|Death: ||Mar., 1834|
The Grass family were from Germany.Frederick was the son of Jacob Grass Sr., born 1720,Germany and died at Christain Creek, Augusta County, Virginia, July 1789.
Frederick married 23 August 1785 to Betsy Ward in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. Betsy was born 1772 in Virginia and had her first child at age 14.She died sometime after 1822.
Revolutionary War Pension Application of Frederick Grass S39607
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
State of Virginia
Augusta County, to wit,
On this 25th day of February in the year of our Lord 1822, in open Court, being a Court of record for Augusta County, in which proceedings are had according to the Course of the Common Law, which has unlimited jurisdiction in civil actions in point of amount has the power of fine & imprisonment, & has all its proceedings duly registered personally appeared Frederick Grass aged about sixty six years, a resident of the County & State aforesaid, to whom the pension certificate No. 15299, dated the 9th day of October 1819, was granted, having been solemly sworn saith that he was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818, & that he hath not since that time by sale, gift, or in any manner disposed of his property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to bring himself within the provisions of an act of congress entitled "an act to provide for the relief of certain persons engaged in the Land & Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War, & that he hath not, nor has any person in trust for him any property or securities contracts or debts due to him, nor hath he any other property except what is set forth in the schedule hereto annexed & by him subscribed. He has no family except his wife, who is fifty years old & very infirm, his Occupation has been that of a Waggoner, but from age and infirmity he is unable to follow it.
Schedule of the property of Frederick Grass.
2 Horses, each about 9 or 10 years old. Worth say..... $80.00
1 Cow & Calf...... 10.00
1 old walnut square Table......... 1.00
2 Iron pots. 1 Oven. 1 Skillet..... 3.50
A few plates and dishes......... 0.75
1 Tea kettle..... 1.00
½ Doz. knives & forks... 0.75
4 plain Windsor chairs. 2 Split bottom Ditto... 2.00
Frederick (his X mark) Grass
CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VA; V. 2, pp 460 - 469
by Lyman Chalkley
26th October, 1832--The Court certifies that it appears from satisfactory
evidence that Frederick Grass, a soldier of the Revolution, enlisted in 1778
for three years in the 12th Virginia Regiment on Continental Establishment,
and served that time.
1st November, 1833--The Court certifies that the original warrant. No.
7304, issued by the Register of the Land Office in the name of Frederick
Grass, has been lost, having been issued for his three years' service in the
Virginia Continental Line.
This writer has copies of his marriage,and pay check stubs from his pay as a soldier of the Revolution.
Burial unknown, somewhere in August County, Virginia .
Note of Interest:
Anyone with a direct line to Frederick Grass may join the DAR or SAR as I have proven and documented that Frederick was a Patriot and served in the Revolutionary War.You can find him by his or my name at the DAR.
I am proud to say,Frederick Grass is my fourth great grandfather.
Research and bio by JMB
Jacob Grass (1720 - 1789)
Sarah Grass Redifer (1786 - 1859)*
Robert Grass (1793 - 1859)*
Created by: Juliane Montgomery Burba...
Record added: Jul 03, 2010
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