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Descendants of Mathias Kersh
 

Generation No. 1

1.  MATHIAS1 KERSH1 was born  in Heidelberg, Germany1, and died 1807 in Rockingham Co, VA2.  He married ANNA MARGARET3.  She died Aft. 18084.

More About MATHIAS KERSH:
Baptism: Bet. 1756 - 1792, Sponsored baptisms at Peaked Mtn Church, Rockingham Co, VA5
Burial: Probably unmarked grave in Cash (Kersh) Cemetery at Shenandoah Valley Airport, Augusta Co, Va6
Immigration: October 20, 1752, Came to Philadelphia aboard "Duke of Wirtenberg"6
Occupation: Farmer6
Probate: January 19, 1808, Sons George & Jacob settled estate, Rockingham Co, Executors Bond Book, 1778-1815, p. 2556
Property: September 09, 1769, Bought 290 acres near Peaked Mtn Church, Rockingham Co, VA, Book 16, p. 1496
Property1: February 06, 1787, Bought 300 acres on Quails Run, Rockingham Co, VA, Book D, p. 3226
Property2: September 18, 1787, Bought 200 acres on Divas Lick Branch one mile east of Weyers Cave, Augusta Co, VA6
Religion: 1799, Member of Peaked Mountain Church, Rockingham Co, VA7
 
Children of MATHIAS KERSH and ANNA are:
 i. DOROTHY2 KERSH8, m. JOHN HAYNES9, 17979.
 ii. MATHIAS KERSH, JR.10, b. Abt. 1763, Rockingham Co, VA11; m. UNKNOWN.
2. iii. JOHAN GEORGE KERSH, b. November 03, 1765, Rockingham Co, VA; d. 1844, Augusta Co, VA.
 iv. CHRISTINA KERSH11, b. Abt. 1768, Rockingham Co, VA11; m. JONAS HAYNES11, August 12, 178811.
 v. JOHN JACOB KERSH12, b. February 18, 1768, Rockingham Co, VA13; d. Bef. 1820; m. ELIZABETH SELLERS13, January 04, 1796, Rockingham Co, VA13; b. March 15, 1776, Rockingham Co, VA; d. April 27, 1862.

More About JOHN JACOB KERSH:
Religion: 1799, Member of Peaked Mountain Church, Rockingham Co, VA14

 vi. CATHERINE KERSH15, b. Bef. 1770, Rockingham Co, VA15; m. PETER HAYNES15.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHAN GEORGE2 KERSH (MATHIAS1)16 was born November 03, 1765 in Rockingham Co, VA17, and died 1844 in Augusta Co, VA18.  He married ANNA MARGARET LINGEL18 March 26, 1790 in Rockingham Co, VA18.  She was born February 18, 1768 in Rockingham Co, VA19, and died  in Augusta Co, VA20.

Notes for JOHAN GEORGE KERSH:
Will of Johan George Kersh, made July 16, 1841, proved February 24, 1845, Augusta County, Virginia, Book 26, p. 259.

I, George Kersh of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia being of sound mind and sane memory do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit:

1st  It is my desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid by my executor out of my personal estate.

2ndly  I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son Jacob Kersh, dec'd namely to Eliza Craun, wife of Elias Craun, Rebecca Craun, wife of John Craun, George Kersh, Adam Kersh and Amanda Kersh, children and heirs of my said son Jacob Kersh dec'd, the following property namely; I give and bequeath to the aforesaid heirs all jointly and severally & their joint and several heirs for ever three hundred acres of land situated in Rockingham County, Virginia, and adjoining the lands of Matthias Kersh, Peter Haynes & Stoutamoyer, being the same land I purchased of Jacob Ringer's heirs.  I also give & bequeath to the said heirs of my son Jacob twenty seven acres of land being the whole of an undivided fifth part of a plantation of my brother Jacob Kersh dec'd & the said fifth part of which I enherited at his death this also lies in Rockingham County adjoining the aforesaid three hundred acres & also adjoins Matthias Kersh & Haynes.  Upon condition however that the said heirs of my said son Jacob Kersh dec'd Shall for the three hundred and twenty seven acres of land pay to my executor the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars in the following manner viz. fourteen hundred dollars of which shall be paid within twelve months after my decease & the residue thereof within three years thereafter and the said sixteen hundred dollars when so paid into the hands of my executor shall be deemed personal estate to be disposed of as hereinafter mentioned.

