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1787 Pendleton portion of Rockingham Land tax list

1787 Pendleton portion of Rockingham Land tax list

Posted: 15 Jul 2008 1:22AM GMT
Classification: Deed
Surnames: Blizzard, Burnes, Dyer, Bushang, Bush, Bennett, Bland, Harmon, Coyle, Castle, Cassel, Clifton, Coonrad, Conrad, Cookhols, Gougols, Carr, Campbell, Cheverant, Cunningham, Davies, Davis, Dyer, Duncle, Dunkle, Dice, Dyer, Wirtmiller, Bookes, Booker, Evick, Friend, Full, Gillespey, Swadley, Gordon, Greg, Gragg, Hoover, Haviner, Hevner, Heavner, Hushare, Hushaw, Hedrick, Johnston, Hammer, Harper, Hincle, Hinkle, Henkle, Harper, Hermon, Hardy, Bland, Wilson, Kiester, Keister, Keplinger, Lough, Moral, Morral, Minnis, Negley, Prope, Propst, Patton, Phenimon, Venimon, Vanemon, Powers, Roleman, Root, Stone, Swadly, Swadley, Smith, Skidmore, Stratton, Shull, Shall, Teeteres, Teter, Vandevender
1787 Rockingham Land Tax list District 6, 7, and 8 [modern day Pendleton County]

The three districts which covered what became the southern 3/4 (roughly) of modern day Pendleton County appear to have been divided according to the three river valleys - 6 was South Fork valley; 7 was South Branch valley; and 8 was the North Fork valley. The names of those who lived in the northern most 1/4 (roughly) of modern day Pendleton County were on the Hardy County Land Tax List for 1787.

The later lists of soon-to-be formed Pendleton County were divided into two halves on the opposite axis of the river valleys - the northern or lower district and the southern or upper district so the lists two years apart from Rockingham's 1787 to Pendleton's 1789 cannot just be 'bumped' against each other for comparison.

* indicates the same information regarding acreage in 1782
[Items in brackets are not in the recording but are spelling variations or illegible or otherwise questionable].

Numbers immediately preceding the names are the districts as explained above. The numbers following the names are the acreage taxed. Multiple older grants may be in one combined acreage.

6 John Blizzard 230a*
6 John Burnes no acreage (partially illegible note indicates that a recent conveyance to Burnes and from him to James Dyer "and there charged")
7 Jacob Bushang [sic] Jr 96a*
7 Michael Bush 95a *
7 Lewis Bush 90a *
8 Joseph Bennett 127a
8 Thomas Bland "Harmon's land" but no acreage

7 Gabriel Coyle 103a* and 12a
7 Valentine Castle [Cassel] 87a*
7 William Clifton 70a
7 George Coyle 501a* and 100a
7 Jacob Coonrad [Conrad] 252a* and 180a*
7 Andrew Cookhols [Gougols] 17a
8 Jacob Carr 73a* and 50a
8 Campbell, [Thomas?] 150a
8 Cheverant, Joseph 62a
8 Cunningham, William 375a

6 Robt Davies [Davis] 292a*
6 Rodger Dyer 507a*, 129a, 55a
6 George Duncle [Dunkle] 231a*
6 John Duncle [Dunkle] 231a*
6 Ditto for his [John Dunkle's] sister 44a
6 Mathias Dice 200a*
6 James Dyer 670a*, 83a and 53a from John Wirtmiller
6 James Davies [Davis] 135a*
7 George Dice from Thomas [Bookes or Booker?] 230a

7 Francis Evick 160a* and 118a
7 George Evick 65a [60a in 1782]*

7 Jacob Friend 229a*
7 Joseph Friend 69a
8 Lewis Full Jr [from? Blizzard? - very faded] 50a

6 Jacob Gillespey from Henry Swadley 102a
7 John Gordon 230a*
8 William Greg [Gragg] Sr from Jno Carr 64a

6 Pursely Hoover [aka Sebastian Hoover Sr] 200a, 275a, 100a, 116a; 65a; 44a, 46a
6 Jacob Haviner [Hevner Heavner] 100a
6 Fredrick Haviner [Frederick Hevner Heavner] 174a*
7 Laurence Hushare [Hushaw] 142a
7 Charles Hedrick 190a and 136a from Arthur Johnston
7 George Hammer 114a*
7 Jacob Harper 136a* and 48a
8 Abraham Hincle [Hinkle, Henkle] 112a
8 Isaac Hincle [Hinkle, Henkle] 150a* and 85a
8 Yost Hincle [Hinkle, Henkle] 175a and 22a
8 Jacob Harper 100a*
8 Philip Harper 100a
8 David Hermon [Harman] Hardy [Bland?] land 125a
8 Ditto [David Harman] Wilson's from same 90a

