George Brock and Gottlieb Zink
by Jeffrey La Favre email@example.com
1. Gottlieb Zink
An important study of Gottlieb Zink
Check the link below for a very informative study of Gottlieb Zink.
http://www.donnneal.com/zink-funkhouser.html (unfortunately, this link is no longer good)
Here is another page which covers possible ancestors in Europe
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troutt/~troutt/Miscellaneous/zink.htm(unfortunately this link is no longer good)
Brock - Brack line
Information in this section is from the book by Robert Brock7 unless noted otherwise.
1. Heini Brack born ABT 1578 in Switzerland; likely died in
or near the village of Boezen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland. The name Heini
is believed to be the Swiss version of the German name Heinrich.
2. Caspar Brack born ABT 1612, Boezen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland;
likely died in or near Boezen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland.
3. Hanss Conrad Brack born 7 Jul 1650 Boezen, Kanton Aargau,
Switzerland; likely died Odenbach, Commune of Meisenheim, Zweibreucken,
4. John Michael Brock [Hanss Michel Brack] born 8 Apr 1687, village of Odenbach, Commune of Meisenheim, Zweibreucken, Germany. Died before Feb 1752, at Brock's Gap (present-day Rockingham Co., VA).
First marriage ABT 1707, Odenbach, Commune of Meisenheim, Zweibreucken,
Germany to Anna Maria [maiden surname unknown]
Second marriage 3 Jan 1717, West Camp Lutheran Church, Hudson
River, New York to Anna Maria Schley (daughter of Johann Peter
Hans Michall Brack was naturalized 22 Nov 1715, City Hall, Albany, NY. On 26 Aug 1724, Hanss Michel Brack decided not to continue living at Livingston Manor on the Hudson River. This is the last record found relating to Hanss Michel in New York. He eventually found his way to Virginia, where he was recorded as a member of Augusta County Militia of 1742, Company No. 6 under Capt. James Gill. No records have been found that establish his whereabouts between 1724 and and 1742.
Jost Hite was also in the fifth party of Palatines to America, but was
not on the same ship as Hanss Michel Brack. However, Hite did live in
the Hunter Camps and it is quite likely that he would have met Hanss Michel
during their stay there. Jost Hite left New York about 1714, lived in
Pennsylvania until about 1732 and then moved to the Shenandoah Valley
of Virginia. He was instrumental in encouraging settlement of the valley
and Hanss Michel may have followed Hite to the valley. While no records
of Hanss Michel are known in Pennsylvania, it is possible he lived near
Jost Hite in the colony.
Caspar Brack (born ABT 1612) was the grandfather of John Michael Brock and Rudolph Brock, son of Caspar Brack born 22 Nov 1646. First cousins John Michael and Rudolph were early pioneers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. John Michael owned property at Brock's Gap, VA and his son Henry owned a tract that adjoined Rudolph's on Holmans Creek (at Forestville, present-day Shenandoah Co., VA).
John Michael Brock's [Hanss Michel Brack] arrival in the Shenandoah Valley most likely occurred sometime between 1734 and 1740. He settled at Brock's Gap (present-day Rockingham Co., VA) where he obtained a grant 15 Mar 1744 for 400 acres. The tract of 400 acres was sold to Jacob Bare in 1752 through a series of four indentures. In the first two indentures the property was jointly sold by Christian and Christianah Funkousa and Henry and Mary Brock. There is no known record of John Michael Brock transferring the land to another person and it seems likely that the property was transferred to his heirs upon his death. Henry Brock was his son, who could have inherited the land. Partial ownership of the property by Christian and Christianah is not clear. Christianah was the daughter of Rudolph Brock, John Michael's first cousin. Perhaps Christian was in the process of purchasing part of the land when John Michael died. The third and fourth indentures involved the sale of the same property by Opaltis Brock. This may have been necessary because Opaltis Brock was another son of John Michael, who had a legal stake in the property as an heir. No record has been found for the death of John Michael Brock. Based on the sale of his property, with the first indenture bearing the date of 3 February 1752, it is assumed that he died before February 1752.
John Michael Brock, his son Henry [Heinrich], and John's first cousin
Rudolph Brock were early settlers of the Shenandoah Valley, as documented
by land records. The Brocks of the area descended from these individuals.
In addition, there was another Brock line, starting with "Little
John", who may have been related to John Michael Brock. Oral traditions
tell of a young boy found alone in Brock's Gap who was adopted by a Mr.
Lokey, who lived near Lacey Spring. When he was found, all he could say
was "Brock" and Lokey gave him this surname. Little John's gravestone
lists his birth date as 25 Jun 1753. The basis for this date is not known.
Perhaps Mr. Lokey was a family friend of the Brocks, and had knowledge
of the birth date. John Palsor Opaltis Brock is believed to be killed
24 APR 1758 during an Indian raid at Brock's Gap. He may have been the
father of Little John.
5. Henry Brock [Heinrich Brack] born ABT 1725 in USA. Died 11
6. George Brock
The Last Will & Testament of Gottlieb Zink of Washington County, Virginia2
In the name of God, Amen. I, Gottlieb Zink of Washington County, Virginia, being old but thanks be to God of sound mind and memory and having taken into consideration the mortality of mankind, make herewith my last will and testament as followeth, principally, I recommend my soul into the hands of my Creator, to be in mercy recorded thru the merits of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and my body I give unto the earth to be buried in a Christian manner and in full hopes of joyful resurrection. And touching my worldly estate where with it pleased God to help me with, I give and bequeath as herewith following: 1st - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Rosanna, the mare which she brot to me or the worth thereof, together with all her clothes and what belongs to the covering of her body; and also as long as she does remain my widow, she shall have the seat in the house we at present live together in, with all the rent-charge which my son, Daniel, was held to give unto my first wife (his mother) in a written contract between me and him. Further my said beloved wife, Rosanna, shall have a right to my bed and all my kitchen and household furniture and all my personal estate for her use as long as she lives or remains my widow and all this as hereinafter shall be ordained.
I give and bequeath unto my loving son, Daniel, the plantation on which I now live with all its appertenances to have and to hold unto him, his heirs and assigns, with this express reserve that my widow, Rosanna, shall have the same liberties and privileges thereon, as his Mother might have had according to our said written contract. And should my said widow, Rosanna, choose to remove from her said seat, the four impartial men chosen by both parties are to access and confirm what shall be paid unto her yearly, in quarterly or half yearly payments in cash -- as long as she shall remain my widow. And furthermore my son, Daniel, shall pay unto my other children, namely; Peter Zink, Jacob Zink, and my daughters, Catherine Brock, Elizabeth Weaver and Fronica Rush or their heirs, the consideration money mentioned in our said written contract and no more.
In witness where of I have here unto set my hand the 26th day of December 1801. Witnesses, Nathaniel Lewis, Jacob Cole, Benjamin Spyker.
At a court held for Washington County, Virginia, 12-21-1802. Daniel Zink, Administrator and on his bond, David and Robert Craig -- security $2000.
David Campbell, Dept. Clerk.
Will written in German, translated by Benjamin Spyker and Michael Shugart, appointed by Court. Will proven by oaths of Nathaniel Lewis, Jacob Cole, Benjamin Spyker, the subscribing witnesses. [Benjamin Spyker was a neighbor of Gottlieb Zink. He owned the 200-acre adjoining tract to the east, originally granted by the state of Virginia to Henry McMillian]
Written contract referred to, never located, perhaps burned by the fire which destroyed the first Abingdon, Virginia Court House (Washington County, Virginia).
At a court held for Washington county the 21st day of December 1802.
The Last Will and Testament of Godlieb Zink deceased in the German Language was exhibited into court and proven by the oaths of Nathaniel Lewis, Jacob Cole and Benjamin Spyker they subscribing witness thereto It is therefore ordered that Benjamin Spyker and Michael Shugart be approved to translate the same into the English language and return the same one oath to the court which being done accordingly It is ordered that the same be recorded and on the motion of Rosanna Sink the widow and Daniel Sink the son of the deceased who claimed the administration of the said estate and having entered into and acknowledged their ___ with David Craig and Robert Craig their securities in the amount of two thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and having taken the oath prescribed by law a certificate is therefore granted there fore the administration of the estate of the said Godlieb Sink deceased with the Will answered in due form.
Rev. Jacob Zink2
"History of the Lutheran Church in Virginia", published in 1930.
Rev. Paul Henkel in 1782, went to preach to the German people who lived on Stoney Creek, Shenandoah County, Virginia, and he began at the homes of JACOB AND PETER ZINK who befriended him on his first visit to the territory.
The first Lutheran workers in Tenn. were three school teachers and one of them was JACOB ZINK. They began their work about 1795 but Zink and his family had gone there previously. Zion Lutheran Church, 8 mi. west of Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tenn. was organized by Chas. Z. H. Smidt before 1811 and JACOB ZINK was second pastor.
Solomons Church, ten miles south of Greenville, Green Co., Tenn., probably organized 1797, one of the early pastors was REV. JACOB ZINK.
Sugar Grove Lutheran Church, in Washington Co., VA, first known as Rich Valley Church was organized by REV. JACOB ZINK.
The following information was secured by Rev. F. M. Herr, Pastor of Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., through N. C. and Tenn., Synods.
"JACOB ZINK, a Lutheran minister was at one time a pastor of Zion and Immanuel churches in Sullivan Co., Tenn. He was first licensed to preach by the N. C. Synod at the Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., Tenn., 19 Oct., 1814. He served churches in Washington Co., Va., and Sullivan Co., Tenn., from the time he was made licentiate until he was ordained a pastor - about six years.
REV. JACOB ZINK was ordained by Tenn. Synod at the time of its organization, July 18, 1820 at Solomon church, Green Co., Tenn., and thus he became a charter member.
Soon after his ordination he was sent by the Synod as a missionary into Ky., La., and Ind.
A report of this work appears on page 51 of History of Tennessee Synod, and also the minutes of the third session of Synod held at St. James Church, Green CO, Tenn. He did not attend the session, because too far away. He died sometime in 1829."
Rowan Co., N. C. was made a County in 1750, embraced the western part of N. C., the principal part of Tenn., thirty counties of Miss. and extended to the Mississippi River.
In "Annals of Southwest Virginia," by Lewis Preston Summers, pages 1270-1271 are many marriages by Rev. Jacob Zink and some given as Rev. Jacob Sink, in Washington County, Va., from 1792 to 1798.
end of material from The Zink Families in America
There is extensive information on Rev. Jacob Zink at http://www.donnneal.com/zink-ring.html (unfortunately this link is no longer good)
Pages 210 and 211
GEORGE BROCK, SR.
The six children of George Brock and Catherine Zink (daughter of Gottlieb Zink) were:
George Brock was a German living on the Holstein River in Virginia, migrated to Kentucky, coming into Indiana 3 or 4 years later, probably around 1810. He lived and died on the land he entered immediately north of Salem. He and his wife, Polly Zink, are buried there on a small knoll to the right of the Salem Millport road. Not even a rough stone marks the spot.
NOTE: Although two sources indicate George Brock, Sr. died in 1839, he had prepared his will April 27, 1828; it was probated February 12, 1839. There is no wife mentioned; Catherine Polly Zink, born March 27, 1758 in Philadelphia, Pa., died prior to 1824 in Washington County. George married second Julia Ann Bruner May 28, 1824.
Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Indiana (1949) with supplement (1959), compiled by Margaret R. Waters, with an added table of contents, two volumes in one, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1970. (provided by Mike La Favre)
The source of this information is not certain but may be page 17 of the supplement (1959) of the above reference. (provided by Mike La Favre)
A Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 1. Commemoration of the United States of America Bicentennial July 4, 1976. Editors Mrs. James Margedant, Mrs. William Bender, Mrs. Arla Bruce, Mrs. Charles Jaminson, Mrs. Zella Davidson, Mrs. Kenneth Lundquist, Mrs. Glenn H. Breen, Mrs. Joseph Eskridge, Mrs. Robert Leach.
Pages 76 and 77
Brock, George, b. Aug. 1762, Shenandoah Co., Va., d. 12 Feb. 1839, Washington Co., Indiana, m. Catherine Zink, b. 27 March 1758, Philadelphia, Pa., d. before 1824, Washington Co., Indiana. SERVICE: Brock, George. Drafted as Militia man, Sept. 1779, Soldier, Shenandoah Co., Va for a term of 2 months and served as a soldier for said time in the Company of Capt. George Rinker in the Reg. commanded by Col. Jacob Rinker. Between that time and the summer of 1782, he performed 4 other tours of duty in the Militia, 3 of which were for 2 months each and performed by him as a private drafted militia man in the same company of Capt. George Rinker, Col. Jacob Rinker. That the other tour of service he performed as a volunteer for 3 months, as a private in the Company of Capt. Sharp, under the command of Col. Booth, Major Welch. DAR No. 500086. Marched to Richmond, traversed the country between there and the seashore; stationed on the James River and on the Chickahomine, marched through a portion of North Carolina. Was in many skirmishes; At Battle of Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered where his service consisted in guarding prisoners taken on the surrender of Cornwallis at the barracks near Winchester. CHILDREN: George, Jr., m. Polly ?; Barbara, b. 1785, m. Adam Barnett; Catherine, m. Frederick Nightever (or Neideffer); Molly or Mary, m. Abraham Lefevers; Susan, m. (1) John Ard, (2) Henry Fittz or Fultz; Elizabeth, m. John Tindall. DESCENDANT: JARVIS, Mildred Barnett (Mrs. Albert E. Jarvis) No. 592062.
Properties owned by Brocks and the Zinks in Shenandoah County, Virginia
Tract maps for one area of the county are now complete (McNishes Run and Toms Brook). This area includes a tract where Gottlieb Zink probably lived when he first arrived in the county (then Frederick or Augusta County).
CLICK HERE to examine tract maps for McNishes Run and Toms Brook.
CLICK HERE to examine tract maps for Stony Creek
Properties on Holmans [Holemans] Creek - all three adjoining
1. 268 acres owned by Henry Brock
268 acres on a branch of Holeman's Creek owned by Henry Brock
March 17, 1752 Fairfax grant to Henry Brock. This Henry was the father of George Brock (born Aug 1762), who later owned land on Beaver Creek in Washington County, VA (see further below). Warrant for the tract was dated 21 Jul 1749 and was surveyed 21 Oct 17498
224 acres 20 perches joining on Mary Hill (widow) and Peter Courtner on Holemans Creek owned by George Brock
February 29, 1749 Fairfax grant to George Brock. This George Brock was not the son of Henry Brock who owned the adjoining 268 acres. This George's father was Rudolph [Rudell, Rudal, Rudy] Brock, who was a first cousin of John Michael Brock, Henry's father. Rudolph Brock occupied this land prior to his son's ownership. "George Brach, assingee of Rudell Brach, 31 May 1749 [date of warrant] - 22 June 1749 [date of survey]; 224 a. 20 perches on Holemans Crk.; adj.[adjacent] Mary Hill, widow, Peter Courtne(?) on Holemans Crk. where the said George Brach's father formerly lived. From verso of survey - George Brach, son of Rudell Brach, dec'd."8 George Brock was a minor when his father, Rudolph, died (will probated in Augusta County Court February 15, 17487). Daniel Holdman and Peter Gortner were appointed guardians of Rudolph's children Julian, George and Elsye.9 These facts may explain why the land was granted prior to the warrant and survey.
444 acres on Holemans Creek owned by Christian Funkhowser [Funkhouser]
March 2, 1752 Fairfax grant to Christian Funkhowser. "Christian Funkhouser, 21 July 1749 [date of warrant] - 1 Nov. 1749 [date of survey]; 444 a. on Holemans Crk. Where he lives between Rudy Brack & Henry Brack. From plat - Geo: Brock, the son of Rudy Brock dec'd."8 In Rudolph Brock's will he lists a daughter Christina Funkhauser. Christina was the wife of Christian, who owned this tract. We find a later connection of this Christian to the Brock and Zink families in Washington County, VA. Christian Funkhouser apparently went to the Yadkin River Valley of North Carolina about 1756 and then to southwest Virginia in 1772, where his name became anglicized to Christopher Funkhouser13. Christopher was granted two tracts (160 and 100 acres) on Beaver Creek in Washington County, VA. These tracts were passed on to John Funkhouser and then to Gottlieb Zink (see more about these tracts further below).
Properties on Stony Creek - all three adjoining
1. 294 acres owned by Cudlep Sink [Gottlieb Zink]
294 acres on both sides of Stony Creek and adjoining Daniel Stout owned by Gottlieb Zink
July 12, 1766 Fairfax grant to Cudlep Sink."Cudlip Sink, assignee (1766) of Martin Roller, late of Pensilvania; no wart [warrant], survd [surveyed] 22 Dec. 1752; 294 a. on Stoney Crk. including his plantation; adj. [adjacent] Daniel Stout."10 This tract was located on the west side of Three Mile Mountain, where Stony Creek makes a sharp turn to the north as it flows toward the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The southern border of the tract ran close to Stony Creek (portion of the creek that flows east, just prior to the turn toward the north). The southern border of the tract included a point where Ryans Run [Riles Run] empties into Stony Creek.
July 28, 1790 Cutlip Sink [Gottlieb Zink] & Barbara his wife of Shenandoah County sell 294 acre tract and 114 acre tract to James Russell of Shenandoah County. Deed Book G p. 508
114 acres on Stony Creek owned by Gottlieb Zink
February 5, 1778 grant to Cudlip Sink. "Cudlip/Godlip Sinks, 7 Apr. 1774 [warrant] - 9 Apr. 1774 [survey]; 114 a. on Ryals/Ryans Run, a br. of Stony Crk.; Adj. [adjacent] his own land & Isaac Zane."11 Gottlieb's 294 acre tract was adjacent to this tract on the north side (i.e., the 114 acre tract was on the south side of Stony Creek).
260 acres on both sides of Stony Creek owned by Christian Funkhouser
August 13, 1766 Fairfax grant to Christian Funkhouser. "Christian Funkhouser, 4 Apr. 1753 [warrant] - 10 May 1753 [survey]; 260 a. on Stoney Crk. in Augusta Co.; adj. [adjacent] Adam Fox."10 This tract adjoined the western side of Gottlieb's 294 acre tract. The Christian Funkhouser who owned this tract was the son of Jacob Funkhouser Sr., who owned property on Funk's Mill Creek13. Therefore, Christian was Gottlieb's brother-in-law.
June 16, 1802 Between Jacob Funkhouser and Margaret his wife, John Freshour and Margaret his wife, Daniel Funkhouser and Mary his wife, said Jacob Funkhouser, Margaret the wife of John Freshour and Daniel Funkhouser are children and heirs of Christian Funkhouser late of Shenandoah County, deceased [to] Isaac Funkhouser son of said Christian Funkhouser, dec'd. of same County ... tract of land lying and being on both sides of Stony Creek and was granted to said Christian Funkhouser by deed under hand and seal of Thomas Lord Fairfax the 13th Aug. 1766 ... Containing two hundred and Sixty acres ... also one other tract of land near Stony Creek adjoining the first mentioned tract and was granted to said Christian Funkhouser by patent the 13th Aug. 1789 ... containing two hundred and fifty acres ... Signed: Jacob (X) Funkhouser, Margaret (X) Funkhouser, John Freshour, Margaret Freshour, Daniel Funkhouser (in German), Mary (X) Funkhouser. Witnesses: Wm. H. Dulaney, Adam Reader, Robert Gaw. Recorded: 11 Oct. 1802. Deed Book N p. 135.
Properties on Elk Lick Run and Glossips Run - all three adjoining
1. 154 acres owned by Jacob Sink
154 acres on the branches of Elk Lick Run a branch of Stoney Creek owned by Jacob Sink
August 12, 1794 grant to Gabriel Sayger. The survey for G. Sayger, done May 25, 1791, states the following: "By virtue of an entry made by Jacob Sink bearing date the 2nd day of February 1785 ... which said entry he assigned unto Gabriel Sayger. Beginning at two white oaks and two spanish oaks standing on the north side of a branch called Glossips run by a path supposed to be a small distance from Pitsenbergers line..." The survey data only mentions Glossips run, which may have been a previous name for Elk Lick Run or may be a branch of Elk Lick Run.
This tract was nearly adjacent to a tract granted to George Harrison on January 31, 1777 "on Elk Run a branch of Stony Creek." Harrison sold his 300 acre tract to Abraham Pitsberger shortly after receiving the grant (Lease, 20 March 1777, Deed Book B p. 487, Release, 21 April 1777, Deed Book B p. 488).
A 245 acre tract granted to Jacob Barb Sr. on November 12, 1805 "near Stoney Creek" was adjacent to the George Harrison 300 acre tract. The Barb tract was located on or near Barb Run. Thus, Elk run is apparently an old name for the creek Barb Run, as labeled on a modern topographic map. A map of tracts in this area is under preparation- check back later.
180 acres lying in Glossops Gap and between the Great and Little North Mountains adjoining a survey of Gabriel Seyger and Cutlip Sink owned by George Brock
June 6, 1788 grant to Jacob Freed. "By virtue of an entry and warrant obtained by George Brock from the late proprietors office N. 1212 bearing date the 15th day of August 1780 for about 400 acres of waste and ungranted land. I have surveyed for the said George Brock a tract of vacant land lying in Glossops gap and between the great and little North Mountains and in Shanandoah County. Beginning at a white oak and chesnut oak standing near the top of a hill corner to a tract of land belonging to Gabriel Sayger and Cutlip Sink...." (text of the grant)
159 acres between the Big and Little North Mountains on the head waters of Glossips Run owned by Cudlip Sink [Gottlieb Zink] and Gabriel Sagar
August 11, 1789 grant to Paul Freed. Grant lists a survey done for Gabriel Sagar and Cudlip Sink of Shenandoah County on May 8, 1778.
Property near the head waters of Stony Creek
1. 213 acres owned by Godlip Sinks [Gottlieb Zink]
213 acres including a place called Surveyor's Camp about four miles below the Head Spring of Stony Creek owned by Godlip Sinks [Gottlieb Zink]
"Evan Jones, 5 Apr. 1774 [warrant] - 18 Apr. 1774 [survey]; 213 a. of ungranted land to include a place called the Surveyor's Camp ca. 4 miles below the Head Spring of Stony Crk., a Br of the North R.[North Fork of the Shenandoah River], it being the same land which Godlip Sinks obtained a wart [warrant] for 11 Dec. 1772 & did not renew."11 There is a survey that was never acted on (i.e., not granted) adjacent to this tract. "Philip Jacob Miller (son of Jacob Miller, decd, to whom in his lifetime the wart was granted); Shenandoah; 15 Oct 1779 [warrant] - 1 Nov. 1781 [survey]; 126 a. on head of Stony Crk near boundary line of Rockingham [County]; adj. [adjacent] Godlip Sink's entry of 11 Nov. 1772. CC [chain carriers] - George Brock and Peter Sink. Surv. unsigned but directed to John Hough."12 It is interesting to note that George Brock and Peter Sink were the chain carriers for the survey of a 126 acre tract that adjoined the 213 acre tract owned by Godlip Sink [Gottlieb Zink]. It is likely that the chain carrier Peter Sink was the same as Peter Zink, Gottlieb Zink's eldest son, born about 1754 (in which case he would be about 27 years old at the time of the survey). Again it is likely that the chain carrier George Brock was the same as George Brock, Gottlieb Zink's son-in-law, who married Catherine Zink (George was born in August of 1762 and would have been 19 years old at the time of the survey).
Brock and Zink properties are currently under study. Check back later for more information.
More Tract Maps for Shenandoah County
As time permits, I will add additional tract maps for Shenandoah County.
The five tracts described below were all in the same area on the headwaters of Beaver Creek.
1. 140 acres owned by George Brock
Tracts 1 through 4 were adjacent properties. Tract 5 was separated from tract 2 by a 170-acre tract granted to Henry Grimes by the state of Virginia. CLICK HERE to examine a map of these tracts along with tracts of nearby neighbors. CLICK HERE to examine a map covering a larger area of the headwaters of Beaver Creek, containing 67 tracts.
Washington County, Virginia
140 acres on both sides of a branch of Beaver Creek owned by George Brock
June 15, 1786 John Thomas to Wm. Duckworth. 20 pounds. 140 acres lying on both sides of Beaver Creek, in Washington County. (Deed Book 1, page 36, abstracted on p. 1277, Annals of Southwest Virginia)
October 8, 1788 (Duckworth to George Brock - 140 acres)
October 10, 1805 (George Brock to Andrew Klein - 107 acres)
Summary: George Brock obtained deed to the 140 acres granted by state to John Thomas, via William Duckworth on 08 Oct 1788. George Brock sold 107 of the original 140 acres to Andrew Klein 10 Oct 1805. Note: I have not located a deed for the remaining 33 acres not sold to Andrew Klein. Perhaps it was sold after 1808 (I don't have access at the moment to deeds after 1808). It is also possible that a resurvey determined that the tract was 107 acres rather than 140.
Washington County, Virginia
190 acres on the head springs of a branch of Beaver Creek owned by Jacob Zink
June 20, 1785 400 acres granted by the state of Virginia to Jacob Fluner [Fleenor, Fleener].
April 11, 1791 Jacob Fleenor to Jacob Zink 130 pounds. 190 acres on the headwaters of Beaver Creek. (Deed Book 1, page 199, abstracted on p. 1290, Annals of Southwest Virginia)
June 2, 1804 (Jacob Zink to Andrew Klein - 100 acres)
March 18, 1805 (Jacob Zink to George Brock - 100 acres)
October 10, 1805 (George Brock to Andrew Klein - 100 acres)
Washington County, Virginia
240 acres on the headwaters of Beaver Creek owned by Peter Zink
August 16, 1792 state grants 240 acres to Jacob Taylor
July 17, 1795 John Taylor and Elizabeth his wife to Peter Zink. $500. 240 acres on the waters of Beaver Creek, a north branch of Holston River. (Deed Book 1, p. 434, abstracted on p. 1311, Annals of Southwest Virginia)
November 24, 1796 Peter Zink and Elizabeth his wife to John Rush. Consideration not stated. 90 acres on the waters of Beaver Creek. (Deed Book 1, p. 476, abstracted on p. 1319, Annals of Southwest Virginia - date actually not in abstract, but obtained from abstract of entry below [March 19, 1805])
March 19, 1805 (John Rust [Rush?] to Peter Sink [Zink] - 90 acres)
Notes on above two deeds: Fronica Rush was the sister of Peter Zink. There is a cemetery labeled "Rush Cem" on a modern topographic map that is within the bounds of a 170 acre tract owned by Henry Grimes as I have plotted it on my tract map. The location of the cemetery on the topographic map is near the tract owned by Peter Zink. Due to uncertainties in placing these old surveys, this cemetery may actually have been on the land owned by John and Fronica. In the book "High on a Windy Hill" by Catherine Sanders McConnell, this cemetery is listed as "Goodson Cemetery 104" and lists 15 individuals, 11 with the family name Goodson, Rachel Rush (no dates) and L. F. Rush., 1872 - 1934. The earliest death date of the 15 listed is 1906. Therefore, it is unlikely that John or Fronica are buried here.
See this page for map.
Note: data for sale of 240 acres by Peter Zink not available at this time. Personal Property tax lists have Peter on list in 1809 but not 1810. So sale may have been 1809 or later and I have deed books only up to 1808.
