George Rogers, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
||George Rogers, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
||to Elizabeth Unknown
George Rogers was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
George Rogers's land (Beverley Manor NE, 540 acres, 1749) 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.
George Roger's land (Beverley Manor SW, 170 acres, 1754) 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. (Note: although not shown on the Hildebrand Map, the 170-acre tract of George Rogers can be easliy identified by the adjacent tracts of Robert Wilson, David Moore and Robert Sawyers (whose father had acquired part of the 454-acre tract of Joseph Reed in 1741).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 621.--28th February, 1749. Same to George Rodger (Rodgers), 540 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner George Anderson; Cathey's River; Christie's Creek; Hamilton's corner; James Crawford's corner. Consideration paid 28th February, 1741. Teste: George Pine, James Moffett.
- Page 172.--21st March, 1754. Beverley by Lewis and Madison to Geo. Rodgers, 170 acres in Beverley Manor. Cor. Robert Wilson and Robert Sayers; cor. land of David Moore, deceased.
- Page 312.--10th April, 1754. Robert Sayer and Hannah to Geo. Rogers, £9.5.0. 50 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 2 tracts conveyed in fee by Beverley to Joseph Reed and by Joseph Reed to David Sayer and by David to Robert Sayer; corner Ro. Sayer in Wm. Thompson's line; corner in said Roger's old line; Robert Wilson's line.
- Page 367.--20th September, 1763. Daniel Kidd and Anne ( ) to George Rodgers, £90, 135 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek, George Hutcheson's line. Teste: Samuel Moore, Jno. Hunter.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 55.--22d April, 1763. George Rodgers and Elisabeth to Robert Rodgers, of Augusta, and Robert Wallace, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, £200, two tracts in Beverley Manor: 1st, containing 540 acres conveyed by Beverley to George, 28th February, 1749; cor. George Anderson, Cathies River, Christian's Creek; Jacob Carr's cor.; James Crawford's cor; 2d tract, 135 acres conveyed to George by Daniel Kidd, 20th September, 1763; Christie's Creek, George Hutcheson's line.
Further Disposition of Land:
- Page 181.--16th February, 1762. George Rodgers, Jr., to Nathaniel Lyon, £40 two tracts: 1st, 170 acres in Beverley Manor; cor. Robert Wilson and Joseph Reed's old place; cor. David Moore. 2d, 50 acres in Beverley Manor; cor. Robert Syer's land in Wm. Thomuson's line, Robert Wilson's line. Teste: Samuel and Jos. Moore. Delivered: Thomas Bowyer, April, 1765.
- Page 491.--25th February, 1764. Robert Rodgers to John Johnson. £20, 62 acres on Middle River of Shanandoe, alias Cathey's River, part of 540 acres in Beverley Manor, originally surveyed for Nathan McClure and conveyed by Beverley to George Rodgers and by George to his son Robert, September, 1763. Teste: Robert, John and Thomas Poage. Delivered: Wm. Johnston, September, 1765.
- Page 750.--19th November, 176(4), Nathaniel Lyon (and Margaret) to James Cotton, £51.10, 220 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Robert Sawyer's land in Wm. Thompson's line, line of land formerly belonging to George Rodgers and sold to Nathaniel. Teste: Wm. Brown, Wm. Hyde, Robt. Rodgers. Delivered: Thos. Bowyer, April, 1765.
- Page 305.--9th December, 1766. Robert Rogers, of Augusta County, and Robert Wallace, of Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Mary ( ) to Seth Rogers, of the same County and Colony, £200, 135 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed from Daniel Kidd to George Rogers, 20th September, 1763. and by George to Robert Rogers and Robert Wallace above, on 22d September, 1763, oak in George Hutcheson's line at Christie's Creek. Teste: James Cooper, Thomas McNeal. Delivered: Seth Rodgers, 5th April, 1774.
- Page 428.--21st December, 1783. Robert Rodgers and Elizabeth to Paulser Teverbaugh, part of 54 acres in Beverley Manor first conveyed to George Rodgers, deceased.
Estate Records of George Rogers
- Page 117.--18th May, 1768. Robert and Mathew Reed's bond (with John Ramsey) as administrator of George Rodgers.
- Page 139.--__ _____, 1768. George Rodgers' estate appraised, by James Buchanan, Hugh Johnston, Thos. Bowyer.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Robert and Mathew Reed, Administrators of George Rodgers, vs. William Watterson.--Attachment, 7th June 1768. Plaintiffs "have reason to believe that defendant is about to leave the County or so absconds." Walter Cunningham, surety.
