Jacob Joseph Wirts, Jr.

Male 1810 - 1882


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  • Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  1 Jan 1810  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  2 Apr 1882  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Saint Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I532  Virts
    Last Modified  23 Feb 2016 

    Father  Jacob Joseph Wirtz, Sr.,   b. 26 May 1768, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1829, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Louisa Brunner,   b. 20 Oct 1788, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1825, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Nov 1807  German Reformed Church, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F94  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ann Rebecca Mossburg,   b. 21 Feb 1828, Buckeystown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1901, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Feb 1855  Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Alice A. Virts,   b. 15 Jan 1848, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1911, Thurston, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jacob George Virts,   b. 21 Nov 1849, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1871
     3. Benjamin Thomas Virts,   b. 5 Jan 1851, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1930, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Emlia R. Virts,   b. 2 Feb 1854, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1855, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William H. Virts,   b. 14 Feb 1855, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1938, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Roland Claude Duvall Virts,   b. May 1856, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1878, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Effie Bendella Virts,   b. 13 Aug 1858, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1920, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ashley Jackson Lee Virts,   b. 4 Nov 1862, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1864, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Edward Clayton Virts,   b. 23 Nov 1864, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1925, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Marshall L. Virts,   b. 12 May 1867, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1918, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Wallace Leon Virts,   b. 5 May 1870, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1930, Adamstown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2016 
    Family ID  F320  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Catherine Ann Hutchenson,   b. 11 Mar 1810, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  18 May 1830  New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Minerva Susan Virts,   b. 15 Oct 1830, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1924, Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lucy Augusta Virts,   b. 28 Apr 1834, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2016 
    Family ID  F319  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Elvin Settled by Jacob Virts, Sr.
    Elvin Settled by Jacob Virts, Sr.

  • Notes 
    • The following information has been graciously provided by Jeanie Virts LaGrave.

      According to the 1850 (Maryland) Census taken August 16, Jacob Wirts was accessed the following:

      300 acres of improved land and 100 acres of unimproved land valued at $11,000.00; $150.00 worth of farming equipment and machinery; 6 horses, 4 milk cows, 12 head of other cattle, 10 sheep, 25 hogs, livestock valued at $1000.00; 100 bushels of wheat, 1500 bushels of Indian corn, 300 bushels of oats, 30 lbs. of wool, 8 bushels of Irish potatoes, 200 lbs. of butter, 10 tons of hay, and $225.00 worth of slaughtered meat.

      He also owned 2 slaves, one female mulatto, aged 32 (possibly Jane Scoggins, who was the wife of William Scoggins. Jane lived in the area and was still in good health at the age of 93 in 1921, according to Mr. Grove's history of Carrollton Manor). Jacob also had a male mulatto slave age 11 in the household when this census was taken, possibly Jane's son. I have located the grave site of Jane and William Scoggins and have a picture of their tombstones. They are buried in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

      Jacob could not read or write and was born in Virginia, and occupation was listed as farmer. Also living in the household was a Susan M. Wirts, aged 17, born in Virginia (1833), and John Virts, aged 45 born in Virginia, listed as a laborer, and 3 black laborers, George Hopkins, aged 17, John Hopkins aged 14, and George Stoops, aged 45 (they were freed men, born in Maryland). These black laborers may not have lived on the farm, but were possibly just there for the day when the census was taken. There was a black Hopkins family in the area at the time.

      From Pioneers of Old Monocacy 1721-1743 by Tacey & Dern: "On June 18, 1734 "Sweed's Folly" was surveyed for John Nelson, Sr. to whom it was patented on November 26, 1737. The Certificate located the parcel of land on "a branch called Dry Branch" which falls into the Potomac "near the tract "Arthur's Island." This was a little north of present day Point of Rocks, where the 1873 Atlas shows the home of Otho Wilson Trundle and Jacob Wertz."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1563] Maryland Marriages 1666-1970.

    2. [S572] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940.