Henry Leamer Will~Jacob~Jake+ Mary "Polly" Leamer>Jane Confer + Henry Clapper PA
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Mary Leamer Mary Leamer was born on August 05, 1793 in York Co., PA. Her parents moved with their family from York Co. to Huntingdon Co. PA in 1797 when Mary was age 4. There is a female the right age group to be Mary, age 7, in the household of Henry Lemer on the 1800 census of Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., PA. There is a female the right age group to be Mary, age 16, in the household of H. Leamer on the 1810 census of Franks, Huntingdon Co., PA. Mary married George Confer/Confair about 1810, and they had at least one daughter named Jane who was born in 1811.
Name: Henry Leamer
Birth: 7 MAY 1761 in Bermudian, PA
Death: 4 MAR 1836 in Canoe Creek, PA
Reference Number: 3-2
!SEE: "The Leamers; A Family History". Chap. II. pp. 11-24, Published 1976;
"The Lehmer-Leamer-Lamer History", pp. 59-69. Published 1978;
A true Copy compared with the original the 27th August 1806
From Huntingdon County courthouse Will Book 4
Last Will & Testament of Henry Leamer Sen. deceased
Date of Will: January 6, 1828
Probated: March 21, 1836:
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Leamer of the township of Frankstown in the County of Huntingdon and state of Pennsylvania being in perfect health of body and of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of life do hereby make and ordain this my last will and Testament as follows.
First I will direct and order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my Executors hereinafter named.
Second in case my beloved wife Christina does survive my decease I give and bequeath to her for her support during her natural life what is hereinafter Specified.
Thirdly I give and bequeath to the eight children of my son John deceased, viz Henry, Jane, William, Jacob, Catharine, Margaret, Charlotte and Susanna, one hundred dollars each when they arive at the age of twenty one years (if not sooner paid by myself) to be paid by my executors as follows, viz. The first one year after my decease, and then one hundred dollars to be paid to them annually, to the oldest first, untill they are all paid, but none of them to receive the money while in their minority.
Fourthly I give and bequeath to my son George one thousand dollars (deducting the sum which is already paid, if any, which will appear from the accounts when settled) to be paid in the following manner viz one hundred dollars on the first day of April next, and then one hundred dollars yearly and every year to be paid by his Executors if not paid by myself on the first day of April untill the above sum is finally paid.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my son William the tract of land on which he now lives Situate in Greenfield Township Bedford County containing one hundred and eighty acres or thereabouts he the said William to pay me or my Executors one thousand dollars in manner following viz fifty dollars on the first day of April one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and then fifty dollars yearly and every year untill the said one thousand dollars is paid.
Sixthly I give and bequeath to my son Jacob the tract of land on which he now lives Situate in Antes Township Huntingdon County containing ninety six acres or thereabouts and also seven Hundred dollars which I have already paid to and for him.
Seventhly I give and bequeath to my son Henry the tract of land whereon I now live (it being composed of different surveys) containing one hundred ninety acres or thereabouts, Together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, (Excepting and reserving the privilege of a site for a dwelling house which I intend to build, on the north side of the turnpike road and East of my present dwelling house and also the one third of my present garden, pasture for two Cows and a horse creture?) during my natural life and that of my wife) he the said Henry to pay to me or my Executors one thousand dollars in the same manner and at the same time which the thousand dollars is to be paid by my son William.
Eighthly I give and bequeath to my son David the tract of land whereon my son George now lives situate in Frankstown Township, Huntingdon County, containing two hundred and forty acres or thereabouts, he the said David to pay me or my Executors eight hundred dollars in the following manner, viz, fifty dollars on the first day of April one thousand eight hundred & twenty nine and then fifty yearly and every year untill the said eight hundred dollars is fully paid.
