Facts and Events
Jesse Atkinson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Jesse Atkinson in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Gay vs. John Dailey.--Bond by John Dailey to Caleb Wordley(?), 18th October, 1764. Assigned by Caleb, 14th February, 1765. Witnessed by Jesse Atkinson and Rebekah (her x mark) Wordley(?).
Information on Jesse Atkinson
From "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia", Waddell, pg. 454:
John Bullitt, the person alluded to, was a young man from Kentucky, and is said to have been of feeble intellect. While in Augusta county he was accused of "feloniously stealing and carrying away from the plantation of John Nichols, Sr., of the said county, on the i8th day of September, 1790, a gray horse of the price of thirty pounds, and other property, belonging to said Nichols, of the value of five pounds." Total value of the property, $116.66%. Where the accused was from September 18, 1790, till August 26, 1793, is not known. There is a tradition that he was returning with the horse when he was arrested. On the last mentioned day the county court sat for his examination, and he was brought before that tribunal. The court consisted of Alexander Robertson, Alexander St. Clair, Robert Douthat, William Moffett and Alexander Humphreys, "Gentlemen Justices"; and on the testimony of John Nichols, Sr., John Nichols, Jr., Jesse Atkinson and George Sea, the prisoner was sent on for trial before the district court "to be holden at Staunton, on the 2d day of September next."