[S62] "Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone Kent County Delaware Cemetery Records"
John Daniel Jr STONESIFER
 [S14] "History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of MD and PA"
Solomon Minner Marries a Rebecca Herd Jan 28 1799 Caroline Co Md
1800 census Caroline Co MD Solomon Minner 466 17
 [S30] DE Census 1790
__ | _ VOSHELL ___________| | | | |__ | _Augustine VOSHELL (VOSCHELL) _| | (1659 - ....) m 1684 | | | __ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |__ | | |--Levi VOSHELL Revolutionary War, Lafayette | (.... - 1780) | __ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |__ | | |_Catharina ____________________| m 1684 | | __ | | |_____________________| | |__
Turner Collection Micro-Fische
Probate DE Archives, Voshell, Levi, 1780
1726, Aug 11 I 42 Levi Voshell receives land from George Martin of Kent Co sw branch of Durb Hillyazod Branch. witness John Denny. Turner microfiche has some notes for a Levi Voshell "estate 1780 Duck Ck HD 1726, 75 acres on Hill Duck Ck 1726
1728, Sept 4 I 151 Levi Voshell Kent Co yeoman sells to Randal Blackshore Kent Co Plantation sw branch of Duck B_______Branch Willyard Branch witness OBADIAH VOWSHALL.
Henry Z Jones, Jr. in his book The Palatine Families of New York publishes 1985 writes on page 1117:
"Levi, who received land in Delaware from Mark Manlove and John Ball 16 May 1728, and then gave land there to Randol Blackkshior 7 Sept 1728; the estate of a Levi Voshall was admitted to probate in Nov 1780 (Kathleen P. Voshall)." [ If Levi is 20 when he bought the land in 1726 then he would be around 80 at the time of his death.]
Professional Genealogist Henry Diehl writes to Jill Voshell in April 1993:
"Levy. b.at least by 1706. Administration L-216-7 10 May 1780. Original papers reviewed. Only administration bond survives and William Voshell was his administrator. His security was one John Wheelton. So he died about 1780 and it would appear had a son William and perhaps others but most of what I see seem to belong to the first Obadiah."
If Peter and Obediah inherited Francis land as brothers, why did not Levi and James receive inheritance if they are brothers?
Is this the Levi who fought in the Revolutioary war with Lafayette? He would have been quite old.
The "Sketches of MD Eastern Shoremen" Article on Levi T Voshell pub 1898 has additional linkage to this Levi as the father of Obediah. There are still two of the eight children of Obediah unnamed.
Another Levi Voshall probate 1808-1809 lists Elizabeth Voshall adm and a Joseph Chaian
FamilyHistory.com note Message 3 9/16/99 posted by Suzette Thomson Subject Levi Voshall Kent Co DE
Found another thing on Levi.Dated 7 Sept 1728. "Levy Voreshall of Kent Co., yeoman for 37 pounds sold to Randol Blackshier...a plantation and tr of land whereon Levy now dwelleth on SW Br of Duck Cr at the head of Hillyards Br... to Simon Hirons Land...wit Robert Maxwell, Obedian Voreshall, James Potter.
10 Oct 1728 James Potter sworn that he did see Levy Vorshall sign, seal, and deliver the same as his proper act to Randol Blackshire.
7 Sept 1728 Levy Voreshall appts Benjamin Shurmer and William Rodney as his Atty
The early Voshell families have been quite confusing. Your questions brought a whole new light on my thinking. I had dismissed the following biographical information because some of these portraits have been inaccurate. So being the true amateur genealogist, I thought these old people may not have know their relatives as well as I did. Thank you for getting me to put my thinking cap on again.
This is a transcript of that article published in 1898
“ Levi T. Voshell owns a splendid farm of three hundred acres in Caroline County and another place comprising over two hundred acres in Talbot County, his home being on the former estate which though his oversight and excellent management has been brought to rank among the best farms of the fourth district. Farming has been his life work and of it he has made a noticeable success, which is especially creditable when we take into consideration the fact that he began with absolutely nothing.
