Facts and Events
Thomas Holeman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Land Grant Surveys:
- Thomas Holeman - no warrant, date from survey - 31 May 1749 - 19 Oct. 1749; 428 areas where he lives in South Fork Holemans Creek; adj. Mary Hill, George Brock, Peter Gartner, Wm. Mockelon (?), Archd. Ruddle. Chain Carriers: Capt. John Dobkin & Saml. Lusk. Danl. Holeman & Peter Gortner present on survey. Surveyor: Georg Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 25].
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Grants in Virginia:
- 3 February 1749/50 - Grant to Thomas Holeman of Augusta County of 428 acres, a tract where he lives on the south fork of Holeman's Creek ... corner to George Brook ... Peter Gortner's survey ... Mary Hill's line ... Ruddle's line ... [Northern Neck Grants, pg. 358].
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- G-358: Thomas Holeman of Augusta County, 428 acres in said Co. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On Holeman's Creek, adj. George Brook [sic, Brock], Peter Gortner, Mary Hill, Ruddle. 3 Feb. 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 40].
Records of Thomas Holeman in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 19.--16th March, 1750. Robert Stapleton and Catherine to Charles Stapleton, 200 acres, part of tract granted to Thos. Holdman by Fairfax 3d February, 1749, and by Holdman to Stapleton. Cor. George Brock and Peter Gartner, Ruddle's line. Robert (his mark) Stapleton. Catherine (her mark) Stapleton.
Information on Thomas Holeman
Moved to Surry County, VA in 1752
Letter from Merl Holeman Hunter to Mrs. Hardesty dated December 9,1960 (from Handley Library, Winchester, Virginia):
"From a book on Spottsylvania Co. I copied the following: May 1744,Thomas Solman (I feel certain this really is Holman) of St.GeorgeParish, Sppts. co., bought from Thomas Foster of St. MarksParish, Orange Co., 400 acres amongst the Branches of Mattapony River.(* Thomas is said to have been born 1723 in Kent Co., Md.)"