Facts and Events
||Capt. John McCamey
||Augusta County, Virginia
John McKinney (McKemy) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 446.-(abt. 1777) - Edwin Erwin ( ) to Errowmous Dike, 230 acres patented to John Cunningham 12th May, 1769, and by him conveyed to his son Patrick Teste: John McKemy, Jr.. John Hogshead, Edward Erwin.
- Vol. 2 - Cooper's Heirs vs. McKamv--O. S. 212; N. S. 75 -- Bill, 9th May, 1809. Complainants are, viz: John, Thomas and James Cooper, children and devisees of James Cooper, deceased, who died 1781 owning land in Rockbridge. Will dated 17th May, 1781, appointing John and James McKemy executors. John McKemy has lately died William McKemy, one cf John's administrators, is also dead. Eleanor was John's widow. James owned lands by right of settlement, viz., In Workman's Draft in Rockbridge, sold to James by George Fleming, 2d March, 1779. Also a tract on Walker's Creek sold to James by Benjamin Cinzey, 15th June, 1782?. Executors sold Workman's Draft tract to Robert Montgomery 30th May, 1792. Complainant's sister, Agnes, married William Gothard and removed to Georgia, and is since dead, leaving one son, John Cooper Gothard. McKemy died in 1792. John and James McKemy were brothers. James Cooper and others of the Cooper family moved to Tennessee. dated Bath County, 31st July, 1806, by James Cooper to Dear Uncle and Aunt (Mr. James McKemy). Deed of indenture by John Cooper, son of James Cooper, by consent of guardian to Thomas Hinds, tailor, for three years and six months, dated 28th September, 1785. Release and certificate of good and faithful behavior, 4th April, 1789. Margaret Cosby, daughter of John McKemy deposes and niece of James and William McKemy. Will of James Cooper of Rockbridge, dated 17th May, 1781. Wife, Jean. Four children, John, Agness, Thomas, James; brothers-in-law. John and James McKemy, executors. Recorded in Rockbridge, 7th August, 1781. Jacob Patton deposes in Knox County, Tennessee, 1813. Polly Patton deposes in Knox County, Tennessee, 1813.
- Vol. 2 - McKamy vs. McKamy--O. S. 147; N. S. 51--Bill. Complainants are, viz: William C. and John McKemy. William Carley and Margaret (his wife), Nancy McKamy. Polly McKamy and James and Isabella McKamy, infants, heirs and distributees of John McKamy, their father, who died intestate, leaving widow, Eleanor, who was sister of James Cooper of Pennsylvania, and daughter of William Cooper. James McKamy, administrator of John, was his brother. Deposition of Polly Patten in Knoxville, Tenn. She is daughter of William Cooper, formerly of York County, Penna. She had a brother James, who bought the slave in 1777 or 78.