Facts and Events
James Clark was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 327.--17th August, 1784. Robert Clarke and Agness to James Scott, late of the County of Lancaster, Penna. Delivered to William Scott, son of James, 2d February, 1789, 86 acres patented to Robert 16th February, 1771, near James Clark's old plantation, between Beverley Manor line and North Mountain.
- Page 331.----17th August, 1784. Same to same (Robert Clarke and Agness to James Scott, late of the County of Lancaster, Penna), tract conveyed by Beverley to James Clarke 15th May, 1746, on head branch of Middle River of Shanandoa and Back Creek, a branch of Middle River.
- Page 7.--15th March, 1785. James Clark, son and heir-at-law of William Clark, deceased, to James Clark, Sr. Delivered: James McChesney, order, December 2, 1793, plantation William Clark, deceased, lived on on Moffet's Creek. (Note: James Clark (first listed in this record) was the nephew of this James Clark, son of William Clark, who had died in 1766).
Will of James Clark
From Bath County, Virginia Will Book 1:
- Pg. 5 - Will of James Clark (X) dated Aug. 19, 1791. Wit: (illeg.), John Moyers (Mayes), Martin Rion. Probated Dec. 13, 1791. Wit: Peter Hubbard, John (Myas), Jan. 10, 1792. Exec: William and John Rhea. Beq: plantation in Augusta to brother-in-law and sister, William and Elizabeth Rhea.. plantation on Naps Creek in Bath to brother Alexander Clark, sister Ann Dunlap and sister Margaret Kincaid.. James Kelso's bond to William and John Rhea.. forgive John Lockridge "what he owes me".. forgive John Rhea "what he owes me".. new broadcloth cost to William Rhea, Jr... new jacket to brother Alexander Clark.. forgive William Rhea remainder of bond "I had on him for a mare and a colt.. remainder to William Rhea, Alexander Clark, John Dunlap and Samuel Kincaid.. bed and bedclothes to brother William an daughter Elizabeth.
- Pg. 7 - Inventory - James Clark, 8 pounds, 0 shillings, 8 pence
- Submitted to April, 1792 Court by James Kelso, James Graham and Charles Donnally
- Saddle bats, wool hat, bear skin, stock buckle, tobacco box, shirts and leggons, old great coat, jacket, leather apron & straps, hand saw, file and "planes", drawknife, "bear barrell and some small articles".
- [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 2].
Records of James Clark, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 498.--17th August, 1770. John Smith to James Clark, Jr., £27, cows and horses. Teste: John Clark. Delivered: Wm. McPheeters, Gent., 3d September, 1787.