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The Henckel - Elsworth Families
The spelling of the family name is usually Hinkle in America, but the name has been spelled in various ways. The original spelling in Prussia/Germany was Henckel. Family tradition says that the family descended from the German nobility but that has not been documented. George Henckel is the father of the first Hinkle family to migrate to America. George Henckel was born in 1635. He married Anna Eulalia Dentzer on May 2, 1666. Anna Dentzer, the daughter of Othmar Dentzer and Loysa Wagner, was born in 1640 and died March 11, 1700. She is buried at Steinberg. Her mother, Loysa Wagner, was the daughter of Ludwig Wagner of Steinberg. George Henckel attended the University at Giessen and was schoolmaster of Merenberg from 1662 until he died January 29, 1678. He was buried at Merenberg, Germany. George and Anna Henckel had six children who were baptized in the Lutheran Church in Merenberg. Only known dates are dates of baptism.
Elizabeth Catherina Henckel, born Bef. 19 Apr 1667.
Anthonius Jacobus Henckel, born Bef. 27 Oct 1668 in Merenberg, Germany (Prussia) baptism; died 17 Aug 1728 in Philadelphia, PA St Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Johannes Christianus Henckel, born Bef. 16 Apr 1671.
Johann Konradus Henckel, born Bef. 15 Feb 1673/74.
Johann Grogr Henckel, born Bef. 28 Nov 1675.
Philip Conrad Henckel, born Bef. 17 Jul 1678.
Anton (Anthony) Jacob Henckel
Anton (Anthony) Jacob Henckel was baptized in Germany October 27, 1668, was ordained as a Lutheran pastor February 28,1692 at Eschelbron, Germany and was from the northern region Kraichgau area east of Heidelberg where he had served 25 years as a pastor with various congregations.. He gave his last service in Germany June 3, 1717 and then migrated to Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was almost fifty when he arrived in Philadelphia. He was probably responsible for organizing the first Lutheran congregations in Pennsylvania. It is said he founded what is now St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
St Michael's Lutheran Church is at the southeast corner of Main and Philellena streets in Germantown. It was founded in the early 1700's.. In 1746, the work of considerably enlarging the church was begun. Pews were placed in it in 1750. In 1752, a parsonage was bought. The present building is the third successive one that has occupied the site. During the Revolutionary War, the parsonage was seized by the British and the organ was destroyed. It is said the soldiers were running along the streets blowing on the pipes.
Anthony Henckel lived at Falckner's Swamp in today's Montgomery County, PA and served the German communities throughout present-day Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. He preached occasionally at the Old Trappe Church near Valley Forge PA.
From Mr. B. Burt Bark, who was a Vice-President of the University of Washington and was also President of the Henckel Family Association.
Anthony Jacob Henckel, son of George Henckel and Eulalia Dentzer, was born and baptized in Merenberg, in Palatinate. His baptismal record, on December 27th, 1668, has been found in the church at Merenberg. George Henckel, preceptor or schoolmaster, at Merenberg, was a graduate of the University at Glessen. His wife was the daughter of an assistant judge of Steinberg, and was descended from a family prominent in Hesse-Darmstadt; her grandfather had been a pastor, and three of her brothers were pastors. The father died in 1768.
Anthony Jacob Henckel was matriculated at Giessen on May 5, 1688.
In 1692 he left the following record in his first parish: The Church book of Eschelbronn.
His Highness, the nobly born Baron John Anton of the Feltz, together with his brother, Herr Philipp, has called me, Anthony Jacob Henckel, of Merenberg in Nassau, after the death of my predecessor, to the regular pastorate of Eschelbronn, and I was ordained here on the 28th of February by Herr John Christopher Wildius, Pastor of Hoffheim, after having been examined at Giessen University, and having the testimony thereof."
He served here until 1695; then at Daudenzell and Breitenbronn until 1714. The former of these places was in Darmstadt, the latter in the Palatinate. In 1714 he returned to Moenchzell, which had been a "filial" of his first pastorate. He came to America in 1717 with his entire family; and bought a farm at New Hanover, living there until his death in 1728.
