Daniel C. Brubaker

Male 1809 - 1880

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Daniel C. Brubaker was born 5 Sep 1809, Shenandoah County, Virginia (son of Peter Brubaker and Barbara Ann Kauffman); died 19 Dec 1880, Page County, Virginia.

    Daniel married Mary Koontz 5 Sep 1833, Page County, Virginia. Mary (daughter of John Koontz and Amelia Powell) was born 2 Jan 1800, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 2 May 1858, Page County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]

    1. Mary Ellen Brubaker was born 30 Sep 1834, Page County, Virginia; died 21 May 1917, Page County, Virginia.
    2. Julia Ann Brubaker was born 21 May 1836, Page County, Virginia; died Dec 1865.
    3. Thompson C. Brubaker was born 1838.
    4. Emily Jane Brubaker was born 25 May 1840, Virginia; died 6 Mar 1873, Luray, Page County, Virginia.
    5. Barbara Catharine Brubaker was born 1844, Page County, Virginia; died Bef 1879.
    6. Abraham Daniel Brubaker was born 20 May 1847, Page County, Virginia; died 8 Jan 1903, Page County, Virginia.

    Daniel married Mary C. Thomas 10 Aug 1858, Page County, Virginia. Mary (daughter of Benjamin Thomas and Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Thomas and Elizabeth) was born 1812, Madison County, Virginia; died Bef 25 Nov 1895. [Group Sheet]

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Peter Brubaker was born 15 Oct 1777, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia (son of Abraham Brubaker and Barbara Long); died 19 Sep 1816.

    Peter married Barbara Ann Kauffman 8 Apr 1811, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Barbara (daughter of David Kauffman and Dorothy Ann Strickler, daughter of David Kauffman/Coffman and Dorothy Ann Strickler) was born 9 Sep 1778, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 6 Jan 1871, Ohio. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Barbara Ann Kauffman was born 9 Sep 1778, Shenandoah County, Virginia (daughter of David Kauffman and Dorothy Ann Strickler, daughter of David Kauffman/Coffman and Dorothy Ann Strickler); died 6 Jan 1871, Ohio.


    Bk Z p. 493 4 May 1816
    Between William Welsh and Esther his wife and William Young and Molly his wife and Rachel Coffman all of the County of Licking and State of Ohio and Daniel Coffman and Mary his wife, Peter Brubaker and Barbara his wife of the County of Shenandoah to Abraham Coffman of the County of Licking ...Whereas the death of David Coffman late of county of Shenandoah there descended to the partie sof the first part the following tract of land to wit; a certain tract of land containing by estimation fifty acres with the grist mill now in the occupation of Abraham Coffman...Now this indenture for consideration of two hundred dollars ...do grant bargain and sell unto said Abraham Coffman... Witness: William Taylor and Thos. Taylor...Signed Willaim Welsh, Esther (x) Welsh, William (x) Young, Molly (x) Young, Rachel Coffman, Daniel Kaufman, Mary (x) Kaufman, Peter Brubaker, Barbary (x) Brubaker
    Recorded 8 Feb 1820

    Bk Z p 495 Jan. 1816 Barbara Brubaker the wife of Peter Burbaker and Mary Coffman the wife of Daniel Coffman released dower right to above land...signed Abraham Strickler and Isaac Strickler

    1. Gideon C. Brubaker was born 28 Aug 1807, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 13 Jan 1890, Page County, Virginia.
    2. 1. Daniel C. Brubaker was born 5 Sep 1809, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 19 Dec 1880, Page County, Virginia.
    3. Abraham P. Brubaker was born 11 Aug 1811; died 10 Apr 1900.
    4. Dorothy Brubaker was born 10 Jul 1813, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 24 Mar 1846, Page County, Virginia.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Abraham Brubaker was born 1723, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (son of Hans John Brubaker and Anna); died 1804, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia.


    Occupation: Plantation Owner
    Abraham Brubaker, pioneer came to the Valley from Pennsylvania in 1733.

