Abigail Willard1

F, b. circa 1745, d. circa 1770
     Abigail Willard was born circa 1745 at Massachusetts.1 She married Paul Fletcher at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, circa 1765.1 As of circa 1765,her married name was Fletcher.1 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Abigail Willard died circa 1770 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 She Abigail Willard acc to DAR Patriot Index -- Centennial Edition sister or cousin to first wife? maybe, if named Abigail Willard; first wife was Anna Willard.1

Family

Paul Fletcher b. 11 Mar 1740, d. c 1827
Child

Citations

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

Nathaniel Greeley1,2

M, b. 28 October 1744, d. 16 December 1819
FatherSamuel Greele1 b. 10 May 1721, d. 19 Mar 1802
MotherAbigail Blodgett1 b. 18 Feb 1723/24, d. 29 Mar 1818
     Nathaniel Greeley was also known as Nathaniel Greele.3 He was born on 28 October 1744 at Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; then called Nottingham West.1,3,2 He married Lydia Cram at Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 28 May 1768.4 Nathaniel Greeley lived; NH, VT.1 Nathaniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Nathl Greeley 3 (males over 16) 6 (males under 16) 6 (females).5 He died on 16 December 1819 at Andover, Windsor County, Vermont, at age 75.4,2 He was buried at Middletown Cemetery, Andover, Windsor County, Vermont.1 He 'He signed the Association Test at Wilton, June 3, 1776. He was a farmer, and owned considerable property in Wilton. According to the deeds at Nashua, N.H., he and wife, Lydia, on Jan. 5, 1797, sold to William Mansur the farm on which he lived and he building thereon and other pieces of property. This would indicate about the date of his removal from Wilton, N.H. to Andover, Vt. He and wife are both buried in the old cemetery at Andover, Vt.' Greeley Gen. (Greeley A), from whence comes also all the information on birth & death dates and children. NH 1776 state census. Nathaniel Greele, Wilton Hillsborough County, (signer), NH State Papers, Vl XXX, p. 159 24 Feb 1745, by Rev Nathaniel Merrill NEHGR July 1937, p. 255.1,6

Family

Lydia Cram b. 28 May 1750, d. 2 Jul 1818
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 145.
  3. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 77.
  4. [S278] Michael Cram, The Cram Sourcebook, Vl II (The American Line), p 54.
  5. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Nathl Greeley
    Township: Wilton
    County: Hillsborough
    State: New Hampshire
    Year: 1790
    Roll: M637_5
    Page: 58
    Image: 0146.
  6. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 146.

Lydia Cram1

F, b. 28 May 1750, d. 2 July 1818
FatherJohn Cram1 b. 10 Apr 1717, d. bt 1765 - 1781
MotherSarah Harwood1 b. c 1720, d. bt 1765 - 1781
     Lydia Cram was born on 28 May 1750 at Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.2,3,4 She married Nathaniel Greeley at Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 28 May 1768.2 As of 28 May 1768,her married name was Greeley.1 Lydia Cram lived; NH, VT.1 She was census 1790 in August 1790 at Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; Nathl Greeley 3 (males over 16) 6 (males under 16) 6 (females.)5 She died on 2 July 1818 at Andover, Windsor County, Vermont, at age 68.2,4 She was buried at Middletown Cemetery, Andover, Windsor County, Vermont.1

Family

Nathaniel Greeley b. 28 Oct 1744, d. 16 Dec 1819
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S278] Michael Cram, The Cram Sourcebook, Vl II (The American Line), p 54.
  3. [S1162] Abiel Abbott & Sewall Putnam Livermore, NH Wilton History, p 354.
  4. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 145.
  5. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Nathl Greeley
    Township: Wilton
    County: Hillsborough
    State: New Hampshire
    Year: 1790
    Roll: M637_5
    Page: 58
    Image: 0146.

Hezekiah Hamblet1

M, b. 31 August 1720, d. between 1768 and 1788
FatherJoseph Hamblet1 b. 31 Aug 1681, d. 1734
MotherSusanna Cutler1 b. 8 Nov 1687, d. 1734
     Hezekiah Hamblet was born on 31 August 1720 at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 He married Mehitable Greeley at Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 26 April 1744.2,3 Hezekiah Hamblet Hezekiah Hamblett not in 1748 Hudson tax list. On 1749 tax list (no real estate) between Alexander Thompson and Eleazar Tyng. 1750 1 poll, 0 house, 0 oxen, 8 cows, 0 real. 1744 and 1745 votes in Nottingham Dist. mtg. 1745 rate in Nottingham. 1748/49 Hog Reeve, 1749/50 Sealer of Leather (Ibid 1750/51). 1757 Hog Reeve, 1758-59 Tithing Man; 1760 Fence Viewer. Hezekiah Hamlet is the last Hamlet entry in Woburn VR Births. 17 Feb 1745, Hudson, NH by Rev Nathaniel Merrill.1 He died between 1768 and 1788 at Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.2

Family

Mehitable Greeley b. 1 Oct 1724, d. bt 1768 - 1788
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Reuben Hamlet.
  3. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 78.

Mehitable Greeley1

F, b. 1 October 1724, d. between 1768 and 1788
FatherSamuel Grele1 b. 22 Dec 1695, d. 25 May 1771
MotherRachel Robinson1 b. 1697, d. 19 Sep 1758
     Mehitable Greeley was born on 1 October 1724 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.2,3,4 She married Hezekiah Hamblet at Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on 26 April 1744.2,4 As of 26 April 1744,her married name was Hamblet.1 Mehitable Greeley lived; MA, NH.1 She Early Church Records of Hudson NH, NEHGR, July, 1937, p. 262 - Marriages by Rev. Nathaniel Merrill 1744 Apr 26 Hezekiah Hamlet and Mehitobal Greele. Also in Greeley Gen p. 78.1 She died between 1768 and 1788 at Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.2

Family

Hezekiah Hamblet b. 31 Aug 1720, d. bt 1768 - 1788
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Reuben Hamlet.
  3. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 38.
  4. [S1272] George Hiram Greeley, Greely Family 1905, page 78.

Rudolph Mourer1

M, b. between 1740 and 1745, d. between 1810 and 1811
FatherJacob Maurer1 b. 1703, d. 1761
MotherSophia Elizabeth ?1 b. c 1710, d. bt 1771 - 1781
     Rudolph Mourer and Jacob Maurer Marshall Family on Ancestry.com has Jacob a brother of Rudolph and Frederick with unknown father and no other siblings listed.2 Rudolph Mourer was born between 1740 and 1745 at Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1 He was Farmer?1 He received First Holy Communion between 1747 and 1758 at New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; The first record of Rudy is on a list of children who were admitted for their first Holy Communion at the Old Gosenhoppen German Reformed Church in what is called today Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The list was compiled between 1747 and 1758.3
As of 1749/50, Rudolph Mourer was also known as Rudy Mawer 'Rudy Mawer arrived in Pa. 1749/50.' See Mowery E. He married First Wife ? at Pennsylvania in 1766.1 Rudolph Mourer Information from Konrad Dillow, in 'Notes on the Mowery Family' (mimeographed, no date) Rudolf 'Rudy' Mourer (Mowery) was b c 1750, d c 1811, m Elizabeth -----. He was thus contemporary with Michael Hartman Dillow (c 1730-c 1800), earliest known member of the Dillow NC line. between 1778 and 1810.1 Rudolph is thought to have at least one brother, Frederick. Rudy, Fred, Valentine and Jacob were mentioned in Rowan records starting in 1768. Rudolph first appeared on a land survey grant in 1778 in North Carolina, though he may have been there sooner. The 1778 tax list in Rowan County in Capt. Berger's District included Reedi Maury, probably Rudy Mourer, who payed a poll tax, Frederick Maurer, who is thought to be the brother of Rudolph, owned property and paid more than the poll tax as he was taxed 124 pounds 13 shillings 0 pence, Valentine Mowrer, Jacob Mowrer, Jacob Fisher, Michael Holshouser, Andrew Holshouser, Michael Hartman Dillow, Michael Peeler, Philip Cruse, Peter Eddleman, Jacob Clugtts, Peter Barringer and many others. It is not known where Rudy lived before coming to Rowan County, North Carolina, but in 1779, a Rudy Mourer payed taxes in Springfield Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, along with Jacob Mourer.
In 1782-83, Rudy Mourer was taxed 20 pounds for his land. He also owned horses, mules, and cattle in Capt. Grimigar's district. Strangely, no other Mowery's appear on this tax list.
On November 4, 1784, the state of North Carolina granted Rudolph 250 acres on the waters of Hampton Creek adjoining Frederick Mourer.
The same neighbors as earlier lists appear on a 1784 tax list for Capt. Grimmenger's district, in southern Rowan County taken by George Henry Berger. Listed next to Andrew Holshouser is Rudolph Munro, one white poll and 250 acres. The 250 acres was probably the same 250 acres granted Rudolph by the state of North Carolina. Also listed in 1784 is Jacob Monro, one white poll and 550 acres. Another alphabetized list shows 550 acres taxed to Fridrick Monro.
This original tax list is lost and when they were published in 1995, the compiler wrote, "It is great pity that we lack access to the original list so that the German names could be translated or presented in the German scripts". There men whose names were copied by WPA workers as Monro and Munro were probably Mowery's who lived in the district.
In 1788 the tax list for Capt. Robert Linn's district in southern Rowan County contains the names of Rudey Mouer, one white poll and 290 acres because Rudolph must have purchased another 40 acres between 1784 and 1788 and Frederick Moure, one white poll and 536 acres.
Rudolph, along with a Jacob Mourer, appears on the 1790 census in Rowan County, North Carolina living in Salisbury District.
In 1796, in Capt. John Rendleman's district, Rudolph Mourer is taxed, having two white polls and 290 acres, Frederick Mourer is taxed and Peter Mourer, thought to be Rudolph's nephew, is taxed.
In the same district in southern Rowan County in 1798 was Rudolph Mourer 290 acres and one white poll and Peter, with 536 acres and two white polls.
Rudolph is also on the 1799 census of Rowan County North Carolina.
According to the 1790 and 1800 censuses of Salisbury district, Rowan County, Rudy had 2 other sons not listed below (In 1800, one son was aged 16-26 and the other son was aged 10-16).
On January 10, 1810, Rudolph gave to his son, Henry, 164 acres on both sides of the south fork of Crane Creek next to Peter and Frederick Mowrie. That same day he gave to his son, Peter, 120 acres on the west side of the south fork of Crane Creek.
The heirs of Rudolph Mourer sold on 26 Dec 1835, 50 acres of land on Panther Creek, formerly owned by Rudolph, to Daniel Frick.
The heirs who signed or made their marks were:
Henry Mowery, Peter Mowery, Jacob Mowery, Barbary Mowery (widow of John), Barbary Lezer and Peter Cauble (husband of Fedney Mowery).
This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles.com/users/jmowery/3/data/14
SOUR @52050163@.3
Rudolph first appeared on a land survey grant in NC in 1778, though he may have been there sooner. On Nov 4, the state of NC granted Rudolph 250 acres on Hampton Creek. on 4 November 1778 at Hampton Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina.1 As of 1790, Rudolph Mourer was also known as Rudy Mourer.4 Rudy was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. Rudy Mourer|2 4 2
(also on list Frederick Mour 2 1 4 and Jacob Mour 1 - -).
Rudy Mourer has 2 males over 16. Don't know who the other male is. He has 4 males under 16 (Peter 13, Jacob 9, Henry 7, John 6). That makes sense. He has two females This would be either wife and eldest daughter or perhaps wife and Fedney (although I think Fedney might be daughter of Rudy's brother)..4 Rudolph Mourer was also known as Rudolph Mowre.3 Rudolph Mourer was also known as Rudolph Mowery.3 Rudolph Mourer was also known as Reedi Maury.3 Rudolph Mourer was also known as Rudi Munro.3 He lived; PA, NC (in NC by 1778.)1 He married Elizabeth ? at North Carolina circa 1796.3 Rudolph Mourer was census 1800 in 1800; The 1800 census shows two other sons of Rudolph, at that time aged 10-16 and 16-26.1' He died between 1810 and 1811 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 On Jan 10, 1810 Rudolph gave to his son Henry 164 acres on the south fork of Crane Creek, and on the same day 120 acres to his son Peter, on the w side of Crane Creek. on 10 January 1810 at Crane Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He made a will at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 17 February 1810.3 He was buried circa 1811 at Rowan County, North Carolina; The burial place of Rudolph is not known, but it is possible that he attended Lower Stone German Reformed Church which was in the southern part of Rowan County, not far from his home. He may be buried in that cemetery, but there is no marker there now for him.3 His estate was probated on 5 February 1811 at Rowan County, North Carolina. The heirs of Rudolph Mourer sold on 26 Dec 1835, 50 acres of land on Panther Creek, formerl y owned by Rudolph, to Daniel Frick.
The heirs who signed or made their marks were:
Henry Mowery, Peter Mowery, Jacob Mowery, Barbary Mowery (widow of John), Barbary Lezer and P eter Cauble (husband of Fedney Mowery).
on 26 December 1835 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 He was German Reformed.

Family 1

First Wife ? b. c 1750, d. bt 1793 - 1794
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth ? b. c 1760, d. bt 1812 - 1815
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S323] Bill Marshall, Dec 03, citing June Jones Stapleton-DeLong-Mowery families, private email 12/1/2002. Address e-mail address.
  3. [S385] Jeffrey M. Mowery, accessed Dec 2002.
  4. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.