***Ninthly I give and bequeath to my two sons William and Henry, or the survivors of them, the tract of land which my daughter Mary (who is intermarried to George Confair) now lives on situate in Frankstown Township Huntingdon County containing two hundred acres or thereabouts. To Hold to my said sons William and Henry and the survivor of them, during the natural life of my daughter Mary, in Trust for the following uses and no other viz, that the annual rents, issues and profits arising out of or from the said tract of land shall be used exclusively applied to the use support and maintainance of my said daughter Mary and her children during the natural life of Mary, And after her death I will and devise that the said tract of land or peice of land to go to her children free from any debt or incumberance from him the said George Confair. Amongst her children then alive share and share alike, and should any of the said children then be dead and have no lawful issue to take such part as would have fallen to the share of his, her or their parent had he or she been alive then its share to be divided amongst them living. To hold to my said grandchildren their heirs and assigns forever as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants adn be regulated and possessed by my daughter and children in all things not herein specially provided for, according to the provisions of the acts of Assembly of this State directing the decent of intestates and Estates. And further I will and direct that in case both my sons William and Henry should die before my said daughter and before all of her children are of age, then my wife is, that the trust herein contained to extend to their Executors or Administrators or the survivor or survivors of them. But after the decease of my daughter Mary and the arrival of all of her children at the age of twenty one years there is to be three hundred dollars paid out of the land bequeathed to her and her children which three hundred dollars is to belong to my Estate if not sooner paid to me or my executors (?).
Tenthly, I give and bequeath to my two sons William and Henry or the survivor of them the tract of land my daughter Elizabeth (who is married to Daniel Double) now lives on, situated in Frankstown Township containing one hundred and sixty acres or thereabouts it being part of two tracts of land one in the name of William Patterson and the other in my own name, the residue of the said two surveys having been herein before bequeathed to my son David the division line to commence sixty six perches down the river from the Southwest corner of William Patterson's survey and from thence to run North sixty degrees West across the said two tracts untill strikes the line of the land now belonging to William McKillip. To hold to my sons William and Henry in the same manner and under the same restrictions as the last herein before mentioned tract for the use of the said Elizabeth and her heirs. And also two hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors herein after named for the use of my said daughter Elizabeth her heirs and no other to be paid as follows viz. fifty dollars one year after my decease and then fifty dollars annually, untill the said two hundred dollars is fully paid unless already, or sooner paid by myself.
Eleventhly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanah her heirs and legal representatives (she being now married to George Gast) a tract of land situated in Frankstown Township Huntingdon County, adjoining lands now claimed or occupied by Joseph Patton, George Heiteman, Abraham Good & others containing one hundred and fifty acres or thereabouts he the said George Gost to pay four hundred dollars to me or my Executors, in manner following, viz fifty dollars on the first day of April One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine and fifty dollars yearly and every year untill the said four hundred dollars is fully paid.
Twelfthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine who is married to Andrew Thompson a Lot or piece of land near Williamsburgh containing eleven acres or thereabouts which was conveyed to me by John Brumbaugh by Deed dated the eighteenth day of May A. D. 1804 Recorded in the office for recording Deeds in and for the County of Huntingdon in Book K (H?) page 57. And also the other tract or piece of land situate in the said County of Huntingdon containing sixty acres or thereabouts which was conveyed to me by the said John Brumbaugh by Deed duly Executed bearing dated the 18th May A. D. 1804 recorded in the office for recording Deeds in and for the County of Huntingdon in Book H page 57. And also four hundred dollars to be paid to her legal representatives in manner following viz fifty dollars one year after my decease and then fifty dollars yearly and every year untill the said four hundred dollars is fully paid. to be paid by my Executors if not sooner paid by myself.
Thirteenth. In case my loving wife Christina does survive my decease I give and bequeath to her all the household furniture & stock or estate that I may have at my decease. And also all the reservations which I have hereinbefore made in the tract bequeathed to my son Henry. And also the proceeds of a tract of land which belongs to me adjoining lands of Peter Good, Absalom Boyles and others. And also the legal interest of two thousand dollars to be paid to her annually by my Executors hereinafter named, in whose hands I will leave the principal. And all the property, or estate which I may have after my decease and the decease of my loving wife which is not hereinbefore bequeathed is to be equally divided amongst my legal heirs. And lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my loving and trusty sons William Leamer and Henry Leamer to be Executors of this my last will and Testament.
And finally I do hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other as my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Twenty eight.
