William CANNADAY

Male Abt 1733 - 1801


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  • Name  William CANNADAY 
    Born  Abt 1733 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1801  Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A John Cannaday immigarted to Virginia in 1642, by George Cabell Greer, clerk, Virginia State land Office.
      In the records of Lancaster County, Virginia on 15 Jan 1736 a John Cannaday married a Katherine Heale. From Irish Settlers in America by Michael J. O'brien, also shows a William Cannaday and Margaret Linee 16 Jan 1747. Birth; Ann Cannaday Stafford County Virginia 2 Mar 1753, Catherine Cannaday 3 Dec 1721
      Thought to have come from Buckingham County, Virginia

      Grant to William Cannaday'
      Transcribed by Loyd L. Epperly
      P.O. Box 306
      Madison, VA 22727
      Thomas Jefferson Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all Whom these presents shall come greeting know ye that in consideration of the amount --- --- of fifteen Shilling Sterling paid by William Cannaday into the treasury of the commonwealth there is Granted by the Said commonwealth unto the said William Cannaday a certain tract or parcel of land Containing one hundred
      and Eight acres Lying and being in the County of Henry2 on Riconnet Bag Creek and bounded as follows. Now Beginning at a white Oak on the Said creek Thence new lines North twenty four East Eighty one poles to a red Oak North Forty Six West one hundred ninety four poles to a Chestnut tree South forty six west forty poles to a Hickory North fifty Seven West Seventy two poles to a Spanish Oak South Eighty West thirty Eight poles to a Spanish Oak, South twenty Eight poles to beech in the fork of the creek at the foot of a mountain, Thence along the Said Mountain North fifty three East two hundred poles to a white Oak at the foot of the said mountain, South twenty nine East one hundred and Sixteen poles to Hickory North Seventy East Sixteen poles to the first Station with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to Said William Cannaday, and his Heirs for Ever in Witness is hereof the Said Thomas Jefferson Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Bath hereunto fix his hand and caused the Seal of the Said Commonwealth to be affixed at Williamsburg on the tenth Day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Seventy-nine and of the Commonwealth.1779
      Signed by Thos Jefferson
      1 Grant to William Cannaday from The commonwealth of Virginia dated 10 Nov 1779. From Virginia State Library Microfilm: Land office Grants B 1779--1780 Reel 43, Page 10.

      2 Pitsylvania is inserted above the word Henry. In fact Henry was formerly part of Pitsylvania. This part of Henry now belongs to Franklin Co.

      Property Deed

      The property deed was found in Book 2, page 344 of the Franklin County records. It is written by hand and the script is so small that much of it is unreadable. However, the names, William Cannaday and William Allen are legible as is the date of the transaction. The date was 2 February 1792 and the money was ten pounds (at that time Virginia was the Commonwealth and a Colony of England). The papers were submitted to the Courthouse on 2 April1792 This deed is in the files of Walter Clark Cannaday (copy) This indicates that the Cannaday family was in Frankiin County in the middle 1700s From the information that has been found, they migrated from the middle of Virginia Territory into the Blue Ridge area. The records of Buckingham County were destroyed. but family information indicates that they possibly came from that general area. There is, to my knowledge, no possible way to prove it.
      On page one, Feb. 1786 "An Old Virginia Court" being a transcript of the Records of the First Court of Franklin County, Virginia by Marshall Wingfield< D.D. . It was ordered that William Canady be appointed constable for the county.
    Person ID  I5497  Mosby Childers
    Last Modified  18 Jan 2002 

    Family  Nancy JAMES 
    Children 
    >1. James CANNADAY,   b. Abt 1755, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1817, Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah CANNADAY,   b. Abt 1757
    >3. Misniah CANNADAY,   b. Abt 1759,   d. 1803
     4. John CANNADAY,   b. Abt 1761
    >5. Nancy CANNADAY,   b. Abt 1763
    Family ID  F2421  Group Sheet