Greenbrier County, WV
In 1782, a list of surveys made for the "Green Bryer Company" was filed in Augusta County, by Thomas Lewis, and was quoted by J. T. McAllister, in an article published in the Va. Magazine of History, 1911. In 1938, the Rockingham Co., Historical Society published an Abstract of Land Grant Surveys recorded by Thomas Lewis, Surveyor of Augusta County, and his seven assistants, among whom was included his brother, Andrew Lewis. The surveys which can be identified from these abstracts as being in Greenbrier have been combined with the McAllister List and are shown below.
1750 November 22nd, Felty Yockham, 480 acres
1751, April 10th, Patrick Davis, 140 acres; Samuel Howard (Lem), 950 acres (A note on the paper says of the last, "Now in dispute between the heirs of Shas. Lewis and Mr. Boyer, 1782")
April 13th, 1751 - Thomas Lewis, 1000 acres.
April 16th, 1751 - John Madison, 750 acres; Andrew Lewis, 1200 acres, between Indian Creek and Greenbrier.
April 17th, 1751 - Edward McMullen, 335 acres.
April 19th, 1751 - Company (John Robinson), near Edw. McMullen, 182 acres.
April 20th, 1751 - Company, on the river, 90 acres; Alexander Wright, 385.
April 22nd, Frederick See, 480 acres.
April 23rd, 1751 - John Robinson, 385 acres.
April 24th, 1751 - Mathias Yockham, 330 acres. ("Note - This name is spelt by subsequent writers "Yolkcom"); Company, W. side Muddy Creek, joining F. Yockham, 130 acres; John Robinson, "eight different tracts" part of 100,000 acres; Peter Hanger, 150 acres, on Muddy Creek.
April 25th, 1751 - John Keeney, 40 acres; Keeney 375 acres; Malr Hanger (R.M.), 150 acres.
April 27th, 1751 - John Robinson, "eight different tracts, part of 100,000 acres."
April 29th, 1751 - John Robinson, "nine different tracts, part of 100,000 acres."
April 30th. 1751 - Andrew Lewis, 1740 acres, adjoining Robinson acres.
April 29th, 1751 - Company, now Jas. (?) Williams, 210 acres.
April 30th, 1751 - George Wever, now William Frogs, 450 acres.
May 1st, 1751 - George See, joining Arch'd Clendenning, 360 acres. Arch'd Clendenning, 360 acres. John Robinson, 810 acres.
May 1st, 1751 - Wm. Wright, 330 acres.
May 2nd, 1751 - John Robinson (Company), W. side Wright's, Jas. (?) Lockharts, 270 acres; Company, now Arbuckles, Assee. of Roger North, 400 acres; Company, now Wm. Longs, 200 acres.
May 3rd, 1751 - Joseph England (now the Com-pany or Blackburn), 300 acres; Abrham Ears, now P. Anderson (R.M.), 285 acres.
Oct. 1st, 1751 - Andrew Lewis, 480 acres, both sides of Greenbrier, adjoining John Robinson.
Oct. 4th, 1751 - John Stafall Mirs, now Renicks, 215 acres.
Oct. 5th, 1751 - Company, Spring Lick Creek, 185 acres.
Oct. 6th, 1751 - Comp'y, Spring L. C, now William McClenishan, 188 acres.
Oct. 11th. 1751 - Wm. Rennick, 215 acres.
Oct. 12th, 1751 - Comp'y, now Co. Lewis on Great Sinking Creek, 290 acres; Company, near E. Head Little Sinking Creek (Donnelly), 300 acres; Do. Joining, 265 acres.
Oct. 13th, 1751 - Company, Madison's Camp, 500 acres.
Oct. 16th, 1751 - Wm. Hambleton, 323 acres; Company, now John Stewart's, 232 acres; Company, Horney Block, 323 acres; Company, at Camping Spring, 220 acres.
Oct. 21st, 1751 - John See, now Days at Deep Spring, 250 acres; Andrew Lewis, Fall-ing Springs, 500 acres.
Oct. 22nd, 1751 - James Ewing, 370 acres; Com-pany, at Locust Bottom, 370 acres; George Kennedy, transferred to John Dickinson, 312 acres; William Hopkins, now P. Andersons, 448 acres.
Oct. 24th, 1751 - William Hopkins, 600 acres; John Hopkins, 150 acres.
Oct. 25th, 1751 - James Ward, 150 acres; Wm. Gregg, 300 acres; Samuel Correll, adj. Samuel Hemphill, 250 acres; Felix Gilbert, (part of John Robinson. 100,000), 250 acres adj. Wm. Grags; Thomas Berry, now Fels' (R) Gelbards dis'd, by Clark, 250 acres.
Oct. 26th, 1751 - Erwalker Johnston, 200 acres; Thomas Cample, 320 acres; Archibald Hopkins, 260 acres; Samuel Carrell, 250 acres.
Oct. 28th, 1751 - John Trotter, now Erwalker Johnston, 300 acres.
1752, April 9th, John Brown, 270 acres; & 550 acres, Ewings Creek.
April 27th, 1752 - John Robinson, 420 acres; James Ewing, sold to John McClenishan, 480 acres; Thomas Dove, 240 acres; John Lewis, now John Rush (Bush?), 325 acres; Nap Gregory, now John Poage, 420 acres.
