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Notes for Johann George ZUMWALT

George fought in the Revolutionary War but the following documentation has flaws:

George ZUMWALT is listed in "A Roster of Revolutionary Ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution."

b. 1745 York Co PA, d. 4 Sept 1815 Harrison Co KY, m. Mary ___,
SERVICE: Page 751, Historical Register of Virginians in The Revolution, by John H. Gwathmey. Private, George ZUMWALT, Capt. McCoys Co., Augusta Co. Va. CHILDREN: Henry, b. 1771, m. Martha ___; Philip, b. 1784, m. 24 June 1809, Leah Powell; Christian, m. 8 Jan. 1817, Catharine Smith; John, b. 15 Dec 1814, Nancy Dryden; Jacob, m. 9 Feb. 1779, Ann Spurgin; Polly, m. Peter Simmons; Elizabeth, m. 8 Dec 1779, Henry Fry; Christina, m. 7 Jan. 1794, Peter Snyder; Margaret, b. 17 Oct. 1775, m. 7 Aug. 1798, Michael Beaver. DESCENDANT: BOUNELL, Mary Jane (Mrs.) No. 218054.

Residences & events:

1772 South Branch of the Potomoc, Augusta Co, VA. He and Mary bought land there which they sold to Peter Myers in 1789.

1779 He bought land in KY but when he moved is unknown.

1792 Bourbon Co, KY. The tax list recorded his family as 1 male aged 16-21 and 1 male over 21.

He, as "George Sumwolt," along with brother "Stuffle Sumwalt" wew listed in the militia for Ruddell's Fort.

1794 Harrison Co, KY. George probably never moved as a new county was formed the previous year from Bourbon Co and George found himself in the new one. Tax records that year said he had living in his house, 1 male over 16 and 3 males over 21.

1799 Same place. He was taxed on 150 acres on Gray's Run (entered by James Trebus), plus 400 acres on Greer Creek in Bourbon Co which adjoined brother Christopher's land and George entered himself. That year his household included 2 males over 16 and 1 over 21.

1801 Court records said George lived on the road from Synthiana, KY to Georgetown, KY, placing him in the SW part of Harrison Co.

1806 When the rest of the brothers moved to MO, he stayed behind, probably feeling his age at the time.

1810 Still there. At census time the only Zumwalts in that county were George and Phillip, living next door to each other. George's family consisted of 2 males age 16-25, George was over 45, 1 female under 10, 2 age 10-15, 1 at 16-25, and Mary was also over 45. The families of daughrers Margaret and Christina were neighbors in that same county. There were also 4 Coonrod families but not George. It seems the rest of the family had moved on.

"Joseph Zumwalt was the supposed founder of the E Clampus Vitus brotherhood in California. There are at this time several books written on him. He was from Harrison County/Boone County Kentucky. His grandfather was George Zumwalt b. Oct 10, 1741 in Harrison County married Maria Kale b. abt. 1746 in Augusta GA. Married abt. 1771 in VA. George died Sep 4 1815 in Harrison County."

His will dated, 9/4/1815, and proved 2/1816, said:

"In the name of God Amen, I, George Zumwalt of the County of Harrison and State of Kentucky being very old and infirm and calling to mind the Mortality of the body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in Manner and form following (via):

1st. I desire that my body be buried at the discretion of my executors and that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid by them.

2nd. I will and bequeath to my two sons Philip and Christian Zumwalt the tract of land containing 205 acres whereon I now live which I purchased of James Trabus and Thomas Holt under claims, to be equally divided between them. Philip to have the 100 acres whereon he settled and Christian to have the place where I now live upon condition that they pay to my son John one third part of $1000 and the interest which I paid to said Holt and keep him in peaceable possession of a part of the farm as he now enjoys it until the money is paid to him with its interest afed, but as my son Christian is now in low health if he soon die without issue lawfully begotten then and in that ease his part of my estate herein mentioned is to be equally divided among my children now living.

3rd. I will and bequeath to my wife Mary a comfortable maintenance out of my estate to be furnished her by my son Christian out of his share during her natural lifetime.

4th. I will and desire that the whole of my personal estate of every description (except such things as my wife may choose to keep for her support which I hereby authorize her to keep during her life and then dispose of as she may choose) to be sold by my executors and the proceeds together with all debts and demands due to me be collected and divided among the following of my children to wit, Jacob Zumwalt, Polly Simmons, Elizabeth Fry, Margaret Bever and Christian Snider after giving to my granddaughter Mary Leasure one womans saddle of $20 value so as to make all my children equal in the divide except Philip and Christian.

5th. My son Henry having died without issue and which I have left him out of my will entire nor shall his wife nor heirs inherit any part of my estate.

Lastly I hereby appoint my son Christian my Execr. and in case of his death then my son John Zumwalt to Execute this my last will hereby revoking and disannulling all other wills by me made.

In testimony Whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 4th day of September 1815.

George X Zumwalt
Witnesses: Charles Smith, Jr, Austin Bradford, Jr, William Mosby

Records of his baptism have his name as Johann George Zungebaldt.

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