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Jacob Persinger, of Cub Run and Peaked Mtn.
b.1716
  • F.  Persinger (add)
  1. Jacob Persinger, of Cub Run and Peaked Mtn.1716 - 1789
  2. Christian Persinger1719 - abt 1766
  • HJacob Persinger, of Cub Run and Peaked Mtn.1716 - 1789
  • WRebecca UnknownBef 1720 - 1756
m. bef. 1737
  1. Phillip PersingerAbt 1737 - 1756
  2. Abraham PersingerAbt 1739 - 1756
  3. Johann Christian 'Christopher' Persinger1741 - 1802
  4. Catherine PersingerBEF 1746 -
  5. Jacob Persinger, Jr.1748/49 - 1840
  6. John Henry Persinger1752 - 1824
  7. John George Persinger1756 - 1811
  • HJacob Persinger, of Cub Run and Peaked Mtn.1716 - 1789
  • WCatherine PenceBef 1743 -
m. 1760
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Name Jacob Persinger, of Cub Run and Peaked Mtn.
Gender Male
Birth? 1716
Marriage bef. 1737 to Rebecca Unknown
Marriage 1760 Prob. Virginiato Catherine Pence
Death? 1789 Greenbrier County, Virginia

Jacob Persinger was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 2 - Jacob Persinger, 130 acres between Cub Run and Stony Run. Adjoining Jacob Herman (Harman), April 27, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 1].
  • Page 445.--17th June, 1762. Philip Haws, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Passenger, £30, 125 acres between Cub Run and Picked Mountain, patented to Haws, 14th February, 1761. Cor. Nicholas Trout, Jacob Pence's line. Teste: Jacob ( ) Pence, Adam Pence. Delivered: Jacob Argenbright, November, 1764.
  • Page 640.--9th June, 1764. Peter Hull and Susanna to Jacob Passenger, £60, receipt whereof, &c., and discharge the said George Lewis Hockheimer, 240 acres in southwest side of Cub Run, a branch of Shanandoe; corner Charles Rusk's land, line of Curby's land; corner Patrick Wilson; corner Pouley's land, line of Russell's land, part of tract patented to Jacob Stover and conveyed to Christophell Francisco, the elder, and by him to Peter Hull. Delivered: Nicholas Mildebarger, March, 1769.
  • Page 791.--25th December, 1764. John Sharp and Ann ( ) and Adam Sharp, of Bedford, to Jacob Persinger, £140, 350 acres devised to John and Adam by their father Mathew Sharp, who purchased it from Jacob Harmon and it was conveyed to John and Adam since the death of Mathew, 16th May, 1759, near upper end of the Peaked Mountain. Teste: Michael Prinder, Christopher ( ) Persinger, Mikell ( ) Barnett. Delivered: Anthony Ailer, April, 1772.
  • Page 120 - Jacob Pearisioner, 250 acres, North River of the Shenandoah. Adjoining Grubbs. May 5, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 44].


Acquisition and Disposition of Land in the Cowpasture (From "A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia", By Oren F. Morton, B., Lit. Dayton, Virginia, J. K. Reubush Company 1923):


  • Jacob Persinger bought of William McMurray, 1770, twenty acres on McMurray's Creek, a branch of the Cowpasture. Consideration unnamed.
  • Jacob Persinger bought of William Thompson, executor of James Patton, 1771, for twenty-five pounds, forty-four acres on Willson's Creek of James River.
  • Jacob Persinger, Sr., sold land on Nelson's (Wilson's) Creek, a branch of James, 1775, to John Hansberger.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 725.--20th November, 1764. Jacob ( ) Passinger and Catherine ( ) to Jacob Archenbright. £__, 325 acres between Cub Run and the Peaked Mountain the same that Jacob purchased of Phillip Haws, to whom it was patented 14th February, 1761; corner a survey of Nicolas Trout. Jacob Pence's line. Delivered: Jacob Archenbright, August, 1769.
  • Page 800.--27th February, 1765. Jacob ( ) Persinger and Catrina ( ) to Augustine Price, £80, tract conveyed to Jacob by Sharp, 16th May, 1759, 167 acres; corner Harmon and Peter Miller; also 65 acres joining aforesaid tract, part of 130 acres granted Jacob by patent, 30th August, 1763. Teste. Delivered: Anthony Ailer, April, 1772.
  • Page 267.--14th March, 1769. Jacob ( ) Parsinger and Cathrine ( ) to Nicholas Millberry, £70, 240 acres on Cub Run of Shanando, Charles Rush's line; Courtz's line; corner Patrick Wilson; corner Pound's land, part of Stevens' patent conveyed to Christophel Francisco and to Peter Hull, and to Jacob Parsenger. Delivered: Peter Rush, 20th August, 1787.
  • Page 404.--18th May, 1772. Jacob ( ) Persinger (Passenger) and Catherine, of Botetourt, to Anthony Elar (Aler, Ayler), near Peaked Mountain, whereon Jacob lately lived 1/2 of tract patented to Jacob 13th August, 1763; tract purchased by Jacob of John and Adam Sharp, devisees of their father Matthew. Delivered: Anthony Ayler, August, 1773.

