Albert Abraham Corpening1,2

M, #2445, b. 16 March 1747, d. 30 October 1827
FatherHeinrik Corpening3,4,5 b. 27 Feb 1727
MotherMary Antony6

Family

Barbara Probst b. 1 Feb 1754, d. c 1829
Child
Last Edited7 Aug 2019
     Albert Abraham Corpening was born on 16 March 1747 in Youmpts, Netherlands. There does not seem to be any town in the Netherlands with this name!3,7,5 Albert's surname also is spelled as Coreponong.8

     According to the cited source, there is a family bible in the Asheville, North Carolina library which contains some information about this family.3

     On 14 September 1751, he arrived with his father on the ship Duke of Bedford at Pennsylvania Colony.5

     Albert Abraham, 27, married Barbara Probst, 20, daughter of Johann Michael Probst and Anna Maria Kerr, on 23 June 1774 at Lynn Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Colony, as noted in her bible.3,9

     In 1774, they began their move to North Carolina. Held up by a snow storm, the family legend says they stayed with a farmer where Albert helped with the farm work while Barbara helped his wife.

     Initially, he bought land on both sides of Lower Creek in the Copenhagen section on the present Calico Road. Other large tracts were added to this.3,5

     In 1790, the Morgan District, Burke County census lists thirteen companies of militia by areas which served as protection as well as political units for taxes, courts, etc. The seventh company was listed with Albert Corpening as Captain with ninety-eight heads of families in his district on Johns River.5

     He was, for several years, a Justice of the Burke County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions.10

     He was a Lutheran who, with his family, attended the Littlejohn Meeting House as members.10

     Albert Abraham Corpening left a will dated on 27 August 1822 in Burke County, North Carolina. His will is found in the Corpening Family Papers at Duke University's Special Collections Department.
The Will of Albert Corpening

