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John Michener

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  • Name  John Michener 
    Born  25 Jun 1656  Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1765  Horsham mm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5936  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  23 Sep 2007 

    Family  Sarah Moore,   b. 17 Jul 1664, Worminghurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, Horsham mm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Aug 1686 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Michener,   b. 24 Feb 1687, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Michener,   b. 1689, Horsham mm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1696, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rebecca Michener,   b. 1 Oct 1692, Horsham mm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hannah Michener,   b. 1 Oct 1692, Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Michener,   b. 14 Oct 1696, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1780
     6. John Michener,   b. 29 Sep 1701,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth Michener,   b. 29 Sep 1701, Horsham mm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  27 May 2002 
    Family ID  F1746  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • John Michener lived in Horsham, England, and was listed as a bondsman in the
      home of William Penn. In September, 1683/84, John Michener was jailed in
      Cowfold, Sussex (near Arundel) for attending a Friends' meeting in Horsham.

      Sarah Moore was the daughter of William Moore and Margery Selden. She was
      born on June 17, 1664 in New Shoreham, Sussex, England.

      John Michener married Sarah Moore on August 5, 1686 at the home of William
      Penn in Worminghurst. The marriage was performed in a Friends ceremony before
      45 witnesses. The original marriage certificate still exists; it can be found
      in Book 1118 at page 27 of original register RG-6 (Dorking and Horsham monthly
      meetings). The register can be found in the Society of Friends Library in
      London. Minutes from an earlier meeting read as follows:

      At A Mo. Mens Meetting at J. Fiels (?), the 9 of 4 mo, 1686.
      Present: Tho. Parsons, Tho. Curtis, Wm. Gorton, *** Mills, Rich. Bong, Moses
      Chandler, ? Abright, Jo. Botrhly, Jos. Shaw, Jos.
      Briston, Will. Brown,
      Edm. Booker.
      The business of John Ellis is again refferred to ye next meetting.
      This day John Mitchonor & Sarah Moore of Worminghurst did declare their
      Intentions of taking Each other to husband & wife & the *** John did produce A
      few Lines under his father's hand that gave his *** the fair Sarah having no
      parents no Guardian whereupon this meetting doth desire Jo. Shaw and Jo. Doane
      to make Enquiry Concerning their ? ? from all others on the Amount of
      Marriage & to give their ? to the next meetting.
      The next meetting at Jo. Shaw 's at Shiply if God permit.

      John and Sarah Michener emigrated to Pennsylvania shortly after their marriage
      in 1686. Their first child was born in Philadelphia on February 24, 1687.
      John Michener was one of the founders of the Horsham meeting house (founded in
      1716). John and Sarah had seven children: Sarah, Rebecca, Hannah, William,
      John, Elizabeth and Mary. Sarah died in 1757; John in 1765. They are buried
      at the Horsham burial grounds.