HAMPSHIRE CO, WEST VIRGINIA (made in 1753 from FREDERICK CO,VA
lays next to

Hardy Co., WV was made in 1785 from this land



SHIRLEY'S PAGE

PAMELA'S PAGE

MIKE'S PAGE

HISTORY OF HAMPSHIRE CO, WV =

PRO records from 1780

Chan records from 1831 and Land records

PATTERSON CREEK (make separate page)

Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek

13. Lot No. 16, 300 acres, was surveyed by James Genn in 1748 for Charles Keller, or Sellers, but later forfeited, presumably for non-payment of the required fees and composition money, or the annual quitrent. Actually, Keller was killed, probably on his own land surrounding Fort Ashby, during the French and Indian War. The reasons for the forfeiture may have been taken into account by Lord Fairfax. The same lot was granted to John Keller of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, son and heir at law of Charles Keller, by deed from the Proprietor's office on June 1, 1779. There is some confusion between the names Keller and Sellers. Fort Ashby was built by Washignton's [sic] instructions "at the Plantation of Charles Sellars. . . ."11 John Keller became one of the developers of the town of Frankfort, now Fort Ashby, but his name as Keller is not included in the census for Hampshire County for either 1782 or 1784. However, John Sellers is listed both years. Infra.

As an indication of the frontiersman's attitude towards the formalities with regard to land records, it may be pointed out that Sims Index of Land Grants in West Virginia12 does not include any of the early Fairfax grants that have been listed. Prior to the formation of Hampshire County in 1754, Patterson Creek grants would have been recorded, if at all, in Frederick County, and before that in Augusta County. Sims includes these two counties in his Index, but the names listed above do not appear. Like most holders of Fairfax grants, the grantees were content to have their deeds recorded in the Northern Neck land office and nowhere else; or perhaps they were unaware of any distinction. Even more likely they were not concerned as long as they were not disturbed.

By 1758 pressure was mounting on the French lines of communication between Canada and the Ohio Valley, and a new British commander was pushing his way through western Pennsylvania to drive them out of Fort DuQuesne. With him was Washington.32 Although the British were ultimately successful, the Indian tribes along the Ohio were never reconciled to the outcome. Their raids continued long after the French withdrew, but the incursions were more isolated and less frequent. Beginning with the year 1760 Hampshire County was recovering from abandonment and desolation.

Not all who left returned, and not all who remained lived to see the restoration of their county. E. L. Judy in his History of Grant and Hardy Counties lists fifty or so names of settlers killed in what was then Hampshire County.33 In addition, there were more than thirty wounded or taken prisoner. From this and other sources it is possible to identify perhaps seven of these casualties as having occurred along Pattersons Creek, but Washington's writings lead to the melancholy conclusion that there were more.

Amongst them were:

Charles Keller (or Sellars), killed near Fort Ashby
Oliver Kremer, killed near Short Gap
Charles McCarty, killed near Fort Cocke
Wendle Miller, killed near Fort Cocke
Vincent Williams, killed near Williamsport
Two girls, surnames Flaugherty and Williams, taken prisoner; later returned

Distressing as these events must have been, the cataloging of them does not reflect the disruption that the Indians inflected on the political and economic life of the County. Deeds recorded for the first eight years of Hampshire County's existence, including sales, leases, mortgages, bonds, etc., are as tabulated below:

Around Washington's fort at Ashby's John Keller was laying off lots, mostly one-quarter acre, in "new Frankford town . . . on Patterson Creek." Keller, who is described as the "son and heir-at-law of Charles Keller," received a grant of 300 acres, Patterson Creek Lot No. 16, from Lord Fairfax on June 1, 1779.48

This was the same lot that had been surveyed by James Genn in November, 1748, for Charles Keller. Keller had been killed by Indians in the vicinity of the fort, and according to the deed issued to his son the lot had been forfeited by him, but "on Application of . . . John Keller" Lord Fairfax allowed "a deed to issue for him for the said Land which is bounded by the Survey aforesaid. . . ."

It will be remembered that in 1755 Washington had ordered that a fort be built "at Ashby's. . . at the Plantation of Charles Sellars, or the late McCrackins" whichever was judged "the most convenient situation." Washington's spelling, particularly in his early writings, was neither careful nor consistent. He may have spelled Keller with a C when he wrote the order. Somewhere in the transcription of his writing the C became an S, and so Keller became Celler, then Sellers.

