Facts and Events
Hugh Martin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Hugh Martin's land (just outside of the Borden Tract SW, 227 acres acquired from Francis McCoun's 728-acre tract in 1746) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Hugh Martin's land (Borden Tract SW, 250 acres, 1748) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 48.--11th April, 1746. Francis McCeon (McCune, McCewn), yeoman, to Hugh Martin, yeoman, £15 current money; 227 acres, part of a large tract of 728 acres belonging to McCewn patented to him 13th August, 1743, on Tee's Creek. Witnesses, J. Buchanan, John Hawkins, Henry Downs, Jr. Acknowledged, 14th April, 1746, when Margaret, wife of Francis, relinquished her right of dower.
- Page 160.--17th February, 1748. Benj. Borden to Hugh Martin. Corner John Buchanan. (Note: this patent is apparently for the 250-acre tract shown in the Hildebrand Map, shown above).
- Page 202.--22d September, 1750. Same (From Francis Beaty) to Hugh Martin, 112 acres same place as above. Teste: Robert Backenridge. (Note: this record is listed immediately after a similar record, on the same day, of Francis Beaty conveying 359 acres "on Mud Lick Run on a branch of Roanoke called Goose Creek, near an iron mine" to a William Martin (possible sibling?)).
- Page 92.--18th November, 1762. John Henderson and Mary ( ) to Hugh Martin, £75, 200 acres on Christian's Creek, cor. Thomas Rutledge's land. Teste: James Hughes, Wm. Shannon, Moses Thomsen.
- Page 628.--15th May, 1764. Mathew Harper and Margret to Hugh Martin, £80, 220 acres on the Bullpasture. branch of Cowpasture, or Newfoundland Creek. Delivered: Wm. Martin, August Court, 1768.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 105.--Hugh Martin to Francis McKown, yeoman, 227 acres, part of a large tract sold by McKown to Martin, 1751, in Tees Creek; corner Robert Erwin's.
- Page 14.--27th August, 1752. Hugh Martin to Charles Hays, 250 acres on Back Creek in Borden's grant; corner Andrew Hays; John Buchanan's land. Teste: Andrew Scott, Andrew Hays, Major Scot. Delivered: Andrew Hays, July, 1757.
- Page 17.--22d August, 1754 (this deed was recorded 16th November, 1752, and 2 has been erased and 4 inserted). Same (From Hugh Martin) to Andrew Hays, 250 acres as above. Corner Charles Hays; Thomas Paxton's line. (Note: this record immediately followed the record listed above).
- Page 409.--2d August, 1753. Hugh Martin to John Walker, Sr., 112 acres on Mudlick Run and joining on a branch of Roanoke called Goose Creek. See page 401 above.
- Page 2.--18th August, 1762. Hugh Martin to William Martin, £100, 310 acres on Christian's Creek; cor. Wm. Palmer; George Robinson's cor., now Wm. Henderson's land; cor. Alex. Thompson. Signed by John and Robert Thompson and acknowledged by them, 19th August, 1762. (Note: William Martin was most likely the son of Hugh Martin).
- Page 626.--15th May, 1764. Hugh Martin to Mathew Harper, £80, 200 acres, part of 1415 surveyed for William Henderson and conveyed to John Henderson, and from him to Mathew Harper, Mathew to John Henderson, from Henderson to Hugh Martin, on Christian's Creek; corner Thomas Rutledge's land, crossing Black's Branch. Teste: John Handley and Archibald Handley.
Estate Records of Hugh Martin
- Page 450.--21st May, 1766. William Martin's bond (with David Trimble, Jas. Burnsides) as administrator of Hugh Martin.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1766. - (192) William Martin qualified admr. of father, Hugh Martin. Dawson Wade, appraiser.
- Page 454.--19th August. 1766. Hugh Martin's appraisement (by Wallace Estill, Dawson Wade, Saml. Wilson), recorded.
