William Stephenson, of the South Branch of the Potomac River, Augusta County, VA
m. prob. bef. 1700
- William Stephenson, of the South Branch of the Potomac River, Augusta County, VAEst 1700-1710 - Bef 1759
Facts and Events
William Stephenson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Importation to Virginia
- 1735, November 19 - William Stephenson . . . imported immediately from Great Britain into this colony. (p. 46), Orange County, Virginia Importations (in Magazine of Virginia Genealogy - Vol. 26 #3, August 88)
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 404.--5th November, 1747. £8 current money Virginia. Robert Green to Wm. Stephenson, 200 acres, same as above (on the southermost branch of the south branch of Potomac, part of 2,643 acres patented to Rob. Green, 12th January, 1746). Tested and proved as above (Teste: James Porteus and Gabriel Jones, Wm. Russell. Proved by all, 18th November, 1747).
- Page 429.--200 acres on the Bare Spring, a branch of the Dry River, at a place called the Maple Swamp, patented to William Stephenson, deceased, 16th June, 1756, 10th November, 1757, and devised to son Mathew. Teste: Robert Davis and John Stephenson. (Note: Dry River is part of the Shenandoah River system that flows into the Potomac River, )
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 437.--15th March, 1757. Wm. Stephenson and Sarah ( ) to Mathias Tise, £90, 200 acres on southernmost Fork of South Branch Potomac, part of 2640 acres patented to Ro. Green, 12th January, 1746, and conveyed by Green to William, 5th November, 1747; cor. tract sold to Jno. Patton, Jr. Delivered: Mathias Tice, March, 1769.
Will of William Stephenson
- Page 299.--24th September, 1757. William Stephenson's will--Wife, Sarah; ratifies former gifts to children; sons, David and Mathew; daughter, Sarah. (John Davis to advise about division of land.) (Tract of land on the Gum Run Meadow.) To sons, Adam and John, what Arthur Trader owes testator. All children, viz: Adam, John, James, William, David, Elizabeth, Mathew, Sarah, probably all infants (girls under 18). John Davis to have the care, guardianship and tuition of children. Executors, wife Sarah and son Adam. Teste: Silas Hart, Henry Smith, Jno. McCoy. Proved, Kith May, 1759, by Hart and McCoy. Executors qualify, with Abraham Smith, Mathew Patton.
- Page 333.--21st November, 1759. William Stephenson's appraisement, by John Malkem, Thos. Gordon, Ephraim Love.
Records of William Stephenson in Augusta County, VA
- Page 420.--5th November, 1747. Robert Green to John Patton, Sr. £18 current money Virginia, 453 acres adjoining Wm. Stephenson as above (on the southermost branch of the south branch of Potomac, part of 2,643 acres patented to Rob. Green, 12th January, 1746). Tested and proved as above (Teste: James Porteus and Gabriel Jones, Wm. Russell. Proved by all, 18th November, 1747).
- Vol. 1 - 1750 - Petition for road from Widow Cobern's Mill, on the South Branch, to John Paton's Mill, on the South Fork, at least 30 miles nearer than the road we formerly traveled. A bridle road asked for: William Stephenson, Mathew Patton, Jeremiah Calkin, George West, Peter Reed, Jr., Samuel Patton, Benjamin Patton, Leonard Reed, John Reed, John Knowles, Alexander Crockett, John Patton, Luke Collins, Jacob Reed, Daniel Richardson.
- Page 150.--22d May, 1755. John Patton, Sr., to Jno. Dunkle and Ludwick Waggoner, £100, 453 acres granted to Patton by Ro. Green, 5th November, 1748, west side of said (?) river; corner tract sold to Wm. Stephenson. Delivered to grantees, June, 1765.
- Page 429.--200 acres on the Bare Spring, a branch of the Dry River, at a place called the Maple Swamp, patented to William Stephenson, deceased, 16th June, 1756, 10th November, 1757, and devised to son Mathew. Teste: Robert Davis and John Stephenson.
- Page 294.--16th November, 1758. Hance Reager's appraisement, by Abraham Smith, William Stephenson, Robt. Harrison.
- Page 156 -- 15th November, 1768. John Davison and Martha to James Dunn, £33, 225 acres on a branch of Dry River of Shanandore; Abraham Smith's line, corner on Stevenson's land. Delivered: Ben. Forsythe, April, 1777. (Note: by 1768, William Stephenson's land had been conveyed to his son Matthew).
- Vol. 2 - Dunkle vs. Hull--O. S. 215; N. S. 76--Deed 15th March, 1789, by George Dunkle of Pendleton County to John Dunkle, 7-1/2 acres on South Fork of South Branch of Potomac. Recorded in Pendleton 4th May, 1789. Orator is John Duncle, son of John Duncle. Original deed 22d May, 1755, by John Patton, Sr. to John Dunckle and Ludwick Waggoner, 455 acres conveyed to John by Robert Green, 5th November, 1748, Wm. Stephenson's line. Recorded in Augusta. Will of George Dunkle, Sr., of Pendleton. Sons, George and Jacob; son John's heirs, infants; daughters, Mary Gragg, Elizabeth Hoover, Barbara Hoover. John's children are Elizabeth, Margaret, and John. Dated 27th May, 1802. Recorded in Pendleton.
- Page 307.--5th March, 1816. Mary Stephenson's will, widow of Major D. Stephenson--All slaves to be liberated and transported to some free State; all estate to be divided into two equal parts, one to David's relations and one to Mary's; 1st, to Adam Stephenson's (deceased) children, to James Stephenson's (deceased) family, to William Stephenson's (deceased) family (all three brothers to David), and to Elizabeth Herring (sister to David), and to Robert Shanklin (son to David's sister); 2d, to Catherine Gordon (Mary's sister), Mrs. Ruth Davis (Mary's sister), James Davis, Walter Davis; and the children of Robert Davis (all Mary's brothers). Executors, Charles A. Stuart. Proved, February Court, 1818. Executor qualifies. (Note: Mary Stephenson who wrote her will in 1816 was the wife of Maj. David Stephenson, son of this William Stephenson. Her will can help prove some of the relationships in William's family).