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Father of Jacob SHEETS
Mother of Jacob
John Peter ETRIS
Maria Dorothy
(Abt 1736-1809)
Maria Veronica ETERIS
(Abt 1740-Bef 1788)


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  • Born: 7 May 1760, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Barbara? in May 1810 in Augusta Co., Virginia
  • Died: 1823, Augusta Co., Virginia at age 63

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Source: James and Anna Sheets
John Sheets was born 5-7-1760 Pennsylvania and died in 1823 Augusta County, Virginia. He was baptized at Boehm's Evangelical Reformed Church Bluebell Pennsylvania. His sponsors were grandparents John and Dorothy Edrisch. John moved from the Pennsylvania colony to Augusta County, Virginia with his parents while he was a young man. He would have been a great help to his father on this move.
John is listed as a tithable in 1783 Augusta County, Virginia. John is also listed in the 1787 personal property tax list of Augusta County, Virginia. He is listed as the son of Jacob and Jacob is paying his tax. He is listed on the 1800 Augusta County, Virginia tax list with one male over 21 and 2 horses.
John bought land in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia on 2-23-1802. John received 340 acres of land from his father, which included the house and all improvements. He bought land from his youngest brother, Jacob Sheets in 1817. John also jointly owned land in Kentucky with his father.
John gave money to the trustees of Salem Church. John was appointed Lieutenant in the 32nd Regiment, 7th Brigade and 3rd Division of the Augusta County, Virginia Militia on August 25, 1821.
I did not find a marriage record that would fit with John's age, however in the settlement of his estate in 1823, it is clearly stated that the widow took her 1/3 of the estate. Frequently, John is listed with Susannah Ergelbright as his wife but in the resolution of John's estate, John & Susannah Sheetz signed the estate settlement. In 1830, a Barbara Sheets appears in the census record plus Michael Sheets' death record list Barbara as being his mother's name. Another John Sheets, who was listed as a carpenter, made his coffin.
John was listed as surety in the marriage bond for the following people, Henry, Peggy, and Catherine. The marriage bond of Henry states that John is the father of Henry. Michael's death record listed John and Barbara as his parents.


John married Barbara? in May 1810 in Augusta Co., Virginia.


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