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John Jacob Mickley (b. 1697, d. August 18, 1769)
|Deed John Jacob to Peter|
John Jacob Mickley (son of Louis Michelet and Suzanne Mangeot) was born 1697 in Zweibrucken, and died August 18, 1769 in Egypt, Whitehall Twsp., Lehigh County, PA -of Cholera due to Drought.He married Elizabeth Barbara Burkhalter on Aft. 1733 in Before 1737, Probably in Whitehall, PA, daughter of Ulrich Burkhalter and Anna Barbara Shearer.
Notes for John Jacob Mickley:
Letters in Moravian Archives on Internet:
The Honble. John Penn Lieut. Governor of Pennsylvania Speech to the Indians going to New York — As Delivered at Trenton on the 7th Day of Jan. 1764 —
I should have been pleased to have had the Opportunity of Speaking to You before You went out of Town But the Great Hurry You were obliged to move in, to Accompany Capt. Robeson prevented me. I therefore desired Mr. Logan to go with You part of the Way and to take the first Opportunity of Delivering You my Message, which I request You to attend closely to, and that You will deliver to the Indians who live about General Johnsons and to the Indians in the six Nations Country.
It is as follows
Brethren of the Six Nations —
You well know that It has always been a fixed Agreement between Us, that Whenever any Accident or Evil befell Either of Us, We should take the first Opportunity to Inform each other of it. As I have this Opportunity by some of our Brethren who are going at their own Request to General Johnson. It is with Great Sorry I inform You, That some of Your People have since we Entered into our solemn Peace at Easton in the most cruel Manner murthered [murdered] a Great Number of my People, Who, in full Confidence of Your keeping up closely to Your Engagements, had Returned to their Settlements.
This unexpected Barbarous Conduct without any Cause Given on our Part, had so embittered the Minds of their Relations and Friends who live on our Frontiers that they formed themselves into a small Body and came down without my Knowledge, and have killed those Indians who lived at the Connoytown near Connestogoe, being twenty in all, Men Women & Children.
Their Manner in Coming down to that Town was so sudden and private, that neither I, nor any of my Council knew of it till it was all over, Otherwise I should have Endeavoured to have prevented it.
I am now taking all the Measures in my Power to find out the People who have committed the Murders and have Issued my Proclamation, and offered a Reward of Two hundred Pounds for apprehending each Man, That they may be put to Death according to our Laws and I Desire You will find out and Inform the Relations of those Indians of what has happened to their Friends, and the Steps I am taking to bring the Offenders to Justice — I now send them Twenty one Black Strand Match Coats to cover their Graves and Twenty one Handker. to wipe the Tears from their Eyes.
Here deliverd the Strands & Hankers.
I allow when anything of this Sort happens on either Side, It is very Sorrowfull and Aggravating, But You must own That Your unruly Young Men have been the first Cause of all the Troubles and Murthers [sic] which have happened since we made Peace with each other. It is now about Nine Months since the first Struck us near Pitsburg [sic] Without any Cause Given by my People, and many have since that Time been cruelly killed. I therefore desire You will take the Hatchet out of your Young Peoples Hands, and tell them That by their not Hearckening [sic] to the Advice of their old Wise Men They have brought all these troubles on themselves and Us. — Let what has past be all forgot on both Sides, Let the Hatchet be buried so deep in the Ground as to be Out of the Reach of Your Young Men.
If you do this, Whe [sic] shall then live in Peace & Plenty as our Forefathers used to do. — To assure You that this is my Earnest Request and that I desire to live in Peace with You I send You this Belt of Wampum.
A Belt of 7 Rows.
Our Brethren the Indians who lived at Bethlehem hearing of the Death of their Brethren at Connestogoe Were very Uneasy lest Some Micschief should also befall them. I have therefore at their Request Sent them under a Guard of Soldiers to New york, to go from then to General Johnson, to live near him. — All these Indians can Inform You how kindly they have been treated here by me and my People, and our Good Dispositions toward them, and that the Mischief which has lately happened must not be Imputed to me nor any of my Sober People, but to the Angry Youngman on the Frontiers whose Relations have been Killed by Your Indians.
