Facts and Events
Conrad Bloss was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Page 4 - Conrod Blows, 160 acres, North side Naked Creek. Adjoining Henry Null. September 30, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 2].
Will of Conrad Bloss
- Page 278.--8th May, 1773. Conrad Bloze's will--To wife, Mary Catrine; to son, John Adam; to son, George Jacob; to wife (son?), Valentine; to daughter, Eve Elizabeth. Executors, Jacob Mayer. Teste: Adam (mark) Hetrick, Archibald Huston, Rebeka Huston. Proved, 15th November, 1774, by Hetrick. Archibald and Rebecca are dead. Jacob Mayer refuses to execute. *Administration granted Mary Catherine, who qualifies with Anthony Ealer, Alvamous Bowyer, Jacob (mark) Bowyer.
- Page 371.--5th November, 1774. Gunrod Blows' estate appraised by (5 Germans).
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 15, 1774. - (18) Archibald and Rebecca (his wife) Houston, witnesses to will of Conrad Blaze, are dead--at proving of same.
Records of Conrad Bloss in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 358.--8th February, 1759. Vendue of John Wingord's (Vinegard) estate--To Henry Colar, Christopher Kishlinger, Christopher Wingord, Ludwick Francisco, Augustine Price, Tetrach Couch, Conrad Bloze, Frederick Ermantrout, Jacob Nicholas, Margt. Wilmouth, Brice Russell, Alvenus Byar, Jacob Parsinger, Charles Man, Nicholas Millberry, Jno. Craig, Danl. Price, Jno. Fuge, Jacob Man, Henry Perkey, Nicholas Null, Jas. Laird, Charles Ty (Fy?), Paslin Hover, Valentine Cough, Valentine Cook, Valentine Pence, Robt. Scott, Jacob Man, Stephen Conrad, Christian Tetrach, Valentine Butcher, Peter Herman, Wm. Beard, John Couch.
- Land Grant Survey: Page 4 - Windle Evert, 300 acres, Naked Creek. Adjoining Blows. September 30, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 2].
- Page 223.--16th February, 1763. John Bingaman presented his settlement of John Bingaman's estate: Paid Patton's executors my father's bond with interest to 10th December, 1762; paid Mathias Carsh (Kersh); paid Wm Leppard, Nicholas Keys, Conrad Bloss, Henry and Christian Bingaman.
- Page 450.--28th October, 1765. Charles Crosson and Martha to William Harshman, £200, 230 acres on Shanandore River. Teste: Conrad Bloss. Wm. Owler, Michael Coker (Coger).
- Page 474.--29th November, 1776. Above sold at public vendue to, viz: Peter Hershman, John Cotess, John Frye (Feye?), John Byire, Olerick Harshman, Martin Nail, Frederick Hane, John Crotes, Ludwick Rinerd, Mithes Charch, Augustine Priss, Ludwick Shafner, George Blowes, John Fiey, Conrad Shlander, John Burre, John Feny, Adam Blower, Peter Runkel, Charles Fiea. (Note: George and Adam were sons of Conrad Bloss).
Information on Conrad Bloss
- Came to America from Germany. They travelled from Mannheim to Rotterdam, Holland, They then sailed on the ship Lydia which stopped at Cowes, England for six weeks and three days on the landing at Philadelphia about 10 Oct 1749. This ship had persons from Wurttemberg, Durlach, Zweibrucken and the Palantinate. He took the oath of Alliegence on 19 Oct 1749.
- Note: He first went to New Hanover, Northampton Co., Pa and then moved to Elkton, (now Rockingham Co., Va)
- Note: George Conrad may be from Manheim near Koln in Nordrhein-Westfalen or Mannheim in Wurttemberg. He is quite possibly George Conrad Ploss born 23 Mar 1709 in Enzweihingen,Wurttemberg.
- Note: Patented a tract of 56 acres, 13 perches of land in Heidleberg Twsp, Northampton Co., Pa warrented on 13 May 1750.
- Note: Patented a tract of 139 acres called Mannheim warrented on 19 Oct 1751
- Note: Patented a tract of 58 acres called Berlin warrented 9 April 1767
- Note: All above three tracted were patented on 10 April 1767.
- Note: Was a farmer on the Heidelberg Township,Northampton County, Pa tax list in 1772 2 3