Francis Evick, of South Branch, Potomac River
Facts and Events
Francis Evick was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Page 157 - Francis and George Evock, 160 acres South Branch of Potomac. Adjoining George Dyces. Aug. 27, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 57].
- Page 34 - Francis Evick, 118 acres, South Branch of the Potomac. March 6, 1783. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 109].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 324.--22d March, 1764. Michael Rhine's vendue recorded--To Nicholas Havener, Henry Flesher, Jacob Rolman, Frederick Opp, Thos. Miller, John Davis, Adam Stroud, Henry Stone. Castle Hover, Wm. Robinson, Jacob Bour, Paslin Hover, Elizabeth Rhine, Leonard Props, Jno. Dunkle, Peter Smith, Geo. Bush, Nicholas Summers, Mark Swatley, Henry Pickle, Francis Evick, Leonard Simmons.
- Page 35.--19th August, 1767. Settlement of Valentine Coil's estate, by Geo. Hammer and Geo. Coile--Cash paid Gabriel Coile, George Caplinger; cash paid Francis Evick, Geo. Tice, Woolrick Conrod; cash paid Colien Havenor, Nicholas Havenor, Jno. Murray, Henry Stone, Mark Swatley, Christian Grod, Barned Lince, Martin Coile.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - 1764.-- 1764.--Michael Harper, debtor to William Christian. August 23, to James Bodkin; August 27, to Abram Hempenstall; to David Fraime; to Vance and Doake; to Lieut. William McCutcheon; to Edward Hynds; August 30, to Lieut. William McCutcheon; to James McCutcheon; to John Millar; to Thomas Rhoads; to William Black; September 4, to Jean Graham; to Francis Evick for funeral expenses. Contra: 1764, September 4, by 42 days in service, at 1/6; by part of John Miller's order rejected; by part of Rhoads' order rejected; by part of William Black's order rejected; by part of Jean Graham's order rejected; by bounty.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - Harper vs. Christian.--Capt. William Christian, debtor to Mathew Harper, administrator to Michael Harper. To his bounty as a soldier, £2; to his pay as a soldier, £0.19.0. Credit, by cash paid Francis Evick for funeral charges, £1.5.0.
- Page 91.--16th January, 177_. George (his mark) Capliner's will--To son, George Caplener, and his brother, John Caplener, who are to pay each of their brothers and sisters; to wife; to 3 young sons and youngest dafter. Teste: John Skidmore, Frane (his mark __) Evo. Executors, George Hammo, George Dice, 3rd, for administrators after my desass on my estate. I desor that my two sons will lorn the two youngest boys to read through the Salter Poruct and the 2 boys is to live with their elder brothers till they are sixteen years of age. Teste: George Caplener, Jr., John Caplener. Proved, 18th May, 1773, by the witnesses. George Hammer qualifies with John Skidmore, Francis Eve.
- Vol. 2 - Griner vs. McCoy--O. S. 280; N. S. 99--Bill, 1817. Aaron Kee of Pendleton died (1815-1817), leaving widow Catherine and 5 infant children, viz: James, Peggy, John, Eliza, Joseph. Frances Evick died, testate, without wife or children, leaving devisees, viz: John Cool and Barbara, his wife, late Evick; Henry White, Chas. Halterman and Phebe, his wife, late Phoebe Cool of Harrison County; Adam Evick and Catharine Baker of Pendleton County; Henry Warnsteif and _____, his wife; John Evick of Ohio. Deed, 1st March, 1812, by David Ball and Elizabeth of Pendleton County to Aaron Kee, tract whereon Franklin stands. Recorded in Pendleton. Will of Francis Evick of Harrison County. Oldest son of Caty Evick who once called herself my wife. Legatee, Charles Halterman, Sr., and his son Carolus and Joseph Waggoner. Devisee, Henry White, land adjoining heirs of Chas. Fouringash and John Cool; devisee, John Cool; nephew, John Evick; niece, _____, wife of Henry Wonstorf. Dated 14th July, 1814. Recorded in Harrison.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.
Death: Jul., 1814
West Virginia, USA
Son of Christian & Margaret. Married & divorced #1-Caty ___.
- Ancestry.com Public Member Trees.
In 1769 Francis and George Evick surveyed 160 acres of land on the left bank of the South Branch. George appears to have lived across the river at the mouth of the Evick gap. It is on a portion of this tract that Franklin is built. The town is named after Francis Evick.
George Evick’s son Adam Evick lived in what is now known as the Evick Hollow near Grover Moore's. He manufactured the Evick Rifle which was a famous gun in its day.