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Anna Maria Elizabeth Henckel

Female 1731 - 1824  (93 years)


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  • Name Anna Maria Elizabeth Henckel 
    Born 2 Aug 1731  Lehigh Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Aug 1824  Champaign Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • She was born August 2, 1731 at the Macungie Creek German Settlement, Upper Bucks County (now Lower Lehigh Co.), Pennsylvania, daughter of John Justus "Yost" Henckel and Marie Magdalene Eschmann Henckel. She was christened August 22, 1731 in the New Goshoppen Lutheran Church on Macungie Creek, probably then Bucks Co.(now Montgomery Co.), Pennsylvania by Rev. John Peter Miller. Sponsors were (John) Valentine Griesemer and wife (Uncle and Aunt) and Marie Elizabeth (Dentzer) Henckel (Grandmother). She married Moses Ellsworth about 1750, Dutchman's Creek, Rowan Co.(now Davies Co.), North Carolina. Most researchers have them located in present day Davidson Co., NC, but looking at a map where Ellsworth Creek flows into Dutchman's Creek, the area is actually in Davie Co., NC. Their first three or four children were born while they lived on Ellsworth Creek, at Dutchman's Creek.

      About 1760, the Moses Ellsworth family joined the Henckel families and other German families that left North Carolina to settle the beautiful valley in Augusta Co., Virginia, now known as Germany Valley in Pendleton County, West Virginia near Riverton. In 1761, Moses patented 60 acres of land on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River, near Deep Springs in Augusta Co., Virginia (about two miles above present day Riverton). By 1771 nearly 300 more acres had been added and by 1778 the area became Rockingham Co., VA. Their land was about one mile west of the land of her parents and the Hinkle Fort, which her father built for families of all his children, as protection against the Indians. Mary and Moses had eight or nine more children while in this area. It is known they had a total of four sons and a possible eight to nine daughters. During the Revolutionary War, Moses and Mary were given credit for "supplies furnished the American Army for military use." Any descendant that can prove lineage back to these grandparents can join the adult organizations of Daughters of the American Revolution, or Sons of the American Revolution or a child the Children of the American Revolution, if they so desire.

      They sold their holdings in Rockingham Co. in 1787 and migrated to Harrison Co., VA (now WV), where in 1788 land was bought in the valley south of Coburn's Creek Road [as it was marked in the 1970s when I was there], about ten miles below Clarksburg, near present day Good Hope in Union Township.

      Excerpts from a letter written by the Rev. Wesley L. Cheuvront of Clarksburg, WV, to Willard Ellsworth M.D. on January 29, 1949:
      ..."On February 14,1802, John [son of Moses and Mary] and his wife Mary Richards Ellsworth made a deed for one acre of ground, situated on the West Fork River, to nine trustees [of the M.E. Church]...church that was to be built...took the name Ellsworth Church [also known as The Ellsworth Meeting House]...[Later known as Bethel Church and still later Old Bethel Church. The church is long gone.]...The Old Bethel Church Cemetery [now known as Bethel Cemetery] occupies the the entire acre...and has been filled with graves for years, many unmarked. Prior to building the Ellsworth Church in 1802, a Methodist Society was formed, with Moses Ellsworth as leader, as early as 1786 [or 1787]...they met in various homes..."

      Moses died before the church was built and is believed buried in the cemetery there. Mary went to Ohio with some of her children before 1812 and settled in Champaign County. Her nephew, Reverend Paul Henkel located his aunt during his trip in 1812 to the German Settlement on Mad River, Champaign County, Ohio. According to the Henckel genealogy she died there in 1824 at age 93, and is buried in now Clark Co., Ohio.

      PLEASE: You are welcome to use this bio in part or whole, but if you do, please give me credit with reference to Find A Grave.
      Thank you, Louise Taraba from Missouri.
    Person ID I8832  Mather | Schaffner, Henke, Davis, Ellsworth Families
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2019 

    Father John Justus Henckel,   b. 10 Feb 1706, Daudenzell, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1778, Pendleton Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Maria Magdalena Eschmann,   b. 1711, Berks Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, Pendleton Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1730  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moses Henry Ellsworth,   b. 1731, Bucks Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1802, Harrison Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1750 
    Children 
    +1. Jacob Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1751, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1825, Clark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +2. Hannah Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1753, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Augusta Co., VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
    +3. Margaret Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1755, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Harrison Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     4. Barbara Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1757, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Ellsworth,   b. 20 Mar 1759, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1800, Harrison Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +6. Rosanna Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1761, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1827, Clark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     7. Rebecca Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1763, Rowan Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1824, Greenup Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +8. John Ellsworth,   b. 26 Jan 1765, Augusta Co., VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1824, Shelby Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +9. Moses Henry Ellsworth, Jr.,   b. 21 Feb 1767, Augusta Co., VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1833, Clark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. Aaron Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1770, Augusta Co., VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Jul 1794, Pendleton Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     11. Sarah Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1772, Augusta Co., VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Clark Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Mary Ellsworth,   b. Abt 1774, Augusta Co., VA (Now WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Warren Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F3040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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