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Full text of "Biographical annals of Franklin county, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens"

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REYNOLDS HISTORIC/ I 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



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6" o 3 
BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS 



OF 



FRANKLIN COUNTS 

PENNSYLY A NIA * 



Genealogical Records of Representative Families. inclit<ing Many of 
the Earlv Settlers, and Biographical Sketches 

of Prominf.nt Citizens 



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PREFACE 



In presenting to their patrons The Biographical Annals of Franklin County the 
publishers feel that they are meeting what is now recognized as a necessity in 
every intelligent community. Even public records now show a diversity of statis- 
tics that would have been considered absolutely unprofitable not many years ago. 
Until recently works of this nature have been limited to biographies of public men 
and the family genealogies prepared by the appreciative few who recognized the 
worth of such records. Much might be said of their present and future value; we 
will call attention only to the important fact that they perpetuate information now 
readily obtainable and hence lightly valued, but easily lost, the value of which is 
not always apparent until too late. 

As the title indicates, the book is devoted to biograph;. . But these biog- 
raphies, portraying as they do the iives of many men who were most intimately 
connected with the making of history in the early days of the Cumberland Valley, 
contain much historical matter and thus have a double value to the thoughtful 
reader. Many of these sketches have been compiled and written by Mr. George 
O. Seilhamer, who has devoted much time and study to historical research. The 
data have been obtained principally from those immediately interested and the vari- 
ous items of historical interest are well authenticated and possess a lasting worth 
enhanced by the fact that many of them would be preserved in nc other way. 

We take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the help and encourage- 
ment we have received in the county, and the volume is issued in the be'net that 
it will form a worthy addition to the private or public library. 

THE PUBLISHERS. 



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INDEX 



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PAGE. 

Agnew Family 426 

Agnew, James 43" 

Agnew, Dr. Samuel 429 

"^ Alexander Families 520, 075 

Alexander, John T 070 

Alexander, Joseph I J 5J0 

Alexander. Randall M . M. D. 67«< 

Alexander. William 07" 

Alexander, William M 07.S 

A-mberson. James 1'.. M. D.. 600 

Amberson, William S 000 

Anthony Family 385 

Anthony, Bishop William A. 5.S5 

Armstrong Family 0M4 

Armstrong, John fcv v 4 

Aughmbatigh Family -<*i 

Aughinbattgli, Rev. George 
W., D. D 266 

Ballancc Family 207 

Bard, Cephas L j4 

Bard Family 18 

Bard, Robert M jo 

Bard, Thomas K 3J 

Barnhart, Charles F. 704 

Barnett Family 20,3 

Baughey, I). E ?JJ 

Beaver Family 4*37 

Beaver, Gen. James A 4*3 

Beaver, Peter 472 

Beck. J. Edward 323 

Benehoft Family 5</> 

Benehoft. London p 507 

Benedict. Frank W 553 

Benedict, I*eie» 55.; 

Blair, Edwin O 3<«'<" 

}il?ir Family . 6M0, 

Blair, John H 690 

Blair, William 307 

Bloser Family 570 

Closer, George i" =70 

Bollinger. Newton T So; 

Boniirake. Emanuel j IJJ 

Bor. brake Family :jo 

Bonhrake, ilenty X. M. D.. IJ5 

B'">tii Fanny 300 

Bcwers Family ;j6 

Bowers. Oliver C V;; 

BowTiian, Benjamin, M. D. . 132 

Bramlt, Christian jr- 

Brandt Family 574 

Brandt, Levi C 574 

Brechbill Family 5;o 

Brschbil!, John G $bo 



PAGE. I 

Breckenridgc Family 674 ' 

Breckenndge, James H 074 ; 

Brereton Family j' 5 * I 

Brcreton, Dr. John A 319 ' 

Brereton, Capt. Thomas J... 310 

Brcreton. Thomas J 3-9 i 

Brewer Family 316 

Brewer, Jacob X 316 

Britton Family 175 

Britton. William 175 I 

Brosius Family 647 j 

Brosius. William H.. M. D .. 647 

Browpson, Dr James 1 103 

Brnbaker Family 499 ; 

Brubakcr. Granville M.. M.D. 4OJ 

Burger Famiiy 58* 

Burger. John 5^3 

Burk Families 53=. 612 

Bark. J. A 01 J 

Burk. J. C 5.V 

Burkholder. David H 642 

Burkholrter Family 04! 

Barns Family 3-4 

Burns. Samuel R 32; 

Bush, John 11 5'9 

Campbell Family ^?5 

Campbell. 1 lance "53 

Cautner. I'axtou M 702 

Carhauvli Family 4J7 

Carbaueh. George H 447 

Carl. Adam. M. D 62 

Carl. Charles B 63 

Carl. John 63 

Chambers. Col. Benjamin... 1 
Chambers, Mr«. Emmaline. 16 

Chamber; Family 1 

Chambers. Juice George.... it 

Chambers, William 1 t; 

Chritzman, Clarence A.. M.D. 654 
Chnttroan. Harry P... M P Ml 
Chriuman. Henr> G., M D . 030 

Clarke, John C 37 

Clarke, Lyman S ... 53 

Clary. Thomas j 6S7 

Clayton, Charles B... .'<'2 

Clayton. Hon. fames 11 ... . 361 

Clcvenger. Stiiweli A D7 - > 

CorTman Family 3-.' 

CoflFman, John' J. M D - .•:;. 

Coover Family 5.>l 

Coovtr, : n-'". e S .... 531 

Cojbett, John G 45" 

Corpus Cbristi Diurch . - . 1 



PACr. 

Craig Family 0S0- 

Craig. Huch B 66j 

Craig, John W &«2 

Crawford Family 400 

Craw lord, Frederick B 403 

Crawford, Frederick M 405 

Crawford. John B. 41.0 

Craw lord. John H 405 

Crawford. Joseph 402 

Crawford. Miiton 4"3 

Crawford. Judge Thomas H. 403 

Cribs Family 5ro 

Cribs Joseph H 57 (S > 

Crisvell Family 414 

Cnsuell. Dr. J C 4! 4 

Croit, Dame', C 247 

Croft Families 244. <*J4 

Croft, lohr. 246 

Crof:. J Walker, M. D 004 

Croft. Samuel 247 

Culbertson. Edmund. M. D. . 131 
Cuibert.-on. Mrs r.'.ien K... 131 

Culbertson Family u3 

Cunningham Family 4?o 

Cunningham. Smith \\ 4>v, 

Curriilcn. Edward W 181 

Curriden Family rSi 

Curriden, Mrs. Ka'.e A 1S4 

Cu-hv\j, D. 5*U 

Cushwa Family 504 

Davis, Charles T 543 

Davis Family 54^ 

Davison Families 313, 400. 

Davison, John B 41 1 

1 '..' •-■— . j - ph R 41' 

Davison, Wat^>n k 410 

i'.ivi^.'ii. William (.• 3'4 

Davisi 11. V. iliiam H 410 

Detrich F»miiy 37t. 

Durich Gen David 

Detru-ti. Jeremiah S .-72 

Detrich. William £■ 373 

[\vi'»-s Family .---' 

i \-v :'.'>-s. Kenrv C 57- 

Devor. Aw»s M 

'■ "- 

Devor. John H M D &.$ 

... j 

« John 1 3 ? 

cai :■ 

Di. '.I Fimilj • 

DiehL John A 

. \ > '.*£ 



INDEX. 



PACE. 

Dixon, William D 139 

Dixon (or Dickson) Family. 136 



Downin, John, 
v Downin, Mrs. Susan 
<\.Duffield, Ca->sius \V. 
^Dutrield Family 

Dukehart, Adam J . . 
• Dull Family 

Dull, Jerennali 

Duncan, Augustus . 

Duncan Family .... 

Dunn, Gen. Samuel. . 



Eberly Family 

Eberly. John'R 

Eby Family 

Eby, Samuel H 

Eckel Family 

Eckel, John 

Elder Family 

Elder, Irvin C 

Eider, James G 

Elder, John W 

Emmert Family 

Enimert, Frank X.. M. 

Emmert, John 

Emn.ert, Joseph F .... 

Enniss Family 

Enniss, Joseph, M. D. 

Ernst Family 

Ernst. Frederick 

Ettcr Family 

Etter, Henry 



Fallon, Charles H.... 

Fallon Family 

Faust, Daniel J 

Fau*t. David \V 

Faust Family 

Fletcher Family 

Fletcher, Louis H 

^Flickinwter. David . . . 

Flickinger, Mrs. Elizal 
Flickinger Family . . . 

Fultz. Barn?: 

Foltz. Christian 

Foitz, Cyrus 

Foltz. Daniei 

Foltz Family 

Foltz, Frederick P. .. . 

Foit.'.. George II 

Foltz, George W 

FoltZ, Martin 1 

FolU, Mo.es A 

Foltz. William E 

Fosuot Family 

Fosf.ot, Jacob li 

Foust. Ellis E 

Franklin Fa.'.-i'y 

Franklin, William S. . 
Frai.:.-. Benjamin. M I 

Frantz Families 

Frantz, Jacob 

Frantz, J Elmer 

Frick. Abraham O. . . 

Frick. Ezra 

Frick Familv 

Frick. George 

Fritz, Horace M. Xi D 



304 
394 
3'M 
3& 
461 
608 
008 
640 
638 
154 

580 
5S0 

333 
333 
489 
490 
«.W 
4< > 

133 

Uf 
545 
545 
2:8 
258 
5--0 
529 
534 
534 



Frommeyer, Clement Augu^ 



187 



Frommeyer Family 1S5 

Funk, Amo> F 556 

Funk, Benjamin F 414 

Funk Families 

408. 414, 443. 55". 575 

Funk, Jacob R 408 

Funk, Martin S 575 



Gehr, Daniel 331 

Ciehr Family 330 

Gehr, Hastings xi- 

Geiser, Daniel 302.432 

Gti-er, Joseph F 301 

Geiser, Peter 302 

Gelwicks, Cyrus C 359 

Gelwicks and Gelwix Family .156 

Gelwix Family .156 

(iclwix, Samuel 150 

George, Benjamin R 10 

Gerbig Family 375 

Gerbig. John C J75 

Gillau, Charles 103 

Gillan. David K44 

Gillan Family :C2J 

Gillan, James D 153 

Gillau, John W. ( 18401.... 193 

Giilan. John W. i;8=Q> 196 

Gillan. W. Rush ....'. i<m i 

! Gi'morc Family 240 j 

Gilmore. James R 241 I 

I Glass, Charles S 667 i 

I Gla>s Family 667 | 

Glass, William F. 3081 

\ Good, David M, Jr 242 1 

I Good Families 242. 442 • 

j Good. Jacob F 441— 

I Good. Jacob S 442 , 

'■ Good, Victor B 1 ; 1 ! 

! Gordon Family 351 

1 Gordon. Rev I Smith }«i 

i Grcenawalt, Daniel »V 125 1 

Grccnawalt. Davison 453 : 

Grcenawalt Families 325. 45- ■ 

Creciiawa't, Henry 452 . 

Grconawa'.t. Samuel F ... 453 

Grcenawalt, Samuel G. 455 ' 

Greencv.alt, Henry C 404 

Grceitewait. Dr. John C. . . . . 400 , 

Grosh, Daviti B 691 

Grosh Fami > <-•>[ 

Grove Families 340. 6>-<> 

Grove, John S 686 

Grove. Dr. Norman C 540 I 

Hafer Family S&» 

Hater Samuci J -^; 

Harhaugh Fiaii'ifs ■■ -73. 3' ." 
062 Karbauirh. It. Kerry .. 
27S ■ Hariuugh. James F Linn 277 

o>^ : Hart'- in, Benjamin 106 

'>j,\ ■ Uartmau. Benjamin F... -~ 

C«j.= 1 Hartmar. Salomon 

4(-i Hartz 1 '-■■■ '■ 

^1 ) '< Hart- Moses X 

;u I Harwell. Charles \ . M D 



540 
210 
209 
-'."! 

208 



2t6 

-■A 

-''5 

603 

003 

17 

U.J 



Hassler Family .... 
Hassler. George '»'.'.. 
Haverstick. Samu*l i; 
Hawbeckcr Far 
Hawbecker, S. Z. . . . 

Hawk. A.iror. 

Hayes Family 

Hayes, William A 

Heck Brothers d I* y 

Heck, Fred Z ILh 

Heck, George S J ^^ 

Heckman Family . . . x .'. 
Heckman, ! ■■■ay. A. 

Hege. Christian 

Hece, Christian B 

HegS, Darnel 

Hege Family 

Hege, Rev. George 

Hege. Henry G 

Hege, Henrv L 

Hege. k-.-.- Jacob 

He— Jacob W 

Hege. John B. 

Hece. San. net G 

Heisey Family 

Heisey, Henry H 

Henncherptr, loini W 

Hcnnebcrger. William A .. 

Hess, Daniel W 

Ht-s John M 

Heyser Family 

Hey-er. i Ion. Jacob 

Heyser, Jac ^b 

Heyser, William 1 d< . 

r'.e;. •. r. W:!!iaiii 

Hicslcr Fanul) 

Hic-lcr. Henry M 

V T 

Hoch Family 

Hoch, PI 1 5 

Familv 

I .'■■-. K. 
, S ■•:. iel 



Hoen.er. J«"»hn H 

: : . - 

■ - ■ ' M ...... . 

Hoke Famiiv 

:. ...... 

Hoke. .... 

n- W 

: I - 



:: 

Hoover, M<ram \> 
Hoover, Hen . min \ 



Ho- -M.r ! an I es 






Hartzel'.. Dr Ezek I ?. 
Hart.rell Family 



■ 

34J 



■ ■ '. • 
'. .•!-••. I- $ ■• 
■■ ■■ H 

■ 

y 
T 1 v stem I •■ j 

: - . ■ - 
i(. --.ii-.t. Samuel P. 



INDEX. 



VJL 



PACE. 

Huber, Benjamin F 518 

Huber. benjamin G 547 

Huber Families 516. 5_'b 

Huber, lleilman S 518 

Huber, John 518 

Huber, Solomon A 519 

Hutton, C. T 544 

Hutton Family 544 

Irvine, William M., Ph. D. . 190 

Ives, Chatmccy 335 j 

Ives Family 3Jj 



Jacobs Family 

Jacobs, William J. C. 

John, Paul 

Johns, Benjamin F... 

Johns Family 

Johnston, Daniel 
Johnston Families . . . 

450, 500, 50.1, 5' 

Johnston, George M. 
Johnston, John A. . . . 
Johnston, Robert . . . 
Johnston, Robert C. . 
Johnston, b. Housto 

Jones Family 

Jones, James M 

Karper, Will. am 

Raurtnian Family . . . 

KaurTuian. George R . 

Kan ff man, John [•'... 

Kautlman, Lolic M., 

Reefer. Cyrus T 

Keet'er Families 

Keefer, Henry 

Kcetcr, Henry L>. .. . 

Reefer, Isaac 11 

Reefer, John P 

Reefer, Jonathan 

Reefer, William S. . 

Rcmpter. J. F.lmin.i. 

Kennedy Family 

Kennedy, James F. . 

Kennedy, Mr.- Lo ■.;.,, 

Kennedy, Monrhead ' 

R.-nnedy. Thomas 1'. 

Kennedy, Thomas U. 1 

Kennedy, Thomas J. . 

Ricffer, Hon. Christi; 

Kicffer, Dew aid. Dese 
of Ricficr anil 
Farmlv 



685 

CXSj 

614 



u.. 

.1^4. 



500 ; 

450 1 

057 i 

059 



4r6 



405 
47.1 
4SJ 

±~~ 
184 

4'"<4 

4.:; 

5Ni 



3*} 
4&9 



Kieffe-, Rev. Dr. 
KierTer. Rev Ephi 
RiefTcr. Peter, 1 ie.« 
Kmc;, John ...... 

Kinucnrd Famtiy 
K'rkpatnck Fam.l 
Kirkpatrick, Willi; 
Knei.per, Peter . 
Kyncr Famiiy 
Ryncr, George A 



M- 



Landis, 
Landis, 



465 I 



-1".; • 
4^.; 1 



m$ 1 

l 

49 1 

11; I 



I PACE. 

Landis Family 116 

Landis, Franklin F 118 

Lantz Family 34X 

Lantz, Wilha'm 0, M. D J4>S 

Lauton, Robert 07 J 

Lawrence F"ami!y 300 

Lawrence, John L 300 

Ledy Family 644, 040 

Ledy, Joseph H 0-rO 

Ledy, Samuel S 644 

Lehman, Benjamin 303 

Lehman Families 303, 434 

Lehman. Jacob S 434" 

Leidig Family . .y 504 

Leidig. Jacob 504 

Lemaster Family 114 

Lemaster, John A 115 

Lemaster, Maurice D no 

Le>her, Aaron F 5; J 

Lesher, Abraham 509 

Lesher, Kev. Abraham S.... J00 

Lesher, Rev. Benjamin 500 

Lesher, Christian D 500 

Le-her Families 504, 700 

Lesher, Gturge W 506 

Lesher, Henry, Lineage 504 

Lecher, I-aac 511 

Lesher, Urael 1 511 

Lc>hcr, Jercnvah 51; 

Ltsher. J. & S'.i 700 

Lesher, Ju-iaii 70-' 

Lesher. Sanim*; rc- 

Le.-dier, Sebastian, Lineage. . 507 

Lesley. Edward A '.•'_ 

Lesley Family 63J 

Lesley, Mrs. Matilda R t-.u 

Lindsay, Frank ■ iwi 

Lindsay, John V" 105 

Lindsay. Thomas" C 10« 

Linn. Alexander M 170 

Linn i'amily .''• 

Lmn. Samuel M 17c 

Llovd Fai.nl v ;<•-• 

Lloyd, Morn's 51* 

Long. I 'am:'. M = |s 

Long. David C 310 

Lvjiic Fanrly 51,-. 

Lud" is Family !0i> 

LudwitJ. George t"i 

LudwiL', Jacob D 170 

M:Gcary Family 57^ 

McCleary, Janes M... 573 

McCormick, William K 341 j 

McCnrdv Fam!lv ;>o , 

McDowell Family So 

McDowell, J '•". McFarla 1 
McDowell, Mm Mcl.anaha:) '."> 

McDowell. Mary A y. 

J [cDowell. Tench T05 | 

McEIroy i miil; 5$*j j 

McF.iroy. John k 5.^(1 | 

Mcllvair.e Family tiiej 

Mcllvaine J lm S (■-•o 

Mcl.anav.oi I'virii uo ' 

McLanahan, Thomas John- 
ston 144 j 

McLaughlin Charles M . 

A. M„ M. D o 4 s I 



PACE. 

I McLaughlin. Pern- B 64a 

I McN'uhy, Howard B 

! McNulty Gen. William C . . two 

i Maclay, L)r. Charles T isj 

I Maclay, David :5J 

I Maclay Family 1 ■ • 

I Maclay, Judv'e William 151 

1 Mahon Fanny 1 ---> 

1 Mahon. Xathaniel R 157 

, Mahon, Robert. Fl<<i : ;- 

! Mahon, Fhaddeus M :--<. 

1 Main Famiiy 43: 

: Main James M 431. 

I Martin Famil) 40a 

I Martin, Saiimd r! _» 

Ment/er Famiiy 31. , 

1 Mentzcr. jost'pll S yj- 

Mentzer. Wa ;cr S .-. 4 

Meyers Famiiy 05-1 

Meyers. Kaac 05 , 

Michael, Dr. Giarlcs p»i 

Michael Famii\ !•», 

Midillekaiiff. William -.74 

Middour, Gctm;c W <*,j 

Middowtr Family 4 jj 

Miduowcr. J. .'\ 4.JJ 

Miley v Harry M . M. D ^-; 

Miller. ChanV, P • >-. 

M-.lier Families 

U). 4-" 1 . - x 7. -'7. 655, (*«• 

Ml'ier Kr iv'.:: ;, . 

Miller, I •.. • • \ ■.. . 

Miiler. Jacob B ^'>- 

Millcr, I...- ■'> \ 

Miller. John F ' 1.-; 

Miller. I Calvin 4A; 

Milter. Mich id !) ••• : 

Miller, Sarnuel . 421 

Miller. Simpson R j .- 

Miller. >•■]-.■.. n 4 _>-. 

Minvhan Family 

Minchart, iic.li S jk; 

Mmeh.iri ■ ' 3^. 

Mir.ick Faniily |..-, 

Minick. W ilium L .- 

Miimich Familj - 

Minnich. George A . 

v l liter Famiiy :..■ 

Miuter, I- . :. >' : 

y 

Montgomery. J - I ... 

. ■■ • r. John . i- 

Montgomery, John C. 
Montgomery, i'. Bronph W 

;> • ' 4.'. 

Morjral. Aaron H -.\ 

Mors; v ; 

• I - ; ■ ' \ 1 1 . 

Mj ;rj Families 

M ;eri . ... -^ VV.. ....... .: — 

Mj ■-. II S.. ....... 

v .'cd Family ^: 

C« ' ■•■ A ^ j- 

McDowell... 

►avid 

- . 
N'iinmon, r John S -- 

Noble Family 



v A' 



PAGE. 

Noble, William R 54S 

Noel, The Wry Rev. Fran- 
cis C 543 

Oiler, Jacob F 43^ 

Oiler, Jesse R 126 

Oiler, Joseph J 43^ 

Omwake Family 167 

Omwake, William T 167 

Orr Family 394 

Orr, Col James B 39" 

Orr. John G 3Q7 

Orr, William 396 

Palmer, Dr. Charles F. . ^72 

Palmer Fannlv 

Park, John 

Park William J 

Parret, Philip H 

Patton Family 

Patton, William I? 

Patton, William J 

Peckman Family 

Peckmar., Samuel F. ... 

Pensmger Family 

Pensmger, John T 

Philiipi'V Family 

Phillippy, Samuel 

Plasterer, Conrad 

Plasterer. Jam-, B 

Piatt Family 

Piatt. George F 

Pomeroy, A. Xevin .... 
Pomeroy Family 
Pomeroy, Major 
Pomeroy. Judge 

Potter Family 
Potter, Jacob 
Price, Abraham 
Trice. Benjamin 
Price Family . 



INDEX. 



PACE. 

Rose Family 501 

Rose, Rev. James G 501 

Ross, Benjamin C. 
Ross, Mrs. A. V... 
Rouston, Harvey T. 



[6 
'7 

607 

Rouzer, Peter 320 

Rowe, Judije D. Watson.... 74 

Rowe family 7j 

Kutnmel, Charles L 705 

Rnnk Family 250 

Runk. John M 256 

Ri^-eil Family j-o 

Russell. George B., A. M.. 
D. D., LL. D 280 



Tohn 

Tli.v.v 



E. 



M. 



341 
341 
510 

=S8 I 

59° 

3 1° 

533 

533 

4 ctf 

488 

650 

050 
547 
54; 
«97 
l«jH 
255 
-4I5 

• i?4 

-•5t 
t'7- 



Quickel Fami 



43- 
5'' 



Rahauser Family 


605 


Rahauser. George ^ 


00; 


Ramsey Familv 


IT-' 


Rarosev, Robert W., M. D. 


It.1 


-Rankin Family 


1_>0 


Rankin, James C 


:.'S 




1 j si 


Reaser. M. li, Ph. b 


79 


Keed. Fred E 


392 






Reformed Menuonite Lluirc! 


433 


Renfrew Familv 


: j: 






Rhine Famiiv 




Rhine, [ohii W 








Raoads. Maurice R 


s",J 


Rice I). F.dgat 


> H 


Rice Fan.ily 




Rinchart Samuel C 


644 


Rtppev 1 amily 


^2 


Ri>t»'..son Familv 


370 


K'.geiS Albert I 


4 <3 


Rogers Family 


■llj 



Sarbaugh Family 

Sarbaugh, Jacob 

Schaetter Family 

Schactfcr. William C 

Schart Family 

Sella rt, Jacob G idecea»ed> 

Smart, Jacob G 

Schii'.r.ly. .Andrew R 

Schuebly Family 

Seibert Family 

Seibert, John P *. . . . 

Seilhamer Family 

Seiihamcr. George (J 

Seiihaiucr, Wili'lra 

Selheimer Fami'y 

Shank, Ephraim S 

Slunk Families 370, 6*4. 

Shank, Peter 

Shank, S. R 

Shank, William H 

Sharpe Family 

Sharpe. J McDowell. 

Sharpe, Ir.sluu W 

Sharpe, Walter K 

Shearer, Denton O 

Shearer Families.'. . .010, 6<vS. 

Shearer, George W 

Shearer. Job". M 

Shecly. Catvin j 

Sheelv Familv 

Shields. Wiiiiatn ii 

Srtirev. lames 

Shive'ly, Ge >rge G. M. D. . . 
Shiveiy, Mrs Jeanne MeC. 

Snoemaker Fam:!i< > "7-i. 

Sh-emaker. Isaac :; 

Shoemaker. Philip M 

Shontz Family 

Shunt:, Jonas B 

Shull. George 

Silihett FiniiSv 

Siebert. Dr. C. L 

Siebert, Samuel 

Skeilv Fan-.iij 

Skelly. Cer.ritc 



450 
450 
493 

-■•"4 



20S 

--, 

:-- 

'07 
11 1 

: 1 1 



• .- 
034 

37y 

'4 
OS 

71 
71 

'. . a 
t*>3 

■--.-; 



S'siii'ier 
Skinner 
Skituici 



-n 1. 



