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Husband:  John MOREHART, Sr.
Birth:  1758, PA said to be of Northampton Co., PA
Death (at age 56):  8 Jan 1815, Fairfield Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Glick Church Cemetery
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  Pennsylvania Milita
Military Service:  War of 1812:  Ohio Militia
Father:  Jacob MORHARDT
Mother:  Anna __?__
Migration:  1805, said to have moved from Northampton Co., PA, to Fairfield Co., OH
Wife:  Mary "May" ALSPACH
Birth:  1756, Berks Co., PA
Death:  26 Nov 1840 or 1841, Fairfield Co., OH
Father:  Reinhardt ALSPACH
Mother:  Anna Magdalena OHLINGER or BRANDSTETTER (sources differ)

One secondary source has Mary born Thaleischweiler, Bayern, Pfalz [now Thaleischweiler-Fröschen, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany], which may be her parent's birthplace, if not her own.

born in Northampton Co., PA:
  1.  Jacob MOREHART, b. 1783
  2.  John MOREHART, Jr., b. 1785; m1. 27 Sep 1812, Stark Co., OH, Susanna HOUSER; m2. Mary MARKLE
  3.  Elizabeth MOREHART, b. 27 Sep 1786; d. 20 Mar 1871; m. 16/17 Oct 1809, Fairfield Co., OH, Samuel T. THOMPSON; divorced
  4.  Christian MOREHART, b. 2 Aug 1787
There is a nine-year gap here.
  5.  Eve MOREHART, b. 1796/99/1800 m. Charles ROMICH [lost file]
  6.  Christina MOREHART, b. 1797/8
  7.  Adam MOREHART, b. 17 Apr 1799; d. 19 Sep 1879, Logansport, IN; m1. 13 Aug 1820, Fairfield Co., OH, Jane HANSTACK; m2. 14 Mar 1836, Fairfield Co., OH, Elizabeth DUNKLE [some say DREISBACH]
  8.  George MOREHART, b. 14 Aug 1800
  9.  Catherine "Kitty" MOREHART, b. 1801
10.  Andrew MOREHART, b. 8 Jan 1804

born in Fairfield Co., OH:
11.  David MOREHART, b. 4 Mar 1806

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1.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Morehart, Christian Roller, Lydia Mar  7, 1816 Fairfield Co.
Morehart, Adam Dunkel, Elizabeth Mar 14, 1836 Fairfield Co.

2.  1790 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 3; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 PA Northampton Co. Penn Twp. p. 20/178 John Morehart 1-1-2-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = John (b. 1758)
1 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Jacob (b. 1783)
= John (b. 1785)
= Christian (b. 1787)
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Mary (b. 1756)
= Elizabeth (b. 1786)
Is the enumerator wrong or did they later adopt the older boys?  This John is the only MOREHART (or variation) on the CD. 

3a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312).    Please see my WARNINGS regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched). 
1800 Mohrhart, John PA Northampton Co. p. 613 21010-1201000

3b.  1800 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #48 of 66; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 PA Northampton Co. Penn Twp. p. 613 John Mohrhart 12010-21010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1790-1800 = Adam (b. 1799)
2 males 10-15 1784-1790 = Christian (b. 1787)
= John (b. 1785)
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = John (b. 1758) 
2 females 9 or under 1790-1800 = Christina (b. 1797/8)
= Eve (b. 1796)
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Elizabeth (b. 1786)
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Mary (b. 1756)
We know that John and Christian survived to marry, so is Jacob the one who died by 1800?  Or has Jacob just left home (he is 17)?  John is the only MOREHART (or variation) on the CD.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):  not found, but the 1810 census of Ohio was lost (except for Washington Co.).  There are no MOREHARTs (or variations) on the CD.

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Morehart, Mary OH Fairfield Co. Rush Twp. p. 110

7.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Morehart, Mary OH Fairfield Co. Bloom Twp. p. 163

8.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):  not found.

9.  John T. Humphrey.  1991-1998.  Pennsylvania Births.  14 vols.  Self-published, Washington, DC (Broderbund CD-196):
Child: J. Michel Morheadt
Birth/Baptism Date: 12 Mar 1758
Date Comment: Baptism
Location: New Goshenhoppen Reformed, Upper Hanover Township
County: Montgomery
State: Pennsylvania
Father: Jacob Morheadt
Mother: Mrs. Anna Morheadt
This record is presumed to be that of Johannes/John MOREHART, but typically, an individual baptized Johan Michel would have gone by Michael.  When "John" is the saint's name (the first given name in German naming practice), it is usually spelled Johan or Johann (or Hans), not Johannes.

10.  WorldConnect (online at RootsWeb.com).

11.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 2, Pedigree #601.  Gives these notes for John MOREHART:
John Morehart served briefly at the age of 55 with the Ohio Militia in the War of 1812.  He served from 13 October to 27 October 1813, in Ensign Peyter Huber's Co.  This company is listed on page 90 of the Roster of Ohio Soldiers in war of 1812, Clearfield Company, 1989.  On 3 Aug 1986, John Morehart's grave in Glick Church Cemetery was rededicated.  A Daughters of the American Revolution Revolutionary War marker and a Sons of the American Revolutionary War marker were placed on his grave.

John was born in the Pennsylvania Dutch region of south eastern Pennsylvania in 1758 and died at the age of 56 in Fairfield County, Ohio, on 8 January 1815.  During the Revolutionary War, John was in his early twenties and served with Pennsylvanian Militia companies, made up primarily Pennsylvania Germans that fought British-backed Indians on the frontier.  After the war, he married Mary Alspach and they had eleven children.  First ten were born in Pennsylvania and the last one was born in Ohio.  In 1805 John and Mary moved their family from Northampton county, Pennsylvania to
Fairfield County, Ohio.  The reason they moved to Ohio was that John was given a Revolutionary War land grant near Old Rock Mill in Fairfield County.  John Morehart's primary occupation was farming, at the time of his death, he owned 320 acres of land in section 28, Township 14, Range 20, near Greencastle, Ohio.  He died without a will and his estate is listed in Volume I, pages 27 to 29, DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATES, FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO.

John Morehart's Revolutionary War Service
Pennsylvania Archives

  Series Volume Page
John Van Etten's Company 2 14 596
Ranger 3 23 297
Continental Line 5  4 336
Continental Line 5  4 660
Henry Keit's Co.  5  8  39
John Jacoby's Co. 5  8  67
Lewis Stacker's Co. 5  8 608
Philip Shrawder's Co. 5  8 618

On 11 Sept 1780 John was fortunate to be one of the Sugar Loaf Massacres survivors at Buck's Mountain where he "lost his rifle," but saved his "accouterments" during the battle on 11 Sept 1780.

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