Facts and Events
John Neeley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 34.--17th November, 1761. Baptist ( ) McNabb and Catherine to John Nealey, £155, 171 acres on Rentfroe's Branch of Goose Creek; Rentfroe's line, cor. George Robinson; also 137 acres on Robinson's Branch of Roanoke; cor. Bryan Cuff; cor. Stephen Rentfroe; cor. George Robinson's and Rentfroe's tract.
- Page 21 - John Neely, 25 acres, adjoining the heirs of Edward McDonald, George Robason. January 26, 1763. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 9].
- Page 50 - John Neely, 60 acres, House Mountain in the fork of James River. February 12, 1766. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 20].
- Nealley, John. Will probate August 1778.
- Names wife, Elizabeth and children: Robert, Andrew, John and Elizabeth Cloyd. Grandchildren Betsy and Samuel Nealley.
- [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 61].
Processioning List of 1765
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 382.- (Processioners' Returns) - 1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).
- Page 383.--(Processioners' Returns) - 1765 - For James Neilly (on Goose Creek), Abram Ellis and Wm. Carelton present; for Wm. Caulton (Carelton?), on Lick Run; for Col. Wm. Preston, 1,590 acres where he dwells, on a branch of Buffelo Creek joining David and Michael Cloyd, Widow McDonald, James Robinson, Saml. Robinson, Joseph Snodgrass, David Mitchell, Wm. Snodgrass; for Cap. Robt. Breckinridge, 797 acres, where he dwells, on Buffalo Creek, joining David Robinson, John Neilly, Rob. Neilly, Arch. Graham.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:(unless listed otherwise)
- Page 439.--5th October, 1765. Patton's executors to Andrew Woods, of Albemarle County, £100, 275 acres on North Fork of Roanoke, part of large tract patented to James Patton, 3d November, 1750, on Goose Creek, now called the Nort Fork of Roanoke, line of Pepper's land, David Miller's land. Teste: Wm. Christian, Edward Carvin, John Neelley, Dr.
- Page 62 - David Robison, 50 acres, House Maintain. Adjoining John Neely. February 4, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 24].
- Page 289.--21st February, 1767. John Neelley (Neilly) Dr. (doctor?), of Augusta County, to William Graham, of Hallifax County, Gent., £30, 2 feather beds, all his pewter and household furniture, one sorrel mare natural pacer, one bay mare natural trotter, one white mare, one gray stallion, one sorrel stallion, conditioned for payment of £30. Teste: James Neilly, Edward Carvin, Stephen Trigg.
- Page 399.--10th May, 1767. Thomas Walker, gent., of Albemarle County, and Mildred to Andrew Lewis, £300, two tracts, A containing 190 acres on Peters Creek, conveyed by James Patton to James Bean, 28th November, 1751, and by him to Thomas Walker, 16th May, 1764 and B lying on Goose Creek, a branch of Roan Oke River, part of 400 acres formerly in the seisin of James Burk and by him conveyed to James Bean, 18th May, 1758, and by him to Thomas Walker, 16th May, 1764, 117 acres. Teste: Robert Erwin, Henry Fry, James McCallister, John Neely, George ( ) Gibson, Robert McClenachan, James Madison.