I 93 

593 
700 

:m 
[.Si 

553 

: ~. 

-•31 
650 

■i. 



Skinn. 



Davi i D... 

David J.... 

] '.1 

Skinm r Family 
Skinner, George W. 
Skituicr, .1. I:n W. .. 
Skinner, '-.'■• I! .-. n 



Skinner. V.'illian F 

Slcichter. Henry 

Sleichtcr. Miss >'ar» E 

Slick. Milton J... ... .. 

! Slyder, Frank H 

Small Family 

Small, H:ra-:> V 

Smith, F. M 

Snuth Fami!;-, ;v. 

Smith. George F 

Smith George W 

Smith, John 

Smith, William ii... ... 

Snider Family 

Snider. Georce T....JfeiS- 

"Snively. A. Barr •». \.. 

Snively, Benjamin 

Snivel}", Benjamin r 

Sn:\cly Familv 

Snively, 1-a.ic X . M. L> . 

Snivel v, I. Newton. M. D . 

Snively, John 5C 

Snivelv, Joseph 

.Snively. Joseph .L. M. D. .. 

Snively. Lemuel 

Sni> e!y, Mclchi 

Smvely. Samuel 

"Snively, Samuel B 

'Snyder Family 

Snvder. :'r::rv S 5" 2** 

m . ....-C*Y. 

Solenbcrcor. Abraham L. . 

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■per. M £ 

Family 

Spa:;y .r. Henry 

iiem 

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Kcv. i-.vr.h 

Sieu irt. A!e\Jii ler 

Stewart. Judce John 

Stewart. William W 

Pavid :'. 

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Family 

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Suesser. •: Fam;!j 

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INDEX. 



PACE. 

Thrush, Ambrose W., M. D. 699 
Thrush Family O99 

Vanderau Family 529 

Vanderau, James S 549 



Waddcll Familv 

Waddcll, Thomas A 

Wagner Family 

Wagner, J. A 

Walker, Samuel E 

Walter, Charles 

Walter Family , 

Walter, John 

Warelnme, John W 

Washinger Family 

Wasltinger, William H 

Watson Family 

Watts Family 

Watts, Judge Frederick 

Watts, Frederick 

Warts, Kathleen L! 

Weagly Family 

Weaglv. Jeremiah 

Weagly. Theodore H . M. 1). 

Wei>/., Rev. Dr. Israel S 

Welty, Hon. Benjamin F. .. 

Wencer, Benjamin F 

Wenger Family 



#3 

606 

27S 
■i73 



615 

f,i(. 



-0.1 
-"'4 ! 



.)'-* 1 

3'3 I 



057 



PACL 

Whistler Family 538 

Whistler, Samuel P 5j3 

White, Andrew J ,309 

White F'amilies 309, 340 

White, Hiram M 310 

White. John 340 

Wilhelm Family 406 

Wilhehn, J. M.' 406 

Wilson. A. C 404 

Wilson College for Women. . 77 

Wilson Family 494 

Wir.eman, Jacob B 1 14 

Winger, Col. Benjamin F. . . 340 

Winger Family 34^ 

Winger, Joseph 34:? 

Wingert. Rev. Abram W. ... 054 

Wingert Families 376. 054 

W:nvrert, I-aac 376 

Witherspoon. Andrew H.... 340 

Witlier>puon Family 336 

Witherspoon. James W 330 

Wiilterspoon. John W 340 

Witmer Family 534 

Winner. Jacob £> 562 

Wolf, Aueustus 3--J 

Wolf Familv }*2 

Wolf, Harrv G 554 

Wolf, Win. E. P 354 

Wolfersberger Mrs. Anna. . 443 



Wolfersberger, Jacob 
Wolff, Earr.ard .... 

Wolff, Dar.:ei 

Wolff Farr..>.es 

Wood Family 

Wood, George A. ... 
Wood. Theodore B. 
Wood, Theodore M. 
Wvand. Martin L. . 



Yaukey, D H 

Yaukey Family .... 
Yaukey, Jerer.uah S 

Young Family 

Young, John P 



Zachanas Farril; 
Zac'.iarias. \\ ".-.." 
Zar^-cr F 1 nilv 
Zarcer, Thomaa 
Zisgler Fan-.;'/ . 
Z'.cj'.cr. Ge rce 
Zicgler, Gr -.- 
Zollinger '. 

Zo'.!:::ccc G* ', 

Zuiiinger ¥'.-■ ■ 
Zullinger, (ieorc- 
Zu'.hncer. John 



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BIOGRAPHICAL. 




HAMBERS FAMILY. 
p»| BENJAMIN CHAMBERS 
jj | g *> (born in County Antrim, 
■$& Ireland, either in 1708, or 
_jj iSI 1 7 13 — died at Chambers- 
iltER™?! § burg Pa., Feb. 17, 17S8). 
i?^»^«^z?~./vi t | ie pioneer settler in the 
Conococheague Valley, was, according to 
recent investigators, the youngest son 
of Major James Chambers, an officer 
in the service of King William III. 
who was granted one of die confiscated 
estates in the north of Ireland. There 
is some confusion in regard to the 
year of his birth. According to his tomb- 
stone in Falling Spring graveyard, he was 
eighty years old at the time of his death, 
but in an affidavit made by him in 1736, 
he is described as twenty-three. He came 
to Pennsylvania about 17J5. with his three 
eldest brothers. James, Robert and Joseph. 
'1 he Chambers brothers settled at the mouth 
of Fishing creek, on the Susquehanna, where 
they built a mill and where Benjamin 
learned the trade of a millwright. 

*"' '730, according to the familiar story. 
three of the Chambers brothers removed to 
the Cumberland Valley, James settling near 
the head f Big Spring, Robert at Middle 
Spring, and Ronjamin. attracted by a vvan- 
cenng hunter's description of -a beautiful 
cascade that has since disappeared, 011 Fill- 
ing Spring, at its continence with the Cono- 
cocheague. It was probably three years 



later that these settlements were made, and 
Benjamin may not have come to the Falling 
Spring to live before 1730-7. Be this as it 
may, it was as early as 1734 that he deter- 
mined to settle at the mouth of Falling 
Spring, for in that year he obtained the fol- 
lowing license: 

PENNSYLVANIA, SS : 

By order of the Proprietary. These are 
to license and allow Benjamin Chambers to 
take and settle and Improve of four hundred 
acres of Land at the falling spring's mouth 
and on both sides of the Conegochege 
Creek for the conveniency of a Grist Mill 
and plantation. To be hereafter surveyed 
to the said Benjamin on the common terms 
other Lands in thuse parts are sold, (jiven 
under my hand this thirtieth day of March, 
1734- Samuel Blukston. 

Lancaster County. 

The Blunston licenses, ^i which this was 
one of the earliest, were granted to fa 
persons, who consented to settle near the 
Maryland boundary, instead of warrants, 
because the lands west of the Susquehanna 
were not purchased from the Indians. Set- 
tlements on these unpurchased laud- 
become necessary a< a barrier against en- 
croachments of the Marylanders norl 
the line claimed by the Penns. it is prob- 
able that young Chambers took part in tl'.e 
conflict that* resulted from the Ixv.tnJarv dis- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 



pute from its inception, but it was not until 
two years after he obtained his Blunston 
license that we have any certain knowledge 
of his share in these transactions. In May, 
1736, he was at the house of John Wright, 
Jr., on the west side of the Susquehanna, 
where he witnessed an attempt by one 
Franklin to make survey in behalf of Lord 
Baltimore, of a part of the great Springets- 
bury Manor, in York county, protected by 
the famous Capt. Thomas Cresap and twen- 
ty men under his command. Later in the 
same year he was able to perform a very 
important service for the Proprietaries of 
the Pennsylvania. He went as if in search 
of a runaway servant from Falling Spring 
to ascertain what preparations the Maryland 
authorities were making fur an invasion of 
the disputed territory, and after a stormy 
interview with Colonel Rigby, who was in 
command of the militia, he succeeded in 
making his escape and bringing the news of 
a projected rendezvous at Wright's Ferry. 
This information prevented the success of 
the movement. As a reward for this serv- 
ice, Thomas Penn promised him a grant for 
a corn mill and plantation, but whether he 
profited by it has not been ascertained. 

When Benjamin Chambers began to 
make improvements at the mouth of the 
Falling Spring is uncertain. The Chambers 
traditions give us no dates. We only know- 
that at some time before his marriage to 
Sarah Patterson the young bachelor built 
himself a log house, that he covered with 
cedar shingles held fast by nails. His house 
stood on the high ground above the Falling 
Spring cascade, but, going to the Susque- 
hanna on business, it was burnt during his 
absence by some unprincipled person for 
the sake of the nails. Undaunted by this 
misfortune, he built himself a new and [let- 
ter dwelling, which was followed in a few 
years by a mill for the accommodation of 



the settlers who had followed him to t':-.e 
Conococheague. He was one of the wit- 
nesses sent to England, after Cresaps war. 
to testify in behalf of the Penns :. 
boundary dispute with Lord Baltimore. 
This visit afforded him an opportun::;. :. 
make a brief sojourn at his old home ::. 
County Antrim, and to induce some of the 
Chambers acquaintances to emigrate : . 
Pennsylvania and settle on the I 
Spring and the Conococheague. It 
that Major James Chambers had 
daughters, as well as four sons. These four 
daughters, with their husbands and childre:- 
were all early Conococheague settlers. The 
names of a few of the other settlers in the 
neighborhood may be drawn from the pr- 
vincial and ecclesiastical records, but an - . - 
thing like a satisfactory account of the -e:- 
tlement is impossible. 

Beginning with 1 73d. Be 
Chambers was for many years recogi 
as one of the leading men in the Cumberlar. 1 
Valley. Early in that year he was app 
by the court at Lancaster as one oi the view- 
ers to review a road from the Susque 
toward the Potomac, the report of the f.r-: 
set of viewers having proved unsatJstact ry 
to some of the inhabitants. In 1747 jS 
when the "Association" fever, in c 
quence of a prevailing fear of I: 
sion, was at its height in the province, an 
Associated Regiment was forme 
Cumberland Valley, oi which Be: 
Chambers was made colonel, with R 
Dunning as lieutenant-colonel and Wi 
Maxwell as major. The peace of 1 " . v 
it unnecessary for the regiment to § 
active service. When Cumberland c 
was created in 1750. Colonel Chambers 
one of the trustees to pure 
courthouse and jail, and to erect these 
essary county buildings. The trust© - 
.iImi directed to join with the trustees 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

York county to fix the boundary line be- proved a source of unexpected annoyance to 
tween the two new counties. him before they were long in his possession 

Colonel Chambers was named in the Act In the autumn of 1756. Commissary James 
creating Cumberland county as its first col- Young visited the fort, and as he was much 
lector of the excise, and he was also appoint- of a busybody he injected his recommenda- 
ed one of the first justices of the peace for tions into the colonel's affairs in a way to 
the new county. His first important duty disturb the pioneer. Acting upon Young's 
as a magistrate could scarcely have been an recommendations. Governor Denny directed 
agreeable one. In May, 1750, with the other Col. John Armstrong to see that Chambers 
magistrates, he accompanied Secretary Rich- gave up the guns, and when he refused an 
ard Peters to the Juniata, and later to Path order was issued to seize and remove them 
Valley, Aughwick. and the Big and Little Armstrong committed the task of execute- 
Coves, besides making a detour with George this order to Lieutenant Thomas SmallmarT. 
Croghan to Shearman's creek, to assist in who marched to Falling Spring with all the 
dispossessing the squatters who had settled pomp and circumstance of glorious war 
at these in disregard of the Indian title. As where he was met by Chambers and the 
a justice of the peace he was one of the country people, and found it would be nec- 
judges of the county courts, and the records essary to take the fort before he could seize 
show that he sometimes sat as the presiding the guns. Smallman determined not to risk 
Justlce - a battle and marched back again to report 

Colonel Chambers was active in the de- his discomfiture to his superior. A war- 
fense of the frontier during the French and rant charging Colonel Chambers with sedi- 
Indian war. When the attack was made tion and disaffection was issued bv Governor 
upon the Big Cove on the last day of Octo- Denny, but nothing came of it. ' For eight 
ber, 1755, he was one of the first to send years. 1756-64. Fort Chambers served as a 
notice of the appearance of the enemy to the place of retreat for the people of East Con- 
mhabitants of the lower end of the valley ococheague. 

-and to the Scotch-Irish settlers on Marsh Early in 1764. Colonel Chambers gave 

/creek, and to appeal to them to come notice that "there is a town laid out on Cone- 
j to the rescue. The day before the Cove gogig Creek, en both sides of the great Fall- 
massacre, he attended a meeting at Ship- ing Spring, where it fails into the said 
pensburg, called by Sheriff I 'otter, at which Creek." He advertised the lots in the Phila- 
't was determined to build five large forts delphia newspapers, and appointed the 28th 
for the protection of the upper part of the of June as the day on which the 
Cumberland Valley. Chambers Mills was purchasers should draw for them Whether 
one of the sites chosen, and Colonel Cham- the drawing was made is in doubt— it" i: 
J>crs at once began to build a stockade around was. it was confined to the Chambers family. 
n«s house at the Falling Spring tor the de- Of the deeds on record for 1764. only one 
fense of his own family and as a place for his i, not in the Clumbers name. This was to 
"cighbors. The date of this fort is usually Robert Jack. Sept. 1. 1764, for the lot on 
placed in 1756, but that it was built in 1755 which the Bank of Chambersburg 
! > apparent from the fact that the receipt for stands. According to -.he records only live 
tic swivel guns, sent to him by the province, lot. were sold before 1775. and i: was not 
^nsdated Nov, 35, 1755. His "great guns" until 1778-9 that the number of pui 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



was sufficient to constitute a village. The 
country around the town was sparsely set- 
tled. The Chambers Mills and '"grindstones 
going by water," with a few scattered houses, 
nearly all of them built of logs, were all there 
was of the future county-seat at the close of 
the Revolution. After the erection of 
Franklin county in 1784, when Chambers- 
burg became the county-seat, the growth of 
the town was more rapid. On Jan. 1, 1768, 
Colonel Chambers set apart the grounds for 
the Falling Spring church and graveyard by 
a deed in trust for "the Presbyterian Con- 
gregation of Falling Spring." The consid- 
eration was the annual payment of one rose, 
if required. In the picturesque graveyard 
that was part of the gift, the pioneer and 
most of his descendants are buried. 

That Colonel Chambers was a man of 
good education his letters show, and both 
history and tradition unite in according him 
the condition of a man of substance. He 
carried a watc'.i, and there is no doubt that 
he owned slaves, for the original bill of sale 
for one of his negro women to his daughter, 
Ruhamah, is among the treasures of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He 
became an extensive owner of lands not only 
in Chambersburg, but in other parts of the 
Concocochcague country. He lived long 
enough to see the town that he had founded 
become the county-seat of the county of 
Franklin. 

Colonel Chambers married (first) Sept. 
24, 1741, at Christ Church, Philadelphia. 
Sarah Patterson, daughter oi Capt. Robert 
Patterson, of Lancaster county; they had 
issue : 

1. James (II). 

Colonel Chambers married (second), 
1748, Jane Williams (horn in [725 — died 
in 1705). daughter of a Welsh clergyman 
in Virginia; thev had issue: 



1. Ruhamah married Dr. John Col- 
houn ( III ). 

_'. Williams (born at Chambers' Mills. 
in 1752 — died unmarried. June. ij66>. 
went to Cambridge as a volunteer with Capt. 
James Chambers* company in July, 1775. 
and served with Colonel Thompson's Bat- 
talion of Riflemen I Second Canadian), Dec. 

9. l 77^- 

3. Benjamin (IV). 

4. Joseph (V). 

5. George (born at Chambers Mills, 
in 1760 — died unmarried, Aug. 17. 1802), 
joined with his brothers, Williams and Ben- 
jamin, in establishing Mount Pleasant Iron 
works at the entrance of Path Valley, .n 

1783- 

6. Jane married Adam Ross (VI 1. 

7. Hadassah (Hetty) married Will- 
iam M. Brown (VII). 

(II) JAMES CHAMBERS (.born at 
Falling Spring. June 5. 1743 — died at Lou- 
don Forge, April 25, 1805). son of Col. 
Benjamin and Sarah (Patterson) Chambers. 
was brought up in his father's mill, receiving 
only such educational advantages as were 
possible on the frontier. In 1775 he became 
captain of a company of riflemen from the 
Conococheague that marched to Cam' 
to assist in the leaguer of Boston. The c> m- 
pany marched by way of Harris' Ferry. 
Bethlehem. and New Windsor. on the Hu - 
above West Point, and arrived at Cam' • ° 
on the 7th oi August. The men wore 
frocks or hunting shirts, and round hats. 
They were expert with the nrie. and often 
picked off British officers and 
double the distance oi common musket - 
At Cambridge the Pennsylvania companies 
were formed into a battalion under Col. Wil- 
liam Thompson. This organization wa.« 
known as "Colonel Thompson's Battalion <^i 
Riflemen." The riflemen were placed 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

outposts of the American lines near Prospect but apparently was not in the battles of 
Hill. The men from the Conococheague Trenton and Princeton. Our first positive 
were on the ground scarcely twenty-four knowledge of his whereabouts in the spring 
hours before they exchanged shots with the of 1777, was his presence in the Jerseys 
enemy, and on the 26th day of August, Cap- while Washington's meagre army w« 
tain Chambers was in command of a detach- mishing with Lord Cornwallis. He was one 
ment that in a spirited action prevented the of the first officers to enter Brunswick in 
occupation of Ploughed Hill. The company June, when Cornwallis was forced to quit 
with the rest of the command, remained on the place. His regiment was afterward en- 
the American front, facing Bunker Hill, camped on the mountain back of Bound 
until early in April, 1776, when the regiment Brook. In the battle of Brandywine Col- 
was sent to New Utrecht, on Long Island, onel Chambers was conspicuous for his en- 
Colonel Thompson having been appointed ergy and courage. His regiment was er.- 
a brigadier-general and Lieut-Col. Ed- gaged at very close range and suffered 
ward Hand promoted to be colonel of the severely. Although the enemy had come 
regiment. Captain Chambers became lieu- within thirty yards, and his fire was very 
tenant-colonel, March 7, 1776. During the galling. Col. Chambers succeeded in saving 
months of May and June a majority of the all the brigade artillery and retreated in grvxl 
men was induced to re-enlist for two years, order to the next hill, where he was not fol- 
and July I, 1776, the regiment was reor- lowed. He received a Hessian bullet in his 
ganized as the First Continental Infantry, side, of which he made light in his letters. 
It participated in the events leading up to but which gave him much trouble during the 
the battle of Flatbush, and ending with the rest of his life. Part of the First Pennsyl- 
retreat from Long Island. Lieutenant-Col- vania was engaged in the unfortunate <ur- 
onel Chambers was in the battle of the 27th prise at Paoli. but Colonel Chambers v. as 
of August, but escaped unhurt. In the re- absent, having been sent by Wayne to guide 
treat from Long Island on the 30th the regi- ( ieueral Smallwood with the Maryland mi!:- 
ment formed part of the rear guard. After tia to the camp at Warren. The regiment 
the evacuation of New York city the regi- was also in the battle of German town, but 
ment went into camp above King's P.ridge. the accounts of the operations of the richt 
For his share in Long Island campaign wing are too meagre and confused 1 
Lieut.-Colonel Chambers was promoted to us to learn the share ox the colonel in that 
be colonel, his commission hearing date from action. Colonel Chambers was at the w inter 

Sept, 28, 1776. He was assigned to the encampment at Valley Forge, I v 

command of the Tenth Reg't, Pennsylvania he led his men at the battle oi Monm 

Line, March i_>, 1777. but exactly a month "the drubbing we gave them at Fi 

later he was transferred to the First Penn- Church." lie called it in his letters. After 

sylvania, his old regiment, with which he Monmouth, when the army was again at 

remained until his retirement. Jan. 1. 17N1. White Plains, he was in command of the 

Colonel Chambers was in most of the First Pennsylvania Brigade. His re« 

battles of the campaigns of 1776-78. In the was in the attack on the Bergen block-house. 

battle of White Plains he had little part, as July id. 1780. This was probably the last 

the action was not general. He was in the action in which it was engaged, 

winter campaign of 1776-77, in New Jersey, under his command. When the Pennsylva- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



nia line was reorganized, Jan. 17, 1781, 
he retired. Colonel Chambers carried with 
him into private life the regrets and affec- 
tion of his officers and men, and the confi- 
dence and esteem of the Commander-in- 
Chief, that he had so long enjoyed. 

Upon his return to Chambersburg Colo- 
nel Chambers resumed the duties of civil life 
with avidity. He bought from his father, 
Sept. 8, 1 78 1, a tract of 220 acres of land, 
south of German street, on which he laid out 
a suburban town that he called Chambers- 
town, to distinguish it from the town of 
Chambersburg. This tract he afterward 
conveyed to his son-in-law, Andrew Dunlop. 
He was a pioneer in the iron industry in 
Franklin county, and built and conducted 
what was known as "Loudon Forge.'' above 
the village of Fort Loudon, where he made 
his home. He was one of the petitioners for 
the new county of Franklin in 1784. and was 
the first justice of the peace for Peters town- 
ship appointed after the erection of the 
county. As such he was one of the judges 
of the county courts. He was a County 
Commissioner, 1793-96, and an Associate 
Judge, 1 795- 1 805. Colonel Chambers was 
an original Federalist, and an ardent sup- 
porter of President Washington's adminis- 
tration. In the suppression of the "Whiskey 
Insurrection," in 1704. be took an active 
and leading part. He was made brigadier- 
general, and was given command of the 
Third Brigade. It comprised 1.762 men — 
568 from Lancaster county, 550 from York. 
363 from Cumberland, and 281 from Frank- 
lin. William Findley in bis "History of the 
Whiskey Insurrection" pronounced it the 
best equipped and best disciplined brigade 
in the expedition. 

General Chambers married Feb. 16. 
1763. Katharine Hamilton (born in County 
Tyrone, Ireland, in 1737 — died at Ludlow 
Station, now Cincinnati. Jan. 14. 1S20L 



daughter of John and Isabella I Potter 
Hamilton. She was brought to America 
her parents in 1 741 , her mother dying 
the day of their arrival. Mrs. Ham 
the mother of Katharine (Hamilton ) Cham- 
bers, was a sister of Capt. John Pouer. tl : 
first sheriff of Cumberland county, in whc ^ 
family her daughter passed her childhocc 
and early girlhood. General James an L 
Katharine (Hamilton) Chambers had 

1. Benjamin (VIII). 

2. Sarah Bella, married (first) Ac- 
drew Dunlop; (second) Archibald Mc 

ter (IX). 

3. Charlotte married (first) Col. Is- 
rael Ludlow; (second), Rev. Da\ : i 
Riske (X). 

4. RuHAMAH married D'. William F-. 
Scott (XI). 

5. Catharine, born Sept. 26, 1 775- 
died Oct. 5. 1775. 

(Ill) * RUHAMAH CHAMBERS 
(bom at Chambers Mills, in 1750 — die'. 
April 19. 1826) was the eldest daugh- 
ter of Col. Benjamin and Jane (Will- 
iams) Chambers: she married Dr. 
John Colhoun (born in 1740 — died 
Chambersburg, Dec. 22. 17821. the 
first physician that settled at Chamber-' 
He was a man of excellent professional at- 
tainments. In the Revolution he « - 
earnest patriot : he was a member 
Cumberland County Committee • :' : fosen - 
tion. in 1774. and a delegate to the Ca 
ters' Hall Convention oi 17; Col- 

houn lived at the north-east corner 1 t Main 
and King streets. At the ' - death 

he was engaged in building the fine si 
mansion north oi the Falling Spi 
terian Church, that was 
home of his widow, and in which Co 
jamin Chambers died, while r»n a visil to his 
daughter. Both Dr. Cqlhou 5 wife 

are buried in the Chambers 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



in Falling Spring graveyard. They had 
issue : 

i. Benjamin went to Baltimore. 

2. Elizabeth (died at New Orleans, 
La., in 1846), married Parker Campbell 
(born in 1768 — died at Washington, Pa., 
July 30, 1824), sou of Francis and Elizabeth 
(Parker) Campbell, a lawyer. They had 
issue : Francis ; John ; Parker ; Nancy, who 
married Samuel Lyon ; Elizabeth, who mar- 
ried (first), William Chambers, (second), 
John S. Brady; and Elinor, who married 
John Ritchie. 

