Descendants of Christian Wise
of the Palatinate of the Rhine

Palatinate of the Rhine (14th - 18th C.)

Generation #2

Christian (1Christian) Wise

Christian Wise was born in about 1740, probably in Lancaster Co PA. And, the first record for this family is the 4/1746 land warrant where his father patented land in Lancaster Co PA. Therefore, it is not possible to prove whether Christian was an immigrant or native born.

Shortly after arrival in Lancaster Co PA, Christian's father died. And, this Christian is known from the records where his father's legacy was managed by his mother and her new husband, Samuel Wolgamot.

In about 1758, Christian migrated down the Great Wagon Road in the company of his family to the German communities of what was then Frederick Co MD. And in about 1765 probably in Maryland, Christian married an unknown spouse.

In about 1775, Christian began purchasing land in Berkeley Co VA, just across the Potomac. And by 1788, Christian was a resident in Virginia vicinity the road from Winchester to Warm [Berkeley] Springs near the confluence of the Cacapon and Potomac Rivers.

In 1789 Christian purchased 295 acres from Lord Fairfax on Lost River, Hardy Co (W) VA. Christian and spouse lived the remainder of their lives in Hardy Co (W) VA, raising at least four children. Christian wrote his will on 3/2/1816 and died shortly thereafter.

 

Frederick Co MD Land Record: 
Christian's name is sometimes recorded as Christopher in censuses, tax lists, and original surveys where he is listed as one of the chain carriers on several of James Stone's surveys. 

Frederick CO MD records: Book L. p. 402:
Agreement/bond written July 1768, recorded Aug 1768
: ...now know ye that whereas Christian Wise, Barbara Wise, and Magdalena Wise of the aforementioned County hath by their father Christian Wise of Lancaster CO in PA Deceased left a legacy to each of his children aforesaid which said legacy the aforesaid legacy the aforesaid Christian, Barbara and Magdalena Wise Some years ago as will appear in the records of Lancaster CO Left therin with olde estates in the hands of the aforesaid Samuel WOLGEMOTH now the said Samuel Wolgemoth doth here by his heirs executors administrators and assigns...."
Frederick Co Md. Deed Book L p. 596:
Dec 1769 ...at the request of Christian Wise the following deed was recorded.
Land called Water Sink sold to Christian Wise by Samuel Wolgamot.
Frederick Co MD. Deed Book P, p. 231:
June 1772. Land indenture Christian Wise to John Wolgamot.
Berkeley Co VA Rent Rolls (1774 - 1781):
White and Stonebreaker, 393 acres. Land patented in 1775 by Christian White w/ Gaspard Stonebreaker. 1779 Same land sold.

Berkeley Co (W) VA Land Records, Book 5, p. 295:
Indenture 17 Aug. 1779. Between Christian White and Casper Stonebraker of Berkeley Co. Va., grantors to William Catlett. For 200 pounds a tract of land lying on the waters of Sleepy Creek; granted to White and Stonebraker by patent of 1775.

