Facts and Events
James Steele was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of James Steele
From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:
Page 236 - - 5th June, 1802. James Steel's will - - To wife, Sarah; to son, Andrew; son, Samuel; to daughters, Sally Steele and Martha Henderson; to son, John, son-in-law, Daniel Henderson; to granddaughter, Polly Tate Steele. Executors, wife Sarah and sons Andrew, Samuel, and John. Teste: Andrew Ramsey, Samuel, and John. Teste: Andrew Ramsey, Samuel Finley, Samuel Steele. Proved, 26th July, 1802. Andrew, Samuel and John qualify.
Records of James Steele in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - EXECUTIONS. - APRIL, 1801. - Estill vs. Ramsey--Deed, 5th June, 1739, Beverley to James McClure, of Orange County, 108 acres in Beverley Manor, George Robinson's line. Test: James Porteus, Thomas Wood, John Latham. Declaration: Samuel Estill and Jane, formerly Jane Teas, daughter of William Teas, vs. John Ramsay. Memorandum of deed from Beverley to John Hart, dated 23d, 24th July, 1740, George Robinson's line, corner Beverley Manor line. Deposition, 13th October, 1792. John Dalhouse. John Finley, aged above 60 years. Deponent went to school in 1747 in the house mentioned by Thomas Turk in his depositions. The house was on James McClure's land. Andrew Steel, aged about 56 years. Silas and John Hart were brothers and first purchasers. Andrew McClure, son of James McClure, under whom Ramsey claims. Andrew said he was present at the first running of the line for Hart. William Finley. Samuel Steel. Andrew Ramsey, aged 47. Deed, 24th February, 1740. Daniel Manahan, of Orange County, to Joseph Teas, 900 acres in Beverley Manor. Cor. Joseph Tees and Andrew McClure, Beverley Manor line. John Hart's line, James McClure's line. Test: G. Home, John Pickins, William Williams. Deed, 21st February, 1738. Beverley to Daniel Monahan, of County Augusta. Test: Richard Winslow, John Lewis, John Newport. Depositions 5th March, 1801. Andrew Steel, aged 58, son of Samuel. Andrew Ramsey, aged 50. John Ramsey, father to defendant. James Steel, aged 63, son of Samuel. Original deed, James McClure to John Ramsey. Original deed, Beverley to John Hart, 1740. Deposition Thomas Turk, aged 88 years, taken October 1798. He helped to build a schoolhouse about 50 years ago at the foot of the hill in the tenant's meadow; it was on McClure's land. Original deed, McClure to Ramsey, 1762. Original patent, Dunwiddie to Joseph Teas, August, 1756, 200 acres in Rockfish Gap.
- ↑ Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts.
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