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Image for Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: A Contribution to the History and Genealogy of Colonial Families of Rockingham County, Virginia. Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County, Virginia, and Their Descendants, of the Family of Harrison and Allied Lines

Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: A Contribution to the History and Genealogy of Colonial Families of Rockingham County, Virginia. Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County, Virginia, and Their Descendants, of the Family of Harrison and Allied Lines

By: J. Houston Harrison

Price: $51.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: H1975


The title of this work is taken from a poem describing the old Valley Turnpike, which cuts through the Shenandoah Valley. The pioneers followed it as an old Indian trail. According to tradition, it was first merely a beaten path of the buffalo. The author starts by sketching a general overview of the beginnings of the Valley settlements, focusing primarily on that part of Augusta County that was later formed into Rockingham. An account of the origin of many of the early ... View more info

Image for Augusta County [Virginia] Road Orders, 1745-1769. Published With Permission from the Virginia Transportation Research Council (A Cooperative Organization Sponsored Jointly by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia)

Augusta County [Virginia] Road Orders, 1745-1769. Published With Permission from the Virginia Transportation Research Council (A Cooperative Organization Sponsored Jointly by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia)

By: Virginia Genealogical Society

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: V3668


The establishment and maintenance of public roads were among the most important functions of the county court during the colonial period in Virginia. Each road was opened and maintained by an overseer (or surveyor) of the highways, who was appointed each year by the Gentlemen Justices. The overseer was usually assigned all the able-bodied men (the “Labouring Male Tithables”) living on or near the road. These laborers then furnished their own tools, wagons, and teams ... View more info