Christena Brown1

F, b. 1821, d. between 1881 and 1911
FatherHenry Brown1 b. c 1781, d. c 1829
MotherAnna Mary Agner1 b. 1785, d. Sep 1852
     Christena Brown was a witness 'HENRY BROWN, b. about 1781, d. about 1829, m. Oct 6, 1802, Anna Mary Agner, dau of Henry Agner and Elizabeth Arey Agner, d. about Sep, 1852, Children: IV-3 Eleanor (Nelly), b. 1805; Samuel b. 1810, d. Aug. 17, 1839; Elizabeth, b. Oct 25, 1813, d. Oct 19, 1873; Mary Catherine; and Christena. In book 38, page 669, William A. Swink conveyed to Mary Brown for $250.00 part of Lot #73 in the Town of Salisbury in the Great North East Square containing 54 poles on Dec 5, 1849, Rowan County Registry, N.C. In Book 40, page 147, Rowan County Registry, N.C. dated May 2, 1853 Edward Rufty, Executor of Mary Brown conveyed the above property to Archibald Henderson. In Book 18, page 637, Rowan cty Registry, N.C., Henry Brown conveyed to his brother, Daniel, his 82 acres willed to him by his father, Abraham Brown, on Jan 18, 1803. In Book 20, p. 143, Rowan County Registry, N.C. Henry Bower conveyed to Henry Brown for $600.00 132 acres on S. Fork Crane Creek adjoining The Antiney Softi & Fred Fisher Plantation on Sep 25, 1816. On Dec 30, 1885, Book 68, p. 572, Rowan County Registry, N.C., Edward Rufty, Adm. under will of Henry Brown conveyed to Charles Lyerly for $605.00 Henry Brown's property. This property plus other acreage was conveyed by Chas Lyerly of James P. Trexler, Book 77, Page 71, Rowan County Registry, N.C., in 1893. Mr. Peter Trexler told Mrs. Mamie McCubbins that Edward Rufty m. Elizabeth Brown, dau of Grnny Brown, whose spring is called, 'Granny Brown Spring'. This spring used by travelers going down Bringle Ferry Road for many years is locarted just beyond Beagle Club Road. A road built to give access to houses recently built caused the placing of a culvert which now covers up the spring. with Henry Brown and Anna Mary Agner between 1781 and 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Christena Brown was born in 1821 at North Carolina.3 As of 21 October 1841,her married name was Owens.3,4 She married Peter Owens at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 21 October 1841.3,4 As of 1850, Christena Brown was also known as Dela Owens.5 Dela, Lewis and Marcus was listed as a household member living with Peter Owens on the 1850 Census at Union County, North Carolina; 519 519 Peter Owens 46 m miner " [NC]
Dela 29 f "
Lewis D H 7 m "
Harriet 3 f "
Marcus 1 m.5 " She witnessed an unknown person 's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, between 1851 and 1860.3,6 Anna Mary Agner mentioned Christena Owens in a will on 12 April 1852 at Rowan County, North Carolina; MAY SESSION 1852 I, Mary Brown, of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, First I will and bequeath to my daughters Mary Catherine and Christena Owens my house and lot where I now reside twelve months after my death also all my crop of every description I may have on hand and six head of hogs that I now own, secondly I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Catherine one hundred dollars and choice of my cows and calves thaat I may have at the time of death. Thirdly, I will and bequeath to my daughter Christena Owens Fifty Dollars. Fourthly, I will and bequeath all the balance of my estate to all my children to be divided amongst them share and share alike. The bequeaths above mentioned is to be paid out of the sale of the house & lot after the expiration of the twelve months that I have given it to my daughters Mary & Christena and out of the sale of my personal property. I do by these presents revoke all former wills by me made and do ordan this my last will and testament. I hereby constitute nominate and appoint my son-in-law Edward Rufty sole executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal the 12th day of April A.D. 1852. Signed Sealed in our presence and we in her presence we have signed interlined before Her Signed His Mary 0 Brown (Seal) Early X Ellis Mark Mark Saml Reeves.7 Christena was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. 68 67 C. Owens 39 female 350 -- NC; Harriet 13 female NC attending school.3 Christena was listed as a neighbor of Mary Catherine Brown on the 1860 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. 67 66 Mary Brown 33 female 350 -- NC; John S. 8 male NC attending school; neighbor C. Owens
Could this be "our" Mary? Child out of wedlock? Is this neighbor C. Brown Christena?.3 Christena was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. 110 127 Owens Crissie white female 59 widowed keeping house cannot read cannot write NC NC NC
Harriet white female 33 daughter single cannot write NC NC NC
Brown Richard white male 27 nephew single Tinner [?] NC NC NC.8 She died between 1881 and 1911 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Family

Peter Owens b. c 1804, d. bt 1851 - 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: C Owens Age in 1860: 39 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina Gender: Female Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Salisbury Roll: M653_912 Page: 140 Year: 1860 Head of Household: C Owens.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868 about Peter Owens.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census about Harriet Owens.
  6. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, based on 1850 census, marriage bond in Rowan County, and 1860 census.
  7. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 186.
  8. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1880 United States Federal Census for Crissie Owens.

Mary Catherine Brown1

F, b. 1826, d. between 1861 and 1897
FatherHenry Brown1 b. c 1781, d. c 1829
MotherAnna Mary Agner1 b. 1785, d. Sep 1852
     Mary Catherine Brown was a witness 'HENRY BROWN, b. about 1781, d. about 1829, m. Oct 6, 1802, Anna Mary Agner, dau of Henry Agner and Elizabeth Arey Agner, d. about Sep, 1852, Children: IV-3 Eleanor (Nelly), b. 1805; Samuel b. 1810, d. Aug. 17, 1839; Elizabeth, b. Oct 25, 1813, d. Oct 19, 1873; Mary Catherine; and Christena. In book 38, page 669, William A. Swink conveyed to Mary Brown for $250.00 part of Lot #73 in the Town of Salisbury in the Great North East Square containing 54 poles on Dec 5, 1849, Rowan County Registry, N.C. In Book 40, page 147, Rowan County Registry, N.C. dated May 2, 1853 Edward Rufty, Executor of Mary Brown conveyed the above property to Archibald Henderson. In Book 18, page 637, Rowan cty Registry, N.C., Henry Brown conveyed to his brother, Daniel, his 82 acres willed to him by his father, Abraham Brown, on Jan 18, 1803. In Book 20, p. 143, Rowan County Registry, N.C. Henry Bower conveyed to Henry Brown for $600.00 132 acres on S. Fork Crane Creek adjoining The Antiney Softi & Fred Fisher Plantation on Sep 25, 1816. On Dec 30, 1885, Book 68, p. 572, Rowan County Registry, N.C., Edward Rufty, Adm. under will of Henry Brown conveyed to Charles Lyerly for $605.00 Henry Brown's property. This property plus other acreage was conveyed by Chas Lyerly of James P. Trexler, Book 77, Page 71, Rowan County Registry, N.C., in 1893. Mr. Peter Trexler told Mrs. Mamie McCubbins that Edward Rufty m. Elizabeth Brown, dau of Grnny Brown, whose spring is called, 'Granny Brown Spring'. This spring used by travelers going down Bringle Ferry Road for many years is locarted just beyond Beagle Club Road. A road built to give access to houses recently built caused the placing of a culvert which now covers up the spring. with Henry Brown and Anna Mary Agner between 1781 and 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Mary Catherine Brown was born in 1826 at North Carolina.3 Mary was listed as a household member living with Anna Mary Agner on the 1850 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; 497 512 Mary Brown 65 female NC; Mary A.C. 24 female NC.3 Mary Catherine Brown mentioned Mary Catherine Brown in a will on 12 April 1852 at Rowan County, North Carolina; MAY SESSION 1852 I, Mary Brown, of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, First I will and bequeath to my daughters Mary Catherine and Christena Owens my house and lot where I now reside twelve months after my death also all my crop of every description I may have on hand and six head of hogs that I now own, secondly I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Catherine one hundred dollars and choice of my cows and calves thaat I may have at the time of death. Thirdly, I will and bequeath to my daughter Christena Owens Fifty Dollars. Fourthly, I will and bequeath all the balance of my estate to all my children to be divided amongst them share and share alike. The bequeaths above mentioned is to be paid out of the sale of the house & lot after the expiration of the twelve months that I have given it to my daughters Mary & Christena and out of the sale of my personal property. I do by these presents revoke all former wills by me made and do ordan this my last will and testament. I hereby constitute nominate and appoint my son-in-law Edward Rufty sole executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal the 12th day of April A.D. 1852. Signed Sealed in our presence and we in her presence we have signed interlined before Her Signed His Mary 0 Brown (Seal) Early X Ellis Mark Mark Saml Reeves.4 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. 67 66 Mary Brown 33 female 350 -- NC; John S. 8 male NC attending school; neighbor C. Owens
Could this be "our" Mary? Child out of wedlock? Is this neighbor C. Brown Christena?.5 She died between 1861 and 1897 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Mary Brown Age: 65 Estimated birth year: abt 1785 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina Page: 144 Roll: M432_643.
  4. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 186.
  5. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: C Owens Age in 1860: 39 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina Gender: Female Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Salisbury Roll: M653_912 Page: 140 Year: 1860 Head of Household: C Owens.

Lydia Meadows1

F, b. 1820, d. between 1880 and 1898
     Lydia Meadows was born in 1820 at North Carolina.1 As of 9 February 1840,her married name was Brown.1 She married Moses Brown, son of Abraham Brown II and Catherine Hess, on 9 February 1840 at Union County, Illinois.1 Lydia Meadows lived; NC, IL.2 Lydia, William, Thomas, Jane, John, Calvin and Anna was listed as a household member living with Moses Brown on the 1850 Census at West Part of District Number 2, Union County, Illinois; 587 587 Moses Brown 30 male farmer 150 IL cannot read/ write; Lydia 30 female NC cannot read/ write; William 9 male IL attending school; Thomas 7 male IL attending school; Jane 5 female IL; John 4 male IL; Calvn 2 male IL; Ana 3/12 female IL.3 Lydia and John was listed as a household member living with Moses Brown on the 1870 Census at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois; 17 16 Brown Moses 50 male white farmer 1600 [blank] IL cannot read/ write male over 21;
Lydia 50 female white housekeeper NC cannot read write
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Brown Jasper 21 male white farmer IL male over 21
Mildred M 16 female white IL attending school
Olive 13 female white IL attending school
Alice 12 female white IL attending school
Julia A 8 female white IL attending school.4 Lydia Meadows died between 1880 and 1898 at Illinois.2

Family

Moses Brown b. 1820, d. 25 May 1898
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Moses Brown Age: 30 Estimated birth year: abt 1820 Birth place: Illinois Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.
  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.

