1790 Census: Allegheny County (part taken from Washington) Peter BookWashington County, PA Deed Book 1-M , page 684
Peter Book to Peter Shook
This Indenture Made The tenth Day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Ninety six, Between Peter Book in the County of Washington and State of Pennsylvania and Margret his wife of the one part and Peter Shook of the County and State aforesaid on the other part
Whereas James Shain in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven by virtue of Sundry goods conveyances and Assurances in Law had and Executed Obtained a Pattant, for a Certain Tract of Land Called "Valley Heburn" Situated on the Waters of Pigen Creek in the County and State aforesaid, ajoining Land of Nichlas Platter, N. Johnston, Christopher Slacker and James Innes Containing Two hundred and Ninety four Acres and a Quarter and Allowance as by said Pattent now Inrolled in the Rolles Office in Pattent Book No. 11, Page 195 Reference thereunto being had will more fully apear
And Whereas the said Jas Shain Did on the Eleventh day of January 1792 by an Indenture or Instrument in Writing Convey to the said Peter Book a part of said Land hereinafter Described which is Entered of Record in the Recorders Office in Washington in Book A, Page 317 and 318 Reference thereunto being had will more fully apear and which aforesaid Pattant was obtained in consequence of a Warrant bearing Date the twenty ninth Day of August One thousand and seven hundred and eighty six.
Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Peter Book and Margret his wife for and in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred and fourty pounds lawfull Money of Pennsylvania to them in hand well and truly paid by the said Peter Shook at and before the Sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof they hereby acknowledge Have granted, bargained, Sold, released infeoffed and confirmed, and by these presents Doth grant, bargain, Sell, Release, enfeoff, and confirm unto the said Peter Shook, and to his heirs and Assigns forever All their there right title, interest, property claim and Demand whatsoever, both at Law and Equity of, in and to All that part of the Land herein described.
Begining at a white Ash Thence by land of Jas Innes N Sixty Degrees E Twenty two perches up a small Run thence N Forty foure E forty perches up said Run to a Allan, thence by Land of the said Shain S fourety five E thirty two perches to white oak Thence fifteen E One Hundred and Five perches to the dividing line between said Book & Jacob Fortner. Thence begining at the said Ash and runing down Innese Run S fourty two E Sixty eight perches thence S Nine ___ E fifty six perches to the said dividing Line Containing Fourty foure acres and three Quarters be the same more or less.
Together with all and Singular the Ways Woods, Waters, Water courses, Rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions and remainders, Rents, Issues, and profits thereof. To Have and to hold the above Described Tract of land and premises with the Appurtenances unto the said Peter Shook his Heirs and assigns, To the only proper use and behoof of the said Peter Shook, his heirs and assigns forever under and Subject to the payment of any Monies, Rents, or Duties that hereafter may accrue in the same to the Chief Lord or Lords of the fee thereof. And the said Peter Book and Margret his wife, for themselves their heirs Executors and Administrators Doth hereby Covenant, promise and grant to and with the said Peter Shook his heirs Executors, Administrators, and assigns that they the said Peter Book and Margret his wife, the aforesaid Tract or piece of Land, containing fourty foure acres and three fourths of an acre against them and their heirs and against all and every other person or persons lawfully Claiming the same shall and will warrant and forever Defend by these presents. In Witness whereof the aforesaid Peter Book and Margret his wife, hereunto Set their hand and Seal the Day and year first above Written
Peter B?oesn't look like BOOK) (Seal) Margaret (her mark) Book (Seal)
Received on the Date above the full of the Consideration money therein mentioned. I say received by me.
Peter B?resent David Hamilton
Sealed and delivered in the presence of David Hamilton David Bolton
Washington County SS
Personally came before me David Hamilton Esq'r, one of the Commonwealth Justices of the Peace in and for said County, the within named Peter Book and Margret his wife (She being preaviously Examined apart from her Husband) the acknowledge the within Indenture to be their Act and Deed, and desire it may be Entered and Recorded as such. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of September 1796.
Recorded and compared with the Original the 23rd February 1797 Samuel Clarke (Recorder)
The year 1796 marked the arrival of eight persons, six besides the Cunninghams. They were Abel Hennon, Robert and Samuel Gaston, William Cairns, Charles Morrow and John Moore. Only a portion of them settled or remained in what is now Wayne Township.
