Facts and Events
James Dickey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 351.--18th May, 1768. Michael Dickey and Mary to James Dickey, his son, £40, 160 acres, part of two tracts surveyed for Michael, one containing 350 acres, the other 170 acres on head branches of Naked Creek. Delivered: James Dickey, June, 1771.
- Page 422.--Patent to James Dickey, 9th February, 1786.
- Page 31.--34 acres patented to James Dickey 30th August, 1786. Teste: James Anderson, Robert Curry, John Dickey.
Records of James Dickey in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 69.--18th May, 1779. Recorded. Charles Campbell's appraisement--Appraised by Michael and James Dickey, James and Archibald Henderson.
- Page 228.--18th March, 1782. Jean (mark) Hind, ditto of her husband, John Hind, and nominates son, Wm. Hind. Teste: James Dickey, John Alexander.
- Page 532.--15th July, 1782. William Hinds, heir-at-law of John Hind, deceased, to John and William Dickey. Teste: Michael and James Dickey.
- Vol. 2 - Tithables - 1783, in Capt. Dickey's Company: James Alexander, Sr., and son William, James Dickey and son _____, Edward Erwin, Sr., and son Francis, Able Griffith and sons Owin, John, Edward Kelly, weaver; Ben Johnston and son William, John Perey and son Jacob, John Ralston and sons William, Henry, Wm. Ralston and son James, Thos. Waddle, Sr, and son Thomas.
- Page 410.--7th February, 1784. James Henderson's will--To wife, Martha; to sons, William and David; to daughter, Sarah Stuart; to other 9 sons, James and Joseph; to James Dickey and John Dickey; to young James Dickey; to son, Archibald's (deceased) daughter, Eleanor, infant; to son, Archibald's (deceased) widow, Elizabeth. Executors, wife and William Dunlop. Teste: James Young, Wm. Alexander, Michael Dickey. Proved, 19th May, 1784, by the witnesses. Martha qualifies. (Note: James Henderson was James Dickey's father-in-law).
- Page 483.--September Ct., 1784 (?). Recorded. George Searight's appraisement by Jno. Campbell, Andrew McCampbell, David Gibson, Jas. Dickey.
- Page 20.--26th September, 1781. Archibald Henderson's estate appraised by Hugh Brown, John Hind, James Dickey, James Young.
- Page 21.--22d April, 1799. Michael Dickey's will---To sons, John and William; to son James, in Kentucky; to daughter. Mary Greer; to daughters. Margaret Kirkpatrick, Mary Greer, and Elizabeth Beard; to grandchildren, Mary and James Oliver, whose father lives in Georgia to daughter, Jean Oliver. Executors, Wm. Young, Sr., of Augusta, and son-in-law David Beard, of Rockbridge. Teste: Wm. Wilson, James Young, Hugh Brown. Proved, 25th November. 1805, by Wilson and Brown. Beard is dead and Young refuses. And at 27th January, 1806, John Dickey and Dickey Beard apply for administration. Elizabeth Beard also applies. Administration granted John Dickey and Elizabeth Beard. John refuses to act in conjunction with any one else, and Elizabeth qualifies.
- Vol. 2 - Dickey vs. Dickey--O. S. 199; N. S. TO--Bill, ad October, 1807. On 26th September, 1805, Michael Dickey of Augusta, died testate, leaving only children, viz: John, William and James Dickey, Mary (wife of Alert. Greer), Elizabeth (widow of David Beard), Margaret (wife of Samuel Kirkpatrick), and grandchildren, James and Mary Oliver, children of daughter, Jean Oliver, deceased. Beard, Kirkpatrick and Greer live in Rockbridge, also James Oliver. Mary Oliver lives in Georgia. Power of attorney by James Dickey of Woodford County, Kentucky