Elizabeth Hunsucker1

F, b. 17 May 1785, d. 22 May 1862
     Elizabeth Hunsucker was also known as Elizabeth Hunsaker.2 She was 12 children.3 She was born on 17 May 1785 at Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,2 As of 5 July 1801,her married name was Brown.1 She married John Brown Sr, son of George Brown and Barbara Wattenbarger, on 5 July 1801 at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.1 She married John Brown Sr at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on 1 October 1803.4 Elizabeth Hunsucker and John Brown Sr appeared on the census of July 1810 at Clear Creek, Union County, Illinois.In 1810 John Brown is living in Clear Creek area below Jonesboro, Il (See Collections of the Illinois State Library, Vo. XXIV, Statistical Series, Vol II, III. Census Returns--1810, Clear Creek, p. 39). The name is given, J. Brown, with family that matches that of John and Elixabeth Hunsacker Brown (Jacob page 21),
Ancestry - Illinois Census Returns 1810 and 1818:
G Brown 2 males 17 to 26; 1 male 27 to 45, 1 male 45 and over; 3 females 11 to 16; 1 female 45 and over
D Brown 1 male 0 to 10; 1 male 11-16; 1 male 17-26; 1 female 17 to 26;
J Brown 3 males 0 to 10; 1 male 17 to 26; 1 male 27-45; 2 female 0 to 10; 1 female 17 to 26
3 males 0 to 10 -- Isaac (7 yo), David (6 yo), John (0 yo)
1 male 17 to 26 -- ?
1 male 27 to 45 -- John (31 yo)
2 females 0 to 10 -- Mariah (8 yo), Catherine (4 yo), Anna (2 yo) -- could it be that Mariah had died before 1810?
1 female 17 to 26 -- Elizabeth Hunsaker.5 Elizabeth Hunsucker and John Brown Sr appeared on the census of 10 April 1818 at Union County, Illinois; 3 -- John Brown 1 free white male 21 yr and upwards, 9 other white inhabitants
above is Jeremiah Brown, below is Abraham Hunsaker.6 Elizabeth Hunsucker and Samuel Brown The widow, Elizabeth Brown, lived with her son Samuel, after her husband's death. She d. 22 May 1862 in Union County, IL. , p. 21-2 between 1847 and 1862 at Union County, Illinois.5 Anna, Oliver, Andrew, Mary, Monroe, Amanda and Elizabeth was listed as a household member living with Samuel Brown on the 1850 Census at West part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois; 720 Samuel Brown 28 male farmer 400 IL; Anna 25 female IL cannot read/ write; Oliver 7 male IL attending school; AJ 6 male IL attending school; Mary 4 female IL; Monroe 2 male IL; Amanda 2/12 female IL; Elizabeth 65 female IL.7 Anna, Oliver, Andrew, Mary, Monroe, Amanda, George, Sarah, Henry, Jacob and Elizabeth was listed as a household member living with Samuel Brown in the 1860 Census at Township 12 South Range 1 West, Union County, Illinois; 1988 1930 Samuel Brown 40 male " [farmer] 800 400 IL
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Anna Brown 35 female IL cannot read write;
Oliver 17 male [IL]
Andrew J 16 male [IL]
Mary 18 female [IL]
Monroe 12 male [IL]
Amanda 10 female [IL]
George 8 male [IL]
Sarah 6 female [IL]
Henry 4 male [IL]
Jacob 6/12 male [IL]
Elizabeth Brown 70 female NC
neighbor John Brown 50 yo.8 Elizabeth Hunsucker died on 22 May 1862 at Union County, Illinois, at age 77.1,2

Family

John Brown Sr b. 15 Oct 1779, d. 18 Feb 1847
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Sammy Fridenberg family tree.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Kentucky Marriages 1802-1850.
  5. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Illinois Census Returns 1810 and 1818.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Samuel Brown Age: 28 Estimated birth year: abt 1822 Birth place: Illinois Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.
  8. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Isaac Brown
    Name:
    Isaac Brown

    Age in 1860:
    40

    Birth Year:
    abt 1820

    Birthplace:
    Illinois

    Home in 1860:
    Township 12 S Range 1 W, Union, Illinois

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Anna

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Isaac Brown
    40


    Abraham J Brown
    20


    Louisa Brown
    18


    Margaret Brown
    16


    Levi Brown
    14.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Johnson Brown Whaley Family Tree.
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Matthew A Waller's Ancestors.
  11. [S1188] Brown William Orrel, online freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com.
  12. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, Jacob, p. 24.
  13. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jackson Family Tree.

Nancy Thompson1

F, b. say 1785, d. 23 June 1862
     Nancy Thompson was born in 1781 at Washington County, Tennessee.2 She was born say 1785 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 As of 3 October 1805,her married name was Brown.1 She married Jacob Brown, son of Abraham Brown and wife 1 ?, on 3 October 1805 at Washington County, Tennessee.1 Nancy Thompson lived; TN, IL.2 She died on 9 August 1858 at Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois.2 She was buried at Old McKendrie Methodist Church, Vermilion County, Illinois.2 She died on 23 June 1862 at Vermilion County, Illinois.1

Family

Jacob Brown b. 5 Sep 1783, d. 9 Dec 1863

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

John Good1

M, b. say 1813, d. 1880
     John Good was born say 1813 at Washington County, Tennessee; son of Emmanuel Good and Nancy Rymal.1 He married Martinna Brown, daughter of Solomon Brown and Mary "Polly" Bayless, on 30 September 1838 at Washington County, Tennessee.1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at the 4th Subdivision East District, Washington County, Tennessee. 23 24 John Good 24 [sic] male farmer TN; Martina Good 34 female do cannot read write; Elizabeth Hutchinson 19 female do; Wm Hutchinson 17 male laborer do attending school; Louisa Hutchinson 17 female do; Jacob Good 10 male do attending school; Solomon Good 9 male do attending school; Hannah Good 7 female do attending school; Matilda Good 5 female do; Saraphina Good 3 female do; John Good 2 male do; Adam Good 8/12 [sic] male do.2 He died between 1851 and 1893 at Washington County, Tennessee.1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Campbells District, Washington County, Tennessee. 1185 1185 John Good 38 male farmer 579 TN; Martena Good 49 female domestic TN; Solomon J Good 20 male farmer TN; Hannah Good 17 female domestic TN; Matilda Good 15 female TN; John Good 12 male TN; Adam Good 10 male TN; Savisa A Good 8 female TN; [next page] Martha A Good 6 female TN.3 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at 17th District, Washington County, Tennessee. 136 134 Good John 52 male white works on farm 0 150 TN cannot write male over 21; Martini 54 female white keeping house TN cannot write; John M 22 male white works on farm TN male over 21; Vicy A 19 female white TN cannot write; Adam 20 male white works on farm TN; Martha A 15 female white TN; Hair Isaac N 15 male white works on farm TN cannot write; Martini 7 female white at home TN.4 He died in 1880 at Washington County, Tennessee.5

Family

Martinna Brown b. 1815, d. c 1880

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Matilda Good Age: 5 Estimated birth year: abt 1845 Birth place: Tennessee Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Subdivision 4, Washington, Tennessee.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Solomon J Good Age in 1860: 20 Birth Year: abt 1840 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1860: Campbells, Washington, Tennessee Gender: Male Post Office: Jonesboro Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    John Good
    38

    Martena Good
    49

    Solomon J Good
    20

    Hannah Good
    17

    Matilda Good
    15

    John Good
    12

    Adam Good
    10

    Louisa A Good
    8

    Martha A Good
    6.

  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Adam Good Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850 Age in 1870: 20 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1870: District 17, Washington, Tennessee Family and neighbors: View Results Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View Image Post Office: Mill Brook.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.

Amy Miller1

F, b. 20 November 1815, d. 9 October 1900
FatherJohn Jacob Miller2 b. 11 Nov 1766, d. Nov 1842
MotherElizabeth Lentz2 b. 20 Nov 1776, d. bt 17 Jan 1863 - 31 Dec 1869
     Amy Miller was Marriage; Person Source.3 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID BD5F1F4A9127884EB37AAA8F87A322561BB0. She was born on 20 November 1815 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,4 As of 20 December 1836,her married name was Brown.1 She married Solomon Brown, son of David Brown and Sarah Miller, on 20 December 1836 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Amy Miller Person Source.3 She was BD5F1F4A9127884EB37AAA8F87A322561BB0.5 As of 1850, Amy Miller was also known as Naomi Miller.6 Amy was listed as a household member living with Solomon Brown on the 1850 Census at School District No 36, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1659 1683 Solomon Brown 39 male farmer 1000 NC; Naomi 34 female NC; Nathan 12 male NC attending school; Sally L 11 female NC attending school; Calvin L 9 male NC attending school; Richard L 8 male NC attending school; Henry M. 5 male NC; David L 10/12 NC.6 Amy was listed as a household member living with Solomon Brown in the 1860 Census at South of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; 406 393 Amey Brown 44 female housekeeper NC cannot read/ write; Solomon Brown 49 male farmer 800 2200 NC; Nathan 22 male day laborer NC; Calvin L. 19 male day laborer NC; Richard L. 18 day laborer NC attending school; Henry M. 15 NC atten ding school; David L. 10 NC attending school; Martha Ann 2 female NC.7 Amy Miller died on 9 October 1900 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 84.1

Family

Solomon Brown b. 18 Feb 1811, d. 3 Apr 1863
Child

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Brown Family Tree.
  3. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, p. 22.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, The Wendel Miller Family Tree.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  6. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Solomon Brown Age: 39 Estimated birth year: abt 1811 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): School District 36, Rowan, North Carolina.
  7. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Solomon Brown Age in 1860: 49 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina Gender: Male Head of Household: Amey Brown Household Post Office: Salisbury Value of real estate: View image.
  8. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 62/485.

Annie Edleman1

F, b. 1813, d. 1876
     Annie Edleman was also known as Annie Eddleman.2 She was born in 1813 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She was acc to Michael Brown(1975), p. 45.2 Her married name was Brown.2 She married Jacob Brown at Rowan County, North Carolina, say 1830.1,3 As of say 1830,her married name was Brown.1 Annie was listed as a household member living with Jacob C. Brown on the 1850 Census at School District No 33rd, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1665 1690 Jacob Brown 45 male farmer 800 NC; Anna Brown 38 female NC; Sarah L 19 female NC attending school; Mary C 16 female NC attending school; Margaret E 13 female NC attending school; Augustus T 11 male NC attending school; Jeremiah C 9 male NC attending school; Julia Ann 7 female NC attending school; Jacob C 2 male NC; Jesse Cadwell 30 male labourer NC.4 Annie Edleman died in 1876 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She died in 1876 at North Carolina.2 She was buried at Old Stone House Cemetery, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 She was Michael Brown(1975), p 148.2

Family

Jacob Brown b. 12 Dec 1805, d. 1853

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S30] Rev. Richard L Brown, Brown Michael 1921 History, p.107.
  4. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Jacob C Brown Age: 2 Estimated birth year: abt 1848 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): School District 33, Rowan, North Carolina.

Elizabeth Poole1

F, b. say 1805, d. say 1834
     Elizabeth Poole was born say 1805 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She married Peter Marshall Brown at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 2 January 1828.1,2,3 As of say 1825,her married name was Brown.1 Elizabeth died say 1834 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.1

Family

Peter Marshall Brown b. 21 Nov 1802, d. 31 Mar 1854

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S30] Rev. Richard L Brown, Brown Michael 1921 History, p.48.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 about Peter M Brown.

Thomas Evans Brown1,2

M, b. 17 April 1821, d. 3 May 1900
     Thomas Evans Brown was born on 17 April 1821 at Cumberland County, North Carolina; son of Allen Brown.1,2 He son of Allen Brown who came from England to Fayetteville NC then to Rowan County in 1840.3 He married Eleanora W Verble at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 25 February 1841.1,2,4 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at School District No 30, Rowan County, North Carolina. 1567 1580 Thomas E Brown 27 male farmer 3150 [nothing in birthplace column this entire page]; Eleanora Brown 24 female; Lewis 8 male; Stephen W 6 male; Franklin 4 male; Charles Verble 49 male lunatic.5 He died on 3 May 1900 at Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, at age 79.1,2

Family

Eleanora W Verble b. 1826, d. 13 Aug 1900

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Cypert Family Tree.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S30] Rev. Richard L Brown, Brown Michael 1921 History, p.50.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Thomas E Brown Age: 27 Estimated birth year: abt 1823 Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): School District 30, Rowan, North Carolina.

Louisa Arey1

F, b. 15 December 1820, d. 11 August 1893
     Louisa Arey was born on 15 December 1820 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 As of 7 June 1845,her married name was Brown.1 She married Jacob Brown Jr, son of Jacob Brown Sr and Catherine Roseman, on 7 June 1845 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Louisa, Eliza and Pleasant was listed as a household member living with Jacob Brown Jr on the 1850 Census at School District Number 38, Rowan County, North Carolina; 302 306 Jacob Brown 40 male farmer 1000 NC; Louisa 29 female NC cannot read/ write; Eliza C 3 female NC; Pleasant 1 male NC.2 Louisa Arey died on 11 August 1893 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 72.1 She was buried at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.3

Family

Jacob Brown Jr b. 10 Feb 1810, d. 17 Oct 1875
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Jacob Brown

    Age:
    40

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1810

    Birth place:
    North Carolina

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State):
    School District 38, Rowan, North Carolina.

  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Eliza C Brown1

F, b. September 1846, d. 10 April 1937
FatherJacob Brown Jr1 b. 10 Feb 1810, d. 17 Oct 1875
MotherLouisa Arey1 b. 15 Dec 1820, d. 11 Aug 1893
     Eliza C Brown was born in September 1846 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Louisa, Eliza and Pleasant was listed as a household member living with Jacob Brown Jr on the 1850 Census at School District Number 38, Rowan County, North Carolina; 302 306 Jacob Brown 40 male farmer 1000 NC; Louisa 29 female NC cannot read/ write; Eliza C 3 female NC; Pleasant 1 male NC.2 Eliza C Brown died on 10 April 1937 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 90.1

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Jacob Brown

    Age:
    40

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1810

    Birth place:
    North Carolina

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State):
    School District 38, Rowan, North Carolina.

