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Re: Christopher Philhower b.Oct 1754
Posted by: Kim Philhower Date: November 01, 2001 at 17:20:56
In Reply to: Christopher Philhower b.Oct 1754 by Myrtle Darnell of 90

Hi Myrtle,
I have most of the same info as you do except Christophers parents. Philip Philhower (Jerg Philip Wulhauer) was born 1724 in Germany arrived in Penn. on Sept 16,1748 on a ship named Patience on board the ship he met and fell in love with a girl named Margaretha Mueller. When they got here they were sold and had to work for families to pay there passage so She worked in Pa. He was sent to Nj. he promised to return for her. Five years after his arrival he walked from NJ to PA and married her at St. Micahel & Zion church in Philadelphia on Jan 6, 1753. They walked back to NJ working for farmers along the way for food and sleep. When returning to Nj they worked for the same family he did now for pay and then built there first home where they had there 11 children. After his children were born he built another home which still stands today and can be found in Lebanon NJ. March 11,1777 Philip was overseer of the roads in NJ. It was Philips duty as overseer of the roads to warn washington's troops that the british were coming. Philips son Christopher on the other hand as a teenager was a volunteer in the war. General Maxwell sent for him whenever he needed him. He was on guard duty during many of the battles and would go home to help on the farm in between battles. He never received any money because after the war the Army was broke. His brother Jacob was in the Militia during that time (citizens called to duty in case of emergency). John was my 3rd great grandfather I have no record of him serving. John and his wife Rachel are buried on his homestead along Philhower Rd last known owned by Justin Smith in Mountainville, NJ.

well I hope some of this helps as I have recently moved and need to reinstall my software to get to my ged files to see all that I have which I will be doing soon and maybe I can dig up some more stuff.

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