Facts and Events
John Wallace was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Wallace's land (Borden Tract NE, 895 acres, 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: this tract is shown as two tracts (645 and 250-acre tracts) on the Hildebrand Map, shown above).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 528.--15th March, 1755. Borden's executors to John Wallace, plantationer, 895 acres in two tracts, part of 92,100, 645 acres on Walker's Creek; corner Wm. Reagh; corner Archibald Reagh. 250 acres adjoining above, including the Pond Spring, the Barrons. Delivered: John Buchanan, weaver, 19th September, 1755.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 538.--18th March, 1755. John Wallace, plantationer, to James Rutherford, plantationer, £20, 322-1/2 acres of Borden's tract on Walker's Creek: corner Wm. Reagh; Archibald Reagh's corner. Livery, &c. Delivered: John Buchanan, weaver, September, 1755. (Note: James Rutherford was the father-in-law of John Wallace).
Processioning List of 1756 & 1760
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 178.--1756: Processioned by Andrew hays and Jacob Anderson, viz: For Capt. Joseph Culton, for John Stuart, for Robert Stuart, for Alex. McCroskey, for Alex. Miller, for James Moor, for James Robson, for Wm. Reach, for Robert Roech, for James Ritherfoard, for Jno. Bounton, for Wm. Givin, for Robert Culton, for Wm. Porter, for John McCroskey, for Wm. Buchanan, for Charles Hays, for Alex. Walker, Jr., for Alex. Walker, Sr., for James Walker, for John Walker, for John Wallis, for Andrew Hays, for Jacob Anderson.
- Vol. 2 - Page 287.--1760: Processioned by Reagh and Huston: For James Walker, for James Robison, for James Moore, for Charles Hays, for Andrew Hays, for Samuel Dunlap, for Wm. Porter, for Robert Ealson, for James Anderson, for Jacob Anderson, for Wm. Young, for Alex. Walker, for Alex. Walker, Sr., for Robert Hurt, for John Edmiston, for James Buchanan, for William and Robert Buchanan, for Samuel Hayes, for John Robertson, for Mathew Robertson, for Widow Bell, for James Coulter, for John Buntin, for Wm. Buchanan, for Andrew Buchanan, for Alex. Miller, for John Wallace, for Samuel Buchanan, for Wm. Reaoh, for Joseph Culton, for John Walker, for Wm. Porter, for Robert Catton (Cotton), for John Hurt (Hart).
Records of John Wallace in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1750 (B). - John Wallace vs. John Craig and Isabella Helena, his wife.--Slander. John was unmarried 8th March, 1750. (Note: this record appears to show that John Wallace was unmarried in March 1750, which may indicate that his wife Isabel (Rutherford) had died prior to this date).
- Page 234.--19th January, 1758. Robert Bell's appraisement, by Jno. Wallace, Saml. Hays, James McCown, Alex. Buchanan.
- Page 96.--10th March, 1759. James McCowen and Margaret (her mark), weaver, to William Buchanan, farmer, £90, 370 acres in Borden's tract, conveyed by Borden to James and Margaret, recorded in Augusta, James Buchanan's corner, crossing Walker's Creek to said McCoven's run; Jno. Wallace's line. Teste: Alexander Archibald and Robt. Buchanan. Livery by keyl in the door of mansion house on the premises. Certificate says McCown. Delivered: Wm. Buchanan, November, 1762.
- Page 358.--14th May, 1760. James Buchanan's further appraisement, by Jno. Wallace, Steth (Streth, Heth?) Wilson, William Reah.
- Page 26.--18th May, 1761. John Culliland's appointment, by Alex. Buchanan, Jno. Wallace, Wm. Buchanan--Cash in Capt. Christian's custody; cash in Capt. Hog's hands.
- Page 379.--9th June, 1761. James Buchanan's will--To son Alexander Buchanan; to son Archibald Buchanan; to son John Buchanan; to sons Wm. and Robt. Buchanan; to wife Mary Buchanan; to sons Geo. and David Buchanan; to daughter Rebecky Buchanan. Executors, wife Mary and son Alexander. Teste: Daniel Nerrity, Jas. McCown, Wm. Scott. Proved, 19th March, 1765, by Daniel Harrison and Wm. Scott. Executors qualified, with Jno. Wallace, Jno. Buchanan. (Mary's mark ).
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 18, 1763. - (477) Andrew Russell, with two tithables, William Palmer, William Martin, Alexr. McDonald, Wm. Thompson, Alexr. Thompson, John Thompson, George Caldwell and his two sons. Wm. Henderson and John Wallace, to work the road from Christian's Creek to Rockfeil Gap.
- Page 407.--20th August, 1765. James Buchanan's appraisement (by David Hays, Jno. Wallace, Archibald Reaugh), recorded.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1767. - (436) Jurors: Mathew Reed, John Francisco, John Clark, Archer Mathews, John Wallis, John Thompson, James Buchanan, Alexr. Thompson, John Bigham, Joseph Henderson, Thos. Rhoades, Michael Dickey.
- Page 118.--18th May, 1768. Alexander Walker's bond (with Thomas Hudson, John Wallace) as administrator, c. t. a., of James Rutherford. (Note: James Rutherford was the father-in-law of John Wallace).
- Page 134.--24th December, 1760. James Rutherford's will, weaver-- Wife, Margaret; son, Samuel, deaf and dumb. My son, John Wallace, and my _____, Thos. Hudson. Executors, wife Margaret and Wm. Buchanan. Teste: William Thompson, Archibald Buchanan, James Buchanan, Wm. Buchanan. Proved, 17th August, 1768, by Archibald Buchanan. (Note: John was actually the son-in-law of James Rutherford, as was also Thomas Hudson mentioned).
- Page 219.--17th June, 1769. Margaret Rutherford's receipt to Alexander Walker, executor of James Rutherford, for her portion of her husband's estate. Teste: William Buchanan, Thos. Hutson, John Wallace.
- Page 242.--11th February, 1769. Margaret Rutherford's will--Widow, being old and failed in body; to son, Samuel Rutherford, deaf and dumb; to sons, John Wallace and Thomas Hutson; to Rebecca Campbell, after Samuel's death; to James Wallace, £7; to Robert Wallace, £5; to Margaret Hutson, £5; to Isbela Hutson, £5. Executors, Alex. Walker, William Buchanan. Teste: Robert Tedford, George Buchanan, Alex. Tedford, John Tedford. Proved, 18th May, 1774, by all the Tedfords. Executors ualified with David Tedford, John Wallace. (Note: Margaret was the mother-in-law of John Wallace. She named her grandchildren James and Robert Wallace, children of John Wallace, in her will).