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This volume is the author's contribution to the Genealogy of his 
native State. It is the result of years of conscientious labor in this 
neglected field of our State History, and comprises only a portion of 
the material which he has gathered. On the reception of this vol- 
ume, with its limited edition, will depend, in a measure, whether 
another volume shall follow. In this brief prefatory note, he takes 
the occasion to acknowledge his especial obligations to James H. 
Shields, of Chicago, Eliot McCormick, of New York, Bucher 
A'iRES, of Philadelphia, John Blair Linn, of Bellefonte, Isaac 
Craig, of Allegheny City, James B, Lyon, of Pittsburgh, and 
A. Boyd Hamilton, of Harrisburg, for very valuable assistance. 

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Ainsworth and Andrews. 5 

SamueV) b. Januafj 28, 1802; m. Februaiy 3, 1831, Mar- 
G^ARET Eamsey, and had issue (surname Andrews) : 

i. Mary -Eliza, h.YQhrwaxy 19, 1832; m. October 18, 1849, 
Rev. Patterson Reece, d. January 23, 1855, and had 
Patter son- A n dreios . 
ii. Hugh, b. March 16, 1834 ; a lawyer of Jonesboro', Illinois. 
in. James-Bamsey, b. May 25, 1836; m. Alice Hagenbach. 
iv. John, b. December 15, 1837. 
V. Elizabeth-Agnes, b. March 9, 1840; m. Rev. James T. 

vi. George- Washington, b. February 22, 1842; a lawyer of 

Murfreesboro', Illinois. 
vii, ;Sar«/i-JE'ZZen, b. January 14, 1844. 
via. Anna-Isabella, b. August 8, 1846. 
ix. William-Chalmers, b. August 13, 1850 ; d. August 17, 1866. 
X. Margaret-Effie, b. August 25, 1852. 

XII. James Andrews, * (Elizabeth, ^ John,^ Samuel) b. 
November 26, 1805 ; m. November 20, 1827, Mary Cornelia 
Yan Cleve, b. December 2, 1807. They had issue (surname 
Andrews) : 

i. Benjamin-Van Cleve, b. September 5, 1828; m. Samantha 

ii. America, b. April 8, 1835. 
iii. Franklin- Morrow, b. August 22, 1838; m. Mary Eloisa 

iv. John-Van Cleve, h. May 5, 1842. 
V. Samuel-Dover, b. October 11, 1844. 
vi. Laura-N., b. April 8, 1849. 

XIII. Eliza Andrews, * (Elizabeth, ^ John,^ Samuel,^) b. 
December 17, 1807; d. Februaiy 4, 1860, at Xeuia, Ohio; m. 
Al>jxander Stephen. They had issue (surname Stephen) : 

i. Elizabeth-Ann, m. Loomis. 

ii. Ifancy', m. Williams. 

iii. Hugh-Andrews, m. Artemisia 

iv. Eloise- Margaret, m. Luther Haines. 
V. Charles- Alexander, m. Mary Lester. 

vi. John-Ainsworth, m. Harriet Galbraith. 

vii. Martha-Isabella, m. ■■ — Dunn. 

via. George- Washington. 

ix. Eleanora. 

XIV. Hugh Andrews, 4 (Elizabeth, 3 John, ^ Samuel, i) b. 


Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

September 2, 1810 ; d. March, 1862 ; ra., Januarj^ 18, 1831, 
Phcebe Cook, b. March, 1810. They had issue (surname 
Andrews) : 

i. Angelina, b. Jan. 7, 183.3; m, Jan. 18, 1855, Levi Kirby. 
n. Abraham, b. July 12, 1835 ; m. Dec. 30, 1855, Jane Pearson. 

Hi. Samuel, b. Jan. 10, 1841 ; m. Hollingshead. 

iv. Eleanora, b. May 7, 1846; m. John Cochran. 
V. Joseph-Wilbur, b. Dec. 4, 1848. 
vi. Eliza, \). Oct. 11, 1851. 

Allen of Hanover. 


1. William Allen,' b. in Scotland ; left his native coun- 
try on account of religious persecution, and settled in the 
Province of Ulster, Ireland. Whether he came to America 
cannot now be determined. He had, among other children, 
two sons : 

2. i. William^ b. February. 1709 ; m. Elizabeth . 

3. ii. Joseph. 

II. William Allen, ^ (William, i) b. February, 1709, in 
county Antrim, Ireland; d. Decemoer 26, 1784. He came to 
America about 1730. and settled in Hanover township, Lan- 
caster, now Dauphin county. Pa. His name appears on all the 
early Provincial tax lists, and in 1777 took the oath of alle- 
giance. His wife, Elizabeth, b. March, 1705 ; d. May 3, 1800. 
They had issue, all b. in Hanover: ~ . 

i' John. 

ii. Sarah, m. James Dixon. 
Hi. Jean., m. John Sawyer. 
iv. Elizabeth., m. Samuel Mann. 

V. Mavy^m. John Snodgrass. 

4. vi. Samnel, m. Rebecca Smith. 

5. vii. William, h.nH; m. Rebecca Green. 

III. Joseph Allen, ^ (William, i) arrived in the Province 
of Pennsylvania about the year of his brother's coming (1730) 
and died soon after in Philadelphia ; m. in Ireland, and had 
issue : 

6. i. Joseph, m. Jane Riddle. 

lY. Samuel Allen, ^ (William, ^ William, i ) b. in the county 
Antrim, Ireland, and died prior to 1788 ; m., by Rev. John 
Roan, of Deny church, Rebecca Smith. Samuel Allen's 
name appears on the petition against the division of Hanover 
township, February, 1769, and also on the Provincial assess- 
ment lists. They had issue, all born in Hanover : 

8 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

I. Mary., b. September 9, 1765 ; d. March 10, 1806 ; m. Captain 
John Barnett. (see Barneit record.) 
7. il. William, h.Mny 16, 1761 ; m. Nancy Ainsworih. 
in. Robert, h. July 14, 1769. 

iv. EUzaheth, b. July 20, 1771; m. October, 1792, by Rev. J. 
Snodgrnss, David Strain, and had William, James, ax\A 
a daughter, who married Samuel Hiser. 
V. David, b. 1773; m. Price, of Barren county, Ken- 
tucky, where be lived and died. 
vi. Samuel, b. 1776. 

Y. William Allen, ^ (William, ^ William, i) b. 1744; d. 
October 16, 1794. He was a lieutenant in Colonel Green's 
battalion, Eevolutionary army, and was wounded in the arm 
at the battle of White Plains, and taken prisoner. He was 
accidentally killed at a cider-press, and buried in old Hanover 
churcliyard. Colonel Allen m., in 1780, Eebecca Geeen, 
daughter of Colonel Timothy Green. After his death his 
children were sent to school at Litiz and Philadelphia. Mrs. 
Allen remained a widow some years, and then married Moses 
Barnett. She died July 30, 1837. Colonel Allen's children 
were : 

i.. Elizahetk, (1st,) b. 1781: d. 1786. 

a. Effy, b. October 19, 1783 ; d. January 25, 1811 ; m., Febru- 
ary 16, 1804, by Rev. James Snodgrass, Robert Rogers, 
and had Rebecca, b. May 1, 1805, m. Thomas Mitchell 
McCormick; ^adrew;, b. 1806, d. 1845; Williajn Allen, h. 
1808, d. 1851 ; was judge of the courts at Springfield, O. ; 
and Robert-Henderson, b. June 25, 1811. 
Hi. William, h. 1785; Philadelphia,by accidental poison- 
iv. Elizabeth, (2d,) b. April 16, 1789; bap. July 26. 1789; m., 
March 13, 1813, Joseph Barnett, of Hanover, [see Barnett 

V. Timothy-Green, b. June, 1791 ; bap. July 11, 1791. In the 
war of 1812, he and his cousin, Joseph Barnett, enlisted 
in the Chambersburg Union Volunteers, Captain Mc- 
Clintock. He was taken ill on the march to Buffalo, 
Kew York, and died at an inn, seven miles from that 
town, on the 12th of December, 1812. In 1867, Isaac 
Moorhead, of Erie, had his remains removed to Penn- 
sylvania and placed beside those of his mother. 

VI. Joseph Allen ^ (Joseph, ^ William i) was brought to 












Allen of Hanover. 9 

this countr}^ when a boy by his father, who died iu Philadelphia. 
Settled on the Manady, in Hanover township, and d. March 24, 
1817. Joseph Allen signed the petition against the division of 
Hanover township in 1769. His name is on the Provincial as- 
sessment lists. He was a contributor and member of old Han- 
over church, where he and his wife were buried. He m. Jane 
EiDDLE, daughter of James and Janett Eicldle of Hanover, b. 
1729, d. January 6, 1804. They had issue: 

James, m. Elizabeth Painter. 

Jane^ d. in infancy. 

Joseph., b. Jan. 25, 1768 ; m. Eleanor McEwen. 

Margaret, m. March 25, 1790, by Rev. J. Snodgrass, Charles 

Brown ; settled in Miami county, Ohio, about 1800, and 

had three sons and four daughters. 
John, m. Hannah Sawyer. 
Robert, m. Nancy McISTamara. 
Tristram, d. July 8, 1817 ; buried at Hanover church. 

VII. William Allen, ^ (Sam ael,^ William, i) b. iu Hanover 
May 16, 1767; d. Nov. 14, 1844 ; m. March 18, 1790, by Eev, 
J. Snodgrass, Nancy Ainsvtokth, daughter of John Ains- 
worth and Margaret Mayes, b. Jan. 8, 1767; d. Jan. 2, 1845. 
Their children, all born in Hanover, were : 

12. i. Samuel, b. 1791; m. Eleanor Brown. 

ii. Margaret, b. 1794; m. John Mahargue ; lived and died in 

Halifax, Dauphin county, Pa. 
Hi. Rebecca, b. July 24, 1796; m. Dec. 15, 1816, by Rev. J. 

Snodgrass, David Espy, [see Espy record.) 
iv. iV^ancy, b. Aug. 10,1799; m. Samuel Todd, {see Tocldrecord.) 
V. Mary, (Polly,) b. 1802 ; d. in Hanover July 4, 1822. 
vi. Sally, b. 1803; m. George W. Dumars; d. Sept. 15, 1869, 

near Tivoli, Peoria county, HI. 

13. vii. William, b. March 1, 1809 ; m. Mary Albright. 

VIII. James Allen,* (Joseph, ^ Joseph, 2 William, i) m. 
Elizabeth Painter, who died in 1818. They had issue, all 
born in Hanover: 

i. Joseph, moved to Illinois in 1829. 
ii. John, d. near Linglestown in 1878. 
Hi. Thomas, moved to Iowa. 
iv. James, moved to Iowa. 

V. Mary, d. at 14 years of age. 
vi. Jane, d. at 24 years of age. 
vii. Eleanor, moved to Iowa. 

10 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

IX. Joseph Allen, ^ (Joseph, ^ Joseph, ^ William, i) b. in 
Hanover, Jan. 25, 1768 ; d. Oct. 1, 1839 ; m. May 6, 1794, by 
Rev. James Snodgrass, Eleanor McEwen, b. Sep. 12, 1769 ; 
d. Feb. 1, 1834; both buried in Hanover grave-yard. Major 
Joseph Allen was a prominent citizen of Hanover township, 
and a contributor and a member of old Hanover church from 
1795 until his death. Their children, all born in Hanover, 

i. Jane (1st), b. July 22, 1795 ; d. May 3, 1803. 

a. John, b. March 5, 1797 ; merchant in Harrisburg, and 
moved tlience to Springfield, 111. ; m. Mary llarasey, and 
d. 1874, leaving three sons and three daughters. 

14. Hi. Joseph., b. Nov. 10, 1798; m. Mary Kiider. 

iv. Eleanor, h. Sept. 27, 1800; d. Sept., 1873; m. James B. 
Oliver, of West Newton, Westmoreland county, Pa. 

15. V. Robert, b. May 7, 1803; m. Eleanor Bueher. 

VI. Mary -Elizabeth (1st), b. Nov. 5, 1805; died in infancy. 

vii. Margaret, b. -June 24, 1809 ; d. 1881, in Blair county. Pa. 

via. Jane (2d), b. July 27, 1812. 
ix. Mary-Elizabeth (2d), b. Oct. 6, 1814 ; m. Oct. 27, 1842, b" 
Rev. Jas. Snodgrass, the Rev. A. K. Bell, D.D., of Blair 
county, Pa., and liad five children, viz: Mary, b. in 
Hollidaysburg, and m. Rev. A. Wilson of Rocliester, 
Pa. ; Robert- Allen, d. early in youtli ; Ellen-Allen, b. in 
Logan's Valley, Feb. 15, 1848, and m. Calvin Roller, M. 
D., of Hollidaysburg; Martin, b. in Logan's Valley, 
Sept. 30, 1849, attorney at law, Hollidaysburg, and m. 
Irene Lemon ; Bavid, d. in infancy. 

X. John Allen, ^ (Joseph, ^ Joseph, ^ William, i) b. in Han- 
over township ; m. Feb., 1780, Hannah Sawyer of Derry 
township in now Dauphin county. Pa., who died 1818, and 
buried in Hanover graveyard. John Allen moved to Frank- 
lin, Warren county, Ohio, about 1823, and d. 1837. From 
thence the family moved to Covington, Fountain county, In- 
diana, where many of his descendants now reside. They had 
issue, all born in Hanover township : 

i. John, m. 1836, Sarah Pressley of Franklin, Warren county, 
O., and d. March 9, 1874, leaving Hannah, Mary J., Al- 
bert, Charles, and Lee. 

ii. Joseph, m. Nov. 18, 1841, Mary J. McFadden of Wayne 
county, Ind., leaving: 

Allen of Hanover. 11 

16. 1. James L., b. May 24, 1845. 

2. Frank. 

3. Viola. 

in. Nancy, m. C. S. Vickers ; d. 1867. 
iv. Jane, h. 1801 ; d. Aug. 27, 1812. 

V. Margaret, m. John B. Grain of Warren county, O.; d. 1858. 
vi. Sarah, m. Wm. V. Dubois of Warren county, O. : d. in 
Covington, Ind., 1882. 

XL Robert Allen/ (Joseph, ^ Joseph, ^ William, i) m, 
Nakcy McNamara, and iu 1822 moved from Hanover to 
Frankstown, on the Juniata, where he died in 1830. They 
had issue: 

i. Anna-Jane, d. in Frankstown, 1832. 
n. Margaret, d. in Hollidaysburg, 1878. 
in. Sarah, d. in Altoona, 1874. 
iv. Joseph, d. in Ohio. 
V. Robert, lives in Hastiugs-on-Hudson. 

XII. Samuel Allen, ^ (William,* Samuel, ^ William, ^ Wil- 
liam,!) b. in Hanover in 1791; bap. Feb. 3, 1792 ; d. Jan. 23, 
1863, in Three Rivers, Mich. ; m. 1822, Eleanor Brown, who 
d. Nov. 23, 1859. They had issue : 

i. Nancy-Jane, b. 1823; m. Elias E. Millman of Three 
Rivers, Mich, 

a. Mary, b. 1825 ; na. Joseph W. Marshall of Bellefonte, Pa. 
Hi. William, b. 1827; m. Sally McKee of Vincennes, Ind., 
and had Williarn- Archibald, Anna-Mary, Ella, and 
iv. Samuel-Brown, b. 1830 ; m. Elizabeth Smith, of Franklin 
county, Ohio, and had Nellie, Bumney, and William- 

V. Sally-Margaret, b. 1832. 

XIII. William Allen, ^ (William,* Samuel, ^ William,^ 
William,!) b. March 1, 1809 ; m. Mary Albright, and d. in 
Hanover, 1380. They had issue: 

i. William, 
ii. Mary-Jane. 
Hi. Rebecca-Emerson. 
iv. John-Marshall. 

XI Y. Joseph Allen, ^ (Joseph, ^ Joseph,^ Joseph, ^ Wil- 
liam, i) bom in Hanover, November 10, 1798; d. in Washing- 

12 Pennsylvania Oeneahgies. 

ton county, Iowa, November 23, 1869 ; m. Maey Kridee, of 
Selinsgrove, Snyder county, Pennsylvania, who was b. in 1808, 
and d. January 18, 1879. Tl^ey moved to then Iowa Terri- 
tory, near Burlington, November 10, 1841. They had issue : 

i. Ellen M., b. February 5, 1837; m., September 20, 1863, J. 

B. Goble. of Cass county, Michigan. 
ii. Mary E., b. N'ovember 20, 1838 ; d. early. 
m. JRohert, b. December 4,1840; d. February 6, 1862, in the 

War of the Rebellion. 
iv. John G.. b. September 29, 1844 ; d. May 20, 1863, in the War 

of the Rebellion. 
V. Joseph, b. March 4. 1846 ; m., July 3, 1877, Eva Craig, and 

lives near Riverside, Washington county, Iowa. 
vi. Mary C, b. February 26, 1850 ; m., March 5, 1876, D. W. 
Ott, of Riverside, Washington county, Iowa. 

XV. Egbert Allen; ^ (Joseph, * Joseph, ^ Joseph, ^ Wil- 
liam,!) b. in Hanover, May 7, 1803 ; d. July 29, 1872, and is 
buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia ; m. January 21, 
1830, Eleanor Bucher, daughter of Jacob Bucher, of Harris- 
burg, Pa. {see Bucher record.) Robert Allen commenced mer- 
chandising in Harrisburg, but changed his residence to Phila- 
delphia in 1828, where he became a wholesale merchant and 
manufacturer. He was prominent in politics and in the 
church, and held numerous public and responsible positions, 
as bank director, railroad director, and commissioner of the old 
Richmond district before consolidation in 1854. They had 
one daughter, Susan- Bucher^ b. May 21, 1832. 

XVI. James L. Allen, ^ (Joseph,^ Joseph, ^ Joseph, 2 Wil- 
liam, i) b. May 24, 1845, in Covington, Indiana; m., November 
7, 1866, Louisa Campbell, daughter of Abram Campbell, of 
Fountain county, Indiana. Clerk of the Circuit and Common 
Pleas Courts of Fountain county, to which he was elected 
consecutive terms. His children are Grace. Joseph, Wilbur, 
Helen, James L., and Russell C. 


Alricks Family, 13 


I. On the 19th of December, 1656, Jacob Alricks, son of 
Claes Alricks, bom in 1603, at Amsterdam, was appointed in 
Holland, by the Burgomasters and Council of the city of Am- 
sterdam, Governor of that city's colony on the Delaware. He 
sailed from the Texel on the 25th of the same month, in the 
ship Printz Maurits, and reached the American coast on the 
8th of March following. The vessel was wrecked on Long 
Island, but, fortunately, every man was saved, as well as their 
baggage, the vessel being merely stranded. He, subsequently, 
through the kindness of some natives, reached Manhattan 
Island (jSTew York). On the 16th of April, he sailed in the 
ship Bever from the harbor of New Amsterdam, and arrived at 
Fort New Amstel, on the Delaware, five days after. He at once 
assumed command, and sent forward, by the first opportunity, a 
full report of the condition of the Dutch Colony on the Delaware. 
His position was far from an easy one. Not only the Swedes, 
who had been the first settlers, and whose conquest had been 
made by the Dutch under Stuveysant, Grovernor of all the 
New Netherlands, bat the English, as also the Maryland col- 
onists, gave him considerable concern. Besides, the Dutch 
themselves were more or less dissatisfied on account of the fail- 
ure of the crops for several years in succession, and this 
operated in retarding emigration. By direction of the com- 
missioners, he made treaties with the Indians for lands, pre- 
pared a map of the country, and employed his utmost exertions 
to promote trade on the Delaware. On the 30th of December, 
1659, aged fifty-six years. Governor Jacob Alricks died at New 
Amstel. His papers and property were sequestrated by his 
successor, Governor D'Hinayossa, but Govern or- General Stu- 
veysant ordered their release "on pain of disgrace." Jacob 
Alricks left no issue. 

14 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

II. PiETER Alricks, SOU of Pieter Alricks, and cousin of 
Jacob Alricks, had been sent, in 1658, by the Dutch Govern- 
ment, with instructions for New Netherlands, and, more than 
probable, with the intention, of remaining in the new country. 
In March, 1659, we find him carrying on trade in the "Hore- 
Kihl." In January, 1660, D'Hinayossa appointed him com- 
mander there. On the 6th of September, 1664, New Amster- 
dam was captured by the English, and Governor-General 
Stuveysant expelled. Thirteen days after. Sir Robert Can- 
appeared on the Delaware, and in a fortnight thereafter took 
the Dutch forts. The estate of Pieter Alricks was confiscated ; 
but some years afterward the Dutch again obtained possession 
not only of the banks of the Delaware, but also of Fort Amster- 
dam, now New York city, and held possession until the Eng- 
lish Governor, Andross, arrived, and then the annals inform 
us: "Nov. 10, 1674, Fort Amsterdam, New York, was this 
day surrendered to Governor Andross, and all the magistrates 
in of&ce at the time of the Dutch comng here to be re-instated 
for the Delaware river, except Pieter Alricks, he having prof- 
fered himself to the Dutch at their first coming, of his own 
motion, and acted very violent as their chief officer ever since." 
Commissary Alricks subsequently swore fidelity to the Eng- 
lish, and continued his trade on the South river. In August, 
1672, he was appointed bailiff for New Castle, on the Dela- 
ware ; in October, 1677, commissioned one of its justices, and 
re-commissioned June 7, 1680, being one of the justices in 
commission when the Proprietary Government was formed. 
He was a member of the first Assembly of the Province, 1682 
and 1683, and from 1685 to 1689 served as one of the Pro- 
vincial Coancillors. In 1685, William Penn bought out the 
title of the Indians in a large body of land lying between 
Philadelphia and Wilmington, extending back from the Dela- 
ware river as far as a man "can ride in two days with a horse." 
The first witness to this Indian deed is Pieter Alricks. He was 
commissioned one of the justices of the peace for the Lower 
Counties, April 13, 1690, and again May 2, 1693. On the 2d 
of September, 1690, he was also appointed a judge of the 
Provincial Court, serving until 1693. He probably died about 

Alrichs Family. 15 

that period. From him for two generations it has been found 
difficult to trace the full descent, save that a son of Pieter last 
named was probably named Pieter, and his son Wessels, or 
Weselius Alricks. The latter was born in Delaware, after- 
ward removed to Philadelphia, where he became quite prom- 
inent in Provincial affairs, and held several important offices. 
He died there, leaving a son : 

3. i. Hermanus, b. about 1730. 

III. Hekmanus Aleicks^, (Wessels, 3 Pieter, ^ Pieter, i) b. 
about 1730, in Philadelphia; d. December 14, 1772, in Car- 
lisle, Cumberland county. He resided some years in his na- 
tive city, but afterwards settled in Cumberland county. He 
was chosen the first member of the General Assembly from 
that county, and was commissioned prothonotary, etc., of Cum- 
berland, and also a justice of the peace. Until his death, he 
was a man of mark and influence in the valley west of the 
Susquehanna. Hermanus Alricks was twice married, for we 
find by the Administration book F, p. 822, at Philadelphia, 
that letters of administration were granted to Hermanus Al- 
ricks of Cumberland county, on the estate of Sarah Alricks, 
June 19, 1750, he being designated as her husband. There 
was probably no issue. He m. secondly, Ann West, b. 1783, 
in the north of Ireland; d. November 21, 1791, in Donegal 
township, Lancaster county, and is buried in the old church 
graveyard there. They had issue: 

i. William, b. 1758. 

4. ii. Ann, b. October 7, 1760; m. Alexander Boggs. 
Hi. Hermanns, b. 1762. 

iv. West, b. 1765. 

5. V. James, b. December 2, 1769; m. Martha Hamilton. 

Mrs. Alricks subsequently married Col. Alexander Lowre}^* 
of Donegal, and by him there was issue (surname Lowrey) : 

i. Fannie, b. Feb. 1, 1775 ; m. Samuel Evans. 

* Alexander Lowrey, the son of Lazarus Lowrey, was born in 
the north of Ireland, in December, 1727. His parents, with several 
elder children, came to America in 1729, and settled in Donegal town- 
ship, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. His father became an Indian 
trader, which occupation Alexander entered about 1748, in partner- 

16 Pennsylvania Oeneilogies. 

IV. Ann ALRiCKS,s(Hermanus,^ Wessels, ^ Pieter, ^ Pieter/) 
b. October?, 1760, in Cumberland county, Penn'a; cl. September 
20, 1847, in Donegal township, Lancaster county, Penn'a; m. 
Alexander Boggs, b. October 7, 1755, in Donegal township, 
Lancaster county, Penn'a ; d. March 30, 1839 ; and with his 
wife are interred in Old Donegal church graveyard. They 
had issue : 

^. Andrew^ m., 1810, Eliza Cook, daughter of David Cook; 

removed to Hagerstown, Maryland. 
a. Francis^ m. 1818, Maria Jefferis. 
Hi. Hermanns, removed to Baltimore, Maryland. 

ship with Joseph Simon of the town of Lancaster, the fur trade with 
the Indians being at that period quite lucrative. The connection 
with Mr, Simon, continuing for forty years, was finally closed and 
settled without a word of difference between them, with large gains 
resulting, over many and severe losses from Indian depredations on 
their trains and trading posts. Mr. Lowrey was, from the first, out- 
spoken and ardent for separation from the mother-country. In July, 
1774, he was placed on the Committee of Correspondence for Lancas- 
ter, and was a member of the Provincial Conference held in Pliila- 
delphia on the 15th of that month ; and of that convened in Carpen- 
ters' Hall, 18th of June, 1776; and of the Convention of the loth of 
July following. He was chosen to the Assembly in 1775, and, with 
the exception of two or three years, served as a member of that body 
almost uninterruptedly until 1789. In May, 1777, he was appointed 
one of the commissioners to procure blankets for the army. In 1776 
he commanded the Third Battalion of the Lancaster County Asso- 
ciators, and was in active service in the Jerseys during that year. 
As senior colonel, he commanded the Lancaster county militia in the 
battle of the Brandywine. At the close of the Revolution, Colonel 
Lowrey retired to his fine farm adjoining Marietta. Under the Con- 
stitution of 1789-90, he was commissioned by Governor Mifflin jus- 
tice of the peace, an office he held until his death, which occurred on 
the 31st of January, 1806. His remains lie interred in Donegal 
. church graveyard. Colonel Lowrey was a remarkable man in many 
respects, and his life was an eventful one, whether considered in his 
long career in the Indian trade, a patriot of the Revolution, or the 
many years in which he gave his time and means to the service of 
his country. He was greatly beloved by his neighbors, and,during 
his long life, shared with his associate and friend, Colonel Galbraith, 
the confidence and leadership accorded to both in public, church, and 
local affairs. Col. Lowrey was thrice married : 

1st, September 26, 1752, Mary Waters, b. 1732; d. 1767; and 
there was issue : 

Alricks Family. 17 

iv. Ann.h. 1790; d. 1864. 
V. Jane, b. 1794; d. 1860. 
vi. John, 
vii. Willinm. 
via. James- Alricks, b. 1802; d. August 18, 1824. 

V. James Alkicks^, (Hermanns'^, Wessels,^ Pieter,^ 
Pieter/) b. December 2, 1769, at Carlisle, Peun'a; d. October 
28, 1833, at Harrisburg, Pa. He received a good education in 
the schools of the day, and was brought up to a mercantile 
life. In 1791-92, he was engaged in business in Maj^ Town, 
Lancaster county, and in 1814 he removed with his family 

i. Alexander, b. April 21. 1756; settled near Frankstown, 
Penna. ; m. and left issue. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. October 31, 1757 ; m. Daniel Elliott of Cum- 
berland county, who subsequently removed to St. Clair 
township, Allegheny county, Penna., where he deceased 
in 1794, his wife dying several years prior ; and they had 
John, West, Mary, m. James Hamilton of Middletown, 
and William. 

Hi. Mary, b. May 21, 1761; m. 1st, John Hays; 2d, Joseph 
West; went to Allegheny county, Penna., where they 
lived and died. 

iv. iazarws, b. January 27,1764; m. Miss Holliday, daughter 
of Capt. John Holliday, and, with hisbrother Alexander, 
settled in what is now Blair county, Penna. 

V. Margaret, h. September, 1765; d June 24, 1818; m. Au- 
gust, 1784, George Plumer, b. December 5, 1762, at Fort 
Pitt ; d. June 8, 1843, near West Newton, Westmore- 
land county, Penna. ; served in the Legislature from 
1812 to 1818; represented the Westmoreland district in the 
Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Congresses. 
Their children were : Jonathan, d. unm.; Alexander, m. 
Susan Robinson ; John- Campbell, Lazarus- Lowrey, 
Mary, Nancy, Sarah, William, Elizabeth, and Rebecca. 
Col. Lowrey m. 2d, in 1774, Ann ( West) Alricks, widow of Her- 
manus Alricks, and had issue (as above) : 

vi. Fanny, b, Feb. 1, 1775; m. Samuel Evans of Chester 
county, Penna., b. 1758; d. April 21, 1805, at Col. Low- 
rey's homestead in Donegal ; son of Evan Evans and 
Margaret Nevin ; and had Alexander, Evan-Iieese, A^in, 
Margaret, Jane H., and Elizabeth. Mr. Evans had 
served in the Legislature, and was also an associate 
judge of Chester county. 
Col. Lowrey m. 3d, in 1793, Mrs, Sarah Cochran of York Springs. 

18 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

from Lost Creek Yalley to Harrisburg. He was a man of ex- 
tensive reading, passionately fond of books, and he regarded 
an honest man, of fine education and refined manners, as the 
most remarkable object on the face of the earth. After his 
father's death, he was raised on a farm in Donegal, Lancaster 
county, and nsed to say that at that period no one could get an 
education for want of teachers. "While lamenting his own 
want of edncation, he was remarkably well acquainted with 
history, ancient and modern, and with geography. He was 
likewise quite familiar with the writings of Shakespeare, 
Groldsmith, Burns, Campbell, etc. While living in the prime 
of life on the Juniata, he was delighted to meet and converse 
with such men as the Rev. Matthew Brown, the first Dr. 
Watson, of Bedford, Judge Jonathan Walker, (the father of 
Robert J. Walker,) William R. Smith, etc. On March 10, 1821, 
he was appointed clerk of the orphans' court and quarter ses- 
sions, serving until January 17, 1824 He subsequently served 
as one of the magistrates of the borough. Mr. Alricks, m., July 
21, 1796, at Harrisburg, by Rev. N. R. Snowden, Maetha 
Hamilton, b. August 5, 1776; d. March 16, 1830; daughter 
of John Hamilton and Margaret Alexander. Thevhad issue: 

i. Ann ^yesi., b. 1799; d. 1828; m. Samuel Thompson of 

Juniata countj^ Penn'a; no issue. 
a. Ilargaret, d. September 19, 1856. 

6. in. Hermanns, b. August 22, 1803 ; m. Mary Elder Kerr. 

7. iv. HamiHon, b. June 1, 1806 ; m. Caroline Jacobs Bull. 

8. V. Jane, m. Ovid Frazer Johnson. 
vi- Frances- E., d. Jul}^ 19, 1875. 

vii. Catharine Allen, d. s. p. , 

YI. Hermanus Alricks'', (James, s Hermanns,'^ Wessels,^ 
Pieter,2 Pieter,ij b. August 22, 1803, at Oakland Mills, Lost 
Creek Yalley, now Juniata county, Penn'a ; d. January 28, 1871, 
at Harrisburg, Penn'a. His father removed to Harrisburg in 
1811, and there the son grew to man's estate, thereafter one of tlie 
most respected citizens, receiving his education in the Harris- 
burg Academy. He read law in the ofiice of Thomas Elder, 
Esq., and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar. He quickly 
obtained a lucrative business before the courts, became one of 

Alricks Family. 19 

the prominent men at the bar, and at his death the eldest 
practitioner in Dauphin county. He was averse to holding 
office. The only one of prominence held by him was that of 
deputy attorney-general in 1829. He frequently served his 
fellow -citizens in municipal office, was a popular man with 
them, and his counsel sought upon all questions of importance. 
In addressing a jury, his manner was quiet, his statement clearly 
presented, and argument logical. His rule was to undertake 
no cause unless his client was able to demonstrate the justness 
of his case. His early training in the practice of the orphans' 
and register's courts soon gave him a lucrative business in that 
branch of his profession, where clear, concise expositions are 
of far more weight than the stirring eloquence of the quarter 
sessions. He was an excellent, precise, real-estate lawyer. 
No one was a better reference upon questions of town or 
county history. His personal acquaintance was extensive, and 
his taste ran in acquiring the family traditions of the earliest 
settlers. His fund of information was at the service of his 
friends, always pleasantly and accurately retold, with the au- 
thonty for each fact or anecdote, and he abounded with inany 
curious and fascinating ones. His presence was imposing, 
qilite six feet in stature, large frame, erect, and neatly clad, 
quite "like a lawyer of the olden time," Mr. Alricks m., in 1831, 
Maey Elder Kerr, b. May 5, 1809; d. March 30, 1857, at 
Harrisburg; daughter of Eev. William Kerr* of Donegal, 
and his wife, Mary Wilson. They had issue : 

* The Rev. "William Kerr was born in Bart township, Lancaster 
county, Penn'a, October 13, 1776. His father dying early, he was 
left to the tender care of a pious mother. After some years spent in 
the schools of the neighborhood, he was sent to Jefferson College, 
Cannonsburg, where he graduated. For some years thereafter, he 
was principal of an academy at Wilmington, Delaware. He subse- 
quently placed himself under the care of the Presbytery of New 
Castle, and was shortly after ordained by that body. He preached 
in Harrisburg about the years 1804-5, and upon the resignation of 
the Rev. Mr. McFarquhar was sent to supply the pulpit of the Old 
Donegal church. In the fall of 1808, the congregation at Columbia 
made application to Mr. Kerr for part of his time ; it was not, how- 
ever, until the year following that he assented to give them a portion 
of his ministerial labors. He continued to be the stated supply 

20 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

i. Jfim^s, d. s p. 
ri. Mary-Wilson, m. James McCormick. jr. (see McUormick 

iii. Jane, cl. s. p. 
iv. WilUiim-Kerr ; cashier of tlie Dauphin Deposit Bank at 

V. Hamilton, a civil engineer ; m. Mary Barr. 
vi. Herman, d. s. p. 
viL Clara-Bull. 
via. Martha-Orth. 
ix. Rosanna- Hamilton, d. s. p. 

VIL Hamilton Alricks,'' (James, ^ Hermanus,^ Wessels,^ 
Pieter,2 Pieter/) b. June 1, 1806, at Oakland Mills, in Lost 
Creek valley, now Juniata county, Pa, He was educated at 
the Harrisburg Academy at such a period as those who passed 
tlirough it, from 1816 until 1826, know that the whole land 
was stricken with poverty, and collegiate education out of the 
question. Indeed, out of the thirty students of the classics at 
the academy, and among them the son of Governor Findlay, 
but one is remembered who went, or could afford to go, to 
college. With such an education as the school could afford, 
and the study of history on top of it, Hamilton Alricks com- 
menced reading law with Samuel Douglas, Esq., afterward ilt- 
torney General, and was admitted to practice in 1828. During 
his professional career of half a century, Mr. Alricks has been 
encao-ed, at every term of the court, in the trial of many 
of the most important civil and criminal cases, and in nu- 
merous cases in the Supreme Court, as the reports will 
show from 2d Watts to the last volume of Outerbridge. In 
the outset of his practice, he was engaged as counsel by Mr. 

there until the first Sunday in January, 1814, wlien he preached his 
farewell sermon. Mr. Kerr also preached at Marietta in addition to 
his charge at Donegal. He died at that town oh the 22d of Septem- 
ber, 1821, aged forty-five years, and is interred in Old Donegal church 
graveyard. The Rev. Mr. Kerr married Mary Elder, daughter 
of James Wilson and Mary Elder, of Derry. b. 1788; d. February 
22, 1850, at Harrisburg, and their children were Mary E.,m. Her- 
manus Alricks, of Harrisburg; William M., J. Wallace, James- Wil- 
son, and Martha, m. Dr. Edward L. Orth, of Harrisburg. As a 
minister, there were few who stood higher in the estimation of his 
brethren in the Presbytery than the Rev. William Kerr. 

Alricks Family. 21 

Gest, in the case of Gest vs. Espy, 2d Watts, 266, after Thomas 
Elder, Esq., a senior member of the bar, had abandoned the 
case, upon a verdict being found for defendant. Mr. Alricks 
removed the case to the Supreme Court, where he succeeded 
in reversing the judgment. On one occasion, in arguing a case 
in the Supreme Court, and while reading an authority, he was 
abruptly interrupted by Judge Houston, saying, " That is not 
the law." "But," said Mr. Alricks, "I am citing from the 
opinions of the court." Judge Houston sharply responded : 
"I don't care; no judge ever declared such to be the law." 
To which Mr. Alricks further replied: "T have been reading 
the opinion of the court, delivered by your Honor." " Then," 
said the judge, " the reporter took me down wrong ; let me see 
. the book." After examining it for some time, the judge closed 
it with the remark, "After all, I don't think this authoiity has 
any application to the case in hearing." Proceedings were 
commenced before the Legislature of Pennsylvania, about the 
year 1845, and testimony taken for the purpose of framing ar- 
ticles of impeachment against the Hon. William N. Irvine, 
judge of the York and Adams judicial district, and the only 
counsel of the respondent was Mr. Alricks, who conducted the 
defense with such skill and ability that the committee refused 
to report articles. The then State Treasurer and Auditor 
General on several occasions selected Mr. Alricks to argue cases 
on the part of the Commonwealth involving questions of Con- 
stitutional law. His argument before the Supreme Court of 
the United States, in Butler et al.^ late Canal Commissioners 
of Pennsylvania, vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 10th 
Howard, United States Supreme Court Reports, 402, was not 
only well received by the })rofession as a sound exposition of 
the law as to what constitutes a contract within the meaning of 
the Tenth Section of the Fii'st Article of the Constitution of 
the United States, prohibiting a State from passing any law im- 
pairing the obligation of contracts, but also an able definition 
of the power of the Legislature to create and abolish offices, 
to impose taxes, etc.; and will remain a lasting memorial of 
his research, industry, and ability as a lawyer. He was one 
year a member of the Legislature ; was a member of the Chicago 

22 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Convention in 1864, which nominated General McClellan for 
President, and the series of resolutions drawn up and offered 
in the convention by him abounded in patriotic sentiments, 
evincing marked ability. He was a member of the Constitu- 
tional Convention for the revision of the Constitution of the 
State, in 1872-73, that held its sessions first in Harrisburg and 
subsequently in Philadelphia, and acted on the committees on 
Cities and Charters, and on Religious and Charitable Corpora- 
tions and Societies. Mr. Alricts married, December 28,1837, 
Caroline Bull, daughter of Rev. Levi Bull, D. D., of Chester 
county. Pa., a son of Colonel Thomas Bull, of Revolutionary 
fame. She was born August 3, 1811. They had issue : 

i. Annie-Bull, m., June 8, 1864, Benjamin Law Forster, a 
lawyer of Harrisburg, and had CaroUne-Alricks and 
a. Martha, b. May 24, 1840; d. January 10, 1866. 
m. Caroline- J((cohs, d. s. p. 

iv. Levi-Bull, m.\ October 1, 1872, Anna Henderson; d. Au- 
gust 1, 1S80; daughterof Jolin G. Henderson, and Iiad 
John- Hamilton. 
V. Eliza-Jane, b. September 19, 1846 ; d. September 28, 1849. 

YIII. Jane Alricks,*' (James, ^ Hermanns,'^ Wessels,^ 
Pieter,2 Pieter,i) b. at Oakland Mills, in Lost Creek Valley, 
now Juniata county. Pa. ; resides at Harrisburg ; m. OviD 
Frazer Johnson, b. in the year 1807, in the Valley of Wy- 
oming, near the town of Wilkes-Barre ; d. February, 1854, in 
Washington city, D. C. He was descended from some of the 
early settlers of that historic locality. His paternal grand- 
father, the Rev. Jacob Johnson, was a superior linguist and 
man of rich education and culture ; a graduate of Yale Col- 
lege, he took his degree as early as 1740, with distinguished 
honor. In 1778, he was called from his home in Connecticut 
to reside in Wilkes-Barre. After that terrible event, the mas- 
sacre of Wyoming, he assisted Col. Dennison with his advice 
and influence, in protecting the inhabitants that remained, and 
the original articles of capitulation were in the proper hand- 
writing of Mr. Johnson. In quite a lengthy biography writ- 
ten of him in the vear 1836, by the venerable writer and his- 

Alrichs Family. 23 

torian of Wyoming, Charles Miner, appears this : " A¥hen the 
Re^^olutionary war broke out, Mr. Johnson took his stand 
early and firmly in behalf of freedom. And through the 
whole contest he rendered the utmost service in his power, 
which, from his learning, talents, and the respect he com- 
manded, was very considerable. A son born while the ani- 
mated discussions preceding the Revolution were going on, and 
the elder Pitt was thundering his anathemas against ministers 
for their tyrannous conduct to the Colonies, Mr. Johnson named 
Jehoiada Pitt. . , . Jehoiada is sometime since deceased, 
but a son of his with hereditary genius is winning his way to 
enviable distinction." This latter is the subject of this sketch. 
At the close of his early education, in which he had as school 
and class-mates many who afterwards rose to positions of emi- 
nence and distinction, he commenced the study of the law 
with John N. Conyngham, of Wilkes-Barr^, afterwards Judge 
Conyngham. He was duly admitted to the bar and entered 
into the practice of the law at that place. In 1833, he removed 
to Harrisburg, and there married. In 1839, at the early age 
of thirty-two years, his talent secured for him the appointment 
as attorne37-general of Pennsjdvania. In 1842, his term of office 
having expired, he was re-appointed and served through a 
second term until 1845. As an orator, Mr. Johnson was bril- 
liant ; as a lawyer, he had superior abilities, and somewhat of 
a wide-known reputation, being frequently employed to try 
cases in different States of the Union. It may be here remarked 
that, in addition to Mr. Johnson's legal ability, he had a high 
reputation as a political writer. He was the author of the cele- 
brated "Governors Letters," published during the administra- 
tion of Governor Pitner, and which purported to give the 
ludicrous side to the political characters then figuring in the 
politics of the State. Jane Alricks and Ovid Frazer Johnson 
had issue (surname Johnson) : 

i. Fanny- Alricks, m. Hon. Samuel T. Shugert, of Bellefonte. 
n. Hannah-Ianlhe. 
in. Martha -Alricks. 

iv. Ovicl-Frazer, a lawyer, now practicing his profession in 

24 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. James Anderson, ^ b. November 17, 1678, in Scotland; 
was educated at Edinburgh, under the care of Principal Stirl- 
ing, of Glasgow. He was ordained by Irvine Presbytery, No- 
vember 17, 1708, with a view to his settlement in Virginia. 
He sailed March 6, 1709, and arrived in the Pappahannock on 
the 22d of April following; but the condition of affairs not 
being favorable for introducing any other religion than that of 
the established Church of England in that Colony, he came 
northward, and was received by Presbytery September 20 
following. He settled at New Castle, where he was installed 
pastor in 1710. In 1714, out of regard to the desolate condi- 
tion of the people in Kent county, he was directed to supply 
them monthly on a Sabbath, and also to spend a Sabbath at 
Cedar Creek, in Sussex. In 1717, receiving a call from the 
first church organization of New York city, he went there and 
labored with his accustomed zeal and energy ; but his strict 
Presbyterianism and rigid Scottish habits and doctrines were 
distasteful to the people, and his charge, consequently, did not 
prove to be happy or comfortable, and he desired a removal. 
He was called September 24, 1726, to Donegal, on the Susque- 
hanna, and accepted. He was installed the last Wednesday 
in August, 1727. In September, 1729, he gave every fifth 
Sabbath tb the people on Swatara, and joined the congregation 
of Derry, thus becoming the first settled pastor over that 
church, until the call to Rev. William Bertram, in 1732. He 
died July 16, 1740. In the language of Presbytery, "he was 
high in esteem for circumspection, diligence, and faithfulness 
as a Christian minister." His name and fame are associated 
with the early history of the Presbyterian church in America. 
He was a man of talent, learning, and piety, a graceful and 
popular preacher — a leader among men. Mr. Anderson was 

Anderson of Donegal. 25 

twice married: m., first, February, 1713, Mistress Suit Gar- 
land, clau. of Sylvester Garland of the Head of Apoquinimy, 
Delaware, who d. December 24, 1736, and lies buried in Done- 
gal churchyard, where a large flat stone marks the resting- 
place of herself and her distinguished husband. From a mu- 
tilated leaf in the Rev. James Anderson's Bible, (Imprint 
"Edinburgh, A. D. 1676,") on which was recorded the family 
registry, is copied the following imperfect list of births and 
deaths. In his will he names only James, Susannah, and 
Thomas, but refers to all his children. He left a large estate, 
including most of the land upon which Marietta now stands, 
a valuable ferry-right called "Anderson's Ferry," land on the 
opposite side of the river, together with several slaves: 

2. i. GarZ«nr7, b. Nov. 21, 1714; m. Jane Chevalier. 
a. [ . . . ], b. July 24, 1716, in New Castle. 

Hi. [ . . . ], b. Feb. 17, 1717-8, in New Yorlc. 
iv. [ . . . ], b. Feb. 23, 1718-9, in New Yorlc. 

3. V. James, b. May 14, 1721 ; m. Ruth Bayley. 
vi. {A son]., b. Dec. 18, 1722, in New York. 

vii. John, b. Jan. 13, 1724-5, in New York. 
viii. iS'wsanna/;, b. Oct. 4, 1725-6, in New York. 

ix. [J. son], b. March, — ; d. s. p. in Md. 

X. [ . . . ], b. July — , in Md. 

xi. Thomas. 

The Rev. James Anderson m.. secondly, December 27, 1737, 
Rebecca Crawford of Donegal. After his death, the 
Widow Anderson married Joshua Baker, whose daughter, 
Mary Baker, became the wife of the Rev. John Elder, of 
Paxtang. Several of his children appear to have died young, 
and none of his descendants remain in Lancaster county. 

II. Garland Anderson, ^ (James, i) b. November 21, 
1714. in New Castle, Del. ; m. Jane Chevalier, daughter of 
Peter Chevalier, of Philadelphia, whither he removed, and 
died young. He administered on his father's estate, in con- 
junction with his stepmother, Rebecca Anderson, (who re- 
nounced as executrix.) He left a daughter, Elizabeth, of whom 
it is recorded that she was "a woman of great excellence." 
License to marry issued January 6, 1768, to Samuel Breeze 
and Elizabeth Anderson {Penna Archives^ 2d ser., v). They 

26 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

lived in New York. The Rev. E. Hazzarcl Snowden, of the 
Presbyterian cliurch of Kingston, Pa., is a descendant of this 

III. James Anderson, ^ (James, i) b. May 14, 1721. in 
New York; bap. May 28, 1721 ; d. June 1, 1790, on his pat- 
rimonial estate, at Anderson's Ferry, Lancaster county, Pa. ; 
bur. at Donegal church ; was twice married ; m., first, March 
5, 1741, Ruth Bayley, b. in 1722; d. January 2, 1784;, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Bayley. They had issue : 

4. I. Jftmes, b. 'December 26, 1741 ; m. Jane Tate. 
n. Mary, b. April 6, 1744; d. July 14, 1749. 

in. Suit, b. February 22, 1746; d. May 24, 1747. 

iv. Anna, b. jSTovember 23, 1748 ; d. at an early age. 
V. Susannah, b. May 7, 1751 ; d. June 13, 1777 ; ni. William 
Kelly, and had Elizabeth, Ruth (first,) John, and Ruth 

vi. Thomas, b. June 13, 1753 ; d. November 11, 1778 ; m., No- 
vember 30, 1774, Anna Allison, of Donegal; had one 
child, Ruth, b. November 26, 1775; d. March 10, 1785. 

vAi. Mary, b. April 18, 1756 ; d. October 16, 1757. 
via. [ . . . 1, b. June 13, 1758; died in infancy. 

James Anderson m., secondly, MARGARET Tate, the widow 
of the Rev. Joseph Tate, of the Donegal Presbytery. She d. 
May 18, 1801. The Rev. Joseph Tate left surviving him nu- 
merous chiklren, who were settled principally in Virginia. 

IV. James Anderson, ^ (James, 2, James,>) b. December 

26, 1741 ; bap. January 31, 1742 ; d. December 13, 1799 ; was 

twice married; m., first, April 3, 1766, Jean Tate, b. February 

22, 1751; d. February 7, 1777; daughter of the Rev. Joseph 

and Margaret Tate. They had issue : 


5. i. James, b. October 18, 1767 ; m. Mary Bayley. 

ii. Margaret, b. December 4, 1769; d. June 3, 1800 ; m., No- 
vember 10, 1791, Nathaniel Weakley. 

Hi. Joseph Tate, b. June 6, 1771. 

iv. Ruth, b. November 4,1773; m., April 6, 1794, Thomas 
Williamson, of Cumberland county. Pa. 

James Anderson m., secondly, February 19, 1778, by Rev. 
John Elder, Margaret Chambers, of Cumberland county ; 
b. June 22, 1757. They had issue: 

Anderson of Donegal. 27 

6. V. Tkomas, b. Jan. 28, 1779 ; m. Mary Addams. 
vi. Jean, b. Oct, 4, 1780. 

7. vii. John, b. Jan. 4, 1783; m. Margaret McAllen. 

via. Mary, (Polly.) b. Jan. 1,1785; d. Sept. 6, 1804 ; bur. at 
Silvers Spring, Cumberland county. 
ix. William, b. March 6, 1787 ; d. July 20, 1838. 
X. Michael- Simpson, b. August 13, 1789. 

8. xi. Chambers, b. Nov. 1, 1791 ; m. Ellen T. Peeples. 
xii. Garlavd, b. Dec. 14, 1793 ; d. April 27, 1846. 

xiii. Mizabeth,h. March 8,1796; d. October 7, 1807; bur. at 

Silvers Spring church, 
xiu. £^Zearjor, b. February 6, 1799 ; m. Kincaid. ■ 

After the death of her husband, the Widow Anderson moved 
to Fannetsburg, Franklin county, Pa,, where she died March 
28, 1836. 

Y. James Andeeson,* (James, ^ James, ^ James, ^ ) b. Oc- 
tober 18, 1767; d. June 7, 1815; bur. at York, Pa. He was 
a man of enterprise and progress^ — laid out the town of Mari- 
etta, in Lancaster county, on his patrimonial estate ; run the 
ferry at the same place, known as Anderson's Ferry, and con- 
structed, at great expense, a road leading to York, whither he 
removed. He was overtaken by reverses, the result of circum- 
stances beyond his control, and thus the estate, which had de- 
scended through three generations, passed from the family ; 
was twice married; m., first, December 31, 1795, Mary Bay- 
ley, daughter of John Bayley, who d. January 31, 1797. 
They had issue : 

i. Mary-Bayley,}). Jan. 12,1797; d, at Baltimore, Sept. 6, 
1832; m., Nov., 1824, David B. Prince, b. Nov. 22, 
1790, in Cumberland, Maine; d. March 30, 1876, in 
York; was principal of the York Academy from 1819 
to 1866. They had issue (surname Prince): David- 
Oaks, b. Nov. 18, 1826; James- Anderson, b. Dec. 7, 
1828; d. March 15, 1856, and Mary-Elizahelh, h. Feb. 

James Anderson m., secondly, in Carlisle, March 22, 1798, 

Mary McQuEEisr, a grand-daughter of Rev. Joseph Tate, b 

July 7, 1781 ; d. February 4, 1845, in York, Pa. They had 

issue : 

ii. James, b. Dec. 12, 1798; d. Jan. 12,1839 ;unm.,an attorney- 
at-law, York, Pa. 

28 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

9. in. Joseph-Tate, b. Ausf. 19, 1800 ; m. Jane McMordie. 
iv. [a daugliter], b. September 9, 1802 ; d. in infancy. 

V. Margaret., b. September 9, 1804 ; d. May 14, 1854. 
iv. Jane, b. August 25, 1806 ; d. December, 1808. 
vii. Benjamin., b. July 6, 1808; d. Auo^ust 12, 1844. 
via. Eliza- Ann, b. February 4, 1810 ; d. May 1, 1824. 
ix. David, b. June 12, 1812; moved to Los Angelos, Califor- 
nia ; d. March 24, 1876. 
X. Sarah-Jane, b. Septei^ber 4, 1814; d. May 21, 1865, 

VI. Thomas Anderson, ^ (James, ^ James, ^ James, i) 
farmer, b. January 28, 1779, at Anderson's Ferry, (now 
Marietta) ; bap. February 2, 1779 ; settled on a farm, about 
the year 1800, in Silvers Spring township, Cumberland county, 
Pennsylvania, (James Anderson and Mr. Waugh made an ex- 
change of farms, which new farm was bequeathed to his son 
Thomas, and is now, a very valuable property, owned and oc- 
cupied by his descendants,) where he d. December 29, 1850 ; 
m., April 15, 1811, Maey Addams, b. 1787; d. March 8, 1840; 
daughter of Abraham Addams, of Cumberland county ; both 
buried in Silvers Spring church-yard; they had issue: 

10. i. James, b. March 7, 1812; m. Mary Elizabeth Ayres. 

ii. Abram-Acldaras, b. January 25, 1815 ; d. December 29, 

Hi. Elizabeth- Addams, b. June 24, 1819 ; m. June 2, 1842, John 
Slaughter, of Ohio. 

VII. John Anderson, * (James, ^ James, ^ James, i) b. 
January 4:, 1783 ; d. March 5, 1863, in Minneapolis, Minnesota; 
m., April 27, 1821, Margaret McAllen; they had issue: 

11. ii. Drusilla, b. February 10, 1822; m., 1st., Abner Perkins ; 

m., 2d., Alexander McCormick. 

12. ii. Marqant-Geddes, b. August 19, 1824; m. David Edwards. 

13. ' Hi. James-Garland-McAllen, b. July 8, 1827 ; m. Margaretta 

J. Keiuiedy. 

VIII. Chambers Anderson, * (James, ^ James, ^ James, i) 
b. November 1, 1791, on his father's farm, in Silvers Spring 
township, Cumberland county ; bap. by the Rev'd Samuel 
Waugh, of Silvers Spring church ; removed to Chester, Illi- 
nois, where he d. December 28, 1858; m., February 15, 1837, 
Ellen T. Feeples, of Fannetsburg, Franklin county, Penn- 

Anderson of Donegal. 29 

sylvania: b. April 22, 1813; d. December 21, 1882; both 
buried at Chester, Illinois ; they had issue : 

14. i. ^f7oZp/m.'i-^??jfri, b. November 29, 1837; m. Eunice Eliza- 

beth Jones. 
ii. Thomas- Chcnnhers, b. at Fannetsburg; killed May 9, 1862, 

in the great Eebellion, at the battle of Farmington, 

Hi. William-Curtis-PcepJes. b. April 10, 1843, at Chester, 

Illinois; d. August 25, 1867. 
iv. Jlfar2/-i^ra7ices, b. January 15, 1846; m„ John M. Wright. 
V. S(th-Allen, b. February 13, 1852; d. January 30, 1854. 
vi. Joshua-Tate, b. November 29, 1856. 

IX. Joseph-Tate Andeeson,^ (James, ^ James, ^ James, ^ 
James, 1) b. Aug. 19, 1800, at Marietta, Lancaster county. Pa. ; 
d. Jan. 17, 1854 ; m., first, March 25, 1835, Jane McMoedie: 
d. March 28, 1837. They had issue : 

15. i. Jamcs-McMordie,h. July 15, 1836; m. Elizabeth P. Barker. 
Joseph-Tate Anderson m., secondly, April 15, 1847, Cor- 
nelia S. Rock. They had issue : 

ii. Mary-Susan, b. Marcli 14, 1848. 
Hi. Joseph-Tate, b. July 19, 1851. 

X. James Anderson, ^ (Thomas, ^ James, ^ James, ^ James, ^ ) 
b. March 7, 1812 ; d. Dec. 15, 1882, in the house in which he 
was born, on his patrimonial estate. He was prominent and 
influential in his political associations, and represented Cum- 
berland county in the Pennsylvania Legislature of 1856 and 
'57. A director of the Carlisle Bank. His undeviating integrity 
and practical wisdom caused him to be sought after in counsel 
and in private and public trusts. He m., June 20, 1843, Mary 
Elizabeth Ayres, daughter of William Ayres, Esq., of Har- 
risburg. {see Ayres record.) They had issue : 

i. Mary-JElizaleth, b. April 18, 1844; d. April 15, 1870 ; buried 
at Silvers Spring church; ra., June 6, 1867, Dr. Richard 
M. Crain, of Hogestown, Cumberland county, (see 
Grain record.) 

ii. Ellen-Allen, b. June 14, 1845. 

Hi. Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1847. 

iv. Althea, b. May 20, 1849; m., Dec. 23, 1873,e7o/m C. Parker 
of Cumberland county. Fa., and had (surname Parker) 
Mary -Anderson, Sarah-Chamhers, and Eleanor-Ander- 

30 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. William- Ayres, b. March 1, 1852; d. March 3, 1856. 
vi. Susan-Ayres, b. Dec. 19, 1853 ; d. Jan. 29, 1883. 
vii. Jenny-Ayres, b. Aug. 4, 1856. 

XL Drusilla Anderson, 5 (John,* James, ^ James, ^ 
James, 1) b. February 10, 1822; was twice married: first, 
Abner Perkins, b. October 10, 1821 ; d. September 14, 1853. 
They had issue (surname Perkins) : 

i. Sarah Jf., b. August 8, 1847; m., Dec. 24, 1872, William 
E. Clarke ; and had four children. 

Drusilla Anderson (Perkins) m., secondly, Nov. 28, 1858, 
Alexander McCormick of Lock Haven, Pa., b. Nov. 25, 
1817; d. Jan. 14, 1877; and had Agnes A. Mrs. McCormick 
resides at Clarinda, Page county, Iowa. 

XII. Margaret-Geddes Anderson,^ (John,* James, ^ 
James. 2 James, i) b. August 19, 1824; m., Nov. 12, 1845, 
David Edwards, now of Sherman, Texas. They had issue 
(surname Edwards) : 

i. Drusilla-Elizabeth. 
ii. Catharine. 
Hi. Sarah-Isabella, 
iv. Mary-Ellen. 
V. David-Anderson, 
vi. William- Alexander. 
vii. John-Walter, 
viii. Margaret- Mg Allen. 

XIII. James-Garland-Mc Allen Anderson, ^ (John,* 
James,3 James,^ James,i) b. July 8, 1827; d. Oct. 21, 1862, 
at Chester, III. ; was a graduate of Dickinson College ; m. Mar- 
garetta J. Kennedy of Chester, 111. They had issue : 

i. John-Kennedy^ b. Aug. 14, 1854; d. Jan. 7, 1855. 
ii. Hettie-Margaret, b. Oct. 31, 1856; d. Dec. 26, 1857. 
HI. Francis- Chambers, b. March 12,1859; m., May 19, 1883, 
Georgie-Hyse McKeig ; now living in Louisville, Ky. 

XIV. Adolphus-Albert Anderson, 5 (Chambers,* James, ^ 
James, 2 James, i) b. Nov. 29, 1837, in Fannetsburg, Franklin 
county. Pa.; taken to Chester, 111., in 1841; m., Feb. 8, 1865, 
Eunice Elizabeth Jones of Chester. They hadissue : 

i. Elle^i- Elizabeth, b. Nov. 23, 1865. 
ii. Eunice-Euth, b. April 27, 1868. 

Anderson of Donegal, 31 

in. Mabel-Dean, h. April 30, 1870. 
iv. Albert-Clark, h. June 2, 1872. 
V. Eloise,h. Feb. 7,1881. 

XY. James McMordie Andersojst, ^ (Joseph-Tate, ^ James, '^ 
James, 2 James, ^ James, ^) b. July 15, 1836, at Marietta, Lan- 
caster county, Pa. ; m., July 6, 1860, ELIZABETH P. Barker ; 
now residing at Daisey, Leavenwortli county, Kansas. They 
had issue : 

i. Jennie-Elizabeth, b. May 28, 1861. 
a. Nellie-Boyd, b. Oct. 23, 1865, 
Hi. Maggie, b. Oct. 21, 1873. 

32 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. Jacob Awl, b. August 6, 1727, in the north of Ireland; 
d., September 26, 1793, in Paxtang township, Dauphin county, 
Pa. The name should properly be spelled Auld, and the first 
settler wrote it AuL, which the descendants have changed into 
Awl. He learned the trade of a tanner. Was a man of 
means when he came to America, and settled, at an early date, 
■ in Paxtang, near his relative, John Harris, of Harris' ferry, 
where he took up a large tract of land, which he improved, 
erected a tannery, and on which he lived to the time of his 
death. He became a prominent personage in Paxtang, was an 
ensign and lieutenant in Colonel John Elder's battalion of 
rangers in the frontier wars from 1756 to 1764, and at the out- 
set of the war for independence, aided by his counsel and 
his purse, in organizing the associated battalions of Lancaster 
county, which did such effective service in the Revolution. 
When the new county of Dauphin was erected, Mr. Awl was 
appointed one of the commissioners in the act relating thereto, 
and John Harris afterwards appointed him one of the trustees 
or commissioners for the public grounds ceded by him, at the 
laying out of the town of Harrisburg, for public uses. He 
was a representative man, influential and potential in the county, 
yet preferred domestic retirement to the struggle of office, and 
when he was offered the nomination for representative in the 
General Assembly, he positively declined. Over his grave, in 
the burial ground of old Paxtang church, is a stone with this 
inscription : 

it acred to the memory 



Who departed this life Sept. 26th 1793 
Aged 66 Years 1 month and 20 Days 

Awl of Paxtang. 33 

Tliis stone is placed over his remains by 
his relict and children as a testimony of 
their Regard for his many virtues. 
Is he perhaps your Guardian Angel still 
O widow, children, live as would obey his will 
So shall you join him on that happy shore 
Where death or grief will visit you no more. 

Jacob Awl m., July 26, 1759, by Eev. John Elder, Sarah 
Sturgeon ; b. September 1, 1739 ; d. June, 1809, in Paxtang, 
and with her husband there buried. She was the daughter of 
Jeremiah Sturgeon, one of the first settlers. They had issue : 

i. James, b. May 10, 1760 ; d. s. p. 

a. Elizabeth, b. N'ovember 18, 1761 ; d., 1850, at Harrisburg; 
m. John Elder, b. August 3, 1759 ; d. April 27, 1811 ; son 
of Kev. John Elder, (see Elder record.) 

2. Hi. Sarah, b. February 24, 1764; m. Timothy Green, jr. 

iv. Samuel, b. July 1, 1766; d. in early life in Pliiladelphia. 
V. Margaret, b. September 8, 1768. 
vi. Jacob, b. Marcli 26, 1771 ; m. and left issue. 

3. vii. Samuel, b. March 5, 1773; m. Mary Maclay. 

4. via. Jane, b. September 25, 1774; m. Thomas Gregg. 

ix. Rachel, b. March 17, 1778. 
X. Agnes, b. June 17, 1780. 
xi. Thomas, b. October 13, 1782. 
xii. James, b. August 17, 1784. 

II. Sarah Awl,^ (JacoD,i) b. February 24, 1764, in Pax- 
tang townsliip, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa. ; d, about 
1835, in Chillicothe, 0. ; m., February 25, 1783, by Eev. 
John Elder, Timothy Green, Jr.,* b. September 7, 1765, in 

* Timothy Green, son of Kobert Green, was born about 1733, on 
the " Monoday," Hanover township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, 
Pa. ; d. February 27, 1812, at Dauphin, Pa., and is buried in the old 
graveyard there. His father, of Scotch ancestry, came from the 
north of Ireland about 1725, locating near the Kittochtinny moun- 
tains on Manada creek. The flrst record we have of the son is sub- 
sequent to Braddock's defeat, when the frontier settlers were threat- 
ened with extermination by the marauding savages. Timothy Green 
assisted in organizing a company, and for at least seven years was 
chiefly in active service in protecting the settlers from the fury of the 
blood-thirsty Indian. In the Bouquet expedition he commanded a 
company of Provincial troops. For his services at this time, the 
Proprietaries granted him large tracts of land in Buffalo valley and 

34 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hanover township, now Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. in 1820, at 
ChilHcothe, O., where he was among the earliest settlers. We 
have the following account of that wedding : 

"On the morning of the wedding, the party accompanying 
Mr. Green came riding ' down the lane ' to M]'. Awl's house, 

on Bald Eagle creek. At the outset of the Kevolution, Captain 
Green became an earnest advocate for independence, and the Hanover 
resolutions of June 4, 1774, passed unanimously by the meeting of 
which he was chairman, show that he was intensely patriotic. He 
was one of the Committee of Safety of the Province, which met 
November 22, 1774, in Lancaster, and issued hand-bills to the import 
that " agreeable to the resolves and recommendations of the Ameri- 
can Continental Congress, that the freeholders and others qualified 
to vote for representatives in Assembly choose, by ballot, sixty per- 
sons for a Committee of Observation, to observe the conduct of all 
persons towards the actions of the General Congress ; the committee, 
wlien elected, to divide the country into districts and appoint mem- 
bers of the committee to superintend each district, and any six so 
appointed to be a quorum, etc." Election was lield on Thursday, 
15th December, 1774, and, among others, Timothy Green was elected 
from Hanover. This body of men were in correspondence with 
Joseph Reed, Charles Thompson, George Clymer, John Benezet, 
Samuel Mereditli, Thomas Mifflin, etc., of Philadelphia, and others. 
They met at Lancaster again, April 27, 1775, when notice was taken 
of General Gage's attack upon the inhabitants of Massachusetts 
Bay, and a general meeting called for the 1st of May, at Lancaster. 
Upon the erection of the county of Dauphin, Colonel Green was the 
oldest justice of tlie peace in commission, and, under the Constitu- 
tion of 1776, he was presiding justice of the courts. He continued 
therein until, under the Constitution of 1790, wliich required the 
presiding judge "to be learned in the law," Judge Atlee was ap- 
pointed. After his retirement, Judge Green returned to his quiet 
farm at the mouth of Stony creek, where he had erected a mill and 
other improvements. He was thrice married : m., first, in 1760, Effy 
EiNNEY Robinson, daughter of James and Jean Finney, and widow 
of Thomas Robinson. She d. December 28, 1765, and is buried in old 
Hanover church graveyard. They had issue : 

^. Jbsep/t,b. March 29, 1761. 
ii. Behecca, b. 1763 ; d. July 30, 1837 ; m. Colonel William 

Allen, [see Allen record.) 
in. Timothy, b. September 7, 1765; m, Sarah Awl. 

Colonel Green m., secondly, in 1771, Jean Edmundston; d. Feb- 
ruary 18. 1774; interred in Hanover church graveyard. They had 
issue : 

Alvl of Paxtang. 35 

all in the style of the day. The groom wore his hat with three 
black plumes, long stockings, knee-breeches, buckles, &c. It 
was a gay affair for those days. On the Sunday following, all 
went to the Eev. Mr. Elder's church. Jenny Awl, sister of 
the bride, it seems, was one of the singers for tune raising on 
that occasion. She had made her debut, having sent to Phila- 
delphia for a handsome pair of stays, which she wore that day ; 
but caused some stir by fainting, and having to be carried out." 
They had issue (surname Grreen) : * 

i. Jacob-Awl, was a successful merchant of Lancaster, O., 
a member of the Ohio Legislature, and a prominent 
citizen of that State ; m. and left issue. 
a. Timothy-Awl, m. and left issue. 
Hi. William- A^vl, m. and left issue. 

iv. Joseph-Awl, m. and left issue ; owned extensive paper 
mills at Lancaster, 0.,and was largely engaged in busi- 
ness operations. 
V. Effie, d. unm., at the age of forty years. 

III. Samuel Awl,^ (Jacob, ^ ) b., March 5, 1773, in Pax- 

iv. Bosavna, b. July 2, 1772 ; d. December 80, 1820 ; m. Robert 
Sterrett, son of David Sterrett and Rachel Lmis. The 
Sterretts were early settlers in Donegal township, from 
which locality the family has spread over the State, 
The father of Robert Sterrett settled in Hanover about 
1741, but subsequently removed to the old homestead in 
Donegal. The Sterretts, however, became allied to 
many of the Hanover families, and the history of this 
family would elucidate much of the history of the 
others. Robert Sterrett and Rosanna Green removed 
to the Kishacoquillas valley, where some of their de- 
scendants yet reside. They had a large family, seven 
sons and six daughters. 
Colonel Green m., thirdly, in 1775, Mary Ijstnes, daughter of 
Brice Innes and Elizabeth Graham of Hanover. She survived her 
husband twenty years. They had issue : 

V. Innes, b. March 25, 1776; d. August 4, 1839; m. Rebecca 

Murray, [see Murrays of Sioatara.) 
vi. Elizabeth, b. December 17, 1779; m., January 10, 1805, by 
Rev. JST. R. Snowden, John Lytle, b. 1772; d. 1808; son 
of Joseph Lytle and Sarah Morrison of Lytle's Ferry, 
on the Susquehanna. 
vii. Bichard, d. January 10, 1789; d. May, 1852; unm. 
via. Mary, b. October 24, 1792; d. November 14, 1857, 

36 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

tang township, then Lancaster county, Pa. ; d., July 1, 1842, 
in Augusta township, ISTorthumberland county. Pa. ; in the 
early part of his life was engaged in the mercantile business in 
Harrisburg, but about 1800 removed to a farm in Augusta 
township, Northumberland county, one mile east of Sunbury, 
where he resided during life ; served as commissioner of the 
county, was a justice of the peace, and filled other offices of 
trust ; he was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, 
and during the anti-masonic crusade, one of the few who kept 
vip old Lodge No. 22, at Sunbury. Mr. Awl, m., April 27, 
1795, Mary Maclay; b., March 19, 1776, at Harris' Ferry; d. 
August 13, 1823 ; daughter of Hon. William Maclay and Mary 
McOlure Harris. They had issue : 

i. William- Maclay, b., May 24, 1799, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d.," 
November 19, 1876, in Columbus, O. He studied medi- 
cine and graduated at Jefferson College, Philadelphia. 
He at first located near Lancaster, O., in 1825; bu-t 
shortly after removed to Somerset, in that State. In 
1833, he went to Columbus, and was appointed physician 
at the State prison. While acting in that capacity, the 
lamentable condition of the few insane persons there 
confined for want of a better asylum, first awoke in him 
a desire to ameliorate their condition. Out of this sym- 
pathy came his suggestion, in 1835, for the organization 
of the Ohio Medical Association, through which grew 
all, save one, of the benevolent institutions of that 
State. Upon the incorporation of the Ohio Lunatic 
Asylum in 1837, he was appointed, first, a director, and 
afterwards superintendent. He occupied the position 
for twelve years, resigning in 1850. In 1844, at the 
meeting of the American Medical Association, Dr. Awl 
first proposed the education of feeble-minded persons. 
Governor Todd, in 1862, appointed him Superintendent 
of the State Capitol, which office he held six years. In 
his declining years, he served as physician to the Ohio 
Institution for the Blind, which he had been largely in- 
strumental in organizing. He was alike useful, dis- 
tinguished, and respected in the church. He was a 
member of the First Presbyterian church of Columbus, 
and chosen an elder in 1856, in which office he served to 
the day of his death with distinguished devotion and 
fidelity. Dr. Awl m. January 28, 1830, Rebecca Loug- 
hey, of Circleville, O., and ha.d Mar y-Harris, John, Wood- 
ward, Maggie, and Jennie. 

Awl of Paxtang. 37 

ii. Mary-Harris, h. September 1, 1802; d. Kovember 29, 1870 ; 
m. William C. Gearliart, of Rush township, Northum- 
berland county, Pa., and they had Maclay, Mary-Ann^ 
Washington, and Charles. 

Hi. Charles- Maclay , b. January 5, 1804; d. s. p. 

iv. Eleanor- Maclay , b. November 22, 1806 ; a widow, residing 
in Sunbury,Pa. ; m.Ezra Grosman, many years engaged 
in the printing business in New York city; their only 
child, John-Ira, was wounded in the first battle of Bull 
run, and died soon after. 

V. Charles- Samuel, b. August 1, 1808; removed early in life 
to Peoria county, 111., where he engaged in farming ; was 
a justice of the peace several years, up to the time of his 
death; m. Lucy Duncan, of New Berlin, Pa., and they 
had Ellen, George, Harriet, Lucy, William, Samuel, and 
Robert- Harris. 

vi. George- Washington, b. July 27, 1810 ; d., September 4, 1829, 

in Augusta township, Noithumberland county. Pa. 
vii. Sarah-lr^vin, b. June 1, 1812 ; resides in Sunbury, Pa. ; m. 
Hon. George C. Welker, of Sunbury, and they had 
Amelia-E., Annie-M., William-I., Bachael, J.-Cares, 
Sarah- A., Eliza, George- J., and 3Iary. 
via. Hester-Hall, b. August 16,1814; I'esides in Sunbury, Pa. ; 
m. William Brindel, a nephew of Governor Ritner, and 
they had Behecca, Dyson, Ezra, Jane, and Ann. 

ix. Elizabeth- Jane, b. November 28, 1816; m. Daniel Rohr- 
bach, and they had Ellen, Harris, Elmira, Clara, Eliza- 
beth, and Jerome. 

X. Bobert- Harris, b. December 27, 1819; studied medicine 
and graduated from Pennsylvania Medical College, 
Philadelphia, in 1842 ; practiced medicine at Gratztown 
and Halifax, in Pennsylvania, and afterwards at Colum- 
bus, O., where for three years he was an assistant phy- 
sician in the State Lunatic Asylum, resigning on ac- 
count of ill-health; he returned to Sunbury in 1849, 
where he again resumed practice, and now resides ; was 
elected treasurer of Northumberland county in 1863. 
Dr. Awl was twice married ; m. first, Eliza Bower, who 
deceased shortly after; m. secondly, November 21, 1849, 
Rebecca Pursel, and their children 'AYQWilliam-Maclay , 
Elleyi-E., and Mary-Pursel. 

lY. Jane Awl,^ (Jacob, i) b., September 25, 1774, in 
Paxtang; cI, May, 1832, in Chillicothe, O. ; was twice m. ; 

38 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

first, to Thomas Gregg, b. about 1770 ; d. in 1805, at Cliilli- 
cothe 0. ; was several years a prominent merclaant in Harris- 
bnrg, Pa., where he married the daughter of Jacob Awl; sub- 
sequently removed to the '' Far West," in that day the State 
of Ohio — at Chillicothe, where he lived and died. They had 
issue (surname Grregg): 

i. Sarah- Sturc/eon, d. in Chillicothe, O., December 1830 ; m. 
William Steele, son of Rev. Robert Steele of Pittsburgh, 
and had Jane, Isabell, m. Joseph R. Porter, and Freder- 
4. ii. Margaret-Ferguson, m., first, William D. Clarie; second, 
William^T). Skerrett. ! 1 1 i i i . / '\ '• . . ( ' 
Hi. Bohert-Natlian-Awl, d. at tneage of twenty-three, unm. 

Mrs. Jane Awl Grregg, m., secondly, Hon. Archibald 
Macleak Xo issue. 

Y. Margaret Ferguson Gregg, ^ (Jane,^ Jacob, i) b. 
January 2, 1799, in Harrisburg; d. August 24, 186-1, in Cin- 
cinnati, O. ; was twice married: m. first, in 1817, William D. 
Clarie, of Philadelphia ; d. 1822. They had issue (surname 
Clarie) : 

i. Jane-Mary, b. May 11, 1820, in Chillicotlie', O. ; m. Lewis 
French, b. January 24, 1814, in Troy, O. ; son of Asa 
French and Sarah Benham ; graduated from Denison 
University in 1840; was an educator ten years; gradu- 
ated from the Law School of the Cincinnati University 
in 1853, and was in the active practice of his profession 
until 1882, since which time, occasionally, in the higher 
courts of his own State and of the United States; their 
only son, Morris- Stroud French, b- September 28, 1856, 
in Cincinnati, O. ; educated in the public schools and 
University of Cincinnati ; a two years' course in medi- 
cine in the medical college at Cincinnati, graduating 
from Jefferson Medical College in 1876; is in the active 
practice of his profession at Philadelphia, where he now 
holds the office of police surgeon ; he m. in 1877, Fannie 
Boyd, only daughter of Thomas A. and Susan W. Boyd, 
and they have Susan- Whitmore. 

Mrs. Clarie, m., secondly, April 7, 1825, William Henry 
Skerrett, of Philadelphia, b. February 4, 1792; d., July 17, 

Awl of Paxtang. 


1864, at Cincinnati, 0. ; son of Joseph Skerretf* and Marj 
Eva Humbert. They had issue (surname Skerrett) : 

i. Ann, b. December 27 1825; d. s. p. 

n. Mary-Ann, m. Morris Robeson 8troud, of Philadelphia. 

in. Elizabeth. 

iv. Joseph-Salathiel, captain in United States Navy ; m. 
Maggie Love Taylor, daughter of Captain Algernon 
Sidney Taylor, United States Marine Corps. 
V. William-Henry, m. Ella-Virginia Delemere Browne, 
daughter of John M. Browne of California. 

vi. Margaret-3£aria-Denning, d. December 14, 1879 ; m. Ben- 
jamin Evans of Cincinnati, O. 

*JosEPH Skerrett, b. September 17, 1752; d. June 11, 1804; m., 
June 20, 1776, by Rev. Henry Muhlenberg, Mary Eva Humbert, 
d. in 1812; both of Philadelphia. They had issue: 

i. Eliza, b. March 19, 1777. 

ii. Margaret, b. February 2, 1779; m. George Tryon. 
Hi. Mary, b. January 15, 1781 ; d. January 23, 1857. 
•^- iv. Joseph- Warner, b. December 24, 1782; d. s. p. 
V. James, b. December 18, 1784; m. Jane Armatt. 
vi. George-Adam, b. March 22, 1787; d. June 27, 1862; m. 

Ann Pan coast. 
vii. Kitty, b. March 22, 1787; d. 1812; m. John Parham. 
via. William-Henry, b. February 4, 1792; d. July 17, 1864; m. 
Mrs. Margaret Ferguson Gregg Clarie. ' 
ix. Dxvid-Ckristie, b. August 6, 1796 ; m. Fannie Bailey. 

40 Pennsylvania 


[The name "Aj^res," with its s3''noiiyms Ajers, Ayre, 
Eyre, &c., is not uncommon; commentators differ as to its 
origin. Lower in "Family Names," London, 1860, derives it 
from "Hseres,'' an heir. Whilst Ferguson in his "Name 
System," derives it from old Saxon "Hari," warrior.] 

L Samuel Ayres, of the county Antrim, Province of 
Ulster, Ireland, born of Scottish Covenanter ancestors, arrived 
in Philadelphia with his wife and daughters in 1745. The 
voyage across the ocean was protracted, causing much suffer- 
ing for want of water. His wife was Margaret Richmond, 
who died in Philadelphia in 1746. He then moved to the 
Scotch-Irish 'settlement at Deep Run, Bucks county. Pa., 
where he died in 1747. They had issue, all born in Ireland : 

2. i. William., b. 1720 ; m. Mary Kean. 
ii. John, d. young. 
Hi. Mary, m. John Kean, of Philadelphia county, Pa. ; and d. 

soon after marriage ; s. p. 
iv. Mizaheth, b. 1731 ; d. December 28, 1818 ; buried in Abing- 
ton cemetery ; m. Anthony McNeil, a fellow-passenger, 
also from the north of Ireland, who founded the McNeil 
family of Montgomery county, Pa. Their children 
were, Samuel, m. Mary Palmer, whose daughter, Sarah 
McNeil Heaton, of Philadelphia, in 1875, at the age of 
eighty-nine, could relate many incidents connected with 
her grandmother and family, and seemed to be the con- 
necting link between the present generation and the kin- 
dred who came over nearly a century and a half before ; 
Margaret; Hiram, m. Elizabeth Reed of Dauphin 
county, and was an associate judge of Montgomery 
county over twenty years ; Ayres ; and Mary. 
V. Margaret^va. John Moore, andleft one daughter, Elizabeth. 

II. William Ayres, ^ (Samuel, i) b. in 1720, in the county 
Antrim, Ireland, came to the Province of Pennsylvania previous 
to 1745, in advance of his father's family, and settled in the 

Ayres Family. 41 

country contiguous to the Pennepack, then Philadelphia county, 
Pa. In the j^ear 1773, William Ayres with all his family, ex- 
cepting Samuel and Charles, who remained in the old locality, 
moved to the West, then in Paxtang township, Lancaster 
county, now Middle Paxtang, Dauphin county. Pa., and settled 
the farm on the east side of Peter's mountain, where the turn- 
pike crosses, three miles above Dauphin. The common road 
terminated at that point, and in the course of time, he constructed 
the first road across the mountain. In the map of purchase 
from the Indians, only twenty-four years previously, the country 
west of the mountain is entitled " Saint Anthony's wilderness." 
Although nearly sixty years old, we find him doing Pevolution- 
arv service in Caj)tain Richard Manning's Company of the 4th 
Battalion of Lancaster county. Colonel James Burd, March 13, 
1776. In the winter of 1784-5, he was accidentally drowned 
in Fishing creek, near old Fort Hunter, his wife having died 
previously, and both were buried in the old graveyard above 
Dauphin, where sleep all the oldest residents of that section of 
the country. William Ayres m. Mary Kean, daughter of 
Charles Kean,* of the same locality. They had issue, all born 
in Philadelphia county, now Moreland township, Montgomery 
county, Pennsylvania : 

3. i. Samuel, b. March 28, 1749 ; m. Deborah Yerkes. 

4. ii. Charles, b. 1750; m. Esther Yerkes. 

5. Hi. John, b. February 9, 1752 ; m. Mary Montgomery. 

w. Margaret, b. October 9, 1754; d. December 24, 1823; m. 
William Forster. (see Forster record.) 

V. Esther, (Hetty,) b. 1755 ; d. March 2, 1830 ; m., March 81, 
1782, by Rev. John Elder, James Eeed, of one of the 
oldest families of Paxtang township, and located on 
Scull's map of 1759, and for whom Eeed township, Dau- 
phin county, was named. Their children (surname 
Reed) were, John, Deborah, Elizabeth, b. September 11, 
1787; m. her cousin, Judge McNeil, of Montgomery 
county ; William, b. July 9, 1789 ; d. November 6, 1864 ; 
m., first, Elizabeth Steele ; m., secondly, Clara Hatfield ; 
he was a highly esteemed and prominent man in his 
county; and Mary, m. Thomas McConnell. 

* Charles Kean, d. September 5, 1747, aged forty-six. His tomb- 
stone bears nearly the earliest date in Abington graveyard. 

42 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

III. Samuel Ayres,^ (William, 2 SamueV) b. March 28, 
1749 ; became a prominent citizen, a substantial farmer, and an 
elder in the Presbyterian church at Abington ; license to 
marry issued December 12, 1772, (Penn'a Arch., 2d ser., vol. 
V.,) and January 17, 1773, m. Deborah Yeekes, eldest daugh- 
ter of Silas Yerkes and his wife, Hannah Durgan, of Welsh 
descent, and Baptists in religion, whose ancestors arrived at an 
early period from Holland, whither they had fled from their 
fatherland on account of religious persecution, and settled in 
that part of Montgomerj^ county called "North Wales" to this 
day, Samuel Ayres d. October 26, 1804, and his wife d. Feb- 
ruary 11, 1826 ; both buried in the cemetery of old Abington 
church, a stronghold of Presbyterianism founded in 1709. 
They had issue : 

i. Silas, b. June 15, 1774; d. Kovember 13, 1795. 

6. a. William, b. December 23, 1776 ; m- Mary Shelmire. 

Hi. Esther, (Hetty,) b. September 15, 1781 ; m., November 20, 
1800, John Carr, of Mo;itgomery county. Pa. 

7. iv. Eiizaheth, b. February 25, 1791 ; m. James Comly. 

8. V. Hiram, b. August 13, 1795; m. Mary Ralston. 

lY. Charles Ayres,^ (William,^ Samuel,^) b. 1750; d., 
1806, in Montgomery county. Pa. ; m. Esther Yerkes, sister 
of his brotb^er Samuel's wife. Had one child, Mary ; b. Janu- 
ary 10, 17^0 ; d. July 24, 1869 ; buried in the Baptist cemetery 
a'u ?^avisville, Bucks county ; she m. Jonathan Yerkes of 
Moreland township, Montgomery county. Pa., leaving issue. 

V. John Ayres, ^ (William, 2 Samuel, i) b. February 9 
1752. At the age of twenty-one years, accompanied his father 
and family in their movement to Paxtang township, Lancaster, 
now Dauphin county. Pa.; subsequently became the owner of 
the homestead there established, and added thereto a certain 
tract of land called "Ayresburg." In 1775, on the first call for 
volunteers for the Revolutionary army, he enlisted in Captain 
Matthew Smith's company of riflemen, formed in Lancaster 
county, and joined the expedition against Quebec under Mont- 
gomery, but, whilst the army lay before Boston waiting orders, 
he took sick and was invalided. On the 13th March, 1776, 
he again enlisted in Captain Manning's company, 4th Battalion 

Ay res Family. 43 

of Lancaster county, commanded by Colonel James Burd. His 
father and several of his connections belonged to the same 
company. The Oracle of Dauphin^ in announcing his death, 
August 17, 1825, remarks that "he was the last of the Revo- 
lutionary |)atriots in his neighborhood." John Ayres was 
twice married; m. first, in 1781, Mary Montgomery, daughter 
of Greneral William Montgomery of Mahoning, now Danville, 
Pa., who died at the age of twenty-three years, without issue. 
He m., secondly, in 1786, Jane Lytle, eldest daughter of 
Joseph Lytle of Lytle's Ferry, in Upper Paxtang township, 
Dauphin county, Penna. Jane Lytle was born near Ander- 
son's Ferry, March 1, 1767; d. in Harrisburg, Pa., May 7, 1831. 
The old burying-ground. one mile above Dauphin, contains the 
remains of this branch of the Ayres family, with one exception. 
They had issue, all b. in Middle Paxtang township, Dauphin 
county. Pa. : 

i. Sarah-Ellen, b. March 9, 1787; d. August 17, 1864; unm. 

9. a. TFi'ZZiarii, b. December 14, 1788; m. Mary Elizabeth Bucher. 

in. Mary, b, December 17, 1790; d. September 17, 1868; unm. 

iv. Margaret, b. February 25, 1793; d. December 23, 1867 ; m. 

James Forster. [see Forster record.) 
V. John-Lytle, b. .June 7, 1795; d. August 10, 1857; unm. 
vi- Matilda, b. June 7, 1797 ; d. July 2, 1872; m., April 30, 
1826, William Armstrong of Daupliin county, Pa., and 
had Jane, John, Charles, and William. 
vii. Eliza-Jane, b. January 17, 1806; d. August 2, 1830; unm. 

YL William Ayres, ^ (Samuel, ^ William, ^ Samuel, ^j far- 
mer, of Huntingdon Yalley, Morelancl township, Montgomery 
county. Pa., b. December 23, 1776; d. December 14, 1854; 
m., January 22, 1801, Mary Shelmire of the same locality, 
who was b. February 24, 1776 ; d. August 30, 1846 ; both 
buried in Abington churchyard. They had issue: 

i. Charles, b. December 24, 1801 ; unm. 
a. Deborah, b. March 21, 1803 ; d. July 10, 1854 ; m., Decem- 
ber 14, 1825, David Ships. 
Hi. Samuel, b. September 20, 1805; d. June 24, 1866 ; m., June 

15, 1829, Emily W. Sheetz, and had William, b. Feb. 

16, 1831 ; m., December 23, 1858, Sarah B. Blake, and 
had one daughter, Margaret; Catharine; and Mary-Ann, 
m. Edwin R. Rose. 

iv. Eachael, b. November 8, 1816; m. William H.Hart. 

44 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VII. Elizabeth Ayres,'^ (Samuel,^ William,^ Samuel/ 
b. February 25, 1791, in Montgomery county, Pa. ; cl. August 
25, 1863. Her name and memory have been perpetuated in 
" Betliayres," an important' station on the North Pennsylvania 
railroad. She m., in 1812, James Comly, a descendant of Henry 
Comly and Joan. Tyler, who came to Philadelphia with Wil- 
liam Penn in 1682. He was a prominent man in his county, 
a member of the Legislature, and a justice of the peace. They 
lived at the " Manor House " in Moreland township, Mont- 
gomery county. (This township was named for Nicholas More, 
who bought the land from William Penn, established it as a 
"Manor," and wielded authority as "Lord of ihe Manor" dur- 
ing his life.) They had issue (surname Comly) : 

i. FravlcUn-Ayres, b. March 12, 1813 ; president of the jSTorth 
Pennsylvania railroad ; unm. 

U. Sarali-W., b. October 29, 1814; m., 1839, William L. Pax- 
son, whose ancestors arrived with William Penn in 1682, 
and settled in Bucks county. They had Franklin C, 
Eliza A-, and Aanie W. 

Hi. Joshua, b. April 7, 1819 ; m. Catharine Peters. 

iv. Samuel W., b. DeceraberlT, 1820; d. May 25,1884, in San 
Francisco ; m. Julia E. Peters. 

yill. PIiRAM Ayres,'^ (Samuel, 3 William, ^ Samuel, i) b. 
in Montgomery county, Pa., August 13. 1795; d. October 17, 
1870. Moved to Philadelphia in 1828, when his name ap- 
pears in the Directory as a " teacher," at Schuylkill Seventh and 
Eace. December 14, 1848, appointed by Governor Wm. F. 
Johnston, " Bank Inspector" for the city and county of Phila- 
delphia, and held this office until February 12, 1862. Elected 
one of the Commissioners of the old Spring Grarden District 
previous to the " consolidation " in 1854. An elder in the 
Presbyterian church. He was a man of exemplary character^ 
learning, and ability. Mr. Ayres m., first, May 22, 1817, 
Mary Ralston, of Philadelphia; b. in 1796; d. July 11, 
1864 ; both buried at Abington church. They had issue: 

i. George Ralston, b. in Montgomery county, Pa., March 20, 
1818: d. July 16,1881; m., December 23, 1852, Ellen 
Weatherly, daughter of David Weatherly of Philadel- 
phia ; b. November 17, 1826; d. May 20, 1880; both 
buried in Woodland cemetery ; and had Mary, Hiram, 
Isabella, and Ellen. 

Ayres Family. 45 

10. ii. TFi7h'am,b. March 27,1820: m., 1st, Elizabeth DeArmand 
Chambers; 2d, Ellen L. Wolf. 

Hiram Ayres m., secondly, January 12, 1865, in Holmes- 
bnrg, Philadelphia county, Elizabeth Neville, daughter of 
Charles and Elizabeth Neville, of Somerset county. New Jer- 
sey, who survived her husband, and d. May 2, 1873 ; buried in 
the old Pennepack church cemetery, near Bustleton. 

IX. William Ayees,^ (John,^ William, ^ Samuel, i) b., 
December 14, 1788, at the homestead in Middle Paxtang town- 
ship, Dauphin county. Pa. ; d., May 26, 1866, in Harrisburg, Pa. 
William Ayres, in 1819, quit the farm to enter upon more con- 
genial pursuits. First, a justice of the peace by commission from 
Governor Findlay, and afterwards by Governor Shulze ; then ap- 
pointed, in 1824, by Governor Hiester, major of the 16th regiment 
Pennsylvania militia. Becoming a citizen of Harrisburg, he was 
admitted to the bar of Dauphin county May 3, 1826. Elected 
to the Pennsylvania Legislature for the years 1833, '34, and '35, 
he became prominent in the political party to which he was at- 
tached, and one of the most eloquent and persistent advocates 
for the establishment of the free-school system of Pennsylvania. 
Elected to the councils of the borough, he projected the water- 
works, which were constructed and completed in 1841, mainly 
through his individual efforts. In 1841, he was elected a di- 
rector of the United States Bank, at Philadelphia. In 1850, he 
organized the Harrisburg gas compan}^, and, as first president, 
constructed the works, which were a success from the begin- 
ning. In 1853, on the solicitation of the citizens of Huntingdon, 
he became president of the Huntingdon and Broad Top rail- 
road ; put the road under contract, and in course of construc- 
tion, which insured its early completion. He organized the 
Harrisburg and Hamburg railroad company, and was engaged 
in this improvement, as president, with engineers in the field, 
at time of his death. Possessing public confidence, he was the 
recipient of many honorable and responsible trusts. He was 
a man of large 'physique — impressive and handsome appear- 
ance — popular manners, with untiring energy and ambition, 
and unselfish to a fault. His life was a useful one, and his 
works live after him. William Ayres m.. May 16, 1817, Mary 

46 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Elizabeth Buchee, b. April 23, 1795, in Harrisbiirg, Pa. ; 
d. July 31, 1817 {see Bucher record) ; with her husband buried 
in the Harrisburg cemetery. They had issue : 

11. i. Bucher, b. February 3, 1818; m. Jane Alice Lyon. 

ii John, b. September 16, 1819; cl. September 17, 1821; 

buried in old Dauphin graveyard. 
Hi. Mary-Elizabeth, b. June 8,1821 ; m., June 20,1843, James 
Anderson, (see Anderson record.) 

12. iv. WiUiam, b. Marcli 8, 1823 ; m. Ellen Criswell. 

V. Susan-Bucher, b. October 6. 1826; d. August 7, 1861; m., 
December 11, 1856, Andrew J. Jones of Harrisburg, and 
had Mary-Ellen, Andrew, and Susan; all died in in- 
fancy, and, with their parents, are buried in Harrisburg 

13. V'i. George-Bucher, b. February 12, 1829; m. Mary R. Smith. 
vii. Eliza-Jane, b. .January 10, 1831; d. May 10, 1879; m., 

September 23, 1852, Samuel L. Addams of Cumberland 
county, Pa. ; b. January 19,1821 ; d. May 22, 1881; both 
buried in the Shippensburg cemetery. They had Wil- 
Uavi-Ayres and Mary (twins), b. May 12, 1853. 

14. viii. John, b. February 27, 1834; m. Matilda Scott. 

X. William Ayres,^ (Hiram, ^ Samuel, ^ William, 2 
Samuel,!) b. March 27, 1820, in Moreland township, Mont- 
gomery county. Pa.; d. September LO, 1881, in Philadelphia; 
by occupation a merchant and manufacturer, he was eminently 
successful; elected, November 29, 1851, by the commissioners 
of the old Spring Garden district, a director of the Pennsyl- 
vania Eailroad Company, a high and honorable position, which 
he retained until February 6, 1854; m., first, Elizabeth De- 
Armand Chambers, daughter of John Chambers of Philadel- 
phia ; d. March 4, 1873 ; both buried in Woodland cemetery. 
They had issue, all b. in Philadelphia : 

George-Balston, b. June 25, 1846; m. Laura Hayes. 
John- Chambers, b. October 22, 1848; m. Mary C. Beach. 
William-Montgomery, b. May 3, 1851 ; m. Sarah, daughter 

of Benjamin T. Stauffer of Manheim, Pa. 
Louis- Harlotv, b. March 2, 1855; m. Anna T. Cox. 
Mary-Balston, m. James Edwin Huston of Philadelphia. 

William Ayres m., secondly, March 10, 1871, Ellen Louise 
Wolf of Philadelphia. 









Ayres Family. 47 

XL BucHER Ayres, ^ (William,'* John, ^ William, ^ Samuel, i) 
b. February 3, 1818, in Ilarrisburg, Pa. ; civil engineer and 
railroad superintendent; was appointed, by Governor William 
F. Johnston, lieutenant colonel and aide-de-camp ; resides in 
the city of Philadelphia; m., April 11, 1854, Jane-Alice 
LyOjST, b. March 24, 1829 ; daughter of John Lyon of Penn- 
sylvania Furnace, Huntmgdon county. Pa. {see Lyon record.) 
They had issue : 

i. (7/eome, b. September 25, 1855, in Memphis, Tenn. 

ii. Anvie-Lyon, h. February 1, 1857, in Mempiiis, Tenii. ; 

d. April 1, 1875, in Pliiladelphia. 
in. Lyonel, b. September 4, 1858, in Memphis, Tenn. 
iv. Mary-Bucher. b. ISTovember 110, 1860, in Centre county, Pa. 

V. Jenny-Lyon^ b. May 24, 1862, in Centre county, Pa. 
vi. Budier, b. ISTovember 18, 1869, in Centre county, Pa. 

XIL William Bucher Ayres, ^ (William,-* John,^ Wil- 
liam, ^ Samuel,!) b. March 8, 1823, in Middle Paxtang town- 
ship, Dauphin county, Pa. ; a wholesale merchant, in Philadel- 
phia, Pa. ; m. Ellen Criswell, b. August 17, 1821 ; d. De- 
cember 8, 1863 ; buried in McVeytown, Pa. ; daughter of Hon. 
James Criswell of Mifflin county, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Mary -Elizabeth, b. October 4, 1847. 
ii. James- Criswell, b. March 16, 1849; d. July 16, 1851. 
Hi. Charles- Criswell, b. November 27, 1852. 
iv. Jacob-Bucher, b. May 16, 1856. 
V. John-Vance-Criswell, b. June 7, 1859; d. October 21, 1875. 

XIIL GeorCxE Bucher Ayres, ^ (William, ^ John,^ Wil- 
liam, ^ Samuel, 1) b. February 12, 1829, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; an 
artist, and author of a work on painting ; resides in Philadel- 
phia; m., October 10, 1867, Mary Robbhsts Smith, b. March 
29. 1838; d. February 1, 1878; daughter of Spencer C. Smith 
of Bloomsbur}^, Hunterdon county, New Jersey. They had 
issue : 

i. Edith-Lyon, b. February 5, 1875, 
ii. Annie- Smith, b. September 15, 1876. 

XIV. John Ayres, 5 (William, -i John, ^ William, ^ Samuel, i) 
b. February 27, 4834, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; a machinist, AUe- 

48 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

glieny Yallej railroad ; m., October 27, 1858, Matilda Scott, 
and they had issue : 

i. ;S?tsan-Bwc/ier, b. iNTovember 12,1862. 
ii. Mary-Lile, b. January 1, 1865. 
in. William-Frederick, b. January 20, 1867. 
iv. Bertie-Kate, b. April 11, 1869. 

V. George-Bucher, b- May 14, 1871. 
vi. Charles IScott, b. Nov. 28, 1874. 

XY. GrEORGE Ralston Ayres, "^ (William, ^ Hiram, ^ 
Samuel,^ William, ^ Samuel, i) b. June 25, 1846; a manu- 
facturei-, residing in Philadelphia ; m., March 7, 1867, Laura 
Hayes, daughter of Robert Hayes, of Philadelphia. They 
had issue : 

i. William- Graham, b. February 18, 1868. 
ii. George-Balston, b. January 10, 1871. 
Hi. Albert-Hayes, b. August 14, 1873; d. March 25, 1882; 

buried in Laurel Hill cemetery, Pliiladelphia. 
iv. EVizabeth-DeArmand, b. November 23, 1874 ; d. April 30, 

1875; buried in Laurel Hill cemetery, Philadelphia. 
V. Helen, b. August 8, 1879. 
vi. Walter-Chambers, b. December 16, 1880. 

XYI. John Chambers Ayres,'^ (William, ^ Hiram, ^ 
Samuel,3 William, 2 Samuel, 1) b. October 22, 1848; d. March 
22, 1883 ; buried in Laurel Hill cemetery ; m., October 9, 1873, 
Mary C. Beach, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Charles- Sturdevant, b. February 18, 1876. 

ii. Eobert-Cox, b. February 16, 1879. 
Hi. Lucy, b. March 11, 1880 ; d. August 18, 1880. 
iv. Mary-Kathleen, b. August 21, 1882. 

XYII. Louis Harlow Ayres,^ (William, ^ Hiram, ^ 
Samuel,^ William, ^ Samuel, 1) b. March 2, 1855; m., April 
19, 1877, Anna T. Cox, daughter of Stephen Cox, of Phila- 
delphia. They had issue : 

- i. Elizabeth-Cox, b. February 28, 1878. 
ii. Marion-Kent, b. January 3, 1884. 

Barnett Family. 49 


I. JoHisr Barnett, 1 b., 1678, in the neighborhood of Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, in company with his brother, William Bar- 
nett, emigrated with his family to Pennsylvania prior to 1730, 
locating in Hanover township, then Lancaster county, being 
among the earliest settlers in that township. He died in Septem- 
ber, 1734, his will being probated at Lancaster on the first day 
of October following. John Barnett left a wife, Jeistnett, and 
the following children, all born in county Deny, Ireland : 

i. Robert, b. 1701 ; m. and removed to Virginia. 
ii. James, h. 1703; m. and went to Virginia witli bis brotber ; 
from tbem most of tbe names in tbe South bave sprung. 

3. in. John, b. 1705; m. Margaret Koan. 
iv. Joseph, b. 1708. 

V, Mary, b. 1710. -' 
vi. Jennett, b. 1713; d. in 1787; unm. 
vii. Jean, b. 1715; m. Moses Swan, [see Swan record.) 

II. William Barnett, brother of the foregoing, b. in Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, came to America with his brother John'; 
he died in February, 1762, leaving a wife, Margaret, and 
children, besides other daughters : 

i. Joseph. 
a. Sarah. 

III. John Barnett, ^ (John,i) b. 1705, in County Derry, 
Ireland; d. in January, 1785, in Paxtang township, Lancaster, 
now Dauphin coanty. Pa. ; came to America with his father, 
having previously married Margaret Eoan; b. 1710, in 
Greenshaw, Ireland ; d. January, 1790, in Paxtang. They had- 
issue : 

4. i. William, b. 1729; m. Reloecca . 

ii. [A son], whose wife was Agnes , and liad Joseph. 

5. Hi. Samuel, b. 1733; m. Martha . 


50 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 
6. iv. Joseph, h. 1735; m. Elizabetli . 

v. Sarah, h. 1737 ; m. Curry. 

7. vi. Ann, b. 1739; m. James Johnston. 

vii. Margaret, b. 1741 ; m. William Patterson, and had John 

and Andrem. 
viii. Andretc, b. 1743. 
ix. John, b. 1745. 
X. Jennett,h. nil; d. March, 1788; unm. 

IV. William Barnett,^ (John,^ John,i) h. 1729; d. in 
September, 1764, in Hanover, leaving a wife, Rebecca, and 
issue as follows : 

i. John, b. 1754; d. September 2, 1797; m. Jean Grain; b. 

December 22, 1762; d. May 9, 1830. 
ii. Williairi', b. 1756. 
iii. Mary, b. 1758. 
iv. Eebecca, b. 1760. 

V. Isabel, b. 1762. 
vi. Jean, b. 1763. 

y. Samuel Barnett,^ (Jolm,^ Jolin,^) b. 1733, in county 
Deny, Ireland ; d. August, 1758 ; was twice married ; second 
wife, Martha, survived her liusband. There was probably 
issue by both : 

i. Samuel, b. 1746; d. s. p. 

8. ii. Elizabeth, b. 1748; m. William Moorhead, 
iii. Martha, b. 1750 ; d. s. p. 

9. iv. John, b. 1753 ; m. Rachel Crosby. 

V. Sarah, b. 1755. 
vi. Bebccca, b. 1757. 

VI. Joseph Barjs^ett.^ (JohD,^ John,i) b., 1728, in county 
Derry, [reland. He married in 1749, Elizabeth GtRAHAM. 
Concerning him and his family, we have these incidents of pio- 
neer life in 1757, communicated in a letter by the late Samuel 
Barnett of Springfield, O. " Mr. Barnett's son William, with a 
son of Mr. Mackey, a neighbor, of Hanover, were taken prison- 
ers by a band of prowling Indians. The parents of the boys 
tried in vain to raise a party to pu^rsue the savages, and rescue 
the captives, but could obtain no assistance. Mr. Barnett and 
Mr. Mackey, however, armed with rifles, mounted their horses 
and went in pursuit. They came up to the Indians, several in 

Barnett Family, 51 

number, between Hugh Grimes' (Graham's) farm and Beaver 
creek, likely, not more than three fourths of a mile from Hugh 
Grimes, immediately in the neighborhood of where Thomas 
Bel], Squire, Wilson, and grandfather Allen lived. They fired 
on the Indians, who returned it briskly. Mr. Barnett and 
Mr. Mackey were near together. Mackey in putting down the 
bullet in his rifle observed that he run down the bullet hard 
to kill dead. By this time the savages were close on them, 
and just as Mackey presented his gun a bullet passed through 
his arm, and his rifle fell to the ground. At this moment an 
Indian near by picked up his gun and shot Mackey dead. By 
this time Mr. Barnett had receive a shot in the arm and one in 
the shoulder. This bullet he carried with diim to the grave. 
So Mr. Barnett retreated. By the time he reached a little east 
of where Mr Grimes lived, and between his house and Robert 
Elder's, he got 'faint from loss of blood, when he dismounted 
and hid himself in a field of buckwheat. I give the names of 
Grimes and Elder, as they occupied these farms in my dav. 
Grandfather Barnett resided east of these farms. His horse 
ran home, and the neighborhood tui-ned out. As they passed 
along the road Mr. Barnett got out of his hiding and resting 
place. He had but little use of his arm the rest of his days. 
I will continue the history of the captive boys. The Indians 
had left their encampment before they were sighted b}^ the 
party who went in pursuit. They passed up Beaver creek 
toward the mountain, then through an orchard once owned by 
Andrew Kerr, afterwards Samuel Finney. The Indians told 
the boys to take plenty of apples as these were the last they 
would get for a length of time. They then took to the mountain, 
and this was the last of the boys. Tedious days, nights, and 
years passed away. For nearly seven years a kind Providence, 
who hears and answers the prayers of His children, watched 
over the boys. It appears the Indians had their cabins on or 
near the headwaters of the Allegheny river, on a branch 
called something like Miskelitas. At length an Indian trader 
discovered the party who held William Barnett and Mackey. 
They, with the boys, had been several times across what is now 
the State,-of Ohio to Detroit. This Indian trader was employed 

52 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

by Grandfather Barnett to procure William, for whicli he was 
to give the trader an elegant horse. * * * * It was with 
some difficulty the traders got him away, William not being 
very willing to leave at first, and the squaw who had him to part 
with him. At last be succeeded, and was returning with him. 
Mr. Barnett went to Carlisle, on his way to meet them, and 
stopped at the same tavern which his son had reached the early 
part of the evening. The boy was tired traveling, and had 
retired. When this became known Mr. Barnett desired to see 
him, but the landlord at first objected ; but a fond father, who 
had not beheld his son for seven years, who had been the sub- 
ject of anxious thoughts and prayers, now answered, could not 
be put off until the morrow. The son awakened from his 
; sleep knew his father and embraced him. As may be readily 
i supposed there was great rejoicing in Hanover, not only in the 
houses of the Barnetts, but all through the country, at the re- 
.turn of the captive. Young Mackey was sold to a French- 
man at Detroit, afterwards taken to England, and at the outset 
■ of the war of the Revolution came over with the British 
troops, and subsequently reached his home in old Hanover. 
His mother was yet living ; but she insisted that her son was 
killed by the Indians, and would not own hiin. He assured 
her that he was her boy ; when, at length, she told him that if 
he was her son he had a scar on his leg from a cut, tliat she 
would know. This was shown her, when she acknowledged 
that he was her long-lost child."' There is extant an extended 
account of this thrilling episode in frontier life; but Mr. 
Barnett's simple story differs little in detail thereof. Joseph 
Barnett, d., in 1808, in Allegheny county. Pa., and was buried 
in Lebanon churchyard, ten miles from Pittsburgh. His wife. 
Bliza.beth, d. a few years subsequent, and was interred in old 
Hanover graveyard. They had issue : 

William^ b. 1750 ; m. Mary Eshercombe. 

John, b. 1752 : m. Mary McEvven. 

Joseph, b. 1744; m. Sarah Dickson./ 

James, h, 1756; m. Mary Allen. 

Thomas, b. 1758; m. Jane Finney. 

Elizabeth, b. 1761 ; m. Samuel Sherer. 

Moses, b. November 24, 1764; m. Martha Siiodgrass. 















Barnett Family. 53 

VII. Ann Barnett,^ (Johu,^ John/) b., about 1735, in 
Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. ; m. first, James 
Johnston, who was killed by the Indians in 1755. They 
had issue (surname Johnston) : 

^. Joseph. 
ii. Margaret. 
in. Jane. 

Mrs. Johnston, m., secondly, William McIlhenny. They 
had issue (surname McIlhenny) : 

I. Thomas, 
ii. Agnes. 
Hi. Mary. 
iv. JSlizabeth. 
V. Ann. ' 

YIII. Elizabeth Barnett, * (Samuel, ^ John,^ John,i) 
b. 1748 ; m. William Moorhead. They had issue (surname 
Moorhead) : 

i. Josiah, 

ii. Samuel^ was grandfather of Eev. George Hill, D. D., of 
Blairsville, Pa., Kev. J. D. Moorhead, of Beaver Falls, 
Pa., and Bev. W. W. Moorhead, of Greensburg, Pa. 
Hi. Eev. William, m. Jane, daughter of Eev. Dr. McMillan. 
iv. James. 

V. Martha, m. Hamilton. 

vi. Nancy., m. Craig. 

vii. Elizabeth, m. Gibson. 

viii. Esther-., ra. Gibson. 

ix. Uebecca, m. Wilson. 

X. Sarah, m. [John] McMillan. 

xi. Bachel, m. Pollock. 

xii. Lydia, m. Marquis; their son was Bev. D. C. 

Marquis, D. D., of St. Louis, Mo. 

IX. John Barnett, ^ (Samuel, ^ John,^ John,i) b. 1755, in 
Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. July 7, 1825, in 
Deny township, Westmoreland county. Pa. ; served in the war 
of the Revolution ; removed to Westmoreland county. Pa., in 
1784 ; served as justice of the peace from 1808 until his death ; 
m. Rachel Crosbt, of Fagg's Manor ; b. 1758 ; d. April 28. 
1833. They had issue : 

54 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Samuel, m. Rebecca McClure. 

17. a. William, m., first, Jane Wallace; second, Mrs. Johnston. 

18. Hi. Jo/ni, b. September 19, 1795 ; m. Nancy Morrison. , 
iv. Elizabeth, m. William Huj^lies. 

V. Martha, m. Isaac Taylor. 
vL Bachel, m. John Laird. 

X. William Baenett,* (Joseph, ^ John,^ John,^) b. 1750. 
At the age of seven he was taken captive by the Indians, as 
previously noted. His harsli treatment by the savages impaired 
his health. He subsequently married Maey Eshercombe, 
of Philadelphia, by whom he had one daughter, Mary^ b. May 
11, 1782, who married a Mr. Franks, of New York, and whose 
descendants now reside in that city. Mr. Barnett died about 
the close of the Eevolution. 

XI. John Barnett,'* (Joseph, ^ John,^ John.i) b. August 
29, 1752, in Hanover township. He was a farmer by occupa- 
tion. At the outset of the Revolution he was appointed a lieu- 
tenant in the Hanover battalion of Associators, commanded by 
ColoDcl Timothy Green. He served with distinction at Long 
Island, August 27, 1776, and through the campaign of 1777 
was in constant active service. During the remainder of the 
war, he was in command of a volunteer company, which was 
formed for the protection of the frontiers from the encroach- 
ments of the Tories and their allies, the savage Indians of JSTew 
York. The sword which he carried through the war is now in 
the possession of William Barnett, of Dayton, Ohio. Major 
Barnett was rather under middle size, and of a lively disposi- 
tion. " He was a noted fox -hunter, kept a pack of hounds, 
and a fine horse, named 'Pad,' and was much of his time, in 
hunting season, upon the Blue Mountain." Major Barnett 
died May 12, 1823, and is buried in Hanover graveyard. He 
married, April 29, 1784, Mary McEwen, of Hanover, a very 
estimable lady. She was born September 9, 1762 ; died March 
10, 1806, and is interred by the side of her husband. They 
had issue : 

i. Mary, b. June 2, 1785; d. July 7, 1840 , m., December 19, 
1819, Frederick Hatton, b. 1774; d. June 3, 1835. 
a. Eleanor, b. 1787; d. 1822; m., February 17, 1807, David 
Johnson, and had John. 

Barnett Family. 55 

Hi. Joseph, b. 1789; d. 1858, at Dayton, Ohio ; m., first, Eliza- 
beth Allen ; second, Jane Rogers. Joseph Barnett 
and his brother, James S., were contractors on the 
Pennsylvania canal, and subsequently partners in the 
great Sligo Iron Works, at Pittsburgh, firm of Barnett, 
Shorb & Co. Joseph, in the war of 1812, was in service 
on the Niagara frontier. He represented Montgomery 
county, Ohio, two terms in the Senate of that State. 

iv. Jolm-McEwen, b. 1791; m., first, Jane Sherer; second, 

Julia Barnett, daughter of John Barnett. 
V. William, b. 1793; d. 1821 ; m., December 11, 1817, Ann, 
daughter of Hugh Graham and Mary Wallace, and had 
William. At his death she m. Colonel Jacob Wonderly, 
of Dayton, O. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 1795 ; d. 1862. 

vii. James- Snodgrass, b. 1798; d. about 1836; m. Hannah 
Shaw, daughter of the late John Shaw, who went to 
Pittsburgh at an early day. She was a sister of William 
Shaw, of the Pennsylvania railroad. When a widow, 
in 1845, she married Reverend William Martin, of 
Philadelphia, went there to reside, and died about 1865. 
via. Margaret, h. 1800; d. 1844. 

ix. Jean, h.lSOS; d. 1804. 

XII. Joseph Barnett, * (Joseph, ^ Jolin,^ Joliii,i) b. 1754 
m. Sarah Dickson of Chambersburg. He died at Pittsburgh, 
in 1812, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. McClure. Thej 
had issue : 

19. i. Joseph, b. August 27, 1784 ; m. Mai'y Boyd. 

ii. Polly, b. 1786; m. John Hume; settled in the Genesee 
country, N. Y., but subsequently removed to near In- 
dianapolis, Ind., and was appointed one of the first as- 
sociate judges there. 
Hi. Sarah, b. 1788; m. Andrew McClure; resided at Pitts- 
burgh, and had William and Alexander. 

iv. Bichard, b. 1790 ; removed to and died in Missouri. 

XIII. James Barnett, * (Joseph, ^ John,^ John,i) b. 1756; 
d. May 1, 1805 ; m. Mary Allen, daughter of Samuel Allen ; 
b. 1760 ; d. August 13, 1813 ; both buried in Hanover church 
graveyard. They had issue : 

20. i. Joseph, b. 1787; m. Sarah Harrison. 

21. ii. Samuel, b. September 30, 1790 ; m. Mary Mitchell. 

22. Hi. James, b. 1792; m. Louisa Shira. 

iv. John, b. 1791 ; d. in 1818, in Lebanon, Pa. 

56 , Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. Allen, h.Vl%Q\ m. Sliaffer; resided in Clark county, 

Ind., and had issue. 
vi. Thomas, b. 179S; d. 1866, in St. Louis. 
vii. William, b. 1800 ; d. in Warren county, Ohio, about 1822. 
via. Moses, b. 1802; d. s. p. 
ix. Mary, b. 1805; unni. 

XIY. Thomas Barnett,-* (Joseph, ^ John,3 Jolin,i) b. No- 
vember 13, 1761; d. Marcb 28, 1836; m., April 27, 1790, 
Jane Finney, daughter of Samuel Finney ; b. December 22, 
1769 ; d. May 9, 1830. They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. 1791 ; d. 1848 ; m. Thomas Snodgrass, son of John ; 
d. 1855. One of their daugliters m. Wilson Todd, son 
of John Todd of Warren county, O. (See Todd record.) 
a. William, b. 1791 ; d. September 6, 1828; m. Mary Hum- 
mel, b. 1798; d. February 19,1829, and had Tlunnas, Jo- 
siah, and Harriet, b. 1829 ; d. 1881 ; m. Joseph Barnett. 
Hi. Thoma'^, b. 1793; d, March 13, 1858 ; unm. 
iv. Susanna, b. 1794; d. March 7, 1862; unm. 
V. Joseph- Sherer, b. 1796; removed to Southern Missouri, 
then to Arkansas, where he d. in 1858; m. and had 
Carrie J., m. D. W. Percy; and Marion. 
vi. Samuel-Finney , b. 1797 ; d. s. p. 
vii. Jane, b. 1799 ; m. Henry Lutz ; both deceased. 
-^ via. Elizabeth, b. 1801 ; d. s. p. 

ix. Eliza-Sherer, b. 1803; m. James B. Robinson; both de- 
ceased; and had Jane, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Jlar- 
X. Sarah, b. March 13, 1806 ; m. Robert Stewart, [see Steio- 

art record.) 
xi. Margaret, b. 1817; m. James A. Elder of Elder's Ridge. 

(see Elder record.) 
xii. Nancy -Rebecca,h. 1809; d. 1829; unm. 
xiii. John, b. 1811; d. 1878; unm. 

XV. Elizabeth Barnett,^ (Joseph, =^ John,^ John,i) b. 
1761 ; d. September 21, 1816 ; m. Samuel Sherer,"^" son of 

* Among the earliest of the Scotcli-Irish emigrants was Samuel 
Sherer. He came from near Londonderry, Ireland, to the Province 
of Pennsylvania in tlie autumn of 1734, and located in Paxtang town- 
ship, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county. He was a man of means, was 
well educated, and became quite prominent in the Scotch-Irish set- 
tlement. His son, Joseph Sherer, was about three years old when 

Barnett Family. 57 

Joseph Sherer of Paxtang, b. 1755 ; d. December 26, 1821, 
and are interred in Paxtang cliurchyard. They had issue, 
(surname Sherer :) 

i. Mary, b. September 29, 1782; d. October 21, 1807; m. 
ISTovember 17, 1803, James Stewart. 

ii. Josejyii, b. September 6, 1785; d. March 5, 1825, near Hum- 
melstown, Pa. ; m. MarySnodgrass. She died in Claris 
county, O. Their daughter Mari/ m. a Mr. Heymer, 
who removed to Clark county, Ohio. 
m. Margaret, b. September 8, 1787; d. July 17, 1822; unm. 

iv. Martha-Montgomery,}). November 3, 1789; d. January 30, 
1824; m. John Graham and removed to Ohio, and after- 
wards to Kentucky. 

his parents came to America. He secured a fair English education 
and was brought up to the life of a frontiersman, that of a farmer. 
During the French and Indian war, he served as a non-commissioned 
officer, and was in active service as a scout or ranger on the frontiers. 
When the thunders of the Revolution reverberated along the valley 
of the Susquehanna, with all his Scotch-Irish and Geruian neighbors, 
he entered into the contest for liberty. In 1775 and 1776, he was in 
command of one of the companies of Colonel James Burd's battalion 
of Associators, a roll of which is to be found in the recent history of 
Dauphin county. Colonel Burd's farm at Tinian joined the Sherer 
homestead, and the two patriots were intimate friends. Captain 
Sherer was a member of the Committee of Observation for the 
county of Lancaster, and was chosen by the vote of the people a 
member of the first Constitutional Convention of the State of Penn- 
sylvania, which met at Philadelphia, on the 15th of July, 1776. While 
in attendance on this representative body of the Revolutionary era, 
he took ill, returned home, and died on the 1st or 2d of December 
following. His remains were interred in the burial ground of old 
Paxtang church, of which he was a consistent member, but no stone 
marks the spot where repose the ashes of that hero of tlie days of 
Independence. Captain Sherer m., first, February 6, 1759, Mary Mc- 
Clure; subsequently m. Mary McCracken of Northumberland county, 
Pa. There was issue : 

i. Mary, m. Samuel Cochran. 
ii. Samuel, b. 1755; m. Elizabeth Barnett. 
Hi. John, 
iv. Jean. 
V. Bichard. 
vi. Joseph, 
vii. William, 
via. Catharine. 

58 Pennsylvania Genealogies^ 

V. Jcme, b. February 22, 1792; d. 1829 ; m. John Barnett, and 

removed to Ohio. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1794 ; d., February 26, 1860, in Can- 
field. Ohio; m., March 2, 1820, Robert Elder (miller). 

(see Elder record.) 
vii. Sarah, b. March 14, 1797; d. N'ovember 25, 1836; m., 

June 8, 1824, Robert R. Elder, [see Elder record.) 
via. Juliana, b. May 23, 1799; d. March 7, 1879 , m., December 

8, 1825, David Elder, of Indiana county, Pa. {see Elder 

ix. Eleanor W., b. 1803 ; d. April 2, 1837; m., March 12, 1826, 

Joshua Elder, (see Elder record.) ' 
X. Samuel B.,h. 1805; d. September 6,1866, in St. Louis; 

m., in 1827, Mary Oves, of Harrisburg. 

XVI. Moses Baenett/, (Joseph,^ John,^ John,i) b. No- 
vember 24, 1764 ; d. November 19, 1848 ; resided on a tract of 
land, deeded to him bjhis father, called "Barnett's Conquest," 
in the " Forks of Beaver Creek ; was twice married ; m., first, 
Maetha Snodgeass, daughter of William Snodgrass, b. 1773 ; 
d. June 1, 1802, and had issue : 

i. Bichard, b. 1792 ; d. November 8, 1868. 

a. Ann, b. 1794; m., June, 1813, Samuel Johnson. 
Hi. Molly, h. 1795; d.l877. 
iv. Matilda, b. 1797 ; m. George Moorhead. 

V. Margaret, b. 1799 ; d. 1843. 
vi. Martha, b. 1801 ; d. 1803. 

Moses Barnett m., secondly, March 27, 1805, Rebecca [Green] 
Allen, b. 1763; d. July 27, 1837, {see Allen record^) and had 
issue : 

23. I'M. Bebecca, b. February 19, 1806; m. Thomas Moorhead. 
via. Moses, b. February 19, 1806. 

XVII. William Baexett,^ (John,-^ Samuel, 3, John,^ 
John,i) b. about 1793 ; was twice married: m., first, Jane 
W^ LLACE, and had issue : 

i. Peter W. 

H. Samuel. 
Hi. Williayn. 
iv. James. 

V. Jane, m. James Patterson. 
vi. Rachel, m. John Shields. 
vii. Joseph-Craia. 

Barnett Family. 59 

William Barnett, m., secondly, Mrs. Johnston; cl. s. p. 

XVIII. John Barnett, ^ (John,^ Samuel,^ Jolin,^ JoUn,i) 
K, October 19, 1795, in "Westmoreland county. Pa. ; m., Feb- 
ruary 7, 1822, Nancy Morrison, b. Marcla 9, 1799 ; d. May 
27, 1876. They had issue: ■ 

i. Jane-Elizabeth, h. October 12, 1822; d. s. p. 

ii. Rachel, b. June 27, 1«24-, d. April 6, 1854; m., June 12, 
1849, Rev. W. M- Donaldson, and had Sarah, John-B., 
and Alexander-M. 

in. John- Morrison, b. May 20, 1826; m. Martha R. Elder, 
daughter of James Elder of Elder's Ridge, and had 
James-Elder, Mary-Agnes, and Maggie-Bright. 

iv. Ma.rtha-Jane, b. March 26, 1828; m., October 14, 1845, 
Thomas C. Pollock, of Ligonier valley, and had Agnes- 
Morrison, m. Rev. S. S. Gilson, Elizabeth- Herr on, m. 
Robert J . Smith, Mary-Emma, m. Albert Shnpe, Annie- 
Rachel, Martha-Jane, m. H. F. Stark, Jesse Irvin,John- 
Barnett, Kate-Mnhel, and Thomeis Cathcart. 

V. Elizaheth-Irvin, b. June 25, 1830; d. May 27, 1839. 

vi. Nancy, b. July 16, 1833, m. Rev. James Sherer Elder. 

(see Elder record.) 
vii. ilfaj-y, b. January 27, 1837; m. Thomas Barnett Elder. 

(see Elder record.) 
viii. James-Wilson, b. May 27, 1839, was in the United States 
army nearly five years; m. Sophronia C. Gore, and had 
John-Irvin, Ella-Amanda, Nannie-Elder, and Mary- 

XIX. Joseph Barnett, ^, (Josepli,^, Joseph,^ Jolin,^ 
John,i) b. August 27, 1784, in Hanover township ; removed to 
Fayette county. Pa., and m. Mary Boyd, of that locality. 
They had issue : 

i. William-Boyd, b. 1810. 

ii. Hamilton, b. 1811 ; d. about 1870 ; m. Ann Clokey. 
Hi. Clarissa, b. 1814. 
iv. Edtcin,h. 1816. 

V. Joseph, b. May 14, 1823 ; m., first, Sarah Stewart, of Mont- 
gomery county, Ohio ; second, Harriet Barnett, of Blair 
county, Pa. 

XX. Joseph Barnett,^ (Jaraes,^ Joseph, ^ John,^ John,i) 
b. March, 1787, in Hanover; d. in Warren county, Ohio ; m, 
Sarah Harrison, sister of General John Harrison, of Han- 
over ; died about 1837 ; and there was issue : 

60 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. James., m. Barker. 

ii. Sarah-Jane, m. William Silvers. 

XXI. Samuel Baenett,^ (James, ^ Joseph, ^ Jolin,^ John,i) 
b. September 30, 1790, in Hanover; d. June 10, 1869, in Clark 
county, Ohio. He married, first, August 22, 1815, Mary 
Mitchell, of Hanover; she died May 17, 1851; was one of 
tlie most amiable of Christian women. He m., secondly, Ann 
J. Torrence, (Ann J. Stewart,) daughter of James Stewart 
and Jane Elder, of Paxtang. Mr. Barnett was, in many re- 
spects, a remarkable man. At the age of seventy- seven, near 
the close of a long life of industry, his miemory was most ex- 
cellent, and to him are we indebted for what is here given rel- 
ative to the Barnetts — as also what is in our possession con- 
cerning the Aliens, Sawyers, and other Hanover families. It 
is to be regretted that the information that he could have given 
as to the olden time was not taken down by some faithful 
chronicler, and thus preserved, unto us. He removed to Ohio, 
in 1817, locating in Warren county. He subsequently re- 
moved to Butler county, and, in 1841, to Springfield, 0., where 
he spent tlie remainder of his days. He had issue : 

i. Susanna TF., m. William Carothers, and had issue. 

ii. Sarah, m. Dr. John B. Hunt, of Clinton, 111. 
Hi. Nancy-Allen, m. Reverend Samuel Wallace, of Piqna, O. 
iv. Mary, m. Dr. Joseph Gr. Paulding,* of Mason, Warren 
county, O. 

V. David- Mitchell, m. Mary Gra ybill. t 
vi. Williani- Allen, m. Belle Grove. 
vii. Levi, m. a daughter of Allen Sturgeon, of Hanover. 
viii. George W., m. Sarah Ann Bane, of Kenton county, O. 
ix. Samuel, m. Mary Campbell. 

X. James, m. a daughter of Reverend Jackson Duff. 

* "In 1847, the Associate Reformed church (prior to the union) 
had no foreign missionary in the field. Dr. Paulding, as a physician, 
and Mary, his wife, with the Reverend James Barnett, were sent as 
missionaries to Turkey. After studying the language at Beyrout, 
they settled near the ancient Mt. Lebanon, and established a school. 
After a residence of twelve years. Dr. Paulding returned to America. 
Rev. James Barnett was sent to Cairo, Egypt, and subsequently to 
Damascus, but recently [1867] returned to Egypt, where he is now in 
charge of a large school." — Samuel Barnett. 

Barnett Family. 61 

XXII. James Ba.ekett,s (James,^ Joseph, ^ John, ^ John,"^) 
b. 1792 ; d. 1861 ; m. Louisa Shira, of Louisville, Kj., but 
a native of Hummelstown, Dauphin county, Pa., and had issue : 

i. Henry C. 
it. Jacob, 
in. Jmnes W. 
iv. Diana, cl. s. p. 

•The sons are all sugar planters in Louisiana. 

XXIII. Eebecca Barnett, 5 (Moses,* Joseph, ^ John,^ 
John,i) b., February 19, 1806, in Hanover township, Dauphin 
county, Pa. ; d., February 22, 1867, in Erie county Pa. ; ro., 
March, 1827, Thomas Mooehead.* They had issue (sur- 
nanae Moorhead): 

i. Isaao, b., January 28, 1828, at Erie, Pa. ; cl.. June 4, 1881, 
at Easton Eapids, Mich. Mr. Moorlieacl received a good 
academic education. Entered mercantile pursuits for 
a few years, but relinquished the same owing to his 
delicate constitution, and accepted the appointment of 
conductor on the Lake Shore railway, a position he 
filled acceptably almost twenty-eight years, with the ex- 
ception of several winters, when, obtaining leave of 
absence, he served as transcribing clerk of the House 
of Representatives at Harrisburg. In the early part of 
the year 1880 he was appointed postmaster at Erie. Ac- 
commodating, attentive, and polite, the appointment 
was an exceedingly popular one. The relinquishment 
of an active railroad life for the humdrum cares of 
official position, no doubt, was the primary cause of the 
disease of which Mr. Moorhead died, at Eaton Rapids, 
Mich., whither he had gone for the restoration of his 
health. In historic research he was deeply interested, 
and the citizens of Erie are indebted to him for many 

* The great grandson of Thomas Moorhead, a native of county 
Donegal, Ireland, who settled in Donegal, Penn'a, in 1732. His wife 
was Cliiistine Robinson, sister of Andrew Robinson. Robert, second 
in descent, m. Margaret Boal, and had issue among others : 

i. Captain John B.,h. January 3, 1774; d. May 15, 1854; bu- 
I'ied in Derry graveyard ; m. Ann Snodgrass; b 1779; d. 
December 14, 1848. 
u. Jane, b. October 7, 1776; d. June, 1864; m., February 

11, 1800, Jeremiah Sturgeon. 
in. Thomas, m., March 17, 1792, Ann Clark, and had issue, 
Iicbert, John, Tliomas, and Sarah. 


Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


pleasant reminiscences of their city, over the signature 
of "John Ashbough," He wrote for the Centennial 
year a historical review of Erie county, and was the au- 
thor of the Erie county sl^etcli in Egle's History of 
Pennsylvania, which contains the best and most lucid 
account of Perry's battle on Lake Erie extant. In the 
performance of a great duty, he prepared a genealogy of 
his own and allied families, and few, in our State, pos- 
sessed as full knowledge as lie of the French occupation 
in western Pennsylvania. He had made this subject 
one of study and reseai'ch, and it was confidently ex- 
pected tliat, in due time, the results of his investigation 
would have been given to us. Mr. Moorhead, m., Sep- 
tember, 1853, Caroline Hoskinson, daughter of William 
and Eleanor Hoskinson of Erie, and had Buth^ m. Fred. 
Metcalf, and Maxwell-Wood. 

Mizaheth, m. Charles W. Stone, of Warren, Pa., Lieu- 
tenant-Governor of Pa., 1879-1883. 

Annie, m. Charles Derrickson, of Meadville, Pa. 

Emily, m. Calvin Leet, of Erie county, Pa. 


Beatty Family. 63 


1. JjiMES Beatty, 2 son of John Beatty,^ b., about 1670, 
in Ayrshire, Scotland, emigrated to Ireland shortly after the 
battle of the Boyne, in 1690, when occurred that large influx 
of Scotch families into the northern counties of the Green Isle, 
in company with his brother John. The latter settled in county 
Antrim, and was the father of the Kev. Charles Beatty. James 
located in the county Down, at what is now called Ballykeel- 
Ednagonnel, in the parish of Hillsborough. He was the head 
of a large family, having nineteen children by three wives. He 
died in Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, in 1745. We have the Christian 
name of only one of his wives — Agnes, who was the mother 
of at least WilUaTn^ John. Agnes., and Alexander. The names 
of tbe children which have come down to us are : 

i. James, 
a. Robert. 
Hi. George. 
iv. Thomas. 

V. Bichard. 
vi. Alexander. 

2. vii. WiUiani, m. Mary McKee. 
viii. Agnes. 

3. ix. John, m. Jane Swan. 

II. William Beatty, 3 (James, ^ John, i) b, about 1718; d. 
in February, 1784, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel. " Buried in Ana- 
hilt glebe. The grave is covered with a fiat tombstone, and, 
with the exception of the name, nothing can be traced, owing 
to the wear and tear of the weatber and the continual friction 
of passing feet. The central portion of the stone has been 
worn perfectly smooth." — {Letter of Miss M. Beatty^ 1878.) 
William Beatty m., in 1741, Maey McKee, b., about 1720, 
at McKee's Dam, Clogher, county Dow^n, Ireland; d. about 

64 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

1796, and buried in Anahilt churclward, Ballykeel-Ednagon- 
nel. Tliey had issue : 

4. i. George, b. 1743; m. Mary Blackburn. 

5. ii. James, b. 1746; m. Alice Ann Irwin. 

6. Hi. Agnes, b. 1751 ; m. Robert Finlay. 
iv. Jftne, b. 1752 ; d. 1777 ; unui. 

7. V. Jlfar?/, b. 1758 ; m. James Nelson. 

III. John Beatty,^' (James, ^ Jolin,i) b. about 1722; d. 
about 1765, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ireland ; 
m. Jane Swan, b. about 1727 ; d. about 1817, at Ballykeel- 
Ednagonnel. They had issue : 

8. i. Agnes, \). 1757; m. William Dawson. 

9. a. William, b. 1759 ; m. Elizabeth llutlierford. 

10. Hi. James, b. 1761 ; m. Jane Nelson. 
iv. John, b. 1763; d. 1771. 

lY. Geoege Beatty,^ (William,^ James, ^ John,i) b., 1743, 
at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel ; d., 1815, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, 
and there buried ; m., in April, 1771, by Rev. Robert McClure, 
Maey Blackbuen, b., about 1749, at Ballylinlagh, county 
Down, Ireland ; d. in the city of London, England. They 
had issue : . ' " ■ 

i. Charlotte, h. January, 1772; d. in America; m. William 
Beatty ; they had two children when they emigrated to 
the United States. 

11. M. An?-!, b. April, 1773 ; m. Robert McUloy. 

12. Hi. Steward, b. 1775; m. Mary Wilson. 

13. iv. Greorge, b. 1777; m. Jane Beatty. 

Y. James Beatty, * (William, ^ James, ^ John,i) ]3_ 1746, 
in the townland of Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, parish of Hillsbor- 
ough, county Down, Ireland ; d. December 1, 1794, at Harris- 
burg, Pa. From the family record, in the possession of his 
descendants, we have this entry : " That my children may know 
the place of their nativity, I, James Beatty, was born in the 
Kingdom of Ireland, and Couuty of Dowm, Parish of Hills- 
borough, and Townland of Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, in the year 
of our Lord 1746, and came to America in the year 1784. 
My wife. Ally Ann Irwin, was born in said kingdom, county, 
and parish, and Townland of Tillynore, within two miles of 
Hillsborough, three of Lisburn, three miles of Dromore, and 

Beaity Family. 65 

six miles of Bally-naliinch,* and ten of Belfast, which last 
place we sailed from the 27th of June, 1784." In the fall of 
this year, he settled at Harrisburg, Pa., and thus became one of 
its first inhabitants. He subsequently was the purchaser of 
a number of lots in the town, some of which remain in pos- 
session of his descendants. He was quite prominent in his 
adopted home, and held several official positions under the 
borough charter. He was buried in the Presbyterian grave- 
yard, of which, church he held membership. In personal ap- 
pearance, Captain Beatty was about five feet eight inches, thick- 
set, florid complexion, dark hair, and blue eyes. He was an 
active and energetic business man, and his death was a great 
loss to the young town. James Beatty m., in 1768, at Tully- 
nore, Alice Ann Irwin, b. 1750 in the townland of Tully- 
nore, parish of. Hillsborough, county Down, Ireland, daughter 
of Grawin Irwin and Mary Brereton ; d. June, 1805, at Har- 
risburg, Pa., and there buried. They had issue, all b. in Ire- 

i. Mary -Brereton, b. July 14, 1769; m. Patrick Murray, [see 
Murray record.) 

14. a. Nancy, h. May 2, 1771 ; m. Samuel Hill. 

15. in. Gawin-Irwin, b. September 13, 1773 ; m. Letitia Greer. 
io. William, (1st,) b. 1774; d. s. p. 

16. V. i?e&fcca, b. December 4, 1775: ra. Daniel Houseman. 

17. vi. Alice-Ann, b. February 12, 1777; m. John Downey. 

vii. William, (2d,) b. June 30, 1778; d. September 3, 1790, at 

Harrisburg, Pa. 
via. Sarah, h. October 6, 1779; d. August 4, 1861, unm., at 
Ashland, O. 

18. ix. George-Washington, h. January 4, 1781; m., first, Eliza 

White ; second, Sarah Shrom ; third, Catharine Shrom. 

VI. Agnes Beatty,^ (William, ^ James,^ John,i) b., 1751, 

at Bally keel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ireland; d. 1844; m., 

in 1772, by Eev. Eobert McClure, Robert Finlay, b. 1746; 

d. August 15, 1803. They had issue (surname Finlay) : 

19. i. Elizabeth, h. 177 i; m. William Haliday. 

20. ii. William, h. 177Q; m. Mary McKee. 

21. Hi. David (twin), b. 1776 ; m. Agnes McKee. 

iv. Jame^, b. 1780; emigrated to America, and died there in 

.*Means " Town of the Island." 

66 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. Eohert, b. 1784; d. 1811 ; unm. 

22. vi. George, b. 1786 ; ra. Mary Frazer. 
viL Matthew, h. 1790; d. 1845; unm. 

23. viii. TFiison, (twin), b. 1790; m. Mary Greer. 

24. ix. Agues, b. 1795 ; ra. David McKee. 

yil. Mary Beatty,^ (William, ^ James, ^ Jolm,i) b. 1758; 
d., July 13, 1847, at Ballykeel-Ediiagonnel, county Down, Ire- 
land; m., in 1781, by Rev. Robert McClure, James Nelson, 
b. 1769 ; d. December 19, 1829. There was no issue. In 
Anahilt glebe is a large tombstone with this inscription : 


To the memory of James 

Nelson who departed this 

life 19th Dec. 1S29 aged 69 years 

Also, his wife Mauy who 

died 13th July IF 4.7 aged 

89 years. 

