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An American Family History

Samuel Bachtell and Margaret Coulston

  New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
 
 
Bachtell is also spelled: Bachtel, Baghtel, Baghtol, Bechold, Bechtel, Bechtle, Bechtolt, Bechtold, Beghtel, Beghtol, Buchtel, Pachtel, and Petell.
 

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.


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Samuel Bachtell married Margaret Coulston on August 19, 1768 at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. They first lived in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania where Samuel owned a considerable amount of land.

David Bachtell was born on February 1, 1769.

Rebecca Bachtell LeFevre was born on December 5, 1770.

Elizabeth (Betsey) Bachtell Reece was born on January 16, 1773.

They moved to Chester County, Pennsylvania where land was less expensive and purchased a large tract in Londonderry Township.

Mary Bachtell Buckwalter was born on January 2, 1775.

Samuel Bachtell was born on December 10, 1777.

Sarah Bachtell was born on December 4, 1779.

The 1781 Philadelphia County tax list included Samuel Bechtel, joiner.

Hannah Bachtell was born on October 11, 1784.

In 1790 Samuel and Samuel, Jr. were in Londonderry, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Samuel wrote his will on March 23, 1809. He left his wife a life interest in the home plantation of 55 acres in Londonderry. After her death it was to be sold. He left his son, Samuel, a 77 acre plantation in Londonderry and an allowance. He was to pay $800 to the estate when his mother died. The remainder of the estate was to be equally divided among his seven children. The executors were his son, Samuel, and son-in-law, Henry Reece.
New Hanover Township, Montgomery (was Philadelphia) County, Pennsylvania was a section of the Frankfort Land Development Company in the early eighteenth century. It was called Falkner's Swamp because it was controlled by Daniel Falkner. He ceded to John Sprogell in 1708. Sprogell ousted many first settlers claiming that their titles were not legal. In spite of this fraud, Sprogell kept control of 22,000 acres. Many settlers were forced to buy back their own land. The villages in the township included Swamp, Fagleysville, New Hanover Square, and Pleasant Run.

Montgomery County, in southeast Pennsylvania was created on September 10, 1784, out of land that was originally part of Philadelphia County.

A joiner is a carpenter skilled in finished woodwork.

Lush forests in Colonial America allowed settlers to build wooden homes.

 

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from History of Chester County, Pennsylvania

. . .Samuel [Bachtell] married, about 1766 Elizabeth Colson, who was of English birth, but came to America and settled in the northern part of Philadelphia County (now city) previous to 1740. Samuel had now become the owner of considerable real estate in Montgomery County, and during the Revolutionary war sold for high price and took Continental money in payment; came to Chester County, where land was cheap, and purchased a large tract in Londonderry township. He reared a family of seven children,-David, Rebecca, Polly, Betsey, Samuel, Sarah, and Hannah.

 

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