Facts and Events
John Cawley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Cawley in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 487.--20th January, 1767. John Colley (Cawley), aged 20 years, deposes, that being in the presence and company of James Hughs, deceased, during the time of his last sickness in the dwelling house of the said James, he heard him say that should will and bequeath by his last testament all his substance that he was possessed of to his wife Euphemia during her natural life, except a house and lot to his daughter Euphemia, as also the wearing apparel of his first wife, mother of Margt. Kennedy, which he should give and bequeath to the said Margaret, together with her mother's riding saddle, and that this conversation was had with the said decedant James about two days before his _____, which happened on Thursday morning, the 18th inst, and further sayeth not. Randolph Lockhart, aged 30 years, deposes to same effect. Proved, 20th January, 1767. Administration granted widow Euphemia and Sampson Mathews.