Facts and Events
Robert Shanklin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Early Surveys in Augusta County:
- 6 December 1769 - Page 167 - Robert Shanklin, 1,000 acres, Between the North River of the Shenandoah and MiIll Creek, including 150 acres old patent granted to said Shanklin on the 12th of May 1759. Adjoining Deniston. ["Abstract of Land Grant Surveys of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, Virginia", Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 167].
Records of Robert Shanklin in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY. 1764-- August 21, Robert Shankland. (Note: bride's name not listed).
Information on Robert Shanklin
From "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", pg. 612:
It is thought by some students that Robert Shanklin married a daughter of Thomas Gordon and therefore was a brother-in-law of Joseph Cloyd of Back Creek, of New River. Robert first appears in our territory on a share of the Lawrence land on James River. He sold this land to Michael Kerns in 1782. In 1783 he purchased 183 acres on North Fork of Roanoke from Patton's executors. He added to this and had an inclusive survey (1787) 1,370 acres. He sold to his son, Samuel (1794), 125 and 331 acres. He had a peddler's license to sell goods by 1801. By his will in 1807 he gave again to Samuel, a small piece of land to make his full part with what he had received, and directed that the rest of his real and personal estate be sold and divided amongst the rest of his children. Samuel Shanklin continued to live on his land and add to it. He left to his wife one third of the land and such household and kitchen furniture as she needed and directed that the remainder of the lands be sold and the proceeds distributed by his executors as provided for in his will. Wesley D. Shanklin was to have $500 for managing his father's business; sons-on-law, Isaac Withrow, John Taylor, Alexander Gardner, Robert R. Pepper, John R. Barnett, Adam L. Woolwine, and Wm. E. Kyle to have two dollars each and no more; sons Gordon W., Leonard C., Thomas R., Samuel I., Joseph K., and Wesley D. Shanklin one sixteenth part of the remainder of the estate; and to each of the daughters, Peggy Ross, Polly W.C. Pepper, Jane Withrow, Elizabeth E. Barnett; Rebecca L. Woolwine and Sally E. Kyle, as to their respective children one sixteenth part of the remainder of the estate. The children of his deceased daughters; Lucy Taylor and Nancy Gardner, and to Charles G. Shanklin, son of Robert Shanklin, deceased, and the children of John Shanklin, deceased, were also to have one-sixteenth of his estate.
The witnesses to Robert Shanklin's will were Thomas Watterson, David Hall and Asa Hall; the executors, James Barnett, Samuel Shanklin and James Rayburn. The witnesses to Samuel Shanklin's will were R.D. Montague, Wm. Wade, White G. Ryan; the executors, Joseph R. and Wesley D. Shanklin.