John Coulter, of Beverley Manor
Facts and Events
John Coulter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Coulter's land (Two Tracts in Beverley Manor SW - 1) 230 acres, conveyed by Isaac McCullough in 1748; 2) 210 acres conveyed by William McNutt in 1750, part of McNutt's original 650-acre patent acquired in 1747) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
John Coulter's land (Two Tracts in Beverley Manor SE - 1) 200 acres, conveyed by Adam Murray in 1765 (adjoining a 237½ acre tract acquired by David Coulter, John's son, in 1807); 2) 250 acre patent conveyed by Robert Beverley in 1750, part of McNutt's original 650-acre patent acquired in 1747) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 74.--21st September, 1748. Isaac McCullagh to John Coulter, 230 acres in Beverley Manor; corner ye Christians, James Caldwell, John Davidson. Teste: Wm. Henderson, Thos. Gordon, Margaret, wife of Isaac.
- 28th November 1750 - William Nutt conveyed "210 acres in Beverley Manor, purchased by John Coulter from William Nutt, 28th November, 1750, on Mill Creek; Robert McClenachan's line, corner James McCorkle; corner to graveyard of John Breckinridge, who was murdered by the Indians; corner John Buchanan's land", (as listed in the disposition below):
- Page 827.--18th March, 1765. Adam ( ) Murray to John Coulter, £75, 200 acres in Beverley Manor, pines in the Barrens, Jno. McClure's line. Delivered: Joseph Coulton, July, 1772.
- Page 449.--19th August, 1772. Beverley to John Coulter. [Hildebrand Map lists this tract as 250 acres] Delivered to David Coalter, 19th May, 1803, which said land was willed to him by said John Coalter, his father, signed David ( ) Coalter. Teste: Samuel Crutchfield.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 327.----28th November, 1749. John Coulter to John Lusk, 230 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Christian. Corner James Caldwell, William Armstrong's line. Isabell, wife of Jno. Coulter. Teste: James Henderson, Andrew Alexander.
- Page 373.--14th September, 1763. John ( ) Coulter and Isbell ( ) to John Brown and Thomas Gardner, £140, 210 acres in Beverley Manor, purchased by John Coulter from William Nutt, 28th November, 1750, on Mill Creek; Robert McClenachan's line, corner James McCorkle; corner to graveyard of John Breckinridge, who was murdered by the Indians; corner John Buchanan's land. Delivered: Thos. Brown, May, 1771.
Will / Estate Records
- Page 65.--8th March, 1788. John Coulter's will, aged about 68 years-- To wife; to son, David; to son, John; to 3 daughters, Bety Ray, Bett Best, Nancy Beaton; to daughter, Mary Best; to sons, James and Joseph; to daughters, Nancy Beaton [sic, s/b Bratton], Bety Reay, Bell Best, Mary Best; to grandson, John Coulter, Joseph's son. Executors, son David and Walter Davis. Teste: Edward Hall, Mathew Allexander. Proved, 17th June, 1788. by the witnesses, and 15th July, 1788, David Coulter qualifies and leave reserved for Davis to qualify later.
- Page 96.--16th September, 1788. Recorded. John Coulter's appraisement by Alex. Hall, Hugh McLary, Andrew Fulton, David Colter, executor. These are debtors, viz: Jonathan Boldin, Jno. Bruffy, James West, Robert Sterips.
- Page 235.--1788. The estate of John Coulter, deceased, to David Coulter, executor; 1789, paid Joseph, John, James, Isabella Coulter, David Rhea (sic, s/b Daniel), James Best, Francis Best, Jno. Bratton.
Processioning List of 1756 & 1760
- "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:
- Vol. 2 - Page 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.
- Vol. 2 - Page 281.--1760: Processioned by Jones Henderson, viz: For David and John Black, for Wm. McNab (son present), for Nathan Gilliland, for John Bigam, for Andrew Cowan (son present), for James Peerey, for Elijah McClenachan, for John Cowlter, for Andrew Scott (son present), for Samuel Caldwell.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 69.--28th November, 1750. Wm. Nutt to John Buchanan, 416-1/2 acres dated 27th July, 1744, part of 650 acres conveyed by Beverley by decree of Orange Co. Same land involved in suit in Orange, Nutt vs. Gibbins Jennings and Wm. Beverley, conveyed by Beverley to Nutt, 13th August, 1745; corner John Coulter, Mill Creek; corner James McCorkals, etc., water grist mill. Eleanor, wife of Wm. Nutt. Teste: Andrew Cowan, John Rutledge, Francis Beatey.
- Page 103.--18th November, 1761. John Mclntire's appraisement, by John Buchanan, John Colter, James Moody. Recorded--In hands of Andrew Cowan.
- Page 260.--2d June, 1762. James Armstrong's will--To James Armstrong, son to son William; to son William; to Geo. Rutledge, son to Thos. Rutledge; to Elizabeth Rutledge; to Thos. Rutledge and Wm. Armstrong, what remains in Carlany; wife. Executors, Walter Davis and Jas. Bell. Teste: Jno. Coulter, Geo. Marshall, Thos. Rutledge. Proved, June 21, 1763, by Jno. Coulter and Geo. Marshall. Executors refused to execute. Administration granted eldest son William, who qualifies with Abraham Smith, Saml. Cloyd, Ninian Cloyd.
- Page 126.--28th March, 1771. John Buchanan and Margret ( ) to Patrick Buchanan, £300. 176 acres in Beverley Manor, corner John Coulter; corner John Buchanan; corner William Curry. Delivered: Pat. Buchanan, 16th February, 1773.
- Page 27.--17th November, 1772. Recorded. Thomas Bradon's appraisement by James Steel, John Coulter, Hugh McClure.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1774 (A). - Brown vs. Brown.--Chancery writ dated 1st April, 1771. Robert Brown and Rebecca Brown, late Rebecca Gardner, formerly the wife of Thomas Gardner, deceased, and Francis Gardner, eldest son and heir-at-law of said Thomas Gardner, orators. In 1763, Thomas Gardner and John Brown purchased a tract of land from John Coulter, in Beverly Manor. Deeds were made in September, 1763. Shortly after, Thomas Gardner died intestate, leaving above widow and son and heir. John Brown entered and took possession by survivorship and died, devising the land to his sons John and Hugh, with provision that his son James should make a deed to his brothers. It is charged that John Brown and Thomas Gardner agreed there should be no survivorship. Prayer for division. John, Jr., was younger brother of Hugh Brown. Hugh was infant at his father's death. John was not 15 years old at his father's death.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 19, 1784 - (313) William Black appointed road surveyor from James Bell's to John Coulter's, vice Samuel Black, deceased, and to work with tithables on South side of the road including James Bell's and James Best's to James Brent's on Back Creek.