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Johann Phillip Wax
(Abt 1720-)
Captain Henry (Heinrich) Wax
(Abt 1745-1796)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Geschwind

2. Catharine Keysor Kern

Captain Henry (Heinrich) Wax 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

  • Born: Abt 1745, Wartenburg, Sachsen, Preussen, Germany 2 13 14
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Geschwind on May 11, 1767 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Catharine Keysor Kern on May 1, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia 4
  • Died: Nov 6, 1796, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia about age 51 2 14
  • Buried: Nov 1796, Fincastle Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia 4 15

bullet   Another name for Henry was Heinrich Wachs.6

bullet  General Notes:


Gloria Rice West:

"In Raymond Dewey's book he mentioned the fact that his primary goal was to compile and report the WAX history starting with the first arrivals in America. He feels the most probable initial history in America was found in Pennsylvania German Pioneers by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, 1966, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD

A List of men's names and ages imported in the Louisa, Capt. John Pitcarne, from Rotterdam and Cowes, the 3rd Oct 1753.

Philipus Wax 24 (list A) Johann Philipus Wachs (list B) Johann Phillipus Wachs (list C) (lists show 77 registered adult males)

Unanimously, most people believe Philip Wax was a part of our family. Only adult males are recorded on most ship lists and entry papers. Females and minors were not recorded. According to available family records, Philip, Peter, and Henry are all reported as having been born in Germany. Peter and Henry were not listed on the ship lists, so it is assumed they were minors. In 1753, Philip was age 24, Peter was 15, and Henry was 8. Circumstances suggest Peter was a brother to Philip and uncle to Henry.. On December 27, 1770 Philip Wax transferred 294 acres of land to "my son Henry".

Peter and Henry went together to Philadelphia to be naturalized. This is the earliest Henry Wax document that was found. It was dated April 10, 1767. On May 11, 1767, Henry was married to Margaret Geschwind, sister of Anna Christinia Geschwind who married Peter Wax. They are the daughters of Eberhard and Anna Margaret Yost Geschwind . Eberhard left Amsterdam on the Billinder Townsend. List 48A, Page 184. Qualified Oct 5, 1737 by taking oath to the government at Philadelphia, PA.

From Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume II:

In 1727 the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania enacted a ruling which required all immigrant foreigners (i.e. non-English) to subscribe to an Oath of Allegiance and an Oath of Abjuration. This applied to all adult males over age 16 and was required as a condition for entering the Pennsylvania Colony.

Later the Colony extended the ruling to require all adult male foreigners to become naturalized. This ruling applied to all who arrived as minors after 1727 and had not taken the Oaths upon arrival. It also required that they have lived in the colony for 7 years and have not been absent from the colony for more than two months at any time. On April 1767, the following took the Oath of Naturalization:

Name Residence Place Naturalized Henry Wacks Alsace Twp. Philadelphia County, PA. Peter Wacks Bern Twp. Philadelphia County, PA.

(It is noted that they subscribed to the Declaration by affirmation in the manner of Quakers and other Protestants who conscientiously scruple to take the Oath.)

On December 27, 1770, Philip Wax, alias Wachs, alias Vaux conveyed 190 and 104 acres in Berks Co., PA. "to my son Henry Wax alias Wachs". This is the beginning of a long list of land and tax records in PA. from 1770 to April 6, 1786. In 1776 Henry served as a Sergeant in Capt. Daniel DeTurk's Company, Berks Co. Militia. Later on December 23, 1779 he received pay for service in Berks Co. militia, rank of Captain. September of 1784, Henry was commissioned Captain of Alsace Township Company, Berks Co. militia.#

The Henry Wax family moved to Frederick County VA in 1786 and it is here that Catherine, Henry's daughter married Devault Boyer, father of Mary Boyer. It is not known for sure when Henry Wax moved to Fincastle, VA. However he bought 168 acres and several lots around Fincastle on December 8, 1789. Margaret Geschwind Wax died in Fincastle February 10, 1791, and Henry married Catherine (Keyser) Kern, May 10, 1791. In Robert Douthat Stoner's "Seedbed of the Republic", we find Henry Wax mentioned several times. On page 35 we find he was one of the Germans listed coming into Botetourt County.

In "Over the Mountain Men", by Anne Lowery Worrell, on page 51, we find Wax, Henry. Will proven 1797. Names wife, Catherine: and children, grand-children, and son-in-law. Will doesn't distinguish between these: Peter, John, Henry, Jacob, Mary, Christanne, Mandilson, Hannah, Hetty, and Susanna Wax. Mary Boyer, George Etter, Henry Price, and Margaret Hatsinpillar.

