Person:Thomas McFerrin (1)

Thomas McFerrin
b.est. 1730/32 Ireland
m. est. 1730-1732
  1. James McFerrinEst 1730-1735 - 1757
  2. Thomas McFerrinest 1730/32 - 1788
  3. John McFerrin, Jr.est 1732-1740 - bef 1761
  4. Samuel McFerrinest 1740/42 - abt 1800
  5. Mary McFerrinbef 1744 -
  6. Martin McFerrinbef 1749 - 1815
  • HThomas McFerrinest 1730/32 - 1788
  • W.  Agnes (add)
m. est. 1754-1756
  1. James McFerrin1757 - 1835
  2. Samuel McFerran1761 - 1842
  3. Martha 'Mattie' McFerrin1771 - 1854
Facts and Events
Name Thomas McFerrin
Alt Name Thomas McFerran
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1730/32 Ireland
Marriage est. 1754-1756 to Agnes (add)
Death[1] 1788 Botetourt County, Virginia

Thomas McFerrin 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 340.-- (bet. 23 June-10 Aug. 1753) David Mitchel, yeoman, to Thomas McFerran, yeoman, 220 acres on Percimmon Branch of James, granted to David, 15th March, 1744; Joseph Lapsley's line. Teste: Edward McDonald and Pat. Shockey, Jno. Neelley.

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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • 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.
  • Page 409.-- (1765: Processioners on Waters of James and Catawbo) For John Smith, for Jno. McFerrin, for Jno. McClellan; for Jno. Allcorn, where he now lives; for David Mitchell; for Wm. Rowland, on Patrick's Run; for Alex. Evans; for John Crawford, where he now lives; for John Adams. (Note: these records were listed consecutively in the Chalkley's records, showing the proximity of Thomas McFerrin's lands to his father, John McFerrin).

Records of Thomas McFerrin in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 206.--14th June, 1763. James Gatlive's estate appraised (by Jno. McFerrin, Thos. McFerrin, Pat Shonkey).
  • OCTOBER 19, 1765. (40) John Greenlee appointed surveyor of highway from John Mathews, Jr., deceased, to Sinclair's Gap. Thomas McFarron appointed surveyor Catawlo to Pedlar's Ford.
  • Court Records. MAY, 1768 (A). Debtor Simon Dehart to Thomas McFarran. Sundries.
  • NOVEMBER 21, 1768 Page (1) Thos. McFarron vs. Wm. Moore.--Attachment on one tomahawk.
  • Page 400.--2d February, 1769. William Ritchie, Sr., to William Ritchie, Jr., son of William, Sr., love, &c. William, Jr., covenants to cultivate the plantation whereon William, Sr., lives; within three years after death of William, Sr., William, Jr., is to give to each of his sisters then alive, £10, 195 acres whereon William Sr., now lives, on Catawbo Creek of James River, adjoining John McFerrin and Philip Watkins, conveyed by Borden to William, Sr. Teste: Thomas McFerran, Samuel and Martin McFerran.