Facts and Events
Robert Rutherford was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- 24 May 1765, John Sevier and Sarah his wife sold to his sister, Mary (Polly) and her husband Robert Rutherford, for 50 pounds, 100 acres of the 378 acres he had recently purchased from his father. These 100 acres was located along the Shenandoah –Rockingham County Line. [Frederick Co. DEED BOOK 11, page 454].
Disposition of Land in Virginia:
- 19 Nov. 1776, Robert Rutherford and Mary his wife, of the County of Dunmore (later called Shenandoah) sold their 100 acres joining the county line to William McDowell. [Shenandoah Co DEED BOOK B page 410].
- Robert was styled "Captain" throughout his later life.
- In his will, he named Archibald, Elliot, Mary, Ann, and Robert as his children with Mary SEVIER.
- Augusta County Court Records. Order Book No. 12, p.338.
- 1768 August 18. Witnesses: JOSEPH, ELIZABETH, Joseph, Jr., Thomas and Robert RUTHERFORD. (p.339) Witness: Valentine Seviar, Jr. --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 1, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912), 150.
- Deed Book No. 19, p.454.
- ___, 1773. Valentine Sevior and Joanna ( ) Sevior to Michael and David Holesinger. Teste: M. Harrison, Robert RUTHERFORD, Mary RUTHERFORD, Margaret ( ) Benson. --Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume 3, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 (Baltimore, MD: 1912), 534.
- 1810 Rockingham Co., VA, census, Robert RUTHERFORD, p.130, 00011-00001-00
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wilkinsonwilene&id=I0807