Facts and Events
Stephen Houston was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 511.--6th March, 1775. John Stephenson and Stephen(son) Huston, agreement--John gives Stephen (son) Huston charge oversight of all his concerns and the management of his whole plantation from 26th August last past and allow him 4 grown slaves, &c., &c. In consideration of Huston's faithful oversight of John's affairs until his death, John gives grants and bequeaths to Huston 250 acres where his dwelling house is. Delivered: Jno. Stephenson by order of Stephenson Huston in presence of James Codington (Ronoak), 12th February, 1776.
Records of Stephen Houston in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Augusta Co., Virginia Book of Records Vol. II Pg 40 - 13th October, 1777 John Stephenson's will, probated in Rockingham 23rd November, 1778; wife. Devisees, Jonathan Taylor and Easter Taylor, two of wife's children (infants). Daughter, Mary Huston, Widow of Archd. Huston. Grandsons Jno. Huston, Stephen Huston, George Huston, and Nathan Huston. Grand children, Ann, Abigail, Sarah, Jane, Elizabeth and Archibald Huston, (infants), daughter Mary Huston.
- Vol. 2 - pg. 270 - Page 414--Will of John Stephenson dated 13th October, 1777. Wife; wife's children, Jonathan and Easter Taylor; daughter, Mary, widow of Archd. Huston; grandsons, John, Stephen, George and Nathan Huston; grand children, Ann, Abigail, Sarah, Jane, Elizabeth, Archibald Huston. Recorded in Rockingham, 23d November, 1778