Facts and Events
Peter Evans was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 521.--11th July, 1751. Daniel Evans to Peter Evans, 400 acres on Waters of Roanoke called Cedar Springs, at a place called Naked Farm. Teste: James Neelly, Robt. Breckinridge, James Porteus. Delivered: Wm. Preston.
- Page 525.--11th July, 1751. Same to same (Daniel Evans to Peter Evans), 400 acres same, by house of Mark Evans. Proved as to James Porteus, deceased, by the other witnesses,. 26th November, 1751.
- Page 529.--Same to same, 11 July 1751, (Daniel Evans to Peter Evans), 400 acres; same, Carravins Creek, Clearland or Barrens.
- Evans, Peter, Will probate January 1797.
- Names wife, Mary and children: Mark, Thomas, Jonathan, William, John, Betsy and Catron.
- [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 55].
Processioning List of 1765
- "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:
- Vol. 2 - Page 382.--1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).
Records of Peter Evans in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 98.--18th September, 1754. Valuation of improvements (with regard to expense) on 3 tracts called the Naked Farm on Roanoke formerly belonging to Daniel Evans, now Peter Evans--100 fruit trees; 1 log house 15 ft. by 10; 1 house 22-1/2 x 12; 1 corn crib 15 ft. long and 4 ft. wide; 1 spring house 18 ft. x 12 ft.; 1 wagon. Certificate by George Robinson, 15th March, 1755, that William Carraven, Neal McNeal, James Bean qualified as such appraisers before him.
- Page 147.--30th July, 1755. Daniel (Dan) Evans' will--Wife, Rhoda; brother, Nathaniel Evans; brother, Peter; Susannah Griffith to remain with Rhoda during Rhoda's widowhood, or until she arrives at 21. Executors, brother Peter Evans and Mark Cole, inhabitant in Bedford County, and wife Rhoda Evans. Teste: Caleb Powell, Erwin Patterson, Lawrence Stephen. Proved, 19th May, 1756, by Erwin Patterson. Peter Evans refuses to execute. Rhoda qualifies, with surety David Bryan.
- Vol. 1 - 1755-6-7. - Valuation of improvements on the "Naked Farm" on waters of Roanoke, formerly the property of Daniel Evans and now in the possession of Peter Evans, 15th March, 1755, 18 acres cleared and well fenced under corn and rie, also ten acres of clear meadow; 100 fruit trees, £1.0.0; 1 lay house, 15 feet by 10, £1.10.0; 1 corn crib, 15 feet long and 4 feet wide, £0.10.0; 1 spring house, 18 feet long and 12 feet wide, £0.15.0; 5 head of horses and 1 breeding sow, £40.15.0; 1 waggon and gears, 1 ax and grubbing hoe, and 2 plows and gears, £26.0.0; 1 stack rie and 1 stack oats, £11.15.0; 22 head neat cattle. £33.0.0. William Conavin, Neal NcNeal, James Bean.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1765. - (235) Peter Evans appointed road surveyor from Stone House to Fort Lewis.
- Page 432.--18th March, 1768: Vestry met. William McElheny and Paul Whitley appointed processioners vice John Maxwell and Jonathan Whitley. Robert Moor appointed processioner vice William Hall; Andw. Buchanan appointed processioner vice Wm. Reach; Peter Evans appointed processioner vice Nathl. Evans; John Anderson, Jr., appointed processioner vice John Young, Jr.; James Belshey appointed processioner vice John Frazier; Jno. Harrison Jr., appointed processioner vice John McDonnald; Alex. Hamilton appointed processioner vice William Elliott, who is unfit through age and infirmity. The processioners exempted above are such as have served before or such as the Vestry judges unqualified.