Jean PERLIER III (1703 – 1771) was Alex’s 7th Great Grandfather; one of 256 in this generation of the Miller line.
Jean Perlier III was born 5 Sep 1703 in Staten Island, New York. His baptism in the French (Huguenot) Church in New York City on 19 Sep 1703 was witnessed by his aunt and uncle Pierre Rezeau and Marie Rezeau. His parents were Jean PERLIER II and Anne REZEAU. He married Abagail JONES on 13 Jun 1734 in Edison, Bergen, New Jersey. He moved to the Jersey settlement in North Carolina between 1750 and 1760 and became John Purlear. Possibly, he married Ann [__?__] and had seven more children. John died in 1771 in Davidson North Carolina.
Abigail Jones was baptized on 22 Apr 1702 in Staten Island, NY. Her parents were likely Edward JONES and Catharine DECKER, but her origins are a bit of a mystery. The baptism records of two of Abigail and Jean’s children appear in the Port Richmond (Staten Island) RDC bp 1696-1790:
Jun 3, 1734; Jean Parlie, Abigail Jones; Eduard; Nicolas Laselier, Esther Lakerman
Jun 13, 1736; Jean Parliez, Abigail Jones; Pieter; Pieter Parliez, Marie Parliez
It has been suggested that she was this Abigail baptized Apr 22, 1722; Parents Eduard Jones and Catharina Dekkers; Godparents Nicolas Lazilier and Esther Lakeman
Nicolas Laselier and Esther Lakerman were the witnesses for both. It seems reasonable because Abigail’s baptism and the baptism of Abigail’s son Eduard 12 years later so it’s clear the families were related. Obviously Abigail didn’t have a child when she was 12 years old so maybe she wasn’t baptized right away.
The Port Richmond baptism records of children of Eduard Jones & Catharina Dekkers’s other children fit more closely with a 1721 sibling than a 1702 one. Maybe our Abigail Jones had different parents.
1718 Jul 20 (Eduard)
1719 Nov 8 (Matteus)
1726 Aug 14 (Eduard)
Some sources show Abigail marrying second Samuel De Hart. Maybe the 1721 baptized Abigail was a different woman. On the other hand, it is possible John moved south and she stayed behind. The graves or the record of the deaths of Jean or Abigail have not been found.
Children of Jean and Abigail:
|1.||Eduard Parlee (Parlie)||16 Jun 1734
Port Richmond Church Staten Island, NY
|Elizabeth [__?__]||17 Dec 1816 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey|
|2.||Peter Parlee Sr. (Pieter Parliez)||Baptized
13 Jun 1736
St. Andrews Church, Fresh Kill, Staten Island, NY
Amwell, Hunterdon, NJ
|1821 in Sussexvale, Kings Co., New Brunswick, Canada|
|1815 – Saint Martins, New Brunswick, Canada|
Children of John Parlier (possibly our Jean) and Ann [__?__]:
|5.||Isaac Newton Parlier||1745
Abbotts Creek Davidson County, NC
Wilkes County, NC
2 Aug 1799
Wilkes County, NC
Wilkes County, NC
|6.||Nancy Purlee||ca. 1749
Abbotts Creeks, NC
26 Aug 1769
Rowan County, NC
Abbotts Creek, NC
|Rachel [__?__]||11 May 1791 – Iredell, North Carolina|
|8.||Charles Parlier||ca. 1751
Abbotts Creek, NC
22 Sep 1779
Rowan County, NC
|9.||William Pariler (Perly)||ca. 1759
Abbotts Creek, NC
28 Jan 1778
Davie County/ Abbotts Creek
|ca. 1778 Abbotts Creek, NC|
An Abigail Jones was baptized 1721 in Staten Island, New York, and died April 24, 1804. She married on 28 Sep 28, 1748 in Staten Island, New York to Samuel De Hart (12 Aug 1717, Staten Island – 17 May 1798, Port Ricmond, Staten Island) son of Daniel De Hart and Catalyntje “Catherine” Jans Van Pelt. Burial: Port Richmond Reformed Church, Staten Island, New York.
DE HART. Of the ancestors of this family on the island, there is but little to be learned from the local records. What we have been able to glean is as follows : Daniel had a son Daniel, baptized October 22, 1707 ; a daughter, April 17, 1711 ; a son Matthias, baptized in 1715 ; a son Samuel, baptized in 1717, died May 17, 1798. Baltns and Mary Phillipse had daughter Catalyn, baptized 1746-‘7. Matthias, born August 21, 1749, died October 20, 1840. Edward had a son Jacob, baptized October 24, 1790. Stephen married Margaret Ryers in September, 1792
Will of Samuel DeHart of Staten Island in Richmond County, N.Y. I leave to my wife Abigail the one half of my farm which I live on and to Samuel, my oldest son, all my waring apparel. The remaining part of my estate to be sold and equally divided between all my children, Samuel, Edward, Catherine, Matthias, Daniel and Moses, except my daughter Catherine’s share shall remain with the executors during the life of her husband, Garret Post. I appoint my five sons Samuel, Edward, Matthias, Daniel and Moses my executors.
Witnesses Nehimiah Tunis, Jeffery Baldwin and Aaron Van Name.
Dated Aug. 11, 1785. Proven Jun 1, 1798
Children of Abigail Jones (possibly our Abigail) and Samuel De Hart
|12.||Samuel De Hart||20 May 1750
Staten, Island, NY
|Eleanor Van Tine
Staten Island, NY
|13.||Edward De Hart||1753
Staten, Island, NY
|26 Dec 1791|
|14.||Catherine De Hart||14 Mar 1756
|3 May 1813
Staten Island, NY
|15.||Mathias De Hart||1 Sep 1758
Staten Island, NY
|29 Oct 1849
|16.||Daniel De Hart||26 Aug 1760
Staten Island, NY
|Elizabeth Von Busen
Staten Island, NY
|29 Jan 1842
Staten Island, NY
|17.||Moses De Hart||16 Jul 1763
Staten Island, NY
|13 Aug 1833|
The Perlier family were from Staten Island, but, after Jean Perlier II’s death in 1723, the family, like many of their neighborns removed to New Jersey. They came by way of Perth Amboy, the Raritan and Millstone Rivers, and thence the branches of said rivers into Hunterdon Co. The Perliers were found in Amwell Township, and we believe this is where Nathaniel met and married Elizabeth Perlier.
