106. Documentation for Philip Royer
(19 October 1772 to 25 June 1830)
father of Elizabeth Royer
(02 July 1797 to 24 April 1886)



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ROYER, PHILIP.                        October 15, 1804.           willabstn-r.txt 
ROYER, PHILIP.                        August 11, 1810.            willabstn-r.txt 
Clarify these two Philip Royer are not the same as one in Rockingham Co., VA.


Philip Royer was born 19 October 1772, probably in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
.(1) He was the son of John Royer and his wife, Maria Elizabeth Neu.(2) Philip married Keaty Keller (or Catharine – Caller / Kaylor / Koehler) on 5 November 1793.(3)

A critical document to identify the children of Philip Royer and his wife, Keaty Keller, is found in the University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, for Rockingham County, Virginia. Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes, John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer et. al. The case occurred in 1841 and the records for the case consist of 44 pages.

The legal case also identifies six children of John Royer, five by his first wife and one child by his second wife, Barbara. The legal case identifies the second wife of John Royer, deceased, as Barbary or Barbara, also deceased, in 1841, when the case went before the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Rockingham. John Royer married again after his first wife, Maria Elizabeth Neu died.

John Royer's second wife was the widow of a John Boyer. Care must be taken in researching the families involved in this case because many records, such as census records, are difficult to determine if the surname written is Royer or Boyer.

"Your orator Peter Royer of Rockingham administrator with the will annexed de bonis non of John Royer dec'd., and in his own right as a distribute of the said John Royer." John Royer appointed his wife, Barbary Royer sole executrix of his will. It appears from the land records for John Royer in Rockingham County, VA, that John transferred most of his real estate about 7 March 1825 to his sons, i.e., Christian Royer, Philip Royer, Peter Royer, and Henry Royer. It also appears John Royer had a land transaction on 7 March 1825 with Peter Boyer.

"The said John Royer at the time of his death had by a previous wife the following children; to wit, your orator and Catharine of Rockingham County and Philip Royer since dead his wife also dead (unknown word) but the said Philip left the following children, to wit, John Royer, Abraham Royer, Jonathan Royer, and Joseph Royer, and Betsey married to George Hartman all of the state of Ohio, also Catharine married to George Stumbough of Ohio, and Teney married to Peter Cline of the county of Rockingham. John Royer left also Christian Royer of the state of Ohio, also Elizabeth married to Daniel Nunemaker of the state of Ohio, she died in the lifetime of her father leaving the following children to wit, Peter, Mary Ann and Elizabeth Nunemaker, all of the state of Ohio. The said John Royer also left by his last wife the said Barbary one son Henry Royer of the State of Ohio. See the various Appendix to this writing which are found after the REFERENCES section below.

Another court case about the years 1870 to 1873 is somewhat of a continuation of the case adjudicated in 1841. See University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, for Rockingham County, Virginia. Index Number 1873-064, Chancery Causes, Henry Royer vs Peter Boyer, administrator, et. al. The descendants of John Boyer and his wife, Barbary Boyer, may be identified in this court case. This writer has not read all of this legal case and does not intend to do so. The file consists of approximately 90 pages.

Philip Royer and Keaty Keller (perhaps Catharine Caller) were the parents of the following children:

I) Elizabeth Royer was born 2 July 1797 at McGaheysville, Rockingham, Virginia.(4) She married George Hartman about 25 March 1818.(5) Elizabeth Royer Hartman died 24 April 1886 in Fountain County, Indiana, at age 88.(6) George Hartman died 5th Sept 1843 in Fountain County, Indiana.(6A) George and Elizabeth Royer Hartman were the parents of twelve children.(6B)

II) John Royer was born 7 December 1794 in Rockingham Co., VA.(7) He died 24 January 1887 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio.(8) He was buried at the Blue Jacket Cemetery in Bellefontaine. He married Elizabeth Hartman on 7 April 1818.(9) She was born 31 March 1799 in Rockingham Co., VA, and she died 3 September 1855 in Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio.(10) Elizabeth Hartman most likely was a sister to George Hartman, who married Elizabeth Royer.

A Biographical Sketch of John Royer, a son of Philip Royer, follows:

"John Royer, farmer: P.O., Bellefontaine; was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, Dec 7, 1794; is a son of Philip and Catherine Royer, who were also natives of Virginia. Mr. Royer spent his youth and early manhood on his father's farm, receiving an education such as the common schools of Virginia afforded at the time; he was married in 1818 to Elizabeth Hartman, whose parents were natives of the same county in Virginia. From this marriage there were ten children, three of whom are now dead -- John Jeremiah, William, Mary, Benjamin, Lucy A., Sarah, George, and Elizabeth; one died in infancy. In 1831, Mr. Royer left Virginia and came to Preble County, Ohio, and in 1832 came from there to Logan County, Ohio, where he has since resided; he purchased 160 acres of land when he came to the county, all of which he cleared and improved; he resides on this farm at the present time; he served four months in the war of 1812 and had a son in the Mexican War, who died on his way home, after his discharge. Mr. Royer's wife died September 9, 1855. He is a member of the Lutheran Church, and aims to live consistent with the teachings of the same."
(11)