First Wife ?1

F, b. circa 1750, d. between 1793 and 1794
     First Wife ? was born circa 1750 at Pennsylvania.1 She married Rudolph Mourer at Pennsylvania in 1766.1 As of 1766,her married name was Mourer.1 First was probably a free white female in Rudy Mourer's household on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Rudy Mourer|2 4 2
(also on list Frederick Mour 2 1 4 and Jacob Mour 1 - -).
Rudy Mourer has 2 males over 16. Don't know who the other male is. He has 4 males under 16 (Peter 13, Jacob 9, Henry 7, John 6). That makes sense. He has two females This would be either wife and eldest daughter or perhaps wife and Fedney (although I think Fedney might be daughter of Rudy's brother).2 First Wife ? died between 1793 and 1794 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Family

Rudolph Mourer b. bt 1740 - 1745, d. bt 1810 - 1811
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S385] Jeffrey M. Mowery, accessed Dec 2002.
  4. [S963] Past N Present, online http://pastnpresent.bravehost.com/mowery.html

Peter Freeze1

M, b. circa 1766, d. 1819
FatherJacob F Freeze1 b. 1736, d. May 1792
MotherMagdalena Stapleton1 b. s 1737, d. bt 1770 - 1800
     Peter Freeze was born circa 1766 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Penelope Bostian at North Carolina circa 1787.1 Peter was listed as Jacob F Freeze's neighbor on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Jacob Freeze 3 males over 16; 1 male under 16; 4 females; John Freeze 1 male over 16; 2 males under 16; 3 females; Peter Freeze Jr 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 2 females; Peter Freeze Sr, 2 males over 16; 4 males under 16; 5 females.2 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. There are 3 Peter Freeze families in Rowan County in 1800 -
p 344 - Peter Freeze (Short) 2 males 0-9; 1 male 26-44; 1 female 0-9; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 26-44
p. 344 -- Peter Freeze Sr. 1 male 0-9; 1 male 45+; 1 female 45+;
p. 344 -- Peter Freeze (Long) 1 male 0-9; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 26-44; 1 female 0-9; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 26-44

"This" Peter could either be "Short" or "Long" Peter..3 As of 1810, Peter Freeze was also known as Peter Frieze.4 He lived; N.C.1 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina, Peter Frieze 4 males 0-9; 3 males 10-15; 2 males 26-44; 0 males over 45; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 26-44. If this is "our" Peter then he was born c 1766...4 He died in 1819 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He Possibly the Peter Freeze, Sr. listed in 1790 NC census, p. 174 (Salisbury District, Rowan County, NC): 2 males 16 and over; 4 males under 16; 5 females. Also on that same page is 'Peter Freeze, Jr., 1 male 16 and over; 1 male under 16; 2 females.' Also a 'John Freeze. 1 male 16 and over. 2 males under 16; 3 females.' Also a 'Jacob Freeze. 3 males 16 and over; 1 male under 16; 4 females.1'

Family

Penelope Bostian b. c 1769, d. bt 1791 - 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.

Penelope Bostian1

F, b. circa 1769, d. between 1791 and 1820
FatherAndreas Bostian2 b. 1730, d. 1784
MotherMagdalena ?2 b. s 1730, d. 1784
     Penelope Bostian was born circa 1769 at North Carolina.1 She married Peter Freeze at North Carolina circa 1787.1 As of circa 1787,her married name was Freeze.1 Penelope Bostian died between 1791 and 1820 at North Carolina.1

Family

Peter Freeze b. c 1766, d. 1819
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, eabosti/ged.
  3. [S963] Past N Present, online http://pastnpresent.bravehost.com/mowery.html

Peter J Lentz1

M, b. circa 1770, d. 2 January 1815
FatherDewalt Lentz1 b. 18 Mar 1742, d. 1812
MotherElisabetha Bechtel1 b. 1742, d. 21 Sep 1799
     Peter J Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.2 He Personal History of Peter J. Lentz (D2-), the Tailor

[NOTE by JWL: This might be the same Peter LANCE shown on the 1790 Census of Rowan Co., NC, with 3 daughters. See 1790 census, written page 341.]

It is known that the 'J.' belongs in his name from deed of 20 Dec 1791, for 53 acres, Raleigh Land Grant Office, deed to D-Dewalt LENTZ, Sr.

Braddy reports his marriage to Anna Margaret GERAN (various spellings as GERON, GEREN, GAREN, GERER) who was a sister of Matthew GERAN and probably the daughter of Jacob GERAN as shown on early map of land owners in Rowan Co., NC

Peter LENTZ and wife Margaret sponsored two children at baptism at Organ Church for Matthew GERAN in 1793 and 1797. Sponsors for children are almost always related to the child as grandparents, uncles or aunts, or cousins. This supports the marriage of Anna Margaret GERAN to D2- Peter J. LENTZ.

Rowan Co. Deed Bk. 14, p. 704, 7 Oct 1796: Peter LENTZ, the yeoman, sells to Peter LENTZ, the tailor, both of Rowan, 301 acres for 180 pounds. 'It being a tract of land originally granted to Bastian LENTZ, Sr., 10 Oct 1783 and conveyed by Bastian LENTZ, Sr., to said Peter LENTZ (the yeoman) on 26 Jan 1789' in Rowan Bk. 11, p. 604, 26 Jan 1788.

Rowan Bk. 14, p. 606, 18 Oct 1796: 'Peter LENTZ, the tailor, sells his father Devalt LENTZ, both of Rowan Co., for 200 pounds, three tracts of land, one of 53 acres, a second of 70-3/4 acres, and a third for 77 acres. The last tract of 77 acres is described as 'being a part of a tract originally granted to Bastian LENTZ, Sr., and conveyed by him to his son Peter LENTZ, the yeoman, to Peter LENTZ, the tailor.'

This establishes the identity of both B2- Peter LENTZ, the yeoman, son of Bastian LENTZ, Sr., and D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, son of D- Dewalt LENTZ, Sr.

Rowan Co. Will Book G, p. 350, 2 Jan 1815, when he was age 45: The Will of D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor (extracts only):
---- He willed everything to his wife Margaret to 'use thereof and raise my children,' and the privilege to sell anything that is agreeable with the Executors of the estate.
---- He willed that his homestead plantation be divided into three parts, and any son reaching age 21 be given a section if he decides to live there. The section to be valued by men at a reasonable rate and time given the son to pay for it.
---- He willed the land bought from George Earthhardt to son John at one dollar per acre and excluded the saw mill located on the land. Any son that settled on the land adjoining the land given to John should have half interest in the saw mill. (Apparently a water-driven saw mill). John was the oldest and just married.
---- He willed that the land 'bought of J2- Benjamin LENTZ shall be rented until one of the boys settles on it.' This was purchased 12 Sep 1814, Bk. 20, p. 428, Rowan Co., adjoining Montgomery Co. (This part became Stanly Co. in 1841.) (J2- Benjamin LENTZ moved to Bedford Co., TN.) The Riles Creek farm was about 8 miles due east along the Rowan Co. line from the home of D- Dewalt LENTZ where D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, spent his boyhood. Riles Creek flows south from Rowan to Stanly Co. and is the location of this purchase made in Rowan Co.
---- He willed that the estate be settled when the youngest child reached age 21, and appointed brother D4- Dewalt LENTZ, Jr. and Paul Nussman as executors. Witness: John Miller and Francis Lingle. Paul Nussman was his step-brother by marriage to his step-sister Hannah Haltermann, daughter of the SECOND wife of D- Dewalt LENTZ, Sr. John Miller was a brother-in-law, married to D3- Elizabeth LENTZ. Francis Lingle owned 482 acres joining the farm of Bastian LENTZ, Sr., which joined the farm where D2- Peter LENTZ grew up and must have been just a friend of the family.

D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, had 6 sons and 6 daughters. He owned considerable land around and near the farms of D- Dewalt LENTZ Sr. and B- Bastian LENTZ, Sr., located on Dutch Buffalo Creek (known today as Little Buffalo Creek) which flowed south and Plum Branch which flowed north. All his land or transactions cannot be accounted for. It is necessary to follow the transactions signed, witnessed and approved by his administrators, brother D4- Dewalt LENTZ, Jr., and Paul Nussman, in order to get the total picture of his family. (SEE MAPS IN LH CHAPTER VII, pp 82-86, LAND LOCATIONS.)

D2- Peter LENTZ's six sons were:
D21- John C. LENTZ, b. 1791
D23- (John) Jacob LENTZ, b 1794
D26- Peter J. LENTZ, Jr., b. 1800
D27- Dewalt Washburn LENTZ, b. 1802
D28- Joseph LENTZ, b. 1805
D2B- Solomon LENTZ, b. 1811, the youngest child.
D2-Peter LENTZ's daughters and their husbands (D2- Peter LENTZ's sons-in-law) were:
D22- Christina, b. about 1793, m. Robert LYNN
D24- Elizabeth, b. 1796, m. John Christian BERNHARDT
D25- Catherine, b. 1797, m. John FOUST
D29- Sarah, b. 1807, m Henry KLUTTS
D20- Anna Margaret, Jr., b. 1808, m. Abner SEATS
D2A- Lydia, b. 1810, m. Samuel BEAVER

He does not mention the daughters in his will except to say that 'my children shall all draw equal shares of my estate.' It may be difficult to tell exactly how they shared the estate.

D2- Peter LENTZ died in 1815 and his youngest child D2B- Solomon was age 21 in 1833 giving the administrators a span of 18 years to work before final settlement began. Some of their activities follow:

(1) 29 Aug 1817, Bk. 25, p. 253, they sell 98 acres 58 poles of land in Rowan Co. on Riles Creek and the Montgomery Co. line. Son D21- John gets a farm and half a saw mill.

The remainder of this tract of land was sold to George HODGE of Montgomery Co., for $75, being 75 acres, on both sides of Riles Creek. (This creek often shosw on old deeds as Royals Creek. It is Riles today.

(2) 29 Aug 1817, Bk.25, p. 113, they sell to John MILLER, Jr. for $270, a tract of land on Dutch Second Creek, corners at a Hornbeam and a Persimmon at Dewalt LENTZ's corner, also cornered with the Peter LENTZ's heirs corner, containing 60 acres and another tract of 45 acres.

This is land D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, bought from John MILLER, Sr. on 8 Dec 1808, Bk. 20, p. 116.

This is through D3- Elizabeth LENTZ who married John MILLER, Sr. (not an heir). This is a return sale to former owner who is a relative. The sale witnessed by B23- Jacob LENTZ, son of D2- Peter.

(3) 19 Apr 1828, Rowan Bk. 30, p. 103. I, (D21-) John LENTZ, relinquish to Paul Nussman and (D4-) Dewalt LENTZ, (Jr.), Executors of the estate of (D2-) Peter LENTZ, Dec'd, my right to my legacy from his estate, or an amount sufficient to pay my note given to Paul Nussman and Dewalt LENTS in the amount of $123.00, with (D26-) Peter (J.) LENTZ, Junr., as security, dated 9 Feb 1822 and due 2 years after the date.
Witness: (D42-) Henry LENTZ. Signed: (D21-) John LENTS.
This shows that the Executors of the estate were trying to finance the boys in their efforts to establish homes. D21- John LENTZ was age 31 when the note was made and age 37 when he relieved his brother D26- Peter J. LENTZ, Jr., as security, transferring it to the estate. D26- Peter LENTZ, Jr., signed as security at age 22 and was relieved at age 28.

(4) 1 Apr 1825, Rowan Bk. 31, p. 613, (D21-) John (C.) LENTZ sells John Reed, Jr., both of Rowan, land on both sides of Riles Creek and on the line of Montgomery Co. (now Stanly), containing 218 acres, for $500.00.
John LENTZ declares that he has power to sell the land except one-half of the sawmill. Witness: Joel Kimball, who married D45- Sarah or Sally LENTZ, daughter of D4- Dewalt LENTZ, Jr., one of the executors of the Will.
This is part of the 313 acres D2- Peter LENTZ bought 22 Aug 1814, B. 20, p. 427, and mentioned it in the Will as to go to son D21- John LENTZ.
It appears that D21- John LENTZ moved out of Rowan Co.after this.

(5) 7 Jul 1819, Bk. 25, p. 577, George Hartline sells to (D23-) Jacob LENTS, both of Rowan, for $950, 420 acres bound by F. Fennel, J. Hartline, C Peloras, back to Hartline's corner, T. Miller, and Ferrel's line, including two tracts of land. Witness: John LINN and John MILLER. (John Miller, m. Elizabeth LENTZ, aunt of B23- Jacob LENTZ). John Linn may have been a cousin.
On 10 Jul 1819, Bk. 25, p. 629, (D23-) Jacob Lentz sells to (D4-) Dewalt Lentz, both of Rowan, for $650, 210 acres on Second Creek, this being half of the land bought 7 Jul. Witness: Paul Nussman and (D42-) Henry LENTZ. This was the part of the estate due son D23- Jacob LENTZ.
3 May 1828, Bk. 34, p. 446, (D23-) Jacob LENTZ sells Andrew Troutman, for $550.oo about 150 acres in Rowan on Dutch Second Creek. From the description of this land appears to be the remainder of the 420 acres he purchased on 7 Jul 1819. Witnesses: (D4- Dewalt LENTZ, (Jr.) and Paul Nussman (Executors of estate of D2- Peter Lentz) Signed: Jacob LENTZ.
This was the executors of the estate of D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, deceased, helping one of his sons with his property or his part of the estate.

(6) 25 Feb 1837, Bk. 33, p. 294, (D27-) Daywalt (Washburn) LENTZ sells (either widow, or D20- Anna Margaret LENTZ, Jr.) Anna Margaret LENTZ, both of Rowan, for $30.00, land on both sides of a branch of Riles Creek, 106-3/4 acres, 'It being 1/3 part of the 320 acres which Philip Miller, John Miller, and Peter Lentz (D2-) bought of the estate of Windell Miller as may appear granted to Joseph Callaway.' 'This being Lot No. 2.')
This was land bought by D2- Peter Lentz with his brother-in-law John Miller and John's brother Philip Miller (1759-1835). Apparently both D2- Peter Lentz and Philip Miller had both died before this deed was made.
This is part of the estate of D2- Peter Lentz, the tailor. It appears from this that John Miller and D3- Elizabeth Lentz Miller were living in Rowan Co. as late as 1837.

