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Descendants of Hans (John) Maegert Maggard


5. Christian (Christley) Maggard

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA "Abstract of Deed's"
Indenture dated: 10 June 1783
Between - Christian Magott (Maggard) and Mary, his wife of Shenandoah Co., VA.
and Parish of Beckford, first part and John Maggott (Maggard) of the second part for five shillings current money of VA. - 148 acres formerly granted to Rudolph Mauk and sold by him to Christian Magott.
Ordered recorded and Mary privately examined, 24 June 1784

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA, "Abstract of Will's"
Will Book O - Pg 310
Christian Magert (Maggard) Shenandoah Co.
Wife: Mary - the place upon which I now live containing about 201 acres during her natural life.
Son: Isaac - the above place after her death.
Daughter: Mary Rothgeb. mentions: Land purchased of John Mauck adjoining land of David Rothgeb, Sr.
Grand-children: The children of my deceased daughter Barbara Kaufman, Mary Gander; Anna Kaufman; Barbara Kaufman; Frances Kaufman; Martin Kaufman.
Executor: John Varner.
Witnesses: W.C. Lauck, Henry Strickler and David Strickler
Dated: 25 March 1828;
Presented: 12 May 1828
Pg 381: Inventory dated: 11 June 1828

Will Book P - Pg 121, 122, 123 & 124
Shenandoah Co. Sale Bills for the property of Christian Maggert (Maggard) deceased.
Dated: 23 Oct. 1828

Will Book Q - Pg 86
The estate of Christian Maggert (Maggard) in account with John Varner, Exce.

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA, Abstract of Deeds
Deed Book AA - Pg 192
Indenture dated 28 July 1821
Between - John Mauck and Margaret, his wife and Christian Maggett, all of Shenandoah Co., VA, for $1250 for land - being part of 100 acres which was granted John Mauck by John Underwood and wife by deed.
31 July 1820 ordered certified
8 July 1830 Ordered recorded.

Deed Book AA - 632
Indenture dated 28 July 1821
Between - Christian Maggart and Mary, his wife and Mary Pence, all of Shenandoah Co., VA for $1.00 -- and other good causes them hereunto moving gives her land, being part of a tract which Maggarts now resides, - land containing 3 rods and 27 poles. During Mary Pence's natural life.
28 July 1821 - Mary Pence makes memorandum not to rent or let any one occupy land without consent of Christian Maggart or his heirs.
28 July 1821 Mary, wife of Christian Maggart examined
28 July 1821 ordered certified
13 Aug. 1821 ordered recorded.

Following notes from Brenda Slone, <jonboysmom@aol.com>, via Kenneth Maggard
Christian (Christley) bought land in 1754 from Rudolph Mauck, called August Held, in Shenandoah Co., VA. This deed is recorded in the Shenandoah Co., VA Deed Book 3, pg 359. They deeded a tract of 143 acres to his son John Maggard, June 10 1783.
on June 10 1783. Christley's will was recorded in Shenandoah Co. Will Book 0, Pg 310.

22. Isaac Maggard

Note from Brenda Slone, <jonboysmom@aol.com>
In the 1820 Shenandoah Co., VA census, Isaac was living on his father's farm. Children unknown.

6. William Maggard

Note from Brenda Slone, <jonboysmom@aol.com>
The Augusta Co. court records, Order Book XVI, pg 64, lists administration of the estate of William Maggard to his wife Catherine and was dated March 25, 1775. William was probably killed during the Revolutionary war. Catherine probably married Brutin Smith.

