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George Chrisman
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Birth: 1745
Opequon
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1816
Harrisonburg
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA

Aged 71 years. Son of Jacob; A native of Swabia, Germany who migrated to Virginia circa 1740.


Born in 1745, George grew up in Frederick County, VA, surrounded by stone houses that had been built by several close family members during the 1750s, including homes built by his father Jacob Chrisman, and his grandfather, Jost Hite. The Hite men, and men who married into the Hite family like George's father, must have been extremely well acquainted with all aspects of stone house construction, and George and his other young male relatives may have fetched water or performed other simple tasks to assist with the process.

In 1761 Jacob and Magdalena Chrisman deeded 376 acres on Linville Creek to their sixteen year-old son George. Five years later in 1766, George was a married twenty-one year-old with a newborn son. He had to build a house for his growing family. It must have been determined years before that his home would be made of local Virginia limestone, and George would have started building as soon as he was able.

By 1779, George and Hannah's busy German household included four sons, the ages of four, six, ten, and thirteen years old, in addition to a two-year old daughter and an infant daughter. In 1784 the seventh and last child, a daughter, was born to the Chrismans. The family was now complete and the American Revolution was finally over. According to the 1784 Rockingham County Heads of Household Survey, the property of "Capt. George Christman" included "1 dwelling and 3 other buildings."

For more information check out www.georgechrismanhouse.com
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Chrisman (1706 - 1778)
  Magdalena Hite Chrisman (____ - 1771)
 
 Spouse:
  Hannah McDowell Chrisman (1747 - 1817)*
 
 Children:
  Hugh Chrisman (1769 - 1849)*
  John Chrisman (1773 - 1813)*
  Elizabeth Chrisman Custer (1774 - 1835)*
  Charles Chrisman (1775 - 1812)*
  Margaret Chrisman Spears (1777 - 1855)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abraham Chrisman (1733 - 1798)*
  Anna Maria Chrisman Stephens (1735 - ____)*
  Isaac Chrisman (1736 - 1776)*
  George Chrisman (1745 - 1816)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cooks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Harrisonburg
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Nick Fix
Originally Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Mar 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34868005
George Chrisman
Added by: George Seitz
 
George Chrisman
Added by: Nick Fix
 
George Chrisman
Added by: Nick Fix
 
 
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Honoring DAR Ancestor #A027853
- Vonnie Cantrell
 Added: Jun. 6, 2013
In honor of my 4th Great Grand Uncle.
- Kari Olson
 Added: Dec. 9, 2012

- Shirley Lewis Hartley
 Added: Feb. 12, 2011
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