Facts and Events
John Bradshaw was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Bradshaw in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1793 (H to Y). - James Longbridge vs. John Bradshaw--Slander. Writ to Bath, May, 1792.
- Vol. 2 - Revolutionary War Declaration - John Bradshaw's Declaration, September 4th, 1832: Aged 72 on the second of February, last. In 1781 he was drafted and served under Capt. Thomas Hicklin, Lieut. Joseph Gwinn, Ensign Thomas Wright, Col. Sampson Mathews. At the battle of Portsmouth, Capt. Cunningham, of Rockbridge, was wounded in the groin. In 1781 he was drafted and served under Col. Samuel Vance, Capt. Thomas Hicklin, and was present at Cornwallis' surrender. In 1776 he was in the Company of Capt. John Henderson in Greenbrier, now Monroe, and was detailed as spy and served as such during the years 1776-7-8-9.
- Vol. 2 - Revolutionary War Declaration - John Bradshaw's Declaration, May 7th, 1833: Aged 74 years on second February, last. In 1776, when 18 years old, he volunteered as spy and was a private in Capt. John Henderson's Company; in 1777, the same; in 1778, the same; in 1779, the same; his duties were to leave Cook's Fort on Indian Creek, now in Monroe County; two went together, his companion being generally James Ellis, but sometimes went in company with the late Col. Samuel Estill, of Kentucky; took stands at the gaps and low places of the mountains between William Lafferty's plantation on New River and the head waters of Laurel Creek, where they met the spies from Burnsides' Fort; they traversed the country, which included the head waters of Big and Little Stony Creek, the Indian Draft, a branch of Indian Creek, and the headwaters of Wolf Creek; they carried their own provisions, being sworn never to build a fire. (John died January 6th, 1835.)
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