In any event, new Frankford town was the name of a small community developing around the old fort by 1784. A year later a petition from the citizens to the General Assembly resulted in the creation of the town of Frankfort on land of John Sellers. The trustees mentioned in the petition were Hiram Alkire, Jacob Marker, Jesse Rice, James Dowden, Daniel Stocksleger, William and James H. Johnson.

In 1789 the trustees, as recorded in the Hampshire County Court, were John Ettitchel, John Reed, Lewis Dunn, Jacob Brookhart, and John Williams. Immediately, they proceeded to sell lots in the town until by 1800 they had conveyed more than fifteen acres in forty-eight lots. Independently, John Keller had sold thirty-five lots comprising forty-four acres. A list of the purchasers may be found in Early Records - Hampshire County, Virginia by Sage and Jones.49

When post offices were established the name Frankfort was changed to Alaska to avoid confusion with Franklin in Pendleton County. Still later, the present name, Fort Ashby, was adopted, although the post office continued to be Alaska for some time thereafter.

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Sellards, Elias Howard, author
The Sellards through two centuries
Austin, Tex.: Von Boeckmann-Jones, printers, 1949, 134 pgs.
John Seller served in the Virginia State Militia in 1762; (Where? link the Co here,msh) and John Sellers, by the Act of the General Assembly of Virginia was authorized in 1787 to establish the town of Frankford in the County Hampshire.

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Virginia Colonial Soldiers, Dunmore's War, 1774, (Partial List)
SOLDIERS ON PAYROLL AT ROMNEY AND WINCHESTER (Hamp Co., msh)
Frederick Sellers, Capt. John Harniss's Roll of Rangers

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By 1774 John Harness appears to have become a member of Captain Michael
Cresap's informal company of frontiersman who engaged in a number of battles
against Indians who, encouraged by the French, were hostile to the British
settlement of the Ohio River Valley. Captain Cresap at the time had retired
with his family to Maryland. But he became distressed about the inhabitants
on the western frontier and their perilous situation. So he left his home
and family, raised a company of volunteers, including John Harness, and
marched to their assistance. Cresap's company was made up informally of
backwoods Virginia frontiersmen, primarily from the South Branch area who,
increasingly alarmed at the increasing number of Indian raids against
frontier settlers in the Valley, and the safety of their families, armed
themselves in self defense and went looking for hostile Indians and engaged
them in sometimes very bloody battle. Cresap placed his troops under the
command of Major Angus McDonald.

In one anecdote found in "A History of the Valley of Virginia" by Samuel
Kercheval, a Reverend Mr. Jacobs tells about John Harness' reported
involvement in one of those skirmishes with a party of Indians and his
apparent ability as a musket rifle sharpshooter.

According to the story, when Captain Cresap's company of frontiersman
arrived on the near bank of the Muskingum river (in Ohio country) and lay in
wait...."an Indian on the opposite shore got behind a log or old tree, and
lifted up his head occasionally to look at the white man's encampment on the
other side. One of Captain Cresap's men, of the name of John Harness, seeing
this, loaded his rifle with two balls and placing himself on the bank of the
river, watched the opportunity when the Indian raised his head and, firing
at the same instant, put both balls through the Indian's neck, and laid him
dead."

The Reverend Dr. Joseph Doddridge in the Kercheval history, recounts the
same event, and notes that the Indians dragged off the body of the dead
Indian "and buried it with the honors of war. It was found the next morning
and scalped by Harness."

