Facts and Events
George Breckenridge was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
George Breckenridge's land (Beverley Manor SW, 300 acres (part of 761 acres deeded to Robert and George Breckenridge), 1742; and 540 acres acquired in 1747) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 67-70. 25-26 Nov. 1742. William Beverley, Esq. of Essex County to George and Robt. Breckenridge of Orange County. Lease and release; for £25 current money. 761 acres in Beverley Manor... by the South River... George Breckenridge to have 300 acres on the north west and the remainder to Robt. Breckenridge. (signed) Wm. Beverley. Wit: James Patton, John Lewis, Samll. Gray. 27 9ber [Nov]. 1742. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 42].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 389.--17th October, 1747. Wm. Beverley to George Brackenridge, £15.12.0; 540 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Alexander Brackenridge; corner to David Mitchell. Teste: Robert Alexander, John Fulton, Robert Ramsey. Proved by Alexander and Ramsey, 18th November, 1747.
- Page 374.--17th August, 1773. Edward ( ) Breden and Elisabeth ( ) to George Breakinridge, of Fincastle County, tract formerly conveyed by George to Mathew Erwin. (Note: George Breckenridge was in Fincastle County by 1773, and apparently re-aquired his old tract).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 12.--8th February, 1745-6. George and Robert Brackenridge to Sameel Wilson, £50, 461 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 761 acres deeded to vendors by Beverley 26th day November, 1742; to George, 300 acres and Robert, the remainder. Deed recorded in Orange. Corner to George's land. Witnesses, John Smith, John Branham, Jr.; John McMaster. Acknowledged by grantors, 10th Feburary 1745.
- Page 23.--10th February, 1745-6. George and Robert Brackenridge to David Doack, £42, Virginia money; 300 acres in Beverley Manor, being the tract George now lives on. Ackonwledged by both, 10th February, 1745-6. (Note: George Breckenridge married Ann Doak).
- Page 100.--17th June, 1746. George Brackenridge, yeoman, to Samuel Lusk, farmer, £18 current money Virginia; 200 acres on south side Middle River of Shanando; William Anderson's line; corner to Jno. Finley. Witnesses, John and Robert Christian, James Trimble. Acknowledged, 18th June, 1746, and Ann released dower.
- Page 432.--19th November, 1747. £27 current money Virginia. George Brackenridge to Thomas Beard, 309½ acres in Beverley Manor; corner to James Lynn and John Tate; corner to David Steel. Teste: James Fulton, Samuel Wilson, Samuel Steel. Acknowledged by George, 18th November, 1747, and Ann releases dower.
- Page 135.--15th February, 1748. George Brackenridge to Mathew Erwin (# of acres not listed). Corner Samuel Lusk. Teste: John Francis, James Patterson, Robt. Alexander.
- Page 179.--17th May, 1749. (# of acres not listed) - George Brackenridge to Robert Brackenridge.
- Page 370.--17th November, 1756. George Breckinridge, of Albemarle, to John Steel, £55, 230 acres in Beverley Manor, cor. Thos. Beard. Teste: Samuel Steel,' Wm. Read, John Erwin. (Note: it appears George had moved to Albemarle County prior to 1756).
- George Breckenridge signed his will on May 3, 1790, and it was probated in September of that year. His wife Agnes was to have one-third of the plantation for life, with Negroes, cows, and stock. Robert was to receive 10 shillings sterling. Daughter Elizabeth Evans was to have 15-18 acres of land, part of the home tract. Son John was to have the remainder 200 acres, and 2 Negroes, and grandson George, son of John was to have the Wahaven [Walraven] place. Money from the sale of personal property was to be divided among the six children: Alexander, Jane Alcain [Alcorn], Elizabeth Evans, Sary [Sarah] Findley, John Breckenridge, and Lettis [Lettice] Linsy. After his wife Agnes died, her share was given to his son John. The executors were to be Jesse Evans (son-in-law) and John Breckenridge, his son. Witnesses were George Oury, Jesse Evans, and Thomas Suttles. [Wythe County Will Book I, p. 1].
Records in Orange County, VA
- Pages 325-26. Bond of George Brackenridge unto Jane Brackenridge. for £500. 24 May 1744.
