53. Documentation for Elizabeth Royer
(02 July 1797 to 15 April 1886)
mother of William Hartman
(05 September 1825 to 31 May 1896)


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Elizabeth Royer was born 2 July 1797 in Rockingham Co., Virginia.
(1) She was baptised at the Peaked Mountain Church, which was of the German Reformed and Lutheran faith, in Rockingham County on 30 July 1797.(2) Her parents were Philip Royer and Katy Caller (or Keaty Keller).(3)

Philip Royer was born 19 October 1772 in what was thought to be Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.(4) He died 25 June 1830 in Rockingham Co., VA.(5) Philip Royer is buried in the Peaked Mountain Cemetery in McGaheysville, Virginia.(6)

Elizabeth Royer, daughter of Philip Royer, married
George Hartman on 25 March 1818 in Rockingham County, Virginia.(7) George was born 5 February 1797, probably in Rockingham Co., VA.(8)

John Royer, a brother of Elizabeth Royer, was born 8 December 1794 in Rockingham County, Virginia, and married an Elizabeth Hartman, possibly a sister of George Hartman.
(9)

The brothers and sisters of Elizabeth Royer include:
1) John, born 7 December 1794.
(10)
2) Christena, born after 24 January 1802.
(11)
3) Abraham, born 14 September 1811.
(12)
4) Philip, born 6 July 1799.(13)
5) Katherine, born 15 April 1804.(14)
6) Joseph, born 29 January 1809.
(15)
7) Jonathan, born about 1806.
(16)
8)
POSSIBLE – but doubtful – Abner, born about 30 August 1816.(17)

George Hartman and Elizabeth Royer were the parents of twelve children:

i.) Priscilla Hartman, born 19 January 1819 in Rockingham Co., VA.(18) Priscilla married Samuel F. Reinicker on 10 July 1839 in Fountain Co., IN.(19) He was born 19 August 1815 in Adams Co., PA.(20) He died 18 September 1902 in Fountain Co., IN.(21) Priscilla died 19 August 1896 in Fountain Co., IN, and possibly is buried in Campbell Cemetery, Fountain Co., IN.(22)

ii.) Rebecca Hartman was born 12 July 1820 in Rockingham Co., VA.(23) She married David Reniker (or Rennicker) on 4 October 1841 in Fountain Co., IN.(24) He was born 9 December 1818 in Adams Co., PA.(25) He died 6 October 1851, in Lagro, Wabash Co., IN.(26) According to the 1850 census, Rebecca's age was 29 and she was born in Virginia.(27)

Rebecca Hartman Reniker married second Nelson Deyo on August 4, 1852, in Vermilion Co., IL.(28) He was born 24 November 1827 in Pickaway Co., OH.(29) He died 20 December 1872 in Vermillion Co., IN.(30) He was buried in Upper Mound Cemetery in Warren Co., IN.(31)
Rebecca married third Gilbert L. Mock on 6 November 1880 in Vermillion Co., IN.
(32) A biographical sketch in the Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana is about Gilbert L. Mock. In the sketch, the parents of Rebecca Hartman are identified as also are her brothers and sisters.(33) Rebecca (Hartman) (Reniker) (Deyo) Mack died 9 March 1888 in Vermillion Co., IN, and was buried in Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, IN.(34)

iii.) Mary (Polly) Hartman, born 7 March (or 1 March) 1821 in Rockingham Co., VA.(35) Mary Hartman married Isaac Hershberger, son of Abraham Harshberger and Elizabeth Boblet, on 16 March 1843 in Fountain Co., IN.(36) He was born 27 October 27 (or 28 October) 1820, in Preble Co., OH.(37) He died 13 November 1855 in Fountain Co., IN.(38) Mary (Hartman) Hershberger died 3 September 1890 in Fountain Co., IN.(39) Isaac Hershberger and Mary Hartman were the parents of six children.(40) Isaac Hershberger died in 1855 and no marriage record for Mary Hartman Hershberger has been found to confirm a later marriage. The 1860 census record for her indicates two twin sons of age one month.(41)

iv.) Sarah May Hartman, born 21 July 1824 in Rockingham Co., VA.(42) She married Elijah Harshbarger on 1 October 1840 in Fountain Co., IN.(43) From Fountain County History published in 1983:  "Jacob Hershberger was one of the early pioneers of the area, being issued original land patents as early as 1829."(44) He was born 12 April 1819 in Ohio, and he died 24 July 1881 in Fountain Co., IN.(45) Sarah died 7 September, 1892 in Fountain Co., IN.(46) Jacob Harshbarger and Abraham Harshbarger were brothers.(47)

v.) William Uner Hartman, born 5 September 1825 in Rockingham Co., VA.(48) He married Emily Deyo in Fountain County, Indiana, on 12 October 1853.(49) She was the daughter of Ozias Deyo and Elizabeth Henderson.(50)