Pleasant A Brown1

M, b. 1 January 1849, d. between 1850 and 1939
FatherJacob Brown Jr1 b. 10 Feb 1810, d. 17 Oct 1875
MotherLouisa Arey1 b. 15 Dec 1820, d. 11 Aug 1893
     Pleasant A Brown was born on 1 January 1849 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He died between 1850 and 1939 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Louisa, Eliza and Pleasant was listed as a household member living with Jacob Brown Jr on the 1850 Census at School District Number 38, Rowan County, North Carolina; 302 306 Jacob Brown 40 male farmer 1000 NC; Louisa 29 female NC cannot read/ write; Eliza C 3 female NC; Pleasant 1 male NC.2

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Jacob Brown

    Age:
    40

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1810

    Birth place:
    North Carolina

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State):
    School District 38, Rowan, North Carolina.

Nancy Adella Brown1

F, b. 11 July 1853, d. between 1854 and 1943
FatherJacob Brown Jr1 b. 10 Feb 1810, d. 17 Oct 1875
MotherLouisa Arey1 b. 15 Dec 1820, d. 11 Aug 1893
     Nancy Adella Brown was born on 11 July 1853 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She died between 1854 and 1943 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.

Margaret E Holshouser1

F, b. March 1829, d. 16 August 1909
FatherDavid Lewis Holshouser1 b. 4 Oct 1799, d. 29 May 1851
MotherEleanor Brown1 b. 1805, d. bt 1851 - 1860
     Margaret E Holshouser was born in March 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Eleanor, Margaret, Julia, Jane, Ellen and David was listed as a household member living with David Lewis Holshouser on the 1850 Census at School District No 26th, Rowan County, North Carolina; Index has School District 36; 1676 1701 David Holshouser 51 male NC; Eleanora Holshouser 45 female NC; Margaret E. 21 female NC; Julia Ann 19 female NC;Jane L. 12 female NC attending school; Ellen c. 9 female NC attending school; Lewis D. 6 male NC.2 Margaret E Holshouser married William M. Holshouser, son of John Holshouser and Sophia Eddleman, on 8 December 1851 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 Margaret E Holshouser died on 16 August 1909 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 80.1 She 7 children.3

Family

William M. Holshouser b. 3 Dec 1827, d. 25 May 1872
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: David Holshouser Age: 51 Estimated birth year: abt 1799 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): School District 36, Rowan, North Carolina Page: 218 Roll: M432_643.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.

Edward Rufty1

M, b. 17 January 1808, d. 4 April 1878
     Edward Rufty was born on 17 January 1808 at Rowan County, North Carolina; son of George Rufty and Sophia (Cauble.)1 He was Miller/Farmer.2 He married Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Henry Brown and Anna Mary Agner, on 15 May 1832 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Anna Mary Agner mentioned Edward Rufty in a will on 12 April 1852 at Rowan County, North Carolina; MAY SESSION 1852 I, Mary Brown, of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, First I will and bequeath to my daughters Mary Catherine and Christena Owens my house and lot where I now reside twelve months after my death also all my crop of every description I may have on hand and six head of hogs that I now own, secondly I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Catherine one hundred dollars and choice of my cows and calves thaat I may have at the time of death. Thirdly, I will and bequeath to my daughter Christena Owens Fifty Dollars. Fourthly, I will and bequeath all the balance of my estate to all my children to be divided amongst them share and share alike. The bequeaths above mentioned is to be paid out of the sale of the house & lot after the expiration of the twelve months that I have given it to my daughters Mary & Christena and out of the sale of my personal property. I do by these presents revoke all former wills by me made and do ordan this my last will and testament. I hereby constitute nominate and appoint my son-in-law Edward Rufty sole executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal the 12th day of April A.D. 1852. Signed Sealed in our presence and we in her presence we have signed interlined before Her Signed His Mary 0 Brown (Seal) Early X Ellis Mark Mark Saml Reeves.3 He died on 4 April 1878 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 70; Edward, one of the Rufty sons that stayed in Rowan County NC, settled "below" town on Dutch SEcond Creek in the Providence Township. He was listedin the RowanCounty census.1 He was buried at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He Edward, one of the Rufty sons that stayed in Rowan Co, NC, settled 'below' town on Dutch Second Creek in the Providence Township.2

Family

Elizabeth Brown b. 25 Oct 1813, d. 19 Oct 1873
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 186.

Mary Ann Rufty1

F, b. 15 February 1833, d. 31 May 1834
FatherEdward Rufty1 b. 17 Jan 1808, d. 4 Apr 1878
MotherElizabeth Brown1 b. 25 Oct 1813, d. 19 Oct 1873
     Mary Ann Rufty was born on 15 February 1833 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She died on 31 May 1834 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 1.1 She was buried at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 She funeral at Union Lutheran Ch - Rothrock diaries #2, pg. 6, p. 193.3,2

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

Jane Sophia Rufty1

F, b. 7 October 1834, d. 8 June 1925
FatherEdward Rufty1 b. 17 Jan 1808, d. 4 Apr 1878
MotherElizabeth Brown1 b. 25 Oct 1813, d. 19 Oct 1873
     Jane Sophia Rufty was born on 7 October 1834 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 As of say 1854,her married name was Misenheimer.1 She married Emmanuel Reed Misenheimer at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 14 September 1854.1 Jane Sophia Rufty died on 8 June 1925 at Gold Hill, Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 90.2 She died on 8 June 1925 at Gold Hill, Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 90; WFT CD#5 has additional information on Jane Sophia Rufty.1 She was buried at Saint Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gold Hill, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.2 She 6 children WFT CD#5 has additional information on Jane Sophia Rufty.2

Family

Emmanuel Reed Misenheimer b. 22 Feb 1832, d. 25 Feb 1904

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Emmanuel Reed Misenheimer1

M, b. 22 February 1832, d. 25 February 1904
FatherDaniel A Misenheimer2 b. 25 Aug 1794, d. 3 Mar 1839
MotherSally Henson2 b. c 1793, d. bt 1832 - 1883
     Emmanuel Reed Misenheimer was also known as Mann Reid Meisenheimer.3 Emmanuel Reed Misenheimer was also known as Mann Reid Misenheimer.3 Emmanuel Reed Misenheimer was also known as Reid Misenheimer.2 He was born on 22 February 1832 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Emmanuel, Elizabeth and Sally was listed as a household member living with Archibald Misenheimer on the 1850 Census at School District 39, Rowan County, North Carolina; Archibald Meisenheimer (index sees it as Misenhimer) 33 male farmer NC; Mann R. 18 male farmer NC; Elizabeth 15 female NC attending school; Elizabeth Misamer [sic] 55 female NC; Mary A. 1 female NC [there is an asterisk by Archibald and Mary's names, possibly indicating that this is father and daughter]; Elizabeth Misenhimer 56 female NC [Could the Elizabeth Misamer and Elizabeth Misenhimer be two entries of the same person?].4 He married Jane Sophia Rufty at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 14 September 1854.1 Emmanuel Reed Misenheimer died on 25 February 1904 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 72.1

Family

Jane Sophia Rufty b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 8 Jun 1925

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer Family Tree.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Arehibald Misenhimer
    Age: 33
    Estimated Birth Year: 1816
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): School District 39, Rowan, North Carolina
    Page: 127
    Roll: M432_643.

Daniel A Misenheimer1,2

M, b. 25 August 1794, d. 3 March 1839
FatherGeorge Misenheimer1 b. 16 Nov 1748, d. 10 Jun 1824
MotherSarah Krider1 b. 4 Mar 1757, d. 16 Jan 1843
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 3259F0268B752D4184679E81404D6F2A3F14. Daniel A Misenheimer was born on 26 January 1792 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Misenheimer has Daniel's birth 1785, but that would be before John's marriage to Rachel Poole.3 He was born on 25 August 1794 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.1,4 He was born on 25 August 1794 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.5,6 He witnessed the census 1800 of George Misenheimer and Sarah Krider; George Misenhammer [sic] 31101 22010 00
3 males 0 thru 9 perhaps Jonathan (months), Daniel (6), Hetter (Peter) (7)
1 male 10 thru 15 George (14)
1 male 16 thru 25 Jacob (18)
1 male 45 and over George (52)
2 females 0 thru 9 Esther (4) Catherine (9)
2 females 10 thru 15 Elizabeth (11) Sarah (12)
1 female 26 thru 44 wife Sarah?7 Daniel A Misenheimer witnessed the census 1800 of John Misenheimer; John Misenhammer [sic] 1 male 0 thru 9; 1 male 10 thru 15; 1 male 45+; 2 females 0 thru 9; 2 females 10 thru 15; 1 female 16 thru 25
1 male 0 thru 9 could be Solomon (3); 1 male 10 thru 15 could be Daniel (10); 1 male 45+ would be John (53); 2 females 0 thru 9 could be Sophia (1) and Sally (5). 2 females 10 thru 15 could be Betsy (10) and Nancy Ann (13); 1 female 16 thru 25 could be Margareth (16.)7
He married Sally Henson at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, on 1 March 1813.8 John Misenheimer mentioned Daniel A Misenheimer in a will on 27 December 1828 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Last will and testament of John Misenheimer
In the name of God Amen. I John Misenheimer of the county of Cabarrus and State of North Carolina, being weak of body but sound ofmind and memory, thanks be to God, calling to mind the mortality ofmy body and knowing it is forall men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament. That is to say,
First and principally I give and recommend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth from whence it was taken, to be buried in a decent Christian buial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
And as touching those earthly things wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this world, I give, devise and dispose of them in manner and formfollowing,viz:
Firstly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine Misenheimer, her own bed and bed stand, two cows her choice, one ball horseand her saddle and bridle,tghe bureau or chest which she chooses the walut corner cupboard a spinning wheel, one small table, iron pots, earthenware, pewter plates and dishes, spoons, knives and forks, ladels, frying pan, delpware, water pails, tubs, casks, chairs all her choice besides she shall shall have full privilege to choose such aother articles as are notmetioned alll of which she shall enjoy and have possession of during her natural life or widowhood, but if in case she should hange my name then shall these articles be sold at public sale, and of the money arising from said sale she shall have one-third and wha use the balance shall be put too willbe mentioned hereafter.
Secondly, it is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges shall be paid before any division is made.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon Misenheimer, my plantatin whereon i now live, adjoining Ritchey, Cress and his own land, and others, containing 285 acres, be the same more or less. Andmy son Solomon for and in consideration of the land bequeatghed to him shall pay $385.oo in the following manner, viz
to my daughter Peggy leapard, fifty-five dollars, to my daughter Betsy Coleman, fifty-five dollars, to my daughter Sophia fifty five dollars, to my daughter Polly fifty five dollars and to my daughter Sally's chil, my grandchild Henrietta, fifty-five dollars, and to my daughter Nancy, fifty-five dollars.There are notes against some of my daughters and son-in-law in my opossession, due to me, which notes shall be deducted out of each ones share, respectively, and my son,Solomon shall not be obliged to payh more than the balance after such notes are deducted. It is also my will that my son Solomon will not be compeeled to pay any of the above mentioned money until two years after my decease.
It is my will that my son Solomon hold and occupy the land bequeated to him above, but not sell it during the life or widowhood of his mother, unless by her consent.
Fourthly, it is my will that my son Solomon give such maintenance as wwill be mentioned, viz 125 pounds of good sound stall fatted port, 80 pounds of good and stall fatted beef well salted and cured; 16 pounds of good sugar, 8 pounds of good coffee, and also asmuch salt and spice as she wants for her ownuse, and also four gallons of whiskey or brandy, he shll allow her privilege to dry appleas many as are necessay for her use, he shal give her one pound of green tea, 10 pounbds of good spinning toe, 8 pounds of flax, 8 pounds of cotton, all of a good quality and six pounds of wool Allthese articles ready for spinning and that yearly and every year
Fifthly my sonSolomon will ive to his mother as she whall want all good and fresh, he shall keep; during her life or widowhood, her cowas and horse in feed as his own, he shall have the privileg to use the horse only whenhis mother is not using him
6th - My son Solomon shallgive his mother free use of and privilege of the small garden - Likewise to furnish her with as many Irish and sweet potatoes as she shall want to use, he shall treat and nurse his mother in sickness as an obligaton and dutiful child is in duty bound to do.
My wife Catherine shall have tghe privilege of my house to live in at her own choice and my son Solomon shall provide her a plenty of firewood and light wood ready cut to put on the fire - when necessary or required he shall take particular care of his mother when she should become helpless, likewise my executors shal pay her six dollars yearly.
9th -- It is my will and I do hereby declare, constitute,and appoint my son-in-law Jacob Goodman, a guardianfor my grandchild Henrietta Warner, and he shall take her part in hand as soon as possible after my decease. But if hjer father William Warner shold take her away he shall pay sixty dollars as a recompense for the trouble we had with her from her infancy, but if he continues to live with my son, Solomon, until she arrives at the age of eighteen years, then shall my executors give her a cow, bed and bedstead, a bureau of English chest, my son Solomon shall giver her a spinning wheel, saddle and bridle, six pewter plaes and a decent suti, as pots, spoons,knoves and forks, a pewter dish, and a pewter plate, he shall continue to send her to school until she can read welland write a tolerable good hand, he shall give her privilege to continue the examinatgion before the minister.
10th - It ismy will that my son Solomon take under his care and protection, John Japhta Bost, my daughter Sophia's son after my decease and it is left ot his chioceto go to a trade at the age of eighteen, such as he chooses and if so my son Solomon shall pay him forty dollars after he has his trade. But if in case the said John J Bost continues to live with him until he arrives at the age of twenty-one than he shal give him a horse worth sixty dollars with a saddle and bridle. Likewise a freedom suit of clothes besides the forty dollars
11th - It is my will that my executors shalmake sale as convenient after my decease ofall my property personal and likewise after my wife Catherines decease. And whereas I am in debt to my mother-in-law Elizabeth Leipart, now if my son, Solomon shoujld pay the interest, or any part of the principal of said debt the same shall be refunded with interest to him out of my estate, that is, if he pays it of his own money and not of the estate's money.
12th - It is my will that my son Solomon, give to his other yearlya nd every year eight bushels of corn and one hundred weight of flour the corn he is totake tothe hmill and back for her when requested.
13th - I give and bequeath unto m son Daniel Misenheimer, two dollars to be paid im by my executors after collecting the money arising from the sale, which sum together with what land I have givenhim before this is my last will and testament i consider to make him equal with one of the rest of my child..
14th It is my will that if there is any money left after the discharge of my lawful debts, it shall be equally divided among my daughters and my granddaughter Henrietta Warner
15th - AnmdI do hereby appoint and constitute Peer Leipard as my holeand sole executgor to make a good and warranted deed to y son Solomon s good and ample as if I were present that is for the land bequeathed to him by this my last will and tetament.
16th - And I do hereby consittute and apoint my son-in-law Peter Leipard and my son Solomon Misenheimer, executors of this my last will and Testament, and I o hereby annual and make void all other wills, ratifying and confirmingthis and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my ahnd and affixed my seal this 27th day of December one thosand eight hundred and twenty eight. Jno Misenheimersigned. Sale and Acknowledge in the present of us Pau Bost Jos Cauble.9 He died on 3 March 1839 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 44.10,11 He was buried at Saint Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery, Morgan, Rowan County, North Carolina.12 He was 3259F0268B752D4184679E81404D6F2A3F14.13