"A Seedbed of the Republic" gives reference to Henry Wax on pages 167, 214, and on page 250, we find this: "However, in a deed recorded July 11, 1815, in Deed Book 11, P. 569, between Henry Wax's Executors (Christian Harshbarger and Peter Noffsinger), and Benjamin Carper, in which a 33 and three fourths acre tract of the Wax estate, which included the mill and mill-pond, adjoining the Town of Fincastle; in the description of said tract it is stated that the line crosses the mill-pond with a line of the land George Hancock gave to General Clark, which places this Clark gift on the west side of Town Branch and south of Main Street, extended." So we see that at one time Henry Wax was owner of the mill of Fincastle.

The chapter "PROMINENT CITIZENS', pp.329-330, gives an interesting and pleasing profile on one of our most dazzling and important Colonial Grandfathers, one who was a Revolutionary War Soldier, Mill Owner, and prominent merchant, churchman, and citizen of Fincastle, Botetourt County, VA. It states: " THE WAXES (WACHS). Henry Wax was born in 1745 and moved from Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Frederick County, VA. in 1786. Three years later he came to Botetourt county, purchasing 168 acres west of and adjoining the Town of Fincastle from Andrew Henry, a former owner of Miller's Mill property, now Fincastle. Wax later acquired extensive holdings immediately west of Fincastle, and elsewhere, and became one of the larger landowners of the County.

Henry Wax was twice married--first to Margaret Geschwind in Pennsylvania, May 11, 1767, by whom he had fourteen children; and later to Mrs. Catherine Keysor Kern (Karnes) by whom he had no issue, and to whom he left lands on the Greenbrier by his will. He died in 1796 leaving a will in which he mentions all of his children except one, Philip, who is supposed to have predeceased Henry. The hill immediately west of Fincastle, on the Sweet Springs Road, is still known locally as "Wax's Hill," and some of his descendants still live in Fincastle. His youngest daughter, Esther, was born after he came to Fincastle."

In the chapter "Some Early Botetourt Homes" there is a discussion about the AMMEN HOUSE.
# Henry Wax Family, pp. iv.

By tracing your pedigree back to Henry Wax and having all the documents from each
generation, you may qualify to join the D.A.R. or the S.A.R. This book should be helpful with the other references I have enclosed.



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Barry Williams:

"Henry was a Sergeant and Captain in the Revolutionary War, service in Berks County, Pa. Henry moved to Frederick Co., Va and then to Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va. where he owned a lot of land and had a tavern and inn. He married second in WestVirginia in 1791 to Catherine Kerns. Henry from Alsace Townshipand Peter from Bern Township subscribed to the Declaration ofIndependence "in manner of Quakers and other Protestants." Theywere probably immigrant minors. Henry served in 1776 as a Sgt.in the Berk's Co. Militia, was commissioned as Capt. in Sep1784. After 1786 he sold his land in Berks and moved his familyto FrederickCo., Va. On 8 Dec 1789 he bought 168 acres of landand several lots in Fincastle, VA. (This information from AllenBoynton, Trout Dale, VA 1997)

Burial: Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia
Military service:Bet. 1776 - 1778, Sergeant in CaptainDaniel DeTurk's Co. of Berks Co., PA
Naturalization: 10 April 1767, Naturalized in Philidelphia, PA
Occupation: Miller and Innkeeper
Residence: 1786, Moved to Frederick Co., VA
Margaret Geschwind had a sister, Anna Christina, who married Peter Wachs, presumably Henry's brother.

Burial: Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt Co.,Virginia
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Henry Wax fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a Sgt. in 1776 and a Capt by 1784. He served from Berks Co., PA. After 1786, Henry moved to Frederick Co., VA and then in 1789 he purchased land in Botetourt Co., VA where he had a tavern and inn. He was naturalized 10 Apr 1767 in Philadelphia, PA. (Source: Nancy Obenchain]

From Family Tree entitled "Etter-Grosvenor" by David Etter<dave_etter@hotmail.com>
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1874059&id=I1197

"Henry was a Sergeant and Captain in the Revolutionary War,service in Berks County, Pa. Henry moved to Frederick Co., Va and then to Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va. where he owned a lotof land and had a tavern and Inn. He married second in Wes tVirginia in 1791 to Catherine Kerns. Henry from Alsace Township and Peter from Bern Township subscribed to the Declaration of Independence "in manner of Quakers and other Protestants." They were probably immigrant minors. Henry served in 1776 as a Sgt. in the Berk's Co. Militia, was commissioned as Capt. in Sep 1784. After 1786 he sold his land in Berks and moved his family to Frederick Co., Va. On 8 Dec 1789 he bought 168 acres of landand several lots in Fincastle, VA. (This information from AllenBoynton, Trout Dale, VA 1997)

Burial: Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt Co.,Virginia
Military service: Bet. 1776 - 1778, Sergeant in Captain DanielDeTurk's Co. of Berks Co., PA
Naturalization: 10 April 1767, Naturalized in Philidelphia, PA
Occupation: Miller and Innkeeper
Residence: 1786, Moved to Frederick Co., VA"
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ID: 64
County: Botetourt
Locality:Fincastle Presbyterian Cemetery
Veteran: Wax, Henry Jr.
GPS Reading: 37 30' 06 N 079 52' 33 W
Location:Fincastle
Notes:Plat shows plot as E-190-191. Two box tombs enclosed by iron fence. Needs ordinary maintenance attention (see left photo, Exhibit 4 in the report). Brick base of box tombs good condition, fence is not. Ledger has broken corner.