8 Andrew Johnston 133a* and 417a
8 Arthur Johnston conveyed to Charles Hedrick - acreage and tax scratched out

6 Fredrick Kiester [Frederick Keister] 223a
7 George Keplinger 122a*

6 Adam Lough 80a [88a in 1782]

6 Samuel Moral [Morral] Executors 290a*
7 Adam Mallo where Toops lives 72a
8 Robt Minnis 225a*

8 George Negley 215a*

6 Michael Prope [Propst] Sr. 200a*
6 Matthew Patton 230a*
6 Leonard Propes [Propst] 81a
6 Frederick Propes [Propst ] 100a
6 Michael Propes [ Propst presumably Jr.] 119a
7 Peter Phenimon [sic Venimon Vanemon] 120a and 11a
7 Thomas [Illegible] 250?a scratched through
7 Charles Powers 44a* and 73a

6 Christian Roleman 200a* and 47a
6 Ditto [Christian Roleman] "Orphan's land" 119a
8 Jacob Root 126a*

6 Henry Stone 81a*
6 Henry Swadly [Swadley] 324a
6 {illegible] "land was given in rong [sic - wrong]" name scratched through
6 John Smith 32a
7 John Skidmore 101a, 237a*, 63a, 44a "Orphants [sic] land"
7 Sariah Stratton 160a
7 Ditto [Sariah Stratton] as p. Old Bookes no acreage although tax was paid
7 Joseph Skidmore 195a* and 19a
8 John Shull [Shall] 92a
8 Peter Shull [Shall] 92a*


8 Philip Teeteres [Teter] 113a*
8 George Teeteres [Teter] 120a
8 Rebeccah Teeter [Teter] 40a

8 Jacob Vandevender 137a
Venamon, Vaneman = see Phenimon

6 Lewis Wagoner Sr 329a

Pendleton Co., WV land grant map

Posted: 3 Mar 2011 7:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lough, Fisher, Conrad, Pence, Smith, Bennett
Is anyone aware of a connected land grant map for Pendleton? Would love to plot lands of Lough, Fisher, Conrad, Pence, Smith, Bennett and more.
Susan Lough Kiley

Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map

Posted: 3 Mar 2011 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Susan,

There are several maps of land parcels for Pendleton County. which include some original grant configurations but most of the maps are from the late 1800's on so they show divisions from those grants. These can be obtained from the county surveyor of Pendleton County. I had posted images of some of them but there were chronic problems with readers being able to access them.

Steve Zuraff and I had plotted most of the original grants for the northern half of Pendleton County. I'd be happy to post co-ordinates for any parcels in which you have interest (please give me the full name of the grantee, the acreage and date of the grant) - in some cases, I can upload small area maps which show the grant configurations and the relationships of various parcels.

Sandra Keltner

Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map

Posted: 4 Mar 2011 5:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Susan - I have full size (2 ft. X 6 ft.)copies available of the old Joseph & Benjamin Chambers map showing land owners along the South Branch River south of Franklin in the 1800s. They are $15 ea., postage paid. Send me an email if you want one - rexroad3@cox.net

Bill Rexroad

Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map

Posted: 5 Mar 2011 5:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bennett, Butcher, Conrad, Elsworth, Fisher, Lough, Pence, Smith
Sandra:
Thank you very much. I do have the grant info from VLO. There may be more names than you were expecting, so please don't feel obligated.

Of the names below, I'm most interested in George Lough. He was in Pendleton Co. for less than 30 years, and I think only one of his children stayed behind when he moved to Randolph Co. in 1810. My Lough line emerged in Lewis Co., where descendants of almost everyone below married each other.

There may be Pendleton surnames missing that I'm unaware of. I don't have info on parcels purchased privately. I have just these state grants.

Bennett, Joseph 1772 70 acres
Bennett, Joseph 1772 46 acres
Bennet, Joseph 1789 45 acres
Bennett, Joseph 1791 40 acres
Bennet, Joseph 1794 33 acres
Bennett, Joseph 1796 70 acres
Bennett, Joseph 1796 123 acres

Butcher? Looking for family of wife of George Fisher, Jr.