    Abraham and Barbara Long Brubaker lived near Luray. Their house was burned in an IIndian Attack of 1758.

    Hans third son was Abraham. Hans had purchased two tracts of land containing 500 acres in 1735 located Near Luray, Virginia. Abraham purchased this land from his father and probably was married and living in Virginia before his father died. (taken from Brubaker and Their Lands by Landis H. Brubaker)

    Abraham and his wife Barbara BOUGHT the town of Woodstock from the heirs of Jacob Miller. This has brought on a lot of confusion for Brubaker researchers. Some find it difficult to distinguish if his wife was Barbara Miller or Barbara Long. At this time I chose to believe that is Barbara Long.
    Abraham was one of the original colonist into Massanutten Colony in now what is called Page Co., Virginia, along with his wives father Paul Long.

    On April 20, 1774, Abraham Brubaker was granted to the Vestry on Beckford Parish two adjoining lots in the Town of Woodstock, each lot contain one half acre of land, for the purpose of building and supporting a church for public worship, a church yard, and a place of burial of the dead. On one of these lots in the center of the town was erected a log church, and in this building Mr. Mahlenberg officiated. (Taken from the Archives of theEspiscopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia)

    Will of Abraham Brubaker, Sr of Shenandoah County (near Luray), Va transcribed by Doreen Nagy Brubaker
    In the name of God Amen. I Abraham Brubaker Senior of the county of Shenandoah County and state of Virginia, farmer, being in good state of health and perfect mind and memory, thank be to God, calling to mind the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner.
    1stly. I recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it, and my body to the earth from which it was taken. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the manner following, viz.
    2ndly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Barbara the full third part of my estate in the personal, and also a full part of all the home plantation during her natural life for her support.
    3rdly. It is also my will that all my just debts shall be paid out of my estate first.
    4thly. I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham the plantation where he now lives on adjoining the town of Woodstock for the just sum of five hundred pounds Virginia currency, to have and to hold for the use of himself his heirs and assigns forever.
    5thly. I give and bequeath unto my son John the home plantation where I now and him now live on for the just sum of nine hundred pounds Virginia currency, to have and to hold for the use of himself his heirs as assigns forever, excepting four acres of meadow ground which I promised to my son in law Abraham Strickler for the just sum of thirty two pounds Virginia currency to be paid unto my son John, adjoin Isaac Strickler's meadow on the road between them both against the hillside which said Abraham is to keep under a good fence all around on him own expense to have and to hold for the use of himself and his heirs, (provided always, and with this exception) that himself nor his heirs shall not have power to bargain, sell, leave nor dispose of it no other way than to my son John his heirs or successors and that if the said Abraham should sell his own plantation where he now lives he shall sell the said four acres back again unto the old tract which my son John holds to him or his successors for the just sum of thirty two pounds and no more.
    6thly. I give and bequeath unto my son Peter that plantation adjoining of my old place which I purchased of Samuel Stover for the just sum of six hundred pounds Virginia currency, to have and to hold for the use of himself his heirs or assigns forever, provided always that if my son John and Peter should have a desire to build any mill works that may do it jointly, or if not jointly the one shall give the other privilege to the water and land by paying him damages if any there be
    7thly. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Barbara's heirs the mill and plantation below the town of Woodstock for the just sum of three hundred pounds Virginia currency, and that to be their whole portion if one part is the division comes more than that sum, but if it doth not amount to that sum they are to pay out to make them all equal in the legacy, to have and to hold for themselves their heirs and assigns forever.
    8thly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the several tracts of land lying in the county of Rockingham called Black Horse Spring and that which I hold adjoining of it. Adjoining Locosts land for the sum of three hundred pounds Virginia currency, to have and to hold occupy and conduct at her pleasure during her natural lifetime and after her decease to the use of her heirs and assigns forever.
    9thly. That land lying and being on the top of the Blue Ridge in the County of Culpeper I order my executors to sell it and execute a title for it and apply the money to my estate, and my sons John and Peter are to have the refusal of it if they will.
    10thly. And it is further my last will and testament that after all my just debts being first paid and the remaining sum of the above said lands and all which is justly due me on executions, judgement, bonds, bills, notes, or book accounts, together with all that any of my children has had in goods and chattels money let have or lent in whatever way or shape it may be justly belonging to my estate shall all be put together in hotch pot or in one sum and then equally divided between my ten children by name, ABRAHAM, JOHN, and PETER my sons, and SUSANA, BARBARA, CHATARINA, CHRISTINA, ANNA, MARIA, and ELIZABETH, my daughters, and then those that have over their portion shall pay to them that lack until they are all equal in legacy.
    11thly. And it is further my last will and testament that for reasons and good cause and the more equalizing my daughters by name, Susanna, Chatarina, Christina, Anna and Maria, which have not any real estate or land property as yet, I give and bequeath unto them five in addition to their above legacy the whole income or quit rents of the town of Woodstock to have and to hold for the use of themselves their heirs or assigns forever, and do hereby appoint and empower my son Abraham and my sons in law Isaac Strickler and John Roads to collect the said quit rents and divide them equally between the said five daughters yearly.
    12thly. I also give and bequeath unto the above named five daughters the lands which I hold in the western county by two deeds lying and being on the Ohio waters containing thirteen hundred and seventy odd acres, and devise it in a manner following, viz. It is to be divided and numbered into five plantations by three disinterested men of ability and judgment in that case weighing and considering the convenience and inconvenience and doing it to the best advantage upon the whole and as near equal as it can be got in value, and then separately valued by said three men and then said five daughters my personally draw, or who they may appoint to draw lots for them, and the number which they draw respectively shall be theirs to have and to hold for the use of themselves their heirs or assigns forever.
    13thly. And lastly, I constitute make and ordain my sons in law Isaac Strickler and John Roads my sole executors of this my last will and testament and do hereby utterly disallow, disannul and revoke all former testaments wills and legacies, ratifying and confirming this and no other to my last will and testament. In witness where of I have her unto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and four and in the 28th year of this commonwealt
    Scrawled, illegible signature of
    Abraham Brubaker X his mark and seal