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Captain Henry Wax
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Born Heinrich Wachs, Henry came from Wartenburg, Germany between 1743 and 1745. He was naturalized April 10, 1767, in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. Henry, from Alsace Township and his brother Peter, from Bern Township, subscribed to the Declaration of Independence "in manner of Quakers and other Protestants."
Henry married the first time to Margaret Geschwind <c1016b-3.html> on May 11, 1767 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.and soon added to his lands on December 27, 1770 when Henry's father deeded him 190 acres. He sold 13 acres of Alsace Township to Eberhard Smith on January 23, 1776. He also sold 190 acres of Alsace Township to William Green.
In The Revolutionary War, Henry was a Sergent in Captain Daniel DeTurk's Company of Berks County, Pennsylvania from 1776 to 1778 for Olney Township and he was commissioned Captain for his own Company in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Militia on January 5, 1784.
On April 6,1786 Henry sold the remainder of his land to Joe Hiester in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (Deed Book 9, Page 341, Reading Records) and moved his family to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. On December 8, 1789 he bought 168 acres of land west of the town of Fincastle from Andrew Henry, a former owner of Miller's Mill and there in becoming the new owner. Henry bought a considerable amount of land around Fincastle and was one of the largest land owners in Botetourt County, Virginia. The hill immeadiatly west of Fincastle is still known as Wax's Hill. Henry became an Tavern/Inn Keeper when he was issued a licence to do so January 13, 1794. Henry also owned land in Greenbriar County, Virginia.
After his first wife died, he married Cathrine Kerns Keyser on May 01, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia or Lewisberg, West Virginia. Henry died November 06, 1796. He is buried at The Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia - now Fincastle Presbyterian Cemetery. His wives are though to also be buried there. There is a monument erected by the DAR in the cemetery for Revolutionary War soldiers who are buried there. Henry Wax's name is on it.

Siblings
1) Peter (Wachs) Wax: (???? - ????). Married Anna Christina Geschwind (???? - ????) on December 5, 1763. Christina is the sister of Margaret Geschwind <c1016b-3.html>. They lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.



Children
1)Peter Wax: Born February 13, 1768 in Oley, Pennsylvania. Married Margaret Allis August 7, 1790 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. Peter died April 18, 1804 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.

2)Cathrine Wax <c10-9.html>

3)Margaret Wax: Born April 16, 1770 in Berks, Pennsylvania(?) Married October 18, 1788 in Frederick, Virginia to Benjamin (Benji) Hutsenpiller (1768, Hampshire, Virginia - September 5, 1854, Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia). Margaret died 1839 at Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia? Children: Rebecca Hutsenpiller (about 1797 at Frederick, Virginia - ????), John Hutsenpiller (1789 at Frederick, Virginia - October 15, 1861, buried Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia), Mary Hutsenpiller (December 27, 1795 at Frederick, Virginia - 2 June 2, 1854 Virginia, buried Grassy Meadows, , Virginia, Presbyterian Church)

4)Philip Wax: Born October 20, 1771 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died before 1796.

5)Elizabeth Wax: Born November 17, 1772 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married George H. Etter, Jr. (August 27, 1765 - March 11, 1842) on March 9, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia. Elizabeth died December 10, 1810 in Mooresburg, Hawkins County, Tennessee.

6)Henry Wax, Jr.: Born August 01, 1774 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Catherine Book (15 December 15, 1784 - June 18, 1858 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia) on October 19, 1803 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. Henry died February 10, 1842 of some casualty. Henry and Cathrine are buried at The Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia - now Fincastle Presbyterian Cemetery.

7)Maria Wax: Born February 12, 1776 in Oley, Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Jacob Freidrich Seagle (February 2, 1771 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - November 22, 1822 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia) on April 9, 1795 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. He was Blacksmith and Tanner. Maria died August 06, 1857 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia and is buried at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia. Will: Will Book 9, page 357. Children: James Seagle (1801 - 1883, Mary Magdalena Seagle (1803 - 1883 in Callaway County, Missouri), Henry W. Seagle (1805 - 1837), Priscilla Malinda Seagle (1808 - 1884 in Cote Sans Dessein, Missouri), Minerva Seagle (about 1810 - ????), Lucinda G. Seagle (1812 - 1863), Angelina Eliza Seagle (1814 - 1874).

8)Christina Wax: Born December 15, 1777 in Oley, Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married James Kemper (about 1765 - ????) in April 1798.

9)John Wax: Born November 15, 1779 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

10)Magdalina Wax: Born September 15, 1781 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married 1st January 27, 1779 Abraham Hutsinpiller. Married 2nd 1820 John Anderson. Magdalina died March 12, 1840.

