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15 – Henry Hiestand’s Estate Settled and the Family Splits
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15 – Henry Hiestand’s Estate Settled and the Family Splits

15 - Henry Hiestand's Estate Settled and the Family Parts Ways Daniel's Mother & Father Die in 1777 and 1779 Peter Hiessandt, Sr.'s, (older brother of Daniel) Bible record was written in the old German script, but transcribed later by descendants.  Peter recorded some very helpful information about his mother...
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June 14-27, 2023 Hiestand-Haston Tour to Switzerland and Germany

Hiestand-Haston Family Heritage Tour June 14-27, 2023 - Switzerland & Rhineland of Germany A Tour with Double-Value Scenic Value The "scenic value" of this tour alone will be worth the price of the entire trip.  In Switzerland, you will see and experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps, the mountain...
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June 14-27, 2023 Hiestand-Haston Tour to Switzerland and Germany
Ruth Haston Norwood
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Ruth Haston Norwood

Ruth Haston Norwood May 15, 1929 - April 3, 2021 A Daniel Haston History Hall of Famer Daniel was my gggg grandfather. David my ggg, Isaac [Isaac T.] my gg, Wm Carroll (not David's son) my g grandfather, Wm Isaac my grandfather. Ruth Haston Norwood (January 19, 2001) When I...
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14 – Daniel & Christina Nave Haston – Newlyweds in Fort Valley

14 - Daniel & Christina Nave Hiestand/Haston Newlyweds in Fort Valley, VA Daniel and Christina lived on Passage Creek for the first ten years or so of their marriage.  Their little kids (three whose names are unknown, but David and Joseph Haston for sure) would have played in this creek...
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14 – Daniel & Christina Nave Haston – Newlyweds in Fort Valley
Summer 2021 – Hiestand/Haston Family Heritage Weekend in Virginia
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Summer 2021 – Hiestand/Haston Family Heritage Weekend in Virginia

Hiestand-Haston Family Heritage Weekend In the Shenandoah Valley, VA July 23-25 (Friday-Sunday) Hotel Options in Luray Unfortunately, the Mimslyn Inn has a special event happening that weekend and is booked up already.
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13 – Daniel Hiestand Married Christina Nave

13 - Our Daniel Hiestand Married Christina Nave In Shenandoah County, Virginia View Larger Version of this Image I think we can safely say it's fact that our Daniel Hiestand/Haston married Christina Nave on September 28, 1773, or at least was issued a marriage bond on that date.  But two...
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13 – Daniel Hiestand Married Christina Nave
12 – Hiestand Land in “The Fort” – Powell’s Fort Valley, VA
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12 – Hiestand Land in “The Fort” – Powell’s Fort Valley, VA

12 - Hiestand Land in "The Fort" - Fort Valley, Virginia Seven Bends of North Shenandoah River, near Woodstock, VA with Fort Valley in the Massanutten Mountain behind (east of) the river.Photo Above - Looking SoutheastForeground = Seven bends of North Fork Shenandoah River (near Woodstock, VA) on the west...
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Notable Hastons

William A. Haston – Mexican War Hero

William A. Haston - A Mexican War Hero (Grandson of Daniel through Jesse) I have no photo of him.  I have no details of his specific activities during his year of service in the Mexican War.  He was only a private.  He was only a volunteer, not a member of...
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William A. Haston – Mexican War Hero
11 – The Henry Hiestand Family in Virginia
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11 – The Henry Hiestand Family in Virginia

11 - The Henry Hiestand Family in Virginia When Henry Hiestand and his wife (name unknown) moved their family to Virginia, they probably already had four or five children who had been born back in Lancaster County, PA--Barbara (c. 1734), Jacob (c. 1736), Peter (c. 1738), and maybe Abraham (c....
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10 – Indian Troubles in the Shenandoah Valley, VA

10 - Indian Attacks Around Our Hiestands in Pennsylvania and Virginia Memorial for Rev. John Roads - Mennonist & wife and six children massacred here by Indians, August 1764 As a kid, cowboys and Indians was just a fun game we played.  And the battles between Indians and American pioneers...
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10 – Indian Troubles in the Shenandoah Valley, VA
Surname Spellings in Daniel Haston Family
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Surname Spellings in Daniel Haston Family

