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My Alderman family!
Descendants of Jacob Alderman!


Jacob Alterman (b. 1772 Germany)
came to Philadelphia, PA Jan. 10, 1789
on the 'Patsey Rutledge' from Hamburg, Germany. Jacob and wife Rosanna FADENLAND were married in Rowan Co NC
on 22 August of 1796. Jacob died May 23,1824 in Grayson Co., VA.


Jacob and Rosanna lived in a Moravian settlement in NC before moving to Grayson Co VA near the NC border..While living in the Moravian settlement of Bethabara in NC, Jacob and Rosanna lost a child in 1797. This son was five days old. He is buried in lot no.47 in Dobbs Parish graveyard, made for the non-Moravian settlers. This cemetary which was built in 1759 and is located south of Bethabara Mill was commonly referred to as the "strangers graveyard".



Children of Rosanna FADENLAND and Jacob ALDERMAN-ALTERMAN are:
1. i. Infant ALDERMAN was born 1797 in Bethabara,NC, and died 1797 5 days old in Bethabara,NC.
ii. John ALDERMAN-ALTERMAN was born 5 FEB 1799, and died 28 DEC 1886 in Floyd Co VA. He married Hannah SUTPHIN, daughter of Hendrick SUTPHIN and Rachel OWEN. She was born 6 NOV 1803 in Bedford Co VA, and died 28 MAY 1865 in Floyd Co VA.
iii. Jacob ALDERMAN was born 1801 in Grayson Co VA. He married Susan BOLT 1822 in Montgomery VA, daughter of Charles BOLT.
iv. Phillip ALDERMAN was born 1806 in Grayson Co VA.
v. George ALDERMAN was born 28 MAR 1808 in Carroll Co VA, and died 3 MAR 1859 in Carroll Co VA. He married Thursa DUNN.
vi. Elizabeth ALDERMAN was born 1811 in Carroll Co VA. She married Isaac BOLT 14 MAR 1833 in Grayson Co VA.
vii. Frederick ALDERMAN was born 1814 in Grayson Co VA, and died 19 OCT 1895 in Freemont,Carroll Co VA. He married Roxina WATSON. She was born ABT 1819. He married Malinda DOSS 1868.
viii. Henry ALDERMAN was born 1816. He married Rebecca LADD.




1. John ALDERMAN-ALTERMAN was born 5 FEB 1799, and died 28 DEC 1886 in Floyd Co VA. He was the son of 2. Jacob ALDERMAN-ALTERMAN and 3. Rosanna FADENLAND. He married Hannah SUTPHIN, daughter of Hendrick SUTPHIN and Rachel OWEN. She was born 6 NOV 1803 in Bedford Co VA, and died 28 MAY 1865 in Floyd Co VA. She was buried in Alderman Cemetery,Burks Fork.

Children of John ALDERMAN-ALTERMAN and Hannah SUTPHIN are:
i. James ALDERMAN was born 1819, and died 1911. He married Nancy PRATER 15 FEB 1839, daughter of Nehemiah PRATER and Mary SUTPHIN.
ii. Jacob ALDERMAN was born 1821 in VA, and died 1909 in Floyd Co VA. He married Catherine BARRINGER, daughter of Jacob BARRINGER and Arminta GODWIN.
iii. Catherine ALDERMAN was born JUL 1824, and died 6 APR 1914. She married Joshua M REYNOLDS 31 MAR 1842 in Floyd Co VA, son of John REYNOLDS and Amelia MABRY. He was born 1816 in Carroll Co VA.
iv. Rosanna ALDERMAN was born 1827, and died 1909 in Floyd Co VA.
v. William ALDERMAN was born 1830, and died 1915.
vi. Elizabeth ALDERMAN was born 1832 in Floyd Co VA. She married Alfred REED 1 MAR 1851 in Floyd Co VA.
vii. Rachel ALDERMAN was born 1834 in Floyd Co VA. She married J Cyrus KEITH 1852, son of John Cyrus KEITH and Leanna EARLS. He was born in Floyd Co VA.
viii. Thomas T ALDERMAN was born 1836, and died 1919. He married Elizabeth KEITH, daughter of John Cyrus KEITH and Leanna EARLS.
ix. Nancy ALDERMAN was born 1837 in VA, and died 1925 in Floyd Co VA. She married Daniel KEITH 1856 in Floyd Co VA. He was born 1839.
x. Frances ALDERMAN was born 1840.


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1. Catherine ALDERMAN was born JUL 1824, and died 6 APR 1914. She was the daughter of 2. John ALDERMAN-ALTERMAN and 3. Hannah SUTPHIN. She married Joshua M REYNOLDS 31 MAR 1842 in Floyd Co VA, son of John REYNOLDS and Amelia MABRY. He was born 1816 in Carroll Co VA.

