Moses Atheron SKAGGS

Male Abt 1733 - 1805  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Moses Atheron SKAGGS 
    Born Abt 1733  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID D30542F07C0243919BDAAE4CBB35431F1D72 
    Died 1805  Green Co. KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 177? Sept. 13. A list of persons sworn to the States in Capt. McCORKLE's Company of Montgomery Co., VA, includes HENRY SCAGGS, son of AARON; James (longman); John (Gourd Head); John, Jr.; John Zachariah; and Moses SCAGGS.

      Another researcher interpreted the preceding list as:
      Sworn of Capt. Daniel Triggs Company: 9th September 1777
      Sept. 13, 1777, includes John Scaggs, Junr.; Archibald Scaggs; Charles Skaggs; John Skaggs (Goard Head); Moses Skaggs; John Hankins [md. Elizabeth "Betsy" Skaggs]; John Skaggs; HENRY SKAGGS (son to AARON); Zachariah Skaggs.
      Sept. 15: Richard Whitt [md. Susannah Skaggs]; James Skaggs (longman). Ruby Altizer Roberts, Cambria, Va., in Virginia Vital Records (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 214-15; actual page images at Family Tree Maker's

      MOSES SKAGGS was among the earliest justices of the peace for Green County, KY, all commissioned previous to the year 1801. --William B. Allen, A History of Kentucky (Louisville: Bradley & Gilbert, 1872), 397; actual page image at

      "Reed and Related Families of Tazewell County, Virginia and McDowell County, West Virginia", by Juanita S Halstead.

      Records in Green County, KY show that Moses Skaggs, a brother to Lydia and Henry, took up land there in the late 1700's. He (Moses) was killed by the Indians, but his wife lived on this land for some time after his demise. A litigation over this estate names his heirs who were brothers and sisters, as well as nieces and nephews. Moses and His wife had no children. It was the file on
      this case which gave us proof of our family connections.

      There was a big court case over dispostion of his property after his death since he had no heirs.

      Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800
      Circuit Court Records, Section "I."
      page 162
      Lewis vs. Draffin--O. S. 202; N. S. 71--Bill, 1809. Involves lands in Albemarle County in Kentucky, and Ohio. Deed dated 7th September, 1805, by Robert Draffin of Albemarle to James Lewis of Albemarle; conveys tract on Pitman's Creek in Green County, part of tract granted to Hervey and Clark (400 acres), cor. MOSES SKEGGS. Recorded in Albemarle, 8th May, 1806. Deed dated 12th May, 1806, by same to Richard Anderson, 722 acres on Ivy Creek in Albemarle. Recorded in Albemarle, 2d June, 1806. Deed dated 7th September, 1787, by John Harvie of Richmond, to Robert Draffin of Albemarle, 2,000 acres on Sinking Creek in Jefferson County, adjoining Henry Hogan. Patent by Jefferson, President of U. S., to James Lewis, assignee of Ro. Draffin, in consideration of military services of William Ware. Thomas Burk, Mosby Childress and James Cooley, all soldiers for three years; William Smith, a drummer for the war; Wormack Blackenship, corporal for three years; Cole Robinson, sergeant for three years, in Virginia line on Continental Establishment, for 1,000 acres between Little Miami and Scioto Rivers. Deed 6th December, 1797, by Robert Draffin of Albemarle to James Lewis of same place; two tracts; 800 acres in Green County, Kentucky, on Pitman's or Sinking Creek, part of 2,000 acres sold by Harvie and Clark to Draffin. Proved at Court of Quarter Sessions in Green County, 20th March, 1798 Deed 6th November, 1799, by same to same, at same place; part of tract patented to Christopher Clark and John Harvie. Recorded in Green County, 23d December, 1799. Deed dated 20th January, 1794, by Robert Draffin to Robert Pattenger of Green County, Kentucky, 320 acres in Green County on Sinking Creek, part of 2,000 acres above. Recorded in Green County, 14th October, 1794. Courses of deeds in Green County, viz: Robert Draffin to MOSES SKAGGS, 216 acres; Robert Draffin to Wm. and Michael Sympson, 302 3/4 acres; Robert Draffin to Wm. Buckner, 370 acres; Robert Draffin to James McColgan, 103 acres; Robert Draffin to Wm. McColgan, 88 acres. (
    Person ID I4563  Master File
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2012 

    Father James SKAGGS,   b. 1700, at sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1769-1798, Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Rachel,   b. Abt 1705, Fincastle, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Montgomery Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1723  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth THOMPSON 
     1. Gideon SKAGGS
     2. Solomon SKAGGS
     3. Freeman SKAGGS
     4. Charles SKAGGS
     5. Moses SKAGGS
    Family ID F3401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart