Valentine "Felty" Ault, Jr. (1750 - 1826)

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Birthplace: Montgomery County, Pennsylavnia
Death: Died in Belmont, Ohio, United States
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Valentine "Felty" Ault, Jr.

RECORD:

1. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 2nd series Vol. 14 pg. 522. "5 Apr. 1788 York co. 7th Battalion 7th Co. Capt. George Geishelman, Lieutenant Andrew Lau, Ensign Valentin Alt."

2. Daughter of American Revolution Patriot Index, pg. 82. 1996 Washington D.C. 771 pgs.; 1st Supplement 1969; Second Supplement, 1973.

3. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 2nd Series Vol. 14 pg. 536. "York co. Pa. 5th Battalion 7th co. 17 Jun. 1779."

4. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Valentin Alt, His Children and Grandchildren (1949), pg. 85-90.

"Valentine Ault was born March 22, 1750  [The Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings Vol. 20 1909 pg. 200-1], as noted above on page 1.
After his father's death he became the ward of George Myer and Philipp Zeegler on November  28, 1759  [York County Pa. Orphans Court records Book A pg. 129] On May 26, 1761 his guardian petitioned Orphans Court to approve and the Court did approve the following indenture for Valentine's apprenticeship

[York County Pa. Orphans Court Book A pg. 175]: Came into court George Nyer and Phillip Zeegler guardians of Valentine Alt a minor Orphan son of Valentine Alt late of York township Yeoman deceased and prayed that the said minor Valentine Alt may be bound an apprentice to Michael Kaiselman of Shrewsbury township shoemaker it is considered by the court and the said minor Valentine Alt is hereby bound an apprentice to the said Michael Kaisleman until he shall be of the age of twenty one years in consideration whereof the said Michael Kaisellman doth covenant and agree to teach or cause to be taught the said apprentice the art or mystery of a shoemaker which he now practiseth to read the bible to write and arithmetick as far as the rule of three direct and to furnish and allow the said apprentice suffiecient meat drink apparel washing & lodging during the said term and at the expiration thereof to pay unto him one set of tools belonging to his trade and two suits of apparel one whereof shall be new and of the value of six pounds or six pounds in money which the said apprentice shall then chose.

On February 18, 1776 [ York County  Pa. deeds book 2 A pg. 458]  Valentine obtained  title to 45 3/4 acres of land in Codorus township from Elias Olster and his wife Anna Maria, one of the daughters of Christain Lau, of Manchester  township, deceased.. The tract had been surveyed and laid off  from a larger tract on August 16, 1774 for Elias  in right of his  wife, the land being part of the estate of Christian Lau. One acre of this land Valentine and Catherine  Alt deed to George Eister on December 14, 1787 [ York county Pa. Deeds Book 2G pg. 533]. The remainder they deeded to Henry Steinsiffert on March 15, 1788

[York county Pa, deeds Book 2G pg. 515].

Orginal assessment rolls for Codorus township York county carry Valentine Alt's name for the years 1778, 1779, 1781, 1783, 1786. The roll for 1783 carries the following population count: Valentine Alt 6 inhabitants, 1 negro, 1 house, 1 outhouse, 2 cattle and 4 sheep.

Baptismal records for children of Valentine and Catharine Alt in York county are the Following: St. Paul's (Wolf's church West Manchester township York county Pennsylvania:
  • Johann Peter b. 2/16/1776 bap 2/25/1776 parents Valentin Alt Catharine Sponsors Peter Lau Eva Lau, single [Records of St. Pauls (Wolf's Reformed Church West Manchester township York county Pa. Collections of th Historical Society of York county pg. 8]
  • Joh: Jacob b. 8/1/1778 bap. 8/30/1778 parents Valentin Alt Cath. sponsors Peter Lau and wife [Records of St. Pauls (Wolf's Reformed Church West Manchester township York county Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg 9]
  • Andreas b. 91/19/1781 bap. 10/14/1781 parents Valentine Alt Cath. sponsors Andreas Lau and wife [Records of St. Pauls (Wolf's Reformed Church West Manchester township York county Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg. 11] Susanna b. 1/15/1784 bap. 4/11/1784 parents Valentine sponsors Christian Noll Catharina Lau [Records of St. Pauls (Wolf's Reformed Church West Manchester township York county Pa. Collections of th Historical Society of York county pg 12 ]. St. Pauls's (Ziegler's) Church North Cordous Township York County, Pennsylvania:
  • Michael b. 11/9/1786 bap 2/17/1787 parents Valentin Alt Catharina sponsors Michaell Neumann Susanna Lau [Register of St. Paul's (Zieglers's) Church North Codorus township York county Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg. 7].

