DESCENDANTS OF HANS RECTOR

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Stella Cotrill and Don Norman

 

1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Hans Rector was born about 1550 in Saxony, Germany. He paid a fee to become a citizen of Siegen in 1585 and it was recorded that he came from Meissen County near the city of Freiberg. His spouse is unknown.

  

Known children of Hans Rector.

 

  2.  (1). Johannes Jacob              b.      1605

         m. Anna -----

 

  3.  (2). Tilman                      b.      1607

 

 

2.JOGHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Johannes Jacob Rector, a son of Hans Rector was born in 1605 in Oberpfalz, Siegen, Prussia.  He married Anna ---- about 1630 in Seigen, Trupbach, Germany.  In 1638 Johannes Richters (Rector) was admitted to the "Guild of Hammersmiths & Smelters" as a "Reidtmaster."

 

Children of Johannes Jacob and Anna Rector.

 

  4.  (1). Christopher “Chartisoffel”  b. Jun 29 1631       d.c.   1713

          m. Anna Catherine Becker 1665

 

  5.  (2). Thomas                      b. Oct 13 1633

 

  6.  (3). Tillman                     b. Sep 13 1634

 

  7.  (4). Margaretha Catherina        b. Jan  3 1636/37

 

  8.  (5). Johnannes                   b. Feb 12 1638/39

 

  9.  (6). Ann                         b. Feb  2 1640/41

 

 10.  (7). Hans                        b.        1647

 

 12.  (8). Herman                      b.        1649

 

 

4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Christopher “Chartisoffel” Richter/Rector, a son of Johannes Jacob and Anna Rector, was born June 29, 1631 in Seigen, Trupbach, Westfalen, Germany, and died about 1713.  He married Anna Catherine Becker in 1665 in Trupbach, Germany.  Anna, a daughter of Herman and Ottila Becker, was born April 19, 1640 in Seigen, Trupbach, Westfalen, Germany and died there June 13, 1713.

   Christopher was a clockmaker.

 

Children of Christopher and Anna (Becker) Richter/Rector.

 

 13.  (12). Catherine                  b.        1667

 

 14.  (2). Johannes                    b.        1668

 

 15.  (3). Frederick                   b.        1671

 

 16.  (4). Johannes                    b.        1672

 

 17.  (5). Hans “John Jacob”           b. Oct 10 1674    d. Jul 1729

         m. Anna Elizabeth Fishback Jan 17 1710/11 Germany

         m. Catherine Taylor

 

 18.  (6). Frederick                   b.        1676

 

 19.  (7). Jacob                       b.        1679

 

 20.  (8). Hans                        b.        1680

 

 

17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Hans Jacob “John Jacob” Rector, a son of Christopher and Anna (Becker) Richter/Rector, was born October 10, 1674 in Trupbach, Westfalen, Germany and died July 1729 in Germantown, Fauquier County VA. He married Anna Elizabeth Fishback January 17, 1710/11 in Trupbach, Westfalen, Germany. Anna, a daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth (Heimbach) Hans Johann was born October 10, 1674 in Siegen, Westphalia, Prussia (Germany) and died after 1730 in Fuquier County VA.

   Hans Jacob" Rector was admitted to the Guild of Steelsmiths and Toolmakers

on January 12,Freudenburg,Germany. He was a toolmaker.

   Hans came to America in 1714 with 12 other families. Swiss developer Baron Von Graffenried was engaged by Governor Spotswood to recruit people to mine and process newly found iron ore. He contracted people from the old principality of Nassau-Siegen, now part of Westphalia, Germany. In this area of Germany, 45 miles east of Bonn, iron ore had been mined, processed and iron products made there for centuries and the residents had the necessary skills.

   Hans helped to found Germantown in Fauquier County VA about 1720 when he

moved his family there.

 

Children of Hans “John Jacob” and Anna Elizabeth (Fishback) Rector.