John Harness remained an active frontier rifleman in Captain Michael
> Cresap's company when the aggressive Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord
> Dunmore, called out the colony's militia to crush the Ohio Indian
> tribes
> once and for all in 1774. Family legend has it that John Harness was
> among
> those present at the peace ceremony with Shawnee Chief Cornstalk near
> Chillicothe, Ohio on October 26, 1774 that brought an end to
> Dunmore's War.
>
> There are numerous modern day descendents who, in listing their
> ancestors on
> the internet who served in Dunmore's war, specifically mention that
> that
> ancestor served under Captain John Harness' company, (or in some
> cases, they
> call it Captain Harness' Rangers).
> There are also numerous historical references by various sources to
> the
> Romney Pay Roll which lists a group of militia companies whose
> members were
> paid at Romney, West Virginia "for services performed in the 1774
> excursion
> against the Indians," (Dunmore's War.) One, dated October 17, 1775,
> is said
> to be the list from Captain John Harness:
> --------------------
> Captain John HARNESS October 17, 1775
>
> John HARNESS, Captain Stephen RATCLIFF, Sergeant
> Job WELTON, Lieutenant Makenny ROBINSON, Sergeant
> Sylvester WARD, Ensign James Christy, Sergeant
> ASHBY, Benjamin HICKS, John RATCLIFF, Edward
> BARNETT, Edward HINKLE, Paul RATCLIFF, William
> BORRER, Burgard HORNBACK, Benjamin RENNICK, James
> BOGARD, Cornelius HORNBACK, James ROBERTS, Edward
> BUSH, Leonard HORNBACK, John RYAN, James
> BRYNS, Philip HORNBACK, Michael RYAN, John
> CAMP, Richard HAWE, Sickman SCOTT, Benjamin
> CARR, Conrad
HYAR, John,
SELLERS, Frederick
> CARR, John JOBE, Leonard SIMPSON, John
> CARTWRIGHT, Samuel JOHNSON, John SIMPSON, Jonathan
> CASEY, Benjamin JONSON, John STANGLEY, Jacob
> CIMBELL, Lambert McCARTY, Edward SREEVE, James
> CLARKE, Daniel McDONALD, James SREEVE, Joseph
> CLARKE, Henry MILLER, John STROUD, Adam
> CLARKE, John MILLER, Michael TERRY, George
> CLERK, Abraham NASE, Henry WEASE, Adam
> CRITES, Jacob PANCAKE, Joseph, Sr. WELTON, John
> CROSS, Richard PANCAKE, Joseph, Jr. WERLY, John
> DOYLE, Terrance PARENS, William WHETSTONE, George
> ELZEWEEK, Thomas PARSON, Charles WHITMAN, George
> FITZPATRICK, James PARSON, George WISE, Jacob
> FOSTER, WILLIAM PAUGH, Michael WAGGONER, John
> HALL, Zachariah PAUGH, Nicholas WOOD, Ebenezer
> HELMICK, John
>
>
> The American Revolution started shortly after the end of Dunmore's
> War but
> there is no verified evidence that John Harness ever actively served
> in the
> Continental Army itself. He would probably have been about 40 years
> of age
> at that time. An internet account by a Don Norman discusses a John
> Waggoner
> (whose name is on the list above). The account says that "John
> Waggoner
> appeared in Lewis County, Virginia Court August 7, 1832 regarding his
> service in the American Revolution. He stated that he was first
> drafted in
> 1778 to serve under Major Carroll Van Meter and Captain John Harness
> to join
> an expedition to Ohio to build Fort Lawrens.
He served a tour of 6
> months> and 15 days and was discharged at McIntosh's Fort."
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "roland elliott" <rolandelliott2@wildblue.net>

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Another 2 cents: The Carrs were brothers and sons of Henry Carr of Hardy Co, at the time. His place was probably around Petersburg now in Grant Co, WV. Most of John's descendants stayed in the area and are now populating Pendleton Co. Jeff Carr of TX
ffejlny@juno.com



HAMPSHIRE (MINERAL) COUNTY SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
                      (FROM J C SANDERS PAPERS)
ASHBY, JOHN
NO BALDWINS
BLACKBURN, THOMAS
BLACKBURN, WILLIAM
CUNNINGHAM, JOHN
SELLERS, ELIAS

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NOAH HAMPTON 1775 bond/1778 inv




1782 TAX LIST (COMPLETE)

1782 TAX LIST =
JOHN SELLERS, 5 WHITES, 0 BLACKS (MICHL.STUMP'S LIST)
next, Jacob Barger, William Algier

1784 TAX LIST=

JOHN SELLERS ,5 WHITES, 1 DWELLING (MICHAEL STUMP'S LIST)
next, George Stump , Christian Simon
FREDERICK SELLS, 4 WHITES, 1 DWELLING, 2 OTHER BUILDINGS (ABEL
RANDALL'S LIST) next Henry Moak, John Westfall Sr
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Sellers, Frederick
                            4
                                14

 Sellers, John
                            5
                                13

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Pg. 1 At a court continued & held for Hampshire County the 15th day of May 1782. The Court proceeded to receive and certify public claims for impressments &c agreeable to a late act of assembly as follows viz:
Manis Alkire 100# flour, 2 cask
http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/galkire/alkire.html#n_16
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check 1800 ky will = SAME?
In 1800, Harmonus Alkire II, died at the age of 70. His will names his six sons: William, John, Adam, Michael, Monis, George and six daughters: Catty, Elizabeth, Deborah, Margaret, Sally, and Liddy. Most of them signed an "X" to legal land documents; reading and writing were not common achievements on the westward side of the Appalachians Mountains.
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CHECK PICKAWAY CO, OH = same?




