Monday, April 2, 2012

Albert Covenhoven 1731-1778

Albert Covenhoven
son of Roelof & Annetje (Strycker) Covenhoven 
Born 1731
Died 1778
Married Abt 1755
Sarah Wyckoff
daughter of  Nicholas & Elizabeth (Delgyn) Wyckoff 
Born
Died

Children:
John Covenhoven ABT 1754-
Thomas Covenhoven ABT 1756
James Covenhoven 1757-1778
Crecy Covenhoven 1759-1800 M. William Hepburn
Isabella Cowenhoven 1767-1837
Sarah Crownover 1769-1856




Timeline

1731 - Birth
Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States 

1731 24 Oct - Baptism
Dutch Reformed Church, Freehold-Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey 

1755 - Marriage to Sarah Grietje Wyckoff
Age: 24
Albert married Sarah Wyckoff, daughter of Nicholas Wyckoff and Elizabeth Delgyn, b 1755.

1770 - Residence
19 Apr
Age: 39
Lycoming County, PA, USA 
Albert Covenhoven was among the first settlers to purchase land on the Loyalsock.

1771 Purchases Land In Loyalsock area of Pennsylvania
 Deed book B, p. 140, Sunbury- he entered into an article of agreement to purchase 100 acres of agreement to purchase 100 acres of land from Samuel Wallis for L200. Wallis bound himself in L300 to carry out the contract, or in other words, to furnish the land, which was then just coming into market. The article (source, name?) states that Wallis was of Philadelphia, and Covenhoven, of Monmouth county, province of West Jersey. 


1775 - Residence
Age: 44
Lycoming County, PA, USA 
Soon after coming to the Susquehanna Valley, Albert Covenhoven lost all his effects by a sudden freshet in the creek, and the family were reduced to great distress.

Among the New Jersey settlers near the mouth of Loyalsock creek was Albert Covenhoven (corrupted into Crownover). He had three sons, James, Thomas, and Robert, and a daughter, Isabella. Robert became distinguished as a guide, spy, and Indian killer. Soon after coming to the valley Albert Covenhoven lost all his effects by a sudden freshet in the creek, and the family were reduced to great distress. On the breaking out of the Revolution Robert joined the Continental army, but late in 1777 he returned home on account of the expiration of his enlistment and at once took an active part in aiding to protect the frontier. The neighbors of the Covenhovens were the Thomsons, Wychoffs, Van Camps, Van Nests, etc. All of these, save the first mentioned, were of Hollandish descent. http://www.usgennet.org/usa/pa/county/lycoming/history/Chapter-07.html

1776 - Military
Age: 45
Albert Covenhoven served as a private in the Revolutionary War under Capt Wm Hepburn as to took up the draft issued in the name of his son Thomas

1778 - Signed Petition
10 Jun
Age: 47
 Muncy Pa 
Petition After Attack on the Loyalsock & Great Runaway

1778 - Petition After Attack on the Loyalsock & Great Runaway
Meginness, John F., History of Lycoming CountyPennsylvania . 

Muncy, June 10, 1778. To the Honorable the Supreme Executive Council of the State of Pennsylvania: The remonstrance of sundry the distressed inhabitants of the county of Northumberland inhabiting the West Branch of the River Susquehanna above Muncy Hills, humbly sheweth: That the repeated depredations and horrid murders lately committed upon the innocent and peaceable inhabitants amongst us within a few weeks past is truly alarming. The melancholy event of the 31st of May upon Loyalsock creek obliged us to leave our homes and livings, and to assemble together in large bodies in order to protect our wives and infant children from becoming the victims of savage fury; in full faith and confidence that we should shortly meet with such succor as would enable us, to make a vigorous stand, that we have since frequently applied to the lieutenant of the county for aid, who, after using his best endeavors has not been able to furnish us with more than seventy-three troops of the militia of this county to cover a frontier of at least forty miles in length. This supply we apprehend to be of very little use, especially as their times will be out in the midst of harvest, and should anything more happen in the meanwhile, we are convinced that it will be impossible to call out the militia of this county at any rate; that those considerations, together with the very alarming event of the murder and captivity of thirteen of our near neighbors and most intimate acquaintances this day has drove the majority of us to desperation, and to pray that you in your wisdom will not only order to our immediate relief such standing forces as will be equal to our necessity; but that you will order such magazines and stores of provisions to be provided as will convince the good people of this place that such troops are to be stationed amongst them during the war. Nothing short of your immediate assurance of this, we are convinced, will induce the people to run the farther risk of being obliged to move away at a more unfavorable season. Therefore in consideration of the premises, we beg leave to submit ourselves and families to your care and protection, not doubting but you will order us such relief as to you in your wisdom may seem meet. 
The petition was signed by Nimrod Pennington, Samuel Gordon, Joseph Arbour, Joseph Hogeland, Joseph Webster, John Hollingsworth, Benjamin Burt, Peter Jones, Charles Bignall, Nathaniel Barber, Albert Polhamus, John Stryker, Samuel Carpenter, Samuel Wallis, Mordecai McKinney, Andrew Culbertson, Robert Robb, James White, Henry Scott, Joseph J. Wallis, Amariah Sutton, William Hall, Richard Sutton, Joseph Carpenter, Amos Hogeland, Erasmus Persh, Adam Weaver, Zachariah Jeig, Andrew Platt, John Sutton, Thomas McWhorter, Henry McWhorter, Israel Parshall, David Wortman, Andrew Ross, Abraham Lafever, Albert Covenhoven, Matthew Bleakley, William Ellis, Samuel Harris, Jr., John Carpenter, Joseph Gounon, Thomas Keen, Daniel Green, Joseph Sutton, John Glendining, Isaac Hall,. Enos Lundy, Samuel Harris, John Harris, John Robb, Andrew Wortman, James Hinds, Barnet Stryker, John Covenhoven, Cornelius Low, Timothy Treascey, Henry Pittinger, William Hepburn, Paul Ricketts, Cornelius Vanende, Robert McWhorter, Ezra Green, Comfort Wanerer, Daniel Perine, Cornelius Love, Pictern Yekof, Timothy Smith, John Ferney, Jonathan Benjamin, Daniel Green, Henry Cymore, William Snodgrass, Michael Coons, Cornelius Low, Peter Smith, William Hammond, David Berry, Peter Burns, Peter Carter, William Jones, John Buckalow, Ebenezer Green, Garordis Townsend, Frederick Blow, Benjamin Green, Claudius Boatman, John Scudder, Michael Coriell, Thomas Hunt, William Hamilton, Henry Silverthorn, James Uark, Edward Reardon, Fleming Wilson, Nathaniel Landon, Joseph Beckars, Jacob McKinney, Oaky Stevenson, Samuel Brady, James Brady, James Patton, Jerome Vanest, Jacob Houk, Paulus Sheep, Caleb Knap, Joshua Ran, Powel Sheep, Solomon, John Hall, Patrick Murdock, William Leacock, Charles Richards , Lieutenant, James Hamilton, John Hampton, Jacob Lawrenson, Ephraim Wortman, James Hampton, John White, Arthur Moore, Jonathan Hampton, Jacob Lameson, William Wilson, Thomas Newman, Jr., Joseph Newman, Robert Guy, Robert Wilson, tanner, Jonathan Hamil, Thomas Newman, Sr., Oliver Silverthorn, Thomas Oliver, Joshua White, George Silverthorn, Henry Starrett, James Giles, George Jordan, Michael Schmidt, David Austin, Joseph Hall, William Watson, John Morris, Thomas Lobdell, and Samuel Armstrong. 



1778 - Death
9 Aug
Age: 47
Northumberland, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States 

Estate admin documents for Albert Covenhoven in 1779 Northumberland Co, PA - letters admin issued 27 March 1779 issued to Mrs Sarah Covenhoven. Sureties: William Cook and David McKenny. Copies rec'd of inventories and letter admin only from Northumberland Will Book 1 page 11 from the Sunbury courthouse as rec'd at April2005. NOTE: this was not a will, as he apparently died intestate.

