! Please Read This First !

  • To search this page, on your browser's menu (above), select EDIT, then FIND. Enter the search word(s) and click on the FIND button. Click on the button again to continue searching for all locations the word(s) appear on this page.

  • More information for someone shown here, all I have for that someone is shown here. Requests for further information would be best made by using the Mock Family Historian Listserver.

  • Adding information to what is shown here is gladly accepted IF it pertains to documented vital statistics or other important data for one of the people shown here. Descendants beyond the time period shown here are not accepted simply because the overall goal here are the people shown here and their Mauck, Mauck, Mauk ancestors.

  • Feedback on Errors/Corrections are sincerely appreciated if they are documented or you find a typographical error. I'm human and make mistakes. Please contact me if you find one (or more).

  • Special Request - as much as I wish I could help everyone with everything, I simply cannot due to time restrictions. If you wish general assistance with your Mock, Mauck, Mauk genealogy, please refer to the Mock Family Historian website and/or use the Mock Family Historian Listserver.


George Mauck and Polly Turner

circa 1814-1860

Brock's Gap
Rockingham County, VA

Google Map Satellite View



First Generation



1. George Mauck was born about 1779 in VA and died after 1860.

General Notes: The first record of George appears in the Rockingham Co., VA marriage records when he married Mary (Polly), daughter of James and Christina Turner, in 1814. George appears in the personal property taxes of Rockingham Co., VA in 1815, and
continues to appear in the tax lists through 1850.

George appears in the 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The 1860 census indicates his birth info as 71 years b. VA.

In July 1821 George received 22 acres in the area of Brock's Gap, Rockingham Co., VA from James Turner and his wife Christina (@1). James Turner originally purchased this land 12 Sep 1816 from Andrew Stoneburner (@2). George and Mary sold
this land 01 Apr 1833 (@3). George sold more land in Brock's Gap 10 Aug 1837 (@4). This deed indicates he received this land from James Turner 25 Aug 1820. The deed when he received this land has not been found. These deeds were restored
from burnt deeds that had been damaged when the Rockingham Co. courthouse records were burned during the Civil War.

According to the book, Church and Cemeteries of West Rockingham Co., VA by the DAR, several of James Turner's children are buried at the Turner Family Cemetery located on route 612 at Reedy Run, near the Hebron Mennonite Church.

In the book, The Descendants of James Turner (1810-1860) and Margaret Fulk by Goldie Turner May, the author states that James was the son of James who was born about 1732, who was an early settler in Brock's Gap, Rockingham Co., VA. The
author's source for this information is not indicated in her book. She also states that James Jr. was born in Brock's Gap in 1765, married Christina Frunkfodder about 1787, and was buried in the above family cemetery in 1849. The book then
lists James's children as Polly who married George Mauck, Jacob who married Betsey Cherryholmes, Andrew who married Susan Crummet, John who married Christina Ritchie, Joseph who married Susanna Bible, James who married Margaret Fulk, and
Christina who married Michael Ritchie. The book details only the descendants of James Turner who married Margaret Fulk. The author did not list several of James's other daughters.

In the book "Abstracts of Executor, Administrator & Guardian Bonds of Rockingham Co., VA 1778-1864" by Margaret Pride, on 20 Dec 1814 John Heater was appointed administrator for John Mauk, dec'd. Jacob Barrick was the bondsman. On 05 May 1823
John Heater is indicated as deceased with Philip Heater being appointed his executor and the bondsman being John Ritchey and Michael Huffman. This John Mauk is possibly the father of George. John appeared in the 1814 personal property tax
list of Rockingham Co., VA. This was the first and only year John appears in the personal property taxes of Rockingham Co., which were taken yearly from 1782-1850. A John Mauck also appears in a road survey in the area of Brock's Gap in 1813,
however this source states the spelling was not clear and it could have been a John Minnick (there was a John Minnick in Rockingham Co at the time). This road was surveyed again in 1820, with many of the same people listed again, but with John
missing and George Mauck listed instead (@5).

John and Christina Heter appear as communicants 25 Oct 1812 at the Rader Lutheran Church in Timberville, Rockingham Co., VA.

In 1811 John Heater is listed as the administrator of Jacob Souder (@5). One of the appraisers is listed as Jacob Trumbo, who was also listed adjacent John Mauck and George Mauck in the above road surveys. This document states that Jacob
Souder owned land in both Rockingham and Loudoun counties, and appointed administrators for both counties.

Jacob Souder's "heirs" are listed in 1840 (@5) and identified as Philip Souder, Daniel Fulk and his wife Sarah (m. 20 Feb 1817 Rockingham Co., VA), John Souder, Jacob Souder Jr., Philip Stoneburner and his wife Christina, George Grove and his
wife Catherine, and "George Mauck and his wife". The document does not identify George's wife, probably meaning that George himself was the heir and not his wife.

