Person:Martin Shearman (3)

m. bef Aug 1736
  1. Rawleigh Shearmanbef 1736 -
  2. Mary Shearmanabt 1741 - 1791
  3. Martin Shearmanbef 1742 -
  4. Easter Shearmanbef 1745 - 1765
  5. Ann Shearmanbef 1750 -
  6. Thomas Shearmanaft 1749 - 1779
  7. Alice Shearmanabt 1755 - 1819
  8. Elizabeth Shearmanbef 1779 -
  • HMartin Shearmanbef 1742 -
  • WMary Huntbef 1745 -
  1. George Shearman1762 - abt 1840
Facts and Events
Name Martin Shearman
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1742 Lancaster County, Virginia
Alt Birth[1] aft 1749 Lancaster, Virginia, United Statesnot mentioned in grandmother's will while his siblings are
Marriage Bond 7 Jan 1762 Lancaster County, Virginiato Mary Hunt
Death? Lancaster County, Virginia

Martin Shearman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


Welcome to
Old Augusta

Early Settlers
Beverley Manor
Borden's Grant

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky


Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • 24th June 1777 - Joseph Kinkead and Rebecca of Washington County conveyed 242 acres, part of 485 acres formerly belonging to William Armstrong (land on South Fork of Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor, from deed of William Armstrong to Joseph Kincaid), whereon said Martin (Shearman) now liveth, (as listed in the records below):

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 504.--19th May, 1779. Martin Shearman and Mary, of Albemarle County, to William Richards, of Orange. (Note: likely the same 242-acre tract acquired in June 1777, listed above).

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 10.--9th August, 1777. Joseph Love and Mary, of Montgomery County, to Richard Payne, conveyed to Joseph by John Clide. Teste: Walter Davis, John Hunton, Chas. Hunt, Martin Shearman.
  • Page 366.--26th August, 1777. Privy examination of Rebecca, wife of Joseph Kinkead, of Washington County (deed to Martin Shearman, 24th June, 1777) before Arthur Campbell and William Edmiston.
  • Page 369.--Above deed, 242 acres, part of 485 acres formerly belonging to William Armstrong, whereon said Martin (Shearman) now liveth. Teste: Charles Hunt. (Note: immediately follows record above).
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 19, 1779. - (466) Commission granted to take priv. examination of Mary, wife of Martin Sherman, who resides in Albemarle. Deed to Wm. Richards.
  • Vol. 2 - Henry vs. Moore--O. S. 295; N. S. 105--Bill, 15th January, 1814. Will of Martin Tapscott of Westmorland County. Son, Henry Brereton Tapscott, infant; sister, Alice Shearman, wife of Martin (?) Shearman; brother, Henry Tapscott; brother, Chichester Tapscott. Dated 21st October, 1800. Recorded in Superior Court for District of Richmond, Westmorland, Lancaster and Northumberland Counties at Northumberland Court House, 2d April, 1805. James Tapscott of Botetourt was brother of Martin. Henry Brereton Tapscott died about 1810, infant, unmarried, intestate. (Note: record of a younger Martin Shearman, perhaps a son or nephew?)

  1. Will Abstract of Easter Chinn, in Lee, Ida J. Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia, Wills, 1653-1800. (Richmond: Dietz Press, 1959).

    p 50 -
    CHINN, Easter. Will 2 August 1749. Rec. 10 May 1751.
    Sons: Joseph, Rawleigh and Thomas Chinn;
    Daughter Ann Shearman;
    Heirs of Chichester Chinn;
    Gr.son Rawleigh Shearman, son of Martin Shearman and Ann his wife;
    Gr.daughter Mary Shearman, dau. of Martin Shearman and Ann his wife.
    Gr.dau. Easter Shearman.
    Wits. Henry Tapscott, Margaret Tapscott.
    W.B. 15, p. 32.
    [Note: abstract provided temporarily until better birthdate source is found.]
    [Note: it is possible that Chalkley's Martin Shearman is not the son of Martin and Ann (Chinn) Shearman. Further research needed.]