(7) 19 Aug 1833, Bk. 32, p. 16. The heirs of (D2-) Peter Lentz (the tailor), dec'd, sell to Margaret Lentz, widow of said deceased Peter Lentz, for $100.00, 205 acres, 'land in the possession of Margaret Lentz, Sr.' cornering with (D27-) Dawalt Lentz, (D26-) Peter Lentz, and with (D23-?) Jacob (or B7-) Lentz. All the children sign except (D23-) Jacob and D2B- Solomon. Solomon was listed at the beginning of the deed as an heir, but Jacob was not listed and not considered and heir, apparently having received his share of the estate and moved to IL in about 1828. Ten heirs signed and two did not sign.
The Jacob Lentz land that joins the property of widow Margaret Lentz is a puzzle. He may have movbed to IL without selling all of his land. There were 60 acres more that he bought than the amount we found him selling in our search. Or this could have been another Jacob Lentz and not D23- Jacob.
No records of land transacted were found to D28- Joseph Lentz or to D2B- Solomon Lentz. Apparently all had received a farm or somnething of value except D2B- Solomon Lentz who had just turned age 21 and he refused to sign the deed.

(8) 24 Jan 1839, Bk. 34, p 82, Solomon LENTZ (D2B-) sells to his mother (widow) Margaret LENTZ for $135.00, his interest in 205 acres in Rowan Co. on south side of Dutch Second Creek, joining John Miller, (D26-) Peter LENTZ, Henry LENTZ (believe to be D42- Henry, (D27-) Daywalt (Washburn) LENTZ,and (D23-?) Jacob LENTZ. Solomon LENTZ, 'heir at law of his mother Margaret LENTZ.' Following on the deed was an agreement that Solomon LENTZ would inherit nothing from his mother's estate, that it would go 'to her other heirs'...VIZ: to her three daughters, or to whom she sells or wills the same.
She mentions only three daughters, probably because only three remained in Rowan Co. and helped care for her in her old age. She does not show as head of a household on 1840 census and must have been with a daughter.

(9) 25 Jan 1840, Bk. 34, p 450, Margaret LENTZ sells Jacob Isenhour, for $500.00, 200 acres by calculation, land where she now lives on Dutch Second Creek, joining Joel Kimball (m. D45- Sarah LENTZ), John Miller, Sr. (m. D3-Elizabeth), the Fayetteville Road, (D26-) Peter LENTZ, Henry LENTZ (may be D42- Henry). 'The 12/13th being 184 and 8/13 acres. It being land Margaret LENTZ bought of 12 of the heirs-in-law of Peter LENTZ, dec'd (D2-), and Jacob Isenhour cannot sell this while Margaret LENTZ lives.'

(10) Anna Margaret LENTZ (Sr.) died 12 Apr 1841, b. c. 1769, age c. 72.
COMMENTS: This shows D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, owning land on Dutch Second Creek near his father's home and also on Riles (Royals) Creek about 8 or more miles to the east. This establishes his full family of 12 children instead of the 11 named in the deed when his widow bought their interest for $100. D23- Jacob had already received his.
Additional information on the Will and the work of the Executors of the estate may be found in the Rowan County Court Minutes between 1815 and 1833 or maybe later. The inventory of the estate at the beginning of the final report to the court are usually reported in these minutes, and may include other transactions that had to be approved by the court. Interested persons should check these Court Minutes in Raleigh, Dept. of Archives and History.
This is not a complete search of land records in Rowan. More details may be found there.
D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, willed that his homestead plantation be divided into three parts and his sons settle on the part. Apparently this was done with two boys owning land joining the land of the widow, Anna Margaret LENTZ. The widow must have kept one of the parts for herself, and perhaps D2B- Solomon LENTZ felt that he should receive the part where his mother lived. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 3C30ACD4749D654DA16B254B74334C112FEE. He was born circa 1770 at Pennsylvania. He was born circa 1770 at Pennsylvania.1 He was known as Peter Lentz, the tailor, and shows on land records as 'son of Lentz, the tailor.1' He married Anna Margaret Geran at Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina, on 11 May 1790.1 Peter J Lentz and Peter Lentz 11 May 1790 Rowan listed both for marriage of Peter and Anna Margaret Geran and for Peter and Philippina Milller. what source for either? Gary Rolph Oct 2006 on 11 May 1790 at Rowan County, North Carolina. Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. Peter Lence 3 males 0-9 (perhaps John 9; Jacob 6; Peter 1); 1 male 26-44 (Peter); 3 females 0-9 (perhaps Christine 7; Mary 4; Catherine 2); 1 female 26-44 (Anna Margaret)..3 Peter, Dewalt and Bastian was listed as Dewalt Lentz's neighbor on the 1800 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Davott Lence Sr. 1 male 16-25 (Dewalt? not yet married); 1 male 45+ (Dewalt?); 1 female 0-9; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 45+.3 Peter J Lentz died in 1815 at Rowan County, North Carolina. He was buried in 1815 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. He died on 2 January 1815 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He was buried in 1815 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.4 Personal History of Peter J. Lentz (D2-), the Tailor [NOTE by JWL: This might be the same Peter LANCE shown on the 1790 Census of Rowan Co., NC, with 3 daughtres. See 1790 census, written page 341.] It is known that the 'J.' belongs in his name from deed of 20 Dec 1791, for 53 acres, Raleigh Land Grant Office, deed to D-Dewalt LENTZ, Sr. Braddy reports his marriage to Anna Margaret GERAN (various spellings as GERON, GEREN, GAREN, GERER) who was a sister of Matthew GERAN and probably the daughter of Jacob GERAN as shown on early map of land owners in Rowan Co., NC Peter LENTZ and wife Margaret sponsored two children at baptism at Organ Church for Matthew GERAN in 1793 and 1797. Sponsors for children are almost always related to the child as grandparents, uncles or aunts, or cousins. This supports the marriage of Anna Margaret GERAN to D2- Peter J. LENTZ. Rowan Co. Deed Bk. 14, p. 704, 7 Oct 1796: Peter LENTZ, the yeoman, sells to Peter LENTZ, the tailor, both of Rowan, 301 acres for 180 pounds. 'It being a tract of land originally granted to Bastian LENTZ, Sr., 10 Oct 1783 and conveyed by Bastian LENTZ, Sr., to said Peter LENTZ (the yeoman) on 26 Jan 1789' in Rowan Bk. 11, p. 604, 26 Jan 1788. Rowan Bk. 14, p. 606, 18 Oct 1796: 'Peter LENTZ, the tailor, sells his father Devalt LENTZ, both of Rowan Co., for 200 pounds, three tracts of land, one of 53 acres, a second of 70-3/4 acres, and a third for 77 acres. The last tract of 77 acres is described as 'being a part of a tract originally granted to Bastian LENTZ, Sr., and conveyed by him to his son Peter LENTZ, the yeoman, to Peter LENTZ, the tailor.' This establishes the identity of both B2- Peter LENTZ, the yeoman, son of Bastian LENTZ, Sr., and D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, son of D- Dewalt LENTZ, Sr. Rowan Co. Will Book G, p. 350, 2 Jan 1815, when he was age 45: The Will of D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor (extracts only): ---- He willed everything to his wife Margaret to 'use thereof and raise my children,' and the privilege to sell anything that is agreeable with the Executors of the estate. ---- He willed that his homestead plantation be divided into three parts, and any son reaching age 21 be given a section if he decides to live there. The section to be valued by men at a reasonable rate and time given the son to pay for it. ---- He willed the land bought from George Earthhardt to son John at one dollar per acre and excluded the saw mill located on the land. Any son that settled on the land adjoining the land given to John should have half interest in the saw mill. (Apparently a water-driven saw mill). John was the oldest and just married. ---- He willed that the land 'bought of J2- Benjamin LENTZ shall be rented until one of the boys settles on it.' This was purchased 12 Sep 1814, Bk. 20, p. 428, Rowan Co., adjoining Montgomery Co. (This part became Stanly Co. in 1841.) (J2- Benjamin LENTZ moved to Bedford Co., TN.) The Riles Creek farm was about 8 miles due east along the Rowan Co. line from the home of D- Dewalt LENTZ where D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, spent his boyhood. Riles Creek flows south from Rowan to Stanly Co. and is the location of this purchase made in Rowan Co. ---- He willed that the estate be settled when the youngest child reached age 21, and appointed brother D4- Dewalt LENTZ, Jr. and Paul Nussman as executors. Witness: John Miller and Francis Lingle. Paul Nussman was his step-brother by marriage to his step-sister Hannah Haltermann, daughter of the SECOND wife of D- Dewalt LENTZ, Sr. John Miller was a brother-in-law, married to D3- Elizabeth LENTZ. Francis Lingle owned 482 acres joining the farm of Bastian LENTZ, Sr., which joined the farm where D2- Peter LENTZ grew up and must have been just a friend of the family. D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, had 6 sons and 6 daughters. He owned considerable land around and near the farms of D- Dewalt LENTZ Sr. and B- Bastian LENTZ, Sr., located on Dutch Buffalo Creek (known today as Little Buffalo Creek) which flowed south and Plum Branch which flowed north. All his land or transactions cannot be accounted for. It is necessary to follow the transactions signed, witnessed and approved by his administrators, brother D4- Dewalt LENTZ, Jr., and Paul Nussman, in order to get the total picture of his family. (SEE MAPS IN LH CHAPTER VII, pp 82-86, LAND LOCATIONS.) D2- Peter LENTZ's six sons were: D21- John C. LENTZ, b. 1791 D23- (John) Jacob LENTZ, b 1794 D26- Peter J. LENTZ, Jr., b. 1800 D27- Dewalt Washburn LENTZ, b. 1802 D28- Joseph LENTZ, b. 1805 D2B- Solomon LENTZ, b. 1811, the youngest child. D2-Peter LENTZ's daughters and their husbands (D2- Peter LENTZ's sons-in-law) were: D22- Christina, b. about 1793, m. Robert LYNN D24- Elizabeth, b. 1796, m. John Christian BERNHARDT D25- Catherine, b. 1797, m. John FOUST D29- Sarah, b. 1807, m Henry KLUTTS D20- Anna Margaret, Jr., b. 1808, m. Abner SEATS D2A- Lydia, b. 1810, m. Samuel BEAVER He does not mention the daughters in his will except to say that 'my children shall all draw equal shares of my estate.' It may be difficult to tell exactly how they shared the estate. D2- Peter LENTZ died in 1815 and his youngest child D2B- Solomon was age 21 in 1833 giving the administrators a span of 18 years to work before final settlement began. Some of their activities follow: (1) 29 Aug 1817, Bk. 25, p. 253, they sell 98 acres 58 poles of land in Rowan Co. on Riles Creek and the Montgomery Co. line. Son D21- John gets a farm and half a saw mill. The remainder of this tract of land was sold to George HODGE of Montgomery Co., for $75, being 75 acres, on both sides of Riles Creek. (This creek often shosw on old deeds as Royals Creek. It is Riles today. (2) 29 Aug 1817, Bk.25, p. 113, they sell to John MILLER, Jr. for $270, a tract of land on Dutch Second Creek, corners at a Hornbeam and a Persimmon at Dewalt LENTZ's corner, also cornered with the Peter LENTZ's heirs corner, containing 60 acres and another tract of 45 acres. This is land D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, bought from John MILLER, Sr. on 8 Dec 1808, Bk. 20, p. 116. This is through D3- Elizabeth LENTZ who married John MILLER, Sr. (not an heir). This is a return sale to former owner who is a relative. The sale witnessed by B23- Jacob LENTZ, son of D2- Peter. (3) 19 Apr 1828, Rowan Bk. 30, p. 103. I, (D21-) John LENTZ, relinquish to Paul Nussman and (D4-) Dewalt LENTZ, (Jr.), Executors of the estate of (D2-) Peter LENTZ, Dec'd, my right to my legacy from his estate, or an amount sufficient to pay my note given to Paul Nussman and Dewalt LENTS in the amount of $123.00, with (D26-) Peter (J.) LENTZ, Junr., as security, dated 9 Feb 1822 and due 2 years after the date. Witness: (D42-) Henry LENTZ. Signed: (D21-) John LENTS. This shows that the Executors of the estate were trying to finance the boys in their efforts to establish homes. D21- John LENTZ was age 31 when the note was made and age 37 when he relieved his brother D26- Peter J. LENTZ, Jr., as security, transferring it to the estate. D26- Peter LENTZ, Jr., signed as security at age 22 and was relieved at age 28. (4) 1 Apr 1825, Rowan Bk. 31, p. 613, (D21-) John (C.) LENTZ sells John Reed, Jr., both of Rowan, land on both sides of Riles Creek and on the line of Montgomery Co. (now Stanly), containing 218 acres, for $500.00. John LENTZ declares that he has power to sell the land except one-half of the sawmill. Witness: Joel Kimball, who married D45- Sarah or Sally LENTZ, daughter of D4- Dewalt LENTZ, Jr., one of the executors of the Will. This is part of the 313 acres D2- Peter LENTZ bought 22 Aug 1814, B. 20, p. 427, and mentioned it in the Will as to go to son D21- John LENTZ. It appears that D21- John LENTZ moved out of Rowan Co.after this. (5) 7 Jul 1819, Bk. 25, p. 577, George Hartline sells to (D23-) Jacob LENTS, both of Rowan, for $950, 420 acres bound by F. Fennel, J. Hartline, C Peloras, back to Hartline's corner, T. Miller, and Ferrel's line, including two tracts of land. Witness: John LINN and John MILLER. (John Miller, m. Elizabeth LENTZ, aunt of B23- Jacob LENTZ). John Linn may have been a cousin. On 10 Jul 1819, Bk. 25, p. 629, (D23-) Jacob Lentz sells to (D4-) Dewalt Lentz, both of Rowan, for $650, 210 acres on Second Creek, this being half of the land bought 7 Jul. Witness: Paul Nussman and (D42-) Henry LENTZ. This was the part of the estate due son D23- Jacob LENTZ. 3 May 1828, Bk. 34, p. 446, (D23-) Jacob LENTZ sells Andrew Troutman, for $550.oo about 150 acres in Rowan on Dutch Second Creek. From the description of this land appears to be the remainder of the 420 acres he purchased on 7 Jul 1819. Witnesses: (D4- Dewalt LENTZ, (Jr.) and Paul Nussman (Executors of estate of D2- Peter Lentz) Signed: Jacob LENTZ. This was the executors of the estate of D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, deceased, helping one of his sons with his property or his part of the estate. (6) 25 Feb 1837, Bk. 33, p. 294, (D27-) Daywalt (Washburn) LENTZ sells (either widow, or D20- Anna Margaret LENTZ, Jr.) Anna Margaret LENTZ, both of Rowan, for $30.00, land on both sides of a branch of Riles Creek, 106-3/4 acres, 'It being 1/3 part of the 320 acres which Philip Miller, John Miller, and Peter Lentz (D2-) bought of the estate of Windell Miller as may appear granted to Joseph Callaway.' 'This being Lot No. 2.') This was land bought by D2- Peter Lentz with his brother-in-law John Miller and John's brother Philip Miller (1759-1835). Apparently both D2- Peter Lentz and Philip Miller had both died before this deed was made. This is part of the estate of D2- Peter Lentz, the tailor. It appears from this that John Miller and D3- Elizabeth Lentz Miller were living in Rowan Co. as late as 1837. (7) 19 Aug 1833, Bk. 32, p. 16. The heirs of (D2-) Peter Lentz (the tailor), dec'd, sell to Margaret Lentz, widow of said deceased Peter Lentz, for $100.00, 205 acres, 'land in the possession of Margaret Lentz, Sr.' cornering with (D27-) Dawalt Lentz, (D26-) Peter Lentz, and with (D23-?) Jacob (or B7-) Lentz. All the children sign except (D23-) Jacob and D2B- Solomon. Solomon was listed at the beginning of the deed as an heir, but Jacob was not listed and not considered and heir, apparently having received his share of the estate and moved to IL in about 1828. Ten heirs signed and two did not sign. The Jacob Lentz land that joins the property of widow Margaret Lentz is a puzzle. He may have moved to IL without selling all of his land. There were 60 acres more that he bought than the amount we found him selling in our search. Or this could have been another Jacob Lentz and not D23- Jacob. No records of land transacted were found to D28- Joseph Lentz or to D2B- Solomon Lentz. Apparently all had received a farm or somnething of value except D2B- Solomon Lentz who had just turned age 21 and he refused to sign the deed. (8) 24 Jan 1839, Bk. 34, p 82, Solomon LENTZ (D2B-) sells to his mother (widow) Margaret LENTZ for $135.00, his interest in 205 acres in Rowan Co. on south side of Dutch Second Creek, joining John Miller, (D26-) Peter LENTZ, Henry LENTZ (believe to be D42- Henry, (D27-) Daywalt (Washburn) LENTZ,and (D23-?) Jacob LENTZ. Solomon LENTZ, 'heir at law of his mother Margaret LENTZ.' Following on the deed was an agreement that Solomon LENTZ would inherit nothing from his mother's estate, that it would go 'to her other heirs'...VIZ: to her three daughters, or to whom she sells or wills the same. She mentions only three daughters, probably because only three remained in Rowan Co. and helped care for her in her old age. She does not show as head of a household on 1840 census and must have been with a daughter. (9) 25 Jan 1840, Bk. 34, p 450, Margaret LENTZ sells Jacob Isenhour, for $500.00, 200 acres by calculation, land where she now lives on Dutch Second Creek, joining Joel Kimball (m. D45- Sarah LENTZ), John Miller, Sr. (m. D3-Elizabeth), the Fayetteville Road, (D26-) Peter LENTZ, Henry LENTZ (may be D42- Henry). 'The 12/13th being 184 and 8/13 acres. It being land Margaret LENTZ bought of 12 of the heirs-in-law of Peter LENTZ, dec'd (D2-), and Jacob Isenhour cannot sell this while Margaret LENTZ lives.' (10) Anna Margaret LENTZ (Sr.) died 12 Apr 1841, b. c. 1769, age c. 72. COMMENTS: This shows D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, owning land on Dutch Second Creek near his father's home and also on Riles (Royals) Creek about 8 or more miles to the east. This establishes his full family of 12 children instead of the 11 named in the deed when his widow bought their interest for $100. D23- Jacob had already received his. Additional information on the Will and the work of the Executors of the estate may be found in the Rowan County Court Minutes between 1815 and 1833 or maybe later. The inventory of the estate at the beginning of the final report to the court are usually reported in these minutes, and may include other transactions that had to be approved by the court. Interested persons should check these Court Minutes in Raleigh, Dept. of Archives and History. This is not a complete search of land records in Rowan. More details may be found there. D2- Peter LENTZ, the tailor, willed that his homestead plantation be divided into three parts and his sons settle on the part. Apparently this was done with two boys owning land joining the land of the widow, Anna Margaret LENTZ. The widow must have kept one of the parts for herself, and perhaps D2B- Solomon LENTZ felt that he should receive the part where his mother lived.4 He Bostian page, WWW -- Peter J. LENTZ , Jr. BIRTH: ABT 1770, Pennsylvania Lentz, John Paul, Lentz Heritage, Meridional Publications, NC, 1986, p.9. DEATH: 2 Jan 1815, Rowan County, North Carolina Lentz, John Paul, Lentz Heritage, Meridional Publications, NC, 1986, p.9. Linn, Jo White, Rowan County Register, Volume 8, Number 3, August 1993, p. 1840. Rowan County Wills G:350. Father: Dewalt LENTZ Mother: Elizabeth BECHTEL Family 1: Anna Margaret GERAN MARRIAGE: 11 May 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina 1.John C. LENTZ 2.Christina LENTZ 3.John Jacob LENTZ 4.Sarah Mary Elizabeth LENTZ 5.Catherine LENTZ 6.Peter J. LENTZ 7.Dewalt Washburn LENTZ 8.Joseph LENTZ 9.Sarah LENTZ 10.Anna Margaret LENTZ 11.Lydia LENTZ 12.Solomon LENTZ.1 He Person Source.2

