Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Possible Welliver Family Lineage

I'm finding this all over the internet, but have been unable to source it.  To make my research easier, I am putting it all in one post, and working through it to try to find  sources.  I have yet to find any source proving Leah is the daughter of Philip & Elizabeth, so all of this may be irrelevant.  Although it  does seem that eventually we will definitely connect, since all Wellivers in America came from the same ancestor.  

Note: Once I work my way back, if this is correct, look for the work by  Rachel Woolever Meyer,  All the early Wohleben/Welliver information comes from this source.

Peter Wohleben

Birth 1570 in Saarbrucken, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 1635
Married
Barbara Blasbach
Birth 1580 in , Saarbrucken, Saarland, Germany
Death 1624

Children Of Peter & Barbara (Blasbach) Wohleben:
Adam Wohleben 1602 –  
Johann Paulus Wohleben 1602 – 1676
Paulis Wohleben 1602 – 1709



Occupation: Locksmith at St. Johann, Saarbrucken, Bacharach, Roxheim, etc
Note: !Peter WOLLEBEN is the earliest known ancestor of all the American WOHLEBEN emigrants who arrived in 1710. He was a locksmith at St. Johann, Saarbrucken, and married 29 April 1601 Barbara BLASBACH. He married second, Catharina (last name not certain) by 1624.

Stadtarchiv Saarbruecken, E67 of 20.7. 1634. Peter Wolleben, Locksmith is surety for Stefan Fink, Tailor.  LA Saarbruecken, 22/2045, page 162, 15.4.1631: Peter Wolleben, citizen and locksmith in Saarbruecken besides his both sons generated earlier with Barbeiln, his first wife (was died), Hans Paulussen, now teacher in Hohenburg and Adamen make a contract of inheritane exchange with Heinrich Gratz, gardener of the court, married to Anna Elise. Wolleben gives his house and backyard in the "Vorstadt" (suburb) beside Peter Lorain and George Klicker, built by him and Barbel. Gratz gives his house in the "Vorstadt" besides the window of Thiel Schrempens and of Frucauff Erben and behind with the cellar door to the lane which runs to Bartell Meysen's house." 

"Landesarchiv Saarbruecken 22/22R of 19.3.1681: Hans Thiebold Keller, tanner, sells a house in the "Vorstadt" between Thiebold Karcher and Peter Wolleben, sold from Hans Adam Spengler/Wadgassen to Velten Steeg, shoeing smith in Saarbruecken maried with Anna Elisabeth." 


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Johann Paulus Wohleben
Birth 1602 in Johann, Sub Saarbrucken, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Death 1676 in Altenbaumberg, , , Germany
Married
Barbara Schumacher
Birth 18 Jan 1618 in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Death 1685 in Saarbrucken, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Children of Paulus & Barbara (Shumacher) Wohleben

Maria Barbara Wohleben 1641 – 
Christoph Wohleben 1643 – 
Hans Peter Wohleben 1646 – 
Walrath Wohleben 1648 – 1709
Anna Catharina Wohleben 1651 – 1688
Johann Rupert Wohleben 1653 – 

In the book, "The Palatine Families of New York," by Henry Z. "Hank" Jones, Jr., 1985, he states as follows: !"This prominent family was documented in several towns in Germany: at 6600 Saarbrucken (8 km. s.w. of St. Ingbert), at 6533 Bacharach (14 km n.w. of Bingen; Chbks. begin 1650), at 6536 Langenlonsheim (7 km. n. of Bad Kreuznach; Chbks. begin 1632, Ref.), at 6551 Roxheim (4 km. n.w. of Bad Kreuznach; Chbks. begin 1691, Ref.), and at 6531 Laubenheim (2km. n. of Langenlonsheim; Chbks.begin 1659).


The earliest known ancestor of all the American Wohleben emigrants who arrived in 1710 was Peter WOLLEBEN, a locksmith at St. Johann, Saarbrucken, who married 29 April 1601 Barbara BLASBACH (Saarbrucken Chbk., per Wayne V. Jones); Peter married 2nd Catharina __?___ by 1624.

