Facts and Events
Valentine Sevier was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- Valentine Sevier, 19 Jan. 1748 - 11 Apr. 1749; 378 acres on a branch of Smith's Creek, including the improvement made by him, adj. Kings land, John Hodgh, Capt. Peter Scholl, the waggon road, Jane Schene, Nicholas Seechan. CC - John Dobkin & Thomas Locker. Capt. Peter School present on survey. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 32].
- G-232: Valentine Savier of Augusta County, 370 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On Smith's Creek adj. John Hodge, Capt. Peter School, Waggon Road, adj. Jane Schine. 21 July 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2, pg. 34].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Valentine Sevier was patented a tract "on Smith's Creek, Daniel James Branch. Abssolom Hayworth's line" on 12 January 1746, as listed in the following record:
- Page 264.--19th March, 1777. Michael Bowyer and Eupheme (Phraney) to Sebastian March (delivered: Reuben Moore, November, 1779), tract patented to Valentine Sevior 12th January, 1746, on Smith's Creek, Daniel James Branch. Abssolom Hayworth's line.
- 1748, May 20th--Valentine Sevear, 400 acres. Smith's Creek, John Harrison, Jr.; 400 acres adjoining above; 400 acres joining Borden's land above Robinson's.
- Valentine Sevier was patented 375 acres "on Long Meadow of Shanando" on 5 September 1749, (as listed in the record below).
- Vol. 2 - 1750, November 30th--Valentine Severe, 400 (acres), on a branch of Linville's Creek, joining Daniel Harrison and Abraham Dy, with 8 rights.
- Page 852.--Patent to Valentine Sevear, 15th December, 1757. (Note: location or acreage of this patent not listed).
- Page 499.--Part of 310 acres patented to Valentine Seviear, 27th June, 1764. (Note: this land is "on North River Shanando; corner Benj. Burden's lands", as listed in disposition below).
- Page 144.--11th April, 1769. Alexander Buchanan, of Cumberland County, N. C., to Valmtme Severe, £__, 375 acres on Long Meadow of Shanando, patented to Valentine, 5th September, 1749, and by him conveyed in mortgage to George Buchanan and William Hamilton, merchants of Loudon, together with several other tracts, being one of the tracts conveyed to said Alexander Buchanan by Francis Jordone, of Louisa County, merchant and attorney for Samuel Richards, William Cook and Archibald McLain, assignees in bankruptcy of Buchanan and Hamilton, 31st October, 1763, and recorded in the secretary's office. Delivered to _____, 15th October, 1777.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 373.--12th May, 1753. Valentine Sevier and Joanna to Andrew Bird, 1753. Between Limestone Ridge and Smith Creek; cor. Andrew Bird's survey, Robert Milsap's survey, 184 acres. Teste: Wm. Bethel. Delivered to John Speare, 1758.
- Page 529,__ October, 1765. Valentine Sevier and Joanna ( ) to George Shumaker, £30, 310 acres on which George now lives, on North River Shanando; corner Benj. Burden's lands. Teste: John Gratton, Martin Humble, Jacob Woodle (Woodley), Nicholas Zeburnn (Zeborn, Seehorn ?).
- Page 532.--18th August, 1766. Same (Valentine Sevier and Joanna ( )) to Jacob Woodley, £41, 200 acres on Smith's Creek, crossing Daniel James' Branch. Teste: Nicholas Zeburn. George ( ) Shoemaker.
- Page 230.--16th March, 1767. Valentine Sevier and Joannah ( ) to Lawrence Bell, £47. 280 acres near a survey of John Harrson's. Teste: Andrew Bird, William Magee (McGee), Valentine Sevier, Jr. Delivered: Lawrence Bell. April, 1773.
- Page 268.--17th October, 1769. Volintine Sevear to Thomas Reeves £160. Two tracts containing 679--A, containing 375 acres; B, containing 304 acres on northwest side of Long Meadow. Teste: Thomas Moore, Jacob Woodley, Brewer Reeves.
- Page 454.--__ _____, 1773. Valentine Sevior and Joanna ( ) Sevior to Michael and David Holesinger. Teste: M. Harrison, Robert Rutherford, Mary Rutherford, Margaret ( ) Benson.