    His will was proved Monday the 11th day of December 1804 in the county of Shenandoah.-- Written on the outside of will: Abraham Brubaker , Sen: Last Will and Testament Dec 1804 probed by Levi Keeran and the affirmation of Samuel Strickler and to be recorded and on motion John Roads private grantee, giving bond and security. Isaac Strickler the other executor refusing to qualify. Bonded Will Book F Page 265

    Deceased, Court 1804, F-513, Examined
    (Transcribed by Doreen Nagy Brubaker, July 28, 2000. Spelling corrected for clarity.)

    Pursuant to an order of the county court of Shenandoah, dated December Court, 1804, to us directed, we the subscribers have appraised the estate of Abraham Brubaker, deceased, as follows:

    L. S. D.
    To 1 pair of stretchers, 8/1. . .1 old plough irons, 15/0
    1 old mattock, 5/1 1 8 2
    " Scythe cutting knives, 1/6 . .1 turnip chopper, 1/0 0 2 6
    " 1 box of other old iron, 2/0 . . 1 old jack of turnip chopper, 2/1 0 4 1
    " 1 barrel, 2/0 . 1 double barrel, 3/0 . 1 barrel in the cellar, 4/0 0 9 0
    " 1 iron pot in the cellar, 3/6 . . 1 large meat trough, 7/0 0 10 6
    " 1 barrel, 4/1 . . 1 copper kettle, L8.1.0 . .1 large tub, 15/0 9 0 1
    " 1 old still, L10.0.0 . 2 iron wedges, 6/0 . 1 small stove, L2.0.6 12 6 6
    " 1 round stove, L1.6.0 . . 1 pair of old, small mill stones, 6/0 1 12 0
    " 1 iron teeth harrow, 17/0 . .1 large Bible, L2.0.6 2 17 6
    " 3 books, 3/0 . . 3 books again, 2/0 . .2 books, 1/6 0 6 6
    " 1 kitchen dresser, 6/6 . .1 milk dresser, 1/6 0 8 0
    " 1 pair of stillyards, 6/6 0 6 6
    No. To William Steinburgen: note Bearing Date, 1st May 1803
    1st Sum, L100.0.0 . .interest thereon till 20th March 1805
    1 year & 10 2/3 months 111 6 8
    2nd To Taverner Beale: note Bearing Date, 11th May 1796

