Facts and Events
James Botkin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 185.--19th April, 1763. Charles Gillham annd Elisabeth ( ) to James Bodkin, £41, 216 acres on the Cowpasture; corner tract formerly in possession of James Hall, now Robt. Hall. Teste: George Skillem, Ezekiel Gillham, John Carlile.
- Page 148.--14th May, 1767. William Stewart and Margaret ( ) to James Bodkin, £27, 105 acres on the Cowpasture; corner land in possession of James Clemons. Teste: John Carlile, Hugh Hicklin, Francis Jackson, William Black. Delivered by James Bodkin, order 7th March, 1793.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 255.--16th May, 1767. James Botkin and Dinah ( ) to Robert Carlile, £50, 216 acres on Cowpasture River; corner a tract in possession of Robert Hall. Teste: John Carlile, Jas. Bradshaw, Wm. Black.
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Hugh Hicklin, part of Bullpasture and part of Cowpasture: For William Martin, for Thomas Hamilton, for Lofftus Pullins, for James Bodkins, for Robt. Hall, for James Burnsides, for John Hicklin, for James Clemens, for William Stewart, for Robt. Carlile.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 314.--17th-May, 1762. Richard ( ) Botkin and Elizabeth ( ) to Samuel Given. £158, 339 acres on Clover Creek now called the Bull Pasture River, a branch of Cow Pasture; cor. to land in possession of Loftus Pullen. Teste: Wm. Stewart. James Boadkin. George Woolridge. Delivered: Samuel Givens, August, 1768.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - 1764.--Michael Harper, debtor to William Christian. August 23, to James Bodkin; August 27, to Abram Hempenstall; to David Fraime; to Vance and Doake; to Lieut. William McCutcheon; to Edward Hynds; August 30, to Lieut. William McCutcheon; to James McCutcheon; to John Millar; to Thomas Rhoads; to William Black; September 4, to Jean Graham; to Francis Evick for funeral expenses. Contra: 1764, September 4, by 42 days in service, at 1/6; by part of John Miller's order rejected; by part of Rhoads' order rejected; by part of William Black's order rejected; by part of Jean Graham's order rejected; by bounty.
- Page 385.--25th January, 1770. Robert Hall and Isbaella ( ), of Orange County, North Carolina, to Andrew Donnaly, £70, 150 acres by patent, 3d November, 1750, to James Hall, deceased, father to Robert, on Stewart's Mill Creek. Teste: Richard Holeman, James Paris, Edward ( ) Long, Chas. Lewis, Hugh Hicklin, James Bodkin. Delivered: Andrew Donnerly, December, 1775.
- Page 178 - William Stuart, 65 acres, Cowpasture River. Adjoining James Botkins. October 6, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 64].
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1775. - (78) Tully Davitt, vice James Bodkin--Constable.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1780. - (190) Following allowed for military services: Robert Hall, in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers in 1758: also John Vahab, Wm. Stuart, John Bodkin and Hugh Bodkin; John Graham, grandson of John Craham, who served in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758; James Bodkin, in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758--50 acres each.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1782. - James Bodkin and Diana, his wife, vs. Joseph Gwinn.--Slander. Writ, 15th August, 1774. On 9th February, 1779, Mathias Benston and his wife, Margaret, are about to remove.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 20, 1787. - (200) Hance Patton, William Shields, Sr., James Botkin and William Lockhart are exempted from levies.