Person:James Ramsey (24)

James Ramsey
b.Abt. 1718 Ulster, Ireland
d.bef. 19 November 1760 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1717
  1. James RamseyAbt 1718 - bef 1760
  2. Robert Ramsey, of the Cow Pasture, Augusta County, VAEst 1720-1729 - 1759
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Name James Ramsey
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1718 Ulster, Ireland
Death? bef. 19 November 1760 Augusta County, Virginia[Estate records listed in Chalkley's]

James Ramsey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

James Ramsey acquired an 80 acre tract on North River of Shanando from Daniel and John Smith on 18 August, 1756, as described in the following Chalkley's citation:

  • Page 42.--12th November, 1767. William Ramsey and Agness, eldest son and heir of James Ramsey, to Margaret Ramsey, £18, two tracts on North River of Shanando--A containing 120 acres, corner Silas Hart and Hugh Diver, side of a small meadow called the Elk Draft, being tract conveyed to said Ramsey by Silas and Jane Hart, 5th June, 1764; B containing 80 acres conveyed by Daniel and Jane Smith to James Ramsey, father of said William, 18th August, 1756, on North River of Shanando; corner Charles Diver's land. Teste: Daniel Henderson, John Douglass, Nathaniel Douglass. Delivered: Thomas Reed, 21st May, 1770.


The 80 acre tract sold to James Ramsey by Daniel Smith was acquired by Smith in the following Chalkley's citation:

  • Page 336.--29th November, 1749. Hugh Dever to Daniel Smith, 80 acres on North River, Shannado. Corner Charles Dever. Teste: Jas. Smith.

Ramsey DNA Analysis

Descendants of James Ramsey are participating in the Ramsey DNA Project[[1]]

He is listed in HAPLO Group 1.


Estate Records of James Ramsey

  • AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 60 - 69; Page 426.--19th November, 1760. Margaret Ramsey's bond (with Abram Smith, Jno. Davis) as administratrix of James Ramsey.

Information on James Ramsey

The family of James and Margaret Ramsey are featured in the following publication:

Familia, which was first published in 1985, aims to provide informed writing on sources and case studies relating to that area where Irish history and genealogy overlap with mutual benefit. Members of the Foundation's Guild receive Familia and the Directory of Irish Family History Research as part of the return on their annual subscription.

More details Family history article "From the North of Ireland to the North River of the Shenandoah" By Lee K. Ramsey Familia 2005: Ulster Geneological Review: Number 21 Trevor Parkhill (ed.) Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005 ISBN 1903688582, 9781903688588 158 pages, pg. 90-106