George Brock and Gottlieb Zink

1. Gottlieb Zink
m. (1) Barbara Funkhouser (2) Rosanna1
d. Washington Co., VA, where will was probated 21 Dec 18022
Barbara was the mother of the children named in Gottlieb's will: Peter, Jacob, Catherine, Elizabeth, Fronica and Daniel. There is no mention of Rosanna having children.

2. Peter Zink2
b. about 1754 in Frederick County (later Shenandoah Co.), Virginia5
m. (1) Elizabeth (2) Nelly Hicks5
d. before January 11, 1836 in Washington County, Indiana5

2. Jacob Zink (a Lutheran Minister)2
b. June 10, 1756 in Frederick County (later Shenandoah Co.), Virginia5
m. Mary Miller? or Mary Wertmiller?1
d. February 13, 1829 In Washington County, Indiana5

2. Catherine Zink, Mrs. George Brock2
b. March 27, 1758 in Frederick County (later Shenandoah Co.), Virginia5
m. George Brock5 (see Brock line below)
d. August 1823 in Washington County, Indiana5

2. Elizabeth Zink Weaver2
b. about 1761 in Frederick County (later Shenandoah Co.), Virginia5
m. John Weaver, November 17, 1785 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia5
d. after 18065

2. Fronica Zink Rush2 [or Rust]
b. about 1766 in Frederick County (later Shenandoah Co.), Virginia5
m. John Francis Rush [or Rust]3 August 22, 1788 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia5
d. January 10, 1847 in Washington County, Virginia5

2. Daniel Zink2
b. May 8, 1768 in Frederick County (later Shenandoah Co.), Virginia5
m. Elizabeth "Betsy" Shelley2, October 20 or 29, 1791, Washington Co., Virginia5
d. July 19, 1842, Edgar County, Illinois5
subsequent spouses: Jane Shields, Elizabeth Cline, Maria, Margaret Stivers5

 

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

Here is another page which covers possible ancestors in Europe

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~troutt/~troutt/Miscellaneous/zink.htm

 


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.
married ABT 1610 to Anna Kehrer born ABT 1580
Children: Caspar Brack, Elsbeth Brack born 7 Jun 1618 (Boezen), Johann Heini Brack born 30 Nov 1623 (Boezen)

2. Caspar Brack born ABT 1612, Boezen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland; likely died in or near Boezen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland.
Married 25 Nov 1633 to Margreth Sigrist, Boezen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland .
children (all born Boezen): Hans Heini Brack born Jul 1636 , Johann Brack born 18 Nov 1638 , Rudolph Brack born 15 Nov 1640, Ursela Brack born 8 Sep 1644, Caspar Brack born 22 Nov 1646, Conrad Brack born 17 Jul 1649, Hanss Conrad Brack, Hans George Brack born 3 Sep 1653, Maria Brack born 24 Feb 1656

3. Hanss Conrad Brack born 7 Jul 1650 Boezen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland; likely died Odenbach, Commune of Meisenheim, Zweibreucken, Germany
married 29 Oct 1677 to Agnes Heyel (his 2nd wife) in Odenbach, Germany
children of Hanss and Agnes (all born Odenbach): Magdalena Catharina Brack born 8 Aug 1679; Hanss Conrad Brack born 22 Jun 1683; Hanss Jacob Brack born 3 Jan 1685; Hanss Michel Brack

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]
children: Maria Catharina Brack, christened 18 APR 1715 St. Paul's Evang. Luth., West Bank Hudson River, New York.

