Hans Heinrich Neff (Jr.) was
born about 1708 in Germany and died July 1784 in Shenandoah
County, VA and buried in the Kegey-Neff Cemetery (to the
west of and in sight of I-81 north of New Market, VA).
His wife was Ann Steckley/Stickley, daughter of Johnnes
Source: Pages 429-430 of The
Neff-Naf Family: A History of The Descendants of Henry Neff,
Manor Township, Lancaster County, PA by William Neff
(Princeton, NJ: Neff & Associates, 1991).
Note: the Stockli/Steckley/Stickley
to the Daniel Hiestand/Haston family in Knox County, TN
and all the way into White County, TN.
From pages 469 of
Pioneers of Old Frederick County Virginia by Cecil
(Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1995)
Dr. John Henry Naffe
purchased 200 acres from Adam Sherrill and received a
Fairfax grant for the tract
"where he now lives" on 2 August 1750; the grant was
issued for 470 acres.1
(Tract G-390, Map 15) This tract is located
approximately 1 1/2 miles north of New Market, about two
miles south of Mount Jackson and U.S. Highway 11 crosses the
east section. Interstate Highway 81 crosses the center
of the tract and Shenandoah County Highway 767 runs along
the southeast property line.
Naffe had 404 acres located
at Bushey Bottom and North River Shenandoah surveyed on 6
He received a Fairfax grant for the 404-acre tract on 20
(Tract H-710, Map 15) This tract is accessible by
Shenandoah County Highway 730 and Interstate Highway 81 with
the highways' interchange located at the east corner.
Stonewall Jackson High School is located within this tract
and the Norfolk and Southern Railroad crosses the west
1 Joyner, Northern
Neck Warrants and Surveys, Augusta County, Vol. I, p. 28;
Gray, Northern Neck Grants, G-39.
Joyner, Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys, Frederick
County, Vol. II, p. 111.
Gray, Northern Neck Grants, H-710.