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Notes for Stephen COONROD


He was a blacksmith.

Residences & events:

6/28/1758 Augusta Co, VA. The estate of Peter Moser paid him for services rendered.

2/8/1759 He was among the purchasers of John Vinegard's estate.

He was mentioned several times in the Augusta Co, VA, court records:

8/13/1762 "Jacob Coger, of Hallifax County, to Michael Coger, £100, 455 acres on Shanando, part of 930 acres patented to Jacob, 24th April, 1753. Cor. Thomas McCready (conveyed from Jacob), the patent lines. Teste: Felta Kop (Valentine Cope), Stephen Conrad. Delivered: M. Coger, 26th April, 1763."

8/22/1764 He and 2 others were bondsmen for the estate of William Frazier.

11/21/1764 "Stephen Conrad and Catherine ( ) to George Huffman, Jr., £85, 220 acres; corner Wood's land on Boon's Run. Delivered: Geo. Huffman, 21st May, 1771."

4/25/1765 " James and Moses Green to Steven Conrad, £60, 234 acres, part of 2000 acres patented to James Wood and Robert Green, on Boon's Run between Picked Mountain and Shanandore River, between John Burke's and Runkle's land. Teste: Henry Long, Jacob ( ) Parshinger, George Conrad. Delivered: George Conrad, August Court,1776.

5/21/1766 "Bamet Man and Margret ( ) to George Man, £20, 100 acres, part of tract patented to Barnet, 12th May, 1759, on Stoney Run, corner Jacob Man's land. Teste: Jacob Parsinger, Steven Conrod, John Man."

Apparently Stephen was in the middle of a court suit when he died. The following appears in the Augusta Co, VA, court records: "Stephen Conrad vs. George Hoffmans.--Abates by plaintiff's death."

(This entry occurred after his death so must belong to another unknown Stephen but is placed here for safe keeping until that person can be identified.

11/20/1776 Augusta Co, VA court records: "Stephen Conrad, vice Frederick Haynes--road overseer.")

From Augusta Co, VA court records:

10/26/1767 "Catherine Conrad, widow of Stephen Conrad, on account of ill health and age refuses to administer on Stephen's estate and asks to have her eldest son George Conrad appointed. Teste: Jacob Purkey, Henry Lung."

11/17/1767 "George Conrad qualifies administrator of Stephen Conrad."

11/26/1767 "Stephen Conrad's estate sold to, viz: John Coutch, Lewis Fisher, Stephen Hensbengar, Zachariah Rexrode, Henry Tamewood, Peachey Gilmore."

8/17/1769. "Settlement recorded of estate of Stephen Conrad (Geo. Conrod, executor)--Paid, viz: Jacob Bear, John Fudge, Jno. Michl. Stophelmire, Mathias Kersh, Michl. Summy, Jno. Seller, Valentine Mitcher, Paul Lingal, Mauks Swadley, Jacob Archinbright, Peter Smith, Saml. Maggot, Michl. Shirley, Jacob Shell, Christian Pikle, Jacob Peters,
Conrad Peterfish, George Fullingar, Geo. Mallo."

7/16/1770 "George Conrad (and Catherine ( ), eldest son and heir of Stephen Conrad to Stephen Conrad, brother of said George £__, natural love and affection. Two tracts 125 acres, 106 acres of which is part of 108 acres conveyed to said George by John Burk and 19 acres, part of tract whereon George now lives, on Boon's Run, a branch of Shanandore; also 24 acres patented to Stephen Conrad, father to Stephen, 30th August, 1763, and descended to George as eldest son and heir, lying between Lusk and Boon's Runs; corner John Sellers; corner Nutt's land; corner Wood's land; Kipling's (Kisling's, Rifling's) corner."

8/19/1776 "Stephen Conrad's further settlement-- To paid John Sworback, the minister, part of the testator's subscription; by a tract of land sold my brother. George Conrad, executor."
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