The Old Augusta Project (AKA "Old Augusta Tapestry") is a systematic attempt to capture information about the people who settled in the Old Augusta area of Virginia, beginning about 1738, and who were present in the area through about 1800. The goal is to identify and document each of the people known to have been in the area. In some cases, the documentary history of specific individuals is very extensive. In other cases, we may know only their name. Doubtless, many of those who were in the area during the target period, left no record at all of their presence. RW Scott wrote, in his history of Orange County:
Name after name of places and people once locally historic has passed into oblivion and beyond the reach of the investigator. Regret is vain, and can not restore what is lost; my effort has been to save what is left, and to perpetuate it for posterity.
The following provides an alphabetical listing (A-L) of those individuals currently (May, 2013) included in the Old Augusta Project. This is an ongoing project, and individuals are still being identified for inclusion. Each person identified in this register has an associated article for them. That article may have considerable information about the individual, or it may be simply a "place holder" waiting to have more detailed information added.
Currently, there are approximately 4500 persons identified and documented (to one degree or another) in the Old Augusta Project. In comparison, Source:Chalkley's Chronicles shows records for about 6640 individuals. In some cases those individuals are known from only a single record. Sometimes that record will provide only the information that a person by a particular name was present in the area, but oftentimes it will provide enough information that the person can be placed in a family setting. For example, if the only we record we have for a person is the fact that they paid a fee for some unspecified service on the part of the county clerk, we probably can not place him in a family setting. On the other hand, if the only mention of the person is in their fathers will, we immediately have a much better knowledge of the person. We record what we can, and hope that in the future more knowledge may come available.