Person:James Renfro (1)

Sgt. James Renfro, Sr.
b.1703 Virginia
m. 1702
  1. William Renfro1702 - 1789
  2. Sgt. James Renfro, Sr.1703 -
  3. Peter Renfro1705 - 1781
  4. Stephen Renfro1707 - Aft 1802
  5. Joseph Renfro1709 - 1776
m. Abt 1725
  1. James RenfroAbt 1730 -
  2. Mary Renfro1736 - Bef 1806
  3. Hester RenfroAbt 1738 - 1803
Facts and Events
Name Sgt. James Renfro, Sr.
Alt Name James Rentfro
Gender Male
Birth? 1703 Virginia
Marriage Abt 1725 to Esther VonBibber

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA

  • James Renfro acquired 148 acres "near Buffalo Creek" in a patent (most likely from William Beverley) on 28 Sept. 1745, according to the record listed below in Augusta County. (Note: since deeds were not recorded in Augusta County until late 1745, the record of the original patent is most likely located in the Orange County (the predecessor county of Augusta), Virginia records).

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • N-21: James Rentfro of Halifax County, 348 acres on South Branch in Hampshire County. Surv. John Moffett. Adj. James Davis, Tucker's line. 6 June 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 169].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 259.--1st May, 1747. James Rentfroe, of Lunenburg County, to Archibald Graem (Gream), of Augusta, £_____ current money Virginia; 148 acres patented to _____, 28th September, 1745; near Buffalo Creek.-- James Rentfro, Esther Rentfro. Teste: Robert Mountgomery, Patrick Shirkey, James Mountgomery. Proved by first two witnesses, 21st May, 1747, and by last 18th May, 1749.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Muster List, 1742: No. 11 - Capt. George Robinson's List: George Robinson, Captain; James McFeron, Lieutenant; Pat. Shirky, Ensign; James Ranfro, Sergeant; Dan Manaughan, Mark Coal, Peter Ranfro, George Draper, Rob Roland, Edw. Smith, Fran Kelly, And. Ganghagall, Henry Stiles, Hen Philip, Thomas Rindel, Thomas Looney, Rob Looney, Dan Looney, Adam Looney, Mark Joans, John Askins, John Flower, James Coal, Bryan Cass, Cornel Dougherty, Wm. Acres, Tasker Tosh, Hen Brown, Sam Brown, James Burk, Wm. Bean, _____Evins, Sam Martin, Peter Kinder, Stephen Evins, Peter Watkins, Stephen Ranfro, Benj. Davis, Wm. Clark, Wm. Shepherd, Benj. Deeson, John Smith, Hugh Coruthers, Wm. Bradshay, John Coal, Wm. Craven, Simon Acres, Nicol Horseford, _____ Meason.

Records in Halifax County, VA

1748: James and Joseph Rentfro - lands divided from Brett Rendolph's tract*. [* - James Rentfro migrated to the southwest and was a soldier of the Revolutionary War]. [A history of Halifax County (Virginia), Chapter II. Extracts from Court Records, deeds, etc., pg. 35].