Facts and Events
James Caruthers was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James Caruther's land (Beverley Manor SE, # of acres unknown, prior to August 1773) 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 record of James Caruther's tract is not listed in Chalkey's, nor is it on the J.R. Hildebrand Map, but it is listed as adjoining the tract of David Caruthers (probable brother of James) in the 1773 Chalkey's record listed below).
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:
- James Caruthers appears to have acquired land in Beverley Manor on "McCord's Draft" adjoining David Caruthers (James' probable brother) prior to August 1773. This acquisition is not listed in Chalkley's (Note that Chalkley's does not list all transactions in Augusta County records, only those for families that he had interest in), but is confirmed in David Caruthers' patent and the disposition below, clearly identifying it on "McCord's Draft" as shown on the Hildebrand Map above.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 179.--17th November, 1777. James Carruthers to James Brent, tract Carithers now lives on known by name of McCord's Draft and on waters of Christian's Creek. Delivered: Daniel Ray, 15th September, 1784.
- Pg. 50 - Will of James Caruthers
- February 13, 1799
- To daughter Jane Smith "all my books" and a legacy willed to her mother by her grandfather.
- Richard Smith, Executor.
- Teste: John Bleakley, John McCall, Jane McCall.
- February Sessions, 1800.
- [Source: "Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution", by Penelope Johnson Allen, pg. 49].
- (Note: Richard Smith was the son-in-law of James Caruthers, he married James' daughter Jane, named in his will).
Family of James Caruthers
Note: there are few records available to reconstruct the family of James Caruthers. The daughter listed is a probable (but not proven) child of James, based upon some circumstantial records. More research is necessary on this family.
Records of James Caruthers in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 107.--18th August, 1773. Beverley to David Karethers, corner James Karithers. (Note: David Caruther is a probable, but not proven brother of James).
- Vol. 2 - Insolvents and Delinquents, 1783: James Carithers, gone to Pennsylvania. (Note: possibly this James Caruthers).