Person:James Lynn (9)

James Lynn
b.abt. 1725 Ireland
m. Bef. 1720
  1. John Lynn, Jr.est 1718 - 1792
  2. Andrew LynnEst 1720-1724 - bef 1762
  3. James Lynnabt 1725 - 1779
  4. Sarah Lynn
m. Bef. 1750
  1. Margaret Lynn1749/50 - 1827
  2. Mary LynnEst 1751-1763 -
  3. Catherine LynnEst 1751-1763 -
  4. Elenor LynnEst 1751-1763 -
  5. Sarah LynnEst 1751-1763 -
  6. Elizabeth LynnEst 1751-1763 -
  7. Jane LynnEst 1751-1763 -
  8. James Lynn1764 - 1847
  9. John C. Lynn1766 - 1850
  10. Edley Osborn Lynn1769 - 1827
Facts and Events
Name James Lynn
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1725 Ireland
Marriage Bef. 1750 Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah H. Miller
Death? Mar 1779 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

James Lynn was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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James Lynn's land (Beverley Manor SW, 538 acres, 1747) 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.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 280.--.12th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley, of Essex, to James Lynn £_____; 538 acres in Beverley Manor on South River, Shanando; Samuel Doah's land; Patrick Campbell's land; Brownlee's land; George Brackenridge's land. Teste: Robt. Davis, Jno. Mitchell, W. Russell. Proved by all witnesses, 19th August, 1747.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 757.--22d May, 1750. James Lynn to Andrew Lynn, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, Saml. Doak's line. Burner Hill; corner Jno. Teat and Saml. Wilson. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Elijah McClenachan, John Ramsey. (Note: James and Andrew Lynn were brothers).
  • Page 505.--19th August, 1751. James Lynn, architectus, to Samuel Braford, 269 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Andrew Lynn; corner Brownlee; corner George Breckinridge (Sarah, wife of James). Teste: Jno. Mitchell, Saml. Doack, Andrew Lynn.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 529.--28th February, 1749. Same (from William Beverley) to John Lynn, Jr., 383-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Bigham. Corner William Nutt, John Henderson's line. John Linn, Sr. Teste: James and Andrew Linn, James Henderson.
  • Page 446.--21st September, 1750. John Greer's vendue. Sold to John Lockhart. John Roseman, Sarah Lynn, John Teat, John Mitchell, Christopher Kelly, George Breckinridge, Thos. Scott, James Lynn, Thos. Teat, Francis Beaty, John Mitchell.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 28, 1751. - (208) Sarah Lynn relinquished dower in 269 acres conveyed by her husband, James Lynn, to Andrew Lynn.

Processioning 1747/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 17.--James Fulton and John Mitchell make returns, viz: 1748, 26th March, processioned for Samuel Doak, present Samuel Braford; processioned for John Mitchell, present Samuel Doak; processioned for Samuel Braford, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Buchanan, present James Cowen; processioned for Martha Mitchell (widow), present John Buchanan; processioned for James Cowen, present David Mitchell; processioned for David Moor, present Jas. Cowan; processioned for Robert Wilson, present Andrew Alexander; processioned for Andrew Alexander, present Robert Wilson; processioned for Patrick Campbell, present Joseph Reed; processioned for Joseph Reeds, present Chas. Campbell; processioned for Chas. Campbell, present Pat. Campbell; processioned for Patrick Hays, present Wm. Robinson; processioned for Robert Alexander, present Robert Ramsey; processioned for Robt. Ramsey, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Sarah Ramsey (widow), present Robt. Ramsey; processioned for John Lockhart, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Thos. Beard, present John Lockhart; processioned for Samuel Wilson, present Robert Wilson; processioned for David Doak, present Samuel Wilson; processioned for Eleanor Mitchell (widow), present Robert Wilson; processioned for John Teats, present Thos. Beard; processioned for James Linn, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Brownlee, present Wm. Smith; processioned for George Breckinridge, present, Breckenridge; processioned for James Robinson, present Anthony Black; processioned for Anthony Black, present Jas. Robinson; processioned for Wm. Robinson, present Robinson; processioned for Jas. Fulton, present Alex. Brownlee; processioned for Samuel Steel, present John Fulton.

