Person:Christian Tosher (1)

Christopher 'Christian' Tosher
b.abt. 1720
d.bef. 15 March 1758 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HChristopher 'Christian' Tosherabt 1720 - bef 1758
m. bef. 1743
  1. Mary Tosherbef 1743 -
Facts and Events
Name Christopher 'Christian' Tosher
Alt Name Christian Dosher
Alt Name Christian Dasher
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1720
Marriage bef. 1743 to
Death? bef. 15 March 1758 Augusta County, Virginia

Christian Tosher (Dosher) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Land Acquisition in Virginia

Land Acquisition in Virginia:

  • Christian Tosher (Dasher) acquired 200 acres land on the "South Fork, South Branch" of the Potomac, in what later became Hampshire County, Virginia. ["Wappatomaka, A Survey of the History and Geography of the South Branch Valley", by Charles Morrison].

Land Disposition in Virginia:

  • Christian Tosher (Dasher) transferred 200 acres to John States on Apr. 1, 1755, the land lying in Augusta County, on the South Fork of the south Branch of Potomac. [Chalkley's].

Estate Records of Christian Tosher (Dosher)

  • Page 224.--15th March, 1758. Michael Thorn and Anthony Reeger's bond (with Philip Mason, Isaac Johnson, Philip Moore) as administrators of Christian Tosher.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 15, 1758 - (87) Michael Stump, Leonard Knave, Peter Howe and Harman Shook--appraisers of Christian Tosher.
  • Page 198.--July, 1756- September, 1757. Christian Dosher, Dr., to Michael Thorn, account proved in Hampshire County before Jonathan Heath. 1st February, 1769.
  • Page 199.--22d March, 1769. Settlement recorded of Christian Tosher's (Dosher, Dasher?) estate--1757, to 1 bond; 1759, February, paid Henry Shepter; paid Mary Smith, Mary Fitzpatrick, Henry Make.

Processioning List of 1755

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Page 148.--1755: Matt. Patton and Wm. Dyer processioned as follows, viz: For Roger Dyer (corner Jacob Sivers), for Jacob Sivers, for Mathias Dise (corner Ludwick Waginer), for Ludwick Wagoner, for John Dunkle (corner Mathew Patton), for William Dyer, present Nicholas Hevanor; for Mathew Patton, for Mathew Patton, for Nicholas Hevernor; for Christian Dasher, present Anthony Bogart; for William Russell, none to show lines; for John Davis; for Peter Haus (Hans), present Postian Hover; for Wm. Russell, present Henry Pickle; for Wm. Russell, none to show, for Wm. Russell, none to show; for Ro. Green's heirs, none to show.

Records of Christian Tosher (Dosher) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 492.--29th May, 1761. William Green, surviving joint tenant, &c., and Ann to John Rouback, £50, on South Fork of South Branch of Potowmack, between lands of Mary Wood and heir of Christian Tosher, deeased, 400 acres, part of 2,400 acres patented to Wood, Green and Russell, 23d October, 1750. Delivered: A. J. as above.
  • Page 459.--16th March, 1771. Settlement of Henry Coffman's estate By bonds of, viz: James Sears and Michael Thorn, David Cradock, Christopher Yeasill and Philip Crites, Mary Tasher and Michael Thorn, Henry Coffman and Michael Stump, Elizabeth Tasher and Michael Thorn, Peter Shook and James Sears, Joseph Wilson, George Yeokim and Michael Thorn, John Rorebough and Martin Jobb, John Higgens and Ignetius Coombs, Danl. McNeil and John Westfall, Michael Moore and Geo. Yeokim, John Spelman and John Roreback, Job Wellton and Thos. Parsons, Thos. Parsons and Robert Cunningham. Jacob Bogard and Michael Harness, Martin Jobb and Adam Rydebogh. Elizabeth Tosher and Michael Thorn. By cash received at vendue as follows, viz: Richard Byrn, Jacob Break, John Our, Philip Crites, Lanie Hire, Leonard Knave, Charles Smith, Lewis Shriver, Jacob Rabuck, Richard Byrn, Michae1 Drum (Dunn?), James Willkie. Conrad Moore, Christale Tasher, Abigail Coffman, John Gradner. Debts due by Jacob Reiger. Debts due to. viz: Peter Haws, Cathrine Stump, Malldlin Break, Chas. Lynch. Cash paid as follows, viz: To Richard Brynns, James Willy, Madlin Coofman. (Note: some assumed to be related to Christian Tosher).
  • Vol. 2 - John Ulrick Spore vs. Wood, &c.--O. S. 181; N. S. 64--Bill 1809. Previous to 1st April, 1755, Christopher Tosher (or Dasher) contracted with James Wood, Wm. Russell and Wm. Green for 200 acres on So. Fork of So. Br. Potomac (now Hardy County) and received a title bond in 1757. On 1st April, 1755, Christopher (Christian) transferred to John States, who died before 22d August, 1772, on which day Ann Willson (formerly Ann States, John's only child, who had married Isaac Wilson) transferred to John Gardner. On 21st November, 1777, Gardner sold to Zacharias Smith, who on 11th September, 1779, sold to Martin Gryder, who on 22d February, 1780, sold to orator. James Wood, William Green, Willm. Russell, Christian Dasher and John Gardner are dead. Wood's heir-at-law is James Woods, living in Virginia, and Dasher's heir is Christian Dasher.