Facts and Events
James McCune was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Information on James McCune
- Vol. 2 - Page 159--John McCroskey, aged over 90, deposes, 1806, the land when he first knew it was sixty years ago, and was called Paxton's land. Thos. Taylor, son-in-law of Thos. Paxton, was the first settler. Samuel Paxton, aged 73, deposes, ditto. Son of Thos. Paxton. About a year in the spring before Thomas came there had been a battle with the Indians, in which John McDowell fell. Taylor's wife's name was Elizabeth. James Buchanan, aged 65, deposes, ditto. He was bom October or November, 1739. Jno. McDowell was killed three years and five months after his birth. James McCoon, aged 74 years, deposes, ditto; has known the land 58 years. (Note: this would indicate a birthdate of abt. 1732).
- Vol. 2 - 1787--November 21, Win. Henry and Samuel Henry, surety. Wm. Henry and Elizabeth McCune, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth McCune (consent). Teste: James McCune, Saml. Henry.
- 1793--August 7, Robert Bell and Archibald McCune, surety. Robert Bell and Mary Lessley. Certificate of A. Humphreys, a J. P., that Mary is above 21. Consent by Saml. McCune, Sr.--John McCune, James McCune.