Facts and Events
Joseph Claypool was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- P687: Joseph Claypool of Hampshire County, 174 acres in the Cove in Forks of Cow Run Branch of Lost River in said Co. Surv'd 3 Dec. 1754 for John Dunbar by John Mauzy and forfeited & recorded in Book N. Deed to Joseph Claypool assignee of John Dunbar. 21 Nov. 1771. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 214].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 79.--19th August, 1761. Mary Jackson's (late Mary Claypole) settlement of estate of William Claypole recorded--To Jno. Wright, Francis McBride, Jno. Dunbar, Jno. and Jos. Claypole, Mr. Johns, Evan Thomas. Sale bill, viz: To Robert Williams, Jersmons Peir, Arthur Trader, Moses Samples, John Douglass, Jno. Arshers, James Cohoon, Dennis Henry, Wm. Cimsey, Andw. Sedusky, Rees Thomas, Henry Harvey. (Note: William Claypool was Joseph's brother).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1789 (A to G). - Andrew Donnolly, of Greenbrier, vs. Hugh Millar.--In October, 1785, the General Assembly appropriated funds to build a road from eastern to western waters and defendant became contractor and plaintiff was his partner. The road was from Greenbrier C. H. to the Kenoway. The people themselves divided the whole county into thirteen districts, and each district elected a parson to form a committee to superintend the business. The committee appointed Hugh Millar foreman to undertake on behalf of the people and went security in the bond for his performance and took bond of him with condition that equal justice might be done to all. The committee divided the road into thirteen parts, that each individual might work out the tax he was in arrears. At the dividing, Colonel Donnelly told the committee he owed the treasury £170 of taxes due for 1782 as sheriff, and that he thought himself included in the law. Committee refused to grant a certificate to Donnelly because he did not make it appear that he was in the law, etc. (a full account of the transactions). At a meeting of the committee of the inhabitants of the county of Greenbrier, held 30th September, 1786, Hugh Miller, William Renick, John Anderson, James Graham, William Morris, William Johnston, Alexander Welch, Thomas Wright, Samuel Williams, Joseph Claypool, John Hutcheson, Hugh Capertin, and Archibald Hauley; Resolved, (Colonel Donnally assigned a district from Capt. Morris district on Bell Creek to 67th mile tree on Rich Creek). A copy. Teste. W. H. Cavendish, Clerk of Committee. Know all men, etc., I, Hugh Millar, of county of Greenbrier, etc., bound to John Anderson, James Graham, William Morris, Hugh Capertin, William Renick, Archibald Hauley, Joseph Claypool, John Hutcheson, Samuel Williams, Thomas Wright, William McCoy, John Byrnside, John Stuart for Alexander McCoy, William Johnston in £10,000, 25th May, 1786. Condition to do justice to all the inhabitants as foreman in the prosecution of the work.