Person:William Black (39)

Capt. William Black
b.Bet 1735 and 1740 Augusta Co., VA
  1. James Black1728 - 1824
  2. Samuel BlackAbt 1729/30 - 1783
  3. Capt. William BlackBet 1735 & 1740 - 1811
  4. Mary BlackAbt 1738 - Bef 1805
  5. Margaret 'Peggy' Black1743 - 1784
  6. Nancy "Agnes" BlackAbt 1747/48 - Aft 1827
  7. Rachel Black1750 - 1822
  8. Alexander Black, Jr.1752 - 1827
  • HCapt. William BlackBet 1735 & 1740 - 1811
  • WSarah HicklinBet 1738 & 1740 - 1821
m. 12 Jan 1763
  1. Margaret Black1763 - 1844
  2. Capt. Alexander Black1765 - 1854
  3. George Black1767 - 1859
  4. Jane Black1772 - 1814
  5. William Black1780 - Bet 1811 & 1827
  6. Rachel Black1782 - Aft 1821
  7. Robert Black1786 - 1828
  8. Nancy Black1789 - 1858
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Capt. William Black
Gender Male
Birth[9] Bet 1735 and 1740 Augusta Co., VA
Marriage 12 Jan 1763 Augusta County, VAto Sarah Hicklin
Military? Indian War, the Dunmore War, the Revolution (DAR Patriot)
Other? 1764 Sold his father's share of Bullpaster & went to GreenbrierMigrated 1
Other? 20 Nov 1764 Wm. Black qualified administrator of father, Alexr Black, Augusta Co., VAEstate Record
Other? 1780 Augusta Co. (183) Following allowed certificates for land for military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758.Land Grant
Other? 1780 [[Place:For Military Services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, In Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, . [Chalkley Vol, Singapore|For military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758. [Chalkley vol 1, p.212, AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS, ORDER BOOK No. XVII.]]]Awarded Land Certificate
Other? 15 Feb 1780 Cert. 843 - A soldier in the last was in Captain William Preston's Company of Rangers in the year 1758Land Warrant
Other? 1788 In Bath Co., VA for Elizabeth FeamsterSurety
Other? 1790 Virginia - Augusta County - 1790 Personal Property Tax List CTax List
Other? 1792 Clark Co., KY, having driven cattle through there with his brother, Alexander two years beforeMoved to
Other? 1792 William and Sarah Black moved their family to Kentucky, launching down Deckers Creek, down the Ohio to what is now Maysville, KentuckyMigrated 2
Other? 17 Nov 1806 On file at Winchester, Clark Co., KY. Land sold for $2025 at time of death. Owned 6 slaves.Will Written
Death? 14 Feb 1811 Winchester, Clark Co., Kentucky
Burial? Kentucky
Other? Scots-IrishDescent
Other? on the Salt River in northern part of Nelson Co., KYBought Land
Capt. William Black was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Much of the documentation for this person (and related person articles) relies on Tertiary Sources. We need to get back to Original Sources to support the information given. Also, while a lot of good information has been gathered, presenting that information in a series of "Events and Facts" is probably not the best way to go, as it creates considerable "clutter". I'd recommend extracting that information and placeing it in a narrative description. (And at the same time ferreting out the original sources for the "Events and Facts" __________________________


WILL OF WILLIAM BLACK My wife, Sarah To William My sons, Alexander and Robert My daughters, Margarett, Jenny, Rachel, and Nancy Alexander Black and George Black, Ex Recorded at Winchester, Kentucky Book No. 3, page 104

In the name of God Amen, I William Black of Clark County and the State of Kentucky, do make, ordain, publish, and declare this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament. In the first place I commend my soul unto God who gave it, and my body to be intered at the will of my executors hereafter named. Secondly, I will and direct all my just debts to be paid out of my estate. Thirdly, I will and bequeath to my wife Sarah her thirds of my plantation, I now live on, her mare, saddle, bridle, and the third of the milk cattle, bed and sufficient clothing, and her desire of the table furfurniture, also a negro girl named Phillis, to do what she pleases with at her death. Fourthly, William Black to receive four hundred dollars of such pay as I got or may be received for the land I sold on Salt River, which he lived on, which I dont allow him any more with a credit of what he has received and nothing more. Fifthly, I will and bequeath to my sons, Alexander, George, and Robert the value of all the rest of the lands, to be equally divided amongs them with their share of the moovable property with an addition of one bed and furniture to my son Robert. Sixthly, I bequeath to my daughters Margaret, Genney, Rachel and Nancy, four negroes, Spring, Cate, Tom, and Senthe to be sold and equally divided among them four with the equal share of the moovable property. Be it remembered that my will and intention is that the donation aforesaid to Rachel Barns be to the issue of her body, and not to John Barns her husband. And lastly, I constitute and appoint Alexander Black and George Black executors to this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking all other wills and testaments whatsoever. In testimony whereof I the said William Black hath hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of November 1806.

