The following was sent to me. I am not researching Lepards, but would like to know where in Sussex these brothers came from. I question the year 1795 that John left NJ for PA - could possibly have been 5 years earlier (there is a John Lepard in 1790 Northumberland Co, PA and 1800 Greenwood Twp Northumberland Co, PA.that should be him).
Revolutionary War Pension Application File
Film Series M805, Roll 304, R-3346, pp. 8-10
National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, D.C. [Page 8 of 60]
To wit Personally appeared before me, Charles Scadding, Esquire, one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, in and for the Home District John Leppard, Abraham Leppard, and Jacob Leppard, all the Township of East Gwillimbury in the Home District aforesaid, yeomen, who being duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelists severally make oath and say --- And first this deponents John Leppard for himself saith that he, this deponent, was born in the State of New Jersey, now one of the United States of America, and is now upwards of sixty six years of age [1839 â€“ 66 = circa 1773] ; that he resided in Sussex County in said State till he was Twenty Two years of age [1839 â€“ 66 + 22 = circa 1795]. ... That this Deponent upon his removal to Northumberland County in the State of Pennsylvania, one of the United States aforesaid, ...â€“ That this Deponent afterward removed to the Township East Gwillimbury aforesaid ...
â€“ And these Deponents, Abraham Leppard and Jacob Leppard for themselves say that they are brothers of the aforesaid John Leppard and are twins now Sixty Four years of age and upwards [1839 â€“ 64 = circa 1775] â€“ That they resided with the said John Leppard and made the same _____ [word ?] as the said John Leppard â€“ And that with the exception of the age of the said John Leppard to which they cannot depose, the aforesaid statement of the said John Leppard is to their knowledge in all things substantially correct and true.
John X Leppard
[signature] Abraham Leppard
Jacob X Leppard