I have found evidence that Emanuel Custer, 1779, was among Irish people. I have also found Emanuel Custer, ????, was in VA as evidenced by two original tax records.
Tax Roll - VA - Frederick Co. - Sandy Creek Glades District, 1798; Emanuel Custer lived in the Sandy Creek and Glades district, five slaves,--total valuation l38 pounds, - four horses, 7 cattle, etc.
Tax Roll - VA - Frederick Co. - Sandy Creek Glades District, 1798; Emanuel Custer lived in the Sandy Creek and Glades district, five slaves, 62 pounds.
I have also spotted Paul Custer in Chalkey's records.
"Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish" George Fifers Declaration.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 30 - 49
Custer vs. Miller and Fulk--O. S. 277; N. S. 97--Deed, 26th March, 1812, by Richard Custer and Jenny, his wife, of Rockingham to Daniel Miller, 6 acres consisting of 2-1/2 acres conveyed by John Miller to Paul Custer, and by him to Richard, and 3-1/2 acres of 59 acres patented to Paul 27th August, 1787, and by him conveyed to Richard on Mill Creek in Brock's Gap. Recorded in Rockingham Superior Court, April, 1812. Miller is an Irish name?
Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia - Chalkey, Lyman, V.1:181, V.2 Pgs. 208-9, 415.
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGMENTS AND CAUSES ENDED.
The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: 1745 to 1800 by Lyman Chalkley is really the best starting place for anyone researching ancestors in Augusta County during this time period. This three volume series contains most of the abstracts of court records in Augusta County between those dates.
Scotch Irish in VA, V.II
Scotch, Irish in VA
Custard, Arnold, 441.
Custard, Conrad, 47, 73, 457.
Custard, Jacob, 74, 144.
Custard, Morris, 422.
Custard, Richard, 370.
Custer, Ellen, 363.
Custer, Jenny, 208. ***
Custer, Paul, 209, 415. ***
Custer, Richard ***
"Custer Genealogies" Milo Custer, 1944., Pg. 15, "Paul was born in Germany, who married there an English lady, Lucinda Malone.
PA Vital Records, V.1:544, Aug 1755 - April 1759, Licensed issued Sec. Office.
Marriage to Margaret Malone - April 1756
"The Descendants of Paulus and Gertrude Kusters", Pg. 171, Paul Custard one certain Trace or parcel of Land containing one hundred seventy one Acres lying being in the County of Augusta on Brocks Gap above John Millers Land and bounded as followeth to wit...
The Rockinham Recorder: "First Court Records, V.26:26:77.