Notes for Henry Leamer Sr.
abt 1783 - Henry Leamer married Christina Jane Gordon
April 17, 1784 - son John born
October 17, 1785 - son George born
20 Sep 1787 - Huntingdon Co. PA was formed from part of Bedford Co., PA.
Abt 1789 - son William born
Abt 1790 - son Jacob born
1790 census York Co., PA
Henry Leamer 2-4-1-1
2 males over 16 (Henry, age 29 & his widowed father Johannes??)
4 males under 16 (John, age 6, George, age 5, William, age 1 & Jacob, age baby)
1 female (Christina, age 25)
1 other free person (??)
August 05, 1793 - daughter Mary born
August 23, 1795 - daughter Elizabeth born
Moved from York Co. PA to Huntingdon Co., PA in 1797.
September 04, 1797 - son Henry born
September 20, 1799 - son David born
1800 census Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., PA
Henry Lemer 24010-21010
1 male 26-45 (Henry, age 39)
4 males 10-16 (John, age 16, George, age 15, William, age 11 & Jacob, age 10)
2 males under 10 (Henry, age 3 & David, age 1)
1 female 26-45 (Christina, age 35)
1 female 10-16 (???)
2 females under 10 (Mary, age 7 & Elizabeth, age 4)
July 20, 1801 - daughter Susanna born
July 29, 1803 - daughter Catherine born
December 18, 1805 - Henry Leamer bought 64 acres of land in Canoe Creek, Huntingdon
June 4, 1806 - Henry Leamer bought 8 more acres of land in Canoe Creek, Huntingdon Co., PA
1810 Franks, Huntingdon Co., PA
1 male 45+ (Henry, age 49)
3 males 16-25 (George, age 24, William, age 21, Jacob, age 20)
2 males 10-15 (Henry, age 13, David, age 10)
1 female 26-44 (Christina, age 44)
2 females 16-25 (Mary, age 16 & ??)
1 female 10-15 (Elizabeth, age 14)
2 females under 10 (Susanna, age 9, Catherine, age 7)
Living next door to household of son John Leamer
1820 census Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., PA
Henry Leamer 010201-10101-13
1 male over 45 (Henry, age 59)
2 males 19-26 (Henry, age 23 & ??)
1 male 10-15 (grandson Henry, age 15 or William, age 12 or Jacob, age 10??)
1 female over 45 (Christina, age 54)
1 female 16-26 (Susanna, age 19 OR Catherine, age 17 OR Elizabeth Kimmel Leamer, widow of John)
1 female under 5 (granddaughter Charlotte, age 4 OR Susanna, age 2?)
1 foreigner not naturalized
3 persons engaged in agriculture
January 6, 1828 - Henry Leamer wrote his will
1830 census Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., PA
1 male age 60-70 (Henry, age 69)
1 female age 60-70 (Christina, age 64)
1 female age 10-14 (granddaughter Charlotte, age 14 or Susanna, age 12??)
On same page as William Lemmer, Henry Lemmer Jr.
March 04, 1836 - Henry Leamer died.
1840 census Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., PA
1 female age 70-80 (Christina, age 74)
1 female age 15-19 (??)
Feb 26, 1846 - Blair Co., PA was formed from parts of Bedford & Huntingdon Counties. Frankstown became part of Blair Co., PA
June 15, 1848 - Christina Jane Gordon Leamer died
Henry & Christina are buried in the Frankstown cemetery, Canoe Creek, Huntingdon (now Blair) Co., PA
Huntingdon County PA Genealogy Project Deed Board
Deed Book L Volume 1 Page 151
William McKillip & wife
Know all men by these Presents that I William McKillip of Frankstown Township
Huntingdon County & State of Pennsylvania & Mary his wife for &
in consideration of the sum of two hundred sixty five dollars to us in hand
paid Henry Lemer of said Township County & State aforesaid the receipt hereof
we hereby acknowledge have granted bargained & Sold & by these presents;
Do grant bargain & Sell & Assign unto the said Henry Lemer his heirs
and assigns a Certain tract of Land laying in said Township Beginning at a post
thence by land of Henry Lemer North eleven degrees & a quarter West thirty
perches to a white oak, North twenty eight degrees West thirty four perches
to Chestnut oak, South thirty six degrees West one hundred & ninety perches
to Black oak, South four degrees East twenty eight perches to a post; thence
by Land of Samuel Davis North sixty five degrees East twenty three perches to
a post, South fifty six degrees East Twenty perches to a white oak North Sixty
seven degrees East thirty perches to a White oak South sixty four degrees East
sixty perches to a Black oak & North sixty eight degrees east fifty three
perches to the Beginning Containing sixty four acres & twenty one perches
& allowance of six pr cent for Roads &c and all the Estate right title
Interest use, Trust Property possession, claim & Demand Whatsoever of them
the said William McKillip & Mary his wife & their heirs & assigns
of in & to the same or any part thereof. To have & to hold the said
tract of land Hereditaments & premises hereby granted with the appurtenances,
unto the said Henry Lemer his heirs & assigns forever. Under & Subject
to the payment of the quit rents due & to become Due hereafter. In Witness
whereof we have hereunto set our hand & seal this 18th day of December in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & five.
