Petition to Form New County

Legislative Petition, Augusta County 1776-1783, Box A, Virginia Archives, Richmond, Virginia.  The document in the Virginia Archives is a handwritten copy of the original petition.  We are informed that the old part of Augusta are Petitioning to have the same Divided into Smallor Counties for the Conveniencey of the People:  We your Petitioners - Humbly pray we may not be join'd
to any County that lies to the East of the Allegania Mountains, nor Included in any County on the Wasters of James River or the
South branch of Powtomack, nor Mononglia County, for we flatter ourselves we are able to Build & Support all Publick buildings
necessary for a County town -- Therefore we your Petitioners - humbly request your Honourable House would take their Case under your Consideration & Grant them a New County including the Tiger's Valley Settlement & the Settlement on the Westfork of
the Monongalia and also Buckhannan's Creek Settlement, which will greatly ease your Petitioners and Very as in duty shall
ever Pray --
Remember most people could not read or write their name.
Wm. Westfall
WM. Currants
John Casaday Wm. Casaday
George Weftfall Henry Doleya
Peter Casaday Jr. James Weftall
David Casaday Wm. Blair
Readen Blunt Fracis Riffle
Allexa. Macfield John Crouch
Jacob Weftfall SEn. Peter Casaday, Ser.
George Shaver Jacob Shaver
Peter Shaver Daniel McClane
Alexan. McClane John McClane
Wm. White Daniel Weftfall
Nicholas Smith Peter King
John White Jacob Stalnaker Sr.
Vallentine Stalnaker Jacob Stalnaker Jr.
Benja. Wilson Joel Weftfall
Cornelus King Solomon Ryan
Edward Skidmore Francis Trader
Mathew Lambert Henry Pedro
Jacob Woolf Jonathan Smith
Anthony Sadusca Anthony Smith
Thos. Lovet Thos. Philips
Wm. Lovet Peter Dodson
Benja. Cutright Michal Ausner
Thos. Ausner John Lambert
John Lambert Jr. John Yeohem
Francis Wire Aron Richardson
Nichols Wools Sen Nichols Wools JR
James Simms Jacob Springstone
Andrew Crouch Daniel Simmerman
Thomas Price Jacob Weftfall Jr
Jacob Everman Jr. Samuel Eversman
Jacob Everman Sen.
William Clever Sen.
Joshua Cleaver Benja. Cleaver
Daniel Booth Jefse Hamilton
Mofes Thomson Anthony Huston
Thos. Skidmore Andrew Skidmore
John Hunter Elias Barker
Wm. Gibfon Aron Vanscoyk
David Mathews Benja. Johes
James Booth Enoch James
Saml. Merifield Edward Cuningham
Phillip Coone Wm. Tucker
Thos. Cunningham Thos. Merifield
John Tucker Jonathan Boyer
Henery Tucker Nathan Tuicker
Nathand Cochran John Merifield
George Tucker John Tucker Jr.
James Currant Saml. Tucker
Wm. Williams Wm. Tucker Jr.
Henery Snidor Richard Merifield
Jofeph Koon Thos. Hellen
Coonrod Koon James Tucker
John Crofs Anthony Coon
Nicholo. Capenter Wm. Childers
Obediah Davison Nathaniel Davison
Hezekiah Davison Joseiah Davison
Thos. Barkley Daniel Davison
Jofeph Heaflings John Wollf
John Nutter Jofeph Gregory
Samuel Cotral Thos. Reed
John Reed Adam OBrian
Christopher Hanaman Hezekiah Stone
Aaron Smith Benja. Shin
Wm. Crundey John Grundey
Charls Burkein Jofeph Wilkeson
Saml Wilkeson John Thomas
John Owens Sen. John Owens Jr.
John Murphey Denis Murphey
Gilbert Husteg
Mofes Husteg
John Goodan John Wickwire
Alpheus Wickwire Amefiah Davison
John Rife John Merrit
Levi Duglas Charls Persons Sr.
Charls Persons Jr. Wm. Thomas
Henry Thomas Christopher Baker
Sotha Hickman Wm. More
Mathew Nutter Saml. Board
Jonah Webb Thos. Webb
Benj. Webb Thos. Nutter
Christopher Nutter Wm. Taylor
`Wm. Louther Robert Parks
Coonrod Richards Jofeph Woolf
Daniel Cane
John Cane
rnold Richadrs Isaac Richards
Charls Washburn Isaac Washburn
Steven Washburn James Washburn
Robert Louther Joel Louther
Richard Ratliff Charls Ratcliff
Joshua Allen Wm. Roberson
John Powers Daniel Stout
Jonathan Lambert Job Stout
Wm. Murphey Thos. Shin
John McDonald Thos Herbert
Abraham Reece Barns Allen
James Owens David Edward
John Husteg Archebol McCenney
James McCenney John Stackhour
Isaac Stackhouse Benja. Couplan
Gabriel Wilkeson John Watts
William Pettyjohn William Pettyjohn Jr.
Amos Pettyjohn John Pettyjohn
Major Powers Edmon Freeman
John Hacker Wm. Marten
Wm. Marten Jr.
Abraham Sandres
Samuel Blair Richard Skidmor
William Powers
This is for all of you that haven't seem this petition, which later help
form Harrison co. VA.