Washington County, Virginia
Two adjoining tracts totaling 260 acres on Beaver Creek owned by Gottlieb
Zink and Daniel Zink
June 20, 1785 state of Virginia grants to Christopher Funkhouser 160
acres on both sides of Beaver Creek [see Christian Funkhouser on Holmans
Creek, Shenandoah County, VA above for further information]
October 15, 1788 Christopher Funkhouser granted whole of 2 tracts unto John Funkhouser (Deed Book 3, pages 508 to 510, abstracted on p. 98 and 99 of deed book by Jack Hockett)
June 18, 1802 John Funkhouser and wife, Eleanor of Sullivan County, Tennessee to Gottlieb Zink, 200 pounds, two tracts both sides Beaver Creek, 260 acres, branch of Holston River. Adjoining: John Sharp, Henry McMullin, John Thomas, . (Deed Book 2, page 548, abstracted on p 4, The Zink Families in America by Dora Zink Kellogg and Deed Book 2, page 548 abstracted on p. 45 of deed book by Jack & Rubinette Niemann) Note: the date of June 18, 1802 may not be an accurate indication of possession of this land by Gottlieb Zink. Gottlieb shows up on the personal property tax list for Washington Co., VA in 1795, his son Jacob buys a tract near this one in 1791 and his son Peter buys another nearby tract in 1795. It is also curious that the adjoining tracts mentioned here are listed with the old owners. For example, the tract owned by John Thomas was in the possession of William Duckworth in 1786. And the tract owned by John Sharp was in the possession of Benjamin Sharp in 1794. Also, Daniel Zink, son of Gottlieb, was at the Washington County court on December 21, 1802 as the administrator of Gottlieb's will. It would seem unlikely that Gottlieb would be purchasing land 6 months prior to his death. I suspect that the date on this deed may be the result of a delayed entry of the transaction.
December 21, 1802 Daniel Zink is in court as the administrator of Gottlieb Zink's will. The will stipulates that "I give and bequeath unto my loving son, Daniel, the plantation on which I now live.."
May 1, 1805 (Daniel Zink to Jacob Shetter - 46 acres 58 poles, part of
September 10, 1806 (Daniel Zink to Peter Minick - 230 acres, 160 + 70
of the 100)
Notes about 160 acre tract: there is a cemetery labeled "Minnick Cem" on the modern topographic map that is within the bounds of the 160 acre tract as I have plotted it on my tract map. In the book "High on a Windy Hill" by Catherine Sanders McConnell, this Minnick Cemetery is listed as "Rush Cemetery 288." The book lists 19 people in the cemetery, 7 with the family name Minnick. This cemetery should not be confused with another cemetery listed in the book as "Minnick Cemetery 141", with a list of three persons, one being Henry Minnick, 1 Feb. 1773 - 1 Jul. 1849. The topographic map also has a label for the Maple Grove Church within the bounds of the 160 tract as I have plotted the tract. On a web page covering the history of this church it is stated that, "On July 26, 1841, Peter Minnick granted a certain tract of land located on Beaver Creek bearing the same description as that of the present location of Maple Grove Presbyterian Church..."
See this page for map.
Washington County Virginia, Personal Property Tax Lists, Volume 1, 1782-1786, 1788-1790, Volume 2, 1791-1799, Volume 3, 1800 - 1807, 1809-1810, abstracted by Thomas Jack Hockett, New Papyrus Publishing, Athens, Georgia, 2004 (Vol. 1), 2005 (Vol. 2 and 3)
The first column of numbers listed below is the combination of two categories: 1) number of white tithables over 21 years old (white males) and 2) number of white tithables between 16 and 21 years old (white males). "Perhaps the most valuable use of the personal property taxes as a genealogical tool is the legal connection and tax obligations between sons and fathers and/or guardians. Upon attaining the age of sixteen, a young man was eligible for militia duty, but the taxes he owed were still to be paid by his parent/guardian until he reached twenty-one or became a householder himself. Thus for five years a parent would have an extra male listed in the category 16 - 21."
1786 - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
1788 (numbers are: No. White County Levys, No. Blacks above 12,
No. horses, mules, etc. - a number of 0 for first number is understood
as one tithable)
1789 (numbers are: No. County Levies, No. Blacks above 12, No.
horses, mares, colts, & mules - a number of 0 for first number is
understood as one tithable)
1790 (numbers are: No. County Levies, No. Blacks above 12, No.
horses, mares, cattle & mules - a number of 0 for first number is
understood as one tithable)
1791 (numbers are: No. White County Levys,- a number of 0 for
first number is understood as one tithable, 1 = 2, etc.)