3. Rebecca married Edward Crawford 
[Crawford Family]. 

(IV) BENJAMIN CHAMBERS 
(born at Chambers' Mills, in 1755 — died 
Dec. 29, 1813), son of Col. Benjamin and 
Jane (Williams) Chambers, passed his in- 
fancy in Fort Chambers during the Indian 
troubles, and was a young man only twenty 
years old at the beginning of the Revolution. 
He went with the riflemen to Cambridge in 
the summer of 1775, and served with them 
through the rest of the year. He was ap- 
pointed second lieutenant in the Berks 
county company, First Continental Infantry, 
Jan. 5, 1776; later he was promoted to be 
first lieutenant of Capt. David Harris' com- 
pany. In his will he left his sword and 
pistols to his son, Benjamin. These pistols 
were a gift from General Washington in 
recognition of his gallantry at the battle ^i 
Long Island. After his retirement from the 
Continental service Captain Chambers re- 
turned to Chambcrsburg. and became the 
virtual successor of his father in the manage- 
ment of the Chambers property and the de- 
velopment ol" the town, lie conducted the 
Chambers mills and worked the parts <>i the 
plantation not yet turned into town lots, 
m 1701 he laid out the town west of the 
Conocochcague creek, and it was mainly 
through his exertions that the first bridge 



across the creek at Market street was built. 
His first dwelling house was on the nest 
side of the Conococheaguc, opposite the 
Falling Spring graveyard. It was a simple, 
primitive structure, built of logs. In 1787. 
he erected the finest of the early st> me man- 
sions for which Chambcrsburg was noted 
at the beginning of the nineteenth century. 
Captain Chambers was one of the petitioners 
for the creation of the county of Franklin, 
in 1 784, and he was the contractor for build- 
ing the first court house. The only office he 
is known to have filled was that of County 
Auditor, 1793-^4. In politics he was an 
ardent Federalist, and in religion a Presby- 
terian. In 1796 he gave the lot on which the 
Chambcrsburg Academy stands, and was 
one of the original trustees named in the 
charter. Captain Chambers married, June, 
1783, Sarah Brown (horn in 175'* — died 
July 2j, 1837), daughter of George and 
Agnes (Maxwell) Brown, of Brown's Mill. 
They had issue : 

1. George i Nil). 

2. Benjamin, died Aug. 22. 1S25, in 
his twenty-ninth year. 

3. William (died Sept. 11. I&23, in his 
27th year), studied law with his br I 
George, and was admitted to the Franklin 
County Bar, in 1818. He practice 
Chambcrsburg. He married Elizabeth 
Campbell, daughter of Parker and Eliza- 
beth (Colhoun) Campbell. No iss 

4- Joseph (XIII). 

5. Thomas, moved to Dan' ille about 
1S40. He married Catharine Duncan, 
daughter of Judge Thomas Duncan, of Car- 
lisle; they had issue : Benjamin died when 
a young man: Emma died unman 
Saratoga; and Mary married Col. Timothy 
Bryan 1 a graduate oi the Military 
at We-; Point, distinguished in 
\\;ir). and they had Benjamin 
l'. S. \\. Annie, and Fannie. 



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BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OF FRAXKLIX COL'XTV. 



6. Sarah married Dr. William J. 
Clarke, of Philadelphia. 

7. Susan B., lxirn Oct. 25, 1804, died 
unmarried Oct. 28, 1884. 

(V) JOSEPH CHAMBERS (born at 
Chambers' Mills, in 1 756 — died Dec. 28. 
181 1 ), son of Col. Benjamin and Jane 
(Williams) Chambers, was the first of the 
children of Col. Benjamin Chambers whose 
birthplace was within the stockade known as 
Fort Chambers. As a younger son he was 
kept at home during' the Revolution, but was 
enrolled in Capt. William Findley's com- 
pany, Cumberland County Associators. f le 
owned an extensive plantation on the Falling 
Spring, east of Chambersburg, and extend- 
ing from the North to the East Point. Mr. 
Chambers married Margaret Rippey ( l>orn 
in 1769 — died July 4, 1820 j. daughter of 
Capt. William and Margaret (Finley) Rip- 
pey ; they had issue : 

1. Margaret married Rev. John Mc- 
Knight (born in 178*) — died July 29, 1857). 
son of the Rev. Dr. John and Susan 
(Brown) McKnight; he was pastor of the 
Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church. [816- 
36. They had two daughters: Margaret; 
and Susan, who died young. 

(VI) JAXE CHAMBERS (bom at 
Chambers' Mills, in 1702 — died March 19. 
1825), the second daughter of Col. Ben- 
jamin and Jane ( Williams) Chambers, mar- 
ried in 1777, Adam Ross (born in Ireland in 
1754 — died Nov. 30, 1827). who came to 
America as a very young man, and settled 
after his marriage on "Ross Common 
Farm," in Guilford township, where his life 
was spent as a farmer. Mrs, Ross' death 
was caused by a fall from her horse. Adam 
Ross and his wife are buried in the Chambers 
family enclosure in Falling Spring grave- 
yard. They had issue : 

1. Benjamin, who went to Baltimore 
as a young man and with his brother, Adam, 



conducted a grocery store established by his 
uncle, William Ross; he relinquished 

business about 1830. He was prominent -:i 
politics, and a meml>er of the City Council. 

2. William (XIV). 

3. George (died at Somerset. Pa., in 
1867) studied law in Chaml>ersburg 

was admitted to the Franklin Count] 
in 1810; lie then removed to Somerset, 
where he practiced his profession, and was 
for many years engaged in business with 
George Parker. He acquired a large 
fortune. 

4. James was engaged in the grocery 
business in Baltimore with, his uncle Wiiliam 
and brother Joseph. James and Joseph suc- 
ceeded to the business, but dissolved part- 
nership in 1S25. 

5. Joseph (died January. 1839) was in 
the grocery business in Baltimore with his 
brother James. After they dissolved part- 
nership, he conducted the two stores founded 
by his uncle William, in conjunct' 

his brother Adam. 

6. Adam was in the grocery business n 
Baltimore with his brother Benjamin. 1820- 
30; afterward with his brother Joseph. 

7. John. 

8. Mary (born in 1782— died Oct. 22. 
1862) married William Drips. Jan. 25, 
1809. 

9. Hetty married John Hanan 

10. Jane married Henry George I XV |. 

11. Ruhamah married Mc- 

Kenzie. 

(VII) HADASSAH (HETTY) 
CH AMBERS (bom at Chambers' M 
died at Paris, Term.), youngest daughter of 
Col. Benjamin and Jane 1 Williams \ Cham- 
bers, married in 1703. William M 
Brown (horn at Brown's Mill in A 
township — died at Paris. Tenn.. in 1843 
youngest son of Capt. George and 
(Maxwell) Brown. When the elder Brown 



BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OF FRANKLIN COCXTY. 



made his will, in 1785, lie had not yet made 
choice of a profession, and provision was 
made for his education in law, divinity or 
physic. He was graduated at Princeton, 
and studied law with William Bradford, 
Attorney-General in President Washing- 
ton's cabinet. He was admitted to the 
Philadelphia Bar, Sept. 10. 17X9. and two 
vears later resolved to begin practice in 
Chambersburg. As a member of the Frank- 
lin County Bar, Mr. Brown attained high 
rank, and amassed a fortune as a lawyer. 
He was an eloquent speaker and a successful 
advocate. In person he was tall and spare. 
He was a man of polished manners and 
unusual taste in dress. He engaged in the 
business of rolling iron and making nails, 
but met with such serious losses that he 
abandoned his practice, and in 1824 re- 
moved to Paris, Tenn. William M. and 
Hadassah (Chambers) Brown had issue: 

1. William Maxwell (drowned in the 
Tennessee River in 1836) was a physician. 
He went to Paris, Tenn., in 1834. He mar- 
ried Mary Janet Boyles, of Clearspring. 
Md., and they had issue: Llewellyn; 
Hadassah Chambers, who married Chaun- 
cey F. Shultz. County Judge at St. Louis. 
Mo., and had Maxwell William. Addie. 
Llewellyn Brown and Mary Janet : Car- 
rington; and Benjamin Chambers (died in 
1887). who married and had issue: Benja- 
min, Annie, Edward, Howard and Sibley. 

2. George, drowned in the Tennessee 
River in 1836. 

3 Hadassah (Hetty) married Sam- 
uel nankins, removed to Grenada, Missis- 
sippi, 

4- Benjamin. 

I VIII) BENJAMIN CHAMBERS 

I'xirn in Chnmhershurg. Pa.. Jan. 4. 1714— 

diet! in Saline Co.. Mo.. Aug. 27. 1850) was 

I he only son of Gen. James Chambers. Al- 

•'••'^h only a lad. young Chambers went 



with his father's company of rirlemen to 
Cambridge, in 1775, and was in the action 
at Ploughed Hill, on the 26th of August. 
The youth was commissioned an ensign in 
his father's regiment, the Fir~t Pennsylva- 
nia. June 2, 1778. and promoted to be first 
lieutenant. Sept. 13. 1779. He retired with . 
his father. Jan. 17. 1781. His last fight 
was at the Bergen block-house, July 10, 
17S0. After leaving the army Lieutenant 
Chaml>ers returned to the Conococheague. 
He again served under his father in the 
"Whiskey Insurrection." When General 
Chambers failed in the management of the 
Loudon Forge, young Benjamin went to the 
Northwest Territory, and was one of the 
first surveyors of southeastern Indiana. He 
became proprietor of Lawrenceburg. after 
the failure of Vance, the original owner. 
In 1803 Governor Harrison appointed him 
a judge of the Common Pleas and Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel of the Dearborn militia. He 
was a meml>er of the first Indiana Council. 
Colonel Chambers, as he was then called. 
being the third of his family to bear the title. 
removed to Missouri about 1820. where he 
remained during the rest of his life. While 
living near Cincinnati he married. July 22. 
1801, Sarah Lawson Kemper 1 born in 1780 
— died Dec. 22. 1830 ). daughter oi the 
Rev. James and Judith 1 Hathaway) 
Kemper: they had issue: 

1. RUTH, ltom Aug. 6. 1802. died Sept. 
2. 18,4. 

2. James KEMPER, l*orn Sept. 20. 1804, 
died Sept. 1. 1821. 

3. Israel Ludlow, bom Jan. 6, 1806, 
died April 30. 1807. 

4. Sarah Bella (born Oct 31. 1807 — 
died May, 1867) married Dr. George Penn: 
they had issue, Virginia, James. Lucy and 
( ieorgc. 

5. Joseph, born Jan. 2. 1810. died May 
24. 1810. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



6. George Washington, born Aug. 
17, 181 1, died Sept. 22, 1829. 

7. Benjamin, born Aug. II, 1 8 1 3, died 
Nov. 4, 1814. 

8. Catharine Judith (bom Feb. 6, 
181 5) married April 27, 1836. John Cock- 
rill Pulliam; they had issue: Luther, John, 
Ann, Sarah Bella, Drury, Josephine Cham- 
bers, Virginia Perm, Eliza Caroline, Mary 
Tomson, Thomas Shackelford and Lawson 
Kemper. 

9. Susanna Mary, born Nov. 6, 1816, 
died Sept. 10, 1822. 

10. Ludlow, born Nov. 25, 1819, died 
unmarried, Sept., 1852. 

11. John Hamilton (born Jan. 25, 
1821 — died July 2, 1877) removed to Cali- 
fornia; he married and had a son, Ludlow. 

(IX) SARAH BELLA CHAMBERS 
(born in 1759 — died in 1834), daughter of 
General James and Katharine (Hamilton) 
Chambers, married (first) Nov. 18. 1790, 
Andrew Dunlop (l>orn Sept. 22. 1764 — 
died May 26, 1816), son of Col. James and 
Jane (Boggs) Dunlop. Andrew Dunlop 
studied law with Jasper Yeates at Lancaster, 
and was admitted to the Lancaster County 
Bar in 1785, and to the Franklin County Bar 
in September of the same year. He prac- 
ticed his profession in Chambersburg, and 
amassed a large fortune, which, however, 
was much impaired by the failure of the 
Loudon Forge, in which he was concerned 
with his father-in-law. Gen. James Cham- 
bers. He was a man of large frame and fine 
appearance, and was very witty. It was said 
at his death that he was a successful advo- 
cate, an agreeable companion, and an in- 
dulgent husband and father. Andrew and 
Sarah Bella (Chambers') Dunlop had issue: 

1. James (born in 1705- -died April o. 
1856) was graduated at Dickinson College 
in 1812. He studied law with his father, 
and was admitted to the Franklin County 



Bar in 181 7. He l>egan the practice of h 
profession in Chainbersburg. and 
came a leader of the Bar. In 1838 he re- 
moved to Pittsburgh. He compiled a 
gest of the Laws of Pennsylvania."' well 
known as "Dim! ip's Digest." and a 
of the Laws of the United Sta:es." He 
a man of brilliant wit and caustic h 
and some of his humorous article- 
vogue in their day. He took up his r 
dence in Philadelphia in 1S53. Mr. Dunlop 
married Maria Maderia and they had issr.e: 
Sarah Bella, who married John A. V. 
and Helen, who married John Motter. 

2. Catharine married Col. Casper 
Wever (XVI). 

3. Charlotte A. R. married Charles S. 
Clarkson (XVII). 

4. Josephine married James C. Lu I- 
low (XVIII). 

5. Margaretta Hadassah, ' n 
1802. died unmarried Dec. 23. 1817. 

Mrs. Dunlop married 1 second 1 May 6, 
1826. Archibald McAllister, son of Archi- 
bald and Jane (McClure) McAllister; - 
was his third wife. 

(X) CHARLOTTE CHAM 
(bom Nov. 13. 1768I. daughtei 
fames and Katharine (Hamilt 1 
hers, married (first) Nov. 10. " 
Israel Ludlow (born at Lone: Hill F 
near Morristown, N. J., in 1705 — 
Ludlow Station. Ohio. Jan.. 180 4 
Cornelius Ludlow. With his bride 1 
Ludlow left the residence of General I 
bers, at Loudon Forge, where they were 
married, on the 20th oi Novenil 
home at Ludlow Station, now Cine 
He was virtually the founder 
which he named in honor of the here 
Societv of the Revolution. Lu " 
the survey of the town in the . 
17S0. In December, 1794, Colonel Lu 
surveyed the ;>! t oi a town, oi w I 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN* COUNTY. 



sole owner, adjacent to Fort Hamilton, and 
in November, 1795, in conjunction with 
Generals St. Clair, Dayton and Wilkinson, 
he founded the town of Dayton. Subse- 
quently he was appointed to survey the 
treaty of Greenville, made by General 
Wayne in 1795. Col. Israel and' Charlotte 
(Chambers) Ludlow had issue: 

1. James Chambers (NVIII). 

2. Israel married Adelia Stacarn. of 
Alexandria, Va., and they had issue: Will- 
iam, Albert and Louisa. 

3. Martha Catharine married Am- 
brose Dudley, of Kentucky. They had is- 
sue: Ethelbert Ludlow, who married Mary 
F. Scott ; Louisa, who married J. A. D. 
Burrows ; and a daughter, who married 
(first) John Breckinridge, and (second) 
Rev. John W. Cracraft. 

4. Sarah Bella Chambers married 
(first) Jeptha D. Garrard, son of Gov. 
James Garrard, of Kentucky ; they had is- 
sue: Israel, George Wood, Kenner, Lewis 
II. and Jeptha. Lewis H. Garrard wrote 
a monograph entitled "Chambersburg in the 
Colony and the Revolution." She married 
(second) John McLean, Associate Justice 
of the United States Supreme Court. 

Mrs. Ludlow married (second) Rev. 
David Riske; they had issue: 

1. RuHAMAH married Butler Kenner, 
<>f Louisiana. They had issue: Charlotte, 
who married George Harding, of Philadel- 
phia; and Mary, who married Horace Bin- 
ney, of Philadelphia. 

2. Charlotte married George W. 
Jones, United States Senator from Iowa. 

3- married Nelson Clement, 

of New York city. 

(XI) RUHAMAH CHAMBERS 
,u 'ni May [3, 1771), daughter of Gen. 
James and Katharine (Hamilton) Chnm- 
l*rs, married July 9, 1705. Dr. William 



Berwick Scott, who settled at Cincinnati ; 
they had issue : 

1. James Chambers, born June 21,. 
1796, died Sept. 6, 181 7. 

2. William Ludlow (NIX). 

(XII) GEORGE CHAMBERS (born 
in Chambersburg, Feb. 24, 1786 — died 
March 25, 1806), son of Capt. Benjamin 
and Sarah (Brown) Chambers, was edu- 
cated at the Chambersburg Academy under 
its founder, James Ross, and his successor, 
Rev. David Denny, and was graduated at 
Princeton College with honors in 1804. He 
studied law with William M. Brown. Esq., 
in Chambersburg, and with Judge Duncan, 
in Carlisle, and was admitted to the Franklin 
County Bar, Nov. 9. 1S07. He practiced 
his profession in Chambersburg, and contin- 
ued in active practice until 1S51. when he 
retired. He was prominent in affairs, and 
was recognized as the leading citizen of the 
town and county throughout bis long life. 
He was a member of the Chambersburg 
town council in 1821, and burgess oi Cham- 
bersburg, [829-33. He was a representative 
in Congress, 1833-37. being elected as a 
Whig. He was also a mcmlier of the Penn- 
sylvania Convention that formed the C 
tution of 1838. In 1851. Governor John- 
ston commissioned him as Justice of th« 5 
prcme Court to hi! the vacancy caused by 
the death oi Judge Burnside. He was nomi- 
nated by the Whig State Convention of the 
same year as a candidate for Justice of the 
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, under the 
Constitution of 1831. which made the office 
elective, hut was defeated with the re>t oi the 
Whig ticket at the ensuing election. Mr. 
Chambers was always active in business en- 
terprises, and in promoting the educal I 
and religious interests ^i the town ami 
county. In 1814 he v . - elei tetl 
of ihe Chambersburg Turnpike Company, 



'12 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 

and was afterward its president. In the ington, Pa. Judge Chambers married, 
same year he assisted in organizing the .March 6, 1810, Alice Armstrong Lyon 
Franklin County P.ible Society, and was one (born Sept. 25, ij.Sr — died May 10 
of its officers for many years. In 181511c daughter of William and Alice (Arm- 
was chosen a trustee of the Chambersburg strong) Lyon. Mr. Lyon was an officer ii 
Academy, and was president of the board the French and Indian War. and for many 
for forty-five years. He was also one of years filled the court house offices at Car- 
the trustees of the Falling Spring Presby- lisle. His wife was a daughter of Col. John 
terian Church and president of the board for Armstrong. George and Alice A. (Lyon) 
many years before his retirement in 1864. Chambers had issue: 

He was all his life a student of agriculture 1. Sarah Anne, horn in 1812, died 

as a science. His knowledge of soils, and unmarried. July 18. 1886. 

of fertilizers best adapted to them, was ex- 2. Margaretta, born in 1814. died 

tensive and accurate. At the time of his unmarried. Feb. 21, 1884. 

death he was the largest land owner in the 3. Mary Lyon, born 1816 — died July 

■ county. His familiarity with the bounda- 4, 1827. 

ries of his farms, and the variety of the 4. George (born Sept. 15. 18 iS — 

timber trees growing upon them, was often unmarried. Nov. 30. 1849) was admitted to 

surprising to his tenants. He assisted in the Franklin County Bar. in 1839. 
organizing the first agricultural society of 5. Benjamin iXN). 

Franklin County, and was at one time its 6. William Lyon (XXI). 

president. As a lawyer he was well read in (XIII) JOSEPH CHAMBER- • 

all branches of the law, but he especially at Chambersburg. Pa.. Feb. 1 ;. 1799 — died 

excelled in his knowledge of the land laws Oct. 6. 1851), son of Capt. Benjamin and 

of Pennsylvania. His preparation of his Sarah (Brown) Chaml>er-. receded his 

cases was laborious and thorough, and he preparatory education at tlie ChamlKrshurg 

spared no pains in the vindication in the Academy under the Rev. David Dennv. and 

rights of his clients. His diction was pure attended the college oi New fersev at 

and elegant, his statement of facts lucid, his Princeton, where he was graduated a: N:.s- 

reasoning severe and logical, and his manner sau Hall in 1818, with much distinction. bc- 

■ earnest and impressive. Judge Chaml>ers ing awarded the highest honors of his class. 
was an ardent friend of the Historical So- He read law with his brother. Gt 

• ciety of Pennsylvania. In 1856 he published Chambers, and was graduated from 

"A Tribute to the Principles. Virtues, celebrated Law School of fudge 

Habits, and Public Usefulness of the 1 from which that brilliant statesman I. C. 

Irish and Scotch Early Settlers of Penn- Calhoun oi South Carolina was grad 

sylvania." He also wrote an exhaustive at Litchfield. Conn., was admitted to the 

biography of Dr. John McDowell, a Franklin County Bar Aug. 24. 1S21. and 

native ot the county and at one time later to practice before Courts of the 

Provost of the University oi Pennsyl- oi Allegheny, and the Supreme Court of the 

vania. the manuscript of which was de- State oi Pennsylvania. After p: 

stroyed in the burning of Chambersburg, in his profession for some time at Pitts 

1864. In [861 he received the degree oi Mr. Chambers returned to the place of In- 

LL.D from Washington College, oi Wash- nativity, and there continued to 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



1 J 



until the time of his death. He was a mem- 
ber of the Chambersburg Town Council. 
1834-36. When Mr. Chambers died, the 
Franklin County Bar held a meeting to tes- 
tify to its respect for his memory. Judge 
Jeremiah S. Black presided and Thomas 
P,. Kennedy. Esq., was secretary of the 
meeting. The adoption of the resolutions 
of respect was moved by Frederick Smith. 
Esq., and was seconded by the Hon. James 
X. McLanahan. Mr. Chambers married 
Sarah Aston Madeira (born Nov. 25, 1799 
— died June 26, 1867), and they had issue: 

1. Benjamin J., lwrn Jan. 5, 1832, 
died June 15, 1833. 

2. Mary Aston (born Feb. 12. 1835 
— died in child-birth, April 2, 1870) mar- 
ried June 2. 1866, Thomas B. Wigfall. 

3. Lucy married . Benjamin Ross 
George (XXII). 

4. Benjamin, horn May 5, 1840, 
died Aug. 21. 1841. 

Sarah Aston (Madeira) Chambers was 
the daughter of Mary Aston, and the grand- 
daughter of Peter Aston, whose grand- 
father accompanied William Penn from 
England. The Astons were Quakers and 
settled near Philadelphia, their country 
home being a part of what is now Fair- 
mount Park. Mary Aston (born at Gun 
Powder Falls, near Baltimore. Md.) mar- 
ried John Madeira at Downingtown, Ches- 
ter Comity. Pa.. April 24, 1786. and settled 
in Chambersburg in 1704. Her mother was 
Hannah Jones, aunt of William Jones. 
Philadelphia, who was secretary of the 
Navy under President Madison, and Presi- 
dent of the Hank of United States. Phila- 
delphia. The Madeira ancestors came from 
Portugal, being driven by religious perse- 
cution to Holland, and they are descendants 
of Lord Powers, of Holland. |The facts 
with respect to the Aston and Madeira 
families are taken from obituaries <\{ she 



families by Lucy Chambers George, their 
granddaughter. J 

(XIV) WILLIAM ROSS (born in 
Guilford township in 1789 — died May 27. 
1832), son of Adam and Jane (Chambers) 
Ross, was a farmer. He married Maria 
Crawford, daughter of John Crawford; they 
had issue : 

1. Edmund C. (born July 24, 1S12 — 
died unmarried Aug. 22. 1889) went to 
Baltimore at the age of fifteen years, and 
entered the grocery stores of his uncles. 
Joseph, Benjamin C. and Adam Ross. He 
subsequently, in 1846, began the grocery 
business on his own account at No. 15 
West Baltimore street, in which he was 
very successful. At the time of his death 
his store was the oldest of its kind in Balti- 
more. He left a large estate. 

2. Mary A., born Jan. 29, 1810. died 
Jan. 17, 1895. 

3. Benjamin C. (XXIII). 

(XV) JANE ROSS 1 .lied May 8. 
1876), daughter of Adam and Jane 
(Chambers) Ross, married Henry George, 
(born in Co. Derry. Ireland — died on the 
old Ross place. "Ross Common,"' in Guil- 
ford township June 22, 1874). who emi- 
grated to America in t8l6. He built the com- 
modious family mansion on the Ross home- 
place in 1844. He was a man of p- 

ence in the community, urbane in 
manners and oi splendid bearing. He was 
one oi the best farmers m the county. 
Henry and Jane 1 Ross) tie. rge had ■ 

1. John engaged in business in Balti- 
more in [853, 

Benjamin R, married Lucy Cham- 
bers (\x in. 

4. Rr ham ah R .. died unmarried. 

5. Mary Jane died unmarried, Jan. 
27. 1904. 

(XVI) CATHARINE DUXLOP. 
daughter oi \ndrew ami Sarah 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



(Chambers) Dunlop, married Feb. 13, 
1812, Casper Willis Wever, son of Adam 
VVever, and grandson of Casper von Weber, 
a native of Nuremberg, Bavaria, wlio was 
graduated at tbe University of Heidel- 
berg, and afterward served in the body 
guard of King Leopold I. He emigrated 
to Pennsylvania in 1720 and settled near 
Harrisburg. After his settlement in Penn- 
sylvania the family name was changed to 
Wever. His widow and family settled near 
Leetown, Berkeley Co., Va., in 1780. Cas- 
per Willis Wever was one of the first civil 
-engineers of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 
and settled about three miles below Harper's 
Ferry, at the place called Weverton. Cas- 
per W. and Catharine ( Dunlop ) Wever. 
had nine children. 

