Person:John Blizzard (1)

John Blizzard
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Name John Blizzard
Alt Name JOhn Blizard
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1720
Marriage bef. 1742 to Ruth Wallenbeck
Death[1] June 1799 Ft. Seybert, Pendleton County, Virginia

John Blizzard 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 424.--15th August, 1761. Moses Bird and Clair, of Frederick County, to John Blizard, £140, on Smith's Creek; cor. Andrew Bird's land, John Phillip's line, 400 acres except 50 acres surveyed for Jacob Rambo. bounded, viz : cor. Jno. Phillips. Teste: Archible Ruddle (Ruddell), Thomas Beggs, Abraham Bird. Delivered: John Blizard, 25th March, 1762.
  • Page 184.--3d May, 1769. Nicholas Sybert (Seybert), eldest son and heir-at-law of Jacob Sybert, deceased, of Frederick County, Maryland, to John Blizard, £200, 210 acres on southermost branch of South Branch of Potowmack, part of 2,643 acres patented to Robert Green, 12th January, 1746, and by him conveyed to John Patton, Jr., 5th November, 1747, and by him conveyed to said Jacob Seybert, 21st May, 1755; corner Rodger Dyer. Teste: Mathew Patton, James Dyer, Adam Lock, Robert Minnis. Delivered: Daniel Smith, September, 1770.
  • Page 192 - John Blizzard, 28 acres, South Branch Potomac River. December 26, 1771. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 69].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 518.--17th May, 1768. John ( ) Blizard and Ruth to Andrew Hulings, £20, between Bird land and Smith's Creek, part of 400 acres patented to Swan Rambo; corner old patent and John Philips; Andrew Bird's line; 30 acres. Teste: Andrew Bird, John Phillips, Edward Sampson. Delivered: Andrew Huling, May, 1773.
  • Page 524.--3d May, 1768. John Blizard ( ) and Ruth to Frederick Zircle of Frederick County, £350, on Smith's Creek; corner Andrew Bird; line of John Phillips, 400 acres (except 50 acres surveyed off for Jacob Rambo, the plat whereof followeth John Phillips' land, which is conveyed by Andrew Bird to Jacob) as also said Blizard doth, except a parcel bounded, viz: Patent line and Bird's line; 30 acres conveyed to Andrew Hulings above. Teste: Andrew Bird, Phillip Herbern, Edward Sampson Delivered: Ludwick Zircle, May, 1770.

Processioning List of 1760

"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:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 283.--1760: Processioned by Abraham Bird, David Robinson, viz: For Jacob Trumbow, for John Miller, for Joseph Dicktum, for Uriah Humble, for Jacob Bare, for Conrad Lamb, for Abraham Bird, for Adam Rieder, for Mathias Rieder, for Alex. Painter, for John Bare, for James Baggs, for John Phillips, for Alex. Buchanan, for Daniel Davison, for Jacob Woodley, for Thomas Logan, for Zebulon Harrison, for John Harrison, for John Harrison, Jr., for John Davison, for Michael Weron, for Thomas Moore, for Francis Hughes, for Jonathan Hodges, for Andrew Bird, for Thomas Milsaps, for William McGee, for John Blizard, for Jacob Rambow, for David Robinson, for Martin Shumaker, for Charles Dayley, for Francis McBride, for John McDaniel, for John Bryant, for Macoy _____, for Robert Cravens, for George Spence, for John Miller, for Wm. Pickins, for Isaac Robinson, for John Capter.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 529.--16th May, 1768. Andrew Bird and Mary ( ) to Andrew Hulings, £35, between Smith's Creek and the mountain; corner John Phillips and Swain Rambo, 186 acres. Teste: John ( ) Blizard, Jno. Philips. Delivered: Andrew Huling, May, 1773.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (A). - Gore vs. Phillips.--Articles of agreement, and concluded this the 22d day of January, 1766, between Joseph Goare, of Frederick County, of the one part, and the subscribers of the other part. Witness that the said Goare, schoolmaster, for my part, doth covenant and agree to and with the said gent., subscribers, to teach their said children, if committed to my care, according to their capacities in reading, writing and arithmetic and all other Christian principles in my power, and if the said master should lose any of the said term of time within the term of twelve months, commencing, it shall be made up at the end of the year. In consideration, we, the said subscribers. do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said master to give him the sum of £1, 3, 0, per scholar, where we are bound each to either in the penalty of £50, as witness our hands the day and year above mentioned. (Signed) Jos. Goare, An. Bird (2), John Blizard (2), Andrew Huling (4), Robert Oneal (2), John Philips (2), Tim Ororke, Sr. (2), Henry Goare (2), John Blizard (1 more), Andrew Huling (1), John Philips (1).
  • Page 495.--19th March, 1777. William Davis' estate in account with Robert Davis, administrator--Paid Robert Snodgrass for funeral charges, £10.17.10, Pennsylvania Exchange; paid Elizabeth Davis, executrix of John Davis; paid Samuel Beale, Charles Smith, Aron Van Sky, Samuel Moore; paid traveling expenses to Pennsylvania; paid Gasper Mickken, John Blizard; cash received at the house in Pennsylvania where intestate died.

  1. 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).