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2. Jacob CONRAD/COONROD Senior-[952] was born about 1705 in Canton, Berne Switzerland and died on December 1, 1775 in Black Thorn on South Branch of Potowmack, Augusta, Virginia [Later Pendleton County, West Virginia], about age 70.

General Notes: 1750 Jacob came from Canton Berne, Switzerland, in 1750, and settled here [August County, Virginia] 1763. He was a widower when he left Europe. Born 1705, died December 1, 1775.

1759 - "Pendleton settlers found renewed immigration that began in 1759, and in the land sales of 1961-1763. In those two seasons the Green syndicate alone sold 7,073 acres at more than double the price paid by the pioneers of the Dyer settlement. Immigration was now quite active, and was directed most heavily into the South Branch and North Fork valleys, owing to the early colonization of the South Fork."

Page 446.--1767-68: Processioned by Joseph Skidmore, George Dice, Henry Banener, viz: For Samuel Morrels, present Wm. Eaverman; for John Skidmore, present Valentine Cassel and Jacob Conrad; for Geo. Caplinger, present Jacob Harper and Jno. Caplinger; for Valentine Giles, deceased, present Geo. Giles; for Peter Flesher, for Henry Banener, for Woolrey [Urlich] Conrad, for George Dice. Processioned by Cornelius Ruddle, David Robeson: For Thomas Bryan, for John Linkhorn, for Robert Belshee, for Wm. Dunlap, for John Miller, for Wm. Pickens; for Mathias Leer, Jos. Leer present; for Tunish Vanpeter, for Abraham Miller, for George Speare, for Skid Muncy's land, for Cornelius Ruddle, for Thomas Moore, for David Robinson. Processioned by John Coutts and John Miller, viz: For John Miller, for John Fudge, for John Munge (Conrad Fudge present), for George Hufman, for George Gunrod, for Henry Dick, for Peter Brunemer, for Henry Lung, for Francis Kirtley, for Christopher Cisling, for Boston Nester, for Jerod Peterfish, for Stephen Hanceberry, for John Sellers, for Jacob Runkle, for Nicholas Null, for Charles Fie, for Daniel Link, for Daniel Price, for David McComis, for John Burk, for Mathias Cersh, for Jacob Hammer

Page 190.--2d August, 1773. Estate of Jacob Caplenger, of South Branch, appraised by Jacob Conrad, Jacob Friend, Wolrie [Urlich] Conrad.

1776-1777 Augusta, Virginia -"During the ten years closing with 1777, we find Jacob Dickenson below Brandywife and George Puffenbarger on Brushy Fork. On the South Branch we notice Henry Fleisher at the present county line. On Dry Run was Henry Buzzard. On the Black Thorn were Christopher Eye and Georg Sumwalt. George and Francis Evick had come to the Evick Gap. George Dice was a neighbor to them and Jacob Conrad and George Kile were below the Ruddle postoffice. On the North Fork we now find the Bennetts above and nelsons below the mouth of Dry Run."
Location of said property:
Feature Name: Thorn Creek Feature Type: stream State: West Virginia County: Pendleton USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Sugar Grove Latitude: 383636N Longitude: 0792105W Outside of Franklin (town)

Feature Name: Ruddle (PO) Feature Type: populated place Elevation: 1538 State: West Virginia County: Pendleton USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Franklin Latitude: 384245N Longitude: 0791831W 4

Noted events in his life were:

He signed a will on March 17, 1776 in Augusta County, Virginia. Page 409.--__ _____, ____. Jacob Conrad's will [SR] --To son, Jacob [JR], testator's dwelling place; to daughter, Barbara, the place she lives on (wife of Charles Hedrick); to daughter, Elizabeth, the place she lives on, bought of Christopher Thompson and James Skidmore, wife of George Fisher: to daughter Mary Conrad's two children, Margaret Barlet, John Clifton, land bought from Saml. Caplinger; to Jonas Friend, a debt to be paid; son to sign his three sisters their deeds by his Earship. Teste: Wolerey [Urlich] Conrad, John Skidmore, George Kile. Proved, 19th March, 1776 (translation by George Carpenter) by the witnesses. Jacob Conrad qualifies administrator.

Page 478.--__ _____, 1776. Jacob Conrad's estate appraised--Due by Adam Longh, Thos. Skidmore.

Jacob married Abigail [UNKNOWN] -[994] [MRIN:245]. Abigail [UNKNOWN]-[994] died about 1750 in Switzerland.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 F    i. Elizabeth CONRAD/COONROD-[982] was born about 1756 in Augusta County, Virginia.

