Jacob Staehle, s/o Jacob and Ana Eva (m. __?), d. aft 30 Jun 1772, of Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania

RELATIONSHIP: Jacob Staehle is the brother of Peter Staley I [numbers are my designation–shb], 4th great-grandfather of Sherlene Hall Bartholomew (shb, hereafter, compiler of these notes). This Peter I married Sarah Salome ___. Their son, Peter II, was b. 28 Nov 1756, probably in Pennsylvania, d. 10 Jul 1844 in Jackson, Allen, Ohio, m. Eve____, b. 4 Sep 1765, d. 1 May 1851, Jackson, Allen, Ohio. I am also descended from their son, Peter III, b. 19 Jan 1794 in Berkeley County, Virginia, m. 26 May 1821 in Pickaway Co., Ohio, d. 24 Jun 1844. and wife, Hannah (Hall).

PARENTS JACOB AND ANA EVA? That this Jacob Staehle is a son of Jacob and Ana Eva and brother to my ancestor, Peter, is positioned on evidence that 1) Jacob lived in Chanceford Township and 2) served in the Revolutionary War with other sons of Jacob and Ana Eva, that 3) I have no other son Jacob to be his father’s namesake, and 4) a “Jacob Staehly, Jr. pledged for erection of a chapel on his father’s land (see 1772 note, below), and 5) Jacob Jr. had tract of Jacob Sr.’s land surveyed for two warrants (see 1769 note below). –shb 2 Dec 2006

1769, JANUARY 21–JACOB SR.’S LAND SURVEYED FOR SON, “JACOB STEALEY, JUNIOR,” FILLS TWO WARRANTS. Stehly Report, for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, by Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850, Prepared in the Year 1948, File 3262,” forwarded to shb, Nov 2006, by Katherine Staley, p. 27: “York County Land Papers [footnote 2: ‘The Historical Society of York County’]: No. 9273. Draft of a tract of 317 acres adjoining land of Jacob Stealey, Senior, in Chanceford Township surveyed for Jacob Stealey, Junior, on 21 Jan 1769 in pursuance of two warrants, one granted to Thomas Johnson for 50 acres dated 24 Nov 1749, the other to John Winter for 50 acres dated 31 May 1762.” –shb 2 Dec 2006

1772–FATHER JACOB DONATES LAND TO REFORMED LUTHERAN CHURCH IN CHANCEFORD, YORK, PA: In 1772, a statement was prepared by “We, Lutheran and Reformed members of the congregation, united with one another to build a common church on Jacob Stehli’s land, which church shall remain Reformed and Lutheran so long as sun and moon exist…” (in Chanceford, York, PA), gathered, and first on the list of those ready to pledge for the chapel’s erection was “Jacob Staehly, Jr.” Since a Jacob Sr. was found in “late” condition, leaving his widow Ana Eva as a communicant in Sep 1775, I am concluding that Jacob Sr.’s contribution to the Church was the land and Jacob, Jr. was his son (no other Jacob Stehleys in records, except as new births). Lists are given for Evangelical and Reformed, and I determined that this family were “Reformed.” –shb [Note: See notes of Jacob’s brother Stephen for documentation that Stephen donated one acre of his land, 8 Dec 1772, “for the use of the ‘Lutherien and Reformeret Congregations’. –shb 2 Dec 2006

1772–HELPS BUILD STEHLI’S CHURCH, WITH REST OF FAMILY. “Stehly Report,” compiled for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, by Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850, Prepared in the Year 1948, File 3262,” forwarded to shb, Nov 2006, by Katherine Staley, p. 10: “The Register of Stehli’s (later known as St. Luke’s) Union Congregation, Chancefor Township, 1773-1835; translated by Edith Beard Cannon. [MS] lists – [1] Jacob Stehly promised L0-10-0 for the building of the church, in the year 1772; [13] Andreas Stehly promised L2.5.0 for the building of the church, in the year 1772; [14] Peter Stehly promised L1.10.0 for the building of the church, in the year 1772; [40-41] Jacob Stehly was one of the elders of the church in the years 1774 and 1775; [50] Stephen Stehli was one of the trustees of the church in the year 1785.” –shb 3 Dec 2006

1772, JUNE 30–“JACOB STALEY, OF YORK COUNTY” ADMINISTER’S FATHER JACOB’S ESTATE, ALONG WITH MOTHER “EVA”: “Stehly Report” (see above), p. 19: “VI. ADMINISTRATION BONDS – C, 110 30 Jun 1772. Estate of Jacob Staley of York County, yeoman; Eve Staley and Jacob Staley, administrators.” –shb 4 Jan 2007

1773–CHURCH REGISTER BEGINS: York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 2, Compiled and Edited by Marlene Strawser Bates and F. Edward Wright (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications), p. xiv: “STEHLI’S (STEHLEY’S, STALEY’S, now ST. LUKE’S) UNION CHURCH, Chanceford Township [footnote 13–failed to copy off that page–shb]. These congregations were organized in 1772 and the union register was begun in 1773. Lutheran pastors included Lucas Raus (1773-1788), Timothy Kuehl (1789), Carl Danapfel (1790-1791) and Augustus Ritz (1792-1794) [footnote 14]. The first pastor was Lucas Raus, born October 18, 1723. In 1749 he arrived in Philadelphia. In 1758 he was called from Goschehoppe to Yorktown [footnote 15]. Records: (1) Historical Society of York County: B2, B3. Translated by Edith Beard Cannon in 1943. A comparison was done with the version compiled by Pastor Frederick Weiser; differences in the Weiser version are shown in brackets Micro file 1, Drawer 7, reel 44 (original); (2) Historical Society of PA: XCh/522.” –shb 9 Apr 2000

1774, 1775–“JACOB STEHLY” IS AN ELDER IN THE CHURCH. (See 1773 note, above.)

