Facts and Events
Michael Dickey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
- Michael Dickey acquired two tracts "on head branches of Naked Creek" of 350 and 170 acres, prior to August 1749, as shown in Chalkley's records, listed below. It is probable that if the deed was recorded prior to late 1745 that it is likely located in Orange County (the predecessor county of Augusta), Virginia records.
- Page 259.--17th January, 1792. William Wilson and Elizabeth to Michael Dickey, James Allen, Thomas Fraim, Alexander Robertson, Jos. Bell, Robert Kinney, David Stephenson, James Seawright, William Young and William Craig, trustees of Augusta Stone Meeting House Congregation, the graveyard contagious to said Meeting House. (Note: Michael Dickey was one of the trustees of the Stone Meeting House Congregation).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 351.--18th May, 1768. Michael Dickey and Mary to James Dickey, his son, £40, 160 acres, part of two tracts surveyed for Michael, one containing 350 acres, the other 170 acres on head branches of Naked Creek. Delivered: James Dickey, June, 1771.
Will of Michael Dickey in Augusta County, VA
- Page 21.--22d April, 1799. Michael Dickey's will---To sons, John and William; to son James, in Kentucky; to daughter. Mary Greer; to daughters. Margaret Kirkpatrick, Mary Greer, and Elizabeth Beard; to grandchildren, Mary and James Oliver, whose father lives in Georgia to daughter, Jean Oliver. Executors, Wm. Young, Sr., of Augusta, and son-in-law David Beard, of Rockbridge. Teste: Wm. Wilson, James Young, Hugh Brown. Proved, 25th November. 1805, by Wilson and Brown. Beard is dead and Young refuses. And at 27th January, 1806, John Dickey and Dickey Beard apply for administration. Elizabeth Beard also applies. Administration granted John Dickey and Elizabeth Beard. John refuses to act in conjunction with any one else, and Elizabeth qualifies.
- Vol. 2 - 27th January, 1806 -- Elizabeth Beard, administrator of Michl. Dickey.
Processioning List of 1760
- "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:
- Page 272.--1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young, for James Anderson, for Alex. Blair, for John Anderson, for John Francey, for Wm. Cunningham, fnr John McKemy. for Walter Trimble, for Hugh Dever, for John Davies, for _____ Doughlas, for Daniel Smith, for Bigham's land formerly known by the name of Gragg's, for Gabriel Pickens, for Robert Poage, for Abraham Smith, for Isaiah Shipman, for David Robiston, for Silas Hart, for John Cunningham, for Henry Smith, for Widow Ramsey, for Thomas Woodal, for Moses Hall, for Andrey McCown, for James Bell, for Edward Erwin, for Alex. Craig, for Wm. Frame, for Thos. Waterson, for Francis Brown, for John King, for John Searight, for John Kear, for Hugh Campbell, for Alex. Kile, for Robert Fowler, for James Gamble, for James Leeper, Sr. and Jr., for James Blair, for Edward Erwin's land formerly known as Brownlee's place, for Adam Stevenson, for Umphrey's place on North River, for Stevenson's place they live on, for Jacob and Christian Roleman, for John Malcom, for William Flimen, for Charles Campbell, for Robert Campbell, for William Brown, for Widow and John and James Alexander, for Michael Dickey, for James Young, for James Patterson, for Andrew Erwin, for John Erwin, for Edward Erwin, for Francis Erwin, for Hugh Campbell, Jr., for James McGill, for Robert Brown, for James Young.
Records of Michael Dickey in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 2 - Copies of Musters of Augusta County, as of 1742 - Capt. James Cathey's List: James Cathey, Captain; John Given, John Case, Andr. Case, Will Brown, David Logan, John Case, Sam Case, Thos. Stephenson, David Stephenson, John McClewer, Joseph Hanna, John Frame, Hugh Camble, Michel Dickey, Nichel Leeper, Sam Hues, Rob. Craig, Wm. Monson, William Johston, James Givens, David Nelson, Rob. Koney, James Fowler, Edw. Givens, James Case, George Anderson, Nathan Underwood, George Anderson, James Scott, Andr. Cathey, Francis Raley, John McCown, John King, Robert Joweter, Rob Brown, Rob. McDowell, Wm. Hains, James Allan, Jams. Chambers, Sam Givens, Thos. Lander (Lauder), Archabel Hamilton.