24. Jacob Maggard

Note from Brenda Slone, <jonboysmom@aol.com>
Jacob's stepfather, Brutin Smith, signed for him saying he is 21. Children unknown

25. Barbara Maggard

Note from Brenda Slone, <jonboysmom@aol.com>
The marriage was witnessed by her brother, Jacob. Children unknown

7. John Maggard

Note comes from book "Coming down Cumberland"
This John was son of Samuel and grandson of Hans the original German immigrant.
Record of 2 sons:
Henry & Samuel

Maggart vs. Crockett--O.S. 117; N.S. 40-- John Maggart made an entry in Rockridge for two hundred acres on Bratton's Run. Event took place around 1807

John's two sons John and Samuel started two different branches of the Family. John moved to what is now Monroe County West Virginia. Samuel moved to Kentucky and changed the spelling of the name to Maggard. Many of his descendents have stayed in Letcher County Kentucky for several generations.
John's son Samuel moved to Missouri and his son James moved to Indiana and eventually settled in Iowa.


9. David Maggard , Jr.

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA, Abstract of Deeds
Deed Book K - Pg 44:
Indenture dated 12 Oct 1795
Between - David Magert of Greenbrier Co., VA and Rudolph Magert of Shenandoah Co., VA.
for the sum_____to David Magert and Susannah his wife for 133 acres of land being a remanat of a tract of land formerly granted to his father, David Magert by deed from the Proprietors office bearing the date of 12 Feb 1749. The said David Magert and Susannah his wife now at the time of sealing and delivery of these presents are seized of good sure perfect and indefeisable Estate inheritance in fee simple of and in the premises hereby granted and released and that good power and lawful and absolute authority to grant and convey the same to the said premises now and so forever hereafter shall remain and be free and clear of and from all former and other gifts grants bargains sales dower rights etc.

Deed Book P - Pg 165
Know all men by these presents that whereas, I David Maggit of Monroe Co., VA am leased in fee of in part of that tract of land situated against Sellorrs Ford and now in the possession of Jacob Maggert. Appointed Jacob Maggeet of Shenandoah Co., VA as Attorney to sell or handle land as he sees fit.
2 Feb. 1804 - Witness: John Evans
9 Dec. 1805 - Power of Attorney from David Magget to Jacob Magget was proved by oath of John Evans and ordered certified. 9 June 1806 - Power of Attorney proved by Sylvanus Mayberry.

Deed Book P - Pg 185
Indenture dated 9 June 1806
Between - David Maggert of Monroe Co., VA eldest son and heir at law of David Maggard, Sr. late of Shenandoah Co., VA deceased by his Attorney in fact Jacob Maggert of one part and Adam Long of Shenandoah for $23.34 current money, 20 acre tract of land at Solsers Ford being included in a deed from Thomas Lord Fairfax to the said David Maggert Sr. for 110 acres bearing date 19 April 1771----
and also against all several person or persons claiming, by from or under the said David Maggert Sr. deceased.
Witness: Jacob Rinker,
Ordered recorded - 9 June 180?

Susannah Long

Source of death date: Berni K Campbell (bkc2@juno.com)

30. Anna Catherine Magert Maggard

Virginia Vital Records #1, 1600s-1800s
Virginia Vital Records, Record of the Peaked Mountain Church, Page 472

On October 8, 1776, Rev Jacob Frank Baptized:
Parents David Magert and wife Susanna
Children Anna Catherine, born 16 Apr
Sponsors Paul Lingel and Anna Catherine
VA Land, Marriage and Probate records 1639-1850
Name: Cathorine Magert
Date: 21 Mar 1775
Location: Augusta CO., VA
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Cathorine Magert's bond as administratrix of David Magert.
Description: Administratrix
Book_Date: WB5-340

George Bush

George moved with his father John Bush Sr., to Greenup County, Kentucky, around the year 1815. He was in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 census for that county. He was listed with his brother Nathan in the 1810 census for Monroe County, Virginia, now West Virginia.

