Facts and Events
George Barnet Mann (Mohn) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Lancaster County, PA
- On May 26, 1738, George Barnet Mann received Warrant number 150 for "200 acres situate in Earl Township, Lancaster County...on the west side of Conestoga Creek." The warrant gave him six months in which to meet the requirements set forth, and to decide if he wanted the tract surveyed. He did meet the requirements and decided in the affirmative. The survey was dated May 30, 1740, and was for 142 acres with allowances for roads.
- On May 1, 1744, George Barnet sold his land to Martin Brown. Did faltering relations with the Indians have a bearing on the exodus from Pennsylvania, which reached flood proportions in the mid-1740's? As far as George Barnet Mann is concerned, we cannot be sure, but whatever the cause, or combination of causes, he sold the farm he had lived on for six years or more in Lancaster County, and moved his family to Virginia.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquistion of Land in Augusta County:
- Barnet Mann received a land patent for 200 acres (or possibly more) "on Stony Run", a tributary of the Shenandoah River near Peaked Mountain, on 12th May 1759, as listed in the dispositions below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 469.--21st May, 1766. Bamet (s/b Barnet) Man and Margret ( ) to George Man, £20, 100 acres, part of tract patented to Barnet, 12th May, 1759, on Stoney Run, corner Jacob Man's land. Teste: Jacob Parsinger, Steven Conrod, John Man.
- Page 472.--21st May, 1766. Same (From Barnet Mann and Margaret) to Jacob Man, £20, 100 acres, part of above patented tract on Stoney Run.
Processioning List of 1767/8
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Augustine Price and Frederick Armontrout, viz: For Peter Teasler, for Peter Seller, for Michael Shurle, for John Coutts, for Jacob Man, for John Man, for Jacob Herman, for Henry Long for George Mellow, for Anthony Aeiler, for Jacob Nicholas, for John Hetrick, for Henry Seller, for Alveness Roy(g)ers, for Christopher Deter for George Man, for Peter Miller, for George Miller, for George Fridle, for Peter Herman, Jr.; for Augustine Price, Anthony Aeiler present; for Jacob Arcebright, for Adam Heterick, for Adam Pens, for Jacob Miller, for James Fraiser, for Thomas Burke, for Peachey Gilmore for Charles Rush, for Fredk. Armentrout, for David Fraizer, for Jno. Craige.
Records of George Barnet Mann in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on George Barnet Mann
Jerg Bernhart Mohn, aged thirty-one, arrived in Philadelphia September 21st 1732. He had left a land devastated by wars for a hundred years. The Thirty Years War, 1618-1648, alone claimed the death of over half of the population of some of the southern provinces in central Europe. Then came the frequent wars of Louis XIV of France who at one time laid claim to the entire Palatinate (German "Pfalz"), a large district which lay near France on both sides of the Rhine north of Alsace and Lorraine. His soldiers were compared to the Huns in their savage onslaughts. The land they could not hold, they burned. At last, in 1713-1714 came the Peace of Utrecht ending the War of the Spanish Succession. The people and the land were exhausted. There were vast areas of ruined farms, burned homes, desolate cities, destitute people. This beautiful land which had been and is today as fertile and as pleasant as any in Europe, was then a land to flee.