Lanah (4Willem, 3Daniel, 2Nicholas, 1Nicholas) Devore
Lanah Devore was born 5/8/1752 in Morris (now Sussex) Co NJ. And, she was christened 6/10/1753 in the Dutch Reformed Church at Smithfield TWP, across the Delaware in Pennsylvania. [Minisink Dutch Reformed Church]
If Lanah's birth date was in 1752, why wasn't she christened shortly thereafter? Are either of these dates wrong? The answer is that both dates are correct, and they reference a period of 1 month, 2 days and not 1 year, one month, 2 days. How can this be?
Lanah was born just before England adopted the Gregorian Calendar. Prior to 1752 English dates were calculated by the Julian Calendar. On 9/14/1752 England and her colonies adopted the Gregorian Calendar. A simple explanation is that dates prior to 1753 could have been calculated by either calendar and the discrepancy of one year can be expressed as 1752/53.
Lanah migrated sometime before 1772 with her family to Bedford Co PA. In about 1778 in Bedford Co PA, Lanah married John Hains (nephew of Helena Schoonmaker) b. 12/14/1746 Bucks (now Monroe) Co PA. Lanah and John lived their lives in Bedford Co PA until John's death in 1813.
After John's death, the family moved to the Muskingum/Coshocton county area of Ohio. Analyzing marriage dates and locations for the Hains children leads to the belief that John, Jr. loaded up the family, migrating to the Muskingum/Coshocton area of Ohio en masse.
Lanah died 3/1838 in Muskingum Co OH and is buried in the Old Hains Cemetery at Zanesville.
Devore Family Migration
Born 5/8/1752 Morris Co NJ
1753 Sussex Co split from Morris Co NJ
Christened 6/10/1753 Smithfield TWP, Northampton (now Monroe) Co PA
|Baptisms by Rev. Joh. Casparus Fryenmuth 1741
of the Reformed Congregation, Smithfield TWP PA: June 10 1753
Migrated before 1772 w/ family to Bedford Co PA
Married c. 1778 in Bedford Co PA to John Hains b. 12/14/1746 Bucks (now Monroe) Co PA
John died 4/20/1813 in Londonderry Twp, Bedford Co PA
Migrated after 1813 to Muskingum Co OH
Died 3/1838 Muskingum Co OH
Buried Old Hains Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum Co OH