Person:Peter Smith (58)

Peter Smith, of South Branch, Potomac River
b.bef. 1741
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Name Peter Smith, of South Branch, Potomac River
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1741

Peter Smith was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:

  • Page 10 - Peter Smith, 110 acres, South fork of Potomack. April 14, 1761. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 4].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 330.--24th March, 1764. Henry Horse's vendue bill recorded-- To Charles Kilpatrick, Jno. Water, Jno. Malkem, Jas. Reyburn, Danl. Love, Chas. Dever, Edward McGarry, Wm. Dyer, Sarah Nare, Ezrah Shipman, Roger Dyer, Jno. Dunkell, Michael Props, Benj. Scott, Peter Nare, Elizabeth Wilfong, Henry Wagener, Christian Goose, Michael Rhine (Ryan), Adam Roudenboush, Michl. Mallow, James Knox, George Scott, Peter Smith.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1764 (B). - Upp vs. Stone.--We, this congregation on the Fork in Augusta County, acknowledge that we have an agreement made with Frederick Upp, schoolmaster, to keep school. We promise to pay him for six months school-keeping for one child twelve shillings and one bushel of wheat, and the above bargain we promise to do and stand to which we have with our hands, or marks, under written as many children as we will send to the school in ye year 1760. April ye 7th. Henry Stone, 3 children. George Bush, 3 children. Henry Pickle, 4 children. Mark Swearly, 3 children. Peter Smith, 3 children. Adam (mark) Strout, 2 children. Michael Rine, 1 child. A copy. (Note: Stone promised in the presence of several that in case plaintiff would leave the place he then lived (a plant rented from Jacob Westfall) and come and keep school in the neighborhood, he would warrant 34 children. Upon that plaintiff left his place and crop, consisting of six acres winter grain, one acre of oats, two acres of barley, and four acres of (?) ).