Jacob Zimmerman Documentary Timeline

Jacob Zimmerman’s Life


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German Roots

German Roots

Johann Cherpantier and Jacob Zimmerman records point to German ancestry. DNA records link them both. Johann and Jacob both settled in German communities in the US.


Germans in Virginia

German families settled in the Upper Potomac region of West Virginia (previously Virginia). Per WV Genealogist William H. Rice

1767 – 1775

Upper Tract, WV Store

Peter Steenbergen had a store in Upper Tract, WV and kept ledgers of his customers, i.e.:
Daniel Zimmerman (1772-1773)
Barbara Zimmerman (1773)
Nicholas Carpenter (1767-1770)

1775 – 1777

Account for “Stuffle” Carpenter

Abraham Kuykendall had a store near Upper Tract, WV. He had an account for :
“Stuffle” Carpenter (1775)

Late 1770’s

Upper Tract, WV 72 acres

Jacob Carpenter and wife Margaret owned 72 acres just below Upper Tract, VA

16 Nov 1779

Jacob Carpenter purchase

Jacob Carpenter purchased items from estate of Michael Mallow


Hampshire County, WV Tax List

Jacob Carpenter on the Hampshire County tax list, Upper Tract area, 7 family members


Hampshire County, WV Tax List

Upper Tract, Hampshire County tax list with family members:
Jacob Carpenter, 6 members
Conrad Carpenter, 7 members


Purchased Items from Estate

Jacob Carpenter purchased items from estate of Jacob Peterson

16 June 1786

Sold 72 Acres in Hardy County

Jacob and Margaret Zimmerman sold 72 acres to Jacob Conrad for 50 lbs


Upper Tract area, WV becomes part of the new county of Pendleton


1790 County Tax List

Pendleton County tax list includes a Conrad Carpenter and John Carpenter (no Jacob)

1791 – 1798

North Mill Creek Lutheran Church

North Mill Creek Lutheran Church records, near Upper Tract area. All are recorded in German. Members: Margaret & Barbara Zimmerman 1791. Jacob and Solomon Zimmerman 1798 (also communion)


The SFA is currently doing research (both on own and with professionals) to find a link between

Jacob and Margaret Zimmerman above and Jacob and Solomon Carpenter below.


Jacob Carpenter Timeline

Solomon Carpenter Timeline


Jacob Carpenter born

Jacob Carpenter born in VA per census records


7 Children born 1804-1821

7 children born 1804—1821: Jacob, Solomon, Conrad, Levi, Hannah, Margaret and Elijah

1806 –

Tax Lists Randolph County WV


US Census 1810

US Census, Randolph County, WV. Jacob and Margaret plus son in 1810.

Aug 1851

Will of Jacob Carpenter

Probate of Will of Jacob Carpenter of Barbour County, West Virginia


Solomon Carpenter born

22 Aug 1809

Married Catherine Hill,

Solomon married Catherine Hill in Randolph County, West Virginia (Virginia in 1810).

1810 –

Solomon and Catherine’s cildren

Solomon and Catherine had three possible children: Mary, Elizabeth, Jesse.


US Census, 1810

US Census, Randolph County, WV.. Solomon and Catherine plus 2 children and 1 female age 45+.

22 Apr 1838

Estate of Solomon Carpenter

Probate of Estate of Solomon Carpenter of Randolph County, WV


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