William Black Signed, sealed, published and Declared in the presence of Matthew Patton James Fisher Amelia X Ross

Codicil to the foregoing will of William Black

So far as the sixth bequest relates to my daughter, Rachel Barns, it is my will and desire that my aforesaid executors do purchase good land at their discretion for the amount of her part of the bequest as soon as the amount of the sale is collected and that my said daughter Rachel and her husband may live on it and improve it if they choose until her children come of age, and my executors are hereby further impowered with the consent of said Rachel and her husband to sell any lands so purchased and buy other land with the amount of such sale. In testimony whereof I the said William Black hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of Nov. 1806.

William Black

Signed and sealed in the presence of Matthew Patton James Fisher Amelia X. Ross

Appraisement of William Black's Estate:

Appraisement of the estate, Dec. 5, 1811(a few items)
Negro girl named Kate 333.33 1/3
“ boy named Joe 450.00
“ woman named Pring 300.00
“ boy named Willy 100.00
“ “ “ Henry 150.00
“ girl named Phillis 350.00
5 horses 180.00
Total appraisement 2167.58 1/2

(Signed) Alexander Fisher, Robert Cunningham, Thomas Goff

Presented at Court held Aug. 24, 1812
A few items from the sale bill.
To Robert Cunningham 1122 acres @ $18.2025.00
To Adam Kiser negro woman named Kate 400.00
To Robert Cunningham negro boy named Joe 510.00
To John Peebles negro woman Prange 282.00
To John Peebles negro boy Billy 166.00
To John Peebles negro boy Henry 250.00
Presented at Court held Jan. 24, 1814


The area that became Augusta County was settled primarily by the Scots-Irish in the early 1730s. Formed from Orange County, Augusta County was created in 1738

Mount Sterling, KY named Stirling, Scotland.

History of Augusta Co., VA http://content.ancest "William Black and His Descendants" Book by Raymond Finley Hughes 2.WILLIAM BLACK must have been born about the year 1735. His parents were pioneer settlers in the Cowpasture River valley of Augusta County, Virginia, now Bath County. It was in this valley that he grew to manhood and received his early training as a soldier on the frontier, being soon occupied in the defense of his country, first against the French and Indians and later in the War of the Revolution. He served in the Virginia Colonial Militia, being on the muster roll of Captain George Wilson's company on August 11, 1756 and was in William Preston's company of Rangers in 1757. Among the Draper Papers in the Wisconsin Historical Society library at Madison, Wisconsin is the original receipt book of Captain William Preston, in which is found two receipts signed by WILLIAM BLACK, and dated October 5, 1757, for thirty four shillings for thirty four days pay as soldier at Fort Lewis under command of Sergt. Hugut. The other is for two pounds thirteen shillings, in full pay from June 8 to November 29, 1757. Fort Lewis was a fort on the Cowpasture River about five miles from where the Blacks lived. WILLIAM BLACK also served in Captain Preston's company of Rangers during the year 1758. In the Augusta County records, order book 17, page 183, dated February 15, 1780, he was allowed Land Bounty certificate No. 2566 for his military service in Captain William Preston's company of Rangers in 1758. This military land was granted by the King's Proclamation of 1763 for soldiers who fought against French and Indians. In the Jefferson County land entries at Louisville, Kentucky, Vol. A, page 141, on June 22, 1780, William Black enters fifty acres of land on a military warrant, on the north side of the Rolling Fork opposite John Simpson's preemption and to run up and down the river for quantity. At the same time he also enters one hundred and fifty acres on another warrant, on the south side of the Rolling Fork adjoining Simpson's preemption on the east. This land is situated in what is now Marion or Casey Counties.