Conrad, Jacob 1771 180 acres

Elsworth, Moses 1765 60 acres
Elsworth, Moses 1773 357 acres

Elsworth, Jacob 1773 215 acres

Fisher, George 1785 118 acres
Fisher, George 1796 43 acres

Fisher, George Jr. 1792 60 acres
Fisher, George Jr. 1795 44 acres
Fisher, George Jr. 1798 10 acres
Fisher, George Jr. 1798 40 acres
Fisher, George Jr. 1800 40 acres
Fisher, George Jr. 1800 40 acres

Lough, George 1787 162 acres
Lough, George 1800 40 acres

Lough, Adam 1769 88 acres
Lough, Adam 1787 139 acres
Lough, Adam (I don't have info on his other parcels)

Pence, Jacob 1747 164 acres

Pence, Felty (no info on parcels)

Smith, Peter 1767 54 acres
Smith, Peter 1773 65 acres

Smith, Mark 1799 40 acres

Thank you. This is my first foray into Pendleton Co., and I appreciate the help.

Susan Lough Kiley










Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map

Posted: 5 Mar 2011 8:13PM GMT
Classification: Deed
Surnames: Lough
Susan,

I've attached the grant configurations for the two George Lough parcels and a google map. I'll work the others and post as I have time.

On the google map, there is an "A" in an orange ballon - that is the modern day community of Deer Run (which is on the stream of the same name). Deer Run was originally called Switser or Switzer's Run (likely in honor of Ulrich Conrad, a Swiss immigrant, who was the first white settler on the stream). George Lough's two parcels were almost due north of the balloon and not too far from it.

The 40a parcel lay northeast of the 162a parcel.

Here are the coordinates (possibly corrected from those in the grants):

Sandra's notes on these parcels: Switser Gap run is now called Deer Run. The162a was eventually incorporated with George Lough's 40a patent into an inclusive survey of 276a [5 Aug 1832] by John McMullen after going through several owners - Lough sold to Rogers who sold to Griner/Greiner who sold to Pendleton who sold to Hall. Per Toothman - "16 Jul 1810 Charles and Hannah Rogers to Jacob Griner 2 tracts of George Lough's patents 162 ac and 40 ac adj Geo Miller 5:249-250" These parcels are east of the Gap, north of Switser's Run (Deer Run on modern maps), west of Johnson's Run (previously Harpole's Run)

Lough, George. Publication 29 August 1787. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Note Location: Rockingham County. Description: 162 acres on the east side of Rockey Mountain on some branches of Switser Gap Run a branch of the South Branch of Potomack. Source: Land Office Grants No. 10, 1787, p. 563 (incorrectly numbered as p. 566) (Reel 76).

Typ Grant
Id
Ref
Dat 29 Aug 1787
Rec Augusta Co
Frm Virginia
To George Lough
Con
Re 162a on E side of Rockey [aka Rocky Mtn] on some branches of Switser Gap Run
!
! Metes and bounds. "Beginning at..."
Pt Pine and black oak
Ln N11W; 108p;
Pt Chestnut oak and crossing a road
Ln N78W; 39p;
Pt White Oak at the foot of Rockey mtn and along the side of the mtn
Ln S32W; 180p;
Pt Black oak and hickory
Ln S66W; 40p;
Pt Black oak
Ln S14W; 58p;
Pt White oak near a line of George Coil's land and crossing the run
Ln S49E; 42p;
Pt Two white oaks in the gap of the mtn
Ln N85E; 74p;
Pt White oak and black oak near a branch and along a piney ridge
Ln N38E; 168p;

Lough, George. Publication 12 March 1800. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Note Location: Pendleton County. Description: 40 acres between the south branch and south fork at the foot of the Rockey Mountain adjoining his former survey. Source: Land Office Grants No. 43, 1799-1800, p. 527 (Reel 109).
Typ Grant
Id
Ref
Dat 12 Mar 1800
Rec Pendleton
Frm Virginia
To George Lough
Con
Re 40a at the foot of the Rocky mountain

!
! Metes and bounds. "Beginning at..."
Pt black and white oak corner of his former Survey and with his line
Ln N27E; 43p
Pt white oak and elm on the side of an hill [see McMullin's 276 acre inclusive survey]
Ln S75E; 10p;
Pt hickory George Millers corner and with his line
Ln S65E; 17p;
Pt black and chesnut oak said Millers corner
Ln N57E; 35p;
Pt chesnut and white oak on said Millers line
Ln S18E; 46p;
Pt white and red oak
Ln S4E; 26p;
Pt chesnut and black oak
Ln S22W; 28p;
Pt two chesnuts
Ln S35W; 40p;
Pt black oak and pine corner of his former Survey and
Ln N35W; 97p;

Click on attachment buttons at the bottom of this post to enlarge.
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Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map George Lough's 40a and 162a

Posted: 5 Mar 2011 9:49PM GMT
Classification: Deed
Surnames: Lough, McMullen, Mallow
Susan,

Per the Pendleton County Grave Register, Vol. 1, pg. 30 there is a "Martin" Cemetery on the Deer Run - Kline road (which can be viewed on google maps by entering Deer Run, WV and then clicking "Directions" and entering Kline, WV. Buried in the cemetery are John McMullen and his wife and also some of John Mallow's family. This cemetery, if not on the old George Lough grants, is very close (part of the inclusive McMullen survey).

