Iman family notes

PA (primarily) Taxes and Census

The following listings attempt to describe who was where and when by referring to existing data including census recordings, listings of citizens, local tax rolls.

1749

 

Jacob, Philadelphia

     
           

1764

Ulrich, Philadelphia

       
           

1769

 

Jacob, Upper Paxtang, lower district

     

1770

Christian, Conestoga

Jacob, Upper Paxtang, lower district

     

1771

Christian, Conestoga - freeman

       

1772

Christian, Conestoga - freeman

Jacob, Upper Paxtang

     

1773

         

1774

         

1775

         

1776

Christian, Citizen of Conestoga 16-50

       

1777

 

Jacob, Upper Paxtang:NOTES

Jacob – freeman, Upper Paxtang

Christy – freeman, Upper Paxtang

 

1778

         

1779

Christian, Conestoga

Jacob, Upper Paxtang

Jacob, Upper Paxtang

Christy

Henry, Lampeter

1780

 

Jacob, Upper Paxtang

   

Henry, Lampeter

1781

         

1782

 

Jacob, Upper Paxtang

     

1783

 

Jacob, Upper Paxtang

     

1784

         

1785

         

1786

         

1787

     

Christian, Hardy

 

1788

     

Christian, Hardy

 

1789

     

Christian, Hardy

 

1790

Christian Ciman, Conestoga

2m>16, 1m<15, 2f[1]

   

Christian, Hardy

 

1791

     

Christian, Hardy

 

1792

     

Christian, Hardy

 

1793

     

Christian, Hardy

 

1794

   

Jacob, Hardy

Christian, Hardy

 

1795

   

Jacob, Hardy

Christian, Hardy

 

1796

   

Jacob, Hardy

Christian, Hardy

 

1797

   

Jacob, Hardy

Christian, Hardy

 

1798

   

Jacob, Hardy

Christian, Hardy

 

1799

   

Jacob, Hardy

Christian, Hardy

 

1800

Christian, Conestoga

2m<10, 1m10-16, 1m16-26, 1m26-45

 

Jacob, Hardy

Christian, Hardy

 

1810

Christian, Conestoga

2m<10, 1m10-16, 1m16-26, 2m>45,1f<10, 1f26-45, 1f>45

   

Christian, Hardy

 
           

Discussion:

Column I attempts to summarize information related to Ulrich Iman and the Conestoga branch of the family. Ulrich is first spotted in a census for Philadelphia Township and County in 1764, the year of his arrival. He died soon, at which time he was residing in Conestoga. His eldest son Christian <1740> had also come to America and was distributed proceeds from the settlement of Ulrich's estate in 1765. We have no knowledge to date of land holdings in this early period.

                  Christian Eyman appears in census data and is spotted in 1770, 1771, and 1772. His name appears as a "Citizen of Conestoga" between the ages of 16 and 50 in a web presentation of Conestoga history. I find the 1771 and 1772 notations of "freeman" a bit strange since most account suggest that he may have been born <1740> and would be 30 years old at the time. Many accounts suggest that he came to America with a wife (A "Catherine" is sometimes mentioned.) In addition, there is known to be a Christian Eyman born <1760> who plays a strong role in Conestoga's later history. If he were on the scene and a son of this Christian, one might expect him to have been over 10 years. Would Christian in this case be called a "freeman"?

                  There are many years here for which there is no record of Christian Eyman and his family. In addition, it should be noted that the Christian Eyman appearing in 1790 and after seems to be the Christian <1760> starting a new family, though the data is hard to reconcile with a 1787 marriage, and only sometimes seems to include possible elder Christians.

Column II tries to display information for Jacob of Upper Paxtang. This may be Jacob <1725> who arrived in 1749 on the St. Andrews. Some of these records are labeled slightly differently – with some saying "Upper Paxtang – lower division" if that note helps to locate possible residence. The 1777 tax data apparently includes notes on a farm and holdings which were difficult to read by the person who shared this information with me. These records should be verified.

Column III: Also in that year, possible sons Jacob and Christie appear as free men. These would have been back from military service in 1775-and 1776. They may each have gotten fines for lack of performance at subsequent musters. I am assuming that it is this Jacob and Christie who head to Hardy Co. of West Virginia. Again.. there are holes to be filled.

Column IV: Henry, or Johan Heinrich was the son of Ulrich Eyman who had been under 14 at the time of Ulrich's death in 1765. He may have been raised with Melchior Brenneman Jr. or with his elder brother Christian from a different mother.



[1] This needs to be verified. I may have inverted the figures.