1785 HARDY CO, WV made from Hampshire



HAMPSHIRE CO, VA
JOSEPH BRANSON WILL OF 7-10-1780/8-9-1780
SON, JOHN, Bible
Rest to be divided between BARBARRY, FREDICK, CATHRON AND SUSAN SELLERS,
(relationship not shown)
EXEC FRED SELLERS
WIT JONATHAN HEATH
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MARGARET SELLERS WILL OF 1801 HARDY CO, WV had sons FRED, JOHN and dau SUSANNA, CATY and others.
HER WITNESS WAS JONATHON HEATH! msh

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Isaac Van Meter, will dated 15 Feb 1754, shown as resident of South Branch of the Potowmack (Potomac) River, in Frederick Co., Va. Will proved 14 Dec. 1757 in Hampshire Co., VA, mentions land purchased of Michael Hyder in Hampshire; also land bought of James Cebrun (Coburn) mentioned as located by Abraham Hite & Jonathan Heath. [Old Noah Hampton's 1775 will executor is Jonathan Heath, whose wife Rachel may be a Hampton] Source: Kathry Weiss citing notes of RB Cox, Cox61]

A Story of Two Tennessee Families, Edwards-Hyder, Ernestine Ratcliffe Edwards - In the Ross B. Johnson book of West Virginia Estate Settlements we find: p. 31 Inventory and appraisement for Michael Hider, Date of Probate 14 February, 1758 Witnessess: Henry Van Meter, Jonathan Corbin, Peter Casey p. 34 Bill of Sale for Michael Hider, Date of Probate 11 August 1772, Witnesses: Henry Van Mether (Meter), Jonathan Heath. This dated document is the last official record we have concerning Hans Michael Hider.
The Hardy County Seat

Moorefield was charted by the Virginia General Assembly in 1777. The town was located on Conrad Moore's land and named in his honor.
Hardy County's first county court meeting took place on February 7, 1786 at William Bullitt's home in Moorefield. Jonathan Heath, Abraham Hite, Robert Pogue, Abel Ruddle, Stephen Ruddle, Felix Seymour, Michael Stump, William Vause, Garrett Van Meter, Job Welton, and Vincent Williams served as Justices of the Peace. Brigadier General Joseph Neville, of Mount Storm, was named County Sheriff. He previously served as Hampshire County's Surveyor and, at a later meeting, was named Hardy County Surveyor as well. Edward Williams was appointed County Clerk.

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           Fri, 12 Jul 2002 18:28:52 EDT
      From:  FRANK
           Sellersgen@aol.com
 
July 10   Day 1780 (sic)

In the Name of God.   aman.  I Joseph Branson being Weake in Bodey but sound
in mind Do make this my Publish and Pronounce this my Last will and
Testement
first I give and bequeth my Soul to God Who give it being.  And after my
Bodey being buried in a Cristen maner -- I give and bequeath to my Son John
Branson my Bibel or a Shilling Starlen and the Rest of my Estate to be
equely
________ after Paying all Just Debts and funrel expenses between Barbry
Sellers, Frederick Sellers Cathran Sellers and Susanna Sellers and I Do make
Fredick Sellers my Fool Exator of this my Last Will.
                                 his
Signed Seled and Published                 Joseph Branson
  in Presents of                            mark
 Jonathan Heath

At a court continued and held for Hampshire County the 9th day of August
1780, this last will and testament of Joseph Branson deceased was presented
in court by Frederick Sellers the Executor therein named proved by the oath
of Jonathan Heath, the witness thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the
motion of the said Executor who made oath according to law, Certificate is
grant him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form, giving security
whereupon he together with the said Jonathan Heath his security entered into
and acknowledged bond in the Penalty of Five Thousand Pounds for his due and
faithful administration of the said decedents estate and performed of his
will.  Teste
                    Gabriel Jones Cl. Court

Will Book 1-22
Page 18.