A son of Peter was Pastor Johann Paulus WOLLEBEN. Johann Paulus was Pastor in Altstetten (later Altenstadt, now Altstadt) 1624-1635, a schoolteacher at Homburg 1625-1632, and in 1635 fled to Saarbrucken and Metz during the Thirty Years War; in 1645 he was Pastor at Kallstadt near Bad Durkheim, in 1646 a schoolteacher in the district of Basel, Switzerland, and in 1647/48 Pastor again at Altstadt; Johann Paulus later was Pastor at Altenbaumberg and died before 1676 (all per Wayne V. Jones). He married Barbara SCHUMACHER of Basel, a daughter of Hans SCHUMACHER and wife Agnes RUOFF, who was baptized at St. Elisabeth, Basel 18 Jan 1618.

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The translated Baptism record of the Evangelical church in Saarbrucken states:

On the 20th of the year 1648, to Johannes Paulus Wohllrbrn, former pastor of Altenstatt, a little son was baptized. Godfathers were the Right Noble and Firm Younker Philippus Jorg von Pibborth at this time Oberamtmann at this place, and the High and Noble Born Count and Lord , Lord Walradt Count zu Nassau ,, Godmother was Anna, the lawful housewife of Herr Hans Thomas Bruch. He was named Walrad.

The Godparents listed in this record were all very important people. It is clear that Paulus enjoyed the favor ad patronage , if not friendship, of two very powerful persons.


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Walrath Wohleben
Birth 16 Oct 1648 in Nassau, Rheinland, Preussen, Germany
Death 1709 in England, Atlantic, New Jersey, USA
Married
Ann Catherina Baumann
Birth 28 Jan 1658 in Bacharach, Rhineland, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 1716 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USA

Children of Walrath & Catherina (Baumann) Wohleben)
Johann Peter Wohleben 1677 – 1730
Johann Heinrich Wohleben 1678 –
Hans Heinrich Wohleben 1679 –
Anna Elisabeth Wohleben 1680 – 1761
Catherina Margaretha Wohleben 1688 –
Sarah Catherina Wohleben 1691 –
Anna Maria Catherina Wohleben 1694 –
Johann Nicholas Wohleben 1697 – 1783
Anna Margaretha Wohleben 1700 –

Wallrath Wholeben born 20 October 1648 in Saarbrucken, Germany. He died around 1709 either in Germany, London or possibly on the Atlantic Ocean. He married Anna Catharina Baumann in January of 1676 in Bacharach, Germany. Wallrath and Anna had ten children;
Johann Peter, born 28 January 1677,
Anna Elizabetha birth date unknown, She married Stephan Frolich,
Hans Henrich, christened 22 Dec 1685,
Anna Maria Catharina, christened 22 Dec 1685,
Catharina Margaretha christened 15 Sep 1688,
Anna Margaretha christened 16 Feb 1690,
Sarah Catharina christened 18 Apr 1691,
Maria Susanna christened 22 Feb 1695,
Johann Nicolaus christened 9 Feb 1698 and
Anna Margaretha christened 23 Mar 1701.


Wallrath Wohleben was a Baker. Who was born about 1650 in the Netherlands. They embarked from Rotterdam, for London, in June and July 1709 and waited in England six months for passage to America. They left England December 29, 1709, on board the ship "Lyon" and arrived at Governors Island in New York harbor on June 10, 1710.
This account lists Johann Peter Wolleben, born 1674 in Bacharach, embarked from Rotterdam to London on June 13, 1709 in the Third Party of Palatines with- wife Anna Rossina: daughter born 1699; Henry born 1701; Peter born 1703; daughter born 1705; and daughter born 1708 and all born in Bacharach. They were listed at West Camp on the Hudson in 1710. This was the beginning of the New Jersey family, and the principal ancestor of the Woolever family in America.
The immigrants camped four months at Governors Island, then moved up the Hudson, arriving at Beckmans Landing on October 4, 1710.
Beckmans Landing is on the West side of the Hudson and the settlement there became know as West Camp, New York. (Raymond Grant Woolever 1958)


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he translated Baptism record of the Evangelical church in Saarbrucken states:

On the 20th of the year 1648, to Johannes Paulus Wohllrbrn, former pastor of Altenstatt, a little son was baptized. Godfathers were the Right Noble and Firm Younker Philippus Jorg von Pibborth at this time Oberamtmann at this place, and the High and Noble Born Count and Lord , Lord Walradt Count zu Nassau ,, Godmother was Anna, the lawful housewife of Herr Hans Thomas Bruch. He was named Walrad.

