An American Family History


Zimmerly Family

  also spelled Simmerley, Zimley, Zimerlee, Zimmerlee, Zimmerlie  

Washington County, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County in 1777. It originally contained Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Jacob Zimmerly was born about 1749 in Germany.

He married Eve.

They settled in Abington, Washington County, Virginia. In the 1782 tax list, Jacob had 400 acres on Brown Creek.

Jacob and Eve's children included:

Catherine Zimmerly (1770, married Peter Lowery and Sowers)
George Zimmerly (1773, married Catherine Deck),
Eve Zimmerly (1778, married Peter Mumpower),
Elizabeth  Zimmerly (1780),
Jacob Zimmerly, Jr. (1782, married Sarah Trulock),
Susannah Zimmerly (1784, married Samuel Shelby),
Mary Zimmerly (1787, married Frederick Sanders),
Margaret Zimmerly (married John Booher),

Jacob died in 1819 in Abington.


In the Name of God Amen. I, Jacob Zimmerly of Washington County & State of Virginia . . .

First it is my desire that my beloved wife Eve shall have sufficient maintenance and with a comfortable room in the lower story of my present dwelling house with all the house furniture now in my possession also one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid her by my executor whenever called for. The whole to be disposed of by her as she thinks proper if anything left at her decease to be divided amongst my children.

Also I give to my daughters namely Catherine Lower, Elizabeth Zimmerly, Eve Mombower, Mary Sanders, Margaret Booher, the sum of forty dollars each,

also I leave to my son Georges four children the sum of fourty dollars which is to be equally divided amongst them.

Also I leave to my Grand Daughter Susannah Zimmerly one bed and furniture one new saddle & bridle, one three year old heifer and one new spinning wheel.

Also my Daughter Susannah Shelby Equal share with the rest of my children.

Also I give to my son Jacob Zimmerly whom I likewise ordain the sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament all & singular my lands & tenements by him freely to be enjoyed by paying the sums above mentioned allowing him five years to pay the same.

And I do utterly revoke & disannul all & every former Wills & Testaments by me on anywise before named ratifying confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & seal this third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & nineteen [1819].

Jacob Zimmerle SS

signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us;
Joseph Gray jr,
Henry (his mark) Mumbower
Jacob Teeter











Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2020
An American Family History is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,
an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.