Facts and Events
Rees Thomas, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 357.--8th October, 1751. Cornelius Cook and Ann of Granville Co. No. Ca., late of Augusta, to Rees Thomas, 1751. Patented to Cornelius 20th September, 1748, Brock's Creek, 350 acres. Acknowledged 12th July, 1753 before Erwin Patterson. Teste: Stephen and Isaac Ruddle.
Will of Rees Thomas, Sr.
- Page 298.--21st December, 1758. Rees Thomas' will, farmer--To wife Jean, tract of patent land on Brock's Creek, 350 acres, until son Evan Thomas shall be of age; to son Rees Thomas; to son John Thomas; to son James Thomas; to his daughters and his wife's daughters. Executors, wife Jean and son John. Teste: John Alderson, Elizabeth Kimsey, William Bodeker. Proved, 16th May, 1759, by Alderson and Bodeker. Executors qualified, with Ephraim Love and Abraham Bird.
- Page 324.--28th June, 1759. Rees Thomas' appraisement, by Francis Green, Thos. Bryan, Jno. Miller--One quarto folio Bible, £1, 4, 0; 1 quotation Bible, £0, 2, 6; 1 Young Man's Companion; 1 Psalm Book; 2 small books; a few old volumes of books; a parcel of Welsh books; 1 spoke sheaver.
Processioning List of 1755
- "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 150.--1755: Thos. Moore and David Robson processioned as follows, viz: For Adam Reader, present Arnold Custard, Alex. Painter; for Adam Burd; for Nicholas Cane, present his son, Daniel Cane; for John Miller; for Wm. Pickins; for Jno. Porting; for Wm. Caslberry; for Wm. Hopkins, present Thos. Shanklin; for Francis Green; for Thomas Gordon; for James Beggs, present Uriah Humble; for Jacob Bare; for Jacob Trumbo, present Amrode Lamb; for Rees Thomas, present Jno. Thomas; for John Bare; for Thomas Moore, present Francis Hieghl; for David Robson.
Records of Rees Thomas, Sr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 79.--19th August, 1761. Mary Jackson's (late Mary Claypole) settlement of estate of William Claypole recorded--To Jno. Wright, Francis McBride, Jno. Dunbar, Jno. and Jos. Claypole, Mr. Johns, Evan Thomas. Sale bill, viz: To Robert Williams, Jersmons Peir, Arthur Trader, Moses Samples, John Douglass, Jno. Arshers, James Cohoon, Dennis Henry, Wm. Cimsey, Andw. Sedusky, Rees Thomas, Henry Harvey. (Note: this is referring to items that Rees Thomas bought from William Claypool's estate before Rees Thomas died in 1759).
- Page 546.--3d May, 1763. Benjamin Kinley to Martin Humble, £16,215 acres adjoining Rees Thomas and Daniel Harrison, and a survey of said Benjamin Kinley commonly called the Sinking Spring. Teste: Robert Morris, Conrad Humble, A. Hamilton.
- Page 274.--20th May, 1765. James Thomas and Sarah to Evan Thomas, £15, 165 acres, part of 350 acres patented to Cornelius Cook, 20th September, 1748, and conveyed by him to Reece Thomas, deceased, father to said James Thomas, on Brock's Creek. Delivered: Evan Thomas, June 1770. Teste: John Thomas.
- Page 277.--20th May, 1765. Same (From James Thomas and Sarah 0 to Reece Thomas, £15, 185 acres, part of 350 above patented to Reece Thomas, father of said James and Reece Thomas, as above. Teste: James Marshall, Jonathan Douglass. Conrod ( ) Kuster, John Thomas.
- Page 178.--19th March, 1770. Benjamin Kinley to William Hopkins, £70, on a branch of Brock's Creek, 215 acres; Rees Thomas' line.
- Page 419.--18th August, 1770. Evan Thomas and Rebekah to Rees Thomas, £55, 165 acres, part of 350 acres patented to Cornelius Cook, 20th September, 1748, and by him conveyed to Rees Thomas, deceased, father to James Thomas, who conveyed to Evan Thomas, on Brock's Creek. Teste: Daniel Smith, Jacob Bear, John George Kipp.
- Page 499.--20th August, 1772. George ( ) Gindner and Susanna ( ) to Francis McBride, part of 350 acres patented to Cornelius Cook and conveyed by him to Reece Thomas and by him willed to his son, Reece Thomas, and by him to Geo. Gindner; also tract patented to George Gindner, 20th July, 1768. Delivered: John Thomas, August Court, 1773.
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