Our Brother Papanohal and the Indians who lived at Wyalousin and had lately come down to live near me, are now gone to live with their Friends in Jersey below Burlington, Where I make no doubt they will live verry [sic] happy, as the Governor of the Jerseys has promised them his Protection. Of This I Desire You will as soon as possible inform Newwoleka, who lives near Wyalousin, lest he should think some Accident has befallen him. — To assure you, that what I have Said is true. I give you this Belt
A Belt of 6 Rows
5a.Annie LeVan m. Valentine Weaver
The Michelet Clock on display at the Atwater Kent Museum, 15 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, PA, brought to America by Jean Jacques Michelet, 1733, was passed on in the family until Annie LeVan Weaver gave it to her uncle Garret B. LeVan.In 1947 it was in possession of a son, Garrett B. LeVan, Jr., Steubenville, Ohio. Source reference #4:Letter dated January 9, 1974, from Anna Stouffer McCaskey.
The history of the locations of this clock after it was brought over from Europe is:
The clock probably first resided in the Michelet Loghouse (c1750-1753), built and occupied by our original immigrant ancestor, Jean Jacques Mickley/Muckli/Michelet.This loghouse is currently being restored in Egypt, PA, by a direct descendent through the eldest males (R. Louis Mickley and Family).John Jacob, the eldest son of Jean Jacques, lived in the loghouse after the death of his parents in 1769 until his untimely death by a tree falling in 1808, even though he had land in Hokendaqua with a house called the Homestead.He warranted the lands in 1770's on Patents filed by his father with William Penn.John Jacob sold the Homestead to his eldest son in 1804 and that may have been the time when the clock was given to his son and moved to the Homestead (2 1/2 miles from the loghouse).Before his death, the Loghouse was sold to his younger son, Peter.The Homestead was improved with a substantial colonial-style house in 1851 by the Mickley descendents.This property passed from John Jacob, III, to Peter Mickley, and then Peter's grandson, Preston, who sold it to his cousin, Annie LeVan and her husband, Valentine Weaver.Considering its size, it is very possible that the clock remained at the Homestead through all these generations into the late 1800s until Annie LeVan gave the clock to her Uncle, Garret B. LeVan (not a Mickley descendent).By 1947, the clock was located in Steubenville, Ohio at the home of Garret's son, Garret B. LeVan, Jr.
A Plaque on the clock reads:
Clock owned by John Jacob Michelet
Who carried the Liberty Bell to safe quarters in 1777
Gift of his descendent
Garrett B. LeVan
May 16, 1961
1691.2 NOVA SUECIA:CLLER THE SMENSKA REVIER IN INDIA OCCIDENTALIS, drawn by Peter Lindstrom, Royal Swedish Engineer; 1654 & 1655. Sometime after 1655, back in Sweden from America, Lindstrom worked on Geographia Americae. He died in 1691 leaving his Geographia, which included several maps, in manuscript form, thus 1691 is used here as the date for these maps. The original manuscript is now in the Riksarkivet, Stockholm. This image is from the 1925 translation of the Geographia and is the second of two maps of the Delaware River which Lindstrom made. In 1874 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania published a translation of Acrelius's book with the title A History of New Sweden. The introduction to this 1874 book has the following comment: "The valuable map which accompanies the volume has been engraved from a facsimile copy, made for Mr. Mickley, from the original of Peter Lindstrom, the Royal Swedish Engineer." This map differs from the other Lindstrom map in title, proportion and in having north at the right; most of the place names appear the same. Size: 23 x 6 inches.Source:http://mapsofpa.com/antiquemaps19.htm
Mickley Homestead - The Mickley log house, Egypt, PA (c. 1752).The rear portion of the house is the original log house built by John Jacob Mickley, or Jean Jacques Michelet, a French Huguenot refugee, and his wife, Barbara Burghalter.On October 8, 1763, Indians killed two of the Mickley children above the house on Laurel Hill, the highest point in Whitehall Township, during what history books call, "The last Indian Massacre in the Lehigh Valley."The log house was the only home not burned that day, because, it was protected by a "vicious dog."His son, John Jacob, Jr., lived here when he and a neighbor, Frederick Leiser, transported the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown for safekeeping during the Revolutionary War.The Groeller family owned the farm from 1918 to 2001.It was purchased by R. Louis Mickley, Jr., a direct descendent of John Jacob Mickley, on March 31, 2001.