Children of Catherine ALDERMAN and Joshua M REYNOLDS are:
i. Bethany Elizabeth REYNOLDS was born 31 DEC 1842 in Floyd Co VA, and died 29 JAN 1926. She married Joshua HYLTON 4 JAN 1866 in Floyd Co VA/ Indian Valley, son of Elisha HYLTON and Catherine GOAD. He was born 1837.
ii. Asa Barton REYNOLDS was born 21 JUL 1845 in Carroll Co VA, and died 5 APR 1923. He married Mary Ann BRADNER 29 NOV 1878 in Homeof Millard F. REYNOLDS by Elder Daniel Coulson, daughter of Thomas Jackson BRADNER and Jacksa Jane SHADRACH. She was born 31 DEC 1862 in Carroll Co VA. He married Susannah Elizabeth SPENCE 10 JUL 1865, daughter of Eli SPENCE and Martha Ellen JACKSON. She was born 1845.
iii. Junetta A REYNOLDS was born ABT 1846.
iv. John C REYNOLDS was born ABT 1849.
v. Millard Fillmore REYNOLDS was born 18 MAY 1850. He married Sarah Elizabeth COLLIER-BRADNEY. She was born 1854.
vi. Lucinda REYNOLDS was born 1853. She married Milton VanArt SUTPHIN.
vii. Elmira REYNOLDS was born SEP 1855 in Floyd Co VA.
viii. Rhodella REYNOLDS was born ABT 1858 in Carroll Co VA, and died 1921 in Carroll Co VA. She married Silas Wilson SEMONES 25 SEP 1879 in Carr.


More about Bethabara :
Bethabara, Forsyth County, North Carolina
Rowan Co NC
The chief contributors to the population were the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians from the north of Ireland, the Germans, usually known as Pennsylvania Dutch, who adhered to the tenets of
the Lutheran and German Reformed Churches, and the Moravians, or United
Brethren, from Moravia and Bohemia.
The Scotch-Irish were soon followed by another stream of immigrants the
Germans who had previously located in Pennsylvania.


On Jeffrey's map, a copy of which is in the Congressional Library at
Washington City, there is plainly laid down a road called "the Great Road
from the Yadkin River through Virginia to Philadelphia, distant 435
miles." It ran from Philadelphia through Lancaster and York to
Winchester, thence up the Shenandoah Valley, crossing the Fluvanna River
to Looney's Ferry, thence to Staunton River, and down the river through
the Blue Ridge, thence southward, crossing Dan River below the mouth of
Mayo River, thence still southward near the Moravian settlement to the
Yadkin River, just above the mouth of Linville Creek and about ten miles
above the mouth of Reedy Creek.


In the autumn of the year in which the Wachovia Tract was conveyed to the Moravians the first
colonists, twelve unmarried Brethren, came overland from Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania, where a strong Moravian settlement existed, and founded
Bethabara. The group consisted of the Rev. Bernhard Adam Grube, the
pastor, Jacob Loesch (Lash), the warden or business manager, Dr. Hans
Martin Kalberlahn, a physician, Hans Peterson, a tailor, Christopher
Merkly, a baker, Herman Loesch (Lash), a farmer, Erich Ingebretsen, a
carpenter, Johannes Lisher, a farmer, Henrich Feldhausen, a carpenter,
Jacob Lung, a gardener, Friedrich Jacob Pfeil, a shoemaker and tanner, and
Jacob Beroth, a farmer.31 The zeal with which the Moravians labored in
their new home is best described by Dr. Clewell.


In October, 1755, two years after the establishment of Rowan County and
St. Luke's Parish, upon the request of the Moravians of Wachovia, the
Assembly passed an act creating Wachovia into a separate and distinct
parish with all the privileges and immunities which the other parishes of the
province enjoyed. The new parish was called Dobbs in honor of the
Governor.33 In 1759 eight married couples from Bethabara and
others founded Bethania, three miles northwest of Bethabara. Settlers
continued to come to Wachovia. In 1766 the settlement of Salem was
begun.34 A few years later Friedberg, which had gradually grown up in southern
Wachovia, and Friedland, in the southeast of the tract, which was partly
settled by Germans from Broad Bay in the present State of Maine, were
formally set off and recognized.
The Germans who came to Rowan from Pennsylvania and settled along Second Creek were
members of the Reformed and Lutheran churches. Being too few in numbers to erect houses of
worship for each of the two denominations, they united in building a temporary structure on the
lands of a Mr. Fullenwider. This church was called the Hickory Church and stood on the site
now occupied by St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The date of its erection is not given, but no doubt it was built quite early, for the section was settled by German immigrants about 1750.
obtained the Rev.Adolph Nussman as their pastor and Mr. Gottfried Ardnt as schoolmaster.


Willlamson, H,: A History of North Carolina,
Clewell, J. H.: History of Wachovia.
Foote, W. H.: Sketches of North Carolina.




Individual: Jacob Alterman
Place: Pennsylvania
Year: 1789


Primary Individual: Alterman, Jacob
Source Code: 1804


Source Name:
EGLE, WILLIAM HENRY, editor. Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. (Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, vol. 17.) Harrisburg [PA]: E.K. Meyers, 1890. 787p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967.


Source Annotation:
Taken from original manuscripts in the state archives. Names given throughout pages 1-677. Foreigners arriving in Pennsylvania named on pages 521-667. No. 3776, Kelker, supplements this.
Source Page #: 534


Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania
Jacob Alterman,Pennsylvainia Early Census Index


1789 ALTERMAN JACOB Philadelphia County PA Philadelphia PA Early Census Index PAS1a59113


Alterman, Jacob 1789 Philadelphia Source: CD # 354 Passenger and Immigration Lists 1538-1940 Family Archives from Gale Research, Inc.