Person:Moses Trimble (3)

Moses Trimble
b.ABT 1718 Scotland
  1. James "Plantationer" Trimble1710 - bef 1776
  2. John Trimble, Sr. of North MountainEst 1712-1717 - ABT 1789
  3. Moses TrimbleABT 1718 - 1783
  4. David TrimbleABT 1720 - bef 1799
m. bef. 1744
  1. James TrimbleAbt 1744 -
  2. Moses Trimble, Jr.ABT 1746 -
  3. Thomas TrimbleABT 1748 -
  4. Jane TrimbleABT 1750 -
Facts and Events
Name Moses Trimble
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1718 Scotland
Marriage bef. 1744 to Jane Unknown
Death? 18 JUL 1783 Washington County, Virginia

Moses Trimble was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Moses Trimble's land (Borden Tract SE, 347 1/2 acres, 1747) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 434.—18th November, 1747. £11 current money Virginia. Benj. Borden, &c., to Moses Trimble (sold in testator's lifetime), 345 1/2 acres, part of 92,100, adjoining John Huston on the Timber Ridge; corner to Samuel Gray; corner to David Edmiston; corner to Daniel Lyle. Teste: Joseph Lapsley, Alexander Douglass, Abraham Brown. Acknowledged, 18th November, 1747.

Processioning List of 1755 & 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 settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 151.--1755: David Dryden and Wm. Hall processioned as follows, viz: For Moses McClure, for Alex. McClure, for Ro. Allison, for Moses Trimble, for Robert Huston, for Samuel Lyle, for David Dryden, for Archd. Alexander, for Thos. McSpadden, for Mathew Lyle, for Thomas Paxton, for George Stevenson, for Robert Allison, for Thos. Paxton, Joyner; for Isaac Taylor; for Jno. Davison, for Jno. Robison, for Reynolds's Orphans, for Nathaniel McClure, for William Hall, for Wm. Caruthers, for Samuel Gray, for John Maky, for Baptist McKnab, for Jno. Lowery, for Widow McCleary, for Thos. Paxton, for Moses Whiteside, for John Stevenson, for Wm. Lusk, for John Allison, for Jno. Dule (Lyle?), for John McClure, for Moses McClure, for Danill Dyle (Lyle?).
  • Page 286.--1760: Processioned by Samuel Lyle, Wm. Lusk: For Andrew Hall, for David Dryden, for Baptis McNab, for James Thompson, for Nathaniel McClure, for Alex. McClure, for Robert Allison, for Moses McClure, for Wm. Ramsey, for Samuel Lyle, for Reynold's Orphans, for Moses McClure, for John McClure, for Wm. Caruthers, for Thomas Paxton, for Samuel Paxton, for Nathan Peoples, for Robert Allison, for John White, for Archibald Alexander, for Robert Teris (Tevis?), for Thomas McSpadden, for Samuel Gray, for John Maky, for Moses Trimble, for John Maky, for Isaac Taylor, for John Davison, for Moses Whitesides, for Samuel McCroskrey, for Daniel Lyle, for Wm. Lusk, for John Lowrey.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 436.--18th November, 1747. £5. Benj. Borden to Samuel Gray (sold in testator's lifetime), 175 acres, part of 92,100; corner to Jno. Mathews on the timber ridge; corner to Moses Trimble; John Huston's line. Teste and acknowledged as above.
  • Page 527.--20th May 1748. Benjamin Borden to John Lowery (sold in testator's lifetime), 200 acres, part of 92,100; corner to Thomas Paxton; corner to Mathews; corner to Edmiston, near Moses Trimble's line, the barren hill. Acknowledged, 2d May, 1748.
  • Page 702.--22d February, 1749-50. Same [From Benjamin Borden] to John McCoskery, 440 acres of 92100; corner Daniel Lyle, John Lowry, Sen's, line, Moses Trimble's line. Teste: Wm. McCoskery, Jacob Gray, Francis Beatey.
  • Page 126.--4th January, 1754. John McCoskery, Sr., to Samuel McCoskery 440 acres conveyed by Borden to McCoskery 22d February, 1749. Cor. Daniel Lyle; John Lowry Sr.'s, line; Moses Trimble's line. Teste: Alex John and David McCoskery, Francis Beaty, Samuel Huston.
