Person:Thomas Waterson (2)

Thomas Waterson
b.est. 1720
d.bef. 17 March 1779
  • HThomas Watersonest 1720 - bef 1779
  • W.  Mary (add)
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Waterson
Alt Name Thomas Watterson
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1720
Death? bef. 17 March 1779

Thomas Waterson 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 362.----185 acres patented to Thomas Waterson 12th January, 1746. Teste: James Anderson, James Gambel, Jno. Christian.
  • Page 330.--185 acres patented to Thomas Watterson, 12th January, 1746, corner George Glen.
  • Page 120.--517 acres patented to Thomas Waterson 12th May, 1759, by Waterson to Abraham Smith, deceased, and by him devised to his son, Benjamin Smith, grantor here.
  • Page 483.--30th September, 1763. Israel Christian, merchant, to Thomas Watterson, farmer, £155, 300 acres on a branch of Naked Creek, James Wood's line. Teste: John Stuart, James McRoy, Thomas Doran.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 412.--14th August, 1753. Thomas Waterson and Mary to John Fowler, 120 acres patented to Thomas 12th January, 1746, on North River Shannando, crossing Cook's Creek. Teste: Robert Wilson, Samuel McKune.
  • Page 489.--16th March, 1755. Thomas Watterson and Mary ( ) to James McConell, £10, 100 acres, part of a large tract. Teste: John Seawright, Robert Curry, Robert Brown, James Jackson, Samuel Black, Mary Jackson. Delivered: James McConald, May, 1759.
  • Page 160.--20th August, 1755. Thomas Watterson and Mary (her mark), to Saml. Black, £25, 200 acres, part of two joining surveys, viz., 1st, 185 acres granted to Thos. by patent, 12th January, 1746; 2d, another survey, etc., on Naked Creek; James McConnell's line. Teste: John Henderson and Jno. Anderson.
  • Page 320.--8th December, 1755. Thos. Waterson and Mary ( ), farmer, to Israel Christian, merchant, £155, 300 acres on a branch of Naked Creek, James Wood's line. Teste: Thomas ( ) Kirkpatrick.
  • Page 191.--24th January, 1767. Thomas Watterson and Mary ( ) to Abraham Smith, £47.15, 540 acres patented to Thomas, 12th May, 1769, line of Francis Brown's land. Teste: James Bell, Robert Currey, Jarrod Erwin, Benj. Logan. Delivered: Col. Abraham Smith. March, 1772.

Will of Thomas Waterson

  • Page 546.--6th December, 1774. Thomas Watterson's will, farmer--To wife Mary to nevey (nephew?) William Watterson. Executors, wife Mary and James Bell. Teste: James Young, Elizabeth (mark) McCamas, George Glenn. Proved, 17th February, 1778, by Young and Glenn. Widow Mary qualifies.

Processioning List of 1760

"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:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 272.--1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young, for James Anderson, for Alex. Blair, for John Anderson, for John Francey, for Wm. Cunningham, fnr John McKemy. for Walter Trimble, for Hugh Dever, for John Davies, for _____ Doughlas, for Daniel Smith, for Bigham's land formerly known by the name of Gragg's, for Gabriel Pickens, for Robert Poage, for Abraham Smith, for Isaiah Shipman, for David Robiston, for Silas Hart, for John Cunningham, for Henry Smith, for Widow Ramsey, for Thomas Woodal, for Moses Hall, for Andrey McCown, for James Bell, for Edward Erwin, for Alex. Craig, for Wm. Frame, for Thos. Waterson, for Francis Brown, for John King, for John Searight, for John Kear, for Hugh Campbell, for Alex. Kile, for Robert Fowler, for James Gamble, for James Leeper, Sr. and Jr., for James Blair, for Edward Erwin's land formerly known as Brownlee's place, for Adam Stevenson, for Umphrey's place on North River, for Stevenson's place they live on, for Jacob and Christian Roleman, for John Malcom, for William Flimen, for Charles Campbell, for Robert Campbell, for William Brown, for Widow and John and James Alexander, for Michael Dickey, for James Young, for James Patterson, for Andrew Erwin, for John Erwin, for Edward Erwin, for Francis Erwin, for Hugh Campbell, Jr., for James McGill, for Robert Brown, for James Young.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 17, 1747. - (217) Thos. Waterson appd. Constable, vice David Stevenson; Wm. Carr appd. Constable, vice James Gillespy; Andrew Fought, appd. Constable, vice Rob. Finley; John Spear, James Beard, Archd. Hamilton, Andrew Scot, qualified Constables.
  • Vol. 2 - LAND ENTRY BOOK NO. 1, AUGUSTA COUNTY. - 1748-49, March 10th--William Curry, 200 (acres), near John Young, Thos. Waterson, Naked Creek (c. g. e. p.).
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1747/8. - (365) Thomas Waterson--juror.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1755. - (39) George Watts, servant of Thomas Watterson, petitions for freedom dues. John Woods, servant of Charles Dever.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1758 (B). - Adair vs. Connor.--Witnesses, 1757, Robert Anderson and Mary Watterson. (Note: appears to be the wife of Thomas)
  • Page 492.--21st May, 1767. Thomas Watterson to Abraham Smith, £47. 16, horses and cattle. Teste: James Divier, Daniel Henderson, Jacob ( ) Gilespy.
  • Page 164.--22d November, 1769. Samuel Black and Rebecca ( ) to James Young, of Sissel County, Maryland, £90, 200 acres on a branch of Naked Creek conveyed to Samuel by Thomas Watterson, James McConnal's land.
  • MARCH 17, 1779. Page (413) Thomas Watterson's death abates suit.