After the Cunninghams came to the township they hewed out the end of a block "dish fashion," and pounded their corn in it for about two years, when a grist-mill was built by Ananias Allen, and they had their grinding done there.
Abel Hennon, who was one of the settlers of 1796, located on a 400-acre tract of which he received one-half for settling.
Joseph Hennon came in 1798 and bought a settlement right to a 400-acre tract of Jesse Myers, who had built a cabin on the place. The place was later occupied by his son, George Hennon, who was the first child born in the family after their settlement, the date of his birth being April 19. 1800. The Hennons were originally from Ireland, and located first in the State of Maryland. They afterwards removed to the valley of Jacob's Creek, in Fayetle County, Pennsylvania, and from there came to Beaver County. Two of the earlier members of the family, George and Thomas Hennon, Sr., were soldiers in the American Revolution. Nicholas Vaneman located in New Castle about 1802-3, where he rebuilt and re fitted a grist-mill on the Neshannock, which had been originally erected about 1800 by John Elliott. The mill was partially destroyed by a freshet in the creek, and Vaneman removed to Wayne Township about 1808-9 and put up a grist and sawmill on what is now known as Mill Run, or Big Run, which discharges its waters into the Big Beaver below Chew-ton. The mills stood for a good many years, and finally fell to pieces, and none have been rebuilt on the site since. He operated the mill until unable lo run it longer, when his son continued the business for some time.
Thomas McConahy came from County Antrim, Ireland, in 1817, leaving his family there. They followed him two years later (1819), and came to Beaver Town, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Here they stayed until 1821, when they removed to a farm of 100 acres, lying in Shenango Township, Lawrence County. The John McConahy (son of Thomas McConahy) farm, in Wayne, was originally settled by Peter Book, who made the improvements upon it. The original tract was 400 acres, and, with a few other tracts in the neighborhood did not belong to the land in the Chew district. Peter Book was of German descent, and came from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, to Pittsburg, from which place he came to what is now Wayne Township in 1796-7. (He was a member of the Second Battalion, 146th Regiment on May 18, 1844. He was of Scotch-Irish descent.) Twentieth Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, pages 354-365
Peter settled on 394 acres, 96 perches in what became Wayne Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, locating on one of the few tracts which was not part of the Chew district. This tract was called "Hope".
They built a small log cabin on the bottom near the Beaver River. Later they built a stone home on up the hill near where John Glass and Barbara (Book) McConahy later lived.
Bugh, Peter 2001021010 00
1800 Beaver County, PA
They appear on the tax records of New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1802 and 1803.
Peter Rook 020001012010400
1820 Census North Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.Peter Book 020001012010400
neighbors- John Book, Solomon Egner, Abel Hannon. Sr.. Thomas Morrow. Sr. and Jr.. Nicholas Vanemmon
1830 Census Shenango Township, Beaver County, PA
Book, Peter1830 Census North Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
males 1 (under 5); 2 (20-30); 1 (30-60) females 1 (20-30); 1 (30-40); 1 (60-70)
Neighbors. George Leslie, Charles. John, Adam, and Jesse Morrow, William and Thomas McConahy, Margaret and Joseph Pollock, Joseph and Robert Brown
Volume 15, page 540-1
Deed Peter Book To John Book, ent'd 4th Nov. 1837
This Indenture made the tenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five, By and Between Peter Book and Margaret his wife of the County of Beaver and State of Pennsylvania of the one part and John Book, son of Jacob Book of the county and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Peter Book and Margaret his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said John Book at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and acquit and forever discharge the said John Book his heirs executors administraters and assigns by these presents have granted bargained sold aligned enfeoffed release and confirmed & by these presents do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said John Book his heirs and assigns. All the following described parcel or tract of land situate in the county and state aforesaid begining at a hickory tree on the north boundary line of the said Peter Book south two and one half degrees east fifty one and one tenth perches to a post thence by land of the Peter Book south eighty seven and one half degrees West ninety four perches to a post thence by land of John Book son of Peter Book north two and one half degrees west fifty one and one tenth perchs to the place of Beginning containing thirty acres whereas the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by their patent bearing date the twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and five granted unto the said Peter Book a certain tract of land situte in the general plan of the vacant lands of the commonwealth settled under act of Assembly passed the third day of April 1792, entitled an Act for the Sale of Vacant lands within this Commonwealth then was granted by the commonwealth unto the said Peter Book by his Indenture bearing date the tenth day of January Eighteen hundred & thirty five conveyed the above described thirty acres of land unto the said John Book. Together with all and singular the buildings improvements rights liberties priveleges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversions and remainders rents ___ and profits thereof and also all the estate right title interest property. claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Peter Book and Margaret his wife in law or equity or otherwise howsoever of into or out of the same. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land the hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said John Book his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said John Book his heirs and assigns forever and the said Peter Book and Margaret his wife their heirs executors and administrators do hereby covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said John Book his heirs and assigns that they the said Peter Book and Margaret his wife and their heirs the said parcel of land hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said John Book and to his heirs and assigns against them the said Peter Book & Margaret his wife and their heirs and against all and every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereo shall and warrant and forever confirm by these presents. In Witness whereof the said parties to the_____
presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written,
Peter Book (Seal) Margaret (her mark) Book (Seal)
Sealed and delivered in presence of James McClain Nicholas Book
Received on the day of the date of the above Indenture of and from the above named John Book three hundred Dollars in full for the consideration money above mentioned.
