Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Jacob COONROD

Residences & events:

Pendleton Co, WVA. According to the county history, he was a blacksmith but he probably farmed as well.

From Augusta Co, VA, court records:

1766 "Motion of Jacob Conrad and Hannah--John Westfall, admr. of Abraham Westfall, who was admr. of John Bogard. summoned." Details of entry unknown.

5/17/1774 "John Skidmore, vice Jacob Conrad--road surveyor."

Jacob and his family took advantage of the many land grants available, amassing quite a chunk of georgraphy among themselves. Several grants carried his name but some of those could actually belong to his son, Jacob, since grandsons were also listed.

1771 South Branch - 180 acres
1791 Skidmore Run - 61 acres
1792 Reed's Creek - 50 acres
Conrad's Gap - 182 acres
1796 Conrod's Gap - 640 acres.
1794 North Fork - 37 acres
Buffalo Hill - 160 acres
1799 North Fork - 643 acres

From the History of Rockingham Co, VA:

In 1781 there were about 1500 tithables in the county.....and Jacob Coonrod, 16 horses and no slaves. Usually, however, those who had a large number of horses also had a considerable number of slaves, and vice versa.

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