+ 6 F    ii. Mary CONRAD/COONROD-[984] was born about 1756 in Augusta County, Virginia.

+ 7 F    iii. Barbara CONRAD/COONROD-[980] was born about 1756 in Augusta County, Virginia

+ 8 M    iv. Jacob CONRAD/COONROD Junior-[979] 5 was born on May 17, 1744 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on January 26, 1829 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia], at age 84.

4. Ulrich CHURET/CONRAD Senior-[953] was born on June 15, 1721 in Attiswil, Bern, Switzerland and died in July 1802 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia], at age 81. Another name for Ulrich was Woolery CONRAD/COONROD.

General Notes: At this time I do not have any information on where the family lived after their arrival in Pennsylvania 1749 to the arrival in Virginia 1753. Urlich Sr family information is uncertain. In the "History of Pendleton County" it was stated he left a will [I have a copy, not transcribed]. It stated he had three children Urlich, Barbara and Elizabeth. This is not correct. Unfortunately he listed Barbara married in 1793 to Paul Harpole. This is NOT correct this Barbara is the daughter of Urlich Jr, proven by his will 1814. The only children in the will are Urlich Jr and Elizabeth that married John Zumwalt. This is correct and has been proven by Zumwalt researchers.

1753 - Augusta, Virginia - Ulrich Conrad was listed under Settlers before 1760, "The following pioneers arrived before or during the period of the Indian war. The time of arrival is also given. His date 1753."

1758 - March 19 - Raid on the Upper Tract settlement. "Peter Moser, who lived opposite the mouth of Mallow's Run, was shot dead while unloading corn at this crib. Nicholas Frank and John Conrad were also killed, George Moser and Adam Harper were wounded and John Cunningham and two other persons were captured. These casualties happened the same day, though it is not certain that all of them took place at Upper Tract." History of Pendleton County by Oren Morton. The reason I have this listed, who was John Conrad, killed? Could he have been Hanse below?

1758 - November 16, - Woolrick [Urlich] Conrad's bond (with Daniel Smith, Jno. Dunkle) as administrator of Hance [Hanse] Conrad. Woolrick [Urlich] Conrad qualified Administrator of Hance Conrad owing brother and heir in-law. Page 285.

1758 - Wolrick [Urlich] Conrad qualified administrator of Hance Conrad, being brother and heir-at-law. Page 211

1761-1767 Augusta, Virginia - "Near by on Trout Run was Jacob Harper, and at the mouth of the same tributary was the Patterson family. On Friend's Run were Richardson, Power, Hornbarrier, and Cassell. A little above the site of Franklin was Henry Peninger. At the mouth of Thorn Ulrich Conrad had built a mill in 1766, or very soon afterward. Still higher up the river were Leonard Simmons and Matthew Harper. Gabriel Kile was well up the Black Thorn. Note: Some researchers believe that the George, Peter, Urlich etc. found in Rockingham belong to this family, this is incorrect they are the sons of Stephen.  Also my Conrad's lived near the town of Franklin and it was never part of Rockingham [see map] when Virginia divided Pendleton became part of West Virginia.
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1766 - History of Franklin - Early Grist Mills "Small, hastily constructed grist mills were built soon after the first white settlements; other and better ones later, of course. In 1766 a mill for grinding flower and meal was built at the mouth of the Thorn, where it joins the South Branch, three miles above Franklin, by Urlich Conrad, Sr., who had come from Switzerland in 1753. He obtained a number of patents for land, the one situated at the mouth of the thorn bearing the date 1766. Court records show that he furnished supplies for the soldiers in Dunmore's War, 1774m and also for those in the Revolution. These supplies most likely consisted of flour and meal from his mill, and arms too, possibly. Gunpowder was made in the community, the saltpeter being obtained from a large cave near by.

The Mill property descended to Ulrich Conrad, Jr., in 1777, and was later acquired by General William McCoy 91768-1835), a merchant of Franklin, who purchased the Peninger and Conrad estates, which extended from Franklin to the mouth of the Thorn. "

1767 History of Franklin "public records of Augusta County, In the settlement of Valentine Coil's estate by George Hammer and George Coil, dated August 19, 1767, cash was paid to Francis Evick, Woolrick [Ulrich], Conrad, George Caplinger, and others - see Chalkey, Volume 3, page 100"

1773 - August 2 - Estate of Jacob Caplenger, of South Branch, appraised by Jacob Conrad, Jacob Friend, Wolrie [Urlich] Conrad. Page 190.