III) Christena (Christina) was born before 24 January 1802 in Rockingham Co., VA.(12) Christena, or Teney, married Peter Cline in Rockingham County, VA.(13) He was born 17 August 1798 in Rockingham Co., VA.(14) Peter Cline died from consumption on 8 July 1857 in Rockingham Co. VA.(15) He was buried at the Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Rockingham Co., VA.(16) Peter and Christina were the parents of Maria Anna Cline, born 15 March 1824 and christened 27 September 1824 at the Peaked Mountain Church.(17)

IV) Abraham was born 14 September 1811 in Rockingham Co., VA.(18) He died 28 June 1893 in Fountain Co., Indiana.(19) Abraham Royer married Susannah Wertz on 11 September 1836 in Butler Co., Ohio.(20) Susannah was born in 1819 in Pennsylvania and she died 18 October 1889 in Covington, Fountain, Indiana.(21) Abraham and Susannah were the parents of at least one daughter named Luella who was born about 1857 or 1858 in Indiana.(22)

V) Philip was born 1797 and died in 1797.(23) Philip was NOT listed in the 1841 Rockingham Co., VA, Chancery Court case.

VI) Katherine was born 15 April 1804.(24) She married a George Stumbough.(25) They were living in Ohio in 1841.(26)

The following information is believed to be about Joseph Royer and Jonathan Royer, sons of Philip Royer, as mentioned in the 1841 Rockingham Co., VA, Chancery Court case. These two sons of Philip Royer apparently moved to Indiana in the 1830s.

VII) Joseph Royer was born 29 January 1809 in Rockingham Co., VA.(27) He died 4 August 1872 in Montgomery Co., Indiana.(28) Joseph Royer married Sarah Horney on 7 November 1837 in Montgomery Co., IN.(29) The Joseph Royer family appears in the 1840 census for Sugarcreek, Montgomery, Indiana, with 1 male age 30 thru 39, 1 female under 5.(30)

On 10 September 1838, Joseph Royer of Montgomery Co., Indiana, acquired 80 acres of land in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.
(31) On the same date, Joseph Royer of Montgomery Co., Indiana, also purchased on the same date 80 acres of land in Montgomery Co., IN.(32)

Joseph Royer married Angeline Michael on 13 February 1849 in Montgomery Co., IN.
(33) The Joseph Royer family is in the 1850 census for Sugar Creek, Montgomery Co., IN, with Joseph Royer age 41 born in VA, Angeline Royer age 20 born in OH, Rhoda A. Royer age 11 born in IN, and Sarah M Royer age 1 month born in Madison Township. Living nearby is a Rhoda Horney family. Rhoda is listed as age 64.(34)

The Joseph Royer family appears in the 1870 Madison, Montgomery, IN, census with Joseph age 61 born in Virginia, Analine age 38, Sarah M. Royer age 2, John W. Royer age 18, Willie Royer age 16, Mary J. Royer age 15, Abraham Royer age 12.
(35) Joseph Royer is buried in the Peterson Cemetery, Kirkpatrick, Montogomery Co., IN. The tombstone shows a date of death as 4 August 1872 aged 63Y 6M & 6D.(36)

VIII) Jonathan was born about 1806 in Rockingham Co., Virginia.(37) Jonathan Royer of Tippecanoe Co. acquired 40 acres of land in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, on 10 September 1838, the same date as his brother, Joseph Royer, acquired land in Tippecanoe County, IN.(38) Jonathan Royer married Lydia Babb on 1 March 1840 in Montgomery Co., IN.(39)

Jonathan Royer of Montgomery Co., acquired an additional 80 acres of land in Montgomery Co., IN, on 1 June 1845.
(39A) Jonathan Royer appears in the 1840 Sugarcreek, Montgomery Co, IN, census under a listing with 1 male age 30 and under 40 and 1 female age 30 and under 40.(40) Jonathan Royer appears in the 1850 Sugar Creek, Montgomery Co., IN, census as age 44 and born in Virginia. Mary Royer is age 36 and born in Ohio.(41) Jonathan Royer died in 1866 in Sugar Creek, Montgomery Co., IN, according to one undocumented source.(42)

IX) POSSIBLE, but I think doubtful – Abner Royer was born about 30 August 1816.(43) He died about 5 December 1887 in Bellefontaine City, Logan County, OH.(44) Abner was not listed as a defendant in the 1841 Rockingham County Chancery Court case. Perhaps his name was confused with that of Abraham Royer.

The children of Philip Royer, as identified in an 1841 Rockingham County, Virginia, Chancery Court case record, were:(45)
(Wife – Keaty Keller – married 5 November 1793 – Rockingham Co., VA)
i. John Royer
ii. Abraham Royer
iii. Jonathan Royer
iv. Joseph Royer
v. Elizabeth Betsy Royer, wife of George Hartman
All of the above living in state of Ohio in 1841 according to Plaintiff, Peter Royer
vi. Catharine Royer, wife of George Stumbough of Ohio
vii. Teney Royer, wife of Peter Cline of Rockingham Co.

