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Notes for Nicholas Jr. LYBARGER

His parentage is definitely established by the will of his father Nicholas, Sr. He rendered extensive service with Fourth Company, First Battalion Bedford County Militia in the Revolutionary War in Captain Paxton's Company. He was liable for military service in 1789. On the census of 1790 he had three sons under sixteen years of age and one daughter. He was active in founding Wills Creek Lutheran Church (Now Lybarger Lutheran Church). Prior to building of the church he often held services at his home. It has been said that he migrated to Springfield Township, Erie County, Pa. in 1798. ** However his name is found on pension records for 1800 in Londonderry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He and his wife were listed an being between 26 and 45 years old and as having two sons and one daughter under ten, a son and daughter between 10 and 16, and a daughter between 16 and 26 years. In any event, Nicholas Lybarger, Jr. did settle in Erie County, Pennsylvania., and resided there for many years until his death. He is buried in Madley, Pennsylvania, Lybarger Cemetery. Descendants of Henry Lybarger, Sr. are numerous. Most of his children settled in Knox County, Ohio. A Knox County history says, "The Lybargers, although not the first settlers, have long been identified with the history and interests of Harrison (Township). George, Adam, Henry, and Andrew . . . emigrated from Bedford Co., Pa., to Knox Co. in the fall of 1819. They rented a house in Mt. Vernon during the winter of 1819-20. The following spring they moved to Harrison, where they purchased a large tract of land in the northwest part of the township, much of which was Owl Creek bottom land and very productive . . . . The Lybargers were frugal farmers, very zealous Lutherans, and were the prime movers in the organization of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of this township. George died in about 1876, Adam in 1872. All of the four brothers are dead. Their descendants are still (1881) numerous here." * The George noted above was not a brother but a cousin. "Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1835 by Rev. H. W. Lauer. The first elders were: Henry Lybarger, and Samuel Stough; deacons, Adam and Jesse Lybarger; trustees, George and Peter Lybarger. Among the first members of the church were . . . Henry, Andrew, Peter, George, Jesse, Anthony, Michael and Frederick Lybarger." * Buried at Madley, Pennsylvania, Lybarger Cemetery. [Pa Archives 3rd Series, Vol. XXIII p. 528 ** - "History of Erie County", Miller, 1909 Vol. I p.92 Vol. II, p. 523; Vol. II, pg. 30 of Bedford County Will Records; "History of Knox Co., Ohio." (Hill, 1881), Pp. 472, 4,

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