6. Peter Ricker is found serving in Captain Phillip Shawders Company in Northampton, PA along with a Giles Parman.  (see notes)
Conclusion: Peter Ricker of Greeneville, TN is the same Peter Ricker serving in Pennsylvania.
7. Peter Ricker has a Baptismal Record showing Birthdate as 8 Dec 1751 and Parents Andreas and Elizabeth Ricker in New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montgomery, PA. However, at the time of Peter's birth Montgomery, PA was part of Philadelphia, PA. (Baptismal Record)
8. Andreas Ricker is found in the 1790 Census in Northampton as Andrus Ricker.
9. Andreas Ricker is living in Northampton, PA in 1790.
Johann Peter Ricker, son of Andreas Ricker of Northampton, PA is the same Peter Ricker serving in the Revolutionary War alongside Giles Parman. George Smithers also found serving in Northampton, PA is the father of Philip Smithers who married Eva Ricker, daughter of Peter Ricker, in Pa.
Therefore: Peter Ricker of Greeneville, TN is the same Peter Ricker b. 1751, son of Andreas Ricker of Northampton, PA.
Peter Ricker born 1751 in PA is the Peter Ricker found in Greene, TN living in the same area as the son of Capt. George Smithers and Giles Parman with whom he served during the Revolutionary War.
Father: Andreas Ricker
8 Dec 1751 Birth - JOHANN PETER RICKER born 8 Dec 1751, PA and baptized 20 Jan 1752. Parents are Andreas and Elisabeth. (Baptismal Record)
Fact: Residence Pennsylvania, United States
1776 Existence of Washington District, North Carolina (encompasses all of today's Tennessee)
1777 Washington County, NC created
~1777 - Peter Ricker served in Rev. War. - Service Records need vetting.
~1777 - Served as a Private, Drum Major, left as a Corporal (Belongs to Conflated Peter b. 1721)
~1777 - Peter Ricker b. 1751 was a soldier in the company of George Smithers who was the father of Phillip Smithers who married Peter's daughter Eve. Both from Northhampton, PA - Service Records
1783 Greene, NC created
1784 Provisional State of Franklin (includes Greene)
Fact: Residence (1787) Greene, Tennessee, United States
1788 Provisional State of Franklin ceases to exist
1790 NC cedes western lands, becomes Territory South of Ohio River
1790 - Andreas Ricker is on the 1790 census in Northampton Co. PA. - 1790 Census
abt. 1792 - Peter's daughter Eve Ricker married George's son Phillip Smithers.
Peter Ricker may be tracked with the families of Smithers and Parman. - Service Records, Census
May have moved with Giles Parman family from Luzerne Co. PA - Census
George Smithers family lived in Luzerne Co. PA and moved to Greene TN. - Census
1795 - Greene County TN DEED BOOK records that Peter Ricker purchased 150 acres of land on the south side of Nolechuckey River on 10/19/1795 from Thomas Gabel for 60 pounds.
1795 likely Gables/Ricker Land Transaction in Greene, TN
1795 - A search for records before 1795 for Peter in Greene, NC (not yet Tenn) have yielded no results lending credence to his arrival in Greene in 1795.
1796 The State of Tennesse created.
1799 Giles Parman marries Phoebe ? in Greene County, TN
Fact: Residence (1805) Greene County, TN
1809 Tax List Capt (Thomas?) Wilson's District, 150 acres, Flag B. (Burgner, p.10)
1810 Tax List Capt Thomas Wilson's District, 150 acres, Flag B. (Burgner, p.50)
1811 Tax List Capt Thomas Wilson's District, 150 acres, (Flag B.), (Reker) (Burgner, p.89)
Fact: Residence (1812) Greene County, TN
1812 Tax List Capt Thomas Wilson's District, 150 acres, Flag C. (Burgner, p.121)
1813 Tax List Capt Thomas Wilson's District, 150 acres, Flagg Branch. (Burgner, p.151)
1812 Giles Parman last seen on Tax Rolls of Greene, TN
24 Jan 1814 Will Proven - His will divides the land among all his children and wife.
24 Jan - 26 Apr 1814 Death
26 Apr 1814 - Inventory of estate recorded. (Thelma notes, Executor Exec: George Wells)
Greene County Tennessee Tax Digests 1809-1817, Goldene F Burgner, 1986
Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 658 (Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Accessed 26 Feb 2015)
"United States Census, 1790," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHKJ-DHK: accessed 28 February 2015), Peter Reipir, Not Stated, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; citing p. 152, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 8; FHL microfilm 568,148.