 

 21.  (1). John                  b. Dec. 11  1711 d. Mar 11 1775

                     m. Anna Catherine Fischbach about 1731

 

 22.  (2). Henry                 b.          1715

           m. Ann Robinson 

 

 23.  (3). Harmon                b.          1718

           m. Mary Nelson

 

 24.  (4). Jacob                 b.          1724

 

 

21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Johannes “John” Rector, a son of Hans “John Jacob” and Anna Elizabeth (Fishback) Rector, was born December 1, 1711 in Trupbach, Nassau Siegen, Germany, and died March 11, 1773 in Fauquier County VA  His firstr wife is unknown. He married Anna Catherina Fishback in Faquier County VA in March 1732/33. Anna, a daughter of John and Agnes (Hagel) Fishback, was born in 1714 in Orange County VA and died in 1775 in Fauquier County.

   John and Anna were cousins.

 

Children of John Rector. (First marriage.)

 

 25.  (1). Elizabeth

 

 26.  (2). Benjamin

 

 27.  (3). Frederick

 

Children of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector.

 

 28.  (1). Henry R.                 b. Mar  1 1735/36 d. Apr  8 1781

          m. Mary Glasscock

 

 29.  (2). Nancy                    b.c.      1737

           m. George Thomas McElwain Jr.

 

 30.  (3). John R. Jr.              b.        1738    d. Aft. Apr 9 1815

          m. Catherine Rector 1765 Fauquier County VA

          m. Rebecca ------- b.c.  1769 Fauquier County VA

 

 31.  (4). Daniel                   b. Feb  8 1739    d. May 1 1814

          m. Nancy Ann Oldham

 

 32.  (5). Jacob                    b.        1740    d.          1779

          m. Jane -----

 

 33.  (6). Charles                  b. Apr 24 1740    d.        1820

         m. Elizabeth Glasscock

 

 34.  (7). Catherine “Kate”         b.        1744    d.         1771

          m. Thomas Glasscock 1760 Fauquier County VA 

 

 35.  (8). Benjamin                 b.         1748   d. Apr  2 1808

        m. Sarah Kerr  May 8 1769 Fauquier County VA

 

 36.  (9). Frederick                b. Jul 16 1750    d. Sep 18 1811

       m. Elizabeth Conner Feb  7 1770

 

 

22.HENRY RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Henry Rector, a son of Hans “John Jacob” and Anna Elizabeth (Fishback) Rector, was born in 1715. He married Ann Robinson.

 

Known child of Henry and Ann (Robinson) Rector.

 

 37.  (1). Catherine                b.         1746

            m. John B. Rector Jr. 1765

 

 

23.HARMON RECTOR    17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Harmon Rector, a son Children of Hans “John Jacob” and Anna Elizabeth (Fishback) Rector, was born 1718 in England and died before September 23, 1789 in Fauquier County VA. (His will was date September 23, 1782,and probated September 28,1789), He married Mary Nelson about 1731 in Fauquier County VA.  She was born about 1714 in Fauquier County.

Harman Rector's Will only names Harmon Rector Jr. but does mention my "three Sons" and "My Children." It reads in part "I give to my son Harmon Rector, one hundred acres of land more or less lying in the Germantown adjoining Afnes Utterbachs land.  I likewise give and bequeath to my son Harmon Rector one negro named Peter. "

John Martin

Tillman Weaver

(his sons-in-law )

  

Children of Harmon and Mary (Nelson) Rector.

 

 38.  (1). Henry                       b.       1732     d.        1804

          m.Anne Nancy Robinson/Spencer

 

 39.  (2). Harmon Jr.                  b.       1734     d. Jul  5 1772

          m. Mary Catherine -------

 

 40.  (3). William                     b.c.     1745

 

 41.  (4). Enoch                       b.c.     1750

 

 42.  (5). Uriah                       b.       1756     d. Oct  5 1833

        m. Elizabeth McPherson

        m. Winifred ------

 

 

28.HENRY R. RECTOR   21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Henry R. Rector, a son of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born March 1, 1735/36 in Fauquier County VA and died there April 8, 1781.  He married Mary Glasscock about 1765 in Fauquier County VA. Mary, a daughter of John and Margaret (Young) Glasscock, She was born in 1734 in Fauguier County VA  and died there in 1820.

