Facts and Events
James Neely was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 599.--1st March, 1749. Ephraim Vause to James Nealey, 245 acres. Corner Francis Beaty. (Note: this land, per Ephraim Vance's deed was on Goose Creek).
- Page 425.—22d August, 1754. James Gatlive to James Nealy, 350 acres by deed from James Patton, 22d November, 1753, on a branch of Roanoke; corner Archibald Graham.
- Page 21 - James Neely, 116 acres, Campbell Creek, Branch of Roanoke. December 30, 1762. .[Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 9].
- Page 71 - James Neely, 445 acres, Roanoke River. Rebruary 18, 1767. .[Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 27].
- Page 84 - James Neely, 200 acres, Roanoke. Mentioned Huffs Path. December 10, 1767.[Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 31].
- Page 194.--16th November, 1768. Peter ( ) Kinder (Ginder) to James Neelly, £100, 150 acres on Goose Creek. Delivered: James Neelly, October, 1774.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 5.--16th November, 1752. James Nealey to Alexander Ingram, 245 acres; corner Francis Beatey. Delivered 1797 to Wm. Ingram, attorney-in-fact for John Ingram, to whom the land was devised.
- Page 525.--18th August, 1761. James Neilly to Robert Neilly, £50, 350 acres on a branch of Roanoke; cor. Archabald Graham. Sent to Israel Christian, January, 1767. (Note: Robert Neely was the eldest son of James Neely).
- Page 71.--11th September, 1769. James Neelly and Jane to William McClenachan, 400 acres on Roanoke; Griffith's line; Evans' line. Teste: John Neelly, Peter ( ) Ginder, John Reaburn. (Note: William McClanahan was the son-in-law of James Neely).
- 1776 - Jane Love, wife of Philip Love - 200 acres on Roanoke, from James Neely. [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 472].
- 1776 - William Neely, son of James Neely - 48 acres on Roanoke River. [Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 472].
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 settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 382.- (Processioners' Returns) - 1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).
- Page 383.--(Processioners' Returns) - 1765 - For James Neilly (on Goose Creek), Abram Ellis and Wm. Carelton present; for Wm. Caulton (Carelton?), on Lick Run; for Col. Wm. Preston, 1,590 acres where he dwells, on a branch of Buffelo Creek joining David and Michael Cloyd, Widow McDonald, James Robinson, Saml. Robinson, Joseph Snodgrass, David Mitchell, Wm. Snodgrass; for Cap. Robt. Breckinridge, 797 acres, where he dwells, on Buffalo Creek, joining David Robinson, John Neilly, Rob. Neilly, Arch. Graham.
Records of James Neely in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 40.--1st May, 1747. Isaac Bean's appraisement by Ephraim Vause, James Neelley, Erwin Patterson. Laboring wages from Robert Ellison.
- Page 191.--10th March, 1748. Mark Evans' appraisement by Ephraim Vause, James Nelley, Joseph Robinson.
- Page 275.--28th November, 1750. Sale bill of Ann Hungate's vendue To William Alexander, Joseph Milikin, Malcom Campbell, Wm. Carson, Wm. Armstrong, James Necley (prob. Neely). John Lawler. Jacob Patton, Uriah Acres, Archibald Grimes.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. - 1750 - Petition, 1752, of inhabitants from Forks of Roanoke to James Neiley's Majority have to travel 25 to 30 miles to work on ye road from Reed Creek to Warwick. Petition to have road laid off into precincts. William Bryan, John Bryan, James Bryan, William Walcker, James Campbell, Alexander Ingram, Robert Bryan, Henry Brown, James Bane, William Bryan, Jr., Joseph Love.
- Page 298.--29th January, 1750-51. William Alexander's appraisement, by Thomas Tosh, Wm. Akers, James Neeley.
- Page 521.--11th July, 1751. Daniel Evans to Peter Evans, 400 acres on Waters of Roanoke called Cedar Springs, at a place called Naked Farm. Teste: James Neelly, Robt. Breckinridge, James Porteus. Delivered: Wm. Preston.
- Page 7.-(undated, appears to be abt. Oct./Nov. 1751)-Richard Burton (Bortoo), Gent., and Ann, to James Davis, 400 acres on Buffalo Creek, joining Borden; corner Richard Wood. Teste: James McAfee, James Neelly.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 28, 1751. - (209) James Nealey, Richard Hall, Thomas English and Tobias Bright, appraise estate of James Connerley.
- Page 526.--21st November, 1753. Patrick Lynch's appraisement by Henry Brown, James Neeley, Wm. Bryan.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1753. - (76) Road ordered--Wm. Bryan overseer--from Wm. Carravan's plantation to Wm. Bryans on Roan Oak. These workers: James Campbell, Joseph Love, Wm. Bryan, Jr., John Bryan, James Bane, Henry Brown, Jr., James Neilly, Henry Brown, Sr., Alexr. Ingram, Edward Patterson, Jacob Patton, John Wood, Erwin Patterson, Andrew Cox, Jasper Terry, Wm. Terry, John Woods, Edward Moore, Peter Craven, Aron Hart, Miles Hart, Wm. Graham, Neal McNeal, Malcom Campbell, Wm. Armstrong, Tasker Tosh, Thomas Tosh, Daniel Evans, Uriah Acres, Thos. Acres, John McAdoe, Wm. Akers.
- Page 98.--20th March, 1755. Patrick Lynch's additional appraisement, by James Nealey, Henry Brown, Wm. Bryan, Jr.
