Facts and Events
JOhn Tate was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Tate in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- John Tate's Declaration, September 7th, 1832: Born in Augusta August 6th, 1761. In 1777 he volunteered under Capt. Pat Buckhannon and Capt. Thomas Smith on an expedition against the Tories assembled near Peaked Mountain. The leaders were captured and lodged in jail. In 1779 he marched under Capt. James Tate, Pat Buckhannon and Francis Long to the relief of Donnelly's Fort. In 1780 his father moved to Botetourt. In January, 1781, Capts. Mays, John Cartmill, Mathew Wilson, Holstein and Boller were ordered into service. Declarant volunteered in Capt. Mays' Company under Maj. Thomas Rowland; joined Gen.. Green at Allamance; battle was fought at Reedy Fork of Haw River, and next day Capt. May and all the officers and men of his Company, except declarant and thirteen others, left the battlefield and came home. On the day after the fight Capt. James Tate and Capt. Smith, from Augusta County, arrived with their Companies. In July or August he volunteered in Capt. David Mays' Company and was present at the surrender. His discharge was signed by Wallace Estill, a Lieutenant of his Company. Henry Cartmill and John Hewitt served with him.
- ↑ Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes).
- ↑ FamilySearch: Unidentified database - please replace source when identified.