Facts and Events
John Tate was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Tate's land (Beverley Manor SW, 2 Tracts: 1) 344 acres patented in 1749; 2) 160 acrers acquired from Francis Beaty in 1755) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: tract of James Tate, relationship unknown, (371 acres, 1811), is adjacent to John's tract acquired from Francis Beaty; tract of Thomas Tate, relationship unknown), (170 acres, 1753) is also nearby to the northwest).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 217.--5th April, 1749. Wm. Beverley to John Teat, 344 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner James Linn, Steel's land. Corner Jno. Lockhart, Brackenridge s line.
- Page 190.--28th June, 1755. Francis Beatey, surveyor, to Jno. Teat, plantationer, £25, 160 acres in Beverley Manor on Beverley Manor and Borden's lines, cor. survey for James Lockhart, gent., being the place known as Beatey's well place. Teste: David Hay, Jno. and Pat. Campbell, Thos. Teat.
- Page 252.--18th March, 1760. Same (From Thomas ( ) Beard and Margaret), Baird to John Tate, £67.10.0, 309-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor; corner James Lynn; corner David Steel. Teste: Thomas Teat.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 339.--17th May, 1768. John Tate to Thomas Tate, £1, 200 acres, corner James Lynn and John Tate. Teste: Thomas Paxton, Finley McClure. Delivered: Pat. Campbell. 4th August, 1773.
- Page 75.--18th March, 1772. John Tate and Mary to James Tate. Teste: William Campbell. Wm. Livingston. Thomas Tate.
- Page 520.--15th May, 1779. John Tate and Mary to Hance Patton.
- Page 89.--11th March, 1785. John Taite, Sr., to Thomas Stevenson Delivered to Jacob Swallow 1st June, 1787, 400 acres patented to said John Taite on Pine Run, a branch of South River near South Mountain. Teste: Samuel McConkey, Anthony Mustoe.
Will of John Tate
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 41.--John Tate's will; dated 21st November, 1792; proved, 1st April, 1801--Third son, John; oldest son, Thomas, tract to John and Isaac Tate, sons of James, deceased, his grandsons; daughter, Eleanor Stuart; son, Robert Tate; son Robert and son-in-law Benj. Stewart, executors.
- Page 81.--1st April, 1801. Robert Tate, executor of John Tate. bond.
Records of John Tate in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 330.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Helen Mitchell, widow, £6.8.6; 200 acres in Beverley Manor; Brackenridge's line; corner to Teat's line; corner to David Doak; John Lockhart's corner; John Teat's land. Witnessed and proved as above.
- Page 432.--19th November, 1747. £27 current money Virginia. George Brackenridge to Thomas Beard, 309-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to James Lynn and John Tate; corner to David Steel. Teste: James Fulton, Samuel Wilson, Samuel Steel. Acknowledged by George, 18th November, 1747, and Ann releases dower.
- Page 24.--Wm. Beverley to Nathaniel Steel, Beverley Manor; corner John Teat and Geo. Brackenridge, Jno. Lockhart and Ramsey, David Steel, James Fulton, 17th June, 1748.
- Page 757.--22d May, 1750. James Lynn to Andrew Lynn, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, Saml. Doak's line. Burner Hill; corner Jno. Teat and Saml. Wilson. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Elijah McClenachan, John Ramsey.
- Page 496.--12th November, 1757. Andrew Steel to his son, Samuel Steel, £60, 240 acres, part of the tract where Andrew now lives, containing 463 acres, conveyed to Andrew by Borden; cor. Ro. Henry and Andrew Steel, Wilsons line; cor. Andrew Duncan; cor. Joseph Kennedy. Teste: Jno. Tat. Delivered: Samuel Steel, August, 1770,
- Page 198.--20th November, 1759. Helenor (Helander) ( ) Mitchell to Robt. Mitchell, £5, 200 acres in Beverley Manor, Robt. Wilson s line; corner Jno. Teate (Tate), David Doack's land; Jno. Lockart s corner. Teste: James Kowan.
- Page 505.--19th August, 1766. Robert Beverley to Nathaniel Steel, £10, 180 acres; corner John Tate, Thomas Tate's line. Delivered: Nathaniel Steel, April, 1773.
- Page 236.--16th March, 1768. Nathaniel ( ) Steel and Rosana to David Steel, £12, 202-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor, part of the tract Nathaniel formerly lived on; corner John Tate's land; corner John Fulton. Delivered: David Steel, 16th November, 1771.
- Page 437.--10th October, 1769. Francis Beaty, of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Gent., to his brother-in-law, John Tate, power of attorney to sell all lands belonging to Francis, including land bought of John Keer, on Flat Spring Branch, joining the other land where I last lived; also 200 acres joining Charles Berry. Teste: Robert Gay, John and James Beaty. (Note: this record proves that Francis Beatty and John Tate were brother's-in-law).
- Page 371.--14th April, 1804. Will of George Adam Bright, mentions John Tate's land on Pine Run:
- I give & bequeath to my son John Bright his heirs & assigns forever all that tract of said land I own lying on the head of Pine run adjoining the lands of John Tate, dec., & a survey I have between the saw mill & the line including by Patent about two hundred & forty acres.