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From: Corlee Morris <>
Subject: [GERMANNA] Non-genealogy - 1727 Jager/Yager Land Patents in Madison
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 10:14:23 -0700 (PDT)
want to endorse Ginny's comment on Visiting Madison, Madison County, VA.
I know that my soul is bound to the soil and Madison is the oldest soil
in the USA that I have traced my ancestors to. My goal in life is to
visit every spot I can where my ancestors once lived.
Nicholas and Adam Jager/Yager, 1717 emigrants, and their land. I find a
lot of conflicting information about the original patents. I use the
traditional land patent map of the Robinson Valley as the basis of my
understanding. I have tried to translate that on the Virginia Gazetteer
map of Madison County, but that is difficult to do. I would love to actually find the exact pieces of land so day.
first visit to Madison in the mid-1990s I discovered the book, Madison County
Homes, A collection of Pre-Civil War Homes and Family Heritages in the Madison
County Library. On Page 90-91 the book says that that the house that stands is
on a piece of the original 400 acre land "grant” to Nicholas Yager.
I think it was actually Adam Yager's original 100 acre land patent that
passed down to John A. Yager (Blind John) then to J. Hiram Yager, then his
grandsons with William L. Payne getting the house. The house finally
willed to Lemuel Yager Payne. Upon Lemuel's death, his daughter inherited
and put it up for sale in the mid-1990s.
traced the paper trail from the original land patent in 1727 at the
Spotsylvania Court House down to Lemuel Yager Payne at the Madison County
Courthouse. But I just inferred that the paper trail was for the house
pictured on Page 90. I have not survey proof.
Nicholas Jager's original 400 Acres, I have found the Yager Mountain Road and I
have Inferred that is went to the original land patent.
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