The George Eichelberger Family

    The Eichelberger family of the SC Dutch Fork was founded by George Eigleberger Sr., who arrived 25 September 1752 on the Upton as a single man.  Johann George Eichelberger of Eschelbach, Baden, son of Johann Jakob Eichelberger and Appollonia Brecht of Ittlingen, Baden, was christened 15 Feb 1730 at the Eschelbach Lutheran Church. "Given Taufschein 1752 - to new land." (Burgert)   George Eigleberger, Sr. was awarded a 50 acre bounty grant on Crims Creek near St. Paul's Church. His first wife was Elizabeth Katherine Shealy, born 21 December 1740, died about 1785, daughter of the immigrant, Johannes Schüle (Shealy) and wife, Mrs. Maria Margaretha Haupter Herrmann. George's second wife was Maria Ursula Shealy Koon, born 25 January 1743, died after 1804, the sister of Katherine Shealy, and widow of John Henry Koon.  George and Katherine had 9 children that can be accounted for.  There may be a 10th, as a Magdalena Eichelberger, born about 1775, married Frederick Shaffer of Lexington Co and moved to Greene Co., TN in about 1815.

     George Eichelberger's first wife obtained a late Colonial grant near the bounty grant of her husband. In 1796, George Eigleberger and second wife sold the Catherine Shealy grant to son, Christian Eigleberger (Newberry Deeds C-1049). The deed says that the land was granted to Catherine Sheely, lawful wife of George Eigleberger.

   George Eigleberger was a founding member of St. Paul's Church and in 1774 was a Church Elder when the Church obtained it's land from Rev. Joachim Bulow (Newberry Deeds B-107). George Eigelberger made will 6 March 1796, proven 17 January 1805, naming sons: John, Michael, George, Martin, and Christian.  

Around 1850, a number of George Eichelberger’s descendants moved away from the Dutch Fork area.  The majority went to Florida and Mississippi.  Some of the Mississippi group went on to parts of Texas as well.

Family of George and Catherine Shealy Eichelberger 

I. John Eichelberger, born 21 January 1758, died 9 April 1827, married 1) Anna Barbara ____, born 13 August 1762, died 16 January 1816; married 2) Mrs. Soloma (Sarah) (Ruff) Piester, died 25 September 1861, daughter of George Ruff and widow of John Piester.  "Sarah" Ruff Piester Eichelberger married 3) 21 January 1828, Christian H. Smith.  John is buried at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Pomaria SC.

 Children of John Eichelberger and Anna Barbara ______.

A. George Eichelberger, born 15 February 1782, died 15 April 1829, married Rosannah Catherine Summer, born 20 October 1782, died 20 September 1853, daughter of Col. John Adam Summer and widow of Michael Eichelberger. George and Rosannah are buried at Hobbs-Eichelberger Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

1.     Mary Louisa Catherine Eichelberger, born 1 January 1815, died 18 November 1871, married Rev. John C. Hope, born 20 August 1806, died 9 July 1879, son of Christian Hope II and Christina Fellers. Both are buried at Hobbs-Eichelberger Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

2.     William Henry Eichelberger, born 14 September 1817, died 14 April 1897, MS., married 1) Harriett Egner, born 11 November 1821, died 18 December 1840, daughter of George Egner and Susannah Suber; married 2) Effie Winlock Hughey, born 25 April 1825, died 12 October 1906 MS, daughter of Daniel Hughey and Mrs. Nancy (Strother) Ruff. William Henry and family moved to Mississippi in the 1840’s. William Henry and wife Effie are buried at the Mashulaville Cemetery, Noxubee County, MS.

3.     Eliza Eichelberger, born 22 August 1822, died 22 September 1823, buried at Hobbs-Eichelberger Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

4.     John Franklin Eichelberger, born 10 March 1823, died 30 September 1825, buried at Hobbs-Eichelberger Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

 B. Susannah M. Eichelberger, Born about 1785, died after 1827, married David Ruff, Jr., son of William David Ruff and Elizabeth Gray.

1.     Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Ruff, born 15 November 1814, died 12 March 1912, married George Jacob Sligh, born 3 February 1813, died 29 October 1885, son of Jacob J. Sligh and Mary Lagronne.

