It's been awhile since I have seen a posting from you.
You are very adamant about Jacob Arney NOT being the son of Frederick Ernigh (Earney/Arney), which your previous shown evidence seems to indicate that being the fact.
The problem is, if this particular Jacob Arney (that moved in 1767 to North Carolina) is NOT the son of Frederick Ernigh, then who was he the son of?Who was he the brother of (meaning who were his siblings)?Who were this Jacob Arney's parents?Where did this specific branch of the Arney's come from?Were they already in the United States, or did they arrive (immigrate) from some other country?Frederick Ernigh arrived in the United States September 11, 1732.So, if this Jacob Arney was his "brother" when did he come to the United States?
I know several of the people researching this particular branch of Arney ancestors are perplexed at this very point in time, meaning solving this "mystery" of this particular Jacob Arney.
Jacob Arney, the father of Christian Arney (born in York Co., PA), and later the father of Peter Arney (born in Tryon Co., NC).
Ever since you sent me your evidence a few years ago, that this particular Jacob Arney was NOT the son of Frederick Ernigh, I too have been lost.I have been trying desperately to solve the mystery of Jacob Arney, with very little "fruit for my labor", if you know what I mean.
I can tell you that this Jacob Arney purchased land in North Carolina around the time of Peter Arney's birth in 1772.I can tell you that this Jacob Arney's land (after his death) went mostly to his son, Christian Arney, Sr. who moved with his father from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.I can tell you that both Jacob Arney (1784) and Christian Arney (1834) died in Lincoln (once was Tryon) County, North Carolina.
I can tell you that Peter Arney was "bound over", at the age of15 (1787), by the court as an "orphaned child" to a John Fullenwider until the age of 21, to learn the trade of a miller.
So, we know where this particular Jacob Arney (his wife's name mentioned in his will as, Elizabeth) was at the end of his life.
We do NOT know where this Jacob Arney, began his life!
This IS the Mystery of Jacob Arney.
So, how do we solve this mystery, once and for all?
I have been trying desperately, to get people "actively involved" in helping (working together) solve this mystery.
You have planted a "good seed" in who this particular Jacob Arney is NOT, the hard part is finding out who this particular Jacob Arney was!
I, myself, do not have the "financial assets" (meaning both time and more importantly, money) to travel around the country to specific libraries to try to solve this mystery, I simply cannot (I wish I did and could, but I do not and cannot).That is why I have tried to get other people actively involved in trying to solve this mystery.Maybe perhaps one of them may live in the areas in question that can help to find the answers, but so far, not anyone specific.
I have tried tracing Jacob Arney back to Pennsylvania before he moved in 1767, but have found no DTP (Definitive Tangible Proof) of his existence there.
DTP is basically anything you can tangibly touch that provides proof, ex. tombstones, wills, death certificates (death records), land deals (purchases or sales), marriage records, birth records, baptism records, tax rolls/records, military service records, Census, Bible recordings, photographs, etc.
So, how do we prove that this particular Jacob Arney lived in Pennsylvania prior to 1767?
How do we prove that this particular Jacob Arney was the father of Christian Arney, Sr.(and the rest of his children born in Pennsylvania)?
Somewhere, there had to be a record of these children's birth (with their parents listed), the question is does it still exist and if so, where can we find the documentation of it?
Somewhere, there had to be a record of Jacob Arney's marriage, to either or both wives, again the question is does it still exist and if so, where can we find the documentation of it?
Once we start solving the mystery of this particular Jacob Arney, with real DTP, only then will this "tie to Frederick Ernigh" finally separate and dissolve!
Thank you for your time, consideration, and cooperation, it is deeply appreciated.
Tom Rider wrote:
Jacob Arney was associated with his brother in law Werner Spainhower in York County, Pennsylvania around 1760.
Jacob and Werner married sisters, Anna Ursula and Ann Elizabeth Kron, who were daughters of Lorenz Kron and wife Anna Ursula Bender.
Apparently, Elizabeth Kron may have married first someone whose name was Lohner, as some records refer to her as Elizabeth Lohner. This would make Werner Spainhower her second husband. She was apparently born about 1729 in Germany.
The birth of Jacob Arney is uncertain. Since his son Christian Arney says in his pension application that he was born at Yorktown Pennsylvania in 1750, which would put the birth of Jacob Arney before 1730.
He was NOT the son of Frederick Earney/Arney of Berks County, but might have been a near relative, perhaps a brother.
There is no evidence for this right now, however.
Jacob Arney and first wife Anna Ursula had children Christian, Lorenz (perhaps Adam Lorenz) Henry and Elisabeth, and perhaps others.
Anna Ursula Arney died sometime in the mid 1760's and Jacob took as his second wife, Elizabeth (perhaps Hall).
Soon after (or even slightly before) Jacob Arney moved to Carolina.