It is possible that Jean and Abigail went with a group of residents of Hunterdon County New Jersey to the Abbots Creek area of Rowan County NC (Davie County). The settlement was called the Jersey Settlement. The move probably took place between 1750 and 1760. We find the Vannoy and Green families in this group that came from Hunterdon County New Jersey. Later they are in Wilkes County NC along with Isaac Parlier, the son of a John Parlier (Rowan County). The Jersey Settlement Church, a colony of Baptist, moved from Hunterdon County New Jersey between 1747-1755.”
The first settlers of the Jersey Settlement were Hopewell citizens who migrated after being swindled by Proprietors and royal Governors, especially Dr. Daniel Coxe and his son Col. Daniel Coxe, two powerful and greedily villainous Proprietors, in “The Coxe Affair.” (The story of the Coxe affair is covered in Roger PARKE’S profile) They were founding this settlement so that they (and groups that followed) could recoup losses suffered when New Jersey’s Supreme Court invalidated deeds to thousands of acres in Hopewell, land their fathers had purchased as wilderness.
Minutes of The Court of Pleas – Rowan County – Jan. 8 1765 Will of Nicholas Feazor proved by : John Purlear and Jacob Cress. Spurgeon
Tax List of 1768 – Rowan County NC – Abbott Creek John Purlear and son Isaac Superior Court – Rowan County –
August 10, 1769 ” John Purlear a poor sick infirm old man, 66 years of age recommended to the General Assembly of this Province to be exempted from paying taxes and other public dues ”
Records of the Moravians in North Carolina – Volume 2 – Page 798 ” Old Peter Kuhn is mentioned in the Abbotts Creek neighborhood; also the widow Parloer, an elderly woman, a neighbor of Jacob Wagner. Her husband whose first name is not given, had died in 1717.” Rowan County Tax List of 1770 – Abbotts Creek Isaac Perlaire Jacob Perlaire Rowan County
Tax List of 1773 – Abbotts Creek Isaac Purlear Ann Purlear for son Jacob Purlear this John Parlier may be the same as the Jean Perlier of Staten Island and Hunterdon County New Jersey. The age is the same and the number of families that surrounded him in the Jersey Settlement were from Hunterdon County New Jersey. Also note the family names such as Isaac that appear in both families. However there has not been found to date any proof that this John Parlier is indeed the same as the one from Hunterdon County. If this is the same John, then it appears that Abigal may have died and John has married a woman by the name of Ann ?.
1. Edward Parlier
Edward’s wife Elizabeth [__?__] died in 1817 in Amwell, New Jersey. Elizabeth first married [__?__] Holcomb.
Edward signed his will 29 August 1812 in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and it was proved 17 December 1816..
1812, Aug. 29. Parlier [Parlee], Edward*, of Amwell Township., Hunterdon Co.; will of.
Wife, Elizabeth, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Parlier, the house and lot where I live; also 11 acres woodland and swamp; moveable estate as she chooses, for life and until marriage of granddaughter, at which time wife is to decide whether said granddaughter shall live any longer in the home; also bed and bedding.
Granddaughter, a spinning wheel. Five acre lot in the Swamp bought of Lem. Pearson and other moveable estate to be sold. At death of wife residue to be sold. To aforesaid granddaughter, $1,600. To 5 children of my daughter, Abigail Tracksler [unnamed], $266.67. Daughter, Sarah Riarson, $3. To Samuel Holcombe (son of my wife), $266.67. Residue to daughter, Ann Paxon.
Executors — friends, Asher Stout, William Bishop.
Witnesses — Henry Runkle, William Hoff, Gitty Hoff.
Proved Jan. 2, 1817.
1816, Dec. 17. Inventory [not totaled]; made by Gideon Ewing,
Peter Vanfleet. File 2892 J.
* Signed by mark.
Children of Edward and Elizabeth:
i. Abigail Parlee; m. [__?__] Tracksler
ii. Anne Parlee b. ~1765; m. to William Paxson (b. 25 Dec 1765 Hunterdon County, NJ – d. Mar 1820 or 1829) William’s parents were William Paxson and Rachel Johnson. William had first married 9 Aug 1792 Kingwood, Huntingdon, NJ to Elizabeth Paxson and had a daughter. Elizabeth and William had five children born between 1798 and 1809..
iii. Elizabeth Parlee
iv. Sarah Parlee m. [__?__] Riarson
2. Peter Sur Perlier
Peter’s second wife Lydia Robbins was born in 1735 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey.
Her parents were John Robbins and Eleanor [__?__]. Lydia died 21 Mar 1820 in Sussex Vale, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada
Peter had five boys and at least 45 Parlee grandchildren, so they were able to found the hamlet of Parlee Brook all on their own.
Parlee Brook is one of the ice climbing meccas in New Brunswick. Nestled in a hidden canyon, lies several (12) ice lines ranging from WI 2 to 4+. The ice begins to form around mid December. More pictures of ice climbing at Parlee Brook.
Directions: Make your way to Sussex, then to Waterford (follow the blue signs to the Poley Mountain ski area). Before you reach the ski hill, turn right onto the Parlee Brook Road. The road is paved but becomes dirt. Once you see “The Abbey” take the road before it called Arnold’s Hollow Road. The province maintains this road but it can get pretty rough or washed-out near the bottom. Head up the hill, then down the hill and park opposite the camp. Walk for about 5 minutes until you come to an area on the left that has been logged. Go past a very “burly” spruce tree on your left (see pics) and look for a very small stream that crosses the road. Turn left up this stream; it will lead you into the amphitheatre.
John Robbins’ farm was an original land grant to the Robbins family from the descendants of William Penn. It is now know as “Robbins’ Nest Farm.” John and Eleanor’s children were: John Jr., Cornelius, Job, Anna, Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah, Jane, Rachel, Lydia and Catherene.