VIII. Agnes Beatty,* (John,^ James,^ John,i) b., 1757, 
in county Down, Ireland ; d. there about 1780 ; m. William 
Dawson; he lived and died in the townland of Rathvarneth, 
county Down, Ireland. They had issue (surname Dawson) : 

i. John, d. s. p. 
a. William, m. Catliarine Gibson ; d. s. p. 

IX. William Beatty,^ (John,^ James,^ John,i) b. 1759; 
d., 1844, in county Down, Ireland; m., in 1784, Elizabeth 
Rutherford, b. 1758; d., October 23, 1830, in county Down, 
Ireland. They had issue : 

James, b. March 17, 1780; m. Dorothy Jefferson. 
William, b. May 21, 1782; m. Mary McCormiclf. 
Hi. John {1st), b. October 9, 1784; d. s. p. 

John (fcZ), b. July 29, 1786; m. Jane Hanna. 
Adam, b. November 23, 1788; d. 1813; unm. 
Martin, b. February 19, 1790; m. Eliza Matthews. 
Thomas, b. March 16, 1794; ra. Margaret Chambers. 
viii. Jane, b. August 13, 1797; m. Sarauel Beatty. 
ix. Bichard, b. 1804; d. 1828; unm. 

X. James Beatty,^ (John,^ James,^ John,i) b., 1761, in 
county Down, Ireland; d. 1843; m., in 1780, Jane Xelson. 
b. 1755 ; d., January 17, 1839, in county Down, Ireland. They 
had issue : 













Beatty Family. 67 

i. Jol}n,h. 1781; d. 1783. 

30. n. Ellen, h. 1783; m. James McKee. 

31. Hi. J'nie, b. 1785 ; m. William Carothers. 

iv. Jnhn.h. 1788; d. 1861; m., in 1826, Dorothy Ben, b. 1805; 
and had James, b. 1826. 

32. x\ T'Finin?)!, b. 1790; m. Eliza Carson. 
vi. Elizn, b. 1793; d. 1797. 

33. vii. James, b. March 26, 1795; m. Mary Ann McCloy. 

34. L-iii. iSamnti, b. 1797; m. Jane Beatty. 

ix. Davi'l, h. 1800; d. 1804. 

XI. Ank Beatty, 5 (George. ^ William, ^ James, ^ Johii,i) 
b. 1773, in Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ireland; d. 
1803; m., 1793, by Rev. Eobert McClure, Robert McCloy; 
b., 1760, in Londonderry, Ireland; d., 1854, in Belfast, Ireland; 
son of William and Susannah McCloy. They had issue, all 
b. at Carrickfergus, Ireland, (surname McCloy) : 

'i. Susannah, b. 1795; d. 1869; m. Samuel Hogg. 
ii. (>eorqe,h. 1798; emigrated to America; m. Esther McComb, 
iii. Mary-Ann, b. 1800; ra. James Beatty. [xxxiii.) 
iv. William, b. 1802; d. in Barbadoes, West Indies. 

XII. Steward Beatty, ^ (George, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John, ^) b., 1775, in Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ire- 
land ; d. 1853 ; m., in 1815, by Rev. William Wright, minister of 
Anahilt, Mary Wilson, b. 1793 ; d. June 1, 1879, at Birming- 
ham, England. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Ann, b. 1816; d. 1853 ; m. Eobert Beatty. 
ii. Rebecca, b. 1818; d. 1871 ; m. Samuel Bingham. 
iii. Charlotte, b. 1820; d. 1853, unm. 

iv. Phebe, b. 1822; m. James Kempof Birmingham, England. 
V. George, b. 1824; m. Sarah Cordner. 
vi. Agnes, b. 182S; m. George Scott. 
vii. tteward, h. 18S0; d. 184:9, nwm. 

XIII. George Beatty, ^ (George,^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John,^) b., 1777, in Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county Down, 
Ireland; d 1847; m., in 1812, Jane Beatty,*' (William, ^ 
James, '^ John,^ James, ^ John^,) b. 1820. They had issue: 

i. William, b. 1843; m. Eliza Jane Cargiu. 
ii. George, b. 1844. 
iii. James, b. 1846; resides at Hillsborough, county Down. 

iv. Margaret, (twin) b. 1846; m. John McKee. 

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XI Y. Nancy Be a.tty, ^ (James, ^ William, ^ James, ^ John, ^ ) 
b.. May 2, 1771, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, coanty Down, Ire- 
land ; d., May 7, 1839, at Steubenville, O. ; m., at Harrisburg, 
Pa., February 5, 1790, by Eev. John Elder, Samuel Hill, b. 
about 1765, in England, son of Arundel and Charlotte Hill. 
His ancestors belonged to one of tlie representative families of 
that country. He received a good English and classical educa- 
tion, and learned the trade of clock and watchmalrer in London. 
He came to Pennsylvania about 1785, and shortly afterward 
established himself in business at Harrisburg, Pa. He was a 
skilled and ingenious workman. He was quite prominent in 
the early affairs of the new town, and was among the first to 
jump into the water to tear down the obnoxious mill-dam in the 
Paxtang creek, in 1795. He was a volunteer in Captain Reit- 
zell's company on the expedition westward in 179-1; and twice 
visited England on matters connected with his father's estate, 
then considered quite an undertaking; and what particularly 
distinguished his last visit was his reception by his fellow-citizens 
of Harrisburg on his return, which was an ovation, showing 
what a strong hold he had upon his friends in America. He 
died very suddenly, while sitting in his chair on Monday eve- 
ning, JSfovember 6, 1809, aged forty -four years, and the Oracle of 
Daujohin speaks of his loss to the community as "irreparable." 
They had issue (surname Hill) : 

35. i. Arundel^ b. December 5, 1791 ; m. Hettie Shields, 
n. George^ b. April 1, 1793 ; d. at Harrisburg, d. s. p. 
in. C/w(7'?oi?e, b. September 25,1795; d. January 25, 1809, at 
36./ iv. Anna, b. December 19, 1798; ra. William Kilgore. 

V. ISamuel-Truxton, b. March 15, 1800; went to Bogota, 
South America, and tliere m. an English lady; d, on 
voyage to England, leaving two children. 
vi. J{ebecGa,h. December 19, 1802; d. s. p. at Harrisburg. 
'vii. Sarah, b. 1805; d. s. p. 
37. ix. ilictry, b. January 8, 1808; m. Joseph G-. Davidson. 

XV. Gawik-Irwin Beatty,^ (James, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. September 13, 1773, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, 
county Down, Ireland ; d. December 14, 1843, at Harrisburg, 
Pa. ; ra.. May, 1799, by Eeverend Nathaniel Snowden, Letitia 

Beatty Family. 69 

GrEEER, daughter of James and Anna Greer, b. 1778 ; d. April, 
1838, at Harrisburg, and there buried. They had issae : 

38. i. Isabella, b. February 26, 1800; m. Christian Charles 


39. n. James, b. September 16, 1802; m., first, Jane Ann Mc- 

Mullin ; second, Judith Towles. 
Hi. Mary, b. 1804; d. 1828; m. Bartis Crangle, b. 1799; d. 
1830, and had James- Beatty, m. Dortai Emilie Kuhne, 
and Isabella-Fechtig, m. George F. Gilmore. 

XVI. Eebecca Beatty, ^ (James, ^ William, ^ James, ^ John, ^ ) 
b. December 4, 1775, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, pounty Down, 
Ireland; d. 1819, at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., December 12, 1809, 
by Eeverend James Buchanan, Daniel Houseman, son of 
U'rederick Houseman, b. 1774, at York, Pa. ; d. 1818, at Har- 
risburg. They had issue (surname Houseman) : 

i. Frederick, b. November 2, 1812 ; bap. March 4, 1813, by 
Eeverend Philip Gloninger, of Harrisburg; resides in 
the South. 

40. ii. James-Downey, b. September 17, 1817; m. Emily Watson. 

XVII. Alice Ann Beatty, ^ (James, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. February 12, 1777, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county 
Down, Ireland ; d. May 14, 1841, in Orange township, Ashland 
county, 0. ; m., June 5, 1798, by Reverend N. Snowden, John 
Downey, b., in 1765, at G-ermantown, Pa. He was a son of Cap- 
tain John Downey and Sarah, his wife. The elder Downey 
was an officer of the Revolution, under General Lacey, and 
was inhumanly massacred at the battle of the Crooked Billet. 
The son received a classical education in the old academy at 
Grermantown, and, in 1793, located at Harrisburg, where he 
opened a Latin and grammar school. At this period, in a letter 
to Grovernor Thomas Mifflin, he proposed a "Plan of Educa- 
tion," remarkably foreshadowing the present common-school 
system, and which has placed him in the front rank of early 
American educators. He was for many years a justice of the 
peace, and served as town-clerk for a long time. He was the 
first cashier of the Harrisburg bank, largely instrumental in 
securing the erection of the bridge over the Susquehanna, and 
one of the corporators of the Harrisburg and Middletown 


70 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Turnpike company ; was a mfember of the Legislature in 1817 
-18, and filled other positions of honor and profit. He died at 
Harrisburg, on the 21st of July, 1827, and the Oracle speaks 
of him as "a useful magistrate and a pious man." He wrote 
much for the press, and a series of articles published in the 
Dauphin Guardian^ entitled " Simon Easy Papers," were from 
his pen, sparkling with wit. They are worth a permanent set- 
ting, as a valuable contribution to literature. Their daughter, 
Ellen Downey, b. 1811, at Harrisburg ; d. 1869, at Springfield, 
O. ; m., April 5, 1831, Hon. Daniel Kilgore, of Steubenville, 
O., and had issue. 

XVIII. George Beatty,^ (James, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John,^) b. January 4, 1781, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county 
Down, Ireland. He received a good early education in the 
Latin-school of John Downey, and learned the watch and 
clock-making with his brother-in-law, Samuel Hill, whose 
clocks are more or less celebrated to this day. In 1808. Mr. 
Beatty established himself in business, which he continued un- 
interruptedl_y for upwards of forty years. He was an ingeni- 
ous mechanician, and constructed several clocks of peculiar and 
rare invention. In 1814, he was orderlj^-sergeant of Captain 
Thomas Walker's company, the Harrisburg Volunteers, which 
marched to the defense 'of the city of Baltimore. Mr. Beatty 
in early life took a prominent part in local affairs, and, as a 
consequence, was frequently solicited to become a candidate for 
office, but he almost invariably declined. He, nevertheless, 
served a term as director of the poor, and also as county auditor. 
He was elected a burgess of the borough, and was a member 
of the town-council several years, and, while serving in the 
latter capacity, was one of the prime movers in the efforts to 
supply the borough with water. Had his suggestions, how- 
ever, been carried out, the water-works and reservoir would 
have been located above the present city limits. Mr. Beatty 
retired from a successful business life about 1850. He died at 
Harrisburg, on the 10th of March, 1862, aged eighty-one years, 
and is interred in the Harrisburg cemetery. He was an active, 
enterprising, and upright Christian gentleman. Mr. Beatty was 
thrice married; first, May 18, 1815, by Reverend George 

Beatty Family. 71 

Lochman, D. D., Eliza White, daughter of William White, 
b. January 20, 1797 ; d. September 10, 1817. They had issue: 

i. Margaret, b. February 18, 1816 ; d. December 3, 1837 ; m. 
Keverend Allen John, and ha,d George-Beatty. 

Mr. Beatty, m., secondly, ISTovember 22, 1820, by Reverend 
George Lochman, J). D., Saeah Smith Shrom, daughter of 
Casper Shrom* and Catharine Van Gundy, b. January 15, 
1796, at York, Pa. ; d. August 25, 1828. They had issue : 

a. Eliza- White, b. August 11, 1823; d. November 24, 1832. 
Hi. Mary-Ann-Jefferson, h. September 15, 1824:\ m. Immanuel 
Meister Kelker. {see Kelker record.) 

Mr. Beatty, m., thirdly, September 21, 1830, by Rev. 
Eliphalet Reed, Catharine Shrom, b. December 26, 1807, 
at York, Pa. They had issue : 

* Casper Shrom, b. May 29, 1768 ; d. November 28, 1844, at Har- 
risburg ; son of Jacob Shrom and Christiana Smith ; m., March 5, 1789, 
Catharine Yan Gundy, b. December 13, 1767 ; d. April 21, 1855, 
at Harrisburg; daughter of Captain Joseph Van Gundy, of the army 
of the Revolution. They had issue (surname Sln-om) : 

i. Henry, (first,) b. February 9, 1790; d. July 4, 1801. 
ii. Jacob, b. February 22, 1792; d. June 18, 1855, at Harris- 
burg, Pa.; unm. 
Hi. Mary, h. December 15,1793; d. May 5, 1879, at Harris- 
burg; m. Andrew Findley Laird, b. November 5, 1789; 
d. September 13, 1832, at Columbia, Pa.; son of John 
Laird and Sarah Ann Findley. They had issue (sur- 
name Laird) : John-Findley, b. July 4. 1811 ; d. s. p. ; 
Sarah -Ann- Findley, b. October 16, 1812; m. Samuel 
Shoch Bigler; Cai/ia7'irje->S/irom,b. February 4, 1815; d. 
June 12, 1866; m. Thomas Robinson; Harriet- Smith, 
b. February 5, 1818; d. October 2, 1871; Doctor John- 
Wesley, b. March 4, 1824; and George-Beatty, b. October 
17, 1826; d. October 27, 1856; unm. 
iv. 5oro/i-6Y'Mi/i,b. January 15, 1796; m. George Beatty. (see 
Beatty record.) 
V. Catharine, (first,) b. February, 1798; d. August, 1802. 
vi. Henry, (second,) b. April 24, 1801 ; d. May 31, 1822, at 

Williamsport, Pa. ; unm. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. .January, 1804; d. August, 1807. 
via. Catharine, (second,) b. December 26, 1807; m, George 
Beatty. [see Beatty record.) 

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41. iv. Sarah-Shromyh. Octob?r 2, 1831; m. Reverend Beverly 
Roberts Waiigh. 
V. Eliza-White, b. January 5, 1833; m. William Henry Egle, 

M. D. (see Eijle record.) 
vi. Margarett.a, b. December 25, 1837; d. December 9, 1841. 
vii. G<orge-Washington-Irmn, b. May 11, 1840; m., June 5, 

1873, Eliza Watson Anderson, b. June 25, 1848. 
via. (J'ltharine-Shrom, b. March 27, 1842. 
ix. Henry- Jacob, b. April 2, 1847. 

XIX. Elizabeth Finlay,^ (Agnes, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. in 1774, in county Down, Ireland; m. William 
Haliday ; emigrated to America and both died there. They 
had issue (surname Haliday) : 

i. Agnes, 
ii. William. 
Hi. David. 
iv. Barbara. 
V. Maria. 
vi. Armstrong, 
vii. Eliza, 
via. Ann-Jane, 
ix. Robert. 

XX. William Finlay, ^ (Agues, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. 1776, in Ballykeel-Bdnagonnel ; d. 1856; m. Mary 
McKee, b. 1779 ; d. March 7, 1849. They had issue (surname 
Finlay) : 

i. Robert, b. 1808; d. 1856; unm. 

ii. Agnes,h.lSlO; m. Doctor Hood; emigrated to Australia. 
Hi. Eliza, b. 1812; m. Robert Bell. 
iv. Mary, b. 1816; d. 1842; unm. 

V. Margaret, b. 1817 ; m. Ralph Walsh; emigrated to America. 
vi. John, b. 1819; d. 1845; unm. 
vii. Rebecca, b. 1821 ; d. 1864; m. Alexander Brownlee. 

XXL David Finlay, ^ (Agnes, -^ William, ^ James, ^ John,i) 
b. 1778, in county Down, Ireland; d. in 1853; m., in 1812, 
Agnes McKee, b. June 2, 1795 ; d. September 6, 1872. They 
had issue (surname Finlay) : 

i. John, b. 1813; m. Christiana Brownlee. 
ii. Robert, h. 1815; d. 1854. 
m. DartcZ, b. 1817; d. 1844. 

iv. George, h. 1820; d. 1848. 

Beaity Family. 73 

V. Agnes.h. 1822; d. 1850. 
vi. Mary, b. 1826 ; d. 1846. 
vii. Eliza., b. 1834; resides in Belfast, Ireland. 

XXII. Geoege Finlay. ^ M. D.,(Agnes,* William, ^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. 1786, in county Down Ireland; d. 1854, at Strang- 
ford; m. Mary Frazer, b. September 26, 1798; d., Septem- 
ber, 1877, at Strangford, county Down, Ireland,. They had 
issue (surname Finlay) : 

I. Dr. Robert., d. November, 1850, at Strangford. 

ii. Eliza, b. October 28, 1828 ; d. November 21 , 1876, in Pointz- 
pass; m. Rev. Thomas Irvine of Pointz-pass, and had 
Dr. Oeorge-EflwarcU Dr. Robert-Finlay, Mary- Louisa, 
Lizzie-Ann, and Caroline-Emma. 

Hi. Dr. George, h. 1831 ; d. 1852, at Strangford. 

iv. Mary, b. 1833; d. March 1854, at Strangford. 

XXIII. Wilson Finlay, ^ (Agnes, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John.i) b., 1790, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1856; m., in 
1842, Mary Greer, daughter of Thomas Greer, of Carnreagh, 
county Down, Ireland. They had issue (surname Finlay) : 

i. Eohert, b. 1843 ; d. 1863 ; m., and left one son. 
ii. Agnes, h. 1845; d. 1867; m. 1865, Alexander Brownlee; left 

one daughter. 
Hi. James, h. 1847. 

iv. Thomas, b. 1849 ; resides at Belfast, Ireland. 
V. John, b. 1851. 
vi. Margaret, b. 1852. 

XXIV. Agnes Finlay, ^ (Agnes, ^ William, ^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. 1795, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1872 ; m., 1815, 
David McKee, b. 1788; d. 1850. ^hey had issue (surname 
McKee) : 

i. John, b. 1816; m. Alice Brownlee. 
ii. Agnes, h. 1817; d. 1841. 
Hi. Mary, b. 1819; d. 1844. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1822; d. 1844. 

V. Robert, b. 1827 ; d. 1834. 
vi. Sarah, h. 1880; m. Jolin Gibson. 

XXV. James Beatty,^ (William, ^ John, ^ James, ^ John,i) 
b. March 17, 1780, in county Down, Ireland ; d. 1832 ; m., 
1809, Dorothy Jefferson, b. 1792; d. April 17, 1875. 
They had issue: 

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i. William, b. 1810; d. 18(52; m. Sarab Gibson, b. 1816. 
a. Pearse, b. 1812; d. 1828. 
m. Eliza., b. 1817. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1819. 

V. Adam.h. 1821. 
vi. Martin, b. 1828; m. Mary Finlay. 

XXVI. William Beatty,^ (William,^ Jolin,^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. May 21, 1782, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1842; 
m., 1818, Mary McCormick, b. August 16, 1784; d. 1837. 
They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. 1819 ; m. William Cowan, 
n. Eliza, b. 1821 ; d. 1871 ; m. Samuel Carothers. 
Hi. Margaret, b. 1823 ; m. James Taylor. 
iv. Letilia, h. 1826 ; m. Thomas Young. 

XXVI. John Beatty,^ (William, ^ John, ^ James, ^ John, i) 
b. July 29, 1786, in county Down, Ireland; d. December 21, 
1828 ; m., in 1820, Jane Hanna, b. 1783, in Hillsborough, 
county Down, Ireland ; d. 1867, in Hollywood, county Down, 
Ireland, and buried in Belfast. They had issue : 
i. Eliza, b. 1821 ; m. Dr. William Mawhiney. 

XXVIII. Martin Beatty,^ (William,'^ John,^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. February 19, 1790, in county Down, Ireland; d. 
1839 ; m., 1831, Eliza Matthews, b. 1802 ; d. June 26, 1861. 
They had issue : 

i. John, h. 1832; m. Mary Moorhead. 
ii. Eliza, b. 1834; resides at Ballycrune. 
Hi. Alice-Anyi, h. 1836; m. John Anderson. 
iv. William, b. 1838 ; m. Fanny Wallace. 

XXIX. Thomas Beatty,^ ( William, ^ John,^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. March 16,1794, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1849 ; 
m., in 1820, Margaret Chambers, b. 1788 ; d. Xovember 
12.1866. They had issue: 

i. Joseph, b. 1821 ; emigrated to America. 
ii. William, b. 1822 ; emigrated to America in 1849. 
Hi. E'iza, h. 1824; d. 1859; m. William Coburn. 
iv. ISamuel, b. 1826. 

V. Marij-Ann, b. 1829; d. November 17, 1878. 

XXX. Ellen Beatty,^ (James, '^ John,^ James, ^ John,i) 
b. 1783, in county Down, Ireland ; cl. 1816 ; m., 1804, James 

Beaity Family. 75 

McKee, elder brother of David McKee (xxiv) ; emigrated to 

America in 1817. Thej had issue (surname McKee) : 

i. Mary, b. 1805. 

ii. Agnes, b. 1807. 

in. Thomas, b. 1808. 

iv. Jolm,\). 1809. 

V. James, b. 1811. 

XXXI. Jane Beatty/' (James, "^ John,^ James, ^ John,^) 
b. 1785, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1872; m., 1809, Wil- 
liam Carothees, b. September 17, 1777; d. February 18, 
1857. They had issue (surname Carothers) : 

i. James, b. 1810. 

n. John, b. 1811 ; d. 1814. 
Hi. William,h. ISU; (\.} SI 6. 
iv. Margaret, h. 1815; d. 1834. 

XXXII. William Beatty,^ (James,-* John,-'' James, ^ 
John,^) b. 1790, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1872 ; m., 1811, 
Eliza Carson, b. 1792; d. August 20, 1867. They had 
issue : 

i. George, b. 1815; m. Bella Eden. 
ii. James, b. 1816 ; d. 1840. 
Hi. Robert, b. 1819; emigrated to America; m. Mary- Ann 

iv. Jane, b. 1820; m. Georgre Beatty. (see xiii.) 
V. Margaret-Ann, b. 1822; m. John Todd. 
vi. William, b. 1823 ; d. 1859 ; m. Mary Moore. 
vii. John,h. 1825; d. 1859. 
viii. Eliza, b. 1826; d. 1851. 
ix. Samuel, b. 1828 ; emigrated to America. 
X. Nelson, b. 1830; ra. Mary Bell. 
xi. Ellen, b. 1832; d. 1868; m. John Kennedy. 

XXXIII. James Beatty, ^ (Jam es,^ John,^ James, ^ John,i) 
b., March 26, 1795, in county Down, Ireland; d. October 18, 
1873; m., October 10, 1827. Mary Ann McCloy,^ (Ann,^ 
George,^ William, ^ James,^ John,i) (xi,) b. 1800 ; d. Novem- 
ber 24, 1884, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel. They had issue: 

i. John, b. April 4, 1828; m. Jane McCauley, of Ballycrune, 

county Down, Ireland. 
ii. James, b. November 4, 1829. 
Hi. Mary, b. December 26, 1831 ; d. July 14, 1881 ; m. William 

Coburn, d. April 1,1884; left one daughter. 

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iv. Bobert, b. May 4, 1834 ; d. May 5, 1859. 
V. Ann, b. November 12, 1836. 

vi. Jane, (twin,) b. November 12, 1836. 

vii. Ilargaret, b. May 18, 1840; resides near Hillsborowgh, 
Ireland ; to her we are indebted for much of the genea- 
logical data herewith given. 

XXXIV. Samuel Beatty ,^ (James,-* Jolm,^ James, ^ 
John,^) b. 1797 in count}?' Down, Ireland; d. 1836; m., in 
1826, Jane Beatty, ^ (William,-* John,^ James, ^ John,i)b. 
August 13, 1797, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1832. Thej 
had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, b. 1827. 
ii. Eichard, b. 1828 ; m. Eliza Watson. 
iii. Jane, b. 1830. 
iiK Sxmuel, b. 1832; d. s. p. 

XXXV. Arundel Hill,^ (Nancy, ^ James, * William, ^ 
James, 2 John,*) b. December 5, 1791, at Ilarrisbm-g, Pa. ; d. 
April 5, 181:8, at Steubenville, O. ; was twice married ; first, at 
Steuben ville, O., May 29, 1823, by Eev. Thofnas Hunt, IIettie 
Shields; d. March 12, 1829, at Steubenville. They had 
issue (surname Hill) : 

i. Mary-Anti, b. March 27, 1824 ; d. July 11 , 1825. 
ii. Mary, b. June 20, 1826 ; d. September 17, 1827. 
iii. Samuel, b. June 29, 1828 ; d. December 19, 1828. 

Mr. Hill m., secondly, at Steubenville, O., August' 31, 1830, 
by Rev. Elisha Swift, Margaret Semple, daughter of John 
M. Semple, and his wife Margaret Whiteside, b. 1806 ; d. Au- 
gust 20, 1864. They had issue (surname Hill) : 

iv. Mary-Jane, b. August 2, 1831 ; d. June 26, 1833. 
42. V. Margaretta, b. December 22, 1833 ; m. James Hunter. 
vi. Mary, b. June 3, 1836 ; d. June, 1840. 
vii. Alice- Ann-Bovmey, b. Nov. 24, 1837 ; d. August 29, 1839. 
viii. Martha- Semple, h. August 9, 1840 ; m., September 21, 1865, 
Rudolphus B. Zoll ; b.May 6, 1826, and had Hettie-Hill, 
Annie-Hill, and George- Arundel, 
ix. Ann-Elizabeth-Hair,}:). SeY>temheY 15,1842; m., September 
15, 1868, Frank B. Aldrich, b. March 15, 1843; and had 
Frank-Edward and Ella- Margaretta. 
X. Hettie- Sabrah-Marsh, b. February 17, 1844 ; m., April 13, 
1869, Caleb Newton Wells, b. February 3, 1843, and had 
Birdie, May, and Sherman, 
xi. Sarah-Beatty, b. July 11, 1847 ; d. August 20, 1847. 

Beatty Family. 77 

XXXVI. Akka Hill, 6 (Nancy, ^ James, ^ William, 3 
James," Jolm,i) b., December 19, 1798, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; cl, 
October 8, 1872, at Steubenville, O. ; m., at Stenbenville, O., 
September 16, 1824, by Eev. Charles C. Beatty, D. D., 
William Kilgore, b., July 18, 1796, near King's creek, 
Virginia; d., January 1, 1877, at Steubenville, O. Mr. Kil- 
gore located at Steubenville in 1815, where he subsequently 
established himself in mercantile business. In 1854, he erected 
the Jefferson Iron Mills in that city, and was for many years 
president of the Jefferson National Bank. He was an enter- 
prising and prominent business man. The children of Anna 
Hill and William Kilgore, were (surname Kilgore) : 

i. Nancy-Aim, b. January 6, 1826; d., January 19, 1878, at 
Philadelpliia; m. William Sinclair, b , 1824, in Ireland; 
and they had Ann-Eliza, d. s. p., William-Kilgore, 
Charles-Ricketson^d. s. p., Mary-Alice, Geovqe-Mar shall, 
and Eleanor-Kihjore. 

ii. Daniel, b. August 3, 1827; m., August, 1858, Emily 

in. Mary, b. June, 1829. 

iv. Eleanor, b. 1831, d. s. p. 

V. John-Downey, b. March 18, 1833; m. Sarah P. James, and 
has issue. 

vi. Willia^n, b. 1837 ; d. August 11, 1845. 

XXXVII. Mary Hill,^ (Nancy, ^ James, 4" William, 3 
James, ^ John,i) b., January 8, 1808, in Harrisburg, Pa., re- 
sides at Steubenville O. ; m., March 20, 1832, by Hev. Charles 
C. Beatty, H. D., Joseph Gordon Davidson", b., September 
19, 1801, in Washington county. Pa; d., April 2, 1888, at 
Steubenville, 0. ; son of Joseph Davidson and his wife, Jane 
Grordon. They had issue (surname Davidson) : 

i. Anna-Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1833 ; d. February 25, 1836. 
ii. Mary-Jane, b. October 15, 1835; d. March 13, 1880. 
Hi. Joseph-Hill, b. March 26, 1838; d. June 22, 1839. 
iv. Ellen-Kilgore, b. September 20, 1840. 
V. Jostphine, b. January 17, 1845; d. October 18, 1865. 
vi. Annie, b. February 17, 1848; d. March 4, 1851. 
vii. William-Kilgore, b. October 23, 1851. 

via. Giorge-Beatty, b. May 6, 1855; d., March 7, lb80, at 
Ponghkeepsie, N. Y., where he was studying for the 
ministry. A young man of rich promise and rare mental 

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XXXVIII. Isabella Beatty,** (Gawin-Irwin/' James, * 
William, 3 James. 2 Jolin,i) b. February 26, 1800, at Harris- 
burg, Pa.; d. August 20, L870, at Gralveston, Texas; m., No- 
vember 28, 1819, at Cliambersburg, Pa., by Revereud Caleb 
Reynolds, Christian Charles Fechtig, b. February 6. 1794, 
in Washington county, Md. ; d. September 7, 1835, at Wil- 
liamsport, Md. ; son of Christian Feclitig and his wife, Susan 
Folk. They had issue (surname Fechtig) : 

43. i. James-Irwin, b. September 30, 1820; m. Catharine Jane 

a. Christian-Charles, b. Angust 23, 1822 ; d. August 28, 1846 ; 
m. Sarah Ann Carver, b. March 9, 1825, and they had 

Hi. Louis-Randolph, b. January 12, 1825 ; m. Mary Ann Oden, 
b. December 5, 1825, and had William-Christian, Jacob- 
Louis, and Mary-Louisa. 

iv. George-Frederick, h. Angust 21, 1827; d., 1883, at Balti- 
more, Md. ; m. Mary Elizabeth Berger, b. June 18, 1835; 
no issue. 

V. Christian, b. 1829; assassinated in Brenliam, Washington 
county, Texas, in 1864. 

vi. Letitla-Ann, b. March 29, 1834, at Williamsport, Md.; d. 
May 23, 1869, at Galveston, Texas; m. Henry Baldwin, 
b. July 25, 1835, at Broolifield, Conn.; d. at Galveston, 
Texas, and they had Isabella-Tamer^ Cora-Efitella, 
Katie-Fly nn, and Henry-Smith. 

XXXIX. James Beatty,^ (Gawin-Irwin,^ James, ^ Wil- 
liam, ^ James, 2 Jobn,!) b. September 16, 1802, at liarrisburg. 
Pa, ; a physician ; resides at Henderson, Ky. ; was twice mar- 
ried ; first. May 2, 1833, in Mason county, Ya., by Reverend 
Benjamin Smethers, Jane- Ann McMullin, b. in Mason 
county, Va. ; d. in Buffalo, Putnam count}^, Va. : dau. of 
Joseph and Jane McMullin. They had issue : 

i. George-Frederick, b. May 5, 1834, in Buffalo, Putnam 
connty, Va.; m. Mary Posey, b. March 18, 1840, in 
Henderson county, Ky. ; dau. of WiJliam Thornton 
Posey and Eliza J. Dixon. 
ii. Gawin-Ivwin, b. October 16, 1835, in Buffalo, Putnam 
county, Va. ; m. Susan Rudy, dau. of John and Mar- 
garet Rudy, of Henderson, Ky., and had Ann and 

Beatty Family. 79 

Dr. James Beattj m., secondly, May 19, 1857, at Henderson, 
Ky., by Eeverend D. H. Deacon, Judith Towles, dau. of 
Captain Henry Dixon, and widow of Judge Thomas T. 
Towles. Tliej had issue : 

m. Fannie-Dixon, b. March 16, 1858; m. Ira F. Ball. 

XL. James Downey Houseman,® (Rebecca, ^ James,^ Wil- 
lifam,3 James,2 John,i) b. September 17, 1817, in Cumberland 
county, Pa. ; resides at Paris, Texas ; m., December 23, 1846, 
at St. Louis, Mo., by Reverend William S. Potts, M. D., Emily "^^ 
Watson, b. November 17, 1824, at JSTewbern, K C, dau. of 
Thoman Watson and his wife, Sarah Hannis. They had issue 
(surname Houseman) : 

i. EHzaheth-Hannis, b. October 25, 1847 ; d. December 28, 

ii. Alice-Downey, b. November 26, 1849; m. William F. 
Fisher, of Paris, Texas. 
I in. Jumes-Dovcney, b. February 8, 1851; m. Lillie Powell 
O'Neal, b. January 24,1855, dau. of James O'Neal and 
Rachel Powell, and had Lillie-IEmily, d. s. p. 
iv. Emily, b. December 1, 1853 ; d. April 3, 1857. 
L'. Ellen-Kilgore, b. August 18, 1860. 

XLI. Sarah Shrom Beatty, ^ (George, ^ James, ^ William, ^ 
James,2 John,i) b. October 2, 1831, at Harrisbarg, Pa., and 
there resides; m., August 25, 1853, at Harrisburg, by Rev. 
John R Mesick, D. D., Rev. Beverly Roberts Waugh, b. 
July 28, 1834, at Liberty, Md. ; son of Right Rev. Beverly 
Waugh,* of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife 

* Beverly Waugh, b., October 25, 1789, in Fairfax county, 
Va. ; d. February 9, 1858, in the city of Baltimore, Md. He was the 
son of James Waugh and Henrietta Turley, and received a good 
classical education, In his twentieth year, he was admitted to trial 
as a traveling minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and, in 
1810, had charge of the Greenbrier circuit, Virginia. In 1811 , he was 
ordained a deacon, and in 1818, ah elder, and stationed in Baltimore. 
From that period until 1828, he was in active pastoral life. That year 
he was elected assistant book-agent, head-quarters in New York city, 
and in 1832, the principal in that work. In 1836, he was chosen a 
bishop of the church, and in 1852, became the senior ofhcer of the 
Methodist Episcopal Cluirch. In 1857, he presided over six confer- 
ences scattered from the Atlantic seaboard to Michigan and Indiana, 

80 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Catharine Busliby. He received a tliorough English and 
classical education, and entered Dickinson College, where he 
graduated. His alma mater subsequently conferred upon 
him the degree of A. M. Mr. Waugh was licensed to preach 
bj the Baltimore Conference; but accepted the position of Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics and English Literature in the Baltimore 
Female College, an institution then in the full tide of success. 
In 1853, the trustees of the Pennsylvania Female College at 
Harrisburg secured him as principal of that institution, in which 
position he labored faithfully and successfully to the day of 
his death. It was not alone in the capacity of "teacher that 
Mr. Waugh devoted his energies and talents ; but his labors 
were varied, incessant, faithful, in season and out of season, 
for the good of humanity. His devoted Christian life-work 
ended on the 24th of March, 1861, in his thirty-seventh year. 
There was issue (surname Waugh) : 

besides aiding his colleagues in three or four others. During his 
term of episcopal service, his toil and peril, fatigue and suffering, 
were very great ; but always without complaint. He was a faithful 
Soldier of the Cross, and universally loved and respected. He was a 
man of God — a consistent Christian, a devoted minister, and scrupu- 
lous in the performance of every known duty. Bishop Waugh m., 
April 21, 1812, in the city of Washington, by Rev. Nicholas Snetlien, 
Catharine Bruce Busiiby, b. September 4, 1791, in Fairfax 
county, Va. ; d. March 23, 1865, in the city of Baltimore ; daughter 
of William Busliby and Mary (Haight) Manning. They had issue 
(surname Waugh) : 

i. Ja7nes- Beverly ^ b. January 5, 1813 ; d. December 9, 1850 ; 

m. Mary Elizabeth Darke Manning, and had Mary- 
Virginia, d. s. p., and Henrietta, 
a. Eliza, b. August 10, 1815; d. November 12, 1822. 
Hi. William- Bushby, b. September 3,1817; d. May 18, 1877 ; 

m. Caroline M. Kettlehume, and had four children, all 

d. s. p. ' 
iv. Alexander-Toxonsend, b. December 22, 1819. 
V. Henrietta-Maria, b. September 11, 1821 ; d. June 17, 1845. 
vi. Beverly-Roberts, b. July 28, 1824; d. March 24, 1861 ; m. 

Sarah Shrom Beatty. 
vii. John-Wesley, b. October 5, 1827 ; d. 1880 ; m. Margaret A. 

Disney, and left issue. 
viii. Catharine- Virginia, b. January 9, 1830; m. Charles M. 

CuUen, a lawyer of Georgetown, Del., and had issue. 

Beatty Family. 81 

%. Eliza- Beverlina, b. November 21, 1855, at Harrisburg; 
baptized December 18, 1855, by Rev. Beverly Waugh, 
D. D. ; m. Charles Augustus Kunkel. (see Kimlcel 
ii. jBeverly-Boherts,\>.Octo\)erl5, 1861 : baptized December 1, 
1861, by Eev. Francis Hodgson, D. D., of the Metliodist 
Episcopal Church ; d. March 9, 1863. 

XLII. Maegaeetta Hill,"^ (Arundel, <* ISrancy,^ James,^ 
William,-'^ James, ^ John,i) b. Decern ter 22, 1835, at Steuben- 
ville, O. ; resides at Bynumsville, Mo; was twice married; first, 
April 10, 1855, at Steubenville, O., by Rev. William P. Breed, 
James Huntek, b. February 1, 1831, at Steubenville. O. ; d. 
June 24, 1868, at West Quincy, Mo. ; son of Samuel D. Hunter, 
and his wife Mary Ann Buell. They had issue (surname 
Hunter) : 

i. (Jharles-Cole, b. January 6, 1856. 
n. jyJary-Davidson , h. August 24, 1857. 
in. Mla-Margaretia, b. August 24, 1862. 
iv. IVillie-Arimdel, b. July 25, 1866. 

Margaret Hill Hunter, m., secondl}^, February 17, 1872, in 
Macon county, Mo., by Rev. John W. Scott, Emeey Bissel 
Dowkee, b. June 8, 1824, in Jefferson county, N. Y., son of 
Avery Downer and Electa Mitchell. 

XLIII. James Ie^in Fechtig,' (Isabella, ^ Grawin-Irwin, ^ 
James,* William,^ James,^ John,i) b. September 30, 1820, in 
Hagerstown, Md. ; d. August 31, 1860; m.. May 7, 1846, at 
Hagerstown, Md., by Rev. David Steele, Cathaeine Jane 
Emmeet, b., April 8, 1826, in Meadville, Washington county, 
Md., daughter of Michael Emmert and Annie Myers. They 
had issue (surname Fechtig) : 

i. Alice-Ann. b. April 11, 1847; d. December 1, 1848. 
ii. Clara-Jane, h. August 18, 1848; m. Allen Tingling, b. 
October 31, 1841, and they had Katie, Harvey-Allen, 
Margaret, and Walter. 
Hi. Michael-Emn.ert, h. November 17, 1850. 
iv. Isabella- B eatty , b. December 6, 1851 ; d. April 13, 1854. 
V. Millard-Fillmore, b. March 14, 1856. 
vi- Annie-Amelia, b. June 20, 1858; d. May, 1860. 

82 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. William Boas,^ son of Frederick Boas/ was born in 
1739, in the Canton of Zurich, not far from the city of Berne, 
Switzerland. He was of the Eeformed faith, as " all his 
fathers were," some of his ancestors being distinguished min- 
isters in the church of Zwingli. William passed through a 
regular course of scientific and theological training at the 
University of Halle, after which he, in 1770, came to America 
under the auspices of the congregations at Berne, but 'not with 
the necessary credentials from the Fathers of the Reformed 
church in Holland, from whom that denomination in this 
country received its authority. In the Cotal minutes of the 
Reformed church for the year 1771, mention is made of the 
fact that he " had been joyfully expected from Europe for 
several years; that he had now arrived, but that Cotus felt 
disappointed because he brought no testimonals with him; 
that they declined, on that account, receiving him." However, 
the congregration at Reading, Pa., earnestly petitioned Cotus 
that he might be given them as their pastor, because they had 
been so long destitute. The Fathers in Holland were very 
tenacious of their rights, and warned Cotus against acknowl- 
edging the Reverend Boas a member, but had the considera- 
tion, in 1773, to say : "As Pennsylvania is a free country, we 
cannot drive him away from his congregation," by whom he 
was dearly loved. He labored faithfully in the Master's vine- 
yard, and Cotus, in a letter to the Fathers, under date of May, 
1777, bestowed the highest praise upon Rev. Mr. Boas, stating 
" that his congregation in Reading is in a most flourishing con- 
dition, through his industry and zeal ; that he is at this time a 
learned and expert laborer in the kingdom of Christ; that he 
is beloved, not only in Reading, but by all the members of 

Boas Family. 83 

Cotus." About the year 1781, he resigned the charge of the 
Reading church, to which he had been a faithful pastor for 
ten years. He afterward appears to have had charge of the 
same congregation at Reading, for in the record-books of 
the church in Cocalico, Lancaster county, Pa., we find that 
" the Rev. Mr. Boas, of the Reading congregation, on the 15th 
of September, 1786, preached the funeral sermon of Reverend 
John Waldschmid, from Psalm Ixxiii : 23, 24." During the 
Revolution, when every able-bodied man (save those having 
conscientious scruples) was enlisted in the patriot cause, the 
Rev. Mr. Boas served a tour as chaplain to one of the asso- 
ciated battalions of Berks county, namely, that in and around 
Philadelphia in the summer of 1777. He did not cease his 
pastoral work until late in life, but was the same devout and 
earnest minister of the ISTew Testament. He was a good, earn- 
est preacher, had a remarkably strong voice, and nothing could 
move him from the path of duty. Full of years, he d. ISTo- 
veraber 28, 1814. at Reading, Pa., and is there buried. He 
married [Susanna] Eppler. They had issue : 

i. John; was a hatter by trade, and d. in Beading, Pa. ; ra. 
Herbein, and had, among others, John and Daniel. 

a. William ; removed to Allen town, Pa., where he succeeded 
Charles Deshler — whose daughter he had married— in 
merchandising. He was register and recorderof Lehigh 
county, and held other offices of honor. Of his children, 
we have the names of Dr. Charles, d. s. p.; William, 
Henry., Jacob, and Mary- Ann. 

Hi. Susanna; m. [Samuel] Warner, of Kutztown, Berks 
county, Pa., and had, among others, William, Samuel, 
Catharine, Maria, d. s. p., and Harriet. 

iv. Daniel; was also a hatter: d. in Beading; m., and had, 
among others, William, Augustus, Franklin G., Jacob, 
a minister of the Gospel ; (Jbediah, and Jeremiah. 

2. V. Jacob, b. 1779 ; m. Sarah Dick, 

vi. Catharine; m. Frederick Bapp, and had, among others, 
Williain, Anna, and Susan-Boas. 

3. vii. Frederick, h. July 8,1785; m. Elizabeth Krause. 

via. Barbara; m. Jacob Levan, a coppersmith, residing in 
Kutztown, and had Hester m. Mr. Bunstine, Elmina, 
•and Juliann. 

11. Jacob Boas,^ (William, ^ Frederick, i) b. 1779, at Read- 

84 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ing, Pa. ; d. October 8, 1815, at Harrisburg, Pa. He learned, 
at first, the trade of tinsmith, but subsequently entered mer- 
cantile life, removing to Harrisburg, Pa., in 1805, where he 
established himself in business. He served as a member of 
the borough council, and was appointed and commissioned by 
Governor Snyder, February 6, 1809, prothonotary and clerk 
of the courts of quarter sessions — an office he held at the time 
of his death. He was a man of sterling integrity, and prom- 
inent and influential in the afi:airs of the community in which 
he lived. Mr. Boas m., April 20, 1802, at Eeading, Pa., 
Sarah Dick, b. September 2, 1781, in Eeading, Pa.; d. Oc- 
tober 23, 1859, in Reading, Pa. ; dau. of Jacob Dick, They 
had issue : 

4. i. William-Dick, b. September 6, 1803: m. Martha Smith 


5. n. Jacoh-Dick, b. October 5, 1806 ; m., first, Elizabeth Seiler ; 

second, Emeline Yeakel Krause. 
Hi. John-Philip, b. July 12, 1809; d. in New Jersey; m. Miss 
Stem, and left several children. 

6. iv. Augustus- Frederick, b. March 1, 1813. 

7. V. Danid-Dick, b. February 19, 1816. 

ni. Frede"rick Boas, =^ (William, ^ Frederick, ^ ) b. July 3, 
1785, at Reading, Pa. ; d. June 13, 1817, at Philadelphia, Pa. 
He learned the trade of a coppersmith and tin-plate worker at 
Reading, Pa., but commenced business for himself at Reading. 
He removed to Harrisburg, Pa., in 1811, where he carried on 
his trade successfully. He was an enterprising citizen, and, al- 
though quiet and unobtrusive, a representative man in the 
community. He m.. May 17, 1811, Elizabeth Krause, b. 
September 23, 1796, in Lebanon, Pa. ; d. April 23, 1847, in 
Harrisburg, Pa. ; dau. of David Krause and Regina Orth. 
They had issue : 

8. i. Elmina-Elizaheth, b. July 7. 1813 ; m. William Jennings. 

9. n. Frederick-Krause, b. April 5, 1815; m. Sarah C. Nolen. 

IV. William Dick Boas,^ (Jacob, ^ William, ^ Frederick, i) 
b. September 6, 1803, in Reading, Pa.; learned the art of 
printing with Oeorge Getz, of Reading, on the Berks and 
Schuylkill Journal, and afterward worked at his profession in 

Boas Family. 85 

Philadelpbia, AUentown, and Hamsbarg. In 1837, lie pur- 
chased an interest in the Reporter office, at Harrisbnrg, in part- 
nership, first, with Samuel D. Patterson, and then with William 
F. Copeland, retiring in 1842. During this period, he was 
printer of the journals and bills of the House and Senate. He 
was cashier and clerk in the State Treasurer's Department dur- 
ing the administrations of Bickel, Bailey, Magraw, and Mc- 
Grath, about nine years in all ; was a clerk in the Surveyor 
General's office, and four years prothonotary of the county of 
Dauphin. From 1866 to 1868, he was one of the publishers 
of the Patriot. Mr. Boas m., March, 1828, Martha Smith 
Ingram, b. November 30, 1808 ; d. August 23, 1850, in Har- 
risbnrg, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Jacob-Dick, b. November 10, 1830 ; d. December 8, 1840. 
ii. Margaret-Lu/ram. 
Hi. Emma-Elizabeth. 

V. Jacob Dick Boas,^ (Jacob, ^ William, ^ Frederick, i) 
b., October 5, 1806, in Harrisburg, Pa. After hig father's 
death, went to live with his uncle, Jacob Levan, at Kutztown, 
where he remained until his fifteenth year, when he went to 
learn the trade of a hatter. He subsequently worked as a 
journeyman until 1831, when he established himself in busi- 
ness at AUentown, Pa. A year or two after, he was chosen a 
member of the borough council, and, in 1840, elected treasurer 
of the county of Lehigh. He represented his district in the 
State Senate during the years 1847, 1848, and 1849. In 1850, 
he removed to Harrisburg, where he established himself in the 
jewelry business, in which he was succeeded by his son. With 
Mr. Forster he was afterwards engaged in the forwarding busi- 
ness until his election as sheriff of Dauphin county in 1860. 
In 1868, he was appointed United States guager in the Internal 
Revenue Department of the Government, resigning upon being 
elected Mayor of the city of Harrisburg, in 1873, which office 
he held one term. He resides at Harrisburg. Mr. Boas m., 
in 1831, Elizabeth Seiler, b. April 22, 1807 ; d. August 
26, 1850, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; dau.ghter of Christian Seiler. 
They had issue: 

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i. Sarah- Eliznheth, m. Jacob Horter Smith, of Philadelphia, 

and had Bessie., Sallie, and Edith, 
a. Charles- Augustus, n\. Mary A. Reel, and liad Charles-Ross 
and Sarah-Beel ; reside at Harrisburg, Pa. 

Jacob D. Boas, m., secondly, Mrs. Emeline Yeakle 
Krause; d., ISTovember, 1873, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; s. p. 

VI. Augustus Frederick Boas,^ (Jacob, ^ William, ^ 
Frederick, 1) b. March. 1, 1813, in Harrisburg, Pa., studied 
law at Allentown with Charles Davis, a leading lawyer there, 
and was admitted to the Lehigh county bar, February 1, 1836 ; 
it is not known if he ever practiced his profession, for shortly 
after, on returniug to Reading, he became a clerk in the Berks 
County Bank. In 1855, he was largely interested in the 
lumber trade, and subsequently the banking business. During 
the Rebellion, he sold for the Government about fifteen million 
dollars' worth of bonds. He now resides in Harrisburg, Pa. 
Mr. Boas m. Emma Elizabeth Boyer, daughter of Jacob 
K. Boyer, of Reading, and had issue: 

i. Sarah-Jane, d. s. p. 

ii. Edwarcl-Payson, m. and resides in Reading, Pa. 
Hi. Martha-Jane, m. William S. Manus; resides at Thurlow, 

near Philadelphia, Pa. 
iv. Emma- Elizabeth, m. William A. Sober, a lawyer, at Sun- 
bury, Pa. 
V. Catharine-M. 

YII. Daniel Dick Boas.^ (Jacob, ^ William. ^ Frederick, i) 
b. February 19, 1816, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. May 9, 1878, 
in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried. Received the limited 
education afforded by the public schools prior to the establish- 
ment of the common-school system. In 1834, was appointed a 
clei'k in the Harrisburg post-office, a position he held until 
the year 1845, when he went into business with 0. Bellman, 
and subsequently established himself in the lumber trade, in 
which he was successfully engaged at the time of his death. 
He was a public-spirited and enterprising citizen, and his life 
was a useful one. He was a church- warden and treasurer of St. 
Stephen's Episcopal church, Harrisburg — a marble tablet and 
memorail window within that edifice bear testimony to his ser- 

Boas Family. 87 

vices and virtues. Mr. Boas m. Margaret Bates; resides at 
Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue: 

i. Sarah- 2\;ler. m. John Wister, iron manufacturer, of Dun- 
cannon, Pa., and had Jave-Boas,d. s. p., Elizabeth^ Sa- 
rah-Logan, and Margant. 
ii. William- Stnart, resides at Harrisburg, and, with his 

brother, has succeeded to his father's business. 
Hi. Jane-Eliza, m. Josepli Wood, and had William-Boas, 

Cooper, and Margaretta. 
iv. Henry- Daniel, m. Susanna Espy, and had Mary-Espy and 

Sarah- Wister. 
V. Belen-Margartt. 

YIIT. Elmijsta Elizabeth Boas,^ (Frederick, ^ William, ^ 
Frederick, 1) b. July 7, 1813, in Harrisburg. Pa.; d. October 
10, 1884, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. William Jennings, b. Sep- 
tember 23, 1807, in Juniata valley, Pa. ; d. October 6, 1876, 
in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried ; son of William Jennings, 
who raised a company for the war of 1812-14, but who died 
suddenly before the company left home ; he went to Harris- 
burg. Pa., about the year 1823, to learn blacksmithing, subse- 
quently establishing a foundry, which he successfully carried 
on until near the close of his life. He was an enterprising cit- 
izen, active and influential in the public affairs of the munici- 
pality from 1830 to 1850, and in the church, of which he and 
his wife were consistent members, (the first Methodist,) prom- 
inent and zealous. They had issue (surname Jennings) : 

i. Elmer-Frederick, b. May, 1833; d. December 22, 1876, 
10, a. William- JVesley , h. July 22, 1838 ;.m, Emma Yan Horn. 
Hi. Elizaheth-M., b. September 3, 1843 ; m. B. Frank Scheffer 
October 15,1867, of Harrisburg, and had isssue, (sur- 
name Scheffer,) Tliecdore-William and Nellie-Boas. 
iv. Elmina-Begina, b. January 8, 1845; d. August 17, 1846. 
V. Mary-En^ma, b. September 26, 1847 ; d. January 16, 1857. 
vi. Eannie-Boas, b. March 9, 1854; d. December 23, 1869. 

IX. Frederick Krause Boas,^ (Frederick, ^ William, ^ 
Frederick,!) b. April 5, 1815, in Harrisburg, Pa., where he 
now resides. In 1825, he went into the printing office of 
Messrs. Krause & Cameron to learn that art, where he con- 
tinued three years. In 1829 and 1830, he was a mercantile 

88 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

clerk, and afterward went one year to school. The latter part 
of 1831 he was again in mercantile life, in which he remained 
until August, 1832, when he entered the post-offi.ce at Harris- 
burg, under James Peacock. In the meantime, he studied law 
under his uncle, David Krause, and was admitted to the Dau- 
phin county bar. August 22, 1837. He opened his law office 
in 1838, but remained connected with the post-office depart- 
ment until 1813, assisting in the accounts, etc. In that year 
he entered, into law partnership with David Krause, under the 
firm name of Krause & Boas. In 1815, Mr. Krause was ap- 
pointed presiding judge of the Montgomery county district, 
since which time Mr. Boas ha? continuously practiced his pro- 
fession ; was appointed by Governor Porter aid on his staff, 
with the rank of colonel, which he held from 1839 to 1845 ; 
was school-director from 1839 to 1818, being treasurer of the 
board from 1840 to 1842, and also served in the borough coun- 
cil six years, from 1847 to 1853. Colonel Boas m., February 
6, 1871, Sarah Catharine Nolen, dau. of William and 
Maria H. Nolen, of Harrisburg, Pa.. 

X. William Wesley jENJsriisrGS,^ (Elmina-Elizabeth,^ 
Frederick, 3 William, ^ Frederick, i) b. July 22, 1838, in Har- 
risburg, Pa., where he now resides. He attended the public 
schools of Harrisburg until his fifteenth year, when he com- 
menced to learn the trade of iron-niolder in his father's 
foundry. From 1860 to 1875, he was engaged in the iron busi- 
ness. During the war of the Rebellion, he raised the One Hun- 
dred and Twenty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
a nine months' regiment, and was in the battles of Fredericks- 
burg and ChancelloVsville. (For a history of the regiment, see 
History of Dau-phinVounty, Pa., p. 202.) Shortly after being 
mustered out of serviqe, the Gettysburg campaign opened, and 
Colonel Jennings was placed in command of the Twenty-sixth 
Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. The following account con- 
cerning it we have from Jacobs' " Battle of Gettysburg '' : " The 
Twenty-sixth regiment arrived at Gettysburg on Friday the 
26th of June, and by order of Major Haller, although contrary 
to the earnest remonstrances of Jennings, colonel of tlie regment, 
was sent forward at 10:30, A. M., on the Chambersburg turnpike. 

Boas Family. 89 

This was a suicidal movement of a handful chiefly of inexpe- 
rienced men, in the face of a large body of experienced troops. 
The rebels afterwards laughed at the folly of the order. But, 
advancing to the distance of about three miles westward, our 
little band encamped, and threw out their pickets. At about 
3, P. M., the rebels in force made their appearance, and cap- 
tured nearly all their pickets, forty in number. Colonel Jen- 
nings, who had on several occasions shown himself to be an 
officer as skillful as he is cool and brave, seeing the trap into 
which he had been led, immediately, upon sight of the enemy, 
divided the regiment into three squads, in order to deceive 
them with the appearance of a large body of infantry. The 
deception proved so far successful that the rebels did not press 
them, fearing that a direct attack might prove more serious 
than a mere skirmish. Jennings' command, however, hastil}^ 
retreated eastward over the fields and by country roads, occa- 
sionally skirmishing with the enemy's calvary, which was sent in 
pursuit of them; and, after losing one hundred and twenty men 
of their number near Hunterstown, and zigzagging very fre- 
quentl}^, being often within hearing distance of their pursuers, 
they reached Harrisburg on Sunday, the 28th of June, much 
fatigued, having marched fifty-four out of sixty continuous 
hours. Too much praise cannot be awarded Colonel Jennings 
for the skillful manner in which he conducted this retreat and 
saved the regiment from caj)ture." From 1863 to 1866, Colonel 
Jennings served as sheriff of the county of Dauphin, and again 
from 1876 to 1879, At the breaking out of the railroad riots 
in July, 1877, Colonel Jennings was absent from home, but, 
hastening to the State capital, he at once assumed control, or- 
ganized the citizens, and restored peace to the city, seriously 
threatened with mob violence. His example was favorably 
commented upon at the time, not only by the newspaper press 
in general, but by the Governor of the State in his annual 
message, and was deserving of all praise. Upon the death of 
Mr. Calder, president of the First National Bank of Harris- 
burg, in 1880, he was elected to that position, in which he con- 
tinues, and is the president of the Commonwealth Guarantee 
Trust and Safe Deposit Company, In 1884, he was chosen a 


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director of the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company. Col- 
onel Jennings m., December 17, 1861, Emma Yan Horn, b. 
November 26, 1842. They had issue (surname Jennings) : 

i. Frederick-Boas, b. November 13, 1862; d. February 28, 

ii. Mary, b. September 7, 1864. 
Hi. William, \). August 18,1868. 
iv. Fannie, b. January 7, 1870. 
V. Harry, b. March 31, 1872. 


Eomberger Family. 91 


1. Cheistian Bombergeei and Mnria, his wife, emigrated 
from Eshelbrun, Baden, Germany, and arrived in Pennsylvania 
on the 12th day of May, 1722. He took up and settled upon 
a tract of lanri in "Warwick township, Lancaster county, a por- 
tion of which remains in the possession of his descendants to 
this day. The original patent bears date May 22, 1734, and in- 
cluded 548 acres in the survey. Tliis patent is now in the 
hands of Reverend Christian Bomberger, a preacher of the 
Mennonite church. The first Christian died prior to 1750, and 
left, among other children : 

2. ^. Jolin^ b. 1703; m. Mary Bausman. 

3. ii. Christian; m. and had issue. 

II John Bomberger, ^ (Christian, i) b. about 1703: m. 
Mary Bausman. They had issue, all b. in Warwick town- 
ship, Lancaster county : 

i. Michael, b. 1737; m. and settled in Maryland. 

4. ii. John, b. January 31, 1739; m. Catharine Flora. 

5. Hi. O/irisf-ian, b. 1740; m. Elizabeth Dussinger. 

iv. Joseph, b. 1742; m. and had Peter, who settled in Canada. 

V. Jacob, b. 1744. He received the rudiments of a German 
education at Litiz, and was brought up on his father's 
farm. During the Provincial era, he served as an officer 
in the Second battalion of the Pennsylvania troops, under 
General Forbes and Colonel Bouquet. During the Rev- 
olution, he was some time in service, but turning his 
attention to religion, he began to study such theological 
works as were within his reach. After the peace of 
1783, he went into the Western country, and for many 
years missionated among the Indians in the North-west. 
During the war of 1812-14, well advanced in life, he re- 
turned to Pennsylvania, and remained with his friends. 
He died near Harrisburg, Pa., on the 4th of August, 
1829, at the age of eighty-five, and was buried inSherer's 

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burying-ground. The labors of Mr. Bomberger, for 
many years, were of that self-sacrificing spirit and de- 
votedness wliich proved that others there were beside 
the zealous Jesuit and tlie faithful Moravian whose re- 
ligious fervor and Christ-like example stand out as shin- 
ing lights in the galaxy of the followers of the doctrines 
and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. 

III. Christian Bomberg-er,^ (Christiau,i) m., and had 
issue, amon^ others : 

6. i. John; ra. Maria Reist. 
ii. Chrhtian. 

in. Jacob, d. s. p. 

io. Joseph; m. Miss Erb; settled near Manheim, Lancaster 

county, Pa., and they had GhrUtian, Joseph, and John. 

The latter m. and had Elias, John, Martin, David, and 


IV. John Bomberger, ^ (John,^ Christian, i) b. January 
31, 1739, in Warv^ick township, Lancaster county. Pa. ; d. 
May 6, 1798, near Middletown, Pa. ; m, Catharine Flora. 
They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth; m. Michael Rodenberger; removed to Centre 
county, Pa. 

7. a. John, h. July 13, 1763; m., first, Rachel Blattenberger ; 

second, Elizabeth (Cauffman) Heppich. 
Hi. Joseph,h. 1772; d. March 20,1814; unm. 

8. iv. Jacob, b. July 25, 1775; m. Sophia Ettley. 

V. Michael, d. s. p. 

vi. George; m. and removed to Lancaster, Oliio. 
vii. Jonas; m. and removed to Centre or Clearfield county, 
Pa., and had one daughter, Sophia. 

V. Christian Bomberg-er,^ (John,^ Christian,^) b. about 
1740, in Lancaster county, Pa. ; m., first, Elizabeth Dus- 
singer ; second, Julia Dussinger ; and there was issue, 
among others : 

i. Joseph; m. and had two sons, one of whom, Elias, re- 
moved to Virginia. 
ii. David; m. and left issue — Isaac and Doctor Christian, 

both of whom left families. 
Hi. Moses, d. s. p. 
iv. Peter, d. s. p. 

V. Samuel; m. and settled in Canada. 
vi. Christian ; m. and settled in Canada. 
vii. John, d. s. p. 

Bomhevger Family. • 93 

VI. John Bombeeger,^ (Cliristian, ^ Christian, i); m. 
Maeia Eeist, and there was issue : 

i. Christktyi ; m. and settled in Lebanon county, Pa. 
n. John ; m. and had, amo]:ig otliers, Christian and Jacoh. 
Hi. Jc'C6&; m. and bad Henry, 
iv. Josejjh. 

V. Abraham; ni. Veronica , and located in Dauphin 

county, Pa. 
vi. Daniel. 

vii. Peter; m. and located in Conestoga township, Lancaster 
county, Pa. 

VII. John Bombeegee,^ (John,^ JohD,^ Christian, i) b. 
April 11, 1763 ; cl. September 2, 1847, in Micldletown, Pa. ; 
m., first, Eachel Blattenbeegee, b. August 5, 1771; d. 
August 19, 1814, and they had issue: 

i. Catharine, b. December 22, '1796; d. May 19, 1829: in., 
November 7, 1822, Isaac Simcox, and had Buchd, m. 
Samuel McElfatrick ; and Abraham. 
9. ii. MugdaJena, b. September 16, 1799; in. James Ringland. 
Hi. John; killed by a runaway horse ; s. p. 
vi. Eliza, h. February 24, 1802 ; d. June 8, 1838 ; m. Jacob Al- 
bert, and had John and Elizabeth. 
V. Christiana, b. November 22, 1810; d. February 7, 1870 ; m. 
Henry Schreiner, and had, among others, Mary, m. 
Henry A. Etter ; Janies-B., d. s. p.; Ann, m. Eckert 
Sheaffer; Henry- J-, and Lavinia, m. John D. Myers. 

John Bomberger m., secondly, Mrs. Elizabeth (Cauffman) 
Heppich, b. July 19, 1784 ; d. January 31, 1857. They had 

issue : 

vi. Jeicob-Cavffmon, b. December 16, 1817, at Middletown,Pa. 
His education was received in the schools of the town, 
which, at that period, was quite limited. His early life 
was passed in merchandising, and subsequently in the 
business of banking. During the sessions of the Penn- 
sylvania State Senate for 1851 and 1852, he served as as- 
sistant clerk of that body ; the year following, upon the 
establishment of the Mechanics' Bank, at Harrisburg, 
Pa., as cashier of that institution. Mr. Bomberger sub- 
sequently became its sole owner, and through his energy, 
financial tact, and ability, it has become one of the most 
successful banking-houses in Pennsylvania. For many 
years Mr. Bomberger held the position of one of the 

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trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital, at Harrisburg, 
under the appointment of the Governor. Few men are 
held in higher esteem for integrity, and in the com- 
munity where he is among its leading citizens, he has 
its respect and confidence. 
mi. Rac/ieZ; m. Samuel Kunkel. {see KunJcel record.) 

VIII. Jacob Bomber(1er,'^ (Jolin,^ JolLn,^ Christian, i) b. 
July 25, 1775, in Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. August 21, 1842, 
at Midclletown, Pa. ; m. Sophia Ettley, b. Marcli 6, 1778 ; d. 
December 11, 1839, in Middletown, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, d. in 1866; m. Jacob Erb; removed to Centre 

county, Pa. ; and left issue. 
a. John,\). February 14, 1806; d. April 5, 1852; m. Elizabeth 
Parthemore, b. February 2, 1809 ; d. .January 31, 1865 ; 
and removed to Ohio, leaving issue. 
10. in. Mary, m. Jacob Rife. 

iv. William, m. Sarah Parthemore ; resides in Fairview town- 
ship, York county, Pa. 
V. Joseph-H., d. in 1845; was a minister of the " Churcli of 
^ vi. Catharine, m. David Hotter, and had issue ; resides in 
Washington township, Dauphin county, Pa. 

IX. Magdalena Bomberger,^ (Jolin,* John,^ John,^ 
Christian,^) b. September 16, 1799, in Middletown, Pa.; m. 
James Pingland, b. December 6, 1795, in Chester county. 
Pa. His father was a native of county Down, Ireland, and 
came to America in 1793 ; he died at Lancaster, Pa., in 1842. 
James Pingland settled at Middletown, Pa., about 1821, where 
be entered mercantile life, subsequently establishing himself 
in business, which lie successfully carried on. They bad issue 
(surname Eingland) : 

11. i. John b. January 9, 1825; m. Margaret E. Smith. 
ii. James, d. April, 1855. 

Hi. Eliza- Jane, m. Samuel L. Yetter, of Middletow^n, Pa. 
iv. Mary-M., m. Benjamin F. Kendig. 

X. Mary BoMBERGER, 5 (Jacob, ^ John,^ John,^ Christian, i) 
b. in Middletown, Pa. ; m. August 12, 1828, Jacob Eife, b. 
March 2, 1805, in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, 
Pa. ; son of Henry Rife and Susan Shelly ; be was educated in 
the schools of the time, and worked on a farm until be .went 

Bomherger Family. ' 96 

to learn the tanning trade with William King, of Middletown ; 
afterwards carried on the business for himself, several years, at 
what is known as the Kej^stone tannery, at the same time 
conducting a small farm, now within the limits of that borough. 
They had issue (surname Rife) : 

i. ^SMsar), m. Lewis P. Brady. 

n. Sophia, m. Enoch Matlack. 

iii. Henry-Jacob. 

iv. Mary, m. William C. Boss, of Iowa. 

V. Joseph-B. 

vi. Margaret- Shelly, m. David C. Kolp, of Iowa, and had 

vii. Clara-Lauman. 

via. John-Winehrenner^h. Kxxgwiii 14,1846. Was educated in 
the common schools and Crittenden's Commercial 
College, from which latter he graduated in 1862. He 
learned tanning with his father, and when the latter 
retired from active business l\e and his brother Jacob 
took charge of the Keystone steam tannery, where 
they are extensively engaged in the manufacture of 
leather. He served in the One Hundred and JSTinety- 
fourth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. 

ix. Jacob-Flake, b. September 29, 1848. Was educated in the 
public schools and at the Pennsylvania College, Gettys- 
burg. He learned the tanning trade with his father, 
and is now associated with his brother, above named, in 
the business. 

X. William-Bo7'i}berger. 

XI. John Ringland, 6 (Magdalena,^ John,* John,^ John,^ 
Christian, 1) b. January 9, 1825, in Middletown, Pa., where he 
now resides. He was educated in the common schools of 
Middletown. At the age of fifteen he entered the Examiner 
and Herald office, at Lancaster, to learn the art of printing 
with R. White Middleton, who afterwards sold the office, and 
removed to Carlisle, where he purchased the Carlisle Herald, 
John accompanying him, as also back again to Lancaster, 
when he sold out the Herald and purchased the Lancaster 
Union. Here he remained until 1845. In 1846, Mr. Ring- 
land commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Benjamin J. 
Wiestling, of Middletown, and graduated from the medical de- 
partment of the University of Pennsylvania in 1850. He 


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located at Portsmouth, now Middletown, where he entered 
upon the practice of medicine; but was subsequently com- 
pelled to relinquish it owing to impaired hearing. In the fall 
of 1852, he engaged in the lumber business at New Cumber- 
land, in which he continued until the spring of 1855, when he 
returned to Middletown, and established himself in the drug 
business. In 1860, he was elected recorder of deeds and clerk 
of the orphans' court of Dauphin county, and reelected in 
1863. While at Portsmouth, in 1850, a post-ofhce was estab- 
lished, there, and Dr. Pingland appointed postmaster. He has 
served as justice of the peace, was census enumerator in 1880, and 
filled various borough offices. Dr. Ringland married, in 1850, 
Margaret E. Smith, daughter of Henry Smith, of Middle- 
town. They had issue (surname Ringland) : 

i. James-Henry, 
a. Bohert Wiestling, d. s. p. 
Hi. John- Augustus, 
iv. Kate-Shelly, d. s. p. 

V. Mary- Jane; m. M. L. Emmingev. 
vi. Loidsa-Bomberger . 
vii. Hurry-Smith, d. s. p. 
via. Margaret- Smith, d. s. p. 
ix. Anna- Laura- 

X. Edvcin-Shoit, d. s. p. 
xi. Edith-Matilda, d. s. p. 
xii. Almeda-Kunkel. 

Boyd of Derry. 97 


1. William Botd,i a native of county Antrim, Province of 
Ulster, Ireland, emigrated to Pennsylvania prior to 1730, set- 
tling in Derry township. He had a large family of children, 
of whom we have the following: 

i. Robert, b. 1705, who took up severa tracts of land in Derry 

township ; m. and had Ulizaheth, Catharine, and Mary. 

ii. Alexander, b. 1707; m. and had Alexander, Bohert, 

Williaiyi, and Margaret, 
in. Jennett, b. 1710 ; d. October 17, 1757 ; m. John McCosh ; 
d. ISIovember, 1754. At his death he left considerable 
of an estate, which his widow disposed of as follows : To 
her brothers, William, John, Alexander, and Robert 
Boyd ; her niece, Marg;iret, daughter of John Boyd ; to 
Alexander, Robert, William, and Margaret, children of 
Alexander Boj^d ; to Benjamin, Joseph, and William, 
children of William Boyd ; niece Catharine Boyd, who, 
we presume, was a daughter of William Boyd ; to her 
sister-in-law, Jean Boyd; to her nieces, Elizabeth, 
Catharine, and Mary, daughters, we suppose, of Robert 
Boj'd; to Rev. John Roan; and "the sum of twenty 
shillings to Derry congregation." 

2. iv. William, b. 1712; m. and left issue. 

V. John, b. 1715 ; m. and had Margaret. 

II. William Boyd,^ (William, i) b. 1712, in county An- 
trim, Ireland, d. prior to 1760, in Derry township, Lancaster 
county, Pa. ; m. and had among others the following issue : 

3. i. TTiMiam, b. 1733; m. Jennett Brisben. 

4. ii. Benjamin, b. 1738; m. Jennett Elliott. 

5. Hi. Joseph, b. 1740 ; m. Elizabeth Wallace. 
iv. Catharine, b. 1743. 

III. William Boyd,^ (William, ^ William, i) b. about 
1783 in Derry township, then Lancaster county, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was brought up as a farmer, became quite promi- 
nent in Provincial days, and was an officer during the French 


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and Indian war, and the struggle for independence. He be- 
longed to the Paxtang Boys, whose zeal in defense of their 
firesides compelled them to destroy the murdering savages of 
Conestoga. During the latter part of his life, he served in the 
commission of a justice of the peace. He was one of the char- 
ter members of Lodge 21, at Paxtang, and its second Master. 
In his will, he left a legacy to the lodge's charity fund. Mr. 
Boyd died May 17, 1808, and is buried in Derry church grave- 
yard. Hem. Jejstnett Brisben. They had issue: 

i. James, b. 1759. 

6. a. John^h. 1761; m. Mary Williams. 
in. Jennett, b. 1763; m. Moore. 

iv. Mary, b. 1765; m. Strawbridge. 

V. Margaret, b. 1767; m. William Williams. 
vi. William, b. 1769 ; d. December, 1807 ; m. and left issue. 

IV. Benjamin Boyd,^ (Will iam,^ William, i) b. 1738; d. 
May 8, 1803 ; m. December 31, 1761, by Reverend John Roan, 
Jennett Elliott, b. 1737 ; d. November 21, 1820 ; and, with 
her husband, lie buried in old Derry church graveyard. They 
had among other issue : 

i. William, h. 1768; d. September 19,1803; leaving a wife, 
Mary, and a daughter, Bachel, b. June, 1803. 

V. Joseph Boyd,^ (William, ^ William, i)b. 1740; d. Sep- 
tember 20, 1781, in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, 
Pennsylvania; m. in 1766, by Reverend John Elder, Eliza- 
beth Wallace, daughter of Robert Wallace, b. 1746 ; d. 
April 13, 1802, in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, 
Pennsylvania; both buried in old Derry church graveyard. 
They had issue : 

7. r. Jfcu-y, b. 1768; m. William Baird. 

ii. Margaret, b. 1770 ; m. William McDonald, of Dickinson 

township, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. 
Hi. Elizaheth, b. 1772; d. October 15, 1805. 
iv. Ann, b. 1774. 

8. V. William, b. 1776 ; m. Martha Cowden. 
vi. Jean, b. 1778. 

vii. Isabel, b. 1780; d. December 1, 1789. 

VL John Boyd,^ (Winiam,^ Winiam,^ William, i) b. 
about 1761, in Derry township, Lancaster county. Pa. ; d. 

Boyd of Derry. 99' 

April 6, 1799, at Harrisburg, Pa. He was one of tlie first 
settlers in the new town, locating there in 1785 — the year it 
was laid out — and became quite prominent and influential. 
He m., the year previous, Mary Williams, dau. of George 
Williams, b. 1761, in Paxtang township ; d. September 25, 
1844, at Harrisburg, and there buried. They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. July 21, 1785; d. s. p. 
ii. TF^7Zi'■am, b. November 12,1786 ; d. s. p, 
in. George, b. July 17, 1788, 
iv. Elizabeth, (twin,) b. July 17, 1788. 
9. V. James- ff iti/ier/o7-(Z, b. October 13, 1790; m., first, Margaret 
Emerson ; second, Eliza Keller ; third, Eliza Sloan Baird. 
vii. John-Brisbcn, b. June 27, 1793; d. s. p. 
10. via. George-Williams, b. November 12,1796; m. Elizabeth S. 

After the death of John Boyd, his widow m. Stacy Potts, 
concerning whom, as he was a man of mark, we have this in- 
formation : Thomas Potts, the ancestor of Stacy Potts, was a 
Quaker, who emigrated from England with his wife and child- 
ren, in company with Mahlon Stacy and his family, in the ship 
"Shield," and landed at Burlington, N. J., in the winter of 
1678, she being the first ship that went so far up the Delaware. 
Stacy was a leading man in the Society of Friends and in the 
government of West Jersey. At Trenton, 1731, Stacy Potts 
was born. He received a good education, and learned the 
trade of a tanner, a business which he successfully carried on 
at least up to the time of the Kevolution. Mr. Potts seems to 
have been a very enterprising and public-spirited citizen. In 
1776, besides owning a tannery, he built the steel-works on 
Front street, Trenton, and after the close of the Revolution 
was largely interested in the erection of a paper-mill in the 
same locality. This was prior to the publication of Collins' 
Bible. In December, 1788, it was advertised by its proprie- 
tors, Stacy Potts and John Reynolds, as " now nearly com- 
pleted." About this period Stacy Potts removed to Harris- 
burg, Pa. It is difficult to divine what were his motives in 
leaving his native town, where he was very popular, and with 
his ample competency, to settle in the then new town on the Sus- 
quehanna. His second marriage may, perchance, have had 

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somewliat to do with his removal from Trenton. Going to 
Harrisburg, he made large purchases of land, and whether it was 
due to this fact, or his agreeable manner, Stacy Potts became 
quite prominent ; was chosen to the Legislature in 1791 and 
in 1792. During the mill-dam troubles of 1794-95, Mr. Potts 
was quite active, and was one of the committee of citizens who 
were willing to take upon themselves all responsibility accru- 
ing by the destruction of the obnoxious dam. He served as 
burgess of the borough, and was a member of the Town Coun- 
cil. From 1799 to 1803 he again represented Dauphin county 
in the State Legislature. About the year 1805, he returned to 
Trenton ; subsequently became mayor of that city, an office he 
held for several years. He died in that city April 28, 1816, 
in his eighty-fifth year. Mr. Potts was thrice married. We 
have no knowledge as to his first wife. He married, secondly, 
Miss Gardiner, of Philadelphia, a Presbyterian lady of super- 
ior intelligence. She died at Harrisburg in 1799. His third 
wife was Mrs. Mary Boyd. Upon the death of Mr. Potts, his 
widow removed to Harrisburg, where she resided with her son, 
George W. Boyd, until her death in 1844. 

VII. Maey Boyd, 4 (Joseph, ^ William, 2 William, 1) b. 
1768, in Derry township, Lancaster county. Pa. ; d. 1866, in 
West Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. ; m. William 
Baird. They had issue, (surname Baird :) 

%. Ja7nes, b. 1794. 
11. a. Joseph-Boyd, b. October, 1796; m. Mary Todd. 

in. William, b. 1798; m. McISTair. 

iv. Elizabetk, b. 1800. 
V. John, b. 1802. 

vi. Wallace, b. 1804; d. September 2, 1858; m. Martha Todd, 
(see 2'odd record.) 

YIII. William Boyd,^ (Joseph, ^ William, ^ William, i) 
b. 1776 ; removed to, and died in, Cumberland county. Pa. ; m. 
June 4, 1807, Martha Cowden, daughter of James and Mary 
Cowden. They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, m. Dallas. 

ii. James, xn. McMurray. 

Hi. Joseph, 
iv. Mattheio. 

Boyd of Derry. 101 

V. William. 

vi. Edward, 

vii. Martha, 

vii'i. Mary. 

IX. James Eutherford Boyd,^ (Joliiij^ William, ^ Wil- 
liam, ^ William,!) b. October 13, 1790, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. 
December 29, 1865. He learned the trade of cabinet-making, 
at Trenton, New Jersey, and for many years successfully car- 
ried on that business. He served as third sergeant in Captain 
Richard M. Grain's company, the Harrisburg Artillerists, in the 
war of 1814, and for a long time was a member of the borough 
council. Mr. Boyd was thrice married; m., first, Margaret 
Emerson; d. May 2-4, 1824. They had issue : 

i. Mary, d. ; m. Dr. William S. Cresap, d. ; had 

Mary, Boyd, Wade, and William. 
a. John-B., b. December 26, 1815 ; d. March 26, 1862 ; m. Car- 
oline E. Truman, and had Annie, Truman, Margaret, 
Albert, Peter, and Caroline, d. s. p. 
iii. Sarah-Ann, b. May 29, 1818 ; d. October 8, 1854 ; m. John 
B. Bratton, and had Laura and Edward. 

Mr. Boyd m., secondly, Eliza Keller ; b. June 12, 1803 ; 
d. February 27, 1828; daughter of John Peter Keller and 
Catharine Shaeffer, {see Keller record.) They had issue : 

iv. Peter-Keller, b. 1826; m. Caroline E. Barnitz; resides at 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Mr. Boyd m., thirdly, February 3, 1831, by Rev. William 
R. Be Witt, Eliza Sloan Baird ; b. 1800 ; daughter of Rich- 
ard Sloan and Sarah McCormick; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue : 

V. Bohert- Sloan, d. 1884. 
vi. Isabella-McCormick, b. October 4, 1833; d. February 10, 

vii. George-William, m.l^ettie'H.eYshej. 
viii. Eliza-Potts, m. James Murphy; reside in Philadelphia. 
ix. Maria; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 

X. James- Alexander, m. Dessie Spahr ; b. September 28, 1847 ; 
d. February 13, 1870. 

X. George Williams Boyd,^ (John,^ William, ^ Wil- 
liam,^ William,!) b. November 12, 1796, in Harrisburg, Pa.; 

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d. August 31, 1863. He was a chair-maker, and carried on tlie 
business many years at Harrisburg. Was also a member of 
tlie council of that borough, and a man of influence in the 
community. He m., October 31, 1822, by Rev. William R 
DeWitt, D. D., Elizabeth S. Mish, b. November 23, 1802 ; 
d. March 26, 1849, in Harrisburg, Pa., and, with her husband, 
there buried. They had issue : 

12. i. John-BHshen., m. Elizabeth J. Carson. 

ii. Jacob-Mish, m. 

Hi. Elizabeth, m. William S. Rowson, civil engineer ; reside 
at Perth Amboy, JSTew Jersey, and had Mary and Wil- 

iv. Mary-Ellen, m. John B. Bratton, of Carlisle, Pa., and 
had Mary, Bessie, John-B risben, and Georgie. 

V. Catharine- Mish. 

vi. Caroline-Virginia, m. John H. Tennent, of Alabama ; 

reside in New York city. 
vii. George-Williams, b. December 21, 1836; d. January 6, 
1867; served in the quartermaster's department during 
the Rebellion, 

XI. Joseph Boyd Baird,^ (Mary,- Joseph, ^ William, ^ 
William, 1) b. October 1796 ; removed to Franklin county. Pa., 
where he died; m., October 7, 1834, Maey Todd, b. Novem- 
ber 1, 1805, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. In 
1880, was residing in Franklin, Warren county, Ohio. They 
had issue (surname Baird) : 

i. Martha- Ann, h.Fehvimry 3, 1836; m., October 12, 1854, 
John Smith ; reside in Taylorsville, Christian county, 

ii. Harriet- Jemima, b. May 12, 1838. 

Hi. Caroline-Todd, b. May 14, 1841; m., January 11, 1866, 
Manlius T. Leachman ; i-eside in Christian county, Illi- 

iv. Francina, b. March 12, 1844, 

XII. John Brisbejst Boyd,*5 (Greorge- Williams, ^ John,^ 
William, 3 William, ^ William, i) b. September 4, 1824, in Har- 
risburg, Pa., where he resides ; m., in 1849, Elizabeth J. Car- 
son; b. in Harrisburg, Pa. ; daughter of William M. Carson 
and Sarah Kunkel. They had issue : 

i. Emma-Louise, m. William II. Henderson, and had^nna. 
ii. Elizabeth- Carson. 

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1. Claus Bucher,^ bom in Neukiroh, in the Canton of 
Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Anno Domini 1524, lieads tlie 
family record. This record, beginning about the dawn of the 
Eeformation, in the land of its source, is inscribed on an an- 
tiquated sheet of paper, in the German language, with the coat 
of arms* emblazoned thereon. There is also a copy of the 
family record from Schaffhausen, certified by the seal of the 
United States consul at Basle. Claus Bucher m., April 6, 
1545, Dorothea Zeller. They had issue :' 

2. i. John, b. February 13, 1547 ; m. Elizabeth Lutzen. 

n. George, h. October 27,1548; m., August 31, 1572, Chris- 
tiana Muller, and had Dorothea, who m. Adam Diller, 
of Andelfing; /o/m, and Elizabeth. 

in. Anna, b. April 7, 1550. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1554. 

V. Nicholas, (Claus,) b. April 2, 1559. 

vi. Margaretta, b. May 7, 1565 ; m., May 15, 1596, George 

vii. Agnes, b. November 27, 1569. 

II. JoHX Bucher,^ (Claus,^) b. February 13, 1547; m., 
October 18, 1572, Elizabeth Lutzex, of Ellenhausen. They 
had issue : 

i. Anna, b. July 17, 1573; m., first. May 5, 1594, Jacob 
Veith; m., second, in 1607, George Yunker, oC Wick- 
a. Barbara, b. August 9, 1578; m. Conrad Mosher. 

*Coat of ^rms.— Shield, emblazoned, with a beech tree, (from which 
the family name is derived,) and a hunter's horn suspended from the 
main branch. Crest. — The beech tree, with the horn suspended there- 
from in the same manner. This coat of arms is worn by the large 
family of Buchers in Germany at the present day. The crest varies 
with the position and condition of the head of the particular family. 

104 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hi. Martin, b. July 18, 1580; m., November 13,1605, Agatha 
Kolii-baus, of Barrington, and had Martin, Casper, b. 
October 24, 1609, and Catharine; m., second, Anna 
Ulmer, and had John, who m., October 25, 1642, Doro- 
thea Blank. 

3. iv. Jb/m, b. January 20, 1583 ; m. Barbara Ryschacker. 

V. Stephen, b. January 30, 1584. 
vi. Catharine, b. February 16, 1589. 

III. John Bucher,^ (John,^ Glaus, i)b. January 20, 1588; 
m., November 15, 1604, Biebara Eyschacker, of Freithaler. 
Thej bad issue : 

i. Anna, b. September 8, 1605. 
a. Verina, b. July 13, 1614. 
Hi. Barbara, b. August 10, 1615. 

4. iv. Jb/m, b. December 4, 1619; m. Maria Burtln. 

V. Elizabeth, b. April 14, 1622. 

IV. John Bucher,4 (JobD,^ Jobu,^ Claus,i)b. December 
4, 1619 ; d. July 4, 1675; Landschreiber (clerk of the courts) 
in Neukircli, in the Canton of Schaffhausen, from 1642 to 
1648 ; m., May 20, 1644, Maria Burtin. They had issue : 

i. Catharine, b. August 1,1645; m. John Kolbmar, M. D. 
n. Dorothea, h. May 31, 1650 ; m. Jeremiah Oswald. 

5. Hi. John, b. 1652 ; m. Maria Bellar. 

6. iv. Henry, h. 1654; m. Barbara Biggler. 

7. r. Jo/i)?- OonracZ, b. 1656; m. Margaretta Mentrengern. 

8. vi. John-Jacob, b. 1658; m. Elizabeth Steiner. 

Y. John Bucher,^ (John,^ John,^ John,^ Glaus,'') b. 1652 ; 
clerk of the courts, 1683 ; Vogt, (magistrate,) April 15, 1696 ; 
Oberlandtmeister, (superintendent of woods and forests,) April 
14, 1702 ; Zumftmeister, (master of a corporation or guild,) 
July 1, 1703 ; Ohervogt ilber Lohn, (master of loans,) August 
24, 1705 ; m. Maria Bellar, They had issue : 

i. John, b. May 2, 1676. 
ii. Henry, b. January 10, 1678. 
Hi. Anna-Maria, b. April 16, 1679; m. J. Fogle. 
iv. Margaretta, b. September 7, 1680. 

13. Barbara, b. June 24, 1683. 

vi. Ferdinand, (first,) b. August 12, 1685 ; died in infancy. 
vH. Ferdinand, (second,) b. April 7, 1691. 

YI. Henry Bucher,^ (John,^ John,^ John,^ Glaus, ^) b. 
1654 ; Haiiptman ilber eine stadt comp., (chief burgess ;) Wage- 

Biicher Family. 105 

meister in der Oherzee waag, (weighmaster,) Oberzee, July 2, 
1683 ; m. Barbaea Biggler. They had issue : 

i. Maria, h. July 19, 1672; ni. William Moorbach. 

ii. Veronica, (first,) b. Mny 20, 1674. 

Hi. Casper, b. February 1, 1677. 

iv. JnJm, (first,) b. June 2, 1679. 
V. John, (second,) b. July 7, 1680. 

vi. Henry, b. July 30, 1682 ; d. July 8, 1753 ; goldschmidt ; m., 
August 22, 1706, Catharine Yeith, and Lad Barbara, 
Henry, John, Conrad, Catharine, John-Casper, b. June 
6, 1720, and John-George. 

vii. Veronica, (second,) b. July 24, 1686. 

VII. John Conrad Bucher.s (John,* JoTiiij^ John,^ 
Glaus, 1) b. 1656; d. August 30, 1739; m. Margaretta 
Mentrengerk They had issue : 

i. Margaret, b. June 22. 1690. 
ii. John, (first,) b. May 30, 1691. 
Hi. Magdalena, b. May 16, 1693. 
iv. Barbara,]). December 19, 1695; m., 1715, Sebastin Nie- 

wiler, of Englisshausen. 
V. Elizabeth, h. April 15, 1698; m. J. Conrad Swenck. 
vi. Dorothea, b. June 14, 1700; m. George Shultze. 
vii. John, (second,) b. April 4, 1703; goldschmidt; m., first, 

Elizabeth Yeith ; m., second, Elizabeth Stabin. 
viii. Catharine, b. July 9, 1706. 
ix. ZJrsitZa, b. August 9, 1713. 

YIII. John Jacob Bucher,^ (John,* John,^ JohD,^ Glaus, ^) 
b. 1658; d. July 28, 1707; May 16, 1687, Grosswaihel, (an 
officer of the court;) m. November 5, 1685, Elizabeth 
Steiner. They had issue : 

i. Maria, b. April 30, 1691. 
ii. John, b. July 9, 1692. 
Hi. Emanuel, (first,) b. February 3, 1695. 
iv. Elizabeth, (first,) b. July 5, 1696. 
V. Emanuel, (second,) b. August ], 1697. 
9. vi. John- Jacob, b. January 1, 1699; m. Dorothea Burgauer. 
vii. Emanuel, (third,) b. June 30, 1700. 
viii. John-Henry, b. May 24, 1702. 
ix. Bernhart, b. June 1, 1704. 
X. Elizabeth, (second,) b. June 15, 1706. 

106 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

IX. JoH^^ Jacob Bucher," (John- Jacob, ^ John/ Jolin,^ 
John,2 Claus,!) b. January 1,-1699; d. in 1788; Landvogt im 
Neukirch.^ (Grovernor of Neukirch ]y^ m. December 13, 1725, 
Dorothea Burgauer. They had issue : 

i. Anna-Maria, (first,) b. ISTovember 2, 1726. 
a. John- Jacob, b. August 9, 1728. 
10. Hi. John-Conrad, h. June 10, 17.30; m. Mary Magdalena 
iv. Mary -Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1732; d. March 26, 1826 ; m. 
first. Doctor Ott ; m. secondly, the Hon. John COnrad 
Pyre; d. February 22, 1812. 
V. Anna-Maria, (second,) b. August 19, 1734. 
vi. John, b. August 26, 1737. 

X. John" Conrad Bucher,'' (John -Jacob," John-Jacob,^ 
John,^ John,3 John,^ 01aus,i) b. Juue 10, 1730, in Neukirch, 
Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Educated for the minis- 
try of the Grerraan Reformed Church at the Universities of 
Gottingen, Basle, and St. Gall. Arrived in the Province of 
Pennsylvania in 1755. The French and Indian war being in 
progress he entered the Provincial army, and was commissioned 
ensign April 1, 1758, and stationed at Fort Louther, Carlisle. 
Served in Forbes' great expedition against Fort Duquesne in 
1758. April 19, 1760, promoted to the lieutenancy, and July 
12, 1764, commissioned as adjutant, and promoted to a cap- 
taincy on the 31st of the same month. Served in Bouquet's 
expeditions against the Indians in 1763 and 1764, {Peyin^a 
Arch. sec. series, vi.) As remuneration and rewa^^d to the officers 
for their services, the Proprietaries appropriated twenty-four 
thousand acres of land to be distributed among them accord- 
ing to rank, of which Captain Bucher drew six hundred and 
sixteen acres in Buffalo valley, now Union county, and five 
hundred and forty acres on the north side of Bald Eagle, in- 
cluding mouth of Marsh creek, in Centre county. This was 
known as the officer's survey. Peace witli the French and 
Indians having been secured, he resigned liis commission in 
1765, and thenceforward devoted his time and labors to the 

*His seal of office was in the possession of his great-grandson, the 
late George Horter Bucher. 

Bucher Family. 107 

ministry, serving with zeal and self-abnegation the churches 
at Falling Spring. (Chambersburg,) Shippensburg, Carlisle, 
Humraelstown, etc., etc., until the year 1768, when he accepted 
the call to the German Reformed Church at Lebanon, then 
Lancaster connty, whither he removed his family in 1769. 
Here he remained, oflEiciating statedly and serving the several 
congregations in, then, Lancaster and Cumberland counties, 
until his death, actually dying "in harness," August 15, 1780, 
and was buried in the graveyard of the church of which he 
was pastor. An ancient-looking sandstone, inscription in Ger- 
man, in which language he usually preached, marks the spot. 
The Rev. Bucher m. February 26, 1760, at Carlisle, by the 
Rev. George Duffield, Mary Magdalena Hoch, daughter of 
George Hoch, one of the very earliest citizens of York, Pa., 
(and of his wife, who was of the Lefevre family — French 
Huguenots;) b. February 2, 1742 ; d. at Alexandria, Pa., March 
11, 1819. They had issue: 

11. i. John-Jacoh^ b. January 1,1764; m. Susannah Margaret 

ii. John-George, b. October 4, 1766, at Carlisle, Pa. ; d. March, 

1843, at Lebanon, Pa. 
m. Anna-Borothea,h. July 1,1769, in Lebanon ; d. September 

3, 1770. 
ir. Eleanorn-Borothea, b. April 23, 1772, in Lebanon; d. 

October 18, 1772. 
V. Maria- Elizabeth, b. April 8, 1773, in Lebanon ; d. April, 


12. vi. John-Conrad, b. June 18, 1775; m. Hannah Mytinger. 

XL John Jacob Bucher,'^ (John-Conrad,^ John- Jacob, ^ 
John-Jacob,^ John,* John,''' John,^ Claus,^)b. January 1, 1764, 
in Carlisle, Pa. In 1790, located in Harrisburg as a haticr 
and furrier ; in 1796, elected coroner of Dauphin county ; in 
1798, appointed justice of the peace by Governor Mifflin ; and 
represented Dauphin county in the Pennsylvania Legislature, 
sitting at Lancaster, nine successive terms from 1803. In 1810, 
he was appointed by Governor Snyder one of the commis- 
sioners for the erection of the public buidings at Harrisburg. 
In 1818, appointed by Governor Findlay an associate judge 
for the county of Dauphin. Endowed with great wisdom and 

108 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

sagacity, and of unimpeachable integrity and honesty, he was 
called upon to fill many public and private trusts of honor 
and responsibility. He d. October 16, 1827, and his remains 
now lie in the Harrisburg cemetery. Judge Bucher m. March 
27, 1792, Susannah Maegaret Hortter, one of the five 
daughters of John Valentine Hortter, of Spires, Bavaria, who 
settled in Harrisburg in 1785. She was born in Germantown 
September 24:, 177-1 ; d. in Harrisburg, December 30, 1838. 
They had issue, all born in Harripburg : 

13. i. John-Conrad, b. December 28, 1792; m. Ellen Isett. 

' a. Mary-Elizabeth, b. April 23, 1795; m. William Ayres. 

(see Ayres record.) 

14. in. Georcie-Horter, h. Jnne 15,1797; m., first, EebeccaPool; 

m., secondly, Hannah Hough. 
iv. Maria-Magdalena, b. January 27, 1800; d. April 27, 1801. 
- 15. V. Maria, b. March 4, 1802 ; m. Joseph Lawrence. 

vi. Eleanor, b. August 15. 1804 ; d. April 15, 1884 ; m. Kobert 

Allen, (see Allen of Hanover.) 
vii. Jacob, b. March 26, 1807 ; drowned in the Susquehanna 
river, July 21, 1809. 
16. via. Susan-Dorothea, b. August 22,1810; m., first, David M. 
Johnson ; secondly, Robert Bryson. 

XII. John Conrad Bucher, ^ (John-Conrad,^ John- 
Jacob,^ John- Jacob, s John,* John,^ John,^ Claus,i) b. in 
Lebanon, Pa., June 18, 1775 ; d. October 21, 1852 ; merchant 
in Alexandria, Huntingdon county. Pa. ; postmaster from 1812 
to 1815 ; represented Huntingdon county in the State Legis- 
lature, 1815 to 1818 ; county commissioner, 1825 to 1828 ; m., 
December 10, 1799, H^^nnah Mytinger, dau. of Captain 
Jacob Mytinger, of the Revolutionary army, and member of 
the Society of the Cincinnati. She d. August 15, 1863 ; both 
buried in Alexandria cemetery. They had issue : 

Maria, b. May 3, 1801 ; m. John Porter. 

Ann Dorothy, b. October 22, 1803; m. Charles Porter. 

Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1806 ; d. Febuary 20, 1869 ; unm. 

Susannah, b. November 17, 1808 ; m. Daniel Houtz. 

Hannah, b. May 17, 1811 ; d. July 10, 1884; m., June 10, 
1830, William Swoope, M. D., of Huntingdon, Pa., and 
had (surname Swoope) : H. Bucher, United States Dis- 
trict Attorney, Pittsburgh ; Caroline E., Granville, 
William, Hannah, Clara, and George. 









Bucher Family. 109 

vi. CaroZwe, b. May 8, 1814 ;d. September 10, 1884; m., January 
5, 1841, John Hatfield, iron-master, of Chester county, 
Pa., who d. 1843. They had Charles-P.; m. Ellen Kry- 
der. dau. of George S. Kryder. 

vii. John-Jacoh, M. D., b. March 25, 1817; d. May, 1845; m. 
Ann Thompson, dau. of Reverend James Thompson, of 
Alexandria, Pa. 

20. viii. George-Conrad, b. November 15, 1821 ; m. Susan Scott. 

XIII. John Conrad Bucher, ^ ( John- Jacob, ^ John-Con- 
rad,''' John- Jacob, "^ John- Jacob, ^ John,"* John,^ John,^ Claus,^) 
b. December 28, 1792; d., suddenly, October 26, 1851. In 
early life v^^as engaged in merchandising; in 1830, elected to 
represent Dauphin and Lebanon counties in the twenty-second 
Congress of the United States ; appointed by Grovernor Porter, 
in 1839, an associate judge of the courts of Dauphin county, 
which office he held for twelve years. He was a man of en- 
larged views and of public spirit, unsullied reputation and un- 
impeachable integrity, engaged in all the public enterprises of 
his day, and held various positions of honor and responsibility. 
Many years a school-director and president of the board of ed- 
ucation of his native city, Hamsburg. A member and an 
officer of the German Reformed congregation at home, he was 
one of the leading laymen in the ecclesiastical councils of the 
church ; treasurer of one of its boards and of its theological 
seminary. Judge Bucher m., January 17, 1820, Ellen Isett, 
daughter of Jacob Isett, of Huntingdon county. Pa., b. Sep- 
tember 10, 1797 ; d. March 6, 1881 ; both buried in Harris- 
burg cemetery, of which he was one of the founders. They 
had issue, all b. in Harrisburg : 

i. Maria-Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1821 ; d. April 18, 1824. 

21. ii. John-Conrad, b. April 14, 1827; m. Isabella M. Jacoby. 
Hi. ISusan,m., June 4, 1867 , Alexander Ray, esquire, of Wash- 
ington city, who d. July, 1878. 

iv. lillen (twin); d. January 25, 1877, in Harrisburg. 
V. Eliza-Isett, m., September 18, 1855, Richard H. Hummel, 
of Harrisburg. 

XIV. George Horter Bucher,^ (Joh n- Jacob, ^ John- 
Conrad,'' John- Jacob, ^ John- Jacob, ^ John,'* John,^ John,^ 
Clans, 1) b. June 15, 1797. He was educated in the Latin 

110 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

schools of the borough and in the Ilarrisburg acadeinv. In 
early life he was engaged in merchandising. In 1836, he re- 
moved to Cumberland county, Pa., locating at what is known 
as Bucher's Mill, on the Conedoguinet. He soon became one 
of the men of mark of the valley, and quite prominent in 
public affairs. He represented Cumberland county in the 
State Senate during the years 1863, '64, and '65. Since that 
period he has been leading a retired life at Mechanicsburg, 
honored and respected by his fellow-citizens. He died there, 
of paralysis, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1884, in 
his eighty-eighth year, and his remains were interred in Chest- 
nut Hill cemetery. Mr. Bucher was twice married ; m., first, 
October 15, 1822, Rebecca Pool, of Harrisburg, who d. June 
19, 1829, s. p. ; m., secondly. May 19, 1831, Hannah Hough, 
b. April 15, 1811 ; dau. of Joseph Hough, of Bainbridge, Lan- 
caster count}^, Pa. They had issue : 

%. Mary-Houqh,h. March 9,1832; m. Abraham H. Mussel- 
man, iron-master, of Marietta, Pa., who d. February 
17, 1877, and had (surname Musselman) : Annie- Bertha, 
George-B.j Charles-H., Ellen-JB., and Henry-P. 
ii. Bebecca, b. May 20, 1834; m., September 9, 1854, George 
W. Scott, of Atlanta, Ga., and had (surname Scott): 
George-Bucher, Annie-IrtDin, Mary-Hough, Nellie- 
Bucher, and Bessie-Hough. 
Hi. George, b. September 6, 1835; d. March 8, 1837. 
iv. Susan-Bofothea, b. April 8, 1837 ; d. November 24, 1838. 
22. V. RoheH-Allen, b. February 18, 1840; m. Mary Young. 

vi. Ellen, b. December 24, 1841 ; m., November 29, 1883, 
George Mytinger Cresswell,of Petersburg, Huntingdon 
county, Pa. 
vii. Anna-Caroline, b. October 11, 1843. 

viii. Clara-Maria, b. November 10, 1846; m., first, September 
19, 1867, Alfred M. Scott, of Alexandria, Huntingdon 
county. Pa.; d. September 21, 1876, in Savannah, Ga., 
of yellow fever; and they had (surname Scott) : Ralph- 
B., Carrie, and Irwin; m., secondly, September 11, 1884, 
L. Mallard Cassels, of Decatur, Ga. 
ix. Hannah- Cordelia, b. March 24, 1849. 
X. John-George, b. March 23, 1851; m. Elizabeth Addams 

Small wood, of New Jersey. 
xi. Joseph-HouQh, b. July 27,1857; d. April 8, 1860. 

Bucher Family. Ill 

XY. Maria Bucher,'^ (John- Jacob, ^ Jolm-Conrad,'' John- 
Jacob, 6 John- Jacob, 5 John,^ John,^ Jobri,^ Clans,!) b. March 
■'. 1802, in Harrisbui'g, Pa.; d. April 19, 1861; bnr. in the 
cemewpy at Harrisbnrg ; m., September 4, 1823, Joseph Law- 
^.ZHQ^, b. in 1788, in Adams county, Pa. ; d. April 17, 1842, 
in the city of Washington ; bnr. in the Congressional burying- 
ground. His grandfather, John ..Lawrence, of English birth, 
emigrated to America at an early day, and settled near Hun- 
terstown, Adams connty , Pa. There he married Sarah Moffitt, 
by whom he had ten children. John Lawrence died about 
1789, and three years afterward his widow removed with her 
family to Washington connty. Pa., and settled on a farm lying 
upon the headwaters of Pigeon creek. Of the sons of John 
Lawrence, John settled at Beaver, Pa. ; twice represented the 
county in the Legislature, subsequently removing to Delaware 
connty, Ohio, where he died. Samuel followed his brother to 
Beaver county, and located upon a farm. He was nine years 
prothonotary of the connty, and twice elected to the State As- 
sembly. He died about 1828. Joseph Lawrence, the youngest 
of the family, remained in Washington connty ; in 1818 was 
chosen to the Legislature, and served continuously nntil 1826, 
being Speaker of the House during the sessions of 1820 and 
1822. From 1825 to 1829, he was a member of Congress; in 
1834 and 1835, returned to the Legislature, and in 1836 elected 
State Treasurer. In 1838, he was a candidate for Congress, de- 
feated by seventeen votes, but elected in 1840, and died during 
service therein. Mr. Lawrence had been previously married. 
His first wife was Pebecca Yan Eman, and their children were 
Joseph^ George- Y., SaraA^ and Samuel, d. s. p. Maria Bucher 
and Joseph Lawrence had issue (surname Lawrence): 

i. John- Jacob, h. March 7,1827; railroad superintendent; re- 
sides in Alleglieny City, Pa.; m , May 10, 1854, Annie 
E. Watson, (b. January 15,1830,) of I^ortluimberland 
county. They had issue : 

1. William- Watsooi, b. April 22, 1859. 

2. Maria-Teresa, b. March 31, 1861. 

3. Ann a- Margaret, b. January 1, 1864. 

4. John-Jacob, b. October 5, 1865. 

5. Susan-Mary , b. January 17, 1868. 

il2 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

%%. Ja^nes-Kennedy, b. January 14, lcS30, in Washington 
county, Pa.-, an officer of the United States army dur- 
ing the war of the Rebellion ; resigned to enter into 
mercantile pursuits ; resides at Reynoldsville, Pa.; m., 
first, Mary Sbmerville, of Elk county, Pa., and h'*'^ 
Charles and Julia ; m. secondly, Eleanor Isett. 

in. Willia7n-Caldwell- Anderson, b. May 18, 1832; d. April 21, 
1860, in Harrisburg, Pa.; was educated at Washington 
College, where he graduated in 1850 ; came to Harris- 
burg, and began the study of law with John C. Kunkel. 
He was admitted to the Dauphin county bar August 31, 
1853, and entered upon the practice of his profession at 
Harrisburg, as law partner of Mr. Kunkel. He was 
elected to the Legislature in 1857, 1858, and 1859, and was 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, sessions of 1859 
and 1860. Mr. Lawrence was remarkable for genius of a 
rare order, and his success at the bar and in public life 
at the commencement of his career gave promise of a 
future of extraordinary brilliancy, frustrated by his 
early death. 

iv. Samuel-Moffitt, b. December 14, 1835, in Washington 
county, Pa. ; d. October 17, 1864, in Warren, Pa. ; buried 
in the cemetery at Harrisburg, Pa. His father's death 
occurring when he was six years old, his mother re- 
moved, two years later, to Harrisburg, her former home, 
where she continued to reside during the remainder of 
her life, and there Samuel received his principal educa- 
tion, although attending Jefferson College for a time. 
From boyhood he was a remarkable student, and had a 
perfect hunger for knowledge. At an early age he 
adopted the profession of civil engineering, and was 
engaged in the survey of the Huntingdon and Broad 
Top railroad, and afterwards on the Sunbury and Erie, 
(now Philadelphia and Erie,) and continued on it until 
its completion in 1864. He was perfectly familiar with 
every part of the road, and had traveled it all on foot 
from Sunbury to Erie. He was one of the four original 
contractors who built the Oil Creek railroad, and was 
chief engiheer of it. He was also engaged in the survey 
of the Warren and Franklin railroad at the time of his 
death. He was nominated by the Republican party in 
the counties of Clearfield, McKean, Jefferson, and Elk 
for the Legislature, and represented them in the term of 
1860-61, thus spending this winter in Harrisburg, his old 
home. Not having a taste for politics, he declined fur- 
ther nomination. The last three or four vears of his 

Backer Family. 113 

life he resided at Warren. Mr. Lawrence m. April 4, 
1864, Hannah Green, daughter of Hon, John Green, of 
German town. Pa.; no issue. 
V. Susan-Bucher, b. October 19, 1838 ; m. Myron Sanford, of 
Erie. Pa., where they reside, and had issue, (surname 
Sanford): Henry-Lawrence^ h. May 16, 1870. 

XVI. Susan Dorothea Bucher,^ (John- Jacob, « John- 
Conrad,'' John-Jacob, "^ John-Jacob, ^ John,^' JohD,^ John,^ 
Glaus, ^)b. August 22, 1810, in Harrisburg, Pa.; -was twice 
married; m., first, June 17, 1830, David M. Johnson^, of 
Beaver county. Pa., of Irish descent, whose ancestral family 
included the difitinguished Sir William Johnson, Superinten- 
dent-General of Indian Affairs in North America. He d. 
March 23, 1836. They had issue (surname Johnson): 

i. Anna- Catharine, b. April 8, 1831; m. October 13,1853, 
William B. Irwin, of Cumberland county, Pa., and had 
Allen and James-Irvine, 
a. John-JBucher, b. January 26, 1833, in Harrisburg, Pa. He 
was educated in the public schools of the town and in 
Captain Partridge's military school, but completed his 
education at Washington College, Pa., where he gradu- 
ated in the class of 1852. He adopted civil engineering 
as his profession, and until 1861 was engaged in several 
of the public improvements in this State. At the break- 
ing out of the Rebellion he entered the Eleventh Penn- 
sylvania regiment, Colonel Jarrett, and was appointed 
captain of a company from Pittston. On May 14, 1861, 
he was appointed by the Secretary of War, General 
Cameron, first lieutenant in the Sixth Cavalry of the 
Regular Army, and was subsequently made brevet- 
major and lieutenant-colonel for meritorious service. 
He became captain by regular promotion February 3, 
1875. He served on the staff of General Hancock at 
Baltimore, and at New Orleans, and was afterwards as- 
signed to several stations in Texas. In April, 1870, he 
was obliged to leave Texas on account of failing health, 
and returned to his home at Harrisburg, where he died 
June 24, 1871. 

Mrs. Johnson, m., secondly, June 8, 1841, Eobert Bryson 
Esq., of Cumberland county, Pa. ; was elected associate judge 
of Cumberland county in 1861 ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue (surname Bryson) : 

114 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in. William- ffarkness, b. March 14, 1842 ; resides in Dillsburg, 

York county, Pa. 
iv. George-Bucher, h. September 27, 1844. 
V. Robert, b. October 30, 184(>; d. August 16, 1880 ; educated 

at the Pennsylvania Agricultural College. 
vi. James McCormick, b. December 14, 1848 ; d. March 13, 1851 . 
vii. Ellen. 

viii. Susan-JBucher, m. May 14, 1880, Henry J. Maris, of Phila- 
delphia, and had issue, Dorothea. 

XYII. Maria Bucher,'^ (John- Conrad,^ John-Conrad, '^ 
John-Jacob,^ John-Jacob,^ John,'* John,^ John,^ Claus,^) b. 
May 3, 1801; m. March 13, 1821, John Porter, b. Septem- 
ber 9, 1797 ; d. March. 24, 1881 ; a merchant of Alexandria, 
Huntingdon county. Pa. They had issue (surname Porter) : 

i. Thomas-Conrad., a Doctor of Divinity, and at present 
Professor of Botany, etc., in Lafayette College, Easton ; 
has published several works of value; m. Susan Kunkel, 
of Hanisburg, Pa., (see Kunkel record,) and had issue: 

1. Mary, m. Peter- Vivian-Daniel Conway. 

2. John-Kunkel. 

3. Catharine-Kunkel, m. Eev. Samuel A. 

Martin of Lebanon, Pa. 
ii. Mary-E., m. Samuel Milliken, of Lewistown, Pa., and 
they had issue (surname Milliken) : James, Allan, Bosa- 
Gemmill, and Anna-Potter. 
Hi. George-Budier, m. Sarah W. Lyon, of Pennsylvania Fur- 
nace, (see Lyon record.) 
iv. Clara, m. Samuel T. Charlton, M. D., a prominent physi- 
cian at Harrisburg, Pa., and had issue (surname Charl- 
ton) : Paul, an attorney at Harrisburg, John-Porter, 
and Clara. 
V. Anna- Caroline, m. George W. Lyon, of Pennsylvania 

Furnace, (see Lyon record.) 
vi. Jokn-Montgomerv, m. Rebecca Moore, of Alexandria. 
vii. Howard, m. Kathleen Banks, daughter of Hon. Thaddeus 

Banks, of Hollidaysburg. 
viii. Eleanor, m. oSTovember, 1865, Augustus S. Landis, of 
Hollidaysburg, Pa., b. June 4, 1834, in Pennington, N. 
J., son of Dr. Joseph A. Landis; studied law with 
Samuel Calvin, and admitted to the Blair county bar 
in 1857, of which he has become one of the leaders. He 
was a member of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Con- 
vention of 1873. 

XVIII. Ann Dorothy Bucher," (John-Conrad, » John- 

Bucher Family. 115 

Conrad,'' John- Jacob, ^ John -Jacob, ^ John,4 John,^ John,^ 
Glaus,!) b. October 22, 1803 ; d. April 19, 1879, in Alexandria, 
Huntingdon county, Pa. ; m. March 3, 1824, Charles Porter, 
merchant at Alexandria. Thej had issue (surname Porter) : 

i. Caroline. 

a. John. 

in. Alfred. 

iv. Calvin. 

V. Mary. 

XIX. Susannah Bucher,'' (John-Conrad, ^ John-Conrad,'' 
John- Jacob, '^ John- Jacob, ^ John,* John,^ John,^ CIaus,i) b. 
November 17, 1808 ; d. February 14, 1878 ; m. July 21, 1829, 
Daniel Houtz, b. April 15, 1807, in Lebanon, Pa. ; d. Sep- 
tember 20, 1873, in Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa. ; son 
of Christian Houtz and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Zellers ; re- 
ceived an academic education, studied medicine with Doctor 
James Charlton, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College 
in 1832; located at iilexandria, where he practiced, his profes- 
sion until near the close of his long life; both he and his wife 
are buried in the Alexandria Presbyterian cemetery. They 
had issue, all born in Alexandria, Pa. (surname Houtz) : 

i. Hannah-Elizabeth, b, August 24, 1830; m. Ueorge M. 
Brisbin, a banker, and editor of the Osceola Reveille, 
and had Sicsan-B. 

a. John- Bucher, b. jSTovember 30, 1832; d. April 30,1836. 

iii. George- BlcClellan, b. September 24, 1835; graduated at 
Jefferson College, Canonsburg ; studied law with Hon. 
John Scott, of Huntingdon ; admitted to the bar April 
13, 1857 ; located at Lock Haven until failure of health 
compelled him to relinquish the practice of his profes- 
sion ; d. June 9, 1861, in Alexandria, Pa. 

iv. Eliza-Bucher,h. June 27, 1838; m. Daniel Good, M. D., of 
Osceola, and had, among others, George-M. H., Eliza- 
beih-B., David-D., and Clara-Houtz. 
V. Clara-Porter yh. April 16, 1841 ; m. H. J. McAteer, esquire, 
member of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1870 and 
1871, and elected Senator from the Huntingdon district 
in 1884 ; resides in Alexandria, Pa. They had Dorothea- 

XX. George Conrad Buchee,^ (John-Conrad, ^ John-Con- 
rad,'' John- Jacob, 6 John- Jacob, ^ John,-^ John,^ John,^ Clans, i) 

116 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

b. November 15, 1821 ; d. February 3, 1868 ; merchant of Al- 
exandria, Huntingdon county, Pa.; m. December 9, 1845, 
Susan Scott, dau. of the Hon. John Scott, of Alexandria, 
Pa., and had issue : 

i. John-Conrad, b. January 12, 1847 ; m. December 20, 1880, 

Marian Bidwell, of Rome, Ga. 
ii. Hannah-M., b. January 15, 1850. 
m. Annie-Irwin, b. Marcli 2, 1852; m. December 12, 1872, 

John N. Hatfield, of Alexandria, Pa. 
iv. Eliza, b. July 27, 1851; m. March 21, 1878, John Phillips, 

of Alexandiia, Pa. 
V. Mary^h. October 10, 1857. 
vi. Oeorge-Scott, b. February 13, 1859; m. August 26, 1884, 

Rose Douglass, of Altoona. 
vii. Susnn-Scott, b. January 15, 1863. 
via. Caroline, b. December 31, 1865. 
ix. Alfred-Scott, b. March 10, 1867. 

XXI. John Conrad Bucher,!", (John-Conrad, ^ John- 
Jacob,^ John-Conrad, '^ John- Jacob, "^ John- Jacob, ^ John,* 
John,3 John,3 Claus,i) b. in Harrisburg, Pa., April 14, 1827; 
d. in Clinton, Iowa, March 12, 1870; merchant; m. October 
3, 1853, Isabella M. Jacoby, b. September 15, 1832 ; dau. 
of Samuel Jacoby, of Montgomery county, Pa. They had 
issue, all born in Clinton, Iowa : 

i. John-Conrad, (first,) b. January 8, 1855; d. in infancy. 
ii. Susan, b. August 15, 1856; m. February 14, 1878, George 

Gilbert Bauder, of Clinton, Iowa. 
Hi. Eleanor, b. February 1,1859; m., May 10, 1881, Edgar 

Marshall Robison,of Dubuque, Iowa. 
iv. John-Conrad, (second,) b. April 12, 1861 ; d. May 1, 1870. 
V. Isabella, (twin,) b. April 12, 1861 ; d. December 30, 1883. 
vi. George-Horter, b. September 15, 1865; d. in infancy. 

XXII. Robert Allen Bucher,!" (Greorge H.,** John- 
Jacob,^ John-Conrad,''' John- Jacob, ^ John- Jacob, ^ John,* 
John, 3 John, 2 Claus,i) b. February 18, 1840; m. December 
1, 1870, Mary Young, b. December 27, 1840 ; dau. of Dr. Rob- 
ert G. Young, of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county. Pa. 
They had issue, all born in Mechanicsburg : 

i. Annetta-Culbertson, b. April 27, 1873. 
ii. George-Hough, b. July 11, 1874. 
m. Mary-Roberta, b. July 13, 1878. 

Grain of Hanover. 117 


1. William Crahst, ^ and Jean, his wife, natives of county 
Down, Province of Ulster, Ireland, came to America in 1732, 
and located on the Manada, a branch of the Swatara creek, in, 
now, Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. William 
Grain, b. 1704; d. in 1780 ; his wife Jean, b. 1795 ; d. Febru- 
ary 15, 1754, and are buried in old Hanover Church grave- 
yard. They had issue, among others : 

i. Ambrose, b. 1734; received a good English education, and 
was brought up a farmer. At the outset of the Eevo- 
lution, he enlisted as a private in Captain John Marshal's 
company, March 25, ;i776, and was promoted quarter- 
master sergeant. Colonel Samuel Miles' battalion of the 
Pennsylvania Line, July 15, 1776. At the expiration of 
his term of service, he returned home, became lieutenant, 
and subsequently captain of a company of Associators, 
and was in active service during the inroads of the 
British, Tories, and their Indian allies, in the closing 
years of the war for independence. Captain Crain re- 
moved to Loudoun county, in the Valley of Virginia, 
in 1793 or 1794, and died there a few years subsequent. 

2. ii. George, b, 1736 ; m. and had issue, 

3. in. Joseph, b. 173S; m. Mary Moore. 

4. iv. TTiZh'am, b. 1740; m. Ann Espy. 

5. V. Bidiard, b. 1743 ; m. and left issue. 

II. George Crain,^ (William, i) b. 1739; d. May 12, 1796; 
was twice married; m., first, in 1760, Jean Sturgeon. They 
had issue: 

6. i. George, b. 1761 ; m. Martha Ritchey. 

7. ii. William, h. 1763 ; m. Mary Sawyer. 

Hi. Jean, h. 1765 ; m. Andrew Robinson, (see Bobinson of 

Derry ) 
iv. James, b. 1767; m. Margaret McClure. 
V. Lydia, b. 1770 ; m. James Ainsworth. (see Ainsworth and 

vi. Jeremiah, b. 1772; m. November 3, 1803, Ann Cochran. 

118 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

■ George Grain, m., secondly, January 22, 1778, by Rev. 
John Elder; but we have no information as to her name. 
There was no issue. 

Ill Joseph Grain, ^ (William, i) b. 1741; d. February, 
1789 ; m. about 1764, Mary Moore, b. 1744 ; d. April 8, 1789 ; 
daughter of Andrew and Sarah Moore.* They had issue: 

i, Andrew, b. 1765 ; m. December 20, 1790, Jean Strain ; was 
residing in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa., in 
ii. Jean, b. December, 1767 ; d. May 9, 1830 ; m. June 3, 1788, 

John Barnett, and liad issue, (see Barnett record.) 
in. George, b. 1769; d. November, 1824. 
iv. William, h. 1711. 
v., Sarah, b. 1773; m. William Knox. 
vi. Joseph, b. 1775. 
8. vii. Bichard- Moore, b. 1777 ; m. Elizabeth Wliitehill. 
via. Mary, b. 1779. 
ix. John, b. 1781. 
X. Nancy, b. 1783 ; m. James Humes, of Lancaster. 

IV. William Grain, 2 (William, i) b. 1740; d. January 8, 
1802; was a private in. Captain William Brown's company of 
Associators in 1776; m. Ann Espy, b. 1739; d. December 12, 
1802. Mrs. Ann Grain's sister Abigail d. March 5, 1804 ; m. 
Anthony McGreight, d. February 26, 1804, leaving children 
(surname McGreight) : Jane, Sally, John, Thomas, and Ben- 

Y. Richard Grain, ^ (William, i) b. about 1741, in Han- 
over township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county. Pa. ; d. prior 
to 1790, in Middleton township, Gumberland county. Pa. ; he 
located west of the Susquehanna previous to the Revolution, 
and during the struggle for independence was an officer in one 

* Andrew Moore, of Deny township, Lancaster county, Pa., 
d. October, 1767. His children were : 

i. Mt2a6e</i, m. James Forster. (see For ster Record.) 

ii. Agnes, vl\. Craig. 

Hi. Mary, m. Joseph Crain. 

iv. John, m. Agnes Torster, and had William, Sarah, and 
• V. William, m. June 1, 1761, Margaret Wright, and had 

Crain of Hanover. ' 119 

of the associated battalions ; was at the battle of Long Island 
undoT- Colonel Frederick Watts, and captured there, but pa- 
roled soon after on account of wounds received in the etigage- 
ment. We have no knowledge to whom he was married. He 
left issue : 

i. Espy, d. in October, 1804, in Middleton township, Cum- 
berland county, Pa.; it is stated that he was a man of 
good education, and taught school a number of years. 
a. Elizabeth, 
iii. William,. 
iv. George. 

V. Mary, m. James Hamilton. 
vi. Jane, m. Joseph Vanhorn, d. prior to 1804, and they had 

Espy and Mary, 
vii. Ann, m. Matthew DilL 
via Richard. 

VI. Geoege Ckain,3 (Greorge,3 William, i) b. 1761 ; d. prior 
to 1800; m. Martha Eitchey. Mrs. Martha Crain, subse- 
quently, in 1803, m. Major Egbert Boal ; they afterwards 
removed to Ohio. The children of George and Martha Crain, 
were : 

^. Joseph, b. July 1, 1789. 
ii. AndrexD-Lee, b. December, 1791. 
Hi. Martha, b. 1793. 
iv. Frances, b. 1795. 

VII. William Grain, » (George, ^ William, i) b. 1763; d. 
January 8, 1802 ; m. June 24, 1788, Mary Sawyer, daughter 
of William and Jane Sawyer, b. in 1767 ; d. about 1820. They 
had among others: 

i. Mary, b. May, 1789. 
ii. William- Sa'wyer,h. October, 1791. 

VIII. EiOHARD Moore Crain, ^ (Joseph, ^ William, i) b. in 
November, 1777, in Hanover township, Lancaster county. Pa. ; 
d. Friday, September 17, 1852, in Harrisburg, Pa. He re- 
ceived a fair education, and was brought up on his father's 
farm. He became quite prominent in public affairs the first 
decade of this century, and during the incumbency of General 
Andrew Porter as Surveyor General of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
Crain received the appointment of Deputy Secretary of the 
Land Office, a position he acceptably filled through all the 

120 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

clianges of administration for forty, years, until the advent of 
Grovernor Ritner, when he was displaced. He then retired to 
his farm in Cumberland county, from wliich district he was 
sent a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1837, in 
which he was a leading spirit. During the war of 1812-14, 
he commanded a company of volunteers from Harrisburg, and 
was subsequently commissioned colonel of the Pennsylvania 
militia. Colonel Crain m. Elizabeth Whitehill, b. 1771 ; 
d. October 2, 1848; daughter of Robert Whitehill * and Eleanor 
Reed. They had issue : 

i. Br. Joseph, b. December 25, 1803; d. April 18, 1876: m., 
first, Rebecca Gibson Wills ; second, Ellen Chambers, 
and had issue by both. 
ii. Eleanor, m. Dr. William Wilson Rutherford, (see liiither- 

forcl record.) 
in. Mary-Adeline, d. Marcli 3, 1881, in Camden, N. J. ; m., 
first, Dr. Joseph Junkin, of Cumberland county. Pa. ; 
m., secondly, Dr. Alexander T. Dean ; d. ISTovember 4, 
1834, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; m., thirdly, Isaac Yanhornof 
Bucks county, Pa. 
iv. Elizabeth, m. Leopold N . Wikoff ; b. August 30, 1800, in 

Philadelphia; d. October 30, 1874, in Harrisburg, Pa. 
V. Agnes, d. unm. in Harrisburg, Pa. 

* Robert Whitehill, son of James and Rachel Whitehill, wash. 
July 24, 1738, in the Pequea settlement, Lancaster county, Pa. He 
was educated at the school of Rev- Francis Alison. In the spring 
of 1771, he removed to Cumberland county, locating on a farm two 
miles west of Harrisburg. He was a member of the County Com- 
mittee of 1774-t5; of the Convention of July 15, 1776; of the Assem- 
bly, 1776-8; Council of Safety from October to December, 1777 ; mem- 
ber of the Supreme Executive Council, December 28, 1779, to No- 
vember 30, 1781 ; of the Assembly, 1784-7; under the Constitution of 
1790, member of the House of Representatives from 1797 to 1801, 
and of the Senate from 1801 to 1804. During his term as Senator, he 
was Speaker of that body, and presided at the celebrated impeach- 
ment of the judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In 1805, 
he was elected to Congress, and continued to be a member thereof 
until his death, which occurred at his residence on the 7th of April, 
1813. His remains are interred at Silvers Spring Presbyterian grave- 
yard. Mr. Whitehill m. in 1765, Eleanor Reed, daughter of Adam 
and Mary Reed, of Hanover, in Lancaster county, Pa., b. March 11, 
1734 ;d. July 15, 1785. 

Cowden of Paxtang. 121 


1. Matthew Cowden, ^ son of William Cowden/ b. about 
1707, in the north of Ireland; d. July, 1773, in Paxtang town- 
ship, then Lancaster county, Pa. He came to America prior 
to 1729, and took up a tract of land hi Paxtang, upon which 
he resided until his death. He m., in 1730, Martha John- 
son, who survived her husband several years ; both buried in 
Paxtang Church graveyard. They had issue : 

^. William^ b. January 11, 1731 ; was a soldier of the Eevo- 
lution ; was at Yorktown, and died of camp fever while 
in the service, February, 1782. 

2. a. Margaret, b. 1733; m, John Gilchrist. 

3. Hi. Jolin,h. 1735; m. Mary . 

4. iv. James., b. June 16, 1737 ; ra. Mary Crouch. 

V. Mary, b. December 10, 1739; d. July 5, 1809; m. David 
Wray, b. 1728; d. April 3, 1805 ; both buried in Derry 
Church graveyard. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 1741 ; m. Kobert Keys. 
vii. Bebecca, b. 1743. 

via. Benjamin, b. 1745; m. and removed to South Carolina 
prior to the Eevolution, where he was killed by the 

II. Margaret Cowden, ^ (Matthew, ^ William, i) b. about 
1733; m. John G-ilchrist, son of John Gilchrist.* They 
had issue (surname Gilchrist) : 

i. Martha, m. October 14, 1773, John Bell. 
ii. Matthew, m. November 13, 1781, Elizabeth Crouch. 

III. John Cowden, ^ (Matthew, ^ William, i) b. 1735, in 
Paxtang; d. August, 1776, in Cumberland county, Pa.; m. 

*JoHN Gilchrist, senior, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, came, 
with his family, to America, in 1730, locating in Paxtang township, 
Lancaster (now Dauphin) county, Pa., where he died in February, 
1745-6, leaving a wife and children— Ja«ies; John, m. Margaret Cow- 
den ; Elizabeth; and Bobert, m. Sarah Ellis. 

122 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Mary -. The family afterward removed to " Crooked 

Creek Settlement," in Westmoreland county, Pa. They had 
issue : 

i. John, 
ii. Joseph. 
Hi. Matthew, 
iv. William. 
V. Esther. 
vi. Margaret, 
vii. Jane. 

lY. James Cowden, ^ (Matthew, ^ William, i) b. June 16, 
1737, in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county. 
Pa. ; d. October 10, 1810, in Paxtang. He was brought up on 
his father's farm, enjoying, however, the advantages of that 
early education of those pioneer times, which, among the 
Scotch-Irish settlers, was remarkably comprehensive and ample. 
Apart from this, he was well-grounded in the tenets of the 
Westminster Confession, which among our pious ancestry 
formed a part of the instruction given to all. Until the thun- 
ders of the Revolution rolled toward the Susquehanna, Mr. 
Cowden remained on the paternal acres, busily engaged in 
farming. At the outset, he was a strong advocate for active 
defensive measures, and in favor of independence. He was 
one of the leading spirits at the meeting at Middletown, June 
9, 1774, of which Colonel James Burd was chairman, and 
whose action, in conjunction with those of Hanover, nerved 
the people of Lancaster in their patriotic resolves. Suiting the 
action to the word, Mr. Cowden and the 3^oung men of his 
neighborhood took measures toward raising a battalion of asso- 
ciators, of which Colonel James Burd was in command, and a 
company of which was intrusted to Captain Cowden. His 
company, although not belonging to the Pennsylvania Linci 
was, nevertheless, in several campaigns, and did faithful service 
at Fort Washington, in the Jerseys, at Brandywine and Ger- 
mantown, and in the war on the Northern and Western fi'on- 
tiers, defending them from the attack of the savage Indian and 
treacherous Tory. At the close of the war. Captain Cowden 
returned to his farm. Under the Constitution of 179Q, he was 
appointed the justice of the peace for the district of Lower 

Cowden of Paxtang. 123 

Paxtang, April 10, 1793, which he held up to the time he was 
commissioned by Governor Thomas Mifflin one of the associate 
judges of the county of Dauphin, on the 2d of October, 1795, 
an office he filled acceptably and creditably. In 1809, he was 
chosen Presidential elector, and was an ardent supporter of 
Madison. Judge Cowden m. March 20, 1777, by Eeverend 
John Elder, Maey Crouch, b, 1757, in Virginia ; d, October 
14, 1848, in Paxtang township, Dauphin county, Pa., and bur. 
in Paxtang Church graveyard ; dau. of James and Hannah 
Crouch.* They had issue: 

*James Crouch was b. about 1728, in Virginia. The Crouches 
were an old family, who emigrated at an early day from England, and 
settled in King and Queen county, near the court-house. James 
Crouch received a good education, came to Pennsylvania prior to 
1757, purchasing about three thousand acres of land in York county, 
where the town of Wrightsville now stands, on which he settled for 
a few years, but which he subsequently sold, and removed to then Pax- 
tang township, Lancaster county, Pa., where he bouglit one thousand 
acres of land. He was a soldier of Quebec, being a sergeant of Cap- 
tain Matthew Smith's company of Paxtang volunteers. On his re- 
lease from captivity, he became an officer of the associators, and sub- 
sequently paymaster of the battalion. He served during the whole 
of the Revolutionary war with honor and distinction. He died at 
his residence. Walnut Hill, near Highspire, Pa., on the 24th of May, 
1794, aged sixty-six years. Colonel Crouch m. September 22,1757, 
Hannali Brown, b. 1727 ; d. May 24, 1787. Their children were : Ed- 
ward; jMary, m. Colonel James Cowden ; Elizabeth, m. Matthew Gil- 
christ, removed to Washington county, Pa. ; and Hannah, m. Roan 

Edward Crouch, son of Colonel James Crouch, was b. at Wal- 
nut Hill, in Paxtang, JSTovember 9, 1764. He was a merchant by oc- 
cupation. At the ageof seventeen, he enlisted in the army of the 
Revolution, and commanded a company in the Whisky Insurrection, 
in 1794. He served as a member of the House of Representatives 
from 1804 to 1806, and was a Presidential elector in 1813. Governor 
Snyder appointed him one of the associate judges of tlie county of 
Dauphin, April 16, 1813, but he resigned upon his election to the 
Thirteenth United States Congress. He d. on the 2d of February, 
1827, and is buried in Paxtang graveyard. " In private life he was an 
able and an honest man," wrote one of his contemporaries, and the 
record of his life shows him to have been a gentleman of uprightness 
of character, and as honorable as lie was influential. Mr. Crouch m., 
first, Margaret Potter, b. 1775 ; d. February 7, 1797 ; dau. of General 

124 Pennsylvania Oenealoqies. 

5. i. Hannah, h. 1778; m. John Cochran. 

ii. Martha, b. 1780; m. June 4, 1837, William Boyd, {see 
Boyd record.) 

in. Margaret, b. 1782; cl. August 19, 1818; unm. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. March 27, 1784; d. October 17, 1857 ; m. Wil- 
liam Gillmor. [see Wallace of Hanover.) 

6. V. Matthew-Benjamin, b. June 24, 1786; m. Mary Wallace. 
vi. James. 

vii. Mary, m. May 30, 1821, Joseph Jordan. 

y. Hannah Cowden, ^ (James, ^ Matthew, ^ William, i) 
b. 1778, in Paxtang township, Lancaster county, Pa. ; d. May 
31, 1850 ; m. November 16, 1819, John Cochran, b. 1773 ; 
d. November 16, 1845 ; bur. in Paxtang Church graveyard ; 
son of James Cochran. His father, b. 1742 ; d. July 16, 1822, 
in Paxtang; m. November 22, 1770, by Keverend John Elder, 
Mary Montgomery, b. in 1744 ; d. August 6, 1803, in Pax- 
tang, and, with her. husband, buried in the old churchyard 

VI. Matthew Benjamin Cowden, ^ (James, ^ Matthew,^ 
William, 1) b. June 24, 1786, in Paxtang township, Dauphin 
county, Pa. ; d. January 15, 1862 ; was an associate judge of 
Dauphin county, a gentleman of sterling integrity, and of 
marked influence in the community ; m. Mary Wallace, b. 
1788 ; d. May 26, 1844, and, with her husband, buried in the 
graveyard of old Paxtang church ; dau. of James Wallace and 
Sarah Elder {see Wallace record). They had issue : 

i. James, b. 1815; d. July 21, 1877 ; m. Anna M. Chambers, 
d. June 28, 1882, in Columbia, Pa.; with her husband, 
bur. in Harrisburg, Pa. They had: Matthew- A., Anna, 
Sarah, and Williayn-Chambers. 

ii. John-Wallace, b. August 29, 1817, in Lower Paxtang 
township, Dauphin county, Pa. ; was brought up as a 
farmer, but as he grew to maturer years his attention was 
turned to surveying, and he came to Harrisburg, where 
his latter days were passed as a practical surveyor, and 
where he died on the 22d of July, 1872 ; " he was," writes 
a contemporary, ''an unobtrusive, modest, and estimable 

James Potter, of the Revolution. Their only daughter, Mary, b. 
October 23, 1791; d. October 27, 1846; m. Benjamin Jordan, who 
succeeded to tlie estate of Walnut Hill. He m., secondly, Rachel 
Bailey, b. April 16, 1782; d. March 2, 1857. 

Coivden of Paxtang. 125 

citizen, successful in his business, trustworthy in all the 
relations of life, and a sincere and earnest Christian." 
Mr. Uowden m. Mary E. Hatton,dau. of Frederick Hat- 
ton and Mary Barnett, of Lower Paxtang. They had 
issue: Margaret; Frederick-Hatton ; Mary, d. s. p.; 
Sarah, va. H. H. Cummings ; Mattheiv-Benjamin, city 
surveyor of Harrisburg; Ellen ; Elizabeth, m. Matthew 
Beck; Josephine; and Williatn-Kerr . 

Hi. Sarah; resides in Harrisburg. 

iv. William-Kerr, b. January 5, 1822, in Lower Paxtang 
township, Dauphin county, Pa. He was brouglit up a 
farmer, receiving such facilities of education as the 
schools of the township afforded prior to the adoption 
of the common-school system. He continued the occu- 
pation of a farmer until 1868, when he removed to Har- 
risburg, and engaged in the coal and lumber business, 
subsequently establishing a planing-mill. For a decade 
of years, he has been one of the inspectors of the Dau- 
phin County prison. Mr. Cowden m. Elizabeth M. 
Elder, dau. of Joshua Elder and Mary C. Gillmor [see 
Elder record). Tliey had issue, among others: Mary. 
Wallace, Helen- Gillmor, John-Edward, and Anna- 

V. Mary, m. David R. Elder, (see Elder record.) 

vi. Edward, d. s. p. 

vii. Margaret, d. s. p. 

126 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. James Dixon/ a native of the north of Ireland, of Scotch 
descent, emigrated to America about 1735. In 1738, he took 
np a tract of four hundred acres of land on the Swatara in the 
county of Lancaster, Province of Pennsylvania, at what was 
named and known for a century as Dixon's ford. This ford 
is directly back of the town of Palmyra, in Lebanon county, 
leading into Hanover township, and upon Smith's map of the 
county of Dauphin, in Pennsylvania, published in 1816, it is 
Fo marked. "A few years ago, " wrote the late Hermanns 
Alricks, Esq., in 1873, " bridge viewers located a bridge a short 
distance above the fording where the banks of the creek were 
high, on land of Mr. Loudermilch, and now it is called. Louder- 
milch's bridge or ford." In 1765, James Dixon obtained pos- 
session of the Graham tract on Bow creek. AYe have no 
record of his death, but presume it was prior to the Eevo- 
lution. Of his family, we have the record of one — John 
Dixon, 3 b. about 1724, in Ireland; d. in December, 1780, in 
Hanover. It is stated that the loss of his eldest son, Robert, 
who had been killed at Quebec, and the non-return of another 
favored child, who had "gone to the war," hastened his death, 
through grief. The father had been an officer during the 
Indian wars, and served in several civil positions of honor. 
His wife, Arabella, died in the autumn of 1775. Thc}^ had 
quite a large family, and the authority just quoted states that 
he had heard his old Scotch-Irish friends say that the Dixons 
belonged to the best blood of the Revolution. John Dixon 
and wife, Arabella, had issue: 

%. Robert, b. 1749 ; was sergeant in Captain Matthew Smith's 
company of Faxtaiig, Colonel William Thompson's 
battalion of riflemen, in June, 1775 ; and fell at Quebec, 
in December, 1775, "the first martyr of the Revolution," 
wrote William Darby. 

Dixon of Dixon^s Ford. 127 

a. Isabella, b. 1751 ; d. May 10, 1824, at Harrisburg ; m. James 
McCormick, who removed to theWhite Deer valley, about 
1774. Mr. McCormick enlisting in tlie patriot army, his 
wife and children fled from the valley in 1778, owing to 
the incursions of the Indians on the West Branch. 
Mr. McCormick never returned from the war, and she 
remained among her friends at Dixon's ford. They had 
Hugh, m. Esther Barbara Kumbel, of New York city, 
(see McCormick record^) and Sarah, m. Robert Sloan of 
Hanover, (see Sloan record.) 

