Category Archives: -7th Generation

John Keener

John Keener (c. 1755- ) was probably born Maryland or Pennsylvania.  Little is known about his life. His father was Melchoir Keener (1720-1798), a founder of Baltimore City.  John is not mentioned in his father’s will which suggests that he … Continue reading

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William Clayton (1710-1740)

William Clayton (c. 1710-1740) was born about 1710 in Talbot County, Maryland and lived only thirty years but his only child Mary Clayton grew up to marry William Bordley carrying the Clayton Bordley name for generations to come. William Clayton … Continue reading

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Johannes Best, Jr.

Johannes Best, Jr. (1751-1820) was born April 24, 1751 in Livingston Manor, NY which is now known as Johnstown. He was a second generation American and was baptized four days later with sponsors Johannes Petrie and Thipyta Ham. His parents … Continue reading

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Johannes Runkle

Johannes (Johan – Hance) Runkle (c. 1735-1803) was born about 1735, probably in the Runkle region of Germany. He was the progenitor of Runkles in New York State, a   farmer who fought in the Revolutionary War, as well as the … Continue reading

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Frederick Roff

Frederick ROFF (about 1728-1825) was born in 1728, probably in Germany although some believe he was of Dutch origin.  How and when he immigrated by sea remains unknown.  He served in the Revolutionary War, owned a farm, had a son … Continue reading

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Lewis Sicker

Lewis Sicker aka Lodewyk Sikker  (c. 1738-1809) was born in Germany about 1738.  He was my 4th Great Grandfather.  Lewis crossed the threshold leaving Europe and journeyed to the American Colonies by sea.  Nothing is known about Lewis’ parents or why … Continue reading

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James Bryden

James Bryden was born in Scotland probably about 1725. The identity of his parents is unknown.  James Bryden married Elspeth Chalmers on May 7, 1758 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Elspeth was from Deskford, small town on the Moray Coast (the northern coast … Continue reading

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William Bordley

William Bordley (1742-1786) was born on January 30, 1742 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, USA.  He was the youngest of the four children of Stephen Bordley, Jr. and Priscilla Murphy. William’s father’s life had been marked by much loss.  When … Continue reading

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