Second marriage 3 Jan 1717, West Camp Lutheran Church, Hudson River, New York to Anna Maria Schley (daughter of Johann Peter Schley)
children: Johann Gerhard Brack born 14 Feb 1721, Hunterstown, West Bank Hudson River, NY; Nicholas Brack born before 1724; Heinrich Brack, born ABT 1725; John Palsor Opaltis Brock born before 1730


Hans Michel Prak with wife and one child were in the fifth party of Palatines from Rotterdam via England on Capt. Jan Coate's ship; probably arriving in New York mid-year 1710. John Michael Brack (believed to be the same man as Hans Michel Prak) is found on the Hunter Subsistence Lists in New York for the first time on 4 Jul 1710 with a listing of 2 persons over age 10. Therefore, it appears that the child died during or shortly after the voyage to America. Additional entries of the Hunter Subsistence Lists were as follows: 24 DEC 1711 (one person over age 10), 25 Mar 1712 (3 persons over age 10), 13 Sep 1712 (2 persons over age 10). Michael Brack and wife Anna Maria with three children were living at Hunterstown in the East Camp on the Hudson River in 1717 according to the Simmendinger Register (True & Authentic register of Persons Still Living - - - in 1709 to America by Ulrich Simmendinger, p. 12.). Records of Rev. Joshua Kocherthal of West Camp Lutheran Church list a baptism 18 APR 1715 of Maria Catharina (no birth date given), child of Michel and Anna Maria Brack. Also in the same records is a marriage on 3 Jan 1717 of Johann Michel Brack, of Klein-Odenbach, commune Meistenheim, district of Zweibreucken, and Anna Maria Schley, daughter of Johann Michel Schley, formerly a citizen of Hettenbach, Rhenish Earldom (other information indicates that Johann Schley's middle name was Peter, not Michel). The New York City Lutheran Churchbooks list a child Johann Gerhard Brack, born 14 Feb 1721 at Camp, parents Michel and Anna Maria Brack. While there are inconsistencies in the Hunter Lists, it appears that the three children (including Maria Catharina Brack) mentioned in the Simmendinger Register were children of John Michael's first wife, who came with him to America. It seems likely that Anna Maria, the first wife, died not long before 1717 when John Michael married another Anna Maria, Anna Maria Schley. And to this second union was born a child in 1721, Johann Gerhard Brack.

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 Mar 1800
first marriage ABT 1745, likely Augusta Co., VA to Maria [maiden surname unknown]
children: Henry born 1747; Rudolph born ABT 1750; Mary born ABT 1752; Catharine born ABT 1755
second marriage ABT 1758 at Forestville, VA to Magtalena [maiden surname unknown]
children: Abraham born ABT 1760, George born Aug 1762
third marriage ABT 1766 at Forestville, VA to Maria [maiden surname unknown]
children: Sarah born ABT 1768, Jacob born ABT 1771, Michael born ABT 1773, Magdalena born ABT 1775, Christina born ABT 1777, Juliana born ABT 1779, Susannah born ABT 1781, Barbara born ABT 1784, Lea born 9 Mar 1787.
All 15 children born at Forestville, VA

6. George Brock
born August 1762 Forestville, Virginia. Died Feb, 1839 in Washington County, Indiana
first marriage in Shenandoah Co., VA to Catherine Zink ABT 1780
second marriage in Washington Co., IN, to Julia Ann Bruner 28 May 1824 (Wash. Co., IN - book A, p. 114)
The children of George Brock were:

Mary Magdaline Brock (aka Molly and Polly)
b. January 17, 1780, Virginia4
d. March 3, 1844, Morgan Co., Indiana4
m. Abraham Lefever [III], August 25, 1795, Washington Co., Virginia4, minister, Jacob Zink

Elizabeth Brock
b. ABT 1783 Shenandoah Co, VA
d. before April 18284
m. ABT 1810 to John Tindell

Catherine Brock
b. 1787 likely Shenandoah CO, VA
m. Frederick Neideffer, May 31, 1808, Jefferson Co., Kentucky

Barbara Brock
b. ABT 1791 in Washington Co.,VA
d. ABT 1857 in Indiana4
m. Adam Barnett, before 18064

George Brock4
b. March 7, 1798 Washington CO, VA4
d. before 18414
m. Polly ABT 1816 Washington Co., IN

Susan Brock
b. ABT 1798 Washington CO, VA
d. before 1828 likely Salem, Washington Co., IN
m. (1) John Ard 19 Feb 1824 (Wash. Co., IN - book A, p. 110) (2) Henry Fitz 8 Feb 1827 in Washington CO, IN


 

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.

