Person:John McAdoo (3)

John McAdoo
b.ABT 1728 Scotland
  • HJohn McAdooABT 1728 - 1801
  • WAnn Unknown1732 - 1800
m. 1753
  1. Rhoda McAdoo1754 - BET 1810 AND 1816
  2. William McAdoo1755 -
  3. John McAdoo1757 - 1830
  4. Andrew McAdooABT 1759 - 1797
  5. Martha McAdoo1760 - 1814
  6. Nancy McAdooABT 1765 -
Facts and Events
Name John McAdoo
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1728 Scotland
Marriage 1753 Virginiato Ann Unknown
Death? 1801 Barren County, Kentucky

John McAdoo 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:

  • March 6, 1753 - John McAdoo, 250 acres joining Monahan's land (on Roanoke). (Note: this land fell into the part of Augusta that became Botetourt in 1768). [Source: "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", by Frederick Bittle Kegley, pg. 101].
  • 1760 September 26 - John McAdoo, 253 acres adjoining Daniel Monahan, by grant. - Patent Bk. 34,742. [Source: "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", by Frederick Bittle Kegley, pg. 299].
  • 1765 - John McAdoo, 92 acres on South Fork of Roanoke, Grant. [Source: "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", by Frederick Bittle Kegley, pg. 306].
  • 1767 - John McAdoo, 67 acres at Devil's Den of Roanoke. [Source: "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", by Frederick Bittle Kegley, pg. 311].

Disposition of Land in Botetourt County:

  • John McAdoo sold 250-acres of his land in Botetourt Co. on 7 Sep 1778, to William Tabler and Christian Vineyard. [Source: "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", by Frederick Bittle Kegley, pg. 543].

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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 382.--1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).

Records of John McAdoo in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1753. - (76) Road ordered--Wm. Bryan overseer--from Wm. Carravan's plantation to Wm. Bryans on Roan Oak. These workers: James Campbell, Joseph Love, Wm. Bryan, Jr., John Bryan, James Bane, Henry Brown, Jr., James Neilly, Henry Brown, Sr., Alexr. Ingram, Edward Patterson, Jacob Patton, John Wood, Erwin Patterson, Andrew Cox, Jasper Terry, Wm. Terry, John Woods, Edward Moore, Peter Craven, Aron Hart, Miles Hart, Wm. Graham, Neal McNeal, Malcom Campbell, Wm. Armstrong, Tasker Tosh, Thomas Tosh, Daniel Evans, Uriah Acres, Thos. Acres, John McAdoe, Wm. Akers.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1761. - (52) John McAdoe and Neill McNeill--appraisers. Samuel, son of Joseph Rutherford, exempted from County levy.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1765. - (340) John McAdoo appointed Constable.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 24, 1767. - (313) Surveyors of highway: Wm. Bryans, from Fort Lewis to Peters Creek; Thos. Barnes, from Peters Creek to Tinker Creek; John McAdoo and John Thompson, from Tinker Creek to County line.
  • 1781 - William Tabler and Christian Vinyard - Grant, 115 acres on Wolf Creek adjoining John McAdoo. [Source: "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", by Frederick Bittle Kegley, pg. 544].


Chalkley's Chronicles
"John McAdoo of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia", by Nova A. Lemons (1991)