Facts and Events
John Harrison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- John Harrison received a patent for 366 acres on "Luney's Mill Creek" on 12th February, 1742, (as listed in the dispositions below):
- John Harrison received a patent for 284 acres "on Smith's Creek" on 25th June 1747, (as listed in the dispositions below):
- John Harrison received a patent for 166 acres "on Smith's Creek" on 25th June 1747, (as listed in the dispositions below):
- John Harrison received a patent (# of acres or location not specified) on 20th September, 1751, (as listed in the dispositions below):
- Page 417.-(undated, appears to be bet. May-June 1772) - Patent to John Harrison, deceased, 10th July, 1755, and was devised to Feby Harrison, wife of said James Dyer. Teste: Daniel Smith, Felix Gilbert, Andrew Shanklin, Andrew Greer. (Note: Phoebe Harrison, wife of James Dyer, was the grand-daughter of John Harrison, daughter of John's son Zebulon.).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 287.--1749. John Harrison. yeoman, to James Letherdal, blacksmith. Luney's Mill Creek. 366 acres. Patented to John, 12th February, 1742. Teste: William Harbeson, James Magill, William Preston. See infra, p. 871.
- Page 426.--20th September, 1765. John Harrison, Sr., to Reuben Harrison, his son, £10, part of two tracts: 1st contains 117 acres, part of 284 acres patented to John, 25th June, 1747, on Smith's Creek; the other tract contains 83 acres, part of 166 acres patented to John, 25th June, 1747, on Smith's Creek. Teste: Daniel Smith, Jos. Rutherford, Wm. Kavanaugh. Jane ( ) Smith. Delivered: Reuben Harrison, November, 1766.
- Page 487.--10th August, 1772. Reuben Harrison and Lydia ( ) to Christopher Waggoner, tract patented to John Harrison, deceased, 20th September, 1751, and devised to Reuben by John, his father. Teste: Abraham Lincoln. (Note: Reuben Harrison was the son of John).
Will of John Harrison
- Page 398.--30th July, 1769. John Harrison's will, cordwinder--To wife, Phoebe; to son, Zebulun; to son, Reuben, the Long Meadow plantation; to daughter, Pheby Moore; to daughter, Ann Langdon. Executors, sons Zebulon and Reuben. A Baptist minister to preach his funeral sarment. Teste: Felix Sheltman, John Ray, John Harrison, Jr. Proved, 21st May, 1771, by Ray and Harrison. Executors qualify with Archibald Huston, James Beard.
- Page 440.--16th September, 1779. John Harrison's estate sold at vendue To John Reeves, Thomas Alderson. Account of debts paid 1777. Sworn to 18th May, 1784, by Col. Reuben Harrison.
Records of John Harrison in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of Augusta County - 1742 - Capt. Peter Shoull's List: Peter Shoull, Captain; And. Burd, Lieutenant; Math. Skeens, Ensign; Abram Harden, John Hill, Johnath Burley, John Harison, Georg. Clemens, Wm. Halimes, Zebulun Harrison, Jno. Davis, Jno. Taylor, Joseph Burley, William White, Isaac Lotos, Wm. Sherral, Valante Severe, John Cumberland, Jacob Jacobs, Thos. Moor, Stephanes Haveworth, Jas. Haveworth, John Beeson, Steph. Howard, Absolom Howard, Joseph Howard, John Benson, Benj. Hames (Haines), John Harrison, Thos. Lowker, Griffiths Thomas, John White, Adam Sherral, Rob. Caldwal, John Miller, Will Brizes (Briges), Wm. Carrel, John Hodg, Absolom Haveworth, John Haveworth.
- Page 288.--27th February, 1750-51. Phoebe Davison's bond as administratrix of Daniel Davison, with sureties John Harrison, Samuel Newman.