A George Mack is identified as a grandson of Christina Heter, wife of John Heter dec'd of Rockingham Co., VA, in Christina Heter's will dated 25 Nov 1833 and proved 08 Jun 1835 in Shenandoah Co., VA (@6). Christina identifies her other
grandchildren as John & Philip Souder, Christina Stoneburner, Sarah Folk, and Catharine Grove. Her will states her husband is deceased.

It would appear, based on these documents, that John and Christina Heter were George Mauck's grandparents, and that his father, possibly John Mauck, was married to a daughter of John and Christina, assuming Christina had no marriage prior to
John Heter. It's not known why George would have been listed as an heir of Jacob Souder. One logical possibility is that George was the nephew of Jacob and Ann Souder.

In the records of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Loudoun Co., VA (@7), Johannes Mack and wife Margaretha had a son, Johannes, born 3 Jan 1782. The sponsors were Johannes Huter and wife Christina. Johannes also appears as a sponsor in the
baptism of Johannes, son of Philip and Elizabeth Hueter 25 Mar 1799. The name Huter/Hueter in these records is also referred to as Gueter, and Philip and Elizabeth are also referred to by the surname Heater.

As indicated above, Philip Heater was appointed administrator of the estate of John Heater, dec'd, in Rockingham Co. Given the totality of all of this information, it would appear that George Mack/Mauck came to Rockingham Co. from Loudoun Co.,
though more research needs to be done to confirm this.

Of interest is George was not the first Mauck in the area of Brock's Gap. Rudolph Mauck Jr. resided in this area before moving to Kentucky about 1787.

Research Notes: 1) Rockingham Co., VA Deed Book #5 p.250
2) Rockingham Co., VA Deed Book #3 p.277
3) Rockingham Co., VA Deed Book #11 p.235
4) Rockingham Co., VA Deed Book #18 p.311
5) Brock's Gap Misc. Research (book-LDS Library SLC)
6) Shenandoah Co., VA Will Book #T p.2
7) Early Church Records of Loudoun Co., VA 1745-1800 by Marty Hiatt

George married Mary "Polly" Turner, daughter of James Turner, 17 Jan 1814 in Rockingham Co., VA. Mary "Polly" was born before 1797.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. James Mauck was born about 1816 in VA.

James married Maria Shull 29 Aug 1836 in Rockingham Co., VA.

+ 3 M    ii. Joseph W. Mauck was born 11 Sep 1826 in VA, died 27 Oct 1906, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery, Rockingham Co., VA.

Joseph W. married Catherine Shull (d. 16 Dec 1910) 07 Dec 1846 in Rockingham Co., VA.

+ 4 F    iii. Elizabeth Mauck was born about 1814.

Second Generation (Children)


2. James Mauck (George1) was born about 1816 in VA.

General Notes: James and Maria's marriage appears in the Rockingham Co., VA marriage records.

James and Maria appear in the 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870 census of Rockingham Co., VA. Their birth data was obtained from the 1860 census. The 1850 & 1870 census estimates both of them 5 years older than in 1860, which would make James born
before the marriage of his parents. In the 1850 census they appear next to Maria's parents, Henry and Mary. The census provided her parents birth info. Henry's marriage to Mary appears in the marriage records of Shenandoah Co., VA 08 Apr
1805 and indicates Mary was the daughter of Daniel Fry.

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Wagon Maker.

James married Maria Shull, daughter of Henry Shull and Mary Fry, 29 Aug 1836 in Rockingham Co., VA. Maria was born about 1820 in VA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 F    i. Sarah A. Mauck was born about 1837 in VA.

+ 6 M    ii. Daniel Mauck was born about 1840 in VA.

+ 7 M    iii. David Mauck was born about 1842 in VA.

+ 8 F    iv. Mary J. Mauck was born about 1844 in VA.

+ 9 M    v. John Mauck was born about 1847 in VA.

+ 10 F    vi. Elizabeth Ann Mauck was born about 1852 in Rockingham Co., VA.

Elizabeth Ann married John F. Ashenfelter 17 Nov 1870 in Rockingham Co., VA.

3. Joseph W. Mauck (George1) was born 11 Sep 1826 in VA, died 27 Oct 1906, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery, Rockingham Co., VA.

General Notes: Joseph's marriage to Catharine appears in the Rockingham Co., VA marriage records. Joseph and Catharine appear in the 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA. In the 1850 census they appear next to Catharine's parents, Henry and Mary. The census
provided her parents birth info. Henry's marriage to Mary appears in the marriage records of Shenandoah Co., VA 08 Apr 1805 and indicates Mary was the daughter of Daniel Fry.