Family

Sally Henson b. c 1793, d. bt 1832 - 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer Family Tree.
  2. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  3. [S1153] Mocavo.com, online www.mocavo.com.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, brown (braun) and stirewelt and ungers trees north carolina.
  5. [S1555] Page Frick, online www4.ncsu.edu/~lbpage/page-frick.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hildreth Family History.
  7. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, NC Marriage Collection 1741-2004.
  9. [S1153] Mocavo.com, online www.mocavo.com, Johannes Misenheimer Fayetteville Families.
  10. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001.
  11. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Trexler Family Tree.
  12. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  13. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

George Misenheimer1

M, b. 16 November 1748, d. 10 June 1824
FatherJohann Jakob Misenheimer1 b. Aug 1718, d. 28 Apr 1801
MotherAnna Margaretha Ritter1 b. 12 Jun 1731, d. 15 Dec 1809
     George Misenheimer GEORGE was born 16 November 1748, died 10 June 1824; married SALLY (SARAH) KRIDER who was born 4 March 1757, died 16 January 1843. George was confirmed in 1767 at New Hanover Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, PA. He was an American Revolutionary soldier having served in the Mecklenburg County Militia part of the Salibury District, NC. His Revolutionary War Pay Voucher is in the State Archives in Raleigh. Also, in the State Archives is the book North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Volume VIII which states that both Peter and George received equal pay at the same time for military service. The account number for Peter was 2171 and for George 2172. My conclusion is that they were in the same military company. George and Sally are both buried at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cabarrus County, part of Mecklenburg prior to 1792.
SOURCE: CABARRUS GENEALOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL
VOL 5, NUMBER 1, March 1997, page 27 between 1748 and 1824.2 He was born on 16 November 1748 at Coldwater, Berks County, Pennsylvania; Find a Grave has George Misenheimer b 16 Nov 1748 Cabarrus County, NC -- highly unlikely
"George was born 16 Nov 1748" Cabarrus Heritage Book p 186.3,4,5 He was baptized in 1767 at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville (Douglass Township), Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.6 He was confirmed in 1767 at New Hanover Lutheran Church, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; George was confirmed in 1767 at New Hanover Lutheran Church in Philadelphia County, PA - Cabarrus Co Heritage Book p 186.7,5 Johann, Anna, George, Anna, Peter, Catherine, Elizabeth and Barbara immigrated, in 1775. Destination: an unknown place .7 George Misenheimer "George was an American Revolutionary War soldier having servedin the Mecklenburg County militia part of the Salisbury District, NC His Revolutionary War Pay Voucher is in the State Archies in Raleigh NC. Also inthe State Archives in Raleigh NC is the book North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts Vol VIII which states that both Peter and George received equal pay at the same time for military service. The account number for Peter was 2171, and for George it was 2172. My conclusion is that they were in the same militia company." Cabarrus Heritage Book p 186.5 He married Sarah Krider at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1781.1,8 Johann Jakob Misenheimer mentioned George Misenheimer in a will on 15 December 1787 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; I, the undersigned, Jacob Meisenheimer, Planter and dweller in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, who through the goodness of God have grown old feel myself ill and weak in body, but, God be thanked, wholly sound of mind. As I well know that my days on earth are soon to end but do not know how soon it will please the Master to demand me, so do I remember my mortality, and pray to God, at my death to take pity on my soul, and then when it is parted from my body to take it up graciously in his heavenly Kingdom, and my left behind family shall place my body in the earth according to Christian custom.

Regarding the few timely possessions that I, by the will of God, possess, so will that they be used peacefully and quietly by my family, so that no quarrel may arise. After payment of all just debts, my goods be divided as follows:

FIRST. My wedded wife, Margaretha, whom I tenderly love, shall after my death remain fully lord and master over all my belongings, and the full reign and house management shall be held in her hands, also that no one dare to take anything from her, except that she of her own free will, and without being forced, gives to her children. But should she marry again, so must she take nothing with her except what the law allows, her bed, spinning wheel and saddle.
SECOND. My son Abraham shall for always become possessor of my plantation but shall give my wife the fourth bushel of wheat, welch corn, and rye that he farms. So long as she lives and remains a widow shall this be given her yearly without fail. Also, my son Abraham, unhindered, the use of the wagons that I leave behind, but the half of the pay that he earns through it shall belong to my wife as long as she is a widow.
THIRD. Then, shall my son Abraham not have a full right or law made deed be made for him until after the death of my wife, if she remains a widow, but then, shall be made for him a deed by the executors of my testament, over my plantation. Abraham shall from that timeon be indebted to his brothers and sisters to pay them the sum of thirty pounds.
FOURTH My children are John, George, Jacob, Peter, Abraham, Anna Margaret, Katherine, Maria, Elizabeth and Barbara. These ten children which I recognize all as my children and tenderly love shall after the death of their mother, my goods in equal parts divide between themselves. If they can divide the things peacefully without vendue, so will this be the best for them. But if they cannot become one over some, so may they order an auction, and then between themselves, divide the whole in equal parts. But shall them the big saw not be sold but belong to my children all together.

I recognize this alone for my last will and testament which after my death shall accurately be kept and followed. Otherwise do I throw out all other wills & testaments which may be shown. To executors I make my sons John and George. To our strength have I before witnessess set my hand and seal. North Carolina, Mecklenburg County in the year of our Lord 1787 - 15th day of December. For always is the undersigned set in
/s/ Jacob Meissenheimer *****seal******
Witness /s/ Peter Quillman /s/ Isaac Blackwelder

[translated from original which was written in German]

Cabarrus County, North Carolina
December 15, 1787

PROBATED OCTOBER SESSIONS 1801 CABARRUS COUNTY

Jakob's will, dated 12-15-1787, recorded in Book 'A': page 102, was written in beautiful German script. The witnesses were closely related by ties of marriage -- Peter Quilman, Senior's son Peter, Jr., marrying Jakob's youngest daughter Barbara, and Isaac Blackwelder's younger brother, Jacob, later marrying Jakob Meisenheimer's daughter, Elizabeth. Jakob's will names his wife and all his children, and designates his sons John and George as executors. He died in 1801. Margaretha had died betwen 12-15-1787 and that date.' - 'Misenheimer' chapter, p. 99-100, photocopied by Bernard Cruse.2

Peter, John, Abraham, George and Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census. There are five Misenhimer families listed in 1790 census: John (1-1-5); Abraham (2-1-5); George (1-2-3); Peter (1-2-6); Jacob (1-3-4). Hypothetical markup of families:
Family of John Misenhimer
John 1 male over 16
John 1 male under 16
Rachel, Margereth, Nancy, Betsey, and possibly Sally 5 females

Family of Abraham Misenhimer
Abraham and father Jacob 2 males 16+
Tobias 1 male 16-
Anna wife of Jacob, Anna wife of Abraham, Christine, Margaret, Esther 5 females (don't know why I have 6 and census has five)

Family of George Misenheimer
George 1 male 16+
Jacob and George 2 males 16-
Sarah, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth 3 females (don't know why I have 4 and census has 3)

Peter Misenheimer family
Peter 1 male 16+
John and Jacob 2 males 16-
Mary, Patsy, Catherine, Barbara, maybe Leah, maybe mother in law? 6 females

Jacob Misenheimer family
Jacob 1 male 16+
George, Henry, John 3 males 16-
Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret, Rachel 4 females.9 George Misenheimer was census 1800 in September 1800 at Salisbury District, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; George Misenhammer [sic] 31101 22010 00
3 males 0 thru 9 perhaps Jonathan (months), Daniel (6), Hetter (Peter) (7)
1 male 10 thru 15 George (14)
1 male 16 thru 25 Jacob (18)
1 male 45 and over George (52)
2 females 0 thru 9 Esther (4) Catherine (9)
2 females 10 thru 15 Elizabeth (11) Sarah (12)
1 female 26 thru 44 wife Sarah?10 He died on 10 June 1824 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 75; "died 10 Jun 1824" Cabarrus Heritage book p 186.1,5 He was buried at St. John's Lutheran Church, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; "Both are buried at St John's Cemetery in Cabarrus Co NC" Cabbarus Co NC Heritage Book p 186.3,5 He was Lutheran.6

Family

Sarah Krider b. 4 Mar 1757, d. 16 Jan 1843
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer Family Tree.
  2. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001.
  3. [S275] Unknown author, Meisenheimer GEDCOM.
  4. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, George Misenheimer.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, brown (braun) and stirewelt and ungers trees north carolina.
  6. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, loose photcopied record p 109 (Cabarrus Heritage Book?).
  8. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  9. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  10. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  11. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Anderson/Riggs Family Tree.
  12. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, APILE1~1.