3rdly  To my son Matthias Kersh and his heirs forever I give and bequeath the plantation on which I now reside containing about two hundred & fifty acres of land being the same I inherited from my father.  I also give and bequeath to my said son Matthias twenty eight acres of land being the whole of the undivided fifth part of one hundred & forty one acres which I inherited from my brother Jacob dec'd.  the said land lies in Rockingham County & adjoins Hayns & my said son Mathias, two shares of which said tract having been already purchased by said Mathias Kersh for and in consideration of which said bequest herein before made my said son Mathia shall pay to my executor the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars in the following manner viz. fourteen hundred dollars to be paid to my executor within twelve months after my decease & the residue thereof within three years thereafter.  the said sum of eighteen hundred dollars when so paid to my executor to be deemed personal estate in his hands to be disposed of as herein after mentioned

4th  To my daughter Mary Ann Kersh and her heirs forever I give and bequeath one hundred and sixty four acres of land adjoining the aforesaid tract upon which I reside & which I have bequeathed to my son Mathias, being the same tract of land I purchased of James Rankin and Mattew Blair upon condition nevertheless that my said daughter Mary Ann shall pay to my executor within twelve months after my decease the sum of twelve hundred dollars which said sum is to be considered personal estate in his hands to be distributed as hereinafter mentioned

5thly  It is my desire that the undivided fifth part of the tract sixty five acres of land which I inherited from my brother Jacob & which lies in Rockingham County adjoining the lands of Matthias Kersh shall be sold by my executor & the proceeds thereof to be deemed personal estate in his hands to be distributed as hereinafter mentioned

6th  In the lifetime of my son Jacob, each of my three children among themselves made a divide of my household furniture, stock & other moveable property except money & except also a bureau some beds & furniture retained by me and all the articles each rec'd was charged to them respectively with the price annexed in a book.  Now in the division of my personal estate it is my desire that his book account shall be taken as so much received by each of my said heirs & as it is my desire ultimately to make an equal distribution amongst my children I wish the amount each has received to be deducted from their proportional part of my personal estate, so as to make them equal.

7thly  It is also my will that the bonds I hold against my sons Jacob and Matthias for money loaned shall be charged to them respectively and also a receipt for money paid for my son Jacob is to be charged to his heirs & all of which sums are to be paid to my executor & to be considered as part of my personal estate.

8thly  It is my will and desire that all the aforesaid money so paid by my heirs to my executor as well as all other monies and all the residue of my personal estate of every kind shall be equally divided between my said heirs Matthias Kersh, Mary Ann Kersh & the heirs of my son Jacob Kersh dec'd. that is to say that the heirs of my son Jacob shall receive their fathers proportion of the one third part of my personal estate.

Lastly  I hereby nominate & appoint my beloved son Matthias Kersh executor of this my last will & testament by me heretofore made.  It is also my will & desire that my said executor shall not be required to give security for his performance as usual in such cases.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto assigned my name & affixed my seal this sixteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty one.

Signed & sealed in the presence of us
                                                                                   George Kersh        (Seal)
I. Givens Fulton
Samuel Miller
Hamman P. Hahn

In the County Court of Augusta Fey 24th 1945
      This last will and testament of George Kersh dec'd being at the last term proved by the oath of one of the subscribing witnesses hereto was this day further proved by I. Givens Fulton another subscribing witts hereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Matthias Kersh the executor therein named who made oath according to law and entered into and acknowledged in court a bond in the penalty of eight yhousand dollars conditioned as the law requires which bond is ordered to be recorded.  Certificate is granted him the said Matthias Kersh for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the testator aforesaid hath left visable estate more than sufficient to pay all his debts and by his will hath directed that his executor should not be obliged to give security the court accordingly require none seeing no cause from their own knowledge or the suggestiions of creditors or legatees to suspect the executor of fraud & that the estate directed to be sold when the same may subjected by the said will to the payments of debts will be sufficient to discharge all the debts.

