Lt. Thomas Shanklin, Jr.
Facts and Events
Thomas Shanklin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:
- Page 357.--17th September, 1763. Thomas ( ) Shanklin, Sr., to Thomas Shanklin, Jr., his son, £20, two tracts, one containing 100 acres, 80 acres of which is part of 400 patented to James Wood, 12th January, 1746, on branch of Muddy Creek; corner John Shanklin's land; the other tract containing 80 acres patented to Thomas Shanklin, Sr., June, 1755, on branches of Muddy Creek; O'Neal's land, John Fulton's line. Delivered: Thomas Shanklin, 30th August, 1790. [Chalkley's, Vol. 3].
- Page 63 - Land Survey, Thomas Shanklin, 18 acres. Adjoining his own land, Widow Fulton. February 8, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 119].
- Page 69 - Land Survey, Thomas Shanklin, 90 acres between two Branches of Muddy Creek. Adjoining his own land, Archebald Hopkins. February 22, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 121].
Records of Thomas Shanklin, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 16.--5th October, 1751. John Lynn to Robert Shanklin, 320 acres on No. River Shanandoe, joining Robert Scott, Stony Lick Br. Teste: Thomas Shanklin, Robert Hook, Thos. Shanklin, Jno. Stephenson. (Note: both Thomas and his father Thomas, Sr. appears to have witnessed this deed likely for Robert Shanklin, Thomas' brother).
- Vol. 2 - MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY. - 1765 -- November 6, Thomas Shanklin. (Note: Bride's name not listed).
- Vol. 2 - ROCKINGHAM COUNTY RECORDS. - 1779--April 26th, Thomas Shanklin qualifies Lieutenant.
- Page 66 - Land Survey, Archebald Hopkins, 102 acres. Adjoining his old patent, Widow Fulton, Thomas Shanklin. February 8, 1786. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 66].
- Page 76 - Land Survey, Samuel Gad and David Gilmor, 65 acres, Muddy Creek, below the mouth of Gorden Run, Adjoining Shanklin, James Gilmore. October 10, 1787. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 123].
- Vol. 1 - DECEMBER, 1790. - Inquisition from Escheator of Rockingham. This indenture of an inquisition taken and made in pursuance of an Act, entitled an Act concerning Escheators at the Court House of Rockingham County, on Tuesday, the 26th day of July, in the year of our Lord, 1796, of and concerning a certain piece, etc., of land commonly known and called by the name of the late Rev. Thomas Jackson, deceased, containing 230 acres, etc., in Rockingham County, on the waters of Linwell's Creek and Muddy Creek, which was first granted by patent, dated 27th June, 1764, to William Sample and by him conveyed to said Thomas Jackson by deeds, 15th May, 1770. Between Mathew Gambill, Escheator, and James Curry, William Herring, Benjamin Harrison, John Rice, Reuben Harrison, John Herdman, George Baxter, Richard Ragan, Samuel McWilliams, Jonathan Shipman, Benjamin Smith, James Burgess, George Sittes, Thomas Shanklin, John Lincoln. William Cravens, jurors, who, etc., do say that the aforesaid Thomas Jackson was, in his lifetime, and the time of his death, seized, etc., of the aforesaid tract, etc. That he died intestate and no person has claimed the land either as lineal or collateral heir and it is escheatable. Signed by all the jurors.
- Page 89 - Land Survey, Thomas Gorden, 32 acres, Muddy Creek. Adjoining Shanklin, Gilmores. December 15, 1790. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 127].
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 16, 1793. - (261) Sarah Devine, aged 10 the 9th of this November, 1792, to be bound to Thomas Shanklin.