Facts and Events
Thomas Gardner was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 27.--11th February, 1745-6. Daniel McEnair, Gent., to Thomas Gardiner, "Sawer," £18 current money of Virginia; 165 acres on Jennings Creek, part of 400 acres granted to Daniel by patent. Witnesses, Silas Hart, Matt Edmiston, James Trimble. Acknowledged by Daniel and Hannah, his wife, 11th February, 1745-6.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 18, 1761. - (472) Robert Shanklin, qualified Captain of Militia. John Davis, qualified Lieutenant of Militia. Thomas Gardner appointed guardian of Mary Gardner, orphan of Thomas Gardner. William Graham, decd., his son, David Graham, chose William Man his guardian.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1765. - (441) John McCreary exempted from working roads. Susanna Shaddon qualified administratrix of husband, Mathew Shaddon. Mary Magdalene Kimberland qualified administratrix of husband, Jacob Kimberland. Valentine Seviar, 1 other and 846 acres added to tithables. Mary Gardner, aged 16, orphan of Thos. Gardner, chose John Finley guardian. Jacob Nicholas naturalized.
Processioning List of 1755
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 147.--1755: John Finley and Alex. Crawford processioned as follows, viz: For James Sayers, for Alex. Gibson, for Andrew Foster, for Wm. Bell, for Thos. Armstrong, for Mathew Edmison, for Rob. Gilkison, for Thos. Gardner; James Bell's widow cannot show her lines; for John Trimble, for John Finley, for David Trimble, for Daniel McAnare, for Thos. Beard, for Alex. Crawford, for Jno. Allit, for James Kirk, for Robert Armstrong, for Robert McCitrick.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - February 11, 1745. - (7) Daniel McAnaire and Hannah ackd. deed to Gardner.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 10, 1745/6. - (20) Thos. Gardner committed for disturbing John Buchanan in his office.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 1747 (A). - Thomas Gardner vs. William Anderson.--Chancery. Supra, 10th January, 1745-6.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1747. - (251) Thos. Gardner ordered arrested for resisting arrest in the Court House. Stephen Holdston--same.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1747. - (252) Thomas Gardner fined. See p. 251, supra.
- Vol. 2 - 1748, December 9th--Danl. McAnair, 50, on Jennings' Branch, joining Thos. Gardner, and 50 acres on the branch joining two surveys of his own.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1759. - Dr. John Sutherland vs. Thomas Gardner.--Signature,
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 21, 1759. - (319) Sarah, relict of James Armstrong, summoned to show cause against James's nuncupative will. John Spear and Robert Stuart, added to tithables. David Moore and George Moffett, qualified Captains of Militia. Wm. Canady, qualified Lieut. of Militia. Thomas Gardner and James Cowder, qualified Ensigns of Militia.