Hi. Richard, b. 1753; d. February, 1848; served as a private 
in Captain Matthew Smith's company in 1775 ; but sub- 
sequently enlisted for the war, serving until its close* 
was promoted to quartermaster-sergeant in the Conti- 
nental Line;* m. Elizabeth , and had Anna, and 

Maria, who m.. and went West. 

iv. James, b. 1756 ; d. September 19, 1782; m. Sarah Allen, of 
Hanover, daughter of William and Elizabeth Allen, and 
had Allen. James Dixon and his wife are buried in old 
Hanover churchyard. 
2. V. Sankey, b. 1759; m. Anna Cochran. 

vi. Mary, b. 1761 ; m. James Breden, and had Anabella ; they 
removed, in 1786, to Western Pennsylvania, and it is 
thought died there. 

m. Anna, b. 1763; m., first, Samuel Carson, and had Samuel 
and Robert ; secondly, Duncan Campbell. Mrs. Carson, 
with her husband, removed in 1786, to Washington 
county. Pa., where Mrs. Carson shortly after died. 
Nothing is known of their descendants. 

* Robert Strain, a native of Hanover, and until his removal to Oliio, 
about the commencement of the present century, a member of Rev. 
Snodgrass' church, under date of "•Dayton, Ohio, November 24, 
1835," gives this record of Richard Dixon: 

"^1 statement of facts with regard to the services of Richard Dixon 
in the war of the Revolution. 

"Richard Dixon, of Lancaster county. Pa., enlisted in Lancaster, 
Pa., in the early part of the year 1775, under Matthew Smith, a 
captain, and remained under Captain Smith until his term of enlist- 
ment was ended. He then enlisted for and during the war, and said 
Dixon was promoted to the rank of quartermaster-sergeant or ser- 
geant-major. I am very distinct in my recollection of Richard 
Dixon. When he first enlisted I made a sliot-pouch for him, and 
stamped on the cover the motto of ' Liberty or death ! ' The whole 
of the four brothers of the Dixon family were in the service until the 
war was ended, and were of the truest kind of Whigs and Patriots. 

Robert Strain." 

128 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

via. John; nothing is known of him ; he went into the Revolu- 
tion, and his father, at the date of writing his will, 
(1780,) in making a bequest to him, provided for him 
"if he ever returns." He probably died in battle. 
ix. Anabella, m. James Gibson. 

11. Sankey Dixon, ^ (John,^ James, ^) b. 1759, in London- 
derry township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. No- 
vember 11, 1814, at Knoxville, Tenn. He entered the army 
of the Revolution in Jane, 1775, and served until the close of 
the war for independence, holding the rank of ensign and 
lieutenant in tlie Pennsj/lvauiaLine ; was wounded at Brandy- 
wine and Yorktown; settled, in 1786, in the Buffalo valley, 
where he married; the year following removed to Rockbridge 
county, Virginia ; in the spring of 1800, emigrated to East 
Tennessee, near Knoxville; m. in 1787, Anna Cochran, b. 
August 16, 1763, in Lancaster, now Dauphin county. Pa. ; d. 
April 12, 1857, at Winchester, Tenn., daughter of George 
Cochran and Anna Henry. They had issue: 

i. John, b. August 14, 1789 ; d. April 1, 1791, in Rockbridge 
county, Ya. 

ii. Matthew- Lyle, b. January 24, 1792, in Rockbridge county, 
Va. ; d. September 30, 1836, at Talladega, Ala. ; received 
a good education, and studied medicine; served as 
surgeon's mate during tlie war of 1812-14, and after- 
wards located at Talladega, where he practiced his pro- 
fession, lived and died, honored and respected. 

in. Bobert, b. April 18, 1794; d. October 28, 1834, near Selma, 
Ala. ; became a minister in the Cumberland Presbyter- 
ian church. 

iv. Nancy-Henry, h. January 17, 1796; d. May 12, 1848, at 
Louisville, Ky. ; m. Charles G. Nimmo, of Winchester, 
Tenn. ; and had issue, (surname Nimmo,) Hiram, 
Samuel, E'izaheth, and Joseph- Warren. 
V. Isabella, b. October 19, 1801 ; d. December 4, 1801. 

vi. Mary-Uoan, b. December 3, 1804; d. in 1837, at Shelby- 
ville, Tenn. ; m. James H. Martin, and had issue, (sur- 
name Martin,) William-H., Jane, and John. 

vii. Margaret, h. April21,1807 ; d. June 3, 1850, in Winchester, 
Ya. ; m. in 1830, M. W. Robinson, of Winchester, and 
had issue, (surname Robinson,) Hachael-A., m. James 
R. Mankin, of Rutherford county, Tenn., Samuel, 
Isabella- White, William-Darby , Henry-Clay, and Mary. 

Tht Family of Eglf. 129 


[The family of Egle^ or Egli, belonged to the ancient German 
tribe of the Langobards, (Longbeards,) which settled in the northern 
part of Italy in the fourth or fifth century. The ancestor of the 
Swiss Egli's emigrated from the Canton Tessino to St. Gall, about 
the twelfth century,. This ancestor had five sons,, three of whom 
settled in the department of the Loire, in France, subsequently, upon 
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, removing to the Canton of 
Zurich, where they became followers of the Swiss reformer, Zwingli, 
whilst the other two remained in the Canton of St. Gall. A branch 
of the latter,, somewhat later, emigrated to the Canton of Lucerne. 
The St. Gall and Lucerne families adhered to the Roman Catholic 
faitli, but a friendly relation with the Zurich branch was constantly 
maintained. It is more than probable that some one of the same 
family reached England at an early period^ for we find that in the 
seventh year of the reign of Edward I, (A. D. 1278,) " Wilelmus 
Egle et Custancia uxor," had holdings in the Hundred of North- 
stowe, county of Cambridge. The English family of Eagle is dif- 
ferent in its origin. The orthography of the name is somewhat per- 
plexing, from the fact that Egle is that adopted bythe Zurich branch, 
while that of Egly by those of St. Gall. Although the first settlers in 
America wrote their name Egle, there are changes in different sec- 
tions of the Union, chiefiy due to ignorance or carelesbness. The 
New York and Central Pennsylvania families write it correctly, 
Egle; those in Ohio and Illinois, ^agf^e; while in the Southern States 
it is EgUy or Eagley, and in iJalifornia, Ekd, all having the same 
origin — descendants of Marcus Egle. In the genealogy which is 
herewith presented, we have given the uniform spelling Egle. 
Arms — 1 & 2, de sable un leon d'or; 2 & 3, d'argent a I'emauche de 
trois pisces de gules. Crest. — Le leon entre un vel coupe a dexter 
I'argent sur gules k sinister d^or sur sable. Motto : " Tien la Foy."] 

I. Marcus Egle,i the first of the name in Pennsylvania, 
was born about the year 1690, in the Canton of Zurich, Switz- 
erland, not far from the city of Berne, from whence he and 
his family emigrated to America, in 1743. He took up a tract 
of land in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pa., where he 

130 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

died in September, 1767, leaving a wife, Elizabeth, and five 
chil(iren. We have the names of only four : • 

2. i. John, b. 1723; m. Rosina Dick. 

3. ii. Casper, b. October 16, n25: m. Catharine Bintling. 

4. m. Adam, b. 1730. 

iv. [Elizabeth], m. Colonel Philip Cole, who, prior to the Rev- 
olution, settled in the Buffalo Valley, Pa., and owned 
the tract of land upon which the town of Hartleton, 
Union county, is located. He was quite prominent dur- 
ing the early part of the war for independence, but in 
the "Great Runaway," left tlie valley, probably return- 
ing,, with his family, to his former home in Berks county. 
We have not been able to obtain any farther trace of 
him, or of his descendants. 

II. John Egle, ^ (Marcus, *- ) b. 1723, in the Canton of Zurich, 
Switzerland ; d. April, 1796, in Reading, Pa. He seems to 
have been a pei"son of means; was a storekeeper at New 
Providence, Philadelphia .(subsec[uentlv Montgomery) county. 
Pa., from 1750 to 1763, afterward, in 1772, residing in Alsace 
township, Berks county, and, at the time of his death, at Read- 
ing. His will, which was probated May 6, 1796, makes Rev- 
erend William Boas executor, the witnesses being John Spyker 
and Jacob Dick. His wife, Rosina [Dick], died prior. They 
had. issue : 

i. Joseph, b. 1753; m. and left issue, but notliing further 

6. ii. John, b. 1755 ; m. Elizabeth . 

Hi. Jacob, b. 1757. 

iv. Catharine^ b. 1763; m., first, Robert Copeland ; second, 
William Lauer. 

III. Casper Egle,^ (Marcus, i) b. October 16, 1725, in the 
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland; d. September 3, 1804, in Har- 
risburg, Pa. He was brought up on his father's farm, a wine- 
grower; received a good education, and, with the other mem- 
bers of his family, came to America in 1743. His father, as 
before stated, located in Cocalico township, Lancaster county. 
Pa., but his son settled in Alsace township, Berks county. 
He was naturalized in October, 1762, as appears by the Penn- 
sylvania Archives. In 1770, he was engaged in merchandising 
at Reading, while in 1774 he established a brewery in Lancas- 

The Family of Egle. 131 

ter. He took the oath of allegiance August 24, 1777. He re- 
mained at Lancaster until 1794, when lie and his wife removed 
to Harrisburg, Pa., where they both died at the residence of 
their sod, Yalentine. Casper Egle was twice married. By 
first wife, name unknown, who died about 1758, there was 
issue : 

6. i. Jacob, b. December 12, 1754; m. Catharine Backenstose. 

7. iv. FaZe)iii)ie, b. October 27, 1756; m. Elizabeth Thomas. 

Casper Egle ra., secondly, in 1763,^ Catharine Bintling-, 
b. about 1738, in Switzerland ; d. 1811, at Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue : 

8. Hi. John, b. September 20, 1764; m. Catharine Spencer. 
iv. Christian, b. July 6, 1766 ; bap. August 17, 1766. 

V. Catharine, b. March 21, 1768; bap. April 16, 1768. 
vi. Anna-Maria, b. March 22, 1770; bap. March 28, 1770. 
vii. George-Frederick, b. October 6, 1773; bap. December 7, 

1773; d. April, 1816, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; unm. 
via. Philip, b. April 9, 1775; was captain of a merchant ves- 
sel, and d. prior to 1830, in the city of Baltimore ; unm. 

9. ix. William, b. March 6, 1777 ; m. Sarah Thorn. 

X. jWa7\//, b. January 5, 1780; m. Moses Guest. They settled 
in Ohio. He was the author of a work, published in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1823 : " Poems on several Occasions ; 
To which are annexed Extracts from a journal kept by 
the author during a journey from ISTew Brunswick, 'E. 
J., to Montreal and Quebec." They left descendants in 
the Western States. 

IV. Adam Egle,^ (Marcus, i) b. about 1726, in the Canton 
of Zurich, Switzerland ; d. about 1779, in Lancaster, Pa. ; was 
wagon-master of Colonel William Thompson's battalion in the 
army of the Revolution. He married in Lancaster county, and 
had, among others, children : 

i. John, b. 1750; m. and removed to Rowan county, N. C, 
where he died in 1826. He had, among other children, 
David and John. 
10. a. George, b. 1752 ; m. [Mary] Heilig. 

m. Philip, b. 1758 ; m. Lang; removed to Rowan county, 

]Sr. C. ; later in life, to Newton county. Mo., where he 
died in 1822, and had Joseph, James, John, and Samuel. 

V. John Egle,^ (John,^ Marcus, i) b. in 1755, in Provi- 

182 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

dence township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) county, Pa. 
He removed to Harrisburg, Pa., prior to 1804, for on the 8th 
of November, that year, he and his wife, Elizabeth, gave a 
deed for a lot of ground, on Second street in that borough, to 
their sons : 

i. Samuel, 
ii. Marcus. 

It is not known what became of this family, but more than 
probable thex' all I'emoved to the Western country a year or 
two afterward. 

VI. Jacob Egle,^ (Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. December 12, 
1754, in Alsace township, Berks county, Pa. ; d. September 6, 
1796, in Lebanon county, Pa. ; m. about 1785, Cathaeine 
Backexstose, b. about 1765, in Berks county, Pa. ; d. May 
3, 1847, near Decatur, Macon county. 111. ; dau. of John Back- 
enstose. They had issue : 

11. i. John, b. March 19, 17S8; m. Elizabetli Morrett. 

12. ii. Sarah, b. March 15, 1795; m. Jonathan Barlett. 

YII. Valentine Egle,^ (Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. October 27, 
1756, in Bern township, Berks county, Pa. ; d. November 23, 
1820, at Harrisburg, Pa. At the age of nineteen, he enlisted 
in the war for independence, and served in the First Regiment 
of the Pennsylvania Line of the Revolution until the close of 
that struggle. He then learned the trade of a hatter, and set- 
tled in Harrisburg, Pa., where he established himself in busi- 
ness. He was a gentleman universally respected and esteemed. 
He died suddenly from nervous shock and over-exertion, 
caused by the complete distraction of his property by fire a few 
months prior. Hem. in 1796, by Rsv. Anthony Hautz, pastor 
of Frieden's Kirche, in Cumberland county, Pa., Elizabeth 
Thomas, b. May 2, 1772, in Londonderry township, Lancaster, 
now Lebanon county, Pa. ; d. August 5, 1867, at Harrisburg, 
Pa. She was the daughter of Martin Thomas and Ursula 
Miiller. {see Thomas and Aluller records.^ Says a contem- 
porary, at the time of her decease: "During her long and 
eventful life she was highly esteemed by all who knew her. 
She was an eye-witness of many interesting scenes, not only 

The Family of Egle. 133 

in frontier times, at a period when the red man was occasionally 
to be seen revisiting his old hunting grounds, but during the 
struggle for liberty — the war of the Kevolution." She was 
indeed a remarkable woman, and the incidents of her life were 
such as few persons have experienced. To her the writer of 
this record is indebted much, for she was to him more than a 
mother. She was faithful and loving to him in his orphanage, 
and her memory is respected and honored as few mothers could 
be. She was a devoted Christian, and her good deeds are the 
heritage of her descendants. Yalentine Egle and his wife, Eliza- 
beth Thomas, had issue, all born at Harrisburg, Pa. : 

13. i. John, b. February 7, 1798; m. Elizabeth von Treupel. 

a. Sarah, b. December 25, 1801 ; baptized November 29, 1814 ; 

d. March 30, 1870 ; m, William Bomgardner, and left 

in. William, b. May 2, 1803 ; baptized November 29, 1814 ; d. 

June, 1839 ; unm. 
ii}. Thomas, b. December 18, 1808 ; baptized November 29, 

1814; d. May, 1838; m. Nancy McCallum, and had An- 

drew-J., d. s. p., and Adelaide. 

14. V. Mary-Ann, b. December 22, 1811 ; m. Francis John Smith. 
vi. Valentine, b. August 26, 1813 ; baptized November 29, 

1814; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. ; unm. 
vii. Hiram, b. August 20, 1817 ; m. November 14, 1851, by 
liev. Charles A. Hay, D. D., Margaret-Elizabeth Myers, 
b. July 20, 1821, in Mount Joy township, Lancaster 
county, Pa. ; daughter of George Myers and Margaret 
Elizabeth Bishop, 

VIII. John Egle, ^ (Casper, ^ Marcus, ^ ) b. September 20, 
.1764, in Alsace township, Berks county. Pa. ; d. January 10, 
1838, in Licking county, Ohio. He learned the trade of hatter in 
Philadelphia, and about the year 1796, accompanied his brother, 
William Egle, to the Genessee country, IST. Y., where he 
purchased land in Livingston county. Becoming dissatisfied, 
he returned to Pennsylvania, and settled near Alexandria, 
Huntingdon county, where he married. In 1825, he removed 
to Licking county, Ohio, where he resided until his death. 
He m. in 1802, Catharine Spencer, b. August 2, 1785 ; d. 
June 28, 186 1 ; daughter of John Spencer and Mary Holihan ; 
her remains, with those of her husband, rest in Spencer's grave- 













134 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

yard, four miles north of the city of Newark, Ohio. They 
had issue, all save Elizabeth born in Huntingdon county, Pa. : 

i. Mary, b. August 17, 1803 ; d. s. p. 
15. ii. John, b. January 19, 1805; m.. Susan Wltitlock. 

Hi. William, h. April 19, 1807; d. 1863, in St. J.ouis, Mo. ; 

iv. Bohert, b. June 8, 1809 ; d. September 10, 1837, in Brighton, 
Ohio. ; unm. 
Mary, b. August 27, 1811 ; d. s. p. 
Valentine, b. October 17, 1813; m. Mary Louisa Hines. 
George, b. June 15, 1816; d. s. p. 

Emily -Holihan, b. June 15, 1817 ; m., first, William Reily ; 
second, Daniel Emerson. 

Margaret, b. December 30, 1819 ; d. 1849 ; m. Patterson. 

Hiram, b. March 4, 1822 ; m. Rebecca Glover. 
David, b. April 22, 1824; m. Susan Cornelia Martin.. 
Elizabeth, b. October 31, 1827 ; m. James Patheal ; reside 
at Salem, 111. 

IX. William Egle,^ (Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. March 6, 
1775, at Lancaster Pa. ; d. November 28, 1847, at Groveland, 
Livingston county, N. Y. ; an early settler in the " Genessee 
country ; " m. September 5, 1804, Sarah ThorjST, b. Decem-. 
berlO, 1785, at Newtown, Bucks-county, Pa. ; d. May 11, 1869, 
at Groveland, N. Y. ; daughter of Lerein Thorn. They had 
issue : 

20. i. Mary, b. December 24, 1805; m. William Bodine. 

ii. Valentine, b. June 28, 1808 ; d. at Farmington, Mich. ; m., 
first, September 24, 1834, Sarah Sage ; d. at Farmington, 
Mich., and had Malissa, d. s. p., Sarah-Ann, Joseph- 
Warren, and Effie ; no information as to second marriage. 

21. Hi. George, b. December 25, 1811 ; m. Almira l^ycetta Wright. 

22. ii. William-Henry, h. October 18, 1814; m., first, Ilosanna 

Keith Bennett ; Secondly, Synthia Webb. 

23. V. James, b. Septernber 18, 1815; m. Emeline Bird. 

X. GEORaE Egle,3 (Adam, 2 Marcus, i) b. 1752, in Lan- 
caster county, Pa., removed to Rowan county, N. C, where 
he died about 1820 ; m. [MaryJ Heilig, of Germantown, Pa. ; 
d. about 1825, in Cabarras county, N. C. They had issue, 
among others : 

i. Mary, b. 1776. 

ii. Margaret, b. 1778. 

24. Hi. George, b. 1780; m. Mary Haldeman. 

The Family of Egle. 135 

XL JoHisr Egle, ^ (Jacob, ^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. March 
19, 1788, in Womelsdorf, Berks county, Pa. ; d. February 6, 
1863, near Decatur, 111. For many years he was engaged in the 
mercantile business in Pennsylvania, and was a leading con- 
tractor during the period of internal improvements in that State. 
He afterwards, in 1837, removed to a tract of land near De- 
catur, 111., where he engaged in farming. He m. October 26, 
1812, Elizabeth Moerett, b. November 13, 1791, near 
Lebanon, Pa. ; d. March 15, 1879, near Decatur, 111. ; daughter 
of Mathias Morrett and Barbara Orth. {see Orth record.) 
They had issue, all born in Lebanon county. Pa. : 

i. Jeremiah- Morrett., b. December 19, 1813; d. April 14,1859, 
near San Francisco, Cal. ; was twice married; m., first, 
Ann Thompson, d. near Springfield, 111., and had John- 
Joseph; Henry; and William, d. 1881, m. daugliter of 
John Kline, of Macon county. 111., and left five children. 

He m., secondly, Sarah M. , and left four children. 

25. a. iSarah-Morrett, b. January 30, 1815; m. Robert Henry 

Hi. Rosanna- Morrett, b. August 8, 1817 ; m., first, George 
Raush, d. at Napierville, 111., and had issue, (surname 
Raush,) John ; Margaret^ m. , first, Mr. Sheldon, secondly, 
Mr. Vogelsang ; James- J., Sarah, m. Charles Williams ; 
Sind. Luther. She m., secondly, John Baughman ; resides 
in Macon county, 111. 

iv. Mary-Ann, b. April 10, 1820; d. March 19, 1854, in Macon 
county, 111. ; m. October 18, 1842, Michael Elson, and had 
three children, d. s. p. 
I'. Elmira, b. February 10, 1823; d. May 24, 1862, in Macon 
county, 111. ; m. March 14, 1854, Herman Mears, and had 
issue (surname Mears) two children, d. s. p., and Mary, 
m. Robert Huddlestone. 

vi. Bebecca, b. May 8, 1824; d. February 6, 1864, at Boody, 
111.; m. Frederick Nintker, and had issue (surname 
Nintker) John; Elizabeth; Mary; Amanda, deceased, 
m. Mr. Fisher; Minnie, and a daughter, m., residing in 

XIL Sarah Egle, -^ (Jacob, ^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. March 
15, 1795, in Womelsdorf, Berks county. Pa.; d. about 1881, 
in Lebanon county. Pa.; m. JoNATHi^N Barlett, b. April 9, 
1804; d, April 24:, 1874, in Lebanon county,, Pa; son of Elias 

136 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

Barlett and Rebecca Winter. They had issue (surname Bar- 
lett) : 

i. Reuben. 

a. Lavinia, m. Henry Wagner. 

Hi. Nathan. 

iv. Adam. 

XIII. John E,gle,* (Valentine,^ Casper.^ Marcus, i) b. 
February 7, 1798, in Harrisburg, Pa.; bap. November 29, 1814, 
by Reverend George Locbman, D. D.; d. June 5, 1834, at Har- 
risburg, Pa,; m. December 13, 1829, in Harrisburg, Pa., Eliza- 
beth VON Teeupel,* b. December 21, 1810, in Schuylkill 
township, Montgomery county. Pa.; bap. April 12, 1811, by 
Reverend Beverly Waugh ; d. September 10, 1841, in Harris- 
burg, Pa. They had issue, all b. at Harrisburg, Pa. : 

26. i. WiUinm-Henrij,h,. September 17, 1830; m. Eliza-White 


27. ii. Gevrg^-Boyd,. h. December 21, 1831 ; m. Martha Kerr. 

XIY. Mary Ann Egle,* (Valentine,^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) 
b. December 22, 1811, in Harrisburg, Pa.; bap. November 29, 
1814, by Reverend George Loohman, D. D.; d. May 29, 1837, 
in Plymouth, Luzerne county, Pa., and there buried; m. 
Francis John Smith, b. June 3, 1809, at Stratford, Conn.; d. 
October 19, 1865, on Put-in-Bay Island, Ohio ; bur. at Four 
Corners, Ohio. He was the son of John Smith and Frances ' 
Halliburton, and a man of. intelligence, energy, and enterprise. 
They had issue (surname Smith) : 

28. i. Welding-Egle, b. March 6, 1833; m. Charlotte Ashton. 

29. ii. [yct2/man--Frmc/i, b. March 31, 1836; m. Susan Fox. 

*She was the daughter of John von Treupel, b. December 12, 1782, 
in Haigerseelbach, Nassau, Germany; d. September 13,1832, in Har- 
risburg, Pa.; son of John Conrad von Treupel, magistrate of Haiger- 
seelbach, and Christine Thielmann, of Oberossbach, Germany. He 
married in Haigerseelbacli, December 15, 1803, by the Reverend Ph. 
CI. Schmidt, Elizabeth Catharine Yiing, b. March 16, 1783, in Haiger- 
seelbach, Nassau, Germany; d. February 11, 1860, in Harrisburg, 
Pa.; dau. of John Adam Yiing, schoolmaster, of Haigerseelbach, and 
Elizabeth Kring, of Obersdorf , in Siegen, Germany. They emigrated 
to America in 1805, and took up their residence in Montgomery county, 
Pa., where all their children were born. He was a soldier of the war 
of 1812-14, and in active service on the Delaware during that contest. 

The Family of Egle. 137 

XV. John Egle,^ (Joliu,^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. January 
19, 1805, in Alexandria, Huntingdon coantj, Pa.; resided near 
Carthage, Illinois, until, in 1854, the second great rush was 
made for California, when he set out for the gold regions, but 
died on the way in Utah ; m. SuSAN Whitlock, and they had 
issue, among others : 

i. Jane, m. John Nicliols, of St. Louis. 

ii. William. 

Hi. Elizabeth, m., and had issue. 

iv. John, m. and had Catharine; resided near Quincy, 111. 

V. Tlwmas-Jefferson ; studied medicine in St. Louis. 

vi. Gassandana. 

vii. Valentine, 

via. liufus. 

XVI. Valentine £&!.£,•* (John,^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. 
October 17, 1813, in Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa.; re- 
sides near Hunt's Station, Knox county, Ohio ; m. in Colum- 
bus, Ohio, September, 1837, Maria Louisa Hines, b. June 
11, 1815, in Franklin county. Pa.; dau. of Jeremiah Hines 
and Elizabeth, dau. of Captain Michael Baymiller, of the army 
of the Eevolution. They had issue : 

30. i. John, b. February 7, 1840; m. Martha Ann McDonald. 
3L ii. TFi^Kam->Spencer, b. September 18, 1842; m. Martha Ann 
Hi. Mary-Virginia, h. October 3, 1844, in McDonough county, 


io. Hiram-Hines, b. December 12, 1846; m. in Knox county, 

Ohio, Anna Elizabeth Rowe, b. January 1, 1850, in 

Johnstown, Licking county, Ohio ; dau. of David liowe 

and Scottie Kidner. 

V. Catharine- May, b. March 18, 1849, in Licking county, Ohio. 

vi. Margaret- Louisa, b. June 18, 1851, in Licking county, O. 

XVII. Emily Holihan Egle,* (John,^ Casper, ^ Marcus,^) 
b. June 15, 1817, in Alexandria, Huntingdon county. Pa.; d. 
February 11, 1883, in St. Louis, Mo.; was twice married; first, 
January 10, 1838, in Columbus, Ohio, by Reverend Reed, 
William Reily, of Columbus, Ohio. They had no issue, as 
far as we can learn. Mrs. Reily, m., secondly, August 14, 1841, 
at Columbus, Ohio, by Reverend John Eager, Daniel Emer- 
son, b. January 5, 1812, in Vermont ; d. in 1870, at Salem, 111.; 

138 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

son of John Emerson and Elizabeth Patterson. They had . 
issue (surname Emerson) : 

i. William- Styles, b. February 26, 1839, in Columbus, Ohio ; 
resides in tlie city of St. Louis, Mo. 

XVIII. Hiram Egle,^ (John,^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. 
March 4, 1822, in Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa.; re- 
sides near Xewark, Ohio ; m. July 1, 1849, near Newark, 
Ohio, by Eeverend John B. Fry, Rebecca Q-lover, b. June 
28, 1824, in Hardy county, Ya.; dau. of Alfred Glover and 
Jane Finch. They had issue, all b. near Newark, Ohio : 

i. David -Emerson, b. April 14, 1850. 
n. Milton -Lorenzo, b. October 28, 1851 ; m. November 12, 

1878, Clara L. Bowlby. 
in. Jennie, b. August 9, 1856. 
iv. Francis-Elmer, b. October 18, 1864. 

XIX. David Egle,* (John,^ Casper, ^ Marcus, ^j b. April 
22, 1824, in Huntingdon county, Pa.; resides near Carlyle, HI.; 
m. February 18, 1858, in Newark, Ohio, by Reverend William 
Robinson, Susan Cornelia Martin, b. November 2, 1835, 
in Newark, Ohio: dau. of William Martin and Margaret Wil- 
son. They had issue : 

i. William-Eenic-Sei/mour, b. April 20, 1859; d. May 13, 

1878, near Carlyle, 111. 
ii. Kaddie-May, b. June 1, 1863. 
Hi. Tig, b. February 6, 1870. 

XX. Mary Egle,^ (William, ^ Casper, 2 Marcus, i) b. De- 
cember 24, 1805, in Groveland, N. Y. ; d. May 28, 1865, in 
Pine Run, Geuessee county, Mich., and there buried ; m. No- 
vember 17, 1825, in Groveland, N, Y., by Rev. Silas Pratt, 
William Bodine, b. July 11, 1803, in Pa.; d. April 13, 1868, 
in Pine Run, Genessee county, Mich. They had issue, all born 
at Groveland, N. Y. (surname Bodine) : 

i. Catharine, b. September 25, 1826 ; m. May 8, 1847, by Rev. 
John C. Wright, John H. Francisco, b. 1823, at White 
Hall, Washington county N. Y. ; son of Robert Fran- 

ii. Oscar-Fitzler, b. December 1, 1828. 

The Family of Egle. 139 

m. Mortimer -Charles^ b. April 10, 1831 ; member of the 
Twenty-third Regiment Michigan Volunteers, and d. in 
service, November 12, 1862, at Lebanon, Ky. 
iv. Sarah-Jane, b. August 2, 1836. 

V. Oakley, b. September 5, 1839 ; m. September 18, 1865, Bar- 
bara Celeste Devoe, b. 1848, in Otsego county, N. Y. ; 
daughter of Philip and ^Eliza Ann Devoe, and had 
Flora-Ada, d. s. p., and Daisy-May. 
vi. Ellen-Eugenie, b. September 17, 1842. 
vii. Charlotte- Rossell, b. May 31, 1846. 

XXI. George Egle,^ (William, ^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. 
December 25, 1811, in Grroveland, K Y. ; cl. in 1882, near 
Otisville, Grenessee county, Mich. ; m. January 1, 1835, at 
Perez, ISF. Y., by Rev. Samuel Gridley, Elmira Lycetta. 
Wright, b. in Scipio, Genoa county, N. Y. Her parents 
were Edmund Wright, b. in 1760, in county Tyrone, Ireland; 
d. June e, 1849 ; m. Sarah Fields, b. in 1786, at Trenton, K 
J. ; d. January 24, 1839, at Perez, N. Y. George Egle had 
issue : 

i. Sarah-Jane, b. September 25, 1835, in York Centre N. Y. ; 
m., flrst, December 20, 1855, John Waters Webber; d. 
in Holly, Oakland county, Mich. ; son of Edward Free- 
man Webber, and had, (surname Webber,) John-Waters 
and Harriet-Louisa. Mrs. Webber, m., secondly, Oc- 
tober 27, 1867, Lyman Witter Spalding, b. January 18, 
1814, in Monroe county, N. Y. ; son of Ephraim Spald- 
ing and Lydia Stephens, 
n. Edmund- Wright, b. July 29, 1837, in Perez, N . Y. ; enlisted 
in Company K, First Michigan Cavalry, in 1861, and 
was killed at the battle of Coal Harbor, Va., June 1, 
1864, at 10, A. M., and buried on tlie field where he fell, 
under an apple tree — grave marked on the tree — name 
and age. 
Hi. Mary, b. July 4, 1839, in Mount Morris, jST. Y. ; m. Janu- 
ary 1, 1856, Frank Lemuel Palmer, b. October 11, 1845, 
in Boston, Mass.; son of William Palmer and Mary 
Ridgway ; served in the civil w^ar, in Company A, First 
Michigan Regiment. 
iv. Helen- Louisa, b. November 4, 1841, in Mount Morris, N. 
Y. ; m. September 20, 1861, George Ives,b. in Newtown, 
Pa., and had, (surname Ives,) Frank,' Minnie, May, 
and George-Edward. 
V. William-Henry, b. March 23, 1843, in Groveland, N. Y.; 
m. May 18, 1875, Agnes Ralph Simons, b. May 3, 1853, in 

140 Pennsylvania Qenealogies. 

Sterling county, Canada West ; daughter of Timothy 
Potter Simons and Maria Jane Goodrich. 

vi. Adelaide-Victoria, b. January 18,1845, in Grand Blanche, 
Genessee county, Mich. ; m. July 4, 1866, Eobert Alex- 
ander, b. November 24, 1843, in Flint, Mich., and had, 
(surname Alexander,) Ida, d. s. p., and Robert-Edez. 

vii. Betsy- Ann, b. April 18, 1849, in Flint, Mich. ; ni. October 

19, 1873, Donald Ferguson, b. in Glasgow, Scotland. 
viii. John- Jefferson, b. July 6, 1851, in Buston, Genessee 
county, Mich. 

ix. Harriet-Lijcetta, b. January 9, 1853, in Flint, Mich.; m. 
December 4, 1870, William W. Alexander, b. January 
26, 1851, in Flint, Mich., and had, (surname Alexander,) 
Julia-Almira, Mary-Ermina, and Arthur- Eugene. 

X. Margaret-Ermina, b. August 6, 1856, in Flint, Mich. 

xi. George-Clinton, b. January 12, 1859, in Davidson Centre, 
Genessee county, Mich. 

XXII. William Henry Bgle,* (William, ^ Casper, 3 
Marcus,!) b. October 18, 1814, in Groveland, K Y. ; d. August, 
1853, in Burns, Allegheny county, N. Y. ; m., first, July 4, 
1839, in Grroveland, by Rev. Mr. Brown, Rosannah Keith 
Bennett, b. 1818, near Newtov^rn, Bucks county. Pa. ; d. Sep- 
tember 25, 1849, in Burns, N. Y. ; daughter of Greorge Bennett 
and Martha Torbert. They had issue : 

32. i. Aramanda, b. April 15, 1842; m. Charles V. Craven. 

33. n. Alburtis, b. March 31, 1843 ; m. Lydia McNair. 

William H. Egie, m., secondly, July 4, 1850, by Rev Mr. 
Brown, Synthia Webb, d. in Burns, N. Y. ; daughter of 
William and Sarah Webb. They had issue : 

Hi. Frank, b. October 9, 1851 ; d. March 25, 1864. 

XXIII. James Egle,^ (William, ^ Casper, ^ Marcus, i) b. 
September 18, 1815, in Groveland, Livingston county, N. Y. ; 
d. January 11, 1863 ; m. May 8, 1845, in Groveland, Emeline 
Bird, b. in Hacketstown, IST. J. ; d. April 4, 1872, in Grove- 
land, N. Y., and with her husband there buried. They had 
issue, all born in Groveland, N. Y. : 

i. William-Henry, b. November 1, 1846 ; m. April 29, 1S75, 
by Rev. J. B. Countryman, Mary Smock, b. March 9, 
1855, in Groveland, JST. Y. ; daughter of Isaac and 
Hannah Smock, and had Charles, d. s p., James, and 
a daughter. 

The Family of Egle. 141 

ii. Mary, b. February 25, 1848; resides in Groveland, N. Y. 
Hi. Elizabeth, b. October 15, 1849; m. October 12,1876, by 

Rev. David Conway, George Bennett, b. January, 1852, 

in Groveland, N. Y. ; son of Samuel and Mary Bennett ; 

and had three boys. 
iv. James Orlendo, h. Ma.vch 11,1851; resides in Groveland, 

AT. Y. 
V. Lerein- Thorn, h. April 8, 1853 ; resides in Groveland, N. Y. 

XXIV. George Eg-le,^ (Greorge,^ Aclam,^ Marcus, i) b. 
1780, in Lancaster county, Pa. ; removed with his parents to 
Eowan county, IST. C. ; d. in Newton county, Mo. ; m. Mary 
Haldeman, b. 1782, in Lancaster county, Pa. ; d. in 1864, in 
Newton county, Mo. They had issue : 

i. Leah, b. 1802 ; resides in I^ewton county, Mo. 
n. Mary, b. 1804; d. 1878. 

in. Elizabeth, b. 1806; resides In Cabarras county, N. C. 
iv. Solomon, b. 1808; d. 1878. 
V. John, b. 1810; d. 1870. 
33 vi. 6reo7'(/e- Adam, b. December 25, 1815; m. Nancy Shandy. 
vii. Sophia, b. 1817 ; resides in Kewton county, Mo. 
via. Moses, b. 1819 ; resides in Newton county, Mo. 

XXV. Sarah Morrett Eglb,^ (John,^ Jacob, ^ Casper,-' 
Marcus, i)b. January 80, 1815, in Myerstown, Lebanon county, 
Pa.; resides in Bainbridge, Pa.; m. October, 1833, in Sunbury, 
Pa., by Eeverend John Peter Schindel, Robert Henry Jones, 
b. March 22, 1803, in county Donegal, Ireland; d. April 29, 
1863, in Bainbridge, Pa. His father, Robert Jones, b. March 
28, 1772, in county Donegal, Ireland ; d. September 22, 1840, 
in Bainbridge, Pa.; came to America, landing at Philadelphia 
on the 12th of June, 1806, and was in active mercantile life 
for a period of twenty-five years. He m. April 20, 1792. 
Margaret Williamson, b. June 5, 1772, in county Monaghan, 
Ireland; d. March 30, 1844, in Bainbridge, Pa. Their son 
Robert Henry Jones, received a good education, studied medi- 
cine with Doctor David Watson, of Donegal, and graduated 
from the medical department of the University of Pennsvl- 
vania. He commenced the practice of his profession at Bain- 
bridge, in which he continued, very successfully, up to the time 
of his death. For many years, there was no ph3^sician in the 

142 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

neighborhood, and his labors were very arduous. Apart from 
his professional duties, he became interested in various busi- 
ness operations ; was a contractor on the old Philadelphia and 
Columbia railroad, and assisted in laying out the village of 
Bainbridge. Doctor Jones was highly respected and honored 
in the community in which he resided, and his memory re- 
mains green with many who honored him with the title of ''the 
good doctor." Doctor Jones and his wife, Sarah Morrett Egle, 
had igsne, all b. in Bainbridge, Pa., (surname Jones): 

i. Amanda-Egle, b. August 29, 1834; d. January 8, 1839. 
ii. Samuel-Jeremiah, b. March 22, 1886. He received a good 
preliminary education, and, in 1853, entered Dickinson 
College, from which institution he graduated with dis- 
tinguislied honors in 1857. After his graduation, he 
commenced the study of medicine under his father, and, 
in 1858, matriculated in tlie medical department of the 
University of Pennsylvania, taking his degree as M. D. 
from that institution in 1860. In the same year, he en- 
tered the United States navy as assistant surgeon, was 
attached to the United States steamer Minnesota — the 
flag-ship of the Atlantic squadron — which participated 
in the battle with the Merrimac, upon which steamer he 
remained for two years, except when absent as Admiral 
Goldsborough's staff surgeon at the battle of Roanoke 
Island, and Admiral Rowan's staff surgeon at the battle 
of Newbern, when he was promoted to the grade of sur- 
geon. Doctor Jones was United States examining sur- 
geon for the appointment of volunteer medical officers 
during 1863 and 1864, with his head-quarters at Chicago. 
He was one of the youngest surgeons ever appointed in 
the United States navy, being not yet twenty-eight 
years of age when he received his promotion. When 
relieved from duty in Chicago, in 1864, he was ordered 
to New Orleans as surgeon-in-charge of the United 
States naval hospital at that place, during an epidemic 
of yellow fever, and as medical purveyor of Admiral 
Farragut's (blockading) squadron. After the close of the 
war, he was transferred to the naval hospital at Fensa- 
cola, Florida, as surgeon of that hospital, and surgeon 
of the navy-j'ard at Pensacola. He was also the sur- 
geon of the sloop-of-war Portsmouth, at New Orleans, 
and of the frigate Sabine, the practiceship for naval ap- 
prentices on the Atlantic coast. He continued in the 
naval service until 1868, when he resigned.. In that 

The Family of Egle. 143 

year he was chosen as a delegate from the'^ American 
Medical Association to the European Medical Associa- 
tions, which held meetings at Oxford, Heidelberg, and 
Dresden. The late Professor Samuel D. Gross, with 
Doctor Goodman, of Philadelphia, and Doctor Barker, 
of New York, were his associates. He was also, at 
the same time, commissioned by Governor Geary, of 
Pennsylvania, to investigate and report upon sanitary 
matters abroad, in tlie interest of tliat State. Upon 
his return from Europe, he located in Chicago, and 
commenced a general practice, and was appointed* presi- 
dent of tlie Chicago board of examining surgeons for 
United States pensions. In 1S70, he was appointed 
professor of ophthalmology and otology in the Chicago 
Medical College, a chair which had just been established. 
His studies had been, partly by the natural trend of his 
mind and partly by circumstances, directed to dis- 
eases of the eye and the ear, and the call to this chair in 
the Chicago Medical College determined his life-work. 
He has held this chair ever since, and after establishing 
the eye and ear department of St. Luke's Hospital, was 
appointed attending surgeon of that department, and 
has held the post for sixteen years. He also established 
the eye and ear department of Mercy Hospital and of 
the South Side Dispensary, and was their attending 
surgeon for ten years. He was also connected, as at- 
tending surgeon, with the Illinois Charitable Eye and 
Ear Infirmary, a State institution, located in Chicago. 
In 1880, Doctor Jones was elected permanent secretary 
of the Illinois State Medical Society, to succeed Doctor 
N. S. Davis, who had held the position for twenty years. 
He is an active member of that society, of the American 
Medical Association, American Academy of Medicine, 
the American Ophthalmological and Otological societies, 
and has been thrice a member of the International Medi- 
cal Congress ; and to these bodies, and to the American 
Journal of Medical Sciences, and other medical journals, 
his contributions to the literature of his profession have 
been chiefly made. A partial list of some of his valuable 
monographs, in which are condensed the knowledge and 
discoveries of centuries, and his own addition to that 
knowledge and those discoveries in his favorite branch 
of study, are herewith given : " The Present State of 
Ophthalmology," was delivered before the Illinois Med- 
ical Association, in May, 1879. " The Present State of 
Otology," "A Report on Otology," ''Iritis: Some of 

144 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Its Dangers," and "Affections of the Lachrymal Appa- 
ratus," were also delivered before the Illinois Medical 
Society. "Strabismus: Its Nature and Effects," was 
contributed to tlie Chicago Medical Gazette., of Jan- 
\mry 5, 1880. "On the Introduction of Liquids into the 
Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear," was delivered be- 
fore the American Medical Association, at New York, 
in June, 1880, and "Modifications of the Methods of 
Treating Chronic non-8uppurative Inflammation of the 
Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear," was delivered before 
the International Medical Congress, in 1876. In 1884, 
his alma mater., Dickinson College, at its one hundred 
and first annual commencement, conferred upon him the 
degree of Doctor of Laws, in recognition of his valu- 
able services in medical and surgical science. 

Hi. Georgianna, b. May 22, 1838 •, d. June 18, 1846. 

iv. William-Henry -Harrison,\). October 16, 1840; d. March 

16, 1841. 
V. Jiobert-Henry,\). July 30, 1843; d. December 8, 1848. 

vi. Sarah- Williamson, b. May 10, 1848; d. August 19, 1859. 

XX YI. "William Henry Egle,^ (Jolin,^ Valentine, ^ Cas- 
per, ^ Marcus, 1) b. September 17, 1830, in Harrisburg, Pa., 
wliere he now resides. His father dying when he was four years 
of age, he went to his paternal grandmother's, to whom he was 
indebted for his careful training during childhood and youth. 
He was educated in the private and public schools of Harris- 
burg, and for two years attended the Harrisburg Military In- 
stitute, under the care of Captain Alden Partridge, where he 
pursued the study of the classics and higher mathematics. Not 
having the opportunity of entering college, he determined to 
learn the art of printing, and for this purpose spent three years 
in the office of the Pennsylvania Telegraph, during most of 
which.time he was foreman of the establishment. Subsequently, 
he had charge of the State printing. In 1853, having been a 
frequent correspondent to the monthly magazines, he undertook 
the editorship of the Literary Companion, which was discon- 
tinued at the end of six months, at the same time the editing 
of the Daily Times, afterwards merged into one of the other 
newspaper ventures of Harrisburg. In 1854, he began the 
study of medicine with Doctor Charles C. Bombaugh, of Harris- 
burg, during a portion of which period, that and the following 

The Family of Egle. 145 

year, lie was assistant teacher in the boys' schools of the then 
North ward ; afterwards mailing clerk in the post-office under 
Messrs. Brant and Porter. In the fall of 1857, he resigned his 
position and entered the medical department of the University 
of Pennsylvania, from which institution he graduated in March, 
1859. The same year he located at Harrisburg, and was in the 
practice of his profession tbere when, in 1862, after the battles 
of Chantilly and the second Bull Run, he was telegraphed by 
Adjutant General Russell, of Pennsylvania, to go to Washing- 
ton to assist in the care of the wounded, which duty he per- 
formed. In September of that year, he was commissioned as- 
sistant surgeon of the Ninety-sixth regiment, Pennsylvania 
volunteers, and in the summer of 1863 surgeon of the Forty- 
seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteer militia. At the close 
of service with the latter command, he resumed his practice, 
but afterwards, at the earnest solicitation of Adjutant General 
Thomas, of the United States army, he accepted the appoint- 
ment, by President Lincoln, as surgeon of volunteers, and was 
ordered to Camp Nelson, Kentucky, to examine the colored 
regiments then being organized in that State. He was sub- 
sequently detailed with the cavalry battalion under Colonel 
James Brisbin, now of the United States army, thence ordered 
to the Department of the Ja,mes under General Butler, and as- 
signed to the Twenty-fifth army corps. During the Appo- 
mattox campaign, he was chief executive medical officer of 
General Birney's division. Twenty-fourth army corps, and 
upon the return from that campaign ordered to Texas with 
General Jackson's division. Twenty-fifth army corps, as its 
chief medical officer. In December, 1865, he resigned the ser- 
vice and returned home, when for a brief period he partially 
resumed the practice of his profession. Upon the organization 
of the National Guard in 1870, Doctor Egle was appointed 
surgeon-in- chief of the Fifth division with the rank of lieuten- 
ant colonel, and subsequently, in the consolidation of the com- 
mands, transferred to surgeon of the Eighth regiment, and is 
the senior medical officer in the National Guard of Pennsyl- 
vania. He has been honored by election as corresponding mem . 
ber of a number of historical and learned societies in America 

146 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

and England. Turning his attention to historical research, he 
commenced the preparation of his " History of Pennsylvania," 
which was published in 1876 ; at the same time, in connection 
with Honorable John Blair Linn, edited twelve volumes of the 
second series of the "Pennsylvania Archives." Following 
these, have appeared a number of historical works from his pen, 
the latest of which are the histories of the counties of Dauphin 
and Lebanon, and this initial volume of " Pennsylvania Grene- 
alogies." He resides at Harrisburg, Pa. Doctor Egle, m. July 
24, 1860, at Harrisburg, Pa., by the Eeverend Daniel Gans, 
D. D., of the Keformed church, Eliza White Beatty, b. Jan- 
uary 5, 1833, at Harrisburg, Pa., dan. of George Beatty and 
his wife Catharine Shrom, {see Beatty record.) They had issue, 
all born at Harrisburg, Pa. : 

i. Beverly-Waugh,}). Thursday, May 2, 1861 ; bap. Sunday, 
December 1, 1861, by Reverend Francis Hodgson, D. D., 
of the Methodist Episcopal church ; d. Wednesday, June 
21, 1882, at Chicago, 111. ; bur. Monday, June 26, 1882, 
at Harrisburg, Pa. Beverly, at the age of six years, 
was sent to the school of Miss Sabina Kelker, under 
whose instruction he continued until he was far enough 
advanced to enter the select school of Professor L. H. 
Gause, where he remained two years. He subsequently 
went to the Harrisburg Academy under the care of Pro- 
fessor Jacob r. Seiler, A. M., continuing there until his 
eighteenth year. Expressing a wisli to study medicine, 
special courses were given him in chemistry and materia 
medica, and in the early part of September, 1880, he was 
sent to Chicago to the care of his relative, Professor S. 
J. Jones, M. D., of the Chicago Medical College, an ad- 
vanced medical institution in the West, where the ad- 
vantages afforded him for pursuing his studies were un- 
surpassed. Remaining there, with the exception of a 
few weeks' visit to his home in the spring of 1881, he re- 
alized the necessity of the highest education in the pro- 
fession he had selected for his life-work, and became a 
devoted student. His hospital and clinical experience 
lifted him, as it were, into the front rank of his class, 
while fellow-students and professors alike admired his 
mental achievements and his courteous manners. He 
was the acknowledged leader of the senior class, and a 
bright future was seemingly before him of position, and 
honor, and usefulness in the profession. Although com- 

The Family of Egle. 147 

pletely absorbed in his studies, he was not unmindful 
of other duties devolving upon him, and his rare social 
qualities gained him many friends in the city of Chicago. 
He never swerved in the performance of his mission, 
and a few weeks before his death he remained by the 
bedside of a young man near his own age, dying of diph- 
theria, when others had fled the room. About the 1st 
of June he complained of a small boil on his left upper 
lip. Little attention, however, was paid to it, save to 
lessen the swelling of the face, yet alarming cerebral 
symptoms soon set iu, and, notwithstanding the best 
medical skill in the country, he breathed his last at 11.30, 
p. M., on Wednesday, June 21 — St. Aloysius* day — 1882. 
And tlius, in the opening years of manhood, with pros- 
pects as brilliant as any could possibly desire, he passed 
from out tlie circle of loving hearts to the blessed reali- 
zations of the life eternal. He was a noble boy, intelli- 
gent, manly, upright, loving, and dutiful, and it need 
not be wondered at ihat liis sudden departure from tliis 
earthly life caused wounds which time can never fully 

a. Sarah-Beatty, b. Friday, July 13, 1866 ; bap. Saturday, 
February 9, 1867, by Rev. B. B. Leacock, D. D., Rector 
of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Harrisburg, Pa. 

in. Catharine-Irwin, b. Tuesday, January 19, 1869 ; bap. Tues- 
day, March 14, 1871, by Rev. Robert J. Keeling, D. D., 
Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

XXVII. GrEORGE BoYD Egle,^ (John,* Valentine, 3 Casper, ^ 
Marcus, i)b. December 21, 1831, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; served in 
the three months' service at the outbreak of tlie civil war; in 
1868, removed to W. Va., near Martinsburg, where he now 
resides ; m. August 29, 1852, by Rev. William McFadden, 
Martha Kauffman Kerr, b. December 25, 1834, in York 
county, Pa. ; d. December 1, 1879, near Martinsburg, W. Va. ; 
buried at Harrisburg, Pa. ; daughter of James Kerr and 
Jane Atkinson. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Elizabeth, b. August 11, 1853, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; 
d. August 7, 1874, near Martinsburg, W. Y. ; buried at 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
n. Lavinia, b. February 14, 1830; d. July 12, 1856. 
iii. Lucinda, b. January 6, 1857 ; d. February 3, 1857. 
iv. William-Henry, b. October 30, 1858 ; m. Nettie Dallas 
Sigler ; resides at McKeesport, Pa. 

148 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. Martha, b. January 10, 1861 ; resides at Martinsburg, W, 

vi. Margaret-Mary, b. January 2, 1862; d. February 6, 1864. 
vii Hiram, b. December 5, 1864 ; d. December 10, 1865. 
via. Virginia, b. February 5, 1874 ; d. September 13, 1878, near 

Martinsburg, W. Va. ; buried at Harrisburg, Pa. 
ix. Margaret, b. May 23, 1875. 

XXVIII. Welding Egle Smith, ^ (Mary- Ann, * Valen- 
tine, ^ Casper, 2 Marcus, i) b. March 6, 1833, in Plymouth, 
Luzerne county, Pa. ; m. April 13, 1857, in Huron county, 
Ohio, Charlotte Ashtoist, b. September 19, 1837, in Lyme, 
Huron county, Ohio ; daughter of Thomas Ash ton '^' and Mary 
Edgar. They had issue, all b. in Four Corners, save the last 
four, who were b. in Monroeville. (surname Smith) : 

i. Slielclen-Egle, b. August 16, 1858. 
ii. Allison-Halliburton, b. January 18, 1861. 
Hi. Francis-Draper, b. April 26, 1862; resides near McCook, 

iv. Walter- Ashton, b. February 16, 1864; a teacher in Hast- 
ings, Neb. 
V. Hiram-Eqle, b. February 21, 1866. 
vi. Charles-L., b. April 2, 1868. 
vii. Evelyn- Charlotte, b. September 4, 1870. 
via. Mahel-M.,h. July 27, 1872 ; d. February 5, 1884, at Monroe- 
ville, Ohio. 
ix. Lottie-Nine, b. August 6, 1877 ; d. February 9, 1884, at 
Monroeville, Ohio. 

XXIX. Wayman French Smith, ^ (Mary- Ann, ^ Valen- 
tine,^ Casper, 2 Marcus, i) b. March 31, 1836, in Plymouth, 
Luzerne county, Pa. ; resides in Monroeville, Oliio ; m. May 19, 
1863, Susan Fox. They had issue, (surname Smith) : 

i. Mary- Ann, b. July 24, 1864 ; d. February 3, 1881. 
ii. Welding-M., b. January 9, 1866. 
Hi. Wilson-B, b. July 5, 1868 ; d. July 15, 1869. 
iv. Wayman-H., b. May 11, 1870. 

V. Lucy, b. August 19, 1872. 
vi. Fannie-L., b. April 20, 1875. 

* Thomas Ashton was b. in 1810, in Prescott, Lancashire, Eng- 
land, came to America in 1831 ; d. June 2, 1879, in Huron county, 
Ohio; m. Mary Edgar, b. in 1815, in Somersetshire, England, 
coming to America in 1832. Mrs. Ashton resides near Monroeville, 
Huron county, Ohio. 

The Family of Egle. 149 

vii. 6reorge-TF., b. July 5, 1880. 
mil. IdorMay, b. October 6, 1883, 

XXX. John Egle,^ (John,^ Jolin,^ Casper, ^ Marcus/) b. 
February 7, 18-iO, in Franklin county, Ohio ; m. October 18, 
1861, Maetha Ann McDonald, b.' October, 1840, in Knox 
county, Ohio ; d. October 18, 1876 ; daughter of William Mc- 
Donald. They had issue, all b. in Knoxville, Ohio : 

i. Mary-Bell, b. July 28, 1862 ; d. September 8, 1864. 
n. Maria-Zerena, b. A>ril 4, 1864; d. December 28, 1865. 
in. Edward, b. September 7, 1868; d. September 15, 1868. 
iv. Ortendo-Benton'l). September 20, 1869. 
V. Martha- Adelia, b. November 20, 1871. 
vi. Matilda-Maude, b. January 15, 1875. 

XXXI. William Spencek Egle, 5 (John,* John,^ Casper, 2 
Marcus,^) b. September 18, 1842, in McDonough, 111. ; m. De- 
cember, 1869, Martha Ann Smith, b. August 14, 1850, in 
Knox county, Ohio, dau. of Henry D. Smith and Elizabeth 
McVeagh. They had issue, all b. in Licking county, Ohio : 

i. Mla-Mahel, b. December 1, 1870. 
ii. Charles-Oran, b. June 12, 1873. 
Hi. Daisy-Dell, b. June 11 , 1875. 
iv. Bes.^ie, b. August 14, 1877 ; d. September 20, 1877. 

XXXII. Aramanda Egle,s (William-Henry,* William, ^ 
Casper, 2 Marcus, i) b. April 15, 1842, at Groveland, N. Y. ; 
m. December 20, 1865, near Newtown, Bucks county. Pa., by 
Eeverend J. M. Milliken, Charles Yanartsdale Craven, b. 
March 16, 1837, at Ilatboro', Pa., son of John Craven and Eliza- 
beth Hart; reside near ISTewtown, Bucks county, Pa. They 
had issue (surname Craven) : 

i. John-Burroughs, b. ISTovember 7, 1866. 
ii. Frank-Bennett, b. July 26, 1869. 
Hi. George- Washinqton, b. October 7, 1873. 
iv. Bessie-Wynkoop,h. December 9, 1875. 

XXXIII. Alburtis Egle,s (William-Henry,* William, ^ 
Casper, 3 Marcus, i) b. March 31, 1843, at Groveland, X. Y. ; 
m. November 25, 1868, at Addisville, Bucks county. Pa., by 
Eeverend Hugh L. Craven, Lydia McXair, b. March 3, 1847, 
at Addisville, Bucks county. Pa., dau. of James S. McXair and 
Eliza CruU ; reside near Newtown, Pa. They had issue : 

150 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. James-McNair, b. December 23, 1870; d. August 6, 1871. 
a. Charles-Wilson, b. May 27, 1872. 
Hi. G'eorge-Newman, b. December 6, 1875. 
iv. Bosany\ah,h. May 12, 1879. 

V. Alice-Vanartsdale, b. October 23, 1883. 

XXXIV. Geoege Adam Egle, ^ (G-eorge, ^ Greorge, ^ Adam, ^ 
Marcus,^; b. December 25, 1815, in Cabarras county, IST. C. ; 
resides in Iredell county, N. C. ; m, in 1831, in Cabarras county, 
N. C, Nancy Shandy, b. February 5, 1814, in Davidson 
county, N. C, dau. of Sidney Shandy and Harriett Grrouf. 
They had issue : * ' 

i. Daniel- Alexander, b. May 31, 1835 ; d. 1863; m. June 19, 
1859, Martha M. Weems, of Mo., and had Sterling- 
Price and Wancy- Virginia. 

ii. Peyton- Wesley, b. January 14, 1838; m. August 15, 1867, 
Caroline Lazenby, and had George-Adam and Jane; 
resides in Iredell county, JS . C. 

Hi. Julia- A., b. October 4, 1839 ; d. October 16, 1859. 

iv. Edwin-D., b. May 17, 1842; d. November 17, 1844. 

V. Lydia-Ludemia, b. February 26, 1844 ; m. D. L. Dry, and 
had Leroy- Whitfield, William- Alfred, John- Wesley, 
Henry-Lueco, Fanny- Jidia, Viola- Eveoxia,Linny- Clara, 
and Nannie-Elizabeth ; resides in Iredell county, N. C. 

vi. William- Sidney, b. April 24, 1846; m. March 12, 1867, 
Mary Elizabeth Barnsley, and had William-Barnsley, 
Sarah-Elizabeth, George, and Zebidon-Vance ; resides in 
Iredell county, N". C. 

vii. Nancy-Jane, b. August 2, 1848; d. April 26, 1877 ; m. Au- 
gust 24, 1863, Thomas Melmoth Beard, and had Mary- 
Etta, Washington-Henry, John-Franklin, and James- 
via. George-Washington, b. September 13, 1850; resides in Ellis 
county, Texas. 

ix. Harriet-Josephiyie, b. October 21, 1852 ; m. July 26, 1871, 
Joseph Stanhope Martin, and had George- Alexander , 
Charles-Leroy , William- Theophilus, and Lilly and Julia, 
(twins) ; resides in Iredell county, N". C. 
X. John-Franklin-C. ,h.lSlovemhev 18, 1854; resides in Iredell 
county, N. C. 

xi. James-Albert, b. February 21 , 1857 ; resides in Ellis county, 

xii. Wilburn-W., b. March 5, 1859 ; d. October 14, 1859. 

Elder Family. 151 


1. EoBEKT Elder, b. about 1679 in Scotland, emigrated 
from Longh Neagh, county Antrim, Ireland, where lie had 
previously settled, to America, about 1730, locating in Paxtang 
township, then Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa., on a tract 
of land near the first ridge of the Kittochtinny mountains, five 
miles north of Harrisburg. He died the 28th of July, 1746, in 
Paxtang, and is buried in the old church grave-yard. He 

married, in 1703, EleajSTOR , b. in 1684 ; d. October 25, 

1742. They had issue : 

2. i. Robert, b. 1704 ; m. and had issue. 

3. u. John, b. January 26, 1706 ; m., 1st, Mary Baker ; 2d, Mary 


4. iii. Thomas, b. 1708; m. Mary Patterson, dau. of William 

Patterson, of Paxtang. 

5. iv. David, b. 1710 ; m. Hannah Anderson. 

V. James, b. 1712 ; settled in Fannett township, Cumberland 

(now Pranklin) county, Pa. 
vi. Ann, b. 1713 ; m. [John] Anderson, of Octoraro. We 

have no further information of this the, perchance, 

only sister of Reverend John Elder. 

II. Egbert Elder, ^ (Robert, i) b. in 1704, in Scotland; 
m. and had issue : . 

i. John, b. 1730 ; d. December, 1756, in Hanover; probably 

6. a. Robert, b. 1732 ; m. Mary Taylor. 

7. iii. Samuel, b. 1734; m. Mary Robinson. 

iv. Isabel, b. 1736; m. Adam Breaden, concerning whom we 

have no record. 
V. DomcZ, b. 1738 ; m. and removed, late in life, to Ohio, 

where he died. He had, among other children, Joshua 

and Robert. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 1740. 

152 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

III. John Elder, 2 (Robert, i) b. January 26, 1706, in the 
city of Edinburgh, Scotland ; d. July 17, 1792, in Paxtang 
township, Dauphin county, Pa. He received a classical edu- 
cation, and graduated from the University at Edinburgh. He 
subsequently studied divinity, and, in 1732, was licensed to 
preach the gospel. Four or five years later, the son followed • 
the footsteps of his parents and friends, and came to America. 
Coming as a regularly licensed minister, he was received by 
New Castle Presbytery, having brought credentials to that 
body, afterward to Donegal Presbytery, on the 5th of October, 
1737. Paxtang congregation having separated from that of 
Derry in 1735, and Rev. Mr. Bertram adhering to the latter, 
left that of Paxtang vacant, and they were unanimous in giv- 
ing Rev. John Elder a call This he accepted on the 12th 
of April, 1738, and on the 22d of November following, he was 
ordained and installed, the Rev. Samuel Black presiding. The 
early years of Mr. Elders ministry were not those of ease ; 
for in the second year the Whitfield excitement took a wide 
spread over the Presbyterian Church. He preached against 
this religious furore^ or the "great revival," as it was termed, 
and for this he was accused to the Presbytery of propagating 
"false doctrine." That body cleared him, however, in Decem- 
ber, 1740 ; "but a separation was made," says Webster, "and 
the conjunct Presbyters answered the supplications sent to 
them the next summer, by sending Campbell and Rowland to 
those who forsook him. He signed the protest. His support 
being reduced, he took charge of the ' Old Side ' portion of 
the Derry congregation." Following closely upon these eccles- 
iastical troubles came the French and Indian war. Associa- 
tions were formed throughout the Province of Pennsylvania 
for the defense of the frontiers, and the congregations of Mr. 
Elder were prompt to embody themselves. Their minister be- 
came their leader — their captain — and the}^ were trained as 
scouts. He superintended the discipline of his men, and his 
mounted rangers became widely known as the "Paxtang 
Boys." During two summers, at least, every man who at- 
tended Paxtang church carried his rifle with him, and their 
minister took his. Subsequently, he was advanced to the dig- 

Elder Family 153 

nity of colonel by the Provincial authorities, the date of his 
commission being July 11, 1763. He had command of the 
block-houses and stockades from Easton to the Susquehanna. 
The Grovernor, in tendering this appointment, expressly stated 
that nothing more would be expected of him than the general 
oversight. "His justification," says Webster, "lies in the 
crisis of affairs . . . Bay. at York, Steel at Conecocheague, 
and Griffith at New Castle, with 'Burton and Thompson, the 
church missionaries, at Carlisle, headed companies, and were 
actively engaged." During the latter part of the summer of 
1763, many murders were committed in Paxtang, culminating 
in the destruction of the Indians on Conestoga Manor and at 
Lancaster. Although the men composing the company of 
Paxtang men who exterminated the murderous savages re- 
ferred to belonged to his obedient and faithful rangers, it has 
never been proved that the Rev. Mr. Elder had previous 
knowledge of the plot formed, although the Quaker pam- 
phleteers of the day charged him with aiding and abetting the 
destruction of the Indians. When the deed was done, and the 
Quaker authorities were determined to proceed to extreme 
lengths with the |)articipants, and denounced the frontiersmen 
as "riotous and murderous [rish Presbyterians," he took sides 
with the border inhabitants, and sought to condone the deed. 
His letters published in connection with the history of that 
transaction prove him to have been a man judicious, firm, and 
decided. During the controversy which ensued, he was the 
author of one of the pamphlets : "Letter from a Grentleman in 
one of the Back Counties to a Friend in Philadelphia." He 
was relieved from his command by the Grovernor of the 
Province, who directed that Major Asher Clayton take charge 
of the military establishment. Peace, however, was restored 
— not only in civil affairs, but in the church. The union of 
the synods brought the Pev. John Elder into the same Pres- 
bytery with Messrs. John Roan, Robert Smith, and Greorge 
Duifield, they being at first in a minority, but rapidly settling 
the vacancies with New Side men. By the leave of synod, 
the Rev. Mr. Elder joined the Second Philadelphia Presbytery 
May 19, 1768, and on the formation of the Greneral Assembly, 

154 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

became a member of Carlisle Presbytery. At the time" the 
British army overran New Jersey, driving before them the 
fragments of our discouraged, naked, and rhalf -.starved troops, 
and without any previous arrangement, the Rev. Mr. Elder 
went on Sunday, as usual, to Paxtang church. The hour ar- 
rived for church -service, when, instead of a sermon, he began 
a short and hasty prayer to the Throne of Grace ; then called 
upon the patriotism of all effective men present, and exhorted 
them to aid in support of liberty's cause and the defense of the 
, country. In less than thirty minutes, a company of volunteers 
was formed. Colonel Robert Elder, the parson's eldest son, was 
chosen captain. They marched next day, though in winter. 
His son John, at sixteen years, was among the first. His son 
Joshua, sub-lieutenant of Lancaster county, could not quit the 
service he was employed in, but sent a substitute./' Until his 
death, for a period of fifty-six years, he continued the faithful 
minister of the congregations over which he had been placed in 
the prime of his youthful vigor, passing the age not generally 
allotted to man — that of fourscore and six years. His death 
was deeply lamented far and wide. Not one of all those who 
had welcomed him to his early field of labor survived him^ 
Charles Miner, the historian of Wyoming, gives this opinion 
of Rev. John Elder: "I am greatly struck with the evi- 
dences of learning, talent, and spirit displayed by him. He 
was, beyond doubt, the most extraordinary man of Eastern 
Pennsylvania. I hope some one may draw up a full memoir 
of his life, and a narrative, well digested, of his times ... 
He was a very extraordinary man, of most extensive influence, 
full of activity and enterprise, learned, pious, and a ready 
writer. I take him to have been of the old Cameronian blood. 
Had his lot been cast in New England, he would have been a 
leader of the Puritans." He had, with one who well remem- 
bered the oldjninister, " a good and very handsome face. His 
features were regular — no one prominent — good complexion, 
with blue eyes . . . He was a portly, long, straight man, over 
six feet in height, large fi'ame and body, with rather heavy 
legs . . . He did not talk broad Scotch, but spoke much as 
we do now, yet gi'ammatically." His remains quietly repose 

Elder Family. 155 

amid the sceaes of his earthly labors, in the burying-ground 
of old Paxtang church, by the side of those who loved and 
revered him. Over his dust a marble slab bears the inscrip- 
tion dictated by his friend and neighbor, William Maclay, first 
United States Senator from Pennsylvania. The Rev. Mr. 
Elder was twice married ; m., first, in 1740, Maky Baker, b. 
1715, in county Antrim, Ireland; d. June 12, 1749, in Pax- 
tang; dau. of Joshua Baker, of Lancaster, Pa. They had 
issue : 

8. i. JSo&eri, b. Friday, June 11,1742; ra. Mary J. Thompson. 

9. a. Joshua, b. March 9, 1744-5 ; m., 1st, Mary McAllister; 2d, 

Sarali McAllister. 
in. Eleanor, b. December 3, 1749 ; m. John Hays. 
iv. Grizel, b. May 2, 1749: d. September 18, 1769. 

Mr. Elder m., secondly, November 5, 1751, Mary Simp- 
son, dau. of Thomas and Sarah Simpson, of Paxtang; b. 
1732, in Paxtang; d. October 3, 1786, at 6, A. M., and had 
issue : 

V. Sarah, b. October 19, 1752; d. February 14, 1822; m. 
James Wallace, (see Robert Wallace record.) 

10. vi. Ann, b. October 8, 1754 ; m. Andrew Stephen. 

11. vii. John, b. August 3, 1757 ; m. Elizabeth Awl. 

via. Mary, b. January 12, 1760 ; m. James Wilson, (see Wil- 
son record.) 
ix. Jane, b. May 21, 1762 ; d. August 6, 1763. 

12. X. James, b. Friday, June 15, 1764 ; m. Lucinda Wallace. 

13. xi. Thomas, b. January 30, 1767 ; m., 1st, Catharine Cox ; 2d, 

Elizabeth Shippen Jones. 
~ 14. xii. David, b. May 7, 1769 ; m. Jane Galbraith. 
-15. xiii. /SamrteZ, b. February 27, 1772; m. Margaret Espy. 
16. xiv. Michael, b. August 9, 1773 : m. ISfancy McKinney. 

XV. Bebecca, b. March 1, 1775 ; m. James Awl. (see Awl 

IV. Thomas Elder,^ (Robert,i) b. 1708; d. July, 1752; 
m. Mary Patterson, dau. of William Patterson. They had 
issue : 

i. John, 
a. Rachel. 
Hi. Robert. 

156 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Y. David Elder, 2 (Robert, i) b. 1710; d. 1753; m. in 
1730, Hannah ANDERSOisr, of Donegal; d. about 1811, in 
Westmoreland county, Tliey had issue: 

\ 17. i. Bobert, b. 1751 ; m. Mary Whiteside. 

VI. Robert Elder, ^ (Robert, ^ Robert, i) b. 1734, in Han- 
over township, then Lancaster county. Pa.; was twice married. 
His first wife's name was Cole, and they had one son, Joseph. 
After her death, he removed to Maryland, afterwards returning 
to his old home near Harris' Ferry. About 1786, he went to 
Indiana county, Pa., where he died in 1790. His second wife 
was Mary Taylor, who d. April 15, 1813. They had issue : 

18. t. James, b. 1763, in Penn'a; m. Martha Robinson. 

19. it. David, b. October 16, 1764, in Maryland ; m. Ann Nesbit. 

20. m. JSo&eri, b. 1767 ; m. Mary Smith. 

> 21. iv. Anne, b. 1770 ; m. Archibald Marshall. 

YII. Samuel Elder, ^ (Robert, ^ Robert, i ) b. about 1734; 
removed to Maryland prior to the Revolution, where he died ; 
m. Mary Robinson, of Hanover township, Lancaster (now 
Dauphin) county. Pa. They had issue : 

i. Samuel, b. 1758; m. Mary , b. 1759; d. October 21, 

1830, and had issue : 

1. Joseph-BoMnson, b. 1801 ; d. November 16,1825. 

2. Samuel, accidentally drowned, s. p. 

ii. Jb^ji, d. prior to 1823; m. Esther McKinley, b. 1763; d. 
July 24, 1823, and had issue : 

1. John, b. March 25, 1784. 

2. Mary, b. March 29, 1785 ; d. April 10, 1857 ; m. 

James Harwood, and had issue (surname Har- 
wood) : James, Mary, d. s. p.; Margaret, d. s. 
p., and Henry. 

3. James, b. March 26, 1787, d. s. p. 

4. Margaret, b. August 9, 1789 ; m. Henry White, 

of Baltimore, and had (surname White): Wil- 
liam, b. 1815. 

5. John, (first,) b. September 19, 1792. 

6. McKinley, b. October 21, 1791. 

7. Stephen, b. April 11, 1794. 

8. Samuel, b. ITovember 9, 1795 ; d. March 8, 1866 ; 

unm.; a flour merchant in Baltimore, Md. 

9. Elizabeth, b. January 14, 1798. 

Elder Family. 157 

10. James, b. July 26, 1802; d. November, 1860; 

m. August 8, 1848, Deborah D, Keene, of 
JSTashua, N. H., and had issue, Samuel-J., 
counsellor-at-law, Boston, Mass. 

11. John, (second,) b. July 30, 1804. 

YIII. Robert Elder, ^ (Jolin,^ Robert, i) was b. June 11, 
1742, in Paxtang ; d. September 29, 1818. He was educated 
at the academy in Chester county, and was destined by his 
father for the ministry. His inclinations, and the breaking 
out of the French and Indian war, when the boy enlisted with 
his father as a ranger on the frontiers, determined otherwise. 
With his Scotch-Irish neighbors, he entered heartily into the 
contest for independence, a -id throughout the war of the Rev- 
olution was in the field or engaged in organizing the associ- 
ators, of which he was ■ colonel, succeeding Colonel Burd in 
the command of the companies raised in Paxtang. At the 
close of the conflict, he continued his occupation of farming, 
avoiding public office, preferring the quiet of domestic life. 
Colonel Elder m. Mary J. Thompson, of Derry ; b. October 
19, 1750 ; d. August 18, 1813. 

IX. Joshua Elder, ^ (John,^ Robert, i) b. March 9, 17-14-6, 
in Paxtang township, then Lancaster county. Pa.; d. Decem- 
ber 5, 1820, and is interred in Paxtang Church graveyard. 
He was a farmer by occupation ; served in the Provincial forces 
during the French and Indian war ; one of the sub-lieutenants 
of the county of Lancaster during the Revolution, and a jus- 
tice of the peace. Under the Constitution of 1790, he was 
appointed, by Grovernor Mifflin, one of the associate judges of 
the county of Dauphin. Governor McKean, a warm personal 
friend, commissioned him prothonotary January 5, 1800, which 
position he filled nine years ; was afterward chosen chief burgess 
of the borough of Harrisburg, in 1810. Joshua Elder was 
twice married ; m., first, September 15, 1773, by the Rev. John 
Elder, Mary McAllister, b. 1753 ; d. November 21, 1782 ; 
m., secondly, on May 23, 1783. by the Rev. John Elder, 
Sarah McAllister, b. 1762; d. December 6, 1807. By 
neither marriage did Judge Elder leave any issue, and his 
estate was devised to a large number of relatives. 

158 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

X. Ann Eldee,3 (John,^ Robert, i) b. October 8, 1754; d. 
August 10, 1814: m. September 23, 1779, by Eev. Jobn 
Elder, Andkew Stephen [Steen], b. 1753 ; d. December 3, 
1800 ; both bur. in Paxtang graveyard. They bad issue (sur- 
name Stephen) : 

i. Bobert-Mder. 

a. A7in, b. 1785 ; d. April 20, 1800 ; bur. in Paxtang grave- 

in. Andreiv,h. May 30, 1791; d. January 12, 1832; bur. in 
Paxtang Church graveyard. 

iv. John, a physician, who practiced near Halifax, Pa. 

XI. John Elder, ^ (John,^ Robert, i)b. August 3, 1757; 
d. April 27, 1811, in Paxtang. He was educated under Joseph 
Hutchinson, a celebrated teacher in his day, and gave special 
attention to land-surveying. He was a farmer. At the com- 
mencement of the Revolution, although a youth of eighteen, 
be was enrolled among the associators, and was an ensign in 
Colonel Burd's battalion. On the 18tli of April, 1780, be was 
appointed deputy-surveyor, and for several years filled that 
position. He was elected sheriff of the county of Dauphin in 
1794. serving from the 19th of November, that year, until Oc- 
tober 17, 1797. Like the majority of persons who have filled 
that responsible office in this locality, he came out of it the 
poorer. Captain Elder m. December 16, 1778, Elizabeth 
Awl, b. November 18, 1761 ; d. about 1850, at the residence 
of her son-in-law, General John Forster. They had issue: 

i. Mary, b. 1779 ; m. John Forster. (see Forster record.) 
a. Jacob, h. 1783 ; d. October, 1816 ; received a thorough 
English and classical education, learned the art of print- 
ing at Lancaster, and, in 1802, commenced the publica- 
tion of the Dauphin Guai'dian, one of the most influential 
newspapers publislied in the early days of Harrisburg, as 
it was the first Democratic English newspaper there. 
In 1815, he prepared and published "A History of the 
Late War," and was the author of a preliminary work 
on the history of the United States. Under his arduous 
literary labors, Mr. Elder's health failed him, and he 
died at the early age of thirty-three years. He never 
married. His entire life was an active and busy one, 
and he exerted a great influence in the times he lived. 

Elder Family. 159 

in. John., m. October 17, 1826, Mrs. Mary Thompson, dau, of 

John McCammon, of Middletown. 
iv. Robert. 
V. Joshua, 
vi. Sally-Ann. 
vii. Miza-Awl, m. Henry Alward. 

XII. James Eldee,^ (John,^ Robert, i) b. June 15, 1764; 
d. January 14, 1827 ; m. December, 1801, Luciistda Wallace, 
of Virginia ; b. May 28, 1781 ; d. July 26, 1846 ; removed to 
Clarkesville, Tenn. After tire death of James Elder, bis 
widow m. in February, 1829, James B. Reynolds, of Tennes- 
see. Mr. and Mrs. Elder had issue : 

i. Joshua, b. January 31, 1803 ; m. and left issue. 

XIII. Thomas Elder, 3 (John,^ Robert, i) b. January 30, 
1767 ; d. April 29, 1853, in Harrisburg, Pa. He received a 
good English and classical education, especially under Joseph 
Hutchinson, a celebrated teacher in his day. He subsequently 
attended the academy at Philadelphia, where he graduated. 
Studied law with General John A. Hanna, and was admitted 
to the Dauphin county bar at the August term, 1791. He at 
once began the practice of a profession in which he became 
distinguished, and which he followed with great success for 
upward of forty years, and "was eminent as a safe and 
sagacious counselor, a laborious and indefatigable lawyer." 
During the Whisky Insurrection, he volunteered as a private 
in Captain Dentzel's company, which marched westward, pre- 
ferring the ranks to that of a commissioned office, which his 
company offered him. He subsequently held the office of 
lieutenant colonel of the militia, and was frequently designated 
by the title of colonel. As a citizen in the early years of the 
borough of Harrisburg, Mr. Elder possessed public spirit and 
enterprise in advance of his contemporaries generally. He was 
the prominent and leading spirit in organizing a company to 
erect the Harrisburg bridge, the first constructed over the Sus- 
quehanna, and for many years the longest in the Union. Upon 
the permanent organization, he was unanimously elected the 
president, which office he held by annual reelection of the di- 
rectors, until his resignation in June, 1846, He was chosen 

160 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

president of tlie Harrisburg Bank in June, 1816, "wliich oifice 
he held until his death. Grovernor Hiester appointed him At- 
torney General of the Commonwealth, a position he filled with 
marked ability from December 20, 1820, to December 18, 1823, 
but he ever after positively refused to accept ofiice, although he 
took a deep and active interest for many years in the political 
affairs of the State and Nation. He was blessed with a physical 
constitution which enabled him to accomplish an extraordinary 
amount of labor without diminishing the elasticity of his spirits 
or the vigor of his mind. He lived to the advanced age of 
over eighty-six years. Mr. Elder was twice married ; m., first, 
March 23, 1799, Cathaeine Cox. d. June 12, 1810 ; dau. of 
Colonel Cornelius Cox, of Estherton, Pa. They had issue: 

i. George-Washington, d. s. Y). 

ii. Mary-B., m. June 13, 1816, Amos Ellmaker, b. February 
2, 1787, in New Holland, Lancaster county. Pa.; d. 
November 28, 1851, in Lancaster, Pa.; son of Nathaniel 
Ellmaker. He graduated at Yale College, and after 
completing his law studies at the celebrated law- 
school under Judge Eeeves, at Litchfield, Conn., he 
came to Harrisburg, and continued his studies under 
Thomas Elder, and was subsequently admitted to the 
bar at the December term, 1808. He was commis- 
sioned deputy attorney general for the county of 
Dauphin, January 13, 1809, serving until 1812, and 
represented Dauphin county in the Legislature from 
1812 to 1814. He was appointed, by Governor Snyder, 
president judge of that judicial district, July 3, 1815. 
In 1814, he accompanied the volunteers to Baltimore, 
as an aid to General Forster. On the 30th of Decem- 
ber, 1816, he resigned to accept the position of At- 
torney General of the State, serving to 1819. In 
June, 1821, he removed to Lancaster, resuming the 
practice of his profession. He was the anti-Masonic 
candidate for Vice President of the United States in 
1832. " Mr. Ellmaker," says Mr. Harris, in his " Rem- 
iniscences," " was reported to be a good lawyer, and 
his addresses to the jury, when at the bar, were clear, 
distinct, and argumentative." As a gentleman, he 
possessed, in an eminent degree, those characteristics 
which distinguish men of rare endowment; He was 
well-informed, and of a lively social disposition, and 
in all the relations and positions of life was a model 

Elder Family. 161 

worthy of imitation. Mr. and Mrs. Ellmaker had 
issue (surname Ellmaker) : 

1. Nathaniel, a lawyer at Lancaster, Pa.; m, Oc- 

tober 1, 1844, Cecilia M. Hager. 

2. Franklin, d. s. p. 

3. Catharine- Cox, d. s. p. 

4. Elizabeth-Elder, d. s. p. 

5. Thomas, resides at Lancaster, Pa. 

6. Levi, m. January 13, 1859, Elizabeth Carson, 

and had Mary-Elder, d.s. p.; Elizabeth- Elder, 
Susan-Carson, and Amos, d. s. p. 

Thomas Elder m., secondly, May 30, 1813, Elizabeth 
Shippen Jones, b. December 13, 1787, in Burlington, IST. J.; 
d. October 31, 1871, in Harrisburg, Pa.; dan. of Robert Stret- 
tell Jones and Ann Shippen {see note to Fisher record). Thej 
had issue : 

Hi. Ann-Shippen,'^. October 19, 1814 ; d. March 5, 1818. 
iv. Catharine- Jones, b. July 20, 1816; m. Samuel Bethel 
Boude, and they had issue (surname Boude), Elizabeth- 
Shippen, Helen-Mary, Thomas-Elder, d. s. p., Charles- 
Henry, and Samuel-Bethel. 
22. V. TTiomas, b. June 28, 1818; m. Margaretta Wilson. 

vi. John, b. May 27, 1820 ; d. April 27, 1867, near Atlanta, G-a. 
vii. Sarah- Wallace, b. January 13, 1822; d. December 19, 

via. Elizabeth- Shippen,]). October 6, 1824; d. December 19, 
^ 28. ix. James- Shippen, b. April 29, 1826; m. Mary Carpenter. 

Xiy. David Elder, ^ (John,^ Robert, i)b. May 7, 1769, 
in Paxtang; d. May 22, 1809 ; m. Jean Galbraith, b. 1772 ; 
d. January 13, 1842 ; dau. of Colonel Bertram Galbraith (see 
Galbraith record). They had issue : 

i. Mary, m., 1st, Doctor Henry B. Dorrance, d. October 1, 
1828, and bur. at Paxtang; m., 2d, Judge David Scott, 
of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

ii. Ann, d. unm. 

Hi. Elizabeth-Galbraith, b. March 17, 1806; m. Robert R. 
Elder, [see Elder record, xxxi.) 

iv. Bobert, b. 1808 ; m. Deitrick, and left issue. 

Xy. Samuel Elder, ^ (John,^ Robert, i)b. February 27, 
1772 ; d. September 26, 1815, in Harrisburg, Pa. He was 

162 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

educated at the schools of Joseph Hutchinson and Joseph 
Allen, and followed farming in his early years. He was a 
soldier in the expedition westward in 1794, and held a position 
in the military establishment of 1798. He filled the office of 
sheriff of Dauphin county from October 23, 1800, to October 
21, 1803, which, as in the case of his brother John, financially 
crippled him. Mr. Elder died at Harrisburg on the 26th of 
September, 1815, aged forty-three years. In paying brief 
tributes to his memory, the newspapers of the day speak in 
the warmest terms of his faithfulness as a public officer, his 
prominence as a citizen, and the upright character of his en- 
tire life, passing away in the vigor of his manhood. Mr. 
Elder m. March 7, 1793, Margaret Espy, b. 1772 ; d. Sep- 
tember 4, 1851 ; dau. of Josiah Espy and Anne Kirkpatrick, 
They had issue : 

24. i. Ann-Espy, b. 1794; m. Alexander M. Piper. 
. 25. a. John, b. 1796 ; m. Jane Henderson Richey. 

26. Hi. Mary-S., b. 1798; m., 1st, Adams Campbell; 2d, William 
iv. Josiah, b. 1801 ; d. October 30, 1844. 
^ 27. V. Sarah-McAllister, b. September 16, 1803 ; m. William H. 

XVI. Michael Elder, ^ (John,^ Robert, i) b. August 9, 
1773; d. September 25, 1850, at Columbia, Pa.; was twice 
married ; m. first, June 4, 1795, Nancy McKinney, of Middle- 
town. They had issue : 

i. Myra, m. Christian Haldeman. 

ii. Preston-Billings, b. February 6, 1810; d. January 6, 1840, 
in Columbia; m. in 1834, Henrietta E. Y. Claiborne; 
was cashier of the Columbia Bank and Bridge company, 
at the same time editor of the Spy; was a brilliant 
writer of prose and verse, a volume of which was pub- 
lished after his death. 

Michael Elder m., secondly, April 5, L827, Charlotte Gib- 
ERSON. They had issue : 
Hi. William, d. s. p. 

XVII. Robert Elder, ^ (David, ^ Robert, i) b. in 1751, in 
Paxtang township; d. October. 1837, in Deny township. West- 

Elder Family. 163 

moreland county, Penn'a. At the close of the War of the Rev- 
olution, Robert Elder accompanied his mother to Westmoreland 
county, where they settled. He had previously married Mary 
Whiteside, a daughter of Thomas Whiteside, an early Eng- 
lish settler in Lancaster county, most of whose descendants re- 
side in Ohio and Illinois. Mary Whiteside Elder d. in Feb- 
ruary, 1823. ' They had issue : 

28. i. Hannah^ h. 1779 \ m. James Richards, 

29. ii. Thomas, b. 1781 ; m. Mary McConnell. 

XYIII. James Elder, ^ (Robert, ^ Robert, ^ Robert, i) b. 
1763, in Dauphin county ; removed to Indiana county, Pa., in 
1786, where he d. April 13, 1813 ; m. December 25, 1792, 
Martha Robinson, daughter of Robert Robinson, b. 1772 ; d. 
May 27, 1812. They had issue: 

30. ^. Bobert R., b. October 8, 1793 ; m. Sarah Sherer. 

31. ii- David, b. August 22, 1795 ; m. Juliana Sherer. 

32. in. John, b. October 2, 1797 ; m. Elizabeth McKee. 

33. u'. PoZZi/^ b. October 2-'. 1799; m. Samuel Russell. 

^ 34. V. Joshua, b. January 18, 1802 ; m. Eleanor Sherer. 

35. vi. James, b. February 18, 1804; m. Margaret Barnett. 

36. vii. Rachel, b. December 18, 1806; m. Rev. Jesse Smith. 

37. via. Thomas, h. March 1, 1810; m. Elizabeth Coleman. 

XIX. David Elder, ^ (Robert, ^ Robert, ^ Robert, i)b. Octo- 
ber 28, 1764, in Maryland ; d. January 8, 1834, in Fontaine 
county, Ind. ; m. June 3, 1790, Ann Nesbit, b. December 27, 
1771, in Lancaster county. Pa. ; d. July 22, 1854, in Clark 
county, Ohio. They had issue : 

38. i. Robert, b. May 28, 1791 ; m. Elizabeth Sherer. 

ii. Sarah, b. May 23, 1793 ; d. July 16, 1835, in Ohio; m. in 

1816, Robert Johnson. 
Hi. Mary, b. April 21. 1795; d. August IS, 1796. 
iv. John-Nesbit, b. March 23, 1797 ; resided in Fontaine 

county, Ind., in 1850. 
V. Ann, b. March 18, 1799 ; m. in 1820, Abram Brewer, and 

had issue. 
vi. James, b. July 7, 1800 ; d. December 9, 1837 ; m. in 1830, 

Susan N'oble, and left issue. 
vii. Polly-Taylor, b. October 31, 1802; d. August 17, 1819. 
viii. Nancy, b. December 25, 1804; m. Robert Elder, son of 

Robert Elder and Ann Ingram. 

164 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ix. Joshua-David., b. February 18, 1807 ; d. October 30, 1836, 
in Pittsburgh, Pa.; in. in 1825. Eliza Murray, who d. at 
Lewisburg, Pa., and had issue : Glorvina, m. James C. 
MciJlure, of ISTorthumbei'land county, and Andrew. 
X. EHza-Moorhead, h.Fehvuary 7, 1809 \ m. Jacob Tice ; re- 
side in Fontaine county, Ind. 

xi. Martha-Bobinson, b. May 19, 1811 ; m. James A. White ; 
reside in Yermillion county, Ind. 

XX. EoBEET Eldek,^ (Robert, 3 Robert^, Robert^,) b. 1767 ; 
d. April 12. 1813, at Elder's Ridge, Pa. ; m. Mary Smith ; d. 
December, 1857. They had issue : 

39. i. Jfargaret, b. 1796; m. "William Ewing. 

a. Joshua, h. 1198; d. November 11, 1825, unm., at Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

40. m. PoZZy, b. 1800; m. John Laird. 

iv. Ann, b. 1802 ; d. 1816. 
V. John, b. 1804; d. 1823, unm. 
vi. Hannah, b. 1807 ; d. 1832, unm. 
■^ 41. vii. Eobert, b. December 23, 1809 ; m. Nancy Douglass. 

XXI. Annie Elder, ^ (Robert, ^ Robert, ^ Robert, i) d. in 
Indiana county, Pa. ; m, Archibald Marshall. They had 
issue (surname Marshall): 

i. Anne, m. .Tames Mowry. 

it. Polly, m. Alexander Templeton. 

XXII. Thomas Elder, ^ (Thomas, ^ Jolin,^ Robert, i) b. 
28, 1818, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. April 29, 1855, in A¥averly, 
Mo. ; m., May 7, 1850, Margaretta Wilson, daughter of 
Thomas Low Wilson and Julianna Margaretta Bender. They 
had issue : 

i. Thomas, b. February 21, 1851 ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa. 
ii. Wilson, b. January 13, 1853. 

XXIII. James-Shippen Elder, * (Thomas, ^ John,^ Rob- 
ert, ^ ) b. April 29, 1824, in Harrisburg, Pa.; enlisted in the 
Cameron Guards in the war with Mexico; appointed second 
lieutenant Eleventh infantry, July 24, 1847 ; disbanded August 
17, 1848 ; at the breaking out of the Rebellion, appointed cap- 
tain Eleventh infantry. May 14, 1861, remaining in the service 
until January 6, 1864. Captain Elder m. Mary Carpenter, 
daughter of Israel and Catharine Carpenter. They had issue: 

Elder Family. 165 

i. Bohert- James, b. November 14, 1850; m. Annie Nesbit, 
d. April 3, 1872, s. p., dau. of "William and Martha 

ii. Thomas, b. February 18, 1852 ; d. July 1, 1852. 

Hi. William- Smedley, b. July 25, 1854 ; resides in Wellington, 

iv. Jcslma, b. March 23, 1857 ; m. Emma-Jane Schroover, 
and they had James-Henry, Mary-Elizabeth, and John- 
V. Thomas-Brown, b. February 19, 1859 ; resides in Elderton, 

iv. John-James, b. March 4, 1861. 

vii. Charles- Mclntire, b. June 18, 1866. 

XXIY. Ann Espy Elder, ^ (Samuel, ^ John,^ Kobert,i) b. 
1794; resides in Carlisle, Pa.; m., in 1816, Alexander M. 
Piper, b. in 1786, in Bedford, Pa. ; d., 1868, in Carlisle, Pa. 
They had issue, all b. in Harrisburg, Pa. (surname Piper) : 

i. John, b. 1817 ; d. 1825. 

ii. Samuel, b. 1819 ; d. 1843 ; m., 1842, Lucinda Wall, of Phil- 
adelphia, and left one daughter. 

Hi. William, b. 1821 ; d. in infancy. 

iv. Margaret-Elder, h.l82S; m. May 1, 1845, Erkuries Beatty, 
b. May 6, 1817, in Columbia, Pa. ; d. 1880, in 

Carlisle, Pa. ; son of William Pitt Beatty, and grand- 
son of Rev. Charles Beatty, the first Presbyterian mis- 
sionary west of the Allegheny mountains ; Erkuries 
learned the profession of printing and commenced the 
publication of the Columbia Spy ; in 1843, removed to 
Carlisle, Pa., where, for a period of fourteen years, he 
conducted the Herald establishment; during the Re- 
bellion, he entered the volunteer service as second lieu- 
tenant in the Seventh regiment. Pennsylvania Reserves ; 
appointed ordnance officer of McCall's division, partici- 
pated in the seven days' battles on the Peninsula, in 
June, 1862, and was severely wounded at Kew Market 
X Roads ; he subsequently reentered the service, and 
mustered out with his regiment in June, 1864. Mr. and 
Mrs. Beatty had issue (surname Beatty) : 

1. William-Pitt, b. February 18, 1846. 

2. Alexander-Piper, b. January 12, 1848. 

3. Annie-Elder, b. August 14, 1849; d. July 8, 1852. 

4. PYmnie, b. October 13, 1852; d. in infancy. 

5. Helen- Ansley , b. December 15, 1853. 

6. George,''^. December 30, 1855; d. January 2, 1856. 

166 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. William-Kir kpatrick, b. 1825; living a quiet business life 
in Carlisle, Pa. 

vi. Alexander, b. 1828; graduated from West Point; com- 
missioned brevet second lieutenant, third artillery, July 
1, 1851 ; second lieutenant, December 12, 1851 ; first 
lieutenant, January 31, 1855 ; appointed captain of the 
Eighteenth infantry, May 14, 1861, but declined, and 
commissioned captain Third artillery same day; for 
gallant and meritorious service during the campaign in 
Northern Virginia, commissioned brevet major August 
30, 1862 ; appointed colonel Tenth New York artillery, 
January 7, 1863; for gallant and meritorious service in 
the seige of Petersburg, Ya., appointed brevet lieuten- 
ant colonel, June 15,1864; mustered out of volunteer 
service, July 6, 1865 ; commissioned major Fourth 
artillery, December 20, 1875, and subsequently lieutenant 
colonel of First artillery. Colonel Piper, m., in 1870, 
Adelaide Cozzens, of West Point, N. Y. 
I'M. James-Wilson, b. 1832; left civil life for the army upon 
the breaking out of the war for the Union, and con- 
tinued in the service until his death, October 30, 1876, 
in consequence of wounds received in front of Rich- 
mond ; m., in 1863, Sarah B. Ross, of Fort Hamilton, 
Long Island, and had Alexander and Vandyke. 
via. Annie, b. 1834 ; d. young. 

ix. Mary-Cam2Jbell,h. 1836; d. 1875; m. John J. White, of 
Loudoun county, Va.; had three sons and two daugh- 
ters, now living with their father at Atlanta, Ga. 

X. Annie-Elder b. September 23, 1842; m., May 19, 1863, 
Agib Ricketts, b. October 12, 1834, at Eohrsburg, Col- 
umbia county, Pa., son of Elijah Green Ricketts. Agib 
Ricketts, b. 1834, in Rohrsburg.Columbia county, 

Pa., son of Elijah Green Ricketts, an early settler in 
that county; was educated at Wyoming Seminary, 
taught school several years, afterwards graduating from 
Dickinson College, Carlisle : then entered the law office 
of William G. Hurley, at Bloomsburg, admitted to the 
Columbia county bar in 1856, and on January 6, 1857, 
was admitted to the bar of Luzerne county, where he 
has been in continual practice since. Mr. and Mrs. 
Ricketts had issue (surname Ricketts): 

1. Miriam, b. May 3, 1864. 

2. Alexander, b. October 29, 1866. 

3. John, b. November 18, 1870. 

4. Avnie-Piper, h. Marcli 30, 1873. 

5. Margaretta-Beatty, b. February 19, 1877. 

Elder Family. 167 

XXV. John Elder,* (Samuel, ^ John,^ Kobert/) b. Sep- 
tember 2, 1796, in Dauphin county. Pa. ; d. ]Srovember 3, 1857, 
in Sacramento city, California ; in 1833, removed to Indian- 
apolis, Ind., where he followed his profession of architect suc- 
cessfully, being for many years the prominent one of Indiana; 
■evidences of his talent remain in many public buildings 
tiiroughout the State ; notably the Hospital for the Insane, at 
Indianapolis ; in 1850, went to California, where he died of 
typhoid fever, at the age of sixty-one years ; m. March 2, 1820, 
near Harrisburg, Pa., by Eev. James R. Sharon, Jane Hen- 
derson RiTCHEY, b. May 20, 1800, in Dauphin county. Pa. ; 
she was a woman possessed of rai"e ease and grace of manner, 
and the honored center of her household ; only daughter of 
John and Margaret Pitch ey. John Eitchey was a prominent 
and wealthy member of the community in which he lived, 
honored and esteemed by all ; Margaret, his wife, a cultured, 
refined woman, of strong christian character, was devoted 
throughout her life to the promotion of the cause of Christ. 
John and Jane Henderson Elder had issue : 

i. John Bitchey^ b. December 7, 1820, hi Dauphin county, Pa.; 
at the time of liis birth, there were present in the house 
three grandmotliers, [Elder, Ritcliey, and Ritchey No. 
2,] and two great-grandfathers, [Espy and Ferguson,] 
showing he comes of a long-lived race; when he was 
thirteen years old, his parents removed to Indianapolis, 
where his boyhood was spent ; was educated at Dickin- 
son College, Carlisle, Pa., from whence he entered the 
publishing house of Robert Craighead, New York city ; 
ill 1848, returned to Indianapolis, and has since been 
identified with the public interests of that city ; in 1849 

' became editor and publisher of The Locomotive, a popular 
weekly paper, which he conducted until 1860, when, 
with John H. Harkness, purchased the Indianapolis 
Daily Sentinel, which they published until 1866; he was 
for some years president of the "Water Works Company, 
at the same time holding the honorable position of Pre- 
sident of the Board of City Schools ; later treasurer of 
the Indianapolis,Decatur and Springfield railroad. Since 
1882 has been engaged in the construction of the Missis- 
sippi, Terre au Bceuf and Lake railroad of Loiiisiana, 
running into New Orleans, and is president of the road, 
Mr. "Elder was twice married; m., first, December 19, 

168 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1848, at Indianapolis, Ind., by Kev. W. Myers, Julia Ann 
Olir, who d. April 9, 1853, and there was issue : 

1. Henry-David, b. December 31, 1850; d. March 6, 


2. JuUa-Ohr, b. March 31, 1853 ; d. October 21, 1854. 
Mr. Elder m., secondly, October 19, 1854, by Rev. C. P. 

Wing, Amelia Ann Line, dau. of Judge William Line, 
of Carlisle, Pa., and they had issue : 

3. William-Line, b. July 31, 1855. 

4. Mary-Jane, b. May 15, 1858. 

5. John-Henry, b. November 19, 1860 ; d. August 16, 


6. Edward-Clinton, b. August 15, 1863. 

a. Samuel-Piper, b. October 25, 1822, near Harrisburg, Pa. ; 

d. October 3, 1857, at Bradford, Iowa; for a number of 

. years was a dry goods merchant in Chicago, 111. ; m. in 

1850, in Rockford,Ill., Helen Holmes, d. 1882, in Nashua, 

Iowa ; they had issue : 

1. Jane-Henderson, h. February 24, 1853, in Rockford, 

111. ; m., at Bradford, Iowa, December 1, 1871, J. 
D. Knapp ; and had issue (surname Knapp) : 
Willis-Adelhert, b. September 1, 1872, at Nashua, 

2. Frances-Mary, b. August 11, 1855, in Monroe,Wis.; 

m., October 23, 1879, at Nashua, Iowa, to La 
Fayette Lamberson ; and had issue (surname 
Lamberson): Flora-Sarah, born November 17, 
1880, at West Union, Iowa. 
Hi. Margaretta, b. October 25, 1824, near Harrisburg, Pa. ; 

d. August 15, 1825. 
iv, Alexander-James, h. January 17, 1827, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; 
in 1833 removed with his parents to Indianapolis, and 
was educated at the University in that city ; he entered 
the printing office of John D. Defrees, where he learned 
his trade ; in 1849, went to California, wliere he re- 
mained for fifteen years, with the exception of two years 
spent in Chili, South America ; while in California he 
spent a number of years in the mines, and for four years 
was State Printer at Sacramento ; returned to the East, 
and engaged in the wholesale mercantile business in 
Chicago ; in 1872, removed to Boulder Valley, Montana, 
where he now resides, and occupies the position of Cir- 
cuit Judge, and is prominently connected with school 
interests of the territory; m., August 31, 1879, Rilla 
Preston ; no issue. 

Elder Family. 169 

David-Iiitchey, b. June 25, 1830, in Harrisburpj, Pa. ; d. 
March 19, 1850, of congestion of the brain, caused by 
over-exertion wljile preparing to enter the ministry. 

Adaline, b. March 16, 1834, in Indianapolis, Ind. ; m. 
March 29, 1854, at Rocliford, 111., by Rev. Mr. Goodwin, 
John Addison Bradshaw, who was born near Staunton, 
Ya., and removed with his parents to Indianapolis, 
where he has since resided ; no issue. 

Ann-Mary, b. July 10, 1836, at Indianapolis, Ind. ; m., N"o- 
vember 12, 1856, William Moore Guilford ; b. Novem- 
ber 26, 1832, in Lebanon, Pa., son of Simeon Guilford 
and Catharine E. Doll ; received a classical education at 
the Lebanon Academy, and at the age of sixteen com- 
menced the study of medicine with Professor Henry 
Childs, of Berkshire Medical College, Pittsfield, Mass. ; 
in 1849, attended a course of lectures in that institution, 
and also the lectures of the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of New York city ; then returned to Leb- 
anon, entered the office of Dr. John W. Gloninger as 
a student, subsequently attending two full courses of 
lectures in the Medical Department of the University 
of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in April, 
1852 ; the winter of 1852-3 he spent in the hospitals of 
Philadelphia, and in November of the latter year en- 
tered upon the practice of his profession at Lebanon, 
where he has continued to reside; for fifteen successive 
years was "appointed by the directors of the poor physi- 
cian to the county hospital, was one of the examining 
surgeons for the Ninety-third Regiment of Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers before it was mustered into service 
during the late war, second lieutenant of the Lebanon 
county cavalry company during the emergency in 1863, 
and subsequently examining pension surgeon for the 
Government ; was one of the directors of the Lebanon 
National Bank, one of the founders and directors of the 
Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, and a director of the 
Lebanon Manufacturing Company ; and their children 
living are (surname Guilford) : Jane-Bitchey, William- 
Moore, Paul, Adaline- Elder , and Arthur Bryant. 

Thomas- Josiah, b. November 25, 1838, at Indianapolis? 
Ind. ; was a Union soldier in the Rebellion ; shortly 
after the close of the war went to California, where he 
remained until his death, February 26, 1870, near Tuo- 
lumme City, Stanislaus county, in that State. 

Mar gar etta- Sarah, b. July 21, 1842, at Indianapolis, Ind. 

170 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XXYI. Mary S. Elder, ^ (Samuel, ^ Jolin,^ Robert, i) b. 
1798; d. April 17, 1882, at Carlisle, Pa. ; was twice married; 
m., first, April 19, 1827, at Harrisburg, Pa., by Rev. William 
R. DeWitt, Adams Campbell, d. January 25, 1840 ; buried in 
Donegal Churcli grave-yard, Lancaster county, Pa. ' They had 
issue (surname Campbell) : 

i. William-KirTcpatrich, h. March 17, 1828; m., 1874, Mrs. 
Eebecca Sordis, of Cumberland county, Pa.; no issue. 
ii. Samuel-Elder^ b. November 18, 1830: d. September 12, 

in. Margaret-Myra-Elde7-, p. January 15, 1833; m., May 31, 
1857, John W. Duvall, of Prince George county, Mary- 
land ; and tliey had issue (surname Duvall) : 

1. William-Benjamin, h. Msij 29^1859.'^ 

2. Anna-Mary. b. February 6, 1861. 

3. Martha-Bebecca, b. November 12, 1862. 

4. Margaret-Elder, b. January 21, 1867. 

iv. Anna-Martha, b. October 15, 1835 ; m., December 16, 1858, 

Samuel Coyle, d. August 23, 1879 ; no issue. 
V. Sarah-Jane, b. August 19, 1838; d. March 22, 1841. 

Mary S. Campbell, m., secondly, July 10, 1815, at Carlisle, 
Pa., by Rev. T. Y. Moore, William R. Line; no issue. 

XXVII. Sarah McAllister Elder, ^ (Samuel,-'' John,^ 
Robert,"^) b. September 16, 1803 ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa.; 
■ m., April 13, 1824, by Rev. William R. DeWitt, D. D., Wil- 
liam H. Doll; b. 1796, in Harrisburg; d. August 16, 1852, in 
Harrisburg, Pa.; son of Joseph Doll, silversmith. They had 
issue, besides three children died in infancy, (surname Doll): 

i. Smiiuel-Elder , b. 1828; d. 1853, in Callao, Peru. 
ii. Ann-Espy, b. 1830 ; died 1847. 

Hi. Esther-Mary, b. 1832; m., 1862, James Martin Bradshaw, 
of Indianapolis, Ind.; was captain and acting quarter- 
master in the Rebellion ; they had issue (surnamed Brad- 

1. Charles-Bailey, b. January 28, 1864; d. December 

12, 1866. 

2. John-Edward, b. December 2, 1869. 

iv. Catharine-Elizabeth, b. 1884; m., first, in 1858, John 
Whitehill Reily, d. 1860; eldest son of Dr. Luther 
Reily ; and they had issue (surname Reily) Bebecca- 
Elizabeth and J ohn- Whitehill ; m., secondly, Dr. Wil- 
liam Hall Harris, and had issue (surname Harris) ■ 
Sarah Esther. 

Elder Family. 171 

Emma-Harriet, b, 1836 ; m. in 1856, Charles Lukens Bailey, 
b. Mai'ch 9, 1821, in Chester county, Pa. ; son of Joseph 
Bailey and Martha Lukens. He obtained his early edu- 
cation at the Westtown school, Chester county. In 1838, 
he began to clerk for his father at Coatesville, where he 
became thorouglily conversant with the details of the 
iron business carried on at that place. He removed with 
his parents to Berks county, where he continued his 
clerkship for five years, and from 1849 to 1852 was a 
partner with his father in the Pine Iron Works. In 
August of the latter year, Mr. Bailey removed to Har- 
risburg, Pa., and founded the old Central Iron Works. 
Here he continued business until 1859, when he became 
interested in the nail-works at Fairview, Cumberland 
county, rebuilt the works, and carried them on success- 
fully until 1866, when he retired from the firm, and in 
connection with his brother, Dr. George Bailey, founded 
and erected the Chesapeake Nail-Works in Harrisburg, 
now carried on under the firm name of Charles L. Bailey 
& Co. In 1869, Mr. Bailey removed to Pottstown, and 
until 1875 was the treasurer and general manager of the 
Pottstown Iron Company, manufacturing nails, boiler- 
plate, and pig-iron. Closing out his interests there, he 
returned to Harrisburg, and in 1877-78 erected the Cen- 
tral Iron-Works contiguous to the Chesapeake Nail- 
Works, of which he is president. He is one of the di- 
rectors of the Harrisburg National Bank, and in 1880 
was appointed by Governor Hoyt a trustee of the Penn- 
sylvania Insane Asylum. He was elected a member of 
the select council of the city of Harrisburg in 1877, was 
a member of the State Legislature in 1879, and in 1881 
was again elected a member of the select council of the 
city. Emma H. Doll and Charles L. Bailey had issue 
(surname Bailey) : 

1. Joseph; d. s. p. 

2. William-Elder ; a graduate of Yale, class 1882. 

3. Edward; a graduate'of Yale Scientific Course, 


4. Uharles-Lukens. 

5. Morris-Patterson ; d. s. p. 

6. James-Bradshaiv. 

7. Emma-Doll. 

8. Henry-Bent ; d. s. p. 

Henry-Clay, b. 1838; m., 1874, in Salt Lake City, Utah, 
Catharine Geisey, of Lancaster, O., and had Howard, 
Gilbert, Henry, and Ether; reside in Denver, Col. 

172 Pennsylvania Oenealoqies. 

vii. Sarah-Elder, b. 1844 ; m., 1869, Gilbert Martin McCauley, 
of Ashland, O. ; served during the late war in the quar- 
termaster's department of tlie army, is now engaged in 
the iron manufacture in Barrisburg, Fa. 

XXVITI. Hannah Elder, * (Robert, ^ David, ^ Robert, i) 
b. in 1779, in Lancaster county; d. in September, 1855, in 
Indiana county, Pa. ; m., in 1809, James Richards, who died 
in April, 1833, in Indiana county. Pa. Mr. Richards, in con- 
junction with his brother Alexander, introduced the first 
machine for carding wool in Western Pennsylvania. They 
established a small factory opposite Saltsburg, on the Kiski- 
minetas, which, owing to the discovery of salt wells in the 
neighborhood, they sold about 1815, and erected works for the 
manufacture of salt on Crooked creek, in Armstrong county. 
Hannah Elder and James Richards had issue (surname Rich- 
ards) : 

i. Mary, m. James Smith, of Erie county. 
a. Martha, d. unm. 

in. Eliza, m. Samuel Holmes; they were cousins-germaine, 
being grandchildren of Thomas Whiteside ; she is a 
widow, and resides at Livermore, Westmoreland county, 
iv. James, d. in Erie county in 1880, leaving a large family. 
V. Robert, d. in 1857 ; his widow resides in Saltsburg, Pa. 
vi. Lucinda, m. Thomas Richards, a distant relative ; she, 
now a widow, resides at Shippensburg, Pa. 

XXIX. Thomas Elder, ^ (Robert, ^ David, ^ Robert, i ) b. in 
1781, in Lancaster county ; m. Mary McConnell. They 
had issue : 

i. Eliza, m. John Cannon, and had a son, Calvin, and three 

a. Thomas, m., and resides in Armstrong county, Pa. 
Hi. John; who resides in the old homestead. 

XXX. Robert RoBiNsoisr Elder, ^ (James, ^ Robert, ^ Rob- 
ert, ^ Robert,!) b. October 8, 1793; died April 5, 1858, near 
Harrisburg, Pa. ; was twice married; m., first, Sarah Sherer, 
b. 1798, d. November 25, 1836. They had issue : 

i. James, b. August 18, 1826 ; d. January 12, 1877, in Harris- 
burg, Pa. ; m. March 2, 1854, Rebecca Orth Whitehill, 
dau. of John Whitehill, and they had Catharine-Orth, 
Bohert-R., Martha-K., Edward, and Ida. 

Elder Family. 173 

a. Robert, b. May 2, 1830 ; d. March 8, 1861. 
in. Martha., m. Samuel Hemphill Wallace, and had Samuel. 
iv. Sarah, m. John Montgomery Forster {see Forster record). 

Eobert R Elder m., second, May, 1840, Elizabeth Galbraith 
Elder, b. March 17, 1806 ; d. February 16, 1862. They had 

V. Scott; m. and resides in California. 
vi. Thomas; m. Tacy Jewett ; resides in Dayton, Ohio. 

XXXI. David Elder, ^ (James, * Robert, ^ Robert, ^ Rob- 
ert, i) b. August 22, 1795, in Maryland; d. April 5, 1879, at 
Elder's Ridge: m. Julianna Sherer. They had issue: 

^' 42. i. Bev. James- Sherer ; m. JS'ancy Barnett. 
n. Sarah-E.; m. S. J. Craighead. 

XXXII. John Elder, ^ (James, * Robert, ^ Robert, ^ Rob- 
ert,!) b. October 2, 1797; d. at Elder's Ridge, April 4, 1870; 
m. Elizabeth McKee, and had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, m. Robert Bills. 
a. Martha- J., d. ; Alexander Thompson. 
Hi. Bev. Thomas-B., d. ; m. Maria J. Elder. 
iv. Caroline. 
V. J. McKee, d. unm. 

XXXIII. Polly Elder, ^ (James, ^ Robert, ^ Robert, ^ Rob- 
ert, '')b. October 22, 1799; resides at Clarksburg, Pa.; m. 
Samuel Russell, of Westmoreland county, and had issue : 

i. William, d. s. p. 
ii. Bachel, d. s. p. 
Hi. Dorcas, m. 
iv. Martha, resides at Clarksburg, Pa. 

V. Polly, d. unm. 
vi. Samuel, d. s. p. 

XXXIV. Joshua Elder, s (James, * Robert, ^ Robert, ^ 
Robert,!) b. January 13, 1802 ; d. August 25, 1883 ; was thrice 
married; m., first, March 12, 1849, Eleanor Sherer, b. 1802 ; 
d. April 2, 1837. They had issue : 

i. Joshua-Beed. 

ii. David-Bobison, m., February 18, 1858, Mary E. Cowden; 
and had issue : 

1. Joshua- Wallace, b. February 25, 1861. 

2. William- Cowden, b. April 20, 1864. 

3. Eleanor- Sherer, b. December 21, 1870. 

174 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in. John., m., October 29, 1863, Mary J. Eutherford; and had 
issue : 

1. Herbert, h. October 14, 1864. 

2. Charles, b. August 2, 1866. 

3. John-Park, b. January 1, 1872; d. s. p. 

4. Eliza-Butherford, b. February 5, 1874 ; d. s. p. 

5. Jannet-tSherer, b. August 20, 1875. 

Mr. Elder m., secondly, January 1, 1839, Mary C. Gill- 
MOR, d. February 26, 1844, Tliey had issue : 

iv. Mizabeth-M., m. William Kerr Cowden. (See Cowden 

Mr. Elder m., thirdly, December 4, 1845, Nancy Brown. 
They had issue : 

V. Margaret, m. John Quincy Adams Rutherford. 
vi. Matthew-Brown. 

vii. Eleanor - Sher er , m. Francis W. Rutherford. 
via. Matilda. 
ix. Mary A., d. s. p. 

XXXY. James Elder, ^ (James, ^ Robert, ^ Robert, ^ Rob- 
ert, i)b. February 18, 1804; d. February 5, 1877, at Elder's 
Ridge; m. Margaret Barnett, daughter of Thomas Barnett. 
They had issue : 

43. i. Martha-Robinson, m. Rev. J. M. Barnett. 
a. Thomas-Bar nett, m. Mary Barnett. 

XXXVI. Rachel Elder, ^ (James, ^ Robert,-^ Robert, ^ Rob- 
ert, i) b. December 18, 1806; d. Februarj^, 1840, in Jefferson 
county. Pa., m. April, 1829, Rev. Jesse Smith. They had 
issue (surname Smith): 

i. Sybil-M., d. unm. 

XXXVII. Thomas Elder, ^ (James,* Robert, » Robert, ^ 
Robert, 1) b. May 1, 1810 ; resides at Elder's Ridge ; was thrice 
married; m., first, Elizabeth Coleman. They had issue: 

i. Sarah, m. ; resides at Blairsville, Pa. 
ii. Robert, d. s. p. 

Thomas Elder m., secondly, Jane Cook, They had issue : 

iii. Maggie, m. Rev, Moorhead. 
Thomas Elder m., thirdly, Martha Caldwell. 

Elder Family. 175 

XXXVIII. Robert Elder, s (David,^ Robert,^ Robert,^ 
Robert,!) b. Maj 29, 1791 ; d. October 19, 1827; m. March 2, 
1820, Elizabeth Sherer, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Sherer, b. 1795; d. February 26, 1860; both mterred in Pax- 
tang churchyard. They had issue : 

i. Annie., m. John Ferguson, of Lawrence county, Pa. 

a. Joshua-Nesbit, d. January 7, 1874, at Helena, Ark.; was 
twice married ; first, Sophia Patton ; second, Sarah 
Summers ; no issue. 

in. Samuel Sherer, entered the United States army in 1853, 
as a private ; appointed second lieutenant First artil- 
lery, March 23, 1861 ; promoted first lieutenant May 
14, 1861 ; brevet captain, September 17, 1862 ; captain 
First artillery, August 1, 1863 ; brevet major, February 
20, 1864, and brevet lieutenant colonel, May 15, 1864 ; 
m. Elizabeth Garland, of Henderson, Ky. 

iv. Elizabeth^., m. Rev. Mr. March. 

XXXIX. Margaret Elder, ^ (Robert,^ Robert, ^ Robert, ^ 
Robert,!) b. 179(3. ± j^ne 7, 1837; m. in 1820, William 
EwiNG-, of Indiana county ; d. August 31, ISM. They had 
issue (surname Ewing) : 

i. John, 
ii. Joshua. 
Hi. Bobert. 
iv. Bev. James- A. 
V. William. 

XL. Polly Elder, ^ (Robert,^ Robert, ^ Robert, 2 Robert, i) 
b. 1800 ; m. John Laird. They had issue (surname Laird) : 

i. Zacharia. 

ii. Maria. 
Hi. Judith. 
iv. Margaret. 
V. Bobert-Elder . 

XLL Robert Elder, s (Robert, * Robert, ^^ Robert, 2 Rob- 
ert, i) b. December 23, 1809; resides in the old homestead at 
Elder's Ridge, Indiana county. Pa.; m., March 20, 1834, Nancy 
Douglass. They had issue : 

i. Maria-J., m. Rev. Thomas R. Elder. 

ii. John-Douglass, killed in the Army in Tennessee. 

176 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

in. Bobert-T., m. and resides on part of old homestead. 
iv. Cordelia, m. and had issue. 
V. Julia-M., m. and had issue. 
vi. Lydia-A., m. 
vii. Josephine, m. 
via. Agnes-V. 
ix. Lizzie- E., m. 

XLII. James Sherer Elder,*' (David, ^ James, ^ Robert, ^ 
Robert, 2 Robert, i) m. December 22, 1858, Na1s"CY Barnett, 
daughter of John Barnett and Nancy Morrison,- of Westmore- 
land county, Pa., {see Barnett record.) They had issue : 

i. John-Barnett. 
ii. James-M. 
Hi. David-Judson, d. s. p. 

XLIII. Thomas Barnett Elder,*' (James, ^ James, * Rob- 
ert, ^ Robert, 2 Robert, i ) m. December 22, 1858, Mary Bar- 
nett, daughter of John Barnett and Nancy Morrison. They 
had issue, all residing at Elder's Ridge : 

i. Nettie. 
ii. Wilson-B. 
Hi. Margaret. 
iv. May. 

V. John. 

Espy Family. 177 


1. George Espy,^ son of Josiah Espy,i d. in March, 1761, 
in Deny township, Lancaster county. Pa., where he was a set- 
tler as early as 1729, an emigrant from the north of Ireland. 
He m. in Ireland, Jean" Taylor. They had issue : 

i. John, b. 1716 ; m. and had a daughter Jean. • 

2. a. Josiah, b. 1718; m. Elizabeth [Grain.] 

Hi. William, b. 1720; d. in August, 1761, leaving his estate, 
which was considerable, to his brothers and sisters. 

3. iv. Marii, b. 1722; m. John Woods. 

V. Jean, b. 1725. 

vi. Elizabeth, (twin,) b. 1725 ; m. James Forster, [see Forster re- 

4. vii. James, b. 1727 ; m. and left issue. 

5. via. David, b. 1730 ; m. Jane Woods. 

ix. George, b. 1732; ra. and had, among others, Thomas, who 
d. in 1808, leaving a wife, Anna, and children, A-YilliamL,- 

James, Robert, Margaret, m. Wilson, and Rachel, 

m. Bell. 

X. Anne, h. 1736; m. William Crain, (see Grain record.) 

II. Josiah Espy,^ (George,^ Josiah,^) h. 1718, in the north 
of Ireland ; d. 1762, in Hanover township, Lancaster county, 
Pa. , leaving a wife, Elizabeth [Grain,] and issue as follows ; 
it may be possible that Josiali Espy was twice married — his 
first wife's name being Priscilla : 

6. i. Josiah, b. March 10, 1742; m. Anne Kirkpatrick. 
a. Susanna, b. 1743 ; m. John Patton. 

7. Hi. Mary, b. 1745; m. James McClure. 

iv. Martha, h. 1747 ; m. Captain Lazarus Stewart. 

8. V. George, b. 1749 ; m. Mary Stewart. 
vi. John, b. 1751; d. s. p. 

vii. Priscilla, b. 1753. 
via. Robert, b. 1755. 
ix. Samuel, b. 1757. 

178 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Espy subsequently marned Robert Ewing, 
who d. in 1787, s. p. 

III. Mary Espy,^ (George, ^ Josiah,i) ^^ 1722, in thenortii 
of Ireland ; m. John Woods. * The latter died in Hanover, 
then Lancaster county, Pa., in December, 1769, leaving issue 
(surname Woods:) 

i. George, b. 1740. 

a. Anclre'io, b. 1742. 

m. John, b. 1745. 

if. Willimn, b. 1747. 

V. Scwiuel. b. 1749. 

vi. Martha, (twin,) b. 1749. / 

vii. Sarah, b. 1751 ; m. William Clark, v 
via. Anna, b. 1753; m. .James Montgomery. 
ix. Margaret, b. 1755. 
X. Jennett, b. 1758. 
xi. Marii, (twin,) b. 1758. 
xii. Elizabeth, b. 1760. 

lY. James Espy,^ (George,^ Josiah,i) b. about 1727, in the 
north of Ireland ; was a small child when, his parents emigrated 
to America and settled on the Swatara ; about 1760, accom- 
panied his brother David to what is now Bedford county, and 
shortly after to Westmoreland county, Penna ; subsequently 
emigrating to Kentucky, where he lived and died. He had 
twelve children — the names of a portion we glean from Josiah 
Espy's " Tour in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Territory, in 

i. George ; remained in Pennsylvania. 

ii. Thomas; in 1805, resided on the Little Miami, seventeen 
miles above Columbia, O., having a wife and children as 
follows: Mary, m. John Kibby, Anna, Josiah, Williamy 
Betsy, Nancy, Sally, Thomas, a.nd James. 

* John Woods was the second son of Andrew and Sarah Woods, of 
Hanover. Andrew Woods died in August, 1756, and left issue (sur- 
name Woods) : 

i. Andrew, d. 1761, leaving a wife Jean, [see Ferguson record.) 

ii. John, m. Mary Espy. 

Hi. Margaret. / 

iv. Jennett, m. Jolm Calhoun. ^ 

V. Agnes, m. Neal McAllister. 

vi. /Sara/i, m. Andrew Cochran. 

vii. Martha, m. James McClenaghan. 

Espy Family. 179 

9. m. Josiali, b. 1771 ; m. Maria Moore Murdock. 

iv. David ; resided a short distance from liis brother Thomas ; 
m. Dorcas Keene, and had Mary m. John Westcott, Eliza 
m. Rev. David Powell, James and Eunice. 
V. Hugh ; resided " at Springville, a little town in Clarke's 
grant, in the Indiana territory." 

vi. Martha ; resided on the Little Miami, about forty-five miles 
from its mouth ; m. James Mitchell, and had Margaret.^ 
David., Eliza, Anna, Maria, and James-Espy. 

vii. Anna ; resided at Mount Sterling, Kentucky ; m. Joseph 
Simpson, and had Eliza, Jane, Maria, Martha-Mitchell, 
and James- Wilkinson. 
via. James, b. May 9, 1786, in ^Westmoreland county. Pa. His 
fatlier removed to the State of Kentucky when James 
was in his fourth year. His thirst for knowledge 
was from his childhood insatiable, and his means being- 
limited, he began, while yet in his teens, teaching, 
during a portion of each year, to pay for the instruc- 
tion received in the Transylvania University, Lexing- 
ton, where lie graduated at the age of twenty-one. 
The following year he was invited to Cumberland, 
Maryland, to take charge of a classical academy at 
that place, then newly endowed by the Legislature. 
His zeal for instructing the young vv^as such that he 
soon made it a well-known institution, to which students 
came from every part of the country. In the mean time 
he studied law, went to Bedford, Pa., and was admitted 
to tlie bar there, subsequently going to Xenia, Ohio, 
whither his father had previously removed, where he 
practiced law four years. His profession did not seem 
to accord with the literary and scientific tendencies of 
his mind, and he accepted, in 1817, a call to the classical 
department of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, anu 
that city became his home for twenty years. During 
this period he published several pamphlets reviewing and 
rejecting the theories of storms and currents which pre- 
vailed, and these attracted the notice of the scientists 
of America. Professor Espy, having formed his own 
theory, brought it practically to the test of many storms. 
In 1841 he published his great work, " The Philosophy of 
Storms." Prior to its publication in this form, the new- 
theory had caused a sensation in the principal cities of 
England and France, and Professor Espy was invited to 
visit Europe and compare his results witli those which 
had been reached by Eedfield, Forbes, Pouillet,rournet, 
and others. He accordingly visited Europe, and in Sep- 

180 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

tember, 1840, the British Association appointed a day to 
entertain the professor's statement, which was made in 
the presence of Professor Forbes, Mr. Redfleld, Sir John 
Herscliel, Sir David Brewster, and other eminent natu- 
ralists. The discussion wliich followed was one of the 
most interesting ever reported in the journals of the as- 
sociation. In the Academy of Sciences at Paris the in- 
terest was equally great, and a committee, consisting of 
Arago and Pouillet, was appointed to report upon Espy's 
observations and theory. They were satisfied of the im- 
portance of the theory at once, and so reported. It was 
in the debate which took place in the Academy at this 
time that Arago said, " France has its Cuvier, England 
its Newton, America its Espy." On his return from 
this satisfactory visit, Professor Espy was appointed cor- 
responding member of the Smithsonian Institute. In 
1843 he was employed by the War Department, in the 
Washington Observatory, to prosecute his investiga- 
tions and collate the reports from the different observers 
throughout the country. Several quarto volumes of this 
matter were published by the department. The remain- 
der of his life was spent at the National capital, although 
his vacation days were enjoyed at Harrisburg, amid the 
society of endeared friends. On the 17th of January, 
1860, while on a visit to Cincinnati, Professor Espy was 
stricken with paralysis, from which he died on the 24th 
of the same month. His remains rest in the Espy burial 
lot in the Harrisburg Cemetery. He married, at the age 
of thirty-seven, Margaret Pollard, of Cumberland, 
Maryland, born September 28, 1795, whose maiden name, 
for some fancied reason, he assumed, and was ever after- 
ward known as James Pollard Espy. She died May 30, 
1850, and is buried by the side of her husband at Harris- 
burg, Pennsylvania. They left no issue. 

Y. David Espy,^ (Greorge,^ Josiali,i) b. about 1730, in 
Derry townsliip, Lancaster county, Pa. ; d. June 13, 1795, in 
Bedford, Penna. Studied law, and, early in life, removed to 
the county of Bedford, where he became quite prominent in 
public affairs. At the outset of the Revolution he entered 
heartily into the contest; was a deputy to the Provincial Con- 
ference held at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, June 18, 1775 ; 
member of the Council of Safety, July 23, 1776, serving until 
March, 1777, and also colonel of battalion of associators ; was 
appointed prothonotary of the county of Bedford, December 

Espy Family. 181 

18, 1778 ; one of the justices of that county, December 18, 
1778 ; and, under the Constitution of 1789-90, prothonotarj^ 
register, etc., from December 23, 1790, to June 13, 1795, the 
date of his death. He filled other positions of honor and use- 
fulness — was one of the original trustees of Dickinson College, 
and a member of the General Assembly of the State. The 
provincial records contain numerous references to him and his 
actions. Colonel Espy married Jane Woods of Bedford, b. 
1735 ; d. 1813 ; sister of Ceorge Woods, a man of mark in that 
section during and subsequent to the Revolution. They had 
issue : 

i. Captain-David., d. unm. in Bedford. 
ii. Mary., b. 1779; d. 1815; m. 1807, Dr. John Anderson, of 

Bedford, and left issue — (see Lyon record.) 
Hi. George, b. 1781 ; d. 1855. 

YI. JosiAH Espy, 4 (Josiah,^ George, ^ Josiah,i) b. March 10, 
1742 ; d. July 22, 1813 ; m. July 8, 1769, by Rev. John Roan, 
Anne Kikkpatrick, b. January 11, 1750; d. May 31, 1842 ; 
daughter of William and Margaret Kirkpatrick ;* both buried 
in Paxtang church grave-yard. They had issue : 

i. Margaret, b. ISTovember 8, 1771 ; d. September 4, 1851; m. 
Samuel Elder, (see Elder record.) 

10. ii. Priscilla., (twin,) b. Novembers, 1771 ; m. Robert McClure. 
Hi. Josiali, b. 1774 ; d. April 13, 1811, in Bloom township, North- 
umberland county, Penna. 

11. iv. WilUayn, b. June 2, 1776 ; m. Susanna Gray. 

12. V. James Snodgrass, b. July 18, 1788 ; m. 1st, Mary Huling ; 2d, 

Mary H. Pollard. 
vi. John Elder, b. October 12, 1790; d. April 26, 1831 ; unm. ; 
was a physician of ability — studied with Dr. Whiteside, 
subsequently entering into partnership with him in the 
practice of his profession at Harrisburg, Pa. 

13. vii. David, b. June 11, 1792; m. "Rebecca Allen. 

* William KiRKrATRiCK, of Paxtang, died in September, 1760, 
leaving a wife, Margaret, and children as follows : 
i. John, m. Jane, daughter of John Wilkins. 
ii. William, was a merchant in Lancaster, and died there. 
Hi. Anne, m. Josiah Espy. 

iv. Sarah, h. March 27,1754; d. February 25,1826; m. Cap- 
tain Samuel Kearsley, of the Revolution. 
Margaret Kirkpatrick, b. 1726 ; d. November 3, 1802, and is buried 
in Paxtang church grave-yard. 

182 Pennsylvania Oenealogles. 

VII. Mary Espy,^^ (Josiah,^ George, 2 Josiah,i)b. 1745, in 
Hanover township, then in Lancaster county. Pa., d. 1818, in 
what is now Columbia county, Pa. ; m. James McClure, b. 
1733, in Paxtang township, then in Lancaster county, Pa. ; d. 
November 14, 1805, at McClure's Fort, now Columbia county. 
Pa. He removed in 1769 to the " Wyoming settlement," and 
settled upon the west bank of the North Branch of the Susque- 
hanna river, about one mile above the mouth of Fishing creek, 
where he built a log house, surrounded by a stockade, which was 
known as McClare's Fort. He was a member of the Committee 
of Safety during the Revolution, and a man of prominence 
during that illustrious era. Of his children we have little 
knowledge. One of his daughters became the wife of the some- 
what famous Major Moses Van Campen. A son, James Mc- 
Clure, who died upon the old homestead on October 4, 1850, 
was the youngest child, and the first one of white parents born 
in that section of Pennsylvania. 

VIIL George Espy, * (Josiah,^ George, ^ Josiah,i) b. 1749, 
in Hanover township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county, Pa., d. 
April, 1814, in Luzerne county, Pa. His father in March, 
1775, conveyed to him a tract of land granted him by the Pro- 
prietaries in then Northumberland county. Pa., to which here- 
moved the same j^ear. The tract of land was situated not far 
from the present borough of Nanticoke, upon which he built 
a log house. He was commissioned May 31, 1800, a justice of 
the peace for the district consisting of the townships of Hanover 
and Wilkes-Barre, which office he held at the time of his death ; 
was a mason by trade, and built by contract the old stone jail 
which was situated on East Market street, AVilkes-Barre. George 
Espy married Mary Stewart, who died about the year 1820, 
daughter of John Stewart. They had issue, among others : 

^. Ann^ b. April 5, 1777; m. Ambrose Tilly; d. in Hanover, 
Luzerne county, s. p. 
14. n. John, b. July 26, 1779 ; m. Lovina Inman. 

m. Mary, [Polly,'] b. November 29, 1781 ; m. Thomas Bennett ; 
resided in Nanticoke, and botli died there and had issue 
(surname Bennett) : 

1. Allen. 

2. Samuel, d. s. p. 

Espy Family. • 183 

3. Mary-Ann, m. in 1829, Alden I. Bennett, third 
son of Isaac Bennett ; studied medicine with 
Gains Halsey, M. D., and located at Nanticoke, 
Pa., in 1825, being the first physician of that 
borough ; in 1831 removed to Bolivar, Ohio ; 
was a member of the constitutional conven- 
tion of that State in 1851; in 1S53 located at 
Beloit, Wisconsin ; was a State Senator, and 
d. therein 1862. Twoof liis sons, T/iomas and 
PJiineas, served 'during the late civil war as 
lieutenants of Wisconsin regiments ; subse- 
quently Thomas Bennett became chief clerk, 
and then Quartermaster under General Sher- 
man, of the military division of Mississippi; 
he married Jennie Ewing, daughter of Hon. 
James Ewing, of Ohio. 
in. George, b. Dec. 19, 1784; after his father's death, received 

his portion of the estate, went to the then far West, and 

was never heard of. 

XI. JosiAH Espy, 4 (James, ^ G-eorge,^ Josiah,i) b. about 
1771, Bedford, Pa; d. in 1847, in Columbus, Ohio. When his 
father removed to Keutucky, Josiah remained with his uncle, 
David, who was, at the time, prothonotary of Bedford county, 
which gave him some social and educational advantages he 
would not otherwise have had. In 1791, he received an ap- 
pointment as clerk in the War Department at Philadelphia, 
where he remained several years, returning to Bedford and 
took a prominent part in politics, and was elected to the State 
Legislature. In 1805, he visited Ohio, of which tour he pre- 
served a brief journal, which has been published in the "Ohio 
Valley Historical Series." Later in life he located permanent- 
ly in Columbus, Ohio ; in 1826 was elected cashier of the Frank- 
lin Bank at that place, and continued to fill that position until 
the final winding up of the bank, upon the expiration of its 
charter in 1813. Mr. Espy married, in 1812, Maeia Moore 
MuRDOCK , daughter of Judge Murdock, of Cumberland, Mary- 
land. At the date of his marriage he adopted the family name 
of his wife, and ever after signed his name Josiah M. Espy. 
They had ten children, five of whom died in youth ; those liv- 
ing are : 

i. Henry-P. ; m. ; a banker, resides in Urbana, O. 

184 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

a. Lavinia-M. ; resides in Columbus, O. ; m., in 1839, James T. 
Morehead, b. May 24, 1797, near Shepherdsville, Bullitt 
county, Kentucky. Was educated at Transylvania Uni- 
versity, and studied law under Judge H. P. Brodnax, of 
the circuit court of Kentucky, and Hon. John J. Critten- 
den. In the spring of 1816, he began the practice of law at 
Bowling Green, and was elected to the State Legislature in 
1828, serving until 1830. In 1832, he was elected Lieuten- 
ant Governor of Kentucky, and, in 1834, upon the death 
of Governor Breathitt, succeeded that gentleman in the 
executive oflice. He served another term in the Legisla- 
ture, and, in 1841, was elected to the United States Sen- 
ate for the full term of six years. Upon his retirement 
from that body, he located at Covington, where he died. 

in. James; m. ; a banker, resides in Cincinnati, O. 

iv. Isabel, m. Dr. Francis Carter, Dean of Starling Medical 

College, Columbus, O. 
V. Ellen-Graham ; m. first, Col. James C. McCoy, chief of staff 
to General Sherman ; second, Judge T. W. Bartley, of 
Washington, D. C. 

X. pRisciLLA Espy, 5 (Josiah,^ Josiah,^ George, ^ Josiahj'i) 
b. December 8, 1771, in Paxtang ; d. September 29, 1845 ; m. 
Egbert McClure, b. December 18, 1763 ; d. July 21, 1889, 
in Paxtang ; son of William McClure and Margaret Wriglit ; 
both buried in old Paxtang church grave-yard. They had 
issue (surname McClure) : 

i. William, b. February 1, 1795 ; d. August 16, 1852 ; m. and 

left issue. 
a. Ann, b, 1797. 

Hi. Bohert-Wriyht, b. 1800; d. September 26, 1865. 
iv. Priscilla-Jane. 
V. Josiah-Espy : removed to Franklin county Pa. ; m. and left 

vi. Margaret. 
vii. Behecca, m. May 27, 1834, Matthew Brown. 

XL William Espy, 5 (Josiah,* Josiah,^ George, ^ Josiah,i) b. 
June 2, 1776 ; d. July 28, 1850, in Harrisburg. Pa. ; m. June 2, 
1807, by Rev. James R. Sharon, Susanna Gray, b. June 18, 
1782 ; d. July 10, 1854 ; daughter of Joseph Gray and Elizabeth 
Forster; both buried in Paxtang church grave-yard. They 
had issue : 

Es2^y Family. 185 

i. Elizaheth-Gray , resides at Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. December 
29, 1859, Samuel W. Sharp of Cumberland county, Pa. ; 
b. March 27, 1822 ; d. December 6, 1877, s. p. 
n. Josiali, m. Mary McKeehan daughter of Samuel McKeehan ;. 
reside in Harrisburg, Pa. ; and had issue : 

1. William, b. April 19, 1844 ; d. September 10, 1852. 

2. Samuel- McKeehan, b. April 14, 1847 ; d. Decem- 

ber 19, 1849. 

3. James-G., b. September 12, 1849; d. September 

22, 1852. 

4. Susanna, b. November 1, 1852 ; m. Harry D. Boas,. 

(see JBoas record.) 

5. Helen, b. July 21,1857. 

Hi. Ann, b. August 3,1812; m. Abner Rutherford, [see Ttuther- 
ford record.) 

XII. James Sjstodgrass Espy,^ (Josiah,^ Josiah,^ George,^ 
Josiah,!) b. July 18, 1788; d. September 21, 1872, in Harris- 
burg, Pa. ; was a merchant, and a prominent citizen ; m. first, 
March 30, 1817, at Isle Benvenue, Mary Huling-, daughter 
of Thomas Huling. They had issue : 

i. Thomas- Hiding, b. December 30, 1817 ; studied medicine 
with Dr. W. W. Rutherford ; graduated at Jefferson Medi- 
cal College; ra. January 1,1845, Elizabeth M. Wilson, and 
had twelve children. 
ii. Anna-Elizabeth, h January 1, 1820; d. June 15,1854; m. 
January 1, 1838, Hugh H. Stockton, and had issue (sur- 
name Stockton) : 

1. James-Es2jy, d. s. p. 

2. Mary-Pollard, m. Captain Dean Monahan, U. 

8. A., and had Dean- Stockton, Anna, and 
Henry, d. s. p. 

3. Hugh, d. s. p. 

4. William, d. s. p. 

5. Henry-2\, Lieut. U. S. N. ; m. Kathleen Onslow^ 

of Cornwall, England, and had Beginald- WaU 
lace-Ledgerwood , Hugh-Cyril-Onslow,'di\d Kath- 
Hi. Mary, b. December 22, 1823 ; d. 1832. 