Perhaps someone who lives in the area or someone who has done more research on the McMullens, George Lough, or even the John Mallow family can tell you if the Lough homestead was near the cemetery.

At the least, the Deer Run - Kline Rd. passes through or very near (on the west) of George Lough's land.

Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map - 3 Ellsworth grants in Germany Valley

Posted: 5 Mar 2011 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Deed
Surnames: Ellsworth, Nagley, Negley, Harman, Shall, harper
Susan,

I've attached three maps - a blow-up of a portion of a hand-drawn map of the northern border of a large land inclusive land grant which incorporated Germany Valley. Harper's Gap Run (formerly Scott's Gap Run) meanders along that northern border. In the blow-up is a parcel labelled George Nageley (Negley) and one labelled Pete Shall. The Jacob Ellsworth grant in which you have interest was adjoined the Negley parcel on the west. In the 2nd map, generated in a deed-mapping program, I've added all three Ellsworth grants in Germany Valley - 1 is Jacob Ellsworth's 215a, 2 is Moses Ellsworth's 357a, and 3 is Moses Ellworth's 60a. The third attachment is a google map showing Harper Gap Road (toward the top of the image) which is north of Macksville, WV and south of Mouth of Seneca on the North Fork river (western Pendleton County).

The three Ellsworth grants in what would later be known as Germany Valley:

Grant #1. Elsworth, Jacob Publication 1 March 1773. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Note Location: Augusta County. Description: 215 acres between Scotts Gap on the deep spring on the Southeast side of the North Fork of the South Branch of Potowmack. Source: Land Office Patents No. 41, 1772-1773, p. 216 (Reel 40). (From Library of Virginia on-line)
.
4 Sep 1811. George and Susan Negaly to Elijah Harper. 3 tracts: 215a between Harpers Gap and the Deep Spring, SE side of the NF, no adjoiners named. 100a above Harpers Gap, adj his former land. 80a on the E side of the NF and the W side of his former land. Consideration: 400 pounds, VA. Signed: George Nagley, Sarah Nagley. Witnesses: Z Dyer, Wm Janes, Peter Hull, John Fisher. Acknowledged by Sarah before Peter Hull and Wm Janes, JPs, 3 Sep 1811 [sic]; proved by witnesses, 1 Oct 1811. No delivery shown. Recorded; 5:303-306. (From Toothman's Pendleton Co. Deedbook Records).

Notes: We did not find the sale from Jacob Ellsworth to George Negaly (Negley) but the 1811 deed proves that there was a conveyance (or possibly more than one) which resulted in Negley's ownership of the Jacob Ellsworth grant. A later owner of a portion of this property was one of my ancestors, Reuben Harman.

Typ Grant
Id 13 NW
Ref
Dat 1 Mar 1773
Rec Augusta
Frm Virginia
To Jacob Elsworth
Con
Re 215a Scotts Gap on the deep spring of the NF
Adj
Wit sold by George Negley as 1 of three tracts to Elijah Harper 4 Sep 1811 Taxed to Elias Harper in 1816 Sold by Conrad and Boggs as 1 of 3 parcels to Reuben and Isaac Harman 18 Jul 1833 Reuben Harman sold portions to brothers Thomas and Noah.
!
! Metes and bounds. "Beginning at..."
Pt White oak then crossing a branch
Ln S78E; 40p;
Pt White oak on a bank
Ln S0E; 54p;
Pt White oak
Ln S10W; 66p;
Pt White oak by a branch
Ln S0E; 100p;
Pt Two white oaks
Ln S60E; 32p;
Pt Black oak
Ln S35W; 110p;
Pt White oak and pine
Ln N90W; 110p;
Pt White oak then crossing a branch
Ln N31W; 40p;
Pt White oak, ash and sugar tree
Ln N23E; 330p;

Grant #2. Elsworth, Moses Publication 1 March 1773. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Note Location: Augusta County. Description: 357 acres above the head of the Deep Spring on the Southeast side of the North fork of the South Branch of Potowmack. Source: Land Office Patents No. 41, 1772-1773, p. 217 (Reel 40). (from Library of Virginia on-line)

