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DESCENDANTS OF PETER CLEAVER AND CATHERINE SHOEMAKER

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Re: DAR Library has Isaac CLEVER, Elizabeth Kille line applications on file

Brad Davidson (View posts)
Posted: 1090179792000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the information. To the best of my knowledge, none of my Cleavers was a member of the military during the revolution so I haven't turned to DAR yet.

My focus is on Peter (b.1831/32) and wife Sarah. First name is confirmed from headstone in Hickory Grove Cem. Last name alleged to be Bacon. I'm searching for hard documentatinof Sarah's last name.

As for Peter (the immigrant ancestor) Cleaver (Clever/Klever), he is generally thought to be of German origin but I've not personally seen the documentation. A couple of citations i clude:

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Abstract of Will
E:72 10 11 1727 24 2 1727
Remarks: Peter Cleaver. Bristol, Co. of Philadelphia. Weaver. 11 mo.10, 1727/8. February 24, 1727. E.72.
Children: Christian, Melchior, Eve Adams, Isaac, Peter, Dorick, Agnas, John. Exec: David Potts, Anthony Denis.
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Extracted from the Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series, Volume VII, Pages 121-126.

Recorded in 1708. Confirmed by the Queen in Council, February 20, 1713
"And whereas, divers of the Protestants, or Reformed Religion who were inhabitants of High and Low Germany, above Five and Twenty Years ago, embraced the Invitations, &c."

Clever Peter Philadelphia Before 1683
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Good Hunting,
Brad
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