Facts and Events
John Glass was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Glass's land (Beverley Manor SW, 236 acres, 1749) 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 579.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Glass, 236 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner to James Frame; Christian's land; passes Wilson's line. Teste: John Campbell.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 139.--August, 1775. Samuel Glass. John Glass and Martha ( ), William Glass, of Botetourt to John Sansabough. (Note: Samuel, John and William Glass were sons of John Glass. The location or acreage of this land is not listed in Chalkley's, but other sources indicate that it is a 236-acre tract, most likely the 236-acre tract of John Glass (father of Samuel, John and William Glass), in Beverley Manor. The John Sensebaugh listed is likely the brother-in-law of Samuel, John and William Glass, who married their sister Eve Mary Glass).
Will of John Glass
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 104.--20th January, 1755. John Glass' will--Wife, Sarah; children, Samuel, John, William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary. The 100 acres lying between Joseph Glass and John Bukket; gives testator's part to John Bukket. The 150 acres lying between David Glass' line and Mr. Wood's, also to John Bukket. Executors are Wm. Wright, wife Sarah, Richard Pillson. Teste: James Caldwell, Andrew Alexander, John States. Proved, 21st May, 1755, by all witnesses, and all executors qualify.
- Page 141.--4th August, 1755. John Glass' appraisement by James Caldwell, Andrew Alexander, John Shields. John Glass' estate due to Patrick Kenan, Thomas Shields, Robert Moody, Wm. Long, Jas. Moody, Jno. Bigam. Samuel Downy, Thos. Brown, Jas. McLong, Arthur Hamilton, Wm. Karr.
Processioning List of 1755
- "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:
- Page 139.--By order of Vestry, dated 27th November, 1755, subscribers have processioned all the patroned land within bounds of Cap. Wm. Christian's Company, by Wm. Henderson, Thomas Stuart, viz: For William Scott, present Robert Cunningham, Waltee Davis; for Walter Davis, present Wm. Scott, Robert Cunningham; for Rob. Cunningham; for Thos. Black, present Thos. Rutlidge, Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Henderson, present Ro. Cunningham, Geo. Caldwell; for Geo. Rutlidge; for John McNutt, present Wm. Marshall; for Wm. Marshall, present Saml. Caldwell; for James Caldwell; for John Coalter; for Wm. Ledgerwood; for Andrew Cowan, present Wm. Carry; for Wm. Carry; for James Moody; for James Wilson; for Robert Wilson; for John Shields; for Thos. Brown; for Rob. Wilson; for Andrew Alexander; for Samuel Blackwood, present Thos. Blackwood; for Thos. Blackwood; for Wm. Karr; for Robert Christian, present; for John Christian; for Wm. Christian; for Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Armstrong; for James Frame; for Thomas Shields; for Jacob Van Lear; for James Bell; for Gabriel Alexander; for John Black; for Anthony Black; for Wm. Wright; for Jos. Tees (deceased), no one to show lines; for Wm. Long, present Alex. and John Long; for Wm. Long; for John Glass (deceased), no one to show lines; for Samuel Lusk, has no deed; for Samuel McCoule, has no deed; for John Hunter, has no deed; for James Patton (deceased), no one to show lines; for Thomas Stuart; for Edward Hall; for Alex. Thomson.
Records of John Glass in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 497.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to James Frame, 220 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Christian John Lusk's line. Samuel McCorkle's corner; John Glass corner.
- Page 133.--18th August, 1768. James Frame and Martha ( ) to Thomas Frame, their son, £100, 220 acres in Beverley Manor, corner Christian's lands, in a line of land once belonging to Lusk; McCorkale's corner; John Glasse's corner. Teste: John Stuart, John ( ) Vance. Delivered: Thomas Frame, 14th June, 1770.
- Page 434.--30th March, 1771. Thomas Frame and Jean to John Campbell, 296 acres conveyed to him, 26th May, 1771; 220 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed to Thomas by James Frame, 18th August, 1768, corner the Christians' land, land belonging to one Lusk; one McCorkle's corner; John Glass's corner. Teste: William Young, Andrew McClure, Chas. Campbell.
Records in Frederick County, VA
- Frederick County Deed Book 10 pg. 462 - 4 Aug. 1765 - Between John Beckett of County of Frederick and Sarah his wife [to] John Beckett the younger of the said County... consideration of five Shillings Sterling... Tract of land Situate lying and being on the South side of the Opechon... Granted by Pattent to Jost Hite who conveyed the whole Tract to Samuel Glass who dying Intestate the same Descended to John Glass his son & Heir at Law who by his Last Will and Testament recorded in county of Orange Devised same to John Beckett... Containing one Hundred Acres... Wit: Saml. Pritchard, John Beckett, John Steel, Sarah (S) Beckett. Recorded: 8 Aug. 1765.
- Frederick County Deed Book 10 pg. 463 - 4 Aug. 1765 - Between John Beckett of the County of Frederick and Sarah his wife [to] Joseph Beckett of the same County...consideration of five Shillings Sterling and also natural love and affections which they bear unto said Joseph Beckett their Son...Tract of Land situate lying and being on the South side of the Opechon... being part of a Tract of Land Granted by pattent to Jost Hite who Conveyed the whole Tract to Samuel Glass who dying Intestate the same descended to John Glass his Son and Heir at Law who by his last Will and Testament Recorded in County of Orange devised the same to John Beckett... Containing one Hundred and fifty Acres.... Wit: Saml. Pritchard, John Beckett, John Steel, Sarah (S) Beckett. Recorded: 8 Aug. 1765
Information on John Glass
From "Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia", by Cecil O'dell, pg. 303:'
John Glass (b. 1710c) was deceased by 21 May 1755 when his will (dated 26 January 1755) was probated in Augusta County Court. He bequeathed the 250-acre section of his father Samuel's 900-acre tract to his brother-in-law John Beckett. The 250 acres were composed of two sections; one tract of 150 acres on the east side of the Cedar Creek Grade road between David Glass' line and Wood's (James Wood's Tract 140C, Map 8) and the other tract of 100 acres between Joseph Glass' and John Beckett's properties. Beckett sold the 100-acre tract to Joseph Glass (b. 1722) for 100 pounds on 28 February 1772. John's will listed his children: Samuel, John, William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary. He appointed his wife Sarah, William Wright and Richard Pilson to serve as his executors. John's sons Samuel, John and William Glass (and daughter Martha) were in Botetourt County, Virginia in August 1775.