Family

Anna Margaret Geran b. c 1770, d. 12 Apr 1841
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [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. 9.
  3. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Lence, Davott
    Township: Salisbury
    County: Rowan
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1800
    Roll: M32_33
    Page: 302
    Image: 236.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Anna Margaret Geran1

F, b. circa 1770, d. 12 April 1841
FatherJacob Garren Sr1 b. 3 Dec 1739, d. 1830
MotherMargaret Peggy Pfautz1 b. 1757, d. bt 1771 - 1800
     Anna Margaret Geran was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 49108A3E5DA55C4F818A51E58F53C5570D47. She was born circa 1770 at Pennsylvania.1 She was 12 children.1 She married Peter J Lentz at Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina, on 11 May 1790.1 As of 11 May 1790,her married name was Lentz.1 Anna was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Peter J Lentz's household on the 1800 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Peter Lence 3 males 0-9 (perhaps John 9; Jacob 6; Peter 1); 1 male 26-44 (Peter); 3 females 0-9 (perhaps Christine 7; Mary 4; Catherine 2); 1 female 26-44 (Anna Margaret).3 Anna Margaret Geran died on 12 April 1841 at North Carolina.1 She Bostian page, WWW -- Anna Margaret GERAN BIRTH: 1775 Lentz, John Paul, Lentz Heritage, Meridional Publications, NC, 1986, p.9. DEATH: 12 Apr 1841 Lentz, John Paul, Lentz Heritage, Meridional Publications, NC, 1986, p.9.1 She Person Source.2 She was 49108A3E5DA55C4F818A51E58F53C5570D47.4

Family

Peter J Lentz b. c 1770, d. 2 Jan 1815
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [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. 9.
  3. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Lence, Davott
    Township: Salisbury
    County: Rowan
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1800
    Roll: M32_33
    Page: 302
    Image: 236.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Wendle Klotz1

M, b. December 1757, d. 18 December 1800
FatherJohann Jacob Klotz Jr2 b. 13 Sep 1726, d. 28 Jun 1793
MotherAnna Sophia Fisher Weand2 b. Jun 1736, d. 10 Mar 1796
     Wendle Klotz was also known as Wendel Kluttz.3 Wendle Klotz was also known as Wendel Klotz.2 He was born in December 1757 at Berks County, Pennsylvania.2 He was baptized on 24 December 1757 at New Goshenhoppen Reformed Congregation, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania German Church Records, Volume III, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, p. 18

Church Records of the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Congregation, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, PA.

Baptisms by the Rev. George Michael Weiss, 1748-1761

[Parents / Children / Date of Baptism / Witnesses]

Jacob Klotz and Sophia / Wendel / Dec. 24 [1757] / Wendel Wigandt and his wife.4,1 He On Aug 22 1778 he helped guard the captured British soldiers under Capt George Henry Berger's company for the District of Salisbury by order of the County Court of Rowan.1 They resided at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1778. Johann Jacob Klotz iI left Pennsylvania between 1777 and 1778 with his family in sarch of more land and a new beginning. He lived in Pennsylvania for 29 years. At the age of 52 he arrived in Rowan County North Carolina. His family included his wife, three sons and one daughter that were all born in Pennsylvania
Jacob's journey brought him to eastern Rowan County, NC, where most of the settlers were of German descent and land was plentiful..5 He married Barbara ? at Rowan County, North Carolina, circa 1782.2 As of September 1790, Wendle Klotz was also known as Wendle Klotts.6 Wendle was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 2 females
directly below Jacob Klutts and before Jacob Klutts Jr;
1790 NC Census: Rowan Co. p. 341, line 14
Wendle KLOTTS
1 Free White Male, 16+, including heads of families
1 Free White Males, under 16 years
2 Free White Females, including heads of families
..6,4 Wendle was listed as Johann Jacob Kluttz III's neighbor on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Jacob Klotts Jr. 1 male over 16
just after Wendle Klotts; just before Leonard Klotts;
1790 NC Census: Rowan Co. p. 341, line 15

Jacob KLOTTS Jr.
1 Free White Male, 16+, including heads of families.7,4 Wendle, Johann and Johann was listed as Jacob Klotts's neighbor on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Jacob Klotts [sic] 1 male over 16, 0 under 16, 2 females;
next below - Wendle Klotts;
1790 NC Census: Rowan Co. p. 341, line 13 Jacob KLOTTS
1 Free White Male, 16+, including heads of families
2 Free White Females, including heads of families.7,4 Wendle Klotz was mentioned in the Land and Estate Transaction of Wendle Klotz and Johann Jacob Kluttz III on 2 November 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; On Nov 2 795 Wendle, Jacob III and Martin Kluttz divided their father' s land equally. Each brother received a deed for 243 1/2 acres and recorded it in the Rowan County Register of Deeds, Book 14, pages 277, 287, and 288.5 As of September 1800, Wendle Klotz was also known as Wendle Clutz.8 He was census 1800 in September 1800 at Rowan County, North Carolina; 01010 30110 00.8,4 Wendle Klotz was also known as Wendal Clutts.9 He lived; PA, NC.2 He died on 18 December 1800 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 His body was interred on 20 December 1800 at Rowan County, North Carolina. By Rev Carl Gottleig Storch in Rowan County NC. There is a tombstone with the letter W in the Lowerstone Reformed Ch Cem. It has no daes but it is believed to be the grave site of Wendle. It is beside his uncle, Johann Leonhard Kotz's stone.2,1 He FROM ROWAN COUNTY HERITAGE NC #574, Johann Jacob (Klotz) Klutts Baptized by Rev Weiss at New Goshenhoppon Reformed Church with Wendell Wiand and his wife as witnesses 1790 Rowan County NC census downloaded 3 May 1997 from ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/rowan/census/1790.txt 'KLOTTS, (Widow)' 1 2 1 0 0 2142 'KLOTTS, Jacob, Jur.' 1 0 0 0 0 2136 'KLOTTS, Jacob' 1 0 2 0 0 2134 'KLOTTS, Leonard' 1 0 0 0 0 2137 'KLOTTS, Wendle' 1 1 2 0 0 2135.2 He was D1E24938CB0B3A4999BFF8634D4C0CF6DBDC.9

Family

Barbara ? b. c 1760, d. bt 1803 - 1833
Children

Citations

  1. [S1243] Ralph Dean Kluttz, Klotz descendants 1990, Part 1, page 8.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, The Descendants of Johann Jacob Klotz.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree - Michael S. Caldwell's Genealogy Database as of 6 December 2004, Title: The Descendants of Johann Jacob Klotz in America 1690-1990
    Author: Ralph Dean Kluttz
    Publication: The Delmar Company, Charlotte, NC, 1990
    Note: Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 89-63867
    International Standard Book Number (I.S.B.N.) 0-9625256-1-8
    Repository:
    Note: New York Public Library Local History & Genealogy Division
    Call Number: APV (Klotz) 90-10841
    Media: Book
    Page: p. 1
    Title: Evangelische Kirche Simmozheim, Kirchenbuch
    Publication: L.D.S. Family History Center
    Repository:
    Call Number: 1528471
    Media: Microfilm
    Page: Taufen, 1631-1776, no page number.
  5. [S1243] Ralph Dean Kluttz, Klotz descendants 1990, Part 1, page 3.
  6. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Wendle Klotts Township: Not Stated County: Rowan State: North Carolina Year: 1790 Roll: M637_7 Page: 177 Image: 0524.
  7. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Jacob Klotts Township: Not Stated County: Rowan State: North Carolina Year: 1790 Roll: M637_7 Page: 177 Image: 0524.
  8. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Barbara ?1