Typ Grant
Id
Ref
Dat 1 Mar 1773
Rec Augusta
Frm Virginia
To Moses Elsworth
Con
Re 357a head of the Deep Spring on the SE side of the NF
Adj
Wit 237a sold to Jacob Conrad with four other tracts 5 Aug 1793 by Andrew and Elles Johnson - 120a to Phil Teter 7 Feb 1791
!
! Metes and bounds. "Beginning at..."
Pt Two white oaks on the point of a hill
Ln S47E; 24p;
Pt Two white oaks
Ln S65E; 160p;
Pt Black oak
Ln N20E; 200p;
Pt White oak
Ln N53E; 38p;
Pt Two white oaks
Ln N15E; 160p;
Pt White oak
Ln N40W; 80p;
Pt White oak
Ln S37W; 424p;

Grant #3. Elsworth, Moses Publication 26 July 1765. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Note Location: Augusta County. Description: 60 acres on Deep Spring a branch of the North fork of the South Branch of Potowmack. Source: Land Office Patents No. 36, 1764-1767 (v.1 & 2 p.557-1083), p. 830 (Reel 36). (From Library of Virginia on-line.)

Typ Grant
Id
Ref
Dat 26 Jul 1765
Rec Augusta
Frm Virginia
To Moses Elsworth
Con
Re 60a on Deep Spring branch of NF
Adj
Wit sold to Jacob Conrad with four other tracts 5 Aug 1793 by Andrew and Elles Johnson
!
! Metes and bounds. "Beginning at..."
Pt Two white oaks near the branch and then crossing the same
Ln S53W; 78p;
Pt Spanish oak
Ln N45W; 40p;
Pt White oak and hickory
Ln N24W; 40p;
Pt Hickory
Ln N0E; 44p;
Pt Three elms by the branch then crossing the same
Ln N82E; 24p;
Pt White oak
Ln S57E; 104p;

Others may be interested in the Peter Shall grant which was sold to Isaac Harman in 1794. (Isaac Harman was the father of Reuben Harman who eventually owned a portion of the Jacob Ellsworth grant - the children of Isaac Harman bought many of the neighboring lands in this area and it's still known as Harman Hills).
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Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map - 3 Ellsworth grants in Germany Valley

Posted: 6 Mar 2011 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bennett, Conrad, FIsher, Lough, Pence, Smith
Sandra:
Thank you! This is amazing.
My hope is to end up with a map connecting the original land grants, starting with Lough, Fisher, Conrad, Smith, Pence, Bennett, etc. It wouldn't be a snapshot in time, since the grants have different dates.
I don't know whether Google Earth and its "path" and "overlay" capabilities would be a solution. My skills and experience with it are not high. I drew and overlaid simple small property boundaries using Google Earth while house-hunting a couple years ago, but nothing on the scale of these land grants. The biggest problems for me are the ones you have tackled--namely, plotting the outlines of each grant, following each one through time and finding the location on the ground.
Your thoughts? This is very exciting, and it's a pleasure to have made contact with you.
Susan Lough Kiley







Re: Pendleton Co., WV land grant map - 3 Ellsworth grants in Germany Valley

Posted: 6 Mar 2011 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Deed
Susan,

I'm glad to have been able to help. I'll continue posting the other grants you requested as I have time but some of them are south of the area we worked so I don't have any help for you there - a few of the Bennett grants and the Smith and Pence grants. Your ancestors seem to have been in several different areas of Pendleton Co and most of them miles apart.

I haven't uploaded to google maps. Steve and I halted work on the project a while back. There are many problems when working with old grants and deeds - the measurements are often inaccurate, the coordinates are off, finding neighbors often requires searching decades of land records in three or four counties (parts of Pendleton Co. were under the auspices of Augusta, Rockingham, Hampshire, and Hardy at varying times) - but, the biggest problem is finding anchoring landmarks on a modern map. Stream activity - the shifting of a watercourse in its bed - makes laying the old grants on a modern streams map very difficult if not downright impossible in some cases. Also, neither Steve nor I are near Pendleton Co. so an attempt to find GPS coordinates for any of the earliest landmarks is not an option.

We did work over a 1,000 grants in the northern half of Pendleton Co. (and probably three times that many deeds) so I have all the data on those and they're plotted in the deed-mapping program. If you decide to tackle the project of uploading to google, I'd give you as much assistance as I can but I'm often very limited in what time I have. I know that there was a deed-mapping group working on Highland Co. at one time so perhaps there are others willing and able to help with the project in Pendleton Co.

Having the exact location of an ancestor is incredibly helpful with genealogy research and a grant map of the county would be a key asset.

Sandra Keltner
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