Sealed & Delivered in Presents of us: John Steel, John Linton
Received Decr 18th 1805 of Henry Lemer one hundred seventy one Dollars &
fifty two cents in part of the within Recd pr me Wm McKillip
Witness: John Steel
Recd June 4th 1806 of Henry Lemer the full amount of the within consideration
money Recd fr me. Wm McKillip
Witness: John Steel
Huntingdon County Ss
Before me one of the Justices of the peace in & for said County came the
before Named parties William McKillip & Mary his wife & Henry Lemer
& acknowledged the before written Indenture to be there act & Deed desired
it might be Recorded as such the said Mary being of full age, by me examined
apart from her husband & freely con?ting thereto the contents being first
made known to her. Witness my hand & seal the fourth day of June AD one
thousand eight hundred & six. Lazarus Lowry
A true copy compared with the original this 27th Augt 1806
Warrantees of Land in the County of Huntingdon, 1787-1889
Name Acres Date of Survey
Leamer, Henry 27 March 3, 1813
Leamer, Henry 300 March 3, 1813
Lemer, John 120 February 5, 1814
Here is an explanation of the meaning of "Land Warrants". This information
was obtained from the Indiana County, Pa Archive section.
Land warrants were the first document issued to a person who wanted to obtain land from the state. A land warrant gave the applicant permission to have the land surveyed. When the survey was returned to the state with a fee, a patent was issued to the individual. There can be many years between the issuing of a warrant and the issuing of a patent, and it may not have been issued to the same person.
A patent is the equivalent of a deed between the state and an individual. All land transfers after a patent was issued would be by deed. Most deeds (but not all) were recorded in the county courthouse of the county that had jurisdiction at the time the deed was recorded. This may be the current county, but it could also be any of the parent counties for a particular location. Some deeds were never recorded, and some may have been recorded much later than the date of the deed, some more than 100 years later. Copies of the original documents are available through the PA State Archives in Harrisburg. In most cases, the documents do not include the signature of the
person warranting the land. Many of the warrants include the year the land was first settled (listed as the date when interest was to start, almost always on March first). This, however, may not be the date the the warrantee settled on the land if the land had changed hands before a warrant was applied for.
Huntingdon County Genealogy Project Deed Board
William McKillip to Henry Leamer
Posted By: Michael Milliken <Send E-Mail>
Date: July 22 2003
Huntingdon County PA
Deed Book L Volume 1 Page 150
William McKillip & wife
To Henry Leamer
To all people to whom these presents shall come William McKillip of Frankstown
Township Huntingdon County & State of Pennsylvania & Mary his wife one
of the daughters of Saml Davis of the aforesaid County & State deceased
Whereas by virtue of a Warrant dated the fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred eighty & nine for a tract of Land on the West sid of the Frankstown Branch of Juniata about a mile & a half above the Canoe Creek adjoining Daniel Lowry & others for one hundred and twenty six acres one hundred prs & allowance was granted unto Samuel Davis aforesaid. Whereas Samuel Davis, Samuel Dillon, Elizabeth Dillon, M. Huston, Cathrine Huston, James Hardon & Elenor his wife, Martha Davis wife of the sd Saml Davis deceased all being heirs of said Saml Davis deceased Do all release our claim unto the said tract of Land unto the said William McKillip & Mary his wife as will more fully appear by the Releases dated the fourteenth day of January eighteen hundred and six. Now Know Ye that the said William McKillip & the said Mary his wife for & in consideration of the sum of thirty three dollars & ten cents to them in hand paid by Henry Lemer of the aforesaid Township County & State at & before the sealing & delivery hereof the Receipt & payment whereof is hereby acknowledged, for a certain part of the aforesaid tract of Land Beginning at a white oke on the old line along it North fourteen degrees East sixty eight perches to a Black oke, thence by land of John Gold North eighty degrees west thirty four perches to white oke thence with the line of said Davis South ten degrees east forty three perches to a post thence through said Davis tract South thirty degrees east thirty four perches the white at the place of Begining Containing eight acres fifty seven perches & allowance of six pr cent. Have & each of them Hath & by those presents do & each of them Doth grant bargain sell & release & confirm unto the said Henery Lemer his heirs & assigns all that the within mentioned Courses & distances doth contain eight acres fifty seven perches be the same more or less Together with all other writings thereunto belonging & all benefits & advantages to be had & taken thereof Together also with all & singular the ways waters, water courses, rights libertys priviledges and all the estate, right, title, intrest use trust property Possession claim & demand Whatsoever of them the said William McKillip & Mary his wife & their heirs & assigns of in & to the same or any part thereof. To have and to hold the said tract of Land hereditaments & premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said Henery Lemer his heirs & assigns for ever; In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals fourth day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & six
Sealed & Delivered in the presents of us, John Steel, Joseph Evans
Received on the day of the date of the above conveyance of the said Henry Lemer
thirty three dollars & ten cents in full of the consideration money above
Witness: John Steel Wm McKillip
Huntingdon County Ss
Before me one of the Justices of the peace in & for said County came the
before named parties William McKillip & Mary his wife & Henry Lemer
& acknowledged the before written Indenture to be their act & Deed &
Desired it might be recorded as such the said Mary being of full age, by me
examined, apart from her said Husband & freely Consented thereto the contents
being made known to her. Witness my hand & seal the fourth day of June AD
one thousand eight hundred and six.
A true Copy compared with the original the 27th August 1806
From Huntingdon County courthouse Will Book 4
Last Will & Testament of Henry Leamer Sen. deceased
Date of Will: January 6, 1828
Probated: March 21, 1836:
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Leamer of the township of Frankstown in the County of Huntingdon and state of Pennsylvania being in perfect health of body and of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of life do hereby make and ordain this my last will and Testament as follows.
First I will direct and order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my Executors hereinafter named.
Second in case my beloved wife Christina does survive my decease I give and bequeath to her for her support during her natural life what is hereinafter Specified.
Thirdly I give and bequeath to the eight children of my son John deceased, viz Henry, Jane, William, Jacob, Catharine, Margaret, Charlotte and Susanna, one hundred dollars each when they arive at the age of twenty one years (if not sooner paid by myself) to be paid by my executors as follows, viz. The first one year after my decease, and then one hundred dollars to be paid to them annually, to the oldest first, untill they are all paid, but none of them to receive the money while in their minority.
Fourthly I give and bequeath to my son George one thousand dollars (deducting the sum which is already paid, if any, which will appear from the accounts when settled) to be paid in the following manner viz one hundred dollars on the first day of April next, and then one hundred dollars yearly and every year to be paid by his Executors if not paid by myself on the first day of April untill the above sum is finally paid.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my son William the tract of land on which he now lives Situate in Greenfield Township Bedford County containing one hundred and eighty acres or thereabouts he the said William to pay me or my Executors one thousand dollars in manner following viz fifty dollars on the first day of April one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and then fifty dollars yearly and every year untill the said one thousand dollars is paid.
Sixthly I give and bequeath to my son Jacob the tract of land on which he now lives Situate in Antes Township Huntingdon County containing ninety six acres or thereabouts and also seven Hundred dollars which I have already paid to and for him.
Seventhly I give and bequeath to my son Henry the tract of land whereon I now live (it being composed of different surveys) containing one hundred ninety acres or thereabouts, Together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, (Excepting and reserving the privilege of a site for a dwelling house which I intend to build, on the north side of the turnpike road and East of my present dwelling house and also the one third of my present garden, pasture for two Cows and a horse creture?) during my natural life and that of my wife) he the said Henry to pay to me or my Executors one thousand dollars in the same manner and at the same time which the thousand dollars is to be paid by my son William.
Eighthly I give and bequeath to my son David the tract of land whereon my son George now lives situate in Frankstown Township, Huntingdon County, containing two hundred and forty acres or thereabouts, he the said David to pay me or my Executors eight hundred dollars in the following manner, viz, fifty dollars on the first day of April one thousand eight hundred & twenty nine and then fifty yearly and every year untill the said eight hundred dollars is fully paid.
