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John Shepler

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  • Name John Shepler 
    Born 1719  Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From: gc-gateway@rootsweb.com, shepler@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Re: [SHEPLER] Mary Shepler Eckstein - Frederick Co., VA,Westmoreland Co., PA
      Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 15:20:30 -0000


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      Gene,

      Henry Shepler who settled in Hampshire County, Va, by 1749 and John Shepler, who settled in the Opeckon settlement near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, were roughly contemporaries--I think. The earliest mention of John Shepler was in 1759. ""John Shepler of East Jersey, assignee of James Kennedy, no warrant, 211 acres whereon he lives on Red Bud & Opeckon near Winchester ... Surveyed ... 15 May 1759--Kennedy sold to Shepler ... " (Peggy Shomo Joyner, comp., Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Frederick County, 1747-1780, v. 2 (1985), p. 140.) Assuming that he might have been about 30 when he obtained this land, he might have been born in the late 1720s. Henry Shepler, who settled on the South Potomac in Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia) had his land surveyed (by George Washington) in 1749. He also might have been born also in the 1720s. Contemporaries--but nothing to my mind to suggest they were closely related. There are !
      absolutely no officlal records--deeds, court cases, wills--to demonstrate any relationship.

      The John and Henry Shepler mentioned in the will of Henry Shepler were his sons--presumably born in the 1750s or so. Both served in the Revolutionary War, and both, I believe, deserted. Son John Shepler apparently did move to German Township, Fayette County, Pa. and is listed there in the 1790 Census. However, I don't think it's his administration docket in Westmoreland County, Pa. in 1799. I feel that it is that of John Shepler, father of Peter and Matthias Shepler. It makes more sense to me that Peter and Matthias would administer their father's estate than the estate of their cousin--assuming that he was a cousin, which I don't think he was.

      John Shepler of the Opeckon settlement, Frederick County, Virginia sold his land in 1783. I believe that he then moved to join his sons in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The household of John Shipler was enumerated in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, in 1790, separated from the other Shipler entries (for Peter, Mathias, M. John, P. John, Henry, and Philep). It is uncertain whether the earlier P. John Shipler is Philip's son John or Peter's son John, so it is possible that this John Shipler is the son of the "P." Shipler not earlier listed. It seems more likely to me, however, that this represents the elder John Shepler, father of Matthias, Philip, and Peter, after he had sold his land in Frederick County in 1783. The household consisted of one male over 16 and two females.

      Letters of administration for the estate of John Shipler, deceased, were granted 19 February 1799 to Peter Shipler and Matthias Shipler, having given bond of 150. (Westmoreland County Administration Docket, Vol. A, p. 140.)
      "Orphans Court Minutes, March 10, 1800. John Shipler Decd. Peter Shipler and Mathias Shipler Admins of said Deceased, exhibited their accounts personal estate 94.13.6 Disbursements including an allowance to the Admins for their trouble and expense of 4.10.0 is 46.3.9 Ballance after deducting expense of entry and Certificate one dollar and Seventy five centers is 47.16.8 to be distributed as the Law directs." (Westmoreland County Orphans Court Book A, p. 34
      To my mind, nothing is strange about two unrelated families from different counties in Virginia settling near one another in southwestern Pennsylvania. This was a major migration route, over the mountains and down the Youghiogheny and Monogahela Rivers.

      David
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1799  Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From DeAndrea Folster email of 06 Jun 2008 (in part)

      "I had several sources that may indicate that Henry (b. C1719 )and John (b. C1720) father was Henry Shepler Sr. Books that had information in were "Men & Manors In the South Branch Valley"; Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants; Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement in Va.; Hardy Co. West Va. Deeds Book 1 (Hardy Co. formed from Hanpshire Co. 1786) Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement Vol. #3; 1782 census Hampshire Co. Val; Frederick Co. Wills 1807; Etc.
      The Book that I found Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Frederick Co. 1747-1780 does list John Shepler of East Jersey. I am assuming that East Jersey was a place in Frederick Co. not the State of New Jersey because it goes on to say "he lives on Redbud Run and Opeckon near Winchester."
      There is a record of a land transaction of Henry and John that referred to "Land My Father Henry Shipler dec'd formerly lived on "deed patent being date 21 April 1780 Lot 17 (to the sons) original survey 7 Aug. 1749.
      "From Ray Albin: A map of John Shepler's land in Frederick County, Virginia showing 211 acres assigned from James Kennedy to John Shepler, surveyed in 1752. Adjoining land owners, WilliamAlbin, James Hagen and Hugh Farrell. William Albin's son William Bruce Albin married John Shepler's daughter Malinda Magdalene.
    Person ID I1375  Shepler Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 May 2017 

