George John Propst was born in 1770 in Pendleton County, Virginia which is now West Virginia. He was the middle child of five children born to parents Leonard Propst and Mary Catherine Miller. He went by the name John throughout his life.
In 1795, John married Evaline Mary Ficker in Pendleton County, Virginia. They went on to have nine children together:
- Sophia Propst (b. 1796 – d. 1881)
- Henry Propst (b. 1798 – d. 1881)
- Barbara Propst (b. 1800 – d. 1875)
- Daniel Propst (b. 1802)
- George Propst (b. 1806 – d. 1870)
- Jacob Propst (b. 1808 – d. 1897)
- Samuel Propst (b. 1810 – d. 1892)
- Catherine Propst (b. 1811 – d. 1906)
- John I. Propst (b. 1815 – d. 1860)
John was a landholder in Virginia. It is unknown how much land he held overall, but by 1817, he owned 165 acres. His estate was referred to as Buffalo Run. His estate is in close proximity to that of many of his brothers. By 1818, he has sold off much of his land, most likely to his children given his age, and now only owns 30 acres now known as Brandywine Gap. (John’s property listings are the first and second from the top).
On February 23, 1853, John died and is presumed to be buried in the Propst Church Cemetery in Pendleton County, West Virginia along with many other family members, though there are several Propst Family cemeteries in the county.