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Mathias/Mythias Miers/Myars - Cocklereece Connection

Mathias/Mythias Miers/Myars - Cocklereece Connection

Posted: 26 Jan 2000 5:34AM GMT
Edited: 28 Aug 2001 1:11PM GMT
Two records document the arrival of Matheas Myars in America. Uncertain as to which record, if either, is the Mathias Miers/Myars who married widow Mary Kachelriess and became step-father to her two boys Michael and Tabalt/Tabolt:

Record (1), 1742 - Matheas Meyer - arrives at the Port of Philadelphia on board the ship "Robert Alice from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes". List qualified on September 24, 1742. (Source: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, Vol I-II, Norristown, PA, Pennsylvania German Society, 1934, page 330, 331 (signs name with X mark)

Record (2), 1744 - Matthias Meyer, Matthias Meyer Jr, and Nicholas Meyer arrive at the Port of Philadelphia on board the ship "Aurora from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes". List qualified by Capt. Robert Pickeman on October 8, 1744. (Source: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, Vol I-II, Norristown, PA, Pennsylvania German Society, 1934, page 352, 353, 354 (all three sign names with X mark)


First record of Mathias Miers/Myars in NC.

1754 - Mathias Miers - Granville County Deeds, Patent Book 14, page 5, (abstract 2474) transaction dated 4/26/1754; Mathias Miers purchases 400 acres in Granville County on both sides of Skelton Creek; Witnesses Jno Haywood, Sher Haywood; SCC Benford Dickens, Griffin Nunary; Wm Churton, Surveyor.


Last record in Mathias Miers/Myars in NC:

(First Transcription) Granville District Will dated March 1, 1770. Milhais Miars wills to his grandson Milhais Cockelrean, son of Tabolt Cockelran, 100 acres on north side of Mill creek in Granville County adjoining Shearmon's land; to my wife, Mary Miars all the rest of my estate except that I have already given away and, at her death, that Michall Cockelrean shall have this plantation and my mill, also a Negro boy called Tomas and one called Jack and Tabalt Cockelrean to have a Negro called Nell and all stock divided between Tabolt and Michall; (name may be Cockelreece). Exrs; my son Michall Cockelreece and my wife Mary Myars. Witnesses: Thos. Oakley, Naham Saunders (or Landers).
(Source: Abstracts of Granville County, N. C. - Unrecorded Wills 1746-1808, transcribed by Zae Hargett Gwynn, 1973; page 38)

(Second Transcription) Granville District Will dated March 1, 1770. Mythias Myars (signs by mark) Will probated April CT 1770.To Grandson Mythias (Cockelreece), son of Tabalt Cockelreece, 100 A. in Granville County on North side of Mill Creek, adjoining Shearmon's land; to wife Mary Myars all the rest of his real and personal estate; to Michael Cockelreece, after death of wife Mary, "this Plantation mill" and also two Negroes (name Tomas and Jack); to Tabalt Cockelreece 1 Negro (named Nell); and the rest of estate "horses, hogs, sheep, etc. to be equally divided betwixt the two boys, Michael and Tabalt. Exs; "my son Michael Cockelreece and my wife Mary Miers/Myars" Wit Tho's Oakley, Jacob (surname not clear) Nahrun Saunders. Id, page 140. ret. to April Ct. 1770; among other items "one parcel of books" and 3 Negroes. Id p. 146. (Source: Granville County Wills and Deeds 1746-1800, Thomas Owen, 1993, page 59)

Re: Mathias/Mythias Miers/Myars - Cocklereece Connection

Posted: 10 Mar 2002 1:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kachelriess, Cocklereese, Cocklereece, Reece
Here is an additional, more promising possibility:

A Matheas Meyer and Hans Georg Meyer, arrive at the Port of Philadelphia on board the ship "Osgood from Rotterdam, last from Cowes" Sept. 29, 1750 - William Wilkie, Captain, 480 passengers. (Source: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, Vol I-II, Norristown, PA, Pennsylvania German Society, 1934, page 446 (both sign names with X mark) Hans Georg Meyer may have been a younger brother, son or nephew, since he signed after Matheas; however I have found no other record of him.

