Person:Nicholas Havener (1)

Nicholas Havener
b.Abt. 1707 Prob. Germany
d.Bef. 05 Apr 1769 Augusta County, Virginia
  1. Nicholas HavenerAbt 1707 - Bef 1769
m. Bef. 1741
  1. Ludwig HevenerABT 1741 -
  2. Jacob Havener1744 - 1811
  3. Frederick Hevenerest 1746 - 1817
  4. Maria Johanna 'Hannah' Havener1747 - ABT 1837
  5. Catreen HevenerABT 1748 -
  6. John Heavner1748 -
  7. Ruth HevenerABT 1749 - ABT 1803
  8. Catherine Heavner1750 - ABT 1794
  9. Charity HeavenerBEF 1755 - ABT 1794
  10. Margaret Heffner1758 - 1830
Facts and Events
Name Nicholas Havener
Alt Name Nicholas Havenor
Alt Name Nicholas Hevener
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1707 Prob. Germany
Marriage Bef. 1741 Poss. Berks County, Pennsylvaniato Anna Elizabeth Seybert
Death? Bef. 05 Apr 1769 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Death? ABT MAY 1769

Nicholas Havener was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 109.--21st May, 1755. John Smith and Rebecca (mark) to Nicholas Havener, £107.10.0, 300 acres conveyed to John by Robert Green, of Orange, 5th November, 1747, on southermost branch, of South Branch of Potomac; corner to tract surveyed for Mathew Patton. Delivered to Nicholas Havener, 1765.

Will of Nicholas Havener

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 213.--5th April, 1769. Nicholas Havenor's will - To wife Elizabeth, 1/3 of all estate whether in this Colony or any other, and his iron stove, executrix; to son Jacob, executor, land on South Fork, wagon and geers, 1/2 of cuper tools; to son Frederick, part of tract on South Forke on which testator lives, and a tract purchased of Robert Davis; to daughter Catren; to daughter (?). Teste: Mathew Patton, Robert Davis, James Stephenson. Proved, 20th June. 1769, by Patton and Davis. Executors qualify, with Robert Davis, Henry Stone.
  • Page 252.--10th July, 1769. Nicholas Havener's estate appraised Mathias and George Dyce's accounts.

Processioning Lists of 1755 & 1767/8

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
  • 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.
  • Page 447.--1767-68: John Dunkle and Michael Props procession, viz: For Michael Props, for Frederick Keester, for Nicholas Havener, for Mathew Patton, for Ludwick Wagner, for Nicholas Sivert, for Sebastian Hover for Robert Davis, for Roger Dyer, orphan; for John Dunkle, for Mathias Tice. Processioned by Thos. Beggs and Michael Humble from Brocks Gap to Hampshire Line, viz: For Abraham Bird, present Rudy Mauk and Teter Couts; for Teter Coutts, for Conrad Custard, for Rudy Mauck, for Conrad Lamb for Isaac Beackfield, for John Miller, for Charles Man, for Thomas Witsell, for Conrad Custard, Sr., for Jacob Trumbo, for Thomas Beggs, for James Beggs, for Jacob Bare, for James Marshall, for Andrew Trumbo, for Martin Witsell, for Adam Reader, for Uriah Humble.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 75.--19th August. 1761. Daniel Smith's settlement of estate of Jacob Sivers approved--Paid Woolrick Conrod, Gabriel Kyle; paid 1 clerk's note for swearing into your commission; paid Jno. Wright for crying the vendue; paid Henry Pircy for liquor; paid David Rule; paid Christian Lower (Sower?); paid Paul Shaver; paid Horrical Hufman; paid Henry Baninger; paid Sarah Harrison for liquor for vendue; paid Margaret Johnson for appraising the estate. Sale bill, viz: To John McCoy, Valentine Butcher, Henry Smith, Wm. Snodon, Saml. Briggs, Robt. Gragg, Jno. Dunkle, Ludwick Waggoner, Jno. Skidmore, Jonas Friend, Nicholas Havener. Received of Benj. Hagler, Robt. Minnis, Henry Penigar.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 18, 1762. - (211) Following received certificates for naturalization: Henry Stone, Sebastian Hover, Gabriel Kyle, Henry Peninger, Woolrick Coonrod, Mack Swadley, John Dunkle, Michael Mallow, Michael Props, George Hammer, Nicholas Havenor, Henry Pickle, Ludwick Havener, Frederick Easter.
  • Page 324.--22d March, 1764. Michael Rhine's vendue recorded--To Nicholas Havener, Henry Flesher, Jacob Rolman, Frederick Opp, Thos. Miller, John Davis, Adam Stroud, Henry Stone. Castle Hover, Wm. Robinson, Jacob Bour, Paslin Hover, Elizabeth Rhine, Leonard Props, Jno. Dunkle, Peter Smith, Geo. Bush, Nicholas Summers, Mark Swatley, Henry Pickle, Francis Evick, Leonard Simmons.
  • Page 35.--19th August, 1767. Settlement of Valentine Coil's estate, by Geo. Hammer and Geo. Coile--Cash paid Gabriel Coile, George Caplinger; cash paid Francis Evick, Geo. Tice, Woolrick Conrod; cash paid Colien Havenor, Nicholas Havenor, Jno. Murray, Henry Stone, Mark Swatley, Christian Grod, Barned Lince, Martin Coile. (Note: Nicholas Havener's daughter Maria Johanna married Valentine Coyle's son George Coyle).