Peter met and married Lydia Robbins in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, the same place Elizabeth met Nathaniel PARKS, as the Robbins family lived there also. He is located in Durham Township, Bucks Co., PA before the American Revolution. His name also appears on several Muster Rolls for the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers, an Artillery Battalion. At the close of the War, his land was confiscated and he resettled in Sussex, New Brunswick, after being captured by American forces at least twice. Peter was married twice, but his first wife’s name is not known. His second marriage was to Lydia Robbins (married between 1764 and 1774).
Peter was a British Loyalist. By 1740, Pennsylvania had become the nation’s first melting pot. The 1775 tax records show Peter owned a large farm of 164 acres in Durham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which was directly across the Delaware River from Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County New Jersey, where his sister Elizabeth lived with her husband, another Loyalist who relocated to New Brunswick Nathaniel PARKS. Nathaniel owned land in both Hunterdon County NJ and in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
One of the most informative documents is Peter’s claim for losses submitted to the British authorities in 1786″
” Peter Parlier, late of Bucks County in the province of Pennsylvania, but now of York County in the Province of New Brunswick, begs leave humbly to represent, that at the commencement of the unhappy dissensions he was possessed of a real estate for which he had honestly paid and expended in improvements the sum of three hundred pounds Pennsylvania currency. And that he also possessed various other property as enumerated in the annexed schedule.
That your Memorialist in consequence of his loyalty to his Sovereign and attachment to the British Goverment, has suffered a loss of all the said property by its being taken and destroyed or confiscated and sold by the Americans.
That your Memorialist joined the British Army in April 1777 after suffering grevious persecutions and abuses. He immediately enlisted as a private solider in the 2nd Battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers commanded by Lieut. Col. Allen, in which batttalion he continued to serve until the same was disbanded.
That in April 1779 he was employed in the recruiting service and was taken prisoner and robbed of forty pounds.
That in 1781 he was taken prisoner again and confined three months and was at the expense of at least thirty pounds. That your Memorialist exerted himself to the best of his ability in the King’s service and was frequently employed in dangerous and arduous services, as he can make appear.
That he is now with a wife and five children reduced to poverty. He therefore humbly hopes that the Commissioners will take his case into consideration allow him to produce evidences of the facts herein set forth when they shall arrive in the Providence of New Brunswick and otherwise relieve him. And as in duty bound, Peter Parlee. ”
The attached summary of his losses provides the following information:
” Schedule of property belonging to Peter Parlier, taken from him in December 1776 and destroyed to prevent the British Army from crossing the river Delaware. [Peter lived just a few miles from Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the night of December 25–26, 1776]
3 Durham Boats
1 Skiff, a chain and crowbar
16 setting pole irons
8 pair of oars, pots, axes, chest etc.
Captain Thatcher, Daniel Shannon, Joseph Parks, Thomas Simmons
The Durham boat was a large wooden boat first produced by the Durham Boat Company of Durham, Pennsylvania, starting in 1750. They were designed by company owner Robert Durham to navigate the Delaware River and thus transport the products produced by the Durham Forges and Durham Mills to Trenton, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From about 1803 – 1820, a larger version of the Durham boat was crucial to operations on the waterway connecting the Hudson River to Lake Ontario via the Mohawk River.
They were flatbottomed boats – provided with keels – with high vertical side which ran parallel to each other up to a point 12 to 14 feet from the boat’s ends, where they then tapered. The boats were constructed of 1.25-inch thick planks and measured up to 60 feet long by 8 feet wide by 42 inches deep. They displaced a draft of 3.5 inches when light and 28 inches when fully loaded. Since both ends were tapered, either end could serve as the bow of the boat since the heavy steering gear, called a “sweep.” could be shifted to either end. As a result, the boat could go in either direction depending on the placement of the steering sweep and the movement of the poles or oars.
They were designed to be able to carry a maximum load of 17 tons while traveling downstream and two tons while traveling upstream. Thus they could carry 150 barrels of flour or 600 bushels of corn. It took three or four men, plus a steersman, to operate the boats. Moving downstream they used 12-foot to 18-foot long “setting poles” mainly for steering and when moving upstream they used these poles to push the boats upriver. The crew walked back and forth on “walking boards” built into the sides of the boats. Some were later fitted for the use of oars.
From 1803-1820, Durham boats were the watercraft of choice on the waterway for traffic between the Hudson River and Lake Ontario via the Mohawk River. The eastern terminus of this waterway was in Schenectady, New York, and the Durham boats were also known as Schenectady boats in this region. The waterway was the major one connecting the eastern seaboard of the United States to the continental interior. The improvements to it that made the use of Durham boats practicable were an important prelude to the construction of the Erie Canal. Durham boats aren’t designed as canal boats, and their era on the waterway along the Mohawk largely ended with the canal’s opening in 182
Back to the list of Pete Parlier’s losses:
Taken for fines levied for not turning out against the King’s Army
Cornelius Parlier and Peter Parlier Jr.
Taken by James Morgan from the wife of Peter Parlier by order of Congress – November 1779
25 Bushels Buckwheat
30 Bushels Rye
5 Stocks Bees
Cornelius Parlier and Peter Parlier Jr.
Peter stated that he was on actual service with the King’s Army until October 24 1783 and after that he resided in the Province of New Brunswick. Records show that his property in Bucks County Pa. was sold at public auction the 28th day of June 1780, for the sum of 6600 pounds.
The New Jersey 2nd Battalion served as artillery men. The inception of the corps can be traced to its commander, Lieutenant Colonel John Morris , joining the refugees from Monmouth County on the first arrival of the British fleet off New York in late June of 1776.
Morris, a half-pay lieutenant of the 47th Regiment of Foot who had previous military service, convinced Brigadier General Cortlandt Skinner and the British that he could raise a battalion, and therefore declined serving under Elisha Lawrence. With the British entry into New Jersey in late November of 1776, his plans commenced.
Morris competed directly with Elisha Lawrence in seeking recruits from his home area of Monmouth County. As quickly as he raised men they were thrown into action. On 2 January 1777 four of his men were killed in battle and as many as thirty others captured near Monmouth Court House in Freehold.
The next month they worked in conjunction with the British 26th Regiment of Foot in surprising a large body of militia between New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. In addition to the troops at New Brunswick, there was a detachment in garrison at Sandy Hook, providing a guard for the important light house there.
This would be the sum of their operations while in garrison at New Brunswick until 30 April 1777 when they were ordered to New York to commence immediate service with the Royal Artillery Regiment.