11)Susannah Wax: Born July 14, 1783 in Alsace, Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Reverend Daniel Howry (Howrey) November 25, 1801. Susannah died February 14, 1851 in Elkins, Arkansas.

12)Hannah Wax: Born March 26, 1785 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married George Jr. Karnes July 20, 1801. Hannah died February 1836 in Franklin County, Arizona. Children: William Knox Karnes (1802 - 1872), Elizabeth Karnes (1803 - 1888), Maria Karnes (1805 - 1844), Nancy N. Karnes (1808 - 1869), Martha B. Karnes (1810 - 1848), Henry Wax Karnes <hwkarnes.html>, Daniel Howrey (Howry) Karnes (1814 - 1858), Susan Howrey (Howry) Karnes (1816 - 1907), James L. E. Karnes (1819 - 1866), Andrew J. Karnes (1821 - 1839), Amanda Karnes (1824 - 1875).

13)Jacob Wax: Born July 08, 1787 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. Married Susan Elizabeth Galbreath July 15, 1817 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Jacob died July 13, 1865 in Brentwood, Arkansas.

14)Esther Wax: Born December 26, 1790 in Botetourt County, Virginia. She died 1872 in Greenbrier County, Virginia



Spouse
1st Margaret Geschwind <c1016b-3.html>

2nd Cathrine Kerns Keyser

Parents
Father - Johnn Philipus Wachs <c1016b-4.html>

Mother - ?
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military Service: during Revolutionary War. 4 20 In The Revolutionary War, Henry was a Sergent in Captain Daniel DeTurk's Company of Berks County, Pennsylvania from 1776 to 1778 for Olney Township and he was commissioned Captain for his own Company in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Militia on January 5, 1784.

Naturalization, Apr 10, 1767, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. 4

Will, Oct 25, 1796, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. 21


Henry married Margaret Geschwind, daughter of Eberhard Geschwind and Anna Margaret Yost, on May 11, 1767 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.2 13 22 (Margaret Geschwind was born about 1750 in Berks County, Pennsylvania,13 22 died on Feb 10, 1791 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia 22 and was buried in Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia 22 23.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage, May 11, 1767, Berks County, Pennsylvania. 6 16


Henry next married Catharine Keysor Kern on May 1, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia.4 (Catharine Keysor Kern was buried in Fincastle Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage, 1791, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. 16


Sources


1 David Etter, Rootsweb - David Etter. No sources provided therefore unverified.

2 Tom Buchanan, Tom Buchanan's Genelaogy Page (
http://www.tombuchanan.net/gene.html), Captain Henry Wax
Born Heinrich Wachs, Henry came from Wartenburg, Germany between 1743 and 1745. He was naturalized April 10, 1767, in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. Henry, from Alsace Township and his brother Peter, from Bern Township, subscribed to the Declaration of Independence "in manner of Quakers and other Protestants."
Henry married the first time to Margaret Geschwind on May 11, 1767 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.and soon added to his lands on December 27, 1770 when Henry's father deeded him 190 acres. He sold 13 acres of Alsace Township to Eberhard Smith on January 23, 1776. He also sold 190 acres of Alsace Township to William Green.
In The Revolutionary War, Henry was a Sergent in Captain Daniel DeTurk's Company of Berks County, Pennsylvania from 1776 to 1778 for Olney Township and he was commissioned Captain for his own Company in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Militia on January 5, 1784.
On April 6,1786 Henry sold the remainder of his land to Joe Hiester in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (Deed Book 9, Page 341, Reading Records) and moved his family to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. On December 8, 1789 he bought 168 acres of land west of the town of Fincastle from Andrew Henry, a former owner of Miller's Mill and there in becoming the new owner. Henry bought a considerable amount of land around Fincastle and was one of the largest land owners in Botetourt County, Virginia. The hill immeadiatly west of Fincastle is still known as Wax's Hill. Henry became an Tavern/Inn Keeper when he was issued a licence to do so January 13, 1794. Henry also owned land in Greenbriar County, Virginia.
After his first wife died, he married Cathrine Kerns Keyser on May 01, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia or Lewisberg, West Virginia. Henry died November 06, 1796. He is buried at The Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia - now Fincastle Presbyterian Cemetery. His wives are though to also be buried there. There is a monument erected by the DAR in the cemetery for Revolutionary War soldiers who are buried there. Henry Wax's name is on it.

Siblings
1) Peter (Wachs) Wax: (???? - ????). Married Anna Christina Geschwind (???? - ????) on December 5, 1763. Christina is the sister of Margaret Geschwind. They lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.



Children
1)Peter Wax: Born February 13, 1768 in Oley, Pennsylvania. Married Margaret Allis August 7, 1790 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. Peter died April 18, 1804 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.