Children of William Hartman and Emily Deyo:
1) Martha Ellen, born 1 July 1853 in Warren Co., IN.
(51)
2) Sara, born 7 August 1855 in Warren Co., IN.
(52)
3) Alace, born 14 August 1857, in Vermilion Co., IL.
(53)

Children of William Hartman and Elizabeth Nicholas:
1) Mary Luella, born 21 July 1863 in Ford Co., IL.
(54) She married Joseph P. Gouty on 28 September 1882 in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL.(55) Mary Luella Gouty died 23 June 1938.(56)
2) Joseph H., born 15 October 1864.
(57)
3) Ezra Evanvern, born 22 December 1865.
(58)

vi.) Christina (Christine) Hartman married James J. Saltsgaver on 10 July 1853 in Vermilion Co., IL.(59) He died 17 August 1875.(60) He was born 15 December 1831 in Indiana and died in Warren Co., Indiana on 17 August 1875, age 43yrs, 8ms, 2ds.(61) Buried in Upper Mound Cemetery, Warren Co., IN.(62)

vii.) Andrew Jackson Hartman was born in September 1832 in Ohio.(63) He married Elizabeth Ellen Gott on 11 November 1869 in Fountain Co., IN.(64)

viii.) Isabella Hartman was born 4 August 1840 in Fountain Co., IN.(65) She married Jonathan Pearce (later became Pierce) in Vermilion Co., IN, on 30 July 1856.(66) He was born 5 August 1835 in Indiana.(67) He died 1 January 1916 in Spencer, IN.(68) Isabella died 13 June 1908 in Fountain Co., IN.(69) Jonathan, Isabella and four of their children are buried in Campbell Cemetery, Fountain Co., IN.(70)

ix.) Zerelda Hartman was born in March 1843 in Indiana and died 2 August 1929 in Porterville, Tulare Co., CA.(71) She married Joshua Crandall Marksbury on 27 November 1872 in Fountain Co., IN.(72) He was born 16 April 1847 in Lancaster, Garrard Co., KY and he died 14 December 1941 in Tulare Co., CA.(73)

x.) John Alexander Hartman was born about 1835 and he died before 27 June 1900.(74) He is listed in the Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, page 463, as deceased at the time of the publication of the book in 1888.(75) He married Martha Jane Shannon on 12 October 1858, in Vermilion County, Illinois.(76) She was born 13 May 1838 in Ohio and she died 25 July 1916 in Jackson Township, Huntington Co., IN.(77)

xi.) Elizabeth Ann Hartman was born 25 March 1828 in Rockingham Co., VA.(78) She died 10 April 1871 in Dodge Township, Boone Co., Iowa.(79) Elizabeth Ann married James Casteel in Fountain Co., Indiana, on 28 December 1848.(80) She is listed in the Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, page 463, as deceased at the time of the publication of the book in 1888.(81) Elizabeth and James Casteel are buried in the Mineral Ridge Cemetery, Boone Co., Iowa.(82)

xii.) Nancy Caroline Hartman was born in 1830 in Ohio and she died before 1870.(83) Nancy married Levi Harshbarger in Fountain Co., Indiana, on August 23, 1849.(84) Levi was born 29 April 1823 in Preble Co., Ohio, and died 9 July 1886 in Covington, Fountain Co., IN.(85) Nancy is listed in the Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, page 463, as deceased at the time of the publication of the book in 1888.(86) Levi is buried in Campbell Cemetery, Fountain Co., IN.(87)

The 1830 U. S. Census for Virginia, Rockingham County, lists the George Hartman household.
(88) The census listed 2 males under five years of age, 2 males ten years old and under fifteen, and one male age thirty and under forty. Females consisted of one age ten and under fifteen, one age thirty and under forty, and one age forty and under fifty. The 1830 census data does not seem to match very well with the dates of birth of the Hartman children given above.

The 1840 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, lists a George Martman household (George Hartman household).
(89) The 1840 census lists both the oldest male and female family members as age 40 and under age 50. This would agree with the birth dates for both George Hartman and Elizabeth Royer.

George Hartman died 5 September 1843 in Fountain Co., Indiana.
(90) He was buried in Campbell Cemetery, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., Indiana.(91)

Probate records list the heirs of George Hartman 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.
(92) The Court then appointed Mr. Lyons as guardian for all the minor heirs.

