I have a copy from a book on some of the families of Hardy County, but, do not have the title of the book.I only have the first few paragraphs of the chapter on the George family:
"The George family and its ministers must be given much credit for the building up of the Knobley Church.The family was established at an early date in Hampshire and what is now Hardy County.The first recorded George family land record is dated Aug. 7, 1780 when Matthew George purchased 375 acres of land on the South Branch River from Jacob Reager and herman Shook."A witness to the transaction was Solomon VanMeter."(A relative of my ancestor, John, who was the first white man in the area.)
"The first person of that name to own land on Patterson Creek was Joseph George who possessed thirty acres there in 1788 (Sims Index, 190).A Joseph and a Susanna George were also on the tax list for Hampshire County in 1782 before Hardy or Grand Counties were formed."
"A large George family with many members belonged to the Hopewell Quaker Meeting in Frederick Co., VA (near Winchester) in the late Eighteenth century, and some of its members migrated westward into old Hampshire County."
In the preceding chapter on the Martin family "John Rotruck, who had come to Hardy County by at least 1795, married Nancy George.Later he sold land to William George who was to become the Elder of the Knobley Church.John had at least one son, Abraham.