Person:Abraham Strickler (1)

Abraham Strickler
d.bef. 14 April 1746 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HAbraham Strickler1670 - bef 1746
  • WMary Ruffner1713 - 1746
m. abt. 1731
  1. Joseph Strickler1731 - 1795
  2. John Strickler1733 - 1801
  3. Jacob Strickler1734 - 1784
  4. Benjamin Strickler1735 - 1795
  5. Abraham Strickler1738 - 1821
  6. Isaac Stricklerabt 1740 - 1817
  7. Mary Elizabeth Stricklerabt 1742 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Abraham Strickler
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1670 Canton Zurich, Horgen, Switzerland
Marriage abt. 1731 to Mary Ruffner
Death[1] bef. 14 April 1746 Augusta County, Virginia

Abraham Strickler was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 210-13. 15-16 Dec. 1735. Jacob Stover of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, to Abraham Strickler of the Province of Pennsylvania. Lease and release; for £84 current money, 1,000 acres at Mosonuttin on Gerundo (Shenandoah) River... on the north side... (signed) Jacob (J S) Stover. Wit: John Bramham, Gideon Marr, Wm. Terrell. 16 Dec. 1735. Acknowledged by Jacob Stover. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 16].

Estate Records of Abraham Strickler

  • Page 4.--Peter Roughenough qualifies administrator of Abraham Strickler, with sureties, viz: Mathais Selzer, John Lionberger. 14th April, 1746.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 14, 1746. - (21) Abraham Strickler's widow refuses to administer--Jeremiah Sutton, Randolph Mack, John Spittler and Paul Lung, Appraisers.
  • Page 12.--19th April, 1746. Abraham Strickler's inventory appraised by Jeremiah Sutton, Paul Long, Rudolph Maag. Recorded, 18th June, 1746.

Records in Orange County, VA

  • Pages 100-04. 21-22 Sept. 1737. Concrat Ambyon of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, planter, to Christopher Zimmerman of same. Lease and release; for £30 current money. 445 acres on Potatoe Run in the great fork of Rapahannock River... granted to Ambyon 1 May 1728... corner to Timothy Stamp... run side, corner to Christopher Zimmerman. (signed) Conrad Amberger. Wit: Thomas Hill, Abraham Strickler, John Newport. 22 Sept. 1737. Acknowledged by Conrad Amberger. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 41].
  • Pages 195-98. William Crosthwait. Estate account. 3 Nov. 1743. Payments made to Tully Choice, William McDonough, William Williams, Abraham Strickler, Lewis Stevens (on account of Casper Wister), Richard Cross, William Golding, Robert Grason, Robert Bohanon, William Waller (lawyer's fee), Mr. Thomas Wright Belfield, Mr. Richard Winslow, Hugh Drohady, Matthew Stanton, Mr. George Taylor, Dr. Thomas Walker, Richard Sims, Edward Herndon, Dr. William Lynn, Peter Rucker, Charles Colson, Mr. Andrew Rosse, Mr. James Madison, Mr. Lewis (lawyer's fee), Mr. William Russell, Mr. Charles Dick, John Smith Junr., Col. Willis' estate, Sheriff of Augusta, Isaac Smith, George Wythe (lawyer's fee), Mr. Zachary Lewis, Alexr. Thompson, John Mercer, Joseph Philips, William Williams, Col. Taylor. [Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 43].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - 1749-50, July 20th--Robert McClenahan, 230, on Shanando, formerly surveyed for Abraham Strickler; 200 part of Mouldin's patent on said river belonging to said Strickler; 316 on said river, formerly John Windlekite's.
  • Page 106.--15th February, 1748. Daniel Stover qualifies guardian of John, Mary and James Campbell, orphans of John Campbell, with sureties Abraham Strickler, George Leath. (Note: appears to be after Abraham's death?).

Information on Abraham Strickler

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Abraham Strickler and family, with a group of about 5 other families (Miller, Selzer, Long, Rinehart, Rhodes and Kauffman), was one of the first settlers of the Massanutten area of the Shenandoah Valley. This group had relocated from Lancaster, PA in 1729 and petitioned the VA government for land. They established the first settlement in the area on the "Massanuting" tract, so named by the indians in the area who created the large opening by burning the forest to allow grass to grow, thereby attracting game. The settlement was located along Massanutten Creek. [Source:]

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