Sarah Krider1

F, b. 4 March 1757, d. 16 January 1843
     Sarah Krider was also known as Sarah Sally (Salmo) Krider.2 Sarah Krider was also known as Sally (Sarah) Krider.3 She was born on 4 March 1757 at Pennsylvania; "Sally (Sarah) Krider, who was born 4 mar 1757" Cabarrus Heritage Book p 186.1,4 She married George Misenheimer at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1781.1,5 As of 1781,her married name was Misenheimer.1 Rachel, Margaret, Betsy, Sally, Anna, Anna, Christina, Margaret, Easter, Sarah, Sarah, Elizabeth, Catherine, Elizabeth, Margaretha, Catherine and Margaret was probably a free white female in Peter Meisenheimer, John Misenheimer, Abraham Meisenheimer, George Misenheimer and Jacob Misenheimer's household on the 1790 Census; There are five Misenhimer families listed in 1790 census: John (1-1-5); Abraham (2-1-5); George (1-2-3); Peter (1-2-6); Jacob (1-3-4). Hypothetical markup of families:
Family of John Misenhimer
John 1 male over 16
John 1 male under 16
Rachel, Margereth, Nancy, Betsey, and possibly Sally 5 females

Family of Abraham Misenhimer
Abraham and father Jacob 2 males 16+
Tobias 1 male 16-
Anna wife of Jacob, Anna wife of Abraham, Christine, Margaret, Esther 5 females (don't know why I have 6 and census has five)

Family of George Misenheimer
George 1 male 16+
Jacob and George 2 males 16-
Sarah, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth 3 females (don't know why I have 4 and census has 3)

Peter Misenheimer family
Peter 1 male 16+
John and Jacob 2 males 16-
Mary, Patsy, Catherine, Barbara, maybe Leah, maybe mother in law? 6 females

Jacob Misenheimer family
Jacob 1 male 16+
George, Henry, John 3 males 16-
Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret, Rachel 4 females.6 Sarah Krider was census 1800 in September 1800 at Salisbury District, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; George Misenhammer [sic] 31101 22010 00
3 males 0 thru 9 perhaps Jonathan (months), Daniel (6), Hetter (Peter) (7)
1 male 10 thru 15 George (14)
1 male 16 thru 25 Jacob (18)
1 male 45 and over George (52)
2 females 0 thru 9 Esther (4) Catherine (9)
2 females 10 thru 15 Elizabeth (11) Sarah (12)
1 female 26 thru 44 wife Sarah?7 She died on 16 January 1843 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 85; "died 16 Jan 1843" Cabarrus Heritage Book p 186.1,4 She was buried at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; "Both are buried at St John's Cemetery in Cabarrus Co NC" Cabbarus Co NC Heritage Book p 186.4

Family

George Misenheimer b. 16 Nov 1748, d. 10 Jun 1824
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, loose photcopied record p 109 (Cabarrus Heritage Book?).
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, brown (braun) and stirewelt and ungers trees north carolina.
  5. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  6. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Anderson/Riggs Family Tree.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, APILE1~1.

Johann Jakob Misenheimer1

M, b. August 1718, d. 28 April 1801
FatherJohann Jacob Meisenheimer2 b. 1679, d. 12 Feb 1733
MotherAnna Elisabetha Mog2 b. c 1685, d. 30 May 1755
     Johann Jakob Misenheimer was also known as Jacob Meisenheimer.3 Johann Jakob Misenheimer was also known as Johann Jacob Meisenheimer.4 JOHANN JACOB MEISENHEIMER moved his family from Berks County, PA, in the summer of 1775 after the first British military action of the American Revolution to a part of Mecklenburg County that is now Cabarrus County, NC. He was born in Germany and is the pioneer ancestor of the family that settled in wester North Carolina. Recently discovered Lutheran Church records from Germany reveal that there was a Johann Jacob Meisenheimer with a recorded birth of 15 August 1718 in the town of Waldalgesheim, and that he was the son of JOHANN JACOB MEISENHEIMER and ANNA ELIZABETHA MOG. This is the only lead uncovered as to the parentage of our pioneer ancestor. Waldalgesheim is in the same Pfalz-Rheinland region as the city named Meisenheim on the Glan, a tributary of the Rhine River in west Germany. The city Meisenheim is over one thousand years old, and is likely the source place name of our surname. It is common in Germany for a person [usually the aristocracy] to have a surname that began with the word "Von" which means "from". Like Johann "Von" Meisenheim and most likely it later changed to Meisenheimer, the German spelling found here. In America, the English changed it by dropping the first "E" as they could not pronounce it right–Misenheimer. It is important to keep in mind that the old world was the only Life Johann Jacob knew, and there were stories that would be told of the Roman Empire conquest. Today, if we were to visit Germany, there would be homes, churches and buildings still being used that Johann Jacob would have seen.

The exact reason for Johan Jacob Meisenheimer to come to the new world may never be known, but a number of factors, such as religious wars (i.e., various rulers forcing their religion on people) during the late 1600s and early 1700s did devastate the Pfalz-Rheinland region; the results of these wars were lack of food, death, burning, plundering, and high children mortality rates. Many parents, in the Pfalz-Rheinland region wanted their adult children to have a better life, and would help them go to the new world for that opportunity. This may have been the case of our pioneer ancestor considering that he married shortly after his arrival in America which only a free man could do. An indentured servant could not marry without the permission of the indenture holder.

Johann Jacob made his way down the Rhine River to the port city of Rotterdam to book passage for the new world. He sailed from Rotterdam to the island of Cowes off England, then across the ocean to America on the ship Lydia. In the English Captain's ship records, his age was entered as 23 years old. The ship arrived in Philadelphia, PA on September 19, 1743. It is likely that Johann had a birthday while on the voyage crossing the Atlantic since the church record gives his birth month as August, and this would account for the difference in the departure ship records logged by the English Captain at the port of Rotterdam. So Johann on this five month voyage must have turned another year older, and it is not uncommon for anyone to be off one year in age additionally, considering the German language translation to English. The next day after arrival, since Johann was a foreigner, by law he had to take the oath of allegiance to the Royal Crown of England, and was hurried to sign incompletely his signature at the court house in Philadelphia.

On November 16, 1746, Johann and ANN MARGARETHA REITER were married at Augustus Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trappe, Philadelphia County (now Montgomery County) PA and their marriage is recorded in the church's history. Officiating was Pastor Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, the founding patriarch of the American Lutheran Church.

JOHANN JACOB MEISENHEIMER,
ANNA MARGARETHA REITER MEISENHEIMER
and Other German Patriots During the American Revolution
(Part I)
Submitted by John E. Misenheimer
Charlotte N.C.
presumably in the SOURCE: CABARRUS GENEALOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL
VOL 5, NUMBER 1, March 1997, page 27 (that is source for son George.)5 He was born in August 1718 at Meisenheim am Glan, Waldalgesheim, Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.3 He was born on 15 August 1718 at Waldalgesheim, Rhein-Nahe, Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.2 He was baptized on 15 August 1718 at Waldalgesheim, Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; from the Parish Book.6 He was farmer.3 He was born on 15 August 1725 at Waldalgesheim, Rhein-Nahe, Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.4 He immigrated on 19 September 1743 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; arrived on the ship Lydia.5 He married Anna Margaretha Ritter at Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on 16 November 1746.4,7,8 Johann Jakob Misenheimer and Anna Margaretha Ritter There are also recorded there [Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, PA] the birth and baptism of their first child in 1747, and that of their youngest son, Abraham, in 1761. The interval of fourteen years contains no other record of the family, but several of their chidren were baptized at New Hanover Church. between 1747 and 1761 at Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3 Johann Jakob Misenheimer lived between 1766 and 29 March 1769 at Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; where the tax returns show him to have been a fairly affluent farmer.3 Johann, Anna, George, Anna, Peter, Catherine, Elizabeth and Barbara immigrated, in 1775. Destination: an unknown place .9 Johann Jakob Misenheimer became the godfather at Anna Margaretha Schuck's christening on 14 May 1775 at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville (Douglass Township), Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; "The proven last recorded date of this family [Anna Margaretha Misenheimer Schunck] in Pennsylvania was that of the baptism on 14 May 1775 of daughter Anna Margareth Schuck with Johann Jacob and Anna Margaretha Meisenheimer both grandparents as sponsors at New Hanover Lutheran Church in Philadelphia County, PA. This is proof of the last known date the whole Meisenheimer famiy was in Pennsylvania." p. 185 Cabarrus Heritage book.10 Johann Jakob Misenheimer lived in August 1775 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Before 8-17-1775 the family had removed to Mecklinburg County, NC and setled on Adams Creek where in October of that year he obtaned 170 acres of land from his neighbors, Michael and Catherine Klein (Cline). See Mecklenburg Deeds 7:13.3,11 He bought land he obtained 170 acres of land from his neighbors Michael and Catherine Klein (Cline). in October 1775 at Adam's Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.12 As of 24 November 1777, Johann Jakob Misenheimer was also known as Jacob Mesonhimer.13 He bought land p. 240. 24 Nov 1777. Peter Delph and wf Eve to Jacob Mesenhimer for 80.10.0 proc. 150 A on Lick Br of Buffalo Cr adj Barringer and Luke's line. on 24 November 1777 at Lick Branch of, Buffalo Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.14 In Jan 1778 he obtained 150 acres on Buffalo Creek from Eve and Peter Delph. This portion of Mecklinburg County in 1792 became Cabarrus, where the family generally lived every since. They had for close neighbors the Blackwelders with whom they freely intermarried, the Bosts and Quilmans, Houses and Barringers. in January 1778 at Buffalo Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.3 He left a will on 15 December 1787 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, NC - Will of Jacob Meissenheimer, 1801 WILL OF JACOB MEISENHEIMER [translated from original which was written in German] Cabarrus County, North Carolina December 15, 1787 I, the undersigned, Jacob Meissenheimer, Planter and dweller in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, who through the goodness of God have grown old feel myself ill and weak in body, but, God be thanked, wholly sound of mind. As I well know that my days on earth are soon to end but do not know how soon it will please the Master to demand me, so do I remember my mortality, and pray to God, at my death to take pity on my soul, and then when it is parted from my body to take it up graciously in his heavenly Kingdom, and my left behind family shall place my body in the earth according to Christian custom. Regarding the few timely possessions that I, by the will of God, possess, so will that they be used peacefully and quietly by my family, so that no quarrel may arise. After payment of all just debts, my goods be divided as follows: FIRST. My wedded wife, Margaretha, whom I tenderly love, shall after my death remain fully lord and master over all my belongings, and the full reign and house management shall be held in her hands, also that no one dare to take anything from her, except that she of her own free will, and without being forced, gives to her children. But should she marry again, so must she take nothing with her except what the law allows, her bed, spinning wheel and saddle. SECOND. My son Abraham shall for always become possessor of my plantation but shall give my wife the fourth bushel of wheat, welch corn, and rye that he farms. So long as she lives and remains a widow shall this be given her yearly without fail. Also, my son Abraham, unhindered, the use of the wagons that I leave behind, but the half of the pay that he earns through it shall belong to my wife as long as she is a widow. THIRD. Then, shall my son Abraham not have a full right or law made deed be made for him until after the death of my wife, if she remains a widow, but then, shall be made for him a deed by the executors of my testament, over my plantation. Abraham shall from that time on be indebted to his brothers and sisters to pay them the sum of thirty pounds. FOURTH My children are John, George, Jacob, Peter, Abraham, Anna, Margaret, Katherine, Maria, Elizabeth and Barbara. These ten children which I recognize all as my children and tenderly love shall after the death of their mother, my goods in equal parts divide between themselves. If they can divide the things peacefully without vendue, so will this be the best for them. But if they cannot become one over some, so may they order an auction, and then between themselves, divide the whole in equal parts. But shall them the big saw not be sold but belong to my children all together. I recognize this alone for my last Will and Testament which after my death shall accurately be kept and followed. Otherwise do I throw out all other wills & testaments which may be shown. To executors I make my sons John and George. To our strength have I before witnesses set my hand and seal. North Carolina, Mecklenburg County in the year of our Lord 1787 - 15th day of December. For always is the undersigned set in /s/ Jacob Meissenheimer *****seal****** Witness /s/ Peter Quillman /s/ Isaac Blackwelder Probated Oct 1801 ______________________________________________________________________ Copyright. All rights reserved. http://www.usgwarchives.org/copyright.htm This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by D Jakob Misenheimer - Misen59@aol.com.2
He left a will on 15 December 1787 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; I, the undersigned, Jacob Meisenheimer, Planter and dweller in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, who through the goodness of God have grown old feel myself ill and weak in body, but, God be thanked, wholly sound of mind. As I well know that my days on earth are soon to end but do not know how soon it will please the Master to demand me, so do I remember my mortality, and pray to God, at my death to take pity on my soul, and then when it is parted from my body to take it up graciously in his heavenly Kingdom, and my left behind family shall place my body in the earth according to Christian custom.

