Christian Fender, Sr.

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Christian Fender, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Virginia
Death: Died in Surry County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Marler Road Baptist Church, Hamptonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Michael Finter, Jr. and Anna Johanna Finter (Eyrich)
Husband of Anna Maria Fender (Long)
Father of Gabriel Fender; Nimrod Fender and Henry Fender

Occupation: Plantation Owner
Managed by: Roland Miracle
Last Updated:

About Christian Fender, Sr.

The Finter family arrived in Pennsylvania about 1737, where their son, Christian, was born about 1740.

Christian Finter or Fender migrated to Culpepper Co., VA, and then to Rowan County, NC, by 1768. The family initially settled on Dutchman's Creek in the area that became Davie County, NC. After several years they moved a few miles northwest into Surry County, where Christian Fender obtained land on Deep Creek (present-day Yadkin County). Descendants believe that the Fender homeplace was probably located on a branch of the South Fork of Deep Creek near Bald Knob, probably near the intersection of Road 1103 (Marler Road) and Road 1323 (Collins Road). Christian Fender's will dated Aug. 30, 1793, in Surry Co., NC, names his wife Mary, sons Gabriel, Nimrod, Michael, Henry and John Fender, and daughters Mary HOPPIS, Sarah Fender and Catherine Fender. His wife Mary and son Gabriel Fender were named the executors. The witnesses were John CASTEVENS and Henry HAMRICK. (Surry Co., NC, WB 3, p.34A.)

Christian Fender's oldest son, Nimrod, born about 1766, was named after the Biblical hunter Nimrod, who was considered a mythic hero in German folklore.

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. (Genesis 10:8-9.)

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Christian Fender, Sr.'s Timeline

1738
September 3, 1738
Virginia
1763
1763
Age 24
Province of Virginia
1765
1765
Age 26
NC, USA
1766
June 22, 1766
Age 27
Surry County, Province of North Carolina
1800
May 13, 1800
Age 61
Surry County, North Carolina, United States
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Hamptonville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States