Henry Leamer (seal)
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Henry Leamer as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other. The words (if not paid by myself) on first page underlined before signing,
Absalom Boyles, Peter Good, John Fogelsong (his mark)
Before me the Register for the Probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for the said County of Huntingdon personally appeared Absalom Boyles who being sworn according to law doth depose and say that he was personally present and heard and saw the above named Henry Leamer Sign, Seal, execute, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing (which precedes the signature and seal of the said Henry Leamer) as and for his last Will and Testament, and that he this deponent did sign his name thereto as a witness in the presence of Peter Good another subscribing witness & in the presence of said Testator, and at his instance and request, and that the said Testator was at the time of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief. Sworn and subscribed the 21st day of March A.D. 1836
Absalom Boyles, before John Reed, Register, Huntingdon County
Before me the Register for the Probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for the said County of Huntingdon personally appeared Peter Good who on his solemn affirmation taken according to law doth depose and say that he was personally present and heard and saw the above named Henry Leamer sign, seal, execute, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing (which precedes the signature and seal of the said Henry Leamer) as and for his last Will and Testament, and that he this deponent did sign his name thereto as a witness in the presence of Absalom Boyles another subscribing witness & in the presence of said Testator, and at his instance and request, and that the said Testator was at the time of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief. Sworn and subscribed the 21st day of March A.D. 1836
Peter Good, before John Reed, Register, Huntingdon County
William Leamer & Henry Leamer Executors of Henry Leamer Sen. deceased
Letters Testamentary were this day granted to William Leamer and Henry Leamer Executors of the last will and testament of Henry Leamer Senr. dec. Inventory to be exhibited within one month and a just and true account calculation and reckoning of their said administration within one year. Given under the seal of the office the 21st day of March A.D. 1836. John Reed, Register
Father: Johannes "John" Lehmer b: 27 MAR 1725 in Stammheim, Hesse, Germany c: in Johannes SCHWING (godfather)
Mother: Elizabetha Guenther b: JUL 1730 in Mittelgreundau c: 9 JUL 1730 in (Church on the Mountain) of Mittelgreundau
Marriage 1 Christina Jane Gordon b: 1765
Married: ABT 1780
John Leamer b: 17 APR 1784
George Leamer b: 17 OCT 1785
William Leamer b: 18 JUN 1787
Jacob Leamer b: ABT 1791
Mary "Polly" Leamer b: 5 AUG 1793
Elizabeth Leamer b: 23 AUG 1795
Henry Leamer b: 27 SEP 1797
David L. Leamer b: 4 SEP 1799 in Bermudian, PA
Susanna Leamer b: 20 JUL 1801
Catherine Leamer b: 29 JUL 1803
Name: Mary LEAMER
Given Name: Mary
Change Date: 28 Apr 2006 1
Birth: 5 AUG 1793 in Canoe Creek, York Co., PA
Father: Henry LEHMERLAMER b: 7 MAY 1761 in Bermudian, York Co., PA
Mother: Christina Jane GORDON
Marriage 1 George CONFERCONFAIR b: ABT 1793
Married: BEF 1811 2
Jane CONFER b: 7 DEC 1811 in Pennsylvania
Abbrev: Jane Curci
Title: Jane Curci, Email
Abbrev: Jane Curci
Title: Jane Curci, Email
Name: Jacob CONFER
Given Name: Jacob
Death: 20 Jan 1832 in Frankstown Twp., Blair (then Huntingdon) County, Pennsylvania
Burial: Jan 1832 Newry Lutheran Cem., Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania
Change Date: 11 Jan 2007 at 10:42:40
Father: Johan Peter CONVER I b: 6 Sep 1732 in Zweibrüken, Palatinate, Germany c: 6 Sep 1732 in Zweibrüken, Palatinate, Germany
Mother: Anna Maria
Marriage 1 Elizabeth b: 1773
George CONFER b: ABT 1793
John CONFER b: 1795
Jacob CONFER b: ABT 1800 in McKee's Gap, Blair County, Pennsylvania
Daniel CONFER b: ABT 1802 in , , Pennsylvania
Samuel CONFER b: 29 Jan 1811 in , , Pennsylvania
Jane Curci2006-12-07 02:16:20
Many thanks to Hal Hileman, gr-gr-grandson of Michael Hileman, who submitted this information.
1820 - 1915
Harold D. Hileman
November, 1999 Copyright ©1999 by Harold D. Hileman
Permission to reprint the "The Memoirs of Michael Hileman Jr." is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, PROVIDED: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) a copy of this notice appears at the end of the reprint.