On January 12, 1763 William Black was united in marriage to Sarah Hickling, daughter of Thomas Hickling, another early pioneer of the Cowpasture River settlement in Augusta County and a close neighbor and friend of the Black family. Thomas Hickling bought 348 acres on a branch of the Cowpasture river from Andrew Lewis on January 6, 1756, Lewis having patented the same on June 11, 1750. Thomas Hickling died in the fall of 1771. He was the father of seven children as follows: Hugh, John, Thomas, Roseannah Johnson, Jane Laverty, Dinah Botkin and Sarah Black.

WILLIAM BLACK served in the Dunmore War being in the company of Captain John Lewis which was raised at Warm Springs, and was in the battle of Point Pleasant, fought October 10, 1772, where the Kanawha river empties into the Ohio.

WILLIAM BLACK also served in the Revolution. In the Council Journals of the State of Virginia, Vol. 1, page 310, under date of Saturday 11, 1777, appears an order "that a warrant be issued to William Black for one hundred and twenty seven pounds eighteen shillings, upon account together with instructions to recruit a first lieutenant's quota of men for a company of regulars in the service of this State. Bond executed, acknowledged and ordered to be filed." During the war he became Captain of this company and was occupied in the defending of his country against the inroads of the Indians and British. I have been unable to find any record pertaining to this company or anything about its length of service or activity as there seems to be no record of the Augusta County soldiers who took part in the Revolution. According to tradition it was a company of mounted men that did scout work during the war. Revolutionary service proved on D.A.R. lineage of Mrs. Robert E. Morrison (Maxine Geneva Hughes), National No. 301152, Cincinnati Chapter No. 1069.

Sarah Black, like her husband, also served her country in the Revolution. In the Virginia State Library at Richmond is found a loose leaf file of Public Claims of Augusta County and therein appears the following: "Augusta County January 9th 1781. We being mutually chosen and then sworn, do appraise forty four yards of five hundred linen the property of Sarah Black, to fifteen pounds per yard. Also the making the same into two tents twenty fore pounds it being impressed for the use of Augusta militia ordered for the defense of eastern frontiers by Colonel Sampson Mathers. Certified by us the day and year above written. Signed William Shields Neal Deare"

In the Kentucky Historical Society publication for 1924 appears the following: "Sarah Black and William Black receive pay in services under General Clark, (about 1780)."

WILLIAM BLACK WITH HIS WIFE AND ENTIRE FAMILY moved to Clark County, Kentucky in 1792, launching above the mouth in Deckers Creek (Red Stone, old fort) and came down the Ohio, landing at Limestone, Ky. (now Maysville) and then overland to Clark County. Two years before he brought his family to Kentucky, he and his brother, Alexander, drove their cattle through to Clark County. On October 20, 1795 he bought of Samuel Henderson 106 acres on Hancock Creek, also called Stoney Fork. This was part of the 1400 acre Henderson grant. In the register of the Kentucky State Historical Society for 1923, in Vol. 21, page 204 under Certificate Book date of Feb. 11, 1780 appears the following: `When the Court met, William Black by Alexander Black claimed a preemption of one thousand acres of land at the State Price in the District of Kentucky, because he had improved the same in the year 1776, on a branch of the Town Fork of Salt River, and adjoining the lands of Thomas Simpson on the north side, and to include his improvements. His claim was granted and a certificate issued." This land is situated in the northern part of what is now Nelson County, and was sold by him in 1806.

WILLIAM BLACK died Feb. 14, 1811. His place of burial is unknown. His farm was sold by his heirs on Dec. 10, 1811, to Robert Cunningham for $2,025. At the time of his death he was the owner of six slaves. His will, which was written Nov. 17, 1806, in which he makes disposition of his property, is on file at Winchester, Kentucky.

There is no record of the death of his wife who was living at the time of his death.

William and Sarah Hickling Black were the parents of the following eight children.

8 Alexander born October 14, 1765
9 Margaret born March 4, 1768
10 Ginney born October 4, 1772
11 George born July 8, 1775
12 William born November 3, 1780
13 Rachel born February 3, 1782
14 Robert born July 14, 1786
15 Nancy born December 1, 1789

On the Web: Don Mabury, [1]

Page (183) Following allowed certificates for land for military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Loftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758. Wm Kinkead, Thomas Kinkead, John Montgomery, of Capt. Lewis's Company, Boquet's Expedition, 1764.