Pennsylvania Archives. Second Series. Vol. IX.
Published under direction of Matthew S. Quay, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Egle, M.D.
Harrisburg: Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1880.
"List of Officers of the Colonies on the Delaware and the Province of Pennsylvania, 1614-1776.
Provincial Officers for the Additional Counties. 1729-1776," pages 767-800.
OFFICERS FOR YORK COUNTY.
Hance Hamilton, Oct. 8, 1749-51
John Adlum, Oct. 4, 1752-54
Joseph Adlum, Oct. 4, 1755
Thomas Hamilton, Oct. 5, 1756
John Adlum, 1758
Peter Shugart, Oct. 4, 1759
Zachariah Shugart, Oct. 3, 1760
Peter Shugart, Oct. 5, 1761
Robert McPherson, Oct. 4, 1762-64
David McConaughy, Oct. 4, 1765-67
George Eichelberger, Oct. 6, 1768-70
Samuel Edie, Oct. 5, 1771-73
Charles Lukens, Oct. 6, 1774-75
Nicholas Ryland, Oct. 8, 1749
Alexander Love, Oct. 3, 1751-53
Archibald McGrew, Oct. 4, 1754
Zachariah Shugart, Oct. 4, 1755-56
William King, Oct. 4, 1759-60
Michael Swope, Oct. 5, 1761-62
John Adlum, Oct. 4, 1763-64
James. Walker, Oct. 4, 17 65
Joseph Adlum, Oct. 4, 1766
John Adlum, Oct. 6, 1767
Joseph Adlum, Oct. 6, 1768-75
Prothonotary, Register and Recorder, Clerk of Court.
George Stevenson, Sept. 23, 1749-58
Samuel Johnston, Oct. 4, 1764-74
Clerk of the Market.
Henry Longberger, 1774
Collectors of Excise.
David McConaughy, 1749-56
Thomas Minshall, 1757-66
George Eichelberger, 1767-69
Jacob Billmyer, 1770-72
Henry Miller, 1772-75
Michael Hahn, 1775-76
David McConaughy, appointed, Dec. 1749
Thomas McCartney, Dec. 1752
Hugh Whitford, 1754
Robert McPherson, 1755
Frederick Galwick, Nov. 1756
William Delap, 1757
John Blackburn, Dec. 1759
David McConaughy, Oct. 1764
John Blackburn, (deceased,) 1766
Robert McPherson, Aug. 1767
Michael Swope, Oct. 1769
George Schwabe, qualified on Oct. 31, 1749
Bartholomew Maule, Oct. 29, 1751
Peter Shugart, Oct. 1754
Martin Eichelberger, Oct. 1757
James Welsh, Oct. 1760
William Douglass, Oct. 1763
Joseph Updegraff, Oct. 1766
John Heckendorn, Oct. 31, 1769
John Hay, Oct. 20, 1772
Michael Hahn, Oct. 1775
William Ross, 1776-7
Walter Sharp, qualified on Oct. 31, 1749
William McClellan, Oct. 30, 1750
John Mickley, Oct. 1752
Thomas McCartney, Oct. 28, 1755
William Delap, Oct. 1758
George Meyers, Oct. 31, 1761
Philip Ziegler, Oct. 1764
Hugh Dunwoodie, Oct. 1767
John Monteith, Oct. 15, 1770
Henry Tyson, Oct. 20, 1773
John Hay, Oct. 1776
1766 PENNSYLVANIA- "APPLICATIONS FOR LAND WARRANTS 1734-1865" (Not all applications are included)
STOUT, David his son, Jan for 300 acres in Whitehall Twp by land of Jacob MICKLEY, John
TROCELA and John SNIDER.
THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XXXII, UPPER MILFORD; SAUCON; MACUNGIE; SALISBURY; WHITEHALL, 1738 TO 1750
from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M.,
1876 and 1905* editions.
WHITEHALL. (12)Settlers pushed gradually up the Lehigh, and between
1730 and 1735 we find Germans in what is now Whitehall township. One of
the first to arrive was Adam Deshler, in 1730, whose son David was one of
the earliest settlers at Allentown, and owned a mill on the Little Lehigh.
He was an active patriot in the Revolution, and advanced money to the
government when its coffers were empty, and was a commissary of supplies
for the Continental army. Among the name of the early comers to the
wilderness of Whitehall we find those of:
Palliet, now written Balliet
Guth, and others, whose descendants live in that region. Some of those
early settlers were Swiss, and in religion generally Reformed. Lawrence
Guth located 800 acres, the Troxels about 1,500, George Knapp, 100 acres,
on which he likewise built a grist-mill, and Peter Kohler 120 acres, on
which he likewise built a grist-mill.Balliet,
Kohler, and Guth were tavern-keepers. They settled in a well-wooded and a
well-watered district about Copley creek, which, because of its fertility,
was called "Egypt."
(12)In Lehigh county. There are three townships which bear this name,
Whitehall, North Whitehall, and South Whitehall.
[The Mickleys, descendants of Huguenots, driven from France after the
revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685, settled at Deux Ponts, then part
of the German Empire. The name was corrupted and variously written,
Miquilet, Muckli, etc., and finally anglicized into Mickley. The family
name in Germany is Michelet. John Jacob Mickley, born in Germany, in 1697,
landed at Philadelphia in 1733, married Elizabeth Barbara Ulrich, and
settled in Whitehall township, then in Bucks county, now Lehigh, where he
died, 1769. He left three sons and two daughters. The eldest son, John
Jacob, settled in South Whitehall, John Martin, the second, in Adams
county, 1794, and John Peter, the youngest, in Bedminster township, Bucks
county, 1784. They left numerous descendants now found living in twelve
states. The two younger sons served in the Revolutionary war and John
Jacob, the elder, had charge of the transportation of the Liberty Bell
from Philadelphia to Allentown, where it was concealed while the British
held that city. The family, in this country and Germany, have held
honorable places in the various walks of life, in the professions,
business, etc.In time of war the descendants of John Jacob have always
served their country, two were soldiers in the Revolution, three in the
War of 1812, and 15 on the Union side in the Civil War, one being an
officer of the Navy.*]
About 1740 Lynford Gardner [Lardner*], of Philadelphia, built a house on
a tract of land he owned near the Jordan and Cedar creeks. It was painted
white, and because of its color was called "Whitehall," which afterward
gave the name of the township. (13)On Scull's map of 1770 it is called
"Grouse-hall." Gentlemen used to come from Philadelphia to Mr. Lardener's
in large parties to shoot grouse, then a favorite sport.
Additional research to do:
Mickley, Elizabeth Barbara Burkhalter, Pub. of the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, V1 p436
Mickley, John Jacob, Pub. of the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, V1 p436,444
Mickley, Peter, Pub. of the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, V1 p438
Mickley, Salome Biery, Pub. of the Historical Society of Schuylkill County, V1 p438
FOR five, years, succeeding the treaty of 1758, the people of Northampton
county, enjoyed it time of comparative peace and safely against Indian
outrage. There were, from time to time, during that period, acts of
violence, committed by the savages, the murder of isolated settlers,
burning of buildings, and other acts of rapine, but the chiefs always
assured their white "friends" that these were acts of Indians of other
tribes, who were out of their control, or gave some similar explanation,
which it was necessary for the whites to receive as satisfactory, These
depredations usually seemed to be made by small and unorganized hands, and
did not cause such general dismayand abandonment of property, by the
inhabitants, as followed the massacres of 1755.
But even this short season of comparative calm, was succeeded by a
terrible outbreak in the year 1763, at the time when the powerful Ottawa
chief, Pontiac conceived, and came near executing, his vast plan for the
complete extermination of the whites, upon a given day, by a combination of
all the northern find northwestern Indian tribes against them.