Valentin and Catharine Alt were sponsors at the baptism of Catharine, daughter of Philip and Dorothea Heilman, at Friedensaal chuch Springfield township York county Pennsylvania February 12, 1786 [Records of St. Pauls (Wolf's Reformed Church West Manchester township York county Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county pg 7].

Beginning in the 1789 and continuing through 1796 Valentine Ault's name appears on the tax rolls of Somerset township Washington county Pennsylvania. The lists for 1796 give the following items: Valentine Ault Land 76 valuation 20; cleared land valuation 3, dwelling cabin 1 valuation 1, Small cabin barn 1 valuation 0, horses 2 valuation 10, cows 2 vaulation 4].

On May 4, 1792 Valentine obtained title to a tract of land, "Blackwood" 78 acres  58 perches on Pigeon Creek Somerset township Washington county Pennsylvania. The grantors were Philip Black and his wife Catherine deeded this land to John Ogilbee of Cumberland county, Pennsylvania   [Washington County Pa. Deeds  Book 1 N pg. 334-6] Federal census  records for  Valentine Ault include the following: 1790 Pennsylvania  Washington County Head of household Felty Ault free white males 16 or over = 2  under 16 =  4 age not  stated = 0  free white  females  16 or over = 0  under 16 = 0 age not stated  = 2 all other free white persons  16 or over = 0 under 16 = 0 age not stated = 1. 1820 Ohio Belmont  county Richland township head of household  Valentine Ault males under 10 = 0 16-26 = 0 over 45 = 1 females under 10 = 1 16-26 = 1 over 45 = 1 (1 ag). 

On October 25, 1798 [Belmont county Ohio Deeds Book A pg. 371-2; Jefferson county Ohio Deeds Book 1 pf. 91-2] obtained title to 100 acres in Belmont county, Ohio from Bazalee Wells and wife, Sally of Brooke county Virgnia (now West Virginia). This land is on McMahon's creek, and both men supposed it too be in Jefferson county, Ohio, but later survey showed it to be in Belmont county. It lies in Section 4 town 7 Range 4. Beginning with this tract of land, Valentine bought and sold many pieces of farm land in Belmont county up to and including the year 1824 as shown by deed in the office of the recorder at St. Clairsville.

Valentine died intestate not later than October 11, 1826 [Belmont County Ohio Deeds Probate court Case 647]. There were eight heirs who signed the deeds transferring their interests in Valentine's land to Thomas Genin. They were the following: sons: Frederick Ault of Cinncinnati, Ohio; Andrew Ault (who had a wife, Mary) oof Morgan county, Ohio, Peter Ault (wife, Barbara) of Coshocton county, Ohio, Michael Ault (wife Hannah) of Henry county, Indiana; George (wife Polly) of Belmont county Ohio; Jacob Ault of Belmont county Ohio; daughters Susanna Rose (husband John) of Mercer county, Pennsylvania Catherine Rose (husband Henry), of Mercer county Pennsylvania, also [Belmont county Ohio deeds book M pg. 57]

Valentine Alt served in the American Revolution war, as the following references show: Pennsylvania Archives 6 th series Volume 2 pg. 521: Jun 17, 1779 York County Militia 7th company Captain George Geishelmann Lieutenant Andrew Lau Ensign Valentine Alt; pg. 562 April 5, 1778 York county 6th company Captain George Gisselman Ensign Valentine Alt; pg. 641 October 10 to December 10, 1781 Captain James Edger's Pay roll Ensign Valentine Alt; pg. 674 Class Roll of Captain George Giselman's Company for the year 1782 Lieutenant Andrew Low Ensign Valentin Alt; pg. 686 Arrangement of York County Militia 5th Battalion 7th company Lieutenant Colonel Francis Remer Major Joseph Willon (Willson?) Captain George Geishellman Lieutenant Andrew Rau (Lau?) Ensign Valentine Alt.; pg. 697 Captain Giselman's company Valentine Alt.