Attaching the 2nd battalion to the Royal Artillery was a stop-gap measure designed to make up for a shortfall in regular artillery men from England. It was suggested that Sir William Howe, the British Commander in Chief, might raise a new Provincial regiment of 300 men to fill this need. Needing the men for immediate service though, Howe could not wait for the amount of time it would take to recruit that many men.
The 2nd battalion, roughly the number of 300 men, was therefore chosen as a mark of honor for their service to that point. They would have to learn the trade of artillery on the job, as the bulk of the battalion set sail in July of 1777 with Howe and thousands of British, German and Provincial soldiers to do battle with Washington and capture Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Campaign was a successful one, both for the British and the 2nd battalion. While losing perhaps only one man total through the bloody battles of Brandywine and Germantown, they were swarmed with new recruits, many of them deserters from the Continental Artillery at Valley Forge.
Others were Loyalists from the lower counties of New Jersey on the Delaware, while a whole company under Captain Donald Campbell was added from Major William Stark’s corps of New Hampshire Volunteers. Despite the name, this company had been raised in Philadelphia, being added to the NJV in January of 1778.
The men enjoyed their stay in comfortable quarters in Philadelphia. Their main duties, when not being instructed in the artillery exercise, involved gathering and stacking firewood, sometimes forming detachments to make incursions for this purpose in the countryside.
They formed a part of the army under Lt. Colonel Charles Mawhood that located and destroyed two militia outposts at Quintin’s and Hancock’s Bridges in South Jersey. Some of the men were given to the different British brigades to help serve the battalion guns attached to them. They were augmented later in the spring by the rest of the battalion from New York, minus Lieut. Colonel Morris who was in ill health.
With the evacuation of Philadelphia, the battalion marched with the Royal Artillery back to New York. Before reaching Sandy Hook, their point of embarkation to the city, they fought in the largest encounter of the war, the Battle of Monmouth.
The past year’s training came into great use, as the artillery was engaged heavily throughout the contest. An indication of the fierceness of the fighting and their forward role in it is their loss of four men killed serving the guns while the Royal Artillery lost none. The Battle of Monmouth would prove the last time they would fight with the entire battalion present.
Once returned to New York, the men were divided up among every outpost on the lines and every brigade in the army. While the men did their duty, it proved of little service to the officers. Since the men were doled out in fives and sixes, these detachments were too few in number to be commanded by a commissioned officer.
With no other duties to attend to, the officers’ chief function was to sit on whatever court martial might present itself, an unglamourous duty indeed and hardly one for which they would have signed on.
The duty with the artillery would continue through 1779 and lead to a bizarre incident involving Brigadier General Skinner and Lt. Col. Morris. Skinner had lost touch with the battalion while in Philadelphia and had exerted little control over them after their return.
Wishing to correct that, he asked for bi-monthly states of the battalion which Morris refused, claiming he was not under Skinner’s command. Morris was eventually placed under arrest and tried for disobedience of orders, found guilty and sentenced to minor punishment. Even this, though, was remitted by Sir Henry Clinton, who had replaced Howe as Commander in Chief.
The 2nd battalion was finally given its freedom from the artillery in November of 1779 and was once again allowed to consolidate and act as a battalion of infantry.
To their dismay, the many months of artillery service had bled them of manpower. Virtually no recruiting had been done since Philadelphia, and there were no men to replace the many desertions, deaths and discharges that had occurred since.
When they made their way to their various posts on Long Island (Jericho, Jerusalem and finally Lloyd’s Neck), they barely numbered 150 officers and men. Thankfully for them, they were able to recruit a goodly number of Rebel deserters (and possibly a few prisoners of war) to help bolster the ranks.
While at Lloyd’s Neck the battalion saw little or no action. Their main duties there were to provide guards for the various woodcutting parties and shipping. For the latter duty they served as marines on board various armed brigs and sloops of the Quarter Master General’s Department, a task performed by NJV from almost every battalion at some point during the war.
For more action there was always the post at Sandy Hook, where a detachment from the 2nd battalion did duty after June of 1780. Often going out in small parties with armed refugees into Monmouth County, they proved a great nuisance to the countryside, occasionally capturing prisoners, the most notable of whom was Captain Joshua Huddy.
Taken by a party commanded by Lieutenant Josiah Parker, Huddy would be exchanged, only to be captured again and hanged in 1782 by Captain Richard Lippencott of the Associated Loyalists, formerly an officer in the 1st Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers who had several kin in the 2nd battalion.
The post at Lloyd’s Neck was due to be turned over to the Associated Loyalists in June of 1781. With no further need of Provincial forces there, the 2nd battalion commenced its march to Brooklyn, where they would be ferried across to Staten Island. Once there, their career as a battalion was finished, and they were drafted into the 1st and late 4th battalions, one company to the former and three to the latter.
Lieut. Colonel Morris would finish the war uneventfully upon half pay, not having really commanded the battalion since 1777 due to the artillery duty and his later illness. Some of his fellow officers would join him on half pay, while Samuel Richard Wilson , disgraced by a court martial in 1780, found a home in the Royal Garrison Battalion, and Ensign LeGrange joined the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot.
After the war the bulk of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers arrived at Saint John, Canada on the ship ” Duke of Richmond “. The soldiers received grants of land in a block along the St John River when the regiment was disbanded for their service of the King. Peter settled near Long Creek, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada on July 29 1785. Later Peter Parlier received a grant from the British Government for land in Sussex Township, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada on the north bank of the Big Salmon River.
Children of Peter and [__?__]
i. Isaac Parlee b. 28 May 1762 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey; d. 11 Nov 1831 Studholm Millstream, Kings County, New Brunswick; Buried in the Old Berwick Cemetery; m. 5 Jul 1789 Sussex Vale, Kings, New Brunswick to Mary “Polly” Cacy “Casey” (b. 14 Oct 1771 in Dublin, Ireland – d. 7 Sep 1848 in Millstream, Kings, New Brunswick) Her father was John Cacy (b. 1750 in Ireland – d. 1783 in New York) Isaac and Polly had thirteen children (ten girls) born between 1790 and 1816.
