Thursday, September 24, 2009

Borror / Boyer line: Virginia to Warrick County, Indiana

Jacob BORROR / BOYER was born circa 1763 in Moorefield, Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia), the son of Jacob BORROR. Jacob was Corinne's maternal 6th-great grandfather. Much of the information that I have on this line comes from correspondence I received back in 1992 from Jean Thurston of Stratham, NM. Unfortunately, I have not done much additional research.

Jacob married Magdalene STRADER, daughter of Revolutionary War soldier Christopher STRADER, circa 1788 in Virginia. Magdalene was born August 26, 1767 in Hampshire County, Virginia.

Jacob died on June 2, 1804 at North Mill Creek, Hardy County, Virginia. Magdalene and their children migrated to Jackson Township, Franklin County, Ohio during the period of 1809-1811. Magdalene died there on September 15, 1838.

Known children of Jacob and Magdalene: Martin, Christina, Jacob, Solomon, Isaac, Myomi Anna & Absolom.

Martin BOYER, the oldest son, was Corinne's ancestor. He was born circa 1783 Hardy County, Virginia and married August 26, 1816 in Franklin County, Ohio to Anna BENNETT. Anna may have been the daughter of Joseph BENNETT. Anna was born January 1795 in Hardy County, Virginia.

Martin and & Anna's family migrated to Warrick County, Indiana circa 1838. Martin died in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana in August of 1852. Anna died May 15, 1875 in Warrick County.

Known children of Martin & Anna: Edward, Christopher C., Isaac B., Christina, Elizabeth Ann, Amos, Sarah Jane, William Martin, Lavinia, Samuel & Joseph.

There is so much research needed on this line in order to flesh it out I'm not sure where to start. The Revolutionary War angle with Christopher STRADER is interesting, but I really need to dig into the census records to verify the names and tighten up some of the birthdates, etc. These BOYERS ended up scattered throughout the Warrick and Vanderburgh County, Indiana areas.

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