Person:Blakely Brush (1)

Blakely Brush, of Augusta County, VA & Shelby County, KY
d.Bef 9 Feb 1814 Shelby County, Kentucky
  1. Elizabeth BrushAbt 1725 - 1812
  2. Blakely Brush, of Augusta County, VA & Shelby County, KY1741 - Bef 1814
  3. Catherine BrushBef 1747 -
  • HBlakely Brush, of Augusta County, VA & Shelby County, KY1741 - Bef 1814
  • WJanet Unknown1744 -
m. Abt 1763
  1. John BrushAbt 1772 - 1854
  2. Elizabeth Brush
  3. Rachel Brush
  4. Richard Brush
  5. William Brush
  6. James Brush1782 - 1839
Facts and Events
Name Blakely Brush, of Augusta County, VA & Shelby County, KY
Alt Name Blakeley Brush
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1741 Pennsylvania
Marriage Abt 1763 to Janet Unknown
Death[1] Bef 9 Feb 1814 Shelby County, Kentucky

Blakely Brush was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 208.--21st May, 1771. John Kirk and Margret to Blackly (Blakely) Brush. £25, 100 acres of Borden's 92100, John Kirk's line.

Records in Virginia

  • Pay receipt of Blakely Brush for £3.1.0 from William Preston, 14 Aug. 1759. (2QQ--) [Source: Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 228].
  • 28 Jul 1788 - Isaac Lawson was a witness in the suit in Chancery, Robert Baine v. Jas. Allen. Isaac had been in company with Blakely Brush in the spring of 1786 when Brush told him if Baine had 235 acres, he was claiming more than he had a right to; there was vacant land unclaimed. [Rockbridge Chancerry Court, Robert Banev. James Allen, 1791-003]
  • New Monmouth Membership, 1790: Names of persons who had taken seats in the Old Monmouth meeting house, September 5, 1790: Blakely Brush. (listed among many others). [Source: A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton, pg. 462].
  • Virginia Grant Book 36, p. 97 - Grant to Isaac Lawson by virtue of a Treasury Warrant, #22223 issued 24 Dec 1783, 97 acres by Survey dated 2 Apr 1794, lying in the county of Rockbridge adjoining lands of Hugh Paul, his own lands, Blakely Brush and Robert Bains. Begin line of said Pauls land; with his own line, corner of said Brushs land and with his, Robert Baines line. 7 Sep 1796.
  • On 14 Feb 1791, Isaac Lawson stated that it appeared plainly to him that there was vacant land outside the patent lines. Brush had sworn him to secrecy.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1767 (C). - Catherine Whitley, by Blakeley Brush, her next friend, vs. Jonathan Whitley, her next friend.--Bill for divorce for cruelty. Writ, 28th August, 1767. [Note: Blakely Brush appears to be the brother of Catherine]
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