     In the name of God Amen I Albert corpening Esquire of Burke County in the State of North Carolina being at this a little indisposed and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and death /["death" marked thru/] certainty of death but of perfect disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner & form following to wit, First I Commit my Soul to God who gave it and my body to the Earth requesting my Executo here-after to be named to have me buried in a decent manner. The place of my interment to be left to my Executor.
     Secondly. I will and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Barbary the use of my plantation whereon I now live with the farming tools or so much thereof as shall be considered a sufficient and decent Maintenance & support for an in case she cannot ascertain how much she ought to hold for this purpose then it is to be adjudged of by two respectable men to be chosen by her for that purpose to adjudge her annual support from the plantation & stock during her life which shall be conclusive, also the services of my negroe woman Hannah during her life and no longer.
     thirdly. I will and bequeath unto my son John Corpening all the Lands which I have made him a Title to to him and his heirs also two negroes Tom & Jack and Eight hundred Dollars in money. The negroe Tom and four hundred Dollars of the Eight hundred Dollars has been paid & delivered to him. The remaining four Hundred dollars & boy Jack os to be paid & delivered him at my decease to him & his heirs forever.
     Fourthly. I will and bequeath unto my son Abraham Corpen+ all the Lands for which I have made him a Title to him & his heirs, also three negroes Sally, Cheney & Allin. and Eight hundred Dollars in money out of the above beust I have paid him Four hundred dollars and negroe Sally, and the two negroes Cheney & Allin and four hundred dollars is to be paid & delivered him at my decease to him and his heirs forever.
     Fifthly. I will and bequeath unto my son Jacob Corpening all the Lands I have made him a Title to to him and his heirs also four negroes Perry. James. Hannah & her youngest child Perry & James is already delivered him, and in Liew of the Eight Hundred dollars in money. I have made him a Title to Four Hundred & thirty five Acres of land called the Whitson place and he is to receive Hannah at the death of my Wife with her increase and th youngest child of Hannah now born he is to receive at my decease The above property to him & his heirs forever.
     Sixthly. I will and bequeath unto my Son George Corpening all the Lands that I have heretofore made him a Title to to him & his Heirs also three negroes Cook Nancy & Henry and Nancys increase and Eight Hundred dollars in money. The negroes he has already received and four Hundred dollars of the Eight Hundred dollars The remaining Four Hundred dollars he is to receive at my decease to him & his Heirs forever.
     seventhly. I will and bequeath unto my son David Corpeni the plantation on which I now live together with all the Lands I hold Title to adjoining it to and with all its appertainances containing by computation Two9 thousand one Hundred Acres also all the farming tools of very kind & description. The Black Smith tools Carpenter tools Boringn tools for making pipes for conveying water. The stills and vessels of every kind & description the shoemaker tools. Loom Corner cupboard Clock & case desk & Book case, all the Iron on hand at my decease Harrows & windmill Waggon & Gurs. Plough & gurs and their Tackle Hoes shovels axes & mattocs and all and every kind of tool that is used on the farm two cows & Calves and there Yearlings and also all my HOgs six head of sheep four Horses besides those Claimed by him now on the plantation The flax Hackle and all weights & measures Tight vessels and open vessels all the vessels of the house all the and Irons shovels and tongs all the kitchen furniture of every kind & description Cutting Box & also I will and bequeath to my said Son David Corpening my negroes Dick William Stephen Jesse Nancy and her child and their increase to him the said David and his heirs forever the meaning is that both the bequests above is to hiim David & his heirs forever.
     Eightly. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Polly Forney sixteen Hundred dollars already paid her one negro man Bob & one negro girl named Betsy which she has already Received also my negroe man Adam and four Hundrred dollars which negroe and the money to be delivered to her Heirs forever at my decease also the increase of the said negroes.
     Ninthly. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Betsy Summy sixteen Hundred dollars in money one negroe woman names Rose & her child Milly one other negroe woman named Ann which negroes she had already recieved with their increase and the sixteen Hundred dollars is already paid to her also one negroe Boy named Empsey and four Hundred dollars in money to be paid and delivered her at my decease to her and her heirs forever.
     Tenth. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Shuford sixteen Hundred dollars already paid to her one woman named Jinny one negroe Girl named Becky one Boy called Brazil all whyich she has already recd and their increase also one negro Boy named Camey and four Hundred dolalrs in money to be paid and delived to her at my decease to her and her Heirs forever.
     Eleventh. I will and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Barbary Two Hundred dollars in money toegether with her own purse which she hoolds in her own hand and Right and the money in it, to her & her heirs forever.
     Twelfth. I will and bequeath unto my son David Corpeni all the grain on hand at my decease made and Growing and all the spirits unsold and on hand at the time of my decease be to him and his heirs forever.
     I do hereby appoint my son David Corpening my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament -
Hereby Revoking all other wills and testaments by me ever heretofore made and only allowing the present will as my will -
      In Testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 27th day of August A. D. 1822 and 47th year of our independence. -
     Signed sealed and delivered. published                 A. C. (Seal)
     pronounced & declared by the testator to be his
     last will & Testament in present of us & of each other
           this 27 day of August 1822
/[Note: no witnesses signed or named/]11

     In studying the will, he seems to have been most generous to his son, David, leaving him "the plantation on which I now live together with all the land I hold title to adjoining to it and with all its appurtenancy containing by computation two thousand, one hundred acres - also all the farming tools of every kind and description, the blacksmith tools, the boring tools for making pipes for conveying water, the stills and vessels of every kind and description, the shoemaker tools, looms, corner cupboard, clock, case desk and bookcase - all the tables and chairs, one bed and furniture, steel yards: all the iron on hand at my decease, harrows & windmill, wagon and geers, ploughs & geers and three tackles, hoes, shovels, axes, mattocks and all and every kind of tool that is used on the farm - two cows & calves and their yearlings, and also any hogs, six head of sheep, four horses, besides those claimed by him now on the plantation; the flat hackle and all the weights & measures, tight vessels and open vessels, all the vessels of the house and stove and tongs. All the kitchen furniture of every kind and description. Cutting hoe & I also will and bequeath to my said son David Corpening my Negroes, Dick, William, Stephen, Jesee, Nancy & her child and their increase to him the said David and his heirs forever - the meaning is that both the bequests above is to him David & his heirs forever."7,12

