Facts and Events
Edward Shanklin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 209.--20th May, 1752. Samuel Wilkins of Anson County, North Carolina, to Edward and Robert Shankland, 400 acres. Where said Wilkins lately dwelt, sold to Samuel by Robert McKay et als. Cooks Creek. Part of 1,865 acres sold to Wilkins by McKay. Teste: Peter Scholl, Will Brown, Andrew Erwin.
Processioning List of 1760 and 1767/68
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 295.--1760: Processioned by John Hopkins, David Ralston, in Capt. Ephraim Love's Company: For Thomas Gordon, for Francis Green, for Jeremiah Harrison, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Callkin, for Robert Cravens, for Thos. Harrison, for Ephraim Love, for Widow Johnston, for Alex. Herring, for Edward Shankling, for Widow Logan, for William Logan, for John Cravens, for Widow McDonel, for Joseph Cravens, for Wm. Hopkins, for John Hopkins, for Thomas Shankling, for Alex. Miller, for Mathew Black, for Thos. Campbell, for Daniel Harrison, for Daniel Harrison, Jr., for Samuel Harrison, for Robert Harrison, for Pat. Guin, for Wm. Snoding, for John Fowler, for David Nelson, for Samuel Briges, for John McGill, for Christopher Thompson, for John Wright, for Archibald Hopkins.
- Vol. 2 - Page 444.--1767-1768: Processioned by Robt. Cravens and Jeremiah Harrison: For Daniel Smith, for Lennard Herren, for Samuel Sample, for Thomas Harrison, for John Harrison, for Wm. Snaddone, for John McClure, for Saml. Briggs, for John McGill, for John Fowler, for Saml. Hemphill, for Jeremiah Harrison, for William Gregg, for Pat. Guin, for Jno. Cravens, for Robt. Cravens, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Harrison, for John Brown, for David Ralston, for John Hinton, for Vaulintine Saveyer, for Francis Hughes, for Alex. Harrison, for James Fowler, for Edward Shanklin, for Jennett McDonaId, for Alex. Miller, for Jno. Hardman, for Henry Ewen (Erven), for William Ervin, for Andw. Ervin, for Walter Crow, for Michael Waren, for John Curry.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 342.--29th September, 1749. James Wood, of Frederick, to Robert Shankland, of Lancaster, Penna. Muddy Creek. Corner Jacob Dye. Patented to James, 12th January, 1746, 300 acres. Teste: William Dobbin, James Carroll, Thomas Wood, Valentine Sevier, Edward Shanklin.
- Page 357.--12th February, ____.(abt. 1759/60) - Martha Fruit's (widow) appraisement, by Robt. Cravens, Edwd. Shanklin, Wm. Logan.
- Page 527.--15th November, 1752. James Downing and Mary to James Wait, 120 acres patented to Hugh Douglas, 25th June, 1747, and conveyed by him to Downing; John Stevenson's line. Teste: Edward Shanklin, Thomas Harrison, Daniel Harrison.
- Page 122.--2d October, 1761. Robert Cravens' will--Mark. Executors, wife, and son, John Cravens; wife, Mary, a negro wench called Knelly. To son William, tract called the Great Meadow, 141 acres. To daughter Mary, 124 acres she now lives on. To grandchildren, Zebulon and Robt. Harrison, 200 acres on east side Linville's Creek. To daughter Margaret Harrison. To daughter Agnes, tract she lives on. To Magee (Maggie?). To son Robert. To daughter Elizabeth Cravens. To grandson Robert Cravens, 160 acres, called Wait's Cabin, on the Creek below Joseph Cravens. To grandson John Cravens, brother of Robert above. To granddaughter Mary Black, 470 acres where Saml. Monsey lives to be sold. Nine (9) children, viz: (?) Teste: Archd. Huston, Mathew Thompson, Daniel Love. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by Archd. Huston and Danl. Love. Executors qualify, with Edward Shanklin, Andrew Erwin, Mary ( ) her mark.