Regarding the few timely possessions that I, by the will of God, possess, so will that they be used peacefully and quietly by my family, so that no quarrel may arise. After payment of all just debts, my goods be divided as follows:

FIRST. My wedded wife, Margaretha, whom I tenderly love, shall after my death remain fully lord and master over all my belongings, and the full reign and house management shall be held in her hands, also that no one dare to take anything from her, except that she of her own free will, and without being forced, gives to her children. But should she marry again, so must she take nothing with her except what the law allows, her bed, spinning wheel and saddle.
SECOND. My son Abraham shall for always become possessor of my plantation but shall give my wife the fourth bushel of wheat, welch corn, and rye that he farms. So long as she lives and remains a widow shall this be given her yearly without fail. Also, my son Abraham, unhindered, the use of the wagons that I leave behind, but the half of the pay that he earns through it shall belong to my wife as long as she is a widow.
THIRD. Then, shall my son Abraham not have a full right or law made deed be made for him until after the death of my wife, if she remains a widow, but then, shall be made for him a deed by the executors of my testament, over my plantation. Abraham shall from that timeon be indebted to his brothers and sisters to pay them the sum of thirty pounds.
FOURTH My children are John, George, Jacob, Peter, Abraham, Anna Margaret, Katherine, Maria, Elizabeth and Barbara. These ten children which I recognize all as my children and tenderly love shall after the death of their mother, my goods in equal parts divide between themselves. If they can divide the things peacefully without vendue, so will this be the best for them. But if they cannot become one over some, so may they order an auction, and then between themselves, divide the whole in equal parts. But shall them the big saw not be sold but belong to my children all together.

I recognize this alone for my last will and testament which after my death shall accurately be kept and followed. Otherwise do I throw out all other wills & testaments which may be shown. To executors I make my sons John and George. To our strength have I before witnessess set my hand and seal. North Carolina, Mecklenburg County in the year of our Lord 1787 - 15th day of December. For always is the undersigned set in
/s/ Jacob Meissenheimer *****seal******
Witness /s/ Peter Quillman /s/ Isaac Blackwelder

[translated from original which was written in German]

Cabarrus County, North Carolina
December 15, 1787

PROBATED OCTOBER SESSIONS 1801 CABARRUS COUNTY

Jakob's will, dated 12-15-1787, recorded in Book 'A': page 102, was written in beautiful German script. The witnesses were closely related by ties of marriage -- Peter Quilman, Senior's son Peter, Jr., marrying Jakob's youngest daughter Barbara, and Isaac Blackwelder's younger brother, Jacob, later marrying Jakob Meisenheimer's daughter, Elizabeth. Jakob's will names his wife and all his children, and designates his sons John and George as executors. He died in 1801. Margaretha had died betwen 12-15-1787 and that date.' - 'Misenheimer' chapter, p. 99-100, photocopied by Bernard Cruse.5

An unknown person was probably a free white male, age 16 or over, in Peter Meisenheimer, John Misenheimer, Abraham Meisenheimer, George Misenheimer and Jacob Misenheimer's household on the 1790 Census; There are five Misenhimer families listed in 1790 census: John (1-1-5); Abraham (2-1-5); George (1-2-3); Peter (1-2-6); Jacob (1-3-4). Hypothetical markup of families:
Family of John Misenhimer
John 1 male over 16
John 1 male under 16
Rachel, Margereth, Nancy, Betsey, and possibly Sally 5 females

Family of Abraham Misenhimer
Abraham and father Jacob 2 males 16+
Tobias 1 male 16-
Anna wife of Jacob, Anna wife of Abraham, Christine, Margaret, Esther 5 females (don't know why I have 6 and census has five)

Family of George Misenheimer
George 1 male 16+
Jacob and George 2 males 16-
Sarah, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth 3 females (don't know why I have 4 and census has 3)

Peter Misenheimer family
Peter 1 male 16+
John and Jacob 2 males 16-
Mary, Patsy, Catherine, Barbara, maybe Leah, maybe mother in law? 6 females

Jacob Misenheimer family
Jacob 1 male 16+
George, Henry, John 3 males 16-
Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret, Rachel 4 females.15 Probably the other free white male of 16 years and upward, since Jacob gives his son Abraham the property; 2-1-5-0-0.16 Johann Jakob Misenheimer was They were all members of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church between Concord and Mt. Pleasant, but nearer the latter, and in its Church Books from 1797 on may be found the records of their wedlocks, births, baptisms, and in its cemetery are the gravestones of their beloved dead.3 He died on 28 April 1801 at New Hanover, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 82.4,2 He was buried at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.8 His estate was probated in October 1801 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.5

Family

Anna Margaretha Ritter b. 12 Jun 1731, d. 15 Dec 1809
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer & Smith - Newnam & Baldwin.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Wilhelm Family Tree.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer Family Tree.
  5. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fisher Family of Cabarrus County, NC.
  7. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Johann Jacob Meisenheimer, Jr.
  8. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, loose photcopied record p 109 (Cabarrus Heritage Book?).
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, brown (braun) and stirewelt and ungers trees north carolina.
  11. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001, quoting Cabarrus County Gen Soc News.
  12. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002, quoting Bernard Cruse "Misenheimer chapter.
  13. [S308] Herman W. Ferguson, Mecklenburg County Deed Abstracts Books 10-14, p. 8, citation #120, as extracted.
  14. [S308] Herman W. Ferguson, Mecklenburg County Deed Abstracts Books 10-14, p. 8, entry 121, extracting Deed Book 10, p. 240.
  15. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  16. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, NC Mecklenburg Unknown Township Image 0537 Roll M637_7 Page 161.
  17. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, loose scanned pages, perhaps fr Cabarrus County heritage book.
  18. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Wilkerson /Sansone Current Tree.
  19. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, APILE1~1.

Anna Margaretha Ritter1

F, b. 12 June 1731, d. 15 December 1809
     Anna Margaretha Ritter was also known as Margaretha Reiter.2 Anna Margaretha Ritter was also known as Anna Margaretha Reitter.1 Anna Margaretha Ritter was also known as Anna Margaretha Reiter.3 Anna Margaretha Ritter was also known as Anna Mararetha Reiter.4 Anna Margaretha Ritter was also known as Anna Margaretha Reiterin.5 JOHANN JACOB MEISENHEIMER moved his family from Berks County, PA, in the summer of 1775 after the first British military action of the American Revolution to a part of Mecklenburg County that is now Cabarrus County, NC. He was born in Germany and is the pioneer ancestor of the family that settled in wester North Carolina. Recently discovered Lutheran Church records from Germany reveal that there was a Johann Jacob Meisenheimer with a recorded birth of 15 August 1718 in the town of Waldalgesheim, and that he was the son of JOHANN JACOB MEISENHEIMER and ANNA ELIZABETHA MOG. This is the only lead uncovered as to the parentage of our pioneer ancestor. Waldalgesheim is in the same Pfalz-Rheinland region as the city named Meisenheim on the Glan, a tributary of the Rhine River in west Germany. The city Meisenheim is over one thousand years old, and is likely the source place name of our surname. It is common in Germany for a person [usually the aristocracy] to have a surname that began with the word "Von" which means "from". Like Johann "Von" Meisenheim and most likely it later changed to Meisenheimer, the German spelling found here. In America, the English changed it by dropping the first "E" as they could not pronounce it right–Misenheimer. It is important to keep in mind that the old world was the only Life Johann Jacob knew, and there were stories that would be told of the Roman Empire conquest. Today, if we were to visit Germany, there would be homes, churches and buildings still being used that Johann Jacob would have seen.

The exact reason for Johan Jacob Meisenheimer to come to the new world may never be known, but a number of factors, such as religious wars (i.e., various rulers forcing their religion on people) during the late 1600s and early 1700s did devastate the Pfalz-Rheinland region; the results of these wars were lack of food, death, burning, plundering, and high children mortality rates. Many parents, in the Pfalz-Rheinland region wanted their adult children to have a better life, and would help them go to the new world for that opportunity. This may have been the case of our pioneer ancestor considering that he married shortly after his arrival in America which only a free man could do. An indentured servant could not marry without the permission of the indenture holder.

Johann Jacob made his way down the Rhine River to the port city of Rotterdam to book passage for the new world. He sailed from Rotterdam to the island of Cowes off England, then across the ocean to America on the ship Lydia. In the English Captain's ship records, his age was entered as 23 years old. The ship arrived in Philadelphia, PA on September 19, 1743. It is likely that Johann had a birthday while on the voyage crossing the Atlantic since the church record gives his birth month as August, and this would account for the difference in the departure ship records logged by the English Captain at the port of Rotterdam. So Johann on this five month voyage must have turned another year older, and it is not uncommon for anyone to be off one year in age additionally, considering the German language translation to English. The next day after arrival, since Johann was a foreigner, by law he had to take the oath of allegiance to the Royal Crown of England, and was hurried to sign incompletely his signature at the court house in Philadelphia.

On November 16, 1746, Johann and ANN MARGARETHA REITER were married at Augustus Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trappe, Philadelphia County (now Montgomery County) PA and their marriage is recorded in the church's history. Officiating was Pastor Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, the founding patriarch of the American Lutheran Church.

JOHANN JACOB MEISENHEIMER,
ANNA MARGARETHA REITER MEISENHEIMER
and Other German Patriots During the American Revolution
(Part I)
Submitted by John E. Misenheimer
Charlotte N.C.
presumably in the SOURCE: CABARRUS GENEALOGY SOCIETY JOURNAL
VOL 5, NUMBER 1, March 1997, page 27 (that is source for son George.)6 She was born in 1728 at Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.4 She was born on 12 June 1731 at Waldalgesheim, Rhein-Nahe, Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.5 She married Johann Jakob Misenheimer at Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on 16 November 1746.4,7,3 As of 16 November 1746,her married name was Misenheimer.4,7 As of 16 November 1746,her married name was Meisenheimer.4 Anna Margaretha Ritter lived; Germany, PA, NC.8 She and Johann Jakob Misenheimer There are also recorded there [Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, PA] the birth and baptism of their first child in 1747, and that of their youngest son, Abraham, in 1761. The interval of fourteen years contains no other record of the family, but several of their chidren were baptized at New Hanover Church. between 1747 and 1761 at Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.8 Johann, Anna, George, Anna, Peter, Catherine, Elizabeth and Barbara immigrated, in 1775. Destination: an unknown place .9 Anna Margaretha Ritter became the godmother at Anna Margaretha Schuck's christening on 14 May 1775 at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville (Douglass Township), Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; "The proven last recorded date of this family [Anna Margaretha Misenheimer Schunck] in Pennsylvania was that of the baptism on 14 May 1775 of daughter Anna Margareth Schuck with Johann Jacob and Anna Margaretha Meisenheimer both grandparents as sponsors at New Hanover Lutheran Church in Philadelphia County, PA. This is proof of the last known date the whole Meisenheimer famiy was in Pennsylvania." p. 185 Cabarrus Heritage book.10 Anna Margaretha Ritter mentioned Anna Margaretha Ritter in a will on 15 December 1787 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; I, the undersigned, Jacob Meisenheimer, Planter and dweller in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, who through the goodness of God have grown old feel myself ill and weak in body, but, God be thanked, wholly sound of mind. As I well know that my days on earth are soon to end but do not know how soon it will please the Master to demand me, so do I remember my mortality, and pray to God, at my death to take pity on my soul, and then when it is parted from my body to take it up graciously in his heavenly Kingdom, and my left behind family shall place my body in the earth according to Christian custom.

