b.Est. Abt. 1728
Facts and Events
Jacob was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Jacob Stalnaker in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1753. - (76) Road ordered from Saml. Stalnaker's, on Holston River, to James Davis's--Saml. Stalnaker to be overseer, with these workers: James Davis and his sons, Frederick Corlock, David, George and Conrad Corlock, Frederick Starn, Jacob and Adam Stalnaker, Jacob and Henry Goldman, Isaiah Hamilton, Hamilton Shoemaker, Timothy Coe, Humphry Baker and son, George Stalnaker, Adam Andrews, Mathias Sarch, Michael Hook, Martin Counce, Jacob Mires.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 17, 1774. - (326) Road from Jacob Aberman's Mill to the North Fork, at mouth of Seneca Creek--to be viewed by Jonathan Smith, Wm. Smith, Jacob Stalnaker and John White.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 17, 1774. - (457) Jacob Stalnacker, Sr., and Jesse Hamilton, to be overseers from Tiger's Valley to top of Allegany Mountain, with tithables from Francis Deer's to Joseph Baker's.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1779. - (52) Jacob Stalnaker and Ralph Stewart appointed Constables.
Information on Jacob Stalnaker
From "The Stalnaker Family", written by Knight Wees, published in the Randolph Enterprise, Thursday, August 25th, 1932:
- Jacob Stalnaker’s birth is unknown, as is that of his wife Elizabeth. He had sons Jacob, Valentine, Adam, Samuel, John, Boston, Levi, and Andrew. Andrew was the only son mentioned in his will, the others having been provided for and we have no way of knowing the order of birth.
- Jacob Stalnaker, Sr. , built his home on the hill in Beverly, later owned by his great grandson, Daniel Baker, and still known as the Baker home. The house was built of logs taken from the old Westfall fort on the river-bank, but the building has been destroyed and not even a picture remains.
- The will of Jacob Stalnaker, Sr., dated April 25, 1791, proven August; 1792, names wife, Elizabeth and son, Andrew and Executor, Mathew, Whitman. Test: John Wilson, John Elliott, Edward Jackson, Abraham Claypool. [Will Book 1, Page 8, Randolph County Court].