m. ABT 1755
Facts and Events
John Mullenax was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Surveys in Augusta County, VA
[Source: Surveyor's office of Augusta and in the Land Office of Virginia].
Records of John Mullenax in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on John Mullenax
According to the Highland Co. Virginia VaGen Web Page at rootsweb.com, John Mullenax is first mentioned in what is now Highland Co. in 1781, and settled in the lower Crabbottom Valley and the village, and his male descendants are still found in the area as well as in the Alleghany Shenandoah Family. He is classified as one of the pioneer settlers of the county. According the same website, the information below comes from the Surveyor's Office of Augusta Co. andthe Land Office of Va.: John Mullenax had 110 acres along Crabbottom surveyed in 1781, adjacent to the Arbogasts, and received a patent in 1784. (Patent means he was the first owner of the property, and received it from the government. When the term patent is used, it usually means he received it from the Crown. Other governments usually use the term "grant." So this shows he was the original settler.) In 1785, he had 196 acres surveyed on Jackson's River, adjacent to Roby and Dinwiddie. In addition, the web site lists James asserving in the Revolution, in Capt. Hull's Co., and under 18 yrs. John Mullenax also served.