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Ancestors of Linda Marlene BARRON


      48. Michael BOYER136, born October 11, 1793; died June 28, 1870 in Perry Co., PA137. He was the son of 96. Peter BOYER and 97. <Unnamed>. He married 49. Eve Anna Koons.

      49. Eve Anna Koons, born Abt. 1805; died February 02, 1846 in Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA.

Notes for Michael BOYER:


Genealogical Records: Early Kentucky Settlers, 1700s-1800s
Kentucky Probate and Church Records, Vol. II, Bible Records, Page 187
Genealogy.com, September 1, 2001



SEE NOTES UNDER JACOB
Source: Evelyn BOYER Abell:
1850 Census list a Henry Beistline, age 18 (perhaps brother-in-law) living with Michael BOYER family.
(Date of 11-10-1793 as birth date is given in info)

1864 Michael BOYER & M.J. BOYER listed among grave diggers at St. John's Cemetery. (A task apparently of friends of the deceased: No reference to pallbearers until 1880's)

4-20-1870 Courthouse records of settlement of estate: "Widow Elizabeth, Administrator, Philip BOYER; Notes against P. BOYER and J.P. BOYER. Sales to George BOYER, J.P. BOYER."

Information provided by Vi Limric, Perry Co. researcher in 1999:
"Perry Co. Estate Papers Perry Co. Court House
#258 John BOYER, Juniata Twp. 9 Sep 1871
From Estate of Michael BOYER, father of Jno. P. BOYER, by deed from Michael BOYER to Philip BOYER. Money paid from estate:
A.M. BOYER $43.40
Philip BOYER $2.66
Thomas J. BOYER $13.00
Philip BOYER Adv. $22.41, 1912, 112.00
George BOYER bout 1 collar .75
A.M. BOYER bought 1 horse $110.00"

PA Archives, County Microfilm rolls
Perry Co., Taxes Juniata Twp. 1846
BOYER, Michael; 120 acres, 1 horse 2 cows
BOYER, Philip, tenant of Michael BOYER, 1 horse, 1 cow, farmer

More About Michael BOYER:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard, Markelsville,
Census: 1850, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA (Shows age as 50 born in PA; wife as Elizabeth, age 45)
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Moved from Port Royal to Markelsville, PA

More About Eve Anna Koons:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard, Markelsville, Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA
Census: 1850, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA
     
Children of Michael BOYER and Eve Koons are:
  i.   John P. BOYER, born March 24, 1821 in PA; died December 03, 1870 in PA; married Jane Ann Miller; born Abt. 1821 in PA; died December 03, 1870 in Markelsville, PA.
  Notes for John P. BOYER:
The burial record from St. John's Church tells that their house burned before daybreak. Unlike the obituary, it does not list survivors, just the minister and grave diggers. "Over a thousand people attended the funeral."

Grave diggers Were listed as: Michall Crust, Jonas Smith, Sameul Carl, Samuel BEALOR, Philip Myers, W.S. Bain, J. S. Bestline, Lewis Smith, John Bestline (Notes of Evelyn BOYER Abell)

Also: SEE NOTES UNDER JACOB



  More About John P. BOYER:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard, Markelsville, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA137
Cause of Death: Killed in house fire.
Census: 1850, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA; Occupation: Farmer

  More About Jane Ann Miller:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard, Markelsville, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA137
Cause of Death: Killed in house fire.
Census: 1870, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA; Age listed as 45

  24 ii.   Jacob BOYER, born Abt. 1822 in PA; died August 21, 1890 in PA; married (1) <Unnamed>; married (2) Elizabeth Bef. 1855; married (3) Elizabeth February 15, 1855 in Millerstown, PA; married (4) Lydia A. Bruener 1867.
  iii.   Philip BOYER, born January 06, 1824; died August 17, 1888 in Perry Co., PA; married (1) Mary Jane in PA; died October 23, 1893 in Perry Co., PA; married (2) Rebecca Rice; died Unknown.
  Notes for Philip BOYER:
Source: Evelyn BOYER Abell SEE NOTES UNDER JACOB BOYER
Will filed 8-22-1888 list wife Mary Jane
Michael, Philip and John P. could very well be brothers but may not be brothers to Jacob since his name does not occur with theirs; also, who is George? and what is the tie-in with the Bestline or Bustline family?

Source: Perry Historians
"On 17th Mr. Philip BOYER died at his late residence, in Markelsville, Perry Co., aged 64 years, 7 mo and 11 days. The deceased was brother of Mr. George BOYER and Mrs. David T. Kilmer of Turbett Twp., Juniata Co.,PA 13 Sep 1888 (still the same puzzle, who is George??)