     Albert Abraham Corpening wrote a will codicil in 1827 in Burke County, North Carolina, which reads:

     Thirteenthly. my will is and and I do bequeath to my son J. C. one negroe Boy named Bittian which negro Boy was born since the making this will to him the said John Corpening & his heres forever.
In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal & seal this 18th day of July A. D. 1827 and 52d year of our independence
                A C Corpening (Seal)
     signed sealed & delivered published
     pronounced & declared by the Testator
     to be his last will and testament
     in present of us and of each other
     this 18th day of July 1827
     William Erwin
     Matilda Erwin
     Mary Perkins
/[Endorsement/]            Albert Corpenings
                     last will and testament.13

     Albert Abraham Corpening died on 30 October 1827 at age 80 in Johns River, Burke County, North Carolina.
     By the time of his death, he held large estates in North Carolina, especially in Burke (later Caldwell) County. He had bought land from General Joseph McDowell on Johns River and built the plantation Ash Hill. He is buried, along with his wife, not far from the house across the river from Pleasant Valley, the Perkins farm.3,7,5,14

     His estate was probated in January 1828 at Burke County, North Carolina, by David Corpening and proved by William W. Erwin, witness.15

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1790with four free white males under 16; one free white male over 16 and four free white females7th Company, Burke County, North Carolina8
1820with one free white male between 16 and 26; one free white male 45 and older; one free white female 45 or older. Eight people in the household are engaged in agriculture. There were six male slaves under 14; one male slave between 14 and 26; two male slaves between 26 and 45; one female slave under 14; one female slave between 14 and 26; and, one female slave between 26 and 45Burke County, North Carolina16

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 72.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Catherine Corpening Shuford (1791-1868) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mike Huffstetler, maintained by Mike Huffstetler; citing Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  3. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 115.
  4. [S2806] "Brobst Family Historical Registry", contributed by Art Holmes, email at e-mail address, online at https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I54440 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010 , Database ID brobst, site verified as active 4 Jun 2019. So far, the facts I've checked have been accurate, nevertheless, everything must still be verified independently.
  5. [S2816] Burke County Historical Society. The Heritage of Burke County, North Carolina (n.p.: B. C. H. S., 1981), page 149.
  6. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I52350 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  7. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I26587 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  8. [S5519] "United States Census, 1790," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-2MG ): accessed re-accessed 7 Aug 2019, Albert Coreponong, Burke, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 95, column 3, under 7th Comp, line 1, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  9. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I26576 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  10. [S2816] Burke County Historical Society. Burke Co., NC Heritage, page 150.
  11. [S2841] Smith, John H.. "Private Manuscript Collections, Perkins Library - Duke University: Corpening Family Papers," The Burke Journal, vol. 12, no. 4 (Nov 1994): pages 4-6.
  12. [S2816] Burke County Historical Society. Burke Co., NC Heritage, page 152.
  13. [S2841] Smith. "Albert Corpening Will", page 6, 9 (for reproductions of signatures to will).
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Albert Abraham Corpening (1747-1827) at memorial page....
  15. [S2934] Philbeck Jr., Miles S. and Turner, Grace, abstractors. Burke County North Caroina Surviving Will and Probate Abstracts 1777-1910 (Chapel Hill: M.S.P., 1983), unpaginated; Item 130.
  16. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Burke County, North Carolina, Roll 83, page 11, line 3, Albert Corpening household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  17. [S1611] Biographical Souvenir of The State of Texas 1889 (Chicago: F. A. Battery and Company, 1889), now available online at http://www.txfannin.org/booksonline.php , courtesy of Vernon Drewa.

