Person:David Dryden (10)

David Dryden, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA
d.Bef. 18 AUG 1772 Augusta County, Virginia
Duplicate parents - compare
  1. David Dryden, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA1717 - Bef 1772
Duplicate parents - compare
  1. David Dryden, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA1717 - Bef 1772
  • HDavid Dryden, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA1717 - Bef 1772
  • WDorothy McClure1721 -
m. Est. abt. 1739
  1. Ellinor DrydenEst 1740 - 1773
  2. Thomas Drydenest 1741 - bef 1777
  3. Mary Dryden1742 -
  4. David Dryden1743 - 1818
  5. James DrydenBef 1745 - 1810
  6. Nathaniel Dryden1746 - 1780
  7. Jane Dryden1747 - 1811
  8. William DrydenAbt 1747 - 1805
  9. Joel Dryden1749 -
  10. Elizabeth Dryden1750 - 1811
Facts and Events
Name[1] David Dryden, of the Borden Tract, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1717 England, or Somerset County, Maryland
Marriage Est. abt. 1739 Poss. Pennsylvaniato Dorothy McClure
Death? Bef. 18 AUG 1772 Augusta County, Virginia

David Dryden 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 272.--21st May, 1747. Benjamin Bordin, &c., to David Dryden, tailor (sold in testator's lifetime); 130 acres, 2 R., 14 P., £3.16.0 current money Virginia, part of 92,100; line of John Pattison's land; corner to Wm. Baskins. Witnessed and acknowledged as above.

Will of David Dryden

  • Page 521.--2d June, 1772. David Dryden's will--To wife, Dorothy, large Bible to be left by her to Nathaniel, and also both Boston's Works; to son, Thomas, 1 dollar; to son, James, 1 dollar; to son, David, 1 dollar; to daughter, Elinor; to daughter, Jane; to daughter, Elizabeth; to sons, Nathaniel and William. Executors, Saml. Lyle and son James. Teste: John and William Thompson, John Moor. Proved, 18th August, 1772, by J. and W. Thompson. Executors qualify.
  • Page 193.--13th March, 1774. Recorded. David Dryden's appraisement by Alex. McClure, James Thompson, Wm. Ramsey--1 note on Patrick Porter, of North Carolina, payable November, 1772. Legacies appraised, viz: To wife, Dorothy, son Nathaniel, son William, son Thomas.
  • Page 527.--19th August, 1777. David Dryden's estate settled by Samuel Lyle--1773, March 2, paid John McCollom, Jr.; legacies paid August 27th, to James Dryden, Elliner Dryden, Thomas Dryden, Nathan Dryden, Wm. Dryden, Dorothy Dryden, David Dryden; 1772, September 10th, received from Thomas Leekey; October 31st, Mathew Elder; 1776, August 27th, Dominick Moran.

Processioning List of 1755 & 1760

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
  • Page 160.-Vestry met. Processioners designated as follows, viz (to report before 1st March next): -Robert Young and James Davis, on north east side of Buffelow Creek and up the North River to the Mountain. Abraham Brown and William Holdman, on north east side Buffelow Creek below Wagon Road, thence down the North River to mouth of South River, thence, crossing North River, and down the same to mouth of Buffelow. David Dryden and River William Hall, in Cap. Joseph Kennedy's Company. Andrew Hays and Jacob Anderson, in Captain Joseph Culton's Company.
  • Page 151.--1755: David Dryden and Wm. Hall processioned as follows, viz: For Moses McClure, for Alex. McClure, for Ro. Allison, for Moses Trimble, for Robert Huston, for Samuel Lyle, for David Dryden, for Archd. Alexander, for Thos. McSpadden, for Mathew Lyle, for Thomas Paxton, for George Stevenson, for Robert Allison, for Thos. Paxton, Joyner; for Isaac Taylor; for Jno. Davison, for Jno. Robison, for Reynolds's Orphans, for Nathaniel McClure, for William Hall, for Wm. Caruthers, for Samuel Gray, for John Maky, for Baptist McKnab, for Jno. Lowery, for Widow McCleary, for Thos. Paxton, for Moses Whiteside, for John Stevenson, for Wm. Lusk, for John Allison, for Jno. Dule (Lyle?), for John McClure, for Moses McClure, for Danill Dyle (Lyle?).
  • Page 286.--1760: Processioned by Samuel Lyle, Wm. Lusk: For Andrew Hall, for David Dryden, for Baptis McNab, for James Thompson, for Nathaniel McClure, for Alex. McClure, for Robert Allison, for Moses McClure, for Wm. Ramsey, for Samuel Lyle, for Reynold's Orphans, for Moses McClure, for John McClure, for Wm. Caruthers, for Thomas Paxton, for Samuel Paxton, for Nathan Peoples, for Robert Allison, for John White, for Archibald Alexander, for Robert Teris (Tevis?), for Thomas McSpadden, for Samuel Gray, for John Maky, for Moses Trimble, for John Maky, for Isaac Taylor, for John Davison, for Moses Whitesides, for Samuel McCroskrey, for Daniel Lyle, for Wm. Lusk, for John Lowrey.

