Facts and Events
Dr. John Henry Neff was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Vol. 2:
- G-390: Dr. John Henry Naffe of Augusta County, 470 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On North River of Shannondoah, adj. Daniel Holeman, John Ruddle, Sr., William James, Samuel Lusk. 2 Aug. 1750. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 42].
- H-449: Dr. John Henry Neff of Augusta County, 200 acres in Augusta County. Surv. Rob't Rutherford. Adjoining George Nicholas on North Mountain. 20 June 1754. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 75].
Records of John Henry Neff in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 93.--16th January, 1748-9. Rudal Brock's will--Son, Frederick; son, George; daughter, Christiana Funkhouser; daughter, Julian Brock; daughter, Eve. Executors, John Dobikin and Wm. James. Teste: John Henry Neff, Peter Gartner, Hans Ber. Proved, 15th February, 1748, by Peter Gartner and John Bare.
- Page 237.--6th January, 1749-50. John Woodley's will--Son, Jacob, 5 shillings; son-in-law, Nicholas Seahaven. Executor, Nicholas Seahaven. Teste: Daniel Holdman, John Rudle, Hans Heinrich Neff. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by all witnesses, and executor qualifies.
- Page 319.--28th February, 1750. Jonathan Newman's estate; settlement by Samuel Newman. To Joshua Potts, Eleanor Taylor, John Hodge, John Ruddle, Jr., Wm. Carryl, John Henry Neff.
- Page 273.--23d November, 1760. John Woodley's (of Smith's Creek) appraisement by Hans Heinrich Neff, Daniel Holdman, John Ruddell.
- N-96: Burr Harrison of Frederick County, 200 acres on North River in said County. Surv. Robert Rutherford. Adjoining John Henry Neff, John Ruddle, Cornelius Ruddle, William Clark. 5 Aug. 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 173].
Information on John Henry Neff
From "Flat Church of the Brethren" information:
- William Good, buried in Flat Rock Cemetery, was one of the founding families of the Flat Rock Congregation. He purchased land at Hudsons Crossroads in 1767, and shortly thereafter built in his yard a meeting house 18 by 18 feet square used by the Brethren who were rapidly settling in the area. This house became one of the regular meeting houses used in turn each month along with other homes such as Michael Wine, Johannes Garber, and Christian Myers. Goods Brethren neighbors at Hudsons Crossroads were Elder Johannes Glick, (formerly a Mennonite Bishop), and Elder John Glick, Jr., Henry Neff, Dr. John Henry Neff, Sr., and Jr., Jacob Baughman. These families had from 8 to 12 or more children and comprised a sizable grouping at Hudsons Cross Roads. By 1787, thirty-two Brethren families had moved into the Flat Rock territory. [Source: http://www.vbmhc.org/tour/tour.shtml]
- Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Records