1790 - James Dyer and John Poage, lit of Tiltable of all male's over age of 16, contained the following Conrad's: Ulrich Senior and Junior, Jacob listed with Ulrich Jr., Adam and George. This would make them all born before 1774. 4

Noted events in his life were:

He immigrated in 1749 to Pennsylvania. 7 Lists 138 C at the Court House at Philadelphia, Wednesday, the 27th September 1749. Present: Joshua Maddox, Esquire.

The foreigners whose names are underwritten, imported in the ship Isaac, Capt. Robert Mitchell, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes in England, did this day thake the Oaths to the Government. From the Palatine, by List 79.206 freights.

Listed amound the passengers; Hans Conrath, sick, Ully Kunrath and Hans Kunrad.

Land Records: Deer Run PO, 1761, Augusta County, Virginia. 8 240 acres near Patent 1761 and 50 acres 1757

Land Records: 1761, Augusta County, Virginia. 8 278 acres $185.33

He immigrated in 1762 to Augusta County, Virginia. 4 The records of Augusta state that the individuals named "produced a certificate of their having received the sacrament, and took the usual oaths to his majesty's person and goverment, subscribed the abjuration oath and test, which is ordered to be certified in order to their obtaining warrants of naturalization." Ulrich conrad was listed in 1762

Land Records: June 21, 1763, Augusta County, Virginia. On the 28th of March Wooreek Connod [as found on the orginal document] planter of the County of Augusta of the one part and Samuel Morral of the County of Augusta, planter. In consideration of the sum of fourty pounds current money of Virginia......[discription of land location 240 acres] A notation at the bottom stated Wolrick Conrod and Margeet his wife. Acknowledged this deed of bargarin.....

Note both men signed the document. The actual signature of "Urlich Conrad" apperently is the "German" spelling the "U" looks like a fancy 4followed by llsinf. Last name is spelled kinrad with a "small" k and the "i" is not an "i" it has an accent mark over it. 
Note both men signed the document. The actual signature of "Urlich Conrad" apparently is the "German" spelling. Notice he spelled his last name with a small "k" 

Land Records: South Branch Patomac, 1763, Augusta County, Virginia. 8 Patent 660 acres by Robert Green, South Branch sold 1763 to Conrad and Skidmore

Military Supplies: August 18, 1775, Augusta County, Virginia. 4 Claims made by citizens of Pendleton were certified in Court of Augusta. They appear to be a result of the Dunmore War. Ulrich Conrad was listed.

Land Records: South Branch of Potowmack, March 18, 1777, Augusta County, Virginia. 9 Ulrick Conrad, Sr., to Ulrick Conrad, Jr., his son, at mouth of Black Thorn on South Branch of Potowmack, 6 acres with mill seat thereon erected, patented to Ulrick 12th May, 1770.

Location of the above property:
Feature Name: Thorn Creek Feature Type: stream State: West Virginia County: Pendleton USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Sugar Grove Latitude: 383636N Longitude: 0792105W Outside of Franklin (town)

Feature Type: stream State: West Virginia County: Pendleton Variant Name(s) Black Thorn Creek Thorn Run USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Sugar Grove Latitude: 383636N Longitude: 0792105W

Military Supplies: 1782, Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia]. 4 Claims were rendered in 1782 by citizens of Pendleton for supplies furnished the American army in the Revolution. The items most often mentioned are "diets," beef, bacon, oats, cource linen and horse hire. Ulrich Conrad names on list

He signed a will on July 29, 1802 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia]. 10 I have a copy of the will, it's very hard to read and I have not attempted to transcribe it. Will names his two children; Elizabeth Zumwalt and Ulrich Jr

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It should be noted that he spells his sons name Urlich and last name is Conrad

 Hand drawn map of Augusta/Pendleton County
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This map shows location of several old buildings and some family homes prior to 1800.  Shows location of Fort Seybert, Ruddle, Franklin, Circleville.

Ulrich married Margaret LANGENEGER -[954] 11 [MRIN:246] on March 21, 1745 in Walliswil, Bern, Switzerland.3 Margaret was born about 1720 in Switzerland and died after 1802 in Pendleton County, Virginia [now West Virginia].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 9 M    i. Ulrich CONRAD/COONROD Junior-[956] was born about 1745 in Berne Switzerland and died after February 15, 1814 in Harrison Town Ship, Pickaway County, Ohio.

+ 10 F    ii. Elizabeth CONRAD/COONROD-[958] was born about 1745 in Switzerland and died in Matson, Missouri.

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