The Alexander Bauserman Home

Location: Maurertown, Route 654 to Zion Church, then Route 648 to second house on east side of the road.

Built: prior to 1800


11 Apr 1797: Frederick Bozzerman, Jr. and Catherine, his wife, convey to Henry Pittenhelser for the sum of twelve pounds, a certain piece of land, it being part of the tract of fifty acres which was granted to John Huddle by patent dated June 6, 1788, and conveyed by him to the said Frederick Bozzerman, April 30, 1789, containing all buildings, orchards, etc.

15 Aug 1846: Mary Wright conveys to Noah Wright a tract of land heired by her, containing six acres, being the same formerly owned by Henry Pittenhelser. In consideration of the aforesaid property, Noah Wright agrees to maintain Mary Wright as long as she lives.

30 May 1868: Noah Wright and Elizabeth, his wife, convey to Isaac Bowman for the sum of $1000, six acres, known as the Henry Pittenhelser lot which was heired by Mary Wright and conveyed by her to said Noah Wright.

13 Sep 1869: Isaac Bowman and Martha, his wife, convey to Alexander Bauserman for $1200 the same that was conveyed by Noah Wright and Elizabeth, his wife, May 30, 1868.

4 Jan 1917: Alexander Bauserman bequeathed all his real estate to John Will Bauserman and Anna, his wife.

Physical Description

This house is a good example of early American architecture not spoiled by remodeling. The woodwork is all hand planed, and the rooms very compact, but comfortable and homelike with hand made furniture, there are several antique beds, including one made of mulberry wood.

The kitchen is one story on the end of the house, making a rectangular plan. A large lawn slopes down to the house, the road formerly being at the foot of the hill.

Historical Significance

Alexander Bauserman was always known as "Sandy", and went by that name. He was wounded at Gettysburg, in the Civil War.

Source: Virginia W.P.A. Historical Inventory Project, 1937

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Created September 29 2001