- Page 346.--18th August, 1747. Francis Beaty to Andrew Alexaner, £25 current money Virginia; 158 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Robert Wilson's land; corner to Thomas Shield's land; Thomas Brown's line Teste: John Maxwell, James Hamilton, Michael Dickey. Acknowledged by Francis, 19th August, 1747, and wife Martha releases dower.
- Page 298.--18th August, 1749. James Wood, above, to James Trotter On Naked Creek, 268 acres. Michael Dickey's line. Patented to James, 12th January, 1746. Teste: William Burk.
- Vol. 2 - 1751. - Petition for road from John Davis's Mill to Woods's Gap, or to the road now clearing over the mountain near said Gap: Andrew Erwin, Robert Fowler, Edward Erwin, Francis Ervin, Charles Campbell, Michael Dickey, Hugh Diver, John Davies, John Francis, Andrew McCombe, John Magill, Hugh Campbell, Robert Carskadan, William Frame, Robert Campbell, Robert Brown, Charles Diver, Daniel Smith, William Alexander, James Patterson, William Magill, John Erwine, Edward Erwine, Benjamin Erwin, William Brown, Henry Smith, David McCammis, James Anderson, Robert Gamble, Francis Brown, Gabriel Pickens.
- Page 243.--11th April, 1751. Hugh Campbell, yeoman, to William Alexander, farmer, 400 acres, on Naked Creek; corner Michael Dickey, Esther, wife of Hugh. Teste: Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, John Hear (Ker?), John Alexander.
- MAY 28, 1751. - (574) Road ordered from John Davis's mill to Wood's New Cleared Gap, and John King, with Andrew Erwin, John McGill, Wm. McGill, Robert Fowler, Hugh Campbell, John Erwin, Edward Erwin, Robert Carscaden, Francis Erwin, Edward Erwin, Wm. Frame, Benj. Erwin, Charles Campbell, Robert Campbell, Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, Robert Brown. Henry Smith, Hugh Diver, Charles Diver, David McCummins, John Davis, Danl. Smith, James Anderson, John Francis, Wm. Alexander, Robert Gamble, Andrew Combe, James Patterson, Francis Brown, Gabriel Pickens, keep it in repair.
- Page 488.--27th August, 1751. William Alexander to Martha Alexander, widow, 200 acres, part of William's 400-acre patent, near Long Glade; corner Michael Dickey. Delivered: James Alexander, May, 1768.
- Page 512.--19th March. 1755. Jamea Trotter and Mary to Hugh Campbell £50, 268 acres on Naked Creek; Michael Dickey's line; conveyed to Trotter by James Wood, 18th August, 1749.
- Page 465.--17th August, 1757. Hugh Campbell and Esther ( ) to Jno. Hair, Sr., £10, 160 acres on Fowler's Branch of North River Shanando, between Naked Creek and North River, patented 16th August, 1757. Teste: Andrew Alexander, Michael Dickey, James Allen. Delivered: Jno. Hare, January. 1763.
- Page 115.--16th May, 1759. James Leeper to his son, James Leeper. £5 on Naked Creek of North River patented to James, Sr.. one patent 12th July, 1746. part of patent 26th April. 1746, containing 230 acres. Teste: Michael Dickey. Delivered Wm. McMullin, July 1761.
- Page 312.--12th September, 1763. James Leeper's estate appraised, by Michael Dickey, Jno. King, Andrew McComb.
- Vol. 2 - Processioner's Appointed, 1764 - Michael Dickey, Ben. Harrison, Michael Hogshead, James Gamble, from Court House to Jenning's Gap, then along the Mountain to the Dry River, down the same to the North River, down to Fowler's, thence to Staunton.
- Vol. 2 - AUGUST 22, 1767. - (252) Surveyors of highway appointed: Francis Erwin, Jr., from Charles Campbell's Run to John Davis's Mill, vice Michael Dickey.
- Vol. 2 - NOVEMBER 23, 1767. - (436) Jurors: Mathew Reed, John Francisco, John Clark, Archer Mathews, John Wallis, John Thompson, James Buchanan, Alexr. Thompson, John Bigham, Joseph Henderson, Thos. Rhoades, Michael Dickey.
- Vol. 2 - NOVEMBER 23, 1767. - (449) Robert Hartgrove appointed Constable in Staunton. (450) Witnesses: Samuel Henderson, John Seewright, Gawin Leeper, Michael Dickey, Margaret Leeper.