- Page 210.--13th December, 1762. John Erwin's estate, appraised by Edward Shanklin, Robert Fowler, Charles Campbell.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 22, 1765. - (347) John Gratton and Francis Green appointed highway surveyors from Edward Shanklin's to Widow Thomas's old place, near Brock's Gap.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1765 (D). - John Hopes (Hapes) vs. Daniel Harrison.--Chancery. Spa. issued September, 1763. Bill states that orator was some years ago employed as Deputy Sheriff under Robert McClenachan, and continued so for two years. Thomas Harrison, Daniel Harrison and John Cravens were his securities. As the end of orator's term drew near he became fearful that he would be behind in his accounts, and withdrew himself to Carolina, leaving his Sheriff's books and effects for the satisfaction of his bondsmen. His effects were immediately attached by Daniel Harrison, who was appointed Deputy Sheriff in orator's place. After some time orator returned to Virginia and sold a tract of land for £47, which he paid to his securities, expecting to have an account rendered to him by defendant, but orator waited a long time for an accounting, and then applied for one, but has never gotten one yet. Prayer for acconuting. Daniel Harrison's answer states that: Claims that orator is still in his debt. Account follows: Downes's fees--William Carrel, David Johnson, James Scott, John Dunbar, William Longin, Mathy Thomas, John Griffeth, John Megil. Adam Bracen Righ's book (boock)--Alen Sculps, Alen Jackson. John Bumgardner's book--Jonathan Duglis, Aorgin Jones, John Crage, Thos. Dwode, Ben Inman Gouge, John Harrison, Henry Netherentine, Samuel Lonard, Renell Macdannel, Jeremiah Orsburn, Jr., Samuel Pattron, James Rutledge, Samuel Samples, Edward Shankling, Hugh Duglis, Wm. Ewing, David Crage, John Griffeth, James Gray, Reuben Harrison, Samuel Henderson, Francis MacBred, Richard Marling, John Phillips, John Pattron, Valentine Seveor, Mathew Ship, John Walker, Thomas Holing, Mung Price, Hugh Camel, John Davis, Jacob Glashe, John Holmes, Joell Hornback, Thomas Loin (Lain), Peter Mate, John Orsburn, Josiah Parrent, Edward Rutledge, James Scot, Mathous Sulcer, Richard Tictum.
- Vol. 1 - SEPTEMBER 16, 1766. - (331) John Fowler's still house, about a mile from Edward Shanklin's--David Nelson's--Jacob Nicholas's--road located.
- Page 188.--2d October, 1768. John Shanklin's will--To sister, £5; to sister Margaret, £4; to cousin Elebth Evans; to cousin Richard Shanklin; to Margaret Shanklin; to sister Ann; to cousin Joseph; to cousins Evan and Jonathan; to brother Edward, executor. Teste: John Fairbairn, Wm. Snodon. Proved, 22d March, 1769, by the witnesses. Edward Shanklind qualified, with Wm. Snodon, Andw. Johnston.
- Page 191.--20th March, 1766. Robert Shanklin's will--To brother Edward's five daughters; to Elizabeth Evans; to brother Thon; to Edward and his son Robert and his youngest sons; to brother John; to Richd. Shanklin; to Jonathan Evans; to Elizabeth Evans; to sister Margaret; to Robert and John Shanklin; to brother John; to Ro. and John Edwards' two sons and his son John. Teste: John Fairbairn, Darkis Snodon. Proved, 22d March, 1769, by the witnesses. Edward Shanklin qualified executor. with Wm. Snodon, Andrew Johnston.
- Page 129 - William Snowden, 467 acres, West Fork of Cooks Creek. Adjoining Edward Shanklin. Mentioned John Wilkins and (Alexander) Herron. January 24, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 47].
- Page 228.--16th August, 1769. Settlement recorded of Robert Shanklin's estate (Edward Shanklin, executor)--Paid Jane Logan for 12 gallons whiskey; paid Joseph Peace for making a coffin and plank.
- Page 229.--16th August, 1769. John Shanklin's estate settled, by Edward Shanklin, executor.
- Page 301.--19th August, 1771. William Logan and Elizabeth ( ), of Botetourt, to Samuel Gibson, £180, 386 acres patented to William, 10th March, 1756, Terrence Kelly's line. Teste: Richard, Edward and Robert
Shanklin. Delivered: Samuel Gibson, November, 1775.
- Page 345.--16th March, 1775. Hugh Campbell's estate appraised by John Gratton, James Magill, Edward Erwin, Edward Shanklin.
- Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), Vol. 2, Page 456.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK.
Page 444.--1767-1768: Processioned by Robt. Cravens and Jeremiah Harrison: For Daniel Smith, for Lennard Herren, for Samuel Sample, for Thomas Harrison, for John Harrison, for Wm. Snaddone, for John McClure, for Saml. Briggs, for John McGill (3)|John McGill, for John Fowler, for Saml. Hemphill, for Jeremiah Harrison, for William Gregg, for Pat. Guin, for Jno. Cravens, for Robt. Cravens, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Harrison, for John Brown, for David Ralston, for John Hinton, for Vaulintine Saveyer, for Francis Hughes, for Alex. Harrison, for James Fowler, for Edward Shanklin, for Jennett McDonald, for Alex. Miller, for Jno. Hardman, for Henry Ewen (Erven), for William Ervin, for Andw. Ervin, for Walter Crow, for Michael Waren, for John Curry.