(XVII) CHARLOTTE A. R. DUN- 
LOP, daughter of Andrew and Sarah Bella 
(Chambers) Dunlap, married Nov. 2, 1815, 
Charles S. Clarkson, of Kentucky ; they had 
a son : 

1. James Dunlop. 

(XVIII) JOSEPHINE DUNLOP. 
•daughter of Andrew and Sarah Bella 

(Chambers) Dunlop, married her cousin, 
James Chambers Ludlow (born at Ludlow 
Station, Ohio, in 1798), son of Col. Israel 
and Charlotte (Chambers) Ludlow. Al- 
though reared amidst the wilderness and 
dangers of pioneer life, he received a superior 
education, and became the beneficent genius 
of his neighborhood. He inherited a large 
estate and devoted much time and money 
to philanthropic work. He was especially 
active with pen and purse in promoting the 
anti-slavery cause. He helped to found 
the first anti-slavery paper edited by lames 
G. Birney, and later by Gamaliel Bailey. 
He was a very tall man — six feet three 
inches in height — with a manly form, a 
robust constitution, and a winning address. 



James C. and Josephine (Dunlop) Ludlow 
had issue : 

1. James Dunlop. 

2. Benjamin Chambers (born at 
Ludlow Station, Cincinnati, in 1836; 
studied medicine and was graduated M. D. 
at JefTerson Medical College. Philadelphia. 
In the Civil war. he participated in many 
important battles and rose to the rank of 
Brevet Brigadier-General. After the war 
he removed to Austin, Tex. General Lud- 
low married in 1S73, France^ Jones; they 
had issue: Israel and Randall. 

3. Israel (born at Ludlow Station. 
Cincinnati, in 1S40 — died in 1873) was 
educated at Andover, Mass., and Yellow 
Springs, Ohio. With the 5th United States 
Artillery he participated in the kittles of 
Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh), Perryville, 
Dogwalk, Stone River and Chickarr.auga. 
At Chickamauga he was wounded and taken 
prisoner, and confined in Libby Prison. 
After his exchange he was in the batl 
Cold Harbor, and the closing engagements 
around Petersburg. When the war was 
over Captain Ludlow studied law and began 
practice in Cincinnati, but impaired health 
caused him to remove to Texas, where he 
established a bank. He was a man of 
commanding appearance and genial man- 
ners. 

4. Sarah Bella Dunlop (born 
April jo. 1820 — died Jan. 13, 185.2) mar- 
ried Nov. t>. iS: - ■ P. Chase, 
ernor of Ohio. Secretary of the Tr« 
under President Lincoln, and. Chief 

of the United States. She was Iris third 
wife. They had issue: Janet Ralston, 
who married William Sprigg Hoyt, of New 
York: and Josephine Ludlow, who died in 
infancy. 

5. Ruii.vmah married Randal! Hut-.t. 
oi New York. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



6. Charlotte Chambers married 
Charles App Jones and they had a son Lud- 
low. 

7. Catharine married Lewis White- 
man. 

(XIX) WILLIAM LUDLOW 
SCOTT (born May 24, 1798), son of" 
William Berwick and Ruhamah (Cham- 
bers) Scott, settled in Missouri, where he 
died. He married (first), Aug-. 30, 1X38. 
Elizabeth Rankin, of Missouri, and they 
had issue. 

1. Smith, horn Sept. 9, 1839, mar- 
ried. 

2. James C, torn May i, 1841, mar- 
ried. 

3. Elvira, born July 16, 1842, mar- 
ried Oct. 26, 1858, James D. Clarkson, son 
nf Charles S. and Charlotte (Dunlop) 
Clarkson; they had issue: Charlotte, who, 
married Alfonso de Figueiredo; Charles S. 
who married Charlotte M. Nevin, and had 
Lucile and Elizal>eth: and James D., who 
married Olive I. Smith. 

4. Nancy, born Dec. 29, 1843, mar- 
ried R. H. Writhcrs. 

5. Mary, born July 11, 1845, mar " 
ried John Callias. 

6. Cynthia, !>orn Oct. 22, 1846, mar- 
ried R. R. Rogers. 

"• Sarah, born Dec. 22, 1848, mar- 
ried F. T. Spahr. 

X- William 1... born April 23. 1851, 
married, 

•). Elizabeth, born March 13. 1854, 
married. 

Mr. Scott married (second) Dec. 30. 
'857. Adelia Fisher, and they bad issue: Ar- 
I'uir and Walter. 

(XX) BENJAMIN CHAMBERS 
(born at Chambersburg. July. 1820— died 
\pril 4, ,895), sni1 f George and Alice 
N (Lyon) Chambers, was educated at the 

I hambersburg Academe lie studied law 



with his father and was admitted to the 
Franklin County Bar in 1843. He prac- 
ticed his profession at Chambersburg for 
a brief period, and it is said that an argu- 
ment made by him before Judge Black wis 
pronounced by that eminent jurist, the best 
he had ever heard. After his retirement 
from the Bar he gave his time to care of 
his estate and to study. He sometimes 
contributed articles of local historical inter- 
est to the newspapers. He was a man of 
extensive reading and amiable pers 
traits. Mr. Chambers married Eleanor 
Thomas, of Maryland. They had issue: 

1. . George was educated at the Cham- 
bersburg Academy, anil was admitted to 
the Franklin County Bar, Aug. 14, 1866. He 
married Emily Bright, and they had issue: 
Eleanor, who married Findlay Van Lear; 
George, who married Rosa Potts; and Ben 
Bright. 

2. Alice, born in 1847. died July 1 
1867. 

3. Mary married Chester Allis, of 
Birmingham. Ala., and they had - 
Ella, who died in August. 1898; and Ches- 
ter D. 

4. Benjamin, born Jan. 26. iS;r, 
died unmarried, Oct. 311. 1881. 

5. Annie married George Stump, of 
Perryville, Md., and they have one daughter, 
Eleanor Thomas. 

6. Km ma. |>orn Aug o. 1855. died 
Dec. 29. 1884. 

7. Oliver, born Aug. r, 1857 
unmarried, Jan. 20. iS<k> 

8. Charles died in infancy, July 14. 
1863. 

o. Bertha, living at Perrwille, Md. 

I XXI) WILLIAM LYON CHAM- 
BERS (born Jan. 13. 1S23 — died April 
20. 1889), >on of George and Alice A. 
I 1 yon) Chambers, was educated at the 
t hamhershurg Academy. lie stud ; 



16 BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

! 
Marshall College, Mereersburg, 1838-40, 3. ELLEN CcLBERTSON ( born Dec. !'. 

and was afterward graduated at Yale, in 1855; married Frank Meliaffey, son > : 

1843. After leaving college he returned Samuel and Margaret (Cassell) Mehaffey. 

to his old home, and upon his marriage He was admitted to the Franklin Coil 

settled on a farm half-way Ijetween Scotland Car. Aug. 11. 1873. and practiced hi 

and Greenvillage, called the Clifton Farm, fession at Chambersburg. Frank and El!. 

He left the farm in 1855, when he returned C. (Chambers) Mehaffy have one son: 

to Chambersburg, where he lived in the fine William Chambers. 

old stone mansion in which his great-grand- 4. Caroline, born May 2j, i860. 

father. Col. Benjamin Chambers died. For died Dec. 19, 1884. 

a brief period he was engaged in the for- (XXII) LUCY CHAMBERS 

warding and commission business in part- June 6, 1838). daughter of Joseph and 

nership with Dr. Edmund Culbertson and Sarah A. 1 Madeira) Chaml>ers. marred 

Col. D. O. Gehr. He was for. many years Dec. 17. 1872, Benjamin R. George 

president of the National Bank of Cham- on "Ross Common Farm." Guilford tow 

bersburg, and was a director of the Balti- ship, in 1836), son of Henry and Jane 

more & Cumberland Valley Railroad. For (Ross) George, was educated at a school 

many years he was engaged in looking after at Fayetteville and at an academy in B 

his numerous farms in Franklin county, more. After leaving school he returned 

In politics he was a Whig and Republican, home and began farming on the ■ : '. R - 

He was active in promoting the educational homestead, "Ross Common." in whi« 

interests of the town and county, and was has continued ever since and is one of the 

a trustee of Wilson College for Women, leading farmers in Guilford township. 

and of the Chambersburg Academy. He politics he is independent and. 

was a member of the Falling Spring Pres- man and not for the party, and in r 

bvterian Church. Mr. Chambers married a Presbyterian and a meml>er of the Falling 

Oct. 7, 1847, Emmaline Kennedy, daughter Spring Church. Chambersburg. Benjamii 

of James J. and Margaret (Cowell) Ken- R. and Lucy (Chambers) George have 

nedy; they had issue. issue: 

1. Alice Lyon (born Sept. 9. 1S48 — 1. Sally Madeira married EiHs 
died Dec. 9, 1 894) married Col. Theodore Elmer Foust (XXIV). 

McGowan (died Dec. 17, 1S01). son of Dr. 2. Joseph Chambers (born Aug 

Daniel S. and Anna [Thomson) McGowan. 1878) graduated at Chambersburg Acad 

As a young man Col. McGowan taught in a emy, and. attended Princeton Un 

classical academy in South Carolina, and he is now employed in the aud 

afterward served with distinction in the ment of the Cumberland Valley Raili 
Civil war. After the war he studied law (XXIII) BENJAMIN CH \ M- 

and was admitted to the Franklin County BERS ROSS 1 l>orn in G 

Bar, Jan. 25, 186"; he practiced his pro- Aug 27. 1826 — died July 4. v " 

fession in Chambersburg'. Theodore and ^i William and Maria (Crawford 

Alice L. (Chambers) McGowan had issue: was educated in the pul - ols. a 

William Chambers, Bessie and Annie T. while a young man engaged, in 

2. MARGARET K.. born May 19, [850, his own account. He «.i< for many year* 
died Oct. 30, 1899. a purchasing agent for the Holliwell Paper 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



17 



Mill. In his latter years he lived in retire- who emigrated to Pennsylvania and settled 

ment in Chambersburg, having inherited in Lycoming county. He married Rachel 

a large estate. In politics he was an ardent Hofford, daughter of Dr. Martin L. Hof- 

Democrat, and reared in the Presbyterian ford, and they had four children : Joseph, 

faith, he was a life-long member of the Fall- Remandus, Mary Elizaljcth and Emma II. 

ing Spring Presbyterian Church. Mr. Ross Mr. Foust was educated in the public schools 

married in 1872, Anna V'ink, daughter of of Milton and by a private tutor. After 

Peter and Rebecca (Barbour) Yink, of an leaving school he served two years in the 

old family in Cumberland county, who came offices of the Central Pennsylvania Telephone 

from Baltimore to Pennsylvania. Company, and two years in the offices of the 

After Mr. Ross's death, Mrs. Ross and Philadelphia and Reading Railway Com- 

her daughters built the handsome residence, party. In January, 188S. he entered Lafay- 

at the corner of Second and Washington ette College. Easton, and was graduated in 

streets, Chamljersburg, in which they now 1891. After leaving college he came to 

live. Benjamin C. and Anna (Vink) Ross Chaml>ersburg as assistant principal of the 

had three daughters, all of whom were edu- Chambersburg Academy, where he taught 

cated at Wilson College. 1891-95. While engaged in teaching he 

I.- Winifred M. studied law with Irvin C. Elder. Esq.. and 

2. Jennie R. was admitted to the Franklin County Bar 

3. Alice Chambers. at the February term, 1894. He has since 
In the death of Benjamin Chamlxrs been engaged in the practice of his profes- 

Ross the city lost an excellent citizen, who sion in Chambersburg. In 1898 he added 

upheld its laws, and who believed in good the fire insurance business to his law prac- 

government. His memory is held in loving tice. and is agent for fifteen fire insurance 

remembrance by his family and a large companies. He is a stockholder and direc- 

circle of warm personal friends. tor of the Citizens National Bank of 

(XNIV) SALLY MADEIRA Waynesboro, and secretary and attorney 

C.EORGE (born Sqit. 13, 1873), for the board. He was one of the founders 

daughter of Benjamin R. and Lucy of the Waynesboro Printing Company, 

Chambers George, graduated at Wilson publishers of the Herald, a daily and weekly 

College 189 — . She married June 10, newspaper at Waynesboro, of which he is 

•897, Ellis Elmer Foust (born at a stockholder, director, secretary and trcas- 

Milton, Northumberland county, Nov. urer. He is also treasurer of the Waynes- 

3. 1866), son of Henry Augustus and boro Gas Light Company, and a Stockholder 

Mary Elizabeth (Yost) Foust. His mother oi the National Bank oi Chambersburg 

was a native of Lycoming county. Ili-^ and of the Chambersburg Trust Company. 

paternal grandfather, Philip Henry Foust He was admitted to practice in the Supreme 

was a farmer in Northumberland county, Court of Pennsylvania. March 17. iS<»<>. 

and had the following children. Philip 1 1. ; and is a member of the Franklin County and 

• ranklin; Josiah; Angelina, who married the Pennsylvania State Bar Assoc 

(first) Henry Hause, (second), William In religion he is a Presbyterian, and a mem- 

Follmer; Albine; William I!.; and Homy her and trustee of the Falling Spring 

A. The maternal great-grandfather. Mar- Church. Ellis F. and Sallie M. (George) 

tin Luther Yost, was a native of Holland. Foust had issue: 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



i. Benjamin George, horn May 28, 
1900, died Jan. 13, 1902. 

2. Lucy Chambers Foust, born 
April 21, 1905. 

BARD FAMILY. RICHARD BARD 
(born Feb. 8, 1736 — died Feb., 1799), son 
of Archibald Bard, or Beard, was the ances- 
tor of the Bard family of Franklin county. 
Archibald was a son of David and a grand- 
son of William Baird or Beard, as the name 
was spelled in Ireland. He came to Dela- 
ware previous to 1740. and settled in Miln 
Creek Hundred, Newcastle county, but in 
1 74 1 he joined with Jeremiah Lochery. 
John Witherow and James McGinley in the 
purchase of 5.000 acres of land in "Car- 
roll's Delight," then supposed to be in 
Frederick county, Md., but afterward found 
to be in what is now Adams county, Pa. 
In 1753 Bard sold part of this land to Wil- 
liam Waugh. The rest of his land 
went to his sons William and Richard. 
By a deed dated Feb. 19, 1765. he 
conveyed to Richard his title to a 
tract of land containing 121 acres, known 
as the Mill Place, on Middle Creek. 
in Hamiltonban township. Adams county, 
then Y'ork, and So acres in "Carroll's 
Delight" adjoining the Mill Place, condi- 
tioned for his support during his life. The 
conveyance was to become void if Richard 
failed to fulfill its conditions. Richard 
Bard sold the mill place to James Marshall. 
and William sold his land to Col. Robert 
McPherson, for whom it was surveyed in 
1765. The mill built by Archibald Bard, 
the successor of which is still standing, 
was probably the first mill on the Marsh 
Creek Settlement. 

Richard Hard was brought up on "Car- 
roll's Delight." near Fairfield, Adams 
county, and after his marriage lived at 
Bard's Mill, built by his father. Ow April 



'3- '758, bis house was attacked by a partv 
of nineteen Indians. There were in the 
hoijy^ at the time of the attack Mr. Bar . 
his wife and child; Thomas Potter, a 
who had come on a visit the evening be 
Hannah McBride. a little girl: and Fred- 
erick Ferrick. a bound boy. The savage- 
were discovered by Hannah McBride, 
was at the door. The girl's warning can- 
too late to prevent a rush into the house 
One Indian directed a blow at Potter 
a cutlass, but Potter wrested the weapon 
from his hand. Potter attempted to strike 
down the Indian with the cutlass, but the 
point struck the ceiling, which turned the 
sword so as only to cut the Indian's hand 
In the meantime Bard seized a hur<e-mar.'- 
pistol, that hung on a nail, and snapped :t 
at the breast of one of the Indians, but I 
was tow in the pan and it did not g 
Seeing the pistol the Indians ran out of tl 
house, and the door was closed, but there 
was no hope for the little garrison. The 
of the house was thatched and could easily 
be fired. There was plenty of mill w - 
near at hand that could l>e piled aga • 
the house to put it in blaze. The suop'v 
oi powder and lead at hand was exceedine'v 
meagre. The numl>er oi Indians was - 
great so as to make the contest a very 
unequal one. These conditions 
the beleaguered inmates to surrender on a 
promise that their lives should be P] 
After the surrender the house was pillage-! 
and the mill burned. Two men S 
Hunter and Daniel McMammy. who were 
working in a field nearby, and a lad. Wil- 
liam White, who was on his way I 
mill, were added to the party 1 

The Indians that captured the Bar ; 
family were Delaware* — savages • 
most degraded ty|»e. For many ■ 
had lieen held in subjection by the 
by whom they were spurned as 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



[9 



It was only two years before that they had 
dared to remove the petticoat and declare 
themselves men. They were as treacher- 
ous as they were cruel, and all the more 
bloodthirsty because they had been so long- 
debarred from killing. In the murder of 
their prisoners they were, perhaps, not dif- 
ferent from other Indians, but the killing- of 
infants before the eyes of their mothers 
seems to have been a special attribute of 
Delaware ferocity. The war parties that 
desolated the Conococheague Valley were 
especially addicted to the practice, and the 
band of savages that pushed across the Blue 
Ridge and captured the Bard family com- 
prised some of the most debased warriors 
of a debased nation. In spite of their prom- 
ises to their captives they had only gone a 
short distance towards the mountain from 
the dismantled home and burning mill when 
they killed Thomas Potter. On the South 
Mountain, three or four miles from the mill. 
one of the Indians sunk the spear of a 
tomahawk in the child's breast, and after 
repeated blows scalped it. In a quaint bal- 
lad, written by Richard Bard and preserved 
by his descendants, there is this description 
of the inhuman murder of the infant : 

"Out of my arms my child they took, 

As we along did go. 
And to the helpless bal>e they did 

Their cruel malice show. 

"Both head and heart the tomahawk 
pierced, 

In order him to slay. 
And then they robbed him of his clothes 

And brought his scalp away." 

I he Indians who made the foray upon 
Hard s mill moved with their prisoners 
over the South Mountain, and a careful 
investigation of all the contemporary evi- 



dence indicates that they emerged into the 
Cumberland Valley at Mt. Alto gap. Their 
subsequent course brought them not far 
from the head of Falling Spring. They 
kept well to the right of Fort Chambers 
and passed the house of Albert Torrence, 
which was in Greene township, near the 
present village of Scotland. Torrence ap- 
peared in his doorway and was fired upon 
by one of the Indians, but fortunately was 
not hit. Passing Rocky Spring, evening 
found them near the site of McCord's Fort, 
on the Bossart farm, in Letterkenny town- 
ship, and they encamped in the gap. a 
short distance from the fort. The next 
day they entered Path Valley, but finding a 
party of settlers in pursuit of them they 
hurried to the top of Tuscarora Mountain, 
threatening to tomahawk their prisoners it 
attacked. On the top of the mountain they 
stopped to rest, and Bard and Hunter sat 
down side by side. Without any previous 
warning an Indian sunk a tomahawk into 
Hunter's head, and after repeated blows 
killed and scalped him. This was the third 
murder after the capture. The party did 
not tarn- long on the Tuscarora Mountain 
after the murder of Hunter, and that night 
encamped a few miles north of Sideling Hill. 
On the third day they passed through 
Blair's Gap. On this day half of Bard's 
face was painted red. showing that a conned 
had been held, and that his captors were 
equally divided on the question of putting 
him to death. The march westward was 
continued, and on the fifth day Stoney 
Creek, in the Alleghenies. was reached. 
While crossing the creek Bard's hat. which 
bad been appropriated by the savage that 
hail him in charge, was blown from the 
Indian's head, and the Indian went some dis- 
tance down the stream to recover it. When 
he returned Bard was across the stream. 
This incensed the Indian, who at once began 



20 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

to beat the prisoner with his gun, nearly (lis- thence to Fort Duquesne. They remained 

abling Bard from traveling any farther, the fort only one night, and then went i 

Because of his disabled condition, and of al- an Indian village about twenty miles d< 

most certain death in the future, Bard then the Ohio, where Mrs. Bard was sever*.; 

determined to try to make his escape at the beaten by the squaws. From this pi 

first opportunity. took their prisoners to "Cususkey," — K ... 

Mrs. Bard had been kept separated from kaskunk — on the Beaver. This was I . 
her husband during the whole rive days' hickan's town. Here McManimv wis ■ 
journey. That evening, however, they were to death after !>eing horribly torture 
permitted to assist each other in plucking a two boys and the girl. Hannah McBri !i 
turkey. This afforded him a chance to com- were detained here, but Mrs. Bard was str.t 
municate his design to his wife, and, as it to another town-to Ijecnme an adopted re- 
turned out, she was able to assist him in lation in an Indian family, and never - 
getting away unobserved. A favorite di- her fellow captives again until they were 
vertisement of the Indians in camp was to liberated. In every town she entered Mrs. 
dress some of their number in the clothes of Bard was unmercifully l>eaten by the - 
their female captives. On this evening one and even after she was taken into the course! 
of the captors was amusing the others by house for adoption, two Indian women en- 
dressing himself in Mrs. Bard's gown, tered and struck her. It was contrary to 
While this amusement was in progress, Mr. usage to strike a prisoner in the c 
Bard was sent to the spring near the encamp- house, and the warriors were angi 
ment for water. Just as he reached the these acts of the squaws. After the w< men 
spring Mrs. Bard began to take part in the had been rebuked for their disorderly coi - 
fun, and succeeded in concentrating the at- duct, a chief took Mrs. Bard by the hai 
tention of the Indians upon the gown so com- delivered her to two men to take t! ( 
pletely that they forgot all about their pris- of a deceased sister. She had not been w.th 
oner. These precious moments were utilized her new relations a month, when thev ■'. 
by Richard Bard in getting into the brush, termined to go to the headwaters of tl 
Presently a cry was raised from another quehanna. This was a painful jour: 
fire, "Your nvm is gone!" A dash was made woman in her condition. She had 
toward the spring, and one of the Indians, recovered from the fatigue from ;'■■ 
picking up the can in which Bard was to have march over the mountains that I 
brought the water, cried out, "Here is the capture, and was still suffering from die ex- 
quart, but no man!" A search for the es- traordinary strain to which she had 1 
caped prisoner was at once begun, but al- subjected. Her feet were sore and her li 
though it was continued for two days it was swollen. Fortunately for her. one <^i h 
unsuccessful. The spring from which Rich- adopted brothers gave her a hors< 
■ard Bard escaped is still pointed out on the enabled her to start with comparati 
farm of John McGee, about a mile west of fort, but one of the pack horses 
Homer City, in Indiana county. was compelled to give hers to fill his 

When the fruitless search for Bard was Upon arriving at their destination, havin? 

abandoned, the Indians resumed the march traveled in all nearly five hundred m 

with their prisoners. They went down was overcome with a seven 

Stoucv Creek to the Allegheny river, and the result of fatigue 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 



For two months she lay ill without much 
prospect of recovery. She had no com- 
panion in whom she could confide, or who 
could sympathize with her in her distress. 
The cold earth in a miserable cabin was her 
bed, a blanket her only covering, and boiled 
corn her only food. She thought herself on 
the verge of dissolution : hut in spite of dis- 
couragement and suffering she recovered, 
and l>egan to look forward with hope and 
longing to her rescue from captivity. 

Richard Bard, after his escape, managed 
to elude his pursuers by concealing himself 
in a hollow log. The tradition is that his 
place of concealment was McKonkey's Cliff. 
at the bridge helow Homer. When the In- 
dians, who were in search of him. had gone 
by, and were out of hearing he resumed his 
flight in a different direction. His situation 
was perilous, and because of his condition 
he made his way with difficulty. Soon after 
beginning his return journey he came to a 
mountain four miles across, overgrown with 
laurel and covered with snow. He was al- 
most exhausted and was without food, ex- 
cept a few buds picked from the trees as he 
went along. His shoes were worn out. The 
country was very rough, and in many places 
the ground was covered with poisonous 
hriars, which lacerated his feet and poisoned 
his wounds. His feet and legs became 
swollen, and in his weak condition, impeded 
a-* he was by the snow on the leaves of the 
laurel, he was rendered unable to walk, and 
Was compelled to creep on his hands and 
knees under the branches. Besides, he feared 
that the Indians might still he in pursuit oi 
him, and would be able to find his tracks in 
'he snow. In spite of the danger of discov- 
ery, it became imperative that he should lie 
by until his feet healed sufficiently to enable 
him to walk. On the fifth day after his 
escape, as he was creeping along o\\ his hand-: 
•'md knees in' search oi buds and herbs to 



appease his hunger, he found a rattlesnake, 
which he killed and ate raw. In the ballad 
quoted l>elow he gave a description of these 
five days of starvation and suffering in the 
wilderness : 

"Though I'm not able now to walk. 

I creep upon my knees ; 
To gather herbs that I may eat. 

My stomach to appease. 

"A rattlesnake, both flesh and bone. 

All but the head I eat : 
And though 'twas raw. it seemed to me 

Exceeding pleasant meat." 

