Facts and Events
James McClure McVey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Wills of Franklin Co. Bk 2 page 506 lists will of McVey, James: wife Mary, children, James , Polly (Mary), Margaret Griggs, Elizabeth Elliot, Thomas C., George, Sarah Gibson, and John.
- Witnessess: Benj. Woodson, Wm. Miguffen, and Preston Thompson.
- March 1820 Franklin CO. VA.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1772. - (368) James McGlaughlin, son of Hugh McGlaughlin, to be bound to James McVey, to learn trade of carpenter.
- Page 51.--Thomas Shanklin's estate to John Shanklin, executor. Dr. 1775, to James McVay for making coffin.
- Page 241.--29th January, 1778. William McNees, of Westmorland County, Pennsylvania, and Jane, to John Miller, Mason. Delivered: Benj. Forsythe, February, 1779. Patent to William, on west branch of Cook's Creek joining Cravens and Hemphill. Teste: James McVey.
- Vol. 2 -ROCKINGHAM COUNTY RECORDS. - 1778--April 28th, George McVey's estate committed to James McVey, his brother, for administration.
- Page 376.-(undated, appears to be abt. 18 August 1778) - On the Wet Stone Draft of Mossey Creek. Teste: Jas. McVey, Moses Sample, William Ralston.
- Page 132.--(undated, appears to be abt. 1778-1779) Vendue bill of Samuel Samples--Jacob Caplin, John Chasm, Elihu Messexs, James Floyd, Wm. Greagg, John McVey, Wm. Pettijohn, Wm. Perrigin, Margaret and James McVey, Felix Sheltman.
- Sgt. John McVey was born between 1737 and 1727 in Scotland. He served in the military between 1755 and 1760 in American Colonies for the French and Indian War. He was listed as poor and delinquent on Col. Smith's tax list in 1766 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He served in the military in 1777 in Virginia. He was at the Samuel Samples vendue sale in 1780. He had an estate probated on 13 Jun 1817 in Ardery, Bath Co., Kentucky. He died in 1823 in Virginia or Kentucky. He was a soldier, farmer, and millwright in Greenbrier Co., Virginia.
- Page 3 - John Davis, 562 acres, Mossey Creek. Adjoining David McComes, Francis Ewins, McCaumis, Hugh Douglass, Joseph Douglass, McVeyes, May 17, 1780. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 97].
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Notes:
•Event: accepted James McGlaughlin, son of Hugh, to be bound to James McVey, to learn trade of carpenter Fact 20 MAY 1772 , Augusta, Virginia
•Event: received a settlement for making a coffin Fact 1775 , Augusta, Virginia
•Event: signed as a witness for another land transfer Fact 18 AUG 1778 , Augusta, Virginia
•Event: signed as a witness for a land transaction Fact 29 JAN 1778 , Augusta, Virginia
•Event: He was on the Franklin County, Virginia tax list Fact 1796
•Event: He purchased 456 acres on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge a few miles northwest of Rocky Mount Land 1796 , Franklin, Virginia