Facts and Events
John Slaven was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 209.--15th November, 1777. James Morrow, of Botetourt, to John Slaven, on Jackson's River; corner Robert Dinwiddie.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 328.--__ _____, 1789. John Slaven and Elizabeth to John Huchin, 130 acres by survey. 9th June, 1780, on Back Creek of Greenbner River, corner Jacob Warrick.
Will of John Slaven
- Pg. 261. - Will of John Slaven (X), dated July 18, 1802.
- Wit: Thomas Galford, James Petyjohn and John Higgins
- Probated July 1803 Court
- Exec: son John
- Beg: 5 shillings to each Comfort, eldest daughter, William, Elizabeth, Neomah, John, Isaih, Ruben and Daniel.
- to sons Stuart and Henry tracts of 120 acres each at the back mountain.
- to son Henry and his wife Elizabeth all the property I have on the place.
- to son John "lands, messuages and tenements".
[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 33].
- pg. 269 - Inventory - John Slaven
- Submitted Sepg. 24, 1803 by Otho Wade, Abraham and John Gum, before W. Dinwiddie: 15 books, set of "cowper towls", loom, gears, redes.
[Source: Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 34].
Records of John Slaven in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1775; page 41, John Slavin, Jackson's River.
- Vol. 1 - 1781-2. - Petition for road from Levi Moore's, on Nap Creek, to Back Creek and up the Back Creek from William Green's to Crab Bottom, on head of South Branch Potomac. George Hoff, Ebrthe. Browner, Isaac Gum, Ebraham Ingram, James Patton, Peter Robertson, John Robertson, Back Calleway, James Dunwoddy, William Dunwoddy, John Slavens, Ruben Slavens, William Slavens, Esiah Slavens, Bige Warrin, John Waid, Leonard Waids, John Denston, William Green, John Townsend, James Townsend, Hezekiah Stout, Ephram Bates, James McClaughlin.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County; 1786--February 2, David Gregory and Margaret Warrick; David, son of Mary Gregory; Margaret, daughter of Wm. Warwick; surety, Wm. Rider; witness, John Slavins.