PA Archives, County Microfilm rolls
Perry Co., Taxes Juniata Twp. 1846
BOYER, Michael; 120 acres, 1 horse 2 cows
BOYER, Philip, tenant of Michael BOYER, 1 horse, 1 cow, farmer

  More About Philip BOYER:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard, Markelsville, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA137
Census: 1880, Farmer: age 56;Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA; States parents born in PA

  More About Mary Jane:
Burial: Unknown, St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard, Markelsville, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA137
Census: 1880, Juniata Township, Perry Co., PA
Individual Note: Burial records show her as being 56 years of age at time of death; making her only 11 yrs. at the time of Donald M.'s birth. Is this her natural child?

  More About Philip BOYER and Mary:
Marriage: PA

  iv.   Margaret BOYER, born Abt. 1832; died 1855 in Millerstown, PA.
  v.   Priscilla BOYER, born Abt. 1832; died Unknown.
  More About Priscilla BOYER:
Census: 1850, Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA; List age as 18 living with parents Michael and Elizabeth)



      52. Jacob KEPNER138,139,140,141, born Abt. 1793 in Saville Twp., Perry Co., PA142,143,144,145; died April 25, 1871 in Markelsville, Perry Co., PA. He was the son of 104. Benjamin KEPNER and 105. Elizabeth McCullough. He married 53. Elizabeth Frank 1824 in Saville Twp., Perry Co., PA146,147,148,149.

      53. Elizabeth Frank150,151,152,153, born 154,155; died September 15, 1846 in Perry Co., PA156,157,158,159. She was the daughter of 106. Jacob Frank and 107. Jane Van Camp.

Notes for Jacob KEPNER:
Linda,

Sorry about the confusion with John, s/o John b. 1747. Sometimes I write as I think, forgetting not everyone knows exactly what I am talking about. Howie says I have so many facts and info in my brain that I rattle off things as though everyone else is on the same way-length. Drives him crazy sometimes, as I say, "I told you that," when in reality I have probably thought I told him. So I apologize, tis an affliction I seem to have.

John b. 1747, and his wife Christina Strauss had a son Johannes, b.4 February 1779, bp 26 april 1779, sp: parents (St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Greenwood Twp., Perry Co., Pa.). This is the date that was used for the John who moved to Trumbull Co., Ohio, but when folks started to research him in that place, they discovered that all references there were to a John, b. 1784, s/o John and Christina Kepner of Perry Co., Pa. From this it appears that John b. 1779 died sometime before 16 Nov 1784 when the man in Trumbull Co. was apparently born. His tombstone gives the following dates: b. 16 November 1784, d. 20 March 1833. He died as a result of injuries received from a fall while re-roofing his barn (sound familiar). He is the man who married Elisabeths Dubs, b. 2 September 1785, she was still alive in 1850 census, age 64. John first traveled to Ohio when he purchased 636 acres, Lot 9, in Harford Twp., Trumbull Co. in 1805, then came back to Perry Co. where he married Elisabeth Dubs in 1806 and they left there for Ohio in 1807. As I mentioned previously, his sister Mary and her 2nd husband John Fouts accompanied them to Trumbull Co., and then his other sister Margaretha Shull joined them there a couple of years later. I don't have any proof that John b. 1779 died, nor does anyone else that I have contacted, but all those who descend from John in Ohio claim a birth date of 1784, don't know whether this is written in a Bible somewhere, or just "known" in the family, but that is the date on his tombstone (which I know can often contain errors). Some people give both birth dates when writing about him, so I guess it is take your choice!!

It looks to me that the Jacob Kepner who married Elizabeth Franks is a good choice for the parents of your Robert M. Kepner. Both lived in Juniata Twp., two of Jacob's daughters were shown living with brothers in the 1850 census (Matilda was with Daniel A., and Elisabeth was living with James F.), Jacob was with the Leonard family, which your Robert married into, and R. Kepner, 18, m., carpenter, was listed in the household of J. Frank 29, carpenter, on the 1850 census (Milford Twp., p. 195). St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Markelsville, Juniata Twp., Perry Co., burial list shows Robert M. Kepner, 1832-1886, Co. f, 104th Reg., Pa. Vol (Served in the Civil War), wf. Rebecca (Leonard) 1832-1922; David H. 1870-1887.

