Person:James Moffett (1)

James Moffett, I
d.Bef. 26 March 1764 Augusta County, Virginia
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Moffett, I
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1700
Marriage Bef. 1728 Irelandto
Other[2] 1752 From Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Augusta County, VirginiaSettled
Will? 25 JUN 1757 See Moffett Genealogy
Death[1] Bef. 26 March 1764 Augusta County, Virginia
Burial[3] 1764 North Mountain Burying Ground, Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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James Moffett's land (Beverley Manor SW, 200 acres, acquired from Arthur Hamilton on 20 May 1752) 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 239.--20th May, 1752. Arthur Hammilton and Barbara to James Moffett, 200 acres. In Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Ledgerwood; Col. Patton's, alias James Kerr's, line. Teste: Robt. Cunningham, David Hay.

Will of James Moffett

  • Page 334.--25th June, 1757. James Moffett's will, farmer--Sons, John and James Moffett, the plantation to be divided between them by a line beginning at middle of Wm. Ledgerwood's pasture, cross the Hasle Bottom, thence to James Carr's land; to daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Mary; son-in-law, John Berryhill, and his wife, Rachel Berryhill; son James is infant; daughters, Martha and Elizabeth; daughter, Jane; to son-in-law Wm. Campbell and his wife Margrett; to Ann Miller, 1 dollar. Executors, Wm. Ledgerwood and James Mitchell. To son-in-law James Berryhill. Teste: Wm. Edmiston, Arthur Hamilton, Robt. Alexander. Proved, 26th March, 1764, by Edmiston and Hamilton. Executors refuse to execute and James Moffett is granted administration, who qualifies with Arthur Hamilton and Walter Smiley.

Processioning List of 1759

"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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

Page 260.--1759: Processioned by James Gilmore and Samuel McCutcheon, viz: For David Cunningham, for Mathew Wilson, for John Buchanan, for Charles Berry, for Robert Gaml, for Thos. Berry, for David Hays, for James Bower, for Alex. Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for James Moffett, for Arthur Hamilton, for Samuel Downey, for James Callison, for Alex. McFeeters, for David Campbell, for James McCutcheon, for John McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, for Wm. Sprowl, for Wm. Martin, for James Trotter, for Samuel McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, Jr., for James Hunter, for Robert Campbell, for John Risk, for James Gilmore, for Francis Donalay, for Wm. Ledgerwood, for Capt. James Lockhart, for Wm. Hunter.

Records of James Moffett in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 621.--28th February, 1749. Same to George Rodger (Rodgers), 540 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner George Anderson; Cathey's River; Christie's Creek; Hamilton's corner; James Crawford's corner. Consideration paid 28th February, 1741. Teste: George Pine, James Moffett.
  • Page 300.--28th May, 1751. Alexander Campbell to Michael Rally, 166 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Campbell in James Moffett's line; Widow Mitchell's corner; James Patton's corner. Delivered: Jas. Mitchell, 18th May, 1773. Teste: Walter Davis, William Campbell.
  • Page 268.--20th May, 1752. Alexander Campbell, farmer, to William Campbell, 200 acres. In Beverley Manor, at his father's and Wm. Ledgerwood's corner; his father's and his brother David's corner; his brother Robert's corner; James Moffet's line. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, Samuel Henderson. (Note: this confirms the location of the land that James Moffett acquired from Arthur Hamilton on the same day (20 May 1752)).
  • Page 465.--No date. George Rutledge's bond to make title to Darby Hanly to 2 tracts in Forks of James. George is about to move to Carolina and appoints Wm. Preston and Ro. Cunningham his attorneys. Witnesses, James Miller, James Moffett. Acknowledged and recorded 16th November, 1752.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Early Records - Not specifically identified.

    Date of Import: Dec 16, 2000

  2. Moffett Genealogy by Lacy Irvine Moffett.
  3. Find A Grave.

    North Mountain Burying Ground, Augusta County, VA
    Birth: 1700
    Death: 1764

    James Moffett's will was proven in Augusta Co., VA. on 26 Mar 1764 in Will Book 3, page 334. (So he died BEFORE 26 Mar 1764.) It mentions sons John and James Moffett and the plantation to be divided between them by a line beginning at middle of (his son in law) William Ledgerwood's pasture, cross the Hasle Bottom, thence to James Carr's land; to daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel (Mrs. John Berryhill), Martha, Jane and Margaret (Mrs. William Campbell).

    On 28 Feb 1749 he purchased 540 acres in the Beverley Manor. On 19 May 1752, Deed Book 4, page 237, 200 acres in Beverly Manor by Ledgerwood's; 27 Nov 1759 James is listed in the Parish Vestry Book at Bethel Church then called North Mountain Meeting House, Book 1, page 260-262; he was in Captain Lockhart's Company of Augusta Colonial Militia.

    I've recorded 8 children: Elizabeth, Margaret, Martha, Mary, Jane, John (my kin), Rachel and James, Jr.

    Family links:
    John Moffett (1731 - 1805)*

    *Point here for explanation

    North Mountain Burying Ground
    Augusta County
    Virginia, USA

    Created by: LSP
    Record added: Jul 17, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 28351619