Some of the individuals who are mentioned in the George Hartman estate inventory records are: Jonathan Royer, Elijah Harshbarger, Levi Harshbarger, Noah Harshbarger, David Reinecker, Samuel Rinecker, Isaac Harshbarger, Elizabeth Hartman, Joseph Royer, Abram Hershbarger.
(93)

Elizabeth (Royer) Hartman, widow of George Hartman, appears in the 1850 U.S. Census for Indiana, Wabash Township, Fountain Co.
(94) In particular, her age is given as 55 and she is listed as born in Virginia. The Elizabeth Hartman family is listed as Family #522. Family #523 is the David Rineker family and Family #524 is the Isaac Harshbarger family.

William Hartman was living in the Elija and Sarah (Hartman) Harshbarger household at the time of the 1850 Wabash Township, Fountain Co., IN census. William was listed as age 23 and born in Virginia. William was listed as a farmer and apparently owned the land that Elijah Harshbarger, also listed as a farmer, was farming. The value of the real estate of William Hartman was shown as $200 while there was no real estate value associated with Elijah Harshbarger.
(95)

Elizabeth Hartman is listed in the 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Wabash, Fountain Co. Her age is listed as 63 and her place of birth is given as Virginia. Her Post Office is listed as Covington and Coalcreek.
(96) Elizabeth Hartman also appears in the 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Wabash, Fountain Co.. Her age is listed as 73 and her state of birth is Virginia.(97) No census record was found for Elizabeth in 1880.

Elizabeth Hartman made a deed to her one daughter, Zerrelda Hartman Marksbury, and to Zerrelda's husband, Joshua Marksbury, on the 26th day of March 1874 in which Elizabeth transferred land and received $1,000 and a promise of "long-term care" as consideration. She signed the document with a mark, consistent with census records that indicate she could not read or write. The deed was attested by her brother, Abramham Royer, and his wife, Susan Royer.
(98)

"Zerrelda Marksbury and Joshua Marksbury of Fountain County Indiana in consideration of natural Love and affection and the further consideration of the Sum of One Thousand dollars The receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and also the further consideration that Said Zerrelda Marksbury & Josline Marksbury Shall Keep maintain Support, do the washing mending baking furnishing Clothing, pay physicians bills and Boarding of Said Elizabeth Hartman the grantor for and during her natural life and pay her funeral expenses after her death."
(See Appendix A for entire deed.)

No census record was found for Elizabeth Hartman or Joshua and Zerrelda Marksbury in 1880. Records of the Campbell Cemetery in Van Buren Twp., Fountain Co., give Elizabeth Hartman's date of death as Apr 24, 1880, at age 88 yrs, 10 mo.
(99) Since she was born in 1797 according to Peaked Mountain Church records, there appears to be an error regarding her age or her date of death. Another source indicates she died 15 April 1886.(100)


 Children (
Hartman), born in Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana:
i. Priscilla, born 19 January 1819 in Rockingham Co., VA
ii. Mary "Polly", born 1 March 1821 (probably in Rockingham Co., VA)
iii. Rebecca, born 9 July 1822 in Rockingham Co., VA
iv. Sarah May, born 21 July 1824 (probably in Rockingham Co., VA)
v. William U., born 5 September 1825 in Rockingham Co., VA
vi. Elizabeth Ann, born 25 March 1828 in Rockingham Co., VA
vii. Nancy Caroline, born 1830 in OH
viii. Christina (Christine), date of birth not known
ix. Andrew Jackson, born in 1833 in OH
x. John Alexander, born about 1834 in OH
xi. Isabella, born 5 August 1840 in Fountain Co., IN
xii. Zerelda, born in 1843 in Fountain Co., IN


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
ELIZABETH ROYER and her son WILLIAM HARTMAN


1) 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".

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

3) 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/ 

4) Records of the Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, show a Priscilla Hartman, born 19 Jan 1819 and christened 20 May 1819, father listed as George Hartman and mother listed as Elizabeth. See "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRR4-98C : 5 December 2014)

5) Records of the Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, show a Rebecca Hartman, born 12 Jul 1820, christened 23 Sep 1820, father listed as George Hartman, mother listed as Elizabeth.

6) 1820 census of Rockingham County, VA shows a George Hartman with 1male age 16-25, 3 females under 10, and 1 female age 16-25.

7) Records of the Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, show a Maria Hartman, born 7 Mar 1822, christened 27 May 1822, father listed as George Hartman, mother listed as Elizabeth.

8) Records of the Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, show a Sally Hartman, born 15 Mar 1824, christened 20 Jun 1824, father listed as George Hartman, mother listed as Elizabeth.

9) Records of the Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, show an Elizabeth Anna Hartman, born 25 Mar 1828, christened 5 Oct 1828, father listed as George Hartman.