 C. Catherine Eichelberger, born about 1788, died 30 January 1830, married 1) John Counts, Jr., died 1822, son of John Counts and Elizabeth Eichelberger; married 2) David Gilbert who remarried Catherine's sister, Anna Mary Eichelberger. David, born 22 November 1796, died 12 August 1871, was the son of Thomas Gilbert and Rebecca Gauntt of Newberry.

1.     Elizabeth B. Counts, married Jesse B. Nelson, died 1850, AL

2.     George Alfred Counts, born 18 January 1809, died 21 April 1889, married Harriett Cromer, born 20 November 1822, died 17 April 1903, daughter of Andrew Cromer and Catherine Sligh. Both are buried Mt. Tabor Luther Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

3.     Eleander (Nelly?) Counts, born 3 November 1812, died 7 April 1841 in AL, married Isaac Edmundson, born 25 October 1810, son of John S. Edmundson and Elizabeth Reagin.  Eleander is buried in the Old Gilbert Cemetery, Giles Co., TN.

4.     Mary Magdelene (Polly) Counts, born 22 November 1815.

5.     William Pinkney Counts, born 5 February 1820.

6.     Susan Elvira Gilbert, born 9 August 1825, Newberry SC, died 8 December 1890, Giles Co, TN, married 24 February 1842 to Joseph Smith Edmundson, born 21 January 1818, Newberry SC, died 23 September 1884, Giles Co, TN, bother of Isaac Edmundson.  Both are buried at Stella Cemetery, Giles Co, TN.

 D. Col. John Eichelberger,Jr., born 13 September 1794, died 3 February 1844, married Maria Elizabeth Ruff on 7 October 1819, born 12 October 1802, died 23 September 1849, daughter of John Henry Ruff and Elizabeth Summer. Maria married 2) Ephraim Suber. John and Maria are buried at the Ruff-Eichleberger-Counts Cemetery near Bethlehem Church, Pomaria. Col. Eichelberger donated the property that became the first home for the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Several of his children moved as a group to the area of Ocala, FL.

1.     Dr. Henry Melvin Eichelberger, born 17 January 1821, died 20 June 1856, MS, married 1) Elizabeth Egner, born 27 December 1827, died 12 September 1849; married 2) Elizabeth Hunter Caldwell, born about. 1830 died December 1883, daughter of John Caldwell, Esq. and Abigail O'Neall. Elizabeth Hunter Caldwell Eichelberger married 2) Dr. Wilson D. Dobbins. Dr Eichelberger moved to Mississippi in the 1840’s and is buried Old Louisville Cemetery, Winston Co., MS.

2.     Dr. John Bainbridge Eichelberger born about 1824, died in Ocala FL, married Mary A. Gibson.

3.     Adam Luther Eichelberger, born 2 February 1828, died 8 July 1909, Atlanta, GA, buried Ocala FL, married 1) Mattie A. Sullivan, born 28 January 1834, died 9 November 1855, daughter of John Creasy Sullivan and Anne Hendrick Arnold; married 2) Susan R. Gray, born 1838 Durant, MS, daughter of Douglas Gray and Mariah Richmond Red; and married 3) Margaret MacRae O'Hanlon, died after 1929.

4.     Jacob Walter Eichelberger, born January 1831, died after 1908, FL., married 1) Kitty Welch, born about 1839; married 2) Susan Vareen on 5 May 1869.

5.     George Langdon Eichelberger born 25 December 1834, died 20 February 1839.

6.     William Thomas Eichelberger born April 15 1838 died June 1862 Battle of Williamsburg, VA.  Buried Ruff-Eichelberger-Counts Cemetery.

7.     Hazelius Bookman Eichelberger, born 6 June 1841, 16 April 1853, Ruff Eichelberger Counts Cemetery, Newberry Co, SC.

 E. Anna Mary Eichelberger, born 11 January 1798, died 15 August 1850 in Gilbertsboro, Limestone, AL, married 1)about 1818 John Kibler, born about 1796, died 1835, son of Michael Kibler, Sr. and Mary Kinard; married 2) about 1848, David Gilbert (Living in Limestone County, AL when they were married in 1848). Anna Maria is buried in Gilbert Cemetery, Giles Co, TN.

1.     Permilia Audelina Kibler, born 31 October 1818, Newberry Co, SC, died 12 November 1892, Stewarts Mill, Freestone Co, TX, married David Folk, born 28 December 1819, died 4 December 1887.

