Facts and Events
||Col. James Lynn Patton
||8 July 1692
||Newton-Limavady, Derry, Ulster, Ireland
||Prob. Lumwaddy, Irelandto Mary Borden
||30 July 1755
||Killed by Shawnee Indians at Drapers Meadow, Augusta County, Virginia
||Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fishersville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
James Patton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James Patton's land (Beverley Manor SE, 1,398 acres) 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.
James Patton's land (Beverley Manor SW, 432 & 474 acres) 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 452-56. [457 blank]. 28-29 May 1741. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to James Patton of the Colony of Virginia, mariner. Lease and release; for ₤15.17.6 current money. 474 acres, part of the Mannor Beverley in the County of Augusta... James Lopar's (Leeper's) land... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Henry Downs, Saml Gay, Wm. Baskins. 29 May 1741. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 64].
- Pg. 168-169. Indenture between Moses Thompson of Orange County.. part called Augusta.. and Colo. James Patton of Springhill in foresd county.. Payment of ₤22.. sells 410 acres.. bounded (by).. William Palmer.. George Robison.. on the D Creek line.. and land surveyed for Mr. William Russell.. to William Palmer.... (signed) Moses Thompson (seal) Witnesses: Marmaduke Stanfield. Released and recorded 26 July 1744. Deed recorded same date. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 9, Dorman, pg. 20].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's: (unless otherwise listed)
- James Patton acquired 600 acres of land on the Calfpasture near Elk Creek with John Lewis in 1743.
- In 1743, John Lewis and James Patton obtained a grant for 10,500 acres on Calfpasture River in western Augusta County. (Source: "Ulster Scots in Virginia", by Richard McMaster)
- In 1744, an early settlement on 16,500 acres on the Calfpasture granted to James Patton and John Lewis was very closely associated with the James River and Roanoke settlements.
- Page 524.--22nd February, 1749. William Beverley to James Patton, Gent., 1,398 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Beverley Manor line. Teste: Alexander Wright, Thomas Stewart.
- Page 526.—22nd February, 1749. Same to same (William Beverley to James Patton, Gent.), 432 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner to the Christies, William Long's line. Joseph Mills' line. William Robinson's line. Teste: James Lockhart. (Note: this tract was sold later by James Patton's executors to Robert Armstrong in 1761, as listed below).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's: (Note: James Patton acquired vast lands throughout Augusta County. After his death, it took his executors several years to sell all of his property. Some are listed below).
- 190 acres on Peters' Creek, conveyed by James Patton, gent., to James Bean, 28th November, 1751
- .--21st March, 1753. James Patton to Jacob Brown, 1753. W. Fork Roanoke, 100 A. by patent 3d November, 1750. Teste: John Robinson, Wm. Preston, James Gorrell, George Paris, John Robinson.
- 21st March, 1753. James Patton toWilliam and James Gorrel, 620 acres part of patent as above; North Fork of Goose Creek; corner John Robinson; corner Tobias (Bright).
- 323. Augusta Co Deed book 6:147. 17 Dec. 1753. (Col) James Patton to John Stedham, 190 acres on "east side of the creek". Wit- Jacob Patton, Sarah (mark) Patton.
- Page 152.--17th December, 1753. Same (From James Patton) to Mathew Patton, 266 acres by patent 3d November. 1750, on Craig's Creek. Teste: Robert Williams. (Note: Matthew Patton is considered a likely son of Col. James Patton by some researchers).
- Page 87.--16th November, 1761. James Patton's executors to Robert Armstrong, £60, 432 acres on Beverley Manor; cor. to the Christian's land, Wm. Long's line, Joseph Mill's line, Wm. Robinson's line. Delivered: Wm. Armstrong, September, 1765.
- Page 177.--8th July, 1763. Robert Williams, of Orange County, North Carolina, to William Walker, of Bedford County, £33.18.3, 275 acres conveyed to Robert by James Patton, 17th December, 1753, on Craig's Creek. Teste: John Mills, David Looney. Delivered: William Walker, March, 1766.