                   Teste
                          Jefferson Kinney  Clk.
                   A Copy
                          W. D. Trout, D.C.A.C

More About JOHAN GEORGE KERSH:
Burial: Probably unmarked grave at Cash (Kersh) Cemetery at Shenandoah Valley Airport, Rockingham Co, Va20
Occupation: Farmer21
Property: Inherited 250 acres from father22
Property1: 1817, Bought 164 acres in Augusta Co, VA22
Property2: 1819, Bought 327 acres in Rockingham Co, VA22
Religion: Member of Peaked Mtn Church, Rockingham Co, VA23
Will: July 16, 1841, Dated, probated 2/24/1845, Augusta Co, VA24

More About ANNA MARGARET LINGEL:
Burial: Probably unmarked grave at Cash (Kersh) Cemetery at Shenandoah Valley Airport, Rockingham Co, Va25
Religion: June 07, 1789, Member of Peaked Mountain Church, Rockingham Co, VA26
 
Children of JOHAN KERSH and ANNA LINGEL are:
 i. JOHN GEORGE3 KERSH27, b. July 27, 1791, Augusta Co, VA28; d. Bef. 184129; m. NONE29.
3. ii. JOHAN JACOB KERSH, b. June 03, 1793, Augusta Co, VA; d. January 20, 1837, Augusta Co, VA.
 iii. JOHANNES KERSH30, b. July 06, 1798, Augusta Co, VA31; d. Bef. 184132; m. NONE32.
 iv. MARY ANN KERSH33, b. October 13, 1803, Augusta Co, VA34; d. Aft. 185035; m. NONE35.
 v. JOHN MATHIAS KERSH36, b. September 29, 1805, Augusta Co, VA37; d. June 26, 188138; m. NONE38.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  JOHAN JACOB3 KERSH (JOHAN GEORGE2, MATHIAS1)39 was born June 03, 1793 in Augusta Co, VA40, and died January 20, 1837 in Augusta Co, VA41.  He married SUSANNA WISE42.  She was born October 06, 1796 in Rockingham Co, VA43, and died January 31, 1862 in Centerville, Augusta Co, VA44.

Notes for JOHAN JACOB KERSH:
Johan Jacob Kersh later known as Jacob L. Kersh

More About JOHAN JACOB KERSH:
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Rockingham Co, VA45
Confirmation: June 28, 1813, Salem Church, Augusta Co, VA46
Property: Bought 124 acres in Wise Hollow from Adam Wise, Augusta Co, VA, Book 44, p. 20047
Property1: 1829, Bought 49 acres48
Religion: Member of St. Michaels Reformed Church, Rockingham Co, VA49

More About SUSANNA WISE:
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Rockingham Co, VA50
Confirmation: June 28, 1813, Salem Church, Augusta Co, VA51
Probate: April 25, 1854, Freed slave John52
Residence: 1850, Living in 2 1/2 Dist, Augusta Co, VA53
Residence1: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA54
 
Children of JOHAN KERSH and SUSANNA WISE are:
 i. ELIZA WISE4 KERSH55, b. February 15, 1820, Augusta Co, VA56; d. November 14, 186756; m. ELIAS CRAUN57, December 18, 183758.
 ii. MARGARET L. KERSH59, b. December 23, 1821, Augusta Co, VA60; d. January 26, 184960; m. JOHN CRAUN, JR.61, March 05, 184062.
4. iii. GEORGE PEIFFER KERSH, b. February 17, 1824, Augusta Co, VA; d. August 30, 1893, Augusta Co, VA.
 iv. AMANDA CATHERINE KERSH62, b. December 03, 1826, Augusta Co, VA62; d. April 27, 186962; m. JOHN SMITH62.

