Facts and Events
John Dunbar, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 160.--19th August, 1766. Same (From Borden's Executors) to John Dunbar, £50, lot No. 3, 180 acres on Mill Creek, a branch of North Shanando. Delivered: John Dunbar, November, 1769.
- Page 225 - John Dunbar, 60 acres, Brocks Creek. Adjoining Samuel Nicholas. March 4, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 80].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 321.--16th August, 1774. John Dunbarr and Sarah ( ) to Henry Wister. on Mill Creek of North Shanando, known as lot No. 3, part of tract patented to Benj. Borden. Delivered: Jno. Thomas, April Court, 1777.
Will of John Dunbar
- Will of John Dunbar II
- Greenbrier County
- June 27, 1794
- In the Name of God Amen, I, John Dunbar, being thru the mercy of God tho weak in body yet of perfect understanding and memory do constitute this my last Will and Testament and desire it to be received by all as Such. Imprimis, I most Humbly Bequeath my Soul to God my maker beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance of it thru the All Sufficient Merits & most Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ Who gave himself to be an Atonement for my Sins and is able to save Unto the utmost all that come Unto God by him Seeing he everliveth to make Intercession for them and who I trust will not Reject me a poor Sinner who came to him for mercy humbly beseeching the most Glorious God to prepare me for my time of Dissolution and then to take me to that peace and rest which he has prepared for those that Love and Fear him. Amen.
- Imprimis I give my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken. In full Assurance of its Resurrection at the Last day as for my Worldy estate I will and positively order that all my debts be paid.
- Then I give unto my dear and loving wife full possession of the Plantation on which I live, likewise the Household furniture. She and my son Reubin whome I Ordain my Executors I leave it in their option to Sell it if they think fit And to make an Equal Divide between them both and She to do as she pleases with her part.
- I give unto my Son John one cow.
- I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Whitman one horse coalt with a Blaze in his face.
- I give unto my Son Samuel all my Wearing Apperrell that is made and is to make up likewise Black Heifer two years old.
- I give unto my Daughter Ann Claypool a four year old Philly.
- I give unto my Daughter Sarah Warren one cow.
- I give unto my Daughter Margaret one cow.
- As for the Remainder of my Stock I leave it to my Wife and Reubin to do as they see cause and do Constitute them my Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
- In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 17th of April 1794.
- John x Dunbar (Seal)
- John Walker
- Henry Mossier
- Peter Cline
- At a Court Held for Greenbrier County June 24, 1794, This last Will and Testament of John Dunbar Dec'd was presented in Court by Sarah Dunbar and Reubin Dunbar the Executors therein named and the same was proven by the Oaths of Henry Mossier & John Walker Two of the Witnesses thereto who also depose that they Saw Peter Cline the Other Witness Sign the Same which is Ordered to be Recorded and the sd Executors took upon them the Execution thereof & was duly Qualified According to Law & [ ] unto Bond to the Court for the performance in the sum of L500 [--- ]
- John Stuart Clyde
Records of John Dunbar, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 315.--(undated, appears to be abt. 1774) Starr Lick on head of Benj. Allin's River, crossing the North Fork, pine on South Fork. patented to Thomas West, 20th June, 1749. Teste: John Dunbarr, Sarah ( ) Dunbarr, Paul Custard, John Caplenger.
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