Witness James McClane
Beaver County SS On the tenth day of Feb. 1830 before me one of the Justices of the peace for the county of Beaver came the within named Peter Book and Margaret his wife and severally acknowledged the above Indenture as and for their act and deed and desire the same might be recorded as such according to law, she the said Margaret being of full age and apart from her husband examined by me declares herself a voluntary party thereunto, In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.
James McClane (Comp'd)
Beaver County, PA Deeds Volume 23 PAGE 56-57
PETER BOOK TO NICHOLAS BOOK ENT'DS lst of July 1845
THIS INDENTURE, made the twenty sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five BETWEEN PETER BOOK of the county of Beaver and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Margaret his wife of the one part and NICHOLAS BOOK of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part.
WITNESSETH: That the said Peter BOOK and Margaret his wife, for and in Consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty Dollars, to them in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery, hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeofTed. released, and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release and confirm unto the said Nicholas BOOK, his heirs and assigns, all that certain tract or parcel of land situate and lying in North Sewickley Township in the County aforesaid, bounded and described as follows, viz: Beginning at the corner of the said Peter BOOK's land on the District line, thence running South two & a half degrees East, one hundred and sixty eight perches to a post at a Schoolhouse thence South eighty — and a half degrees west sixty four perches to a stake & stones, thence north two and a half degrees west thirty perches to a cornerstone, thence North eighty seven and a half degrees east, sixteen and five tenths perches to a post & stones thence North two and a half degrees west one hundred & thirty eight perches to a post near a Run on the District line, thence on said line north eighty seven and a half degree East forty seven and five tenths perches io the place of Beginning. Containing Fifty acres more or less with the allowance of six per cent for roads &c. Which piece or parcel of land being in part of a certain tract of land which the Commonwealth by Patent hearing date at the Land office the twenty second day of April one thousand eight hundred and five, which Patent is enrolled in the Patent Book No. 50, page 186, Reference will thereunto more fully appear. Together with all and singular the buildings, improvements, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and also a" the estate right, title, interest, property or and demand whatsoever of them the said Peter BOOK and Margaret his wife, in law or equity, or otherwise howsoever, of, in, to or out of the same. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said described Lot of Fifty acres and allowance, hereditaments, & premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Nicholas BOOK his heirs and assigns to the only proper use & behoof of him the said Nicholas BOOK his heirs or assigns forever And the said Peter BOOK & Mary his wife their heirs and assigns do covenant promise and agree to and with the said Nicholas BOOK, his heirs and assigns by these presents that they the said Peter BOOK and Margaret his wife, and their heirs and assigns the above described premises hereby granted, mentioned or intended so to be, with the appurtenances unto the said Nicholas ROOK his heirs and assigns against the said Peter BOOK & Margaret his wife their heirs and assigns, and against all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same, shall and will forever warrant and defend by these presents. In testimony whereof the said Peter BOOK & Margaret his wife have hereunto set their hands & seals, the day and year first above written.
