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Paulus (Eberhardt) Everhart (1727 - abt. 1765)

Paulus Everhart formerly Eberhardt
Born in Hessheim, Paltz, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 38 in Marylandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Mar 2009
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Paulus (Eberhardt) Everhart has German Roots.

He was born in 1727 in Hessheim, Paltz, Germany.

He arrived in America on October 20, 1744 as a young man of 17 on the ship "Phoenix" under Capt. William Wilson's direction across the Atlantic from the port of Rotterdam. The ship docked in Philadelphia.

At the time of this immigration he already had a young family back in Germany, a daughter named Gertrude (Hakrood) and his wife, Anna. Paulus wanted to make a new home for his family in this new America, in the area of Pennsylvania.

He was in the area of Germantown when he sent for his family in 1745. The first child of his family born in America was George Everhart on August 11, 1745. Two other daughters were born during the late 1740s.

He lived there eight years before moving on toward North Carolina. Along the way he was in MacAlisterville (Hanover, PA). when he heard there was a great deal of land available 10 miles south of Hanover, PA and three miles NW of Manchester, MD. The area was known as Bachman's Valley.

By 1750 Paulus had purchased 300 acres of land in Bachman's Valley (what is Carroll County now) in Maryland. He found a good source of water in a nearby spring and that is where he first built a small house and later a much larger home for his family. He worked the land as a farmer and made a good living from it. Paulus died before May of 1765 and the responsibilty for the land was turned over to his son, George, the first born in America of this Everhart branch.

Additional information

George Everhart was the son of Paulus (Paul) Eberhart, born in Pfaltz (now part of Germany). Sailed to America on the ‘’Pheonix’’ (Capt. Wm Wilson), arriving in Philadelphia, 20 Oct 1744. Here he changed his name to Paul Everhart. DOB & DOD unknown. His wife’s name is unknown. (O.T. Everhart in his book, published 1883, states she survived her husband. They may be buried in the cemetery of the Reformed & Lutheran Church, Manchester, PA (no tombstone visible). Soon after arrival he settled in Germantown (now part of Philadelphia), remaining there eight years. In 1752 he decided to move to North Carolina. He and a party of friends went south until they reached MacAlisterville (now Hanover), York County, Pennsylvania. There they learned good land could be had by Right of Pre-emption in the Province of Maryland. They chose land some ten miles south of Hanover, three miles northwest of what is now Manchester, Carroll County, Maryland. They camped that first night near a spring with excellent water. This was in Baltimore County (modern Carroll County.) They decided to settle there. Paul pre-empted about 300 acres. He is said to have started with a log shanty against a huge rock; later a house on a hill overlooking his plantation. He remained a farmer for his life. This area was sparsely populated and natives were still in the area.

George (senior) children: George; Gerturde; Mary; Barbara, m. Mr. Shroat; a daughter, name unknown, m. Mr. Heck. [1]


  1. Based on research done by Bonnie Sallada at the Lancaster Historical Society Library, and mailed to the Lancaster Mennonite Society. A copy of which was obtained by Linda Ford and forwarded in an e-mail, 12 Nov 2016.

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