Facts and Events
Martin McGraw was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- "From Greenbrier County, West Virginia Heritage", by S. Grose, pg. 132:
- Martin McGrew
- Although the surname is most often spelled "McGraw" in public records, documents bearing signatures show that this particular family used both names, McGrew and McGraw. Martin McGrew is my fifth great-grandfather and the earliest known record of him in Greenbrier is the 1796 tax list in which he and Anthony McGraw, no doubt related, were visited on 17 April. Research is currently underway to discern whether Martin was directly related to the first McGraw in the county, Samuel, who appeared in Greenbrier as early as 1782.
- Only three names of the children of Martin and wife, Margaret have been established: Mary Ann (m. William Wood 1900 [sic, s/b 1800], s/o Bailey), Martin Jr. (m. Nancy Hood [sic, s/b Wood] 1806, d/o Bailey; m. Sarah Johnson 1835), and Thomas (m. Catherine Withrow 1820, d/o William Withrow and Susannah Skaggs). Other children may have been: John (m. S. Anderson 1799), Elizabeth (m. S. Nelson 1810), Samuel (m. E. Hood 1812), William (m. L. Withrow 1813) and Henry. Evidence suggests this family lived in the area closest to the border of Monroe, as many records are also located in Union, some of the children having taken up residence on Wolf Creek with their spouses. [additional information at this source].