Person:James McAfee (6)

Capt. James McAfee
m. 1735
  1. Capt. James McAfee1736 - 1811
  2. George McAfee1740 - 1803
  3. Margaret McAfeeAbt 1745 -
  4. Robert McAfee1745 - 1795
m. 25 Sep 1762
  1. Mary McAfeeAbt 1763 - Bef 1813
  2. Elizabeth McAfee1775 - 1811
  3. Nancy McAfee1778 - 1810
  4. Margaret McAfee1780 - Aft 1809
  5. Thomas Clarke McAfee1785 - 1827
Facts and Events
Name Capt. James McAfee
Gender Male
Birth? 1736 County Armagh, Ireland
Marriage 25 Sep 1762 Augusta County, Virginiato Agnes 'Nancy' Clark
Death? 25 Jun 1811 Mercer County, Kentucky

Capt. James McAfee 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 157.--11th February, 1763. Same (From James ( ) McAfee, Sr.), to James McAfee, Jr., £100, 110 acres (other part of 300 above); corner James McCown.
  • Page 62.--19th August, 1766. Gabriel Jones and Margaret to James, George and Robert McAfee, £107.10, tract purchased by Gabriel of James McCown, and he from Robert Poage, on Catawpa, a branch of James River. Delivered: Francis Smith, 1st October, 1767.

Will of James McAfee

Will of James McAfee Jr. Mercer Co., Kentucky Will Book 4, pg. 198 Will dated January 24, 1809 and probated July court, 1811

I James McAfee of Mercer County and State aforesaid calling to mind the mortality of all living being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory do ordain and establish these present to be my last will and testament in the first place I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to be decently buried by my Executors to be hereafter named. Secondly I leave to my wife Agnes the little room and fireplace in my house it being her present bedroom and her stand of drawers and her bed and all its furniture to be under her absolute control during her life to live in and enjoy free from the power of any person. Thirdly It is my will and desire that all my household & kitchen furniture of every kind as well as all my negroes and their increase be under the power and control of my son Clark during the life of my wife subject to the following conditions my son Clark is to support my wife in all the necessaries of lie, and my two grandchildren Sally Woods & Woodford Woods shall have liberty to live in my house and receive a reasonable support they working as one of the family and a common English Education. The said Sally until She is twenty one or married but if she chooses to move away my son Clark is to be free from any charge & the said Woodford until he arrives at an age sufficient to be put to a trade or some other employment and at the death of my wife all the household and kitchen furniture as well as the property I leave my wife by this will shall be my said son Clark's & his heirs forever and at my said wife's Death Clarke is to have his choice of any two of my negroes he pleases to him and his heirs and then the remainder of them to be sold an the money to be equally divided between my son John Betsy Davenport & Nancy Buchanan my daughters. Fourthly it is my will that my son Clarke shall have all my stock of horses, cattle and hogs & sheep as well as all my farming utensils and crop to him and his heirs and to pay all my just debts and if ever the money Lyndsey owes me is got Clark is to have it fifthly my wife is to have her choice of one of my horses during her life and then at her death Clarke is to have it. Sixthly my son John is to have the part of my Land of my home tract which lies on the west side of Salt river containing three hundred acres more or less to him and his heirs forever. Seventhly my farm and about five hundred acres more or less bounded on the East by the stone quarry branch already surveyed and cornering on John Armstrong's line shall be son Clarke's & his heirs forever. Eighthly, about five hundred acres more or less which lies on the East of the above part left to Clarke it being the balance of my home tract is to be sold or divided equally between my Daughter Betsy & Nancy and the four children of my Daughter Peggy one share to them and their heirs forever except Nancy's share which Shall go to her and her present children only. Ninthly it is my will that my son John & Clark be the Executors of this will. Witness my hand & seal this 24th day of January 1809.

James McAfee Seal

Signed in presence of Robert B. McAfee, Samuel Bunton, Hannah McAfee

Mercer Sct July County Court 1811

The foregoing last will and testament of James McAfee deceased was produced into Court and proved by the oaths of Robert B. McAfee and Samuel Bunton two subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Tho. Allin Clerk

(Note: on pg 251 appears an inventory of the estate of James McAfee Jr. On pg. 310 appears a notice of the sale of land)

Records of James McAfee, Jr. in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 155.--11th February, 1763. James ( ) McAfee, Sr., to George McAfee, £100, 190 acres, part of 300 acres patented to James, 15th December, 1749, on Catawbo, a branch of James River; corner James McAfee, Jr. Delivered: James McAfee, Jr., February, 1765.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1767. - (360) Joseph McMurty and George McAfee reported that there were not enough tithables convenient to make a wagon road from McMurty's Mill thro' McAfee's Gap to the wagon road, and it was only practicable to clear it for carrying loads on horseback until the country is better settled, which is ordered, and Joseph McMurty and James McAfee, Jr., to be surveyors and work with the tithables on Craig's Creek and its branches from Gatlive's up, and on Catabo from Alexander Smith's up.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1769. - (206) Hemp certificates: James McAfee, Jr., Alexr. Airron.