Facts and Events
Samuel Newman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- G-236: Samuel Newman of Augusta County, 400 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. Adj. William Carroll, on Smith's Creek. 21 July 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 34].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 349.--26th July, 1753. Thomas Moore and Mary to Samuel Newman, Smith Creek. From Fairfax to Newman and by Newman to Moore, 200 acres. Teste: Wm. Carrel and John Hughes.
- Samuel Newman received a patent of 210 acres on 29th August, 1757, on Smith's Creek, (as listed in records below).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 253.--12th July, 1750. Samuel Newman, farmer, and Martha to Thomas Moore, farmer, 200 acres, where Newman now lives; patented from Fairfax, on Smith Creek. Teste: Michael Warren and Wm. Carril.
- Page 233.--20th December, 1762. Samuel Newman and Martha ( ), of Frederick County, to Mathias Celser, of same place, 10 shillings, 1,757 acres on Smith's Creek patented to Samuel, 29th August, 1757 (conveys 105 acres). Teste: Wm. Minter, Isaac Carr, Samuel ( ) Newman, Jr. Delivered: Henry Selzer, March, 1770.
- Samuel Newman sold 210 acres to Jacob Hodgh (Hodge), 21st June, 1763, patented to Samuel on 29 August, 1757, on Smith's Creek, (as listed in records below).
- Will of Samuel Newman 12 November 1770. - Son, Samuel Newman; Son,,John Newman; Wife, Martha; Grand Daughter Phobe Bartram; daughter, Uriah Gary; Daughter Mary Crow; Sin-in-Law, Phillip Phegan; Son-in-Law John Johnston.
Identity of Samuel Newman's wife
Some sources claim that the wife of Samuel Newman was Martha Johnson. Others cite her as Martha Lidyard, daughter of John Lidyard and Chariey Lloyd, who names his daughter "Martha Newman" in his will.
Records of Samuel Newman in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 423.--19th October, 1747. £50. John Fewbaker to Abraham Fewbaker, 2 parcels of land on Shanando River, 300 acres adjoining Jacob Nahale, 200 acres adjoining Jacob Nahale. Teste: Samuel Newman, Wm. Scholl, Mathias Selzer. Proved by Scholl and Selzer, 18th November, 1747.
- Page 94.--15th February, 1748. Executors qualify as above (Will of Rudal Brock), with sureties Samuel Newman, Jacob Woodley.
- Page 100.--15th February, 1748. Samuel Newman's bond as administrator of Jonathan Newman. (Note: Jonathan Newman was the younger brother of Samuel).
- Page 9.--9th August, 1748. Wm. Walling to Jno. States. Teste: Peter Schall, Samuel Newman, David Stewart. William's wife was Mary Catharine.
- Page 144.--20th August, 1748. Samuel Harrison to Mary, his wife, to Jno. Wright. Cooks Creek. Teste: Daniel Harrison, Samuel Newman.
- Page 184.--8th April, 1749. Barbara Rambo's appraisement by Saml. Newman, Peter Scholl, John Ruddell, Sr., 1 sorrel horse lost by Robert Milsaps.
- Page 319.--28th February, 1750. Jonathan Newman's estate; settlement y Samuel Newman. To Joshua Potts, Eleanor Taylor, John Hodge, John Ruddle, Jr., Wm. Carryl, John Henry Neff.
- Page 83.--22d February 1750-51. Swain Rambo and Jane to Andrew Bird, 400 acres by patent on Smith's Creek; corner to Andrew Bird, John Philip's line. (See infra, p. 222). Delivered: Andrew Bird, January, 1754. Teste: Peter Scholl, Saml. Newman.
- Page 283.--27th February, 1750-51. Magdalene and Andrew Bird's bond as administrators of Andrew Bird, with sureties John Dobikin, Samuel Newman.
- Page 409.--16th August, 1751. Asabel Hodge and Jane, to William Carryl, 176 acres. From Fairfax to John Hodgh late of Augusta, deceased, and Asabel is eldest son and heir; Crown lands, Northern Neck Grants, Smith's Creek. Teste: Thomas Bragg, Saml. Newman, Thos. Bragg.