2)Cathrine Wax

3)Margaret Wax: Born April 16, 1770 in Berks, Pennsylvania(?) Married October 18, 1788 in Frederick, Virginia to Benjamin (Benji) Hutsenpiller (1768, Hampshire, Virginia - September 5, 1854, Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia). Margaret died 1839 at Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia? Children: Rebecca Hutsenpiller (about 1797 at Frederick, Virginia - ????), John Hutsenpiller (1789 at Frederick, Virginia - October 15, 1861, buried Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia), Mary Hutsenpiller (December 27, 1795 at Frederick, Virginia - 2 June 2, 1854 Virginia, buried Grassy Meadows, , Virginia, Presbyterian Church)

4)Philip Wax: Born October 20, 1771 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died before 1796.

5)Elizabeth Wax: Born November 17, 1772 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married George H. Etter, Jr. (August 27, 1765 - March 11, 1842) on March 9, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia. Elizabeth died December 10, 1810 in Mooresburg, Hawkins County, Tennessee.

6)Henry Wax, Jr.: Born August 01, 1774 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Catherine Book (15 December 15, 1784 - June 18, 1858 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia) on October 19, 1803 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. Henry died February 10, 1842 of some casualty. Henry and Cathrine are buried at The Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia - now Fincastle Presbyterian Cemetery.

7)Maria Wax: Born February 12, 1776 in Oley, Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Jacob Freidrich Seagle (February 2, 1771 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - November 22, 1822 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia) on April 9, 1795 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. He was Blacksmith and Tanner. Maria died August 06, 1857 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia and is buried at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia. Will: Will Book 9, page 357. Children: James Seagle (1801 - 1883, Mary Magdalena Seagle (1803 - 1883 in Callaway County, Missouri), Henry W. Seagle (1805 - 1837), Priscilla Malinda Seagle (1808 - 1884 in Cote Sans Dessein, Missouri), Minerva Seagle (about 1810 - ????), Lucinda G. Seagle (1812 - 1863), Angelina Eliza Seagle (1814 - 1874).

8)Christina Wax: Born December 15, 1777 in Oley, Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married James Kemper (about 1765 - ????) in April 1798.

9)John Wax: Born November 15, 1779 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

10)Magdalina Wax: Born September 15, 1781 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married 1st January 27, 1779 Abraham Hutsinpiller. Married 2nd 1820 John Anderson. Magdalina died March 12, 1840.

11)Susannah Wax: Born July 14, 1783 in Alsace, Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Reverend Daniel Howry (Howrey) November 25, 1801. Susannah died February 14, 1851 in Elkins, Arkansas.

12)Hannah Wax: Born March 26, 1785 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married George Jr. Karnes July 20, 1801. Hannah died February 1836 in Franklin County, Arizona. Children: William Knox Karnes (1802 - 1872), Elizabeth Karnes (1803 - 1888), Maria Karnes (1805 - 1844), Nancy N. Karnes (1808 - 1869), Martha B. Karnes (1810 - 1848), Henry Wax Karnes, Daniel Howrey (Howry) Karnes (1814 - 1858), Susan Howrey (Howry) Karnes (1816 - 1907), James L. E. Karnes (1819 - 1866), Andrew J. Karnes (1821 - 1839), Amanda Karnes (1824 - 1875).

13)Jacob Wax: Born July 08, 1787 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. Married Susan Elizabeth Galbreath July 15, 1817 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Jacob died July 13, 1865 in Brentwood, Arkansas.

14)Esther Wax: Born December 26, 1790 in Botetourt County, Virginia. She died 1872 in Greenbrier County, Virginia



Spouse
1st Margaret Geschwind

2nd Cathrine Kerns Keyser

Parents
Father - Johnn Philipus Wachs

Mother - ?
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3 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 - Ancestry.com.
Name Gender Birth Place Birth Year Marriage Year Spouse Name Sp. Birth Year Sp. Birth Place