Regarding the few timely possessions that I, by the will of God, possess, so will that they be used peacefully and quietly by my family, so that no quarrel may arise. After payment of all just debts, my goods be divided as follows:

FIRST. My wedded wife, Margaretha, whom I tenderly love, shall after my death remain fully lord and master over all my belongings, and the full reign and house management shall be held in her hands, also that no one dare to take anything from her, except that she of her own free will, and without being forced, gives to her children. But should she marry again, so must she take nothing with her except what the law allows, her bed, spinning wheel and saddle.
SECOND. My son Abraham shall for always become possessor of my plantation but shall give my wife the fourth bushel of wheat, welch corn, and rye that he farms. So long as she lives and remains a widow shall this be given her yearly without fail. Also, my son Abraham, unhindered, the use of the wagons that I leave behind, but the half of the pay that he earns through it shall belong to my wife as long as she is a widow.
THIRD. Then, shall my son Abraham not have a full right or law made deed be made for him until after the death of my wife, if she remains a widow, but then, shall be made for him a deed by the executors of my testament, over my plantation. Abraham shall from that timeon be indebted to his brothers and sisters to pay them the sum of thirty pounds.
FOURTH My children are John, George, Jacob, Peter, Abraham, Anna Margaret, Katherine, Maria, Elizabeth and Barbara. These ten children which I recognize all as my children and tenderly love shall after the death of their mother, my goods in equal parts divide between themselves. If they can divide the things peacefully without vendue, so will this be the best for them. But if they cannot become one over some, so may they order an auction, and then between themselves, divide the whole in equal parts. But shall them the big saw not be sold but belong to my children all together.

I recognize this alone for my last will and testament which after my death shall accurately be kept and followed. Otherwise do I throw out all other wills & testaments which may be shown. To executors I make my sons John and George. To our strength have I before witnessess set my hand and seal. North Carolina, Mecklenburg County in the year of our Lord 1787 - 15th day of December. For always is the undersigned set in
/s/ Jacob Meissenheimer *****seal******
Witness /s/ Peter Quillman /s/ Isaac Blackwelder

[translated from original which was written in German]

Cabarrus County, North Carolina
December 15, 1787

PROBATED OCTOBER SESSIONS 1801 CABARRUS COUNTY

Jakob's will, dated 12-15-1787, recorded in Book 'A': page 102, was written in beautiful German script. The witnesses were closely related by ties of marriage -- Peter Quilman, Senior's son Peter, Jr., marrying Jakob's youngest daughter Barbara, and Isaac Blackwelder's younger brother, Jacob, later marrying Jakob Meisenheimer's daughter, Elizabeth. Jakob's will names his wife and all his children, and designates his sons John and George as executors. He died in 1801. Margaretha had died betwen 12-15-1787 and that date.' - 'Misenheimer' chapter, p. 99-100, photocopied by Bernard Cruse.6

She died on 15 December 1787 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, at age 56.3 She died in 1790 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.4 Rachel, Margaret, Betsy, Sally, Anna, Anna, Christina, Margaret, Easter, Sarah, Sarah, Elizabeth, Catherine, Elizabeth, Margaretha, Catherine and Margaret was probably a free white female in Peter Meisenheimer, John Misenheimer, Abraham Meisenheimer, George Misenheimer and Jacob Misenheimer's household on the 1790 Census; There are five Misenhimer families listed in 1790 census: John (1-1-5); Abraham (2-1-5); George (1-2-3); Peter (1-2-6); Jacob (1-3-4). Hypothetical markup of families:
Family of John Misenhimer
John 1 male over 16
John 1 male under 16
Rachel, Margereth, Nancy, Betsey, and possibly Sally 5 females

Family of Abraham Misenhimer
Abraham and father Jacob 2 males 16+
Tobias 1 male 16-
Anna wife of Jacob, Anna wife of Abraham, Christine, Margaret, Esther 5 females (don't know why I have 6 and census has five)

Family of George Misenheimer
George 1 male 16+
Jacob and George 2 males 16-
Sarah, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth 3 females (don't know why I have 4 and census has 3)

Peter Misenheimer family
Peter 1 male 16+
John and Jacob 2 males 16-
Mary, Patsy, Catherine, Barbara, maybe Leah, maybe mother in law? 6 females

Jacob Misenheimer family
Jacob 1 male 16+
George, Henry, John 3 males 16-
Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret, Rachel 4 females.11 Anna Margaretha Ritter died on 15 December 1809 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 78.5 She was buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.3 She was St. John's EvLutheran Ch, Concord, NC.8

Family

Johann Jakob Misenheimer b. Aug 1718, d. 28 Apr 1801
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer & Smith - Newnam & Baldwin.
  2. [S1106] Blackwelder Martn descendants, online http://arslanmb.org/blackwelder/blackwelder.jtml, p. 1.
  3. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Misenheimer Family Tree.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Wilhelm Family Tree.
  6. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001.
  7. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Johann Jacob Meisenheimer, Jr.
  8. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, loose photcopied record p 109 (Cabarrus Heritage Book?).
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, brown (braun) and stirewelt and ungers trees north carolina.
  11. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  12. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, loose scanned pages, perhaps fr Cabarrus County heritage book.
  13. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Wilkerson /Sansone Current Tree.
  14. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, APILE1~1.

Peter Meisenheimer1

M, b. 22 May 1755, d. 20 March 1835
FatherJohann Jakob Misenheimer1 b. Aug 1718, d. 28 Apr 1801
MotherAnna Margaretha Ritter1 b. 12 Jun 1731, d. 15 Dec 1809
     Peter Meisenheimer was born on 22 May 1755 at Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 He was principal when an unknown person was a student. School: an unknown place .1 He was Lutheran Minister; farmer; soldier of Rev War.1 He was christened in 1773 at New Hanover Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 Johann, Anna, George, Anna, Peter, Catherine, Elizabeth and Barbara immigrated, in 1775. Destination: an unknown place .3 Peter Meisenheimer married Mary Magdalene Klein, daughter of Hans Michael Klein and Anna Catherine Schuffert, in 1777 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.1 Peter Meisenheimer lived; Pennsylvania, N.C. (Cabarrus County), IL.1 He "George was an American Revolutionary War soldier having servedin the Mecklenburg County militia part of the Salisbury District, NC His Revolutionary War Pay Voucher is in the State Archies in Raleigh NC. Also inthe State Archives in Raleigh NC is the book North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts Vol VIII which states that both Peter and George received equal pay at the same time for military service. The account number for Peter was 2171, and for George it was 2172. My conclusion is that they were in the same militia company." Cabarrus Heritage Book p 186.4 Johann Jakob Misenheimer mentioned Peter Meisenheimer in a will on 15 December 1787 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; I, the undersigned, Jacob Meisenheimer, Planter and dweller in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, who through the goodness of God have grown old feel myself ill and weak in body, but, God be thanked, wholly sound of mind. As I well know that my days on earth are soon to end but do not know how soon it will please the Master to demand me, so do I remember my mortality, and pray to God, at my death to take pity on my soul, and then when it is parted from my body to take it up graciously in his heavenly Kingdom, and my left behind family shall place my body in the earth according to Christian custom.

Regarding the few timely possessions that I, by the will of God, possess, so will that they be used peacefully and quietly by my family, so that no quarrel may arise. After payment of all just debts, my goods be divided as follows:

FIRST. My wedded wife, Margaretha, whom I tenderly love, shall after my death remain fully lord and master over all my belongings, and the full reign and house management shall be held in her hands, also that no one dare to take anything from her, except that she of her own free will, and without being forced, gives to her children. But should she marry again, so must she take nothing with her except what the law allows, her bed, spinning wheel and saddle.
SECOND. My son Abraham shall for always become possessor of my plantation but shall give my wife the fourth bushel of wheat, welch corn, and rye that he farms. So long as she lives and remains a widow shall this be given her yearly without fail. Also, my son Abraham, unhindered, the use of the wagons that I leave behind, but the half of the pay that he earns through it shall belong to my wife as long as she is a widow.
THIRD. Then, shall my son Abraham not have a full right or law made deed be made for him until after the death of my wife, if she remains a widow, but then, shall be made for him a deed by the executors of my testament, over my plantation. Abraham shall from that timeon be indebted to his brothers and sisters to pay them the sum of thirty pounds.
FOURTH My children are John, George, Jacob, Peter, Abraham, Anna Margaret, Katherine, Maria, Elizabeth and Barbara. These ten children which I recognize all as my children and tenderly love shall after the death of their mother, my goods in equal parts divide between themselves. If they can divide the things peacefully without vendue, so will this be the best for them. But if they cannot become one over some, so may they order an auction, and then between themselves, divide the whole in equal parts. But shall them the big saw not be sold but belong to my children all together.

I recognize this alone for my last will and testament which after my death shall accurately be kept and followed. Otherwise do I throw out all other wills & testaments which may be shown. To executors I make my sons John and George. To our strength have I before witnessess set my hand and seal. North Carolina, Mecklenburg County in the year of our Lord 1787 - 15th day of December. For always is the undersigned set in
/s/ Jacob Meissenheimer *****seal******
Witness /s/ Peter Quillman /s/ Isaac Blackwelder

[translated from original which was written in German]

Cabarrus County, North Carolina
December 15, 1787

PROBATED OCTOBER SESSIONS 1801 CABARRUS COUNTY

Jakob's will, dated 12-15-1787, recorded in Book 'A': page 102, was written in beautiful German script. The witnesses were closely related by ties of marriage -- Peter Quilman, Senior's son Peter, Jr., marrying Jakob's youngest daughter Barbara, and Isaac Blackwelder's younger brother, Jacob, later marrying Jakob Meisenheimer's daughter, Elizabeth. Jakob's will names his wife and all his children, and designates his sons John and George as executors. He died in 1801. Margaretha had died betwen 12-15-1787 and that date.' - 'Misenheimer' chapter, p. 99-100, photocopied by Bernard Cruse.5

Peter, John, Abraham, George and Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census. There are five Misenhimer families listed in 1790 census: John (1-1-5); Abraham (2-1-5); George (1-2-3); Peter (1-2-6); Jacob (1-3-4). Hypothetical markup of families:
Family of John Misenhimer
John 1 male over 16
John 1 male under 16
Rachel, Margereth, Nancy, Betsey, and possibly Sally 5 females

Family of Abraham Misenhimer
Abraham and father Jacob 2 males 16+
Tobias 1 male 16-
Anna wife of Jacob, Anna wife of Abraham, Christine, Margaret, Esther 5 females (don't know why I have 6 and census has five)

Family of George Misenheimer
George 1 male 16+
Jacob and George 2 males 16-
Sarah, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth 3 females (don't know why I have 4 and census has 3)

Peter Misenheimer family
Peter 1 male 16+
John and Jacob 2 males 16-
Mary, Patsy, Catherine, Barbara, maybe Leah, maybe mother in law? 6 females

Jacob Misenheimer family
Jacob 1 male 16+
George, Henry, John 3 males 16-
Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret, Rachel 4 females.6 Peter Meisenheimer was census 1800 in September 1800 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Peter Mirenhamer [sic] 2 1 0 0 1; 2 1 2 1 0; 00.7
Elias, Barbara, Peter and Catherine immigrated, in 1818. Destination: Illinois.3 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois. Micenhamer Peter 1 male 45+ [Peter]; 1 female 45+.8 Peter was probably a free white male, age 70 and under 80, in David Meisenheimer's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; David Meisenhiemer [sic] 1 male 0-4; 1 male 5-9; 1 male 30-39; 1 male 70-79; 1 female 0-4; 1 female 30-39
1 male 0-4 Alexander (1)
1 male 5-9 Alfred (9)
[note that Eli is not included]
1 male 30-39 David (39)
1 male 70-79 (David's father Peter)
1 female 0-4 Mary (3)
1 female 30-39 Rosanna.9 Peter Meisenheimer died on 20 March 1835 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 79.2 He was buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union County, Illinois; no marker.1 He Sources include Perrin's History and DAR Index 532408.(which lists his birth and death dates; wife's first name; and that he was a private from N. Carolina) Peter emigrated from Cabarrus County, N.C., to Union County, Ill., 1819. Military Service: Private from N.Car. during Rev. War; see Pension application 1932. 'He was a soldier of the Revolution from North Carolina. His application for Pension-- File #S - 32-408 in the Archives in Washington, C.D. shows the following facts about his service: He enlisted in 1781 in Mecklenburg County, NC and served 3 mlnths nd 10 days as a Private in Capt. John Starnes' Company under Maj. James Wyatt, and was in an engagement at Gum Swamp. The following fall or winter he served 3 months in Capt. Bott's Company, Col. Francis Lockes's NC Regiment, and on a tour in pursuit of Tories in Capt Starnes' Co., Col. Barrrie's NC Regiment. Certificate #13,407 was issued 7-18-1833 at the rate of $2.11 per annum. He had removed to Union County Il and was living there on 10-16-1832 when he applied for his Pension. His application states that he was a minister. Peter Misenheimer had mar. in NC probably Cabarrus County, Magdalenea ? said by some to have been a Cline. When they came to Union County, IL, they settled about 4 miles south of Jonesboro in what later came to be called Misenheimer Precinct. All of Peter's children came to Illinois with him, but Mathias stopped off in what was then Wayne County but now Clay. Mathias was his youngest son, and was listed in the 1820 State and Federal Censuses. Peter's older sons John, Jacob, and David, went with him to Union County and were there for both the State and Federal 1820 Censuses. Peter's nephew, Moses, son of his brother Abraham, also came to Union County with him, and is likewise in both the Censuses. Peter's daughter, Elizabeth, had married in Cabarrus County N.C. Melcher Folgleman, Jr., but when the entire family arrived in IL, instead of remaining near her brother Mathias, or continuing on to Union County with her parents and brothers and sisters, the Foglemans went on to Montgomery County where Melcher's sister, Mary (Fogleman) Misenheimer and her cousins Henry and John Misenheimer chose to settle' -- Meisenheimer Chapter in photocopy sent by Bernard Cruse, p. 103 Much abridged but similar material in Perrin's History, p. 187 (under Alfred Meisenheimer). 1773, New Hanover Ch, PA, conf 'aged 18 years.1' He was Lutheran.1

