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Captain Samuel Van Leer[1]

Male 1747 - 1825  (78 years)


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  • Name Samuel Van Leer  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1747  Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN VT21-ZX 
    Residence 1790  East Nantmeal, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Dec 1825  Warren Point, East Nantmeal Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Mary's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1631  default
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2010 

    Father Dr. Bernardhus Van Leer, Sr.,   b. Abt 1686, Isenburg, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1790, Middletown Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 104 years) 
    Mother Mary Branson,   b. 1710, Sonning, Berkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Middletown, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1735  Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Wayne,   b. 1748, East Nantmeal Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1786, Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1769  St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Van Leer,   b. 3 Jul 1771, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Isaac Wayne Van Leer, Sr.,   b. 17 Jun 1773, Easttown, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1822, Dickson Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. William R. Van Leer,   b. 30 May 1775,   d. 25 May 1808, Downingtown, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +4. Bernard Van Leer,   b. 7 Sep 1777, Easttown, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1833, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +5. Mary Van Leer,   b. 3 Aug 1780,   d. 12 Sep 1820, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +6. Anthony Wayne Van Leer, Sr.,   b. 6 Apr 1783, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1863, Nashville, Davidson Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Ann Wayne Van Leer,   b. 10 Feb 1786, Reading Furnace, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1845  (Age 59 years)
     8. Hannah Van Leer,   b. 10 Feb 1786,   d. Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    St. David's Episcopal Church [26 Mar 2006]
    St. David's Episcopal Church [26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of St. David's Episcopal Church and Cemetery at Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania (literally across the street is Delaware Co). Samuel Van Leer served as a vestry at this congregation from 1773 to 1775. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Van Leer Home [26 Mar 2006]
    Van Leer Home [26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the Captain Samuel Van Leer home, immediately across the street from St. David's Episcopal Church in Easttown Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania (the home is actually in Delaware Co). Taken by Chad G. Nichols

    Documents
    1790 U.S. Census
    1790 U.S. Census
    1790 U.S. Census: Samuel Vanleer
    Colonial & Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Vol III, Van Leer Excerpt
    Colonial & Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Vol III, Van Leer Excerpt
    Colonial & Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume III, excerpt of p. 1320-1323, "William Mintzer Van Leer." The pages relay the history of John George von Lohr and descents through William Mintzer Van Leer. Research by Chad G. Nichols

    Headstones
    Headstone [27 Mar 2006]
    Headstone [27 Mar 2006]
    Headstone of Samuel Van Leer at St. Mary's Episcopal Church Cemetery at Warwick, Pennsylvania. Taken by Chad G. Nichols

  • Notes 
    • Samuel served as vestry at the St. David's Episcopal Church in Easttown Township from 1773 to 1775. Immediately after he became a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He was a Lieutenant with the Light Horse Volunteers. He was later a Captain of the Flying Camp. He took over his grandfather Branson's iron business by purchasing pieces inherited by other grandchildren. Married Hannah Wayne, sister of Major General Anthony Wayne.

  • 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).
      Colonial & Revolutionary Families - 005252
      Middletown Presbyterian Church - 003377
      Home (near Wayne) - 003409
      St. David's Episcopal Church - 003407
      1790 U.S. Census - 002462
      St. Mary's Episcopal Church & Cemetery - 003464, 003465
      Grave Marker - 003484

    2. [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).

    3. [S707] Vanleer (Van Leer) Family History, Burge, Peggy, ([online] www.vanleerplus.org).

    4. [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

    5. [S865] 1790 United States Federal Census [database online], United States. Bureau of the Census. 1st Census, 1790, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      East Nantmill, Chester Co, Pennsylvania: Sam. Vanleer, 6 males 16+ yrs, 3 males under 16 yrs, 6 females, 2 other free persons

    6. [S381] Grave Marker (Reliability: 3).
      In
      memory of
      SAMUEL VAN LEER
      who departed this Life
      the 14th day of December
      A.D. 1825
      in the 78th year of his age.
      Photo & transcription by Chad G. Nichols

    7. [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)