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "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:
- Vol. 2 - Page 444.--1767-1768: Processioned by Robt. Cravens and Jeremiah Harrison: For Daniel Smith, for Lennard Herren, for Samuel Sample, for Thomas Harrison, for John Harrison, for Wm. Snaddone, for John McClure, for Saml. Briggs, for John McGill, for John Fowler, for Saml. Hemphill, for Jeremiah Harrison, for William Gregg, for Pat. Guin, for Jno. Cravens, for Robt. Cravens, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Harrison, for John Brown, for David Ralston, for John Hinton, for Vaulintine Saveyer, for Francis Hughes, for Alex. Harrison, for James Fowler, for Edward Shanklin, for Jennett McDonaId, for Alex. Miller, for Jno. Hardman, for Henry Ewen (Erven), for William Ervin, for Andw. Ervin, for Walter Crow, for Michael Waren, for John Curry.
Records of Valentine Sevier in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: unless otherwise listed)
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of Augusta County, 1742 - Capt. Peter Shoull's List: Peter Shoull, Captain; And. Burd, Lieutenant; Math. Skeens, Ensign; Abram Harden, John Hill, Johnath Burley, John Harison, Georg. Clemens, Wm. Halimes, Zebulun Harrison, Jno. Davis, Jno. Taylor, Joseph Burley, William White, Isaac Lotos, Wm. Sherral, Valante Severe, John Cumberland, Jacob Jacobs, Thos. Moor, Stephanes Haveworth, Jas. Haveworth, John Beeson, Steph. Howard, Absolom Howard, Joseph Howard, John Benson, Benj. Hames (Haines), John Harrison, Thos. Lowker, Griffiths Thomas, John White, Adam Sherral, Rob. Caldwal, John Miller, Will Brizes (Briges), Wm. Carrel, John Hodg, Absolom Haveworth, John Haveworth.
- Pages 178-82. 26-27 May 1742. Jost Hite of Orange County to James Hoge of same. Lease and release; for £190 current money. 760 acres being the remains of a pattin (patent) of 3,395 acres granted to Jost Hite... at George Harrisson lowermost corners white oaks on the north side of Long Meadow which runs into Cedar Creek... Harrisson's and not Warff line... near a good spring... into the path that goes to Cedar Lick... (signed) Jost Hite. Wit: John Newport, John Saxton, Valentine Sevier. 27 May 1742. Acknowledged by Jost Hite. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 9].
- Page 148.--5th August, 1746. Robert McCay, of Augusta, and Jost Hite, of Frederick, to Robert Green, of Orange, surveying partners of a certain tract patented 26th March, 1739, to McCay, Hite, Duff and Green, 7,009 acres, £100 current money; 1,000 acres including lots 2 and 3. Witnesses, Thomas ( ) Linwell, Valentine Sevier, Gabriel Jones. Proved by all witnesses, 20th August, 1746.
- Vol. 2 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1745-1748. - 1747. Valentine Sevier petitions for ordinary license. Says he is very much infested with travellers.
- Page 372.--22d August, 1747. George and Ann, his wife, Brackenridge to Mary Cunningham, widow, £8.16.0 current money Virginia; 112 acres in Beverley Manor. Teste: J. (S.?) Bramham, Valentine Sevier, Robt. McClenachan.
- Page 149.--4th February, 1749. John Hodge, farmer, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Jacob Woodley. Smith's Creek; Daniel James' branch; Valentine Sevear's Mill; the mill tract, 1/2 acre, is to return to heirs of Jacob Woodley. Teste: Wm. Rambo.
- Page 129.--17th May, 1749. Administration bond as above (refers to will of John Johnston), with sureties James Robinson, Valentine Sevier.
- G-237: Nicholas Seahorn of Augusta County, 399 acres, 3 Ro. 24 Per. in said County. Surv. Mr. George Byrn. On Smith's Creek, on Waggon Road, adj. Valentine Savier, William Carroll, Mary Newman, Thomas Loocker, Jane Schene. 21 July 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2, pg. 34].
- Page 294.--17th August, 1749. James Wood, Gent of Frederick, to William Burk, 4000 acres. Patented to James, 22nd September, 1739. On South River, near peaked Mountain, Boon's Run. Delivered: Nicholas Null, 25th May, 1753. Teste: Isaac Perkins, John Neill, James Porteus, Valentine Sevier.
- Page 342.--29th September, 1749. James Wood, of Frederick, to Robert Shankland, of Lancaster, Penna. Muddy Creek. Corner Jacob Dye. Patented to James, 12th January, 1746, 300 acres. Teste: William Dobbin, James Carroll, Thomas Wood, Valentine Sevier, Edward Shanklin.