Item:

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.

Attest,

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).


Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glsasser/WILLS/GZink.htm

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


OBITUARIES
Selected Newspapers of Washington County, Indiana
1819 - 1899
Volume 1
A - C
Compiled and Edited by James E. Bolding
Prepared for the Washington County Historical Society, Salem, Indiana 1992

Pages 210 and 211

GEORGE BROCK, SR.
[History of Washington County Indiana, 1916 - 1976] - George Brock, born {August} 1762 in Virginia; died {January} 1839, Washington County, Indiana. Married Catherine "Polly" Zink. She was born March 27, 1758, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died prior to 1824 in Washington County. George married second Julia Ann Bruner. George was drafted in 1779 into the Revolutionary War from Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was a Private in the Militia, in the battle of Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered.

The six children of George Brock and Catherine Zink (daughter of Gottlieb Zink) were:

George Brock, Jr. married Polly ______

Barbara Brock (1785 - 1857) married Adam Barnett (1785 - 1856).

Catherine Brock married Frederick Neideffer.

Molly Brock married Abraham Lefevers.

Susan Brock married John Ard 19 February 1824. Susan (Brock) Ard married Henry Fitts 8 February 1827. She had at least one child by each husband for the will of George Brock, Sr. mentions "two sons of daughter Susy: George W. Ard and Jacob Fittz{s}.

Elizabeth Brock married John Tindall. Their son Samuel Tindall is also mentioned in the will of George Brock, Sr. Both Elizabeth and John Tindall are indicated as deceased.

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.

The contradictory fact is that on August 13, 1838 George Housh with John Fleenor as his security was appointed guardian of Elizabeth and George Brock minor heirs of George Brock [handwritten in my copy from county historical society here is "Jr"], late of said county dec'd.

And

December 15, 1838 - Lewis J. Reyman with John W. Reyman as his security is appointed guardian for Martin and Henry Brock minor heirs of George Brock [handwritten in here is "Jr"], dec'd [note by Jeff La Favre: in George Brock Sr. will, the children of George Brock Jr. are named as Elizabeth, George, Martin and Henry. The person who added the handwritten "Jr." as noted above apparently solved the "contradictory fact(s)" by suggesting that it was George Jr. who died prior to August 13, 1838 - I need to establish death date for George Jr. to confirm this]


 

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)

Page 21

Brock, George                                                                                                     Washington County
Born - Aug., 1762, Shenandoah Co., Vir.
Service - Drafted Sept., 1779, Shanandoah Co., Vir.; Col. Booth, Major Welsh, Capt. Sharp. Pri. Vir. Militia. In Battle of Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered.
Proof - Pens. R. 1231, Vir. Pens. appl., 1834, age 72, Washington Co., Ind., and again 1835, age 73, Washington Co.; pp. 93-96, Prob. Ct. Min. Bk. "C," Washington Co., Ind.; pp. 3-4 Kellogg, "The Zink Families in America," and DAR No. 500086.
Died - Jan., 1839. Probably buried on his farm, Washington Co., Ind.
Married - Catherine Zink, d. before 1824. Ch. George; Barbara, m. Adam Barnett; Catherine, m. Frederick Nightever; Molly, m. Abraham Lefevers; Susan, m. (1) John Ard, (2) Henry Fittz; Elizabeth, m. John Tindall
By Miss Lulu Davis, 306 South Hight St., Salem, Ind. 47167.


