Facts and Events
James Trotter, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 400.--Same (From James Trotter and Mary, "part of plantation on which James lives, with a tub mill thereon") to James Trotter, Jr.
Information on James Trotter, Jr.
James Trotter [Parents] was born on 1 Apr 1753 in VA. He died on 13 Jul 1827 in Fayette, KY. James married Margaret Downey about 1775 in Augusta, VA.
Margaret Downey was born about 1755 in Augusta, VA. She married James Trotter about 1775 in Augusta, VA.
Margaret's parents were Samuel and Martha Downey.
(Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia - Abstracts of Wills of Augusta Co. - GenealogyLibrary.com)
- VOL. II - Pg. 118 - Downey's heirs vs. Blair - O.S. 125; N.S. 43 - Orators are Samuel and William Downey of Kentucky, executors of will of Martha Downey, deceased. Samuel Downey, father of Orators, died in Augusta in 1773 testate. Dau. Margaret, now wife of James Trotter (Jr.), Dau. Elizabeth married William Blair; Rachel married John Wilson. Sons orators; Martha, the widow, died testate; James Trotter and wife moved to Kentucky in 1784; Martha Downey's will of Cleark County, Kentucky; sons Samuel and William Downey; children Mariam, Rebeckah, Jenet, Margaret, Elizabeth, Rachel, Samuel, William. Dated 20th January 1801; recorded Clarke County, KY January 1801.
They had the following children:
- M i Samuel Trotter
- M ii George Trotter
- M iii James Gabriel Trotter