Jacob Zorn

Kirnback, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 20 Nov 1755 (aged 36–37)
Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Plot Headstone not survive the tests of time
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Son of Johann Martin Zorn and Solome Hoch.

Immigration: 20 Sep 1738 Philadelphia, Pa.
He sailed from Rotterdam on the "Friendship".

He was found to be 20 years old in 1738 on one of the references of the Emmigration lists when he arrived from Germany to America. His name has been found in the list of members of the Tulpehocken Church in Berks Co., PA. He is located in Pike Co., PA for about 4 years. In 1742 he is found in the territory later to be known as Pendleton Co., WV. He is also found in Pendleton Co., WV in 1756.

Married (1) Anna Maria Gotteskind on 12 Apr 1741, Tulpehocken, Berks Co., PA.

1. Anna Catharina Zorn (16 Sep 1744, Berks Co., PA.)

2. Maria Appolonia Zorn (6 Dec 1746, Berks Co., PA.)

3. Maria Barbara Zorn (bef. 4 Dec 1748, Berks Co., PA.)

Married (2) Mary Catharine Ruhlemann, d/o Jacob Ruhlmann & Maria Gotteskind (1726, Germany- ???, Pendleton, WV) abt. 1750, Augusta (Monongalia), VA (WV). After Jacob's death in 1756, she remarried to Garret T. Decker, and after Garret's death, to Henry Stone Sr.

Children (known):

1. Polly Zorn (1749) married James Mahon. They had a son John Zern Mahon who lived to be 103 years of age. He was born I August 1769.

2. William "Willy" Zern (1750). He died of a heart attack in the back yard of his brother, Andrew in July 1774 after fighting two Indians on Ministers Run. He had killed one of them with a Mattock and chased the other away. He then ran 2 miles to his brothers house, yelled loudly and died. This death occurred in what is now Marion County. West Virginia.

3. Catherine Zornes (1751 Augusta, WV-1813) m. Christopher "Stophel" Eye.

4. Susanna Zorn (1752) married Henry Stone Jr.

5. Martin A. Zornes (1753 Augusta, WV-1838 Adams OH) m. Catherine Stout. #21890222

6. Andrew Zornes Sr. (1756 Augusta, WV-1844 Carter Co., KY) m. Rebecca Lewellyn.

Jacob Zorn died in 1756, and was among the first settlers to die in the territory. He's also listed as dieing 1755, and his estate was probated in 1756 in Pendleton Co., WV. (a part of Pendleton County created from Augusta County).

"A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia" p.387
In 1763, Pendleton County, WV, Jacob Ruleman purchased 200 acres (from 600 acre survey) for $50.00. Another 200 acres (from the same survey) were purchased by Jacob Ruleman and Catharine Zorn for $53.33

Chalkley's Chronicles:

Page 126.--20th November, 1755. Mary Sorn's bond as administratrix of Jacob Sorn, with sureties Jacob Syver, John Duncan.

Page 448.--24th May, 1763. William Green, &c., to Jacob Rollman, £16, 200 acres on South Fork of Potomac, part of 600 acres patented to Wood, Russell and Green; corner Jacob Rollman and Catherine Zorn's land. Delivered: Henry Stone, March, 1764.

Page 396 --March 21, 1764. On motion of Henry Stone and Catherine, his wife, admx. of her late husband, Jacob Zorn - by a mistake the inventories of Jacob Zorn and of Henry Horse were drawn together as inventory of Jacob alone. Clerk ordered to alter the minute book and record. [Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted, Volume 1, pg. 112].

Page 326.--24th March, 1764. Henry Stone's settlement of estate of Jacob Zorn (Sorn) recorded.

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