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Nicholas Heavener

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Hirschfield, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: May 05, 1769 (61)
Brandywine, Augusta County, Province of Virginia (Shawnee Indians)
Place of Burial: Fort Seybert, Pendleton County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Alexandri Heavner and Catharina Kibblewhite Hevener(Hefner)
Husband of Anna Elizabeth Heavener
Father of Frederick Hevener Sr.; Jacob Heavener; Maria Hannah Hevener; Catreen Hevener; Christopher Heavener and 4 others
Brother of Peter Hefner

Occupation: immigrated to US 1738, naturalized 18 May 1761
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About Nicholas Heavener

In the Name of God amen the fifth Day of April in the year of our Lord 1769 I Niclos Havner of Augusta County being week in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory thanks be given to God tharefore Calling to Mind the Mortality of My Body and knowing that it is apponted for all Men once to dye do make and Ordain this to be My last will and Testa-ment that is to Say Princepaly and first of all I give & recomend My Soule unto God that give it and My Body I recomend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christen manner at the Des-cretion of My Executors nothing Doubting but at ye Resurrection I Shall recave the Same again by the mighty power of God, --and as touching Such worldly Estate wharwith it pleas-ed God to bless me with in this world I give Devise and despose of them in manner following

Viz, it is my will and do order that. in ye firs place that all my just debts & funarel Charges be paid I then give & bequath unto My well bleoved wife Elezebath Havner after debts and Charges is paid the full third part of my Moveable Estae of goods and Credets whither in the Colony or any other which I will hur My iron Stove in part tharof, and My Son Jacob havner is to find hur ten bushels of wheat & one hundred pound of pork yearly and fead for hur one hors & two cowsm, and Sow half a bushel of flaxseed yearly in good order as long as Shee liveth and Make for hur a good warm house Conveniant for hur with ye help of My Son Fradreck Havner--Over and above hur thirds I likewise Constitut make and and Ordain My well beloved wife & my Son Jacob Havner My Executors of this my last will & teastment

itam I give and bequeth to My well beloved Son Fredreck Havner a Sarten part of ye plantation I live on laying on ye west side of ye South forke begining at a gulley about ten poles above the head of my bigg feel from thence up-ward to the head of my Land and a Sarten pies if Land which I prchesed of Robert David & my Son Fredrecks and one Black Hors Caled Yonker

itam I give and bequeth to my well loved Son Jacob Havner all the other part of My planta-tion on both Sids of ye forke and My wagen with two pear of gears & chane & two Cows out of my Stock and one half of my Cuper tubs & other tubs & the other half to my Son Fredreck,

itam I give & bequeth to my well beloved Hannah Gile {these last two words have a line drawn through them in denial} Catren Havner two Cows out of my Stock,

After ye above mentioned Sumes and articels is paid T will that ye remaining part of my Estate be Equlaly devided betwen My two sons & two Daughter above mentioned [these last two words are also lined through] Each one a forth part

And I do hareby uterly disalow Revoke & Des-anul all and Every Other Testement Ratifying & Confirming this and no Other to be My last will & testament in withness wharof I have hareunto Set My hand & Seal the year & Day above writon