Barbara Probst1,2,3

F, #2446, b. 1 February 1754, d. circa 1829
FatherJohann Michael Probst4 b. 13 Mar 1701, d. c 1771
MotherAnna Maria Kerr5 b. bt 1710 - 1715, d. 1754

Family

Albert Abraham Corpening b. 16 Mar 1747, d. 30 Oct 1827
Child
Last Edited5 Jun 2019
     Barbara Probst was born on 1 February 1754, daughter of Johann Michael Probst and Anna Maria Kerr, in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Colony.6,7

     Barbara, 20, married Albert Abraham Corpening, 27, son of Heinrik Corpening and Mary Antony, on 23 June 1774 at Lynn Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Colony, as noted in her bible.6,7

     Barbara Corpening died circa 1829 in Caldwell County, North Carolina.
     Her burial location is unknown.8,7,9

     Her estate was probated in January 1830 in Burke County, now Caldwell County, North Carolina. Her will was presented for probate by David Corpening, executor and proven by Marcus L. Forney, a witness to the will.8

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 72.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Catherine Corpening Shuford (1791-1868) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mike Huffstetler, maintained by Mike Huffstetler; citing Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  3. [S2806] "Brobst Family Historical Registry", contributed by Art Holmes, email at e-mail address, online at https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I26576 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010 , Database ID brobst, site verified as active 4 Jun 2019, Barbara's 1713 German Bible is in a vault in the Asheville [Pack Memorial] NC Library. In that Bible, her name is shown as Probst. The Bible does not contain any ancestry data; only the statement: "Bible belonging to ancestors of Barbara Probst (Mrs. Albert Corpening) mother of David Corpening and Catherine Corpening (Mrs. John Shuford) of North Carolina". So far, the facts I've checked have been accurate, nevertheless, everything must still be verified independently.
  4. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I43853 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  5. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I36631 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  6. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 115.
  7. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I26576 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  8. [S2934] Philbeck Jr., Miles S. and Turner, Grace, abstractors. Burke County North Caroina Surviving Will and Probate Abstracts 1777-1910 (Chapel Hill: M.S.P., 1983), unpaginated; Item 131.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Barbara Propst Corpening (1754-1829) at memorial page....

John Hoyle1,2

M, #2447, b. 1 June 1740, d. 1 September 1822

Family

Margaret Rebecca Costner b. 9 May 1745, d. 16 Dec 1799
Child
Last Edited28 Jul 2018
     John Hoyle was born on 1 June 1740 in Pennsylvania Colony. He is said to have been the youngest son of Peter Heÿel, who emigrated in 1738 from Adenbach in the Rhineland-Palatinate to Pennsylvania, on the ship Robert and Alice. However, my information indicates that he was the next to youngest son of Peter.3,4,5

     John, 22, married Margaret Rebecca Costner, 17 on 17 March 1763. She was the sister of Major Jacob Costner.2,3,6,7

     On 6 April 1765, he received a North Carolina Crown Patent for 300 acres on the south fork of the Catawba joining his Father's old line.3

     On 9 September 1769, John Hoyle and wife Margaret of Tryon County, convey to Conrad Kinder, of Tryon County, 200 acres adjacent Peter Hoyle's line for £10 proc. money at Tryon County, North Carolina Colony.8

     On 2 December 1769, William Anderson of Tryon County, cponveyed to John Hoyle of same, for £42 10 shillings . . 280 acres on both sides Little Long Creek including Wabrig Carpenters ford, adj. John Myers corner, John Hoyles line . . 250 acres of which was granted to Wm Anderson [perhaps 19] Oct 1767 . . William Anderso (his mark) (Seal). Witnesses: Wm. Moore, John Scott, James Cunningham. Recorded Jan Term 1770 at Tryon County, North Carolina Colony.9

     In 1771, he served under as Lieutenant under Col. Frederick Hambright's company of Militia for 81 days against the Cherokees.3 A local DAR chapter is named for him.10

     Circa 1773, John Hoyle, as well as his brother-in-law, Thomas Costner, were among the men ordered to be a jury to lay out and mark a road nearest and the best way from Tryon Court House to Tuckaseege Ford.11

     This was probably the John Hoyle who was a member of the jury that laid out the road from the Tyron County Court House to Tuckaseege Ford.12

     In March 1777, he was a Tryon County juror at the Salisbury court.13

     In October 1777, he was ordered by the Tryon County Court to collect and gather taxes assessed on the inhabitants in Capt. Logan's District.14

     On 26 October 1779, Martin Hoyle of Lincoln County, conveyed to John Hoyle of same, for £200 NC money . . land on S. side S. fork Catawba 60 acres, part of a grant to Peter Hoyle 17 Mar 1754 and sd. Peter Hoyle dying intestate, sd land fell to his eldest son Jacob, and he likewise dying intestate, fell to sd. Martin Hoyle, his only son . Martin Hoil (seal). Witness: Johnathan Gullick, ____ (German signature). Rec. Jan. term 1780.

