1710 - 1749 (39 years)
||Mary Branson [1, 2, 3] |
||Sonning, Berkshire Co, England
||Middletown, Chester Co, Pennsylvania
||15 Dec 2006 |
||William Branson, Sr., b. 29 Jun 1684, Sonning, Berkshire Co, England , d. 1760, Chester Co, Pennsylvania (Age 75 years) |
||Mary Tate, b. Abt 1688, Of Sonning, Berkshire Co, England , d. 6 Feb 1727, Chester Co, Pennsylvania (Age ~ 39 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Dr. Bernardhus Van Leer, Sr., b. Abt 1686, Isenburg, Prussia , d. 26 Jan 1790, Middletown Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA (Age ~ 104 years) |
||25 Feb 1735
||Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA 
|+||1. George Van Leer, b. 1734, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania , d. 22 Apr 1807, Swedesboro, Gloucester Co, New Jersey, USA (Age 73 years)|
| ||2. Thomas Van Leer, b. 1737, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1754 (Age 17 years)|
| ||3. Dr. Branson Van Leer, b. 1739, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA , d. Oct 1798, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA (Age 59 years)|
| ||4. William N. Van Leer, b. 1741, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 1764 (Age 23 years)|
|+||5. Dr. Benjamin Van Leer, b. Abt 1746, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 20 Aug 1820, Haddonfield, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA (Age ~ 74 years)|
|+||6. Captain Samuel Van Leer, b. 1747, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 14 Dec 1825, Warren Point, East Nantmeal Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA (Age 78 years)|
||20 Jun 2007 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Christ Church [24 Mar 2006]|
Photo of the south side of Christ Church at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernardhus Van Leer and Mary BRANSON were married here in 1734. Johann Georg von Löhr and Rebecca MATHER were married here in 1738. Noah Wells and Mary HARRISON were married here in 1746. The church continues being open to the public daily 9AM-5PM and offers services Sundays at 9AM and 11AM and Wednesdays at 12PM. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
||Christ Church, Interior [24 Mar 2006]|
Photo of the interior of Christ Church at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernardhus Van Leer and Mary BRANSON were married here in 1734. Johann Georg von Löhr and Rebecca MATHER were married here in 1738. Noah Wells and Mary HARRISON were married here in 1746. The pews are originals, #70 belong to Benjamin Franklin, #58/60 belonged to President George Washington, and another belonged to Betsy Ross. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
- [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.
7783 S 4950 W
West Jordan, UT 84081
USA) (Reliability: 3).
Christ Church - 003342, 003343; Middletown Presbyterian Church - 003377
- [S111] FamilySearch™ Pedigree Resource File, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, UT [Online]), CD-ROM #72 (Reliability: 3).
Submitted by: Marjorie B. WINTER, 45 Lori Lane Oriental NC 28571-9596; Lists birth 1710 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and death 1748/1749 at Marple, Delaware, Pennsylvania
- [S395] Branson-Cook Genealogy, Young, Sandra Branson, ([Online]; [email] oregongal9 # aol.com (change # to @)) (Reliability: 3).
Mary's father, William Branson, was a wealthy investor and early pioneer in iron mining and manufacturing. In 1744, William Branson began breaking up his extensive holdings among his four daughters and sons-in-law. He made companies out of his daughters and assigned extensive property holdings to each.
It was a Van Leer grandson, Samuel, and his descendants that took over the Branson iron business in the next generation. The Bransons, consequently, played a very important part in the history of the Van Leer family.
With the help of William Branson, Bernardhus and Mary built a second, larger house in 1742 on the Van Leer Marple property on what is now Sproul Road between Paxton Hollow Road and Cedar Grove Road. [View photo.] John George continued to live in the smaller house.
- [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).
1734, Feb. 25, Bransten, Mary, and Bernhard Sanlear
1734, Feb. 25, Vanlear, Bernhard, and Mary Bransten
(Research by Chad G. Nichols)