Facts and Events
John Calfee was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- G-320: John Calfee of Augusta County, 308 acres in said county. Surv. Mr. John Baylis. On West side of Flint Run. 13 Sept. 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 38].
Will of John Calfee
- Will of John Calfee, 1785-1786, Shenandoah County, Virginia
- In the name of God amen, I, John Calfee, of the county of Shanando and state of Virginia being weak in body but perfect in mind and memory thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament taht is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian burial at the descreation of my executopr nothing doubting but at the general reserrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldy estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life
- I give Desmis and dispose of the same in the following manner and for Item that is to say I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife her choice of my horse Creatures and her side saddle and a full third part of the rest of my personal estate and the half of my land during her life the land to be divided and she to have her choice as to the other half of my land,
- I give and bequeath unto my son Charles and after Deseas him to have her part and my will and desire is that my son Charles he shall have all the rest of my personal estate except my wife's third but my desire is that my lawful debts that shall be woing at my desease shall be discharged and paid before any division as made and my will and desire that my son Charles shall pay unto my two daughters Bettey and Sarah five pounds each as their part of my estate he having already satisfied my three sons William, James and Benjamin as to their parts and for my other two sons Henry and John I have given them their part to their full satisfaction and I do likewise constitue and ordain my well beloved wife and my son Charles be my executors to this my last will and testament and I rattifie and confirm this my last will and testament and no other. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fix my seal this 15th day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty five.
- (Signed) John Calfee (seal)
- In presence of
- Duskin Tibbs
- William Crume
- Jno. Roy
- At a court held for the county of Shenando on the 30th day of March 1786 it be recorded.
Records in Virginia
- Page 247.--24th May, 1751. Reuben Paget and Elizabeth to Jacob Harril, 100 acres, on a branch of Flint Run; patented by Fairfax, 19th September, 1749; corner John Calfee. Teste: John Sellers, Wm. Hurst, James McKay. [Chalkley's, Vol. 3].
- G-550: William Calfee of Augusta County, 450 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Hume. Adj. Philip Crume, on East Branch of Flint Run, Rubin Paget, John Calfee. 13 June 1751. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 51].
- O-225: George Reeve Jr. of Prince William County, 425 acres on Flint Run in Frederick County, surv'd for Thomas Lann and Plot returned by George Hume. Lann did not comply with Advertisement from Office of 26 Mar. 1765 (See Book N). Adj. Philip Crume, Bingham, John Calfie, Reuben Paget. 21 June 1769. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 200].
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).