Facts and Events
Johan Adam Torbaugh was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Rockingham County, Virginia land June 12, 1809: 2 acres on Deer Creek as grantee also lists William Trorebough and William Hookse 5 acres near Stoney Lick Branch between William Trorebough and William Hookse
died in Shewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States.
Records of Adam Torbaugh in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Jacob Troarbaugh (Droreback) of Rockbridge County, vs. Troorbaugh--O. S. 117; N. S. 40--Bill, 25th January, 1808. Adam Troorbough (alias Droreback) died in Pennsylvania in 1770, testate, leaving his brothers, William and Nicholas, executors, who qualified in York County, and children, viz: Orator, Adam Troorbaugh and Katy Troorbaugh, al! infants. Adam, Jr., moved to North Carolina, thence perhaps to Tennessee. Katy married John Noel and lives in Berkeley County. Orator's uncle, William, lives in Rockingham County. His uncle Nicholas lives in Tennessee. Orator's grandfather, Michael Troorbaugh, also died in York County, Pennsylvania, after orator's father, i. e., in 1771 or 1772, intestate. Order of Court in York County, Pennsylvania, 27th August, 1771, appoints William and Nicholas Droreback guardians for Michael, Henry, Adam, Abraham, Jacob, William and Elizabeth, orphans of Adam Droreback, late of Shewsbury Township; all under 14. Elizabeth, daughter of Michael, married Jacob Reiff. Morillis, daughter of Michael, married Jacob Lingafelter. Maria Catherine was also a daughter of Michael. Release 2d November, 1793, by Jacob Drorback of Linkhorn County, North Carolina, second son and heir of Adam Drorback, late of York County, Pennsylvania. Ditto 5th December, 1772, by Mathias Thwarback of Cordones Township, County York, Pennsylvania. Yeoman, one of sons and heirs of Michael Thwarback.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave.
Birth: Apr., 1728
Death: Mar. 5, 1770
Adam was born in Wahlenau, in the Mosel River section of Germany, to Michael Trarbach and Maria Elizabeth Hermann and was christened on April 15, 1728, at Sohren Parish. He came to America with his parents in 1751 and landed in Philadelphia on September 9. In America, his name became Drorbach and the first record of him was in 1757 when he purchased two 100 acre plots in Cordorus township of York County, a short distance west of Seven valleys. Adam was married at that time to Catherine Scheebler, which occurred in about 1756. In 1757, son Michael was born and then Henry in 1758. In 1763, son Adam was christened at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in York and the church still exists. A son Abraham was born soon after that. In 1766, Adam joined Schuster's (Friendensaal) Reformed Church and his son Jacob was christened there. In 1767, Adam moved to 171 acres along the east branch of Cordorus Creek in York County, Pennsylvania and near the present town of Jacobus. Adam's father lived on 210 acres next to him and their land is now part of William Kain Park and Lake Williams. Son William was born in 1768 and daughter Elizabeth Catherine in 1770. Adam died just before or after her birth and all of Adams seven children were put in the care of his brother's William and Nicholas. Adam's children are:
1) Michael in Nov 1757
2) Henry in Nov 1758
3) Adam on 13 Nov 1762 (C: 11 Sep 1763)
4) Abraham on 6 Jan 1766
5) Jacob on 6 Jan 1766 (C: 15 Jun 1766)
6) William in 1768
7) Elizabeth Catherine in 1770