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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Johannes Fischbach

Ref: The Fishback Family by Kemper.


Johannes John Kemper

Refer to his father's notes.

In 1710, Alexander Spottswood at the age of 34 was appointed Governor of Virginia, the first state in the 13 colonies. He was interested in increasing the wealth and prosperity of the colony, as well as adding to his own fortune. After discovering evidence of iron in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he was eager to open mines there. He developed a plan to import skilled iron workers from Germany, where the residents were impoverished because of the developments and eager to seek their fortunes in the New World. In April 1714, Spottswood formed a group of about AtE Germans, including men, women, and children, largely from areas surrounding Siegen (Siegen was in the principality of Nassau-Siegen), and they started for America in the late summer or fall of 1713. The Germans spent a dreary winter stranded in London and arrived in Virginia in the Spring of 1714. Siegen was the center of one of the most noted iron producing and manufacturing districts in Germany. Musen, which was 15 miles northeast of Siegen, had the most celebrated mines in Germany. Spottswood made arrangements to pay for the Germans'o years.

The first German Colony of 12 families that Spottswood brought to America from Germany founded Germanna, Virginia. Johannes Kemper was among these families. The Germanna Colony was located in the summer of 1714, ostensibly to protect the frontiers from the Indians, but in reality to work the Governor'where St. George'olden Horseshoe" started. The Germans who settled there spoke High German. Although there were many religious groups, the Kempers were identified as Presbyterians. The site of this famous town was located in the northeast corner of what is now Orange County, Virginia, on a horseshoe peninsula, 400 acres, with the Rapidan River, north, west and east. The place is now only a ford in the river.

The first 12 German families later left Germanna in the spring of 1720, including Johannes and his wife, and went north about 20 miles into Stafford County, later called Prince William County, and now called Fauquier County, on the Licking River, possibly because they wanted to own their own land and Governor Spottswood would not sell them any. There they engaged in agriculture along the Rappahannock River at the settlement called "Germantown." These men were mostly mechanics and master workmen in their several trades. Germantown was eight (8) miles below Warrentown (Fauquier County), Virginia.

REFERENCE: "The Kemper Family in the United States" by Willis Miller Kemper and Harry Linn Wright, indicate that "the Germantown settlement was known far and wide for the thrift and comfortable living of its inhabitants. The community was an intelligent one."


Hans Jacob Holtzclaw

Ref: Holtzclaw Family Genealogy p 53; b.13 d. 8 Died between 16 May 1751 and 19 May 1763.

NAME: In Ancestral File was also known as John Jacob.

WILL: Jacob Holtzclaw's will January 15, 1759, probated in Fauquier County, Virginia February 29, 1760. In it he left 300 acres in Culpepper County, Virginia to his daughter Alice Katherine, wife of Henry Hitt.

Prince William's County Deed Book L pp. 58; Deeded 200 acres of land on Goose Creek in Prince William County, Virginia (later Fauquier County) by George Dogget and his wife Ann, July 22, 1748.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY DEED BOOK 1745-1746 PG 108-113:
On margin: "31st July 1736 Dd. JACOB HOLTZCLAW"
THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth and twenty seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six Between WILLIAM BAILEY of Prince William County of one part and JACOB HOLTZCLAW of the County aforesaid of other part Witnesseth that said WILLIAM BAILEY for the sum of Twenty four pounds Current money do sell unto One hundrett ninety seven acres of and which said land was by PATENT granted to JOHN BLOWERS of the County of STAFFORD and by him relapsed by reason of the said BLOWERS moving himself our of this Colony and the Quit Rents not being paid the same became eschetable and a re-survy granted to the said WILLIAM BAILEY who intermarried with the daughter and only child of the said JOHN BLOWERS and by him sold and conveyed to the aforesaid JACOB HOLTZCLAW the said Re-survey bearing date the ninth day of Septembris 1745 the said and boundeth beginning at a Large red Oak mark't J B standing at the foot of the PIGNUT RIDGE and extending thence South West to a large chestnut between a white Oak and a red Oak corner to WAUGH DARNALL thence with DARNALLs line North East to a Hiccory corner to MACQUIRE line thence with MACQUIREs line North to a chestnut thence with another of his line North West to another Chestnut thence North East to a large red Oak on the side of a hill to the said MACQUIRs Corner thence North West to a red Oak near a Branch of BROAD RUN thence South West Two hundred sixty four poles contiang One hundert ninety seven acres with all the houses Orchards and advantages whatsoever belonging (all which premises are now in the actual possession of him the said JACOB HOLTZLCAW by virtue of an Indenture for one whole year and by parcel of land unto the said JACOB HOLTZCLAW his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof said WILLIAM BAILEY hath set his hand and Seal
In presence of NATHA. CHAPMAN, WILLIAM BAILEY
GEORGE GENT, JOHN HOLTZCLAW,
WILLIAM X WOOD
At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 23d day of June 1746
This Lease Release and Receipt was proved by the oaths of GEORGE GENT, JOHN HOLTZCLAW, WILLIAM WOOD three of the witnesses thereto to be the acts and deeds of the said WILLIAM BAILEY and ELIZABETH the Wife of the said WILLIAM BAILEY being first privtely examined relinquished her right of Dower to the land which are admitted to record

