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Father of Jacob SHEETS
Mother of Jacob
John Peter ETRIS
(1709-1784)
Maria Dorothy
(1708-1790)
Jacob SHEETS
(Abt 1736-1809)
Maria Veronica ETERIS
(Abt 1740-Bef 1788)

Henry SHEETS Sr.
(1780-1856)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Sarah REESE

Henry SHEETS Sr. 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 2 Feb 1780, Augusta Co., Virginia 2
  • Marriage: Sarah REESE on 1 May 1804 in Augusta Co., Virginia
  • Died: 13 Aug 1856, Delaware Co., Ohio, USA at age 76
  • Buried: Old Eden Cem., Kilbourne, Brown, Delaware, Ohio
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bullet  General Notes:

Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: , Augusta, Virginia; Roll 66; Page: 382; Family History Number: 0181426; Image: 00400.

Source Citation: 1820 U S Census: Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, Page: 15; NARA Roll: M33_132; Image: 27.

Source Citation: Year: 1830; Census Place: Northern District, Augusta, Virginia; Roll: 189; Page: 43.

Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Delaware, Ohio; Roll: 391; Page: 189.

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Kingston, Delaware, Ohio; Roll: M432_675; Page: 327; Image: 461.
Henry Sheets age 71 born in VA.
Sarah Sheets age 65 born in Pa.
Also Lydia Wallace age 24 born in Pa and child Mary E. Wallace age 1 born in Pa.


Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
about Henry Sheetz
Name:Henry Sheetz Location:Augusta CO., VA Notes:This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley. Remarks:Jacob Sheetzs (German) will, advanced in years-To daughter, Margaret, wife of Garrett Daulton; granddaughter, Elizabeth Miller; son, Jacob (infant by second wife); son, John; son, Philip; son, Daniel; son, Peter; son, Andrew; son, Henry; wife. Exec Description:Decedent's Son Book_Date:WB10-298

L.H. Baskins History of Delaware Co., Ohio 1880.
Page 571.
Henry Sheets, with a large and grown-up family of sons and daughters, from Rockingham County, [sic Ala.] VA, settled in the woods upon a new farm in the northwestern part of the township, in the year 1834. He had seven sons: Solomon and Peter are deceased; Daniel, Benjamin and Jonathan live in Brown Township ; Benjamin owns a large grazing farm situated in Brown and Kingston Townships; Henry Sheets, Jr., owns a large farm in Kingston, near the old homestead, and the youngest son, Jacob Sheets, Esq., who for many years has been a Justice of the Peace, lives on the old homestead. The three last-named brothers are among the most enterprising and thrifty farmers in the county, and have done their full share of hard work in clearing up and improving their part of the township.

Information from Ann Sheets /http://annasheets.brinkster.net/sheets.html
Henry Sheets was born 2-2-1780 in Augusta County, Virginia and died 8-13-1856 in Delaware County, Ohio. Henry's wife was Sarah Reese who was born 10-22-1786 Augusta County, Virginia and died 7-30-1857 Ohio. John Brown, D.D. a Lutheran minister in Augusta County, Virginia married them in 1804.
Henry appears in the 1810, 1820, and 1830 census records of Augusta County, Virginia census records and then he moved to Delaware County, Ohio. Henry and Sarah were listed in the census records of 1850 living in Kingston Township, Delaware County, Ohio. Living with them were Lydia Wallace born 1826 and her daughter Mary E. Wallace age 1
Henry inherited 142 acres of land from his father. On 2-21-1831, Henry guaranteed a loan for Solomon Sheets. On 9-1832, Henry sold land in the town of Morrisville, Virginia.
Henry moved to Delaware County, Ohio with most of his sons and daughters in the 1830s. Henry and Sarah are buried Old Eden Cemetery, Brown township, Delaware County, Ohio.
Two of his daughters list Henry as their father in their marriage records. One son, John, who moved to West Virginia, has descendents who claim that John is the son of Henry. Names of the other children are from a descendent of Henry Sheets who moved to Ohio.

War of 1812 Veteran:
Henry Sheets Sr.
5th Reg. McDowell's Virginia Militia . Private
Place of residence Augusta Cty., VA
Place of Discharge Camp Roads a distance of 195 miles from residence.
Started Aug 30, 1814 til Dec 10 1814
3 months 12 days @ $8.00 month
received 2(7 or 9) and 00 cents

Henry Sheets was injured in a wagon accident 10 days prior to his death. Died at sons home in Brown township, Delaware Co., Ohio. Per Obit in Delaware Gazette 22 Aug. 1856. Moved to Delaware Co., Ohio in 1835.
Not sure which son.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Location: Augusta Co., VA. 1

2. Military: Virginia. 3

3. Residence, 1820, Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States. 5

4. Residence, 1830, Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States. 4

5. Residence: Age: 71, 1850, Kingston, Delaware, Ohio. 2



6. Photo: Photo of Henry Sheets son's House in Mt. Sidney VA, 1924, Mt. Sidney, Augusta, Virginia. Taken by Al & Etta Sheets while visiting the John Wine Family.
House is still there in 2010.



7. Family Reunion Photo: Decendents of Henry and Sarah Sheets, 1997, Kilbourne, Brown, Delaware, Ohio.



8. Family Reunion: Sheets Family Reunion, 1999, Delaware Co., Ohio, USA.



9. Photo, 2010, Mt. Sidney, Augusta, Virginia.



10. cemetery: Headstone Inscription. For to me to live is Christ and to die was gain.
Philippians 1:21
King James Version


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Henry married Sarah REESE, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 1 May 1804 in Augusta Co., Virginia. (Sarah REESE was born on 22 Oct 1786 in Pennsylvania, died on 30 Jul 1857 in Delaware Co., Ohio, USA and was buried in Old Eden Cem., Kilbourne, Brown, Delaware, Ohio.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
about Polly Rice
Groom Name:Henry Sheetz
Bride Name:Polly Ricen
Marriage Date:1 May 1804
County:Augusta
State:Virginia

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Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).

2 1850 United States Federal Census (Name: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Kingston, Delaware, Ohio; Roll: M432_675; Page: 327A; Image: 466.

3 Ancestry.com, War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).

4 1830 United States Federal Census (Name: Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch;), 1830 US Census; Census Place: Staunton, Augusta, Virginia; Page: 63; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 189; Family History Film: 0029668.

5 1820 United States Federal Census (Name: Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch;), 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Staunton, Augusta, Virginia; Page: 15; NARA Roll: M33_132; Image: 27.

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