Facts and Events
George Mouse was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
George Mouse Killed by Indians in 1758
George Mouse was a likely victim in the "Ft. Seybert Massacre" on 28 April 1758 in Augusta (later Pendleton) County, Virginia (later West Virginia), which is mentioned in the Indian Attacks of 1755-1758 in Augusta County of settlers killed by "the enemy" (most likely Shawnee Indians being spurred on by the French) in Augusta County.
Estate Records of George Mouse
- Page 246.--18th May, 1758. Michael Mallow's bond (with Daniel Smith, Peter Venneman) as administrator of George Mouse.
- Page 30.--28th June, 1758. George Mouse's estate settlement, by Michael Mallow. Allowed 19th May, 1761. Sold to Cateren Moser, Jacob Cutman, Chas. Deavier, Seasor (Caesar) Brown, Henry Banener. Second vendue, 8th November, 1758, to Felty Mack, Jno. Arewen, Thos. Peterson, Robt. Mines, Andrew Arewen. Third vendue, 1st October, 1760, to Geo. Caplinger, Michael Props. Received from Geo. Madison for Providen (provender). Received from Capt. Smith, patterole money. Received from Capt. Smith for provender. Received from Abraham Smith, patterole money. Received from Frank Cartley. Received from Henry Fletcher. Paid Gabriel Gile for horse hunting. Paid John McCoy. Paid Andrew Smith for spinning. Three days driving cows from Trout Rock to Cartley's Fort.
- Page 272.--8th November, 1758. George Mouse's appraisement, by Ephraim Love, Daniel Love, Arthur Jonson.
- Page 398.--20th August, 1760. Frederick Mouse's bond (with Lewis Stephens, Wm. Preston) as administrator of George Mouse.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1760. - (394) Admn. of estate of George Mouse taken from Michael Mallard and granted to Fred. Mouse, brother and next of kin to George.
- Page 360.--23d August, 1764. Settlement of George Mouse's estate, by Michael Mallow, recorded--1761, May 26th, paid by order by Fredk. Mouse, present administrator.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1765. - (341) Elizabeth Mouse, aged 14, orphan of George Mouse, chose John Dunkle guardian.
- Page 393.--21st May, 1765. Jno. Dunkle's bond (with Michl. Mallow, Geo. Hammer) as guardian (chosen) to Elizabeth, orphan of George Mouse.
Records of George Mouse in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - 1749 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. - Valuation of improvements on 2,464 acres belonging to William Parks, on Southern Border Potomac, 17th November, 1749, viz: George Mouss, improvements. Hanness Dockell's improvements. John Kerre's improvements. Peter Moser's improvements. Jacob Sifert's improvements.
- Page 64.--18th August, 1761. Mark Miller's estate to Peter Vaneman, administrator--Due to Elizabeth Vaneman, Henry Barringer, Michl. Arehart, Mathias Dice, Henry Puckett, George Mouse, Borket Rider, Geo. Harris, George Caplinger, Looney Higher, Jacob Jobe, Philip Huffman.
Information on George Mouse
George Mouse was born about 1715 in Hornbach, Germany and arrived in Philadelphia, PA on December 3, 1740 “It appears he spent but little time in Pennsylvania as his ...... is recorded in the Pendleton Country records of 1749 (not sure of this date either) with reguard (sic) to an appraisal of property he owned on the South branch. There was also a Frederick Mouse noted in the Augusta County records of 1760 as being a brother and next of kin to the senior George Mouse, deceased. “ We now know this Frederick Maus was a hosier in Philadelphia.
Source: From "John Tankard Maus Story", by John Douglas Maus [John Tankard Maus Story]