At Muncy and/or Sunbury as part of the inventory of the estate taken 7 January 1779 by appraisers David McKeney and William Dewart (sp?) as requested by Mrs Sarah Covenhoven, administratrix and Andrew Culbertson, administrators, the following were:
valuations recorded in both "continental" and "specie" thus a entry "to Cash Noates (notes?) due to said estate" 92 pounds, 2 shillings and 8 pence equal in specie(a) 11 pounds, 8 shillings; and "to outstanding book debts" 260 pounds, 8 shillings, 4 pence equal 32 pounds, 12 shillings. Cash on hand 147 pounds, 10 shillings, 9 pence. Other items: broadcloth coat claret "culined" (coloured?), buckskin jacket, brown coat, elkskin jacket, leather britches, hat. His bed and bedding valued at 30 continental pounds and then his bedclothes at 7 pounds. Some various wheels, reed, hatchet and a pane (pair?) of wool curds (sp?). Walnut table valued at 1 pound, a churn and tub and all the others cedar and pine, a large iron kettle, an iron pot, a small iron kettle, tongs (fire shoved and tunnels?), some pewter ware (12 plates, 3 caseons? and a tankard and spoon. a pair of stilyards (sp?), a long smooth bone (sp?). A weaving loom and reeds and some spools valued at 9 pounds, a looking glass and Bible valued at 1 pounds 10 shillings! Some glass bottles, teakettle, a handsaw and chisel, sheep shears, brass kettle. His watch valued at 16 continental pounds. Total 638 continental pounds.

Then at 13 February 1799 John Hall and Israel Parshall appraised the following items as goods and chattels remaining at Muncy, late as a part of the estate of Mr Albert Covenhoven, deceased, at the request of Mrs Sarah Covenhoven and Andrew Culbertson: a pair of bedsteads, various pots, 2 chairs, a doughtrough?, kettles, a pair of mallrings and one wedge, a broad axe marked "IR", entry for a saddle crossed off as already disposed of ?, various farming items such as shovel, spade, chains; an English loom, and a Dutch loom crossed off as if already disposed of?. Total 254 pounds.

Then at 20 November 1779 David McKinney and Wm Dewart another appraisal of items remaining in the estate: one yoke of oxen valued at 260 pounds, about 10 cows valued from 25-70 pounds apiece, a horse, 16 sheep, 64 bushels of wheat valued @ 6 pounds / bushel = 384 pounds; and 16 bushels of rye @ 4 pounds 10 shillings/ bushel = 72 pounds and one bale of hay 500 pounds. Total not given but = to 1,936 continental pounds.

This estate data published as "Conover Family Association: Wills and Administrations, Northumberland Co, PA" in Publication of Genealogical Society of PA. Vol. 13, Pg. 51.





Research:
Albert Covenhoven was among the first settlers to purchase land on the Loyalsock. As early as April 19, 1770, (see Deed book B, p. 140, Sunbury) he entered into an article of agreement to purchase 100 acres of agreement to purchase 100 acres of land from Samuel Wallis for L200. Wallis bound himself in L300 to carry out the contract, or in other words, to furnish the land, which was then just coming into market. The article (source, name?) states that Wallis was of Philadelphia, and Covenhoven, of Monmouth county, province of West Jersey. The article containing this information stated that Wallis was of Philadelphia and Covenhoven of Monmouth Co, NJ April year ? maybe 1771 as contract specifies for the first payment to be made 19 April 1772, the last 19 April 1774.

Soon after coming to the Susquehanna Valley, Albert Covenhoven lost all his effects by a sudden freshet in the creek, and the family were reduced to great distress. This was on the breaking out of the Revolution.

In summer 1775 a Presbyterian minister named Rev Philip V Fithina made mention of Covenhoven's farm at Muncy, PA as he made a missionary tour thru the countryside.

Albert Covenhoven was listed in the taxables for 1778 in Muncy Twp. however as per PA Archives Series 2 Vol 3 in an article naming many of the heads of families living on the West Branch of the Susquehanna as at 10 June 1778, Albert probably never actually lived to pay his tax on the improvements on his land. His wife Sarah Covenhoven was taxed for years 1778-90.

Albert Covenhoven served as a private in the Revolutionary War under Capt Wm Hepburn as to took up the draft issued in the name of his son Thomas.


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Albert Covenhoven, b. 1731; m. Sarah Wyckoff. Son of:

Roelof Covenhoven, b. 8 September 1703; m. Antje Strycker. Son of:

Albert Willemse van Kouwenhoven, b. 7 December 1676; m. Neeltje Roelofse 
Schenk. Son of:

Gerret Wolphertse van Kouvenhoven, b. 1636; m. Jannetje Monfort. 

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