m. ABT 1739
Facts and Events
James Stuart was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate Records of James Stuart
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on James Stuart
One source claimed that James Stuart was shot while crossing the Greenbrier River in 1779, during the Revolutionary War, but the following Chalkley's record shows he died in 1772:
From: Lee Ballard  Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 1:03 AM To: email@example.com Subject: James Stuart (Stewart)
In your posting on worldconnect, you state: "In the month of June, at Martin's Fort on Crooked Run, another murderous scene was exhibited by the savages.....etc.
According to the Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in VA the Augusta County Court on August 18, 1772 the administration of James's estate was granted to his widow (Isabella). This info will give you the year in which James died.
I believe you will find that James and Isabella were married in 1766 and they migrated to Tygart's Valley in 1772 and were living on Stewart's Run which was ca 8 miles south of what is today's Huttonsville WV (Randolph Co WV).
I believe the Martin's Fort you are referring to was located near another Stuarts Run which was west of today's Morgan town WV.
Were there two Martin's Forts..... one on each Stuarts Run?
From Stan Browning:
James Stewart (2) was the son of James Stewart (1) of Cowpasture River, Augusta (Bath) county, Virginia. He was born about 1745 and when he was a lad of 12 years old, he and his father were captured by Indians. His brother John (2), who witnessed the attack, escaped. The father was tortured to death and James (2) later escaped or was released and returned to the family farm on Stuart's Run on the Cowpasture. James (2) chose John Hamilton as his guardian in 1762 when he was 18 years old.
James (2) married Isabella Foster on Aug. 20, 1766. In 1772, he along with his brother Ralph, moved to what is now Randolph County, WV. His farm was located on Stuart's Run (named, no doubt, in memory of their Bath County home) a tributary of Tygart Valley river, a branch of the Monongahela. James (2) had hardly moved into his new home when he was killed by Indians.
Isabella, widow of James Stuart (2), was named Administratrix of his estate Aug 18, 1772, and James' estate was appraised that same year. Isabela Stuart, then Barker, Ralph Stuart, Daniel McClane, William Westfall and Henry Delay received a grant from John McClanahan on Sep. 1, 1782, for 1,000 acres lying on the Monongahelia River in Tygart Valley. Some time prior to July 1789, they had the land surveyed and their respective portions were defined. Each member of the group signed indentures as individual portions were sold. Isabella sold her portion to James Stewart, presumed to be her son.
James' widow Isabella married an unknown Barker soon after James' death and moved to Kentucky where she raised a large family of Stuarts and Barkers. The portion of Montgomery County, Kentucky, that became Bath County, Kentucky, in 1811 was settled by many of the old families of Bath County, Virginia, including: Stuart, Hamilton, Laverty, Barker, Cartmill, Delay, Elliot and Armstrong families.
Children of James and Isabella Stewart have not been identified with certainty; however, some historians studying the Barker family report the following: (1) Robert Stewart, b: abt 1766; (2) John Stewart, b: Abt 1768, d: 1823 in Lexington, Kentucky; (3) James Stewart, b: abt 1770 in Virginia, m. Nancy Elliot, d: 1823 in Lexington, Kentucky; (4) Polly Stewart (possibly named Mary), b: January 21, 1771, m. William Hanks.