10) George Hartman acquired 40 acres in Fountain Co., Indiana, on 16 September 1835, the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 8 West.

11) George Hartman appears in the 1830 Rockingham Co., Virginia census records. There were several Harshbarger listings in the 1830 Census records for Rockingham Co., Virginia, and it is likely some of the Harshbarger family moved to Indiana with the Hartmans. Sarah Hartman, a sister of William, married Elija Harshbarger on 1 October 1840 in Fountain Co., Indiana. See Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001.

12) In 1840 we find George Hartman, age 40-49 in Fountain Co., IN, with 2 males under 5, 1 male 10-14, 1 female 40-49, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, and 3 females 15-19. 

13) See History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches, 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."

13) 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. 

14) The guardian's report dated 14 July 1854 lists Andrew J. Hartman, Christina (Hartman) Saltzgaver, and Nancy Caroline (Hartman) Harshbarger. There is no mention of John Alexander.  He is probably the John Alexander (Hartman) living with James and Elizabeth Ann Cassteel on the 1850 census.  Isabel and Zerelda are also not mentioned in the report. No later report has been found. 

15) William Hartman was born 5 September 1825 in Rockingham County, Virginia. William Hartman tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Indiana. "William Hartman died May 31, 1896, aged 70 years, 8 months, 26 days".

16) William Hartman was living in the Elija and Sarah (Hartman) Harshbarger household at the time of the 1850 Wabash Township, Fountain Co., IN census. William was listed as age 23 and born in Virginia. William was listed as a farmer and apparently owned the land that Elijah Harshbarger, also listed as a farmer, was farming. The value of the real estate of William Hartman was shown as $200 while there was no real estate value associated with Elijah Harshbarger.

17) William Hartman married Emily Deyo in Warren County, Indiana, on 12 October 1853. Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Last Name: HARTMAN, First Name: WILLIAM, Spouse - Last Name: DEYO, Spouse - First Name: EMILY, County: Warren, Date: 10-12-1853. A sister of William Hartman, Rebecca (formerly Reinicker/Rennager) married Nelson Deyo on 4 August 1852 in Vermilion County, Illinois. (Vermilion Co., IL, is adjacent Vermillion Co., IN, and many individuals would go over to Danville, Illinois, Vermilion Co., to get married.)

18) Emily Deyo Hartman died 24 December 1859, probably in Vermillion Co, Indiana. She was buried in Upper Mound Cemetery in Warren County, Indiana. Her parents, Ozias and Elizabeth (Henderson) Deyo also were buried at Upper Mound Cemetery in Warren Co., IN.

19) 1860 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated July 7, 1860, by A. J. Adams, Roll M653_303, Page 77, Dwelling 171, Family 178, William Hartman, age 34, born in Virginia.

20) William Hartman married Elizabeth Nicholas on October 18, 1862, in Vermillion County, Indiana. Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1904 Inclusive, Volume I, Letters A - Z Inclusive, Vermillion County, Indiana, W. P. A. Original Record County Clerk's Office: Newport, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938: Spouse 1: Elizabeth Nicholas, Spouse 2: William Hartman, Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1862, County: Vermillion, Book: 4, Original Source Page: 5??, Date: 18 Oct 1862.

21) Elizabeth Nicholas was 20 years old and living in the household of her parents in 1860.  The parents of Elizabeth Nicholas were William Nicholas and his wife Mahala Shute. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana Vermillion County, Highland Township, Name: William Nichlas, age 52, born in Virginia, Mahala, age 45, born in Ohio, Elizabeth, age 20, born in Indiana, Susan, age 13, born in Indiana, Joseph, age 12, born in Indiana, Isaiah Huntingdon, age 15, born in Ohio, Roll: M653_303, Page: 72.

22) Elizabeth (Nicholas) Hartman died 23 November 1866 about four years after she married William Hartman. Elizabeth Nicholas tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, at Perrysville, IN: "Elizabeth Nicholas wife of William Hartman died Novm 23, 1866, age 26 years, 2 months, 12 days". Photograph of tombstone taken 1 July 2000 by Curtis L. Older.

23) Mary Luella Hartman, daughter of William Hartman and Elizabeth Nicholas Hartman, was born 21 July 1863 in Ford County, Illinois. See Illinois Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Vermilion County, Danville, 1882, Joseph Gouty and Mary L. Hartman, married 28 September 1882. Father's name: Wm. Hartman. Mother's name: Elizabeth Nicholas. Witnesses to the marriage were a Joseph Nicholas and Sarah A. Short.