Jacob Persinger's Wife and Children Killed by French/Indians in early Augusta County, VA

An account of Jacob Persinger's Wife Rebecca and perhaps three children's killing and two other children's kidnapping by French/Indians is in the following article: Indian Attacks of 1755-1758 in Augusta County, VA

Records of Jacob Persinger in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:


  • Page 239.--19th March, 1750. Henry Lawless' estate to Adam Dickinson, administrator--Paid McAlvane, Jacob Parsinger, David Merewether, Peter Wright.
  • Page 17.--13th May, 1758. John Wilson ( ) and Mary ( ) to Henry Perkey, £80, 388 acres on Mill Creek of Shanando purchased by Jno. from Wm. Russell; corner said Perkey's line. Teste: Robt. Hook, Jacob ( ) Persenor (Persinger, Parchinger), Charles Rush.
  • Page 283.--15th November, 1758. Barbara Wingord's bond (with Chas. Rush, Jacob Parsinger) as administratrix of John Wingord.
  • Page 358.--8th February, 1759. Vendue of John Wingord's (Vinegard) estate--To Henry Colar, Christopher Kishlinger, Christopher Wingord, Ludwick Francisco, Augustine Price, Tetrach Couch, Conrad Bloze, Frederick Ermantrout, Jacob Nicholas, Margt. Wilmouth, Brice Russell, Alvenus Byar, Jacob Parsinger, Charles Man, Nicholas Millberry, Jno. Craig, Danl. Price, Jno. Fuge, Jacob Man, Henry Perkey, Nicholas Null, Jas. Laird, Charles Ty (Fy?), Paslin Hover, Valentine Cough, Valentine Cook, Valentine Pence, Robt. Scott, Jacob Man, Stephen Conrad, Christian Tetrach, Valentine Butcher, Peter Herman, Wm. Beard, John Couch.
  • Page 112.--16th May, 1759. Jacob ( ) Hermon to John and Adam Shaup, heirs of Mathew Shaup, £40, 350 acres devised to John and Adam by Mathew's will, their father, near upper end of Peaked Mountain Teste: Jno. Couts, Jacob Parsinger, Jacob Goodman.
  • Page 404.--20th August, 1760. Jacob Parsingsr's bond (with Christopher Wingord, Lawrence Huntsman) as administrator of Philip Parsinger. (Philip Parsinger was an adult son of Jacob Persinger that was killed by Indians).
  • Page 4.--17th February, 1760. Eve Aphinger's bond (with Jno. Smith. Jacob Parsinger) as administratrix of Peter Apinger.
  • Page 42.--11th December, 1760. Christian Gally's appraisement, by same as above (Archd. Huston, Wm Beard, Jacob Parsinger).
  • Page 9.--17th February, 1761. Phillip Persinger's appraisement, by Wm. Preston, Ro. Reed, James Hughes--Current money.
  • Page 67.--25th May, 1761. Valentine Pence's will--Wife, Cathrine; brother's son, Jacob Pence; first born son, Adam Pence. To Jacob Nicholas, deed to be made for land sold, viz: One-half of a tract of 168 acres devised to him by Stophel Francisco. Lawfully begotten children, viz: Adam, Jacob, Henry, John, Catherine, Sarah, Barbara and Mary, and one in the womb. Executors, Jacob Nicholas, Peter Miller, they to sell tract on Nelson's Run joining David Logan's land. Teste: Jno. Craig, Jacob Nicholas. Proved, 18th August, 1761, by the witnesses. Nicholas refuses to execute. Miller qualifies, with Christopher Harmentrout, Jacob Parsinger, Fredk. Harmentrout.
  • Page 41.--8th July, 1761. John Cally's appraisement by Archd. Huston, Wm Beard, Jacob Parsinger.
  • Page 337.--18th September, 1761. Jacob Harman, Sr.'s will--To wife Catrina, tract adjoining where son Peter lives; to son Jacob, 134 acres, with a mill adjoining Peter Miller; to son Teawalt, 50 acres joining Shawp's line, against the Peaked Mountain; to son John's son, Peter Harmon; to son Peter; to 4 daughters; to daughter Elizabeth; to 5 grandchildren, Philip, William and Madlina Price; to the church near the Meeting House now built, 2 acres. Executors, wife Catrina and son Peter.--Jacob Harman. Teste: Archd. Huston, Jacob Parsinger, Peter Miller (German). Proved, 15th May, 1764, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, with George Man. Peter ( ) his mark. Cath. ( ) her mark.
