Joseph Graybill

Male 1770 - 1844  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name Joseph Graybill 
    Born From 1766 to 1770  , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died From 17 Jun 1843 to 11 Apr 1844  West Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3801  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2015 

    Father John or Peter Graybill,   b. 16 Oct 1727, , , Germany or Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Mar 1811, Johnsville, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 83 years) 
    Mother Mary,   b. Abt 1730,   d. Bef 1815, Johnsville, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1754 
    Family ID F998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Garber,   b. 1771, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, West Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1792  , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. There continues to be a debate on whether "Old Peter" Graybill or John Graybill are different individuals or one and the same person. This individual is definitely a child of Old Peter as ascertained by the settlement of his estate. (See notes of this individual's father for more discussion on this issue.) There seems to be more and more researchers leaning towards "Old Peter" as the father; however, I am not entirely sure. I enter Old Peter's children as if he is correct father of this family - all subject to further research.

      2. Censuses:
      1810 US: East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania, p. 7 of 10 (next door are families of Jacob Carver aged 26-44 who could be perhaps a relation on the wife's side as well as Peter Eller):
      Joseph Grable, males 2@10-15;1@26-44; females: 3 under 10; 1@10-15; 1@26-44.
      Peter Eller, males 1 under 10; 1@26-44; females: 1@16-25.

      1830 US: West Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania, p. 15 of 26 (families of Samuel Gribble and Daniel Gribble are on either side of Joseph):
      Joseph Gribble, males:1under5;1@5-10;!@10-15;1@60-70; females: 1under 5, 1@20-30,1@50-60.

      1840 US: West Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania, p. 11 of 22, with families of Samuel Grable, Daniel Grable, and William Garber (a relative of the wife?) next door:
      Joseph Grable, males: 1@10-15, 1@70-80; females: 1@10-15, 1@60-70.

      1850 US: Cannot find husband nor wife in the censuses. I also checked with the censuses of their sons Samuel and Daniel in Washington Co., but did not find her.

