d.Bef. 17 Aug 1789
Facts and Events
Samuel Henry was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA
Samuel Henry's land (Beverley Manor SW, 340 acres, acquired from James Henry in 1771) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Samuel Henry appears to have acquired land in 1771 in "Beverley Manor" from his brother, James Henry, who had acquired the land in 1762 from Robert Ramsey and Margaret, in the following Chalkley's transaction: (this tract is shown above)
- page 506.--18th August, 1762. - Robert Ramsey and Margaret, of Anson County in North Carolina, to James Henry, £70, 340 acres in Beverley Manor, cor. Samuel Huston; cor. Robert Alexander and Patrick Hays; cor. Wm. Purris. Acknowledged and privy examination. Delivered: Samuel Henry, 21st June, 1771. (Note: it appears that this land was provided to Samuel Henry, brother of James Henry in 1771)
Records of Samuel Henry in Augusta County, VA
- Page 497.--20th November, 1771. William Lowrie and Isabel and Robert Lowrey, Sr., to James Henry, 170 acres of Borden's 92100, 160 acres of which was devised to Wm. Lowrie by his father John Lowrie, by will in Augusta, the remaining 10 acres sold by said Robert Lowry, John Weir's line, Edmiston's corner. Teste: Samuel Huston, William Walker, Robert Lowrey, Samuel Henry. Delivered: James Henry, 26th July, 1774.
- Page 375. (undated, appears to be bet. 1771-1774)--The Meeting House line. Teste: James Steel, William Scott. Samuel Henry.
- MARCH 18, 1773 - (95) Hemp certificate: Samuel Henry.
- Page 291.--7th May, 1793 (appears to be incorrect, s/b 1783?). Robert (mark) Caldwell's will--Executors, Samuel Henry and Robt. Thompson; to wife, Agness; to son, David, home place; to other two sons, William and Robert; to daughter, Mary, if she stay with the family. Teste: James Frazer, Sarah Henry. Proved, 20th May, 1783, by the witnesses. Executors qualify.
- Page 520.--18th March, 1777. Thomas Carson's will--Now enlisted in Capt. John Syms' Company of Ragulars as a soldier; Col. Alex. Thompson to take care of his pay while in service, and in case of testator's death, or being killed, then Col. T. is to give his estate to Colonel's daughter, Agness, whom testator appoints his heir. Teste: Alex. Crawford, Samuel Henry. Proved, 21st March, 1786, by the witnesses.
- MARCH 18, 1783.- (5) Called Court on Philip, a negro slave of Henry Garrett, and formerly property of Major Thomas Johnston, of Louisa County, charged with murdering Alexander Hunter, of Augusta County, and wounding the wife of Samuel Henry.--Guilty and to be hanged on 16th April next at 10 o'clock a. m. His value is fixed at £65.
- Page 3.--11th December, 1786. Robert Moodey's verbal, solemn, and dieing words: Living on ye head of Long Meadow; to nephew, John Frazer, Mansion House and 200 acres, joining Samuel Gilor's, Samuel Frazer's lines; to niece, Ann Frazer, 100 acres joining Samuel Henry, with ye Wallowing Hole Improvements. Teste: Samuel, James, (X) Ann Frazer. Proved, 18th April, 1787, by the witnesses. Administration granted John Frazer.
- JULY 17, 1787. - (347) Following reported as refusing to give in list of taxes: Samuel Henry, David Clarkson, Jacob Daggy, Archibald Hamilton, Jr., Joseph Hamilton, Patrick Lacey.
- AUGUST 21, 1787. - (350) Commonwealth vs. Samuel Henry (vid, page 347).--Dismissed.
- Page 244.—(undated, appears to be abt. 1790) - List of book debts due Thomas Stuart--By John Allison (Middle River); James Bates, Jr.; Manis Burgey; James Buchanan (near John Tate's); ditto (Burden's Land); John Bell, son to the widow; Wm. Burbridge; Wm. Barnett (Rockfish); John Caldwell (son Samuel); John Cock (Mason); Jno. Campbell (son to Henry); Robt. Campbell (son to widow); Robt. Cowan (son to James); William Campbell (Sander's son); Robt. Campbell (Smith); Alex. Elliot (son to George); William Fulton (Bigham's son-in-law); James Frazer (Scotchman); ditto (Long Meadow); William Fulton (schoolmaster); James Henry (son to Samuel); (additional names cited)
- Page 2.—(undated, appears to be 1792) - James Lessley, Jr.'s, estate in account with James Kerr and Robt. Kinney, executors--1775, November ____, paid James Culbertson for cheese for Mrs. Lessley's funeral; October ____, expenditures and work done supplies of grain, &c., about the time of their death; 1776, November 20, paid Geo. Craig for making Lessley's and his wife's coffin; 1779, paid Samuel Henry for 6 gallons whiskey for Betsy Lessley's funeral.
- Page 278.--26th March, 1790. William Palmer's will--To sons, Robert, William, executors; to daughters, Mary, executrix, Ann, Martha; to son-in-law, James Spence. Teste: Samuel Henry, Wm. Spence, Mary (mark) Dunlap. Proved, 18th July, 1797, by Henry and Spence.
- Page 506.--18th August, 1762. Robert Ramsey and Margaret, of Anson County in North Carolina, to James Henry, £70, 340 acres in Beverley Manor, cor. Samuel Huston; cor. Robert Alexander and Patrick Hays; cor. Wm. Purris. Acknowledged and privy examination. Delivered: Samuel Henry, 21st June, 1771.
- 1798--February 9, Thomas McElwee and Saml. Henry, surety. Thomas Milkwee and Elizabeth Henry, daughter of said Saml. Henry,
- 1799--December 2, Wm. Blain and John Henry, surety. Wm. Blain and Sarah Hopkins Henry, daughter of Saml. Henry (consent). Teste: P. Thompson.
- (undated, appears to be abt. 1803-1805) McCune's administrator vs. Saml. Henry--O. S. 49; N. S. 17--Augusta. In 1798 Samuel McCune sold a slave to a certain Samuel Henry, then of Augusta County, but since gone to parts unknown. (Note: referring to a different Samuel Henry, perhaps a son?)