Ninthly I give and bequeath to my two sons William and Henry, or the survivors of them, the tract of land which my daughter Mary (who is intermarried to George Confair) now lives on situate in Frankstown Township Huntingdon County containing two hundred acres or thereabouts. To Hold to my said sons William and Henry and the survivor of them, during the natural life of my daughter Mary, in Trust for the following uses and no other viz, that the annual rents, issues and profits arising out of or from the said tract of land shall be used exclusively applied to the use support and maintainance of my said daughter Mary and her children during the natural life of Mary, And after her death I will and devise that the said tract of land or peice of land to go to her children free from any debt or incumberance from him the said George Confair. Amongst her children then alive share and share alike, and should any of the said children then be dead and have no lawful issue to take such part as would have fallen to the share of his, her or their parent had he or she been alive then its share to be divided amongst them living. To hold to my said grandchildren their heirs and assigns forever as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants adn be regulated and possessed by my daughter and children in all things not herein specially provided for, according to the provisions of the acts of Assembly of this State directing the decent of intestates and Estates. And further I will and direct that in case both my sons William and Henry should die before my said daughter and before all of her children are of age, then my wife is, that the trust herein contained to extend to their Executors or Administrators or the survivor or survivors of them. But after the decease of my daughter Mary and the arrival of all of her children at the age of twenty one years there is to be three hundred dollars paid out of the land bequeathed to her and her children which three hundred dollars is to belong to my Estate if not sooner paid to me or my executors (?).
Tenthly, I give and bequeath to my two sons William and Henry or the survivor of them the tract of land my daughter Elizabeth (who is married to Daniel Double) now lives on, situated in Frankstown Township containing one hundred and sixty acres or thereabouts it being part of two tracts of land one in the name of William Patterson and the other in my own name, the residue of the said two surveys having been herein before bequeathed to my son David the division line to commence sixty six perches down the river from the Southwest corner of William Patterson's survey and from thence to run North sixty degrees West across the said two tracts untill strikes the line of the land now belonging to William McKillip. To hold to my sons William and Henry in the same manner and under the same restrictions as the last herein before mentioned tract for the use of the said Elizabeth and her heirs. And also two hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors herein after named for the use of my said daughter Elizabeth her heirs and no other to be paid as follows viz. fifty dollars one year after my decease and then fifty dollars annually, untill the said two hundred dollars is fully paid unless already, or sooner paid by myself.
Eleventhly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanah her heirs and legal representatives (she being now married to George Gast) a tract of land situated in Frankstown Township Huntingdon County, adjoining lands now claimed or occupied by Joseph Patton, George Heiteman, Abraham Good & others containing one hundred and fifty acres or thereabouts he the said George Gost to pay four hundred dollars to me or my Executors, in manner following, viz fifty dollars on the first day of April One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine and fifty dollars yearly and every year untill the said four hundred dollars is fully paid.
Twelfthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine who is married to Andrew Thompson a Lot or piece of land near Williamsburgh containing eleven acres or thereabouts which was conveyed to me by John Brumbaugh by Deed dated the eighteenth day of May A. D. 1804 Recorded in the office for recording Deeds in and for the County of Huntingdon in Book K (H?) page 57. And also the other tract or piece of land situate in the said County of Huntingdon containing sixty acres or thereabouts which was conveyed to me by the said John Brumbaugh by Deed duly Executed bearing dated the 18th May A. D. 1804 recorded in the office for recording Deeds in and for the County of Huntingdon in Book H page 57. And also four hundred dollars to be paid to her legal representatives in manner following viz fifty dollars one year after my decease and then fifty dollars yearly and every year untill the said four hundred dollars is fully paid. to be paid by my Executors if not sooner paid by myself.
Thirteenth. In case my loving wife Christina does survive my decease I give and bequeath to her all the household furniture & stock or estate that I may have at my decease. And also all the reservations which I have hereinbefore made in the tract bequeathed to my son Henry. And also the proceeds of a tract of land which belongs to me adjoining lands of Peter Good, Absalom Boyles and others. And also the legal interest of two thousand dollars to be paid to her annually by my Executors hereinafter named, in whose hands I will leave the principal. And all the property, or estate which I may have after my decease and the decease of my loving wife which is not hereinbefore bequeathed is to be equally divided amongst my legal heirs. And lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my loving and trusty sons William Leamer and Henry Leamer to be Executors of this my last will and Testament.
