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Duncan McFarland

Duncan McFarland

Male 1700 - 1790  (90 years)

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  • Name Duncan McFarland 
    Born 1700  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1718  Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Migration 1742  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1752  Calfpasture River, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court 18 Mar 1753  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Road Clearing May 1753  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Deed Mention 15 Mar 1755  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Exempt from Duty 24 Sep 1760  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indian Attack 1764  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petitioned Road 1767  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Deed 18 March 1767  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land 1768  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court 21 Nov 1768  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Property 15 May 1778  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    (PP) Tax List 1782  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    (PP) Tax List 1783  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    (PP) Tax List 1784  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grant 17 Feb 1784  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    (PP) Tax List 1785  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Tax Records 1786  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aug 1790  Black Creek, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate/Land Sell 20 Feb 1792  Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age 90 years 
    Buried George W. Cleek Cemetery, Warm Springs, Bath County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Person ID P3605  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Family ID F2699  Group Sheet

    Wife Elizabeth Ann Porter
              b. 1705, Ireland? Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1720  Lancaster, Pennsylvania ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F754  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1700 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Immigrated from Ireland to America (Lancaster PA?) around this time. - 1718 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Between 1742-1745 is probably when he moved his family from Philadelphia to Virginia. Might have first landed in Lunenburg County, Virginia - 1742 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - 18 Mar 1753 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRoad Clearing - Duncan, J Lockhart, others in list of tithables named to assist clearing a roadway from John Brown's bridge to the Glebe House (Parish farm house) - May 1753 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed Mention - Duncan, weaver, mentioned in deed of Robert Young of Back Cree. This Back Creek was a tributary of Middle River and ran between the Glebe and Sugar Loan Mountain. R. Young lived at the base of the mountain. - 15 Mar 1755 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsExempt from Duty - Court martial of Duncan McFarland. Conclusion: exempted from Military Service due to old age. SOURCE: "Virginia Colonial Soldiers" by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck 1988 (All men 16 to 60, were expected to serve) - 24 Sep 1760 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsIndian Attack - In History of Highland Co, by Morton, p83 talks of an Indian raid on the home of Wm Wilson (who Duncan later buys land from) @ the mouth of Bolar Run. - 1764 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetitioned Road - A new road was ordered from William Wilson's Mill on Bolar Run. "into the New Layed out Road at the foot of the Bull Pastures and thence into the Branch near Feemsters" Petitioners were Duncan and Alexander McFarland - 1767 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Wm & Barbara Wilson sold D. McFarland, for 30 lbs 100a "on both sides of Jackson River" Probably around the time he migrated from Middle River to Jackson River in present day Bath County. - 18 March 1767 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - AC Land Book Vol. 1, 1786-1799Tax Commissioner, Joseph Bell / Owner Duncan McFarland / Acreage 100 and 119 - 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - John Hamilton appointed road surveyor from Warm Springs Rd to Capt. Dickenson's, & to work with the tithables on Jackson's River, from William Mann's to Duncan McFarland's & tithables on Back Creek - vice John McClenachan. This area becomes Bath Co in 1791 - 21 Nov 1768 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Reference to Duncan's property: Conveyance of property in Beverley Manor, corner of Duncan McFarland, George Peary's line.... (George Peary also lived adjacent to James Lockhart) Source, p. 269 from Neel-Dickson Genealogy. - 15 May 1778 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps(PP) Tax List - Duncan McFarland, 1 tithe, 5 horses, 11 cattle, next to George Bratton (Duncan's son in law), near William Willson, who sold him his land - 1782 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps(PP) Tax List - Duncan McFarland, 1 tithe, 5 horses, 11 cattle - 1783 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps(PP) Tax List - 1 tithe, 5 horses, 11 cattle. On same page is Thomas Neal, husband of his grand-daughter Eleanor. - 1784 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGrant - Duncan McFarland, Grantee; Description: 119 acres on Jacksons River and joining on the south end of said McFarlands house Tract. - 17 Feb 1784 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps(PP) Tax List - Duncan does not appear in tax lists again, but son Alexander now shows up with two tithes, could Duncan now be living with Alexander in his old age? - 1785 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Tax Records - In the land tax records for Augusta Co. for years 1786-1790, Duncan McFarland owned two pieces of property, 100 acres and 119 acres. AC Land Book Vol. 1, 1786-1799 Tax Commissioner, Charles W. Cameron/ Owner Duncan McFarland / Acreage 100 and 119 - 1786 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1790 - Black Creek, Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate/Land Sell - Alex. McFarland of Green Co. TN as POA for Duncan McFarland, is selling to Jacob Cleek, 2 parcels of land that adjoin ea other on Jackson's Rvr, below Wm Givens. Both 100a & 199a parcel sold for 200lbs apiece VA money. - 20 Feb 1792 - Augusta County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - George W. Cleek Cemetery, Warm Springs, Bath County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1444881217] Law Order Books.
      LC Vol I, p 58 & Order Book 1 p 453

    2. [S-1444881217] Law Order Books, LC VII pg 444.

    3. [S-1444881217] Law Order Books, LC 8 Pg. 332.

    4. [S-1444881217] Law Order Books.
      Augusta Order Book 10, p. 478

    5. [S1] Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850.
      Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Book 16-312
      This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.

    6. [S4] Land Office Patents.
      Land Office Grants K, 1783-1784, p. 229 (Reel 51).

    7. [S-1444881216] Deed Book.
      Bath Co Deed Bk 1 p 66-69