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 Christina Neff

Christina Neff

Birth
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Death 1776 (aged 20–21)
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Burial New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 101925905 · View Source
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NOTE: THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND PROOF THAT THIS STONE BELONGS TO CHRISTINA NEFF, YOUNGEST DAU. OF JOHN HENRY NEFF HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRIMARY SOURCE RECORDS. Dec 2012; added to 8 Jan 2013

We believe this could be the 8th and youngest child of John Henry Neff and wife Anna, the Christina Neff aka Nave who married Daniel Heston aka Heistant in Lancaster Co., PA, Hempfield Twp.
Dr. John Wayland speaks to an 8th child named Christina but no proof was given.

Marriage: A "Daniel Histand" married (or signed a marriage bond to marry) Christina Nave in Dunmore County, VA on September 28, 1773.* Dunmore County was created from Frederick County in 1772 and became Shenandoah County in 1778; Page County was formed largely from this county in 1831. Given the time and the location, this was very probably the "Daniel Haston" to whom this website is dedicated.
*Sources: Shenandoah County, VA Marriage Bonds, 1772-1788, microfilm reel #64 [but not on reel #68] (available from The Library of Virginia). Shenandoah County Marriage Bonds: 1772 - 1850 by John Vogt & T. William Kethley, Jr. (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1984). Read more in-depth information regarding this marriage record.

Daniel's Histand aka Heston's parents settled on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River south of Luray. Daniel received land from his father which was in the ridge just east of John Henry Neff's property on the North Fork of the Shenandoah, a distance of a mile or two. One theory is she was pregnant and may had problem, so went to the home of her father who was a doctor. She appears to have died at childbirth.

Tulips on gravestones symbolize eternal life, because tulips are the only flower that continue to grow after they have been cut from the bulb. As with any spring flower, the tulip also symbolizes rebirth or the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Neff Family Historical Soc., Inc. ID [A218]


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Inscription

This inscribed field stone is located in a group of stones next to the graves of John Henry Neff [A21] and his wife Ann. The top of the stone is marked with the traditional PA Dutch tulip found on significant family items such and fraktur and blanket chests. There are signs of additional markings below the tulip and further study is required.

Gravesite Details 2003 Survey Grave loc. & photo Nr. 67

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  • Maintained by: Neff Family Historical Society
  • Originally Created by: Bill Neff
  • Added: 9 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101925905
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christina Neff (1755–1776), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101925905, citing Neff-Kagey Cemetery, New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Neff Family Historical Society (contributor 48003862) .