2.     Elizabeth Kibler, born 13 November 1823, married Claiborne Dickert, born 31 December 1824, died 1 August 1895, son of John Jacob Dickert and Christina Riser.

3.     Jacob Belton Kibler, born about 1826, died 19 June 1864, married Lavinia M Riser, born 22 March 1827, died 15 May 1919. Both are buried at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Pomaria, Newberry Co, SC.

 F. Elizabeth Eichelberger, born 6 December 1800, died 12 November 1883, married Capt. Phillip Sligh, Jr., born 15 June 1792, died 7 February 1883, son of Phillip Sligh and Christina Kinard. Both are buried in the Sligh Family Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

 G. Christianna Eichelberger, born 12 December 1803, died 21 January 1873, married 1) Samuel D. Cannon, born 26 June 1800, died 26 January 1839, son of David Cannon and Nancy Johnson and 2) John Adam Folk, Jr., born 5 February 1799, died 5 July 1855, son of John Adam Folk and Eve Margaret Dickert.

1.     Elizabeth A. Cannon, born 24 January 1822, died 24 December 1880, married George A Sligh, born 22 October 1822, died 14 November 1903. Both buried Beth Eden Cemetery, Newberry Co, SC

2.     John William Cannon, born 1824, died October 1830, buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery.

3.     George Franklin Cannon, born 5 January 1826, died 17 August 1830, buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery.

4.     Nancy B. Cannon, born 24 February 1831, married John J. Cook, born 3 March 1828, died 26 June 1892.

5.     David Albert Cannon, born 29 August 1831, died 18 April 1890, married (1 Mary Catherine Herbert, born 1 February 1838, died 19 July 1887; (2 Ella Steele.

6.     Mary Katherine Cannon, born August 1834, died 30 July 1836, buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery.

7.     Jacob Harrison Cannon, born 28 December 1836, died 9 June 1889, married Rosanna Lavenia Singley, born 3 February 1839, died 11 May 1902. Both are buried at Prosperity Cemetery.

8.     Samuel D Preston Cannon, born 11 February 1839, died 26 January 1858, buried Beth Eden Lutheran Church cemetery, Newberry Co., SC.

9.     Eustatia Aubonette Folk, born 21 May 1841, died 8 April 1906, married (1 John David Wedeman, born 12 May 1828, 2 June 1891; (2 Jacob Henry Livingston,  3 March 1837, died 12 September 1911. Eustasia is buried at Wedeman Cemetery.

 Child of John Eichelberger and Mrs. Soloma (Ruff) Piester:

H. Capt. Jacob Canada Eichelberger, born about 1823, died 16 October 1861, married 16 October 1851, Elizabeth F. Addison, born about 1836.

1.     Margaret H. Eichelberger, born about 1852, married in 1872 H. Morton Meetz. of Char1eston, SC.

2.     Mary H Eichelberger, born 20 April 1854 in SC, died 13 June 1855, buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery, Newberry Co, SC.

3.     Harry Hampton Eichelberger, born 30 October 1856 in FL, died 5 November 1925 in Crockett, TX, 9 July 1879 in Crockett TX married Bathia Downes, born 27 April 1857, died 28 July 1943.

4.     Anna Eichelberger, born about 1858 in Texas.

 II.Mary Ursula Eichelberger, born 1 May 1760, died 25 October 1838, married 1) Jacob Stairley, born about. 1756, died 2 March 1789, son of George Michael Stairley; married 2) Rev. Frederick Joseph Wallern, born 6 April 1759, died 6 October 1818. She is buried with second husband at St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Pomaria, SC.

 A. Jacob Stairley, Jr. died about 1821.

B. George Stairley, born 7 September 1783, died June 1835, married 14 October 1819, Permelia Lester, born 1801, died 1852, daughter of Phillip C. Lester and Nancy Crymes.  Permelia later married Dr. William Rabe.

C. Catherine Elizabeth Stairley, born about 1785, died 12 April 1817, married George Long, Jr., born 27 March 1781, died 22 January 1860, son of George Long and Catherine Bowers. George Long, Jr. married 2) Eve Margaret Chapman, born 26 February 1782, died 27 October 1856 (The Long History by Eytive Long Evans - 1956).

