Col. Hugh Crockett
Facts and Events
Hugh Crockett was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Land Survey in Augusta County:
- Hugh Crockett, 87 acres, South Fork of the Roanoke River, adjoining John Madison. June 4, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 29].
- Crockett, Hugh. Will probated May, 1817.
- Names wife Rebecca; and children, Walter, Hugh, Robert, Lyda, Polly, Rebecca, Samuel, Agnes and Jain.
- [A Brief of Wills and Marriages of Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831 by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 47].
Records of Hugh Crockett in Augusta County, VA
- Delinquents List - 1756--In ye lower end of Augusta County: John Brown, Christian Clemon, Evan Evans, Constable; Rubin Harrison, Constable; Andrew Hislep. John Love, Jacob Lingle, Barnet Mathews, Valentine Mackey. Darby Sullivan, Dan'l Sullivan, Wm. Smith, Jas. Sterns, Anthony Bogart, Thos. Craford, Jno. Davies, Jno. Fowler, Geo. Fulls, Denis Henry, Nicholas Harbolt, Rich'd Neely, Jacob Peeter, John Rechart, Ranl. McDonell, Constable; Andrew Smith, Adam Weese, Jacob and John Yount, James Haris, Wm. Fleming, Jno. Hutchins, Sr.; Jno. Noble, Thos. Meems, Constable; Wm. Burnet, Jno. Barber, Patt Carigan, David Evins, Denis McAniney, Nicholas Nutt, Mark Stalet, deceased; Mich'l Watson, James Hollas, Thos. McClenachan, Jno. Neeley, Jno. Pott, Wm. Acres, Wm. Hughes, Mathias Youkam, Nicholas Clause, David Crochan, Peeter Harmon, Wm. Hopwood, Windle Evert, Mathias Lerth, Mich'l March, Jno. Morrey, Dan'l Ramey, no distress; Patt Sullivan, Jno. Sleter, Fred'k Stoneberry, Robt. Scott, Jno. Blar, David Carlock, Manus Deker, Pat Fitzpatrick, Jno. Fulton, Jno. Havine, Judy Mason, Martin Peeter, James Ramsey, James McGill, John Sheats, Jno. Theobald Magaham, Joseph and Geo. Weese, Chas. Sinclar, James Bogan, Jos. Hall, Jno. Heague, Chas. Wilson, Jas. Barton, not found; Geo. Bartley, Nicholas Carpenter, Thos. Dove, Jr.; Andrew Earnest, Thos Mullen, Mich'l Penny, Jno. Sope, Jas., Walter and Hugh Crockett; Wm., Geo. and Thos. Harbeson; Jas., Jno., Thos., Wm. Montgomery.
- Page 506.--12th January, . Joseph Crockett's will, farmer--Executors, sons Walter and Joseph; wife, Jean, one-third of land he lives on on South Fork of Roanoke joining Mr. Matteson's line; son, Hugh; son, Walter; son, Joseph; son, Samuel, survey on Cedar Run above Willey's plantation; son, Robert, tract on head of Peak Creek, and a tract on head of Camp Run above Saml. Mountgomery's; to Walter and Joseph and Robert, tract on head of South Fork of Holston River; to daughter, Martha; daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Agness; daughter, Mary. Teste: Phil Love, James Bryan, Joseph Colven. Proved, 17th March, 1767, by Love and Bryan. Walter Crockett qualifies (Joseph refuses), with Wm. Christian. David Looney, Thos. Barnes.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1767. - (482) Samuel Woods, Thomas Goodson, John Richards, Wm. Ward, Hugh Crockett, Jacob Kent, Robert Crockett, Philip Love and Joseph Crockett petition for a road from Vanse's to Saml. Woods's.--Viewers appointed.