Pastor Henckel’s ministry in America was far-reaching rather than intensive. He seems to have served the scattered Lutherans in many places, as occasion arose, but without leaving definite record of this service in the scattered congregations. There is a tradition that his authority, as a foreigner, to perform the marriage ceremony, was questioned and that he was put in jail in Philadelphia, pending decision; the family tells of silverware given as bail for him. The question was submitted by the Colonial Council, but there is no record of any decision returned. His ministry in Germantown is definite enough that we may say that he undoubtedly the first pastor of the congregation here. He died in the home of one of the members, in Springfield, on August 12, 1728, following a fall from his horse while traveling between Germantown and his home at New Hanover. Two of the witnesses to his will appear in the very earliest documents of the congregation as members of the Church Council; and we surmise that they were already members of such a body in 1728.
History of St Michael's Lutheran Church in Germantown, PA
From: "Life Sketches of Lutheran Ministers, North Carolina and Tennessee Synods 1773-1965, pp. 86-91"
The Henkel family line, which includes so many prominent Lutheran ministers, can be traced back to Reformation times. Count Conrad Henkel von Donnersmarck was a contemporary of the sixteenth century reformers. Another Count Henkel, represented as a nobleman of deep religious feeling, was a supporter of Muhlenberg in his work at the Goettingen Orphan House. The first Henkel known to have come to America was a pastor, often called "The Pioneer", who arrived in 1717. For more than a century, through some unexplained confusion, "The Pioneer" was supposed to have been named Gerhart. According to the History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by Jacobs, one Gerhart Henkel served as pastor of the church at Falkner's Swamp, Pa., prior to 1726. He also preached at St. Michael's Church, Germantown, and probably in Madison Co., Va., before 1720. However, more recent discoveries indicate that "The Pioneer" was really Anthony Jacob Henkel rather than Gerhart. The last will and testament of Anthony Jacob Henkel, found some fifty years ago, names Gerhart Anthony as "my oldest son"; and other mortuary records support this assumption.
From: Linda Friend Adams:
Anthony Jacob (Anthonius Jacobus) Henckel, the forbearer of our line, emigrated to America with his family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in his forty-ninth year. He was part of the German migration encouraged by William Penn in an effort to get settlers for his new colony. There is speculation also that his emigration was motivated by his conflicts with the Catholic Church in Germany.
Before Anthony Jacob Henckel's arrival in America, he had a distinguished career as a Lutheran minister in Germany. He attended Geissen University and graduated on January 16, 1692. He was ordained as a Lutheran minister at Eschelbronn, February 28, 1692, and was pastor at Eschelbronn, Monchzell, Daudenzell, Neckargemund, and Zutzenhausen. His two older children were born in Eschelbronn and were baptized in that church where he was pastor from 1692 to 1695. His ten younger children were born at Daudenzell and were baptized in that church where he was pastor from 1695 to 1714. Five children died in infancy, and seven came with him and his wife to America. He and his family left for America some time after June 3, 1717 and arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They settled near Philadelphia near the New Hanover Lutheran Church, and Henckel preached there and to many other German Lutheran congregations and settlements. There is a record that Anthonay Hinckle owned 100 acres in Hanover Township of Philadelphia Co, PA prior to 1734.
Described by his contemporaries as being six feet tall with great physical strength, he was bold and courageous and had a vigorous missionary zeal. As a Lutheran minister, he traveled on horseback as a circuit preacher into the wilderness in southeastern Pennsylvania, to the Germans in Virginia, and to the German Lutheran congregations within distance of his home. Credited with the establishment of the Lutheran Church in Germantown, a memorial tablet was placed in St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1917 citing him as the founder and first pastor of St. Michael's Church. On August 17, 1728, as he was returning home one dark night from the sick bed of one of his congregation, his horse stumbled and threw him off. He was taken to the home of Herman Goothausen where he died that night. His wife Maria Elizabetha died January 24, 1744 at seventy-three years of age. They are both buried in St. Michael's Lutheran churchyard, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Their children were: Johann Nicolaus, b. February 18, 1693, d. May 14, 1693; Johanna Frederika, b. March 29, 1694; John Melchior, b. January 30, 1696, d. September 27, 1706; John Gerhard Anthony, b. January 12, 1698; Maria Elizabetha, b. December 31, 1699; George Rudolphus, born October 19, 1701; Anna Maria Christina, b. February 9, 1704, d. September 25, 1708; John Justus, b. February 10, 1706, d. August, 1778; Benigna Maria, b. September 30, 1707, d. December 22, 1708; Jacob Anthony, b. July 9, 1709; Maria Catherine, b. May 10, 1711; Johann Philipp, b. April 26, 1713.