1782 and 1784 AMOS BRANSON in Abraham HITE district
1782 AND 1784 = JOHN SELLARS 5-1-0 in Michael Stumps district
1784 = FREDRICK SELLARS 4-1-2 in ABEL RANDALL district
1784 = HENRY BURKIT 3- in Wm Buffington district
1784 = HENRY PURGIT 3-1-1 IN marquis calmes district
from Early Hampshire Records can't tell where SELLERS land is
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1-19-1785 ABRAHAM CLARKE deeds land to ELIAS SULARD of East New Jersey, 412
a on Looneys Creek
1774 JONATHAN HEATH , Sheriff has land on North Branch of Potomac
1773 JONATHAN HEATH has land on Green Spring Valley
1765 MICHAEL STUMP and wife Catherine  deeds land to Michael Stump JR on
South Branch
1764 ABEL RANDALL and wife Catherine land on Cornwell Run
1797 FELIX RANDALL AND WIFE LINDA have land on Patterson Creek
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HENRY PURGET, SEN WILL OF 2/4/1835- 3/27/1837
WIFE, ELIZABETH
CHILDREN =
william, frederick, henry, george, mary recer, elizabeth shoemaker, rachel suber AND 6 OTHER CHILDREN
WIT  THOMAS SLOAN, JOHN AND THOMAS LUDWICK, JOHN HIGH

1800=

1810 HAMPSHIRE CO, VA
JACOB SILER, PAGE 16=22101-11001-00
GEORGE SILLER, PAGE 24=00100-00100-00
HENRY SILLER, PAGE 29-21301-12101-00


1820 MORGAN CO, WV made from Berkeley and Hampshire

1820 HAMPSHIRE CO, WV
Sollars, Thomas   3   5   page? 248

SIMS LAND GRANTS
Sollars, Thomas            50         New Creek         1825           5                413



MIKE'S PAGE
 Msellersco@aol.com
Isaac SELLERS was born in 1823 Hampshire Co. Virginia (now West Virginia)source =


MARRIAGES
Jan     20,1831      Jos. Kitzmiller to Mary Sollars = where 1850 =
Oct      8, 1841      Jos. Blackburn to Eliz. Sollars = where 1850 =
Dec      5, 1848      Andrew Sollars to Catherine Paugh = where 1850 =

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29 Sept 1838
               Peter Alkire married Alcinda Howard (Dau. James) (List sources!) where 1850 =


1825 HAMPSHIRE CO, WV

from MIKE
Mike Sellers [michael.sellers@comcast.net]
Abraham’s eldest son, Isaac’s, Union Army enlistment papers lists him being born in Hampshire Co. VA. Hardy and Hampshire are adjacent counties.  (Abraham1794,msh)
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1830 HAMPSHIRE CO, WV =



1840 HAMPSHIRE CO, WV =

1850 HAMPSHIRE CO, WV INDEX=
THOMAS SELLARS, PAGE 214 DIST 24
HENRY SILLER, PAGE 207 DIST 24
ANDREW SOLLARS, PAGE 248
ANDREW SOLLARS, PAGE 215
JOHN SOLLARS, PAGE 223
JOHN SOLLARS, PAGE 248
THOMAS SOLLARS, PAGE 248

1850 HAMPSHIRE CO, WV CENSUS=
THOMAS SOLLARS 63 OH (ca 1787)
VIRGINIA 60 OH
SARAH 35 VA , ( ca 1815) DEAF/DUMB
NATHAN 21 VA (ca 1829) (check Civil War)
JOHN 19 VA
next
ANDREW SOLLARS 27 VA (ca 1823)
CATHARINE 25 VA
WILLIAM 1 VA

JOHN SELLERS 25 VA,LABORER (ca 1825) living with
JOHN VANDIVER 57 VA
NANCY 38 VA
MARY 14 VA
ELMIRA 5 VA
JOHN THRASH 24 VA

