Could Jacob K Boyer be my brick wall ancestor?

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My ancestor, Samuel K Boyer, Sr  (Boyer-2351) was born in 1809. He married into a well-documented family -- his wife was Margaretta Sanno of Carlisle, PA. (Sanno-3). I have not been able to find parents for Samuel. Zero, Zip, Nada! I thought for a while that the "K" middle initial might have been for a mother's maiden name, and there were possibilities among the Lutheran communities there. But then, I noticed that Samuel and Margaretta went to Philadelphia to get married (4 months after their first child, Samuel K Boyer, Jr was born), instead of getting married within the community (Margaretta's Uncle Fred was a minister). I began to think that there may have been a reason (besides a birth out of wedlock) that they went to Philadelphia. Could Samuel's parents have been an embarrassment to him? I found these intriguing articles about Jacob K Boyer from 1827 and wondered if he might have been the missing parent. The articles say that Jacob had a wife and children, but I could not find information about them. Anyone have any ideas of where I can go from here??

 

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=7XcFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA289&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U1FEi7xsPT3Q5IYuaymnFwghADNBQ&ci=41%2C31%2C887%2C1390&edge=0

 

https://books.google.com/books/content?id=7XcFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA290&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U1ciLvdGcIPW5LERQHmqPXDHsGG7w&ci=16%2C19%2C547%2C805&edge=0

WikiTree profile: Samuel Boyer
in Genealogy Help by Alexandra Florimonte G2G6 Mach 2 (20.9k points)

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Oh, how interesting Alexandra! I regret to say that I will probably be of no help here, as I am not familiar with genealogy in PA. I do find that Jacob K. Boyer received a pardon in 1831 from President Jackson.
by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
How did you find out about the pardon? I wonder if he is listed in the census in reading...at least I could find out the age and gender of his children, etc...
For the pardon, see Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania by Thomas Wharton, Volume 2. It's available on Google Books.
Thank you, Jessica. I did a google search and found it! Still don't know if he's my ancestor or not. Further digging required!

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