Records of David Dryden in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 79.--18th May, 1747. Nathl. Steel qualifies guardian of Rebecca Steel, orphan of David Steel, with sureties David Dryden and Moses Steel. Rebecca chose her guardian.
  • Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents; 1748 - David Dryden, Constable.
  • Page 842.--29th August, 1750. John McNabb to Baptist McNabb, 218 acres in Borden's tract, sold by Borden to John Patterson, and by Patterson to Jno. McNabb, 25th September, 1742, on Mill Cr.; corner David Dryden; corner Arthur McClure. Teste: David Dryden, Chas. Campbell, Francis Beatey. (Note: John McNabb's son William McNabb married David Dryden's daughter Elizabeth Dryden).
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 29, 1750. - (429) Eleanor Dryden, dau. of David Dryden.
  • Page 404.--28th May, 1751. Arthur McClure and Frances, to Robert Allison. 254 acres of Benj. Borden's 92,100; John McNabb, on Mill Creek; corner John McNabb, James Thompson's land; corner David Dryden; corner John Stevenson.
  • Page 396.--15th June, 1751. John McClure and Catherine, to Nathan McClure, 4-1/2 acres, North Br. of James, where Jno. now lives, Pessimmon tree. Teste: James Thompson, David Dryden, Alexander McClure.
  • Page 400.--15th June, 1751. James Moore and Jean, to Nathan McClure, 160 acres. No. Br. James; corner Francis Allison. Teste: James Thompson, David Dryden, Alexander McClure.
  • Page 472.--20th December, 1752. William Jamison's will. Wife, Sarah, executrix. Eldest son, John; 237 acres on Jackson River. Sons, George and Andrew. Son, William. Teate: Saml. Hodge, Thos. Gillham. 21st March, 1753, proved by both witnesses, and Sarah qualified, with sureties David Dryden, Robert Armstrong.
  • Page 42.--15th May, 1754. Saml. McClure's bond as guardian (appointed) to Halbert McClure, orphan of Jno. McClure, with sureties Richd. Woods, David Dryden. (Note: this record provides evidence of his relationship to the family of Halbert McClure, the probable father of his wife, Dorothy McClure. Both the Samuel McClure and John McClure listed in this record were sons of Halbert McClure, who died in 1754 in Augusta County, and probable brothers-in-law of David Dryden).
  • Page 317.--19th February, 1756. Nathan McClure to Alexander McClure, £38, 166-1/2 acres on North Branch of James. Cor. Jno. McClure; cor. Francis Allison. Teste: David Dryden. Delivered: Alexander McClure, June, 1778.
  • Page 18.--5th February, 1761. Nathaniel McClure's will--Wife, Mary; eldest son, Holbert, £10 to cure his sore leg, above his share; sons, James and Nathan? (their young brother and sisters). Rest of children, viz: Halbert, Mary, Alexander, Hanah, Thomas, Margaret, Dorothy, Moses. Young sons to be put to trades. Executors, Alexander and Moses McClure and Archd. Alexander. Teste: David Dryden, Wm. Carleton, Hannah Allison. Proved, 19th May, 1761, by Dryden and Carleton. Executors refuse. Administration granted widow Mary, who qualifies, with John Allison, Saml. McClure, Baptist McNabb. Mary's mark ( ), Allison's mark ( ), McNabb's mark ( ). (Note: Nathaniel McClure is the probable brother-in-law of David Dryden. Also note that Nathaniel named a daughter Dorothy, most likely after his probable sister, Dorothy McClure, wife of David Dryden).
  • Page 154.--20th May, 1762. Settlement of Stophel White's estate by Jacob Anderson, recorded--Funeral charges, viz: 1 shirt, £1, 0, 0; muslin for a cale, £5, 0; 1 sheet, 5 yds., £17, 6; 7-3/4 gallons liquor, £1, 3, 3; 6 lbs. cheese, £3.9; bords and cofen and nails; £13, 6; 1-1/2 bu. flour (76 lbs.), £7, 3; 6 lbs. for shortening for said bisket, £0, 3, 5; vendue liquor, 2 gals., 1 pt., £6, 4-1/2 Paid James Arbuckle, David Galloway. Stophel White's vendue, sold to viz: David Drein, Jacob Anderson, Alex. Miller. Isaac Anderson, Marion Crawford, Alex. Telford, David Dryden, Baptist McNabb, David Telford.
  • Page 196.--18th November, 1762. Joseph Walker and Isabella Young's settlement of estate of Patrick Young. Recorded. Paid John Law, Jno. Taylor, Thos. Stuart, Jno. Hall and Saml. McMurty, James Todd, Gilbert Crawford, Stephen Orson, Jno. Hickman, David Dryden, Hugh Cunningham, Ro. McElhenny, Wm. Hall. Sale bill to Jno. Collier. Jas. Davis, Andrew Hall, Jas. O'Bryan, Saml. McMurty, Geo. Gibson, Isabella Young.
  • Page 116.--17th August 1765. Samuel Porter, of Dromore township. County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, schoolmaster, by John Mitchel, of Augusta County, to James Dryden, £26, 300 acres below the Fork of Buffalo Creek. Teste: David Dryden, Arthur McClure. Delivered: David Dryden, son of James, 1st April, 1791.
  • Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1805 (A to D). - Dryden vs. Lyle--Ejectment. Deposition of James Dryden: Thomas Dryden was eldest son of David Dryden, deceased. Nathanl. Dryden, plaintiff, is eldest son of Thomas. Both Thomas and David are dead. Nathaniel and Wm. Dryden, younger sons of David, are both dead. Defendant, with Saml. Lyle, father of defendant, was executor of his father's will. Thos., father of Nathaniel, died before 1787.
  • Page 197.--10th May, 1808. William Johnston's will--To wife, Jane; to brother-in-law, Wm. McKnob, living on Watago, North Carolina; to Katherine Kerns, wife to Alexander Kerns; to half-sister, Jane Shields, wife to Patrick Shields, living near mouth of Missouri River; to Hugh, Ruery, and Lilah Dreddan, children of Wm. Dreddan, of Madison County, Kentucky; to sons and daughters of David Dreddan, living on South Fork of Holston River; to tenant, Henry Hartman. Executors, James and Robert Rankin. Teste: Michael Cline, Henry Hartman, Jr.; Henry Hartman, Sr. Proved, 27th June, 1808. 27th March, 1809, James Rankin qualifies. (Note: David Dryden's children are listed in this will of William Johnston, who was David Dryden's wife's son, born after his wife Dorothy had re-married after his death. It lists his son-in-law William McNabb (who married David's daughter Elizabeth, his daughter Jane Shields, (who married Patrick Shields), and his sons William and David Dryden).