1792 (numbers are: No. White County Levies, No. slaves - a number
of 0 for first number is understood as one tithable)
1793 (numbers are: No. White County Leveys, No. Blacks above 12,
No. horses, mares, colts & mules - a number of 0 for first number is understood
as one tithable)
1794 (numbers are: No. of White Tithables, No. of blacks)
1795 (numbers are: No. White County Levys, No. slaves, No. horses
1796 (numbers are: No. of White Tithables, No. of blacks)
1797 (numbers are: No. of White Tithables, No. of blacks)
1798 (numbers are: No. of Co. Levys [white men], No. slaves, No.
1799 (No. of White Tithables, No. slaves 16 and above, No. slaves
under 16, No. horses)
1800 (No. of County Levys, No. slaves over 16, No. slaves under
16, No. horses)
1801 (No. of Levys, No. of Slaves)
1802 (No. of County Levys, No. of Slaves, No. of Horses)
1803 (No. of White Levys, No. of horses)
1804 (No. of County Levys, No. of Blacks over 12, No. of horses)
1805 (No. of County Levys, No. of Blacks over 12, No. of horses)
1806 (number of White Tithables listed only if other than 1)
1807 (No. of Co. Levys, No. of Blacks over 12, No. of Horses)
1809 (No. of White Tithables, No. of slaves over 16 years)
1810 Upper and Lower Districts - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Properties owned by George Brock and Zinks in Washington County, Indiana
[here we learn that George Brock who lived near his in-laws in Washington County, Virginia, continued to live near them in Washington County, Indiana]
EARLY TRACT ENTRIES
by Colleen Pennington
[document obtained from Historical Society of Washington County, Indiana]
[the title of this document indicates that these are entries, therefore, the individuals named were the first persons to legally own the tracts, i.e., they were granted the land from the government, presuming that they completed the process resulting in a grant - an entry is the second step in obtaining a grant, after obtaining a warrant - the warrant specifies the amount of land to be acquired - then the individual selects the desired land and registers this selection with the county surveyor, which is known as the entry]
George Brock [Sr.], November 27, 1811, NE quarter section 8, 2N 4 East
George Brock [Sr.], November 29, 1811, NW quarter section 8, 2N 4 East
George Brock [Sr.], February 26, 1812, SE quarter section 8, 2N 4 East
George Brock [Sr.], September 14, 1811, SW quarter section 8, 2N 4 East
[George Brock, Sr., son-in-law of Gottlieb Zink, acquired all of section 8, Township 2 North Range 4 East (640 acres or one mile square) - section 8 is the adjoining section on the north side of section 17 - section 17 contains the town of Salem, Indiana]
Peter Link, November 11, 1814, SE quarter section 12, 2N 3 East
Daniel Zink [Sr.], April 18, 1814, SE quarter section 24, 2N 3 East
Peter Zink, September 21, 1822, NE quarter section 7, 1N 4 East
Peter Zink, October 22, 1816, SW quarter section 7, 2N 4 East
1 V. Zin(c)k - Ring by Donn Neal, web page: www.donnneal.com/zink-ring.html(unfortunately this link is no longer good)
2 The Zink Families in America by Dora Zink Kellogg, Citizen Printing Co., Omaha, Nebraska, 1933, 316 pages.
3 Deed Book 3, p. 337, Washington County, VA, abstracted p. 58 in deed book by Jack Hockett, "Indenture of 19 Mar 1805 bet. John Rust [Rush] & Fronica, wife, WCV, one and Peter Sink, same, ... 90 acres, part of larger tract..which Jacob Taylor by indenture of 16 Jul 1795 granted to Peter Zink..."
6 OBITUARIES. Selected Newspapers of Washington County, Indiana. 1819 - 1899. Volume 1, A - C, Compiled and Edited by James E. Bolding [see text of this reference on this page]
7 A Brock Family History: Swiss Brack-American Brock by Robert L Brock, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1992
8 Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys Orange & Augusta Counties with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners 1730 - 1754 Volume I by Peggy Shomo Joyner, 1984.
9 Pioneers of Old Frederick County Virginia by Cecil O'Dell, 1995.
10 Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys Frederick County 1747 - 1780 Volume II by Peggy Shomo Joyner, 1984.
11 Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys Dunmore, Shenandoah, Culpeper, Prince William, Fauquier & Stafford Counties 1710 - 1780 Volume III by Peggy Shomo Joyner.
12 Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys 1653 - 1781 Volume V by Peggy Shomo Joyner, 1995.
13 From the Rhine to the Shenandoah: Eighteenth Century Swiss & German Pioneer Families in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Their European Origins (Baker, Bly, Brubeck, Dosh, Funk, Funkhouser, Keller, Orndorff, Pitman, Rosenberger, Snapp, Spiggle, Supinger, Windle) volume 1 by Daniel W. Bly. Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD 1996. 228 p.
last updated January 23, 2011