If anyone has information regarding the parents of Peter CLEAVER, please contact me.

(1) Peter CLEAVER, b. about 1667 possibly in Germany?, d. about Jan 1728 in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co., PA; m., 27 May 1695 in Abington Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia Co., PA, to Catherine "Gertrud" SHOEMAKER (b. about 1670, d. before 1727; daughter of Peter SCHUMACHER & Sarah HENDRICKS); they resided in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co. [now Montgomery Co.], PA; their children:

        i. Christina, b. 10 Jan 1696, m. William MELCHOIR;
       ii. Peter Jr., b. 28 Oct 1697, d. 8 Jun 1776, m. Elizabeth POTTS;
      iii. Derrick, b. about 1702, m. Mary POTTS;
[#2]   iv. John, b. about 1705, d. 1773, m. Elizabeth LEVERING;
        v. Isaac, b. 20 Feb 1713, d. about 1799, m. Rebecca IREDELL;
       vi. Agnes, b. unknown, d. 12 Aug 1757, m. Richard SHOEMAKER;
      vii. Eve, b. unknown, m. Mr. ADAMS.

(2) John CLEAVER, b. about 1705 in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co., PA, d. 1773 in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co., PA; m., 28 Feb 1728/29 in Philadelphia Co., PA, to Elizabeth LEVERING (b. 1712, d. unknown; daughter of William & Catharine LEVERING); they resided in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co. [now Montgomery Co.], PA; their children:

        i. Elizabeth, b. about 1730, m. Jacob KIRK;
       ii. Peter, b. 1 Mar 1732, m. Susanna BACON;
[#3]  iii. William, b. 20 Mar 1735, d. 8 Aug 1809, m. Mary KNIGHT;
       iv. Sarah, b. about 1737, m. John CHILD;
        v. John Jr., b. about 1743, d. about 1833, m. Sarah ____;
       vi. Hannah, b. unknown, m. Mr. POTTS;
      vii. Mary, b. unknown, d. before 1764, m. Christopher REX.

(3) William CLEAVER, b. 20 Mar 1735 in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co., PA, d. about 8 Aug 1809 in Upper Marion Twsp., Montgomery Co., PA; m., 1757 in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co., PA, to Mary KNIGHT (b. 10 Jan 1735, d. 1821; daughter of Isaac KNIGHT Jr. & Elizabeth WRIGHT); they resided in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co. [now Montgomery Co.], PA; their children:

        i. Jonathan, b. 3 Mar 1758;
[#4]   ii. Elizabeth, b. 3 Jun 1761, d. 1819, m. David WRIGHT Jr.;
      iii. Hannah?, b. 1771, d. 1842, m. Abraham HORNBECK;
       iv. William?, b. unknown.
William was a soldier in Holstein's Co., 3rd Battery, PA Militia during the American Revolution.

(4) Elizabeth CLEAVER, b. 3 Jun 1761 in Bristol Twsp., Philadelphia Co., PA, d. 1819 in Nottingham Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ; m., 3 Aug 1777 in Philadelphia Co., PA, to David WRIGHT Jr. (b. 1 Feb 1748, d. 10 May 1824).

Continued on my WRIGHT Family Page


  1. Cassady, Eve. Written communication, 30 June 1997.

  2. Cleaver, Peter. "[Abstract of his will, written 10 January 1728, proved 24 February 1728]". Abstract of Philadelphia County Wills, book E, no. 76.

  3. Cleaver, William. "[Abstract of his will, written 29 November 1802, proved 22 August 1809]". Abstract of Montgomery County, PA, Wills, page 34.

  4. Cleaver, William J. Some of the Descendants of Peter Cleaver, Westfield, IN, 1983, 332 pages.

  5. Roberts, Ellwood. "Chalkley K. Cleaver". Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, vol. 1, 1904, pages 338-339.

  6. Society of Friends (Quakers). Records of the Abington Monthly Meeting, PA.

  7. Virkus, Frederick A.. "Dobbs, Nellie West". The Compendium of American Genealogy, A. N. Marquis & Co., Chicago, PA, vol. 4, 1930, page 158.

  8. "[William Cleaver]". "Associators and Militia". Pennsylvania Archives, 6th series, vol. 1, pages 723 & 740.



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