m. 19 January 1740/41
Facts and Events
Valentine Pence was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Will of Valentine Pence
Records of Valentine Pence in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Valentine Pence
From research conducted and compiled by the late Richard A. Pence of Fairfax, Virginia:
21 ADAM PENCE ("first born son") was the John Adam Benz born to Valentine and "Maria Cath Oberlin" Benz 15 Jan 1744, baptized at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchburg, (now) Berks County, Pennsylvanaia (then Lancaster County); died after 25 Oct 1800 (will written) and before 21 Jul 1801 (executor's bond) in Rockingham County, Viginia; married Margaret _____ (probably Ergenbright) about 1770.
22 JACOB PENCE was born about 1749 probably in Augusta County, Virginia; died 19 Nov 1802 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina; married Catherine Barger about 1771 in Virginia or North Carolina (she was the daughter of George Henry Barger who made his will in Rowan County, North Carolina, on 3 Feb 1819; Catherine died before her father's will was made, probably in 1813, for a letter of administration for her estate was given in Cabarrus Co to _____ Pence in July of that year); Jacob was in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1790 with 1 male under 16, two males over 16 and six females, and in Cabarrus County (formed from Mecklenburg in 1792) in 1800 with two males 10-16, one over 45; two females 10-16, one 16-26 and one over 45; Jacob Bentz and Georg Henrich Berger were among those who began building the Organ Church in Mecklenburg County in 1774; Jacob purchased land in Mecklenburg County in 1772. According to receipts his children signed for a portion of his share of his parens' estate, he had nine children, six of whom can be identified from the receipts they signed. It appears that the youngest three were Christina, Adam and Valentine, since John Michael Sites was made the guardian of Christina on 17 Oct 1804 in Cabarrus Co and on the same date John Berger was made guardian of Adam and Valentine. In 1807 William Sifferd was made guardian of Adam and Felty (nickname for Valentine) and on 10 Jan 1810, Adam Bence, minor, was bound to George Rimer, blacksmsith, until he is 21, then be given a suit of clothes, anvil, sledge and _____, also schooling of three months.
23 HENRY PENCE was born about 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia; possibly the Henry Sr. who died before 18 Aug 1834 in Rockingham County, Virginia, when Jacob and John Rush were named administrators of his estate, with John Nicholas and William and John McCausland as bondsmen; a Henry Pence Sr also died before 5 May 1828 in Rockingham County when Jacob Pence was named administrator of his estate, with John Nicholas as bondsman (see Nos. 117 and 124); married Susannah _____. NOTE: Daughters are identified through marriage bonds; three sons listed below (Jacob, John and Valentine) were brothers who married Miller sisters, according to tradition; they are listed as children of Henry because his name appears with one or the other in various records; not positively identified as children of Henry, so they could be sons of another of Valentine's sons; the Henry listed is also presumed to be Henry's son.
24 JOHN PENCE was born 23 Nov 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia; died 10 Jan 1834 in Rockingham County, Virginia; married Nancy Swisher 6 May 1793 in Rockingham County (she was the daughter of John Switzer/Swisher and Anna Wagner). He was given a pension for service in the Revolution and his wife received a widow's pension. He is called "Red John Pence" on some records, perhaps to distinguish him from other John Pences, notably John, the son of Jacob, who is likely the one called "Black John Pence."
25 (ANNA) CATHERINE PENCE was no doubt the Anna Catarima Bentz, daughter of Valentine Bentz, whose birth or baptism was recorded as 9 Nov 1741 in the register of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, East Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, leaving a will dated 20 Mar 1820 and probated in the Feb term in 1824; married Henry Long 20 Aug 1761 in Augusta County; she was called Catherine Long in a settlement of her father's estate; she and her husband wrote from North Carolina to her brother John Pence at McGayesville, Rockingham County, Virginia, telling him of the death of their brother Jacob in Catawba County, North Carolina, in 1802; the portion of Mecklenburg County in which they lived is now a part of Union County, North Carolina.
26 BARBARA PENCE was born in Augusta County, Virgina; married George Probst before 1776 (father's estate settlement); probably to southwestern Virginia.
27 MARY PENCE was born about 1758 in Augusta County, Virginia; died - Feb 1850 in Pendleton County, West Virginia (then Virginia); married Henry Swartzer (Swartley, Swadley) before 1775 (father's estate settlement) (he was born in 1748 in Augusta County, died - Jan 1829 in Brandywine, Pendleton County); to Highland County, Virginia, then Pendleton County.
28 SARAH PENCE was born in Augusta County, Virginia; married John Perkey after 1776, when she was called Sarah pence in a settlement involving her father's estate.
29 _____ PENCE, "one in the womb" (Valentine's will, written in 1761), thought by some to be named Valentine, but no Valentine is mentioned in any settlements of the father's estate or in the will of Valentine's wife; probably died quite young.