Facts and Events
Joseph Lair was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 220.--5th November, 1768. John Hughes and Sarah ( ) to Joseph Lear (Lair), £80, 224 acres at the Watering Spring of Linvel's Creek, by patent. Teste: Andrew Bird, Matthias Lair, Edward Sampson. Delivered: your father Mathias Lair, 25th June, 1771.
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Book O, Page 20 - Joseph Lair, 66 acres, Millers Round Hill. Adjoining John Reeves, Thomas Briant. January 3, 1782. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 103].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 197.--16th August, 1774. Joseph Lair to Andrew Lair, his brother, 224 acres patented to John Hughes and by him conveyed to, 5th November, 1768; 224 acres patented to said Lair 14th July, 1769, on Linvil's Creek.
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "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 446.--1767-68: Processioned by Joseph Skidmore, Geo. Dice, Henry Banener, viz: For Samuel Morrels, present Wm. Eaverman; for John Skidmore, present Valentine Cassel and Jacob Conrad; for Geo. Caplinger, present Jacob Harper and Jno. Caplinger; for Valentine Giles, deceased, present Geo. Giles; for Peter Flesher, for Henry Banener, for Woolrey Conrad, for George Dice. Processioned by Cornelius Ruddle, David Robeson: For Thomas Bryan, for John Linkhorn, for Robert Belshee, for Wm. Dunlap, for John Miller, for Wm. Pickens; for Mathias Leer, Jos. Leer present; for Tunish Vanpeter, for Abraham Miller, for George Speare, for Skid Muncy's land, for Cornelius Ruddle, for Thomas Moore, for David Robinson.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Alexander Campbell and Jane his wife, of Rockingham County, vs. Herring--O. S. 176; N. S. 62--Bill 29th May, 1804. Jane is one of sisters of the full blood of William Herring, late of Rockingham, who died intestate. At time of his death complainants lived in Ireland, where the other sisters now reside, but shortly afterwards removed to Rockingham. Thomas Herring of Rockingham, claiming as half-brother of William, administered. Answer questions Jane's relationship to William. Thomas Heron left Ireland about forty years ago. There was a coroner's inquest on William's body. He was drowned. Agreement dated 16th August, 1792, between the subscribers and William Herron, schoolmaster. William is to teach an English school at following rates, viz: for £30 he is to teach for one year and to have his boarding, washing, and lodging. He is to teach the scholars well and truly in Reading, Writing and also Arethmetick, with care and attention. 3d October the school is to commence. Jacob Lincoln, Solm. (?) Mathews, John Bordine (?), Jacob Custard, David Brumfield, Jos. Lair, Cornelius Bryan, Michael Warren, Jesse Ray, Hannah Haus, Thomas Bryan, Thomas May, David Caufman, George Crisman, William Gray, Thomas Bryan, Sr., Isaac Wisman, Wm. Ralston, Dives Bryan, John Bryan, Samuel Dehart, Mr. Traverse, Evin Thomas (Subscribers). Endorsed Linvills Creek School Article. Articles of Agreement, 27th November, 1790, between subscribers and William Herron, schoolmaster. William is to teach an English school three months for £7-10. Reading, Writing and Arathmetic. Benj. Tallman (4 scholars); James Henton (4 scholars); Hannah Harrison (2 scholars); Christian Miller (3 scholars); Engle Boyer (2 scholars); Samuel Allen (1 scholar); Reuben Harrison (4 scholars); Cap. Josiah Harrison (1 scholar); Jno. Armintrout (1 scholar), subscribers. Agreement as above dated 23d October, 1788, to teach Spelling, Reading, Writing and common Arithmetic. John Kirk, Jane Kirk, James Elliott, Wm. Sterrett, John Craford, James Trimble, Samuel Runkle, Frances Acord, James Reding, Jno. Hogshead, Thos. Eskil, Hannah Sawyers, Thos Tumblin, Jno. Ellott, Wm. Crafford, David Boyler, James Bell, Jno. Lamb. To be paid in grain, wheat at /3 and Rye at /26. William Blain deposes that William Herron was drowned in attempting to cross North River, Thomas Herring deposes, 1808, that from 1784 William until his death lived with him. Hugh Paul deposes that he was well acquainted with William Herron and Alexander Campbell's wife, and knows that they were full brother and sister. John Glendye deposes, 21st January, 1805, that he was acquainted with a certain William Herron in Ireland for some time before his death, being very aged when deponent first knew him. Deponent was the stated Minister of the Gospel in the Congregation of which said William was a member for about 20 years before deponent came to America. Said William was twice married and had children by the first marriage, particularly a son Thomas. Deponent never saw Thomas in Ireland, he having left there before deponent came to that congregation and had come to America, but since he came to America deponent has seen a Thomas Herron of Rockingham who he understands is the same Thomas. Deponent says he knew William Herron, Charity Herron, who married Thomas Kyle, since deceased, Jane Herron, who married Alexander Campbell (plaintiff), and Mary Herron, who married Thomas Mitchell, all children of William Herron by the second marriage. That William, Jr., frequently officiated as singing clerk to this deponent in his congregation in Ireland for several years. William, Jr., came to America some years before this deponent, but when deponent settled in Staunton, some time before William, Jr., died, the latter was an inhabitant and he officiated again as clerk for him in Staunton. Deponent knew Alexr. Campbell and his wife, Jane, in Ireland and since they came to America, and he celebrated their marriage. Taken at house of Nathan Griffith in Baltimore, 21st January, 1805.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).