III. Margaret Eichelberger, born 9 February 1763, died 3 February 1842, married Michael Rikard, born about. 1763, died 2 May 1846. Both are buried at Rikard Family Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

 A. Elizbeth Rikard, born before 1784, died before 1845, married George Richard.

B. Mary Margaret (Polly) Rikard, born 27 September 1790, died 5 January 1874, married John Wedaman, born 19 June 1791, died 14 April 1864. Both buried at Wedman Cemetery #2, Newberry, SC.

C.George Rikard, born about 1793, died about 1825, married Elizabeth _____, died before 1846.

D. Christina Rikard, born about November 1795, died 13 December 1830, married Rev. John Herman Aull, born 20 September 1786, died 27 May 1852, son of Philip Aull and Anna Margaretha Emick. Both buried in Aull Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

E. Henry Rikard, born about 2 September 1799, died 21 April 1847, married Elizabeth Wicker, born 6 September 1805, died 10 October 1883, daughter of Gasper Wicker and Lousie Frye.

 IV. Susannah Margaret Eichelberger, born about 1764, died 25 April 1815, married 1) John Frederick LeGronne, died about 1790; married 2) Capt. Jacob Counts, born about 1771, died 14 April 1816, son of John Counts, Sr. and Elizabeth. Susannah and Jacob are buried in Counts Cemetery, Pomaria, SC.  Jacob Counts married 2) Polly Ruff, daughter of John Henry Ruff and Margaret Elizabeth Summer.  Polly married 2) Henry Gallman.

Children of Susannah Eichelberger and John Fredrick Legronne:

A. John Legrone, born 24 September 1788, died 21 May 1831, married Mary Summer, born 30 August 1795, died 17 May 1880. She married 2) Silas Merchant.

B.Frederick Legrone, died before 3 January 1820, married Elizabeth Taylor.

C. Catherine Legrone, born 6 August 1787, died 13 October 1831, married 30 June 1804 Henry Furr, born 12 July 1779, died 30 April 1836, son of Jacob Furr and Catherine Mitchell. Both are buried at Scott Cemetery, near Mt. Carmel, McCormick County, SC.

Children of Susannah Eichelberger and Capt. Jacob Counts:

D. Mary Magdalene Counts, married Adam Mayer, born 4 September 1797, died 17 April 1834.

1.     Dr. Orlando Benedict Mayer, born 24 February 1818, died 16 July 1891, married Mary A. Davis.

2.     Susannah Margaret Mayer, born about 1821, 2 November 1847, married Dr. George M. Bates.

3.     Frances Mayer, born 24 May 1823, died 8 February 1900.

 E. Jacob Counts, born 1794, married 25 October 1812 Mary Magdalene Ruff, born 11 February 1794, died 30 October 1863, daughter of John Henry Ruff and Margaret Elizabeth Summer.

 F. John Adam Counts, born 26 October 1797, died 7 January 1844, married 30 December 1816 Sarah Ruff, born 3 June 1800, died February 1880, sister of Mary Magdalene Ruff.

1.     Henry Hartwell Counts, born 25 July 1818.

2.     Jacob Belton Counts, born 18 January 1821, died 23 June 1875.

3.     Susannah Elizabeth Counts, born 8 August 1823, died 8 February 1892.

4.     John Counts, born about 1827.

5.     Sarah Counts, born 5 March 1830, died 1 January 1884.

6.     Louisa Counts, born 1832.

7.     Walter F. Counts, born 5 June 1835, 4 April 1880.

8.     Adam Benedict Counts, born 1844, married after 1827 Harriet Sondley.

V. Elizabeth Eichelberger, born 8 August 1768, died 14 December 1835, married Capt. John Counts, born 1768, died 24 June 1847, son of John Counts and wife, Elizabeth.  After her death, Capt. John Counts married 2) Eve Margaret Koon, born about 1815, daughter of Dr. George Adam Koon. 

 A. Martha Elizabeth Counts, born 22 June 1786, died 21 December 1847, married John Nicholas Summer, born 11 December 1783, died 6 September 1870, son of George Adam Summer.  Both buried at Beth Eden Cemetery.

B. John Counts, Jr., died 1822, married Catherine Elizabeth Eichelberger, died January 1830, daughter of John Eichelberger and wife, Anna Barbara. See Catherine above for list of their children.

C. Susannah Catherine Counts, born 26 February 1796, died 25 May 1848, married. John Riddlehuber, born 21 December 1790, died 25 January 1850, son of George Michael Riddlehuber and Magdalene Wicker. Both buried Riddlehuber Cemetery.

