Person:John McCoun (1)

John McCoun
b.1725 Ireland
m. ABT 1716
  1. James McCoun1716 - 1800
  2. Anna McCoun1718 -
  3. Susan McCoun1722 -
  4. John McCoun1725 -
m. WFT Est 1745-1755
Facts and Events
Name John McCoun
Alt Name John McCown
Gender Male
Birth? 1725 Ireland
Residence? Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, United States
Marriage WFT Est 1745-1755 to Elizabeth Townsend

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John McCoun's land (Borden Tract SW, 437 acres, 1750) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 732.--22d May, 1760 (s/b 1750). Benj. Borden to John McCown, 437 acres of 92100. (Note: Chalkley's reads "1760" for the date, but this patent was clearly given in 1750, as all of the other surrounding transactions occurred in 1750).

Records of John McCoun in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 109.--12th February, 1750-1. Andrew McNab to John Gilmer (ore), 138 acres, Back Creek of Tees Creek. Line of Borden's great tract Teste: John McKown, Moses McKown, Francis McKown.
  • Page 325.--12th February, 1751. James Carr to John Betty, yeoman, 325 acres, Broad Creek, a branch of Buffalo. Teste: John McKown, Francis McCown, Samuel Norwood.
  • Page 271.--15th May, 1751. Same (From Borden's executors) to William Porter, planter, 200 acres in Borden's tract on North Branch of James River, John McKown's line. Delivered to Thos. Hill, January. 1757.
  • Page 409.--21st August, 1754. Same (From Borden's executors) to William Porter, plantationer, £3, 110 acres, part of 92,100 on west bank of North Branch of James River; corner to said Porter's old survey; John McCown's line; James Mile's line. Delivered to Jno. Mitchell, January, 1758.
  • Page 183.--16th March, 1757. James Mountgomery's appraisement, by Francis McKowan, John McKowan, Jacob Anderson, Jno. Buntin.
  • Page 418.--18tb November, 1760. Jacob Cunningham's appraisement, by Jno. McCown, Jno. Willey, Andrew Hays--The following notes against Daniel and Samuel Lyle, Edward Fearis, Wm. Davis, Jno. Delap, James Brains, Francis McCown, Robert Moore, Francis Randall, Neaiell McClister, Robert McKeney, David Tallford, James and John Gilmer, Jno. Dunlap, French McKown, Wm. Olley, Richd. Brush, Samuel Horad, Alex. Dell, Edward Bovill, 1 neager fellow.
  • Page 94.--9th October, 1761. Francis McCown's will, farmer-wife, Margaret; sons, George and Francis; son, Malcom, the plantation formerly belonging to Mathew Young; son, James, the plantation in the Forks; daughters, Margaret, Nancy, Katrine; son, James, the plantation Saml. Norwood formerly lived on, and to pay Malcom i5 when come to age of "menuarty"; daughter, Isbell. Seven children. Executors, wife Margaret and son George. Teste: John Cunningham, Wm, McKemey John McNabb. Proved, 18th November, 1761, by the witnesses.--Margaret refuses to execute. George qualifies, with John McCown, Robt. Christian, George Moffett.
  • Page 341.--19th June, 1764. Richard Brush's appraisement (by Moses, John and Malcom McCown) recorded.
  • Page 58.--15th November, 1762. Samuel ( ) Lindsey and Margrett ( ) to William Kelly, £130, 130 acres on Walker's Creek of James River, cor. Alex. Walker; James Moore's cor. Delivered: John McCown, November, 1766.
  • Page 187.--22d March, 1769. John Gilmore's bond (with John McCown) as administrator of Margaret Lynn.