Facts and Events
Elizabeth (Semple) Hunter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Elizabeth (Semple) Hunter's land (Borden Tract NE, 124 acres, 1743) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 305-08. 10-11 May 1743. Benjamin Borden of Orange County to Eliza. Hunter of same. Lease and release; for ₤3.14.5 current money. 124 acres, part of 92,100 acres which Benjamin Borden has a pattent for on the west side of Mofphets Creek on the head of a small run of the creek... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: Alexander Walker, James Walker, James Hunter. 23 June 1743. Acknowledged by Benjamin Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 57]. (Note: Robert Hunter, Elizabeth's husband must have died prior to the conveyance of this deed).
Estate records of Elizabeth (Semple) Hunter in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 20, 1746/7. - (167) John Hunter relinquished his right to qualify on estate of his mother, Elizabeth Hunter, in Lunenburg Co., who died lately intestate in said Co., to Wm. Hunter, his younger brother. (Note: the estate records and possible will of Elizabeth (Semple) Hunter are most likely in Lunenburg County, VA records).
Records of Elizabeth (Semple) Hunter in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - DISTRICT COURT. - List of deeds recorded in Orange County executed by Benjamin Borden, 1734-1745: Elizabeth Hunter, 10th May, 1743. (listed among many others).
- Page 128.--18th June, 1746. The Bordens to William Berry, Con. 6 shillings current money Virginia. Testator in his lifetime had agreed to convey to William 145 acres, part of 92,100 acres on Moffett's Creek; Elizabeth Hunter's Corner. Acknowledged as above.