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Peter Boyer, "Revolutionary War"[1]

Male Abt 1752 - 1797  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Peter Boyer  [2, 3
    Suffix "Revolutionary War" 
    Born Abt 1752  Oley, Berks Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID K6QP-SCL 
    FamilySearch URL https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=K6QP-SCL 
    Died 18 May 1797  Bound Brook, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Presbyterian Cemetery, Bound Brook, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7389  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,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Castner,   d. 3 Jul 1810 
    Children 
    +1. James Boyer,   d. New Brunswick, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Rev. Stephen Boyer,   b. 18 Mar 1783, Rahway, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1848  (Age 65 years)
     3. Jacob Boyer,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Mary Boyer,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 May 2006 
    Family ID F2809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1752 - Oley, Berks Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1797 - Bound Brook, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Presbyterian Cemetery, Bound Brook, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From American Boyers:

      "He was a minor about age 16 when he chose his master John Schrieber to be his guardian, as shown in Philadelphia Orphans Court records dated June 13, 1768.  He went from Philadelphia to Rahway, N.J., when a young man.  The hostelry which he kept became a famous rendezvous for American officers in the Revolutionary War.  Presently he also enlisted as Mrs. McCahon (4-AG221) records, evidently with proper authority, and was promoted to the captaincy of a company, but returned by and by broken in health, conducting his hostelry until death.  His will, made Dec 11, 1795, and proved June 6, 1797, indicates that he lived at Bridgewater, Somerset Co., New Jersey.  He married at Rahway, N.J., Ann Castner, of Huguenot descent, who died July 3, 1810, and is buried near Peter.  Both belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church.  Children, as named in his well: James, Stephen, Jacob, and Mary.  His widow later married Captain Hillyar. (NOTE: It is perplexing to note that Ann Castner, listed above as the wife of Peter Boyer (2-AG2), is also listed as the first wife of Peter Boyer (3-AG16).)" [4]

  • 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) Gabriel Beyer (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1357] American Boyers, Donald Arthur Boyer, Historian, (7th Edition, Published 1984, 990 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403), p. 641 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1357] American Boyers, Donald Arthur Boyer, Historian, (7th Edition, Published 1984, 990 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403), 2-AG2 Peter Boyer p. 641 (Reliability: 0).