Facts and Events
John Needham was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 152 - John Needham, 144 acres, both sides of Smith's Creek below William Hinton. Adjoining Reuben Harrison, Zebulon Harrison. May 21, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 54-55].
- Page 178 - John Needham, 60 acres, Smiths Creek. October 20, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 64].
Will of John Needham
- Page 499.--__ _____, ____. John Needham's will--To wife; to daughter, Snier; to daughter, Eliner. Teste: Timothy Waren, John Harrison, William Henton, Peter Henton. Proved, 30th May, 1777, by Warren and Harrison. Administration granted George Henton.
- Vol. 2 - 10th May, 1777--Geo. Hinton, ditto (appointed guardian) of Sina Needham, ditto of Jno. Needham.
- Vol. 2 - 20th May, 1777-- George Hinton, administrator of John Needham.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1777. - (186) Admn. of estate of John Needham granted to George Henton.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1777. - (186) Siner Needham, orphan of John Needham, chose George Hinton guardian.
- Page 518.--23d May, 1777. John Needham's estate appraised by Michael Warren, Wm. Hinton, John Harrison.
- Page 520.--19th August, 1777. John Needham's, Sr., appraisement (recorded) by same as above.
Will of Wife Ann
- Page 500.--19th March, 1777. Ann Needham's will, wife of the late John Needham--To son, John Car; to daughter, Caterian Warren; to daughter, Sniah Needham; to Sarbrough Sheltman, legacy; to granddaughter, Ann Sheltman; "between my two daughters and son, John Scarbrough, and Catherian"; George Henton to make division. Teste: John Alderson, Jr., Timothy Warren, Jno. Lincoln. Proved, 20th May, 1777, by Warren and Lincoln. George Henton qualified executor.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 59.--18th November, 1767. John Harrison's estate settlement, recorded--Cash paid Iowel (Joel) Roboson, Thomas Wales. Sold, viz: to John Nedomtoone, John McDonnald, Alex. McDonald, Robert Dickey, Joseph English, John Needham, Jacob Decoson, Jacob Grub, Joseph Langdon, Danl. Prentice, Danl. Ponder, Jonathan Langdon, Jacob Peters.
- Page 152 - Zebulon Harrison, 250 ares, East side of Smith's Creek. Adjoining John Needham, and his own land. June 1, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 55].
- Page 172 - Mathias McGlammery, 590 acres, Smith Creek. Adjoining Harrison, Needham. NOvember 2, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 62].
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1773. - (228) John Needham and John Harrison, vice Wm. Hinton--road overseers.
- Page 21 - John Helfrey and Daniel Frayley, 66 acres, Smiths Creek. Adjoining Zebulon Harrison, Lanfers, Needam, January 4, 1781. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103].
- Page 97 - William Hinton, 80 acres, between Smiths Creek and the Dry fork. Adjoining Ray, Bell, Wiat (formerly Needham), Reuben Harrison, and his old tract. June 29, 1787. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 129-130].
- Vol. 2 - Hamilton (George) vs. Depoy--O. S. 307; N. S. 109--Deed, 21st December, 1813, by John Dippo (Dopoy) and wife Mary, of Rockingham to George Hamilton, 150 acres in Rockingham, part of two original tracts; 36 acres, part of 182 acres conveyed by Ann Tallman to Benj. Tallman by deed 25th April, 1796, which was part of 59 acres inclusive, survey by patent to George Conrad, 11th December, 1780. 114 acres patented to John Needham, 3d August, 1771, and by his daughter Elenor, heir-at-law, conveyed to George Conrad by deed, 26th March, 1781, by him to Ann Tallman, by her to Benj. Tallman, 8th December, 1803, the 150 acres conveyed by Benj. to John Depoy, by deed, on Smith's Creek.
- Vol. 2 - Mathews vs. Johnston--O. S. 364; N. S. 132--Deed, 27th August, 1808, by William Freighley (Fraly) and wife, Mary, of Albemarle, to Sarah Johnston, of Rockingham, 12 acres on Smith's Creek, in Rockingham, patented to Daniel Freighley, 1794, and by him conveyed to William by deed recorded 28th April, 1796. Recorded in Rockingham, September, 1808. Deed, 25th May, 1821, by Sarah Johnson to _____ Blosser, above 12 acres. No certificate of record. Deed, 2d January, 1822, by Sarah Johnson, of Augusta, to Daniel Mathews, of Rockingham; above 12 acres. Recorded in Rockingham, 9th May, 1822. Deed, 19th December, 1803, by Benjamin Tallman and wife, Dinah, of Rockingham, to John Depo; 150 acres, parts of two tracts; 36 acres in part of 182 acres, conveyed by Ann Tallman to Benjamin by deed 25th April, 1796, part of 290 acres conveyed by Joseph Conrad, son and heir of George Conrad, to Ann Tallman, 26th June, 1792; part of 590 acres patented to said George, 11th December, 1780, the remaining 114 acres are part of said 290 acres conveyed by said Joseph to Ann, and also of 45 acres conveyed by said Joseph to said Ann part of 75 acres, part of 144 acres patented to John Needham, 3d August, 1771, and by his daughter Eleanor, heiress-at-law, conveyed to said George, 26th March, 1781. The 144 acres conveyed to Benjamin, 8th December, 1803. Recorded in Rockingham, December, 1803. Deed, 25th August, 1783, by Zebulon Harrison and wife, Margaret, of Rockingham, to Benjamin Tallman, 165 acres on Smith's Creek. Recorded in Rockingham, 25th August, 1783.