Keaty Keller (Katherine Kaylor), wife of Philip Royer, died before 23 April 1830 at McGaheysville, VA.
(46) Philip married second Catherine Kisling near 23 April 1830 in Rockingham Co., Virginia.(47) Philip Royer and William Keester(?) signed a marriage bond dated 23 April 1830 in the state of Virginia, Rockingham County, for the marriage of Philip Royer and Catharine Jourdan Widow of Jourdan deceased.(47A)

Philip Royer died on 25 June 1830, shortly after his wedding, in McGaheysville, Rockingham, Virginia.
(48) Philip Royer was buried at the Peaked Mountain Cemetery in McGaheysville, VA.(49)

Several items may relate to Philip Royer who died in 1830, but they could relate to a different Philip Royer. A Philip Royer appears in a list entitled, "A Return of the First Company in the Seventh Regiment of the Lancaster County Militia Commanded by Col. Henry Ream. The Day of October 1795." There is no certainty that this Philip Royer was the son of John Royer who probably moved to Rockingham Co., VA, about 1790.
(50)

A Philip Royer is listed in the 6th Regiment (Coleman's, Aug. – Dec. 1814,) Virginia Militia as a private.
(51)

A Philip Royer appears in the Everyname Index to Egle's Fourth Series, page 451, as Royer, Philip, 1:12. This should be Volume 1, page 12.

Rockingham County, Virginia, census records for the Philip Royer family follow:

The 1810 New Haven, Rockingham Co., Virginia, census lists the following for the Philip Royer family:
2 males under age 10 (Jonathan / Joseph / unknown)
1 male age 10 thru 15 (John Royer – age 14)
1 male age 16 thru 25 (Jonathan / Joseph / unknown)
1 male age 26 thru 44 (Philip Royer – probably age 38)
3 females under age 10 (Catharine / Teney / unknown)
1 female age 10 thru 15 (Elizabeth Royer – age 12 or 13)
1 female age 26 thru 44 (Keaty Keller Royer – probably age 35)
Number of Household members under age 16 = 7
Number of Household members over age 25 = 2
Number of Household members = 10

The 1820 Rockingham Co., Virginia, census, dated 7 August 1820, lists the following for the Philip Royer family:
1 male under age 10 (Abraham – born 14 September 1811)
2 males age 10 thru 15 (Jonathan / Joseph / unknown)
1 male age 45 and over (Philip Royer – probably age 48)
2 females age 16 thru 25 (Catharine / Teney / unknown)
1 female age 45 and over (Keaty Keller Royer – probably age 45)
Slaves – Females 26 thru 44 = 1
Number engaged in agriculture = 5
Free White Persons Under 16 = 3
Free White Persons Over 25 = 2
Total Free White Persons 16 = 7
Total Slaves = 1
Total All Persons = 8

The 1830 Rockingham Co., Virginia, census lists the following for the Philip Royer family:
2 males age 5 thru 9 (unknown)
1 male age 10 thru 14 (unknown)
1 male age 15 thru 19 (Abraham – born 14 September 1811)
2 males age 20 thru 29 (Jonathan / Joseph / unknown)
1 male age 50 thru 59 (Philip Royer – probably age 58)
1 female age 5 thru 9 (unknown)
3 females age 10 thru 14 (unknown)
1 female age 20 thru 29 (unknown)
1 female age 40 thru 49 (unknown)
Free white persons under 20 = 11
Free White persons 20 thru 49 = 4
Total Free White Persons = 16
Total all persons = 16

The 1820 Rockingham Co., Virginia, census, dated 7 August 1820, lists the following for the George Hartman family:
1 male under age 16 thru 25 (George Hartman – born 3 February 1797)
3 females under age 10 (Priscilla born 19 January 1819) (2 unknown)
1 female age 16 thru 25 (Elizabeth Royer – born 22 October 1797)

The 1830 Rockingham Co., VA, census lists the George Hartman family as follows:
2 males under age 5 (William / unknown)
1 male age 10 thru 14 (unknown)
1 male 30 thru 39 (George Hartman – born 3 February 1797)
1 female age 10 thru 14 (Priscilla – born 19 January 1819)
1 female age 20 thru 29 (unknown)
1 female age 30 thru 30 (Elizabeth Royer Hartman – born 22 October 1797)
Free White under 20 = 4
Free White 20 thru 49 = 3
Total Free White = 7
Total All Persons = 7

 Children (
Royer), born in Rockingham County, Virginia:
i. Elizabeth
ii. John
iii. Christina (or Christena - referred to as Teney in 1841 court case)
iv. Abraham
v. Joseph
vi. Jonathan
vii. Catharine


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
PHILIP ROYER and his daughter ELIZABETH ROYER


1) A History of Rockingham County Virginia by John W. Wayland, Ph.D., published by Ruebush-Elkins Company, Dayton, Virginia, 1912, lists Philip Royer – Keaty Keller – Nov. 5, 1793, page 448, under a listing of Early Marriage Records in Rockingham County – The following list is compiled from the records in the Rockingham County Clerk's office.

2) Elizabeth Royer was born 2 July 1797 in Rockingham Co., Virginia. See Virginia Vital Records, Record of the Peaked Mountain Church (German Reformed & Lutheran), Rockingham Co. VA, page, 483 "Parents: Philip Ryer (Royer) – children: (265) Elisabeth, born July 2, bapt. July 30 (1797) - sponsor:  Peter Ryer".