      3. The book "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. "Gene" Pitt, 1996, FHL book 929.273 P658pn:
      Pp. 3-6: "The first two generations below, namely John and Christian are presented with some trepidation and should not be considered absolutely valid.
      John Graybill: b. probably in Switzerland; md. to ___. He emigrated to the German Palatinate, probably about 1690. Their children may have included Christian.
      Christian Graybill [son of John above]: b. abt 1690, probably in Switzerland or the German Palatinate; md. to Mary ___. He and John Graybill emigrated to America in 1727 aboard the ship 'Friendship's brother instead of 'Old' Peter's first name. This mystery is left to future researchers to resolve.
      John(?) 'Old' Peter Graybill [possible son to Christian above]: b. 16 Oct 1727, probably Switzerland or Germany; d. bef 11 Mar 1811, Johnsville, Frederick Co., MD; md. abt 1750 to Mary ___. She was b. abt 1730; d. bef 1815, Johnsville, Frederick Co., MD. Peter apparently lived Friendship, York Co., PA and Lancaster Co., PA before moving to Johnsville, Frederick Co., MD. Their children included Elizabeth, John, Saree, John Peter, Francy and Joseph. Some of the children may have taken the names Grabel, Grabill, Graybeal, and Grable... The records of Old Peter and his children, other than Michael Peter, are courtesy of Paul Phipps, a descendant of Henry Graybeal and Celia Henson, who acquired them from various sources. [Children:]
      a. Elizabeth Grabel, b. abt 1754, probably PA; md. to Joseph Eller. He was b. abt 1754, probably Lancaster Co., PA.
      b. John Grabill, b. 13 Mar 1758, probably Lancaster Co., PA; d. 13 Feb 1844, Johnsville, Frederick Co., MD; md. to Anna Garber. She was b. abt 1764; d. aft 1829, Johnsville, Frederick Co., MD. Their children were Christina, Magdalin, Abraham, Susanna, Charlotte, Hannah, and Peter [see book for more detailed downline].
      c. Sara "Saree" Grabel, b. abt 1760, probably Lancaster Co., PA; md. 17 Feb 1811 to Adam Smith. He was b. abt 1760.
      d. John Peter Graybill, b. 3 Oct 1762, probably in Lancaster or York Co., PA... [see his notes for more information; also note there is no actual documentation given in the book definitely tying this individual to the other siblings or noted father].
      e. Francy Grabel, b. abt 1765, probably Lancaster Co., PA; d. abt 1838, probably Randolph Twp., Montgomery Co., OH; md. abt 1783, Frederick Co., MD to Henry Eller, Jr. He was b. Abt 1760, probably Lancaster Co., PA; d. 1832, Randolph Twp., Montgomery Co., OH. Their children were a daughter name unknown, Daniel, Christina, Mary, Abraham, Frances, Henry, Sarah, Elizabeth, Anna, and Joseph. [See book for more on these children and their descendants.]
      f. Joseph Grable, Sr., b. abt 1770, Frederick Co., MD; d. 1844, Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA; md. abt 1792, Frederick Co., MD to Barbara Garber. She was b. 1771, Frederick Co., MD; d. 1851 West Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA. Their children were Nancy, Daniel, Samuel, Susanna, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Joseph. [See book for more on these children and their downlines.]"
      Pp. 8 and 9: Transcription of "Old" Peter Graybill's Last Will and Testament follows: "I Peter Grabill of Frederick County and State of Maryland being weak in Body but of sound and disposing memory and understanding do therefore make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following after just debts and funeral charges are paid it is my will and I order that my beloved wife shall hold one third of my money now by me and what is owing to me and it is my will and I order that my Executor hereafter named shall pay my daughter Saree fifteen pounds yearly for taking care of her mother and then fifteen pounds which is to be paid to my Daughter Sara shall be taken out of my estate before the money is Divided and after it is my will and I order that my Executor shall Divide the remainder of my cash now by me and make my children all Equal share and Share alike unto my son Peter one share unto my son John one Share unto my Daughter Elizabeth one share unto my Daughter Francy one share unto my son Joseph one share my Daughter Francy one share unto my son Joseph one share my Daughter Francy has received one hundred pounds more than the rest of my children and them hundred pounds shall be in part of her share and my son Joseph had fifty pounds more than the rest and that shall be in part of his share and Daughter Elizabeth had received fifteen pounds more and that shall be part of her share. And it is my will and I order that my wife shall hold all my Household and kitchen furniture and cows and every thing about the House and Barn during her life and after her Decease my Executor shall sell my property and the money Equaly to be Divided among my parcel of children-And Lastly I do hereby constitute and Appoint my son John Grabill to be the sole Executor of this my last will and Testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and one other to be my last will and Testament - Whereof I have unto my hand and fixed my seal this Eleventh Day of March in the year one thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven. His Peter X mark. Signed Sealed and Delivered by Peter Grabill the above named Testator as and for his last will and Testamont in the presence of and who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto. Johannes Wampler, Martin Garbor."
      "Frederick County to wit on the 2 day of November 1812 then came John Grabill and solomnly and sincerely affirmed and declared that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true whole will and Testamont of Pete Grabill lat of Frederick County Deceased that hath come to his hands and possession and that he dothe not know of an other. Signed, Dick Butler. "
      "Frederick County to wit on the 2 day of November 1812 then came Martin Garber one of the subscribing witness to the signing last will and testament of Peter Grabill late of Frederick County Deceased and Solemnly and Sincerely Affirmed and Declared that he did see the Testator therein named sign and seal this will he heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his signing he was to the best of his apprehension of a sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding that he subscribed his name as a witness to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and that he did also see John Wampler the other subscribing witnesses sign his name as a witness to said will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and all in the presence of each other. Dick Butler, Sign."
      [Note: if Old Peter Graybill turns out to be the correct ancestry, then review the following website which has much information on Old Peter's children and their descendants: Worldconnect database ":480580".]