More About AMANDA CATHERINE KERSH:
Residence: 1850, Living in 2 1/2 Dist, Augusta Co, VA63

 v. ADAM WISE KERSH64, b. November 16, 1828, Augusta Co, VA65; d. March 22, 190565; m. NONE65.

More About ADAM WISE KERSH:
Military service: Bet. July 31, 1861 - May 11, 1865, Private, Co F, 52nd Virginia Infantry, wrote many letters back home which are published66
Occupation: 1850, Farmer67
Occupation1: 1860, Cabinet Maker68
Residence: 1850, Living in 2 1/2 Dist, Augusta Co, VA69
Residence1: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA70
Residence2: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA71
Residence3: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA72
Residence4: 1900, Living in Centerville Dist, Augusta Co, VA73

 vi. JOHN H. KERSH74, b. October 19, 1831, Augusta Co, VA75; d. June 27, 183375.
 vii. SAMUEL F. KERSH75, b. July 07, 1834, Augusta Co, VA75; d. October 10, 183475.
 

Generation No. 4

4.  GEORGE PEIFFER4 KERSH (JOHAN JACOB3, JOHAN GEORGE2, MATHIAS1)76 was born February 17, 1824 in Augusta Co, VA76, and died August 30, 1893 in Augusta Co, VA76.  He married MARGARET JANE HUFFMAN77 December 28, 1848 in Rockingham Co, VA78.  She was born February 26, 1829 in Rockingham Co, VA79, and died October 15, 1909 in Augusta Co, VA80.

More About GEORGE PEIFFER KERSH:
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Rockingham Co, VA80
Occupation: 1850, Farmer81
Residence: 1850, Living in 2 1/2 Dist, Augusta Co, VA81
Residence1: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA82
Residence2: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA83
Residence3: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA84

More About MARGARET JANE HUFFMAN:
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Rockingham Co, VA85
Occupation: 1900, Farmer86
Residence: 1850, Living in 2 1/2 Dist, Augusta Co, VA87
Residence1: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA88
Residence2: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA89
Residence3: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA90
Residence4: 1900, Living in Centerville Dist, Augusta Co, VA91
 
Children of GEORGE KERSH and MARGARET HUFFMAN are:
 i. ELIZABETH JOSEPHINE5 KERSH92, b. December 09, 1849, Augusta Co, VA93; d. 192893; m. JAMES DENTON93.

More About ELIZABETH JOSEPHINE KERSH:
Residence: 1850, Living in 2 1/2 Dist, Augusta Co, VA94
Residence1: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA95
Residence3: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA96

 ii. LOUISE JANE KERSH97, b. July 20, 1851, Augusta Co, VA97; d. March 10, 1882, Staunton,VA98; m. NONE99.

More About LOUISE JANE KERSH:
Residence: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA100
Residence1: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA101

 iii. MARTHA ANN KERSH102, b. December 18, 1852, Augusta Co, VA102; d. January 26, 1940102; m. PETER JEFFERSON CRAUN102, March 03, 1875102.

More About MARTHA ANN KERSH:
Residence: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA103
Residence1: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA104

 iv. STEPHEN ADAM KERSH105, b. February 28, 1855, Augusta Co, VA106; d. June 04, 1938107; m. AGNES IDELLA LONG107, October 22, 1879, Staunton, VA107; b. May 01, 1858; d. July 27, 1935.

More About STEPHEN ADAM KERSH:
Occupation: 1860, Farm laborer108
Residence: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA108
Residence1: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA109

 v. SUSAN ALICE KERSH110, b. March 09, 1857, Augusta Co, VA110; d. September 13, 1948111; m. WILLIAM F. LANDES111, September 13, 1878112.

More About SUSAN ALICE KERSH:
Residence: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA113
Residence1: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA114

 vi. GEORGEANNA CATHERINE KERSH115, b. May 28, 1859, Augusta Co, VA115; d. April 28, 1938116; m. JAMES W. ALLEN116.

