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From: Betty Mitchell <>
Subject: [BRE] Re: BRETHREN-D Digest V01 #468 Isaac Naff, Sr. 1799
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 20:56:38 -0500
Isaac Nave/Naff Sr. was born in 1799, and died in 1845. He would have been 36
years old when the petition was signed in 1799. This Isaac Naff, Sr., was a son of
Jacob Naff, Sr., who immigrated from the Palatinate.
> ---------------------Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: RE: [BRE] Isaac Naff, Sr. and Military Petition 1799
> Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 09:14:01 -0500
> From: "Emmert Bittinger" <>
> REPLY FROM EMMERT BITTINGER:
> Betty, the petition you seek information about is published in the book
> entitled The Brethren in the New Nation, by the late Roger Sappington,
> deceased history professor at Bridgewater College, pages 331-332. The
> petition identifies the the 39 signers as members of the German Baptist
> Brethren and requests consideration, in light of their historic position of
> conscience against war, to be "exempted from fines for not attending
> musters..." and prevent us from being "impoverished by perpetual fines for
> refraining to do an act which their consciences abhor." The petition is
> lengthy around a half page long, and the names are appended. However, the
> name of Isaac Neff does not appear. The name of John Neff does appear. What
> was the age of Isaac? Emmert Bittinger
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Betty Mitchell [mailto:]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 9:23 PM
> Subject: [BRE] Isaac Naff, Sr. and Military Petition 1799
> Can anyone tell me more about a petition pertaining to Military
> Service and the Brethren. The year was 1799 and the signers were:
> John Becklehimer, Jr., John Boon (probably Barbara Moyer's
> step-father), Joseph Flora, (my 3rd gr. grandfather), Henry
> Ikenberry, Peter Ikenberry, Jacob Kingery, Jacob Kinsey, Jacob
> Miller, Isaac Nave (Nafe), Jacob Nave, Jacob Nave, Jr., Michael
> Peters and Stephen Peters. The source is: Franklin Co.VA
> 1786-1986--A Bicentennial History ....John S. Salmon and Emily J.
> Salmon..Franklin County Bicentennial Commission, Rocky Mount,
> Virginia - 1993 pp. 194-195.
> I would like to know the content of the petition and if Isaac
> Nave (Nafe) was indeed a signer.
> Betty Naff Mitchell
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