Facts and Events
Sebastian Martz was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 264.--19th March, 1777. Michael Bowyer and Eupheme (Phraney) to Sebastian March (delivered: Reuben Moore, November, 1779), tract patented to Valentine Sevior 12th January, 1746, on Smith's Creek, Daniel James Branch. Abssolom Hayworth's line
Records of Sebastian Martz in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- 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.
Information on Sebastian Martz
•Sebastian Martz was born circa 1743/44 at Germany.
•Before 1768 Sebastian Martz married Mary Magdaleen Burghard.
•The "History of Rockingham Co., VA", by John W. Wayland, 1912, states that Michael Beaver, Sebastian Martz and Jacob Martz served with Michael Roller in Capt. Harrison's company.