Person:Jacob Argabrite (2)

Jacob Argabrite, of Greenbrier County, VA
d.9 November 1853 Greenbrier County, Virginia
m. 19 February 1750
  1. John Adam Argenbright1753 - Abt 1809
  2. Jacob Argabrite, of Greenbrier County, VA1760 - 1853
  3. Katherine "Kate" ArgenbrightAbt 1763 -
  4. Anna Maria Argenbright1765 - 1840
  • HJacob Argabrite, of Greenbrier County, VA1760 - 1853
  • WMary FiferBef 1767 - 1850
m. 4 December 1784
  1. Elizabeth "Betsy" Argabright1786 -
  2. Anna Catherina Argebright1790 - 1838
  3. Mary Ann "Polly" Argenbrite1791 - 1865
  4. Martin Argabright1792 - 1873
  5. Catherine ArgabriteEst 1795 - Bef 1844
  6. Col. John Argabrite1797 - 1884
  7. William ArgabriteEst 1798 - Bef 1844
  8. Abraham "Abram" Argabrite1804 - 1895
  9. Rebecca ArgabriteEst 1805 -
  10. Isaac Argabrite1807 - 1856
  11. Samuel ArgabriteAbt 1808 - Bef 1885
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Argabrite, of Greenbrier County, VA
Alt Name Jacob Argenbright, of Rockingham & Monroe County, VA
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3] 9 September 1760 Berks County, Pennsylvania
Birth[1][2] 20 October 1760 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 4 December 1784 Rockingham County, Virginiato Mary Fifer
Will? 1 April 1844 Greenbrier County, Virginia[became part of West Virginia in 1863]
Death[1][2][3] 9 November 1853 Greenbrier County, Virginia

Will Transcript

In the name of God-Amen. I, Jacob Argabrite, of the county of Greenbrier and the State of Virginia, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of life, do make and establish this my last will and testament (revoking all former wills and testaments by me made), in manner and form following, to-wit:
First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife so much of my household furniture of every description as she choses to keep and so much of the proceeds of my estate as will be necessary for her comfortable support during her natural life:
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Betsy Sydenstricker, one hundred and forty dollars.
I give and bequeath to my son, Martin, one hundred and forty dollars.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Ann Lewis, one hundred and forty dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs of my deceased daughter, Catherine Dunbar, one hundred and forty dollars.
I give and bequeath to my son, John, one hundred and forty dollars.
I give and bequeath to the heirs of my deceased son, William, one hundred and forty dollars.
I give and bequeath to my son, Abram, one hundred and forty dollars.
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Rebecca Rodgers, one hundred and forty dollars.
My sons, Isaac and Samuel, have been heretofore provided for and received their full share for which I have taken their receipts as acquittal.
After my decease I wish the several legacies to be paid over as soon as collected in the order in which they are named, beginning with the oldest, except the heirs of the two deceased children, which are to be paid last. Whatever remainder there may be after the decease of my beloved wife, I wish to be equally divided between all my heirs.
I appoint my son, John Argabrite, executor of this my last Will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal.
This first day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and forty-four.
[Signed] Jacob Argabrite (Seal).
Witnesses: J. W. P. Stevens, Samuel A. McClung, Austin Eads.
  1. 1.0 1.1 BIOGRAPHIES, Greenbrier County, WV - "A".

    Jacob Argabrite was born in 1760, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, came to Rockingham county, Virginia, in boyhood. Volunteered, May, 1778, for six months in the militia company of Captain Craven and served at the forts in Tyggart's Valley. Reenlisted and served in the same company three months longer. Marched to Fort Pitt and Tuscarara river, serving under General McIntosh and helping to build Fort Lawrence in Ohio. Between Fort McIntosh and Fort Lawrence he saw the corpse of Lieutenant Parks, who had been killed by the Indians. In retaliation, Colonel Crawford wished to kill nine or ten Indians who had come for a peace parley, but was prevented by other officers. About September, 1780, he enlisted for twelve months in the cavalry company of Captain Sullivan, of Berkeley county. Campaigned in the Carolinas and was in the battle of the Cowpens. His term expired at Bowling Green, Va. He then joined a rifle company under Captain Coker, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was discharged for illness late in October, while conveying the British prisoners from Yorktown. Caine to Monroe some years after the war. Declaration, 1882. Proof of alleged facts required in Pension Office.

    He subsequently removed to Greenbrier county, andd his will, made April 1, 1844, and recorded in the clerk's office of Greenbrier county, is as follows, which we give because it is the only source at our disposal to give the names of his children.

    Mr. Argabrite died soon after making the above will, and was buried in the Hockman family graveyard just below their old home on Muddy creek. The old gentleman was an ardent Democrat while Greenbrier county was overwhelmingly Whig. In the "Hard Cider" campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too," the Whigs came in procession from Frankfort to Lewisburg, a distance of about ten miles, headed by a wagon drawn by three teams of fine Greenbrier horses. On the wagon sat a log cabin, with some coon skins tacked on the walls, and a barrel of hard cider just inside the door, which an attendant was serving out to the public. Mr. Argabrite was standing on the streets of Lewisburg, an indignant spectator. Somebody asked him what he thought of it; he vehemently replied: "What dam foolishness, what damn foolishness, and so agra-provoking!"

  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave.

    Pvt. Jacob Argabrite
    Birth 20 Oct 1760
    Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
    Death 9 Nov 1853 (aged 93)
    Blaker Mills, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
    Burial: Hockman Family Burial Ground
    Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA

    Veteran Revolutionary War, Private, Virginia Militia. Enlisted May 1778 with Captain Robert Craven for 6 months with service at Westfall and Fort Hutton in Tygart's Valley, Huttonsville, WV. Re-enlisted in the fall of 1780 in Captain Sullivan's Calvary for 12 month with service in South Carolina at the Battle of Cowpens and Guilford. He then transferred to Captain Cooper's Rifle Company with service at the Siege of Yorktown. Separated at Williamsburg VA at the conclusion of the war. He applied for a pension in Monroe County WV on 15 Oct 1832.
    Son of Hans Martin Argenbright (Argabrite) (1719 – 1801) and Susannah Farre Argenbright (Argabrite) (1729 – 1767) of then Lancaster County PA, now Berks County PA. As young boy, the family moved to Rockingham County VA. Married Mary Fifer (1775 – 1850). Parents of: Elizabeth "Betsy" Argabrite Sydenstricker (1790 - ?), Martin Argabrite, Mary Ann Argabrite Lewis (1791 - 20 May 1865), Catherine Argabrite Dunbar, Rebecca Argabrite Rodgers, Isaac Argabrite, COL John Argabrite (17 Feb 1797 - 10 Dec 1884), Abram Argabrite (1804 - 1895), Samuel Argabrite (1807 – 1856), Isaac Argabrite (1808 – 1857), and William Argabrite (1809 – 1839).

  3. 3.0 3.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).