- Robert Colville, 23 Sept. 1749 - 23 Oct. 1749; 405 acres on South side of Patrick Grimes; adj. Valentine Sevier. Chain Carriers - William Carrol & John O'Nele [sic, s/b O/Neal]. Daniel Holeman present on survey. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 22]. [Note: based upon the locations of other early settlers listed in this record, this survey appears to be on the north branch of the Shenandoah River].
- G-389: Robert Colvill of Augusta County, 405 acres in Augusta County. Surv. Mr. George Burne. Adj. Patrick Grimes, Valentine Saveire, North River of Shannondoah. 1 Aug. 1750. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 42]. [Note: this appears to be the same land listed above]
- Page 455.--1st September, 1752. Thomas Reese's will. Blacksmith. Wife, Mary, executrix with Andrew Bird. Deed for land bought from Valentine Severe, to be made to wife, Mary, and Andrew Bird. Son, Joseph Reese, infant. Teste: Saml. Newman, Wm. Draper, Ralph Rund. Proved, 15th November, 1752, by all witnesses, and both executors qualify.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 26, 1753. - (77) James Mitchell complains that his master, Valentine Severe, abuses him--several of these complaints by several of Valentine's servants.
- Page 448.--6th April, 1757. Jno. Nicholls, of Frederick, by Jno. Harden, his attorney in fact, to Robert, Alexander and David Tedford. Nicholls, by letter of attorney recorded in Frederick, appointed Harden his attorney to sell lands he might be entitled to by the will of Borden or otherwise. £30, 500 acres in Forks of James, part of Bordcn's 92100, North Branch of James. Teste: Valentine Sevier, Wm. Magee. Delivered, Andrew Hays, January, 1760.
- Page 27 - Thomas Loocher, 68 acres, Long Meadow Branch of North River of the Shenandoah. Adjoining Valentine Sevears, Jacob Woodly. February 3, 1763. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 11].
- Page 218.--18th April, 1763. Valentine Sevire, of Frederick, farmer, to Andrew Bird, miller, £42.10.7, all his household goods, cattle, &c. Teste: Nicholas Jeehon, Jno. Phillips. Proved by Jno. Phillips. Delivered: Jno. Phillips, February, 1764.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1765 (D). - John Hopes (Hapes) vs. Daniel Harrison.--Chancery. Spa. issued September, 1763. Bill states that orator was some years ago employed as Deputy Sheriff under Robert McClenachan, and continued so for two years. Thomas Harrison, Daniel Harrison and John Cravens were his securities. As the end of orator's term drew near he became fearful that he would be behind in his accounts, and withdrew himself to Carolina, leaving his Sheriff's books and effects for the satisfaction of his bondsmen. His effects were immediately attached by Daniel Harrison, who was appointed Deputy Sheriff in orator's place. After some time orator returned to Virginia and sold a tract of land for £47, which he paid to his securities, expecting to have an account rendered to him by defendant, but orator waited a long time for an accounting, and then applied for one, but has never gotten one yet. Prayer for acconuting. Daniel Harrison's answer states that: Claims that orator is still in his debt. Account follows: Downes's fees--William Carrel, David Johnson, James Scott, John Dunbar, William Longin, Mathy Thomas, John Griffeth, John Megil. Adam Bracen Righ's book (boock)--Alen Sculps, Alen Jackson. John Bumgardner's book--Jonathan Duglis, Aorgin Jones, John Crage, Thos. Dwode, Ben Inman Gouge, John Harrison, Henry Netherentine, Samuel Lonard, Renell Macdannel, Jeremiah Orsburn, Jr., Samuel Pattron, James Rutledge, Samuel Samples, Edward Shankling, Hugh Duglis, Wm. Ewing, David Crage, John Griffeth, James Gray, Reuben Harrison, Samuel Henderson, Francis MacBred, Richard Marling, John Phillips, John Pattron, Valentine Seveor, Mathew Ship, John Walker, Thomas Holing, Mung Price, Hugh Camel, John Davis, Jacob Glashe, John Holmes, Joell Hornback, Thomas Loin (Lain), Peter Mate, John Orsburn, Josiah Parrent, Edward Rutledge, James Scot, Mathous Sulcer, Richard Tictum.