- Whereas Alexr. Brackenridge dec. (father of the above bound George Brackenridge) on his death bed declared that he intended to give his sons Adam Smith and James Brackenrige each a pice [sic] of land to wit to Adam Brackenridge four hundred acres, to Smith three hundred acres and to James one hundred and twelve acres, then died without a will in writing and whereas the above bound George Brackenridge heir at law of the said deceased (to whom administration is granted on the relinquishment of the said Jane Brackenridge widow of the deceased and mother of the above bound George) is willing to comply with the declaration made by his said father, now he binds himself to Jane Brackenridge in behalf of her said sons Adam, Smith and James Brackenridge who are under age. (signed) George Brackenridge. Wit: Philip Clayton, James Porteus. 24 May 1744. Acknowledged. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 60].
Records in Augusta County, VA
- Page 107.--18th February, 1747. Commission to Robert Coningham, John Wilson, and Robert Campbell, to examine Ann, wife of George Brackenridge, who is unable to travel to the Court House. She releases dower in D. B. 1. p. 11, 5th May, 1748.
- Page 280.--.12th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley, of Essex, to James Lynn £_____; 538 acres in Beverley Manor on South River, Shanando; Samuel Doah's land; Patrick Campbell's land; Brownlee's land; George Brackenridge's land. Teste: Robt. Davis, Jno. Mitchell, W. Russell. Proved by all witnesses, 19th August, 1747.
- Page 64.--14th September, 1747. David Steele's will--Farmer, son Robert, plantation; wife; son, Nathaniel; daughters, Martha Teas, Isabella McCluer, 5 shillings; daughters, Rebecka, Jannet. Executors, Samuel Doak and Robert Ramsey; refused to execute. Teste: Wm. Steel, Geo. Brakenridge, Robert Alexander. Proved, 18th November, 1747, by Brakenridge and Alexander.
- Page 552.-- (abt. 1747) - Same as to George Breckinridge's deed.
- Page 24.--Wm. Beverley to Nathaniel Steel, Beverley Manor; corner John Teat and Geo. Brackenridge, Jno. Lockhart and Ramsey, David Steel, James Fulton, 17th June, 1748.
- Page 379.--29th November, 1749. Robert Turk, and Margaret, to James Hamilton, 284 acres in Beverley Manor, Robert Patrick's line. On South River Shannadore. Margaret, wife of Robert Turk. Delivered: Joseph Teas, November, 1754. Teste: George Breckenridge, Daniel Davison, Francis Beaty.
- Page 446.--21st September, 1750. John Greer's vendue. Sold to John Lockhart. John Roseman, Sarah Lynn, John Teat, John Mitchell, Christopher Kelly, George Breckinridge, Thos. Scott, James Lynn, Thos. Teat, Francis Beaty, John Mitchell.
- Page 505.--19th August, 1751. James Lynn, architectus, to Samuel Braford, 269 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Andrew Lynn; corner Brownlee; corner George Breckinridge (Sarah, wife of James). Teste: Jno. Mitchell, Saml. Doack, Andrew Lynn.
- Page 402.--28th November, 1751. George Breckinridge's bond as administrator of James Connelley, with sureties Robt. McClenachan, Ro. Breckinridge.
- Page 484.--23d March, 1753. James Connerley's appraisement by Joseph Kennedy, John Maxwell, James Campbell. Vendue by George Breckinridge, administrator.
- 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 165.--3d June, 1755. Saml. Wilson, plantationer, to Robt. Wilson, farmer, £55, 461 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 761 acres granted by Beverley to Geo. and Rob. Breckinridge, 26th November, 1742, and said 461 acres were sold by Geo. and Ro. to Saml., 8th February, 1745; corner David Doak.
- Page 468.--Commission from Augusta to Wm. Harris, Wm. Cabell, Jr., and Wm. Dinguid to take acknowledgment of Anne, wife of Geo. Breckinridge, of Albemarle, to deed, 17th November, 1756, George to Jno. Steel, dated 10th June, 1757. Executed 11th August, 1757.
- Page 538.--Land conveyed by Beverley to Alexander Breckinridge, recorded in Orange, and by Alexander's decease intestate became vested in his eldest son and heir, George Breckinridge, who conveyed same to Robert Breckenridge 17th May, 1749, and by Robert and Lettice, his wife, to Stephen Loy. 21st October, 1765. (Note; this proves George as the eldest son of Alexander Breckenridge and brother of Robert Breckenridge).