      4. In regards to "Old" Peter Graybill being this individual, additional comment in the online "Eller Chronicles":
      A. Vol. IV No. 4. p. 4 Nov. 1990, by the Eller Family Association, has the following additional comments: "Madeline Fletcher of Ft. Collins, CO. shared some research material collected by her late mother, Chloe Louisa (Welker) Evans, in the 1950's:
      "Peter Grabill, Sr. will dated 11 Mar 1811 and proved 2 Nov. 1812 Frederick Co., MD. By witnesses Johannes Wampler and Martin Garber. Daughter Saree was to care for her unnamed mother; children Peter, John, Elizabeth, Franey, Joseph. Will Liber R.B.I., Folio 327.
      "Final account by Executor John Grabel filed 26 Apr. 1813. Fanny w/o Henry Eller, Joseph Grabel, Elizabeth w/o Joseph Eller, Peter & John Grabel."
      "Note: The widow nor Saree are here named. Administrators Accounts for Estates 1812-7, pp. 192-3."
      "I feel that a deed issued by Peter the same day his will was written provides the name of his wife as Mary. A 40 acre tract was being sold to John Grabill. Deed Liber W.R. 39, Folio 561. Born in 1858, John died in 1844 and was buried on his farm along the Molasses Rd. near Johnsville, MD."
      "Peter, Jr. wed Christina Wampler and moved to Ashe Co., N.C. Among their children, Barbara and Michael respectively wed David and Polly, children of Michael & Catherine (Eller) Stoker)"
      B. Vol. VII No 4, Nov 1993, p. 308, excerpts of a talk given by Paul J. Phipps of Orting, WA, on 17 July 1993 at the Eller Family Association Conference held in Portland, OR [note that Paul believes "Old" Peter to be correct]:
      "Two of 'Old' Peter Grabill's daughters married two of Henry Eller Sr.'s sons. Namely, Elizabeth Grabill married Joseph Eller, and Francy Grabill married Henry Eller Jr." [Note: Henry is in my database.]
      "I do have a framework of the 6 children of 'Old' Peter and Mary Grabill. I think the first 5 children were probably born in Lancaster Co., PA. The youngest child was probably born in Frederick Co., MD. a. Elizabeth b. abt 1754, married Joseph Eller. I have very little on this family.
      b. John b. 13 Nov 1755, married Anne Garber. They lived and died in Frederick Co., MD. There were 4 children.
      c. Sara b. abt 1760, married Adam Smith Jr. I have very little on this family.
      d. Peter Sr. b. abt 1760, married Christina Wampler. They moved to VA in abt 1780 and were in Wilkes Co. (now Ashe Co.), NC in abt 1785. I have over 4000 descendants in my computer. There were 10 children.
      e. Francy b. abt 1765, married Henry Eller Jr. They moved to Washington Co., PA in abt 1787, then to Montgomery Co., OH in abt 1815. There were 11 children.
      f. Joseph b. abt 1770, married Barbara Garber. They moved to Washington Co., PA in abt 1805. There were 7 children.
      "Pertinent Wills and Deeds all recorded and filed In Frederick Co., MD are as following:
      a. Deed of Old Peter Grabill, dtd. 21 Aug. 1769
      b. Will of Old Peter Grabill, dtd. 11 Mar. 1811 [Quoted above.]
      c. Will of Peter Wampler Jr., dtd. 9 June 1792 [Quoted in Peter's notes.]
      d. Deed of Joseph Eller (son of Henry Sr.), dtd. 21 Apr. 1794
      e. Will of John Grabill (son of Old Peter), dtd. 12 Mar. 1829"

