Facts and Events
Robert Shaw was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate Records of Robert Shaw
- Page 55.--9th April, 1803--Robert Shaw's appraisement.
Records of Robert Shaw in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 21.--20th August, 1776. Mary Henderson, relict and executrix of Halbert McClure, deceased, to James Patton. Teste: Archibald and Joseph Alexander. James Lyle and Robert Shaw.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1777. - (215) Following recommendations: Anthony Reader, as Captain, vice Adam Reader; Thomas Boggs, as Captain, vice Martin Humble; William Lowderson (West Fork), as Captain; Benj. Wilson (Tygers Valley), as Captain; Robert Shaw, as Second Lieutenant, and Richard Madison, as Ensign, in Capt. Thomas Smith's Company.
- Page 229.--26th June. 1781. Robert Campbell Cutler's will--To wife, Mary; to eldest son, George, the Round Hill plantation, 140 acres joining Geo. Bright and home plantation. Also 200 acres, likewise 50 acres more adjoining Robert Shaw and David Williamson; to 2d son, Robert, home plantation 200 acres; also the Maple Swamp plantation 150 acres; also 200 acres of an entry adjoining Geo. Bright and the Mill place bought of David Williamson; to daughter, Jannett, tract between home plantation and Beverley Manor; to wife. Executors, wife Mary and sons George and Robert and daughter Jannet. Teste: William and Mary Forgason. Proved, 16th April, 1782, by the witnesses. Widow Mary qualifies.
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT; 1785---page 109, Robert Shaw, Rockbridge.
- Vol. 1 -NOVEMBER, 1789 (I to Z). - Robert Shaw vs. Alexander Brownlee.-Rockbridge County, April 17, 1779. Bought of Robert Shaw one hay house for four hundred pounds for the use of the legion for which I promise to pay the above sum in full on demand. Given under my hand this 17th April, 1779. (Signed) Alexander Brownlee. N. B.--By order of the General.
- Page 434.--7th June, 1791. Robert McClenachan's will--To wife, Sarah; to daughters, Agnes Dean, Jene Sinclair, Lettis Kizer; to son, Alexander, plantation in Rockbridge whereon Robert Shaw lives; to grandsons, John and Robert McClenachan, sons of son Robert McClenachan, deceased, all Kentucky lands. Executors, Alex. McClenachan and Alex. St. Clair. Teste: Michael Bowyer, Alex. Humphreys, James St. Clair. Proved, December Court, 1791, by two of the witnesses.
- Vol. 2 - DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENTS. SEPTEMBER, 1794 (K to Z). - Abraham Clements vs. Robert Shaw --Ejectment, October 12, 1786, Rockbridge County. Abraham Clements, heir-at-law of Abraham Clements, deceased, who was heir-at-law of Ezekiel Clements, demise 18th June, 1746, 400 acres, known as Broad Spring. Patent (copy) to Robert McClenachan, 375 acres on Mary Branch of James River, cor. James McClung, cor. Robert Campbell, dated 24th March, 1740. Mary Roberts deposes, February 28, 1788, in Frederick County, Maryland, that she was a near neighbor of Ezekiel Clements, of Hopewell Township, County Huntindon, New Jersey, and knew the family 15-20 years. Ezekiel, and eldest son, Abraham, went out to purchase land; said they had bought in the backwoods. Abraham married and had three children, one of whom was a son named Abraham. Copy deed from Bordens' executors to Ezekiel Clements, 1746, in Augusta. This land lapsed on October 18, 1753, and reverted to the Crown.
- Page 318.--13th January, 1798. John (mark) Davidson's will, plantationer--To son, John (infant); to wife, Sarah; to children, viz: Agnes Daugherty. Elizabeth Tankers (Tankersey), Sarah Davidson, Mary Davidson, Margaret Davidson; to son, Daniel; to granddaughter, Margaret Daugherty. Executors, wife Sarah and son-in-law Obadiah Tankersley. Teste: Robert Shaw, Thomas Boyd, John Hall. Proved, 16th October, 1798, by Shaw and Boyd. Executors qualify.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1799--May 30, Robert Shaw and Michael Garber, Sr., surety. Robert Shaw, widower, and Elizabeth Boyd, widow of John Boyd, deceased.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1800 (M to Z). - Robert Shaw vs. Clements (Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Gersham & James)-- Trespass. Rockbridge 375 acres, cor. James McClung; cor. Robt. Campbell.
Information on Robert Shaw
From "Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts", by Jeannette Tillotson Acklen, pg. 422:
John Lyle Shaw, born in Augusta County, Va, in 1780, son of Robert Shaw and Esther Blair, both from County Antrim, Ulster Province, Ireland; married Sarah Davidson, daughter of John Davidson, Rockbridge County, Va., and wife Sarah Roates; came to Tennessee in 1800; was in the War of 1812; died in Warren County, 1852. Sarah Allen Shaw was born in 1810, daughter of John Lyle Shaw and Sarah Davidson, and wife of James Clare Spurlock, son of Drury Spurlock and wife, Olive Clare.