An American Family History


Conrad Nave

  orginally Näf, also spelled Knafe, Naff, Nave, Neave, and Neff  
In 1774 Governor Dunmore declared war against the indignious Americans. The war ended after Virginia's victory in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774.

Hans Conrad Nave was born about 1713. He was the son of Ulich Näf .

John Nave (1735, married Eve Lawrence),
Henry Nave (1736),
Teter (Dietrich) Nave (1745), and
Conrad Nave, Jr. (1748).

They immigrated to America from Switzerland and landed in Pennsylvania.

In 1756, the family was in Augusta County, Virginia.

They moved to Rowan County, North Carolina and settled on Cedar Creek, a branch of Alamance Creek.

In 1767-68 Conrad was listed in the tax records for Rowan County, North Carolina,

In 1774, Conrad (probably, Jr.) served in the Fincastle County Militia during Lord Dunmore's War.

In 1778 John Nave was on the Washington County jury.


Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

Teter Nave





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