F, b. circa 1760, d. between 1803 and 1833
     Barbara ? was born circa 1760 at Pennsylvania.1 She married Wendle Klotz at Rowan County, North Carolina, circa 1782.1 As of circa 1782,her married name was Klotz.1 As of between 1782 and 1800,her married name was Barbara Klotts.2 As of between 1782 and 1800,her married name was Barbara Klotz.1 As of between 1782 and 1800,her married name was Clutts.3 Barbara and Sophia was probably a free white female in Wendle Klotts's household on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 2 females
directly below Jacob Klutts and before Jacob Klutts Jr;
1790 NC Census: Rowan Co. p. 341, line 14
Wendle KLOTTS
1 Free White Male, 16+, including heads of families
1 Free White Males, under 16 years
2 Free White Females, including heads of families
.2,4 Barbara Klotz was census 1800 in September 1800 at Rowan County, North Carolina; 01010 30110 00.5,4 She married Peter Beaver at Rowan County, North Carolina, circa 1802.1,6 As of between 1802 and 1808,her married name was Barbara Beaver.1 Barbara ? FROM ROWAN COUNTY HERITAGE NC #574, Johann Jacob (Klotz) Klutts and from The Descendants of Johann Jacob Klotz in America 1690-1990, compiled and published by Ralph Dean Kluttz (1990), p. 13 - 'After the death of Wendle Kluttz, I believe that Barbara, widow of Wendle Kluttz, remarried Peter Beaver, b ca 1745. Acc to Pastor Storch's records, Peter Beaver's first wife died on Dec 21, 1801 Although there is no marriage bond, Peter Beaver mus have remarried because when he made his will on Dec 23, 1808, he named his wife as Barbara. Peter Beaver was also a sponsor at the baptism for Paul Kluttz, son of henry Kluttz and grandson of Wendle Kluttz. There is no other connection for Peter Beaver to the Kluttz family. between 1802 and 1808 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She died between 1803 and 1833 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She was 3C7083A8B3E5F845BBFBCBF4A9F25E001ACB.3 Apparently Peter married again after the death of Christina. Barbara is named as Peter's wife in his will and Peter mentions property that she possessed at their marriage. She may be the Barbara Beaver who communed at Organ May 24, 1824. Nothing else is know of Barbara. - Bieber family.7

Family 1

Wendle Klotz b. Dec 1757, d. 18 Dec 1800
Children

Family 2

Peter Beaver b. 1750, d. bt 1816 - 1817

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Wendle Klotts Township: Not Stated County: Rowan State: North Carolina Year: 1790 Roll: M637_7 Page: 177 Image: 0524.
  3. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, One World Tree - Michael S. Caldwell's Genealogy Database as of 6 December 2004, Title: The Descendants of Johann Jacob Klotz in America 1690-1990
    Author: Ralph Dean Kluttz
    Publication: The Delmar Company, Charlotte, NC, 1990
    Note: Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 89-63867
    International Standard Book Number (I.S.B.N.) 0-9625256-1-8
    Repository:
    Note: New York Public Library Local History & Genealogy Division
    Call Number: APV (Klotz) 90-10841
    Media: Book
    Page: p. 1
    Title: Evangelische Kirche Simmozheim, Kirchenbuch
    Publication: L.D.S. Family History Center
    Repository:
    Call Number: 1528471
    Media: Microfilm
    Page: Taufen, 1631-1776, no page number.
  5. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  6. [S1243] Ralph Dean Kluttz, Klotz descendants 1990, Part 1, page 8.
  7. [S751] John W. Bieber, 2011.

John Hess1

M, b. between 1740 and 1745, d. between 1791 and 1800
     John Hess was born between 1740 and 1745 at Germany.1 He NC 1790 Census, p. 173. Salisbury District, Rowan County. John Hess. 4 males 16 & over; 2 males under 16; 5 females. John Hess, Jr. 1 male 16 and over; 1 female.1 He married wife ? at Germany circa 1760.1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. John Hess 4 males over 16; 2 males under 16; 5 females (5 names above John Hess Junr.)2 He died between 1791 and 1800 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Family

wife ? b. c 1740, d. bt 1771 - 1810
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: John Hess
    Township: Not Stated
    County: Rowan
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1790
    Roll: M637_7
    Page: 173
    Image: 0513.
  3. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Hess, John
    Township: Salisbury
    County: Rowan
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1800
    Roll: M32_33
    Page: 307
    Image: 241
    George is a neighbor of John. No evidence yet that there is a connection.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Goodman Family Tree.

wife ?1

F, b. circa 1740, d. between 1771 and 1810
     Wife ? was born circa 1740 at Germany.1 She married John Hess at Germany circa 1760.1 As of circa 1760,her married name was Hess.1 Wife ? died between 1771 and 1810 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2

Family

John Hess b. bt 1740 - 1745, d. bt 1791 - 1800
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Goodman Family Tree.

Hans Michael Klein1

M, b. 27 May 1725, d. December 1792
FatherMoritz Klein1 b. 18 Jul 1684, d. bt 1750 - 1760
MotherAnna Catharina Marzloff1 b. c 1691, d. bt 1750 - 1790
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 6D4F68709B1F664F93EA267BFBBA1EF8ECC4. Hans Michael Klein He probably is the Michael KLEIN who is shown on the marriage record of the Christ Lutheran KB (Mertz's), Bieber Creek, Berks Co, PA, m. 17 Jun 1750 to Catharina SCHUFERT.
He might be the Johann Michael KLEIN who arrived on the ship Friendship, 1744 with the BIEBERS, S-H, I: 357; or the Hans Mickel KLEIN on the unnamed ship 20 Oct 1747 with others from Hirschland and Postorff, S-H, I:370.
Michael KLEIN died 1792 in Cabarrus Co., NC. His wife Catharina nee SCHUFERT died 11 Mar 1798 and was buried in Coldwater. They had 14 children, of whom seven were living in 1798. They also had 54 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren (in 1798). From the diary of Rev. Adam Marcard, Pastor of St. John's and Coldwater Lutheran Churches, Cabarrus Co., NC.
The will of Michael KLEIN is recorded in Mecklenburg Co., NC, Will Book D:126. Dated 1 Dec 1784. Children were: Christina, Barbel, Mary Magdalena, Anna Mary, George, Anna Elizabeth, Anna Margaret, Medlina, Samuel, John, and Catharine.
A Hans Nickel KLEIN arrived Philadelphia on the ship Judith on 3 Sep 1734. He was Marriage; Person Source.2,3 He was born circa 1716 at Upper Rhine, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.4 He was baptized on 27 May 1725 at Hirschland Lutheran Church, Hirschland, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France; To America.5 He was born on 27 May 1725 at Hirschland Lutheran Church, Hirschland, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France.1 He immigrated on 9 November 1738 to Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; on the Charming Nancy; others say he might be the Michael Klein on the 1744 Friendship sailing with the Belbers or the Hans Mickel Klein on an unnamed ship sailing 20 Oct 1747; Randy Hartsell has him sailing on the Richard and Elizabeth around 1732 (Christie's Gedcom May 24 2000, citing book, p. 298, citing Christ's Lutheran KB (Mertz'sw), Belber Creek, Berks County, PA; and the Randy Harstsell Gedcom received 11 July 1997.6 He was confirmed in 1739 at Postroff, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France.7 He immigrated between 1744 and 1747 to Pennsylvania.5; He might be the Johann Michael Klein who arrived on the ship Friendship, 1744 with the Beibers, S-H, I:357; or the Hans Mickel Klein on the unnamed ship 20 Oct 1747 with others from Hirschland and Postorff, S-H, I: 370.] As of 17 June 1750, Hans Michael Klein was also known as Michael Klein.7 He married Anna Catherine Schuffert at Christ Lutheran Church, Dryville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on 17 June 1750.8,5,9 Hans Michael Klein was also known as Michael Cline.1 Hans Michael Klein was also known as Nickel Klein.7 He lived; Mecklenburg Co, NC.1 He left 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.7 Michael was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Michael Cline 1 male over 16; 0 under 16; 5 females.10 He Michael Klein, b. in Germany, 1716, d. Cabarrus County, NC, 1792, m. 17
June 1750, Christ Lutheran Church, Dryville, Berks County, PA, Catherine
Schuffert, dau. of George Schuffert b. 1689 and his wife, Gertrude, b.
1701.
As a 22 year old man, Michael came to America on the ship Charming Nancy,
arriving at the port of Philadelphia on 9 Nov. 1738. With the other
passengers from the ship, they proceeded to the Court House, where each
of them signed the oath of allegiance to the British government. Some of
them who were unable to pay their expenses for the trip, agreed to be
"indentured" to the person who advanced the passage money for them, and
to work for a certain number of years to reimburse him. Whether Michael
had enough to pay his passage we do not know.
Michael proceeded on his way to join other German immigrants, who had
formed a German colony in several counties north of Philadelphia,
including Berks and several others. Since they spoke a different
language, the Germans segregated themselves from the English-speaking
population. The "Pennsylvania Dutch" (or German) community grew rapidly.
The marriage of Michael Klein is in the records of Christ Lutheran
Church, Dryville, Berks County, Pa. It states that on 17 June 1750
Michael Klein and Catherine Schuffert were married and "Michael is a son
of Moriz Klein." In the records of births of that church also is the
information that Michael's first daughter, Christina, was baptized 13
April 1751. Since none of his other children were baptized there, it may
be assumed that before the next child was born, Michael had decided to
leave Pa. and seek a home in other parts of the new country, finally
locating in Anson or Mecklenburg County, NC. it is not known whether he
stopped at other points on his journey, or had already chosen to settle
in North Carolina before he started on the long trip.
Catherine Schuffert, wife of Michael, came to America when about one year
old with her parents on the ship Richard and Elizabeth, which landed at
Philadelphia 28 September 1733. In the family were: George Schuffert, age
44, Gertrude 32, John 10 and Anna Catherine 1.
The diary of Rev. Adam Marcard, Lutheran pastor who served Saint John's
and Cold Water Lutheran Churches, reads as follows:
"Buried at Cold Water,12 March 1798, Catherine Klein, born Nov. 14, 1732
in the German part of Lorraine. Her father was George Schuffert. She
married Michael Klein, who died in 1792. From this marriage there were 14
children, of whom 7 are still living. Moreover there are 54 grand
children and 8 great-grand children. The deceased expired Mar. 11, 1798
from a prostration."
If the graves of Michael and Catherine were ever marked, such markers no
longer exist, but it may be stated that Cold Water Lutherian Cemetery is
their last resting place. This church and cemetery are laoated about 2
miles east of the present city of Concord, on the Gold Hill Road. The
church at first was a "union church", and was used by both Lutherans and
German Reformed congregations. The latter members about 1850 separted
from the Lutherans and built New Gilead German Reformed Church several
miles distant, on the Concord-Salisbury road.
Altho the old records of Cold Water Church were destroyed, we know that
Michael Klein and his family were members there and that pastor Samuel Suther was a close friend, since he was namedone of the executors in Michael's will.
Michael's home was located about one mile from the church on the old Gold
Hill Road and stood near a spring. Some of the stones in the foundation
were still in place near the spring around 1900. Michael's farm was left
in his will to his three sons and remained in the family for six
generations, when it was sold outside the family in the 1960's.
Neighbor's of the Michael Klein family included the pioneer Gottlieb
Schwarzwalder (Caleb Blackwelder), who settled on the Gold Hill Road at
Little Cold Water Creek, about a mile or less from Michael; also Jakob
Misenheimer, who purchased 170 acres of land from Michael and his wife
Catherine. It was located on Adams Creek and the deed in Mecklenburg
County was dated in October 1775. Jacob had settled in old Mecklenburg
County prior to 6 Feb. 1767, the date on which he purchased 288 acres on
Dutch Buffalo Creek. The Misenheimer family moved from Berks County, Pa.
One of his daughters, Maria, married Michael's son, George, while several
of his sons married Michael's daughters.
What sort of person was Michael Klein? Doubtless everyone would like to
know. But we have no picture of him and have no written description of
the man - only fragments here and there which we must try to put together
and form our own estimate of him.
He was an industrious man. Coming to America at the age of 22, with other
impoverished German immigrants, we may presume that he, too, was withoutfunds. Twelve years later (1750) he married and a few years later he leftPa., eventually reaching North Carolina prior to 25 June 1764, when he
received a grant of land for 107 acres located in Cabarrus County then
Mecklenburg County). Since Mecklenburg had been formed from Anson Countyonly two years earlier (1762) there is no doubt that earlier grants or
deeds to Michael were recorded there, but this cannot be proved since the
records were destroyed in a courthouse fire. But the will of Michael
leaves to his sons 220 acres of land ( 100 by grant and 120 by deed)
besides the 170 acres he sold in 1775 to Johann Jakob Misenheimer.
Michael and his family were included in the earliest list of members in
Cold Water Church. One of the early pastors of the church was Rev. Samuel
Suther, German Reformed preacher about six years younger than Michael.
He was named as one of the executors of Michael's will as "my beloved
friend". The preamble to this will also declares Michael's firm religious
faith in Jesus Christ as his Redeemer and Saviour. With their eleven
daughters and three sons, Michael and Catherine doubtless were an
important segment of the congregation at Cold Water Church.
Michael's will was drawn up 1 December 1784 and is recorded in
Mecklenburg County Wills Book D, page 126. The original hand written will
is preserved in the Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, but a photocopy
of it was too poor for reproduction here, due to the fact the paper had
turned brown and crumbled along the folds. Hence we are using the copy as
shown in the Mecklenburg records.
One of the witnesses to the will was Jacob Kline, most likely a brother,
who landed in Philadelphia with his father in 1749. Jacob was not listed
in the 1790 Census as a citizen of Mecklenburg County, so it is presumed
that he had died between the time he witnessed Michael's will and the
date the Census.
Michael's will names 10 children living at the time the will was written.
He also mentions a deceased daughter, Catherine, who had married (?)
Lewis. In the account of Catherine Klein's funeral it is stated that she
was the mother of fourteen children, so there were evidently three other
chrildren who had died before the will was written. We do not have their
names.
It will be noticed that the will follows the old custom of leaving the
land to the sons and household goods to the daughters. In this way the
young couples were assured of having a place to live and some of the
things to help furnish their homes when they married.