The John Kepner b. 1775 that you mentioned is the son of Benjamin Kepner, b. 1750, s/o Benedict and Mary Salome Kepner. Benjamin had two sons, John b. 1775 and Benjamin b. 1776, both of whom lived in Milford Twp, John in that part that became Beale Twp. The info I have on him is that he supposedly married 1) ca 1797 [name unknown], m. 2) in November 1803 to Elisabeth Loy, b. 1784, d. 6 Dec 1866, age 83-2-1, bur. Lebanon Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Loysville, Tyrone Twp., Perry Co., Pa., d/o Michael and Margaret (Lambert) Loy of Perry Co. The issue I have for them:
1. Benjamin [b. 1800] d 15 July 1825, age 25, the male 16--26 in 1820 living at home.
2. Elisabeth, b. 1794-1804 (the female 16-26 in 1820); m. Thomas Hamline.
3. John, b. 1805, d. 1834.
4. Michael, b. 1807 (one of the males 10-16 in 1820), m. Sarah. They were gone by 1860, moved to Quincy Twp., Olmstead Co., MN. Parts of his diary were published in the 1920s in the Rochester, Minn. Bulletin Newspaper which provided information on his family and background.
5. Susanna, b. ca 1809, m. George Bernheisel.
6. Samuel, b. 11 May 1811, d. 1862; m. in 1831 to Elisabeth Hazlet. His father's will in 1854 gave Samuel's address as Marengo, Iowa.
7. Margaret b. 1813, m. ____ Smith.
8. Katharine b. ca 1815, m. Samuel A. Kerr. they lived in Cedarville, Ohio.
9. Mary Ann, b. ca 1817,m. John Bushy. J. Bushey 33, and M. Bushey, 33 lived next door to John Kepner in 1850 Beale Twp. Sidener says they moved to North Dakota.
10. Sara b. ca 1819, m. William Brubaker. They lived in Perry Co.
11. Hanah b. ca 1821, m. John Randolph. Lived in Juniata Co.
12. Priscilla, b. 21 July 1824, d. 13 September 1892, m. George Ritter, who died 6 January 1893, 82-1-13. Tombstone in Lebanon Luth & Ref. Cem, Loysville, both buried there.
13. Sidney Strauss Kepner, b. ca 1823, m. Jonathan P. Doyle.
I have not seen a copy of John's will, but supposedly these heirs were named, which included the married names of the girls, and if they lived out of state where they were. Can see why they were included in "Michael Loy and some of his Descendants," since John's 2nd wife was Elisabeth Loy. I do not have that Benjamin who died in 1825 had been married, there is another Kepner with a son Benjamin F. so this might be a different family.

Hope some of the above will clarify my former ramblings. I tried to make this make more sense, let me know if you have any other questions. Hope the picture taking event was fun and he was happy!!

Lois
[kepner2.FTW] (Howard R. Ferguson)
1850 PA Perry Co. Juniata Twp. Census (with Philip LEONARD and family):

Perry Co. Deed Book P, Pg. 476. Jacob KEPNER of Juniata Twp. sold property to Philip LEONARD on 9/17/1853, bounded by Jacob Miller, George Jacobs, William Campbell, and other land of Jacob KEPNER.

Deed Book T, Pg 230: Jacob KEPNER to Henry F. KEPNER, Tuscarora Twp., bounded by Henry Long, Jacob Miller, Philip LEONARD, David Barrack for the sum of $1.00. In the body of the deed it states it was sold to James F. KEPNER rather than Henry F. as in the heading.      (No documentation that Jacob is the son of Samuel.)

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Notes from research of Evelyn BOYER Abell      (1980):
"Only speculation at this point...seems the most likely "candidate" for the father of Robert KEPNER, based on age and locality, is Jacob KEPNER. However, there are at least two Jacobs, and it is hard to separate them, especially since one is buried at St. John's, near Catherine, wife of Jacob KEPNER, and his will lists his wife as Mary Ann. (I didn't copy details of the inheritance: It may have been meager; Robert died 1 month before will was drawn up!)"

Jacob #1 B. 7-21-1806 D. 01-14-1888 Buried St. John's (PA)
Will dated 7-24-1886 filed 1-21-1888 Juniata Township, PA Lists wife Mary Ann, no other heirs mentioned.      

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"The Flickinger Family History" Chester and Juniata Counties, PA (con't from page 306)
".........Zachariah Rice, Johannes Hench and their sons, who had bought farms in Chester County soon after their arrival in America, and had spent thirty or more years in their improvement, lost their lands and improvements in Pikeland township, under foreclosure of a Hoare-Allen mortgage of date August 26, 1789.

Allen, the agent to whom they made payment, proved untrustworthy, failed to deliver the funds, and 113 pioneer settlers lost farms. Even St. Peter's church in Pikeland, that the Rice's & Hench's had taken the lead in building, was sold.