1774–OVERSEER, CHANCEFORD TOWNSHIP. See 1777 note, below. –shb 2 Dec 2006

BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1775–FATHER, JACOB STAEHLE, SR. DIES. In Sep 1775, in her church communicant’s list, Ana Eva is described as widow of the “late” Jacob. –shb 2 Dec 2006

1775, 1776, 1780–SERVED IN REVOLUTION: “Stehly Report,” compiled for The Historical Society of York County, Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850,” prepared in the year 1948, File 3262, copy mailed to shb, November 2006, by Katherine Staley, listing Staleys who served in the Revolution, pp. 23-24: “4. Jacob Staley of Chanceford Township, private in the Fourth (Colonel William Smith) Battalion, York County Associators, according to a record dated 1775 [footnote 5: ‘Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series, XIII, 264’], and one of 4 Jul 1776 [footnote 6: ‘Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series, XIII, 264’]. In this capacity he served as a private in Captain Michael Doudel’s York County Rifle Company at Boston, according to a record of 29 Jul 1775 [footnote 7: ‘Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series, X, 23′], and of the same company under command of Captain Henry Miller dated 24 Nov 1776 [footnote 8: Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd series, X, 342’]. Member of the Fifth Class of the Inhabitants of chanceford Township, classified under an Act of Assembly passed in 1780, entitled ‘An Act to compleat the Quota of the Federal Army’; each class was ‘required to provide, in fifteen Days from this date (January 30, 1781], one able-bodied Recruit for the Continental Army, to serve during the War,’ under penalty of a fine of L15.0.0 specie: this class found a recruit [footnote 2: ‘Class Lists, MSS., The Historical Society of York County; Young, op.cit. (Young, H. J., York County, Pennsylvania, in the American Revolution: a Source Book, MS), Black Series, 103, 106’]. –shb 2 Dec 2006

1777–ASSESSOR, YORK TOWNSHIP/OVERSEER. “Stehly Report,” as described above, p. 27: “Miscellaneous Notes – 1. Civil Officers: Jacob Staley, assessor, Chanceford, 1777; overseer, same 1774.” The only other Staley “Civil Officer” listed is “Christian Stehly, overseer, York Township, 1772” [my Legacy ID 27860–shb]. –shb 2 Dec 2006

1777, NOVEMBER 8–APPOINTED FOR YORK COUNTY REVOLUTIONARY WAR COMMISSION? “Stehly Report,” detailed above: “STALEYS SERVING IN THE REVOLUTION – 5. Jacob Staley was one of the commissioners appointed for York County 8 Nov 1777 by the Supreme Executive Council to collect, from such of the inhabitants as have not taken the Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration, certain supplies needed for the equipment of the army [footnote 9: ‘Colonial Records, XI, 340’]. Jacob (presumed father of Jacob, my ID 24233), who married Ana Eva, died before Sep 1775, when his wife is listed as a “widow” on records of church communicants, so Jacob Sr. could not have been the Jacob who served on this commission. –shb 2 Dec 2006

ELEVEN STALEYS IN REVOLUTIONARY WAR: This “Stehly Report,” detailed above, names only 11 Staleys for service in the Revolutionary War: 1. Andrew Staley of Chanceford Township; 2. Christopher Steeley (Stehly), of Germany Twp.; 3. Jacob Stealey, of Germany Twp.; 4. Jacob, of Chanceford Twp.; 5. Jacob Staley, a York County commissioner, appointed to collect “certain supplies needed for the equipment of the army”; 6. John Stehly, of Germany Twp.; 7. Joseph Stehly, of Germany Twp.; 8. Joseph Staley, of Heidelberg Twp.; 9. Malachiah Stayley, of Newberry Twp.; 10. Peter Stayley, of Chanceford Twp., Stephen Stealey, of Chanceford Twp.] –shb 2 Dec 2006

1783–TAXED IN CHANCEFORD TOWNSHIP, ALONG WITH BROTHERS ANDREW STEPHEN: “Stehly Report,” prepared for the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, by Edith Beard Cannon, researcher, Number 19 – “Evidences of the STEHLY Families of York County Before the Year 1850, Prepared in the Year 1948, File 3262,” forwarded to shb, Nov 2006, by Katherine Staley, p. 18: “IV Taxables of 1783 – 4. Jacob Steally of Chanceford Township, land 150, 1 house, 1 outhouse, 5 inhabitants, 4 horned cattle, 3 horses, 6 sheep, valuation L121, tax L2.10.0.” The other two Staleys in Chanceford taxed that year were Jacob’s brother: “1. Andrew Stealy of Chanceford Township, 7 inhabitants, 1 horned cow, 1 horse, 2 sheep, valuation L10.10.0, tax L0.4.9.:l and also his brother “7. Stephan Stealy of Chanceford Township, land 30, 1 house, 5 inhabitants, 3 horned cattle, 1 horse, valuation L32, tax L0.14.3.” –shb 11 Dec 2006

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