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Father of Jacob SHEETS
Mother of Jacob

Jacob SHEETS
(Abt 1736-1809)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Maria Veronica ETERIS

2. Elizabeth BUTT
3. Elizabeth BLACKHAM

Jacob SHEETS 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1736, Germany 1
  • Marriage (1): Maria Veronica ETERIS on 31 Jul 1759 in Whitemarsh, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth BUTT on 2 Jul 1788 in Augusta Co., Virginia
  • Marriage (3): Elizabeth BLACKHAM on 9 Jun 1796 in Old Stone Pres. Church, Fort Defiance, VA.
  • Died: 14 Jul 1809, Augusta Co., Virginia about age 73

bullet   Another name for Jacob was Jacob SHÜTZ, SHUTZ, SCHÜTZ, SCHUTZ, SCHÜETZ, SCHEETZ, SHEETZ.

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bullet  General Notes:

Link to the Sheets Family Tree Site maintained collectively by all contributors.
Site administrator: Brad Sheets
http://thesheetsfamilytree.com/page1.php

Contributors:
Otho Glenn Clay- 1956
Glenn A. Sheets- 1980
Helen (Sheets) Fleming - 1980
Rebecca (Dawson) Sheets-1980
Rachel (Sheets)Zook - 2008
J.E.B. Benedict - 1990's
Mary Jo Mitchell - 2008
Jacob Sheets Jr. (2) info and overall Courthouse Research from James Dwight Sheets and his wife Anna Crouch.
Leon Sheets- 2008
Kathy Dean-2008
Brad Sheets -2008
Cliff Sheets-2008
Paul A. Clay -1988 -Current
Delbert Neal Sheets for the John Sheets first son of Jacob line.
Lawrence R. Sheets for help on the George Peter son of Jacob line.


Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819
Name: John Eteris Description: Executor Date: 19 Sep 1784 Prove Date: 28 Sep 1784 BookPage: T:60 Remarks: Eteris, John. Whitemarsh, Co. of Phila. Yeoman. Sept 19, 1784. Sept 28, 1784. T.60. Wife: Dorothy. Children: Andrew, Henry, George, John, Mary Sheetz, Wife of Jacob Sheetz, Catherine Runkle, Margaret Faberitz. Son-in-law: Jacob Sheetz. Exec: George and John Eteris.


Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
about Jacob Sheetz
Name:Jacob Sheetz Date:13 Jul 1803 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:Executor Book_Date:WB10-294 Prove Date:24 Jul 1809

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
about Jacob Sheetz
Name:Jacob Sheetz Date:24 Jul 1809 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:Agreement between Elizabeth Sheetz, widow and relict of Jacob Sheetz and John, Peter, Philip, Daniel, Andrew, Henry Sheetz. She releases dower. Description:Decedent's Son Book_Date:WB10-301

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
about Jacob Sheetz
Name:Daniel Sheetz Date:15 Jun 1810 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 heirs (see his will, p. 294, supra) agree to give their brother Jacob the $1,000 left him in the original will. Heirs are, viz: Daniel, Philip, Andrew, Henry, John, Peter. Description:Decedent's Son Book_Date:WB10-411

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data:
Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912.

