Person:James Houston (16)

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James Houston, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA
b.1724
d.1818
  • HJames Houston, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA1724 - 1818
  • WNancy McCreary1728 - 1812
m. Abt. 1749
  1. Polly HoustonEst 1750-1770 -
  2. Patience HoustonBet 1760 - 1769 -
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Name James Houston, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1724
Marriage Abt. 1749 Augusta County, Virginiato Nancy McCreary
Death? 1818

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

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There was another James Houston, son of John Houston and Margaret Cunningham, that lived just north in Beverley Manor during the same time period that may be confused with this James Houston. This James Houston lived just across the border from Beverley Manor on the north end of the Borden Tract, as shown in the J.R. Hildebrand Map above.

Land

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James Houston's land (Borden Tract NE corner, acres not listed, 1747) 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.

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Map of Beverley Manor showing land of James Houston just across the border in the Borden Tract.


Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:


James Houston was granted a tract of land at the northeast corner of the Borden Tract before 17 October 1747, as listed in William Beverley's grant to Samuel Steele, as shown below in the J.R. Hildebrand Map (shown above) and the records section, shown below. However, the deed (or the number of acres granted) for this grant, is not listed in Chalkley's. This may be an oversight as some deeds from the 1746-1747 time period in early Augusta County may have been mis-placed or lost, according to some researchers.

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From Chalkley's:


  • Page 383.--17th October, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Samuel Steel, £17.14.0; 690 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to James Huston; David Steel's land; corner to Robert Alexander; corner to Patrick Hayes. Teste: Robert Alexander, Robert Ramsey, John Fulton. Proved by two Roberts, 18th November, 1747. Proved by John, 22d August, 1766.