Facts and Events
Robert Kirkpatrick was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Kirkpatrick's land (Borden Tract SW, 612 acres, 1750) 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 47.--28th November, 1750. Same (From Borden, etc.) to Robert Kirkpatrick, 612 acres, John Moore's line. Delivered: Thomas Kirkpatrick, January, 1751.
Processioning List of 1760
- "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 settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 278.--1760: Processioned: For William Edmiston, for Wm. Robertson, for John Huston, for Robert Kirkpatrick, for John Moore.
Records of Robert Kirkpatrick in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 812.--22d May, 1750. John Moore, wheelwright, to John Houston, Jr. 198 acres, part of Moore's Survey; corner Robert Kirkpatrick. Teste: Robert and Samuel Houston, David Sayers.
- Page 369.--20th May. 1753. John Huston and Sarah to Wm. Robinson, 198 acres. In Borden's tract; corner Robert Kirkpatrick; corner John Moore. Teste: John Huston, John Perry, Samuel Huston.
- Page 389.--4th May, 1768. William Robinson and Martha to James Crawford, £68, 198 acres; corner Robert Kirkpatrick; corner Charles Campbell. Teste: James McDowell, Wm. McCandless, Charles Campbell.
- Page 339.--1st March, 1770. Same (From Borden's executors) to Andrew Buchanan, £25, 200 acres of 92,100; corner Robert Kilpatrick (s/b Kirkpatrick); corner James Wardlaw; corner Samuel Buchanan, Moffet's Creek; corner Moses Buchanan; Joseph Culton's line; Andrew Buchanan's old corner. Delivered: Andrew Buchanan, March, 1773.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1780. - (281) Robert Kirpatrick, returned no inhabitant.
Records of Robert Kirkpatrick in Rockbridge County, VA
- 1753 - COMMUNICANTS AT TIMBER RIDGE, 1753: The names in this list are those who signed a call for the Reverend John Brown: Kirkpatrick, Robert. (Including many others).
- New road surveyors appointed: Andrew Taylor, (from North River to Stuart's More; Captain John Taylor, from Stuart's old store to Colonel Samuel McDowell's; John McClung, from said McDowell's to the forks of the road at John McClung's; Andrew Moore, from said forks to the county line; James Gilmore, from Buffalo Creek to his own house; Charles Campbell, from Robert Kirkpalrick's to the county line; Hugh Barclay, Sr., from said Gilmore's to the county line; Samuel McCampbcll, from head of Kerr's Creek to Andrew McCampbell's; William McKemy, from Andrew McCampbcll's to ford on North River; Alexander Tedford. from Robert Kirkpatrick's to North River; Alexander Willson, from Captain Charles Campbell's to Hugh Weir's; Samuel Caruthers, from Buffalo Creek to the forks of the road above James Gilmore's.
- Captain John Lyle. John Lyle. Henry McClung and James Lyle, or any three of them, to view a way from Robert Kirkpatrick's, by way of Alexandcr Stuart's merchant mill, to Stuart's store.
[Source: "History of Rockbridge County, VA, Morton].
Information on Robert Kirkpatrick
In Rockbridge Co. VA, the will of Robert Kirkpatrick probated 1780, names daughter Elizabeth Stevenson and Robert Stevenson was one of the executors. There was another marriage between Robert Kirkpatrick's daughter Jean and James Gay. James Gay's first wife, Jane Warwick, was killed by the Indians, 1759 leaving him with 8 children. He married Jean Kirkpatrick as second wife. Jane Gay, daughter of James and first wife, married Samuel Stevenson, younger brother of Robert.
Photocopies of these Bible records are in possession of this compiler. They say "William Stevenson, son of Robert Stevenson and wife Elizabeth was born 19 July 1765. William Stevenson and Rachel Kirkpatrick were married Jan 4, 1786. Note the birth of Rachel is not given. William Stevenson died Nov 8, 1826, aged 61 yrs 8 mos."
John Kirkpatrick (possible son?) witnessed the will of Robert Kirkpatrick of Augusta Co., "Congregation of Providence." proved 7 Nov 1780. [Source: http://www.columbiagypsy.net/johkir.htm]
- Chalkley's Augusta County Records