    Sum L33.17.3 . .interest till 20th March 1805

    8 years & 10 1/4 months at 5% 49 10 7 1/2
    3rd To John Griffith: note Bearing Date. 6th Sept. 1797 16 0 0
    4th " Samuel Strothers: Ditto . . . . . 31st March 1803 16 8 4
    5th " Stephen & William Dod: Ditto . . 22nd Oct. 1799 6 0 0
    6th " Samuel Young: Ditto . . . . . . 23rd July 1804 5 6 0
    7th " Joseph Jones: Ditto . . . . . . . 2nd Nov. 1799 2 15 6
    8th " Joseph Dod: Ditto . . . . . . . . 23rd June 1800 6 0 0
    9th " John Keffer: Note ditto
    in the room on another one, lost or mislaid 15 5 6
    10th " John Meal: Note Bearing Date . . .1st Dec. 1804 13 0 0
    11th " Henry Widick: Ditto . . . . . . 9th Nov. 1790 22 18 0
    12th " William Mordock & Samuel Burner in the room of
    another . . .bearing Date 9 5 0
    12th " 2 time To Christian Ferrer obligation Bearing Date 1805 30 6 0
    Notes uncertain whether they may be recovered or not
    13th " Michael Elshite: note Bearing Date, 15th Feb. 1796 7 12 0
    14th " Peter Elshite: Ditto . . . . . . . 3rd Nov. 1796 5 7 9
    15th " Aaron Gains: Ditto . . . . . . . . .11th May 1804 67 3 10
    16th " Ambrose Atkins: Ditto . . . . . . .22nd Feb. 1804 2 17 6
    17th " David Coffman: Ditto . . . . . . 21st April 1787
    with a settlement on it Nov. 1801, Balance Due Brubaker 13 9 11
    Carried Over L430 3 11 1/2
    Brought over the amount L430 3 11 1/2
    18th Peter Athen's note Bearing Date . . 2nd June 1800 3 15 4
    Notes & Bonds yet more doubtful whether or not there
    can ever be any part of them recovered
    19th To Adam Baker: note Bearing Date . . . . 7th Aug. 1794 bal 1 6 0
    20th " George Leare & John Harvest:Ditto . . 15th May 1786 3 6 10
    21st " Briscoe Branson: Ditto . . . . . . . 2nd July 1799 bal 4 6 9
    22nd " Ditto . . . . . .Ditto . . . . . . . .5th May 1801 2 8 0
    23rd " Thomas & Robert Slaughter:Ditto . . . 13th Nov. 1777 bal 5 19 2
    24th " proved a/c against Jacob Hollman . . .16 Aug. 1790 1 8 8
    25th " Charles Gordan: note Ditto . . . . . . 2nd July 1791 3 0 0
    26th (scratched out)
    27th " Christopher Bless: note Ditto . . . . .11th Nov. 1799 4 19 0
    28th " Christopher Barlrabile: Ditto . . . . .29th April 1800 3 13 0
    29th " Isaac Jackson: Bond Ditto . . . . . . .7th Sept. 1779 301 10 0
    30th " Ditto . .Ditto . .Ditto . . . . . . . .13th July 1780 177 12 0
    31st " Richard Cain: note Ditto . . . . . . . 16th Nov. 1784 1 13 0
    32nd " Jacob Young: Ditto . . . . . . . . . . 7th Jan. 1773 4 0 0
    33rd " George Heiyns: Ditto . . . . . . . . . 18th June 1799 1 2 6
    34th " George Hines: supposed to the same person, 20th Ap. 1799 1 10 0
    Woodstock notes
    35th " Elizabeth Hummels: note Bearing Date . . June 1782 4 10 0
    36th " Ann Huffman: Ditto . . . . . . . . . . 12th June 1782 6 0 7
    37th " Elizabeth Grim: Ditto . . . . . . . . .2nd June 1780 2 15 0
    38th " Antony Nisely: Ditto . . . . . . . . . 1st April 1783 3 0 0
    39th " William Price: Ditto . . . . . . . . . 3rd June 1782 5 10 0
    40th " John Brown: Ditto . . . . . . . . . . .July 1782 3 19 0
    41st " Nickles Albert: Ditto . . . . . . . . .5th Aug. 1788 3 0 0
    42nd " One No. 630 Woodstock Lutheran Church Lottery Ticket
    43rd " One No. 631 Woodstock Lutheran Church Lottery Ticket L980 8 9 1/2
    Abraham Harshberger
    Christian Allbrite Appraisors
    Thomas Nauman
    British Monetary Units/Terms
    1 pound = 1 pound sterling
    1 pound = 20 shillings = 240 pence (pennies)
    1 shilling = 12 pence

