Thursday, March 28, 2024

William Poer's (1770-1830) Father (Connection to Jeremiah Poer 1754-1850)


William Poer 1770-1830

William Poer is reported to have been born in the year 1770 in Guilford County, North Carolina. And he is reported to have died in the year 1830 in Clark County, Kentucky.

We know William Poer was in Guilford County, NC at some point. Between the years of 1789 - 1790, William Poer is listed in a court case involving trespassing along with Jeremiah Poer (1754-1850) and James Hester. And he also married his Wife Hannah Lane in 1792 in Guilford, NC. 

See the connection between William Poer, Jeremiah Poer and James Hester here:

William and Hannah's daughter Nancy was born in 1793 in North Carolina. She died in the year 1823 in Booneville, Cooper, Missouri. Nancy married John Chaney in 1814 in Clark County, KY. After he died, a William Poer is listed as the administrator of the estate on February 22, 1828 in a Cooper County, Missouri newspaper. Nancy is reported to have died in the year 1823 and John Chaney (her husband) is reported to have died in 1822 or 1823. 

I believe the William Poer listed is William Poer Jr. 1796-1871 (The brother of Nancy). He is on the Cooper County, Missouri census in 1830.

Estate newspaper clipping:

William Poer 1740-1810

In 1740 a William Poer is reported to have been born in Maryland. He is also reported to have died in Ashe County, North Carolina around 1810. Ashe county is in the north western edge of North Carolina.

He had a daughter named Lydia who was born in 1766 in Maryland. She married Richard Chaney in Fayette, Kentucky around 1779. Fayette, KY borders Clark County, KY (Where William Poer 1770-1830 lived)

Lydia and Richard Chaney had a son named John in the year 1780 in Fayette, Kentucky.

In the year 1814, John Chaney married Nancy Poer (1793-1823) in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky. Nancy is the daughter of William and Hannah Poer which would make John Chaney and Nancy Poer first cousins.

William Poer 1770-1830 and Lydia Poer 1766-1824 would be siblings. Lydia died in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, like her husband Richard.

Because of this strong family connection, I believe William Poer (1740-1810) is the father of William Poer (1770-1830).

There is a William Poer buried in the Sally Poer Cemetery in Cressy, Estill County, Kentucky. I believe the person buried here could be either William Poer (1740) or William Poer (1770) as there are no dates listed for this grave.

The son of William Poer and Hannah Lane is also buried in this cemetery. Benjamin Poer (1799-1890)

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