April 28th, 1752 - Wm. Moore, 450 acres; Thomas Meek, 317 acres; Moses Moore, 210 acres.
April 29th, 1752 - John Brown, 270 acres; John Brown (William Sharp, Intruder), 350 acres.
May 3rd, 1752 - John Robinson, 285 acres.
Nov. 1, 1752 - Frederick Hanger, 600 acres; Philip Rambaugh, 212 acres.
1754, Dec. 10th, Andrew Lewis, 175 acres.
1769, April 10th, Mathew Braken, 130 acres.
April 19th, 1769 - Moses Moore, 44 acres.
April 20th, 1769 - John Lewis, 66 acres.
April 21st, 1769 - William Sharp, 355 acres.
April 22nd, 1769 - Wm. Lewis, 540 acres.
April 25th, 1769 - Chas. Hannison, (Kennison?), 205 acres.
April 26th, 1769 - Thos. Raferty, 270 acres; Nathaniel Day, 300 acres.
April 29th, 1769 - Wm. Renicks, 156 acres.
April ? , 1769 - Wm. Man, 485 acres.
May ?, 1769 - Hugh Galaspy, 230 acres.
May 1st, 1769 - Joel Fletcher, 115 acres.
May 2nd, 1769 - John Robinson, 390 acres.
May 3rd, 1769 - Charles Lewis, 580 acres.
May 4th, 1769 - Lawrence Murphy, 115 acres; James McCoy, 100 acres; John McCoy, 70 acres; Wm. McCoy, 160 acres.
May 5th, 1769 - Hugh Johnson, 162 acres; Thos. Williams, 105 acres.
May 8th, 1769 - Andrew Crocket, 363 acres; Wm. Kenny, 200 acres.
May 9th, 1769 - Wm. Man, 485 acres.
May 10th, 1769 - Joseph Williams, 105 acres; Robert Nox, 95 acres; James Nox, 105 acres; Mathew Braken, 130 acres.
By way of comment on the above list, McAllister adds, "... in 1763, said Frederick See and Felty Yolcom were killed at their homes by the Indians, and their families made prisoners. They were then living on Muddy Creek. This same party of Indians (sixty in number) then came on to Archibald Clendenning (2 miles west of Lewisburg) and killed him and either killed or captured his family and others living with him, Conrad Yolcom being the only one who escaped from Clendennings."
Those familiar with the Greenbrier area will identify the location of a number of the surveys. For example, the Clendenin family were living at the time of the massacre, in a cabin near the present brick house of E. M. Johnson, "Shawnee Farm", and the George See survey lay to the north. It was acquired by Arch. Clendenin prior to his death, and became the homestead of his widow and her second husband John Rodgers. A portion of this survey has come down through inheritance and is still owned by her descendants. [Source: "The Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society", vol. 1, #1; August 1963]
Hicks Land Grants
Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James. -- 17 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. On the left-hand fork of Pocatalico Creek. Grants 38, page 50.
Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James -- 20 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. Beginning on the waters of a large Creek emptying into the Little Kanawha about 37 miles from its mouth.
Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James -- 20 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. On the dividing ridge between the waters of the Little and Great Kanawha. Grants 38, page 44.
Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James -- 20 Nov. 1797
-- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. On both sides of the dividing ridge between the waters of Little and Great Kanawha.
Grants 38, page 48.
[Donated by Kim Torp]
Joseph Skaggs & Richard Hicks
Land Deed - dated 6th February 1818
Joseph Skaggs & Richard Hicks - 148 acres Greenbrier
To all to whom these present shall cover, greeting: Know ye that in conformity with a _____ made on the 3rd day of April 1816, by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 5288 if ___ the 2nd of November 1814.
There is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Joseph Skaggs & Richard Hicks,
a certain tract in parcel of land containing 148 acres, Situate in the county of Greenbrier, by big Laurel Creek
a branch of New River, near the foot of Gurity? Mountain where the Old Kanawha road crosses the mountain, adjoining
their own land, and bounded as follow __ to wit: Beginning at a white oak and on the top of the Clif__ of a branch
near a fence and ___ , ___ to their _on land __ with the same, S. 78, W. 70 poles to a white oak on a ridge near
a drain, N. 70, W 26 poles to a white oak in a ridge by our old pastures thence leaving the same, S.6, W. 100 poles
crossing said creek below the m__sk of a branch to three white oaks in a ridge near a small drain, S. 70, W. 27
poles to a white oak and __ on the top of the cliffs of said creek, S. 58, E. 248 poles to a white oak on a flat
ridge near a branch and thence, N. 18 W. 259 poles crossing said creek to the Beginning.
[Donated by Kim Torp]
John Dickerson Littlepage
Preemption Warrant #2180
John Dickerson Littlepage County: Greenbrier
Type #1: Settlement Acreage #1: 400
Type #2: Preemption Acreage #2: 1000
We the Commissioners for the district of Augusta Botetourt & Greenbrier do certify that John Dickenson Littlepage is intitled to Four hundred acres of Land by right of settlement before the first day of January 1778, part of a Survey made for him in the year 1775. Lying in Greenbrier County on a branch of Meadow River, also the preemption of One Thousand acres adjoining Said Settlement, to include the remainder of Said Survey. Given under our hand, this 29th Day of May 1782.
Attest Wm McShee
Jas Lyle ? Clerk Robert Davis
[Transcribed by: Cathy Schultz - Source: http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/nonmilitary/settlements/]
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