Abraham Brubaker

Male 1723 - 1804


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  • Name  Abraham Brubaker 
    Born  1723  Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1804  Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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


      APPRAISEMENT FOR ESTATE OF ABRAHAM BRUBAKER, SR.
      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:
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      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
      No.
      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
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      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

    Person ID  I0120  Brubaker
    Last Modified  16 Sep 2006 

    Father  Hans John Brubaker,   b. 1685, Ibersheim Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1748, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna,   d. Abt 1729, Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1719 
    Family ID  F0034  Group Sheet

    Family  Barbara Long,   b. Zweibrucken, Pulatinite, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1758 
    Children 
    >1. Susannah Brubaker,   b. Between Jun and 15 Jul 1758, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Locust Grove, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Abraham Brubaker,   b. 14 Jun 1761, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Barbara Brubaker,   b. 18 Dec 1763, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799
     4. Catherine Brubaker,   b. 31 Mar 1765, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, Licking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. John Brubaker,   b. 22 Aug 1766, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1844
    >6. Christiana Brubaker,   b. 31 Aug 1767, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1840 and 25 Jan 1841
     7. Anna Brubaker,   b. 7 Feb 1773, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Mary Brubaker,   b. 22 Feb 1776, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Peter Brubaker,   b. 15 Oct 1777, Near Luray, Page County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1816
     10. Elizabeth Brubaker,   b. 1786
    Family ID  F0030  Group Sheet