Person:William Lauderdale (6)

William Lauderdale
b.Abt. 1711
m. Bef. 1709
  1. James Lauderdale, of Looney's Mill CreekAbt 1709 - Bef 1796
  2. William LauderdaleAbt 1711 -
  3. John LauderdaleAbt 1713 - 1800
m. WFT Est 1731-1735
  1. Joseph Lauderdale1731-1745 -
  2. Elizabeth Lauderdale1731-1745 -
  3. Robert Lauderdale1731-1745 -
  4. John LauderdaleEst 1745-1760 - 1819
  5. James Lauderdale1731-1745 -
Facts and Events
Name William Lauderdale
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1711
Marriage WFT Est 1731-1735 to Jane Unknown

William Lauderdale was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of William Lauderdale in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - AUGUST, 1764 (B). - Looney vs. Looney.--11th May, 1764. John Smith's deposition. He was present when the proposals were made that Robert Looney and wife desired to have confirmed. Some time after Colonel Buchanan was sent for to draw the articles, and Buchanan's statements are punctually true. The articles were lodged with deponent. Shortly afterwards defendant and wife made a demand of Peter Looney (now deceased) and David Looney of the house and land. Peter Looney immediately answered (which David agreed to), "choose the spot for the house and it shall be built, and show the land, and Colonel Buchanan and Colonel Smith shall lay it off." They insisted to have land over the creek, but Peter and David refused because it was contrary to the agreement. Then Robert and wife made a second demand of David Looney. The old woman said she chose to have the land in the orchard, which he agreed to, and further said if they chose to have the house where his barn stood, he would remove the barn. The widow Looney sent off for cattle to winter in consequence of the bargain. The first winter after the bargain David Looney wintered Robert Looney's cattle, and deponent several times saw David drawing firewood to the said Robert, and he saw widow Looney send a hand to cut wood for him. Sworn to before William Preston, Isiah Christian, Benjamin Hawkins. William Lawderdeal says that the second winter after the above agreement, Margaret, the relict of Peter Looney, deceased, sent him to Robert Looney to get and drive what cattle fell to her share to winter, according to the agreement. Robert sent one cow. Thomas Ramsey deposes that Robert Looney was intoxicated with liquor when the articles were written, but was perfectly in his senses when they were signed. John Buchanan deposes plaintiffs are Peter and David Looney, defendants are Robert Looney and John Bowyer. There were proposals between defendants and plaintiffs about the making over his land to them, which bargain was afterwards concluded and deponent was sent for to draw the articles. Both parties repeated to him all particulars of the agreement, which he wrote down. Defendant Robert was drinking spirituous liquors too freely so that he lay down to sleep before writing was concluded. Deponent too(k) the articles home and after some time returned and found Robert awake and in his perfect senses. All executed. Part of the land belonged at that time to Absalom Looney. Deponent mentioned this to Robert, who said that Absalom had ordered his land to be sold, that he would buy it and throw it in with his other land and make it over to plaintiffs. Robert told deponent on Absalom's return from Carolina that he had paid Absalom £10 and he was well pleased with what Robert had done. The agreement was that the plaintiffs were to lay off five acres for defendant anywhere he chose on the premises, a certain rent to be paid yearly.

Information on William Lauderdale

From Lauderdale Website:

11 May 1764: According to the deposition of William Lauderdale, "Margaret Looney, relict of Peter Looney" had him get and drive some cattle that "fell to her share in an agreement with Robert Looney".

He served as a "Spy PVT VA" during the Revolutionary War.[7]

11 Feb 1780: William Leatherdale Junior was given a bounty warrant for 50 acres for service in Capt. Bullet's Company of Regulars, Old VA Regmt under Col. Byrd.[8] Kegley claimed that William also served during the French and Indian War.[9]

William's wife was apparently named Jane.

15 Mar 1782: William was paid £1.7.6. for 11 days of pasturage for 10 "beeves".[10]

29 Aug 1789: He was deeded 202 acres on Looney Creek by [father] James Lauderdale.[11]

At about the same time or shortly thereafter, James Lauderdale deeded William a second parcel, this time 146 acres on Looney Creek.[12]

7 Jan 1792: William sold 202 acres on Looney Creek to Abraham Cox. This would certainly accord with Kirk's claim that William migrated to southeastern Tennessee c. 1792, where his "namesake son" was recorded in the 1820 Census.[13]

Although Kirk claims that William died c. 1833, Allen claims he died before 25 Jun 1828 when Joseph Lauderdale sold his interest in land on Mountain Creek, Hamilton County, TN.[14] But was the William Lauderdale who died in Hamilton County actually the son of William, i.e. William Junior?

Children of William Lauderdale:

Joseph Lauderdale
Elizabeth Lauderdale
Robert Lauderdale
John Lauderdale ( - 1819; m. Polly Hannah Cowen 26 Oct 1809)
James H. Lauderdale (m. Nancy _______)

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