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Facts and Events
Acquisition of Land in Orange County, Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
About Henry Hiestand
"Henry Heistand was born about 1709, probably near Zurich, Switzerland, and married about 1732. He was a Mennonite and probably moved to Pennsylvania and then to Orange (now Page) County, Virginia, where he lived as early as September 22, 1743, when he bought 205 acres on the banks of the Shenandoah River from Philip Long for £54.16.6; this was the area known as Powell's Fort. On August 2, 1762, he received a 264 acre grant from Lord Fairfax on the south side of the South River of Shenandoah adjoining the old Massanutten tract, and on June 3, 1778, as assignee of Peter Teas, he received a 400 acre grant from Lord Fairfax on Passage Creek in Powell's Fort.
Heistand made his will on March 22, 1777 giving his property to his five sons and three daughters, and on March 24, 1777, he sold 230 acres on the south side of the Shenandoah River to his son Peter for £100. Also on March 24, 1777, he sold 232 acres in the area to his son John for £100, and at the same time he evidently loaned money to his son Abraham to buy 300 acres from Lord Fairfax. His estate was probated on August 28, 1783." S2 page one