Peter BOOK (Seal) Margaret (Her mark) BOOK (Seal)
Sealed and delivered in presence of Jacob BOOK and J. T. CUNNINGHAM
RECEIVED on the day of the date of the above Indenture from Nicholas BOOK Two hundred and fifty dollars in full for the consideration money. Peter BOOK
BEAVER COUNTY SS: Before me, the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, personally appeared, Peter BOOK & Margaret his wife parties to the written Indenture & acknowledged the same to be their act and deed, and desired the same might be recorded as such. She the said Margaret being of full age, by me. duly examined separate and apart from him her husband the contents thereof being to her made first known did declare of her own free will, sign, seal and deliver the same without any coercion or compulsion of him her said husband. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of November 1835. J. T. CUNNINGHAM (Seal)(COMPARED)
The Peter Book family appears on the 1840 Pennsylvania Census at house # 054 in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. This land in Beaver County consisted of 394 acres and 96 "perches", surveyed 7 November 1804, warranted 16 July 1804, and patented 22 April 1805. The tract was called "Hope". The Book family first built a small log cabin near the Beaver River, but later moved "up the hill and built a stone home." John Glass and Barbara (Book) McConahy later owned this land, which was located, in part, on the future site of Staylesville.
VILLAGE OF STAYLESVILLE.
The land occupied by this settlement was originally a part of the Peter Book farm. William Hough at different times bought several acres of land from Mr. Book, and laid it out into town lots some time between 1827 and 1833, about which latter date the canal was opened. Hough built the first house in the place—a log structure—and kept a store.
The town was named by Hough, when he laid it out, after a man named Stayles, who was a prominent worker in the canal enterprise. A swift rapid or “ripple” is in the river opposite the town, and as the canal men had a “hard scrabble” to get their boats safely over it the place received the nickname of “Hardscrabble,” by which it is now more familiarly known than by Staylesville. Some distance below, at Wampum, there is another rapid called “Irish Ripple,” and from it the original post-office at Wampum, and now at Newport, took its name.
(Twentieth Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, pages 354-365
"The John McConahy (son of Thomas McConahy) farm, in Wayne, was originally settled by Peter Book, who made the improvements upon it. The original tract was 400 acres, and, with a few other tracts in the neighborhood did not belong to the land in the Chew district. Peter Book was of German descent, and came from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, to Pittsburg, from which place he came to what is now Wayne Township in 1796-7. ")
Peter Book- 1 male 30-40, 1 male 70-80; 1 female 20-30, 1 female 60-70
(neighbors are Wm. and John McConahy, and George and John Book.
Peter and Margaret were early members of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, located several miles from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. They joined by certificate in April of 1824. Both are buried in the cemetery there, Peter having died 13 August 1845 "in the 79th year of his life"; and Margaret on 27 Jan 1846 "in the 77th year of her life". Peter's tombstone, though legible, had been broken off at the base. The caretaker of the cemetery has repaired it.
Peter left a will which is on file in Beaver Co., Pa Will Bk B, page 423, RD 1, p 58. In the will, Peter laid out a draft of "Booktown"
(Beaver Division of the Pennsylvania Canal"; surveyed 29 Jan 1835, patented 1 Aug 1845, and entered 4 Aug 1865. The deed was witnessed by John Book, Junior and Alexander McConahy
1) son of Peter (John)
2) son of Jacob (John)
3) son of Peter (Jacob)
82' front x 89" back 66' x 148' ½ 66' x 148 ½'
4) son of Peter (George)
5) son of Peter (Nicholas)
6) daughter of Jacob (Elizabeth)
66' x 148' ½ 82' front x 89" back 66' x 148 ½
7) Peter's son-in-law ( John G. McConahy)
8) daughter of Peter (Catherine (Book) Glenn
66' x 148 ½ 66' x 148 ½
It is possible that Peter may have lived in Lancaster as a Peter Book/Buch appears on the tax records of Lancaster Borough and Dysart Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1781, 1789. and 1790. This Peter also took an Oath of Allegiance in Lancaster Borough in 1787. He then disappears from records. Perhaps just in time to reappear in Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1793?