- Page 345.--17th May, 1768. James ( ) Alexander, eldest son and heir-at-law of William Alexander, deceased, to John Alexander, 20 shillings, part of 400 acres patented by William Alexander, deceased, containing 200 acres, being tract conveyed by William Alexander, deceased, to Martha Alexander, 27th August, 1751, and after decease of Martha, who died intestate, descended to said William as heir-at-law to Martha, and after decease of William, who died intestate, descended to James Alexander as eldest son and heir, lying near the Long Glade; corner said William; corner Michael Dickey. Delivered: John Alexander, 23d June, 1786 (?).
- Page 143.--19th March, 1771. John King and Mary to John Poage, £335, four tracts on south side Middle River of Shanandore and on both sides of the Falling Spring Branch: A, 44 acres, part of 90 acres patented to Robert King, 1st August, 1745 and by his will devised to his two daughters, Elizabeth and Catharine, and on division this 44 acres became the property of Katharine, wife to James Blair, who conveyed to John King, 18th September, 1763, corner Robert Patterson, now Robert Young's; also B, 30 acres adjoining above, part of 115 acres patented to William Sharp, 10th March, 1756, and coneyed to John, July, 17; also C, 95 acres adjoining, patented to John, 20th July, 1768; D, 148 acres, patented to said John, 20th July, 1768. Teste: Michael Dickey, John King, Robert Young. Delivered: John Poage, devisee of John Poage, deceased, 1st October, 1799.
- Page 261.--13th January, 1772. David McCoskry and Grisel ( ) to Samuel Kirkpatrick, £10, 100 acres on Mill Creek in Timber Grove, part of Borden's 92,100. Teste: Alexander McCoskry. Delivered: Michael Dickey. 28th July, 1774.
- Page 84.--17th November, 1772. John Poage to Rev. John Craig, John Anderson, Robert Poage, Alexander Blair, James Allen, Sr., Alexander Walker, Michael Dickey. James Henderson, Andrew McComb, James Allen, Jr., George Moffett, being the session and regularly chosen for the Congregation of Augusta or Stone Meeting House and appointed as Commissioners to act in behalf of said congregation and to accept and take a title for a tract of 27 acres for the sole use of a Dissenting Presbyterian Congregation as a place of Public Worship. Patent to John Poage, 14th July, 1769, corner old brick kiln.
- Page 69.--18th May, 1779. Recorded. Charles Campbell's appraisement--Appraised by Michael and James Dickey, James and Archibald Henderson.
- Page 63.--17th August, 1779. Peter Venimon and Elizabeth ( ), of Rockingham, to John Wormsley, patent to Peter 1st March, 1773, on Dry Run of North Fork of South Branch of Potomac. Teste: Thos. Myns, Richard Barret. Page 67.--Teste: Thomas Steel, Michael Dickey.
- Page 309.--19th September, 1780. (Record very dim.) John Alexander and James Alexander and Rachel ( ) to John Long, £281, two tracts containing 200 acres, part of 400 acres granted to William Alexander, corner Wm. Alexander, Michael Dickey.
- Page 532.--15th July, 1782. William Hinds, heir-at-law of John Hind, deceased, to John and William Dickey. Teste: Michael and James Dickey.
- Page 410.--7th February, 1784. James Henderson's will--To wife, Martha; to sons, William and David; to daughter, Sarah Stuart; to other 9 sons, James and Joseph; to James Dickey and John Dickey; to young James Dickey; to son, Archibald's (deceased) daughter, Eleanor, infant; to son, Archibald's (deceased) widow, Elizabeth. Executors, wife and William Dunlop. Teste: James Young, Wm. Alexander, Michael Dickey. Proved, 19th May, 1784, by the witnesses. Martha qualifies.
- Vol. 2 - 1787 - Commonwealth vs. Cavern.--Signatures of Hugh Brown, John Tanner (Johann Danner), James Hopkins, Andrew Wilson, John and Michael Dickey.
- Vol. 2. - Dickey vs. Dickey--O. S. 199; N. S. TO--Bill, ad October, 1807. On 26th September, 1805, Michael Dickey of Augusta, died testate, leaving only children, viz: John, William and James Dickey, Mary (wife of Alert. Greer), Elizabeth (widow of David Beard), Margaret (wife of Samuel Kirkpatrick), and grandchildren, James and Mary Oliver, children of daughter, Jean Oliver, deceased. Beard, Kirkpatrick and Greet live in Rockbridge, also James Oliver. Mary Oliver lives in Georgia. Power of attorney by James Dickey of Woodford County, Kentucky