The Godparents listed in this record were all very important people. It is clear that Paulus enjoyed the favor ad patronage , if not friendship, of two very powerful persons.
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Johann Peter Wohleben
Birth 28 Jan 1677 in Bacharach, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 1730 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USA
Married
Agnes Odenheimer
Birth Jan 1677 in Langenlonsheim, Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death Oct 1709 in London, Middlesex, England or en route to, USA

Children of Peter & Agnes (Odenheimer) Wohleben
Anna Maria Wohleben 1698 – 1700
Anna Margaretha Wohleben 1699 –
Henry Wohleben 1699 –
Johann Jacob Wohleben 1701 – 1774
Johann Peter Wohleben 1704 – 1767
Elisabeth Catherina Wohleben 1706 –
Maria Magdalena Wohleben 1709 –
Johan Henrich Wohleben 1711 – 1739
Susanna Wohleben 1713 –
Anna Barbara Wohleben 1715 –
Catharina Elizabetha Wohleben 1717 –
Anna Maria Wohleben 1720 –

Peter Williever and Anna Rossina came from Germany in 1710 and settled in the Ringoes area of Hunterdon county by 1721. Peter's 2nd son, Peter, moved his own family (wife and 9 kids) to the Mansfield Woodhouse area in then Sussex Co. NJ in 1755. It is my understanding that that is how the Willever, Woolever, Wooliever families began in that area.

Described as a "Baker at Roxheim, son of Walrab Wolleben, Citizen at Bachrach."

Baptized as Hans Peter 28 Jan 1677

Johann Peter Wolleben embarked from Rotterdam to London on 13 June 1709 in the Third Party of Palatines with his wife Anna Rossina and Children; a daughter born in 1699, Henry, Peter, a daughter born in 1705 and another daughter born in 1708. He is listed at West Camp on the Hudson in 1710. This was the beginning of the New Jersey family, and the principal ancestor of the woolever family in America. He is a son of Wallrath Wohlleben.


Johann Peter Wohleben is buried in Greenwich, NJ, in Harrison's Cemetery. He lived in New Jersey. He was married twice.
Upon discovery of the possibility of two Johann Peter Wohlebens, one b. 1677, one b. possibly 1674, (there is also a reference to 1679 - may be a transcription error) one descending from Walrath, one descending from his brother, Hans Peter, more research is necessary to sort out the actual lineage.

A note on Paul Welliver's copy of the Raymond Grant Woolever History says: "may be a nephew of Wallrath; reasearch continues - 1984". Also, Leone Everett's family group sheet says Johann Peter Wolleben, b. 1679, chr. 28 Jan 1679, son of Walrath, at Langen, West Germany. She cite sources as a German researcher, and the Church Register of the Reformed Parish at Bacharach, now in the Archives at Koblen.

Pg. 14, RGW-Gares History: "Peter left from Rotterdam on 13 Jun 1709 as part of the third immigration from the Palatine and left England on 29 December, 1709, arriving on Governor's Island, New york on June 10, 1710, aboard ship "Lyon". Settled first at Beekmain's Landing, West Camp, New york, on 4 October 1710. He married Anna Rossina Forster in Germany following the death of his first wife, Agnes Odenheimer, ca 1706.