Joseph and Catherine appear in the 1870 and 1880 census of Rockingham Co., VA. Joseph and Catharine appear in the home of their son-in-law, Thomas Fansler, in the 1900 census of Rockingham Co., VA. Thomas's marriage to their daughter Susannah
appears in the marriage records of Rockingham Co., and provided Joseph's middle initial.

Joseph and Catherine are buried alongside each other in the Mt. Olivet Church of the Brethren Cemetery near Timberville, Rockingham Co., VA. Their headstones provided their birth and death dates.

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Wagon Maker.

Joseph W. married Catherine Shull, daughter of Henry Shull and Mary Fry, 07 Dec 1846 in Rockingham Co., VA. Catherine was born 01 Jan 1822 in VA, died 16 Dec 1910, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery, Rockingham Co., VA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 M    i. George W. Mauck was born 25 Aug 1847 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 20 Apr 1929, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

George W. married Orlena C. Horn (d. 15 Mar 1915) 30 May 1867 in Rockingham Co., VA.

+ 12 M    ii. Daniel W. Mauck was born before 1843 in VA.

Daniel W. married Ann Rebecca May 23 Dec 1860 in Rockingham Co., VA.

+ 13 F    iii. Susannah Elizabeth Mauck was born 25 Oct 1852 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 25 Mar 1924, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Susannah Elizabeth married Thomas H. Fansler (d. 03 Aug 1916) 22 Feb 1876 in Rockingham Co., VA.

4. Elizabeth Mauck (George1) was born about 1814.

General Notes: Elizabeth appears with her father George in the 1860 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided her birth data.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)


5. Sarah A. Mauck (James2, George1) was born about 1837 in VA.

General Notes: Sarah appears with her parents, James and Maria, in the 1850 and 1870 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided her birth data.

6. Daniel Mauck (James2, George1) was born about 1840 in VA.

General Notes: Daniel appears with his parents, James and Maria, in the 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided his birth data.

7. David Mauck (James2, George1) was born about 1842 in VA.

General Notes: David appears with his parents, James and Maria, in the 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided his birth data.

8. Mary J. Mauck (James2, George1) was born about 1844 in VA.

General Notes: Mary appears with her parents, James and Maria, in the 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided her birth data.

9. John Mauck (James2, George1) was born about 1847 in VA.

General Notes: John appears with his parents, James and Maria, in the 1860 and 1870 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The 1860 census provided his age as 13, the 1870 census as 18. In 1870 this John is listed with James and Maria, but niext to them is a John 23
years old, married to a Lydia 19 years old (no children). It's not known which John is which, and who this second John belongs too. Because the one John is with James and Maria in 1870 it is assumed he was their son John, but it could be that
John with Lydia was their son, as his age matched that in the 1860 census.

10. Elizabeth Ann Mauck (James2, George1) was born about 1852 in Rockingham Co., VA.

General Notes: Elizabeth appears with her parents, James and Maria, in the 1860 and 1870 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided her birth data. Elizabeth's marriage to John appears in the marriage records of Rockingham Co., VA, and provided their
ages, birthplace, his occupation, and their parents.

The 14 Dec 1843 marriage of John's parents, John and Mary, also appears in the marriage records of Rockingham Co., VA. The marriage was performed by Benjamin Bowman.

Elizabeth Ann married John F. Ashenfelter 17 Nov 1870 in Rockingham Co., VA. John F. was born in Jun 1845 in Rockingham Co., VA.

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Farmer.

11. George W. Mauck (Joseph W.2, George1) was born 25 Aug 1847 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 20 Apr 1929, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

General Notes: George is listed with his parents, Joseph and Catharine, in the 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA. George's marriage to Orlena appears in the marriage records of Rockingham Co., VA and provided their age at marriage, birth place, his middle
initial, their parents, and his occupation.

George and Orlena appear in the 1880 and 1900 census of Rockingham Co., VA which provided their month and year of birth, and that they were born in VA. Orlena's mother, Elizabeth, was enumerated with them in 1900.

George appears in the 1870 census of Rockingham Co., VA adjacent Orlena's parents, Elias and Elizabeth Horn. George and Orlena are buried in the St. Luke's United Church of Christ Cemetery near the community of Moore's Store, Shenandoah Co.,
VA. Their headstones provided their full birth and death dates.

Orlena's parents are buried in the Horn family cemetery, north of Turleyville, Rockingham Co., VA. Their headstones provided their dates of birth and death.

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Shoemaker.

George W. married Orlena C. Horn, daughter of Elias Horn and Elizabeth ____________, 30 May 1867 in Rockingham Co., VA. Orlena C. was born 05 Aug 1847 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 15 Mar 1915, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 14 F    i. Ida A. Mauck was born 03 Sep 1868 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 27 Feb 1899, and was buried in Horn Family Cemetery, Rockingham Co., VA.

