Facts and Events
John Gregory was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 156.--6th February, 1762.--James Litster's estate sold to, viz. James Ward, Geo. Wilson, Mathew Reed, Wm. Cabeen, Chas. Donnally, Ro. Armstrong, Edward Long, Pat. Cunningham, Andw. Greer, Thos. Fulton, Margt. Cameron, Jno. Stewart, Ro. Reed, Geo. Francisco, David Bell, Wm. Poage, Wm. Crow, Luke Bowyer, Abraham Thornton. Wm. Henderson, Jno. Buchanan, Thos. O'Neal, Alex. Gibson, Alex. Wright, Jno. Francis, James Simpson, Geo. Weaver, Philip Helveston, Jno. King, Geo. Anderson, Rev. Mr. Craige, Andw. Russell, Saml. Caldwell, Joseph Roberts, Jno. Gregory, Jno. Lucas, Mathew Clark, Jno. Anderson, Jr., James Robinson, Jacob Parsinger, Saml. Moore, Christopher Vinyard, Thos. Patterson, the Widow Bell, Ralph Gorrell, Jos. Russell, James Gilmore, Simon Robertson, James Hughes.
- Page 217.--22d October, 177l. John Buchanan's will--To wife, Margaret, executrix; to daughter, Martha, wife of John Buchanan; to son, William Buchanan; to son, Patrick, £3, executor; to son, Robert; to son, John; to son, James, executor; to sons, Alexander and David; to daughters, Mary and Catherine. Robert Gnear (now in my care) to be taught the art and mystery of a Taylor. Teste: Elijah McClenachan, Moses Williams. Proved, 20th April, 1790, by the witnesses. Patrick qualifies. 20th April, 1790. Margaret refuses to execute. Teste: John Gregory and Jno. Wallace.
- Page 208.--2d July, 1771. James (his mark) Gregory's will--To mother, executrix; to brother, William. Teste: Saml. Vance, William Fulton (Fullen?). N. B.--My brother Naphtaly is to have £5 and Samuel and John £10 each. Proved, 15th March, 1774, by William Fuller and recorded (formerly proved by Vance).
- Vol. 1 - SEPTEMBER 16, 1783. - (129) Walter Cook, an orphan child, to be bound to John Gregory for 8 years, to learn art and mystery of a tailor.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 21, 1783. - (133) Walter Cook, orphan of William Cook, deceased, to be bound to John Gregory, he being now 10 years and 5 months, until he is 19 years old.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 21, 1785. - (138) On petition of Honor Cook, ordered that John Gregory be summoned to answer complaint of said Ellinor touching his treatment of her son Walter, bound apprentice to John.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1786--February 2, David Gregory and Margaret Warrick; David, son of Mary Gregory; Margaret, daughter of Wm. Warwick; surety, Wm. Rider; witness, John Slavins. (Note: John Gregory had died prior to this record, his widow Mary was listed instead).
- Page 374.--6th August, 1788. Joseph Gregory, brother and heir-at-law of William Gregory, deceased, who was original proprietor, by his attorney, John Gregory, of Harrison County, to John Dever. Teste: William Burk, James Townsend, Zekail Townsend, Jacob Storkley. (Note: apparently not this John Gregory, perhaps a nephew?)