Facts and Events
John David Wilpert was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John David Wilpert's land (Beverley Manor NE, 467 acres, 1751) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: the map shown is a "working map" of Mr. Hildebrand).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 391.--1st June, 1751. Beverley (by Lewis and Madison) to John David Welppert (Wilpper), 467 acres; part of 1550 acres Mill tract in Beverley Manor; corner John Coningham; also lots 2, 10 and 11 in Staunton; lease 99 years (1751).
- Page 339.--13th May, 1762. Honorius Powell and Jannet, of Orange County, to John David Wilper. £35. 270 acres on Hawk's Bill, a branch of Shanandore, patented to Honorius, 15th December, 1757. Teste: James and Francis Kirtley, Frances Slaughter. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, Esq., of Rockingham, 27th May, 1789.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 296.--20th February, 1756. Beverley to William Long, lease 467 acres, part of the Mill tract in Beverley Manor. Beverley's line, cor. Jno. Cunningham, near the old bridge. Also 3 lots in Staunton, Nos. 2, 10, 11, all granted to Jno. David Wilpert, 1st June, 1751, and forfeited to Beverley for non-payment of rent. Term, 96 years from date.
- Page 63.--8th September. 1762. John David Wilper and Anna Christina ( ) to Francis Kirkley, Jr., £35, 270 acres on Hawksbill, branch of Shanandore, conveyed to John David by Honorius Powell, 13th May, 1762. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, Esq., 27th May, 1789.
Records of John David Wilpert in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY 30, 1751. - (585) John David Wilpert petitions that he has been at considerable expense in coming from the northward and settling here, and had rented three lots in Staunton, through which runs a good and convenient stream of water for building a mill, prayed leave to build a grist and fulling mill on one of said lots, there being no other mill on said stream of water, rejected, because John Lewis states he is about to build a mill which he had already begun within less than one mile.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1757 (B). - Wilpert vs. Seeley.-- John David Wilpert, Recruiting Sergeant, complains of Jeremiah Seeley, the said plaintiff, by virtue of his orders and instructions from his commanding officer, Captain Peter Hog, had enlisted several persons in the Virginia Regiment for his Majesty's service in the defense of this Colony, and among others a certain James Plucket, to whom the said plaintiff gave a pistole and a dollar in consideration of such enlisting, &c.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1758. - (91) John David Wilpert had married Anna Maria, relict of Henry Baughman, decd., and is appd. admr.
- Page 236.--16th March, 1758. John Davis Wilper's bond (with Alex. Galespy, Robt. Allen) as administrator of Henry Baughman.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1762 (B). - Moses Collier vs. John David Wilpert.--Certificate giving information of Moses Collier, 22d May, 1762.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1762 (B). - John David Wilpert, administrator Henry Baughman, vs. Mathew Lindsay.--Invoice of Henry Buchman's estate left in Greenbrier when drove off by the enemy. Witnesses are John Gay, John Warrick, Hugh Young and wife, John Meak (in which house saw same articles, Lawrence Hencemen. Witnesses when they killed the man, Felthe Yoken, Mathes Yoken, Nap. Gregory, Robert Allin, William Elliott.
- Vol. 1 - Fry vs. Hunter--O. S. 8; N. S. 3--Bill filed 19th August, 1796, by William A. Fry of Buckingham--is a son of John Fry, formerly of Albermarle, decd. John was entitled in right of his father, Joshua Fry's military service under the former Colony of Va. to a bounty in lands under the royal proclamation of February, 1763. John together with Adam Stephen, Andrew Lewis, Peter Hogg, John Savage, Thos. Bullitt, ____ Wright and Jno. David Woelper obtained an order of council 4th November, 1773, for (21,941) acres which were patented 1st December, 1773. Adam's rights are by his death vested in Moses Hunter & ____, his wife; those of Andrew in Andrew Lewis; those of ____ Wright in Alexander Love and his wife; Woelper is living in Philadelphia.
- Vol. 2 - Coalter vs. Stuart--O. S. 368; N. S. 133--Patent, 1st December, 1773, to John Fry, Adam Stephens, Andrew Lewis, Peter Hog, John Savage, Thomas Bullett, _____ Wright, and John David Wilper, under proclamation, 19th February, 1754, 21,941 acres in Botetourt, at mouth Poketallico, where it falls into Great Kenawha. Robert Stuart answers, 21st June, 1814. His father, Thomas Stuart, bought from William Beverley three tracts in Beverley Manor; also had a patent, 12th May, 1770, for 248 acres just outside the manor line and adjoining the three lots, all which are now held by Robert as devisee of his father, Thomas Stuart; and this suit concerns the deed by William Beverley to Thomas Stuart, March, 1749, and part of the land under the patent. The Beverley Manor line was run for Rev. Mr. Waddel. Cornelius Adair had at least two sons, William and James. Edward Hall the father of Major Hall. Suit involves the Spring Hill tract and Beverley Manor lines. One of the corners of Beverley Manor line was on the Stuart land; it ran between Waddle and Adair. William Davis deposes his father lived in Augusta in 1750 and continued there until 1803, when he died.
Information on John David Wilpert
Letter from George Washington to John Hancock (July 8, 1776):
- Volume: The Papers of George Washington: Revolutionary War Series, 5 Pages: 239-240
- New York July 8th 1776
- Congress having resolved to raise a Regiment of Germans to counteract the designs of our Enemies, I must beg leave to recommend to their notice John David Wilpert, now a first Lieutenant in Col. Shee’s Battallion, to the office of Captain in said Regiment. I am personally acquainted with him and know that he Joined the Virginia forces under my command in the year 1754 and continued in service the whole War, during which he conducted himself as an active, vigilant, and brave Officer he is a German, and his merit as a Soldier entitles him much to the Office he wishes for. I have the Honor to be with great esteem Sir yr most Obed. Servt
- Go: Washington
Source: The Constitutional Sources Project
Oaths of Allegiance, Valley Forge, 1778:
- John D. Woelper, captain German Battalion.
Source: Colonial Ancestors Website