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Female 1759 - 1801  (42 years)


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  • Name Hannah Van Leer 
    Born 27 Jan 1759  Grand Sprute, Woolwich Twp, Gloucester Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christened 13 Apr 1773  Raccoon Church, Swedesboro, Gloucester Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Female 
    AFN 8F03-0K 
    Name Hannah Vanleer 
    Died May 1801  Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Will 12 May 1801  New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Written 
    Will 26 May 1801  New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Proved 
    Person ID I1492  default
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2008 

    Father George Van Leer,   b. 1734, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1807, Swedesboro, Gloucester Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Roberts,   b. 15 Jan 1738, Swedesboro, Gloucester Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1783, Swedesboro, Gloucester Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 28 May 1756  Gloria Dei "Old Swedes" Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harrison Wills,   b. Abt 1750, prob Trenton Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1795, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1776  of New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • CHILDREN: Several submissions to One World Tree (ancestry.com) list all of Harrison Wells and Hannah Van Leer's children born at Mill Creek, Delaware

      CHILD: Swedish Longacre's lists another child, Sarah WELLS, b. ~1762, md. Peter Leap
    Children 
     1. Margaret Wills,   b. 5 Feb 1777, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826  (Age 48 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Wills,   b. 15 Dec 1778, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1863, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Seth Vanleer Wills,   b. 4 Jul 1780, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1847  (Age 66 years)
     4. William Vanleer Wills,   b. 5 Apr 1783, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. George Wills,   b. 10 May 1785, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1833  (Age 48 years)
    +6. Mary Wills,   b. 26 Dec 1787, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1869  (Age 81 years)
     7. Harrison Vanleer Wills,   b. 18 Feb 1793, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1830  (Age 36 years)
     8. Hannah Wills,   b. 28 Jun 1795, Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1865  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Swedesboro Home [25 Mar 2006]
    Swedesboro Home [25 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the home of Harrison Wells & Hannah VAN LEER Wells east of Swedesboro, New Jersey. The modern home resides at 825 Kings Hwy and is labeled as Rattling Run Farm. Unfortunately the owners of the home were not present at the time of the photo, so the image is taken from a great distance. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
    The Grand Sprute [25 Mar 2006]
    The Grand Sprute [25 Mar 2006]
    Photo of The Grand Sprute in Gloucester Co, New Jersey. This was the home of George Van Leer Sr & Elizabeth ROBERTS Van Leer. The home is located on the north bank of Raccoon Creek, just under two miles northwest of the Holy Trinity "Old Swedes" Episocal Church in Swedesboro. The driveway leading to Grand Sprute is located behind a mailbox labeled 2227 on Hwy 322 just north of Swedesboro. Taken by Chad G. Nichols

    Documents
    Baptism Record [Transcription]
    Baptism Record [Transcription]
    Transcriped baptism records of Elizabeth ROBERTS Van Leer & her children: Mary, Hannah, Beulah, William, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Zebiah, & George; baptized 13 Apr 1773 at Trinity Episcopal Church
    Baptism Record [Original]
    Baptism Record [Original]
    Photocopy of original baptism record of Elizabeth ROBERTS Van Leer & children: Mary, Hannah, Beulah (Beauly), William, Elizabeth, Rebeccah, Zebiah, & George at Raccoon Church (no known as Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church)
    1800 U.S. Census
    1800 U.S. Census
    1800 U.S. Census of Widow Wills household at Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co, Delaware. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Will [p 1, 12 May 1801]
    Will [p 1, 12 May 1801]
    Will [p 1] of Hannah VAN LEER Wells at New Castle Co, Delaware, Bk P, pp 17-9. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Will [p 2, 12 May 1801]
    Will [p 2, 12 May 1801]
    Will [p 2] of Hannah VAN LEER Wells at New Castle Co, Delaware, Bk P, pp 17-9. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Will [p 3, 12 May 1801] & Letters of Administration [26 May 1801]
    Will [p 3, 12 May 1801] & Letters of Administration [26 May 1801]
    Will [p 3] and Letters of Administration of Hannah VAN LEER Wells at New Castle Co, Delaware, Bk P, pp 17-9. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Indenture [p 1, 21 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 1, 21 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 1] between Harrison and Hannah Wells of Springfield Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania & William Williamson of Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware from New Castle County Deed Book F, vol 2 pp 453-4. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Indenture [p 2, 21 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 2, 21 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 2] between Harrison and Hannah Wells of Springfield Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania & William Williamson of Mill Creek Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware from New Castle County Deed Book F, vol 2 pp 453-4. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Indenture [p 1, 12 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 1, 12 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 1] between Harrison and Hannah Wills of Springfield Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania & Samuel Lewis of the same Twp from New Castle County Deed Book F, vol 2 pp 455-7. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Indenture [p 2, 12 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 2, 12 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 2] between Harrison and Hannah Wills of Springfield Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania & Samuel Lewis of the same Twp from New Castle County Deed Book F, vol 2 pp 455-7. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Indenture [p 3, 12 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 3, 12 Mar 1786]
    Indenture [p 3] between Harrison and Hannah Wills of Springfield Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania & Samuel Lewis of the same Twp from New Castle County Deed Book F, vol 2 pp 455-7. Research by Chad G. Nichols

