Person:Hugh Marrs (2)

Hugh Marrs, of the James River, VA
b.est. 1730
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Name Hugh Marrs, of the James River, VA
Alt Name Hugh Mares
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1730

Hugh Marrs was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Parentage of Hugh Marrs

Some researchers have placed Hugh Marrs as a son of William Erskine Marrs, others as a son of a John Marrs (no apparent proof or sources listed). More research (and especially sources) needed.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Land Survey in Augusta County, VA:

  • Hugh Mare, 85 acres, Forks James River. Dec. 18, 1761. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 6].

Records of Hugh Marrs in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 436.--21st August, 1760. Steven ( ) Arnold to John Poage, Sr., £44, 120 acres; cor. Hugh Mares. Delivered: Jno. Poage, March, 1769.
  • Page 113.--20th August, 1765. Same (From John Poage, Sr.) to John Poage, Jr., £100, 270 acres lying as above (in Forks of James on a branch of Buffalo Creek); corner Robert Poage; corner Hugh Mair's land.
  • Page 235.--17th August, 1769. The estate of Col. James Patton, Dr.-- To William Thompson, an executor, 1757, cash paid Col. Wm. Walker, cash paid Col. Green, cash paid Richard Vernon, James Coyle. 1762, February 10th, by to Banyans appraised. Cash of Doctor Walker on account of Jacob Harmon in full of the Horseshoe bottom. Cash of John Roerty, Andrew Haislip, Jacob Larton, Jacob Shull, James Hollis, Daniel Brown. By cash of Thos. Henry, rent of land in Louisa; Jno. Sprout, John and Christian Bigaman, Wm. Ledford, Jno. Ledford, Michl. Dougherday, Hugh Mares, Wm. Lepperd and Jacob Dye. James Hutton, Jno. Wiley for Jno. Ruckman, John Douglas for a tract of land in Louisa since Col. Patton's death.