Sponsors of Johann Peter were hans Peter Baumann and Anna Elizabeth d/o Arnd Kramer. He was referred to as a baker at Roxheim upon his marriage, and s/o Wallrab Wolleben - citizen at Bacharach, md Agnes, d/o Niclass Odenheimer. He, his wife and 5 children, were all on Capt. Johann Rannel's ship in the 3rd party of Palatines in Holland in 1709 (Rotterdam lists). John Wolleben aged 33, his wife, sons aged 8 and 5, and daughters aged 10, 4, and 1, Ref., baker, were in the 3rd arrivals in England later that year. (London Lists). Source: A

Peter Wolleben appeared on the Hunter Lists 4 July 1710; was registered on cesus lists on 4 October 1710, on 24 June 1711, on 29 Sep 1711, and on 24 Dec 1711. Peter Wohleben: 1 man, 1 lad aged 9 - 15 yrs., 1 boy aged 8 yrs. and under, 1 woman and 1 maid aged 9 - 15yrs., were in Ulster Co. in 1710/11 West Camp census. Johon Petter Wolleben was Naturalized 8 and 9 Sep 1715 (Kingston Nats). Peter Wolleber and Anna Rosina with 5 children were enrolled (next to Stephan Frolich and Anna Elizabeth (Peter's sister) at Beckmansland CA 1716/17 (Simmendinger List). Peter Woollever was listed as a freeholder of Amwell in 1741 (Hunterdon Co., New Jersey Freeholders). A Pitter Woolever signed the Articles of Order and Discipline of the German Ref. Church of Amwell, 1 Dec 1749 (New Jersey).

Is it possible that these records include the families of two separate Peter Woolevers?

RGW & Gares, pg 17: "Peter Woolever, son of Wallrath, the eldest brother, with his wife Rosina and five children, turned south down the Delaware and finally settled among the hills of New Jersey in the home of the Lenni Lenapes, on land that later became the village of Ringoes, Amwell Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He was one of the first settlers there; being registered as a voter in 1721. From this location comes the majority of Woolevers in America."

RGW&Gares History: "Thedate of death of Johann P. Wolliever and his wife Anna Rossina are not recorded but it appears that they are buried in the cemetery at Harrison's Corner. His first son, Henry, died in 1739."

Raymond G Woolever & Eva Gares History says children of Peter and Anna Rosina Forster are: dau by 1699; Henry b. 1701; Peter b. 1703; dau b. 1706 and dau b. 1709. Hank Jones says Henry was b. 1711. Is the RGW/Gares printing of 1701 simply a misprint? 


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Johann Peter Wohleben
Birth 3 Feb 1704 in Roxheim, Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 19 Nov 1767 in Woodhouse, Sussex, New Jersey, USA
Married
Anna Margaretha Finck
Birth 1705 in Runkel, Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen, Germany
Death 1767 in , , New Jersey, USA

Children of Peter & Margaretha (Fink) Wohleben
Peter Wohlenben 1723 – 1812
John Woolever 1724 – 1785
John Wohlenben 1725 –
Jacob Welliver 1725 – 1785
Peter Woolever 1725 – 1810
David Woolever 1730 –
Samuel Welliver 1733 – 1790
Henry Wohlenben 1736 –
Abram Wohlenben 1738 – 1817
Margaret Wohlenben 1740 – 1818
Mary Wohlenben 1743 –

Lived in Mansfield, Woodhouse twp. Sussex Co, New Jersey
Peter Willover, of Mansfield, Woodhouse Twp., Sussex Co., farmer, wife Margrit to get 1/3 of profits of plantation, while she lives.
Son, Peter, 1/2 of the place where I live, and 1/2 of the land on the hill on the over side of Muskenekin Creek; and the other 1/2 to my son Jacob Welliver. Son John L40. Son David L34. Son Samuel L34. Son Henry L34. Son Abram L34. Dau Margrit, wife of John Peatey, L34. Dau Mary, wife of Peter Winter L34.

Executors: friend Frederick Eveland, son Peter.
Witnesses: Robert Landing, Joseph Parke, Christian Cummins.
Inventory 30 Oct. 1767 L42.11.6, made by Joseph Parke, Christian Cummin
Will proved 19 Nov 1767.