     On the same date, Martin Hoyle conveyed to John Hoyle, for £300 NC money . . land granted to Peter Hoyle on N. side Long Creek, 17 May 1754 (same chain as preceding) [same signature and witness. Rec. Jan. term 1780

On the same date, Martin Hoyle to Andrew Hoyle, for £300 NC money. . . Land granted to Peter Hoyle 17 May 1754 [same chain as preceding] Witness: Jonathan Gullick, John Heyel. Rec. Jan. term 1780. at Lincoln County, North Carolina.15

     On 26 October 1779, John Hoyle of Lincoln Co., conveyed to Martin Hoyle of same, for £200 NC money . . . 100 acres on N. side S. fork Catawba, granted to sd. John Hoyle 28 Feb 1775 . . . John Heyll (Seal). witnesses: Jonathan Gullick, _____ (German signature). Recorded Oct term 1782 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.16

     On 26 October 1779, Martin Hoyle of Lincoln County, North Carolina, conveyed to John Hoyle, also of Lincoln for £200 North Carolina money, 60 acres of land on the south side of the South fork of the Catawba River, it having been part of a grant to Peter Hoyle dated 17 Mar 1754, and said Peter Hoyle dying intestate, said land fell to his eldest son Jacob, and he likewise dying intestate, fell to the said Martin Hoyle, his only son. Witnesses: Jonathan Gullick and someone else who signed in German. The deed was recorded in January Court 1780.

     On the same date, Martin conveyed to John Hoyle for £300 NC money . . . . and granted to Peter Hoyle on N. side Long Creek, 17 May 1754 [same chain as preceding]. Recorded Jan. term 1780.17

     On 7 October 1780, John fought against the British in the Revolutionary War, serving with Col. Frederick Hambright and his son, Major Frederick Hambright. Older people in the area believe Lt. John Hoyle was on the northern side of King's Mountain with Col. Hambright's men at this battle. For his service, John received 1,150 acres of land on Knob Creek, in Rutherford County, near Cleveland County, North Carolina.18

     On 25 March 1782, Martin Hoyle of Lincoln Co., conveyed to Peter Best of same, for £100 NC money . land on N. side S. fork Catawba, adj. his grand-father's old line, part of a tract granted to John Hoyle 6 Apr 1765 . . Marten Hoil (Seal). Witnesses: Jno Moore, Elizabeth Moore. Recorded Apr Term 1782 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.19

     On 20 October 1794, Joyce (?) Hoyle of Rutherford County, conveyed three plats of land to Andrew Hoyle, Jr., who was actually his son and not his nephew.3

     On 9 April 1818, John Hoyle Snr paid $75 as part of the Estate of Peter Hoyle (my husband) signed by Susanah Hoyle with her mark at Lincoln County, North Carolina.20

     On 24 July 1819, "I do hereby make Known that there is Twenty five dollars due my Son Peter Hoyle to make him even with my other children excusive (sic) of the will given under my hand." Signed by John Hoyle at Lincoln County, North Carolina.21

     On 17 March 1822, "I attended on John Heyle when he was Sick untill the 26th of April my Charges against Said Heyl for attending on him when he was Sick & until burried is $50.00. Signed Jacob Shuford.22

     On 8 June 1822, "Due to the Estate of John Heyl Deced Ballence (sic) on one note and Daniel Rinehart due 15th Mar 1819 for $14. . .23

     In July 1822, an Inventory of his estate was presented to court at Lincoln County, North Carolina.24

     John Hoyle died on 1 September 1822 at age 82 in Rutherford County, North Carolina,25,14 and was buried in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. Given that he's referred to as deceased on 8 Jun 1822, I don't understand this date or place of death.26,14

     His estate was probated on 27 November 1822 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. John's will has been lost, but estate papers name his children as: Mary Warlick, Margaret Shufford, Andrew Hoyle, Elizabeth Friday, Susannah Wilfong, John Hoyle, Jacob Hoyle, David Hoyle, Solomon Hoyle, and Sally Peeler. His son, Peter's, widow, Susannah, signed a receipt. Executors of his estate were Andrew Hoyle and Jacob Shufford (sic).

