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Jeremiah Seely was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:
- Jeremiah Seely took a survey of 100 acres at the mouth of Dry Run in 1754. [Source: A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia, Ruebush, 1923]. (Note: "Dry Run" is located near Jackson River).
- Page 64 - Land Survey, Jeremiah Seely, 200 acres, Falling Spring Valley. December 1, 1766. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 25].
- Page 95 - Land Survey, Jeremiah Seeley, 75 acres, Dunlaps Creek, Branch of the James River. October 13, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 35].
Records of Jeremiah Seely in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Page 165.--Samuel Hodge and John Carlile, in Captain Robert Bratton's Company. James Stevenson and John Ward, in Captain James Lockridge's Company. Lofftus Pullons and Richard Bodkins, in Captain George Wellson's Company. James Hugart and James Stuart, in Captain John Dickinson's Company. Steven Millson and James Boreland, in Captain John Miller's Company. Peter Wright and Joseph Carpenter, in Captain Jeremiah Seeley's Company. Ordered that Rev. Mr. John Jones preach at James Neeley's, on Roan Oke, at John Mathew's, Sr., in (page 166) Forks of James, at Augusta Court House, at Captain Daniel Harrison's, and at any place contiguous to Mr. Madison's, at such times as he shall think proper.
- Page 155.--4th December, 1755. John Thomas' appraisement, by Jeremiah Seeley, James Dunlap, Peter Wright.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 29, 1756. - (109) Robert Stevenson, claim for a bell impressed; Saml. Norwood, claim for ranging; Wm. Baskins, claim for ranging; Jeremiah Sealey, claim for ranging and provisions; George Robinson, claim for ranging; James See, claim for ranging; Henry Reaburn, claim for ranging; John Moore, claim for ranging.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1757 (B). - Wilpert vs. Seeley.--John David Wilpert, Recruiting Sergeant, complains of Jeremiah Seeley, the said plaintiff, by virtue of his orders and instructions from his commanding officer, Captain Peter Hog, had enlisted several persons in the Virginia Regiment for his Majesty's service in the defense of this Colony, and among others a certain James Plucket, to whom the said plaintiff gave a pistole and a dollar in consideration of such enlisting, &c.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1763. - (378) Jeremiah Seeley returned not found in my bailiwick.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1764 (C). John Mann vs. Jeremiah Seely.--Ejected, 25th May, 1763. Fort Young.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1764 (C). - Seely vs. Carpenter.--Jeremiah Seely married the daughter of Joseph Carpenter, lately of the Province of New York. Joseph, in 1746, and after above marriage, moved to Jackson's River, where he and most of his children, then unmarried, settled. Jeremiah came in 1748.
- Page 37.--19th August, 1767. Archd. Clendenning's estate settlement, by Ann Clendenning. recorded--Paid Ash Claftrock, John Clendenning, Wm. Galespie, Zopher Carpenter, James Furguson, David Galloway, James Millican, Robt. Galespie, Geo. Roberts, Benj. Kimsey, John Bailer, John Jeremiah; paid by Jeremiah Seeley.
- Page 226.--5th August, 1769. Dr. the estate of Henry Kirkham in account with John Summers and Mary Evans, late Mary Kirkham, administrator c. t. a.--Cash paid Ann Long, Saml. Todd, Alex. Collier, John Wiley, James Bambridge, Abram Brown, John Hickman, Saml. Kirkham's legacy; Paul Whitley, for malt for the vendue; James Beats, for stilling liquor for the vendue; Robert Shannon, for crying for vendue. By Saml. Sharp's bond; Saml. Mann's account. By Jeremiah Seeley's note, insolvent. By Israel Burnley's note, insolvent.
- Vol. 2 - John Strother and Joseph Thompson vs. John Oliver's heirs--O. S. 40; N. S. 14--Bill filed 25th August, 1803. On ____ plaintiffs had a tract surveyed in Falling Spring Valley and shortly afterwards John Strother went to Georgia . John Oliver, now deceased, was agent for the heirs of Col. Bullet. There had been surveys for Jeremiah Seeley, who had assigned them to Francis McAndrew, who by common report, died in our army during the Revolution, leaving a will. He disappeared and has never been heard from since. Power of attorney, 8th August, 1781, by Francis McAndrew to John Dickinson to collect his debts, &c., in case he does not return from his tower of duty. Deed 10th July, 1792, John Oliver to William Bonner, recorded in Bath, July, 1792. Jeremiah Seeley's survey was dated 1773. Francis McAndrew died before peace between U. S. and England. Adam Kimberland, Senr., is about to remove from State, 5th October, 1803. Joel Walker, ditto, 5th July, 1803. Heirs of John Oliver are Thomas Oliver and ____ his wife, late ____. Wm. Oliver, heir of Joseph Oliver, deceased, representatives of John Oliver, deceased, and Thomas Edington and Agnes, his wife, late widow of John Oliver.
Information on Jeremiah Seely
- From "A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia", Dayton Va, J.K. Ruebush Co 1923, page 13:
- The long survey of 782 acres taken by Joseph Carpenter began very near the railroad bridge at the south border of Covington, and extended down the river so as to include the bend beginning near the mouth of Potts Creek. The Carpenter holdings also took in the fine bottoms on the south side of the railroad at Mallow Station. In 1764, the pioneer divided 464 acres equally between his sons Joseph and Solomon each paying a consideration of ten pounds. But in 1773 Solomon sold 160 acres to his brother-in-law John mann for 130 pounds. A year earlier this piece had been purchased at public sale by Wm Hughart for ninety pounds($300). John Mann had already bought 230 acres in 1762 for 70 pounds. Jeremiah Seely another son-in-law took a survey of 100 acres at the mouth of Dry Run in 1754. But Seely left the neighborhood during the Indian War and the land was then patented to Peter Wright.