Benjamin Decker of Exeter Township, PA
Benjamin Decker appears in the 1790 census of Luzerne Co., PA. He was called "of Kingston" (Luzerne County, not Ulster Co., NY) in a 1794 deed and "of Northmoreland" (Luzerne Co.) in a 1795 deed. He appears in Exeter Township on the 1798 US. Direct Taxt Lists, the Pennsylvania Septennial census of 1800, and the 1800 and 1810 federal censuses. In the 1820 federal census he was in Northmoreland Township. The Luzerne County Register's index lists his estate, with Isaac Decker as administrator, and Thomas Decker and Daniel Harding posting bond on 12 Mar 1828. I wonder if he's the same Benjamin as mentioned in the 1779 Northampton County will of Benjamin Decker, which lists his daughter Yoneche, wife of Elias Decker and Yonech's son Benjamin, under 21. Yonche also had a son Elias. Elias, married Katharine Line and Mary Sparks. Katharine is almost certainly the Katharine Decker mentioned in Conrad Line's 1815 estate in Luzerne County. This leads me to believe that Yonche's son, Benjamin, could also be living in Luzerne Co. Several trees (mostly unsourced or copied from one another) list Yoneche's son married to Rachel Cortright, but elsewhere Rachel's husband appears to be Benjamin Decker, the son of Johannes Hendrick Decker and Sarah Hoornbeck. Can anybody clear this up for me? Or tell me who this Exeter Benjamin is?