One Family - Many H-Surname Spellings Colonel Howard H. Hasting, Sr. - a 1950s--early 1980s Haston family researcher - opened his research report on the family of Daniel Haston with this question: What is the name of this family?  He then proceeded to reference several different ways our H-surname has been...
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09 – Our Ancestor Moves to the Shenandoah Valley, VA

Hiestands Move to the Shenandoah Valley in Northern Virginia From a "Hiestand field" on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River Our Daniel Hiestand/Haston was probably born a quarter mile or less down river from this spot. He grew up here and no doubt learned to swim and fish in...
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09 – Our Ancestor Moves to the Shenandoah Valley, VA
08 – Henry Hiestand Settles on Penn Family Land
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08 – Henry Hiestand Settles on Penn Family Land

08 - Henry Hiestand Settled on Land Acquired from William Penn's Sons Outline of the 226 acre tract Henry Hiestand settled on and had surveyed in Lancaster County, PA. And who were Henry Hiestands parents? Exactly where did he live in Lancaster County, PA? Why did he owe so much...
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07 – Our Hiestands Begin Life in America

07 - Henry Hiestand - His Earliest Years in America William Penn's first visit to his American colony in 1682 paved the way for our Henrich Hiestand to settle there 45 years later. Image Source: https://owlcation.com/ For Americans, an "immigrant ancestor" is an ancestor who emigrated from some other country,...
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07 – Our Hiestands Begin Life in America
Caney Fork of the Cumberland
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Caney Fork of the Cumberland

Caney Fork of the Cumberland (The Book) Daniel Haston settled on the south side of the Caney Fork River in what was then White County, TN.  The river holds lots of memories for those of us who grew up near there.  I certainly have enough personal stories to occupy you...
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06 – The Journey from Ibersheim to America

06 - The Journey from Ibersheim to America Source: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/ In early 1727, Henrich Hiestand probably boarded a barge in Worms, much like the one above, saying a "forever" goodbye to his Ibersheim family.Of the Mennonites who emigrated from the Rhine lands, “only a small proportion—roughly 10 percent—journeyed overseas.  The...
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06 – The Journey from Ibersheim to America
05a – Our Hiestands (Heystandts) – Refugees on the North Sea
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05a – Our Hiestands (Heystandts) – Refugees on the North Sea

05a - Our Hiestands (Heystandts) - Refugees in Friedrichstadt on the North Sea "Heystandt" was the way the Hollander-Dutch spelled our Hiestand name. The Nine Years War or the War of the Grand Alliance In 1689 Ibersheim and the entire Palatinate again became a hot war zone.  Five years after...
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05 – Where Henrich Hiestand Was Born – Ibersheim, Germany

05 - Ibersheim, Germany German Home-Village of Our Hiestands https://www.akpool.de/ The village of Ibersheim (pronounced, Ibers-heim ["ib" as in "crib"]) is situated on what historically was an unprotected floodplain on the left bank (west side of) the Rhine River, just below (north of) a sharp northeastward bend in the river,...
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05 – Where Henrich Hiestand Was Born – Ibersheim, Germany
04 – Swiss Anabaptists Flee to the Germany
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04 – Swiss Anabaptists Flee to the Germany

04 - Our Swiss Ancestors Flee to Germany (Source: artuk.org) The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) Paves the Way for Swiss Anabaptists to Find New Homes Almost as soon as the Swiss Brethren (Anabaptists/Mennonites) began to teach and practice the Biblical principles they were learning from studying the New Testament (1525...
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Books

Baughman Maps and Images

J. Ross Baughman's Maps and Images Just one of 85 pages of maps and images from J. Ross Baughman's Books - Many or most of which Ross drew himself Download This Resource Eighty-five Maps and Illustrations from the Origins of Swiss & Anabaptist Migrants: Collection of maps created by J....
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Baughman Maps and Images
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