Facts and Events
Jacob Kinnison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Jacob Kinnison in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Jacob Kinnison's Declaration, August 8th, 1833: Aged 76 on May 19th, last; lived on the Little Levels of Greenbrier. In 1777 volunteered under Capt. Arbuckle and served at Point Pleasant; marched under Ensign John Williams; his officers at Point Pleasant were Lieut. James Gilmer and Ensign John Williams; just before his discharge about 700 soldiers were marched to Point Pleasant under Col. Dickinson and Col. Skillern. In 1779 he served six months as Indian spy; his duties were to scour the country from Fort Lick on Elk River, to include the waters of Stony Creek, a branch of Greenbrier, bounded by the trace leading to Tygart's Valley, including a place called Clover Lick on Greenbrier, thence to Drennin's Fort, thence into the Little Levels of Greenbrier; his companion was John Bridger, who was killed by the Indians; his Captain was John Cook.
- Vol. 2 - Jacob Kinnison's Declaration, August 7th, 1832: Aged 75 on May 19th last. In 1777 served at Point Pleasant and as spy at the Little Levels of Greenbrier; was born near Winchester, May 19th, 1757; was in Capt. Cook's Company as spy and served at Point Pleasant under Col. Arbuckle of Col. Dickinson's Regiment. Col. Skilleron also commanded a Regiment at Point Pleasant.