Person:Michael Cloyd (1)

Michael Cloyd
d.bef. April 1807 Botetourt County, Virginia
m. 1726
  1. James Cloyd1731 - 1817
  2. Michael Cloyd1735 - bef 1807
  3. John Cloyd1738 - 1764
  4. David Cloyd1738 - 1789
  5. Elizabeth Cloyd1739 - 1796
  6. Margaret CloydABT 1740 - ABT 1810
  7. Mary Cloyd1740/41 - 1827
  8. Maj. Joseph Cloyd1742 - 1833
m. 1765
  1. James Cloyd1765 - 1816
  2. David Cloyd1768 - 1839
  3. John Cloyd1769 -
  4. Samuel Cloyd1771 -
  5. Michael Cloyd1776 -
  6. Joseph Cloyd1779 -
  7. Elizabeth 'Betsy' Cloyd1782 - 1808
  8. Jesse Cloyd1785 -
Facts and Events
Name Michael Cloyd
Gender Male
Birth? 1735 New Castle, Delaware
Marriage 1765 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Nealy
Death? bef. April 1807 Botetourt County, Virginia

Michael Cloyd 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 343.--20th May, 1761. David Cloyd to Michael Cloyd, £10, 400 acres on Pecimmon Branch of James River. Teste: Joseph Robinson, James Cloyd, George Alexander. Delivered: William McClenaclian, November, 1766.
  • Page 346.--20th May, 1761. David Cloyd to Michael Cloyd, £5, 262 acres on Percimmon Branch of James River, adjoining David Mitchel and William Mills; cor. Mills' former survey. Delivered.

Will Abstract

Cloyd, Michael. Will probate April 1807.
Names children: John, David, Michael, Samuel, Joseph, (land on Cloyd's st., Amsterdam) Jesse and Elizabeth Law (land on Round st., Amsterdam).
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 54].

Processioning List of 1765

"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 settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 383.--For James Neilly (on Goose Creek), Abram Ellis and Wm. Carelton present; for Wm. Caulton (Carelton?), on Lick Run; for Col. Wm. Preston, 1,590 acres where he dwells, on a branch of Buffelo Creek joining David and Michael Cloyd, Widow McDonald, James Robinson, Saml. Robinson, Joseph Snodgrass, David Mitchell, Wm. Snodgrass; for Cap. Robt. Breckinridge, 797 acres, where he dwells, on Buffalo Creek, joining David Robinson, John Neilly, Rob. Neilly, Arch. Graham.
  • Page 408.--1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo, on South side, report, viz: For Thomas McFerrin, on Persimmon Run; for Michael Cloyd, for Wm. Herbison, adjoining Andw. Monelly; for Robt. Rowland, for Jas. Rowland; for J_____ Looney, on Sinking Spring; for Andw. Monelly; for Jno. Mills, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Jas. Moore, on Looney's Mill Creek; for Margt. Rentfro, on Beaver Dam Run and Looney's Mill Creek; for Wm. Rowland, for Geo. Poage, for Jno. Mills, where he now lives; for Margt. Clark, where she now lives; for Margt. Clark, on Back Creek; for George Burdwell, for James Lauderdale.