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)

Page 17

Brock, George                                                                                                             Washington
b. Aug. 1762, Shenandoah Co., Va; d. Jan. 1839; m. (1) mother of his chn.; m.(2) 5-28-1824, Washington Co., Ind., Julia Ann Bruner (evid. dead by 1828); chn. (from will & estate rec.): Molly m. Abraham Lefevers; Barbara m. Adam Barnett; Caty m. Frederick Nightever; George, Jr., m. Polly --- (& had Elizabeth, George, Martin, Henry); Susan m. (1) 2-19-1824, Washington Co., Ind., John Ard (& had George W. Ard), m. (2) 2-8-1827, Washington Co., Ind., Henry Fitts (& had Jacob Fitts); Elizabeth m. John Tindall (& had Samuel); other gr-chn. mentioned are: Elizabeth, Sarah, Abraham, & Susan Nightever. Will Wr. 4-27-1828, pr. 2-13-1839; guardianship rec. of the Nightever, Ard, Tindall, & George Brock, Jr.'s chn. names them as minors. At time of will, Elizabeth & John Tindall, John Ard, & Susy Ard Fitts were all dead. Sold. is given as Sr. in will & in 2nd mar., too. Pens. appl. 10-14-1834, ae. 72, Washington Co., Ind. After War, liv. Shenandoah Co., Va., 6-7 yr.; to Waters of Holston in Va., 18 yr.; to Ky. 3-4 yr.; to Washington Co., Ind. Amended appl. 6-13-1835, AE 73, Washington Co., Ind. Pens. appl. 7-16-1853 (ed. note: probably 1835 - Jeff La Favre), Washington Co., Ind., of dau., Barbara Barnett, heir of George Brock. Service: drf. Sept. 1779, Shenandoah Co., Va., Col. Booth, Maj. Welch, Capt. Sharp. REF: Pens. R.1231 Va.; Susp. Pens. List, p. 411 --- for further proof and specification; Washington Co., Ind., court rec., Prob. Rec., 1831-1842, p. 233 (et al); Prob. Bk. C, pp. 93-96; Mar. Bk. A, pp. 114, 110, 192.


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

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Properties on Holmans [Holemans] Creek - all three adjoining

1. 268 acres owned by Henry Brock
2. 224 acres 20 perches owned by George Brock
3. 444 acres owned by Christian Funkhowser [Funkhouser]

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).

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Properties on Stony Creek - all three adjoining

1. 294 acres owned by Cudlep Sink [Gottlieb Zink]
2. 114 acres owned by Cudlip Sink [Gottlieb Zink]
3. 260 acres owned by Christian Funkhouser

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.

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Properties on Elk Lick Run and Glossips Run - all three adjoining

1. 154 acres owned by Jacob Sink
2. 180 acres owned by George Brock
3. 159 acres owned by Cudlip Sink [Gottlieb Zink] and Gabriel Sagar

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.

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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).

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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.

Tract Map of Mt Jackson area


Properties owned by George Brock and the Zinks in Washington County, Virginia

The five tracts described below were all in the same area on the headwaters of Beaver Creek.

1. 140 acres owned by George Brock
2. 190 acres owned by Jacob Zink
3. 160 acres owned first by Gottlieb Zink and inherited by Daniel Zink
4. 100 acres owned first by Gottlieb Zink and inherited by Daniel Zink
5. 240 acres owned by Peter Zink

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


July 5, 1785 granted by the state of Virginia to John Thomas.

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)
Indenture of 08 Oct 1788 bet. William Duckworth, Washington County, Virginia, one & William Brack (Brock), same, other… for 40 pounds, sell, to George Brock, land in Washington County, Virginia, 140 acres, on both sides of Br Of Beaver creek, Br of Holstein river, conveyed to sd. Duckworth by deed of 15 Jun 1785 [should be 1786] & bounded… east side of SD Branch…. crossing the branch… leaving Fleeners lines… crossing said branch & passing Henry Gryms's cor.. day & year above written… /s/ William (his + mark) Duckworth. /s/ [witnesses?]Robert Preston; John Funkhouser; John Teeters. Indenture recorded at court held 18 DEC 1804 on oath of John Teator & at court 18 Mar 18067, further proven on oath of Robert Preston.. & ordered recorded… (Deed Book 3, page 462, abstracted on p. 87 of deed book by Jack Hockett)