- Page 763.--10th January, 1764. John Buchanan and Wm. Thompson executors of James Patton, £215, 400 acres on north side James River. Teste: Henry Field, Wm. Simpson, Thomas ( ) Garraway, Jno. Frazer, Wm. and Alex. Ingles
- Page 182.--20th August, 1765. James Patton's executors to Patrick Calhoon, late of Augusta, but now of Province of South Carolina, yeoman, £14.10, on Reed Creek whereon Patrick formerly lived, 322 acres by a survey made by said John Buchanan, 9th April, 1752, John Vance's line.
- Page 439.--5th October, 1765. Patton's executors to Andrew Woods, of Albemarle County, £100, 275 acres on North Fork of Roanoke, part of large tract patented to James Patton, 3d November, 1750, on Goose Creek, now called the Nort Fork of Roanoke, line of Pepper's land, David Miller's land. Teste: Wm. Christian, Edward Carvin, John Neelley, Dr.
- Page 430.--21st October, 1765. Daniel McAnare and Hannah ( ) to Buchanan and Thompson, executors of Col. James Patton, £100, 390 acres on a branch of Woods River, part of a large tract patented to Col. James Patton; corner land of Wm. Sayers; corner Harman's land. Delivered: William Campbell, December, 1770.
- Page 294.--24th February, 1767. James Patton's executors to Joseph McMurtery, £21.18, 197 acres by patent 3d November, 1750, on Craig's Creek, on John's Creek, crossing Bryan's Creek. Delivered: Martin Baker, January, 1770.
- Page 450.--17th June, 1769. James Patton's executors to Henry Paulin, £15, 62 acres patented to James, 3d November, 1750, on Craig's Creek. Teste: Andrew Crockett, Samuel McRoberts.
Will of James Patton
- Page 131.--1st September, 1750. James Patton's will--Daughter, Mary, wife to William Thompson, 1 negro woman; tract called Spring Hill; 3,000 acres on which Saml. Stalnaker and others is living, known by name of Indian Fields, on waters of Houlston's river, a branch of the Missisipio. Grandson, James Thompson, infant, remainder in above in fee tail. Daughter, Margaret, now wife of Col. John Buchanan. To son-in-law, William Thompson, the tract called Springfield, joining where widow Gouldman now lives and on which Henry Patton lives. William is to keep the estate intact for his son, James, until 1772. To Margaret. tract called Cherry tree bottom, near Robert Looney's tract at mouth of Purgatory, tract on which there is a small stone house. Margaret's daughter, Mary; sister, Preston, and her son, William Preston, £10 to be paid to Rev. John Craig, pastor at Tinkling Spring, to pay his stipends from 1740 to 1750, to be paid by the congregation out of the money advanced by him to help build the meeting house. £10 of same to be laid out for a pulpit and pulpit cloth. John Preston's bond to be given up to his son, Wm. Preston. All debts due by George Wilson, who is married to testator's wife's niece, Rebecca Vicers (Viers?), to be given up. Granddaughter, Mary Buchanan. Executors, John Buchanan, Wm. Thompson, nephew, Wm. Preston, Silas Harte. All disputes between executors to be left to arbitration of the minister and elders of Tinkling Spring church. Testator was agent for John Smith, Zachery Lewis, Wm. Waller, Wm. Green, Wm. Parks for the Roanoke and James River grants. As to the Great Grant on the waters of Misicipia, James Gordon, James Johnston, John Grimes, John ----, Richard Barns, Robert Gilchrist, James Bowre, Robert Jackson. have assigned their parts to testator. Richard Winston's part is assigned to little John Buchanan. To Mary Preston, horses. Teste: Thomas Stewart, Edward Hall, John Williams.
- Proved, 26th November, 1755, by Stewart and Hall. Wm. Preston refuses to execute, also Silas Harte. Buchanan and Thompson qualify, with sureties David Stewart, Joseph Culton, Wm. Preston, Edward Hall, Thomas Stewart. 16th August, 1769, Wm. Preston qualifies executor.
Indian Massacre at Draper's Meadow, Augusta County, VA
James Patton was one of the victims of the Indian Massacre at Draper's Meadow on 30 July, 1755.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Col James Lynn Patton, in Find A Grave.
- Drake, Patton, Preston, Buchanan, Floyd compiled by Jo Spencer