Nice page on Jost Heidt / Hite, certainly a fascinating character.I was familiar with him from Hank Jones' books, asI am descended from several families in the 1709 Palatine immigration (Dopp, Eckhardt, Kraemer, etc.), and from my study of the settlement of old Frederick County (owing to my wife's descent from William Hall, who bought what became Halltown and the surrounding area from Lord Fairfax about the same time as Jost Hite was dealing in Valley real estate in a big way.
However, the Sale family was in Virginia for at least 35 years BEFORE the first signficant wave of Germans.(I don't count the German "Quaker" founders of Germantown, as they were few in number and their descendants came to Northern Virginia only later.)Sale is well established as an English surname, originating mostly, if I recall correctly, in Surry, Sussex and Lincolnshire.It's not a German name at all, but rather derives from the French word "Salle," consistent with the concentration of Sale families along the English coast near France.
In Virginia, the Sales lived on tidewater, mainly in Essex County.They did not move up to Caroline County until maybearound 1720.From the order book entries in Caroline juxtaposed against the deeds etc. in Halifax County, NC, it's rather apparent that our William Sale & family went straight from Caroline County to North Caroilna; no time for a sojourn in the Shenandoah Valley.