Facts and Events
Jacob Persinger, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition 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, Jr., bought of James Williams of Montomery county, 1777, 110 acres on Potts Creek for thirty-five pounds.
- Persinger, Jacob (Jr.) - Rich Patch - 924 acres - 1798
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 4, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- Persinger, Jacob - born 1/19/1749; entered service 1775 in Botetourt County (area later Alleghany County), Virginia, where resided since Revolutionary Raw; received Pension there in 1833; soldier's neighbor's David Bowyer and Conrad Fudge made affidavit there then per Alleghany County Clerk of court Andrew Fudge; query letter in file 1911 from great grandson Joseph Taverner Fudge of Covington, Virginia, who also was great grandson of Revolutionary War soldier Taverner Beale; query letter in file 1907 from great grandson Enoch F. Fudge, Chicago, Il. F-S30019, R1916.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Crawford vs. Hine- O. S. 199; N. S. TO--Bill, 1804. In 1782 Rev. Edward Crawford of Washington County, entered 218 acres on Little Guyandotte in Montgomery County, now Kenawha County. In January, 1783, he entered 252 acres adjoining. James Hines, under direction of Thomas Tease, deputy surveyor of Montgomery, made the survey for 2,610 acres adjoining Fry's military survey at mouth of Little Guyandotte, in 1185. In 1781 Jno. (James) Madison entered 1,000 acres about 15 miles above mouth of Big Guyandotte about 21 miles away, which Madison assigned to said Hines, and Hines made another survey for orator, Rev. Edward Crawford, without orator's knowledge, on 18 Mile Creek, which falls into the Ohio about three miles above Little Guyandotte, and a grant was issued to orator. Hines assigned the 2,670 acres to Thos. Hannan. Copy of entry by Rev. Edward Crawford for 252 acres dated 28th January, 1783. Copy of entry by Rev. Edward Crawford for 2,418-1/2 acres, dated 11th April, 1782. Flats and surveys. Orator had a son, Saml. L. Crawford. Thos. Tease deposes in Campbell County, Virginia, 29th April, 1813. John Vanbibber, aged 79, deposes in Mason County, Virginia, 12th April, 1813. Has been acquainted with Little Guyandotte since 1785 or 1786. John Alien deposes in Mason County, IfLth April, 1813. He lived at Point Pleasant, 26 years. Entry 17th September, 1782, by John Madison of Monongalia County, 1,000 acres on Ohio River. Entry 12th November, 1781, by Rev. M. James Madison, 1,000 acres. Jacob Persinger deposes in Botetourt, 22d April, 1813, he went with Cap. Arbuckle to keep garrison at Fort Randolph, which is now Point Pleasant. In 1776, in September, Thomas Toys, James Mooney, and deponent went down the Ohio to kill some buffaloe for the garrison.
- Vol. 2 - Jacob Persinger's Declaration, April 15th, 1833: Age 84; enlisted in 1775 under Capt. Mathew Arbuckle, First Lieut. Andrew Wallace, Second Lieut. _____ Wood, Third Lieut. John Galloway, Ensign Samuel Walker Regiment of Major Nevice served one year at Point Pleasant; was a citizen of Botetourt (now Alleghany). (Note: this indicated that Jacob Persinger was born in 1749, which is confirmed in the Revolutionary War Service Declaration listed above).
- From The Botetourt County Virginia Heritage Book 1770-2000:
- Jacob Persinger, Jr. and wife, Mary, had 12 children: Andrew (born 1752 (s/b 1782) married Elizabeth Stickelman), Alexander; Joseph; John (Colonel killd by his own slave; Mary (married Samuel Carpenter, Sr); Nancy (married Charles Callaghan); Elizabeth "Betsy" (Married Conrad Fudge)' Sarah "sally" (Married Peter Wright); Martha "Mattie" (married Harvey Rose* ); Susannah "Susan" (married Jacob Reid); June "Jinnie" (married George Karnes)**; Granvill (married Henry Clarkson).
- Alexander Persinger became a judge and later a member of the missouri State Legislature for Boone and Montgomery Counties, after 1830.
- - Martha "Mattie" Persinger married William Rose on 29 October 1815. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 40].