Facts and Events
Malcolm McCoun was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
Malcolm McCoun acquired land from his father, Francis McCoun in his will:
- Page 94.--9th October, 1761. Francis McCown's will, farmer-wife, Margaret; sons, George and Francis; son, Malcom, the plantation formerly belonging to Mathew Young; son, James, the plantation in the Forks; daughters, Margaret, Nancy, Katrine; son, James, the plantation Saml. Norwood formerly lived on, and to pay Malcom i5 when come to age of "menuarty"; daughter, Isbell. Seven children. Executors, wife Margaret and son George. Teste: John Cunningham, Wm, McKemey John McNabb. Proved, 18th November, 1761, by the witnesses.--Margaret refuses to execute. George qualifies, with John McCown, Robt. Christian, George Moffett.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 541.--14th August, 1769. Malcom McQuon (Malcom McCown), of Forks of James, to Samuel Wilson, of said Forks, £100, on Whistle Creek in Forks of James containing 150-1/2 acres, corner formerly to Low Todd, now Hugh Cunningham. Teste: Jas. Hall, Joseph Walker, William Sproul.
Records of Malcolm McCoun in Augusta County, VA
- Page 341.--19th June, 1764. Richard Brush's appraisement (by Moses, John and Malcom McCown) recorded.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 24, 1767. - (322) John Taylor versus Malcolm McCown (son to John). James Gilmore witness. (Note: based upon this and another record listed below, Malcolm's mother had re-married to John Taylor prior to this date.).
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 28, 1771. - (208) Malcom McCown vs William Christian, Jr.--Defendant's death abates suit.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1767 (D). - John Taylor vs. Malcum McCown.--Defendant is widow's son. (Note: John Taylor in 1767 was the step-father of Malcolm McCown, which explains that record above refering to Malcolm as a "son of John Taylor".)
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1767 (D). - Malcolm McCown (widow's son) Dr., to John Taylor. 1766, February 5, to account.
- Deed Book, in Will, Bond and Appraisal of Malcom McCown, F:10-12, 24 Oct 1813, Primary quality.
- Malcom as listed in his father's will. He is the second son of Francis with this name. The other died previously or at least is not named in Francis will in 1761. This Malcom moved to what is now West Virginia. He left a will there 24 Oct 1813 (proven 14 Dec 1813).