On the 22nd of June, 1820, I was born in the log cabin which Grandfather Milligan had built when the country was almost a wilderness. I was the youngest of nine children. When grandparents established their residence in this three room log cabin, the Indians occasionally made raids on the settlement from their hunting grounds on the head waters of the Susquehanna River, beyond the Alleghenies. One of the worst of the raids of which Grandfather told me, was attended with the massacre of the HOWSER AND OLRAY families. Only two of the Howser families escaping the tomahawk and scalping knife, and these two were taken captive. They were very young children. They remained with the Potawatomies until forty years later, when the government in removing a tribe to the western reserve where what is now the state of Ohio, discovered JOACHIM AND RACHEL HOWSER who were now grown to middle age. Rachel was the wife of a Chief; Joachim, who had refused to marry a squaw, though he was made a chief by virtue of his bravery in the fight with the York State Indians in which the chief was killed by Joachim.
When told of the massacre of their parents and friends by the Potawatomies, when they were taken capture so long before, they were dazed and almost unable to comprehend the situation. However, their liberators prevailed upon them to return to their homeland, and scenes of their childhood, in the hope of that memory, when upon the scenes of their childhood, they would recall something to their minds of the time before the terrible time of their capture. Can we realize the feelings of these two unfortunate people as they were liberated from the Indians? Rachel being the mother of several papooses. Of course she was in the most trying of situation, for she had a mothers love for her children while they were plainly of Indian blood.
They returned to the beautiful and peaceful Juniata valley amidst the splendid mammoth oaks, the shell bark hickory, the sycamore and the gigantic black walnuts. The swallows flitted over the stream, and the brownthirst sang in the midst of the bough just as they did forty years before, while this man and woman were barefoot children rollicking in their childish glee. In the presence of this scene much of it remained as it was in their childhood, but nothing was distinctly recalled to their memory, though they thought they could recall some glimpses of the past.
What a sad situation, the memories which might have heaved their bosom of motion, and pained their hearts, are not manifested in their beholding the scenes of their childhood. There remain in the neighborhood a few who will always remember the terrible ordeal, when these two were so cruelly taken from them; and these people tried to suggest things to their memory, but nature had almost sealed the past of that day to them. They remained but a little while until they returned to Potawatomies, to live and to die with them, far beyond the Alleghenies, in what is now the state of Ohio.
Father said that several attempts had been made to find the captives but without success. The greatest attempt to do so was when a band of the strongest and the bravest of Huntingdon County ventured into the country of the Potawatomies at Cherry Tree, and while reconnoitering there one, of the strongest and the bravest of the party was suddenly surprised and taken captive by the very Indians whom they were hunting for.
>>>>>>Fortunate it was for *JAKE CONFARE* that he was so cool headed and brave. His companions soon discovered footprints in the forest and immediately decided that they were those of Jake's captures or slayers. They redoubled their efforts now to overtake them, if possible, but the wile red men escaped their pursuers without allowing themselves to be seen by the white men. They took their captive to their tribe on their hunting grounds in the pine groves of Kittatinny, and here JAKE awaited his fate or a chance to escape.
He lived with them for a year and a half without once events any desire to escape. But some traders came along with some ice skates, and they traded them to the Indians without the Indians having any idea how to use them, and Jake also pretended not to know. So one day while out wobbling about on his skates, he took a chance, and took off skating down the river. Obviously the Indians couldn't catch him, and so he made his escape.
The joy throughout the neighborhood was unbounded when the word was sent around of Jake's escape. The whole community had been in despair after the return of his companions without him. His account of his life while in captivity among the Potawatomie gave intense interest to young and old for many a day. At the time of the return of Rachel and Joachim, Jake Confare and Grandpa were old men. When the brother and his sister returned to the Indians to live the remainder of their lives, it was almost more than Jake and Grandfather could stand. They hated the Potawatomies, and in fact, all of the Indians so intensely.
Jane Curci2006-12-07 02:31:11
LUTHERAN Cemetery: at Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania
It appears that Susannah was married to Samuel Confer.
Susannah CONFER, d. Nov 26, 1852, aged, 43-4-0, b.July 26, 1809
Samuel CONFER, d. Sep 13, 1855, aged 44-2-11, b.Jul 2, 1811
Jane Curci2006-12-26 22:45:07
BIO MARY d/oJACOB+SAMUEL KIMBERLING BLAIR PA c1842
Posted by: J C Date: January 18, 2002 at 03:00:14
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HENRY A. KIMBERLING,
an industrious and prosperous citizen of Frankstown township, is a son of Samuel and MARY (CONFER) Kimberling, and was born at Point View, near Canoe Mountain, in Catharine township, Blair county, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1842.
