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Branson Ellis Van Leer, Sr.[1]

Male 1810 - 1897  (86 years)


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  • Name Branson Ellis Van Leer  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 4 May 1810  Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  East Nantmeal, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 12 Aug 1850  South Coventry, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Drover 
    Occupation 12 Jun 1860  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Drover 
    Occupation 11 Jun 1870  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hotel Keeper 
    Occupation 15 Jun 1880  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Drover 
    Died 2 Apr 1897 
    Buried St. Mary's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5258  default
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2010 

    Father Joseph Ellis Van Leer,   b. 1776, East Nantmeal, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1824, East Nantmeal, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Adair,   b. 1776, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1824  St. Mary's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Turner,   b. Abt 1810, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1832 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Van Leer,   b. 1831, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Branson Van Leer,   b. 1832,   d. 1840  (Age 8 years)
     3. Alan J. Van Leer,   b. Abt 1836, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Bernard Van Leer,   b. 1839, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Leah Anna Van Leer,   b. Abt 1842, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927  (Age ~ 85 years)
     6. Elizabeth Van Leer,   b. Abt 1846, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Branson Ellis Van Leer, Jr.,   b. 6 Sep 1848, Warwick, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1867, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F2247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1840 U.S. Census
    1840 U.S. Census
    East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania: Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. family
    Land Deed Transcription [30 Mar 1847]
    Land Deed Transcription [30 Mar 1847]
    South Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania: Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. & Elizabeth TURNER Vanleer deed to David Potts Jr.
    1850 U.S. Census [12 Aug 1850]
    1850 U.S. Census [12 Aug 1850]
    South Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania: Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. family
    1860 U.S. Census [12 Jun 1860]
    1860 U.S. Census [12 Jun 1860]
    Philadelphia Ward 24 Precinct 5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. family
    1870 U.S. Census [11 Jun 1870]
    1870 U.S. Census [11 Jun 1870]
    Philadelphia Ward 24 District 79, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. family
    1880 U.S. Census [15 Jun 1880]
    1880 U.S. Census [15 Jun 1880]
    Philadelphia District 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. family; also in the household is Branson's sister, Ann
    Land Deed [1847]
    Land Deed [1847]
    South Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania: Partial scan of an original land record; Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. & Elizabeth TURNER Vanleer deed to David Potts Jr. dated 13 Mar 1847; original in possession of Chad G. Nichols
    Signatures [30 Mar 1847]
    Signatures [30 Mar 1847]
    Signatures of Branson Ellis Vanleer Sr. & Elizabeth TURNER Vanleer, digital image from deed, original in possession of Chad G. Nichols

  • 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).
      1840 U.S. Census - 001422
      1850 U.S. Census - 001421
      1860 U.S. Census - 001423
      1870 U.S. Census - 001424
      1880 U.S. Census - 001425
      Property Deed - 001426
      St. Mary's Episcopal Church & Cemetery - 003464, 003465

    2. [S608] 1840 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 4th Census, 1840, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      East Nantmeal, Chester, Pennsylvania: 'Branson Vanleer,' 2 males under 5 yrs, 2 males 5-10 yrs (Joseph, Branson), 1 male 10-15 yrs, 1 male 15-20 yrs, 1 male 30-40 yrs (Branson), 1 female 10-15 yrs, 1 female 15-20 yrs, 1 female 30-40 yrs (Elizabeth)

    3. [S420] 1850 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 7th Census, 1850, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      South Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania: 'Branson E Vanleer," age 40, Prover, value of real estate owned 13900; 'Elizabeth,' age 40; 'Joseph," age 19, Farmer; 'Alan,' age 14, attended school within the year; 'M. Barnard,' age 11, attended school within the year; 'Leah,' age 8, attended school within the year; 'Elizabeth,' age 4; 'Branson E,' age 1; 'Hannah Fisher,' age 35; 'Ann Turner,' age 55; 'Mary Hughs,' age 10

    4. [S408] 1860 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 8th Census, 1860, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Philadelphia Ward 24 Precinct 5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 'Bran Vanleer,' age 49, Prover, value of personal estate 500, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Elizh,' age 49, value of real estate 4600, birthplace Pennsylvania; ' Allen J,' age 23, value of personal estate 500, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Wm,' age 21, PeperMaker, value of personal estate 400, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Leah,' age 17; 'Elizh,' age 14, birthplace Pennsylvania, attended school within the year; 'Branson,' age 10, birthplace Pennsylvania, attended school within the year; 'Tho Gorman,' age 19, Hostler, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Chas Miller,' age 24, Carpenter, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Marg Mellim,' age 25, Servant, birthplace Ireland

    5. [S229] 1870 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 9th Census, 1870, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Philadelphia Ward 24 District 79, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 'Branson Vanleer,' age 60, Hotel Keeper, value of personal estate 1000, birthplace Pennsylvania, male citizen of the U.S.; 'Elizabeth,' age 60, Keeping House, value of real estate 4500, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Annie,' age 28, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Elizabeth,' age 23, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Charles Smith,' age 18, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Mary Sheriden,' age 30, birthplace Ireland, foreign parentage, unable to read/write

    6. [S117] 1880 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 10th Census, 1880, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Philadelphia District 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 'Branson Van Leer,' age 70, Drover, birthplace Pennsylvania, parentage Pennsylvania; 'Elizabeth,' age 70, Keeping House, birthplace Pennsylvania, parentage Pennsylvania; 'Joseph,' age 47, divorced, Farm Laborer, hearing infected; 'Elizabeth Nemich,' age 33, daughter, at home, unable to read/write, birthplace Pennsylvania; 'Ann Van Leer,' age 68, sister, at home, birthplace Pennsylvania, parentage Pennsylvania; 'Lewis Kahn,' age 60, Boarder, Laborer, birthplace Pennsylvania, parentage Pennsylvania; 'Mary Shendin,' age 40, Servant, birthplace Ireland, parentage Ireland

    7. [S707] Vanleer (Van Leer) Family History, Burge, Peggy, ([online] www.vanleerplus.org) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists birth, marriage, and burial information

    8. [S111] FamilySearch™ Pedigree Resource File, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, UT [Online]) (Reliability: 3).
      Submitted by Marjorie B. Winter, 45 Lori Lane, Oriental, NC 28571-9596

    9. [S193] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 2006) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists birtplace Warwick, Chester, Pennsylvania