Facts and Events
George Benson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of George Benson in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1778 (A). - Carlyle vs. George Benston.--Bond by George of Summerset County, Maryland, to Robert Carlyle of Greenbrier and Botetourt County, Virginia, 25th May, 1772. Defendant is in the service.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 17, 1779. (42) William Cyer to be bound to George Benson to be taught to read, write, cypher as far as the rule of three, and when free to be given two suits of clothes which would have been of the value of £32, 10, six years ago, and one set of cooper's tools.
- Page 446.--25th October, 1781. Thomas Wright and Jane to John Botkin. Teste: John Jordan, Thos. Dueglass, George Bentson, David Frame, John McCreery. Proved, 19th March, 1788.
- Page 268.--3d March, 1783. Inquisition at same place before John McCreerey, Coroner, on view of body of John Mitchell--Witnesses Leonard Bell, Van Swearingen et als., believed to have died a natural death at Frame's Still House on 2d March. Leonard Bell, Van Sweoringen, Joseph Mays, Geo. Francisco, John McRoberts, Wm. Young, James Kenny, Robt. McCreery, Jno. Montgomery, Geo. Benston, Jas. Montgomery, Jeremiah Frame.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1787--March 19, John McCreery and Charles Donally, surety. John McCreery and Margaret Black, daughter of Wm. Black (consent). Teste:John Montgomery, Alex. Black. John is son of Ro. McCreery (consent). Teste: Geo. Benson, Wm. McCreery.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1790 - George Benson vs. Thomas Feemster--Slander. Writ, General Court, 4th July, 1785. James Montgomery about to return to Pennsylvania, his residence, 19th May, 1786. Special verdict. James Montgomery deposes 19th July, 1786. He was appointed wagonmaster under Colonel McCreary, from Augusta County; went down with the militia in June, 1781, and at a certain house below Petersburg (whose owner fled for fear of the British), saw George Benson coming out of said house with either three or four stock locks in his bosom, going towards the wagons. On return of the militia deponent was wagonmaster up to Staunton, and wagonmasters refused carrying sick soldiers and said they were too heavily loaded with various kinds of goods. Upon report thereof, Captain Dickey, Lieutenant Colter, Mr. James Buchanan and Adam Brattan, and deponent searched the wagons and found a considerable quantity of goods that appeared to have been plundered, and amongst them locks of the above description, and cotton, which Benson said were his, as well as a bag full of sundries and other articles, claimed by others of the militia.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1792. - William Gillespy vs. George Benson.--Writ, 1790. James Gillespy moved to Kentucky, middle of November, 1788, and died about December last. Orator (?) and his brother, Samuel Gillespy, were appointed executors.
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