3) Rockingham County, VA, marriage records: George Hartman to Elizabeth Royer, daughter of Philip Royer, marriage bond dated March 25, 1818.

4) Elizabeth Royer, the daughter of Philip Royer, married George Hartman. See University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer etc. Court Case took place in 1841. Record consists of 44 pages. George Hartman and wife, Betsy, identified as Defendants.
Website at 22 July 2017: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/ 


REFERENCES


1) Peaked Mountain Church Cemetery Records, McGaheysville, Rockingham County, Virginia, Survey Date 22 October 2003, Recorder – Bob & Lois Emswiler. "Royer, Philip, Date of Birth – about 1772, Date of Death – 25 Jun 1830, Headstone Notes – Age 57y 8m 6d, Remarks – No visible marker – recorded by John W. Wayland in 1930s, Data from Q. G. Kaylor 21 Aug 1931; Father(?) of Philip Reiers? Royers? B. 1799 listed above. Also see, A History of Rockingham County Virginia by John W. Wayland, Ph.D., published by Ruebush-Elkins Company, Dayton, Virginia, 1912, for a probable listing of same.

2) University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer etc. Court Case took place in 1841. Record consists of 44 pages. "The said John Royer at the time of his death had by a previous wife the following children, to wit, your orator & Catharine of Rockingham County, & Philip Royer since dead his wife also dead ? but the said Philip left the following children to wit: John Royer, Abraham Royer, Jonathan Royer, and Joseph Royer, one Betsy married George Hartman all of the state of Ohio, also Catharine married to George Stumbough of Ohio, one Teney married to Peter Cline of the County of Rockingham."

Peaked Mountain Church Cemetery Records, McGaheysville, Rockingham County, Virginia, Survey Date 22 October 2003, Recorder – Bob & Lois Emswiler. "Reyer, Maria Elisabeth, Date of Birth – 12 Jun 1743, Date of Death – none, Headstone Notes – wife(?) of John Reiers, Remarks – Illegible marker 2003 – Inscriptions in German – recorded by John W. Wayland in 1930s. Also see, A History of Rockingham County Virginia by John W. Wayland, Ph.D., published by Ruebush-Elkins Company, Dayton, Virginia, 1912, for a probable listing of same.

3) A History of Rockingham County Virginia by John W. Wayland, Ph.D., published by Ruebush-Elkins Company, Dayton, Virginia, 1912, lists Philip Royer – Keaty Keller – Nov. 5, 1793, page 448, under a listing of Early Marriage Records in Rockingham County – The following list is compiled from the records in the Rockingham County Clerk's office.

4) Virginia Vital Records, Record of the Peaked Mountain Church (German Reformed & Lutheran), Rockingham County, page 483, "Parents: Philip Ryer (Royer) (265); children: Elisabeth, born July 2, Bapt. July 30 (1797) Sponsors:  Peter Ryer". Also see John Walter Wayland, Virginia Valley Records – Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham, Peaked Mountain Church records.

5) University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer etc. Court Case took place in 1841. Record consists of 44 pages. George Hartman and wife, Betsy, identified as Defendants.
Website at 22 July 2017: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/
Also see, Marriage Bond, 25 March 1818, Rockingham County, signed by George Hartman and Philip Royer, George Hartman and Elizabeth Royer, daughter of said Philip, James P. Preston Esquire, Governor of Virginia.

6) Campbell Cemetery records, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN. "Hartman, Elizabeth, wife of George Hartman d. Apr. 24, 1886 88y 10m".

6A) Estate of George Hartman, 5/12/1845, Fountain County, Indiana; tombstone of George Hartman, "in memory of George Hartman late husband of Elizabeth Hartman, he departed this life Sept 5th 1843 Aged 46 yrs and 7 months". He is buried at the Campbell Cemetery, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN. Also see: George Hartman died in Fountain County, IN, in September 1843. Letters of Administration, Fountain County Court, Indiana, p.414, 18 Sept 1843, Deceased:  George Hartman, Administrator:  Isaac Harshbarger. Probate records list his heirs as Nancy Caroline, Elizabeth Anne (Ann), William, Andrew Jackson, John Alexander, Christina (Christiana), Isabel, and Zerelda Hartman, all minor children.  Priscilla, Mary, Rebecca and Sarah are married.  William Hartman and Elizabeth Anne Hartman were minor heirs "over the age of fourteen years", and chose Thomas Lyons as their guardian.  The Court then appointed Mr. Lyons as guardian for all the minor heirs. 

6B) Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Gilbert L. Mock, page 463. "November 6, 1881, Mr. Mock married Rebecca (Hartman) Deyo, daughter of George Hartman, and widow of Nelson Deyo. She had been twice married before her marriage to Mr. Mock, her first husband being David Rennager. She was born in Virginia in 1820, and was about twelve years of age when her parents removed to Indiana. Her father died in 1843, and her mother April 15, 1886, the latter being eighty-eight years old at the time of her death. Of a family of three sons and nine daughters born to Mr. and Mrs. Hartman, two sons and seven daughters are living – Priscilla, Rebecca, Polly, Sally, William, Christina, Andrew J., Isabella and Zerilda. The deceased are Elizabeth, Ann, Nancy and John A."

