George Frederick Spears, of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA
m. ABT 1729
- Jacob SpearsABT 1730 -
- George Frederick Spears, of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA1731 - 1803
Facts and Events
George Spears was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 460.--1st May, 1770. John Hite, of Frederick County, eldest son, &c., of Jost Hite to George Speers, £20, 35 acres on Linvell's Creek, patented to Hite et als.; corner said Speer; corner widow Smith. Delivered: Doctor Michael Archdeacon, November, 1771.
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 446.--1767-68: Processioned by Joseph Skidmore, Geo. Dice, Henry Banener, viz: For Samuel Morrels, present Wm. Eaverman; for John Skidmore, present Valentine Cassel and Jacob Conrad; for Geo. Caplinger, present Jacob Harper and Jno. Caplinger; for Valentine Giles, deceased, present Geo. Giles; for Peter Flesher, for Henry Banener, for Woolrey Conrad, for George Dice. Processioned by Cornelius Ruddle, David Robeson: For Thomas Bryan, for John Linkhorn, for Robert Belshee, for Wm. Dunlap, for John Miller, for Wm. Pickens; for Mathias Leer, Jos. Leer present; for Tunish Vanpeter, for Abraham Miller, for George Speare, for Skid Muncy's land, for Cornelius Ruddle, for Thomas Moore, for David Robinson. Processioned by John Coutts and John Miller, viz: For John Miller, for John Fudge, for John Munge (Conrad Fudge present), for Geo. Hufman, for Geo. Gunrod, for Henry Dick, for Peter Brunemer, for Henry Lung, for Francis Kirtley, for Christopher Cisling, for Boston Nester, for Jerod Peterfish, for Stephen Hanceberry, for John Sellers, for Jacob Runkle, for Nicholas Null, for Charles Fie, for Daniel Link, for Daniel Price, for David McComis, for John Burk, for Mathias Cersh, for Jacob Hammer.
Records of George Spears in Augusta County, VA
- Land Survey in Augusta County - Francis Monsey, 145 acres, Branch of Linvils Creek. Called McCays Draft below Christopher Waggoners. Adjoining Ge... Spears. February 11, 1763. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 11].
- Page 27.--18th August, 1767. Skidmore Monsey's bond (with Wm. Dunlap, Geo. Spears) as guardian to Saml. Scott, orphan of Samuel Scott.
- Page 534.--19th January, 1771. Above estate settled--Paid Thomas Porter for making one coffin; paid Geo. Speer.
- Page 258.--21st June, 1763. William Mintors to Skidmore Monsly, £105, 270 acres on Linvel's Creek, part of lots No. 4 and 5 conveyed by the Givens and Miller to William Myntors, November, 1751; corner Jonathan Robinson's, part of the same tract; corner George Speer's land. Delivered: Geo. Speer, November, 1764.
- Page 659.--11th August, 1764. Jonathan Roberson to William Dunlap. £100, 230 acres on Linville's Creek, purchased by Jonathan of John Miller, between said Miller's land and George Spears'; corner John Miller's part of same tract; corner William Bean's land. Teste: Alex Herring, Joseph Rutherford. Delivered: George Speirs, Decemmber, 1766.
- Page 158.--15th March, 1768. John Scott and Ann ( ) to Abraham Miller, £35, 150 acres on McCoy's draft of Linvell's Creek, east of Cravens' land; corner George Speer's land patented to John 1st October, 1765. Delivered: Abraham Miller, December, 1768.
- Page 335.--17th May, 1768. Samuel Muncy and Mary ( ) Mousie (Monsey) to John Miller, Sr., £50, 75 acres, part of 150 acres conveyed by George Speere to Michael Hober, 3d February, 1760, and by Hober to Samuel Monsey, 20th May, 1765, on Linvell's Creek; corner Riddel's land, a part of same original tract. Delivered: John Miller, August, 1773.
- Page 409.--18th August, 1773. Skidmore Munsey and Mary ( ) to John Kring, late of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, corner Jonathan Robinson's part of same tract. Delivered: George Speare, 17th August, 1774.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1791 (H to W.)- McNair vs. Mathews.--Order of A. M. McClanachan, A. C. A., to John Spears to go with his wagon to Rockfish Gap on Saturday, 25th August, 1781, to take a load of public hemp to Philadelphia and return with military stores, dated August 18, 1781. Affidavit of John that he performed the service and had received no compensation, 26th August, 1789. George Spears was his brother and performed the service with him. Discharge of George Spears from service dated Albermarle Barracks, October 23, 1781, signed William Allen, W. V. Account of transactions of Richard Mathews with the Commonwealth. William Allen was conductor to the first brigade of wagons, eight in number, to and from Philadelphia. Thomas Lewis was conductor to second brigade of wagons, ten in number. Valentine White with the third brigade. (Note: the John Spears mentioned in this record may have been a brother of this George Spears).