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Re: Rev War records for Luke Covert?
Posted by: Wilma Clark (ID *****9023) Date: December 01, 2007 at 10:27:27
In Reply to: Rev War records for Luke Covert? by Sheri of 1151

Hi Sheri,
I have a PDF copy of the 11 page pension record for Luke Covert, Jr. # S 23174 and will send it if you provide me with your email address. I thought you might find the following information interesting as it pertains to the Revolutionary War Pension Record you inquired about. Wilma

Source: Carl W. Fisher, William V. Covert and Maurice L. Patterson, The Covert Family, (Interlaken Historical Society, Interlaken, New York, 1989), 37.

4.13 LUCUS COVERT        bp 6 Sept 1732       d. 22 Jan 1828
(Luke)                            Somerville, N.J.       Plainfield, N.J.
Married (1)                     1754 or 1756 (ref. below)

Anna (Anate) Marselius       b. 1738              d. 22 Oct 1790
Daughter of Iden Marselis & Arenjente Brass
+5.134 Lucas, Jr.              b. 19 Jan 1758              d. aft. 1840 married Ancha ____
+5.135 Eide (Eder?)              bp 1 Jun 1760              d. 1826 m. Rachael Ann Harris
+5.136 John L.              bp 9 May 1762       d. 24 Mar 1848 died single?
+5.137 Marya                     bp 29 Jan 1764       married Elisha Coryell (Coriell)
+5.138 Peteris                     bp 6 Feb 1766              
+5.139 Vrerick              bp 5 Jun 1767              died infancy
+5.140 Anna (Anat)              bp 15 Jun 1770       d. 1823/42 m. Abraham Coryell
5.141 Harremte *              bp 25 Mar 1772
+5.142 Elizabet              bp 13 Nov 1773       d. 1869 m. David Boice

Married (2) bef. 1800
Delilah unknown
5.143 Harriet               b. ca 1800              died married

His first marriage was in 1754 per DAR lineage 33888 (DAR 34:321) or 1755 per DAR lineage 52814 (DAR 53:379). Another death date is 22 Jan 1826 at 94 yrs., but his estate purchased a coffin 24 Jan 1828 for $9.00 from Ira Dunn, a coffin maker of Greenville, Piscataway Twp., Middlesex Co., N.J. (Nat’l Gen. Soc. Qtly. 56:16). Buried on his farm east of Greenbrook and North of Rock Ave. (Plainfield, Essex Co., N.J.) (from unsigned mss “Line of Luke Covert of Plainfield” at Holland Soc. Of N.Y.)

All of the children of the first wife were baptized (bp) at the 1st Ref.Ch. of Raritan at Somerset Co., N.J. except Henrietta bp at the Harlingen Ref. D. Ch. Somerset Co.

Sometime before 1800 Luke married Delilah, who lived with him until his death. He left an unsigned memorandum giving (Harriet ?) $50 over her legal share of his estate. His first wife was the sister of Mary, wife of Cornelius Vermeuli. He (Luke) is called “true, trusty and esteemed friend” in the wills of both Cornelius and Fredrick. He was a member of the Town Committee of Westfield Twp., an active businessman, widely respected. Luke was a private in the Essex Militia in the Rev. War. He lived on the farm left by his father, Lucas (#3.13) adjoining the Vermeuli plantation (unsigned mss “Line of Luke Covert of Plainfield”)

Pension application of Luke, Jr., #S23174 N.J. mentions Rev. War service of Luke (4.13). Lucas’ (#4.13) pension application is #23174, Book 82, Vol. 4, P 12.

* Harremte 5.141 above appears as Henrietta in some records, but as above in the Gen. Mag. Of N.J. 16:61.

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