JNO SOLLARS 31 VA, LABORER
NATHAN SOLLARS 24 VA LABORER living with
JOB SIONS? 37 VA, ROAD CONTRACTOR
next
ANDREW SOLLARS 28 VA
CATHARINE 32 VA
JNO WM 1 VA
next
THOMAS SOLLARS 60 VA (ca 1790) LABORER
JANE 55 VA
SARAH 32 VA
next
JOSEPH STAFFORD 60 VA
ELIZABETH 60 VA
and kids VA
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17  1026 1026 Evans         William        33   M         Farmer         1,500     MD
 18  1026 1026 Evans         Lydia          34   F                                  VA                            X
 19  1026 1026 Evans         James          8    M                                  VA                      X
 20  1026 1026 Evans         Solomon        6    M                                  VA                      X
 21  1026 1026 Evans         William        4    M                                  VA
 22  1026 1026 Evans         JOhn           2    M                                  VA
 23  1026 1026 Evans         Mary           4/12 F                                  VA
 24  1027 1027 Sollars       Thomas         63   M                                  OH (Robert C. Sollars [rcsollars@comcast.net], = Thomas Sollars paid someone to take his place in the War of 1812 and believe same as Thomas and Jane below )
 25  1027 1027 Sollars       Virginia       60   F                                  OH
 26  1027 1027 Sollars       Sarah          35   F                           VA                         X REMARKS:  Deaf and Dumb
 27  1027 1027 Sollars       Nathan         21   M         Laborer                  VA                            X
 28  1027 1027 Sollars       John           19   M                                  VA
 29  1028 1028 Sollars       Andrew         27   M         Laborer                  VA
 30  1028 1028 Sollars       Catharine      25   F                                  VA
 31  1028 1028 Sollars       William        1    M                                  VA
 32  1029 1029 Kitzmiller    Jacob          45   M         Farmer         1,500     VA
 33  1029 1029 Kitzmiller    Jane           33   F                                  VA
 34  1029 1029 Kitzmiller    Hannah         9    F                                  VA                      X
 35  1029 1029 Kitzmiller    Susan          7    M                                  VA                      X
                   REMARKS:  Name is clearly Susan and Sex is clearly M
 36  1029 1029 Kitzmiller    Jethroe        5    M                                  VA
 37  1029 1029 Kitzmiller    Eleanor        3    F                                  VA
 38  1030 1030 Murphy        Francis        48   M         Laborer                  VA
 39  1030 1030 Murphy        Jane           46   F                                  VA                            X
 40  1030 1030 Murphy        John           26   M         Laborer                  VA
 41  1030 1030 Murphy        Elizabeth      24   F                                  VA                            X
 42  1030 1030 Murphy        Luke           22   M         Laborer                  VA
30  1444 1444 Sions         Job            37   M         Road Contr               VA
 31  1444 1444 Sollars       John           31   M         Laborer                  VA
 32  1444 1444 Sollars       Nathan         24   M         Laborer                  VA
 33  1444 1444 Douman        John           28   M         Laborer                  VA
 34  1444 1444 Fleming       Robert         19   M         Laborer                  VA
 35  1445 1445 Sollars       Andrew         28   M         Laborer                  VA
 36  1445 1445 Sollars       Catharine      32   F                                  VA
 37  1445 1445 Sollars       John William   1    M                                  VA
 38  1446 1446 Sollars       Thomas         60   M         Laborer                  VA
 39  1446 1446 Sollars       Jane           55   F                                  VA
 40  1446 1446 Sollars       Sarah          32   F                                  VA
 41  1447 1447 Stafford      Joseph         60   M         Farming                  VA
 42  1438 1438 Sheriff       Mary           34   F    M                             VA
 42  1447 1447 Stafford      Elizabeth      60   F                                  VA

Peter Alkire District 24, Hampshire, VA abt 1773 Virginia
Sarah Alkire District 24, Hampshire, VA abt 1776 Virginia
Elizabeth Alkire District 24, Hampshire, VA abt 1807 Virginia
Heram Alkire District 24, Hampshire, VA abt 1816 Virginia
and others

MARRIAGES
Jan 20.1831 Jos. Kitzmiller to Mary Sollars
Oct 8, 1840 Jos. Blackburn to Eliz. Sollars
Dec 5,1844 B L Rotruck to Susan Sollars
Dec 19,1844 M. D. Nevil to Nancy Saollars
Dec 5 ,1848 Andrew Sollars to Catherine Paugh



  1860 =

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CIVIL WAR =

 

1870

 

1880

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Generation No. 1



1. MATTHEW2 ROGERS (PETER1) was born Abt. 1718 in Ireland?, and died Bet. 1762 - 1767 in Hampshire CO, VA now Mineral CO, WV. He married ANN WOOELS Unknown in ?.

Notes for M
ATTHEW ROGERS:
Men and Manors In the South Branch Valley

Submitted by: Sara Stevens Patton

Between 1745 and 1797, the South Branch Valley lay within the boundaries of the Fairfax "Northern Neck" land grant, bordered on the north by the Potomac River and in the south by the Hardy-Rockingham county border, extended through Cabins, WV to the headwaters of the northern branch of the Potomac. Within this South Branch portion of his proprietary lands, Lord Fairfax created at least four separate tracts or manors including the South Branch Manor, the South Fork, the Wappacomo or Great South Branch of the Potowmack, and the Peterson Creek Manor. Each was subdivided into lots of a few hundred acres, most to be leased out for the term of 21 years (the life of the tenant) or more, at an annual fee of 25 shillings per hundred acres.

