Whom do the three so-called marriages of David DeLattre (DeLader) of Frederick County Maryland confuse?
It has been very frustrating trying to separate fact from fiction, so I will list the so-called marriages of David DeLattre in order.
1. Anna Elizabeth Geringer, (Reportedly married September 27, 1718).
2. Anna Elizabeth Seyffert, (Marriage date not known).
3. Anna Barbara Kelli, (Marriage date not known).
To determine the children of David DeLattre (DeLader), who settled in Frederick County Maryland, look at the will written April 30, 1757 and probated February 18, 1767. In this will David mentions (1) "George William DeLader (my eldest son) and (2) Maudelina Silver, wife of Mathias Silver (my loving daughter). My dear wife Anna Barbara DeLader and my living children (3) Johannes DeLader, (4) Catherine DeLader and (5) Barbara DeLader." http://glendelawder.tripod.com/david2.htm
Who were the mothers of the children mentioned in the will of David?
Anna Elizabeth Seyffert had two children by David, (1) George and (2) Maudelina, and Anna Barbara Kelli had three children by David, (3) Johannes, (4) Catherine, and (5) Barbara.
Fact 1. Anna Elizabeth Seyffert was the mother of (1) George and (2) Maudelina.
Fact 2. Anna Barbara Kelli was the mother of (3) Johannes, (4) Catherine, and (5) Barbara.
Fact 3. None of the five children of Anna Elizabeth Geringer were mentioned in the will, which were living at the time the will was written.
Fact 4. Under British Common Law the husband owned everything and if no will was written, then the wife would receive 1/3 of the estate and the remainder of the estate would be split equally between the living children. Therefore when a will was written the husband would mention all of his children and his wife in the will, so that there could be no disputes as to his intensions after death.
Fact 5. “Obvious Conclusion”, Anna Elizabeth Geringer and her five children by a David DeLattre was not a wife of the David DeLattre (DeLader) whose will was probated February 18, 1767.
Now the “Big Question” is, which David DeLattre landed in Philadelphia on the Saint Andrew on October 2, 1741?
Fact 1. The original passenger list of the Saint Andrew listed only the men in passage on the ship, and a David DeLauder age 31 was on that list.
Fact 2. The reportedly marriage of Anna Elizabeth Geringer and a David DeLattre was September 27, 1718.
Fact 3. If the above Fact 2 is correct, then the David DeLauder which landed in Philadelphia on the Saint Andrew on October 2, 1741 would have been 8 years of age at the time of the reportedly marriage to Anna Elizabeth Geringer, since the listed passenger list age of David DeLauder was 31, and would indicate this David was born around 1710.
Fact 4. “Obvious Conclusion”, if the above Fact 2 and 3 are correct, then Anna Elizabeth Geringer and three of her five children were not on the ship Saint Andrew, which landed in Philadelphia on October 2, 1741.
The descendants of Anna Elizabeth Geringer and a David DeLattre have falsified historical recorders by falsely claiming Anna Elizabeth Geringer and three of her five children landed in Philadelphia on the Saint Andrew on October 2, 1741.
One must understand until one can backup their genealogy with facts and dates then everything you read on the Internet must be taken with a grain of salt. Until the connection between the correct David DeLattre through (David, Martin, Louis, Jehan (Le Jeune), Jehan (L’Ancien), and Jehan DeLattre) can be proven, one must accept the ancestral line of the David DeLattre (DeLader) who settled in Frederick County Maryland and whose will was probated February 18, 1767 is the end of the line at the moment.
Richard A DeLaughter
(A descendant of David DeLattre whose will was probated February 18, 1767 and George William DeLader, his oldest son.)
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