7) History of Logan County, Ohio, Harrison Township, Biographical Sketches, page 625, John Royer; John Royer tombstone, Blue Jacket Cemetery, Bellefontain, Logan, Ohio. "Born Dec. 7, 1794 Died Jan. 24, 1887."

8) John Royer tombstone, Blue Jacket Cemetery, Bellefontain, Logan, Ohio. "Born Dec. 7, 1794 Died Jan. 24, 1887."

(9) History of Logan County, Ohio, Harrison Township, Biographical Sketches, John Royer, page 625.

10) Tombstone for "Elizabeth, wife of John Royer", Blue Jacket Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. "Born Mar. 31, 1799. Died Sept. 9, 1855".

11) History of Logan County, Ohio, Harrison Township, Biographical Sketches, John Royer, page 625.

12) Peaked Mountain Church records, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, Father's Name – Philip Royer, Mother's Name – Catharine, Child - Christina Royer, Christening Date – 24 January 1802.

13) University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer etc. Court Case took place in 1841. Record consists of 44 pages. "but the said Philip left the following children to wit: . . . one Teney married to Peter Cline of the County of Rockingham." Also see newspaper notice included in court case records, Rockingham Register, " Peter Cline and Teney his wife".

14) Kira Hassler Newsom Family Tree, Ancestry.com. No source given.

15) Rockingham Co., VA, Death Index, 1853-1861, Peter Cline, 8 Jul 1857, consumption, age 58 years 11 months, birthplace – Rockingham.

16) Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery, Rockingham Co., VA.

17) Peaked Mountain Church records, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA. Father's name – Peter Cline; Mother's name – Christina; daughter – Maria Anna Cline; Birth date – 15 Mar 1824; Christening Date – 27 Sep 1824.

18) Abraham Royer tombstone, Oak Grove Cemetery, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. B. Sep 14, 1822 d. Jun. 28, 1893. University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer etc. Court Case took place in 1841. Record consists of 44 pages. Abraham Royer listed as one of Defendants.

19) Abraham Royer tombstone, Oak Grove Cemetery, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. B. Sep 14, 1822 d. Jun. 28, 1893.

20) Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2013, Abraham Royer and Susan Wertz, 11 Sep 1836, Butler, Ohio. Also see 1870 census for Covington, Fountain Co., IN, family of Abram Royer age 58 and Susan A. Royer age 50; 1880 census for Covington, Fountain, IN, Abram Rayer age 69, Susan Rayer age 60. Abram Rayer lists his father's and mother's birthplace as Virginia.

21) Frazer Family Tree For Liz, Ancestry.com, 28 July 2017.

22) 1870 and 1880 Covington, Fountain, Indiana census, Luella age 13 and Luella age 22 respectively.

23) University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007.

24) Frazer Family Tree For Liz, Ancestry.com, 28 July 2017.

25) University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. "Catharine married to George Stumbough of Ohio."

26) University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. "Catharine married to George Stumbough of Ohio."

27) Joseph Royer died 4 August 1872 and was buried in the Peterson Cemetery, Kirkpatrick, Montgomery Co., IN. His tombstone shows a date of death as 4 August 1872 aged 63Y 6M & 6D. Therefore, he was born about 29 January 1809.

28) Joseph Royer died 4 August 1872 and was buried in the Peterson Cemetery, Kirkpatrick, Montgomery Co., IN. His tombstone shows a date of death as 4 August 1872 aged 63Y 6M & 6D. Therefore, he was born about 29 January 1809.

29) Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, Joseph Royer, Sarah Horney, 7 November 1837, Montgomery Co., IN.

30) 1840 census, Sugarcreek, Montgomery, Indiana.

31) On 10 September 1838, Joseph Royer of Montgomery Co., Indiana, acquired 80 acres of land in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, consisting of two parcels. The NW quarter of the SE quarter, Township 21 North, Range 3 West, Section 31 and the NE quarter of the Southwest quarter, Township 21 North, Range 3 West, Section 31, Tippecanoe Co. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

32) On 10 September 1838, Joseph Royer of Montgomery Co., Indiana, 80 acres of land in Montgomery Co., IN. The South half of the Northeast quarter of Township 20 North, Range 4 West, Section 1, Montgomery Co., IN. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

33) Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, Joseph Royer, Angeline Michael, 13 February 1849, Montgomery Co., IN.

34) 1850 census for Sugar Creek, Montgomery Co., IN.

35) 1870 census for Madison, Montgomery Co., IN.

36) Peterson Cemetery, Kirkpatrick, Montgomery Co., IN, tombstone for Joseph Royer, date of death as 4 August 1872 aged 63Y 6M & 6D.

37) 1850 Sugar Creek, Montgomery Co., IN, census as age 44 and born in Virginia.

38) On 10 September 1838, Jonathan Royer of Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, 80 acres of land in Montgomery Co., IN. The Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter, Township 21 North, Range 3 West, Section 29, Tippecanoe Co., IN. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

39) Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, Jonathan Royer, Lydia Babb, 1 March 1840, Montgomery Co., IN.