Katherine Napier female VA 1651 John Adams VA 1647
John Adams male En[gland] 1650 1672 Katherine Napier 1651 En[gland]
John Adams male VA 1673 1698 Elizabeth Johns 1677 VA
Henry Fox male 1645 1673 Ann West 1651 VA
Henry Fox male 1650 En 1673 Anne West 1655 VA
Jonathan Orndorff male VA 1771 1799 Pricilla Fry
David Orndorff male VA 1787 Isabella Racey
David Orndorff male VA 1787 1854 Eliza Strosnider
Otilla Huppert female Ge[rmany] 1653 Heinrich Hardt 1625
Henn Zu Ohrndorff male Ge[rmany] 1560 ??? Catherina Ge[rmany]
Henn Zu Ohrndorff male Ge[rmany] 1560 ??? Gela
Anna Juliana Sauer female 1688 1710 in Ge[rmany] Matthias Ohrndorff Feb Ge[rmany]
Johann Heinrich Luhl male Nov 1680 Anna Catherina Wendel
Hans Peter Luhl male Oct 1630 Anna Hiln
Benjamin Orndorff male VA 1780 1815 Catherine Herbaugh 1785
Lewis Orndorff male 1798 1825 Rebecca Williams female
Lewis Orndorff male 1798 1829 Isabella Copeland female
Isaac Orndorff male VA 1797 1819 Hannah Strosinder
Isaac Orndorff male VA 1797 Rebecca H. Lowery
Henry Hinkins male Anna Margareth Ohrndorff 1748 Ge[rmany]
Peter Hankins male 1769 PA 1789 VA Catherine Shriver
Ludwig Ohrndorff male Nov Ge[rmany] Elizabeth Hardt
Anna Ursula Ohrndorff female Dec Gerlach Baumer
Margaret Geschwind female PA 1750 1767 PA Henry Wax 1745 Gr
William Knox Karnes male TN 1802 1824 TN Rebecca McCullough 1802 TN
Eberhart Geschwind male Gr[Germany] 1717 Anna Margaret Yost 1745 PA
Katherine Banks female En[gland] 1630 Henry Isham En[gland] 1628 1658 VA
Henry Isham male En[gland] 1627 Katherine Banks Royal En[gland] 1659 VA
Henry Isham male En[gland] 1628 Katherine Banks VA
Henry Isham male En[gland] 1628 Catherine Banks Royall En[gland] of VA
Katharine Banks female En[gland] Joseph Royall En[gland] 1600 1645 VA
Richard Perrin male 1637 Katherine Royall 1642 VA
Richard Perrin male 1645 Katherine Royall 1650 VA
Richard Perrin male 1650 VA Katherine Royall 1654 VA
Richard Perrin male Kazherine Royall
Thomas Farrar male 1665 VA 1686 Katherine Perrin 1667 VA
Mary Perrin female 1665 VA 1688 Robert Napier 1642 VA
Mary Perrin female 1675 Robert Napier 1660
Ann Perrin female 1695 Thomas East
Ann Perrin female 1695 Thomas East 1672 VA
Sarah Perrin female VA 1695 William Cocke 1670 VA
Anne Isham female 1666 VA 1678 Francis Eppes 1659 VA
Mary Isham female 1660 VA 1680 William Randolph 1651 En[gland]
Mary Royall Isham female 1659 VA 1688 William Randolph 1651 WA
Sarah Royall female John Wilkinson 1650 En[gland]
Sarah Royall female 1630 John Wilkinson 1645 En[gland]
Isham Randolph male 1685 VA 1718 Jane Rogers En[gland]
Isham Randolph male 1695 VA 1717 Jane Rogers En[gland]
Isham Randolph male 1684 VA 1738 Jane Rogers 1695
Jane Randolph female 1720 En[gland] 1739 Peter Jefferson 1708 VA
Thomas Jefferson male 1743 VA 1772 Martha Wayles 1748 VA
Richard Randolph male 1686 VA Jane Bolling
Richard Randolph male 1689 VA 1713 Jane Bolling 1696 VA
Edward Randolph male 1697 VA Elizabeth Graves
Elizabeth Randolph female 1680 VA 1702 Richard Bland 1665 VA
John Randolph male 1693 VA Susannah Beverley
Judith Calfee female Ir[eland] William Hurst 1696 EN[gland]
Judith Calfee female 170 William Hurst 1702 EN[gland]
Peggy Ratliff female VA 1781 Ezekiel Drooley 1798

4 Tom Buchanan, Tom Buchanan's Genelaogy Page (
http://www.tombuchanan.net/gene.html).

5 Gloria Rice West - Rootsweb. No sources provided, therefore not verified.

6 Rootsweb - Barry Williams.

7 James C. Spraker, Wythe County Historical Review (No. 49, January 1996). Contact the Wythe County Historical Society for a copy of this review.

8 Mary B. Kegley, Early Adventurers in the Town of Evansham, the County Seat of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1839, Volume IV (Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc., Marceline, Missouri, c. 1998), p. 274.

9 Will - Henry Wachs/Wax 1796 (Will Book A, Page 442 , Botetourt County, Virginia.)
Last Will And Testament Of Henry Wax

By the permission of Almighty God, I Henry Wax of the County of Botetourt and State of Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say):

First it is my will that all such debts as I shall justly owe, at the time of my decease, and my funeral charges and expenses be in the first place paid by my Executors herein after named; and as to my Estate both real and personal, I dispose thereof in manner following (that is to say). I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Catherine Wax and her heirs forever, two hundred and fifty five acres of land with all its appurtenances, lying and being in the county of Greenbriar, on Muddy Creek, which was granted to me under the lesser(?) Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by patent bearing date the twentieth day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. All the rest of my estate whether real or personal, in possession, reversion, remainder or expectancy, I give and devise unto Nicholas Carper, Peter Moffsinger and Christian Harshbargin my Executors as herein after appointed and their heirs, to the uses upon the trust and for the intents and purposes herein after expressed and contained of and concerning the same; (that is to say) that my said Executors do make sale of all my said property hereby vested in them, in such manner and at such time as to them may seem most advantageous and advisable and the proceeds thereof (after paying all my just debts) to divide equally and share and share alike amongst my following children, sons in law and grandchild, Viz.: George Etter, Peter Wax, John Wax, Henry Wax, Jacob Wax, Henry Price, Mary Wax, Christiana Wax, Margaret Hatsinnnpiller, Mandeline Wax, Hannah Wax, Hetty Wax, Susannah Wax, and Mary Boyer my granddaughter.

