HANCHRIST CARLOCK, (anglicized: John Christian, son of David) itinerant preacher; b. 1715 in Holland; reached America 1725-27; added to tithables Augusta Co., Va., 1750; road commissioner 1752; farm surveyed on Lick Run, br. Carlock Creek, Middle Fork Holston River, June 8, 1774; served in American Revolution, as private soldier; enlisted bet. July 1 and Aug 1, 1776; served under Colonel Wm. Christian, Washington Co., Va., fighting Indian allies of Great Britain (Book of reference; Summer's Sothwest Virginia); served in armies under General Washington 7 yrs.; paid taxes Bath Co., Va., 1782; mentioned in Bishop Asbury's Journals in 1803; first wife, Susan Witmer, daughter of John Witmer, Lancaster Co., Pa., who killed by Indians 1763; married second wife, Sarah Whitman, daughter of Charles and Sarah Whitman, of Augusta Co., Va., about 1764. She was b. 1730; d. near Jacksonville, IL. 1833.
Note: Reached America 1725-1727. added to titables Augusta Co., Va 1750; Road Commissioner, 1752; farm surveyed on Lick Run, Carlock Creek, Middle Fork Holston River, June 8, 1774; served in American Revolution fighting Indian allies of Great Britian; served in armies under General Washington for 7 years; paid taxes in Bath County, Virginia 1782. Mentioned in Bishop Asbury's Journals in 1800. Sometime between 1750 and 1775, George Washington, a civil engineer in Colonial Virginia, while surveying a road from the mouth of the Potomanc to the Natural Bridge, enlisted the services of Hanschrist Carlock, the Road Commissioner, as a foreman. Hans two brothers were also employed. He and Washington became close friends and not only worked but socialized together. When they were at the vicinity of the Natural Bridge, Washington chiseled his name, G. Washington, in capital letters, 23 feet up the S.W. wall of the canyon. Hanschrist chiseled his name, H. Carlock about 12 feet below and 10 feet to the right of Washingtons. Still visible today.
ALIA: Hanchrist /Gerlach/Carlock
Fact 2: 1774 In Fincastle Co VA
Fact 3: 1776 Roster of Rev War troops
Fact 4: 1782 Tax records Bath Co VA
Fact 5: 1800 Bishop Asbury journals
Event: Parentage 1748 In Aususta Co VA also 1750,1752,1753
Found in Augusta Co., Va., 1748, 1750, 1752, 1753; Fincastle Co.. 1774; roster Rev. War Troops 1776; tax records Bath Co., Va., 1782; Bishop Asbury Journals in 1800; d. Smythe Co., Va., 1803; first wife, Susan Witmer; second wife, Sarah Whitman.