24) Joseph Gouty and Mary Luella Hartman were the parents of Robert William Gouty, husband of Ethel Belle Fox. The Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty Family Bible in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older states the following on a page headed "Family Register": Luella Hartman Gouty born 1863 – July 21 and Joseph Gouty born 1860 – Jan – 6. Copies of pages from the Ethel Belle Fox Family Bible are in a CD-rom disc entitled Fox's Gap in Maryland, which is at the Frederick County Historical Society, Frederick, Maryland.

25) Mary Luella Hartman was living with her mother's parents in 1870. The 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, lists Nicklas, Wm., age 61, Nicklas, Mahala, age 55. Nicklas, Joseph N. age 22, Hartman, Mary L., age 6, born in Illinois, Hartman, Ezra E. age 3, born in Indiana.

26) In 1870, Elizabeth Hartman, age 73, is listed in the Wabash Township, Fountain Co., Indiana, census.  She is listed as head of household with real estate valued at $1800 and personal property worth $150.  Her youngest daughter, "Serrelda" [sic] is living with her as are her son Andrew J. and his wife, Ellen.  Both Andrew J. and Ellen are listed as born in Ohio. Andrew J. Hartman married Elizabeth E. Gott 11 November 1869 in Fountain Co., IN.

27) Zerelda Hartman, daughter of George and Elizabeth Royer Hartman, married Joshua Marksbury in Fountain Co., IN, on 7 November 1872.

28) See Fountain Co., Indiana, Deed Book 35, p. 383, dated 26 March 1874, Elizabeth Hartman to Zerrelda Marksbury, et. al. Attested by "Abram Royer" and "Susan Royer". This deed effectively took the place of a will. Joshua and Zerelda Marksbury agreed in the deed to care for Elizabeth for the remainder of her life in exchange for 75 acres of land.

29) Abraham Royer, who attested to the will from Elizabeth Hartman to Zerrelda Marksbury et. al., was the brother of Elizabeth Royer Hartman. His tombstone at Covington, Indiana, indicates he was born 14 September 1811 and died 28 June 1893. A death record for Adella C. Haupt indicates her father was Abraham Royer, her father's place of birth was Rockingham Co., VA; she was born 17 March 1853 in Covington, Indiana; her mother was born in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and her mother's name was Susanna Wertz. See Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 for Adella C. Haupt.

30) Campbell Cemetery records, Fountain Co., Indiana: "Hartman, Elizabeth, wife of George Hartman d. Apr. 24, 1880 88y 10m". Since she was born 22 Oct 1797, her date of death or age is misstated.


REFERENCES


1) 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 Record of the Peaked Mountain Church, Rockingham County, Virginia, Edited by Prof. William J. Hinke and Charles E. Kemper. This record is one of the oldest and most important German record books to be found in the upper part of the Shenandoah Valley.

"This baptismal register was written by me, Peter Ahl [note 14], and begun March 1, 1792."

Parents______________Children___________________Sponsors
Philip Ryer (Royer)_____(265) Elisabeth, born July 2;___Peter Ryer
____________________bapt. July 30 (1797)

2) 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".

3) Rockingham Co., Virginia, Marriage Bond, 5 November 1793, Phillip Royer and Katy Caller, daughter of Michael Caller. Signed by Phillip Royer, George Caller, and John Royer; also 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 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) 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."

5) 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."

6) 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."

7) 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; also 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/

8) Tombstone of George Hartman, late husband of Elizabeth Hartman, "he departed this life Sept. 5th 1843 aged 46 Yrs & 7 Months", Campbell Cemetery, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN.

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

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

11) 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.

12) 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.

13) Peaked Mountain Church Records, McGaheysville, Rockingham, VA. Parents - Philip Rey(er) and Catherine, entry - (288) Name - Philip, born 6 July 1799, Sponsor - John Koeler. Also see, Christena, or Teney, married Peter Cline in Rockingham County, VA. He was born 17 August 1798 in Rockingham Co., VA. Peter Cline died from consumption on 8 July 1857 in Rockingham Co. VA. He was buried at the Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Rockingham Co., VA. Peter and Christina were the parents of Maria Anna Cline, born 15 March 1824 and christened 27 September 1824 at the Peaked Mountain Church.

14) Frazer Family Tree For Liz, Ancestry.com, 28 July 2017. Katherine was born 15 April 1804. Katherine married a George Stumbough (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. "Catharine married to George Stumbough of Ohio." They were living in Ohio in 1841.

15) 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.

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

17) He died about 5 December 1887 in Bellefontaine City, Logan County, OH. See, 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. Perhaps his name was confused with that of Abraham Royer.

18) Records of the Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, show a Priscilla Hartman, born 19 Jan 1819 and christened 20 May 1819, father listed as George Hartman and mother listed as Elizabeth. See "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, FamilySearch -
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRR4-98C : 5 December 2014)

19) Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Last Name: HARTMAN, First Name: PRISCILLA, Spouse- Last Name: RINICKER, Spouse- First Name: SAMUEL, County: Fountain, Date: 7-10-1839.

20) FRITSCH_2011-12-06 Family Tree, Ancestry.com

21) FRITSCH_2011-12-06 Family Tree, Ancestry.com

22) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

23) Records of the Peaked Mountain Church, McGaheysville, Rockingham Co., VA, show a Rebecca Hartman, born 12 Jul 1820, christened 23 Sep 1820, father listed as George Hartman, mother listed as Elizabeth.

24) Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Last Name: HARTMAN, First Name: REBECCA, Spouse- Last Name: RENNICKER, Spouse- First Name: DAVID, County: Fountain, Date: 10-4-1841; also David Rennicker married Rebecca Hartman, October 4, 1841, Fountain County, Indiana, Source - Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Microfilm: 1321634 - 1321635.

25) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

26) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

27) 1850 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Page 37, Roll M432_145, Dwelling 523, Family 523, David Rennicker household.

28) Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 Record, Name: Nelson Deyo, Gender: Male, Spouse Name: Rebecca Reinicker, Marriage Date: Aug 04, 1852, Marriage County: Vermilion, Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1298746 - 1298749.

29) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

30) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

31) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

32) Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record, Name: Gilbert L Mack, Spouse Name: Rebecca Deyo, Marriage Date: 6 Nov 1880, Marriage County: Vermillion, Source Title 1: Vermillion County, Indiana, Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1904 Inclusive, Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office, Book: 5, OS Page: 374.

33) Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Gilbert L. Mock, page 463.

34) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

35) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

36) Indiana Compiled Marriages, 16 March 1843, Isaac Harshbarger, Mary Hartman; also see Estate of George Hartman, 5/12/1845, Fountain County, Indiana, Letters of Administration, Fountain Co. Court, IN, p.414, 18 Sept 1843, Deceased:  George Hartman, Administrator:  Isaac Harshbarger.

37) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

38) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

39) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

40) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

41) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

42) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

43) Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001, Elijah Harshbarger, Marriage Registration (Marriage) 1 Oct 1840, Indiana, United States, Fountain, Indiana, Sarah Hartman, page – 25, FHL Film Number: 001321634.

44) Fountain County History, Paul R. Roster, published in 1983:  "Jacob Hershberger was one of the early pioneers of the area, being issued original land patents as early as 1829. On 22 September 1829 he purchased 80 acres (E½ NE¼, S22 T19N R8W) and on 23 September, another 80 acres (W½ NW¼ S23 T19N R8W)."

45) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

46) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

47) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

48) William Hartman tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Indiana. "William Hartman died May 31, 1896, aged 70 years, 8 months, 26 days". Photograph taken by Curtis L. Older, 1 July 2000; 1860 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion Co., Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated July 7, 1860, by A. J. Adams, Roll M653_303, Page 77, Dwelling 171, Family 178, William Hartman, age 34, born in Virginia.

49) Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Last Name: HARTMAN, First Name: WILLIAM, Spouse- Last Name: DEYO, Spouse- First Name: EMILY, County: Warren, Date: 10-12-1853.

50) Diane Ruppman Family Tree Ancestry.com, 3 August 2017, Ozias Deyo, birth - 8 October 1799, Delaware Co., New York, death – 21 April 1864, Indiana, Elizabeth Henderson, birth – 7 April 1794, Virginia, death – 1 June 1853.

51) Diane Ruppman Family Tree Ancestry.com, 3 August 2017, death – 27 November 1927, Vermillion Co., IN, Burial – Hopewell Cemetery. Spouse – Homer N. Richardson. The following also taken from Ancestry.com: Martha Hartman married first Samuel Hullick, on September 30, 1873, in Vermillion County, Indiana. He was born March 19, 1851, in Vermillion County, Indiana, and died April 21, 1874, in Vermillion County, Indiana. Martha (Hartman) Hullick next married Homer Richardson. He was born December 16, 1852, in Vermillion County, Indiana, and died June 9, 1947, in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. Martha and Homer Richardson were the parents of three children. Martha (Hartman) (Hullick) Richardson died in 1947 in Vermillion County, Indiana.

52) The following from Ancestry.com: Sara Hartman married John Reuben Shannon on February 25, 1877, in Vermillion County, Indiana. He was born September 16, 1850, in Rankin, Illinois. He died October 8, 1935, in Fountain County, Indiana. Sarah (Hartman) Shannon died May 4, 1941, in Fountain County, Indiana. John Reuben and Sara Hartman Shannon were the parents of three children, all of whom were born in Vermillion County, Indiana.