October 10, 1805 (George Brock to Andrew Klein - 107 acres)
Indenture of 10 Oct 1805 bet. George Brock & Catherine, wife, Washington Co., Virginia, one & Andrew Klein, same, other… for $1100, sell, two contiguous tracts… of land, on head waters of Beaver creek, Br of Holstein river in Washington County, Virginia & bounded… containing 100 acres… part of tract granted by patent of 20 Jun 1785 unto Jacob Fleenor who, by indenture of 11 APR 1791 granted same unto Jacob Zink (by the name of Sink) who with Mary, wife, by Indenture of 18 Mar 1805 granted above described part to George Brock… and the other… cor. to Jacob Fleenors land… leaving Jacob Fleenors lines… passing Henry Grimes cor… crossing SD Branch (now a Mill dam)… 107 acres, part of 140 acres granted by patent of 05 Jul 1785 to John Thomas, who, by Indenture of (blank) day of (blank) in year granted, unto SD George Brock in fee)… day & year first above written. /s/ George (his mark) Brock; Catherine (her mark) Brock. /w/ Jacob (his X mark) Sheller (Shetter?); Benj. Spyker; Peter (his X mark) Zink. Indenture recorded at court held 21 Jan 1805. (Deed Book 3, pages 433 and 434, abstracted on p. 80 of deed book by Jack Hockett)

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)
Indenture of 02 Jun 1804 bet. Jacob Sink & Mary, wife, of Sullivan Co. TN, one & Andrew Klein, Washington County Virginia, other… For $900, sell, land on head waters of Beaver creek, Br of Holstein river in Washington County, Virginia & bounded… by the old original survey… near a spring… crossing SD Spring branch… 100 acres… part of tract granted by patent of 20 Jun 1785 unto Jacob Fleener by Indenture of 11 APR 1791 granted same unto Jacob Sink… (excepting and forever reserving for the German Congregation the burial ground on SD Premises, as the same is now inclosed, with free ingress, egress & regress to bury their dead and to keep the same in repair without any let, hindrance or denial of him the said Andrew Klein or his heirs or assigns at any time or times hereafter).. /w[should be s for signed]/Jacob (his x mark) Sink; Mary (her X mark) Sink. /w/ Jacob (his x mark) Shetters; Peter (his x mark) Zink; Benjn. Spyker. Indenture recorded at court held, 21 Jan 1806, on 3 oaths… (Deed Book 3, pages 435 to 437, abstracted on p. 80 and 81 of deed book by Jack Hockett)

March 18, 1805 (Jacob Zink to George Brock - 100 acres)
Indenture of 18 Mar 1805 bet. Jacob Sink & Mary, wife, of Sullivan Co. TN, one & George Brock, Washington County, Virginia, other… for $1000, sell, land on head waters of Beaver Creek, Br Of Holstein river in Washington County, Virginia & bounded… said Br near the spring head… 100 acres, part of land granted by patent of 20 Jun 1785 to Jacob Fleener who by Indenture of 11 APR 1791 granted same to Jacob Sink party hereto. …Day & year above written. /s/ Jacob (his X mark) Sink; Mary (her mark) Sink. /w/ Jacob (his X mark) Sheller (Shetter?); Peter (his X mark) Zink; Benj. Spyker. Indenture recorded at court on 3 oaths, 21 Jan 1805 (Deed Book 3, pages 434 and 435, abstracted on p. 80 of deed book by Jack Hockett)

October 10, 1805 (George Brock to Andrew Klein - 100 acres)
Indenture of 10 Oct 1805 bet. George Brock & Catherine, wife, Washington Co., Virginia, one & Andrew Klein, same, other… for $1100, sell, two contiguous tracts… of land, on head waters of Beaver creek, Br of Holstein river in Washington County, Virginia & bounded… containing 100 acres… part of tract granted by patent of 20 Jun 1785 unto Jacob Fleenor who, by indenture of 11 APR 1791 granted same unto Jacob Zink (by the name of Sink) who with Mary, wife, by Indenture of 18 Mar 1805 granted above described part to George Brock… and the other… cor. To Jacob Fleenors land… leaving Jacob Fleenors lines… passing Henry Grimes cor… crossing SD Branch (now a Mill dam)… 107 acres, part of 140 acres granted by patent of 05 Jul 1785 to John Thomas, who, by Indenture of (blank) day of (blank) in year granted, unto SD George Brock in fee)… day & year first above written. /s/ George (his mark) Brock; Catherine (her mark) Brock. /w/ Jacob (his X mark) Sheller (Shetter?); Benj. Spyker; Peter (his X mark) Zink. Indenture recorded at court held 21 Jan 1805. (Deed Book 3, pages 433 and 434, abstracted on p. 80 of deed book by Jack Hockett)