Information from Ann Crouch http://annasheets.brinkster.net/sheets.html
Jacob Shutz was born about 1730-1740 in Germany and died 1809 in Augusta County, Virginia. Jacob Shutz arrived in Pennsylvania on the ship, Snow Rowan, in 9-29-1753 from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On the Snow Rowan, a Matthias Shutz is also listed. A Mattheus Schuz married Catherine Schneider on 8-11-1760 at the German Reformed Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, the only mention of Jacob in Pennsylvania with another person named Schuetz was Mary Magdalena Schuetz who married George Peter Bock. A family legend states that two brothers came to Augusta County, Virginia from Pennsylvania. Another story (that I found on the Internet) is that three brothers, Jacob, Mathias, and Yost immigrated to America. Yost stayed in Pennsylvania, Jacob moved to Virginia and Mathias moved to North Carolina.
In Jacob's will and other documents, he signed his name as Shutz. In the Pennsylvania German church records, the minister wrote his name as Schuetz.
Jacob's first wife was Mary Veronica Edrisch who was born about 1730 in Pennsylvania and died prior to 1788 in Virginia. Veronica is alive in 1784 since she is mentioned in her father's will. They were married on July 31, 1759 in Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania by Reverend John George Alsentz. Jacob and Veronica's eldest six children were born in Pennsylvania and baptized at Boehm's Evangelical Reformed Church Cemetery, Whitepain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Veronica was the daughter of John Edrisch and Dorothy. John and Dorothy are buried at Boehm's Evangelical Reformed Church Cemetery, Whitepain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. When Jacob and Veronica moved to Virginia from Pennsylvania they undoubtedly traveled on the main road that lead from Lancaster, Pennsylvania through Hagerstown, Maryland and then down into Winchester and Shenandoah Valley. They settled just to the north of Staunton near Mt Sidney, Virginia. Jacob and Veronica had two more children in Virginia.
Jacob's second wife was Elizabeth Butt. Jacob and Elizabeth were married on July 2, 1789 Augusta County, Virginia. Elizabeth died before 1796 in Virginia.
Jacob marries for the third time to Elizabeth Player, a widow, in 1796. Elizabeth survived Jacob and died in 1818 in Augusta County, Virginia.
Jacob bought 300 acres of land on the branches of Naked Creek in Augusta County, Virginia on September 16, 1777 and was a resident of Augusta County, Virginia by 1781 since he was allowed a Revolutionary claim for furnishing supplies to the Augusta County Militia Court of Claim Book page 50 claim allowed 4-20-1782. He had 27 acres surveyed on 3-26-1785. This land was on the southwest side of Naked Creek and adjoined Jacob's land. Jacob had 200 acres of land surveyed on 2-4-1791. This land bordered land he already owned. Jacob eventually owed 1159 acres of land on the waters of Naked Creek, Augusta County, Virginia
Jacob is listed In the Augusta County tax list of 1782. Jacob and son John are tithables in 1783. In the 1787 Augusta County, Virginia personal property tax list, Jacob is listed with 1 male over 16 and under 21, 7 horses, mules, and mares, and 16 cattle. His son John is listed in this tax list, but Jacob makes payment for him. He is also listed in the 1800 Augusta County tax list with two men over 21, (Jacob & son Henry), 5 horses and 2 slaves over 16.
Jacob had his land surveyed in 1802 and divided between his 6 sons by his first wife. Jacob also owned land in Fayette County, Kentucky on Eagle Creek, which he left to all seven sons to sell or divide. This land was owned jointly with John Sheets and was 2,481 ?c acres. The land was surveyed on 12-1-1786. The survey is listed in The Kentucky Land Grants Volume 1, Part 1 and Chapter II Virginia Grants (1782-1792) The Counties of Kentucky, page 119.
Jacob's will was written 7-13-1803 and proved on 7-24-1809. On 6-27-1806, Jacob disowned his youngest son, Jacob Jr. In the selling of Jacob's estate (6-21-1809) are listed two adult slave and five children, net value totaling $1250.
Jacob had nine children, he had two sons named Jacob, therefore I am assuming that the eldest Jacob died early, as the only mention of him is his baptismal record. His children by his first wife were:
(listed )
Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
about Jacob Sheets
Name:Jacob Sheets Date:19 Jul 1790 Notes:This marriage 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:Bride is the daughter of Henry Butt, who consents in German. Witness Jacob Sheets signs in German. Description:Witness Bond Date:19 Jul 1790

From Leon Sheets & Mary Jo Mitchell :Virginia
Jacob Sheets was born in Germany about 1735 and came to this country in 1753 aboard the Snow Rowand from Rotterdam. The family believes that he came to America with a brother; there was a Mathias Sheets aboard the same ship. German spelling of his surname is "Schutz", meaning marksman. He probably came from the Palatine, where there was much concern about a possible war, and also economic hardship. Many from that area already had immigrated to Pennsylvania during the previous 50 years.

