Descendants of Nicholas Leyberger (Lybarger)
of the Palatinate of the Rhine

Palatinate of the Rhine (14th - 18th C.)

Generation #2

Nicholas (1Nicholas) Lybarger

Research Note: Dates of birth for Nicholas, Sr. s/o Nicholas and Nicholas , Jr. from the Lybarger Cemetery are dubious. Did Nicholas, Sr. b. 1739 have son Nicholas, Jr. b. 1753 at age 14?

Nicholas Lybarger was born c. 1733 in Brenschelbach, Lower Palatinate, Germany. Nicholas immigrated 8/27/1739 with family aboard the Snow Betsie to Philadelphia PA, settling in York Co PA. And by 6/1741 Nicholas and family settled in Conewago Twp, Lancaster (now York) Co PA, west of the Susquehanna, on the extreme edge of civilization where brothers George and Ludwig were born.

Sometime after the Christening of John Ludwig in January of 1744 and by 3/1754, the family continued their migration south down the Great Wagon Road toward the Potomac River in Maryland. [Lybarger Migration Map]

In about 1758 in Frederick Co MD, Nicholas married Mary Ann Lybarger b. c. 1738. In about 1765 and after the death of their father, Nicholas and the extended family migrated up Wills Creek from Ft. Cumberland MD into Bedford Co PA. 

Nicholas settled on Willis Creek about halfway to the town of Bedford and purchased/ recorded land by 1772. And in 1776, Nicholas along with his son Henry served in CPT Paxton's 4th Company, 1st Battalion, Bedford County Militia during the Revolutionary War.

Nicholas and Mary Ann lived their lives on their farm near Madley PA, raising at least seven children. Why aren't there many records for the Lybarger family in Bedford county prior to 1772?  Bedford county wasn't formed until 1771, and there wasn't a local Lutheran church until 11/1805. We know that residents of Willis Creek had to periodically run south to the protection of Ft. Cumberland to evade Indian depredations. Reasonable conjecture leads to the belief that the Lybarger family commuted back to Maryland to attend a Lutheran church where births, deaths, and baptisms were registered.

Nicholas died 3/1808 in Bedford Co PA. Mary Ann reportedly died in 1826 in Bedford Co PA. Nicholas and Mary Ann would have been buried on the family farm. However, the Lybarger families of Madley were removed from their initial burial sites and re-interred 11/11/1927 in Lybarger Lutheran Church Cemetery, Madley PA.

Nicholas Lybarger
PVT 4 Co, 1 Batt PA Militia
Revolutionary War
1739 + 1808
CAPT'N PAXTON'S COMP. CLASS. (c.) 
1st Class. Ludwick Liberger. 
ASSOCIATORS AND MILITIA. 
5th Class. Cornes Devore. 
6th Class. George Liberger. 
7th Class. Nicholas Liberger, Senr. Eliga Devore. Luke Devore. 
8th Class. Henry Liberger. John Hains, Esqr. Nicholas Liberger, Junr. 
Males Born
After
# Liberger Females # Liberger
18+   1 Nicholas

All

2 Mary Ann
Margaret
17- 1772 4 Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
May 11, 1794. Nicholas Lybarger was one of the founding elders of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church (now St. Paulís English Lutheran Church) in Cumberland, Allegany Co MD.
Males  Born
After
  Liabarriger  Females Born
After
# Liabarriger
45+   1 Nicholas 45+   1 Mary Ann
25-44 1755 0   25-44 1755 0  
18-25 1775 1 Unknown 18-25 1775 0  
10-15 1785 0   10-15 1785 0  
to-10 1790 0   to-10 1790 0  
Bedford Co PA Record:
Will of Nicholas Lybarger probated 3/11/1808

    Children

    1. Nicholas Lybarger

CAPT'N PAXTON'S COMP. CLASS. (c.) 
1st Class. Ludwick Liberger. 
ASSOCIATORS AND MILITIA. 
5th Class. Cornes Devore. 
6th Class. George Liberger. 
7th Class. Nicholas Liberger, Senr. Eliga Devore. Luke Devore. 
8th Class. Henry Liberger. John Hains, Esqr. Nicholas Liberger, Junr. 

    2. Henry Lybarger b. 12/28/1759 Frederick (now Allegany) Co MD

    3. George Lybarger

    4. Ludwick Lybarger

    5. Margaret Lybarger

    6. Mary Lybarger

    7. Elizabeth Lybarger

Generation #3

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