Facts and Events
Joseph Weir was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Joseph Weir's land (Borden Tract NE, 199 acres, patented on 9 August 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. (Note: 201-acre tract patented by John Weir, Joseph's brother is adjoining Joseph Weir's tract to the north, and another tract acquired by John Weir later in 1765 from William Lockridge is located nearby to the north-east).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 153.--9th August, 1765. Borden's executors to Joseph Weir, £35, 199 acres, part of 92100; corner John Weir, Cowden's line.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - 1775--Fee Books of Augusta Court - Page 5, William Alexander, Merchant; Alexander McCoskry, Borden's Land; page 6, James Bratton, blacksmith; John Davis, hunter; page 8, Michael Mannon, son of William; John Willson, Jackson's River; page 9, William Porter, C. Cr.; Joseph Weir, Borden's Land. (Other records omitted).
- Vol. 2 - Paul vs. Paul--O. S. 107; N. S. 36--Petition for a new trial at law from Rockbridge. Bill, 1798. In May, 1798, decree was entered in Rockbridge County Court at suit of Andrew, Easter, Jean, Jennet Paul, James Beaty and Isabella, his wife, Joseph Weir and Margaret, his wife, heirs of John Paul, deceased, upsetting John Paul's will. Orator here is John Paul. Mary Paul was John's widow. Bill was filed in Rockbridge 1795. John Paul died in 1794, very aged. John Paul's will dated. Wife, Mary; son John and his two eldest sons, John and Andrew; daughters, Easter, Jan, and Jenney, Isabella Betsy, (Mary Paul, John's daughter?) son, James; son, Andrew; Mary Ray; Ester Ray, granddaughter. Dated 11th May, 1794. Offered in Rockbridge 6th January, 1795, but Court refused to allow it to be recorded, but 1st September, 1795, by order of District Court it was recorded in Rockbridge. Answer says John Paul, Sr., died 28th September, 1794, 78 years old.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 site of Marie Kristen Loughlin, Luck, WI. Family Tree Maker site - The Loughlin - Wagner Family Home Page.