Facts and Events
Hugh Botkin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 267.--19th May, 1761. John Ker and Lucie ( ) to Hugh Botkin, £13.10, 174 acres on a draft of North River of Shanando; cor. Robert McMahan. Teste: John Botkin, William Kerr, William ( ) Mathers, John Reburn. Delivered: John Botkin, 5th June, 1762.
- Page 89.--18th August, 1779. Christopher Sumwalt and Marilus to Hugh Bodkin, on Black Thorn, a branch of South Branch of Potomac. Teste: James Culbertson, Valentine Cloninger, Francis Kirtley.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 389.--21st September, 1763. John McCreery and Agness ( ) to Richard Bodkin, £45, 280 acres on Newfoundland Creek; corner land in possession of the Caroliles. Delivered: Hugh Bodkin, 15th October, 1772.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1764 (A). - Hugh (mark) Botkins. Bond dated 19th September, 1761, to Handry Picket, conditioned to making deed to 174 acres, comprehending the place John Kare sold to Richard Botkin, joining Robert Reburn and John Strain, on the east; Robert McMahan and John Botkin, on the west; John Richey and James Orrey and Edward Beard, on the north. Test: John and Mary Botkin.
- Page 157.--2d February, 1767. Thomas Lorimor's will, in the Black Thorn in Augusta County--To Hugh Botkin, 100 acres now in possession of Hugh on the Black Thorn on South Branch. Teste: John Botkin, Robert Harper. Proved, 15th November, 1768, by the witnesses. Administration granted Hugh Botkin, who qualifies with John Botkin, James Byrnsides.
- Page 41.--19th November, 1772. Hugh Bodkin's recantation of slanderous words about John McMahon. Teste: Felix Gilbert, David Laird, Joseph Reaburn, David Bell.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1780. - (190) Following allowed for military services: Robert Hall, in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers in 1758: also John Vahab, Wm. Stuart, John Bodkin and Hugh Bodkin; John Graham, grandson of John Craham, who served in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758; James Bodkin, in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758--50 acres each.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1787 (N to Z). - Wm. Patton of Rockingham County vs. Hugh Botkin.--P. C., 24th May, 1784. Not executed, by reason of his being gone to the Northward.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1796 (F to K). - Spa. to revive against David Stephenson and Mathew Patton, executors of William Patton, deceased, dated 20th June, 1793. William Patton's answer says, 10th January, 1793: Joseph Gamble in his lifetime prevailed upon William Patton to leave the house of Mrs. Cawley, in Staunton, and go to his plantation to labor for him, which William did about 1st March, 1777. After Joseph's death, William had no desire to remain with Joseph's family, but Isabella persuaded him to remain one year on wages. Joseph Gamble was killed by a stroke of a horse. Hugh Botkin is about to remove out of the State, 23d August, 1792.
- http://cobbsasser.com/BotkinRichardElizabethLNU.html (Note: this sources claims that Hugh Botkin died 27 February 1836 (at abt. age 100) in Randolph County, Indiana), this may be questionable, more research necessary.