Facts and Events
John McNabb was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John McNabb's land (Borden Tract SW, prob. 420 acres acquired from John Patterson on 4-5 December 1742) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 256-60. 4-5 Dec. 1742. John Pattison of Orange County, yeoman, to John McNale (s/b McNabb) of same, yeoman. Lease and release; for ₤22 current money. 120 (prob. s/b 420) acres 3 rood 17 pole, part of a large tract belonging to Benjamin Borden, Gent., containing 92,100 acres by pattent 6 Nov. 1739, on the west side of Mill Creek... corner to Robt. Poage's land... up the creek... (signed) John (X) Pattison. Wit: John Buchannan, David Dryden, Wm, Evans [Evins]. 26 May 1743. Acknowledged by John Pattison. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 55]. (Note: this transcription should probably be for the entire 420-acre tract of John Patterson, since from the disposition below it is clearly larger than the 120 acres listed in the transcription. The dispositions below add up to at least 320 acres.).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 129.--28th January, 1748-9. John and Mary McNabb (his wife) to Arthur McClure. Mille Creek; corner James Thompson; corner Robert Galloway. Teste: Andrew McNabb, Wm. Hall, Gilbert Campbell. Delivered to John Wilson, 30th April, 1751.
- Page 842.--29th August, 1750. John McNabb to Baptist McNabb, 218 acres in Borden's tract, sold by Borden to John Patterson, and by Patterson to Jno. McNabb, 25th September, 1742, on Mill Cr.; corner David Dryden; corner Arthur McClure. Teste: David Dryden, Chas. Campbell, Francis Beatey.
- Page 329.--28th May, 1751. John McNabb to Samuel Lyle, 101 acres, part of Benj. Borden's great tract; on Mill Creek; corner Isaac Taylor. Teste: Richard Woods, Alexander McMullan, John Lyle.
Processioning List of 1748
- "Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Page 14.--12 April, 1748: Processioners' Returns: Robert Huston and Alex. McClure: Processioned for Wm. Hall, Robert Allison present; 20th January, 1747-8, processioned for John McNab, Baptist McNab present; 20th January 1747-8, processioned for Robert Huston; 28th January, 1747-8, processioned for Charles Hays, Andrew Hays present; processioned for Wm. Givens, Andrew Hays present; 29th January, 1747-8, processioned for John Stevenson, Andrew Stevenson present; 29th January, 1747-8, processioned for Andrew Baxter, Nathaniel Evans present; 29th January 1747-8, processioned for Alex. McCleary, Moses Whiteside present; 30th January, 1747-8, processioned for Mathew Lyle, John Lyle present; 30th January, 1747-8, processioned for John Gray, Mathew Lyle present; 12th February, 1747-8, processioned for John Pater Sally, Michael Finney present; 10th March, 1747-8, processioned for John Paul, Roger Kays present.
Records of John McNabb in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742 - Capt. John McDowell's List: John McDowell, Captain; James McDowell, Ephraim McDowell, David Breeden, Alex. McClewer, John McClewer, Halbert McClewer, Sam McRoberts, Thomas Taylor, John McKnab, And. McKnab, Thos. Whiteside, Malco Whiteside, John Aleson, David Bires, Alex. McClure, Moses McClure, John Gray, Patt McKnabb, Wm. Hall, John Miless, Wm. Miles. James Hardiman, Charles Quail, Wm. Wood, Hen. Kirkham, Gilbert Gamble, James Gamble, Rob. Young, Math. Young, _____ Long, _____ Long, James More, Hugh Cunigham, James Cunigham, John Cares, Frances McCowan, Hum. Beaker, John Peter Salley, Mitch. Miller, Loromor Mason, John Matthews, John Cosier, Irwin Patterson, Edward Patterson, Joseph Finney, Michael Finney, Sam Wood, Rich. Wood, Joseph Lapsley.
- Page 321.--27th May, 1751. Borden, etc., to Samuel Lyle, 235 acres on Mill Creek; corner to James McClung; corner Jno. McNabb. Teste: Richard Woods, Alexander McMullan, John Lyle.
- Page 404.--28th May, 1751. Arthur McClure and Frances, to Robert Allison. 254 acres of Benj. Borden's 92,100; John McNabb, on Mill Creek; corner John McNabb, James Thompson's land; corner David Dryden; corner John Stevenson.
- Page 94.--9th October, 1761. Francis McCown's will, farmer - wife, Margaret; sons, George and Francis; son, Malcom, the plantation formerly belonging to Mathew Young; son, James, the plantation in the Forks; daughters, Margaret, Nancy, Katrine; son, James, the plantation Saml. Norwood formerly lived on, and to pay Malcom ₤5 when come to age of "menuarty"; daughter, Isbell. Seven children. Executors, wife Margaret and son George. Teste: John Cunningham, Wm, McKemey, John McNabb. Proved, 18th November, 1761, by the witnesses.--Margaret refuses to execute. George qualifies, with John McCown, Robt. Christian, George Moffett.
- Page 496.--17th March, 1767. Vendue recorded of Francis McCown's estate to, viz: Wm. Naper, David Dredan (vid Dryden), James Bets, Richd. Bush, Pat. McCampbell, Wm. Taylor, David Gum, Wm. Napen (Naper?), David Quin, William Wooley, Wm. Culbert. Settlement of above estate-- Paid Jno. McNabb, Francis Randalls, Robt. McKeney, Saml. Gest, James Telford.
Information on John McNabb
From Ancestry.com post: (Perhaps this John McNabb or his son John?)
Capt. John McNabb
In the Winter of 1783, Indians began to steal horses and cattle from the Big Pigeon settlements in Cocke County TN. Major Peter Fine and Captain John McNabb raised a company of men and followed the Indians across the mountains into North Carolina, where they killed one Indian and wounded another, but recovered the stolen horses. The Indians fired upon them, killing Vinett Fine, and wounding Thomas Holland, and a man by the name of Bingham. Because there was no time for grave-digging and apparently no safety in trying to escape with the body, the ice in the creek was broken and the body placed there. Before the men could return for it, the creek became flooded by a sudden change in temperature, and the body was washed away and was never recovered. To this day, the creek is known as Fine's Creek. Fine's Branch, in 1998, is in Cocke County, TN.
Husband: John McNabb
Born: BEF. 1721 at: Scotland (Capt from Va of Centennial Army)DAR Patriot Book) 1
Married: BEF. 1743 at: 1
Died: 1817 at: Cocke Co Tenn (other death date March 27, 1793) 1
Wife: Mary ?
Born: ABT. 1723 at: see notes 1
Died: at: 1
Name: James McNabb
Born: ABT. 1744 at: Pa or Va.: in Mecklenburg Co NC 1767, later this land in York Co. SC
Name: William McNabb
Born: ABT. 1746 at: North Carolina/South Carolina land dispute: York Co SC today
Name: John McNabb
Born: 1748 at: Pa or Va., Rev. War Soldier from Camden SC, later in Ky
Died: at: probably died in Ky (Caldwell Co Ky)
Name: Unknown McNabb
Born: ABT. 1745 at:
1) McNabb, Cocke Co.FTW