  • Page 156.--6th February, 1762.--James Litster's estate sold to, viz. James Ward, Geo. Wilson, Mathew Reed, Wm. Cabeen, Chas. Donnally, Ro. Armstrong, Edward Long, Pat. Cunningham, Andw. Greer, Thos. Fulton, Margt. Cameron, Jno. Stewart, Ro. Reed, Geo. Francisco, David Bell, Wm. Poage, Wm. Crow, Luke Bowyer, Abraham Thornton. Wm. Henderson, Jno. Buchanan, Thos. O'Neal, Alex. Gibson, Alex. Wright, Jno. Francis, James Simpson, Geo. Weaver, Philip Helveston, Jno. King, Geo. Anderson, Rev. Mr. Craige, Andw. Russell, Saml. Caldwell, Joseph Roberts, Jno. Gregory, Jno. Lucas, Mathew Clark, Jno. Anderson, Jr., James Robinson, Jacob Parsinger, Saml. Moore, Christopher Vinyard, Thos. Patterson, the Widow Bell, Ralph Gorrell, Jos. Russell, James Gilmore, Simon Robertson, James Hughes.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (A). Augustine Price deposes before Felix Gilbert: That is March, 1762, in company with George Carpenter, John Fetch and others, Carpenter and Fetch agreed to leave their dispute to Jacob Pershinger, Jacob Nicholas and Daniel Price, but they could not agree, when they came to an agreement themselves, the only question remaining whether Virginia or Pennsylvania Currency.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 22, 1767. - (92) Jacob Persinger appointed surveyor of highway, vice Ludk. Francisco.
  • Page 169.--16th March, 1772. Jacob ( ) Argen(Archen)bright and Susannah ( ) to Henry Sturtsnocker, £33.10, 126 acres between Cub Run and the Peaked Mountain patented to Philip Haws 14th February, 1761, and by him conveyed to Jacob Parsenger 17th June, 1762, and by him to grantor here 20th November, 1764; corner Nicholas Trout; corner Jacob Pence. Teste: Samuel and James Craig, Jacob Nicolas, Valentine Lioninger. Not delivered.
  • Page 217.--22d December, 1762. William Monger, blacksmith, to Augustine Price and Jacob Persinger, £28, household goods, iron stove, smith tools,; mortgage. Teste: Jacob Nicolos, Archibald Huston.
  • Page 384.--23d February, 1764. Philip Charles Vangemunday's will (signed I. C. P. Van Gemunday), minister of the Gospel in the County of Augusta--To wife Mary Philip Charles Van Gemunday, the tract he bought from Jno. Frazier and joining Jas. Johnston, under North Mountain, 1 Testament and 1 Song Book, also 2d Bessell or Bible; to eldest son Henry, 2d Boy's Bible; to every son a small Bible; to wife and children, his high Dutch books. Latin and low Dutch books to be sold by auction. Bequeaths his son, George Frederick Peter, to Col. Peter Scholl. Bequeaths son, Charles Mathias, to Mathias Lear. Teste: Peter Scholl. Proved, 19th March, 1765, by Peter Scholl and Mathias Lear (Lair). Administration granted widow Mary, who qualifies with Peter Scholl, Jacob Persinger.
  • Page 372.--27th September, 1764. William Frazier's estate appraised, by Jacob Miller, Jacob Persinger, Archd. Huston--Henry Layburn's note.
  • Page 723.--1st August, 1764. Christian Curp and Catherine ( ) to Jacob Archenbright, labourer, £90, 100 acres on a branch of Cub Run purchased by Christian of Valentine Pence, and his part of Francisco's tract of 3,100 acres; corner lands of Valentine Pence and John Craig. Teste: Jacob Nicolas, Jacob ( ) Passinger, Burr Harrison. Delivered: Jacob Archenbright. August, 1769.
  • Page 902.--25th April, 1765. James and Moses Green to Steven Conrad, £60, 234 acres, part of 2000 acres patented to James Wood and Robert Green, on Boon's Run between Picked Mountain and Shanandore River, between John Burke's and Runkle's land. Teste: Henry Long, Jacob ( ) Parshinger, George Conrad. Delivered: George Conrad, August Court, 1776.
  • Page 469.--21st May, 1766. Bamet Man and Margret ( ) to George Man, £20, 100 acres, part of tract patented to Barnet, 12th May, 1759, on Stoney Run, corner Jacob Man's land. Teste: Jacob Parsinger, Steven Conrod, John Man.
  • Vol. 2 - Thomas Kincade vs. Cunningham--O. S. 22; N. S. 8--Bill filed 30th April, 1802. Thomas, on 10th January, 1771, purchased of Jacob Persinger a tract in Greenbrier called the Spring Lick tract, which Persinger had brought of Christian Landers, who had made a settlement thereon. It was surveyed for the Greenbrier Company in 1751, 6th October. The bond was assigned to Walter Cunningham. Andrew Donnelly sued Thomas on the endorsement, charging fraud and obtaining judgment. Margaret Reid was aunt or near relative of Walter and lived in Augusta. Walter lives in Kentucky, Jessamine County. John and Robert Fulton in 1753 raised four acres of corn on the place now owned and lived on by Wm. Renick, and James Burnsides was living with them for the purpose of digging Ginsang. Boughman's fort was broken up by the Indians in 1754. Thomas Kincade had a son, William, who deposes. Col. Saml. Vance deposes, 10th February, 1803, that in 1765 he, with Jackson Early, was in Greenbrier hunting bears. Wm. McClenachan made an improvement there in 1763. Jacob Persinger was son of Jacob Persinger, Sr., deceased, 1803. Eve Johnston testifies she lived within a mile of Christian (Christopher) Lander in 1753-54 in Greenbrier.