Isaac Parlee was residing in Bucks County Pa. before relocating to St. John River, Canada. Isaac and Polly were married at Sussex Vale, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada by Rev. James Scovil on July 5 1789. By 1790 they lived in Kings County again. In 1832 his will was intestate with administration of such being granted to Mary on March 6, 1832.
ii. Peter Parlee b. 21 Aug 1764 in Bucks, Pennsylvania; d. 29 Jan 1832; m. 8 Dec 1789 to Keziah Harned (b. 19 Apr 1773 in Sussex, New Jersey – d. 07 Feb 1832 in Studholm, Kings County, New Brunswick). Keziah’s father was Benjamin Harned (b. ~1726 in Locktown, Hunterdon, New Jersey – d. Sussex, Kings, New Brunswick) Peter and Keziah also had thirteen children born between 1792 and 1817, but this time only 7 girls.
iii. Cornelius Parlee b. 19 Oct 1767 in Mount Bethel, Northampton, Pennsylvania; d. 3 May 1847 Sussex Vale, Kings, New Brunswick; m. Barbara Snyder
Children of Peter and Lydia Robbins
iv. Edward Parlee b. ~1772 New Jersey; d. ~1824 Sussex Vale, Kings, New Brunswick; m. Sarah Wilcox (b. ~ 1774 Dutchess, NY – d. 2 Feb 1844 in Sussex, Kings, New Brunswick) Her parents were Loyalists Robert Wilcox and Diana Bush of Dutchess County, NY. Robert and Diana were among the Loyalist pioneers of Sussex parish, Kings County, New Brunswick. They settled on Lots 9 & 10 at the mouth of the Smith’s Creek.
Alternatively, Sarah’s maiden name was Sarah Bosch (b. 9 Jun 1775 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York).
Edward and Sarah had eight children born between 1795 and 1814. After Edward died, Sarah may have married again to John Pollock.
v. Abraham Parlee b. ~1773 Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania; d. 3 Oct 1861 Head of Millstream Union Baptist Cemetery, Millstream, New Brunswick; m. Lydia Waddington (b. 1775 in Pennsylvania – d. 5 May 1848 in Head of Millstream, Kings, New Brunswick; Burial Head of Millstream Union Baptist Cemetery); Abraham and Lydia had eleven children born between 1794 and 1815.
4. Elizabeth PARLEE (See Nathaniel PARKS‘ page)
5. Isaac Newton Parlier
Isaac’s second wife Mary Soots was born ~ 1750 Davidson, North Carolina. Her parents may have been Johann Jacob Soots and Mary [__?__]. Johann changed his name to John after arriving in America. Mary died in 1803 or 1835 in Wilkes, NC . The family usually spelled their last name as “Suits”. They were in the Wilkes County and Rowan County area at the same time as the Parliers.
Mary Soots remains a mystery, as very little information has been found on her. We know that she was not the mother of the children of Isaac Parlier Sr., as all the children where born prior to her marriage to Isaac Parlier Sr.. The 1790 census shows a family of nine children, 6 daughters and 3 sons. Under the notes for Isaac Parlier Sr. The Marriage bond for Mary Soots and Isaac Parlier Sr. clearly spells the last name “Soots”.
Isaac was a constable in Capt. Judd’s Dist. ” between 1783 and 1797
27 Oct 1785 – ” Isaac Parlier appointed Collector of County and District taxes
We Isaac Parlier and Jeremiah Crisel acknowledge ourselves indebted unto William A. Davis Esq. Governor in the full sum of 500 pounds to be paid to the said governor or his successor in office to be void on indication that there be no just cause to obstruct said Isaac Parlier intermarriage with Mary Soot but if it be in every respect lawful then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue witness our hand and seal the 2 of August A.D. 1799
Children of Isaac and [__?__]
i. John O. Parlier b. 1774-1784 Davidson County/Irdell County, NC. d. Perry County, Illinois?; m. Charity [__?__] (b. 1778 North Carolina – d. Aft 1850)
August 20 1810 – Wilkes County Deed Book G-H – #142
” Between John Parlier of Wayne County Kentucky and Monfort Stokes of Salisbury, Rowan County NC, 50 pounds – 173 acres on North side of Yadkin River on big branch of Luke Lee’s Creek, called Mill Creek….path going from Crains to Suttons…Miller’s line…..original grant to Benjamin Glover; from Glover to Isaac Parlier and John Parlier. ”
Benjamin Bruce Signed: John Perlier
1810 Wayne County Kentucky Census
1 – Male 26 – 45
2 – Male 10 – 16
3 – Male 0 – 10
1 – Female 26 – 45
” In 1816 John Parlier recieved a land warrant in Cumberland County Kentucky ”
1840 Perry County Illinois Census
1 – Male 70 – 80
1 – Male 40 – 50
1 – Male 30 – 40
In the 1850 census, Charity Parlear was living with her son Abraham’s family in Sangamon, Illinois
ii. Unknown Male Parlier b. bet. 1774-1784
iii. Unknown Female Parlier b. bef. 1779
iv. Unknown Female Parlier b. bef. 1779
v. Unknown Female Parlier b. bef. 1779
vi. Margaret Parlier b. ~1779 Wilkes County, NC; d. Aft 1833 White County Illinois; Buried Ebenezer Cemetery, Norris City ; m. 22 May 1813 Wilkes County, NC to Robert Bruce (b. ~1764 Culpepper County, Virginia – d. ~1833 White County, IL; Buried Buried Ebenezer Cemetery) Robert’s parents were John Bruce (1740 Edinburgh, Scotland – 1816 Wilkes, North Carolina) and Mary Smith (1745 – 1818). Robert first married 1784 to Salley Banton (b. 1765 in Wilkes, North Carolina – d. 1813 in Sumner, Tennessee) and had children Polly, John, Robert, Benjamin, and Nancy.
There is no proof that Margaret is the daughter of Isaac Parlier Sr.. However the husband of Margaret was closely aligned with the Crysel family of Wilkes County NC. Jeremiah Crysel married the sister of Robert Bruce, and Robert’s brother Benjamin married Jeremiah’s sister Mary. Jeremiah Crysel was the bondsman for Isaac Parlier Sr.’s second marriage and was a neighbor of Isaac. The Bruce family was also neighbors of Isaac Parlier Sr.. Her age and proximity to Isaac leads us to assume that she was his daughter.
