Person:James Lauderdale (4)

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James Lauderdale, of Looney's Mill Creek
b.Abt. 1709
d.Bef. 22 Sept. 1796 Botetourt County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1709
  1. James Lauderdale, of Looney's Mill CreekAbt 1709 - Bef 1796
  2. William LauderdaleAbt 1711 -
  3. John LauderdaleAbt 1713 - 1800
  • HJames Lauderdale, of Looney's Mill CreekAbt 1709 - Bef 1796
  • WUnknown
m. Bef. 1730
  1. Margaret Lauderdale1733 -
  2. William LauderdaleAbt 1742 -
  3. John Lauderdale1742/43 -
  4. James LauderdaleABT 1748 - 1811
  5. Elizabeth LauderdaleABT 1753 -
  6. Jane LauderdaleABT 1756 -
  7. Mary LauderdaleABT 1762 -
  8. Anna LauderdaleABT 1764 - 1836
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Name James Lauderdale, of Looney's Mill Creek
Alt Name James Letherdale
Alt Name James Latherdale
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1709
Marriage Bef. 1730 to Unknown
Death? Bef. 22 Sept. 1796 Botetourt County, Virginia

James Lauderdale 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:


  • Page 287.--1749. John Harrison. yeoman, to James Letherdal, blacksmith. Luney's Mill Creek. 366 acres. Patented to John, 12th February, 1742. Teste: William Harbeson, James Magill, William Preston. See infra, p. 871.
  • Page 871.--John Harrison, yeoman, to James Letherdale, blacksmith, same as above. As to above deeds, see former deed, Harrison to Letherdale. 1749, supra, p. 287.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page (874) 868.--28th August, 1750. James Letherdale, blacksmith, to John Harrison, yeoman, on Luney's Mill Creek of James, 366 acres; patented to John, 12th February, 1742. The object of this conveyance is to correct certain conveyances by Harrison to Letherdale and thereby enable Harrison to make good deeds. Teste: John Lynn, Patrick Campbell, Francis Beaty.



Processioning List of 1764

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Page 377.--Processioners appointed as follows, viz (1764): William Robinson and James Robinson, from Heads of Roanoke to Fort Lewis. William Bryan and James Neilly, from Fort Lewis on Waters of Roan Oke. James Rowland and Joseph Montgomery, Thomas Ramsey and James Lawderdale, on Waters of Catawbo and James River on the South Side. James McGayvock, James Gilmore, John Poage, John Thompson, between Buffalo and James River. John Paxton, Abraham Brown, Andrew Miscampbell, Alex. Collier, between Buffalo and the North River to the North Mountain.
  • Page 408.--1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo, on South side, report, viz: For Thomas McFerrin, on Persimmon Run; for Michael Cloyd, for Wm. Herbison, adjoining Andw. Monelly; for Robt. Rowland, for Jas. Rowland; for J_____ Looney, on Sinking Spring; for Andw. Monelly; for Jno. Mills, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Jas. Moore, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Margt. Rentfro, on Beaver Dam Run and Looney's Mill Creek; for Wm. Rowland, for Geo. Poage, for Jno. Mills, where he now lives; for Margt. Clark, where she now lives; for Margt. Clark, on Back Creek; for George Burdwell, for James Lauderdale.


Records of James Lauderdale in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 332.--29th August, 1759. Vendue of Bryan McDonald's estate To Bryan McDonald, Edward McDonald, William Graham (a large sermon book), James Bean (Drilincourt on Death), Geo. Robinson (a large Prayer Book) James Litherdale (a conc shell), Catherine McDonald.
  • Page 348.--26th February, 1760. Same (Hugh Carothers, of Orange County, North Carolina) to James Lawderdale, power attorney to convey to John Vaunce, 300 acres on a branch of Loonie's Creek, joining Wm. Harbinson.
  • Page 42].--18th November, 1760. Margt. Luney's bond (with James Litherdale. Jno. Miller) as administratrix of Peter Luney (Looney).
  • Page 424.--19th November, 1760. David Luney's bond (with James Litherdale. Wm. Preston) as administrator of Thos. Luney.
  • Page 520.--18th August, 1761. Hugh Corruthers, of Orange County, North Carolina, by James Ledderdale, to Andrew McNeilly, £25, 300 acres on a branch of Lunie's Mill Creek. Delivered: John Buchanan by your order, July 1766.
  • Page 55.--18th August, 1761. Peter Luney's appraisement, by Geo. Adams, Thos. Ramsey, Robt. Montgomery--Cash, etc. Due by Jno. Miller, Thos. Ramsey, Joseph McMortry, Wm. Boyd, Wm. Bird, James Ledderdale, David Luney.
  • Vol. 2 - 1767--Lists of Supernumeraries: Jas. Lauderdale. (listed among several others).
  • Page 495.--17th March, 1767. Saml. Pepper's bond (with James (his mark) Ledderdale, Jno. Craig) as administrator of James Carty.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - (341) Grand jurors: Nathanl. Evans, Joseph Raburn, Saml. McPheeters, Francis Erwin, Robt. Thompson, Henry Stone, James McCain, John Ramsey, Archibald Fisher, John White, Henry Campbell, Saml. Briggs, Richd. Renalds, Hugh Hays, Joseph Malcolm, David Laird, John Francis, John Black, James Leatherdale, John McClure, Hugh Donaho.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1767. - (349) James Ledderdale asks counter security from Margaret Looney, admx. of Peter Looney, since intermarried with James McKain.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - Stephen Trigg vs. James Leatherdale.--1766. Assumpt. by James for his son James.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - James Leatherdale to Stephen Trigg, debtor.-- 1766, June 6, to assumed for your son, James.
  • Page 93.--16th March, 1768. James McKain and Jonathan Smith's bond to James Ledderdale to secure Ledderdale, who with John Miller (now deceased) was surety of Margaret Looney as administratrix of her late husband, Peter Looney.
  • Page 445.--18th May, 1768. James McKain to Jonathan Smith, Robert Paris and James Latherdale, £30, 1 waggon, 2 black horses, 1 bay mare, 1 bay horse. Teste: Margaret ( ) McKain.


Information on James Lauderdale

Children of James Lauderdale (II): Based upon the children listed in the will of James Lauderdale dated 22 Sep 1796. This will had to have been written by James II, not James III, because of the reference to "oldest daughter Margaret Cain". That individual, born in 1738, could only have been the daughter of James II. Kirk disagrees.
Margaret Lauderdale (1738 -  ; m. 1st Peter Looney 11 Oct 1759, m. 2nd James McCain)
William Lauderdale (c. 1742 -  ; m. Jane _______)
John Lauderdale* (Feb 1743 -  ; m. Milberry Mauldin)
James Lauderdale (III) (c. 1748 -  ; m. Sarah Mills c. 1766)
Elizabeth Lauderdale (c. 1753 -  ; m. 1st John Mills**, m. 2nd William Martin 18 Oct 1785)
Jane Lauderdale (c. 1756 -  ; m. John Crawford)
Mary Lauderdale (c. 1762 -  ; m. James Franklin 1782)
Anna Lauderdale (c. 1764 - 31 Dec 1836; m. James Henry c. 1787)

Source: http://www.nancysdeadrelatives.com/Lauderdale/laudgen2.htm (Additional information, records and sources listed at this site).