Information on Nicholas Havener

Submission: {geni:about_me} Col. Nicholas Havener emmigrated from the Paltinate region of Germany along aroute that took him down the Rhine River and to the Port City of Amsterdam in Holland. From Amsterdam he and approximately 380 like-minded emnmigrants set sail for America upon the ship "Davy" in the Spring of 1738. After a layover in Cowes, Isle of Wright, England the "Davy" arrived at the port of Philadelphia on Oct. 25, 1738 --- [see the preceeding PROLOGUE section of this work for narrative and insight as to at least some of the travails that these hardy souls had already overcome in their efforts to establish a life in the New World]. The initial destination for Nicholas and many of his shipmates upon leaving Philadelphia was the German community in the Tulpehocken area of then Lebanon (now Berks) Co, Pa. Over the period of the following fiftteen years he would marry, provide for his wife and four children, and yearn for even better things in their lifes. Nicholas and Elizabeth were members of the Christ Churchin Tulpehocken (High German Evangelical Luthern) while Christian Lauer who is mentioned elsewhere as the godfather of Maria Catarina "Catren" and as the second husband of the widowed Elizabeth was a member of Trinity Reformed Church (High German Evangelical Reformed-UCC) as well as the Christ Church. Nicholas took Oath to he Crown (Naturalized) in Pennsylvania on 9-16-1750. Within a very short time of his becoming eligible to do so by naturalization he purchased two tracts of land West of the town of Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks Co. The larger tract of 205 acres was sold in 1754 coincident with his move to Virginia. His disposition of the smaller 104 1/2 acre tract is undetermined. Other than the sale of land, the last that is known of Nicholas in Pennsylvania is that he and Elizabeth served as Sponsors (Godparents) at the Baptism of Anna Elizabeth Troester in July, 1753. The service occurred at theAltolhoe or Altalaha Church in Rehersburg. In May,1755 Nicholasand Ellizabeth purchased 2 tracts of land totaling 600 acres that stradled the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. This property is situated North of the present town of Brandywine, Pendleton County, West Virginia. In the style of the day Nicholas and Elizabeth raised their family in a log cabin with an earthen floor, several large pots for cooking and washing, somelivestock and horses and little else. Nicholas pursued his trade as a cooper. in his will drawn in 1769 Nicholas makes specific provision for the disposition of his coopers tools. Nicholas had previousely taken an Oath to The Crown (was naturalized) in Pennsylvqnia on Sept 16,1750 and for reasons unknown repeated this act in Augusta County, Virginia on May 18,1762. The Seybert family including Elizabeth, her mother Johanna, and brothers Jacob and Wendel emigrated in 1738 on the same ship "Davy" as did her future husband, Nicholas Hevener. The parents of Elizabeth were Christopher and Johanna or Johnnetta ( ? Seybert.Following the death of Christopher Seybert the widowed Johannare - married in Pennsylvania to Henry (Henrich) Lorentz. Henryand Johanna were 2 2 (3) Nicholas Hevener, son of AlexandriHevener and Catharina (Unk wife), was born 1707 in Hirschfeld,Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and married 1742/1743, (4)Anna Elizabeth Saybert who was born about 1719 in Bitzweiler, Wolfersweiler, Saarland, Germany. Nicholas died May 1769 in Brandywine, Pendleton County, West Virginia and was buried there. Anna Elizabeth died after 1786 in near Tulpehocken, Berks County, Pennsylvania and was buried in Trinity Reformed Church, Berks County, Pennsylvania, (Tulpehocken). Anna Elizabeth was also married to Christian Lauer.