Virginia – Fincastle County

Gowen Manuscript:

FINCASTLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Fincastle County was created in 1772 with land from Botetourt County, and it was discontinued in 1777. The county was canibalized in 1776. Part of its area was used to organize Montgomery County in that year. It, along with Montgomery County, contributed land to form Washington County in 1776. Kentucky County, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County in 1776. Kentucky County, which embraced the entire state of Kentucky in December 1776, was discontinued in 1780.
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John Gowen, defendant, failed to appear in Fincastle County Court November 3, 1773, and Arthur Campbell, plaintiff was awarded a judgment. The court minutes, read:

“At a court continued and held for Fincastle County, Arthur Campbell, plaintiff vs. John Gowen, defendant: Dismissed. Agreed on attachment. The Defendant failing to appear altho solemnly called, it is ordered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the said Defendant & Samuel Willson, a garnishee, who being duly summoned & failing to appear, the sum of Two Pounds, Ten Shillings due by note with Lawful Interest thereon from the 22nd day of February 1770 til paid and also Two Pounds, One shilling due by account.”

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