Shortly after marrying 22 May 1813 – Wilkes, North Carolina in Wilkes County, Robert and Margaret moved to Sumner County Tenn. Their first child was born there in 1814. By 1817 they have moved to White County Illinois. Robert and Margaret are listed on the 1820 census of White County Illinois. They had three children, Benjamin, William and Isaac born between 1812 and 1815.
In a will dated 17 Dec. 1832 Robert appointed Henry Trusty (believed to be his son-in-law) to be executor, and named William Matison, Bruce and Isaac Jones Bruce his lawful heirs; he gave all his personal property to them to maintain their mother, but directed that out of his property should also be paid the following: Polly Banton 25 cents, John Bruce 25 cents, Robert Bruce 25 cents, Nancy Martin 25 cents and Benjamin Bruce 26 cents. The will is witnessed by John Bruce and John C. Forrester, probated 18 Mar. 1833.
The five children receiving 25 cents each are presumed to be Robert’s living children by his first wife. He is listed in the 1790 census of Wilkes Co. NC with his wife, one son under age 16, and one daughter. In the 1800 Wilkes census, Robert and his wife are between 26-45 years, and they had one son and one daughter 10-16 yrs., plus three sons and one daughter under 10. There were three slaves in the household.
The move out of Wilkes County apparently was occasioned by the death of his first wife. The date is uncertain and the Sumner Co. TN records are quite confusing because of the presence of another Robert Bruce who moved there ca 1801; this later Robert, wife Tabitha Cochran, most likely was unrelated and a son of Robert Bruce, Sr. of Caswell County , NC “Our” Robert lived in Sumner County until 1817 when he moved to White County, Illinois, but he is believed to have left his son, Robert, in Sumner since two Robert Bruce families still are listed there in 1820. Settling near Norris City, White Co. NC, Robert and Margaret are listed in the 1820 census as parents over age 45 yrs., with two boys 16-26 and two boys under 10. The two older apparently are sons of his brother, Benjamin, a conclusion reached by a statement of one of the boys (John) in his application for bounty land for service in the War of 1812; he said that he left Wilkes Co. right after his discharge and left his papers with his father to collect his pay; he stated further that his father died and that the papers were lost. Mary Crysel Bruce collected money from his estate at that time.
vii. Rachel Parlier b. ~1779 Wilkes County, NC; d. Blount, Tennessee; m. 24 Aug 1799 Wilkes County, NC to William Grigsby.
All that is known of this family is the Marriage that took place in Wilkes County NC in 1799. There is nothing to link Rachel to Isaac Parlier Sr.. It is possible that she was the daughter of Isaac’s brother William Parlier of Rowan County who left an heir by the name of Rachel who was living in Wilkes County at the time. T
No records of this family in North Carolina after their marriage in 1799 have been found. There are no land records or tax records, and they do not appear on the 1800 census of North Carolina. It is evident that they left North Carolina before 1800, possibly going to Tenn., Virginia, or Kentucky as William Grigsby’s are found in each of these areas in 1800. Much more research needs to be done on this family.
viii. Elizabeth Parlier b. ~1785 Wilkes County, NC; Lived in Ashe County, NC in 1840 census; m. 18 May 1811 Wilkes County, NC to Isaac Tinsley (b. 1780 Essex, Virginia – d. Aft. 1840 census Ashe County) Isaac’s parents were Isaac Tinsley Sr. (1720 – 1802) and Susannah Chiles (b. 1720).
Very little information is available on this family. From early land records and census records, it is apparent that after their marriage in 1811, that they lived in close proximity to Isaac Parlier Sr.. There is no proof that she was the daughter of Isaac Parlier Sr., but the age range along with the fact that they were neighbors would lead us to assume that she is a daughter of Isaac. In the 1810 census of Wilkes County, Isaac has 2 daughters between the age of 16 and 26. By the 1820 census, both daughters are absent from the Isaac Parlier Sr. household.
1840 Ashe County NC Census
1 – Male – Age 50 – 60
1 – Male – Age 15 – 20
1 – Female – Age 50 – 60
2 – Female – Age 15 – 20
ix. Isaac Parlier Jr. b. ~1790 Wilkes County, NC; d. Aft 1880 Wilkes County, NC; m. Martha [__?__] (b. ~1790 Wilkes County – d. Aft. 1880 Wilkes, NC)
There is no proof that this Isaac Parlier Jr. is the son Isaac Parlier Sr. but we have to assume that since he was a junior and lived in the same area as Isaac Sr. with no other Isaac Parliers present, then he must be his son. It appears that their was not any children from this union, as no children ever appear on any of the census records. He doesn’t show up until the 1820 census of Wilkes County.
Isaac and Martha were recorded in Upper Division, Wilkes, North Carolina in the 1850 and the 1860 census, though the two records show different birthdates.
6. Nancy Purlee
Nancy’s husband John Cole was born in 1750 or 1754 Rowan, North Carolina. His parents were William Cole and Mary Huland. John died 1810 – Alabama.
I have no proof that Nancy was the daughter of John Parlier, except that John appeared to be the only Parlier in his age group in the area at the time and all the other Parliers that are found in Rowan County apparently are connected to him. The date of her marriage to John Cole in 1769 indicates that she was the daughter of John and the sister of other Parliers in the Rowan County area.
Rowan County Marriages
Nancy Purlee – John Cole
August 26 1769 – Adam Harmon bondsman – Thomas Frohock witness
both Nancy and John were living in the Abbotts Creek area of Rowan County NC
Child of Nancy and John:
i. Isaiah Hosea Cole b. ~ 1780 in South Carolina or Maryland; d. 1860 in Graham, Randolph, Alabama; buried Bethlehem Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery; m. 1807 to Nancy Green (b. ~ 1785 in South Carolina – d. Randolph County, Alabama; buried Bethlehem Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery) Isaiah and Nancy had twelve children born between 1807 and 1830.
They lived in Marlborough Co., SC in 1800, 1810, 1820. He is listed in Marion Co. in 1811-1814. Moved to Georgia in 1825? He lived in Fayette and Henry Cos. He probably lived in Heard Co., GA. Moved to Randolph Co., Alabama by 1839.
