Facts and Events
Joseph Long was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 25 July 1746 - 400 acres granted to each Joseph and Samuel Long north side of Short Mountain on Buffalo Creek. [Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Source: Land Office Patents No. 24, 1745-1746, p. 292 (Reel 22). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia]
- Page 160.--Same date (28th November, 1751). Same (from James Patton) to Joseph Long, 50 acres on Buffalo Creek by patent as above. Buffalo Creek of James.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 250.--__ November, 1755. Joseph Long to Samuel Gibson, 60 acres on Buffalo Creek, a branch of James.
Will of Joseph Long
- Page 210.--11th September, 1757. Joseph Long's will--To son Samuel, tract at the Welch cabins; to son Henry, tract near place called Billar Spring; to son Joseph, infant, tract where testator lives; to son John, tract at the Big Spring known as Island Ford. (All these tracts now are in one, and these are appointed to divide, viz: Richard Woods, John Hannah, James Beats, James Alexander); to wife Anna; to daughter Agness Cohoun, 5 shillings; to daughter Gennet Long; to daughters Gennet, Elizabeth, Ann, Ruth. Executors, wife Anne and son Henry. Teste: John Long, Wm. Long, Thos. Stewart, James Alexander. Proved, 16th November, 1757, by Wm. and Jno. Long, and James Alexander. Henry Long refuses to execute. Ann qualifies with Richard Woods, Robert Young, Alex. Ritchey.
- Page 288.--6th March, 1758. Joseph Long's appraisement, by Peter Wallace, James Beats, Henry Kirkcum, Joseph Lapsely.
Records in Pennsylvania
- 1736, Aug 3, Joseph Long is a witness to proceedings; “Joseph Long, Joseph Robison, Samuel Crocket, James McKurtle, William Montgomery that each of them appear and give evidence against Robert Craig for assaulting and beating Jos: Crocket. Robert Montgomery: for assaulting and beating Alexandr Moore. Jury as above find him guilty. Fined two shillings and six pence plus costs. James Montgomry: for assaulting and beating Alexander Moore. Fined two shillings and six pence plus costs“. [Lancaster County, Pennsylvania]
Processioning List of 1756
- "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 171.--1756: Processioned by Henry Kirkum and William Hall, viz: For Samuel Gipson, for Paul Whitley, for John Mitchell, for Michael Daugherty, for Henry Kirkum, for Joseph Long, for James Gilmore, for John and Alex. Walker, for John Batty.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:(unless otherwise listed)
- Vol. 2 - 1742 Augusta County, Virginia Muster Rolls Captain John McDowell's List: John McDowell, Captain, James McDowell, Ephraim McDowell, David Breeden, Alex. McClewer, John McClewer, Halbert McClewer, Sam McRoberts, Thomas Taylor, John McKnab, And. McKnab, Thos. Whiteside, Malco Whiteside, John Aleson, David Bires, Alex. McClure, Moses McClure, John Gray, Patt McKnabb, William Hall, John Miless, Wm. Miles, James Hardiman, Charles Quail, Wm. Wood, Hen. Kirkham, Gilbert Gamble, James Gamble, Rob. Young, Math, Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Long, James More, Hugh Cuningham, James Cuningham, John Cares, Frances McCowan, Hum. Beaker, John Peter Salley, Mitch. Miller, Loromor Mason, John Matthews, John Cosier, Irwin Patterson, Edward Patterson, Joseph Finney, Michael Finney, Sam Wood, Rich. Wood, Joseph Lapsley.
- Orange County Road Orders: On the thirteenth day of March, 1745, we the undersigned subscribers, have viewed and laid off and marked the road in the said order as followeth, viz:... [portions omitted]...; and that the road continue from Beverley Manor line to Gil Campbell's Ford on the North Branch of the James River, and that Captain Benjamin Borden, Captain William Evins and Captain Joseph Culson be overseers, and the gang to clear the same, be all the inhabitants above Beverley Manor Line and Gilbert Campbell's Ford to a Cherry Tree bottom on James River, and that Richard Wood, Gilbert Campbell, Joseph Sapsley [sic, s/b Lapsley] and Joseph Long be overseers, and that all the inhabitants between said rivers clear the same; and that the road continue from the said Cherry Tree bottom to Adam Harman's on the New, or Wood's River, and that Captain George Robinson, James Campbell, Mark Evins and James Davinson be overseers, and that all the inhabitants between the James and Wood's River clear the same. [Source: "German New River Settlement", by Heavener, pg. 13-14].
- Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (130) Road ordered from North Fork of James to Looney's Ford on So. Fork James--with all tithables except John Boyr, Jos. Long and Jno. Peter Sallings's families.
- Vol. 2 - Page 4.--3rd September, 1747: Processioners appointed, viz: Capt. James Campbell and Erwin Patterson, on waters of Roanoke; John Sloane and Hugh Caruthers, on South Side of South Branch of James River joining Roan Oke; Joseph Long and Richard Woods, in Forks of James River; Alex. McClure and Robert Huston, from North Branch of James River to Andrew Baxter's, thence on a straight line to John Hayse's Mill, joining the North Mountain; Francis McCown and John Montgomery, from Andrew Baxter's on a straight line to John Hayse's Mill, joining the North Mountain to the Upper line of Beverley Manor; [remainder of paragraph omitted].
- Page 232.--11th December, 1749. Saml. Crockett's will, of Reed Creek, farmer--Wife, Esther; executors, Wife and James Montgomery; son, John; five sons; some of children are infants; daughters, Agness, Jane, Catherine; guardian of children, Joseph Crockett. Teste: Joseph Crockett, John Noble, John Downing. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Joseph Crockett and Jno. Noble; and both executors qualify, with surety Joseph Long. (Note: Samuel Crocket's son Samuel, Jr. married Joseph Long's daughter, Elizabeth).
- Page 3.--26th November, 1751. Robert Remick and Elizabeth, to Francis McCewn, yeoman, 300 acres on Cedar Creek of James River, at a place called Timber Plain; corner John Poack. Teste: Jno. Archer, Wm. Lusk, Joseph Lang. Delivered: Francis McKown, 19th May, 1752.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1753. - (415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754 (Part 1). - Petition for road from Joseph Long's mill to James Young's mill and by William Hall's, on the North River, and into the Great Road on James Thompson's plantation. It is our course to meeting, mill and market. John Carr, James Campbell, Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitly, John Collyer, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, James Barton, William Waddington, William Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Hutton, William Todd, James Bates, James Footd, James Young, Patrick Young.
- Page 11.--20th March, 1754. John Ruckman's appraisement, by Joseph Long, John Hanna, James Bets, Henry Kirkum.
- Page 55.--14th May, 1754. James Trimble, Assistant Surveyor, enters 200 acres on a branch that runs into the main river at or in Given's place formerly entered and gave up by Joseph Long. And a tract of 200 acres joining his own land upon a branch of Buffalo Creek that runs through Hugh Lusk's land.
- Page 183.--24th January, 1755. Robert Ewing and Mary, of Lunenburg County, to Benj. Starrat, £38, 10, 160 acres on Glade Creek, of Roanoke, patented to Robert, 15th December, 1749. Teste: James Callhoun, Hugh and Pat. Callhoun, Jos. Long, Wm. Sayers.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com Public Member Trees.