The following data is extracted from Genealogy of the Switzers.
“A History of the Valley of Virginia,” (Fourth edition, page 181 by Samuel Kercheval.)
Having referred to the month of October and the year 1787, the authority above named gives this statement:
“The same year and month, the town of Watson, (commonly called Capon Springs), in the County of Hampshire, was established. Twenty acres of land to be laid off in lots and streets. Elias Poston, Henry Fry, Isaac Hawk, Jacob Hoover, John Winterton, Valentine Swisher, * Rudolph Bumgardner, Paul Mclvor, * * John Sherman Woodcock and Isaac Zane, Gentlemen Trustees.”
(Copied by W. F. Switzer.)
*Swisher should be Switzer. (Schweitzer.)
**McIvor is correct; this was afterwards written McKeever.
The foregoing data was obtained in September 1938, from Frank C. Switzer of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Frank C. Switzer is a great, great-grandson of Nicholas Switzer, (immigrant), who came to America in 1761; and one of the three brothers heretofore mentioned. Much of the foregoing correspondence, documents and information had been collected by Mrs. Cornelia Switzer Burkholder, an aunt of Frank C. Switzer and ‘a great granddaughter of Nicholas Switzer, immigrant. (Robert Mauck Switzer, Gallipolis, Ohio.)
Source: Genealogy of the Switzers