Facts and Events
James McGuire was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 3, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- McGuire, James - entered service 1776 in Botetourt County, Virginia; moved to Kentucky 1783 where he took part in General George Rogers Clark's campaign against indians; received Pension 1820 in Franklin County Kentucky; resided in Anderson County, Kentucky, 1832 age 85 (area formerly part of Franklin County); died 8/28/1838. F-S135896, R1685.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 3 - Page 222.--5th August, 1774. John Estill's will (of Botetourt, yeoman) To wife, Rebeckah, a survey on New River opposite the Influx of Blue Stone, towards James McGuire's (McGuire) Survey; to daughter, Priscilla Gold, home tract on hands creek joining lands with Bond Estill and James Ellison. Executors, Benj. Estill and Wm. Hutchison. Teste: William Hutchison, Felty Koch (Valentine Cook). Proved, 18th September, 1781, by Hutchison and Cook. Hutchison refuses to execute. 20th March, 1782, administration granted Rebecca Estil; both the executors refused.
- From "Seventh Annual Report of the Ohio Valley Historical Association", 1913, pg. 24:
- Other places on the Greenbrier River or its watershed:
- (1776)...James McGuire, in fork of New River and Greenbrier River, ...
- Some information from Sons of the American Revolution Application of Josiah Hale Dean, Kentucky Chapter, dated 1917, National Number 28807, State Number 398.