  

Known child of Henry and Mary (Glasscock) Rector.

 

 43.  (1). William R.                  b.       1768

 

 

29.NANCY RECTOR    21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

     Nancy Rector, a daughter of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born about 1737 and died after 1799. She married George Thomas McElwain Jr. about 1752. George, a son of George Thomas and Margaret (Thompson) McElwain, was born about 1720 in Cumberland County PA and died in VA before 1799. Nancy was living in Franklin County, VA in 1799, and gave permission for daughter Sarah to marry. "I Certifie that my Dauter Sarah is of full age and that I have Consented that shee may join in marriage with Charles Vinson given under my hand this 22nd of April 1799 Nancy McWain."

 

Children of George Thomas Jr. and Nancy (Rector) McElwain.

 

 44.  (1). Effa                    b.       1754

          m. Vinett Fine

          m. Reuben Redaford

 

 45.  (2). "Nellie" Eleanor        b.c.     1756

          m. Norton Gum

          m. William Bailey  Sep 8, 1793 Rockingham Co., VA

 

 46.  (3). Mary "Polly"            b.c.     1758      d.     1826

          m. Peter Coger  Sep 3, 1781

 

 47.  (4). Catherine               b.c.     1760

          m. Jeremiah Brooks  Aug 18 1794

 

 48.  (5). Sarah "Sally"           b.c.     1762

          m. Charles Vinson Apr 22 1799 Franklin County VA

 

 49.  (6). George Thomas           b.c.     1764

          m. Frances Price Sep 3 1781 Rockingham County VA

 

 50.  (7). Tunis Anthony           b.Aug 19 1773     d.Nov  4 1851

          m. Catherine Propst  1791

 

 

30.JOHN R. RECTOR JR.   21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   John R. Rector Jr., a son of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born in 1738 in Fauguier County VA and died after April 9, 1815 in Fauquier County VA.  He married Catherine Rector in 1765 in Fauquier County. Catherine, a daughter of Henry and Ann (Robinson) Rector, was born in 1746 in Fauquier County.

   He married Rebecca ----- about 1768 in Fauquier County.  She was born about 1750.

   His will, dated April 9, 1815 in Fauquier County, names his sons, Elias, Benjamin, John, Burrell, Braxton, his daughter Elizabeth Edwards, and his single daughters Susannah & Sally.

  

Children of John and Catherine (Rector) Rrector.

 

 51.  (1). John R. III                 b. Mar 10 1764

 

 52.  (2). Mary “Polly”                b.c.      1766

  

Children of John and Rebecca Rector.

 

 53. (1). George                       b.        1769

 

 54. (2). Elias                        b.        1775

 

 55. (3). Elizabeth                    b.        1777

 

 56. (4). Burrell                      b.        1779

 

 57. (5). Benjamin                     b.c.      1780

 

 58. (6). John                         b.        1782

 

 59. (7). Braxton                      b.        1785

 

 60.  (8). Susannah                 b.           1789

 

 61.  (9). Sarah “Sally”               b.           1790

 

 

31.DANIEL RECTOR    21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Daniel Rector, a son of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born February 8, 1739 in Germantown, Fauquier County VA and died May 1, 1814 in Clark County KY.  He married Nancy Ann Oldham about 1764 in Fauquier County VA.  She was born about 1746.

  

Children of Daniel and Nancy Ann (Oldham) Rector.

 

 62.  (1). Nancy                    b.c.      1765 d.     1830

         m. Freeman Battershell

 

 63.  (2). Charles

 

64.  (3). Abagail

 

 65.  (4). Conway

 

 66.  (5). Winifred

 

 67.  (6). John

 

 68.  (7). Daniel

 

 

32.JACOB RECTOR   21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Jacob Rector, a son of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born in 1740 in Fauquier County VA and died in 1779 in Bedford County VA.  He married Jane ----- about 1759 in Fauquier County.  She was born about 1744 in Fauquier County VA and died in Bedford County VA.

