Person:John Armstrong (56)

John Armstrong, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
b.ABT 1725 Ulster, Ireland
  • HJohn Armstrong, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAABT 1725 -
  • WCatherine McDonald1726/27 -
m. BEF 1757
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Name John Armstrong, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1725 Ulster, Ireland
Marriage BEF 1757 to Catherine McDonald

John Armstrong was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Processioning List of 1759 & 1760

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:

  • Page 267.--1759: Processioners appointed, viz: John Maxwell, James Trimble, Joshua Mathews, John Armstrong, on James River below road that crosses North River at the Widow Allison's and westwardly to James River. William Lusk, Alex. McClure, in Capt. Samuel McDowell's Company. John Stevenson, Nathaniel Evins, in Capt. David Moore's Company.
  • Page 280.--1760: Processioned by Joshua Mathews and John Armstrong, in Capt. John Maxwell's Company: For Michael Finney, for John Berryford, for Pat Porter, for Wm. Haldman, for John Harger, for Arthur McClure, for John Armstrong, for Paul Whitley, for Jonathan Whitley, for James Todd, for James Davis, for John Poage, for James McGavock, for John Maxwell, for Michael Dougherty, for John Mitchell, for James Gilmore, for James Bates, for John McCallum, for Richard Woods, for Edward Sharp, for Audley Paul, for Wm. Mathews, for Richard Mathews, for John Mathews.

Records of John Armstrong in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 197.--21st May. 1757. Bryan McDonald's will--To son Bryan McDonald, 1/2 of testator's land where he (Bryan, Jr.) used to live; to son-in-law John Armstrong, other half of plantation above where testator now lives to daughter Prisia, bed she now lieth upon; to wife Catherine; to son Richard, 5 shillings; to sons James, Edward, Joseph and Bryan McDonald, remainder of estate; to daughters Rebecca Bean, Catherine Armstrong, Mary Smith. Executors, wife Catherine and son-in-law John Armstrong. Teste: Joseph McDonald, George Robinson, Edward McDonald. Proved, 18th August, 1757, by Edward and Joseph McDonald. Both executors qualify with Edward McDonald and Joseph McDonald.
  • Page 219.--14th July, 1760. David Robinson to Wm. Graham. Whereas John Mills of Augusta County did on 9th February, 1752, agree to convey to Joshua McCormick title for 245 acres, part of 845 acres on a branch of Round Oak called Burner's Creek. Joshua, on 23d February, 1753, assigned his right to David Robinson, late of Augusta County, now of New Gorden Township, County of Chester, Province of Pennsylvania, and David obtained a deed. Power attorney to Wm. Grahames to bring suit against John Mills to recover the title and to make conveyance to Daniel McCormick. Teste: Elizabeth Young, Andrew Treper, John Armstrong, Bryan McDonald, Robert McGee, Benjamin Reelson.
  • Page 375.--24th November, 1764. John Cloyd's estate settlement and vendue bill recorded--1759, 24th November, 2 gallons brandy for ye vendue; 1760, 27th December, 5 shillings paid Francis Lewis (Lever?); 1761, paid for making a coat for James; 1761, 14th April, cash paid widow Gatlive; 1761, 6th April, cash to Joseph Robinson; 1763, 11th August, paid Robert Pepper, Jno. Armstrong for making 3 pair Suse; amount of necessary bought for children; 1759, 29th November, sold to Jas. Cloyd, Jr.--John Cloyd Settled by David Cloyd, administrator.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 22, 1765. - (142) John Harmon to be bound to John Armstrong.
  • Page 105.--30th October, 1765. John Donilly's estate appraised, by Bryan McDonald, John Armstrong.
  • Page 389.--12th September, 1767. John Donelly's estate appraised by James McCown, Lanty Armstrong, John Armstrong, Bryan McDonald.
  • Page 452.--29th July A. D., 1771. John Graham's will--To oldest son, Lanty; to wife, Elizabeth; to James Graham's son, John; to Lanty's brother John's son, John; to daughter Anne; to Jane Lockridge; to Rebecca and her son, John; to Robert Graham; to daughters, Florence and Betty; to sons, Robert and John; to Lanty's daughter, Rebecca; to daughters, Flory, Jane, Betty, and Anne. Executors, wife and son Lanty. Teste: Joseph Robinson, John Kinkead, John Armstrong. Proved, 19th November, 1771, by Kinkead and Armstrong. Executors qualify with James Gay, Wm. Young.