Facts and Events
George Baxter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:
- George Baxter, 228 acres, North Mountain. Mentioned Ephraim Love, Samuel Iron. January 7, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103]. (Note: Ephraim Love mentioned was the probable father-in-law of George Baxter).
- George Baxter, 118 acres. Adjoining Samuel Irons, William Hopkins. January 12, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103].
Records of George Baxter in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1767. - (82) Geo. Baxter appointed surveyor of highway, vice John Thomas.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 22, 1769. - (227) Road surveyor: George Baxter, vice John Thomas.
- Vol. 2 - 1779--March 22d, Administration of Daniel Callahan granted son Charles. Administration of Chas. Fred. Sybert granted Nicholas Mildeberger. George Shulenger's will recorded; widow Elizabeth. Chas. Fred. Sybert, a soldier, died in service; widow Mary and one child. George Shulenger was a soldier. Deed by Philip Armentrout to son Philip. Deed by Philip Armentrout to son Henry. Deed by Philip Armentrout to son Peter. George Ruddle qualified Captain. George Baxter qualified Captain. Jno. Herdman qualified First Lieutenant. Thomas Gordon qualified Second Lieutenant. Anne, orphan of Archd. Huston, chose Thomas Hewit guardian. Abigail, ditto, chose James Brewster, ditto. On information against Anto. Cartner and John Snider for swearing to join a company of Black Boys, or Volunteers, discharged. Nicholas Weatherholt bound to Grand Jury for treason.
- Vol. 2 - 1783--April 29th, Ezekiel, Reuben, and Josiah Harrison going to Georgia same order as to Gawin Hamilton. Samuel Harrison granted certificate of good character and Wiggish principles. Captain Thomas Hewit appointed guardian to Mary, orphan of John Cloverfield. Jeremiah, son of Wm. Haney, to be bound. Margaret, daughter of Wm. Haney, to be bound. William Donnophon proves he lost a smooth-bore gun in serving a tour of duty under Colonel Naul at Stoner's Mill, near Portsmouth, in 1781. Cornelius Cain appointed Captain vice Wm. Herring. Ulrick Gorton appointed Lieutenant in Captain Wm. Herring's Company. Michael Mullen appointed Ensign in Captain Wm. Herring's,Company. Richard Custard appointed Captain vice Michael Baker, and former order appointing John Riddle is reversed. Noah Humble appointed Ensign in Custard's Company. Jno. Hopkins appointed Ensign in Captain George Baxter's Company. Court of Claims.
- Page 52 - Josiah Davidson, 160 acres. Adjoining George Baxter. April 5, 1785. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 115].
- Page 83 - Thomas Hopkins, 68 acres, North Mountain. Adjoining George Baxter, John Hopkins. May 8, 1789. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 125].
- Vol. 1 - December 1790 - Inquisition from Escheator of Rockingham. This indenture of an inquisition taken and made in pursuance of an Act, entitled an Act concerning Escheators at the Court House of Rockingham County, on Tuesday, the 26th day of July, in the year of our Lord, 1796, of and concerning a certain piece, etc., of land commonly known and called by the name of the late Rev. Thomas Jackson, deceased, containing 230 acres, etc., in Rockingham County, on the waters of Linwell's Creek and Muddy Creek, which was first granted by patent, dated 27th June, 1764, to William Sample and by him conveyed to said Thomas Jackson by deeds, 15th May, 1770. Between Mathew Gambill, Escheator, and James Curry, William Herring, Benjamin Harrison,John Rice, Reuben Harrison, John Herdman, George Baxter, Richard Ragan, Samuel McWilliams, Jonathan Shipman, Benjamin Smith, James Burgess, George Sittes, Thomas Shanklin, John Lincoln. William Cravens, jurors, who, etc., do say that the aforesaid Thomas Jackson was, in his lifetime, and the time of his death, seized, etc., of the aforesaid tract, etc. That he died intestate and no person has claimed the land either as lineal or collateral heir and it is escheatable. Signed by all the jurors.
- Vol. 1 - DISTRICT COURT EXECUTIONS. SEPTEMBER, 1794 (A to J). - List of wolf scalps, beginning 1774: To James Loskey, Joseph Newton, William Porter, Levin Benson, William Rhea, Peter Hoover: 1777, December 16, to John Clemons, George Baxter; 1778, May 21, to Jacob Barrier, Thomas Cartmell, John McEwin, Thomas Mynes, Jonathan Hicklin, Anthony Huston; 1784, November, to John Snider, George Puffenberry, Isaac Mayze. Joseph Newton, Henry Every, Samuel Haws; 1785, March, to John Owfull; November, to Wm. Lansdale, Henry Casebolt, Henry Gragg, Moses Moore, Senior and Junior, and Jacob Elsworth, Wm. Bennett and John Armogast; 1787, December, to Thomas Galfour, Thomas Frennen and Michael Arbecost; 1788, December, to James Brindle and William Nottigam; 1789, December, to John Portlock; and Levin Nicholas; 1790, December, to William Portlock, William M. Jordan and Sylvanus Odle; 1791, December, to Hugh Keenon, Fred Troughbough, Jonathan Inchremiger (?); 1792, December, in all 106,900 pounds tobacco.
- Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1795 (A to K). - Commonwealth vs. George Baxter, student, Rockbridge. Libel on John Caruthers a justice of Rockbridge. (Note: this was a younger George Baxter, probably his son George Addison Baxter)