Paul Whitley, Sr.
Facts and Events
Paul Whitley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 28 August 1746 - Paul Whitley received a land grant for 400 acres "Lying on forks of James River on small branch of Buffalo Creek in Rockbridge (then Augusta) County". [Source: Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book B, p. 243].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 817.--21st August, 1750. Paul Whitley and Sarah to Jonathan Whitley, 200 acres on Buffalo Creek where Paul now lives. Teste: James Hemphill, Jno. Gallbrath, Pat. McKendrick.
Processioning List of 1756, 1760 & 1767/8
- "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 171.--1756: Processioned by Henry Kirkum and William Hall, viz: For Samuel Gipson, for Paul Whitley, for John Mitchell, for Michael Daugherty, for Henry Kirkum, for Joseph Long, for James Gilmore, for John and Alex. Walker, for John Batty.
- Page 280.--1760: Processioned by Joshua Mathews and John Armstrong, in Capt. John Maxwell's Company: For Michael Finney, for John Berryford, for Pat Porter, for Wm. Haldman, for John Harger, for Arthur McClure, for John Armstrong, for Paul Whitley, for Jonathan Whitley, for James Todd, for James Davis, for John Poage, for James McGavock, for John Maxwell, for Michael Dougherty, for John Mitchell, for James Gilmore, for James Bates, for John McCallum, for Richard Woods, for Edward Sharp, for Audley Paul, for Wm. Mathews, for Richard Mathews, for John Mathews.
- Page 450.--1767-68: Processioned by Wm. McElhenny and Paul Whitley: For Samuel Walker, John Maxfield, Wm. McClenachan, David Cloid, Edley Paul, James Cloid, William Hall, Christian Vingard, John Bouers, John Logan, Benj. Estill, Wm. McElhenny, Henry Bouns (Bonns), Henry Cartmel, Samuel Gibson, James Bates, Paul Whitley, Jonathan Whitley, Wm. Logan.
Records of Paul Whitley in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 376.--8th January, 1765. Samuel Hunter's estate appraised, by James Davis, Peter Wallace, Pat. McCollom. Debts due to estate, viz: Paul Whitey, Joseph Robinson, Margaret Clark, Geo. Clark, Thomas Foster, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McCollom, Andrew Smithers, Mathew Galbreath. Debts due by estate--To Mary Clark, Saml. Newberry, Richd. Woods.
- Page 226.--5th August, 1769. Dr. the estate of Henry Kirkham in account with John Summers and Mary Evans, late Mary Kirkham, administrator c. t. a.--Cash paid Ann Long, Saml. Todd, Alex. Collier, John Wiley, James Bambridge, Abram Brown, John Hickman, Saml. Kirkham's legacy; Paul Whitley, for malt for the vendue; James Beats, for stilling liquor for the vendue; Robert Shannon, for crying for vendue. By Saml. Sharp's bond; Saml. Mann's account. By Jeremiah Seeley's note, insolvent. By Israel Burnley's note, insolvent.
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT, 1779-- page 112, John Summers, Hugh Allen and Jane, his wife, executors of Paul Whitely, deceased.
- Vol. 1 - Order Book XIII, August 1780 (A): John Simmons, executor, and Hugh Allen and Jane, his wife, executrix, &c., of Paul Whitley, deceased, vs. Mary Tees and Robert Love, executors of Wm. Tees, deceased, and Joseph Love--Writ, 10th September, 1778.
- Rockbridge County Deed Book, 6 Sep 1791, 129 Acres - John Summers Exor of Estate of Paul Whitley Deceased of Lincoln County to Hugh Allen of Rockbridge. Granted to Paul Whitley 28 Aug 1746. Lying on forks of James River on small branch of Buffalo Creek in Rockbridge. [gives metes and bounds]. [Was grant of 400 Acres]. [Source: Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book B, p. 243].
- 6 Sep 1791 - Hugh Allen and Jane Allen his wife Exctrx of Rockbridge and John Symmers of Lincoln County and Samuel Whitley of Rockbridge. (as above, release). [Source: Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book B, p. 246].
Information on Paul Whitley
From "Chronicles of Border Warfare", by Alexander Scott Withers:
- In order to effect a compliance with one of these conditions, Burden (Benjamin Borden) visited Great Britain in 1737; and on his return to Virginia brought with him upwards of one hundred families of adventurers, to settle on his grant. Amongst these adventurers were, John Patton, son−in−law to Benjamin Burden, who settled on Catawba, above Pattonsburg—Ephraim McDowell, who settled at Phoebe's falls—John, the son of Ephraim, who settled at Fairfield, where Col. James McDowell now lives—Hugh Telford, who settled at the Falling spring, in the forks of James river—Paul Whitley, who settled on Cedar creek, where the Red Mill now is—Archibald Alexander, who settled on the North river, opposite Lexington—Andrew Moore, who settled adjoining Alexander—Sampson Archer, who settled at Gilmore's spring, east of the Bridge tavern, and Capt. John Matthews, who married Betsy Archer, (the daughter of Sampson) settled where Major Matthews lives, below the Natural bridge.