James S. Esp}^, m., secondly. March 10, 1825, Mary H, 
Pollard, b. December 15, 1802 ; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue : 

J iv. Margaret-Pollard, b. December 20, 1825 ; d. November 26^ 
V. James-Pollard, b. 1827 ; d. February 26, 1880. 

186 Pennsijlvania Genealogies. 

vi. Louisa, b. September 20, 1829 ; d. September 27, 1846. 

vii. William-Kirkpatrick, b. 1831 ; d. March 4, 1868, at Clouter- 
ville, Louisiana ; graduated in medicine, and was in 
active practice at the time of liis death ; m. Rectina St. 
Croix Coclifleld ; and had Mary. 

via. Eliza-Laiorence, m., November 8, 1853, William Sergeant, 
b. 1829, in Pliiladelpliia, Pa., son of Hon. John Sergeant ; 
graduated from Princeton College in 1847 ; studied law 
under Benjamin Gerhard, and admitted to the Philadel- 
phia bar in 1850 ; he held a prominent position at the bar, 
and was for a time a representative in the State Legis- 
lature ; on the breaking out of tlie rebellion was commis- 
sioned captain of the Twelfth infantry U. S; A. ; after- 
wards colonel of tiie Two Hundred and Tenth regiment 
Pennsylvania volunteers; on the 31st of March, 1865, was 
wounded in his thigli by a ball, while resisting an attack 
of the enemy on tlie White Oak road, near the Boynton 
plank-road, in front of Petersburg, Ya., from which he 
died on board of the hospital boat, while on his way home, 
April 11,1865; he was a gentleman of marked ability, 
and a gallant officer. They had issue (surname Sergeant) : 

1. Mary. 

2. Margaretta, m. November 27, 1878, Alexander 

James Dallas Dixon. 
8. Louisa. 

4. John, d. s. p. 

5. Sarah-Haly. 

6. Eliza, m. October 15, 1884, William Heyward 


XIII. David Espy, 5 (Josiali,^ Josiali,^ George, ^ Josiali,i) b. 
June 11, 1792; d. April 21, 1810, in Paxtang; m., December 
17, 1816, Rebecca Allen, b. July 24, 1796 ; d. 1872. Tiiej 
had issue : 

i. Josiah, b. September 29,. 1817 ; m. Mary . 

a. William-Kirkpatrick, b. October 9, 1819 ; m. Martha Stur- 
geon ; reside near Groveland, Tazewell county, Illinois. 
Hi. Anna-Maria, h. May 11,1822; m. March 1, 1849, James 

Todd, (see Todd record.) 
iv. David, h. September 28, 1826; m. August 19, 1851, Ann 

Catliarine Jackson. 
V. John- Alexander, b. July 26, 1829; m. Martha Fry. 
vi. 8usanna-Mar(jaret, b. February 1, 1833; m. Dr. Marvin S. 

XIV. John Espy," (George, ^ Josiali,^ George, ^ Josiah, i) 

Espy Family. 187 

b. 1779, in Hanover township, then Lancaster, now Dauphin, 
county, Pennsylvania ; d. March 25, 1843, in Hanover town- 
ship, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania. A contemporary news- 
paper states that he " was a man of honorable feelings, hospit- 
able, and generally beloved." He m., April 5, 1809, Loviista 
Inman, b. 1787 ; d., 1876, in Luzerne county. Pa. ; daughter 
of Colonel Edward Inman, of the Revolution. They had issue : 

15. i. James, b. 1811; m. Mary A. Miller. 

16. a. Fannie, b. March 21, 1813; m. Abram Line. 

Hi. Lochia, b. 1820; m. Peter Miller, and had John and Win- 
field; reside at Irving Mills, Micliigan. 

iv. Mary, b. 1822; m., April 10, 1845, John E. Line,b. March 

25, 1825 ; reside at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 
V. Priscilla, b. 1827; m. Jjevi M. Miller, and had Edward, 
Dollie, Ida, (His, Mary, Oscar, Wallace, 3.116. Paul; re- 
side ir) Des Moines county, Iowa. 

XV. James Espy,^ (John,^ George,'* Josiah,^ George, 2. 
Josiah,^) b., 1811, in Nanticoke, Luzerne county, Pa. ; d., 
1872, at Rummerfield Creek, Bradford county. Pa., whither 
he removed in 1863. He married, in 1841, Mary A. Miller, 
b. December 26, 1818 ; d., February 15, 1878, in Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa. ; daughter of Barnett Miller and Mary DeWitt. Barnett 
Miller was the son of Andrew and Christina Miller, of Har- 
mony^ New Jersey ; and Mary DeWitt the daughter of Peter 
DeWitt and Hannah Hill, emigrants from France. Barnett 
Miller and his wife removed, about 1830, to Hanover town-, 
ship, Luzerne county, Pa., where they died. James Espy and 
his wife, Mary A. Miller, had issue, all born in Hanover town- 
ship, Luzerne county. Pa. : 

i. John, b. Sept. 21,1842; is a lawyer by profession, resides in 
St. Paul, Minn. ; m. MartliaM. Wood,b. March 12, 1843, 
in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., daugliter of John B. Wood and 
Sarah Gore ; and they had issue : 

1. John-B.-W., b. February 23, 1869. 

2. Lila-W., b. June 22, 1872. 

3., Maude-M., b. February 22, 1875. 

4. Olin,h. July 29, 1878. 
ii. Theodore-Frelinghuysen, b. ISTovember 5, 1844; resides in 
Towanda, Pa. ; m. February, 25, 1873, Mary Catharine 
Schoonover, b. March 8, 1844, in Stillwater, Sussex 
county, N. J. ; and they had issue : 

188 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

1. Mary-Lines, b. November 27, 1873. 

2. Bertha-Blanch, b. July, 14, 1874. 

3. Carrie-Louisa, b. December 16, 1876. 

Hi. Barnett-Miller, b. May 16, 1846 ; is a lawyer by profession, 
of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and secretary arid treasurer of the 
Wilkes-Barre Water company, m. Sept. 23, 1873, Caro- 
line Wood, b. 1847, daughter of Abraham Wood and 
Caroline Bowers ; and they had issue ; 

1. Blanche- Wood, b. January 18, 1880. 

2. Bidgway-Bowers, b. September 2, 1881. 

iv- Frank, b. December 9, 1848; m. Effie F. Harding, b. No- 
vember 2, 1851, of Herrick Centre, Bradford county, Pa., 
where they reside, and had issue : 

1. James-Byron, h. January 26, 1873. 

V. LJdward-Inman, b. July 23, 1852 ; m. July 25, 1880, Fanny 
Maltby, of Marshalltown, Iowa ; reside in Chicago, 111. ; 
they had issue, Balph-Edioard and Harrold-Maltby . 

vi. Minnie-M., b. October 29, 1859 ; resides at Wilkes-Barre. 

XVI. Fannie Espy,'' (John,^ George,^ Josiah,^ George, ^ 
Josiah, 1) b. March 21, 1813, in JSTanticoke, Luzerne county. 
Pa., d. November 1, 1881 ; ra. Abeam Line, b. November 
28, 1811. They had issue (surname Line) : 

i. Frances-V., b. May, 1838; m., first, William H. Lueder, d. 
1862, and had issue (surname Lueder.) 

1. Fanny, h. April 10, 1862; m. October 28, 1884, 

Frank Garringer. b. March 1857. 
Mrs. Frances V. Lueder, m., secondly, in 1869, Dr. A. 
A. Lape, b. 1842: d. December 7, 1884; and had issue 
(surname Lape) : 

2. Vienna, b. January 10, 1871. 

3. Mary, b. August 27, 1874. 

a. Lovina, b. October 5, 1839 ; m., 1864, W. S. Smythe, and 
had Genevieve and Win field. 

Hi. Annette-C, b. September 27, 1842; m. October 12, 1864, C. 
D. Wells, b. May 6, 1839 ; reside at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ; and 
had issue (surname Wells) : 

1. Edith, b. January 7, 1869. 

iv. Augusta M., b. June 7, 1844 ; m. October 12, 1865, C. W. 
Hollenback, and had Camilla ; reside in Kingston town- 
ship, Luzerne county. Pa. 

V. Edward-Espy , b. January 29, 1850 ; m. Eosa Moyer, and 
had Camilla. 

Ferguson of Hanover. 189 


1. William Ferguson^ and his wife Margaret, natives of 
the north of Ireland, emigrated to America about 1740, and 
settled in Hanover township, then Lancaster county. Pa. Wil- 
liam Ferguson d. about 1755, his wife a few years later. They 
had, among others, the following children : 

i. James, b. 1720; d. in April, 1750, in Paxtang, leaving a 
wife, and children Francis and Margaret. Nothing fur- 
ther is known of them, but it is more than probable the 
widow, with her children, accompanied some of her rela- 
tives to the southward. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. 1723; m. and had issue. 

3. m. David, b. 1725; m. and had issue. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1727 ; m. and left issue. 

II. Samuel Ferguson, ^ (William, i ) b. 1723; d. Septem- 
ber, 1785 ; m. Mary . They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, \). 11 5n ; d. October 4, 1792 ; m. Samuel G-raham. 
ii. Agnes. 

Hi. Margaret, m. James Taggart. 

iv. Mary, m. David Ramsey; b. 1745; d. September 18, 1787. 

V. Bobert. 

vi. Samuel. 

vii. William. 

via. Thomas. 

III. David Ferguson,^ (William, i) b. about 1725, in the 
north of Ireland ; d. July, 1775, in Hanover township, Lan- 
caster, now Dauphin, county, Pa. ; came to Pennsylvania with 
his father about 1740, and located in the Swatara region; was 
twice married ; the name of his first wife is not known ; by her 
there was issue : 

i. William, b. 1757 ; m. [Sarah Woods.] 

ii. John, b. 1759 ; d. 1813 ; his wife Sarah b. 1760 ; d. August 
5, 1823 ; buried in old Hanover Church grave-yard, 

4. Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1761; m. Henry Graham. 

190 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

David Ferguson, m., secondly, in 1763, Jean Woods, widow 
of Andrew Woods,* of Hanover. After the death of Mr. Fer- 
guson, his widow married the third time, becoming the wife of 
Thomas Greorge, of Upper Paxtang township, now Dauphin 
county. Pa. David Ferguson and his wife Jean had issue : 

5. iv. David, b. May 10, 1764; m. Jane (Henderson) Rogers. 

6, V. Andreio Woods, h. 1766; m. Hester Graham. 

vi. Thomas, b. 1768: never married; was a graduate of the 
University of Pennsylvania ; studied theology — licensed 
to preach, but never entered the ministry ; very eccentric ; 
was last known as a teacher in the city of New York. 

IV. Elizabeth Ferguson, 3 (David, 2 Winiam,i)b., 1761, in 
Hanover township, then Lancaster county, Pa.; d. 1805, inNorth- 

* I. Andrew Woods, an emigrant from the north of Ireland, came 
to Pennsylvania prior to 1740. He died in Hanover township, then 
Lancaster county, in August, 1756, leaving a wife, Sarah, and the 
following issue (surname Woods): 

2. ^. Andreiri, m. Jean . 

a. John, m. Mary Espy, (see Espy record.) 

Hi. Margaret, m. Patton. 

iv. Jennett. m. John Calhoun. 1/ 
V. Agnes, m. Neal McAllister. 
vi. Sarah, m. Andrew Cochran. 
• vii. Martha, m. James McClenaglian. 

II. Andrew Woods, (Andrew,) b. in Hanover township, then 
Lancaster county, Pa. ; d. prior to 1761, leaving a wife, Jea.n, who 
afterwards became the wife of David Ferguson, and issue (surname 

i. Matthew, b. 1758; d. September 13, 1784, in Hanover town- 
ship. Little is known of him, save that he studied for 
the ministry, and was licensed to preach by the Presby- 
tery of Carlisle in 1780. He was called to Hanover con- 
gregation July 20, 1781, accepted it, and was ordained 
and installed pastor thereof on the 19th of June, 1782. 
He proved to be a faithful and zealous minister of the 
Gospel, but he died in the midst of his great usefulness. 
The members of old Hanover, to show their affection and 
reverence, erected a tombstone to his memory over his 
remains in the church burying ground. He left a wife, 
and issue — Andrew, and a posthumous child. 
ii. Sarah; m. [William] Ferguson. 
Hi. Ag7ies. 

Ferguson of Hanover. 191 

umberlancl county, Pa. ; m., June 24, 1788, Henry Graham, 
b., 1760, in Hano\=^er township, then Lancaster county, Pa., 
cl. in 1836, son of John Graham ; removed, about 1804, to 
Northumberland county, Pa., near Warrior Run church, six 
miles from Milton. They had issue (surname Graham) : 

i. John, b. April 17, 1789; d. July 14, 1849, in Adams county, 
O. Mr. Graham was educated at the Philadelphia ac- 
ademy under Drs. Wylie and Gray, and studied theology 
at the seminary in New York. In the spring of 1819, he 
was licensed by the Monongahela Presbytery, and on the 
SOtli of August, 1820, was ordained by the same body. 
He was pastor of Cross Roads and Washington, Wash- 
ington county, Pa., from August 30, 1820, to October 8, 
1829, during a portion of which period, from 1823 to 1828, 
he filled the position of professor of languages in Wash- 
ington college. From 1830 to 1834, he was the stated 
minister of the congregations of Sycamore and Hopkins- 
ville, Warren county. Ohio ; of Greenfield and Fall Creek, 
Ohio, from 1834 to 1839. From 1839 to 1840, he was prin. 
cipal of the academy at Chilicothe, Ohio, which position 
he resigned to accept a call to the cliurches of West 
Union and West Fork, Adams county, Ohio, in 1841, in 
which field he ministered until his heath. Columbia col- 
lege conferred upon him the degree of doctor of divinity. 
He was an able teacher and a faithful and conscientious 
minister of the Gospel. A sermon by him, published in 
the second volume of the " Pulpit of the Associate Re- 
formed Church," shows his deep theological learning, 
n. James, b. 1791 ; d. 1861, unm. 

in. David-E., 1793; d. in Illinois at an advanced age ; m. Eliz- 
abeth Foster. 

ii\ Matthew-Woods, b. 1795; d. 1870, near Freeport, Illinois; 

m. Martha Shannon. 
V. Henry. 

7. li. Jane, m. William McGuire. 

8. vii. Eleanor, m. Robert Finney. 
via. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Philips. 

Y. David Fergusok,^ (David, ^ William, i) b.. May 10, 
1764, in Hanover township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, count}^, 
Pa. ; d., March 20, 1848, in Hanover; m., February 14, 1787, 
Jea]N' (Henderson) Rogers, b., 1753, in Bucks county. Pa. ; 
d., November 18, 1824, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, 
Pa., daughter of Robert Henderson, of Bucks county, and 

192 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

widow of Kobert Rogers ; by her first husband she had 
Hobert, Frances m. John Harrison, and Margaret m. John 
Ritchey. David Ferguson and wife. Jean, had issue : 

i. Jean, b. December 27, 1787 ; d. January 2, 1819 ; m. John 

Graham, (see Robert Wallace record.) 
ii. Elizabeth, b. November 12, 1789 ; m. John Stinson. 
in. David, b. April 14, 1791 ; d. August, 1793. 
iv. Aiidrew, b. May 5, 1793 ; d. August 29, 1804. 
V. Agnes, b. March 14, 1795; d. July 20, 1848; m. Thomas 

McNair, (.see McNair record.) 
vi. David, b. January 16, 1797 ; d., October 24, 1822, near Ship- 

pensburg, Penna., and buried in Middle Spring Church 

grave-yard — was preparing for the ministry at the time 

of his deatli. 

VI. Andrew Woods Ferguson, ^ (David, ^ William, i) b. 
1766 in Hanover township, Dauphin county. Pa. ; i-emoved to 
near Jersey Shore, Lycoming county. Pa., where he died ; m. 
Hester Graham, of Cumberland county. Pa. They had issue : 

i. Jane, m. Andrew McKinney. 

ii. Ruth, m. Matthew McKinney. 
Hi. Elizabeth, d. s. p. 
iv. Priscilla, m. Brown. 

V. JS'ellie; m. Brown, his second wife. 

vi. Sallie, m. Hunt. 

vii. Rebecca, m. Samuel Deyarmond, of Warrior Eun, North- 
umberland county, Pa., and left issue. 
viii. Ja.ynes. 
ix. Hattheiv- Woods. 

X. David, d. s. p. 

YII. Jane Graham, 4 (Elizabeth, s David, ^ William, M b. 
about 1797, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. ; died 
about 1867, near Warrior Run, Northumberland county. Pa. ; m. 
William McGuire. They had issue (surname McGuire) : 
i. David. 

ii. Henry. 

Hi. Williani, d. s. p. 

iv. Dr. John. 

V. Matthew-Woods ; killed at the second battle of Bull Kun. 

vi. Jane. 

vii. Ellen. 

VIIL Eleanor Graham, ^ (Elizabeth, ^ David, 2 William, i) 
b. 1799, in Hanover township, Dauphin county. Pa. ; d. Sep- 

Ferguson of Hanover. 193 

tember, 1881, near Warrior Run, Penn'a ; m. Robeet Finney, of 
Union county, Pa. ; b. 1794 ; d. 1870. They bad issue (sur- 
name Finney) : 

L Eliza, d. 1880 ; m. O. P. Peiper. 

ii. Jane-Graham^ m. James R. Caldwell, of Lawrenceville, 
New Jersey. 

Hi. Spencer-L.-F., a minister of the Gospel, m. Isabella Mat- 
thews, of New York. 

iv. Mary-Agnes, d. 1870 ; m. J. Edward Haekenburg, a lawyer 

of Philadelphia. 
V. Henry-Graham, a minister of the Gospel; m. Sallie Gard- 

vi. Eleanor-Graham, m. William Matthews, of Rye, N. Y. 

vii. Hadassa; resides near Winchester, Ya. 
via. Bohert-Bines ; resides near Winchester, Ya. 


194 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. Egbert Flemhstg, a native of Argyleshire, Scotland, 
where he was born in 1716, with his wife emigrated to 
America in 1746, and settled near Flemington, Chester county. 
Pa. In 1760 he removed to Cecil county, Md., thence to the 
West Branch of the Susquehanna, near the mouth of Bald 
Eagle creek, from which he and his family were driven by the 
Indians in the "Great Runaway." Until the close of the Rev- 
olution, they located in Hanover township, then Lancaster, now 
Dauphin, county, Pa., when, about 1784, they removed to 
Western Pennsylvania, and settled on Harmon's creek, in 
Washington county, where Mr. Fleming died on the 3d of 
April, 1802. Robert Fleming married, about 1745, in the prov- 
ince of Ulster, Ireland, Jane Jackson, b. 1719 ; died June 16, 
1803. They had issue : 

i. [A son,] b. 1746 ; died at sea. 
a. Jesse, b. 1748 ; d. s. p. 

2. in. John, b. 1752; m. Mary Jackson. 

3. iv. Bohert, b. June 6, 1756 ; m. Margaret Wright. 

4. V. James, b. 1758 ; m. Jane Glen. 

5. vi. Samuel, b. October 30, 1761 ; m, Sarah Becket. 

6. vii. Mary, b. February 15, 1767 ; m. Alexander McConnell. 

II. John Fleming, ^ (Robert, i) b. 1752, in Chester county, 
Penna. ; d. December 15, 1800, in Montgomery count}^, N. Y. 
In 1774, he married Maey Jackson, b. about 1756, in Orange 
county, New York, d. December 5, 1816, eldest daughter of 
John Jackson (1730-1820) and Elsie Armstrong, of Pine 
Creek, Lycoming county, Penna. At the time his father's 
family abandoned the Big Island, he sought protection at Fort 
Hunter, where he remained until, in 1790, he removed to the 
" Military Tract " — lands lying between Cayuga and Seneca 














Fleming Family. 195 

Lakes — in the State of New York. Here be and bis wife re- 
sided until their death. Thej had issue : 

Jesse., b. 1777; d. April 20, 1795, in Romulus, !N. Y. 
John., b. February 6, 1780; m. Susannah Harton. 
Bohert.1 b. November 26, 1781 ; m. Lettice Smith. 
3£ary^ b. June 20, 1784; m. Samuel MeMath. 
James, b. January 28, 1787 ; m. Martha Wade. 
Elsie, b. July 21, 1791 ; m. Josiah Jacobus. 
Samuel, b. December 5, 1793 ; m. Phebe Wade. 

III. RoBEET Fleming, 2 (Robert, i) b., June 6, 1756, in 
Chester county, Penna. ; d. February 4, 1817. When his 
parents removed to Western Pennsylvania, Robert remained 
in Dauphin county ; purchased land in Hanover township, on 
which he resided during his lifetime. On the 6th of Febru- 
ary, 1783, he married Margaret, daughter of John Wright. 
He was one of the founders of the Harrisburg Bank, and in- 
strumental in the erection of the Harrisburg bridge. He was 
an officer in the volunteer force of 1812, and filled acceptably 
various local offices. He was an elder in old Hanover Church 
during the ministration of Rev. James Snodgrass. Mr. Flem- 
ing m., February 6, 1783, Margaret Wright, b. 1754; d. 
December 12, 1843. They left no issue. 

IV. James Fleming, ^ (Robert, ^ ) b. 1758, in Chester county, 
Penna. ; d. February 1, 1830, in Washington county, Penna. ; 
accompanied his father's family during their frequent changes, 
and finally about 1781, to a farm on Harmon's creek, Han- 
over township, Washington county, Penna. He married, Oc- 
tober 5, 1797, Jane Glen, d. March 1, 1841. They had issue : 

13. i. John, b. October 27, 1799 ; m. Eliza McClurg. 

u. Martha, b. February 26, 1801 ; d. April 1, 1841 ; m., Octo- 
ber 17, 1831, James Patterson. 
in. Eobert, b. August 23, 1802 ; d. July 8, 1824. 

14. iv. David'S., b. August 16, 1804; m. Martha Steele. 

15. V. James, b. August 5, 1806; m. Catharine B. Parks. 

16. vi. Samuel, b. June 20, 1811 ; m. Rebecca McCombs. 

V. Samuel Fleming, ^ (Robert, i) b. October 30, 1761, in 
Cecil county, Md. ; d. August 3, 1851, in Harrisburg, Daujohin 
county, Penna. Removed with his father's family to Western 
Pennsylvania, where he served as justice of the peace and sur- 

196 Pennsylva n ia Oen ealogies. 

veyor for Washington county ; was captain of a ranging com- 
pany on the frontiers to protect them from the Indian ma- 
rauders from the Ohio; was one of the local committee to 
treat with the insurgents during the Whisky Insurrection. In 
1812 he removed to West Hanover township, Dauphin county, 
where he resided until a few years before his death. Mr. Flem- 
ing m. September 24, 1789, Sarah Becket, b. 1771 ; d. Jan- 
uary 21, 1831, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penna. 
They had issue : 

i. liobert, b. August 3, 1790 ; d. February, 1793. 

17. ii. Mary, b. Julj' 17, 1792; m. James JSTewell. 

18. in. Jane, b. May 22, 1794; m. Ilobert Gilchrist. 

iv. Samuel- BecTiet, b. July 31, 1797, in Hanover townsliip, 
Washington county, Pa. ; d. January 19, 1855, at Mt. 
Yernon, O. ; was a farmer and merchant, a man of up- 
right character and stern integrity ; m. in 1833, Mary 
Cathcart, of Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. 1836 ; and they had 
two sons, one died young. Samuel- Wright, d. October 
19, 1848, aged fourteen years. 
r. Ilargaret, b. October 17, 1799; d. February 13, 1802. 

vi. Eliza, b. October 23, 1801 ; d. February 14, 1828; m. Wil- 
liam Smith, and had Sarah-Jane, m. Mr. Merriman, a 
planter in Louisiana. 

19. vii. Bvhert- Jackson , b. November 16, 1803; m. Sarah Aim 

viii. John, b. 1805 ; d. s. p. 
ix. Sarah, b. October 1, 1807 ; d. July 18, 1828. 

20. X. James, b. June 25, 1810 ; m. Jennette Street. 

21. xi. David, b. July 17, 1812; m. Susan Mowry. 

xii. Margaret-Wright, b. July 14, 1815; d. March 30, 1857. 

VI. Mary Fleming, ^ (Robert, i) b., February 15, 1767, in 
Cecil county, Md. ; d., July 3, 1849, in Hanover township, 
Washington county, Penna. ; m.. May 7, 1791, Alexander 
McCoNNELL, b. 1769 ; d. October 24, 1839. They had issue 
(surname McConnell j : 

i. John, b. March 11, 1792; d. s. p. 

22. ii. Bohert, December 5, 1794; m. Edith Hamlin. 

23. Hi. James, b. October 27, 1796; d. May 29, 1852; m. Nancy 


24. iv. Elizabeth, b. April 9, 1798; m. Samuel McCarrell. 

V. Alexander, b. October 16, 1804; d., August 30, 1829, while 
a member of senior class in Washington College, Pa. 

Fleming Family. . 197 

yil. JoHM Fleming, 3 (John, 2 Eobert,i) b., February 6, 
1780, at Pine Creek, Lycoming county, Penna. ; d.. May 8, 
1863, near Albion, Michigan. Settled upon a part of his 
father's farm in Komulus, Seneca county, N. Y., where he re- 
sided about forty years. Was a captain of infantry in the war 
of 1812. In 1844 removed to Michigan, where he settled on 
a farm. He married, March 4, 1802, Susannah Harton, b. 
1785 ; d. February 28, 1860. They had issue : 

%. Polly, 1). April 3, 1803; d. s. p. 
ii. Hannah, b. January 25, I8U0 ; m. Jolui Gillihind ; and had 

Hi. Miry Ann, b. January 14, 1807 ; d. May 7, 1848; m. Silas 

H. More, d. June 23, 1852 ; and left issue. 
Id. Elsie, b. January 2, 1809; d. February 22, 1844; m. Jesse 

Gardner ; and left issue. 
V. Eusebia, b. IsTovember 26, 1811 ; m. Hiram H. Slauson ; and 

liad issue. 
vi. Susan-M., b. March 7, 1814; ra. Jeptha H. Wade, tlie 

artist, b. August 11, 1811, at Romulus, N. Y. 
vii. Ahiyail, b. August 2, 1816; d., IS'ovember 17, 1852, at Ha- 
vana, K. Y.; m. Rev. Morrison Huggins, b. 1816; d. 
February 15, 1859, at Rockford, 111. ; and left issue. 
viii. Newell, b. September 16, 1818; m. Mary M. YanDwyn ; 
and liad issue. 
ix. John-Mark, b. February 20, 1821 ; m. Maria Belcher ; and 

had issue. 
X. Cornelia-Elizabeth, b. February 10, 1823; m. Ralph Gid- 

dings ; and had issue. 
xi. Amanda-Watson, h. April 12, 1825 ; m. Orlando M. Barnes ; 

and had issue. 
xU. William,]). August 1, 1827; m. Elizabeth Janette Leon- 
ard ; and had issue. 
xiii. James, b. May 3, 1831 ; m. Sarah R. Soule ; and had issue. 

YIII. Egbert Fleming, ^ (John,^ Eobert,i)b. November 
26, 1781, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penna. ; d. 
February 3, 1858, at Eomulus, N". *Y. ; m., first, January 15, 
1806, Lettice Smith, b. 1789 ; d. March 4, 1826. They had 
issue : 

i. John S., b. June 26, 1807 ; m. Elizabeth Ayres. 
ii. Charles-Mosher, b. October 31, 1809; m. Peninah Ames- 
bury, d. August 1, 1838. 
Hi. Jervis, h. January 28, 1812; m. Amanda Ciane. 

198 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

iv. Rohert.h. A\:>x\\ 23, 1814; d. October 10, 1838; ra. Juliet 

V. liev. Samuel, b. May 9, 1816 ; m. Juliet Fleming, d. January 
25, 1862. 

vi. Asa, b. November 16, 1818 ; m., first, Julian Smith, d. 1848 ; 
second, Mary A. Gilbert. 

vii. Sarah, b. February 12, 1821 ; m. William Eogers, d. Oc- 
tober 2, 1862. 
viii. Lettice, b. August 27, 1824; m. James H. Gage. 

Eobert Fleming m., secondly, December 7, 1826, Mrs. Ara- 
zina Ledclick. 

IX. Maey Fleming, 3 (John,^ Eobert, i) h. June 20, 1784:, 
in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penna. ; d. November 
20, 1860, at Niles, Mich.; m. May "24, 1805, Samuel Mc- 
Math ; b. 1782 ; d. September 16, 1826, near Ypsilanti, Mich., 
They had issue (surname McMath) : 

i. Archy, b. May 13, 1806; m. Elizabeth Kimmel. 

ii. Fleming, b. January 14, 1806; m. Eliza Prudden. 

in. Boxanna,]:). September 26,1809; m. Orrin Derby, d. June 
14, 1855, at San Francisco. 

iv. Mabel, h. June 13, 1811; died April 14, 1839, at Berrian, 
Mich.; m. Uzal Williams. 

V. Samuel-K., b. March 23, 1813 ; m. Caroline Stuart. 

vi. Bev. Bohert, b. February 15, 1815; m. Betsy Caroline Hug- 

vii. Mary, b. August 2, 1817; d. January 14, 1850, at Niles, 

Mich. ; m. Albert Percels. 
viii. Elsie, b. July 21, 1819; d. June 5, 1849, near Niles, Mich. ; 
m. William Brewer. 

ix. Williavi-E.-B., b. July 22, 1821 ; d. January 23, 1824. 
X. John- Watson, b. June 3, 1824 ; m. Ella Boyse. 

X. James Fleming, ^ (Johu,^ Robert, i) b. January 28, 1787, 
at Pine Creek, Lycoming county, Penna. ; d. 1870, at Rome, 
Lenawee county, Mich. ; m. Martha Wade, of Romulus, N. 
Y. They had issue : • 

i. Jtptha-Wade, b. November 13, 1808; m. Lucy Eldridge. 
ii. Jesse, b. May 14, 1811 ; m. Susan McConnell. 
Hi. Jane, b. June 12, 1812; d. .July 26, 1843, at Laporte, Ind. ; 

m. William K. Parker. 
iv. Josiah-Jacohus, b. August 6, 1814; d. 1855, at Marengo, 
Midi. ; m. Clarissa Horner. 

Fleming Family. 199 

V. John, b. October 6, 1816; d. July 21, 1856, at Warsaw, 

Micb.; m. N"ancy 8buart. 
vi. Charles, b. October 30, 1818 ; m. Jane Shuart. 
vii. Miranda, b. February 28, 1821 ; d. August 9, 1822. 
viii. Lettice-S., born January 11, 1823; m. Selek W. Chase. 
ix. Martha, b. February 17, 1825 ; m. Wilson Matthews. 
X. Sarah-Eliza, b. July 11, 1828 ; m. Thomas McConnell. 
xi. William-Allen, b. February 21, 1832 ; m. Angeline Stevens. 

XI. Elsie Fleming, •"' (John,^ Robert, i) b. July 21, 1791, 
at Romulus, N. Y.; d. April 10, 1816; m., January 2, 1810, 
JosiAH Jacobus, d. at Lodi, Michigan, aged eighty-five years. 
They had issue (surname Jacobus) : 

i. Mary, b. October 17, 1813, at Eomulus, IST. Y.; m., Kovem- 
ber 19, 1835, Calvin Townsend, and they had issue (sur- 
name Townseud) : 

1. Edward-Calvin, b. 1836. 

2. Julius-L., b. March 7, 1838. 

XII. Samuel Fleming, ^ (John,^ Robert, i) b. December 5, 
1793, at Romulus, N. Y.; d. December 5, 1858, in Lenawee 
county, Michigan ; m. Phebe Wade. They had issue. 

i. Mary, b. November 19, 1816. 
a. Martha, b. January 28, 1819; m. W. H. Clark. 
Hi. Clarissa, b. September 15, 1821 ; m. Jesse Gardner. 
iv. Sarah, h. January 4, 1824; d. July 27, 1S54; m. Thomas 

V. FranTdin-B., b. May 29, 1826; m. Louise Stoddard. 
vi. Jesse-L., b. March 3, 1829; m. Mary H. More. 
vii. Jeptha, b. July 27, 1831 ; m. Nancy Bust. 
viii. Rehecca-Louise, h. June 12, 1833 ; m. Dr. Luman S. Stevens. 

XIII. John Fleming, ^ (James, ^ Robert, i) b. October 27, 
1799, in Washington county. Pa. ; m. December 24, 1835, Eliza 
McClurg. They had issue : 

i. James, b. December 11, 1836; m. April 17, 1858, Margaret 

a. Joseph-M., b. April 25, 1839 ; m. January 27, 1860, Isabel 

Hi. Mary-Jane, b. August 18, 1841. 

iv. Martha-E., b. February 24, 1844; m. July 30, 1864, Alex- 
ander Ingraham. 

V. Sarah-A., b. February 19, 1846; d. 1852. 

vi. John-C, b. February 7, 1848. 

200 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

t'w. 22o6ert-J.., b. September 12, 1849. 
viii. Bachel-A., b. May 18, 1852. 
ix. David-H., b. April 15, 1855. 

Xiy. David S. Fleming, s (James, ^ Eobert,i)b. August 
16, 1804; m. August 29, 1841, Martha Steele. They had 
issue : 

i. Thomas- Steele, b. May 31, 1842. 

a, Jane-Glen, h. October 9, 1844. 
in. James-Samuel, b. August 7, 1846. 
iv. Robert, b. August 30, 1849. 

V. Rachel- Amanda, b. April 27, 1852. 
vi. Martha-Ann, b. May 11, 1856. 
vii. David-Wilson, b. March 17, 1859. 

XV. James Fleming, ^ (James. ^ Eobert,i) b. August 5, 
1806, in Washington count}^ Pa ; graduated from Washing- 
ton College, Pa., in 1833, and was for two years principal of 
an academy in Baltimore county, Md. ; licensed as a minister 
June 26, 1839, and installed pastor of West Union Presbyterian 
Church, Marshall county, Ya., where he continued seventeen 
years ; in 1858 was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church, 
Washington, Pa. Pev. James Fleming m. October 31, 1839, 
Catharine B. Parks. They had issue : 

i. David-Brainerd, b. July 22, 1840, in West Union, Ya. ; 
served in the army three years, and afterwards studied 
for the ministry. 
a. Martha-Jane, b. November 13, 1842; m. February 13, 1868, 

James F. Craighead. 
Hi. James-Calvin, b. May 31, 1844. 
iv. Mary -Isabella, b. January 26, 1846 ; m. November 27, 1867, 

Martin G. Parks, of Nesponsit, 111. 
V. John-Samuel, b. November 7, 1847. 
vi. Louise- Amanda, b. September 28, 1850. 
vii. Harriet-Newell, b. June 18, 1853. 
viii. William-Henry , b. September 17, 1856. 
ix. Alfred-Paul, b. May 31, 1859. 
X. Henry-B., b. December 20, 1861. 

XYI. Samuel Fleming, ^ (James, ^ Eobert,i) b. June 20, 
1811 ; resides in Armstrong county, Pa. ; m. July 4, 1839, 
Rebecca McCombs. They had issue : 

*. James-Robert, b. May 29, 1840; d. October 1, 1864, in the 

Fleming Family. 201 

a. B avid- Mc Combs, b. June 1, 1841. 
in. John-Anderson, b. April 10, 1843; killed iii battle May 3, 

iv. KosciusTco-Glen, b. September 2, 1844; wounded in the 

shoulder in front of Petersburg, Va., which has disabled 

him for life. 
V. William- Kinney, b. February 13, 1815. 
vi. (SamueZ-iJ^ers, b. September 19, 1848. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1851. 
via. Irene-Margaret, b. February 24, 1853. 
ix. Vinet-Jane, (twin,) b. -February 24, 1S53. 
X. Stockton- McConnell, b. August 5, 1865. 

XVII. Mary Fleming, ^ (Samuel, ^ Eobert/) b., July 17, 
1792, in Hanover, Washington county, Pa. ; d., April 15, 
1850, near Mt. Yernon, 0. ; m., June, 1811, James Newell, 
b. 1782 ; d., December 9, 1848, near Mt. Yernon, O. They 
had issue (surname Newell) : 

i. Margaret, b. August 1, 1812; m.. May 29, 1834, Elias 
Murphy ; resided near Newton, Iowa. They had issue 
(surname Murphy) : 

1. Mary-Ellen, b. July, 1835 ; m. George Blackman, 

and had issue (surname Blackman) Clarence, 
Franklin, 'Mid George. 

2. Hannah-Jane, b. May 3, 1837-; m., July 10, 1863 , 

Mr. Uox, of Tennessee. 
8. Sarah-JSTewell, b. March 15, 1840. 

4. James-F., b. September 25, 1842; d. August 23, 


5. Eliza-Olive, b. December 12, 1844. 

6. Levois-Mordello, b. February 21, 1846. 

7. Almeda, b. May 31, 1850. 

8. Martha- Luelle, b. January 8, 1856. 

ii. Samuel-Fleming, b. June 10, 1814; m., December, 1838, 
Julia Ann Tugard ; and they had issue (surname 
Newell) : 

1. Harriet-Ann, b. December 15, 1839; m. Simon 

Galulia, of Newton, Iowa, and had issue 
(surname Galulia) Harry, Franklin, Malcolm, 
and Murray. 

2. Mary-Aieline, b. December 11, 1845. 

3. Jackson-Fleming; mortally wounded at Yicks- 

burg, February, 1863. 

4. Margaret-Ellen, b. May, 1854. 

5. Ellsworth-Lore. 

202 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hi. Sarah, h. July 4, 1816, d. April 3, 1849; m., March 20, 
1845, Caleb Hipsley ; and they had issue (surname Hips- 
ley) : 

1. Jonathan, b. July 6, 1846. 

iv. Jane, b. September 20, 1818 ; m.. May 15, 1851, Peter Loire ; 

reside near Mt. Yernon, O. 
V. Eliza-Ann, b. December 25, 1821. 

vi. Hugh, b. December 25, 1821 ; an attorney, at Newton, 
Iowa; m., December 25, 1851, Lucinda Lee; and had 
(surname Newell) : Oneda-Ida-Irene, Duane, and Lunet. 

vii. James-Scott ; an attoruey-at-law ; m., August, 1854, 
Amanda Cook, and had (surname aSTewell) : Emma, 
d. s. p. 

XYIII. Jane Fleming, ^ (Samuel, ^ Robert, i) b. May 22, 
1794-, in Hanover, Washington county. Pa.; d. ISTovember 30, 
1843, in Knox county, Ohio; m., March 12, 1816, Robert 
GriLCHRiST ; in 1822 removed to Knox county, Ohio ; thence 
in 1857 to Yernon Springs, Howard county, Iowa. They had 
issue (surname Gilchrist) : 

i. James, b. December 29, 1816 ; accidently killed April 6, 
1831, in Knox county, Oliio. 

ii. Samuel-Fleming, b. August 21, 1819; educated in Kenyon 
College, Ohio, and Washington College, Pa.; studied law 
in Mt. Yernon, Ohio ; was a member of the Ohio Legis- 
lature in 1849-50; afterwards probate judge of Knox 
county, Ohio ; in 1855, removed to Howard county, Iowa, 
and thence to San Francisco, California ; m., December 
25, 1843, Mary-Ann Blackman ; and they had issue (sur- 
name Gilchrist) : 

1. Francis-Marion, b. October 10, 1844. 

2. Inez- Augusta, b. August 10, 1847. 

3. William-Murray, b. June 19, 1849. 

4. John-Haider, b. August 21, 1851. 

5. Frederick, d. in infancy. 

Hi. Robert- Jackson, b. February 5, 1822; d. October 12, 1822. 

iv. liobert-Scott, b. August 5, 1823, in Knox county, Ohio ; edu- 
cated at Kenyon College, Ohio; studied medicine, and 
graduated from Cleveland Medical College in 1853; lo- 
cated at DeGraff, Ohio ; m., first, August 31 , 1852, Philena 
H. Brooks, of Columbus, Ohio ; d. November 18, 1854, 
and they had Mary, d. s. p.; m., secondly, May 15, 1856, 
Annie M. Brooks, of DeGraff, Ohio ; and they had Fay- 
V. Elizabeth, b. September 12, 1826 ; d. March 2, 1845. 

Fleming Family. 203 

vi. Sarah-Jane, b. September 12, 1830 ; d. August 20, 1845. 
vii. Mary-E., b. July 6, 1836 ; m,, August 4, 1855, iu Granville, 
Ohio, Rev. A. Nichols, of the M. E. Church, and they 
Iiad (surname Nichols) James, Inez, William, and Gura. 

XIX. Robert Jackson Fleming, ^ (Samuel, ^ Eobert, ^ ) b. 
November 16, 1803, in Hanover township, Wasliington county, 
Pa.; d. December 2, 1874, at Harrisburg, Pa. He received an 
academical education, and while yet a young man became a 
teacher and lecturer on English grammar and on music, and 
took a trip to the then West, lecturing on his favorite topic. In 
1834 he established the coach-making business on an extensive 
scale at Harrisburg, Pa., and continued it with success until his 
entire establishment was destroyed by fire June 15, 1865. He 
did not resume it. lie built at his shop the first eight-wheel 
passenger car which ran on the Pennsylvania railroad between 
Columbia and Philadelphia, also the first on the Williamsport 
and Elmira railroad, taking it up the canal on a flat boat. He 
was appointed notary public in 1861, and held the office until 
his death, for years doing the business of the Harrisburg 
National Bank in this official capacity. He was deservedly 
honored in his adopted city as an upright and enterprising citi- 
zen, a man of intelligence and high moral character, and in the 
Presbyterian Church, of which he was a life-long member, he 
was one of its elders for twenty years. Mr. Fleming married, 
June 5, 1845, at McConnellsville, Morgan county, Ohio, Sarah 
Ann Poor, b. January 30, 1814, at York Haven, Pa.; dau. of 
Charles Merrill Poor and Elizabeth (Karg) Roberts ; resides at 
Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Sarah-Elizabeth, b. January 25, 1847 ; d. July 18, 1850. 
n. Mary-Frances, b. February 27, 1848; d. January 28, 1852. 
iii. »yamt(eZ-TFi?son, b. December 11, 1849; m., October 7, 1875, 
Mary Malvina Sausser, b. March 4, 1852, in Massillon, 
Ohio ; dau. of Benjamin F. Sausser and Lucetta Dangler, 
and they had issue : 

1. Lucetta, b. December 16, 1876 ; d. March 30, 1881. 

2. Bohert- Jackson,]:). Februarys, 1878; d. October 

17, 1878. 

3. Elizabeth, b. August 7, 1879; d. June 30, 1880. 

4. Mary, b. November 22, 1880. 

5 Margaret, b. October 30, 1882. 

204 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

6. Alice, b. March 2, 1884. 

7. Samuel-Wilson, b. July 7, 1885. 

XX. James Fleming, =^ (Samuel, ^ Eobert,^-) b. June 25, 
181Q, in Hanover township, Washington county. Pa. ; d. Jan- 
uary 30, 1875, in Harrisburg, Pa. In 1812 his parents re- 
moved to Hanover township, Dauphin county. Pa., where his 
early years were passed. His boyhood was marked by a laud- 
able ambition to excel in his studies, and the influence of his 
mother in this direction had its good effect, not only during his 
youth, but throughout his life. Thrown upon his own re- 
sources, at the age of eighteen, he resolved to educate himself 
by alternately acting as teacher and pupil, and pursued this 
course for seven years, thereby becoming conversant with the 
higher mathematics, the ancient languages, and French. Much 
of his time was passed in the States of Kentucky and Ohio. 
About 1885 he commenced the study of medicine, and gradu- 
ated at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in March, 1838. 
For four years he practiced his profession, but finding the du- 
ties too arduous for his slender constitution, his attention was 
drawn to the science of dental surgery, then comparatively in 
its infancy. Observing the necessity for good operators in this 
field, he went to Philadelphia and acquired a thorough knowl- 
edge of that specialty. Peturning to Harrisburg, he met with 
deserved and well-marked success. During the remainder of 
his life he was a frequent contributor to both medical and den- 
tal journals, and occasionally to the newspaper press. He was 
a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Dental Surgeons 
and of the American Society, and one of the original advo- 
cates of the establishment of a dental college at Philadelphia, 
in which he was subsequently tendered a professorship, but de- 
clined. He was twice the recipient of the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Dental Surgery. He was a director of the Harris- 
burg National Bank, president of the board of school-direc- 
tors, and an elder of the First Presbyterian church there. Dr. 
Fleming married, June, 1852, Jennette Steeet, daughter 
of Col. Thaddeus Street and Martha Davenport Reynolds, of 
Cheshire, Conn., a lineal descendant of Rev. John Davenport, 
the founder of New Haven. Her maternal grandmother, Mar- 

Fleming Family. 205 

tha Davenport, was a descendant of Oliver Wolcott, a signer 
of the Declaration of Independence. She resides in Harris- 
barg, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Helen-Street., b. June 2, 1853; m. I^ovember 10, 1881, Daniel 
Pastorious Bruner, of Columbia, Pa., a lawyer and civil 
n. James-Lewis, b. February 28, 1856 ; d. June 8, 1858. 
in. William-Bey nolds, h. May 9, 1862. 

XXI. David Fleming, ^ (Samuel, ^ Eobert,i) b. July 17, 
1812, in Hanover township, Washington county. Pa. He re- 
ceived his education in the public schools of the day, and in 
the Harrisburg acaden:iy, alternating later in life by teaching 
the classics and higher mathematics. In 1838, he began the 
editing of a newspaper at Harrisburg, at the same time re- 
porting the proceedings of the Legislature for several of the 
Philadelphia journals. In 1839, he commenced the study 
of law with William McOlure, and was admitted to the Dau- 
phin county bar at the November term, 1841, and has been in 
active practice at the courts there ever since. From 1813, 
he practiced in the Supreme Court of the State. In 1817, he 
was elected chief clerk of the House of Representatives, and 
served during that session. In 1854, he was elected district 
attorney. In 1863, elected to the State Senate, and was Speaker 
of that body at the closing session of his term. In the various 
business enterprises of the city of Harrisburg, he has taken a 
very prominent part, and largely interested in a number of 
them. Mr. Fleming married, January 1, 1852, Susan Mowey, 
daughter of Charles Mowry* and Mary Eichmond. They had 
issue : . • 

* Charles Mowry was born in Litchfield, Providence county, R. 
I., in 1777. He received a classical education, and came to Pennsyl- 
vania about 1800, and engaged in teaching. In 1808 he began the 
publication of the Temperate Zone, at Downingtown, Chester county. 
This was subsequently changed to the American Bepuhlican, and. 
Mr. Mowry continued its publication until 1821, when he came to 
Harrisburg in the interest of William Pindlay, who was a candidate 
for Governor of Pennsylvania for a second term, and became editor 
of the Pennsylvania Intelligencer, previously the Harrisburg Repub- 
lican. This paper he eventually disposed of to Gen. Simon Cameron, 

206 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Charles-Moiory, b. March 9, 1853; d. March, 1883; a grad- 
uate of Princeton, studied law with his father, and was 
admitted to the bar September 1, 1877 ; naturally gifted, 
he was entering upon a career of usefulness, when he 
was stricken down by disease, 
n. Sallie, b. April 15, 1855 ; graduated at Vassar College, 
m. David, b. May 4, 1857 ; graduated at Princeton College, N . 
J.; m., 1884, Mary Curwen, daughter of Dr. John VV. 
iv. George-Hidimond, b. September 19, 1860 ; graduated at 
Princeton College, iN". J. • 

XXII. Egbert McCoNNELL, 3 (Maiy,^ Eobert/) b. Decem- 
ber 5, 1794 ; m., June 13, 1825, Edith Hamlin. They had 
issue (surname McConnell) : 

i. Fleming, b. July 14, 1826 ; m., December 27, 1858, Elizabeth 

M. Donald. 
ii. Alexander, b. November 1, 1828; m. October 23, 1856. 
Hi. Bobert Simpson, b. May 25, 1831. 

XXIII. James McConnell, ^ (Mary,^ Eobert,i) b. October 
27, 1796 ; d. May 28, 1852 ; m. Nancy Shipley. They had 
issue (surname McConnell) : 

i. John, b. 1821 ; m. Margery Steele, and they had James- A., 

John-C, liacliel-A., Nancy-C, and Tkomas-N. 
ii. Henrietta, b. January 10, 1823; m. November 2, 1850, 
Nathaniel Gillespie, and they had issue (surname Gilles- 
pie) : 

1. Emma- Virginia, b. September 1, 1852. 
■ 2. Ella-Amanda, b. November 2, 1853. 

3. Clara-Bell, b. Novem])er 19, 1854 ; d. September 

14, 1856. 

4. Maggie- Jane, b. December 20, 1855. 

who had been associated with him as co-partner in its management, 
in order that he might assume the duties of Canal Commissioner, to 
which he had been appointed by Governor Shulze. During his career 
as editor, he acquired considerable celebrity as a political writer, and 
exercised a marked influence upon the policy of his party. He died at 
Harrisburg, July 29, 1838. He married, March 31, 1812, Mary Rich- 
mond, daughter of George Riclimond, of SadsbUry township, Chester 
county. She died March 28, 1862, aged seventy-six years. They had 
six children — three sons, since deceased, and three daughters— ilfart/, 
married Samuel D. Young, and is a widow ; Susan, married David 
Fleming; and Jcme, unmarried. 

FJemivg Family. 207 

5. Adalizci' Clarissa., b. January 12, 1857. 

6. Mary-Mabel, b. September 29, 1859. 

7. Laura-Etta, b. December 16, 1860. 

8. WilUam-McConnell, b. February 22, 1862. 

9. James-Anderson, b. February 26, 1863. 

10. John-Orlando, b. May 27, 1864. 

11. Sarah-Eva, b. August 7, 1865. 

^^^ii. Martha-Ann, m. Nelson Maxwell, and they had issue (sur- 
name Maxwell) J^ancy-Ann, Sarah-Jane, and Joseph. 
iv. Rachel, m., September 30, 1857, Brown McKay, and had 

V. Mary-Elizaheth, m. John Steele, and had issue. 
vi. Sarah, m. William Keed, and they had issue (surname 
Reed) Alexander, James-Clement, John-Willis, and Wil- 
liam-H. Franklin, 
vii. Jane, m. John Ryenearson. 
via. Nancy -Adaline, d. s. p. 
ix. Rohert-A., d. in hospital at Gallatin, Tennessee, in 1865. 

XXI Y. Elizabeth McConnell,^ (Mary,^ Eobert,^) b. 
April 9, 1798 ; d. ; m. June 6, 1816, Samuel McCaeeell, b. 
March 1, 1788, in York connty, Pa. ; d. June,. 1881, in Han- 
over township, Washington county, Pa. They had issue (sur- 
name McCarrell) : 

i. ./I?ca;aric7er,b. September 22, 1817; d. May, 1881; graduated 
from Washington College, Pa., in 1841 ; licensed by Wash- 
' ington Presbytery April 17,1844; pastor of the Presby- 
terian church, Claysville, and was commissioner to the 
general assembly of his .church at St. Louis, in 1851, and 
at Newark, N. J., in 1664; m. January 22, 1842, Martha 
McClain, and they had issue (surname McCarrell) : 

1. Samuel- John- Milton, b. October 19, 1842; gradu- 

ated from Washington College, Pa., 1864; 
studied law with David Fleming,at Harrisburg, 
Pa., and admitted to the bar in 1866 ; elected 
district attorney for Dauphin county. Pa., 1880, 
and reelected in 1883 ; m. Rebecca Wallace, 
and had issue: 

«. Tra^?ace-^?fa;a?i(;7er, b. November 26,1 876 ; 
d. December 16, 1880. 

h. Samuel- John-McClain, b. December 7, 

2. William- Alexander, b. August 20, 1846. 

3. Joseph- James, b. July 9, 1849. 

4. Thomas-Calvin, b. September 29, 1856. 

5. Elizabeth- Mary, b. July 28, 1862. 

208 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

n. Louise-Jane, b. December 25, 1819. 

m. Mary-Elizabeth, b. October 28, 1822 ; d. September 12, 

iv. Samuel- 31iUon,h. July 22, 1825; d. September 24,1851; a 

V. Mary-Eleanor, b. November 6, 1830 ; graduated from Fe- 
male College, Washington, Pa. ; d. November, 1858. 

vi. Jarn€s-Fle7ning, h. October 26,1832; a physician; residing 
at Eldersville, Washington county. Pa. ; m. November 
16, 1865, Jennie E. Hayes, and they had issue : 
1. John- Milton, b. August 17, 1866. 

vii. Lysander-Thomas, b. July 22, 1840. 
viii. Elizaheth-Alvira, b. December 17, 1842. 

Family of Forster. 209 


I. John Fokster/ a native of county Antrim, Ireland, of 
Scotch parentage, emigrated to America prior to 1722, and lo- 
cated in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county, 
Penna. ; he was twice married, dying prior to 1749. By his 
first wife, Elizabeth Chambers, who was a daughter of 
Arthur Chambers, dying in Ireland, there was issue : 

i. Thomas, b. 1696 ; d. July 25, 1772. He came to America 
with liis father's family, and was among the first who 
took up land in what is now Dauphin county, Penna. 
He was a gentleman of means, had received a good edu- 
cation, and was for many years one of the Provincial 
magistrates. He was removed late in life, on account of 
his refusal to oust some squatters on Proprietary lands. 
He was a prominent personage, on the then frontiers of 
the Province, in civil affairs. During the Indian trou- 
bles he greatly assisted in preparing for the defense of 
the border settlements, and his name appears frequently 
in the voluminous correspondence preserved in the ar- 
chives of the State. He died in Paxtang, aged seventy- 
six years, and is buried in the old church graveyard. 
Mr. Forster was never married ; the principal part of his 
estate went to his brother, John, and nephew, Thomas 
Forster, the latter named for him. 

ii. Arthur, b. 1700 ; d. unm. 

in. Agnes, b. 1702, m. John Moore, son of Andrew Moore,* of 

* Andrew Moore, of Derry, where he was an early settler, died 
there in October, 1767, leaving children as follows: 
i. Elizabeth, m, James Forster. 

ii. Agnes, m. Craig. 

Hi. Mary, m. Joseph Grain, (see Crain record.) 
iv. John, m. Agnes Forster. 

V. William, m. and had Andrew, who married Catharine 
Forster, daughter of James Forster and Elizabeth Moore. 

210 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

iv. William, b. 1704; m. Eacliel Kelly, daughter of Patrick 
and Rachel Kelly, of Londonderry township, then Lan- 
caster county, Pa., and had James, m. Elizabeth Espy. 
I". Elizabeth, b. 1706; m. Jacob Ellis, of Hanover; descend- 
ants removed to Virginia; their daiighter, Sarah, m. 
Robert Gilchrist. 
J vi. Margaret, b. 1710 ; m. John Graham, d. 1764. 

2. vii. Jb/in,b. 1715; m. Catharine Dickey. 

By his second wife, Sarah, there was issue : 

3. via. James, b. 1722 ; m. Elizabeth Moore. 

ix. Isabel, b. 1724. 

4. X. Stephen, b. 1726 ; m. Mary Chambers. 

II. John Foester,^ (John,i) \)^ 1715, in comity Antrim, 
Ireland ; d. September, 1789, in Lower Paxtang township, 
Dauphin county, Pa. ; m. Catharine Dickey ;* b. 1738, in 
Chester county, Penna., d. November 23, 1804, in Lower Pax- 
tang township, Dauphin county, Pa., daughter of Moses and 
Agnes Dickey. They had issue : 

5. i. Thomas, b. May 16, 1762; m. Sarah Pettit Montgomery. 
ii. Mary, b. 1767, d. August 2, 1810 ; m. Cornelius Cox. 

6. Hi. John, b. September 17, 1777; m. first, Mary Elder; sec- 

ond, Margaret S. Law. 

7. iv. Dorcas, m. William Bell. 

V. Agnes, m. George Nelson. 
vi. Elizabeth, 
vii. Margaret. 

III. James Forster,^ (John,i) b. 1722, in Paxtang town- 
ship, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Penna., d. in London- 

* MosES Dickey settled very early in Chester county, near the Oc- 
torara, subsequently removing to Paxtang. With others of his fam- 
ily, he emigrated from the north of Ireland. He was a mill-wright 
by trade, and erected a mill on Spring Creek, which subsequently be- 
came Elder's mill, now Walker's. He died on the 1st of June, 1776, 
and was buried in the graveyard " belonging to Mr. Elder's meeting- 
house." By his will, proved on the 12th of June following, he left 
wife Agnes and children : 

i. William. 
ii. John. 

Hi. Sarah, m. John Carson. 
iv. Catharine, m. John Forster. 

V. Agnes, m. Robert Dickey. 
vi. Moses. 

Family of Forster. 211 

derry township ; m. Elizabeth Mooee, daughter of Andrew 
Moore, of Derrj^ They had issue : 

i. Andrew. 

ii. Mary^ d. March 15, 1796 ; married James Cavet, removed 
to Westmoreland county, Penna., and had James-Forster 
and Mary. 
Hi. Sarah, m. David Patton. 
^v. Elizabeth, m, James Kelly, Esq. 
V. Catharine, m. Andrew Moore. 

vi. David, m. and removed to Eowan county, N. C; had 
John, and other children. 
8. vii. TFiZZiam, b. 1749 ; m. Margaret Ayres. 
viii. Josiah. 

lY. Stephen Forstee,^ (John,i) b. 1726, in Paxtang 
township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Penna. ; d. February 
1792, in Turbut township, Northumberland county, Penn. ; m. 
Mary Chambers, daughter of John and Margaret Chambers, 
of Paxtang. They had issue : 

i. Chambers. 
ii. Stephen. 
Hi. Thomas. 

V. Thomas Forster, s (John,^ John,i) b. May 16, 1762, in 
Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. 
June 29, 1836, at Erie, Pa. He received a good education, and 
was brought up as a surveyor. During the latter part of the 
Revolution was in arms for the defense of the frontiers. In 
1794, during the so-called Whiskey Insurrection, he served as 
colonel of one of the volunteer regiments on that expedition. 
He was one of the associate judges of Dauphin county, ap- 
pointed October 26, 1793, by Governor Mifflin, resigning De- 
cember 3, 1798, having been elected one of the representatives 
of the State Legislature that year. At the close of 1799 or 
early in 1800, as the agent of the Harrisburg and Presquo Isle 
Land company, he permanently removed to Erie. In the affairs 
incident to the early settlement of that town and the organiza- 
tion of that county, he took a prominent part. He was one of 
the first street commissioners of the town, president of the Erie 
and Waterford Turnpike company, one of the directors of the 
first library company and its librarian, and captain of the first 

212 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

military company formed at Erie, and which, in 1812, was in 
service at Buffalo, Capt. Forster being promoted brigade inspec- 
tor. In 1823 he was appointed by Governor Shulze one of 
the commissioners to explore the route for the Erie extension 
of the Pennsylvania canal, and in 1827 was chairman of the 
meeting organizing St. Paul's Episcopal Church. In 1799 he 
was appointed by President Adams collector of the port at 
Erie, and successively commissioned by Presidents Jefferson, 
Madison, J. Q. Adams, and Jachson, filling the office until his 
death. Col. Forster m. October 5, 1786, Sarah Pettit Mont- 
gomery, b. July, 1768, at Georgetown, Kent county, Md. ; d. 
July 27, 1808, at Erie, Pa. ; daughter of Rev. Joseph Mont- 
gomery* and Elizabeth Peed. They had issue : 

* Joseph Montgomery, son of John and Martha Montgomery, 
emigrants from Ireland, was born September 23, 1733, (O. S.,) in Pax- 
tang township, then Lancaster, now Dauphin, county, Pa. He was 
educated at the College of !New Jersey, from which he graduated in 
1755, and was afterwards appointed master of the grammar school 
connected with the college. In 1760 the College of Philadelphia and 
Yale College conferred upon him the Master's degree. About this 
time he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, and 
soon after, by request, entered the bounds of the Presbytery of Lewes, 
from which he was transferred to that of New Castle, accepting a 
call from the congregations at Georgetown, over which he was settled 
from 1767 to 1769. He was installed pastor of the congregations at 
Christiana Bridge and New Castle, Delaware, on the 16th of August, 
1769, remaining there until the autumn of 1777, when he resigned, 
having been commissioned chaplain of Col. Small wood's (Maryland) 
regiment of the Continental Line. During the war his home was 
with his relatives in Paxtang. On the 23d of November, 1780, he 
was chosen by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania one of its dele- 
gates in Congress, and reelected the following year. He was elected 
a member of the Assembly of the State in 1782, serving during that 
session. He was chosen by that body, February 25, 1783, one of the 
commissioners to settle the difficulty between the State and the Con- 
necticut settlers at Wyoming. When the new county of Dauphin 
was erected, the Supreme Executive Council appointed him recorder 
of deeds and register of wills for the county, which office he held 
from March 11, 1785, to October 14, 1794, the date of his death. " Mr. 
Montgomery filled conspicuous and honorable positions in church 
and State in the most trying period of the early history of the coun- 
try. In the church he was the friend and associate of men like 
Witherspoon, Rodgers, and Spencer, and his bold utterances in the 

Family of Forster. 213 

i. Elizabeth-KacheU b. July 25, 1787, in Paxtang; d. 1852 at 
Syracuse, N. Y.; ni. Major James E. Herron, d. in 1860 
J or 1862 at Syracuse, I^T. Y.; no surviving issue. 

9. n. John- Montgomery, b. June 21, 1789; m. Jennette AVright. 
m. Catharine- Ann, b. June 10, 1791, in Paxtang ; d. December 
17, 1889, at Erie, Pa.; m., first, February 6, 1816, Richard 
T. Timberlake, purser U. S. N.; d. October 2, 1816; m., 
secondly, Capt. Bailey, and had Theodore, d. s. p.; and 
Sarah m. Mr. Rathbone, of Elmira, N. Y. 
iv. Mary-Theodosia, b. August 16, 1793, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
1820; m. Col. John Harris, w^ho died at Washington a 
few years ago, commandant of the marine corps ; no issue. 
V. Joseph-Montgomery, b. March 21, 1795; d. s. p. 
vi. Thomas, b. September 13, 1796, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. Oc- 
tober 17, 1864, at Westfield, IST. Y.; m. Julia Bell, and 
had Harris, Sumner, WilUam, Sarah, and Anna. 
vii. Sarah, b. November 24, 1797, at Harrisburg; d. 1879 in 
Erie county, Pa. 

cause of independence stamp him as a man of no ordinary courage 
and decision. * * * He enjoyed to an unusual degree the respect 
and confidence of the men of his generation." The Rev. Mr. Mont- 
gomery was twice married; m., first, in 1765, Elizabeth Reed, d. 
March, 1769, daughter of Andrew and Sarah Reed, of Trenton, N. 
J., and they had issue : 

i. Sarah-Pettit, b. July, 1766 ; m. Thomas Forster. 
a. Elizabeth, b. July 17, 1768; d. October 12, 1814, in Harris- 
burg, Pa. ; m. Samuel Laird, b. at Carlisle, Pa., 15th Feb- 
ruary, 1769, son of Samuel Laird (1732-1806) and Mary 
Young, (1741-1833,) daughter of James Young. His 
father was for many years one of the provincial magis- 
trates of Cumberland county, and, under the Constitu- 
tion of 1776, one of the justices of the courts. Mr. Laird 
received a classical education, studied law at Carlisle, 
and was admitted to the Pauphin county bar at the Sep- 
tember term, 1792. He located at Harrisburg, and soon 
secured a large and successful practice. In the early 
years of the borough he took an active part in its local 
affairs, and was a prominent actor in the first decade of 
its histoiy. He died at Harrisburg, Pa., January 15, 1815. 

Mr. Montgomery m., secondly, July 11, 1770, Rachel (Rush) 
BoYCE, b. 1741, in Byberry ; d. July 28, 1798, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; she 
was the widow of Angus Boyce, and daughter of Thomas and Rachel 
Rush, who were the parents of the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Rush. 
They had issue : 

Hi. John, b. December 23, 1771 ; probably d. s. p. 

211 Pen nsylvania Genea logies. 

via. Eleanor-Reed, b. August 20, 1799; d. s. p. 
ix. Samuel- Laird, b. August 8, 1801, at Erie, Pa., where he d. 
in 1860; m, Baird, and liad issue. 

10. X. Hannah- Wickersham, b. January 31, 1804 ; m. Edwin Yose 


11. xi. Margaret- Wallace, b. September 10, 1806; m. George 


YI. John Fokster,^ (John,^ John,i) b. September 17, 1777, 
in Paxtang, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county, Pa.; d. May 28, 
1863, at Harrisburg, Pa,; he received a good education, and 
was at Princeton when a call was made by President Washing- 
ton for volunteers to march to Western Pennsylvania to put 
down the so-called "Whisky Insurrection" of 1794, and was 
on that expedition as an aid to Greneral Murray. He subse- 
quently read law with Greneral Hanna, but never applied for 
admission, turning his attention to mercantile pursuits, in which 
he was very successful. During the military era of the Gov- 
ernment prior to the war of 1812, he was colonel of State mi- 
litia, and in 1814, when the troops from Pennsylvania marched 
to the defense of the beleaguered city of Baltimore, he was 
placed in command of a brigade of volunteers. For his gal- 
lant services in that campaign the thanks of the general com- 
manding were tendered in special orders. He served in the 
State Senate from 1814 to 1818. Greneral Forster was cashier 
of the Harrisburg Bank for a period of, at least, sixteen years, 
established the Bank of Lewistown, and in 1840 was cashier 
of the Exchange Bank of Pittsburgh. He subsequently be- 
came president of the branch bank at HoUidaysburg, but in a 
few years retired from all business pursuits and returned to his 
home at Harrisburg. He died there at the advanced age of 
almost eighty-six years. General Forster was faithful, honest, 
and upright in all his business connections, and a good finan- 
cier. He was twice married; m., first, September 26, 1798, 
Mary Elder, b. 1779; d. December 18, 1831, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; dau. of John Elder and Elizabeth Awl, (see Elder record.) 
They had issue : 

^. John-Elder, b. 1799; d. May 15, 1879, at Washington city, 
D. C; m. Elizabetli Culbertson Law, dau. of Benjamin 
Law, of Mifflin county, Pa, and they had issue : 

Family of Forster. 215 

1. John-Theodore^ m. Annie McMicken. 

2. Henry -Kirkland. 

3. William-Law^ m., first, Euphemia North, and 

had Jfari/and Lewis; second, Frances-Welles. 

4. James-Henry -Stuart^ d. s. p. 

5. Thomas^ d. s. p. 

6. Eebecca-Lvsk^ m. Alfred Foot, major U. S. A. ; 

d. September 1, 1869, and liad (surname Foot) 

7. Mary-Elder, d. s. p. ; m. Prescott Hosmer. 

8. Eliza-Heron, m. Charles Duncanson. 

9. Annie-Cowden, m. Thomas Young, and had (sur- 

name Young) Charles, Elizabeth- F., and Jennie. 
10. Wilson-Butherford, m. Alice B. Weizgarver. 
ii. Joshua-Elder, h. 1800; m. August 11,1832, Elizabeth Lewis 
Alder, eldest daughter of Joshua William Alder, and 
they had issue : 

1. Joshua-Alder, h. May 27, 1833. 

2. Oscar-Elder, b. December 22, 1834. 

3. Charles, b. June 23, 1836. 

4. John-Adams, b. November 1, 1838; d. October 

13, 1841.. 

5. Frank- Emlin, b. June 9, 1845. 

Hi. Catharine, b. 1802; d. February 9, 1872 ; m. Henry Antes, 
b. December 4, 1784; d. January 8, 1860, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; son of Philp Antes and his wife Susanna, daughter 
of Charles Williams, of Paxtang; was in mercantile life 
many years at Harrisburg ; was a soldier of the war of 
1812-14; clerk in the Land Department of the State; and 
frequently a member of the borough council of Harris- 
burg; they had issue (surname Antes) : 

1. John-Forster, m. and resides in Missouri. 

2. Henry-P. 

3. Emory, d. s. p. 

4. Mary-Forster, m. M. R. Simons, and had (sur- 
\ n-dme Hixnons) Ayites-Marcus and Marcus- Antes. 

5. Lucy, m. Signor Muzio. 

6. Josephine, d. s. p. 

7. Elizabeth, d. s. p. 
iv. Mary, d. s. p. 

V. Washington, d. unm. 
vi. Rev. Thomas, m. Eliza Rich Hall, dau. of Dr. Ebenezer 

Hall, and had Mary-Elizabeth, Thomas-Hall, John-Eben- 

ezer, and George- Chalmers; reside in Mount Clement, 

vii. WilUam-M, m. Rachel Elvira Whiteley, b. in Baltimore 

county, Maryland ; reside in Lancaster, Pa. 

216 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

viii. Theodore, d. January 9, 1883, in St. Louis, Mo. ; was twice 
married ; m. first Mary Bryan, daughter of Judge Bryan, 
of Geneseo, N. Y., and they had issue : 

1. Bryan, m. Jennie T. Cole, daughter of Capt. 

George Cole, of Potosi, Mo., and had Theodore, 

Catharine, George, and Bryan. 

He m. secondly, April 14, 1875, Virginia Hamilton, second 

dau. of Hon. Alexander Hamilton, of St. Louis, Mo., and 

Julia A. Keen, his wife, who was a dau. of Keynold 

Keen and Nancy Lawrence ; Alexander Hamilton was a 

son of Hugh and Sarah Hamilton, of Philadelphia, who 

entered upon his professional career when quite young, 

in the west, and it was said of him that he brought his 

code of practice with him — atttaining high rank as a 

lawyer and judge in Missouri. No issue. 

Gen. Forster m., secondly, July 9, 1833, Margaret Snod- 
GRASS Law, daughter of Benjamin Law, of Miflflin co.. Pa., 
and widow of Rev. James H. Stuart,* a Presbyterian minister 
of the Kishacoquillas valley. They had issue : 

ix. Benjamin- Law, m.. Annie Bull Alricks, (see AlricTcs record,) 
and had issue : 

1. Caroline- Alricks, b. June 20, 1865. 

2. John-Douglass, b. October 12, 1866. 
X. Orsan-Douglass, d. November 30, 1865, unm. 

xi. Margaret-Hnodgrass, m. Major Edwin Vose Sumner, U. S. 
A., and had (surname Sumner) Edwin-Vose, Margaret- 
Forster, and Hannah. 
xii. Ellen- Rutherford, m. George C. Bent, and had (surname 

Bent) Bessie- Conway, 
xiii. Mary -Elizabeth, m. James Edward Cann, paymaster U. 
S. N. and had (surname Cann) Barry-Bingay. 

YII. Dorcas Forste r,^ (John, ^ John, i) b. in Lower Paxtang 
township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county, Penna., d. there 
prior to 1783 ; m. William Bell, of Paxtang, who died in 
November 1783 ; resided on a tract of land called " Bell's In- 
crease." They had issue (surname Bell) : 

i. John, m. Elizabeth . 

ii. George, m. Mary . 

Hi. William, m. Dorcas 

*They had one son, Dr. James H. Stuart, assistant surgeon TJ. S. 
N., who was lost on the " Porpoise," which went down in the China 
Sea, in 1854. 

Family of Forster. 217 

iv Thomas. 

V. Artliur, m. Eleanor . 

vi. Andrew, 
vii. Jean, 
via. Mary, 
ix. Sarah. 
X. Dorcas, 
xi. Margaret. 

yill. William Forster, ^ (James, ^ John,!) b. about 1749, 
in Londonderry township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county, 
Pa.; d. in 1789 in Upper Paxtang township, Dauphin qounty, 
Pa. ; m. November 1, 1773, by Kev. John Elder, Margaret 
Ayres, b. October 9, 1754 ; d. December 24, 1823 ; daughter 
of William Ayres and Mary Kean. They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. September 8, 1781 ; m. James Kirk, 
it. TFi7ZtaTO,b. March 21, 1784; d. July, 1829; m. Martha Coch- 
12. in. James, b. August 25, 1787 ; m. Margaret Ayres. 

Margaret Ayres Forster, m. secondly Reuben Lockhart, of 
Middlq Paxtang township, Dauphin county. Pa; no issue. 

IX. John Montgomery Forster,^ (Thomas, ^ John,^ 
John, ^) b., June 21, 1789, in Paxtang; d. September 21, 
1858, at Harrisburg, Penna. He passed his youth partly at 
Harrisburg and partly at Erie, where his father removed about 
1799. He studied law with his uncle, Samuel Laird, at Har- 
risburg, and was admitted to the bar of Dauphin county at May 
term, 1814. He marched with the volunteers from this section 
of the State to Baltimore, in 1814, and was elected or appointed 
brigade major of the brigade commanded by his uncle, Gren- 
eral John Forster. After his return, he practiced law at Har- 
risburg, and was Deputy Attorney General for the counties of 
Dauphin and Lebanon, under the administration of Governor 
Hiester, Thomas Elder being Attorney General. Upon the 
occasion of General Lafayette's visit to Harrisburg, he com- 
manded the military. He was president of the branch bank of 
Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, until it was discontinued. He 
represented this judicial district in the first Board of Revenue 
Commissioners, convened in 1844, to equalize taxation between 
the several counties of the State, and was elected secretary of 

218 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the board at the session of 1847 and 1850. In 1846 he was 
commissioned, by Governor Shunk, as president judge of the 
counties of Chester and Delaware, and served for several 
months in this capacity. Major Forster ra. Jenjstette Weight, 
b., 1790, in Paterson, New Jersey; d., July 30, 1880, at Harris- 
burg, Penna., daughter of John Wright* and Rose Chambers. 
They had issue : 

i. Thomas, b. December 21, 1819; d. January 31, 1858, at 

n. James, b., 1823, at Harrisburg; d., February 1, 1879, in 
]S^evv York city. 

in. TFfi'7ma)x,m. Mary Carroll, and had Carroll and Mirgaret; 
reside near Mercersburg, Pa. 

iv. John-Montgomery , Insurance Commissioner of Pennsyl- 
vania; m. Sarah Elder, and had Rohert-Elder and Jen- 

X. Hanxah Wickersham Forster,* (Thomas, ^ John,^ 
Johni,) b. January 31, 1804, at Erie, Pa. ; d. December 9, 1880at 
Charlottesville, Va. ; m. EinviN Vose Sumner, b. January 1796, 
Boston Mass; d. March 21, 1863, at Syracuse, K Y., son of 

*JoHN Wright was a native of Ireland, born about 1745. He 
came to America in early life, and located in New Jersey, where he 
probably taught school until the opening of the war of the Revolu- 
tion. He held the position of a quartermaster of the N'ew Jersey 
troops during the struggle for independence, and at the close of the 
conflict settled at Paterson, in that State, from which place he re- 
moved to Harrisburg, about thefyear 1797, and opened, on the 10th 
of August of that year, " an English school in the German school- 
house"' there. On the removal of John Wyeth, as postmaster, by 
President Adams, in 1798, Major Wright was appointed to that oftice. 
This he took charge of in connection with his school, holding|the 
office until his death, which occurred on the 4th of January, 1814. 
He married, at Trenton, N. J., August 14, 1778, Rose Chambers, 
daughter of Alexander Chambers, one of the leading merchants of 
that town during the last half of last century. Her mother, Eliza- 
betii Chambers, was one of the matrons who received Washington 
at the bridge at Trenton on the 21st of April, 1789. Mrs. Wright 
was one of Harrisburg's most estimable women, and on the death of 
her husband, succeeded to the post-office, which she retained until her 
death, in March, 1822. Major Wright was an ardent patriot, an ex- 
cellent teacher, a faithful officer, an active, energetic citizen, and one 
of the leaders of public opinion seventy and eighty years ago. 

Family of Forster. 219 

at Seth Sumner ; entered the U. S. Army in March 1819, and 
rose to be a major-general and corps commander in the army 
of the Potomac during the war for the Union. They had is- 
sue (surname Sumner) : 

i. Nancy, m. Leonidas Jenkins, U. S. A., d. October 18, 1847, 
in Mexico. 

u. Margaret, m. Eugene E. McLean, U. S. A., afterward ^ 
colonel in the Confederate service. 

in. Sarah, m. William W. Teall, of Syracuse, X. Y. 

iv. Mary, m. Armistead L. Long, U. S. A., b. 1826, in Virginia ; 
graduated from West Point in 1850 ; commissioned first 
lieutenant, second artillery, 1854; aid-de-camp to General 
Sumner from May 20, 1861, to his resignation June 10, 
1861 ; was military secretary to General Lee, and briga- 
dier general C S. A. ; reside (1885) at Charlottesville, Va., 
where Mrs. Long is postmistress. 

V. Echvin Vose; entered the U. S. A. in 1861, at present major 
Fifth Cavalry ; m. Margaret^Snodgrass Forster, {see Fors- 
ter record, VL) 

vi. Sar)iuel S.; entered the U. S. A, in 1861 ;,at present major 
of Eighth Cavalry. 

XL Margaeet Wallace Forster, ^ (Thomas, ^ John,^ 
John,i) b. September 10, 1806, at Erie, Pa.; lost in wreck of 
steamer " Brother Jonathan" on voyage from San Francisco, 
to Portland, Oregon, July 30, 1865 ; m. George Wright, b. 
1803 in "Vermont, graduated from West Point in 1822, pro- 
moted adjutant, January, 1831-6, captain, October 30, 1836, 
brevet major for meritorious conduct in the Florida war, 
March 15, 1842, brevet lieutenant colonel for gallantry at 
Contraras and Churubusco, Mexico, August 20, 1847, and 
brevet colonel for gallantry in command of the storming-party 
at Molino del Hey, September 8, 1847, in which he was 
wounded, major Fourth infantry, January 1, 1848, colonel 
Ninth infantry, March 3, 1855, greatly distinguished in cam- 
paigns against the Indians of Washington Territory, 1856 and 
185$, brigadier general of volunteers, September 28, 1861, and 
commanded the Department of the Pacific from October, 1861, 
to July, 1864, and the district of California, 1864, to the time 
of his loss on board the " Brother Jonathan," July 30, 1865. 
They had issue (surname Wright) : 

220 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Thomas Furster,l>. in Missouri; educated at West Point; 
served as artillery officer to General Walker in the Nica- 
rague expedition ; was Colonel of a California regiment 
during the Rebellion ; appointed to the United (States 
army by President Lincoln ; and was killed in action 
April 26,1872, in the Lava beds in the Modoc war. 
ii. John Montgomery; resides at Louisville, Ky. ; was adju- 
tant general of that State. 
Hi. Eliza, m. Captain Wesley Owens, U. S. A., d. August 11, 

XII. James Forster,^ (William, ^ John,i) b. August 25, 
1787; d. October 4, 1840; m., April 6, 1812, Margaret 
Ayres, b. February 25, 1793 ; d. December 23, 1867. They 
had issue (besides four d. in infancy) : 

*. Eliza, m. Samuel F. Sigmund, of Clinton county, Pa. 
ii, Maria. 

Hi. William, m. Sarah M. Irwin. 
iiK Margaret, m. John B. Till, of Dauphin, Pa. 

V. John, 
vi. Mary. 

Fulton of Paxtang. 221 


T. EiCHARD Fulton, 1 b. in 1706, in Londonderry, Ireland ; 
d. jSTovember, 1774, in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dau- 
phin, county, Penna. Ho came to America, in 1722, in com- 
pany with some relatives, and was among the earliest settlers 
in Paxtang. His farm was situated on the bank of the Sus- 
quehanna river, just below Harrisburg, a portion of it being now 
included in the limits of that city. . His will was probated at 
Lancaster, November 11, 1774, of which his sons-in-law, Moses 
Wallace and Hugh Wilson, were the executors. The inven- 
tory of the estate, made by them on the 6th of December fol- 
lowing, give the value of his plantation £1,200, and that of his 
farming implements, etc., £340 6s. 6d., making a total of £1,540 
6s. 6d. Richard Fulton married, in December, 1744, Isabel 
McChesney, or, as often written in early records, Chesney, the 
Mc being omitted. She was the daughter of William McChes- 
ney ; was born in 1714, and died April, 1779, in Paxtang, and, 
with her husband, buried in the old church grave-yard there. 
They had issue : 

i. William^ b. 1746; under certain conditions, his father left 
him, by his will, three hundred pounds. We have no 
further record of him. 
a. Jean, b. 1748; d. May, 1786 ; m. Moses Wallace, (see Eobert 
Wallace record.) 

2. in. Bichard, b. February 20, 1750; m. Mary Willson. 

3. iv. Isabel, b. 1753; m. Hugh Wilson. 

r. Grizzle, b. 1755; m. Alexander AVilson, (see Wihonrecorel.) 
vL Joseph, b. 1759; d. January 28, 1787 ; m. January 25, 1780, 

by Kev. John Elder, Elizabeth ; and they had 


II. RiCHAKD Fulton,- (Richard, i) b. February 20, 1750, 
in Paxtang township, Dauphin county, Penna. ; d. 1806 ; m. 

222 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

Maey Willson, b. 1760 ; d. November 23, 1815 ; daughter of 
Hugh Willson and Margaret McKnight, and, with her husband, 
interred in Paxtang church-yard. They had issue : 

4, i. Isabel^ b. October 9, 1793; m. John Buffington. 
n. John-William, b. July, 1795. 
' Hi. Bichard, b. August 4, 1797 ; d. February 23, 1851 ; m. Mary 
Ann Boal; no issue. 
iv. Hayes, b. October 2, 1799 ; d. s. p. 

V. Mary- Wilson, b. August 26, 1801 ; m. James Kelton, Esq., 
of Chester county, Penna ; no issue. 

Ill Isabel Fulton, ^ (Richard,^) b. 1753, in Paxtang town- 
ship, Lancaster county, Pa. ; d. 1796, in Derry townshp, Dau- 
phin county. Pa. ; m. April 30, 1772, by Rev. John Elder, 
Hugh Wilson, b. September 24, 1743 ; d. April 20, 1796, in 
Derry township, Dauphin county, Pa. ; buried in Derry church 
grave-yard. They had issue (surname Wilson) : 


i. Isabel, b. March 9, 1773; m. Henry Fulton. 
a. Jean, b. 1775; d. 1823; m. William McTeer, d. 1801 ; and 

had issue (surname McTeer) William, James, Alice, m. 

William Ross, and Jane. 
Hi. Richard, b. 1777 ; d. January, 1809. 
iv. Hugh, b. April 23, 1780 ; d. March 31, 1810 ; buried in Derry 

church graveyard. 

IV. Isabel Fulton, ^ (Richard, ^ Richard, i) b. October 9, 
1793, in Paxtang township, Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. February 
12, 1826, in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried; m. Januarj" 9, 
1816, by Rev. James Buchanan, John Buffington, b. 1786 ; 
d. January 23, 1856, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; son of Thomas Buf- 
fington and Elizabeth, his wife. They had issue (surname Buf- 
fington) : 

6. %. Mary-Hayes, b. November 3, 1816; m. Dr. John H. Fager. 

7. ii. Thomas- Wilson, b. December 9, 1819 ; m. Elizabeth Sydney 


8. m. ^h'zaftei/i-S., b. May 21, 1822; m. James Clark. 

9. iv. Isabella-Fulton, b. November 20, 1824 ; m. A. Fleming Slay- 


Y. Isabel Wilson, ^ (Isabel, ^ Richard, i) b. March 9, 1773 ; 
d., August 1, 1832, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; m., 1788, Henry 
Fulton, b., 1768, in Cecil county, Md. ; d., 1824, at Jefferson- 

Fulton of Paxtang. 223 

ville, Ind. ; was related to the first Kichard Fultou, was a mer- 
chant, and resided at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue (surname 
Fulton;) : 

i. Jane-Ann^ b. August 11, 1789; m. Neville B. Craig, (see 
Neville and Craig.) 
10. a. Jefferson- Wilson, b. 1791 ; m. Susan Thompson. 
Hi. Hi(gh,h. 1793; d. s. p. 
iv. Robert-Gait, (twin,) b. 1793; d., October 24, 1824, at New 

Orleans, La. 
V. George- Washington, b. 1795 ; d., December 12, 1818, at Hen- 
derson, Ky. 

yi. Maey HayesBuffington,* (Isabel, 3 Eichard,^ Eich- 
ard,i) b., November 8, 1816, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; m., March 
29, 1836, by Eev. Mr. Grerrj, John Heney Fager, b., March 
31, 1806, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; d., August 18, 1872, in Harris- 
burg, Pa., and there buried. He received careful training and 
a good education ; read medicine with Dr. Martin Luther, one 
of the more prominent of the early physicians at Harrisburg, 
and attended medical lectures at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. In 1829, he began the practice of his profession at 
Harrisburg, which he continued until his death, a period of 
forty-three years. In 1840, his attention being called to ho- 
moeopathy, the Doctor commenced the stud}^ of that theory, 
and afterwards adopted it in his practice. He was quite a 
successful physician, and enjoyed the confidence of the com- 
munity. Apart from his professional life. Dr. Fager was a 
valued citizen. For thirty-three years he was a member of the 
school-board, during most of which period he was secretaiy or 
treasurer ; for several terms a member of the borough council, 
and for fifty years an active worker in the Sunday-school of 
the First Lutheran Church. He had been previously married 
to Eliza Jones, b. 1810, d. October 17, 1834, daughter of 
James and Mary Jones, and had Albert- J.., who served as first 
lieutenant company B, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh 
Eegiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and now an alderman of 
the city of Harrisburg. Mary Hayes Buifington and John H, 
Fager had issue, all b. in Harrisburg, Pa. (surname Fager) : 

i. Sarah-UIeckner ; d. s. p. 
ii. Jolin-Buffington ; d. s. p. 

224 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hi. Charles-Buffington, b. 1841; was educated in the public 
schools of Harrisburg, read medicine with his father, 
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1864, 
and commenced the practice of his profession at Harris- 
burg ; was a medical cadet in the United States army in 
1862, and contract assistant surgeon in 1864 ; vaccine 
pliysician of Harrisburg, 1866-67, and one of the founders 
of the Homcepathic Medical Society of Dauphin County 
in 1866; m., in 1865, Susan A. Hummel, daughter of 
Valentine Hummel, of Harrisburg, and had issue (sur- 
name Fager) : 

1. Valentine-Hummel, b. December 17, 1866. 

2. Cliarles-Buffington, b. September 4, 1869. 

3. John-Henry, b. October 26, 1877. 
r. Ella- Elizabeth. 

. Bella-Fulton. 
vii. Annie-Mary. 

viii. John-Henry, a physician, m. April 29, 1880, Alice West- 
brook, and had issue (surname Fager) : 

1. Lucy,\). June 26, 1881. 

2. Paul, b. June 22, 1884. 

VII. Thomas Wilson Buffington,'* (Isabel, ^ Eichard,^ 
Eichard,^) b. December 9, 1819; has been ticket-agent for the 
Philadelphia and Eeading Eailroad company at Harrisburg for 
a long time — where he resides; m., October 8, 1843, by Eev. 
A. Atwood, Elizabeth Sydney Chayne. They had issue 
(surname Buffington) : 

i. Elizabeth-C hayne, d. s. p. 
ii. John-Buffington, d. s. p. 
Hi. Mary-Keltin, d. s. p. 
iv. Henry -Augustus, m. Nettie Thomas. 

V. William-Urie. 
vi. Maria-Mytinger , d. s. p. 

VIII. Elizabeth S. Buffington,* (Isabel, ^ Eichard,^ 
Eichard,!) b. May 21, 1822; m. October 23, 1845, James 
Clark, b. February, 9, 1818, in Dauphin county, Pa. ; d. March 
23, 1851, in Huntingdon, Pa. He learned printing in Harris- 
burg with his elder brother, Samuel H. Clark. In August, 
1845, he removed to Huntingdon, Pa., and became the editor 
of the Journal^ continuing as such until his death. Governor 
Johnston appointed him, January 11, 1849, an aid-de-camp on 
his staff, with the rank of lieutenant colonel. As a political 

Fulton of Paxtcmg. 225 

journalist, Mr. Clark had few equals in the State. He left 
issue (surname Clark) : 

i. Isabel-Fulton, d. s. p.' 

ii. Mary- Martin, m. Rev. J. Spangler Kieffer, a minister of the 
Keformed Church, residing at Hagerstown, Md., and had 
issue (surname Kieffer) iLlizabeth-Evffiy-igton ,John- Brain- 
ard, James-Clark, Eleanor- Spanqler , Benri- Grandlenard, 
and Paul. 

Hi. Sydncy-Biffincjion, m. Willism N. Knist]y,and had issue 
(surname Knisely) Elizabeth- Clark. 

( IX. Isabella Fulton BuFFiNGTOisr,^ (Isabel, ^ Eichard,^ 
Eichard,!) b. November 20, 1824; d. May 21, 1885, at the 
Gap, Lancaster county, Pa. She was a woman much loved 
and respected, and a consistent member of the Presbyterian 
church at Bellevne ; m. September 5, 1850, A. Fleming 
Slaymaker, b. March 7, 1823. They had issue (surname 
Slayinaker) : 

i. So2jliia-Elizab€th, b. June 13, 1851 ; m. November 26, 1872, 
Dr. David F. linger, b. September 28, 1843, and had issue 
(surname Unger) : 

1. John-Buffivgton, b. January 19, 1874. 

2. Frederic-F leaning, b. February 14, 1876. 

3. Henry-SJaymaker , b. November 9, 1877. 

4. OsimW-T^osephiis, b. January 22, 1879. 
o. Isahel-Fidton, b. August 7, 1883. 

ii. Tho7nas-Buffington, b. January 26, 1853 ; d. January 13, 1857. 
Hi. Eebeccei- Cochran, b. March 2, 1858. 
iv. Henry-Fleming, b. August 28, 1863. 

X. Jeffeeson Wilson Fulton, ^ (iFabel,^ [Wilson'] 
Isabel, 2 Eichard,!) b. 1791, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. December 
23, 1826, in Allegheny city, Pa. ; was twice married; m., first, 
Susan Thompson, of Jeffersonville, Ind., d. December 8, 1825. 
They had issue : 

i. Susan- Thom2json,d. 1879; m. Augustus F. Washington, of 
Virginia, and had issue (surname Washington) Herbert 
and Elizabeth. 

Mr. Fulton m., secondly, Ann Decatur Lee, of Maysville, 
Ky. No issue. 


226 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. The family of Galbraitli is of the remotest antiquity — 
the tiame being derived from the Celtic. It was in the parish 
of Baldunoch, county Stirling, that the Galbraiths of Baldu- 
noch, chiefs of the name, had their residence. In Frazer's sta- 
tistical account of the inhabitants of the Isle of Gigha, the fol- 
lowing occurs: "The majority of them are of the names of 
Galbraith and McNeill, the former reckoned the more ancient. 
The Galbraitiis in the Gaelic language are called Breatannieh, 
that is Britons, or the children of the Briton, and were once 
reckoned a great name in Scotland according to the following 
lines translated from the Gaelic : 

" Galbraiths from the Eed Tower, 
Noblest of Scottish surnames." 

The first of the name of whom we have any mention is 
John Galbraith i, who was the father of the following. He 
probably died before the emigration of his sons from Ireland 
to America : 

2. i. James, b. 1666; m. Kebecca Chambers. 

n. John ; m. and left issue, but further than tliis fact we have 
no knowledge. After his arrival in America he remained 
several years in Philadelphia. Some of his children set- 
tled west of the Susquehanna, in now York or Adams 
county, and their descendants emigrated to Kentucky. 

II. James Galbraith, ^ son of John Galbraith, ^ of Scotch 
parentage, was born, in 1666, in the north of Ireland, from 
whence he emigrated about the year 1718, settling in Cones- 
toga afterwards, Donegal, township, then Chester county, Prov 
ince of Penna. He was one of the founders of old Deny 
church, a man of prominence, and the head of a remarkable 

GoTbraith of Donegal. 227 

family. He died August 28, 1744, and is buried in the old 
grave-yard at Derry. His wife was Bebecca Chambees, 
daughter of Arthur Chambers. Of his children, we have the 
following : 

3. i. Johti, b. 1690 •, m. Janet . 

, 4. ii. Andrew, b. 1692; m. and left issue. 
5. Hi. James, b. 1703; m. Elizabeth Bertram. 

iv. Eleanor, m., February 27, 1735, Patrick McKinley, and 
had issue, (surname McKinley), John, Joseph, and Janet. 
V. Isabel, m., October 21, 1735, Alexaiider^JMcMillaru) 
iv. Bebecca, d. in 1748; m. Stewarf, and had issue (sur- 
name Stewart) Charles, Eobert, William, Frances, and 

III. John Galbeaith,^ (James, ^ John,i) b. about 1690, in 
Ireland ; d. October, 1753, in Donegal township, Lancaster 
county. Pa. ; settled along Donegal Meeting- House run, about 
one and three fourths miles below his brother, Andrew, in 1718 ; 
was a miller by trade, and built a grist and saw-mill, in 1721, 
at the run along the "great road,'' which, very likely, branched 
from the Paxtang and Conestoga road some miles east of Mount 
Joy, and extended through the Scotch-Irish settlement to the 
Conoy Indian town; he also kept an "ordinary; " was elected 
sheriff of the county of Lancaster in 1731 ; and was a member 
of the first jury drawn in that county. He married Janet 
, b. about 1693, and they had issue: 

6. i. Robert, b. 1715; m. Rebecca . 

ii. Elizabeth. 
Hi. Margaret. 

IV. Andeew GrALBEAiTH,3 (James,^ John,i) b. about 1692, 
in the North of Ireland ; came to America with his father, and 
settled along the run which has its source at Donegal meeting- 
house, now Lancaster county, Penna., in the year 1718. Upon 
the organization of the county of Lancaster, he was appointed 
the first coroner, afterwards, in 1730, one of the justices of the 
court of common pleas and quarter sessions, a position he held 
six years. In 1732, he and his neighbor, George Stewart, were 
candidates for the General Assembly. At that time none but 
freeholders were allowed to vote, and the only polling place 

228 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

was the town of Lancaster, where all voters were obliged to 
go. Mr. Galbraith took no active part in the canvas himself, 
bnt his wife mounted her favorite mare, Nelly, and rode out 
through the Scotch-Irish settlement, and persuaded them to go 
with her to the county town. She appeared at the court-house 
leading a procession of mounted men, whom she halted and ad- 
dressed. The effect was that her husband was triumphantly 
elected. After his first election he seems to have had no op- 
position. He took out a patent for two hundred and twelve and 
one half acres. May 2, 1737; and was one of the first ruling 
elders of old Donegal church ; appointed a justice of the peace 
in 1730, a position he held until 1747, when he removed west 
of the Susquehanna; he served several years in the Provincial 
Assembly, and was one of the most prominent of the pioneer 
settlers — a safe and trustworthy offi.cer. After the year 1746, 
when he disposed of his farm, very little is of record concern- 
ing him. Of his children, we have only the following : 

i. John^ b. 1717; m. Jennett McCullough. 
a. Arthur; on the 22d of September, 1766, took up two hun- 
dred and fifty acres of land on Shaver's creek. 
Hi. Bohert, d. prior to 1768; m. and left Ann, aged sixteen 

Y. James Galbraith,^ (James, ^ John,)i b., 1703, in the 
north of Ireland; d., June 11, 1786, in East Pennsboro' twp., 
Cumberland co., Penna.; buried in Derry Church grave-yard; 
he took up a tract in now Derry township, Dauphin county, on 
Spring creek not far from the church glebe, the warrant therefor 
being granted him the 13th of March, 1737; he became a man 
of note on the frontiers, and the early provincial records of 
Pennsylvania contain frequent reference to him; was elected 
sheriff of the county in October, 1742 ; for many years was 
one of the justices for the count}^ of Lancaster, and served as 
an officer during the Indian wars of 1755-1763; towards the 
revolutionary period he removed to Cumberland county. He 
married, April 6, 1734, in Chrifet church, Philadelphia, Eliz- 
abeth -Bertram, b.,1714, in the north of Ireland; d., Febru- 
ary 2, 1799,' in Derry township, Dauphin county, Penna., the 

G 'libra ith of Donegal 1%) 

daughter of Rsv. William Bertram ; * she was a woman of rare 
acomplishments and excellence. The}^ had issue: 

%. Willinm, b. 1736 ; nothing further is known of him. 

8. ii. Bertram, b. September 2i, 1738; m., first, Ann Scott; sec- 

ondly, Henrietta Huling. 
Hi. Bobert, h. 17 iO; d. January 1804, in Huntingdon county. 

Pa.; was commissioned president judge of the county, 

November 23, 1787. 
iv. Dorcas, b. 1742; m. John Buchanan. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 1744; m. Clarence Torrance. 
vi. Thomas, b. 1746. 

9. vii. John, b. 1748; m. and had issue. 
10. via. Andrew, b. 1750 ; m. Barbara Kyle. 

* William Bertram was born, February 2, 1674, in the city of 
Edinburg, Scotland. He received his education in the university of 
his native place, studied for the ministry, and was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Bangor, Ireland, who gave him "ample testimonials of 
his ordination, ministerial qualifications, and regular Christian con- 
versation." He married, about 1706, Elizabeth Gillespie, and their 
children were John and Elizabeth. During one of those periodical 
political excitements in the British Isles, the son disappeared, and 
his parents, under the impression he had come to America, determ- 
ined, if possible, to ascertain his whereabouts, and came to Pennsyl- 
vania about the year 1730. Failing in their search they decided to re- 
main in this country, and the following year we find the Rev. Mr. 
Bertram unanimously received by Donegal Presbytery, which he 
joined. At the same time George Renick presented him an invitation 
to settle at Paxtang and Derry, which he accepted. He was installed 
November 17, 1732, at the meeting-house on Swatara. The congre- 
gations then appointed representatives, who executed to Bertram the 
right and title to the "Indian town tract," situated in Hanover 
township, on the north side of the Swatara, containing three hundred 
and fifty acres. On the settlement of Rev. Bertram the congregation 
in Swatara took the name of Derry, and the upper congregation, on 
Spring Creek, was styled Paxtang. In 1735, Mr. Bertram complained 
of the "intolerable burden" he was under with the two congregations, 
and September 13, 1736, he was released' from tiie care of Paxtang. 
The Rev. William Bertram died on the 2d of May, 1746, aged seventy- 
two, and his remains are interred in Derry Church grave-yard, his 
wife dying prior thereto. He was a faithful minister of the Gospel. 
It may be stated that, thi-ough his marriage with Miss Gillespie, his 
descendants became heirs to a handsome estate in Edinburgh. Ef- 
forts were made to secure this, but the difficulties inherent upon 
proving descent, we presume, have been the means of keeping the 
rightful parties from enjoying this patrimony. 

230 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VI. Robert Galbraith,'^ (John,^ James, ^ John,^) b. about 
1715, in the north of Ireland; d. March 8, 1748, in Donegal 

township, Lancaster county, Penn'a. ; m. Rebecca . 

The J had issue : 

11. i. John, b. 1739; m. Mary McCormick. 

12. ii Behecca, b. 1742; m. Ephraim Blaine. 

Mrs. Rebecca Gralbraith, subsequently married Captain John 
Byers, son of David Byers of Donegal ; who afterwards remov- 
ed to Cumberland county, Penn'a. ; he was an officer in the 
French and Indian wars, and a man of prominence in provincial 

YII. John" Calbraith,* (Andrew, ^ James, ^ John,i) b. 
about 1717, in Donegal township, Lancaster county Pa. ; d. 
January 20, 1757, in Cumberland county, Penn'a., and was 
buried in Silvers Spring church-yard ; m. A|)ril 23, 1742, Jen- 
NETT McCuLLOUGH. They had issue : 

13. i. James, b. 1743; m. Martha McClellan. 
ii. Jennett, b 1745. 

m. Sarah, b. 1747. 

14. iv. Robert, b. 1748; m. Mary . 

YIII. Bertram G-albraith,^ (James, ^ James, ^ John,i) 
b., September 24, 1738, in Deny township, Lancaster, now 
Dauphin, county, Penna. ; d., March 9, 1804, in Cumberland 
county, Penna., while on a visit to his brother, Andrew. He 
received the best education the schools of that day afforded, 
and studied surveying, a profession he followed many years. 
During the French and Indian wars, Colonel Galbraith served 
as an officer in a company of rangers formed for the protection 
of the frontiers. From 1760 to 1775, acting in his professional 
capacity, he surveyed the greater portion of the lands located 
in the present counties of Dauphin, Perry, and Juniata. He 
was a member of the provincial convention of January 23, 
1775 ; delegate to the provincial conference of June 18, 1776, 
and member of the Constitutional convention of July 15, 1776. 
During that year was elected colonel of one of the Lancaster 
battalions of associators, and on duty in the Jerseys during 
the greater portion of that year, serving also as a member of 

Oalbraith of Donegal. 231 

the Assembly 1776-1777. On June 3, 1777, he was appointed 
county lieutenant ; November 8, one of the commissioners to 
collect clothing for the army ; and December 16, appointed by 
the Assembly to take subscriptions for the continental loan. 
He acted as one of the commissioners which met at New Haven, 
Conn., November 22, 1777, to regulate the prices of commodi- 
ties in the States. After four years of excessive and exhaustive 
labor, Colonel Galbraith was compelled to resign the office of 
county lieutenant, but remained in service as an officer of the 
militia until the restoration of peace. In 1789, he was ap- 
pointed one of the commissioners to view the Juniata and Sus- 
quehanna, and mark the places where locks or canals were 
necessary to render these streams navigable. He was ap- 
pointed deputy surveyor November 4, 1791, and, while acting 
as such, took up large tracts in Lykens Yalley, but, dying be- 
fore patents were issued to him, his heirs lost them all in the 
numberless litigations which ensued. Colonel Gralbraith was 
twice married; m. first, March 30, 1759, Ann Scott, b. De- 
cember 26, 1741 ; d. June 29, 1793 ; daughter of Josiah Scott, 
of Donegal. They had issue : 

i. Josiah; m. and had two sons, one of whom, 5erirom, m. 
his cousin, Mary, and settled in Milton, Pa. ; they also 
had two sons; Josiah 's family, except Bertram's son, 
William, went to the West at an early day, and there is 
no record of any, save that the younger son was engaged 
in the Indian war in Minnesota in 1862. 

a. Samuel- Scott; studied medicine ; assisted in laying out the 
town of Bainbridge ; was twice married ; first wife, 
Margaret, b. 1772, d. April 29, 1801 ; second wife, Juliet, 
b. 1774; d. April 1, 1813; he had two sons, Dr. Bertram 
and James ; the former married, first, a Miss Reigart, of 
Lancaster, and secondly, Miss Lehman, of the same 
place, who, after the Doctor's death, ^became the wife of 
Colonel James Cameron. (> ^ : 

Hi. Elizabeth; d. near Washington village, Lancaster county. 

Pa. ; m. Dr. Leckey Murray, of Lancaster, Pa. 
iv. Mary; d. s. p. 

V. Henrietta; d. prior to 1804; m. David Cook, and had issue 
(surname Cook) Bertram., d. s. p., and Mary -Ann., m. 
Henry Carpenter, who left issue (surname Carpenter) 
James-Cook, Dr. Henry, Maria-Louisa, and Isaac-A. 

232 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

vi. Jean, b. 1772; d. January 13, 1842; m. David Elder, [see 

Elder record.) 
vii. Ann; m. Thomas Bayley, b. January 6, 1762; d. February 

9, 1807 ; son of John Bayley, of Donegal ; no issue. 
via. James; m., April 6, 1810, liosetta Work, daughter of 

Joseph Work, of Donegal: they lived on the island in 

the Susquehanna, opposite the village of Bainbridge ; 

there was issue : 

1. Sarah-Worh ; d. unra. 

2. Julia; d. unm. 

3. Mary; m. her cousin, Bertram Galbraith, of 

Milton, Pa. 

4. Annetta; m. a physician ; no issue. 

5. Work, went to Ohio when a lad, and d. there at 

the age of twenty-one. 
ix. William-Bertram, b. October 19, 1779; d. November 24, 
1835; m, Sarah Hays, b. December 11,1774; d. July 11, 
1839 ; daughter of John and Eleanor Hays. 

Colonel Galbraith m., secondly, February 15, 1798, Henri- 
etta HuLlNG, of Isle Ben venue. They had issue : 

X. Sarah, m. Samuel Morris, of Philadelphia, and they had 
issue (surname Morris) : Henrietta, Elizabeth, Sarah, 
Samuel, and Bichard. 

15. xi. Bertram-Gillespie, b. May 9, 1804; m. Eliza Eager Bell. 

After Colonel Gralbraith's death, his widow married George 
Green, of Easton, Penna., and they had issue (wsurname Green) : 
Charles, d. unm. ; George, of Princeton, N. J., and Henrietta, 
of Easton, Pa. 

IX. John" Galbraith,* (James, ^ James, ^ John,^) b. about 
1748 ; served in the war of the Eevolution ; was taken prisoner 
at the battle of Long Island, and suffered great hardships while 
in captivity; after the close of the war, he resided some time 
in Huntingdon county, from whence he removed to Butler 
county. Pa., about 1798, and where he remained until his death. 
Of his children, we have the following : 

i. Alexander, m. and left issue in Butler county. Pa. 
ii. James; became a physician of prominence. 

16. m. Jy/iH, b. 1794; m. Amy Ayres. 

X. Andrevs^ Galbraith,'* (James,^ James, ^ John,i) b. 
about 1750, in Derry township, Lancaster county. Pa. ; d. 

Oalhraith of Donegal. 233 

March. 1806, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county, 
Pa. ; m. in 1780, Barbara Kyle, b. in Donegal township, 
Lancaster county. Pa. ; daughter of John Kyle. They had 
issue : 

i. Jean, b. 1781 ; m. Matthew Miller, and had (sui-name Mil- 
ler) Andrew-Galbraith. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 1784. ^ 

17. Hi. Julianna, b. 1786; m. AVilliam McITeill Irvine. 

iv. Mary, [Molly,] b. 1789 ; m. February 13, 1810, Micliael Ege. 

18. V. Sarah [Sally] TT., b. January 25, 1791 ; m. John Bannister 

vi. Barhara, b. 1793. 
vii. Dorccts, b. 1795. 
via. J\ra7ick, [Agnes,] b. 1797. 

XI. John G-albraith,^ (Robert,^ John,^ James, ^ John,i) 
b. about 1739, in Donegal township, Lancaster county, Penna. ; 
d. prior to 1803, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland 
county, Penn'a ; served in the EevolutionaRy war, and was 
taken prisoner at the battle of Long IslaitdT; m. Mary MeCeft- y>l< 
MICK. They had issue : 

i. Thomas, 
ii. James- Mc Cor mick. 
Hi. John, m. and left issue. 
iv. Elizabeth, m. Patrick Hays. 

V. Dorcas. 

19. vi. Robert, xn. and left issue. 
vii. Arjnes. 

via. Mary, 
ix. William Bertram. 

XII. Rebecca GrALBRAiTH,^ (Robert, ^ John,^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. 1747, in Donegal township, Lancaster county. Pa. ; 
d. about 1780, in Middleton township, Cumberland county. Pa. ; 
m. June 26, 1765, Ephraim Blaine, b. May 26, 1711, in the 
north of Ireland; d. February 16, 1804, in Middleton township, 
Cumberland county. Pa. ; son of James and Elizabeth Blaine. 
The elder Blaine, born of Scotch ancestry, came with his fam- 
ily from the north of Ireland, in the vicinity of Londonderry, 
to America prior to 1745, and settled in Toboyne township, 
Cumberland county. Pa. He took up a large tract of land on the 
south side of the Juniata river, as did each of his children a 

234 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

few years later. He became an influential man on the then 
frontiers of the Province, and was quite prominent in affairs 
during the French and Indian wars, as well towards the close 
of his life in the struggle for independence. He died at his 
residence in Toboyne township, in July, 1792, well advanced 
in years, leaving a wife, EHzabeth, and nine children. The 
eldest of these was Ephraim, who received a classical educa- 
tion at the school of the Rev. Dr. Alison, in Chester county, 
and was recommended by him for an ensigncy in the provin- 
cial service as being "a gentleman of good family." He was 
appointed commissary sergeant, and, during the Bouquet expe- 
dition to the westward in 1763, was connected with the Second 
Provincial regiment. From 1771 to 1773, he served as sheriff 
of Cumberland county. At the outset of the revolutionary 
struggle, he entered heartily into the contest, and assisted in 
raising a battalion of Associators, of which he was commissioned 
lieutenant colonel, holding the position until his appointment, 
by the Supreme Executive Council, as county lieutenant of 
Cumberland, April 5, 1777. This office he resigned in August 
following, when he entered the commissary department in the 
continental establishment. He was commissioned commissary 
general of purchases, February 19, 1778, a position he held over 
three years, including one of the most trying periods of the 
war — the cantonment at Yalley Forge. He was a man of large 
fortune, and the record shows that, during that long and severe 
winter, with the aid of personal friends, he made an advance 
of $600,000 for the use of the patriot army. Millions of dol- 
lars passed through his hands without a suspicion of his purity 
and disinterestedness. Owing to his personal sacrifices, how- 
ever. Col. Blaine's estate became impaired, although his 
fortune remained ample. While in the service, he enjoyed the 
confidence of Washington and his fellow officers. It was at 
his home that the first president remained during his week's 
stay at Carlisle when on the so-called Whisky Insurrection of 
1794. Subsequently, Col. Blaine retired to his farm in Middle- 
ton township, Cumberland county, where he closed his emi- 
nently patriotic and honorable career in his sixty-third year. He 
was twice married — his second wife being Sarah E. Duncan; 

Oalhraith of Donegal. 235 

widow of John Duncan, of Carlisle, and daughter of Col. Samuel 
Postlethwaite, and they had one son, Ephraim^ who d. s. p. Bj 
first wife, Eebecca Galbraith, there was issue six children, of 
whom we have only the following (surname Blaine) : 

i. James, d. 1832; m., first, Jean ; secondly, Margaret 

Lyon, (see Lyon record.) 
ii. Bohert, d. January, 1826; m. Anna Susanna Metzgar, and 
there was issue (surname Blaine) : 

1. Rebecca, m. Rev. Jeremiah Chamberlain, D. D. 

2. Anna- Susanna, ra. Samuel Alexander. 

3. Ephraim-Metzgar. 

4. JLleanor, b. 1789; d. January 9, 1839; m., first, 

Dr. Levi Wheaton, b. September 6, 1796; d. 
September 24, 1824, and had issue (surname 
Wheaton): Ellen-Blaine, d. s. p., and Mary- 
Blaine, d. s. p.; m., secondly, John Hays, b. 
1794; d. April, 29, 1854, and had issue (sur- 
name Hays) : Bohert, d. s. p., John, m. Jenny 
Smead, and Mary-Blaine, m. Richard Mulligan. 

5. Mary. 

6. James, d. s. p. 

Hi. David, d. December, 1804; m. Isabella Hill, and they had 
issue, among others (surname Blaine) : 

1. Bohert, m. and liad John, David, and William. 

2. .JEjjhraim. 

XIII. James G-albraith,^ (John,-* Andrew, ^ James, ^ 
John,i) b. about 1741 ; d. prior to 1790 ; was a soldier of the 
PeDnsylvania Line in the Revolution; in 1783, resided in 
" Washington borough, near Carhsle ; " m. Martha McClel- 
LAN, daughter of John McClellan,* of Donegal. They had 
issue : 

i. John, 
ii. Behecca, m. July 18, 1793, David Herron. 

XIV. Robert Galbraith,^ (John,* Andrew, ^ James, ^ 
John.i) b. about 1748, in Cumberland county, Penna. d. in 

*J0HN McClellan had sons, William-Georqe, d. a prisoner of 
war in New York, Colonel James, d. at Mercersburg, and Dr. John, 
d. at Greencastle. His daughters were Martha, m. James Galbraith, 
and others, who married, respectively, John Holliday, William Holli- 
day. Captain John Blair, of Blair county, and Samuel Culbertson, 
Mr. McDowell, and Mr. Ramsey, of Franklin county, Penna. 

236 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1795, in Allen township, Cumberland county, Pa. ; m. Mary 
. They had issue : 

i. J^ancy, [Agnes,] m. James Pollock. 
n. Elizabeth, m. Benjamin Hunt. 
Hi, Mary, m. William Wray 
iv. James. 

V. Jane, m. Joseph ^V^il^i^i^s 
vi. Eohert,h. 1782. 
vii. John, b. 1784. 

XV. Bertram Gillespie Galbraith,^ (Bertram,'^ James, ^ 
James, 2 John,!) b., May 9, 1804, at Bainbridge, Lancaster 
county, Pa.; d. April 80, 1848, at Bainbridge; m. February 
23, 1832, Eliza Fager Bell, the youngest daughter of John 
Bell and Elizabeth Clouser, of Middle Paxtang township, 
Dauphin county, Pa. John Bell was the only child of William 
Bell and his wife, Catharine Park, of Scotch-Irish birth, and 
who came to America on the same vessel which conveyed John 
and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism. Mrs. Gal- 
braith, for a period of twenty 3' ears, was postmistress at Bain- 
bridge, resigning only by reason of her advanced years; being 
left a widow with a large family, she felt the necessity of 
bringing into action all her energies and business qualifications 
to the better support of her children. All her six sons were 
in the civil war and did faithful service. Mr. and Mrs. Gal- 
braith had issue : 

i. William-Bell, b. October 15, 1833, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. 
Elizabeth Lane, of Mount Joy, Pa., and had Frank-Lane ; 
resides in Havana, 111. 

ii. James- Carpenter, b. July 9, 1835, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 

July 18, 1872, unm., in Bainbridge, Pa. 
Hi. John-Fager, b. July 23, 1837,in Bainbridge, Pa.; m. Henri- 
etta Hoff, of Bainbridge, and had Eliza, Laura, William, 
Catharine, John,^ d. s. p., Henry, Bohert, and John'; re- 
sides in Philadelphia, Pa. 

iv. Jefferson-Green, b. July 28, 1839, in Marietta, Pa. ; m. Mary 
Filbert, of Bainbridge, Pa., and had Emily, Charles, 
Mary,d. s. p., Wildey,d. s. p., and Annie- Filbert ; re- 
sides in Philadelphia. 

V. FranUin-Grush, b. March 7, 1842, in Marietta, Pa. ; m. 
Annie N. Meyer, of Harrisburg, Pa., (deceased,) and had 
Nettie- Elizabeth and Annie-Meyer, d. s. p. ; resides in 
Bainbridge, Pa. 

Oalbraiih of Donegal. 237 

vi. Bertram-Gillespie^ b. September 7, 1845, in Bainbridge, Fa. ; 
m. Miriam Keese, of Mount Joy, Pa., and had Miriam., 
Helen., and Aurelia\ resides in Wrightsville, Pa. 

XVI. John GtALBEAITHj^ (Jolin,^ James, ^ James, ^ John,i) 
b. 1794, in Huntingdon county, Penna. ; d. June 15, 1860, in 
Erie, Pa. His father removing to Butler county, Penna., to- 
wards the close of the century, he was brought up on the farm^ 
When a young man he commenced teaching school, and later 
on began the study of law in the office of Gen. William Ayres 
of Butler, and was admitted to the bar at the age of twenty- 
three. He shortly after removed to Franklin, Yenango county, 
Penn'a, where he rose rapidly both in his profession and in 
popular esteem. His first official position was as a member of 
Assembly, to which he was elected three times. He was elected 
to Congress as a democrat in 1832, 1831:, and 1838. In 1837 
he removed to Erie, where he resided until his death. On retir- 
ing from Congress in 1840, he practiced law until the fall of 1851, 
when he was elected president judge for Erie, Crawford, and War- 
ren counties. His death occurred before the expiration of his term 
of office. Judge Galbraith was one of the foremost men in pro- 
moting the various public enterprises that gave the first strong im- 
pulse to Erie county. He was the pioneer in projecting the rail- 
road from Erie to the Ohio State line, and aided greatly in reviving 
the long dormant proposed railroad from Erie to Sunbury, now 
the Philadelpia and Erie railroad. One of his favorite ideas, 
the establishment of a prison for youthful offenders exclusively, 
has been adopted by the State in the institution at Huntingdon 
and elsewhere. Judge Galbraith, married in May, 1822, Amy 
Ayees, daughter of Kev. Robert Ayres an Episcopalian min- 
ister, long a resident of Brownsville, Fayette county. Pa., and 
a brother of Gen. William Ayres. Mrs. Galbraith died March 
2, 1868, in the city of Philadelphia. They had issue : 

20. i. William- Ayres, b. May 9, 1823; m. Fanny Davenport. 

a. Elizabeth- Ann, m. William S. Lane, of Erie, now a prac- 
ticing lawyer of Plailadelpliia. 

XYII. JuliannaGalbeaith, 5 (Andrew,* James, 3 James, 2 
John, ^ ) b. about 1786, in Cumberland county, Pa. ; d. Janu- 
ary 13, 1862, in Philadelphia, at the residence of her son Wil- 

238 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

liam Callender Irvine ; buried m Laurel Hill cemetery ; m. 
July 26, 1808, William McNeill Irvine, b. about 1778, in 
Carlisle, Pa. ; d. September 25, 1854, in Harrisburg, Pa., and 
there buried. He was the second son of Gen. William Irvine, 
of the Revolution, and Anne Callender, daughter of Capt. 
Robert Callender, of Middlesex, Cumberland county, Pa. He 
was educated at Dickinson College, where he graduated; sub- 
sequently studied law with Judge Thomas Duncan, and was 
admitted to the Cumberland county bar in 1702. He after- 
wards located at Harrisburg, and was admitted to the Dauphin 
county bar at an adjourned court March, 1807. He entered 
the United States army as captain May 8, 1808, in the regiment 
of light artillery, and was stationed several years at New Or- 
leans. He left the army, by resignation, about 1811 or 1812, 
and resumed the practice of law at Sunbury. In July, 1813, 
he was acting Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, which duties 
he performed until his appointment by the President of the 
United States as colonel of the Forty-second regiment United 
States infantry, August 4, 1813. At the close of the war he 
resigned, and located at Harrisburg, and was appointed deputy 
attorney general for the counties of Dauphin and Northumber- 
land ; subsequently commissioned by Gov. Snyder, Septem- 
ber 14, 1815, escheator general of the State, which position he 
filled until the abolishment of the office. From 1819 to 1821 
he was Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, and had previously, 
1818-19, represented the county of Dauphin in the State Leg- 
islature, and to him is due the credit for originating the bill au- 
thorizing and directing the erection of the capitol building at 
Harrisburg. From about the year 1826 to 1850, he resided 
at Gettysburg. In 1847, Gov. Shunk appointed him law judge 
for the York and Adams district on the expiration of Judge 
Durkee's term, but he resigned shortly after, owing to some 
difficulty with the members of the bar and efforts made to im- 
peach him. Col. Irvine was a brilliant pleader, but not a law- 
yer, and hence his failure in the judicial station to which he 
had been elevated. He returned to Harrisburg, where he re- 
sumed the practice of the law for awhile, and subsequently 
died there. He was an excellent military officer, a gentleman 

GaTbraith of Donegal. 239 

of fine personal appearance, tall and commanding, of good 
conversational powers, a delightful companion, and for a period 
of thirty years was quite prominent and influential in public 
affairs. They left issue (surname Irvine) : 

i. Andrew-Galbraith, a physician of prominence in Warren 

county, Pa., and died a few years since. 
a. William-Callender, formerly in the quartermaster's depart- 
ment, United States Army; now residing in Philadel- 

XYIII. Sarah W. GrALBRAiTH,^ (Andrew, ^ James, ^ James, ^ 
Eobert,!) b. January 25, 1791; d. May 2, 1853, in Carlisle, 
Pa. ; m. in 1810, John Bannister Gibson, b. November 8, 
1780, in Shearman's Yalley, now Perry county. Pa. ; d. May 
2, 1853, in the city of Philadelphia ; buried in Carlisle, Pa. 
He was of Scotch-Irish descent, and the son of Colonel Greorge 
Gibson, who fell in the defeat of St. Clair, on the 4th of Nov- 
ember, 1791. He entered Dickinson College, graduated there- 
from, and entered the law office of his kinsman, Thomas Dun- 
can. He was admitted to the Cumberland county bar at the 
March term, 1803. In 1810, be was elected to the Pennsylva- 
nia Legislature, and in 1812, appointed president judge for the 
Eleventh judicial district, composed of the counties of Tioga, 
Bradford, Susquehanna, and Luzerne. Upon the death of 
Judge Brackenridge, in 1816, Governor Snyder appointed 
Judge Gibson associate judge of the Supreme Court of Penn- 
sylvania. Under the act of Assembly of April 8, 1826, the num- 
ber of Supreme Court judges was increased from three to five. 
The year following. Chief Justice Tilghman died, when Judge 
Gibson succeeded him. In 1838, at the date of the adoption of 
the then new Constitution of the State, he resigned his office, but 
was immediately re-appointed by Governor Eitner. In 1851, 
when the judiciary became elective, his seat became vacant. 
He, however, was reelected an associate justice, and discharged 
the high functions of that office until his death. No greater 
enconium can be passed upon him than is inscribed upon the 
marble shaft which marks the place of his repose — from the 
pen of that late eminent jurist. Jeremiah S. Black. Mr. and 
Mrs. Gibson had issue (surname Gibson) : 

240 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Margaretta, m. Col. Cliarles McClure, and left issue, 
n. Annie^ m. Milnor Roberts, civil engineer, and left issue, 
m, Sarah, m. liichard Anderson, U. S. army, and had issue. 
iv. John-Bannister, d. unm. 
V. George, U. S. A. ; m. Fannie Hunt. 

XIX. Robert Galbraith,^ (John,^ Robert,^ Jolan,^ 
James, 3 Robert, i) d. March, 1787. They had issue: 

i. Samuel, m. Feb. 27, 1789, Mary Decker. 
ii. James. 
Hi. John, 
iv. William. 

V. Elizabeth, 
vi. Mary. 

XX. William Ayres Galbraith, ^ (John, ^ John,* James, ^ 
James, 2 Robert, ^) b. May 9, 1823, in Franklin county. Pa.. 
He was educated at Allegheny College, Meadville, and at the 
academy in Erie, upon his father's removal to that town in 
1837 ; studied law with his father, being admitted to the bar 
May 9, 1844, on his twenty-first birthday. In September of 
the same year he entered Dane Law School, Harvard Univer- 
sity, of which Judge Joseph Story and Prof. Simon Greenleaf 
were the instructors, and there graduated in 1845. Returning 
to Erie, he began the practice of the law. In 1846 he was ap- 
pointed by Judge Kane, then Attorney General of the State, 
Deputy Attorney General for Erie county, in which oflice he 
continued until 1850. Taking an active part in politics, he 
was a delegate to the Democratic State convention of 1846, 
and of several succeeding ones. He was a delegate to the 
JSTational convention at Charleston in 1860, and at Chicago in 
1864. In 1876 he was elected president judge of Erie county, 
as a people's candidate, although the Republican party ticket 
had about 2,600 majority. His term of office expires in 1887. 
Judge Galbraith m., May 25, 1846, Fanny Davenport, 
daughter of Captain William Davenport, of Erie. They had 

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Hon. Andrew GtREGG, who served as member and Senator 
in the councils of the nation from 1791 to 1813, left anfinished 
a sketch of family history which he commenced preparing in 
his old age, for " my own satisfaction," as he expresses it, " than 
for any other reason," which is interesting enough to excite a 
general regret that he did not complete it. He says : 

My parents were both natives of Ireland. My father, whose 
name was Andrew, was born within the Liberties of London- 
derry, where the family resided. His father's name was John, 
and there my knowledge of ancestry in that line stops. I 
never heard him say from whom his father had descended, 
but believe, from information derived through other channels, 
that they were a Scotch family, which migrated to Ireland soon 
after the accession of William and Mary to the British throne. 

My grandfather had three sons, John, David, and Andrew, 
and one daughter named Eachel, John remained in Ireland 
engaged in the business of trading, and became wealthy. He 
had a son called Andrew, who came to this country on business 
of his father's while I was at the academy in Newark, (Dela- 
ware,) where he called to see me, but I unfortunately happened 
to be away, and we never met. He returned to Ireland, and 
on his father's death succeeded him in the management of his 

David and my father and their sister Eachel all married in 
Ireland, and all came to this country in the same vessel. They 
landed at Boston, and traveled into New Hampshire, where 
David settled and raised a large family, some of whose de- 
scendants occupy the very spot where he made his first estab- 
lishment. I have received letters from three young men. who 
trace their origin back to that root, and who, I would pi-esume, 

242 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

judging from their letters, are men of considerable promise. 
One of tLem, a full namesake of mine, is living, as a trader, 
in the northern part of the State of New York or at Montreal. 
Another, I think, is a clergyman, settled near Salem, Mass., 
where his father resides pursuing the business of a chemist. 
The third became a lawyer, and is now settled at Indianapolis. 

I will here just mention two anecdotes calculated to show 
that family relationship is often discovered by family likeness 
in branches far removed from the original stock. While in 
Congress, in 1793 or '94, Mr. Forster, a member of that body 
from the State of New Hampshire, asked me if I had any re- 
lations in that State. On my answering in the affirmative, he 
said he had been led to make the inquiry struck with the im- 
posing likeness betwixt me and Colonel Gregg, who had been 
the opposing candidate to him at the late election. 

On my first introduction to Governor Clinton, when he be- ' 
came Yice President, he asked me whether I was a native of 
Pennsylvania. I told him I was. He then said there is so strik- 
ing a resemblance betwixt you and a young man named James 
Gregg, who was a lieutenant in my brigade during the Eevo- 
lution, that when I saw you my first impression was that you 
must be his brother. He was of a New England family then 
settled in the State of New York. He then related the story, 
often published in the newspapers, of that officer having been 
shot, scalped, and left for dead by the Indians, and rescued by 
a detachment sent by the commanding ofiicer of the garrison,* 
where he had been stationed, and directed to the place where 
he lay, by his dog. 

My father and Solomon Walker, the husband of their sister, 
Rachel, not pleased with the prospect of a settlement in New 
Hampshire, returned to Boston, and shipped for Philadelphia, 
but landed at Newcastle. I do not recollect the particular 
year of their arrival, but it was during the administration of 
Sir William Keith, and most probably in the autumn of 
1732.f The winter immediately succeeding their landing 

*Fort Schuyler, N. Y., Dr. Lossing relates the story in 1st vol. 
Field Book of the Revolution, page 252. 
t Quaere, 1726 ? 

Oregg and Cartin. 243 

they spent at a furnace, belonging to Keith, on Christiana 
creek near the town of Newark in the State of Delaware, In 
the following spring thev moved up the country and com- 
menced their settlement at a place called. Chestnut Level, near 
the southern bounds of Lancaster countj^ In making their 
location they were both unfortunate, my father doubly so. 
Not being qualified to judge of land by superficial appearance, 
their attention was arrested by the flourishing growth of young 
chestnut timber with which that district was covered, and they 
concluded that land which produced such thrifty timber was 
just what they were in pursuit of. In proceeding onwards the 
fine, fertile valleys of Pequea and Conestoga lay before them, 
and a five pound warrant, followed up by settlement, would 
have insured them four hundred acres of land, which, at the 
present time, would sell from $50 to $100 per acre. In addi- 
tion to the injudicious selection made by my father, a warrant 
had. issued, for it to William Meteer, of a date anterior to his 
settlement. He continued to reside on it until 1748, when, to 
avoid a law suit, he sold his claim to his adversary. 

During the residence of my father at Chestnut Level, his 
wife died, leaving him with six children. He became the hus- 
band of my mother in somewhat less than two years after the 
death of his first wife. My mother's maiden name was Jane 
Scott. Her father, AVilliam Scott, lived in the county of Ar- 
magh, Ireland, whence he emigrated and settled at Chestnut 
Level. His family, at the time of his arrival, consisted of him- 
self, wife, two sons, Moses and Thomas, and four daughters, 
Elizabeth, Margery, Jane, my mother, and Fanny. Moses set- 
tled, and lived until his death, near Newark, Delaware. He 
was a respectable man, and possessed good standing both in 
church and State. He raised a large family, the majority of 
them sons. 

Thomas, with his family, migrated to the western part of 
Virginia. I never heard anything farther of them. Elizabeth 
married David Montgomery, they settled and died near the 
Rock-fish gap in Virginia. I remember having seen them once 
on a visit at my father's, and some time after, two of their sons 
and a daughter paid us a visit. The young men, I well recol- 

244 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

lect, had a genteel appearance, and the daughter was accounted 
a beauty, and was nick-named the " Morning Star," on account 
of the effulgence of her complexion. 

Margery was married to Hugh Caldwell. They lived and 
died in Lancaster county, near McCall's ferry. They had three 
sons and two daughters. The eldest son, Matthew, was killed 
at the battle of Long Island ; their second son, Samuel, was 
drowned in the Susquehanna, at McCall's ferry, m a manly at- 
tempt to save some of the passengers of a sinking boat. He 
was in the store when the fiat went down, and being a good 
swimmer, he plunged in and brought one person to the shore, 
but in the second attempt he failed, some of the drowning per- 
sons got hold of him, and all sank together. 

Fanny, the younger sister, was married to Andrew Baxter, 
who owned a valuable property in liancaster county, which he 
imprudently sold, and moved to North Carolina, and there was 
inhumanly murdered by the Tories during the Eevolutionary 
war. The family, I believe, is extinct, except one son, who 
lives in Georgia. 

My father having sold his claim in Chestnut Level, set out 
some time in the year 1748 in quest of another residence. He 
traveled up the Susquehanna river to Swatara creek, and was 
nearly purchasing two plantations on the south side of the 
creek where the turnpike road now crosses it. Eighty pounds 
Pennsylvania currency was the price. He crossed the river 
where Harrisburg now stands, and traveled up Cumberland 
A^alley. He met a certain Robert Amon, of Chester county, from 
whom he purchased a warrant for three hundi^ed acres of land, 
including an improvement on the north side of the Conedoguin- 
ett. Here terminated his expeditionary survey. He returned 
home and made the necessary arrangements for the removal of 
his family to his new purchase. 

On the settlement in Chestnut Level becoming sufficiently 
numerous, they formed a Presbyterian congregation, built a 
meeting-house, and invited Rev. Mr. Thorn to become their 
pastor. He accepted their call, and on organizing a session, my 
father was elected a member of it, and continued so until his 

Oregg and Gurtln. 245 

removal. Mr. Thorn's certificate of this circumstance is some- 
where among my papers. 

When very young, I have noticed an old-fashioned sword and 
espontoon laying up stairs among other lumber. I recollect my 
mother saying that her grandfather had worn the sword in King 
William's army, at the battle of Boyne, and my father saying- 
he carried the espontoon. 

Mr. Gregg's manuscript ends abruptly, but from it, and other 
data in our possession, we have the following record of the 
family : 

1. John Gregg, ^ of Bally-arnat, near Londonderr}^, Ireland, 
was the son of An'DREW Gregg,^ a native of Ayreshire, Scot- 
land. The son was possibly born in Caledonia, and with his 
father's family migrated to Ireland during the great influx. 
Andrew Gregg was within the walls of Londonderry during 
the great siege, 1688-89. Tlie children of John Gregg were : 

%. John; probably lived and died at Bally-arnat, Ireland. 
His son, William, emigrated to America, and settled in' 
Paxtang township. Lancaster county, Penn'a, where lie 
died in July, 1744: ; by his will he left his estate to his 
uncle, Andrew Gregg, then in America, to his father, 
and to his sister, Elizahetli Lang, of Bally-negallah, near 
Londonderry, Ireland. 
ii. David; came to America, in 1722, and settled in London- 
derry, New Hampshire; he married, in 1713, Mary 
Evans, of Londonderry, Ireland, and their descendants 
have not only been numerous, but many of them quite 
prominent in public affairs. 
Hi. Rachel; m. Solomon Walker; they settled in the Cumber- 
land valley. 

2. iv. Andrew; m. and left issue. 

II. Andrew Gregg, ^ (John,^ Andrew, i) b. about 1710 ; 
cl. November 18, 1789; removed, in 1750, to a farm two miles 
north- westwardly of Carlisle, Penn'a, adjoining the glebe-farm 
of Meeting-House Spring, which was within sight of his dwell- 
ing; was twice married; name of first wife unknown; by her 
there was issue : 

3. i. John ; m. and left issue. 

ii. James ; served in the army of the Eevolution. 
Hi. Rachel. 

246 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

iv. Margaret. 
V. Jean. 
vi. Elizabeth. 

Andrew Grregg m., secondly, Jean Scott, b. 1725 ; d. Sep- 
tember 80, 1783, near Carlisle, Cumberland county, Penna ; 
daughter of "William Scott, of Chestnut Level, Lancaster 
county, Pa. They had issue : 

4. vii. ^iKZrfitc, b. July 10, 1755 ; m. Martha Potter. 

via. Matthew ; was a wagon-master in the army of the Revolu- 
tion from January 9, 1778, to August 14, 1780. 

IIL John Gregg,'* (Andrew, ^ John,^ Andrew, i) served 
in the army of the Eevolution ; m. and had, among other chil- 
dren : 

i. Elizabeth:, d. October 11, 1801, in Bellefonte, Pa.; m. 
George McKee. 

5. ii. Margery^ b. 1776; m. Roland Curtin. 

IV. Andrew Gregg, ^ (Andrew, ^ John,^ Andrew, i) b. 
June 10, 1755, near Carlisle, Penn'a; d., May 30, 1.835, at 
Bellefonte, Penn'a. Andrew Gregg received his early educa- 
tion at Eev. John Steel's Latin School in Carlisle, and com- 
pleted his education at Newark, Delaware ; while at the latter 
place he served several tours in the militia of the Revolution. 
In 1779, he accepted the tutorship in the college (now univer- 
sity) at Philadelphia, under Drs. Smith and Ewing, where he 
remained until his removal to Middletown, Pa., where he was 
engaged for four years in the mercantile business. On his 
marriage he removed to Lewistown, which was then, 1787, 
being laid out by General Potter and Major Montgomery, and 
in 1789 he removed to Penn's Valley, Centre county, two miles 
east of the '' Old Fort." His public services commenced No- 
vember 8, 1791, as a member of the House of Representatives 
of the L^nited States, where he remained sixteen years, and in 
1807 was chosen United States Senator, which exalted station 
he occupied until the 3d day of March, 1813. In 1814, he 
removed to Bellefonte, ip order the better to educate his family, 
and was elected first president of the " Centre Bank." On the 
19th of December, 1820, Mr. Gregg was appointed Secretary 
of the Conmionwealth, by Governor Hiester, and on the 15th 

Oregg and Curtin. 247 

of May, 1823, nominated for Governor, in opposition to Mr. 
Shulze. Mr. Grregg had strong party predelictions, but was 
remarkable for independence, always acting according to the 
convictions of liis conscience, though they differed sometimes 
from the views of his party associates. He was, while in office, 
the representative of the interests of his constituents, not of 
their limited views of subjects of moment He was an elegant 
classical scholar, and had acquired extensive general informa- 
tion which large experience and deep reflection had molded 
to practical purposes. He was a man of vigorous constitution, 
preserved intact by a life of temperate habits and industry 
until he reached the age of four score years. Andrew Gregg 
m., January 29, 1787, Martha Potter, b. April 10, 1769 ; 
d. August 20, 1815, daughter of General James Potter of the 
Eevolution. They had issue : 

i. Mary,h. November 2, 1788; d. January 9, 1826; m. Wil- 
liam McLanahan, of Antrim township, Franklin county, 
Pa., and had issue (surname McLanahan) : 

1. Andreto, b. 1807. 

2. Janies-X., b. 1809; d. 1864; represented his dis- 

trict in the Senate of Pennsylvania from 1842 
to 1844, and in the United States Congress 
from 1849 to 1853; left one son, James-X., of 
New York city. 

3. Isabella; m. Dr. J. P. Hiester, of Franklin 

county. Pa. 

4. Mary: m. Dr. Richards, of Chambersburg, Pa. 
a. Jean, b. February 17, 1791,- m. Roland Curtin, (see V.) 

Hi. Martha, b. June 7, 1793 ; d. December 31 , 1829 ; m. Dr. Con- 
stans Curtin, b. 1785; d. April 10, 1842 ; was a native of 
Ireland and came to America in 1806 ; completed his pro- 
fessional studies under Dr. Benjamin Rush of Phila- 
delphia, and located in Bellefonte, Pa., in 1810 ; was an 
accomplished and skillful physician, whilst his hospitality 
and generosity endeared him to a numerous circle of 
friends and acquaintances. 

iv. Eliza,\>.3m-ie 2, 1795; d. December 22, 1882; m. David 
Mitchell of Bellefonte, Pa. ; b. November 28, 1790; d. 
March 27, 1843 ; served in Captain Record's company from 
Centre county, in the war of 1812; and had issue (sur- 
name Mitchell): 

1. Margery, m. John D. Leib, of Bellefonte. 

2. Julia, m. Rev. J. S. McMurray, of Tyrone, Pa. 

248 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

6. i\ Jidianna, b. June 26, 1797 ; m. Gen. James Ifvin. 

7. vi. Andrew, h. November 30, 1799; m. Margaret Irvin. 

vii. James P., b. April 28, 1802; d. September 8, 1845, in Vir- 
ginia; m. Eliza Wilson. 

8. viii- Matthew-Duncan, b. April 5, 1804; m. Ellen McMurtrie. 

ix. Sara/i,, b. January 23, 1807; d. March 28,1836; m. Henry 

Kinney, b. ; d. ; and had issue (surname 

Kinney) : 

1. Andrew-Gregg. 

2. Martha, m. John Brotherline. 

3. Sarah-L, m. Dr. James F. Wilson, (see Hugh 

Wilson record. ) 
X. Margery, b. September 14, 1811 ; resides iu Lewisburg, Pa. ; 
m. Rev. Charles Tucker, now deceased, of the Baptist 
church, and they had issue (surname Tucker) : 

1. Andrew Gregg, Lieut. Co, E. 142d Regt. Pa. Vols. 

killed iu battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. 