It is my will and desire and I do hereby direct and appoint that my said Executors shall have the guardianship and tuition of such of my children as are minors at the time of my decease; and that they make such appropriation or use of their share of my estate during such minority for the purposes aforesaid, as they in their discretion may deem most advantageous and advisable. And I do hereby make, nominate, and appoint my friends Nicholas Carper, Peter Noffsinger, and Christian Harshbargan my Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made and do declare this only to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of October in the year of Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety six.

Heinrich Wachs (Signature in German script)

Published and declared in the presence of:

Jacob Carper
Williston Talbott
Jacob Hotzenpiller
Michael Book

At Botetourt County Court 1797.

This last will and testament of Henry Wax deceased was exhibited into Court and proved by the oaths of Michael Book and Jacob Carper two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Nicholas Carper, Christian Harshbargin and Peter Noffsinger the Executors therein named who having first made oath entered into and acknowledged bond with security according to law certificate is granted them for abstaining a probate thereof or other form. test: T. Boner"
.
Information and source provided by James C. Spraker

10 LDS - Henry Wax/Wachs. Heinrich Wachs
Male
Birth: abt 1745 Wartenburg, Sachsen, Preussen
Death: 06 NOV 1796 Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia
Burial: Fincastle Presbyterian Church, Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia

11 Tom Buchanan, Tom Buchanan's Genelaogy Page (
http://www.tombuchanan.net/gene.html), Captain Henry Wax
Born Heinrich Wachs, Henry came from Wartenburg, Germany between 1743 and 1745. He was naturalized April 10, 1767, in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. Henry, from Alsace Township and his brother Peter, from Bern Township, subscribed to the Declaration of Independence "in manner of Quakers and other Protestants."
Henry married the first time to Margaret Geschwind on May 11, 1767 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.and soon added to his lands on December 27, 1770 when Henry's father deeded him 190 acres. He sold 13 acres of Alsace Township to Eberhard Smith on January 23, 1776. He also sold 190 acres of Alsace Township to William Green.
In The Revolutionary War, Henry was a Sergent in Captain Daniel DeTurk's Company of Berks County, Pennsylvania from 1776 to 1778 for Olney Township and he was commissioned Captain for his own Company in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Militia on January 5, 1784.
On April 6,1786 Henry sold the remainder of his land to Joe Hiester in Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (Deed Book 9, Page 341, Reading Records) and moved his family to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. On December 8, 1789 he bought 168 acres of land west of the town of Fincastle from Andrew Henry, a former owner of Miller's Mill and there in becoming the new owner. Henry bought a considerable amount of land around Fincastle and was one of the largest land owners in Botetourt County, Virginia. The hill immeadiatly west of Fincastle is still known as Wax's Hill. Henry became an Tavern/Inn Keeper when he was issued a licence to do so January 13, 1794. Henry also owned land in Greenbriar County, Virginia.
After his first wife died, he married Cathrine Kerns Keyser on May 01, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia or Lewisberg, West Virginia. Henry died November 06, 1796. He is buried at The Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia - now Fincastle Presbyterian Cemetery. His wives are though to also be buried there. There is a monument erected by the DAR in the cemetery for Revolutionary War soldiers who are buried there. Henry Wax's name is on it.

Siblings
1) Peter (Wachs) Wax: (???? - ????). Married Anna Christina Geschwind (???? - ????) on December 5, 1763. Christina is the sister of Margaret Geschwind. They lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.



Children
1)Peter Wax: Born February 13, 1768 in Oley, Pennsylvania. Married Margaret Allis August 7, 1790 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. Peter died April 18, 1804 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.

2)Cathrine Wax

3)Margaret Wax: Born April 16, 1770 in Berks, Pennsylvania(?) Married October 18, 1788 in Frederick, Virginia to Benjamin (Benji) Hutsenpiller (1768, Hampshire, Virginia - September 5, 1854, Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia). Margaret died 1839 at Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia? Children: Rebecca Hutsenpiller (about 1797 at Frederick, Virginia - ????), John Hutsenpiller (1789 at Frederick, Virginia - October 15, 1861, buried Bunger's Mill, Greenbrier, Virginia), Mary Hutsenpiller (December 27, 1795 at Frederick, Virginia - 2 June 2, 1854 Virginia, buried Grassy Meadows, , Virginia, Presbyterian Church)

4)Philip Wax: Born October 20, 1771 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died before 1796.

