Sgt. John McVey, of North Branch and Beaver Creek
Facts and Events
John McVey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 87 - John McVea, 113 acres, Between Beaver Creek and Briery Branch. Adjoining Henry Black. April 22, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 32].
- John McVay, 238 acres, Brocks Creek including a survey of 140 acres granted to Reece Thomas by patent dated the 16th of August, 1756. Adjoining Bordens, Haverstick. December 28, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 66].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - DELINQUENTS. - 1766--Col. Smith's List: James Anderson, overcharged 1 tithable; Joseph Butcher, one; Wm. Christal, runaway, one; Igramenus Howard, not found, one; John McVay, poor, one; John Pharis, poor, one; James Blair, taylor, one; Wm. Kraun, twice charged, one; David Means, not found, one; Elisha Pepper, poor, one; James Duer, Constable, one.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1767 (B). - Stephenson vs. McClenachan.--We promise to pay to John McVea, etc., to be paid against the time I receive the first of my pay for ranging, etc. (Signed) Josias (mark) Fugett, George Anderson. 23d April, 1764. Assigned, 23d April, 1764, to Adam Stephenson. Received of Alexander McClenachan £1.5.3 in part of ye within this 4th day of December, 1765. Alexander McClenachan, debtor. To your assumption to pay me out of Josiah Fugett's pay £3.15.0. Credit, by cash in part, £1,5.
- Page 132.--(undated, appears to be abt. 1778-1779) Vendue bill of Samuel Samples--Jacob Caplin, John Chasm, Elihu Messexs, James Floyd, Wm. Greagg, John McVey, Wm. Pettijohn, Wm. Perrigin, Margaret and James McVey, Felix Sheltman.
- Sgt. John McVey was born between 1737 and 1727 in Scotland. He served in the military between 1755 and 1760 in American Colonies for the French and Indian War. He was listed as poor and delinquent on Col. Smith's tax list in 1766 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He served in the military in 1777 in Virginia. He was at the Samuel Samples vendue sale in 1780. He had an estate probated on 13 Jun 1817 in Ardery, Bath Co., Kentucky. He died in 1823 in Virginia or Kentucky. He was a soldier, farmer, and millwright in Greenbrier Co., Virginia.
James McVey, son of Sgt. John McVey
- Page 376.-(undated, appears to be abt. 18 August 1778) - On the Wet Stone Draft of Mossey Creek. Teste: Jas. McVey, Moses Sample, William Ralston.
- 1777 Enlisted for the duration of the Revolutionary War. In May, shown on the Company Muster Roll as Corporal of Capt. William Lewis' Co. in the 1st Virginia Reg't. commanded by Col. Isaac Read.
•Event: was shown on Company Muster Roll as Sergt. and the following month on Provost Guard Fact JUN 1777 13
•Event: was reduced in rank to Private Fact AUG 1777 14
•Event: was at Valley Forge Fact BET MAR 1778 AND MAY 1778 15
•Event: was at Brunswick in June, White Planes in August, Camp Robinson in Sept. and Middle Brook Fact DEC 1778 16
•Event: was sick in January and was at Middle Brook Fact MAY 1779 , Augusta, Virginia 17
•Event: assigned a promissary note for several pounds to Adam Stephenson for collection Fact 23 APR 1764 , Augusta, Virginia 18
•Event: acquired 113 acres by Beaver Creek in what would become Greenbrier Co. Land 22 APR 1767 Augusta Co., Virginia