The ship docked at Philadelphia, and he settled in Montgomery Co., just to the norhwest. He first married Maria Veronica Eteris, daughter of John and Dorothy Eteris, in about 1759. Their first six children, born between 1760 and 1774, all were baptised at Boehm's Evangelical Reformed Lutheran Church, in Whitepan Township, Montgomery Co. A Jacob Sheets is on the muster roll of the First German Battallon, Continetal Army, commanded by Col. Nicholas Haussegger, Philadelphia, 1776.

The family moved to Frederick Co., Maryland and then to Augusta County Virginia, where a Jacob Sheets is listed as a member of Captain Anderson's Company. He definately was in Augusta County by 1781, when he was allowed a claim for supplies furnished the Augusta Co. Militia.

From the time the Shenendoah Valley first began to be settled in 1730, the Virginia Commonwealth government had been most desirous of encouraging this, since the settlers there would act as a first line of defence against the Indian tribes, particularly the Six Nations and their allies, who used the Valley as a north, south highway. Periodically, the Indians would send raiding parties across the Blue Ridge Mountains to attack the Tidewater and Piedmont farms to the east. Land titles were easy to get, and Jacob Sheets owned an 1100 acre farm. Religious beliefs also were not a problem, and he was an early member of theLutheran congregation that met at what was then called Wise's Hollow. The church, the first of that denomination in Augusta Co., was started about 1780 and now is known as Salem Lutheran. The first sanctuary, a log building built around 1800 still exists, although it has been moved to Mt. Sidney.

After his first wife died, Jacob married Elizabeth Butt, on July 2, 1788. They had one child, Jacob Jr, born around 1790. He also was married a third time, on June 9, 1796, to Elizabeth Plaker, widow of Peter Plaker. He died prior to July 24, 1809 when his will was offered for probate. All but one of his 9 children survived him. The youngest was removed from the will by his father "because of his behavior", but the other heirs restored the $1000 left in the original will. Jacob Sheets place of burial is not known, although it may have been in a family cemetary that was on the north side of County Road 626, about a mile east of the intersection with County Road 616.

Ref: Personal communication, Elizabeth Bushman, geneologist, Staunton, Va.
Personal communication, Herbert Sheets and Viola Sheets Dalton
Pilby, Passenger and Immigration Lists, Ed 1 vol. 3.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Location: Augusta Co., VA. 2

2. Location, 2 Jul 1788. 2

3. Location, 19 Jul 1790. 2



4. Marker: Salem Church, 2010, Mt. Sidney, Augusta, Virginia.


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Jacob married Maria Veronica ETERIS, daughter of John Peter ETRIS and Maria Dorothy, on 31 Jul 1759 in Whitemarsh, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA.1 (Maria Veronica ETERIS was born about 1740 in Pennsylvania and died before 1788.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

by Reverend John George Alsentz
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7836&enc=1>
about Maria Veronica Eteris
ntblName:Maria Veronica Eterisntbl Gender:female ntbl Spouse Name:Jacob Sheets ntbl Spouse Birth Place:PA ntbl Marriage Year:1759 ntbl Marriage State:PA ntbl Number Pages:16

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Jacob next married Elizabeth BUTT on 2 Jul 1788 in Augusta Co., Virginia. (Elizabeth BUTT died before 1796 in VA.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850

about Jacob Sheets
Name:Jacob Sheets Date:2 Jul 1788
Notes:This marriage 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:Bride gives her own consent. Description:Spouse Bond Date:2 Jul 1788

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850

about Jacob Sheets
Name:Jacob Sheets Date:19 Jul 1790
Notes:This marriage 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:Bride is the daughter of Henry Butt, who consents in German. Witness Jacob Sheets signs in German. Description:Witness Bond Date:19 Jul 1790

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Jacob next married Elizabeth BLACKHAM on 9 Jun 1796 in Old Stone Pres. Church, Fort Defiance, VA. (Elizabeth BLACKHAM died in 1818 in Augusta Co., Virginia.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

By Wm.Wilson

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Sources


1 Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Source number: 3393.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 16.

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

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