The Peffley, Peffly, Pefley Families in America, A historical
and genealogical record of the Peffley, Peffly and Pefley
families from 1729-1938; Published in 1938, By May Miller Frost
and Clarence Earl Frost
Call Number: R929.2 P375
1528 - DAVID PEFFLEY (son of No.1) was
born in Bethel Township, Lancaster Co., Penna, about 1740, died
in Bethel twp., Dauphin Co. (formerly Lancaster) Penna., Sept.
1807. Married in Bethel twp., Lancaster Co., Penna., about 1770, MARIA SHERRICK, born in Bethel twp., Lancaster Co. in 1750, died
after 1807 (dau. of CASPAR and MAGDALENA SHERRICK).
Maria Sherrick's family was as follows:
Caspar Sherrick (Sherrick is also Sherch, and Sherk in records- Jeff Scism, 2000) married Magdalena (???). He died in 1771.
1 - WENDLE SHERRICK.
2 - CASPAR SHERRICK JR., married Barbara Huntzaker.
3 - PETER SHERRICK, married, died prior to 1770 leaving a widow and one child, Magdalena.
4 - JOSEPH SHERRICK.
5 - CATHERINE SHERRICK, married Captain Jacob Meily.
6 - MAGDALENA SHERRICK, married Abraham Kauffman.
7 - JOHN SHERRICK.
8 - ABRAHAM SHERRICK.
9 - MARIA SHERRICK, married David Peffley.
10 - ANDREW SHERRICK. David Peffley's first land record is Mar. 31st, 1764 when he purchased the interest of the other heirs in his father Nicholas' estate.
His military service during the Revolution has been established by S.D.A.R. No. 118887, additional volume 90. All of his descendants are entitled to membership in either the Sons or Daughters of the American Revolution.
He paid a tax of œ5.00 in Lancaster Co., 1772-1773.
(Penna. Arch., Ser. 3, vol. 17, page 239).
1782, Lancaster Co., supply tax œ11.5.0.
(Penna. Arch. Ser. 3, vol. 17, pages 388-840).
Aug. 19th, 1777, Paid a fine or tax œ3.10.
(Egle's Hist., Dauphin and Leb., Lebanon Section page 36).
Capt. Casper Stoever's Co., being the 3rd Co. of the 2nd Batalion of Lancaster Co., Militia. DAVID PEFFLEY, 1st class.
(Penna. Arch. Ser. 5, vol. 7, page 150).
A just and exact record of each and every male white person inhabiting or residing within my district of the 3rd Co., 2nd Batalion of Lancaster Co. Militia between the ages of 18 and 53 taken for the year 1782, DAVID PEFFLEY, 1st class.
(Penna. Arch. Ser. 5, vol. 7, page 170).
1st class, Capt. Miley's Co. DAVID PEFFLEY SR.
(Penna. Arch. Ser. 6, vol. 3, page 467)
Capt. Meily's Co. DEVID PEFFLEY 1st class.
(Penn. Arch. Ser. 6, vol. 3, page 367).
Penna. Census, 1790 - DAVID PIFLEY.
Males - 3 under 16 - 2 over 16 years. Females - 5.
Issue: All born in Bethel twp. Lancaster Co. Penna.
1 - JOHN PEFFLEY, b. 1770, d. July 1825.
2 - JACOB PEFFLEY, d. after Oct. 19th, 1868.
3 - CASPAR PEFFLEY.
4 - ABRAHAM, b. 1785, d. 1826.
5 - CATHERINE PEFFLEY.
6 - MARIA PEFFLEY.
7 - MAGDALENA PEFFLEY.
8 - CHRISTIAN PEFFLEY.
9 - BARBARA PEFFLEY, died 1876.
10 - DAVID PEFFLEY, (III), died 1819.
11 - ELIZABETH PEFFLEY, b. between 1790 and 1795.
WILL OF DAVID PEFFLEY - 1528 - son of Nicholas
COUNTY OF DAUPHIN, STATE OF PENNA, FILE P., No. 1 RECORDED IN
WILL BOOK C, PAGE 55 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DAVID PEFFELEY, SENIOR IN BETHEL TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY 31
In the name of God Amen. This fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven. I, David Peffley Senior of Bethel Township in the County of Dauphin and state of Pennsylvania, being sick and weak in body but nevertheless of sound mind and memory and understanding thanks be to God for the same.