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)
Indenture of 19 Mar 1805 bet. John Rust [Rush?] & Fronica, wife, Washington County, Virginia, one & Peter Sink, same, other… for $1000, sell, land in Washington County, Virginia on waters of beaver creek a north branch of Holstone river & bounded… edge of a road… to a line of the old original survey… 90 acres, part of larger tract of land which Jacob Taylor by Indenture of 16 Jul 1795 granted to SD Peter Sink in fee who with Elizabeth, wife by Indenture of 24 Nov 1796 granted described part to John Rust in fee). … day & year first above written… /s/ John (his mark) Rust; Francia (her + mark) Rust. /w/ Robert (his X mark) Dukes; Andreus Klein; Benj. Spyker. Indenture recorded at court held, 19 Mar 1805… (Deed Book 3, pages 337 and 338, abstracted on p. 58 of deed book by Jack Hockett)

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.

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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]
April 12, 1786 state of Virginia grants to Christopher Funkhouser 100 acres on waters of Beaver Creek

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 100 acres)
Indenture of 01 May 1805 bet. Daniel Zink & Elizabeth, wife, Washington County, Virginia, one & Jacob Shetter, same, other… for $250, sell all that certain messauge or tenement, plantation, tract, piece or parcel of land, 46 acres & 58 poles in Washington County, Virginia, bet. waters of Middle & western brs. Of Beaver creek, part of 100 acres which Comm. of VA by patent of 12 APR 1786.. Did grant unto Christopher Funkhouser in fee who by Indenture, date of (blank) day of (blank) granted to Godlieb Zink (father of said Daniel Zink) in fee… who made his Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date of 26th DEC 1801 in which he did give… same… to the said Daniel Zink… cor. In the original line… in a bushy valley… day & year above written. /s/ Daniel (his X mark) Zink; Elizabeth (her X mark) Zink… Indenture recorded at court held 21 May 1805 after Elizabeth having been privily examined… (Deed Book 3, pages 349 and 350, abstracted on p. 60 and 61 of deed book by Jack Hockett)

September 10, 1806 (Daniel Zink to Peter Minick - 230 acres, 160 + 70 of the 100)
Indenture of 10 Sep 1806 bet. Daniel Zink & Elizabeth, wife, Washington County, Virginia, one & Peter Minick (Minnick), same, other… for $1800, sell, that certain messuage or tenement, plantation, and two contiguous tracts… land, 230 acres in Washington County, Virginia on both sides of waters of Beaver creek, Br of SFHR, one an entire tract granted by Patent of 20 Jun 1785 unto Christopher Funkhouser & other part of 100 acres of land granted also by Patent of 12 APR 1786 unto SD Christopher Funkhouser who by Indenture under his hand of 15 Oct 1788 granted whole of 2 tracts unto John Funkhouser in fee, who by Indenture of (blank) day of (blank) granted same unto Godleib Zink in fee… who, made his Last Will and Testament, dated 27 DEC 1801 & since the decease of SD Testator duly proven devised whole of same unto his son, aforesd. Daniel Zink.. first of tracts bounded… cor. To John Shapps now Walter Preston's land… cor. To Henry McMullan now Benjamin Spykers land… Crossing a creek… to three small white oaks cor. To John Thomas's now George Brocks land… crossing a Br now a milldam… cor. Of the other survey… the other of them… day & year above written. /s/ Daniel (his X mark) Zink. /w/ Peter (his mark) Zink; Jacob Shottuze (German; Jacob Shutters); Benjn. Spyker. At court, 16 Sep 1806, Indenture proven by oaths of Peter Sink, Jacob Shutter & Benjamin Spyker, witnesses & ordered recorded. And at court 15 Oct 1811, Indenture acknowledged after Elizabeth Sink (Zink), wife of Jacob having first been privily examined. (Deed Book 3, pages 508 to 510, abstracted on p. 98 and 99 of deed book by Jack Hockett)

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..."