More About GEORGEANNA CATHERINE KERSH:
Residence: 1860, Living in Burkes Mill, Augusta Co, VA117
Residence1: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA118

 vii. SARA VIRGINIA KERSH119, b. August 20, 1862, Augusta Co, VA119; d. February 09, 1949120; m. DANIEL PRESTON SCHULL120.

More About SARA VIRGINIA KERSH:
Residence: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA121
Residence1: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA122

 viii. EMMA BELLE KERSH123, b. July 17, 1866, Augusta Co, VA124; d. January 03, 1941125; m. BENJAMIN CARL MILLER125, February 05, 1891.

More About EMMA BELLE KERSH:
Residence: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA126
Residence1: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA127

 ix. CAROLINE MAUDE KERSH128, b. April 13, 1870, Augusta Co, VA129; d. January 02, 1952130; m. WILLIAM MOFFETT REEVES130, December 19, 1891, Mossy Creek,VA130.

More About CAROLINE MAUDE KERSH:
Residence: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA131
Residence1: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA132

 x. WILLIAM CLAUDE KERSH133, b. April 13, 1870, Augusta Co, VA134; d. July 05, 1942, Harrisonburg, VA134; m. ELIZABETH CATHERINE KIRACOFE135, March 25, 1891, Sangerville, Augusta Co, VA136; b. June 13, 1865, Mint Spring, Augusta Co, VA137; d. February 11, 1934, Bridgewater, VA138.

More About WILLIAM CLAUDE KERSH:
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Rockingham Co, VA139
Cause of Death: Cerebral Thrombosis
Occupation: 1910, Farmer140
Occupation1: 1920, Merchant141
Occupation2: 1929, Salesman for International Harvester, later salesman for D. S. Thomas & Son Pontiac142
Property: April 07, 1897, Bought Caroline Kersh rights in Kersh farm142
Residence: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA143
Residence1: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA144
Residence2: 1900, Living in Centerville Dist, Augusta Co, VA145
Residence3: 1910, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA146
Residence4: 1920, Living in Bridgewater, VA147

More About ELIZABETH CATHERINE KIRACOFE:
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Rockingham Co, VA148
Residence: 1870, Living in Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co, VA149
Residence1: 1900, Living in Centerville Dist, Augusta Co, VA150
Residence2: 1910, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA151
Residence3: 1920, Living in Bridgewater, VA152

 xi. MAGGIE REBECCA KERSH153, b. November 20, 1875, Augusta Co, VA154; d. April 11, 1894154; m. NONE155.

More About MAGGIE REBECCA KERSH:
Residence: 1880, Living in North River Dist, Augusta Co, VA156
 
 

