Facts and Events
Capt. Reuben Harrison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 426.--20th September, 1765. John Harrison, Sr., to Reuben Harrison, his son, £10, part of two tracts: 1st contains 117 acres, part of 284 acres patented to John, 25th June, 1747, on Smith's Creek; the other tract contains 83 acres, part of 166 acres patented to John, 25th June, 1747, on Smith's Creek. Teste: Daniel Smith, Jos. Rutherford, Wm. Kavanaugh. Jane ( ) Smith. Delivered: Reuben Harrison, November, 1766.
- Page 495.--21st August, 1767. Ruben Moore ( ) and Ann, of Frederick County, to Rubin Harrison, £100, 400 acres on the Dry Fork of Smith's Creek, patented to John Harrison, deceased, 10th February, 1748 who devised the same to said Ann, Delivered: Thomas Patterson by your order, January, 1773.
- Page 151 - Reuben Harrison, 250 acres, Forks of Smith's Creek, beginning at two white oaks on the west side of a Great Road, on south side of John Ewins' land. May 30, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 54].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 738.--21st November, 1764. Zebulon ( ) Harrison and Reubin Harrison, executors of John Harrison, deceased, to Jacob Peters, £90, 400; acres on a branch of South Branch of Potomac called West Fork of Mill Creek. Delivered: Moses Hinkle, 31st July, 1793. (Note: John Harrison mentioned in this record was the brother of Zebulon and Reuben Harrison).
- Page 187.--21st May, 1771. Zebulon ( ) and Reuben Harrison to Robert Dickey, £30, 18 acres patented to John Harrison, deceased, 26th July, 1765, and by him devised to grantors, said Harrison's land. Delivered: Robert Dickey, April, 1773. (Note: John Harrison mentioned in this record was the brother of Zebulon and Reuben Harrison).
- Page 487.--10th August, 1772. Reuben Harrison and Lydia ( ) to Christopher Waggoner, tract patented to John Harrison, deceased, 20th September, 1751, and devised to Reuben by John, his father. Teste: Abraham Lincoln.
Records of Reuben Harrison in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 440.--16th September, 1779. John Harrison's estate sold at vendue To John Reeves, Thomas Alderson. Account of debts paid 1777. Sworn to 18th May, 1784, by Col. Reuben Harrison.
Information on Reuben Harrison
Capt. Reuben HARRISON
ABT 1731 - Apr 1807
Repository ID Number: I11
OCCUPATION: Rockingham Militia, Justice Of Court Of Augusta
RESIDENCE: DE > Lacey Spring, Rockingham Co., VA
BIRTH: ABT 1731, Near Lewes, DE
CHRISTENING: ABT 1745, Rev. John Craig
DEATH: Apr 1807, Rockingham Co., VA
BURIAL: Family Cem, Smith's Creek, VA
RESOURCES: See: [S67] [S224] [S320]
Father: John HARRISON Sr.
Mother: Phebe (Phoebe)
Family 1 : Lydia Donnell HARRISON
MARRIAGE: 1756, Rockingham Co., VA [S24]
+ Nathaniel HARRISON
+ John HARRISON
+ Josiah HARRISON
+ Joseph HARRISON
+ Reuben H. HARRISON Sr.
+ Elizabeth HARRISON
+ David HARRISON
+ Samuel HARRISON
Family 2 : Mary MCDONALD
MARRIAGE: 1779, Rockingham Co., VA [S24]
+ Rachel HARRISON
Settled directly on the early Indian Road about a mile south of his father, on the Valley Pike, a short distance from Lacey Springs. One of the Justices named to the Court of Augusta, and was a Captain in the Rockingham Militia.
Served as Captain of a company of the Lower battalion of the Augusta Co. VA, Militia 1776-1777. (Vol.30 p.400 VA Mag of Hist & Bio; Vol I,p. 93, Abstracts from Records of Augusta Co. VA; Historical Registar of VA in the Rev, p. 355.
Descendants: Mary Isom Williams (H.L.) No. 358040. [S320] [S433]