Facts and Events
Israel Lorton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Israel Lorton, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Note: Some of the following records were for Israel Lorton, Sr., not Jr.:
- Vol. 2 - Michael and Augustine Price vs. Lorton and Patton.--In July, 1748, the Prices agreed with Israel Lorton to purchase from Lorton, land on New River. Lorton had bought 3 tracts from James Patton, 1, containing 400 acres, at mouth of Jones (Toms) Creek, where Lorton had entered and improved, called Lorton's First Improvement; 2d, 400 acres at Horse Shoe Bottom, called Lorton's Second Improvement; 3d, 400 acres at Beaver Dam. Prices bought 1st and 2d. Bill filed, 1751. Tract No. 1 is in possession of Michael Price and Philip Horloes; No. 2 is in possession of Augustine Price and his brothers, Daniel and Henry Price. Amended bill filed, but Israel Lorton died, and bill for revivor. Jacob Lorton and Jacob Harman were Lorton's administrators.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS., ORDER BOOK No. I. (cont.) - (130) Road ordered from Adam Harmon's to the River and No. Branch of Roan Oak--Adam Harmon, overseer, with these workers: Geo. Draper, Israel Lorton and son, George Hermon, Thos. Looney, Jacob Hermon and three sons, Jacob Castle, John Lane, Valentine Harmon, Adren Moser, Humberston Lyon, James Shaggs, Humphrey Baker, John Davis, Fredk. Stering and two sons and all other persons settling in the precincts.
Information on Israel Lorton
- On pp 58, 59, 60 of Mary B. Kegley's "Militia of Montgomery Co., VA may be found the following: "Stephen Trigg took a list of those who swore allegiane in several companies, including McCorkle's, Cloyd's, Taylor's, Draper's and Daniel Trigg's, beginning on 6 Sept 1777 and ending on 1 April 1778"; From other companies: Daniel Harman Ref: Ibid, pp 47, 48 Daniel Trigg's Company 31 March 1781: Daniel Trigg, Capt., Israel Lorton, Lt.
From The Harman Family Genealogy web site:
- In November 1746 a road was ordered from Adam Harman's place to the river and to the north branch of Roanoke River. Adam Harman and Israel Lorton were agents for the Wood's River Company. They were to oversee workers and among them were Adam's sons George, Jacob, and Valentine.
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