Person:James Dryden (4)

James Dryden
m. Est. abt. 1739
  1. Ellinor DrydenEst 1740 - 1773
  2. Thomas DrydenEst 1741 - 1777
  3. Mary Dryden1742 -
  4. David Dryden1743 - 1818
  5. James DrydenBef 1745 - 1810
  6. Nathaniel Dryden1746 - 1780
  7. Jane Dryden1747 - 1811
  8. William DrydenAbt 1747 - 1805
  9. Joel Dryden1749 -
  10. Elizabeth Dryden1750 - 1811
  • HJames DrydenBef 1745 - 1810
  • W.  Bussart (add)
  1. David Drydenabt 1765 - 1836
  2. Margaret Dryden1769 - 1848
  3. James Drydenabt 1774 - 1822
  4. Mary "Polly" Drydenabt 1776 - abt 1850
  5. Samuel Drydenabt 1776 - 1843
  6. Thomas Dryden1778 - 1853
  7. Phoebe Drydenabt 1779 - abt 1811
  8. Joseph Dryden1780 - 1833
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Dryden
Gender Male
Birth? Bef. 1745 Augusta, Virginia, USA
Death? 1810 Rockbridge, Virginia, USA

James Dryden was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

James Dryden appears to have acquired land prior to the following transaction in Augusta County. (Note: some estimates of James Dryden's birthdate show "abt. 1753", but if this James Dryden is the same as the one in the transaction listed below, he would have been born prior to 1745 in order to acquire land).

  • Page 116.--17th August 1765. Samuel Porter, of Dromore township. County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, schoolmaster, by John Mitchel, of Augusta County, to James Dryden, £26, 300 acres below the Fork of Buffalo Creek. Teste: David Dryden, Arthur McClure. Delivered: David Dryden, son of James, 1st April, 1791.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 351.--15th October, 1765. James Dryden to David Dryden, Jr., 150, 144 acres in Forks of James below fork of Buffelo Creek. Delivered: D. Dryden, Jr., October, 1775.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 521.--2d June, 1772. David Dryden's will--To wife, Dorothy, large Bible to be left by her to Nathaniel, and also both Boston's Works; to son, Thomas, 1 dollar; to son, James, 1 dollar; to son, David, 1 dollar; to daughter, Elinor; to daughter, Jane; to daughter, Elizabeth; to sons, Nathaniel and William. Executors, Saml. Lyle and son James. Teste: John and William Thompson, John Moor. Proved, 18th August, 1772, by J. and W. Thompson. Executors qualify.
  • Page 527.--19th August, 1777. David Dryden's estate settled by Samuel Lyle--1773, March 2, paid John McCollom, Jr.; legacies paid August 27th, to James Dryden, Elliner Dryden, Thomas Dryden, Nathan Dryden, Wm. Dryden, Dorothy Dryden, David Dryden; 1772, September 10th, received from Thomas Leekey; October 31st, Mathew Elder; 1776, August 27th, Dominick Moran.
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