Mohney Family Genealogy Forum
Here's the reasoning behind the marriage of Mohney and Hilliard:
ANNA CATHERINA CHRISTINA3 MANY (HANS JACOB2 MANI, JACOB1 MANNI, SENIOR) was born 07 May 1724 in Altewiler, Germany (now Bas-Rhin, France), and died 09 June 1797 in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania (Source: Christ Churchyard, Centerville, Northampton County, PA.). She married JOHANN FRANZ HILGERT Abt. 1751 in Centerville, Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for ANNA CATHERINA CHRISTINA MANY:
Christina's relationship with Jacob and Mary is based on the following:
1) Christina Mahnyn was a sponsor of Maria Christina Lentz in 1748. (The suffox "in" or "yn" means "daughter of") She would have been Christina, Daughter of Mahny.
2) Christina and her husband were parents of Abraham and his sponsors were Adam Mann and his wife.
Sponsors were generally relatives of the child's parents.
3)Johan Adam, son of Adam Mann, married Mary Christine, daughter of Christina and Frantz.
It was common for cousins to marry in those days.
4) Frantz Hilliard received money from Jacob Mani's estate, along with Jacob's son Adam, and Jacob's wife, Mary.
The relationship is stated with RESERVATION. Other researchers have stated it as certain, but no definitive proof has been located, to the best of my knowledge.
I'm cutting and pasting here so bear with me if this gets confusing. Here's the info on the 2nd Hilliard/Mohney marriage:
JOHANN ADAM4 MOHNEY, JUNIOR (HANS ADAM3 MANY, SENIOR, HANS JACOB2 MANI, JACOB1 MANNI, SENIOR) was born 1754 in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and died 23 February 1818 in Millvale, Redbank Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (Source: Armstrong County, PA Vital Records, Will Number 9347.). He married MARIA CATRINA HILLIARD Abt. 1770 in Williams, Pennsylvania (Source: "Mary Haun."), daughter of JOHANN HILGERT and ANNA MANY.
Notes for JOHANN ADAM MOHNEY, JUNIOR:
After their marriage, Adam and Caty settled in Williams Township, Northampton County, PA. Adam served in the Revolution. He and his father are both listed on the Milita of that county. One was a private, in the company of Christian Schouss on 21 May 1772, the other was a Corporal. (Pa Archives, Volume III, Fifth Series, page 524.) Williams Township tax records of 1780 list Adam Manny, Junior, whose land was taxed at 325 pounds, was married, and was a farmer. In 1785, he sold his property, and the family had moved to Upper Mount Bethel Township, where the Federal Tax List shows him as Adam Mawney, owning 150 acres, 2 horses, and 3 cattle, paying 16.3 pounds. In 1786, he had added 10 acres and paid 13. 7 pounds in taxes. In 1788, he was up to 165 acres, 2 horses, and 3 cattles, paying 15.9 pounds for taxes. On 30 March 1790, he was issued a Warrant for 15 acres and on 2 June 1790, a warrant for an additional 221 acres. In 1810, he appears on the PA census of Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA.
Several of his children moved further west, settling in Armstrong County, PA. In 1808, Adam purchased 1100 acres of land in Redbank Township, Armstrong County, PA from Timothy Pickering of Wenham, Massachusetts and 2 men from Philadelphia, PA. His warrant was number 441 and contained 1137 acres, 84 perches, with allowances for roads. The deed was issued to Adam Mawney, of the Township of Upper Mount Bethel in the County of Northumberland. He made the first payment of $160 acres in 9 April 1811, with a second payment of $3200 to be made on the first day of May in 1811. The final payment of $1464.04 was to be paid on the first day of May in 1812. Adam signed his name in German: Adam Mani, and Caty signed her mark. (This land later became part of Redbank Township, Clarion County, PA. John Mohney, John Shafer, Jacob Hetrick, and the Doverspike family were among the first settlers from 1801 until 1805, according to Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County, PA - published by J. A. Caldwell in 1877. Caldwell stated that some of the settlers came from Westmoreland County and some from Lehigh County, )
Adam's land lay along both sides of the Lycamahoning, later known as the Red Bank Creek due to the red color of the soil along its banks, with his homestead on the north. There is said to have been a vein of quartz on the property which, according to the Armstrong County History, pages 189-90, ""appeared to be about 18 inches thick, and several rods long, and just above it a spring of very good water." The Indians used the quartz to make arrowheads. For years, settlers found arrowheads and bits of quartz on the land. Adam's children and some nephews, along with their families, settled along both sides of the creek, in an area which is still designated "Mahney's Crossroads" on the Armstrong County Map.
The Mohney's were charter members of the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed German Church, of Alcola. Red Bank Township, Armstrong County (now Clarion County), PA. Near by still stands the Yost Smith homestead. Yost married Adam's daughter, Magdalena.
The land which Adam purchased became the foundation of the towns of Hawthorne, Millville, and West Millville. These towns were laid out and named, but were not improved until after his death.
Adam's will is on file in the Armstrong County, PA courthouse, Will Book I, page 30, and was written in a mixture of German and English. His son, Isaac, and son-in-law, Jacob Miller, were the executors. Many of his children were not mentioned because they had already received land before his death.
Catherine and Adam are buried in the Alcola Cemetery.
Many of their descendants still live in the "Valley of the Red Bank".
Will of Adam Mauney Estate #93 Armstrong County, PA January 6, 1816
In the name of the Lord Amen. Whereas I Adam Mawney Sen of Armstrong Co. Redbank Township, any Valley, PA - Volume II and III, Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913 ( page 725-6))
Notes for MARIA CATRINA HILLIARD:
William Mohney has her date of birth as about 1764.
Children of JOHANN MOHNEY and MARIA HILLIARD are:
16. i. ANNA CATHERINA5 MOHNEY, b. 1771, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA; d. 1834, Red Bank Township, Armstrong County, PA.
17. ii. ANNA MARIA MAGDALENA MOHNEY, b. 21 June 1772, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA; d. 18 March 1855, Redbank Township, Armstrong County, PA.
18. iii. JOHANNES MOHNEY, b. 28 March 1774, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA; d. 27 November 1856, Alcola, Clarion County, PA.
19. iv. SUSANNAH MOHNEY, b. 07 September 1790, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA; d. Armstrong County, PA.
20. v. PETER MOHNEY, b. Abt. 1775, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA; d. 11 March 1836, Armstrong County, PA.
21. vi. ANNA CHRISTINA MOHNEY, b. 17 August 1781, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA.
22. vii. ADAM MOHNEY, JUNIOR, b. 07 September 1782, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA; d. March 1832, Redbank Township, Armstrong County, PA.
23. viii. JOHN JACOB MOHNEY, b. 15 June 1783, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA; d. Bef. 19 June 1832.
ix. HENRY MOHNEY, b. Abt. 1785, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA.
Notes for HENRY MOHNEY:
He was confirmed 16 April 1802, son of Adam Mahney, age 17, at the Reformed Church, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA. He may have died young as there was no further mention of him.
24. x. ELIZABETH MOHNEY, b. 17 February 1786, Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton County, PA; d. 06 April 1876.
25. xi. ABRAHAM MOHNEY, b. 15 August 1788, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA.
26. xii. ISAAC MOHNEY, b. 15 August 1788, Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. 15 January 1834, Millville, Redbank Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Hope this helps clear things up.