d.bef. 2 November 1784 Rockbridge County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1700
Facts and Events
Patrick McCollum was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Patrick McCollum's land (Beverley Manor SE, 205 acres, acquired from James Coyle in 1750) 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. (Note: James Coyle had acquired the entire 410-acre tract from James Patton a few weeks earlier, and Patton had acquired the 410-acre tract from Moses Thompson, the original patentee in 1744, as shown in the records below. It appears that the 205 acres that Patrick McCollum acquired is most likely the northern portion that adjoins William Palmer's land, based upon the records below).
Note: the above-listed record references this prededing record:
Processioning List of 1756
Will Extract of Patrick McCollum
Records of Patrick McCollum in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Patrick McCollum
From Ancestry.com post:
The census I recalled was the 1800 census of the Pendleton District of South Carolina and it had this annotation about the McCollums: "Patrick McCollum - probably from Lancaster County, PA - was living in Augusta County VA in 1750 and in 1763 purchased land on a branch of the James River, the following year being sued on a 1745 Lancaster County debt. John McCollum bought land on Buffalo Creek of the James River 16 March 1764 and later some of Patrick's land was conveyed to John. The McCollums who appeared some years later in Rowan County NC apparently were of this family, and by 1779 James, Duncan, Jonathan and Isaac McCollum were in Captain Hind's' militia company in Raandolph county NC as neighbors of the Vickery, nations, and Robbins families who moved to Pendleton District and later to Blount and nearby counties in Alabama. Some members of the McCollom family were in Pendleton District as early as 1784. John McCollum, born 1767, stated in Blount County, Ala, 4 Feb 1833, when Jeremiah Files applied for a Revolutionary pension (S-13025), thet he served with Files in the Revolution in 1784 and again in 1787 Under Captain James Hamilton at a garrison on Tugaloo River near Walton's Ford in Pendleton. Samuel McCollom purchased land on the north side of Seneca River 2 September 1787 with John Files as witness. In 1790 John, Jonathan and two Samuel McColloms were living near the Files family and Daniel McCollum also was enumerated. The family appear in a number of deeds in ensuing years and on 17 February 1816, David McCollum sold land on Town Creek of Twelve-Mile Creek to John Stanley. John McCollom, the comrade of Jeremiah files, was a Justice of the Peace in St. Clair County, Alabama 20 Nov 1818, and the family later was in Blount and Walker Counties, Ala."
THE OLD CONGREGATION In extent the Old Monmouth congregation resembles very much the “County of Fincastle,” which the territory south of Rockbridge was called before Botetourt was formed. Fincastle was bounded on the northeast by Augusta and on the west by the “Western sea” (pacific ocean). Monmouth was limited on the north and east by Timber Ridge and New Providence and towards the south and west it was without limits. To illustrate this remark there is before me “A List of Mr. Graham’s Congregation in the Forks of James River.” It contains sixty two names with the amounts subscribed by each. It begins with John McNutt, Mary Trimble, Moses Trimble, Samuel McCorkle, Arthur Glasgow, Patrick McCollum, William McClure, John Paxton, and others, in the first group, who will be recognized by older persons of that region as former residents of the county on the river south of Lexington. McNutt was a prominent member of a well known family of the county, an account of which was published in the COUNTY NEWS not many months ago. The Trimbles lived and owned a large boundary of land, the former residence of the late Joseph Steele and more recently owned by J. W. Barclay. Of the name nothing now exists in that region except the hills in the neighborhood known as Trimble’s hills. Samuel McCorkle was of the large and well known family of that name, which a generation ago consisted of six or eight miles of that section and who together owned several miles square of land of that region. Of the name there remains in the neighborhood now only the remnants of the families of Wm. H. and B. F. McCorkle. Arthur Glasgow was the grandfather of Hon. Wm. A. Glasgow of Lexington, none of whose name now live in the region of the old family home, except the wife of the venerable Colonel J. H. Paxton, who in turn with his family are the sole representatives of the long list of Paxtons of that section. I had not intended to sketch these old families but was simply tempted to note the changes in this section of the “Forks of the James” of the old names within a period of forty years at the beginning of which the McCorkles, Glasgows, Paxtons, Edmondsons, Hamiltons, McClures, and other well known names occupied all this region. Now these have almost entirely disappeared from the scenes of their former residence. In the “List” mentioned comes next the Lexington portion of the old congregation--Colonel Samuel Wallace, John Galbraith, Matthew Hanna, William Alexander, and others. After these follow the Whistle creek and Kerr’s creek names, most of which have been published in these papers. Near the end of he list occur the names of the “Widow Dale” and Joseph Logan. These lived at the very foot of Hogback mountain on the North branch of Kerr’s creek, and James Cunningham and John Moore at the head of the south branch of the creek. The last of these I take to be the ancestor of Captain J. P. Moore. There are three John Moores on this list. From this it will be seen that the congregation extended entirely from North mountain to the Blue Ridge. Logans and Dales at the foot of first, and the Glasgow lands at what is now Buena Vista, I think ran back into the Blue Ridge. It is not proposed to cover all this territory in this sketch, but to sketch briefly and with a free hand, which calls not for details, that portion west and north of Lexington in which is comprehended the present congregation.
From "The Daily Union History of Atlantic City and County, New Jersey", by John F. Hall, pg. 90: (these McCollums MAY be related to this Patrick).
In 1776, when the Independence of the colonies was proclaimed, Chesnut Neck was the largest village on the New Jersey coast - a trade centre - vessels making regular trips to New York, taking out a cargo of lumber, fish, furs and agricultural products and returning with provisions and the mail. In that year Patrick McCollum and Micajah Smith, having obtained a charter from the King of England, began building a mill dam across Nacut Creek at Port Republic and erected mills for sawing lumber and grinding corn. Families by the names of Mathis, Johnson, Bell, Collins, Sooy, Giberson, Turner, Brower, Smallwood, Miller, Bowen, Adams, Leech, Trench, Highee, Smith, Burnett, McCollum, and Martin had settled at or in the vicinity of Chestnut Neck (now Port Republic).