- MARCH, 1770 (B?) - Robert and Mathew Read, administrators of George Rogers, vs. Dr. John Watkins.--Bond dated 1st June, 1768.
- Page 361.-- November, 1770. George Rodgers' estate, settlement recorded--1769, 23d March, cash paid Thomas Smith for Coffin; cash paid Thomas Poage for flour and butter at the funeral; 1768, 30th June, cash paid Robert Philips for hunting horses; 1768, 10th October, cash paid Hugh Johnston for the corps, cash paid Robert Hartgrove for warning to the funeral; 1769, October, cash paid Owen Sullivan for drawing this account; cash paid for washing, fire, candles, and attendance the corps two days and a night; cash paid Caleb Foulke's bond; cash paid Saml. Hudson's bond; cash paid Andrew Tybout's bond; cash paid Dr. John Watkins; 1768, 16th November, cash received of Benj. Early, James Lessley's wife, ditto Philip Harly.
Parentage of George Rogers
Circumstantial evidence suggests that George Rogers is the son of Robert Rogers and Margaret Thornton:
1. Seth Rogers (son of Robert Rogers) died bef. 9 June 1758 in Hanover Township, Lancaster County, PA. In his will, he names Hugh and George Rogers as his brothers, and nephews Seth and Robert, children of Hugh. (This establishes that Robert Rogers and Margaret Thornton had a son George).
2. George Rogers son, Robert Rogers sold part of George Rogers' land in Beverley Manor to Seth Rogers in the following transaction:
- Page 305.--9th December, 1766. Robert Rogers, of Augusta County, and Robert Wallace, of Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Mary ( ) to Seth Rogers, of the same County and Colony, £200, 135 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed from Daniel Kidd to George Rogers, 20th September, 1763. and by George to Robert Rogers and Robert Wallace above, on 22d September, 1763, oak in George Hutcheson's line at Christie's Creek. Teste: James Cooper, Thomas McNeal. Delivered: Seth Rodgers, 5th April, 1774. (Note: it is probable that the Seth Rogers listed in this record is either the son of George Rogers' brother, Hugh, or perhaps a younger son of George Rogers).
3. Sarah Rogers, daughter of Robert Rogers and Margaret Thornton, married Capt. John Patton (as his first wife), of Augusta County, VA. John Patton and Sarah Rogers lived just south of where George Rogers lived; they were living nearby in the Borden Tract.
More research is necessary to conclusively prove these relationships.
Records of George Rogers in Augusta County, VA
- Page 690.--28th February, 1749. Same to John Pickins, Gent., 300 acres in Beverley Manor. Christie's Creek, Corner to Kerr; Fork of Long Meadow Run and Christies Creek supposed to be a corner in the patent line; corner Geo. Rodgers; widow Baskins line. Teste: Jno. McClure, Chas. Campbell.
- Page 99.--21st March, 1759. William Bell to Samuel Bell, £40, 300 acres in Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor; corner Carr's land, point or end of a hill in Fork of Long Meadow Run and Christian's Creek, supposed to be a corner in the patent line; corner Geo. Roger; widow Baskin's line.
- Page 141.--17th February, 1761. Samuel Bell and Margaret ( ) to James Ker, blacksmith, £40, 300 acres in Beverley Manor, at mouth of Christian's Creek on Middle River; cor. James Hamilton's land, formerly Ker's, fork of Long Meadow Run and said Creek, suposed to be a corner in the patent line: cor. George Roger, Thomas Baskin's line, formerly Widow Baskin's. Delivered: James Ker, 10th June, 1771.
- Page 865.--28d May, 1762. Robert Beverley to James Lesley, Jr., £11.14, 160 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek. George Rogers' line; John Pickens' corner, in the Manor line. Delivered: James Lesley, Jr., June 1770.
- Page 35.--9th October, 1764. John Pickins and Elioner, to Wm. Bell, one shilling, 300 acres on Christian's Creek, bought by John from Beverley; corner Carr's land; fork of Long Meadow Run and Christian's Creek, supposed to be a corner of the patent line thence with patent line due south; corner Geo. Rogers; widow Baskins's line. Teste: Wm. Baskins (his mark).
- Page 230.--16th October, 1765. John Hutcheson and Isabella ( ) to Samuel McCune, £20, 277 acres on Christian's Creek, part of a tract surveyed for George Hutcheson. Teste: John Hunter, George Rodgers, William Wallas.
- MAY 23, 1768. - (178) John Thompson vs. George Rodgers, --Abates by defendant's death.
- AUGUST, 1768 (D). - September, 1767. George Rodgers, to John Allison, Dr. (George is deceased, February, 1768.)