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John Boyer, "Revolutionary War"[1]

Male Abt 1750 - 1814  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name John Boyer  [2
    Suffix "Revolutionary War" 
    Born Abt 1750  Oley Twp. Berks Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch K67R-PMG 
    Died 12 Nov 1814  Bristol Twp., Philadelphia Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Frankford Presbyterian Churchyard, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7387  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Gabriel Boyer,   b. Abt 1700, Tartary (Central Asia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1766, Frankford, Bristol Twp., Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Catharine 
    Family ID F2796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Smith,   d. 19 Oct 1834, Germantown, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Boyer
    +2. Rebecca Boyer,   d. Bef 8 Jun 1812
    +3. Gabriel Boyer,   b. 5 Oct 1772,   d. 26 Jun 1827, Germantown, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +4. Sarah Boyer,   d. 10 May 1845
     5. John Boyer
    +6. Peter Boyer,   b. 6 Mar 1780, Germantown, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1866  (Age 86 years)
     7. Mary Boyer
    +8. Henry Boyer,   b. 11 May 1790, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1877  (Age 86 years)
    +9. David Boyer,   d. 1827
    +10. Jacob Boyer,   b. Abt 1815, Rowlandville, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Olney, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2006 
    Family ID F2795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1750 - Oley Twp. Berks Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1814 - Bristol Twp., Philadelphia Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Frankford Presbyterian Churchyard, Philadelphia Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    American Boyers - Exerpts from 1915 edition
    American Boyers - Exerpts from 1915 edition

  • Notes 
    • Notes from "American Boyers":

      "2 - AG1 John Boyer was born about 1750 or earlier, in Oley (Oley Twp., Berks Co.), PA., as reckoned from the birth of his oldest son, and died Nov., 12, 1814 in Bristol Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA. His granddaughter, Mrs Mary J. Kluhenspies (4 - AG168), reported that he was built stout and straight, six feet three inches tall, called the strongest in a thousand.  She said he was a soldier, probably in the Revolutionary War, and that he was a  favorite with the officers, frequently dining with them.  Perhaps he was the Sergeant mentioned on page 155, Vol. 5, Fifth Series, Pennsylvania Archives, 1777. "

      "He was a farmer near Frankford, Bristol Twp., County of Philadelphia, in which locality he found his wife.  His will was made June 8, 1812, and was probated Dec. 27, 1814; recorded in Book 5, page 388, at Philadelphia, PA.  He married Mary Smith, who died Oct. 19, 1834 at Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pa.  Both are buried in the Frankford Presbyterian Churchyard, Philadelphia Co., PA.  Her will was made Jan. 15, 1833 and was probated Oct. 27, 1834; recorded in Book 11, page 304, at Philadelphia.  An interesting fact of her will is that she bequeathed her mahogany dining table to her "nephew Lewis Boyer, son of my son Peter Boyer."  Apparently, Lewis was really a grandson, but the revising historian wonders why he was called her nephew.  See Peter Boyer (3-AG16) and Peter Boyer (2-AG2) for further data on this problem and the problem of Peter's wife's name.  Children, all named in John Boyer's will, were: Elizabeth, Rebecca, Gabriel, Sarah, Mary, Peter, John, Jacob, David, and Henry." [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1357] American Boyers, Donald Arthur Boyer, Historian, (7th Edition, Published 1984, 990 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403), Chapter 7 (AG) (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1357] American Boyers, Donald Arthur Boyer, Historian, (7th Edition, Published 1984, 990 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403), p. 632 (Reliability: 0).