Monday, February 25, 2013

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY GUNSMITH LIST

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                                                     William Hollenback Jr 
                                                      Fort Ashby WV 1840    

WANTED  HAMPSHIRE COUNTY RIFLES IF YOU HAVE  A RIFLE MADE BY ONE OF THESE MAKERS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SELL  PLEASE USE CONTACT FORM
                                                 
                                      
                                           
                                          
                                       HAMPSHIRE COUNTY GUNSMITHS 1750-1900

1.JOHN G. BRANDT ,  ELK GARDEN
2.WILLIAM BRITTON,  FORT ASHBY
3.W T BROWN
4.JOHN CAMPBELL
5.ROLAND SAVAGE DAYTON,  HEADSVILLE
6.CONRAD GLAZE, SPRINGFIELD
7.GEORGE GLAZE, SPRINGFIELD
8.GEORGE W. GLAZE
9.J J GOOD
10.JOHN HIGGINS
11.JOESPH HIATT
12.JOHN C. HAWKEN
13.WILLIAM HAYDEN
14.WILLIAM HOLLENBACK JR, FORT ASHBY
15.WILLIAM HOLLENBACK, FORT ASHBY
16.HENRY KLINE,HOOKS MILL, CAPON BRIDGE
17.JACOB KLINE, HOOKS MILL, CAPON BRIDGE
18.JACOB KLINE JR, NEAR YELLOW SPRING
19.JACOB LUDWICK
20.JOHN MOORE
21.JAMES E. NELSON,NEAR CAPON BRIDGE
22.NATHANIEL OATES, CAPON BRIDGE
23.NATHANIEL OFFUTT,CAPON BRIDGE
24.MICHAEL RANNELS
25.JACOB REED
26.ANTHONY D. REGER
27.JAMES RINEHART,COLD STREAM ROAD
28.JOHN W RINEHART,COLD STREAM ROAD,CAPON BRIDGE
29.BENJAMIN F SHANE, COLD STREAM ROAD
30.FREDERICK SHEETZ, FORT ASHBY & HEADSVILLE
31.HENRY SHEETZ,  FORT ASHBY
32.HENRY SHEETZ JR,  FORT ASHBY
33.JACOB SHEETZ, THREE CHURCHES JERSEY MOUNTAIN
34.JACOB DICE SHEETZ, THREE CHURCHES JERSEY MOUNTAIN
35.OTHO SHEETZ
36.THOMAS SHEETZ
37.ZEBULON SHEETZ, COLD STREAM ROAD, CAPON BRIDGE
38.CHRISTOPHER SLONAKER, COLD STREAM ROAD, CAPON BRIDGE
39.PETER M THRUSH, BURLINGTON
40.HENRY TOPPER, COLD STREAM ROAD
41.EVAN P. WARD, CAPON BRIDGE
42.SIMEON WARD, CAPON BRIDGE
43.GEORGE YOUNG,  ROMNEY
Added 2/26/2013
44.RUDOLPH RINEHART, BEAR WALLOW HOLLOW
Recently added,
45.JAMES MERRICK, NAME ON BARREL OF  A DEFINITE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY RIFLE.
46. R P
47. H P HARRISON
 
NOTE: THIS LIST CONSIST OF KNOWN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY GUNSMITHS. THEY ARE NO DOUBT A FEW UNKNOWN OR UNDISCOVERED. NOT ALL GUNSMITHS WERE LISTED AS SUCH IN RECORDS.SOME WORKED AT GUNMAKING A SHORT TIME AND THERE ARE NO RECORDS ON THEM. NOT ALL GUNSMITH SIGNED THEIR WORK.

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the pictures of the Frederick Sheetz rifles--many thanks for posting the story and the rifles.

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