Person:Abel Westfall (5)

m. 28 Jan 1683
  1. Jurian Westfall1684 - 1731
  2. Maritje Westvael1685 - 1753
  3. Jacob Westfall1693 - 1784
  4. Abel Westfall1696 - 1755
  5. Claertjen Westfall1700 -
m. 25 Feb 1717
  1. Sarah Westfall1718 -
  2. Cornelius Bogart Westfall1721 - 1783
  3. Johannes "John" Westfall1724 - 1789
  4. Annetje 'Hannah' Westfall1728/29 - 1794
Facts and Events
Name Abel Westfall
Unknown[1] Abel John Westvael
Gender Male
Birth[2] 9 Feb 1696 Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Marriage 25 Feb 1717 Minisink, Orange County, New Yorkto Annetje Bogart
Death[2] 1755 , Augusta Co., Virginia, USA

Abel Westfall was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • G-133: Abel Westfall of Augusta County, 400 acres. Surv. Mr. James Genn. Tract or lot No. 9 on South Fork of Wappacomo or Great South Branch of Potomack River. 6 Oct. 1748. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 29].

Records of Abel Westfall in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 41.--26th October, 1746. Receipt by Sarah Bogert (Bugard), widow of Johannes Bugard, of the South Branch, for articles willed by her husband from the executors Able Westfall and Anthony Bogard, and her bond to preserve the estate to the children. Teste: Abraham Vanderpool, Laya Westfall.
  • Page 42.--4th September. 1746. Johannes Bougard's will, of the South Branch--Wife, Sarah, big with child, who must be brought up in her father's house; brother, Anthony Hougard, shoemaker's leather; daughter, Anna Bougard. Executors, Abell Westfall and Anthony Bougard. Teste: Abraham Vanderpool, John Westfall, Jacob Westfall. Proved by Jacob Westfall, 21st May, 1747. Proved by other witnesses, 28th June, 1747.
  • Page 42.--21st May, 1747. Abel Westfall qualifies executor of John Bougard, with sureties Thomas West and John States. Teste: Samuel Portcus.
  • Vol. 1 - 1749. - Inquisition, 15th April, 1749, on body of Samuel Decker, son of Garret Decker, on the South Branch of Potomac, by Peter Scholl, coroner. Samuel received his death by accident by a penknife. Peter Scholl, coroner; Abram Vanderpool, Able Westfall, Hendrey Scarbrough, James Simpson, Johanes Curtract, Conrad Hoerner, Johann Michael Hoerner, Daniel Hoornbeck, Anthony Logen, George Osborn, John Westfall, Cornelius Curt Right (See Curtract above).
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 28, 1750. - (423) Abraham Vanderpool, Mathew Uter, Abell Westfall, Anthony Bogard, George Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jr., John Osburn, James Simson, Jacob Westfall, Leonard Neiff, John Westfall, Hermanus Skout, Anthony Reger, Anthony Reger, Jr., Michael Rhyne, Peter Reed, George West, Thomas Iax, Robert Graham, added to list of tithables.
  • Page 338.--28th May, 1751. Edward Williams' bond as administrator of Isaac Jones, with sureties Peter Thorn, Abel Westfall.
  • Page 400.--10th August, 1751. Edward Cherry's appraisement by Abel Westfall, Peter Thorn. Due by Loury Myers. Due by Abra. Hite.
  1., WV & VA Families, 14 Apr 2003, Primary quality.

    Cornelius, his birth date, death year, father, mother, wife and 8 children. Reference number:

    There are no sources listed for this information.

  2. 2.0 2.1, Helm, Leroy, Louw and Westvael, 14 Apr 2003, Secondary quality.

    Abel, his birth date and place, death year and place, father, mother, wife, marriage date and place and 9 children. Reference number: WDB033-

    There are no sources listed for this information.