The two primary manors, consisting of about 55,000 acres each, were located along the South Branch of the Potomac. The Wappacomo, or Great South Branch of the Potowmack (sic), lay on both sides of the South Branch River from its mouth on the Potomac to the southern end of the Trough near Old Fields. The "South Branch Manor" extended from the southern tip of the Trough along the river south and west to the Petersburg area to the Royal Glen Gorge and included the lower portions of Mill Creek and Lunice Creek. The third tract lay on the South Fork from its mouth near Moorefield, south to Brake. This tract included only 18 lots. Another 10,000 acres situated along Patterson Creek was divided into 31 lots, extending from Headsville to just southwest of Russeldale on today's maps.

The best description of the South Branch Valley manor lands, their somewhat complicated history, geography, tenure agreements, and the names of the earliest settlers associated with these manors (ca. late 1740s-1750s) appears in two excellent articles by Charles Morrison entitled "Early Fairfax Land Grants and Leases Along the South Branch of the Potomac," in West Virginia History, V37 (Oct 1976), pp. 1-22 and "Early Land Grants and Settlers Along Patterson Creek," in West Virginia History, V40 (Winter 1979), pp. 164-199. Morrison indicates that the rental lists for the South Branch Manor found in the Library of the WV Dept of Archives and History are incomplete, not completely accurate, and undated (though internal evidence shows them to be prior to 1763). But they do include many of names of the lessees or those associated with him, perhaps as witness or bondsman.

1748-1749 Grants on Patterson Creek
Below (North Of) Patterson Creek Manor

Lot # Name Acreage & Approximate Location
1
George Parker
399a
2
John Adam Long
293a
3
Nicholas Reaner
277a
4
John Ratan
354a
5
Abram Johnson
293a
6
David Thompson
312a
8
Power Hasel
328a
10
Nicolas Crist
167a
11
Joseph Hamlin
289a
12
John Parker
312a
13
Mathew Rogers &
379a

Jacob Good
394a
15
Joseph Walter
238a
21
Joseph Robinson
332a
22
Philip Martin
283a
(Nephew of Lord Fairfax)
X
Capt. John Greenfield
200a

The following road orders are taken from Miller, Ann Brush, ed.Orange County Road Orders, 1734-1749. Charlottesville: Virginia Transportation and Research Council, 1984; Pawlett, Nathaniel Mason and Ann Brush Miller, Kenneth Madison Clark, and Thomas Llewellyn Samuel, Jr., eds. Augusta County Road Orders, 1745-1769. Richmond: Virginia Department of Transportation, 1998; and Frederick County Order Books 1-5, microfilm in Winchester, Handley Library.

FC, 3:120, 8 August 1749

On the petition of James Ross, Edward R[?]th, Thomas Rumsey, Jasper Sutter, Francis Ross, John Parker, Simon Irishman, Peter Peterson, John Cunningham, John Ross, William Castleman, Oliver Creamer, Thomas McGuire, Matthew Rogers, John Baur, Nicholas Crist, Power Hazell, John [?]anel, Richard Hazell, William Tallor, George Tebalt, Joseph Robinson, Abner Anderson, William Johnston, John Large, Richard Doston, Jacob Good, Robert Bennett, Caleb Dowd, Christopher Barr, Charles Keller, George Undergrest, William Anderson, Peter Hart, Bagman, Rogers, Frederick Ice, Thomas Hide, Jacob Willf, Michael Teebolt, and Ebearm Baud for a road from the lower part of Patterson's Creek by Power Hazels into the wagon road which leads from the Courthouse [in Winchester] to the South Branch. It is ordered that the said Power Hazel view, mark, and lay off the said road, and when laid off, that the petitioners clear and work on the same under the said Power Hazel, who is hereby appointed overseer thereof. And it is further ordered that the said Power Hazell cause the said road to be kept in good repair according to law.

EARLY SETTLERS OF THE PATTERSON CREEK VALLEY
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvminera/pattcksettlers.htm
This information is from the JC Sanders Papers. I'm assuming they were compiled around 1930. At that time, he stated this information was obtained from papers in the possession of Mrs. J H A Brown, a descendent of Abraham (?Abram) Johnson.

