d.abt. November 1808
Facts and Events
Leonard Simmons was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:
- Leonard Simmons acquired more than 104 acres on the South Branch of the Potomac River, prior to 30 October 1767, and possibly as early as March 1764, as shown in the records below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 145.--23d August, 1768. Leonard ( ) Simmons to Adam Harper, £40, 104 acres on North Fork of South Branch of Potomac. Teste: Thomas Smith, Andrew Johnston. Delivered: Adam Harper, March, 1770.
- Page 526.--14th May, 1787. Leonard Simmons to Peter Simmons, his son, tract patented to Leonard by the Commonwealth, joining Mark Simmons and John Somvalt, crossing Gyle's Run.
Records of Leonard Simmons in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 324.--22d March, 1764. Michael Rhine's vendue recorded--To Nicholas Havener, Henry Flesher, Jacob Rolman, Frederick Opp, Thos. Miller, John Davis, Adam Stroud, Henry Stone. Castle Hover, Wm. Robinson, Jacob Bour, Paslin Hover, Elizabeth Rhine, Leonard Props, Jno. Dunkle, Peter Smith, Geo. Bush, Nicholas Summers, Mark Swatley, Henry Pickle, Francis Evick, Leonard Simmons.
- Land Grant Survey - Page 92 - Jacob Aberman, Jr., 71 acres, North of South Branch of the Potomack adjoining Leonard Simmons, John Aberman. October 30, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 34].
- Page 407.--28th November, 1775. Peter (mark) Hohl's will--To wife, Susannah Margaret, the Pennsylvania mare; to eldest son, Peter; to three eldest daughters; to youngest daughters, infants. Executor, eldest son Peter, land on Jackson River to be sold. Teste: Bernhard Lentz, Leonard Simon, Peter Fleisher. (True translation by John William Leo.) Proved 19th March, 1776, by the witnesses. Executor qualifies.
- Page 440.--19th November, 1776. Recorded. A list of the sundry articles appraised at Inn Peter Holes in the Crab Apple Bottom by Adam Loch, Leonard Simmons, Henry Bennigar.
- Page 8.--18th March, 1778. Mark Swadley's estate in account with Mathew Patton and Sebastian Hover--Paid Leonard Simon, Richard Beven, John Jordan, Nicholas Seamans, Christopher Crommett, Margaret Dyche, Peter Smith, Cutlip Gabbart; received William Jordan's account; Lewis Bakers' do.
- Page 147.--16th August, 1780. Recorded. Peter Hole's estate vendue bill--Sold to, viz: Peter Hole, Paul Summers, Neckless Harper, Wm. Dunwiddy. George Hole, Henry Fletcher, Joseph Ham, John Feris, Wm. McAlly, Barnard Lance, Enees Hole, Elias Painter, George Cowger, Capt. Parsons, Leonard Summons, Peter Segerfeet, Mike Mannen, widow Gregory, Roger Patton, Leasy Hole, James and Thomas Parsons, Conrad Lance, Miss Hole.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage bond in Augusta County - 1785--March 31, Philip Wimer and Sarah Simmon, daughter of Leonard and Catherine Simmon; surety, Nicholas Harper (German), of South Branch.
- Vol. 1 - JULY 17, 1787. - (345) Following reported as refusing to give in their taxes to Commissioner: Archibald Armstrong, Rebecca Black, John Black, Ephraim Bates, Daniel Callison, Christopher Crummett, Frederick Crummett, John Cowgar, Owley Conrad, Sr. and Jr., Samuel Carlile, Wm. Guy, Joanes Henderson, Henry Hufman, Robert Hutcheson, John Hinsher, John Lambert, Jr., Nathan Man, John McCutchen, John McLaughlin. William Joseph Newton, William Sexton, Henry Smith, Leonard Simmons, George and John Simmons, Jacob Snider, Peter Sickafoss, Leonard Simmons, Jr., Henry, Mark and Michael Simmons, Edward Thompson, Francis Tackett. Michael Woolfong, Elihab Wilson, Christian Waggoner.