About Frederick Ault
1. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Valentin Alt, His Children and Grandchildren (1949), pg. 103.
"Frederick Ault was residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 4, 1828, he signed a deed, conveying his interest in his fathers, Valentine's land in Belmont county, Ohio. [Bk. M pg. 57] to Thomas Genin.
In 1829 [Cincinnati, Oh. City Directory pg. 14] Frederick was registered as a potter in Cincinnati, residing in Friendship Alley, between Ludlow and Lawerence.
No other documentary items concerning this son of Valentine Ault have thus far been verified.
Tenative evidence indiciates that his wife was Nancy Hinds [Belmont co. Oh. Deeds Bk. N pg. 158], daughter of John Hinds of St. Clairsville, Belmont county, Ohio."
2. Unknown, pg. 20. " ....Frederick Ault...For this report, two of Valentine’s children, Frederick and Henry, will receive study in detail. Frederick was born November 7, 1743 baptized February 5, 1744, according to records of the New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania .
The next known record shows him choosing his guardian, as mentioned earlier in an Orphans Court on November 28, 1759 . It would be interesting to know how he spent his time while growing up. One wonders about his schooling, noting that his signature is always just FA, printed in bold, distinctive form, also noting in the inventory of his personal estate "1 lot of old Books", which incidentally, his widow reserved among the items she chose from the personal estate . No land records nor assessment lists in York county have been found for Frederick. His wife was Eva (Eve) Heins, and four of their children were baptized in York county: Johann Friedrich born January 30, 1765 baptismal date not stated; Anna Catharine baptized 1766 [96[; Andreas baptized 1769; and Johannes baptized 1773 . On September 5, 1767, Frederick served as one of the appraisers of the personal estate of Mathias Nehs, of Manchester township . At the time he was but 23 years old. On the appraisal sheet is the rather decorative monogram, which he seems always to have used as his signature. No other references to him appear in York county. There is some evidence that Frederick Ault had taken his family to what is now Washington county, Pennsylvania by 1777 . At that time the area was in the border land claimed by both Pennsylvania and Virginia, claims settled when the extension of the Mason and Dixon line set the boundary, 1781.
Frederick's name, spelled Olt, appears in the assessment rolls for 1784, the first year Washington county records show such lists. Tax rolls for various years show Frederick a busy farmer and miller. In 1798 he was assessed on a hundred and thirty acres of cleared land, an oil mill, and a saw mill; in 1804-05 and again in 1811-12 the lists show a saw mill and a grist mill. Frederick's business acumen is evidenced by his being appointed co-administrator with Philip Black of the estate of John Tinkey, of Washington county, 1789 . He also was co-executor with George Kinter of the will of his brother Conrod Ault who had died in Washington county and whose will was made there December 30, 1787 . Frederick was appointed guardian of Conrod's son Frederick September 23, 1793 . During the Revolutionary War and the period of post-Revolution troubles along the western Pennsylvania border, Frederick Ault gave service in the Washington county Militia, as shown in the following records:....." This came from Reba Newel of St. Charles, Mo. a single page with no title, author, date or publication information on it.