53) The following from Ancestry.com: Alace Hartman, the third child of William Hartman and Emily Deyo, died September 24, 1858, a little more than a year after she was born.

54) Illinois Marriage Records, Vermilion County, Danville, 1882, Joseph Gouty and Mary L. Hartman, married September 28, 1882, #3620, registered December 28, 1882, on page 21 of Marriage Register D; Indiana Death Certificate, 1899 – 2011, Luella Hartman Gouty, Birth date – 21 July 1863, Date of death – 23 June 1938, Husband – Joseph, Father – William Hartman, Mother – Elizabeth Nickols, Burial – Hopewell Cemetery, Informant – Joe Gouty; Family Bible of Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty; Mary Luella Gouty tombstone, Hopewell Cemetery, west of Covington, Indiana.

55) Illinois Marriage Records, Vermilion County, Danville, 1882, Joseph Gouty and Mary L. Hartman, married September 28, 1882, #3620, registered December 28, 1882, on page 21 of Marriage Register D; Indiana Death Certificate, 1899 – 2011, Luella Hartman Gouty, Birth date – 21 July 1863, Date of death – 23 June 1938, Husband – Joseph, Father – William Hartman, Mother – Elizabeth Nickols, Burial – Hopewell Cemetery, Informant – Joe Gouty.

56) Indiana Death Certificate, 1899 – 2011, Luella Hartman Gouty, Birth date – 21 July 1863, Date of death – 23 June 1938, Husband – Joseph, Father – William Hartman, Mother – Elizabeth Nickols, Burial – Hopewell Cemetery, Informant – Joe Gouty.

57) Joseph H. Hartman died 26 December 1866 a little more than two years after he was born. Perhaps Joseph H. and Elizabeth, his mother, died from a similar illness

58) Ezra Evanvern Hartman married Tacie Clem on 26 November 1891 in Perrysville, Vermillion Co., IN. She was born 30 October 1865 perhaps in State Line, Warren Co., IN. She died February 13, 1946, in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL. Ezra Evanvern Hartman died February 5, 1950, in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL.

59) Illinois Marriage Index, 1851 – 1900, James Saltjaver, Christena Hartman, 10 Jul 1853, Vermilion.

60) Findagrave.com

61) Findagrave.com.

62) Findagrave.com.

63) Ancestry.com.

64) Indiana Marriage Index, 1800 - 1941, Andrew J. Hartman, Elizabeth Gott, 11 Nov 1869.

65) Findagrave.com

66) Indiana Marriage Index, 1800 – 1941, Jonathan Pearce, Isabel Hartman, Fountain, no date given.

67) Findagrave.com

68) Findagrave.com

69) Findagrave.com

70) Findagrave.com

71) Findagrave.com and Ancestry.com.

72) Indiana Marriages, 1810 – 2001, Joshua Marksbury, Marriage License Date: 6 Nov 1872, Marriage License Place: Covington, Indiana, United States, Zerilda Hartman, Officiator: E N Bowman, Page – 516, FHL Film Number: 001321636.

73) Findagrave.com and Ancestry.com.

74) Ancestry.com.

75) Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Gilbert L. Mock, page 463.

76) Illinois Marriage Index, 1851 – 1900, John A Hartman, Martha J Shannon, 12 Oct 1858, Vermilion.

77) County Health Office Huntington, Book H-27, page 46 by Indiana WPA.

78) Diane Ruppman Family Tree Ancestry.com.

79) Diane Ruppman Family Tree Ancestry.com.

80) Indiana Marriage Index, 1800 – 1941, James Casteel, Elizabeth A Hartman, 28 Dec 1848, Fountain.

81) Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Gilbert L. Mock, page 463.

82) Findagrave.com.

83) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

84) Indiana Marriage Index, 1806 – 1861, Levi Harshbarger, 23 Aug 1849, Fountain, Indiana, USA, Nancy Hartman.

85) Findagrave and Ancestry.com.

86) Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Gilbert L. Mock, page 463.

87) Findagrave and Ancestry.com.

88) 1830 U. S. Census for Virginia, Rockingham County, Roll 199, Page 228.

89) 1840 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Roll 80, Page 187, division allotted to John M. Wall, George Martman household (George Hartman household)

90) Tombstone of "George Hartman late Husband of Elizabeth Hartman he departed this life Sept. 5th 1843 Aged 46 Yrs & 7 Months." Campbell Cemetery, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., Indiana.

91) Findagrave.com.

92) Estate papers listing heirs of George Hartman not yet obtained from Fountain Co. Court House. ? Estate of George Hartman, 5/12/1845, Fountain County, Indiana. ?Must exist. ? Letters of Administration, Fountain County Court, Indiana, p. 414, 18 Sept 1843 ?

