John Hiner, of Doe Hill and the Bullpasture
Facts and Events
John Hiner was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Note: this acquisition does not appear to be the land that John Hiner acquired on the Bull Pasture, Hiner only owned this land (on the South Branch of the Potomac River) for nine days:
- Page 177.--15th November, 1775. Tully Davitt and Jane to John Hiner, of Dunmore County, 140 acres on South Fork of Blackthorn, a branch of South Branch of Potomac. Delivered: John Heslin, February, 1777.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 226.--23d November, 1775. John Hiner, of Dunmore County, to Sebastian Hover and Gasper Taylor, on head of South Fork of Blackthorne, a branch of South Branch of Pattomack; corner tract belonging to heirs of Samuel Wilson, deceased.
Records of John Hiner in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Fee Books of Augusta Court - 1775 - page 31, John Hiner, Bull Pasture, (November), Devil's deeds to you
- Page 143.--12th May, 1780. Joseph Gambell's estate appraised by John McCoy, John Hiner, James Hoge.
- Page 531.--15th June, 1780. Sale of Joseph Gamble's estate--Sold to, viz: Samuel Redman, Capt. Jno. McCoy, Jonathan Shipman, Capt. Jos. Bell, George Dosian. Continued, 1st October, 1782; to Isabell Gamble, Edward Steward, Robert Duffield, Jno. Hiner, Mathew Pen, Moses Knapp, Lewis Mertin, Wm. Blagg, Joseph Breath.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1793 (H to Y). - John Hiner vs. Robert Burnet--A. and B. on Esther Hiner, daughter of John.
Record of John Hiner in Pendleton County, West Virginia
From "Pendleton County (West) Virginia deedbook records, 1788-1813", by Rick Toothman:
- 1 April 1806 - Robert and Margaret McCoy to Joseph McCoy. 120 acres on the heads of the Bullpasture and Black Thorn, at the Brushy Hill, adjoining and between Wilson and John Hiner; patented 15 February 1800. Consideration $150. Signed: Robert McCoy, Margaret McCoy. Witnesses: none. Acknowledged in court by both, 1 April 1806. Del: grantee. Recorded: 4:249-250.
Information on John Hiner
From Augusta County, Virginia Historical Society:
Augusta County Historical Society
Acc #: 43
A Man of the Bullpasture, John Hiner, 1742-1814
Size: One Folder
Scope & Content
This publication documents the life of John Hiner (1742-1814) and contains a short history of the Shenandoah Valley. An appendix naming his 12 children is also included.
Historical/Biographical Note Amanda Arbogast Forbes, a great-great-great-granddaughter through the
Harmon Hiner line, wrote this booklet for the dedication of the John Hiner markeron June 12, 1966. The marker is in a small family cemetery near Doe Hill, Virginia.
One nine page publication, plus one page of corrections.
John Hiner’s children: Esther, Jacob, Joseph, Jane, John, Harmon, Mary, Alexander, Agnes, Magdalena, Elizabeth, Samuel.