    DNA Tests  11 people have linked a DNA test to John Shepler 

    Father Unknown Shepler 
    Family ID F79090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Magdalena Peters,   b. 1720, Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married
    • i. MARY MARGARET SHEPLER, b. Bet. 1735 to 1745, Germany?
      ii. MATHIAS SHEPLER, b. Abt. 1740, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany; d. 25 Apr 1822, Rostraver, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
      iii. JANE (NANCY JANE) AKA AGNES SHEPLER, b. Bet. 1740 to 1755, probably Germany; d. 1810, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
      iv. PHILLIP SHEPLER, b. Abt. 1741, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany; d. 22 May 1829, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
      v. PETER SHEPLER, b. Abt. 1742, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany.
      vi. MALINDA MAGDALENE SHEPLER, b. Abt. 1746, Germany?; d. 1816, Kentucky.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Margaret Shepler,   b. 1737, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Mathias Shepler,   b. 1740, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1822, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +3. Philip Shepler,   b. 1741, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1829, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    +4. Peter Shepler,   b. 1742, Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    +5. Nancy Jane 'Agnes' Shepler,   b. 1744, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    +6. Malinda Magdalene Shepler,   b. 1752, Winchester City, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1816, Nelson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F62829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Westmoreland County, PA Municipalities
    Westmoreland County, PA Municipalities

    Histories
    Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol 2 - PG117
    Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol 2 - PG117
    Albin Family Genealogy - 16 Oct 2013
    Albin Family Genealogy - 16 Oct 2013
    Descendants of John Shepler PG109 of 215
    Descendants of John Shepler PG109 of 215
    Smock Family Genealogy, Gene & Edwin Smock) 9 Feb 2010

    The location noted below is Sheppler Hill, which is the highest point in the township and was at one time, property of the Shepler family.
    The Valley Independent - 24 Jan 1918 PG1
    The Valley Independent - 24 Jan 1918 PG1

  • Notes 
    • He was born Abt. 1720 in what is now Germany.
      Magdalen (a) is the daughter of Unknown and Unknown. She was born in Germany.
      Notes for Magdalen (a):
      General Notes:
      Surname also Shiplor or Shipler and Schepler.
      Undocumented arrival to the colonies has been placed as 1755, this may be the wrong date as a deed from Lord Fairfax to John Shepler for his land in Frederick Co., VA was dated in 1752.
      His will was documented in Westmoreland Co., PA in 1799.
      Sons Mathias and Peter named as Executors.
      From DeAndrea Folster email of 06 Jun 2008 (in part)
      "I had several sources that may indicate that Henry (b. C1719 )and John (b. C1720) father was Henry Shepler Sr. Books that had information in were "Men & Manors In the South Branch Valley"; Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants; Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement in Va.; Hardy Co. West Va. Deeds Book 1 (Hardy Co. formed from Hanpshire Co. 1786) Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement Vol. #3; 1782 census Hampshire Co. Val; Frederick Co. Wills 1807; Etc.
      The Book that I found Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Frederick Co. 1747-1780 does list John Shepler of East Jersey. I am assuming that East Jersey was a place in Frederick Co. not the State of New Jersey because it goes on to say "he lives on Redbud Run and Opeckon near Winchester."
      There is a record of a land transaction of Henry and John that referred to "Land My Father Henry Shipler dec'd formerly lived on "deed patent being date 21 April 1780 Lot 17 (to the sons) original survey 7 Aug. 1749."
      From Ray Albin: A map of John Shepler's land in Frederick County, Virginia showing 211 acres assigned from James Kennedy to John Shepler, surveyed in 1752. Adjoining land owners, William Albin, James Hagen and Hugh Farrell. William Albin's son William Bruce Albin married John Shepler's daughter Malinda Magdalene.
      From Ray Albin two items:
      (1) Deed from Lord Fairfax to John Shepler.
      (2) Survey map of John Shepler's land in Frederick Co., VA living next to William Albin Sr.

