Facts and Events
Donald Fear was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Mays vs. McClung--O. S. 318; N. S. 114--Patent, 17th September, 1792, by virtue of warrant under Dunmore's proclamation 1763, to John Finie, 200 acres in Greenbrier on South Branch of Gauley River known as Cherry Tree River at Cherry Tree Bottom. Patent, 7th November, 1787, by virtue of a certificate in right of settlement to George Clendennin, assignee of Spencer Cooper, 387 acres in Greenbrier on a southeast branch of Gauley River at Cherry Tree Bottom. Commissioner's certificate to Spencer Cooper in right of settlement before 1st January, 1778, at Cherry Bottom, 11th April, 1780. Commissioners, viz: Saml. McDowell, Jas. McCorkle, Ro. Davis. Assignment, 27th March, 1784, by John Finney of Culpeper County to James and Joseph Mays of Greenbrier, 600 acres in Cherry Tree Bottom. Ditto 8th December, 1796, by James Maze, Sr., late of Greenbrier, to Joseph Maze, 600 acres above; also all claims against Donel Fear by reason of being kept out of possession. Bill by Joseph Mays, son of James. William Gilkerson had claimed the land by reason of his having made a camp on it and remained there some time in capacity of a hunter. In April, 1785, Joseph and James settled on it. Answer by Stuart, Nancy, Betsy, Harriet,Polly, Sally, Jane, Rebecca and Ann McClung, infants of Andrew McClung. Deed 30th September, 1807, by Jemima Clendenin, widow of George Clendenin; James Lamure and Andrew Bryan, who intermarried with _____ Clendenin and Parthenia Clendenin, children and heirs of George and John Cantrill, who married Mary Clendennin, another daughter and heir of George, all of Mason County, Va., except Lamure, who lives in Clarke County, Ky., to Andrew McClung of Greenbrier, 387 acres in Cherry Tree Bottom. Recorded in Greenbrier, 22d October, 1811. Finnie claimed under a military warrant originally granted to Edward Franklin.
- Vol. 2 - Davis vs. Rogers-O. S. 199; N. S. TO--Bill, July, 1803. Complainant is Elizabeth Davis (infant by Linah Mims, guardian). Joseph Davis in 1780 obtained a certificate from the Commissioners for Greenbrier County by right of settlement for 400 acres in Greenbrier, and assigned it to John Davis, father of oratrix, who then lived in Greenbrier. Afterwards John contracted to sell to John Rodgers, who had son, James Rodgers. Jane Davis deposes, 3d July, 1805, oratrix is 22 years old last May. Jane is widow of John Davis, John Rodgers answers, John and Joseph Davis were brothers. Will of John Davis, of Greenbrier: Wife, Jane; daughter, Polly (infant); daughters, Sally and Rebekah; daughter, Betsey; daughter, Nancy, wife of Donel Fear; daughter, Jenny ('), Teanny (?). Dated 17th March, 1800. Proved in Greenbrier, April, 1800. William Comer deposes at Lewisburg. For some time prior to 1781 he had lived with John Rodgers. Surveys and plats. Deed dated 29th January, 1799, by John Rodgers of Greenbrier to James Rodgers of saine place, conveys 400 acres, patented, to John, 6th E'ebruary, 1195, on Sewil's Creek. Proved in Greenbrier, January, 1199 [sic, s/b 1799]. Archibald Rodgers deposes, son of John Rodgers.