He is the son of Robert Stapleton and Anna Weigand. He’s part of the family that came down from the Schoharie Valley near Schenectady NY and settled the Perkiomen Valley in Montgomery Co PA. Tobias went to Allemangel area, Albany Tp, about 1733, age 17. He took Tract #1 of 162 ac in Penn’s Vinland Manor, still shown on a 1753 map. 20 Jan 1736 Tobias warranted 200 ac of vacant land about 3/4 mile north of Tract #1, outside Vinland Manor. Two years later Andreas HAGENBUCH (ours) warranted 150-1/2 ac next to the NW side of Tobias’s property. 1748 he was still owning land in New Hanover Tp but 1758 he’s witness to will of Nicholas WENNER in Albany Tp, with Henrich CHRIST. Has two Albany land parcels 1747, one next to New Bethel Ch on Pine Creek, one about 4 farms farther N, next to Andreas HAGENBUCH his father in law. Also added land later under the East Side program: TOBIAS STAPLETON C-219-70 130ac 40perches & allowances Appl. #1447 East Side 30 Apr 1766 Survey: 23 Jul 1766; Patent: 23 Jun 1798? (hard to read) (Warrent to Accept) 30 May 1798 to Tobias Stapleton P-34-175 "The Grove" Tobias shipped products of his forests and farms via his father Robert STAPLETON’s fright business stationed in Virginville and Oley, to Philly and on to Forestville VA. 1752 after the area became Albany Twp in Berks Co, Tobias paid property tax of £32. 1766 on 30 Apr Tobias warranted 130-1/4 ac over the Blue Mt. at The Grove in Northampton Co, just 1-1/2 mi N but reachable by a 4-mi road. Paid taxes in both counties1767 and 1768 but apparently lived at the Grove 1777 to 1785 as pd taxes only there. Tobias STOPELTON signed a remonstrance in 1779: "Memorials Against Calling a Convention, 1779," Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, volume 3, edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Egle. Harrisburg: B.F. Meyers, 1890, pp. 321-332. Will 14 July 1801 rewritten 6 April 1805, probated 9 Aug 1805, does not mention wife. Gives land in Albany and over the Blue Mt. to sons Johs. & Robert. Money to children of Simon WERTMAN [Barbara’s husband] and to children of son Jacob and of Jacob DRIES. Witnesses: Adam GREUTZ / KREUTZ and Jacob KUMMERER. Executors: son in law Simon WERTMAN and son Robert. Caveat filed 6 Apr 1805 by Benjamin LONG, married to one of the heirs. Translation.
"United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRW-2FR : accessed 4 October 2020), Tobias Stableton, Albany, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 550, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 35; FHL microfilm 363,338.
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