Name: Adam ZUMWALT
Birth: 23 MAY 1755 in York, PA
Death: 24 AUG 1834 in Flint Hills, St. Charles, MO 1
Burial: Big Springs, Family Cemetery, St. Charles, OM
Other-Begin 1767 bound to 1/2 brother, George.
Military Service: Revolutionary war
Reference Number: 6256
BRYAN AND ROSE: PP 195-196 PIONEER FAMILIES OF MISSOURI
!WIECHENS AND GEERLING P 116 CEMETERIES OF ST CHARLES CO MO VOL 5
CAME TO MISSOURI IN 1797; SETTLED NEAR FLINT HILL; MADE WHISKEY TO SELL TO THE
INDIANS; PREACHERS HELD SERVICES IN HIS HOUSE AS EARLY AS 1800
1805 Tax List 8 in house; 5 horses, 1 stud horse; 20 neat cattle; $7.00 Tax.
Certificate #294 land issued and claimed by Adam 600 arpents on Cuivre
watercourse. Listed on 1830 census; Rev War record accepted by DAR - in Rev.
War, VA militia.; Some records assembled by Nita Z. Robbin
"The Biographay of Adam Zumwalt, by his son Solomon Zumwalt, who came to Oregon in 1850."
pub. Lane County Historical Society. Written in 1880,
this is the story of the elder Zumwalt and an autobiography of his son Solomon. The original was lent to the Lane Co. Hist. Soc. in 1959 by W.R. Robertson of Eugene, a grandson of Mary Zumwalt Robertson. Mr. Robertson is now deceased and the whereabouts of the original are unknown to the Society at this time.
The father of Solomon Zumwalt was Adam Zumwalt and his mother was Mary Rodes. Mary Rodes's parents were from Prussia, as were her husband's parents. His father, Andrew Zumwalt, was born not far from Strassburg and arrived in America in 1728, landing in Baltimore. He married there and moved to Pennsylvania. He and his wife had four children: Henry, George, Mary and Elizabeth. After his wife died, he married the second time, "a lady from Switzerland," and moved to Virginia, near Woodstock. They had six children: Christopher, John, Jacob, Adam, Catherine and Andrew. Adam was Solomon Zumwalt's father and his life was of great historical interest. He fought in the Indian wars against the Shawnees and after their defeat went back to the Potomac to find that America had declared her independence and was in the beginning of the war with England. He fought as a Revolutionary War soldier for four and a half years. When his term of enlistment expired, he crossed the Allegheny mountains into Kentucky. It was in 1781 that he arrived in Lexington. While there Adam Zumwalt attached himself to a company of militia to fight large bands of Indians. It was at this time that he knew Daniel Boone. After living in Kentucky for several years, he learned of the new country to the West, New Spain. He made a canoe from a large poplar tree and started down the Ohio to the Mississippi. He found at the mouth of the Peruque, a stream that empties into the Mississippi, his future home. He and his wife spent the rest of their lives there. They had eight children: John, Elizabeth, Andrew, Rachel, Mary, Catherine, Jonathan and Solomon (pp. 2-3). Lane County Historical Society has the Zumwalt family papers 1866-1939 (ms. 65), which includes this "Biographa" and genealogy. Lane County Historian vol. 12, p. 55; vol. 16, p. 55; biog. vol. 16, pp. 53-56 (Solomon & Nancy).
The families church affiliation was Presbyterian. Adam's occupation
was a carpenter and a farmer. Adam's military service was as a
Defender of the frontier in Missouri and Kentucky in the American
Last Will and Testament of Adam Zumwalt
I Adam Zumalt Considering the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.
For in consideration of my son Soloman Zumalt maintaining his mother and myself during the balance of our natural live, I give to him the tract of land on which I now live, containing 106 acres, it being the residue of my tract of land that contained 410 acres together with all and singular the appertenances thereunto belong.
All my personal property I leave to be disposed of according to law and the procees to be equally divided among all my heirs.
I appoint my son Soloman Zumwalt as executor. Dated 20 May 1831. Witnesses: Carty Wells, Lewis Gooce? Isaac Grace. [Vol. 2 page 21]
Sketch of the Zumwalt Family, St. Charles County, Missouri
>From "A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri, with numerous
sketches, anecdotes, adventures, etc., relating to Early Days in
Missouri" by William S. Bryan and Robert Rose, Published by Bryan,
Brand & Co., St. Louis Missouri, 1876.
"Adam Zumwalt came to Missouri in 1797. He placed his family and $800 worth
of goods, with his stock, consisting of 30 head of cattle, 11 sheep,
and 12 horses, on board a flat-boat, and came down the Ohio and up the
Mississippi River to St. Charles County with his clumsy craft. He
settled near the present town of Flint Hill, where he erected two still
houses and made whisky to sell to the Indians, who were camped near his
place. The great chief Black Hawk made his home at Mr. Zumwalts for
sometime, and was a regular and frequent visitor until after the comm-
encement of hostilities between the whites and the Indians. He often
danced with Mr. Zumwalt's daughters, and was so fond of his whisky that
he frequently became very drunk; but he never caused any disturbance or
acted in an ungentlemanly manner. In very cold weather the whisky
would freeze and become solid ice, in which state it was sold to the
Indians by the cake and they often bought as much as $100 worth in a
Father: Johann"Jacob" Wilhelm Andreas(Andrew) ZUMWALT b: 1698 in Strassbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, Prussia
Mother: Ann Regina FITE b: 1726 in Switzerland
Maria Rodes (RHODES) b: in PA
24 MAY 1785
in Lexington, Fayette CO., KY
Adam Zumwalt was born 1755/1756 in , Hampshire Co, Va. He died 25 Aug 1834 in Big Spring Farm, St. Charles, Mo. Adam married Mary Rhodes on 24 May 1785 in , Fayette, Ky.
Mary Rhodes was born about 1765/1767 in , Prob Shenandoah, Va. She died 26 Apr 1846 in , St. Charles, Mo. Mary married Adam Zumwalt on 24 May 1785 in , Fayette, Ky.
They had the following children:
John P. Zumwalt was born 8 May 1787 and died 24 Sep 1871.
Elizabeth Zumwalt was born about 1788 and died about 1844.
Rachel Zumwalt was born 1792 and died after 1860.
Andrew Zumwalt was born 15 Nov 1789/1790 and died 20 Oct 1867.
Mary Ann [Polly] Zumwalt was born about 1795.
Catherine Zumwalt was born 1799 and died before 1860.
Jonathan Wilshire Zumwalt was born 25 Jun 1802/1804.
Solomon Zumwalt was born 11 Nov 1807 and died 21 Nov 1888
- John P. ZUMWALT b: 8 MAY 1785 in Bourbon, KY
- Andrew ZUMWALT b: 19 NOV 1789 in Bourbon, KY
- Rachel ZUMWALT b: ABT 1790
- Mary (Polly) ZUMWALT b: 1795
- Catherine ZUMWALT b: 1799
- Jonathon ZUMWALT b: 1800
- Solomon ZUMWALT b: 13 NOV 1807 in St. Charles, MO
- Zumwalt, George R., Zumwalt family history, unknown: unknown, not before 1965, 143 pgs., After the war of 1812 closed the trouble with the Indians ended in Missouri. Adam Zumwalt lived on his farm at Big Spring, 21 miles from St. Charles, in the county of St. Charles; St. Charles being the county seat. He died August 24, 1834. His widow died April 1, 1846. She made her home with me. Adam Zumwalt and his wife Mary Roads joined the Presbyterian church in Kentucky, and were members until their death. I became owner of the old house and lived there until April 6, 1850 when we started for Oregon.