Name: Casper Bonner
Given Name: Casper
Birth: 18 Jun 1724 in Germany
Death: Feb 1792 in ,Shenandoah , Virginia
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Private , Captain Jacob Holeman , Dunmoer County , Virginia Militia , 29 May 1775
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!Note:e-mail, dated Sep 29, 2007Casper BONNER arrived at Pennsylvania last from Rotterdam on 25th November 1740. Signed the Oath of Allegiance to British Government on that date.(Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series, XVII, 201.) After some while he and other immigrants went south of the Potomac River out of Pennsylvania. Next he was recorded as buying land from Lord Fairfax in Fredrick County, Virginia. The land lay along Tom's Creek, which later became a part of Berkeley County when it was formed in 1772.(Source: LAND RECORDS OF BERKELEY COUNTY, Book R, p.112.)On 2nd May 1779 Casper acquired more land from Lord Fairfax. This one amounted to 365 acres. States on page 112 of Book R, LAND RECORDS OF BERKELEY COUNTY,"I do give, grant and confirm to [(sic)(C)]Gasper Bonner of Berkeley County, a certain tract of waste and ungranted land(365 acres in Berkeley County) on some drains of the Potomac" 3"((3.Land Records of Berkeley County, Book R, p.112))"From the best available sources it appears that the sons of Casper Bonner came west to the Monongahela Valley with Zackwell and David Morgan, who had been their neighbors in Berkeley. It is recorded that Reuben Bonner was stationed at Pricketts Fork, Monongalia Couty, June 12, 1774.4((4.Virginia in the Revolution, by McAllister, 231.)) On October 8, 1788, the following entry was made: "Surveyed for Reuben Bonner 400 acres of land in Monongalia County adjoining land of Morgan Morgan in right of residence including his improvement made in the year 1773, agreeable to a certificate from the commissioner, for adjusting claims to unpatented lands in the counties of Monongalia and Ohio, dated 19th February 1782."5" ((5.Surveyor's Records, Monongalia County, IV, 73.))"There is no question in the opinion of the writer that Reuben Bonner was the son of Casper, the immigrant.""The following evidence is given to sustain this opinion, location of home, family names, and relationship with families in Berkeley County. It has been related that Reuben Bonner migrated with the Morgans to the Monongalia Valley. The names of his children were Casper, John, Joseph, Katherine Strain, Susanna Saremore, Mary Gibson, Margaret Harmeason, Elizabeth Miller, and Charlotte Sterne. (Married names of daughters)."more here, if you would like?
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From Book, HISTORY OF THE LAMBERT FAMILY With Information on the Bonner, Bright, Carr, and Yokum Families, by Oscar Doane Lambert,Ph.D., Publishers Whitney & White, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1958, Author's copy,
Bold, capital lettering,
"FIRST BONNERS TO ARRIVE IN PENNSYLVANIA" Standard print,
"On November 25, 1740, the ship Loyal Judith from Rotterdam anchored in port at Philadelphia, having on board a cargo of immigrants who had been taken on ship in the Palatinate. Among the number to arrive was Casper Bonner. He took the Oath of Allegiance to the British government which was a requirement of all non-english immigrants, and signed his name to the register. On that date he was twenty years of age, which makes his birth year 1720.1"
"i. Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd series, XVII, 201."
"After tarrying for a time in Pennsylvania, Casper Bonner set out with that memorable migration of German people to find homes south of the Potomac. The next notice taken of him is that he purchased a farm from Lord Faifax in Fredrick County, Virginia. His land lay along Tom's Creek which became a part of Berkeley County when it formed in 1772.2"
"2. Land Records of Berkeley County, Book R, p. 112."
"At the time he made the transfer of location he had taken part in frontier warfare and had achieved the rank of corporal.
On May 2, 1779, this frontiersman acquired another boundary from Fairfax, this one amounting to 365 acres."
Database: 6105359Individual: I13967Name: Stephen SmithEmail:<mailto:CODEMANSTEVE@gmail.com>Note:I believe this man's name to be Casper Bonner.Book, Northern Neck Land Grants, Volume III, 1775-1800, compiled by Gertrude E. Gray."Index,Bonner, Gasper/Casper 63Bonner, Casper 20Bonner, Gasper 29, 149"Book Q,1775-1778, page 20, entry #Q-336:Berkeley County-Back Creek, adjacent Shepard, hills of Back Creek, Rawlings, Casper Bonner, road from Rawlings to Warm Springs. 7th of September 1778." Northern Neck Land Grants, Book R, 1778-1780, entry #R-112 "Gasper Bonner of Berkeley County, 365(three hundred,sixty-five acres, on drains of the Potowmac, in said county. Surveyor: Richard Riggs, Adjacent George Myles, Thomas Swerengen, road from Rawlings on Back Creek to Warm Springs, Turd Hill Mountain, 2nd of March 1779."Book V, 1790-1792, page 149, entry #V-570,"Gasper Bonner 30th of May 1792."Northern Neck Land Grants, Volume II, 1742-1775,"Index,Bonner, Casper 228Bonner, Gasparde 230Book P, 1771-1775, entry #P-312 "Casper Bonner, 22nd of December 1774"
Catherine b: 1730
- John Bonner b: 12 Aug 1752
- Catherine Bonner
- Christina Bonner b: 1760
- Michael Bonner b: 12 May 1764
- Elizabeth Bonner b: 25 Aug 1766