Some of the Johnson family, probably either William or Abraham, were connected in some official way, manager or atent, of the Ohio Company whose Ware-houses and store stood on the river bluff at Ridgeley from 1750 till about 1755 when the VA Colonial Government took it and converted in into a Fort. Among these Johnson papers is an account of this Ohio Company with Abraham Johnson
through William Johnson and is as follows:
Dr. Abraham Johnson to the Ohio Company
1750
Oct 5 To Sundrys sent by Wm Johnson
1 Blanket.......................................Lo--16--0
1/2 yd of red stroud.......................@12/6yd. 6--3 L1--2-3
Nov 6 To 1 1/2 yd of half thicks...............@ 3/6-------------L0--12-6
L2--0-0
Cr.
Nov 6.................By Cash..................L0--5--8
Ball'c due the Ohio Company......................................L0--5--8
12--0--0
"Errors excepted"
Evidently the manager of the Company was Mark Webster as the reverse of the accoutn is receipted by him. An old stitched account book bears the following notations:
Hogs -2622 lbs.-----2718 bls -------2710 lbs.

John Koukindal--Dr. in liker-----------0---0---9
Ditto ----------------------------0--0----6
Ditto to ches ----------------------------- 1---5---0
Cr'dt John Koukidal - in "Pancelvany" money--------2007---6
Cr'dt in Cash---------------------------------------------------------7--8
John Koukindal payd to William Anderson in money.4...4...7
Payd to Richard Polson for hog-----------------------------0---6---2
Benjamin Kukendol----------hogs---------------------------35--13--5
John Kukandal----------------hogs----------------------------4---7---7
Dr. to Matthew Rodgers for two hogs---------------------1--17--0
Credit to William Anderson for hogs----------------------14--14--0
Benjamin Kunendal payd in corn----------------------------0--3--0
Mr. Nunigens--mony-------------------------------------------21--00--0
Mr. Stradolds--mony-------------------------------------------6--15--0
Mr. Rays---------mony------------------------------------------12--13---0
Mrs. Ray--------mony------------------------------------------24--14---5
Mr. Cambel-----mony-------------------------------------------5--15--3 1/2
John Deker-------------------------------------------------------1---3---2
Fat for the Company--------------------------------------------14 pounds
From these papers we glean that the following families were settlers in the Patterson Creek Valley and the region between Fort Ashby and Fort Ohio previous to 1750,
JOHNATHAN ROLFE, THOMAS HARDING, WILLIAM HONSON, ABRAM JOHNSON, OKEY JOHNSON,
SOLOMON HEDGES, ROBERT ALLEN, THOMAS CHESTER (sheriff of Frederick Co 1745), QUINTIN
MCCOLME, JAMES COLWELL, MARK WEBSTER (manager of Ohio Co 1750), ALEXANDER CAMPBELL,
SAMUEL LOCKHART, THOMAS ROSS, SAMUEL CANAL, NICHOLAS REASONER, RICH WILLIAM,
NATHANIAL COOPER, EZEKIAL MULFORD, JOHN DECKER, JOHN KUYKENDALL, BENJAMIIN
KUYKENDALL, HUMPHREY BROOK (Clerk of Hampshire Co 1754), WILLIAM ANDERSON, RICHARD
POLSON, MATTHEW ROGERS, NUNIGENS, STRADOLDS, RAY.
From other sources we gather the following residents of that section at that time:
ELIAS SELLER, THOMAS SELLERS, JOHN ASHBY, PARKER, EDWARDS, MCGUIRE, MACGRIGGEN,
WISE, KELLER AND WAGANOR.


Early Presbyterian Congregations (website)
Patterson's Creek Church, Fort Ashby (also called Frankfort), Mineral Co.,
West Virginia est. 1768
The creek was first settled about 1735, Fort Ashby was built in 1755 and was a trading post with a garrison. The census of 1782 showed 622 inhabitants along the creek. Patterson's Creek congregation appears for the first time on the records of the Donegal Presbytery on October 13, 1767, with a request for a licentiate to supply with, of course, a view to a settlement.

Fort Ashby was built next to Patterson Creek. At the time it seemed like an ideal spot; however, the low hills nearby allowed the indians to loft fire arrows over the stockade. In fact, the fort caught fire a few times, but the proximity to the creek enabled the settlers to survive the indian wars.

In 1756 Troops under George Washington stayed at the fort while enroute to Fort Cumberland. Fort Cumberland was under indian siege, then. The local militia under Col. Ashby joined Washington on the March to Cumberland. Washington surprised the indians. The battle was a route. The indians fled. Word of the victory reached the capitol. Soon people spoke of the heroics of Fort Ashby. Ever since then it has been called Fort Ashby.

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