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Re: Peter Passwater & Rachel Coverdale
Posted by: Willard Saunders (ID *****5353) Date: February 16, 2010 at 17:00:34
In Reply to: Peter Passwater & Rachel Coverdale by Andrea Nowlin of 684

I found no mention of a Peter Passwater in the genealogy of Richard Coverdill of Sussex Co., DE (below.) However,the surname Passwater is mention and might be of use to you.

Richard Coverdell [Coverdale], yeoman, d. leaving a will dated 10 Feb
1770, proved 6 Feb 1771. Heirs: wife Elizabeth; sons John, Richard, Israel and
Matthew Coverdell; daus. Mary, Sarah, Jean [Jane], Rosannah and Elizabeth.
Extrs., wife Elizabeth and son Israel. Witnessed by Warren Burrough, David
Passwaters, Charles Polk, Jr. {SCP Arch. A67: 94-95; Reg. of Wills: B: 421-422} [Note:
{SCP Arch. A67: 95} shows the estate was settled June 8, 1785 by Israel Coverdale,
surviving Extr].
Richard Coverdell and Elizabeth (N) were the parents of JOHN;

Second Generation
2. JOHN COVERDALL, probable son of Richard (1) Coverdell and Elizabeth
(N), m. Jennifer (N).
John Coverdall d. leaving a will dated 5 Nov 1787, proved 22 Nov
1787. Heirs: wife [Jennifer] Coverdall; sons Samuel, William, Isaac, Richard
and John Coverdall; daus. Susanna, Phebe and Hessie Coverdall; grandson Levi
Coverdall. Extrs., sons Samuel and William Coverdall. Witnessed by Rebeckah
Douce, Aaron Bloxam, John Lofland. {SCP Arch. A67: 81; Reg. of Wills: D: 158-159}
John Coverdall and Jennifer (N) were the parents of SAMUEL;
3. ISRAEL COVERDALE, son of Richard (1) Coverdell and Elizabeth (N), m.
Rachel (N).
In 1785, Israel Coverdale appeared on the assessment rolls of
Nanticoke Hundred. {Scharf: LXXIII}
Israel Coverdale, yeoman, d. leaving a will dated 5 Feb 1795, proved 3
March 1795. Heirs: wife Rachel Coverdale; sons Richard, Israel, William, Eli,
Boaz and Purnel Coverdale; dau. Elizabeth Ratcliff. Extrs., wife Rachel
Coverdale and sons Richard, Israel and William Coverdale. Witnessed by John
Polk, Richard Passwaters, Mary Passwaters. {SCP Arch. A67: 76; Reg. of Wills: E: 25-
26} [Note: -{SCP Arch. A67: 76} mentions Minus Ratcliff, husband of Elizabeth
Coverdale Ratcliff; also shows the estate was settled by Boaz Coverdale, D. B.
N., C. T. A.]
Rachel Coverdill d. leaving a will dated 8 Aug 1800, proved 7 Oct
1800. Heirs: daughter Elizabeth Ratclift [Ratcliff]; son Purnal Coverdill. Extrs.
sons Israel and Ely Coverdill. Witnessed by Elizabeth Paswaters, John Polk,
Sally Carr. {SCP Reg. of Wills: E5: 266}
In the Sussex Co. Orphans

Ralph and Catherine Beverly, 'Colonial Families of Delaware', Volume 11 (Lewes, DE:Colonial Roots

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