Walter H. Knee

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Walter H. Knee Collection, 245 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains two land deeds, a grant, and a note from the late 18th and early 19th Centuries concerning land purchases by the Swisher Family of Frederick, later Hampshire and Hardy County, VA. Two of the deeds are for land surveyed by George Washington, and one is signed by Lord Fairfax.
(1 map case folder) Last updated 03/12.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Valentine Swisher was an early settler in western Frederick (eventually part of Hampshire and Hardy) County, VA. Swisher was a veteran of the Lord Dunmore War and the American Revolution. He had three children, Nicholas, Catherine, and Valentine Jr. Walter H. Knee is a long time resident of Winchester, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: O?Dell, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Marceline, Mo: Walsworth Publishing Co., 1995, pg. 290., and Kerns, Wilmer L., Frederick County, Virginia, Settlement and Some First Families of Back Creek Valley, 1730-1830, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc.., 1995, pg. 236.

CITE AS: Walter H. Knee Collection 245 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Deed ? dated November 24, 1796, Hardy County, VA, between Commonwealth of Virginia and Nicolas Swisher, 115 acres, signed by James Wood

Deed ? dated May 10, 1779, Hampshire County, VA, between John McDonald and Nicolas Swisher, 225 acres for 5 shillings, surveyed by George Washington

Note ? dated December 26, 1818, Hardy County, VA, between Daniel Switzer, Valentine Switzer, Jacob Oldaker, and John Funkhouser, for $2,000 for three tracts of land

Grant ? dated September 27, 1766, from Lord Fairfax to John Waite, fro 225 acres in Hampshire County, VA, surveyed by George Washington, for 1 shilling for every 50 acres, signed by Lord Fairfax