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Francis McDONALD1761

Name
Francis McDONALD
Given names
Francis
Surname
McDONALD
Property
Land in Beverley Manor, Augusta Co VA
1760
Note: Francis bought land from Nathaniel Davis in the Beverley Manor - a land development that covered much of Augusta Co VA. The land can be seen in the upper middle part of the partial map of the development shown below.

Eventyes

Note: Francis McDonald was an early settler in the Calfpasture, according to the Annals of Bath County by …
Will 1761 (on the date of death)
Note: Francis McDonald's inventory, Nov 15, 1761. Signed by Samuel Downy, Thos Teate and Thos Brown. Includes some books, shoemaker's tools, tanned leather, white horse, ...
Death 1761
Note: From Chalkey's book, "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in Virginia",
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Property

Francis bought land from Nathaniel Davis in the Beverley Manor - a land development that covered much of Augusta Co VA. The land can be seen in the upper middle part of the partial map of the development shown below.

Event

Francis McDonald was an early settler in the Calfpasture, according to the Annals of Bath County by Oren Morten.

"Acting under an order of council, John Lewis and James Patton surveyed in 1744 a tract nearly 15 miles long but nowhere more than about one and one eighth mile broad.... into 23 lots, the first lying where Goshen now stands and last rather to the north of Deerfield." A list of original settlers and their lots included Lot 8, Francis Donally, 266 acres, $30.02. His nearest neighbors were Samuel Hodge [Lot 10], Robert Gay, Henry Gay and Thomas Weems.

This gives credence to the claim that Francis Donally (McDonald) was married to Sarah Hodge, daughter of Samuel.

Will

Francis McDonald's inventory, Nov 15, 1761. Signed by Samuel Downy, Thos Teate and Thos Brown. Includes some books, shoemaker's tools, tanned leather, white horse, ...

Death

From Chalkey's book, "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in Virginia",

Page 57.--19th July, 1761. Francis Donnally's will--Wife, Sarah (and the child she now bears); six sons, Samuel, Henry, Francis, William, John, James; daughter, Mary. Executors, wife, Wm. Ledgerwood, James Callison. Teste: John Berryhill, David Scott, Alex. McFeeters, Archibald Armstrong. Proved. 18th August, 1761, by McFeeters and Armstrong. Executors qualify, with Thomas Meek and Hugh Martin. Sarah's mark X.

Francis' name must have been McDonald as other records indicate.

Shared note

Hugh Martin

Written and contributed by Harold W. Rarden

Hugh Martin (Martain) migrated to Muhlenberg in 1803 from Clark Co., Kentucky. He had migrated to Kentucky Co., Virginia, to that area that became Fayette Co., Virginia and later Fayette Co., Kentucky, in September 1779. Clark County was taken from Fayette. He had been in the Fayette County Militia in the Revolution and lived on a preemption on the Kentucky River.

Hugh was born August 27, 1759 in Augusta Co., Virginia, the son of William Martain Sr. and Agness Hodge. William came to America with his father and mother, Hugh and Sarah, in 1742 from Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland, and settled in the Beverley Tract of Orange Co., Virginia, which later became Augusta County. The family was of French Huguenot extraction, being forced from France in the 1500s to Scotland and on to northern Ireland in the 1600s.

Hugh, son of William, married Mary McDonald in Augusta County in 1779 and migrated to Kentucky with his father, four of his brothers, two sisters and members of the McDonald family the same year. Mary was the daughter of Francis and Sarah McDonald of Augusta County. Hugh and Mary Martin had five sons and three daughters, who all married into prominent families in the Muhlenberg area.

The Martins and McDonalds were instrumental in the building of Bryan Station in Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky.

Hugh Martin was a staunch Presbyterian and was an elder at the Old Salem Presbyterian Church in Clark Co., Kentucky, in 1784, and also at the Greenville Presbyterian Church after coming to Muhlenberg.

Mary McDonald Martin died in 1823, and Hugh Martin died on April 31, 1824 in Muhlenberg County. They are buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery which is now in the old Vogue Coal fields, Muhlenberg. Harold Rarden placed a Revolutionary War gravestone on Hugh's grave in 2006.

Note

Sarah Hodge is likely Henry's mother based on the will of Sarah's father.

PropertyDeed to Land in Beverley Manor from Augusta VA
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PropertyMap of Southwest part of Beverley Manor SettlersMap of Southwest part of Beverley Manor Settlers
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WillFrancis McDonald Probate From Augusta Co Courthouse
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Media objectSamuel Hodge's Will and Other Documents
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