I was recently made aware of the South family by someone making an inquiry on my Covenhoven (Crownover, Conover) line.Most of the trees give her dates as b 1750 or 1757, died 7 March 1818, buried in the Schenck-Covenhoven Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Monmouth NJwith her husband, Jacob Covenhoven, 1746-1825.
According to the "Van Kouwenhoven-Conover Family" published by Lincoln C Cocheu in serial form from 1939-1951, the wife of this Jacob Covenhoven is Mary Schenck, 1757-1818, daughter of Hendrick Schenck and Catherine Holmes.They had two sons, Hendrick and Gerret.
Daniel South left ten pounds each to "my grandchildren born of my daughter Mary Covenhoven".
I have been searching for the unknown wife of John Covenhoven, b about 1745 in New Jersey, son of John Covenhoven 1719-1778 and Lydia Pridmore who left New Jersey in the 1760s for Pennsylvania.The son settled in Huntingdon county with a large family, the father and rest of the family went to Berkeley county, VA in 1772.
Most of John and Lydia's children are named for her siblings.In the family of Huntingdon county John are the names Thomas, Jemima, and Hezekiah, which are not in the previous generations.Daughters Jemima and Lydia had daughters named Mary, which I suspect is their mother's name.
John Covenhoven sold his property in Huntingdon county to pay a debt in 1798 and disappeared.There was no wife named on the deed.I do think that his wife was one of the four females on the 1790 census.My husband's line is through son Daniel, and there also was a Benjamin and William.
I've been looking for John's wife for thirty years, and welcome your thoughts.