Valentine Ault seems to have been married twice, both wives bear the name Catharine. The first one was a daughter of Peter Lau of York county Pennsylvania, as stated in Peter's will, filed at York on March 14, 1806. According to this will Catharine was already deceased [ York County Pa. Wills Book N. pg. 339-42]. She was an aunt of Mrs Phillip Ault of Belmont county Ohio and of Mrs. Valentine Ault of Wayne county ohio [ York County Pa. Wills Book N. pg. 339-42]; [Washington co. Pa. Orphans Court Records Bk. B 1791 - 1816 pg. 22]..

Evidence that there was a second wife also named Catharine is found in several Belmont county deeds a late one bearing the wife's named dated April 19, 1820 [Belmont county Ohio Deeds book H pg. 199]."

5. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Chartered Records of the Valentin Alt Family In America, A (1963, West Lafayette, Indiana Handwritten/Typed Family Group Sheets 2876 pgs. bound in 4 vols), pg. 3, 1951, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington DC 20540-4570, CS71.A465.1963. Microfilmed 1984 L. C. Photoduplication Services Washington D.C. 2 reels. Copies in Indiana State Ligrary Genealogy Division www.statelib.lib.in.us; Phone: 317-232-3675; Fax: 317-232-3728 140 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2296 and Latter Day Saints Family History Library 50 East North Temple Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400 Phone: 801-538-2978; FAX: 801-240-1448; Library Photduplications Services Phone: 202-707-5640 quoted mein Nov. 2001 as follows after a $25.00 deposit above that for 1500 exposures @ 50 cents for neagative $750, 2 reels postive $96., processing and retrieval fee $12 for grand total of $858.

6. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th Series Vol. 2 pg. 562. "5 Apr. 1778 York co., 6th Co., Capt. George Gisselman, Ensign Valentin Alt."

7. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th series Vol 2 pg. 641. "Oct. 10 to Dec. 10, 1781; Capt. James Edger's Pay roll, Ensign Valentine Alt."

8. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th Series Vol. 2 pg. 674. "Class Roll of Capt. Geiselman's Co. for the year 1782, Lieutenant Andrew Lau, Ensign Valentin Alt."

9. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th Series Vol. 2 pg. 697. "Capt Gisehlman's Co., Valentin Alt."

10. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th Series Vol. 2 pg. 521. "June 17, 1779 York Co. Militia 7th Co., Capt. George Gishelman; Lieut. Andrew Lau; and Ensign Valentine Alt."

11. Pa. Archives Series: 1st, 12 v; 2nd, 19 v; 3rd, 30 v; 4th, 12 v; 5th, 8 v, 6th, 15 v; 7th, 5 v; 8th, 9 v; 9th, 10 v (1852 - ?, Philadelphia and Harrisburg), 6th Series Vol 2 pg. ?586/686?. "Arrangement of York Co. Militia 5th battalion 7th Co. Lieut. Col. Francis Remer; Major Joseph Willion [Willson?]; Capt. George Geishelman; Liet. Andrew Rau [Lau?]; Ensign Valentine Alt."

12. D.A.R. Application, #639845. Applicant Judith Elaine (Mckee) Burns.

13. Keith A. Dull, Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania (1997), pg. 288. "Valinte b. on Mar 22, 1750 bapt. at New Hanover Lutheran Church in Montgomery co. spon by Valentin Voght and wife. He d. in 1826. He was a spon to the baptism of Valentin Alt in 1772. He m. Catharina dau. of Peter Lau (See entry in Manchester section)."

14. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, F733_01V1 Tree #0032, 16 Oct 1998, The Learning Company, Inc., Broderbund Blue Banne Division, 1700 Progress Dr., P.O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Ia. 52233-0100, www.Genealogy.com. "Valentine Ault born March 22, 1749/50 in Philadelphia, Pa. died bef. Octobe 11, 1826 in Belmont co., In. [shoould be Ohio] married Maria Catherine Lau daughter of Johann Lau and Susanna Ness died September 4, 1801. On Oct. 25, 17798 Valentine received title to 100 acres in Belmont co., Ohio on McMahon's Creek. It was supposed to be in Jefferson co. but later it was surveyed to be in Belmont co. m 2) Catherine ???. Served Revolutionary Was. Children are: Catherine Ault m. Henry Rose birthdate poss 17 Jan 1871 lived in Marcer co., Pa.; Johann Peter Ault b. February 16, 1776 York co., Pa. d. 1843; Johann Jacob Ault b. August 1, 1778 York co., Pa. [date listed as 8-1-1778 coube be 1 Aug of Jan 8] d. 1875 m. Elizabeth Andreas maiden name could be Al . lived Belmont co., Ohio; Andrew Ault b. September 10, 1781 York co., Pa. d. October 10, 1841 m. Mary Gladfelter lived in Morgan co., Ohio; Susanna Ault b. January 15, 1784 York co., Pa. m. John Rose liived in Mercer co., Pa.; Michael Ault b. November 9, 1786 Pennsylvania d. Mayy 12, 1865 Porter co., In.; Frederick Ault b. 1788 m. Nancy Hinds lived in Cincinnati, ohio; George Ault b. Dec. 1793 Pennsylvania possibly Washington co. d. Abt. 1875 possibly Macon co., Il. m 1) Margaret "Polly" ???? [ last name was listed as Ault] m 2) Amy Battins Belmont co., Ohio SOURCES: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien Ault Liz O'Brien Ault Home Page, Elctronis; Liz Ault Internet Tree Mary E. Ault, Electronic; E. Barry AUlt Jr.. Family Tree Maker Home Page of E. Barry Ault Jr., Electronic."