A Peter Book also appears in the 1796-7 records of Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
May Ray Book in her family history (unpublished) wrote:
"Peter "a brother" born 1766 died 1845. He too served as a drummer boy in the Revolutionary War (1776 - __) He was so small he was carried by the older soldiers. (Legend has it - it caused a large lump to grow on inside of his leg where Drum rubbed- He carried that lump to his grave - in old dairy was detailed record. Married Margaret Book - who was born 1769 -died January 27, 1846. His descendants later crossed paths with his brother's descendants - after 1900's - my family the Caldwells - (Scotch-Irish descent) (My mother's maiden name) In Caldwell Reunion there was 4 Mrs. Caldwells-4 Mrs. Book's - 3 Caldwell's married Books of this lineage - I was 2nd generation (A Ray) married a Book but of the Caldwell lineage-never carried Peter Book lineage clear out - only to trace relativity of Reunion ones. This Aunt Ella Caldwell who lived here with us 6 years was a "Book of Peter" Lineage. She married my mother's brother, (- A. Caldwell) She died 1958 - at age 87."
Peter was in the Lancaster militia in the Rev. War and was given a grant of 394 acres for his service.
Military Records for the Revolutionary War time period show:
Petter Books, Lancaster County, 3rd Battalion, Capt. McKee - 4th Class Muster Roil, 21 August 1778 (inactive duty- militia card)
Books, Peter, Lancaster County 7th battalion, Capt. Robert McKee, 4th Class, Authority- True List 7 May 1782, Pub. A 93)Vii-766-68; Military Accounts, Militia, Records of the Comptroller General, RG4
PA Archives page 380 A Return of Capt. Robert McKee companey of Daphen County Melitia June the 19th, 1786
4. Class Jacob Books
8 Class Conrod Books
3 Class Jacob Mitzer
PA Archives page 383 Dauphin County A Return of Capt. Roberts McKee company of the forth battalion of Dauphen county melitia comanded by Coll. Robert Clark, November the 20th, 1786
page 3844 class jacob Books
6 class Max Books
9 Class conrod Books
3 Class Jacob Mitzer
PA Archives page 496 Lancaster County Militia Rolls 1783-1790
Muster Roll of capt Robert McKee's Company of Melitia of the Forth Battalion Lancaster Countey Commanded by Coll. Jacob Cook. May the 13th 1784
Third Class Jacob Mitzer
Fourth Class Jacob Books Petter Books
Eighth Class Conrod Books
PA Archives Fifth series Volume VII p. 201-3 A Muster Roll of Capt. Robert McKee Company of Melitia of the third Battalion of Lancaster County commanded by Coll. Alexander Lowrey August the 24, 1778
1st class-George Wolf
2nd class George Brooks
3rd ClassJacob Miszer
4th class John Ridel, gone away Petter Books
8th class Samuel Hannan
PA Archives Fifth series Volume VII p. 206-7 A Muster Roll of Capt. Robert McKee Company of Melitia of the third Battalion of Lancaster County commanded by Coll. Alexander Lowrey April 19th 1779
2nd class George Brooks
3rd Class Jacob Mistzer
4th class John Ridel, gon away Petter Books
PA Archives Fifth series Volume VII p. 766-7-8 A true and exact list of the names, of each and every male white person, inhabiting or residing, within my district, in the seventh company of the seventh battalion of Lancaster County, Militia, between the age of eighteen and fifty three years. taken for the year 1782
2nd class Gorge Books
4th Class Peter Books Jacob Books
8th class Samuel Hannan Conrod Books
PA Archives Fifth series Volume VII p. 781-A Return of the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th classes of the seventh company of the 7th Battalion of Lancaster County Militia Commanded by Alexander Loury, Colo., Derry
Robert McKee Captain
4th Class Peter Books Jacob Books
p. 943-4 A List of the names and Sirnames of the male white inhabitants, between the ages of eighteen and fifty three, living or residing within the bounds limits or lines of the eighth compnay of the ninth batalion of Lancaster County Militia commanded by Col. John Rodgers
Fourth Class John Books
page 962-3 A true and exact list of the names, of each and every male white person, inhabiting or residing, within my district, in the eighth company of the nointh battalion of Lancaster County, Militia, between the age of eighteen and fifty three years. taken for the year 1782
4th Class John Books Jacob Books
History of Plain Grove Presbyterian Church 1799-1974, Reverend Fred Cochran:
Elder Nicholas Book, (1839-1872) Johann Buch lived in Germany. Five of his sons came to America, including Peter Book who settled in the Elwood City area and was the father of Nicholas. Mr. Book lived in the little house north of the road and just west of the Arthur Kohn Felder residence (formerly the Clarence Stevenson residence). He was a wheelwright, making spinning wheels, reels for carding wool and other such aricles. His shop stood south of the road on the site of the present barn of the Raymond Flack property. This was originally the site of a foundary that made pots, kettles, stoves, and other household utensils. Mr. Book used water power to turn the lathes and other machinery in his shop. The dam and canal used to carry the water from the site are still plainly discernible and are located near the present barn. There are still many spinning wheels in existence bearing the letters NB signifying they were made by Nicholas Book. Mr. Book was married three times (Elder, Moore, and Kennedy). He was the father of Mathew Book, the grandfather of Leander M. Book (lives Slippery Rock) and the great-grandfather of Margaret Book (m. Ralph McBride, President of the Slippery Rock Bank) and Herbert Book (Teacher in the Slippery Rock normal schools) Ordained elder September 26, 1839 and served until his death in August 1872, aged 78.
