Person:John Castner (4)

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Name John "George" Castner
Alt Name John "George" Kersner
Gender Male
Birth? Poss. Langensebold, Germany
Immigration? 27 Aug 1733 PA on Ship "Elizabeth"
Other[1] 1773 Land
Other[2] 1773 Augusta Co., VA (Now Rockingham Co.)Moved
Other[3] 1783 Land
Death? 1796 Rockingham County, Virginia

George Castner 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 406.--17th August, 1773. William Samples and Sarah ( ) to George Kersner, on Brock's Creek, 235 acres patented to Adam Hoverstick, 7th July, 1763. Teste: Henry Runyon, Obediah ( ) Muncy.
  • Page 130.--21st March, 1774. Adam Hoverstick, of Culpeper, to George Kersner, patent to Adam 7th July, 1763, and conveyed by him to William Samples 18th August, 1770, and William Samples to George Kersner 17th August, 1773. Adam was an alien and foreigner when he conveyed to William Samples and continued so until 16th March, 1774, when he was naturalized. Teste: John Dunbarr, Francis ( ) McBride, John Thomas, Benjamin Kinley.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 372.--17th June, 1776. Richard Rowland and Bridgett ( ) to Conrad Hartingen, part of 190 acres patented to Richard 16th March, 1771, on a branch of Daniel Holeman's Creek. Teste: John Thomas, George ( ) Kersner, Josiah Boone, Daniel Smith, Elizabeth ( ) Miller.
  1. Augusta Co. VA (now Rockingham
  2. In 1777, Rockingham Co., VA was formed from Augusta Co. George had
    purchased land there before moving there in 1773.
  3. Brooks Gap in Rockingham Co. V