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John Caspar Hounshell

Male 1730 - 1810  (80 years)


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  • Name John Caspar Hounshell 
    Born 1730  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1752  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sponsors 8 March 1763  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 1768  Reed Creek, Holston, Augusta County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tithables 1771  Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tithables 1772  Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tithables 1773  Fincastle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land 1774  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 2 June 1774  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oath 1777  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptismal Sponsor 17 Oct 1779  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Militia 30 August 1780  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tithables 1782  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Militia 1782  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Boundy 25 March 1782  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Boundy 5 June 1782  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Survey 1790  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Note 1790  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 27 July 1790  Montgomery/Wythe Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 1 September 1798  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 1801  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 August 1810  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 11 August 1810  Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 80 years 
    Person ID P5887  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Wife Christina Messersmith
              b. October 1728, Ofterdingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. After 1798, Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 2 April 1757  Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F1937  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1730 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTithables - John “Hownshell” appears on “A List of Tithables taken by Walter Crockett from William Sayers to the Head of the Holston River – 1771”. This list of Tithables was ordered by the Botetourt County Court, to be taken by Walter Crocket in Capt. Doalk's Dist. - 1771 - Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTithables - John “Hownshell” appears on "A list of Tithables in Capt. Doacks and my own Companys for the year 1772, taken by Walter Crocket. This list was taken for Botetourt Co. VA. - 1772 - Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - John was a farmer by trade. In 1774 he had 247 ac surveyed which was granted to Leo. Straw. Straw's Mill was located near present day Crockett, VA in Wythe Co. - 1774 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - John “Ounshell” was listed as a Private in “A List of Capt. Robert Doack's Company of Militia.” This list is from the papers of William Preston, contained in the Draper Manuscripts 3QQ34, page 34. (More) - 2 June 1774 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOath - 1777 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptismal Sponsor - “Johannes Haunschel” and wife Christina Haunschelin were sponsors for Johannes, son of Henry Lambert baptized @ Kimberling Lutheran Church. - 17 Oct 1779 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitia - John “Ownshell” was a member of Capt. William Doack's Militia Company. (From Preston Papers 5 QQ 67). Note: Ten without armsdisarmed two. (Note) - 30 August 1780 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTithables - 2 Tithable persons listed, no slaves. John Casper Hounshell’s son Andrew was 16 in 1782 and tithable for the first time. - 1782 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitia - John Casper, Barney Messersmith, Henry Lampert and Martin Wyrick were all listed as members of Capt. John Ward's Militia Co. (notes) - 1782 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Boundy - Michael Vennrick, assignee of Syphers & Crigger, assignees of Wm. Campbell, 100 ac on South Fork of Reed Creek, adj Barney Messersmith, Jno Hounshell & Michl Crigger to include improvements where he dwells. Frederick Moor, assignee (More) - 25 March 1782 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Boundy - The Rev John George Schroeder, assignee of Hugh McGavock, 478 ac on state warrant, enters 100 acres on Reed Creek, where a meetinghouse has been built adjoining Paxton's Glade, Henry Lambert & John Hounshell (Note: this was St. Paul's Lutheran Church) - 5 June 1782 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Survey - 15a surveyed the at the corner of his own land, Peter Moyers & Samuel Thompson's. - 1790 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNote - 1790 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This land was surveyed in 1753 by the Loyal Co. but was not granted to John until 1791. It is mentioned in tax recs as belonging to Andrew thru 1806. In 1810 the heirs of John Sr. sold the 113a known as the Rocky Spring Tract to Lewis Kegley. - 1 September 1798 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - A tract of 150a adjoining Ketteren (Catron), Grubb & Stephen's was granted to John Hounshell (but may have been for his son John) - 1801 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 August 1810 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - (Book 5 Page 298) This Indenture made 11 Aug 1810 between John Hounshell, Andrew Hounshell, Martin Wyrick and Mary his wife, heir of John Hounshell, Dec'd (more) - 11 August 1810 - Wythe County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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