Person:Michael Neese (1)

m. 2 FEB 1727/28
  1. Maria Margaretha Neese1728/29 - BEF 1731
  2. Michael Neese1730 - 1815
  3. George Jacob NeeseABT 1733 -
  4. Jacob Neese1738 - 1823
m. 06 March 1753
  1. John Neese1757 - 1830
  2. Dorothy 'Dolly' Neese1758 - Bet 1799 - 1807
  3. Adam Neese1766 - 1797
  4. Elizabeth Neese1771 - 1837
  5. Eave 'Eva' Neese1771 - 1841
Facts and Events
Name Michael Neese
Alt Name MIchael Neece
Alt Name Michael Neice
Gender Male
Birth? 1730 of Pennsylvania
Marriage 06 March 1753 Pine Church, Indianfield, Telford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvaniato Elizabeth Margaretha Zirkle
Death? 1815 New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia

Michael Neese 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:

  • Michael Neese received a patent for 360 acres "on waters of North River of Shannndoah" on 10 August 1759, (as listed in the records below):
  • Michael Neese received a patent (prob. also on the North River of Shenandoah) on 20 September 1768, (as listed in the records below):

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 453.--18th August, 1767. Michal Neice (Niece) and Margret (Margaret) to Adam Painter, £215, 360 acres patented to Michael, 10th August, 1759.
  • Page 229.--27th May, 1773. Michael Nease and Margaret ( ), of Dunmore, to Frederick Kaylor, land where Michael formerly lived and sold to Adam Bainter and Thomas Moores, patented to Michael, 20th September, 1768. Delivered: George Kipp, 16th September, 1777.

Processioning List of 1768

"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:
  • Page 442.--Processioners' returns; 1768: Processioned by Isaac Robinson, James Johnston, 1767-68, the Forrest: For Mathias Reader, for Michael Hover, for Charles Dayley, for John Bare, for Joel Robinson; for James Johnston, Milborn Maden present; for Nathan Dayley, for William Stalp; for Adam Painter, Michael Niece present; for Martin Shoemaker, Philip Dayley present; for Isaac Robinson.

Records in Virginia

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 378.-- Processioners appointed as follows, viz (1764): Adam Bird and John Thomas, in Brock's Gap to the mountain. Archibald Huston, James Brewster, Thos. Moore, Thos. Lackey, from County Line to Fowler's, then down North River to Mr. Jones's, then along the Picked Mountain to the County line. Henry Long, Daniel Price, Jacob Miller, Jacob Nicholas, from Mr. Jones's to the Picked Mountain, and as low as the County Line on both sides the river to Mouth of South River. Adam Rider and Michael Neese, in the Forests. Andrew Lockridge, Alex. Hamilton, Joseph Waughub, Lanty Graham, on both Rivers of Calfpasture and waters thereof.
  • Page 227.--20th May, 1765. Adam Reider and Anna, and Alexander Painter (Peinter) and Margret, to Peter Schol and Michael Neice, divers good causes and considerations thereunto moving, but more especially for the Glory of God and the Preaching his Precious Gospel, lease, small quantity of land for the building of a church house or proper place to meet to worship God in, to Peter Scholl in behalf of the Presbyterian Church and to Michael Neice in behalf of the church called the Lutherine Church, back of said meeting house where it now stands, three acres. Delivered: 16th February, 1785.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 16, 1765. - (8) Jacob Harper, Alexr. Painter, John Seller, Augustine Price, Jacob Parsenger, Henry Lung and Michael Neese--Naturalized. { The order says they qualified justices!
  • Page 487.--22d May, 1769. Wallace Harrison to Richard and Peter Footman, merchants of Philadelphia, mortgage, £453.18.8, on North River Shanandoah, part of tract called the Great Plain, patented to James Wood, 12th January, 1746, 210 acres; also one tract near above, joining dividing line, between His Majesty and Lord Fairfax, and the lands of Michael Neece (Nees), 270 acres, patented to Mary Wood, 27th June, 1764; both conveyed to Mathew by Mary Wood by deed of even date herewith. Teste: William Campbell, Robert Wood, Alexander White.
  • Page 152.--22d May, 1769. Mary Wood, of Frederick, to Mathew Harrison, £__, marriage heretofore celebrated between Mathew and Mary's daughter, Mary, deceased, on North River of Shanandoah, part of a tract called the Great Plain, patented to James Wood, deceased, 12th January, 1746, 210 acres; also one tract adjoining Fairfax's line and the lands of Michael Nees, 270 acres, patented to Mary Wood, 27th June, 1764. Teste: Robt. Wood, William Campbell, Alexander White, Jno. Magill. Delivered: William McDowell, August, 1780.
  • Page 218.--14th May. 1771. Alexander Painter and Margaret ( ) to John Painter, £100. parts of several tracts patented as above (on waters of North River of Shannndoah. Thomas Moore's survey, crossing Fort Run, corner land purchased by Alexander from Adnm Raider); Michael Nees land now Adam Painter's; corner Mathias Reader's land, 341 acres. Teste: John Painter, November, Court. 1773.
  • Pg. 44 - Philip Roush of Frederick County, 226 acres on Mill Creek Branch of North River of Shannandoah in said County. Surv. Peter Stephens. Adj. John Roush, Thomas Hinton, Michael Ness. 23 May 1771. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 211].
  • Page 430.--19th August, 1772. Adam Painter and Elizabeth ( ) to Jacob Myer, of Dunmore, patent to Michael Neice, 10th August, 1759, on north side of Alexander Painter's line. Delivered: Michael Hover, November Court, 1773.
  • Page 219.--Andrew Hudlow and Mary ( ), of Frederick County, at a place called the Forest, between Jacob Sword's land and Fairfax's line; Michael Niece's line. Delivered: Jacob Moyle, August Court, 1774.
  • Shenandoah County, VA - Deed Book C, Page 420 - 22 Nov. 1780. [Lease] Between Mathew Beaver of Shanandoah County [to] Michael Pence of same County ... Consideration of Five Shillings ... parcel of Land Lying in aforesaid County on Drains of Holeman Creek ... part of a Tract of Two hundred and fifty acres of Land ... formerly conveyed to Michael Neese from Marcus Iler by his Deeds of L & R Nov. 1772 ... line of Henry Block ... containing sixty two acres of Land ... Rent of one pepper corn on Lady day next. Wit: Samuel Mills signed in German. Recorded: 29 March 1781