From his Noncupative Will - dictated orally to witnesses as he was dying
Anthony Jacob Henkel of Hanover Township in the county of Philadelphia, in the province of Pennsylvania, Clerk (minister) being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, did in the presence of us the subscribers declare this last will and testament in manner hereinafter following, that is to say:
First, that the testator did give and bequeath unto his wife Maria Elizabeth during her widowhood the possession and enjoyment of all his the said testators estate, real and persona, and that if said wife should marry again that then she should have only a third part of his personal estate, and one-third part of the income of his real estate as usually allowed by law.
Second, also he the said testator did give, devise and bequeath unto his two youngest sons John Justus and Anthony Jacob, and to their heirs and assigns forever, all of his the said testator's plantation and tract of 250 acres of land situated in New Hanover Township aforesaid, possessed after their mother's decease or marrying, which ever should first happen, after which possession they, his two sons, John Justus and Jacob Anthony, should by equal contributions pay out of the said testator's real estate the full sum of 100 pounds of lawful money of Pennsylvania to be equally divided amongst and paid unto the said testator's five other children, namely, Gerhard Anthony, George Rodolphus, Johanna Fredrika, or her heirs, Maria Elizabeth, and Maria Catherine, share and share alike.
Third, also, the said testator did give, devise, and bequeath unto his aforesaid eldest son, Gerhad Anthony, the sum of five shillings, or the value then of over and above his equal share of ye 100 pounds aforesaid.
In testimony to the truth wereof we the subscribers have set our hands in evidence in witness hereunto. Dated the twelfth day of August, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-eight.
Herman Groothausen, Hans Michael Schwenstock, George Ruger
The 250-acre home farm was in New Hanover Township, then in Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. John Justus' share was 150 acres.
Johan Justus "Yost"Hinkle son of Anthony was born 10 Feb 1705/06 in Daudenzell, Mosbach, Baden, Germany, and died Aug 1778 in Germany Valley, (now Pendleton Co) Augusta Co, VA. He married Maria Magdalena Eschmann Abt. 1730, daughter of Abraham Eschmann and Elizabeth Magdalena. She was born 1711 in Switzerland or Oley Berks, PA, and died 03 Sep 1815 in Pendleton Co, VA.
According to the Henckel Family History: Johan Justus Henchel was baptized Feb 16 1706 in Daudenzell Germany by his father. Godparent was John Justus Berthold, the tax collector. He came to America in 1717 with his family. Around 1730 he married and moved to Upper Milford township in Berks County, PA and joined the Goshenhoppen Congregation. This area later became Lehigh County. On PA January 17, 1747 Rev Leonard Schnell's diary shows he preached a sermon at Jost Henckel's home in Allemangel, PA. On September 11, 1747 son Abraham was baptized with sponsor Abraham Eschman and wife, grandparents of the child. In 1750 Jost moved from Pennsylvania to Rowen which is now Davidson County, NC area settled on Dutchman's Creek near Yadkin. In 1765 Joist Henkle is showing with 220 acres on South Branch in Augusta County, VA. He is mentioned with Moses Elsworth on North Fork in Pendleton County around time of Revolutionary War.
From a write-up in Wonderful West Virginia magazine September 2000 by Dr Kenneth H Carvell, retired forestry professor from WVU:
"The North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River in present-day Pendleton County was settled largely by Germans. The first family to arrive in the valley were the Hinkles, who migrated from North Carolina in 1761. John Jacob and Maria Magdelena Hinkle, with their 12 children and their families, came to what is now known as Germany Valley, hoping to find inexpensive agricultural land in an area free from hostile Indian attacks. They were also attracted to this locality by the fertile limestone soils and gently rolling topography of the valley's bottomland. The Hinkles were quicly joined by the Teters and other German (Pennsylvania Dutch) families, some having migrated southwest following the ridges and valleys from Pennsylvania's Lebanon and Lancaster counties. In addition, a few German families moved west from Spottsylvania County, Virginia. These settlers brought the custom of placcing hex signs on their barns. I have been told that this was the only section of the state where hex signs could be found at an early date on farm buildings. Since these families preserved their language and Old World Customs and because the topography and climate reminded them of their ancestral home, this valley became known as German Settlement or Germany Valley. . . Germany Valley was criss-crossed by the famous Seneca Trail. Nearby Fort Seybert and Fort Upper Tract had been destroyed in Indian uprisings led by Killbuck, a Shawnee chieftain, in 1758. During 1762, to protect border settlements from Indian raids, the Hinkles built a stockade fort, aptly named Hinkle's Fort. Today Hinkle's Fort no longer stands, but its site is marked by a large stone monument in the shaped of an arrowhead which is enclosed by an iron fence. The site is located along the valley road leading east from Riverton."