5)Elizabeth Wax: Born November 17, 1772 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married George H. Etter, Jr. (August 27, 1765 - March 11, 1842) on March 9, 1791 in Botetourt County, Virginia. Elizabeth died December 10, 1810 in Mooresburg, Hawkins County, Tennessee.

6)Henry Wax, Jr.: Born August 01, 1774 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Catherine Book (15 December 15, 1784 - June 18, 1858 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia) on October 19, 1803 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. Henry died February 10, 1842 of some casualty. Henry and Cathrine are buried at The Church of England Cemetery, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia - now Fincastle Presbyterian Cemetery.

7)Maria Wax: Born February 12, 1776 in Oley, Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Jacob Freidrich Seagle (February 2, 1771 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - November 22, 1822 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia) on April 9, 1795 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. He was Blacksmith and Tanner. Maria died August 06, 1857 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia and is buried at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia. Will: Will Book 9, page 357. Children: James Seagle (1801 - 1883, Mary Magdalena Seagle (1803 - 1883 in Callaway County, Missouri), Henry W. Seagle (1805 - 1837), Priscilla Malinda Seagle (1808 - 1884 in Cote Sans Dessein, Missouri), Minerva Seagle (about 1810 - ????), Lucinda G. Seagle (1812 - 1863), Angelina Eliza Seagle (1814 - 1874).

8)Christina Wax: Born December 15, 1777 in Oley, Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married James Kemper (about 1765 - ????) in April 1798.

9)John Wax: Born November 15, 1779 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

10)Magdalina Wax: Born September 15, 1781 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married 1st January 27, 1779 Abraham Hutsinpiller. Married 2nd 1820 John Anderson. Magdalina died March 12, 1840.

11)Susannah Wax: Born July 14, 1783 in Alsace, Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married Reverend Daniel Howry (Howrey) November 25, 1801. Susannah died February 14, 1851 in Elkins, Arkansas.

12)Hannah Wax: Born March 26, 1785 in Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Married George Jr. Karnes July 20, 1801. Hannah died February 1836 in Franklin County, Arizona. Children: William Knox Karnes (1802 - 1872), Elizabeth Karnes (1803 - 1888), Maria Karnes (1805 - 1844), Nancy N. Karnes (1808 - 1869), Martha B. Karnes (1810 - 1848), Henry Wax Karnes, Daniel Howrey (Howry) Karnes (1814 - 1858), Susan Howrey (Howry) Karnes (1816 - 1907), James L. E. Karnes (1819 - 1866), Andrew J. Karnes (1821 - 1839), Amanda Karnes (1824 - 1875).

13)Jacob Wax: Born July 08, 1787 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. Married Susan Elizabeth Galbreath July 15, 1817 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Jacob died July 13, 1865 in Brentwood, Arkansas.

14)Esther Wax: Born December 26, 1790 in Botetourt County, Virginia. She died 1872 in Greenbrier County, Virginia



Spouse
1st Margaret Geschwind

2nd Cathrine Kerns Keyser

Parents
Father - Johnn Philipus Wachs

Mother - ?
.

12 Annals of Southwest Virginia (
Transcribed by Joy Fisher
http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/botetourt/vitals/marriages/mar1770brides.txt).
Botetourt Co. VA, Marriages 1770-1803 Sorted by Bride's Surname ************************************************ Copyright. All rights reserved. http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/va/vafiles.htm ************************************************ File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Joy Fisher sdgenweb@yahoo.com April, 2007 Source: Annals Of SW Virginia

Date Bride Groom Parents

1803, Oct. 19 Boot, Catharine Wax, Henry
1791 Wax, Elizabeth Etter, George Henry Wax
1795, April 9th Wax, Mary Zeagle, Jacob
1803, Nov. 11 Wax, Susannah Howry, Jacob Henry Wax
1797 Seagle, Mary Stever, Michael C.
1796 Seagle, Elizabeth Nigh, Peter
1787 Fringer, Christopher Fickle, Susanna

13 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 - Ancestry.com.

14 LDS - Henry Wax/Wachs.

15 Revolutionary War Monument, Fincastle Presbyterian Church, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.
Henry Wax, Sr. Erected in honor of those buried in the Fincastle Presbyterian Church cemetery who served in the Revolutionary War.

16 Gloria Rice West - Rootsweb.

17 James C. Spraker, Wythe County Historical Review (No. 49, January 1996).

18 Will - Henry Wachs/Wax 1796 (Will Book A, Page 442 , Botetourt County, Virginia.)

19 Annals of Southwest Virginia (
Transcribed by Joy Fisher
http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/botetourt/vitals/marriages/mar1770brides.txt).

20 Revolutionary War Monument, Fincastle Presbyterian Church, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.

21 Will - Henry Wachs/Wax 1796 (Will Book A, Page 442 , Botetourt County, Virginia.), Will Book A Page 442 , Botetourt County, Virginia.

22 David Etter, Rootsweb - David Etter.

23 Christina Sims.


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