  • Notes 
    • DEATH: Alternative 26 May 1801 Mill Creek, New Castle Co online at http://www.angelfire.com/ut/Mendenhall/fam13.htm, but no source listed.

      Gloucester County Historical Society has a "Hannah Wells" d. 25 Mar 1820 (record ID 61701), but it is unknown is this one relates to this particular Hannah

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Baptism Records - 002262, 002275
      Swedesboro Home - 003375
      1800 U.S. Census - 004660
      Will & Letters of Administration - 004664, 004665, 004666

    2. [S490] 1800 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 2nd Census, 1800, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co, Delaware - Widow Wills Household:
      --1 male under 10 (Harrison)
      --2 males 10-15 (George, William(?))
      --1 male 16-25 (Seth)
      --1 female under 10 (Hannah)
      --1 female 10-15 (Mary)
      --1 female 16-25 (Margaret)
      --1 female 26-44 (Hannah)

    3. [S258] International Genealogical Index - Record of LDS Church Ordinance, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright 1980, 2002, 2006 The record often shows the name of the individual and his or her relationship to a descendant, shown as the heir, family representative, or relative. The original records are arranged by temple, ordinance type, ordinance date, and the relative's name. A family group record for this couple may be in the Family Group Record Collection; Archive Section. (See the Family History Library Catalog for the film number.) These records are alphabetical by name of the father or husband.) (Reliability: 3).
      Hannah Vanleer
      b. 6 May 1756 Chester Co, Pennsylvania
      md Harrison Wells
      ss 17 Nov 1882 SGEOR
      no relative/proxy listed

    4. [S846] Trinity P. E. Church, Swedesboro, N. J.; baptisms, marriages, deaths 1713-1796, Trinity Episcopal Church (Swedesboro, New Jersey) & Penns Neck Swedish Lutheran Church (Churchtown, New Jersey), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965) (Reliability: 3).
      [p 181, 13 Apr 1773]
      Elizabeth Vanleer wife of George Vanleer Esqr. old 35 years the 15th day of Jan bapt. and all the following their children were baptized the same time [ ] Mary Vanleer B. July the 20th 1757. Hannah B. January the 27th 1759. Beauly B. July the 16th 1760. William B. June the 25th 1762. Elizabeth B. February the 21st 1765. Rebeccah B. January the 16th 1768. Zebiah B. January the 21st 1770. and their George B. June the 17th 1772.
      (Research and transcription by Chad G. Nichols)

    5. [S855] Records of Swedesboro P.E. Church, New Jersey, 1713-1814, Trinity Episcopal Church; Jordan, John W.; Racoon Swedish Lutheran Church; Penns Neck Swedish Lutheran Church, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965) (Reliability: 3).
      [p 179]
      Baptism of the Van Leer family: Lists "Elizabeth Vanleer," and children, along their birthdates (in parentheses): "Mary (20 Jul 1757), Hannah (27 Jan 1759), Beauly (16 Jul 1760), William (25 Jun 1762), Elizabeth (21 Feb 1765), Rebecca (16 Jan 1768), Zebiah (21 Jan 1770), & George (17 Jun 1772)"
      (Research and transcription by Chad G. Nichols)