Mecklenburg County--Will Book D--page 126

I, Michael Klein, of Mecklenburg County, N.C. (planter), being mindful of
the frailty and mortality of human nature and that it is appointed for
all men once to die and considering the uncertainty of the times and
being weak in body but in perfect mind, memory and understanding, make
this my last will and testament in manner and from following, that is to
say,
First and principally I commend my soul to Almighty God who gave it to me
and my body to the earth, there to be buried according to the directions
of my executors hereinafter named, in sure and certain hope that it will
be raised up to everlasting live at the end of the world through the
merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, my Redeemer. And as touching my worldly
estate as it has disposed of as here followeth:
First: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Catherine, one--third of
all my moveable estate, her bed, her spinning wheel and a cow and a calf,
likewise her seat on my place during her widowhood.
Item: I give, bequeath and demise unto my three sons, George. Daniel and
John Cline all my land containing in all 220 acres--120 acres there is
deeded and 100 acres entered, which land is to be equally divided between
them; for them, their heirs and assigns forever. And to my son John I
give and bequeath besides, a mare and colt and the gun which I had given
him some time past, for him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my two daughters that are yet single, to
each of them a cow and calf, a bed, a spinning wheel and an iron pot when
they come of age or should be married, for them. their heirs and assigns
forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my grandson, Michael Lewis, son of my
daughter Catherine, when he is married, the sum of 15 Pounds good money,
to be paid out of my estate for him, his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: It is my will and desires that the remainder of my estate should be
equally divided to these my children here named, when they are married or
come of age, namely: George, Daniel, John, Christina, Medlina, Barbel,
Mary Magteline, Anna Elizabeth, Anna Mary, Anna Maragret, but if any of
these should die without having any heirs lawfully begot in wedlock. then
such share in the estate shall fall back to the other surviving ones to
be equally divided amongst them.
And unto this my last will and testament I ordain. constitute and appoint
my beloved friends Bostina Lentz and Samuel Suther as my lawful executors
to this my last will and testament, revoking and disannulling all other
former wills and testaments.
In witness whereof I have these present witnesses hereunto set my own
hand and seal this first day of December, Anno Dom. 1784.
Signed, sealed, proclaimed and acknowledged as my last will and testament
before the present witnesses.

MICHAEL KLINE (Seal)

Witnesses:
Dewald Lentz
George W. Grigam
Jacob Kline

The above is from the book "Descendants of Michael Klein" by A. Campbell
Cline


Father: Moritz Klein b: ABT. 1681 in Steinsel, Germany
Mother: Anna Catharina Marzloff b: ABT. 1685 in Postorf, Alsace

Marriage 1 Catherine Schuffert b: 14 NOV 1732
Married: 17 JUN 1750 in Dryville, Berks Co., PA
Children
Christiana Klein b: 13 APR 1751 in Dryville, Berks Co., PA
Mary Magdalene Klein b: 1759 in Cabarrus Co., NC
Anna Margaret Klein b: 10 JUL 1761 in Trappe , Pennsylvania
George Klein b: 1763
Daniel Klein b: 1774
John Cline b: 1776
-------------------------------------------------

ID: I089034
Name: Hans Michael Klein
Sex: M
Birth: 1716 in Upper Rhine, Germany
Death: 1792
Burial: Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC
CEME: Cold Water Church
Christening: 27 MAY 1725 Bieber Creek, Berks, Pennsylvania.6


He Person Source.11 He was 6D4F68709B1F664F93EA267BFBBA1EF8ECC4.12 He died in December 1792 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 67.13

Family

Anna Catherine Schuffert b. 14 Nov 1732, d. 11 Mar 1798
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1325] Unknown author, Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America (Picton Press, PO Box 1111, Camden Maine 04843-1111; published in 1992), pp. 298, 299.
  3. [S1321] Unknown author, Dr Gerhard Hein, Dr. Hein is a German professor/chemical engineer with the Bayer Co., who, in doing the ahnentafel of his own family, also collected virtually all the entries in all the Lutheran, Catholic, and Reformed churchbooks in Northern Alsace and a portion of Lorraine. He published this in a book which is also available in LDS Family History Centers on microfilm No. 1761447 and is also produced two CD's with the same content. I purchased the CD's. (Johann Heinrich, Schillerstrasse 12, 46047 Oberhausen, tel +49 208 863496, fax + 49 208 863431, email e-mail address, ISBN 3-00-006742-6.).
  4. [S311] Mildred Walsh, Aug 25, 2001, citing book that cites Hirschland Lutheran KB.
  5. [S628] James Lance, Sep 2004, citing Dr. Gerhard Hein Familianbuchen (2 CD's of church records in Alsace),, Hirschland Section pp. 196.
  6. [S310] Craig Smith, accessed March, 2002.
  7. [S628] James Lance, Sep 2004.
  8. [S311] Mildred Walsh, Aug 25, 2001, cites book p. 298 that cites Christ Lutheran KB (Mertz's), Bieber Creek, Berks County, PA.
  9. [S849] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Emigrants from Alsace.
  10. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Michael Cline
    Township: Not Stated
    County: Mecklenburg
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1790
    Roll: M637_7
    Page: 161
    Image: 0538.
  11. [S849] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Emigrants from Alsace, pp. 298, 299.
  12. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  13. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fisher Family of Cabarrus County, NC.
  14. [S767] Descendants of Hans Casper Kolb, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/o/b/e/…
  15. [S311] Mildred Walsh, Aug 25, 2001.
  16. [S313] John S II Yoder, updated March 12 2002.

Anna Catherine Schuffert1

F, b. 14 November 1732, d. 11 March 1798
FatherJohan Jerg Schuffert1 b. 18 Oct 1691, d. Sep 1762
MotherGertrout Hubener1 b. 1 Mar 1699, d. 4 Apr 1766
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID A9CD640A53C5B540AF3043EEBF7296D69E8E. Anna Catherine Schuffert was born on 14 November 1732 at Germany; or German part of Lorraine.2 Anna Catherine Schuffert was also known as Anna Catherine Shuford.3 Anna Catherine Schuffert was also known as Catharina Schufert.4 She was a witness Johan Jerg Schuffert brought his family from Germany to America on the Brigantine "Richard and Elizabeth", landing in Philadelphia on 28 Sept. 1733 (by the old calendar). He subsequently settled in Berks County, PA where he and his family lived until approximately 1755 when they moved to Western North Carolina. His son, Johannes Schuffert (John Shuford) became the father of the Shuford family in North Carolina. Two married daughters were left behind in Pa when the family moved to NC: Elizabeth and Maria. with Johan Jerg Schuffert and Gertrout Hubener between 1733 and 1762.5 She married Michael Cline at Christ Lutheran Church, Dryville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on 17 June 1750.6,7,8 As of 17 June 1750,her married name was Klein.1 Anna Catherine Schuffert was census 1790 in July 1790 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Michael Cline 1 male over 16; 0 under 16; 5 females.9 She died on 11 March 1798 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 65; buried at Coldwater.3,10,11,2 She was buried at Coldwater, Rowan County, North Carolina.12,4 She was A9CD640A53C5B540AF3043EEBF7296D69E8E.4 She died on 11 May 1798 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, at age 65.1

Family

Hans Michael Klein b. 27 May 1725, d. Dec 1792
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fisher Family of Cabarrus County, NC.
  3. [S313] John S II Yoder, updated March 12 2002.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  5. [S606] David W. Shuford, 1998; downloaded July 2004.
  6. [S311] Mildred Walsh, Aug 25, 2001, cites book p. 298 that cites Christ Lutheran KB (Mertz's), Bieber Creek, Berks County, PA.
  7. [S628] James Lance, Sep 2004, citing Dr. Gerhard Hein Familianbuchen (2 CD's of church records in Alsace),, Hirschland Section pp. 196.
  8. [S849] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Emigrants from Alsace.
  9. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Michael Cline
    Township: Not Stated
    County: Mecklenburg
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1790
    Roll: M637_7
    Page: 161
    Image: 0538.
  10. [S356] FamilySearch.org, july 2003, record submited after 1991 by a member of the LDS church. No additional information available.
  11. [S628] James Lance, Sep 2004.
  12. [S849] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Emigrants from Alsace, p. 298.
  13. [S767] Descendants of Hans Casper Kolb, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/o/b/e/…
  14. [S311] Mildred Walsh, Aug 25, 2001.

Benjamin Stewart1

M, b. 1695, d. 24 December 1771
FatherJames Steward2 b. c 1640, d. bt 1691 - 1693
MotherAnna Bates2 b. c 1650, d. bt 1692 - 1693
     Benjamin Stewart was also known as Benjamin Steward.2 He was born in 1695 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts; "born 1695 of Weymouth, Norfolk County, MA" Andrews desc p. 43.3 "She and Benjamin lived at Cape Ann (Gloucester) where they sold land to Caleb Poole November 1731, then they moved to Upton about 1736 and afterwards lived in New Braintree, Massachusetts" Andrews desc 2009 between 1720 and 1736 at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 He married Patience Andrews at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 6 February 1719/20.2 Benjamin Stewart died on 24 December 1771 at New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts; "Administration of Benjamin's estate was granted in New Braintree in 1772 to his son Benjamin" Andrews desc 2009.3 He In the Stewart Clan Magazine James and Anna (Bates) Stewart are given Abigail, Benjamin, Hannah, James, John, Mary and Susanna (A6, B283, F143, I189). -- email from Mary Stewart Kyritis Gilbert Nash, Hist Sketch of Town of Weymouth, says boundary with Braintree undetermined (check there?) 1680 house of James Stewart bought for use of schoolmaster. Jaznes Stuart 1676 member of militia. Any connection? Ipwich VR Marriages lists Benjamin, of Weymouth, and Patience Andrews - int 6 Feb 1719/20 (C.R. 4). Weymouth V.R. Births does not list Benjamin Stewart My guess would be that Benjamin Steward and Patience Andrews moved to Gloucester, probably to Patience Andrew's sister and brother-in-law's place (Samuel Gott and Margaret Andrews) near Pigeon Cove, Gloucester, Essex, MA. Susannah was baptized at the First Parish, and Lucy was baptized at the Third Parish, in Annisquam. Benjamin Steward probably moved 1730-1735 to Upton (perhaps formerly Hopkinton?). He might have died around 1735, because a Patience Steward married in 1736. Am Marriage Records before 1699 lists a Luke Short and Susannah Stewart m 13 Jun 1692, Weymouth, MA; Upton MA VR marriages Stewart, Benjamin, and Deborah Righdor of Holeston, int 2 Mar 1754. Any connection? Stewart Clan Magazine, B284 -- Benjamin Stewart of Upton, husbandman, sold 30 acres with house, barn and orcahrd to Solomen Andrews of Ipswich, yeoman, Apr 28, 1755; this tract was bounded on the south by 'land set off to my son Benjamin, northwest on John Wilson, and northeast by land set off to my son Joseph.' June 11, 1756 Benjamin and is wife Patience sold to their son Joseph, for love and good will, 19 acres, and 6 acres of common land, in Upton. Mar 27, 1761, Benjamin bought back from Solomon Andrews the 30 acres with house, barn, and orchards which he had sold to Andrews in 1755. Apr 24, 1761, Benjamin sold 50 acres in Upton for L50 to James Stewart. He was administrator Jan 21, 1760 on the estate of his son Joseph, late of Upton. He went to New Braintree in his latter years, perhaps after his wife's death, and there in 1772 his estate was administered by his son Benjamin. He had at leat six children, born on Cape Ann, two of whom were baptized in the Third parish church of Annisquam, in Gloucester. NEW BRAINTREE, a township in Worcester co., Massachusetts, 60 miles W. from Boston. Population, 852. -- 1852 Gazateer on 1738 Upton map, Upton, MA.2

Family

Patience Andrews b. 1696, d. c 1770
Children

Citations

  1. [S1114] Darmouth Alumni, online www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/chapman/chapman, p 28b.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S1205] Betty Andrews Storey, Andrews J desc 2009, 43 of 3037.