The loss of their homes and farms, when they were expecting to retire from active live, was a very serious trial. When the loss of their wives and old age was upon them, in 1790 they left compelled to migrate to the new frontier, in what is now Perry and Juniata counties, then known as Sherman and Tuscarora Valleys. The farm of Johannes Hench was bought by Nicholas Ickes, who later migrated to the farm in Perry County, on which the village of Ickesburg was later founded.

Zachariah Rice, on arriving in the Tuscarora Valley, purchased the eastern half of the Rankin tract of land at Church Hill, the western half of which was owned and occupied by JACOB and SAMUEL KEPNER, brothers, cousins of Benjamin KEPNER, who owned 800 acres in the east end of what since 1830 has been known as Turbett township. He was a carpenter, millwright, farmer, Lutheran. Clover Mills built by him and run by water power continued in use until about 1870. Three of his sons, Jacob, John and Peter migrated with him and lived on farms near him. His daughter Susan and Jacob Hence arrived a few years later........."

"The Flickinger Family History" Chester and Juniata Counties, PA (con't from page 718") "...........For this war of 1812 about 50 men were drafted in the Tuscarora Valley, and Mathew Rodgers, father of the late Mathew Rodgers of Mexico, was their captain. John Rice at 23 became a member of this company, by serving as a substitute for Jacob Kepner, who lived on the farm now occupied by J. Siegel Kepner near Church Hill. John Rice, a young son of Zachariah Rice, went with this company to Presquile (Erie), while the rest of the company passed on to Put in Bay at the southwest end of Lake Erie. There this company guarded and assisted the workmen who were building Perry's fleet. Twenty-one of them then passed to the vessels and participated in the battle."



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1810 PA Census Index Page 481
Kepler, Jacob PA DAUPHIN CO. SWATARA 045 1810
Kepner, Conrod PA DAUPHIN CO. HEIDELBERGH 032 1810
Kepner, Lewis PA DAUPHIN CO. HEIDELBERGH 032 1810


1830 PA Census Index, Page 1689
Kepler, Catharine PA MONTGOMERY CO. FREDERICK TWP 175 1830
Kepler, Henry PA MONTGOMERY CO. LIMERICK TWP 261 1830
Kepler, John PA MONTGOMERY CO. UPPER HANOVER TWP 185 1830
Kepler, Samuel PA MONTGOMERY CO. UPPER HANOVER TWP 178 1830
Kepler, Samuel PA MONTGOMERY CO. UPPER HANOVER TWP 184 1830
Kepner, Henry PA MONTGOMERY CO. NEW HANOVER TWP 334 1830
Kepner, Jacob PA MONTGOMERY CO. POTTSGROVE TWP 271 1830
Kepner, John PA MONTGOMERY CO. NEW HANOVER TWP 335 1830

1830 PA Census Index
Keplinger, Jacob PA BERKS CO. BRECKNOCK TWP 512 1830
Kepner, John PA BERKS CO. AMITY TWP 340 1830

1860 IL Census Index Page 1784
Kepler, Jacob IL FAYETTE CO. WHEATLAND TWP 079 1860
Kepner, Adam IL FAYETTE CO. WHEATLAND TWP 091 1860
Kepner, George IL FAYETTE CO. WHEATLAND TWP 090 1860
Kepner, James IL FAYETTE CO. SEFTON TWP 151 1860
Kepner, John IL FAYETTE CO. WHEATLAND TWP 090 1860
Kepner, John J. IL FAYETTE CO. WHEATLAND TWP 091 1860
Kepner, Robert IL FAYETTE CO. WHEATLAND TWP 090 1860

                             
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"The Flickinger Family History Incidents Page 720": "The six year old daughter of Jacob Kepner, whom John Rice, as a substitute, represented in 1813, in 1803 was the first one buried in the old Church Hill cemetery."

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Pennsylvania German Pioneers Volume 2: Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, Page 459; Author: Ralph Beaver Strassburger; Call Number: 5620. Bibliographic Information: Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pennsylvania German Pioneers Volume 2: Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. 1934. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966. "The most complete collection of colonial passenger lists ever published, this work comprises all the original lists of persons who arrived in the port of Philadelphia between 1727 and 1808. The lists were assembled from state archives and give the names of 38,000 immigrants, names of ships, dates of arrival, and places of origin. Volume II covers the period 1785-1808 and includes 182 additional lists, in many cases giving ages, occupations, and birth-places. "

Pennsylvania German Pioneers Volume 2: Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808 Page 421:
III HEPPENER (KEPNER) Johannes
I, 559, 561, 563

Bibliographic Information: Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pennsylvania German Pioneers Volume 2: Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. 1934. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966 Page 459:
KEPNER (KEPPNER, KEPLER) Johann Jacob
I, 513, 515, 516
KEPPELAAR (KEPPELAR) Jurian
II, 68
Simon
I, 591, 592, 594; II, 32
KEPPELER (KEPLER, KEPNER, KEPPNER, KEPPELAAR, KEUPPLER) George
II, 155, 179

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SONS & DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS Page 262

"...........4. The said Elizabeth Shoemaker was the daughter of Henry Shoemaker, born 1731, died 1797, and his wife Barbara Kepner, born
1743, died 1817.