     I don't understand a probate of this date, given the June and July documents which refer to his "estate."27

     On 20 November 1829, a return of the Estate of Mary Hoyle by John Hoyle, her Guardian, was filed in Lincoln County. I can't determine exactly to whom this refers. I think she might be one of the children of John's son, Peter. However, Peter died in 1819 so while it's possible he could have a child still at minor in 1829, it doesn't seem likely.28

     Two girls, Elizabeth Hoyle, a lunatic, and Mary, a minor, had orders from the court in 1830 and probably are the children of his son, Peter.29

     On 1 April 1830, I am unsure exactly who was the Elizabeth Hoyle, lunatic, whose Guardian, Elias Hooper, filed on this date for reimbursement for her care. As a lunatic, Elizabeth would continue to require a guardian at Lincoln County, North Carolina.30

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1790with five males under 16, four males over 16, and five femalesLincoln County, North Carolina3

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 57; says his middle initial is "D."
  2. [S2755] Sherrill, William L., compiler. Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Containing Interest and Authentic Facts About Lincoln County History Through the years 1749-1937 (Charlotte: The Observer Printing House, Inc., 1937), page 95.
  3. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 237.
  4. [S2818] Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and His Descendants, 1100-1936: with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt,Ghent) Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger (Leinberger) , Mendenhall, McIntosk, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reihnardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smither, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner, and Wilfong (Shelby: E. H. R., c1938), page 28, 39. This book is replete with errors, particularly with respect to the German ancestors of Pieter Heyl, and therefore should be used with caution.
  5. [S2820] E. D. Ryne, L. L. Jenkins and Hoffman, L. M.. Our Kin: being a History of the Hoffman, Rhyne, Costner, Rudisill, Best, Hovis, Hoyle, Wills, Shetley, Jenkins, Holland, Hambright, Gaston, Withers, Cansler, Clemmer and Lineberger Families (Charlotte: R.J. H., 1915), also online http://ancestry.com, page 396; accessed 4 Jan 2011, states he was born in Nassau, Germany!.
  6. [S2818] Rucker. Genealogy of Peiter Heyl, page 39, provides the precise date.
  7. [S2820] E. D. Ryne, L. L. Jenkins and Hoffman. Our Kin (Hoffman et al), page 396, stating they were married 17 Nov 1763; accessed 4 Jan 2011.
  8. [S1524] Holcomb, Brent H., abstractor. Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina 1769-1786; Tryon County Wills & Estates (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1977), page 11; citing Tryon County Deeds, Volume I, page 134.
  9. [S1524] Holcomb. NC Deed Abstrts., Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos; Tryon Wills & Estates, page 10; citing Tryon-Lincoln Deeds, Volume I, pages 131-132.
  10. [S2755] Sherrill. Hist of Lincoln Co., NC, page 51.
  11. [S3671] Sherrill, William L., Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina: containing interesting and authentic facts of Lincoln County history through the years 1749-1937,, page 18, FHL Film 1,307,615 #7, microreproduction of original published: Charlotte, N. C. : The Observer Printing House, 1937.
  12. [S2755] Sherrill. Hist of Lincoln Co., NC, page 18.
  13. [S2755] Sherrill. Hist of Lincoln Co., NC, page 25.
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Dec 2013, memorial page for John Hoyle (1740-1822) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lotsogenealogy, maintained by E. Lankford; citing Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  15. [S1524] Holcomb. NC Deed Abstrts., Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos; Tryon Wills & Estates, page 100, citing Tryon-Lincoln Deeds, Volume II, Jan Court 1780, pages 525-528.
  16. [S1524] Holcomb. NC Deed Abstrts., Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos; Tryon Wills & Estates, page 104; citing Tryon-Lincoln Deeds, Volume II, Jan 1782, pages 576-577.
  17. [S1524] Holcomb. NC Deed Abstrts., Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos; Tryon Wills & Estates, page 100; citing Tryon-Lincoln Deeds, Volume II, Jan Court 1780, pages 525-527.
  18. [S2818] Rucker. Genealogy of Peiter Heyl, page 39.
  19. [S1524] Holcomb. NC Deed Abstrts., Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos; Tryon Wills & Estates, page 103; citing Tryon-Lincoln Deeds, Volume II, Jan 1782, pages 563-564.
  20. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY : accessed 2 Mar 2012), John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 1 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762.
  21. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 2 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  22. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 11 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  23. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 3 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  24. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 4 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  25. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 237, says he died bef Apr 1823.
  26. [S2818] Rucker. Genealogy of Peiter Heyl, page 40.
  27. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, images 5 and 7 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  28. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 2 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY0, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  29. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 238.
  30. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 1 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY8, accessed 2 Mar 2012.

