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Michael Kettering

Male 1735 - 1814  (78 years)


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  • Name Michael Kettering  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Notes 1000 
    Born 29 Sep 1735  Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1755 
    Arrival 9 September 1765  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Migration 1772  Fincastle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military June 1774  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Accusation 5 May 1779  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oath 20 May 1779  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 1782  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1782  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1787  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1789/90  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Entires 8 October 1794  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Migration 1809  Sullivan County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 January 1814  Sullivan County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Age 78 years 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Notes 
    • Michael’s History
      Michael arrived in Philadelphia with his two cousins JohannJacob and Christopher on the ship "Chance" which sailed fromRotterdam and was on the sea for 2 months. They went to Lancaster about 65miles west where they joined up with Johann Adam Kettenring (born 1698 in LambergGE died 1775, Londonderry Township, Lebanon PA.) a blacksmith who had crossedon the "Samuel" on 12/3/1740.
      The Kettenrings were Lutherans. Within a year, Michael married Mary Marguard who was also on the "Chance." (She isn't listed on the chance?)
      Michael Jacob and Christopher all decided to leave Lancaster for Southwest Virginia. Jacob and Christopher went first in 1769. Michael and Maryarrived in Wythe in 1772. In 1774, Virginia claimed the western territory andcalled out the militia against the warring Indians in a campaign called LordDunmores's War.
      On June 2, 1774, seven Kettenring and Kettering men includingfour of Christopher's older sons (Francis, Peter, Jacob and Phillip) wereenrolled as Catron in Robert Doak's company. The campaign ended at PointPleasant (WVa) on October 10, 1774, when 3,000 soldiers defeated 1,000 Shawneeled by Chief Cornstalk.
      After that, most of the Shawnee went west and Indian attacks decreased.

      From theSouthwest VA Tax assessments compiled by May B. Kegley:
      Michael Kettering, one farm on the South Fork of Reed Creek, 518acres having thereon two dwelling houses of wood, two stories each, 30 feet by 20feet each, one barn, one corn house, all of wood, valued at $3000.
      From"Historic Sites of Sullivan County"
      The John Ketron Mansion on Reedy Creek Road (Bloomingdale Pike),in the Arcadia Community, is a large, two story hewn log house, now coveredwith white siding. It has a large back wing and porches on the front and side. In1976 it was owned by Bruce Ketron. The Ketron heirs say this is one of theoldest houses in Sullivan county, which is quite possible since it stands inthe Reedy Creek Settlement area.
      Michael Ketron (or Kettering), the progenitor of this branch ofthe Ketron family, came to America in 1765 from Hess-Dounstadt, Germany. Hemarried Mary MaMichael’sHistory
      Michael arrived in Philadelphia with his two cousins JohannJacob and Christopher on the ship "Chance" which sailed fromRotterdam and was on the sea for 2 months. They went to Lancaster about 65miles west where they joined up with Johann Adam Kettenring (born 1698 in LambergGE died 1775, Londonderry Township, Lebanon PA.) a blacksmith who had crossedon the "Samuel" on 12/3/1740.
      The Kettenrings were Lutherans. Within a year, Michael marriedMary Marguard who was also on the "Chance."
      Michael Jacob and Christopher all decided to leave Lancaster forSouthwest Virginia. Jacob and Christopher went first in 1769. Michael and Maryarrived in Wythe in 1772. In 1774, Virginia claimed the western territory andcalled out the militia against the warring Indians in a campaign called LordDunmores's War.
      On June 2, 1774, seven Kettenring and Kettering men includingfour of Christopher's older sons (Francis, Peter, Jacob and Phillip) wereenrolled as Catron in Robert Doak's company. The campaign ended at PointPleasant (WVa) on October 10, 1774, when 3,000 soldiers defeated 1,000 Shawneeled by Chief Cornstalk.
      After that, most of the Shawnee went west and Indian attacksdecreased.

      From theSouthwest VA Tax assessments compiled by May B. Kegley:
      Michael Kettering, one farm on the South Fork of Reed Creek, 518acres having thereon two dwelling houses of wood, two stories each, 30 feet by 20feet each, one barn, one corn house, all of wood, valued at $3000.
      From"Historic Sites of Sullivan County"
      The John Ketron Mansion on Reedy Creek Road (Bloomingdale Pike),in the Arcadia Community, is a large, two story hewn log house, now coveredwith white siding. It has a large back wing and porches on the front and side. In1976 it was owned by Bruce Ketron. The Ketron heirs say this is one of theoldest houses in Sullivan county, which is quite possible since it stands inthe Reedy Creek Settlement area.
      Michael Ketron (or Kettering), the progenitor of this branch ofthe Ketron family, came to America in 1765 from Hess-Dounstadt, Germany. Hemarried Mary Marguard (Born in Germany in 1747) in 1766 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
      Michael, known as "Michael, the Weaver," hadapprenticed as a weaver of stockings in Germany. He brought his hand loom toAmerica where he continued his trade. The Ketrons moved west with a caravan ofpack horses in 1772 bringing with them their four children. They settled for atime in Wythe County, Virginia where he purchased 500 acres of unimproved land.He knew nothing of farming nor outdoor work but his wife was well versed in farmingand could use an ax well (a thing her husband could not do).
      Michael and Mary's son, John Kettenring was the first member ofthe family to migrate (by 1790) to the Arcadia section of Sullivan County.Another of Michael's sons, Henry, came to this section later. The father,Michael, joined them in 1809 and died here in 1814. He is buried in the ArcadiaCemetery.rguard (Born in Germany in 1747) in 1766 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
      Michael, known as "Michael, the Weaver," hadapprenticed as a weaver of stockings in Germany. He brought his hand loom toAmerica where he continued his trade. The Ketrons moved west with a caravan ofpack horses in 1772 bringing with them their four children. They settled for atime in Wythe County, Virginia where he purchased 500 acres of unimproved land.He knew nothing of farming nor outdoor work but his wife was well versed in farmingand could use an ax well (a thing her husband could not do).
      Michael and Mary's son, John Kettenring was the first member ofthe family to migrate (by 1790) to the Arcadia section of Sullivan County.Another of Michael's sons, Henry, came to this section later. The father,Michael, joined them in 1809 and died here in 1814. He is buried in the ArcadiaCemetery.