- Page 235.--19th April, 1755. Robert Box to Ephraim Vause, 5 sh., 179 acres by patent 22d August, 1753, on a branch on the north side the Little River. Teste: Hugh Means. Proved, 1755 by James Neelly and James Campbell, and 20th November, 1771 by Hugh Means.
- Page 127.--21st October, 1754. Robert Mean's will - To John McClung. Money in hands of Edward Thomson and Thomas Thomson. To the said Thomas McClung, the note of James Nilly, which is in hands of Thos. Black; wife a keeping, to said John. Teste: James Gay, Jenot Warrick. Proved, 21st November, 1755, by the witnesses; administration granted Thomas Thompson, nephew and heir-at-law of Robert Means, who qualified with sureties Hugh Hicklin and George Wilson.
- Page 129.--19th November, 1755. James Lockhart's bond as collector of quit rents during his sheriffalty, with sureties John Brown, James Callison, David Moore, Hugh Young, James Neeley, John Lewis, Robert Christian.
- Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: James Neely, 16th July, 1752. (Note: listed among many others).
- Page 367.--29th November, 1760 (?). Malcom Campbell's estate appraised by Wm. Bryan, Neal McNeal, James Neelley.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 23, 1763. - (51) William Grymes, James Neilly and William Robinson to be road overseers from Grymes Clearing to the head of the run above Madison's plantation; John Craig from thence to New River on the lands of John Buchanan, gent., and Alexr. and William Sayers from thence to Fort Chiswell; Wm. Preston is to apportion tithables as far as Fort Lewis, and Wm. Thompson from thence to Fort Chiswell.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 16, 1763. - (342) John Smith, Wm. Grymes, James Nealey and Israel Christian to view the roads that lead from Vance's over the New River on the lands of John Buchanan and likewise by Ingles's Ferry to the lead mines.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1764. - (406) Bryan McDaniel appointed road overseer from Fort William to the Market Road. James Neeley, ditto, from Fort Lewis to the Great Lick.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1765. - (251) Wm. Robinson, James Neeley and Wm. Bryans to view a road from Vanse's by Inglis's Ferry to Peak (Poak) Creek. Wm. Ward qualified deputy sheriff, to which James Trimble dissented. Nicholas Harplore, Paul Shaver and Jacob Wees, to view road on North Mill Creek from the Upper Tract to the County line below Jacob Peterson.
- Page 217.--26th September, 1765. William Robinson's (above) estate appraised, by Walter Crockett, William Bryan, James Neelly.
- Page 9.--19th September, 1766. Henry Field's estate appraised by James Neeley, Wm. and Edward Carvin--Paid accounts to, viz: Wm. Simpson, Stephen Trigg, Henry Paullen.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1767. - (477) On petition of Frederick Stern, Isaac Job, Thomas Grayson, John Bell, Henry Skaggs, Joseph Hix, John Draper, George Baker, Joseph Hord, Levy Smith, Erasmus Noble, Saml. Peffer, James Coudon, Edmund Vansell, Humphrey Baker, Anthony Bledsoe, James Newell and Alexr. Page, viewers appointed for a road from Vanse's, by Ingles's Ferry, to Peak Creek, on north side New River, viz: James Neeley, Philip Love, Wm. Christian, Wm. Bryans.
- Page 101.--9th June, 1767. David Bryan's estate appraised, by James Neeley, Thos. Barnes, John Bowman--Accounts due to David Bryan's estate from, viz: James Carty, Christian Lockmier, Wm. Thornton, Lenard Huff. The congregation: Danl. McNeil, Richd. Doggett, Joshua Johns, Wm. Simpson, Wm. Cocks, Wm. Halley, Edward Springer.
- Page 289.--21st February, 1767. John Neelley (Neilly) Dr. (doctor?), of Augusta County, to William Graham, of Hallifax County, Gent., £30, 2 feather beds, all his pewter and household furniture, one sorrel mare natural pacer, one bay mare natural trotter, one white mare, one gray stallion, one sorrel stallion, conditioned for payment of £30. Teste: James Neilly, Edward Carvin, Stephen Trigg.
- Page 246.--30th December, 1767. Wm. Preston, Assistant Surveyor, enters 250 acres between Gilbert Marshall and James Alexander on Back Creek, 400 acres joining Jasper Tarry, James Neely and Andrew Wilson, 400 acres on Potts Creek joining and above the Paint Bank.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (C). - Peter Grieder (Krieder) vs. James Neely.--Bond by defendant to plaintiff, of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 8th May, 1766. Conditioned to make deed to plaintiff for land on Peters Creek.
- Vol. 1 - 1768-9. - William Preston entered, 30th December, 1767, 250 between Gilbert Marshall and James Alexander on Back Creek; 400 joining lands of Jasper Torry, James Neely and Andrew Wilson; 400 on Potts Creek, above the Paint Bank Survey.
- Page 587.--7th August, 1769. Patrick ( ) Wilson to William McClenachan, mortgage, £36.6.2, on James River, George Poage's line, purchased by Patrick of Malcomb Allen by deed, 9th March, 1760. Teste: John Maxwell, Audly Paul, James Neelly, John Buchanan, William Hall. Delivered: William McClenachan, August, 1770.
- Page 237.-(17th August, 1769. The estate of Col. James Patton), -By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): James Neeley (on Moore's bond), Edward Moore and James Neely, 18th October, 1754. (Note: listed among many others).
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 18, 1769. - (22) John Neeley (son of James) appointed guardian of Catharine Evans, orphan of Daniel Evans.