Patience Andrews1

F, b. 1696, d. circa 1770
FatherWilliam Andrews1 b. 1649, d. 7 Feb 1716
MotherMargaret Woodward1 b. 24 Feb 1655/56, d. bt 1724 - 1730
     Patience Andrews was born in 1696 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.2 She was baptized on 8 August 1699 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts; Ipswich VR Births has only a Patience Andrews, da Caleb and Molly, 13 Apr 1800; P.R. 27 (Bible record). Won't work. christened 8 Aug 1699, Ipswich, Essex, MA (IGI 7328228-45) with Marion and Jonathan Andrews.3 She witnessed the probate of the estate of William Andrews and Margaret Woodward between 12 March 1715/16 and 21 May 1716 at Essex County, Massachusetts; Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Vol. IV, No 2, page 78 – Ensign William Andrews of Ipswich deceased intestate, the administration granted to his widow Margaret 12 Mar 1715/16 with Seth Story and Samuel Story sureties bond five hundred pounds on file. Lists the children.
w.p. Essex County Probate Index 1638-1840, # 728.
Essex Probate Ct Records, vl. 311,p. 389 (May 21 1716) - We whose names are under written being the children of ensign William Andrews of Chebacco alias Ipswich in the County of Essex in New England decd intestate nevertheless we the children of the deceased having in our father's life time heard him speaking his mind and verbal will how he would have his estate disposed of and we being willing to conform the same and that love may continue therefore we whose names are under written have agreed as follows that
William Andrews son of the above named Ensign William Andrews deceased having delivered unto me one good yoke of oxen out of my father's cattle to be my own free from any obligation of paying anything for them and the free privilege incomes and benefit of eight apple trees standing in the field during my natural life will acquit my said father's estate from me and my heirs forever.
Nextly I John Andrews son to the deceased William Andrews am fully satisfied as to any more portion out of my father's estate provided I may peaceably possess and enjoy the thirty acres of upland which I received of my father provided it appear to be thirty acres or be made up twenty nine or thirty acres then I John Andrews will acquit the said estate which my father died freed of from me I John Andrews & my heirs forever.
Also I Ezekiel Andrews son to William Andrews deceased am fully satisfied with the parcel of land put into my possession by my father bounded as followeth on the northerly side of Thomas Burnham’s barn from thence to the Scotsman’s Tree from thence to a stake near John Andrews weare, and also a piece of marsh about two acres which my said father bought of John Downing these lands beng conformed then I Ezekiel Andrews will acquit my father William Andrews his estate that he died of every particular from me the sd Ezekiel Andrews and my heirs forever.
Morever we the sons in law who married the daughter of the sd William Andrews deceased with our wives viz? Samuel Gott & Margaret his wife Joshua Norwood and Elizabeth his wife Thomas Butler and Abigail his wife of it be made up to each daughter the wives of sd Samuel Gott Joshua Norwood and Thomas Butler and each many? wife shall acquit every part of the estate that our father Wiliam Andrews decd of from every part of ourselves and our heirs forever.
Morever Zachariah Story with Rachel my wife she being the daughter of the William Andrews decd having twenty pounds out of the estate delivered to me with what we have already had being part to acquit our father William Andrews estate of from ourselves and our heirs forever.
Morever we Meriam and Patience Andrews upon our receiving twenty pounds apiece out of the estate which our father William Andrews died of will acquit the sd estate from ourselves and our heirs forever.
Morever we the sons and daugher sons by law as well as natural sons to humbly pray and desire that our mother the widow Margaret Andrews late wife of sd William Andrews and our brothers Jonathan and Solomon Andrews sons of the decd our father William Andrews deceased should inherit possess and enjoy both them and their heirs forever according to law or they shall agree all the rest of the ? which our father Wiliam Andrews died seized of ? to be understood that Ezekiel Andrews is to be five shilling a year unt forever for his land also to pay back to the estate of the decased twelve pounds ten shillings and for confirmaton of the premises written both of the instrument we the afre sd William Andrews John Andrews and Ezekiel Andrews Samuel Gott Margaret Gott his wife Joshua Norwood & Elizabeth his wife Thomas Butler & Abigail his wife Zachariah Story and Rachel his wife, Meriam Andres and Patience Andrews have set to our honor and ? of March in the year of our Lolrd seventeen hundred and fifteen or sixteen and in the second year of the reign of our ggrate? George One.4 "She and Benjamin lived at Cape Ann (Gloucester) where they sold land to Caleb Poole November 1731, then they moved to Upton about 1736 and afterwards lived in New Braintree, Massachusetts" Andrews desc 2009 between 1720 and 1736 at Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.5 She married Benjamin Stewart at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 6 February 1719/20.1 As of 6 February 1719/20, Patience Andrews was also known as Patience Androuse "Patience appears as Androuse on her marriage record" Andrews desc 2009.5 As of 6 February 1719/20,her married name was Steward.5 She died circa 1770 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Benjamin Stewart b. 1695, d. 24 Dec 1771
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1205] Betty Andrews Storey, Andrews J desc 2009, 26 of 3037
    43 of 3037.
  3. [S356] FamilySearch.org, july 2003.
  4. [S1205] Betty Andrews Storey, Andrews J desc 2009,
    23 of 3036.
  5. [S1205] Betty Andrews Storey, Andrews J desc 2009, 43 of 3037.

Benjamin Osborn1

M, b. 1692, d. 26 July 1762
FatherBenjamin Osborn1 b. 4 Dec 1646, d. 27 Feb 1721/22
MotherAbigail Talmadge1 b. 13 May 1649, d. 7 May 1718
     Benjamin Osborn was born in 1692 at East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York; "from East Hampton LI d July 26 1762 ae 70" - Woodruff.2,3 He married Elizabeth Hicks at East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, on 1 November 1716.3 Benjamin Osborn lived; LI, CT.1 He was a church member on 24 November 1717 at East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York; Benjamin Osborn Junior "owned ye covt" Nov 24 1717 at East Hampton (NYGBR 33:152). Sometime after Mar 1728 Benjamin Osborn and his family moved to Litchfield, Conn.4 Benjamin and Benjamin immigrated, in 1735. Destination: an unknown place .1 Benjamin Osborn left a will on 12 June 1762 at Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut; CT State Library (Hartford) Litchfield Probate Dist Estate #4287) -- Benjamin Osborn in his will dated 12 Jun 1762 and proved 7 Sep 1762 names his wife Elizabeth and daughter Bethiah Peck, and mentions his four sons naming John as executor. John Osborn of Litchefield as executor of this will received his discharge on Sep 30 1762 from Benjamin Osborn, Samuel Osborn, Silvanus Osborn, Bethiah Peck, and Cornelius Peck.4 He died on 26 July 1762 at Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut; ae 70 (Woodruff p. 169)
Tombstone inscription -- "In Memory of Mr Benjamin Osborn who Departed this life July 26 1762 in the 70th year of his age
Beneath this stone
Death's Prisoner lkies
the stone shall move
the Prisoner rise.2,5 He was buried at West Burying Ground, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut.1 He has this tombstone inscription Benjamin Osborn d July 26, 1762, ae 70; Beneath this stone/ Death's presence lies/ The Stone shall move/ the prisoner rise. Clemens has the following Osborn families fr Long Island - Osborn, Alice (widow) and Daniel Lake, mar 1683, Long Island, NY; Osborn, Wm. and Alice Holmes (widow) 1680 Long Island, NY; Osborn, Wm and Elizabeth Way 12 Dec 1698, NY; Osburne, Elizabeth and Jacob Ware, 3 Oct 1692, NY City Farmer, First Settlers. There was a Thomas Osborn East Hampton LI 1650 Hedges, A History of the Town of East Hampton (1897) p. 317 has this on Osborn - Thomas Osborn, Sr was father of Thomas Jr 2, John 2 and Benjamin 2, and conveyed to the latter in 1687 all his lands in East-Hampton, see T.R. Vol. I, pp. 84, 300, 406. From Savages Gen Dictionary and otherwise we know that this Thomas 1 had in New Haven a son Jeremiah and other children and a brother Richard, the tanner, there. The tradition that he returned to New Haven and died there is consistent with the deed and all the known facts. The Thomas 2 dying in 1712 ae 90, was son of Thomas 1 The Joseph Jr 3 was son of Thomas 2 dying in 1743, ae 83, and by will proved Sep 9, 1746k devised to his son Joseph 4 the Old Deacon Osborn homsetaead. . . Notes concerning the Osborns of Litchfield CT (Manuscript in Dartmouth Special Collections) dated 1858 says that Benjamin came with his father from E Hampton Long Island and settled in Litchfield about the year 1735. , p. 25 - Benjamin Osborn Jr owned ye covt Nov 24, 1717 at East Hampton (NYGBR 33:152). Sometime after Mar 1728 Benjamin and his family moved to Litchfield, CT. Benjamin Osborn of Litchfield in his will dated 12 Jun 1762 and proved 7 Sep 1762 names his wife Elizabeth and daughter Bethiah Peck, and mentions his four sons naming John as executor. John Osborn of Litchfield as executor of this will received his discharge on Sep 30, 1762 from Benjamin Osborn, Samuel Osborn, Silvanus Osborn, Bethiah Peck and Cornelius Peck (CT State Library - Hartford, Litchrfield Probate Dist Estate #4287). References - Woodruff's Litchfield Residents, p. 162, 163; Charles Thomas Payne's Litchfield and Morris Inscriptions, 1905. birth date conjecture fr death age.6,1

Family

Elizabeth Hicks b. 19 Jun 1698, d. bt 1763 - 1778
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S272] George C. Woodruff, Inhabitantgs of Litchfield CT.
  3. [S1108] Thomas Osborn Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…, p 632.
  4. [S1108] Thomas Osborn Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…, p 639.
  5. [S228] CT Litchfield Cemetery Inscriptions, online archive.org.
  6. [S273] Unknown author, Litchfield and Morris Inscriptions transcribed by Charles Payne. 1905.

Elizabeth Hicks1

F, b. 19 June 1698, d. between 1763 and 1778
FatherJoseph Hicks2 b. 12 Jan 1662, d. 1746
MotherBethiah Green2 b. 20 Jan 1674, d. 12 Apr 1708
     Elizabeth Hicks was born on 19 June 1698 at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2 She married Benjamin Osborn at East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, on 1 November 1716.3 As of 1 November 1716,her married name was Osborn.1 Benjamin Osborn mentioned Elizabeth Hicks in a will on 12 June 1762 at Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut; CT State Library (Hartford) Litchfield Probate Dist Estate #4287) -- Benjamin Osborn in his will dated 12 Jun 1762 and proved 7 Sep 1762 names his wife Elizabeth and daughter Bethiah Peck, and mentions his four sons naming John as executor. John Osborn of Litchefield as executor of this will received his discharge on Sep 30 1762 from Benjamin Osborn, Samuel Osborn, Silvanus Osborn, Bethiah Peck, and Cornelius Peck.4 She died between 1763 and 1778 at Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut.1

Family

Benjamin Osborn b. 1692, d. 26 Jul 1762
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Cook Family Tree.
  3. [S1108] Thomas Osborn Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…, p 632.
  4. [S1108] Thomas Osborn Family, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/…, p 639.

Jacob Webster1

M, b. between 1690 and 1692, d. 1727
FatherJohn Webster1 b. 10 Nov 1653, d. 8 Dec 1694
MotherSarah Mygatt1 b. 1657, d. bt 1729 - 1749
     Jacob Webster was born between 1690 and 1692 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; called "the third son" in 1728 settlement of estate of John Webster - p. 33.2 Susanna Webster mentioned Jacob Webster in a will on 23 January 1698/99 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; In the Name of God Amen, the three and twentieth day of January in the year of our lord One Thousand, Six Hundred Ninety and eighth, in the tenth Year of the Reigne of our Souverigne Lord William the third, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, Francee, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
I, Susannah Webster of the town of Hartford, widow (sole executrix to the Last will and testament of my honored husband Robert Webster, deceased), doe nowmakeand ordain this to be my last will and testament: aand Touching the dist. of both that estate of my deceased husband, Robert Webster, and of those temporal goods and estate which God hath blessed me withal, my will is that the same be dist. and disposed of as follows:
I give to my five sons, Jonathan, Samuel, Robert, Joseph, and Wiliam Webster, and to the now surviving children ofmy eldest son John Webster, deceased (to-wit: John, Ebenezer, Jacob, Daniel, Sarah, Ana and Abigail) the full sum of £ 100 in current silver money of New England (being so much as was given me by my good friend John Hull of Boston, decd.) their several parts of which sum is and shall be reckoned as included in the lands hereinafter to them respectively assigned, which legacy or devise I make to them especially in consideration of their prudence, industry and help in paying the debts of my husband Robert Webster,their father above-named, and saving the estate.
I give to my above-named grandchildren, John, Ebenezer, Jacob, Daniel, Sarah, Ann and Abigail Webster, in right of their father, my deceased son John Webster, all that capital, mesuage, tenement, barn, outhouses and 8 acres of land (being part of the homelot of my deceased husband).
I give to Jonathan Webster 8 acres of my home lot with his dwelling house, barn, outhouses, and appurtences
I give to Samuel Webster, my son, 8 acres of my home lot with his dwelling house and out houses and appurtences thereto belonging
I give to my son Robert Webster, my lands situated below Rocky Hill, about 40 acres, on which his dwellng house no standeth, with his house, outhouses, and all their appurtences.
I give to my son Joseph Webster, 15 acres of my lot on land calledthe Plaine.
I give to my son William Webster, 15 acres of my lott or land calledthe Plaine.
I give to my daughter Sarah Mygatt (she having already received her portion of her father's estate) 12 pence.
I give to my two granddaughters, Mabel and Elizabeth Grave, daughters of my deceased daughter Susannah Grave, lat wife of John Grave, to make the full sum of £ 32.
I give to my daughter Mary King, the wife of Thomas King, with what she has already received, £ 32.
I give to my daughter Elizzabeth Seamore, the wife of John Seamore, besides what I have already given her, £ 32.
I appoint my five sons to be joint executors. Susannah Webster Her x mark; Witnesses: Caleb Stanley, Samuel Richards -- p. 26-27.2 He witnessed the New Tag of Susanna Treat on 7 November 1705 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; Nov 7 1705, an agreement was signed by the heirs of Mrs. Susannah Webster, confirming and approving the division and settlement of the said deceased, made by her last will and testament, which agreement wassigned by the following (all Websters except the last name which is Wiliam Whiting), namely, Sarah, John, Ann, Abigail, Jonathan, Samuel, Robert, Joseph, William. Minors Daniel, Jacob, Ebenezer, by their Guardians John Webster, William Whiting.2 He married Elizabeth Nichols at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 16 February 1717/18.1,3,4 As an unknown person 's father, Jacob presented an unknown person at an unknown person baptism at 2nd Church, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 31 January 1719/20.5 Jacob died in 1727 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Died before June 8 1727.1,4 He was mentioned as deceased at the probate of the estate of John Webster on 7 August 1728 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; In the settlement of the estate of John Webster, deceased, made by court at Hartford, Aug 7 1728, mention is made of Sarah Graham, alias Webster, relict of said John Webster; John Webster, eldest son; Ebenezer, second son; heirs of Jacob, the third son; Danjiel, fourth son; Sarah Talcott, a widow; Ann Olmstead, wife of Thomas Olmstead, Jr. and Abigail Merrille, widow, they being the three daughters of said John Webster.2

Family

Elizabeth Nichols b. Jan 1699/0, d. 12 Jan 1775
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S266] William Holcomb Webster, Webster Gov John history.
  3. [S531] Margaret Scheffler, March 2004, citing Barbour Families of Early Hartford CT, p. 465, 650.
  4. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Capt Cyprian Nichols Jr.
  5. [S363] Edwin Pond Parker, History of the Second Church.

