Facts and Events
Thomas McFerrin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 340.-- (bet. 23 June-10 Aug. 1753) David Mitchel, yeoman, to Thomas McFerran, yeoman, 220 acres on Percimmon Branch of James, granted to David, 15th March, 1744; Joseph Lapsley's line. Teste: Edward McDonald and Pat. Shockey, Jno. Neelley.
Processioning List of 1765
- "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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 408.-- 1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo, on South side, report, viz: For Thomas McFerrin, on Persimmon Run; for Michael Cloyd, for Wm. Herbison, adjoining Andw. Monelly; for Robt. Rowland, for Jas. Rowland; for J_____ Looney, on Sinking Spring; for Andw. Monelly; for Jno. Mills, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Jas. Moore, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Margt. Rentfro, on Beaver Dam Run and Looney's Mill Creek; for Wm. Rowland, for Geo. Poage, for Jno. Mills, where he now lives; for Margt. Clark, where she now lives; for Margt. Clark, on Back Creek; for George Burdwell, for James Lauderdale.
- Page 409.-- (1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo) For John Smith, for Jno. McFerrin, for Jno. McClellan; for Jno. Allcorn, where he now lives; for David Mitchell; for Wm. Rowland, on Patrick's Run; for Alex. Evans; for John Crawford, where he now lives; for John Adams. (Note: these records were listed consecutively in the Chalkley's records, showing the proximity of Thomas McFerrin's lands to his father, John McFerrin).
Records of Thomas McFerrin in Augusta County, VA
- Page 206.--14th June, 1763. James Gatlive's estate appraised (by Jno. McFerrin, Thos. McFerrin, Pat Shonkey).
- OCTOBER 19, 1765. (40) John Greenlee appointed surveyor of highway from John Mathews, Jr., deceased, to Sinclair's Gap. Thomas McFarron appointed surveyor Catawlo to Pedlar's Ford.
- Court Records. MAY, 1768 (A). Debtor Simon Dehart to Thomas McFarran. Sundries.
- NOVEMBER 21, 1768 Page (1) Thos. McFarron vs. Wm. Moore.--Attachment on one tomahawk.
- Page 400.--2d February, 1769. William Ritchie, Sr., to William Ritchie, Jr., son of William, Sr., love, &c. William, Jr., covenants to cultivate the plantation whereon William, Sr., lives; within three years after death of William, Sr., William, Jr., is to give to each of his sisters then alive, £10, 195 acres whereon William Sr., now lives, on Catawbo Creek of James River, adjoining John McFerrin and Philip Watkins, conveyed by Borden to William, Sr. Teste: Thomas McFerran, Samuel and Martin McFerran.
- ↑ http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-McFerran/6000000015595364845