The Jacob Lenas Home

Location: Six and one half miles west of Mt. Jackson, Virginia, on Route 720, south of the road across Crooked Run in a field.

Built: circa 1790


1 Mar 1794: Peter Miller (hatter) and Ann Elizabeth, his wife, sold to Michael Zirkle two tracts of land which were granted to Christian Shaffer by patent, October 3, 1787, and by said Christian Sheffer and Anna, his wife, to Peter Miller, January 7, 1788. Deed Book I, page 389

14 Oct 1833: Lewis Zirkle, executor of the estate of Michael Zirkle, deceased, sold to Joseph Lenas two tracts of land adjoining. Deed Book NN, page 38

probated 13 Mar 1895: Joseph Lenas in his last will, devised to his son, Jacob W. Lenas, tract of land of 144 acres, made February 21, 1889. Will Book 24, page 101

probated 28 Mar 1921: Jacob W. Lenas, deceased, in his last will, devised his "home place" to his son, harry S. Lenas. Will Book 33, page 147

23 Apr 1927: Fannie E. Lenas and Harry S. Lenas sold to D.W. and D.E. Beaver.

Physical Description

This two and one half story "T" shaped frame house has a metal hipped roof and one brick chimney in the center. There are twenty windows with four 16x20 panes and shutters with plain movable slats. There are porches the length of each section of the "T" and across the back. Half of the back porch has been enclosed to make a summer kitchen.

There are eight rooms with a ceiling height of eight feet. The cellar is plain with stone walls. The walls are papered and painted (some of each). The floors are of wide boards.

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

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