Birth: ABT. 1725 in Probably Rhineland/Pfalz, Palatinate
Death: 26 DEC 1800 in Rockhill Twp, Bucks Co, PA
Father: Unkown Silvius
Marriage 1 Unknown
Married: After 1763
Arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam with brothers on the Queen Elizabeth on September 9, 1738, but too young to be listed - under 16. They are thought to be from the Rhineland/Pfalz area of Germany.
The ship, Queen Elizabeth, operated by or for the major shipping firm of Hope, left Rotterdam, Holland, on June 22, 1738, and headed for the English port of Deal, England, for the customs clearance required by the Navigation Acts. The ship's captain was Alexander Hope. The ship apparently spent three to five weeks at sea due to a violent storm before reaching Deal, a trip that could take as little as eight days and in some cases two. From Deal, the trip to Philadelphia was generally about eight to twelve weeks.
In this year of 1738, it was said that of more than 15 ships to have arrived in Philadelphia, about 2,000 people died en route of illness.
William's land warrant issued 8 Aug 1749 - he would be 21 or probably older.
Tax list Northampton Co, Pa 1761 to 1781
Tax list "Heydelberg" Township, 1761
Will dated 26 Dec 1800 of Rockhill twp, Bucks Co, Pa proved 4 Jun 1802 - Res. Bucks Co
1790 & 1800 - widow Catharine - Land Warrant 8 Aug 1749 Bucks Co (became Northampton Co 1752).
WILL OF WILLIAM SILVIUS
In the name of God Amen: the twenty fifth day of December, in the Year of our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred, I William Silvius, of the Township of Rockhill, in the County of Bucks and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, being Advanced in Years and very Infirm in health, and knowing that it is Appointed for all persons once to die, and being willing and desirous to settle all my worldly Affairs in the best manner I am able, do make this my Last Testament in manner following, (?). I will that all my just debts and funeral Expences be fully paid and discharged, First, it is my Will and I do order that my beloved wife Catharine, shall have two Beds, two Chests, a Pipe-stove, the Kitchen-Dresser, a Copper Kettle, three Chairs, her wheel & Real (?) & all her Cloths & all Linens she shall want & as much Kitchen furniture as is Necessary for her use during the term of her Natural life, and Whereas I have sold my Plantation to my son Abraham, and reserved therein in a certain Agreement dated the sixth day of December Anno Domini, sufficient to the following, that my said wife Catharine, during her natural life shall dwell in the small stone Apartment adjoining Abraham's, and in said Term my son Abraham, to deliver her Yearly sixty three pounds of Pork & half quarter of Beef, Plenty of Bread, good Butter, Milk, and every Necessary thing she stands in need of, to Chop, haul the firewood to the house, Cut it small & make the fires if required, and when ailing to Nurse a and tend her and do every Necessary thing she stands in need of; All my moneys that is due or to become due after my Death, I give and Divide unto my Children (namely) the heirs of my son Henry, lately deceased, between them one Equal share with the rest of my Children, John, Joseph, William, (here it is cut off). And Lastly I do hereby Constitute and appoint my sons Abraham and Jacob, Executors of this my Last Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal, the day and Year first within written, Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the before named William Silvius, to be his Last Testament, in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
Sealed & Delivered
In the presence of us William Sivius
His mark (a scrawled X)
Birth: ABT. 1750
Note: Resident of Bucks County, 1790 census
Father: William Silvis b: ABT. 1725 in Probably Rhineland/Pfalz, Palatinate
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
1. John Silvis b: 1772
2. William Silvis b: 1774 in PA
3. George Silvis b: ABT. 1775
Birth: 1774 in PA
Death: 30 NOV 1857 in Perhaps Franklin Twp, Westmoreland
Father: John Silvis b: ABT. 1750
Marriage 1 Sarah Neely\Nehlig b: 30 DEC 1786 in Northampton Co, PA
1. Abraham Silvis b: 10 JUL 1809 in Westmoreland Co, Pa
Birth: 10 JUL 1809 in Westmoreland Co, Pa.
Death: 31 DEC 1882 in Armstrong Co
Burial: South Bend Cemetery
Baptized by Rev. Weber, 1809
Father: William Silvis b: 1774 in PA
Mother: Sarah Neely\Nehlig b: 30 DEC 1786 in Northampton Co, PA
Marriage 1 Anna Elizabeth Remaley b: 14 DEC 1811 in Westmoreland Co, Pa.
Married: 15 SEP 1831 in Franklin Twp, Westmoreland
1. Sarah Silvis b: 23 OCT 1832
2. Jacob Silvis b: 14 APR 1834 in Near Murrysville, Franklin Twp, Westmoreland Co
3. Margaret Silvis b: ABT. 1836
4. Elizabeth Silvis b: 2 JUN 1837
5. William John Silvis b: 9 MAY 1840
6. Mary A. Silvis b: ABT. 1842
7. Caroline Silvis b: 14 JUN 1843
8. Levi Silvis b: 29 SEP 1846
9. Michael K. Silvis b: 5 DEC 1846 in Armstrong Twp, Westmoreland Co.
10. Cathryn Ann Silvis b: ABT. 1848
11. James Oliver Silvis b: ABT. 1852
12. Barbara Jane Silvis b: ABT. 1853
MICHAEL K. SILVIS
Birth: 5 DEC 1846 in Armstrong Twp, Westmoreland County
Death: 5 FEB 1925 in Armstrong Twp, Indiana County
Burial: South Bend Cemetery
Note: Brief marriage or affair with Malena little-known but confirmed by an online half-cousin through living connections in South Bend.
Father: Abraham Silvis b: 10 JUL 1809 in Westmoreland Co, Pa.
Mother: Anna Elizabeth Remaley b: 14 DEC 1811 in Westmoreland Co, Pa.
Marriage 1 - Malena Rupert b: 1844 in Armstrong Co, PA
1. Laura Mae Silvis b: 4 MAY 1873 in South Bend TownshipMarriage 2 - Fanny Catherine Allshouse b: 19 MAY 1859 in South Bend Twp
1. Edna L. Silvis b: AUG 1884
2. Eric I. Silvis b: JAN 1889
ERIC I. SILVIS Birth: JAN 1889
Death: AUG 1961 - Buried in South Bend Cemetery
Father: Michael K. Silvis b: 5 DEC 1846 in Armstrong Twp, Westmoreland County
Mother: Fanny Catherine Allshouse b: 19 MAY 1859 in South Bend Twp
Sp: Myrtle McGaughey - B. 1890 - D. 1950 - South Bend Cemetery
Born in DuBois, PA
Daughter of Mason and Nan McGaughey
1. Guy V. Silvis - Somerset, PA
2. Donald E. Silvis - B. 1909 -D. 1977 - Glendale, CA - South Bend Cemetery
3. Catherine Nancy Clark - Canton, OH
4. Edna L. Girt - B. 1914 - D. 1966 - Duquesne, PA
5. Nettie G. Rearick - Elderton, PA
6. Helen Rearick - Elderton, PA
7. William M. Silvis - East McKeesport, Pa
8. Glenn K. Silvis - Duquesne, PA
9. Steel E. Silvis - Niles, OH
10. Mabel Tressler - Monroeville, PA
11. Jack M. Silvis - B. 1927 - D. 1991 - South Bend Twp, PA
Burried South Bend Cemetery
Sp: Betty J. Miller - South Bend Twp, PA
12. Robert C. Silvis - South Bend Twp, PA
13. Peggy R. Lukehart - Shelocta, PA