    (Examples from appraisal of monetary listings)
    8/1 = 8 shillings/1 pence L8.1.0 = 8 pounds/1 shilling/0 pence

    Definition of Artifacts

    Mattock: a tool with a flat blade fixed at a right angle on one side and an axlike blade on the other used for digging
    Stillyard: lever balance used for weighing
    Kitchen dresser: a cabinet with solid doors in the lower portion and glass in the upper portion
    Milk dresser: a set of small white opaque glass bottles and a matching tray

    Abraham married Barbara Long 1758. Barbara (daughter of Paul Long and Barbara Miller) was born Zweibrucken, Pulatinite, Germany. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Barbara Long was born Zweibrucken, Pulatinite, Germany (daughter of Paul Long and Barbara Miller).


    Barbara Long, daughter of Paul Long, B. 1711, D. 1759. She was the granddaughter of Philip Long B. 1678, D. 4 May, 1753. Philip lived on a farm now owned by the heirs of C.D. Price, dec'd. 7 miles S.W. of Luray. At this home is an old fort built by the first Long.

    It is said that Barbara that about dusk the day before the indian attach Mrs. Brubaker told her husband that she had seen indians emcaped on the mountain (two miles away) and that she was certain they would be attacked the next day. She begged him to take them away to a place of safety but he made light of her fears. Certain in the knowledge that a raid was in the offing, she went about her work the next day with a watchful eye in that direction and her infant in her arms. When the first screams from the Stone house rent the air, the Brubakers fled for their lives and crossed the river to safety. The Indians plundered and set fire to the Brubaker home.

    1. Susannah Brubaker was born Between Jun and 15 Jul 1758, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia; died 1805, Locust Grove, Page County, Virginia.
    2. Abraham Brubaker was born 14 Jun 1761, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia; died 1805, Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia.
    3. Barbara Brubaker was born 18 Dec 1763, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia; died 1799.
    4. Catherine Brubaker was born 31 Mar 1765, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia; died 1834, Licking County, Ohio.
    5. John Brubaker was born 22 Aug 1766, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia; died 17 Dec 1844.
    6. Christiana Brubaker was born 31 Aug 1767, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia; died Between 1840 and 25 Jan 1841.
    7. Anna Brubaker was born 7 Feb 1773, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia.
    8. Mary Brubaker was born 22 Feb 1776, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia.
    9. 2. Peter Brubaker was born 15 Oct 1777, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia; died 19 Sep 1816.
    10. Elizabeth Brubaker was born 1786.

