Facts and Events
William Gragg was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Information on William Gragg
From "The Gregg Family History Project Website":
4. William Gragg, son of John, must have been born about 1735, in Northern Ireland; married Elizabeth Martin. The eldest son, William, Jr., was born 15 April 1752 (Note: other sources have William, Jr.'s birthdate as 15 April 1758), therefore, the birth date of his father was basic on this authentic information. A quote from the "Virginia Historical Magazine," Vol. 1, "Acreage to William Gragg, what is now Greenbrier County, West Virginia, 25 October 1751, 300 acres." Greenbrier County was formed in 1778, from the area which was originally Augusta County, Virginia. Most counties in this region had scattered settlers many years before the counties were organized.
Augusta County court records reveal, 9 August 1757, - "William Gragg removing part of his estate cut of the county." The name William Gragg of Albemarle County was found in the Augusta County Fee Books in the years 1769 and 1777.
William, Sr., died in Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1789. His will was cated 14 January 1789, and proved in Albemarle County, October 1769; named his wife Elizabeth and the following children:
- 1. William Gragg, Jr. - Married Elizabeth Pulliam and Nancy Coffey
- 2. Sarah Gragg - Married John Shope
- 3. Elizabeth Gragg - Married Phillip Shope
- 4. Susanna Gragg
- 5. Beniah Gragg - Married Jane Early Kyle (McDonnah)
- 6. Robert Gragg
- 7. Nancy Gragg - Married Briant?
- 8. Mary Gragg - Married Arch Campbell