2. Augusta, m. Rev. J. R. Loomis, LL. D., of Levv- 

isburg. Pa. 

Y. Margery Gregg, ^ (John, * Andrew, ^ John, ^ Andrew, ^ ) 
b. 1776 ; d. January 15, 1813, in Bellefonte, Pa. ; m. November 
25, 1800, Roland Curtin^, b. 1764, in Ireland ; was educated 
in Paris, where he narrowly escaped the guillotine during the 
Reign of Terror: came to America, and located first at Phil- 
lipsburg, Centre county, Penn'a, then at Milesburg, where he 
became a merchant, was coroner of Centre county in 1803, and 
elected sheriff in October, 1806 ; in 1810, with Moses Boggs, 
erected a forge at Eagle Works, Centre county, of which he 
became sole owner in 1815, and in 1818 built Eagle furnace ; in 
1825, purchased the Antes grist and saw-mills near Curtin station, 
and in 1830, erected the rolling-mill there ; was prominently 
identified with all the public improvements made within the 
county ; shortly before his death he removed to Bellefonte. 
Margery Gregg and Roland Curtin had issue (surname Curtin) : 

i. Austin, b, August 26, 1801 ; d. July 27, 1871. 
ii. James, b. September 18, 1806 ; d. January 5, 1873. 
'Hi. J?oZancZ, b. September 2, 1808; d. August 15, 1875 ; m. June. 
17, 1834, Eliza Irvin, daughter of John Irvin ; and had 
issue (surname Curtin); Gen. John-I., Col. of 45th Pa., 
Capt. Austin, Co. D, 45th Pa., Andrew-G. Jr., and Wil- 
liam, of Bellefonte. 

9. iv. John, b. September 24, 1810; m. Julia Barnhart. 

Gregg and Curtin. 2i9 

Eolancl Curtin, m. secondly, in 1814, Jean Gkegg, b. Feb- 
ruary 17, 1791 ; d. March 14, 1854, in Bellefonte, Penn'a, daugh- 
ter of Andrew Grregg, {see YL) Tliey had issue (surname Cur- 
tin) : 

10. i. Andrew-Gregg, h. April 23, 1815; m. Catharine I. Wilson. 
a. Constans, b. March 8, 1817 ; iron-master, residing at Roland, 

Centre county ; unm. 

11. Hi. Mnrtha-3L, b. August 29, 1819; m. Dr. William Irvin. 

iv. Ellen-Honor a ; m. William H. Allen, M. D., LL. D., b. 
March 22, 1808, in Augusta, Maine ; graduated at Bow- 
doin College ; professor of chemistry and of natural phil- 
osophy at Dickinson College, Carlisle, from 1836 to 1848 ; 
in January, 1850, he became president of Girard College ; 
resigned in December, 1862, and became president of 
8tate College, in Centre county ; in 1867, he was re-called 
to Girard College; d. August 29, 1882, in Philadelphia. 
Mrs. Allen is also dead, and their only daughter, Honora, 
m> Henry Sheldon, now deceased, of Philadelphia. She 
resides in Philadelphia, and has one son, Allen Sheldon. 
V. Margery, h. December 23, 1823 ; m. Thomas R. Reynolds, 
of Bellefonte, and had issue (surname Reynolds) : Wil- 
liam-F. and Jennie, m. James Pierepont. 
vi. Nancy-J., b. May 4, 1828; m. Dr. Clark, of Philadelphia. 
vii. Julia, b. October 3, 1831 ; resides in Philadelphia. 

VL JuLIANNA Gregg, 5 (Andrew,^ Andrew, ^ John,^ An- 
drew,!) b. June 26, 1797; d. July 4, 1856; m. September 24, 
1822, James Irvust, b. February 18, 1800, at Linden Hall, 
Centre county, Pa. ; d. November 26, 1862, at Hecla, Centre 
county. Pa. ; son of John Irvin and Ann Watson. General 
James Irvin was many years a leading iron-master of Centre 
county, interested in Centre furnace. Mill Creek, Mercer Iron 
Works, Monroe, Washington, Martha, Julian, Hecla, and 
Hopewell. He was elected to Congress in 1840, and took a 
large part in the passage of the tariff act of 1842 ; he was re- 
elected in 1842, and served until March 3, 1845. In 1847, 
General Irvin was nominated by the Whig party for Governor, 
but was defeated by Francis R. S.hunk, and after the campaign 
resumed business with his accustomed energy. He was one of 
the best business men of Centre county ; kind hearted and be- 
nevolent, he saved many a fireside from sheriff's sale. He do- 
nated a farm of two hundred acres to the State College, and 

250 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

gave it large contributions of money. In 1801, lie was ap- 
pointed naval store-keeper at Philadelphia navy-yard. He left 
no issue. 

VII. Andrew Gregg, ^ (Andrew,^ Andrew, ^ John, 2 An- 
drew,!) b. Nov. 30, 1799 ; d. May 15, 1869. He was a promi- 
nent iron-master in Centre county, and an active business man, 
and represented the district, composed of the counties of Ly- 
coming, Clinton, and Centre, in the State Senate from 1856 to 
1861. He died at Milesburg, Pa. ; m. Margaret Irvin, 
daughter of John Irvin and Ann Watson ; still living in Miles- 
burg, Centre county. Pa. They had issue : 

i. Jolm-Irvin, b. July 19, 1826; educated at Boalsburg and 
Mifflinburg; volunteered as private in tlie Mexican war, 
and was appointed lieutenant in 11th infantry, U. S. A. ; 
promoted captain September 5, 1847 ; honorably dis- 
charged August 15, 1848, when he engaged in the iron 
business in Centre county ; June 21, 1861, entered service 
again as captain of Co. E, 5th Penn'a reserves, and pro- 
moted, in U. S. service, captain of 6th cavalry ; in Nov- 
ember, 1862, commissioned colonel of 16th Penn'a cav- 
alry, continuing in service during the war ; he was finally 
promoted brevet major general of volunteers at the close 
of hostilities for distinguished services during the war; 
after the war, he was sent to Lynchburg, Va., and put 
in command of that part of Virginia; afterwards, in- 
spector general of freedmeu in Louisiana ; under the es- 
tablishment of July 28, 1868, he became colonel of 8th U. 
S. cavalry performing many arduous duties in Arizona 
and New Mexico ; was wounded several times in service, 
and was placed on the retired list in October, 1878 ; m., 
first, Clarissa H. Everhart ; secondly, Harriet C. Marr ; 
resides in Lewisburg, Penn'a. 

a. Andrew, m. Mary J. Smith, dau. of Col. Jolni Smith, of 
Clinton county. Pa.; reside in Centre Hall, Pa., and had 
issue: Anne-Mary, James, Ayidrew, and John-Irvin. 
in. Martha, d. 1852; m. Dr. John B. Mitchell; both dead. 

iv. Anne. 

V. James-P.; was first lieut., Co. D., 45th Pa. Vols.; killed in 
battle at Poplar Spring church, on Peeble's farm, Va., 
September 30, 1864. 

vi. Julia. 

V. Jane, 
vii. Margaret. 

YIII. Matthew Duncan Gregg, ^ (Andrew,^ Andrew, ^ 

Gregg and Curtin. 251 

John, 3 Andrew,!) b. April 5, 1804; d. July 27, 1845; m. 
Ellen McMurteie, b. January 3, 1802 ; d. August 17, 1847; 
daughter of David McMurtrie and his wife, Martha Elliott. 
They had issue: 

i. David-McMurtrie, b. April 10, 1833; educated at Lewis- 
burg, Pa,; cadet U. S. Military Academy, West Point, 
1851 to July 1, 1855, when appointed second lieut. of dra- 
goons, after which he served on the frontiers, notably on 
the Spokane expedition of 1858 ; was promoted first lieu- 
tenant of dragoons, March 21, 1861 ; captain of sixth cav- 
alry, May 14, 1861, and January 24, 1862, appointed colonel 
of the 8th Penn'a Cavalry Volunteers ; served in the cam- 
paign on the Peninsula, and covered the movement from 
Harrison's Landing to Yorktown, in August, 1862 ; was 
promoted brigadier-general U. S. volunteers, November 
29, 1862, continuing with the army of the Potomac and 
participating in the actions and battles in which it was 
engaged ; was promoted brevet-major-general U. S. Vol- 
unteers, August 1, 1864, "for highly meritorious and dis- 
tinguished conduct throughout the campaign, particu- 
larly the reconnoissance on the Charles City road. " After 
participating in subsequent important engagements, he 
resigned February 3, 1865. Gen. Gregg m. October 6, 
1862, Ellen F. Sheafer, a descendant of Gov. Joseph Hies- 
ter and Frederick A. Muhlenberg, and they had issue: 
George-Sheafer and David-McMurtrie; reside at Reading, 

IX. John Curtin,*' (Margery, ^ John,^ Andrew, ^ John,^ 
Andrew,!) b. September 24, 1810, in Centre comity, Penn'a; 
resides in Bellefonte, Pa. ; m. January 3, 1837, Julia Barn- 
hart, b. March 14, 1811 ; daughter of Colonel Henry Barn- 
hart. They had issue (surname Curtin) : 

i. Margery-I; m. General John I. Curtin, of Bellefonte, Pa. 
a. James-B.; m. Jane Holden ; reside in Eoland, Pa. 
m. Sarah-C; m. J. F. Larimer, M. D. 
iv. Harry-B.; m. Eliza McMinn ; reside in Roland, Pa. 
V. Jolm-G. ; m. Stella Lowden ; reside in Philadelphia. 

X. ANDREysr Gregg Curtin,^ (Margery, ^ John,^ An- 
drew, ^ John, 2 Andrew, 1) b., April 23, 1815, in Bellefonte, 
Pa. Educated under Dr. Kirkpatrick, at Milton ; he studied 
law at Carlisle and Bellefonte, and was admitted to the bar in 
April, 1837. In 1840, took an active part in politics in the 
Harrison campaign, and in 1844 canyassed the State for Henry 

252 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Claj. On the 17tli of January, 1855, he was appointed Sec- 
retary of the Commonwealth bj Governor Pollock, and in 
virtue of his office became Superintendent of the Public 
Schools. His superintendence has one great landmark, the 
institution of normal schools. In 1860, he was elected Gov- 
ernor of Pennsylvania. His administration of that office dur- 
ing the war gave him renown throughout the country, and 
added historic grandeur to the annals of his native Common- 
wealth. His foresight caused the organization of the Pennsyl- 
vania Reserves, and contributed largely to save our National 
Government, imperilled by the disaster of Bull Run. His ever 
enduring record, however, in connection with the war, was the 
establishment of orphan schools for the children of those who 
fell in the service of their country. In 1869, he was appointed, 
by President Grant, Minister to Russia. He was a member of 
the Constitutional Convention of 1873, and now represents the 
Twelfth District in the House of Representatives of the United 
States. Governor Curtin, m.. May 80, 1844, Cathaeine I. 
Wilson", {see Hugh Wilson record.) They had issue (surname 
Curtin) : 

i. Mary-W-; m. George F. Harris, M. D., of Bellefonte, Pa. 
ii. Jennie; m. William H. Sage, of Ithaca, l!^. Y. 
Hi. William- Wilson; m. Harriet F. Harding, of Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa. ; reside in Philadelphia. 

XL Martha M. CuRTi]sr,<5 (Margery, ^ John,-^ Andrew, ^ 
John,2 Andrew, 1) b. August 29, 1819; d. August 6, 1880, in 
Lancaster, Pa. ; m. in 1836, William Irvin, b. November 15, 
1805, at Linden Hall, Centre county. Pa. ; d. September 9, 1865, 
at Amoy, China; educated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., 
pursued his medical studies at Jefferson College, Philadelphia, 
graduating in a class with Dr. Pancoast and others ; located in 
practice at Bellefonte, afterwards removing to Milesburg Iron 
Works, where he entered into business partnership. In 1862, 
he relinquished the iron business, and accepted a clerkship in 
the second comptroller's office in the U. S. Treasury, Washing- 
ton city. In 1864, was appointed consul to Amoy, where he 
died the following year of Asiatic cholera. They had issue 
(surname Irvin) : 

i. Roland-Curtin, otBelletonte^'Pa.. 

Greenawcdt of Lebanon. 253 


I. Philip Lorextz Greenawalt/ b. June 10, 1725, in 
Hasslock, in Boehl, Germany; baptized June 22, 1725, the 
sponsors being Philip Lorentz Eeehrn and his wife ; d. Feb- 
ruary 28, 1802, in Lebanon, Pa, His ancestors were of the 
best known families of his native place. He received a good 
German and classical education, and came to America in 1749, 
on the ship " Phoenix," John Mason, master, from Potterclam, 
arriving at Philadelphia on the loth of September. He at first 
located in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, where he took 
up one hundred acres of land, February 28, 175-1, subsequently 
removing to Lebanon township. At the outset of the Revolu- 
tion, he entered heartily into the struggle, and during the en- 
tire war was more or less in active service. Upon the organ- 
ization of the associated battalions, he was commissioned colo- 
nel of the First battalion of Lancaster county. He was with 
Washington, during the Jersey campaign of 1776, at Trenton and 
Princeton. His battalion was at Brandy wine and Germantown, 
and the conduct of Colonel Greenawalt during the former en- 
gagement received the commendation of the commander-in- 
chief for efficiency and gallantry, especially in the protection of 
the Continental supplies. He was appointed. May 6, 1778, one 
of the agents for forfeited estates. At the close of the war he 
retired to his farm, and, like many more of the brave officers of 
that struggle for independence, poorer in purse, but conscious 
of having done his duty to his country. The Assembly of the 
State appointed him one of the commissioners to take subscrip- 
tions for the Continental loan, December 16, 1777, and, during 
the darkest hour of the struggle, he did effective service in col- 
lecting blankets, food, and forage for the half-starved and half- 
clad army at Valley Forge, and for most of which he was never 













254 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

recompensed. But such was the fate of many who sacrificed 
their fortunes on the altar of liberty. Colonel Greenawalt 
reached a good old age, honored, loved, and respected by his 
neighbors and fellow-citizens. He was twice married; first, 
to the widow Uhland, of Muddy Creek, who died the same 
year; secondly, in 1755, Maria Margaret Foeser, b. May 
10, 1735 ; d. May 10, 1806, at Lebanon, and with her hus- 
band there buried. They had issue : 

John-Philip, h. June 17, 1756; m. Catharine Shaffner. 

Christian, b. December 14, 1758 ; m. Elizabeth Kellier. 

John, b. October, 1760 ; m. Regina . 

Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1763 ; d. August 24, 1820 ; m, Henry 
Kelker, [see Kelker record.) 

Margaret, b. July 17, 1765 ; m. Philip Stoehr. 

Matthias, b. October 17, 1767 ; m. Anna-Barbara Hetrick. 

Jacob, b. February 14, 1770; d. November 11, 1824, at 
Hummelstown, Dauphin county, Penn'a; m, Elizabeth 

, b. 1769; d. May 26, 1849; buried in Lutheran 

grave-yard, Hummelstown, Pa.; left no descendants. 

7. via. Catharine, b. July 20, 1772; m. John Jacob Zinii. 

ix. Michael, (twin,) b. January 21, 1775; d. s. p. 

8. X. Leonard, b. January 21, 1775; m. Catharine Pool. 
xi. Maria-Magdaleno. ; d. s. p. 

II. John Philip Greenawalt, ^ (Philip-Lorentz,i) b. June 
17, 1756, near Ephrata, Cocalico township, Penn'a ; sponsors 
at baptism, John Weaver and wife; d. July 18, 1834, at Leb- 
anon, Penn'a; appointed one of the commissioners in the act 
erecting the county of Lebanon ; m., April 17, 1782, Catha- 
rine Shaffner, b. March 17, 1760 ; d. January 25, 1850, at 
Lebanon, Pa.; daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Shaffner. They 
had issue : 

i. John-Philip, b. May 2, 1783 ;'d. January 25, 1785. 

9. ii. Jacob, b. December 6, 1784; m. Catharine Krause. 
Hi. Catharine, b. April 27, 1786. 

iv. John-Philip, h. September 29, 1788; d. June 20, 1834. 
V. Matthias, b. September 9, 1790; d. unm. 
vi. David, b. November 19, 1792. 
vii. John,h. April 17, 1795; m. Ann Brown, and had Henry 

and Philip, 
via. Elizabeth, b. April 17, 1795 ; d., August 4, 1856, in Lebanon, 
Pa.; m. Daniel Frantz, b. August 18, 1792; d. Decem- 
ber 12, 1839 ; and had issue (surname Frantz) : 

Greenawalt of Lebanon. 255 

1. Uriah. 

2. Theodore; m. Susan Giitelius. 

3. Daniel. 

4. Charles. 

5. Lydia. 

ix. Charles, h. August 3, 1797; d.' September 18, 1880; m. 
Mary Ann Shaffner, b. March 7, 1805; d. September 14, 
1867 ; and had issue : 

1. Anna-Elizabeth. 

2. Catharine. 

3. Charles. 

4. Philip. 

5. Calvin. 

6. Alfred. 

7. Eliza- Jane. 

8. Mary-Ann. 

9. Emma. 

X. Lydia, b. June 22, 1799 ; m. Benjamin Stees ; and had 
issue (surname Stees) : 

1. Charles. 

2. Alfred. 

3. Clinton. 

4. Washington. 

5. Matthias. 

6. Philip. 

7. Catharine. 

8. Mary. 

III. Christian Greenawalt, ^ (Philip-Lorentz, ^ ) b. Decem- 
ber 14, 1758, in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pa. ; d. 
February 3, 1796, in Harrisburg, Penn'a. ; m. Elizabeth 
Kelker, b. April 1, 1766, near Lebanon, Pa. ; d. July 30, 
1825, in Harrisburg, Pa., and with her husband there buried ; 
daughter of Anthony Kelker and Mary Magdalena Meister. 
They had issue : 

10. i. Cai/mrine, b. 1790 ; ra. John Brooks. 

11. ii. Cassandra, b. December 9, 1794; m. George Ackerman. 

12. Hi. Margaret, h.l79Q; m. Samuel Swartz. 

Elizabeth Kelker Greenawalt, subsequently, October 29, 
1799, married John Gillum, tanner, of Harrisburg, who d. Jan- 
uary 2, 1804, leaving two children, Jesse and Rachel, both 
under fourteen years of age, but whether by this or a previous 
marriage is not known. 

256 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

lY. John Greenawalt, ^ (Philip-Lorentz/)b. October 11, 
1760, in Lebanon township, Lancaster, now Lebanon county. 

Pa. ; d. November, 1823, in Lebanon, Pa. ; m. Regina . 

They had issue: 

i. Jacob, m. October 1, 1816, Margaret Sweeny. 
a. Philip. 

Hi. Elizabeth., m. Lenimon. 

iv. iif ar?/, m. [Henry] Poorman. 

V. Margaret, m. Mannon. 

vi. Sarah, m. [John] Shatzer. 

vii. Cai/(arine,b. September 22, 1786; d. September 7, 1861 ; m. 
Daniel Miller, b. May 19, 1781 ; d. June 23, 1859. 

V. Margaeet Greenawalt,^ (Philip-Lorentz, 1 ) b. Jnly 

17, 1765, in Lebanon township; d. ; m. Philip Stoehr, 

son of Henry and Barbara Stoehr. They liad issue (surname 

i. Philip, 
a. John. 
Hi. Jacob, 
iv. Catharine, vn. Kissel. 

V. Mary, m, Grossman. 

vi. William, 
vii. Margaret, m. [Samuel] Carper. 

YI. Matthias Greenawalt, ^ (Philip-Lorentz, ^ ) b. Octo- 
ber 17, 1767; d. iSTovember 2, 1808, in Lebanon, Pa.; m. Anna 
Barbara Hetrick; b. March 3, 1776 ; d. May, 1842, in Leb- 
anon, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Samuel. 

a. David; d., 1876, in South Bend, Ind.; unm. 
Hi. William, resides in Plymouth, Indiana; m. Sarah Haart. 
iv. Philip), d. s. p. 

V. Eosanna, m. John George ; d. prior to 1822 ; and bad issue 
(surname George): 

1. William. 

2. Ann. 

3. Charles. 

4. Edward. 

5. David. 

6. Rtbecca. 

YII. Catharine Greenawalt,^ (Philip-Lorentz,^) b. July 
20, 1772, in Lebanon township, Lancaster, now Lebanon, county, 

Oreenavmlt of Lebanon. 257 

Pa.: d. September 1, 1823, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. John Jacob 
ZiNN", b. April 9, 1761 ; d. June 1, 1832, in Harrisburg, Pa. 
Tliej had issue (surname Zinn): 

13. i. Elizabeth, b. April 8, 1793; m. David S. Forney. 

ii. John, b. 1806; d. August 26, 1868; m. Catharine Gulp, and 
had issue : 

1. Edzabeth, m. Dr. John A. Stehley, and had issue. 

2. Catharine, m. David Hummel, and had issue. 

14. Hi. (JeorQ'e, b. April 6, 1810 ; m. Anna Margaretta Miller. 

yill. Leonaed Greenawalt, 2 (Philip-Lorentz,!) b. Jan- 
uary 21, 1775, in Lebanon township, Lancaster, now Lebanon, 
county. Pa; d. January 30, 1855, in Lebanon, Pa.; was a tan- 
ner by occupation; was elected county treasurer in 1836; m., 
November 2, 1796, Cathaeine Pool, b. January 14, 1780, 
in New Hanover township, now Montgomery county, Pa.; d. 
December 18, 1850, in Lebanon, Pa., dau. of John Pool and 
Mary Barbara Eotharmel.* They had issue: 

^. Sarah, b. December 27, 1797 ; d. February 4, 1859 ; m. 
Micliael Fichthorn, b. January 4, 1788; d. September 14, 
1863, and had issue (surname Ficlithorn) : 

1. Augustus; m. Eliza Stover, and had issue: 

Amanda, Barbara, Mary, Sallie, Alcott, Frank, 
and Augustus. 

2. Catharine; m. Charles Moore, and had issue (sur- 

name Moore), Em^ua- Clarissa. 

15. ii. Josiah, b. September 11, 1799 ; m. Mary Laub. 

Hi. George, b. 1801 ; d. in New Orleans, La. ; m. Catharine 

Hauer ; no issue. 
iv. Maria-Barbara,\). 1803. 

V. Samuel, b. 1805 ; d. 1863 ; m. Maria Ziaimerman ; d. 1869 ; 
and had issue : 

1. Leonarcl-Tkomas-Calvin, d. July 31, 1871. 

IX. Jacob Greena WALT, 3 (John-Philip, ^ Philip-Lorentz,i,) 
b. December 6, 1784, in Lebanon Pa. ; d. May 13, 1854, in 
Harrisburg, Pa. ; learned the trade of a tanner, and in 1810 
went to Harrisburg, Pa., where he became an extensive leather 

* John Pool, m., August 16, 1770, in Pottsgrove, Pa., Mary Bar- 
bara Rotharmel, b. April 1, 1751, in New Hanover township, Phila- 
delphia, now Montgomery, county, Pa., baptized by Rev. Henry 
Muhlenberg, of Falkner Swamp church ; daughter of Daniel and Eliza- 
beth Rotharmel. 

258 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

manufacturer ; was a man of energy and enterprise, and quite 
prominent in the early years of his adopted home ; m. Catha- 
rine Krause, b. March 20, 1789 ; d. Jane 3, 1864, in Harris- 
burg ; daughter of John Krause. They had issue : 

i. Louisa-C, b. July 29, 1809 ; d. 1882; m. Philip Fisher, of 

Lebanon ; d. 1882. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. March 21, 1811 ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa. 
Hi. Tkeophilus-P., b. March 3, 1815 ; d. December 31,1860. 
iv. Camilla; d. s. p. 

V. Theodore- D.; served in the army as paymaster ; resides in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
16. vi. Begina- Camilla, b. August 10, 1823 ; m. William Calder. 
vii. Jacob; m. Julia Peifer. 

I'm. Jeremiah-Krause, b. 1830; m., September 18, 1858, Anna 
Wolfersberger ; and had issue : 

1. William, h. 1859 ; died in infancy. 

2. Edwin-J., b. July 1, 1861. 

3. Begina-Calder, b. November 12, 1863. 

4. Jeremiah-Krause, b. December 2, 1865. 

X. Catharine G-reenawalt, ^ (Christian, ^ Phih'p-Lo- 
rentz, 1) b. 1790, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. August 30, 1859 ; m. 
John Brooks, b. March 18, 1778, at Carlisle, Pa. ; d. December 
6, 1845, in Harrisburg, Pa ; son of John Brooks'"^ and Sarah 

*JonN Brooks, b. 1727, near Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, 
Ireland ; d. December 7, 1803, at Elizabethtown, Lancaster county. 
Pa., buried at Harrisburg, Penn'a. His parents were descendants of 
what is known in Ireland as " Cromwellians," a people who have ever 
proved the most loyal subjects of England, and the history of Brit- 
ish arms is their patrimony. At the age of twenty-seven years we 
find him in His Majesty's service in the Enniskillen regiment of 
foot, as sergeajit, served with that command in North America; 
disabled by a wound in the left hand, June 8, 1767, and honorably 
discharged therefor. Left Montreal and went to Newburyport, in the 
Massachusetts colony, where he resided until the breaking out of the 
Kevolutionary war. In 1775, he i-emoved to Carlisle, Penn'a, and on 
the 9tli of January, 1776, he was commissioned second lieutenant in 
the Penn'a Line. During the occupancy of York by Congress in 
1778, he was appointed, by General Gates, town major with rank of 
captain, and acting commissary of supplies. At the close of the war 
he was at Elizabethtown, Lancaster county, Penn'a, where he re- 
mained a brief period, subsequently returning to Carlisle. About 
1784, he removed to Paxtang near Harris' Ferry, where he purchased 
land, and where he lived the remainder of his days. The Grade of 

Oreenawalt of Lebanon. 259 

Pardon ; he was educated in the schools of Pastang, and at 
the age of eighteen went to Lancaster to learn the trade of a 
gunsmith ; completing his apprenticeship, he returned to Har- 
risburg where he established himself in business ; he marched 
with his fellow-citizens to the defense of Baltimore, in the war 
of 1812-14 ; prior to the era of public improvement he erected 
a warehouse on the Susquehanna at Harrisburg, and was the 

Dauphin, alluding to his death, says : " On Thursday his remains 
were brought to this place, and deposited by the side of his late con- 
sort, a daughter, and three grand-children ; Major Brooks was an 
old Revolutionary character, and for many years a peaceable and re- 
spectable inhabitant of this borough, as well as a distinguished mem- 
ber of the lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of this place." He 
was made a Mason in the year 1755, in Lodge 213, Registry of Ire- 
land, was Master of Lodge 205, in the Enniskillen regiment, and, at 
the home of his adoption, of lodge 21, at Harrisburg. Major Brooks 
married, January, 1767, in the city of Montreal, and Province of 
Quebec, by Rev. D. Chabrand De Lisle, chaplain to Montreal, Sarah 
Pardon, d. April 9, 1789, in Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter of Thomas 
Pardon, of Ii^orwich, county Norfolk, England. They had issue : 

i. Bebecca, b. January 17, 1768, at Kewburyport, Mass.; d. 

July 18, 1793; m. April 20, 1786, at Harrisburg, Pa., 

James Brooks, of Cumberland county, Pa., and whose 

descendants removed to Virginia and Tennessee. 

u. Elizabeth,]:). April 20, 1770; d. October 6, 1772, at ISTew- 

buryport, Mass. 
Hi. Nicholas, b. August 7, 1772, at Newburyport, Mass.; d. 

September 17, 1777, at Carlisle, Pa. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. June 2, 1775, at Carlisle, Pa.; m. Thomas 
Blocher, resided near Waynesboro', Franklin county, 
Penn'a.; left a large family. 
V. John, b. March 18, 1778, at Carlisle, Penn'a, (see record.) 
vi. Thomas, b. August 6, 1780, at Carlisle, Penn'a; d. Decem- 
ber 7, 1807, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; was a clock and watch . 
maker; m. Martha Ramsey; daughter of John Ramsey, 
of Carlisle ; and had issue : 

1. Clarissa; m. Henry S. Baugher, president of 

Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, and left is- 

2. John-Bamisey ; d. 1860; learned merchandizing; 

was purser's clerk in the U. S. JSTavy during the 
Mexican war ; settled at Pensacola, Florida ; 
became a member of State Senate ; m. a lady 
from Strasburg, Germany, and left one son. 

260 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

factor for the Messrs. Coleman and others, pioneers in the iron 
industry of the State; he served as a justice of the peace, and 
was burgess and assistant burgess of the borough of Harris- 
burg several terms; was a member and trustee of the Presby- 
terian church, and a man of influence and strict integrity, 
Thoy had issue (surname Brooks) : 

i. Thomas; d. in infancy. 
%%. Sarah-EHzaheth ; resides at Bellevue, Allegheny county, 

Hi. Mary-Catharine ; resides at Bellevue, Allegheny county, 

iv. Eehecca, b. March 20, 1815, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. February 

5, 1875, in Philadelphia ; buried in Laurel Hill cemetery ; 

m., at Carlisle, Pa., Gen. Horatio Hubbell, a member of 

the Philadelphia bar, an author of some prominence, and 

the projector of the Atlantic Cable ; and they had issue 

(surname Hubbell) : 

1 . Frederick-Brooks, b. July 21, 1842, in Harrisburg, 

Pa. ; studied law, and was admitted to Phila- 
delphia bar; resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.; m., 
1880, EUa-iSherman Hubbell, of Canandaigua, 
N. Y., and had issue (surname Hubbell) : 
a. Stewart-Brooks, b. June 2, 1884. 

2. Bebecca, b., in Harrisburg, November 23, 1847 : 

d. February 1, 1860. 

3. Julia, b. June 14, 1855, in Philadelphia ; d. Feb- 

ruary 4, 1860. 
V. DeWitt-Clinton, d. January 14, 1859 ; a lawyer at the Dau- 
phin county bar ; was a clerk to the Pennsylvania Legis- 
lature, and author of " Brooks' Manual." 
vi. Julia- Par don ; m., 1864, Boyle Irwin McClure, second son 
of William Denny McClure, of Allegheny county, Pa. ; 
reside in Bellevue, near Pittsburgh, Pa. ; and had issue 
(surname McClure) : 

1. John-Brooks, b. September 27, 1865. 

2. William-Irv;in, b. September 28, 1867. 

XI. Cassandra Greenawalt,^ (Christian, ^ Philip-Lo- 
rentz,^) b. December 9, 1794, in Harrisburg, Penn'a; baptized, 
March 19, 1795, by Kev. Henry Miiller ; d. October 15, 1873, 
in Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. George Ackerman ; d. at Harrisburg, 
Penn'a. They had issue (surname Ackerman) : 

i. Ann Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1821 ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa. ; 
m., November 19, 1839, by Rev. John H. Smaltz, William 

Oreenaiualt of Lebanon. 261 

Weidler, b. 1819, at Lancaster, Pa.; d. July 31, 1845, at 
Harrisburg ; and had issue (surname Weidler) : 

1. George., b. January 19, 1841. 

2. William Frederick, b. February 21, 1846; d. Oc- 

tober 10, 1846. 

XII. Margaret G-reenawalt,^ (Christian, ^ Pliilip-Lo- 
rentz,!) b. in 1796, in Harrisburg; d. March 28, 1839; ni. 
Samuel Swartz, b. November 30, 1786 ; d. August 7. 1842, 
in Harrisburg Penn'a, and with his wife there buried. He 
was the son of Ludwick Swartz, and born in Berks county, Pa., 
from whence his father removed, about 1789, to York county. 
The latter was a substantial farmer. They had issue (surname 
Swartz) : 

i. F rederick-Kelker , b. March 21, 1819; many years a lumber 
merchant ; served as member of the council of the city 
of Harrisburg, Pa., where he resides; m., October 15, 
1851, Catharine Z. Hoffer, of Carlisle Pa., and had issue 
(surname Swartz) : 

1. Samuel-M. 

2. Mary-Kepner. 

3. Frederick-K. 

4. Catharine-E. 

5. Margaretta-G. 

6. Georgiana. 

ii. Elizabeth Maria., b. January 9, 1821 ; d. July 16, 1821. 

Hi. George, h. January 17, 1822; d. April 25, 1885, in Harris- 
burg, Penn'a ; m. Emma L. Dietrick, and had issue (sur- 
name Swartz) : 

1. George-W. 

2. May. 

iv. Margaret-Eleanora, b. February 11,1825; d. December 5, 

V. Samuel-Christian, b. October 20, 1827 ; d. July 28, 1828. 
vi. Juliana, b. July 31, 1834; d. September 13, 1834. 

XIII. Elizabeth Zinn",^ (Catharine, ^ Philip-Lorentz, ^ ) 
b. April 9, 1793, in Lebanon, Pa.; d. March 21, 1816; buried 
in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. David Shriver Forney, b. November 4, 
1787; d. December 25, 1839, in Carlisle, Pa.; and had issue 
(surname Forney) : 

i. John-Zinn, b. October 26, 1812; d. March 4, 1859, unm., 
in Liberia, while American consul there ; was a surgeon 
in the Mexican war. 

262 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ii. Catharine.: b. October 1, 1815, in Harrisburg, Pa.; ni. 
March 20, 1834, Daniel Zacharias ; a prominent minis- 
ter of the Reformed Churcli : was pastor of the congre- 
gation at Frederick city, Md., forty years, and there 
closed his life's labors ; they had issue, all born in Fred- 
erick, Md., (surname Zacliarias) : 

1. (Tra?ii;ine; d, 1875, in Colorado. 

2. John-Forney ; resides in Cumberland, Md. 

3. EUzaheth-Turhot, b. June 14, 1840; m. May 22, 

1866, Thomas Justus Dunott, b. May 29, 1831, 
in Philadelphia ; son of Dr. Justus Dunott and 
Sidney-Paul Lancaster. Dr. Dunott gradu- 
ated from the medical department of the Uni- 
versity of Penn'a; located in 1870 at Harris- 
burg, Penn'a, wliere he is in the active practice 
of his profession ; one of the surgeons to the 
City Hospital, and a prominent member of the 
county, State, and ISTational medical associa- 
tions; they had issue (surname Dunott) : 
a. Justus, b. June 5, 1867, in Frederick, Md, 
h. Daniel- Zacharias, b. February 11, 1870, in 
Frederick, Md. 

c. Catharine-Forney, b. June 13, 1872, in 
Frederick, Md. 

d. Sydney -Paul-Lancaster, b. April 3, 1874, 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

4. Jane; resides in Baltimore, Md. 

5. Laurence-Brengel ; of New York city. 

6. Ilerle-Herbine ; d. s. p. 

7. George-Merle; a minister in the Eeformed church . 

8. Fdwin-Baniel ; of Cumberland, Md. 

9. William; of New York city. 

XIY. George Zinn,^ (Catharine,- Philip-Lorentz,i) b. 
April 6, 1810, in Harrisburg, Penn'a ; d. January 21, 1878,. in 
Harrisburg, and there buried ; received a fair English educa- 
tion, and learned the trade of a tanner with his father, who had 
established a large business, and to which the son eventually 
succeeded and successfully carried on for over thirty years ; 
served in several local offices, and, in whatever trusts confided, 
was faithful ; ra. April 19, 1836, Akka Margaretta Miller, 
daughter of John Jacob Miller and Elizabeth Beader ; resides in 
Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue (surname Zinn) : 

Greenawalt of Lebanon. 263 

i. Mary, b. 1837; m. December 20, 1864, William Henry 
Eckels, paymaster U. S. army, and bad issue (surname 
Eckels) : 

1. Charles-Burd, b. January 1, 1866. 

2. Harry, b. 1872. 

3. (Jeorge-Zinn, b. 1875. 

4. Mary,h. May 2, 1881. 

ii. John; m. September 9, 1875, Alice M. Wickersham, 
daughter of Cadwalader Wickersham, and had issue (sur- 
name Zinn) : 

1. Maurice-C, b. 1879. 

iii. George; m. June 22, 1876, Nannie K. Rogers, of Wilming- 
ton, Del., and had issue (surname Zinn) : 

1. May~B.,h. 1879. 

2. George, b. 1883. 

iv. Amy; m. October 28, 1869, George Hamilton Smith, and 
had issue (surname Smith) : 

1. Fanny-Miller, b. August 25, 1870. 

2. Edgar-Zinn, b. May 11, 1880. 
V. Catharine; d. s. p. 

vi. Charles; d. s. p. 

vii. Margey ; m. March 22, 1883, J. Ross Swartz, M. D. ; reside 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

XV. JosiAH Greenawalt, ^ (Leonard, ^ Philip-Lorentz.i) 
b. September 11, 1799; d. March 7, 1865, in Lebanon, Penna.; 
was in early life a merchant, but afterwards associated as part- 
ner with his father in the tanning business ; m. August 22, 
1821, by Eev Philip Pauli, of Beading, Mary Laub, b. June 
24, 1800 ; d. October 31, 1880 ; daughter of Michael and Mary 
Laub, of Berks county, Pa, They had issae : 

^. Dr. John,h. September 11, 1822; d. August 24, 1866; m. 
Sallie Mason, of Cincinnati, O., and had issue. 

ii. Wilhelmina-M., b. February 16, 1825; d. August 25, 1877 ; 

iii. Lorenzo- Leonard, b. January 6, 1827, at Lebanon, Pa. ; was 
educated hi the schools of the town and at the old Leba- 
non academy ; learned tanning and leather-dressing, the 
former of which occupations he followed many years ; 
made two trips across the plains to the Pacific coast — 
one in 1852, when the undertaking was a hazardous one, 
the other in 1871 ; during the war for the Union, he was 
captain of company E, 127th regiment, Pennsylvania 
volunteers, subsequently in the 26th regiment, Pennsyl- 

264 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

vania militia, as major ; and participated in tlie battles 
of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg ; was 
assistant burgess of Lebanon boi'ougli, and, in 1884-5, a 
mail agent in the Government employ. Major Greena- 
walt m. September 15, 1881, Anna Gorgas, b. in Still- 
water, Minn. ; daughter of Colonel Adam Gorgas. 

iv. Josiah, b. September 11, 1828. 

V. Catharine, b. December 3, 1831. 

XVI. Eegina Camilla Geeenawalt,-* (Jacob, ^ John- 
Philip, ^ Pbilip-Lorentz,!) b. August 10, 1823, in Harrisburg, 
Pa., and there resides ; m., May l, 1848, William Calder, 
b. July 31, 1821 ; d. July 19, 1880, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; son 
of William Calder (1788-1861) and Mary Kirkwood (1790- 
1858.) With only a limited education, he was inducted into 
the business of his father at an early age. When only sixteen 
he was placed in charge of the Philadelphia packet from 
Columbia to Pittsburgh. In 1851 he assumed the entire man- 
agement of his father's affairs, and in 1857 undertook the com. 
pletion of the Lebanon Valley railroad, employed six hundred 
men, finished the road and paid his men in full. In 1858, he 
became a member of the well-known banking firm of Cameron, 
Calder & Co., which afterwards became the First National Bank 
of Harrisbarg, of whicb Mr. Calder was chosen president. The 
same year he was elected a director of the Northern Central 
railway, and was active in preserving Pennsylvania's interests 
in that corporation. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he 
rendered the government important service through his large 
knowledge in the purchase of horses, and supplied the govern- 
ment with no less than forty-two thousand horses and sixty- 
seven thousand mules, establishing the price (^$125 and $117 50) 
so low as to effect a very great saving to the government in 
this department. Mr. Calder was always foremost in the pro- - 
motion of industrial enterprises. He was one of the founders 
of the Harrisburg Car Works, the Lochiel Boiling-Mills, the 
Harrisburg Cotton-Mills, Foundry and Machine Works, the 
Fire-Brick Works, the Pennsylvania Steel Works, &c. In 
1873 he was appointed by Governor Hartranft a trustee of the 
Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital, and reappointed in 1876. 
In 1876 he was appointed by the same Governor a member of 

Oreenawalt of Lebanon. 


the commission to devise a plan for the government of cities, 
and in 1880, just prior to his death, was elected a director of 
the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. For 
many years he ably officiated in the management of city af- 
fairs through its councils, and his social qualities gathered about 
him a host of warm personal friends. He was among the 
founders of the Harrisburg Hospital and the Grace Methodist 
Episcopal church, of which he was an attendant. He was 
formerly a Whig, latterly a Republican, and influential in local 
and State politics, and one of the Presidential electors in 1876. 
William Calder and his wife had issue (surname Calder) : 

i. Edmund-KirkiDood, b. June 21, 1849 ; d. December 31, 1862. 
ii. WilUa7n-Jacob,h. October 1,1853; m. Jessie Kemington, 

daughter of Eliphalet Remington, of Ilion, IN". Y., and 

had issue (surname Calder) : 

1. Helen. 

2. Ethel-Kirkwood. 

Hi. Catharine-Krause, b. July 27, 1857 ; m. William Eobert 
Turner, of Kent, England ; an Episcopalian minister in 
Schuylkill county, Pa. 

Tkeodore-GreenawaU, b. December 2, 1860. 

Eegina. b. July 27, 1862. 

Mary-Kirkwood, b. April 10, 1865. 



266 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


[The original of the family record commences with the 
words "Colerain, 1612." About this time, county Colerain 
became "Deny," and the city "Londonderry," in what is 
known in the State papers as " the settlement of Ulster," in 
Ireland. Thus the ancestry of this family obtained a portion 
of the 15,000 acres granted, in 1609, to the English and Scots 
of Colerain. Mrs. Judge McLean, born Sarah Bella Chambers 
Ludlow, of Cincinnati, who married, first, Hon. Jeptha D, 
Garrard, of Kentucky, secondly, Hon. John McLean, of Ohio, 
.Postmaster General and Justice of the Supreme Court of the 
United States, thus writes of her maternal ancestry : " The 
maiden name of my grandmother Chambers was Catharine 
Hamilton. She was thie daughter of John Hamilton and Lsa- 
bella Potter. This Hamilton was a descendant, in the second 
degree, of a Duke of Hamilton. The coat-of-arms and records 
of his descent were carefully presei-ved by the family of my 
grandfather. General Chambers, for many years after his mar- 
riage to Catharine Hamilton, as a cherished relic; but in the 
infancy of the American republic, and the essential and con- 
sistent training of the distinguished patriot and his accom- 
plished wife, the children were taught to abhor aristocracy or 
anything like it. So the two tin cases containing the proofs 
of these honors became playthings, and eventually disappeared, 
leaving only the certificate of General James Chambers, of 
Franklin county, Pennsylvania, commander of the first Penn- 
sylvania regiment in the Pevolutionary war, as a member of 
the Society of the Cincinnati. This has escaped fire, flood, 
misfortunes, and emigration, and is carefully preserved as an 
abiding evidence of his services, character, and patriotism." 
The American history of this family will be learned in what 

Hamilton Family. 267 

follows. It is not necessary to repeat details of the connection 
with its Scotch and Irish ancestry.] 

I. James Hamilton, ^ and Kathaeine, his wife, emigrated 
from Lanarkshire, Scotland, to the " free lands of Ulster," in 
Ireland, where he became " a considerable land-holder," An 
only child was born to them on the banks of the Foyle, in the 
county Tyrone. 

II. John Hamilton, 2 son of James, ^ b. January, 1702 ; d. 
June 5, 1755, and is buried at New London Cross-roads, Chester 
county, Penn'a. By will, he left a farm to his daughter, Katha- 
rine, and a farm and mill to his son, John, in then Cumber- 
land, now Perry and Juniata counties, Penn'a, He was a re- 
spectable and intelligent man, of means and standing. He re- 
sided on a farm in Chester county, Pennsylvania, which he 
purchased in 1742, a short time after his arrival in this country. 
At the period of his second marriage he was a well-established 
farmer and miller. The family have preserved no account of 
the personal appearance of John Hamilton, as he died when his 
only son John was a lad of six years of age, and his daughter 
Katharine a young girl ; but it has been told that he " was 
stoutly built, of handsome stature, florid complexion, and a 
Presbyterian." His will is dated May 31, 1755, and is recorded 
in Chester county. He m., first, January 6 1735, by the Rev. 
Baptist Boyd, of Aghalow, Isabella Potter, b. 1710; died 
Friday, September 25, 1741, on shipboard, and buried at New 
Castle, September 26, 1741. She was sister of John Potter, 
who emigrated with John Hamilton to America " on the ship 
Donegal, arriving at New Castle, on the Delaware, Friday, 
September 26, 1741." Mr. Potter was the first sheriff of Cum- 
berland county, and the ancestor of Major Greneral James Potter 
of the Eevolution. By this marriage they had issue : 

i. James., b. Friday, November, 27, 1736, d. s. p. , 

3. a. Katharine, b, Monday, December 18, 1738; m. James 
Hi. John., b. Tuesday, September 30, 1740 ; d. Sunday, October 
17, K41, and is buried "at Archibald Beard's, in Mill 
Creek Hundred, Kew Castle county, Del," 

John Hamilton m., secondly, in January, 1748, by Rev, 

268 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Francis Alison, D. D., of New London, Chester county, Penn'a, 
Jane Allen,* b. 1715 ; d. February 4, 1791, and is buried 
at Harrisburg. Slie was the daughter of Eobert and Mary 
Allen, granddaughter of Captain Thomas Allen, of " His 
Majesty's ship Quaker, on the Chesapeake bay in 1684, and 
commander in the Virginia waters." She was a woman of un- 
usual force of character, and educated with great care. They 
had issue : 

4. iv. John, b. June 17, 1749 ; m. Margaret Alexander. 

Mrs. Hamilton married, a second time, John Mitchell, an 
Irish gentleman, who died many years before her. By this 
marriage there was no issue. 

11]^ Katharine Hamilton, ^ (John,^ James, i) b. December 
18, 1788, in county Tyrone, Ireland ; d. January 14, 1820, at 
Ludlow Station, Ohio; m. James Chambers, of Loudoun 
Forge, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, only son of Benjamin 
Chambers, of Falling Spring, and Sarah Patterson, daughter of 
James Patterson, of Donegal, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. 
James Chambers was a distinguished officer in the war of the 
Revolution, having served as captain, major, lieutenant colonel, 
colonel, and brigadier general, and in civil life as judge and 
other official positions. He died April 25, 1805. They had 
issue (surname Chambers') : 

5. i. Sarah Bella, b. 1759 ; m. first, Andrew Dunlop ; secondly, 

Capt. Archibald McAlister. 
ii. Benjamin, b. December, 1760 ; d. 1835, in Saline county, 
Missouri; m. Miss Pen n, daughter of Dr. Penn, of St. 
Louis. Mr. Chambers entered the army of the Eevolution 
as an ensign, at the age of seventeen, and at the close 
of the war held the rank of captain. After the piTrchase 
of the Louisiana Territory he removed to Missouri. He 
left two sons and four daughters. 
Hi. Buhamah, b. 1763; d. in Kentucky; m. Robert Scott, of 
Kentucky, and had issue, (surname Scott,) Ella,m.. James 
Clarkson, of St. Louis, Mo. 

6. iv. Charlotte, b. 1765 ; m. Israel Ludlow. 

IV. John Hamilton, ^ (John,^ James, ^) b. June 17, 1749, 

* The looking-glass, a wedding present from Captain Thomas Allen, 
R. N., to his sister Jane, is in the possession of her descendant, A. 
Boyd Hamilton, at Harrisburg. 

Hamilton Family. 269 

in New London, Chester county, Pennsylvauia ; d. August 28, 
1793, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Under tlie will of his father 
he inherited a " plantation and fulling-miil, bought of James 
Long, on Shearman creek, in Cumberland county," (Perry 
county.) He was but six years of age at the death of his father. 
He was educated, principally in the celebrated academy of 
Eev. Mr. Alison, Chester county. When upon a visit to his pat- 
rimony in the Juniata region, he was attracted to the superior 
excellence of a tract of land called "Fermanagh," now in Ju- 
niata county. He purchased it. On the Shearman's creek farm 
Hugh Alexander was his adjoining neighbor ; he became at- 
tached to his daughter, and at twenty-three years of age he 
married her; established himself at "Fermanagh," and erected 
a large stone mansion. This house is standing. It has been 
occupied by himself, his son John, and now, with some alter- 
ation and addition, by a grandson, Hugh Hamilton. He be- 
came, by successful industry, and in right of his mother, Jane 
Allen Hamilton, of great fortune for his day. The inventory 
of personal property at his death, in 1793, makes his effects in 
money, £7,500. At that moment he had active enterprises of 
various kinds in full operation — at Lost creek, at Fermanagh, 
in Shearman's valley, and at Harrisburg, where he owned prop- 
erty appraised at more than £50,000. He also erected mills on 
Lost creek and Shearman's creek. He was one of the original 
lot-holders at Harrisburg upon the laying out of the town, 
owning No. 21, on Front street. One of his largest houses was 
that at the south-east corner of the Market square ; another on 
his lot. Front street and Raspberry alley. He was unques- 
tionably the most enterprising man in the small community 
that afterwards became Harrisburg. As early as 1772 he em- 
ployed at his warehouse and stores, on what is now Mulberry 
street, between Second and Third streets, "as many as fifteen 
mules, and a far greater number of horses, upon which he 
sent nails and salt and other merchandise to Pittsbu.ra:h." 
Sending nails to Pittsburgh at this date would be reversing 
the usual course of trade. He was one of the last of those 
in the interior who held slaves, a half dozen in all. All but 
one continued in the family until the death of his widow, not 

270 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

as slaves, but as free laborers on the farms. Mr. Hamilton 
was the leader of a company of cavalry during the Eevolu- 
tion, and was out in two campaigns, 1776 and 1781. In the 
family records of the McAllisters, of Lost Creek, Juniata, one 
of whom married a grand-daughter of Captain Hamilton, we 
have the following narrative: " The American army, Decem- 
ber, 1776, shattered, disheartened, and decreasing daily, were 
making precipitate retreat across Jersey into Pennsylvania, 
before the victorious army of Howe and Cornwallis. In this 
gloomy hour a meeting of the people was called at the farm 
of Mr. William Sharon within a couple of miles of Mr. Hugh 
McAllister's, near the present town of Mexico, to consult and 
devise measures to reinforce Washington and the army. All 
the neighbors below the Narrows met. John Hamilton, of 
Fermanagh, was made chairman. It was unanimously agreed 
to raise a company of mounted men. All were young men, 
with younger families, but they did not hesitate. They agreed 
to marcli. Hamilton pledged himself to start immediately, 
then McAllister and Sharon. The former was chosen captain, 
the latter lieutenants, and in two days they were off, more 
than eighty strong, riding the first day to the mouth of the 
Swatara, over snow many inches in depth. They reached 
camp, on the Pennsylvania side, below Trenton, the day after 
the Hessians were captured." None but men with their whole 
hearts in the cause would have made such a dreary march in 
a most inclement winter, unless thoroughly in earnest. This 
was the sentiment that actuated all the frontier setlers. Their 
actions were in accordance with this craving for freedom. It 
made the Revolution a success. It is only necessary to add 
that nearly the whole expense of this effort fell upon the 
captain, and that he was never reimbursed. His widow, in 
after da_ys, remarked, the " Lord paid us back in prosperity, 
and with liberty to enjoy our own." In 1793, Harrisburg was 
scourged by a pestilence resembling yellow fever, an epidemic 
that then prevailed at Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York. 
One of its victims was Mr. Hamilton. He m. in December, 
1772, MaegarEt Alexander, b. March 17, 1754, in Shear- 
man's Valley, Cumberland, now Perry, county, Penn'a. ; d. 












Hamilton Family. 271 

August 22, 1835, at "Fermanagh," Juniata county, Penn'a. ; 
daughter of Hugh Alexander and Martha Edmeston. They 
had issue :* 

Jean., b. June 1, 1774; m. John Kean. 
, Martha, b. August 5, 1776 ; d. March 16, 1830 ; m. James 

Alricks. (See Alricks record.) 
John., b. Sept. 10, 1782: m. Francisca Blair Edmeston. 
Hugh., b. June 30, 1785; m. Rosanna Boyd. 
Margaret, b. August 12, 1789 ; m. Moses Maclean. 
Katharine-Allen^h. November 13, 1792 ; m. Jacob Spangler. 

Mrs. Margaret (Alexander) Hamilton, m. secondly, in 1795, 
Andkew Mitchel, b. November 1, 1754, in Dublin, Ireland ; 
d. December 21, 1825, in Harrisburg, Pa. He served as an 
officer in the war of the Revolution, having arrived in America 
in 1774. After the war taught school. He was an accom- 
plished scholar, highly esteemed in social and public life ; was 
cautious and methodical in his business, and precise in training 
pupils, his own and his numerous step-children. They had 
issue (surname Mitchel) : 

i. Jane- Alexander, h. July 17,1799; d. February 3, 1876 ; m. 
November 29, 1819, Dr. Thomas Whiteside, b. October 
31, 1790; son of John Whiteside and Mary Elton, of 
Lancaster county, Pa. ; and had issue (surname White- 
side) : 

*In a Bible presented to Martha Edmeston Alexander, mother of 
Margaret Hamilton, in 1732, we have the following: 

" Record of John and Margaret [Alexander] Hamilton, 1772. 

"Jean Hamilton daughter of John Hamilton, was Born on the 
first day of June 1774 on Juniata. 

" Martha Hamilton, was born on the fifth day of August, 1776 in 

" The first Boy was Born February 1 1781 — on Juniata, died in 

" John Hamilton was Born September the 10th day 1782 at nine 
o'clock in the morning — at Fermanagh. 

" Hugh Hamilton was Born the 30th day of June 1785 at two o'clock 
in the morning — at Fermanagh. 

" Mary Hamilton Born the 30th of December 1787— Died at Har- 

"Margarets Hamilton was born the 11th day of August, at four 
o'clock in th3 morning, 1789 — at Harrisburg. 

" Kitty Alien Hamilton was Born the 13th day of November at four 
o'clock in the afternoon 1792 — in Paxton." 

272 Pennsylvania Qenealogies. 

1. Margaret-Mitchel ; m. Dr. A. C. Stees,of Union 

county, Penn'a ; and had issue (surname 
o. Marion. 

h. Jane-Whitisicle; m. Joseph R.Orwig, and 
had issue (surname Orwig) Margaret- 
Mitchel, Mary-Gilbert, Clara-Beaver, Jo- 
seph-Ralph, Louisa-Hayes, and Reuben- 

c. T homas- Whiteside. 

d. Clarence; m. Elizabeth Bowers, of Orrs- 
town, Franklin county, Pa. ; no issue. 

e. John-Irvine; m. Annie Armstrong; and 
had Harry Armstrong. 

f. Herman- Alricks ; m. Minnie Sheldon, of 
Beverly, N. J. 

g. Abraham-Cypher. 

2. Philip-Syny-Physkk ; m. Mary E. Simpson, and 

had issue, Amelia^ Jane, William, and Elder. 

3. Mary-Elton; m. William B. Brandon, of Adams 

county, Pa.; and liad issue (surname Brandon), 
Jane- Whiteside, Katharine-Hamilton, Ellen, 
and Martha. 

4. Jane-Gordon; m. Leigh R. Baugher, of Adams 

county, Pa ; and had issue (surname Baugher), 
Mary- Whiteside, Thomas-Brooks, and Henry- 

V. Sarah Bella Chambees,^ (Katharine, ^ Jolin,^ 
James,^) b. 1759; cL, 1884, at Ludlow Station, O., was twice 
married ; m. first, Andrew Dunlop, b. 1756 ; d. September, 
1785 ; an attorney-at-law, Franklin county, Penn'a ; and had 
issue ; m. secondly, Captain Archibald McAlister. of Foit 
Hunter, Dauphin county, Penn'a, and no issue. Sarah Bella 
Chambers and Andrew Dunlop had issue (surname Duulop) : 

i. Catharine; m. Colonel Casper Wever, of Weverton, Ind. ; 
and had issue (surname Vi evev) Catharine-H.,m. William 
J. Collins. 

ii. James; m. Miss Madera, of Chambersburg, and had 
Sarah-Bella, m. John A. Wilson, and Helen. 

Hi. Charlotte; m. Charles Clarkson, of Kentucky. 

iv. Josephine; m. .James C. Ludlow, of Ohio; and had issue 
(surname Ludlow) Janies-Dunlop, Sarah-Bella-Cham- 
bers, m. Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio; Euhamah, m. Ran- 

Hamilton Family. 273 

• dall Hunt, of New York; Charlotte-Chainhers, m. 
Charles Ap Jones; Catharine^ m. Lewis Whiteman ; 
Benjamin-Chambers, m. Frances Jones; and Israel, d. 
s. p. 

YI. Chaelotte Chambers,'* (Katharine, ^ Joh-n,^ James, ^) 
b. 1765 ; d. 1804 ; m., first, Israel Ludlow, of Ludlow Sta- 
tion, Ohio ; d. 1804 ; and had issue (surname Ludlow) : 

i. James-Ckambers ; m. Josephine Dunlop, his cousin. 
ii. Martha- Catharine ; m. first, Ambrose Dudley, of Frank- 
fort, Ky.; and had issue (surname Dudley) Louisa, m. 

J. A. D. Burrows; Ethelbert-Ludlow, m. Mary F. Scott; 

and , m. John Breckenridge, son of John C. 

Breckenridge. She m., secondly, Eev. John W. Cra- 

craft, of Ohio, and had issue. 
Hi. Sarah-Bella-Chambers]; m., first, Jeptha D. Garrard, of 

Kentucky, and had issue (surname Garrard) : Israel, m. 

Catharine Wood; Gem-ge Wood, Kenner, Lewis H., m. 

Florence Van Vliet, and Jeptha, m. Anna Knup. She m,, 

secondly, Hon, John McLean, of the U. S. Court ; no 

iv. Israel, m. Adelia Stacarn, of Alexandria, Va., and had 

issue : Louisa, William, and Albert. 

Mrs. Charlotte Chambers Ludlow m., secondly, Rev. David 
EiSKE, of Missouri, and had issue (surname Eiske) : 

V. iCuhamah, m. Butler Kenner, of Louisiana, and had issue 
(surname Kenner) : Charlotte, m. George Harding, of 
Philadelphia, and Mary, m. Horace Binney, of Philadel- 

VI. Charlotte, m. George W. Jones, U. S. Senator from Iowa. 

vii. [A daughter] ; m. Xelson Clement, of Kew York city. 

IX. Jean" Hamilton,* (John,^ John,^ James, i) b. June 1, 
1774; d. March 20, 1847, at Harrisburg, Penn'a; m. Decem- 
ber 10, 1789, by Rev. Mr. Hoge, of Carlisle, Johi^ Kean", b. 
October 3, 1762, in Philadelphia ; d. December 9, 1818, in Har- 
risburg, Pa. ; son of John Kean [1728-1801] and Mary Dun- 
lop [1728-1819.] His father removed to what is now Dauphin 
county, Pa., in 1775, and there the son grew to man's estate. 
In 1780, he entered the service, and was with the armj^ 
until after the capitulation at Yorktown. Upon his dis- 
charge he was placed with James Clunie, a merchant at 
Hummelstown, second sheriff of Dauphin county, at a 

274 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

salary of one hundred dollars a year and boarding. In this 
period he taught himself con\reyancing and surveying. In 
1785 he located at Harrisburg, in partnership with Mr. 
Clunie, In 1788 he was one of the members of the famous 
"Harrisburg Conference." He was one of the first managers 
of the library company, established in 1787, and the same year 
elected a commissioner of the county ; one of the trustees of the 
Harrisburg Academy, 1788 ; treasurer of the Presbyterian con- 
gregation in 1790 ; chosen captain of the first volunteer com- 
pany upon the resignation of General Hanna, and president of 
the first tire company, and in 1792 appointed an associate judge. 
In 1796 Mr. Kean purchased, with John Elder, Jr., ISTew 
Market forge, about three miles from Palmyra, and removed 
thence. Was elected to the State Senate, and reelected in 
1798, serving until 1802. In 1805 he was appointed by Gov- 
ernor McKean Ptegister General, serving for three years. He 
removed to Philadelphia in 1810, was a merchant there, re- 
turned to Harrisburg in 1813, was again appointed justice of 
the peace by Governor Snyder, which office he filled until his 
death. He was an active and influential citizen of the Com- 
monwealth for many years. Judge Kean married in 1786 
Mary Whitehill, daughter of Robert Whitehill, of Cum- 
berland county. By her he had one daughter, Eleanor, who 
married, March 24, 1808, William Patton, M. D., son of 
Thomas Patton and Eleanor Fleming, born in 1775, in Derry 
township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county. Pa, Dr. Patton 
received a good education, studied medicine under the elder 
Dr. William Simonton, and gradu.ated at the University of 
Pennsylvania. He located at Hummelstown, and was in suc- 
cessful practice there at his death, which occurred the 30th of 
March, 1816. He was buried in Derry Church grave-yard. 
After his decease, Mrs. Patton married Christian Spayd, and 
left descendants. By his second wife, Jane Hamilton, there, 
was issue, (surname Kean) : 

M. Jo/in, b. January 21, 1795, cl. s. p. 

n. Louisa, b. August, 1799 ; resides at Harrisburg, Pa.; m. 

General Samuel Power, of Beaver, and had one daughter, 

d. s. p. 

Hamilton Family. 275 

in. Margaret-Hamilton, b. February 17, 1S06; d. October 11, 

1855 ; unm. 
iv. Jane-Duffield; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 

YIII. John" Hamilton/ (John,^ John,2 James, i) b. Sept. 
10, 1782, at Fermanagh, Juniata county, Penn'a. ; d. June 2, 
1851, at Fermanagh, and is buried at Mifflintown. He received 
a careful preparatory education at Harrisburg, and was sent to 
Dickinson College, where he graduated. The estate of " Fer- 
managh " coming to him by inheritance, he resided on the an- 
cestral farm until his death. Mr. Hamilton m., by Rev. Francis 
Hyndman, February 14, 1805, Feancesca Blaik Edmeston, 
b. in Chester county, Penn'a. ; d. March 6, 1818, at Fermanagh ; 
daughter of Dr. Samuel Edmeston and Martha Blair.* They 
had issue : 

i. Samuel- Edmeston, b. Nov. 14,1805; d. Dec. 18, 1847; m. 
Sarah Hawk, and bad Francesca-BIair, m. Jacob God- 
shal ; John-Andreiv, Mary, Sarak-Hawk, d. s. p., and 
Marciaret,m. Wellington Smith. 

ii. John-Andrew, b. June 27, 1807 ; d. Feb. 22, 1840, s. p. 

in. Hugh- Alexander, b. Oct. 30, 1808, d. s. p. 

iv. Margaret-Mitchel, b. Oct. 27, 1810; d. July 22, 1838; m. 

John Alexander ; no issue. 
V. Martha-Edmeaton , b. March 16, 1812 ; d. July 25, 1833, s. p. 

vi. Thomas-AlUn, b. August 17, 1813 ; d. October 28, 1820, s. p. 

xii. Francesca-Blair, b. May 16, 1815 ; m. first, Hon. Amos 
Gustine ; secondly Dr. James Frow ; no issue. 
12. viii. Hugh, b. October 16, 1816 ; m. first, Sarah Gettys McDow- 
ell ; secondly, Sarah Ann Kloss. 

ix. Van-Hook, b. March 4, 1818 ; d. Sept. 3, 1848, s. p. 

IX. Hugh Hamilton, * (John,^ John^, James, i)b. June 
30, 1785, at Fermanagh, Juniata county, Penu'a. ; d. September 
8, 1836, at Harrisburg, Penn'a. He received a careful prepar- 
atory education at Harrisburg, and with his brother John was 
sent to Dickinson College, where he graduated. He studied- 
law under Thomas Elder, and was admitted to the Dau^^hin 
county bar in 1805. At the time of his admission to the bar 

* Martha Blair was a daughter of Kev. Samuel Blair, D. D. 
Dr. Edmeston was a son of David, and grandson of David and Mar- 
garet Edmeston, who came to Maryland in 1647. Mrs. Edmeston 
was a granddaughter of Jjawrence Yan Hook, a judge under the 
Dutch rule in New York. 

276 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Judge Henry bad ordered the prothonotary to issue commis- 
sions on parchment. Accordingly the descendants of the young 
lawyer have his commission "on parchment,'' issued 21st of 
June, 1805, signed by "Joshua Elder, Pro'thy, by order of 
the Court,"' with the seal of the county attached. In 1808, 
Mr. Hamilton edited and published The Times, at Lancaster, 
and upon the i-emoval of the seat of government to Harrisbnrg, 
with William Gillmor, The Harrishurg Chronicle.^ the leading 
and influential newspaper at the State capital for twenty years. 
The Chronicle was the first paper in Pennsylvania which gave 
full and systematic legislative reports. Mr. Hamilton was a 
vigorous and polished writer, and his editorials and letters 
models of elegant composition, and much of it has been pre- 
served. For a quarter of a century he wielded considerable 
political influence through his newspaper. He was an active 
and enterprising citizen, twice chief burgess of Harrisbnrg, fre- 
quently a member of its council, and highly esteemed in social 
intercourse. Mr. Hamilton, m. January 6, 1807, by Rev. 
James Snodgrass, of Hanover church, RosANNA Boyd, b. 
December 1, 1786, at Harrisbnrg, Penn'a. ; d. April 17, 1872, 
at Harrisbnrg, and there buried ; daughter of Adam Boyd and 
Jeannette MacFarlane.* They had issue: 

*Adam Boyd, son of John Boyd and Elizabeth Young, was a na- 
tive of Northampton county, Pa^., born in 1746. His ancestors were 
of that sturdy and feJfrless race who, after winning religious liberty 
at home, braved the perils of the ocean and a life in the wilds of 
America, that they might establish civil and religious freedom in the 
Kew World. The ancestor of this family was Adam Boyd, an officer 
of the rank of captain in the army sent by Charles I to Ireland* on 
the roll of Scottish division June 5, 1649. As was usual in Scotland, 
one of the sons, Adam (2) went into the Church ; his son Adam (3) 
was also a Presbyterian clergyman. Early in 1714, his son John (4) 
and a younger brother, Rev. Adam Boyd left their native land, Scot- 
land, arriving at Philadelphia in the summer of that year. John m., 
the year following, Jane Craig, daughter of Thomas Craig, and sub- 
sequently became (1728) one of the first emigrants to the "Irish Settle- 
menl?," now in Northampton county. His son John, born in Philadel- 
phia in 1716, m., in 1744, Elizabeth, daughtetof Sir William Young, 
" an Ulster baronet."'' Their eldest son was Adam Boyd the subject of 
this sketch. He learned the trade of a carpenter, and was following that 
avocation when the war of the Revolution called to arms. When the 

Hamilton Family. 277 

13. i. Adam Boyd, b. Sept. 17, 1808; m. Catharine Louisa Nau- 

n. Alexander, b. October 4, 1810; d. June 5, 1873, uDm. 

14. in. John, b. Oct. 21, 1815; m. Amanda Jane Thomason. 

iv. Thomas Allen, b. Feb. 14, 1818; d. Dec. 14, 1S74. He re- 
ceived a good education, and learned the trade of a prin- 
ter in his father'^ office, at which he worked until he re- 
ceived the appointment of an assistant engineer on the 

State of Pennsylvania had formed its little navy for the protection of 
the ports on the Delaware, in 1776, Adam Boyd received his first com- 
mission. In 1777 he was honorably discharged. He at once entered 
the army proper, holding the same rank therein. He was at the bat- 
tles of Brandywine and Germantown, with two of his brothers, one 
of whom, John, was killed in the latter engagement. Subsequently, 
Lieut. Boyd acted as " master of wagons," with the rank of captain, 
and as such remained with the army until the surrender of York- 
town. Passing Harris ferry, in the spring of 1782, to the home of his 
mother, near ISTewville, Mr. Boyd was struck with the immense ad- 
vantages offered by the location of the proposed town. He subse- 
quently purchased of the proprietor a lot on the corner of Second and 
Mulberry streets. 1\\ 1784 he became a permanent resident. The 
dwelling-house erected by him in J792 on lots 210 and 212 of the orig- 
inal plan of the borough, on Second below Mulberry, is yet in the 
ownership of his descendants. Under the first charter of Harrisburg 
in 1791, he was chosen a burgess. Dr. Jolui Luther being the other. 
In 1792 he was elected treasurer of the county, and held the office 
until 1806, when he declined a reelection. In 1809, Mr. Boyd was 
elqcted a director of the poor, and during his term of office, the county 
poor-house and mill were erected under his direction. Mr. Boyd d. 
on the 14th of May, 1814; was interred in the Presbyterian grave- 
yard, of which he was an elder. Subsequently his remains were re- 
moved to the Harrisburg cemetery. In private trusts Mr. Boyd was 
very frequently employed. His correspondence and accounts are pre- 
cise and methodical, particularly the care with which he managed 
the estate of the<younger William Maclay. In person he was five feet 
eight inches in height, a stout, healthy, florid man, dark brown hair 
and eyes. At fifty-two years of age he had no gray hairs. He is rated 
on the " Mill Purchase" at £23 2s., being the fourth highest assess- 
ment upon that curious record. Mr. Boyd m., 1784, Jeannette Mac- 
farlane, b. June 23. 1764; d. December 4, 1790, buried at Harrisburg ; 
daughter of Patrick Macfarlane and Rosanna Howard, b. 1735. 
Patrick Macfarlane, b. 1727, son of James Macfarlane and Jeannette 
Buchanan, daughter of Robert Buchanan ; James, b. in Scotland, 
December 24, 1695, came to America in 1717, m., 1724, in Pequea, 
now Lancaster county. The only descendant of Adam Boyd and 
Jeannette was Rosanna Boyd, who m. Hugh Hamilton. 

278 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

State caiials, under Col. James Worrall, but soon aban- 
doned both avocations, in order to join a brother in a 
business, which they successfully prosecuted until his 
death. He served as a member of the city councils of 
Harrisburg a longer continuous period than any other 
citizen has ever done, being elected for about twenty 
years in succession, generally without serious opposition, 
although many epochs of great public excitement inter- 
vened to produce tierce and close political contests. His 
neighbors never failed to ascertain his political opinions, 
yet, whether voting for or against him, they rejoiced to 
know that he was their representative and the leader 
of the municipal legislature. In the language of a con- 
temporary, "Mr. Hamilton, in his intercourse with his 
fellow-citizens, was courteous to all, liberal to the poor, 
positive in opinion, methodical in business, reticent, de- 
liberate, but prompt in judgment." His integrity was 
never impeaclied in public or private transactions. He 
died, unmarried, at Hari'isburg, in the same house in 
wiiich he was born. 
V. Margaret, b. Feb. 2, 1820 ; d. April 27, 1876 ; m. Hon. Hugh 
Nelson McAllister, of Belief onte, Penn'a; no issue. 
(See, proceedings on Ms- death hy the Constitutional Conven- 
tion of 1873, ) 

vi. Andrew-Mitch el, b. April 9, 1822 ; d. May 16, 1827. 
vii. William, b. Feb. 10, 1824; an attorney, residing at Belle- 

fonte, Penn'a. 
via. Cathariyie-Jane, b. June 30, 1826 ; d. Nov. 11, 1826. 

ix. Hugh, b. Aug. 9. 1828 ; d. Jan. 28, 1830. 

X. .Margaket Hamilton, 4 (John,-'^ John,^ James, "^) b. 
August 12, 1789, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. November 18, 1814, 
at Harrisburg, and there buried; m., April 18, 1809, Moses 
Maclean, b. 1785, in Adams county. Pa.; d. at Huntingdon, 
Pa. His grandfather, Archibald Maclean, born on the west 
coast of Scotland, in 1716, came to America, and had sons, 
Moses, William, Samuel, John, James, and Alexander. The 
father, Moses Maclean, was an active and prominent official in 
that part of then York county, both before, during, and after 
the Eevolution. The son, Moses, chose the legal profession. 
After completing his studies, in 1807 he removed to Harrisburg, 
where he could have risen to a commanding position, if his di- 
versified and unusual ability had been directed to a close at- 
tention to his profession. He represented Dauphin county in 

Hamilton Family. 279 

the Pennsylvania House of Eepresentatives. He was well 
educated, possessed of pure literary taste ; was a wit and a poet. 
In person heavily built, of good stature, and captivating ad- 
dress. In one of the best known of his poetical eiJusions, the 
standard hymn commencing " Come mourning souls rejoice, 
be glad," the closing verse is an appeal so prophetic, as to ap- 
pear exactly fitted to his future — ^iong after it was penned : 

" Should persecution's eager shaft, 
Pursue us while we live, 
Jesus, Benevolent, Divine, 
Oh, teach us to ^Forgive.'' " 

Margaret Hamilton and Moses Maclean had issue, (surname 

Maclean) : 

i. Sarah, b. April 16, 1811 ; m. Dr. William Elder, b. 1806 ; d. 
April 5, 1885 : and had issue, (surname Elder) : 

1. Jessie, b. October 7, 1835; m. June 15, 1863, 
Luther Ringwalt. 
ii. Margaret, b. April 3, 1813; d. July 21, 1876; buried at 

Harrisburg, Pa. 
in. Katharine-Hamilion,\). October 26, 1814 ; resides at Doyles- 
town. Pa. 

XL Katharine Alleist HAMiLTOisr,* (John,^ John,^ 
James, ^) b. November 13, 1792, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. June 
12, 1873, at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., May 23, 1820, by Rev. Wm. 
R DeWitt, Jacob Spangler, b. 1768, in York county, Pa.; 
d. 1843, at York, Pa., and with his wife there buried; son of 
Rudolph Spangler and Dorothea Dinkle. Greneral Spangler 
learned the trade of a watchmaker ; was, when a very young 
man, postmaster at York ; county surveyor and county com- 
missioner ; a representative in Congress, 1816 ; Surveyor Gen- 
eral of Pennsylvania, 1817 to 1820, under Governor Findlay. 
and again, 1823 to 1829, under Governor Shulze, and was a 
brigadier general of the Pennsjdvania militia. They had issue 
(surname Spangler) : 

i. Margaret-Dorothea; m. Hon. Stokes L. Roberts, of Bucks 
county , who d. February 21 . 1 884, and is buried at Doyles- 
town, Bucks county, Pa; no issue. 

ii. J'aco6--B?«ZoZj5/t, d. March 2, 1882; m.,May 18, 1847, Frances 
R. Elliott, b. April 12, 1828, daugliter of Com. Jesse Dun- 
can Elliott, U. S. N"., and Frances Carr Vaughn; and 
had issue (surname Spangler) : 

280 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. EUioU, b. May 5, 1848; m., February 20, 1870, 

Sarah Householder, and bad issue : 
a. John-H.^ b. N'ovember 3, 1875. 
h. Jesse-E., b. May 27, 1882. 
c. Ervnn-D., b. October 7, 1884. 

2. Harry-Allen, b. May 12, 1849; m. October 27, 
1869; d. 1870, leaving a daughter, Catharine- 

Allen, b. August, 1870. 

3. Frances-Elliott, b. July 16, 1850 ; m. May 3, 1870, 

George Shultz ; and had issue (surname 
Shultz) : 

a. Blanche, b. November 6, 1871. 

6. Valeria-E., b. December 16, 1879. 

4. Jacoh-Tt., b. October 25, 1852 ; m., and had issue. 

5. Washington, b. March 17, 1855; m., and had 


6. Ellen-Duncan, b. December 16, 1856. 

Hi. Jane-Martha, b. 1825; d. 1854; m. John Henry Small, of 
York; and had issue (surname Small) : Henry; m.,and 
resides at Leipsic, Germany. 

iv. Rosanna-Hamilton, d. s. p. 

V. Susan-EUzaheth ; m. William Radcliflfe DeWitt, M. D., of 
Harrisburg; reside in Florida. [See Maclay record.) 

vi. Frances, d. s. p. 

XII. Hugh Hamilton, ^ (Joliii,^ Jolm,^ Jolin,^ James, ^) 
b. October 16, 1816, at Fermanagh, Juniata county, Penn'a ; 
resides upon the farm his ancestor purchased in 1770 ; is a suc- 
cessful farmer and esteemed citizen of Juniata county. He m., 
first, Sarah Gettys McDowell, of Chester county, Penn'a. 
They liad issue : 

i. Mary-Mitchell ; m. Ezra Parker, an attorney of Mifflintown, 

Penn'a, and had issue (surname Parker), Andrew. 
a. John, a professor in the State College of Penn'a ; m. Eliza- 
beth M. Thompson, daughter of Moses Thompson, of 
Centre Furnace, Centre county, Penn'a; and had issue. 

Mr. Hamilton m., secondly, Sarah Ann Kloss, of Juniata 
county, Penn'a. They had issue : 

Hi. Susan Alice. 

in. Martha-Ann ; m. Milton Frazer; reside in Akron, O. 

V, Emma-Jane- 

vi. Ossian Kloss. 

vii. Rosanna; m. James W. Goodhart, of Lewistown, Penn'a. 
via. Francesca-Blair . 

Hamilton Family. ^ 281 

ix. Sarah-Ellen ; m. Marion P. Von Buskirk, of Greenspring, 

X. Hugh. 

XIII. Adam Boyd Hamilton, s (Hugh,'* Jolin,^ John,^ 
James, 1) b. September 18, 1808, in Harrisburg, Penn'a, where 
he now resides. His school training was under private tutors, 
and at the Harrisburg Academy. He learned the trade of 
printer in his father's establishment, the Harrisburg Chronicle. 
During this training he remembers two of the journeymen of 
the office, who, afterwards were Chief Justices of the Supreme 
Court of Pennsylvania, Messrs. Lewis and Thompson, as well 
as many others who became men of political and social em- 
inence. As he rose to manhood, he was appointed in the en- 
gineer corps of the Janiata division of the State works, under 
DeWitt Clinton, Jr., as chief. The partner of his father having 
died, he returned to Harrisburg, and became part owner of 
the Chronicle. He was chosen, when scarcely of voting age, one 
of the printers to the Legislature. After spending a couple of 
years in the South, he returned to Harrisburg, and was ap- 
pointed to a position at Washington city ; resigned, taking con- 
trol of the Pennsylvania Reporter at Harrisburg ; subsequently 
unanimously chosen assistant clerk of the Senate, resigning 
that, and becoming joint partner in the Pennsylvanian, at Phil- 
adelphia, with MifEin Parry, Joseph Neal, J. W. Forney, and 
S. I). Patterson. At the termination of this partnership, he 
became printer to both Houses of Congress, and at the repeal 
of the contract law, i-eturned to Harrisburg, and for the follow- 
ing nine years was State printer. He has held a number of 
public ppsitions : that of school-director for twelve years ; presi- 
dent of the select council ; one of the commissioners of 1860, 
and of a subsequcDt one in 1870, to make a plot of the city of 
Harrisburg ; president of the State Agricultural Society, and 
of the Dauphin County Society ; a trustee of the Harrisburg 
Academy ; secretary of the board of managers of the Harrisburg 
Hospital from the first meeting on the subject, in 1872 ; presi- 
dent of the board of trustees of Derry Presbyterian Church, and 
president of tbe Dauphin County Historical Society since its 
formation. Mr. Hamilton m., in Philadelphia, December 18, 

282 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1845, by Eev. Thomas Brainard, Catharine Louisa Nau- 
DAiJsr, b. April 11, 1823, in New Castle county, Del. ; d. Sep- 
tember 11, 1883, in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried ; daugh- 
ter of Dr. Arnold Naudain* and Mary Schee. *0n the death 

*The family record of Hon. Arnold ISTaudain is interesting. 
Briefly stated, it is as follows : 

Elias Naudain, b. 1657; d. 1694; m. Gahel Arnaud, 1676. Had 

Elias Naudain, b. 1686; d. 1752; m., in Philadelphia, Lydia Le 
Roux, 1715, daughter of Pierre Le Roux. Both Naudain and Le 
Roux were, natives of La Tremblade, Saintonge, Prance. The 
former received his "denization" in England, November 17, 1681. 
Both were " naturalized " in London, March 8, 1682. 

Arnold ISJ'audain, b. 1728; m. Catharine Alfree, 1751 — both died 
August 6, 1796. 

Andrew Naudain, b. 1758; d. 1819; m. Rebeka Snow, b. 1770; d. 

Arnold ISTaudain, b. 1790; d. 1872; m., in 1810, Mary Schee, b- 
1787 ; d. 1860 ; daughter of Hermanns Schee and Mary Naudain. 

Dr. ISTaudain's first public service was in the war of 1812, when he 
was surgeon of the Delaware regiment. In 1822, he was nominated 
for Congress ; his opponent was Louis McLane, who was elected. 
In 1824 and in 1828, the political race between these distinguished 
gentlemen was run again, and with the same result. At each contest 
the vote was nearly equal. In 1825, Dr. ISTaudain was elected to the 
Legislature, a member from New Castle county, sitting with his 
brother, Elias, who represented Kent county. The former was 
chosen Speaker, serving with great acceptability. In 1828, he was 
commissioned a judge of the court of common pleas, by Governor 
Charles Polk, tlie bench consisting of Thomas Clayton, Arnold 
Naudain, and Jacob Stout. In 1829, Louis McLane resigned his 
seat as United States Senator, and in January, 1830, Dr. Nandain 
was appointed ; taking his seat the day he entered the forty-flrst 
year of his age. In 1832, while occupying this eminent. position, 
he was nominated for Governor, although earnestly protesting 
"against a step so impolitic." In 1833, he was again chosen 
United States Senator. He fully appreciated this mark of high 
confidence, but his private business was suffering. After deliberate 
consideration he decided to resign his public position, and resume 
his professional avocation. He resigned June 17, 1836. In 1841, 
he again entered public life as Collector of the Port of Wilming- 
ton, and Superintendent of tlie Light-houses on the Delaware. He 
resided in Philadelphia for some years, but in 1857 returned to his 
native State. Dr. ISTaudain, m., in 1810, Mary Schee, b. 1787; d. 
1860. They had issue (surname Naudain) : 

Hamilton Family. 288 

of Mrs. Hamilton, one who knew her well, writes : " It is no 
eulogy, but the testimony of all who knew her, that few ex- 
celled her in those womanly traits of character and gentle at- 
tractions of manner and person that are fitted to charm and 
hold the hearts of friends. Under the discipline of suffering 
and the training of the Divine Saviour, her Christian life took 
on a serene and patient, a gentle and tender aspect, that be- 
tokened its heavenly origin." A. Boyd Hamilton and wife 
had issue : 

15. i. Howard, b. May 18, 1847 ; m. Ella-Maria Harbert. 

16. n. Hugh, (twin,) b. May 18, 1847; m. Florence Wallace. 

iii. Boyd., b., Wednesday June 6, 1849, in Philadelphia; d. 
Monday, March 13, 1854; buried at Harrisburg. 

w. Mary-Schee-JSFaudain, b. Monday July 24, 1854; d, Wed- 
nesday, March 3, 1856 ; buried at Harrisburg. 

V. Naudain, b., Monday, February 9, 1857, at Harrisburg, 

XIY. John Hamilton, ^ (Hugh,'* John,^ John,^ James, *) 

b. October 21, 1815, at Harrisburg, Pa.; went to Texas at an 

early period, and yet resides there ; participated in its war for 

independence, and for his services received a large tract of land 

in Jasper county, on the Angelina river, near its junction with 

the Nueces; m., August 1, 1844, near Zavalla, Texas, Amanda 

Jane Thomason, b. February 4, 1830; d. April 26, 1867; 

i. James-Schee, b. September 24, 1811 ; m., September 4, 1832, 

Ann Elizabeth Blackiston ; d. May 23, 1844, and had 

six children. 
it. Andrew-Snow, b. February 20, 1813; m., March 7, 1833, 

Mary Pennel Corbit ; and had two daughters. 
iii. Behecka-Ann, b. February 22, 1815; m., April 20,1837, 

Hugh Alexander; d. IN"ovember 14, 1883 ; and had eight 

iv. Mary-Hamhly, b. October 11, 1817; m., March 19, 1845, 

William Newell Hamilton ; and had three chldren. 
V. Elizabeth- Biddle, b. September 29, 1820; m. February 9, 

1842, James Edward Ellis ; and had six children. 
vi. Catharine-Louisa, b. April 11, 1823 ; m. as above, 
vii. Lyd.ia-Frazer, h. May 29, 1825; m., September 14, 1847, 

Clayton Augustus Conegill, d. in Florida, l!^ovember 17, 

1871 ; and had three children. 
via. Caroline- Amelia, b. October 27, 1827 ; d. April 14, 1848, 

s. p. 

281 Pennsylvariia Genealogies. 

daughter of Moses Kelly Thomason and Thjrza Ann Camp- 
bell.* Thej had issue : 

i. liosanna-Catharine^h. September 25, 184:5 ; m. August 31, 
1865, Lanier W. Ludlow, and had issue (surname Lud- 
low) : 

1. John-Lanier, b. September 7, 1866. 

2. Alexander-Franklin, b. January 31, 1869. 

3. Thomas- Riley, b. October 8, 1870. 

4. Josephine-Octavia, b. ISTovember 25, 1872. 

5. Charlotte- Amanda, b. June 11, 1877. 

6. Nancy-Mahala, b. April 23, 1880. 

7. Bobert-Clinton, b. April 21, 1882. 

a. Ann-Elizabeth, b. May 31, 1847; m., December''23, 1868, 
"William Byerly ; and had issue (surname Byerly) : 

1. Adam-Boyd, b. September 30, 1869. 

2. Hugh-Andrew, b. June 5, 1872. 

3. James-William, b. May 15, 1875. 

4. Amanda- Gai-oline, b. July 24, 1879. 

5. Margaret-Penelope, b. January 25, 1882. 

6. John-Hamilton, b. September 29, 1884. 
Hi. Huqh-Moses, b. September 26, 1849 ; d. s. p. 

iv. Margaret-Frances, b. April 10,1851 ; m., December 3, 1873, 
Wallace Ferguson; d. March 31, 1882; and had issue 
(surname Ferguson) : 

1. Kmily-Jane, b. December 13, 1874. 

2. Arqyle- Hamilton, b. April 10, 1877. 

3. Margaret-An7i,\). December 2Q, 1880. 

V. Avianda-Jane,h. April 18, 1853; m.. May 16, 1873, Jolin 
Wallace Williams ; and had issue (surname AVilliams) : 

* Thyrza Anne Campbell was a daughter of Dr. Duncan Camp- 
bell, of Flemingsburg, Ky. He was born at Edinburg, Scotland, in 
1764, closely related to tlie family of Argyle-Campbell, brother of 
ti-eorge W. Campbell, United States Senator from Tenn., Secretary 
of the Treasury, and ambassador to Russia. Dr. Duncan Campbell 
married Ann Washburn, a native of Virginia and of English ances- 
try. They had issue (surname Campbell) : 

*. Argyle; a prominent lawyer of Mississippi; d. prior to 

ii. Archibald; a lawyer residing in Alabama. 
Hi. Eliza; m. David Hubbard, member of Congress from 

iv. Cynthia; m.. first, Alexander Kerr, a merchant ;' second, 

Colonel Davis, a planter of Mississippi. 
V. Thyrza- Ann; m. Moses K. Thomason, a merchant. 
vi. Mahala; m. Andrew Smythe, of Alabama, father of George 
W. Smythe, member of Congress from Texas. 

Hamilton Family. 285 

1. Sarah- Catharine, b. July 31, 1874; d. s. p. 

2. Henry -Lewis- Duncan, b. May 31, 1875. 
8. Amavda-Angeline, b. March 8, 1880. 
4. James-Kelly, b. August 24, 1883. 

vi. John-Boyd, b. June 16, 1855; m., October 14, 1876, Eliza- 
beth Nicholas; d. May 13, 1884; and had issue: 

1. Allen-Boyd, b. August 27, 18S1. 

2. Elizabeth; d. 1884. 

vii. Alexander -Dun can, b. June 5, 1857. 
I'm. Thyrza-Mahala, b. September 26, 1860. 
ix. William- Allen, b. August 24, 1863. 
,/ X. Arqyle-Camphell, b. February 4, 1867. 

~XV. Howard Hamilton," (Adam Boyd,^ Hugh,* John,^ 
John, 3 James,!) b. Tuesday, May 18, 1847, in Philadelphia, 
Pa. ; m., September 23, 1875, by Rev. Dr. Parker, Ella 
Maria Harbert, b. August 29, 1851 ; daughter of Samuel C. 
Harbert.* They had issue: 

i. Saynuel-Harhert,h. July 11, 1877, at Overbrook, Philadel- 
ii. Charles-Nauelain, b. February 25. 1883; d. July 26, 1883. 

XVI. Hugh Hamilton,*' (Adam Boyd,^ Hugh,* John,^ 
John, 2 James,!) b. Tuesdaj^, May 18, 18-17, in Philadelphia, 
is a practicing physician at Harrisburg, Pa. ; m., at Pittsburgh, 
February 25, 1875, by Rev. John K. McKallip, Florence 
Wallace, b. February 4, 1843 ; d. March 25, 1880, buried 
at Harrisburg, daughter of Rev. Dr. Benjamin John Wallace, 
{See Maclay record,) and Sarah Cochran, daughter of George 
Cochran, (of Richard,) Pittsburgh. They had issue : 

i. Adam-Boy d, b. December 5, 1875. 
ii. Benjamin-Wallace, b. November 20, 1877. 
Hi. Louisa -Naudian, b. October 13, 1879; d. April 11, 1880; 
buried at Harrisburg. 

* Samuel Cloke Harbert, son of Zebedee Harbert and Sarah 
Cloke, whose ancestors settled in Maryland prior to 1700. Colonel 
Harbert entered the army from New Jersey, and at the close of the 
civil war held the rank and position of a paymaster. His terra of 
service was from the beginning to the end of the war. Mrs. Harbert 
descends from Thomas Lloyd, whose descent is known as early as 
1515 — deputy Governor of Penn'a in 1684— through Rachel Lloyd 
Preston, whose daughter JIannah m. Samuel Carpenter, 1711, whose 
son Preston m. Hannah Smith, 1742, &c. {See record by Charles Per- 
rin Smith, of Trenton, jSf. J.) 

Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


[This name has had a varied orthography — in olden times 
De la Haye and De la Hay a, while in later, Hay, Hays, and 
Hayes. The American branch of the family write it Hays, as 
a general thing.- In Bnrke's Peerage is a very interesting ac- 
count of the origin of the Hays arms, which was- — " argent, 
three escutcheon gules," to which was afterwards added 
" crossed arms, each hand grasping a short sword and support- 
ing the escutcheon gules, surmounted by a crown."] 

I. William Hays, ^ a native of Scotland, left that country 
during the religious persecutions, and settled in the county 
Tyrone, north of Ireland. He was at the siege of Derry, and 
endured its trials until relief came, being absent from his family 
twenty-two months. His wife and two small children were of 
the number of those who had been " driven to the walls," hav- 
ing been forced to walk with her little ones twenty English 
miles — the only food, a little oatmeal secreted about her person. 
A piece of horse hide, purchased during the siege just before 
relief came for a guinea, was preserved. Of two of their chil- 
dren we have record : 

i. ilfari/ia, m. John Wallace, ('see Wallace and Weir record.) 

2. n. James .1 who m., and left issue. 

II. James HaySj^ (William, i) b. in county Tyrone, Ireland ; 
married, and left issue, among others: 

3. i. John, b. about 1740 ; m. Eleanor Leach. 

III. John Hays,^ (James^, Wilhami,) b. about 1740, emi- 
grated to America in 1789, arriving at Philadelphia in Sep- 
tember of that year. After remaining the following winter at 
Maytown, Lancaster county, Penn'a, he purchased a farm at 
the head of Yellow Breeches creek, on the Walnut Bottom 

Hay or Hays Family. 287 

road, Cumberland county, Penn'a. He resided there ten or 
twelve years, but was unable to obtain a proper title for his 
property, and his first payment of £500 was lost. He after- 
wards purchased three hundred acres in Path Valley, Franklin 
county, Penn'a, where some of his descendants yet reside. He 
died in 1814. Mr. Hays married Eleanok Leach, a native 
of the north of Ireland, who died in 1826. They had issue : 

4. i. Margaret., b. March 16, 1767 ; m. John Gibson. 

5. a, Frances, b, August 24, 1768 ; m. Robert Patterson. 

Hi. James, b. January 4, 1770 : went South, m., and died there. 

6. iv. John, b. October 14, 1771 ; m. Martha Wallace. 

V. Elizabeth, b. November 29, 1773 ; d. December 5, 1779. 
vi. William, b. October 17, 1775; d. May 1, 1864; resided on 

the old homestead in Path Valley, where he died. 
vii. Dickey, b. March 15, 1777 ; m. [Margaret] Lindsey, and had 

John and Margaret, 
viii. Jennett, b. December 12, 1778, d. s. p. 
ix. Elizabeth, h. 1782; d. January 21, 1872, at the old home- 
stead, unm. 

7. X. Eleanor, b. 1785; m. William Gamble. 

8. xi. Sarah, b. 1787 ; m. John Little. 

xii. Jane, b. July 2, 1789 ; d. April 20, 1864, unm. 

lY. Maegaeet Hays,-^ (John,-'' James, ^ William, i) b. 
March 16, 1767, in county Tyrone, Ireland ; d. December 15, 
1834, in Philadelphia, Penn'a; m. John Gtibsok They had 
issue (surname Gribson) : 

i. John, 
ii. Andrew. 
Hi. Jane. 

Y. Feances Hays,^ (John, 3 James, ^ William, ^) b. Au- 
gust 24, 1768, in county Tyrone, Ireland; d. January 9, 1851, 
in Cumberland county, Penn'a ; m. Robeet Patteeson. They 
had issue (surname Patterson) : 

i. Eliza, 
ii. Eleanor. 

YI. John Hays,^ (John,^ James, ^ Wilham,!) b. October 
14, 1771. in county Tyrone, Ireland; d. June 15, 1811, at 
Somerset, Penn'a ; m., December, 1797, Maetha Wallace, 
b. April 23, 1773, in Allen township, Cumberland county, 
Penn'a ; d. September 25, 1843, at Harrisburg, Penn'a ; 

288 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

daughter of Samuel Wallace and Margaret Patton. They had 
issue : 

9. i. Samuel- Wallace, b. October 30, 1799 ; m. Margaret Moore. 
ii. John-Leach, b. December 28, 1801 ; m. first Jane Gibson, d. 
1853, and had Margaret; secondly, Margaret Camblin. 

10. in. TF^7h■am-Pa«on, b. 1803; m. Kosanna Keller. 

iv. Margaret, b. 1805; resides in Harrisburg, Penn'a. 
V. Eleanor, b. September 16, 1807 ; d. November, 1808. 

11. vi. Joseph- Caldtoell, b. 1809; m. Anna M. Betts. 

YII. Eleai^or Hays, 4 (John,^ James, ^ William, i) b. 1785, 
in count}^ Tyrone, Ireland ; d. February 12, 1877, in Path 
Valley, Franklin county. Pa. ; m., William Gamble. They 
had issue i^surname Gamble) : 

i. Mary, 
ii. Margaret. 
Hi. John. 
it'. Eliza. 

V. Samuel, 
vi. Sarah. 
vii. Eleanor, 
via. Susayi. 
ix. William. 

X. Martha. 

VIII. Sarah Hays,^ (John,^ James,^ William, i) b. 1787 ; 
d. December 15, 1860; m., John" Little. They had issue 
(surname Little) : 

i. WilUam-Hays. 

ii. Eliza. 
Hi. Mary. 
iv. James. 
V. Eleanor. 
vi. Tirzah. 
vii. John, 
via. Thomas. 

IX. Samuel Wallace Hays,^ (John,'* John,^ James, ^ 
William, 1) b. October 30, 1799, at Newville, Cumberland 
county, Pa. ; d. May 18, 1855, at Harrisburg, Pa. He received 
the education so freely given by the Scotch-Irish to their chil- 
dren. He came to Harrisburg in 1821, where he resided until 
1825, when he went to Philadelphia, returning to the former 
place in 1828, which from that period became his permanent 

Hay or Hays Family. 289 

home. Mr. Hays then began business, which he successfully 
carried on until a few years prior to his death. He was an 
earnest, laborious worker in his church, (Presbyterian,) of 
which he was one of the ruling elders from 1840 to his de- 
cease. For a period of twenty-seven years he was superintend- 
ent of the first infant Sunday-school, which he organized in 
1828, in Harrisburg, and only relinquished its care when fail- 
ing health compelled him to give up his charge. The Rev. 
Dr. Robinson bears this testimony of him : "I remember him 
as a quiet, modest man and patient sufferer. The little I knew 
of' him endeared him to me. * '^ * He was a warm friend 
and lover of the young, kind and genial in his intercourse with 
them, and an admirable teacher." Mr. Hays m. Margaret 
Moore, b. August 7, 1806 ; d. February 8, 1851, at Harris- 
burg, Pa. ; daughter of Archibald Moore and Rebecca Junkin, 
of Locust Grove, Mifflin county. Pa. They hsd issue: 

i. Isabella-Moore; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 
X. William Patton Hays,^ (John,^ John,^ James, ^ 
William, 1 ) b. February 8, 180-1, in Cumberland county, Pa.; 
d. March 5, 1844, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. Rosanna Keller, 
b. June 8, 1812 ; d August 29, 1848, at Washington city, D. 
C. They had issue : 

i. Anne-Margaret. 

ii. John-Keller ; d. s. p. 

in. William- Wallace, b. October 23, 1836; d. Marcli 31, 1870 
at Harrisburg, Pa. He received liis preparatory educa- 
tion in tlie public sciiools and Harrisburg Academy ; en- 
tered the sophomore class of Jefferson College, Cannons- 
burg, in 1853, graduating in 1856. He then went to Texas, 
where he remained two years, teaching in Victoria and 
Goliad. After returning North, he began the study of 
law with Robert A. Lamberton, Esq., and was admitted 
to the Dauphin county bar December 6, 1859. He began 
the practice of his profession at Harrisburg, continuing 
until his appointment by Governor Curtin, in 1861, as 
chief clerk in the office of the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth. On May 1, 1866, he was appointed Deputy Sec- 
retary of the Commonwealth, discharging the duties of 
that office until the close of Governor Curtin 's adminis- 
tration. He then resumed his profession of the law, and 

290 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in connection with it served as clerk to tlie Board of 
Claims from January to June, 1868. In October follow- 
ing, having been nominated by the Kepublicans of the 
city of Harrisburg, lie was elected mayor thereof, the 
duties of which office he entered upon January 11, 1869. 
His health, however, soon began to fail him, and he died 
while in office, in his thirty-fourth year. " Mr. Hays 
was truly a Christian gentleman, he thought more of 
right than he did of life. His nature was of that in- 
tensity w^hich inspires men to die for the truth, wiiile his 
convictions on all subjects relating to the ordinary and 
extraordinary alfairs of life, here and hereafter, were 
governed by the strongest principles of religion and jus- 
tice." Mr. Hays married, March 5, 1861, Mary S, Day, 
of Wooster, Ohio, and they had William., d. s. p., Jessie- 
Wallace, d. s. p., Mary-Winifred., and Martha-Wallace, 
the latter residing with their mother in Wooster, Ohio. 

XL Joseph Caldwell Hays,^ (Jolni,'^ John,^ James, ^ 
William,-) b. 1809; resides at Meadville, Crawford county. 
Pa. ; m. Anna M. Betts. Thej had issue : 






Frederick- W. 

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Keller of Lancaster. 291 


1. JoHANisr Petek Keller, ^ a native of Germany, emigrated 
to America prior to 1760, and settled in Lancaster county, 
Penn'a, wbcre lie died ; his wife, Anna Maria, b. in Ger- 
many, died in the town of Lancaster, on the 6th of January, 
1782. They had two children born in Germany : 

2. L Ca:rl- Andrew., h. July 14, 1750 ; m. Barbara Judith Bigler. 
ii. Johann-Adam ; nothing further is known of him, 

IL Caetl Andkew Keller, 2 (Johann-Peter^,) b. July 14, 
1750, in Germany ; d. Februaiy 21, 1805, at Lancaster, Penn'a ; 
m. April, 1774, at Lancaster, Barbara Judith Bigler, b. 
August 9, 1755; d. August 15, 1831, at Lancaster, Penn'a. 
They had issue: 

3. *. John-Peter., b. Sept. 28, 1776; m., first, Catharine Schaeffer : 

secondly, Mrs. Rachel Cochran. 

4. ii, Adam, b. December 7, 1784; m. Elizabeth Schaeffer. 

5. in. John, m. Susanna N"ye. 

6. iv- Andrew, m. StahL 

7. V. Jacob, m., first, ; secondly, Catharine Heisely. 

8. vi. Sophia, m. first, David Kauff man ; secondly, Samuel Kling. 

9. vii. Anna-Maria, m. William Kurtz. 

_ 10. via. Rev. Benjamin, m. first, Eliza Graver Schaeffer; secondly, 
Maria Stroup. 
ix. Jeremiah, d. s. p. 
11. X. Michael, b. June 17, 1790; m., first, Margaret Schaeffer; 
secondly, Barbara Margaret Schaeffer. 

IIL JoHX Peter Keller, ^ (Carl- Andrew, ^ Johann-Peter, ^ ) 
b. September 28, 1776; in Lancaster, Penn'a; d. October 1, 
1850, at Harrisburg, Penn'a; learned the trade of a brass- 
founder, locating at Harrisburg in 1796. In 1801 he estab- 
lished himself in business as brass-founder and roj)e-maker, 
which proved successful, and afterwards in general merchan- 
dising. He was a member of the borough council almost con- 
tinuously^ from 1810 to 1824, and was quite prominent and in- 

292 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

fluential in the public affairs of his day. He was identified with 
nearly all the early enterprises of the town, such as the Harris- 
burg Bridge Company, Harrisburg and Middletown Turnpike 
Company, and at his death was the last survivor of the original 
board of directors of the Harrisburg Bank. He was a gentle- 
man of thrift, industry, and indomitable energy, upright, hon- 
ored, and raspected by his fellow -citizens. He was no less 
decided and influential as a Christian, being one of the founders 
of the Lutheran church in Harrisbnrg, Was twice married ; 
first, Cathaeine Schaeffee, b. November 6, 1774 ; d. Octo- 
ber 1, 1859, at Harrisburg, They had issue: 

i. Frederick, 1>. February, 1796: d. 1797, 

ii. George, b. 1798; d. 1800. 

Hi. Bev. Emanuel, b. Sept. SO, 1801 ; d. April 11, 1837, at Me- 
chanicsburg, Penn'a; buried in Trindle Spring Cliurch 
grave-yard ; he was educated in the schools and academy 
of Harrisburg, and pursued liis classical studies under 
the direction of his uncle, the Rev. Benjamin Keller. 
He subsequently entered Dickinson College, where he 
remained two years, when he began tlie study of the- 
ology with the Rev. Dr. Lochman, of Harrisburg. In 
1826 he was licensed by the Lutheran Synod of Pennsyl- 
vania, and the same year began his ministerial labors at 
Manchester, Md. Thence he removed to Mechanicsburg, 
Pa., where he continued in the pastorate until a short 
period before his death, his enfeebled health obliging him 
to resign his charge. The Rev. Mr. Keller married 
April 14, 1825, Sabina Selzer, and had Ann-Victoria and 
other children. 

iv. Eliza, b. June 12, 1803; m. James R. Boyd, ('see Boyd 

12. V. Maria, b. February 17, 1805 ; m. Lewis Plitt. 

vi. Catharine, b. November 4, 1806 ; d. November 15, 1886 ; m. 
James Gilliard, and had John-Peter. 

13. vii. John-Peter, b. February 25, 1808 ; m. Lydia Kunkel. 

via. Sophia, b. May 20, 1810 ; d. August 24, 1840, at Harrisburg ; 
m. Thomas Montgomery. 

ix. William- C.,h., January 24, 1812, at Harrisburg; m. Ca- 
milla Lochman, and had Charles, d. s. p., and Annie, m. 
N. R. Miller. 

_«. Frederick-George, h. September 14, 1814; d. at the age of 
sixteen years, having become blind. 

xi. Benjamin, b. April 6, 1816 d. s. p. 

Keller of Lancaster. 293 

xii. Peter-Charles, b., April 16, 1817, at Harrisburg ; d., Decem- 
ber 30, 1875, at Quincy, 111.; engaged early in life in the 
mercantile business at Harrisburg, Pa., subsequently re- 
moving to Philadelphia, where he remained until 1847 ; 
at that time he went West and located in Quincy, 111., 
where he became quite prominent, enjoying the confi- 
dence and respect of the people of that city; m. Eliza 

Wells, and had Elvey, m. Lockwood, Levi and 

xiii. Charles- Andrew, h. July 26, 1819; d. October 21, 1871, at 
Harrisburg; m. first, Matilda Calder, and had William- 
C; m., secondly, Rachel Compton, and had Charles-C. 

Mr. Keller married, secondly, Mrs. Eachel Cochran, 
widow of William Cochran, formerly sheriff of Dauphin 
coLinty, who survived him thirteen years. 

lY. Adam Keller, ^ (Carl- Andrew, ^ Johann-Peter,i) b. 
December 7, 1784, at Lancaster, Pa. ; d. January 30, 1863 ; 
m. Elizabeth Schaeffer ; b. June 15, 1786 ; d. January 
23, 1854 ; she was a cousin of John Peter Keller's wife. They 
had issue : 

i. Barbara; m. William Prick; and had Rev. William-Keller, 
m. Louisa Klump. 
14. a. John- Andrew ; m. Harriet Tressler. 
Hi. Adam; d. October 6, 1813. 
iv. Benjamin; d.*at the'age of nineteen years. ^ 
V. Emanuel; m. Harriet Sharpe, and had Julia, John, and 

vi. Elizabeth; d. s. p. 

vii. Sophia; m. Frederick-William Beates, and had issue (sur- 
name Beates), William- Adam, Anna-Maria, Edward- 
Keller, Elizabeth-Caroline, d. s. p., James-Frederick, 
Louisa- Catharine, and Emily- Sophia, d. s. p. 
via. Anna-Maria. 

ix. Adam- Schaeffer ; m., first, Mary ; m., secondly, Mary 

Elizabeth Snyder, and had Adam and Elizabeth, both 
X. Louisa; d. s. p. 

xi. Margaretta; m. William E. Heinitsh, and had issue (sur- 
name Heinitsh) Sigmund- William, Charles-Luther, d., 
Lizzie-Keller, d., Walter- Augustus, William- Ed ward, 
d., Margie-Keller, John- Frederick, and Louisa-Keller, d. 
xii. Louisa; d. unm. 
xiii. Samuel; d. s. p. 

294: Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Y. John Keller, ^ (Caii-Andrew,^ Johann-Peter,^) b. in 
Lancaster, Penn'a; d. at Hanisburg in 1816; ra. SusajSTKa 
Nye, b. March 6, 1777; d., February 7, 1855, at Easton, 
Penn'a ; daughter of Johannes and Maria Magdalena Nye^ of 
Lancaster. Thej had issue : 

i. Henry ; d. at Easton, Penn'a. 
ii. Andrew; d. at Easton, Penn'a. 

Hi. 5ar&ara--4.wn,b., 1807, at Reading; m. Charles A. Snyder, 
iv. John, b, at Reading; drowned at Harrisburg, 
V. Susan ^ b. at Harrisburg ; d. at Easton. 

YL Andrew Keller,^ (Carl-Andi'ew,^ Johann -Peter,*) b. 

in Lancaster^ Pa., where he died ; m. Stahl. They had 

issue : 

i. George; m. Catharine Strine,andhadMM*y,'m. Mr. Fordny ; 
Andrew, d. s. p., Adam, d. s. p., George, m. Miss Yonder- 
smith, and Kate, m. Mr. Diller. 

ii. Maria; m. Charles Demuth, and had issue (surname De- 
muih), Annie, m. Peter Regenne; Josephine, m. William 
E. Kreider ; Emma, m. Dr. William Tabret ; Caroline, d. 
h.\)., Amelia, xii. Oliver Sturges ; Jfaria, m. Albert M. 
Zahm ; and William, d. nnm, 

YII. Jacob Keller,^ (Carl- And rew,^ Johann-Peter,^) b. 
in Lancaster, Pa. ; d. at Frederick, Md. ; was twice married ; 
by first wife there was issue : 

*'. Sophia; m. Rev. Harper. 
ii. Elizabeth; m. Rev. James Harldey. 

Jacob Keller, m., secondly, Catharine Heisely, b. April 
22, 1797 ; d. at Frederick, Md. ; daughter of Frederick Heisely 
and Catharine Juliana Hoff, and had issue : 

Hi. Charles; m. Miss Hunt. 
iv. Frederick. 
V. Benjamin. 

vi. Caroline; m. Henry Handshue. 
vii. Jacob, 
via. .Muhlenberg. 

YIII. Sophia Keller, ^ (Carl- Andrew, ^ Johann-Peter,i) 
b. in Lancaster, Pa.; was twice mamed ; first to David Kauff- 

MAN, and there was issue (surname Kauffman) : 

Keller of Lancaster. 295 

^. Bosanna; m. Samuel Brumbaugh, and had issue (surname 
Brumbaugh) : 

1. Wilhelmina; m. Seldon Spencer Barrett. 

2. Mary; m. John Thomas, and had issue (surname 

Thomas), Elvin and William. 

3. Samuel. 

4. Emma; m. George J. Bolton, and had issue (sur- 

name Bolton), Jennie-E., Eosa, George-J., Man- 
roe-K., and Emma-Gertrude. 

5. Jennie, 
ii. William. 

Hi. David. 
io. Benjarniri: 
V. Sophia; d. s. p. 

Mrs. Kauffman, m., secondly, Samuel Kltjstg-, and had issue 
(surname Kling) : 

vi. Susanna-B.; m. John D. Miller, and had issue (surname 
Miller) : 

1. Samuel- Carroll; m. Henrietta Zahm Killough. 

2. Eugene-Jasper; m. Nellie Schram. 

3. Ella-Frances ; m. George Albright. 

vii. Eliza-K.; resides at Harrisburg, Pa.; m. Joseph Jackson : 
d. October 18, 1858. 

via. Mary; m. William Half man, and had issue (surname 

Half man), George and Frank. 

ix. Henrietta; m. William M. Buchanan, and had issue (sur- 
name Buchanan), Jb/in-C'/iam&e7-s, Martha- Weir, Anna- 
Eliza, Augusta, and David. 

X. Lydia; d. s. p. 

xi. Louisa; m. Jesse I. Kays. 

IX. Anna Maeia Keller, ^ (Carl- Andrew, ^ Johann- 
Peter,!) b. in Lancaster, Pa. ; m. William Kurtz. Theyiiad 
issue, besides several died in infancy, (surname Kurtz) : 

i. William; m. Ellen McCue, and had Mary-Ann, Marqaretta, 

and three sons. 
ii. George; m. Mary Vandivender. 
Hi. Goehring; m. Sarah Bowman, and had issue. 
iv. Anthony; m., first, Susan Kauflman, no issue; secondly. 
Miss Holywort, and had Wesley, m. Ann Bunn ; Martin- 
Anthony, Frank, m. Miss Hubley ;_ Susan, Annie, Keller, 
and a son who d. at Pittsburgh. 
V. Israel; m. Caroline Oswald. 

296 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

vi. liev. Michael; was twice married, and liad Sarah-Ann., 
Emma, d. s. p., Thomas, William, M.-Olin, Alexander, 
and Edwin, d. s. p. 
vii. Harriet; m. Andrew Porter, and liad issue (surname Por- 
ter), Mary, Charles, Nellie, and Scott. 
viii. Sarah; m. Simon Young, and had issue (surname Young), 
Emma, Eliza, Mary, Henrietta, Sarah, William, and 

ix. Sophia; m. Seibert, and had issue (surname Seibert), 

Edward, William, John, Emma, Ann, and Mary. 
X. Maria; m., first, Mr. Mansfield; secondly, Mr. Eossiter, 
and had issue. 

X. Eev. Benjamin Kellee, D. D.,^ (Carl- Andrew, ^ 
Johann-Peter, 1 ) ; was twice married; m., first, Catharine 
Eliza (Craver) Schaeffer, widow of Eev. Fredericli Schaef- 
fer, D. D. Ttiej had issue : 

i. Mary-Ann-Bariara ; d. s. p. 

n. Eev. Frederick- Augustus-Muhlenberg, b. April 28, 1819, at 
Carlisle, Pa.; d. March 18, 1864, in Heading, Pa.; edu- 
cated at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, from wliich 
he graduated in 1838; studied theology, and licensed to 
preach in 1840 ; founded St. James Lutheran church at 
Reading, serving it until his death ; during the war for 
the Union he was in service; m., in 1848, Susan Hunter, 
and had issue, Charles-H. and Sarah. 

15. Hi. Anna-Cecilia; m. Herman Haupt. 

iv. Mary-Elizabeth ; m. Charles C. Norton, and had issue (sur- 
name Norton), William- Be^ijamin, d. s. p., and Ann- 
Cecilia, m. John Henry Hensel; Mr. Norton had by a 
former wife, Charles-D., m. Maggie S. Brown, and left 
V. Frederick-Emanuel ; d. s. p. 

16. vi. Louisa- Caroline; m. Lewis Haupt. 

vii. Peter-Paul, b. October 25, 1830 ; d. April 29, 1880 ; m., Sep- 
tember, 1857, Emma Hassal, and had Joseph-Henry, 
Pierre-Paid, and Paul-Hassal. 
viii. Paid-Peter, (twin,) b. October 25, 1830; m.. May 15, 1855, 
Cornelia M. Morris, of Philadelphia, and had Jane-Mor- 
ris ; d. s. p. 
ix. Catharine-Eliza; m. Henry W. Knauff, and had issue 
(surname Knauff) Sarah-Emily and Muhlenberg-Keller. 

Eev. Benjamin Keller, D. D., m., secondly, Maria Stroup; 
no issue. 

XI. Michael Keller, ^ (Carl- Andrew, ^ Johann-Peter,i) 

Keller of Lancaster. 297 

b., June 24, 1790, in Lancaster, Pa; d., August 21, 1861, in 
Washington, D. C. ; was twice married ; first, Margaret 
SCHAEFFER, who was a sister of John Peter Keller's wife. 
Thej had issue : 

%. Eosannah, b. June 8, 1812; d. August 29, 1848; m. Wil- 
liam P. Hays, {see Hays record.) 
17. n. Harriet, h. September 9, 1814; m^. Eev. Samuel D. Finckle, 
D. D. 
in. George-F., b. December 11, 1816; d. May 16, 1855, and had 
Michael, d. s. p., Ann, d. s. p., Samuel, John, and Anna. 
iv. Caroline, born December 29, 1818 ; m. Samuel Berlin, and 

had issue (surname Berlin), Emma. 
V. Mary-Ann, d. s. p. 

Michael Keller m., secondly, Barbara Margaret Schaef- 
FER, and they had issue : 

vi. Luther, d. s. p. 
vii. Louisa, d. s, p. 

via. Margaret,'h. October 20, 1827 ; m. Koble D. Larner, and 
had issue (surname Larner) : Harry, John, Charles, and 
ix. Adaline, d. s. p. 
X. Philip, b. July 1, 1831 ; m. Sarah M. Davy, and had Ella, 

Eohert, and Gertrude, 
xi. Cecelia; d. unm. 

xii. Ann-Mary; m. John P. Stone, and had issue (surname 
Stone), John, d. s. p. 

XII. Maria Keller, ^ (John-Peter, ^ Carl-Andrew,^ 
Johann-Peter,!) b. February 17, 1805, at Harrisburg ; m. Lewis 
Plitt. They had issue (surname Plitt) : 

i. Eev. John Keller; m. Mary Horner; and had issue (sur- 
name Plitt), Horner, Charles, Maria, and George. 

a. Catharine; m. Albert Hummel; and had issue (surname 
Hummel), Mary, d. s. p., Annie, Kate, Susa^i, Emtna, 
George, d. s. p., and Albert. 

Hi. Ann-Sophia; m. George Sadtler, and had issue (surname 

Sadtler), Howard, and two other children. 
iv. George; m. Susan Eedsecker. 

XIII. John Peter Keller, * (John-Peter, ^ Carl- Andrew, ^ 
Johann-Peter,^) b. February 25, 1808, at Harrisburg, Penn'a; 
d. December 13, 1837 ; m., May 6, 1830, Lydia Kunkel, b. 
JSIovember 9, 1811 ; d. February 9, 1866, {see Kunkel record.) 
They had issue : 

298 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. John-Peter, b. February 20, 1831 ; educated in tbe public 
schools and Harrisburg Academy ; studied dentistry with 
Dr. J. C. Stouch ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. June 
20, 1861, Emeline Hannali Croll, daughter of John Croll 
and Eliza Lauman, of Middletown, Pa., and had issue: 

1. John-Peter, b. February 15, 1862. 

2. Croll, b. November 8, 1864. 

3. Helen-Lgdia, b. September 30, 1866. 

4. Gliristian-Kunkel, b. May 25, 1869. 

5. William- JLauman, b. September 10, 1875. 

ii. Christian-Kunkel, b. October 1, 1832; educated in public 
schools of Harrisburg and Pennsylvania College ; by pro- 
fession, a druggist, residing in Harrisburg. 

Hi. Ann-Ellen, d. s. p. 

iv. Emily-ClaHssa, d. s. p. 

XIY. John Andrew Keller, ^ (Adam,^ Carl- Andrew, ^ Jo- 
hann-Peter,!) m. Harriet Tressler; both lived and died in 
Lancaster, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Samuel; d. s. p. 

ii. Benjamin-Schaeffer ; m. Miss Leiby ; all deceased. 
Hi. William-Augustus ; m. Mary Smith, and had Paul, Wil- 
liam, d. s. p., Maggie, d. s. p., Lillirxn, and Harry, 
iv. Clara; d. unm. 
V. John- Adam ; m. Annie Garrigan. 

vi. Lizzie ; m. John Frederick Sener, and had Frank and Bosa. 
vj,i. Kate ; d. unm. 
via. Harriet-Maria, 
ix. Ella; m. David Early, and had issue (surname Early), 

Leah and Harriet. 
X. Emanuel; d. s. p. 
xi. Charles-Buchter. 

XV. Anna Cecelia Keller, ^ (Rev. Benjamin, ^ Carl- An- 
drew, ^ Johann-Peter, ^ ) ; m. Herman Haupt ; was a celebrated 
civil engineer on tlie Pennsylvania railroad during its original 
construction. They had issue (sarname Haupt) : 

i. John-Stenger; d. s. p. 

ii. Jacob-Benjamin ; m. Mary E. Ziegler; and had issue (sur- 
name Haupt), Charles-Ziegler, Edward, Katie, and Ann- 
Hi. Louis- Muhlenberg ; m. Belle C. Cromwell. 
• iv. Mary-Cecilia. 

V. Ella-Catharine; m. Frank Chapman. 
vi. Herman. 

Keller of Lancaster. 299 

vii. Adelaide; d. s. p. 
viii. Charles-Edqar. 
ix. Frank- Span gler. 
X. Alexander-James-Derhy shire, 
ix. Gr ace-Her mania ; d. s. p. 

XVI. Louisa-Caeoline Keller,* (Eev. Benjamin, ^ Carl- 
Andrew, ^ Johann-Peter, 1 ) ; m. Lewis IIaupt, by profession a 
civil engineer; resides in the city of Philadelphia. They had 
issue (surname Haupt) : 

i. \_A son;'\ d. in infancy. 

ii. Jiev. Charles Elvin; m. Mary M. Geissinger. 
Hi. Henry-Eugene ; m. Mellie H. Witte. 
iv. William-Keller. 

V. [A son ;] d. in infancy. 
vi. Fannie- Gertrude, 
vii. Mary-Louisa. 

XVII. Harriet Keller, * (Michael, ^ Carl- Andrew, ^ Jo- 
hann-Peter,i) b., September 9, 1814, at Harrisburg, Penn'a; 
m., in 1832, Eev. Samuel D. Finckle, D. D..^ b. February 22, 
1811; d., February 13, 1873, in Washington, D. C. ; a min- 
ister of the Lutheran church; had charge of the congregation 
at Middletown, Pa., and for upwards of twenty years pastor of 
the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington 
city ; for many years occupied an honorable and responsible 
position in the Grovernment while serving his congregation ; his 
life was one of incessant labor and usefulness in church and 
State. They had issue (surname Finckle) : 

i. Caroline. 

ii. George. 
Hi. Louisa, 
iv. Annie; deceased. 

V. Rev. Samuel-G., b. February 23, 1845, in Cumberland, Md. 
vi. William, 
vii. Luther, 
viii. Ruth; deceased. 
ix. Lillie; deceased. 

X. Frank. 

xi. Henrietta; d. s. p. 
xii. Ezra; d. s. p. 

300 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. Maetin Kendig,! a descendant of one of the earliest 
Swiss settlers in Lancaster county, Penn'a, located on the Seneca 
lake, near Waterloo, N. Y., at the close of the Revolution, 
where he died ; he ra. Mary Brenneman". They liad issue : 

2. i. John, b. October 4, 1770 ; m. Elizabeth Hill. 

3. ii. Martin, b. 1772; m. Leah Baer. 

4. iv. Joseph, b. 1774 ; m. and had issue. 

V. Daniel, b, 1776, d. s. p. 

5. Hi. Elizabeth, h. 1778; m. "Wil lia m Crabb,, 
vi. Christian; d. s. \). 

6. vii. Mary, h. 1783 ; m. Richard Larrobee. 
via. Nancy, b. 1785; m. "William Peacock. 

II. John Kendig,^ (Martin, i) b. October 4, 1770; d. Octo- 
ber 12, 1831, at Middletown, Penn'a ; m. Elizabeth Hill, b. 
September 18, 1770 ; d. March 20, 1845, at Middletown. They 
had issue : 

7. i. Martin, h. December 31, 1797; m., first, Rebecca McFar- 

land ; secondly, Sarah Seabaugh ; thirdly, Mrs. Rachel 

8. n. Sarah, b. 1800; m. George Allen. 

9. Hi. Daniel ; m., first, Susan Shelly ; secondly, Sarah Rutherford . 

III. Martin Kendig, 3 (Martin,^) b. about 1772 ; rn. Leah 
Baer. They had issue : 

i. John. 
- — -ii. Matilda; m. Richard P. Hunt. 

Hi. Ann-Eliza; m. Samuel Birdsall, of New York City, and 
had issue (surname Birdsall), Cornelia, m. Joseph "W. 
iv. Daniel- Waterloo ; m. Mary South wick. 
V. Susan ; m. John Townsend. 

vi. Lucretia; m., first. Sexton Mount, of Illinois; secondly, 
James Wilson ; thirdly, "William Perrine, of New York. 
vii. Samuel- Washington; m. Elizabeth Carson. 

Kendig of Sivatara. 301 

IV. Joseph Kendig, ^ (Martin, i) b. about 1774; m. and 
had issue : 

i. Mary ; m. David Barrett, 
ii. Catharine ; m. McCook. 

V. Elizabeth Kendig, ^ (Martin,^) b. September 19, 1778; 
d. August 6, 1863 ; m., March 17, 1800, at Sunbury, Pa., Wil- 
liam Crabb, b. 1744, in county Clare, Ireland; d. April 12, i^ 
1812, in Middletown, Pa. He came to America prior to the 
Eevolution, and with him a brother, Thomas Crabb, who set- 
tled in Maryland, and was the father of Commodore Thomas 
Crabb, of Princeton, K. J. William Crabb was a prominent 
man in his day, and filled several important official positions, 
among which was that of collector of the United States or 
direct tax in 1803. Mr. Crabb had been previously married, 
his first wife, Jane, dying, December 29, 1794. Some of the 
children mentioned were probably by this marriage. There 
was issue (surname Crabb) : 

i. Horace; was an officer of the U. S. army. 

ii. Henry-S. ; b. March 21, 1803 ; d. August 1, 1866; m. Eliza- 
beth Duane, b. April 21, 1801 ; d. May 4, 1870 ; daughter 
of Col. William Duane, of Philadelphia, and had William. 

Hi. Mary, b. 1808 ; d. May 24, 1862; m. John Houser, b. 1801 ; 
d. October 22, 1860; in connection with his brother, Jacob, 
entered mercantile life; subsequently, for many years, 
was a justice of the peace, and clerk to borough council. 
They had issue (surname Houser) : 

1. Elizabeth ; resides at Elwyn, Pa. 

2. Louisa ; d. s. p. 

3. Alice; m., September 8, 1868, Alfred E. Eyster, 

b. August 28, 1828, at Harrisburg, Penn'a ; son 
of Jacob Eyster * and Mary Middlecoff ; grad- 

* Jacob Eyster, eldest son of George Eyster and Margaret Slagle, 
was born three miles west of Hanover, in what is now Adams county. 
Pa., June 8, 1782. He was a descendant of John Jacob Eyster, a iiative 
of the kingdom of Wtirtemberg, Germany, who emigrated to America 
between 1717 and 1727. Christian Eyster, the great-grandfather of the 
subject of this sketch, wds born in Germany in 1710. The family set- 
tled first at Oley, in Berks county ; from thence Christian removed, 
in 1736, to York county. The eldest son of Christian was Elias, born 
in 1734, who lived until almost a centenarian. His eldest son, George, 
born June 6, 1757, was a farmer and tanner ; a soldier of the Revolu- 



302 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

uated from Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, 
in 1849 ; read medicine witli Dr. George Dock, 
subsequently in the drug business ; taught in 
the public schools of Harrisburg until 1862, 
when he was made chief clerk in the provost 
marshal's office, Fourteenth district; in 1865, 
detailed to take charge of the records of the 
office in Western Penn'a ; resigned in Septem- 
ber; engaged with the publisliing houi-e of E. 
H. Butler & Co. ; and had issue (surname Eys- 
ter) : 
a. Bertha-Mary, b. August 19, 1869. 
4. Daniel \ resides at Lancaster, Pa.; m. Susan 
Sponsler, and had issue (surname Houser), 
Mabel, Elizabeth, Ralph, Reah, and Nellie. 
/ iv. George-W.,h. December 17, 1807, at Middletown, Pa. ; d. 
October 17, 1878, at Harrisburg, Pa. After passing 
through the usual course of education, at the age of sev- 

tion ; captured at Fort Washington, and confined for some time on 
board the British prison-ships. He married, in 1780, Margaret, 
daughter of Jacob Slagle, and sister of Colonel Henry Slagle, of the 
Revolution. About 1783, they removed to near Hunterstown, with- 
in five miles of Gettysburg, where their son Jacob passed his youth 
and early manhood. When first enrolled among the militia of Adams 
county, he was appointed first sergeant, rose to captain, and then 
major, and, in 1814, appointed by Governor Snyder brigadier general 
Second brigade, Fifth divison, Pennsylvania militia. During the in- 
vasion of Maryland by the British that year, he was employed by the 
Secretary of War (Armstrong] and the Governor of Pennsylvania in 
distributing and forwarding arms and supplies to the militia who 
were called into service. In 1811., he removed to Gettysburg and en- 
gaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1818, he was a candidate for the 
House of Representatives ; defeated by sixty-two votes, while the re- 
mainder of the Democratic ticket fell from three hundred to fourteen 
hundred behind. The year following, (1819,) he wa's nominated State 
Senator for an unexpired term, elected, and subsequently for a full 
term. Previous to the nomination of Governor Shulze, General Eys- 
ter was spoken of as a gubernatorial candidate. In 1822, he removed 
to Harrisburg, and, in 1824, he resigned his seat in the Senate, and 
was appointed deputy surveyor general, an office he retained for fif- 
teen years. He afterwards became casliier of a bank at Hagerstown, 
Md., but, after a year's absence, returned to Harrisburg, where he 
passed the remainder of his life. He died there on the 24th of March, 
1858. He married, in 1810, Mary Middlecoff, of Adams county, who 
died at Harrisburg, March 24, 1867, at the age of seventy-five years. 

Kendig of Swatara. 303 

enteen he entered the printing office of Simon Cameron, 
at Harrisburg, where he acquired the knowledge of the 
art preservative. In 1835, he started the Democratic 
State Journal, which he edited with ability. In 1843, he 
was editor of Tlie Commonwealth, which liad but a brief 
existence, and, in the same year, The Argus, in connec- 
tion with Valentine Best, who was proprietor of the 
paper. In 1845-6, he was engaged as a clerk in one of the 
departments at Washington city. In 1850, he removed 
to Janesville, Wis., where he resided several years, and 
of which town he was appointed postmaster. In 1852, he 
returned to Harrisburg, and at once took a position on 
the Patriot, which he edited with much vigor. In 1874, 
he was appointed a clerk in the Harrisburg post-office, 
which he held up to the time of his death. As a journalist, 
he ranked with the ablest writers of his day. His fund 
of knowledge was large ; a natural student, he read ex- 
tensively, and retained the valuable portions of what he 
read, so that his acquaintance with the English classics, 
which, with the political history of his own country , made 
him a valuable attache of the editorial staff with which 
he was associated. Mr. Crabb m. Elizabeth M. Mitchell, 
of Caledonia county, N. Y., who d. December 21, 1875, at 
Harrisburg, Penn'a, and had issue (surname Ci-abb): 

1. (jleorge-W.; entered the army as private, com- 

pany I, 2d regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, 
April 20, 1861; discharged July 2, 1861; ap- 
pointed, by the president, second lieutenant, 
5th artillery. May 14, 1861 ; promoted brevet 
first lieutenant, September 17, 1862, for gallant 
and meritorious service in the battle of Antie- 
tam'; promoted second lieutenant, 5th artillery, 
February 22, 1865 ; brevet captain, April 2, 1865, 
for gallant and meritorious service during the 
siege of Petersburg, Va.; m. and had issue. 

2. Ella ; resides at Chattanooga, Tenn. 

3. Louisa; a teacher at Harrisburg, Pa. 

4. Anna ; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 

5. Harry-P., b. 1843; d. February 26, 1865. 

V. H.-Louisa, b. 1810 ; d. December 7, 1846 ; m. George Myers 
Lauman ; son of William Lauman and Elizabetli Myers, 
and had issue (surname Lauman) : 

1. Ella-Virginia; m., first. Dr. Hiester, of Bead- 
ing, Pa., and had issue (surname Hiester), 
Anna, m. Dr. McCherry ; and Edwardine ; m., 
secondly,/- — ^ Keim of Beading, Pa. 

304 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

2. Edwardine-Huhley \ d. January 19, 1871 ; m. Be- 

verly Randolph Keim, b. Kovember 13, 1837, 
and had issue (surname Keim), Florence, b. 
August 3, 1864. 

3. George-Somerfield ; d. s. p. 

4. Simon- Cameron ; d. s. p. 

YI. Mary Kendig,^ (Martin, i) b. about 1783; m. Kichard 
Larrobee. They had issue (surname Larrobee) : 

i. Mary-Ann. 

a. Henry ; m. Jane Lester, and had issue (surname Larrobee): 
Eichard, m. Rachel Taylor; and Bavid-W., m. Julia 
Hi. Ann-Eliza, 
iv. Martin. 

YII. Martin KENDia,^ (John, 2 Martin, i) b. December 31, 
1797, in Sunbury, Northumberland county, Pa. ; d. May 28, 
1850, near Middletown, Pa. After receiving a fair education, 
he learned the trade of saddle and harness-making at Harris- 
burg, and, upon attaining his majority, established the business 
at Middletown, carrying on, in company with his brother, Dan- 
iel, the lumber trade. Subsequently, the latter, with Judge 
Murray, erected a large saw-mill at the mouth of the Swatara, 
and established an extensive business. He served as one 
of the auditors of the county from 1826 to 1828, and repre- 
sented Dauphin county in the Legislature from 1837 to 1839. 
Mr. Kendig was an enterprising citizen, and a gentleman of 
probity and worth, highly esteemed in the community, and in- 
fluential in public affairs. He was thrice married; m., first, 
June 15, 1820, Eebecca McFarland, of Lower Paxtang town- 
ship, Dauphin county. Pa., b. June 28, 1800; d. April 1, 1831. 
They had issue : 

i. Bev. Dayiiel; chaplain in the U. S. army ; stationed at posts 
of Fort Steilacoom, Washington Territory, and the Pre- 
sidio, San Francisco, from December 18, 1859, to May 27, 
1867 ; post chaplain, April 3, 1867. 

ii. Walter-Henry ; b. June 3, 1830 ; was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of Middletown, and learned merchandizing; 
became a railroad contractor, and at present engaged in 
the lumber business ; was appointed by President Lincoln 
postmaster at Middletown, and removed by President 

Keiidig of Sivatara. 305 

Johnson ; m. December 25, 1856, Jane E, McMurtrie, 
daughter of William McMurtrie, of Huntingdon, Pa., 
and had issue, Martin and Edith-M. 

Mr. Kendig m., secondly, Saeah Sebaugh, b. August 24, 
1808 ; d. March 4, 1842 ; daughter of Conrad Sebaugh, of Mid- 
dletown. They had issue : 

Hi. John-Allen, d. iTsTovember, 1855, unm. 
iv. James ; m. and resides at York, Pa. 
V. Rebecca ; m. Samuel Landis, of Middletown, Pa. 
vi. William; m. Emma Nixon, and had Walter, 
vii. Elizabeth; m. Van Buren Beane, and had issue (surname 
Beane), Horace and Alice ; reside in Iowa. 

Mr. Kendig m., thirdly, September 1, 1842, Mrs. Eachel 
(Shelly) Croll, widow of Abner Croll ; d. ISTovember, 1875 ; 
no surviving issue. 

VIII. Sarah Kendig, ^ (John,^ Martin,^) b. 1800; d. 
March 1, 1859, at Middletown; m. George Allen, b. Sep- 
tember 8, 1800 ; d. February 14, 1848. They had issue (sur- 
name Allen) : 

i. Edward-A.\ m. Frances Eice, and had George, James, Mary, 

and Charles, 
a. Charles ; m. Mary Rice, and had Alvin. 
Hi. Lot; An. Augusta Bastedo. 

IX. Daniel Kendig, ^ (John, 2 Martin, 1 ) b. March 16, 1802, 
at Sunbury, Penn'a; d. December 31, 1876, at Middletown, 
Penn'a. He went to Middletown when quite young, and was 
apprenticed to his brother Martin to learn saddlery, subsequently 
entering into partnership in the lumber trade, then the great 
business of that town. In 1862, he was appointed assessor 
of internal revenue for the district, which he held until re- 
moved by President Johnson. He was at one time a candidate 
for sheriff, but defeated ; was an elder in the Presbyterian 
church, and a gentleman of high integrity. He died at Mid- 
dletown, December 31, 1876, and buried in the cemetery there, 
Mr. Kendig was twice married — -first to Susan Shelly, b. 
1810; d. March, 1837. They had issue: 

i. Annie-E. 

ii. Benjamin ; m. Margaret Ringland, and had Marion. 

306 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in. Louisa\ m. William D. Hendrickson, and had issue (sur- 
name Hendrickson), Alice, Annie., and William. 

Daniel Kendig, m. secondly, Sarah Rutheeford. They 
had issue : 

iv. Cktrrt ; m. Van Camp Coolbaugli. 

u. Susan ; m. A. Jackson Foster; reside in West Philadelphia. 
vi. Mary ; m. Joseph Tackier. 
vii. Charles ; m. Myra Hinny. 
via. John:, m. and had issue. 

Family of Kimhel. 307 


I CHRiSTlAlsr KuNKEL,^ SOU of Johii-Christian Kunkel/ b. 
July 10, 1757, in the Palatinate, Germany ; d. September 8, 
1823, in Harrisburg, Pa. His father arrived in Pennsylvania 
September 23, 1766, subsequently locating at or near York. 
Christian was brought up to mercantile pursuits. In the war 
of the Revolution he was in Col. Slagle's battalion of Associators, 
and was in active service during the campaign around Phila- 
delphia in 1777. In 1786, in company with his brother-in-law, 
George Iloyer, he came to Hai*risburg. There he at once en- 
tered into business, which, with his indomitable energy and 
industry, proved highly successful. He was one of the prime 
movers and contributed toward the organization of the first 
German church in Harrisburg. He was burgess of the borougli 
in 1796, and frequently a member of the Council. He was 
elected, in 1809, one of the directors of the branch bank of 
Philadelphia at Harrisburg, and the same year appointed by 
Governor Snyder one of the commissioners for erecting a bridge 
over the Susquehanna, and was interested in other enterprises. 
His life was an active and busy one. Mr. Kunkel was twice 
married; m., first, on May 4, 1779, at York, Pa., Catherine 
HoYER, b. October 31, 1758, in the Palatinate, German}- ; d. 
August 27, 1796, at Harrisburg, Penn'a. They had issue : 

2. i. George, b. December 15, 17S4; m. Catharine Ziegler. 
a. Jolm,h. April 22, 1788. 

3. m. Susannah, b. May 31, 1790; d. January 1, 1851 ; m. Dcivid 

iv. Mary, b. June 19, 1792. 

4. V. Jacob, b. April 23, 1794; m. Eebecca Stine. 

Christian Kunkel m., secondly. May 25, 1796, Akxa Maria 
Elizabeth Welshofer, b. December 1, 1773, in York county. 
Pa.; d. July 21, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue: 

308 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

5. vi. Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1798; m. Jolm Charles Barnitz. 

6. m. BenjanAn, b. August 12, 1801 ; m. Magdalena Gross. 

7. via. CaLharine, b. December 22, 1803; ro. Joseph Ross. . . 

8. ix. Sarah, b. December 6, 1805; m., first, William Carson ; 

secondly, James Gilliard. 
X. Magdalena, b. May 26, 1809. 

xi. Lydia, b. November 9, 1811 ; d, February 10, 1866 ; m. John 
Peter Keller, (see Keller recon-d.) 

9. xii. Rev. Chrisiian-Frederick, b. September 12, 1814; m. Aman- 

da M. Wilhelm. 
lO.xui. Samuel, b. May 26, 1817 ; m. Eachel Bomberger. 