32. Henry Maggard

I do NOT know if this is the one and same Henry. Placed here for keeping til further study
US General Land Office Records 1796-1907
Name: Henry Magert
Issue Date: 13 Oct 1835
State of Record: Missouri
Acres: 80
Accession Number: MO0330__.262
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Palmyra
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 4373
Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
29 54-N 13-W 5th PM Randolph
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas Henry Magert of Randolph County Missouri has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Palmyra, Missouri whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Henry Magert according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April,1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of tghe Public Lands" for the West half of the North East quarter of section twenty nine in township fifty four of range thirteen, West in the District of lands subject to sale at Palmyra, Missouri containing Eighty acres according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been purchased by the said Henry Magert.
Now Know Ye, That the United States of America, in considerations of the premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and, by these presents, do give and grant, unto the said Henry Magert and to his heirs, the said tract above described: To Have and to Hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In Testimony, I, Andrew Jackson (signed), PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, have caused these Letters to be made patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the thirteenth day of October (April was scrathed out) in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundered and thirty five and of the Independance of the United States the Sixtieth (fifty ninth scratched out)
By the President: (signed) Andrew Jackson
....another name I cannot read with Elijah Hayward scratched out...
By....A.J. (Donelson?) Sec'y
Commissioner of the General Land Office

10. Benjamin Maggard


1.Type: Book
Author: Moore, Denise Kay M.
Periodical: Maggart - Maggert Families of Champaign Co, OH
Publication: Gautier, MS 1990
Location: in Urbana, OH public library
Media: photocopy
2.Text: International Genealogical Index, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day
Saints, Salt Lake City, UT. 1992, photocopy, personal abstract.
3.Text: Communication re Pence from Richard A.
Pence<richardpence@pipeline.com> and his web site, Pence Family History, at
<http://www.pipeline.com/~richardpence/> (well referenced), electronic copy.
4.Type: Book
Periodical: Shenandoah Co, VA Marriages to 1850
Publication: Historic Series
Media: personal abstract
Had 128 acres between the Little Hawksbill and the South River [of the Shenandoah].
Source: Shenandoah Co., VA "Abstract of Will's"
Book F - Pg 384
Benjamin Maggert (Maggard), Shenandoah Co., being very sick and weak in body but perfect in mind and memory thanks be to God.
Wife: Susana Maggert (Maggard). Children: No names given.
Executors: Christian Alshite and Thomas Newman
Dated: 5 Sept. 1805
Presented: 9 Dec. 1805

Susannah Pence

Marriage bond indicates she was the daughter of Ludwid & Minerva
After Benjamin died, she brought her children to Champaign Co,OH with the Pence family; died @ age 81y,11m,6d.

Leanna Huffman

In the will of her father, David Huffman, are named his five daughters, including LEANA, all of whom were (or had been) married. However, only Leana is referred to without naming her husband, simply as "Leana Prutsman."
In 1830, one David Maggert filed for divorce from his wife, Leanna. The petition stated that they had married in 1824, that they had lived together for about two weeks before she left him, and charged her with adultery and more than three years willful absence. In 1832 he filed an amended suit in which he charged that she had been living with Jacob Protsman in Johnson township for three years. (Chancery Records of the Court of Common Pleas, Supreme Court Record, Vol. 4, pl 253, 26 June 1832).
It appears possible that Leana, daughter of David Huffman, first married (or obtained a license to marry) David Maggert, that she was the subject of this divorce, and that she later married Jacob Protsman/Pretsman.

11. John Maggard

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA "Abstract of Wills"
Book Q - Pg 98
John Maggerd (Maggard) Shenandoah Co.. Mary Maggerd (Maggard) administrator of John Maggard deceased. those named are Ann Maggerd; Mary Maggerd; Elizabeth Maggerd (Maggard).
Dated: 27, Oct. 1830
Further notes from Sonia M. Glines <ItsJustMe@comline.com> 2007

Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850

Maggart, John
Date: Apr 5, 1751
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Record ID: 36901
Description: Creditor
Book Page: WB3-147
Remarks: Sale held of the estate of Jacob Pence, and settlement of estate by Peter Miller, executor of Val Pence, who was executor of Jacob Pence, recorded 18 May 1762. Sold to Henry Dooley, James Bartley, Wm. Craig, Jno. Fudge, James Downey, Joseph Wait, Re
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.

Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Vol. II, Augusta County Court Records, Page 115
Maggart vs. Crockett------O. S. 117; N. S. 40---- John Maggart made an entry in Rockbridge for 200 acres on Bratton's Run. Shortley afterwards John Dunlap made an entry on a part of John's tract. Died leaving it to his daughter, Polly Hodge. John Dunlap had a brother, James. Maggart is a German. Polly Hodge marroed Robert Crockett. James Dunlap. Jr., was the son of John Dunlap. Answer of Robert and Mary Crockett sworn to in Montgomery County, Kentucky, 30 May, 1807 John Magart had a son David Magart.

12. Henry Maggard

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA, Abstract of Deeds
Deed Book G - Pg 503:
Indenture dated 24 June 1790
Between - Henry Maggitt and Margaret, his wife, of Shenandoah Co., VA. and parish of Beckford, parties of the first part and Henry Widock of the same county and parish, for 13 lbs. current a tract of land, 134 acres, formerly granted to his father David Maggitt of the said county by deed from the Proprietor of the Northern Neck of VA.
Ordered recorded 29 July 1790 and privately examined by Marget.

Source: Kenneth Maggard:
Henry Maggart/Magert
Shenandoah Co., VA 1782 Tax list:
Henry Magget: 1 White male, 2 horses, 10 cattle
1783 Tax list
Henry Maggott: 5 Whites 0 Blacks
1785 Tax list
Henry Maggott: 6 Whites
Henry Magert was a private in the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War.
Sullivan Co., TN Pension Abstracts by McGhee.
Henry Magert, Sr. of VA Svc.s 1850
Henry applied in Jonesboro, Sullivan Co., TN 1832 May 22, then age 71 states that in 1780 or 1781 he substituted for Phillips Kite in Rockingham Co., VA, who was drafted for 2 months and marched under Capt. Koker, Major. Hamilton to Portsmouth, VA thence to SC near Camden, thence back and crossed James River at Sandy Point and remained some days, when he was discharged, and shortly after
he was drafted in Rockingham Co., VA to go against Cornwallis to intercept his march to Ablemarle and discharged near Richmond, and again drafted serving 2 months--affidavits of John Anderson and Lewis Faust both of Sullivan Co., TN certify they acquainted with Henry Magert and state he is wholly blind.
Sullivan Co., TN Deed Book 9 Page 273 Dated 17 Nov 1818 Henry Maggart to Lewis Foust, consideration $100, amt. 32 acres on the waters of Reedy Creek
Further note provided by Sonia M. Glines <ItsJustMe@comline.com> 2007
Virginia Marriage Records, A List of Marriages Recorded in the Back Part of Deed-Book No. 17, Orange County, Page 480
Henry Maggard-Betsey Lamb 1791

Margaret Gimmel-Gammell-Gamble-Campbell

This info is not proven out as of this date (8/5/00)

13. Elizabeth Maggard

Notes for Elizabeth Maggart:
Copy of book at the WV State Archives and History Library in Charleston, WV July 19, 1997 -KJ]p.10-11
Bk. O., p.87 - 26 Oct. 1799
Between Frederick Judy & Elizabeth his wife, lately Elizabeth Maggart, Margaret Maggart widow of Daniel Maggart, David Maggart & Susannah his wife, Benjamin Maggart and Susannah his wife, John Maggart & Eve his wife, Henry Maggart & Margaret his wife, Jacob Maggart & Mary his wife, Samuel Maggart and Peggy his wife [to] Charles Aleshite of the County of Shenandoah consideration of five hundred & fifty Pounds ... two certain [tracts] of Land ... south side of South River of Shenandoah ... the first being the same Land conveyed to said Frederick Judy by bargain & sale the 28th June 1798 from Margaret Maggart ... containing fifty eight acre acres of Land ... other tract being the same land which was conveyed to Rudolph Maggart deceased by deed of bargain & sale the 12th Oct. 1795 from David Maggart

