Facts and Events
Moses Hall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Vol. 2 - 1749, September 5th--Moses Hall, 150 (acres), on Pudding Spring; surveyed.
- Page 433.--On Pudding Spring Draft, patented to Moses Hall (wife Honore), 16th August, 1756, 12th February, 1755. Delivered: John McDougal, 25th March, 1791, for Mr. Hogshead. (Note: according to the processioning list of 1760, listed below, Pudding Spring Draft is near Mossy Creek, a tributary of the South Branch, Shenandoah River).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 433, 16 Aug 1773: Moses Hall and Honorah to William Hogshead. 2 tracts: Pudding Spring Draft. 1) 104 acres; 2) 90 acres
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 Moses Hall in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- 1758 Military Provisions: "At a General Assembly, begun held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg on Thursady the fourteenth day of September . . . in the year of our Lord 1758, being the first session of this assembly, Chapter I, an Act for the defence of the frontiers of this colony, and for other purposes there-in mentioned . . . be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that so much money as shall be necessary for the purposes shall be paid by John Robinson, esquire, treasurer . . . The Schedule to which this act refers. To the Militia of the County of Augusta, and for Provisions furnished by sundry inhabitants of the said county, viz . . . To Sampson Archer, John McKay, Robert Minnis, Henry Smith, John Snmith, Adam Stephenson, William McGill, jun., Robert Boyd, William McGill, sen., Matthwe Patton, Moses Hall, Peter Venenian, John Young, Michael Erhart, William Minter, Richard Wilson, John Shanklin, Edward Megary, Paul Shever, James McClure, James Fowler, Joseph Skidmore, Nicholas Huffman, Henry Peninger, and Robert Megary, three shillings each. [Source: Virginia Laws, Statutes, etc. The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, by William Waller Hening, Charlottesville, Published for the Jamestown Foundation of the Commonwealth of Virginia by the University Press of Virginia, 1969 (reprint of: v. 1-13, New York, Richmond, Philadelphia, 1823)]
- 10 May 1761 - Moses Hall is appointed Surveyor of Highways in the room of William Brown... [Source: Augusta County Order Book, Page 1].
- 19 August 1761 - Ordered that the road from Abraham Smiths to this Court House be discontinued and that Moses Hall the Surveyor be Exempted from working thereon. [Source: Augusta County Order Book, Page 58].
- 18 Nov 1763 - 320 acres of John McCoy added to tithables. 200 acres of Moses Hall added to tithables. [Augusta County Order Book VIII, p. 374].
- Page 258.--19th May, 1767. William Shannon and Jean ( ) to Robert Gragg, £35, 100 acres, part of 400 patented to William Humphrey, 25th June, 1747, and by him conveyed to Henry Smith, and by him to Wm. Shannon, on North River Shanando, white oak on Castle Hill. Teste: Samuel McFeeters, Moses Hall, John ( ) Cozby. Delivered: Frederick Michael, 7th March, 1792.
- Page 417.--18th August, 1767. Edwad Erwin to William Shannon, release deed for 400 acres mortgaged by grantee to grantor, 20th March, 1765. Moses Hall, Samuel McFeeters, Robert Gragg. Delivered: Col. Abraham Smith, 25th October, 1768.
- Page 55.--17th November, 1767. Appraisement of Wm. Rallstone's estate (by Moses Hall, Adam Stephenson, Samuel McPheeters), recorded.
- Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Records
- Augusta County Order Book
- Familysearch (wife as Hannah Bolling), may need research.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 FamilySearch: Unidentified database - please replace source when identified.