- Vol. 1 - ORDER BOOK No. XI. - MAY 20, 1767. (79) Hugh Crockett appointed Constable on Roanoke
- Vol. 2 - Page 428.--Processioners appointed 1767/68, viz: Hugh Crockett and Isaac Taylor, from head of Roanoke to Fort Lewis. Edward Carvin and Nathaniel Evans, from Fort Lewis down on Waters of Roanoke. Thomas McFerran, James Moore, Jr., James Alcorn, Wm. Rolands, on waters of Cuttawba and James River on South Side. James Simpson, John Maxwell, John Mitchell, Jonathan Whitley, between Buffelow and James River. Joseph Lapsley, Wm. Hall, Wm. Paxton, Saml. McClure, John Gilmer, Jonathan Cunningham, between Buffelow and North River to the North Mountain.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1768. - (92) Jacob Kent appointed Constable, vice Hugh Crockett.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 19, 1768. - (143) James Robinson, Hugh Crockett and Philip Love -- to view a road from James Montgomery's to the Old County Line leading from Catawbo to New River.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1768 (A). - Kent vs. Love.--Deposition of Hugh Crockett. "Before Love went to live at Vanse's."
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1768 (A). - Kent vs. Love.--Jacob Kent vs. Philip Love.--Hugh Crocket deposes, 3d November, 1768, before William Preston: That before Mr. Love settled at Vanse's the plaintiff agreed with the deponent to winter a number of hogs for him; that the fences on said plantation were in very bad order and not lawful, but that the hogs went there before Mr. Love settled on it; that deponent frequently found Daniel McCoy, a servant man belonging to deponent, hunting said hogs; then a gang of hogs came from there to deponent's father's.
- Page 542.--10th August, 1777. George Robertson and Jane, of Botetourt, to Alexander Robertson, of Montgomery County, 274 acres in Beverley Manor purchased by their father, James Robertson, of John Lewis, Gent., and bequeathed to said George and Alexander. Teste: Hugh Crockett, John Barnet, Stephen ( ) Childers.
- Page 544.--10th August, 1777. Privy examination of Jane before Hugh Crockett and John Barnett.
- Vol. 2 - Susannah Smith Madison, Agatha Strother Madison, children and heirs of William Madison, deceased, by Elizabeth Madison their mother and next friend, vs. Andrew Lewis--O. S. 19; N. S. 6--Bill filed 10th March, 1800. In 1779-1780 Wm. was entitled to 1,000 acres military lands in Kentucky, called Boon's Creek or Gordon's Station. His brother, Rowland Madison, sold it without authority to John Gordon and offered to give Wm. a tract in Botetourt called Vanse's, which their father, John Madison, proposed giving them. John died about 1784. William died 1782, intestate, leaving Elizabeth, his widow, and Susannah and Agatha his only heirs. Andrew Lewis married a sister of William and Rowland. Rowland married a sister of Andrew before 1784 and lived in Kentucky, but returned and lived on Vose's. William Lewis deposes at the Mermaid Tavern in Botetourt, 28th June, that he married a sister of Rowland Madison, and Rowland married his sister. William was married early in the summer of 1787. Rowland went to Kentucky in October, 1790. Gabriel Madison deposes at Nicholasville, Ky., 19th July, 1802. Rowland died about four years ago. Gabriel was a brother of Rowland and William, and moved to Kentucky in spring of 1780. Andrew Lewis and Rowland's sister were married in 1778. Col. Hugh Crockett was very intimate with the Lewises, and a very talkative man. William Walton deposes at Mermaid Tavern on Roan Oak, Botetourt County, 28th June, 1802, that he kept the books of Andrew Lewis when Andrew had a store at the place where Mr. Sherman now resides for about two or three years and about one and one-half years, when he was in partnership with William Lewis and myself, about the latter part of which period Rowland moved to Kentucky. Copy of John Madison's will in Botetourt, dated 19th December, 1783. Col. James Barnett deposes at house of David Wade in Montgomery County, 3d February, 1802, that on an expedition against the British in spring of 1781, William Madison and deponent, expecting to go into battle the next day, stepped aside privately in the night and made their verbal wills and called upon witnesses to testify the same.