LAST WILL of Peter Book
Registered 2 Sept. 1845
The last will and testament of Peter Book of North Sewickly Township Beaver County. IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Peter Book considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I will that my Body be intered in a proper and decent like manner and all my debts be payed that I may be owing at the time of my decease. Item I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margaret Book all my property both real and personal so long as she remains in her widowhood and if she should not marry then in that case during her natural life. Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Book eighty three acres of land to be taken off the west end of my place bounded on the Beaver River on the west and running east a distance sufficient to make the above compliment by a line running south 3 degrees east across the tract. Item I will and bequeath to my son George Book seventh three 1/2 acres of land bounded on the west by John Book on the north by Big John Book and continueing east a distance sufficient to make that compliment and then run south 3 degrees east across the tract. Item I will and bequeath to my son Jacob Book the residue of my real estate which is one hundred acres of land the east end of my place with my building bounded on the west by the said George Books part and on the East by fifty acres which I give my son Nicholas Book in lieu of his part of my estate real. Item- I will and bequeath that after the death or marriage of my wife Margaret Book should she survive me that all my personal property may be put to sail and after her funeral expenses be paid the residue to be divided in the following manner. Item My oldest daughter Margaret Book to have ten dollars paid to her as soon as it can be collected. Item I will and bequeath the residue of my property between three daughters Catharine Book, Elizabeth Moore and Barbary McConaughy to wit. Catharine Book is to thirty dollars first taken out for her and then the balance divided equally between Catherine Elisabeth and Barbary. I hereby ordain and appoint John Book my son and Nicholas Book my son sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23 day of November 1835,
Peter Book (Seal)
Signed sealed and published and declared by the above Peter Book to be his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presents have subscribed our names as witness thereunto.
George Hennon witnesses James McClain
Beaver County SS:
Be it remembered that on the 2nd day of Sept. A. D. 1845, Before me Thompson M. Johnson Register for the Probate of wills etc. in and for said County personally appeared George Hennon and James McClain who being duly sworn did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Peter Book the
testator within named sign seal pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of these deponents knowledge observation and belief.
Thompson M. Johnson Register
2nd Sept. 1845. Letters testimentary granted to John Book and Nicholas Book Executors of Peter Book, deceased.
19 Feb. 1846 The above Letters Testamentary granted to John and Nicholas Book revoked.
See last will of Peter Book deceased. Recorded on Page 445.
LAST WILL of Peter Book, deceased Registered Feb. 6th, 1846.
I, Peter Book of North Sewickly township Beaver county and State of Pennsylvania being in good health of body and of sound and disposing memory and being now desirous to settle my worldly affairs whilst I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all or any wills by me heretofore made. And first and principally I commit my soul into the hands of my creator who gave it and my body to the earth to be interred in the burying ground at Slippery rock Meeting house of the Presbyterian church. And as to such worldly estate as I now am in possession of and in any wise belonging to me I dispose of the same in manner following. I will that my son John Book shall have after my decease seventy acres of land of the tract which I hold and now possess on the western end of said tract of land, sixty five acres adjoining to the lot of John Book and to my son Jacob Book I give and devise the remainder of the tract which I have not disposed of otherwise (about one hundred and ten acres) I will also that my daughter Catharine shall have ten acres of the tract of land, to be laid off along the western end of a lot of land which Thomas Hennon now owns running the length of Hennons lot and width sufficient to contain the said ten acres, and also that Catharine shall have one bureau and my corner cupboard and her own bed, and all its bedding and stread. And I will that after my decease Jacob shall have my clock and case and my large desk and my waggon and his bed and bedding and bedstead. And further I will that all the residue of my property not specified shall after the decease of me and my wife, shall be sold and equally divided between my two daughters Elizabeth Moore, and Barbara McConahy, also that Barbery McConahy shall have my two hemp heckles, after our decease. I further will and provide that if so be that my wife Margaret shall survive me in this world, then after my decease she the said Margaret my wife and Catharine my daughter who remains single shall have and enjoy as their residence the house in which they now with me reside and live. And further that John George and Jacob shall after my decease equally provide for and comfortably keep and maintain their mother and Catherine their sister, so long as Catharine remains single and single and lives with her mother, they shall each and severally contribute to their support equally alike and alike to maintain them decently and comfortably. And further I do hereby appoint and constitute my good friends John McConahy and John T. Cunningham Esq. Executors to execute this my last will and testament.
