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Re: John Moyer(s), Haycock Township, information please
Posted by: Eleanor Sibbert (ID *****3137) Date: July 01, 2002 at 08:13:13
In Reply to: John Moyer(s), Haycock Township, information please by John Bryant of 2283

I found this info. I'm not related but have ancestors from Bucks County too. Good luck.

(From:Colonial Men and Times
Author: Lillie DuPuy VanCulin Harper
Call Number: R929.2 qT758h
Bibliographic Information: Harper, Lille D.V. Colonial Men and Times. Philadelphia: Innes & Sons, 1916.

The name is spelled Meyer, Meyers, or Meier, Mayer, Myer, Myers, Mire, or Miere, and Moyer. "The Moyer Family History" p. 5.
1st. Gen. Lawrence Meyer came to Pennsylvania about 1741 at the age of 16 years. On January 3, 1763, he was living in Haycock Township, Bucks County, when Carroll Mc. Carty and Tamar, his wife, conveyed to Lawrence Meier a tract of 101 acres of land. Letters of administration were granted on his estate August 25, 1778, to his widow, Catherine Meier.
Family records state that he was a Sergeant in Captain Manus Yost's Associated Company from Haycock Township, and died of camp fever at Valley Forge, being succeeded as sergeant of that company by his eldest son Peter,
On September 14, 1791, John Moyer, second son of Lawrence Meyer, petitioned for inquest of the real estate of his Father, in Haycock Township, setting forth that Lawrence Meyer died intestate seized of about 100 acres and leaving to survive him a widow, Catherine, and nine children, viz:-- 1. Peter, 2. John, 3. Jacob, 4. Margaret, (mar. John Hoffman,) 5. Mary, (mar. Adam Dimmick,) 6. Elizabeth, (mar. Joseph Muffley,) 7. Catherine, (mar. Philip Grumbert,) 8. Susannah, (mar. Samuel Harwick,) 9. Barbara (mar. John Bergstresser,)
That Peter Meyer, eldest son, had renounced his right to two shares. The property was adjudged to John Moyer, the second son, who in 1797 conveyed it to George Fulmer.
In Mis. Book, 6, 80, Of. of Rec. of Deeds, Bucks county, is recorded a release of the heirs of Lawrence Meyer to George Fulmer for their several shares of the dower of Catherine Moyer, the widow. Peter Meyer also executed a release, or letter of attorney, to his brother John Meyer, dated April 1st., 1801, for his share of the said dower.

Also check out this book:
Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer and Other Pioneers
Author: Rev. A.J. Fretz
Call Number: R929.2 M613

A record of the descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer and other pioneers who came from Amsterdam to Philadelphia around 1700. Bibliographic Information: Fretz, Rev. A.J. A Genealogical Record of the descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer and Other Pioneers. Harlevsville, PA: News Printing House, 1896.

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