1.     Elizabeth Riddlehuber.

2.     Mary Ann Riddlehuber.

3.     Louisa Riddlehuber.

4.     William L Riddlehuber.

5.     Henry Walter Riddlehuber.

6.     Susannah Riddlehuber.

D. Mary Magdalene Counts, born 1797, died 14 April 1873, married Jacob Walter Fulmer, born 15 July 1799, died 5 April 1851, son of John Jacob Fulmer and Christina Wicker. Both buried Pitts Cemetery, Coweta County, GA.

E. Eve Margaret Counts, born 28 July 1799, died 20 March 1855, married 1) John Houseal, Jr., born 24 March 1796, died 26 February 1826, son of John Houseal, Sr. and Christina Chapman; married after February 1826 2) Joseph Pinkney Summer, born 18 February 1804, died 3 January 1871, grandson of Francis Summer and Christina Hipp.

Children of Eve Counts and John Housel, Jr.:

1.     Walter H Houseal.

2.     Frances Houseal.

3.     Elizabeth Houseal.

Children of Eve Counts and Joseph Summer.:

1.     Walter P Summer.

2.     Ernest O Summer.

3.     William A Summer.

4.     Henry P Summer.

5.     Dr. William Jefferson Summer, born 1829, died 1854, married Jane Aull.

6.     Martha Summer, born 1832.

7.     Ella Summer, born 1834, died 1927, married 1853 Capt. Charles D'Orley.

8.     Capt. John Counts Summer, born 1842, killed in action in the Civil War.

F. Col. William Counts, born 22 February 1801, died 22 December 1848, married May 1823 Rebecca Ruff, born 18 April 1807, died 13 April 1879, daughter of John Henry Ruff and Elizabeth Summer.  Both are buried at the Ruff-Eichleberger-Counts Cemetery near Bethlehem Church, Pomaria, SC.

1.     Henry Counts, married ______ Gibson.

2.     Junius Counts.

3.     Elizabeth Counts.

4.     Mollie Counts.

5.     Florence Counts.

6.     Charles Counts.

G. John Henry Counts, born 30 June 1803, died 8 June 1883, married Catherine (Katie) Dreher, born 5 February 1809, died. 31 October 1902, daughter of John Dreher and Catherine Lever.

H. Mary Anna Counts, born 2 March 1809, died 19 March 1851, married Gen. Henry Harrison Kinard, born 29 March 1806, died 17 June 1869, son of Capt. Martin Kinard and Eve Catherine Koon.

VI. Michael Eichelberger, born 21 October 1768, died 12 January 1813, married Rosannah Catherine Summer, born 20 October 1782, died 20 September 1853, daughter of Col. John Adam Summer and Mary Reece. Rosannah married 2) George Eichelberger, born 15 February 1782, died 15 April 1829, son of John Eichelberger (nephew of Michael) and married 3) David English, born 1 July 1799, died 26 October 1841. Rosannah and her three husbands are all buried at Hobbs-Eichelberger Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

 A. Mary Magdelene Eichelberger, born 18 September 1800, died 30 September 1808, buried Hobbs-Eichelberger Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

B. Mary Elizabeth Eichelberger, born about 1802, married 2 November 1824, to Dr. William Irby.

1.     Frances Irby married ________ Henderson.

2.     Albert Irby married Sallie Hodgens.

3.     George Michael Irby married 1) Mary Hunter and 2) Lou Walker.

4.     William Irby married Sallie McLondsman.

5.     Leander Irby married Sallie Barber.

6.     Augustus Irby married Mary Watt.

 C. George Adam Eichelberger, born 17 June 1805, died 22 February 1862 (CSA), married 1 March 1827, Mahala Egner, born 22 January 1808, died 1 April 1874, daughter of George Egner and Susannah Suber.

1.     Willis Franklin Eichelberger, born 17 December 1827, died 7 August 1909, MS, married Minerva Carr, born 22 December 1828, MS, died 5 September 1910, MS, daughter of Frederick Kerr/Carr and Levisa Warner. Both are buried in Carr Cemetery, Smith County, MS.

2.     Dr. George M. Eichelberger, born 17 August 1829, died 8 February 1859, Palatka, FL, buried Eichelberger-Hobbs Cemetery, Newberry Co, SC.

