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Johann Jacob Hofheintz

AKA: Jacob Hofhains


Dated 24 Jul 1793; Probated Aug 1793 in Guilford County, NC


Source: (1) Webster, Irene B.. Guilford County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1771-1841. Ó 1979. Reprint 1983. Pp 27. (2) Guilford County, North Carolina Will Book A, page 162.

Background: Johann Jacob Hofheintz was the son of Jost Hofheintz and Maria Catharina Opperman, christened on 26 May 1729 at Margenthkirche “Margaret’s Church” in Ewersback/Ebersbach, Hesse, Germany. Jacob, later known as Jacob Hofheins/Hofhains, came to America in 1753, landing at the port of Philadelphia on 29 May of that year, where he later married AnnaMaria Elizabeth (Unknown). Jacob made his home in Pennsylvania until circa 1771 when he removed his family to the wilds of Guilford County, North Carolina. It is there he remained and reared his family. Jacob is the progenitor of the North Carolina branch of the Hofheintz/Huffines family.


Wife Mary - dwelling house, spring house, still house, books, Bible, two cows and Calves, etc, redy money

Son Jacob - 150 acres west of my land - to give his mother yearly: 12 bushels wheat; 6 bushels corn; 150 pounds port; 50 pounds beef; 10 pounds sugar; 3 gallons molasses; 5 gallons brandy; 10 pounds flax; 5 pounds wool; 1/2 pound spice; also to feed her horse and cows

Son David - 100 acres of land

Son Christian - 70 pounds money

Sons Daniel and Phillip and daughters Mallison, Christina, Barbara, and Elizabeth remainder of estate

Executors: wife Mary Elizabeth Hofhains and son Daniel Hofhains

Witnesses: Jacob Christman and John Osias