From write-up by Linda Friend Adams:
In his will Anthony Jacob Henckel left to his two youngest sons, John Justus and Anthony Jacob, the 250-acre home farm in New Hanover Township, then in Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. John Justus' share was 150 acres.In about 1730, John Justus married Maria Magdalena Eschmann, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Eschmann of German-Swiss origin, and settled on a farm near Macungie Creek, now Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, paying taxes as late as 1748 in Pennsylvania. By 1750 he sold his property in Pennsylvania and made the long journey down the mountain valleys from Pennsylvania into North Carolina what is now Davidson Co NC. In 1751 he was living on Dutchman's Creek in the Fork of the Yadkin, approximately 13 miles from Salisbury, Rowan County, now Davidson County, North Carolina.Their new land in West Augusta was near the Shawnee Indian Trail, so there the family built a log fort for protection in 1761-62, the site of which can still be seen today
HINKLE'S FORT Germany Valley, Pendleton County, VA/WV - Written and submitted by Sarah Hinkle Warner -
Hinkle's Fort, built 1761-62, was located in Germany Valley, near Riverton. It was built by John Justus Henckel, Sr. (1706-1778), who came in 1760 from North Carolina with most of his twelve children, some with families, in search of a new home where Indians were less hostile and the soil more fertile. After a journey of weeks, they caught sight of their "promised land" when they reached the top of North Fork Mountain. Three sons, Abraham, Sr., John Justus, Jr., and Isaac, and three Teter son-in-laws were with him. John Justus, Sr. son of Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckel, had immigrated to America in 1717 with his parents who settled near Philadelphia, PA. He later moved to North Carolina.
The fort was built as a protection against the Indians not only for the Hinkle family but for other settlers in the area. The settlement became know as Germany Valley because the families, all of German descent, conversed in their native German. Unlike Fort Seybert and Fort Upper Tract, Hinkle's Fort was spared destruction.
John Justus Hinkle, his sons, and his sons-in-law participated actively in the defense of the frontier during the Revolutionary War and furnished supplies for the Continental forces. The Hinkle Fort farm became the headquarters and training grounds of the North Fork Battalion. During the Revolutionary War, Hinkle's Fort became the only outpost in Pendleton County for the patriot forces. John Justus Henckel, Sr. had been officially recognized for his services as commander of the fort and in furnishing supplies to the troops (detachments of the Virginia Militia) quartered there. The fort was headquaters and training grounds for the North Fork Military Company which had been organized by settlers early in the Revolutionary War and whose first captains were son-in-laws and sons of John Justus Henckel, Sr. After the Revolutionary War and when danger of Indian raids was past, the fort was torn down and some of the timbers used to build a large house on the site.
The family of John Justus Henckel, Sr. became a leading one in the early settlement and history of Pendleton County. Most of his sons and grandsons served in county offices. Isaac Hinkle and his nephew, Moses Hinkle, were two of eleven justices commissioned by the governor of Virginia to organize the new county of Pendleton, 1788. Eleven years earlier, Isaac Hinkle had been similarly commissioned to assist in the formation of Rockingham County, VA.
Markers at the site of the fort and at the graves of John Justus Henckel, Sr. and wife were dedicated on September 19, 1936 at a Henckel family reunion with several hundred descendants from throughout the United States in attendance who came to pay a lasting tribute to the memory of one of their patriarchs.
Will is referenced in records and shows it was produced by Joseph Cheuvront who also had witnessed it.
