George (Zimmerman) Carpenter, Sr., of Cub Run, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
George (Zimmerman) Carpenter was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 513.--15th November, 1752. Timothy Croswaite, of Orange, to George Zimerman, 400 acres; Cub Run. Teste: Alexander Fulerton, Wm. Thompson.
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Page 238 - George Carpenter, Sr., 150 acres, Head Branches of Cub Run. Adjoining David Laird and his own land. May 24, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 84].
Estate Records of George (Zimmerman) Carpenter
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - ROCKINGHAM COUNTY RECORDS. The following notes are from the Minute Book of the County Court of Rockingham through the Revolutionary Period: 1779--July 26th, Will of George Zimmerman, alias Carpenter, proved; Ann, George, and Adam Zimmerman qualify executors. (Note: George (Zimmerman) Carpenter's will is most likely is in Rockingham County records).
- The last court record of George Zimmerman, Sr., in Rockingham County concerns the bond for the administration of his estate in the sum of £10,000, given by Ann Zimmerman, his widow, George Zimmerman (II) and Adam Zimmerman, as executors of the last will and testament of George Zimmerman, on July 26, 1779, ‘in the 4th year of the Commonwealth’. [Source: "The Carpenters of Carpenter's Station, Kentucky", by Virginia Tyler Carpenter].
Records of George (Zimmerman) Carpenter in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 271.--3d November, 1750. Mathew Shaup's will--Eldest sons-in-law, Michael Cam, George Cam, the full estate their own father left them; one-third to be divided between 8 children; one-third to be divided between his own 6 children; two eldest sons, John and Adam Shaup. Executors, George Carpenter, Jacob Pence. Teste: Henry Dickey (Dickins), Jacob Nicholas, George Bernhart Mann. Proved, 28th November, 1750; proved by Nicholas, and others summoned.
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT.- 1755--page 110, George Carpenter, South Mountain.
- Page 83.--17th September, 1761. Valentine Pence's estate appraised, by Archd. Huston, Jacob Nicholas, Geo. Carpenter.
- Page 665.--19th June, 1764. Phillip Long, eldest son and heir-at-law of Paul Long, who was eldest son and heir-at-law of Phillip Long, of Frederick County, to Stephen Hemsburger, £40, 176 acres purchased by Phillip, Sr., of Joseph Phillips (deed recorded in Orange) on Shannando River. Teste: George Carpenter. Delivered: Stephen Hansberger, November, 1766.
- Page 365.--20th November, 1764. John Sheldon's appraisement (by Jos. English, Geo. Carpenter, Jas. Leard), and settlement of estate, recorded. Wm. Beard, administrator. To attendance given while sick, myself and family, 3 weeks. Cash paid Robert Elliott.
- Page 46.--19th August, 1766. James Clarke to Samuel Clarke, his son, £10, 84 acres on a branch of Middle River, part of 384 acres conveyed to James by Beverley, 15th May, 1746; corner Robert Clarke's part of same tract; corner John Clarke's land. Teste: George Carpenter. Delivered: Samuel Clarke, 19th November, 1770.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (A). - Carpenter et als. vs. Fotch.--George Carpenter and Ann, his wife; Stephen Huntsberger and Ursilla, his wife; Mathew Heorce and Frances, his wife, daughters and co-heirs of John Shitly, deceased. John was a German, and died in Germany, leaving the above daughters, all infants, and ____ ____, his widow. The widow came to America with the children and married John Fotch before coming. She died at Plymouth on the passage over. John Shitly left no estate, but his father, Malchior Shitly, left estate. The Shitlys went from Switzerland to Holland, where they took ship. They landed in Maryland, intending to settle at Tulpahocken, in Pennsylvania. Fotch left Germany in 1744. Mathew or Martin Heorse (called both).
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (A). Carpenter vs. Fonts (Fotch).--Chancery. Writ dated 24th November, 1763. Complainants are George Carpenter and Ann, his wife; Stephen Hantsberger and Ursilla, his wife; Matthew Hearce and Francis, his wife, daughters and co-heirs of John Shitley, deceased; that John Shitley was an inhabitant of the German Empire, where he died, having a small personal estate, leaving behind him your oratrices, then very young, and ____, his wife, mother of oratrices, and one of the defendants, who by the laws and customs of the empire, possessed herself of the small fortune of her husband. Shortly after the father's death, the widow, thinking to benefit herself and children, transported herself to America, bringing with her your oratrices and what remained of John Shitley's estate, amounting to near £100, Virginia currency, and some time after her arrival married John Fotch, the other defendant, who took possession of all the effects. That as your oratrices grew up, they intermarried (as above) and their husbands frequently applied to the said John Fotsch and wife for the parts due their wives, but obtained only £20 Pennsylvania Currency, £7 Virginia Currency, and 2 horses, worth £14, for which they gave receipt to Fotsch, expecting to receive the remainder in a short time, but now so it is, he refuses to pay them anything more. John Fotch's answer: He married the widow of John Shitley in Germany and not in America, and that on her passage to America she died at Plymouth. He never possessed himself of any part of Shitley's estate, for he died insolvent, except a few trifling bed clothes made use of by his children on shipboard, but he says the grandfather of oratrices, Malchia Shitley, left them goods and chattels which this defendant, marrying their mother, possessed himself of, and before he came to America sold for as much money as came to £67 Virginia Currency, of which defendant expended £8 for oratrices for provisions and carriage from Switzerland to Holland, where they took shipping, almost 300 miles. He also paid for their passage to America the sum of 16 pistoles, and provisions growing short on shipboard, he was