- Botetourt County, VA Marriage Record: McGavock, Hugh and Anne Kent. Consents by Hugh Crockett and Mary Kent - 1785. [Worrell, Anne Lowry. Early marriages, wills, and some Revolutionary War records, Botetourt County, Virginia. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1976), pg. 32.] (Note: Mary Kent was the sister of Hugh Crockett, and Anne Kent was her daughter).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1800 (K to Z). William Bowyer, Administrator, and Pricilla Madison, devisees of Richard Madison, vs. Thomas Madison, Andrew Lewis and Agatha Madison, Executors of John Madison.--Chancery. Spa. 22d August, 1786. Defendants returned no inhabitants, 27th May, 1788. Richard Madison was son of John Madison. John Madison's will is in Botetourt. Pricilla married William Miller, Agatha Madison answers from Botetourt County. Thomas was also son of John, who died first part of 1784. John's children, Margaret, Lucy and George, were living with him at the time of his death. John had sons, James, Gabriel. John was clerk of Augusta and resigned only upon the express condition that Richard should be appointed and this appointment was considered as an advancement to Richard by his father, John. Pricilla was daughter of William Bowyer. Thomas Madison's answer sworn to in Washington County, 16th September, 1788. Robert Rennick's deposition in Botetourt, 1790. Hugh Crockett's deposition in Montgomery County, 14th October, 1790. Copy of will of John Madison, of Botetourt County, dated 19th December, 1783. Son William. deceased. Son Roisland. Daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, widow of William. Granddaughters. Susanna Smith Madison, and Agatha Strother Madison, daughters of William. Son, George, 2,000 acres Kentucky land. Son, Thomas. Son-in-law, Andrew Lewis. Daughter-in-law, Susanna Madison. Mourning to be purchased and presented to Mrs. Margaret Harvey.
- Vol. 2 - Alexander Montgomery and Elizabeth, his wife, vs. Madison--O. S. 105; N. S. 35--Bill, 2d August, 1805. Elizabeth is only daughter of John Robinson, who owned land on Roanoke and was killed by Indians about 1756, Elizabeth being then only two years old. Thomas Robinson was a brother of John. Alexander and Elizabeth married in 1772. (This suit is a sequel to suits in County Court, wherein it appears that James Robinson sent his son John from Pennsylvania to Virginia, to buy lands. &c., &c. See Co. Ct. notes.) Answers of Garnett and John H. Peyton show that they each married a daughter of Elizabeth and William Madison (who was son of John) Garnett married Agatha S., and John H. married Susanna. (Land is in Montgomery County.) Thomas Robinson lost his life at the big defeated Camps on the other side of Cumberland Mountain. All his family were either killed or taken prisoner. Orators live in Kentucky. Hugh Crockett deposes he came to the Roanoke country in 1749 and the Robinsons were already there. Hugh's sister married John Robinson? The Crocketts and Robinsons had been neighbors in Lancaster, Penn. Thomas, William, and Samuel were sons of James Robinson, who had six sons. Samuel Crockett was brother of Hugh. John Robinson came to Roanoke in 1743 or 1744. James Robinson, grandson of the original James, aged 67 years, deposes that previous to 1757 he lived in Augusta about 107 miles from the land in controversy. He moved to the Roanoke country in 1762 or 1763. John Robinson's wife, mother of oratrix Elizabeth, was Mary. William Davis deposes they were married 1752 or 1753. John was called Long John. William Davis deposes, 5th May, 1808, in Abingdon, that he was born 15th February, 1733, old style. John Draper, Sr., deposes, 5th April, 1806, that Jno. Robinson came to Roanoke in 1745. The sons of James were John, William, Samuel, Thomas, Joseph. John Draper's first wife was a sister of John Robinson's. He was married April, 1754. Col. William Robinson deposes, Fayette County, Kentucky, 27th April, 1806, that John Robinson owned the land, sold it to Kennedy for a negro which he had seen in possession of his sister, mother of Elizabeth. Col. William is brother of Col. David Robinson, lately deceased. James Robinson was dead when deponent first knew the family in 1751. John died in 1756. Mary Montgomery, mother of Elizabeth, deposes same time and place as above. James Montgomery, husband of Mary, deposes as above. Elizabeth and Alexr. were married in 1774. James married Mary in 1760.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Armstrong, Zella. Southern Genealogies number 1, Historical Southern Families 1600's - 1800's. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1974), pg. 205.