Facts and Events
John Hammer was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 77 - Peter Conrod and John Hammer, 64 acres, Dry Run. Adjoining Peter Conrod Fish. August 15, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 123].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 26 - John Kisling, 43 acres. Adjoining Allstots, Peterfish, Hammer. February 19, 1783. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 106].
- Page 62 - Michael Deck, 36 acres, Boon Run. Adjoining Kerkley, Hammer, Nicholas Null. June 13, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 118].
- Vol. 2 - Vol. 2 - McGahey vs. Conrad- (undated, appears to be abt. 1807) -O. S. 153; N. S. 54--Complainants are, viz: Tobias R. McGahey and Mary Eve, his wife (formerly widow of Peter Conrad who died testate. Will in Rockingham). Peter Conrade's will of Rockingham; wife, Mary Eve; brothers and sisters, viz: Catharine Miller, Elizabeth Pirkey, Stephen Conrad, Margaret Pirkey, Nicholas Conrade; legatee, Joseph Conrade, living in Madison County; legatee, Christian Conrade, living in Pennsylvania; wife's sister, Christine, wife of John Hammer; wife's sister, Barbara, wife of Henry Sellers; brother, Stephen Conrad. Picked Mountain Congregation. Dated 2d June, 1800. Recorded in Rockingham, September-October, 1800. (Note: this record is for a younger Henry Sellers, perhaps a son or grandson?)