Facts and Events
John Dunlap was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Transactions in Augusta County, VA
Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, Virginia records:
- Page 113-115. Indenture 16 July 1745 between James Patton and John Lewis, Augusta County, and John Dunlap of same.. for five shillings.. sells 622 acres lying on the Great River of the Calf Pasture.. (signed) James Patton (seal), John Lewis (seal). Witnesses: David Kindred (Kincaid), Loftis Pullin. Paid £20.12.2.. acknowledged & recorded 25 July 1745. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 40]. (Note: this land was apparently first settled by John Dunlap's brother, Alexander Dunlap, who died prior to receiving his patent. 295 acres of this land was conveyed to Alexander Dunlap's son Robert Dunlap (John Dunlap's nephew), when he reached adulthood in 1761).
Early Land Disposition in Chalkley's:
- Page 126.--14th February, 1761. John Dunlupe (Dunlap, Dunlop, Dunlape) to Robert Dunlape, £100, 295 acres on Calfpasture, part of 625 acres on Mill Creek, the river where the Creek empties. Teste: Arwaker Johnston, James Beard, Jas. Trimble.
Records of John Dunlap in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 418.--18tb November, 1760. Jacob Cunningham's appraisement, y Jno. McCown, Jno. Willey, Andrew Hays--The following notes against Daniel and Samuel Lyle, Edward Fearis, Wm. Davis, Jno. Delap, James Brains, Francis McCown, Robert Moore, Francis Randall, Neaiell McClister, Robert McKeney, David Tallford, James and John Gilmer, Jno. Dunlap, French McKown, Wm. Olley, Richd. Brush, Samuel Horad, Alex. Dell, Edward Bovill, 1 neager fellow.
- Page 252.--19th April, 1763. John Dunlap's bond (with Jno. Clark, Robt. Clark) as guardian (chosen) to Alex. Dunlap, orphan of Alex. Dunlap. (Note: Alexander Dunlap, who had died in 1744, was John's brother).
- Page 351.--2d September, 1773. James Gay and Jane to John Gay, on Cromby's Run, a branch of the Cowpasture. Teste: John Dunlap, Robert Dunlap, James Elliott.
- Page 434.--23d September, 1776. James Gay's will--To wife, Jean; to son, John, 5 shillings; to son, James, land adjoining John in the Cowpasture; to son, Robert, land testator lives on; to son, Samuel, tract on Mill Creek in Cowpasture; to daughter, Agness; to daughter, Jean; to daughter, Mary; to daughter, Marthew. Executors, wife Jean Gay and Robert Dunlap. Teste: James Elliot, John Dunlap. 19th November, 1776, proved by the witnesses. Executors qualify.
- Page 470.--11th March, 1777. James Gay's estate appraised by Alexander Hamilton, John Dunlap, James Crockett.
- Page 492.--10th May, 1783, Robert (mark) Bratton's will--To wife, Anne Bratton; to son, James, the land James lives on; to son, George, tract on Jackson River, 240 acres; to son, John, tract on branches of the Little River, 700 acres; to son-in-law, Wm. Givens, and Agnes, his wife; to son, John, in trust, £200 for support of unfortunate daughter Mary; to 4 children, Adam, George, John, and Agnes (Givens); to son, Adam, home plantation, executor. Thomas Adams to be overseer. Teste: Joseph Fauntleroy, Will. R. Fleming, Jno. Dunlap, William Given, Jno. Poage, Wm. Given. Proved, 18th October, 1785, by Poage and Dunlap. Executor
- Page 330.--7th April, 1800. John Bratton to John Dunlap, John Gay. John McCutcheon, James Berry, James Bratton, trustees of the Little River Congregation in the Calfpasture, 2 acres on Meeting House Branch. (Note: this John Dunlap would have been very old at this time period, perhaps this record is referencing a different John Dunlap?).
Information on John Dunlap
Note: unless this John Dunlap was born well prior to 1710, the following reference listing him as a "professor of Greek at Glascow University" before his migration to Virginia in 1730, is highly questionable.
John Dunlap (b. before 1730 (prob. bef. 1720)- d. 1805); According to one source (i.e. Thomas Graham -see references below), emigrated to America, [possibly as a small child with his father in c 1730], settling briefly in New York, then Pennsylvania, and finally in a part of what was then Augusta County Virginia (now part of WV). According to the Biography of Irvin Dunlap, John was a Prof. of Greek at Glasgow University prior to emigrating to Virginia in 1730. John married Nancy Colvin had 9 children, of which one son and two daughters are known:
- William Dunlap (1744-1816); served in the American Revolution; m. Rebecca Robertson (1751-___?), daughter (6th child) of James Robertson and Elizabeth Crawford.
- Jane Dunlap
- Nancy Dunlap (1759-1833), an ancestor of Thomas Graham (see references below).