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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)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District
Jacob Sink 0 0 3

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)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District
George Brock 0 0 0
Jacob Sink 0 0 5

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)
Note: this year included enumeration of Ordinary License and number of stud horses.
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [Walter Preston Commissioner]
George Brock 0 0 2 (no ordinary license listed, no stud horses listed)
Jacob Sink 0 0 4 (no ordinary license listed, no stud horses listed)

1791 (numbers are: No. White County Levys,- a number of 0 for first number is understood as one tithable, 1 = 2, etc.)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District
George Brock 0
Peter Sink 0
Jacob Sink 0
Daniel Sink 1 (Daniel was married in 1791 so the extra male in his household, 16 years old or more could not be his son. Was this his father, Gottlieb? Was Daniel living on land of a brother [Jacob or Peter - probably Jacob since Peter's deed is dated in 1795])

1792 (numbers are: No. White County Levies, No. slaves - a number of 0 for first number is understood as one tithable)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District: list of Walter Preston
George Brock 0 0
Jacob Sink 0 0
Daniel Sink 1 0 (extra male Gottlieb Zink?)

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)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [list of Walter Preston]
George Brock 0 0 3
Henry Brock 0 0 1
Jacob Sink 0 0 4
Daniel Sink 1 0 5 (extra male Gottlieb Zink?)
Peter Sink 0 0 3

1794 (numbers are: No. of White Tithables, No. of blacks)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [list of Walter Preston]
George Brock 1 0
Henry Brock 1 0
Daniel Sink 3 0 (extra male Gottlieb Zink and someone else?)
Jacob Sink 1 0
Peter Sink 1 0

1795 (numbers are: No. White County Levys, No. slaves, No. horses & cattle)
Upper District records on microfilm are washed out and not readable
Lower District: list of Matthew Willoughby
George Brock 1 0 4
Henry Brock 1 0 1
Daniel Sink 1 0 3 (note that Daniel does not have extra adult male in household starting this year and that Gottlieb has his own listing - is this the year when Gottlieb moved to his 160 acre tract, even though the deed lists a date of 1802? Or did Gottlieb establish his own household on the property of Jacob or Peter?)
Peter Sink 1 0 2
Godliff Sink 1 0 2

1796 (numbers are: No. of White Tithables, No. of blacks)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District: list of Matthew Willoughby
George Brock 1 0
Henry Brock 1 0
Godliff Sink 1 0
Daniel Sink 1 0
Jacob Sink 1 0

1797 (numbers are: No. of White Tithables, No. of blacks)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District: list of Matthew Willoughby
George Brock 1 0
Henry Brock 1 0
Godliff Sink 1 0
Daniel Sink 1 0
Jacob Sink 1 0

1798 (numbers are: No. of Co. Levys [white men], No. slaves, No. horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District: [list of Matthew Willoughby]
George Brock 1 0 6
Henry Brock 1 0 2
Godliff Sink 1 0 1
Jacob Sink 1 0 3
Peter Sink 1 0 3
Daniel Sink 1 0 3

1799 (No. of White Tithables, No. slaves 16 and above, No. slaves under 16, No. horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District: list of Andrew Russell
George Brock 1 0 0 3
Henry Brock 1 0 0 2
Godliff Sink 1 0 0 1
Peter Sink 1 0 0 4
Daniel Sink 1 0 0 4
Jacob Sink 1 0 0 2

