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Looking for info on McClaugherty->Schumate house/property auction in 1854
Posted by: Steven McClaugherty (ID *****6721) Date: June 21, 2011 at 07:49:56
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Does anyone know approximately where this house could potentially be that was later sold the Shumate family? This information said the house was featured in the book "Old Virginia Houses, the Mountain Empire" by Emmie Ferguson Farrar and Emilee Hines. Says the house is still in the Schumate family today.

Found the book online through for $75.00 - but just want to confirm or try to see where the approximation of the house may be in the area.

James McClaugherty ll, son of James and Agnes (McGarre) McClaugherty, was born in 1780 in Ireland. He grew up to be a powerful man of 6', 6" height. On August 5, 1802 he married Sarah (Sally) Mullins, (b. 1782 - d. Jan 8, 1859),daughter of John and Sarah (Ballard) Mullins. James acquired land near Glen Lyn, Virgina in Nov. 1816 and built a log house near New River which the family occupied until 1836 when a new house was built of 30,000 hand-made bricks which were made on the farm using slave labor. The house is in use today, and is featured in the book "Old Virginia Houses, the Mountain Empire" by Emmie Ferguson Farrar and Emilee Hines.

James died April 12, 1854, intestate. An inventory was made of his personal property on August 4, 1854 by James Adair, George W. Brown, Parkinson Shumate and George W. Janey. It was presented to the Court by Manelius Chapman, administrator of the estate, on Sept. 11, 1854. This document is recorded in Giles County Will Book 3, pp 309-312. Pages 313 - 318 of Will Book 3 records the sale of James McClaugherty's property on August 5, 1854.

Sale of the home and 489 acres is recorded in Mercer County, West Virginia, Deed Book "A", pp. 211 -212 transferring from the heirs of James McClaugherty to Anderson Shumate who was the highest bidder for the property at $12,231. James and Sarah's daughter, Jane married a Shumate, and the house is in the Shumate family, still in use today.

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