By using a thorn as a needle Bard was 
able to puncture the festering wounds in his 
feet, and thus allay the swelling. Then, tear- 
ing up his breeches, he liound up his feet as 
well as he couid, ami in this forlorn condi- 
tion he resumed his journey, limping along 
with great pain. He had no alternative ex- 
cept to die where he was. His condition at 
this time is illustrated by a delusion that 
was the result of the excitable state oi his 
nerves. Soon after resuming his journey he 
was startled by the sound of a drum. He 
called as loud as he could, but there was no 
answer. His imagination had played him a 
trick. Just before, dark on the eighth day 
after his escape, Mr. Bard came to the 
Juniata. His only way oi crossing the 
stream was by wading it. which, becaus 
his lameness, was accomplished with great 
difficulty. The night was very col 
dark, his clothes were wet, and in ' 
numbed condition lie was afraid to he down 
lest he perish. Wearied and lame a< hi ; 
he determined to pursue his journey, but dur- 
ing the night he was attracted by a fire, ap- 
parently abandoned the day before, probably 
by a party of settlers who were in pursuit of 
the savages. Here he remained until morn- 



22 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

ing, when he discovered a path leading in journeys in quest of information concern:! 
the direction of the settlements. Besides a her. In the autumn of 1758, after the ca| 
few buds and berries his food up to this time ture of Fort Duquesne by the expedition u: 
had consisted only of rattlesnakes, of which, der Gen. Forbes, he went to Fort Fitt. ; 
altogether, he had killed and eaten the fortress was called after its capture, a: 
four. Although the first one was "ex- he was there at the time of Forbes' ti 
ceeding pleasant meat," one is tempted with the Indians. In the Indian encamp- 
to believe that this unusual diet was ment, on the opposite side of the river, were 
beginning to pall upon him. Fortunate- a number of the Delawares who had bee; 
ly, he was nearing the end of his journey, but concerned in his capture. To these he made- 
he was destined, however, to undergo one himself known, but they first pretended rn t 
more alarm before he reached a place of to remember him, finally admitting, however, 
safety. At a turn in the path, in the after- that they were among his captors. They said 
noon, he suddenly found himself face to face they knew nothing of his wife, but they 
with three Indians. They proved to be promised to give him some information upon 
friendly, and conducted him to Fort Lyttle- his return the next day. Bard was followed 
ton, which he reached on the ninth day after to the fort by a young man. who had bee:: 
his escape. These Indians were Cherokees, taken by the Indians when a child, by whom 
who had come from Virginia to assist in the he was advised not to return to '.lie camp, as 
defense of the frontier of Pennsylvania and his captors had determined to kill him for 
Maryland. At Fort Lyttleton Bard was making his escape if he returned. H 
among friends, and there he remained until the hint and did not go back, 
he had sufficiently recovered from the fa- At a later period Mr. Bard made a • 
tigue and exposure of his captivity and ond journey to Fort Pitt, going with a con- 
escape to be able to resume his journey, voy of wagons as far as Fort Bedford. There 
After his return the contemporary news- he induced the commanding officer to secure 
papers reported him as ill at his father's, the consent of the famous Captain White 
near Marsh Creek. "Richard Beard." Eyes to accompany him to Pittsburgh. White 
George Stevenson, Esq., of York, wrote to Eyes subsequently was the s:l 
Secretary Peters. May 7, 1758, "who was of the Moravian missionaries, but h - h 
captivated last month from Marsh Creek ment of Bard shows that at this I 
is returned, having made his escape some- was a wily and treacherous savage. He 
where among the Allegheny Hills, lie was consented readily enough I conduct Mr 
not got so far as his father's, near Marsh Bard to Fort Pitt, but the party h ... g 
Creek, last Thursday evening; he has been only a few miles when one of the Indians 
so much beat and abused by Tedyiscung's turned off the road and brought w 
friend Indians that his life is despaired oi." that had been taken that morning from the 
He had so far recovered. May 12, 175S. that head oi one of the wagoner-. Further on 
he was able t<> make an affidavit before Mr. some of the Indians again turned en 
Stevenson reciting the story of the abduction the ro.nl and brought in a number 
and murders. of horses and a keg of whisky. The 
With his wife in captivity Mr. Bard Indians then began some 
could nr.t remain quietly at home, hut dc- of them became very drunk. The "first 
voted most of his time to long and dangerous war captain of the Delawares," 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 23 

kiel calls White Eyes, was soon under the that if he got them among the whites he 
influence of the liquor, and the natural would refuse to pay them. To allay their 
fcrocitv of the savage became predominant, suspicions he told them to keep him as a 
He told Bard that as he had before escaped hostage, while they sent Mrs. Bard into the 
from his Delaware captors he would shout town with an order for tire money. This put 
him then, and raised his gun to take aim. the savages in a good humor, and they con- 
Bard stepped behind a tree and kept stepping sented to enter the town with Bard and his 
round it while White Eyes followed. This wife, where the ransom was paid, and she 
afforded much amusement to the Indians un- was released after a captivity of two years 
til a young man twisted the gun out of the and five months. 

chief's hand and hid it under a log. White After the return of his wife from cap- 
Eyes then attacked Bard with a large sticK, tivity Richard Bard purchased a plantation 
giving him a blow on the arm that blackened near what is now the village of Williamson, 
it for weeks. During the attack an Indian on the East Conococheague. where he was 
belonging to another nation, who had been visited by one of Mrs. Bard's brothers by 
sent on an express to Bedford, came by. Indian adoption, to whom he had given an 
White Eyes asked him for his gun to shoot invitation when he was at Sunbury to secure 
Bard, but the Indian refused, as the killing her release. One day the Indian went to a 
would bring on another war. These experi- tavern, known as McCormack's, where lie 
ences determined Bard to make his escape became slightly intoxicated. While in this 
from his escort, and mounting his horse he condition one of the notorious Nugent broth- 
took to the road, expecting every minute to ers, of the family of Conococheague outlaws, 
receive a ball in the back. Fearing pursuit, attempted to cut his throat. Nugent stuck 
he rode as fast as his horse could go, and a knife into the Indian's neck, but partly 
after traveling all night got to Pittsburgh in missed his aim and only succeeded in cutting 
the morning. the forepart of the windpipe. The 

At Pittsburgh Mr. Bard found an oppor- was cared for at Mr. Bard's house until he 

tunity to write to his wife that if her adopted recovered, but he was afterward put to death 

friends would bring her in he would pay by his tribe on the pretense that he had 

them forty pounds. To this letter he re- joined the white people. 

ceived no answer, and after an unsuccessful Mr. Bard served in Capt. Joseph Culbert- 
attempt to induce an Indian to steal her away son's marching company under the call of 
for a reward, he determined to undertake the July 28, 1777. in the campaign aroun 
dangerous mission himself and to bring her delphia, and afterward in the ranging 
•u all hazards, lie accordingly went to pany of Capt. Walter McKinnie on the west- 
Shamokin (Sunbury) on the Susquehanna, em border. He never held any • : 
and thence to the Big Cherry Trees, where office except that <>i Justice of the Peace for 
he started along an Indian path that he knew Peters township, at the tune when the jus- 
led to the place of his wife's abode. He had tices were the judges of the county courts, 
not gone far when he met a party oi Indians His commission was dated March 1 5 
who were bringing her in. Bard told the He was, however, a member of the I 
Itnli.-ms that he would pay the forty pounds vania Convention <>i 17S7. to which the Con- 
he had promised by letter when they reached stitution framed by the Federal Convention 
Sunbury. but they were suspicious and said was submitted. He was an Anti-Federalist, 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN" COUNTY. 



and refused to sign the ratification. Subse- 
quently he was a delegate to the Harrishurg 
Convention of 1788 in opposition to the 
Federal Constitution. Mr. Bard's colleague 
in the Convention of 1787 was Col. John Al- 
lison, who was an ardent Federalist, and sec- 
onded the motion to ratify, made by Thomas 
McKean. His opposition to the Federal 
Constitution, l>efore and after its ratification, 
had a disastrous effect upon his political for- 
tunes, and during the next ten years he was 
sometimes virulently assailed in the Franklin 
Repository, the Federalist organ in the 
county. In 1798 he made a spirited reply to 
some strictures of Robert Harper, the pub- 
lisher of the Repository, in a letter printed in 
the Farmers' Register, the first Republican 
newspaper published in Chambersburg. "I 
do hereby," he said, "in this public manner, 
call upon you to employ every resource, to 
put in practice every artifice, and to summons 
and to arouse up all your delil>erative and 
inventive powers, in order to prove, if you 
can, the charge to be true." 

Mr. Bard was the owner of considerable 
real estate in Franklin county, besides his 
plantation in Peters township. There is a 
tradition among the Bards of Bardstown that 
he went to Kentucky at a very early period 
with his brother William, and built a cabin 
that entitled him to a thousand acres of land 
near Danville. Early land entries in Ken- 
tucky prove this, ami entries copied by Col- 
onel Durrett, of Louisville, and deeds and 
other instruments of writing <>n record in 
Nelson county, Kentucky, show* his owner 
ship of land adjacent to Bardstown, [780-88. 
An important part oi bis personal estate at 
his death was his four slaves, valued at £180. 

Mr. Bard married, in '7;'>, Catherine 
Poe (born in 1737 — died Aug. 31. l8ll), 
daughter of Thomas and Mary ( Potter) 
Poe, early settlers on the Conococheague, 
near Williamson. She was a sister of Capt. 



James Poe, a Revolutionary officer. Richard 
and Catharine Bard had issue: 

1. John, born Sept. 27. 1757, killed 
by Indians, April 13, 1758. 

2. Isaac (born Feb. 8. 1702 — died 
July 28. 1806) married April 30. [789 
McDowell (born Feb. 13. 1771 — died Jan. 
27,. 1847), daughter of James and 
(Smith) McDowell. They had no issue. 
His widow married Col. John Findlay. 

3. Mary married Jame< Dunlap (II). 

4. Archibald (III ». 

5. Olivia married James Frwin (IV). 

6. Thomas ( Y ). 

7. William, born March 25, 177', 
died young. 

8. Elizabeth married Tames McKlr.- 
nie (VI). 

9. Marcaret. bom Oct. 21. 1774. died 
unmarried, June 21. 1805. 

10. Catharine married Stephen Mc- 
Farland (VII). 

11. Martha (born Nov. 12. 1778 — 
died in 1813) married William Wilson, a 
native of Peters township: and they had 
issue: John and Martha Bard. 

(in MARY BARD (bom Aug. 25, 
1763 — died in Clermont county. I > 
daughter oi Richard and Catharine 
Bard, married James Dunlap | died April io. 
[806), son oi Joseph Dunlap, a fan 
Peters township, and they bad issue: 

1. James engaged in business in Cin- 
cinnati with his uncle Stephen McF. 
He married (first), Nov. 17. 1807, Mar- 
garet Dunlap (died Aug.. 1808), and - 
ond). Nov. 1. 1817. Jane McDowell. 
ter of Robert McDowell By Irs - 
marriage he had i<sue: James. Eliza • 
Robert. Richard. John Williams, 
seph Erwin, Margaret Jane and Archi- 
bald Bard. 

John married Eliralvtb .v-d 

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3. Richard, born in 1785, died un- 
married, at LeClaire, Iowa, in 1863. 

4. Joseph went to Clermont county, 
Ohio. 

5. Mary Poe married James McDowell 
(McDowell Family). 

6. Elizabeth Bard married Richard 
Bard (VIII). 

(Ill) ARCHIBALD BARD (bom 
June 27, 1765 — died Oct. 18, 1832), son of 
Richard and Catherine (Poe) Bard, was a 
prominent citizen of Peters township, and 
for twenty-one years was an Associate Judge 
of Franklin county. He held this office con- 
tinuously from his first appointment, April 
2. 181 1, until his death, serving under five 
successive President Judges as follows : 
James Hamilton, 1811-19: Charles Smith. 
1819-20; John Reed. 1820-24; John Tod. 
1824-27; and Alexander Thomson, 1827-32. 
After he had been on the Bench six years 
Judge Bard was ambitious to succeed Gen. 
John Rea in Congress, according to a letter 
printed in the Philadelphia Aurora, May 28. 
1817. 

"It may be proper here to mention," says 
the writer, "that we have in this county, as 
well as some others, that kind of aristocracy 
which is called family interest, in which the 
public is sacrificed to family combinations. 
1 his county is divided into several connex- 
ions of this kind, instead of parties. These 
^re the Reas. the Maclays. the Bards, the 
Findlays, and several others, none of them 
powerful enough alone, others not of suffi- 
cient consequence to be noticed. In the first 
instance General Rea went to Congress, but 
Judge Bard began to think that he would 
'""k quite as well there as the General. At 
fne of their delegate meetings Bard was 
I'rought forward by General Waddle, but our 
delegates and those from Bedford would not 
(""''sent to it, so he fell through, and seeing 
his connexions were too weak of themselves. 



he formed a league with the Maclays and 
finally ousted Rea; ludicrous to tell. William 
Maclay was taken up instead of Bard, 
and he is still obliged to stick to the 
judgeship." 

Judge Bard was concerned in the settle- 
ment of many estates, and was held in much 
esteem by his neighbors as an adviser. He 
came to Chambersburg to a meeting of the 
return judges on the 12th of October, the 
day of the cholera outbreak of 1832. took the 
infection and was one of the victims of the 
epidemic. He married Elizabeth Beany 
(born Jan. 17, 1771 — died Jan. 9. 1852). 
only daughter of William and Mary Beatty. 
They had issue : 

1. Richard (born July 5. 1800 — died 
unmarried, Jan. 26. 1831) was graduated at 
Princeton. He studied law in Chambers- 
burg, and was admitted to the Franklin 
County Bar at the August term, 1823. He 
removed to Washington county, whence his 
father and mother brought back his body in 
a sleigh for interment in the old Church-hill 
graveyard. 

2. Maria ( born in 1801 — died Oct. 24. 
1830) married Adam McKinnie. Sheriff of 
Franklin county, 1844-0. They had one son, 
Bard. 

3. Catharine (Kirn in 1802) married 
Dec. 4. 1834, Franklin Darragh. and re- 
moved to Michigan. Archibald B. Darragh, 
M. C. Michigan, is their son. 

4. William Beatty (born May 13, 

1803 — died unmarried, at Delaware. I 
Feb. 29, 1880) was a merchant at Mercers- 
burg and captain oi a military company. He 
went to California in 1852. and rem 
there nineteen years: then returning to Ohio, 
he made his home with his brother Isi.. 
sister Olivia until his death. 

5. MARGARET married Alexander E. 
McDowell (McDowell Family). 

6. Isaac (IX). 



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■ 7. James Johnston died Dec. 7, 1810, 
aged eight months. 

8. Eliza Jane married Abner M. 
Fuller, admitted to the Franklin County Bar 
in 1844; removed to Delaware, Ohio. 

9. Archibald died May 21, 181 6, 
aged six months. 

10. Martha Olivia, baptized Sept. 
21, 1817, died in Ohio. 

11. Elizabeth Johnston died Aug. 
25, 1819, aged eight months. 

(IV) OLIVIA BARD (born March 
28, 1867), daughter of Richard and Catha- 
rine (Poe) Bard, married James Erwin 
(born in 1742 — died April 14, 1819), a 
farmer in Peters township. He was an 
active member of the Upper West Con- 
ococheaguc Presbyterian Church, and was 
clerk of the session. James and Olivia 
(Bard) Erwin had issue: 

1. John (born near Merccrsluirg. June 
9, 1803 — died at Bryn Mawr, March 24, 
1872), married Martha Brevard, and had no 
issue. 

2. James Bard (X) 

3. Martha (born Dec. 9, 1794) mar- 
ried William Rankin. 

4. Catharine Poe (born Jan. 9, 
1797) married Joseph McFarland. 

5. Mary married Mexander Waddcll. 

6. Olivia Bard (born July 5, 1807) 
married Dr. V. B. McGahan. 

(V) THOMAS BARD (born April 2, 
!7"9 — died July 9, 1845), son of Richard 
ami Catharine ( Poe) Bard, was for many 
years a prominent citizen oi Peters town- 
ship. In 1814 he formed a compam of vol- 
unteers among bi< neighbors, which formed 
part of the regiment under command of ( ol. 
John Findlav, and marched to the defense of 
Baltimore, [n Capt. Baud's company were 
his brother, Judge Archibald Bard; William 
Wilson, whose first wife was his sister, Mar- 



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tha : Joseph Dunlap, his nephew ; and James 
McDowell, William McDowell, Sr . 
Matthew Patton. Captain Bard - 
qucntly removed to Washington r 
Md. After his return to Franklin com I 
was elected a member of the Pennsyl 
Legislature. 1822-23. ^ e married March 
26. 1807, Jean ('Jeanie) McFarland 
Dec. 17, 1783 — died Aug. 31. 1857 
ter of Robert and Jean 1 Cochran 1 McFar- 
land, the ancestors of a noteworthy Peters 
township family. She was a sister of 
Stephen McFarland, who married Captain 
Bard's sister, Catharine Bard. Thomas and 
Jane Bard had issue : 

1. Richard (XI). 

2. Robert McFarland | XII 1. 

3. Thomas Poe (XIII). 

4. John (XIV). 

5. Archibald (born Nov. < t . 1815 — 
died at Dayton. Ky.. May 3. 1895 ' wa ' 
Kentucky, where he was employed by the 
government as a bridge builder during the 
Civil war. His wife, Elizabeth, died Aug. 
1. 1895. They had issue, among others, a 
daughter, Jennie. 

6. Oliver Barbour, baptized in May, 
181 7, died in infancy. 

7. Eliza Catharine, born April 4, 
1823. died Oct. 6. 1823. 

(VI) ELIZABETH BARD bom Feb. 
12, 1773 — died July 9, 1824). daughl 
Richard and Catharine (Poe) Bard, m 
James McKinnie 1 died Jul} 27. 811). a 
1'eters township fanner. He wa 
Josiah and Isabel McKinnie. wli I 

Church Hill in 1757. James 
1 Bard) McKinnie had issue: 

I. James (died at Abington, 111 | went 
to Mew Bosl •;'. near Cincinnati, in 183; 
subsequently removed to Illinois. IK 
rieil (first) March 30, 1820, San 
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Elizabeth, Margaret, Rachel and Sarah. He 
married (second) Mrs. Jane Scott, and had 
a daughter. 

2. Richard Bard (born in 1800 — died 
in Ohio) lived near Goshen, Clermont Co., 
Ohio. He married Dec. 9, 1824, Lydia 
Sleigh, and they had issue : Thornton, John, 
David Elliot, Elizabeth Rani. Ann Jane, 
I larriet and Mary Bell. 

3. Walter. 

4. Josiah went to Goshen, Clermont 
Co., Ohio. He married Sept. 22, 1814, Eliza 
Campbell, and had issue, among others: 
Richard Bard and Samuel. 

5. John died June 24, 1810. 

6. Catharine (died Aug. 18, 1834) 
married Feb. 15, 1816, Alexander McMul- 
len (died in Indiana county, in 1864), son of 
John and Mary (Poe) McMullen. John 
McMullen was a leading citizen of Mercers- 
burg, and his wife was the widow of Alex- 
ander Long, and a daughter of Thomas Poe. 
John and Mary McMullen had issue: Alex- 
ander, James Poe, Thomas, Margaret and 
Rachel. The issue of Alexander and Cath- 
arine McMullen were: John, James, 
Thomas, Mary Poe, Elizabeth, Margaret and 
Jane. 

7. Margaret (born April 2, 1804 — 
died Sept. 28, 1884), married April 7, 1S25, 
James Turner (born Feb. 2, 1802 — died 
Jan. 26, 1878), son of Joseph and Margaret 
( Porter) Turner, and they had issue: Jo- 
seph Gardner, James McKinnie, William, 
Richard Bard. Elizabeth Bard. Mary. Mar- 
garet Porter, Catharine, Eleanor, Lydia 
Jane and Violet Louisa. 

(VII) CATHARINE BARD (born 
March 1, 1777 — died in Cincinnati. Ohio), 
daughter of Richard and Catharine 1 Poe) 
Hard, married Nov. 13. 1S00. Stephen Mc- 
Farland (born Aug. 15. 1772 — died at Cin- 
cinnati Nov. 8, 1 832V son of Robert and 
Jean (Cochran) McFarland. His father 



was an early settler in Peters township. He 
went to Cincinnati in the early day- of that 
city, where he engaged in business as a hat- 
ter. Subsequently he kept the "Columbian 
Inn." He amassed a considerable fortune, 
and retired to a rural residence in the neigh- 
borhood of his adopted city, but about 1820. 
he became seriously embarrassed in bank- 
ing operations, and was reduced from afflu- 
ence to poverty. There is a trace of 
regret at his misfortune in his father's will. 
Stephen and Catherine McFarland had 
issue : 

1. Robert, baptized Sept. 20, 1S01. 

2. Isaac Bard, baptized Dec. 5, i8o2 r 
died without issue. 

3. John. 

4. Thomas, baptized March 18. 1806. 

5. Jane married Ira Atherton. oi Cin- 
cinnati. 

(VIII) ELIZABETH BARD DL'N- 
LAP (born in 1783 — died in 186 
ter of James and Mary (Bard) Dunlap r 
married June 6, 1806, Richard Bard 1 l>orn 
in 1777 — died in 1S50). son of the Rev. 
David and Elizabeth (Diemer) Bard. The 
Rev. David Bard was a Presbyterian min- 
ister and for many years a member oi Con- 
gress. After his marriage Richard 
lived near Johnstown. Pa., and later re- 
moved to Iowa, where both lie and his wife 
died. They were buried in Jack's graveyard, 
near Le Claire. Richard and Eli 
Bard had issue : 

1. James went West. 

2. David died unmarried in Bait 

3. Richard was drowned, . 
years. 

4. William 'bod at Curwo 

Pa. He married Susan Pat ton, and had 
seven children. 

5. Harrison died at Bradford. 111., <" 
iSo'i: lie married Jane Adams, and had 
children. 



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6. Richard (born June 5, 18 19 — died 
at Le Claire, Iowa, Oct. 12, 1900) married 
Phoebe Livingston (born May 17, 1835 — 
died Marcli 21, 1895), and had seven chil- 
dren. His daughter, Fannie, married John 
Dunlap. 

7. John D. was killed in California in 
the early fifties. 

8. Mary married John McDowell. 

9. Eliza Jane married Stewart Camp- 
tell. 

10. Catharine Poe, unmarried, lives 
at Davenport, Iowa. 

(IX) ISAAC BARD (born April 28, 
180S — died July 6, 1876), son of Archibald 
and Elizabeth (Beatty) Bard, lived on his 
father's farm, near Mercersburg, until 1851. 
In the autumn of 1852, he removed to Dela- 
ware county, Ohio, and is buried in Liberty 
graveyard. Mr. Bard married, Feb. 10, 
1S40, Rowana Humphrey (born March 17. 
1808 — died June 23, 1852), daughter of 
David and Nancy (Clark) Humphrey, 
-prominent citizens of Peters township. 
Isaac and Rowana Bard had issue : 

1. Archibald, born Sept. 21, 1841 ; 
died Oct. 18, 1843. 

2. Mary Agnes (born Jan. 17, 1844 
— died at Spring City, Tenn.. July 22, 
1894) married Nov. 16, 187(1. George C. 
Cellar, and had issue: George Bard, Jo- 
seph Humphrey and Wilson Fuller. 

3. ELIZABETH Johnston (born Feb. 3, 
1846) married Feb. 18. 1807. \V. I., l'art- 
lett. of New Plymouth, Vinton Co., Ohio. 

4. David Humphrey (horn Dec. 5. 
184S) lives at Westerville. Ohio. He mar- 
ried Dec. 5. 1878. Sarah Elizabeth Mc- 
Dowell (died April 2, [QOl). daughter of 
Capt. William E. and Mary E. (Davidson") 
McDowell, and they hail i^sue : William 
Fuller, Lottie F.li/a. Nellie Rowana and 
TUarv McDowell. 



5. Rowana Humphrey, born Jan. 5, 
1852. 

(X) JAMES BARD ERWIN (born 
April 30, 1 8 10 — died at Sewickley. Alle- 
gheny county. Oct. 20, 1883). son of James 
and Olivia ( Bard) Erwin. learned the trade 
of a tanner with Andrew McFlwain. at New- 
ville; he removed to Pittsburgh, where he 
engaged in business. Mr. Erwin married 
Nov. 3, 1 83 1, Isabel McKee McFlwain 
(born Feb. 27. 1809 — died Jan. 6. 1888 
daughter of Robert McElwain. of Newville, 
and they had issue : 

1. James Bard (bom Nov. 20. 1832 
— died Jan. 22. 1902) married July 4. 1859. 
Elizabeth Deborah Grady i born June 23. 
1832 s ). daughter of David Grady. They 
had issue: Charles Shannon. Henry Bard. 
Ellen Whaley. Minnie Bell. Jane Emily and 
Elizabeth Maria. 

2. Robert McFlwain i born Jan. 6. 
1834 — died June 4, 1902) married in 3 . 
Ann Ecca Tracy (born March 17. 1840 — 
died Aug. 4. 1899L ami had issue: John 
Dickson. William Kingsley. Robert McFl- 
wain. Walter Tracy. Edward Eaton. Kath- 
erine Bruce. Anna May and Jane Tracy. 

