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Capt Henry Wax, Sr
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Birth: 1745
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Nov. 6, 1796
Fincastle
Botetourt County
Virginia, USA

Sgt. Henry Wax "Heinrich Wachs" was born before 1745, in Wartenberg. Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, to Johann Philippus Wachs.

He was naturalized as an American citizen on April 10, 1767, in Philadelphia, PA. He first married Margaret Geschwind on May 11, 1767, in Alsace, Berks Co., PA.

Children:
Peter Wax Feb. 13, 1768-Apr. 18, 1804 (1m. unknown) (2m. Margaret Allis)
Catherine "Kitty" Wax Feb. 20, 1769 (1m. Devault Boyer) (2m. Henry Price Sr.)
Margaret Wax Apr. 16, 1770-May 28, 1839 (Benjamin Hutsinpiller)
Philip Wax Oct. 20, 1771-possibly died before 1796.
Elizabeth Wax Nov. 17, 1772 (George H. Etter, Jr.)
Henry Wax, Jr. Oct. 1, 1774-1842 (Catherine Book)
Maria Magdalena Wax Feb. 12, 1776-Aug. 28, 1858 (Jacob Frederick Seagle)
Christina Wax Dec. 15, 1777 (James Kemper)
John Wax Nov. 15, 1779
Magdalena "Mollie" Wax Sep. 15, 1781-Mar. 12, 1840 (1m. Abraham Hutsinpiller) (2m. John Anderson)
Susannah Fredrica Wax July 14, 1783-Feb. 14, 1851 (Rev. Daniel Howry)
Hannah Wax Mar. 26, 1785-Feb. 21, 1836 (George Karnes, Jr.)
Jacob Wax Jul. 8, 1787-Jul. 13, 1865 (Susan Elizabeth Galbraith)
Esther "Hetty" Wax 1790-1872 Never married.

He was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Daniel Turk's Company of Berks Co., PA, from 1776 to 1778, for Olney Township, and a Commissioned Captain for his own Company in Alsace Township, Berks Co., PA, Militia, on Jan. 5, 1784. ("We Relate," author unknown)

He second married Mrs. Catherine (Noll) Keysor on May 1, 1791, in Greenbrier Co., VA. They had no children together.

He is said to have been buried with both wives in Fincastle Presbyterian Church Cemetery, formerly The Church of England Cemetery.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Catharine Noll Kerns Keysor Wax
  Margaret Geschwind Wax (1750 - 1791)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Wax Hutsonpiller (1770 - 1839)*
  Henry Wax (1775 - 1842)*
  Maria Magdalena Wax Seagle (1776 - 1858)*
  Susannah A Wax Howry (1783 - 1851)*
  Esther Wax (1790 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fincastle Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Fincastle
Botetourt County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Janet de la Peņa
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38635833
Capt Henry Wax, Sr
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Capt Henry Wax, Sr
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5x Great Grandfather by Christina Wax and James(Kemper)Camper
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