Botetourt County, Virginia Court Orders, 1770-1771. Karen Wagner Treacy.
A transformation was taking place in the western counties of Virginia, as thousands of settlers moved into and through the area in search of new lands. Botetourt's position along the major routes south and west was a central focal point of this migration. The author has examined and transcribed the first court order book for the county, which includes the initial sttlers at the time of the county's creation as well as those who had settled pre-emptively during earlier years. Numerous litigations, especially for debt, are recorded in this first year of the order book. 10½x 8½, iV, 426 pages