3. John Richard, born July 28 
died Aug. 16, 1863. 

4. Jane Mary (born April 21, 1840) 
married (first), in 1847. Jason C. Swayze 
i died at Topeka. Kans.. March 23, : v ~ - 
and had issue: Horace George and Jason 
Clark: (second) Dr. Phinneas M. Sti 

5. Kathkkink l>orn Aug. 7. 1S4J. :s 
in business in Pittsburgh. 

6. Thomas McElwain (born Oct. 12. 

1844") married Ian. 14. 1869, Jennie I 
arine Neemes ( born in England, July. v . 1 
- — died April 27. 1879), and had iss 
Scott Ward. Mar) P.elle and Louisa Wil- 
son. He married (second) April 16. 1880. 
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had issue: Frank Howard, Russell C, Jay 
Clyde and Alice. 

7. Sarah Belle (born in 1852J mar- 
ried Levi A. McKnight. 

(XI) RICHARD BARD (born Feb. 
1 7, 1806 — died at Allegheny City, Aug. 9, 
1867), eldest son of Thomas and Jane (Me- 
Farland) Bard, lived in Big Cove after his 
marriage. In 1843, ne removed to Pitts- 
burg, where he engaged in the leather busi- 
ness, in which he continued until his death. 
He was a man of high character, a prominent 
member of the Presbyterian church, and 
active in church work in Allegheny City. 
Mr. Bard married (first), in 1S32, Eliza 
Jane Carson (born March 23, 1816 — died 
Dec, i860), daughter of Thomas and Ag- 
nes (King) Carson, of Mercersburg. Mrs. 
Bard's father was a leading man in the 
county; he served in both branches of the 
Legislature, and was Speaker of the Senate. 
Her mother was a daughter of George and 
Margaret (McDowell) King, and a niece 
of the Rev. Dr. John King, for nearly half 
a century pastor of the upper West Cono- 
cocheague Presbyterian church. Richard 
and Eliza J. Bard had issue : 

1. Thomas Carson, born April 10. 
1 83 5 , died young. 

-■ Robert Washington (born April 
20, 1837 — died at Camp Humphreys, \'a.. 
Ecb. ii, 1803) served with the Pittsburgh 
Rifles in the summer of 1862, and enlisted 
in company H. 123rd P. V. I., Aug. .,. 1802. 
He was promoted from sergeant to 1st ser- 
geant, and participated in the battle oi Chan- 
cellorsville. 

3- Andrew Melville, born in 1839, 
died young. 

4- James William (born in 1841— 
died at Baton Rouge, [.a., in 1874) enlisted 
m Company A. oi the Roundhead Regiment, 
'*>th P. V. I.. Aug. 22. 1861; was cap- 



tured in the first skirmish in which his regi- 
ment was engaged, June 3, 1862. but was 
exchanged in time to participate in the bat- 
tle of Fredericksburg. He was promoted 
to be sergeant, Feb. 1, 1863. and went with 
his regiment to Kentucky. Mississippi and 
Tennessee. He reenlisted Jan. 1, i86a. 
was promoted to be sergeant major, March 
18, 1864. He was severely wounded in 
the knee in the battle of Spottsylvama on 
the 13th of May, and only escaped I 
his leg by amputation by threatening the 
surgeons with a pistol. He was promoted 
to be second lieutenant. Aug. 7, 1864; cap- 
tain. Oct. 16, 1864; and major, March 2?. 
1865. After the war he was engaged in 
business in Pittsburgh with John W. Mor- 
rison, afterward State Treasurer. Pie went 
to Louisiana in 1872, and was engaged in- 
cotton packing at Baton Rouge. He died 
of lock-jaw, resulting from his arm l>eing 
badly mangled by machinery. Major Bard 
married in 1870, Mary Clark, now decease.!, 
daughter of James D. Clark, of Newc?s:ie. 
Fa. They had no issue. 

5. Melville (died in Watertown. Da- 
kota, in 1885), served through the Civil 
war with the First Ohio Cavalry. 

6. Elliot (born Dec. 19, 1843^. liv- 
ing at Wayne. Pa., married April 23. 1872. 
Mary M. Frazier (born June 9, ;-. 
daughter of James and Margaret (Rex) 
Frazier. They had issue: James Frazier. 
bom May 4. 1874. married May 19, B98, 
Anna Cochran Johnson, and have Catherine 
Frazier. Richard Johnson and Elliot; and 
Margaret Carson, born May [4, 1877. mar- 
ried Oct. 7. 1902, Gustave Faure, of Paris, 
and have Gustave Melville Bard 

7. Richard (born Dec 31, 1840 lives 
in Pittsburgh. He married Sept. 21. 1871. 
Ellen Morehead (born Nov. <'.. 184; 
daughter of Hugh 11. and Rachel 



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Morehead, of New Castle, Pa., and they had 
issue: Era Morehead, Richard, Andrew 
Melville and Thomas Henderson. 

8. Mary Emma married Alexander L. 
Boggs, son of Alexander and Susan (Greer) 
Boggs, and they have one daughter, Clara 
Louise, who married Dr. Henry K. Pan- 
coast, of Philadelphia. 

9. Agnes Carson (born Jan. 29, 
185 1 ) married Sept. 2, 1875, Frank H. 
Stuchfield (died Aug. 14, 1900), son of 
William Davis and Naomi (Rhodes) 
Stuchfield, of Harwell, England. They had 
issue : Bessie, Ella Davis, Frank Bard and 
Cora Lotta. 

10. Lilly Jane (born July 29, 1854) 
married Sept. 25, 1878, the Rev. William 
A. Edie, now pastor of the Presbyterian 

•church at Connellsville, Pa. They have is- 
sue : Elliott Bard, Mary Carson and Will- 
iam Woodburn. 

n. Sophia McLaren (born Sept. 20, 
1856 — died July 29, 1899) married April, 
1885, John Dutton Steele (died April, 
1887), of Coatesville, Pa. They had issue: 
Hugh Exton and Hannah Bard. 

(XII) ROBERT McFARLAND 
BARD (born Dec. 12, 1809 — died Jan. 
28, 1851), son of Capt. Thomas and Jean 
(McFarland) Bard, was educated at the 
Hagcrstown Academy, which he left in his 
twentieth year. In 1S30, he began the study 

•of the law at Chambersburg under the Hon. 
George Chambers, and was admitted to the 
Franklin County Bar, Jan. 14. 1834. Alter 

•coming to the Bar he went to Macomb, III., 
intending to settle there in the practice of 
his profession, hut remained only one year, 
returning to Chambersburg in 1835. where 
he soon acquired a large and lucrative prac- 
tice. During two years of his brief career 
at the Par of Chambersburg', 1842-44, Mr. 
Bard was in partnership with the Hon. 
James X. McLanahan, one of the leading 



lawyers of that period. He soon at' 
a high position at the Bar of his native 
county, and in his later years enjoyed a 
wide reputation in the State as a lawyer 
of great ability. "Mr. Bard was a peculiarly 
gifted man intellectually," wrote one of his 
contemporaries, "he had a profound knowl- 
edge of the law, was ardently devoted to 
his profession, managed every case entrusted 
to him with masterly skill and force, and 
would, had not death removed him in the 
meridian of his years, been one of the 
country's grandest jurists." He possessed 
an active, vigorous and logical mind, and 
his legal learning was extensive and pro- 
found. His arguments to the court were 
cogent, and free from prolixity and re- 
dundancy. His addresses before a jury- 
were eloquent, convincing and directed to- 
ward presenting the strong points of hi? case 
clearly and strenuously. He judiciously re- 
frained from dwelling at length on matters 
of minor importance. When he gave a 
legal opinion to a client on a difficult point 
of law he was able to give it confidently, 
because it was the result of the most pains- 
taking investigation and study. 

In politics Mr. Bard was a Whig, but 
he was never an aspirant for political of- 
fice. In 1S30. when he was only I 
years old, and the public school <ystem was 
in its infancy, he was elected a member of 
the Chambersburg school board, and he was 
chosen Chief Burgees of the borough in 
1847. Jn 1850 he was nominated for Con- 
gress by the Whigs, his successful com- 
petitor being his former law partner. James 
X. McLanahan. The campaign of that year 
was conducted on the race Usuc. Poor 
white men wore asked to remember that 
if they did not wish to become the com- 
panions of negroes, and work for ten cents 
a day or gel nothing to do. they must vote 
for Tames X. McLanahan. "Ask the Whiff 










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editors," exclaimed the Democratic writers, 
"if they have ever seen any poor white man 
sawing a cord of wood for Mr. Bard for 
years. They will be compelled to say, 'No.' 
Then ask them if they ever saw a negro saw- 
ing wood at Mr. McLanahan's house. They 
will have to say, 'No.' " This was, perhaps, 
the only campaign in a Northern Con- 
gress district in ante-bellum days, in which 
the race issue was so boldly urged, or was 
successful. Mr. Bard was a man of strong 
convictions, with the courage to avow them. 
lie was conspicuous as an influential and 
consistent advocate of temperance at a time 
when opposition to the Rum Power and 
the Slave Power were alike regarded as a 
species of fanaticism. 

Mr. Bard married Feb. 12, 1839, Eliza- 
beth Smith Little (born Dec. 12, 1813 — 
died at Hueneme, Cal., Dec. 7, 18S1), 
daughter of Dr. Peter W. and Mary S. 
(Parker) Little, of Mercersburg. They had 
issue: 

1. Mary Parker lives at Chambers- 
burg. 

2. Thomas Robert (XV). 

3- Cephas Little (XVI). 

4- Louisa Jane lives at Chambers- 
burg. 

(XIII) THOMAS POE BARD (born 
Oct. 9. 181 1 — died May 31, 1885), son of 
Thomas and Jean (McFarland) Bard, en- 
Raged in business as a merchant at Mer- 
cersburg. and was postmaster there 1841-45. 
He was prothonotary of Franklin county. 
'845-48. In 1850 he removed to Virginia, 
™>d conducted a foundry, first at Waynes- 
boro and afterward at Scottsville. He was 
the first foundryman that made and intro- 
duced cooking st.nes in the Valley of Vir- 
ginia. In 1855 he went to Baltimore, and 
*as in business there until failing health 
impelled his retirement in 1875. He had 
'he mechanical genius shown bv the mem- 



bers of the Bard family, and its character- 
istic modesty. His life was marked by 
quiet, unobtrusive acts of kindness and char- 
ity. He was fond of reading, and never 
lost his intelligent interest in public ques- 
tions. Mr. Bard married Nov. 29. 1836, 
Matilda Van Lear. Cowan (born Feb. 16, 
181 7 — died March 4, 1880), daughter of 
Hugh Cowan, of Mercersburg. They had 
issue : 

1. Jennie McFarland (born March 
30, 1838) married Oct. 18. 1866, William 
Dugdale t born Jan. 6. 1842), and they 
have one daughter, Jennie Bard. 

2. Maria Louisa, born Nov. 6, 1842, 
died Nov. 19, 1882. 

3. John Edwin, born Jan. 20. 1845, 
died June 13, 1845. 

4. Susan Emma, born May 16, 1848, 
died July 18, 1848. 

5. William, born May 10, 1854. died 
June 10, 1854. 

(XIV) JOHN BARD (born Sept. 10. 
1813 — died at Sedalia, Mo.. April 16. 
1888), son of Capt. Thomas and Jean ( Mc- 
Farland) Bard, learned the trade of a tanner, 
at which he was engaged both in Pennsyl- 
vania and Illinois. About 1843 he re: 
to Winchester, 111., hut in 1850 he gave 
up the tanning business, and went with his 
family by ox team to Missouri, where he 
became a farmer. His last years were spent 
at Sedalia. Mr. Bard married Feb. 1. 1837. 
Mary Poe Evans (born June 10. 1816 — 
died May 8. [891), daughter of Jeremiah 
and Rachel Evans. They had issue: 

1. RiditARD Alexander (born Dec. 
-\v '837 — died in 187;,' married in 1868. 
Lucia Mcintosh, a Cherokee, who was a 
handsome, curly-haired woman and well- 
educated. They had one son, Daniel. 

2. Wit mam Evans (born Aug 13, 
1840 — died Feb. 14. IOOO) was a dn 

at Sedalia, Mo. fie married ( first "> Se t. 



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21, 1864, Sarah Elizabeth Talbot, (died 
Aug. 8, 1881), and had issue: William 
Evans, Mary Talbot, Charles Harlan, Lillie 
Moore, Levi and Frances Elizabeth. J le 
married (second) Nov. 10, 1889, Anna Is- 
bell, and had a daughter, Mildred Gentry. 

3. Robert McFarland (born Aug. 
10, 1842) lives in California. He married 
Arabella Robertson (died May 13, i'j04) , 
and had issue: Maude and Ora. 

4. Ellen Jane (born Dec. 15, 1846) 
married May 4, 1869, Arthur Paine Morey, 
of Strafford, Vt., and they had issue : Rich- 
ard, Walter, Laura Calma and Jennie Jas- 
per. 

5. Kate (born Dec. 13, 184S) married, 
in 1873, Marcellus H. Carton, and they 
have issue: Claude, Rilla Colvic, Nelle, 
Bruce, Lillie, Lottie and Edwin. 

6. P'annie, born June 11, 1851, died 
April, 1900. 

7. Georgetta (born May 31, 1854) 
married May 27, 1874, William S. Young, 
and they have issue : Etta, Roscoe, Lena, 
Roxie, Aria, Carl and Gerry. 

8. Mattie Homes (born Jan. 17, 
1859) married May 7, 1892, James W. 
Snoddy, and they have issue: Ola, Ethel. 
Lois, Mary, P.ard and Laurance. 

(XV) THOMAS ROBERT BARD 
(born Dec. S, 1841), son of Robert M. and 
Elizabeth S. (Little) Bard, was educated 
at the Chambcrsburg Academy, and began 
the study of the law under the Hon. George 
Chambers, at Chambcrsburg. Impaired 
health led him to abandon his preparation 
for the Par and engage in a more active 
business life. He became a member of the 
forwarding and commission house oi Zeller 
& Co., at Hagcrstown. Md.. in 1861. and 
also served the Cumberland Valley Kail- 
road at that place until August, 1 864. Dur- 
ing this period he saw some dangerous serv- 
ice as a volunteer scout in the successive 



invasions of Maryland and Pennsylvania 
the Confederates. One day with a 
panion he penetrated the hne^ • :' the 
and was captured. They were 1 :i the 
of being hanged as »p:e>, when a sudden 
rush of Union cavalry rescued then: 
their distressing situation. In the autumn 
of 1864, Thomas A. Scott. Assistant Sec- 
retary of War and afterwards Preside..: 
the Pennsylvania Railroad, was in -• 
of a capable young man to take charge 
his extensive interests in Southern C 
nia, which included oil lands that it was 
believed would rival the oil regions of J 
sylvania. Mr. Bard was chosen f< r 
work, and after spending several months in 
Col. Scott's office was placed in conti 
his holdings in Ventura. Los Angele- 
Humboldt counties, comprising about 277.- 
000 acres. These holdings included 113- 
000 acres in Rancho Simi : 26/00. Las 
Posas; 48.000. San Francisco; 10.000. Cai- 
legnas; 45,000, El Rio de Santa Clara O'la 
Colonia; 6.600 in the Canad Clara: anil 16.- 
000 in the Ojai. At that time there were 
not more than a dozen Americans ii 
entire region. It was not long, however, 
until squatters began t" swarm ever a 
of Scott's land. In the description of the 
old Rancho la Colonia one line ran from a 
certain monument to a point on the S 
Barbara channel >iu>re between tv estei 
Lagoons were numerous along that si 
and it was easy for a designing and 
scrupulous person to raise a doubt in re- 
gard to the two csteros between whic 
Rancho line ran. A Sacramento law 
seited that the line ran to a j*'ir.: 
the Hucneme lighthouse now s:. mds. This 
was in direct conflict with Sc It's * .. 
would have deprived him ^i about :~ • 
acres of as rich, level land as was to be 
found along the coast. The lawyer set 
the squatters, who at once begat 











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down on the 17,000 acres. Scott insisted 
< :i Ins claim, and Bard was on the ground 
t,» defend his rights and to drive the squat- 
ter* off. The settlers talked "shoot" and 
'•hang," but Bard kept after them. At the 
outset lie had a survey made by the United 
States Surveyor General, and as the line 
fitted the Scott claim he, was unyielding in 
enforcing it. The conflict lasted for years 
with varying fortunes. The settlers stole 
a march on Scott by obtaining a decision in 
their favor from the Land Office at Wash- 
ington, but Scott succeeded in having it re- 
versed, and it has remained reversed to this 
day. When Grover Cleveland became Pres- 
ident the squatters made their last attempt 
to get the Colonia lands, but Attorney-Gen- 
eral Garland upheld the old Scott line and 
that was the end of it. During all these 
years of conflict Bard was on the firing line. 
He had desperate men to deal with but 
lie never flinched. He kept the court of 
the county busy dealing with the cases of 
the squatters. After he had won he dealt 
so generously with the men who had been 
his bitter enemies that they became his 
friends. 

While Mr. Bard was Colonel Scott's 
agent he had some thrilling experiences. 
I he California Petroleum Company was 
organized to develop the oil on Scott's hold- 
ings. Well No. i was put down on the 
Ojai country, and there Bard made his 
home when he first went to Southern Cali- 
fornia. One night in 1X74 he was the vie 
'mi of an attempted "holdup" while driv- 
">g to No. 1 on the Ojai with a large sum 
"I money in his possession. He had for- 
gotten his pistol, but the landlord at the 
hotel, where he received the money, loaned 
him an old derringer, with which to defend 
himself in case of attack. He was driving 
four-in-hand. It was not an easy thing to 
''••Id up four bronchos on the run. but on 



an up grade a man got in front <d the lead- 
ers, while another came to the forward 
wheels demanding Bard's money. Bard 
blazed away with the ancient derringer, 
missing his man, but hurting himself with 
the old weapon, the handle of which burst 
in his hand. Frightened by the expl 
the leaders dashed forward and Bard \va* 
out of the reach of the highwaymen. Des- 
peradoes among the squatters on the Scott 
lands and other bad men plotted to take 
Mr. Bard's life on a number of occasions, 
but these plots always failed. These antag- 
onisms have passed away, and now he is 
held in the highest esteem by all classes in 
Southern California for what he has 
achieved for the development of his section 1 
of the State. l?K5S$f) 

\\ hen Mr. Lard went to California, 
Ventura county, in which he lives, was part 
of Santa Barbara. He was supervisor of 
the Ventura district. 1S68-72. and when 
Ventura county was formed in the latter 
years he was one of the three commission- 
ers to set the county government going. In 
1877 be was the Republican candidate for 
State Senator from the district comprising 
Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obis- 
po counties; he carried the first two but 
was beaten by his Democratic opponent in 
San Luis Obispo by a small margin. In 
[892 he was on the Republican electoral 
ticket, and was chosen a Presidential Elector. 
although the Democrats carried the rest ■ :' 
their ticket. He received more votes 
the close poll than the three lowest 
Democratic candidates. In 1899 the Cali- 
fornia Legislature failed to elect a U 
States Senator, and the "dead-lock" was 
not broken mud February. 1900, when Mr. 
Bard was chosen. He was not a candidate 
and his election was a surprise. In the 
Senate he soon acquired the respect oi that 
august Ixxly for his wide knowl< . 



34 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OP FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

interests and needs of the Pacific Slope, ated M. I), at Jefferson Medical ' 

He was chairman of the Senate Committee Philadelphia, in 1864. Soon after recen- 

on Irrigation. The term for which he was ing his degree he was appointed ; 

elected expired March 4. 1905. surgeon of the 210th P. V. I., and served 

Senator Bard has been a successful busi- until the close of the war. After the war 
ness man. He has extensive landed inter- he began the practice of his profession i 
ests in Ventura and adjoining counties. At his native county, but in 1868, he left 
his home at Hueneme, called "Meryl wood." bersburg to begin a new and remarkable 
after his eldest daughter, he indulges his career as a practitioner in Southern Cah- 
taste for gardening, and has succeeded in fornia. Dr. Bard was the tir-t Americar 
developing two new roses that he named physician with a diploma that settled in Ven- 
"Beauty of Berylwood" and "Dr. Bard." tura County, of which he was one 
In religion he is a Presbyterian. He built pioneers. He became an integral part of 
the handsome little Presbyterian Church at ihe county.— a fixed figure in us social and 
Hueneme, in which he is a ruling elder and civic life. With him the hardships that lie- 
superintendent of the Sunday School. He fall a country physician with a large prac- 
has represented California in the General tice had no power to draw him to a large 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. city, where the routine of his professional 

Mr. Bard married in 1876. Mary Ger- life would l>e easier and the emoluments 

herding, daughter of one of the founders greater. He found his reward in the grati- 

of the San Francisco Bulletin; they have tude, love and esteem that the pe 

issue: served so unselfishly l>estowed upon him. It 

1. Beryl. was a common occurrence with him to risk 

2. Thomas. his life in the roaring Sarin Clara when the 
3.- Mary Louise. summons came to him from a patient on 

4. Anna. a winter night. "Oh, I ha it." was 

5. Elizabeth. his own comment on his evotion 

6. Richard. to duty. He always felt the ke< est sal 

7. Philip. faction in the success of his professional ef- 
(XVI) CEPHAS LITTLE BARD forts. For more than thirty years there was 

(born April 7, 1X43 — died April 20, 1902), no public highway in Ventura o 

son of Robert M. and Elizabeth S. (Little) long, or mountain trail - >tant, thai 

Bard, was educated at the Chaml)ersl)urg was not traversed by him again a: 

Academy. After leaving school he began on his errands of mercy. He knew near 

the study of medicine in the office of Or. every man. woman and ch 

Abraham 11. Senseny in Chambersburg, knew their names, their - -. their 

but his studies were interrupted by bis en- ailments and their limitations. Tin 

listmcnt in Company A. 126th 1'. V. 1., ity of his memory was as marvel is - I 

Aug. 11, 180.: He participated in the accuracy of his knowledge. His <]uick 

sanguinary battle of Fredericksburg, Pec intuitions made him a leader oi 

13, 1862, and the battle of Chancellorsville, as .1 skillful and unerring phvs c an \ftci 

May 3. 1863. Upon being mustered out his death the Ventura Society 

with his regiment, May jo, 1863. he re- <^i which, he was 4he virtual foil 

sumed his medical studies and was gmdu- veiled a bust in honor of the populai 




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cian in the beautiful Elizabeth Bard Me- preparation for his profession under E. O. 

morial Hospital, in San Buenaventura, Shafter, who subsequently became Chief 

founded by Dr. Bard and his brother, Sen- Justice of California. In 1845 ' ie came to 

ator Bard, in memory of their mother. Franklin county, Pennsylvania, and taught 

Dr. Bard held many positions of honor school for a time, and on Nov. 2. 1848, after 

and trust. In the early days he was Cor- continuing his law studies under Joseph 

oner of Ventura county. He served as Brady, he was admitted to the Franklin 

Health Officer of his county, and as County County Bar. He followed his chosen calling 

Physician and Surgeon for many years until his death, and rose to a place among 

and as a member of the board of Pension the most eminent members of the Bar. In 

Examiners. He was president of the State 1855 Mr. Clarke filled the unexpired term 

Medical Society of California, and of the of Col. T. B. Kennedy, as district attornev, 

Ventura County Medical Society. For over and in 1856 was elected to that office, serving 

ten years he was president of the City three years. Mr. Clarke was held in particu- 

school Board, and he was also president of lar esteem in the circle where his talents and 

the Society of Pioneers. In the Grand attainments could be most appreciated. 

Army of the Republic he was always an among his professional associates, by win m 

active, zealous and patriotic comrade. His he was considered one of the best judges of 

last achievement was the completion of the law in the county, and he was regan l< 

Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital, which leader in his active years. For many years 

was finished only a short time before his preceding his death he served as secretary 

death, and in which he was the first pa- and treasurer of the Franklin County Mutual 

tient. Fire Insurance Company, discharging the 

I duties of that position with characteristic 

LYMAN STUART CLARKE was at ability and fidelity. Mr. Clarke was I 

the time of his death the oldest practicing many years a stanch adherent to the princi- 

attorney at the Franklin County Bar. and he pies of the Republican party. Inn in his later 

was for years one of the most honored resi- years he became an ardent Prohibit 

dents of Chambersburg. He had made his being one of the leading and most 1 

home in this county from [845. workers in the cause: he was ire 

Mr. Clarke was a native of Heath, die candidate of that party for official 

Franklin county. Mass.. born March 10. position. 