Information on David Dryden

Husband: David Dryden
Born: 1717 at: England, or Somerset Co Md.

Married: 1739 at: Philadelphia Pa.

  Died: 18 AUG 1772      at: Augusta Co Va.  
Father:William Dryden
Mother:Agnes ?
       Other Spouses: 

Wife: Dorothy McClure
Born: 1721 at: Augusta Co., Va.
  Died:                  at: Augusta Co., Va.  
Father:Nathaniel McClure  (This appears to be in error, Dorothy would have been too old to have been a child of this Nathaniel McClure)
Mother:Mary ?
       Other Spouses: Unknown Johnson  

Name: David Dryden
  Born: 1743             at:   

Married: 1763 at:

  Died: AFT. 1811        at:   

Spouses: Barara Berry NOTES

Name: Jane Dryden
  Born: 1743             at:   

Married: ABT. 1763 at:

  Died: 1811             at: Illinois  

Spouses: Patrick Shields NOTES

Name: Nathaniel Dryden
  Born: 1745             at: Augusta Co Va  

Married: ABT. 1770 at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: Mary Megee

Name: Elizabeth Dryden
  Born: 1749             at: Philadelphia, Pa.  

Married: 1769 at: va

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: William McNabb

Name: William Dryden
  Born: ABT. 1751        at:   

Married: ABT. 1775 at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: Mary Johnson NOTES

Name: James Dryden
  Born: ABT. 1753        at:   

Married: at:

  Died: BEF. 1811        at:   


Name: Thomas Dryden
  Born: ABT. 1755        at:   

Married: ABT. 1780 at:

  Died:                  at:   

Spouses: Agness ?

Name: Ellinor Dryden
  Born: ABT. 1757        at:   

Married: at:

  Died:                  at:   


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