NC Records

At a Council held at Wilmington the 21st day of April 1762
Present -- His Excellency the Governor
{James Hasell Richard Spaight }
The Honble {John Rutherford John Sampson & } Esqer
{Lewis De Rossett Henry Eustace McCulloh }
Upon Reading the Petition of James Linn setting forth That Andrew Linn in his Life time and at the time of his Decease was possessed of a Tract of Two hundred and sixty Acres of Land in the County of Anson by a Patent Dated the 17th day of May 1754 the said Land lying in the Waxaw settlement joining the East side of the Catawba River and Henry Whites Line and that in comparing the courses of the said Patent with the marked Lines on the Land there is a manifest Error in the patent and plann by the mistake of the Deputy Surveyor therefore the Petitioner prays that the true Courses may be incerted in the Record as the Land was originally Run And on Francis Beatys making oath to the same.
Ordered that the Record of Andrew Linns Patent 260 Acres in Anson County be altered accordingly.
[Source: Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Vol 6]. (Note: Andrew Linn was the brother of James Linn).


From "This World of Toil and Strife: Land, Labor, and the Making of an American Community, 1750-1805", by Peter Nathaniel Moore:
The Irish Settlement in western North Carolina was another key source of Waxhaws immigrants. Henry White moved there from Pennsylvania in 1749, only to sell out again and push down into the Waxhaw settlement in 1752. His father Hugh and his brother John had both joined him by 1758. John, James, and Andrew Linn had a similarly brief sojourn. Moving from western Maryland into the Shendandoah Valley in 1746-7, the Linns were in the Irish Settlement in 1752 and the Waxhaws by 1753.

From post:
James Lynn (Sr.)
birth: 1725 in Ireland
Death: Mar 1779 in Mecklenberg, North Carolina
Note: James Lynn was a Revolutionary War soldier Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, Gwathm ey, p 490 Lynn, James, 11th Tenth Virginia Regiment of the Continental 1 Line, 11 & 15

THE SCOTCH-IRISH: A SOCIAL HISTORY, James G. Leyburn page 306-7
"In North Carolina, the militia companies of Mecklenberg County, predominatly Scoth-Irish, sent representatives to Charlotte on May 20, 1775, and at midnight on this date, more than a year before the Declaration of Independence at Philidelphia, the convention agreed on resolutions declaring that the people of Mecklenberg were free and independant of the British Crown."
Biography: Will dated 17 February 1779, listed 12 children, DB. 13 page 190. Mecklenberg Co., N.C. dated 1787 - wife Sarah H. Lynn, 150 acres to James Lynn and Wm. Lynn son of James. Witt: Henry Downs, and John Lynn.
Jan session of 1788
James Lynn died of Yellow Fever while serving in the Revolutionary War.
Father: John Lynn
Mother: Margaret Cameron
Spouse: Sarah H. Miller b: 1730 in Augusta, Virginia
  • 1.)Margaret Lynn b: 22 Feb 1750 in Augusta, Virginia death: 25 Jun 1827 in South Carolina
  • 2.)Mary Lynn b: abt 1753 in Augusta, Virginia
  • 3.)Catherine Lynn b: in Augusta, Virginia
  • 4.)Elenor Lynn b: in Augusta, Virginia
  • 5.)Sarah Lynn b: in Augusta, Virginia
  • 6.)Elizabeth Lynn b: in Augusta, Virginia
  • 7.)Jane Lynn Jr. b: in Augusta, Virginia
  • 8.)James Lynn (Jr.) b: 1 Oct 1764 in Mecklenberg Co., North Carolina
(Revolutionary War soldier enlisted at age 15) died: 1847 Itawamba Co. Mississippi
  • 9.)John C. Lynn b: 1766 in Mecklenberg Co., North Carolina died: May 1850 in Union County, Kentucky
  • 10.)Edley Osborn Lynn b: 1769 in Mecklenberg Co., North Carolina died: 1827 in Morgan County, Alabama