In the 1860 census, Isaiah H and Nancy were living in Northern Division, Randolph, Alabama
Isaiah was a private in Berthea’s Company of SC Militia in the War of 1812. See this article for details about his pension.
The records of the former General Land Office in the National Archives show that Military Bounty Land Warrant No. 55360, 40 acres, Act of September 28, 1850, was issued to “Hosea Cole, Private, Captain Bethea’s Company, South Carolina Militia, War of 1812.” Hosea Cole of Randolph County, Alabama, used this Warrant to locate the SE quarter of NE quarter of Section 2, Township 19 South, Range 12 East, Huntsville Meridian, in Randolph County, Ala. The land acquired with this warrant, consisting of 40 acres, was patented to him on May 3, 1853.
One record states “3 Auditors Office, April 26/52. Hosea Cole served in Capt. Berthea’s Co from 24th Sept. to 3rd Dec. 1814, (not readable) 40 acres. Name in signature not readable but below it is word ‘Slade’ then J.W.(?) Aud. Below that is the signature, E.M. Burgess, Randolph Co. Ala. Wt. 55,360 May 6/52 R.W.B. Then on the other Muster Roll (if it can be called that) 67980 April 14/55, Hosea Cole, Private (over line cross margin) Catp. Bethea, 130259
Col. Gaskew. S. Car. Mil. Enl’d Aug. 1814, War 1812. (not readable) 55360 40 acres. This is also signed by E.M. Burgess under which is Robert S. Heflin, Wedowee, Randolph Co. Ala.
In his statement given on eighth day of March 1851, Hosea Cole states he was mustered into service at Marion County court house, Marion Co. S.C., some time in August 1814. He had forgotten the date. He states that he is 66 years of age (1850 census of Randolph Co. Ala. shows him to have been 70 years old in 1850.)
One thing is noticeable, he remembered his Captain. There is a change in spelling of Berthea and Bethea. ‘Bethea’ is correct. That is why the write-up by Sellers in his History of Marion County, S.C. is given on another page. It explains how much one would expect a Captain’s men to love him and that his memory would stay alive even in their old age, as it had in the heart and mind of Hosea Cole. He signed in for 6 months, but the job was finished in 3 months, and he, among others, was discharged after serving 3 months. He served on Cat Island, about 12 miles below Georgetown, S.C. This statement was made and sworn to before Wm P. Dobson, J.P. 21 March 1855. There are statements by Joseph Benton, Judge of Probate, saying Wm P. Dobson was authorized to prepare official papers.
Today, knowing the price of government land at the time Hosea Cole was working so hard to receive 40 acres as a bounty gift for Military service in South Carolina, we wonder why he did not just enter the land and build his home, as he did after receiving title to the land. The compiler of this book saw this land in 1922. It was hilly, clay field and seemed of very little value even as a gift.
7. Jacob Parlier
Jacob’s wife Rachel [__?__] ( – d. ~1799 in Iredell County, NC)
Rowan County Tax List of 1770 – Abbotts Creek
” Jacob Perlaire and Isaac Perlaire listed in same household ”
Jacob does not appear on the earlier 1769 Rowan County Tax List with Isaac Purlear and John Purlear, which indicates that he was under 16 years of age at the time, since there is no pole listed for him.
Children of Jacob and Rachel
i. John P. Parlier b. 1780 Rowan County, NC; d. Wilkes County, NC; m. 27 Jun 1800 Wilkes County, NC to Betsy Gaines (b. ~1775 Culpepper County, VA – d. bef. 1850 Wilkes County, NC) Betsey’s parents were Henry Gaines and [__?__]. Alternatively, Betsey’s maiden name was Bullis. John and Betsey had five children born between 1801 and 1815.
In the 1850 census, John was farming in Wilkes, NC with five children ages 24 to 34 at home. He was in Kilbys District Wilkes, Co in 1840.
ii. Jacob Parlier b. ~1780
The occurance of the same name so many times in the same generation but in different families make it difficult to keep them straight but the references below refer to a Jacob Parlier that evidently is a young man or at least old enough to witness land records. The reference to him as a heir of Jacob Parlier indicates that he was at least 16 years of age in the year 1800.
May 20 1800
” Edward Griffith, John Smith, John Stevenson, James Scott, and Joseph Sharpe to serve as commissioners to make partition of the lands of Jacob Pulier among his Heirs to witness, John Pulier, Jonathan Pulier, and Jacob Pulier. ”
iii. Margaret Parlier b. ~1782 Davidson County/ Iredell County, NC; d. possibly Cumberland county, Kentucky; m. John Keaton (b. Iredell County – d. possibly Cumberland county, Kentucky)
iv. Jonathan Parleir b. ~1785 Wilkes County, NC; d. 21 Jul 1845 Wilkes County, NC; burried Parlier Family Cemetery, Pores Knob; m. 12 Feb 1811 Wilkes County, NC to Rebecca Shin (b. ~1792 Wilkes County, NC – d. 27 Apr 1872 Wilkes County; buried Jonathan Parlier Family Cemetery Pores Knob) Rebecca’s parents were Levi Shinn and Hannah Deboard.
” Know all men by those present that we Jonathan Parlier and Hugh Campbell in the afore said state are held and firmly bound unto the govenor of this state for the time being and his sucessors in office in the sum of five hundred pounds current money of the said state to which payment will be trully made, we bind ourselves with our seal this date 12th Feb. 1811.
The condition of the above obligation is such were as Jonathan Parlier hath made application for a licence for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Becky Shin. Now if there should not appear any lawful cause to obstruct said marriage than the above obligtion to remain in full force by our signature and seal delivered. ” Jonathan (X) Parlier
1839 Wilkes County Tax List
5 – Horses
16 – Cattle
10 – Sheep
30 – Swine
100 – Gallons of Liqour Made (Distilery)
Estate Papers of Jonathan Parlier – Filed By Noah B. Parlier – January 14 1873
” When Jonathan Parlier died July 21 1845, he left his wife, Rebecca and the following children: ”
1. Jacob Benjamin
3. William R.
4. Noah B.
5. Jonathan Wesley
6. John F.
7. James Wesley – murdered by Radford Barton Queen, his sister Nancy C Parlier’s husband..
8. George Wesley
9. Rebecca Emily
10. Elbert A. d. 1 Aug 1864 in CSA 37th NC Infantry Petersburg Va. of typhiod fever
11. Nancy C.
8. Charles Parlier
Charles’ wife Sarah Grant was born about 1759
I have no proof that Charles was the son of John Parlier, except that John appeared to be the only Parlier in his age group in the area at the time and all the other Parliers that are found in Rowan County apparently are connected to him.