The apologists for the Indian acts of blood and barbarity, have always
assumed that these were committed under the spur of revenge for the frauds
and wrongs perpetrated on them by the white people in the walking purchase,
and similar acts of injustice. Without denying wholly, the correctness of
this assumption, it still does not seem inappropriate, to ask how it
happened that these outbreaks were so apt to occur just at the times when
Indian violence was being planned, or when, Indian victories had been
gained over the whites in the other sections of the country. Thus, as to the
massacre, of 1755, not only in the county of Northampton, but all over the
vast country, bordering the two branches of the Susquehanna; it seems as if
there might be traced a direct connection between them and the defeat which
the savages had only a short time before, inflicted upon the brave, but
unfortunate Braddock, on the Monongahela. And now, in 1763, when the fierce
Pontiac felt that he already had the white men crushed under his feet, and
when the tribes all over the country were cognizant of the diabolical plot,
and confident of its success, again was the hatchet raised, and the brand
applied to the dwellings of the unprotected settlers, and once more the
dripping scalp hung at the belt of the savage. But when in the following
year, the successful expedition of Bouquet, against the Indians in the
west, extinguished the extravagant hopes which the satanic plot of Pontiac
had raised, then the red warriors became suddenly inclined toward peace
again, and the light of blazing cottages no more, for a time, illumined the
midnight. Perhaps these were but purely accidental coincidences, but it
does not seem easy to believe that such could have been the case.
In the autumn of 1763, while the perfidious Ottawa chief was besieging
Detroit, and when emissaries of his were with every tribe east of the
Alleghenies, as well as to the westward, striving by all the arts of their
bloody ingenuity, to stir up still more their hostility against the whites,
the hand of massacre came down again on Northampton. Attacks had already
been made, and white blood had flowed in the Smithfield settlements, and
again in Whitehall and other townships, southwest of the Lehigh; murder was
in the air once more, as it had been in the late autumn of 1755, and all
waited in anxious dread, not knowing who might be the next victims. On the
morning of the eighth of October they knew! It was the house of John
Stenton which had been attacked, and its inmates murdered, just as the first
streakings of the dawn were becoming visible across the dark ridges in the
east.2Steton was the proprietor of a store and tavern, in Allen
township, a mile or so to the north of Howertown, and eight miles from
2 Before reaching Stenton's, which it seems to have been their special
object to attack, they met the wife of James Horner, going to another house
for a brand or fire; and her they killed at once, and mangled most
shockingly. Her grave may be seen in the cemetery of the English
Presbyterian Church, in Allen Township.
Five days later, October 13th, the following account of this attack, was
printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette, a paper published by Benjamin
Franklin, and this relation of the affair, was probably written by him:
"On Sunday night last, an express arrived from Northampton county with
the following melancholy account, viz: That on Saturday morning, the eighth
instant, the house of John Stenton, about eight miles from Bethlehem, was
attacked by Indians, as follows: Captain Wetterholt, with a party belonging
to Fort Allen, being at that house, and intending to set out early for the
fort, ordered a servant to get his horse ready, who was immediately shot
down by the enemy; upon which the captain going to the door, was also fired
at, and mortally wounded; that then, a sergeant attempted to pull in the
captain, and to shut the door, but he was likewise dangerously wounded;
that the lieutenant next advanced, when an Indian jumped upon the bodies of
the two others, and presented a pistol to his breast, which he put a little
aside, still it went off over his shoulder, whereby he got the Indian out
of the house, and shut the door; that the Indians after this, went round to
a window, and as Stenton was getting out, of bed, shot him, but not, dead,
and be, breaking out of the house, ran about, a mile, when he dropped and
died; that life wife and two children, ran down into the cellar, where they
were, shot at three times, but escaped; that Captain Wetterholt, finding
himself growing very weak, crawled to a window and shot an Indian dead, it
was thought, as he was in the act of setting fire to the house, with a
match, and that upon this the other Indians carried him away with them, and
After the Indians had completed their Work of butchery at Stenton's, they
proceeded to James Allen's down the road towards the river. After
plundering this house of everything which they covered, and destroying that
which they had he desire to take with them, they went on to Andrew
Hazlet's, which was half a mile further towards the river. Hazlet,
attempted to fire on them, but his, flint was poor, or his printing damp,
for the gun missed fire, and he was thereupon shot through the body by the
Indian who was nearest. His wife, seeing him fall, ran for life with her
two children, but the savages pursued and tomahawked them in a frightful
manner; notwithstanding which one of the children recovered, and the other
one, as well its the mother, lived for four days, although so dreadfully
mutilated. Another man, besides Hazlet, was ill the house, and him they
shot and scalped; then setting the house on fire, they went yelling on to
Philip Kratzer's, where they found no lives to take, as the inmates had
probably board the shots at Stenton's and Hazlet's, and had fled from the
place.But they applied the torch to the buildings and then passed to the
Lehigh, which they crossed at "Indian Fall," above Siegfrieds Bridge.