   Jacob was a negro man, a negro boy, a clock, blacksmith bellows, anvil, and tools of all kinds in his father's will.

   His will, dated November 22,1779, wills everything to his daughter Charlotte after the death of his wife.

  

Child of Jacob and Jane Rector.

 

 69.  (1). Charlotte                   b.c.     1760

 

 

33.CHARLES RECTOR  21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Charles Rector, a son of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born April 24, 1740 in Fauquier County VA and died in 1820 in Sevier County, TN. He married Elizabeth Glasscock about 1764 in Fauquier County VA.  She was born about 1746 in Fauquier County VA, and died in Sevier County, TN. They moved to Bedford County VA  in 1775, then to TN in 1778.

 

Known children of Charles and Elizabeth (Glasscock) Rector.

 

 70.  (1). Benjamin                    b. Aug 15 1765

 

 71.  (2). Landel                      b. Feb  3 1767

 

 72.  (3). William                     b. May 24 1768

 

 73.  (4). Acquilla                    b. Jan  7 1770

 

 74.  (5). Charlotte                   b. Aug  4 1772

 

 

34.CATHERINE RECTOR    21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Catherine Rector, a daughter of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born 1744 in Fauquier County VA and died there in 1771.  She married Thomas Glasscock in 1760 in Fauquier County. Thomas, a son of John and Margaret (O’Rear) Glasscock, was born March 9, 1730/31 in Fauquier County VA  and died there in 1793.

    Served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Light Dragoons of the VA Militia and  was a prisoner until May 1,1783, in the American Revolution.

   Thomas was awarded 2,666 acres of bounty land after the war was over.

  

Children of Thomas and Catherine (Rector) Glasscock.

 

 75.  (1). Thomas Jr.                     b.        1759

 

 76.  (2). John                           b.        1761

 

 77.  (3). Elizabeth                      b. Jul 17 1763    d. Jan 28 1837

         m. James Lake June 1785 Fauquier County VA

 

 78.  (4). Agnes                          b.        1765

 

 79.  (5). Susannah                       b.        1765

 

 80.  (6). George                         b. Nov 4  1767

 

 81.  (7). Mary                           b.        1770

 

 

35.BENJAMIN RECTOR   21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Benjamin Rector, a son of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born in 1748 in Fauquier County VA and died there April 2, 1808.  He married Sarah Kerr May 8, 1769 in Fauquier County.  She was born about 1750.

  

Children of Benjamin and Sarah (Karr) Rector.

 

 82.  (1). Benjamin Jr.                b.c.        1770

 

 83.  (2). Benjamin II                 b.c.        1771

 

 84.  (3). Molly                       b.c.        1772

 

 85.  (4). Ludwell                     b.c.        1774

 

 86.  (5). Thomas                      b. Apr 26 1776

 

 87.  (6). Sarah “Sally”               b. Jan  5 1778

 

 88.  (7). Rebecca                     b. Nov  9 1785

 

 89.  (8). Daniel                      b.        1789

 

 

36.FREDERICK RECTOR   21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Frederick Rector, a son of John and Anna Catharina (Fishback) Rector, was born July 16, 1750 in Fauquier County VA and died September 18, 1811 in Kaskaskia, IL.  He married Elizabeth Conner February 7, 1770 in VA.  She was born 1750 in Norfolk, VA and died in Kaskaskia, IL.

  

Children of Frederick and Elizabeth (Conner) Rector.