Margaret Rebecca Costner1

F, #2448, b. 9 May 1745, d. 16 December 1799

Family

John Hoyle b. 1 Jun 1740, d. 1 Sep 1822
Child
Last Edited6 Jan 2019
     Margaret Rebecca Costner was baptized on 9 May 1745. The Kastner site explains that the Kirchenbuchern (Lutheran, Reformed, and Catholic) of Endokoben was not found.2,3

     Margaret Rebecca Costner also is reported to have been born on 7 May 1745.4,5 Margaret's surname also is spelled as Kastner.

     Margaret Rebecca, 17, married John Hoyle, 22 on 17 March 1763. She was the sister of Major Jacob Costner.6,7,8,9

     The cited source claims there was another daughter, Elizabeth, born 1774 and that Susan (Mrs. Wilfong) was born in 1777.10

     "Margaret Costner [Hoyle] was a very noble character, and to her is given the credit for our Hoyl family being an outstanding sober family, even at a time when everybody made and sold whiskey. She is quoted as saying daily to her sons: 'Every one of you needs all your mother-wit, don't befuddle your brain with whiskey.4'

     Margaret Rebecca Hoyle died on 16 December 1799 at age 54 in Catawba County, North Carolina,5 and was buried in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.5

     She is also reported to have died on 19 November 1821 at Lincoln County, North Carolina. This date appears clearly to be in error.7

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 57.
  2. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), pages 117, 237.
  3. [S2820] E. D. Ryne, L. L. Jenkins and Hoffman, L. M.. Our Kin: being a History of the Hoffman, Rhyne, Costner, Rudisill, Best, Hovis, Hoyle, Wills, Shetley, Jenkins, Holland, Hambright, Gaston, Withers, Cansler, Clemmer and Lineberger Families (Charlotte: R.J. H., 1915), also online http://ancestry.com, page 396; accessed 4 Jan 2011.
  4. [S2818] Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and His Descendants, 1100-1936: with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt,Ghent) Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger (Leinberger) , Mendenhall, McIntosk, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reihnardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smither, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner, and Wilfong (Shelby: E. H. R., c1938), page 39. This book is replete with errors, particularly with respect to the German ancestors of Pieter Heyl, and therefore should be used with caution.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Dec 2013, memorial page for Margaret Costner Hoyle (1745-1799) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lotsogenealogy, maintained by E. Lankford; citing Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  6. [S2755] Sherrill, William L., compiler. Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Containing Interest and Authentic Facts About Lincoln County History Through the years 1749-1937 (Charlotte: The Observer Printing House, Inc., 1937), page 95.
  7. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 237.
  8. [S2818] Rucker. Genealogy of Peiter Heyl, page 39, provides the precise date.
  9. [S2820] E. D. Ryne, L. L. Jenkins and Hoffman. Our Kin (Hoffman et al), page 396, stating they were married 17 Nov 1763; accessed 4 Jan 2011.
  10. [S3669] Chostner, James Earl and Davault, Doris Brennecke. Kestner - Kastner - Costner - Chostner, 1550-1991, and the Related Families of Estes, Hopkins, James, and Nanney (Jackson: D. B. D., 1991), page 30.
  11. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 238.