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Martha TIER

Martha TIER

Female Abt 1777 -

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  • Name Martha TIER 
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Birth Abt 1777 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I1185  Carr-Scott | Branch - Valentine Tier's relationship as a siblng is not validated
    Last Modified 29 AUG 2022 

    Father Ancestors Daniel TIER,   b. Abt 1740, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 JUN 1810 (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Esther NN,   b. Abt 1740   d. New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Abt 1767 
    Age at Marriage Daniel was ~ 27 years old - Esther was ~ 27 years old. 
    Family ID F887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Tier, Daniel: 1983 Research Letter to Mrs Charlotte C. Smith
    Tier, Daniel: 1983 Research Letter to Mrs Charlotte C. Smith
    HARRY MACY, JR.
    GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
    300 East 33RD ST.
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10016

    24 March 1983

    Mrs. Charlotte Smith
    2791 Walker Lee Drive
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

    Dear Mrs. Smith,

    Thank you for your nice letter, acknowledging my report of February 20. You asked me to recheck the list of children in Daniel Tier’s will, to see if Julia and Ann were one person or two. The version I had quoted to you was Ray Sawyer’s abstract, and I thought it wise to take a look at the original clerk’s copy, which is in New York County Surrogate's Court Liber 8, page 528, on film at the NYG&B. The names in question appear in only one sentence in the will, and this is the way it was written:

    "...unto my children Magdalene, Martha, Mary, Catharine[,] Julia Ann, Daniel, Jeremiah, Elizabeth, John H. and Harriet..."

    Who would know what to make of this? Did the clerk just get careless about his commas, or is Catharine Julia Ann one person, if not two or three? I’m afraid the only way to clarify the matter is to find other references to these names, perhaps in later marriage or death records.

    While I was working for another client at the Long Island Historical Society in Brooklyn, I found this entry in the card index to marriages and deaths from the newspaper Island Star of Brooklyn (1809-46):

    TIERS, Mrs. Margaret, died Philadelphia, 90 yrs.
    (issue of April 2, 1840.
    [Buried from the home of son Cornelius (?) in Kensington - Philadelphia - she a relic of John D Tiers of NYC (?)]

    In my previous report, I listed a Cornelius who was living in Philadelphia in 1835 when his daughter got married. Could this be your John Daniel’s son, and Mrs. Margaret John D.'s widow? I have a book that says Philadelphia’s death records only begin in 1860, but there should be other sources there that might shed more Light on this. I don’t do Philadelphia research myself.

    Finally, in the records of the Greenwich Dutch Reformed Church here in Manhattan, while working on another name I happened to spot this on the list of members received 9 April 1815 on confession of faith, Mary Tierce widow of Edward Williams; she died February 1819. This is on page 189 of the manuscript at NYG&B. She could be checked in NYC death records for age, birthplace, etc.

    I look forward to helping you on Morris, when you are ready for that. No charge for this letter.

    Sincerely,