39A) Jonathan Royer of Montgomery Co., acquired an additional 80 acres of land in Montgomery Co., IN, on 1 June 1845. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

40) 1840 Sugar Creek, Montgomery Co, IN, census.

41) 1850 Sugar Creek, Montgomery Co., IN, census.

42) BOOTSFAM Family Tree, Ancestry.com, 28 July 2017.

43) Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, Abner Royer, Dec __ 1887, aged 71y 3m 5d. See University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer etc. Court Case took place in 1841. Record consists of 44 pages. Abner Royer IS NOT listed as one of Defendants.

44) Bellefontaine City Cemetery, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, Abner Royer, Dec __, 1887, aged 71y 3m 5d.

45) University of Virginia, Chancery Records Index, Rockingham County, John Royer's administrator versus Peter Boyers et. al., Index Number 1842-002, Original Case Number 007. Also listed as 1842-02-CSC, Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. vs Peter Boyer etc. Court Case took place in 1841. Record consists of 44 pages. "The said John Royer at the time of his death had by a previous wife the following children, to wit, your orator & Catharine of Rockingham County, & Philip Royer since dead his wife also dead ? but the said Philip left the following children to wit: John Royer, Abraham Royer, Jonathan Royer, and Joseph Royer, one Betsy married George Hartman all of the state of Ohio, also Catharine married to George Stumbough of Ohio, one Teney married to Peter Cline of the County of Rockingham."

46) Rockingham Co., Virginia, documents. Marriage bond for Philip Royer and Catharine Jourdan, widow of _____ Jourdan, dated 23rd day of April 1830.

47) Rockingham Co., Virginia, documents. Marriage bond for Philip Royer and Catharine Jourdan, widow of _____ Jourdan, dated 23rd day of April 1830.

47A) Rockingham Co., VA documents. Philip Royer married again in 1830 according to a marriage bond dated 23rd day of April 1830 in the 54th year of the Commonwealth. The marriage bond indicates "The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Philip Royer and Catharine Jourdan widow of _____ Jourdan deceased of Rockingham County, if therefore, there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void; otherwise, to remain in full force and virtue." The document appears to be signed by Philip Royer and William Keister.

48) John Walter Wayland, Virginia Valley Records – Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham. Records of Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham, VA. Also see, Peaked Mountain Church Cemetery Records, McGaheysville, Rockingham County, Virginia, Survey Date 22 October 2003, Recorder – Bob & Lois Emswiler. "Royer, Philip, Date of Birth – about 1772, Date of Death – 25 Jun 1830, Headstone Notes – Age 57y 8m 6d, Remarks – No visible marker – recorded by John W. Wayland in 1930s, Data from Q. G. Kaylor 21 Aug 1931; Father(?) of Philip Reiers? Royers? B. 1799 listed above."

49) John Walter Wayland, Virginia Valley Records – Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham. Records of Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham, VA. Also see, Peaked Mountain Church Cemetery Records, McGaheysville, Rockingham County, Virginia, Survey Date 22 October 2003, Recorder – Bob & Lois Emswiler. "Royer, Philip, Date of Birth – about 1772, Date of Death – 25 Jun 1830, Headstone Notes – Age 57y 8m 6d, Remarks – No visible marker – recorded by John W. Wayland in 1930s, Data from Q. G. Kaylor 21 Aug 1931; Father(?) of Philip Reiers? Royers? B. 1799 listed above."

50) Pennsylvania Archives, Series 6, Volume 5, page 36.

51) See War of 1812 Service Records, Roll Box 180, Microfilm Publication M602.


Appendix A

Marriage Bond 25 March 1818


George Hartman and Elizabeth Royer Daughter of said Philip

Know all men by these presents, that we George Hartman & Philip Royer are held and firmly bound unto His Excellency James P. Preston Esquire, Governor of Virginia, and his successors, for the use of the Commonwealth, in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these present. Sealed and dated this 25 day of March 1818 in the 42nd year of the Commonwealth
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound George Hartman and Elyzabeth Royer daughter of said Philip of Rockingham County if therefore, there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void: otherwise, to remain in full force and virtue-
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of} George Hartman (L.S.)
??? German?? (L.S.)


Appendix B

1841 Rockingham Chancery Court Case – 1831 John Royer will

1842-02-CSC Rockingham County

Chancery Causes John Royer's Adm. versus Peter Boyers et. al.


VIRGINIA, to wit:
At Rules held in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery held for Rockingham County, on the first Monday in April, 1841, -
BETWEEN
Peter Royer, Administrator de bonis non, with the Will annexed of John Royer, deceased, Plaintiffs
AND
Peter Boyer, John Royer, Jonathan Royer, Joseph Royer, David Royer, George Hartman and Betsey his wife, George Stumbough and Catharine his wife, Catharine Royer, Christian Royer, Daniel Nunemaker, and Peter, Mary Ann and Elizabeth Nunemaker, and Henry Royer, Andrew Hudlow and Betsey his wife, Peter Boyer, (son of John Boyer, dec'd,) and John Rush, Administrator of Barbara Royer, deceased Defendants,
IN CHANCERY
The said Defendant, Peter Boyer, (son of John,) not having entered his appearance and given security, according to the act of Assembly and the rules of this Court, and it appearing by satisfactory evidence that he is not an inhabitant of this Commonwealth; - It is ordered that the said Defendant do appear at the Clerk's Office of the said Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for said county, on the first Monday in July next and answer the Plaintif's bill; and that a copy of this order be forthwith published in the Rockingham Register, (a newspaper printed in Harrisonburg,) for two months successively, and a like copy be posted up at the front door of the Court-house of said count.
A. copy – Teste,
H. J. GAMBILL, C. C. S. C R. C.
April 11 – 2m


