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Matthias House purchased land from Robert Hutcheson, and wife Ann, in April of 1771. The land was located in Bromfield parish in the great fork of the Rappahannock River on the branch of Deep Run (Source: Culpeper Deed Book G, page 249). It contained corners with Michael Kintner (Kentner, Gintner)and Henry Aylor. Jacob Hufman, Henry Aylor, John Creal, John Stonesiffer, and J. Graves are listed as witnesses. This is the land that became known as the House Place in House Hollow.

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Will Book G Page 272, 272, 274 Culpeper County Court House
The Will of Aaron House

By the name of God, amen. I Aaron House of the county of Culpeper and state of Virginia, being weak in body and afflicted, but sound in mind and memory, do made and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all others, wills and testaments by me heretofore made in manner and form following, that is to say -

I give to my son Epraim House all that lot or parcel of land containing the house I now live in, know as lot NO. 2, as will appear
Page 273

By a plot made by Augustine Hawkins and hereto amended containing one hundred, eighty eight, and three fourth acres, to him and his heirs forever. Also I give to my son Ephraim House one horse and saddle to be valued at sixty five dollars, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, and six sheep to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my daughter Belinda House Henshaw a certain lot or parcel of land lying in the county of Madison, adjoining Lot No. 2 know as Lot No 1. and here surveyed containing one hundred, seventy and one fourth acres, to here and the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever. Also I give to my daughter Belinda Henshaw the sum of nine hundred and twenty six dollars and fifty six cents to be paid out of the residue of my estate, except land, to her and the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever.
Item. I give to my daughter Alpha Aylor a certain lot or parcel of land lying in the county of Culpeper, adjoining Lot. No. 2. and know as Lot No. 3. and hereto surveyed, one hundred thirty three and three fourth acres, to her and the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever. Also I give to my daughter Alphia Aylor the sum of six hundred and sixty dollars, and thirty one cents, to be paid out of the residue of my estate, except land, to here and the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever. And also I give to my daughter Alpha Aylor one horse to be valued at fifty dollars, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, and six sheep to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give to my grand-daughter Sarah Frances Aylor, daughter of Martain Aylor and my daughter Jane, (she being now dead.) a certain lot or parcel of land lying in the county of Culpeper, adjoining lots No. 2 and 3, and know as Lot No. 4. and hereto surveyed, containing eighty six and one forth acres to her and the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever. Also I give to my grand daughter Sarah Frances Aylor as above mentioned, the sum of one thousand and thirty one dollars and fifty six cents, to be paid out of the residue of my estate, except land, to her and the lawful begotten heirs of her body forever. But if my granddaughter Sarah Frances Aylor should die without an heir of her body, then the land and money above mentioned as her part to be equally divided among the legatees herein mention, them and their heirs forever.
Item. I desire that all the residue of my estate, after complying as aforementioned, be equally divided amount the legatees herein before mentioned.
Lastly, I constitute and appoint my son Ephraim House executer of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 23rd day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred, and forty five.

Signed, sealed, and published Aaron House
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Aaron House, the administrator of Matthias House's estate, presented an inventory to Daniel Field, Samuel Henshaw and Robert Snyder for appraisel on 30 September 1829. This in turn was recorded in Madison County, VA on 22 October1829. His estate was valued at $2061.35. The list of possessions is rather long but some of the more interesting: pewter plates, dishes, basins, spoons; 4 books; silver watch; 3 beds; 5 panes of window glass; cherry cupboard; 6 axes; 9 slaves; 4 horses; 8 head of cattle; 8 sheep; 8 hogs; 7 geese; 1 yoke of oxen; set of blacksmith tools.
Side view of Mt Hebron Church which is located in Madison Co., VA

Mt Hebron church is where the House family attended. It is the oldest German Lutheran Church that has services today.

Inside view of Mt Hebron Church which is located in Madison Co., VA which shows the organ that the House family hauled to Madison Co., VA by a wagon pulled by oxen. This organ is still played for Sunday services.

This photo is of the Hebron Lutheran Church "Glebehaus" built in 1740 near Germanna, VA. It is out of a book called "History of Hebron Lutheran Church, Madison County, Virginia" printed in 1908 by Henkel & Company, New Market, VA. Written by Rev. W.P. Huddle, Pastor

View from inside the House Hollow burial ground, Madison Co., VA, only one headstone with two names.

House Hollow burial ground, sits back off the road in a green field..almost looks like an island.
House Hollow burials
The only headstone in the grave yard
Aaron Matthias House
November 07, 1833-October 02, 1892
Rebecca Jane Biedler
August 16, 1842-December 08, 1917

House Hollow gardens

House at House Hollow - this is the rear view of the house

this is the first part of the house that was built at House Hollow

This is where Adam House s/o of Mathais attended church
Frieden's Church Mt. Crawford, Rockingham Co., Virginia


"Friedens" is the German name for peace. The Church is also known as "The Mother Church of Rockingham". According to Lutheran records, it was established in 1749. The Church has been renovated several times, but the original chandelier, which was originally gas operated, but in 1954 was converted to electricity and still hangs from the center of the ceiling. Frieden's Church, previously called the Peace Congregation Church
Rockingham County's Oldest Continuous Church Since 1762

Friedens: Organized perhaps as early as 1748; still held jointly by the Lutherans and Reformed; the Dinkles, Shanks, Wises, and Huffmans were among the organizers.

identified with the ?New Germantown? visited in 1748 by the eminent Michael Schlatter. Still held jointly by the Reformed and Lutherans. Repaired and rededicated in 1894.
I wonder if Matthais House and family could have been members of this church before his move to the Robinson River Valley area. Wm Carpenter is mentioned in the document. I added the full file in the File Cabinet section. Matthais first lived in Augusta/Rockingham Co., Va before moving to Slate Mills.

RECORD OF THE PEAKED MOUNTAIN CHURCH, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA.
EDITED BY PROF. WM. J. HINKE AND CHARLES E. KEMPER.

This record is one of the oldest and most important German record-books to be found in the
upper part of the Shenandoah Valley. It contains much historical and genealogical information
about the early German Reformed and Lutheran settlers in Rockingham county, which cannot be
found anywhere else. It gives us for the first time the name of the earliest Reformed
minister who preached in that region, the Rev. I. C. van Gemuenden. He ministered to the
congregation from Feburary, 1762, to December 1763. His name shows that he was either born in
Holland or of Dutch descent. Unfortunately nothing else is known of him at present.

The Reformed elders in 1762 were Jacob Perschinger (baptism No. 37), John Hetterich (No. 44),
and George Zimmerman (No. 45). One of the Lutheran elders was Charled Risch (No. 44).

The first church, mentioned in April, 1762, was located near the mill-race of Mr. Herrmann
(Nos. 40 and 64). The congregation also had a school in 1762, because the Lutheran school-
master, Gottfried Christian Leuthmanns Leonhardt, is mentioned (No. 43) in that year.

The second church was dedicated on October 23, 1768, by the Lutheran pastor, the Rev. John
Schwarbach. On October 31, 1769, an agreement was signed by forty-five persons, according to
which the church was to be a union church of Reformed and Lutheran people. The second church
was located near the Stony creek.

The third church was dedicated, according to a later record, on May 27, 1804. This
building was occupied jointly by the Reformed and Lutherans till recently, when the Reformed
people separated and erected a new church, known as "Brown Memorial Reformed Church", in
honor of one of their former pastors. It is located in McGaheysvile, Va.

The record now published belongs to the Reformed congregation, although it contains many
Lutheran entries. Is a folio volume of 156 pages, many of which have remained blank. It
contains mostly baptismal entries, 316 in all, together with some communicant lists, ex-
tending from 1792-1797, and a few marriage and burial records. The original copy of the
agreement of 1769 is still in existence. It is prefaced to the record as a fitting
introduction.

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