3.     Capt. Wade S. Eichelberger, born 17 June 1831 Newberry Dist, SC, died 2 December 1862, FL, buried Eichelberger-Hobbs Cemetery, Newberry Co, SC, married 12 December 1854 Frances V Hill, born 21 January 1840 Newberry Dist, SC, died February 24, 1914 in SC, buried Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

4.     Capt. Phillip Adam Eichelberger, born 1834, died 1873, married 1860, Margaret Hobbs, born 1839, died 1874.

5.     Susanna C Eichelberger, born 1838.

6.     Wallace F Eichelberger.

 D.John Adam Eichelberger, born July 1810, died 15 September 1896, Laurens SC, married 27 January 1835, Lenora Emma Long, born February 28, 1818, died January 12, 1894, Laurens SC, daughter of Capt. Jacob Long and Elizabeth Bates, widow of Rezin Woolley.  Both Adam and Lenora are buried in the Laurens city cemetery, Laurens SC.  John Adam Eichelberger, known as Major Eichelberger, was one of the largest slave owners in Laurens County SC, showing 107 slaves on the 1860 census for Laurens County. His property included several thousand acres on the Bush River in southern Laurens County, farmed in cotton, current bushes, apricots, and Chinese Cling peaches.

1.     Mary Elizabeth Eichelberger, born 22 September 1837, died 7 October 1837 in Laurens SC, buried in the Laurens City cemetery, Laurens SC.

2.     William Jacob Eichelberger, born 2 March 1839, died 5 March 1847 in Laurens SC, buried in the Laurens City cemetery, Laurens SC.

3.     Catherine Victoria Eichelberger, born 17 January 1840, died about 1920, 20 December 1864 married Rev. Robert Alexander Mickle, born 9 September 1831, died 1 July 1905, son of Robert Mickle and Catherine Boykin. (Rev Mickle was a Presbyterian Minister in Bessemer, AL)

4.     Andrew V. Eichelberger, born 28 May 1844, died 16 October 1902, 14 December 1876 married Hattie G. Ferguson, born April 1853, died after January 1891.

5.     George P F Eichelberger, born 11 January 1844, died July 14, 1849.

6.     Walter J Harrison Eichelberger, born 3 May 1846, died 17 1913, Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, born 1848

7.     John Franklin Eichelberger, born 11 January 1848, died 5 March 1848.

8.     Leonora Emma Eichelberger, born 8 October 08, 1849 in SC, died 13 August 1857.

9.     Laura Lavinia Eichelberger, born 11 January 1851, died 13 November 1852.

10. John Adam Eichelberger, Jr., born 29 January 1852 in Laurens, SC, died 11 December 1903, in Laurens Co, SC, 13 December 1877 married Kittie N. Wallace, born 18 April 1856, died 1904 in Laurens Co, SC, daughter of Willis Wallace and Maria Louisa Gary of Laurens SC.  John and Kittie are buried at the Eichelberger family plot in Laurens City cemetery, Laurens SC.

11. Willie Eichelberger, born 10 March 1854, died 2 June 1854.

12. Bettie Eichelberger, born 1862.

13. Patsy Eichelberger, born 1864.

 E. Rosannah Catherine Eichelberger, born 19 June 1813, died 19 October 1813. She is buried at Hobbs-Eichelberger Cemetery, Newberry, SC.

VII. Martin Eichelberger, born about 1770, apparently died before 1805. He is mentioned in his fathers will (made 1796) but was not part of the estate distribution.  

VIII. George Eichelberger, Jr., born about 1774. George Igleberger sold land on Buffalo Creek in 1798 to Michael Igleberger, Wheelwright (Newberry Deeds E-217).

IX. Christian Eichelberger, born about 1781, died after 1830.. George Eigleberger and wife, Maria Ursula, sold land to Christian Eigleberger in 1794 and in 1796 (Newberry Deeds C-1046 and 1049). In 1811, Christian Eigleberger, of Beaufort District, sold this land to Jacob Counts (Newberry Deeds K-120). Christian shows up on the 1830 census on Daufuskie Island in Beaufort County, SC. He owned a plantation there and apparently died without heirs, as the plantation was sold to others after his death.  

Information provided by Sandra Eichelberger, with additions by Yancey Dickert, Carl Nichols, Betty Bundrick, and others.

Bio posted 7 May 2004