Original data: Index of Early Pennsylvania Land Warrants, 1733–1987, from the Pennsylvania State Archives. Stevens, Pennsylvania: Ken McCrea, 2010.
Name: Peter Ricker
Warrant Location: Soldier Entitled to Donation Land
Source: The Deed Book from Greene County, states that Thomas Gabel sold to Peter Ricker, 150 acres on the south side of the Nolichuckey River on October 19,1795 (at Flag Branch) for 60 pounds.
"Greene County, Tennessee Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas, 1783-1795 (Burgner, 1982), p. 421.
The Deed Book from Greene County, states that Thomas Gabel sold to Peter Ricker, 150 acres on the south side of the Nolichuckey River on October 19,1795 (at Flag Branch) for 60 pounds.
" A deed of conveyance from Thomas Gable to Peter Ricker dated October 19, 1795 for 150 acres of land. 11S paid" "Greene Co Deeds Book 2", page 309, "April 16, 1813, one part, and George Ricker other part, both of Greene Co, TN, $100 pd, tr on S side of Chuckey Ricer on Flag branch, a part of Peter's old survey. Wit: Gilbert Woosley, Emanuel Parman, Philip Smathers."
Source: Tax Lists: 1772 Penn Twp, Northampton (now Carbon) Co, PA, Peter Rickel
Source: "Lutherans in Greene Co: A Bicentennial History", by Harvey Huntley, Jr., @ Greeneville library, page 6, " The first elders of the church (Solomon Lutheran) were Frederick Godshall and Peter Richter". Page 163
1798 Greene County, Tennessee Tax List, Taxable Returns of Captain Reese Gullock's Company, 100 acres, 25 squirrel scalps
1800 Greene County, Tennessee Tax List, Taxables of Captain Reese Gullock's Company, 100 acres
Early East TN taxpayers', by Creekmore, @ Macon Co public library, pg 179, *1805 tax list, Greene Co, TN, gives Peter Ricker.
Peter Rickers Will: A copy of this will is in Greene County Courthouse, also an inventory of his estate dated 26 April 1814, Exec: George Wells.
A TOTAL; OF 36 NOTES DUE, THE LARGEST AMOUNT $40.06, THE SMALLEST .56. THIS IS IN INVENTORY BOOK (1828-1830) (1810-1817) (1830-1843) PAGES 161-162.
THIS BOOK IS NOT INDEXED.
THE WILL IS INDEXED IN THE OLDEST WILL BOOK AT THE COURTHOUSE.
"HISTORY OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN VIRGINIA AND EAST TENNESSEE" BY: C. W. CASSELL ET AL 1930. SHENADOAH PUBLISHING HOUSE INC., STRAUSBURG, VIRGINIA, PAGE 271-1797.
Sorry about the delay, but I just now saw your post. I am descended from George Nicholas Smithers whose son, Philip, married Eve Ricker. Philip chose to go with his wife's family to Greene Co. TN and did not go to Ohio with George.
Peter was born in Philadelphia County. In 1784 Montgomery County was established from Philadelphia, The records of the Church of New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran, where Peters Baptismal record is kept, is found in Montgomery County because the records stayed with the Church when that part of Philadelphia County became Montgomery County.
Baptismal Record can be found on Ancestry.com,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, New Haven Evangelical Lutheran.
Philadelphia Co. PA was formed in 1682. It was not until 1784 that Montgomery Co. PA was created. However, that is where you will find the record of the birth of Peter Ricker born in 1751 because the church records remained with the church and not the local government. So, when Mont. Co. was formed in 1784, the Lutheran Church in New Hanover rested in the County of Mont. and no longer Philadelphia Co. It is all very misleading until you study the entire situation. Peter was born in Philadelphia Co. PA in 1751, but his record of birth is today in Mont. Co. PA because of the New Hanover church's location.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Peter by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: