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Conrad Ault

  • Born: 18 Dec 1746, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • Christened: 14 Mar 1747, Augustus Evangelical Lutheran Church at Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Maria Elizabeth after 1779
  • Died: Dec 1787, Washington County, Pennsylvania at age 41

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Baptism, 14 Mar 1747, Evangelical Lutheran Church at Trappe, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania.

Court Records, 26 Mar 1756, Pennsylvania. Came into Court Maria Katharina Alt widow and administratrix of Valentine Alt late of Youk Township Weaver Deced and Prayed that Conrad Alt a minor Orphan Son of the said Valentine Aged nine years the eighteenth day of December last may be bound an apprentice to George Jacob Shaffer of Codorus Township Wheel Wright. It is considered by the Court and the said Conrad Alt is hereby bound an Apprentice to the said George Jacob Shaffer until he shall be of the age of twenty one years. In considertion whereof the said George Jacob Shaffer doth Covenant and agree to teach the said apprentice to read and write and the art or mystery of a Wheel-Wright which he now practiseth and to furnish and allow the said apprentice sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, and lodging during the said term and at the expiration thereof to pay unto him three Pounds Current money of the province and two suits of apparel one whereof shall be new.

Court Records, 29 Nov 1759. Conrad became the ward of George Myer and Philip Zeegler, following the death of his father.

Court Records, 27 May 1760. On May 27, 1760, his guardians petitioned the orphans court of Youk county to discharge from an indenture of apprenticeship the boy and his master, George Jacob Shaffer, wheelwright, to whom he had been apprenticed on March 26, 1756. The guardians petitioned that Conrad be apprenticed to Jacob Alt, weaver, and the Court so bound "the said Minor -- an Apprentice to Jacob Alt to learn the Trade of a Weaver during his minority. In consideraton whereof the said Jacob Alt Covenanteth to teach the said apprentice the trade or mistery of a weaver and to find him sufficient meat, drin, apparel, washing, and lodging during the said term and at the expiration thereof to pay unto the said aprentice to the value of four pounds in tools of his trade or that sum in money and one new suit of apparel and to teach him to read and write."

Tax Records: Pennsylvania, 8 Dec 1774, York county, Shrewsbury township. Shows Conrad a single man.

Tax Records: Pennsylvania, 1779, York county, Shrewsbury township. Show Conrad a single man.

Note:, Bef 1787, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Conrad removed to Washington county, Pennsylvania, where he made his will on December 30, 1878. He died not later than August 11, 1788.

Will, 30 Dec 1787, Washington County, Pennsylvania. IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN

I Conrod Ault of the County of Washington and State of Pennsylvania, Farmer, being very sick and weak, but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god calling it unto mind the mortallity of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of Allmighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased god to bless me in this life, I give demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I give and bequath to Elizabeth Ault my dearly beloved wife all the beds and bedding. One cow and a heifer with calf and she is to take her choice two ews and two withers her choice, and four hogs her choice of them, all the putter, the iron pot and frying pan one skillet two ladels and flesh fork one churn and two buckets one tin coffee pot and one tin quart and two tin cups one box iron and two heeters, one spinning wheel and a picking axe a weeding hoe and mattock, five hogs a fatting in the pen, and all the grain in the place likewise all the food hay and straw, and all the flax, two Psalm Books, four bags, all the knives and forks, two bells, all the earthen ware, one lamp, all the wool and wolling and linnen, except my waring apparal. Likewise I leave her the whole place till my youngest son Jacob Ault come to be fourteen years of age in which time she is to give the children schooling so as to read and write well, I do furthermore dequath unto my beloved wife the third of all my moveable effects after my debts is paid, and also, the whole of my land if she keeps single till my son John is Twenty One years of Age: afterward she is to have twelve bushels of good merchantable wheat, yearly and every year after John comes of age, and One Hundred & Thirty pounds of Pork and Three Bushels of Rye and half an Acre of flax, and one half bushel of Salt and one cow to be winted on the place for her if she don't Marry Beside a house to live in and half an Acre well fenced for a garden, and if she get married before John is of age this is all to be void, Also I give to beloved son John Ault and Frederick Ault and Jocob Ault my whole Land to be devide equally amont them at the discresion of Fredereck Ault Senior and George Kintner Whom I make constitute and ordain my sole executors of this my last will and testament and my will is that my oldest son John shall not have any more than equal share with the rest and by them to be freely posessed and enjoyed, and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanull all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests, and executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In witness Whereof I have set my hand and seal this Thirtyeth Day December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven.

Court Records, 1816, Somerset Township. On March 25, 1816, Conrad's farm, "Melanthus," 105 acres on Pigeon creek, Somerset township, which had been patented to him posthumously, on May 12, 1789, was deeded by his son to Thomas Hall. The deed states tha Conrad had willed this land to his three sons, John, Jacob, and Frederick; that John and Jocob died, leaving no chldren; therefore, Frederick was the sole owner.


Conrad married Maria Elizabeth after 1779. (Maria Elizabeth was born about 1750 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.)

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