Facts and Events
Moses Mann was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Acquisition of Land
Acquisition of Land:
- Moses Mann bought of James Boggs and Margaret his wife, of Greenbrier, 1784, for 100 pounds, a tract on Jackson's River adjoining Richard Morris and Andrew Kinkead. The acreage is not stated.
Disposition of Land:
- Jeremiah Carpenter of Greenbrier, for 300 pounds, bought of Moses Mann, son of John, deceased, and Fanny, wife of Moses, 160 acres, 1779.
- John Robinson bought of Moses Mann and Fanny his wife, 1784, 230 acres on Jackson's Rive for sixty pounds. [Source: "A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia", By Oren F. Morton]
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - McDowell vs. Robinson--O. S. 27; N. S. 9--Bill dated 5th May, 1791. Elizabeth McDowell, widow of James McDowell, who died October, 1771, intestate, leaving an only son James, an infant. Samuel McDowell of Kentucky, brother of James, qualified with Elizabeth, as Admrs. Deposition of Samuel McDowell in Mercer County, Kentucky, 20th November, 1792. Elizabeth brought suit in Botetourt in 1772, against Solomon Carpenter, which was tried in 1784. Solomon died before 1784 intestate, leaving several children, of whom Thomas was oldest; also a son, Jeremiah Carpenter. John Carpenter was son and heir of Thomas Carpenter. Copy of deed, 12th August, 1779. Moses Mann, son and heir of John Mann, dec'd, of Botetourt, and Fanny, his wife, to Jeremiah Carpenter of Greenbrier County. Proved in Botetourt, August, 1779. (Note: in order for Moses to have conducted this deed, he would have been an adult (age 21), so he was born prior to 1759).
Moses Man was mentioned in the Revolutionary War Pension file of John Night (1763-aft. 1833) of Augusta, Greenbrier and Nicholas County, [West] Virginia, as follows:
- affidavit in 1835 by Spencer Hill Nicholas said he knew soldier since infant, soldier raised by Moses Man of Botetourt County, Virginia.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.