Facts and Events
John Stuart was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Not to be confused with John Stewart that married Sarah Givens, daughter of Samuel Givens. This John Stuart was some 20+ years younger than the other John Stuart.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 73.--19th August, 1766. James Henderson and Martha ( ) to John Stuart, £119.15, 157 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Mathew Robertson on Cathey's River; corner Robert Kenney's. Teste: Walter Cunningham, William Brown. Delivered: Archibald Dixon, 8th September, 1785. Teste: Samuel McConkey. deputy clerk. (Note: land provided to John and Sarah Henderson by Sarah's parents).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 410.--7th February, 1784. James Henderson's will--To wife, Martha; to sons, William and David; to daughter, Sarah Stuart; to other 9 sons, James and Joseph; to James Dickey and John Dickey; to young James Dickey; to son, Archibald's (deceased) daughter, Eleanor, infant; to son, Archibald's (deceased) widow, Elizabeth. Executors, wife and William Dunlop. Teste: James Young, Wm. Alexander, Michael Dickey. Proved, 19th May, 1784, by the witnesses. Martha qualifies. [Note: James Henderson was the father-in-law of John Stuart]