Facts and Events
William Blair was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
"In the spring of 1769, in the wake of the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Hard Labor, hundreds of settlers streamed across the Allegheny mountains. In the vanguard of those who chose the Greenbrier region were twenty-year-old John Stuart, Robert McClanahan, Thomas Renick, And William Hamilton . . . . Other surveys were made in 1769 for James Hughart, James Jordan, James Knox, Charles Lewis, William Mann, James McCoy, John McCoy, William McCoy, Lawrence Murphy, and Thomas Williams on Sinking Creek, east of Big Clear Creek Mountain; Andrew Crockett, Alexander Crockett, and Hugh Gillespie in the Nob Ridge area; Job Fletcher on Spring Lick Creek; and Moses Moore, William Renick and Joseph Williams on Second Creek. Most of these surveys were entirely or partially in present Greenbrier County. In addition, surveys were made for William Blair and William Lewis on Clover Lick Creek; Hugh Johnson, about twelve miles from Marlinton on the northwest side of the Greenbrier River; and John Lewis on Knapp Creek, all in Pocahontas County."