  • Page 394.--21st August, 1754. Borden's executors to Samuel Gray, 40 shillings, 66 acres, part of 92,100; William Caruther's and Samuel Gray's old corner; Moses Trimble's line; corner William Caruther's new survey.
  • Page 20.--11th September, 1760. Robert Huston's will, farmer--Wife, Mary; son, John (infant), 95 acres on Collier's Creek; son, James (infant), 200 acres adjoining place testator lives on; son, Samuel (infant), plantation testator lives on, 307 acres; daughter, Elizabeth, 5 shillings, already provided for; daughters, Ann, Esther, Margaret, Mary. Wife, Mary; son, John; brother, Samuel Huston, executors. Teste: Daniel Lyle, Moses Trimble. Saml. McCoskey. Proved, 19th May, 1761, by Lyle and Trimble and executors qualified (Mary's mark ), with Daniel Lyle, John Huston, Jno. Lowry (Lowny).
  • Page 877.--17th May, 1765. Samuel Gray and Agnes to Joseph Reed £70, 241 acres in Borden's tract; Moses Trimble's line, corner Wm. Caruthers.
  • Page 253.--19th August, 1765. Same [Borden's executors] to Halbert McClure, 300 acres part of 92,100; corner Robt. Paris; corner Moses Trimble. Teste: Wm. Lusk, Charles Campbell, Robt. Gay.
  • Page 270.--15th May, 1767. Richard Raynolds (Randels, Randals) and Elizabeth to William Ramsey, £130, 300 acres on North Branch of James; corner John Daley's land. Teste: William and Alexander Moore, Moses Trimble.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1767. - (211-212) The following produced certificates for hemp: Alexr. Gibson, Francis Brown, Thos. Paxton, Saml. Newberry, Saml. Henderson, Nichs. Sollace, Edward Sharp, Henry Larkin, Alexr. Walker, John White, John Black, James Trimble, Saml. Downey, Walter Cunningham, Moses Trimble, James McClung, John McClure, Halbert McClure, Joseph Long, David Campbell, James Walker, Joseph Lapsley, Israel Christian, Henry Lung, Jonan. Whitley, John McElwroth.
  • Page 69.--17th March, 1768. Same [Borden's executors] to John Summers, £40, 440 acres of 92,100, William McKee's corner in the patent line; corner James Davis; corner Samuel Willson and Hugh Cunningham; corner Samuel McMurty. Teste: James and Samuel McDowell, Moses Trimble.
  • Page 372.--20th April, 1770. John Lowry and Jane ( ) to John Carruthers, £200, 200 acres; corner Thomas Paxton; corner Mackey; corner Edmiston; Moses Trimble's line, the Barren Hills. Teste: Archibald Alexander, Halbert McClure, Moses Whitesides. Delivered: John Carruthers, 15th November, 1774.
  • Page 308.--26th May, 1770. John Lowry's will--To wife Jean; to son Melvin; to son Patrick; to son-in-law Saml. Todd; to son John, executor. Teste: Archd. Alexander, Moses Trimble, Saml. Lyle. Proved, 19th June, 1770, by Trimble and Lyle. Executor qualifies, with Nathl. Evans, Samuel Lyle.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1772. - (409) Robert Lyle bound over towards Moses Trimble to keep the peace, and his name stricken from the list of recommendations as Sheriff.


Moses Trimble was mentioned in the will of his brother James Trimble in Botetourt County, Virginia [will probated April 1776].

Information on Moses Trimble

Moses TRIMBLE was born about 1718.(66) He died on 18 Jul 1783 in Washington County, Virginia. (66) The Borden Tract was established about 1736 in the Valley of Virginia known today as the Shenandoah Valley. Borden got the rights to develop 500,000 acres of land in this area. This area took in a large portion of what is Augusta and Rockbridge Counties, VA, today. Some were already here before Borden began to develop it. Moses Trimble-1747-345 acres Parents: Robert TRIMBLE and Hannah TRIMBLE?. He was married to Jane TRIMBLE?.(66) Moses' will dated 18 July, 1783 lists the children Children were: James TRIMBLE, Moses TRIMBLE Jr., Thomas TRIMBLE, Jane TRIMBLE.