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Nicholas emmigrated from the Paltinate region of Germany along aroute that took him down the Rhine River and to the Port City ofAmsterdam in Holland. From Amsterdam he and approximately 380like minded ernmigrants set sail for America upon the ship-'Davy" in the Spring of 1738. After a layover in Cowes, Isle ofWright, England the "Davy" arrived at the port of Philadelphiaon Oct. 25,1738 --- see the preceeding PROLOGUE section of thiswork for narrative and insight as to at least some of thetravails that these hardy souls had already overcome in theirefforts to establish a life in the New World. The initialdestination for Nicholas and many of his shipmates upon leavingPhiladelphia was the German community in the Tulpehocken area ofthen Lebanon (now Berks) Co, Pa. Over the period of thefollowing fifthteen years he would marry, provide for his wifeand four children, and yearn for even better things in theirlifes. Nicholas and Elizabeth were members of the Christ Churchin Tulpehocken (High German Evangelical Luthern) while ChristianLauer who is mentioned elsewhere as the godfather of MariaCatarina "Catren" and as the second husband of the widowedElizabeth was a member of Trinity Reformed Church (High GermanEvangelical Reformed-UCC) as well as the Christ Church. Nicholastook Oath to he Crown (Naturalized) in Pennsylvania on9-16-1750. Within a very short time of his becoming eligible todo so by naturalization he purchased two tracts of land West ofthe town of Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks Co. Thelarger tract of 205 acres was sold in 1754 coincident with hismove to Virginia. His disposition of the smaller 104 1/2 acretract is undetermined. Other than the sale of land, the lastthat is known of Nicholas in Pennsylvania is that he andElizabeth served as Sponsors (Godparents) at the Baptism of AnnaElizabeth Troester in July,1753. The service occurred at theAltolhoe or Altalaha Church in Rehersburg. In May,1755 Nicholasand Ellizabeth purchased 2 tracts of land totaling 600 acresthat stradled the South Fork of the South Branch of the PotomacRiver. This property is situated North of the present town ofBrandywine, Pendleton Co, V Va. In the style of the day Nicholasand Elizabeth raised their family in a log cabin with an earthenfloor, several large pots for cooking and washing, somelivestock and horses and little else. Nicholas pursued his tradeas a cooper. in his will drawn in 1769 Nicholas makes specificprovision for the disposition of his coopers tools. Nicholas hadpreviousely taken an Oath to The Crown (was naturalized) inPennsylvqnia on Sept 16,1750 and for reasons unknown repeatedthis act in usta Co, Va. on May 18,1762. The Seybert familyincluding Elizabeth, her mother Johanna, and brothers Jacob andWendel emigrated in 1738 on the same ship "Davy" as did herfuture husband, Nicholas Hevener. The parents of Elizabeth wereChristopher and Johanna or Johnnetta ( ? Seybert.Following the death of Christopher Seybert the widowed Johannare- married in Pennsylvania to Henry (Henrich) Lorentz. Henryand Johanna were 2 2 (3) Nicholas Hevener, son of AlexandriHevener and Catharina (Unk wife), was born 1707 in Hirschfeld,Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and married 1742/1743, (4)Anna Elizabeth Saybert who was born about 1719 in Bitzweiler,Wolfersweiler, Saarland, Germany. Nicholas died May 1769 inBrandywine, Pendleton Co, W Va and was buried in Pendleton Co, WVa, (Brandywine). Anna Elizabeth died after 1786 in nrTulpehocken, Berks Co, Pa and was buried in Trinity Ref Ch,Berks Co, Pa, (Tulpehocken). Anna Elizabeth was also married toChristian Lauer, Col. Nicholas emmigrated from the Paltinateregion of Germany along a route that took him down the RhineRiver and to the Port City of Amsterdam in Holland. FromAmsterdam he and approximately 380 like minded ernmigrants setsail for America upon the ship -'Davy" in the Spring of 1738.After a layover in Cowes, Isle of Wright, England the "Davy"arrived at the port of Philadelphia on Oct. 25,
Nicholas emmigrated from the Paltinate region of Germany along aroute that took him down the Rhine River and to the Port City of Amsterdam in Holland. From Amsterdam he and approximately 380 like minded ernmigrants set sail for America upon the ship-"Davy" in the Spring of 1738. After a layover in Cowes, Isle of Wright, England the "Davy" arrived at the port of Philadelphia on Oct. 25,1738. The initial destination for Nicholas and many of his shipmates upon leaving Philadelphia was the German community in the Tulpehocken area of then Lebanon (now Berks) Co, Pa. Over the period of the following fifthteen years he would marry, provide for his wife and four children, and yearn for even better things in their lifes. Nicholas and Elizabeth were members of the Christ Church in Tulpehocken (High German Evangelical Luthern) while Christian Lauer who is mentioned elsewhere as the godfather of Maria Catarina "Catren" and as the second husband of the widowed Elizabeth was a member of Trinity Reformed Church (High GermanEvangelical Reformed-UCC) as well as the Christ Church. Nicholastook Oath to he Crown (Naturalized) in Pennsylvania on 9-16-1750. Within a very short time of his becoming eligible to do so by naturalization he purchased two tracts of land West of the town of Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks Co. The larger tract of 205 acres was sold in 1754 coincident with his move to Virginia. His disposition of the smaller 104 1/2 acre tract is undetermined. Other than the sale of land, the last that is known of Nicholas in Pennsylvania is that he and Elizabeth served as Sponsors (Godparents) at the Baptism of Anna Elizabeth Troester in July,1753. The service occurred at the Altolhoe or Altalaha Church in Rehersburg. In May,1755 Nicholas and Ellizabeth purchased 2 tracts of land totaling 600 acresthat stradled the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. This property is situated North of the present town of Brandywine, Pendleton Co, W Va. In the style of the day, Nicholas and Elizabeth raised their family in a log cabin with an earthen floor, several large pots for cooking and washing, some livestock and horses and little else. Nicholas pursued his trade as a cooper. I n his will drawn in 1769 Nicholas makes specific provision for the disposition of his cooper's tools. Nicholas had previousely taken an Oath to The Crown (was naturalized) in Pennsylvqnia on Sept 16,1750 and for reasons unknown repeated his act in Va. on May 18,1762. The Seybert family including Elizabeth, her mother Johanna, and brothers Jacob and Wendel emigrated in 1738 on the same ship "Davy" as did her future husband, Nicholas Hevener. The parents of Elizabeth were Christopher and Johanna or Johnnetta ( ? Seybert. Following the death of Christopher Seybert the widowed Johannare married in Pennsylvania to Henry (Henrich) Lorentz. Henry and Johanna were 22 . (3)Nicholas Hevener, son of Alexandri Hevener and Catharina (Unk wife), was born 1707 in Hirschfeld, Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and married 1742/1743, (4)Anna Elizabeth Saybert who was born about 1719 in Bitzweiler, Wolfersweiler, Saarland, Germany. Nicholas died May 1769 in Brandywine, Pendleton Co, W Va and was buried in Pendleton Co, WVa, (Brandywine). Anna Elizabeth died after 1786 in nrTulpehocken, Berks Co, Pa and was buried in Trinity Ref Ch,Berks Co, Pa, (Tulpehocken). Anna Elizabeth was also married to Christian Lauer, Col. Nicholas emmigrated from the Paltinate region of Germany along a route that took him down the Rhine River and to the Port City of Amsterdam in Holland. From Amsterdam he and approximately 380 like minded ernmigrants set sail for America upon the ship "Davy" in the Spring of 1738. After a layover in Cowes, Isle of Wright, England the "Davy"arrived at the port of Philadelphia on Oct. 25,

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Nicholas Heavener's Timeline

1707
October 25, 1707
Hirschfield, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1741
1741
Age 33
Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
1741
Age 33
Lancaster, Tulpehocken, PA
1744
August 7, 1744
Age 36
Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
1747
May 29, 1747
Age 39
Tulpehocken PA
1748
1748
Age 40
Tulpenhocken, , Pennsylvania, USA
1749
1749
Age 41
Berks County, Province of Pennsylvania
1749
Age 41
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
1750
June 7, 1750
Age 42