Rowan County Marriages
“Charles Perlee – Sarah Grant
September 22 1779 – Henry Winkler bondsman – Adam Osborn witness ”
North Carolina Militia Paroles – 1781
” Charles Perlee of Rowan County NC ”
9. William Parlier (Perly)
William’s wife Elizabeth Buttram was born Abt. 1759 in Davidson County/Abbots Creek. Her parents were William Buttram and Margaret Willis. Elizabeth died 10 Nov 1853 in Sparta, White, Tennessee.
2 Oct 1778 – Rowan County NC Land Entries – #1621
” William Purlee 100 acres on a branch of Rich Fork of Abbotts Creek adjoining Obediah Ledford and Earhart Simmerman, including his own improvement. “
The phrase including his own improvement indicates that he had occupied the above property for at least 7 years prior to 1778. The Land Office of North Carolina was closed for many years prior to 1778 so a lot of people simply homesteaded a piece of property and when the Land Office reopened in 1778, they rushed to enter their lands legally. If we go back 7 years then we know William was living on the piece of property as early as 1771. He would have been about 12 years of age at this time which indicates that this is the same property that his father John Parleir had occupied along with wife Ann, and sons Isaac and Jacob. John Parlier had died circa 1771 and since Isaac and Jacob were out on their own by 1778, he was left to claim the land. Ann may have continued to live there with William after he married Elizabeth. ”
2 Dec 1778 – Rowan County NC Land Entries – #2643 ( replaces Land Entry #1621 )
” For and in consideration of the sum of Twenty-Five pounds, assigned over to Jacob Perlee all my right to the within mentioned warrant as witnessed my hand the 21st day of February 1786. ”
Witness: Henry Lewis Elizabeth Perlee
The date entered was 12/2/1778 but the issue date was not until May 11, 1789. William evidently died between October 2 1778 ( when he entered the land originally ) and December 2 1778 ( when it comes into the possession of Jacob Perlee ). The delay in offically entering the transaction was because they had to wait until the estate was settled. The above assignment was just a hand written note on the back of the original land entry of the property to William Perlee.
Child of William and Elizabeth
i. Rachel Parlier b. ~1776 Davidson County/ Abbotts Creek NC.
Children of Abigail and Samuel
12. Samuel De Hart
Witnesses to Samuel’s baptism were John [__?__] and Catarina [__?__]
Samuel’s wife Eleanor Van Tine was born Abt. 1757 in Staten Island, New York, and died Aft. 1819.
Will of Samuel DeHart of Northfield, Richmond County, New York. To my wife all my lands, goods, chattels and property for and during her widowhood. After her decease, estate to be divided into three equal shares, one for my son William, one for my son Matthias and one for my son John and their heirs, with provision that they pay unto my son Samuel DeHart’s children $250 in six months after my wife’s death. I leave $2.25 to my daughter Eleanor, $1.00 with my wearing apparel to my son Jacob, $250 to my daughter Catherine and the like sum to each of my daughters Magdalene and Abigail. I appoint my wife sole executrix and my son-in-law William Degroot and son Matthias Dehart acting executors.
Witnesses Matthias Dehart, Nicholas VanName and Abraham Pierson.
Dated Sept 24, 1811. Proven Dec 21, 1819.
13. Edward De Hart
Edward’s wife Catherine Barkelow was born 29 Oct 1754. Catherine died 3 May 1813.
14. Catherine De Hart
Catherine’s husband Garret Post was born 7 Aug 1754, Staten Island, Richmond, NY. His parents were Garrett Post and Sarah Ellis. Garett died 7 Jun 1788, Northfield, Richmond, NY
15. Mathias De Hart
Mathias’ wife Elizabeth Decker was born in 1772 in Staten Island. Her father was Matthew Decker (b. 1749 – ). Matthew’s parents may have been Mattheus Decker and Elstye Merrill, but that Mattheus was supposed to have married Miriam Bedell.
16. Daniel De Hart
Daniel’s wife Elizabeth Von Busen was born 6 Jan 1760 in Germany. Elizabeth died 11 Jun 1850 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
The Will of Daniel Dehart:
“I, Daniel Dehart of the Township of Whitby in the County of York, Home District and Provience of Canada do make and publish this, my last will and testament in manner following. It is my will and I do hereby order and direct my Executors hereinafter named to pay my just debts with my funeral charges and the expenses of settling my estate.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Dehart all the residue and remainder of my personal estate after my Debts are paid, to be it her own disposal and also the use of all my real estate for her support during the term of her natural life.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my sons John Dehart, Daniel Dehart, Jr. and Jacob Dehart and my daughter Sophia Cook, the sum of five Shillings Currency each; I having heretofore given each of them fifty acres of land.
Item: I give and bequeath unto the heirs of Lucinda Mulloy the sum of five Shillings Currency. She also having had fifty acres of my land.
Item: I give and divise unto my other children Elizabeth Coolidge, Polly Saunders and Thomas Dehart their heirs and assigns the farm I now live on, being composed of the South East part of Lot No. thirty five in the broken front of the Township of Whitby aforesaid containing by admeasurement fifty acres of land be the same more or less to be divided equally between them. Share and share alike to be divided immediately after the death of my widow.
Lastly, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Jacob Dehart and Nicholas Austin both of the Township of Pickering in the County,
District andd Province aforesaid farmers as Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In withness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Daniel Dehart to be his last will and testament in presence of us who have subscribed our names as withnesses thereof in the presence of the testator.
Signed: Nicholas Dehart Signed: Daniel Dehart
Nicholas Dehart, Jun.”
17. Moses De Hart
Moses’ wife Sophia [__?__] was born 8 Jul 1765 . Sophia died 8 Apr 1831 in Morristown, Morris, NJ.
History of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York from its discovery to the present time. Richard Mather Bayles. 1883