Posted By:Patricia Seaver
Subject:Re: land records swVA & neTN
Post Date:April 11, 2007 at 08:56:33
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I will send the land records to your yahoo e-mail. Greenberry was the son of Jacob Seaver (various spellings) and Esther Croberger. My husband's line is from William Seaver, who was almost certainly Jacob's brother. William died about 1813, and Jacob signed an orphan's bond in Washington Co, VA for William's son, Jeremiah (Jacob also had a son Jeremiah).

I agree with your grandmother about this Seaver line being German. Jacob & William's sister, Elizabeth, married James Lamar 15 mar 1776 in Botetourt Co, VA. The marriage bond was written in German and was signed by Heinrich Seaver. My sister-in-law found some passenger arrival records for Sivert, Seivert and Sievert in the 1740s Philadelphia and we have some sketchy records of them in the Shenandoah Valley, but not enough to make a connection. Jacob and Esther are covered in the Jesse Seaver history, and he refers to them as the German branch. There are several errors in that history.

Jacob & Esther were living in Washington & Scott Co. VA until about 1820, when they moved to Switzerland Co, IN. Esther's parents lived in Hawkins Co, TN, which borders Scott Co, VA. Scott Co. VA was formed from Washington Co, VA, and Jacob was on the first "county court" of Scott Co., which was the equivalent of a county commissioner. I also have some records from Scott Co. and Hawkins Co. related to Jacob's death.

Jacob, William and Elizabeth also had a brother John, who married a Susannah. John died @1805, and Susannah married a Bradshaw. There was a George Seaver in Sullivan Co, TN (which borders Hawkins Co. TN and Washington Co and Scott Co, VA) in 1796, 1797 and 1812--at the same time Jacob and William were in the area. It seems likely that he was related in some way, but with no documents to indicate how old he was, there's no way to know whether he was a brother, uncle, cousin, or coincidence.