Calling unto mind the mortality of my body considering the uncertainty of this transitory life knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form to-wit. Principally and first of all I recommend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And as touching concerning such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise, dispose of the same in the following manner and form. Imprinis This is my will and I do hereby order in the first place that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied out of my estate as soon as conveniently may be by my hereinafter named Executors. Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly and beloved Maria Peffley two beds such as she may chuse one cow one sheep at their choise all her clothings one chest the house clock together with such of my household furniture and kitchen utensils as she may choose to keep for her own use she may take before appraisement is made of my personal estate and it is further my will that my said wife Maria Peffeley should have one hundred and fifty pounds lawful money after my decease out of my personal estate or moveables as soon as the goods are sold and the money collected for the same which said money shall be for her own use to do with at pleasure and shall be in lieu all her third out of all my real and personal estate (except those artickles hereafter mentioned in a dower of the plantation I now at present live on to be delivered her by my sons during her widowhood) and her saddle and bridle to be delivered to her before appraising.
Item This is my will and I do hereby order that my two sons Abraham Peffley and Casper Peffley their heirs and assigns shall have my plantation where I at present live on situate lying and being in Bethel township, Dauphin County aforesaid adjoining land of Henry Spittler, John Shuy, Lentzes and others containing one hundred and sixty nine acres and allowance to be the same more or less. Together with all and singular the buildings thereon erected and being built and also all the grain in the ground with all deeds and other writing as touching or concerning this same. To have and to hold the said plantation and premises with the appurtenances unto them the said Abraham Peffley and Casper Peffley (as tenants in joint and not in separate) their heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of them the said Abraham Peffley and Casper Peffley their heirs and assigns forever under and subject to the payment (and dower) hereinafter mentioned that is to say that my sons Abraham Peffley and Casper Peffley shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid for my said unto them bequeathed land or plantation unto my hereafter named children or to their representatives heirs executors administrators or assigns the full sum of two thousand pounds lawful gold or silver money of the State Pennsylvania on the condition and first payment and yearly terms and payments as follows that is to say eight hundred pounds shall be the first payment & shall be paid three months after my decease out of which eight hundred pounds my said sons Abraham Peffley and Casper Peffley shall have each of them two hundred pounds for their portion and share to be equal with my other sons, John and Jacob Peffley so that there is but four hundred pounds to be paid by them in such manner one hundred pounds unto my daughter Catherina the wife of Henry Daub or to her heirs and assigns and the other one hundred pounds unto Maria now the wife of John Zercher and the remaining fourteen hundred pounds shall be distributed into equal payments to each one hundred pounds the first payment unto my daughter Magdalena Peffley payable the first day of May next after my decease which payment shall be taken of the remaining two hundred pounds left from the first money or payment and then one hundred pounds as the remainder of the said two hundred pounds to be paid unto my son Christian Peffley and then the first payment of one hundred pounds unto Barbara Peffley on the first day of May following after the the first day of May after my decease and one hundred pounds unto my daughter Elizabeth Peffley on the first day of May in the third year after my decease and then to begin again with my daughter Catharina until my daughter Elizabeth as the youngest each around one hundred pounds beginning the fourth year always the first day of May in every year and when round it will appear that they are equal in share of two hundred pounds apiece (excepting my son David which shall draw his share out of my other plantation) and for the reminder of the two thousand pounds all my eleven children shall have share and share alike (and it is further my will that my sons Abraham and Casper shall hold and keep for my two youngest daughters two cows for each of them in feed and pasture in their use till they marry and shall keep that colt for my son Christian which is the youngest on the place which he shall have out of my estate to him heretofore bequeathed to keep it in feed and pasture till it is two years old without any charge for the cows or colt but the said sons shall not sell the land as long as their mother lives as only to their friends or brothers or sisters.)
