James Skaggs, I
Facts and Events
||James Skaggs, I
||on a ship from Ireland
||to Rachel Susannah Moredock
||Augusta, Virginia, United Statesserved as one of the appraisers of John Elswick's estate
||Augusta, Virginia, United Stateshad lands surveyed
||Montgomery County, Virginia
||Augusta, Virginia, United Statessold part of their lands to Henry Skaggs and James Skaggs, Jr. probably their sons
||Augusta, Virginia, United StatesOther tracts were disposed of to Thomas Mastin and John Plickinstarvor
||at age 98
James Skaggs was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 226.--28th May, 1751. Francis Reiley to James Skeegs, farmer, 100 acres on Little River of Wood's River.
- Page 100.--11th January, 1754. Daniel Ratcliff to James Scags, 104 acres patented to Samuel 22d August, 1753, on Meadow Creek of New River.
- Page 103.--11th January, 1754. William Pellum to James Scags, 134 acres patented to William 22d August, 1753, on Meadow Creek of New River.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 49.--26th April, 1769. James ( ) Scaggs (Skeggs), Sr., and Rachel ( ) to James Scaggs, Jr., £100, 104 acres patented to Samuel Ratlive 22d August, 1753, and conveyed to James, Sr., on Meadow Creek, a branch of New River. Teste: William Preston, Richard Whitt, James ( ) Skggs, John ( ) Skggs, Is. Christian, James Buchanan, W. Ingles.
- Page 51.--25th April, 1769. Same (James ( ) Scaggs (Skeggs), Sr., and Rachel ( )) to Henry Scaggs, £100, 100 acres by deeds from Francis Rieley to James, 29th May, 1751, on Little River, a branch of Woods' River.
Records of James Skaggs in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1745-1748. - Humberstone Lyon deposeth that James Conoly said Humberstone Lyon stole fifteen red deer skins and also twenty-eight red deer skins which Conoly had left at the house of James Scaggs. Also deposition by Samuel Stolucher, the same. Also deposition by Erwin Patterson. Mary Stern deposes that George Gabriel brought from Jacob Miller's. John Blackwelder.
- Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (130) Road ordered from Adam Harmon's to the River and No. Branch of Roan Oak--Adam Harmon, overseer, with these workers: Geo. Draper, Israel Lorton and son, George Hermon, Thos. Looney, Jacob Hermon and three sons, Jacob Castle, John Lane, Valentine Harmon, Adren Moser, Humberston Lyon, James Shaggs, Humphrey Baker, John Davis, Fredk. Stering and two sons and all other persons settling in the precincts.
- Page 276.--4th July, 1749. John Elswick's appraisement, by Thomas Ingliss, James Scaggs, Ebenezer Westcoat.
- 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 Scaggs, 12th February, 1753. (listed among many others). (Note: the bond of James Scaggs due James Patton's estate is most likely for the land he acquired on the New River).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kegley, Mary B, and F. B. (Frederick Bittle) Kegley. Early adventurers on the western waters. (Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, c1995, 1998 (Marceline, Missouri : Walsworth Pub. Co.)), pp. 367-368.
- Cawthorn, C. P, and N. L Warnell. Pioneer Baptist Church records of south-central Kentucky and the Upper Cumberland of Tennessee, 1799-1899. (C.P. Cawthorn], c1985).
Sons of James and Rachel listed in
- Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, Kentucky). Kentucky ancestors. (Frankfort, Kentucky: Historical Society, 1965-), Volume 6, page 80, October, 1970.
"James Skaggs, born 1700 in Open waters, on ship from homeland of Ireland to America; died 1798 in Green County, Kentucky. He was the son of Thomas Skaggs. He married Rachel Moredock Bef. 1723 in Maryland. Rachel Moredock, born Abt. 1705 in Probably Fincastle, Virgina; died 1789 in Montgomery County, Virginia.2 March 1773, X 36, James and Rachel Skaggs, Fincastle County sold to John Plickinsarver, 82 acres, (Monetary terms mentioned), on New River, Botetourt County, Virginia on Meadow Creek. Witnessed by William Christian, Stephen Trigg, Jonathan Elswick, and William Lesley."
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Family Tree at genopro
- Meadow Creek is in Radford area of Montgomery Co., VA (Augusta Co., VA in 1756) 
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