1825, and was one of the six children of Mr. Clarke died Marc!: 25, 1893, at his 

Lewis and Ann (Stuart) Clarke, viz.: Will- home in East Market -tree:. Chambersburg, 

iam, Willard. Nathaniel, Lyman S.. Roena of pneumonia, ami. although his death was 

(Mrs. Stratten) and Lucretia ( Mrs. Samuel not unexpected, it came as :. severe blow to 

Riddell). The family is of Scotch-Irish e\- his wide circle of friends and acquaintances 

traction ami has long been settled in Massa He was laid to rest in Cedar Grove a 

chusetts. In his native State Mr. Clarke Just before the funeral a meeting of the Bar 

received his early education, and later be- was held in the law library, at which it was 

came a student in the Brattleboro (VO suggested that resolutions should lie drawn 

Academy, from which he was graduated, up expressing the sentiment of the Bar upon 

He attended a preparatory school and read Nfr. Clarke's merits and death. A committee 

law in Wilmington, Vt., there beginning his was appointed to prepare such resolutions 



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and report to the Bar Wednesday morning, 
after which the members of the liar attended 
the funeral in a body. The resolutions, etc., 
were issued in a memorial leaflet, on the 
first page of which appeared the following: 
"Lyman Stuart Clarke graduated 
at the Brattleboro Academy, began the study 
of law under Hon. B. O. Shafter, of Wil- 
mington, Vt., afterward Chief Justice of 
California. He was admitted to Franklin 
County Bar, 184S. 



"But yesterday, he whose life was a daily 
record and teacher of thoughtfulness, of w is- 
dom, of patience, of courtesy, and mirthful- 
ness, of singular tenderness, of modest be- 
nevolence and parental love, was here and 
speaking, and to-day the record is finished 
and the volume closed forever. 

"For forty years he was here an earnest 
and untiring worker in the rugged and ar- 
duous way of a profession. 

"The way he went was always upward, 
aiming for honesty and uprightness to his 
fellovvmen. 

"His strength and mind had its human 
limit. His tender and considerate heart has 
ceased to beat, to move again only with 
those of the 'just men made perfect.' 

"The widow weeps and children listen 
in vain for his voice of affection, the court 
has paid him a loving heartfelt testimonial. 

"Every man who knew him will remem- 
ber him and his new made grave utters a 
Requiescat and farewell." 



Then follows "The Hak's Testimo- 
nial," which reads as follows : 

"A brict session of court was held this 
morning. After the adjournment of court 
Judge Stewart called a Bar meeting. The 
committee appointed yesterday, consisting of 
Hon. C. M. Duncan, Jno, R. On. Hon. \\ . 
Rush Gillan, George Chambers, and Hon. 



II. delir. presented through .Mr. Dune 
following minutes : 

" 'The committee appointed by the court 
to prepare an expression of the sentin* 
the Bar of Franklin county on die occ 1 
of the death of Lyman S. Clarke. Esq., who 
died at his residence in Chambercunirg 
Saturday, March 25, 1S95. respectful;;. 
mit the following : 

" 'Lyman S. Clarke. Esq.. who for forty- 
five years was engaged as an active practi- 
tioner at our Bar, achieved the well-earned 
distinction of an industrious and faithful 
lawyer. As district attorney for a period of 
about four \ears he prosecuted the pl< 
the State with ability and fidelity. For hi, 
love of the right and his hatred of the wrong, 
for the purity of his private and the h 
of his public life, for the example - ■ 

mankind as a Christian who has kqtt the 
faith, we do cherish his memory. In the 
death of Lyman S. Clarke the bar 
county loses one ui its most respected mem- 
bers, the church one of its most active mem- 
bers, the community a Christian gentleman, 
his friends an agreeable companion, his fam- 
ily a most gentle and kind husband an 
ther. To them we extend our most sincere 
sympathy. 

" 'Resolved, That this minute be e 
upon the records of the court, a copy 5< 
the family and that it be furnished the press 
for publication.' 

"In moving the adoption ot 
tions Mr. Duncan paid a high tribute I 
Clarke, whom he had known as a lawye 
as a near neighbor for years. Mr. I' 
said, in brief: "He was on< st ex 

emplary domestic men I ever met. He was 
kind and gentle to his family yet he had a 
degree ot firmness and oi nositiveness. He 
had one oi the kindest hearts that ever beat 
in any human breast and that governed and 
controlled him in all his , \s a mem- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 37 

ber 01 the Bar he stood well and was highly praise was not untrue. It has been said that 
respected. The whole community appreci- he has not recently practiced actively at the 
atcd his worth.' liar. I am led to l>elieve that this was be- 
"Mr. Gillan seconded the resolutions, cause his physical vigor was not what it once 
Mr. Clarke, he said, had earned distinction was. When I came to the Bar he was an 
as an honest, upright, faithful man. 'Any of active member of it. He had many clients, 
us of whom that may be said when we come He was a man of great public spirit. During 
to die will not have lived in vain.' Mr. his nearly fifty years at the Bar he has ob- 
Clarke's life was a success, Mr. Gillan said, served due fidelity to the court and to his 
He had known him from his youth and to clients. This is a high tribute to pay to any 
him Mr. Clarke was always the soul of man. In his walk and conversation he was 
kindness. 'Sometimes we do not measure upright. He had the esteem of all the law- 
properly the opportunities men have. Mr. vers and all who knew him. He was honest 
Clarke was not born into luxury. He came and required honesty in others. Whatever 
into this county and taught school when, honored and dignified mankind he respected 
even more than now. school teaching af- in others and cultivated in himself. We will 
forded poor remuneration. He leaves behind miss him as a neighbor and companion. We 
him an unsullied name. Saying this we have bore him to his grave, commanding the re- 
said what he deserves. He will be missed in spect and esteem of all who knew him and the 
the church, in the community and at the Bar. love of his closest friends.' " 
It behooves us all to at least follow in the Mr. Clarke was first married to Miss 
virtuous footsteps he left behind him.' Elizabeth Aughinbaugh, of Chambersburg, 
"Mr. Chambers believed that it would be sister of Dr. G. W. Aughinbaugh, of Mer- 
many years before Mr. Clarke will be forgot- cersburg College, and of Edw. Aughin- 
ten in this community and especially will his baugh, of Hagerstown. Mrs. Clarke passed 
memory be long treasured at the Bar. He away in 1S53, and on March 8, 1855, Mr. 
was a safe and reliable counsellor and a law- Clarke married Miss Catherine M. Swiler. of 
yer in whose integrity everyone always had Hoguestown. Cumberland Co., Fa., daugh- 
the most implicit confidence. 1 le was genial, ter of Mathias and Margaret Swiler. Mrs. 
unswerving in integrity, had the courage of Clarke is still a resident of Chambersburg. 
his convictions and always stood for the There were no children by the first union, but 
right. It was an honor to the Bar to haw by the second there were four, all of whom 
Mr. Clarke a member of it and an honor l" survive: 
the county to have him as a citizen. His t. Mary Elizabeth. 
loss will be mourned and regretted for many 2. John C. (II). 
years to come. t,. Susan. 

Judge Stewart pronounced an eloquent 4. Catherine B. 

eulogium over Mr. Clarke. Briefly reported, (II) JOHN C CLARKE was 

he said: T give my personal concurrence born Aug. 7. 1850. in Chambersburg 

to all that has been said in praise of the mem- and received his education there, at- 

ory of Mr. Clarke, I was particularly pleased tending the public schools and Cham- 

with the manner in which the delightful char- bersburg Academy. At the age of seventeen 

acter ot Mr. Clarke was set forth. The reso- he commenced his business life a< bookkeeper 

Unions were not lacking in praise, and that for E. W. Curriden, who conducted a book 



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and stationery business ill Chambersburg. 

After lie had been with him two years, Mr. 
M. A. Clendenin bought the store, and Mr. 
Clarke clerked for him two years, after which 
he went to Waynesboro and learned the trade 
of machinist with the Gciser Company. Re- 
turning to Chambersburg, he entered the 
draughting department of the Taylor Manu- 
facturing Company of this place, remaining 
with them nearly three years. On Jan. i . 
1884, he engaged in the hardware business 
in partnership with Jacob S. Brand, with 
whom he continued for two years, at the end 
of that time buying out his partner, and he 
has since carried on the business alone. In 
March, 1902, he moved to his present loca- 
tion, on West Market street. Mr. Clarke is 
a member of the Presbyterian Church, to 
which he has belonged for many years. 

Mr. Clarke was married. Jan. 17. [898, 
to Miss Harriet W. Reid. daughter of George 
Reid, of Norfolk, Va., and they have had 
children : 

1. Lyman Stuart. 

2. Elizabeth Gray. 

3. George Reid. 

KENNEDY FAMILY. The Ken- 
nedys of Ayrshire are the ancestors not 
only of the widespread Kennedy family of 
America, but of many Scotch-Irish Ameri- 
cans that have no suspicion that they are 
descended from this turbulent stock. The 
Irish archaeologists trace the origin of the 
Kennedy family back to Donchuan, brother 
of Brian Boru, but some of the Scotch 
genealogists are content with one Kenneth 
of whom nobody knows anything, and oth- 
ers find the beginning with Duncan rle Car- 
rick, who owned a considerable estate in 
Carrick. Ayrshire, about the beginning of 
the 13th century. The first of the name 
on record ate Alexander Kennedy, canon of 
Glasgow, and lluwe Kennedy, chevalier. 



Lanarkshire, who swore fealty t.. Kii £ 
ward I of England. These names appear 
on the Ragman Roll for 1296. Sir Gilbert 
de Carrick obtained a charter of the lands 
of Kennedy. Sir John Kennedy 
son of Sir Gilbert de Carrick in man) 
obtained a confirmation charter of the lands 
of Castlys from King David II. His s 
Sir Gilbert Kennedy, was one of the host- 
ages to the English, in 1357. for the libera- 
tion of the King. 

This Sir Gilbert Kennedy was the fa- 
ther by his first marriage with Marion. 
daughter of Sir James Sandilands, 
Calder. of Thomas Kennedy of p.argany: 
and by a second marriage, of Sir Jame< 
Kennedy, who married Mary Stewart, a 
daughter of King Robert II!. I'rder the 
circumstances it is scarcely surpHMng that 
the eldest son of this youngest son became 
the first Lord Kennedy. Sir Gilbert Ken- 
nedy, called after his grandfather. Sir Gil- 
bert the hostage, who was the first Lord 
Kennedv. was grandfather of David Ken- 
nedv. the third lord ami first Earl f Cas- 
silis. The first Earl of Cassilis fell at the 
battle of Flodden in 1513. leaving 
Gilbert, by Agues, daughter oi William. 
Lord Borthwick. 

Gilbert Kennedy, second Earl 
silis. was killed in December, 1527- while 
endeavoring to rescue King James V 
the Earl of \rran. He married lso.hc : 
Campbell, daughter of the Earl 
and had a son. Gilbert. 

Gilbert Kennedy, third Earl of Cass - 
was Lord Treasurer of Scotland under King 
James Y anil was one oi the peers -1 
to France to assist at the marriage of Mary. 
Queen '^\ ^C'^^, with Francis, the O.uiphin. 
afterward King Francis II. He died at 
Dieppe in 1 5 5. S . while on this mission. His 
wife was Margaret, daughter of \le> 
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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 39 

caret was the second wife of John Barcle, of fiction. It was first proposed to abduct 

of Kilhcnzie. Their brother was also Gil- the young Laird of Bargany and his brother, 

bcrt Kennedy, Laird of Bargany. The lat- on the assumption that the old Laird would 

ter Gilbert married Janet Stewart, "the die for sorrow, because he would have 

( Uieen's Maideyne." Gilbert Kennedy, "none to succeed to him lx>t Benand. quha 

Earl of Cassilis, had two sons, Gilbert is one deboishit man." The Laird 1 

(fourth Earl) and Thomas, of Culleen, but zene (Sir Thomas Kennedy, of Culieen 1 

(iilbert Kennedy and Janet Stewart had objected to this, "for being one sistersone 

only one son, Thomas, who died without of the house, was owr neir cumit their- 1' to 

issue. craiff their bluid." But the feud could not 

Gilbert Kennedy, fourth Earl of Cas- be stopped. There was a plot to murder 
silis, was one of the Privy Council to Queen the tutor of Cassilis. and a plot to murder 
Mary. He died in 1576. He married the Laird of Colziane iKilhenziei. and it 
Margaret Lyon, daughter of John, ninth was only after much violence and blood- 
Lord Glamis, and had two sons, John ( fifth shed that the Earl of Cassilis and the Laird 
Earl) and Gilbert, Laird of Drumurchie. of Bargany were reconciled through the 
After his death his widow married James, interposition of the king. With the excep- 
the first Marquis Hamilton. tion of Oliver Barde. whose act brought 

John Kennedy, fifth Earl of Cassilis, about the conflict, the parties to the feud 
was, like his grandfather, Lord Treasurer, were all Kennedys, descendant- of Sir Gil- 
but he died in 1610, without issue. He was bert Kennedy of Cassilis by his two mar- 
succeeded by his nephew, John Kennedy, riages. The Laird of Bargany, whos< sis- 
son of the Laird of Drumurchie. This was ter was despoiled of her goods by the Laird 
the Earl of Cassilis concerned in the feud of Kilhenzie. was descended from Sir Gil- 
with the Laird of Bargany. occasioned by bert Kennedy and Marion Sandi lands, while 
the young Laird of Kilhenzic's treatment of the Cassilis Kennedys, who acknowledged 
his stepmother, to whom his father had the same paternity, sprang from the daugh- 
"left sum wittuel, quhilk the young Laird of ter of a king. It was natural under the cir- 
Keilzeny had tane fra hir perforce." She cumstances that the elder branch, who were 
complained to her brother, the Laird of only lairds, should hate with Scottish in- 
Bargany, and he sent his sou and ten or tensity the younger branch, who were lords. 
twelve horse and "brak the zett. and tuik John Kennedy, sixtil Earl of Cassilis. 
alfe meikill wittuel] with thame. as was never did anything more important than to 
reft fra hir and her feruand." As the Laird marry well and have children who also mar- 
of Keilzeny (Kilhenzie) was a depender ried well. He was twice married. IPs 
of the Earl of Cassilis, "my Lord thoct first wife was Jane Hamilton, daughter of 
the samin done to him." He determined Thomas, the first Lord Haddington. She 
upon a reprisal and entrusted the job to John left him two daughters: Catharine, who 
Kennedy, of Carlok. The plots and conn- married William. Lord Cochran, son of the 
terplots that resulted from this trilling reft Earl of Dundonald : and Margaret, who be- 
of "wittnell" from tin- old Laird of Kil- came the wife of Dr. Gilbert Burnet. Bishop 
henzie's second wife would have furnished of Salisbury and the celebrated historian of 
Sir Walter Scott with material for a novel his own time. The Earl married secondly 
as striking as any of bis picturesque works Margaret, widow oi Henry, L< rd Kerr, and 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



daughter of William Hay, Earl of Errol. 
By her he had John, his successor; and a 
daughter, Mary. 

The Earl's brother, Col. Gilbert Ken- 
nedy, who was with Cromwell at the battle 
of Marston Moor ( was in Ireland with the 
Scotch troops in 1045. when he was only 
a captain, and was very active in helping to 
supply the Scotch Presbyterians in Ireland 
with ministers. His son, the Rev. Anthony 
Kennedy, was ordained minister at Templc- 
patrick, Oct. 30, 1646, where he remained 
until his death, Dec. 11, 1697, in the eighty- 
third year of his age. Col. Gilbert Kennedy 
had two other sons Thomas and Gilbert, 
who were Presbyterian ministers in Ireland. 
The Rev. Thomas Kennedy died Jan. 20, 
1716, leaving four sons, Thomas and John, 
who were Presbyterian ministers in Ire- 
land, and Robert and William, who emi- 
grated to Pennsylvania. The Rev. Thomas 
Kennedy was moderator of the General 
Synod of Ulster, in 1696. Thomas Ken- 
nedy, Jr., was ordained by the Presbytery 
of Tyrone. Sept. 9. 1700. and John Kennedy 
at Beuburb, July 13. 17 14. The Rev. Gil- 
bert Kennedy, the younger brother of 
Thomas, was ordained at Girvan, Ayrshire, 
in 1651. Later he was settled at Hun Don- 
ald, near Belfast, where he died. Feb. (\ 
1688. His son Gilbert was ordained min- 
ister of Tullylish in 1704. and hail also a 
daughter Catherine, who married. May 15. 
1702, the Rev. William Tenuent. the 
founder of the celebrated "Log College" at 
Neshaminy. 

DESCENDANTS 

OK 

WILLIAM KENNEDY. 

(I) WILLIAM KENNEDY (born in 
the North of Ireland in [695 -died in 
Bucks county. Pa., in 1777 or 1778L son 



of the Rev. Thomas Kennedy, em:.- 

to Pennsylvania, with his elder brother 

Robert, in 1730, and settled in Bucks c 

He married in Ireland, Mary (or Marian) 

Henderson, and they had issue: 

1. Thomas. 

2. James (II). 

3. Robert (born March 2S. 1733 — 
died April 13, 1S12) married in 1764 Eliza- 
beth Heanrie. They had issue : John ; 
Mary Ann, who married John R. Reading; 
Jane, who married Daniel Reading; Han- 
nah; Enoch; Elizabeth, who married James 
Matlack ; Keturah Cook, who married James 
Matlack ; Robert Heanrie: and Esther 
Heanrie. who married John Killie. 

4. John died unmarried. 

5. Lucy. 

6. Mary (died July 29. 1817) mar- 
ried Col. Arthur F.rwin. who was ass 
ated July 9, 1791. He was a soldier of 
the Revolution and became an ext< 
landowner. They had issue : Samuel : 
Frank; Arthur: John: Rebecca, who mar- 
ried Dr. McKeen : and Mary, who married 
Dr. John Cooper. 

7. Rebecca Jane died unmarried. 
(lit JAMES KENNEDY (born i" 

Bucks county, in 1730 — died Oct. 2. I 
son of William and Mary 1 Hendei 
Kennedy, was a farmer. Late in 
lived at the Gap. Lancaster county, where 
he owned 480 acres of lain!, purchase 
1788. He married, in 1761. Jane Maxwell 
(bom 1742 -died Sept. 7. 17841. 
ter oi John Maxwell, oi New Jersc 
sister oi Gen. William Maxwell <<f the Re\ 
lution. James and Jane (Maxwell) Ken- 
nedy had is^ue ; 

1. Ann (l>orn 1762) married Phineas 
Barber, and they hail iss-.ie: James; 
who married William Marr: Lillie: 
Jane, who married Ro|>ert 
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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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Henderson; William; Elizabeth, who mar- 
ried Robert Moorhead; Daniel M. ; Sallie, 
who married (first) John McCollum, (sec- 
ond) Peter Weigle; Peggy, who married 
William H. Sullivan; Jesse; and Robert. 

2. Thomas (born, 1764 — died, 1847) 
married Margaret Stewart, and they had 
issue: lames; Sarah, who married John 
Kerr; Jane, who married Alexander Innes; 
Margaret, who married Adam D. Runkle; 
Ann; Elizabeth, who married George Bar- 
ber; Robert S. ; and Mary. 

3. William (III). 

4. John (born 1768) married Eliza- 
beth Linn, and they had issue: Jane Max- 
well, who married Michael Christian; 
James; Thmomas; Katharine; John; Mar- 
garet ; and Robert. 

5. LuCY, born 1770, died young. 

6. Jam-, (born 1772) married April. 
1791, Samuel Kennedy, and they had issue: 
Robert Montgomery; Jane Maxwell, who 
married David B. King; Nancy, who mar- 
ried Samuel King; Mary Barber, who mar- 
ried William King; Thomas; William B. ; 
James; Maxwell; Tabitha, who married 
Samuel Kennedy: Elizabeth, who married 
Montgomery Anderson; and Ann, who mar- 
ried Morris J. Iddings. 

7. Elizabeth (IV). 

S. James (born 1770) married Eliza- 
beth Maxwell, and they had issue: lane: 
William S. ; and Anna Maria, who married 
George S. Green. 

9. Robert (V). 

10. Mary (born 1780) married John 
Logan, and they had issue: Jane, who mar- 
ried James Kennedy Moorhead: Eli/a: 
James K. : John T. ; and Mary K., who mar- 
ried William II. Boyd. 

11. Maxwell (born 1782, died (844) 
married Margaret Maxwell, and they had 
issue: Elinor; Robert T. : Winfield Scott: 



Sylvester; William Maxwell; and Jane, 
who married Andrew livers. 

illl) Wii.iiAM Kennedy (bom in - 
1766— died at Easton, Jan. 29, 1851 1. son 
of James and Jane (.Maxwell) Kennedy, 
served in the Revolution on the staff of his 
uncle, Gen. William Maxwell, of New Jer- 
sey. He represented the counties of Sussex 
and Warren in the New Jersey Legislature, 
and was Speaker of the Assembly, and after- 
ward served as a Judge of the County 
Courts. Eur many years he was an elder of 
the Presbyterian Church at Greenwich. N. J. 
He married Sarah Stewart, and they had 
issue: 

1. Robert Stewart died young. 

2. Jane, born May 5, 1791. married 
Joseph Kerr. No issue. 

3. James J. (VI). 

4. William Maxwell (born Sept. 23. 
1795— died Sept. 25. 1839) married Feb. 
17, 1825, Maria Kerr, and had issue: Jane 
and Sarah. 

5. Stewart (VII). 

6. Thomas (born Oct. 7. 1800 — died 
Oct. 4. 1827) married Jane Corilla Green. 
He was a Presbyterian minister. 

7. Phineas B. I born Oct. 28, ' - 
married Priscilla Kerr, and they had issue: 
Sarah Jane, who married Henry R< 
William; Alfred: Francis: Emma, who mar- 
ried Edwin F. Brewster; Edward Thomas; 
Elizabeth Wilson; Mary Belle, who married 
John E. Kennedy; John Carr; and P. B. 
Maxwell. 

8. Sallie (born Oct 21, 1804 — died 
Tune 26. 1843) married George S. Green 
and they had issue: William Henry; ? 
Elizabeth, who married Rev. John Thomas 
Duffield. D. D.; Anna Gorilla, who m 
(first) Edward D. Ycomans, («ecoinU Mir- 
COt S. Morgan: and Edward T. 

(IV) Elizabeth Kennedy (bom 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



1774 — died July 24. 1847), daughter of 
James and Jane (Maxwell) Kennedy, mar- 
ried (first) John Young', and they had issue: 

1. Jane married Jacob Bare. 

2. Eleanor died unmarried. 

3. Maria, (horn fan. 1, 1801 — died in 
1826) married in 1817. William Cowhide, 
and they had issue: Anna Elizabeth, who 
married (first) Pierson Bates, (second) 
Thomas Jefferson I'hilhs. (third) Samuel 
New; Ellen; Joseph Benson; John Young; 
and Maria. 

Mrs. Young married (second) William 
Moorhead, and they had issue : 

1. Eliza (born March 15, 1803 — died 
Aug. 29, 1858) married Jan. 24. 1820. Will- 
iam Montgomery. They had issue : Charles 
M.; William M. : Emily R.. who married S. 
L. Russel ; James B. ; Julia E. ; and Sarah 
E., who married Dr. T. S. Minor. 

2. Ann, born Oct 24, 1804. died Feb. 
24, 1808. 

3. James Kennedy (VIII). 

4. William Garroway (born July 7. 
181 1 ) married Dec. 9. 1833, Sarah Cook. 
They had issue: Catherine; William Elcw- 
theros; and Ysidora Beatrice, who married 
Flenry Henly Dodge. 

5. Joel Barlow (born April 13, 
1813) married Feb. 7. 1837. Elizabeth 
Hirons. They had issue: Charles II irons: 
Ada Elizabeth, who married George Clif- 
ford; Thomas; Clara Alice, who married 
Jay Cooke. Jr.: and Caroline Frances, who 
married Joseph Earlston Thropp. 

6. Adeline died unmarried May 2. 
1877. 

7. Henry Clay, horn March 10. 1815, 

died unmarried April 15. 1861. 

(V) ROBERT KENNEDY (born 
in Lancaster county. July 4, 1778 — died Oct. 
31, 1843), son of James and Jane (Max- 
well) Kennedy, was educated under the Rev. 



Nathan Grier, of Brandywine Manor, a- 1 
was graduated at Dickinson G liege. ( r- 
lisle, in 1797. He was licensed to pre:c': at 
Upper Octoraro. Aug. 20. 1 799. and « 
dained pastor of the dreenca>tle and 
Run Presbyterian churches. Aug. 13. 
In 1816, he removed to Cumberland. M 
but returned to Welsh Run in 1825. where 
he remained until his death. He was a man 
of vigorous intellect and a fine sc' 
especially in the classics. He mar::-..-! 
(first) Feb. 17. 1 80 1, Jane Herron (bon 
Herron's Branch, in 1777 — died May 31, 
1803), daughter of John and Mary I Jac: ) 
Herron. She was a sister of the Rev. Dr. 
Francis Herron, the eminent Presbyterian 
divine. They had issue : 

1. John Herron (IX). 

2. Robert, born May 11. 1803. died 
Oct. 1, 1804. 

Mr. Kennedy married (second,) June 5. 
1806, Mary Davidson 1 born Aug. 16, 1785 
— died March 14, 1845), daughter of Eli is 
and Agnes (McDowell) Davids<>n. Her 
mother was a daughter oi John McDowei!. 
of McDowell's Mill. Rev. Robert . 1 
Mary Kennedy had issue: 

1. Nancy Davidson (bom April 13, 
1807 — died July 16. 1842* married 

2T,. 1824. David Hunt, and they had iss 
Robert Thomas. John Davidson, arid Luther 
Martin. 