The grandfather of our subject, William Voshell, was born in Delaware, to which state his father, William, Sr., came from France. The latter was a son of Obadiah Voshell, whose father; Levi Voshell accompanied Lafayette to America and served in the war of the Revolution. Two other brothers also took part in the war with England. Our subject’s father seemed to inherit the soldierly qualities of his ancestors for we find him enlisting in the war of 1812, where he rendered brave service. He was the third in direct line who bore the name of William and was a native of Delaware, where he engaged in farming until his death at the age of sixty-three. His wife Anne, was a daughter of David Lynch who emigrated from England to Delaware; five children were born to them, namely William H of Oxford; Levi T.; John W., of McPherson County, Kan.; Samuel who makes his home in Monterey, Cal.; and Ruth A., deceased. After the death of William Voshell his widow married John Young, and their union a son was born, Robert E., now of Easton.
In Kent County, Del., our subject was born in 1835 and there he grew to manhood upon a farm. In 1860 he married Miss Frances, daughter of William S Vane, and a consecrated Christian woman, whose death February 21, 1907, was a heavy loss to Mr. Voshell, whose loving companion she had been for so many years. The children born to their union were named as follows: William, a resident of Talbot County; Mary, who married Harry W Snow, Sarah E., wife of John B Dulin; Ulysses G., Ira S., Levi, Frances F., Rebecca C. and Lida R.
Locating in Talbot County in 1866, Mr. Voshell made his home upon a farm near Easton until 1892 and then came to Caroline County, where he owns a valuable place near Choptank. For nine months during the war he was a member of the Union army, having enlisted in 1863 as a member of Company F, Sixty Delaware Infantry. Politically he favors Republican principles and always votes the ticket of his party. In religious belief he and his family are connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church.” Page 805 Portrait and Biographical Record.
Reading this biography and going back to my database, I believe that my assumption that Obadiah SR d1778 was always the son of Augustine. It may have been wishful thinking since there is no written documentation just a theory based on the name of one of his sons, Augustine. Obadiah, SR is the son of Levi, whose probate was administer by William in 1780, according to this article. I have no other source to confirm this connection. So the question remains who is the William who administer Levi’s probate in 1780. It is possible that it was the grandson, William (son of Obadiah) if he was born in 1730 (I use the 20 year generation guess) for he could have been age 40.
Then the three brothers theory could be valid but the names of James, Daniel and William would need to be changed to Peter, Levi, and Francis who were among the earliest Voshells to be given land in DE around 1720. If they are the sons of Augustine who came to West Camp in 1710 at age 50 the timing seems to be appropriate. I still have no evidence that Levi came over with Lafayette. It would appear that he was already here in 1726,( Aug 11 Levi Voshell receives land from George Martin of Kent Co.) Could Levi have had sons names Daniel, James, and William along with Obadiah?
Even this article has one of the first William coming to France, while it is more likely his father Obadiah or his grandfather Levi came off the boat. I have not had much luck with ship registers. I still think the three brothers were sons of Augustine. It gives me new questions to ask the next time I go to the Archives.
For now I have connected the following:
Augustine Voshell>Levi>Obadiah>William I,> William II, >Peter and (Mary Miller)Kansas> Elizabeth (Voshell) and Myron E. Crane.
All of the early connection will be continued to be researched to find second confirmations.
I am confused as to Rebecca Permelia Crane. I did not get any information on this daughter when contacted by Ginger Kruse. She gave me quite a bit of information about this branch of the family. Rebecca was not in the information she provided. I would love to update my database with information on Rebecca. Could you send me more information? Ginger Kruse can be found at the following email.
I will be up dating my website with these new connections and probably a revision of this letter. Thank you ever so much for stimulating my gray cells. Please keep in touch and ask more questions they are always helpful to see information through new eyes.
 [S71] Turner Collection Micro-Fische
 [S122] Probate DE Archives, Voshell, Levi, 1780