  3. 6.  David Kauffman

    David — Dorothy Ann Strickler. [Group Sheet]

  4. 7.  Dorothy Ann Strickler
    1. 3. Barbara Ann Kauffman was born 9 Sep 1778, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 6 Jan 1871, Ohio.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Hans John Brubaker was born 1685, Ibersheim Germany (son of Hans Brubacher); died 18 Apr 1748, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


    Occupation: Farmer

    Hans John Brubaker (probably a Mennonite Came to America about 1710, on September 17, 1717 he and Christian Hershey jointly took out a warrant for 1000 acres of land situated in Hempfield township, about 3 miles west of the present Lancaster city. This portion of land was surveyed on October 14, 1717. In 1718 he and Christian Hershey divided the above tract into two equal parts by running a line east and west, Brubaker taking the southern part, on which he built the first grist and saw mill in Lancaster county.. The mill property being located on the little Conestoga Creek, at what is now called "Abbeyville" It is not certain that John Brubaker was married when he came to America, however, On May 23, 1728, John did marry his wife, Annally (maiden name is unknown), at this time he sold 150 acres, of land including the mill property, to Christian Stoneman.{taken from Biographical Annals of Lancaster Co, 1903 Vol. 1 page. 352}

    Deed Abstracts Index - Lancaster County Pennsylvania Deed Book A -K 1729-1766 reads:
    A-196 - 8-31-1750: 1 a.; Christian Stoneman, Hempfield twp. to Society of Mennonites, John Jacob brubaker & Ulrick Roadt trustees (prior property of Hans Brubaker & w. Ann to Stoneman 1729)

    Deed Abstracts indexed Lancaster County Pennsylvania Deed Book A - K 1729 -1766 reads:
    D-240 - 1-9-1755: 150 a., on Little Conestoga Creek; 3 dtrs. of Christian Stoneman, deed as in D-235 to John Stoner (prior property of Hans Brubaker and w. Ann to Christian Stoneman)

    The money for the 1000 acres --100 English pounds, or $486.50--was paid on November 6, 1717. The patent was granted on November 30, 1717. Traditions says that this Hans Brubaker was a cousin to the one who obtained the patent two days earlier for 700 acres. This tract was one and one-have miles long (east to west) and a little over one and one tenth miles wide (north to south). The following year, Hans Brubaker and Christian Hershey by common consent divided the land into two equal parts by a line through the center parallel to the northern and southern boundaries. Christian Hershey took the northern half, and Hans Brubaker, the southern half. However, no legal papers were made for the division of the land until 1729 and 1733.

    Hans Brubaker built a mill near the place where Columbia Avenue now crosses the Little Conestoga Creek. However, he later expressed the desire to sell the mill because he observed a tendency in the milling business to make a man dishonest. In those days money was scarce, and the miller took the toll, a certain percentage of the grain, for his pay for grinding the grain. This continued for many years, and the miller usually kept his share without any questions asked.

    Christian Hershey died in 1722, and left a widow named Oade, two sons and a daughter. They gave Hans Brubaker a release for his 500 acres on May 12, 1729, but it was not recorded in Lancaster until 1739. Of course, Lancaster County was not established until August 1729. The deed for the 500 acres was probably made so that Hans Brubaker could give a clear title for the Mill property. In fact, on the following day, May 13, 1729, he gave a deed for 150 acres of land which contained the mill. For these acres he received L160, ten and two-thirds times as much as he had paid for the land twelve years earlier.

    Hans Brubaker was one of six men appointed to lay out a road from the Susquehanna River to Christian Steinman Mill and from there to "Daniel Cookson's" at the head of the Pequea Creek. Hans was appointed constable on May 26, 1724 for the Donegal district and in August of 1729 for Hempfield Township. Most of his duties probably consisted of simply giving information to the sheriff about conditions and problems. Hans bought other tracts of land at other locations amounting to a total of more than 2,000 acres. Most of these tracts remained in the family after his death. The buildings at what was probably his homestead were destroyed to make way for a housing development about 1972, and no trace of them exists today.

    As late as 1732 he was still assisting the provincial authorities to maintain law and order in the county. Serving as constable had little political significance. The situations probably was that his friends in the community were he resided recognized him as a man of character and of a disposition to preserve peace in the community, and thus recommended him to be appointed by the courts both at Chester and at Postelwaites. Because of the well known attitude of Mennonites towards office - holding and participation in affairs of government in these times, the acceptance of an office by Hans Brubaker might tend to brand him as an irreligious.

