Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Philip Gotthelp Marsteller

Male 1770 - 1842  (72 years)


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  • Name Philip Gotthelp Marsteller 
    Born 11 Feb 1770  Mill Creek Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1842  near Haymarket, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I102571  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Philip Marsteller,   b. 4 Jan 1742, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1803, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Magdalena Reiss,   b. 22 Dec 1745, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Apr 1766  Trappe, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christiana D. Copper,   b. Abt 1774, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1815, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1790  Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Arell Marsteller,   b. Aft 1790, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F45882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1794-1798 Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book G; [Antient Press]; Page 130-131
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I SAMUEL ARELL of the County of Fairfax and State of Virginia being of sound mind and memory and in good health but considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time it may happen, do make the following devise of all my worldly property.
      Item. I give and devise to DOROTHY CRAVER my affectionate and loving consort, all my present Estate to her and her heirs forever; except such part as I may dispose of hereafter and herein;
      Item I give to her also during her natural life my black woman, Kate. and her Daughter Celia, and their future issue and on the death of my affectionate companion, DOROTHY, I give freedom to my black woman, Kate and her Daughter, Celia. and their issue forever ...
      Item. I give Freedom to my black man, Aaron after he has faithfully served my loving Companion, DOROTHY, for three years after the first day of January 1795;
      Item. I give and devise to my dear consort DOROTHY, during her natural life all my real Estate and all my rents arising out of lands, lotts or tenements, as well rents that are due me at my death as rents that may become due thereafter;
      Item. after the death of my dear Companion, DOROTHY, I give and devise all my Estate
      of whatever kind which then or hereafter I may be heir to, to RICHARD ARELL and CHRISTIANNA ARELL Son and Daughter of DAVID and PHEBE ARELL, to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever; And in case either of them die before they arrive at full age, I give and devise to the Survivor that part left by the dying Child, and his and her heirs forever; and in case both should die before they arrive to full age, I give and devise my Estate after the death as before observed of my loving Consort, DOROTHY. to be divided among the Children of GEORGE and MARY JENKINS, my Sister, of WILLIAM HUNTER and KELLY HUNTER and of CYRUS and ELIZABETH COPPER to them and their heirs forever;
      Item. It is my will that that part of my Estate left to CHRISTIANA ARELL on her arrival to full age shall be received by her on her marriage should it happen before that time in case of the death of my Consort DOROTHY, provided also that such marriage is made with the Consent of her Uncle, PETER CAVERLY, whom I hereby appoint (agreeably to the authority vested in me by her Father's Last Will and Testament) her Guardian and also Guardian to his Nephew, RICHARD ARELL, her Brother;
      Item. I give to SAMUEL ARELL MARSTELLER, Son of PHILIP and CHRISTIANA D. MARSTELLER after the death of my Consort, DOROTHY. the rents of CORRYELLE and MURRAYs Lotts amounting in the whole to Twenty two pounds, to him and his heirs forever; but should he die before he arrives to full age, to any other Son they may Christen SAML. ARELL, but should none be so christened, it shall go to RICHARD and CHRISTIANA ARELL and their heirs forever;
      Lastly, I hereby publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament revoking all
      others heretofore made or declared and establishing this to be my last and authentic
      Will and Testament; Witness my hand and seal this first day of November 1794.
      I appoint PETER CAVERLY, Doctor ELISHA C. DICK and PHILIP G. MARSTELLER my Executors
      not doubting but they will have this my last Will and Testament fully and completely
      carried into effect
      Witness ELISHA C. DICK , SAML. ARELL
      PHEBE ARELL
      Codicil: I give my Watch to my Nephew, RICHARD ARELL also the choice of my Colts
      for a riding creature and to his Sister, CHRISTIANA, I give a Colt for her to ride and a
      Cow and Calf; The foregoing Will and Codicil signed sealed published and declared
      in the presence of us to be the last Will of SAML. ARELL
      ELISHA C. DICK
      PHEBE ARELL
      SAML. ARELL
      At a Court held for the County of Fairfax 20th December 1795
      This Last Will and Testament of SAMUEL ARELL deceased, was presented in Court, and
      the same having been proved by the Oath of ROBERT T. HOOE and CHARLES TURNER to be
      wholly writ by the said Testator. and signed by him. is on motion ordered to be recorded
      Test P. WAGENER, CJ Cur

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      http://aw22.org/documents/Lodge39.pdf

      COL. PHILIP G. MARSTELLER, JR., was born in Lancaster County, Pa., and when a lad came with his father, Col. Philip Marsteller, to Alexandria shortly after the Revolutionary War. For a number of years he was actively engaged in the auction and commission business under the firm name of Philip G. Marsteller & Son. He was present at the funeral Lodge of Washington, December 16, 1799, and attended the funeral on the following Wednesday. Died near Haymarket, Prince William County, Va., in 1842, aged about 70 years. His son, Philip F. Marsteller, Esq., resided in Fauquier County, Va. In 1875.

      His father, Col. Philip Marsteller, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., and during the Revolutionary War commanded a regiment raised in Pennsylvania, attached to the Pennsylvania line.
      He settled in Alexandria at the close of the war, and engaged in the auction and commission
      business. Had three sons: Philip G., Ferdinand, and Lewis, the latter of whom died from wounds
      received in the service of the United States in an engagement with the “Whiskey Insurrectionists” of
      Pennsylvania, in 1794, Ferdinando, born in Alexandria, died there February 17, 1817, in the 38th year of his age. His son, Lewis H., emigrated to North Carolina, and was in both the military and civil
      service of the State. Died in Wilmington.
      His father was a pall-bearer at Washington’s funeral, and the only person acting in that capacity who was not a Mason and a member of this Lodge. He died in Alexandria, in 1803. (“The Lodge of Washington” by Franklin L. Brockett, page 147)

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