James McAllister, of House Mountain and Bath County, VA
Facts and Events
James McAllister was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James McAllister's land (Borden Tract SW, 160 acres, 1764) 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.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 684.--9th May, 1764. Same [from Borden's Executors] to James McCalister, £__, 160 acres, part of 92,100; corner Robert Ervin. Delivered: William McClenachan. March, 1766. [Note: as shown on the Borden Tract Hildebrand Map, this land is very near House Mountain].
- 22 September 1766. Virginia, Patent Book 36, page 1016:
- George the third &c. To all & c. Know ye that for divers good causes and consideration of the sum of ten shillings of lawful money for our Use paid to our Receiver General of our revenue in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, we have given, granted and confirmed and by these Presents for us, our Heirs andsuccessors, do give, grant and confirm unto James McCallister one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing one hundred acres lying and being in the County of Augusta on the waters of the James River and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at a Poplar under a Hill on the North side of the head Branch of Teas Creek and running thense South twenty degrees, East thirty poles crossing the Branch to a Spanish Oak sapling, South West fifty two Poles to a White Oak, thence South seventy degrees, West one hundred and seventy four Poles to a chestnut and maple on a hill side, thence North thirty-six degrees, West sixty Poles to three cherstnut saplins, thence South fifty degrees, West seventy Poles to to an ash by the creek thence West thirty Poles to a Poplar on a hillside, thence North thirty six degrees, East one hundred and eighty four Poles, thence along the hill two hundred and ten Poles to the beginning with all and c. To have, hold &c. To be held snd c. Yielding and Paying and c. Provided and c. In wittness and c. Wittness our trusty and welbeloved Francis Fauquier Esquire, our Lieutenant governor and Commander-in-Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seat of our said Colony the twenty second day of September, one thousand seven hundred and sixty six. In the sixth year of our Reign.
- signed Francis Fauquier
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Page 62: James McCalester, 22 acres, House Mountain. Feb. 8, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 24]. [Note: this land is likely very close to James McAllister's 1764 patent in the Borden Tract]
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 89.--4th August, 1766. James McAllister and Mary to Patrick McConnel, £47, 150 acres on a branch of Carrs Creek in the Fork of James River, oak in Borden's patent line; corner Robert Erwin. Delivered: P. McConnell, 21st April, 1781.
Processioning List of 1765
- "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:
- Vol. 2 - Page 385.--1765: Processioned by Collier and McCampbell, viz: For William McCamey, for Jno. Beatty (Samuel Norrad present), for Solomon Whitley, for Wm. Gilmore, for Robt. Erwin, for Jno. McKee, for Andw. McCampbell, for Henry Kirkham, for Edward Fairies, for James Campbell, for Alex. Deal, for John Gilmore, for Moses Cunningham for Robt. Hamilton, for James McCalster, for Hugh Cunningham, for George McConne; for Wm. Moore, Michael Kirkham present; for James Young, for Robert McKelhenny, for Margery Crawford, for Saml. Todd, for Rob. Young, for James Hutton, for James Todd, for George Gibson for Alex. Collier, for Jno. Hanna, for Robt. Talford, for Robt. McHenry, for David Talford, for William Hall, for John McMurtrey, for James Davies, for Robt. McKee, for Jno. Somers, for Jno. Huston, for Jno. Wylie, for Jno. McConne, for Archd. Buchanan, for Wm. Porter, for Jno. Wieley.
Will of James McAllister
From "Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia 1791-1842", by Bruns, pg. 23-4:
- Pg. 187. Will of James McAllister (X), dated June 14, 1799.
- Wit: Moses Mann, Robert Sprowl and John Brown.
- Probated September 1801 Court.
- Exec: son Thomas and John
- Beq: to wife Mary 50 pounds cash, her bed and "sufficient clothing with the puter, her trunk and wairing apperrel and a horse and a cow".
- to daughters Hannah Barnet and Mary Waters 20 pounds each
- 5 pounds each to grandsons, William son to Thomas; James son to John; James son to James; James son to Richard; James son to Edward; James son to Garrett; and James Barnett.
- residue to seven children, Thomas, John, Richard, Edward, Garret, Hannah and Mary.
- 5 shillings to James.
- Pg. 194. Inventory - James McCallister.
- Submitted Sept. 25, 1801 by Alexander McClintic, Charles Dresler and John Rees.
- Bonds of Alexander McClintic, James Pratt, Moses Mann, Richard Hayden, John Waters, Dennis Callaghan, Ann Kincaid, Thomas McCallister, Christopher Persinger, Joseph Wamsley and Archi(?) Crawford.
- Accounts of Robert Barnet, John Reese, William Barnet, William Smith, John McCallister Jr., Richard McCallister.
- 1 cow, 1 book, 1 pair "specktacles", clothing and furnitire.
- In the name of God Amen, I James McCallister, of the County of Bath and State of Virginia of sound mind and judgement but knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: I recommend my soul to the divine being and disposed of all things and my body to be buried in decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned and touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, after funeral expenses are paid, I dispose of in the following manner, to wit:
- I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary McCallister, fifty pounds in cash to be first paid out of my estate, and her bed and sufficient clothing, with the pewter, her trunk and wearing apparel and a horse creature of the value of twenty pounds and a cow.
