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George Seawright was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
About George Seawright
George Seawright is thought to be the father of John Seawright (George's supposed only son), who settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1740, but there are no documents to prove this relationship, although it is highly probable that with their presence in early Augusta County at the same time that they were related in some way. The only record of George Seawright in Augusta County is an early land survey on 20 November 1738 from "Hume's Old Field Book", shown below. According to tradition, George Seawright migrated to Georgia, but records to this effect have not been forthcoming. Additional research is necessary to prove the whereabouts of George Seawright after his 1738 land survey and also to prove his parentage of John Seawright.
Early Survey in Augusta County, VA
Information on George Seawright
From "A Record of the Seawright Famiy", by James A. Seawright, 1893:
The founder of this family was George Seawright, who came from Londonderry, Ireland, to Georgia. He had one son, John Seawright, who came to Virginia, married and reared a family of four children: George and John, now dead; James, who removed from Virginia; and Mrs. Anne Myers. George and John Seawright were in good circumstances, John being worth over thirty thousand dollars, and George nearly that amount. John Seawright left one child, and George had four children.
Possible Clues to George Seawright
John Martin Friday, 12-3-1772, Granville Co, SC Buffalo Crk; His neighbor was George Seawright. (Note: this George Seawright may be from the Orangeburg County, South Carolina Seawright family, not apparently related to this family).