History and genealogy of the Reed family : Johann Philip Ried, Rieth, Riedt, Ritt, Rit, Rüdt, etc. in England and America : an ...
Jacob Conver was the oldest child of Christian and Barbara Conver. His parents arrived in America, in teh ship "Patience"; the father qualified at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 9, 1751. They became early settlers in Hatfield Township, and owned and lived on a farm adjoining that of Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Reed. The farm was part of 1000 acres of land that the Penns had reserved, which they conveyed first only under the leasehold plan, and for which a fee-simple deed of sale was not given by the Proprietaries until 1770.
The Convers, like the Reeds, were early German Palanties, were of the German Reformed faith, and worshipped at the Indian Creek Reformed Church, in Franconia Townshiip, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The families, being neighbors and of the same church, were very friendly, and, of course
The next page shows the actual BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE (in German)
Translated reads: -- "To this wedded couple, namelly, Jacob Conver and his wife Elisabeth, a daughter, is born to the world in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 1788, the 3d day of May, who was baptized by the Reverend [Pomp?], Reformed preacher, the 12th day of June, 1788. Sponsor, Catharine Riedin. The before mentioned Catharine is born in America, in the State of Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Hatfield Township. The Lord shall preserve they ging out and they coming in from this time forth, and evermore. Amen."
...continued from above: having children of like age, they inter-married. Jacob Conver and his family were devoted Christians, he serving his church in all capacities as layman.
Jacob Conver in his day was a rather prominent man of Hatfield. He was educated and reared in the township, and was consipcuous in its affairs. During the Revolution, he was an officer in the Hatfield Militia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Reed. For a time he served as a soldier in the ranks under the command of his brother-in-law, Captain Philip Reed.
Upon the death of his father, Christian Cover,* in 1785, the son became owner of the old Conver homestead at Hatfield. Here he then lived and farmed until his death, in 1827. Upon the death of his father-in-law, Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Reed, in 1820, Jacob Conver was the surviving executor of his estate, and its settlement involved no little trouble and time, for the heirs were numerous and widely scattered, some residing in distant states.