- Page 424.--18th August, 1767. Jacob Woodley (Woodle) and Grace ( ) yeoman, to Thomas Moore, blacksmith, 200 acres conveyed to Jacob by Valentine Sevior, on Smith's Creek, crossing Daniel James' branch.
- Page 38.--19th February, 1769. William McGee and Jane ( ) to William McDowel, 160, between the Timber Ridge and Smith's Creek, corner Valentine Sevear, line of Andrew Byrd's land; Borden's line; Thomas Millsap's line, on the side of the Limestone Ridge, 158 acres by patent. Teste: Andrew Byrd, Edward Sampson, Jos. Wat. Peace.
- Page 492.--10th April, 1769. Alex. Bohannon (Buchanan) and Isabella, of North Carolina, to Michael Bowyer, £200, the tract commonly known by the place whereon Valentine Sevier formerly lived, containing 400 acres, side of Daniel James' Branch, Absalom Hayworth's line. Teste: W. Bowyer, John Stewart, Thos. Brown, Christopher Graham.
- Page 429.--18th August, 1770. George ( ) Shooemaker and Elizabeth ( ) to Conrad Weavell, £15, 31 acres on North Branch of Shanadore, part of 310 acres patented to Valentine Sevear, 27th June, 1764, and conveyed to George; Bordens line. Teste: Jacob Bear, Robert Balshee, Jno. Geo. Kipp. Delivered: Geo. Hevener, 8th October, 1773.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1773. - (178) Witnesses: Margaret Bryan, Joseph Goore, Margaret Benson, Joannah Sevior. (Note: Joanna was Valentine's wife).
Records in Frederick County, VA
- Know all men by these presents that I Valentine Severe of Frederick County & Collony of Virginia farmer for & in Consideration of the sum of forty two pounds Ten Shillings and Seven pence Current Lawfull money of Virginia to me in hand paid by Andrew bird of Augusta County in Colony aforesd. Miller(5) where of I do hereby acknowledge the Receipt and my Self therewith fully & Entirely Satisfied have Bargained Sold Set over & Delivered and by these presents in plain & open market – according to the just and true form of Law in that case made and provided do bargain Sell Set over and Deliver into the sd. Andrew Bird and his heirs Exrs. admrs. and assigns The Following Cattle Goods and Chattles Viz five Cows one with a young calf a two year Old heifer & three yearlings four feather Beds with all their Coverings & furniture to them belonging withall my hogs and all my wearing apparral and all the Pewter and all other my housefurniture withall my Iron pots and pans & three Smooth Bore Guns And every part and parcel of my movable Estate too tedious to mention in particulars all my Tools and Implements of Husbandry &c To Have and to Hold the said Bargained premises unto the said Andrew Bird his heirs Exrs. Admrs. & Assigns to the only proper use and Behoof of the said Andrew Bird his Exrs. Adminrs. And Assigns forever And I the sd. Valentine Sevire for myself my heirs Exrs. & adminrs. the said Bargained Premises unto Andrew Bird his heirs Exrs. & Administrators and assigns against all and all manner of persons Shall and will warrant and for ever Defend by these presents In Witness whereof together with the Delivery of these premises I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal This Eighteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three 1763. Sealed and Delivered (signed) Valentine Sevire (L.S.). In presence of Nicholas Zeehon, John Phillips.
- May 1765 Valentine Sevier and Johanna his wife sold, for 200 pounds, to their 19 year old son, John Sevier, their home and the 378 acres of land (which had been granted to them by Thomas, Lord Fairfax 1 July 1749) [Frederick Co. DEED BOOK 10, page 441].
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Goad, Michael. Goad Genealogy.
- Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), Vol 2, Page 456.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK.
Page 444.--1767-1768: Processioned by Robt. Cravens and Jeremiah Harrison: For Daniel Smith, for Lennard Herren, for Samuel Sample, for Thomas Harrison, for John Harrison, for Wm. Snaddone, for John McClure, for Saml. Briggs, for John McGill, for John Fowler, for Saml. Hemphill, for Jeremiah Harrison, for William Gregg, for Pat. Guin, for Jno. Cravens, for Robt. Cravens, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Harrison, for John Brown, for David Ralston, for John Hinton, for Vaulintine Saveyer, for Francis Hughes, for Alex. Harrison, for James Fowler, for Edward Shanklin, for Jennett McDonald, for Alex. Miller, for Jno. Hardman, for Henry Ewen (Erven), for William Ervin, for Andw. Ervin, for Walter Crow, for Michael Waren, for John Curry.