Facts and Events
William Hall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Advisory on William Hall
There were apparently two different William Hall's living near each other in early Augusta County, near the southwest section of the Borden Tract. This William Hall married Margaret Collier, sister of John Collier who aquired land near Buffalo Creek. He apparently had been in North Carolina prior to 1759. The other William Hall, who acquired two tracts in the Borden Tract, married Jean Mitchell and died in Rockbridge County, Virginia in December 1772. It is not known if these two William Hall's are related, more research may be necessary.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 23 May 1750 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 729 - John Collier and Sisely to William Hall. Delivered: Jos. Hall, February, 1755. - 212 acres on Buffalo Creek whereon John now lives. The Shipp Rock; corner Arthur Brown. Teste: Tobias Smith, William Lusk, Patrick Deavis.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 167.--13th April, 1759. William ( ) Hall and Margaret ( ) of County, North Carolina, to James Davis, £40, 212 acres on a branch of Buffelo Creek joining Jno. Collier's land; 3 white oaks by the Ship Rock; corner Arthur Brown. Teste: Wm. Davis, Henry H. Kerkham, James Campbell. Delivered: Jno. Low by your order, September, 1761, (Above conveyed to Wm. Hill by John Collier and Sisely, his wife, 22d May, 1750.)
Records of William Hall in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records: (records appear to be for this William Hall)
- 21 Mar. 1753 - Augusta County, Virginia Order Book 3, page 415 - Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr, and James Campbell -- keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to James Youngs Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompsons Plantation.
- 13 June 1753 - Augusta County, Virginia Court Judgements, page 439 - Petition for road from Joseph Long's mill to James Young's mill and by William Hall's, on the North River, and into the Great Road on James 440 Thompson's plantation. It is our course to meeting, mill and market. John Carr, James Campbell, Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitly, John Collyer, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, James Barton, William Waddington, William Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Hutton, William Todd, James Bates, James Foot, James Young, Patrick Young.
- 22 Nov. 1753 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 5 - Thomas Reedy's bond as administrator of John Richman, with sureties John Collier, William Hall.
- May 1756 - County Court Judgments - (B) Hall vs Fleming -- Deposition of John Collyer. William Hall was Collyer's brother in law. William Hall's wife said that she took in John Fleming, the defendant's (William Fleming) son for charity at the time he had smallpox.
- 04 April 1761 - Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 3, page 16 - Patrick Young's will--Wife, Esibala (Isabella) and Joseph Walker, executors; son, James; 3 daughters, Sarah, Jannet and Allas. Teste: Wm. Hall, Jas. Campbell, Saml. McMurty. Proved, 19th May, 1761, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, with John Bowyer, Jno. Collier, James McKee. Isabella's mark ( )
- 18 Nov. 1762 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 3, page 196 - Joseph Walker and Isabella Young's settlement of estate of Patrick Young. Recorded. Paid John Law, Jno. Taylor, Thos. Stuart, Jno. Hall and Saml. McMurty, James Todd, Gilbert Crawford, Stephen Orson, Jno. Hickman, David Dryden, Hugh Cunningham, Ro. McElhenny, Wm. Hall. Sale bill to Jno. Collier. Jas. Davis, Andrew Hall, Jas. O'Bryan, Saml. McMurty, Geo. Gibson, Isabella Young.
- 13 March 1771 - At a court continued and held for Botetourt County - John Kelley Plff. Vs Arthur Campbell Deft. In Case This day came the parties by their attorneys, & thereupon came also a jury towit: William McBride, Moses Collier, Robert Bowen, Reese Bowen, Henry Paulin, John Hanna, Thomas Rowland, William Rowland, Nathaniel Evans, Hugh Bartley, William Hall and John Jackson retd. Verdict that deft. Is not guilty. Jufgt. Accdgly. & that deft. Recover of plff. His costs by him about his defence in this behalf expended.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1796 (N to Z). - Peter Wiley vs. Thomas Scott--Ejectment. Rockbridge. 120 acres on Collier's Creek, copy of grant, 3d November, 1750, to Samuel Patten; 100 acres on a branch of Buffalo Creek of James River, William Hall.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1803 (N to Z). - John Scott vs. Valentine Miller--Rockbridge, hundred and twenty acres. Patent by Henry Lee to Peter Wiley 6th January, 1792, 120 acres adjoining Smith Williams and Jane Gilmore on Collier's Creek, corner to Valentine Millar. Deed 22nd February, 1771, John Kirkham of Botetourt to Richard Williams, 100 acres in Forks of James, corner James David, Smith Williams. Recorded in Botetourt: Deed, James Patton to Wm. Hall, recorded 20th November, 1752. Will, Henry Kirkham. Deed, 10th December, 1783, Richd. Williamson and Ann, of Rockbridge, to Smith Williamson of same county, 100 acres, corner Smith Williams; recorded in Rockbridge. Deed, 23d February, 1771, Jno. Kirkham, of Botetourt, to Richard Williams. Deed 2d November, 1791, Smith Williamson, of Wilks County, Georgia, to Thos. Scott, of Rockbridge, 116 acres on Collier's Creek, Whiteoaks, near the Ship Rock; recorded in Rockbridge.
Information on William Hall
Another WILLIAM HALL, RIN 20615, MARRIED MARGARET COLLIER before May, 1756, later moved to North Carolina, bought Augusta County land on “Buffalo Creek.” [Source: http://sherlene4.wordpress.com/]