    6. [S672] Wills of New Castle County, Delaware, 1682-1854, New Castle County, Delaware. Register of Wills, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949 [FHL US/CAN 6539-45]) (Reliability: 3).
      [Bk P, pp 17-9, Research and transcription by Chad G. Nichols]
      "In the name of God Amen I Hannah Wells of Mill Creek Hundred Newcastle County in the state of Delaware being weak in body, but of sound and reasonable mind and memory Do this twelfth day of May in the year of our LORD one thousand and eight hundred and one make and Publish this my last will in manner following: First, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Wells my case of Drawers, a Fether Bed and bedding to be of any one of mine she chooses, Twenty pounds in Money and my walnut Rocking cradle. Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Mendenhall a Fether Bed with Bolster and two Pillows, but no other furniture to F. Bed with my my Walnut Dining table and Five Pounds in Money. Also I give and bequeath to my son Seth Wells any one he may choose of my horse creatures, with his saddle and bridle which he now commonly uses or rides with a Fether Bed and bedding with all my Framing utensils on the Place the or my Old Horse called Britton, and Fifty Pounds in Money. Also I give and bequeath to my son George Wells any one of my two youngest Mare colts he chooses and Twelve Pounds in Money. Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Wells my Mahogany Dining table with half a Dozen of my Walnut chairs, a Fether Bed and bedding and my side saddle. Also I give and bequeath to my son Harrison Wells my Clock, yet to be left with my son Seth until the said Harrison arrives to twenty one years of age or Twelve Pounds in Money which he may choose when of age and if he chooses the said Twelve Pounds when of age then I order my said son Seth to pay him the said Twelve Pounds and keep the clock. Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Wells my Mahogany Tea table, six silver Teaspoons, my Silver cream jug and my largest looking glass. And I do hereby Will and order that the Five Pounds I have herein before left to my Daughter Elizabeth shall be paid her in six months after my decease by my Executors, and the three Pounds I have herein before left to my son William, and the Twelve Pounds I have left to my son George to be paid them when they arrive to the age of twenty one years by my Exers and as to all the rest or remainder of my Estate that do remain after the afsd. Bequests, my just Debts, etc. I will and order the same to be divided amongst all my Children Share and Share alike. And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my afsd. Daughter Margaret Wells and my afsd. son Seth Wells Executors of this my last Will. In Witness whereof I have hereto set my Hand, Seal the Day and year first herein before written. Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the above named Hannah Wells for her last Will in Presence of us. [sogned] Richard Mahon. Joseph Ball. Hannah Wells....

      Be it remembered that on the twenty sixth day of May AD 1801 the last Will and Testament of Hannah Wells late of Newcastle County deceased was in due form of law proved approved and insinuated and Letters Testamentary thereon were granted unto Margaret Wells and Seth Wells Executrix and Executor in the same Will named They being solemnly sworn well and truly to execute the said Will, and to exhibit an Inventory into the Register's Office at Newcastle on or before the twenty sixth day of August next, and to render a Just and true account of their administration on or before the twenty sixth day of May AD 1802 or when thereunto lawfully required. Given under the Seal of said Office Bond in 1200 Dollars, Thomas Justis surely. [signed] Evan Thomas Regr."

    7. [S48] Old Swede's Church (Gloria Dei), Philadelphia, 1750-1810, Williams, Richard T., Williams, Mildred Corson, & Brittingham, Janet, (Newtown, Pennsylvania : Will-Britt Books, 1987, 240 p.), P 184 (Reliability: 3).
      Lists "George Vanleer" md. "Elizabeth Roberts" 28 May 1756

    8. [S472] Marriages Recorded by the Registrar General, ([online] http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/philadelphia/church/pass8-1.txt Original in Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, vol 8; Made available online by Donna Bluemink & Joe Patterson. Contents include transcriptions of marriages for Christ Church (Philadelphia), Swedes' Church (Philadelphia), First Presbyterian Church (Carlisle), St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Chester), Reformed Church (Falkner Swamp), Lutheran Church (New Hanover), German Reformed Church (Philadelphia), & Paxtang & Derry Churches) (Reliability: 3).
      1756, May 28, Vanleer, George, and Elizabeth Roberts
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)