Facts and Events
Jacob Gray was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Jacob Gray's land (Borden Tract SW, 450 acres, 1755 & 270 acres acquired from Isaac Gray and Mary in 1752) 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. (Note: the relationship between Isaac Gray and Jacob Gray is undetermined, although he could be an older brother or an uncle (less likely), more research necessary. The land of John Gray, Jacob's father is located just to the northeast of the tract acquired from Isaac Gray).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 354.--4th June, 1752. Isaac Gray and Mary to Jacob Gray, 270 acres, part of Benjamin Borden's large tract conveyed to Isaac by Benjamin. On Mill Creek; corner James McClung; McDean's line; Robert Houston's line; corner Wm. Lusk; Mill Creek by Acres Falls. Teste: B. Borden, Hugh Lusk, Andrew Stephenson, Samuel Gray.
- Page 258.--18th November, 1755. Borden's executors to Jacob Gray, £15. 450 acres, part of 92100. Cor. Rev. Jno. Brown, Houston's line.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 212.--15th May, 1754. Jacob Gray to Edward Tarr, 270 acres in Borden's tract and conveyed to Gray by Borden 1754, on Mill Creek Cor. James McClung, McDean's line; Robert Huston's line, cor. Wm. Lusk.
Records of Jacob Gray in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 702.--22d February, 1749-50. Same (From Benjamin Borden) to John McCoskery, 440 acres of 92100; corner Daniel Lyle, John Lowry, Sen's, line, Moses Trimble's line. Teste: Wm. McCoskery, Jacob Gray, Francis Beatey.
- Page 396.--23d April, 1751. John Gray's will, yeoman--Wife, Agness; son, Jacob; son, William; son, David; son, Joseph; son, Benj.; daughter, Ann Gray; son, Saml.; son, John; daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, son Samuel and John Lyle. Teste: Archd. Alexander, James McClung, Daniel Lyle. 27th November, 1751, proved by all witnesses, and both executors qualify, with sureties Archd. Alexander and James McClung.
- Page 483.--17th August, 1752. Mary Doughart to John Mackee, 170 acres on head branch of Mill Creek in Forkes of James; corner Samuel Walker. Teste: Jacob Gray.
- Page 1.--30th March. 1753. Benjamin Borden's will, Gent. Stepsons, Saml. McDowell and James McDowell. Stepdaughter, Sarah McDowell. Wife. Magdalen. Negro wench named Moll. Daughter, Martha; daughter, Hannah. Executors, John Lyie. Archibald Alexander, and wife, Magdalen. Father. Benj. Borden. Brothers. Brother, Joseph. Teste: Roger Keys, John Keys, Jacob Gray. Proved, 21st November, 1753, by all witnesses. John Lyle refuses to execute, others qualify, with sureties John Lyle. Andrew Hays, Thos. Paxton.
- Page 503.--15th August, 1753. Michael Rady's appraisement by James Bell, William Long, Thomas Stewart, and vendue, to William Bishop, Ezekiel Eurman, Wm. Carr, Jacob Gray, Wm. and James Robinson, John Cunningham, James Gilespy, due by John Black. Received from Edward Hall.
- Page 22.--6th February, 1754. Benj. Borden's appraisement, by Jno. Paxton. Daniel Lyle, John McAkee. James Trimble. Due by Jacob Gray. Roger Keys.
- Page 114.--13th March, 1755. John White, yeoman, to Wm. Caruthers, yeoman, 10 acres adjoining said Wm. Caruthers in Borden's land; corner John White's little survey. Teste: Moses Whiteside, Jacob Gray. Livery by branches of an oak and hiccory.
- Page 219.--18th November, 1757. Michael Reiley's estate, vendue--To William Bishop, Ezekiah Inman, Wm. Kerr, Jacob Gray, Thos. Sheils, Robert Campbell, of No. Mountain. Amounts sworn off said Rieley's estate according to law by these persons. Charles Dalhouse and many others Paid Joseph Love for venduing the estate. Paid Secretary Nelson for recording Rieley's certificate. Paid James Lockhart by order of John Flood. Paid Robert Gibson for making the grave.
- Page 348.--14th September, 1765. Same (From James McClung & Mary) to William McClung, £50, 212 acres on Mill Creek; corner Henry McClung; corner Jacob Gray, Wm. Dean's line; corner survey intended for James Greenlee. Delivered: James McClung, 10th June, 1789.
- Page 205 - James Greenlee, 408 acres, (It being part of a tract of land containing 92,100 acres granted to Benjamin Burdin (Borden) by patent the 6th of November, 1739) which became the property of Jacob Grey and by adjudgement of the General Court on ye 27th of October, 1772 for non-payment of quitrents, was adjudged to the said Greenlee. Adjoining Rev. John Brown, John Huston. April 27, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 74].