Oh I forgot to mention he was 15 when he came to America with his mother and 6 siblings. His father had died shortly before they left home. Arrived in Philadelphia on Aug 27, 1739 aboard Ship "Samuel" captained by Hugh Percy.
There were 340 passengers on ship. They took their oath of allegiance to the United States in 1739 at Little Tulpechocken Evanglical Church, Pennsylvania