Ancestors of Johannah Lepley Korns

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On the subject of "Ancestors of Johannah Lepley Korns", Chapter XIII the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania ", which relates to Michael Korns, Jr. who married Johannah Lepley, states:

"The first representative of the Lepley family in America came from Germany, accompanied by three sons: Michael, Jacob and Adam, and settled in Eastern Pennsylvania. Michael was killed by the Indians at Bloody Run, now Everett, in Bedford County, Pa. He had three sons. Jacob, who had seven sons and four daughters, moved to Ohio.

Adam, who was born in Germany in 1753, settled in Somerset County, Pa. He married Barbara Bugher, who was b. May 6, 1755 in Pennsylvania. They became the parents of six sons and two daughters, one of their sons also named Adam was b. Aug. 5, 1776, near Willards Gap in Larimer Township, Somerset, where the turnpike crosses the Allegheny mountains. He became a quite prominent man in the community, and was appointed Justice of the Peace by the Governor and served in this capacity for twenty-five years.

Adam Lepley was married April 8, 1798 to Elizabeth Horn, who was b. July 26, 1780. They were parents of the following children:

  • Daniel Lepley, b. Aug. 12, 1799.
  • Jacob Lepley, b. June 7, 1801
  • Valentine Lepley, b. April 23, 1803.
  • Johannah Lepley, b. Feb. 2, 1805.
  • Catherine Lepley, b. Sept. 18, 1807.
  • Susannah Lepley, b. June 3, 1810.
  • Joseph Lepley, b. Nov. 26, 1812.
  • Barbara Lepley, b. Dec. 28, 1824.
  • Adam, Jr., Lepley, b. March 5, 1821."

    The Bloody Run story is an incorrect tradition. Click here to read the story of the death of Michael Lepley that is found in the 1877 book "Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania."

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