It was still early in the day when the dreadful intelligence reached
Bethlehem, and the panic which it created there, as well as in all that
portion of the country, was but a repetition of the scenes of 1755.
Bethlehem was crowded with fugitives, not only from the country lying
above, oil the Lehigh, but also from the Saucon valley.
A few soldiers, who were at, Bethlehem, marched at once to the scene of
the massacre, to bury the dead and bring in the wounded. Poor Wetterholt
was among these unfortunates; he reached Bethlehem, but died there at the
Crown Inn the next day, after having endured great suffering.
No braver man ever lived than Johann Jacob Wetterholt, and he was a great
soldier, though it cannot be denied that he lost his life in an unsoldierly
manner, inasmuch as he, most unaccountably, failed to post a guard at
Stenton's house-which, on that fatal night, he had made his quarters, as he
was marching with his party from Bethlehem to Fort Allen and this neglect
he was guilty of, although he knew that the, red demons were oil the
warpath, and that there could be, no safety against their cunning
malignity, except, in that sleepless vigilance which is always a soldiers
duty. He was over confident, and it cost the life of himself and others;
bur confidence and bravery are closely allied, and bravery is so admirable
a quality, that it may hide a multitude of short-comings. Peace to the
ashes of Captain Wetterholt!
Promptly, as in the days of 1755, old Bucks county sent succor to
Northampton. Within twenty-four hours, a company of her mounted men were on
the hostile ground, and two more companies followed almost immediately.
Now was Northampton backward in her own defence; poorly off as she was,
in arms, ammunition, and all the material of war. Companies were formed in
various parts of the county, of neighbors who associated themselves
together for their own and the common defence, Louis Gordon, of Easton, Was
captain Of One of these, and Jacob Arndt held the same position in another;
he, (Captain Arndt) having now removed to Northampton County, and, of
course, no longer commanding the Bucks County Company, with which he did
such good service in the Indian campaigns of 1750 and 1756. These companies
of minute-men (as they might properly be called) associated themselves
together for three mouths' service, binding themselves by in agreement
similar to the following, which is a verbatim copy of that entered into by
the company of rangers who enlisted under Captain Arndt:
"We, the subscribers, as undersigned, do hereby jointly and severally
agree that Jacob Arndt shall be our captain for three months, from the date
of these presents, and be always ready to obey him when he sees occasion to
call us together, in pursuing the Indians, at helping any of a happen to be
in distress by the Indians.
"Each person to find arms, powder, and lead at our own cost, and have no
pay, but each person to find himself in all necessaries; to which article,
covenant, and agreement, we bind ourselves in the penal sum of five pounds,
lawful money of Pennsylvania, for the use of the company, to be laid out for
arms and ammunition, unless the person so refusing to obey shall have a
"Given under our hands and seal, October the thirteenth, 1763."
Signed by Jacob Arndt, Peter Seip, Michael Lawall, Adam Hay, Paul Able,
and thirty-four others.
