Person:John Poage (1)

John Poage, Sr.
b.1726 Ireland
m. MAR 1721/22
  1. Mary Poageabt 1720 - bef 1758
  2. Sarah Poage1723 - 1770
  3. John Poage, Sr.1726 - 1789
  4. Martha Poagebef 1727 - 1818
  5. Robert Poage1730 - bef 1788
  6. Elizabeth Poage1733 - 1791
  7. George Poage1734 - 1787
  8. William PoageAbt 1735 - 1778
  9. Margaret PoageBET 1737 AND 1738 - 1833
  10. Thomas Poage1739 - Bef 1803
m. 3 JUN 1751
  1. Robert Poage1752 - 1814
  2. Ann Poage1752-1766 -
  3. Mary Poage1752-1766 -
  4. William Poage, of Bath and Pocahontas County, VAabt 1754 - 1830
  5. James Poage1754-1769 -
  6. Col. George Poage1754 - 1821
  7. Elizabeth Poageest 1756-1766 - 1802
  8. John Poage, Jr.1757 - 1827
  9. Rev. Thomas Poage1758 - 1793
Facts and Events
Name John Poage, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? 1726 Ireland
Marriage 3 JUN 1751 Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniato Mary Crawford
Marriage License 3 JUN 1751 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Crawford
Death? 1789 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John Poagee's land (Beverley Manor NE, 305 acres were conveyed to John from his father Robert & 205 acres sold to John from his brother William, part of their father Robert Poage's original 772-acre tract) 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 72.--16th November, 1762. William Poage and Ann to John Poage, £100, 205 acres, part of 772 acres surveyed for Robert Poage, Sr., in Beverley Manor where said Poage lives; line of Wallaces land, cor. said John Poages land; cor. Thomas Poages land.
  • Page 8.--22d May, 1765. Robert Beverley to John Poage, £6, 190 acres in Beverley Manor adjoining the land John now lives on; corner Poage and Wallace. Delivered: Mr. Poage. May, 1776.

Land Grant Survey in Virginia:

  • Page 176 - John Poage, 268 acres, branch of Middle River. Adjoining James Allen, Hugh Green. Mentioned Robert reed and Great Road. October 26, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 64].
  • Page 208 - John Poage, 650 acres, Middle River. Adjoining Robert Young, James Anderson, James Allison, William Hamilton, John Patterson. Mentioned Robert King, William Sharp, John King. January 7, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 75].

Will of John Poage

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

  • Page 140 - - 16th February, 1789. John Poage's will - - To daughter, Mary Poage; to eldest son, Robert; to son, George, 325 acres on Naps Creek joining lines with Moses Moore; to son, James, tract at Brown's Lick; to sons, John and Thomas, executors; to wife, Mary; to other children, William, Elizabeth, and Ann. Teste: John Gardner, Daniel McNare and Agnis Poage. Executors qualify.

Will of John Poage's wife Mary:

  • Page 86.--9th November, 1793. Mary Poage's will--To son, John; to daughter, Elizabeth Hoge; to daughter, Ann Kinkaid. Executors, friend Thos. Poage and son John Poage. Teste: Thos. Poage, Margaret Allen, Polly Poage, Philip Sholl. Proved, January Court, 1794, by Thos. Poage (who refuses to act as administrator) and Sholl. Jno. Poage qualifies.

Records of John Poage in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH TO JULY, 1790. - Poage vs. Elliott--John and Thomas Poage, executors and legatees of the(ir) late Father John Poage, deceased, orators. Sometime in 1772 John, senior, purchased of Walter Drinnen land in Tygars Valley, part of Nicholas Nutt's settlement. Nutt was the first settler.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1803. - Archer's Executors vs. Poage's Executors.--Single package. Receipt by Edmond Randolph, signature. Many accounts current and receipts, 1780. Account of John Trimble, December, 1778. To cash paid for said Archer for a soldier enlisted. Agreeable to Act of Assembly, as per supperscription, £6 paper money. 19th November, 1782. Received of John Poage, executor of John Archer, £16, the proportion for raising beef and clothing for a District. (Signed) Thomas Bradshaw, Collector. 16th March, 1784. Received of John Poage £3.1.3 on account of the legacy left to my wife by John Archer, deceased. (Signed) Robert vs. Ross. 1774. Account of James Bell, deceased (affidavit by Agnes Bell, September, 1783), for boarding, washing and lodging and trouble of Rebeka, his wife (Archer's wife), from 15th August to 15th May. Sampson Archer (brother of John) and his children mentioned as some of the poor entitled under the will. George Kinkead ditto. John Poage's letter to Sampson Mathews, about deposit of £200 by John Archer with Colonel Dandridge in 1755-56.
  • Vol. 1 - File No. 926.--Fowler vs. Poage's executors. Andrew Fowler complains that for his services in Braddock's war he was entitled to 400 acres on Big Sandy, in this State, for which John Poage, deceased, agreed to give him 200 acres, originally entered by George King, between the 14th and 16th mile trees, in Jennings Gap, and by King assigned to Poage, and by Poage to complainant, on 14th July, 1775. Poage obtained the 400 acres, but gave Fowler no title to the 200, but he has sold it to another, leaving Fowler to the charity of a generous Country, or the exertions of a son. Orator lost his two sons in the war.

Information on John Poage

Some sources claim that John Poage married Mary BLAIR (who supposedly married a Crawford beforehand), daughter of Alexander Blair and Jane Preston Scott, but it appears that this is incorrect, based upon other researchers information, and the fact that Mary Blair, who was born abt. 1735 would have had little time to have had a prior marriage to 1751.

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Husband's Name 

Born:  1726  Place:  Of, Lancaster, PA. 
Died:  1789  Place:  , , Augusta County, Ireland 
Married:  3 Jun 1751  Place:  Of, Lancaster, PA. 

Father:  Robert POAGE (AFN:KBW9-FJ)    
Mother:  Elizabeth PRESTON (AFN:KBW9-GP)   

Wife's Name 

Born:  1725  Place:  Drumore Township, Lancaster, PA. 
Married:  3 Jun 1751  Place:  Of, Lancaster, PA. 

Father:  William CRAWFORD (AFN:BBGD-R3)    
Mother:  Mary DOUGLAS (AFN:BBGD-S8)   


1. Sex Name

M  George POAGE (AFN:XJBG-VH)    

Born:  28 Mar 1754   Place:  Augusts County, Virginia  
Died:  16 Sep 1821   Place:  Ashland, Boyd Co., Kentucky  
Buried:    Place:  Ft Defiance, VA  

2.  Sex  Name  
U  POAGE (AFN:1W1N-DP5)    

Born:  1752   Place:  <, , , Ireland>
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