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Re: Mathias Fender-Shendandoah Co., VA
Posted by: Allen Sales (ID *****9270) Date: February 01, 2005 at 15:09:39
In Reply to: Re: Mathias Fender-Shendandoah Co., VA by Karen Grubb of 133

In the 1789 Shenandoah land tax list, I find Mathias, Barbary, wife of Martin, and Fredrick FINTER. Martin bought land in Rockbridge in 1800 (Grantor index Rockbridge 1778-1848). The Augusta County Revolutionary War Pension index transcript lists Frederick Finder with aliases of Fenter, Fanter and Finder. He received a wound in his left arm and received a disability pension (Gov. Randolph awarded Fredrick Finder, Fintar the pension in 1787).

In the Rockbridge County Census of 1810, Martin Fenter appears and again in the 1820 and 1830 Censuses as Martin Fainter.

In the transcript of the 1835 Pension Roll, Martin and Frederick appear as Fainter and Finder, alias Fender respectively.

In 1835 Frederick was 73 and Martin was 95. In 1836, Frederick died and his wife, Rachel Finder received the pension.

Family lore has Martin the father of my ggrandfather, John, and they appear close in the 1830 Census. John was born in 1798 and Martin was 58 in 1798.

It seems to me that Barbary (Barbara) would have been too old to be the mother of John. Is it possible Frederick was the son of Martin and father of John, or did Martin marry again?

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