1800 (No. of County Levys, No. slaves over 16, No. slaves under 16, No. horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District:[list of Matthew Willoughby]
George Brock 1 0 0 5
Henry Brock 1 0 0 2
Godliff Sink 1 0 0 1
Peter Sink 1 0 0 5
Jacob Sink 0* 0 0 3 (Jacob was a traveling minister, is this why he is listed as 0 tithables?)
Daniel Sink 1 0 0 1

1801 (No. of Levys, No. of Slaves)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [list of Matthew Willoughby]
George Brock 1 0
Godliff Sink 1 0
Jacob Sink 0 0
Peter Sink 1 0
Daniel Sink 1 0

1802 (No. of County Levys, No. of Slaves, No. of Horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [list of Matthew Willoughby]
George Brock 1 0 4
Godlive Sink 1 0 1
Jacob Sink 0 0 2
Peter Sink 1 0 4
Daniel Sink 1 0 3

1803 (No. of White Levys, No. of horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District
George Brock 1 4
Daniel Zink 1 3
Jacob Zink 0 3
Lower District Land Tax (number is amount of land in acres subject to taxation)
George Brock 90, 50
George Brock 110
Godlieb Zink from J. Funkhouser 260
Peter Zink 150
Jacob Zink 200

1804 (No. of County Levys, No. of Blacks over 12, No. of horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [list of Frederick Hamilton]
George Brock 1 0 4
Peter Zink 1 0 4
Daniel Zink 1 0 3

1805 (No. of County Levys, No. of Blacks over 12, No. of horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [list of Frederick Hamilton; list A]
George Brock 2 0 4 (did George Jr. turn 16 this year?)
Peter Zink 1 0 6
Jacob Zink 0 0 4
Daniel Zink 1 0 5

1806 (number of White Tithables listed only if other than 1)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
[Lower District; list of Matthew Willoughby]
Peter Zink

1807 (No. of Co. Levys, No. of Blacks over 12, No. of Horses)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
Lower District [list of Matthew Willoughby]
Uriah Brock 1 0 2
Peter Zink 1 0 7

1809 (No. of White Tithables, No. of slaves over 16 years)
Upper District - no listing for Brock, Sink or Zink
[Lower District] [list of Matthew Willoughby]
Peter Zink 2 0 (Peter probably has a son who turned 16 this year, living at home)

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
WASHINGTON COUNTY
INDIANA

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
[the family name is probably Zink - note that this quarter section adjoins SW quarter section 7, 2N 4 East, on the west side of section 7 - section 7 was owned by Peter Zink, thus the same Peter Zink likely owned this tract as well]

Daniel Zink [Sr.], April 18, 1814, SE quarter section 24, 2N 3 East
[this tract was purchased by Abraham Lafever from Daniel Zink and his wife Elizabeth, deed dated September 19, 1817 - Deed Book A, pages 476 and 477. This same tract was sold by Abraham Lafaver and his wife Mary [Brock] to Peter Zink, Jr., deed dated January 15, 1823 - Deed Book B, pages 579 to 581 - the Daniel Zink and wife Elizabeth named here are most likely the son and daughter-in-law of Gottlieb Zink - this section 24 adjoins the west side of section 19, Township 2 North, Range 4 East and the north east corner of section 19 adjoins the south west corner of section 17 and section 17 contains the town of Salem, Indiana - thus, the SE quarter of section 24 is just under 2 miles distant from section 8 owned by George Brock, Sr.]

Peter Zink, September 21, 1822, NE quarter section 7, 1N 4 East
[is this Peter Zink, Jr. ?]

Peter Zink, October 22, 1816, SW quarter section 7, 2N 4 East
[section 7 adjoins section 8 on the west border of section 8 - section 8 was owned by George Brock, Sr. - this Peter Zink is most likely the son of Gottlieb Zink and therefore the brother-in-law of George Brock, Sr., his neighbor one half mile to the east]

 


1 V. Zin(c)k - Ring by Donn Neal, web page: www.donnneal.com/zink-ring.html

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..."

4 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glsasser/fam/fam00450.htm

5 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glsasser/fam/fam00206.htm

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.

 

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