From the letter of this agreement, it might be inferred that they
intended to give assistance only to each other, in case any should be
attacked; but such was not the case. They were good and true men, who
intended to, and did, give their services wherever they were required for
The martial spirit flamed up, too, in Northampton-town (Allentown) as will
appear from the tenor of the following letter of the Rev Joseph Ruth, to
"NORTHAMPTON TOWN, the 10th, this instant, October, 1763.
"To the Honorable James Hambleton, Esq'r, Lieutennent Goveneur and
Commander in Chief of the Provides of Pennsylvania, New Cassel, Gent, and
Sasox on Delawar.
We send Greeting:-As I, Joseph Roth, of Northampton Town, Church
Minister, of the ninth of this instant, October, as I was preaching, the
people came in such numbers that I was obliged to quit my sarmon; and the
sante time Cornel James Bord concerning this afarres; of the Indians, and
we found the inhabitance that the had nither, Gons, Powder nor Lead, to
defend themselves, and that Cornel Bord had lately spoke with his Honour,
He had informed him, that we would assist them with gods and ammunition,
and he requested of me to write, to your Honour, because he was just seting
off for Lancester and the inhabitance of the town had not choce to their
officers at the time he set off, so we, the inhabitance of the said town
hath unahimus chose George Wolf, the bearer here of, to be Captain, and
Abraham Rinker to be Lieutenant; we hose names, are under writen, promiss
to obey to this mentioned Captain and Lieutennant, and so we hope his Honor
will be so good and send us 50 gons, 100 pound of powder, and 400 pound
lead, 150 stairs for the gons. Thes from your humble servant.
Remaining trader the Protection of our Lord Jesus Christ,
"JOSEPH ROTH, Minister
"The names of the Company of this said Northampton Town:
George Wolf, Captain,
Abraham Rinker, Lieutenant,
John Martin Doerr
John George Schnepf
How poorly armed and ammunitioned the people were, may be seen by the
report given by Colonel James Burd to Governor Hamilton, dated Lancaster,
October 17th, 1763 -he said:
"SIR:-I arrived here, on Monday night, from Northampton. I need not trouble
your honor with a relation of the misfortune of that county, as Mr.
Horsfield told me he would send you an express, and inform you fully of
what had happened. I will only that in the town of Northampton where I was
at the time there were only four guns, three of which unfit for use,1 and
the enemy within four miles of the place. "
The Governor was thoroughly alarmed at the, crisis, and appears even to
have been fea
More About John Jacob Mickley:
Date born 2: 1697
Burial: 1769, Mickleys Cemetery, Macarthur Blvd., Whitehall, PA.
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): August 18, 1769, probably Dysentery.
Fact 1 (2): 1733, Brought Michelet Clock from Europe.
Immigration: August 28, 1733, Arrived on ship Hope of London, Dan Reid, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes..108
Property 1: October 24, 1753, Patented 50 acres of land in Egypt.
Property 2: September 29, 1755, Patented25 acres of land in Egypt.
Residence: Abt. 1733, John Jacob Mickley came to this country as a single man and lived several years with Jacob Levan, in Oley, who was a relation of his.His daughter, Mrs. Bieber, told Joseph J. Mickley he was a "Veter" of her father's..109
More About John Jacob Mickley and Elizabeth Barbara Burkhalter:
Marriage: Aft. 1733, Before 1737, Probably in Whitehall, PA.
Children of John Jacob Mickley and Elizabeth Barbara Burkhalter are:
- +John Jacob Mickley, b. December 17, 1737, d. December 12, 1808, Homestead, Mickleys, PA (possibly Egypt?).
- +John Martin Mickley, b. March 03, 1744/45, d. March 11, 1828, Adams County, PA.
- John Peter Mickley, b. 1752, d. date unknown.
- Henry Mickley, b. 1754, d. October 08, 1763, Egypt, PA.
- Barbara Mickley, b. 1756, d. October 09, 1763, Killed by Indians - Mickley Farm, Egypt - buried under the Chestnut Tree.
- Magdalena Mickley, b. March 30, 1745, d. date unknown.
- +Susanne Mickley, d. date unknown.
- Magdalena Mickley, b. August 31, 1746, d. February 03, 1833.