Facts and Events
James Bane was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 88.--28th November, 1751. Same (from Col. James Patton) to James Bean, 190 acres by patent as above. Branch of Peters Creek. All these deeds witnessed by the same. Flood and Preston.
- Page 319.--18th May, 1753. James Burk to James Bean, 117 acres, part of tract patented to Burk, 20th September, 1748, on Goose Creek. Teste: George McSwine, George Robinson.
- Page 256.--2d February, 1768. Jacob ( ) Lorton and Lydia ( ) to James Bane, £100, 560 acres by deed from James Patton 2d February, 1754, on Toms Creek, a pine by the Beaver Dams; corner Jacob Harmon's land; corner to the Price's land. Teste: William Preston, Robert Lusk, George Dair, Thomas Tosh, Daniel McNeill, Robert Cowan, John Buchanan, Francis Smith, Robert Breckinridge, Thomas Loyd, Peter Wright. Delivered: Jacob Sciler, 29th March, 1773.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 654.--16th May, 1764. James Bane (Bean) and Rebecca to Thomas Walker, gent., £250, two tracts: A, 190 acres on Peters' Creek, conveyed by James Patton, gent., to Bean, 28th November, 1751; B, 117 acres on Goose Creek, a branch of Roanoke, part of 400 acres conveyed by James Burk to Bean, 18th May, 1753. Delivered: Col. Andrew Lewis, August, 1766.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records (unless listed otherwise):
- Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (131) Road ordered from Ridge dividing waters of New River from waters of So. Br. Roanoak to end in a road that leads over the Blue Ridge--James Cambell and Mark Evans, overseers. Old Mr. Robinson and his sons, Thos. Wilson and his two sons, Wm. Beus and his brother, all the Ledfords, Saml. Brown, Henry Brown, Saml. Niely, James Burk, James Bean, Francis Estham, Ephraim Voss and servants, Francis Summerfield, John Mason, Tasker and Thomas Tosh, John and Peter Dill, Uriah Evans's sons, Mathuselah Griffiths and sons, John Thomas, Peter Kender.
- Vol. 1 - 1750: Petition, 1752, of inhabitants from Forks of Roanoke to James Neiley's Majority have to travel 25 to 30 miles to work on ye road from Reed Creek to Warwick. Petition to have road laid off into precincts. William Bryan, John Bryan, James Bryan, William Walcker, James Campbell, Alexander Ingram, Robert Bryan, Henry Brown, James Bane, William Bryan, Jr., Joseph Love.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1753. - (76) Road ordered--Wm. Bryan overseer--from Wm. Carravan's plantation to Wm. Bryans on Roan Oak. These workers: James Campbell, Joseph Love, Wm. Bryan, Jr., John Bryan, James Bane, Henry Brown, Jr., James Neilly, Henry Brown, Sr., Alexr. Ingram, Edward Patterson, Jacob Patton, John Wood, Erwin Patterson, Andrew Cox, Jasper Terry, Wm. Terry, John Woods, Edward Moore, Peter Craven, Aron Hart, Miles Hart, Wm. Graham, Neal McNeal, Malcom Campbell, Wm. Armstrong, Tasker Tosh, Thomas Tosh, Daniel Evans, Uriah Acres, Thos. Acres, John McAdoe, Wm. Akers.
- Vol. 1 - 1755-6-7. - Valuation of improvements on the "Naked Farm" on waters of Roanoke, formerly the property of Daniel Evans and now in the possession of Peter Evans, 15th March, 1755, 18 acres cleared and well fenced under corn and rie, also ten acres of clear meadow; 100 fruit trees, £1.0.0; 1 lay house, 15 feet by 10, £1.10.0; 1 corn crib, 15 feet long and 4 feet wide, £0.10.0; 1 spring house, 18 feet long and 12 feet wide, £0.15.0; 5 head of horses and 1 breeding sow, £40.15.0; 1 waggon and gears, 1 ax and grubbing hoe, and 2 plows and gears, £26.0.0; 1 stack rie and 1 stack oats, £11.15.0; 22 head neat cattle. £33.0.0. William Conavin, Neal NcNeal, James Bean.
- Page 205. .--(17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate): James Bane, October, 1753. (Listed among many others)
- Page 320.--19th May, 1759. James Bane's bond (with Jno. Smith, Wm. Lusk) as administrator of Christopher Hicks.
- Page 183.--1st July, 1760. Jomes ( ) Birk and Lucretia, of Cumberland County, North Carolina, to Thomas Walker, of Albemarle, £40, 100 acres on Goose Creek, William Campbell's line. Teste: Wm. Ingles, James Bane, Jno. Hawkins. Delivered: Thomas Madison, 11th March, 1763.
