Person:John McDonald (96)

John McDonald
Facts and Events
Name John McDonald
Gender Male
Death? bef. 1756 Augusta County, Virginia

John McDonald 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:

  • Vol. 2 - 1749, November 20th--John McDonel, 400 acres near Thomas West, and 400 on North River (c. g. e. p.).

Estate Records

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 343.--19th June, 1764. John Ramsey's bond (with Jno. Gay, Jas. McCoy) as guardian to Mary, John, Francis, Hugh, Rebecca, William, Elizabeth and 'Samuel McDonell', orphans of John McDonell.
  • Vol. 1 - June 19, 1764 - John Ramsey chosen guardian by Mary McDonald, 16, John McDonald 14, and court appoints him guardian for Francis, Hugh, Rebecca, William, Elizabeth and Samuel McDonald, all orphans of John McDonald.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 327.--9th April, 1751. James Robinson's will, yeoman--Wife, Mary, and her daughters; two youngest sons, Isaac and Jonathan (Isaac is the older); son, James; son, David, 300 acres on Shanando River where he now lives. Executors, wife Mary and son David. Teste: James Williams, John Miller, John McDonald. Proved, 28th May, 1751, by McDonald and Miller, and Mary qualifies executrix, with sureties John Bryan and John Dobikin. (Note: this John McDonald?)
  • Page 368.--6th August, 1751. James Robinson's appraisement by Thos. Moore, John Bryant, John McDonal. Due by Daniel Murley and John Patton. (Note: this John McDonald)
  • Page 87.--19th March, 1755. Ann Ralstone's accounts as administratrix of Benj. Copeland--Paid Susan Shannon, Jacob Gum. John McDonnel for one testament; paid John Davis for molasis; paid Mr. Hall for schooling the children; paid Thomas Underwood, Hugh Douglass. (Note: this John McDonald?)
  • Page 311.--17th May. 1759. Samuel Scott's estate settlement, by Robert Scott and Robert Hooks, executors. Paid Thos. Stevenson, Christopher Zimmerman, Robt. McFarson, David Nelson, Henry Downs, Saml. Wilkins, Wm. Craig, Wm. Snodon, Margaret Fowler, William Jordan, Jno. Vought, Patrick Cain, Doctor Harrison, Hugh Thompson, Jonathan Gibson, Jas. Beard; 1 coffin for Samuel Scott; 1 coffin for George Scott; keeping 3 negroes one year, nine months, bv R. Scott. Vendue to, viz: David Crighton, Jno. Paul Fought, David Logan, Jas. Underwood, James Berkley, widow McDonald, Patrick Quin. Joseph Kinkade, John Love, Bernard Man, Jacob Pence, John Wilkins, Ann Scott. (Note: likely John McDonald's widow).
  • Page 79.--15th November, 1760. Thos. ( ) West and Christina ( ) to Marten Witsell, £45, 120 acres patented to Thos., 16th August, 1756, on North Branch Shanandore above Brock's Gap; cor. Jno. McDonel's survey. Teste: Wm. ( ) Glasgoro (Glasgow ?). (Note: same John McDonald?, ties to land acquisition above)