- H-48: John Ruddle of Augusta County, 250 acres, 2 Ro. 4 Po. in said Co. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On North River of Shannondoah, adj. William Carroll, Samuel Newman. 21 Oct. 1751. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 54].
- Page 424.--2d February, 1752. Elizabeth Hodge's will--(Executors live at great distance, Gabriel Jones). Lands now in law with Asahel Hodge to be recovered; two youngest sons, Jonathan and Jacob; children, David (eldest); Elizabeth, Ruemia, Rachel, Hannah; eldest son, David, to be apprenticed to Thos. Rees, blacksmith; second son, Jonathan, to be apprenticed to Andrew Bird to learn trade of weaver; youngest son, Jacob, to be bound to Samuel Newman to do laboring work; daughter, Rachel, to be bound to Momas Looker; daughter, Hannah, to be bound to Wm. Draper. Teste: Wm. Draper, Edward Davis, Andrew Bird, Samuel Newman. Proved, 17th June, 1752, by witnesses, except Davis. Gabriel Jones refuses to execute, and administration granted Peter Scholl and Samuel Newman, with surety Thomas Looker.
- Page 376.--4th February, 1752. Jacob Bare and Barbara to John Bare. Little Fork Run of North River Shanando; corner Charles Robinson. Teste: Peter Scholl, Robert (X) Caldwell, Samuel Newman.
- Vol. 2 - Page 99.--17th June, 1752: John Hodgh, son to John and Elizabeth Hodgh, bound to Samuel Newman.
- Page 455.--1st September, 1752. Thomas Reese's will. Blacksmith. Wife, Mary, executrix with Andrew Bird. Deed for land bought from Valentine Severe, to be made to wife, Mary, and Andrew Bird. Son, Joseph Reese, infant. Teste: Saml. Newman, Wm. Draper, Ralph Rund. Proved, 15th November, 1752, by all witnesses, and both executors qualify.
- Page 192.--2d September, 1752. Opattis Brock to Jacob Bare, 400 acres. So. Fork No. Riv. Shan. Teste: Jacob Trombar, Peter Scholl, Saml. Newman, John Bare.
- Page 448.--15th November, 1752. Andrew Bird and Mary Rease's bond as executors of Thomas Rease, with sureties Samuel Newman and Wm. Draper.
- Page 488.--1st December, 1752. Thomas Reese's appraisement by Thos. Moore, Samuel Newman, Nicholas Roberts.
- Page 164.--5th December, 1752. William Miller and Christian, to John Miller. Delivered: Jno. Miller, Jr., 3d February, 1755, on Lost River, alias Caccapheton, from Fairfax; corner Edward Hogan, 380 acres. Teste: Samuel Newman, Jacob Woodley, William Caryl.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1753. - This bill bindeth us, Ralph (his "R. H." mark) Hughes and Richard ("R. S.") Sherley, both of Augusta County, to pay, or cause, etc., unto Mathias Celzar, etc. 15th March, 1750-51. Test, Peter Scholl, Samuel Newman.
- Page 242.--15th May, 1753. Robert Poage, Sr.. and Elizabeth, to Robert, Jr., 104 acres, Cedar Creek in Forks of James; cor. Thomas Taylor, McDowell's line; cor. Wm. Mills. Teste: Wm. White, Peter Scholl, Samuel Newman. Delivered, Jno. Poage, March, 1751.
- Page 346.--22d June, 1753. Jeofry Beck and Lydia to Michael Skellishner, 400 acres, on Mill Creek joining Charles Dalson's. Teste: Mathios Selzer, Samuel Newman, Peter Scholl.
- Page 138.--17th March, 1756. Samuel Newman's bond as administrator of Caspar Utt, with sureties Michael Warren, Jacob Woodley.
- Page 94.--20th November, 1772. Christopher Vickrey and Hannah, of Guilford County, North Carolina, to Andrew Bird, part of 210 acres patented to Samuel Newman, 29th August, 1757, sold by Samuel to Jacob Hodgh, 21st June, 1763, on Smith's Creek. Teste: John Lilly, John ( ) Benson, James West. Certificate of release of dower by Hannah in Guilford County. North Carolina, 29th October, 1772, tract formerly belonging to Jacob Hodgh, brother to said Hannah Vickery. Christopher Nation and William Gosset swear they saw Hannah sign.