Appendix C

1841 Rockingham Chancery Court Case – 1831 John Royer will

Additional Newspaper Notice from Court Case


John Royer, Abraham Royer, Jonathan Royer, Joseph Royer, George Hartman and Betsey Hartman his wife, George Stumbough and Catharine Stumbough his wife, Christian Royer, Daniel Nunemaker, Peter Nunemaker, Mary Ann Nunemaker, Elizabeth Nunemaker, Henry Royer, and Peter Boyers jun'r, - You will please to take notice, as you are not inhabitants of the State of Virginia and have no attorney known to me residing in the same, that I shall, on the 29th and 30th days of September, in the year 1841 at the office of John Kenney, in the town of Harrisonburg, in the county of Rockingham, in the State of Virginia, take the depositions of Nancy Laberty, alias Nancy Laberdy, John May and Isaac Burk, to be read in evidence on the trial of a cause depending in Chancery, in the Circuit Superier Court of Law ans Chancery for the county of Rockingham, in the State of Virginia, wherein I, Peter Royer, as administrator with the will annexed de bonis non of John Royer, dec'd, and in my own right as a distribute of the said John Royer, dec'd, am Plaintiff, against you the person above noticed, and Peter Cline and Teney his wife, Catharine Royer, Peter Boyers of Rockingham, and Andrew Hudlow and Betsey his wife, and John Rush, Ad'r. of Barbara Royer, Defendants. PETER ROYER.
August 27th, 1841 – 4t


Appendix D

1841 Rockingham Chancery Court Case – 1831 John Royer will

Statement of Facts


John Royer, late of Rockingham County, died in the year 1831, having made his will, a copy of which is hereunto annexed. His widow, the sole legatee in the will was the testator's second wife, by whom he left one child. He also left children of a former marriage, & so did she. The widow shortly after the testator's death gave one of the slaves to Peter Boyers her son by her first husband; which slave has been held by Boyers ever since, he claiming the absolute right. The widows never married again and died lately intestate.


Appendix E

1841 Rockingham Chancery Court Case – 1831 John Royer will

Will of John Royer


In the name of God Amen I, John Royer Senior of the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia being sick and weak in body. But of a perfect mind and disposing memory thanks be to God therefore and well knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament 1st of all I recommend my soul in the hand of the almighty God and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner. 2nd I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Barbary all my worldly estate wherewith the Lord hath blessed me with in this my transitory life Viz. horses, cows hogs sheep waggons ploughs and all my farmng utensils let it be whatever it may be together with all my household and kitchen furniture namely beds chests tables cupboards chairs kettles pots ovens and all and every other articles let it be whatever it will 3rd Also my Negroes namely Rosannah Suse Isaac Deannah Abline and their increase, so that she may dispose of any part thereof to any person or persons who she thinks fit or proper. 4th That is to say as long as she will remain in her widowhood I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Barbary my whole and sole executrix of this my last will Testament It is also my request that the court shall rule her to security only admit the same on record. 5th my wife is to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses and I gave and bequeath unto my beloved wife Barbary all my bonds notes & book accounts to be freely enjoyed by her forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my and seal this nineteenth day of April 1831 In the presence of Henry Pence Senr, Peter Boyers, Mathias Chrider John his X mark Royer


Appendix E

1841 Rockingham Chancery Court Case – 1831 John Royer will

Statement by Plaintiff of Parties to the Case


To the honourable Daniel Smith, Judge of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Rockingham. Your orator Peter Royer of Rockingham Administrator with the will annexed de bonis non of John Royer dec'd, and in his own right as a distribute of the said John Royer, respectfully ?represents? that on the ____ day of 1831 the said John Royer then a citizen of the county of Rockingham departed this life after having first made and published his last will and testament bearing date the 19th day of April 1831 wherein he appointed his his wife Barbary Royers sole executrix of said will, who at the June Court 1831 for the County of Rockingham had the same proven and admitted to record in said court and there and then took upon ? according to law the sole execution of the same. The said John Royer at the time of his death had by a previous wife the following children, to wit, your orator & Catharine of Rockingham County, & Philip Royer since dead his wife also dead ? but the said Philip left the following children to wit: John Royer, Abraham Royer, Jonathan Royer, and Joseph Royer, one Betsy married George Hartman all of the state of Ohio, also Catharine married to George Stumbough of Ohio, one Teney married to Peter Cline of the County of Rockingham, John Royer left also Christian Royer of the state of Ohio, also Elizabeth married to Daniel Nunemaker of the State of Ohio, she died in the lifetime of her father leaving the following children to wit Peter, Mary Ann, and Elizabeth Nunemaker all of the state of Ohio, the said John Royer also left by his last wife the said Barbary one son Henry Royer of the State of Ohio.
. . . .
. . . .
The answer of Peter Boyers to a bill of complaint exhibited against him & others, in the Circuit Superior Court of Chancery for Rockingham County, by Peter Royer as admr de bonis non of John Royer decd & in his own right as one of the distributes of the said John Royer decd.
. . . .
. . . .
It is also true that the said testator left by a former wife, the children & other descendants mentioned in the bill. But he also left another child by the former wife, not mentioned in the bill, to wit, a daughter named Catherine, still unmarried & residing in Rockingham County.
It is, morever, true that the said testator left by his last wife, a son named Henry Royer, of the state of Ohio: & that the said Barbara Royer left by a former husband, the children mentioned in the bill, to wit, this deft, & Betsey the wife of Andrew Hudlow. But she also left a descendant by her former husband not mentioned in the bill, to wit, Peter Boyers of the state of Illinois, the child of her deceased son John Boyers, who died in the life time of his mother.

