Facts and Events
John Rutledge was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 217.--8th January, 1746. Thomas Gillespy to James Bell and John Rutledge, £100; 400 acres on Long Glade, a draft of North River of Janendo (s/b Shanando); head of a draft of Naked Creek. Witnesses, Robert McClenachan. James Irwin, Thomas Rutlidge. Proved by all witnesses, 21st May, 1747.
Will of John Rutledge
- Page 390.-17th October, 1751. John Rutledge's will--Aged father: nephew, George Rutledge, was partner with James Bell in a tract of land; 400 acres on Long Glade conveyed to them by Thos. Gilespy; brother, Wm. Rutledge; brother, Thomas Rutledge; sister, Catherine Marshal; sister, Jean Rutledge. Executors, Thomas Rutledge and James Bell. Teste: William Armstrong, John Flood, Hugh Means. Proved, 26th November, 1751, by all witnesses, and Thomas Rutledge qualifies executor, with sureties Wm. Thompson, Wm. Preston.
- MAY 16, 1754 (198) Thomas Rutledge Admr. of John Rutledge, decd., Thomas and John were brothers.
John Rutledge's Administration
- Page 327.--21st May, 1756. Wm. Rutlidge, Thos. Rutledge, Wm. Marshall, Jean ( ) Rutledge, heirs and legatees of Jno. Rutledge, to James Bell. Receipt for £60 which Bell was required to pay in lieu of land held by Jno. Rutledge and James Bell from Thos. Gilespy.
Records of John Rutledge in Augusta County, VA
- Page 823.—31st March, 1750. Thomas Henderson, planter, of Albemarle, to Wm. Beverley, 391 acres, in Beverley Manor; corner Jno. Davison, Christie's Creek, Thos. Black's line. Teste: Richard Pringle, Jno. Rutlidge.
- Page 828.--3d April, 1750. Wm. Beverley to John Madison and James Lockhart, Gents., Church Wardens, hill above a spring, joining lots X and XI. 2-3/8 acres, as a place to erect and build a church, adjacent to Staunton. Teste: Wm. Russell, Jno. Rutlidge, Thos. Henderson.