Facts and Events
George Crisman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of George Crisman in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 2 - Alexander Campbell and Jane his wife, of Rockingham County, vs. Herring--O. S. 176; N. S. 62--Bill 29th May, 1804. Jane is one of sisters of the full blood of William Herring, late of Rockingham, who died intestate. At time of his death complainants lived in Ireland, where the other sisters now reside, but shortly afterwards removed to Rockingham. Thomas Herring of Rockingham, claiming as half-brother of William, administered. Answer questions Jane's relationship to William. Thomas Heron left Ireland about forty years ago. There was a coroner's inquest on William's body. He was drowned. Agreement dated 16th August, 1792, between the subscribers and William Herron, schoolmaster. William is to teach an English school at following rates, viz: for £30 he is to teach for one year and to have his boarding, washing, and lodging. He is to teach the scholars well and truly in Reading, Writing and also Arethmetick, with care and attention. 3d October the school is to commence. Jacob Lincoln, Solm. (?) Mathews, John Bordine (?), Jacob Custard, David Brumfield, Jos. Lair, Cornelius Bryan, Michael Warren, Jesse Ray, Hannah Haus, Thomas Bryan, Thomas May, David Caufman, George Crisman, William Gray, Thomas Bryan, Sr., Isaac Wisman, Wm. Ralston, Dives Bryan, John Bryan, Samuel Dehart, Mr. Traverse, Evin Thomas (Subscribers). Endorsed Linvills Creek School Article. Articles of Agreement, 27th November, 1790, between subscribers and William Herron, schoolmaster. William is to teach an English school three months for £7-10. Reading, Writing and Arathmetic. Benj. Tallman (4 scholars); James Henton (4 scholars); Hannah Harrison (2 scholars); Christian Miller (3 scholars); Engle Boyer (2 scholars); Samuel Allen (1 scholar); Reuben Harrison (4 scholars); Cap. Josiah Harrison (1 scholar); Jno. Armintrout (1 scholar), subscribers. Agreement as above dated 23d October, 1788, to teach Spelling, Reading, Writing and common Arithmetic. John Kirk, Jane Kirk, James Elliott, Wm. Sterrett, John Craford, James Trimble, Samuel Runkle, Frances Acord, James Reding, Jno. Hogshead, Thos. Eskil, Hannah Sawyers, Thos Tumblin, Jno. Ellott, Wm. Crafford, David Boyler, James Bell, Jno. Lamb. To be paid in grain, wheat at /3 and Rye at /26. William Blain deposes that William Herron was drowned in attempting to cross North River, Thomas Herring deposes, 1808, that from 1784 William until his death lived with him. Hugh Paul deposes that he was well acquainted with William Herron and Alexander Campbell's wife, and knows that they were full brother and sister. John Glendye deposes, 21st January, 1805, that he was acquainted with a certain William Herron in Ireland for some time before his death, being very aged when deponent first knew him. Deponent was the stated Minister of the Gospel in the Congregation of which said William was a member for about 20 years before deponent came to America. Said William was twice married and had children by the first marriage, particularly a son Thomas. Deponent never saw Thomas in Ireland, he having left there before deponent came to that congregation and had come to America, but since he came to America deponent has seen a Thomas Herron of Rockingham who he understands is the same Thomas. Deponent says he knew William Herron, Charity Herron, who married Thomas Kyle, since deceased, Jane Herron, who married Alexander Campbell (plaintiff), and Mary Herron, who married Thomas Mitchell, all children of William Herron by the second marriage. That William, Jr., frequently officiated as singing clerk to this deponent in his congregation in Ireland for several years. William, Jr., came to America some years before this deponent, but when deponent settled in Staunton, some time before William, Jr., died, the latter was an inhabitant and he officiated again as clerk for him in Staunton. Deponent knew Alexr. Campbell and his wife, Jane, in Ireland and since they came to America, and he celebrated their marriage. Taken at house of Nathan Griffith in Baltimore, 21st January, 1805.
- 10. GEORGE4 CHRISMAN (JACOB3, JOHANNES PETER2, GEORGE1) was born 1744 in Virginia, and died 29 Aug 1816 in Rockingham, Virginia. He married HANNAH MCDOWELL. She was born 1747, and died 24 Jan 1817. George Chrisman Home
- Children of GEORGE CHRISMAN and HANNAH MCDOWELL are:
- i. HANNAH CHRISMAN, m. JOSHUA KRING.
- ii. MARGARET CHRISMAN, m. JOHN SPEARS.
- 32. iii. JOSEPH CHRISMAN, b. 08 Jan 1766; d. 20 Jan 1828.
- 33. iv. HUGH CHRISMAN, b. 15 Mar 1769; d. 12 Jun 1849.
- 34. v. JOHN "GENTLEMEN JACK" CHRISMAN, b. 27 Aug 1773; d. 01 May 1815.
- vi. CHARLES CHRISMAN, b. 30 May 1775; d. 24 Jul 1812.
- vii. ELIZABETH CHRISMAN, b. 1777; d. 1835; m. CONRAD CUSTER.
- [Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flebbe/surnames/chrisman.html].