Frederick (Tschudi) Judy

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA Abstracts of Deeds
Deed Book O - Pg 87, 88 and 89
Indenture dated 26 Oct. 1799
Between - Frederick Judy and Elizabeth his wife
David Maggert and Susannah, his wife
Benjamin Maggert and Susannah, his wife
John Maggert and Eve, his wife
Henry Maggert and Margaret, his wife
Jacob Maggert and Mary, his wife
Samuel Maggert and Peggy, his wife
and Christian Alshite, the second party, 2 tracts of land, 191 acres in Shenandoah Co., VA on the south side of the South River Shenandoah. 1 tract of land, 58 acres conveyed to Rudolph Maggert, deceased on 12 Oct. 1795 from David Maggert and Susannah, his wife and recorded in Shenandoah Co., which said Rudolph Maggert departed this life intestate and the said last mentioned had descended unto the said Elizabeth Judy, late Elizabeth Maggert, his sister and Samuel Maggert his brothers and heirs at lae.
Ordered recorded: 10 Dec. 1804

14. Jacob Maggard

Source: Shenandoah Co., VA Abstract of Deeds

Deed Book R - Pg 9
Indenture dated 10 Dec. 1808
Between - Casper Good and Catherine, his wife of one part and David Huffman and Jacob Magget end part and John Brubaker (Trustee) 3rd part, all of Shenandoah Co., VA. Casper Good and wife Catharine make indenture to David Huffman and Jacob Magget to secure payment of 24 lbs 17 shillings and 7 pence, the amount of a rep levy bond against the said Good, due 26 Oct. 1809 - 150 acres of land which is fully known in a deed from Collom Mitchum to said Good and on record in Shenandoah Co. dated 20 Nov. 1804
Witnesses: Daniel Huffman, Jeremiah Huffman and Daniel ??
Ordered to be certified 12 June 1809
Ordered to be recorded 7 Aug. 1809
Ordered to be recorded 11 Sept. 1809