II. GrEORGE KuNKEL,^ (Christian,^ John-Christian,'') b. De- 
cember 12, 1784, in York, Pa.; d. July 29, 1850, ill Harris- 
burg, Pa.; was a prosperous merchant at Harrisburg for many 
years ; m. November 20. 1814, Cathaeine Ziegler, b. January 
21, 1797, d. July 3, 1883, at Harrisburg, Pa., daughter of 
Greorge Ziegler. They had issue : 

11. i. John-Christian, b. September 18, 1816; m, Elizabeth Grain 


12. a. 6reorc/e-Zie(yZer, b. 1820; m. Isabella Herr. 

Hi. Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1823 ; d. June 18, 1882; m. Novem- 
ber 18, 1841, Daniel W. Gross, (see Gross record.) 

iv. Susan; m. Prof. Thomas C, Porter, (see Bucher record.) 

V. Catharine ; m. July 10, 1866, George H. Small, cashier of 
First National Bank of Harrisburg, Pa., from its organ- 
ization until September, 1885 ; and had issue (surname 
Small) : 

1. John-KunJcel. 

vi. Sarah m. ; John Wiggins Simonton, (sec Wiggins and 
Simonton record.) 

HI. Susannah Kunkel,^ (Christian, ^ John-Christian, i) 
b. May 31, 1790 ; d. January 1, 1851, in Harrisburg, Pa., and 
there buried ; m. October 13, 1807, David Hummel, b. Sep- 
tember 8, 1784, in Hummelstown, Pa,; d. June 30, 1860, at 
Harrisburg, Pa. He learned the trade of a sadler, and after- 
wards established himself in business in Hai'risburg. He was 
quite prominent in public affairs ; was deputy sheriff under 
Melchior Pahm ; served as treasurer of the county of Dauphin 
from 1821 to 1824, and county commissioner from 1839 to 
1841. They had issue (sm-name Hummel) : 
i. C'ai/iaW?ie; m. Philip W. Seibert. 

Faimily of Kunkel. 309 

ii. David; m. Sarah Bombaugh ; and had Charles-B., kiUed 
at Fredericksburg, at the age of twenty-two years ; and 
Cutharine, m. Augustus L. Chayne. 
Hi. Christain; d. s. p. 
iv. Mnry ; m. Alexander W. Watson. 
V. Elizabeth; m. William R. Gorgas. 
vi. George; resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
vii. Albert; d. July 27, 1885, aged fifty-nine years. 
viii. Susan; m. James L. Reily. 

ix. Annie; m. Eli H. Goover, M. D., of Harrisburg, Pa. 
X. Emma. 

IV. Jacob Kuin'Kel,^ (Christian, ^ Joliii-Cbristian,i) b. 
April 23, 1794, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. February 23, 1835, at 
Greencastle, Franklin conntj, Pa. ; m, Rebecca Stine, 
daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Stine, b. February 7, 1799 ; 
d. October 23, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa,, and with her husband 
there buried. Thej had issue : 

i. Christian. 

ii. Andrew- Jackson; d. July 15, 1856. 

Hi. Elizabeth- W.; m. James Myers. 

iv. Harriet- Stine; m. Anthony King, b. March 27, 1821; d. 
September 17, 1884 ; for many years a prominent merchant 
at Harrisburg, Pa., and had issue (surname King) : 

1. Rebecca- Stine. 

2. George-Kunhel. 

3. Lucy; m. George F. Ross, and had issue (sur- 

name Ross), TTa^ier and i^rrmfc. 

4. Lillie-M. ; d. September 29, 1881. 

5. Hallie-C; d. May 31, 1873. 

6. Mary ; m. Frank S. Keet. 

7. Caroline ; m. Gordon H, Mullen, of Philadelphia. 
V. Jacob ; m. Mary Evans. 

vi. George, b. 1823, in Greencastle: d. January 25, 1885, at Bal- 
timore, Md.; learned printing in Philadelphia; in 1844 
he appeared on the stage as a vocalist, and was consid- 
ered one of the ablest delineators of negro minstrelsy ; 
in the character of "Uncle Tom," he became widely 
celebrated both in this country and England; while his 
rendition of "The Old Sexton," remains unsurpassed; 
in person he was nearly six feet tall, with a fine expres- 
sive face; he m. in 1864, Ada Proctor of Baltimore, and 
they had issue Ifamie and George. 

Y. Elizabeth Kuxkel,^ (Christian,^ .John-Christian, i) b. 
May 9, 1799, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. January 19, 1880, in 

310 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. October 17, 1820, John Charles Bar- 
NiTZ, b. February 26, 1795, in York, Pa. : d. January 31, 1872, 
in Harrisburg, Pa. ; son of George Barnitz (1770-1844) and 
Maria Catharine Spangler, (1769-1824); bis ancestors were 
early settlers in York, and among the more prominent in the 
business and political affairs of that section ; John C. was edu- 
cated in the schools of York ; learned the occupation of a 
brewer, and, in 1831, removed with his family to Harrisburg, 
Pa., where he built a brewery and which he managed for a long 
period ; was an active and energetic citizen, and, in the First 
Lutheran church, with which he was connected many years, 
filled responsible positions, and was organist until the burning 
of the First church building, at Harrisburg, and also of the 
German Lutheran church there. They had issue (surname 
Barnitz) : 

i. Frederick-Augustus, b. September 4, 1821, in York, Pa. ; 
educated at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg ; licensed 
to preach in 1844; served as pastor of the congregation 
at Jersey Shore 1845 to 1849 ; Bloody Eun (Bedford county) 
1849 to 1852 ; Sraicksburg,Pa., 1852 to 1855 ; Lairdsville, 
Pa., 1855 to 1861 ; and Ashland, Pa., 1861 to 1863 ; when, 
owing to impaired health , retired from the ministry ; was 
twice married ; first, March 9, 1846, Sarah J. Babb, of 
Jersey Shore, Pa. ;d. July 23, 1864; no issue; m. secondly, 
November 13, 1866, Dora Reimsnyder,of Hummelstown, 
Pa. ; and had issue (surname Barnitz), Margaret-Jane. 

ii. George-CantIer,h. October 4,1822; m. December 8, 1850, 
Henrietta Loucks; and had issue (surname Barnitz) : 

1. Clara-Mizaheth, b. October 11. 1851 ; d. March 3, 


2. Jo/m-CViarZes,b. June 18, 1854; m. October 21, 1879, 

Annie Evans, of Elmira, N". Y. ; and had issue 
(surname Barnitz) : 

a. Clara-Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1885, in Wash- 
ington, D. C 

3. Cassandra- Stisan^h. September 12,1856; m. Au- 

gust 23, 1881, by Rev. A. H, Studebaker, Harry 
A. Xuiiemacher ; and had issue (surname JSTune- 
maclur) : 

a. George-Barnitz, b. July 17, 1883, in Round 

Rock, Texas. 

b. Mabel-E., b. March 26, 1885, in Harris- 

burg, Pa. 

Family of Kiinhel. 811 

4. Henrietta-Loucks, b. September 15, 1862. 
in. Jerome-Thenphilus,}). September 30,1830; m. October 19, 
1852, Mary Henrietta Denning, clau. of James Denning 
and Caroline Burnett ; and had issue (surname Barnitz): 

1. Jawies,b.]Srovember 19,1853; m. 1879, Mary Bush- 

man, of Pittsburgh, Fa., and had issue (surname 
Barnitz) : 

a. John- Shoemaker, b. 1882, in Pittsburgh, 

h. Jerome- Denning, b. 1884, in Alcron, Ohio. 

2. .FAizabeth-Kunkel, b. September 30, 1855 ; m. Octo- 

ber 19, 1875, John R. Shoemaker. 

3. Charles-Henry, b. August 12, 1857; m. November 

19, 1884, Clara Elizabeth Vance. - 

4. George-PUtt, b. June 25, 1859. 

5. Jiary-CaroHne, b. June 27, 1861. 

6. Alice-Boyd, b. May 23, 1872. 

7. iar>'o6e-i¥aurer, born November 4, 1874. 

■ iv. Caroline ; m. Peter Keller Boyd, (see Boyd of Berry.) 
V. Margarei-Jane; resides in Harrisburg, Pa. 

YI. Benjamik KuNKEL,3 (Christian, 3 John-Christian, i ) b. 
August 12, 1801, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; resides in the citj of 
Philadelphia; m., September 17, 1827, Magdalejsta Gross, b. 
September 15, 1810, in Middletown, Pa. Thej had issue : 

^. Christian-H., b. October 1, 1828 ; m. Louisa Smith, daughter 

of Henry Smith, of Middletown, Pa. 
ii. George-Gross, b. June 27, 1830 ; d. February 28, 1876; m., 

April 9, 1867, Elizabeth Reel, daughter of Jacob Reel, of 

Harrisburg, Fa., and had issue. 
m. Lovenia, b. February 21, 1832; d. September, 1832. 
iv Mary-Blizabeth, b. March 14, 1834 ; m. Edward J. Lauman, 

son of William Lauman, of Middletown, Pa. 
f. Benjamin-S.,\). ^MYiQ 20, 1836; m.. May 15,1862, Almeda 

C. Zollinger, daughter of Ellas Zollinger, of Harrisburg, 

vi. Adaline, b. June 24, 1838 ; d. May 9, 1870 ; m. Henry J. Rife, 

son of Jacob Rife, of Middletown, Pa. 
vii. Samuel- Augustus, b. April 11, 1841; d. July 8, 1870; m., 

February 18, 1854, Mary E. Reel, daughter of John Reel, 

of Harrisburg, Pa., and had John A., d. s. p. 
via. Edioin-F., b. March 15, 1843. 
ix. TFii7Zmm-J^., b. July 20, 1846; m. Mary Ron mfort, daughter 

of Charles E. Roumfort, of Harrisburg, Pa. 
X. Charles-H., b. November 23, 1849. 

312 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VII. Catharine Kunkel,! (Christian, ^ John-Christian, 3) 
b. December 22, 1803, at Harrisburg, Penn'a ; resides in Mid- 
dletown. Pa.; m., September 19, 1822, by Kev. George Loch- 
man, D. D., Joseph Ross, b. July 14, 1798, at Elizabetbtown, 
Pa. ; d. January 26, 1863, at Middletown, Pa. At a proper age he 
went to Harrisburg, Pa., to learn the mercantile business. 
Afterwards lie engaged in said occupation in that place, and 
then moved to Middletown, where he continued keeping store 
till near the close of his life. In the year 1824 he became ac- 
quainted with Eev. John Winebrenner, who visited Middle- 
town to preach the Grospel, and under him became converted. 
At the first opportunity he identified himself with the Church 
of God, being one of the original members of that denomination 
in Middletown, where he continued to be among its most active 
workers until his death. His name appears as a ruling elder 
in the journal of the Fourth Annual Eldership, held at Mid- 
dletown, December 25, 1833. He was licensed to preach at 
the Seventh Annual Eldership which convened at Churchtown, 
Cumberland county, JSTovember 5, 1836. At the time of his 
death he was a member of the board of publication, and treas- 
urer of the General Eldership, as well as treasurer of the East 
Pennsylvania Eldership. He traveled and labored in the min- 
istry, at protracted and other meetings, " without money and 
without price," and was an eminently successful revival preacher. 
His liberality and benevolence were well known at home, and 
in all the churches. His warmth of heart and affection made 
him beloved by all his acquaintances. He was a strict dis- 
ciplinarian, and a great lover of order. Besides, he carried his 
religion into his business, being scrupulously truthful and 
honest in all his dealings, loving justice and hating sin in every 
form. He was devotedly attached to the doctrines of the Ch urch 
of God, fearlessly defended them, and worked actively to es- 
tablish them. Catharine Kunkel and Joseph Ross had issue 
(surname Ross) : 

i. Christian- Kunkel, b. November 6, 1823 ; m., July 24, 1862, 
by Eev. Mr. Sewalt, Annie Lewis, of Brookfield, Mass. 

a. Joseph, b. jS'ovember 11, 1825; m. March 19, 1849, by Eev. 
Abraham S\vartz,Mary Bowman, of Cumberland county? 

Family of Kunkel. 813 

Hi. William- Car son, h. April 15,1828; m., March 9, 1858, by 

Eev. Abraham Swartz, Mary A. Rife, of Middletown. 
iv. Henry-A., b. August 15, 1830; m., June 22, 1871, by Rev. 

George F. Stelling, at Vernal Bank, Chester county, Pa., 

Mary A. Hartman\' ; 

V. t7b/in-J.,b. August 20, 1832 ; rn., December 25,1860, by Rev. 

Benjamin Hunt, Lavinia A. Bunn, of Schellsburg, Fa. 
vi. Harriet-Ann, b. October 2, 1834; m., October 30, 1862, by 

Rev. D. A. L. Laverty, W. H. Beane, M. D., of Hagers- 

town, Md. 
vii. George-F., b. April 17, 1837. 
via. Uatherine-E., b. August 11, 1839. 
ix. Ja^nes-MacJcey, b. October 4, 1841 ; m. October 15, 1878, at 

Magnolia, Delaware, by Rev. Thomas Terry, Emma 


YIII. Saeah Kunkel^ (Christian, ^ John-Christian,^) b. 
December 6, 1805, at Harrisburg, Penn'a ; resides in Washing- 
ton, D. C; was twice married; m. first, William M. Carson, 
b. December 10, 1796; d. March 3, 1833. Thej had issue 
(surname Carson) : 

i. Elizabeth; m. J. Brisben Boyd, (see Boyd of Berry.) 
a. William-O., b. May 17, 1830 ; d. January 22, 1831. 
Hi. Mary-E., b. January 8, 1832 ; d. September 14, 1832. 

Mrs. Sarah-Kunkel Carson, m., secondly, James Gilliard, 
b. September 21, 1808 ; d. April 5, 1850 ; buried at Harris- 
burg, Pa. Thej had issue (surname Gilliard) : 

iv. Margaret; m. October 18, 1864, George W. Parsons; and 
had issue (surname Parsons) Jessie, Harriet, James, 
Bobert, Lillie, and Hile. 
V. Sarah. 
vi. Mary. 

vii. Carrie ; m. Gilbert B. Towles, of Washington city, and had 
issue (surname Towles), Alice, Bessie., Lucius-Lehman, 
d. s. p., Caroline, and Therett. 
via. Emma, b. March 4, 1849 ; d. October 22, 1849. 

IX. Eev. Christian-Frederick Kuxkel,^ (Christian, ^ 
John-Christian,i) b. September 12, 1814, at Harrisburg, 
Penn'a; d. September 16, 1865; m. Amanda M. Wilhelm, 
b. April 17, 1824 They had issue : . 

i. Charles-Henry, b. A-pril 2, 1842; resides in Greencastle, 
Penn'a; m. May, 1870, Harriet Redsecker, and had Wil- 
liam, d. s. p., and Charles-E. 

314 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

a. William-F., b. August 6, 1844. 
iii. Annie-Mizaheth, b. July 12, 1846; m. Februarys, 1882, 

Charles C. Hackett. 
iv. Ilosheim- Sidney, b. December 12, 1848. 
V. James B., b. December 2, 1852; d. May 24, 1853. 
vi. Amanda-B., b. August 1, 1854; m. November 24, 1880, P. 

S. Wilhelm, and had Samuel. 

X. Samuel Kunkel,-*^ (Christian, ^ Johii-Ohristian,i) b. 
May 26, 1817, in Harrisburg, Pa.; resides at Shippensburg, 
Pa.; m. in 1842, Rachel Bomberger, b. February 26, 1821, 
at Middletown, Pa., {see Bomberger record.) They had issue : 

i. George-Jacob., b. April 28, 1843 ; an attorney-at-law, Har- 
risburg, Pa. 

ii. John-Christian, h. July 26,1845; resides in Shippensburg, 

iii. Charles-Augustus, b. June 10, 1847 ; resides at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; m. January 18, 1881, by Rev. C. W. Buoy, in Grace 
M. E. Church, Harrisburg, Eliza Beverlina Waugh, b. 
November 21, 1855, [see Beatty record) ; and had issue : 

1. Beverly-Waucjh,h. October 27, 1881. 

2. Bachel, b. October 17, 1882. 

iv. Anna-Elizabeth, b. November 26, 1848; m. "William S. 
Montgomery, and had (surname Montgomery), John- 
Kunkel and Eachel-May. , 

V. Samuel, b. August 28, 1850. 

vi. Lydia-Josephine, b. May 8, 1852; d. April 4, 1854. 
y vii. Ada-Serene, b. February 9, 1854; m. October 9, 1878, Rev. 
,^^ Isaac Martin Motter, b. January 19, 1852, at Emmits- 

burg, Md., and had issue (surname Motter) : 

1. Samuel-Lewis, b. August 21, 1879. 

2. Guy-Eunhel, b. December 9, 1880. 

8. Mary, b. January 28, 1883 ; d. February 11, 1383. 
4. John- Christian, b. December 28, 1883. 
via. Lilly-May., b. March 11, 1856. 
ix. Bachel, b. Septeoaber 2, 1858; d. May 5, 1884. 

XL John Christian Kunkel,^ (George, ^ Christian, ^ John 
Christian,!) b. September 18, 1816, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. Oc- 
tober 14, 1870, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; he received a liberal scien- 
tific and classical education in the schools at Gettysburg and 
at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, at which latter institution 
he graduated. After leaving college, he entered Carlisle law 
school under Judge Eead, subsequently reading law with 

Family of Kunhel. 315 

James McCormick, and admitted to the Dauphin county bar. 
After his admission to the bar, he remained several years in 
the office with Mr. McCormick. He rapidly gained a large 
practice and a reputation whicli few members of the bar enjoy. 
He also became active in politics, and, in the earnest and ex- 
citing campaign of 1844, when the young men of the nation 
had made Henry Clay, then in the zenith of his career, their 
standard-bearer, the best talent and the most brilliant eloquence 
that ever graced the American rostrum was called into requisi- 
tion. Amid all the magnificent display and power of logic, 
that of the young orator of Pennsylvania, as Mr. Kunkel was 
recognized, was conspicuous as well for force of argument as 
for grace of delivery. The same year he was elected to the 
Legislature, reelected in 1845, and again in 1850. In 1851, he 
was elected to the State Senate, and was chosen Speaker of that 
body at the close of the first session of his term. As a legis- 
lator, Mr. Kunkel was prominent for the wisdom of his coun- 
sel as well as for the power of his eloquence. His services at 
the capital added greatly to his already wide reputation as a 
pure statesman and accomplished scholar. In 1854, and again 
in 1856, he was elected to the United States Congress. During 
the four years he spent in Washington city, he was regarded 
throughout the country as one of the ablest statesmen at the 
National capital. In 1858, he retired from public life, and gave 
his exclusive attention to the practice of his profession, vary- 
ing the course of his life by occasionally helping a friend in a 
political canvass, and, wherever he went, he was always the 
favorite of the people. In 1868, he was stricken down with 
paralysis, and never fully regained his health, dying as pre- 
viously-stated. Perchance, the loss of no member of the Dau- 
phin county bar was so severely felt as that of Mr. Kunkel, if 
we are to judge of the glowing, sincere, and fraternal tributes 
paid to his memory by his brethren in the profession at the 
time of his death. Mr. Kunkel m., October 20, 1857, Eliza- 
beth Ceain Rutherford, daughter of Dr. William Wilson 
Rutherford and Eleanor Crain ; she resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue : 

i. John, b. September 22, 1858. 

316 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ii. William-Butherford, b. March 30, 1861; d. December 30, 

in. Sarah-Eleanor, b. September 27, 1866; d. June 11, 1871. 

XII. GrEORGE ZiEGLER KuNKEL,^ (George, ^ Christian, 2 
John-Christian, ^ ) b. 1820, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; a banker ; re- 
sides at Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. December 28, 1852, Isabella 
Here, daughter of Daniel Herr and Sarah Gilbert. They had 
issue : 

i. Mary; d. s. p. 

ii. George; an attorney-at-law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
Hi. Baniel-Herr, b. 1857; d. April 21, 1880. 
iv. Sarah-B. ; d. s. p. 
V. William- A. ; d. s. 'p. 
vi. A.-Catharine. 
vii. Paul- A. 
viii. Carrie-B. 

Linn of Lurgan. 317 


I. William Lm]sr,i the ancestor, emigrated from the north 
of Ireland, in 1732, and settled in Chester county. According to 
family tradition, his wife died in Ireland, and he brought with 
him an only son, William. They remained in Chester county 
but a few years, when, following the tide of emigration, they 
settled upon the frontiers of the Purchase of October, 1736, 
near what is now known as Roxbury, in Franklin county. 
The names of William Linn, senior, and William Linn, junior, 
appear on the assessment list of Lurgan township, Cumberland 
county, for the year 1751, one year after the erection of Cum- 
berland county, (1750.) Here the ancestor died, having nearly 
reached the one hundredth year of his age. His father fought on 
the side of "The Orange" at Boyne, July 1, 1690, and w^as said 
to have been in Captain Hugh Wilson's company, the- first 
Irish officer who crossed the river. Hugh Wilson's son went 
to the "Irish Settlement; " the Grreggs came to Chester county 
the same year the Linns came — the descendants of these three 
soldiers of Boyne-water became kindred in 1869, when Wil- 
liam H. Sage, of Ithaca, JST. Y., was married to Jennie, 
daughter of Hon. Andrew Grregg Curtin, {see Gregg and Cur- 
tin record?) 

II. William Linn, Jr.,^ (William, i) b. in 1722, in Ireland, 
was an officer in Middle Spring Church, In June, 1755, he 
was in Philadelphia with his wagon, and was pressed into 
service, with his team, to haul supplies to General Braddock's 
army, and was at the noted defeat. He died April 16, 1812, 
and is buried in the grave-yard attached to Middle Spring 
church. William Linn, m., first, SuSANNA Teimble ; accord- 
ing to tradition, she died in Shippensburg, in November, 1755, 
where, in consequence of an Indian raid, the frontier inhabi- 

318 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

tants had gathered. They had issue, all born in Liirgan town- 
ship : 

3. i. William, b. Februarj' 27, 1752; ra., first, Tlebecca Blair. 

4. ii. John, b. April 2, 1754; m. Ann Fleming, 

William Linn^ married, secondly, Jane McCoemick. They 
had issue : 

5. Hi. James, b. October 17, 1761 ; m. Griselda Patterson. 

iv. Susanna; m. June 28, 1788, Charles Maclay, and removed 
to Urbana. Ohio. Charles Maclay, eldest son of John 
Maclay, of Lurgan, b. May 23, 1757 ; d. January 4, 1815, 
(see Maclay record.) 
V. Nancy. 

vi. Ja«e; m., December 18, 1800, Abraham Smith, removed to 
Urbana, Ohio. Abraham Smith was one of the survivors 
of the massacre at Crooked-Billet, now^ Hatboro', Mont- 
gomery county. May 1, 1778, where his captain, Charles 
Maclay, the elder, was killed. 

vii. Isaiah, b. 1772; d., unm., April 20, 1809, in Union county. 
Pa., buried in Buffalo Cross-Eoads Presbyterian church- 
via. CVittrZes; d., unm., December, 1813. 

ix. George; d., unm., July, 1808. 

6. X. David; b. May 28, 1776; m. Margery Coulter. 

III. William LinNjS (William, ^ William, i) b. February 
27, 1752; graduated at Princeton, N. J., class 1772; studied 
theology under Eev. Eobert Cooper, D. D.; appointed chaplain 
of Fifth and Sixth Penn'a battalions, February 15, 1776 ; 
pas'tor at Big Spring, now JSTewville, Cumberland county, until 
1784; president of Washington College, Maryland, 1784- 
1785; pastor of Collegiate Dutch Church, N. Y., 1786-1808; 
and first chaplain of the House of Representatives, U. S., May 
1, 1789. His published works are " Sermons, Historical and 
Characteristical," K Y., 1791 ; " Signs of the Times," K Y, 
1794; "A Funeral Eulogy on General Washington, delivered 
February 22, 1800, before the New York Society of the Cin- 
cinnati ;" " Sermon on the Death of General Alexander Ham- 
ilton," &c. Shortly before his death. Dr. Linn was elected 
President of Union College, Schenectady, but was never in- 
augurated. He died in Albany, N. Y., January 8, 1808. 
Dr. Linn m., first, January 10, 1774, Rebecca Blair, daughter 

Linn of Lurgan. 319 

.of Rev. John Blair, vice president of College of New Jersey, 
at Princeton, 1767-1768. They had issue: 

7. i. Elizabeth; b. 1775; m. Charles Brockden Brown. 

a. John-BIair, b. March 14, 1777, in Shippensburg, Pa.; grad- 
uated from Columbia College, N. Y., in 1795; read law 
under Alexander Hamilton ; abandoned that profession 
for the ministry, and licensed 1798; installed co-pastor 
of First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, 1799. Dr. 
Linn's published writings are " The Powers of Genius," 
a poem, second edition, published 1802; " Valerian," a 
poem, published in 1805, after his death, with a sketch of 
his life, by Charles Brockden Brown, his brother-in-law. 
Dr. Linn m., in 1799, Esther Bailey, daughter of Col. 
John Bailey, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. They had one son, 
John-Blair, who died in 1858. Dr. Linn died August 30, 
1804. His widow married John E. Bleeker, of Albany, 
and Mary, her daughter by Mr. Bleeker, is the wife of Hon. 
Horatio Seymour, of Utica, ]^. Y. 
Hi. Susan, h. October 30, 1778; d. Mayo, 1824, in Ithaca, N. 
Y.; m., October 19, 1810, Simeon DeWitt, b. December 
26, 1756; d. December 3, 1834; Surveyor-General U. S. 
until July 13, 1796, and afterward Surveyor-General of 
of N". Y.; Mrs. DeWitt was the author of a novel, entitled 
" Justinea," among the early publications of the Harpers ; 
and of a poem entitled " The Pleasures of Keligion." 
They had issue (surname DeWitt): 

1. Susan-Linn; b. September 3, 1811; d. April 1, 

1849, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; m., May 28, 
1836, Hon. Levi Hubbell, b. at Ballston, IST. Y., 
April 15, 1808 ; graduated at Union College ; 
Adjutant-General of N. Y., 1833-1836 ; member 
of Legislature, 1841 ; removed to Milwaukee, 
1844; circuit judge, 1848; reelected, 1851 ; cir- 
cuit judge and associate justice Supreme 
Court until 1853; U. S. district attorney of 
Wisconsin ,'1871-1875; died December 8, 1876, 
in Milwaukee. (See vol. viii, Wisconsin Hist. 
Collections, page 453.) They had issue (sur- 
name Hubbell) : 
a. Simeon-D.,h. February 23, 1837; resides 
in Lompoc, Santa Barbara county, Cali- 
6. Richard-Walter, b. 1839; now judge in 
Oconto, Wis. 

2. William-Linn ; b. January 13, 1817 ; resides in 

Ithaca, N. Y. 

320 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

3. Mary-Linn; b. February 23, 1819; d. March 20, 

1871, at Ithaca. 

iv. jRebecca; d. 1825; m. February 5, 1803, William Keese, Esq., 

attorney-at-law, New York city; b. December 7,1780; d. 

March 19, 1819 ; son of John and Ehoda Keese ; and had 

issue (surname Keese): 

1. Bev. William-Linn, rector of the Episcopal 

Church at New Haven, Conn., and died there ; 
m. Mary Drake ; their sons, James-Drake, Ho- 
hart, and Lawrence, all young men of promise, 
died in early manhood. James D. was a law- 
yer; Hobart a physician. 

2. John, b. November 24, 1805 ; d. May 30, 1856 ; 

was the John Keese of most excellent book- 
selling memory, an extraordinary man in the 
humorous handling of books and of an audi- 
ence, &c. (See Keese-ana, by E. A. Duyckinck, 
Maga. of Am. Hist., vol. i, (1877,) page 497 ; 
also ihicl. ,7M, Keese-ana continued by his son, 
Wm. L. Keese; see, also, "John Keese, Wit, 
Litterateur, and Macsenas," by Henry Morford 
June and July numbers, New Monthly Maga- 
zine, N. Y., 1880, accompanied by portrait.) 
John Keese m., July, 1832, Elizabeth Willetts, 
still living, and had issue (surname Keese) : 

a. Jonathan-L., b. August 8, 1833; d. in U. S. 
service, May 9, 1861. 

6. William-L., b. February 25, 1835 ; m., Oc- 
tober 2, 1864, Helen K. Thorne, and had 
issue (surname Keese): E.-Willetts, b. 
July 2, 1865, and William-Lawrence, b. 
July 4, 1872. 

c. Charlotte- W., b. November 5, 1839; m. 

John A. Sherer, and had issue (surname 
ISherer), John-K. 

d. Charles-Hoffman, b. July 26, 1842; m. 

Emily Scriven. 

e. John, b. March 20, 1844. 

/■. Mary-W., b. November 5, 1845; m. Wil- 
liam Fitzhugh. 
g. Benton, b. May 5, 1854. 

3. Theodore, of Port Chester, N. Y. 

V. Mary ; d., unm., at Ithaca, N. Y., January 29, 1870. 
8. vi. Williain, b. August 30, 1790 ; m. Mary A. Biers. 

Linn of Lurgan. 321 

vii. Sarah-Livingston, b. May 23, 1793; cL August 24, 1840, in 
Bethlehem, Pa.; m. May 7, 1817, John W. Peters, of 
Philadelphia, b. May 19, 1789 ; d. July 21, 1830 ; and had 
issue (surname Peters): 

1. Frances-C, b. March 1, 1818; m. James R. 

Speed, of Caroline, Tompkins county, K. Y., 
(Mr. Speed was killed by stroke of lightning 
May 5, 1854,) and had issue (surname Speed): 
a. Mary-C, b. February 3, 1839 ; m. July 11, 
1862, Walter M. Boyer ; she died in Win- 
field, Kansas, January 23, 1879, leaving 
issue (surname Boyer), R. -Speed and 
Fannie- S. 
h. i2^c/larc7,,b. February 25, 1841 ; d. October 
10, 1882 ; served in the war of Rebellion. 

c. i?o&ert-(?.-iif.,b, July 5, 1845; m. October 

29, 1872 ; and had issue, Robert, Bessie, 
Mary, and Reno. 

d. Henry-L., b. May 4, 1847; m. January 1, 

1872, and had issue, Maude and James-R. 

e. Jessie-H., b. April 23, 1849 ; m. Henry A. 

Graham, December 17, 1878; and had 
issue (surname Graham), Samuel-H., 
and Fannie- S. 

f. Sallie-Peters, b. March 29, 1851, of Slater- 

ville, N. Y. 

g. James-R., b. I^ovember 9, 1854; d. April 

3, 1855. 

2. John- Jordan, of Ithaca, N. Y., b. August 7, 

1825; m. May 15, 1848, Mary Snow, b. August 

3, 1828, and had issue (surname Peters) : 

a. Sarah-L., b. March 19, 1850; m. October 

2, 1867, J. Hathaway Clark, b. July, 

1847; d. February 7, 1883; and had issue 

(surname Clark), Herbert-H., b. July 25, 

1870; Mary-P., b. September 23, 1873; 

and Harriet-O., b. July 13, 1879 ; d. 1880. 

6. Harriet-L., b. May 26; m. George Doty, 

and had issue (surname Doty), Floyd, 

and Jay. 

c. Richard- S.,\). March 7, 1856; d. August 

25, 1862. 

d. Henry-Linn. b. July 17, 1859, 

3. Mary-L., b. March 31, 1828, of Ithaca, K. Y.; 

m. in 1875, William Coryell, M. D.; d. August 
30, 1880. 

322 Pennsylvaiiia Genealogies. 

William Linn, D. D., had, by his second wife, Catharine 

Moore, widow of Dr. Moore, of New York : 

viii. James-Henry., b. February 15, 1798; at'-^orney-at-law of Al- 
bany, N. Y. ; d. in 1837 ; unm. 

William Linn, D. D., had, by his third wife, nee Helen Han- 
son, d. in Schenectady, in 1846 : 

9. ix. Archihald-L., b. October 5, 1802; m. Mary Ten Eyck 

lY. John Linn, 3 OYilliam,^ William, ^) b. April 2, 1754; 
removed from Lnrgan to Buffalo Yalley, now Union county, 
Pa., in 1775 ; d. March 18, 1809 ; buried in Presbyterian 
church-yard, Buffalo Cross-roads ; m. November 7, 1780, Ann 
Fleming, b. September 6, 1761 ; d. September 4, 1841 ; 
daughter of John and Ann Fleming, of Cumberland county. 
They had issue : 

i. Susanna, b. February 6, 1783; removed to Sugar Creek, 
Venango county, Pa.; d. February 22, 1831; m. March 
27, 1804, William Thompson, b. June 7, 1777 ; d. April 1, 
1823, at Sugar Creek; son of Captain James Thompson, 
of Buffalo Yalley; and had issue (surname Thompson): 

1. James, b. October 11, 1805; d. January 21, 1833. 

On the morning of that day he was making fire 
in a stove in his store, in Franklin, Pa., and, 
by mistake, used a powder keg, in which there 
were a few pounds of caked powder, and was 
killed by the explosion. 

2. Ann, b. May 6, 1808; d. 1849 ; m. May 12, 1831, 

John B. McCalmont, b. September 7, 1806 ; d. 
at Altoona, 111., February 24, 1884, and had 
issue (surname McCalmont) W. B., d. 1853, 
Susan-E-, Sarak-A., and Henry. 

3. John-L., b. May 28, 1810 ; d. September 9, 1846, 

in Cooperstown, Venango county, Pa. ; m. Oc- 
tober 9, 1883, Sarah Snyder, d. December 23, 
1880, and had issue (surname Thompson) Su- 
san, Philetus, James, d. 187'J, and /o/iu. 

4. Susan ; ra. Bailey ; resides in Union City, 

Erie county, Pa. 

5. William, b. May 12, 1812; m. August 4, 1831, 

Mary A. Foster, and had issue (surname 
Thompson), Samuel, John, William, and Mrs. 
George Frederick, all of New Brighton, Beaver 
county, Pa. 

Linn of Lurgan. 823 

6. Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1818; resides in Tuscola, 
111.; m. November 3, 1835, James Murray; d. 
January 6, 1877, and had issue (surname Mur- 
ray), Alfred; a soldier of 1861-5, of Ports- 
mouth, O. ; Charity-A.; m. Murphey, 

of Tuscola, 111. ; Eclgar-T. ; killed by an explo- 
sion on Oil creek, June 19, 1867; THchard-II., 
Wilson-L., and James-L., of Sidney. 111. 

ii. Ann, b. Apiil 5, 1787; d. October 13, 1873, at Greencastle, 
Ind. ; m. Andrew McBeth,b. September 10, 1777 ; d. July 
3, 1854 ; son of John McBeth, of Haines township, Centre 
county, Pa., and had issue (surname McBeth) : 

1. EUzabeth-A., b. March 24, 1818; d. December 20» 

1850; m. January 23, 1840, William H. Coates, 
d. March 21, 1859, and had issue (surname 
Coates) : 

a. Mizaheth-A., b. Dec. 11, 1850; d. Decem- 
ber 6, 1871; m. David H. Stevenson, 
January 5, 1871, and had issue (surname 
Stevenson), Elizabeth- S., b. November 

2. John-A.-H., h. November 5, 1821 ; d. October 12, 

1854, near New Hope, Brown county,. O. 

3. Jane-P.,h. August 19,1823; m. W. H. Coates, 

above, whom she survives. Mrs. Coates is 
founder of Coates College, Terre Haute, Ind., 
the only college in the State devoted exclusively 
to the education of young women ; she has pro- 
vided means to purchase good grounds, and, in 
addition to annual donations, will make it the 
legatee of her estate. 
Hi. William, h. November 3, 1793; died October 26, 1834, in 
Miami county, Ohio ; m., October 14, 1824, Jane Mprrow, 
b. March. 1802; d. March 15, 1848, (and had issue) : 

1. Matilda, b. August 5, 1827; d. May 18, 1849; m.. 

John Bobo. 

2. Williafn-M., b. November 22, 1831 ; m., March 31, 

1852, Maria Reed ; she d. January 28, 1854 ; and 
had issue John-W., b. January 21, 1854; reside 
near Piqua, Ohio. 

10. iv. John, b. January 8, 1797 ; m. Mary F. Chamberlin. 

V. Margaret, b. December 27, 1799 ; d. February 7, 1873, at 
Sugar Creek, Venango county ; m., May 13, 1823, Joseph 
McCalmont, b. November 23, 1798 ; d. April 22, 1874, and 
■h^r] =- ' '-- -"^e McCalmont) : 


824 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. Jemima-L., b. November 22, 1824; d. August 23, 

1858 ; m., December 8, 1846, Andrew Johnston, 
ef Huntingdon, Pa.; d. February 17, 1885, aged 
83 years, and had issue (surname Johnston) 
A.-P.-W., of Harrisburg, Catharine, of Green- 
ville, Pa., Jemima-L., m. W. A. Crawford 
Cooperstown, Venango county, Fa.^Joseph-M., 

2. Emily-A.^h. August 1, 1827; m., November 26, 

1846, Samuel Cooper, of Webster City, Iowa, 
and had issue (surname Cooper), Ida-B., John- 
McC, Edwin, William, and Charles. 

3. Sarah-J., b. July 14, 1831 ; m., December 16, 1852, 

T. W. Brown, near Greenville, Mercer county, 
and had issue (surname Brown) : 

a. George-H., b. December 6, 1856. 

b. diaries- McC, b. October 27, 1876. 

4. James-F.-L., b. December 29, 1833 ; resides in Ve- 

nango county, 

5. Murray-L., b. August 14, 1836; m., October 4, 

1864, Catharine Kochler, and had issue : Anne, 
Charles and John, all of Sugar Creek. 

6. Margaret-E., b. November 9, 1841 ; m., September 

27, 1860, Charles Kochler, and had issue (sur- 
name Kochler), Penelope, Margaret, Sarah-L., 
and Catharine-W., all of Unatilla county, Ore- 

7. John-L., b. September 4, 1843 ; m. Martha Beggs, 

and had issue, Amy-L., Warren-A., and 
Sarah-B., all of Sugar Creek, Pa. 

11. vi. James-F., b. December 6, 1802; m. Margaret I. Wilson. 
vii. Jemima, b. April 30, 1806 ; d. unm. April 17, 1873, at Sugar 


V. James Linn, ^ (William, ^ William, i ) b. October 17, 1761; 
d. in Lurgan, May 28, 1835 ; served in the militia under Gen. 
Armstrong, at Grermantown ; ordained a ruling elder of church 
at Middle Spring, September 22, 1822 ; ra., February 3, 1786, 
Griselda Patterson, b. June 8, 1759 ; d. August 1, 1839. 
They had issue : 

12. i. William, b. 1789; m. Mary Galbraith. 

ii. Mary, b. November 7, 1790 ; d. march 9, 1854, at Burgetts- 
town, Pa. ; m., .December 20, 1814, Robert Patterson, b. 
October 8, 1784; d. January 9, 1861, son of Josiah Pat- 
terson ; and had issue (si ■^^" ^-^*-'--vson) • 

Linn of Lurgan. 325 

1. Jane, b. October 16, 1815 ; d. May 12, 1845; m., 

first, September 29, 1835, J. Watson Allen, and 
had (surname Allen), Eohert-P., of Powe- 
sheik, Iowa, m. Anna Cleaver; m., secondly, 
in 1842, James Ewing, and had issue (surname 
Ewing), Jane, b. March 3, 1845; m., L. B. 

2. EUza,h. March 17, 1818; d. June 15, 1841. 

3. Sarah-Smith,h. August 5, 1820 ; m. Jam^s Ewing, 

(ante); d. April 28, 1841. 

4. James-L , of Burgettstown ,b. November 12, 1824 ; 

m. Sarah A. Linn, of William (XI,) and had 
issue (surname Patterson) : 

a. Mary-L., b. February 6, 1855. 

b. Addie-J., b. January 27, 1857. 

c. Elizabeth, b. February 20, 1861. 

d. Anna-0., b. November 25, 1862. 

e. James-F., b April 20, 1865. 

6. Mary, b. October 17, 1829; m., March 15, 1859, 
liev. James T. Frederick, D. D., of Burgetts- 
town, and had issue (surname Frederick) : 
a. Sarah-E.,h. Dec. 31,1859; m., November 
18, 1883, Eev. Samuel F. Marks of Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 
6. William-J., b. March 6, 1865. 

c. Jolm-D., b. September 10, 1869. 

d. David-P., b. January 16, 1872. 

Hi. Jane,h. 1793; d. July 9, 1860; m., May 11, 1826, James 
Eodgers, of Shippensburg ; d. September 10, 1831, and 
had issue (surname Kodgers) : 

1. Rev. James-L., b. May 5, 1827 ; m. Hetty B. Coch- 

ran, of Eliza (postea iv). 

2. Hon. A.-Denny, b. April 17, 1830 ; of Columbus, 

iv. Eliza, b. 1799; d. September, 1856; m. Robert Cochran, 
inn-keeper at Shippensburg; d. at Springfield, Ohio, 
April 28, 1873, aged eighty-nine years, and had issue (sur- 
name Cochran): 

1. James-L., d. s. p. 

2. Hetty-B., b. 1830; m. Rev. J. L. Rodgers, above. 

3. David. 

4. A.-P.-L. 

V. Andrew-P., b. 1800 ; d. July 5, 1841 ; a physician ; m. 

VI. David Linn,^ (William, s William, i) b. May 28, 1777 ; 
d. July 26, 1848 ; removed from Lurgan to now Kelly town- 

326 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ship, Union county ; served in the war of 1812, at Black Rock ; 
m. June 10, 1800, Margery Coulter, b. December 24, 1780 ; 
d. November 19, 1865. They had issue : 

i. FranMin-F., b. April 13, 1801 ; d. November 27, 1846 ; unm 
ii. William-T., of Buffalo Cross-roads ; b. June 5, 1811; m. 

February 12, 1835, (Catharine Robinson. 
Hi. Margaret, h. November 19, 1825 ; ra., August 10, 1848, Rev. 
Ephraim Kieffer, who died at Carlisle, Pa., May 11 , 1871 , 
and had issue (surname Kieffer) : 

1. Rev. William-T.-L., of Mercersburg, Pa.; b. 

September 8, 1850 ; m., June 24, 1879, Elizabetli 
Miles, of Carlisle, and had issue (surname Kief- 
fer) : 

a. William-M., b. August 13, 1882. 

b. ThoniYj^on-L., b. May 19, 1884; d. July 9, 


2. Mary-C, b. June 29, 1854; m., November 9, 1882, 

Phineas T. Ball, of Clnu-chville, Maryland, and 
had issue (surname Ball), Margaret-L. 

3. Emma-B., b. March 26, 1859; m., November 6, 

1884, AY. B. Donehower, of Lewisburg, Pa. 

4. Catharine-L., b. June 17, 1861. 

5. Anna-M., b. April 3, 1864. 

6. SLephen-E., b. August 16, 1868. 

VII. Elizabeth Linn,^ (William, » William, ^ William/) 
b. 1775; d. July 31, ISS-I, at Philadelphia, Penna; she was a 
woman of taste and literary acquirements. She m. November, 
1804, Charles Brockden Brown, b. January 17, 1771 ; d. 
February 19, 1810. He was of Quaker lineage. His middle 
name was derived from his uncle, the skillful conveyancer and 
great scrivener of provincial days. He received a liberal edu- 
cation under Kobert Proud, the historian, and at the age of six- 
teen already formed plans of extensive literary work. He was 
apprenticed to Alexander Wilcox, an eminent lawyer, but oc- 
cupied himself with literary instead of legal studies. In 1796, 
he removed to the city of New York, where he devoted him- 
self to letters with great eagerness to become conspicuous as a 
writer. In 1798, appsared his iirst novel, " Wieland," a pow- 
erful and original romance, and in 1799, " Osmond, or The 
Second Witness." At this time he had begun no less than 
five novels, two of which. -'Arthur Mervyn" and Edgar Hunt" 

Linn of Lurgnn. 827 

ley," were soon published. In " Arthur Merwyn" the ravages 
of the yellow fever, which the author had witnessed in New 
York, in 1798, and Philadelphia, in 1793, are painted with 
terrific truth. These were followed by others of more or 
less note. He published a number of political pamphlets, and 
edited with ability the American Register. He was a man of 
romantic temper, extensive attainments, and great industry. 
He was the first in America who ventured to pursue literature 
as a profession. To him, his country is indebted for the high 
literary standard he gave it. His life and correspondence 
edited by William Dunlap, in two volumes, was published in 
1815. Elizabeth Linn and Charles Brockden Brown had 
issue (surname Brown) : 

i. William-Linn, b. September, 1805 ; resides in Philadelphia ; 
m. October 10, 1836, Emily G. Burling, daughter of 
Samuel Burling, of New York city ; and had issue : 

1. Vir-ginia-P., d., Philadelphia. 

2. Laura-L., d. in infancy. 

3. Lmily-B., d., Philadelpliia. 

4. Eugene-A., d., leaving issue, one daughter, 

Emily-B., of Philadelphia. 

5. William-Linn, Jr., of Philadelphia. 

ii. Charles-Brockden, (twin,) b. September, 1805; d. 1875, in 

the South. 
Hi. Eugene-L., b. 1807; d. 1824; m. and had issue, Emily-B. 
iv. 3Iary-C.,h. 1809; d. 1829. 

VIII. William Linn,* Esq., (William, ^ William, ^ Wil- 
liam,!) b. August 31, 1790; d. January 14, 1867, at Ithaca, K 
Y.; was a lawyer, and author of "A Life of Thomas Jefferson," 
Ithaca, 1834, and of the celebrated " Rohrbach Papers ; " m. 
Mary A. Biees, d. July 25, 1848, aged fifty. They had issue: 

i. Susan-L., b. July 12, 1819; d. July 11, 1885; m., in 1840, 
Henry W. Sage, Esq., of Ithaca, founder of Sage College, 
Cornell University ; she was one of the founders of the 
Brooklyn (IS". Y.) School for Training Nurses, and liber- 
ally endowed the female department of Cornell Univer- 
sity. On Saturday, July 11, 1885, while returning with 
her husband and Miss Kate Linn from a visit of mercy 
at Slaterville, near Ithaca, she was, about half past six 
p. M., thrown from her carriage and instantly killed ; her 
former pastor, Henry Ward Beecher, siid of her in his 

o 2 8 Pen n sylva n ia Gen ea log ies. 

address at her funeral " her soul had entered into the 
very spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ ; to her virtues 
were joined all the graces which education could give, 
with great hopefulness, and that rare gift, the illumina- 
tion of humor, which, together, formed a wondrous com- 
bination of Christian character. She was a most noble, 
Christian woman, who, once known, can never be for- 
gotten." They had issue (surname Sage) : 

1. Dean\ m. Sarah Manning. 

2. William-H.; m. May 20, 1869, Jennie Curtin, 

daughter of Hon. A. G. Curtin, of Bellefonte, 
(see Gregg and Curtin record,) and had issue 
(surname Sage) : 

a. Catharine- G.^ b. July 2, 1870. 

h. Henry-W., Jr., b. 1872. 

c. Andrew-Gregg-Curtin , b. June 3, 1873. 

d. DeWitt. 

n. BeWitt \ drowned near Staten Island, N. Y., May 28,1872. 
Hi. Kate\ residing in Ithaca, 1885. 

IX. Archibald Laidlie LmN,^ (William, ^ William, 
William,!) b. October 15, 1802 ; cl. October 10, 1857, at Schen- 
ectady, ]Sr. Y. ; graduated at Union College, Schenectady, 1820 ; 
twice mayor of Schenectady, N. Y. ; member of Twenty-sev- 
enth Congress, 1841-43 ; of New York House of Eepresenta- 
tives, 1844; and county judge; m. January 31, 1826, Mary 
Ten Eyck McClelland, b. November 8, 1808 ; living at 
Schenectady. They had issue : 

i. William, b. November 14, 1826 ; d. January 4, 1844. 
a. Peter-Van-n., b. October 20, 1828. 
Hi. Rev. John Blair, of Corsicana, Texas ; b. December 5, 

1830 ; m. October 20, 1857, Miss Morgan. 
iv. Charles-F., b. October 19, 1833; d. June 5, 1861. 
V. Mary-H., b. October 9, 1835 ; m. James Hastings, of Lisha's 

Kill, Albany county, IST. Y. 
vi. Archibald-L., h. April 3, 1839; d. in hospital at 'New Or- 
leans, September 13, 1864; sergeant of company B, 2d 
New York Veteran cavalry. 
vii. Helen-L., b. December 30, 1843. 
via. Jeanette, b. June 26, 1845; d. May 21, 1861. 

X. John Linn,^ (John,'^ William, ^ William, i) b. January 
8, 1797 ; living at Mount Vernon, Knox county, O. ; m., April 
28, 1825, Mary F. Chamberlin, b. September 29, 1804 ; d. 

Linn of Lurgan. 329 

April 3, 1865 : daughter of Colonel William Cbamberlin, of 
Kelh^ towusliip. Union county, Pa.. They had issue : 

i. William-Lawrence, b. Jainiarj'^ 16, 1826 ; residence, Green- 
field P. O., Iowa ; m. May 26, 1853, Rachel A. Robertson, 
who d. April 16, 1870, and had issue: E.-G., m. Dema 

Stewart, Mary-A., m. Smith, William- E., Flora- 

E., yinna-L., and H.-Wayne. 

ii. John-F., b. September 29, 1827 ; resides at Greenfield P. O., 

Hi. Mary-E., b. August 8, 1829; m. January 1, 1857, James 
Patterson, of Mount Yernon, O., and had issue (surname 
Patterson), Dora-M., m. J. W. McDonald, of Hampton, 
Iowa; Elwyn-L., and Otto- A. 

iv. Bohert-E., b. April 7, 1832; m. May 27. 1857, Anna J. Pol- 
lock, and had issue : 

1. Ida-M.,h. December 1, 1858; m. November 30, 

1882, M. J. Pusey, of W infield, Iowa. 

2. Eenna-M., h. June 19, I860; d. August 10, 1877. 
V. Ann-E., b. November 14, 1834; m. February 1, 1860, N. R. 

Ebersole ; d. near Tama, Iowa, October 10, 1867. 

vi. Susan-M., b. February 3, 1838; d. October 25, 1875; m. J. 
L. Serviss, of Marshall county, Iowa. 

vii. Catharine-J.,h. May 12, 1840; m., July 4, 1861, John Pol- 
lock ; residing at Morning Sun, Louisa county, Iowa. 

XI. James F. Linn,^ (John,^ William, 2 William, i) b. De- 
cember 6, 1802 ; d. October 8, 1869 ; practitioner at law, in 
Lewisbnrg, Pa., 1826-1869; and specially prominent as an 
abolitionist, and as an advocate of temperance; m., July 20, 
1826, Margaeet I. Wilsox, b. October 12, 1804 ; d. June 22, 
1868 ; daughter of Hugh Wilson and Catharine Irvine, {see Hugh- 
Wilson record.) They had issue: 

i. Mary i., b. July 12, 1827, living at Mercersburg, Penn'a; 
m., November 14, 1848, Rev. Henry Harbaugh, D. D., b.- 
October 28, 1817 ; died while Professor in the Theological 
Seminary of the German Reformed Church at Mercers- 
burg, December 28, 1867 ; author of " The Sainted Dead," 
" Heavenly Recognition," "Fathers of the German Re- 
formed Church," and editor of "The Mercersburg Re- 
view," and had issue (surname Harbaugh) : 

1. Wilson-L., b. July 25, 1851, druggist, Mercers- 
burg ; m.,May24, 1876, RosannaMcNaugh ton, 
and had issue, Henry and Duncan-J. 

330 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

[ 2. Margaret- A. ^ b. May 20, 1855 ; teaclier at Eadnor, 

3. H.-Lange, b. October 24, 18o7. 

4. J. -F. -Linn, b. April 29, 1860; attorney-at-law, 

Chambersburg, Pa. 

5. M.-Lnuisa, b. December 19, 1862. 

6. John-A., b. February 8, 1867. 

a. Wilsnn-L, h. September 9, 1829 ; m., February 27. 1849, Eliz- 
abeth Brown, b. September 16, 1827; reside at Berwyn, 
Chester county, Peun'a, and had issue : 

1. Edwin-B., b. June 1, 1850; m., ISTovember 20, 

1878, Siney, and had issue, WiUon-T. 

2. James-F., b. February 14, 1852, resides at Flour- 

town, Montgomery county. Pa. 

3. Anna-B., b. October 21 , 1855 ; d. April 17, 1882 ; 

m., December 25, 1877, K. B. Sterner, and had 
issue (surname Sterner), Emma-S. 

4. Margaret-W., b. October 10, 1857. 

5. Mary-B., b. June 29, 1860. 

6. Merrill-B., b. April 12, 1862. 

7. FranTc-S., b. February 19, 1864. 

8. Uharles-E., b. October 6, 1866. 

13. m. John-Blair; m., first, Julia J. Pollock; secondly, Mary 
E. D. Wilson. 
iv. J. -Merrill, b. October 17, 1833 ; an attorney-at-law ; i^esides 
at Lewisburg, Pa. ; m., December 26,1867, Mary E. Bill- 
mej^er, daugliter of Philip Billmeyer, and had issue : 
1. Philip-B., b. May 25, 1869. 
V. Oi: r-D., b. January 3, 1836; d. May 12, 1840. 
vi. Anne-C, b, July 31, 1839; m.. May 9, 1878, Dr. John S. 
Angle, of Spread Eagle, Chester county, Pa., and had is- 
sue (surname Angle) : 

1. Laura-L., b. April 9, 1879. 
vii. Latira-S., b. March 11, 1845; d. October 9, 1871; ra., De- 
cember 22, 1864, Dr. John S. Angle, and had issue (sur- 
name Angle) : 

1. Linn, b. April 29, 1867. 

2. J^ora, b. November 1869. 

XII. William LiNJsr,^ (James, ^ William, ^ William, i) b. 
1787 ; d. in Lurgan township, April 5, 1873 : elder in Presby- 
terian cburch of Middle Spring; served in war of 1812, in de- 
fense of Baltimore ; m. September 28, 1819, Mary Galbraith, 
b. December 14, 1796 ; d. April 3, 1867. Thej had issue : 

Linn of Lurgan. - 331 

i. James, b. July 80, 1820; ra. IsTovember, 1876, Jane E. Cof- 
fee ; d. July 25, 1885, in Lurgan township ; and had issue, 
James-McC, WilUam-A., and Mary. 
it. jM"ar(/-(?.,b. April 2, 1822; m. Hayes Culbertson ; resides at 
Princeton, Iowa, and luid issue (surname Culbertson), 
William-Linn, Stephen, Augustus, Mary, Robert, Harry, 
Elizabeth, and James. 
Hi. Griselda, b. July 22, 182-4; m. December 31, 1844, David G. 
Duncan, of ZSTewville, Pa., b. February 14, 1817, and had 
issue (surname Duncan) : 

1. William-Linn, b. December 5, 1845 ; m., first, De- 
cember 19, 1866, Arabella Davidson ; secondly, 
September 21, 1876, Bell Tritt. 
■ 2. Mary-Galbraith, b. Marcli 18, 1848. 

3. Samuel- A., b June 23, 1851. 

4. Mmma-J., b. March 5, 1854; m. December 1, 

1875, John D. Mains. 

5. Bavid-Galbraith, b. January 19, 1856. 

6. John-I\:., b. July 14, 1858. 

7. Elizabeth- A., b. Octobei- 22, 1860. 

8. Sarah-P., b. February 7, 1863. 

9. Theressa-A., b. February 6, 1865; d. October 5, 


10. James-M., b. February 5, 1867. 

11. Flora-G., b. April 2, 1869, 

12. Em, b. August 20, 1873. 

iv. Elizabeth-S.,h. June 23, 1826; d. March 19, 1884, in Ship- 
pensburg, Pa.; m. June 24, 1844, J. Anderson Kelso, d. 
prisoner of war on Belle Island, near Ei§'ii<mond, Va., 
November 1, 1863, and had issue (surname Kelso) : 

1. Rev. Alexander- P., h. October 4, 1845; mission- 

ary at Saharunpur, North India; m., October 
12, 1870, in India, Louisa M. Bolton, daughter 
of an English officer. 

2. Mary-J., b. July 12, 1847 ; d. November 22, 1850. 

3. William-Linn., b. July 30, 1849 ; m., first, April 7, 

1870, Martha Thompson; secondly, 1881, Era - 
ma Sutherland : resides at Putnam, 111. 

4. Letitia-C, b. September 7, 1851 ; resides at Ship- 


5. Robert-G.,h. November 4, 1853; m. October 25, 

1883, .Jane Lawrence, of Shippensburg. 

6. Sarah-A., b. July 9, 1857. 

7. James-P., of Burgettstown. Pa., b. October 2, 

1860 ; m. April 16, 1884, Belle M. Henricle. 

382 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. Sarah-A., b. November 7, 1830; m. April 20,1854, James 

L. Patterson, of Burgettstown, son of Robert Patterson 

and Mary Linn, (see V.) 
vi. William- A.- P., h. June 27, 1839; resides at Burgettstown 

P. O., Pa. ; m., October 7, 1862, Elizabeth Proudfit, and 

had issue : 

1. Jb/m-P., b. September 11, 1863. 

2. William-B., b. June 28, 1867. 

3. James-P., b. February 24, 1870. 

4. Bobert-F., b. June 26, 1872. 

5. Edmund-L., b. June 3, 1874; d. 1882. 

XIII. John Blair Linn,^ (James F.,^ John,^ William,^ 
William,'' ) b. October 15, 1831, at Lewisburg, Penn'a. He was 
educated at Franklin and Marshall College, and studied the 
profession of law ; served in the Eebellion ; removed to Centre 
county in 1871 ; during the administration of Grovernor Hart- 
ranft, he was Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth from 
1873 to 1878, and Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1878-1879. 
In 1877, he published "Annals of Buffalo Valley," and edited, 
in connection with William H. Egle, M. D., Pennsylvania 
Archives, second series, 12 vols., 1874-1880; and, in 1883, 
History of Centre and Clinton counties ; resides in Bellefonte, 
Pa. ; engaged in his profession. Mr. Linn was twice married ; 
m., first, October 22, 1857, Julia J. Pollock, b. February 2, 
1831 ; d. July 19, 1862 ; daughter of F. W. Pollock, of Mil- 
ton, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Sarah-P-G., b. April 9, 1859. 
ii. Bessie-W.., b. September 13, 1860. 

Mr. Linn m., secondly, November 21, 1867, Mary E. D. 
Wilson, daughter of Hunter and Mary Benuer Wilson. They 
had issue : 

Hi. Mary-H., b. July 26, 1869. 

iv. Henry-W.-Sage, b. January 18, 1873, at Bellefonte, Pa. 

Lyon Family. 333 


I. John Lyon/ with his family, emigrated from Bnniskil- 
len, county Fermanagh, Province of Ulster, Ireland, to the Pro- 
vince of Pennsylvania, in the year 1763, and settled if! Cumber- 
land county, now Milford townshipj^TTuniata county, about two 
miles west of Mifflintown. The warrant for his tract of land, 
two hundred and seventy-three acres and sixty-three perches, 
is dated September 18, 1766. In 1773, the Propi'ietaries grant 
to John Lyon et al. twenty acres of land for the use of the 
Presbyterian church of Tuscarora, where he is buried ; d. in 
1780 ; he. m. in Ireland, Maegaket Armsteong-, sister of 
Colonel John Armstrong, one of the prominent and patriotic 
Pennsylvanians of Provincial and Pevokitionary times ; was a 
woman of bright intellect, remarkable intelligence, and a fine 
conversationalist; d. about 1793, and also buried in Tuscarora. 
They had issue, all born in Ireland: 

3. i. William, b. March 17, 1729 ; m. Alice Armstrong. 

4. ii. James; m. Martin. 

5. Hi. Samuel; m. Eleanor Blaine. 

6. iv. John ; m. Mary Harris. 

V. Mary, b. 1748; m. Benjamin Lyon, (see VIII.) 
vi. Frances, b. 1752; d. May 4, 1S39 ; m. William Graham, b. 
1753; d. April 4, 1813; both buried in Tuscarora ceme- 
tery. Left descendants. 

7. vii. Margaret-Alice; m. Thomas Anderson, in Ireland. 
via. Agnes ; d. unm. 

II. James Lyon,i the j^ounger brother of John Lyon, who 
heads this record, never emigrated to America, but his three 
sons came over with the family of John Lyon, their uncle, in 
1763. Neither he nor his wife are believed to have been liv- 
ingat the date of the emigration. His sons were : 

i. Williavi ; who espoused the British cause in the Revolu- 
tionary war, settled in Canada, and became estranged 
from the family. 

334 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

a. Fohert; enlisted in the Revolutionary service; promoted 
from sergeant of the 12th Pennsylvania to a lieutenancy 
in tlie 6th Pennsylvania regiment, Continental line ; set- 
tled in Northumberland, Pa., where he died, August 19, 
1823, aged seventy-seven years. 

8. in. Benjamin, b. in 1752; m. Mary Lyon. 

III. William Lyon,^ (John,i) preceded his father and 
family to the Province, having arrived about 1750, and attained 
the position of assistant surveyor to his uncle, John Armstrong, 
deputy sifrveyorand justice of the peace for Cumberiand county, 
a well educated man, who had arrived from Ireland in 1748. 
Together, they laid out the town of Carlisle, by order of the 
Proprietaries, in 1751, and the seat of justice was then perma- 
nently established there. William Lyon entered the provincial 
military sei*vice for the defense of the frontier against the French 
and Indians, and as first lieutenant of the Pennsylvania regiment, 
appointed December 6, 1757, participated in Forbes' great expe- 
dition against Fort DuQuesne, in 1758 ; resigned March, 1759 ; 
appointed a magistrate in 1764, by Governor John Penn, then 
in Carlisle, dispatching Col. Bouquet on his second expedition. 
On the opening of the Revolution and the suppression of the 
Provincial authority, he was appointed, by the " Supreme Ex- 
ecutive Council," a member of the "Committee of Safety," Oc- 
tober 16, 1776 ; prothonotary for Cumberland county, March 
12, 1777 ; clerk of the orphans court, February 9, 1779 ; and 
register and recorder, February 13, 1779 ; he was re-appointed, 
by Governor Mifflin, register of wills, September 4, 1790, and 
prothonotary, register, and recorder, and clerk of the orphans' 
court, August 17, 1791 ; he was also re-appointed, by Governor 
McKean, January 29, 1800, prothonotary and clerk of the 
courts, and continued prothonotary by proclamation in 1802 
and 1805; he was appointed, by the "Supreme Executive 
Council," to receive subscriptions for Cumbei-land county, for 
a loan of twenty million dollars, authorized by Congress. June 
29, 1779. William Lyon, b. March 17, 1729, in Ireland ; d. 
in Carlisle, Pa., February 7, 1809; m., first, in 1756, Alice 
Armstrong, daughter of his uncle. Col. John Armstrong, of 
Carlisle, Pa. They had issue: 

9. i. James, b. October, 1757 ; m. Sallie Eyre. 

Lyon Family. 385 

He married, secondly, in 1768, Ann Fleming, of Carlisle, 
Pa. They had issue: 

u. Margaret, [Peprgy,] b. May 9,1770,; m., in Carlisle, July 25, 

1793, the Rev. David Denny, of Chambersburg, Pa. 
Hi. John., b. October 13, 1771 ; m. Priscilla Coulter, of Gi'eens- 

burg, Pa. He was a prominent member of the bar at 

Uniontown, Pa. 
i)'. William., b. June 17, 1773, went south and died in early life 

at St. Francisville, La., where he is buried. 

10. V. Samuel, b. January 20, 1775; m. Hetty Broome. 
vi. Mary, b. August 20, 1776; d. 1832: unm. 

vii. Alexander- Parher, b. August 4, 1778; d. 1808; unm; law- 

yej^^in Carlisle. 
viii. Nancy., b. August 16, 1780'; d. 1800; unm. 

11. ix. Alice- Arnutromj ., b. September 25, 1781 ; m. George Cham- 


12. X. GeoTLje-Armstrong^h. A\)X\\ 11,1784; m. Anna G. Savage. 

IV. James Lyon,^ (John,i) arrived in the Province of 
Pennsylvania, landing in Philadelphia in 1763, and, about 
1766, located on land in Cumberland county, now in Grranville 
township, Mifflin county, and near the site of the old Fort 
Granville, which was captured by the French and Indians in 
1756. The tract embraced all the broad plateau on the south 
bank of the Juniata river and the mountain side, (known as 
Anderson station, Pennsylvania railroad.) He was assessor for 
Cumberland county in 1777 ; died and buried on his own do- 
main in his family burial-ground. He married, in Ireland, a 
lady named Martin, and had issue : 

i. John, b. in Ireland ; settled in Butler county, and left de- 
scendants; was in the Revolutionary service, and lived 
on a farm on the north side of the Juniata river until he 
went westward. 

II. Margaret, [Peggy,] b. in Philadelphia, three days after the 
family arrived, in 1763 ; d. June 8, 1847 ; m, in 1783, John 
Oliver, b. in Derrybeg, county Derry, Ireland, in 1750 ; 
d. 1843, and both buried in McYeytown cemetery. John 
Oliver came over in the ship " Sophia," in 1770; became 
a citizen of Cumberland, now Mifflin, county, and taught 
school in the neighborhood, his future wife being one of 
his pupils ; he became a prominent man, and was appointed 
an associate judge for Mifflin county by Governor Mifflin ; 
his residence was in Oliver township, (named after him,) 

336 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

on the Juniata, six miles west of Lewistown. They had 
issue (surname Oliver) : 

1. James', m. ■ Cunningham; d. s. p. 

2. BacJiel; m. John Campbell, of Mifflin county, 

and had five children. 

3. Elizabeth ; m. Joseph Campbell, brother of John, 

and had eight children. 

4. JVajicy [Agnes]; m. fSamuel Campbell, brother of 

John and Joseph ; had ten children. 

5. Margaret [Peggj'] ; m. Rev. Lochrane ; d. s. p. 

6. Polly ; d. in 1871 ; unm. 

7. Jane; m. John Campbell, of Centre county; 

cousin to John, Joseph, and Samuel, and had 
six children. 

8. Margery ; d. in 1882 ; unm. 

9. John; m. Esther Strode, of Mifflin county, and 

had two children. 

10. George ; m. Margaret Jackson ; had three children. 

11. Sydney; m. George A. Lyon, her cousin, (see 

XX VI.) 

12. Andrew ; m. Edwards ; d. s. p. 

13. in. TFi7Zmm, b. January 31, 1765; m. Rebecca Graham. 

iv. Elizabeth; lived to the age of eighty-eight years; m. John 
McVey, after whom the town of McVeytown, Mifflin 
county, was named ; moved to Zanesville, O. 

14. V. Isabella, b. August 14, 1770 ; m. John Patterson, merchant. 

15. vi. Nancy; twin sister; m. John Patterson, Esquire. 

vii. Mary, b. May 6, 1774; d. February 24, 1861; m. Robert 
Forsythe, of Mifflin county. Pa., and had eight children. 

16. via. James, b. February 11, 1786; m. Elizabeth Lyon. 

Y. Samuel LYOisr,^ (John,i) settled on land adjoining Ms 
father's tract, and inherited one half of his father's farm, in 
Cumberland, now Juniata, county, Pennsylvania; became a 
deputy surveyor under his uncle, Col. John Armstrong; ap- 
pointed, May 22, 1770, by provincial authority, a magistrate 
for Mil ford township ; re-appointed justice of the peace, June 
19, 1777, by the " Supreme Executive Council," who made all 
appointments previous to the formation of the State Govern- 
ment, in 1790. April 3, 1780, Col. Lyon was appointed com- 
missioner of purchases for the Revolutionary army for the county 
of Cumberland, and July 7, 1780, assistant commissioner of 
purchases, and the Council ordered his " quota of whiskey at 
500 gallons per month." Before 1785, he changed his residence 

Lyon Family. 337 

to Carlisle. November 9, 1789, appointed deputy surveyor 
for Cumberland county, and re-appointed, November 3, 1791 ; 
m. Eleanor Blaine, b. 1750 ; d. April 9, 1795 ; sister of 
Col. Ephraim Blaine. They had issue : 

i. Margaret, [Peggy,] b. March 26, 1772 ; m., in Carlisle, 
January 16, 1795, her cousin, James Blaine, son of Col. 
Ephraim Blaine, and had Ephriam-Lyon, who married 
Maria Gillespie, of Washington county, Pa., and had 
James- Gillespie, author and statesman, and presiden- 
idential candidate on the Republican ticket in 1884. The 
other children of Margaret Blaine were Jane, m. William 
Semple.of Washington, Pa.; Ellen, m. Major John Ewing, 
a prominent citizen of Washington, Pa.; Anna-Lyon, m. 
Rev. D. Mason; William, Samuel, James, m. Miss De- 
Villemont ; and Mary. 

it. Isabella, b. February 14, 1774; m., first, in Carlisle, April 
12, 1798, William Hoge, of Washington, Pa.; m., sec- 
ondly, Alexander Reed, of same place ; d. s. p. 

iii. John, b, February 1, 1776; d., 1814, unm.; an eminent law- 
yer of Bedford, Pa. 

ii\ Nancy, b. April 27, 1778; d. June 22, 1867, at Washington, 
Pa.; unm. 

17. V. Rebecca, b. l^ovember 2, 1785; m. James M. Russell. 

18. vi. Samuel, b. January 19, 1791 ; m. Xancy Campbell. 

VI. John Lyon,^ (John,i) came into possession of one half 
of the homestead, Samuel coming into possession of the other 
half, in Milford township, by the will of his father, dated De- 
cember 13, 1779, after his death in 1780. Eesided thereon 
until June 1, 1797, when he conveyed it to Stephen Dougle- 
man, who conveyed it to the Sterrett family ; its present owners 
being Hon. James P. Sterrett and his brother Dr. John P. Ster- 
rett. John Lyon then removed to Butler county, and d. about 
1820 ; m. Mary Harris, daughter of John Harris, the founder 
of Mifflin town, Pa, and had issue: 

i. Thomas-Harris, 
a. William. 
iii. John. 
iv. James. 
V. Margaret, 
vi. Mary. 
vii. Catharine, 
viii. Nancy. 

338 Fennsylvania Genealogies. 

YII. Maeg-aret Alice Lyon,^ (Jolin,i) m. Thomas Ajst- 
DERSON, who emigrated to America in 1766 ; he married, the 
same year, and probably came from the home of the Lyon 
family in Ireland. They had four children, of whom we have 
the names of : 

i. liobert; d. in infancy. 
ii. Bebecca ; d. in infancy. 

m. JoIiQi, b. 1770, in Bedford, Pa. ; d. in 1839 ; studied medi- 
cine at Carlisle, and entered upon the practice of his pro- 
fession in 1796, in which he became very successful ; for 
years he was the president of the Allegheny Bank, at 
Bedford, and also president of the Chambersburg and 
Bedford turnpike company ; besides being actively en- 
gaged in other enterprises; m., in 1807, Mary Espy, b. 
1779 ; d. 1815, (see Espy recordj and had issue (surname 
Anderson) : 

1. George- Woods, b. Jnne 27, 1805 ; d. June 20, 1879 ; 

studied medicine with Dr. Watson, and gradu- 
ated from tlie University of Pennsylvania ; m, 
Caroline Morsell, of Prince George's county, 
Maryland, who died in 1860. 

2. Espy-Lyon, m. Louisa Watson. 

3. Ami-Jane; d. in infancy. 

4. Mary. 

5. Elizabeth. 

VIII. Bexjamin Lyon, 2 (Jaraes^ ,) b. in Enniskilleu, county 
of Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1752. Emigrated with the family 
of his uncle, John Lyon, in 1763, finally settling in Mil- 
ford township, where he was assessed as a single freeman, in 
1775. He enlisted in the Eevolutionary cause, and participated 
in the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776; recommended 
by General Hand to General Washington for promotion, and 
appoiiitjd lieutenant, September 25, 1776. His regiment was 
engaged in the battles of Brandy wine, Paoli, and Germantown, 
in 1777. Promoted to first lieutenant, July 16, 1777, and to 
a captaincy, December 8, 1778. The hardships of the service 
affected his health, and, as a consequence, his resignation en- 
sued in May, 1779, when he returned to Mil ford township. 
He removed about four years after his marriage to Northumber- 
land, Pa., and returned to Tuscarora valley about the year 1800, 

Lyon Family. 339 

where he remained till his wife's death, in 1811, when he went 
to reside with his daughter, Elizabeth, in Shirleysburg, Hun- 
tingdon county. Pa. , where he died in 1826. Advanced in years, 
he appeared as a man of medium height, weighing about 150 
pounds, rather full in the face, with florid complexion, blunt 
in manner, and plain in speach ; m., in 1780, his cousin, Mary 
Lyoist, b. April, 171:8, daughter of John Lyon, who d. Oc- 
tober 9, 1811, and buried in Tuscarora. They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, [Betsy,] b. in Tuscarora valley, December 15, 
1780; d. January 21, 1849; buried at Green Hill Presby- 
terian churcli, Fulton county, Pa. ; m. James Lyon, her 
cousin, (see XVI.) 

19. a. John., b. August 11, 1782 ; m. Jane Maclay. 

20. in. James, b, April 12, 1787 ; m. Ann Forman. 

iv. Margaret, d. at Pennsylvania Furnace; aged 25 years; 
buried in Bellefonte cemetery. 

IX. James Lyon,^ (William, 2 John,"') b. October, 1757; 
d. November 21, 1811 ; m. July 25, 1793, Sallie Eyre, of 
Northampton county, Va., where he was a practicing physi- 
cian. They had issue : 

i. William; d. unm. 

ii. Margaret; m. William Taylor, lawyer, Norfolk, Ya., and 
liad issue (surname Taylor), Sallie, William, Robert, and 

X. Samuel Lyon",^ (William, ^ John,i) b. January 20, 
1775; merchant, Baltimore, Md. ; m. March, 1800, Hetty 
Broome, of Wilmington, DeL, and had issue : 

21. i. William; m., first, Miss Reynolds; secondly, Miss Mulhol- 


22. ii. Bev. George-Armstrong ; m. Mary Sterrett. 
Hi. Jacob ; lived in Clarion county, and died there. 
iv. John ; residence. Clarion county, Pa. ; deceased. 

V. Eachel; m. Hugh Campbell, M. D., of Uniontown, Pa., 
and had (surname Campbell), Susan, who m. an Allison ; 
Bev. Samuel, Bev. William, Judge Edward, Benjamin, 
who m, Mary Hitner ; Sarah-Louise, and Hugh-Francis. 

XL Alice Armstrong Lyon,^ (William, 2 John,i) b. Sep- 
tember 25, 1781; d. 1848; m., in Carlisle, March 6, 1810, 
George Chambers, of Chambersburg, Pa. They had issue 
(surname Chambers) : 

340 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Sally- Ann ; d. unni. 
n, jMargaretta; d. unm. 
in. George \ d. unm. * 

iv. Benjamin; m. Eleanor Thomas, and had issue (surname 

Chambers), George, Mary, Benjamin, Annie, Emma, 

Oliver, and Bertha. 
V. William; m. Emeline Kennedy, and had issue (surname 

Chambers), Alice, Margaretta, Mien, and Carrie. 

XII. Geoege Armstrong LYOisr,^ (William, ^ John,i) b. 
in Carlisle, Pa., April 11, 1784: d. January 6, 1855; an attor- 
ney-at-law, president of the Carlisle Bank, and a prominent and 
influential citizen of his native place ; m. June 14, 1815, Anfa 
G. Savage, daughter of Thomas Lyttleton Savage, of North- 
ampton county, Va., where she was b. February 10, 1797 ; d. 
in Atlantic City, August 25, 1876, and buried in Carlisle, Pa. 
They had issue, all born in Carlisle, in the house in which 
their father was born and died : 

i. Virginia-T., b. July 31, 1817; d. 1866; unm. 

23. a. TFiZh'am, b. August 3, 1819; m. Augusta Baldwin. 
Hi. John, (the reverend,) b. July 26, 1821 ; unm. 

iv. Susan-Ellen, h. May 24, 1823: d. October 27, 1852; m. J. 

VV. Burbridge, of New Orleans. 
V. Mary- Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1825 ; d. May 25, 1838. 
vi. Anna-Margaret, (seeXXX.) 

24. vii. Alexander- Parker, b. June 29, 1829 ; m. Eliza T. Denniston. 
via. Thomas-Lyttleton, b. April 29, 1832 ; d. March 29, 1883 ; m., 

first, Mrs. A. Marks; m., secondly, Beulah Clark; d. 
March 29, 1883; residence, New Orleans. 

25. ix. Alice-Chambers, h. April 13, 1836; m. Thomas C. Lazear. 

XIII. William Lyon,^ (James, ^ John,i) b. January 31, 
1765, in Carlisle, during the temporary residence of his parents ; 
buried on the farm on which he lived and died ; m. Eebecca 
Graham. They had issue : 

i. William-Graham, b. March 7, 1799; d. April 11, 1816. 
ii. Ann-Eliza, b. January 7, 1801; d. October 10, 1811. 

26. Hi. George- Armstrong, b. December 12, 1803 ; m. Jessie Alex- 

iv. Bebecca- Armstrong, b. August 21, 1806; d. June 11, 1831 ; 

m. Stuart Turbett, of Tuscarora Valley ; d. s. p. 
V. Amanda, b. August 31, 1808; d. in childhood. 
vi. John-B.,\). August 19, 1810; d. in childhood. 

Lyon Family. 341 

mi. James; m. Mary Holmes, of Pittsburgh; liad two daugh- 
ters : Ann-Eliz% and Sarah. 

XIV. Isabella Lyojst.^ (James, ^ Jolm,i) b. August 14, 
1770, at the homestead, west of Lewistown, on the Juniata 
river; d. June 28, 1858; buried at Tuscarora church; m., 
June 20. 1793, John" Pattekson", merchant, b. October 2, 1763, 
the eldest of six children of John Patterson, one of six brothers, 
coming from Ireland in 1750, and settled in Bucks county, on 
the Delaware, on adjoining farms ; the father being dead, the 
family sold the homestead, and in 1791 John commenced mer- 
chandizing in Tuscarora valley, in the vicinity of Academia, 
there being no store nearer than Carlisle ; d. October 9, 1836. 
They had issue (surname Patterson) : 

i. James, b. March 14, 1794; d. December 8, 1823 ; unmarried. 

ii. Sarah, b. June 1, 1795; d. May 9, 1835 ; m. Wm. C. Kelly. 

in. Margaret, b. January 15, 1797; d. June 4, 1863; m., Janu- 
ary, 8, 1822, Robert Sterrett. 

iv. William-Hart, b. January 1, 1799; d. August 3, 1858; m. 
Mary Ann Wilson. 

V. Robert, b. March 20, 1801 ; d. March 7, 1873; m., first, Jane 
Wilson ; m., secondly, Lucinda Blaine. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1803 ; d. April 9, 1839; unmarried. 

vii. Andrew, b. February 2, 1805 ; d. August 13, 1884; m., first, 
Ann Eliza Walker; m., siecondly, Mrs. Mary Brazee. 
via. Mary-L., b. January 10, 1807; d. 1871; m. Robert Patter- 

ix. John, b. March 26, 1809; m., October 6, 1836, Ellen Van- 
Dyke, of Mercersburg, Pa.; residence, Peru Mills, Ju- 
niata county. Pa. Mr. Patterson is the only survivor of 
the twenty children of the Patterson connection. 

X. Isabella, b. January 16, 1811 ; d. April 5, 1837 ; unmarried. 

xi. Jane, b. April 30, 1813 ; d. May 25, 1837. 

XV. Nancy Lyon, ^ (James, ^ John, ^ ) twin sister of Isabella, 
{see XrV,) b. August 14, 1770 ; d. April 16, 1855 ; buried at 
the Presbyterian church in Tuscarora; m. John Patterson, 
Esquire, b. in Bucks county, Pa., October 6, 1772 ; d. October 
10, 1843 ; first cousin and brother-in-law of John Patterson, 
merchant, {see XIV.) He was son of Alexander Patterson, 
whose father, with six sons, came from Ireland about 1750, and 
settled in Bucks county ; three of the sons moved to the Cum- 

342 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

berland valley, and two to Tuscarora, Alexander locating him- 
self on a farm two miles distant from the Presbyterian church, 
now Academia, where he lived and died. John Patterson 
came into possession of the farm, and it is now owned by the 
fourth generation of the name. They had issue (surname Pat- 
terson) : ■ 

i. Alexander, b. 1795 ; d. March 15, 1869 ; m., first, Elizabetli 

Hackett ; second, Polly Sterrett, sister of Robert Sterrett. 

a. James, b. May 1, 1797; d. March 27, 1869; m. Jane Kelly, 

sister of W. C. Kelly ; had eight children, 
m. Andrew, b. March, 1799 ; d. November, 1883 ; m. Elizabeth 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 1801 ; d. March 6, 1870 ; m. Moses Kelly. 
V. Phebe, b. 1802; d. April, 1884; m. William McClure. 
vi. Rachel, d. 1862; m. James McClure. 
vii. John, b. November 1807 ; d. March 19, 1877 ; m. Jane 

Graham, grand-daughter of William Graham. -^ 
via. William-Lyon, h. April 11, 1809; d. August 24,1846; m. 
ix. Robert, b. 1812; d. March 13, 1830. 

XVI. James Lyoi^,^ (James, ^ John,i) b. on his father's 
plantation in Mifflin county, February 14, 1786; d. March 20, 
1872 ; buried in Green Hill cemetery, Fulton county, Pennsyl- 
vania; m. April 12, 1808, Elizabeth Lyon, his cousin, {see 
VIII.) Pesided at Shirleysburg, Huntingdon county, and, 
finally, at West Dublin, Fulton county, where he died. They 
had issue : 

i. Margaret-Oliver, b. June 7, 1810 ; d. March 1863 ; m. in 1832, 
1). C. Ross, and had seven children. 

27. ii. John-William, b. December, 1811 ; m. Catharine V. Ross. 
m. Benjamin-Alexander, b. May 25, 1818; unm. 

28. iv. James-Graham, b. October 3, 1820 ; m. Margaret Roberts. 

XVII. Eebecca Lyon, 3 (Samuel, ^ John, ^) b. November 2, 
1785; m., February 6, 1812, James McPheeson Russell, b. 
ISTovember 10, 1786, in York, Pennsylvania; d. December 14, 
1870, in Bedford, Pennsylvania; son of Alexander Russell and 
Mary McPherson. He read law with James Riddle, of Cham- 
bersburg, and was admitted to the Franklin county bar ISTovem- 
ber 10, 1807. The year following, he settled in Bedford, Penn- 
sylvania, and soon acquired a large practice. He held a num- 

Lyon Family. 813 

her of civil ofS.ces, was trustee of the Bedford academy, treas- 
urer of the Charabersburg and Bedford company during its con- 
struction, and chief burgess of the borough. He was a member 
of the constitutional convention of 1837-8, and served as a 
member of the Twenty-seventh Congress. They had issue (sur- 
name Eussell): 

i. Alexander- Ly on, h. November 29, 1812, in Bedford, Penn- 
sylvania; d. in 1885, at Montevideo, South America; he 
was educated in the schools and academy of Bedford, and 
at Washington College, Pennsylvania ; studied law under 
his father, and was admitted to the Bedford county bar 
August 28, 1834, but never practiced his profession ; was 
appointed, August 7, 1846, by Governor Johnston, Deputy 
Secretary of the Commonwealth, and January 25, 1850, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth ; on January 9, 1862, 
was appointed by Governor Curtin, Adjutant General, 
and held the office until October 11, 1867; was re-ap- 
pointed by Governor Geary January 8, 1870, and con- 
tinued in office until May 17, 1873 ; in 1879, was appointed 
by President Hayes, Consul at Montevideo, IJraguay, 
South America ; was twice married ; first, Miss King ; 
secondly, Elizabeth Fisher. 

ii. Samuel-Lyon, b. July 30, 1816; educated at Washington 
College, Washington, Pennsylvania; studied law with 
his father, and was admitted to the Bedford county bar 
November 29, 1837 ; served as a member of the Thirty- 
third Congress, and was a member of the constitutional 
convention of 1873. 

in. John-Lyon ; m, Elizabeth Ogden. 

iv. William- L. 

V. James-Sydney. 

vL A nn-Lyon ; m. James King, M. D., and had ^?inieand Effie. 

vii. Ellen-Lyon ; m. Kev. Milligan. 

viii. Mary-Lyon\ m. Benedict. 

XYIII. Samuel Lyon,^ (Samuel, 2 John,i) b. January 19, 
1791 ; m. Nancy Campbell, daughter of Parker Campbell, a 
distinguished lawyer of Washington, Pa. ; residence, principally 
in western Pennsylvania. They had issue : 

i. Parker- Campbell; resided at Richmond, Ya., where his 
widow and children still live; a very successful business 
ii. Ellen ; m. Rev. Nichols, of Mobile, Ala. 

344 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XIX. John LroN,^ (Benjamin, ^ James, i) b. in Tuscarora 
Valley, now Juniata county, Pa., August 11, 1782 ; d. in 
Allegheny City, January 25, 1868, and buried in the Allegheny 
cemetery. He was an iron-master, and head of the well-known 
firm of Lyon, Shorb & Co., among the earliest and most ex- 
tensive iron manufacturers in Pennsylvania, with works in 
Huntingdon, Centre, Blair, Clarion, and Allegheny counties; 
principal ofiice at Pittsburgh ; principal residence, Pennsylva- 
nia Furnace. Mr, Lyon was a man of large physique and vi- 
gorous constitution, erect in carriage, dignified and courteous 
in manner, positive in character and fearless in speech, terse 
and concise in language, with a well cultivated mind, hospita- 
ble and generous. His business abilities were of a high order, 
and his life was a success; m., first, in Harrisburg, Pa., April 
29, 1808, by Eev. Mr. Sharon, Jane Maclay, youngest daugh- 
ter of the Hon. William Maclay ; she d. April 30, 1809 ; aged 
twenty-six years, and is buried in Paxtang grave-yard. They 
had issue : 

i. William-Maday , b. April 20, 1809, in Harrisburg, Pa., mem- 
ber of the firm of Lyon, Sliorb & Co. 

John Lyon m., secondly, September 7, 1814, Ann (Nancy) 
Patton, daughter of General John Patton, of Centre county, 
Pa., a Eevolutionary officer ; she d. May, 1817, aged twenty-six 
years ; buried in Bellefonte cemetery. They had issue : 

29. ii. John-Patton, b. June 5, 1815; m. Westanna S. Elliott. 

John Lyon m., thirdly, July 20, 1820, Margaret E. Stew- 
art, daughter of Samuel Stewart, of Hanover township, Dau- 
phin county, Pa., {see Stewart record,) d. May 26, 1835 ; buried 
in the First Presbyterian church-yard, Pittsburgh. They had 
issue : 

30. m. James- Ben jaynin, b. April 21, 1821 ; m. Anna M. Lj^on. 

31. iv. Samuel- Stewart, b. November 11, 1822; m. Anna Valen- 


32. V. Mary A., b. December 24, 1824; m. J. Robert Lowrie. 

33. vi. George-W., b. November 7, 1826; m. Anna C. Porter. 

vii. Jane-Alice, b. near Centre Hall, Penn's valley, Centre 
county, Pa., March 24, 1829 ; m. April 11, 1854, at Penn- 
sylvania Furnace, by Rev. Daniel Hughes, Bucher Ayres, 
(see Ayres record.) 

Lyon Family. 345 

34. mii. Margaret-Elizabeth, (twin,) b. March 24, 1829; m. Robert 


35. ix. Sarah- Walker, h. April 28, 1831; m. George Bucher Por- 


36. X. Thomas- Stewart, b. May 15, 1833 ; m. Nannie J. Wriglit. 
xi. Emma, b. in Pittsburgh, April 4, 1835 ; d. in infancy. 

John Lyon, m., fourthly, Ann Paer Hubley, daughter of 
Joseph Hubley, attorney -at-law, Lancaster, Pa., and an officer 
of the Revolutionary army. She was grand-daughter of Michael 
Hubley, and Rosina Strumpf, both from Grermany, a magistrate 
and a signer of a treaty with the Six Nations of Lidians, made 
at Lancaster, July, 1748. She was b. October 21, 1788 ; and 
d. in Bellefonte, Pa., JSTovember 13, 1884 ; buried in Bellefonte 
cemetery ; this distinguished lady enjoyed extraordinary and 
uninterrupted good health during her long life of over ninety- 
six years ; survived her husband sixteen years. 

XX. James Lyon,^ (Benjamin, ^ James, i) b. April 12, 
1787, at Northumberland, Pa.; d. August 28, 1851 ; merchant 
of Oswego, N. Y.; m., April 25. 1811, Ann Forman, of Rhine- 
beck, N. Y. They had issue : 

i. Joseph-Benjamin, b. March 3, 1812, at Onondago, N. Y.; d. 
JS'ovember 9, 1872, at Cleveland, O. ; m. Ann , 

37. ii. John-Ecltoai'd, b. June 18, 1813 ; m. Catharine M. Tracy. 
iii. Mary-Elizabeth, b. December 24, 1814, at Oswego, N. Y.; 

m., tirst, Theodore Morgan, and had issue (surname Mor- 
gan), James-Lyon: killed in the war of the Rebellion; 
Mrs. Morgan m., secondly, Charles Whittlesey, of Cleve- 
land, O., where she now lives. 

38. iv. James-H., b. April 6, 1817 ; m. Ann Maloney. 

V. Margaret, b. August 29, 1822, at Oswego, N. Y.; m. George 
W. J^oxon, of Syracuse, N. Y., and had issue (surname 
Noxon), George, Mary, and Margaret, m. M. Pike. 

vi. Joshua- Forman, b. June 6, 1830, at Oswego. N. Y.; d. April 
12, 1856; unm. 

XXI William Lyon, 4 (Samuel,^ William, ^ John,^) law- 
yer, Bedford, Pa.; m., first. Miss Reynolds; m., secondly, 
Miss Mulholland, and had issue, among others : 

i. William; d. 

ii. Samuel, attorney-at-law, Blairsville, Pa. 
iii. Mary, m. Gen. Duchat ; residence, Chicago, 111. 
iv. George-McDonald; unm.; Chicago, 111. 

346 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XXri. Eev. George Armstrong Lyon, D. D.* (Samuel, ^ 
Wimiam,3 John,i) of Erie, Pa.; d. March, 1821; m., 1829, 
Mary Sterrett, of Carlisle. Thej had issue : 

i. Margaret., b. 1830; m. John W. Douglass, lawyer, Wash- 
ington city. 

a. Alexander-McDonald, \).1S35\ m., first, Anna Lowry ; m., 

secondly, Maria Crolby, and had two children, 
m. George- Arm strong, b. 1837; m. Rose Yincent; had two 

iv. Wilber, b. 1841; m., first, Hattie Cadwell ; m., secondly, 
Maria Derrickson ; had two children. 

XXIII. Rev. William Lyon, ^ (George-Armstrong,^. Wil- 
liam,2 John,i) b. August 3, 1819; d. June, 1862; m. July, 
1846, Augusta Baldwin. They had issue: 

i. George- Armstrong, b. July 6, 1847. 
ii. John-Lyttleton, b. August 13, 1849. 
Hi. Henry-Wehb, b. June, 1852. 
iv. Lucy-Baldwin, b. August, 1854. 

V. Anna-Grace, b. June, 1859. 
vi. Willia7n-Lyttleton,h. September, 1860. 

XXIY. Alexander Parker Lyon, ■* (George- Armstrong, ^ 
William, 3 John,^) b. June 29, 1829; d. December 17, 1861; 
m. May 10, 1855, Eliza T. Denniston, of Pittsburgh. They 
had issue : 

i. Catharine-Thaw, b. May 6, 1854; m. Albert Fell, banker 

and broker, of Philadelphia, and. had issue (surname 

Tell) : Andrew-Fleming . 
ii. Charles-Lyttleton, b. January 26, 1858; m. Annie E,eed, of 

Hi. Alexa7ider-Par'ker,h. December 27, 1859 ; m. Mary Suydam, 

of Pittsburgh ; and had issue, Emma, 
iv. John -Denniston, b. January, 1861. 

XXV. Alice Chambers Lyon, ^ (George- Armstrong, ^ Wil- 
liam, 2 John,i) b. April 13, 1836; m. June 13, 1861, Thomas 
C. Lazear, attorney-at-law, Pittsburgh. They had. issue (sur- 
name Lazear) : 

i. Anna-Lyon, b. May 24, 1862. 
ii. Jesse-Thomas, b. February 17, 1866. 
ill. Lyttleton-Lyon, b. December 21, 1867. 

Lyon Family. 347 

XX VI. George Armstrong- Lyon,^ (William, ^ James, ^ 
John, ^) b. on his father's estate, in Mifflin county. Pa., Decem- 
ber 12, 1803 ; d. in Kishacoquillas valley, October 23, 1873 ; 
m., first, November 11, 1830, Jessie Alexander, of Mifflin 
county, who d. May 12, 1835. They had issue : 

i. Rebecca- Armstrong, b. November 18, 1831 : m., first, James 
McAllister, of Juniata county, Pa.; m., secondly, Janu- 
ary 16, 1879, David Wilson, Ph. D., of Port Royal, Juni- 
ata county, Pa. Professor Wilson was born in Lancaster 
county ,in 1813. Upon acquiring the printer's art, he en- 
tered Jefferson College and graduated with first honors, 
in 1887 ; after a year in teaching and study, he became, 
October, 1839, principal of the Tuscarora Academy, at 
Academia, a then recently incorporated institution of 
learning, which soon attained a high position through 
the influence of his scholarship and executive ability. In 
1859, Dr. Wilson accepted the professorship of mathe- 
matics — subsequently changed to the chair of belles-lettres 
— in the Pennsylvania State Agricultural College, Cen- 
tre county, under the presidency of Dr. Pugh. This was 
the most popular and flourishing period in the life of this 
institution, and the only time in its existence when its 
halls were filled with students. After four and a half 
years. Professor Wilson returned to the home of his 
choice, at Port Royal. Juniata county, which he had pre- 
viously established, where his years are passed in the ed- 
ucation of youth in his "Airy View Academy," and in 
scientific farming ; he has been recently reelected to the 
executive committee of the State Board of Agriculture. 
a. James- Alexander, b. April 8, 1833 ; m. Orlie A. Mitchelson, 
of Galesburg, 111., and had Albert-Chase and Jaynes-Fark ; 
resides at Wymore, Gage county, Nebraska. 

George A. Lyon m., secondly, October 31, 1836, Sidney J. 
Oliver, daughter of Judge John Oliver, of Oliver township, 
Mifflin county, Pa.; resides at Belleville, Mifflin county, Pa. 
They had issue : 

in. Mary-M., b. March 23, 1840. 

XXVII. John William Lyon,* (James, ^ James, ^ John,^) 
b. December, 1811 ; d. February 27, 18-15 ; farmer, Fulton 
county. Pa.; m., December, 1838, Catharine Y. Ross, of 
Shirleysburg, Pa.; d. January, 1885. They had issue! 

348 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Elizabeth, b. October 10, 1839; m. George Cliestnut, of 

Fulton county, Pa. 
a. Margaret, b. May, 1841 ; m. J. W. Patterson, of Academia, 

Juniata county. Pa. 
Ui. James-Graham, b. February, 1843. 
iv. John, b. January, 1845. 

XXVIII. James G-R AH AM Lyon, 4 (James, ^ James, ^ Johu,^) 
b. at Peru Mills, Juniata county. Pa., October 3. 1820 ; farmer, 
West Dublin, Fulton county. Pa. ; m. June 27, 1857, Mar- 
garet Roberts, of Somerset, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Ida, b. May 10, 1858; d. February 14, 1864. 
M. Ettie-Elizabeth, b. October 10, 1859. 
in. James-El her, b. February 2, 1869. 

XXIX. John Patton Lyon,'* (John,^ Benjamin, ^ James, i) 
iron manufacturer, Sligo, Clarion county, Pa. ; lieutenant colo- 
nel and aid-de-camp to Governor William F. Johnston ; b. in 
Centre county, Pa., June 5, 1815 ; m. February 11, 1840, 
Westanna S. Elliott, daugliter of Rev. David Elliott, senior 
Professor in the Western Theological Seminary, of Allegheny 
City, Pa. They had issue : 

i. John-Edward ; d. in infancy. 
39. a. Bavid-Elliott, b. December 26, 1844 ; m. Ettie M. Smith. 
Hi. Anna-Ellen ; d. in infancy. 

iv. Fanny -Grant; m. February 22, 1870, George B. Logan, of 
Pittsburgli, and had (surname Logan), John-Thovias, 
Paiton-Lyon, Archibald-Hodge, Alice-Lyon, Henrietta- 
Bryan, and Frances-Elliott. 
V. Alice-Patton. 
vi. John-Patton ; d. in infancy. 

vii. Edward- West; m. August 24, 1882, Minnie M. Reinhart, 
daughter of H. W. Reinhart, of Thomasville, N. C, and 
had Margori-Minon. 
via. Marian-Bella, 

XXX. James Benjamin Lyon,^ (John,^ Benjamin, ^ 
James, 1) glass manufacturer, Pittsburgh, Pa.; b. at Pennsyl- 
vania Furnace, Huntingdon county, April 21, 1821 ; m., in Car- 
lisle, by Rev. M. R. Johnson, October 3, 1850, Anna M. Lyon, 
daughter of Greorge Armstrong Lyon, Esq., {see XII,) and had 
issue : 

Lyon Family. 349 

i. Ellen-D., b. April 5, 1852. 

ii. John-Glamis,h. July 20, 1855; glass manufacturer, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. ; m. Adelina C. Langworthy, of Westerly, R. 
I. ; and had issue, James-B., b. October 3, 1883. 
in. Margaret-Stctvart, b. May 19, 1858. 
iv. James-Beiijamin, b. October 9. 1860. 
V. George-Alcxay^der^ \).Ma.YGh 22, 18Q3. 
vi. Mary-Loiorie, b. Marcli 15, 1866. 
vii. Tlwmas-Lyttleton , b. February 17, 1869. 

XXXI. Samuel Stewaet Lyon,^ (John,^ Benjamin, 2 
James, ^) a citizen of Bellefonte, Pa. ; elected chief burgess in 
1877; b. at Pennsylvania Furnace, November 11, 1822; m. 
October 16, 1855, Anna Valentine, daughter of Abraham 
Valentine ; b. May 19, 1829, at Logan Furnace, Centre county. 
Pa. ; d. April 5, 1885. They had issue : 

i. John- Stewart, b. in Centre county. Pa., January 4, 1857; 

m. April 2, 1885, Margaret McKnight, of Pittsburgh. 
ii. Abraham-Valentine; d. in infancy. 
iii. Anna-Valentine, b. in Bellefonte, Pa., April 1, 1858. 
iv. Clara-Valentine, b. in Nittany Valley, Centre county. Pa., 

March 14, 1861 ; m. William J. Nicols, civil and mining 

engineer of Pottstown, Pa., and had Clara-Lyon. 
V. Mary-Lowrie, b. September 19, 1868; m., December 25, 

1884, Ellis Orvis, Esq., attorney-at-law, of Bellefonte, Pa. 
iv. Eehecca-Pugh, b. January 23, 1872. 

XXXII. Mary A. Lyon, ^ (John, ^ Benjamin, ^ James, ^ ) b. at 
Coleraine Forges, Huntingdon county. Pa., December 24, 1824; 
d. March 7, 1863, and buried in the Warrior's Mark cemetery ; 
m. February 15, 1848, at Pennsylvania Furnace, by Eev. Robert 
Hamill, J. Egberts Lowrie,* attorney-at-law, Warrior's Mark, 
Huntingdon county, Pa. They had issue (surname Lowrie) : 

i. Sallie-Eoherts, b. December 29, 1854. 
ii. William-Lyon, b. November 18, 1859. 
iii. Boberts, b. Kovember 3, 1861. 

*He was the son of the Hon. Walter Lowrie, born in Edinburgh, 
Scotland, December 10, 1784, coming to America with his parents in 
1791, and who served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature several 
terms, and in the United States Senate from this State from 1819 to 
1825; was secretary of the Senate from 1825 to 1836, and, the last 
twenty years of his life, secretary of the Presbyterian Board of 
Foreign Missions; died in New York, on January 1, 1868. 

350 Pennsylvania Qenealogies. 

XXXTII. George W. Lyon,^ (Jolin,^ Benjamin, ^ James, ^) 
b. at Coleraine Forges, Huntingdon county, Pa., November 7, 
1826; iron manufacturer; residence, Pennsylvania Furnace; 
m. June 25, 1868, by Rev. Thomas C. Porter, Anna C. Porter, 
dangbterof John Porter, of Alexandria, Pa., {see Bucher record.) 
They had issue : 

i. Clare- Char Hon; d. in 1865, in hifancj'. 
a. Oeorye-Porter ; d. in 1870, in infancy. 
iii. John-Porter, b. July 29, 1872. 

XXXIY. Margaret Elizabeth Lyon,^ (John,^ Benja- 
min, ^ James, M b. Centre Hall, Penn's Valley, Centre county, 
Pa., Marcb 24, 1829 ; d. at Oak Hall, same county, October 12, 
1867 ; buried in the cemetery of the Spring Creek Presbyterian 
church ; m. October 15, 1851, at Pennsylvania Furnace, by 
Rev. Daniel Hughes, Rev. Robert Hamill, D. D. ; b. in 
Nonistown, Pa. ; son of Robert Hamill, who came from county 
Antrim, Ireland, in 1798, was the first elder and founder of the 
First Presbyterian church, atNorristown ; and married Isabella 
Todd, of Bucks county. Pa. The son is pastor of Spring Creek 
church ; resides at Oak Hall, Centre county. Pa. They had 
issue (surname Hamill) : 

i. John-Lyon, b. July 23, 1852, in (^entre county, Pa. ; a mer- 
chant of- Philadelphia ; m. Mary J. C. Faries, daughter 
of Robert Faries, civil engineer, and had issue (surname 
Hamill) : 

1. Margaret-Lyon, b. November 14, 1882. 

2. Mary-Faries, b. August 13, 1885. 

ii. Eobert-H., (M. D.,) b. May 24, 1855, at Cedar Spring. 
iii. Mary-Lyon, b. March 6, 1858, at Cedar Spring. 
iv. James-Lyon, b. January 11, 1861, at Oak Hall. 

V. Samuel- McCUntock, h. November 3, 1864, at Oak Hall. 
vi. Margaret-Isabel, b. September 28, 1867, at Oak Hall. 

XXXV. Sarah Walker Lyon,^ (John,^ Benjamin, ^ 
James,') b. Centre Hall, Penn's Valley, Centre county, Pa., 
April 28, 1831 ; d. at her residence, " The Cedars," on Spruce 
Creek, Huntingdon county, Pa., May 15, 1860 ; buried in the 
Spruce Creek Presbyterian cemetery ; m. at Pennsylvania Fur- 
nace, by Rev. Robert Hamill, December 23, 1852, George 
Bucher Porter, b. March 13, 1826, of Alexandria, Pa. ; mer- 

Lyon Family. 351 

chant, {see BncJier record.) He was a son of John Porter, mer- 
chant of Alexandria, and prominent in the Presbyterian church 
as one of its most esteemed elders, and, for over fifty years, 
superintendent of Sunday-school ; represented Huntingdon 
county in Pennsylvania Legislature in 1831 ; son of Thomas 
Porter, of Donaghedy, Ireland, who emigrated July 11, 1790, 
and settled in Centre county. Pa, They had issue (surname 
Porterl : 

i. Maria-Bi(cher, h. in Alexandria, Pa., October 17, 1853; m. 
at "Tlie Cedars" February 24, 1881, Adolplnis M. J.a 
Porte, of Tyrone, Pa. 
ii. John-Lyon, b. at Curlsville, Clarion county, Pa., September 
15, 1857 ; m. November 25, 1880, Carrie Phillips, daughter 
of William Phillips, of Alexandria, Pa. 
iii. William-Lyon, h. at "The Cedars " May 1,1860; m. Oc- 
tober 28, 1884, Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Robert 
Brown, of Erie, Pa. 

XXXVI. Thomas Stewart Lyon,* (John,^ Benjamin, ^ 
James, 1) b. at Huntingdon Furnace, Huntingdon county. Pa., 
March 15, 1833 ; m. September 14, 1865, Nannie J. Wright, 
b. August 17, 1847, daughter of Ezra Wright, of Eensselaer, 
Indiana. Peside at Topeka, Kansas. They had issue : 

i. Miriam, b. November 12, 1866, at Aughnacloy, Hunting- 
don county, Pa. 
ii. Margaret-JIamiil, b. February 12, 1873; d. in infancy. 
iii. WiUiam-Maclay, b. March 16, 1874, in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

XXXYII John Edward Lyon,* (James, =^ Benjamin, ^ 
James, 1) b. June 18, 1813. at Onondaga, K Y.; m. Septem- 
ber 6, 1836, Catharine M. Tracy, of Attica, N. Y. Resi- 
dence Oswego, N. Y., Flouring Mills. They had issue : 

i. Kate; married. 
ii. James ; lives in California. 
iii. Annie; unmarried; Oswego, N. Y. 
iv. Gardiner. 

XXXYIIL James H. Lyon,* (James,^ Benjamin,^ James, i) 
b. April 6, 1817 ; resides at Chicago, 111.; m. February 23, 1846, 
Ann Maloney. They had isssue : 

i. Mary; m. F. Kichie, of Chicago. 

ii. Kate ; (artist.) 

352 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XXXIX. David Elliott Lyon,^ (John-Patton,* John,^ 
Benjamin, 2 James i) b. December 26, 1844, at Pennsylvania 
Furnace. Captain D. E. Lyon, entered the military service in 
the Rebellion as first lieutenant of company H, One Hundred 
and Fifty-fifth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and, having 
been promoted, commanded his company in the battles of 
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg; m, June 23, 1868, Ettie 
M. Smith, daughter of Daniel Smith, of Brookville, Jefi:erson 
county, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Alice-Patton-West. 
ii. Westanna-Elliott. 

Maclay of Lurgan. 353 


T. Charles Maclay ^ by Ms first marriage had three sons. 
The name of his wife has not come down to us. By a second 
wife, a Miss Hamilton", he had one son, who was the ancestor 
of the name in America. By the former there was issue : 

i. Owen ; was an officer in the army of James II ; followed the 
fortunes of that royal personage ; remained a bachelor, 
and died in France. 
a. Charles ; an officer in the same army ; was killed in a duel 

with a French officer in Dublin. 
in. Henry ; also an officer in the Royal army ; and fell in the 
battle of the Boyne, 1690. 

By the marriage with Miss Hamilton there was issue : 

2. iv. John ; who married and had issue. 

It is stated that Owen Maclay, returning from France, de- 
sired to take his nephew, Charles, to that country and educate 
him. His father, however, would not consent without a guar- 
antee that the boy would be brought up in the Protestant faith. 
This the uncle refused, returned to France, and dying left his 
estate to strangers, probably to the Eoman church. 

II. John Maclay, ^ (Charles ;i) m. and had issue: 

3. i. Charles, b. 1703 ; m. Eleanor Query. 
4 n. John, b. 1707 ; m. Janet McDonald. 

in. Eleanor, b. 1709; m. a Mr. Johnston, and remained in 

III. Charles Maclay, ^ (John,^ Charles, i) b. 1703, in 
county Antrim, Ireland ; " sailed for America on the 30th day 
of May, 1734 ; " located in New Garden towmship, Chester 
county ; but in 1742, settled in Hopewell township, Lancaster 
county, now Lurgan township, Franklin county, Penn'a. He 
died in September, 1763. Charles Maclay married in 1733, 
Eleanor Query, daughter of William Query, of county An- 


854 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

t]-im, Ireland. The latter came to America about 1740, settled 
in Path valley, bat subsequently removed to North Carolina. 
Eleanor Query Maclay was born in county Antrim, Ireland, in 
1707, and died in Lurgan township, Franklin county, Penn"a, 
July 27, 1789. Charles Maclay and his wife are both interred 
at Middle Spring Church grave-yard. They had issue : 

5. i. John, h. May 10, 1734; m. Jane Dickson. 

6. ii. William, b. July 20, 1737 ; m. Mary Harris. 

7. Hi. CViarZes, b. August 8, 1739; m. Mary Templeton. 

8. iv. Samuel, b. January 7, 1741 ; m. Elizabeth Plunket. 

V. Eleanor, b. September 20, 1750; m. John Maclay. 

IV. John Maclay, ^ (John,^ Charles, "i) b. 1707, in the 
county Antrim, Ireland; came with his brother Charles to 
America, in 1734 ; located in Chester county, and subsequently 
removed to Lurgan township, Franklin county ; buried in Mid- 
dle Spring grave-yard ; he m. Janet McDonald, who is buried 
by the side of her husband. They had issue : 

9. i. John, b. 1748; re. Eleanor Maclay. 

ii. Charles, h. 1750; recruited a company of militia, in the 
winter of 1777-8, of one hundred men, all six feet in height. 
At the battle of Crooked Billet, on the 4th of May, 1778, 
he was killed with most of his company, who refused to 
surrender. Tlie killed and wounded were gathered by 
the enemy, thrown into a heap, covered with straw, and 
fired. Thus perished some of the bravest spirits of the 
Cumberland valley. 
Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1752; m. Col. Samuel Culbertson, "of the 
Row." Their descendants include liev. James Culbert- 
son, of Zanesville, Ohio ; Mrs. John liea, the widow of 
General Rea, who was a member of Congress from Penn- 
sylvania for several sessions, and Rev. S. C. McCune, of 

V. John Maclay,* (Charles, ^ John,^ Charles, i) wasb. May 
10, 1734, in Ireland, just twenty days prior to the sailing of his 
parents for America ; d. October 17, 1804, in Lurgan town- 
ship, Franklin county, Penn'a. He built the first mill on the 
Conedoguinet creek, and put up a substantial log house of 
hewn timber, strongly dove-tailed together, fortifying the doors 
and windows by heavy bolts for the repulsion of Indian ag- 
gressions. This house is yet standing, and is now occupied by 

Maclay of Lurgan. 355 

the fourth John Maclay, a lineal descendant of the builder. 
He was appointed a Provincial magistrate in 1760, and was a 
member of the Provincial Conference, held at Carpenter's Hall, 
Philadelphia, June J 8, 1776, and afterward served as a member 
of the Pennsylvania Assembly for several terms. His ability 
is attested to us by the fact that he, one of the settlers in the 
far western part, was chosen by the people of Cumberland 
county to represent both his immediate neighbors and the peo- 
ple of the vastly ni.ore thickly populated eastern portion of the 
county in that conference which declared that they, on behalf 
of the people of Pennsylvania, were " willing to concur in a 
vote of Congress declaring the United Colonies free and in- 
dependent States." His bearing on this occasion probably 
had much to do with his election afterward to the Assembly. 
As were all the Scotch-Irish settlers, Mr. Maclay was deeply 
religious and manifested his great interest in the affairs of the 
church by officiating for a long time as a ruling elder in Dr. 
Cooper's church, at Middle Spring. Mr. Maclay married, 
December 17, 1755, Jane Dickson, daughter of David Dickson* 
and Catharine Greenlee ; she was b. in Ireland, December 20, 
1734, and was brought to America by her parents in 1741 ; she 
d. April 3, 1812, in Lurgan township, Franklin county, Penn'a. 
They had issue, all born in Lurgan township : 

Nancy ^ b. 1754; d. 1761. 

Charles, b. May 23, 1757 ; m. Susanna Linn. 

Catharine, b. Juh' 28, 1760 ; m. William Irwin. 

DavAd, b. November 20, 1762; m., first, Eleanor Maclay; 

secondly, Eleanor Herron. 
William, b. November 22, 1765 ; m. Peggy Culbertson. 
Samuel, b. November 16, 1767 ; m. Margaret Snodgrass. 
.Eleanor, b. February 5, 1769; m. David McKnight. 
Jane, b. September 7, 1774 ; d. July 9, 1799 ; unm. 
John, b. November 9, 1776 ; m. Hannah Reynolds. 

YI William Maclay,* (Charles, ^ John,^ Charles, i) b. 
July 20, 1737, in New Garden township, Chester county. Pa. ; 

* David Dickson was a native of Ireland, b. December 15, 1705; d. 
in Lurgan township, Franklin county. Pa., October 18, 1784. His 
wife, Ketrain [Catharine] Greenlee, was born in Ireland, January 1, 
1711 ; d. December 28, 1798. 

















356 Pennsylvania Qeneulogies. 

d. Monday, April 16, 1804:, at Harrisburg, Penn'a ; buried in 
Paxtang Church grave-jard. In 1742, his father removed to 
now Lurgan township, Franklin county, where his boyhood 
days were spent upon the paternal farm. When the French 
and Indian war broke out, he was at Rev. John Blair's classical 
school, in Chester county, and, desiring to enter the service of 
the Province, his tutor gave him a recommendation " as a ju- 
dicious young man and a scholar," which secured him the ap- 
pointment of ensign in the Pennsylvania battalion ; he was pro- 
moted lieutenant in the Third battalion. Lieutenant Colonel 
Hugli Mercer, May 7, 1758. Accompanied General Forbes' ex- 
pedition that year, and especially distinguished himself at the 
battle of Loyalhanna. In Bouquet's expedition of 1763, he was 
in the fight of Bushy Run ; while in the subsequent campaign 
of that gallant officer, he was stationed, witb the greater por- 
tion of the Second PenUsylvania, on the line of the stockade 
forts on the route to Fort Pitt as lieutenant commanding the 
company. For these services, he participated in the Proyincial 
grant of land to the officers connected therewith, located on the 
West Branch of the Susquehanna, and most of which lie as- 
sisted in surveying. He studied law, and was admitted to the 
York county bar, April 28, 1760, but it is doubtful if he ever 
practiced his profession at that court, the continued Indian war, 
and bis subsequent duties as surveyor, engrossing his entire 
time, although, from a letter of John Penn's, it would seem 
that he was afterwards admitted to the Cumberland county bar, 
and had acted for the prothonotary of that county. At the 
close of the French and Indian war, he visited England, and had 
an interview with Thomas Penn, one of the Proprietaries, relative 
to the sui'veys in the middle and northern parts of the Province, 
and was the assistant of Surveyor Lukens on the frontiers. In 
1772, he laid out the town of Sunbury, and erected for himself a 
stone house, which was standing a few years since. Upon the or- 
ganization of the county of Northumberland, he was appointed 
prothonotary and clerk of the courts. He also acted as the re- 
presentative of the Penn family, and took a prominent part in 
the so-called Pennamite war. In writing to the secretary of the 

Maclay of Lurgan. 857 

Province, in April 1778, he says, "If bell is justly considered 
as the rendezvous of rascals, we cannot entertain a doubt of 
Wioming being the place;'' but, much as he was prejudiced 
against the Connecticut settlers, he foresaw the future value of 
the land in that valley, and advised Penn not to sell his reser- 
vation there. At the outset of the Eevolution, although an offi- 
cer of the Proprietary government, William Maclay took a 
prominent and active part in favor of independence, not only 
assisting in equipping and forwarding troops to the Continental 
army, but marched with the associators, participating in the 
battles of Trenton and Princeton. During the Revolution he 
held the position of assistant commissary of purchases. In 1781, 
he was elected to the Assembly, and from that time forward he 
filled the various offices of member of the Supreme Executive 
Council, judge of the Courts of Common Pleas, deputy sur- 
veyor, and one of the commissioners for carrying into effect the 
act respecting the navigation of the Susquehanna river. About 
this period he visited England in the interest of the Penn fam- 
ily. In January, 1789, he was elected to the United States 
Senate, taking his seat there as the first senator from Pennsyb 
vania. He drew the short term, and his position terminated 
March 8, 1791, his colleague, Robert Morris, securing the long 
term. His election to this body raised him upon a higher plane 
of political activity, but contact with the Federal chiefs of the 
Senate only strengthened- his political convictions, which, 
formed by long intercourse with the people of Middle Pennsyl- 
vania, were intensely Democratic. He began to difi:er with 
the opinions of President Washington very early in the session ; 
he did not approve of the state and ceremony attendant upon 
the intercourse of the President with Congress, he flatly ob- 
jected to the presence of the President in the Senate while 
business was being transacted, and in the Senate boldly spoke 
against his policy in the immediate presence of President Wash- 
ington. The New England historians, Hildreth and Goodrich, 
repute Thomas Jefferson as the "efficient promoter at the be- 
ginning and father and founder of the Democratic party." Con- 
temporary records, however, show beyond the shadow of a 

358 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

doubt that this responsibility or honor, in whatever light it 
may be regarded, cannot be shifted from the shoalders or taken 
from the laurels of Pennsylvania statesmanship. Before Mr. 
Jefferson's return from Europe, "William Maclay assumed an 
independent position, and in his short career of two years in 
the Senate propounded ideas and gathered about him elements 
to form the opposition which developed with the meeting of 
Congress at Philadelphia, on the 24th of October, 1791, in a 
division of the people into two great parties, the Federalists and 
Democrats, when, for the first time, appeared an open and or- 
ganized opposition to the administration. The funding of the 
public debt, chartering the United States Bank, and other 
measures championed necessarily by the administration, whose 
duty it was to put the wheels of government in motion, engen- 
dered opposition. Mr. Maclay, to use his own language, " no one 
else presenting himself," fearlessly took the initiative, and with 
his blunt common sense (for he was not much of a speaker) and 
Democratic ideas, took issue with the ablest advocate of the ad- 
ministration. Notwithstanding the prestige of General Wash- 
ington, and the ability of the defenders of the administration 
on the floor of the Senate, such was the tact and resolution of 
Mr. Maclay that when, after his short service, he was retired 
from the Senate and succeeded by James Boss, a pronounced 
Federalist, their impress was left in the distinctive lines of an 
opposition party, a party which, taking advantage of the warm 
feeling of our people towards the French upon the occasion of 
Jay's treaty with Great Britain, in 1794, and of the unpopularity 
of the alien and sedition laws, passed under the administration 
of President John Adams, in 1798, compassed the final over- 
throw of the Federal party in 1800. While in the Senate, Mr. 
Maclay preserved notes of its discussions, both in open and 
secret sessions, with observations upon the social customs of 
the first statesmen of the Republic, which have recently been 
published and edited by George Washington Harris. Upon 
his retirement, he resided permanently on his farm adjoining 
Harrisburg, where he erected the stone mansion for many years 
occupied by the Harrisburg Academy. In the year 1795, he 

Maclay of Lurgan. 359 

was elected a member of the Pennsylvania House of Represent- 
atives, and again elected in 1803. He was a presidential elec- 
tor in 1796, and, from 1801 to 1803, one of the associate judges 
of the county of Dauphin. Mr. Harris, who edited his journal, 
gives us this summary of Mr. Maclay's character; "He was a 
man of strict integrity, of positive opinions, having implicit con- 
fidence in his own honesty and judgment ; he was inclined to be 
suspicious of the integrity of others whose sentiments or action 
in matters of importance differed from his own, and the journal, 
to which reference has been made, is evidence of the strength of 
his intellect." "In personal appearance, Mr. Maclay is said to 
have been six feet three inches in height, and stout and muscu- 
lar ; his complexion was light, and his hair, in middle age, appears 
to have been brown, and was worn tied behind or clubbed." 
Mr. Maclay m. April 11, 1769, Mary McClure Harris, 
daughter of John Harris, the founder of Harrisburg, and Eliza- 
beth McClure, his wife, b. April 13, 1750, at Harris' Ferry ; d. 
April 20, 1809, at Harrisburg, and buried in Paxtang Church 
grave-yard. They had issue:* 

*From "memoranda" in the hand-writing of William Maclay, 
recently furnished us, we have the following, which differs slightly 
from that given in our record. The transcript is as in the original : 

" William Maclay & Mary his wife were married the 11th 
April 1769— Eleventh of April Anno Dom : one thousand seven hun- 
dred & sixty, nine — in Paxton. 

" John Maclay (their eldest) was born the fifth of February Anno 
Dom : one thousand seven hundred & seventy — 5th Feb^ 1770— on 

" Elizabeth Maclay was born the Sixteenth of Feb'' Anno Dom : one 
thousand seven hundred & Seventy Two — In Paxton. Died 29th 
April 1794. Buried in Paxton Grave yard. 

" Eleanor Ma,clay was born the seventeenth of Jany^' Anno Dom : 
one thousand seven hundred & seventy Four — at Fort Augusta. 

" Mary Maclay was born the nineteenth of March Anno Dom : one 
thousand seven hundred & seventy six— In Sunbury. 

" Esther Maclay was born the nineteenth of Septem'' Anno Dom : 
one thousand seven hundred and seventy Eight — In Paxton. 

" Sarah Maclay, born fifth of Jan^ Anno Dom : one thousand 
seven hundred & Eighty one — In Sunbury. 

" Jane Maclay born the nineteenth of March Anno Dom : one thou- 
sand seven hundred & Eighty three — In Paxtang. 














860 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

John-Harris, b. February 5, 1770 ; d. s. p. 

Eliza, h. February 16, 1772 ; d. April 19, 1794 ; unm. ; buried 

in Paxtang church-yard. 
Eleanor, b. January 17, 1774; m. William Wallace. 
Marij,h. March 19, 1776; d. August 13, 1823; m. Samuel 

Awl, (see Awl of Paxtang.) 
Esther, b. September 19, 1778; m. Dr. Henry Hall. 
Sarah, b. January 5, 1781 ; ni. John Irwin. 
Jean, b. Mai'ch 19, 1783; m. John Lyon. 
William, h. 1784; d. 1785. 
William, (2d) b. May 5, 1787 ; d. Monday, March 22, 1813, 

at Harrisburg, unm. 

VII. Chaeles Maclay,^ (Charles, ^ John,^ Charles, i) b. 
August 8, 1739, in New Garden township, Chester county, 
Penn'a; d. October 30, 1834, in Lurgan township, Franklin 
county, Penn'a. He lived a^ long and peaceful life not far 
from the old homestead. He married August 23, 1763, Mary 
Templeton, b. about 1742 ; d. December 12, 1812. They 
left no issue. 

VIII. Samuel Maclay,* (Charles, ^ John,^ Charles, i) b. 
June 7, 1741, in Lurgan township, Franklin county, Penn'a ; 
was educated at the classical school of the Kev. Dr. Alison, 
and became assistant to his brother, William, while surveying 
the officers' tracts in Buffalo valley. He subsequently took up 
a large quantity of land and settled there. At the outset of 
the Revolution, he was chosen lieutenant colonel of the North- 
umberland County Associators, and was in active service. In 
1792, he was appointed an associate judge of Northumberland 
county, which he resigned December 17, 1795. having been 
elected member of Congress for the session of 1795-6. In 
1797, he was elected to the State Senate, of which body he 
was chosen Speaker, December 2, 1801, and again December 7, 
1802. On the 14th of December following, he was elected 
United States Senator, and, being Speaker, signed his own cer- 
tificate. In January, 1803, he presided at the impeachment 

" William Maclay born the fifth of May Anno Dom : one thousand 
seven hundred eighty-seven— In Sun bury. 

"As to our Three dear departed Babes, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 
too, must conspire to place them in celestial mansions; and their 
names of course will be found in the Registry of Heaven." 

Maclay of Lurgan. 861 

trial of Judge Addison, and continued acting as Speaker 
(against the protest of the opposition, however, after March 
3) until March 16, when he resigned that position, and on the 
2d of September, that of State Senator. Owing to ill-health, 
he resigned his seat in the United. States Senate on the 4th of 
January, 1809. Mr. Maclay was very popular in his manners, 
a good scholar, an effi.cient writer, and was one of Pennsyl- 
vania's ablest statesmen. He died, at his residence in Buffalo 
valley October 5, 1811, and is buried on the farm. He married 
in 1773, Elizabeth Plunket, b. 1755, d. 1823, daughter of 
Dr. William Plunket, the first presiding justice of Northum- 
berland county, (1772,) and noted in the annals of the State 
for the part he took in the Pennamite war. Dr. Plunket's wife 
was a daughter of John Harris, senior, of Paxtang. They had. 
issue : 

21. i. WilUmn-Plunket, b. August 23, 1774; m., first, Sallie 
Brown ; secondly, Jane Holmes. 
a. Eleanor, b. October 4, 1777 ; m. David Maclay. 
Hi. Charles, b. 1779; d. in 1807, unm., wliile on a visit to 

Wayne county, N. Y. 
iv. Esther, b. 1782; d, in Wayne county, N^. Y, 
V. Jane-E.,h. 1786; d. January, 1848; m. Dr. Josepli Hender- 
son, b. 1791, at Shippensburg, Penn'a. He studied med- 
icine, and attended a course of lectures in the winter of 
1812-13 at the University of Penn'a, In the spring of 
1813, he received and accepted the appointment of first 
lieutenant in the army — opened a recruiting office in 
Philadelphia, subsequently joining the army at Sackett's 
Harbor, He was present at the battles of Chippewa, 
Lundy's Lane, and the other operations connected with 
the army on the northern frontier, and was wounded in 
the breast by an explosion at Fort Niagara, He received 
a captain's commission, and towards the close of tlie war 
was breveted a major. When peace was declared, he re- 
signed, graduated in medicine, and began tlie practice of 
his profession at Brown's Mills, Mifliin county. In 1832 
and 1834, he was elected to Congress. After his marriage 
with Miss Maclay, he removed to Kishacoquillas valley, 
where he remained until her death ; in 1850, locating at 
Lewistown, wliere he married Margaret Isenberg. By 
his former wife there was no issue ; by the latter, James- 
L., Joseph, and William-B. Dr. Henderson died at 

362 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Lewistown, Penn'a, December 25, 1863, aged seven tj'- 
two years. 

22. vi. John, b. 1789 ; m. Annie Dale. 

23. vii. Samuel, b. 1792 ; ra., first, Margaret Johnston; secondly, 

Elizabeth Johnston. 
viii. David, h. 1797; d. 1818; m. Isabella Patterson, daughter 
of Galbraith Patterson ; d. 1861. 

24. ix. Eobert-Phwket, b. April 18, 1799; m. Margaret C. La- 


IX. John Maclay,^ (John,^ John,^ Charles,^) b., 1748, in 
Lurgan township, Franklin county, Pa. ; d. 1800 ; was a mag- 
istrate ; an elder in the Middle Spring church ; rn. his cousin, 
Eleanoe Maclay, daughter of Charles Maclay and Eleanor 
Query, b. September 20, 1750 ; d. November 4, 1816. Mr. 
and Mrs. Maclay are interred at Middle Spring grave-yard. 
They had issue : 

i. Samuel, b. 1762. 

a. Charles, b. 1764. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 1766; m. William Reynolds. 

iv. Mary, b. 1769; m., first, David Edgar, of Baltimore; sec- 
ondly, John Clendenin. 
V. Eleanor, b. 1782; m. Jacob Smith. John M. Smith, Esq., 
of Peoria, 111., was their son. 

vi. Jane, b. 1785; d. nnm. 
vii. Catharine, h. 1787; d. nnm. 

viii. John-M.,h. 1789; was a member of Captain Samuel Gor- 
don's Waynesburg company, and fought heroically in the 
battles of Chippewa, July 5, 1814, and Lundy's Lane, 
July 25, 1814, in which latter contest he was severely 
wounded, having been hit by musket balls in the head 
and legs. Notwithstanding this, he refused to be carried 
from the field, but continued to cheer on his comrades 
and to load and fire his rifle for the country which he 
loved so well, throughout the long engagement. After 
his return home he was elected, in November of 1820, 
sheriff of Franklin county, and held that office until his 
death, in June, 1823. A portrait of him is in the posses- 
sion of the Miss Reynolds, of Shippensburg, Pa. 

ix. William, h. 1791; d. unm. 

X. Bobert, of Concord, b. 1793 : had five sons in the ministry, 
John, Charles, Alexander, William, and Robert S,, the lat- 
ter, formerly of the Chinese, and now of Japan, mission. 

Maclay of Lurgam. 363 

X. Charles Maclay, 5 (John,^ Charles, ^ John,^ Charles,^) 
was b. in Lurgan township, Franklin county, Penn'a, on the 
23d of May, 1757 ; removed, about 1790, to Urbana, O., and 
d. there, January 4, 1815 ; he m, June 18, 1788, Susanna 
Linn, daughter of William Linn, and Jane McCormick, {see 
Linn of Lurgan record.) They had issue : 

i. Charles., b. 1789. 
n. John, b. 1791. 
in. Elijah, b. 1794. 

iv. James-Linn-Dickson., b. 1797 ; d. 1816. 
V. Jane. 

XL Catharine Maclay,^ (John,'^ Charles, ^ John,^ 
Charles, 1) was b. in Lurgan township, Franklin county. Pa., 
July 28, 1760 : she m., December 28, 1783, William Irwin; 
they removed to Lexington, Ky., in 1784; Mrs. Irwin d. Au- 
gust 20, 1837. They had issue (surname Irwin) : 

i. John ; paid a visit to Franklin county while a commissioner 
to the General Synod of the Presbyterian church in 1833, 
and again in 1837 ; nothing else is known of him. 
ii. Stephenson. 

XIL David Maclay, ^ (John,* Charles, ^ John,^ Charles, i) 
was b. in Lurgan township, Franklin county, Penn'a, Novem- 
ber 30, 1762 ; d. February 9, 1839. He was a man of fine 
literary attainments, and found more pleasure in the perusal of 
his well-selected library, and in his home and family than in 
the political caldron of that period. At the very earnest de- 
mand of his fellow-citizens, however, he served two terms, from 
1812 to 1814, in the Assembly or Legislature of this State, but 
beyond this he never could be induced to accept office. He 
was twice married ; m., first, September 8, 1795, Eleanor 
Maclay, daughter of Samuel Maclay and Elizabeth Plunket, 
{see VIII) b. October 4, 1777; d. April, 1802. They had 
issue : 

i. Samuel, b. 1797 ; d. s. p. 
ii. Jane, b. 1799 ; d. s. p. 
Hi. Bitty, b. 1801 ; d. s. p. 

David Maclay m., secondly, October 2, 1806, Eleanor 
Herron, daughter of John Herron, and sister of Rev. Francis 

364 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Herron, of Pittsburgh, b. June 1, 1784 ; d. February 23, 1825. 
They had issue : 

i. John-Herron ; m. Margaret Hemphill. 
ii. Bavid; d. luim.; served two terms in the Legislature from 

Franklin county, 1851 and 1852. 
in. Jane-Eleanor ; d. 1846 ; m., first, John McGinley, son of Dr 

McGinley, of Adams county ; secondly, Joseph Pomeroy, 

of Juniata county. 
iv. Br. Charles-Templeton \ m. Mary A. Frazer; resides at 

Green Village, Franklin county, Penn'a. 
V. Francis-Herron ; resides at Holla, Mo. ; m. Sarah Cox. 
vi. James-Hen-on; d. unm. 
vii. Mary-Ellen\ m. Samuel E. McClure; removed to the West. 

XIII. William Maclay,^ (Johii,^ Charles, ^ John,^ 
Charles, 1) was b. in Lurgan township, Franklin county, Penn'a? 
March 22, 1765 ; was a member of Assembly in 1807 and 1808, 
and was a member of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses ; 
he was subsequently appointed one of the associate judges of the 
court ; he d. on the 4th of January, 1825 ; and was buried at 
the lower grave -yard, near Fannettsburg, the Rev. Dr. McGinley 
officiating, he being for many years an elder in his congregation. 
Mr. Maclay was a large muscular man, six feet two inches in 
height, but very pleasant and affable ; he was m., December 22, 
1789, by Rev. John Craighead, of Rocky Spring, to Peggy 
[Margaret] Culbertsojst, b. 1773 ; d. May 4, 1834, daughter 
of Alexander Culbertson. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Sharp^ b. N'ovember 26, 1790 ; d. September 11, 1850 ; 
m. John King, of Cliambersburg. 
25. ii. John, b. December 1, 1792; m. Jane Findlay. 

Hi. Jane., b. October 31, 17.91; d. 1822, in Georgia; m. Gen. 
Samuel Dunn; who was a member of the Pennsylvania 
Legislature 1820-1. 
iv. Eliza-Culbei-tson, b. October 16, 1796; d. February 20, 1856 ; 

m., first, John Dunn ; secondly, John Graliam. 
V. Catharine-Irwin, b. February 2, 1799 ; d. December 22, 1873, 

in Williamsport ; m. Dr. John Geddes, of JS'ewville. 
vi. Alexander, b. November 12,1801; d.l877; m. Mary Me- 

Naughton, of Pittsburgh. 
vii. William, b. March 12, 1803 ; d. February 20, 1849 ; m. Mary 
Palmer, of Bedford county, Pa. 

Maclay of Lurgan. 365 

rm. Margaretta, b. March 31, 1805 ; d. August 29, 1844 ; m. James 
W. Burbridge of Pittsburgh. 
ix. James-Boss, b. June 4, 1807 ; d. April 27, 1810 ; unm. 
X. Charles-Samuel, b. May 30, 1809 ; d. May 28, 1828, at Fan- 

xi. JSFancy-Eleanor, b. June 25, 1812; is yet living ; m. 1836, 

Cyrus D. Culbertson, d. 1870. 
xii. JDavid-Irwin.h. September 26, 1814; d. December, 1839, at 
Carrick, Franklin county, Penn'a; unm. 

XIV. Samuel Ma CLAY, 5 (John, 4 Charles, •'^ John,^ Charles,^) 
b. November 16, 1767. in Lurgan township, Franklin county, 
Penn'a; d. February 5, 1843; m. Maegaret Snodgrass, d." 
August 1, 1871. They had issue: 

i. Mary-Janc\ m. George Ewing. 
ii. John-E. 
Hi. Charles-W. 
w. Elizabeth. 
V. Bobert'lSnoclgrass ; m. Mary Willis. 

vi. Samuel; m. Fegan. 

vii. Thomas, 
via. Ellen; m. George Smith. 

XY. Eleanor Maclay, ^ (John,* Charles, ^ John,^ 
Charles,^) b. February 5, 1769, in Lurgan township, Franklin 
county, Penn'a ; d. 1846 ; m. David McKnight. They re- 
sided near Shippensburg until 1812, when they removed to 
Ohio. At the death of their mother, the sons went to Eastern 
Tennessee. There was issue (surname McKnight) : 

i. John, 
ii. David. 
Hi. Elisha. 
iv. Ehenezer-Fiyxdlay. 

V. Eleanor. 
vi. Charles- Maclay. 

XVI John Maclay, ^ (John,* Charles. ^ John,^ Charles, M 
b. November 9, 1776 ; d. December 22, 1862, while on a visit 
to his son-in4aw Eev. Dr. Brownson, at AVashington, Penn'a ; 
resided for many years on the old homestead, whence he re- 
moved to Shippensburg, and represented Cumberland county 
in the Legislature several terms ; he m., October 8, 1808, Han- 
nah Reynolds. They had issue : 

366 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Hannah-Jane ; in. Prof. William Marvel Nevin, of Franklin 
and Marshall College, at Lancaster, one of the most 
thoroughly educated men in the State, and a writer of 
unusual force. 

ii. Sarah-Ellen \ m. Eev. James I. Brownson, D. D., of Wash- 
ington, Penn'a. 

Hi. Abigail-Catharine ; m. William [Benjamin] 8terrett,of Ohio. 

iv. Margaret. 

V. Levinia-Eliza ; resides in Peoria, 111.; m. Marcli 13, 1862, 
John Alexander Plumer, of Westmoreland county, 
Penn'a ; b. December 18, 1786 ; d. December 15, 1875, son 
of George and Margaret Plumer ; she was his fourth wife ; 
no issue. 

vi. Charles B.; m. Irwin, of Mercersbnrg; resides near 

Peoria, 111. 

XVII. Eleaxor Maclay,3 (William, 4 Charles. ^ John,3 
Charles,!) b. 1774, at Harris' Ferry; d. January 2, 1823, at 
Harrisburg, Penn'a ; m. 1806, by Rev. Nathaniel Snowden, 
William Wallace, b. October, 1768, in Hanover township, 
Dauphin county, Penn'a; d. Tuesday, May 28, 1816, and with 
his wife buried in Paxtang Church grave-yard. He was the 
eldest son of Benjamin Wallace and Elizabeth Culbertson ; re- 
ceived a classical education ; graduated at Dickinson College ; 
studied law at Harrisburg under Galbraith Patterson, and was 
admitted to the bar at the June term, 1792. He became inter- 
ested in the Harrisburg and Presqu' Isle Land Company, and, 
about 1800, removed to Erie, in the affairs of which place and 
in the organization of the county he took an active and leading 
part. About 1810, he returned to Harrisburg, and partly re- 
sumed his profession. Besides being a member of the bar, he 
was a partner of his brother-in-law, John Lyon, at Pennsylvania 
Furnace. He was nominated by the Federalists for Congress 
in 1813, but defeated. He was elected the first president of 
the old Harrisburg Bank, and was burgess of the borough at 
his death. He was a polite, urbane man, of slight frame and 
precise address ; Mr. Wallace had previously married, in 1803, 
Rachel Forrest, daughter of Dr. Andrew Forrest, of Harrisburg, 
who died at Erie, in 1 801. Eleanor Maclay and William Wal- 
lace had issue (surname Wallace) : 

Maclay of Lurgan. 867 

26. i. Mary-Elizaheth, b. May 7, 1807 ; m. Eev. William R. De- 

Witt, D. D. 
a. Willicwi Maclay, b. August 15, 1808; d. June 26, 1877, at 
Erie : unm. ; a physician of prominence. 

27. in. Tiev. Benjamin- John, b, June 10, 1810; m. Sarali Cochran. 

28. ic. It win -Mad ay, b. October 10, 1813; m. Elizabeth Reed. 