- ITEM, I give and bequeth to my two daughters, Hannah Barnett and Mary Waters, twenty pounds in cash each,
- ITEM, I give and bequeath to my different grandsons, William McAllister , son to Thomas McAllister and James McAllister, son to John McAllister; James McAllister, son to James McAllister; James McAllister, son to Richard McAllister and James McCallister, son to Edward McCallister; James McCallister, son to Garrett McAllister, and James Barnett, each to have five pounds cash out of my estate.
- ITEM, I give and bequeath to my seven children, Thomas McAllister, John McAllister, Richard McAllister, Edward McCallister, Garrett McCallister, Hana Barnett and Mary Waters the residue of my estate, both real and personal, to be equally divided between them, except five shillings I give to my son James McCallister, all which legacies I do bind to the different legatees, their heirs and assigns forever.
- Lastly, I constitute and appoint my two sons, Thomas McAllister and John McAllister, executors of this my last will and testament, ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament.
- In witness whereof, I have set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of June, 1799.
- Signed , sealed and acknowledged
- James McAllister "X" his mark
- Moses Mann
- Robert Sprowl
- John Brown
Records in Augusta County, VA
- Page 314.--2d November, 1763. Joseph McCord's vendue--Sold to Patrick Finley, Joseph Walker, James Logan, James Moore, Mary Brown, Jno. McCord, James McCallister, Alex. Telford, Jno. Somers, Mary Ann Clendennin, David Telford, Wm. McKee, Charles Boyles, W. Wolsy, James Gordon, Thos. Grubbs, Elizabeth Woods.
- Page 399.--10th May, 1767. Thomas Walker, gent., of Albemarle County, and Mildred to Andrew Lewis, £300, two tracts, A containing 190 acres on Peters Creek, conveyed by James Patton to James Bean, 28th November, 1751, and by him to Thomas Walker, 16th May, 1764 and B lying on Goose Creek, a branch of Roan Oke River, part of 400 acres formerly in the seisin of James Burk and by him conveyed to James Bean, 18th May, 1758, and by him to Thomas Walker, 16th May, 1764, 117 acres. Teste: Robert Erwin, Henry Fry, James McCallister, John Neely, George ( ) Gibson, Robert McClenachan, James Madison.
- Page 211.--18th March, 1773. Robert Williams and Margret ( ) to Elijah McCollister, patent to John Davis, 5th September, 1749, and by him conveyed to Jane Jones, and by John Roberts to Robert Williams, 2nd October, 1761, on Yeager's Branch of Smith Creek, corner Adam Yeager. Delivered to Robert Williams, 4th November, 1776, but returned and then delivered to James McCalister, 19th January, 1791. [same James?]
- Vol. 2 - 1780, February 2d.--David Kennedy's declaration of service in 1755-1756. March 8th, John Hiland's declaration of service in 1756 in the Old Virginia Regiment; James Keeling's declaration of service in 1756 in the Old Virginia Regiment; James McAllister's declaration of service in 1756 in the Old Virginia Regiment; George Rice's declaration of service in 1756 in the Old Virginia Regiment; Adam Stephen's declaration of service in 1756 in the Old Virginia Regiment; Christopher Fry's declaration of service in 1756 in the Old Virginia Regiment; William Frost, qualified Captain; _____ Oliver, soldier; Finley McKay's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; Arthur Dent's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; David Kennedy's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; Thomas Hayle's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; John Hooper's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; William Miller (Highlands) declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; Nathan Britton, a soldier. May 2d, John Bishop's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; Samuel Noland's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment in 1756; William Taylor, qualified Captain; John Larrick, qualified Captain; Edward Dobbyns, qualified Lieutenant; John Barrow, qualified Lieutenant; John Kemp, qualified Lieutenant; Richard Horseley, qualified Ensign; Henry Brinker, qualified Ensign; Johnston Eastin, qualified Ensign; Richard Gregory's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; Thomas Nap's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; Daniel Staple's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; John Reynold's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; William Jenkins' declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; Thomas Kelly, a soldier; Samuel Glass, qualified Captain. May 3d, James Heaton, recommended Captain; James Billot's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; John Niswanger, qualified Lieutenant-Colonel; John Gilkerson, qualified Major; Mercer Beson, a soldier; James Gamul Dowdall, recommended Lieutenant-Colonel; John McGuire, recommended Major. June 6th, Samuel Thomas' declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; Edward Evans' declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; Robert Mason's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; Jonathan Farmer's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; _____ Stewart, a soldier; William Gibbs, a soldier. July 4th, John Jones' declaration of service as Ensign in Thompson's Pennsylvania Regiment, 1755-1756. August 1st, Samuel Denny, qualified Ensign; Robert Blair, a soldier; ))))) Orr, a soldier; _____ Ougan, a soldier; Patrick McGuire's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment. August 3d, William Gosney, qualified Captain. September 5th, William Cook, a soldier; George Ranzham, a soldier; Joshua Haycroft, a soldier; John Duncan, a soldier; Charles Neill's declaration of service in the Old Virginia Regiment; James Walker, qualified Lieutenant; Henry Bush, qualified Ensign. November 7th, Conrad Tretabough, a soldier.
- Find A Grave.
Birth: 1730, Ireland
Death: Sep. 25, 1801
•Name: James McCallister
•Given Name: James
•Birth: Abt 1730 in Ireland
•Death: 25 Sep 1801 in Bath County, Virginia
Mary McGloughin McCallister (1734 - ____)*
Thomas McCallister (1748 - 1829)*