Lt. George Bigham, of Muddy Creek
Facts and Events
George Bigham was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- George Bigham acquired 251 acres "on Muddy Creek of Shanando" prior to 3 June 1762, (and also probably prior to his land being processioned in 1760, as listed in the disposition below):
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 472.--3d June, 1762. George Bigham, late of Augusta, to Robert Erwin, yeoman, £32.6, 251 acres on Muddy Creek of Shanando. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Robert Hamilton and James ( ) McNabb. Acknowledged, 17th August, 1762. Delivered: Francis Erwin, 9th July, 1773.
Estate Records of George Bingham
- Vol. 2 - 18th May, 1779--Thomas Tate, administrator of George Bigham.
Processioning List of 1760
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 272.--1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young, for James Anderson, for Alex. Blair, for John Anderson, for John Francey, for Wm. Cunningham, fnr John McKemy. for Walter Trimble, for Hugh Dever, for John Davies, for _____ Doughlas, for Daniel Smith, for Bigham's land formerly known by the name of Gragg's, for Gabriel Pickens, for Robert Poage, for Abraham Smith, for Isaiah Shipman, for David Robiston, for Silas Hart, for John Cunningham, for Henry Smith, for Widow Ramsey, for Thomas Woodal, for Moses Hall, for Andrey McCown, for James Bell, for Edward Erwin, for Alex. Craig, for Wm. Frame, for Thos. Waterson, for Francis Brown, for John King, for John Searight, for John Kear, for Hugh Campbell, for Alex. Kile, for Robert Fowler, for James Gamble, for James Leeper, Sr. and Jr., for James Blair, for Edward Erwin's land formerly known as Brownlee's place, for Adam Stevenson, for Umphrey's place on North River, for Stevenson's place they live on, for Jacob and Christian Roleman, for John Malcom, for William Flimen, for Charles Campbell, for Robert Campbell, for William Brown, for Widow and John and James Alexander, for Michael Dickey, for James Young, for James Patterson, for Andrew Erwin, for John Erwin, for Edward Erwin, for Francis Erwin, for Hugh Campbell, Jr., for James McGill, for Robert Brown, for James Young.
Records of George Bigham in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY AND AUGUST, 1748. - George Bigham vs. James Stewart.--Debt on Acct., 1747. Executed.
- Page 441.--17th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to James Miller, 44 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Henderson. Corner James McCurtle. Corner James Breckenridge. Stuart's old survey. Delivered: George Bigham, 24th March, 1757.
- Page 469.--26th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Bigham, farmer, where John now lives, 302 acres. Corner lot 16. Teste: George Bigham.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 23, 1754. - (130) George Bigham petitions for Admn. of estate of Robert Foil, decd., as being nearest of kin--rejected.
- Page 385.--21st August, 1754. James Miller, taylor, and Cathorine, to Jones Henderson. farmer, £35, 3 tracts--first containing 112 acres purchased by said Miller of Andrew Mitchell and Mary which was conveyed to Mary before her marriage with Andrew by George Breckenridge and Ann, by the name of Mary Coningham; the second containing 57 acres purchased by James of David Stewart; the third containing 43 acres purchased by James of Beverly. Delivered to George Bigham, March, 1757
- Page 451.--14th June, 1757. John Taylor and Esther ( ) to Thomas Gordon, £20, 120 acres cor. Wood's and Green's land on head Muddy Creek; cor. Jno. O'Neal's land. Teste: Geo. Bigham, Elijah Clery. Delivered: Thos. Gordon, April, 1771.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1759. - (298) George Bigham removed out of the Colony.
- Vol. 1 - 1762. - Memorandum of ye weight of bacon bought from Jacob Petter, 361, at 4 1/2 == £6, 15, 4 1/2. April ye 12th, 1756. Received from Jacob Petter 287 1/2 pounds of bacon for the use of Capt. Israel Christy's men, I say. Received by us more eight pounds and three-quarters. (Signed) George Bigham, Robert Armstrong. To Capt. Israel Christy, or Lieut. Alexander Wright. (Endorsed.) Capt. Christian says he has paid the above.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 22, 1764. - (169) Thomas Bowyer, added to tithables. Michael Bowyer, servant Tom, and 226 acres, added to tithables. Wm. Henderson, one other, and 765 acres, added to tithables. James Henderson and 450 acres, added to tithables. Nathan Gilliland and 332 1/2 acres, added to tithables. John Buchanan, three others. and 489 acres, added to tithables. Wm. Crow, four others, added to tithables. Moses Williams, George Bigham. James Hugart, Francis Gardner, and John Askin, added to tithables.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Thompson vs. Bigham.--Attachment, 19th August, 1768. John Thompson (Robert Thompson, surety) vs. George Bigham, removed out of the County. Served in hands of John Bigham.
- Page 195.--22d March, 1769. Settlement recorded of John Trimble's estate, by Mary and James Trimble, administrators--By John Prise' (Price?) weges and bounty, £12.0.0. Cash of John Bigham on Geo. Bighams. By Henry Criswell's bond. Paid Andw. Baskin, Alex. McKinsey, John Boswell, Saml. Davison, Thos. Garden on Bigham's account.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1779 (G). - John Anderson vs. George Bigham.--Writ, 22d March, 1779. Defendant deceased.
Information on George Bigham
From "Virginia's Colonial Soldiers", by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck:
- The accounts of the following could not be settled of adjusted due to the lack of proper vouchers: Lt. George Bigham, Capt. Ephraim Love, Capt. James Allen, Capt. Abraham Smith, Capt. James Dunlop, Lt. Sampson Archer, Capt. John Moore, Capt. Joseph Culton, Capt. Joseph Lapsley, Capt. Joseph Kennedy, Lt. James Magavock, Thomas Moore, Capt. John Dickeson, William Wilson, Capt. James Mitchell, Capt. Robert Breckenridge, Capt. Samuel Stalnaker of Augusta, Capt. Richard Callaway of Bedford, Capt. John Nash, Jr. of Prince Edward, Col. Henry Lee of Prince William, and Clement Reeds of Lunenburg. 3 June 1757.