    He died April 18, 1748 of an illness. Where he is buried is not known. He made a will, dated February 14, 1748, but he failed to appoint executors at that time. This he later did, and witnesses signed the document, but Hans did not sign the addition. The will was presented to the court and was placed on record. The court appointed administrators, not executors--namely Anna Brubaker, the widow; Daniel Eshelman, a neighbor; and Jacob Brubaker, his second son. At the time of his death Hans, the oldest son, was probably twenty nine years old, and the youngest child was four years old. Although Hans died in 1748 and his sons took charge of their lands deeds were not given for the different properties until 1765. This was probably done after Hans widow had died and all of the children had become of age. (taken from The Brubaker and Their Lands In East Hempfield Township, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania by Landis H. Brubaker reprint 1993)

    Hans Brubaker was born circa 1690, and left a will on 14 February 1748 at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania which reads:

    This day being the 14th day of February 1748 has John Brubaker in his Sickness ordered and caused his testament to be drawn if the Lord should call him off from this world and he should depart from his wife and children that it might be know what his Will is between his wife, the elder and the younger children. At the first he orders that his wife Annally Brubaker after his Departure Shall live on the place or plantation where he lived and died on but the land shall be and remain the portion for two of his sons. The land where she as his relict after his decease is to live on shall not be alienated whether she should after his decease marry again or not. No Body shall have power to drive her out of the house or from the place for the little children shall be brought up on the place and the land shall be valued by honest men and also all his other lands shall be reasonably valued and justly be divided amongst his heirs that all his children concerning their fatherly estate shall have equal shares and none shall have any preference before the other and the eldest shall not have a greater share than the youngest. Also all the moveables shall likewise only be divided and as it is mentioned above that their mother shall live on the half share in the plantation and bring up the little children on it. The half of the land that is two hundred of the four hundred shall remain a portion to one of her children to which she will give it. The other two hundred together with the half of the plantation shall be bequeathed unto my son Jacob Brubaker and shall be duly valued and of the three hundred acres near Sebastion Ryers which are surveyed at the old Right. Hans Brubaker my eldest son shall have hundred and fifty acres the other hundred and fifty acres shall be bequeathed to one of the younger children and sons of the last wife one of her children and shall all be duly valued as above mentioned.
    Bens Hershy
    Hans Mayer
    Jacob Brubaker as witness
    John Brubaker
    Lancaster County Will Book Y Vol 2. page 21
    (Joanne K. Hoover, "Elizabeth Township Kinsmen and some of their descendant from the time of Settlement", Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (January 1987: page 16.)

    Hans married Anna Bef 1719. died Abt 1729, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Anna died Abt 1729, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    1. John E. Brubaker was born 9 Sep 1719, Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Virginia; died 9 Apr 1804, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    2. Jacob Brubaker was born 1721, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 29 Jan 1779, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    3. 4. Abraham Brubaker was born 1723, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 1804, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia.
    4. Peter Brubaker was born 15 Sep 1725, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 15 Jul 1811, Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    5. Joseph Brubaker was born 1727, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 1806, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
    6. Henry Brubaker was born 1729, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; died 1820, Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

  3. 10.  Paul Long was born 1711, Germany (son of Philip Long and Katherine); died 4 Apr 1759, Frederick Co., Virginia.


    Paul Long built a cellar fort about two miles from his fathers fort on the west side of the South Fork. (Page County now).

    Paul married Barbara Miller 29 Sep 1738, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Barbara (daughter of Jacob Miller) was born 29 Sep 1708; died 11 Feb 1778. [Group Sheet]

  4. 11.  Barbara Miller was born 29 Sep 1708 (daughter of Jacob Miller); died 11 Feb 1778.
    1. 5. Barbara Long was born Zweibrucken, Pulatinite, Germany.
    2. Phillip Long was born 18 Dec 1742, Shenandoah Co., Virginia; died 5 Feb 1826, Shenandoah Co., Virginia.