Person:John Alcorn (5)

John Alcorn
b.1734 Virginia
m. est. 1726
  1. Victoria Alcornabt 1726 -
  2. Robert Alcorn1728 - 1798
  3. John Alcorn1734 - aft 1804
  4. James Alcornabt 1735 - 1781
  5. Catharine Alcorn
  6. Sarah Alcorn
m. 1766
  1. John Alcorn1767 -
  2. George Alcorn1768 -
  3. Nancy Alcorn1770 - 1857
  4. James Alcorn1770 -
  5. Polly Alcornbef 1775 -
  6. Sarah Alcorn
  7. Robert Alcorn1775 - bet 1825-1830
  8. Jesse Alcorn1780 -
Facts and Events
Name John Alcorn
Gender Male
Birth? 1734 Virginia[some estimates as late as 1745]
Marriage 1766 Montgomery County, Virginia, USAto Jane Breckenridge
Death? aft. 1804 Fayette County, Kentucky

John Alcorn 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 323.--15th October, 1765. Nathaniel Evins and Mary to John Alcorn, £30, 120 acres on a branch of Looney's Creek. Delivered: Robert Doage, October Court, 1769.

Processioning List of 1765

"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 408.- (1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo, on South side, report, viz:)For Thomas McFerrin, on Persimmon Run; for Michael Cloyd, for Wm. Herbison, adjoining Andw. Monelly; for Robt. Rowland, for Jas. Rowland; for J_____ Looney, on Sinking Spring; for Andw. Monelly; for Jno. Mills, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Jas. Moore, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Margt. Rentfro, on Beaver Dam Run and Looney's Mill Creek; for Wm. Rowland, for Geo. Poage, for Jno. Mills, where he now lives; for Margt. Clark, where she now lives; for Margt. Clark, on Back Creek; for George Burdwell, for James Lauderdale. Page 409. - For John Smith, for Jno. McFerrin, for Jno. McClellan; for Jno. Allcorn, where he now lives; for David Mitchell; for Wm. Rowland, on Patrick's Run; for Alex. Evans; for John Crawford, where he now lives; for John Adams.

  1.   .

    John Alcorn-3(James-2, James-1) was born in 1745 in Wythe Co., VA. He died after 1804 in around Fayette Co., KY. He married Jane Breckenridge in 1766 in Wythe Co., VA, daughter of George Breckenridge and Ann Doak. She was born about 1745 in Augusta Co., VA. She died in Madison Co., KY.
    Notes for John Alcorn:
    The James Alcorn who married Jane Mills and the John Alcorn who married Jane Breckenridge were brothers. The above four lived in and owned land in what is now Botetourt Co., VA before moving to what is now Wythe Co., VA in the 1770's. James Allcorn bought 143 acres and 37.5 acres in Augusta Co., VA (now Botetourt Co.) in 1768 and 1769. the 143 acres from John and Mary Mills. James and Jinny Alcorn sold 180 acres (the combined 143 & 37.5 acres) in Botetourt in 1779. James Alcorn received a warrant for 50 acres in Montgomery Co., VA (now Wythe Co.) on Mac's Little Run, joining his own and John Miller and the Anchor & Hope Plantation on or near Reed Creek. The above warrant was in Montgomery Co., VA for service in the French and Indian War.

  2.   James Alcorn and Mary Stines were not the parents of John Alcorn. For proof see James Alcorn abt. 1735 - 1781 at