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Johann Wilhelm Andres Zumwald (Andrew Zumwalt) came to America in the shipVIRTUOUS  GRACE, commanded by Captain John Bull, which sailed from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and made port at Baltimore on September 24, 1737.  The ship's list shows Andrew as 39 years old. He took the Oath of Allegiance to America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (source: 18th Century Emigrants from German-Speaking lands to North America, Vol. II, 1985). Settled on lands west of the Susquehanna River, where the town of Little York, PA was laid out in 1741.  Andrew lived in Little York until the death of his first wife Mary, who died about 1748/49. He then married Ann Regina "a lada from Zwitzerland". Andrew moved to Frederick County, Virginia on or near the Potomac, primarily to secure better medical attention. Andrew died late in 1764. His Will was dated 20 October 1764; the estate probated on March 6, 1765 in Frederick Co., VA. My ancestor comes from Andrew's second marriage, so I will focus on that direct line. 

John D. Zumwalt was born about 1756 in Frederick County, Virginia, he died in St. Charles County, Missouri in 1820.  At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Conrad (abt. 1780), he was living in what is now Pendleton County, West Virginia (then VA). The family lived there until 1790 when they went to Kentucky. In 1806, John took his family to the new Missouri Territory, where he received land grant No. 1206 for 640 acres in Darst Bottom, St. Charles Co., MO (Source: "Land Grants in the Femme Osage Township" in "The History of St. Charles, Montgomery and Warren Counties, MO, 1885" pg.101).

Military notes:  While serving in Lord Dunmor's War, John received a severe arm injury which was to handicap him for life. Despite this, he served in Captain John McCay's Augusta Co., VA Militia Company (1778). (Source: "Historic Register of Virginians in the Revolution" by John Gwathmey, pg.751). Listed in the DAR Patriot Index Book:  John Sumwalt/Zumwalt c.1750 in VA, died before 2-27-1821 in MO, married Elizabeth Conrad. He served as a soldier for VA. Would love to find out more about his military service.

Both John & Elizabeth died in 1820 and were buried in Stony Point Cemeter, the Zumwalt-Heald Family Burial Plot at Fort Zumwalt.

I would really appreciate additional family history on the Elizabeth Conrad. Supposedly they came from Pennsylvania and settled in Rockingham County, Virginia,  family members emigrated into Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.

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