Deed Book R - Pg 348
Indenture dated 14 April 1810
Between - David Huffman and Jacob Magert and John Brubaker, one part and Casper Good, all of Shenandoah Co., VA. Paid Bill.
Deed Book R - Pg 405
Indenture dated 16 Sept. 1809
Between - Jacob Magert and Mary, his wife of Shenandoah Co., VA and William Mayes for $600 current money of Virginia - 57 acre tract of land the first which the said Jacob Magert purchased of Margaret Magert by bargain and sale on 23 June 1798. the 2nd tract obtained by Jacob Magert obtained by patent 9 Aug. 1798 containing 170 acres in Shenandoah Co., VA
Witnesses: Christian Alishite, ____?____, John A. Barbee, John Koutz.
Jacob Magert, Mary X(her mark) Magert
23 Oct. 1809, Mary Magert examined
7 May 1810 ordered certified
13 Aug 1810 ordered recorded
(Written by Guyneth Williams for "Champaign County Ohio 1991," p. 208-9.)
Jacob and Mary Maggert came to Champaign County from Shenandoah Valley, VA in 1810. He was born in Shenandoah County, in 1766. His parents were David and Margaret Maggert, married in 1741. Besides Jacob, their children were David Jr., Benjamin, Daniel, John, Henry, Rudolph, and Elizabeth. Also, in the household was a young ward named Mary Huffman, orphaned daughter of Nicholas Huffman.
When Jacob was five years old, the little girl had come to live with them. David agreed to give her "eight lbs. ten, and a new spinning wheel and teach her to read and write when she came of age" (Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, dated March 19, 1771).
When Jacob was 21, he and Mary were wed in Culpeper County, Virginia March 26, 1787. They came to Ohio with the Judy and Comer families. Jacob settled on and entered the southeast quarter of Section 7 in Johnson Township. There he built a cabin. His patent is dated May 5, 1815. It is said the countryside was mostly forest and swampland.
Their children were: Adam, born 1790, married Polly Jenkins April 25, 1811; Moses, married Elizabeth Pence April 19, 1827 and died before 1835; Samuel, married Barbara Sills December 21, 1825; Joel married Sarah Huffman April 26, 1832; Elizabeth married James Flowers (Deed book Vol. W page 242).
Jacob died during a smallpox epidemic in the spring of 1834. Date of Mary's death is unknown. Where they are buried is unknown. After their deaths, Adam and Polly lived on the homestead.
Polly was the daughter of Thomas and Nellie Sisk Jenkins, who came from Virginia to Ohio in 1806. Thomas entered the southeast quarter of Section 28 T4 R11 in Mad River Township, where he built a cabin on Owens Creek. Cabins were far apart. Loneliness, Indians, and the bitterly cold winters were big worries. Besides Polly (Ellen), the children were Phillip, Elijah, Jessie, Edin, Thomas, Russell, Milly and Dica.
Thomas Sr. outlived Nellie by many years and sometime before April 1820, he married Susannah Pence Maggert. Susannah was the widow of Adam's uncle, Benjamin, back in Virginia. She came to Ohio in the early 1800's with the Pence family, bringing her children and those of Benjamin's first wife, Elizabeth Judy.
Thomas died in 1830; afterward an estate sale was held. Among the items listed are a wagon and cover, presumably, the one that brought the family over rugged Appalachian mountain ranges, across swift streams, and through dense forests to the new land in Ohio. An old shotgun that kept them safe sold for $6.25. Some items seem reminiscent of Nellie: a sea shell that was perhaps a keepsake brought from far away, two books, a candlestick lamp, a pair of candle molds, a butter churn, and a smoothing iron. Thomas and Nellie are probably buried on their farm in the now abandoned Jenkins Cemetery.
Susannah went to live with her daughter, Mary Maggert Wiant. She died March 21, 1794, at age 81, and is buried in the Myrtle Tree Cemetery.
Adam and Polly had five children: Milly; Jesse probably married Rebecca Jones and died in Indiana; Solomon, born 1815 married Sarah Michaels about 1839 and died September 5, 1855 in Clark County, Illinois; Moses married Katherine Higginbottom in Logan County 1838 and died in Clark County, Illinois; Andrew married Elizabeth Maggert July 28, 1844 and died February 1847 at St. Paris, Ohio.
Polly's life was short; she died before 1828. Adam then married Sarah Shroufe March 13, 1828. They had two sons, Allen and Jacob. Soon after 1850 they moved to Indiana. Adam died there March 4, 1853 and is buried in Valley Cemetery, Sparta Township, Noble County.
Adam's son, Solomon, had a son, Charles, who was among the last of the true pioneers. On September 16, 1893, near Hennessey, Oklahoma, Charles was one of 100,000 landseekers on horseback, on wagons, and on foot. At high noon, when the starting signal was fired, they raced across the trackless prairie Indian lands to stake 160 acres near what is now Lahoma.
His young son, James, was with him and after improvising a shelter in a creek bank, Charles brought his wife and daughters, who had waited near Hennessey, to the makeshift sod house. One of the daughters was my mother, Estella, who was 10 years old at the time. Oklahoma red soil produced good wheat crops and soon the family had a two-story white frame house to enjoy.
The son of James, USAF Lt. Col. Donald Maggert, began the search for our ancestors and I have continued since his death, nine years ago. My husband, USAF Col. Hugh Williams (Ret), and I visited Champaign County in the autumn of 1990. Nice homes, tall corn, and colorful woods dot the landscape of Jacob and Mary's land. As in olden days, a Pence family lives not far away. On the land once owned by Thomas and Nellie, Owens Creek still looked clean and clear, sparkling in the October sunlight.
Old pioneer names I have seen in census books we found in neighboring cemeteries. Among them were many Maggerts, generation after generation.

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