An American Family History


Powell's Fort Valley

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

On September 22, 1735, James Wood surveyed a 6,460 acre tract located in Powell's Fort. This tract was a part of the 100,000 acre patent from the Govenor and Council of the Colony of Virginia that was issued to Jost Hite, Robert MacKay, William Duff, and Robert Green.

George Washington surveyed the Fort Valley for Lord Fairfax in 1748 or 1749.


Some Early Settlers


Passage Creek, Shenandoah County, Virginia is a tributary of the North Fork of the Shenandoah.

Basie, Edmund    
Burner, Jacob    
Clem, Michael   Klemm
Clem, Teter    
Croiser, Christopher    
Cron, Fergus    
Dealbeck, Abraham    
Denton John, Jr. 1766- 182 acres on Passage Creek  
Denton, John, Sr.   married Sarah Odell
Denton, Jonathan    
Dilley, John    
Eagle, Timothy    
Galladay, Jacob    
Gray, Robert   sold to William Whitson in 1755
Hestant, Henry purchased 400 acres in 1756  
Hornsby, Leonard   sold to Elijah Odell
Keller, George   doctor
McCartney, Darby   sold to Joe Combs in 1763
McFall, Francis    
McInturff, Frederick    
McInturff, George    
McInturff, John    
Morgan, Simon    
Morrell, John    
Munch, Phillip    
Odell, Caleb 380 acres on Passage Creek in 1766 moved to Washington County, Tennessee
Odell, Samuel settled in 1744  
Parkeston, John    
Reed, John    
Ridenour, George    
Scott, Robert    
Sisk, Thomas    
Smith, Heinrich 237 acres on Passage Creek  
Tear, Peter    
Walters, Henry    
Weaver, George    
Whitson, William    
Wood, William 100 acres in 1766  










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