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He was the only Derrick to come to this area, other members of his family went to TN,TX and westward after the death of their parents, John and Anna Maria "Mary" DUNKELBERGER Derrick, spelled "Derk" in earlier days.
Children born to them were:
Michael b-1818 (my Great Grandfather)
Amanda Jane b-1827
Jonathan aquired 2,572 acres in the Poca District and all of it at that time was covered with timber, and also a vein of coal in the hills, seven feet thick. He cleared a road from his farm and made improvments on the land and in addition to his other enterprises, followed the trade of a Blacksmith. He made bells which were hung on the necks of the cows, to keep them from getting lost in the forest.
At the time of his death in 1846, he owned 3/5 of his original land, his son John 1/5 and his son-in-law George Boggess 1/5. He left a certain part of his land for the family cemetery, to always be consecrated for that purpose.