Person:John Botkin (1)

John Botkin
b.1740 Virginia
m. est. 1733
  1. James Botkinest 1735 - 1804
  2. Hugh Botkin1736 - abt 1801
  3. Charles Botkin1738 - 1820
  4. John Botkin1740 - 1791
  5. Richard Botkin, Jr.abt 1744 -
Facts and Events
Name John Botkin
Alt Name John Bodkin
Gender Male
Birth? 1740 Virginia
Death? 1791 Highland County, Virginia

John Botkin 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 439.--20th August, 1760. John McCreery and Agness to Jno. Bodkin, £15, 200 acres on Newfound Creek, patented to grantor 10th August, 1759; cor. Archibald Elliot.
  • Page 31.--7th August, 1766. James Shaw to John Botkin, £26, 100 acres on both sides Cowpasture River. Teste: Charles Lewis, John McCreery, Thos. Feemster, Jno. Montgomery. Delivered: Jno. Lewis, 7th June, 1770.
  • Page 235.--18th March, 1767. David Frame to John Bodkin, £15, 66 acres joining Robert McCutchin's land, on Naked Creek. Mortgage.
  • Page 120 - John Botkin, 232 acres, Bullpasture River. FEb. 15, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 43].
  • Page 446.--25th October, 1781. Thomas Wright and Jane to John Botkin. Teste: John Jordan, Thos. Dueglass, George Bentson, David Frame, John McCreery. Proved, 19th March, 1788.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 429.--17th August, 1762. John Botkin and Mary to Robert Duffield, £21.10, 200 acres on the New Found Creek, patented to John McCreery and assigned to said John Botkin, dated 10th August, 1759; cor. to tract surveyed for Archibald Elliot. Teste: Mathew Harper. Acknowledged and privy examination.

Processioning List of 1767/68

"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 451.--1767-68: Processioned by Samuel Hamilton, in Cowpasture, from his house down the river to James Baird's: For Samuel Hamilton, Andw. Sutlington, John Dickenson, William Sprowel, John Donaly, Hugh Caffey, Joseph Watson, Andw. Muldrough, Wm. Dougherty, John Clendenning, William Maze, James Beard. Processioned by John Botkin: For Samuel Wilson, Abraham Haptonstall, Robert Duffield, James Burnsides, Robert Carlyle, Richard Botkin, John Carlyle, Samuel Black, Edward Hynds, John Botkin, David Bell.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 184.--16th August, 1759. Geo. Wilson and Elizabeth to James Shaw, £10, 100 acres on Cowpasture River. Delivered: Jno. Bodkin, October, 1765.
  • Page 276.--27th January, 1760. Michael ( ) Harper and Isabel ( ) to Wm. Shannon, £35, 224 acres conveyed to Michael by Jno. Justice, 16th May, 3754, in Newfoundland Creek; corner Jno. Botkin; corner land in possession of Carlile. Teste: Wm. Stewart, Patt Martin, Jno. Jameson. Delivered: Wm. Shannon, December, 1764.
  • Page 394.--19th August, 1760. Loftus Pullen to James Shaw, £9, 240 acres on Great River Calfpasture, conveyed to Pullen by James Patton and Lewis, 17th July, 1745; cor. land formerly in possession of John Miller and now in posession of Jno. Ramsey; cor. Robert Bratton. Delivered: Jno. Bodkin by your order, October, 1765.
  • Page 267.--19th May, 1761. John Ker and Lucie ( ) to Hugh Botkin, £13.10, 174 acres on a draft of North River of Shanando; cor. Robert McMahan. Teste: John Botkin, William Kerr, William ( ) Mathers, John Reburn. Delivered: John Botkin, 5th June, 1762.
  • Page 164.--15th February, 1763. David Frame to Margaret Frame, £6, 150 acres on south branch of Naked Creek. Teste: James and William Frame and John Botkin. Delivered: Margaret Frame, 28th October, 1768.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1764 (A). - Hugh (mark) Botkins. Bond dated 19th September, 1761, to Handry Picket, conditioned to making deed to 174 acres, comprehending the place John Kare sold to Richard Botkin, joining Robert Reburn and John Strain, on the east; Robert McMahan and John Botkin, on the west; John Richey and James Orrey and Edward Beard, on the north. Test: John and Mary Botkin.
  • Page 849.--22d February, 1765. William Shannon and Jean ( ) to Robert Scott, £29, 221 acres conveyed to William by Michael Harper, 26th January, 1760, on the New Foundland Creek; corner John Botkin; corner land in possession of Carlile. Teste: Wm. and John McPheeters, John Jameson, William McClintock. Delivered: Robert Scott, November, 1767.
  • Page 424.--15th October, 1765. Thomas Lorrimer's bond (with Felix Gilbert, Jno. Botkin) as administrator of John Lorrimer.
  • Page 157.--2d February, 1767. Thomas Lorimor's will, in the Black Thorn in Augusta County--To Hugh Botkin, 100 acres now in possession of Hugh on the Black Thorn on South Branch. Teste: John Botkin, Robert Harper. Proved, 15th November, 1768, by the witnesses. Administration granted Hugh Botkin, who qualifies with John Botkin, James Byrnsides.
  • Page 94 - David Bill, 250 acres, Bull Pasture River. Adjoining Botkins, Charles Hays Roots. February 15, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 35].
  • Page 160.--15th March, 1768. John Bodkin to David Frame. Release of mortgage dated 18th March, 1767. Teste: John Wattkins, Hugh Donaho.
  • Page 137.--17th May, 1768. Robert Scott to James Burnsides and Isabella, his wife, £42, 224 acres made over to said Robert by Wm. Shannin, 22d February, 1765, on Newfoundland Creek, corner tract of John Botkins, Carlile's land. Delivered: James Burnsides, October, 1769.
  • Page 157 - John Poage, 150 acres, Cowpasture River. Adjoining John Bodkin, David Bell. December 8, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 57].
  • Page 528.--23d August, 1770. James Burnsides to William McCanlos, £42, 224 acres conveyed to James by Robert Scot on the Newfoundland Creek; corner John Botkin; corner land in possession of Carlile. Teste: Jno. Gabriel Jones, John Hays, John Botkin.
  • Page 439.--Patent to John Poage, 27th August, 1770. Teste: John Bodkin, James Brown, George Berry.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1780. - (190) Following allowed for military services: Robert Hall, in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers in 1758: also John Vahab, Wm. Stuart, John Bodkin and Hugh Bodkin; John Graham, grandson of John Craham, who served in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758; James Bodkin, in Capt. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758--50 acres each.