Processioning List of 1765
- "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 407.--1765: Thomas Feemster and Wm. Black procession as follows: For Joseph Hays, for Jno. McCreary, for Wm. Black, for James Knox for James Shaw, for Geo. Lewis, for James Clemens, for Hugh Hicklin, for Chas. Lewis, for Thos. Feemster, for Jno. Kinkead, for Robt. Hall, for Benj. Estill, for Wm. Jeeson, for James Botkin. Samuel Willson and Hugh Hicklin procession as follows, on Bull Pasture: For Wm. Willson, for Ro. Scott, for Jno. Carlile, for Saml. Givens, for Bowd Estill, for Thos. Hicklin, for Ro. Duffield, for Hugh Martin, for Ro. Grames, deceased; for Saml. Willson, for Robt. Carlile, for Hance Harper, for Lofftus Polan, for Ro. and Jno. Carlile, for Jno. Hicklin, for Richd. Botkin, for Wallace Estill, for Hugh Hicklin. (Note: this land appears to be in the Bullpasture area of Augusta County).
Records of Hugh Martin in Orange County, VA
- Pg. 293. Know all men.. I, Hugh Martin, Parish of St. Mark's, County of Orange, Smith, for divers good reasons.. thereunto moveing.. appoint my friend, Russell Hill. true attorney.. 27 March 1746. (signed) Hugh Martin. Recorded Orange County. 27 March 1746. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 58].
Records of Hugh Martin in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - MUSTER LIST OF 1742 - Capt. John Christian's List: John Christian, Captain; William Christian, Lieutenant; Fran Betty, Ensign; Jhn. Holms, Josep Read, Finley McClewr, George Camble, George Caldwell, Wm. Caldwell, Alex. Thompson, Jas. Caldwell, Isaac McCulough, Jas. Armstrong, Wm. Armstrong, Thos. Henderson, Wm. Henderson, Rob Conigham, Wm. Conigham, Thos. Black, Wm. Johnston, Joh Davison, And. Cowin, Jas. Moody, Jas. Willson, Niol. Leeper, Jno. Turk, Wm. Adams, David Mitchel, Rob. Ramsey, George Breakinsed, John Mitchel, Jas. Fulton, John Fulton, John Brownlee, Chas. Camble, Jas. Camble, Will Camble, Jno. Buchanan, Nathan McClewer, Jas. Robinson, Antho Black, Will Long, Thos. Bell, Jas. Bell, Jno. Black, Wm. Robinson, Thos. Shields, And. McCord, Thos. Beans, Arth. Hamilton, And. Scott, John Maxwell, Pat. Barney, Alex. Brackinsedg, Rob. Brackinsedg, James Brackinsedg, _____ McCoulough, Jas. Miler, Rob. McClenachan, Jno. Doacke, Sam Doacke, Patt Hayes, And. Boyd, Jas. Black, Alex. Fordice, David Steel, Moses Thompson, John Thompson, And. Russell, Rand McDonel, Hug Martine, Joh Robinson, Jas. Beans, Rob. Alexander, Ths. Lewis.
- Vol. 1 - February 11, 1745. - (11) John Carre (Kerr) spec. bail for Hugh Martin.
- Page 222.--22d November, 1746. Samuel Norwood to John Gilmer, yeoman, £130; 500 acres, part of a large tract formerly Francis McCown's land and sold to Samuel by Francis. 9th April, 1746, recorded in Augusta on Tees Creek. Witnesses, Robt. Erwin, John Carr, Hugh Martin. Acknowledged, 21st May. 1747.
- Page 143.--9th February, 1747-8. Isaac Anderson's will--To be buried where his son John is buried; wife, Martha, and her daughter Elizabeth; son, Isaac; son, James; son, Jacob; daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Mary. Executors, wife Martha and Hugh Martin. Teste: Hugh Martin, James Anderson. Presented 17th May, 1749, by widow Martha and proved by Hugh Martin and Jacob Anderson. Hugh Martin refuses to execute.
- Page 218----27th February, 1749. Hugh Martin's bond as administrator of Martha McCord, with sureties Charles and Andrew Hays.
- Page 186.--23d August, 1749. Isaac Anderson's appraisement by Hugh Martin, Francis McCown, Andrew Hays.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT., 1750 - Hugh Martin shows he is an old, decrepted man and has earned not a cake of bread this several years, and begs to be exempted of public levy, 1752.
- Page 706.--21st May, 1750. Thomas Black to Wm. Johnston, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, on Black's Run of Christian's Creek, Wm. Henderson's line, George Rutlidge's line; corner James Armstrong's iron mine, Margaret, wife of Thomas. Teste: Hugh Martin, George Douglass, Robert Conningham.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1752. - (314) Hugh Martin to be levy free on account of age and infirmity. (Note: with Hugh Martin's estimated birthdate of abt. 1695, he would have been about 57 years old in 1752).