      John Shepler and Magdalen (a). They had 6 children.
      i. Mary Margaret Shepler . She was born Bet. 1735–1740 in Germany. She married Leonard Eckstein. They were married 1760 in Virginia.
      ii. Mathias Shepler . He was born Abt. 1740 in Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany. He died on 25 Apr 1822 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
      iii. Jane (Nancy Jane) aka Agnes Shepler . She was born Abt. 1744 in probablyGermany. She married John Corwin. They were married Abt. 1773 in Probably Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. She died Aft. 1820 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.
      iv. Philip Shepler . He was born Abt. 1741 in Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany. He died on 22 May 1829 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.
      v. Peter Shepler . He was born Abt. 1742 in Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany.
      7vi. Malinda Magdalene Shepler . She was born Abt. 1746 in Germany?. She died Abt. 1816 in Kentucky.
    • He was born Abt. 1720 in what is now Germany.
      Magdalen (a) is the daughter of Unknown and Unknown. She was born in Germany.
      Notes for Magdalen (a):
      General Notes:
      Surname also Shiplor or Shipler and Schepler.
      Undocumented arrival to the colonies has been placed as 1755, this may be the wrong date as a deed from Lord Fairfax to John Shepler for his land in Frederick Co., VA was dated in 1752.
      His will was documented in Westmoreland Co., PA in 1799.
      Sons Mathias and Peter named as Executors.
      From DeAndrea Folster email of 06 Jun 2008 (in part)
      "I had several sources that may indicate that Henry (b. C1719 )and John (b. C1720) father was Henry Shepler Sr. Books that had information in were "Men & Manors In the South Branch Valley"; Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants; Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement in Va.; Hardy Co. West Va. Deeds Book 1 (Hardy Co. formed from Hanpshire Co. 1786) Chronicles of Scotch-Irish Settlement Vol. #3; 1782 census Hampshire Co. Val; Frederick Co. Wills 1807; Etc.
      The Book that I found Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Frederick Co. 1747-1780 does list John Shepler of East Jersey. I am assuming that East Jersey was a place in Frederick Co. not the State of New Jersey because it goes on to say "he lives on Redbud Run and Opeckon near Winchester."
      There is a record of a land transaction of Henry and John that referred to "Land My Father Henry Shipler dec'd formerly lived on "deed patent being date 21 April 1780 Lot 17 (to the sons) original survey 7 Aug. 1749."
      From Ray Albin: A map of John Shepler's land in Frederick County, Virginia showing 211 acres assigned from James Kennedy to John Shepler, surveyed in 1752. Adjoining land owners, William Albin, James Hagen and Hugh Farrell. William Albin's son William Bruce Albin married John Shepler's daughter Malinda Magdalene.
      From Ray Albin two items:
      (1) Deed from Lord Fairfax to John Shepler.
      (2) Survey map of John Shepler's land in Frederick Co., VA living next to William Albin Sr.

      John Shepler and Magdalen (a). They had 6 children.
      i. Mary Margaret Shepler . She was born Bet. 1735–1740 in Germany. She married Leonard Eckstein. They were married 1760 in Virginia.
      ii. Mathias Shepler . He was born Abt. 1740 in Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany. He died on 25 Apr 1822 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
      iii. Jane (Nancy Jane) aka Agnes Shepler . She was born Abt. 1744 in probablyGermany. She married John Corwin. They were married Abt. 1773 in Probably Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. She died Aft. 1820 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.
      iv. Philip Shepler . He was born Abt. 1741 in Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany. He died on 22 May 1829 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.
      v. Peter Shepler . He was born Abt. 1742 in Rhenesh Palatinate, Germany.
      7vi. Malinda Magdalene Shepler . She was born Abt. 1746 in Germany?. She died Abt. 1816 in Kentucky.