Facts and Events
John Caplinger, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Caplinger, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 86.--21st November, 1772. Mathew Patton to John Likens. Whereas John Reager in his lifetime had purchased of James Wood and Robert Green a tract of land on North Mill Creek, a branch of South Branch of Potowmack, 407 acres, but before conveyance was made, John was murdered by the enemy, Indians, and his son and two daughters carried into captivity; said Mathew administered on the personal estate and obtained a title from Green in his own name. 24th May, 1763. but on condition if the heirs of John should return from captivity Mathew should reconvey the land as by a bond in the hands of James Wood, of Frederick; Dorothy Reager and Barbara Reager, daughters of said John, did some years ago return from captivity, but John Reager, son and heir of John, deceased, has never returned nor has been heard of since he was taken and it is doubtful if he is alive. Dorothy has, since her return, intermarried with said John Likens. Delivered: Jacob Coil per order filed 15th March, 1798. (Note: this record was listed just before the following three records):
- Page 88.--Similar deed to above. Same to John Caplenger, Jr. Barbara has, since her return, intermarried with John Caplenger, Jr. Both deeds contain condition to reconvey to John Reager, Jr., if he should return.
- Page 90.--21st November, 1772. Bond by John ( ) Likens and Jacob Harper, John Caplinger, Jr., and Henry Stone to Mathew Patton, to reconvey above if John Reager, Jr., should return.
- Page 92.--21st November, 1772. John Caplenger, Jr., and Henry Stone to Mathew Patton, to reconvey above if John Reager, Jr., should return.
- Chalkley's Augusta County Records