Person:Jacob Seyler (1)

Johann Jacob Seyler
d.bef. 20 October 1789 Augusta County, Virginia
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Name Johann Jacob Seyler
Alt Name Jacob Seilor
Gender Male
Birth? 26 December 1719 Birlenbach, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany
Marriage 16 July 1743 Retschweiler, Alsace-Lorraine, Germanyto Dorothy Schaff
Death? bef. 20 October 1789 Augusta County, Virginia

Johann Jacob Seyler was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of Jacob Seyler

  • Page 181.--20th April, 1785. Jacob Seyler's (Siler) (German) will (Sr.)--To wife, Dority, after her death to children; to eldest son, Philip, 6 shillings in lieu of birthright; to daughter, Magdalene at death of her husband, and her children; to son, Jacob; to second daughter, Mary Catherine, now married to Martin Yeakly; to daughter, Anna Catherine, now married to John David Griner; to daughter, Anna Mary, now married to Geighford (Geo. Eiford? Ayford?); to daughter, Elizabeth, now married to Monanel Herlis; to daughter, Dorothy, now married to Anthony Mustoe; to daughter, Anna Margaret; to daughter, Eve Margaret, now married to _____ Olinger. Executor, Hermon Levingood. Teste: Elijah McClenachan, Wm. Burk, Edward Burk. Proved, 20th October, 1789, by McClenachan and Burk. Executor refuses; Dorothy also refuses, and administration granted A. Mustoe and George Wiford.


Jacob and Dorothea came to America in 1755 and settled in Fredericktown, Maryland. They moved to Augusta County, Virginia in 1772. Jacob was registered in Catholic Maryland as a German Protestant. Jacob furnished supplies to Americans in the Revolutionary War.