+ 15 F    ii. Minnie E. Mauck was born 05 Jan 1875 in Rockingham Co., VA and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Minnie E. married Benjamin A. Lamb (d. 1928) 23 Feb 1896 in Rockingham Co., VA.

+ 16 M    iii. William C. Mauck was born 06 Sep 1877 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 25 May 1961, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

William C. married Minnie A. Will 10 Dec 1903 in Timberville, Rockingham Co., VA.

+ 17 F    iv. Emma Mauck was born in Aug 1884 in VA.

12. Daniel W. Mauck (Joseph W.2, George1) was born before 1843 in VA.

General Notes: Daniel's marriage bond for his marriage to Ann appears in the marriage bond records of Rockingham Co., VA 23 Oct 1860. Their marriage appears in The Rockingham Register and Advertiser 28 Dec 1860 as having occurred 23 Dec 1860. The article
also identified Ann's father.

Daniel W. married Ann Rebecca May 23 Dec 1860 in Rockingham Co., VA. Ann Rebecca was born before 1843.

13. Susannah Elizabeth Mauck (Joseph W.2, George1) was born 25 Oct 1852 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 25 Mar 1924, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

General Notes: Susannah is identified as a daughter of Joseph and Catharine by her Rockingham Co., VA marriage record to Thomas, which provided their ages at marriage, birthplace, parents, and his occupation. She appears in the 1870 census of Rockingham Co.
with her parents, as Elizabeth Mauck. Her birth date was indicated as 26 Aug 1856.

Susannah and Thomas are buried at the St. Luke's Church of Christ Cemetery near Moore's Store, Shenandoah Co., VA. Their headstones provided their dates of birth and death. The date of birth for Susannah on her headstone conflicts with that
in her marriage record. The tombstone date is indicated in this document.

Susannah Elizabeth married Thomas H. Fansler 22 Feb 1876 in Rockingham Co., VA. Thomas H. was born 27 Sep 1852 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 03 Aug 1916, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a School Teacher.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)


14. Ida A. Mauck (George W.3, Joseph W.2, George1) was born 03 Sep 1868 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 27 Feb 1899, and was buried in Horn Family Cemetery, Rockingham Co., VA.

General Notes: Ida appears with her parents, George and Orlena, in the 1880 census of the Plains District, Rockingham Co., VA. Ida is buried in the Horn family cemetery, north of Turleytown, Rockingham Co., VA. Her headstone provided her dates of birth and
death.

15. Minnie E. Mauck (George W.3, Joseph W.2, George1) was born 05 Jan 1875 in Rockingham Co., VA and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

General Notes: Minnie appears with her parents, George and Orlena, in the 1880 census of the Plains District, Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided her birth info. Minnie's marriage to ben appears in the marriage records of Rockingham Co., VA and provided
their ages at marriage, birthplace, parents, and his occupation.

The 20 Jan 1851 marriage of Ben's parents, Jacob Lamb and Rachel Shull, also appears in the marriage records of Rockingham Co., VA. The minister was Benjamin Bowman.

Minnie and Benjamin are buried in the St. Luke's United Church of Christ Cemetery near Moore's Store, Shenandoah Co., VA. Their headstones provided their year of birth and Ben's year of death.

Minnie E. married Benjamin A. Lamb 23 Feb 1896 in Rockingham Co., VA. Benjamin A. was born in 1869 in Rockingham Co., VA, died in 1928, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Farmer.

16. William C. Mauck (George W.3, Joseph W.2, George1) was born 06 Sep 1877 in Rockingham Co., VA, died 25 May 1961, and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

General Notes: William appears with his parents, George and Orlena, in the 1900 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided the birth info. William's marriage to Minnie appears in the marriage records of Rockingham Co., VA and provided their ages at
marriage, birthplace, and parents. It stated William was born in Mar 1875.

William and Minnie are buried in the St. Luke's Church of Christ cemetery, near Moore's Store, Shenandoah Co., VA. Their headstones provided their dates of birth and William's date of death. William's tombstone birthdate conflicts with that
of his marriage record. His tombstone birthdate is used in this document.

William C. married Minnie A. Will 10 Dec 1903 in Timberville, Rockingham Co., VA. Minnie A. was born 20 Mar 1880 in Rockingham Co., VA and was buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Shenandoah Co., VA.

17. Emma Mauck (George W.3, Joseph W.2, George1) was born in Aug 1884 in VA.

General Notes: Emma appears with her parents, George and Orlena, in the 1900 census of Rockingham Co., VA. The census provided the birth info. Emma may have been enumerated twice in this census as there is an Emma C. Mauck listed in the home of Joseph
Wenger as a servant (same county), with a birth of Aug 1883.


Return to the Home Page