Facts and Events
Robert Galloway was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Galloway's land (Borden Tract NE, 430 acres, 1741) 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. (Note: Robert Galloway bought a 430-acre tract on Moffett's Creek from Benjamin Borden in 1741, but Borden died before conveying the deed to Galloway. Galloway then sold this tract to Joseph Kennedy sometime between 1748-54. Joseph Kennedy sold the land to his son William Kennedy in 1760, at which time William Kennedy sued his father Joseph and Borden's Executors for the deed (see "Wm. Kennedy vs. Joseph Kennedy and Borden's Executors", in the records below)).
Will of Robert Galloway
- Galloway, Robert - Will probate August 1779. Names wife Elinor, and children: David, John, Esebell, William, Jean, Mary and Robert. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 55].
Records in Orange County, VA
- Pages 40-43. 1-2 June 1742. Benjamin Burden of Orange County, Gent., to Charles Hays of same, yeoman. Lease and release; for ₤6 current money. 189 acres 2 rood 10 pole, part of 92,100 acres obtained by Benjamin Burden by grant... on the north west side of Hays Creek... point of an island in the creek at a fork of the creek corner to John Hays' land... side of a dry valley... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: George Moffitt, Joseph Mills, George (R) Demson [Decieson?], Robt. (X) Gallay, Charles (P C) Donahee, Robert Coulton. 22 July 1742. Proved by Robt. Coulton, Chas. Donahee and George Moffitt. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 8, Dorman, pg. 69].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 12, 1745/6. - (14) Wm. McCandless security for Ro. Galloway.
- Page 129.--28th January, 1748-9. John and Mary McNabb (his wife) to Arthur McClure. Mille Creek; corner James Thompson; corner Robert Galloway. Teste: Andrew McNabb, Wm. Hall, Gilbert Campbell. Delivered to John Wilson, 30th April, 1751.
- Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Page 205.-(undated, appears to be abt. 1753/54)- Robert Galloway, __ _____, ____;
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1762 (A). - Wm. Kennedy vs. Joseph Kennedy and Borden's Executors.--In 1741 Ro. Galloway bought land of Borden, but Borden died before making deed--430 acres, Moffett's Creek. Galloway lived upon and improved the land until 12 or 13 years ago, when he sold to orator's father, Joseph Kennedy. Joseph lived on the land until 1760, when Joseph sold to William in consideration that William will pay so much, and also educate and bring up his four infant sisters. William entered, took care of his sisters, repaired the fulling mill, to do which he had to sell his own place. Writ: Feb. 25, 1759 (8?). Bill for deed from Borden.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1762 (A). - Kennedy vs. Kennedy.--In 1740 Robert Galloway, of Augusta, bought land from Borden, which Galloway sold to Joseph Kennedy in 1748-9, but Galloway had received no deed. In 1760 William Kennedy, son of Joseph, had four infant sisters, the oldest being 12 years old.
- Page 307.--8th November, 1763. George Robinson's estate appraised, by Robt. Breckinridge, Jno. Neelley, Bryan McDonald--Danl. McCormick's bond; Jno. Bare's (?) note; Robt. Galloway's note; Wm. Roseby's 3 notes; Arthur Wats' note assigned by James Price; Charles Mills' (?) note assigned by Jno. Lowry.
- Page 484.--40th November, 1766. George Robinson's appraisement, recorded (by Jas. and Saml. Robinson, and Martha McCormick, late Robinson, executors)--Paid Francis Livers, Francis Delaney, Robt. McGitre, James Hollis. Credit by Danl. McCormick, Adam Beard, Robert Galloway.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (D). - William Hutchison vs. Robert Galloway.--Account dated 1740. To wheat, rye and Indian corn. To cash lent at Rocky Ridge.
- Page 237.-(17th August, 1769)-By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster. Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Preston (in part for Dayley's and Wat. Welshe's bond whose lands he purchased), David Robinson (part of William and James Gorrel's debt), Wm. Ingles (on Jno. Medley's bond), Alex. Dall, John Thompson, John Robinson, Hugh Mills, John Stephenson, Wm. Patterson, Wm. Buchanan, Augustine Price, Jacob Shull, Philip Harless, Michl. Price, James Kerr, Jno. Craig, Edd. Hall, James Coyle, Wm. Sawyers, James Davies (on Wm. Hall's bond), Pat. Sharkey, James Moore, James Armstrong, James Neeley (on Moore's bond), James Hollis, Danl. Brown, Adam Wall, Wm. Sawyers (account of Saml. Crockett's heirs), Thos. Henry (rent of land in Louisa), Pat McCollom, Casper Barrier, Henry Brown, John Sprout, Michl. Finney. Wm. Ingles, Robt. Galloway, Isaac Taylor, Neil McNeil, Wm. Carven, Wm. Ralston, Dr. Walker (for Tobias Bright), Jno. Collier, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McClure, Wm. Fleming, David Kinkead, Wm. Graham, James Scraggs, Jno. Armstrong (for Geo. Reed's bond), Jacob Brown, John Draper (for land sold since death of Col. Patton). Robert Armstrong for a tract called McCord Mill sold since Col. Patton's death.
Records in Botetourt County, VA
- 11 October 1770 - James Handley appeared in Botetourt County Court and he and David Galloway told the court they would pay the debts of Dennis Driskell, Robert Galloway and John Galloway or go to prison if they couldn't pay. 
- Robert Galloway Plff. )
- agst. )
- John Inglish Deft. )
- This day came the parties by their attornies & thereupon also came a jury, towit: Daniel Trigg, Samuel Peper, Reese Bowen, Peter Sivery, John Cox, Malcom Allen, Jonathan Whitley, John Taylor, Edward Sharp, Samuel Gibson, Francis Dougherty & William McEllany, who retd. verdt. in favor of plff. for 18 /4.
- Judgt. accdgly. & costs.
- [Source: Botetourt County Court Minutes, County Court October 1771].