Facts and Events
William Patrick was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1797--November 11, John McCutchen and Wm. Patrick, surety. John McCutchen and Isabella Patrick, of age, daughter of John Patrick, sister to Wm. Patrick.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1800--August 20, David Bell and William Patrick, surety. David Bell and Rebeccah Patrick, daughter of John Patrick (consent). Teste: Wm. Patrick, James Gwinn.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1801--June 15, Wm. Finley and Samuel Finley, surety. Wm. Finley and Sally Ramsey, daughter of Andrew Ramsey (consent). Teste: Wm. and Chas. Patrick. Saml. and Wm. Finley are cousins, and Wm. is of age.
- Vol. 2 - Revolutionary War Service Declaration - John Thompson's Declaration, 25th September, 1832: Was born in County Derry, Ireland, 1st April, 1760; his father and family landed in the City of Philadelphia in 1775 and proceeded immediately to Augusta County, where declarant has resided continuously except four years spent in Rockbridge County; he was drafted on the first of January, 1781, rendevouzed at Teas's under Capt. John Cunningham, marched to Fredericksburg, where he stayed three or four weeks, thence to Portsmouth, and was transferred to Capt. Charles Cameron's Company; Sampson Mathews was Colonel; was discharged at Portsmouth. Was again drafted in the same year for three months; marched from Teas's under Col. Samuel Lewis and Capt. Thomas Smith, where the company to which he was attached rendevouzed about three months, and was discharged two or three days before Cornwallis surrendered; that William Patrick marched with him during the two tours.
- Vol. 2 - Revolutionary War Service Declaration - William Patrick's Declaration, September 25th, 1832: Aged 69 years on the 21st of last January; was drafted January 1st, 1781, and assembled at Teas's; in Capt. Thomas Rankin's Company; about four weeks afterwards he was assigned to Capt. Charles Cameron's Company, of Col. Sampson Mathews's Regiment, of which William Bowyer was Lieutenant Colonel and Alexander Robertson Major; was marched to the "Old Bird Ordinary" on the way to Richmond; an express was received that Arnold was about to go up the Rappahannock and destroy the stores at Falmouth; marched to Fredericksburg, where they remained a few weeks, then marched with the company and regiment to Portsmouth; near there he was in several skirmishes on scouting parties; there his regiment joined General Muhlenburg with several regiments of Militia and perhaps some regular troops or "18-months men;" Baron Steuben was training the men at this place; was discharged at Portsmouth, having served three months and nineteen days. Was again drafted, and rendezvoused at Teas's, under Capt. William Finley, about the first of August; in Colonel Samuel Lewis's Regiment; Long was Major; the Company and Regiment marched to New Canton, thence to West Point, where they remained eight to ten days, and marched back by New Canton, down to Cabin Point, crossing the James River about twenty miles above James Town and again at James Town; marched to Williamsburg, where they remained two or three weeks; proceeded to York Town. joining the main army under Washington, Lafayette, and Wayne; was there discharged, having been in no battle; York Town was fought a very short time after he was discharged; was out two months and nineteen days. He was born in Augusta about twelve or fourteen miles east of Staunton on January 31st, 1763. Alexander Williams was with him on his first tour and Smith Thompson returned with him from the second.
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 4, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- Patrick, William - born 1/21/1763 Augusta County, Virginia, 12-14 miles east of town of Staunton; entered service 1781 in that County at Teas (now Waynesborough) near Rochfish Gap; received Pension 1832 in Augusta County, Virginia, when made affidavit there by Wiliiam Davis & Thomas Calbreath, per County Clerk of Court Jefferson Kinney; affidavit there then by Smith Thompson he served in Revolutionary War with soldier; affidavit there then by Alexander Williams he & brother knew soldier when they were in Revolutionary War service. F-S5882, R1885,