- Page 52.--12th October, 1760. John Masons will, farmer--To son, John, 270 acres on Mason's Creek; to son. James, 150 acres on Back Creek; to son, William, 250 acres on Grassy Hill Branch; to youngest son, Joseph, 135 acres where testator lives: to mother, Leah; to daughter, Jannet; to daughter, Mary; to daughter, Margaret. Executors, William Boyd, of North Fork of Otter River in Bedford County, and brother-in-law James Keachcy. Teste: Margt. Boyd, Wm. Ritchie. Proved, 18th August, 1761, by the witnesses. James McKatchey qualifies (Boyd lives in Bedford), with Geo. Robinson, John Miller, James Bane.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 19, 1762. - (163) James Bane's negro Coco adjudged 11 years.
- Page 54 - Andrew Lewis, 625 acres, Roanoke River. Mentioned Bane. Adjoining James Neely, and John Bryan. Oct. 27, 1765. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 21].
- Page 261.--23d February, 1768. Jacob Hannon and Sarah ( ) to Joseph McDonald, £145, 455 acres, part of a tract conveyed to said Jacob by Col. James Patton, 2d February, 1754, on Toms Creek of New River; corner William Byers, a stake in the Barrens; corner Lorton's land, now James Bane's, pine by the Beaver Dams. Delivered: Jacob Scilor by your order, 29th March, 1773.
- Page 383.--21st March, 1771. James Patton's settlement of estate recorded--John Buchanan, executor; 1758, 28d April,--11th July, James Bane. (Listed among many others)
Information on James Bane
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA RECORDS FOR JAMES BANE
MANY IN TODAY’S BEDFORD COUNTY
SIMILAR PATH AS JAMES BURKE
In August 1742, James “Bean” (Bane) is a soldier in Captain George Robinson’s Company in Augusta County, Virginia to fight Indians. His name on the muster list is next to James Burke (from hand-written original muster list).
19 November 1746: He is on a list of people to build a road from the ridge dividing the waters of New River from the waters of South Branch of the Roanoak to end in a road leading over the Blue Ridge. The name listed next “James Bean” is James Burk.
28 November 1751. James Patten sold to James Bean, 190 acres by patent, on a branch of Peter’s Creek.
1752: Petition of inhabitants from Forks of Roanoke to James Neiley’s: Majority have to travel 25 to 30 miles to work on ye road from Reed Creek to Warwick. Petition requests road to be laid off into precincts. Includes...JAMES BANE.
18 May 1753: James Burk deeded 117 acres to JAMES BANE, part of a tract patented to Burke, 20th September 1748, on Goose Creek, Augusta County, Virginia.
24 November 1753: Road ordered with William Bryan, overseer, from William Carravan’s plantation to William Bryans on Roan Oak (River). Workers included – JAMES BANE.
1758: Military beef and flour provisions were purchased by John Buchanans and Lieut. Joseph McDowel’s company, Augusta County, Virginia. James Bean sold them 150 pounds of flour for 15 shillings.
1 July 1760: James Birk and Lucretia (now) of Cumberland County, North Carolina deeded for 40 pounds to Thomas Walker of Albemarle 100 acres on Goose Creek, William Campbells line. Teste: William Ingles, JAMES BANE, Jno Hawkins. Delivered: Thomas Madison 11 March 1763.
16 May 1764: JAMES BANE (BEAN) and REBECCA to Thomas Walker, gentleman, for 250 pounds, two tracts: (a) 190 acres on Peter’s Creek, conveyed by James Patton, gentleman, to BEAN, 28th November 1751; (b) 117 acres on Goose Creek, a branch of Roanoke, part of 400 acres conveyed by James Burk to BEAN, 18 May 1753, delivered: Col. Andrew Lewis, August 1766.
15 September 1764: William Preston surveyed for James Bane 420 acres and charged 4 pounds, 3 shillings, 4 pense.
2 February 1768: Jacob Lorton (x) and Lydia (x) sold to JAMES BANE, for 100 pounds, 560 acres by deed from James Patton, 2 February 1754, on Toms Creek, a pine by the beaver dams; corner Jacob Harmon’s land; corner to the Price’s land.
In 1782, the Montgomery County, Virginia tax lists names (__Bean, James Bean/Bane, Jr.)
The will of James Bane was probated February 1790 in Montgomery County, Virginia, with no wife mentioned, names the following children: Catherine Keen, James, Neomi Godby, Sarah Smith, Mary McDonald, and Edward.
Children of James Bane and Rebecca are therefore: (i) Catherine Bane, who married __ Keen, possibly Michael Keen who is on the 1782 Montgomery County tax list, (ii) James Bane, Jr. (iii) Neomi Bane, who married John Godby on 10 December 1785 at Montgomery County, (iv) Sarah Bane, who married __ Smith, (v) Mary McDonald, (vi) Edward Bane. (Will from David Cope e-mail 19 January 2002.)