File M995.15 - Nicholas Cover Family Collection

Cober Family Deed, n.d. 1798 Cober (Cover) Crown Deed, n.d.
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Nicholas Cover Family Collection

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CA CoV Archives M995.15

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  • 1798 (Creation)

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1 ms.: 1 seal in pendant format; 43 x 56 cm + accompanying family Bible, typescript description of the patent and Cober family genealogy

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Nicholas Cover, of Pennsylvannia Deutsch background, emigrated to Upper Canada in 1796 from Somerset County, Pennsylvania; Cover settled in Vaughan Township, York County in 1798 with his wife Eve (nee' Fisher). Shortly after settling in Vaughan adopted surname convention Cober. An inscription in the Cober Burying Ground, a pioneer cemetery in the City of Vaughan, notes of the Cobers that "of the first settlers on Yonge Street they were the fifth family".

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File consists of a crown deed. Patent provides legal description of land deeded and bears signature of Upper Canada Administrator Peter Russell; accompanying Bible is in the German, and is inscribed 1831.

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  • Bay 5, Sh. 27 (Bible)
  • Bay 18, Sh. 15 (Deed)

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