Facts and Events
William Martin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 2.--18th August, 1762. Hugh Martin to William Martin, £100, 310 acres on Christian's Creek; cor. Wm. Palmer; George Robinson's cor., now Wm. Henderson's land; cor. Alex. Thompson. Signed by John and Robert Thompson and acknowledged by them, 19th August, 1762. (Note: William Martin received this land from his father Hugh Martin).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 817.--19th March, 1765. William ( ) Martin, and Agness ( ) to William Jameson, £100, 310 acres on Christian's Creek whereon Martin now lives, conveyed to Martin by Jno. and Robert Thomson, 12th September, 1750; corner Wm. Palmer; George Robinson's corner (now Wm. Henderson's land), plat surveyed for Wm. Russell (now Alex. Thomson's land). Teste: Hugh Martin, Mathew Harper, Wm. Doherty. Delivered: Wm. Jameson. 8th November, 1769.
Records of William Martin in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 21, 1752. - (410) Maurice O'Frield, John Trimble, Wm. McFeeters, Wm. Martain, James Young, Jacob Lockart, James Vance, Patrick Martin, Wm. McClintock, Rob. Young, Thos. Piery, John Campbell, James Peary, Robert Davis, James Philips, John Spear, John McMurry, Alexr. McMurry, David Stuard, Hugh Young, John Jameson, Rob. McClellon and John Brown--to work the road under Saml. Wallace from top of North Mountain to this Co. Ho.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1753. - (414) John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, Thomas Kirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, William McFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, William McClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace, Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, Cornelius Donaho, George Peary, Adam Thompson, Thomas Peary, John Campbell, James Peary, Wm. McNab, Robert Scot, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Thomas Dunn, Francis Dunn, Major Scot, John Bigham, John Black, Samuel Downing, Alexr. McFeeters, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin--to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 18, 1763. - (477) Andrew Russell, with two tithables, William Palmer, William Martin, Alexr. McDonald, Wm. Thompson, Alexr. Thompson, John Thompson, George Caldwell and his two sons. Wm. Henderson and John Wallace, to work the road from Christian's Creek to Rockfeil Gap.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1766. - (192) William Martin qualified admr. of father, Hugh Martin. Dawson Wade, appraiser.
- Page 330.--4th May, 1773. Samuel Hodge's will of the Calf Pasture-- To wife, Elizabeth; to daughter, Eleanor, unmarried; to son John, plantation whereon John lives between Wm. Kinkead and James Gay; to son, James, testator's home plantation; to grandson, Saml. Hodge, "one certain ivory-headed cain"; to daughter, Sarah McDonal; to daughter, Agness Martin; to daughter, Margaret McElvain; to daughter, Cathereen Kelly; to daughter, Elizabeth McCutchen. Executors, wife Elizabeth and John Hodge. Teste: Frances McConnel, Henry McDonnal, Francis McDonnal. Proved, 21st March, 1775, by the McDonalds. (Note: Samuel Hodge was the father-in-law of William Martin).
- Vol. 1 - MAY 18, 1774. (468) Ephraim Richardson and Wm. Martin--road surveyors from Francis Wier's, on Monongahela River, to Thorny Creek, on waters of Greenbrier. John Warwick, Richard Elliott and Ralph Stewart are exempted from working on above road until it is built. William Hadden is ordered to clear from Thorny Creek to Nap's Creek, with tithables living below him on Nap's Creek, and from Alexr. Dunlap's to William Sharp's on Greenbrier. Jacob Warwick, road overseer, from William Warwick's to Back Creek, with tithables from Thomas Cartmell's up Greenbrier to the head and down Nap's Creek to Moses Moore's.