319. Melchior Melchoir?8 Darr, Sr. |Derr was born in Europe 1722. Place reference - gravestone 1721? Melchior died 20 Oct., 1810 at 88 years of age. His body was interred Ebenezer Cemetery in New Tripoli, Lehigh County, PA.

He married twice. He married Anna Barbara Hilbart |Kurtz 20 Nov., 1745. Anna was born est. 1722. Anna died 1773 at 51 years of age. He married ?? ?? est. 1775.

He resided 1805 in Lynn Township, Northampton County, PA. 14 OCT., 1805. Found in Will Book 4, Page 392, Northampton County, PA, German File 2769. Dated 14 Oct., 1805, probated 13 May 1811. Transcribed from German.

A summary reckoning of what I, Melchior Darr, in Lynn Township, Northampton County, have given my children of my inheritance already, and what they should have after my death, as follows: namely, My son Henrich now has received on hundred pounds in cash and goods and after my death he shall also have sixty pounds besides. My son Melchior has received niney pounds on his inheritance and must still receive 10 pound so that he also has 100 pounds. After my death he shall also have 60 pound besides. My son George has received his 100 pounds and his two children named Christian and Maria Barbara shall have 18 pound additional and no more, as he has his inheritance in full. My daughter Maria (Brobst/Probst/Propst) has received only 62.7.6 and must still receive 37.12.6 of her 100 pound. After my death she shall also have an additional 60 pound besides what I will also place in her hands for the service and burial of myself and my wife. My daughter Catharina has received 68 pound and must still receive 32 before she also has 100. After my death she shall also have an additional 60. My daughter Creta?(Greta, Margaretha?) Barbara and her children have received their entire inheritance in full. My daughter Barbara has received her 100 pound, and I bequeath to her or her heirs also an additional 60 pounds after my death. This is a supplement to my testamental last will and testament. I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria all my household goods and additional property which I still have, after my death, for the care and burial which she shall do for me and my wife, and I give her a power of attorney to pay my debts with my money or property, and to distribute it to my heirs as given in the above summary reckoning and list of debts. As witness hereunto I have set my hand and seal on the 14th day of October 1805 A.D. Witnessed by: Jacob Oswald Phillip Moser (s) Melchior Derr

Melchior Melchoir? Darr, Sr. |Derr and Anna Barbara Hilbart |Kurtz had the following children:

child 320 i. George7 Darr. He married ?? ??.

child 321 ii. Maria Brobst? Probst? Propst? Darr.

child 322 iii. Catharina Catherine? Darr. She married ?? Fetteroff.

child 323 iv. Greta Creta? Margaretha? Barbara Darr. She married ?? ??.

child 324 v. Barbara Darr.

child 325 vi. ?? Darr. ?? is deceased. Killed by the Indians at an early age His body was interred Ebenezer Cemetery in New Tripoli, Lehigh County, PA.

child + 218 vii. 'Henry' Johann Heinrich Darr |Derr was born 1750.

child 326 viii. Melchior |Melker Melchoir? Darr, Jr. was born 1752. Melchior died 30 Dec., 1833 at 81 years of age. He married Elizabeth Frank circa 1780. Elizabeth was born 27 Dec 1754. Elizabeth was the daughter of Johann Wilhelm Frank |Franck 'William' and Barbara Walk. Elizabeth died 1825 at 70 years of age.

He resided 1828 in Davidson County, NC. 1775. He was a soldier in the Rev. War.

28 FEB., 1828. Melchoir Darr, Jr.'s Will (Written 28 Feb., 1828; Proved Feb., 1834) Found in Davidson Co. NC, Will Book 1, pages 240-241

In the name of God, Amen, I Melker Darr of the County of Davidson and State of North Carolina being of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament revoking all other wills heretofore made by me and do hereby will and devise and bequeath my estate in the following manner - First, I will and bequeath to my son Henry Darr the plantation that I bought of Wm Linn which my son Henry Darr sold to Jesse Hargrave containing seventy five acres be it the same more or less which I value at the price of three hundred and seventy five dollars. I also will him seventy eight dollars worth of property which he has already received. Seventhly [secondly] I will and bequeath to my son Melkar Darr the plantation whereon he now lives containing two hundred acres which I value at the price of five hundred dollars. I also will to my son Melkar Darr fifty acres of land adjoining the land above willed to said Melkar Darr that I bought of Jonathan Roberts provided that he pays to my daughter Christina Grimes the wife of Godfrey Grimes the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars. Thirdly I will and bequeath to my son William Darr the plantation whereon I now live containing one hundred acres and I also will to my son William Darr all my land adjoining the lands of that belonging to the heirs of Christian Lookabell dec., and John M. Smith and Philip Hedrick containing one hundred and thirty acres. I also will him my Blacksmith tools and my dresser which land and property I value at the price of five hundred dollars. Fourthly if my son Melkar Darr does not agree to pay to my daughter Christena Grimes the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars within three years after my decease the fifty acres of land above willed to him shall belong to my daughter Christena Grimes. Fifthly I will and bequeath to my daughter Barbara Hedrick the wife of Jacob Hedrick the negro girl named Lucy which they have in possession at this time which I value at the price of one hundred and thirteen dollars. I further will that all the money I may possess at my decease and debts due by note or otherwise to be equally divided between my two daughters Christena Grimes and Barbara. Seventhly I do hereby nominate and appoint my son William Darr sole executor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty eigth day of February eighteen hundred and twenty eight.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Melker Darr the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have at his request hereunto subscribed out hand as witness. Jno M. Smith, Jacob Beck

Signed: Wm Darr (Seal) (Clerk’s note) The above signature of Wm Darr was in error, it should have been copied as Melkar Darr’s signature.

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