Facts and Events
John Dunlap was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
Lawsuit in Augusta County, VA records
From Chalkley's: (This lawsuit proves some of the children of John and Ann Dunlap)
Also see Rockbridge Co., VA Chancery Records: Online 12-11 at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/; LocalityIndex NumberOriginal Case Number AUGUSTA CO 1808-074 100 Plaintiff(s)Defendant(s) HEIR(S) OF ROBERT DUNLAP, JAMES HAMILTON ETC, Wills: 1782 ROBERT DUNLAP OF ROCKBRIDGE CO VA and 1804 JOHN DUNLAP OF ROCKBRIDGE CO VA, Cannot view any details, says original. Surnames involved. ABBY~, ADAM~, ARMSTRONG, BEALTON, BEN~, BOWYER, BRATTON, CALE, COURSEY, DAVIS, DENNISTON, DUNLAP, EASTHAM, FAN~, GAY, GEORGE~, HAMELTON, HAMILTON, HODGE, HUGHART, JACKSON, KELSO, MCCUTCHIN, MCKEE, MINTEY~, NAESBIT, NESBIT,OLD PHILL~, PECK, PHILIP~, POLLY~, REARDON, SOOK~, VANEE, WILLSON, and YOUNG PHILL~.
Notes for John Dunlap
John Dunlap, oldest son of Captain Alexander and Ann MacFarlane Dunlop, was an explorer in southern Ohio in 1776. The land he purchased in Ohio included 3000 acres - Old Chillicothe (now Frankfort Ohio), capitol of the Indians of North West Territory. He married Anne Clark, daughter of James Clark, kinswoman of George Rogers Clark "The Hannibal of the West", and his brother William of Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Clarks, an old Scottish family, were frequent visitors of the Dunlap home. Soon after the Revolutionary War, John Dunlap erected a large three story brick house at the present Victoria Furnace, near Goshen Va. He was the largest single land owner in the county. His Virginia land included half interest in the Rockbridge Alum Springs, a famous southern resort. He died in 1804. His Will was recorded in Rockbridge County Virginia and in Ross County Ohio where his children were living. At the time of his death, he also owned over 7000 acres in Kentucky and Ohio.
Hemp Certificates - John Dunlap was one of the persons among the leading hemp growers of Augusta for 17__. He produced 1,300 pounds of dry, winter-rotted hemp, for which a certificate was issued by the county court. (Source: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/y/Richard-B-Haynes/GENE17-0012.html )
Will of John Dunlap
Will of John Dunlap:
In the Name of God Amen this twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and four I John Dunlap of Rockbridge County and State of Virginia knowing the uncertainty of this life and being of sound mind and memory and being desirous to settle my Estate do make this my last Will and testament in form and manner following and by this my will is expressed _____
First I allow my body to be decently intered the expenses to be paid out of my Estate _____
2nd I allow my debts to be paid out of my Estate
3ly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Dunlap her body Cloths two beds and beding of Cloths a new saddle and bridle and one mare named Malrae my saddle horse and one Sorrel yearling Colt one bay yearling filly six Cows and Calves and all the sheep; one negro man named Ben and one negor boy named young Phill and one Negro Girl named Fan [sp] and child my Cupboard all the furniture that belongs to it; my house Bible Guy ___plenation of the new testament and Isac Ambrose looking to Jesus; her pocket Bible and two other small Books, likewise my dwelling house and Land that lays on the East side of the big Calfpasture River the river is to be the line and a fourth part of all me Movable Estate after what I mention to my Children this I leave to her her heirs Executors or assigns forever
4ly I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Dunlap my right and title and interest to one half of fourteen hundred and eighty Six Acres of land lying in the State of Kentucky near the big bone lick to be divided equally in quantity and quality, The other half of said land I give my right and title and interest to my daughter Elizabeth Gay and also my Silver knee Buckles I give to my son Alexander Dunlap this I give to them and their heirs forever.
5ly The old Chilicotha town on the west side of the Ohio on Point creek in Ros County containing three thousand acres of land to me I allow to be laid off in four lots to be equal in quantity and quality and to be drawn as a lottery my Daughter Elizabeth Gay to have five hundred Acres and her son Robert Gay to have two hundred and fifty making one lot, my Son James Dunlap one lot, my Daughter Ann Bratton one lot, my daughter Mary Hodge five hundred acres and her Son Samuel (James?) Hodge two hundred and fifty acres making one lot this I leave to them and their heirs forever
6ly I give and bequeath to my Son James Dunlap all my body Cloths one bed and beding of Cloths one Saddle and bridle one Gray horse and one Gray Mare, also one tract of Land containing the Cold Sulpher Spring, also a part of my tract of land lying on the big Calf pasture to be divided by a line to begin at the foot of a hill near to where the road to the cold Spring crosses the Branch the first time thence along the foot of the hill to the fence thence a straight line thence to the mouth of the dry run thence to Wm Dunlaps line; and two hundred dollars this I leave to him and his heirs forever - to be his share of the Estate
7ly I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Bratton two Negro Slaves the one Abby and the other Adam and one part of my land on the big Calf pasture river Joining James Dunlaps to run with his line to the river thence up both sides of Bratton's run up to my Plantation called Peters place except a pice [sic] of land that lays above a Small Branch that empties into Bratton's run near a new clearing on the South East side all the Land laying above that Branch I allow to my daughter Mary Hodge to be added to Peters place this I give to her and her heirs forever and one forth part of my moveable estate
8tly I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Hodge two Negro Slaves the one named Minty the other Polley four Cows and four Calves and two year old Cattle a plantation on Brattons run called Peters place and one small tract of Land containing Sixty six Acres lying on the Meadow run a Branch of Brattons run one Negro boy named George he is to be equally divided between my daughters Ann and Mary and also one fourth part of my moveable estate this I leave to her and her heirs forever
9ly I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Gay one fourth part of my moveable estate to her and here heirs forever
10ly I give and bequeath to my son John Dunlap fifty one pounds for which I have his Bond this I give to him and his heirs forever
11ly & as to the rest of my land here I allow my beloved wife Ann Dunlap to sell it and divide the money arising therefrom between her and the children which ever has the most need give them the largest share one tract Joining the Cold Spring place containing nine hundred and ten acres also one tract on Brattons run of one hundred and Sixty Acres and my half of two thousand Acres including the Iron oar Bank of which Alexander Campbell has the one half my wife to make the title to each tract Sold
12ly I leave twenty Dollars to the trustees of Lebanon Meeting house to be laid out in helping to raise a Gallery in said house for the use of the Negro Slaves
13th I allow eight dolloars to each Slave here mentioned to be laid out in Cloths (to wit) old Phill young Phill Ben Philip Sook fan .............................................................
14th I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Ann Dunlap my executrix of this my last Will and Testament writing my hand and Seal this twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and four
Test. John (his mark) Dunlap
John Gay William Youel Jas. Bratton
(probate date 04/03/1804)
Records of John Dunlap in Augusta County, VA