"In 1755, Peter, the second son, and his family, moved north to Franklin Township on the Musconetcong River. They were the first settlers in this area over a large tract of land spreading into Mansfield and Greenwich Townships. The land on the north side of the Musconetcong River was later known as Warren County, and it was here that the majority of Woolevers in America originated. The center of these families appears to have been at what is now Asbury, New Jersey. The cemeteries in that area, particularly the one at the Methodist Church in Asbury, have many markers bearing the Woolever name - often spelled Williver. The listing of New Jersey wills for Warren County carry many of this name, all of which the writer has examined and included in the Genealogy listings - the earliest will being that of Henry, first son of Johann P., dated 04 October 1739."

"During these early years, Peter (b. 1723) purchased a large tract of land in central Pennsylvania, on Whetstone Run in Madison Twp., Columbia Co. This was the site of Jerseytown, PA. Included in these large land holdings of the family was that, which later became one of the show places in New Jersey, a 400 acre tract belonging to John Calvin Williver - long-time First Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Company. This farm is near Broadway, New Jersey, at a village now called Karrsville. The entire area along the Musconetcong River from Bloomsbury to Washington, and north to Broadway appears to have been included in the original purchase of Peter, the first (or second?) son of Peter, Sr. Many of the names still live there - the principle spelling in this area being Williver."
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Peter Wooliever, one of the earliest settlers in Franklin, is registered as a voter in Amwell, Hunterdon County, in 1738. Shortly after that he settled here, and in 1755 he transferred some property to Christeon Cummins. Peter is the ancestor of all of the name Willever in this part of the county. (Source: History of Franklin, NJ from "History of Warren County, NJ" by George Wyckoff Cummins, Ph. D., M.D. - Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1911)

Abstract of his will from Vo. 4, pg 482 New Jersey Colonial Documents dated 30 June 1767; "Peter Willover, of Manfield, Woodhouse Twp, Sussex Co., farmer, wife Margrit to get 1/3 of profits of plantation, while she lives. Son, Peter, 1/2 of the place where I live, and 1/2 of the land on the hill on the over side of Muskenekin Creek; and the other 1/2 to my son Jacob Welliver. Son John, Son David, Son Samuel, Son Henry, Son Abram, Dau Margrit, wife of John Peatey, Dau Mary, Wife of Peter Winter. Executors: friend Frederick Eveland, son Peter.

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Peter Woolever
Birth 1725 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
Death 13 Mar 1810 in Woodhouse, Sussex, New Jersey, USA
Married
Barbara
Birth 1723 in , Sussex, New Jersey, USA
Death 1812 in Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA

Check birthdates - was born 1723 in Ston, Ulster Co., NY, and died March 13, 1810 in Mansfield Woodhouse Twp, Sussex Co., NJ. He married BARBARA. She was born 1723, and died in Died in Derry Township. 

Children of Peter & Barbara Woolever:
John Woolever 1752 – (two Johns?  Possibly Johannes, or possible one died in infancy)
#John Woolever 1756 – 1831
#Christian Christopher Woolever 1757 – 1841
#Adam Welliver 1758 – 1831
Phillip Woolever 1762 – 1852
Joseph Woolever 1772 – 1826
Peter Woolever 1776 – 1847
Philip Woolever 1779 –
Mary Woolever 1780 –
Ann Woolever 1782 –
Margaret Woolever 1785 –
Jacob Woolever 1786 –
Philip Woolever 1789 –
Valentine Woolever 1810 – 1812

# "Daniel Welliver was accompanied by three cousins, John, Adam and Christopher." This is the Adam who came here to join his cousin Daniel WELLIVER and his brothers John and Adam.
(Source: History of Madison Township. http://www.rootsweb.com/~pacolumb/madhis.htm)

Peter was Executor of his father's will.


