In genealogical research we are told to “research the relatives, neighbors, and associates” of our family member in order to learn more about them and hopefully take our family line back another generation. However, when does an apparent series of coincidences become a connection?
Jacob and Anna Maria (___) Hoover both died in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1800 and 1808, respectively. Their children can not be found in the township after 1816. Where did they go?
I’ve finally added the revised family pages for George Hoover (ca 1766-1847) of Fayette County, son of Andrew and Catharine (___) Hoover and George Hoover (ca 1735/40-1813) of Armstrong county, son of Michael Hoover. These pages—especially George Hoover of Armstrong County—include some substantial changes from their prior versions, so descendants of Christian Hoover, William Matthias […]
I’ve recently discovered that George Hoover, son of Andrew and Catharine (___) Hoover, of Fayette County lived in Union Township his whole life. Therefore, he can not be the George Hoover who owned property in Westmoreland County from 1779 through 1799 and died in Armstrong County in 1813. How Did We Get Here? Before I […]
One of the pieces of data I have for Andrew Hoover Jr. has intrigued and perplexed me. During her research in this Hoover family, Luella Schuamburg Hoover was sent a deed from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in which Andrew named Yost Herbaugh as his attorney to receive from Catherine Liebrich, relict of Nicholas Liebrich, late of […]
A list of Huber immigrants to Pennsylvania between 1728 and 1768 taken from the Pennsylvania Archives, Series II, Volume XVII, “Names of Foreigners who took the Oath of Allegiance, 1727-1775.”
In my last post, I went over what I found in the German Township, Fayette County tax records during my recent trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In this post, I’m going to address what I found in the Union and Tyrone Township tax records. If you recall, I had this information for the township before the […]
I’m recently back from a trip to Pennsylvania—well, okay, not recently, but close enough—and I thought I’d share some of what I learned. I spent some time at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. Mostly, I looked up and copied Hoover Family deeds from Fayette, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Washington and Greene counties, but I also looked […]
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.