- H. Robert Stephensonest 1715-1725 - bef 1772
- W. Martha UnknownBEF 1725 -
m. abt. 29 April 1768
Facts and Events
Robert Stephenson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 295.--Patent to Robert Stevenson, (330 acres), 16th August, 1756, and by him devised to his son Thomas Stevenson, and by Thomas to Thomas Dixon.
- Page 260.--Patent to Robert Stevenson, deceased, 16th August, 1756. (Note: appears to be a duplicate of record above).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 30.--16th November, 1773. Thomas Stevenson and Elizabeth to Thomas Dixon, 330 acres patented to Robert Stevenson, 16th August, 1756, and devised to his son Thomas. Teste: Thomas Stevenson.
Will of Robert Stephenson
- Page 528.--12th August, 1772. Robert Stephenson's will--To wife, Martha; to son, Thomas, all lands; to each of living daughters, $1; to "my Mary Rankin, my daughter-in-law"; to grandchildren and Mary Rankin. Executors, John Polock and James Allen, Jr. Teste: James Anderson, Joseph (his mark) Reaburn, James Allen, Sr. Proved, 18th August, 1772. James Poage ("executor therein named") and James Allen qualify with Jno. Anderson, James Allen. (Note: Mary Rankin mentioned in Robert Stephenson's will was actually his "step-daughter", daughter of his second-wife Martha's first marriage to George Rankin, who died in 1760).
- Page 262.--16th August, 1774. Robert Stephenson's estate settled Paid Thomas Stephens, Sr. (Stephenson?), Anderson Scoot.
Records of Robert Stephenson in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 29, 1756. - (109) Robert Stevenson, claim for a bell impressed.
- Page 432.--12th November, 1763. Hugh Donaghey and Elisabeth ( ) to Alexander Blair, £63, 144 acres on south side Middle River Shanando, crossing the Bald Hill. Teste: John Blear, Robert Stevenson, John Anderson. Delivered: Alex. Blair, Jr., January, 1766.
- Page 206.--__ March, 1767. John ( ) Davis and Judey ( ) to Samuel McKee, £45, 230 acres on Walker's Run, a branch of Middle River, between William and Robert Stevenson's lands.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1767. - (220) Hugh Allen appointed surveyor of highway from James Given's Mill, by his house, to Stone Meeting House, and the following to work the road: Saml. Hinds, Robt. Stevenson, Wm. Kerr, John Stewart, John Campbell, James Allen, John Anderson, Hugh Allen, William McClure, James Allen, Saml. Bell, Andrew Lockhart, John Burnside, Saml. McKee, James Searight, Thos. Storey.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1768--April 29, Robert Stevenson. (Note: bride's name not listed).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1768. - (314) John Caton, runaway servant of Rob. Stevenson.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1769. - (203) James Lynch, runaway servant of Rob. Stephenson.
- Page 357.--21st November, 1770. Alexander Robertson's appraisement (by John McMahon, Robt. Stevenson, James Allen, Arthur Conoley).
- Page 440.--18th March, 1770. Thomas Dixon and Elizabeth ( ) to John Lowry 330 acres patented to Robert Stevenson 16th August, 1766 and by his will devised to son Thomas Stevenson.
- Vol. 1 - Copy of the will of Samuel Woods, dated 8th January, 1781. I, Samuel Woods, of the County of Amherst, Rockfish Settlement. To wife, Sarah, land purchased of Thomas Patton. To eldest son, James, 350 acres in Albemarle, joining Henry Kerr and Alexander Fretwell. To son, William (infant), two tracts in Amherst, joining Rockfish Meeting House, formerly the property of William Patton and William Crow; and mill property, formerly belonging to Robert and Edward Stephenson, David Black (Clack, Clark?), William Clark, and Langsdon Depriest. To three youngest daughters, to be schooled. To five daughters. Executors, Gabriel Penn, Francis Merriweather, James Brooks, James Woods, Jr., and William Woods. Leaves Jane, Hannah, Elizabeth, and William Dunon (Drenon), to his wife. Test: James Brooks, Alexander Reid, Jr., William Small, John Davis, Joseph Smith. Proved in Amherst, 5th February, 1781. (Note: not sure this is referring to same Robert, needs supporting sources).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1795. 1795 (H to M). - Eversole vs. Bell.--Robert Stephenson had a son, Edward. (Note: not sure this is referring to same Robert, needs supporting sources).