He died around Aug 1778
From Pendleton County, WV Past and Present, page 61and other sources
Children of John Justus and Mary Henckel were: Anna Maria Elizabeth, b. 1731, m. Moses Ellsworth; Jacob Henckel, b. ca. 1733, d. 1779, m. Mary Barbara Teter; Rebecca, m. Paul Teter; Catherine, m. Adam Biffel; Mary Magdalena b. 1739, d. October 18, 1829, m. John Skidmore; Abraham b. ca. 1749, d. 1815, m. Mary Catherine Teter; Susannah Henkel, married Philip Teter; John Justus, Jr., b. January 14, 1752, d. 1794, married Christiana Negely; Hannah, m. Andrew Johnson in 1791; Elizabeth, m. Christian W. Ruhlman, d. 1754; Isaac, b. ca. 1756, d. October, 1824.
After John Justus' death in 1778, his son Abraham owned the property and carried on through the remainder of the war and until danger from Indians passed. A granite marker was unveiled by the Henckel Family Association at the site of the Hinkle Fort on September 29, 1936. A monument was also erected to the memory of John Justus and his wife in the graveyard of the Henckel homestead at a spot near the grave of Abraham Henckel.
Anna Marie Elizabeth "Mary" Hinkle, daughter of Johan Justus "Yost"Henckel was born 02 Aug 1731 in Macungie Creek Upper Bucks Coounty, PA She was baptized on 22 Aug 1731 in Goshenhoppen Lutheran Church (now Montgomery Co. PA) by Reverend John Peter Miller. Sponsors were (John) Valentine Griesemer and wife, (Uncle and Aunt), and Marie Elizabeth (Dentzer) Henckle (grandmother). She was a Lutheran by birth, but appears she became a Methodist later. She died in 1824 in Mad River, Champaign Co., OH..
She married Moses Elsworth Abt. 1750 in Rowen County, NC.. He was born about 1732 in possibly Connecticut, and died 01 Jan 1802 in Coburn's Creek, Harrison County, VA.
In the biography of Reverend Paul Henkel it is noted that Moses Elsworth lived in the German settlement in North Carolina. He also states that Moses Elsworth and his family had become members of the Methodist Church. In his diary recording his trip thru Ohio in April and May 1812 he wrote 'That Champaign County in the German settlement on Mad River he met the old widow Elsworth, sister of my father.
Rowan County, North Carolina, was formed in 1753. Lying at the juncture of the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road and the east-west Trading Path, its population soared. Salisbury, the county seat of Rowan, was for 23 years the farthest west county seat in the colonies. Twenty-six counties in North Carolina and all of Tennessee were formed from the area that was once Rowan, where exist the earliest extant set of court records for all that area of North Carolina. Rowan County covered the entire northwestern quarter of North Carolina.
Sims Land Grants shows Moses Elsworth 60 acres on Deep Spring in Augusta County, VA 1765 and 357 acres on Deep Spring in 1773.
1761 & 1767 had surveys of land recorded in Augusta County VA. "In Augusta County, Virginia Survey Book 2, page 8; April 3, 1761 surveyed for Moses Elsworth sixty (60) acres on a branch of the North Fork (of the South Branch of the Potomac River) called the Deep Spring (Creek or Run).' This is in the vicinity of the location at the same time of John Justus Henckel, Sr."In Augusta County Survey Book 2, page 122: October 28, 1767. Surveyed for Moses Elsworth forty-one acres on the North side of the Deep Spring, a branch of the North Fork, same date as a survey for John Justus Henckel, Sr.In Augusta County Court Order Book 16, page 43: 'January 18, 1775. In a list of claims certified to the Assembly for supplies furnished to the troops in the recent Dunmore's War is the name of Moses Elsworth , exact claim is not specified. History of Pendleton County mentions that before 1777 Moses Elsworth was on the North Fork with John Davis, Justus Hinkle and probably the Teter brothers. Rockingham County Court Order Book 1, page 198, October 29, 1782; In a similar list of claims for supplies during the Revolutionary War is also the name of Moses Elsworth: to 47 diets of 6 pence each to stable and corn for two horses for one night at one shilling each. Dated June 25, 1778 To one bullock - 25- pounds of meat - Dated November 2, 1781.