Family

Mary Magdalene Klein b. 24 Sep 1761, d. bt 1821 - 1830
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Bebout, Gardner, Miles, Steward, Sliman.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, loose photcopied record p 109 (Cabarrus Heritage Book?).
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, brown (braun) and stirewelt and ungers trees north carolina.
  5. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001.
  6. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Peter Micenhamer Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois.
  9. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Kelley/Douglas-Mattern/Hartung Tree.
  11. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fisher and Allied Families of Cabarrus Co NC.

Mary Magdalene Klein1

F, b. 24 September 1761, d. between 1821 and 1830
FatherHans Michael Klein1 b. 27 May 1725, d. Dec 1792
MotherAnna Catherine Schuffert1 b. 14 Nov 1732, d. 11 Mar 1798
     Mary Magdalene Klein was born on 24 September 1761 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.1 As of 1777,her married name was Meisenheimer.1 She married Peter Meisenheimer, son of Johann Jakob Misenheimer and Anna Margaretha Ritter, in 1777 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.1 Mary Magdalene Klein lived; NC, IL.1 Michael Klein mentioned Mary Magdalene Klein in a will on 1 December 1784 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Will Book D:126. Children were Christina, Barbet, Mary Magdalena, Anna Mary, George, Anna Elizabeth, Medlina, Samuel, John, Catharine.2 She was census 1790 on 15 August 1790; There are five Misenhimer families listed in 1790 census: John (1-1-5); Abraham (2-1-5); George (1-2-3); Peter (1-2-6); Jacob (1-3-4). Hypothetical markup of families:
Family of John Misenhimer
John 1 male over 16
John 1 male under 16
Rachel, Margereth, Nancy, Betsey, and possibly Sally 5 females

Family of Abraham Misenhimer
Abraham and father Jacob 2 males 16+
Tobias 1 male 16-
Anna wife of Jacob, Anna wife of Abraham, Christine, Margaret, Esther 5 females (don't know why I have 6 and census has five)

Family of George Misenheimer
George 1 male 16+
Jacob and George 2 males 16-
Sarah, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth 3 females (don't know why I have 4 and census has 3)

Peter Misenheimer family
Peter 1 male 16+
John and Jacob 2 males 16-
Mary, Patsy, Catherine, Barbara, maybe Leah, maybe mother in law? 6 females

Jacob Misenheimer family
Jacob 1 male 16+
George, Henry, John 3 males 16-
Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret, Rachel 4 females.3 She was census 1820 in November 1820 at Union County, Illinois; Micenhamer Peter 1 male 45+ [Peter]; 1 female 45+.4 She died between 1821 and 1830 at Union County, Illinois.1 She was buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union County, Illinois; no marker.1 She was Lutheran.1

Family

Peter Meisenheimer b. 22 May 1755, d. 20 Mar 1835
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S628] James Lance, Sep 2004.
  3. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Peter Micenhamer Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Kelley/Douglas-Mattern/Hartung Tree.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fisher and Allied Families of Cabarrus Co NC.

David Meisenheimer1

M, b. 1 March 1791, d. 29 November 1870
FatherPeter Meisenheimer1 b. 22 May 1755, d. 20 Mar 1835
MotherMary Magdalene Klein1 b. 24 Sep 1761, d. bt 1821 - 1830
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID CB6808318B190C49B97DB69F38E4816AF7DF. David Meisenheimer was born on 1 March 1791 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.1 He was principal when an unknown person was a student. School: an unknown place .1 He was farmer.1 As of 1818, David Meisenheimer was also known as David Misenheimer.2 He married Rosanna Hollocher, daughter of Christian Horlocker and Barbara Melchor, on 21 April 1818 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.1 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois.3 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois. David Meisenhiemer [sic] 1 male 0-4; 1 male 5-9; 1 male 30-39; 1 male 70-79; 1 female 0-4; 1 female 30-39
1 male 0-4 Alexander (1)
1 male 5-9 Alfred (9)
[note that Eli is not included]
1 male 30-39 David (39)
1 male 70-79 (David's father Peter)
1 female 0-4 Mary (3)
1 female 30-39 Rosanna.4 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois. DAvid Misenheimer 1 male 5-9 (Eli); 1 male 10-14 (Alexander); 1 male 15-19 (Alfred); 2 females 5-9 (Lucinda; Anna); 1 female 10-14 (Mary) ; 1 female 30-39; 1 female 40-49 (Rosanna); J J Meisenheimer neighbor.5 He lived; NC, IL.1 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at West part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois. 574 574 David Meisenhimer 58 male farmer 525 NC (cannot read write may or may not be checked; may be smudge); Rosina 57 female NC cannot read write; Anna 19 female IL attending school; Eli 18 male farmer IL attending school; Lucinda 15 female IL attending school; Jacob Light 23 yo neighbor.6 David was listed as a neighbor of Alfred Nelson Misenheimer on the 1850 Census at West part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois. 573 573 Alfred Meisenheimer 28 male farmer $100 IL
Elizabeth 25 female IL
Mary 6 female IL
Jackson 1 male IL
Washington Smith 13 male MO
neighbor David Meisenheimer 58 yo.7 David Meisenheimer research possibilities are Lentz Descendants has Lucinda the daughter of John and Sarah Meisenheimer. I (Gary Rolph Nov 04) have her the daughter of Peter and Mary. David Meisenheimer died on 29 November 1870 at Union County, Illinois, at age 79.8 He died on 20 March 1871 at Union County, Illinois, at age 80.1 He was CB6808318B190C49B97DB69F38E4816AF7DF.9 He was 23CA74A05C848540A48FF230FD029EC8608F.9 He was Lutheran.1

Family

Rosanna Hollocher b. 5 Jun 1792, d. 23 Oct 1867
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000
    about David Misenheimer.
  3. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  5. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census
    about David Misenheimer
    Name:
    David Misenheimer

    County:
    Union

    State:
    Illinois

    Number of persons in household:

    Ages of persons in household:

    Occupation information :
    
    View image.

  6. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: David Meisenhimer Age: 58 Estimated birth year: abt 1792 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois Page: 185 Roll: M432_130.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census Record for Jackson Meisenheimer.
  8. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Bebout, Gardner, Miles, Steward, Sliman.
  9. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Rosanna Hollocher1

F, b. 5 June 1792, d. 23 October 1867
FatherChristian Horlocker2 b. 1774, d. 1845
MotherBarbara Melchor2 b. 1770, d. 1826
     Rosanna Hollocher was also known as Rosanna Herlocher.3 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID C5CE7508B186484CACB646311E78619D48EC. She was born on 5 June 1792 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.1 Rosanna Hollocher was also known as Roseanna Herlocker.4 Rosanna Hollocher was also known as Sarah ?5 Rosanna was probably a free white female, under age 10, in Christian Horlocker's household on the 1800 Census at Salisbury, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Christian Hurloher Jr 2 males 0-9; 1 male 26-44; 2 females 0-9; 1 female 26-44.6 Rosanna was probably a free white female, age 16 and under 26, in Christian Horlocker's household on the 1810 Census at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Christian Horlocker 2 free white males 10-15, 1 free white male 26-44, 4 free white females 0-9, 1 free white female 10-15, 1 free white female 16-25, 1 free white female 26-44. If the others are all 'his and her' children, then the eldest child is prob about 18-20. This would mean that the wife was 'about 40' and the husband perhaps 40-44. -- Gary Rolph Jan 07.7 As of 1818, Rosanna Hollocher was also known as Rosa Hollocker.8 As of 21 April 1818,her married name was Meisenheimer.1 She married David Meisenheimer, son of Peter Meisenheimer and Mary Magdalene Klein, on 21 April 1818 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.1 Rosanna Hollocher lived; NC, IL.1 Rosanna was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in David Meisenheimer's household, on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois.9 Rosanna Hollocher was census 1820 in November 1820 at Union County, Illinois; Micenhamar [sic] David 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ; 1 male 0-9; 1 male 26-44; 1 female 26-44; 1 agriculture.10 Rosanna was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in David Meisenheimer's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; David Meisenhiemer [sic] 1 male 0-4; 1 male 5-9; 1 male 30-39; 1 male 70-79; 1 female 0-4; 1 female 30-39
1 male 0-4 Alexander (1)
1 male 5-9 Alfred (9)
[note that Eli is not included]
1 male 30-39 David (39)
1 male 70-79 (David's father Peter)
1 female 0-4 Mary (3)
1 female 30-39 Rosanna.11 Rosanna was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in David Meisenheimer's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; DAvid Misenheimer 1 male 5-9 (Eli); 1 male 10-14 (Alexander); 1 male 15-19 (Alfred); 2 females 5-9 (Lucinda; Anna); 1 female 10-14 (Mary) ; 1 female 30-39; 1 female 40-49 (Rosanna); J J Meisenheimer neighbor.12 Rosanna Hollocher was census 1850 - free on 1 October 1850 at West part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois; 574 574 David Meisenhimer 58 male farmer 525 NC (cannot read write may or may not be checked; may be smudge); Rosina 57 female NC cannot read write; Anna 19 female IL attending school; Eli 18 male farmer IL attending school; Lucinda 15 female IL attending school; Jacob Light 23 yo neighbor.13 She died on 23 October 1867 at Union County, Illinois, at age 75.1 She was C5CE7508B186484CACB646311E78619D48EC.5 She was 03FE4829A0A2154A857C744CE87F891DE105.5

Family

David Meisenheimer b. 1 Mar 1791, d. 29 Nov 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  3. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Bebout, Gardner, Miles, Steward, Sliman.
  4. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  6. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Hurloher, Christian Township: Salisbury County: Cabarrus State: North Carolina.
  7. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Christian Harlacker Township: Not Stated County: Cabarrus State: North Carolina.
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000
    about David Misenheimer.
  9. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  10. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Peter Micenhamer Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois.
  11. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  12. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census
    about David Misenheimer
    Name:
    David Misenheimer

    County:
    Union

    State:
    Illinois

    Number of persons in household:

    Ages of persons in household:

    Occupation information :
    
    View image.

  13. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: David Meisenhimer Age: 58 Estimated birth year: abt 1792 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois Page: 185 Roll: M432_130.

Susannah Smith1,2

F, b. 15 May 1802, d. 27 February 1845
     Susannah Smith was also known as Lizzie Rusher.3 She was born on 15 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,2 As of say 1818,her married name was Brown.1 She married Michael S Brown at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 11 July 1822.4 Susannah Smith died on 27 February 1845 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 42.1,2 She was buried at Moses Brown Family Cemetery, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 She was Michael Brown p. 152.2

Family

Michael S Brown b. 28 Dec 1797, d. 28 Nov 1849
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] Rev. Richard L Brown, Brown Michael 1921 History, p.48.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S386] Roscoe Brown Fisher, Michael Brown descendants.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriage Bonds.
  5. [S386] Roscoe Brown Fisher, Michael Brown descendants, Chart VIII Moses Brown His Children, Grandchildren, and Great-grandchildren.