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Bernhardt Barnhart "Barney" Clever
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1747
Lancaster County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1816
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Most of the data on Barnhart Clever's lineage is from a privately publish ed book by my cousin, Donald Goodhart Clever, Sr., entitled, "My Ancestor s: The Goodharts and Clevers of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania", 1966. T his book indicates that Barnhart Clever was born in New Jersey and that h is father's name was William, not Michael. However, the records of Rev. J ohn Casper Stoever clearly indicate his father's name was Michael and t he family resided in Swatara, PA.
During the Rev. War, Barnhart ("Barney") was a private in the 4th Co ., 3rd Battalion of Cumberland Co. He was a farmer after settling in Sout hampton Twp, Cumberland Co, PA. The family home was named "Mansion Far m" (240 acres), also called Mansion Estate.

Will Abstract:
CLEVER, BARNEY (BARNHART), Southampton. ---. August 6, 1816.
Land to be divided in even shares. Small children to be supported. Conr ad and his bro. Barney. Exs.: None named. Wit.: James Hendricks, Peg gy Mier.
Adtors: George Clever, Conrad Clever. H. 422.

Will: Cumberland County Historical Society, proven 6 Aug 1816, Southampto n, Cumberland Co, PA.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Barney Clever, of Southhampton township, Cumb erland County, being in my proper senses and sound in memory do make th is may last Will and Testament. I leave my Children alike share. The Plac e, after my decease, is to be Rented for five years to support the male ch ildren. The Renter is to have the house and barn that is now on the Pla ce and there is a house to be built on the Place for the Children to li ve in and at the end of the five years the land is to be divided shares. S ix responsible men to be chosen to divide the land in twelve shares. Supp osing that Conrad stands to his first bargain that he made with his Broth er Barney and if he done stand to first bargain, he is to have lot five Po wn's and the land is to be divided in Eleven Shares. The land is to be equ al value in price. The heirs are to take the lot of land that falls the re share by drawing a lottery and there is a Wagon Road to be left to eve ry lot of land. The lot of land that falls to Barney is to be sold and t he money to be put to interest of, that is, the __?__ __?__ and the intere st of the money is to support what money is not paid on the land that Barn ey bought from his brother Conrad is to be paid out of the rental money a nd this house for the small Children is to be divided and the expen se to be paid out of the rental money all auctionable property is to be so ld. But three beds to be left for the small children.
Family links: 
  Maria Margaret Elizabeth Bollinger Clever (1763 - 1816)
  Sarah Clever Helm (____ - 1892)*
  John Conrad Clever (1782 - 1862)*
  Mary M Clever Boughman (1784 - 1877)*
  John Clever (1793 - 1864)*
  Rachel Clever Walters (1796 - 1881)*
  Catherine Clever McConnehey (1801 - 1876)*
  Anthony Clever (1808 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Dutch (German Ref) Graveyard
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51169015

Wilton Golson has done a service by posting information on so many individuals' burials, but he is also guilty of plagiarism. I've found much of my material--notes on my research, including personal pronouns like "I" and "my", which refer to me and my ha...(Read more)
 Added: Mar. 24, 2011

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