Facts and Events
Frederic Smith was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Frederic Smith acquired land on the North Branch of the Roanoke River adjoining William Preston, prior to March, 1768, as shown in the record below, and possibly as early as 1752, when records of Frederic show up in Augusta County.
Records of Frederic Smith in Augusta County, VA
- Page 450.--14th April, 1752. James Cole of Lunenburgh County, planter, to George Robinson, 400 acres joining Mark Coles, patented to James. 20th September, 1745. Teste: Tobias Smith, Frederick Smith, John Marcs (?). Livery by a branch of a hiccory. Proved by Fred. Smith, 1766. (Note: Frederick Smith and Tobias Smith were brothers).
- Vol. 2 - Marriage License in Augusta County - 1754-- March 23, Fred Smith.
- Page 266.--5th March, 1768. Daniel ( ) McCormick and Anne ( ) to Joshua McCormick, £30, 110 acres, part of a tract conveyed to Daniel by William Preston on North Branch of Roanoke, Frederick Smith's line; corner said Daniel McCormick. Teste: William Preston, Robert Breckinridge, Arthur Campbell, Joseph Cloyd. Is. Christian, Wm. Crow.
- Marriage Record in Botetourt County, VA - Patterson, George and Catherine Smyth, dau. (of) Frederick Smyth - Dec. 22, 1785.
From Genforum Message Board:
Re: Smith Family- Botetourt Co. VA.
Posted by: jerold patterson (ID *****0554) Date: February 17, 2005 at 07:45:18
In Reply to: Re: Smith Family- Botetourt Co. VA. by Troy James of 66084
Frederick Smyth was in Botetourt. His children were Elijah, Henry, Catherine, John P., Elizabeth and Sayers/Sayres/Sawyers (from deed analysis). He named Sawyers and Elizabeth in his will, She married John McDonald. Frederick's will was dated March 27, 1802 in Montgomery County, Virginia. There are several land deeds there that will help you, including some that involved the Culton families of Rockbridge and Wythe County, VA. From the witnesses to his will, it's hard to know whether he was Scottish or German. They were: Jacob Crider, Henry Hans, Peter Coon, and George McDonald. (Wythe County was formed out of Montgomery County in 1790 and gave a portion as did Washington County for the formation of Smyth County.)
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