      5. From the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT in an article entitled "Our Grable History." This portion deals with the children and descendants of John Peter and Mary Graybill. See notes for John Peter Graybill for a full transcription of the article:
      "We are told in several places that our Grable and Garber ancestors were German speaking Swiss or Germans from the Palatinate. The Palatinates today are the states of Bavaria (Upper Palatinate) and Rhineland-Palatinate (Lower Palatinate). The Ellers and Wamplers that we will say something of are of the same general background. We suspect but do not know those we are concerned with immigrated to America around 1750.
      To date our earliest Grable ancestor we find is the Peter Craple of the Will RB 1-327, March 1, 1811, Frederick County, Maryland. He is found in Frederick County buying property in a tract of land called "Hammond's Strife" as early as 1769. This is in tax District No. 1, Unity and Burt House Wood Hundreds (do not have this located on map yet). Peter could easily be an immigrant but it is fairly unlikely that we will be able to identify him further. There is a suggestion (will cover later) that Peter came to Frederick County from Virginia.
      Peter's wife's name was Mary. The Will names Daughters Saree, Elizabeth and Francey and sons Peter, John and Joseph. Saree in the Will is to be paid for the care of her mother. The Administrative Account does not mention Saree. This after the Will states that the children would get equal shares...
      The 1800 Maryland Census lists in Libertytown District on consecutive lines, John Grebel, Peter Grebel, Joseph Grebel, Samuel Garber Jr., Christian Garber, Jacob Garber and Martin Garber of Samuel. This is on page 988. On page 986, same district, we find Martin Garber Jr. and Sr. The Grabels here are Peter Sr. and his sons John and Joseph. The Garbers on page 988 are sons of Samuel Garber Sr. who died in 1793, Will GM 2-463.
      Peter Grabill Jr. is not in the 1800 or 1810 Maryland Census. From Wampler material we find that Christina Wampler, daughter of Hans Peter and Mari Barbara Brenessee Sneither Wampler married Peter Grabill. Hans Peter's son John m. Magdalina Garber, daughter of Martin Garber Sr. John Wampler is next to Peter Grabill in the 1810 Maryland Census. He witnessed Peter's Will along with a Martin Garber (probably Martin of Samuel) but did not appear with Martin to confirm the Will after Peter's death.
      Continuing on Peter Jr., from a Mormon Index we located a John Peter Grabill b. 1768 who was married in Botetort County, Virginia to Christina Wampler. John Peter's father is listed as John Grabill. Obviously the birthdate is in error- Roy Wampler lists 1762- he was born before 1768 since the first born is listed as being born in 1780 in Frederick County, Maryland. John Peter Grabill being born in Virginia suggests that Peter and Mary came from Virginia with their family to Frederick County. That Peter Jr.'s and Christina's second child was born in Virginia and the other younger ones in North Carolina explains why Peter Jr. is not in the Maryland 1791, 1800 and 1810 Census. And why descendants of Peter Jr. refer to him as Peter Sr. in or from North Carolina...
      Peter Grabel date and place of birth unknown. Died immediately before March 11, 1811 at Johnsville, Frederick County, Maryland. Burial site unknown but could be on upper McCullar farm, Molasses Road, Johnsville. m. Mary . Her place and date of birth are unknown. Died before 1815 when the Administrative Account of Peter's Will was recorded. A deed M 445 shows he was in Frederick County, August 21, 1769.
      Children: (six)
      1. Saree. May have married Adam Smith, February 17, 1811. She was paid 15 pounds yearly to care for her mother after her father's death. Was not mentioned in the Administrative Account.
      2. Peter b. 1762 in Virginia; d. May 11, 1848, Jackson, Ohio; m. Christina Wampler dau Hans Peter and Anna Breneness Wampler in Botetort County, Virginia. Christina b. 1760 or 1761 in Virginia (?); d. October 10, 1844; buried with Peter in Callaghan Cemetery, Madison, Jackson, Ohio.
      3. John Grabill b. March 13, 1758; d. February 13, 1844 Johnsville, Maryland; buried on upper McCullar farm, Molasses Road, Johnsville; m. Ann Garber dau of Samuel; Ann's grave may be beside John but is unmarked if it is. The William's History of Frederick County states that John is an immigrant.
      4. Elizabeth m. Joseph Eller, son of Henry Eller. Joseph by Deed April 26, 1794 purchased two tracts of land "Wallings Luck" and "Part of Adventure" from his brothers and sisters. This in Washington County, Maryland just Southeast of Hagerstown.
      5. Francey m. Henry Eller Jr.
      6. Joseph b. about 1770, probably Frederick County, Maryland; m. Barbara Garber daughter of Samuel Garber about 1792, Frederick County, Maryland, died 1844 West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Joseph by Deed WR 15 519, 1797 purchased 40 acres "Part of Ivy Church" from Martin Garber of Samuel. In 1805 Joseph and Barbara sold this property to Joseph's father Peter. In 1806 Joseph is listed in Tax Lists, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Earliest maps show Joseph's 127 acre farm we know as the Grable homestead. Early records of the Ten Miles Church of the Brethren show Joseph as a member. This is the Joseph of page 8 Grable History..."