Also on this ship: Ludwig Eisele (aka Ludwig Isley) and Ludwig Readwile (aka Lewis Riethweil/Redwine) both of whom settled in Piedmont region of NC.

Ludwig Isley Sr's granddaughter, Philipena (daughter of Balser Sr) married Daniel Kachelriess the grandson of Mary Kachelriess Miar/Mier/Moyer -- widow of Mythias/Matheas Miar/Meyer who made his will in March 1770 and died bef April of the same year. (I descend from Philipena Isley and Daniel Kachelriess through their son David Kachelriess/Cocklereece/Reece. I do not know when or where Mary's Kachelriess/Cocklereece husband died, but believe him to the Nicholas Kachelriess who arrived in Sept 1737 onboard the Snow Molly. See my notes page at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bruckner/michaelkac... )

Ludwig Readwile and Matheas Meyer appear in Granville Co and on Shelton Creek about the same time frame, according to these records :

First record of a Mathias Miers/Myars in NC is 10 June 1753 when the following property was surveyed:

1754 - Lord Granville to Mathias Miers - Patent Book 14, # 2474 transaction dated 4/26/1754; Mathias Miers purchases 400 acres in Granville County on both sides of Skelton (Shelton) Creek; Witnesses Jno Haywood, Sher Haywood; SCC Benford Dickens, Griffin Nunary; Wm Churton, Surveyor. Property surveyed 10 June 1753 (later sold by Matheas Meyer / Mythias Myars' heirs -- see February 6, 1777)


1768 Lodwick Redwine was on the tax list of Granville Co., NC as shown in tithables taken by Robert Harris. He paid two polls which included son Jacob Redwine shown. The law at the time in NC set the white male poll at ages 16 and upward. Jacob would have reached age 16 in October 1767. (SOURCE: http://www.gate.net/~greg/Peterman.html/osgood1.html)

1772 - NC, Granville Co., 22 Feb 1772 Lewis RIETHWEIL (signed in German Ludwig) wrote his will in Granville County naming sons Lewis, Michael, Jacob, John, and daughter Margaret Peeler, wife of Michael Peeler. The youngest son, John, was underage at that time. His wish was that son John was to serve his brother Jacob but for one year, then to be declared free. (SOURCE: http://www.gate.net/~greg/Peterman.html/osgood1.html)

1777 - NC, 25 Jan 1777 Jacob Reitweil and John Rietwel (sons of Lewis) of Granville County sold 233 acres eastward of Michael Peelers on a branch of Shelton's Creek, being part of a large survey taken up by William Meadows and adjoining Slaughter. Proved in Aug 1777. Source: Granville Co NC Deed Book L, p 117 (SOURCE: http://www.gate.net/~greg/Peterman.html/osgood1.html)

Mathias Miers settled in the same area in 1754 where a Jacob Slaughter purchased land in 1757 -- Shelton Creek (Miers line is mentioned and he also appears as Survey Chain Carrier):

1757 - Lord Granville to Jacob Slaughter - Patent Book 14, #2710, page 69; transaction dated 9 Nov 1757; 640 acres in the Parish of St. John on both sides of Sheltons Creek, joining Miers line; Witnesses Sherd Haywood; Gideon Macon entered 3 January 1756 surveyed 7 February 1756 SCC: Matthies Miers, Jacob Slutter, Sherd Hayward D Sur -- Plat read "...land surveyd for Abraham Howser.

Myars/Miers died bet March - April 1770, and his heirs (two Cocklereece stepsons named in will) sold this same property in Feb 1777:

February 6, 1777 - Recorded in Granville County Deed Book L, page 137: -
Tobott Cockleree {Cocklereece/Cocklereese], Michael Cockleree, and Mary Moyars [Meyers/Miars} of Granville County sold land jointly to Thomas Person...all that parcel of land situate...on both sides of Sheltons & Fox Creek Begining at a hickory on Shearmons line...crossing both creeks to a red oak thense 324 poles to a black oak near Oakley thense E. ___ poles crossing Sheltons or Stoney Creek to the first station including 500 acres ...more or less...No witnesses - no proven dates/info
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