XVIIL Esther Harris Maclay, s (William, ^ Charles, ^ 
John, 2 Charles, 1) b. September 19, 1778, in Sunbury, Pa.; d. 
September 6, 1819. in Harrisburg, Penn'a; m., April 26, 1800, 
by Eev. Mr. Snowclen, Henry Hall, b. October 18, 1775, in 
Cecil county, Md. ; d. May 25, 1808, in Harrisburg. Penn'a ; 
son of Elihu Hall and Catharine Orrick. His ancestor, Eichard 
Hall, of Mount Welcome, was one of the earliest settlers at the 
Head of the Elk. Henry studied medicine, and located at 
Harrisburg, Penn'a, in 1794, where, as was usual with early 
physicians, he kept an "apothecary -shop." He was quite a 
successful practitioner, but died early. They had issue (sur- 
name Hall) : 

29. i. William-Maday, b. February 16, 1801 ; m. Ellen Campbell 

a. Mary-Elizaheth, b. April 21, 1802; d. 1884; m. George 
Washington Harris. 

30. Hi. Catharine-Julia, b. August 14, 1804; m. Garrick Mallery. 
iv. Henrietta, b. 1807; d. s. p. 

XIX. Sallie Maclay, 5 (William,^ Charles, ^ John,^ 
Charles,^) b. January 5, 1781 ; m., March 10, 1804, by Eev. 
N. Snowden, Major John Irwin, d. November 16, 1832, at 
Long Hollow, Mifflin county, Penn'a. They had issue (sur- 
name Irwin) : 

i. Mary-Maday, m., first, Edmund Burke Patterson ; sec- 
ondly, Richard Bryson. 

ii. Henrietta, m. Samuel Purviance, and had issue (surname 
Purviance), Sarah, Mary, Howard, John, and Ann. 

Hi. Jane; m. Robert McClelland, and had issue (surname Mc- 
Clelland), Sarah, Mary, and Howard. 

iv. George; m. Ann Bryson, and had Hoivard. 
V. William-Maday ; d. at Lewistown ; m. Mary Edmeston, 
and had Henrietta. 

vi. Ellen; m. Dr. Caleb Brinton, of West Chester, and had 

368 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

issue (surname Brinton), Sarah, Mary., Caleb., Dr. Wil- 
liam and George. 

vii. Ann; m. Worrall, and had issue (surname Worrall), 

Charles and John. 

XX. JeanMaclay,5 (William, 4 Charles, ^ John, 2 Charles, ^) 
b. 1782 ; d. April 30, 1809 ; m. April 28, 1808, by Eev. Mr- 
Sharon, John Lyon. They had issue (surname Lyon") : 

i. William-Maday , b. April 30, 1809, (see Lyon record). 

XXI. William Plunket Maclay,^ (Samuel, ^ Charles,^ 
Jolin,2 Charles,!) b. August 23, 1774, in Buffalo Valley; d. 
September 2, 1842, in Milroy, Mifflin county. Penn'a. In the 
year 1808, he was appointed by Governor S. Sn3"der Prothono- 
tary of Mifflin county, which office he held until elected to 
Congress in 1814, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the resigna- 
tion of Thomas Burnside, appointed judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, Mr. Mac! ay was subsequently elected to Congress 
for two full terms, 1816 and 1818 ; he was a member of the 
constitutional convention of 1837-8, and declined signing the 
document framed at that time, on account of its prohibition of 
the colored vote. He was twice married; m., first, December, 
1802, Sallie Brown, daughter of Judge William Brown, of 
Mifflin county; d. January 2, 1810, aged twenty-six years. 
They had issue : 

i. Dr. Samuel,}). October 5,1803; m. Margaret Baxter; d. 
July 3, 1863; m., secondly, Nov. 22, 1864, Mrs. Harriet 
Gwin (nee Patton), and had issue: 

1. Sallie-Brown, b. September 7, 1865. 

2. Nannie- Patton, b. May 7, 1867; d. December 1, 


3. Ellen-Margaret, b. August 20, 1868. 

a. William-Brown, b. April 5, 1805; d. March 29,1853; m. 

Eleanor Lashells, and had issue : 

1. Sarah-Jane, d. s, p. 

2. Mary-Brown, d. s. p. 

3. Elizabeth. 

4. Balph, h.l8S6; d. January, 1866; captain in 49th 

regt., Penn'a vols. 

5. Isabella-Plunket, m. A. A. McDonald, of Cov- 

ington, Virginia. 

6. Ellen, a. 1861. 

Hi. Charles-John, b. January 12, 1 807 ; d. December, 1828 ; unra. 

Maclay of Lurgan. 369 

William Plunket Maclay m., secondly, in 1812, Jane 
Holmes, of Carlisle. They had issue : 

iv. Holmes, b. 1818 ; was a member of Pennsylvania Legisla- 
ture in 1864; m. Isabella Plunket Richardson, and had 
issue: Mary-Holmes, WilUam-Plunket and Ella Rich- 

V. David, born 1819; was a member of the Pennsylvania Sen- 
ate, 1872 to 1875; m. in 1846, Elizabeth Richardson, and 
had issue : 

1. Jane- Holmes; m. S. Clever; reside in Dakota. 

2. Mary-Porter ; m. Daniel Curll, of Clarion, Pa, 

3. TFiZ^mm-PZMnto; resides in Montana. 

4. Margaret ; resides in Montana. 

5. Elizabeth', m. and resides in Dakota. 

6. Samuel, of Montana. 

7. fSa?Zie-i3ro?«n, of Clarion, Pa. 

8. David, of Montana. 

9. JJarHe(-Paif on, of Clarion, Pa. 
10. Anna, of Clarion, Pa. 

vi. Eobert-Plunket, b. 1821 ; d. April 20, 1881 ; m. Martha Barr, 
and had issue : 

1. William- B arr ; resides in Mifflin county. Pa. 

2. Jennie-Landrum ; resides in Mifflin county, Pa. 
vii. Joseph-Henderson, b. 1824 ; was a member of the Legisla- 
ture from 1878 to 1882; m. his cousin, Mary Maclay, 
daughter of Robert P. Maclay, deceased, having issue, 

XXII. John Maclay, ^ (SamueM Charles, 3 John, 3 
Charles,!) b. 1789; d. June 25, 1855; m. February 11, 1812, 
Annie Dale, sister of Hon. James Hale, of Union county, 
Penn'a. They had issue : 

i. Samuel; d. in Buffalo valley. 
a. diaries; d. in Illinois. 
Hi. William-PlunJcet ; d. s. p. 

iv. Elizabeth ; m., first, Armstrong ; secondly, Dr. Alex- 
ander, and had issue. 
V. Anne; d. July 6, 1835. 

XXIII. Samuel Maclay, ^ (Samuel, ^ Charles, ^ John, 3 
Charles,!) b, 1792 ; d. February 17, 1836 ; m., first, Margaret 
Johnston, daughter of Eev. James Johnston. They had issue : 

i. Dr. Samuel, h. 1814; d. 1851, in Cincinnati, O. 
a. James- Johnston, h. 1815; d. 1848, unm,, in Cincinnati, O. 
Hi. William-John ; d. in infancy. 

870 Pennsylvania Genealoqies. 

Mr. Macla}^ m., secondly, Elizabeth Johnston, sister of 
his first wife. They had issue : 

ii\ Bolert-Plimliet \ b. 1818; graduated at West Point; ap- 
pointed brevet second lieutenant, 6th infantry, Jnlyl, 
1840; second lieutenant, 8tli infantry, October 1, 1840; 
first lieutenant, December 31, 1845 ; captain, January 22, 
1849 ; resigned, December 31, 1860 ; resides in Waterloo, 
V. Charles, m. Miss Cox, of Franklin county, Pa., and had 
issue : / )>t <ru.vCC«u (Rxd 

^ Elizabeth; widow, residing in Washington city ; 

m. M. H.' Candee. 
'^. Nora, d. May, 1885. 
vi. David; studied medicine in Missouri. 
vii. John; d. in North Carolina, during the war. 
via. Margaret; m. Mr. Briscoe, and had issue (surname Bris- 
coe), Bessie, Fannie and Samuel-Maclay. 
ix. Elizabeth; d. in 1884, in Galesburgh, 111. 
X. Jane; a widow, at St. Mary's Indian school, Minnesota; 
m. Mr. Johnston. 

XXIV. RoBEKT Plunket Maclay,s (Samuel, 4 Charles, ^ 
John, 2 Charles,^) b. April 19, 1799, in Buffalo valley, now 
Union county, Penn'a; d. August 16, 1884, in Kishacoquillas 
valley, Brown township, Mifflin county, Penn'a. His father 
died when the son was in his twelfth year. The latter was 
sent, however, to an academy at Bedford, Pa., where he pur- 
sued a course of study for sometime, and then returned to his 
mother's home, in Buffalo valley. In 1833, he was elected to 
the Legislature from Union county, and served one term ; and 
January 6, 1836, he was appointed by Gov. Eitner prothono- 
tary of Union county, serving until 1839, when he entered the 
Senate of Pennsylvania, serving until 1843. In 1844, Mr. 
Maclay removed to Clarion county, and was afterwards ap- 
pointed associate judge of that county by Gov. Johnston. In 
1854, he went to Missouri where he remained about three 
yeai's engaged in the construction of the Iron Mountain rail- 
road. In 1857, he returned to Clarion county, and in 1864, 
after the decease of his brother-in-law. Dr. Joseph Henderson, 
he went to reside in Kishacoquillas valley, with his sons and 
grandsons, where he remained until his death. Judge Maclay 

Maclay of Lurgan. 871 

was a very tall, well-proportioned man, with an intellectual cast 
of countenance, a nobly shaped head, of commanding- presence, 
standing straight as an arrow, he always attracted attention, 
while his amiable and genial .disposition and social qualities 
endeared him to his many friends. He had wonderful conver- 
sational powers, a great memory, well stored with the tradition- 
ary history of oar State and anecdotes of its prominent citizens 
and politicians. His last visit of any consequence from home 
was on the occasion of the reunion of the surviving members 
of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1875, when he and his old 
friend, John Williamson, of Huntingdon, emerged from their 
retirement to delight their admiring juniors for a while with 
their old-time tales, repartee^ and humor. Judge Maclay was 
a firm believer in revelation, and had great veneration, as he 
himself said, "For the plan of salvation as given in the four 
Gospels; magnificently beautiful in its simplicity." At the 
foot of Chestnut mountain, with company and associations that 
suited him, dispensing a liberal hospitality, enjoying good 
health until the spring of 1884, the Judge passed a serene old 
age, and died sincerely regretted by all who ever had the pleas- 
ure of his acquaintance. Mr. Maclay m.. May 6, 1825, by 
Eev. John Dreisbach, Margaret C. Lashells, b. about 1801 ; 
d. May 6, 1845, a neiceof John Lashells, Esq., a noted lawyer 
of New Berlin, Pa., and daughter of Kalph Lashells, of Gettys- 
burg, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Samuel- R. 
a. Charles. 
Hi. George, 
iv. Wilhan^-Plunket. 

V. Mary. 

XXV. John Maclay," (William, ^ John,'^ Charles, ^ Jolin,^ 
Charles, 1) b. December 1, 1792, in Lurgan township, Franklin 
county, Penn'a; d. April 22, 1854, in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. 
Maclay was twice married ; m., first, May 6, 1819, Jane Find- 
LAY, of Chambersburg ; d. April 27, 1827 ; daughter of Col. 
John Findlay. They had issue : 

872 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

31. %. WiUiam-Irwin, b. March 27, 1820; m. Sarah Stackhouse. 
ii. John-Findlay, b. February 18, 1822 ; d. December 13, 1822. 
in. [A son,] b. September 24, 1823 ; d. September 30, 1823. 
iv. Nancy- Jane, b. March 12, 1825; d. May 27, 1827. 

Mr. Maclay m. secondly, September 18, 1832, Anna Maria 
Gleim, of Pittsburgh ; d. October 18, 1868 ; daughter of Chris- 
tian Gleim. They had issue : 

V. Annie-Maria, b. January 1, 1834; m. Fisk Gore. 
vi. John-King, b. June 29, 1835; d. September 4, 1836. 
vii. Martha-Gleim, b. December 18, 1836; d. May 21, 1854. 
via. James-Brown, b. November 7, 1838. 
ix. John- Gleim, b. July 10, 1840. 

X. Cyrus-Culhertson, b. September 7, 1842; m. Laura Miller. 
xi. Edgar-Gleim, b. August 26. 1844; m. Blanche Murphy. 
xii. Charles-Gleirn, b. September 2, 1846 ; d. May, 1847. 
xiii. J£llen-Brown, b. July 11, 1849; d. August 28, 1849. 

XXVI. Mary Elizabeth Wallace, *5 (Eleanor, s William, ^ 
Charles,3 John, ^ Charles, i) b. May 7, 1807; d. 1881, at Harris- 
burg, Penn'a; nj. March 15, 1825, by Pev. Dr. Duffield, Rev. 
William Padcliffe DeWitt, b. February 25, 1792, at Paul- 
ding's Manor, Dutchess county, N. Y. ; d. December 23, 1867, 
at Harrisburg, Penn'a; son of John DeWitt and Katharine 
Yan Yliet. His ancestors were among the iirst immigrants 
from Holland to New Netherlands, in 1623. His early years 
were spent in commercial pursuits, but, about 1810, he turned 
his attention to the sacred ministry. He studied with Dr. 
Alexander Proudfit, of Salem, IST. Y., and entered Washington 
Academy. The war of 1812 interrupting his studies, he vol- 
unteered in the regiment of Colonel Rice, and was in service 
at Lake Champlain at the time of McDonough's victory, Sep- 
tember 11, 1814. After the close of the war, in 1815, he en- 
tered Nassua Hall, Princeton, as a sophomore, but subsequently 
entered the senior class of Union College, Schenectady, where 
he graduated with distinction, completing his theological studies 
under Rev. Dr. John M. Mason, of New York. He was licensed 
to preach by the Presbytery of New York, April 23, 1818. In 
the fall of that year, he went to Harrisburg by invitation, and 
was called to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church, Octo- 
'tober 5, 1818. He was received by the Presbytery of Carlisle, 

Maclay of Lurgan. 373 

April 13, 1819, but not ordained until the 26th of October, of 
that year. Dr. DeWitt received the degree of A. M. in course 
from Union College, and, in 1838, the University of Pennsyl- 
vania conferred on him the title of Doctor of Divinity. From 
1854 to 1860, he held the office of State Librarian, appointed by 
Governors Bigler and Pollock. In 1854, he felt the necessity 
of taking a colleague — Eev. T. H. Robinson, D. D., the recent 
minister. Dr. DeWitt was twice married, his first wife being 
Julia A. Woodhull, daughter of Pev. Nathan WoodhuU, of 
Newton, L. I. During a ministry of nearly fifty years in Har- 
risburg. Dr. DeWitt enjoyed the confidence of all his ministe- 
rial brethren. In the community, he was greatly appreciated 
and respected by all classes. As a theologian, he had few 
equals in the ministry, and, although firm and decided in his 
views, he was liberal and catholic in spirit. His published 
writings were limited to twelve or thirteen pamphlets, the most 
popular of which was a small volume entitled " Her Price 
above Rubies." He preached many powerful discourses, a 
volume of which should certainly be preserved in permanent 
form. They had issue (surname DeWitt) : 

i. William-Eadclijfe, b. December 5, 1826; was educated 
under tlie direction of his father and the Rev. Benjamin 
J. Wallace, both men of rare scholarly attainments; 
Princeton College conferred upon him the degree of A. 
M., and, in 1852, he graduated in medicine at Philadelphia; 
appointed assistant physician of the State Lunatic Hos- 
pital at Harrisburg, and, wliile serving in this capacity, 
visited, in 1855, the various hospitals of England, France, 
Germany, and Belgium; in 1859, resigned, having been 
appointed by the President physician and surgeon in the 
United States Hospital at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands ; 
in 1862, returned to this country, and was appointed an 
acting assistant surgeon at the Georgetown College Hos- 
pital ; in 1864, commissioned by President Lincoln sur- 
geon-in-chief, First division, Fifth corps of the army of 
tlie Potomac, serving until the close of the war for the 
Union ; in November, 1867, mustered out of service; re- 
sumed the practice of his profession in Harrisburg sev- 
eral years ; afterwards, on account of his health, removing 
to Florida, near Palatka, where he resides; he married, 
November 4, 1865, at York, Peiin'a., Susan E. Spangler,* 

374 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

(see Hamilton record,) and they had issue (surname 
DeWitt :) 

1. WilUam-Eaddife, h. November 22, 1867. 

2. John- Hamilton, h. June 14, 1870; d. December 

15, 1871. 

ii. Julia, b. November 5, 1828 ; resides at Carlisle, Penn'a. 

Hi. Eleanor-Wallace, b. August 21, 1830 ; d. in infancy. 

iv. Mate-Van FZiet, b. May21, 1833 ; m., October 3, 1861, George 
Edw^ards Sterry, of New York City, and had issue (sur- 
name Sterry :) 

1. William-DeWitt,\). July 7,1862. 

2. George-Edwards, h. March 14, 1864. 

3. John DeWitt, b. November 25, 1865. 

4. Edward- Augustus, b. June, 1867 ; d. March, 1868. 

5. James-Weaver, b. December 24, 1869. 

6. Wallace-Maclay , b. December 25, 1872. 

7. Thomas-Hunt, b. September 6, 1875. 
V. Wallace, (first,) b. July 21, 1835: d. young. 

vi. Wallace, b. August 19, 1837 ; graduated at College of New 
Jersey in 1857 ; an attorney-at-law, Harrisburg, Pa.; m., 
September 10, 1885, Louisa Bliss, daughter of John H. 
Bliss, of Erie, Penn'a. 
vii. Calvin, h. May 26, 1840 ; graduated at College of New Jer- 
sey, 1860; commissioned October 24, 1861, captain in 
Forty-ninth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers infantry, 
army of Potomac ; resigned January 18, 1863 ; studied 
medicine, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College, 
Philadelphia, March, 1866 ; appointed first lieutenant and 
assistant surgeon United States army. May 14, 1867 ; cap- 
tain. May 14, 1870; promoted to major and surgeon 
United States army, July 21, 1885; m., April 26, 1877, 
Josephine Lesesne. daughter of John F. Lesesne, M. D., 
of Georgetown, South Carolina ; and had issue (surname 

1. Wallace, b. June 1, 1878. 

2. Lesesne, h. January 9, 1880. 

3. Mary-Wallace, b. February 15, 1884. 

via. Jo/m, b. October 10, 1842; graduated at College of New 
Jersey, 1861 ; studied theology at Princeton and Union 
Theological Seminaries of Presbyterian churcli ; ordained 
June, 1865; pastor at Irvington, N. Y., 1865-69; pastor 
Central church, Boston, 1869-76; pastor Tenth Presby- 
terian church, Philadelphia, 1876-1882; professor of 
Church History Lane Theological Seminary, 1882 ; re- 
ceived degree of D. D., from the College of New Jersey 

Maclay of Lurgan. 375 

1877; published "Sermons on Christian Life," 1885; m., 
August 20, 1874, Laura Aubrey Beaver, daugliter of 
Thomas Beaver, of Danville, Pa. 
ix. Mary, b. November 25, 1846 ; d. April 8, 1870. 

XXVII. Benjamiist John Wallace,'' (Eleanor, s Wil- 
liam, ^ Charles, 3 John,^ Charles/) b. August 10, 1810, at Har- 
risburg, Pa,; d. July 25, 1862, at Philadelphia. His father 
dying when he was only six years of age, he was left to the 
care of an amiable and excellent mother, whose early training 
fitted him for the position he occupied with so much success 
in his maturity. When of suitable age he became a pupil of 
the Harrisburg Academy, that institution being in charge of 
the ablest instructors. The culture he received at this school 
fitted him for admission to the United States Military Academy, 
at West Point, to which he was appointed, where he was 
rapidly gaining a foremost place, when his heart convinced him 
that a higher vocation was to be his calling. He left West 
Point, was prepared for Princeton College and tlie ministry of 
the Presbyterian Church, under the care of Pev. John Hutch- 
inson, of Mifflintown, a former tutor in the Harrisburg Academy. 
After graduating with high honor he was licensed to preach, 
and was called at once to a western charge. The degree of 
Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by his alma mater. 
His elegance as a writer and eloquence as a speaker soon 
brought him into great prominence in his denomination and in 
all religious circles, so that when the Presbyterian Quarterly^ 
the organ of the "New School," was projected, he was at once 
selected as its editor. His brilliance of style gave character to 
this publication, and as long as he lived it was a prosperous 
and popular publication. Mr. Wallace was pastor of churches 
in Pittsburgh, York, and at other points, president and professor 
of Delaware College, at Newark, in that State. Unfortunately 
for his fame as an author, his literary productions are scattered 
throughout the ephemeral publications of his time. It need 
not be repeated that both as speaker and writer he was cap- 
tivating and graceful, of fine stature and polished address, in 
society one of the most entertaining of a long roll of able men, 
whose cultivated minds directed the thouorhts of the generation 

376 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

of which lie was so distinguished an ornament. Dr. Wallace 
m., at Pittsburgh, November 5, 1832, Sarah Cochran, daughter 
of George Cochran, b. 1812 ; d. 1869, in Pittsburgh, Pa. They 
had issue (surname Wallace) : 

i. Ernest-Cochran ; m. Emma Deibl ; no issue. 
ii. Inioin-Maclay ; d. at Pittsburgh ; was a lieutenant, United 

States army. 
in. Ellen; m. Preston Porster; no issue. 
iv. Mary ; d. s. p. 
V. Florence; m. Hugli Hamilton, M. D., of Harrisburg, (see 

Hamilton record.) 
vi. Alfred- Cochr an ; d. s. p. 
vii. Bar ah- Cochr an ; d. s. p. 

viii. Marion; m. Eev. John K. McKallip, of fJellaire, Ohio. 
ix. Arthur - Harris ; d. s. p. 

XXYIII. Irwik Maclay Wallace^, (Eleanor^, Wil- 
liam^, Charles^, John^, Charles\) b. October 10, 1813; m. 
Elizabeth Eeed, of Erie. Tliej had issue : 

i. William- Maclay. 
ii. Mary; d. s. p. 

Hi. Eleanor; m. Lieutenant Samuel K. Allen, United States 
Navy, grandson of Colonel Ethan Allen of the Revolu- 
iv. Bobert-Reed. 
V. Lillie. 
vi. Jennie ; d. s. p. 

XXIX. William Maclay Hall«, (Esther^ William^, 
Charles^, John^, Charles,^) b. February 16, 1801, in Harris- 
burg, Penri'a. ; d. August 28, 1851, in Bedford, Penn'a., VN^here 
he was interred, but, in 1878,' his remains removed to the cem- 
etery at Harrisburg, Penn'a He was educated at the Harris- 
burg Academy and Princeton College; studied law with Fran- 
cis R Shuuk, and admitted to the Dauphin county bar at the 
April term, 1822. He began the practice of law at Lewistown, 
and became one of the most brilliant advocates in the Juniata 
valley. Subsequently, imbued with the conviction that it was 
his duty to enter the ministry, he abandoned the law, studied 
theology at the Allegheny Seminary, and was licensed to preach 
by the Pittsburgh Presbytery. He was stationed at Milroy, 
Mifflin county. Pa,, but, owing to partial failure of health, was 

Maclay of Lurgan. 377 

appointed agent of the American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions at Philadelphia. At this period he was con- 
nected with the New School Assembly, but afterwards trans- 
ferred his relations to the Old School, and joined the Presby- 
terj" of Carlisle. After acting some years as agent of the Gen- 
eral Assembly Board of Foreign Missions, he accepted a call 
to the Presbyterian church at Bedford, Pa., where he labored 
until declining health compelled him to relinquish his charge. 
The Eev. Mr. Hall married Ellen Campbell Williams, 
daughter of Benjamin Williams, and neice of Rev. Joshua 
Williams, of Centre county, Pa. ; d. January 23, 1878, at Har 
risburg. Pa. They had issue (surname Hall) : 

i. Henry -Williams^ b. December 12, 1826, at Lewistown.Pa.; 
d. s. p. 

32. ii. William-Maclay ^ b. November 3, 1828; m. Ellen Rowan 


33. Hi. 6reo7'(/e-i>M^eZc^, b. February 19,1831 ; m., first, Louisa Mil- 

ler; secondly, Lucretia Allen. 

34. iv. jLoms- TFtHiam."?, b. July 4, 1833 ; m, Eliza Warford. 

»;. Catharine-Julia., b. November 10, 1835, at Perryville, Pa. ; 
m., October, 1857, Nathaniel Breading Hogg, b. 1818, in 
Uniontown. Pa.; son of George H. Hogg, and through 
his mother, a grandson of Rev. Dr. Ewing ; he graduated 
at Kenyou College, and read law with his uncle, Judge 
Ewing, at Uniontown, Pa.; settled at Newark, O., where 
he managed for several years the stores and farms be- 
longing to his father's estate ; is a partner in the foundry 
of Totten & Co. ; resides in Allegheny City, Penn'a. 

vi. Mary, b. March 7, 1838, at Philadelphia, Penn'a ; m, Fran- 
cis Jordan, b. February 5, 1820, in Bedford county. 
Pa. ; he was educated at Augusta College, Kentucky, and 
at Franklin and Marshall College, Pa.; studied law ; was 
admitted to the Bedford county bar, soon after appointed 
district attorney, and subsequently elected to the same 
position ; in 1855 was elected to the State Senate ; was 
appointed by President Lincoln paymaster in the army, 
which, at the close of two and a half years of active ser- 
vice, he resigned ; under Gov. Geary he held the office of 
Secretary of the Commonwealth, and in 1882 filled the 
same position for a brief period ; resides at Harrisburg 
in the active practice of his profession. 

vii. Ellen, b. January 30, 1846, in Bedford, Pa.; m., April, 1872, 
James Heron Crosman ; and had issue (surname Cros- 

378 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. James-Herron. 

2. Mary-Hall. 

3. Louis-Hall. 

4. George-Hampden. 

5. Maclay-Hall. 

XXX. Catharine Julia H^^ll,'' (Esther, ^ William, * 
Charles, 2 John,^ Charles,^) b. August 14, 1804, in Harrisburg, 
Pa.; d. July 17, 1832, at Reading, Penn'a; m., June 30, 1830, 
Garrick Mallery, b. April 17, 1784, in Middlebury, Conn.; 
d. Jul}^ 6, 1866, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was of unmixed 
English descent ; being in direct male line from Peter Mallery, 
who arrived in Boston in 1638, and went to New Haven set- 
tlements with Rev. Theophilus Eaton's compan}', March 7, 
1644. Through his mother, Hannah Minor, he was in direct 
male line from Thomas Minor, who came to Pequot with John 
Winthrop's company and settled there in 1646. Several of 
his ancestors were military oflEicers in the colonial service, and 
in the Revolutionary war. Garrick Mallery graduated at Yale 
College in 1808, and after a term at Litchfield Law School went 
to Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; the same year read law with Judge 
Wells, and was admitted to the bar in 1811. He served in the 
Penn'a House of Representatives from 1827 to 1830, in which 
he was distinguished for promoting the internal-improvement 
system of the State. Li 1831 he was appointed president judge 
of the Thii'd Judicial District, composed of the counties of 
Berks, Northampton, and Lehigh. He resigned his commission 
in 1836 ; removed to the city of Philadelphia, where he prac- 
ticed law until his death, for several years before that time 
being master in chancery of the Supreme Court. In 1840 he 
received the degree of LL. D. from Lafayette College. Judge 
Mallery was thrice married ; m., first, in 1811, Sylvina Pierce 
Butler, daughter of Col. John Butler, of Wilkes-Barrd ; secondly, 
Catharine Julia Hall ; thirdly, in 1838, Jeanette Otto, daughter 
of Dr. John C. Otto, of Philadelphia. By the first wife there 
were five children and by his third wife four children ; by the 
second wife, Catharine Julia Hall, there was issue (surname 
Mallery) : 

i. Grarricfc, b. April 23, 1831, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; was edu- 

Maclay of Lurgan, 379 

cated at the preparatory department of the University of 
Pennsylvania, and graduated at Yale College in 1850 ; in 
1853 received the degree of LL. B. from tlie University 
of Pennsylvania, and tlie same year admitted to the bar 
of Philadelphia, where he practiced law and engaged in 
literary pursuits until the war of the Rebellion, when 
he entered the service ; rose to the rank of lieutenant 
colonel, and brevet colonel ; on the re-organization of 
the regular army he was appointed captain first infanti'y ; 
was twice severely wounded, and received twice brevets 
for gallantry in action ; in the reconstruction period in 
1869 and 1870, being on military duty in Virginia as 
judge advocate on the stqff of the commanding general, 
he was also Secretary of State, and adjutant general 
with the rank of brigadier general ; in 1870 was placed on 
duty with the chief signal officer of the army at Washing- 
ton, remaining in that office until 1877, when he was or- 
dered to report to the Secretary of the Interior for duty 
connected with the ethnology of the North America In- 
dians, in which work he lias since been engaged; has 
edited several works issued officially by the Government. 
Mr, Mallery m., April 14, 1870, in Richmond, Va., Helen 
Marian Wyckoff, daughter of Rev. A. Y. Wyckoff, of 
New Brunswick, N. Y. 

XXXI. William Irwin Maclay,'^ (Johii,^ William, ^ 
John, 4 Charles,* John, 2 Charles, i ) b. March 27, 1820 ; d. June 
20, 1825; m., November 16, 1841, at Pittsburgh, Penn'a, 
Sarah H. Stackhouse. They had issue : 

i. Jane-Anne^ b. August 16, 1842, in Pittsburgh; m. John S. 
Tittle; resides at Johnstown, Pa., and had issue (sur- 
name Tittle) : 

1. EUzabeth-Findlay, b. March 3, 1864. 

2. William-Maday, b. November 19, 1867 ; d. May 

8, 1885. 

n. Emma-S., b. November 11, 1845, in Pittsburgh, Pa.; m., 

November 29, 1877, William H. Bynon, of Tipton, Mo. 
Hi. Ellen-Maday , b. October 18, 1847, in Johnstown, Pa.; m., 

first, December 23, 1870, George Fritz; d. August 5,1873; 

m., secondly, December 8, 1880, Robert Murphy. 
w. William- Stackhouse ^ b. December 13, 1849, in Johnstown, 

Pa.; d. September 30, 1853. 
V. Elizaheth-Findlay , b. February 17, 1852; d. August 31, 

vi. Mary-Torrence, b. December 15, 1854; d. May 25, 1860. 

380 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XXX [I. William Maclay Hall,'' (William-MaclayS 
[Hall,] Estber,5 William,^ Cliarles,^ John,^ Charles,i)b. No- 
vember 3, 1828, in Lewistown, Pa. He received a thorough 
preparatory education, and graduated from Marshall College, 
Gettysburg, in 1846, being the valedictorian of his class. He 
read law with AVilliam Lyon, of Bedford, and was admitted to 
the bar in August, 1849. Began practice at Bedford, and soon 
achieved honorable distinction in his profession. In January, 
1865, he was appointed by President Lincoln judge advocate 
with the rank of major, and served one year. Li 1868 he 
served on a commission to revise the statutes of the State of 
Pennsylvania, with Judge Derrickson and Wayne MacVeagh. 
Upon the death of Judge King in January, 1871, Gov. Geary 
appointed him president judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Dis- 
trict, then comprising the counties of Bedford, Somerset, Frank- 
lin, and Fulton, and at the October election elected to the same 
position for the term of ten years. After declining a re-nomi- 
nation. Judge Hall quitted the bench on the 1st of January, 
1882, the judicial term having been extended one month by 
the Constitution of 1874. Throughout the entire term of 
Judge Hall, the business of the district was great, and an un- 
usually large number of cases of importance was adjudicated. 
During his administration very few reversals of his decisions 
were made by the Supreme Court. Since leaving the bench he 
has not been actively engaged in his profession. He resides 
near the borough of Bedford, Pa. Judge Hall m., September 
9, 1859, by Eev. J. H. Symonds, Ellen Eowan Ceamer, of 
Cumberland, Md., b. January 4, 1849. They had issue (sur- 
name Hall) : 

i. Catharine- Julia, b. February 12, 1862. 
ii. William- Maclay, b. September b, 1864. 
iii. Qeorge-Louis, b. February 25, 1867. 
iv. John- Cramer, (twin,) b. February 25, 1867; d. September 

19, 1867, at Cumberlaud, Md. 
V. Eniilij-Rowan, b. October 15, 1870. 
vi. Nathaniel-Breading, b. August 25, 1872 ; d. July 28, 1883, in 

Bedford, Pa. 
vii. Eleanor-Maclay , b. August 4, 1874. 
via. Richard-Cecil, b. May 27, 1882. 

Maclay of Lurgan. . 381 

XXXIII. GrEORGE DuFFiELD Hall,'^ (William-Maclaj*' 
[Hall,] Esther, 5 William, ^ Charles, ^ John, 2 Charles,!) b. Feb- 
ruary 19, 1831, at Lewistown, Pa.; d. December 6, 1883, at 
St. Louis, Mo. He graduated in 1849 at Marshall College, 
Mercersburg, Pa. Began the study of law, but afterwards 
entered the banking house of William Eussell, at Lewistown. 
In 1852, went to Pittsburgli as a clerk in the firm of Lyon, 
Shorb & Co., iron manufacturers; from thence, in 1854, to St. 
Louis, where he took charge of the branch store of the Sligo 
Iron Company, which he managed with great energy and suc- 
cess. About I860, lie became part owner, and afterwards sole 
owner. He was very hospitable and generous, of fine belles- 
lettres attainments, and of great conversational powers ; an 
active member of the Presbyterian Church, with high character 
and standing in tbe community for integrity and honor. He 
left twenty-five thousand dollars to the different boards and 
benevolent enterprises of the Presbyterian Church, and about 
the same sum in legacies to bis aunts and sisters, with an estate 
of about half a million of dollars to his children. Mr. Hall 
was twice married; m., first, Louisa Miller; no issue: m.. 
secondly, Lucretia Allen". They had issue (surname Hall) : 

i. Allen. 

a. Louis-Maday. 

in. Mabel. 

w. George-Duffield. 

XXXIY. Louis Williams Hall,'' (William-Maclay" 
[Hall,] Esther, 5 William, ^ Charles, ^ John,^ Charles, 1) b. July 
4, 1833, at Allegheny, Pa. He received a good education ; 
studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1854. He was 
soon after appointed solicitor for the Pennsylvania Kailroad 
company at Altoona. That road was just opened over the 
Allegheny mountains, and Altoona was the location of the 
chief offices of the transportation of the company. Herman J. 
Lombaert was general superintendent with all the powers of 
the now general manager. The office of the chief engineer was 
also at that point, and the location was being made there for 
the principal shops of the company. It being the headquarters 

882 ^ Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

of these offices, the position of solicitor there was an important 
and delicate one, and the attorney had many questions before 
him of immense importance to the company and its interests. 
Mr. Hall's practice soon became large and lucrative, not only 
in Blair, but the contiguous counties. In 1859, when little 
more than eligible, he was elected to the State Senate as the 
Republican candidate from the strong Democratic district of 
Cambria, Blair, and Clearfield counties. He was appointed 
chairman of the Judiciarj^ Committee on his first advent in the 
Senate, of a body composed of such legal minds as Penny, of 
Allegheny ; Clymer, of Berks ; Ketchum, of Luzerne ; Welsh, 
of York ; Palmer, of Schuylkill ; Finney, of Crawford ; Mc- 
Clure, of Franklin, and others prominent in the profession of 
the State. The war of the Rebellion breaking out. Gov. Cur- 
tin called an extra session of the Assembly in April, 1861, 
when Mr. Hall was chosen speaker of the Senate. It was at 
that extra session that the famous Three-million-dollar-loan 
bill t<D arm the State, and other important war measures were 
passed. Mr. Hall was again chosen speaker at the beginning 
of the regular session in January, 1862. He was elected for 
a new term, and for another district, in which Blair county was 
placed in October, 1864, running largely ahead of his ticket. 
He was again chosen speaker of the Senate at the end of the 
session of 1866, and also at the commencement of the regular 
session of 1867, having been chosen three times presiding offi- 
cer of that body, an honor never before accorded to any one. 
At the close of his term he declined a re-nomination, and since 
then has devoted himself exclusively to the practice of his pro- 
fession. Having been appointed solicitor and counsel of the 
Pennsylvania railroad, at Harrisburg, on the 1st of October, 
1868, he took up his residence in that city. To-day he occu- 
pies the same position, being connected with them for over 
thirty years. He is yet in the prime of life, being about fifty 
years of age, and has probably been connected with as many 
matters of importance in his profession as any man of his age. 
Among the numerous leading cases in the courts he has argued 
within the last few years may be mentioned those of the " Com- 

Maclay of Lurgan. 883 

monwealth vs. Credit Mobilier of America," twice tried before 
Judge Pearson and twice in the Supreme Court ; " Common- 
wealth vs. George O. Evans," the claim of the State for a very 
large amount ; Mr. Evans being defended by Mr. Hall and 
the late Judge Black ; " The Commonwealth vs. Pennsylvania 
Canal company," being an attempt of the State by statute to 
compel the canal company to alter their dams, feeders, and 
works, without compensation, so as to allow the passage of fish, 
the case involved probably half a million of dollars, and was 
decided by the Supreme Court in favor of the canal company ; 
"James Freeland vs. Pennsylvania Eailroad company," an at- 
tempt to hold the company responsible for consequential dama- 
ges caused by the raising the great Clark's Ferry dam; decided 
by the Supreme Court in favor of the railroad company. Col. 
Hall m., November 26, 1867, Eliza Warfoed. They had 
issue (surname Hall) : 

i. Eliza ; d. s. p. 

a. Ellen, b. November 19, 1869. 
Hi. Mary-Grace., b. November 4, 1871. 
iv. Louis- Williams, b. December 2, 1873. 

V. Francis- Jordan, b. April 1, 1878. 

384 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Mccormick family 

1. One of the signers of "the humble address of the Gov- 
ernor, officers, clergy, and other gentlemen in the city and gar- 
rison of Londonderry," to William and Mary, of the date of 
July 29, 1689, shortly after the famous siege of that noted 
strono-hold of Protestantism, was James McCormick^ Fur- 
ther than that we have little knowledge of him, save that he 
was the ancestor of the family of whom we have this record. 
Among other children he had issue : 

2. i. Hugh, b. about 1695 ; m., and had issue. 

3. u. ,T/iomos, b. 1702 ; m. Elizabeth Carruth. 

■-. II. Hugh McCormick,^ (James, i) b. about 1695, in the 
Province of Ulster, Ireland ; emigrated with his family to 
Pennsylvania prior to 1735, and located in Paxtang township, 
Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Peun'a. He married, and 
had issue : 

4. i. John, b. 1718; m. Jane [Cathay.] 

ii. James, b. 1721 ; m., and had issue, but probably went into 
the valley of Virginia. 

5. Hi. Samuel, b. 1723 ; m., and had issue. 

6. iv. Hugh, b. 1725 ; m. Sarah Alcorn. 

III. Thomas McCormick,^ (James, i) b. about 1702, in the 
Province of Ulster, Ireland ; d. about 1762, in East Pennsboro' 
township, Cumberland county, Penn'a. He accompanied his 
brother Hugh to America, in 1735. In 1745 he and his wife 
each took out a warrant for one hundred acres of land in Han- 
over township, then Lancaster county, Penn'a. About that 
time, or shortly after, he i^emoved with his family west of the 
Susquehanna, locating in East Pennsboro' township, Cumber- 
land county, Penn'a. He married in Ireland about 1726, 
Elizabeth Carruth, b. about 1705 in Ireland ; d. January, 
1767, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county, Peun'a. 
She was the daughter of Adam Carruth, and sister of Walter 

McCormick Family. 385 

Carruth, both early settlers in Hanover township, Lancaster 
comity, Penn'a. They had issue : 

7. %. Thomas, b. 1727 ; m. Jean Oliver, 

8. ii. James, b. 1729 ; m. Mary Oliver. 

9. m. William, b. 1732; m. Mary Wiggin. 

10. iv. Hugh, b. 1735 ; m. Catharine Sanderson. 

11. V. Robert, b. 1738; m. Martha Sanderson. 

12. vi. Elizabeth, b. 1740; m. Matthew Loudon. 

lY. John McCormick, ^ (Hugh, ^ James, i) b. about 1718, 
in or near Londonderry, Ireland ; d. in October, 1782 ; and 
probably buried in Silvers Spring church-yard, of which church 
he was a member. He located in East Pennsboro' as earlj 
as 1745 ; and upon the formation of the county of Cumberland 
in 1750, was named in the act as one of the trustees for the 
purchasing of land on which to build a court-house and prison. 
During the French and Indian war his dwelling was stockaded 
and the refuge of the frontier settlers, and hence designated as 
" McCormick's Fort at Conedoguinet." He m. Jane [Cathay,] 
who deceased the latter part of January, 1788. They had issue : 

i. John ; m. and had issue, Thomas and Hudson, 
ii. Margaret; m. Hugh Quigley, and had issue (surname 
Qaigley), Elizabeth, John, William, Samuel, Esther., Jane, 
and Sarah. 
Hi. [Jane] ; m. David McClure, and had issue (surname Mc- 
Clure), Samuel, Thoynas, John, James, William, Wilson, 
and David, 
iv. Elizabeth ; m. [James] Sharon, and had issue (surname Sha- 
ron), Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Isabella, William, and 
V. [Ann] ; m. David Adams, and had issue (surname Adams), 
William and Ann. 

.^Y. Samuel McCormick, ^ (Hugb,^ James, ^) b. about 1723, 
in the Province of Ulster, Ireland ; d. in July, 1765, in the town- 
ship of East Pennsboro', Cumberland county, Penn'a. He took 
up a tract of land in that section, the warrant for which was 
issued the 14th day of August, 1745. The land adjoined that 
of his brother, John McCormick, and the Conedoguinet creek. 
His wife, whose name is unknown, died prior to her husband. 
They had issue : 

386 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

i. James, b. 1747. 

n. Mizaheth^h. 1749- m. William McNitt [McKniglit]. 
in. Jane, b. 1751 ; m. Archibald McGuire. 
iv. Mary,h.ll5i; m. James Chambers. , .. 

V. Sara/j, b. 1756; m. Arthur Chambers. (\(va jJL'' 
"^ vi. Agnesj b. 1758; m. Henry McElroy.- ' 
vii, Margaret, b. 1761. 
viii. Ann, b. 1763. 

YI. Hugh McCokmick, •'' (Hugh,^ James, i) b., about 1725, 
in the Province of Ulster, Ireland ; d. September, 1777, in Mid- 
dletou township, Cumberland county, Penn'a. About 1758, 
he removed from Paxtang to the homestead of his father-in- 
law, on Conedoguinet creek, which was deeded to him, Oc- 
tober 30, 1758, b}^ James Alcorn, Sr., and Mary, his wife, of 
Middleton township, being 136 acres of land in said Middleton 
township, together witli the houses, barns, and out-houses on 
same. About the year 1770, he purchased 1,300 acres of land 
in the White Deer valley, now within the boundary of Lycom- 
ing county, Pa., and his two sons, Seth and Thomas, settled 
there. He was a prominent man on the frontiers, and, at the 
outset of the Revolution, rendered much aid, by his counsel 
and his purse, to raise troops for the continental service. In 
the Provincial Conference, of June, 1776, he served as a mem- 
ber, but, owing to ill health, declined further official honors. 
He m., about 1749, Sarah Alcorx, youngest daughter of 
James and Mary Alcorn.* They had issue : 

13. i. James, b. 1750; m. Isabella Dixon. 

n. Mary, b. 1752; m. Capt. Robert Peebles, a wealthy farmer, 
who resided near Shippensburg, Pa.; and had issue, four 
sons, all of whom married and settled in the same neigh- 
in. Thomas, b. 1754; d. October 6,1826; located, about 1775, 
on South creek, a branch of White Deer Hole creek, in 
Lycoming county, Pa., about three miles from its moutli ; 

* James Alcorn ; d. July, 1761 ; his wife, Mary Alcorn, d. Feb- 
ruary, 1763. Their children were : 
i. James. 

ii. Catharine; m. David Steel. 
Hi. Victoria; m. William Rankin. 
iv. tSarnh; m. Hugh McCormick. 

McCormivk Family. 887 

was a justice of tlie peace for some years ; ni. Elizabeth 
Crockett ; their remains lie buried in the old Presbyte- 
rian, now Lutheran, grave-yard, on the south-west side 
of Penny Hill, in Buffalo valley ; left no issue, he had 
adopted liis great-nephew, to whom he bequeathed his 

14. ?■)'. Seth, b. 1756; m. Margaret Simmons. 

V. Sarah, b. 1758; m. Woodrow, and lived in Ohio, 

when it was so new and so far away that frequent inter- 
course with its inhabitants was impossible, and nothing 
more is known of them. 

i-i. Eleanor, b. 1760 ; d. unm ; lived with her mother and 
younger sister, whom she survived several years, 

15. vii. Hugh, b. 1762; m. Elizabeth Fullerton. 

16. viii. John, b. 1765; m. Mary Curtis. 

xL Amelia, b. 1767; m. William Gabby, a prominent farmer, 
who resided near Hagerstown, Md.; no issue. 

VII. Thomas McCormick,^ (Thomas, ^ James, i)b. about 
1727, in the north of Ireland; d. in 1778, in East Pennsboro' 
township, Cumberland county, Penn'a ; was a member of the 
Presbyterian church at Silvers Spring, his name appearing as 
one of the guarantors of the salary of the Rev. John Steel, pas- 
tor of that congregation, June 26, 1768. He m. in 1756, Jean 
Oliver,* b. 1727 ; d. December 7, 1804, in East Pennsboro' 
township, Cumberland county. Pa. ; daughter of John Oliver 
and Maiy Patterson. They had issue : 

17. i. John, b. March 26, 1757 ; m. Ann Sample. 

a. William, (twin), b. March 26, 1757; m. Mary Williamson ; 

daughter of James and Prudence Williamson ; no issue. 
Hi. Isabella, b. December 29, 1759; d. September 7, 1823; m., 

May 15, 1783, John Walker, and had issue, nine children. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. December 15, 1761 ; d. December 15, 1831 ; m., 

in 1786, John Buchanan, 
t'. Mary, b. March 18, 1763 ; d. May 22, 1842; m., January 9, 

1790, John Sample, and had issue, nine children. 

* James, Jane, and Mary Oliver, were the cliildren of John Oliver 
and Mary Patterson. They were all born in Ireland. Their father 
John Oliver died in Ireland, and his widow married Joseph Clark, 
and they witli her three children emigrated to America in 1737, set- 
tling eventually m East Pennsboro' township, adjoining the farm of 
Elizabeth McCormick. 

388 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

fi. Jane, t). February 19, 1765 : d. November 6,1790; m. George 

Hammond ; no issue. 
Hi. Sarah, b. March 1, 1767 ; d. 1844 ; m. William Lytle Brown ; 

no issue. 
viii. Grizzle., [Griselda], b. April 7, 1769 ; m., June, 1818, Ezra 
Wright ; no issue. 

VIII. James McCormick,^ (Thomas, ^ James, ^) b. about 

1729, in tlie Province of Ulster, Ireland ; d. in East 

Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county, Penn'a ; buried in 
Silvers Spring church-yard ; resided his entire life-time on the 
old homestead. He m., in 1760, Mary Oliver, b. 1729, in 
Ireland ; d. November 24, 1804, in East Pennsboro', Cumber- 
land count}?-, Pa. They had issue : 

18. i. James, b. 1761 ; m. Margaret Oliver. 
a. Boheri, b. 1764; d. 1809; unm. 

19. in. William, b. 1766 ; m. Margery Bines. 
iv. Elizabeth; d. s. p. 

V. Isabella ; d. s. p. 

IX. A¥iLLiAM McCoRMiCK,3 (Thomas,^ James, i) b. 1732, 
in or near Londonderry, Ireland ; d. 1812, in Perry county, O. 
As early as 1755, he and his brothers, Hugh and Robert Mc- 
Cormick, are supposed to have settled in what was then the 
far west or frontier, on the Juniata river, in Fermanagh town- 
ship, now within the boundaries of Juniata county, Penn'a, 
near " The Narrows.'" His property was described as " on the 
north side of Juniata, joining the said Juniata, Hugh McCormick, 
John McClure, and John Piddle." Thomas and William took 
out warrants for this land in 1755. Previous to 1780, he 
moved across the river to Milford township, in the same county. 
Among fhe records of Silvers Spring church, we find his name 
signed to a guarantee of the pastor's (Rev. John Steel) salary, 
dated June 27, 1768. He sold his farm in 1803, and removed 
to Perry county, Ohio, where he died. He married in 1756, 
Mary Wiggin, b. 1735 ; d. 1814 ; daughter of Ennion Wiggin. 
They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, b. 1757 ; m. William Bowland, and luid issue 
(surname Bowland), Catharine, William, liobert^ Alex- 
ander, Hwjh, John, Sarah and Mary. 

McCormick Family. 389 

u. Margaret, b. 1759; m. Tlioraas Black, and had issue (sur- 
name Black), James, William, John, Samuel, Mary, 
Elizabeth, and Anna. 

Hi. Thomas, b. 1761 ; m. Ann Morrison, and had issue : 

1. Flora, b. 1798 •, m., 1835, Christopher Neil. 

2. William, b. in 1800, in Juniata county. Pa. ; d. 

1837, in Hancock county, O. ; m.. in 1827, 
Elizabetli Hamilton, andhad issue, Sarah-Ann. 

3. James, b. 1802 ; removed to Pauldinp; county, O. ; 

m., in 1830, Margaret Black, and had issue, 
beside two others, Josiah, Mary-Ann, and 

4. Mary,h. 1805; d. 1835. 

5. Anna, b. 1808. 

6. Elizabeth, b. 1810; m., 1836, Henry Dishong. 

7. John-Morrison^ b. 1815; removed to Michigan; 

na., 1840, Martha Guyter, and had issue, beside 
tw^o others, Rebecca and Thomas. 
iv. Anna, b. 1764 ; m. in 1793, David Hardy, and had issue 
(surname Hardy), Thomas, Eleanor, Mary, Jane, Eliza- 
beth, Margaret, and Anna. 
V. William, b. 1766 ; d., 1832, in Logan county, (). : was twice 
married; m., first, in 1796, Elizabeth Black; d. 1801; 
and had issue : 

1. James, b. 1797 ; d. 1845, in Washington county, 

Iowa ; unm. 

2. William, b. 1799 ; resided in Seneca county, Ohio ; 

m. Elizabetli Heck, and had issue, George and 

3. Elizabeth; b. 1801 ; d. 1840; m. Nathaniel Swartz. 
William McCormick, m., secondly, in 1802, Isabella Shaw, 

and had issue : 

4. Nancy, b. 1803 ; m. John Gilmore. 

0. Mary,h. 1804 ; m., first, James Meehan ; secondly, 
James Collins. 

6. Margaret, h. 1806; m. her cousin, William Mc- 


7. John, b. 1808: resided in Logan county, Ohio ; m. 

Miss Stewart. 

8. Jane, b. 1809; m. Hemphill. 

9. Sarah, b. 1811 ; m. Allan Gilmore. 

10. Kizia, b. 1812. 

11. Isabella, b. 1814. 

20, vi. James, b. 1769 ; m. Rebecca Cunningham. 

vii. John, b. 1771 ; resided in Fayette county, Ohio ; m. in 1800, 
Elizabeth Hardy, and had issue : 

890 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. Elizabeth, b. 1801 ; d. 1835. 

2. William, b. 1802; resided in Indiana; m. in 1832, 

his cousin, Margaret McCormiclv, daughter of 
William McCyoruiick. 
S. Lois, b. 1811 ; d. 1835. 

4. John, b. about 1812; resided in Fayette county, 


5. Calvin, b. about 1814; resided in Fayette county, 

via. Hugh, b. 1775 ; resided in Perry county, Ohio ; m. in 1802, 
Martha Martin, and had issue : 

1. Mary, b. 1803 ; m. Samuel Martyr. 

2. Sarah, b. 1805; m. William T.. Daily. 

3. Samuel, b. 1807 ; resided in Seneca county, Ohio ; 

m. in 1826, Lavenia Pevee, and had issue, 
Joseph, Margaret, and Henry. 

4. Ahsolem, b. 1S09 ; resides in Perry county, Ohio ; 

m. in 1832, Elizabeth Ashbaugh, and had issue, 
John T., Samuel, David, Mary, Catharine, Mar- 
garet, and Martha. 

X. Hugh McCormick,^ (Thomas, ^ James, i) b. about the 
year 1735 ; d. in September, 1799, m Scott county, Kentucky. 
William, Hugb, and Robert McOormick were among the first 
settlers and land-owners within the present limits of Juniat^ 
county, Peon'a. They, and their brother Thomas, took out 
warrants in 1755 for a tract of land located two miles north of 
Mifflin town, along the Juniata river, in Fermanagh township, 
and the three first-named settled thereon about that time. On 
several occasions they were driven out by the Indians, the last 
being in 1786, when they fled for refuge to Huntingdon county. 
They returned home in 1787, and immediately thereafter Hugh 
McCormick erected a large stone house on his property, which 
it is said was built partly with the view of using it as a fort in 
case of another Indian raid, the windows being made high and 
narrow. This house is yet standing, apparently, without a flaw 
or seam in its walls. The brothers are described as being very 
large and robust men, fond of frontier life, and in every way 
suited to its dangers and excitements. Hugh served in the war 
for Independence, and Mrs. Catharine Laird, a grand-daughter, 
says of him: "Grand-father Hugh McCormick lived at the 
beginning of the Hsvolutionary war on the Juniata river. 

McGormick Family. 391 

Grand-mother said that when he came home from the war he 
was covered with rags. In his knapsack he had only a conch 
shell, which she kept until her death, and gave to our mother 
to be handed down as a memento of his service." That shell 
is now in the possession of his grandson, Colonel George M. 
Chambers, of Jacksonville, Illinois. By deed, dated October 
18, 1798, Hugh McCormick and Catharine, his wife, disposed 
of the farm in Fermanagh township, and soon thereafter re- 
moved with their family to Scott county, Kentucky. Mr. Mc- 
Cormick, m., in 1767, Ci^THARiN"E Sanderson"; b. 1742 ; d. in 
1810, in Scott county, Kentucky ; daughter of George Sander- 
son,* of Middleton township, Cumberland county, Penn'a. 
They had issue : " 

21. i. Martha, b. 1768; m. Rowland Chambers. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 1770 ; d. 1824 ; no. David Lo^an, and had issue 
(surname Logan), David M. and Hugh\McCormicJc. 

Hi. George, h. 1772; d. September, 1816, unm. ; from disease 
contracted in the war of 1812. 

iv. William, b. 1774 ; d. 1839 ; unm. ; he was in the quartermas- 
ter's department under Gen. Harrison at the time of the 
battle of Tippecanoe. 

22. u. Jfary, b. 1776; m. Samuel Glass. 
vi. Hugh, b. 1779 ; d. 1795. 

XL Robert McCormick, ^ (Thomas, ^ James, i) b. in 1738, 

* George Sanderson was tlie eldest son of Alexander and Jean 
Sanderson, who emigrated from Scotland prior to 1750, and settled 
in Middleton township, Cumberland county, Penn'a. His father 
was one of the first elders in Monaghan Presbyterian church. He 
died about the first of February, 1760, and had issue (surname San- 
derson), George, Alexander, Barbara, Martha, William, John, James, 
and Margaret. The son, George Sanderson, b. about the year 1712; 
d. about 1787. He was twice married, his first wife a Ross, the sec- 
ond, Jean Aitken. There was issue only by first wife (surname San- 
derson) : 

i. Robert, b. 1738 ; m. Mary , and had George and Robert. 

ii. John, b. 1740 ; d. 1799 ; m. Sarah McMichael ; no issue. 
Hi. Catharine, b. 1742; d. 1810; m. Hugh McCormick. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1743 ; m. James Elliott, and had a son George. 

V. Mary, b. 1745 ; m. David Elliott, and had sons, George and 

vi. Martha, b. 1747 ; d. prior to 1808 ; m. Robert McCormick. 

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in Hanover township, then Lancaster county, Penn'a. ; d. Oct, 
12, 1818, in Augusta county, Yirginia. He, with his brothers, 
William and Hugh McCormick, settled in Fermanagh town- 
ship, now in Juniata county, about 1755. He sold his prop- 
erty in Fermanagh township, on the 22d of July, 1779, and 
from thence he removed to the valley of Yirginia, where he 
purchased four hundred and fifty-one acres of land near the 
town of Midway, situated on both sides of the line between the 
counties of Augusta and Rockbridge. He was a Revolutionary 
soldier, and fought in the battle of the Cowpens. By occupa- 
tion he was a farmer and weaver, and his family, until a recent 
date, have had in their possession some beautiful linen table 
cloths which he wove himself. He was an elder in the Pres- 
byterian church, and a man who was well versed in the Scrip- 
tures, and, in conversation on religious subjects, is said to have 
been very able and entertaining. He married, about 1770, 
Martha Sanderson, daughter of George Sanderson, and sis- 
ter of the wife of his brother Hugh. She died in Augusta 
county, Yirginia, prior to 1808, and is buried by the side of 
ber husband, in the Old Providence Presbyterian burying 
ground, about two miles from the homestead. Hiey had issue : 

23. i. George-Elliot., b. 1771 ; m. Jane Steel. 

ii. Martha, b. 1773 ; m. Richard Brient ; resided in Rockbridge 

county, Va.; no issue. 
in. Elizabeth, b. 1774; m. Hugh Gibson ; removed from Rock- 
bridge county, Va., to Henderson, Kentucky ; and had 
issue (surname Gibson): 

1. John-B.\ d., 1872, in Dayton, O.; was raised by 

his uncle, Robert McCormick, and took his 
name ; was, at one time, Attorney General of 
the State of Tennessee ; a man of very bright 
intellect, and of a most cheerful and genial 
disposition ; he m. Miss Raley ; no issue. 

2. Ellen ; m. Mr. Prewett. 

24. iv. William, b. April 12, 1776 ; m., first, Mary Steel ; secondly, 

Sarah McClelland. 

25. V. James; b. January 7, 1778; m., first, Irene Rogers; sec- 

ondly, Rachel Nisonger ; thirdly, Rachel Clark. 

26. vi. Bobert, b. June 8, 1780 ; m. Mary Anna Hall. 

Xn. Elizabeth McCormick, ^ (Thomas, ^ James, i) b. about 

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1740, in Hanover township, then Lancaster county, Penn'a. ; 
d. 1767, at Carlisle, 'Penn'a. ; m. 1760, Matthew Loudon ; b. 
about 1737, in the north of Ireland ; d. about the year 1790, 
in Carlisle, Penn'a. They had issue (surname Loudon) : 

i. Mary,h. 1761: d. 1822; m. 1782, James Macfarlane, and 
had issue (surname Macfarlane) : 

1. Mizabeth, b. June, 1783; m., 1805, Gen. John 

Thompson, of Centre county, Penn'a, and had 
issue (surname Thompson) : iVanc?/, m. Wil- 
1am Cooper ; Mary., m. George Jack ; Matthew- 
Loudon, m. Maria Spear; Moses, m. Mary Ir- 
vin ; Jo/in, m. Mary Kyle ; Dr. James, of Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; and Willia^n, m., first, Priscilla 
Taylor ; secondly, Eliza Allen. 

2. Eosanna; m. Henry Taylor. 

3. Janet; m. Joseph Kyle ; and had nine children. 

4. James ; d. at seventy-eight years ; m. Henry, 

and had William and Robert. 

5. Willia^n ; d. 1853 ; m. Hannah Means, and had 

issue (surname Macfarlane), liosanna, Elmira, 
James, and William. 

6. Margaret ;' d. 1840; m. William Thompson, and 

had issue (surname Thompson), Nancy-Rosan- 
na, Sarah-Jane, m. John Sterrett ; Evima, 
Elizabeth-Loudon, m. Joseph Mitchell; Wil- 
liam-Josepli, and James-Macfarlane. 

7. Robert, b. 1801 ; d. 1825. 

8. Andrew, b. 1803 ; m. Mary Smith. 

9. Nancy; d. 1842; m. William Smith ; no issue. 
ii. Archibald, b. March 18, 1762 ; d. March 22, 1832, at Carlisle, 

Penn'a; was a printer by profession, and published and 
edited some of the earliest publications west of the Sus- 
quehanna; in 1808, he issued two small volumes, narra- 
tives of Indian captivity, which have become among the 
rarest of American works ; he was also postmaster at Car- 
lisle, and kept the first book-store in that town ; m., Oc- 
tober 24, 1788, Margaret Bines, b. October 24, 1769 ; d. 
March 27, 1832 ; daughter of Thomas Bines and Margaret 
Vance, and had issue (surname Loudon) : 

1. MiznJ)eth-McCormick,h. October 24, 1789; d. De- 

cember 21, 1856; m. January 29, 1818, James 

2. John, b. September 15, 1792; m. Nancy Giffen. 

3. Matthew, b. 1794 ; d. 1855 ; m., 1839, Sarah Fulton. 

4. ilfargarei, b. September 18, 1796 ; m., 1826, Henry 


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5. T/iomas-Bwes, b. 1799 ; d. 1849; m., 1830, Sarah 
V Irvine. 

6. James, b. February, 1802; d. December 29, 1878; 

m., 1855, ]y[rs. Ann Engleheart. 

7. Mary- Ann, b. May 1, 1805 ; d, October 25, 1848. 

8. Margery-Bines, b. 1808 ; m. December 6, 1832, Dr. 

Isaac Wayne Snowden, and had issue (surname 
Snowden) : 

a. Nathaniel-Randolph, b. October 7, 1833 ; 

d. s. p. 

b. Archibald-London, b. August 9, 1885; m. 

Lizzie R. Smith, and had issue, Caroline, 
Mary, and Charles-Bandolph. 

c. Margaret, b. January 10, 1838; d. 1853. 

d. Saj-a/?,-6r.,b. April 5, 1841 ; m. Dr. Thomas 

H. Stewart. 

e. Mary-A., b. March 31, 1848 

9. William-McCormick, b. 1811 ; m., 1837, Elizabeth 

Patterson ; and had beside four children d. in 
infancy, residing in Hannibal, Mo., (surname 
Loudon) : 

a. Elizabeth, b. 1838. 

b. Thomas, b. 1840. 

c. Margaret, b. 1852. 

XIII. James McCoemick,* (Hugli,^ Ilugb,^ James,^) b. 
about 1750, in East Pennsboro' township, Oamberland county, 
Penn'a ; he m. March 15, 1774, Isabella Dixon, daughter of 
John and Arabella Dixon, of Dixon's Ford, Swatara creek, 
Penn'a, {see Dixon record,) and with his brothers, Seth and 
Thomas, emigrated to White Deer Valley, Lj^coming county, 
in the same State, where his father, in 1770, had bought a large 
tract of land. In 1777 he represented White Deer township 
in the committee of Northumberland county, and his name ap- 
pears among a list of the inhabitants of White Deer, with that 
of his brother Thomas, in 1778. He is believed to have gone 
to the Revolutionary war, but this is not certain, and nothing 
more is definitely known about him except that, in 1782, he 
was a resident of Augusta county, Va., as shown by a deed 
bearing date May 25, of that year. His wife, Isabella, was a 
woman of strong character, and, during the " Great Runaway " 
of 1778, escaped from the valley by fleeing on horseback with 
her eldest child in her arms. She lived until May 10, 1824, 

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spending the latter years of her life with her daughter, Mrs. 
Robert Sloan, in Harrisburg. On her mother's side, she was 
descended from the Mnrrays, and was herself first cousin to 
Lindlej Murray, the grammarian, and to John Murray, one 
of the earliest presidents of the Chamber of Commerce, in 
N, Y. They had issue : 

26. i. Hugh, b. February 14, 1777 ; m. Esther Barbara Kumbel. 

27. a. Sarah, b. 1779; m. Eobert Sloan, (see Sloan record.) 

XIV. Seth McCormick,^ (Hugh,^ Hugh,^ James, ^) b. in 
1756, in Paxtang township, then Lancaster county, Penn'a ; d. 
January 17, 1835; about the. year 1775, in company with his 
brother, Thomas, settled on South creek, a branch of White 
Deer Hole creek, three miles from its mouth, in now Lycoming 
county, Penn'a. His remains, with those of his wife, lie buried 
in the old Presbyterian, now Lutheran, grave-yard, at the stone 
church on the south west side of Penny Hill in Buffalo valley. 
He m. Margaret Simmons. They had issue : 

^. Eobert, b. 1785; d. 1857; m. Nancy Foresman. 
n. Samuel-S., b. 1787 ; d. 1861; m. Elizabeth Piatt. 
Hi. Thomas, h. 1790; d. 1820; m. Maria Hammond. 
iv. Seth, b. 1793 ; d. December, 1821 ; m. Hannah Hammond ; 
d. 1869. 
V. Hugh, b. 1795; d. 1830; unm. 
vi. John, b. 1797 ; d. 1850; m. Sarah Coryell. 
vii. Joseph, b. 1799; d. 1877; m. Margaret Schooley. 
via. Sarah, b. 1802 ; d. 1870 ; m. Robert J. Foresman. 
ix. Cynthia, b. 1805 ; resides at Tipton, Iowa ; m. Samuel Eason. 
X. Susan, h. 1807; m. Matthew B. Hammond; reside near 
South Bend, Ind. 

XV. Hugh McCormick, ^ (Hugh, ^ Hugh, ^ James, ^ ) b. about 
1762. He resided on his father's homestead, two miles from 
Carlisle, until 1815 or 16, when he moved to Fauquier county, 
Va., where he died. He m. Elizabeth Fullerton, of Green- 
castle, Pa., sister of David, Humphrey, and Thomas Fullerton, 
who removed to Ohio at an early day. They had issue : 

28. i. Charles-N., b. 1787 ; m. and had issue. 
ii. Hugh, b. 1789 ; m. but no issue. 

Hi. Mary-E., b. 1791 ; m. Charles Kemper, of Warrenton, Va., 
and had issue (surname Kemper.) : 

1. Leigh-E. 

2. Charles-H. ; m. and resides near Warrenton, Va. 

3. Ellen. 

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iv. ,7osej;/i,b.l793 ; m . and renlovecl to Linneus,Linn county , Mo. 

V. Elvina, b. 1796 ; d. s. p. 

vi. Fullerton, b. 1798; d. s. p. 

vii. Martha, b. 1800; d. at»the age of seventeen years. 

XVI. John McCormick,^ (Hugli,^ Hugh,^ James, i) b. 
about 1765, in Middletowii township, Cumberland county, 
Penn'a ; was given a liberal education, and removed, when a 
young man, to Leesburg, Fauquier county, Ya., where he en- 
gaged in teaching. He m. Mary Curtis, only child of Mrs. 
"Helen Curtis.* They had issue: 

i. Emily ; m. and left one son. 

a. Helen, b. about 1806; m. Eoberdeau Annan, b, March 31, 
1804 ; d. December 15, 1852, son of Dr. Daniel Annan and 
Jane, daughter of Gen. Daniel Roberdeau, of tlie Revolu- 
tion ; removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he was a mer- 
chant. On being left a widow, Mrs. Annan had means 
sufficient for a comfortable support, but was deprived of 
it by mismanagement and fraud combined, and now in 
her declining years finds a quiet and comfortable home 
in an institution which, in her more prosperous days,, she 
aided in establishing. 

XYII. John McCormick,^ (Thomas, ^ Thomas, ^ James, i) 
b. March 26, 1757, near Silvers Spring, East Pennsboro' town- 
ship, Cumberland county. Pa. ; d. September 22, 1815, in 
Northumberland county, Penn'a. In 1794, he disposed of his 
property and removed to Northumberland county. He m. 
about 1791, Ann Sample, daughter of John Sample. They 
had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 28, 1792 ; d. 1814 ; m. in 1812, John Cook. 
29. ii. Bohert, b. January 25, 1796; m. Elizabeth Montgomery. 

Hi. Jane, b. May 27, 1798; d. Jan. 14,1872; m. John Sample, Jr. 

iv. Maria, b. July 30, 1800; d. December 21, 1854; unm. 
80. V. John, b. December 20, 1802 ; m. Martha Giffen. 
31. vi. William, b. March 13, 1805; m. Rachel Slote. 

vii. Sarah, b. July 28, 1807 ; d. April 22, 1838 ; m. David Davis, 

* Mrs. Helen Curtis was a Scotch lady of rare excellence of 
character, and was widowed before the birth of her daughter, at 
Alexandria, Ya., and took refuge, during the Revolutionary war, in 
Leesburg, purchasing there a home, where she spent the remainder 
of her life in great comfort, dying at the age of seventy-three, having 
lived to see her two daughters arrive at maturity, and both filling im- 
portant positions at the head of a large and flourisliing female seminary. 

McCormick Family. 397 

XVIII. James McCoemtck,^ (James. ^ Thomas, ^ James/) 
b. in 1761, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county, 
Peun'a. ; d. April 17, 1814, at Carlisle, Pa. At the time of his 
decease, the Carlisle Herald gave these facts relating to him, 
which we herewith incorporate : " He studied mathematics with 
Mr. Oliver, and was, afterwards, two years teacher in the acade- 
my at York. In 1787, he was elected a teacher in Dickinson 
College. In 1792, he was made a professor, and continued, 
for twenty-seven years, to instruct with ability. During this 
period, he was associated with the Reverend Doctors Nisbet 
and Davidson, and'has been instrumental in imbuing with 
mathematical an4' philosophical science many who have sus- 
tained respectabl A characters in church and in state. In 1792, 
he received the honorable degree of A. B., and, in 1810, that 
of A. M. For some years, he acted as a magistrate, and, for 
many years, sustained the office of ruling elder in the Presby- 
terian church. In all relations, he supported an unblemished 
character — highly respected b}^ his fellow-citizens — by the trus- 
tees of the college, and has ever had the warm attachment of 
his pupils. It may be said that he was a laborious instructor 
and an upright magistrate. In his integrity, all men had con- 
fidence. His heart was open to the distresses of the unfortu- 
nate, and his hand was ever ready to afford relief. As a man, 
he was peculiarly inoffensive, and had scarcely a personal 
enemy in the world. In the endearments of domestic life, he 
sustained the relations of son, husband, parent, and friend much 
beloved. He was a believer in Jesus Christ and in the doc- 
trines of the reformation. Having dismissed all concern for the 
world, he felt interested only for the concerns of religion, and 
manifested a deep concern for the congregation with which he 
was connected. He delighted to speak of his own hopes and 
prospects, manifesting an experimental acquaintance with re- 
ligion, and giving to those around him ample testimony of his 
unshaken trust in the Redeemer. He met death without fear, 
calmly and cheerfully resigning up his soul into the hands of 
his Creator. By his lamented death, Dickinson College has 
lost one of its earliest and ablest instructors ; learning and re- 
ligion, a friend ; and society, an upright citizen. He has left 

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behind him a bereaved widow and fatherless children, whose 
loss is very great, but his friends may confidently trust that his 
soul has ascended to the regions of eternal day, ' to the joys of 
his Lord.' " " Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, 
for the end of that man is peace ! " 

" The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust." 

In addition to the foregoing, it may be stated that his rela- 
tive, Isabella Oliver, published a monody on his death. Besides 
his position as professor of mathematics in Dickinson College, 
he held, as alluded to in obituary quoted, the office of justice 
of the peace for Carlisle several years, to which he was appointed 
by Governor Mifflin, April 16, 1795. Prof. McCormick m. in 
1790, his cousin, Margaret Oliver, daughter of James Oliver. 
They had issue : 

i. James, b. 1791 ; d. 1807. 
u. Oliver, h. 1793; d. 1810. 
in. William, b. 1797 ; d. 1835, unm. 
V. Jl/rtrm,b. November 27, 1802; d. October 1, 1827 ; m. March 

13, 1823, John McCandlish, and had issue (surname Mc- 

Candlish), Margaret. 
V. Margaret, b. 1803; d. 1831. 

32. vi. Eobert, b. February 6, 1805 ; m. Susan Ulp. 

XIX. William McCormick,* (James, ^ Thomas, ^ James, ^) 
b. 1766, near Silvers Spring, Cumberland county. Pa. ; d. June 
13, 1805 ; his tombstone in Silvers Spring church grave-yard 
bears this testimony, "endeared to all who knew him by his 
benevolence and integrity; " m., in 1800, Margery Bines, b. 
August 22, 1767 ; d. April 23, 1849 ; buried by the side of her 
husband in Silvers Spring church-yard. They had issue : 

i. Margaret, b. February 24, 1801 ; d. November 29, 1853 ; unm. 

33. ii. James, (twin), b. February 24, 1801 ; m. Eliza Buehler. 

XX. James McCormick,'^ (William, ^ Thomas, ^ James, i) 
b. 1769, in MiKorcl township, now in Juniata county, Penn'a; 
served in the war of 1812 ; resided in Perry count^^, Ohio ; 
m. 1801, Rebecca Cunningham. They had issue : 

i. William, b. about 1802; d. 1857, in Perry county, O. ; m., 
1832, Elizabeth Jolnison, and had issue : 

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1. James-T. 

2. Shadrack-J. 

3. Sarah. 

4. Amos-G. 

5. Francis- M. 

6. David-L. 

7. Mary-E. 

it. J?o&eri,b. 1804; d. 1848; resided in Seneca county, O. ; m., 
1830, Nancy Hitt, and had issue: 

1. William-Jackson. 

2. James-T. 

3. liobert-W. 

4. Lydia-Ann. 

5. Rebecca. 

Hi. James., b. February 8, 1807; resided in Perry county, O. ; 
m., 1838, Elizabeth A. Tucker, and had issue : 

1. Rehecca-E. 

2. George- J. 

3. Eliza- J. 

4. Nancy-A. 

iv. Johnson, b. April 28, 1809; d. August, 1885, near Blakes- 
burg, Monroe county, Iowa; unm. 

V. Hugh, b. July 11, 1811 ; d. March 22, 1871 ; served as a sol- 
dier in the war for the Union ; resided in Hardin county, 
(). ; m., in 1847, Nancy Parmer; no issue. 

vi. Mary-A.^h. April 28,1814; d. 1869; resided in Marion 

county. Iowa; m., 1837, Samuel Coen. 
vii. Rebecca-J., b. June 10, 1819; d. 1876; unm. 

XXL Martha McCormick,^ (Hugli,^ Thomas, ^ James, i) 
b. in the spring of 1768 ; cl. in 1830, in Woodford county, Ky. ; 
m. EowLAND Chambers, son of Arthur and Jean Chambers. 
They had issue, beside six children died in infancy, (surname 
Chambers) : . 

i. Catharine, b. 1796; m., first, William I^ogan ; secondly, 

Mr. I^aird. 
n. George-M., b. June 28, 1800 ; resides [1885] in Jacksonville, 

111.; one of the earliest residents, and a highly esteemed 

citizen ; m. January 15, 1829, Eleanor E. Irwin, and had 

issue (surname Chambers) : 

1. Crti/iarine-i., b. January 30, 1830; m. Dr. G. E. 

Henry, of Burlington, Iowa. 

2. Roidand-Ross, b. January 10,1832; m. Georgi- 

anna Trabue. 

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3. Nuncy-Maclay, b. January 19, 1834; m. George 

W. Moore. 

4. John-Irivin, h. May 15, 1836 ; m. Alice E. Askew. 

5. Anna-Elizabeth, b. September 15, 1838; m. Jo- 

seph H. Taylor, of Columbus, Neb. 

6. George- Maxwell, b. September 3, 1841. 

7. Leona rd-W heeler, h. November 10, 1844; m. P. 


8. Martha, b. December 13, 1847. 

9. Ellen, b. August 2, 1850; m. Charles E. Brad- 

ish, of Springfield, 111. 

XXII. Mary McCor.mick,4 (Hugh,^ Thomas, 2 James, i) 
b. 1776; d. April 8, 1816; m., January li, 1800, Samuel 
Glass: d. February 1, 1837, in Scott county, Ky. They had 
issue (surname Glass) : 

i. Catharine, h. November 26, 1800; d. April 30, 1833; m. 

Samuel E. Shaw. 
ii. Joseph, b. November 6, 1802; d. June 21, 1804. 
Hi. Samuel, b. October 16, 1804; resides in Shelby county, Ky.; 
m. March 18, 1834, Sarah E. White, and had issue (sur- 
name Glass) : 

. 1. Thomas-W., b. January 13, 1835 ; d. s. p. 

2. Mary-C, b. March 29, 1837 ; d. s. p. 

3. ,SamueZ-Z)., b. April 28, 1840. 

4. /Sara/i-M., b. July 1, 1843. 

5. J-Edwin, b. August 17, 1847. 

6. Emma-M., b. March 10, 1853. 

iv. Paidina,h. April 19,1807; d. August 10, 1859; m. Dr. dI 
N. Sharp, of Shelby county, Ky. ; and had issue (surname 
Sharp) : 

1. Mary, b. December 6, 1840; m. W. B. Allen. 

2. Damd, b. June 1, 1842 ; m. Virginia McKenny. 

3. iSamuel-G.; d. in infancy. 

4. Mildred, b. December 2, 1845; d. October 31, 

1862; m. Cyrus Reid. 

5. Kate-li., b. May 12, 1847; n\. John S. Shainion. 

6. Bohert; d. in infancy. 

V. I-Ia(jh-Mc(Jormich,h. April 24, 1809; d. April 15, 1852, in 
Shelby county, Ky. ; m. Martha J.. Venable, and had is- 
sue (surname Glass) : 

1 . Lizzie-C, b. October 30, 1842 ; m. James Venable. 

2. Samuel, b. September 5, 1844; d. June 14, 1871. 

3. James- V., b. October 25, 1846. 

4. Mary-M., b. August 19, 1849; m. William E. 


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m. Mary-M., b. March 8, 1811 ; d. February 10, 1840 ; m. Alex- 
ander Robinson, and had issue (surname Robinson) : 

1. Mary-P., b. May 20, 1831 ; m, William S. Harbi- 


2. Kate-G., b. May 9, 1833; d. March, 1855; m. 

William R. Jarvis. 

3. Samuel'G., b. December 30, 1834; d. 1836. 

4. P.aulina, b. December 16, 1836. 

XXIII. GrEOEGE Elliot McCormick, ^ (Eobert,^ Thomas, ^ 
James, ^) b. in 1771, in Fermanagh township, now Juniata 
county. Pa. ; d. April 25, 1849, in Henderson county, Ky. ; 
was raised in Rockbridge county, Ya., where his father removed 
when he was eight years old ; removed to Henderson county, 
Kentucky, where he bought a large farm, and at which place 
he died. He m., in 1797, Jane Steel, d. in 1843 ; daughter 
of David Steel, of Rockbridge county, Ya. They had issue ; 

i. Eobert, b. 1798; d. March, 1842; resided on a farm on the 
banks of the Ohio river ; m. I^ancy Griffen, of Hender- 
son county, Ky., and had issue : 

1. Carmal ; resides in Newburg, Ind. 
ii. Hugh, b. 1799; d. Kovember, 1835, in Henderson county, 
Ky. ; m. Sarah Wright, and had issue : 

1. George-W. ; resides in Forest City, Ark. 
Hi. Mary , d. 1856; m. Albert G. Hill, and had two children. 
iv. Milton, h. 1806; d. 1870; m. Susan Warren, of Warwick 
county, Ind ; resided in Newburg, Ind, and had issue : 

1. Charles- Milton; resides in Henderson county, 


2. Dora ; m. JST. G. Stanley ; resides in Davis county, 


3. Cyrus-H. 

4. John-S. 

V. Mizaheth ; d. 1859 ; m. William Shelby ; resided in Owens- 

boro', Ky., and had three children. 
vi. John-Steel; resides on a large farm near Henderson, Ky 
m. Martha Elam, and had issue : 

1. Sidney ; m. Julia Walker. 

2. Nancy. 

3. George. 

4. Martha. 

5. Lee. 

vii. Jane, b. 1820 ; d. 1862; unm. 
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viii. Nancy; d, 1875; m. W. T. Shelby; resided in Memphis, 
Tenn, and had three children. 

XXIV. William McCormick,* (Kobert,^ Thomas, » 
James, ^)b. April 12, 1776, in Fermanagh township, now in 
Juniata county, Penn'a ; d. in the spring of 1838, in Augusta 
county, Va. ; was raised in Rockbridge county, Ya., whither 
his father removed when the son was three years of age. He 
was twice married; m., first, February 3, 1801, Mary Steel. 
They had issue: 

34. i. Bohert, b. July 13, 1802; m. Sarah Steel. 

a. Willium-Steel, b. May 29, 1804 ; d. 1884, at Patterson, Mo. ; 
m. January 25, 1838, Rebecca Crow. 

William McCormick m., secondly, in 1807, Sarah McClel- 
land. They had issue : 

m. Mary-Steel, b. August 6, 1808. 

iv. Thomas, b. September 2, 1809 ; m. Campbell. 

V. James- Stevenson, b. February 7, 1819. 

vi. George-Brown, b. December 18, 1822. 
vii. Sarah- Sanderson, b. 1824. 
viii. Joseph-L, b. May 12, 1830. 

XX Y. James McCormick, ^ (Eobert,^ Thomas, ^ James, i) 
b. January 7, 1778, in Fermanagh township, now in Juniata 
county, Pa.; and was raised in Rockbridge county, Ya.; re- 
moved to Ohio about 1805 or 1806, and settled at Grallipolis, 
Gallia county, afterwards at West Mill Grove, Wood county, 
that State, where he died August 30, 1839. He was thrice 
married ; m., first. February 9, 1804, Irene Rogers. They 
had issue: 

i. Martha, b. November 14, 1804 ; m., July 1824, Joseph V^^ad- 
dell ; reside in Mason city, W. Va.; and had one child. 
85. ii. John-B., b. August 5, 1806 ; m. Sarah K. Waddell. 

James McCormick m., secondly, December 29, 1807, 
Rachel Xisonger, b. Sej^tember 11, 1785 ; d. November 2, 
1826. They had issue : 

Hi. Harvey, h. March cO, 1809; d. Septembers, 1839; resided 
in Gallia county, O.; m., January, 1836, Cordelia Morton, 
and had issue : 

1. Thomas, b. 1838. 

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iv. Hohert, b. April 4, 1811 ; resides in Wood county, O.; m., 
October 20, 1836, Mary Ann Shesser, b. November 10, 
1818, and had issue: 

1. Mary-E., b. July 29, 1835; d. September 4, 1836. 

2. Martha, b. August 28, 1837. 

3. Sarah-A., b. July 16, 1840 ; d. December 26, 1842, 

4. Bachel-A., h. June 20, 1844; d. May 29, 1848. 

V. James, b. February 1, 1813; m., first, December 5, 1833, 
Margaret Waddell, and had issue: 

1. James-H., b. March 16, 1843. 

2. George-B., b. February 14, 1845. 

3. Samuel-B., b. September 17, 1847 ; d. December 

7, 1877. 

4. Elizabeth, b. November 8, 1849. 

5. Ephraim, b. P^ebruary 16, 1852. 

James McCormick ; m. secondly, Mary Cherrington, and 
had issue : 

6. Marion, b. February 21, 1856. 

7. Margaret, b. October 17, 1857. 

8. Mary, b. February 12, 1864 ; d. October 22, 1874. 

James McCormick ; m. thirdly, Vesta Trowbridge ; fourth- 
ly, Deborah Ray ; reside in Gallipolis, O. 

vi. George, b. January 10, 1815; d. June 3, 1878; resided in 
Wood county, O.; m., April 16, 1848, Mary Bradner, b. 
May 27, 1828 ; d. December 16, 1871 ; and had issue : 

1. James, b. July 28, 1852. 

2. »SV(ra/i, b. August 2, 1854. 

3. George, b. October 16, 1856. 

4. Mary-M,., b. December 2, 1860. 

5. Charles, h. 1864; d. 1865. 

6. William-H., b. February 2, 1866. 

vii. Margaret, b. February 9, 1818 ; d. August 28, 1856 ; m., Oc- 
tober 4, 1836, David Adams ; resided in Wood county, O. 
viii. Christine, b. March 30, 1820; d. May, 1866; m. John A. 
Rogers; resided in Gallia county, O., and had five chil- 
IX. Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1822; d. April 15, 1872 ; m., 1841, Al- 
exander Adams ; resided in Wood county, O. 

X. Sarah, b. November 14, 1824 ; d. January 2, 1852 ; m. 

Brubaker ; resided in Wood county, O. 

James McCormick m., thirdly, June 5, 1827, Eachel 
Clark ; no issue. 

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XXVI. Egbert McCormick, ^ (Robert,, 3 Thomas, » James, ^ ) 
b. June 8, 1780, on Walnut Grove farm, Rockbridge county, 
Virginia; d. July 4, 1846, on the paternal homestead, and 
buried in the Old Providence grave-jard. He received an or- 
dinary education acquired at a private school of his neigh- 
borhood, and was instructed in the strictest tenets of the Se- 
ceder branch of the Presbyterian church. Throughout his life 
he took great pleasure in the acquirement of historical and sci- 
entific knowledge, and was very fond of astronomy. He was 
a man of remarkable mechanical genius, and seldom failed to 
accomplish what he undertook. Having blacksmith and car- 
penter shops, and being himself naturally a good workman, 
with almost any kind of tools, it was no difficulty for him to 
make whatever he desii-ed, of either wood or iron. The first 
record we have of his endeavors in the line of invention, was 
in the construction of a reaping-machine, on which he worked 
and experimented from and after 1809. From the nature of 
the testimony concerning his early inventions in this line, 
it would appear that he constructed more than one machine 
between the years 1809 and 1825. At all events, there is 
evidence to show that he was engaged at various times, 
during those years, experimenting on his reaper, and that he 
used various devices for cutting, and in all probability he 
made several complete machines during all those sixteen or 
seventeen years. This would seem to be corroborated by the 
statements, first, of his two nephews, (Robert, son of William, 
and Robert, son of James McCormick,) who stated that their 
fathers told them that Robert McCormick had invented a 
reaper in 1809 ; second, of his son, Cyrus, who stated that his 
father had invented a reaper in 1816 ; thirdly, by Robert Mc- 
Cormick, above referred to, who stated that his uncle, Robert, 
showed him in the year 1825 or 1826, a machine he had just 
invented. His first machine is described as being in outline 
and general form very much like the reaper of the present day. 
It ran on two wheels, with a platform to receive the grain in 
the rear of the cutting apparatus. One of the cutting devices 
he used on this machine was a system of rotary saws, about 

McCormick Family. 405 

eight or ten inches in diameter, wliich revolved, shear fashion, 
past the edge of a stationary knife. The saws were driven by 
bands from a cylinder, which was turned by the revolution of 
the main wheels of the machine. This machine had vertical 
reels (very similar to some of those used at the present day) to 
sweep the grain across the cutters, and when cut delivered it 
on a platform in the rear of the cutters, and an endless apron 
carried it across the platform and delivered it on one side of 
the machine. Another cutting device which he used consisted 
of stationary curved sickles, against which the grain was forced 
and cut by vertical reels with pins in their peripheries. The 
horses walked at the side of the grain, drawing the machine, 
and were attached to it by shafts or a pole. The machine was 
not what would be called a success, but it had the main fea- 
tures that are vital in the construction of all grain cutting ma- 
chines of the present day, and therein justifies the claim made 
for its author, of originality of thought, and priority of inven- 
tion, and demonstrates beyond a doubt that in him was the 
conception of, and to him belongs the credit of inventing, and 
constructing the first reaper which cut grain successfully. 
Parts of this early machine were, for many years, stored away 
in the loft of the old malt-house, on the home farm, and were 
familiar objects to those about the farm. Recognizing the im- 
perfections in the machine, and always on the alert for improve- 
ments, between the years 1828 and J 830, he invented and ap- 
plied to it what is known as the vibrating sickle and the hori- 
zontal reel. By this combination his reaper became a practical 
success. His neighbors, who up to that time had made light 
of his efforts, and reflected upon him for wasting time that they 
thought he could have applied to much better advantage by at- 
tending to his farm duties, now began to appreciate the greatness 
of his inventions, and to recognize in the McCormick Reaper 
the pioneer of the greatest labor-saving farm implement that the 
world had produced. Like its predecessor, but to a greater 
degree, in its characteristics this machine comprised the essen- 
tial features of all successful grain-cutting machinery of the 
present day. It was drawn by two horses that walked in front 

406 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

of the main frame, and close to the standing grain. It had one 
main driving wheel in the main frame, and a grain wheel or 
slide at the outer end of the platform. It had a cutter bar, 
attached to and back of which was the platform on which the 
grain fell. The grain was cut by a vibrating sickle, and car- 
ried back to the sickle and cast down upon the platform by a 
revolving horizontal reel. The reel had slats, or ribs, which 
dipped into the grain in front of the sickle. The grain was 
raked off at the side in bundles by a man who walked beside 
the machine. The driver did not ride on the machine, but on 
one of the horses that drew it. During the years previous to 
1844, there were a number of machines built. In 1844, there 
were twenty-five built. In 1845, there were fifty built. In 
1846, there were seventy-five built, in the latter his son, Lean- 
der J., 'owned one-third. All of the work on these machines 
was done under the direction of Robert McCormick, who con- 
tinued to be actively engaged in the manufacture and im- 
provement of his reaping-machines until his death. The reap- 
ing-machine was not the only mechanical problem that com- 
manded the thought and inventive genius of Robert McCormick. 
He found time to exercise his ingenuity in other directions as 
well, and reaped harvests of success in several mechanical in- 
ventions, briefly described as follows: In the winter of 1830- 
31 there was a great deal of talk, and much in the newspapers, 
on the subject of raising hemp. Only one thing seemed to be 
in the way of its becoming a very profitable product, and that 
was the difficulty of cheaply and profitably reducing the fiber 
to its required marketable shape. Acting on this seeming de- 
mand, Robert McCormick invented a very ingenious and per- 
fect working hemp-brake, and in connection with it a horse- 
power, by which it was driven, and in the fall of 1831 he op- 
erated it successfully. He also invented a machine for clean- 
ing the hemp when broken. The excitement over hemp-rais- 
ing, however, dying out, the demand for the machines never 
amounted to much, although a number of them were built and 
sold. At another time he invented and manufactured a very 
ingenious threshing-machine, in connection with which he made 

McCormick Family. 407 

a horse-power of peculiar construction. He also built a clover 
sheller of stone, resembling an ordinary mill somewhat, but never 
did anything with it except for his own use. He also invented 
and made a blacksmith's bellows, which was of a tub form, and 
of which he built and sold a large number. He invented a 
water power that worked by confined pressure, somewhat on 
the principle of the steam engine ; and also a hill-side plow. 
As it was Mr. McCormick's ambition that his sons should fol- 
low husbandry as a profession, he purchased a farm of three 
hundred acres, situated a mile and a half from his own home- 
stead, and another of seven hundred acres on the South river, 
nine miles west of his home. On each of these places he had 
a saw-mill, and on the South river farm and his home place he 
had flour-mills, which he operated successfully. Prior to 1837, 
Mr. McCormick gave the South river farm to his son, Cyrus 
H., but on account of the losses sustained in the furnace busi- 
ness, he deeded back that property to his father, in part pay- 
ment of his share of said losses. Mr. McCormick afterwards 
gave the same property to his son, Leander J. He gave the 
home farm, at his death, to his son, William S. It will be 
seen that he was a man of great business and executive ability, 
as well as inventive genius, when the extensive operations he 
had on hand constantly are considered. For many years he 
carried on farming on four farms, aggregating in all 1,800 
acres, and at the same time operated two flour-mills and two 
saw-mills, besides which he kept carpenter and blacksmith 
shops busy, manufacturing various kinds of machinery of his 
own invention. In 1834, he built what is known as " Cotopaxi 
furnace," but through the mismanagement of his partner, fol- 
lowed by the financial panic of 1837, he was compelled to sell 
the old Providence farm which belonged to his wife, as well as 
the furnace property. Cyrus soon after left home with the in- 
tention of seeing what he could do towards establishing and 
introducing the reaper into the vast wheat fields of the West. 
Leander J. left school and went into the shop, William S. took 
entire management of the farming operations and finance, while 
Mr. McCormick and Leander manufactured and sold reapers. 

408 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

horse-powers, blacksmiths' bellows, other machinery and tools. 
Thus through the combined efforts of all, in due time the 
family were extricated from their financial embarrassments. 
Just as he was beginning to feel the freedom of being out of 
debt, Mr. McOormick was overtaken by a heavy snow-storm in 
returning home from his South river farm, where he had been 
attending the shipment of reaping-machines to Lynchburg. 
He became chilled, took a severe cold, from the effects of 
which never recovered. Eobert McCormick m., February 11, 
1808, Mary Anka Hall, b. June 24, 1780 ; daughter of Pat- 
rick Hall.* Mrs. McCormick was a woman of bright and 
cheerful disposition, a devout Christian, and very ambitious 
for the future welfare of her children. She had a fine consti- 
tution, of fair complexion, with dark hair and eyes. They 
had issue : 

36. t. Ciirus-Hall, b. February 16, 1809 ; m. Nettie Fowler. 

a. Bohert-Hall, b. May 24, 1810; d. June 28, 1826, at his 

father's home in Rockbridge county, Ya. 
Hi. Susan-Jane, b. August 1, 1813; d. June 27, 1826, at her 
father's home in Rockbridge county, Ya. 

37. iv. William- Sanderson, b. iSTovember 2, 1815; m. Mary Ann 


38. V. Mary-Caroline, h. A\)ril 18,1817; m. Rev. James Shields. 

39. vi. Leander- James, b. February 8, 1819 ; m. Henrietta M. Ham- 

vii. John-Priestley, b. November 8, 1820; d. September 4, 1849, 
at his father's home in Rockbridge county. Ya. 

40. via. Amanda, b. September, 1822 ; m. Hugh Adams. 

XXYII. Hugh McCormick, ^ (James, ^ Hugh,' Hugh,^ 
James, ^) b. February 14, 1777, in White Deer Valley, now 
Lycoming county, Penn'a; d. March 28, 1828, in the city of 
New York. He went to New York about the year 1798, and 
with his cousin Eichard Cunningham, engaged in the leather 
business under the firm name of Cunningham & McCormick. 
He was a prominent member of the Mechanics and Tradesmen's 
society, and the Manumission society, and died at the early age 
of fifty-one years. Mr. McCormick married in 1801, Esther 

* Patrick Hall was born in Armagh county, Ireland, in 1751, emi- 
grated to America in 1770, and settled in Augusta county, Ya., 
where he married Susanna McChesney about the year 1775. 

McCormich Family. 409 

Baebaea Kumbel, daughter of William Kumbel, of New 
York. She died there, September 1, 1854. They had issue : 

t. Imhella-Fravces, b, February 9, 1802; d. July 11, 1882; 

41. ii. Bichard-Cunnwgham,h. December 5, 1803; m. Sarah Ma- 

tilda Decker. 
Hi. Amanda, b. August 29, 1805; d. January 25, 1885; uuiu. 
iv. Mary-Ann, b. rebruary 3, 1807; d. March 27, 1876, in 

Newark, N. J.; m. October 22, 1844, Charles Augustus 

Carter, d. August 23, 1884, in Newark, N. J., and had 

issue (surname Carter) :] 

1. WilHam-Deocter, b. July 8, 1845; m. October 9, 

1867, Kate Brigden Badger, of Newark, N. J., 
and had issue (surname Carter,) : 
a. Bichard-Mortimer, b. July 21, 1868 ; d. Feb- 
ruary 28, 1871. 
h. William-Eliot, h. July 22, 1870; d. March 
12, 1874. 

c. Kale-Frances, b. August 17, 1872; d. Feb- 

ruary 9, 1874. 

d. jRaymond- Dexter, b. January 5, 1876. 

e. Edith-Badger, b. October 21, 1878. 

f. Helen-Blwda, b. November 16, 1883. 

2. John-Bichard, b. April 22, 1848. 

: I'. Emeline, b. 18(9; d. March 30, 1871 ; unm. 

vi. William, b. 1811 ; d. 1868. 

vii. Louisa, b. September 4, 1813; d. January 20, 1876; ra. No- 
vember 17, 1840, William A. Cummings; resided in New 
"York until 1860, when they removed to Darien, Conn., 
afterwards to Brooklyn, where they both died, the latter 
in the year 1878, and had issue (surname Cummings) : 

1. William-McCormiclc,h. September 6, 1841; m., 

1863, Kate Downer, of Darien, Conn., and had 
issue (surname Cummings) : 

a. Loui.^e, b. 1864; d. in infancy. 

ft. Josephine-H., b. 1866. 

c. William, h, 1870. 

2. Charles-Curtiss, b. April 6,1846; m. December 

24, 1874, Anna Haviland, of Hudson, N. Y. 

3. Hettie-Louisa, b. November 21, 1851 ; m. May 28, 

1872, Isaac Downer Weed, and had issue (sur- 
name Weed), Louise, b. 1873 ; d. s. p. 

4. Isabella-Frances, b. x\ugust 4, 1853. 

42. via. John, b. January 15, 1818; m. Caroline Pilsbury. 

410 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XXVIII. Chaeles K McCormick,5 (Hugh,^ Hugh,^ 
Hugh, 2 James, 1) b. in Middleton township, Cumberland county i 
Penn'a ; m. and had issue : 

i. Bohert-B. ; settled in Dover, Loudoun county, Ya., as 
teacher; m. Kate Reynolds, of Clark county, Ya., and 
had issue : 

1. Bdbenleau. 

2. Hugh'Pendleton. 

3. Charles; m, and had issue. 

4. Mary-E. 

5. Rose. 

6. Carrie. 

7. Kate. 

8. William. 

XXIX. Robert McCoRMiCK, 5 (John,* Thomas,^ Tliomas, 
James, 1) b. January 25, 1796; d. September 10, 1874, in Mil- 
ton, Penn'a; m. May 19, 1830, Elizabeth Montgomery. 
They had issue : 

i. Cliarles-G. ; m. June 30, 1868, Lotta Wright. 
a. Montgomery. 

Hi. Agnes-Shaw ; m. William Dougal ; reside at Milton, Pa. 
iv. John ; d. unm. 

I'. William; resides at Sharp's Creek, McL'herson county, 

vi. Robert; d. unm. 

XXX. John McOormick,^ (John,* Thomas, ^ Thomas, 2 

James,!) })_ December 20, 1802 ; d. August 6, 1869, at Milton, 

Pa. ; m. April 23, 1825, Martha Giffen.' They had issue : 

i. Robert, b. September, 1826; d. December, 1828. 
ii. Ann-Elizabeth, b. June, 1828; m. John L. Watson; reside 

at Milton, Pa. 
Hi. John, b. April, 1831 ; m. 1855, Rebecca Yincent ; reside at 

Mt. Yernon, O. 
iv. Mary-G., b. April, 1833. 

V. James-S., b. February, 1835; d. February, 1837. 
vi. Margaret, b. 1840; m. Dr. James P. McCleary, and had 

four children. 
vii. William, b. December, 1845; killed at the battle of Mur- 

freesboro', January 1, 1863. 

XXXI. William McCormick, 5 (John,* Thomas, ^ Thomas, 2 
James,!) b. March 13, 1805 ; d. in 1884, at Centreville, Mich. ; 
m. October 6, 1828, Rachel Slote. They had issue : 

McCormick Family. 411 

i. William-Edwin, b. February 19, 1830; d. December 20, 

a. Sarah-J., b. March 21, 1831 ; m. June 16, 1859, B. F. Dres- 

Hi. Clara-Ann, b. Septembei- 18, 1833; d. October 14, 1838. 
io. James-Slote, b. October 12, 1835; m. March 28, 1865, Mary 

F. Emery; reside at Knoxville, Tenn. 
V. John, b. January 4, 1841 ; d. February 17, 1841. 
vi. Martha-E., (twin,) b. January 4, 1841. 
vii. Hannah-G., b. June 4, 1843; m. January 29, 1867, Rev. 

William H. Blair, a Presbyterian clergyman. 

XXXII. Egbert McCormick, s (James, ^ James, ^ Thomas, ^ 
James, ^) b. February 6. 1805, in Cumberland county. Pa.; d. 
January 24, 1877, in Chariton, Iowa ; studied medicine, and, 
at the age of twenty-two or twenty-three, located in Sharon, 
Mercer county, Penn'a; after the death of his wife, he removed 
to Chariton ; he m. in 1829, Susan Ulp, who d. in 1847. 
They had issue : 

i. James-Oliver, b. October 3, 1830; d. s. p. 
ii. Elizabeth, h. November, 1832; d. March, 1876. 
Hi. WiUiam-Laughlin, b. November, 1834; d. March, 1884. 
iv. Alhert-TJlp, b. May 4, 1837 ; m. and had issue. 

V. Margaret, b. April 24, 1840. 
vi. Robert- Br y son, b. 1843; d. in infancy. 
vii. Emily, b. June, 1846. 

XXXIII. James McCormick. 5 (William,^ James, ^ Tliomas,^ 
James,') b. February 24, 1801, near Silvers Spriug, Cumber- 
land county. Pa. ; d. January 19, 1870, at Harrisburg, Pa. 
When less than five years of age, he lost his father by a fatal 
accident. Paternal care thus devolved upon his mother, a bright, 
determined woman, and by her his preparatory studies were 
carefully made, fitting him at an early age for Princeton Col- 
lege, where he graduated with reputation, and began the study 
of law with Andrew Carothers, Esq., of Carlisle. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar of Cumberland county in 1823, and to that 
of Dauphin county at the August term, 1825. His most suc- 
cessful career never faltered as long as he was able to give 
his professional duties any attention, and, indeed, followed him 
after his retirement from all active pursuits. He served in the 

412 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

borough council a long time, and was president of that body, 
also, of the Dauphin Deposit bank, of the Harrisburg cemetery, 
of the Harrisburg bridge company, and one of the trustees of 
the Pine Street Presbyterian church. In all these positions he 
was a cautious and able adviser. He uniformly declined can- 
didature for office, as also offers of the higher honors of his pro- 
fession. Upon his retirement, he gave the powers of his active 
mind to the management of a large estate, consisting of furnaces, 
rolling-mills, grist-mills, and farms. All these interests were 
successful, and, notwithstanding his physical disability, con- 
ducted in a masterly and systematic manner. Mr. McCormick 
m. in 1830, Eliza Buehler, b. November 11, 1806, at Erie, 
Pa. ; d. December 25, 1877, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; only daughter 
of George Buehler and Maria Nagle. She was, indeed, a most 
estimable woman. To each noble charity, benevolent enter- 
prise, philanthropic movement. Christian endeavor. Hospital or 
Home in the city of Harrisburg she was a friend, promoter and 
benefactor. From no good cause or charitable work or needy 
poor did she withhold her hand or deny her bounty. Mr. and 
Mrs. McCormick had issue: 

43. %. Henry, b. March 10, 1831 ; m. Annie Criswell. 

44. it. James, b. October 31, 1832; m. Mary Wilson Alricks. 

45. in. Mary, b. October 10, 1834; ra. James Donald Cameron. 

XXXIY. Robert McCormick, s (William, ^ Robert, ^ 
Thomas, 2 James, ^) b. July 13, 1802, in Augusta county, Va. ; 
d. December 4, 1879 ; resided on a farm near Old Providence 
Presbyterian church in the county named ; m. March 4, 1824, 
Sarah Steel, b. December 4, 1804, and is yet [1885] living. 
They had issue : 

i. . William- Steel, b. January 17, 1825. 
ii. Nathaniel-Davis, b. December 3, 1826. 
iii. Mary-Jane, b. December 22, 1828. 
iv. JSo&ert-J.Zfa;aHfZer, b. July 23, 1831. 
V. Saralx-Martha, b. December 22, 1833. 
vi. John- Addison, b. February 4, 1837. 
vii. Meheeca-Jane, b. November 17, 1810. 
via. Virginia, b. August 15, 1843. 
ix. Phoebe-Ann, b. September 12, 1845. 

McCormich Family. 413 

XXXy. JohkR McCoemick," (James, s William, ^ Robert, ^ 
Thomas, ^ James, ^ ) b. August 6, 1806, in Virginia ; d. Sep- 
tember 7, 1854, in Gallia county, 0. ; m. in 1827, Saeah Wad- 
dell, b. August 19, 1810. They bad issue : 

i. William., b. October 22, 1828 ; m.,' first, Catharine Hanson ; 
secondly, Hannah Blake. 

a. James- A., b. Jnly 23, 1830; d. February 3, 1831. 

Hi. John- W., b. December 20, 1831 ; m., first, Caroline Mills ; 
secondly, Sarah Mills. 

iv. Mary-W., b. August 17, 1838 ; m. John T. Halliday. 
V. Samuel-R., h. January 6, 1836; d. September 13, 1836. 

vi. Sarah-E., b. September 12, 1837; m. John S. Mills. 

vii. Irene-E.,h. November 24, 1839 ; m. William G. Mills ; re- 
side in Columbus, O. 
viii. Martha-Ellen, b. June 16, 1843; d. May 15, 1871 ; m. Wil- 
liam Graham. 

ix. Charles-II., b. April 13, 1847; m. Augusta Halliday. 

[x. Caroline-Isabella, b. March 11, 1850 ; d. November 24, 1850. 

\xi. Eomaine-E.,h. June 25, 1852; m. Dr. Edwin S. Rickets; 
reside in Portsmouth, O. 

xii. [Son, twin,] b. June 28, 1852 ; d. 1852. 

XXXYI. Cyeus Hall McCoemick, ^ (Robert,^ Robert, ^ 
Thomas, 2 James, ^) b. February 16, 1809, on the old. home- 
stead, Walnut Grove farm, Rockbridge county, Va.. ; d. Tues- 
day, May 13, 1884, at his residence on Rush street, Chicago, 
111. He received a common school education through private 
teachers and a district subscription school of the neighborhood. 
In 1831, he visited Kentucky, endeavoring to introduce a hemp 
brake, invented by his father, but met with little success. Three 
years after, in connection with his father and a Mr. Black, he 
built and operated Cotopaxa iron furnace, four miles from his 
father's residence, but the enterprise proved a failure owing to 
the dishonesty of Black and the depression caused by the panic 
of 1837, and almost brought about the entire financial ruin of 
his father, who had furnished the capital. He subsequently 
left for the north and west for the purpose of introducing a 
reaper. In 1845, he contracted with a firm in Brockport, N. Y., 
who built the McCormick reapers for several years. He and 
his brother, Leander, built one hundred in Cincinnati, O., for 
the harvest of 1847. In 1846, he was attracted to Chicago by 

414 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the superior advantages offered bj that city, and erected the 
first reaper factory in the West, near the mouth of the Chicago 
river. Seven hundred grain reapers were manufactured in those 
works for the harvest of 1848. In 1848 and 1849, fifteen hun- 
dred machines were manufactured for the harvest of 1849, and 
found a ready sale in the great and rapidly growing wheat 
fields tributary to the Garden City. In 1850, his brother, 
William S. McCormick, was induced to settle in Chicago, and, 
from 1850 to 1859, the affairs were conducted in the name of 
C. H. McCormick, his two brothers being employed on salaries. 
In 1851, Mr. McCormick visited the World's Fair, at London, 
and was awarded the council medal for the McCormick reaper. 
Afterwards at Paris, in 1855, and at other international exhibi- 
tions in Europe and America he was awarded the first prize. 
From that time onward, the business has increased wonderfully, 
until the yearly sales now aggregate over fifty thousand machines. 
In 1859, Mr. McCormick proposed to the general assembly of 
the Presbyterian church, held at Indianapolis, to endow the 
several chairs of the Theological Seminary on condition that it 
be located in Chicago. To this original endowment he after- 
wards contributed as the necessities of the institution demanded, 
and his beneficence has placed it on a sure and permanent basis. 
In 1878, he went to Paris to receive the grand prize of that 
renowned exposition for the McCormick reaping and self- 
binding machine, while, at the time, the rank of the Legion 
of Honor was conferred upon him, and he was also elected a 
corresponding member of the French academy of sciences. 
While in Paris, he suffered from a dangerous carbuncle on his 
neck, but. owing to his vigorous constitution and most careful 
nursing, after a slow convalescence of five months, he recovered. 
During the next four years, changes of residence in search of 
climate suited to his condition gave him comparative comfort, 
and, although his physical infirmities were increasing, his mental 
faculties remained unimpaired until life's close. Mr. McCor- 
mick was a true representative American. With the spirit of 
enterprise, success in business, he was withal benevolent and 
philanthropic, and the world is the better for having the inheri- 

McCormick Family. 415 

tance of sucn a name and such noble deeds. Cyrus H. McCor- 
mick m. in 1858, Nettie Fowlee, b. February 21, 1835, 
daughter of Melzar Fowler, of Jefferson countj^, N. Y. They 
had issue : 

i. Cyrus-Hall, Jr., b. May 16, 1859. 
a. Mary-Virginia, b. May 5, 1861. 
Hi. Bobert, h. October 27, 1864; d. December, 1865. 
iv. Anita- Eugenie, b. July 4, 1866. 

V. Alice, b. May 15, 1870; d. January, 1871. 
vi. Harold, b. May 2, 1872. 
vii. Stanley -Eobert, b. November 2, 1874. 

XXXYII. William Sanderson McCormick, ^ (Robert,^ 
Robert,^ Thomas,^ James,^) b. November 2, 1815, in Rock- 
bridge county, Ya. ; d. September 27, 1865, at Jacksonville, 
111 ; buried in Graceland cemetery, near Chicago. He acquired 
a good education in the ordinary branches through private 
teachers and at a neighboring school. He was a bright scholar, 
and, at an early age, became an important and valuable assis- 
tant to his father, taking charge of the farming operations and 
accounts, thus relieving him from much care and enabling him 
to devote most of his time to mechanical and manufacturing 
pursuits. To him the renewed prosperity of the family was 
largely due after the financial reverses of his father in 1837. 
He was a progressive man in whatever he did, and in his early 
farming operations he adopted the best and latest improve- 
ments. Upon the death of his father in 1846, he inherited 
the home farm. However, in 1850, at the solicitation of his 
brother, Cyrus, he removed to Chicago, where he assumed the 
management of the reaper business already established. In 
1859, he acquired one fourth interest, and much of its great 
and continued success is owing to his untiring skill, energy, 
and executive ability. Soon after the breaking out of the war 
of the Rebellion, he anticipated a great rise in property and 
values, and, taking advantage of the situation, he bought for 
the firm a large amount of Chicago real estate in what is now 
the heart of the city. The wisdom of this action was soon ap- 
parent, and the firm realized a very large profit from this in- 
vestment. From the effects of close and unremitting applica- 

416 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

tion to business and great nervous strain, Mr. McCormick fin- 
ally broke down, and, in the spring of 1865, was compelled to 
give up all business, but to no purpose. Personally, he was of 
a cheerful disposition, quick spoken, and although diffident, 
was among his friends a most interesting and agreeable man. 
Mr. McCormick m. in June, 1846, Maey Ann Grigsby, daugh- 
ter of Reuben Grigsby, a prominent farmer who resided on his 
handsome estate called Hickory Hill, between Lexington and 
the Natural Bridge, in Rockbridge county, Va., where Mrs. 
McCormick was born. They had issue : 

i. Bobert- Sanderson, b. July 26,'1849 ; resides in Chicago, 111.; 
m. June 8, 1876, Katharine Medill, daughter of Joseph 
Medill, of Cliicago, and had issue: 

1. Joseph-Medill, b. 1877. 

2. Katrina, b. 1879. 

3. liobert, b. 1880. 

n. William-Grigsby, b. June 3, 1851 ; resides in Cliicago, 111.; m 
October, 1873, Eleanor Brooks, daughter of Walter 
Brooks of Baltimore, and had issue: 

1. Carrie, b. July 24, 1874. 

2. William S-, b. November 22, 1875; d. January 1, 


3. Marij-Grigshy, b. July 18, 1878. 

4. Walter-Brooks, b. September 10, 1880. 

5. Eleanor- Harryman, b. November 7, 1882. ' 

6. Ckauncey -Brooks, b. December 7, 1884. 

Hi. Emma-Louise, b. October 14, 1854; m. June 18, 1878, Perry 
H. Smith, Jr., son of Hon. Perry H. Smith, Sr., of Chi- 
cago, and had issue (surname Smith): 

1. Perry-H., b. March 18, 1879; d. in infancy. 

2. E lib y-Mc Corn dck, b. September 11, 1880. 

3. Perry-Herbert, b. March 29, 1885. 

iv. Anna-Beubenia, b. May 22, 1860; m. May 29, 1882, Edward 
Blair, son of William Blair, of Chicago, and had issue 
(surname Blair) : 

1. Edith, b. May 5, 1883. 

2. William-McCormick, b. May 2, 1884. 

V. Lucy-Yiryinia, b. April 11, 1864; resides in Chicago. 

XXXYIII. Mary Caroline McCormick, ^ (Robert,^ 
Robert, 2 Thomas, ^ James, ^) b. April 18, 1817, in Rockbridge 
county, Ya. She received a good early education through pri- 
vate teachers, and completed her course of studies at Staunton. 

McCormick Family. 417 

After the death of her husband, she removed to Chicago, where 
she now resides. She m. May 11, 1847, Eev. James Shields, 
b. December 11, 1812, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ; d. August 19, 1862, 
in Prairie du Chien, Wis. ; son of James Shields and Frances 
Perry. His parents came to America from county Tyrone, 
Ireland, in 181 1. His father was a contractor and builder by 
occupation", and, in religion, a strict Presbyterian. Mr. Shields 
received a collegiate education at Western University, Pitts- 
burgh, where he graduated in 1830. After completing a full 
term at the Theological Seminary of the United Presbyterian 
church, he was licensed to preach April 2, 1834. In the spring 
of 1835, he was ordained pastor of the congregations of Fer- 
managh and Tuscarora, in Juniata county, Pa., and continued 
to preach to the first-named church until his death. He never 
enjoyed robust health, and, in July, 1862, at the solicitation of 
his brother-in-law, William S. McCormick, he left home for a 
season of recreation among the streams and lakes of Minnesota, 
but, on reaching Prairie du Chien, he was taken seriously ill, 
and died there. Mr. Shields had been previously married ; 
first, January 20, 1839, Hannah McKinstry, who died a year 
after; he m., secondly, Mary K. Grracy, who left one child, 
Mary- Q racy ^ now married to William J. Wallace, of Newville, 
Pa. James Shields and Mary Caroline McCormick had issue 
(surname Shields) : 

i. James-Hall, b. June 1, 1849; resides in Cliicago, 111.; m. 
October 17, 1878, Nellia Manville Culver, of Chicago, and 
had issue (surname Shields) : 

1. Irene, b. November 1, 1879. 

2. Nellie- Caroline, b. February 8, 1881. 

3. James-Culver, b. July 31, 1882. 

4. Viola, b. February 27, 1884. 

ii. Amanda-McCoi-mick, h. December 25, 1850 ; m. November 
23, 1880, Harry C. Tillman, of Detroit, Mich. ; and had 
issue (surname Tillman) : 

1. Camline-Hogarth, b. August 22, 1881 ; d. March 
22, 1882. 
Hi. Cyrus- Sanderson, b. September 30, 1852; d. December 14, 

XXXIX. Leander James McCormick, 5 (Robert,'* Robert, ^ 
Thomas, 2 James, i) b. February 8, 1819, at the family home- 

418 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

stead, AValmit Grove. Rockbridge county, Va. He received 
an education in the ordinary branches of study through private 
teachers. As a young man, his time was mostly employed in 
his father's shop, where he developed considerable mechanical 
talent. A number of valuable improvements were made by 
him to the McCormick reaper at an early day. In 1847, he 
went to Cincinnati, O., w^here, in partnership wnth his brother, 
Cyrus, he built one hundred reapers for the harvest of that 
year. In the spring of 1846, he removed with his family to 
Chicago, where he took charge of the manufacturing depart- 
ment of the reaper business, acquiring one sixth interest in the 
same. From 1850 to 1859, he held the same position on a 
salary. In 1859, he and his brother, William S., became in- 
terested in the business to the extent of one fourth each, the 
firm becoming C. IT. McCormick & Bros. After William S. 
McCormick's death, he acquired a full one third interest. He 
is now vice president of the McCormick Harvesting Machine 
Company, but takes no active part in the business. By the 
Chicago fire of 1871, he lost his home and other valuable pro- 
perty, but, by energy and activity, soon rebuilt nearly all his 
buildings, personally planning and superintending the construc- 
tion of the new McCormick reaper w^orks. A few years since, 
he decided to make a contribution to the cause of science in his 
native State. The result was the donation by him of a magnifi- 
cent refractor telescope, the second largest of its kind in the 
world, to the University of Virginia, at Charlottesville. He re- 
sides in the city of Chicago. Mr. McCormick m. October 6, 
1845, Henrietta Hamilton, b. May 25, 1822 ; daughter of 
John Hamilton, of Rockbridge county, Va. They had issue : 

i. Eobert-Hall, b. September 6, 1847; m. June 1, 1871, Sarah 
Lord Day, of New York, and had issue: 

1. HenricUa-Hamiltnn, b. February 22, 1872. 

2. Eliza-Day, b. July 11, 1873. 

3. Bobert-Hall, Jr., b. July 10, 1878. 

4. Fhoebe-Lord, h. October 6, 1879. 
u. Maria. 

m. Henrutta-L., b. April 27, 1857; m. JSTovember 14, 18S3, 
Frederick E. Goodhart, of London, England, and luid 
issue (surname Goodhart) : 

McCormick Family. 419 

1. Leamler-McOormicTc, b. August 10, 1884. 
iv. Leander-HamUton , b. May 27, 1859. 

XL. Amanda J. McCormick, ^ (Eobert,* Eobert,^ Thomas, ^ 
James. ^) b. September 17, 1822, in Rockbridge county, Ya. ; 
resides in the city of Chicago, III — a woman remarkable for 
her beautiful Christian character and unselfish devotion to her 
family, whose example and influence are felt by all who sur- 
round her, and her rare qualities acknowledged by a large 
circle of warm friends and relatives. She married May 8, 
1845, Hugh Adams, b. February 10, 1820, in Rockbridge 
county, Va. ; d. March 10, 1880, in Chicago, 111., son of James 
Adams. His father was a man of fine mind, intelligent and 
highly respected — a brother of Senator Robert Adams from 
Tennessee. His jnother was a most industrious, practical 
woman, and a devoted Christian. While a resident of Vir- 
ginia, Hugh Adams was a successful merchant, and one of the 
most popular business men of that State. Soon after his mar- 
riage, he removed to Keer's Creek, Rockbridge county, where 
he engaged in merchandise. In 1857, he went to Chicago, 
where he became interested in the grain commission business, 
and known as the principal of the firm McCormick, Adams & 
Co. For twenty-three years he was prominently identified with 
the commercial prosperity of Chicago. His reputation in com- 
mercial circles was of the very best, and his name was looked 
upon as the synonym of all that was honorable and upright in 
business transactions. He was a consistent member of 
the Fourth Presbyterian church, of Chicago, and an ardent 
lover of its meetings, and of all its work for the Master, at the 
time of his death. A man of simple, unostentatious tastes and 
habits, and of tender sj^mpathy for the poor. Mr. and Mrs. 
Adams had issue (surname Adams) : 

i. Mary-Caroline, b. April 21, 1846, in Rockbridge county, 
Va.; m. June 8, 1869, in Chicago, 111., John E. Chapman, 
of Wareliouse Point, Conn., b. September 1, 1836, and d. 
January 4, 1882, in Kew York city, and had issue (sur- 
name Chapman) : 

1. Anna, b. June 21, 1870, in Chicago, 111. 

2. John-Adams, b. June 29, 1873, in Chicago, III. 

420 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

a. Bohert-McVormick, b. October 21, 1847, in Rockbridge 
county, Va.; m. October 21, 1874, in St. Louis, Mo., Vir- 
ginia Claiborne ; and had issue (surname Adams) : 

1. Ilitgh-Claihorne, b. September 6, 1875, at St. 

Louis, Mo. 

2. Mildred-Kyle, b. October 20, 1877, at St. Louis, 


3. A7nanda-McC.,h. August 26, 1880, at Old Sweet 

Springs, Va. 

4. Natalie, b. October 19, 1882, at Webster Groves, 


5. Virginia- Claihoi-ne^h. August 3, 1885, at Web- 

ster Groves, Mo. 
Hi. Cyrus-Hall, b. February 21, 1849, in Eockbridge county, 
Va.; m. September 26, 1878, in Chicago, 111., Emma J. 
Blair, dangiiter of Lyman Blair ; and had issue (sur- 
name Adams) : 

1. Cyrus-Hall, b. July 30, 1881, in Chicago, 111. 

ii\ James-W.,h. January 2, 1853, in Rockbridge county, Va. 

V. Sarah-Ella, b. March 10, 1855, in Rockbridge county, Va. 

ri. Hiigh-L., b. May 5, 1857, in Rockbridge county, Va.; ra. 

; Islovember, 1881, in Milwaukee, Wis,, Susan Kirby; 

and had issue (surname Adams ): 

1. liuglh, b. August 2, 1882, in Chicago, 111. 

2. Lita, b. September 21, 1883, in Milwaukee, Wis. 
vii. Edicard- Shields, b. December 12, 1859, in Chicago, 111. 

via. Amanda-Virginia, b. March 3, 1862, in Chicago, 111. 

XLI. Richard Cunningham McCoemick, *' (Hugli,^ 
James,* Hugh,^ Hugh,- James, i) b. December 5, 1803, in the 
city of New York; d. October 28, 1857; and, during all his 
life, was actively engaged in business in that city, being, for a 
number of years, secretary of the Merchant's Exchange. He 
m. June 16, 1831, Saeah Matilda Deckee, of New York, 
who survived him twenty-one years, dying at her residence in 
Jamaica, Long Island, January 11, 1878. They had issue : 

46. i. Eichard- Cunningham, h. May 2S,18S2; m., first, Margaret 
G. Hunt ; secondly, Elizabeth Thurman. 
ii. Alfred -Becker, b. November 27, 1834; m. November 27, 
1865, Sarah Elizabeth Van Wicklen, of Woodhaven, L. I., 
who d. October 1, 1874, and had issue : 

1. Eichard-Cunningham, b. December 4, 1866. 
m. Isabella-Frances, b. January 6, 1836; d. July 6, 1841. 

McCormick Family. 421 

iv. Sarah-Matilda, b. December 12, 1838; m. June 23, 1864, 
Dexter H. Walker, and had issue (surname Walker) : 
1. Edith-May, b. May 29, 1874. 
V. Mary-Louisa, b. July 22, 1841. 

vi. William-Henry, b. October 6, 1846; d. June 8, 1850. 
vii. Florence-Nightingale, b. September 3, 1855. 

XLII. John McCormick, 6 (Hugh, 5 James, ^ Hugh,^ Hugh,^ 
James, 1) b. January 15, 1818, in the city of New York; in 
■ 1845, became secretary of the Atlantic Dock Company, Brook- 
lyn, an office which, after the lapse of forty years, he still [1885] 
occupies; he m. February 17, 1845, Caroline Pilsbury, 
daughter of John and Abigail Eliot Pilsbury, of Newburyport, 
Mass. They had issue : 

i. Eliot, b. May 5, 1849 ; entered Columbia College, N". Y., in 
1866 ; was secretary to Andrew H. Green, comptroller of 
the city of Xew York from 1873 to 1876; editor of the 
Christian Union, 1877-1882, and of Neio York Observer, 
1883: now engaged in business in New York. 
ii. Isabella-Esther, b. August 29, 1853; m. January 16, 1883, 
Edgar Wade Abbot, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and had issue 
(surname Abbot) : 

1. Helen-Barbara, b. September 13, 1884. 

XLIJI. Henry McCormick, ^ (James, ^ William,-^ James, ^ 
Thomas, 2 James, i) b. March 10, 1831, in Harrisburg, Penn'a. 
He received his education at the Harrisburg Academy, Part- 
ridge's Military Institute, and graduated at Yale College in 
1852. Upon his return from college, he commenced the study 
of the law with his father. His taste being for a more stirring 
pursuit, he gave it up and learned the iron business at Bead- 
ing furnace, now Robesonia, at the first opportunity purchasing 
an interest in the Henry Clay and Eagle furnaces, near Marietta, 
Lancaster county. In 1857, Paxtang furnace came under his 
management, and, in 1866, the nail-works at Fairview, in Cum- 
berland county, at the mouth of the Conedoguinit creek, which 
he has successfully conducted since. In 1865, before a rail- 
way spanned the continent, he crossed the great plain and 
mountain range to the Pacific coast, returning by the Isthmus 
of Panama. In 1877, he visited Europe. ' Long before these 
journeys, he had shown his devotion to his country. At the 

422 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

opening of the Rebellion, be offered bis life and services to tbe 
cause of patriotism, gathering a company of volunteers, com- 
pany F, Locbiel Grays, of tbe Twenty-fiftb regiment, Pennsyl- 
vania volunteers, in tbe three months' service. When tbis or- 
ganization was disbanded, he was at once chosen colonel of 
the First regiment, Pennsylvania militia, under Major General 
John F. Reynolds, by whom he was assigned to the command 
of the First brigade. The object of forming tbis division being 
accomplished by the contest at Antietam, it was mustered out 
of service. Under the act relative to a new geological survey 
of Pennsylvania, be was appointed by Governor Hartranft a 
commissioner, and by bis colleagues its treasurer. These posi- 
tions he occupies at present. As a co-trustee of bis fatber's 
estate, be has shown tact and judgment, and in the pursuit of 
all tbe business in which he is engaged, great energy and suc- 
cess. To all benevolent objects be is a most generous giver, 
without ostentation or publicity. As an evidence of tbe es- 
teem in which he is held, it may be stated that when a candi- 
date for Congress, in 1882, bis majority in bis native county 
was one hundred and lifty-nine, while his party was in a mi- 
nority of nearly fifteen hundred on the vote for otber offices. 
Colonel McCormick m. June 29, 1867, Annie Criswell, 
daughter of Jolin Vance Criswell and Hannah Dull. They 
bad issue: 

i. Henry-Buehler. 
ii. Vance, 
in. Mary ; d. s. p. 
iv. Hugh ; d. s. p. 
V. Annie. 

XLIV. James McCormick," (James, ^ Wilbam,* James, ^ 
Thomas, 2 James. ^) b. October 31, 1832, in Harrisburg, Pa. 
He was educated in the common schools, Captain Partridge's 
Military Institute, the Harrisburg Academy, graduating at 
Yale College in 1853 ; studied law under his father ; was ad- 
mitted to the bars of Daupbin and Cumberland counties, and 
practiced for several years. Upon the deatb of his father be 
became one of the trustees of his estate, a charge tbat absorbed 
his time and attention to sucb a degree that he abandoned his 

McCormick Family. 423 

profession. The magnitude of this estate, and the enterprises 
conducted under it, require caution, prudence, and judgment 
in its management. Mr. McCormick has shown all these quali- 
ties in the successful performance of his duties. He has never 
held political office, but, in the religious and charitable work 
of the day, occupies a conspicuous position. He has been an 
elder in the Pine Street Presbyterian church from its founda- 
tion, in 1858, a successful Sunday-school tutor, president and 
trustee of the Young Men's Christian Association ; in all the 
active work of his denomination, a most efficient and liberal 
agent ; a large contributor to the Home for the Friendless in 
this city ; to all charitable objects ; and, from its opening, presi- 
dent of the Harrisburg hospital, one of its most active, atten- 
tive, and competent advisers. He m. May 26, 1859, at Harris- 
burgh, Penn'a, Mary Wilson Alricks, b. at Harrisburg, Pa. ; 
daughter of Herman Alricks and Mary Wilson Kerr, {see Al- 
ricks record.) They had issue: 

i. Herman- Alricks, b. June 3, 1860 ; d. January 25, 1867. 
ii. Henry. 
Hi. William. 
iv. James, 
V. Donald, 
vi. Eliza. 

vii. Mary-Kerr, h. March 18, 1874 ; d. May 7, 1877. 
via. Bohert. 

XLV. Mary McCormick,*' (James, ^ William,^ James, ^ 
Thomas, 2 James, ^)b. October 10, 1834; d. March 23, 1874, at 
Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. James Donald Cameron, b. 1833, in 
Middletown, Pa. ; son of Greneral Simon Cameron and Margaret 
Brua. He received a classical education, and studied at Prince- 
ton College. Upon leaving college, he entered the Middletown 
bank as clerk, of which he subsequently became cashier. From 
1866 to 1874, he was president of the Northern Central rail- 
road, in which latter year the road was leased to the Pennsyl- 
vania Eailroad Company. Greneral Grant appointed him Secre- 
tary of War, May 22, 1876, which office he held until the close of 
that administration. In 1876, he was a delegate to the National 
Republican Convention at Cincinnati, and, upon the resigna- 

424 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

tion of his father, General Cameron, as United States Senator, 
was elected by the Legislature to fill the vacancy, subsequently 
re-elected for the full term ending March 3, 1885, and again 
for the term ending March 3, 1891. They had issue (surname 
Cameron) : i •■; 'd '/ 

i. Eliza-McCormick- \ m. William H. Bradley, of Newark, 

ii. Virqinia-Bolette ; m. Lieutenant Alexander Rodgers, U. 
S. A., of New Jersey ; appointed Second lieutenant, 4th 
cavalry, June 16, 1875 ; First lieutenant, July 6, 1879. 

Hi. Mary. 

iv. James-McCormick. 

V. Margaretta-Brua. 

vi. Hachel-Burnside. 

Mr. Cameron m., secondly, May 9, 1878, Elizabeth Sher- 
man, daughter of Judge Sherman, of Cleveland, O. 

XLYI. EiCHARD Cunningham McCormick,''^ (Richard- 
Cunningham,^ Hugh,^ James, ^ Hugh,^ Hugh,^ James, ^) b. 
May 23, 1832. He was educated in ISTew York, and went, in 
1854, to the Crimean war as correspo indent for one of the New 
York journals. On his return, he published two volumes of 
travels, " A Yisit to the Camp before Sebastopol," and " St. 
Paul's to St. Sophia." In 1858 and 1859, he edited the " Young 
Men's Magazine," and was instrumental in founding the Young 
Men's Christian Association in this country, being for some 
time corresponding secretary of the New York organization. 
During the early months of the war of the Rebellion, he was 
with the Federal army in the field, as correspondent for the 
New York Evening Post. In 1861, President Lincoln appointed 
him chief clerk of the Department of Agriculture, and, in 1863, 
secretary of the Territory of Arizona. In 1866, he became 
Governor of the same Territory, from which he was elected, in 
the year 1869, delegate to Congress. In this capacity he served 
the Territory six years, while he also represented the Territory 
in the Republican National Convention of 1876, and in the 
Centennial Exhibition of the same year. During the presiden- 
tial campaign which immediately followed, he acted as secre- 
tary of the Republican National Committee, and, on the elec- 

McCormick Family. 425 

tion of Eutherford B. Hayes, was appointed assistant Secretary 
of the Treasury, which ill health subsequently obliged him to 
resign. In 1878, he became American Commissioner to the 
Paris Exposition, and on the successful completion of that ser- 
vice retired from public life. He m., first, Margaeet Gr. Hunt, 
who died April 30, 1867 ; and secondly, Elizabeth Thueman, 
daughter of Senator Allen Gr. Thurman, of Ohio. 

426 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. David McNair,^ b. in the parish of Donaghmore, county 
Donegal, Ireland, emigrated to America, in 1733, and took 
up 200 acres of land in then Derry township, Lancaster count}^ 
Province of Pennsylvania. He was the son of Alexander 
McNair,! a Scotch settler in the north of Ireland. Of his 
children we have no record. A brother, Egbert McNair, ^ 
came to Pennsylvania about 1737. He died prior to 1752, 
leaving a wife, and children as follows : 

2. i. Alexander, b. 1730 ; m. and liad issue. 
ii. ISamuel, b. 1732. 

m. Mary, b. 1734. 
iv. Robert, b. 1737, 

II. Alexander McNair,^ (Robert, ^ Alexander, i) b. in 
1730, in parish of Donaghmore, county Donegal, Ireland ; d. 
about the close of the 18th century near Pittsburgh ; m. a daugh- 
ter of Robert Dunning, and had issue : 

3. i. Alexander, b. 1774 ; m. Susanne Marguerite de Reilhe. 

ii. Dunning; m. and had Dunning, ot Washington City, m. 
Kitty Steele; Anna-Maria, m. Mr. Anderson, of Louis- 
ville, Ky. ; and Margaret, m. Mr. Steele, of the same place. 
Hi. David ; m. and had David, m. Miss Florettry ; and Ella. 
iv. Bobert; m. and had Mary, m, Mr. Minton ; Eliza, m. Mr. 

Baldwin of New Orleans ; and Bobert, of same place. 
V. Ezekiel ; located in or near Erie, Penn'a. 

III. Alexander McNair, 4 (Alexander, 3 Robert, ^ Alex- 
ander,^) b. in 1774, in Derry township, Lancaster, now Dauphin 
county, Penn'a ; cl. March 18, 1826, at St. Louis, Missouri. 
He received a fair English and classical education under Joseph 
Hutchinson, whose remains are interred in old Derry grave- 
yard, and w^ho was a superior teacher. He subsequently at- 
tended a term at the Philadelphia College, now University of 

McNair of Berry. 427 

Pennsylvania, but his father djnng, he was called home to the 
paternal farm in Deny. The mother shortly after deceased, 
and the sons, Dunning and Alexander, agreed to settle their 
parent's estate in a novel manner — that whosoever would be 
the victor in a fair encounter, should be the owner of the home- 
stead. Alexander received a severe whipping at the hands of 
his brother, to which he afterwards acknowledged he owed the 
honor of being Governor of Missouri. In 1799, through the 
influence of Senator William Maclay, of Harrisburg, he received 
the appointment of lieutenant of infantry in the U. S. Army, 
having formerly served as lieutenant in command of a company 
from Dauphin county in the Whiskey Insurrection of 1794. 
In 1804, he went to the Missouri Territory, then recently ac- 
quired, where he served a number of years as U. S. Commissary, 
stationed at St. Louis. In a St. Louis tax list for 1811, he ap- 
pears taxed for one of the nineteen "carriages of pleasure" 
then held in that city. '" In 1812, he was appointed adjutant 
and inspector general, and during the war with England, was 
a colonel of Missouri militia in the United States service. The 
name of Alexander McISTair appears among a list of merchants 
and traders in 1817, doing business in St. Louis. He was 
the first Governor of Missouri, holding office from 1820, when 
the State government was formed, to 1824. At the expiration 
of his term of office he filled an important position in the Indian 
department He died in St. Louis, March 18, 1826, aged fifty- 
two years, and his remains rest in Calvary cemetery, that city. 
He was a man of great popularity, and strict integrity, and left 

* We learn that Gov. Mcl^air resided at one time on the corner of 
Main and Spruce streets, St. Louis, in a double house, two rooms deep, 
with servants' quarters outside. This house was built of logs set up- 
right, as the French custom was. It was surrounded by a wide veran- 
da, supported by cedar posts, with a neat i-ailing around it. This house 
was daguerrotyped by Easterly wlien in a state of extreme dilapida- 
tion, and about to be pulled down, and often appears in the public 
prints as " the residence of Gov. McNair, the first Governor of Mis- 
souri. " At the time he held office, and prior, he lived in a house 
west of Broadway, in what was then the northern suburbs ; with im- 
proved grounds and an avenue bordered with roses, leading to the 
front entrance. It was at a later date, locally known as the " Uiddle 

428 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

to his family an honored name. Grovernor McNair married, in 
1805, SusANNE Maeguerite de Reilhe, a native of St. Louis, 
She was the daughter of Antoine and Stella (Camp) de Reilhe, 
and granddaughter of the Rev. Dr. Camp, formerly of Amherst 
county and parish, Virginia, and the first Episcopalian minister 
to move as far west, as the Mississippi of whom there is any 
record. Dr. Camp went with George Rogers Clarke's expedi- 
tion in 1778, as far as Louisville, where Clarke abandoned his 
boats and crossed the country to Kaskaskia. Dr. Camp de- 
scended the river to ISTatchez, and the next year returned and 
settled at Kaskaskia, where he died April 20, 1786. The same 
year his widow, Mrs. Ann (Olivier) Camp and her four daugh- 
ters, one of whom had just married Antoine de Reilhe, moved 
to St. Louis, where the future Mrs. McNair was born January, 
1787. The father of Mrs. ISTcNair was a French gentleman of 
position, with very polished manners, and his wife dying early, 
he devoted himself to the education of his three children. Mrs. 
McNair, the eldest, was highly educated for that time, and pos- 
sessed manners of extreme elegance. She married Mr. McNair 
when eighteen years of age, and her bridal trip was to accom- 
pany her husband on horseback to Pittsburgh, where he went 
on business and to visit some relatives. After some months 
they returned in boats, which were taking government supplies 
to western posts. She survived her husband thirty-seven years, 
and left but four of her large family living. She died in St. 
Louis, June 17, 1863, and rests in Calvary cemetery by the side 
of her husband. They had issue: 

i. [a dau.'\ ; d, at the age of seventeen. 

a. [a son] ; d, at the age of fifteen. 

in. Dunning ; killed by lightning, June 3, 1831, 

iv. Alexander -W . \ d, 1849, at Santa Fe, New Mexico ; served 

ill the Mexican war, 
V. Frederick:, d. in August, 1833, in New Orleans, of yellow 

vi. Antoine- Beilhe ; m, three times ; of the first marriage, there 
was one son, Dr, McNair, who d, in 1880 ; of the second 
marriage, is Commander McNair, U, S, Navy, residing 
at Saratoga, N, Y, ; the last wife and children reside in 
St, Louis. 

McNair of Derry. 


Margaret-Caroline \ m. first, Charles D. Ward, a surveyor 
and civil engineer, of Maryland ; m. secondly, John Gar- 
rison, of Philadelphia, and resided there until his death ; 
resides in St. Louis with two children, and has one 
daughter, a nun in the Convent of the Sacred Heart. 

Louise; m. Judge Samuel Jones, of Pittsburgh, Pa., where 
she resides. 

Lafayette ; served in the Mexican war ; d. in 1854, at Kew 
Orleans, of yellow fever. 