And finally I do hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other as my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Twenty eight.
Henry Leamer (seal)
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Henry Leamer as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator and at his request and in the presence of each other. The words (if not paid by myself) on first page underlined before signing,
Absalom Boyles, Peter Good, John Fogelsong (his mark)
Before me the Register for the Probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for the said County of Huntingdon personally appeared Absalom Boyles who being sworn according to law doth depose and say that he was personally present and heard and saw the above named Henry Leamer Sign, Seal, execute, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing (which precedes the signature and seal of the said Henry Leamer) as and for his last Will and Testament, and that he this deponent did sign his name thereto as a witness in the presence of Peter Good another subscribing witness & in the presence of said Testator, and at his instance and request, and that the said Testator was at the time of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief. Sworn and subscribed the 21st day of March A.D. 1836
Absalom Boyles, before John Reed, Register, Huntingdon County
Before me the Register for the Probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for the said County of Huntingdon personally appeared Peter Good who on his solemn affirmation taken according to law doth depose and say that he was personally present and heard and saw the above named Henry Leamer sign, seal, execute, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing (which precedes the signature and seal of the said Henry Leamer) as and for his last Will and Testament, and that he this deponent did sign his name thereto as a witness in the presence of Absalom Boyles another subscribing witness & in the presence of said Testator, and at his instance and request, and that the said Testator was at the time of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief. Sworn and subscribed the 21st day of March A.D. 1836
Peter Good, before John Reed, Register, Huntingdon County
William Leamer & Henry Leamer Executors of Henry Leamer Sen. deceased
Letters Testamentary were this day granted to William Leamer and Henry Leamer Executors of the last will and testament of Henry Leamer Senr. dec. Inventory to be exhibited within one month and a just and true account calculation and reckoning of their said administration within one year. Given under the seal of the office the 21st day of March A.D. 1836. John Reed, Register
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Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:34 AM
Subject: Proof of the existance of George Confer/Confair m. to Mary Polly Leamer
I am enclosing the correspondence from a family researcher who has shared an invaluable piece of family information.
My 5th great grandmother, Jane Confer who married Henry Clapper, is the daughter of George CONFER (b. Canoe Creek). My records indicate George Confer m. Mary "Polly" Leamer I am so pleased to discover that you have the George CONFAIR information. Do you have anything in writing or legal records that prove he existed?
I was fortunate enough to meet Sally Brown through the Net. She and others have done much research and she shared with me the following:
Huntingdon County Courthouse, Huntingdon, Penn.
Will Book: 4-15
Testator: Henry Leamer Senior, Frankstown Twp.
Date of Will: January 6, 1828
Probated: March 21, 1836
Executors: Sons William Leamer and Henry Leamer
The paragraph you are interested in is:
Sons, William and Henry, tract of 200 acres in Frankstown where my daughter,
Mary married to Geroge Confair, now lives, in trust for Mary
during her natural life...
This is a small clue, but George's name is there. Perhaps you can write to the County Clerk's office and obtain a copy of this will? Also, perhaps George will show up in the 1820 and 1830 Census for Huntington County? Good Luck
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* ID: I505
* Name: Henry LEAMER
* Sex: M
* Birth: 7 MAY 1761 in Bermudian, PA
* Death: 4 MAR 1836 in Canoe Creek, PA
* Note: Note: Henry was the original "LEAMER" and thus beginner of our Leamer line. He was born a "Lehmer", but English trained town clerks in PA usually wrote names as they heard it, "LEAMER". Henry continued to do so as he moved from York County, PA westward to Frankstown and Canoe Creek, PA.
* Change Date: 23 JAN 2001
Father: Johannes "John" LEHMER b: 27 MAR 1725 in Stammheim, Hesse,
Mother: Elisabetha GUNTHER b: 1730
Marriage 1 Christina Jane GORDON b: 1765
1. John LEAMER b: 1784
2. George LEAMER b: 17 OCT 1785
3. William LEAMER b: 1789
4. Jacob LEAMER b: 1791
5. Mary "Polly" LEAMER b: 5 AUG 1793
6. Elizabeth LEAMER b: 23 AUG 1795
7. David L. LEAMER b: 4 SEP 1797 in Bermudian, PA
8. Henry LEAMER b: 27 SEP 1797
9. Susanna LEAMER b: 20 JUL 1801
10. Catherine LEAMER b: 29 JUL 1803