Facts and Events
Jacob Peck was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pg. 235-236. Indenture 17 Sept. 1745 between Jacob Peck of County of Frederick, and Lydia Peck, his wife, and Benjamin Bordon.. county of Augusta.. in consideration of £30.. sell all my part of land which I have by virtue of intermarriage with my now wife, formerly Lydia Bordon, daughter of Benjamin Bordon, late of the foresaid county, deceased... (Signed) Jacob Peck (Seal), Lydia Peck (Seal). Witnesses: Thos. Branson, Jacob Worthington, Teruiah Bordon. Recorded Orange County 26 September 1745. [Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 51].
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 244 - Jacob Peck, 340 acres, Falling Spring. Adjoining George King, William Anderson, Sampson Mathews, William Lewis. October 17, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 86].
Will of Jacob Peck
- Peck, Jacob. Will probate October 1801. Names Children: Benjamin, Jacob, John, Adam, Joseph, Mary, Esther and Hannah. (His wife was Lydia Borden). Names son-in-law Jacob Carper. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 61].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 544.--17th February, 1778. Recorded. David Hestin's appraisement by Daniel Kidd, James Hill, Jacob Peck--Above goods were sold on the expedition against the Cherokees, to, viz: To Capt. John Gilmore, Robert McClure, Valentine Jones. Capt. Wm. Christian for Thos. Berry, Gawin Hamilton, Samuel McGill. Samuel Henderson, Wm. Ritchie, James McGlaughlin, James Cuddy, Jos. Guinn.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL, 1790. - James Graham vs. Jacob Peck--A. and B. Writ from General Court, 19th April, 1784.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL, 1790. - Robert Armstrong vs. Jacob Peck--A. and B. Writ from General Court, 27th November, 1784.
- Vol. 1 - JUDGMENTS. APRIL, 1791 (I to Z). - Christian Mummer vs. Jacob Peck and Michael Fackler--A. and B. Augusta, 29th April, 1790.
- Vol. 1 - (no date listed, appears to be between 1795 - 1806) BOOK MARKED "RECORDS. - Page ___--John Kisler deposes, in Botetourt, Jacob Peck was from Wurtenburg; he could not write.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL, 1797 (L to Z). - Moore vs. Gane--Depn. Jacob Peck, aged upwards of 90, at house of Jacob Cooper 1st April, 1797, near Fincastle. Bott. Nichols is son to Benj. Benden (poss. Benj. Borden?), Seni's eldest daughter. Jacob arrived in this country from Germany 52 years ago and Nichols was born 2 years after. Depn. of Lydia Peck, wife of above, sister to the mother of Wm. Nichols, and aged 80. (Note: this Jacob Peck would have been abt. 74 years old in 1797).
- Vol. 1 - SEPTEMBER, 1802 (H to Z). Hughart vs. Adams--Road appeal from Augusta. On 20th February, 1798, following inhabitants of ye Great Calf Pasture, petitioned to change the river road: Thomas Hughart, John Montgomery, Archibald Kinkead, James Gwinn, Jacob Peck, Thomas Kinkead, William Kinkead, Joseph Gwinn, Thomas Gwinn, James Fulton, William Moore, Samuel Black, Peter Simpson, William Yeuel, Samuel Neil, William Steele, Thomas Philips, Adam Hickle.
- Vol. 1 - SEPTEMBER, 1802 (H to Z). - McPheeters vs. Moffett--Original deed, William McPheeters, Sr., to William McPheeters, Jr., 1755. Copy deed, Beverley, to William Vance, 23d July, 1740. Deposition of Margaret Brown, 25th August, 1798: She lived on the land in dispute 60 years ago. Memorandum, 1790-91. Memorandum for Mr. Williams. Enquire after Elliott Rutherford, executor to his brother, Thomas Rutherford, who died about 20 years ago. Spencer Hill married Mary Rutherford, daughter of Thomas Rutherford, deceased, and her fortune is in the hands of Elliott, who lives about one mile from Rockingham Courthouse. Joseph Borden, letter to Cosen Jacob Peck. Cuthbert Bullett's letter. Alexander Stuart's letter, 12th February, to Mr. John Wilson, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, says John is eldest son and heir of George Wilson, deceased, who sold a lot in Staunton to Mr. Mathew Reid. Part of purchase money is due which Archibald offers to pay upon making a deed. James Russell's letter, 24th March, 1791, brother of Joseph Russell. Edward Day's petition for help in support of his family, three children, one an idiot. Edward is old and infirm. 14th April, 1791. W. Erwin's letter to William Anderson, 17th March, 1791. William is brother of Samuel Anderson. Owen Owens' letter, 29th July, 1791, to James Lyle.
- ↑ "Peck" is the anglicized form of "BecK". This line has been traced back to Germany in the 13th/14th century. ~~~~