JOHANNES MEERBOTT/MARBUT (JOHANN PHILIPP MEERBOTT, JOHANN CASPER MEERBOTT, ANTON MEERBOTT) was born on July 24, 1754 in Hochstadt, Germany and died on September 22, 1823 in Newberry County, South Caro
lina. He married SARAH INMAN on April 02, 1787
in Newberry County, South Carolina. Sarah was the daughter of JOSHUA and ANNE INMAN of Pennsylvania. Sarah was said to have been from a Quaker family and was probably disowned from the church for mar
rying out of unity. She was born in 1761 in Pe
nnsylvania, and died in 1836 at Newberry County, South Carolina. Johannes changed his name from Meerbott to Marbut, and on November 03, 1807 he received his naturalzation papers stating him to be an A
merican citizen named JOHN MARBUT. He is the r
eason that all that are surnamed Marbut, can trace their linage back to this very man. I have written more history on my long ago grandfather in the Marbut section of the Paternal Summary page 13. The
photo is of the uniform he wore as an mercena
ry sent to America during the Revolutionary War.
Giles County, Tennessee is located in the extreme southern part of the state just above the Alabama state line. Minor Hill, of Giles County, is a small town that was the center of Susie Rachel Lee's l
ife after her birth on March 16, 1882. Marbut'
s Post Office is down the road a piece, and now is just an entry in a list of historical Post Offices...
Hessen-Hanau Germany, is a district located near Frankfurt, Germany. The immigrant Johannes Meerbott was born on the 24th of July 1756 in the village of Hochstadt, Hessen-Hanau, Germany. He is almost
certainly the ancestor of all persons bearing
the surnames Marbut. It is Johannes that changes the name from Meerbott to Marbut. We can go back to his ggrandfather Anton, 1655 to 1713, then to his grandfather Johann Casper, 1681 to 1758, to his
father Johann Phillip Meerbott, and mother Ann
a Margaretha Kapps. This last marriage produces the main ancestor that is responsible for the Marbuts coming to America...
The living conditions and political climate in that part of Germany, can only be read about, or thought of as being harsh and hard. In 1776 when the Revolutionary war starts in America, the King of En
gland makes a deal with the King of Germany, t
o send mercenary soldiers to fight for Britian. Johannes is a 19 year old boy that is caught up in this request for troops, and is sent across the sea to fight on the side of the British. He lands in
Quebec in June of 1776, but is captured in Oct
ober of 1777. He is held in Winterhill, Mass. for a little over a year, and then is marched with the other captives for about two months or so to Charlottsville, Virginia, to arrive in January of 1779
. In school history we read about how hard and
bad the winters were on George Wasington and his troop at Valley Forge. You can only imagine how it was for prisoners of war in that part of the country. This internment lasts into 1782 where he uses
the act of indenturing himself to work out hi
s capture. About six or so months after his doing this, there is a prisoner exchange on May 12, 1783. We can think that after that exchange, he would probably have been let out of his comittment and b
e able to return to Germany or stay in America
. He was on the list of prisoners that remained in America after the war. We pick him up a year later when he hires himself out to a family in Pennsylvania...
Joshua Inman and his wife Anne was living in Pennsylvania as of 1784. They took in a immigrant named Johannes Meerbott from Hanau Germany. The conditions of what he was to do, and how long he was ther
e is not known, but supposedly, after a while
and falling in love, he took a mule and a few belongings and eloped with their daughter Sarah to the Newberry District of South Carolina. They were married on April 02, 1787 in Newberry, and began a
family. They did name their first boy Joshua a
fter Sarah's father. In 1803, after changing his name to John Marbut, he received his citizenship papers and became an American citizen. It is likely that John didn't say to much about his war experie
nce, because he put on his naturalization pape
rs that he arrived from Hanau, Germany in 1784. John and Sarah have their third child, a boy who they named John Marbut II.
Philip is his 4th child.
After John and Sarah passed away while still living in Newberry, it looks like some of their children migrated to Giles County, Tennessee, because this is where we again pick up John Marbut II. Here i
s where he meets Anna Thomas, and on July 30,
1811 they are married. John II and Anna raise a large family. In fact, Anna bore fourteen children. It must have been one noisy home at dinner time. The nineth childs is a boy, and is named John Adam
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