Peter's will is listed in State of New Jersey, Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills 1810-1813, Vol. XII, pg. 433. He left to wife, Barbara, household articles; to son, John, 100 acre farm in Jerseytown, PA, where he now lives; to son, Adam, 100 acre farm in Jerseytown, PA, where he now lives; to son, Christian, 100 acre farm in Jerseytown, PA, where he now lives; to son, Peter, 1/2 of the land owned in Greenwich Twp., to son, Joseph, home plantation which is 1/2 of land owned in Greenwich Twp., to son, Phillip, L250; to children of son, Valentine, L75, L15 to each child, to dau. Mary Kinney L150, to dau. Ann Insco L150, to dau. Margaret Morrell L150; to son Jacob, last plantation purchased if it is bought or L250, with the remainder of the money to be divided equally among the children that have no land. Executors: sons, Phillip and Joseph. Witnesses: Samuel, Susanna and William Runkle, Will proved 30 Apr 1812, Inventory 15 Apr 1812 $566.68 by Wm. Runkle and Abraham Shipman. File 1336S.

pg. 32, RGW History: The first three of Peter's sons moved to Jerseytown, PA, and settled on a tract of land purchased by their father. The second three sons remained on the homestead in Warren County, New Jersey. Some history records their father as named "Adam." This record is not correct because the will of Peter specifically states that his three sons, John, Adam, and Christian lived in Jerseytown, PA.
(Source; http://www.bright.net/~buzmeyer/wohleben/0026-1.htm)

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Joseph Parke II, (born about 1738) owned property along both sides of what was called "The Great Road", in the Village of Asbury, 1763 to 1813. This property was part of the original 1250 acre tract owned by Mary Ollive Stanbury. The land was later divided up into parcels and sold, the first to Robert Richey of Amwell Township.

Robert Richey purchased a second tract, of 150 acres, confirmed by a Colonial Conveyance A-C, page 159, dated 21 April 1747. It was described as being in Morris County. After Robert's death in 1747, the land went to his brother, William of Virginia. In 1769, William sold the tracts to John Weller of Sussex County.

The third tract was purchased by John Richey, who was the brother to Robert, in 1754. this tract was kept by family members.

Tract IV was owned by Peter Woolever in 1755. the land was described as being in Sussex County.
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E-mail from Richard W. Woolever after Genealogy research trip to Sussex co., NJ:
"One afternoon I visited the Sussex County Clerk's office & checked out the GRANTEE/GRANTOR books, hoping to find deeded property or whatever for the Woolever families:
Date GRANTEE GRANTOR
1805 Peter W Lambert Cadwalader"

"During these early years, Peter (b. 1723) purchased a tract of land in central Pennsylvania, on Whetstone Run in Madison Twp., Columbia Co. Theis was the site of jerseytown, PA. Included in these large land holding of the family was that, which later became one of the show places in New Jersey, a 400 acre tract belonging to John Calvin Welliver - along-tme First Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Company. This farm is near Broadway, New Jersey, at a village now called Karrsville..." RGW & Gares History pg 12.

In his Will, Peter left; "to wife, Barbara, hosehold articles; to son John, 100 acre farm in Jerseytown, PA where he now lives, to son, Adam, 100 acre farm in Jerseytown, PA., where he now lives; to son, Christian, 100 acre farm in Jerseytown, PA, where he now lives, to son Peter, 1/2 of the land owned in Greenwich Twp., to son Joseph, home plantation which is 1/2 of land owned in Greewich Twp., to son, Phillip, to children of son, Valentine, to each child, to day. Mary Kinney, to dau. Ann Insco, to day. Margaret Morrell, to son Jacob, last plantation purchased if it is bought or with the remainder of of the money to be divided equally among the children that have no land" Executors: sons, Phillip and Joseph. Witnesses: samuel, Susanna and William Runkle. Will proved 30 Apr 1812. Inventory 12 April 1812 $566.68 by Wm. Runkle and Abraham Shipman.

The first three of Peter's sons moved to Jerseytown, PA., and settled on a tract of land purchased by their father. The second three sons remained on the homestead in Warren County, NJ.

