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Henry Souther
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Birth: 1712, Germany
Death: 1784
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA

This is a cenotaph. He is at rest somewhere in SE Madison Co., VA.


Married 1738 in (probably) Orange (now Madison) Co., VA to Juliann Unknown.

their issue:

1. Barbara Souther (Huffman/Hoffman) (1740-1820)
2. Stephen Souther (Rev. War) (1742-1782)
3. Michael Souther (1744-1798)
4. Juliann Souther (1747-1747)
5. Henry Souther, Jr. (1750-1750)
6. Catherine Souther (Canada/Kennedy) (1753-1783)
7. Jacob Souther (1755-1835)
8. William Souther (1757-1757)


This name was originally Sower.

The Germanna Foundation News, 280th Anniversary Edition - Spring 1994 shows a list of Germanna Settlers 1714, 1717 & Later shows: Henry Souther 1717 (Henry would only be 5 years old in 1717, so he would have to have been with his family).
1733 Jacob Stover claimed land based on importing Henry Sowter. Henry lived in Orange County, VA in 1735, when he was involved in a court action involving lands once owned by Stover. The court action implies that Henry was born 1714 or earlier (since he could not have had legal standing for the action before he reached the age of 21). The suppositon that his wife was named Julliann is unproven. When Henry was listed on the importation claim, there were at least 7 other family members involved, but Juliann was not one of the names (there were two Catherine's, an Ann, and a Rachel). THIS IS BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT MARRIED YET!!! - HR

Henry Souther appears in Orange County, Virginia records in 1736, two deeds recorded there. Also listed in Northern Neck Grants 1730-1754 page 46. Listed as Henry Shiter in Orange County Road orders 1734-1749 page 16, 26, 28 listed as Henry Sluter as overseer of road 1736 and Henry Shlucter 1737 as overseer of road of the German Ridge to Burke River.Henry Souther [Sauder, etc] (1748) 124 acres. CC were Daniel Crisler and Stephen Hansburger.Henry Souther, August 7, 1750 - granted 324 acres in Culpeper Co., Va at the Rappidan River fork (or Robinson River) taken from Northern Neck Grants, G, p. 406, red 292, issued by Fairfax Proprietary bet. 1690-1781 and Commonwealth bet. 1786-1874.

Hebron Church was the first German church in Virginia. Blankenbaker, John. "Hebron" Baptismal Register of the German Lutheran Church in Culpeper/Madison Counties, Virginia 1750 to 1849: Transcribed, Translated and Indexed from the Church Records with a Commentary on the Relationships of the Sponsors to the Parents. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania: J. Blankenbaker, 2004.

Henry's will is dated 2 Sept. 1783 and was probated 17 May, 1784.

Will of Henry Souther

In the Name of God Amen. September the second day of the year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven and Eighty three. I, Henry Souther of Culpeper County in the Parish of Bromfield, being sick and weak but of perfect sence and memory, Praised be God, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. Viz: Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it, and my Body. I Recommend to the earth to be buried in Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor. Nothing Doubting but at the general resurrection. I shall recieve the same. Again, by the mighty Power of God and as Touching Such a worldly Estate wherewith I hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give Demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Imprimis (?) I gave unto my well beloved Daughter Barbary Hufman one Cow and Calf, Bed and furniture, pot and pewter for her and her heirs forever.
Item. I gave unto Catharine Cannada one beast, one Cow and Calf, bed and furniture, pot and pewter for her and hers forever.
Item. I gave unto my son Stephen Souther one beast, one cow and calf, bedstead, furniture for him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons, Viz, Michael Souther and Jacob Souther three hundred and twenty five acres to be laid off by a crops line. The said Michael is to have upper part and Jacob the plantation and lower part and also my still and cross cut saw and Lock Chain to be divided between the two, said Michael and ye said Jacob, and all the Rest of my household goods cattle, hogs, and beasts are to be my son Jacob's after my dicease and I do make and ordain my son Michael to be executor of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby Utterly disallow, Revoke and Disanul all and every other former testaments, wills and legacies and requests and Executors by me in anyways before.Named, willed, and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above mentioned, signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by ye said Henry Souther as his Last will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers.

Henry Souther (his mark)

Witnesses: Henry Wayland, Henry Cristler (his mark), Joseph Cristler.

At a court helf for Culpeper County the 17th day of May 1784, This last will and Testament of Henry Souther deceased was exhibited to the Court by Michael Souther the Executor therein named and was proved by the oaths of Henry Wayland and Henry Christler two of the witnesses thereto is ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said executor certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due for he having made oath thereto and with Jacob Souther his Security gave Bond according to law.

John Jamison - In obedience to an order of court we the subscribers being fully sworn have this 15th day of June 1784. Met at the house of Henry Souther, deceased and have valued and appraised his estate and made an inventory thereof as full worth.

(not all inventory readable & listed)
1 Still and furniture1 Crosscut saw
1 Lock ChainParcel Chisels
Parcel of carpenter tools and cleves Irons
1 cutting knife, hoes
Joiner Mattack
reap hooks gun
parcel of pewter
1 chest and table
pots and hook
parcel casks
shoe, boots
1 bed

Witnesses: Henry Crisler, Michael Garr, George Cristler. At a court held for Culpeper County the 21st day of June 1784. This Inventory was released into Court as ordered to be recorded.

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  Michael Souther (1744 - 1798)*
*Calculated relationship
Fisher Family Cemetery
Boyle County
Kentucky, USA
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Originally Created by: Hank Rogers
Record added: Aug 18, 2012
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