Samuel Craig, of Middle River
Facts and Events
Samuel Craig was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 811.----19th March, 1765. William Bell and Rachel to Samuel Craig, £15, two tracts: A, 30 acres, part of 400 whereon Bell now lives, on McClure's Run, a branch of Middle River of Shanandore; B, 60 acres adjoining above, and between it and Morris O'Friel's and Andrew Foster's lands. Delivered: Samuel Craig, 26th May, 1773.
- Samuel Craig, 26 acres, Branch of McClure's Run a Branch of Middle River. March 16, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 59].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 459.--20th May, 1766. Samuel Craig and Margrett to James Gamble, £__, 97 acres, part of 144 acres patented to Alex. Craig, 10th March, 1756, corner James Patterson; corner Young's line. Delivered: John Archer, Esq., January, 1768.
- Page 104.---24th July, 1769. William, John and Samuel Craig to James Gamble, £45, 247 acres in 2 tracts; 202 acres is part of 335 acres patented to Alexander Craig, 10th September, 1765, the other 45 acres patented to Alexander 5th June, 1765, which he devised by will dated 1st May, 1764, to wife Margaret and sons William and John; but Margaret has since deceased, the sole property descended to William and John, on a branch of Middle River, said Gamble's old corner. Tract of 45 adjoins above, hill near Craig's old house; corner to Alexander Blays; William Frame's line. Teste: John Archer, Rebecca ( ) Archer, William Frame. Delivered: James Gamwell, December, 1770. (Signed in this order, Samuel, William, John.)
Estate Records of Samuel Craig
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 15, 1790. - (282) Admn. of estate of Samuel Craig granted Alexr. Craig.
- Page 301.- (undated, abt. December 1790) - Articles sold at vendue by A1ex. Craig, administration of Samuel Craig--To, viz: Margaret and James Craig, Robt. Flitchers, Alex, Dods, John Plunket, Timothy McKnight.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 16, 1795. - (314) Samuel Craig, orphan, chose James Berry guardian. Margaret Corner, orphan, chose Samuel Long guardian. (Note: possible son?)
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY 17, 1758. - (147) James Crockett, aged 17, orphan of Robert Crockett, chose Thomas Thompson guardian. Saml. Craig appointed guardian of Jane Bell, infant orphan of James Bell. Lettice Campbell, aged 14, orphan of Gilbert Campbell, chose George Campbell her guardian. Wm. McFeaters appointed guardian to Andrew Crockett, orphan of Robert Crockett.
- Page 242.--17th May, 1758. Saml. Craig's bond (with Jno. Young, Alex. Blair) as guardian (appointed) to Jane Bell, orphan of James Bell.
- Page 305.--14th May, 1760. Thomas ( ) Meek, farmer, to James Risk, £10, 200 acres at foot of the Brown Hill, Wm. McCutchen's land. Teste: Jno. Clark, Jno. Kirkpatrick, James Hunter. Delivered: Samuel Craig, 12th May, 1785.
- Page 74.--19th August, 1761. Elizabeth Black's bond (with James Black, Saml. Craig) as administratrix of Anthony Black.
- Page 214.--9th December, 1767. William Bell and Rachel to Rev. Charles Cummins, £120, 164 acres, part of 400 acres patented to James Bell, deceased, father of said William, on a branch of Middle River of Shanando near the North Mountain, Samuel Craig's corner. Teste: Samuel Craig, James Bell, Henry Cresswell, James Bell. Delivered: Cumings, December, 1768.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1771. - (254) Samuel Craig is appointed guardian of John Black, orphan of Anthony Black.
- Page 443.--21st August, 1771. Samuel Craig's bond (with William and James Bell) as guardian to John Black, orphan of Anthony Black.
- Page 74.--17th March, 1773. Recorded--Samuel Craig's account of his guardianship of the estate of John Black, orphan of Anthony Black, deceased. To rent of plantation on Middle River for 176_ and 1764--Samuel Craig; 1765--Hugh Martin; 1766--Robt. Clendennin; 1768, 9, 70, 71-- Robert Clendennin; 1772--James Lock; by cash paid Hanah McKanear for stockings; by cash paid Margaret Craig; James Black's payments for the use of the orphans; 1767--paid to Thankful Finley; by cash for rent in 1776.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 17, 1774. - (456) Samuel Craig committed for debt.
- Page 128.--29th September, 1779. Catrine Freel's estate appraised by Samuel Craig, James and Wm. Bell.
- Page 38.--26th June, 1786. Thomas Meck's will (Meek?)--To wife, Agnes, home plantation; to son, Daniel, plantation on which he now lives; to son, Samuel; to four sons and daughters, viz: John and Samuel Meek, Elizabeth Reah, Mary Vachub, Martha Reah, Daniel Meek; James Reah's wife. Executors John Meek, James Reah. Teste: Thomas Hughart, Samuel Craig, Alex. Stuart. Proved, January Court, 1788, by Hughart and Stewart. Executors qualify.
- Page 335.--3d February, 1791. James Craig's will (Sr.)---To sons, James and William, lands on Middle River; also tract adjoining James Crawford, John Craig, and Henderson's land; to son, George Craig, home tract and that purchased of Jno. Davison, and all lands on east side of South River; to daughter, Sarah Ely, or Sarah Throp; to son, Samuel; frees slaves; to son, James' daughter, Mary; to each grandson named for testator, viz: James Craig's son, James; William Craig's son, James; Samuel Craigs son, James (if he have one); James Ely's son, James; James Andersen's son, James; to heirs of daughter, Mary Craig, deceased; to daughter, Agnes Andersen, and her husband, James Anderson. Executors, James, George, William. Teste: John and Anne Craig, James Patterson. Proved, 15th February, 1791, by John Craig and Patterson. James and George Craig qualify, leave reserved for other executor to qualify. (same Samuel??)