Person:Daniel Monahan (1)

Daniel Monahan
b.Est. 1707-1717
d.Bef. 23 Aug 1745 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HDaniel MonahanEst 1707-1717 - Bef 1745
m. bef. 1742
  1. Mary Monahan1742 -
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Monahan
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1707-1717
Marriage bef. 1742 Prob. Augusta County, Virginiato
Death? Bef. 23 Aug 1745 Augusta County, Virginia

Daniel Monahan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Daniel Monahan's land (Beverley Manor SE, 900 acres, 1739), as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Early Land Survey in Augusta County

The following survey is listed in "Hume's Field Book", early survey as follows: (83) ( ) ye 22, 1738, survey for Danis Monahan, beginning at James McClure's, Andrew McClure's.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, VA Records:

  • Pages 105-08. 20-21 Feb. 1738 [1739]. Coll. William Beverley of Essex County to Daniel Monahan of Augusta County. Lease and release; for £27 current money. 900 acres on the south fork of Shanandore, part of Mannor Beverley in Augusta County... corner to the old patt[ent] of the said manner... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Richd. Winslow, John Lewis, John Newport. 22 Feb. 1739 [1739]. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 8].

Disposition of Land from Orange County, VA Records:

  • Pages 35-37. Indenture 23 Feb. 1743 between Daniel Monohan, County of Orange, and Joseph Teer of same.. for five shillings.. sells 900 acres in Orange County.. west side of Blew Ridge of Mountains.. being part of Beverley Manor.. beginning.. Joseph Tear.. Andrew McLure.. Patent of Beverley Manor.. John Hart.. (signed) Daniel (X) Monohan (seal). Witnesses: G. Hume, John Pickens, Wm. Williams. (On Margin: "Monohan to Teer - Del'd to Jos. Teer Augst 1752". [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 9, Dorman, pg. 5].

Will of Daniel Monohan

  • Pages 64-66. Will of Daniel Managhan of the County of Augusta in the Colony of Virginia, yeoman, am very sick and weak in body, dated 6 Nov. 1744.
All my goods and chattels be sold on publick vandue toward the payment of debts and the remainder for the use of my well beloved daughter Mary Managham for the maintenance and schooling her in her minority.
If my said daughter shall depart this life before she shall attain the years of one and twenty leaving no legitimate issue then divided one half for the use of the church and the poors of the parrish of which she shall be a legal resident and the other half to my executors.
In order to prevent any dispute about the age of my daughter I certify that she was born 28 Dec. 1742.
My well beloved friends George Robinson Esqr. and Simon Eaker of said county executors.
(signed) Daniel (X) Managham
Wit: Will Armstrong, Charles Hungate, Jusa Armstrong. 23 Aug. 1745. Presented in Court by George Robinson and Simon Ackers, Esqrs. Proved by William Armstrong. Certificate granted executors for probate with James Patton, Gent., their security. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 11].
  • Page 87.--10th August, 1748. Daniel Monahan's appraisement by James Davies and Mark Evans. [Augusta County Will Book 1, Chalkley's].

Records of Daniel Monahan in Augusta County

  • Vol. 2 - MUSTER LIST OF AUGUSTA COUNTY - 1742: Capt. George Robinson's List: George Robinson, Captain; James McFeron, Lieutenant; Pat. Shirky, Ensign; James Ranfro, Sergeant; Dan Manaughan, Mark Coal, Peter Ranfro, George Draper, Rob Roland, Edw. Smith, Fran Kelly, And. Ganghagall, Henry Stiles, Hen Philip, Thomas Rindel, Thomas Looney, Rob Looney, Dan Looney, Adam Looney, Mark Joans, John Askins, John Flower, James Coal, Bryan Cass, Cornel Dougherty, Wm. Acres, Tasker Tosh, Hen Brown, Sam Brown, James Burk, Wm. Bean, _____Evins, Sam Martin, Peter Kinder, Stephen Evins, Peter Watkins, Stephen Ranfro, Benj. Davis, Wm. Clark, Wm. Shepherd, Benj. Deeson, John Smith, Hugh Coruthers, Wm. Bradshay, John Coal, Wm. Craven, Simon Acres, Nicol Horseford, _____ Meason.
  • Page 20.--16th November, 1752. William Armstrong to John Askins, 85 acres. Corner Daniel Monation; Smith's Creek.
  • Page 132.--27th September, 1769. John Askins, of Fairfax County, to John McIlhany, of Loudoun County, Gent., £65. Two tracts--A, containing 85 acres purchased by John from Wm. Armstrong, 16th November, 1752, corner Daniel Manahon, Smith's Creek; B, containing 75 acres patented to John 10th September, 1755, on waters of Roanoke. Teste: Wm. Hyde. enclosed to William Fleming, Esq., Botr.. by order of Mr. McElhenny, 4th June, 1791. (Note: this appears to be a different Daniel Monahan, perhaps a son/nephew living on Smith's Creek?).
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL, 1801. = Estill vs. Ramsey--Deed, 5th June, 1739, Beverley to James McClure, of Orange County, 108 acres in Beverley Manor, George Robinson's line. Test: James Porteus, Thomas Wood, John Latham. Declaration: Samuel Estill and Jane, formerly Jane Teas, daughter of William Teas, vs. John Ramsay. Memorandum of deed from Beverley to John Hart, dated 23d, 24th July, 1740, George Robinson's line, corner Beverley Manor line. Deposition, 13th October, 1792. John Dalhouse. John Finley, aged above 60 years. Deponent went to school in 1747 in the house mentioned by Thomas Turk in his depositions. The house was on James McClure's land. Andrew Steel, aged about 56 years. Silas and John Hart were brothers and first purchasers. Andrew McClure, son of James McClure, under whom Ramsey claims. Andrew said he was present at the first running of the line for Hart. William Finley. Samuel Steel. Andrew Ramsey, aged 47. Deed, 24th February, 1740. Daniel Manahan, of Orange County, to Joseph Teas, 900 acres in Beverley Manor. Cor. Joseph Tees and Andrew McClure, Beverley Manor line.John Hart's line, James McClure's line. Test: G. Home, John Pickins, William Williams. Deed, 21st February, 1738. Beverley to Daniel Monahan, of County Augusta. Test: Richard Winslow, John Lewis, John Newport. Depositions 5th March, 1801. Andrew Steel, aged 58, son of Samuel. Andrew Ramsey, aged 50. John Ramsey, father to defendant. James Steel, aged 63, son of Samuel. Original deed, James McClure to John Ramsey. Original deed, Beverley to John Hart, 1740. Deposition Thomas Turk, aged 88 years, taken October 1798. He helped to build a schoolhouse about 50 years ago at the foot of the hill in the tenant's meadow; it was on McClure's land. Original deed, McClure to Ramsey, 1762. Original patent, Dunwiddie to Joseph Teas, August, 1756, 200 acres in Rockfish Gap.