Facts and Events
Emanuel Akerling was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 113.--15th January, 1754. Garrett Zinn to Manuel Ekerling, 125 acres, part of 900 acres patented to Garrett 20th June, 1753, on Woods River Cor. John Miller.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 210.--16th October, 1767. Samuel Ekerling, eldest brother and heir-at-law of Emanuel Ekerling, deceased, of County of Philadelphia, Penna., to William Davis, of Philadelphia City, £60, 125 acres on New River, part of 900 acres patented to Garret Zinn 20th June, 1753, and by him conveyed to Emanuel, 15th January, 1754; corner John Miller opposite a small island. Teste: Alexander McClenachan, John King, William Christian. Delivered: Wm. Davis, 31st July, 1770.
- Vol. 1 - Akerling vs. Linn (Zinn?).--Will filed 1767. Samuel Akerling (Ekerling), late of County of Augusta, in year 1750, owned land on Dunker Bottom, on New River, sold it to Garret Zinn. Bonds were put in hands of orator's brother, ____ Akerling, who lived on Gawgawganie, where he was taken prisoner, his house and effects burned by Indians. Garrett Zinn, in order not to be murdered by the Indians, moved to Carolina, where he died intestate, leaving Valentine Zinn (defendant) his eldest son and heir, who sold the land to Israel Christian (defendant).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 118.--16th January, 1754. Garrett Zinn to John Miller, 380 acres being part of a 900 acre tract patented (see p. 113). On Woods River. Cor. Manuel Ekerling, opposite a long island. Teste: Ebenezer West.