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY DEED BOOK 1745-1746
Pg. 122-126
On margin, "31st July 1746. Dd. JACOB HOLTZCLAW"
THIS INDENTURE made the twentieth and twenty first day of June in the Twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord GEORGE the second and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six Between HARMON KAMPER and CATHERINE his Wife of the Parish of Hamilton and County of Prince William of one part and JACOB HOLTZCLAW of the Parish and County aforesaid of other part Witnesseth that said HARMON KAMPER and CATHERINE his Wife for the sum of Tenn pounds Current money to them paid hath granted unto the said JACOB HOLTZCLAW and to his heirs and assigns a parcel of land containing Forty acres being in the parish and County aforesaid and on the East side of LICKING RUN being part of a Grand PATENT taken up by JOHN FISHBACK, JOHN HUFMAN and the aforesaid JACOB HOLTZCLAW and by them conveyed by Deeds to JOSEPH COUNTS deced and by him given and bequeathed in his Last Will and Testament to CATHERINE KEMPER the wife of the aforesaid HARMON KAMPER first part to these presents the said land lying between the land of ELIZABETH RICTER and ELIZABETH MARR and the land of the aforesaid JACOB HOLTZCLAW Together with all the houses and appurtenances whatsoever to the said JACOB HOLTZCLAW belonging (all which premises are now in the actual possession of him the said JACOB HOLTZCLAW by virtue of Indenture for one whole year and by virtue of the statute for the transferring of uses into possession) To Have and To Hold the said parcel of land unto the said JACOB HOLTZCLAW his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said HARMON KAMPER and CATHERINE his Wife have set their hand and Seals
In presence of JAMES GENN, HARMON + KEMPER
JACOB SPILMAN, JOHN HOLTZCLAW CATHERINE KEMPER
At a Court held for the county of Prince William the 23d day of June 1746 HARMON KEMPER and CATHERINE his Wife (she being first privately examined and thereto consenting) acknowledged this Lease Release & Receipt to JACOB HOLTZCLAW to be their acts and deed which are admitted to record


Squire John Fishback

Ref: Disposition of Mary Strother aged 83 years, .... saith that her brother John Fishback was drafted in the militia in Revolutionary service in the year 1780 for six months service in the Fauquier Co. Virginia Militia, and marched about the first of Oct under the command of a Capt James Winn, and returned home in the month of March 1781, having as she understood, served his full term. Seal- James Pickett, Justice of Peace in Fauquier Co. 17 June 1841.

Fauquier Marriage Bonds list Alice Morgan & John Fishback 17 Jun 1771 and Alice's father's will lists her as Alice Fishback. John's brother Jacob married Phoebe, a sister to Alice.


Mary Fishback

Gave a sworn statement, (see her brother - John's notes) at age 83 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

ANF (1996) lists death 1813/1817