Moses Elsworth left Pendleton County Virginia and removed to Harrison County Virginia about the year 1787. He appears on the Harrison county personal tax list first in 1788 and is on tax list in 1796. Moses Elsworth is included with sons Jacob and Moses Elsworth Jr., in a list of voters in an election poll on January 7 , 1789 for presidential electors. Harrison Co Deed Book 1, page 69 dated 9/17/1787: Henry Runyon & wife Mary added to Moses Elsworth 327 acres. Deed Book 1, page 449: April 15, 1793; Moses Elsworth and wife Mary Elizabeth deed to Jacob Richards one hundred eight-two (182) acres both sides of Coburn Creek. Consideration thirty-eight (38) pounds. Recorded April Court 1783. Consideration 200 pounds VA money. Recorded September Court 1787. 200 acres of land to Jas. Bennett; 102 to Moses Elsworth. Recorded Feb 18, 1788. In Harrison Co. Tax list for land (beginning in 1796) 1796 - Moses Elsworth, Sr., one hundred thirteen (113) acres; 1799 (113) acres."
From History of the Methodist Episcopal Church VOLUME II — BOOK IV — CHAPTER III INTRODUCTION OF METHODISM INTO THE WEST 1783 "Methodism could obtain no footing in Clarksburg for many years — not so now; but some eight or ten miles still further up the Wet Fork a door was opened, and a blessed work ensued. Many souls were born of God. The patriarch in the membership here was old Moses Ellsworth, of German descent."
From Sketches of the Life and Labors of James Quinn by John Wright 1851.From Quinn's journal, pages 47 and 48 "Methodism could obtain no footing in Clarksburg for many years -- not so now, I am told; but some eight or ten miles still further up the West Fork, a door was opened, and a blessed work ensured. Many souls were born of God. The patriarch in the membership here was old Moses Ellsworth, of German descent. He was great grandfather to our Ellsworths of the Ohio conference. His wife was a Henkle, and a grandaunt to the Henkles who once were with us. I used to think of the father and mother of John the Baptist, when I saw this venerable pair. They are long since gone, but Ichabod has not yet been written upon the family escutcheon. In this vicinity lived and labored and died in holy triumph, Joseph Chieuvrant, a Frenchman by birth. He was converted from Catholicism, and converted to God, about the commencement of the Revolution, and had permission to exhort. He was called out by draft as a militia-man in the army; he became acquainted with and was insturmental in the conversion of Lasley Matthews, an Irish Catholic. These men were mighty in the Scriptures; they preached, and loved, and lived holy. Many a good Bible lesson hav I taken from them; for I always intended to learn something when I got in company with such men. Old brother Chieuvrant was one of the most extensively-useful local preachers I ever knew. He was son-in-law of old father Ellsworth."
Will of Moses Elsworth dated July 10, 1794, proved September 1801:
To beloved wife Mary Elizabeth: one-third of plantation during lifetime; one-third of cattle, sheep, hogs and moveable estate; her bed and household furniture extraordinary. At her death the plantation to go to sons Jacob and Moses. Appointed beloved sons Jacob and John Elsworth and son-in-law Joseph Cheuvront as executors. After the funeral and all expenses and debts are paid, etc., then the executors are to call in two (2) strangers to value the other two-thirds of the estate which is to be divided as follows: 'To eldest son Jacob, two pounds to be levied out of the same afterwards to him and every one of my sons and daughters and my grand-daughter Hannah Bennett to share equally.'
Signed: Moses Elsworth Witnesses: Arthur Johnson, John Bennett Recorded in Will Book 1, page 141, Harrison County, Virginia.
Children of Anna Hinkle and Moses Elsworth are:
Jacob Elsworth, born Abt. 1751 in Rowen, Davidson Co, NC; died in Clark Co, OH. He married Hannah Bennett 1771 in Augusta Co, VA; born Abt. 1753; died Abt. 1819 in Clark Co, OH.
Hannah Elsworth, born Bef. 1757 in Rowen, Davidson Co, NC; died Aft. 1810. She married (1) Daniel Harpole 25 Oct 1807 in Harrison Co, VA; born Abt. 1750. She married (2) Joseph Bennett Bef. 1808; born Abt. 1755.
Barbara Elsworth, born 1757 in Rowan Davidson NC. She married Isaac or Joseph Bennett in Augusta Co, VA; born Abt. 1755.
Elizabeth Elsworth, born 20 Mar 1759 in Rowen now Davidson Co NC; died 18 Aug 1800 in Good Hope, Harrison Co, VA. She married Joseph Louis Cheuvront Feb 1777 in Augusta Co, VA; born 01 Feb 1757 in Strasbourg, France; died 12 Aug 1832 in Good Hope, Harrison Co, VA.
