|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1836|
Catherine Keebler was the wife of Daniel Epley. They married on or shortly after March 10, 1800 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, per their marriage bond. Her father, David Keebler, provides her part of the bond. Both Daniel Epley and David Keebler appear in the 1800 and 1810 Census there. David also appears there in the 1790 Census, where some transcriptions show "Kuler". David bought land there from Michael Butts in 1787, and added adjoining land grants in 1791 and 1792. He sold most or all of this land in 1811.
David Keebler appears earlier in the 1782, 1783, 1785 and 1786 Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania Tax Lists. In 1782 his occupation is noted as a blacksmith. Daniel Epley's father, Matthias Epley, and Grandfather Johannes "Hans" Epley appear in these same tax lists.
David Keebler's grandsons, Adolphus H. Kibler and Marion H. KIbler, M.D., have biographies in, "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas...", Goodspeed Pubs., Chicago, IL, 1889, pp 404f. They tell us their grandfather David came to Pennsylvania from Germany toward the end of the Revolutionary War with a family. The grandsons' father Michael is said to have been born on the ship coming over.
With David Keebler in Pennsylvania by 1782, he apparently came during the Revolutionary War. Did he come with one of Britain's hired German regiments? Mostly officers would have had their families with them. Might he have been a blacksmith supporting German regiments, who could bring his family with him? Many German mercenaries deserted their regiments and stayed in America. In fact, the Continental Congress offered land grant incentives for German deserters.
York County, where David Keebler first appears in records in America, had a large German American community, and from 1781 guarded British prisoners of war. Matthias and his son John Epley were such guards, and John later received a Revolutionary War pension for his service.
Mary M Kibler (1752 - 1833)
Daniel Epley (1774 - 1845)
Sarah Epley Moore (1809 - 1889)*
George Epley (1813 - 1893)*
Catherine (Catherina) Keebler Epley (1781 - 1836)
Jacob Kebler (1789 - 1836)*
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