Nicholas Hartley Jr.
was born on 30 July 1776. He was the son of Nicholas Härtle
and Maria Margaret (?)
. Nicholas Hartley Jr. married Hannah (?)
. Nicholas was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
. He and an unknown person were divorced on 21 April 1824 at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
; Nicholas Hartley gave a disposition at the divorce of Elizabeth Bear, stating that she lived at her father's, Jacob Erisman, for eight years and that Nicholas never saw her husband, Jacob Bear during that time. Nicholas was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
. He left a will on 30 July 1833 at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
; Will of Nicholas Hartley, written 30 July 1833:
"In the Name of God, Amen! I Nicholas Hartley, of Lancaster township, in the county of Lancaster, being in midling health, and sound in mind, memory, and understanding, thanks be to Almighty God, for the same, being mindful of my mortality, do make and constitute this my last will and testament. First and principally I recommend my immortal spirit to God, who gave it in hopes of a joyful resurrection; and my body to the earth when it shall please God to separate my soul and body, to be buried decently, at the discretion of my son George and my son Gilbert, with as little expense as possible; and my body to be buried in the old Lutheran church year, And as to such worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God, to bless me, I give and dispose thereof, as follows.
Item, it is my will, and I do order and direct my son Gilbert, to discharge all my funeral expenses, all other just debts to be paid, as son as conveniently can be done after my funeral is over; but I desire the expenses to be as morrad as possible. It is further my will, and that my son Gilbert, shall have all the farming utensils for 8 years services rendered to me, such as horses and cows, sheep, hogs, wagons - 2 in number, plough - 3 in number, harrows - 3 in number, one cart, horse, gears, chains of all kind, both log and cow chains, one wheelbarrow, one bed and bedstand, one desk, one clock, one half dozen of chairs, one ten plated stove, 2 pair of hay ladders, every article above mention.
I give to my son Gilbert, to himself. If is further my will and desire, that my son Gilbert, pay to my son George one month after my funeral, the sum of 80 dollars, 20 he lent me, 20 dollars services rendered to me in harvest and other work 40 to be paid to him out of my stock. It is further my will and desire, my son Gilbert, to pay to my daughter Eliza; 18 months after my funeral, the sum of 15 dollars, to be paid out of my stock. It is further my will, and desire, that my wife Hannah, and my daughter Sarah, to have all my goods of all kind that in the house after my death, if my daughter Sarah, should get Hartley, so she should join matrimony with she should fancy, then it is my will and desire for my wife Hannah, and daughter Sarah, to make a equal and peaceful among them twoself, excepting these things above mention, then it is my will, that she shall be paid by my son Gilbert, the sum of $40 to make her equal with my daughter Eliz. It is further my will and desire, for my son Gilbert, to take good care of his mother, and his sister Sarah, and to live in one family together, for one can help the other, and I hope the God Almighty my beliefs you all and give you health and live friendly with one another, and not as a for a few years back, but the God above will forgive all. It is further me will, at my death, if I should leave any grain in the barn or in the ground, it is my desire that my son Gilbert, shall have my share of the whole of every kind. It is further my will, that my son Gilbert, to have all forks, rakes, windmill, bags, barrels, in the cellar, everything that I possess, only these thing that I have above mention to my wife Hannah, and my two daughters Eliza and Sarah and my son George. It is further my will and desire, that my son Gilbert, to have a barrel copper wash kettle and derbund wagon and harness. I publish and declared this and none other, to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and seal, the first day of November, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty three.
Signed and sealed in presense of William Taylor and Henry Livergood.
On the 1st day of February, 1834. Before me the subscriber personally appeared William Taylor, and Henry Livergood, the witnesses to the preceding will, who being duly qualified, according to law, do say, that they were present, and did see and hear Nicholas Hartley, the testator therein named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and declare the same, as and for his last will and testament, and at the doing thereof, he was of sound and well disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
W. Whiteside, register
February 1st, 1824. Letter testamentary granted to Gilbert R. Hartley, the executor, he being duly sworn to administer the estate of said Nicholas Hartley deceased, and to exhibit an inventory thereof, into the Register's Office in Lancaster, within thirty days, and an account of their executorship, in one year, or when thereto required; also to comply with the act of Assembly relating to collateral inheritances.
W. Whiteside, register." He died on 31 January 1834 at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
, at age 57. He was buried in February 1834 at Old Lutheran Churchyard, Lancaster Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania