Facts and Events
John Smith was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 371.--17th August. 1774. Abraham Smith to John Smith, son of Daniel Smith. Whereas John Smith, brother of said Abraham Smith, about 1753 did agree with Silas Hart for the purchase of a tract on South Fork of North River of Shanandoah; John died in year 1757, haying will wherein he devised to above John. son of his brother Daniel Smith; Daniel paid the consideration to Hart. 1st June, 1756. and received deed to John, 1st June, 1756. John Smith's will was proved by only one witness and may be called in question by the heirs of said Abraham, who was eldest brother and heir-at-law of John, deceased. (Note: Abraham Smith was the uncle of this John Smith).