- Page 401.--3d August, 1753. William Martin to John Walker, Sr., 359 acres on Mudlick Run on Roanoke, otherwise called Goose Creek. Iron mine. Delivered: Mr. Hayes, 1757. Teste: Hugh Martin, Charles and Andrew Hayes. See page 409, supra.
- Page 476.--9th March, 1757. Same (From John Buchanan, gent., and Margaret) to James Anderson, £75, 200 acres, part of 634 above. Cor. Hugh Martin's old survey on Back Creek.
- Page 303.--29th December, 1757. Andrew Muldrough's will - Executors, James Simpson and Wm. McMory; wife, Jane; two sons, Hugh and John, infants. Teste: Hugh Martian, John Dickinson, Wm. Davis. Proved, 21st March, 1759, by William Davis. Proved, 16th May, 1759, by Hugh Martin. Executors, Simpson and McMurry, qualified, with Geo. Wilson and Jno. Handly.
- Page 301.--16th May, 1760. Same (Borden's executors) to William Wilson, £5, 377 acres, part of 92,100; corner Andrew Steel, crossing James Kenneday's Mill Creek; corner Hugh Marten; corner land where Jno. Wilson dwells.
- Page 57.--19th July, 1761. Francis Donnally's will--Wife, Sarah (and the child she now bears); six sons, Samuel, Henry, Francis, William, John, James; daughter, Mary. Executors, wife, Wm. Ledgerwood, James Callison. Teste: John Berryhill, David Scott, Alex. McFeeters, Archibald Armstrong. Proved. 18th August, 1761, by McFeeters and Armstrong. Executors qualify, with Thomas Meek and Hugh Martin. Sarah's mark ( ). Callison's mark ( ). Meek's mark ( ). Ledgerwood's mark ( ).
- Page 130.--20th October, 1762. Borden's executors to Andrew and John Kenady, £20, 341 acres, part of 92100; cor. Andrew Steel, crossing Mill Creek; cor. Hugh Martin. Delivered to Andrew Kenady.
- Page 675.--21st July, 1764. Joshua Hadley, executor of Joshua Hedley, late of Augusta County, gent., to John McClure, £46, 186 acres by patent 3d November, 1750, in the Long Bottom, south side James River. Teste: Hugh Martin, Malcolm, Martha and Hugh Allen.
- Page 770.--21st July, 1764. Joshua Hedley, executor of Joshua Hedley, deceased, to Malcome Allen, of Prince Edward County, Virginia, £16, 50 acres by patent, 3d November, 1750, called the Pound Bottoms, beginning south side James River, at the lower end of the Bottom, a hill opposite an island. Teste: Hugh Martin, Martha Allen, Hugh Allen, Robert ( ) Martin. Mary ( ) McElheny. Delivered: Francis Smith, 1st October, 1767.
- Page 817.--19th March, 1765. William ( ) Martin, and Agness ( ) to William Jameson, £100, 310 acres on Christian's Creek whereon Martin now lives, conveyed to Martin by Jno. and Robert Thomson, 12th September, 1750; corner Wm. Palmer; George Robinson's corner (now Wm. Henderson's land), plat surveyed for Wm. Russell (now Alex. Thomson's land). Teste: Hugh Martin, Mathew Harper, Wm. Doherty. Delivered: Wm. Jameson. 8th November, 1769.
- Page 2.--29th October, 1765. Joseph Wardlaw and Agness to William Wardlaw, £45, 171-1/2 acres in Borden's 92100; corner Joseph Kenady; corner Hugh Martain. Teste: James Kennedy, John Taylor, John and James Wardlaw.
- Page 74.--17th March, 1773. Recorded--Samuel Craig's account of his guardianship of the estate of John Black, orphan of Anthony Black, deceased. To rent of plantation on Middle River for 176_ and 1764--Samuel Craig; 1765--Hugh Martin; 1766--Robt. Clendennin; 1768, 9, 70, 71-- Robert Clendennin; 1772--James Lock; by cash paid Hanah McKanear for stockings; by cash paid Margaret Craig; James Black's payments for the use of the orphans; 1767--paid to Thankful Finley; by cash for rent in 1776.