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An American Family History

Sarah Yerkes Bower

 
Yerkes has also been spelled Gerkes, Gerckes, Jerghes, Jerghjes, Jurckes,Yercas, Yercks, Yerkhas, Yerkas, Yerkiss, Yerks, and Yerkus
 
Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.

Sarah Yerkes Bower was born in 1755 in the Manor of Moreland. Her parents were Josiah Yerkes and Mary Walton.

She married Thomas Bower of Moreland in May, 1774. They were married by the Reverend John Blackwell at the Southampton Baptist Church

A return of the male, white inhabitants between the ages of 18 and 53 years old who belonged to Captain Andrew Van Buskirk's Company from Moreland on April 17, 1786 included Sergeant Thomas Bower.

Their only known child was Sarah Boore (Bower).

Sarah probably died before 1780. In 1793 when Josiah died his, granddaughter Sarah Boon inherited a cow.

Cattle were vital to a household and an important legacy.
Unweaned cattle are calves.
Female cattle are heifers and cows (had a calf).
Male cattle are steers (castrated) and bulls.
Oxen
are trained draft animals and are often castrated adult male cattle.

The Manor of Moreland was composed of a tract of ten thousand acres, and was created, in 1682, by a grant from William Penn to Dr. Nicholas More. Most of the Manor was in Philadelphia County, but is now Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Children of Josiah Yerkes
and Mary Walton
  • Joshua Yerkes
  • Josiah Yerkes
  • Rebecca Yerkes Wood
  • Sarah Yerkes Bower
  • Margery Yerkes Saurman
  • Mary Yerkes
  • Shays's Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels (Shaysites) in rising up against perceived economic injustices.

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    Daniel Shays and Job Shattuck
    from Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack

    The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.

     

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