Washington CO MD Deed Book D p. 138:
(Recorded 1785) 15 Sept 1769.
Articles of agreement between Samuel Wolgamoth of Frederick Co of the one part and Christian Wise, Barbara Wise and Magadelena Wise of the same county of the other part...that after the death of Samuel Wolgamoth they should hold in heirs of an equal part of all his estate which said bond by record 1768 in the same county agreed to void...now to show the consideration for said bond the said Christian Wise, Barbara Wise, and Magdalena Wise did agree to with the said Samuel Wolgamoth for 62 acres of land part of land called the
water sink...
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, p.62:
3/24/1788. Composition paid by William Bailey Richard Morris, & John Overton, grant to William Bailey for one Moity & to Richard Morris & John Overton asnes. of Thomas Evans asne. of said Bailey for other moity. 281a. (1/7/1782) in Berkeley Co. adj. Benjamin Hesbourn, Peter Fletcher, Jacob Rogers on Sleepy Cr., John Ruble, Thomas Tolbott, Rd. from Winchester to Warm Springs, Christian Wise. 
Land Grants in Hampshire and Hardy Cos. Virginia, now West VA, p. 430-431:
10 Jun 1789 Christian Wise was granted 295 acres on Lost River.
Wire, Christopher
# White males tithable   1  
# Black males over 16   0
# Black males 12 - 16   0
# Horses   1
Hardy Co (W) VA Deed Book 5, p. 92:
1801 Christopher Wise granted to Thomas Stone 295 acres on Lost River.
Hardy Co (W) VA Deed Book 5, p. 233:
1803 Thomas and Barbara Stone sold to Christopher Wise 295 acres in Hardy CO on the Lost River of Great Cacapehon adjoining the land of David Wilson on the east bank of Lost River.
Hardy Co (W) VA Will Book 2, pp. 164-165:
3/2/1816 Will of Christian Wise
I, Christian Wise of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia, do hereby make my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say 1st I deme (sic) that my Executor, whom I shall hereafter appoint, do name [to] (missing corner) Dutily (sic) sell my plantation lying on the East Section of the Lost River (p. 165) joining the land of George Claypool and that the money and my three farms be equally divided between my two sons Frederick Wise & John Wise and my daughter Lydia Wilkin. And lastly I do name, constitute, and appoint my son Frederick Wise my Executor of this my last will and Testament in which whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of March 1816.
Signed Christian Wise
Witnesses present: Anthony Miller, Jn. Branson
Hardy Co (W) VA Will Book 2, p. 165:
At Court held for Hardy County the 9th day of April 1816. This last will and testament of Christian Wise dec'd was proved by the oaths of Anthony Miller and Jonathan Branson the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And in the motion of Frederick Wise, the Executor therein named, a certificate for attaining a probate will of _____ [inserted above the line] is granted him, he having taken the oath of an Executor and by this with Security entered into and appointed as a bond Conditioned as the law directs.
Testa: Earl Williams
Hardy Co (W) VA Deed Book 7, p. 464:
1816 Heirs of Christian Wise sold 295 acres on the Lost River to George Claypool.

    Children

Research Note: From Tax  Lists, there appears to be other persons in the Wise household. And, there were perhaps as many as four other children. Identifying  those other persons will be left to other researchers.

    1. John Wise

Hardy Co (W) VA Wills: Leonard Hire
. . .my True Last Will and Testament in Witness whereunto I have Set my hand and Seal this the Seventh Day of Aprill in the year One thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty three. . . .
signed and published, Leonard Hire (SEAL) 
Presents of us John Wise (his mark), Christopher Strader, John Homan, John Homan (signature)
Hardy Co (W) VA Will Book 2, pp. 164-165:
3/2/1816 Will of Christian Wise. . .my two sons Frederick Wise & John Wise and my daughter Lydia Wilkin.

    2. Lydia Wise b. c. 1767 Frederick Co MD

    3. Barbara Wise

This needs to be researched and verified:
III. STONE. THOMAS, born 27 Feb-1767 in Prince William County, Virginia.
Married BARBARA WISE, a daughter of CHRISTOPHER WISE in Jefferson County, Virginia on 24 Feb 1788.
She was born near Baltimore Md. in 1769.
From deeds, we know THOMAS and BARBARA owned land in Licking County as early as February 21, 1800 in the Military Tract.
Hardy Co (W) VA Deed Book 5, p. 233:
1803 Thomas and Barbara Stone sold to Christopher Wise 295 acres in Hardy CO on the Lost River of Great Cacapehon adjoining the land of David Wilson on the east bank of Lost River.
HISTORY OF LICKING COUNTY. - 599
By diligent inquiry and the aid of family records, the names of nearly all the early settlers have been ascertained, and are placed in the following order:
In 1803 Thomas Stone, George Stone. . . .

    4. Frederick Wise

Hardy Co (W) VA Deed Book 7, p. 6:
14 Sept 1813. Frederick Wise of Hardy Co and Jacob Baker of Licking Co OH to Jeremiah Inskeep of Hardy Co land conveyed by deed from Catherine Baer and others to George Kidner, dated 20 Jan 1794 on Lost River on branch of Capahon.
Hardy Co (W) VA Will Book 2, pp. 164-165:
3/2/1816 Will of Christian Wise. . .my two sons Frederick Wise & John Wise and my daughter Lydia Wilkin. . .and appoint my son Frederick Wise my Executor
Hardy Co (W) VA Wills, Book 4, p. 105:
Frederick Wise's estate was appraised 7 Mch 1823 Hardy Co (W) VA by Michael Switzer and Henry Gockingour (sic).

Generation #3

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