Valentine Switzer. (Immigrant) arrived from Germany, Oct. 13, 1749. He was a brother of John and Nicholas Switzer, who arrived in 1753 and 1761, from Germany, and all settled in Hampshire County, Virginia. Mary Hotzenbella, Wife of Valentine Switzer, was a daughter of Stephen and Barbara Hotzenbella of Frederick County, Virginia. CHILDREN: Phillip Switzer, John
The foregoing will was admitted to probate in Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on 14 May 19, 1817. The testator, Valentine Switzer, is the same Valentine Switzer mentioned in the Stephen Hotzenbella will as son-in-law. The wife of the said Valentine Switzer, being Mary Hotzenbella (Hotzenpillar), a daughter of said Stephen Hotzenbella. There can
A manuscript consisting of the descendants of Walter Woodworth of Scituate, Massachusetts.
This manuscript is an eclectic collection of various Switzer lines that all connect back to Valentine Switzer, the original immigrant to America in 1749. The surnames that follow are those surnames which can be found within the manuscript: Allen, Backus, Becker, Beckey, Berry, Bing, Bird, Blake, Brewer; Bumgardner, Burkholder, Canaday, Chapelle, Cherrington, Coffman, Copeland, Davis,
Nicholls – Bruce Line The following is quoted from the book “Sergeant Francis Nicholls and Descendants of his Son, Caleb,” by Walter Nicholls. This book may be found in the Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill. The Nicholls-Bruce Lineage: King Robert Bruce, 1334; Robert Bruce Clackmanon, 1367; Sir Edward Bruce, Sir Robert Bruce, 1393; Sir David Bruce,
Following are some of the prominent Hunts in America, of past generations: BENJAMIN FANEUIL HUNT: lawyer; b. Watertown, Mass., 1792; d. New York City, 1857; elected to State House of Representatives, South Carolina, 1818; one of the “main props” of the Union Party in S. C. 1830-4; noted for his eloquence. CHARLES SEDGWICK HUNT: journalist;
ALBERT CLARENCE HUNT: b. Clarksville, Ark., 1888; s. of William T. H-; grad M. Mil. Acad., Mexico, Mo., 1906; admitted to Okla. Bar, 1909 and began practice at Wagoner; dist. judge 21st Jud. Dist., Okla., 1921-25 assn. justice Supreme Court of Okla., Term 1925-31. Democrat; Mem. M. E Ch. Add. State Capitol, Okla. City, Okla.
Hunt Family Genealogy: A book, written by Henry Seaver, which provides a quick study into the genealogies of the Hunt Family – English and American. Reliable authorities have the following to say in regard to the origin and meaning of the name “Hunt”: “Huntsman. As Hunter the name of the office remains, a surname; shortened also to Hunt. Hunt-`to pursue,’ and is applied to the sports of the chase-to follow game. Old Norse-Hundi (a dog), Norman French-le Huant, German-Hund, Hundt, Dutch-Hunt, Welsh-Hund, Hunti. It may not be known to all our “Hunts” that theirs, the shorter form, was the most familiar term in use; hence the number that at present exist. We are told in the `Knight’s Tale’ of the-`Hunte and horne, and houndes him beside’; while but a little further on he speaks of-`The hunte ystrangled with the wilde heres.’ “
1891 AmendmentAn Act to Amend and Further Extend the Benefits of the Act Approved February Eighth, Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven, Statutes at Large 26, 794-96, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section one of the act entitled “An act to provide
Brief sketches from the American Missionary Association for the years 1888 to 1895. The main purpose of this organization was to eliminate slavery, to educate African Americans, to promote racial equality, and to promote Christian values. They discussed many missionary topics in each publication, Blacks, Indians, schools, and much more.