Rosanna Elsworth, born Abt. 1761 in Augusta County (Pendleton) VA; died Bef. 1827 in Clark County, Ohio. She married Peter Shaul Abt. 1779; born Abt. 1751 in France; died Abt. 1804 in Harrison County, VA.
Margaret Elsworth, born 1763 in Augusta County (Pendleton) VA; died Abt. 1798 in Prob Harrison County, VA. She married Rev Lasley Matthews Abt. 1780 in VA; born Abt. 1757 in W Ireland; died 1813 in Fauquier County, VA.
John Elsworth, born 26 Jan 1765 in VA; died 11 Aug 1824 in Sidney, Shelby Co, OH15. He married Mary Richards 20 Jan 1789 in Harrison Co, VA; born 20 Jan 1769 in daughter of Jacob Richards; died 27 Oct 1837 in Shelby Co, OH.
Moses Elsworth, born 21 Feb 1767 in VA; died 05 May 1833 in South Charleston, Clark Co, OH. He married Mary Magdalene Bumgardner 1783 in Rockingham Co, VA; born 16 Oct 1762 in in VA dgtr Gottfired Baumgartner & Gertrude.
Mary Elsworth, born Aft. 1767 in VA. She married (1) Jacob Collins 25 Mar 1795 in Harrison Co, VA by John W Loofbourow; born Abt. 1765. She married (2) Isaac Runyon 10 Aug 1796 in Harrison Co, VA; born Abt. 1765. She married (3) Jacob Richards 10 Nov 1796; born Abt. 1770.
Aaron Elsworth, born 1770 in VA; died 1794. He married Margaret Bumgardner 29 Jun 1791 in Harrison Co, VA by Joseph Cheuvront16; born Abt. 1771 in VA.
Sarah Elsworth, born Abt. 1771 in Augusta Co VA. She married (1) Jacob Richards 29 Dec 1789 in Harrison Co VA; born Abt. 1770. She married (2) Jacob Isaac Richards 06 Jun 1790 in Harrison Co VA; born Abt. 1768.
Catherine Elsworth, born Abt. 1774 in VA. She married Edmund West 17 Apr 1791 in Harrison Co, VA; born Abt. 1770; died Aft. 24 Feb 1814 in Date of Will in Harrison Co, VA.
1. "Adams, Linda Friend," From a paper was written by Linda Friend Adams in February of 1998. The following resources were used in its preparation: Henkel Memorial Association, The Henkel Memorial, York, PA, 19102;. Henckel Family Association, Henckel Family Records, New Market, VA. 19263;. Friend, Art;, The Rogers Family of Clay County sites.rootsweb.com/~wvclay/rogers.html; Don Norman Web Site, www.everton/com/norman.don; The Jarvis Family and Other Relatives, cgibin1,erols.com/fmoran/index.html .
2. Prof I Daniel Rupp, Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore 1975, page 473.
3. Compilers: William Sunner & Minnie Wyatt Junkin, The Henckel Genealogy 1500-1960, (1964).
4. A Stapleton Editor, The Henkel Memorial, (1910 York, PA).
5. Compilers: William Sunner & Minnie Wyatt Junkin, The Henckel Genealogy 1500-1960, (1964), 188.
6. Junkin, William Sumner, The Henckel genealogy, 1500-1960 : ancestry and descendants of Reverend Anthony Jacob Henckel, 1668-1728, pioneer Evangelical Lutheran minister, emigrant from the German Palatinate to America in 1717 Spokane, Wash.: Henckel Family Association, 1964, 1446 pgs.
7. Records Harrison County Court House
8. Alexander Withers, Chronicles of Border Warfare.
9. Henry Haymond, History of Harrison County WV, Acme Publishing, Morgantown, WV 1910,.
10. J.M. Callahan, History of West Virginia.
11. C.V. Cheuvront, Huntington, WV, "Cheuvront-1757 to 1947."
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14. "Harrison County Marriages 1784-1800."
15. WV Archives and History.
16.. Shuck, Larry G - Compiler, Hampshire & Hardy Counties, (W)VA Abstracts, (Closson Press, Apollo PA 1996), page 13.