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Robert Craig was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Not to be confused with Robert Craig (1713-1788), son of William Craig and Janet Stuart.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Craig's land (Beverley Manor NE, 178 acres, 28 Feb. 1749) 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.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 650.— (prob. 28 February 1749) Same (Patent from William Beverley) to Robert Craig, 178 acres in Beverley Manor; Cathey's River. Adley Maxwell, Robert Patterson's line. Delivered: Grizel Craig 4th July, 1755. Teste: William Thompson, Charles Campbell, Adam Thomson.
- Analysis: the Robert Craig that received a 178-acre patent from William Beverley appears to have died prior to 4 July 1755, as the deed was delivered to Grizel Craig [assumed to be Robert's wife]. Some researchers claim that Grizel conveyed this tract to her son Thomas Craig of Charlotte County, Virginia, which would agree with the disposition listed below.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 136.—19th November. 1766. Thomas Craigc. of Charlotte County, to John Craig, his brother, of Augusta, £27, 178 acres in Beverley Manor, by the Middle River of Shanandore, Kenney's low grounds, Patterson's line. Teste: John Patterson. Robert and Seth Rodgers. [Notes: Thomas and John Craig were both sons of Robert Craig]
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1773. (174) William Craig (son of Robert)--witness.
- Ancestry.com - Message Boards.
Admittedly a long shot, but your Thomas Craig of TN probably came from VA, and before that from PA. In VA mid-18th century was Robert Craig who m. Grizzel _____. He obtained 178 acre grant 1749 in Augusta County, VA and died >before receiving the official document which was delivere\d to Grizzel, his wife. She conveyed the parcel to her son, Thomas, then living in Charlotte County, VA, who later conveyed it to his brother Robert, then living in Hawkins (formerly Sullivan ) CO, TN.
I am not familiar with the counties of TN, so may be way off base geographically. However, at that time, folks were on the move, and many settled in TN and KY.
It is believed, but unproven, that Robert Craig who patented the 178 acres of land in Augusta County, VA was son of Alexander Craig, and that he was second generation in VA, and that he had brother or uncle named Samuel. Other information is known about this family.
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In Augusta County, VA Robert Craig acquired 178 acres at known location and died before deed was delivered. Marginal entry in deed indicates it was received by "Grizell". For many, many years, at lerast 50, genealogists thought this Robert to be family member of the Craigs who descended from immigrants William and Janet. This has since been disproven; however very little is know by the William-Janet descendents about the Robert who married Grizell and lived in the same vicinity, though a couple miles west.
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