Facts and Events
John Weir was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Weir's land (Borden Tract NE, Two Tracts: 1) 201 acres, patented on 17 August 1765; 2) 266 acre tract (mis-labeled as 250 acres on the Hildebrand Map), acquired from William Lockridge and Agnes on 23 October 1765.) 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.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 156.--17th August, 1765. Same (From Borden's Executors) to John Weir, £35, 201 acres, part of 92100; Wm. McCandless' corner. Delivered: Jno. Weir, February, 1783. (Note: this record was listed consecutively with John's brother, Joseph Weir, who acquired an adjoining 199-acre tract).
- Page 485.--23d October, 1765. William Lockridge and Agness ( ) to Jno. Wier, £131, 266 acres in Borden's tract; corner Beard, Wm. Moore's line; corner Alexander's land, McCanlees line. Teste: Benj. ( ) Blackburn, Samuel ( ) Wier, Robert Alexander, Thos. Bowyer, William Crow, David Stewart. Delivered: Robert Steel, 15th March, 1813, by order of John Wier.
- From "Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution", by Penelope Johnson Allen, pg. 50:
- Pg. 54 - Will of John Weir, Written January 7, 1800.
- Wife Agnes; 3 youngest daughters: Nancy, Phebe and Susannah; 2 daus. Betsy and Jane; sons Benjamin, George, Hugh when he comes of age; dau. Mary Cunningham; dau. Margaret Wilson.
- Wife Agnes, son Benjamin and son-in-law John Wilson Executors.
- Teste: John Nelson, Reuben Payne, Allen Mathis.
- August Sessions, 1800.
- Will of John Weir/Wear:Washington County, Tennessee Vol 1 1778-1820 pg 58 - source pg 54
- Probate Aug 1800. Witnesses Reuben Payne and Allen Mathew, Executors: Agnes Wear, Benjamin Wear, John Wilson.
- Deed Bk 11.
- Some sources claim this John Weir's birthdate is 02 Jan 1740/41, but that appears to be in error and may have been copied from another John Weir, of Bucks County, PA, son of Robert Weir.
- ↑ The Blackburn Family of Washington County, aol home page, (http:/members.aol.com/JPayne5744/Black.htm).