Shriver family * Adams Co., PA
' end by penned say fit. of joy land! Backgrounds of Adams County No. 1 84 ; - Jacob and Elisabeth : (Shriver) Will | AST.- .week;- a paragraph -. in our L column ,was given over to the 22,000 was is reached authorized of obituary of one Michael, Will, and at that time we;stated that to the. best: of.our ^knowledgeÂ·Â· Jacob Will; 1 , whose, grave is also to be found''in Christ Reformed cemetery located near Littlestown, Adams county, Pennsylvania, was a brother of Michael Will. However, we have no definite proof. Â·: ;. : .-, .. ; Â· . 'The inscriptions from the stone marking the grave of Jacob Will is as follows; '-.:Â·.. -.-.- - : ..-. :- . v ' "In-memory "of " Jacob Will V" - "-"Â·: Â·who departed this life on the 27th day of October 1812. . - . Aged ,74 years . . . ..Â·:..-:.and 17.-days.". : ;.The ;.The grave of Elizabeth (Shriver) Will is unmarked,, but -we presume that, she is buried : beside her husband, husband, since there is an unmarked grave beside 1::.';. i^Ve-.-do know that she died sometime after her husband husband for she is mentioned in his will, more Â· details of which will be given later. We have had many inquiries regarding regarding the intermarriage of the Shriver and Will families. We think that the following list wHl.be ample explanation. Andrew Shriver, second second of the name, and one of the early settlers, if not the first, at Conewago, was married in 1733 to Anna Maria Keiser (born September September 1710), and they were the/par^, ents of the following children: 1. David Shriver -- born 1735 -married -married in 1761 to Rebecca Ferree. 2. Veronica Shriver --. born 1737 -- married Henry Koontz. 3. Esther Shriver -- born 1739 (?) -- married George Koontz. (Probably (Probably a brother of the Henry Koontz, who married Veronica Shriver.) 4. Anna Maria Shriver -- born ---? -- married John Kitzmiller. 5. 5. Elizabeth Shriver -- born 1748 -- married Jacob Will. 6. Andrew Shriver (third of the name) -- born 1749 -- married m 1773 to Magdalena Maus. 7. Jacob Shriver -- born 1752 -- Parkersburg, company federal than plants on-pay-: married died comparatively comparatively young and is buried with his parents in Christ Reformed cemetery. He was a soldier of the Revolution. The name of his; wife is unknown, and his only son died before his father. There are no descendants on this line.- As you will have noticed Elizabeth Elizabeth Shriver (3) married Jacob Will, and according to the data we havÂ« pertaining to the Shriver family, family, Elizabteh (3) was born in 1748 and. died in 1819. Our notes mention mention four children born of this marriage, marriage, but the will of the father, Jacob Will, adds several names, to this list. ";;Â·'Â·Â·' The will of Jacob Will is--to be found in the local courthouse.?(Will Book ; "B':._-- Page 206 ^,.No.t484. In this document lie'mentions'the following members of his family: : I". Wife--Elizabeth Shriver "is to have the profits of-my-.mill and lands.". - .'...::..".--. ' - . . - Â· : - - . - ' Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· -.2. Brother--Â·Â· Andrew Shriver "as to.:iive_with my wife and be maintained maintained by her so long as he ; . shall live." . : 3. Son -- George Will . : -.-'Â·4. 'Daughter -- Rachel Will. 5. Daughter..-- Elizabeth Will. 6. Daughter --Catherine'Will. ;.'.7. Daughter -- Sarah Will. 8. Son --David Will. ' 9. Son.-- Andrew Will. ' -10.-Granddaughters--"Eve Shriver Shriver and Mary Hoopert,:,daughters to my .daughter. ;Mary rHoopert." ell;-"Granddaughters---Sarah and Evelina ,Willa. : ;-..-. -.- V ,--.' ,--.' 12." Son --' Jacob Will. ' . ,: . Jacob Will's will was written April 13, 1812, and entered to probate on November 12, 1812. Andrew Shriver and George Will were named executors, executors, while R. McHhenny, John rode and Jacob Eckert added their names as.witnesses. ' .. : Andrew Will, the son of Jacob Elizabeth (Shriver) Will, was : married married to the widow Clemens (maider name McSherry) of-- Littlestown Another son, David Will, never married. married. Mary, one of the daughters'of Jacob and Elizabeth (Shriver) Wil married Adam Rupert of Hanover, Pennsylvania. . : '; . The following members of the Jacob .Will family are buried in Christ Reformed cemetery: V 1. '.'Andrew Will/died July 20, 1824./Aged 45 years 8 months/." Note:.A son of Jacob and Elizabeth Elizabeth (Shriver). Will... . . . . 2. "George Will/born February 14 ; 1788./Died r November 4, 1870./Aged 82 years/."'' - . . Note:\A son of Jacob and Eliza-' 'beth (Shriver) Will. 3."Mary/wife of George Will/ born November 28, 1789./Died July 25, 1856./Aged 57 years/." . Â·."Â·'." Note: This stone is self-explanatory. self-explanatory. Mary Will was the wife of George' Will, and therefore the daughter-in-law of Jacob and Elizabeth Elizabeth .(Shriver) Will. 4. "Mary/wife of George Will/ Di e d August - 22, 1880./Aged years/." Note: Quite evidently George Will, the "son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Shriver) Will, was twice married and -both times his wife's name "Mary." This Mary.Will is his sec- o n d wife. . ' . ' - . . 5. "Poifus Will/died September 19, 1847./Aged 26-years/." '. Note': We don't know just where to place this young man on the family tree. That he was a grand-: son of .Jacob and Elizabeth (Shriver) Will "we can take for granted, and it is equally certain that he was : the son of one of their sons, but just which one we do not know. ; W.We, will ^conclude pur notes.on family next'week/ "