Facts and Events
Lewis Zirkle was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Early Land Survey in Augusta County:
- Page 48 - Lewis Circle, 104 acres, at a place called the Forest. May 7, 1765. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 19].
- Page 153 - Lewis Circle, 192 acres, on east side of Smiths Creek. Adjoining John Phillips, Thomas Moore. June 3, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 55].
- Page 241 - Lewis Circle (Zircle), Smiths Creek. Adjoining Huland, John Philips. June 3, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 85].
- Page 50 - Lewis Circle, 150 acres, between Smiths Creek and Peaked Mountain. 1785. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 114].
Records of Lewis Zirkle in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 434.--9th August, 1761. John Bear and Caterean ( ) to Eve Sircle, £20, 130 acres at a place called the Bair Glade. Delivered: Lud Zirkle, May, 1770.
- Vol. 1 - Page 288.--21st March, 1770. John Hilling's appraisement (by Andrew Huling (Heeling?), Lewis Circle, Jacob Rambo), recorded.
- Page 524.--3d May, 1768. John Blizard ( ) and Ruth to Frederick Zircle of Frederick County, £350, on Smith's Creek; corner Andrew Bird; line of John Phillips, 400 acres (except 50 acres surveyed off for Jacob Rambo, the plat whereof followeth John Phillips' land, which is conveyed by Andrew Bird to Jacob) as also said Blizard doth, except a parcel bounded, viz: Patent line and Bird's line; 30 acres conveyed to Andrew Hulings above. Teste: Andrew Bird, Phillip Herbern, Edward Sampson Delivered: Ludwick Zircle, May, 1770.
- Page 52 - Joseph Rombo, 94 acres. Adjoining Bird, Harrison, Lewis Circle, Michael Raiders. June 15, 1785. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 115].
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1805 (R to Z). - Woodley vs. March--Writ right. John Woodly and Thomas Lokey vs. Sebastian and Henry March. Deposition Jacob Woodley, 13th November, 1802, aged 81 years, father to John; he has lived near the land since he was 21. He was first shown the land by Andrew Bird, grandfather of the Andrew now living in Rockingham. This was 8 or 9 years after Jacob came to live here. Ditto of Philip Koontz, aged 50 years, has known the land 26 or 27 years. Ditto James Loker, aged 62, Quaker; first knew the line 24 years ago. Ditto Lewis Zirkle, aged 62 years or 63 years; has lived near the land 35 years. Patent by Gooch, 12th January, 1746, to Val. Sevear for importation of John and Mary Morgan. Jno. and Margaret Coleman, Richard Scales and Jno. Wheeler, 400 acres on Smith's Creek, Absolom Hayworth's line. Patent by Wood, 2d April, 1799, to John Woodley and Thos. Lokey, 36 acres on Smith's Creek in Rockingham. (Note: this helps to establish Lewis Zirkle's birthdate as abt. 1742/1743).
- Vol. 2 - Zirkle's heirs vs. Zirkle--O. S. 358; N. S. 129--Bill, 1817, to set aside will of Lewis (Ludwick) Zirkle of Rockingham made 10th July, 1814. Complainants are children of Lewis, viz: George; Eve, wife of Jacob Roller; Elizabeth, wife of Philip (Airy) Easech; Susanna, wife of John Higgs; Rebecca, wife of George Rosenberger; Sarah, wife of Thos. Robinson; Rachel, wife of Wm. Pence; Lewis (Ludwick), left wife Mary Magdalen; daughter Catherine, who married Abram Peters; John, George, Madalene, wife of George Hoop; Lewis, Daniel Zirkle, and complainants. Thos. Moore, executor of Lewis Zirkle, answers February, 1817, he is 53 years old and has known Lewis ever since he can recollect. Lewis Zirkle died 22d January, 1815. 9th June, 1817, Abadiah Layton, aged 83, deposes, at William McMahan's house in Harrisonburg, lived near Lewis 20 years. 9th June, 1817, Andrew Bird, aged 62 years, ditto, knew Lewis over 40 years. 9th June, 1817, Dr. Jacob D. Williamson deposes, ditto. 9th June, 1817, David Bruchart, aged 62, deposes, ditto. 9th June, 1817, Henry Phillips, aged 32, deposes, ditto. Daniel Zirkle married his sister. 9th June, 1817, Rev. John Klick (Gluck), aged 62, deposes, ditto. 9th June, 1817, George M. Diniger (Denninger), aged 59, deposes, ditto, lived a neighbor to Lewis near New Market. 18th June, 1817, Jacob Weaver, aged 40, deposes, ditto, John Peters, aged 32, deposes, ditto, lived near Lewis from the time he can remember. In 1814 deponent was in camp near Baltimore; is a grandson of Lewis. 18th June, 1817, John Layton, aged 28, deposes, ditto. 18th June, 1817, Philip Peters, aged 26, deposes ditto. 18th June, 1817, Elijah Moore, aged 40 deposes, ditto; is a mason by trade and moved to New Market in 1800. 18th June, 1817, William West, aged 34, deposes, ditto; George Zircle lived in Tennessee, George married West's mother, who is now dead. 19th June, 1817, John Moore, aged 56 years, deposes ditto; has known Lewis since he has known anybody. 19th June, 1817, Francis Lybert, aged 50, deposes ditto. 19th June, 1817, Thomas Moore, Jr., aged 33, deposes ditto; was born near Lewis's place. 19th June, 1817, James Chapman, aged 43 deposes ditto. Lewis Zircle, Jr., married his niece. 19th June, 1817, Thomas Robertson deposes ditto. Ezekiel Harrison lives in Christian County, Tennessee.
Information on Lewis Zirkle
From Ancestry.com tree:
Information on this family from book "Zirkle Family in America - Germany to PA." by Gordon K Zirkle.
- ↑ Alice Lawrence. Keplinger GED Lawrence. (GED File, Downloaded November 27, 2004).