Children of John Royer according to 1841 Chancery Court documents:
First wife: Maria Elizabeth Rohr
1. Peter Royer – orator of court case – plaintiff
2. Philip Royer
3. Christian Royer – state of Ohio
4. Elizabeth – married Daniel Nunemaker – state of Ohio
5. Catherine – unmarried and residing in Rockingham Co., VA
Second wife: Barbary Boyer, widow of John Boyer
1. Henry Royer – state of Ohio

Children of Philip Royer according to 1841 Chancery Court documents:
Wife – Keaty Keller – married 5 November 1793 – Rockingham Co., VA
1. John Royer
2. Abraham Royer
3. Jonathan Royer
4. Joseph Royer
5. Elizabeth Betsy Royer, married George Hartman
All of above living in state of Ohio in 1841 according to Plaintiff, Peter Royer
6. Catharine Royer, married George Stumbough of Ohio
7. Teney Royer, married Peter Cline of Rockingham Co

Children of Elizabeth Royer Nunemaker - left following children according to 1841 Chancery Court documents: (Elizabeth Royer Nunemaker died in the lifetime of her father John Royer)
1. Peter Nunemaker
2. Mary Ann Nunemaker
3. Elizabeth Nunemaker
all above of the state of Ohio

Children left by Barbary Boyer:
1. Defendant – Peter Boyer
2. Betsey, the wife of Andrew Hudlow
3. John Boyers – died in the lifetime of his mother Barbary Boyers
a. Peter Boyers Junior – state of Illinois – son of John Boyers


APPENDIX F

Deed from Philip Royer and Catharine, his wife

Deed bearing date the 16th day of April, 1827


Rockingham County Burnt Deed Book 7, pp.446-447
"This Indenture made this 16th day _____________________ County of Rockingham and State of Virginia of the one part and Jacob ____ of the same County and State of the other part Witnesseth that the said Philip Royer and Catharine his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty dollars and three cents unto to them in hand paid by him the said Jacob Shirey(?) the receipt whereof they the said Philip Royer and Catharine his wife doth hereby acknowledge acquit and discharge him the said Jacob Shirey they the said Philip Royer and Catharine his wife hath granted bargained sold aliened and confirmed & by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Jacob Shirey his heirs and assigns forever the several pieces or parcels of land containing in the whole ninety-seven acres situated lying and being in the County of Rockingham State of Virginia on Faughts Run a Branch of the North River. The title of the said two pieces or parcels of land became vested in the said Philip Royer by virtue of a Deed of Bargain and Sale from Rev John Brown and Elizabeth his wife dated the Twelfth day of May in the year Eighteen Hundred and Twenty and now on record in the County Court aforesaid.  The first tract contains Sixty-five and one half acres and is bounded as follows To wit  Beginning at a pine on a hill a corner to the land formerly Faughts and thence with a line of the same South Ninety six poles crossing the River to a pine thence North thirteen degrees East two hundred and four poles to two pines on a line of the land formerly Faughts and with the same a straight course to the beginning.  The second piece contains thirty-one and one half acres and is bounded as follows ToWit  Beginning at a black oak and locust a corner to the land purchased from John Roller and with a line of the same North twenty five degrees East one hundred and twenty four poles to a black oak near the mouth of a lane and North sixty degrees West thirty six poles to a stake South twenty five degrees West one hundred and Seventy one poles to a stake in Shireys line and North Sixty three and one half degrees East fifty four poles to the beginning.  All of which the said Ninety-seven acres or whatsoever is contained within the aforesaid ____ and distances be the same more or less together with the appurtenances _____ belonging or any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said tracts of land with their appurtenances unto the said Jacob Shirey and his heirs and assigns forever and the said Philip Royer and Catharine his wife and their heirs all and singular the premises heretofore granted shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter warrant and forever defend the said tracts of land with their and every of their appurtenances against the just claim of any person or persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof we the said Philip Royer and Catharine his wife both hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year first above written    /s/ (German) Philip Royer, Catharine (her X mark) Royer."
 
Witnesses to Deed bearing date the 16th day of April, 1827:  R.P. Fletcher & Joseph Cline, Justices of the Peace.  Filed for record June 4, 1827.