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      Johann Michael Kettenring and his wife Mary Magdalena Marquardt Kettenring are both buried in the Arcadia Methodist Church Cemetery located on the upper end of Bloomingdale Pike in the Arcadia section of Sullivan County, Tn., Neither has a stone.There are many Kettenring/Ketron/Catron descendants buried in that cemetery. The land for the cemetery was donated Henry Kettenring/Ketron, who was the son of Johann Michael Kettenring. Henry and a couple of his brothers moved to Sullivan County, Tenn. from Wythe Co., Va and set up their homes and then went back to Wythe Co, some 90 or 100 miles northeast of Sullivan Co, to get their parents and younger sister and moved them down to Sullivan County. Michael either lived in the same house with Henry or maybe his brother John, or lived in his own house close by, probably with in shouting distance. Henry lived right near where the Arcadia Methodist Church and Cemetery are now.

    • Michael’sHistory
      Michael arrived in Philadelphia with his two cousins JohannJacob and Christopher on the ship "Chance" which sailed fromRotterdam and was on the sea for 2 months. They went to Lancaster about 65miles west where they joined up with Johann Adam Kettenring (born 1698 in LambergGE died 1775, Londonderry Township, Lebanon PA.) a blacksmith who had crossedon the "Samuel" on 12/3/1740.
      The Kettenrings were Lutherans. Within a year, Michael marriedMary Marguard who was also on the "Chance."
      Michael Jacob and Christopher all decided to leave Lancaster forSouthwest Virginia. Jacob and Christopher went first in 1769. Michael and Maryarrived in Wythe in 1772. In 1774, Virginia claimed the western territory andcalled out the militia against the warring Indians in a campaign called LordDunmores's War.
      On June 2, 1774, seven Kettenring and Kettering men includingfour of Christopher's older sons (Francis, Peter, Jacob and Phillip) wereenrolled as Catron in Robert Doak's company. The campaign ended at PointPleasant (WVa) on October 10, 1774, when 3,000 soldiers defeated 1,000 Shawneeled by Chief Cornstalk.
      After that, most of the Shawnee went west and Indian attacksdecreased.

      From theSouthwest VA Tax assessments compiled by May B. Kegley:
      Michael Kettering, one farm on the South Fork of Reed Creek, 518acres having thereon two dwelling houses of wood, two stories each, 30 feet by 20feet each, one barn, one corn house, all of wood, valued at $3000.
      From"Historic Sites of Sullivan County"
      The John Ketron Mansion on Reedy Creek Road (Bloomingdale Pike),in the Arcadia Community, is a large, two story hewn log house, now coveredwith white siding. It has a large back wing and porches on the front and side. In1976 it was owned by Bruce Ketron. The Ketron heirs say this is one of theoldest houses in Sullivan county, which is quite possible since it stands inthe Reedy Creek Settlement area.
      Michael Ketron (or Kettering), the progenitor of this branch ofthe Ketron family, came to America in 1765 from Hess-Dounstadt, Germany. Hemarried Mary MaMichael’sHistory
      Michael arrived in Philadelphia with his two cousins JohannJacob and Christopher on the ship "Chance" which sailed fromRotterdam and was on the sea for 2 months. They went to Lancaster about 65miles west where they joined up with Johann Adam Kettenring (born 1698 in LambergGE died 1775, Londonderry Township, Lebanon PA.) a blacksmith who had crossedon the "Samuel" on 12/3/1740.
      The Kettenrings were Lutherans. Within a year, Michael marriedMary Marguard who was also on the "Chance."
      Michael Jacob and Christopher all decided to leave Lancaster forSouthwest Virginia. Jacob and Christopher went first in 1769. Michael and Maryarrived in Wythe in 1772. In 1774, Virginia claimed the western territory andcalled out the militia against the warring Indians in a campaign called LordDunmores's War.
      On June 2, 1774, seven Kettenring and Kettering men includingfour of Christopher's older sons (Francis, Peter, Jacob and Phillip) wereenrolled as Catron in Robert Doak's company. The campaign ended at PointPleasant (WVa) on October 10, 1774, when 3,000 soldiers defeated 1,000 Shawneeled by Chief Cornstalk.
      After that, most of the Shawnee went west and Indian attacksdecreased.