Feb 15, 1780: Following allowed certificates for land for military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758. [Chalkley vol 1, p.212, AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS, ORDER BOOK No. XVII.] &

Brenda's posting to Message Board 2/00 Book "William Black and his Descendants" PA, VA, KY, IN I found and received the book from Interlibrary Loan Program, Madison, WI, the book is also in IN and OH. (See below). Generally, the time period is up to about 1948. "William Black and his Descendants; a Genealogy of the Descendants of William Black of Augusta County, Virginia and later of Clark County, Kentucky," Howard Clifton Black, 1973. Held by the Allen County Public Library, Indiana and the Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio. From what I understand, this book is the best resource for this line of William Black and Sarah Hicklin (VA to KY). The information in the book was collected by Howard Clifton Black (1894-1964, West Liberty, Champaign Co., OH) who lived, unmarried in his great-grandfather's farmhouse built in 1818. Howard Black's parents were James Washington Black and Lizzie Robbins. They lived in this farmhouse when married and died there. The actual author of the book is Raymond Finley Hughes (b. 1890) who was married to Howard's sister, Geneva Belle Black (b. 1891). The book was copyrighted in 1973 but not published. Hughes' children were born 1913-1918. Getting permission to reprint or copy might be quite difficult because it was not published. Raymond's address in 1973 was Cincinnati, OH. (Copyright will run out in 75 years = 2048) Follows is a bit of a synopsis of the book; "Revolutionary Service of William Black proved on the DAR lineage of Mrs. Robert E. Morrison (Maxine Geneva Hughes) National Number 301152." The first 2 pages give a description of the movement of the Scotch-Irish Black family from Edinburgh, Scotland to Londonderry, Ireland to America. (He writes in general terms and doesn't give any sources or references.) They left for religious freedom and had been through several hundred years of turmoil. "They landed on the Delaware River above where Wilmington now stands, between the years 1710 and 1720. Many of them remained here while others settled on the Brandywine River in Pennsylvania." The Scotch-Irish families are described as farmers by trade and Presbyterian. They were drawn to PA for the rich land and religious freedoms. Further described as firm, tenacious, resolute and ready to fight because of their hard times in Scotland and Ireland. Again, the writer gives no other information about the Black's beginnings in Edinburgh or Londonderry. The Immigrant, Alexander Black, was born aboard the ship that sailed to America according to an interview with Major George Black (included in the book). He is next heard from when he buys property on the Cowpasture River, VA in 1746. "It appears almost certain that he came into VA from PA with other Scotch-Irish who settled in VA at that time, and that his parents died in PA as no trace of them is found in the Augusta County Records." His wife was unknown, he qualified as a Foot Soldier in 1752and he died in 1764. His children were; William, Alexander, Rachel, Mary, Nancy and Elizabeth (Peggy). The majority of the book gives the descendency of the Immigrant's children. (Am using the author's spelling, including typos.)

1) William (abt. 1734 VA - Feb 14, 1811 KY) m. Sarah Hickling. Children, all born in Augusta Co., VA, listed below.
2) Alexander (1752 VA - April 18, 1827 KY) m. Agnes "Nancy" Kinkead(1766-1818). No offspring
3) Rachel m. Mr. Givings. Children; Samuel, Alexander, William, James& George
4) Mary m. Mr. Miller. Children; Robert, George, Sarah & Mary
5) Nancy m. Mr. McClung. Children; Charles, John & Elizabeth
6) Elizabeth "Peggy" m. Thomas Phemster/Femster

Children of Peggy, Rachel, Mary OR Nancy were; Rachel & Jane

William & Sarah's Children

1) Alexander (10/14/1765-6/16/1854) m. Jane Crockett (1770-1849).Children; Martha, William, James, Alexander, Sarah, John, Samuel C. &Harrison M.
2) Margaret (3/4/1768-?) m. John McCreary. Children' Elijah & George
3) Ginney (10/4/1772-?) m. Mr. Peebles. Children; William B.
4) Major George (7/8/1775-9/24/1859) m. Elizabeth Miller (5/4/1774-2/14/1831). Children; Miller, Alexander, Andrew (Brenda's ancestor), Albert, daughter, daughter, daughter.
5) William (11/3/1780-bef. 1827)
6) Rachel (2/3/1782-?) m. John Barnes. Children; Alexander & a daughter
7) Robert (7/14/1786-12/6/1828) m. Eleanor Wilson. Children; Margaret, America, Alexander, Asa Miller & John Wilson
8) Nancy (12/1/1789-1858) m. Robert Patton. (Robert's sister was Elizabeth, Davey Crockett's 2nd wife). Moved to TX. Children; Andrew Black, William Black, & Sarah W. Black

