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Dennis Getty
b.bef. 1742
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Name Dennis Getty
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1742
Death? April 1779 Botetourt County, Virginia

Dennis Gatty (Getty) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:


  • Page 20 - Denes Getty, 204 acres, Lees Run, a branch of Catawbu River. December 20, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 8].
  • Page 73 - Dennes Getty, 320 acres, Branch of the Catawba. September 12, 1766. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 28].


Estate Records

Getty, Dennis, deceased April of estate ret. August 1779. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 56].


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:(unless listed otherwise)


  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1764. - (503) Dennis Getty vs. John Lowry.--Abates by death of defendant.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1765. - (454) Dennis Getty vs. John Hamilton.--Agnes Hamilton, daughter of defendant.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1767. - (250) Witnesses: John Bunchanon, Dennis Getty.
  • 1771 - KEGLEY'S; p 463; ... A way over the ridge from Dennis Getty's on Sinking Creek to William Caldwell's mill was marked out by Absalom Looney and Amos Potts....
  • [1772 - date of interest] = On the 9th of June 1787 a patent issued to Robert Harvey assignee of Jacob Little, for three hundred and eighty-four acres of land on Catawba creek: And on the 11th of June 1787 another patent issued to Harvey for twenty-one hundred acres of land lying on the same creek. This patent was founded on an inclusive survey which embraced two tracts, one of three hundred and ninety acres granted to Dennis Getty in 1772, and the other of three hundred acres assigned to Harvey by James McGavock; and the residue of the tract was never before granted. Harvey seems to have entered upon this land prior to 1807, and to have cleared a part of it and built a furnace upon it for making iron. [Source: "Anderson vs. Harvey's Heirs", 1853 July Term, Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volume 51, pg. 387].
  • Botetourt Co Court - 13 Nov 1773 - Jospeh Scott Vs Israel Christian Jury: William Robinson, Robert Caldwell, William Munsey, John Litton, Dennis Getty, James Burnsides, William Williams, Thomas Ramsey.
  • 1802 - Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia - 86 - [Titles of Private and Local Acts] - Releasing to the heirs and representatives of Dennis Getty, the right of the commonwealth to certain lands therein mentioned. [Source: A collection of all such acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, pg. 204].
  • Vol. 2 - Dennis Getty, of Botetourt, vs. Madison's Executors--O. S. 359; N. S. 130--Bill, 1820, that ____ years ago Dennis Getty, orator's uncle, emigrated from Ireland to Botetourt County, where he died unmarried, intestate, without issue, leaving heirs, viz: Orator, orator's brothers and sisters--Jeremiah, John, Bridget, Mary, Catherine--all at uncle's death living in Ireland, but orator and brothers came to America. Thomas Madison was appointed administrator and appraisement was returned 1st June, 1779. John Getty is dead, unmarried, intestate, without issue; Mary and Catherine still live in Ireland. Bridget came to America and married John Griffith, but they live in parts unknown to orator out of Commonwealth. Dennis Getty, Sr., died 1779; Thomas Madison died February, 1798. Power of attorney by Bridget, Mary, and Catherine Getty, whereas Dennis Getty, who, in his younger years, lived in Parish of Roy, County of Donegal, Ireland, went abroad many years ago to America, and died there, leaving Jeremiah, John, Dennis, Bridget, Mary, and Catherine, all of Agahgeddy, Parish of Lully Aghnish, in Ireland; his nephews and nieces children of Charles Getty. Dated 2d March, 1793.