Stella ; m. Jules Cabanne, of St. Louis, a grandson of 
Charles Gratiot, on whose porch the transfer of the 
Western country was made to Captain Stoddard for the 
United States ; Mr. Cabanne died about 1873, and his 
widow and three children reside in St. Paul, Minn. 

430 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. Thomas McIS1air,i probably a grandson of David McNair 
referred to in the preceding record, b. in 1737, in the parish of 
Donaghrnore, county Donegal, Ireland ; d. July 25, 1830, in 
Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penn'a ; emigrated to 
America about the year 1762. and took up land in Hanover 
township. From some documen ts in possession of his descendants 
he left brothers, William and Robert, in Ireland. A certificate 
of character and church membership, signed by Benjamin 
Holmes and dated Donaghmore, 20th August, 1762, states that 
"Thomas McNair was born and educated in this parish; a de- 
scendant of an ancient Protestant family, deservedly esteemed 
in their country, has industriously followed his business, and 
always maintained an unexceptionable moral character, and was 
admitted to church privileges with us." He was a soldier of the 
Revolution and a leading man in Hanover for half a century. 
He was twice married, first Ann Wallace, b. March 15, 1748 ; 
d. September 22, 1793, in Hanover; daughter of Robert Wal- 
lace and Mary Clyde, {see Wallace of Hanover.) They had 
issue : 

i. Mary, b. 1772; d. December 2, 1774. 
ii. Martha, b. August 12, 1774; ; m. Samuel Sturgeon, of Sliip- 

Hi. Bohert, b. May 13, 1777 ; d. in 1800 or 1801, in St. Domingo, 
of yellow fever ; unm. 

2. iv. FFi/Ham, b. May 24, 1780; m. Edith Bartles. 

V. James, b. January 13. 1783 ; d. October 1, 1799. 

3. vi. Moses, b. June 11, 1785; m. Martha Williamson. 

vii. Ann, b. August 17, 1787 ; d. May 28, 1841, near Berwick, 
Penn'a ; unm. 

4. via. Thomas, b. March 10, 1790; m. Agnes Ferguson. 

Thomas McNair m. secondly, Mary Strain, b. 1758, in Han- 
over ; d. October 22, 1821, in Hanover; buried beside her hus- 
band, his first wife, and children, in old Derry Church grave- 
yard. They had issue : 

McNair of Hanover. 431 

ix. John-Andrew, b. May 13, 1797; d. June 12, 18-i6, at the 
residence of his brother, William, near Dayton, O., and 
buried in Bath church grave-yard. 
X. Mary, b. September 1, 1798 ; d. October 18, 1864, in Indiana ; 
m. William Baird, of Hanover; left no issue. 

xi. Bober t- Wallace, h. Ku^wst 19,1800; d. in Boston, Mass., 

a few years after liis marriage ; m. Eliza ■ — , and had 

Ann, v^iio, vs^ith her mother, reside in Boston. 

II. William McNair, ^ (Thomas, i) b. May 2-i, 1780, in 
Hanover township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Penn'a ; 
d. October 23, 1842, near Dayton, Ohio ; m. June 16, 1829, 
Edith Bartles ; d. September 2, 1872. They had issue : 

i. Jfa?'<7arei, b. April 8,1830; m. William H. Kendall, and 

iiad issue (surname Kendall), Charles- A., Jaynes, George- 

F., and Alverdie. 
ii. T/iomas, b. October 23, 1832 ; resides in Marion, Ind.; m. 

Miss Overmier, of Columbus, O., and had issue. 
Hi. John, b. August 25, 1835; d. July 15, 1877 ; unm. 
iv. William, b. May 17, 1838; m. Anna Landon, of Piqua, 

Ohio, and had Robert. 
V. Anna-Mary, (twin,) b. May 17, 1838; d. ISTovember 5, 1855. 
vi. James, b. May 27, 1841 ; killed October 19, 1864, at battle 

of Cedar Creek ; buried in Bath grave-yard beside his 


III. Moses McNair,^ (Thomas,^) b. Junell, 1785, in Han- 
over townsliip, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Penn'a ; re- 
moved, in 1811, to the Mad Eiver country, Ohio, where he died ; 
m, Martha Williamson. They had issue : 

i. Thomas; a physician who settled in St. Louis, now retired 

from practice ; m. and had issue. 
ii. Ann; m. in October, 1836, George Mossier, a mercliant of 

Fairfield, O., and had issue (surname Mossier), Buena, 

Ella, and a son, d. in childhood. 
Hi. Edith; was twice married; her second husband, 

Webster, and had issue, 
io. Margaret ; m. James McCord, of St. Louis, and had issue 

(surname McCord), Edna. 

IV. Thomas McNair,^ (Thomas, i) b. March 10, 1790, in 
Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penn'a ; d. July 23, 1847, 
at Berwick, Penn'a, of cholera contracted while on a visit to 
Tennessee just previous; m. December 7, 1819, Agnes Fer- 

432 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

GUSON, b. March 14, 1795, iu Hanover; d. July 20, 1848, at 
Berwick, Penn'a ; daughter of David Fergnson and Jean (Hen- 
derson) Rodgers, {see Ferguson record.) Thev had issue : 

i. Jane- Ferguson; m. May 5, 1841, William Wilson Righter, 
M. D. ; d. at Beaver Meadows, Carbon county, Penn'a, 
and had seven children, of whom only three are living 
(surname Righter) ; 

1. Uiqohemia-McFee:, m. Arthur P. Wood, of 

Omaha, Neb. 

2. Thomas- McNair\ m. Gerti'ude Leisenring, of 

Mount Carmel, Penn'a. 

3. John-M., civil engineer on Union Pacific E. R. 

in Arizona. 

4. Annie-M. , d. at Mauch Chunk, Pa. : m. W. W. 

a. Ann-Wallact ; d. s. p. 
5. in. T/iomas-S/jeer, b. October, 1824; m. Mary Stevens. 
iv. Anna-Mary ; resides in Omaha, Neb. ; unm. 
V. David-Henderson ; d. July 18, 1881, at Bowie Station, Ari- 
zona ; m. Mary E. Setzer, and left TJiomas-B. and David- 
vi. William-Edwards \ d. August 6, 1857, at Mauch Chunk, 

Penn'a; unm. 
vii. James-Sharon, b. October 5, 1838, in Foundryville, Pa., a 
civil and mining engineer ; was first lieutenant, company 
G, 32d regiment. Pa. Vols., in 1863 ; m. Rebecca E. Vin- 
cent, of Hazleton, Pa. 

Y. Thomas Speee McNair,^ (Thomas, ^ Thomas,^) b. 
October, 1824, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penn'a. 
He is a civil and mining engineer, Lehigh Valley railroad com- 
pany, residiug at Hazleton, Pa., of which borough he has been 
chief burgess, president of council, and prominently identified 
with its leading enterprises. Mr. McNair, m. August 14, 1866, 
Mary Stevens, a native of England. They had issue : 

I. Annie-Agnes. 
ii. Thomas- Ferguson. 
Hi. Bobert- Stevens. 
iv. William- III ghter. 
V. Jane-Ferguson. 
vi. John- Calvin, 
vii. Donald- Walla/^e. 
viii. Mary-Stevens. 

Midler and Lohingier. 433 


I. John Muller, ^ son of Ru])olph Muller, ^ b. about 1715, 
in the Palatinate, Germany ; emigrated with his family to 
America in 1752, on the ship " Bawley," George Grove, captain, 
•' from Rotterdam, last from Plymouth." arriving at Philadelphia 
on the 23d of October, 1752. He settled in Lebanon township, 
then Lancaster county, Pa., where he died in 1760, leaving a 
wife, Barbara, who survived her husband several years, dying 
in 1783, and children as follows : 

i. John, b. 1734; d. prior to 1785 •, m. Juliana ; d. prior 

to 1785 ; and had a son Rudolph. 
Ursula, b. 1736 ; m. Martin Tliomas, (see Thomas record.) 
Anna, b. 1738 ; m. Matthias Eeigard. 
Rudolph, b. 1740; m. first, Catharine ; secondly 

Susanna . 

Milizuhetli, b. 1743, m. Christopher Lobingier. 

Barbara, b. 1745; m. John Wolf, of Cumberland county, 

vii. Mary,h. 1747 ; m. Henry Feiger, of Westmoreland county, 


Subsequently, after the death of his father, followed Henry 
Muller, [Moeller,] nephew of the foregoing, and concerning 
whom we have the following record: He was born in 1749, 
in Hamburg, Germany, and on the occasion referred to, at the 
age of eighteen years, came to America, having received a classi- 
cal education in the University of Gottingen. Henry had a 
good instructor.- He was brought to the notice of the Rev. Dr. 
Muhlenberg, who secured him the appointment as assistant in 
a school in which he was himself at that time giving instruction, 
in the mean time devoting all his leisure to the study of the- 
ology under the direction of his patron. In the year 1774, he 









434 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

was licensed to preach by the Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvania. 
Mr. Miiiler's first regular pastoral charge was at Heading, where 
be remained from August 1775, to August, 1777, when be re- 
moved to Philadelphia. Having consecrated himself to the 
work of the ministry, he evinced mucb of a self-denying spirit 
in preacbing the gospel to the poor, and laboring to collect and 
build up congregations in the most obscure places, and under 
the most unfavorable circumstances. He served for some time 
as cbaplaiu to an associated battalion in the war of the Revolu- 
tion. Mr. Miiller, about 1783, became the settled pastor of the 
church at Albany, JST. Y., and it was under his ministry that 
the first Lutheran church edifice in that city was built. In 
1789, he received and accepted a call to New Holland, Lancaster 
county. Pa., where he continued very laboriously engaged un- 
til 1795, when he took charge of the Lutheran interests in Har- 
risburg and the neighborhood. He was the first pastor after 
the separation of the Lutheran from the Reformed congregation. 
Here he remained seven years, and although his duties were 
laborious, his ministry was a successful one. In the year 1802, 
much to the regret of the congregation, he relinquished this 
charge, returned to his former field of work in the State of New 
York, where he continued about six years, (the period he usually 
allowed himself for continuance in one place,) when he accepted 
a call to the united churches of Sharon and New Rhinebeck, 
Schoharie county, N. Y., where he ofhciated until physical in- 
firmity rendered him incapable of attending to his pastoral 
duties. He died at Sharon, on the 16th of September, 1829, 
in the eightieth year of his age. Mr. Miiller in person was 
rather thick-set, somewhat below the medium height, and very 
agreeable in manners and appearance. As a preacher, he was 
not brilliant, but instructive and practical, while in the more 
private duties of the pastoral office waseminently felicitous and 
faithful He was a bright example of the Christian spirit, and 
an eminently devoted minister. The Rev. Mr. Miiller was 
twice married. He married first, on September 19, 1775, EsTHEE 
Ott, sister of John Nicholas Ott. She probably died at Har- 
risburg. Pa. He married secondly, the widow of Baron Zed- 
wick, who lost his life in the French war. This latter con- 

MilUer and Lohingier. 435 

nection proved every way a liappy one, for bis wife was a 
woman of sweet manners and amiable disposition. Slie died 
in 1827. We have no knowledge if they left any descendants. 

II. Anxa Mullee,3 (John, 2 Rudolph, i) b. 1738, in the 
Palatinate, German}^ ; d. February, 1810, in Lebanon township, 
Lebanon county, Pa. ; m. Matthias Peigard, b. 1736; d. m 
1790, in Lebanon township. They had issue (surname Reigard) : 

i. Jacob; m. and left issue. 
a. Elizabeth; m. Henry Kleber, of Mt. Pleasant township, 

Westmoreland county, Pa. 
m. Barbara ; m. Jacob Steinman, son of Conrad Steinman, * 

of Betliel. 
iv. Henry ; m. Barbara Henner, daughter of John Henner. f 
V. Christopher. 
vi. John:, m, and left issue. 
cii. Anna, 
via. David, 
ix. Matthias, 
X. Anna-Mary, 
xi. Catharine. 

III. PuDOLPH MULLER,^ (Johu, 2 Rudolph, i) b. about 1740, 
in the city of Hamburg, Germany; d. JSTovember, 1806, in 
Annville township. Dauphin, now Lebanon county, Pa. ; came 
with his parents to America to then Lancaster county, and 
brought up as a farmer ; m. first, Catharine , and had 

*CoNKAD Steikman of Bethel township, Lebanon county, Penn'a, 
d. prior to 1788, leaving a wife, Anna Maria, and cliildren, Jacob, 
Philopena, 3Iagdalena, Anna, John, Catharine, and Bar-bara, m. 
(Jeorge Slieaffer. 

t John Hennek, of Lebanon township, now Lebanon county, Pa., 
d. May, 1797. His first wife, and mother of his children, was Magda- 
lena 8teinman, of Switzerland, granddaughter of Ulrick Steinman, 
from whose estate there was an inheritance for his children. His 
second wife, Elizabeth, survived him. His children were: 
i. Emanuel. 

ii. John ; d. prior to 1797, leaving a wife, Barbara, and a son 
John ; to the latter his grandfather left his musket, bay- 
onet, and sword, used in the Kevolution. 
Hi. Magdalena ; d. prior to 1797. 
iv. Barbara ; m. Henry Reigard. 

436 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

issue ; secondly, Susanna , who survived her husband 

several years.. They had issue : 

i. John, b. 1766. 
ii, Henry, b. 1768. 
Hi. David, b. 1770. 
iv. Catharine, b. 1772; m. Henry Williams. 

5. V. Elizabeth, b. October 6, 1774; m. Jolm Philip Imboden. 

vi. Anna-Maria, b. October 9, 1776; d. December 6, 1849 ; m. 
Peter Killinger, b. October 27, 1776 ; d. ITovember 6, 1848. 
vii. Mary; m. John Seegrist. 
inn. Christiana. 

IV. Elizabeth MtJLLER, 3 (John,^ Eudolph,!) b. 1743, in 
the city of Hamburg, Germany ; d. September 5, 1815, in 
Stoystown, Somerset county. Pa. ; m. in 1766, Christopher 
LoBiNGiER, b. 1740, in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now 
Dauphin, county. Pa. ; son of Christopher Lobingier, a native 
of Wittenberg, German3', who settled in then Lancaster county, 
Pennsylvania, prior to J 735. The sou removed to Mount 
Pleasant township, Westmoreland county. Pa., in 1772; was 
a delegate to the first Constitutional convention of the State, 
which convened at Philadelphia, July 15, 1776 ; an influential 
member of the Committee of Correspondence for the county of 
Westmoreland, 1775-76 : and under the constitution of 1790, 
a representative to the General Assembly from 1791 to 1793. 
He died at his residence in Mount Pleasant township, July 4, 
1798. They had issue (surname Lobingier) : 

6. i. John, b. April 5, 1767; m. first, Sophia Moyer; secondly, 

Elizabeth Cross. 
a. Christopher, b. 1769; m. and had issue. 

7. Hi. Catharine, h. 1771 ; m. Jacob Painter. 

iv. Barbara, b. 1773 ; m. a Mr. Leassure, and left issue, 
r. Mary, b. 1775; ra. a Mr. Kimmel, of Somerset county, 

Penn'a; removed to Michigan. 
ri. Elizabeth, b, 1777. 
vii. Budolph, b. 1780. 

viii. Susanna, b. 1782; m. a Mr. Kimmel, of Somerset county, 
ix. George, b. 1784; m. and had issue. 

Y. Elizabeth Muller,^ (Kudolph,^ John,^ Rudolph, i) 
,b. October 6, 1774; d. March 1, 1862, near Annville, Lebanon 

Muller and Lohingier. 487 

county, Penn'a; m. JoHN Philip Imboden, b. March 26, 1774; 
d. May 25, 1849, near Annville, Pa. ; son of Johannes Sweigart 
Imboden, b. October 22. 1733 ; d. July 20, 1819, and his wife 
Elenora, b. July 29, 1741; d. July 16, 1813. They liad issue 
(surname Imboden): 

i. Philip ; m. and had Henry ^ who resided in East Greenville, 

Stark county, O. 
ii. Solomon\ m. and had Mary, John, and George. 
Hi. Jacob, b. July 6, 1805 ; d. February 16, 1836 ; unra. 
iv. Samuel, b. June 24, 1807; d. August 15, 1875; m. first, 

Kreider, and had issue : 

1. Mary. 

2. Elizabeth. 

3. Nancy. 

He m. secondly, the widow of his brother William, and 
had issue : 

4. Moses; d. s. p. 

5. Lydia; d. s. p. 

6. Lavinia ; d. s. p. 

7. Samuel ; resides near Annville, Pa. 

8. /S«saii; m. Michael Moyer ; resides in Campbells- 

town, Pa. 
V. William ; m. Kreider, and had issue : 

1. William ; m. a daughter of Daniel Heilman, and 

had two children. 

2. Mary- Ann ; m. John Hotz ; reside near Annville, 


vi. Daniel ; m. first, Imboden, and had issue : 

1. Daniel. 
lie m. secondly, Elizabeth Ellenberger. 
vii. John. 

via. George, b. November 8, 1814 ; d. October 4, 1854 ; m. Sarali 
Heilig; resides in Annville, Pa., and had issue : 

1. Emma; m. Joseph Ehrman. 

2. Philip ; m. Catharine Smith. 

3. George; m. Amanda Killian. 

4. Jacob; m. Emma Black. 

5. Adam; m. Sarah Herr. 

6. Clara-Anna, m. Abraham Herr. 

ix. Nellie; m. Philip Carmony ; reside in Annville, Pa. 
X. Elizabeth. 

VI. John LoBmGiEE,'^ (Elizabeth, ^ John, ^ Eudolph,i) b. 
April 5, 1767, in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphiin 

438 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

county, Pa. ; d. February 26, 1859, in Mount Pleasant town- 
ship, "Westmoreland county, Pa. ; in 1797, he built the old home 
at Laurelville, and shortly after removed there from the Ligonier 
valley; he was a member of the Legislature, and an associate 
judge of the county; was engaged in the iron business, con- 
trolling several furnaces, and also sank a number of oil wells. 
He was twice married; m. first, July 7, 1789, Sophia Moyer, 
b. July 26, 1770 ; d. May 18, 1838. They had issue (surname 
Lobingier) : 

i. Elizabeth, b. September 11, 1790; rn. John Counell. 
a. Mary, b. September 25, 1792 ; d. 1880 ; m. Casper Markle, 
brother of Gen. Joseph Markle. 

8. m. Ja'^ob, b. February 21, 1795; m. Mary Stauffer. 
iv. Surah, b. May 14, 1797; m. Christian Fetter. 

9. V. John, b. August 21, 1799; m. Elizibeth Smith. 
vi. Susanna, b. March 12, 1802 ; d. s. p. 

vli. Christopher, h. August 12, 1803: d. Dacember 3,1836, at 

Rodney, Miss. 
viii. Hannah, b. August 20, 1808 ; m. Shepard Markle, of West 
Newton, Westmoreland county, Pa. 
ix. Sophia, h. February 2,1809; m. Dr. Philip G. Young, of 

Washington county, Pa. ; resides at Chicago. 
X. George, b. February 7, 1811 ; d. February 11, 1829. 
xi. Catharine, b. August 8, 1813; d. Mareli, 1860, in Fayette 
county, Pa. ; m. Rev. James Darsie. 

Judge Lobingier ra. secondly, Elizabeth Cross, b. 1792 ; 
d. October 3, 1861 ; no issue. 

YII. Catharine Lobingier,^ (Elizabeth,' John,^ Ru- 
dolph, i) b. 1771, in Westmoreland county. Pa. ; d. at the age of 
eighty-four, and buried in Markle cemetery; m. in 1793, 
Jacob Painter, b. in Berks county, Penn'a ; d. at the age of 
iift3^-nine years ; son of Jacob Painter, a native of Mecklenberg 
Germany. . The son settled on a farm in Hempfield township, 
Westmoreland county, Penn'a, prior to 1790, and built a stone 
grist mill. He was an energetic, active business man, a mem- 
ber of the Legislature several terms, and a justice of the peace 
for a long period. He was the Whig candidate for member of 
Congress, and came within seventeen votes of being elected 
over William Findley. Afterwards served as an associate 

Mulhr and Lohingier. 439 

judge of the county, a position he tilled at the time of his death. 
He was a man of commanding presence, being almost six feet 
in height, and heavy set. He had been previously mari'ied, 
his first wife being a Miss Eapiere, by whom he had Elizabeth, 
who became the wife of Gen. Joseph Markle, Rebecca^ Catha- 
rine, Tobias, George, and Elias. By his second wife, Catharine 
Lobingier, there was issue (surname Painter) : 

i. Ilary, b. 1794. 

n. John., h. 1796. 

Hi. Jacob, b. 1798. 

iv. Christopher, b. 1800. 
V. George, b. 1802. 

vi. Joseph, b. 1804. 

vii. Benjamin, b. 1806. 
via. Susanna, b. 1808. 

ix. Isrdel, b. November 11, 1810 ; d. July 4, 1880, in Westmore- 
land county, Penn'a; remained on his father's farm un- 
til the age of seventeen ; taught the district school two 
terms, and afterwards attended several sessions at .Jef- 
ferson college, Canonsburg. Erom 1832 to 1835, lie be- 
came interested in salt wells, and during his whole life 
was an active and enterprising citizen, greatly assisting 
in the development of the vast industries of his native 
county; from 1846 to 1848, he represented his district in 
the State Legislature, and was canal commissioner from 
1849 to 1852 ; was a delegate to the Democratic National 
Convention at Charleston, S. C, in 1860, identifying him- 
self with the Douglas wing of his party. 

X. Sophia, b. 1812. 

YIII. Jacob Lobingier, ^ (John,-^ [Lobingier,] Elizabeth, ^ 
John, 2 Eudolph,^) b. February 21, 1795,- in Mount Pleasant 
township, Westmoreland county, Pa., where he d. October 11, 
1855. He was for many years a justice of the peace, served 
as captain and major of the militia, and was president of the 
Somerset and West Newton turnpike company. He m. Mary 
Stauffer, b. April 21, 1801 ; d. October 8, 1879. They had 
issue (surname Lobingier) : 

i. John-Staufftr, b. October 31, 1820; d. February 20, 1821. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1822; d. in Greensburg, Pa.: m. 
March 18, 1845, David K. Marchand,b. December 8, 1816 ; 
editor of the Eegister, from 1841 to 1861. 

440 Fennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hi. Jaco?>, b. March 20, 1824 ; educated at Bethany college, and 
since 1847 resided on the old estate at Laurelville ; served 
as a justice of the peace, and for twenty-flve years held 
the office of post-master; he m. March 18, 1847, Lillias 
F. Stewart, b. October 25, 1827, daughter of Andrew 
Stewart, Esq., and had issue (surname Lobingier) : 

1. Quincy- Adams, b. January 8, 1848; m. Anna E. 

Wells, of Steubenville, O. 

2. Henry-Schell, b. October 22, 1849 ; graduated at 

Bethany college, 1873; is a minister in the 
Disciples church ; m. Annie H. St. Clair. 

3. Ada-Bonriette, b. April 15, 1855. 

4. J.-Frank, b. July 13, 1859. 

5. Andrew-Stewart, b. December 22, 1862. 

6. Paul, b. February 20, 1868 ; d. September 5, 1870. 

iv. Franklin-B., b. May 17, 1826; d. April 5, 1852, at Laurel- 
ville, Pa. ; educated at Bethany college, and was a noted 
minister of the Disciples church, preaching in Maryland, 
Virginia, and Pennsylvania. 
V. Maria, b. January 30, 1829 ; m. February 24, 1848, Jonathan 
]Sr. Shallenberger ; reside at Braddock's, Pa. 

vi. George,}). September 20, 1832; educated at Washington 
and Jefferson college ; read law with Henry F. Scliell, at 
Somerset, Ph., and admitted to that bar; practiced law 
at Lanark, III. ; entered the ministry of the Disciples 
church; now located at Hebron, Neb.; m. September 
23, 1857, Ada B. Stewart. 

vii. ChristopheT^C.,}). June 7, 1840; served in Gen. Burnside's 
corps, in tiie Rebellion; m. January 10, 1865, Helena 
Mills, of Bxaddock^s^ Penn'a, where he resides. 

IX. John Lobingier, ^ (John,^ [Lobingier,'] Elizabeth, ^ 
John, 2 Rudolph, 1 ) b. August 21, 1799, at Laurelville, West- 
moreland county, Pa. ; d, Aiay 16, 1885, in Mount Pleasant, 
that county. After his farm life, his business was teaming, 
and many yeai-s were spent in transportation service, the turn 
pike filling the place for commercial purposes then, which is 
now occupied by the railroad. After his marriage, he became 
the owner of a large farm east of Mount Pleasant, which he 
operated in conjunction with his other enterprises. He con- 
tinued to reside on his farm until the increasing infirmities of 
an honorable old age admonished him that the heat and burden 
of the day should be borne by ^^ounger shoulders. He accord- 

^ Midler and Lohmgier. 441 

inglj built a handsome residence in the town and in 1882, 
removed into it. From that time he spent the evening of his 
life in well-earned leisure. In 1840, he became a member of the 
Middle Presbyterian church, and continued au active supporter 
there until the Memorial Presbyterian church was formed, 
when he, with his family, transferred their membership to the 
new congregation. He had a large circle of acquaintances by 
whom he was highly respected for his sterling qualities of mind 
and heart. The Mount Pleasant Journal^ in a brief sketch of 
him said : " He goes to his rest as a sheaf of golden grain ready 
for the harvest. Having served the Master for nearly half a 
century, he has passed to his reward. The funeral took place 
on May 19, the services being conducted by Revs. Bradley, 
Moore, and Reynolds. The obsequies were held in the Memo- 
rial church, and the interment took place at the Middle Presby- 
terian cemetery." Mr. Lobingier was one of the most active 
and enterprising men of the county ; and served in most of the 
local offices of his locality. He m., November 25, 1824. Eliz- 
abeth Smith, b. August 22, 1805 ; d. July 8, 1856, in Mount 
Pleasant township. They had issue (surname Lobingier): 

i. Sophia- Am,a7ida,h. April 29, 1826 ; m. June 25, 1846, Dr. 

Francis M. McConaughy, reside in JSTebraska. 
n. Jacob-Smith, b. July 24, 1828 ; m. December 25, 1860, Mary 
Jane Cochran, b. November 17, 1837, and had issue (sur- 
name Lobingier) : 

1. Edioard, b. September 6, 1861 ; d. February 6, 


2. Jo/m, b. August 2, 1863. 

3. Alice-Iona, b. January 10, 1865. 

4. Walter-Smith, b. June 11, 1869. 

5. Bettie-L., b. May 1, 1871. 

6. Chaimcey, b. July 30, 1873. 

7. Churles-D., b. March 16, 1875. 

8. Arthur -McMillan, b. December 14, 1878. 

Hi. Mary-Elizabeth, h. April 22, 1831; d. February 21, 1854, 
m. January 27, 1853, Henry Freed, and had issue (sur- 
name Freed) : 

1. Mary -Elizabeth, b. February 8, 1854; m. first, 
September 4, 1879, L. F. Wenner ; d. April, 
1883; m. secondly, February 3,1885, G. W. 


Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

iv. iat'mia-BJmiZ.iy, b. March 3, 1835. 

V. Eliza-Catharine, b. November 7, 1837 ; tn., first, October 16, 
1860,0. P. Griffin ; m. secondly, J. B. Evans, of Topeka, 
^■^. John-MarMe. b. November 29, 1840; d. November 20, 184:4. 
vii. Anna-Malinda, b. July 27, 1843. 
viii. William- Henry, b. May 1, 1846; d. July 29, 1877. 
ix. Josephine, b. May 31, 1849; m. May 8, 1879, G. F. P. Grif- 


Murray of Harris' Ferry. 443 


I. Pateick Mukeay/ 1). March 17, 1755, in county Done- 
gal, Ireland ; d. July 23, 1854, in Orange township, Ashland 
county, O. He came to America at the outset of the struggle 
for independence, and we find tliat on the 3d of June, 1776, he 
enlisted in Captain James Parr's company, of the first regiment, 
of the Pennsylvania Line, for three years or during the war. 
He was discharged in 1782, and shortly after settled at Harris' 
Ferry, on the Susquehanna, and when two years after- the town 
of Harrisburg was laid out, established himself in business as a 
"clothier and fashioner." In the year 1800, he removed with 
his family to Greensburgh, Westmoreland county, Penn'a, 
remaining there until 1809, when he located in Stark county, 
O. In 1812, he and his son, James, volunteered in the brigade 
of Gen. Reasin Beall, organized for the defence of the border set- 
tlers in the North-West. While quartered at Fort Meigs, the 
army became much distressed for want of provisions ; the roads 
to the settlements were long, rough, and in poor condition, 
passing mostly through dense forests, and across marshes and 
bogs. The quantity of forge consumed by the cavalry, as well 
as supply of the quartermaster's department for the troops, 
made it difficult to furnish the necessary rations at the proper 
time. On more than one occasion the troops were on the point 
of starvation, and this, with, the inclemency of the weather, 
made their sLifferings almost unbearable. Several reminiscences 
of this period, in Mr. Murray's history, have been preserved to 
us, which show, that under the most adverse circumstances, 
his mother wit, and his indomitable energy never forsook him, 
while his patriotism was none the less enthusiastic by his many 
deprivations. After Gen. Beall returned, the father and son 
served a second enlistment, and were at the battle of Fort Meigs 

444 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

In that contest the elder Murray was separated from his com" 
pany, and the grass being very tall it was presumed by his 
comrades that he had been killed and scalped by the Indians. 
After a few hours, he appeared in the camp amid the cheers of 
his companions at his safe return. Upon the expiration of his 
term of service, he returned to his home in Stark county, where 
he remained until 1815, when he removed to what is now Orange 
township, then Richland county, O. It is said of him, that 
although his education was defective, he had a very retentive 
memory, and enjoyed at the close of his long life, the relation 
of the exploits and border achievements of himself and other 
early pioneers in that section of Ohio. In many respects he 
was a remarkable man, and was all his life-time active, energetic, 
and industrious. On the 4th of July, the year he was ninety- 
nine years of age, he rode to Ashland in a buggy, walked about 
one mile during the day and returned home, some three miles, 
in the evening. He voted for ten diilerent Presidents of the 
United States. Mr. Murray m., September 2, 1786, at Harris- 
burg, Penn'a, by Rev. John Elder, of Paxtang, Maey Beeeeton" 
Beatty, b. in 1769, in county Down, Ireland ; d. March 2, 
1853, in Ashland county, Ohio ; with her husband buried in 
Orange grave-yard ; daughter of James Beatty and Alice Ann 
Irwin, {see Beatty record.) They had issue : 

2. i. James, b. August 14, 1787 ; m. Jane Hansell. 

3. a. Edward, h. jSTovember 4, 1789; m. Rebecca Christina 

m. Catharine, h. October 4, 1791 ; d. s. p., at Harrisburg, Pa. 
iv. Patrick, b. September 1, 1793; d. s. p., at Harrisburg, Pa. 

4. V. Susannah, h.Deceniher 25, 1795; m. first, William Cazier; 

secondly, John Barber. 
William, b. March 18, 1797; m. Mary Chalcoat. 
John, b. April 5, 1799 ; m. Elizabeth Urie. -^-'^ 
Mary, b. April 13, 1801 ; m. James Ralston. 
Elizabeth, b. July 13, 1803; m. George W. Urie. -< 
Alice-Ann, b. August 14, 1805; m. George Thompson. 
Sarah, b. 1807. 
xii. liebecca, (twin,) b. 1807 ; d. s. p. 

10. xiii. George, b. December, 1809 ; m. Jane A. Urie. -- 

11. xiv. ^ni^e-ifiZZ, b. January 1, 1813; m. Jacob Brandeberry. 

12. XV, Hugh, b. March 4, 1816 ; m. Elizabeth ISTazor. 












Murray of Harris' Ferry. 445 

II. James Murray, ^ (Patrick/) b. August 14, 1787, in 
Harrisburg, Peun'a ; d. May 28, 1858, near Versailles, Eiplej 
countv, Ind. ; was a soldier in the war of 1812, serving in tlie 
North -West with his father ; studied medicine, and resided for a 
time in the city of Cincinnati, afterwards removing to the State 
of Indiana, where he died ; he m., in 1824, near Lawrenceburg, 
Ind., Jane Hansell, b. August, 1801, at Thirsk, England; 
d. July 21, 1883. at Guilford, Ind. ; daughter of Thomas Han- 
sell and Ann Collier. They had issue, all b. in Dearborn 
county, Ind. : 

i. Tho7nas-Hansell,h. June 27, 1825 ; d. October 16, 1858, in 
New Orleans, La.; m. at Cincinnati, O., December 16, 
1852, Catharine Salvage ; d. in Cincinnati, O., and had 
issue : 

1. Alber t- Han sell, h. I^Tovember 5, 1853, in Cincin- 
nati, O. ; d. at Guilford, Jnd. 
n. John-Collier, b. March 24, 1827; d. 1862, in ISTew Orleans, 
13. lii. Francis-Harrison, b. February 2, 1829; m. Martha Jane 
ir. George-Thompson , b. January 12, 1831 ; d. October 4, 1839, 

at Dillsborougli, Ind. 
V. Jacob-Beatty, b. September 9, 1832; d. November 23, 1839, 

at Dillsborough, Ind. 
vi. Mary-Ann, b. September 23, 1834; d. December 8, 1839, at 
Dillsborough, Ind. 

III. Edward Murray, ^ (Patrick, M b. November 4, 1789, 
in Harrisburg, Penn'a ; d. November 14, 1862, in Ashland 
county, O. ; served in the war of 1812-14; m., March 4, 1813, 
in Harrisburg, Pa., by Eev. Philip Gloninger, Eebecca Chris- 
tina YouNGBLOOD, b. August 26, 1788, in Lebanon, Pa. ; d. 
December 23, 1871, in Ashland county, O. ; daugh ter of John 
Casper and Catharine Youngblood. They had issue : 

. 14. i. Catharine-Elizabeth, h.DecemheiA, 1814: ^m. Henry Gerkej. 
ii. Mary-Ann, b. February 23, 1818, in Asliland county, O. ; 
d. February 26, 1884'; m. February 24, 1870, by Rev. Wil- 
liam Saddler, William Peters, (see xviii.J No issue. 

15. Hi. John-W., b. February 1, 1820 ; m. Christina Reese. 

16. iv. Campbell, b. March 28. 1822; m. Matilda Fast. 

17. 0. ^cZwa;cZ,b.November27,1824; m. Mary Elizabeth Coleman. 

18. vi. Bebecca-Christina, b. April 21, 1827 ; ra. William Peters, 

446 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

lY. Susannah Mueray,^ (Patrick, i) b. December 25, 
1795, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; cl. May 10, 1876, in De Kalb county, 
Ind. ; m., first, December, 1811, William Cazier, b. about 
1788, in Penn'a ; d. in 1822, in Canton, Starlv county, O. ; son 
of Abraham Cazier and Mary Jenkins. They had issue (sur- 
name Cazier) : 

%. James, b. September 12, 1S12, in Stark county, O. ; supposed 

to have been lost on the lakes in 1837. 
ii. Abraham, b. March 29, 1815, m Stark county, O. ; d. July 

2. 1841, in Hancock county, O. 
m. Mary, b. March 14, 1817, in Stark county, O. : d. Januaiy 

8, 1843, in Sandusky, O. ; m. September 23, 1841, Harmon 

E. Foster; no issue. 

19. iv. Murrai/,h. February 6, 1819 ; m. Sarah Colhoun. 

20. V. Elizabeth, b. March, 14 1821 ; m. Eli Fast. 

Susannah Murray Cazier, m., secondly, in Montgomery, 
Eichland county, 0., June 5. 1824, John Barber, b. April 
80, 1798, in the Province of Lower Canada ; d. July 9, 1863, 
in De Kalb county, Ind. ; son of Augustus Barber^" and Eliza- 
betli Smith. They had issue (surname Barber) : 

i. Alice-Ann, b. January 26, 1825, in Ashland county, O. ; d. 
July, 1846, in De Kalb county, Ind.; m. November 10, 
1842, Jonas H. Roe, of De Kalb county, Ind. 
ii. Levisa, b. December 30, 1826, in Sandusky, O. ; d. July, 
1846, in De Kalb county, Ind.; m. October 10, 1844, in 
De Kalb county, Ind., William Webster, and had issue 
(surname Webster) : 

1. Greorg^e, b. July 13, 1846, in De Kalb county, Ind. ; 
resides near JSTewville, Ind. 

21. Hi. John-Wesley, h. April 30, 1828; m. Jane Norris. 

iv. Julia, b. May 30, 1830, in Sandusky. O. ; m. Norman Smith. 
V. Levin a- Murray, b. August 26,1835, in Sandusky, O. ; d. 

in infancy. 
vi. Sarah-Ellen, b. April 17, 1838, in Sandusky, O. ; resides at 

Fort Wayne, Ind. 

V. William Murray, ^ (Patrick, ^) b. March 18, 1797, in 
Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. 1852, in Ashland county, O. ; m. Mary 
Chalcoat, b. in Washington county, Penn'a. They had issue : 

* Augustus Barber, b. in 1758, in the State of New York ; d. Decem- 
ber 10, 1854, in Stafford township, De Kalb county, Ind. ; m. Eliza- 
beth Smith, daughter of Benjamin Smith, of New York. 

Murray of Harris Ferry. 447 

i. George. 

ii. James. 
Hi. Bachel. 
iv. Mary. 

V. Hugh ; resides at Nora, Ashland county, O. 
vi. Samuel. 
lii. William, 
via. Agnes, 
ix. Jane- Ann. 

VI. John" Murray,^ (Patrick, i) b. April 5, 1799, in Har- 
risburg. Pa. ; d. August 4, 1850, in Morgan county, Mo. ; 
studied surveying; tifterwards became treasurer of Eichland 
county, O., two terms, and then removed to Missouri; m. De- 
cember 25, 1823. in Eichland county, 0., Elizabeth Urie, b. 
February 22, 1804, in Richland county, O. ; d. August 5, 1854, 
in Morgan county, Mo. They bad issue : 

22. ^". Georf/e-lFfts7a??(/iO)i, b. (September 27,1824; m. Nancy War- 

ring Fuqua. 
ii. William, b. July 15, 1826, in Richland county, O. ; d. July 
27, 1844. 

23. Hi. J'/a7'(/-JLw«, b. May 5, 1828; m. lirst, Robert Urie ; secondly, 

Alfred Jolm Leary. 

24. .iv. Elizabelh, h. June 17, ISSO; ro. John Pardee. 

V. John, b. September 27, 1832, in Richland county, O. ; d. 
September, 1863, by assassination, in Georgetown, 111. 

25. vi. Su!^anna]i,h. May 28,1835; m. Andrew Jackson Hunter. 
vii. Bthfxcn-Jave, b. March 28, 1838, in Richland county, O. ; 

d. of cholera, August 6, 1854, in Morgan county, Mo. 
viii. Thomas-McGuire, b. April 20, 1840, in Richland county, O. ; 
resides near Mexico, Audrain county, Mo. 

26. ix. Alvenla, b. August 8, 1843; m. Samuel Brandenburgh. 

X. Hiram, b. January 18, 1846, in Morgan county, Mo. ; d. 
August 22, 1849. 

27. xi. Commodore-Perry , b. March 13, 1848 ; m. Elizabeth T. Ridg- 


VII. Mary Murray, 2 (Patrick, i) b. April 13, 1801, in 
Westmoreland county. Pa. ; d. April 4, 1827, in Montgomery 
township, Ashland county, O. ; m., March 18, 1824, by Josiah 
Gallup, J. P., James E Alston, b. January 20, 1799, in Wash- 
ington county, Penn'a ; son of Eobert Ealston and Jane Wood- 
burn. They had issue (surname Ealston) : 

448 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

28. i. William., b. December 31, 1824 ; m. Agnes Finney. 

29. ii. ^ilexrtncZer, b. February 6, 1826 ; m. Salome Trauger. 

VIII. Elizabeth Murray,^ (Patrick,^) b. July 13, 1803, 
in Westmoreland county, Pa. ; d. October 13, 1861, at Ash- 
land, Ohio; in. January 5, 1832, at Ashland, O., by Daniel 
Campbell, J. P., George W. Urie, b. February 22, 1806, in 
Washington county, Pa. ; son of Solomon and Elizabeth Urie, 
and grandson of Col. Thomas Urie, of the Eevolution. In 1815 
lie accompanied his father's family to Ohio, locating in Orange 
township, in the present county of Ashland. He learned the 
trade of millwright, and also that of carpenter. Possessing strong 
military tastes, he was a prominent character at drill and gen- 
eral muster, passing through all the offices from captain to 
colonel. In the fall of 1845, he was elected treasurer of Rich- 
land county, and upon the erection of Ashland county, in 1846, 
resigned and was elected the first treasurer of the new county, 
which office he held two terms. In 1853, he was elected a mem- 
ber of the State Board of Equalization from the district com- 
prising Richland and Ashland counties, and in 1857, appointed 
deputy U. S. Marshal for the northern district of Ohio, and aided 
in taking the census of 1860. In 1865, he was elected recorder 
of Ashland county,, serving until 1874, when he was elected 
mayor of Ashland, which office he filled acceptably two years. 
He resides in Ashland, where he enjo3^s the continued confidence 
and esteem of his fellow-citizens; Has been twice married. 
By his first wife, Elizabeth Murray, there was issue (surname 
Urie) : 

Mary Jane., b. October 9, 1834; m. Giles Porter. 

Alice-Ann, b. January 24, 1836; m. Thomas Milton Beer. 

Elizabeth-Helen., b. April 30, 1837 ; m. William Wiley An- 

Wilson- Shannon, b. February 17, 1839; d. July 17, 1844. 

Sarah-Annie, b. February 18, 1841, at Ashland, O. ; m. 
April 29, 1873, by Rev. John Robinson, D. D., Sherman 
Ward Beer, h, May 6, 1839, near Ashland, O. ; son of 
Judge William Beer and his wife Mary Mann ; reside at 
Ashland, O. 

Adeline-Murray, b. June 9, 1844; d. September 9, 1852. 









Murray of Harris' Ferry. 449 

IX. Alice Ann Murkay,^ (Patrick, ^ ) b. August 14, 1805, 
in Westmoreland county, Pa. ; resides near Guilford, Ind. ; m. 
in Dearborn county, Ind., October 15, 1828, by Rev. George 
Randall, George Thompson, b. January 22, 1792, in York- 
shire, England ; d. August 5, 1873, in Dearborn county, Ind. 
They had issue (surname Thompson) : 

i. James-Murray, b, August 12, 1829, in Cincinnati, Ohio; 

d. September 26, 1848, in Dearborn county, Ind. 
ii. William, b. April 2, 1832, in Cincinnati, Oliio : d. July 14, 
1866, in Dearborn county, Ind.; m., August 24, 1865, by 
Kev. Benjamin Plvimmer, Eliza Ann Smith, b. Novem- 
ber 3, 1833, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; daughter of John 
Smith and Catharine Tucker, (she subsequently m. Robert 
Haddock,) and had issue (surname Thompson) : 

1. William, b. May 24, 1866; d. December 8, 1868, 
in Dearborn county, Ind. 

iii. Mary- Ann, b. March 20, 1834, in Cincinnati, O. ; d. March 
19, 1835. 

33. iv. George- Wilson, b. September 7, 1836 ; m. Catharine Cordelia 


34. V. Jane-Ann, b. September 3, 1838; m. Luke Firth. 

vi. John, b. September 2, 1841 ; resides in Cincinnati, O. ; m. 
May 2, 1867, by Rev. Maxwell P. Gaddis, Ella Lowe, of 
Cincinnati, O. They had issue (surname Thompson): 
1. Claude, b. February 23, 1868. 

35. vii. Jacoh-Beatty, b. October 10, 1843 ; m. Jenny Jumper. 
SQ.viii. Ifary-Elizaheth, b. October 31, 1847; m. Melancthon 

Eleazer Washburn. 

X. George Murray, ^ (Patrick,^) b. December, 1809, in 
Stark county, Ohio ; d. August 23, 1854, in Ashland county, 
Ohio ; m. January 1, 1835, by John Snurr, J. P., Jane A. 
Urie, b. August 30, 1815, in Hopewell township, Washing- 
ton county. Pa. ; d. August 26, 1879, in Ashland, 0. ; daughter 
of Thomas Urie and Rebecca Crosby. The}^ had issue : 

37. i. Adeline-A., b. February 14, 1838 ; m. Ohio Pancoast. 

38. ii. Addison, b. January 10, 1840 ; m. Agnes Jourdan. 

XL Anne Hill Murray,^ (Patrick,i)b. January 1, 1813, 

in Stark county, Ohio ; resides at Paradise Hill, Ashland 

county, Ohio; m. in Ashland, Ohio, October 17, 1836, by 

David Campbell, J. P., Jacob Brandeberry, b. December 


450 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

25, 1812, in New Lisbon, Columbiana comity, 0. ; d. Novem- 
ber 9, 1884, in Caiiforoia ; son of Rudolph Brandeberry and 
Susan Reifsnyder. They had issue (surname Brandeberry) : 

i. Milton-Murray, b. September 6, 1837, in Ashland county, 
O.; d. March 22, 1840. 

39. ii. Mary-Jane, b. February 12, 1841 ; m. IsTehemiah S. Carl. 

40. in. Annette, b. April 16, 1843; m. David Huff. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. February 23, 1845; resides at Savannah, Ash- 
land county, O. ; m. December 20, 1871, by Kev. William 
Saddler, Kewton A. Craft, and had issue (surname Craft): 
1. Mary-Anna, b. May 11, 1873. 
11. Irwin- Budolph, b. January 17, 1847, in Eaton county, 

Mich. ; when last heard from was in Montana. 
vi. Adaline, b. October 17, 1850 ; resides in Orange, Ashland 
county, O. ; m. October 17, 1872, by Eev. George Z. 
Coekel, Clark Kendig, b. 1854, in Orange township, Ash- 
land county, O. ; son of Jacob Kendig and Magdalena 
Workman, and had issue (surname Kendig) : 
1. Mary-Annette, b. April 25, 1873. 

XII. Hugh Murray, ^ (Patrick, i) b. March 4, 1816, in 
Ashland, county, 0. ; d. June 12, 1850, in Orange township, 
Ashland county, O. ; m. in Richland county, O., October 6, 
1843, by Rev. George Liller, Elizabeth JSTazor, b. March 20, 
1820, in Lancaster county, Pa. ; daughter of Jacob Nazor and. 
Susan Sherk; resides near Nankin, P. O., Ashland county, 0. 
They had issue : 

i. Elzy, b. July 13, 1844; resides at Bannock City, Montana. 

41. ii. Frances, b. November 11, 1845; m. Samuel Beeghly. 
Hi. Alexander, b. February 22, 1847. 

42. iv. Jtfari/, b. January 29, 1848; m. Joseph Beeghly. 

V. James-Patrick, b. August 8, 1849 ; resides at Bannock City, 

XIII. Francis Harrison Murray, ^ (James, ^ Patrick, i) 
b. February 2, 1829, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; resides at Day- 
ton, Campbell county, Ky. ; m. at Cincinnati, O., December 12, 
1852, by Rev. Mr. Thornburg, Martha Jane Cooper, b. Janu- 
ary 22, 1832, in Boone county, Ky. ; daughter of James Cooper 
and Mary Bradley. They had issue : 

Murray of Hams' Ferry. 451 

i. Eva-Jane., b. December 9,1853, in Cincinnati, Oliio; m., 
May 16, 1878, by llev. Mr. Thomas, George Dallas Stro- 
man, b. February 10, 1847, at Lebanon, AVarren county, 
O. ; son of James Stroman and Phoebe Thaker ; reside at 
Dayton, Ky. ; and had issue (surname Stroman) : 

1. Harrison-Dallas, b. June 22, 1880. 

2. Anna-Blanche, b. January 19, 1882. 

3. Ilarley, b. April 21, 1884. 

ii. James-Edgar, b. July 27, 1855, in Cincinnati, O. ; m. Sep- 
tember, 20, 1881, by Rev. E. R. TJiompson, Alice E. Hun- 
ter, of Richland county, O., and had issue : 

1. Carl, b. July 3, 1882. 

2. Bernice, b. June 23, 1884. 

iii. Anna-Mary, b. October 23, 1857, in Yersailles, Ind. ; m. 
Joseph Murray, (see xlvi.) 

iv. Jfac?/--B., b. November 13,1859, in Versailles, Ind. ; m. Sep- 
tember 22, 1881, James I. Hunter,fof Richland county, 
O., and had issue (surname Hunter) : 

1. Leona-A., b. May 16, 1883. 

2. B.-ArUe, b. November 19, 1884. 

(v. John-Hansell, b. September 27, 1862, in Versailles, Ind.; 
d. May 13, 1864, at Morris Hill, Ind. 

vi. Martha-Effie, b. November 10, 1864, at Morris Hill, Ind. ; 
d. September 6, 1883, in Guilford, Ind. ; buried in Day- 
ton, Ky. 
vii. Harrison- Wilher, b. September 28, 1867, in Dayton, Ky. 

XIV. Catharine Elizabeth Murray, ^ (Edward, ^ Pat- 
rick, i) b. December 4, 1814, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; resides near 
Nankin P. O., Ashland county, Pa. ; m. in Ashland county, 
O., by David Campbell, J. P., November 24, 1840, Henry 
Gerkey, b. August 8, 1818, in Dauphin county, Pa. ; son of 
George Gerkey and Eegina Martin. They had issue, all born 
in Liberty, Hardin county, O., (surname Gerkey): 

i. George, b. August 12, 1844, in Liberty, Hardin county, O. ; 
resides at Hastings, Barry county, Mich.; m. January 
17, 1867, in^Van Buren, Hancock county, O., by Eliba 
Hasson, J. P., Hannah Snyder, b. at Pickington, Pair- 
" field county, O., and had issue, all born in Carlton, Barry 
county, Mich., (surname Gerkey) : 

1. Marquibell, b. November 30, 1873. 

2. Henrietta, b. May 9, 1875. 

3. Belladonna, b. November 30, 1877. 

452 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ii. John-Henry, b. September 25, 1849, in Liberty, Hardin 
county, O. ; resides at Hastings, Barry county, Mich. ; 
m. January 12, 1871, by Rev. Marshall Chandler, Minerva 
Garlinger, b. February 8, 1850, in Liberty, Hardin county, 
O., and had issue (surname Gerkey) : 

1. Mo.ry -Catharine, b. February 13, 1877, in Carlton, 
Barry county, Mich. 

XY. John W. Murray. ^ (Edward, ^ Patrick, i)b. February 
1, 1820, in Ashland county, O. ; resides near Lima, Allen 
county, 0. ; m. October 27, 1840, in Ashland county, O., by 
David Campbell, J. P., Christina Reese, b. May 8, 1824. in 
Stark county, O. ; daughter of Daniel Reese. They had issue i 

i. Daniel, 
ii. Melissa- Ann. 

Hi. Lorenzo-Dow, b. September 4, 1849, in Ashland county, O. 
iv. Boxilla. 

V. Mary-Bell, b. April 10, 1854, in Ashland county, O. 
vi. Charles, b. July 18, 1860, in Allen county, O. 

XYI. Campbell Murray, ^ (Edward, ^ Patrick, i)b. March 
28, 1822, in Ashland county, 0. ; d. February 8, 1850, in Ash- 
land county, O. ; m. October 12, 1843, by David Campbell, J. 
P., Matilda Fast, b. January 7, 1823, in Ashland county, O. ; 
d. February 7, 1850, in Ashland county, O. ; daughter of Jacob 
Fast, and grand-daughter of Christian Fast, a soldier of the Vir- 
ginia Line in the Revolution. They had issue : 

43. i. Wilson- Shannon, b. December 9, 1845; m. Isabel Fulks 


XVII Edward Murray, ^ (Edward, ^ Patrick, i) b. Novem- 
ber 27, 1824, in Ashland county, O. ; resides near Adario, 
Richland county, O. ; m. December 23, 1847, in Ashland 
county, 0., by Rev. Charles Demming, Mary Elizabeth 
Coleman, b. January 5, 1830, in Columbia county, Pa. ; 
daughter of Joseph Coleman and Diadem Kinney. They had 
issue : 

44. i. John, b. October 20, 1849; m. Ellen Cline. 

45. ii. Diadem, b. May 26, 1851 ; m. Louis Milton Viers. 

46. Hi. Joseph, b. October 21, 1853; m. Anna Mary Murray. 
iv. William, b. May 9, 1866, in Richland county, O. 

Murray of Harris' Ferry. 453 

XYIII. Rebecca Christin-a Murray,^ (Edward, 2 Pat- 
rick,!) b. April 21, 1827 ; d. July 20, 1869, in Ashland county, 
O. ; m. November 2, 1845, in Orange township, Ashland county, 
O., by David Campbell, J. P., William Peters, b. December 
8, 1823, in Lebanon county. Pa. ; son of Edward Peters and 
Mary Trosel] ; resides near Nankin P. O., Ashland county, O. 
They had issue (surname Peters): 

i. Jo/m, b. December 29, 1846; d. July 6, 1871, in Ashland 
county, O. ; m. April 23, 1868, by Rev. William Saddler, 
Virginia ^Nunemaker, b. January 28, 1850, in Brooke 
county, West Virginia ; daughter of Andrew jS'unemaker 
and Rachel Phillips, and had issue (surname Peters) : 

1. William- Edward, b. April 12, 1869, in Ashland 

county, O. 

2. Eva-May, b. September 30, 1870, in Ashland 

county, O. 

ii. William, b. April 27, 1853 ; resides near J^Tankin P. O., 
Ashland county, O. ; m. January 13, 1876, by Rev. John 
Cyrens, Rosella Fast, b. May 9, 1858, in Ashland county, 
O. ; daughter of Eli Fast and Lydia Berry. 
Hi. Mary-Jane, b. December 5, 1856; d. October 5, 1878, in 
Orange township, Ashland county O. ; m. JSfovember 12, 
1876, by Rev. George Worst, George William Pixley, b. 
April 22, 1851, in Lorain county, O. ; son of Willard Pix- 
ley and Lydia Smith, and had issue (surname Pixley) : 
1. Leon, b. January 29, 1878, in Ashland county, O. 

iv. Catharine, b. October 30, 1859 ; m. November 1, 1877, by 
Rev. George Worst, William Franks, b. November 11, 
1853, in Centre county. Pa. ; son of Michael Franks and 
AnnaHoman ; reside near Nankin P.O., Ashland county, 

XIX. Murray Cazier, 3 (Susannah, 2 Patrick, i)b. February 
6, 1819, in Stark county, O. ; resides at Brimfield; Noble county, 
Ind. ; m. April 6, 1843, in Seneca county, O., by Eev. Mr. 
Turner, Sarah Colhoun", b. September 11, 1818, in Schuyl- 
kill county, Pa. ; d. September 24, 1874, in Noble county, Ind. ; 
daughter of Frederick Colhoun and Elizabeth Baker. They 
had issue (surname Cazier) : 

i. Oliva, b. January 12, 1844, in Seneca county, O. ; d. Feb- 
ruary 20, 1844. 

454 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

a. William, b. May 14, 1847, in De Kalb county, Ind. ; resides 
at Melvern, Mills county, Iowa ; m. ISTovember 22, 1872, 
in Mills county, Iowa, Martha Williams, b. September 
9, 1856, in Mills county, Iowa ; daughter of Amos Wil- 
liams and Caroline Mclntire, and had issue (surname 
Cazier) : 

1. Ray.h. May 22, 1875. 

2. Bertha-May, b. February 13, 1877. 

in. Elizabeth, b. August 22, 1848, in De Kalb county, Ind. ; 
resides at Brimfield, Noble county, Ind. ; m. January 9, 
1873, by Rev. William Wilson, Wesley Barnes, b. No- 
vember 8, 1845, in Morrow county, O. ; d. March, 1875, 
in Jewell county, Kansas ; son of Ashman Barnes and 
Sarah Imes, and had issue (surname Barnes) : 

1. Clyde, b. November 3, 1874, in Holt county, Mo. 

iv. Marion-Hovxird, b. November 29, 1850, in De Kalb county, 

Ind. ; resides at Albion, Ind. 
V. Mary, b. September 5, 1853, in De Kalb county, Ind. ; re- 
sides at Bellevue, O. ; m. September 5, 1877, in Noble 
county, O., by Rev. Preston McKinney, Charles Fred- 
erick Murray, b. July 20, 1844, in Oberlin, O. ; son of 
John Russell Murray and Abigail Hopkins. 

vi. George, h. December 10, 1855, in Williams county, O. 

vii. Alice, b. April 7, 1858, in Noble county, Ind. 

XX. Elizabeth Cazier, ^ (Susannah, ^ Patrick, i) b. March 
14, 1821, in Ashland county, O. ; resides near Brimfield, Noble 
county, Ind. ; m. first, JSTovember 8, 1842, in De Kalb county, 
Ind., Eli Fast, b. March 4, 1816, in Penn'a; d. March 16, 
1861, in Ashland county, O. ; son of Jacob Fast and Catharine 
Eex. They had issue (surname Fast) : 

i. Julia-Ann, b. August 22, 1843, in Ashland county, O. ; re- 
sides near Nora P. O., Ashland county, O. ; m. March 4, 
1876, by Henry Summers, J. P., George Phelps, b. April 
2, 1884, in Benton, Yates county, New York ; son of 
Elisha P. Phelps and Jane E. Kniffin, and had issue (sur- 
name Phelps) : 

1. Ada-Frances, b. January 24, 1864. 

2. Edivard-Bernard, b. March 1, 1873. 

ii. Elzina- Alice, b. July 11, 1846, in Ashland county, O. ; re- 
sides near Nora P. O., Ashland county, O. ; m. March 
31, 1875, by Rev. Christian Weaver, Emmett Eddy, b. 
September 30, 1853, in Avilla, Noble county, Ind. ; son 
of Ithamar Eddy and Elizabeth Hite. 

Murray of Harris Ferry. 455 

in. James-Lafayette, h. iSTovember 17, 1854; resides at Troj% 
Ashland county, O. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Cazier Fast, m. secondly, March 12, 1876, 
Benjamin Feanklin Boots, b. May 12, 1823, in Penn Yan, 
N. Y. ; son of Benjamin Boots and Susan Basum. 

XXI John Wesley Baebee,^ (Susannah, ^ Patrick, i) b. 
April 30, 1828, in Sandusky county, 0. ; resides at Butler, 
De Kalb county, Ind. ; m. September 20, 1846, Jane Noeeis, 
b. June 14, 1827, in Tuscarawas county, O. They had issue 
(surname Barber) : 

i. Alice-Ann., b. July 19, 1848, in De Kalb county, Ind. ; re- 
sides near Albion, Koble county, Ind.; m. August 28, 
1874, by Elder Ward, James Gaby, b. July 7, 1848, in 
l^oble county, Ind. ; son of Timothy Gaby and Amanda 
a. Levisa-Ann, (twin,) b. July 19, 1848; resides near Albion, 
ISToble county, Ind. : m. March 10, 1870, by Elder James 
Hadsell, William Henry Wickard, b. June 25, 1843, in 
Stark county, O. ; son of David Wickard and Elizabeth 
Shoe, and had issue (surname Wickard) : 

1. Charles-Edwin, b. January 16, 1872. 

2. Mary -Elizabeth, b. January 7, 1876. 
Hi. JereTfiiah- Augustus, b. December 10, 1851. 

iv. Catharine, b. July 12, 1854. 
V. Susannah, b. December 15, 1856. 
vi. Edwin-Eugene, b. March 20, 1859. 
vii. George-Ellsworth, h. June 26, 1861. 
via. John-Charles, b. July 1, 1863. 

XXII. Geoege Washington Mueeay, ^ (John, ^ Patrick, ^ ) 
b. September 27, 1824, in Kichland county, Ohio; resides near 
Shawnee Mound, Henry county, Mo.; m., in Benton county. 
Mo., June 18, 1846, by Hosea Powers, J. P., Nancy Waeeing 
FuQUA, b. December 4, 1826, in Grreenup county, Ky.; d. Feb- 
ruary 12, 1879, in Henry county, Mo.; daughter of William 
Fuqua"^ and Lydia Warring. They had issue : 

* William Fuqua, b. March 8, 1800, in Virginia; d. January 4, 
1853, in Jackson county. Mo.; m. Lydia Warring, b. February 16, 
1802, in Mason county, Ky.; d. May 6, 1877, in Henry county, Mo. 

456 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

i. Virginia-Ann^ b. May 18, 1847, in Morgan county, Mo.; m. 
December 24, 1868, John B. Simpson, and had issue (sur- 
name Simpson): 

1. Eddie, b. November 14, 1869, in Clinton county. 

Mo.; d. August, 1876, in Memphis, Tenn. 

2. Elizaheth, b. March 12, 1871, in Henry county, 


3. Albert, b. February, 1877, in Memphis, Tenn. 

it. Gaylord-Canada, b. August 20, 1848, in Morgan county, 

Hi. Dorcas-Elizabeth, b. April 28, 1850, in Morgan county, Mo.; 
d. May 11, 1865, in Henry county. Mo. 

iv. Mary-Urie, b. April 21, 1852; d. November 14, 1855, in 

Morgan county. Mo. 
V. Thomas-Calvin, b. December 14, 1853, in Morgan county, 

vi. Cynthia-Caroline, b. August 8, 1855, in Morgan county, 
Mo.; resides near Shawnee Mound, Henry county, Mo.; 
m. July 18, 1877, by Rev. W. L. King, James Willis Wi- 
ley, b. September 14, 1853, in Henry county. Mo.; son of 
John and Eliza Jane Wiley. 

vii. Joseph-Wiliary, b. May 24, 1857, in Henry county. Mo. 
viii. Samuel, b. November 10, 1859. 

ix. Luella, b. April 19, 1861. 

XXriI. Mary Ann Murray, ^ (Jolin,^ Patrick, i) b. May 
5, 1828, in Richland county, 0. ; resides near Brownsville, Sa- 
line county, Mo. ; m., first, in Morgan county, Mo., May 7, 
1847, Robert Urie, b. October 1, 1823, in Orange township, 
Ashland county, 0. ; d. October 1, 1848, in Bates county, Mo. ; 
son of Thomas Urie and Margaret Culbertson. They had 
issue (surname Urie) : 

i. Julia- Ann-Bobert, b. August 27, 1848, near Versailles, Mo. 

Mrs. Urie m., secondly, in Morgan county, Mo., January 20, 
I860, Alfred John Leary, b. June 14, 1880, at Kingston, 
Canada West ; son of Benjamin Leary and Mary Kendall. 
They had issue (surname Leary) : 

ii. John-Oeorge, b. November 4, 1860, in Florence, Mo. 
Hi. Pleasant- Alfred, b. March 17, 1863, in Henry county, Mo. ; 

d. July 27, 1864, in Sedalia, Pettis county. Mo. 
iv. Mary-Susan, b. August 18, 1865, in Sedalia, Mo. 
V. William-Frank, b. June 19, 1867, in Sedalia, Mo. ; d. Sep- 
tember 11, 1869. 
vi. Alice-Belle, b. August 4, 1869, in Sedalia, Mo. 

Murray of Harris Ferry. 457 

XXIV. Elizabeth Murray, ^ (John, 2 Patrick, i) b. June 

17, 1880, in Eichland county, O. ; d. September 10, 1864, in 
Bates county, Mo. ; m. in Morgan county, Mo., February 14, 
1861, by 'Squire MulhoUand, John Pardee, b. May 27, 1820, 
in Wytheville, Wythe county, Ya. ; son of Philo Pardee and 
Rachel Montgomery ; resides near Crescent Hill, Bates county, 
Mo. They had issue (surname Pardee) : 

i. William, b. July 23, 1863, in Harrisonville, Cass county, 

XXV. Susannah Murray,-^ (^ John, 2 Patrick, i) b. May 28, 
1835, in Richland county, O. ; resides at Hunter's Warm 
Springs, Montana ; m. in Benton county. Mo., October 12, 1858, 
by 'Squire Hindsworth, Andrew Jackson Hunter, b. March 

18, 1816, in Franklin county, Va. ; son of John Hunter* and 
Sarah Price ; is a physician of prominence ; a graduate of Tran- 
sylvania University, Ky., and the owner of the celebrated Hot 
Springs of Montana. They had issue (surname Hunter) : 

i. Mary-Lee, b. July 7, 1859, in Georgetown, Randolph county, 

a. Davis-Beauregard, b. February 25, 1861, in Shamrock, Cal- 
laway county, Mo. 

Hi. Lizzie-Kate, b. January 25, 1863, in Downeyville, Jackson 
county. 111. 

iv. Tliomas-Stonewall-Jackson, b. November 25, 1864, in Vir- 
ginia City, Montana; d. at Benson's Landing, on the 

V Monta7m-Queen,h. ISTovember 4, 1866, in New York City, 
Montana; d. s. p. 

vi Sallie-Price, b. November 27, 1867, in New York City, Mon- 
vii. Emma- Sidney -Johnson, b. October 24, 1869, at Confederate 
Gulch, Montana ; d. at Hot Springs, Montana. 

XXVI. Alverda Murray, 3 (John,^ Patrick, i) b. August 
8, 1843, in Richland county, Ohio ; resides near Batchelor, Cal- 
laway connty, Mo.; m. in Benton county. Mo., October 16, 1861, 

*J0HN Hunter, b. 1760, in Franklin county, Va. ; d. 1819, in 
Cumberland county, Ky. ; m. Sarah Price, b. 1766, in Franklin 
county, Va. ; d. 1854, in Cumberland county, Ky. 

458 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

by Elder William B. Douglass, Samuel Brandenburgh, h. 
October 17, 1836, in Montgomery county, Mo.; son of Jonathan 
Brandenburgli and Mary Smith. They had issue, all b. in 
Callaway county. Mo., (surname Brandenburgh) :] 

i. Jackson-Davis, b. January 27, 1863. 
a. Mary-Susan, b. April 7, 1865.1 
in. Nancy-Jane, b. June 30, 1867. 
iv. Carrie-Jerusha, b. August 4, 1869. 

V. Algie-Mason, b. April 4, 1872. 
vi. Emma-Tliomas, b. September 28, 1874. 
vii. Samuel-Eclivard, b. April 27, 1877. 

XXYII. Commodore Ferry Murray, ^ (John,^ Patrick, i) 
K March 13, 1848, in Morgan county. Mo.; resides near Ben- 
ton City, Audrain county. Mo.; m. in Callaway county. Mo., 
March 20, 1873, by Elder William C. Ridgway, Elizabeth 
Frances Ridgway, b. June 11, 1855, in Callaway county, Mo.; 
daughter of Ambrose Dudley Ridgway and Ann America 
Vest. They had issue, all b. in Audrain county, Mo.: 

i. Clara-Leelie, b. February 2, 1874. 
ii. Annie-Eliza, b. February 4, 1876. 
Hi. Thomas-PinJcney , b. June 23, 1878. 

XXVIII. William Ralston, ^ (Mary, 2 Patrick, 1) b. De- 
camber 31, 1824; resides at Fayetteville, Tenn.; m. in Mans- 
field, Ohio., May 15, 1860, by the Rev. David Paul, Agnes 
Finney, b. April 20, 1830, in Mansfield, Ohio ; daughter of 
Thomas Finney and Nancy Culbertson. They had issue (sur- 
name Ralston) : 

i. William, b. July 10, 1861, at Ashland, Ohio. 
ii. J.-Huss, b. September 1, 1862, at Ashland, Ohio. 
Hi. Thomas-Franklin, b. November 24, 1863, at Ashland, Ohio. 
iv. Mary, b. September 11, 1865, at Ashland, Ohio. 
V. James, b. August 3, 1867, at Ashland, Ohio. 
vi. Joseph-Guy, b. February 10, 1869, at Ashland, Ohio; d. 

August 16, 1877, at Fayetteville, Tenn. 
vii. Agnes, b. July 16, 1871, at Ashland, Ohio. 
viii. Columbia, b. July 4, 1873, at Mansfield, Ohio ; d. Septem- 
ber 15. 1877, at Fayetteville, Tenn. 
ix. Oscar, b. October 24, 1875, at Mansfield, Ohio. 
X. McNeil, b. December 30, 1878, at Fayetteville, Tenn. 

Murray of ITarris Ferry. 459 

XXIX. Alexandee E ALSTON", 3 (Mar J, ^ Patrick, ^ ) b. Feb- 
ruary 6, 1826, at Ashland, Ohio; resides at Calhoun, Eicb- 
land county. 111.; m. at Plymouth, Ohio, November 24, 1855, 
by Eev. George N. H. Peters, Salome Traug-er, b. February 
12, 1834, in Bucks county. Pa.; daughter of Samuel Harpel 
Trauger and Susanna Maust. They had issue (surname Eal- 
ston) : 

i. Mary-Lura, b. June 10, 1859, at Plymouth, Richland county, 

ii. Mack-Trauger , b. April 5, 1865, at Auburn, DeKalb county, 

XXX. Mary Jane Urie,^ (Elizabeth, ^ Patrick, i)b. Oc- 
tober 9, 1834, in Ashland, O. ; d. September 10, 1875, in Ash- 
land, 0. ; m. November 9. 1865, bv Eev. John Eobinson, D. 
D., Giles Porter, b. January 1, 1832, in Huron county, 0. ; 
son of Ira Porter and Lucy Smith ; resides at Geneseo, 111. 
They had issue (surname Porter) : 

i. Ella, b. December 2, 1867. 
ii. Bertha, b. February 14, 1870. 

XXXI. Alice Ann Urie,^ (Elizabeth, ^ Patrick, i) b. Jan- 
uary 24, 1836, in Ashland, 0. ; m. May 8, 1852, by Eev. 
Thomas Beer, Thomas Milton" Beer, b. March 2, 1837, near 
Ashland, 0. ; son of Eichard Beer and Jane Anderson; reside 
in Ashland, O. They had issue (surname Beer) : 

i. Lizzie- J anette, b. December 24, 1863. 
ii. Frank, b. December, 24, 1868. 
Hi. Harry -Caleb, b. February 12, 1876. 

XXXII. Elizabeth Helen Urie,^ (Elizabeth, ^ Patrick, ^ 
b. April 30, 1837, in Ashland, 0. ; resides at Belleville, Eich- 
land county, O. ; m. June 29, 1865, by Eev. John Eobinson, 
D. D., William Wiley Anderson, b. November 6, 1839, in 
West Eushville, Fairfield county, O. ; son of Eev. James An- 
derson and Lawrence Marvin : is a minister of the Presbyte- 
rian church. They had issue (surname Anderson) : 

i. Clara, b. June 2, 1868. 
ii. Dora, b. November 4, 1872. 

460 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Patrick^) b. September 7, 1836, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; re- 
sides at Cen'treville, Iowa ; rn. January 1, 1867, by Rev. Ben- 
jamine Plummer, Catharine Cordelia Lockridge, b. Octo- 
ber 18, 1846, in Yorkville, Dearborn county, Ind. ; daughter 
of Hollis Stuart Lockridge* and Hannah E. Perrine. They 
had issue (surname Thompson) : 

i. Eddie-Stuart, b. September 14, 1867, at Cameron, Mo. ; d. 
s. p. 

n. Willie-Loclcridge, b. March 20, 1869, at Cameron, Mo. ; d. 
s. p. 

in. Truman-Wilson, b. March 8, 1871 ; d. February 4. 1872, at 
Cameron, Mo. 

iv. Jenny-Bell, b. September 14, 1873, at Cameron, Mo. ; d. Sep- 
tember 5, 1876, at Centreville, Iowa. 
V. John-Murray,h. February 27, 1876, at Centreville, Iowa; 
d. s. p. 

vL Frederick, h. December 19, 1878, at Centreville, Iowa; d. 
February 23, 1879. 

XXXIY. Jane Ann Thompson, ^ ( Alice- Ann, ^ Patrick, i) 
b. September 3, 1838, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; resides at 
Mirabile, Caldwell county, Mo. ; m. August 30, 1866, by Eev. 
Benjamin Plummer, Luke Firth, b. July 5, 1836, in Boone 
county, Ky. ; son of William Firth and Ann Stubs, both na- 
tives of England. They had issue (surname Firth) : 

i. Alice-Ann, b. July 2, 1867. 
a. Mary -Elizabeth, b. September 13, 1869 ; d. January 1-5, 1879, 

in Caldwell county, Mo. 
Hi. Viola-Eliza, b. August 6, 1871. 
iv. William-Thompson , b. February 5, 1873. 
V. Luella, b. June 24, 1874. 
•vi. Oliver-Francis, b. March 11, 1877. 

XXXY. Jacob Beatty Thompson, ^ (Alice- Ann, ^ Pat- 
rick,^) b. October 10, 1843, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; resides 
Melvern, Osage county, Kansas ; m. in Ripley county, Ind., at 
December 1, 1867, by Allen Campbell , J. P., Jenny Jumper, 
b. August 31, 1846, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; daughter of Al- 

* Hollis Stuart Lockridge, b. June 2, 1815, at Madison, Ind. ; m. 
Hannah E. Perrine, b. March 25, 1820, at Yorkville, Dearborn county, 

Murray of Harris Ferry. 461 

den H. Jumper and Amanda F. Noyes. '^ They had issue (sur- 
name Thompson) : 

i. Albert-Clyde, b. December 13, 1868, in Dearborn county, 

Ind. ; d. s. p. 
a. Willana, b. February 11, 1870, in Oswego county, Kansas. 
in. Alice- Ann, b. June 20, 1872, in Osage county, Kansas. 
iv. Mhel-M., b. May 1, 1875, in Caldwell county, Mo. 

XXXVI. Mary Elizabeth Thompsoin^,^ (Alice- Ann. ^ 
Patrick, 1) b. October 31, 1847, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; re- 
sides near Guilford, Dearborn county, Ind. ; m. October 31, 
1866, by Kev. Benjamin Plummer, Melancthon Eleazer 
WlSHBURN, b. April 20, 1836, in Coolville, Athens county, 
0. ; son of Roswell Washburn aud Lura Cleveland, f They 
had issue (sui'name Washburn) : 

i. Willie-Gordon, b. November 3, 1868. 
a. Charles- Thompson, b. September 25, 1873 ; d. November 18, 

Hi. Cora-Pearl, b. October 4, 1876. 
iv. John, b. August 22, 1878. 

XXXVII. Adaline a. Murray, 3 (George, ^ Patrick, i) b. 
February 14, 1838, in Orange township, Ashland county, O. ; 
resides in Ashland, 0. ; m. June 6, 1867, by Rev. John Rob- 
inson, D. D., Ohio Pancoast, b. March 6, 1839, in AVooster, 
O. ; son of Hezekiah B. and Rebecca Pancoast. They had 
issue (surname Pancoast) : 

i. Duff, b. March 1, 1868. 
ii. Anna, b. January 12, 1870. 
Hi. Bay, b. October 23, 1872. 

XXXVIII. Addison Murray, ^ (George, ^ Patrick, i) b. 
January 10, 1840, in Orange township, Ashland county. Pa. ; 
resides at Gabon, O. ; m. May 25, 1869, by Rev. Mr. Miller, 
Agnes Jourdan, b. in Gabon, O. ; daughter of Joseph and 
Catharine Jourdan. They had issue : 

* Alden H. Jumper, b. February 16, 1819, in Lincoln county, Maine ; 
m. Amanda F. Noyes, b. September 1, 1825, in Dearborn county, Ind. ; 
reside in Osage county, Kansas. 

tRoswell Washburn, b. 1792, in Deerfield, Conn. ; d. May 17, 1873, 
in Athens county, O.; m. in 1827, Lura Cleveland, b. 1803, in Athens 
county, O. ; d. July 9, 1839. 

462 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Alfaretia, b. ISfovember 30, 1870, in Gallon, O. 
ii. Addie, b. November 23, 1879. 

XXXIX. Maey Jane Brandeberry,^, (Anne-Hill,^ Pat- 
rick,^) b. February 12, 1841, in -Ashland, O. ; resides at Dres- 
den, Powshick county, Iowa; m. April 26, 1866, Nehemiah S. 
Carl. They had issue (surname Carl) : 

i. Albert- A., b. February 1, 1867. 
n. Anne-Hill, b. February, 27, 1869. 
in. Bavid-J., b. September 4, 1870 ; d. March 11, 1871. 
iv. Elias-JSf., b. March 9, 1872. 

V. Matthew, b. January 18, 1874 ; d. August 14, 1874. 
vi. Martha, (twin,) b. January 18, 1874. 
vii. Isaac, b. July 31, 1876 ; d. August 9, 1876. 

XL. Annette Brandeberry,^ (Anne-Hill, ^ Patrick,^) b. 
April 16, 1842, in Ashland, O., where she now resides; m. 
December 6, 1860, by Thomas Hayes, J. P., David Huff, b. 
March 3, 1839, in Hancock county, O. ; son of Andrew Huff 
and Grace Reeves. They had issue (surname Huff) : 

i. WilUarn-Irwi7i, b. October 2, 1861, in Hancock county, O. 
a. Eliza-Murray, b. July 23, 1864, in Ashland, O. 
Hi. Mary-Ella, b. July 21, 1866, in Ashland, Ohio. 
iv. Arthur- Evington, b. March 27, 1871, in Ashland, Ohio. 

XLI. Frances Murray, ^ (Hugh,^ Patrick, i) b. Novem- 
ber 11, 1845, in Ashland, Ohio, where she now resides; m. 
September 6, 1865, by Rev. P. J. Brown, Samuel Beeg-hly, b. 
February 1, 1839, in Somerset county. Pa.; son of John. 
Beeghly and Catharine Peek. They had issue (surname 
Beeghly) : 

i. Elzy-Murray, b. April 17, 1867. 
ii. Cora- Alice, b. May 27, 1869 ; d. September 14, 1871. 
Hi. Tullius-Cicero, h. April 26, 1873. 
iv. Calvin-Murray , h. July 26, 1876. 

XLII. Mary Murray, ^ (Hugh,^ Patrick, i) b. January 29, 
1845, in Ashland county, Ohio, where she now resides ; m. 
September 24, 1868, by Rev. WilKam Saddler, Joseph 
Beeghly, b. March 31, 1837, in Somerset county, Pa.; son of 

Murray of Harris' Ferry. 463 

John Beeghly and Catharine Peek. They had issue (surname 
Beeghly) : 

%. James-Urhana, b. March 12, 1870. 
n. Clark-Edmund, b. November 18, 1874. 

XLIII. Wilson Shannon Mueray,'* (Campbell, ^ Ed- 
ward, ^ Patrick,!) b. December 9, 1845, in Orange county, O.; 
resides near Adario, Richland county, Ohio; m. October 8, 
1868, by James Alberson, J. P., Isabel Fulks Stough, b. 
May 29, 1849, in Montgomery township, Ashland county, O.; 
daughter of Jonas Stough and Mary Ann Gerhart, They had 
issue : 

I. Sarah-Matilda, h. August 10, 1869, in Euggles township, 
Ashland county, Ohio. 

n. Mahel, b. February 10, 1871, in Orange township, Asliland 

county, Ohio, 
m. Wiward-A., b. December 16, 1872, in Butler township, 

Ricliland county, Ohio. 
iv. WilUe-Blance, b. March 8, 1875, in Butler township, Rich- 
land county, Ohio. 

V. Lizzie- Artimisa, b. March 15, 1877, in Butler township, 
Richland county, Ohio. 

XLIY. John Murray, ^ (Edward, ^ Edward, ^ Patrick, i) 
b. October 20, 1849, in Orange township, Ashland county, O.; 
resides near Adario, Richland county, O.; m. March 2, 1876, 
by Rev. Mr. Lawrence, Ellen Cline, b. July 16, 1852, in 
Butler township, Richland county, O.; daughter of Samuel 
Cline and Elizabeth Baird. They had issue : 

i. Boy, b. October 31, 1876. 
a. Bay, [twin,] b. October 31, 1876. 
m. Edward, b. March 13, 1884. 

XLV. Diadem Murray, * (Edward, ^ Edward, ^ Patrick, i) 
b. May 26, 1851, in Orauge township, Ashland county, Ohio ; 
resides near Adario, Richland county, Ohio; m. February 19, 
1874, by Rev. S. T. Boyd, Louis Milton Viers, b. Febru- 
ary 14, 1851, in Richland county, Ohio ; son of Liverton Viers 
and Jane Parker. They had issue (surname Viers) : 

i. Lottie, b. December 19, 1874. 
■ a. Edward, b. May 16, 1876. 


Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

in. Nettie, b. June 9, 1878. 
iv. Mary-Jane, b. February 16, 1882. 
V. Bertha-Grace, b. September 30, 1883. 
vi. Clark, b. March 26, 1885. 

XLYI Joseph Mureay,* (Edward, ^ Edward, ^ Patrick, ■•) 
b. October 21, 1853, in Ashland county, Ohio; resides near 
Adario, Richland county, Ohio ; m. October 9, 1879, by the 
Rev. E, L. Sanders, at Dayton, Ky., Anna Mary Murray, 
b. October 23, 1857, in Versailles, Ind. ; daughter of Francis 
Harrison Murray, ^ (James, ^ Patrick,^). They had issue: 

i. Martha-Blanche, b. January 1, 1881. 
ii. Edna-Lee, b. December 27, 1883. 

>^^ . 

Murray of Sicatara. 465 


1. John" Mukeay, ^ a native of ScotlaBcl, came to America 
late in life with his two sons and their families. He probablj' 
died a few years afterwards. The only members of his family 
of whom we have record are the following: 

2. i. William^ b. February 24, 1690; m. [Isabella] Lindley. 

3. n. John, b. 1691 ; m. and had issue. 

II. William Mueeay,^ (John,i) b. February 24, 1690, in 
Scotland, emigrated to America in 1732. His father and 
brother John accompanied him. They settled on the Swatara, 
in the Province of Pennsylvania. Hem. [Isabella] Lindley, 
sister of Thomas Lindley, of Scotland, who also emigrated to 
Pennsylvania about the same time, and located in the neighbor- 
hood of the Murrays. It is not definitely known whether either 
the Murrays or Lindley s came direct from Scotland or had 
sojourned in Ireland for some time. William Murray d. on 
his farm July 21:, 1773, his wafe probably preceding him. They 
had issue, among others : 

4. i. James, b. 1729 ; m. Rebecca McLean. 
[ 5. ii. John, b. 1731 ; m. Margaret Mayes. 

in. Thomas; settled at Muncy, Pa. ; m. and left issue. 

III. John Mureay,^ (John,i) b. about 1691, in Scotland; 
emigrated to the Province of Pennsylvania in 1732 in company 
with his brother and other friends. On the 10th of January, 
1737, he obtained a land warrant from the Proprietaries of 
Pennsylvania, and on the " 14th of ye 9th month," 1739, had 
the same located upon two hundred acres and twelve perches 
of land adjoining the northwest side of "Swahatawro" (Swatara) 
creek, then in Hanover township, Lancaster county, Pa. Adam 
Eeed, an early settler and prominent in frontier times, held an 


466 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

adjoining tract on the north by improvement. On the first of 
March, 1744, John Murray obtained another warrant, which 
was located, about a year afterward, east of the other tract, 
and between it and land of James Stewart. This latter tract 
is now within the limits of Lebanon county, the former, the 
homestead, being within the present bounds of Dauphin county 
a short distance from Dixon"s Ford on the Swatara. The date 
of death or name of John Murray's wife we have been unable 
to gather. Of their children, however, we have the following : 

i. William, b. 171-1 ; m. and had issue, amoncj others : ' 

1. John, b. 1737 ; known as " Presbyterian John " to 
distinguisli him from his cousin, John Murray, 
son of Robert, (see VI. J In early life he went 
to New York and entered the store of his uncle, 
Robert Murray, with whom he became asso- 
ciated in 1771, in business under the firm name 
of Robert & John Murray; subsequently, he 
withdrew from the co-partnership and with his 
sons formed that of John Murray & Sons; in 
hischurch relations, he was a Presbyterian, and 
for many years an elder in Rev. Dr. John Rod- 
gers' church ; in politics, a Federalist, enjoy- 
ing the intimate acquaintance of such men as 
Rufus King and Alexander Hamilton. He was 
greatly esteemed in the mercantile community, 
and presided over the New York Ciiamber of 
Commerce from 1798 to 1806 ; d. at his country 
seat, on Murray Hill, October 17, 1808 ; his chil- 
dren were John-R., Hamilton, Hannah, and 
a. Samuel, b. 1717 ; about the j^ear 1755, went to the Carolinas ; 

nothing further known of him. 
6. Hi. Robert, b. 1721 ; m. Mary Lindley. 

iv. A'>'ahella, b. 1725; d. 1775; m. John Dixon, (see Dixon of 

Dixon'' s Ford.) 

IV. James Murray.^ (William,^ John,i) b. about 1729, in 
Scotland; d. March 15, 1804, in Upper Paxtang township, 
Dauphin county, Pa. In 1768, he entered an application for the 
tract of land on which he resided, located in Upper Paxtang 
township, and it was surveyed to him. In 1775, he was chosen 
a member of the Committee of Safety for his township, and on 

Murray of Swatara. 467 

the 8th of November, of that year, took his place in the general 
committee for Lancaster countj. On the 4th of July, 1776, 
at a military convention representing the fifty-three battalions 
■of the Associators, he was present as one of the captains for that 
county. A roll of his company is printed in Dr. Egle's His- 
tory of Dauphin County. With John Eodgers and John Harris, 
on the 8th of July, 1776, by appointment of the Provincial 
Conference, he superintended the election held at Garber's Mill 
for the sixth district of Lancaster county, to make a choice of 
delegates to the convention that assembled on the 15th of the 
month, and which framed the fii'st constitution of the State. 
During that and the following year he was in almost constant 
active military service with his company. He commanded one 
of the companies of the Tenth battalion, Lancaster county militia, 
and was with the expedition up the West Branch in 1779. The 
exposures to which Capt. Murray was subjected during the 
Eevolutionary struggle, brought on an attack of rheumatism, 
from which for many years prior to his death he was a constant 
sufferer. He m. Eebecca McLean, a native of Scotland. 
They had issue : 

7. i. Margaret, b. 1756; m, John Simpson. 

n. TT'lZZmi?!, b. 1759 ; settled in Tennessee. 

in. Annie, b. 1761 ; m. Samuel Davidson. 

iv. liehecca, b. 1763 ; m. Samuel Brown, of Hanover. 
V. Isabella, b. 1765 ; m. Robert Chambers. 

vi. John, b. 1768; settled on Chillisquaque creek, Northum- 
berland county. He was a member of the House of 
Representatives from 1807 to 1810, and served as a mem- 
ber of Congress, 1817 to 1821. He married Margaret 
Murray, a daughter of Col. John Murray, (see V.J 

V. JoHK MuERAY,3 (William, ^ John,^) b. about 1731, in 
Scotland ; d. February 3, 1798, in Dauphin county, Pa. In 
1766, he took up a tract of land lying on the Susquehanna, 
immediately above his brother James' farm, which adjoined 
the present town of Dauphin. He commanded a rifle company, 
which in March, 1776, was attached to Col. Samuel Miles' bat- 
talion, and participated in the battles of Long Island, White 
Plains, Trenton, and Princeton. He was promoted to major 
April 18, 1777, and lieutenant-colonel of the Second Pennsyl- 

468 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

vania regiment in 1780, serving until the disbanding of the 
army in 1783. He then returned to his family and farm. 
Governor Mifflin appointed him a justice of the peace August 
29, 1791, the only political office he ever held. He was an 
ardent Whig of the Revolution, and a brave officer. Col. Mur- 
ray, m. December 29, 1762, by Rev. John Elder, Margaret 
Mayes, b. 1783, in the north of Ireland ; d. June 22, 1807, in 
Upper Paxtang township, Dauphin county. Pa. ; buried by the 
side of her husband in the old cemetery near Dauphin borough ; 
daughter of Andrew and ^. Reb ecca Mayes. They had issue, 
among others : 

i. William.h. September 6,1764; d. March IS, 1840 ; in 1805, 
removed to Ohio; m. March 17, 1796, Deborah Latta, 
and had issue. 
ii. Margaret, b. February 5, 1770; m. John Murray, son of 
Capt. James Murray, of Paxtang; both buried in the 
Chillisquaque cemetery, Northumberland county. Pa. 
Hi. Eehecca, b. October 19, 1774 ; d. January 6, 1837 ; m. April 
19, 1804, Innis Green, b. March 25, 1776; d. August 4, 
1830; son of Col. Timothy Green and Mary Innis; re- 
ceived a tolerably fair English education, an essential in 
the Scotch-Irish settlements ; his father who built a mill 
at the mouth of Stony creek, on the Susquehanna about 
1790, dying in 1812, Innes took charge of it ; he was ap- 
pointed by Gov. Findlay, one of the associate judges of 
the county of Daupliin, August 10, 1818, resigning how- 
ever, October 23, 1827, having been elected to the National 
House of Representatives ; he served during the twentieth 
and twenty-first Congresses; Gov. Wolf, re-appointed 
him, January 26, 1832, associate judge, a position he held 
at the time of his death. 

VI. Robert Murray,-'' (John,^ John,i) b. about 1721, in 
Scotland : d. July 22, 1786, in the city of New York. He 
came to America with his parents, and remained on the Swatara, 
until about the year 1750, when he removed to North Carolina 
when the immigration thither was in full tide. Two or three 
years sufficed, however, when he turned his face northward and 
settled in the city of New York, where he entered into mer- 
cantile pursuits ; subsequently purchasing the tract of land 
known as " Murray Hill," now in the heart of the metro- 
polis. This became historical as the spot, where Mrs. Murray 

Murray of Swuiara. 469 

during the Revolution, entertained Lord Howe and his officers 
long enough to enable the American troops under Putnam to 
escape. Although brought up in the Westminster Confession, 
and members oi Old Derry church, whatever may have been 
the cause we know not, Robert Murray and his wife joined the 
Society of Friends in New York, and it was therefore in the 
tenets of this persuasion that his large family of children were 
instructed. Of his parents, the son, in his autobiography, thus 
writes : " My parents were of respectable characters, and in the 
middle station of life. My father possessed a good flour mill 
at Swatara, but being of an enterprising spirit and anxious to 
provide handsomely for his family, he made several voyages to 
the West Indies, in the way of trade, by which he considerably 
augmented his jDroperty. Pursuing his inclinations, he, in time, 
acquired large possessions, and became one of the most re- 
spectable merchants in America. * * ^ * * * ]\|j 
mother was a woman of an amiable disposition, and remarkable 
for mildness, humanity, and liberality of sentiment. She was, 
indeed, a faithful and affectionate wife, a tender mother, and a 
kind mistress." Robert Murray, m. in 1744, Mary Lindley, 
daughter of Thomas Lindley. They had issue, twelve children, 
of whom we have the names of only four: 

8. i. Lindley, b. 1745; tn. Hannah . 

9. ii. John ; m. Catharine Bowne. 

10. m. Beulah; m. Martin Hoffman. 

if. Susan; d. 1808; m, Gilbert Golden Willett. 

YII Margaret Murray, ^ (James, =^ William, ^ John,i) b. 
1756, in Paxtang township, Lancaster county, Pa.; d. April 27, 
1826, at Huntingdon, Pa.; m. May 7, 1776, by Rev. John El- 
der, John Simpson, b. about 1744, in Newtown or Bucking- 
ham township, Bucks county. Pa.; d. February 8, 1807, in 
Huntingdon, Pa. His parents went south and were residing 
in North Carolina in 1783 and in Georgia in 1791. He learned 
blacksmi thing, and, in 1763, settled on the Susquehanna, in 
what was then Upper Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dau- 
phin county. On the 15th of August, 1775, he was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant of Capt. James Murray's company in 
the Fourth Battalion of Associators, of Lancaster county. On 

470 Fennsylvania Genealogies. 

the 28th of January, 1777, Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Cox, 
of the battalion, ordered him to remain in the "Continental 
smith-shop " at Bristol. He served during the greater part of 
the Revolution, towards its close in command of a company 
of militia, when he returned to his farm. In the spring of 
1793 he removed to Huntingdon, where he passed the re- 
mainder of his days. They had issue, save the last two, all 
born in Paxtang (surname Simpson) : 

11. i. Rebecca, b. April 8, 1777; m. John Patton. 

ii. Margaret, b. Jannaiy 30, 1779; d. March 3, 1829 ; unm. 
in. James, b. June 20, 1781 ; d. January 31, 1851, in Hunting- 
don, Pa.; was a surveyor, and elected commissioner of 
Huntingdon county, in 1819; was, in liis younger days, 
an officer of the militia, and passed through all the grades 
from lieutenant to colonel. 

iv. Martha, b. Februai-y 15, 1786; m. May 6, 1806, George An- 
shutz, jr., who removed to Pittsburgh, where they both 
died, and had issue (surname Anshutz) : George-S., Mar- 
garetta-S., in. Thomas Linford ; OUver-B., JSdmund- Mur- 
ray and Theodore. 
V. Anna, b. July 9, 1788; d. May 26, 1856, in Franklin town- 
ship, Huntingdon county, Pa.; m. William Curry. 

vi. Sarah, b. September 10, 1791 ; d, s. p. 

12. vii. Elizabeth-Isabella, b. August 22, 1794; m. Daniel Africa. 

13. viii. John, b. June 21, 1798 ; d. July 19,1872; m., first, Mrs. Eliz- 

abeth Eamsey ; secondly, Mrs. Mary McAllister. 

YIII. LlNDLEY MuREAY,^ (Robert, ^ John, 2 John,^) b. in 
1745 on the banks of the Swatara, in Lancaster, now Dauphin 
county, Pa.; d. February 16, 1826, at his residence near York, 
England. He received a good education, but, having a dislike 
to mercantile pursuits, studied law and was admitted to the bar 
at the age of twenty-one. The year after he married. His 
limited practice was temporarily interrupted by a visit to Eng- 
land, whither his father had preceded him in hope of benefit- 
ing his health. He returned to New York in 1771, and re- 
newed the practice of law with marked success; tiring of it, 
however, when the Revolution broke out and New York was 
occupied by the British army, or, having no sympathy with 
the cause of Independence, he removed to Islip, on Long Island, 
and entered a mercantile life. We have always given Lkid- 

Murray of Swatara. 471 

ley Murray credit for his religions principles as having pre- 
cluded him from taking part in the struggle between the Col- 
onies and the mother country, but in a letter in our possession, 
written by William Darbv to his friend, Mrs. Anna Dixon, 
the true incentive is, perhaps, given. Mr. Darby was well 
acquainted with the men of his time — he was intimate with the 
patriots of the Eevolution, and learned much of the inward 
history of the people, concerning whom, it is to be regretted, 
he did not give his reminiscences. William' Darby was born 
in the same neighborhood, and was intimate with the Dixons 
and Roans, to the former of whom Murray was related, and 
through them learned more of him than biographers choose to 
tell. In the success and greatness of a man, we too often 
lose sight of the grave errors into which he may have fallen. 
But we are loath to dispel the bright halo which glimmers 
around the life of the celebrated grammarian. Sabine classes 
him among the Loj^alists 'of the Revolution, and Darby, in con- 
trasting him with his cousin, Robert Dixon, whose blood was 
the first Pennsylvania offering to the cause of Independence, 
speaks of Murray's taking sides with the enemies of his country. 
This we can easily understand. Surrounded by his religious 
friends whose peace principles would not allow them to take 
up arms — although many hundreds did, who were subsequenly 
^disowned for it — and in a city occupied by the king's troops, 
he himself says he had little faith in the successful resistance 
of the Colonies. It was thus he became a loyalist. His 
father's business and his own thrived, and the rule of England 
was sufficient, for him. We venture the opinion that there 
were really few instances where religious principles made men 
Tories. Mercenary motives were generally at the bottom of 
it. It is to be regretted that Lindley Murray's silent influ- 
ence should have been on the side of British oppression and 
tyranny. At the close of the war he had amassed a fortune, 
and, when peace had dawned, he sailed away from the land of 
his nativity and the home of liberty. His attachment to the 
home of his fathers, he said, "was founded on many pleasing 
associations. In particular, I had strong prepossessions in 
favor of a residence in England, because I was ever partial to 

472 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

its political cons*"itutioii and the mildness and wisdom of its 
general laws. * * * On leaving my native country, there 
was not, therefore, any land in which I could cast my eyes 
with so much pleasure, nor is there any which could have af- 
forded me so much real satisfaction as I have found in Great 
Britain. May its political fabric, which has stood the test of 
ages, and long attracted the admiration of the world, be sup- 
ported and perpetuated by Divine Providence." In 1784, he 
went to England, and, after visiting several localities, purchased 
a small estate at Holdgate, about a mile from York, upon 
which he resided until his death. Living in ease and retire- 
ment, he entered upon a literary life which proved a successful 
one, and has inscribed his name high up on Fame's portals. 
In 1787, he published a small work entitled " The Power of 
Psligion on the Mind," which passed through seventeen edit- 
ions. His next work, and that by which he is principally 
known, was his "English Grrammer," first published in 1795, 
and such was the unexpected demand for it that several edi- 
tions were published during the same year. Following this, 
appeared "English Exercises" and a "Key," an abridgement 
of which treatises were published in one volume in 1797. His 
other writings are "The English Reader," with an "Introduc- 
tion and Sequel," "The English Spelling Book," a new edition 
of his Grammar, "Exercises and Key" in two octavo volumes, 
a selection from Home's "Commentary on the Psalms," and 
" The Dutv and Benefit of Reading the Scriptures." Lind 
ley Murray's educational publications were not alone confined 
to his mother tongue. He prepared two French works, " In- 
troduction au Lecteur Fran93is"and "LecteurFranQois," which 
soon came into general use, were highly commended, and 
passed through a large number of editions. His life in Eng- 
land was a busy one, as it was an eventful one. No American 
who made a European tour failed to visit Holdgate. His per- 
sonal appearance, his unassuming demeanor and his conversa- 
tional powers excited in the minds of all visitors great admir- 
ation. Lindiey Murray m. June 22, 1767, Hanjstah ; 

d. in England and buried by the side of her husband at Hold- 
gate. They had no children. 

Murray of Sioatara. 473 

IX. JoHisr MuEEAY,* (Robert, 3 Jolii!,^ John,i) b. August 
8, 1758 ; d. August 4, 1819, in the city of New York. He 
was known as " Quaker John ; " was a member of the Manu- 
mission Society ; a director of the New York hospital, and in 
1811, vice president of the New York Free School Society ; he 
was deeply interested in the cause of education, and the meet- 
ing of prominent citizens of New York, which led to the or- 
ganization of the old Public School Society, was held at his 
residence in Franklin square ; he m. Cathaeine Bowne, sis- 
ter of Walter Bowne, who was at one time mayor of New 
York. They had issue : 

i. Bobert-J.; m. Elizabeth Golden, and had issue, J).- Co/cZen, 
Bohert, Caroline, Mary, and Gertrude. 

a. Linclley; m. Elizabeth Cheeseman, and had Lindley, Jr., 
John, Ann-Eliza, Catharine, Maryaretta, Jane, Hannah, 
Joseph-K., William, Edward, and Mary-K.; Lindley, Jr., 
m. and had Lindley, FranJc-T., John, Oeorgianna-T., 
Catharine-B., Grace, Louisa-T., Bertha, nwd Endly ; while 
John had a son John. 

Hi. Mary; m. Dr. Perkins, and had issue (surname Perkins), 

iv. Susan; m. William O^den, and had issue (surname Og- 
den), Susan-Lhidley ; m. Lindley Murray Hoifman. 

X. Beulah Mueeay,4 (Robert, 3 John,^ John,i) b. in the 
city of New York ; lived and died there ; m. Maetin" Hoff- 
MAisr, of that city ; one of New York's prominent early citizens. 
They had issue (surname Hoffman) : 

i. Murray, b. 1792; d.. 1878; m., first, Prances Burrall ; sec- 
ondly, Mary Ogden, and had issue, Jidia, Murray, Wil- 
liam, Frances, Burrall, and Susan-Ogden. 
a. Lindley-Murray, b. 1794; m. Susan Lindley Ogden, and 
had issue, Susan-Ogden, William-Ogden, Edward, Katha- 
rine, and Elizabeth; Elizabeth Hoffman m. George M. 
Miller, and had issue (surname Miller), Hoffman; m. 
Edith McKeever; Mary-L., Leverett-S., Elizabeth-H., 
and Edith-M. 
Hi. Martin, b. 1796; m. Elizabeth Hale Gilman, and had issue, 
Lindley-Murray, Emily, Martin, Arthur, Matilda, Leigh- 
ton, and Serena; Lindley Murray Hoffman m. Margaret 
V,^ L. Ring, [nee Mott,) and had issue, Louisa-G., Emily, 
"^ Virginia- Golden, and Martin, 
iv. Anna-Maria, b. 1797 ; m. Anthony R. Livingston. 

474 Pennsylvania Oenenlogies. 

XL Rebecca Simpson, ^ (Margaret,* James, ^ William, ^ 
John,^) b. April 8, 1777, in Paxtang township, Lancaster 
county, Penn'a ; d. October 15, 1845, in IXuntingdon, Hunting- 
don count}^, Penn'a; m. April 16, 1801, John Patton, b. 
December 25, 1757, in Franklin county. Penn'a ; d. May 23, 
1836, on his farm in Woodcock valley, Walker township, Hunt- 
ingdon county, Penn'a. In his earlier years he resided in the 
town of Huntingdon, and was six times elected sheriff, and 
his term of service as principal and deputy extended over a 
period of twenty years ; he was an efficient public officer. 
They had issue (surname Patton) : 

i. William-Moore, h. February 16,1803; d. August 9,1871; 
m. in 1842, Rebecca Boal, of Ohio, and settled in Ken- 
tucky; they liad issue (surname Patton): George-Bool, 
William, d. s. p., William-A., and Clara-Bell. 

a. John-Simpson, b. June 15, 1806; d. August 30, 1850; re- 
sided a few years on the homestead farm ; appointed col- 
lector of tolls on the canal, removed to Huntingdon ; 
afterwards settling in Kentucky, where he died ; m. Sep- 
tember 1, 1836, Catliavine Huyett, and had issue (sur- 
name Patton) : Elizabeth, Margaret-Murray , Caroline, 
and William-Penn. 
Hi. Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1808; d. March 31, 1811. 

iv. James, (twin,) b. June 30, 1808; d. September 16, 1836; 
m. March, 1832, Elizabetli Yandevander, daughter of 
Isaac Vandevander; and had issue (surname Patton): 
Rebecca, Annie, and John. 

V. Joseph, b. October 6, 1810; resides in Kentucky; was 
thrice married ; m. first, January 9, 1840, IsTancy Givin, 
daughter of John Givin, and had issue (surname Patton): 
Ellen, John, Jame^, and Silas; by a second marriage, 
there was issne, William and Joseph: his second wife 
dying about 1857. He married again in 1864. 

vi. Benjamin-F.,h. November 26,1812; resided in Altoona, 

Pa., and died there , 1885 ; for many years 

in the mercantile business at Warrior's Mark, Pa., and 
served two terms as associate judge of Huntingdon 
county ; m. January 23, 1836, Eliza Addleman ; and had 
issue (surname Patton) : Uebecca, Ettie, Sarah, Emma, 
John-T., Ceorqe-A., William, 'cind Harry. 
vii. Bebecca- Simpson, b. March 14, 1815 ; d. December 13, 
1862; m. December 24, 1840, James Campbell, of Mc- 
Connellstown, Pa.; and had issue (surname Campbell) : 

Murray of Swaiara. 475 

Margaretta. m. Dr. G. L. Kobb, of Huntingdon, Mnry, 
and Caroline. 
viii. George-W., b. September 6, 1817 ; d. March 7, 1882, in the 
city of Philadelphia ; buried at Altoona, Pa.; for several 
years was one of the lessees of Union Furnace, and man- 
ager at Blair Furnace, but removed to Altoona at an 
early day ; in 1854, he was chosen the first chief burgess 
of that borough, and reelected in 1855 ; in 1861 , appointed 
postmaster, serving eight yeai's, and in 1870, elected an 
associate judge ; subsequently removing to Philadelphia ; 
he was twice married; m. first, .June 10, 1845, Mary B. 
Burket, d. March 28, 1856, and had issue (surname Pat- 

1. T/iorii as- Blair; postmaster at Altoona. 

2. Willia7n-A.\ in the office of the President Penn- 

sylvania Railroad Company. 

3. John-Howard ; Pennsylvania railroad office, Al- 

Mr. Patton m. secondly, December 19, 1861, Emma J. 
Havvksworth ; and had issue : 

5. Mary-V. 

6. Margaret-Murray . 

XII. Elizabeth Isabella Simpson, ^ (Margaret,"* James, ^ 
William,^ John,^) b. August 22, 1794, in the borougli of Hunt- 
ingdon ; cl. 1867, at Atsion, N. J. ; buried in the cemetery at 
Huntingdon, Pa. ; m. August 19, 1830, Daniel Africa, b. 
1794, at Huntino;don, Pa. ; d. December 13, 1865, in his native 
town and there buried. His grandfather, Christopher Africa, 
emigrated from near Hanover, Grermany, and at first settled at 
Germantown, Pa., subsequently removing to Hanover, York 
county, that State. He had two sons, Michael and Jacob 
Michael Africa m. Catharine Graffius, of York, and in 1791, 
removed to Huntingdon. They were the parents of Daniel 
Africa. The latter was a man of prominence and influence in 
the community ; was deputy surveyor for that county from 
1824 until 1830, and for twenty-two years a justice of the peace. 
His knowledge of the law was much more thorough than that 
usually possessed by magistrates. He was familiar with many 
of the English and American decisions, especially with those 
of the Pennsylvania courts, and kept a book in which he noted 
a great number of important cases, many of these relating to the 

476 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

land laws. Daniel Africa and his wife had issue (surname 
Africa) : 

i. Mar qaret- Murray ; d. s. p. 
14. a. John- Simpson, b. September 15, 1832 ; m. Dorothea C. 

XIII. John Simpson, ^ (Margaret, ^ James, ^ William, ^ 
John,i) b. June 21, 1798, in the borough of Huntingdon, Pa. ; 
d. July 19, 1872. He was twice married ; m., first, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth E.AMSEY ; d. April 14, 1852. Thej had issue, (surname 
Simpson) : 

i. John-Murraij ; a farmer ; resides ia Oneida township, Hunt- 
ingdon county, Pa. 

ii. Anna-^M. 
Hi. Lydia-M. 

iv. George- A. ; was color-bearer of the 125th regiment, Penn- 
sylvania volunteers, and killed at the battle of Antietam, 
September 17, 1862. 

V. James-Bandolph ; seriously wounded at Antietam ; in 1866, 
elected protlionotary of Huntingdon county ; now prac- 
ticing law in the borough of Huntingdon, Pa. 

John Simpson m., secondly, Mrs. Mary McAllister. They 

had issue (surname Simpson) : 

vi. Fannie; m. 1882. 

XIY. John Simpson Africa, 6 (Elizabeth-Isabella, 5 [Simp- 
son,] Margaret,"^ James, ^ William. ^ John,^) b. September 15, 
1832, in Huntingdon, Pa., where he resides. He was educated 
in the public schools and Huntingdon Academy. After leav- 
ing school he learned the practice of surveying and civil en- 
gineering with his father and uncle, James Simpson. His first 
work after completing his studies was with Samuel W. Mifflin, 
chief engineer in the locating of the Huntingdon and Broad Top 
railroad. In 1853, he was elected county surveyor. During 
the sessions of 1858 and 1859, he was one of the clerks of the 
State Senate, and in 1859 elected to the Lugislature. In 1854 
and 1855, he served as burgess of the borough, and in 1871, 
elected to the same office for three years. Under the Constitu- 
tion of 1873, the department of Internal Affairs was organized, 
and Mr. Africa was appointed deputy secretary under General 

Murray of Swatara. 477 

William McCandless. "His knowledge and experience pecu- 
liarly qualified him for putting the new department into suc- 
cessful operation. The entire labor and responsibility of doing 
so devolved upon him, and it is well known to the people of 
the State how faithfully the duty was performed, and how 
creditably and honorably he acquitted himself in the important 
trust." In 1878, he was nominated ,by the Democratic State 
Convention for the head of that department, and although his 
vote was highly flattering, he failed of an election. Four years 
afterwards, in 1882, however, he was again nominated for the 
same position, and was elected for the term of four years. In 
1880, President Hayes appointed him supervisor of the census 
for the Seventh district of Pennsylvania, comprising fourteen 
counties in the central part of the State. He was elected 
cashier of the First National Bank of Huntingdon in 1881, 
and served until he was sworn in as Secretary of Internal Af- 
fairs in 1883. In addition to these public and official duties, 
he has been identified with the leading business enterprises of 
his native town. Mr. Africa m. January 1, 1856, Doeothea C. 
Geeenland, daughter of Joshua Grreenland, of Huntingdon. 
They had issue (surname Africa) : 

i. Benjamin-Fran'klin^h. 1856; d. 1857. 

ii. Benjmriin-FranJiHn, (second;) m. November 5, 1885, by 
Kev. Eobert J. Keeling, D. D., Susan I. Meyers, daughter 
of Benjamin F. Meyers, of Harrisburg, Pa. 

iii. James-Murray. 

iv. Walter-0. f 

V. Bessie ; d. February, 1867, at Atsion, N. J. 

478 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. John Neville, ^ son of RiGHitftD Neville,^ and Ann 
Burroughs, who was a cousin of Lord Fairfax, was b. July 26, 
1731, on the head waters of Occoquan river, Virginia. His 
father's residence is laid down on Gov. Pownall's, and Fry and 
Jefferson's maps, also on map in Spark's "Life and Writings of 
Washington." On the map in " Jefferson's Notes on Virginia," 
edition of 1787, it is laid down near the head of Bull Run, a 
branch of the Occoquan. He was an early acquaintance of 
Washington, and served with him in Braddock's expedition. 
He subsequently settled near Winchester, Frederick county, 
where he held the office of sheriff. He was in Dunmore's ex- 
pedition of 1774. Prior to this, he had made large entries and 
purchases of land on Chartier's creek, and built a house, now 
owned and occupied by Mrs. Mary Wrenshall, and was about 
to remove there when the Revolutionary troubles began. He 
was elected a delegate from Augusta county to the Provincial 
Convention of Virginia, which appointed George Washington, 
Peyton Randolph, and others to the first Continental Congress, 
but was prevented by sickness from attending. On the 7th of 
August, 1775, the Provincial Convention of Virginia ordered 
him to march with his company and take possession of Fort 
Pitt. December 23, 1776, he was appointed a justice of Yoho- 
gania county court, but considering the distracted state of the 
country, occasioned by the boundary dispute, and his position 
as commandant at Fort Pitt, he prudently declined the appoint- 
ment. He was colonel of the 4th Virginia regiment in the 
Revolutionary war. Subsequent to the Revolution, he was a 
member of the Board of Property, and of the Supreme Executive 
Council of Pennsylvania, and of the Pennsylvania Convention 
which ratified the Federal Constitution ; he was also a member 

Neville and Craig, 479 

of the Convention which formed the Constitution of Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1789-90. In 1791, at the urgent solicitation of the 
President and the Secretary of the Treasury, he accepted the 
appointment of Inspector of the Revenue in the Fourth Survey 
of the District of Pennsylvania, which he held until after the 
suppression of the Whiskey Insurrection and establishment 
of the supremacy of the law^s of the United States. He was 
appointed agent, at Pittsburgh, for the sale of lands, under the 
act of Congress, passed May 18, 1796, entitled "an act for the 
sale of the lands of the United States in the Territory north- 
west of the Ohio, &c." lie died on Montour's Island, now ISTe- 
ville township, Allegheny count}^, Pa.., July 29, 1803, and was 
buried in the First Presbyterian church-yard, Pittsburgh. The 
inscription on his tombstone, now almost illegible, is as follows: 

In memory of \ General John Neville, | who departed 
this life I July 29, 1803; | Aged 12 years and 3 days. \ During 
his long life \ he filled many important offices^ | hoth \ Civil and 
Military ; \ in the former^ he ivas virtuous and disinterested ; | in 
the latter, he was patriotic a7id brave. | He enjoyed] the friendship 
and confidence of the \ illustrious Washington. \ The day of his 
death witnessed the \ most pleasing Tribute \ that can be paid to 
the I memory \ of a mortal, \ Tlie sincere regrets of his \ friends \ 
and the | tears \ of the neighboring poor. 

Gen. Neville was a consistent member of the Protestant 
Episcopal church ; and the first Episcopal church west of the 
Allegheny mountains was built at his expense, on the site of 
the present stone church at Woodville, Allegheny county, Pa. 
He m. August 24, 1754, Winifred Oldham, \b. 1736, in 
Virginia; d. 1797, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was descended from 
John Oldham, who emigrated to Virginia from England, in 
March, 1635. His son, Thomas Oldham, was the father of 
Col. Samuel Oldham, of Westmoreland count}^, Va., b. 1680 ; 
d. 1762 ; m. Elizabeth Newton, b. 1687 ; d. 1759. Their son, 
John Oldham, b. 1705; m. Anne Conway, and had Winifred, 
m. John Neville; Mary- Ann, m. Major Abraham Kirkpatrick, 
and Col. William, m. Penelope Pope. Major Abraham Kirh- 
patrick had three daughters ; one of whom Mary-Ann, m. Dr. 
Joel Lewis, and had A. Kirk Lewis, and Mrs. Maria L. Bigham ; 

480 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Eliza, m. Christopher Cowan, and was the mother of Mrs. Marj 
Wrensball, Mrs. Ebbs, and Mrs. Swartzwelder ; Amelia- Louisa^ 
m. Judge Shaler, and was the mother of Conway, Clarence, 
Louisa- Amelia, and Augusta. Louisa A. Shaler was killed by 
a fall from a horse. Col. William Oldham., killed at St. Clair's 
defeat in 1791 ; m. in 1784, Penelope Pope, had Ahhy, who m. 
Samuel Churchill, and had Samuel B. Churchill, of Louisville, 
Ky. The children of Gren. Neville were : 

2. i. Presley., b. September 6, 1755; m. Nancy Morgan. 

3. n. Amelia, b. 1763 ; m. Major Isaac Craig. 

II. Presley Neville,^ (John, 2 fii^i^,i) b. September 
6, 1755, at Winchester, Ya.; d. December 1, 1818, at his resi- 
dence near Neville, Clermont county, Ohio, thirty miles above 
Cincinnati. After gi-aduating at the University of Philadel- 
phia, with distinguished reputation for classical attainments, 
he entered the army in 1775, in the twentieth year of his age, 
as a lieutenant in the company commanded by his father. Gen- 
eral John Neville. He quickly rose to the rank of major, and, 
as such, became aid-de-camp to the Marquis de la Fayette. 
Similarity of feeling and manners created an ardent friend- 
sliip between these accomplished, and, at that time, young 
officers, which continued uninterrupted, and retained Major 
Neville in the family of the Marquis two years. In January, 
1780, the Fourth Virginia Regiment, commanded by his father, 
General John Neville, was ordered to Charleston, S. G, with 
Presley Neville as lieutenant-colonel. He was made prisoner 
at the surrender of Charleston, and returned thence to Vir- 
ginia on parole, but was exchanged before the close of the 
war. Presley Neville took part in the battles of Trenton, 
Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. At 
Monmouth he had a horse killed under him. After his mar- 
riage, he moved to a property he owned on Chartier s creek, 
called Woodville. In 1792, he removed to Pittsburgh, where 
he resided until 1816. Presley Neville was always honored 
with the friendship of General Washington, and held many of 
the most confidential ofiices under the general and State gov- 
ernments." An obituar}^ notice of him by Mr. Ormsby in the 

Neville, and Craig. 481 

Pittsburgh Gazette^ of December 18, 1818, says: "It falls to 
the lot of but few men to enjoy so great a degree of personal 
popularity, as has attended the subject of this notice through 
life. He was favored by Providence with the possession of an 
ample fortune, which enabled him to indulge to excess a be- 
nevolence as warm and as expansive as ever glowed in a mortal 
breast. It had a faalt : it was too lavish for prudential max- 
ims to mingle in its council, and too honorable to doubt the 
rectitude of its ardent impulses. Like most generous men, he 
suffered dearly for his liberality ; but he repined not at this 
dispensation of Providence, nor repented of those acts which 
he performed with pleasure and reflected on with pride. He 
was admired by his equals, respected by his inferiors, and 
loved by all who knew him ; the oppressed clung to him for 
support, and the prayers of the needy ascended to heaven in 
his favor. * -^ * jjg breathed his last on the 

banks of the Ohio, not surrounded by all the comforts of life, 
for this would have been too great a happiness for an old sol- 
dier, but he drew his last sigh surrounded by his children, on 
the soil granted to him for his Revolutionary services. At the 
present day, the remembrance of those services are of little 
value, except as a theme of pride to his descendants ; but the 
future historian will rank him among those heroes to whom 
his country owes her independence." There are some inci- 
dents in the life of Louis Phillipe, connected with the Nevilles, 
so creditable to him, that they are here introduced : "About 
the year 1796, the Duke of Orleans, afterwards Louis Phillipe, 
King of France, accompanied by his two brothers, Montpen- 
sier and Beaujolais, came to the western country. On arriving 
at Pittsburgh, then a small village, the}' found one or two em- 
igres, who had formerly filled prominent stations under the 
ancienne regime, but who were now earning a scanty subsist- 
ence in carrying on some little business of merchandise. One 
of them, the Chevalier Du Bac, proposed to General Neville, 
whose house was alwa3^s the temple of hospitality, where he 
was in the habit of dining every Sunday, and at whose table 
and fireside the unfortunate emigre was sure to find a heartv 
welcome, to introduce the travelers. The general at first re- 

482 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ceived the proposition with coldness. He said he had been a 
soldier of the Eevolution, the intimate of Rochambeau and La 
Fayette, and, of course, entertained a feeling of the deepest re- 
spect for the memory of the unfortunate Louis, not as a mon- 
arch, but as a most amiable and virtuous man. He insisted 
that no good could spring from the infamous exciter of the 
Jacobins, the profligate Egalite. But, "mon General," (said 
the chevalier, with a shrug of the shoulders, and most melan- 
choly contortion of his wrinkled features,) " ils sont dans les 
grande mis^re, et 'ils out ete chasse, comme nous autres, par 
ces vilains sans culottes." The chevalier knew his man, and 
the hon hommie. of the General prevailed. " Eh, bien ! cheva- 
lier, allez, rendre nos devoirs aux voyageurs, et qu'ils dinent 
chez nous demain." The strangers accepted the courtesy, and 
became intimate with and attached to the family of the kind- 
hearted American ; the charms of the conversation of the Duke 
of Orleans, and his various literary attainments, soon obliter- 
ated for the moment the horrible career of his father from the 
minds of his hearers. The brothers, on quitting Pittsburgh, 
left a most favorable impression on the minds of the little 
circle in which they were received so kindly. The recollec- 
tion of the amiable Beaujolais was particularly cherished ; and 
when the news of his death in Sicily, a few years after, readied 
the West, the family of General jSTeville expressed the sin- 
cerest sorrow." Many years later, the Cincinnati Rej^uhlican 
says: "Immediately upon the landing of the Prince De Join- 
ville, in this city, he inquired for Morgan Neville, expressed a 
desire to see him, and regretted to hear of his death. Louis 
Philippe, the father of the young Prince, when an exile in 
this country, became acquainted with Morgan Neville, then a 
lad residing at Pittsburgh, and with the late General Neville, 
his father, into whose house the exile was hospitably received. 
Louis Philippe had remembered this little kindness amid the 
varied and embarrassing scenes of his life, and gave it in charge 
of his son, when coming to this country, to find out Morgan 
Neville and renew the acquaintance." A few years later, 
another son of the General, '"Captain Frederick Neville, of the 
United States navy, happened to enter the port of Marseilles; 

Neville and Craig. 483 

Louis Philippe hearing of it, sent for him and received him, 
with utmost kindness and attention, into his family." General 
Neville, m. October 15, 1782, Nancy Morgan, of whom 
Breckenridge in his Recollections of Persons and Places of the 
West, writing of Presley Neville, says: "He married the 
daughter of the celebrated General Morgan, an elegant and ac- 
complished lady, who blessed him with an offspring as numer- 
ous and beautiful as the children of Niobe."' They had issue 
(surname Neville): 

i. Morgan, b. December 25, 1783 ; d. March 1, 1840 ; attorney- 
at-law, author and editor of the Pittsburgh Gazette ; about 
1824, removed to Cincinnati and became secretary of an 
insurance company ; m. March 6,1811, Nancy Barker; 
and had issue: 

1. Morgan-LaFayette; m. a sister of Governor Den- 

nison, of Ohio. 

2. Julian; d. July, 1882; a wealthy mercliant of 

New Orleans before the Rebellion ; an out 
spoken Union man, who was stripped of every- 
thing, and died poor. 

3. John ; d. in New York. 

4. Eugene; d. s. p. 

5. Cornelia; m. Hon. James Graham, of New Or- 

leans, member of Congress and historian ; au- 
thor of " Life of General Morgan." 
a. Emily, b. February 15, 1786; d. February 5, 1821 ; m. No- 
vember 5, 1807, Col. W. D. Simms, of Alexandria, Ya.; 
and had issue (surname Simms): 

1. Virginia; m. Frank Taylor, of Washington, D. C. 

2. Neville; m. Miss McGuire. 
Hi. Fayette, b. February 25, 1788; d. unm. 

ic. Elizabeth, b. November 18, 1789; m. January 24, 1810, 

James O'Hara, Jr. ; no issue. 
V. Nancy; m. Major John Head, IJ. S. A.; they had issue 
(surname Kead): 

1. Dr. Bobert; d. in California. 

2. Nancy ; m. Jesse Farmer. 

3. Emily ; m. in 1863, Richard Oldham. 

4. Winifred-Neville; m. William L. Kid well, of 

vi. Fanny; m. first, Charles Simms, of Alexandria, Va.; sec- 
ondly, Charles Wilkins, of Pittsburgli ; and had issue 
(surname Wilkins), Presley-Neville; m. thirdly. Cap- 
tain Forster ; and had issue (surname Forster), Rhoda. 

•iS-i Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

vii. Presley, Jr.; m. Olivia Kerr ; and had issue : 

1. Sarah ; m. Hugh Wilson, of Washington, Pa. 

2. Frederick ; went to Texas. 
via. Edgar. 

ix. Clarence. 
X. Winifred ; m., first, March 22, 1822, Major Matthew Magee, 

U. S. A.; secondly, Dr. Nathan Kouns, M. D.; they had 

issue (surname Kouns) : 

1. Dr. J acob-JSfeville', the great traveler. 

2. Presley-Morgan ; d. in California. 

3. Nathan-C.\ author, &c. 

4. Dr. Ivan-Wisy\er \ deceased. 

xi. Francis ; lost on the United States sloop ^'■Hornet " Sep- 
tember, 1829. 
xii. Ellen-, d. 1842; m. 1831, James Burns; and had, with 
others, issue (surname Burns) : 

1. Olivia:, m. Walter Browji, of Fort Leaven- 


2. Winifred. 

xiii. Frederick; captain in U. S. navy ; d. in Philadelphia, Oc- 
tober 21, 1877. 
xiv. Monti7nore; d. s. p. X jyT^tlje^ 

III. Amelia Neville, ^ (John,^ Eiefea*d,^) b. April 4, 
1763, at Winchester, Va.; d. February, 1849, on Montour's 
Island, near Pittsburgh, Pa.; m. February 1, 1785, Isaac 
Craig, ^ b. 1741, near Hillsborough, county Down, Ireland ; d. 
May 14, 1826, on Montour's Island, and is buried in the 
grave-yard of the First Presbyterian church, Pittsburgh. He 
emigrated to America in 1765, and settled in Philadelphia, 
wdiere he became a master-builder. In November, 1775, he 
received an appointment as ranking lieutenant of Marines in 
the Navy then being fitted out, and in that capacity served ten 
months on board the Andrew Doria, commanded by the gal- 
lant and unfortunate Nicholas Biddle. "While on the Doria, 
that vessel formed one of the squadron of Commodore Hop- 
kins, which captured the two Forts, Nassau and Montague, 
upon the island of New Providence, in the West Indies, cap- 
turing the Governor and a large number of cannon and military 
stores, then much needed by the Americans, and subsequently 
used ill the forts in Ehode Island and on the Delaware. On 
his return, he received a captain's commission dated October 
22, 1776. In the latter part of November, the marines were 

Neville and Craig. 485 

ordered to join the army and do duty as infantry, and in that 
capacity, Captain Craig was present at the crossing of the Del- 
aware, the capture of the Hessians at Trenton, and at the battle 
of Princeton. On the 3d of March, 1777, he was appointed a 
captain in a regiment of artillery then formed, under the com- 
mand of Colonel Thomas Proctor, in whicli he continued to 
serve until it was disbanded at the close of the Revolution. 
On the 11th of September, 1777, he was engaged in the battle 
of Brandywine, where he was severely wounded. The ensu- 
ing month he was at the battle of Germantown, and his com- 
pany was one of those which cannonaded Chew's house, which 
was so gallantly defended by Major Musgrave. Having passed 
the ordeal of Yalley Forge, early in the spring of 1778 Captain 
Craig and several other officers were ordered to Carlisle to learn 
the laboratory art, under the instruction of Captain Isaac Coren, 
an officer of skill and experience. On the 29th of March, 
1779, he was ordered to the command of the Fort at Billings- 
port, on the Delaware, below Philadelphia. May 20th the reg- 
iment was ordered to Easton, and joined Sullivan in his expe- 
dition against the Six Nations, returning to Easton on the 18th 
of October following. The severe winter of 1779-80 he was 
with the army at Morristown, New Jersey. On the 20th of 
April, 1780, Captain Craig was ordered to Fort Pitt with a de- 
tachment of artillery and military stores, where he arrived on 
the 2oth of June. Here he continued in command of the ar- 
tillery until the 29th of July, 1781, when he left with his de- 
tachment for the Falls of the Ohio (Louisville) to join General 
Clark in his intended expedition against Detroit. He returned 
to Fort Pitt the 26th of November. During his absence down 
the river, he had been prom.oted to the rank of major, from 
the 7th of October, 1781. In November, 1782, General Irvine 
received intelligence that the British had established a military 
post at Sandusky, and were abont to establish one either at 
Cuyahoga or Grand river. He, therefore, ordered Major Craig 
to take with him the General's aid, Lieutenant Pose, and six 
active men, and proceed to Cuyahoga and Grand river, to as- 
certain whether the enemy were making such attempts. This 
order was eloquent in urging Major Craig to be cautious, and 

486 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

not be stimulated by his zeal for the service to venture too far, 
and concludes by saying : " One man falling into the hands of 
the enemy may not only ruin your whole present business, but 
also prevent future .discovery." The Major and his party 
started on their expedition on the 13th of ISTovember, taking 
with them one horse, with a supply of provisions. They 
crossed the Big Beaver river at its mouth. Thence they pro- 
ceeded in a direction south of west, as if bound to the Indian 
town at the forks of Muskingum, pursuing that course until 
night, and then turned directly north, and traveled all night in 
that direction. This was done to mislead and elude the pur- 
suit of Indians who may have followed them. When they 
arrived, as they supposed, within a day's march of the mouth 
of the Cuyahoga, they left one man with the extra provisions. 
It was the intention, upon rejoining this man, to have taken a 
fresh supply of provisions, and then proceed to examine the 
V mouth of Grand river. General Irvine had, in his instructions, 
treated this as a point of less importance than the Cuyahoga, 
but yet worthy of attention. The weather proved very unfa- 
vorable after the separation, and the Major, with his party, was 
detained beyond the appointed time, and the soldier, with the 
horse, had disappeared ; so that when they reached the desig- 
nated place, weary and half famished, they found no relief, and 
had before them a journey of more than one hundred miles 
through a hostile wilderness. The examination of Grand river 
had to be abandoned, and the party was compelled to hasten 
back to Fort Pitt. Variable and tempestuous weather made 
the return journey laborious and painful. Pursuing the most 
direct course homeward, before they reached the Conoquenes- 
sing, the weather became extremely cold, and they found the 
stream frozen over, but the ice not firm enough to bear the 
weight of a man. They resorted to the following expedient as 
the best the circumstances allowed : A large fire was kindled 
on the northern bank, and when it was burning freely, the 
party stripped off their clothes ; one man took a heavy blud- 
geon to break the ice, while each of the others followed with 
portions of the clothes and arms in one hand and a fire-brand 
in the other. Upon reaching the southern bank of the stream, 

Neville and Craig. 487 

these brands were placed together and a brisk fire soon raised, 
by which the party dressed themselves. Upon reaching the 
Cranberry plains, they were delighted to find there a hunting 
party, consisting of Captain Uriah Springer and other officers, 
and some soldiers from Fort Pitt. Here, of course, they were 
welcomed and kindly treated. They reached the Fort on the 
2d of December, and Major Craig reported that there was no 
sign of occupancy at the mouth of the Cuyahoga. At the very 
time the party were crossing the Conoquenessing, November 
the 30th, 1782, the Treaty of Peace between the United States 
and Great Britain was signed at Paris. The treaty was ratified 
by Congress on the 19th of April, 1783, and the disbandment 
of the army soon followed. Major Craig and Colonel Stephen 
Bayard formed a partnership to carry on the mercantile busi- 
ness in Pittsburgh, and to deal in lands. On the 22d of Janu- 
ary, 1784, by articles of agreement, they purchased from the 
Penns the first ground that was sold within the limits of Pitts- 
burgh. In September, 1787, an act was passed by the Legisla- 
ture incorporating the Presbyterian Congregation of the town 
of Pittsburgh ; eleven trustees were named, of whom six were 
officers of the Revolutionary army, Major Craig being one. In 
the spring of 1788, Major Craig retired from business to Farm- 
Hill, adjoining the farms of his father-in-law, and brother-in- 
law Colonel Presley Neville. He remained there but a short 
time. When the National Government was organized, his old 
commander ai-d true friend. General Henry Knox, was ap- 
pointed the first Secretary of War, and in February, 1791, 
offered him the situation of Quartermaster and Military Store- 
keeper at Pittsburgh, then a frontier town; this he accepted 
and held until after the election of Jefferson. Major Craig, like 
the great majority of the officers of the Revolution, belonged to 
the party of which Washington and Hamilton were the leaders, 
and not very long after Jefferson came into power he was re- 
moved from office. After the declaration of war in 1812, his 
services were again sought for, when the knowledge acquired 
from Captain Coren at Carlisle was found valuable in preparing 
munitions of war for the north-western army. After this war, 
he removed to Montour's Island, where he died. Major Isaac 

488 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

Craig liad two brothers, James Craig, who resided in Phila- 
delphia, and died there of yellow fever, August 20, 1798, had 
a daughter, Eliza, who m. Edward Gray; their daughter, 
Elizabeth Gray, m. Hon. John P. Kennedy, Secretary of the 
Navy, under Fillmore; John Ceaig, the other brother, was a 
Loyalist; he resided in New York; his daughter, Ann Craig, 
who was very wealthy, died in Jersey City in 1875. Major 
Craig had a sister, Jane, who never married ; she died in New 
York. His father was agent for the Earl of Hillsborougk, and 
died at Hillsborough. Major Craig and his wife, Amelia Ne- 
ville, had issue, beside three children d. in infancy, (surname 
Craig) : 

i. Harriet, b. December 26, 1785 ; d. May 29, 1867 ; m. July 5, 
1809, John H. Chaplin. They had issue (surname Chap- 
lin) : 

1. William- Or dig, b. April 10, 1810; d. April 25, 

1856; lieutenant commander, U. S. navy; m. 
July 31, 1839, Sarah J. Crossan. 

2. Amelia, b. December 1, 1812; m. Thomas L. 

4. ii. Neville-B., b. March 29, 1787 ; m. Jane Ann Fulton. 

Hi. Matilda, b. March 12, 1788; d. ; m. December, 

1811, Beese E. Fleeson, and had issue (surname Fleeson): 

1. Eeese-C. ; d. 1863 ; owner and editor of Pittsburgh 


2. Isaac-Craig ; d. s. p. 

3. William ; d. s. p. 

4. Thomas-Plunket. 

5. Eugene; d. 

iv. Presley-Hamilton, b. May 28, 1789 ; d. August 8, 1848 ; sur- 
geon U. S. A. ; medical director of tiie army under Gen- 
eral Taylor in Mexico. 
V. Henry-Knox, b. March 7, 1791 ; d. December 7, 1869; gen- 
eral and chief of ordnance, U. S. A.; m. Maria B., 
daughter of Major Hunt, of the Massachusetts Line in 
the Revolutionary war, and a descendant of Peter Fan- 
euil, who, in 1742, presented Faneuil Hall to the city of 
Boston. They had issue (surname (^raig) : 

1. Benjamin-Faneuil, M. D., deceased, of the 

Smithsonian Institution. 

2. John-Neville; captain, U. S. A.; d. 1885. 

3. Jane-Bethime; m. General Hawkins, U. S. A. 

Neville and Craig. 489 

4. Pres?e.i!/-0?r7/iam; lieutenant, U. S. artillery ; vol- 
unteered in Hunt's battery at first battle of 
, Bull Run, and killed in that action. . iv. 

L, y^yiAj ^iMZ^^'"^- -^fw.V, deceased:; m. General Hunt. JL^Jllf^^, X3\/9 /> 
../V>-^/) ^ (U 6. ^melia-Weville. t 0. 

vi. John-Neville, b. February 7, 1793 ; -d. July 21, 1870; unm. 
m. William, b. November 26, 1794 ; d. young. 
via. Isaac-Eugene, b. March 3. 1797 ; a lieutenant in U. S. en- 
gineer corps; fell in a duel with I^ieutenant Maul, at 
Bay St, Louis, July 25, 1819 ; the duel was caused by re- 
marks of Lieutenant Maul regarding a lady of Carlisle, 
Pa.; both fell at the first fire. The Pittsburgh Gazette, of 
September 28, 1819, says : " in a farewell letter addressed 
to his brother the minute before he met his antagonist, 
he expressed his repugnance to the practice, but, like the 
lamented Hamilton, he submitted, because otherwise he 
feared his usefulness would be destroyed," 
ix. Oldham-G., b, March 14, 1800; d, suddenly of heart dis- 
ease at Cologne, Germany, October 4, 1874, when on his 
way to visit his eldest son ; he was for many years teller 
in the bank of Pittsburgh ; m, Matilda Roberts, daughter 
of Hon. Samuel Roberts, and had issue (surname Craig) : 

1, Isaac- Eugene; an artist, residing at Florence, 
. Italy. 

2, Sa^rniel- Roberts ; d, 

3, Caroline-Roberts, deceased; m. Rev, William 

Ely, of Germantown, Pa. 

4, Morgan ; d, 

X. Amelia-Neville, b, July 7, 1801 ; d. October 22, 1877 ; unm. 

ly. Neville B, Craig, ^ (Isaac, i) b. March 29, 1787, in 
Col. Bouquet's redoubt ; d. March 3, 1863. He was educated 
at the famous Pittsburgh Academy and Princeton College ; ad- 
mitted to the bar August 13, 1810 ; was city solicitor from 1821 
to 1830 ; owner and editor of the Pittsburgh Gazette^ (which he 
converted to the first daily in Pittsburgh,) from 1829 to 1841, 
About this time, he was elected to the Legislature ; subsequently, 
an investigation was made in regard to members supplying 
themselves with merchandise at the expense of the State, show- 
ing that "every member, except Mr, Craig, of Allegheny, had 
received a share." *'The Centennial volume of the First Pres- 
byterian church of Pittsburgh" styles him "the historian par 
excellence of the city he adorned." His publications are au- 

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thorities; they are "The Olcleii Time," two volumes, 1846-7; 
"History of Pittsburgh," 1851; "Memoir of Major Eobert 
Stobo,'' 1854; "Life and Services of Major Isaac Craig," 1854, 
and " An Exposure of a few of the many Misstatements in H. 
M. Brackenridge's History of the Whiskey Insurrection," 1859. 
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, and of the 
American Antiquarian and other societies. Mr. Craig m. May 
1, 1811, Jane Ann Pulton, b. August 11, 1789, in Harris- 
burg, Pa, ; d. January 14, 1852, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ; daughter 
of Henry and Isabel Fulton, {see Fulton record.) They had 
issue (surname Craig) : 

5. i. Isnhel-Wilson., b. September 25, 1812; m. Rev. Henry G. 


6. a. Einily-Nei-ille,h. June 29, 1814; m. Lieut. Alfred Beckley, 

U. S. A. 

Hi. Mary-Jane, b. March 23, 1816; d. April 22, 1834, at Wash- 
ington, Pa. ; m. Rev. William Orr. 

it}. Harriett- Matilda, b. September 26, 1817; d. January 14, 

r. Margaret-Fulton, b. July 16, 1820 ; d. August 22, 1821. 

7. vi. Isaac, b. July 18, 1822; ra. Rebecca McKibbin. 

vii. Henry-Fulton, b. August 5, 1824; d. December 12, 1824. 

8. via. Eliza-Gray, b. August 27, 1828 ; m. Alexander M. Walling- 

f ord . 

9. ix. Annie-Neville, b. July 11, 1830 ; ni. John S. Davison. 
X. Fresley-mmlle, b. July 12, 1833 ; d. April 22, 1834. 

y. Isabel Wilson Craig, ^ (Neville-B.,^ Isaac, i) b. Sep- 
tember 25, 1812 ; m. April 10, 1838, Kev. Henry C. Comingo, 
D. R, b. Febuary 2, 1809, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky; d. 
December 1, 1861, at Steubenville, 0. His family were a part 
of a Dutch colony coming from Adams county. Pa., and before 
that from New York. He graduated at Centre College, Ky., in 
1832, being chosen valedictorian of his class. After graduation 
he became a tutor in the college. In 1834, he entered Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary, and was licensed to preach by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, February 3, 1836. Stopping 
to preach in Steubenville, O., on his way home to Kentucky, 
he was detained by the ice in the river, and called to the pas- 
torate of the First Presbyterian church, and ordained May 24, 
1837. Here he continued twenty-five years. In 1855, his 

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health being seriously impaired, be went abroad for nearly a 
year. On the 17th of November, 1861, he preached a sermon 
on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his coming