His paternal grandfather, John Kimberling, was a farmer by occupation, and resided for many years at the base of the Loop mountain, where he operated the flouring mill now known as the Mentzer mill. He was a republican in politics at the time of his death, and had been thrice married. His first
wife was a Miss Stambaugh, by whom he had one child. He married for his second wife Lena Geesey, by whom he had two children. His son, Samuel Kimberling (father), was born June 20, 1818, in the beautiful valley at the base of the Loop mountain, in Frankstown township. In early life he was
engaged in boating on the Juniata canal, afterward worked at Spang's furnace, and was successfully engaged in farming on the Good farm, near Cove mountain, and in the Turkey valley, where he died in 1869, aged sixty years, two months and twenty-five days. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church, and a republican in politics, and had served as supervisor of his township. He married Mary Confer, who was a native of Pennsylvania, and died in 1890.
They reared a family of six children, two sons and four daughters: Henry A., Samuel L., Tillie, Hettie M., Lizzie, and Laura R. Mrs. Kimberling was a daughter of JACOB CONFER, who was of Irish descent, and a resident of Turkey
valley, Blair county.
Henry A. Kimberling was reared on the farm, received his education in the common schools, and has always followed farming and stock raising in Frankstown township.
In 1867 Henry A. Kimberling was united in marriage with Catherine Geesey, and their union has been blessed with one child, a son named William, who was born October 12, 1868, and is assisting his father in farming. Mrs. Kimberling is a model housekeeper, and an amiable and entertaining woman.
She was born at Frankstown on March 26, 1840, and is a daughter of Jacob Geesey, who was born in 1802, in New York, from which he removed to Dutch valley, and afterwards to the farm now occupied by Mr. Kimberling, where he died. Jacob Geesey married Margaret Gast, by whom he had twelve children: Mary M., dead; Catherine, dead; Michael, married; Margaret, dead; Sarah, dead; Susan, married; Elizabeth, married; Harriet, married; Catherine Kimberling; Nancy Jane, married; Lydia, dead; and Maria E., married.
In politics Henry A. Kimberling is a republican. He give close attention to his farm and business affairs, and believes that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.
Transcribed and submitted to the Blair County, PA, USGenWeb archives by Donna
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
***** Mary KEMBERLING Self W Female W 50 PA Keeping House PA PA
B. Laura KEMBERLING Dau S Female W 24 PA PA PA
Samuel KEMBERLING Son S Male W 17 PA PA PA
Census Place Frankstown, Blair, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255103
NA Film Number T9-1103
Page Number 291C
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1
1. Henry A KEMBERLING was born 9 May 1842. He was the son of 2. Samuel KIMBERLING and 3. Mary CONFER. He married Catherine Anne GEESEY 24 Jan 1867 in Geeseytown, Frankstown Twp, Blair Co, PA, daughter of Jacob GEESEY and Margaret GAST. She was born 26 Mar 1840 in Frankstown, Frankstown Twp, Blair Co, PA, and died 15 Oct 1924.
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2
2. Samuel KIMBERLING was born 20 Jun 1818 in Frankstown Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA, and died SEP 1869. He was the son of 4. John KIMBERLING and 5. Leanore GEESEY.
3. Mary CONFER. She was the daughter of 6. Jacob CONFER.
Child of Mary CONFER and Samuel KIMBERLING is:
1. i. Henry A KEMBERLING was born 9 May 1842. He married Catherine Anne GEESEY 24 Jan 1867 in Geeseytown, Frankstown Twp, Blair Co, PA, daughter of Jacob GEESEY and Margaret GAST. She was born 26 Mar 1840 in Frankstown, Frankstown Twp, Blair Co, PA, and died 15 Oct 1924.
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3
4. John KIMBERLING was born in York Twp, York Co, PA, and died Apr 1838 in Frankstown, Huntingdon Co, PA.
5. Leanore GEESEY was born 30 Dec 1799 in York Twp, York Co, PA, and died 29 Sep 1865 in Frankstown Twp,. Blair Co, PA.
Child of Leanore GEESEY and John KIMBERLING is:
2. i. Samuel KIMBERLING was born 20 Jun 1818 in Frankstown Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA, and died SEP 1869. He married Mary CONFER, daughter of Jacob CONFER.
6. Jacob CONFER.
Child of Jacob CONFER is:
3. i. Mary CONFER. She married Samuel KIMBERLING, son of John KIMBERLING and Leanore GEESEY. He was born 20 Jun 1818 in Frankstown Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA, and died SEP 1869.