Data. Road Petition, Augusta County, Reedy Creek to Woods River



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Intermediate Source:Chalkley's Chronicles


This appears to be a road petition dating to the period prior the start up of the French and Indian War. The area is from Reedy Creek to Woods River, which places the petitioners in the area between Roanoke and Saltville. This area was largely depopulated during the Indian attacks beginning 1756.


We petitioners, being the frontier inhabitants of this colony, labor under great inconveniences for want of a road being opened from our settlement towards the landing, and there being (as we presume) ; a sufficient number of inhabitants to open one, we therefore humbly pray that your worship will be graciously pleased to take our case under your serious consideration and grant an order for a road to be opened from Zachariah Callhouns, on Reedy Creek, and thence to the Buffalo Lick and from thence the nearest and best way to Woods River, at the upper end of a small island below the mouth of the Little River, and thence towards the forks of Meadow Creek, and thence to the top of the dividing ridge between Woods River and the South Fork of Roanoke, and that John Vance and Alexander Sayers be appointed to mark and lay off said road from said Callhouns to Woods River, and that John Stroud and James Conley mark and lay off from thence to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc. That John McFarland and Joseph Crockett be appointed overseers to open and clear said road from said Calhoun's to Woods River, with the subscribers and the adjacent inhabitants and that William Crispe and William Pellem be appointed overseers from Woods River to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc., and we, your petitioners, shall pray.


Original OrderAlphabetical OrderLikely Person Link*
Hendery Battan Robert Allcorn
Jacob Goldman Thomas Barnes
Jacob Goldman Hendery Battan
Frederick Cadock Frederick Cadock
John Scott Jacob Cassall
John Combe John Combe
Samuel Stonacie Joseph Crockett
Robert McFarland John Downing
John Stead Mordecai Early
Mordecai Early Jacob GoldmanPerson:Jacob Goldman (1)
John Downing Jacob GoldmanPerson:Jacob Goldman (2)
Charles Sincler John Gorman
Wiliam Sayers William Hamilton
William Hamilton James Heris
Robert V(N)orris Andrew Lynam
Samuel Mountgomery Humberstone Lyon
Andrew Lynam Stephen Lyon
James Macee James Macee
James Heris Robert McFarland
Robert Miller John McFarland
John Miller Robert Miller
Robert Allcorn John Miller
William Miller William Miller
John McFarland James Miller
Joseph Crockett Samuel Mountgomery
Val. Wilcher Wiliam Sayers
Humberstone Lyon Alexander Sayers
James Miller John Scott
Stephen Lyon Charles Sincler
Thomas Barnes John Stead
James Willy Samuel Stonacie
John Vance Robert V(N)orris
Alexander Sayers John Vance
Jacob Cassall Val. Wilcher
John Gorman. James Willy