Person:George Keller (11)

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George Keller, Jr.
d.bef. 22 May 1820 Shenandoah County, Virginia
m. bef. 1750
  1. Jacob Keller1750 - 1810
  2. Mary Keller1753 - 1806
  3. George Keller, Jr.1758 - bef 1820
  4. Henry Keller1759 - 1823
  5. Anna Keller1761 -
  6. John Keller1763 -
  7. Frederick Kellerest 1764 -
  8. Elizabeth Keller1765 - 1821
  9. Margaret Kellerabt 1767 -
  10. Barbara Kellerabt 1769 -
  • HGeorge Keller, Jr.1758 - bef 1820
  • WSophia MowryBef 1769 - bef 1790
m. Abt. 5 May 1786
m. 15 August 1790
  1. George Keller1792 -
  2. John Kellerabt 1794 -
  3. Elizabeth L. Keller1802 -
Facts and Events
Name George Keller, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth? 19 April 1758 Stoverstown, Frederick (later Shenandoah) County, Virginia
Marriage Abt. 5 May 1786 Augusta County, Virginiato Sophia Mowry
Marriage 15 August 1790 Virginiato Christina 'Catherine' Wilkins
Death? bef. 22 May 1820 Shenandoah County, Virginia

George Keller, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of George Keller

Shenandoah County, Virginia
"In the Name of God, Amen I George Keller of the County of Shenandoah, state of Virginia being sick in body but of sound mind and memory and knowing the Certainty of death and the uncertainty when it may happen Do think proper to make this last will and Testament which I do in the following manner Viz:
First I do will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal estate
Secondly I direct and it is my absolute will that my beloved wife Catherine Keller shall have the full possession of all my land and plantation whereon I now live lying and being in the acres in County on Tom's Brook during her natural life of which she shall have the use profit and income, she maintaining and clothing my minor children and educating them in every way in a decent manner. I further give to my said wife all my and her wearing apparel of every kind Linen cloth yarn, hemp, (illegible), and wool that may be on hand at the time of my death also her bed bedstead and all the furniture belonging to the same, and cow of her own choice my loom (?) and utensils, her saddle and bridle all of which articles she shall have without being appraised.
Thirdly I will and direct that my two sons Samuel Keller and Jacob Keller each of them shall have one colt out of my stock of horses
Fourthly My daughter Susanna having not received anything of me as yet and those of my daughters that are married have received a bed and a cow I therefore give her also one bed and a cow equal with the others
Fifthly I will and bequeath that all my personal estate not herein otherwise bequeathed or disposed of shall be appraised and sold by my executor herein after named as soon as conveniently may be after my death and the net proceeds arising from such sale I give to my said wife and to my children herein named the one there part thereof to my wife and the other two thirds to my children to be equally divided among them share and share alike
Sixthly I will and direct that my Coexecutors herein after named shall as soon as conveniently may be after the death of my widow sell by way of public sale to the highest bidder all my land and real estate on such conditions and pay (illegible) as may to them appear to be to the best advantage to my heir. And the money arising from such sale after the necessary expenses and costs are paid shall be equally divided among my children herein named shall and share alike. And I do hereby empower my executors herein after named to make good conveyances to the purchaser or purchasers thereof by virtue of this my last will and testament.
My children among them my property to be divided as herein directed are as follows. My daughter Elizabeth wife of Cornelius Dysert, my son John Keller, my daughter Sarah wife of John Kern, my daughter Rebeccah wife of Gabriel Stickley, my daughter Mary wife of David Crabill, mydaughter Catharine wife of Abraham Crabill, my son Samuel Keller, my daughter Susannah Keller, my son Jacob Keller, my daughter Rachel Keller, my daughter Hannah Keller, and my daughter Barbara Keller to each of them I give their respective share for themselves and their heirs.
Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son John Keller and my son in law Abraham Crabill executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disclaiming all and every other will and will by me made, declaring this and this only to be my last will and testament. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of March AD one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.
Signed, sealed published & Declared by George Keller the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us:
David Crabill, Isaac Dunnivan, Jonathan Kronch

[Source: Will & Accounts, 1809-1863, pp. 66-68; Court Records, Woodstock Courthouse, Shenandoah County, Virginia]

At a superior Court presented May 22, 1820, John Keller and Abraham Crabill entered into bond either JACOB HUDDLE {HOTTEL}, Emanuel Wendel and Jacob Funk in the penal sum of twelve thousand dollars.
Shenandoah County Virginia Minute Book 1816-1822
12 June 1820
Rachel Keller and Hannah Keller, orphans of George over 14 chose David Crabill as their Guardian.
David Keller is appointed guardian of Barbara Keller orphan of George under 14.

Records of George Keller, Jr. in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1788. - 497) Militia ofiicers recommended: Augustine Argenbright, Captain; Samuel McClintock, Lieutenant, and George Kellor, Ensign, of the new company in First Regiment.
  • Page 167.--21st September, 1777. Adam Bratton to James Kailor (Keller?). Delivered: George Keller, 5th January, 1791, on Meadow Run in Beverley Manor, a branch of Middle River. Teste: John Heaning.
  • Vol. 2 - TITHABLES. - Tithables, 1781; William McPheeters's List: Jacob Bailor, Geo. Keller. (listed among many others).
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1786--May 5, George Kellor and Sophia Mowry, daughter of Lewis Mowry; surety, Lutwig Maurer; "consent personally."
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage in Augusta County - 1786, January 2d--By Rev. Wm. Wilson: May 7th, George Kellar and Sophia Mowry.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1789--March 28, Jacob Baylor and Ann Keller; surety George Keller.
  • Page 28.--2d June, 1799. Frederick Hanger's will--To wife, Eve; to sons, Charles and Peter; to son-in-law, Augustine Argenbright, 1/2 acre where his smith shop stands; daughter, Eve, wife of Daniel Joseph. Executors, Augustine Argenbright, Peter Ingleman. Teste: John Young, George Kellar, Christian Baylor. Proved, 22d July, 1799, by all witnesses. Argenbright qualifies.
  • Vol. 2 - Augustine Argenbright's Declaration, October 23, 1832: Age seventy-seven; born in Shenandoah County, and removed when quite young to Augusta; in 1778 he volunteered under Capt. Alexander Robertson on the expedition against the Shawnee Indians, who were making incursions on the Northwestern Frontier; proceeded from Staunton to Tygert's Valley, which was then with the intermediate country almost a wilderness. In 1781 he volunteered and marched with many others from Augusta to repel the invasion of the British under Cornwallis, who was then advancing into the interior of North Carolina; shortly before the battle of Guilford he received a furlough to enable him to visit a sick brother attached to another corps of the army, who had been left on the road on account of sickness; before his return to camp the battle of Guilford was fought, shortly after which the troops were discharged; Captain Smith, of Staunton, was commandant of his company; Col. Moffett commanded the Regiment; General Campbell commanded the Brigade; Alexander Williams and George Kellar were with him on this expedition. During the war a contractor arrived in Staunton with an immense number of horses, and declarant was employed four months (during which time he labored much on Sunday, such was the urgency of the times) shoeing horses, being a blacksmith.
  • Vol. 2 - Samuel Bell's Declaration, July, 1834: Mentions George Moffett, Joseph Patterson, Andrew Anderson, John Dickenson, Samuel McDowell, _____ Arbuckle, Robert Renick, John Wilson, William Anderson, James Mitchell, Joseph Brown, Thomas Smith, John Bell, George Craig, Robert Fulton, Col. Campbell, Robert Kirk, James Bell, George Keller, Col. William Campbell.