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About Martin Zornes

FAG #21890222

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92462973

While his name is listed as a Revolutionary War soldier, no record of any request for pension as such is listed. He did have a land warrant from the commonwealth of Virginia. It was called an Exchange Warrant, #1134, issued the 12th day of November, 1781 and signed by the governor of Virginia, Henry Lee, in 1791. It granted him 290 acres in the County of Harrison, Virginia. In those days, the "Exchange Warrant" for land was due to service in the Army. It is known for certain that his brother, Andrew, did serve with the Revolutionary forces from Pennsylvania and was at Valley Forge with General George Washington.

Martin owned land on Lost Creek, Monongalia County, VA (now West Virginia). He moved to Lewis County, KY between 1793 and 1796. In 1833 or 1834, he moved to Sandy Springs, Adams County, OH.

Martin lived in a cabin behind the Sandy Springs Cemetery and was buried there among Revolutionary War soldiers. His name is spelled "Zorns" on his tombstone which is decorated by the DAR, but on the cemetery monument to Veterans, his name is spelled "Zornes". The marker shows born 20 October 1753 and died March 20, 1838.

"Our great-great grandfather came to America before the Revolutionary War and he fought in that war. He came from Alsace-Lorraine and settled in Rush County, Indiana where my grandfather, Miles C. Zornes, was born and grew up." (1963 note from James Samuel Zornes #86411597)

His parents were Andreas Zornes and Dorothea Nasser from Wurttemberg, Germany, who arrived in Philadelphia aboard the ST. ANDREW on 23 Sep 1752 with children Catherine (6 Oct 1745), Andreas (23 Dec 1747), and Martin (20 Oct 1750).

(The ship's manifest lists Martin's birth year as 1750).***
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Martin Zornes's Timeline

1750
1750
Monogalia, Augusta, Virginia, USA
1778
1778
Age 28
1780
1780
Age 30
Monongalia, Virginia, United States
1780
Age 30
Monongalia, , Virginia, USA
1780
Age 30
Casey, Adair, Iowa, USA
1781
July 1781
Age 31
Lost Creek, Harrison County, WV, USA
1782
1782
Age 32
Monongalia, Va Now, West Virginia, USA
1786
1786
Age 36
Harrison, Charles, Virginia, USA
1838
March 20, 1838
Age 88
Sandy Springs, Adams, Ohio, USA
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