Rest of the book contains interviews, wills, letters, extracts, Index, etc. End

Augusta Co, VA Search for Wm. Black ???? Wife - Mary ??? Page 206.--15th September, 1801. Receipt to William Black, executor of Samuel Black, by the legatees, viz: John Black, Mathew Alexander and wife Jane, Samuel Price and wife Margaret, William Black and wife Mary, William Black, Jr.; Martha Black, Samuel Black, Nancy Black, James Black. Page 86.--16th August, 1765. William Black and Sarah ( ) to Alex. Black,£40, 125 acres in Forks of Cowpasture River; corner to land in possession of said William Black; corner James Knox. Delivered: Alex. Black, 17th May, 1792. Page 455.--22d March, 1770. Thomas Hicklen, Sr., to Thomas Hicklin, Jr.,£100, 131 acres on Newfound Creek of the Cowpasture and now known by the name of the Bullpasture, part of 348 acres patented to Andrew Lewis, 1stJune, 1750, and conveyed by him to Thomas, Sr.; corner land formerly in possession of John Wilson; corner land in possession of Samuel Givens. Teste: John Carlile, Robert ( ) Carlile, William Black. 212FEBRUARY 15, 1780. (183) John Kinkead allowed certificate for 50 acres for services as a soldier in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers. Major Andrew Lockridge, guardian of orphan of Robert Graham, deceased, is allowed certificate for land for Graham's services as a soldier in Capt. Preston's Company, 1758. (183) Following allowed certificates for land for military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758. Wm. Kinkead, Thomas Kinkead, John Montgomery, of Capt. Lewis's Company, Boquet's Expedition, 1764.

BOOK BLACK, Howard Clifton. William Black and His Descendants: A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Black of Augusta County, Virginia and Later of Clark County, Kentucky. (1973). 143pp. CS/71/B636/1973 THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Book by Hughes, Raymond Finley, 1938- is located in Historical Society Library Stacks, University of Wisconsin Madison;

Database: Revolutionary War Service Records, 1775-83 BLACK WILLIAM CORPL 29, BLACK WILLIAM CORPORAL 29, BLACKWILLIAM PRIVATE 132, BLACK WILLIAM PRIVT 112 Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army, B, Fifteenth Virginia, page 132 William Black (Va). Ensign 9th Virginia, 14th February, 1776

Came over on this boat? Jenny Date: 10 April 1775(Departure) Departing: Hull, Yorkshire Arriving: Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia Revolutionary War Pension Records Index Sarah, 3:92, 3:93 William, 3:92, 3:93, 3:94 Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army, B, Fifteenth Virginia, page 132 William Black (Va). Ensign 9th Virginia, 14th February, 1776

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Volume I AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XI. (cont.) NOVEMBER 20, 1764. Wm. BLACK qualified administrator of father, Alexr Black. NOVEMBER 19, 1767. Wm. BLACK appointed surveyor of highway, vice John Black. NOVEMBER 20, 1767. Witnesses: Wm. Brown, Walter Davis, Wm. BLACK NOVEMBER 21, 1767. Jurors: Wm. BLACK NOVEMBER 17, 1774 Road overseer: Leonard Bell, from Mathew's store in the Calf Pasture to his house, to work with tithables from Wm. Black's to Jos. May's on Calf Pasture. NOVEMBER 20, 1776 William Black and others to view a road from William Wilson's leading to the road that goes down to the Bull Pasture. AUGUST 19, 1778 David Frame appointed road surveyor from his house to William BLACK's, also from Widow Lewis's to Col. Mathews' plantation in Calf Pasture. John Peebles appointed road surveyor from his house to John Redman's, with tithables from James Montgomery's to Lofty Pullin's. Joseph GWINN from John redman's to top of the Calf Pasture Mountain. William LOCKRIDGE from top of the Calf Pasture Mountain to the road leading from Staunton to Warm Springs. FEBRUARY 15, 1780 Following allowed certificates for land for military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin, Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William BLACK, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758. Wm. Kinkead, Thomas Kinkead, John Montgomery, of Capt. Lewis's Company, Boquet's Expedition, 1764. MAY 17, 1780 (231) John Kinkead appointed road surveyor from Wm. BLACK's to Joseph Givin's. OCTOBER 19, 1784 William BLACK appointed road surveyor from James Bell's to John Coulter's, vice Samuel Black, deceased, and to work with tithables on South side of the road including James Bell's and James Best's to James Brent's on Back Creek.