Item it is my will and I hereby order that my said wife Maria shall live and possese the dwelling house which I now live in for her dwelling during her natural life with my sons or son in any part of the house as she will chuse without any disturbance or molestation but if she would rather chuse to live separate then the said Abraham and Casper Peffley are to build her a house to any such place as she shall chuse and furnish the same compleately so as she shall order and shall have one of my pipe stoves with the pipe and my said sons shall give unto my beloved wife their mother yearly and every year during her natural life eighteen bushels of grain in such manner namely viz. eleven bushels and a half of good merchantable wheat and six bushels and a half of good clean merchantable rye and take grain to mill and bring the flower and bran to her dwelling at such time and to such place as she from time to time shall order six bushels of cleaned Inshing corn and the same to be delivered to her immediately after my decease of the grain resent in the barn and potato at any time as much as she shall want for her use and further they shall give her a fat hogg weighing at least two hundred weight with all the lard and reins and fifty weight of good fatted beef twenty pounds of clean hackled flex and tow so much as she will chuse three bushels of apples for winter if any and two bushels of dryed apples one barrel of clear cider and a half barrel mixed for vinegar one pair of shoes and mented as much as needful and firewood small cut and hawled to her dwelling house ready fit for the pipe stove herth and oven as much as she shall want both summer and winter and shall have a right to enter into the kitchen garden and dig and plant so any kind of herbs as she shall chuse for her own use in any part of it and shall feed her cow and one sheep with and like their own and pasture in summer like their own in such place with their own and at any time to give her a horse when she requires one to ride out and she shall have a right at any time to kill a fowl or chicken or to take so many eggs on the premises as she shall want for her own use and it is further my will that my said wife Maria shall have the right and privilege to go or enter in any part of the plantation or premises without doing damage to anything at least and free liberty to go from and to her dwelling and also for any of her children a right to go to the stove the right to go to the kitchen and the fire hearth to cook a right to the well to the celler springhouse and upstairs a right to go to the barn & stables a right to go in the orchard or to any other (it is further my will that those grains which I bequeath to my wife shall be delivered unto her immediately after my decease before the grain shall be sold) fruit trees to take as much as she should eat of every kind of apple plumbs pegious cherries &c a right to the oven to bake her bread and it is further my will that they the said Abraham and Casper Peffley shall maintain and give every support and relief to their mother in sickness or at any other time when circumstances may require it in case of sickness or unableness they are to wash all her clothing and bedding and milch her cows and I do further hereby order that if my wife should chuse to have another cow at any other time they are to give her another in the place so as she chuse and to take hers in the place of theirs and they are to give every year one peck fine and three pecks of coarse salt.
All these and foregoing artickles of dower (besides other bequests before mentioned) to my wife Maria bequeathed shall be truly performed in every point by my sons Abraham and Casper Peffley their heirs Executors and administrators as long as she will be and remain my widow and no longer and further that all these before mentioned artickles and bequeathed money and effects out of my plantation and personal estate shall be in lieu of all her third at common law.
Item. It is my will and I do hereby order that my son David Peffley his heirs and assigns shall have my plantation which I have lately bought situate in West Hanover township, Dauphin County aforesaid adjoining lands of Jacob Zerring, John Snodgrass, Backenstoz and others containing one hundred and six acres together with all and singular the buildings thereon erected and being built and also with all deeds and other writings as touching or concerning the same. To have and to hold the said land plantation and premises with the appurtenances unto him the said David Peffley his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said David Peffley his heirs and assigns forever under and subject to the payment hereinafter mentioned that is to say that my son David Peffley shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid for this unto him bequeathed land and plantation the sum of nine hundred and seventy five pounds in gold or silver money of the state of Pennsylvania on the following conditions that is to say it must be all in cash money except three hundred and thirty seven pounds ten shillings I have laid out of my own money and paid on said premises of which he shall draw back two hundred pounds for his equal share onst with his brothers and sisters and the remaining one hundred and thirty seven pounds ten shillings shall be considered as part of my estate the rest of the money for which are bonds given by me he must pay all of such bonds to whom they are given and all the grain in the barn I bequeath unto my son David Peffley for this present year or after that that is to say for one year and no more.
and as touching all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and moveables of what kind and nature soever the same may be in the County of Dauphin or elsewhere (except what is hereinbefore bequeathed) which I shall leave behind me at the time of my decease to be sold at public vendue and to be equally divided unto my children share and share alike that is to say to my sons John, Jacob, David, Casper and Abraham and Christopher Peffley and daughters Magdalena, the wife of Henry Daub, Catharina, the wife of John Zercher, Maria, Barbara and Elizabeth Peffley and to their heirs and representatives but in case any of my hereinbefore named children should dies without lawful issue then their inheritance shall be divided to and among the rest of my remaining children share and share alike. Item. it is my will and I do hereby impower my trusty friend Abraham Sherrick to sign seal and execute a good and sufficient deed or deeds to my said lands unto my herein named sons and to their heirs and assigns forever likewise all the remainder of my estate and moveables which I leave behind me at my decease (except as before excepted) I give and bequeath unto my above named children and to their heirs and assigns forever.
and lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son John Peffley and my trusty friend Abraham Sherrick Executors of this last will hereby revoking and disanulling and making void all former and other wills and will and Executors by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said David Peffley Senior have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.
Davhid Paffly Signed sealed published pronounced and (signed in German) declared by the within named David Peffley the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us. Abraham Lentz (signed in German) John Stoudt
Dauphin County ss This 13th day of October A. D. 1807 before me the subscriber Register for the probate of wills &c in and for the said County personally came Abraham Lentz and John Stoudt being the subscribing witnesses to the within will and being duly affirmed and sworn as the law directs doth depose and say that they were present and saw and heard David Peffley the testator sign seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and at the time of so doing he was of sound and disposing mind memories and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Robert Harris, Register