Facts and Events
Jacob Seybert was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 112.--21st May, 1755. John Patton, Jr., to Jacob Sybert, 210 acres conveyed by Ro. Green to John Patton, 5th November, 17xlii (1752?), recorded in Augusta on same stream as above (southernmost branch of South Branch of Potomac); corner to tract sold to Roger Dyer. Teste: Thomas Fulton, John Mills.
Jacob Seybert of Ft. Seybert
Jacob Seybert acquired land, which included a fort (called Fort Seybert) and a mill from John Patton, Jr. on the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River in 1755. In April, 1758, Bemino, the renowned medicine man of the Delaware Indians during the French & Indian War (1754-1763), led the Delaware and Shawnee Indians against the British positions at Ft. Upper Tract and Ft. Seybert. The Indians destroyed both forts and many soldiers and settlers in the vicinity were killed and captured. A few managed to escape. An account of this can be found in the following article:
Massacre at Fort Seybert, Augusta County, VA
Processioning List of 1755
- "Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Vol. 2 - Page 148.--1755: Matt. Patton and Wm. Dyer processioned as follows, viz: For Roger Dyer (corner Jacob Sivers), for Jacob Sivers, for Mathias Dise (corner Ludwick Waginer), for Ludwick Wagoner, for John Dunkle 440 (corner Mathew Patton), for William Dyer, present Nicholas Hevanor; for Mathew Patton, for Mathew Patton, for Nicholas Hevernor; for Christian Dasher, present Anthony Bogart; for William Russell, none to show lines; for John Davis; for Peter Haus (Hans), present Postian Hover; for Wm. Russell, present Henry Pickle; for Wm. Russell, none to show, for Wm. Russell, none to show; for Ro. Green's heirs, none to show.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - DELINQUENTS. - 1748-- Jacob Siver, not found
- Page 126.--20th November, 1755. Mary Sorn's bond as administratrix of Jacob Sorn, with sureties Jacob Syver, John Duncan.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1757. - (304) Wm. Cunningham, qualified Lieut. of Militia; James Henderson, qualified Lieut. of Militia; Jacob Sybert, qualified Captain of Militia.
- Page 182.--16th March, 1757. Peter Vaneman's (Venman) bond (with Jacob Sybert, Michael Ahart) as administrator of Mark Miller.