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In May of 1780, Jacob Waller sold a tract of land—part of a 1769 survey on Redstone Creek—now part of Union township, Fayette county to Andrew Hoover, Jr. This land was then signed over to Jacob Pindle/Pindell by Andrew Hoover in August of 1780. Sixteen years later, Jacob Pindell signed over this land to Jonathan Rowland and wife Susannah “in trust for the heirs of” Conrad Herbaugh on May 3rd, 1796.
If you’re researching your family history, deeds can be an excellent source of information, placing a family member at a specific place at a specific time. They can sometimes provide clues to where a person came from or went to. And, if you’re lucky, they can also provide information on family relationships.
Here is an index to some deeds for HOOVERs in Fayette county in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
In 1786, Henry HOOVER of Fayette County, Pennsylvania finalized a deed for two tracts of land in Washington County, Maryland between his father Andrew HOOVER’s estate and Jacob SHANK of Washington County, Maryland. These tracts were purchased by Andrew in 1779 from Francis Deahnis and William Deahnis Jr. of Montgomery County, Maryland as part of… read more
Here’s a transcription of the obituary of Herbert Hershey Hocker (1865—1946), son of Levi and Anna (Frantz) Hocker. Hershey married Sarah J. Bower, daughter of John and Amanda (___) Bower, 1 Apr 1906 in Yoe, Pennsylvania.  “H. Hershey Hocker Funeral services for H. Hershey Hocker, 554 Race Street, who died Tuesday night after a… read more
This is a transcription of the last will and testament of Jacob Hacker (1803—1873) of Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. I’m am seeking to determine whether or not this Jacob Hocker/Hacker belongs to my Lancaster Hackers, and if so, where. He’s of an age to possibly be the son of George3 and Christina (MILLER) HACKER… read more