Information on Jacob Persinger

Pennsylvania German Pioneers, E. Ralph Beaver Strassburger, v.1, 1727-17 75: "The signature of Jacob Persinger, Sr. who arrived in Pennsylvania on the Ship Mercury, May 29, 1735. He was on List 38 B of the "Palatines and Switzers Imported in the Ship Mercury from Rotterdam but last from Cowes."

Seedbed of the Republic, Robert Douthat Stoner.Jacob Persinger, Sr., fought in the French and Indian Wars-he was with Dickinson's Rangers. Two of his sons, Abraham and Philip were killed in those wars. "On February 10, 1780, service was proved of: Jacob Persinger, 1757, also his two sons, Abraham and Philip both dead under age, as of February 10, 1780."

Jacob Persinger, by Matthew A. Misbach, Grant L. Misbach, A collection of information and stories about Jacob Persinger and his family. It includes a reproduction of The Life of Jacob Persinger, Who was taken by the Shawnee Indians when an infant. Which was originally written by Jacob's Son Joseph. It also contains a short account of the Indian troubles in Missouri; and a sketch of the Adventures of the author. Jacob Persinger was born in Virginia about the year 1735 (Note: s/b 1753). When an infant he was captured by the Shawnee Indians and carried to Old Chilicoth, in the State of Ohio, with thirty other children.