Elizabeth Nichols1

F, b. January 1699/0, d. 12 January 1775
FatherCapt Cyprian Nichols Jr1 b. 1672, d. 2 Jan 1756
MotherHelena Talcott1 b. 17 Jun 1674, d. 12 May 1702
     Elizabeth Nichols was born in January 1699/0 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.1,2 She was baptized on 14 January 1699/0 at 1st church, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.2 As of 6 February 1717/18,her married name was Webster.1,3 She married Jacob Webster at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 16 February 1717/18.1,3,2 She witnessed Jacob Webster's death at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1727. Died before June 8 1727.1,2 She married William Powell at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, say 1730.1,2 Her married name was Powell.1 Elizabeth Nichols Talcott Pedigree, compled by SV Talcott (Albany 1876) lists Elizabeth as dau of Helena Talcott and Cyprian Nichols but has her m 'William Davenport of Hartford, as his second wife.' Kathie Graham:- 51 ELIZABETH NICHOLS (Cyprian Nichols married Helena5 Talcott, John4-1) Baptized 14 Jan 1699/1700, Hartford, Connecticut. 14 Jan 1699/1700, 1 Ch Rec, Hartford, CT (.)1 She died on 12 January 1775 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.1,2

Family 1

Jacob Webster b. bt 1690 - 1692, d. 1727
Children

Family 2

William Powell b. 29 Oct 1691, d. 12 Dec 1760

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Capt Cyprian Nichols Jr.
  3. [S531] Margaret Scheffler, March 2004, citing Barbour Families of Early Hartford CT, p. 465, 650.

Samuel Putnam Sr1

M, b. 5 November 1684, d. 20 December 1753
FatherCapt John Putnam2 b. 26 Mar 1657, d. Sep 1722
MotherHannah Cutler2 b. Dec 1655, d. 28 Mar 1710
     Samuel Putnam Sr was also known as Samuel Putnam.2 He was born on 5 November 1684 at Salem Village (after 1757 Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He was baptized on 8 February 1685 at 1st Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He was farmer.2 He married Mary Elizabeth Leach at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 19 October 1709.2 Samuel Putnam Sr lived; MA.2 He died on 20 December 1753 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 69; Samuel Putnam was at one time a large land owner and prosperous farmer in Danvers, but having become surety for a friend was obliged to surrender his property, except for a small farm in Sudbury, in order to meet this endorsement. On this Sudburyfarm he spent the remainder of his days.
His grandson, John Putnam, stated, in 1833, that Samuel was a short thick-set man. He remembers him well.
"December 20 1753 This day between ten and eleven at night Died Mr. Samuel Putnam of a fever taken on Monday njight, @66" -- Ancient diary kept by a Sudbury gentleman.1 He Source Putnam A History of the Putnam Family, p. 126 - 'Samuel Putnam was at one time a large land owner and prosperous farmer in Danvers, but having become surety for a friend was obliged to surrender his property, except a small farm in Sudbury, in order to meet his endorsement. On this Sudbury farm h spent the remainder of his days. His grandson, John Putnam, stated in 1833 that Samuel was a short thick-set man. . .'20 Dec 1733. This day between ten and eleven at night died Mr. Samuel Putnam of a fever taken on Monday night, ae 66.' Ancient diary kept by a Sudbury gentlement, authority of Rufus Putnam.' BaptizeChristen Exceeded Limit: Salem, MA, 'Hanna ye wife and Samuel the son of John Putnam, Jr baptized' 8 Feb 1684/1685, Salem, MA, 'Hanna ye wife and Samuel the son of John Putnam.2

Family

Mary Elizabeth Leach b. 3 Mar 1684/85, d. bt 1720 - 1770
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Mary Elizabeth Leach1

F, b. 3 March 1684/85, d. between 1720 and 1770
FatherJohn Leach2 b. 3 Sep 1648, d. 5 Mar 1718
MotherElizabeth Flint2 b. 30 Apr 1650, d. 8 Feb 1720
     Mary Elizabeth Leach was also known as Mary Leach.2 She was born on 3 March 1684/85 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.3 She married Samuel Putnam Sr at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 19 October 1709.2 As of 19 October 1709,her married name was Putnam.2 Mary Elizabeth Leach lived; MA.2 She 19. MARY3 LEACH (ELIZABETH2 FLINT, THOMAS1) was born 03 Mar 1684/85 in Salem, Mass.186. She married SAMUEL PUTNAM 19 Oct 1709 in Salem, Mass.187, son of JOHN PUTNAM and HANNAH CUTLER. Children of MARY LEACH and SAMUEL PUTNAM are:      i. SAMUEL4 PUTNAM, b. 24 Feb 1711/12, Salem, Mass.188; m. MARY PRATT, 1748189. 63.     ii. JOHN PUTNAM, b. 08 Oct 1715, Salem, Mass; d. Apr 1762, Oswego, Mass..      iii. DANIEL PUTNAM, b. 27 Nov 1717, Salem, Mass.190; d. Sudbury, Mass.191.      iv. ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. 02 Dec 1722, Salem, Mass.192; m. --- ROBIUS193.      v. NATHAN PUTNAM, b. 07 Jun 1725, Salem, Mass.194.      vi.HANNAH PUTNAM, b. 07 Jun 1725195.      vii. MARY PUTNAM, b. 13 Feb 1728/29196; m. --- WHITCOMB197. 186. Salem VR, 1:515. 187. Salem VR, 3:601. 188. Salem VR, 2:217. 189. Putnam, Putnam Family, 126. 190. Salem VR, 2:209. 191. Putnam, Putnam Family, 126. 192. Salem VR, 2:210. 193. Putnam, Putnam Family, 126. 194. Salem VR, 2:215. 195. Putnam, Putnam Family, 126. 196. Putnam, Putnam Family, 126. 197. Putnam, Putnam Family, 126.2 She died between 1720 and 1770 at Massachusetts.2

Family

Samuel Putnam Sr b. 5 Nov 1684, d. 20 Dec 1753
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Putnam Genealogy, online http://sites.google.com/site/putnamgenealogy/
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S1183] Flint Thomas 1860 descendants, online books.google.com, p 10.

James Maverick1

M, b. 2 October 1699, d. 17 December 1750
FatherJames Maverick1 b. c 1673, d. c 1700
MotherEsther (Hester) ?1 b. 1673, d. bt 10 Sep 1728 - 1731
     James Maverick was born on 2 October 1699 at Winnissimet, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1 He is included in the biography of Benjamin Whitney; Benjamin Witney (Benjamin, John) b --- m in Boston Aug 7 1705 Mrs. Esther Maverick, wid of James; for an account of him see Summary History of East Boston, 1858. Benjamin and Esther Whitney sell land to Bro Jonathan 1718, and in 1729 convey estate in Boston formerly James M. to James Jr and Martha, wife of Thomas Bellows, of Southboro. Benj was an innholder in Framingham and drew land in Douglass in 1715. On Suffolk Deds vol 33, p. 15, Hester, wife of Benj. Whitney certifies to birth of her two children by former husband James Maverick at Winnissimet, Martha b 17 Apr 1698, James b 2 Oct 1699. Corroborated by Phebe Brenthal aged 45 and Sarah Eustace, age 52, June 18 1718.
Benj. died ---; res. Framingham and Sherborn MA
Child: Benjamin, b May 22 1709, m Margaret Sanderson

Corroborated in NEHGR 1857, Descendants of John & Elinor Whitney.2 He married Mary ? at Middlesex County, Massachusetts, circa 1715.1 James Maverick married Mary Walker circa 1724 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, circa 1740.3 James Maverick married Lydia Sanderson on 28 April 1742 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; also in history of Putnam Family; also in NEHGSociety Website from Massachusetts VR to 1850:
1742 MAVERICK James and Lidia Sanderson, Apr. 28, 1742. Marverick, and Lydia Sanderson, M.R. Marriage Sudbury.1,3




James Maverick lived; MA; related to Samuel Maverick of Winnisimet (Chelsea?) See notes.1 He died on 17 December 1750 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 51.1 He Source Putnam A perhaps related to the heterodox Samuel Maverick at Winnismet (Chelsea) who in Sept 1628 was a vestige of the Gorges enterprise. See Charles Andrews, The Colonial Period of American History, 1, 340, 361-62.1

Family 1

Mary ? b. c 1700, d. c 1723
Children

Family 2

Mary Walker b. 30 Oct 1706, d. c 1740
Children

Family 3

Lydia Sanderson b. 1704, d. 1754

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S440] Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitneyh.
  3. [S439] Murdock/ Bagley and Allied Families, August, 2003.

Mary ?1

F, b. circa 1700, d. circa 1723
     Mary ? was born circa 1700 at Massachusetts.1 She married James Maverick at Middlesex County, Massachusetts, circa 1715.1 As of circa 1715,her married name was Maverick.1 Mary ? lived; MA.1 She died circa 1723 at Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

James Maverick b. 2 Oct 1699, d. 17 Dec 1750
Children

Citations

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

William Pollard1

M, b. 3 August 1698, d. 28 May 1762
FatherThomas Pollard1 b. s 1666, d. 4 Apr 1724
MotherSarah Farmer1 b. s 1669, d. 3 May 1725
     William Pollard was born on 3 August 1698 at Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; "Nothing further is known of him except his signature at the settlement of his father's estate, 1724" Pollard Jonathan 1891, p. 1.2 He was Cooper and Farmer.1 He married Experience Wheeler at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 23 November 1726.3 William Pollard lived; MA.1 He died on 28 May 1762 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63; Pollard, "William, May 28 1762, a about 65. G.S. 3" Bolton VR Deaths.4 He The Family of William White, p. 136 - Papers in the estate of William Pollard, cooper, late of Bolton deceased, dated 1763 and 1764, name widow Experience, sons Oliver, John, William, Jonas, Thomas, Abijah, daughters Lois Pollard and Experience Howe. Papers in the estate of Experience Pollard late of Bolton dated in 1785 name all above sons except Jonas, and add Eunice Rice daugher of Lois Rice deceased who was daughter of Experience Pollard. Lancaster VR, p. 272 has William Pollard and his wife added as members of First Church, Lancaster, 7 Apr 1728. Pollard Family, II, 201 -- William Pollard was one of the founders of Bolton, set off from Lancaster, MA. 'A petition was presented to a town meeting 16 May 1733, signed by Josiah Wheeler, William Pollard (his son-in-law), and others, asking that the east part of Lancaster be set off as a separate corp. This was done 1738, and the new town called Bolto n.' Pollard was a farmer. He and his wife joined the Church of Christ, Lancaster, Apr 7, 1728. Administration of his estate 1762. 'of Lancaster MA' acc to mar record.1

Family

Experience Wheeler b. Nov 1708, d. 18 May 1785
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1194] Lucian Marcus Underwood, Pollard Jonathan ancestry 1891.
  3. [S1192] Pollard Genealogy (1902), online archive.org, 3 (p 9 of 60).
  4. [S449] MA Vital Records, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/…, Bolton MA on archive.org.

Experience Wheeler1

F, b. November 1708, d. 18 May 1785
FatherJosiah Wheeler1 b. 22 Oct 1675, d. 8 Dec 1738
MotherMartha Prescott1 b. c 1685, d. 21 May 1748
     Experience Wheeler was born in November 1708 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1 She married William Pollard at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 23 November 1726.2 As of 23 November 1726,her married name was Pollard.1 Experience Wheeler lived; MA.1 She died on 18 May 1785 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 76; Pollard "Experience, wid William, ay 18 1785, a 77 G.S. 3" Bolton VR Deaths.3 She 28 Nov 1708, Lancaster, MA.1

Family

William Pollard b. 3 Aug 1698, d. 28 May 1762
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1192] Pollard Genealogy (1902), online archive.org, 3 (p 9 of 60).
  3. [S449] MA Vital Records, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/…, Bolton MA on archive.org.

William Whitcomb1

M, b. 1710, d. 6 April 1742
FatherHezekiah Whitcomb1 b. 14 Sep 1681, d. 6 May 1732
MotherHannah Green1 b. 10 Feb 1683, d. 1761
     William Whitcomb was born in 1710 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1 He was baptized on 24 September 1710 at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; Place given as Bolton or Lancaster; see Whitcomb Family in America (Charlotte Whitcomb) 1904; p. 400, 405; The Birth, Marriage, and Death Register, Church Records, and Epitaphs of Lancaster, MA 1743-1850, p. 25.2 He married Hephzibah Sawyer at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 25 February 1730.1 William Whitcomb died on 6 April 1742 at Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,3

Family

Hephzibah Sawyer b. 31 Oct 1708, d. 1797
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S475] Marvin Harold Kale, Dec 2003.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Whitcomb Family Tree.