Person:James Alcorn (6)

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James Alcorn
b.abt. 1735
m. est. 1726
  1. Victoria Alcornabt 1726 -
  2. Robert Alcorn1728 - 1798
  3. John Alcorn1734 - aft 1804
  4. James Alcornabt 1735 - 1781
  • HJames Alcornabt 1735 - 1781
  • WJane Mills1740 - 1800
m. 1759
  1. James Alcorn1759 -
  2. John Alcorn1766 - 1829
  3. Robert Alcorn1775 -
Facts and Events
Name James Alcorn
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1735
Marriage 1759 Virginiato Jane Mills
Death[1] 15 March 1781 Guilford County, North Carolina[died in Battle of Guilford Courthouse]

James Alcorn was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 66.--6th July, 1768. John Mills and Mary to James Alcorn, £60, 143 acres patented to John Mills. 4th June, 1764, on waters of James River, a branch of Looney's Creek; corner land in possession of Adam Looney.
  • Page 43.--3d January, 1769. Alexander Evans and Jane to James Alcorn, £17, 37-1/2 acres on Back Creek of James River, part of tract whereon Alexander now lives. Teste: John Miller, Thomas Arnet, John Harbison, Francis Smith. Delivered to himself, November, 1773.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 428.-(21st November, 1767) - Processioners appointed, 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. John Lyle, David Gray, Wm. Caruthers, John Paul, from North River to Beveriey's Line on South Side of Burden's land road that leads to John Paxton's.

Notes on James Alcorn

Military Service: 1780 at Montgomery County, Virginia
1759 Soldier in William Preston's Company of Rangers
July 6, 1778 deeded 143 acres of land off the James River at Looney's Creek
January 3, 1769 deeded 37.5 acres of land on Back Creek on James River
April 18, 1771 granted land in Tryon County, South Carolina
November 9, 1779 with wife Jenny deeded 180 acres on James River to Joseph Layman
April 4, 1780 sworn in as Deputy Sheriff of Montgomery County, Virginia
April 1780 warrant for 50 acres in Montgomery County, Virginia for French and Indian War service

  1. International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).