Henry Van Kirk, Jr. (1740 - 1798)

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Birthplace: , Monmouth, New Jersey
Death: Died in Amwell, Washington, Pennsylvania
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About Henry Van Kirk, Jr.

Henry Van Kirk's will found in will book 1, p. 344 (year 1798), Washington County, PA. _______________________

Raymond Martin Bell, "The Vankirk Family of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon (now Mercer) County, New Jersey and Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania"; Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, August 1983, vol. 10, #1, p. 43.

The court records at Washington, PA show the following for Henry [Van Kirk]:

29 Oct 1791 bought 255 acres for £287 from John & Sarah Gregg DB-1 p. 299 adjoining John Vankirk (later Henry got 254 acres from Gregg)

2 Apr 1792 Patent of 255 acres to Henry

20 Mar 1798 will written. Wife Sarah; sons William, Johnson, Gideon, Ira, Arthur, Henry, John; daughters Mary, Anny, Betsy. William the oldest was in New Jersey; Gideon & Ira each got 100 acres; the three younger sons 300 acres to be divided; Executors: Joseph & Gideon; witnesses: Silas Crispin, John Lackey, George Caton. WB-1, p. 344; Accounts Vol. 10 1805.

3 Apr 1798 Death of Henry (bible incorrectly lists it as 3 Apr 1797)

14 Apr 1798 Will Probated

18 Apr 1798 Appraisal by Thomas Lackey, Arthur Chamberlain. Personal Property £285.5.0 = $750; Cash $29.82

26 May 1798 Sale of Personal Property $842.20.

26 Jan 1805 Final Settlement; physician listed as Dr. John Culbertson

The 1796 tax list shows:

Henry Vankirk 509 acres, 3 houses, 1 barn, 2 horses, 6 cows, 1 yoke oxen Joseph Vankirk 120 acres, 25 cleared, 1 house, 1 stable, 1 horse, 2 cows Jacob & Henry Vankirk 240 acres, 1 house, 1 barn, 1 horse, 3 cows

The 1798 "window tax" shows:

Sarah (widow of Henry) Vankirk, 2 houses $70, 500 acres, total $2050 Jacob Vankirk, 2 houses $60, 236 acres, total $1004 Joseph Vankirk, 1 house $25, 120 acres, total $500

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Henry Van Kirk, Jr.'s Timeline

1740
December 17, 1740
, Monmouth, New Jersey
1763
February 1, 1763
Age 22
1765
January 11, 1765
Age 24
1771
April 7, 1771
Age 30
1775
April 19, 1775
Age 34
1779
January 29, 1779
Age 38
1781
June 6, 1781
Age 40
New Jersey
1784
July 18, 1784
Age 43
1788
May 12, 1788
Age 47
May 12, 1788
Age 47