- Page 145.--24th February, 1768. Elizabeth Erwin ( ) to Edward Braden, £45, 200 acres formerly conveyed from George Breckenridge to Mathew Erwin, 15th February, 1748, and devised to Elizabeth by Mathew; corner Samuel Lusk. Teste: James Bell, John Francis. Delivered: Elizabeth Erwin, 27th July, 1772.
- Page 5.--17th November, 1772. John Alexander and Mary to David Humphress in Beverley Manor. First sold by Beverley to George Breckinridge and by him transferred to David Doak. Delivered: David Humphries, 24th November, 1774.
Information on George Breckenridge
Alverta Brown Martin in her "Our Grandfathers," Inglewood, CA 1968, says Sarah's parents, George and Ann (Doak) Breckenridge, were married in 1742 when George lived in Albemarle County (St. Anne's Parish). Ann died in 1748; George moved to Augusta County in 1763, then on to Wythe County, where he died in 1790. His will, proved 29 September 1790, named daughter Sary Findley. She received 1/6 of "the remainder part of my household and kitchen furniture with all my stock sold." (Wythe Co., VA WB 1:1)
Alverta Brown claims he was living in the vicinity of George Breckenridge, his wife's parents, when he and Sarah were married in 1777. Montgomery County records do confirm there was a Robert Finley in the area. On 6 September 1777, both Robert Finley and George Breckenridge appeared on John Montgomery's list of persons who took the Oath of Allegiance (Kegley, "Militia of Montgomery County," p. 53)
May have been born in 1714
Will dated 3 May 1790; proved on 29 Sep 1790.
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Writings of James Malcom Breckenridge, Jerry Donly Papers, papers & letters Feb & Mar 1992 of John B. Thomas, Jr., & marriages of Bourbon Co, KY.
George BRECKENRIDGE, s/o Alexander, b c1714 Northern Ireland, d 1790 VA, Will 3 May 1790/ proved 29 Sep 1790. m Ann DOAK 1742 VA. She d by 1786, d/o Doak emigrants from Ulster to PA. He m2) 26 Sep 1786 (bond) Agnes WATSON of Montgomery Co, VA. He came w/parents abt 1730 to Bucks Co, PA, then abt 1738 went with them to Augusta Co, VA. 1744 he Admins. of his father Alexander’s estate. Augusta Co, VA 16 May 1747 he conveyed land of Beverley Manor 245A to bro Robert. ”. Colonial miltiary service 1742, Augusta Co, VA, records in the Preston Papers, Library of the WI Hist. Soc., Madison, WI: Alexander Breckenridge & sons George, Robert & James served under Capt. John Christian’s Co. He appears in Albemarle Co, VA 1746-1763. French & Indian War he in Albemarle Co militia, Henning’s Statutes of VA, Vol VII, pg 203, listed as paid for services Sep 1758 for “defense & protection of the frontiers”. VA State Library at Richmon!
d records “War 23” 21 Nov 1788 George paid for VA State Militia at “Horsehire, Cherokee, Expedition” in the Rev. War Aug 1776. He was 60 yrs old & not sure this is him? George & family res Augusta, Albertmarle, Boutetourt & Fincaslte Co’s VA. Ch: Alexander, Robert, John, Jane m ALCORN, Elizabeth m EVANS, Sarah m FINDLEY & Letitia m LINDSEY.
Alexander d 1813 Bourbon Co, KY. m Magdalene GAMBLE.
Robert d 1814 Bath Co, KY. m Mary DOAK.
John d 1824 Bourbon Co, KY. m Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY.
Jane m John ALCORN.
Elizabeth m Jesse EVANS.
Letitia m Mr. LINDSEY.
Sarah m Robert FINDLEY.
- Kegley, Mary B, and F. B. (Frederick Bittle) Kegley. Early adventurers on the western waters. (Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, c1995, 1998 (Marceline, Missouri : Walsworth Pub. Co.)), Vol. III, Part 2, Pg. 592.
George [Breckenridge] is said to have married twice: (1) Ann, daughter of Samuel Doak, and (2) Agnes Watson in 1786. George and Ann had seven children: Alexander, Robert, John, Elizabeth, Lettita , Jane, and Sarah. John and Alexander died in Bourbon Co. KY, and Robert who married his cousin Mary Doak, died in Bath Co. KY. Elizabeth married her neighbor Jesse Evans and died in Virginia before her husband moved to Missouri. Letitia married Moses Lynsey (Lindsey), Jane married John Alcorn of Reed Creek, and Sarah married John Finley (family records; Kennedy, “Seldens of Virginia” pp 588-589).