Facts and Events
George Shaver was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 170.--15th March, 1770. Jacob Trout and Barbara ( ) to George Shaver, £65, 145 acres, part of Jacob Stover's great tract formerly conveyed to Christopher Francisco, Sr., then to Nicholas Trout, 2d July, 1752, and inherited by Jacob as heir-at-law of Nicholas, on Shanando River, beginning on side of Cub Run; corner Ludwick Francisco; corner Morris Pond. Teste: John Peter Tresler, Nicholas ( ) Millbery, Volintine ( ) Trout Delivered: Geo. Shaver, 2d June, 1770.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 398.--18th August, 1772. George ( ) Shaver, eldest son and heir apparent of Paul Shaver, deceased, and Elizabeth ( ) Shevar, widow of Paul, to Michael Mallow, 200 acres lately the property of Paul on Licking Creek, a branch of South Branch of Potowmac, opposite Shelton's land.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 409.--2d June, 1770. Commission to Silas Hart and James Lockhart for privy examination of Barbara, wife of Jacob Trout; deed, 15th March, 1770, to George Shaver. Executed, 15th June, 1770.
- Page 98.--21st March, 1779. Francis Wire's (Were) will--To wife, Hannah; to sons, Daniel and Benjamin, committed to their mother's charge until they are six years old and then to be bound; to four children--Solomon, John, Daniel, Benjamin, infants. Leaves Solomon to Daniel Westfall, to be taught a trade, also a branch of shoemaker's trade. Leaves John to Benj. Wilson, to be taught a branch of weaver's trade suitable to the work of the country, and a branch of the shoemaker's trade. Executors, Benj. Wilson and Daniel Westfall. Teste: Henry Delong, George Shaver, Daniel Westfall, Benj. Wilson. Proved, 18th August, 1779, by George Shaver and Henry Delay. Executors qualify.
- Page 42 - Charles Rush, 343 acres, South Side of Peaked Mountain. Adjoining George Shaver, Guisse, Phillip Haws,. April 7, 1784. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 112].
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1806 (M). - Mustoe vs. Graham.--Deposition of Charles Arbuckle, 1st November, 1805, in Greenbrier. He possesses a receipt by Jacob Skiles, 6th April, 1792, from George Clendennin for collection from War Department at Philadelphia, pay roll of ninety-two privates, one captain, one lieutenant, two ensigns, four sergeants, also list of rations, allowing each officer and private a ration per day for 153 days. Certificate of ammunition furnished all for service in 1790. George, receipts, 24th April, 1793, for having received the several allowances for services of the Kanawha Rangers. William Clennondon, of Mason County, taken first Tuesday of October, at house of John Vanhever, in town of Point Pleasant, before Justice John Boush and John Henderson. Brother of George Clendenon. Letter of Joseph Graham from Monroe County. Certificate, 1st September, 1791, by George Shaver, Lieutenant, and Andrew Lewis, Ensign, that Joseph Graham has served as a soldier at Kanawha. Deposition of Reuben Slaughter, 14th May, 1805. He negotiated sale of goods by Mustoe and Chambers to the soldiers in Kanawha County in 1791. Col. George Clendenin was considered paymaster. Joseph Graham was a soldier on Kanawha River in 1791 and came down from Greenbrier with George Shaw, who was lieutenant. George died about 1796. Order, 11th May, 1791, by William Miller on Col. George Clendennin for his pay as soldier accepted by George. David Johnson's similar order. Ditto James Robertson, David Johnston, James Spencer, John Sharp.