While still reading through the Orphans Court Minutes (I'm up to 1847!), I came across Peter Sleesman's entry. One of my cousins was mentioned as an heir, so I thought it odd since I knew Peter had a daughter who lived past 1870 (but she lived in Cincinatti and then Indiana).
So I googled and found this post. I'm reposting it here since the email address is no longer valid and maybe you, Carol Stevens, formerly firstname.lastname@example.org, will find this post in google one day and it will help you. (and you will hire me for more research)
Christopher SLEESMAN/SCHLESSMAN died intestate Cape May NJ in 1776. He had arrived in America 1751 and married 1756 in Philadelphia, wife was Catherine ARS, who re-married a Michael BOWERS in Cumberland Co NJ. I am looking for info about any issue of the SLEESMAN-ARS marriage. No info was in Orphan's Court that I am aware of. I have seen name as SLIZMAN/SLEASMAN/SLEAZMAN/SLEAMAN/SLEEMAN as well as the above. Thanks! 17 Jan 2001, Carol Stevens, email@example.com
I know where Catherine is buried (next to her son Peter and his wife) and.... that.. yes.. there is info in the Orphans Court, just not in Cape May. They're trickly little suckers moving back and forth across county lines.
I found your dead people.