      From theSouthwest VA Tax assessments compiled by May B. Kegley:
      Michael Kettering, one farm on the South Fork of Reed Creek, 518acres having thereon two dwelling houses of wood, two stories each, 30 feet by 20feet each, one barn, one corn house, all of wood, valued at $3000.
      From"Historic Sites of Sullivan County"
      The John Ketron Mansion on Reedy Creek Road (Bloomingdale Pike),in the Arcadia Community, is a large, two story hewn log house, now coveredwith white siding. It has a large back wing and porches on the front and side. In1976 it was owned by Bruce Ketron. The Ketron heirs say this is one of theoldest houses in Sullivan county, which is quite possible since it stands inthe Reedy Creek Settlement area.
      Michael Ketron (or Kettering), the progenitor of this branch ofthe Ketron family, came to America in 1765 from Hess-Dounstadt, Germany. Hemarried Mary Marguard (Born in Germany in 1747) in 1766 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
      Michael, known as "Michael, the Weaver," hadapprenticed as a weaver of stockings in Germany. He brought his hand loom toAmerica where he continued his trade. The Ketrons moved west with a caravan ofpack horses in 1772 bringing with them their four children. They settled for atime in Wythe County, Virginia where he purchased 500 acres of unimproved land.He knew nothing of farming nor outdoor work but his wife was well versed in farmingand could use an ax well (a thing her husband could not do).
      Michael and Mary's son, John Kettenring was the first member ofthe family to migrate (by 1790) to the Arcadia section of Sullivan County.Another of Michael's sons, Henry, came to this section later. The father,Michael, joined them in 1809 and died here in 1814. He is buried in the ArcadiaCemetery.rguard (Born in Germany in 1747) in 1766 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
      Michael, known as "Michael, the Weaver," hadapprenticed as a weaver of stockings in Germany. He brought his hand loom toAmerica where he continued his trade. The Ketrons moved west with a caravan ofpack horses in 1772 bringing with them their four children. They settled for atime in Wythe County, Virginia where he purchased 500 acres of unimproved land.He knew nothing of farming nor outdoor work but his wife was well versed in farmingand could use an ax well (a thing her husband could not do).
      Michael and Mary's son, John Kettenring was the first member ofthe family to migrate (by 1790) to the Arcadia section of Sullivan County.Another of Michael's sons, Henry, came to this section later. The father,Michael, joined them in 1809 and died here in 1814. He is buried in the ArcadiaCemetery.
    Person ID P4928  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father Balthasar Kettering
              b. 29 Oct 1694, Landsthul, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 February 1746, Salwoog, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Anna Margarethä Zimmer
              b. 11 March 1704, Oberabach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 November 1748, Salwoog, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1719  Landstuhl, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet

    Wife Mary Magdalene Marguardt
              b. 15 Aug 1747, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Nov 1841, Sullivan County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 29 July 1766  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Michael Kettenring was a private in Robert Doaks Co. Militia, Cherokee Expedition, during the Revolutionary War. (National DAR # 572718A645, application verified and approved 7/13/1984). - June 1774 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAccusation - From "Early Adventures on the Western Waters" Vol I by Mary Kegley "...the jury heard evidence against Peter Kettering, Michael Kettering and Henry Wyrick. They were all bound to their good behavior (meaning they were free'd a long as they behaved.) - 5 May 1779 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOath - Oath of allegiance to the "Commonwealth of Virginia as a free and independent State", promising to refuse all allegiance to George the Third, King of Great Britain. (Guess he was tired of being accused of being a Tory). - 20 May 1779 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Received 400 acres on Tates Run South Fork of Reed Creek. It was part of 500a surveyed for Martin Stailey in 1775. Land joined Michael Crigger & Nicholas Cline on waters of Reed Crk. He is also called Michael Kettering, the stocking weaver. - 1782 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - This area of Montgomery later became Wythe. 1 tithe, no slaves, 4 horses, 10 cattle. - 1782 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1 male over 16, 5 horses/mules, and 12 cattle. - 1787 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 2 males 16 to 21 and 7 horses. He was on Reed Creek/Cedar Run. - 1789/90 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Entires - Michael Walters 87a on entries made in 1782 & 1791 on treasury warrants in 1781 & 1783, on Reed Crk near Tates Run, in line of Michael Kettern's land and Jacob Kettern, and Nicholas Cline. - 8 October 1794 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Migrated to Tennessee around 1809 - 1809 - Sullivan County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 January 1814 - Sullivan County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1266907499] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Gale Research, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc), Place: Pennsylvania; Year: 1765; Page Number: 67.

    2. [S-1266911309] Family Data Collection - Births, Edmund West, comp., (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

    3. [S-1266911694] Millennium File, Heritage Consulting, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

    4. [S-1266906077] Family Data Collection - Deaths, Edmund West, comp., (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).