In witness thereof I have to the foregoing will and testament set my hand and seal this eighth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty.
Peter Book (Seal)
Signed sealed and acknowledge in presence of us as his last will and testament at the date above written.
G. W. Motheral Wm. Gaston
Beaver County SS:
Be it remembered that on the 4th day of Feb. A. D. 1846, Before me Thompson M. Johnson, Register for the Probate of Wills etc in and for said county personally came William Gaston who being duly sworn did depose and say that he was present and saw and heard Peter Book the testator within named sign seal pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind and memory and understanding to the best of this deponents knowledge observation and belief.
T. M. Johnson Register.
Beaver County SS:
Be it remembered that on the 7th day of Feb. A. D. 1846, Before me Thompson M. Johnson, Register for the Probate of Wills etc in and for said county personally came George W. Motherall who being duly sworn did depose and say that he was present and saw and heard Peter Book the testator within named sign seal pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind and memory and understanding to the best of this deponents knowledge observation and belief.
T. M. Johnson Register.
20th Feb. 1846 Letters testamentary granted to John McConahy executor of Peter Book, Deceased.
North Sewickly Township, Beaver County, Pa Will Book B. page 423-4 and Will Book B, page 445-6
Children of Peter And Margaret (?) Book
1) John Book, born Bef. 1794 in Pennsylvania; died 01 Jul 1850 in Pennsylvania. He married Barbara; born 1795 in Delaware; died 14 Apr 1877 in Wayne Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
2) Nicholas Book, born 1794 in Pennsylvania; died Aug 1872 in Pennsylvania. He married (1) Eleanor Moore; born Abt. 1800 in Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1870. He married (2) Jane Kennedy Abt. 1822; born 1802 in Pennsylvania; died 01 Aug 1832 in Pennsylvania. He married (3) Mary Elder 07 May 1835 in Pennsylvania; died 29 Feb 1836 in Pennsylvania.
3) Catherine Book, born 01 Apr 1798 in Pennsylvania; died 1880 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. She married James Glenn III Bef. 15 Jun 1850 in Pennsylvania; born 16 Jun 1796 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1860 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
4) Margaret Book, born Bef. 1801 in Pennsylvania; died Bet. 1835 - 1840 in Pennsylvania.
5) Elizabeth Jane Book, born 25 Apr 1801 in Pennsylvania; died 29 Sep 1870 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. She married Adam Moore 18 May 1822 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania; born 19 Mar 1804 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania; died 10 Mar 1832 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
6) George Book, born 1804 in Pennsylvania. (He either died at birth or he married Jane Jackson; born Abt. 1809 in Pennsylvania; died Bet. 1855 - 1860 in Pennsylvania.)
7) Jacob Book, born 1804 in Plain Grove, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania; died 11 Mar 1868 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) Cassandra Holliday; born 1818 in Pennsylvania; died 05 Jan 1855 in Pennsylvania. He married (2) Mary Glenn Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Pennsylvania; born 23 Aug 1829 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania; died 07 May 1910 in Moravia Road, Moravia, North Beaver Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
8) Barbara Book, born 01 Apr 1808 in Pennsylvania; died 19 Feb 1881 in Pennsylvania. She married John McConahy; born Dec 1806 in Parish of Ballintoy, Diocese of Connor, Craige, County Antrim, Ireland; died 11 Mar 1885 in Pennsylvania.