Thursday, May 9, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1765 Will Abstract for Leonard Nochber (1700-1766) of Morris County, New Jersey

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1765 will abstract for Leonard Nochber in Morris County, New Jersey:

The transcription of this record is:

"Wife, Margreata, all my estate; and after her death, my son, Leonard, to have my lands; but if he die leaving no heir, then the lands to be sold, and money given to my grandchildren.  To children of my oldest daughter, Anna Margreata, late wife of Henry Shankle, 200 pounds.  To the children of my daughter, Anna Martha Trimmer, the wife of Mathias Trimmer, 200 pounds.  To the children of my daughter, Mary Elizabeth Welsh, the wife of William Welsh, 200 pounds."

The source citation for this record is:

A. Van Doren Honeyman (editor), Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, First Series, Vol. XXXIII; Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, etc. Volume IV, 1761-1770 (Somerville, N.J. : Unionist-Gazette Association, Printers, 1928), page 309, Leonard Nochber entry.

This will abstract names the wife and four children of [Johann] Leon[h]ard Nachbar (later Neighbor), with the names of the spouses of his three daughters.  

I overlooked this will entry when the New Jersey will books before 1800 were briefly available in 2015 on  This record is an abstract, and therefore a Derivative Source.  The will books (with will transcriptions) for Morris County are in the FamilySearch Catalog but access is restricted to FamilySearch Centers. 

Johann Leonhard and Maria Margaretha (--?--) Nachber are my 6th great-grandparents, through their daughter Anna Martha Nachbar (1726-1770), who married Matthias Trimmer (1722-1793).


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