d.Bef. 27 May 1811
Facts and Events
Jacob Gebert was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Relation to Mathias Gebert
Jacob Gebert, migrated and acquired land in Augusta County in 1768, about the same time as Matthias Gebert, a contemporary who also acquired land very closeby in Beverley Manor just a year later, in 1769. Matthias witnessed the deed from Samuel and Isabel McNabb to Jacob Gebert in 1768, listed below. They are cousins according to Gebert/Gabbard researchers.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Jacob Gebert's land (Beverley Manor NW, 2 Tracts: 1) 225 acres acquired from Samuel McNabb in 1768, part of Thomas Peery's original patent of 1749; 2) 150 acres from William McNabb, part of his 300-acre original patent of 1749) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: land acquired by Matthias Gebert is located nearly to the northwest).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 29.--6th April, 1768. Samuel McNabb and Isabel) ( ) to Jacob Gabhart, 10 shillings, 225 acres, part of a larger tract surveyed for Thomas Percy, deceased, in Beverley Manor conveyed to him, 28th February, 1749, this part being bounded, viz., joining John Campbell, William McClintick and James Percy. Teste: Mathias Gabert, William Jamison, Andrew Thompson. Delivered: Jacob Gabhert, August Court, 1769.
- Page 364.--23d April, 1770. William ( ) McNabb and Martha ( ) to Jacob Gebhard (Gabhard, Gabherd, Gabhert, Gebhort), £10, 150 acres in Beverley Manor on North Branch of Christian's Creek; corner James McNab's, part of same tract; corner Samuel Downey; Adam Thompson's line; corner James McNab's, part of same tract. Delivered: Jacob Gabbert, February, 1779.
- Page 331.--19th September, 1786. John Peery (Peerie) and Martha, of Caussewell County, North Carolina, to Jacob Gabbert. (Note: the location of this land and number of acres was not listed).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 26.--16th Auugst, 1769. Jacob Gabbert and Barbara ( ) to Frederick Hanger, £60, 226 acres conveyed to Jacob by McNabb, 7th April, 1768, joining John Campbell, Wm. McClintock and James Peary. Delivered: Fred. Hanger, 26th June, 1771.
Records of Jacob Gebert in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY 18, 1779 - (450) Commission granted to take deposition of Sarah, wife of John Caldwell. Deed to Jacob Gabbert.
- Page 187.--29th January, 1781. William Long's will (of South River, Shanadore)--To wife; to son, Alexander Long, the money that son William had in possession at his decease; to son, William's son, infant; to son, Francis, 100 acres adjoining Jacob Gabhart; to sons, David and Joseph, 400 acres that David lives on; to son, John, if ever he returns home again; to son, James, part of testator's home tract adjoining James Bell; to son, Samuel, other part of tract lying between Francis and James; to daughters, Elizabeth Henderson and Dorcas Barnet, 150 acres on Long Meadow; to grandson, William Long, son of son William, 250 acres on Long Meadow adjoining Andrew McClure and James Alexander. Executors, sons Alexander, Samuel, James. Teste: John Bell, Gabriel Alexander, Joseph Bell. Proved, 18th September, 1781, by John Bell and Alexander.
- To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County, the petition of the sundry inhabitants in the bounds of Captain Long's Company of Militia humbly showeth:
- That your petitioners, while headed by Captain Christian, and since headed by Captain Long, then enjoyed the greatest tranquility, but now likely to he clouded by the loss of so noble an officer by a mere delusion.
- The most of us can, and will (if called upon), undertake to declare on oath that Captain Long behaved himself at the Battles of Hot Water and Jamestown as a good soldier and a noble officer. As to his conduct at York we cannot pretend to say farther than from the most authentic accounts that we could collect he had not that fair play that a true citizen ought to have had. From which motives induces us to believe, and truly hope, your worships will, when you come to look at the affair, reinstate him in his post, that we may continue our old rank, as we have ever been faithful subjects, contributed every thing in our power for the benefit of the States, turned out cheerfully our quota of men on every occasion.
- Therefore, as your worships is the only door we are to go through to justice, humbly hope you will recommend him to his Excellency, the Governor, which will prevent us from falling from our old rank, to wit, the second in the Battalion to the youngest, and your petitioners shall, as in duty bound ever pray, &c &c.
- (Signed) Jas. Davis, John Christian, Jr., Rich'd Shires, Saml. Blackwood, John Brooks. Jr., Robert Scott, Samuel Brooks, John Black, William Black, Joseph Bell, Ensign; Thomas Rutledge, Gill. Christian, James Bert, Gilbert Christian, Giles Brooks, W. Christian, William Davis, Thomas Kear, Benjamin Carr, James Wright, John Bell, Edward Rutledge, Samuel Armstrong, Neal O'Dear, Joseph Kerr, Robert Christian, Francis Best, Charles Donely, Jonathan Brooks, Jacob Gabert, Anthony Black, Alexander Wright, William Shields, William Brown, Robert Christian, Lieutenant; Gabriel Alexander, James Bready, Jacob van Lear, John Christian, Mathew Alexander, John Bready, Joseph Colter, John Alexander, John Bready, George Marshall.
- Page 10.--18th March, 1783. Benjamin Bennett, of Rockbridge, son and heir-at-law of Richard Bennett, deceased, to Rev. Archibald Scott, 245 acres gained by Benjamin from Beverley by a suit in chancery in 1780 in Augusta County Court, being the plantation where Wm. McKnab and Jacob Gabert formerly lived.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1786 (F to K). - Jacob Gabhert and Mary, his wife, vs. Lewis Myers.--Writ, February, 1784.
- Page 4.--28th September, 1786. Philip (X) Olinger's will, farmer--To son, Jacob, 186 acres, home place; to wife, Juliana; to son, Stophel; to daughter. Barbara, and her son, John Palmer, infant; to daughter, Katharine; to grandson, Jacob Casner, infant, to be taught both Dutch and English, and to cypher, and a trade; to son, Philip, deed to be made for 148 acres he now lives on. Executors, Jacob Gabord and Augustine Argenbright. Teste: Jacob Maxwell, Wat. Cunningham, Frederick Hanger. Proved, April, 1787, by Cunningham and Hanger. Argenbright qualifies. (Note: Phillip Olinger was the father-in-law of Jacob Gabbard).
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1791--February 21, Jacob Palmer (German) and Barbara Gabhart, daughter of Jacob Gabhart (consent); surety, Jno. Sharp, Jr.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1791--February 22, Jacob Teeford and David Cale, surety. Jacob Teeford and Barbara Gabart, daughter of Jacob Gabart. (Note: it appears that Jacob Gebert had two daughters both named Barbara, or perhaps one was named "Mary Barbara", after his wife).
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1794--April 7, Philip Dull and Jacob Gabhart, surety. Philip Dull and Catharine Gabhart, daughter of above Jacob Gabhart.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1798--October 29, Joseph Hesey and John Gabbert, surety. Joseph Heise and Elizabeth Gabbert, of age, daughter of Jacob Gabbert (consent). Teste: Jacob Palmer.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1799--August 24, George Gabhart and Stoaks Ellinger, surety. George Gabhart and Elizabeth Ellinger, daughter of above Stoaks Ellinger. Geo. is son of Jacob Gabert (German), (consent). Teste: Philip Palmer, Peter Gabert.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1801--April 14, Jacob Kershner and John Gabert, surety. Jacob Kershner and Peggy Gabert, daughter of Jacob Gabert (Geberd), (consent). Teste: George Hanger. Jacob Kershner is son of David Kershner.