George Rankin, of Middle River - Augusta County
d.26 JAN 1760 Augusta County, Virginia
m. BEF 1743
Facts and Events
George Rankin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA
Will of George Rankin
Abstract of Will of George Rankin, proved May 20, 1760:
Records of George Rankin in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on George Rankin
From "Tennessee Cousins", by Worth S. Ray, pg. 79:
George Rankin, the ancestor, was in Augusta County, Virginia as early as August 20th, 1755, when James King is mentioned as the "servant of George Rankin".
From Rootsweb.com post:
George "of Middle River" d. 26 JAN 1760. His wife Martha is possibly a CRAWFORD, sister of George, Patrick, James and Alexander (all children of William Crawford (1691-1761) and Mary Douglas. She married 2ndly Robert Stephenson who died 1772.
George and Martha had: Jean b. 1743 m. James BELL Capt. Thomas b. 1745 d. 1787 m. Mary CRAWFORD William b. 1748 d. 1817 in SC m. Letitia ROBERTSON, dau of Wm John b. c1750 d. 1790 didn't marry James b. c1752 d.1822 m. Jane "Jinny" RUSSELL Robert b. c1755 d.1815 m. Elizabeth RUSSELL Mary b. c1759 d. 1788 in KY m. John YOUNG
George Rankin's land surrounded Carpenter's Ford Bridge: http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/habshaer/va/va1700/va1734/data/va1734.pdf
Background: The land surrounding Carpenter's Ford Bridge across the Middle River was contained withinpatents granted to David Logan in 1740, and George Rankin in 1747. David Logan sold his192-acre tract on the southeast side of Middle River to Robert Craig on February 16, 1748.Craig was probably the first to establish a farm on the tract, which, after the AmericanRevolution, was named "Bunker HiU Plantation" by the local people. Robert's son Johnconveyed the farm to James Johnston on April 19, 1793. After this transfer, the farm remainedin the Johnston family until 1882, and was managed by the executors of Zecheriah Johnston until 1905
From: Starr81 <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [RANKIN-L] Fw: Rankin in Augusta Co, VA Date: Fri, 06 Aug 1999 09:00:47 -0500
Since my direct line went to SC, I haven't followed up with the bunch who moved to WV, but here's what I have on the Augusta Co. VA bunch.
GEORGE Rankin b. circa 1720 married Martha (we think CRAWFORD, sister of Patrick, George, James d.c1751 and Alexander) probably in Augusta Co. VA circa 1742. George "of Middle River" d. 26 JAN 1760. Martha married 2nd Robert Stephenson 29 APR 1768; he died 12 AUG 1772 naming his step-dau Mary Rankin. [I have Augusta Co. court records to back up everything in the above but her surname as CRAWFORD/sibling of those CRAWFORDS.]
George and Martha had:
might be the one who died 1800 in Augusta Co.
d. 18 SEP 1787. He served as Capt. of militia during RW. He m. Mary CRAWFORD, dau of George and Elizabeth POAGE, circa 1778
m. Lettice ROBERTSON, dau of William and Lettice (?Kerr) They went to KY circa 1788, appear on 1790 census in Augusta Co. VA and are in SC by 1793.
17 SEP 1807 [One descendant still lived on their property in 1990s.]
They went to Pocahontas Co. now W VA.
Most of the above I can corroborate with Augusta Co. records -- but some of the spousal info comes from other researchers. Good luck finding your connection, Koran. Linda
From Genforum.com post:
GEORGE RANKIN of Augusta Cty Va c 1740 Posted by: Robert Baxter Date: December 20, 1998 at 09:40:24
I am looking for origin of George Rankin who received a land patent August 20, 1747, on the north side of Middle River and north of Beverly Manor but south of the present boundary between Augusta and Rockingham Counties. Who are his parents, where was he born, when was he born, when did he arrive in this country, where did he come from, when and whom did he marry, does he have brothers and sisters? He came to Augusta with the Crawfords. His wife is thought to be a Crawford. He died 1760. He a member of the Old Augusta Stone Church. Children mentioned in will are Jean, Thomas, William, John, James, Robert, and Mary. Wife is Martha. Witnesses to will are James and Robert Craig and Theobald Mangham. Executors were Samuel Henderson and Thomas Patterson. Any help would be appreciated.
Bob Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert, I believe George came to America with his Mother.They met up I believe with relatives who preceded them to America by way of the Nottingham colony first in PA. they traveled South to VA,then to Guillford Co., N.C. His son Robert fought in the Revolutionary War. They came from Ireland,But from scot.Decent. you can find some info in"History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church an her People" Greensboro,N.C. By: Rev. S.M. Rankin;also: "Rankin and Wharton Families and their Geneaology"by S.M. Rankin Sincerely Dallas