Facts and Events
Nicholas Seybert was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 238.--11th March, 1778. John Smith and Margaret to Nicholas Seybert, on a branch of the Straight Fork of Potowmack, at a place called Frame's Cabbin.
- Page 409.--Patent 1st June, 1782, to Nicholas Seybert on Straight Creek of South Branch of Potomac. (Note: although there was another Nicholas Seybert of comparable age to this Nicholas, it is likely that this Nicholas was the patentee of this land on the Potomac River, likely near his father's land).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 187.--3d May, 1769. Same (From Nicholas Sybert (Seybert), eldest son and heir-at-law of Jacob Sybert, deceased, of Frederick County, Maryland) to Adam Lock, £10, 88 acres on the mountain between the South Fork and South Branch of Potowmac patented to Jacob Sybert, 10th November, 1757; Michael Mallow's line. Teste: John ( ) Blizard. Delivered: Grantee, 15th April, 1814.
Nicholas Seybert Taken Captive by Indians in 1758
- Nicholas Seybert is listed as being taken captive by Indians in the "Ft. Seybert Massacre" on 28 April 1758 in Augusta (later Pendleton) County, Virginia (later West Virginia), which is mentioned in the Indian Attacks of 1755-1758 in Augusta County of settlers killed or captured by "the enemy" (most likely Shawnee Indians being spurred on by the French) in Augusta County.
- From "The Dyer Settlement: The Fort Seybert Massacre, Fort Seybert, West Virginia" by Mary Talbot:
- "After a year or more with the Indians, Nicholas Seybert arranged for the escape of his brothers and sisters. He had become a trusty with the Indians, and was allowed to carry on fur trading with the French. One evening when a wagon load of furs was taken out of camp he put his brothers and sisters in the bottom of the wagon, piling furs on top of them. As the wagon was driven away he remained at camp, manifesting surprise when the Indians discovered they were gone. He pretended to be as disturbed as the Indians. That night he made his escape.”
Records of Nicholas Seybert in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1778. - (404) William Robertson, Captain, and Nicholas Sybert, as First Lieutenant--qualified.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 22, 1778 - (367) Nicholas Seyvert recommended as First Lieutenant in Capt. John McCoy's Company,