Person:Joseph Cravens (2)

Joseph Cravens
m. 17 AUG 1721
  1. Joseph Cravens1723 -
  2. Margaret Cravens1724 - 1753
  3. John CravensABT 1725 - 1778
  4. Mary Cravens1726 -
  5. William Cravens1730 -
  6. Agnes Cravens1732 -
  7. Madge "Magey" Cravens1733 - 1800
  8. Robert Cravens, Jr.1733 - 1784
  9. Elizabeth Cravens1737 -
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Cravens
Gender Male
Birth? 1723 Sussex County, Delaware

Joseph Cravens 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 125.--16th May, 1759. Robt. Cravens to his son. Joseph Cravens, £5, 59 acres, part of 200 on a branch of Cook's Creek patented to Robert, 10th February, 1748. Signed. Robt. ( ) Cravens. Teste: Samuel Downey. Delivered: Robt. Cravens, 14th August, 1772.
  • Page 127.--4th April, 1759. Robt. Cravens to Joseph Cravens, £50, 300 acres on a branch of Cook's Creek; corner Samuel Harrison. Teste: Samuel Hemphill, John ( ) Jones.

Processioning List of 1748

"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 174.--1756: Processioned from Fairfax's line to North River, by John Harrison and Danl. Smith, viz: For John McClure, for Richd. Dear, for Pat. Quen (Owen), for Danl. Love, for Mathew Black, for Arter Johnson, for Thomas Harrison, for John Wright, for David Walston, for William Logan, for John Davis, for Thomas Lokey, for Jacob Wooly, for Valentine Sevier, for John Phillips, for Andw. Bird, for Thos. Millsaps, for John Obryan, for Michael Wearen, for John Fawler, for David Logan, for Randolph McDonald, for John Cravens, for Joseph Cravens, for Robert Cravens, for John Shelpman, for Alex. Herring, for Jeremiah Harrison, for Reuben Harrison, for John Harrison, Sr., for John Harrison, Jr., for Zebulon Harrison, for Thomas Moore, for Moses Bird, for Wm. McGee, for Col. Wood's Plains, for Robert Harrison. Naiad Creek Patten part not processioned because Cap. Daniel Harrison and John Edwrds objected because there was no patent nor courses to know the lines. Niles Run tract not processioned by reason none to show the lines. Capn. Harrison's not processioned, none to show the lines.
  • Page 295.--1760: Processioned by John Hopkins, David Ralston, in Capt. Ephraim Love's Company: For Thomas Gordon, for Francis Green, for Jeremiah Harrison, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Callkin, for Robert Cravens, for Thos. Harrison, for Ephraim Love, for Widow Johnston, for Alex. Herring, for Edward Shankling, for Widow Logan, for William Logan, for John Cravens, for Widow McDonel, for Joseph Cravens, for Wm. Hopkins, for John Hopkins, for Thomas Shankling, for Alex. Miller, for Mathew Black, for Thos. Campbell, for Daniel Harrison, for Daniel Harrison, Jr., for Samuel Harrison, for Robert Harrison, for Pat. Guin, for Wm. Snoding, for John Fowler, for David Nelson, for Samuel Briges, for John McGill, for Christopher Thompson, for John Wright, for Archibald Hopkins.