obliged to expend 30 shillings. Having landed in Maryland and intending to settle at Tulpahocken in Pennsylvania, he spent £3, 15 for provisions and carriage to that place. That he left Germany in 1744, and about 2 or 3 years after he came to this country he advanced to oratrices £25 in Virginia Currency, and two mares of the price of £14, 10. That lately, on 31st March, 1762, he and omplainants came to a final settlement and defendant agreed to settle with them £42. Augustine Price deposes before Felix Gilbert: That is March, 1762, in company with George Carpenter, John Fetch and others, Carpenter and Fetch agreed to leave their dispute to Jacob Pershinger, Jacob Nicholas and Daniel Price, but they could not agree, when they came to an agreement themselves, the only question remaining whether Virginia or Pennsylvania Currency. Daniel Price deposes the same. Jacob Miller deposes: That being at the house of John Fetch some time in March, 1749, he heard George Carpenter ask three Gerles, that were heirs to the estate of _____, if they were satisfied with what they had received. Jacob Pershinger deposes like Augustine Price. Barbary Miller deposes, that being in company with Usley Shutling in 1750, Usley said she had received a mare and some clothes, and was well satisfied.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1767. - (88) George Carpenter appointed surveyor of of highway, vice James Brinster.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1767. - (245) John Frazier, Wm. Beard, Geo. Carpenter, Jr., Randall Lockhart, Catherine Shirley. (Note: likely the son of this George Carpenter, may indicate an earlier marriage?).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1767 (C). George Carpenter vs. William Crow.--Simon Robinson deposes, 21st May, 1767, before John Poage: That he was employed by Capt. Crow to help him to take a drove of cattle towards Pennsylvania, and on their way said deponent saith several strange cattle came into the drove, and particularly below Frazier's some came in, as likewise at Davies Mill, all which he believes was turned out, and had particular orders from Mr. Crow to take care of the drove, and likewise to be careful to turn out all stray cattle, and likewise said Crow did assist himself to turn out cattle at different times and order people where they lodged to detain stray cattle from their drove till they could get clear of. William (mark) English deposes: That passing by Shurley's he saw in his pasture Capt. Crow's drove of cattle, and with them he saw several of Mr. Carpenter's cattle. Next morning, after they were started off out of the field and met several of Mr. Carpenter's cattle on road coming back. Randal Lockhart deposes, 21st May, 1767: That about four years agone he met with Mr. Crow at Pat. Frazier's with his drove and was desired by said Crow to count his cattle, which he did, and counted 131. He assisted Mr. Crow down the road as far as where John Waddell lived, and helped to turn out some cattle out of the drove, and was desired by said Crow so to do. Some time after Mr. Crow came home. Deponent heard Mr. Carpenter and said Crow discoursing about cattle that Carpenter lost. Crow affirmed that he discovered one stray cow, and no more, in his drove at Robert Wilson's. Some time afterwards Crow went down to speak with Carpenter about cattle that he had lost, who affirmed he had lost two. Crow asked him what price he valued his cattle to. He said £6. Crow said he would set the price on an average, or leave it to two men, if he could prove his cattle were in his drove. They nominated Robert Shanklin and William Beard. The appointment was set, and the time came, but Carpenter did not appear. James Bruster deposes: In October, 1763, deponent went to house of George Carpenter in search of lost cattle, which he suspected Mr. Crow had taken off in his drove, and they went in search of Crow's drove. On their way they came to Michael Shirley's. Mrs. Shirley said Crow had asked her to count the drove, which she did, and found them 141. They proceeded to Alex. Buchanan. Mrs. Buchanan told them that Crow's drove increased damnably. Thence they went to one Heard's. Mr. Heard said Crow offered to sell one heifer. They came to Mr. Crow's house in Staunton. Mr. Crow says: Mr. Bruster, I understand you are like to make me out a cow thief? I never called you a thief, but you acknowledged a stray cow which I dare ventur to say is mine, and I have come to see what you have done with her.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1769 (E). - Wm. Crow vs. Geo. Carpenter.--Slander. George was born in Germany.
- Page 310.--9th May, 1770. Thomas Redford's estate appraised, by George Carpenter, James Bruster, Archd. Huston.
- Page 404.--26th December, 1774. Stephen Hansbarger's will--To wife, Uashel (Rachel?); to sons, Adam, Henry, Stephen, Conrad, Robert. Executor, son Adam. Teste: John Zimmerman, George Zimmerman, Adam Carpenter, Jacob Miller, Leonard Zimmerman. Proved, 19th March, 1776, by Jacob Miller and Geo. Carpenter. Executor qualified.* (No bond recorded.)
- Page 398.--22d November, 1775. Recorded. Elizabeth Armentrout's appraisement by David Harned, George Carpenter, Jacob Grub.
- Page 409.--__ _____, ____. Jacob Conrad's will--To son, Jacob, testator's dwelling place; to daughter, Barbara, the place she lives on (wife of Charles Hedrick); to daughter, Elizabeth, the place she lives on, bought of Christopher Thompson and James Skidmore, wife of George Fisher: to daughter Mary Conrad's two children, Margaret Barlet, John Clifton, land bought from Saml. Caplinger; to Jonas Friend, a debt to be paid; son to sign his three sisters their deeds by his Earship. Teste: Wolerey Conrad, John Skidmore, George Kile. Proved, 19th March, 1776 (translation by George Carpenter) by the witnesses. Jacob Conrad qualifies administrator.
- Page 479.--18th March, 1777. Recorded. Steen Hansbaig's (s/b Stephen Harnsbarger's) appraisement by Geo. Carpenter, John Zoller (Seller?).
- Carpenter, Virginia T. The Carpenter's of Carpenter's Station. (Fort Myers, Florida: V.T. Carpenter, 1976).