Person:John Wilkins (34)

John Wilkins
b.est. 1720-1725 prob. Pennsylvania
m. 1 July 1719
  1. John Wilkinsest 1720-1725 -
  2. Thomas Wilkinsbef 1721 - bef 1750/51
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Name John Wilkins
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1720-1725 prob. Pennsylvania

John Wilkins 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 605.--1749. Samuel Wilkins to John Wilkins, 200 acres; part of 1,265 acres. Teste: John Flood. [Note: appears to be "part of 1264 acres patented to McCoy, Hite & Co., and by them conveyed to Samuel Wilkins", from other records)

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 210.--14th May, 1754. John Wilkins, of Province of Carolina to Wm. Snoden, 200 acres, part of 1,265 acres. Acknowledged in open court.
  • Page 129.--30th October, 1766. John ( ) Wilkins. of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to Alexander Herron, £80, 400 acres on Naked Creek, part of 1264 acres patented to McCoy, Hite & Co., and by them conveyed to Samuel Wilkins, deceased, father to said John, Daniel Harrison's line. Teste: John Poage, Hugh Johnston, Mathew McCullagh, Agness Poage. Delivered: Alex. Herron, June, 1767.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - List of Musters, 1742: Capt. James Gill's List: James Gill, Captain; John Dobbin, Lieutenant; Wm. Sharrel, Bons Harding, Wm. Welling, John Johnson, John Wilkins, George Furbush, Barnabee McHenery, Rick Dictum, Dan Murley, Nicola Brock, Martin Shoemaker, John Howlain, And. Holman, George Legler, Joseph Dunham, Timothy Taylor, George Willes, Sam Brown, John Cumberland, Sam Beason, James Spencer, Wm. Prickett, Wm. Hall, Wm. McClain, Michael Brock, Thos. West, Wm. Sames, Cornelius Murley, Nicol Cain, Henery Brock, John Fisher, Thos. Wilkins, Joseph Harding, John Ryal, Abram Dunblederey, Riley Moor, Fraderich Brock, John McClairn, William Sharrle, Sr.; William Sharrle, Jr.
  • Vol. 1 - 1749. Papers relating to Augusta Levy. Robert McClenachan's account, 1748-9. Credit by John Bruce. Credit by James Dawkins, four levys. Credit by Jacob Miller, two levys. Credit by Sam Wilkins, two levys. Credit by John Wilkins, two levys.
  • Page (884) 878.--1st June, 1750. Saml. Wilkins, purposing to leave the Colony and go to settle in Carolina with his family, and great many people are indebted to him, so son, John Wilkins, power attorney to collect debts, 1st June, 1750. Teste: John Lewis, Robt. McClenachan, James Porteus.
  • Page 793.--10th August, 1750. John Neglee, yeoman (Nägle), of the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, and Jacob Neglee, tanner, of same, executors of Jacob Neglee, shopkeeper, of Philadelphia, to Ladwick Haunsdone, taylor, of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Mathias Elser, the Massanutting tract; corner to Propeckers. John Neglee was uncle of Jacob, deceased, and Jacob was cousin of Jacob, deceased. Proved by oath of Saml. and John Wilkins and affirmation of Jacob Strickler and recorded on motion of Daniel Stover. Teste: Saml. and John Wilkins, Jno. Reiley, Saml. Bähm, Jacob Burner, Jacob Strickler. Whereas, by deed 24th July, 1740, by Mathias Elias of Orange Co., to Jacob Neglee (deceased) of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, conveys part of tract called the Massanutting tract, 1200 acres, Jacob died leaving will dated 27th May, 1747, appointing his uncle, Jno. Neglee, and cousin, Jacob Neglee, executors. Will recorded in Register's office in Philadelphia. Delivered: Jacob Burner, 17th August, 1756.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 29, 1750. - (425) James McKay and John Wilkins added to tithables.
  • Page 322.--1st March, 1750-51. John Wilkins' ( ) bond as administrator, of Thos. Wilkins, with sureties Daniel Harrison, Robert Young.
  • Page 118.-- (undated, prob. bet. 1750-1751) - Samuel Wilkins of No. Ca., to Alexander Herring, 133 acres Cooks Creek of No. River Shanando. Delivered: Benj. Kinley, January, 1754. Teste: Robt. Rallstone, John Wilkins, Morgan Bryan.
  • 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.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Alexander Herron vs. Patrick Quin.--Ejectment. Daniel Harrison, aged about sixty-six or seven, deposes: That he was present when Col. James Wood, then surveyor of the County of Orange (now Augusta), ran off the lands in dispute, and that the first line run by Thomas Lewis this day extends as far, etc., the corner of Samuel Wilkins, and that of Green & Co., under whom said Wilkins claims he has ever since been well acquainted with the lands, etc.; that the lines were not marked until the patent issued, and the reason Wood gave for it was that when he was about to survey the same, he himself was damned drunk and the rest concerned were in same condition, etc. (Signed) Daniel Harrison. 16th December, 1767. John Craven deposes, same time and place (aged forty-five, or thereabouts): He was present when Col. James Wood surveyed the land in dispute, now upwards of 22 years. William Gregg, aged thirty or thereabouts, deposes, same time and place: Samuel Wilkins is dead. Daniel Smith, gent., aged about thirty-seven years: About 12 years ago he was appointed a processioner with John Harrison. Daniel Harrison's additional deposition, 17th December, 1767: He and Alexander Herron bought 200 acres of Samuel Wilkins. Wilkins, after conveying to Herron, found he did not have 100 acres more for deponent and then cancelled the bargain, for which John Wilkins, son of Samuel, paid Harrison £5. Thomas Lewis deposes: That about 1745, talking with Col. James Wood about the difficulty of finding corners on protracted plots when the survey afterwards came to be made, said Wood told this deponent how lucky he had been in a matter of this kind in a plot that he had made for McCay, Hite and Green, on the waters of Cook's Creek, for that he had only run the lines along the courses of the creek and protracted all the other lines and supposed corners which, where an actual survey was made by him after the patent issued, he found trees agreeable to most of the supposed corners which he had mentioned in the protracted plat, or nearly corresponding thereto, which deponent afterwards found to be the case on a survey made by him to detennine a suit formerly depending between the said parties. This day Patrick Quin came, etc., and says that Capt. Daniel Harrison is very ailing; he is afraid that he will soon change his natural life, as he doth believe that he will die very soon. (Signed) Abraham Smith. 18th June, 1767. Elaborate survey and description of the lands by Thomas Lewis.
  • Page 129 - William Snowden, 467 acres, West Fork of Cooks Creek. Adjoining Edward Shanklin. Mentioned John Wilkins and (Alexander) Herron. January 24, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 47].