1781 or 1782. To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County, the petition of the sundry inhabitants in the bounds of Captain Long's Company of Militia humbly showeth: That your petitioners, while headed by Captain Christian, and since headed by Captain Long, then enjoyed the greatest tranquility, but now likely to he clouded by the loss of so noble an officer by a mere delusion. The most of us can, and will (if called upon), undertake to declare on oath that Captain Long behaved himself at the Battles of Hot Water and Jamestown as a good soldier and a noble officer. As to his conduct at York we cannot pretend to say farther than from the most authentic accounts that we could collect he had not that fair play that a true citizen ought to have had. From which motives induces us to believe, and truly hope, your worships will, when you come to look at the affair, reinstate him in his post, that we may continue our old rank, as we have ever been faithful subjects, contributed every thing in our power for the benefit of the States, turned out cheerfully our quota of men on every occasion. Therefore, as your worships is the only door we are to go through to justice, humbly hope you will recommend him to his Excellency, the Governor, which will prevent us from falling from our old rank, to wit, the second in the Battalion to the youngest, and your petitioners shall, as in Duty bound ever pray, &c &c. (Signed) Jas. Davis, John Christian, Jr., Rich'd Shires, Saml. Blackwood, John Brooks. Jr., Robert Scott, Samuel Brooks, John Black, William BLACK, Joseph Bell, Ensign; Thomas Rutledge, Gill. Christian, James Bert, Gilbert

Cornelius Adair deposes on the premises, 19th December, 1801: About 30 years ago he was shown the stumps, &c., by father of the complainant, Robert, who told him they were the corner of Patton's land (now Swisher's). Joseph Coalter deposes, same time and place: Some time ago he was informed by a certain Mary Donnally, then an old woman, now deceased, who had lived in Patton's family, that said Patton had at first made a large survey, perhaps about 1,700 acres. William BLACK deposes, same time and place: That a considerable time ago his brother, Samuel BLACK, showed him the corner. Deponent is now about 62 years old, and has known the corner since he can remember, and it was a corner on the Manor line and his father's tract. The area that became Augusta County was settled primarily by the Scotch-Irish in the early 1730s. Formed from Orange County, Augusta officially became a county in 1738. The primary religion of the area was Presbyterian and the early settlers lost no time in forming the Triple Forks of the Shenandoah Congregation. The Tinkling Spring Meeting House, the simple log structure shown at the right, was the first Presbyterian church in the Shenandoah Valley.

Early Settlements, Clark County KY

Rev. Jos. P. Howe I left home on Monday, the 11th of October 1813 & rode 23 miles to old Mr. Graham's. Tuesday, the 12th passed thro Lexington to old Mr. Black's- 16 miles - & lodged, being about Evening. Wednesday, 13th, passed on thro Versailles to a Mr. Gay's, Beaver Creek, intersecting the Delaney road, 28 miles.

  1. Descendants of John Cooper. (Family Tree Maker)

    Donald E. Collins
    181 Turkey Lane
    Bailey, CO 80421-2073
    United States

  2. Lyman Chalkley. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia. Commentary on this book !
    Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia
    Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800
    by Lyman Chalkley

  3. Raymond Finley Hughes and Howard Clift Black. William Black and his Descendents A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Black of Augusta County, VA and la. (Unpublished. Copyrighted 1973 by Hughes).
  4. 1790 and 1800 VA Federal Censuses, Reconstructed from Tax Lists.
  5. D. Collins.
  6. County Formation Maps.
  7. Oren Frederic Morton. A History of Highland County, Virginia. (1911, Digitized by Google 2008).
  8. Rev. Joseph P. Howe. Howe, Rev. Joseph P. Howe Records in KY. (Montgomery Co., KY).

    Rev. Joseph P. Howe, Howe, Rev. Joseph P. Howe Records in KY, (Montgomery Co., KY), "Electronic."
    The Rev. Joseph P. Howe came from North Carolina in 1794, and was ordained July 29, 1795, over Little Mountain (Mt. Sterling) and Springfield. He was a good man, and took a conspicuous part in the Great Revival. Although he was a tedious and wearisome as a preacher, he excelled in exhortation, and prayed and sang well. In this way he led the meetings to great advantage. There is a diversity of gifts, but the same Spirit. At his death in 1830, he bequeathed the sum of two hundred and sixty-seven dollars to Centre College.

  9. GenForum