Endnotes

1.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
2.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886, Location from Crump, 2000.
3.  Record of Peaked Mtn Church, William & Mary Quarterly 1st Series, v. 13, p 247-256, v. 14, p. 9-19, 186-193.
4.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
5.  Record of Peaked Mtn Church, William & Mary Quarterly 1st Series, v. 13, p 247-256, v. 14, p. 9-19, 186-193.
6.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
7.  Record of Peaked Mtn Church, William & Mary Quarterly 1st Series, v. 13, p 247-256, v. 14, p. 9-19, 186-193.
8.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
9.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
10.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
11.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
12.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
13.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
14.  Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun.
15.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
16.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
17.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh, Location from Boitnott, 1986.
18.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
19.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh, Location from Boitnott, 1986.
20.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
21.  Ancestral Charts of Juanelle Crump, 2000.
22.  Kersh Family History by Juanelle Crump, abt1990.
23.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
24.  Will of Johan George Kersh, dated 7/16/1841, probated 2/24/1845, Augusta Co, VA, Book 26, p. 259.
25.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
26.  Record of Peaked Mtn Church, William & Mary Quarterly 1st Series, v. 13, p 247-256, v. 14, p. 9-19, 186-193.
27.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
28.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh, Location from Crump, 2000.
29.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
30.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
31.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh.
32.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
33.  Will of Johan George Kersh, dated 7/16/1841, probated 2/24/1845, Augusta Co, VA, Book 26, p. 259.
34.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh, Location from Crumo, 2000.
35.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
36.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
37.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh, Location from Crump, 2000.
38.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
39.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh.
40.  Family Bible record of Johan George Kersh, Location from Boitnott, 1986.
41.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886, Location from Crump, 2000.
42.  Death Certificate of Susanna Kersh, Augusta Co, p. 55, line 340.
43.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
44.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886, Location from Death Certificate, Augusta Co, p. 55, line 340.
45.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
46.  Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun.
47.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
48.  Kersh Family History by Juanelle Crump, abt1990.
49.  Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun.
50.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
51.  Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun.
52.  Kersh Family History by Juanelle Crump, abt1990.
53.  1850 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 329.
54.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
55.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
56.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
57.  Will of Johan George Kersh, dated 7/16/1841, probated 2/24/1845, Augusta Co, VA, Book 26, p. 259.
58.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
59.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
60.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
61.  Will of Johan George Kersh, dated 7/16/1841, probated 2/24/1845, Augusta Co, VA, Book 26, p. 259.
62.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
63.  1850 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 329.
64.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
65.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
66.  52nd Virgina Infantry by Robert J. Driver, Jr., H. E. Howard, Inc, 1986.
67.  1850 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 329.
68.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
69.  1850 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 329.
70.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
71.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
72.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 375B.
73.  1900 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 28, p. 137.
74.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
75.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
76.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
77.  Descendancy Report of Valentine Huffman by Richard Shindle, 4/18/2000.
78.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
79.  Descendancy Report of Valentine Huffman by Richard Shindle, 4/18/2000.
80.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
81.  1850 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 329.
82.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
83.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
84.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 375B.
85.  Ancestral Charts of Juanelle Crump, 2000.
86.  1900 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 28, p. 137.
87.  1850 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 329.
88.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
89.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
90.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 575B.
91.  1900 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 28, p. 137.
92.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
93.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
94.  1850 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 329.
95.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
96.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
97.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
98.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000, Location from FTM CD 03, tree # 4918.
99.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
100.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
101.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
102.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
103.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
104.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
105.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
106.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
107.  Letter from Elizabeth Keagy to Juanelle Crump, 9/18, 1979.
108.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
109.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
110.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
111.  Family Tree Maker CD 03, tree # 4918.
112.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
113.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
114.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
115.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
116.  Family Tree Maker CD 03, tree # 4918.
117.  1860 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 923.
118.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
119.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
120.  Family Tree Maker CD 03, tree # 4918.
121.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
122.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 375B.
123.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
124.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886, Location from Crump, 2000.
125.  Family Tree Maker CD 03, tree # 4918.
126.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
127.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 375B.
128.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
129.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
130.  Family Tree Maker CD 03, tree # 4918.
131.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
132.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 375B.
133.  Death Certificate of Annie Margaret Mottern,  #51, Virginia.
134.  Death Certificate of William Claude Kersh, File #16741, Reg #228.
135.  Death Certificate of Annie Margaret Mottern,  #51, Virginia.
136.  Marriage Record of William Claude Kersh, Augusta Co, File 234, #6104.
137.  Family Bible record of William Claude Kersh, Location from Death Certificate of William Claude Kersh, File #16741, Reg #228.
138.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
139.  Death Certificate of William Claude Kersh, File #16741, Reg #228.
140.  1910 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 34, p. 3B.
141.  1920 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 82, p. 13A.
142.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
143.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 328.
144.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 375B.
145.  1900 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 28, p. 137.
146.  1910 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 34, p. 3B.
147.  1920 Census of Rockingham Co, VA, ED 82, p. 13A.
148.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
149.  1870 Census of Augusta Co, VA, p. 378.
150.  1900 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 28, p. 137.
151.  1910 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 34, p. 3B.
152.  1920 Census of Rockingham Co, VA, ED 82, p. 13A.
153.  Ancestors of Karen & Greg Boitnott by John W. Boitnott, 12/1886.
154.  Group Sheets from Juanelle Crump, 2000.
155.  Ancestral Charts of Juanelle Crump, 2000.
156.  1880 Census of Augusta Co, VA, ED 24, p. 375B.