Peter Hendershot[1]

Male 1775 - 1819


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  • Name  Peter Hendershot 
    Born  27 Jan 1775  Newgermantown, Oldwick Twp., Hunterdon Co., Nj, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  CC4EF510C88FD711A1EC0050BAE55A0B3F6E 
    Died  18 Jun 1819  Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I157830  Nate Waddell
    Last Modified  22 Sep 2008 

    Father  Peter Hendershot,   b. 1733, Hunterdon Co.,Nj,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788 
    Mother  Priscilla Phillips,   b. 1734, Hunterdon Co.,Nj,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1759  LebanOnt.,Hunterdon Co.,Nj,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  CD4EF510C88FD711A1EC0050BAE55A0B407E 
    Family ID  F57156  Group Sheet

    Family  Annie Jane Crowe,   b. 9 Feb 1776, Newgermantown, Oldwick Twp., Hunterdon Co., Nj, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1842, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1796 
    _UID  FD96F410C88FD711A1EC0050BAE55A0BB7A8 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Hendershot,   b. 9 Mar 1798, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1881, Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abraham Hendershot,   b. 1801, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864
     3. Mary Hendershot,   b. 1801, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1871, Pelham Twp., Welland Co., Ont., Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Hendershot,   b. 1802, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jacob Hendershot,   b. 3 Apr 1803, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855
     6. David Hendershot,   b. 1809, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ann Hendershot,   b. 1809, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Hendershot,   b. 1811, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Henry Myley Hendershot,   b. 1812, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. William Bradley Hendershot,   b. 9 Jan 1814, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1873, Gainsborough Twp.,Lincoln Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Peter Hendershot,   b. 1813, Pelham Twp.,Welland Co.,Ont.,Can Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882
    Family ID  F35948  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      'Were granted U. E. L. ( United Empire Loyalist ) status in Canada. (Peter Jr. status was granted in 1792 ). Ther is some indication thatPeter Jr. may have lived with his sister, sara, and her husband anddaughters, prior to acquiring U. E. L. status and obtainig land grant.When the "Great Hurricane of 1792" struck (actually a tornado), it cut aswath across the Neagara Peninsula and mowed through the town of Pelhamwhere the family lived. Peter didn't embrace the religion of hisfather-in-law. Peter respect his wife conviction. Peter Jr. and AnnaJane had eleven children that lived; seven sons and four daughters. Underthe terms of their father's U. E. L. staus, these children were alsogranted 200 acres each. It was Peter Jr. third born eldest son, Abraham,through whom my mother descends (he was her g-g-g grandfather) . Of thegrandchildren of Peter and Anna jane, we can account for seventy-four(there were likley at least 30 more ). Among them were Judges, farmers,clerks, builders, military officers and enlisted men, shop keepers,shipping merchants, businessmen, a sailor, mayors, commissioners andother legislators. . . And, oh yes, a pair of twins who left Canada forUS when gold was discovered in Montana. A family Plot near Niagara Fallsholds members of four generations of my mother's line, beginning withPeter Jr. A large, red granite memorial stone commemorates the family'shistory and celebrates those sons and grandsons of Peter Jr. and AnnaJane who held public office in Ontario as yet another new form ofgovernment was taking shape in North America. That family Plot is inHillside Cemetery outside of Pelham, Ontario (not far from where PeterJr. received his original U. E. L. land grant). One of the possessionsof Peter Jr. was a tall casen clock (still in the family) that hadbelonged to his father and his grandfather before him. The clock haswooden works made of pear and apple wood which evidently was plentiful inthe area of New Jersey from which the family hailed; the works arecrafted in a manner that was apparently typical among the early Germansettlers. The clock is thought to have been built by Casper.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S139] Mac/McPherson of PA and Related Families, Lowell S. Thomas, (seadragon5@aol.com), 19 Sep 2006.