Facts and Events
John Gum was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Vol. 2 - Land Entry Book No. 1, Augusta Records - 1749, October 23d--John Gum, 200 (acres), between Smith's and Pincher's (?) old place (c. g. e. p.).
- John Gum received a patent "on Cedar Branch, comer James Claypool", on 12th May, 1759, (as listed in the dispositions below):
- Page 60 - John Gum, 72 acres, Crab Apple Waters, Dec. 9, 1766. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 23].
- Page 164 - John Gum, 144 acres, branch of Crab Apple. Aug. 29, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 59].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 390.--18th August, 1773. John Guin (s/b Gum) and Alise ( ) to Henry Bear, of Frederick County, Maryland, patent to John Gum, 12th May, 1759, on Cedar Branch, comer James Claypool. Delivered: Joseph Lemon, May Court, 1779.
- Page 394.--__ _____, 1773. Same (from John Guin (s/b Gum) and Alise ( )) to Isaac Gum, patent to John, 14th July, 1769, in gap of North Mountain.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 429.--16th October, 1765. Capt. Daniel Smith's settlement of estate of Robert Harrison allowed and recorded--Paid George Skilerton (Skileron?); paid Edmond Pendleton, Joseph Langdon, Jno. Stewart, Felix Ohlpman, Capt. Francis Thornton, Solomon Turpin, George Lindwad, Christian Groob, Christian Wilson, Henry Flesher, Doctor Caulval, Peter Watkins, John Crow, Jeremiah Ragen, William Grad, Wm. Minter, Jno. Phears. Isaac Johnston. Sale bill of above estate to, viz: Dennis Henry, Wm. Marks, Wm. McMullen, Toms Thomas, Capt. Waran, Arthur Trader, Neil Linch, Jno. Gum, Ezeriah Worden, Zebulon (Binenran) Harrison. To attendance and necessaries found for the deceased during the time he remained sick at my house, where he did from the 10th February to 25th May, 1761, being 3 months and 15 days.
- Page 117 - Michael Armoenst, 59 acres, South Branch of the Potomac. Adjoining John Gun. November 5, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 42].
- Page 153 - Abraham Smith, 82 acres, South Branch of the Potomac. Adjoining Cunningham, Gum. August 29, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 55].
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1785--June 8, Abram Gum and Priscella Wade, daughter of John Wade; surety, Wm. Slaven; witnesses, Wm. Slaven and Jno. Gum.
- Page 402.--Appraisement of Barnet Lance's estate by Peter Hull, Jno. Gum, Sr.; Michael Armengash. Recorded, 20th September, 1791.
- Page 403.--Account of sales of above (Appraisement of Barnet Lance's estate by Peter Hull, Jno. Gum, Sr.; Michael Armengash. Recorded, 20th September, 1791) to, viz: George and Peter Hull, Thomas Galford, Thomas Mullenax, John Mullinax, John Gum, Sr.; Martin Life.
Information on John Gum
From Letter of Homer Jones to Gordom Walker, dated December 4, 1757:
Patience Chesnut was the Daughter of John Gum (or Gum). Family disagreements are undesirable when they involve our own generations, but they do result in excellent genealogical records which otherwise would not be available.
John Gum's wife predeceased him, her name was Alice, and I am confident that she was the mother of Patience rather than being a relatively late, or second wife of John. John's children were Jacob (Dorothy); Isaac; John; William; Abraham (predeceased his father); Patience; and probably another daughter, wife of Christopher Reed. It appears virtually certain that our John Gum was the brother of Jacob who died in Kentucky, and whose first wife, mother of his children, was Sarah Claypoole (her line is in the Claypool Genealogy, copy in DAR Library in Washington). Our John's son Jacob died in 1820, leaving wife Dolly, sons Jesse; Isaac; Adam; Jacob; and four daughters. The earliest record I have so far on our John Gum is 23 October 1749 when he acquired 200 acres by grant on Cedar Branch in Augusta. Have some things "working" on this line, and may have more information for you the next time I write.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).