      6. The following information was found at Worldconnect database "pinkflutterby28" accessed 27 Dec 2008:
      A. The "Church Book of Names, of the Ten Mile Church of the Brethren." Member prior to 1838. Joseph Grable Sr was minister at Ten Mile Church of the Brethren prior to 1838. (Church Book)
      B. References the following book: "Descendants of Joseph G. and Barbara (Garber) Grable," Revision Compiled by F. Thomas Gayman. Dec. 1998.
      C. 1800 Frederick Co., Libertytown District, MD Census Index, pg. 988, Line 8. Variant: 1800 Washington Co., MD Census Index, pg. 123 (a Joseph Grabriel is listed). D. Joseph is on the 1806 Tax List in West Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co., PA.

      7. Website accessed 27 Dec 2008 with the following unverified information:
      "We are told in several places that our Grable and Garber ancestors were German speaking Swiss or Germans from the Palatinate. The Palatinates today are the states of Bavaria (Upper) and Rhineland-Palatinate (Lower). We believe the Grables immigrated to America around 1750- our Garbers came earlier. They were German Baptist. This list traces the line from Joseph G. Grable down to my son, Jeffery Todd Grable
      Joseph G. Grable Sr. was a son of Peter Grabill Sr. and Mary ???. Born in Frederick Co. Maryland abt 1770. Died in 1844 in West Bethlehem township, (Marianna), Washington County, Pa. He is buried in Grable Cemetery, Grable Homestead, Marianna, Pa. He married Barbara Garber about 1792 in Frederick, Co. Md. Barbara was born in 1771, died in 1851 in Marianna, Pa. Buried in Grable Cemetery. Joseph G. Grable, Sr. and Barbara Garber had the following children:
      Nancy Grable was born in 1793. Died in 1858. Buried in Horn Cemetery, West Bethlehem Township, (Marianna), Washington County, Pa.
      Daniel Grable, Born June 1, 1795; Died August 26 1851
      Samuel Grable, Born July 15, 1798, Died June 22, 1874
      Susanna Grable, Born 1801 Died 1834
      Rebecca Jane Grable, Born 1803
      Elizabeth Grable, Born September 05, 1808
      Joseph G. Grable, Jr. Born August 9, 1814 in Beallsville, Pa. Died 1892 Buried in Old Hill Cemetery, Scenery Hill, Pa. He married Elizabeth Hill, born 1817, died 1857, buried Old Hill Cemetery..."

      8. "History of Washington Co. Pa. West Bethlehem Twp.": "The German Baptist Church was first organized in West Bethlehem Twp. about 1800 with the Rev. Bruist as its pastor. The first place for holding meetings was at the brick church on Ten Mile Creek. The following are the names of the members of this society prior to the year 1838, Jacob Garber Sr. Elder, Daniel Spohn, Sally Spohn, Israel Bigler Sr., Catherine Bigler, Andrew Wise, Samuel Thomas, Henry Tanner, Joseph Grable, Barbara Grable, Jacob Y. Spohn, John Spohn, John Miller, Nancy Miller, John Lane, Hannah Leasor, Robert Guttery, Peter, Joshua, Rebecca, Ezekiel and Elizabeth Swilhart." "In 1823 in the east part of the twp. there was a log school-house standing on Joseph Grable's farm."

