Person:Henry Hiestand (1)

Henry Hiestand
d.5 OCT 1779 Page, VA, USA
m. 04 NOV 1672/73
  1. Henry Hiestand1709 - 1779
  2. Jacob Hiestand1710/11 -
m. 1732
  1. Barbara Hiestand1733/34 -
  2. Jacob Hiestand1736 - 1795
  3. Peter Hiestand1737/38 - 1812
  4. Abraham Hiestand1739/40 - AFT 1811
  5. Ann Hiestand1742 - 1820
  6. John Hiestand1745/46 -
  7. Daniel Hiestand1749/50 -
  8. Mary Magdalene Hiestand1752 - 1821
Facts and Events
Name[1] Henry Hiestand
Alt Name[3] Heinrich H Hiestand
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3] 27 AUG 1703/4 Zürich, Switzerland
Birth[1] 1709 Zurich, Switzerland
Marriage 1732 PA, USAto Maria Kauffmann
Death[1][4] 5 OCT 1779 Page, VA, USA

Acquisition of Land in Orange County, Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 417-420. 21-22 Sept. 1743. Philip Long of Orange County to Henry Heastand of same. Lease and release; for £54.16.6. 205 acres... Sharendo River side... (signed) Philip Long. Wit: John Newport, Christopher Zimmerman, Abraham Strigler, Joseph Bloodworth. 22 Sept. 1743. Acknowledged by Phillip Long. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 64].

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2:

  • M-6: Henry Hestant of Frederick County, 264 acres on South River of Shannondoah in said County. Surv. Mr. George Hume. Adj. Old Messinuttin Tract, John Bumbarner, 2 Aug. 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Grants 1742-1775, pg. 143].

About Henry Hiestand

"Henry Heistand was born about 1709, probably near Zurich, Switzerland, and married about 1732. He was a Mennonite and probably moved to Pennsylvania and then to Orange (now Page) County, Virginia, where he lived as early as September 22, 1743, when he bought 205 acres on the banks of the Shenandoah River from Philip Long for £54.16.6; this was the area known as Powell's Fort. On August 2, 1762, he received a 264 acre grant from Lord Fairfax on the south side of the South River of Shenandoah adjoining the old Massanutten tract, and on June 3, 1778, as assignee of Peter Teas, he received a 400 acre grant from Lord Fairfax on Passage Creek in Powell's Fort.

Heistand made his will on March 22, 1777 giving his property to his five sons and three daughters, and on March 24, 1777, he sold 230 acres on the south side of the Shenandoah River to his son Peter for £100. Also on March 24, 1777, he sold 232 acres in the area to his son John for £100, and at the same time he evidently loaned money to his son Abraham to buy 300 acres from Lord Fairfax. His estate was probated on August 28, 1783." S2 page one

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 OneWorldTree. One World Tree (sm) [database online]. Provo, UT:, Inc.

  2.   Compiler: Dr. David B Trimble. Hiestand Family of Page County, Virginia. (Dr. David B Trimble, 2506 Hartford Rd, Austin, Texas, 1989), page 1.

    Estate probated in 1783

  3. 3.0 3.1 Dan Masters. Heistand family information, Recipient: Kristina Kuhn Krumm, Author E-mail: DAM1941 at
  4. also have death as Oct 5, 1773 from Dan Masters, but Henry was alive in 1777, selling land to his son, John