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Martin A Zornes

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Monogalia, Augusta, Virginia, USA
Death: March 20, 1838 (84-92)
Sandy Springs, Adams, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Andreas Zorn; Jacob Zorn; Eva Dorothea Zornes and Mary Catherine Zorn
Husband of Catherine Zornes
Father of Martin Alivie Zornes; Betsy Ann Zornes; Susanna Zornes; William Stout Zornes; Mary Galliher and 8 others
Brother of Catherine Eye; Jacob Andrew Zornes; Johann Andreas Zornes and Catherine Zorn

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About Martin A Zornes

FAG #21890222

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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Monogalia, Augusta, Virginia, USA
Age 30
Monongalia, , Virginia, USA
Age 30
Monongalia, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Casey, Adair, Iowa, USA
July 1781
Age 31
Lost Creek, Harrison County, WV, USA
Age 32
Monongalia, Va Now, West Virginia, USA
Age 36
Harrison, Charles, Virginia, USA
Age 38
Age 40