Facts and Events
John Boyd was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of John Boyd
- Page 67.--8th December, 1792. John Boyd's will--To Thomas Boyd, 10 shillings; to the lawful begotten heir of John White, deceased, 10 shillings: to wife, Elizabeth, lands for life and then to _____ _____; to John Varnum; to Hannah Varnum, to be paid by John Varnum at his mother's decease; to Rebecca Varnum; to Julian Varnum. Executors, Elizabeth Boyd and John Varnum. Teste: David Steele, Samuel Forsythe, John Purris. Proved, September Court, 1793, by Forsythe and Purris. Executors qualify.
Processioning List of 1760 & 1767/8
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 276.--1760: Processioned in Capt. Moore's Company by John Stephson, Nathaniel Evins: For Nathaniel Evins, for Wm. McCreerey, for Thos. Willson, for John Stevenson, for John McClung, for Wm. McClung, for Alex. Moore, for Adam Reed, for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Paris, for Thomas Bard, for John Cunningham, for Mathew Huston, for John Mountgumery, for Wm. Moore, for Wm. Lockridge, for Thomas Boyd, for John Boyd, for Thomas Hill, for Robert Ware (Wire), for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Beard, for Wm. Wardlaw, for Andrew Steel, for James Steel, for Joseph Kennedy, for John Lowry, for Samuel Huston, for James Eakins, for John Hanly, for John Logan, for Alex. Logan, for Alex. McNutt, for James McNutt, for John Rosman, for Andrew Dunkin, for John Wardlaw, for Wm. McCanless, for James Cowdan, for John Moore.
- Page 450.--1767-68: Processioned by John Pall, John Lyle: For John Keys, John Parks, Robert Caruthers, Roger Keys, Jno. Paul, John Hays, Thomas Willson, David Williamson, Jno. Boid, Thomas Boid, Walter Smiley, Jno. Clemans, James McClung, Wm. Alexander, John Lusk, James Ritchey, Jno. Sloan, Joseph Alexander.
Records of John Boyd in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 244.--26th February, 1749. Andrew Boyd's will, farmer--Wife, Rebecca; two sons, Thomas and John; cousin, Jno. White, 1 cow, if he come to live here. He is to live 3 or 4 years at a Spring between (betwixt) Andrew's dwelling house and the Half Way Creek. Executors, wife and James Fulton. Teste: Wm. Hay, Jennat Boggs, Robert Alexander. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Hay and Boggs, and both executors give bond, with sureties Patrick Hays. Rebecca's mark--
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1766. - (338) John Boyd and 115 acres added to tithables. Thomas Boyd and 248 acres added to tithables.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1787--June 18, John Boyd and George Campbell, surety. John Boyd and Elizabeth Vernon. (Note: Elizabeth was a widow of a Mr. Varnum/Vernon, per the record below).
- Vol. 2 - Marriage in Augusta Conty - 1787, June 26th, John Boyd and Elizabeth Vernon.
- Vol. 2 - Vernum vs. Vernum--O. S. 375; N. S. 137--Bill by William Vernum, that on 29th August, 1797, John Vernum, orator's brother, contracted with orator to build a house for orator on a lot in Greensville, but John shortly after removed to Kentucky, but before removing John sold to William Moore, of Rockbridge, all his interest in land in Augusta devised to him by John Boyd. John died in Kentucky, and administration was granted to John Hawkins and Elizabeth Vernum, now Elizabeth Foster. Patented 1759 to John Boyd, 115 acres in Augusta, corner Thos. Boyd. Patented 1743 to Andrew Boyd, 240 acres in Orange, on the west side of Blue Ridge, on branch of Stony Creek, Mr. Burden's road.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1799--May 30, Robert Shaw and Michael Garber, Sr., surety. Robert Shaw, widower, and Elizabeth Boyd, widow of John Boyd, deceased.
- Vol. 1 - White vs. Moore--O. S. 168; N. S. 59--Bill, June, 1808. Complainants are, viz: John, Nathaniel, James, William White, Margaret (White), wife of James McFarland, Rebecca (White), wife of William McFarland, Mary (White), wife of Robert Snodgrass, David Greenlee and his children (infants), heir of their mother Jane, who was Jane White, all being heirs and legal representatives of John White, who was only heir-at-law and legal representative of Thomas Boyd, who was son of Andrew Boyd, who died many years ago, leaving a tract in Augusta County, 240 acres. Andrew died testate in Augusta, devising to his wife and sons, Thomas and John. Andrew's widow died intestate and her part descended to Thomas, the eldest son. After Andrew's death, a patent issued in Andrew's name for an entry of his for 115 acres, but some one struck out Andrew and inserted John. John died testate, without issue, devising his lands to his wife, Elizabeth, for her life, with reversion to her son, John Varnum. Then Thomas Boyd died intestate, leaving complainants his heirs. But Elizabeth Boyd and William Moore, who bought claim of Varnum, set up an adverse claim. Answer says Andrew Boyd died 1750. A patent for the 115 acres issued in 1759 in name of John, when he was not more than 12 or 15 years old. Andrew Boyd's will dated 26th February, 1749, proved in Augusta 22d May, 1750, to cousin, John White, if he came here to live. Wife, Rebecca.
- Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT CHANCERY DECREES DECIDED. 1823, 1824, 1825 (I to N). - William Moore vs. Elizabeth Boyd.--Elizabeth was widow of John Boyd, deceased, testate, and John Varner (Vernum) was her son. John Boyd was son of Andrew Boyd. Some of her children have gone to Kentucky.