93) Fountain Co., Indiana, (to do get location of this document) - Inventory valuation for the estate of George Hartman. The court record begins with the following statement: "Began and held before the Hon Joseph Coats, Judge of the Probate Court of Fountain County, Commencing on Monday the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five at the Court House in the town of Covington – Isaac Hershbarger Admr. George Hartman, deceased.

94) 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Wabash Township, Fountain County, enumerated September 18, 1850, by John Fields, Roll M432_145, Page 37, Image 436, Dwelling #522, Family #522, Elizabeth Hartman, age 55, female, real estate value = $200, born in Virginia, cannot read and write, Andrew J. Hartman, age 17, male, no occupation, born in Ohio, attended school within the year, Christena Hartman, age 13, female, born in Indiana, attended school within the year, Isabella Hartman, age 10, female, born in Indiana.

95) 1850 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain Co., Wabash Township, Page 36, Roll M432_145, ennumberated 17th day of Sept 1850. John Fields. Dwelling 505, Family 505, Elija Harshbarger household. Eliza Harshbarger age 27 and born in Ohio, Sarah Harshbarger age 23 and born in Virginia, Mary A Harshbarger age 8, William Harshbarger age 6, Benjamin F. Harshbarger age 4, Jacob Harshbarger age 23, William Hartman age 23. William is the only member of the household who owns real estate. It was listed as $200. William is listed as born in Virginia.

96) 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Wabash Township, Fountain Co., enumerated by me, on the 11th day of September 1860. Wm Trullinger, Ass't Marshal. Post Office Covington & Coal Creek, page no. 177. Dwelling House 1303. Family #1265. Elizabeth Hartman, female, house mistress, age 63, born in Virginia, real estate value $1,200, personal estate value $150. Surilda Hartman, age 17, female, born in Indiana. Sarah A. Hartman, age 4, female, born in Indiana.

97) 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Wabash Township, Fountain Co., enumerated 7th day of July 1870, S. Gilbreath, Ass's Marshall, Page No. 17. Dwelling #116, Family #116, Elizabeth Hartman, age 73, female, white, keeping house, Value of Real Estate $1,800, value of Personal Estate $150, born in Virginia, cannot read, cannot write. Serrelda Hatman, age 27, female, white, asst. house keeper, born in Indiana, Andrew J. Hartman, age 37, male, white, farm hand, Personal Estate Value $350, born in Ohio, age 21 and up. Ellen Hartman, age 30, female, white, Asst. House Keeper, born in Ohio.

98) Fountain Co., Indiana, deed book 35, page 383, 26 March 1874, Elizabeth Hartman to Zerrelda Marksbury and Joslina Marksbury, attested by Abram Royer and Susan Royer. See Appendix A below.

99) Information provided by Darlene Casteel, a descendant of Elizabeth Ann Hartman and her husband, James Casteel.

100) Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Gilbert L. Mock, page 463.


APPENDIX A

Fountain County, IN Deed Book 35, p. 383.

Deed Elizabeth Hartman to Z. Marksbury, Et al.


"This Indenture Witnesseth:  That Elizabeth Hartman of the County of Fountain and State of Indiana Convey and Warrant to Zerrelda Marksbury and Joslina Marksbury of Fountain County Indiana in consideration of natural Love and affection and the further consideration of the Sum of One Thousand dollars The receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and also the further consideration that Said Zerreld Marksbury & Josline Marksbury Shall Keep maintain Support, do the washing mending baking furnishing Clothing, pay physicians bills and Boarding Said Elizabeth Hartman the grantor for and during her natural life and pay her funeral expenses after her death, the following described premises to-wit:  The West Half of the North West quarter of Section Fourteen (14) Township Nineteen (19) North of Range Eight (8) West excepting and reserving out of Said Eighty acres tract, five acres heretofore Sold to Peter McBride and now own by William Dice out of the South west Corner of Said tract to have and to Hold the Same upon the above conditions & Said Sale is made upon the above conditions for and during her natural life and at the death of the Survivor, to go to their children or their descendants.  In Witness whereof I hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 26th day of March AD 1874
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                          Elizabeth (her mark) Hartman
Attest:  Abram Royer, Susan Royer

State of Indiana Fountain County SS:  Before me H.H. Stilwell a Justice of the peace in and for Said County this 26th day of March 1874 Personally came before me the above named Elizabeth Hartman to me well known and executed the above Deed.  Witness my hand and Seal this 26th day of March 1874     /s/ H.H. Stilwell J.P. Rec'd & Recorded the 26th day of March 1874 at 10 o’clock a.m."