      9. Index of miscellaneous deeds from the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT. I am not sure of the relationship, if any, of all the parties herein listed and this is for reference only:
      "Some Frederick County Maryland Deeds:
      E-125 Joseph Grable to Jacob Funk, March 20, 1753
      E-509 Joseph Grable to Jacob Funk, August 21, 1754 Agreement
      F-244 Joseph Grable to Jacob Funk, May 28, 1757
      F-393 Joseph Grable from James ___, February 11, 1758
      K-782 Joseph Grable to Jacob Roland, November 19, 1766
      K-782 Samuel Grable from Leonard White, November 14, 1766
      K-743 Joseph Grable to Jacob Funk - Release
      K-803 Martin Garver from Jacob Danner, December 19, 1766
      K-1284 Henry Eller to Jacob Flora, June 6, 1767
      L-515 John Garver from Jacob Danner, October 1, 1768
      N-396 Leonard Kitzmiller from Samuel Stringer, October 10, 1770
      N-505 Peter Wampler from Richard Coroxal, December 15, 1770
      S-96 George Michael Eller from Edward Gaither
      O-3 Henry Eller to David Buzzard, January 14, 1771
      L-665 John Grable to Jacob Roland, May 1772
      P-128 Henry Eller from Leonard Kitzmiller, June 13, 1772
      P-110 Leonard Kitzmiller to Samuel Carver, June 13, 1772
      BD1-539 John Garver to Jacob Danner, May 22, 1775- did not find
      BD6-34 John Grabill to Jacob Danner, June 20, 1775
      WR-2-543 Peter Grable to Michael Christ, May 26, 1779
      WR-3-71 John Grabell to Wm. Renner, July 27, 1782
      GM2-444 Peter Wampler, 1782
      WR-4-98 Peter Grable to Michael Christ, May 26, 1779
      WR-6-4 Henry Eller to Philip Fishburn, June 22, 1784
      WR-6-84 Henry Eller to Francis B. Sappington, August 19, 1784
      WR-3-205 John Grable from John Bowman, Bill of Sale
      WR-7-332 John Grable and others to George Kitzburger, June 12, 1787
      WR-7-616 John Grable to Paul Clapsdale, December 4, 1787
      WR-8-505 John Grable from John Shuk, June 8, 1789 Bill of Sale
      WR-9-194 John Grable from Sam Cole, April 30, 1790
      WR-9-250 John Grable from Joseph Boyer, June 1, 1790
      WR-9-46 Peter Grable from Martin Sheets, July 8, 1790
      WR-9-546 Peter Grable from Henry Repp, December 7, 1790
      WR-11-279 John Garber and others, September 24, 1791, Agreement
      WR-11-210 John Wampler to Lazarus Findburg, November 21, 1792
      WR-11-199 Joseph Wampler from Michael Baer, November 19, 1792
      WR-11-587 Joseph Eller from Jacob Baer, May 31, 1793
      WR 12-41 John Garber, Upton Scott and others, May 9, 1794 Agreement
      WR 12-445 John Grable from Balser Riam, June 3, 1794
      WR 12-447 John Grable from Balser Riam, June 3, 1794
      WR 12-456 John Grable to Christian Ebey, June 6, 1794
      WR 12-451 John Grable to Christian Ebey, June 6, 1794
      WR 12-535 John Grable from Conrad Cragon, August 14, 1794
      WR 12-516 John Grable to Rebecca Reynolds, July 30, 1794
      WR 13-153 John Grable to Conrad Hi , March 26, 1795
      WR 13-126 Joseph Eller from Frederick Murray, March 24, 1795
      WR 13-449 Martin Garber from Richard Cook, August 11, 1795
      WR 13-263 Martin Garber from Philip Fishburn, May 6, 1795
      WR 15-481 John Grable from Negro Bill, July 5, 1797
      WR 15-595 Joseph Eller from John Kerr, September 6, 1797
      WR 15-518 Martin Garber from Richard Coal, August 8, 1797
      WR 15-519 Joseph Grable from Martin Garber, August 8, 1797
      WR 15-395 David Wampler from Joseph Grable, June 8, 1797
      WR 17-44 Jacob Grable from Wm. Hardin, May 24, 1798
      WR 19-71 David Wampler from Christian Simmons, October 8, 1799
      WR 12-245 Peter Wampler from Samuel Chase, March 1794
      WR 16-463 John Wampler from Joseph Baker, May 2, 1795
      WR 17-302 John Garber from ___ Scott, October 2, 1798
      WR 19-247 Joseph Eller from Jacob Young, January 16, 1800
      WR 19-250 Joseph Eller to Jacob Pofsbarger, January 17, 1800
      WR 19-252 Joseph Eller to Michael Minor Sr., January 17, 1800
      WR 19-444 John Wampler to John Iler, April 16, 1800
      WR 21-466 John Grable from Christian Leasner, September 17, 1801
      WR 21-541 Jacob Garber to Joseph Baker, October 21, 1801
      WR 23-227 Martin Carver and others to Samuel Garber, July 29, 1802
      WR 23-228 Samuel Garber from Christian Garber and others, July 29, 1802
      WR 23-229 Samuel Garber and others to Christian Garber, July 29, 1802
      WR 23-231 John Garber from John Wampler, July 29, 1802
      WR 23-234 John Wampler to Martin Garber, July 29, 1802
      WR 22-548 Moses Grable from Craig Marshall, May 15, 1802
      WR 20-41 Martin Garber from Wm. Head, June 21, 1800
      WR 20-43 Martin Garber from Peter Kramer, June 28, 1800
      WR 22-4 Moses Grable to Michael Freeze, November 3, 1801
      WR 25-579 John Garber from Israel Bigler, May 8, 1804
      WR 26-71 John Garber from Anna Garber and others, September 5, 1804
      WR 27-544 Joseph Grable to Peter Grable, October 10, 1805
      WR 39-561 John Grable from Peter Grable, May 22, 1811
      WR 42-380 John Grable and others to State of Maryland, May 31, 1813
      WR 44-85 John Grable to Louis Mottier, April 5, 1813"

