Facts and Events
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William Mitchell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Mitchell's land (Beverley Manor NW, (prob.) 105 acres, acquired from Samuel Sproul prior to October, 1773) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: Samuel Sproul was the father-in-law of William Mitchell).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 78.--1st October, 1773. William Mitchell and Rebecca ( ), of 1st part; Margaret ( ) Sprowl, widow and relict of Samuel Sprowl, deceased, of 2d part; James Patterson and Sarah ( ) and Alex. Thompson and Martha ( ) of 3d part; George Peerey of 4th part. Samuel Sproul devised one-half of 210 acres to Mitchell with remainder in other half after death of widow; died leaving three daughters, who are women above. Mitchell has sold his interest to George Peerey. Delivered: George Peerey's son, February, 1782.
Records of William Mitchell in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 112.--25th April, 1786. David Caile's will, Sr., farmer--To wife, Alberdina; to sons, Peter, David, Jacob, John, William, each 1 shilling; to daughters, Elizabeth Bryan, Mary Branson, Christiana Ford, Keziah Handley. Executors, wife Alberdina and son Jacob. Teste: James Peerey, Borvell Pulliam, Wm. Mitchell. Proved, 17th July, 1787, by James Peery, and on 17th June, 1794, by Mitchell.