I can't say for sure, but my best guess, based on a few facts that I do know, is that Rockingham Henry Propst (Propts), who married Elizabeth Kyger, was the son of Frederick Propst and Barbara Pence of Pendleton County, W. Va. That is my present opinion, but surprises do happen. I was trying to prove something entirely different when I came across that deed.
I base my opinion on the following facts:
1. In the will of Catherine Pence of Rockingham, made June 30, 1803 and recorded June Court, 1805, names daughter, Barbara Propst.
2. At a sale of the Catherine Pence estate on Aug. 23, 1805 Henry Props, the only Props on the list, purchased a few items.
3. Catherine Pence held a bond on Henry Propst due Jan. 10, 1804.
3. In the will of Frederick Propst, made April 18, 1801 and recorded Dec. 1, 1801, he says --"when William is of age all shall be appraised & shared in equal shares".
4. The Pendlenton County Grave Register has G.F.P. 1801, which leads me to believe that Frederick was "George Frederick" and not "Frederick George", as it is sometimes put.
That, of course, is not proof, but does show that this Henry had a connection to Catherine Pence, who I now believe was his grandmother.
Frederick did not name all of his children in his will and I have only looked at a few deeds thus far.
One problem is a marriage bond of Henry Propst to Mary Propst, March 14, 1796, which appeared to say, "son of Frederick". This is what I had put in my notes. As I recall, this was hard to read, so maybe it was "Dau of Frederick". This film was "Loose Papers 1789-1859 (Pendleton County). Maybe someone else has seen that record and came away with a different interpretation. I will eventually try to get hold of that film again and double check. In other words, I'm not sure it was Frederick d. 1801, but that's the way it looks to me right now.
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