      1. Birth year of between 1766 and 1770 is determined from him being no older than 44 in the 1810 census but over older than 60 in 1830 and older than 70 in 1840. Sons Daniel (farmer) and Samuel (shoemaker) Grabill in the 1850 census for West Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania, ages 52 and 51 respectively, indicate birthplaces as Maryland.

      1. The book "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania" accessed at, vol. 2, p. 136 talks about Phoebe Grable, the wife of W. Winnett Holder: "She was born on the old Grable homestead place in West Bethlehem township, a daughter of Joseph and Abigail (McGinnes) Grable, both of whom spent their last days on that place, the former dying there in 1851 at the age of 58 years. Joseph Grable, who was born in Maryland, became one of the substantial farmers and landowners of West Bethlehem township."
      This Joseph was the son of Joseph and Barbara and his age at the time of death would put his birth as 1793 thereby giving credence to the generally accepted marriage date of his parents as "Abt 1792 in Maryland." The farm would have been in the Marianna neighborhood judging from later remarks in the biography.

      1. Title: Washington Co, Pennsylvania, Will Book; Author: Prepared by Citizen's Library, Genealogical Records Group of Washington, Pennsylvania; Publication: 1983, page 71:
      "Will of Joseph dtd. 17 June 1843 and probated 11 April 1844 in Washington Co., PA. The estate record for Joseph Grable is recorded in Orphans' Court Docket "G," Washington Co, Pennsylvania, page 247. Michael Bigler and Andrew Cox were executors of the estate. Listed are Joseph, Nancy (wife of Daniel Bigler), Samuel, Jane and Joseph Johnston, Elizabeth (wife of Isaac Davis). Son Daniel died prior to his father, but Daniel's children Hannah (wife of Israel Smith), Nancy (wife of John Wise), David, Barbara (wife of Lewis Shape), Eli, Isaac and Joseph were listed as beneficiaries, together with ten other minor heirs who were not named."