 

 90.  (1). Elias                       b.c.     1770

 

 91.  (2). Stephen                     b.c.      1772

 

 92.  (3). Nancy                       b.c.      1774

 

 93.  (4). William                     b.c.      1776

 

 94.  (5). Elizabeth                   b.c.      1780

 

 95.  (6). Whorton                     b.c.      1784

 

 96.  (7). Sarah “Sally”               b.        1791

 

 

38.HENRY RECTOR   23.HARMON RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

  

   Henry Rector, a son of Harmon and Mary (Nelson) Rector, was born in 1732 in Germanna, Essex County VA, and died 1804 in Fauquier County VA. He married Anne Nancy Robinson/Spencer about January 1745/46 in Fauquier County VA.  She was born in 1729 in Essex County VA  and died in 1804 in Fauquier County VA  They are buried at Rectortown, Fauquier County VA.

  

Children of Henry and Anne Nancy (Robinson/Spencer) Rector.

 

 97.  (1). Catherine                   b.c.  Dec 1746

 

 98.  (2). Jacob                       b. Oct  5 1747

 

 99.  (3). Agnes Agatha                b.       1749

 

100.  (4). Hannah                      b.       1750

 

101.  (5). Dinah                       b.       1752

 

102.  (6). Sarah “Sally”               b.       1755

 

103.  (7). (f)                         b.c.     1757

 

104.  (8). John                        b.c.     1758

 

105.  (9). Nancy Ann                   b.c.     1760

 

106. (10). Moses R.                    b.       1761

 

107. (11). Elijah                      b.       1764

 

108. (12). Spencer                     b. Oct 3 1765

 

109. (13). Frances                     b.c.     1770

 

110. (14). Winifred                    b.c.     1773

 

 

39.HARMON RECTOR JR.   23.HARMON RECTOR    17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

  

   Harmon Rector Jr., a son of Harmon and Mary (Nelson) Rector, was born in 1734 in Fauquier County VA and died there July 5, 1772.  He married Mary Catherine ----- about 1755 in Fauquier.  She was born in 1735 in Prince William County MD.

  

Children of Harmon Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Rector.

 

111.  (1). Henry                       b.c.      1756

 

112.  (2). Daniel                      b.c.      1758

 

113.  (3). Charles                     b.c.      1760

 

114.  (4). Jacob                       b.c.     1762

 

115.  (5). Benjamin                    b.c.      1764

 

116.  (6). Frederick                   b.c.      1766

 

117.  (7). John                        b.c.      1768

 

118.  (8). Catherine                   b.c.      1770

 

119.  (9). Elizabeth                   b.c.      1772

 

 

42.URIAH RECTOR   23.HARMON RECTOR    17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

  

   Uriah Rector, a son of Harmon and Mary (Nelson) Rector, was born in 1756 in Fauquier County VA and died October 5, 1833 in Roane County TN.  He married Elizabeth McPherson.  She was born about 1765 in Fauquier County VA, and died in Roane County TN.  He married Winifred ----- in 1805 in Greenville, SC.  She was born about 1785.

  

Known child of Uriah and Winifred Rector.

 

120.  (1). Nancy                       b.        1812

 

 

62.NANCY RECTOR   31.DANIEL RECTOR    21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   Nancy Rector, a daughter of Daniel and Nancy Ann (Oldham) Rector, was born about 1765 in Fauquier County VA and died 1830 in Clark County KY.  She married Freeman Battershell Fauquier County VA.  He was born about 1760 in Kent County MD.

  

Child of Freeman and Nancy (Rector) Battershell.

 

121.  (1). Susannah                    b. Jan 20 1792

 

67.JOHN RECTOR   31.DANIEL RECTOR    21.JOHANNES “JOHN” RECTOR   17.HANS JACOB RECTOR   4.CHRISTOPHER RECTOR    2.JOHANNES JACOB RECTOR   1.HANS RECTOR

 

   John Rector was a son of Daniel and Nancy Ann (Oldham) Rector. He was born in Clark County KY and died in Clark County OH.

  

Known child of John Rector.

 

122.  (1). James

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

Rector, Clifford, "The Rector Family 1714- 1972”

Cotrill Stella, “Descendants of Hans Rector”