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Adam Welliver
Birth 1758 in Madison, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Nov 1831 in Madisontwp, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA
Married
Leah 
Birth 1762 in , Sussex, New Jersey, USA
Death

Children of Adam & Leah Welliver:
Peter Welliver 1775 –
John Welliver 1777 –
Peter Welliver 1779 –
Christian Welliver 1781 –
Joseph Welliver 1790 – 1857
Thomas Welliver 1793 –
Jacob Welliver 1800 – 1843
Anna Welliver 1802 –
Elizabeth Welliver 1804 –
Mary Welliver 1806 –
Philip Welliver 1808 – 1838
Sarah Welliver 1810 – 1838

According to the history below, Adam only left 2 sons and 2 daughters.  So either all of the children above do not belong to him, a lot of them died young (possible) or the history is incorrect (also feasible).

Adam WELLIVER, from Sussex county, NJ, settled in the township about 1780. (Adam's son, Joseph was born in NJ, or so he states on the 1850 Madison twp., Montour co., PA census. He was born in 1790.) A large part of Jerseytown is built upon Adam's purchase, which stretched off to the north west. Adam left two sons and two daughters. John's farm lay to the southwest of Jerseytown. There was a family by the name of WHITMOYER living on it at the time of the Wyoming massacre in 1778. When other settlers left they concluded to stay, and in the next spring, at the season of making maple syrup two of the daughters went to the camp and while they were thus absent, the Indians came and killed all the rest of the family and scalped them. It is disputed whether there were three or five thus butchered. They were buried on the old road from Jerseytown to Washingtonville on the left hand side of the road, about half a mile from town, near where Capt William ALLEN now lives. John had a family of four sons and one daughter. Phineas, well remembered in the neighborhood was the youngest. The old farm is now occupied by Samuel JOHNSON. Christopher's land lay south of Jerseytown. A large part of it has been sold off in lots, and are now owned or occupied by William KISNER, John STOUT, Samuel JOHNSON and others. He raised fours sons and three daughters. Russel, who is quite well remembered, was the youngest son. He kept a store in Rohrsburg for a long time and now resides in the west.

Columbia County FS:
Personally came before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, Adam Welliver of Madison Twp., Columbia Co. & State of Pennsylvania, and being sworn according to law, deposed & say that he is well acquainted with Christian Welliver residing in the same place and was well acquainted with the said Christian Welliver in the time of Revolutionary War, that he served 5 terms in the Militia of the State of New Jersey (in company with deponant) and further saith not. Adam Welliver(his mark=0 0.

20 day of May 1835 I do certify that Adam Welliver the above deponant is a man of good repute forwith and is entitled to credit. Witness my hand....Cabel Thomas, JP

Columbia County
State of Pennsylvania
Personally appeared Peter Eveland of Mount Pleasant Twp. In said County who being duly sworn doth depose and say, that he knew Christian Welliver in the Revolutionary War and that he served 1 month near Amboy to deponent's personal knowledge, but he does not remember the Captain he served under, he also saw the said Christian Welliver at Morristown during 1 month in the service of the New Jersey Militia, and that the said Christian was also on another term of the Militia near Elizabethtown in New Jersey, that these terms were during the years 1776 & 1777, he does not particularly remember the time or the names of his officers, said deponent, says also that he thinks the said Christian was also out 1 or 2 other tours but he cannot now from loss of memory tell the particulars of the service. signed Peter Eveland (his mark) 29 Oct 1835 



"Daniel Welliver was accompanied by three cousins, John, Adam and Christopher." This is the Adam who came here to join his cousin Daniel WELLIVER and his brothers John and Adam.
(Source: History of Madison Township. http://www.rootsweb.com/~pacolumb/madhis.htm)

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Philip Welliver
Birth  ABT 1765 in Sussex co., New Jersey
Death Aug 1838 in , , Pennsylvania, USA
Married
Elizabeth
Birth
Death Aug 1838 in , , Pennsylvania, USA

Children of Philip & Elizabeth Welliver:

Charles Welliver 1805 –
Elizabeth Welliver 1805 –
John Welliver 1805 –
Lucy Welliver 1805 –
Prudence Welliver 1805 –
Leah Welliver 1807 – 1884

Census: 1850 Franklin, Warren Co., NJ - not possible if he died in 1838!



was born February 25, 1762 in Warren Co., NJ, and died April 26, 1852 in NJ. He married (1) ELIZABETH. He married (2) MARY. She was born 1776, and died 1831



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