m. abt. 1748
Facts and Events
Valentine Bloss was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Valentine Bloss
I Vallentlne Blous of the County of Wayne and State of Virginia being in oaaaon health of body and ,mourd.,ess of mind end being of disposing mmory do heretoÆ nnke end ordain this my last sill end testeetnt in the following words figure. on the 12 day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty six. I have all ready previous to the date of this, will given to my dau~tter liamah, Jeans Bolts Wife one hundred dollars worth of property I have also previous to the date of this will given to my daughter Sarah, Benjamin Gerrett wif, fifty dollars worth of property I have all ready previous to the date of thin will to my daughter liargret (Margaret?). ChiÆlstoter lCeeser wife fifty dollars worth of property, I have also previous to the date of this will to my eon Isaac Blocs fifty dollars worth of property I have also previous to the date of this will given to my son urine Bloae fifty ù worth of property I have also previous to the date of This will given to my daughter rancy, John Piles wife fifty dollars worth of property I have also previous to the date of this will given to my dnuditer Ftlly, John Th3rnsy wife fifty dollars worth of of property I have also previous to the date of this will given to my son John Blos. fifty dollars worth of property, I have also previous to the date of this will given to my æon Ezekel Blocs fifty dollars worth of property and now it is my will that at w death that all my estate 1, squally divided among my eight children now living or their heirs now as it respeots my dawjiter Hannah deceased abe has all ready received her full share in her lifetime thartforo it is rot ivy will that her heirs .),all knit anflhing more at sq death it it also my will that tt a proper tire my children all ,s,et end rake an equal division of all my estate with themselves ui~,ed sealed and delivered from under my hand tho day and date above written.
Information on Valentine Bloss
Valentine BLOSS, son of Conrad Bloss, entered service in 1776 as a militia man under Captain William Nail and marched from Augusta County, Virginia to the west fork of the Monongalea to guard the frontiers. At the end of three months he was discharged by Cal. Smith.
In August 1777, he entered service under Capt. John Hopkins and marched from Augusta County by way of Lewisburg to the mouth of Great Kanawha where Point Pleasant now is, and, having served three months, was discharged there by Cal. Dickerson. He was present wham Cornstalk and his son Nipsco were killed.
In 1778 he again entered service under Capt. Anthony Rayder and marched from Rockingham County to the Warm Springs, now in Bath County, and then to Clover Lick on the head of JacksonÆs River, and from there by the Crab Orchard on the head of the South Branch of the Potomac and then to Rockingham County. He served two months.
He was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1757(record in his Bible). His first tours were from Augusta County and his last from Rockingham County, which was formed from Augusta in 1778. After the war he lived in Montgomery, Kanawha and Cabell Counties.
November 15, 1850, E. Bloss wrote from Wayne County, Virginia, that his father Valentine Bloss died last Sept
Valentine Bloss of Cabell County, Virginia private in the company of Capt. Mall in the regiment of Cal. Smith in the Virginia Militia f or eight months, was placed on the Virginia pension roll at $26.66 per annum under the Act of 1832. Certificate 23210 was issued 14 December 1833. Pension file number 59102.