5. The said Henry Shoemaker was the second son of Jacob Shoemaker, born in Germany.

I, Margaret Lucretia Thomson, resident of Gainesville, Florida; born in Gainesville, Florida, junior; hereby apply for membership in The Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims by right of descent from William Miller, came to America prior to 1675, born 1650, died 1711 at Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Service: Founded the family in America, settled first in Long Island in 1675, came to New Jersey in 1683. I was born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. I am the daughter of Hugh Thomson, living 1927, and his wife Lucretia Dorsey, living 1927".

More About Jacob KEPNER:
Census: 1870, Tuscarora Twp., Perry Co., PA; Age listed as 77; Born in PA and residing with James KEPNER
Residence: 1825, Moved to Marion, OH

  Notes for Elizabeth Frank:
Source: Howard Ferguson 1999:
Abstract of Perry County Newspaper: Mrs. Jacob KEPNER of Juniata Twp. died but no age is given. Issue 9/15/1846[kepner2.FTW]

More About Jacob KEPNER and Elizabeth Frank:
Marriage: 1824, Saville Twp., Perry Co., PA160,161,162,163
     
Children of Jacob KEPNER and Elizabeth Frank are:
  i.   Daniel A. KEPNER164, born January 25, 1825 in Port Royal, Perry Co., PA164; died April 04, 1901 in Millerstown, Perry Co., PA; married Leah Crist; born 1826 in PA164; died Unknown.
  Notes for Daniel A. KEPNER:
Source: Marcia Mulligan Bertelson
Newport Ledger April 11, 1901- "Squire Titzell and ex-sheriff Lahr went to Bloomfield on Tuesday to prove Rev. D.A. KEPNER's will, intending to return the same day. They had hardly shown their faces in the town before they were served with a a subpoena to be witnesses in court at the Lawver-Green case."

  More About Daniel A. KEPNER:
Census: 1850, Pensylvannia, Perry Co., Juniata Twp.165

  ii.   James F. KEPNER, born August 25, 1827 in Port Royal, Perry Co., PA165; died July 07, 1907 in Marysville, Perry Co., PA; married Sarah Ann Kline March 01, 1849 in Milford, Juniata Co., Perry Co., PA; born Abt. 1831 in PA; died Unknown.
  Notes for James F. KEPNER:
Source: Howard Ferguson 1999
Death Certificate: PA Vital Statistics
Research of KEPNER Family by Harry A. Focht
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Database: Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890

Year: 1850 Surname/Given Name: KEPNER James County: Perry County State: PA Page: 330 Township/Record Type; Juniata Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1850 Federal Census Database ID#: Index PAS6a1712218

  More About James F. KEPNER:
Burial: July 1907, Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville, Perry Co., PA
Census: 1850, Tuscarona Township, Perry Co., PA; List age as 7.
Military service: Civil War Record: Pri., Co. F, 104th Regt. PA Vol.

  More About Sarah Ann Kline:
Burial: Unknown, Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville, Perry Co., PA
Census: 1860, Tuscarona Township, Perry Co., PA

  More About James KEPNER and Sarah Kline:
Marriage: March 01, 1849, Milford, Juniata Co., Perry Co., PA

  26 iii.   Robert M KEPNER, born February 09, 1832 in Port Royal, Perry Co., PA(Some records show Feb. 7 as date of birth); died June 23, 1886 in Perry County, PA; married Rebecca LEONARD December 20, 1854 in Perry Co., PA; Officiant Rev. S. Kuhn.
  iv.   Elizabeth KEPNER, born 1839 in Port Royal, Juanita Twp., Perry Co., PA; died Unknown.
  More About Elizabeth KEPNER:
Residence: 1850, Residing with her brother, James F. in Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA166

  v.   Matilda KEPNER167, born May 22, 1842 in Port Royal, Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA167; died July 19, 1918 in Winnebago Co., IL167; married George Sowers; born June 24, 1837167; died Unknown.
  More About Matilda KEPNER:
Burial: July 1918, Middle Creek Cemetery, Montague Rd, Rockford, IL
Residence: 1850, Residing with her brother, Daniel A. in Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA



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