15. Ester Van Aken, Genealogy of Ault (Alt) Family (1969, 56 pg.), pg. 3,4. "Valentine Ault (Alt) Family. Valentine 1750 - 1826. Catherine 1801 - (?). II Valentine Ault (Alt)...(I Valentine). Valentine AUlt was born March 22, 1750. After his father's death he became a ward of George Myer and Phillip Ziegler, on Bov. 28, 1759 [York co. Penn. Orphans Court Record Book A pg. 129]. On May 26, 1761 his guardians petitioned orphans court to approve and the court did approve the following indenture for Walentine's apprenticeship [York co. Penn Orphans Court Records Bk. 1 pg. 175]: to teach the apprentice the art and mystery of a shoemaker, to read the Bible, to write, and arithmetic as far as the rule of three direct, and to furnish and allow meat, drink, washing and lodging during the term. At the espiration, thereof, to pay unto him one set of tools beloging to his trade and two suits of apparel, one shall be new and of value of six pounds in money which said apprentice the chuse. Valentine II seems to have been married twice, both wives bearing the name Catherine. The first one was a daughter of Peter Lau of York co., Pa., as stated in the will of Peter, filed at York co., Pa. March 14, 1806, according to this will Catherine was already deceased. [York co. Penn Wills Book L pg. 357-9]. She was an aunt of Mrs. Phillip Auly [York County WIlls Bk. L pg. 357-9 and C pg. 246ff] of Belmont county, Ohio and of Mrs. Valentine Ault of Wayne co., Ohio. Evidence of or that there was a second wife, alos named Catherine, is found in several Belmont co. deeds, a late one bearing the wife's named dated April 19, 1820. St. Paul's Reformed (Wolf's Church, W. Manchester township, York co., Pa. shows the following record concerning the children of Valentine II and Catherine Ault: Name: Johann Peter born 2-16-1776 baptised 2-25-1776 Sponsors: Peter Lau and Eva Lau (singe); Jon: Jacob bprn: 8-1-1778 baptised: 8-30-1778; sponsors: Peter Lau & wife; Andreas born: 9-19-1781 baptised: 10-14-1781 Sponsors: Andreas Lau and wife; Susanna born: 1-15-1784 baptised 4-11-1784 sponsors: Christine Holland and Catherine Lau. St. Paul's (Ziegler's Church No. Cordorus townhsip, York co., Pa. shows this record: Michael b. 11-9-1786 baptized 2-17-1787 sponsors: Michael Newman and Susanna Lau. There were three other children: Frederick, George and Catherine who signed deed transferring their interest in Valentine's estate to Thoas Genin, as shown later. On Feb. 18, 1776 [York co. Deeds Book 2A pg. 458] Valentine II obtained title to 45 and 3/4 acres of land in Cordorus township. Original assessment rolls of COrdorus township, YOrk co., Pa., carry Valentine's name for the years 1778, 1779, 1781, 1783, 1786. Beginning with 1789 and continuing through 1796 his name appears on tax rolls of Sommerset township, Washington co., Pa. On May 4, 1792 Valentine II obtained title to a tract of land "Blackwood" 78 acres 58 perches on Pigeon Creek, SOmmerset township, Washington co., Pa. On Sept. 20, 1727 Valentine II and his wife Catherine deeded this land to John Ogilbee [Washington couny Pa. Deeds Bk. I N pg. 334-6]. Federal census records for Valentine Alt are as follows: 1790 (as Felty AUlt) washingto co., Pa., 1820 Belmont co., Ohio. One Oct. 25, 1798 [Belmont co., Oh. Deeds Book A pg. 371-1] Valentine obtained title to 100 acres in Belmont co., Ohio - - this land is on McHahon's Creeks, supposed to be in Jefferson co., but a later survey showed it to be in Belmont co. Beginning with htis tract of land he bought and sold many pieces of land in Belmont co. up to and including the year 1824, as shown by deeds in the office of recorder at St. Clairsville. Valentine Alt served the American Revolution Was as Following references show: Pennsylvania Archives 6th serries Vol. 2: pg. 521 June 17, 1779 York co. Militia 7th Co. Ensign Valentine Alt; pg. 562 April 5, 1778 York co. 6th co. Ensign Valentine Alt; pg. 641 Oct. 10 to Dec. 10 1781 Capt. James Edgar's Payroll, Ensign Valentine Alt; pg. 674 Class Roll of Capt. Geo. Giselman's co. for year 1782 Enisgn Valentine Ale.; pg. 686 Arrangements of York co. Militia 5th Battalion Ensign Valentine Alt; Page 697 Capt. Giselman;'s co. Valentine Ault. Valentine Alt II died intestate, not later than Oct. 11, 1826 [Belmont County Ohio Probate Court]. The were eight heirs who signed deeds transferring their interests in Valentine's estate (land) to Thomas Genin. They were the following [Belmont co., Ohio Deeds Book M pg. 57 ff]: Frederick Ault of Cincinnatti, Ohio; Andreas Ault (who had a wife Mary) of Morgan co., Ohio; Peter Ault (wife Barbara) of Coshocton co., Ohio; *George AUlt (wife Polly) of Belmont co., Ohio; Jacob Ault of Belmont co., Ohio; Susanna Rose (husband John) of Mercer co., Pa.; Catherine Rose (husband Henry) of Mercer co., Pa."

BIRTH:

16. Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings, Vol. 20 pg. 200-1.

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Valentine "Felty" Ault, Jr.'s Timeline

1750
March 22, 1750
Montgomery County, Pennsylavnia
May 6, 1750
New Hanover Lutheran Church, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1774
1774
Age 23
Pennsylvania
1776
February 16, 1776
Age 25
Cordurus Township, York County, Pennsylvania
1778
August 1, 1778
Age 28
W. Manchester, Cordurus Twp., York, Pennsylvania
1781
September 19, 1781
Age 31
W. Manchester, , York, Pennsylvania
1784
January 15, 1784
Age 33
West Manchester, York County, Pennsylvania
1786
November 9, 1786
Age 36
York County, Pennsylvania
1791
January 17, 1791
Age 40
York, Pennsylvannia
1793
December, 1793
Age 43
Washington County, Pennsylvania