2. James Maxwell (bom Feb. 24. 
1800 — died March 9, 1848) married N >v. 
23. 1836, Sabilla Stone Morns, daugl I 
Evan Morris, of Chester county 

issue: llcrl>ert Morris, Amelia Theresa and 
James Maxwell. 

3. Eliza J. Herron. bom Feb. 5, 
r8l 1. died March 27. 1810. 

4. Mary Ann < born Feb 4. 1813 — 
died Jan. 23, 1863) married March 5. i s : », 
1 ew is Martin. Thev had issue : , v . 



HIOGRAPH1CAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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Kennedy, Mary Elizabeth, Emma Bell, 

William Thomas, Sibilla J. K., Edward, 
Henry Lewis and Ella. 

5. Elias Davidson, born May 30, 
1815, died June 20, 181 6. 

6. Elizabeth Jane (born June 15, 
1817 — died Sept. 26, 1851) married July 20, 
1847, Enoch Bowen. 

7. Elias Davidson (born Dec. 27, 
1819) married April 20, 1854. Agnes Shields 
Clarke, daughter of Thomas Shields and 
Eliza (Thaw) Clarke. They had issue: 
Alice, Davidson, Clarke, Charles Clarke, 
Eliza Clarke, Albert Edward and Howard. 

8. Robert Theophilus, bom Jan. 17, 
1822, died Aug. 8. 1822. 

9. William Thomas, born June 18, 
1825, died Dec. 8. 1855. 

10. Henry Martyn. born Aug. 5. 
1828, died Oct. 26, 1846. 

(VI) JAMES J. KENNEDY (bom in 
Warren county. N. J., July 14, 1793 — died 
Nov. 9, 1803), son of William and Sarali 
(Stewart) Kennedy, was a farmer in his 
native county until 1839 when he removed to 
Franklin county, purchasing the Dunlop 
farm on the Conococheague. below Cham- 
bcrsburg, which is now the property of his 
sou, Col. Thomas B. Kennedy. It was 
found soon after his removal that his agri- 
cultural methods were more advanced than 
those of the neighboring farmers. He cut 
his wheat earlier than was the custom in 
this section. At first lie was criticized for 
this apparent haste, but it was not many 
years until bis neighbors learned that wheat 
weighed heavier and made more and better 
flour when cut early, lie was ,1 Democrat 
and an ardent politician, and be made friends 
with .such facility that be was made an \sso- 
fiate Judge in 1S42, although he was then 
resident in the county onlj three years. In 
1847 be was the Democratic candidate for 
the State Senate. At the outbreak of the 



Civil war he espoused the cau-c of the Union 
with the decisiveness and energy that were 
parts of his character. He was a man of 
medium height, with a strong and rugged 
frame. In manner he was cordial, and be 
always had a friendly greeting for : 
quaintances. He was a frequent visitor in 
Chambersburg until his death, coming into- 
town with no other assistance than tl 
the stout stick that he always carried. I >ne 
who knew him well said that he was a man 
after his own pattern, and that the pattern 
was unusually good. Judge Kennedy mar- 
ried Jan. 28. 1819. Margaret Cowell 
April 25. 1799 — died Feb. 3. 1866). They 
had issue : 

1. William S.. born Aug. 20. 1820. 
died Aug. 22, 1842. 

2. Ellen H. (born Aug. 11. 1822") 
married May 14. 1844. Edmund Cub 
(bom Jan. 12. 1812 — died March 4. 1SS3 
son of Dr. Samuel D. and Nancy (Pur- 
viance) Culbertson. At the time of his 
death he was president of the National Bank 
of Chambersburg. They had. issue: Lucy. 
Emma S.. Samuel D.. Nancy Purviance, and 
James Kennedy (died April 23. .- 

3. Joseph C. (born May 15. 1N25 — 
died Oct. 2~. 1002) married April 6, 1862, 
Margaret Catharine Smith (born March 21. 
,830 — died July 23. 1885), daughu 
Henry Smith. <^\ Chambersburg. They had. 
issue: Thomas, Margaret. Henry Smith. 
Emma, Elizabeth. Ariana Ellen. Jane Pa- 
tience and Mary. 

4. Thomas B. (XV 

5. EmMELINE ( l>orn June 11. 1829) 
married Oct. 5. 1847, William L. diamines 
(bom Jan. 13. 1823— dial April 20. 1^- 
son of Judge George and Alice A 1 Lyon) 
Chamber-.. They ha I i<<ue : Alice Arm- 
Strong, Margaret Kennedy, Ellen and ( 

6. Maxwell (bom Nov. i". 1831 — 
died March 10. 1885). a pi I June- 



44 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

don City, Kans married, Dec. , 3| ,859, McKinley. They had issue : Daniel McKi, 

Martha Orr, daughter of Col. James P.. Orr. lev an-! fames Stewart 
They ljad i^«e: James, Thomas, John, 3. Matilda (bom Oct. ,. 182; 

Frank, Hetfe and Margaret. ried May i 7 , ,855, Edward A 

7- James (born Nov. 8, 1834) married had issue: fames. Nellie Mav i 

Emma Gray, rhey have had issue: Gray, Carroll. Edward and Edith Stewart 
Guy^ VVilham and Mary Emma (deceased). 4. Elmira I>orn Marcl) ]S ( , : 

b. Margaret, born June 12, 1838, April 1. 1S41. 

died in infancy. c. /u <- 

5- Stewart (born Sept. 1 5 

9- JOHN Logan (born Nov. 8. 1840), was a surgeon. U. S. N.. and died •,nm,r- 

lives m California. He married November, ried March 8. 1864 

1881, Henrietta Wright, and they had issue: 6. William (born Sept - ,8*8 

Carrie. j- a . x . , . 

,,,„ „_ aied " )• ua s a lauver and lOurualisL 

(VII) STEWART KENNEDY , born He married , first) Ellen Culbertson. and 

Sep . 17, i 79 8-d,ed March 1. 1852), son of (second) Mary Hanch. By his second mar- 

William and Sarah (Stewart) Kennedy, riage he had issue: Stewart, William and 

was a physician and practiced his profession Helen. 

at Chambersburg. He married May (VIII) TAMES KENNEDY ' 

3. 1821, Ann Ferguson, and they had HEAD (born in Dauphin countv. & ; 

1SSUC: c /L 1806— died March 6. 1884). son oi William 

1. Sarah (born Feb. 11, 1822-died and Elizabeth Kennedy (Young) Moorhead 

Aug- 25, 1853) married April 9, 1850. was a contractor on the Pennsvlvani 

James Cra.g McLanahan (born Sept. 12, 1827-38, when he became interested in die 

1816-died in 1893), son of Samuel and Pioneer Packet Line between Phil 

Margaret (Allison) McLanahan, of Antrim and Pittsburgh. In r8 39 , he was a, 

township. They had issue: Stewart Ken- postmaster of Pittsburgh He was 

nedy, who died young; and Samuel, a Pres- sively engaged in business in that cm for 

Ne "J" mmiSter ' liVm? at Lawrencevi,le « man y y^. ™d amassed a large I 

cu Jersey. j {e was a representative in Congress 1859- 

2. James Ferguson (born Sept. i 7 , 69. Mr. Moorhead married Dec 17 - 

1824-died Sept. 6. 1001) was graduated at Jane Logan, of Lancaster countv . 

Lafayette College. Easton, in 1839, and at had issue: 

Princeton Theological Seminary, in 1845. '• Maxwell (born Sept s ,8*i) 

He was ordained by the Presbytery of Lu- married Apr,! 24. t8 55 . Marv IP 

zerne, Dec. r 2 , r8 4 8. as past,,, at Berwick, and they had issue: Lizzie H. and feme 

lie was principal of the Chambersburg Logan 

Academy, 1851-55, and pastor of the Dick- '2. John Logan, born Feb , ,8« 

inaon Church. 1855-5,,. He lost the sight died ran, 29 1835 

of an eye in 1 1856. and became totally blind 3 Caroline Louisa, born lulv 16 

m 1JS57. Notwithstanding his affliction he 1834. died Sept. 4 1834 

was a hard student and an authority on Bibli- 4. Mary Euzadeth born Ii.lv io 

cal interpretation. Dr. Kennedy married iS;o 

J«ly 6. ,852. Louisa Weiss McKinlev. '5. Henrietta Louisa i 

daughter ol Rev. Daniel and Mary (Wyeth) 1838. 



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6. William Jefferson (born Feb. 17, 
1840) married Jan. 5, 1864, Emily B. 
Black, and they had issue: Lizzie Butler, 
James Kennedy. Samuel W. Black, Helen 
and Maxwell K. 

7. James Henry, bom Jan. 26, 1842, 
died Feb. 7, 1849. 

8. Jane Adeline (born Aug. 18. 
1844) married Oct. 24, 1867, James B. 
Murdock, a physician. They had issue: 
James K. Moorhead, John, Florence and 
William Moorhead. 

(IX) JOHN HERRON KENNEDY 
(born at Herron's Branch Nov. 11, 1801 — 
died Dec. 15, 1840), son of Rev. Robert 
and Jane (Herron) Kennedy, was gradu- 
ated at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, in 
1820 and at the Princeton Theological Sem- 
inary, in 1823. He was licensed to preach 
in October, 1822, and was ordained pastor 
of the Sixth Presbyterian Church of Phila- 
delphia in November 1825. In 1830 he be- 
came processor of mathematics in Jefferson 
College, and took charge of the Centre con- 
gregation near Canonsburg. He afterward 
accepted the chair of Natural Philosophy 
and Chemistry, which he retained until his 
death. Prof. Kennedy married Feb. 15, 
1827, Harriet McCalmont, and they had 
issue : 

1. Ann Kittera, born Nov. 16. 182S. 

2. Robert Peebles (born Feb. 3. 
1831) is a Presbyterian minister at Red 
Clay Creek. 

3. George McCalmont, born June 6, 
'^33. died unmarried. 1856. 

4- James Maxwell (bom Jan. 5. 
1831) — died unmarried, Sept. 20, 1871 ). was 
a lawyer in California. 

5. Francis Herron (horn Feb. 5, 

'829 — died June jo, 1871), was a lawyer in 
California. 

(X) THOMAS B. KENNEDY (born 
in Warren county, N. ].. Aujr. 1. 1827), 



son 1 if James J. and Margaret (Cowcll) 
Kennedy, came to Franklin county with his 
parents in 1839 and received his academic 
education at the Chamber sburg Academy. 
He entered the Sophomore class of Marshall 
College, Mercersburg. at the age of fourteen 
and was graduated with honors in 1S44. 
When the Mexican war broke out under 
President Polk he was an earnest applicant 
for a lieutenancy in the 1st Pennsylvania 
Regiment, but the appointment went to 
Charles T. Campbell, a heroic soldier, who 
rose to the rank of brigadier-general in the 
Civil War. He studied law with Judge 
Alexander Thomson, and was admitted to 
the Franklin County Bar, April 11. •• 
The next year he crossed the Plains as the 
leader of a party bound for California, where 
he engaged in mining for gold and at the 
same time entered upon the practice of his 
profession at Downicville. In 1851 he re- 
turned to Chambersburg. where he soon ob- 
tained a lucrative practice, and was elected 
District Attorney in 1854. After his mar- 
riage he spent six months traveling in 
Europe. Upon his return he entered into 
partnership with the Hon. lames Nill, 
of the leading members of the Franklin 
Count)- Bar at that time. The firm of Nill 
& Kennedy had a very extensive practice. 
and continued until Mr. Nill was elected 
President Judge oi the district in iS 
After Judge Nill was elevated to the Bench 
Mr. Kennedy retained the extensive business 
ni the firm, first in partnership with T. J< :- 
ferson Nill. the firm name being chang 
Kennedy & Nill. and later with John S 
art. now President Judge of the district, as 
Kennedy & Stewart. His position at the 
Bar may be judged from the large number 
oi Supreme Court cases in which his name 
appears, many oi them leading 
authorities on the p>ints decided Res '.- 
his law practice he had larg inter- 



4 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

ests and was connected with the Cumberland pacity. Energetic in action, sound in judg- 
Valley Railroad as stockholder, director and ment, wise in counsel, fair in dealing, and 
counsel. When Judge Watts, the president gentle and sympathetic in demeanor, Mr 
of the company, resigned, in iSjj, to become Kennedy moved to the front as a leader, as 
commissioner of Agriculture under Presi- by natural right. Perhaps one of the great- 
dent Grant, Mr. Kennedy was elected his est secrets of his success in managing the 
successor as president of the Cumberland affairs of the Cumberland Valley Railroad 
Valley Railroad. His familiarity with the was his relations with his fellow employes, 
business of the company, his capacity as a He has always taken the deepest interest 
.man of affairs, and his accurate knowledge in the welfare of those in the company's em- 
of the country and its needs, had early indi- ploy, and has kept himself in personal touch 
cated him as the proper person to become with them, knows them by name, sympa- 
Judge Watts' successor. Under his man- thizes with them in their sorrows, rejoices 
agement the road had been developed and with them in their prosperity, patiently hear? 
improved to a remarkable extent. When he their real or fancied grievances, and in a 
assumed the presidency it was only a local gentle manner sets them right, or rights 
enterprise and a feeder of the Pennsylvania their wrongs. The result of this attitude has 
Railroad. Through his foresight and enter- been to surround him with a corps oi intelli- 
prise the main line of the Cumberland Valley gent and loyal co-workers that are a credit 
road was extended to Winchester, Ya., and to him and the Company. His personal 
the two branches — the South Penn Railroad, magnetism, his devotion to his friends, his 
and the Mont Alto Railroad (now the Cum- quiet dignity, and the conscientious manner 
berland Valley & Waynesboro Railroad) in which he has conducted the affairs of the 
were built in the early years of his adminis- Company he has so well served, are feature- 
tration. The result of his careful but pro- of his life that have impressed all who have 
gressive methods had been to afford the come in contact with him. He has ah 
people of the Cumberland and Shenandoah prominently identified with every movement 
Valleys a service that is not surpassed by for the advancement of the Valley, and has 
that of any railroad in the United Slates. In- always liberally aided in local enterprises 
deed, it can be claimed for it that the facili- tending to promote the welfare of the corn- 
ties for travel arc better than those afforded munity. For many years he has served as 
by the great trunk lines of an equal distance one of the trustees of the Cham!>ersburL; 
from the leading cities. This m itself is a Academy. He was one of the orig 
great achievement, and the freight traffic and founders of Wilson *. liege, and ha- 
has also grown enormously. Both tor pass- been a member of its board oi mar,... 
cngers and freight the road is the most mi- since its foundation. 

portant of its kind in the United States, and Mr. Kennedy married April 22, 1856 

it will continue to grow in importance rrom Ariana Stuart Riddle, (bom Oct a. 1836) 

the initiative that President Kennedy gave it, daughter oi John Stuart and Mary t Bemus | 

both in the earlier and later years of his man- Riddle. They have issue : 
agement. lie is still active in the develop 1. John STUART tXH. 

ment of its facilities and in promoting the 2. M,vk\ MARGARET married Rev. 

increase in its business and its carrying ca- Alexander R. Stevenson (XII). 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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3. MOORHEAD CoWELL (XIII). 

4. James Riddle, born Oct. j6, 1863. 
died Jan. 1, 1871. 

5. Thomas Benjamin (XIV). 

6. Ariana Rebecca married Irvin C. 
Elder (XV). 

[Since the above was written we have 
received notice of Mr. Kennedy's death, on 
June 19, 1905. — Ed.] 

(XI) JOHN STUART KENNEDY 
{born June 21, 1858), son of Thomas B. 
and Ariana S. (Riddle) Kennedy, was edu- 
cated at the Chambersburg Academy, and 
afterward graduated from the Scientific De- 
partment of Andover (Mass.) Academy in 
the class of 1877. He later studied Mining 
Engineering, Chemistry and Metallurgy for 
several years at the Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute at Troy, N. Y., and for one year 
at the school of Mines, Columbia College. 
New York City. Since 1880 he has been en- 
gaged in the iron business, and for the last 
five years has been the general manager of 
the Musconetcong Iron Works at Stanhope. 
N. J. In April, 1902, he organized the Citi- 
zens National Bank of Netcong, N. J., of 
which he is the president. Mr. Kennedy 
married Jan. 17, iSSX. Lucy Harrison Tay- 
lor, daughter of Dr. R. Kidder Taylor, of 
Lynchburg, Va.. and Lavinia (Harrison) 
Taylor, of Brandon, Virginia. 

(XII) MARY MARGARET KEN- 
NEDY (born Dec. 3. 1859), daughter of 
Thomas B. and Ariana S. (Riddle) Ken- 
nedy, married April 1 1. 1882, Alexander 
Russell Stevenson (born Dec. jo. 1856), 
son of John M. and Margaretta E. t Paxton) 
Stevenson. He is descended from Joseph 
Stevenson, an early settler in Letterkenny 
township and a member of Rockv Spring 
Presbyterian Church. Joseph Stevenson, 
the pioneer, bad two sons. John and Robert, 
and two daughters. Mary (who married 



Stephen Caldwell) and Rebecca (who mar- 
ried James Scott). John Stevenson re- 
moved to Westmoreland county and Robert 
died before his father. Mr. Stevenson's, 
great-grandfather, Joseph Stevenson, was a 
son of Robert. He removed to the West 
in 1803. He had two sons, George and John 
Mitchell. His sister Elizabeth married 
Zachrias Sprigg. John Mitchell Stevenson 
married Nancy Russell, a daughter of Alex- 
ander and Mary (McPherson) Russell, of 
Bedford. Mrs. Stevenson was a niece of 
Judge Riddle, her mother being a daughter 
of Col. Robert McPherson. of York. John 
McPherson Stevenson, son of John Mitchell 
and Nancy ( Russell ) Stevenson, married 
Margaretta E., daughter of James D. and 
Jane M. (Miller) Paxton. and they had 
issue: William Paxton (born Feb. 24. 1855) 
and Alexander Russell (born Dec. 29, 
1856). The elder son was named after his 
maternal grandfather, the Rev. William 
Paxton, D. D., for half a century pastor of 
the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian 
Church, and the younger, who is a Presby- 
terian minister, for his great-grandfather. 
Alexander Russell, who was lieutenant of 
Capt. Alexander's company in the Seventh 
Regiment, Pennsylvania Line. Rev. Alex- 
ander Russell Stevenson was graduate 1 at 
Princeton College in 1876. and at Princeton 
Theological Seminary in 1880. He was or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, and was 
pastor of the Brainerd Presbyterian Church, 
Easton, Pa., 1880 88, and oi the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Schenectady, since : vv< 
Rev. A. Russell and Mary M. (Kennedy) 
Stevenson have issue: 

1. Thomas KENNEDY, Kirn Nov. 10, 
1883 

Caroline Paxton. born March 5, 
t8S8, died Nov. 28, [895, 

3. Alexander Russell, born May 
28, 1S93. 



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4. Stuart Riddle, born Nov. 14, 
1896. 

(XIII) MOORHEAD COVVELL 
KENNEDY (horn March 10, 1862), son 
of Thomas B. and Ariana S. ( Riddle) Ken- 
nedy, was educated at the Chambersburg 
Academy, and was graduated from the 
Scientific Department of Andover (Mass.) 
Academy, in 1880. He then entered the 
John C. Green School of Science of Prince- 
ton University, from which he was gradu- 
ated in 1884, with the degree of Civil En- 
gineer. While at school and college he took 
an active part in athletic sports, and in his 
Senior year at Princeton gained a position 
on the University football team. This love 
for sport and outdoor life led him. upon 
graduation from college, to the plains of 
Wyoming, where he purchased a ranch and 
engaged in the cattle business in those stir- 
ring times between 1884 and 1887. From 
there he moved to Junction City, Kans., 
where he organized and conducted a private 
bank under the firm name of Kennedy & 
Kennedy until 1889, when he returned to 
Chambersburg to resume his chosen profes- 
sion and entered the service of the Cumber- 
land Valley Railroad, as assistant to the 
President. While only a boy in years, his 
inclination in this direction was manifested 
by his spending a summer's vacation as fire- 
man on one of the old wood burning pass- 
enger locomotives named "Col. Lull." then 
in use on the Cumberland Valley Railroad. 
while other ot his vacations were spent in 
the fields on Engineering Corps. In his 
course of studies he was specially attracted 
to those subjects that were related to rail- 
road matters. The same interests that so 
early engaged his thoughts distinguish him 
now. In 1892 he was elected to his present 
position of Vice-President of the company, 
and in 1903, when the vast increase of the 



business of the road required a reorganiza- 
tion of the official staff, the duties of General 
Superintendent were added to those that he 
then filled as Vice-President. These duties 
are very exacting, but both by natural apti- 
tude and educational training he is spectally 
fitted for the work in which his interest cen- 
ters, and his chief pride is in maintaining 
and advancing the standard of the road 
with which he is connected. He enjoys in a 
marked degree the confidence of the public 
and the respect of his associates, and was 
one of the founders and is now vice-presi- 
dent of the Valley National Bank of Cham- 
bersburg, Pa. He lives during the summer 
at his country home. "Ragged Edge." along 
the upper Conococheague Creek, on the line 
of the Waynesboro branch of the Cumber- 
land Valley Railroad. 

Mr. Kennedy married. June J5. iSgr. 
Margaret Odbert Coyle (born Sept. 14. 
1862), daughter of James Huston and Su- 
san (McCurdy) Coyle. of Philadelphia. 
They have issue : 

1. Thomas B. (Ill), born Sept. 13. 
1S92. 

2. James Coyle, bom Nov. 30, i&jj. 

3. Margaret Riddle, born Jul) 21, 
1896. 

4. MOORHEAD Cowell. Jr.. born Jan. 
iS, 1901. 

(XIV) THOMAS BENJAMIN KEN- 
NEDY (bom Oct. 22. 1870), son ox 
Thomas B. and Ariana S. (Riddle) Ken- 
nedy, was educated at the Chambersburg 
Academy, and afterward studied a year at 
Lafayette College and two years at I 
ton. After leaving college he went West. 
but returned to Chambersburg and enten I 
the service oi the Cumberland Valley Rail- 
road, and now occupies the position of 
Supervisor iii the Cumberland Vallej 
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Trimmer (born Nov. 21, 1869 — died Dec. 
ii, 1903), daughter of A. M. and Lavinia 
(Price) Trimmer. They have issue : 

1. Kathleen Stuart, born Aug. 23, 
1896. 

2. Ariana Riddle, born Oct. 28, 
1898. 

(XV) ARIANA REBECCA KEN- 
NEDY (born Nov. 20, 1871), daughter of 
Thomas B. and Ariana S. (Riddle) Ken- 
nedy, married Jan. 17, 1899. Irvin Cam- 
eron Elder (born Dec. 12, 1868), son of 
John A. and Nancy M. (Widney) Elder, 
of Path Valley. He is descended from Rob- 
ert and Eleanor Elder, who came from 
Lough Neagh, in Ireland, to Paxtang about 
1730, through their eldest son, Robert, a 
brother of the Rev. John Elder, the famous 
"fighting parson" of the French and Indian 
War. Robert Elder, the grandson of Rob- 
ert, the immigrant, settled in Path Valley 
with his wife, Mary, where he died in 1S07; 
their second son, Samuel Elder, married 
Jane Trousdel, and had, among other chil- 
dren, Samuel Elder, who married Martha 
(laughter of George M. Alexander. The 
eldest son of Samuel and Martha (Alex- 
ander) Elder was John Alexander Elder 
(born Jan. 20, 1839), who married April" 
16, 1863, Nancy M. Widney bom April 
30, 1842), daughter of Johnston and Mary 
(Skinner) Widney. John A. and Nancy 
M. (Widney) Elder have two sons, J. 
Brintou and Irvin C. Irvin C. Elder was 
educated in the public schools and at the 
Dry Run Academy, and was graduated at 
Lafayette College, Easton, in 18S9. He 
studied law with O. C. Bowers, Esq.. of 
Chambersburg, and was admitted to the 
Franklin County Bar in 1S91. lie at once 
began the practice in Chambersburg. In 
1900 lie associated himself in the practice 
of the law with Joshua W. and Walter K. 
Sharpe, the firm taking the name oi Sharpe. 



Sharpe & Eider. This partnership was dis- 
solved in 1901, and reorganized under the 
name of Sharpe & Elder. It consists of 
Walter K. Sharpe and Irvin C. Elder. 

ABRAHAM B. LAND1S, one of the 

leading citizens of Waynesboro, Pa., an in- 
ventor of note, and superintendent of the 
Landis Tool Works, which he founded, was 
born April 11, 1854. on the farm on Antic- 
tarn Creek, about two miles south from Way- 
nesboro, where his father, Benjamin N. Lan- 
dis, settled when he came from Lancaster 
county. Pennsylvania. 

Our subject's father died when he was 
but one and a half years of age and he was 
taken by his mother back to her parents' 
home in Lancaster county, near Lititz. There 
he remained with his mother until lie was ten 
years old, going then to an uncle, Jacob Hav- 
erstick, near Millersville, Lancaster county, 
where he spent two years, during which time 
lie attended the Model School department oi 
the State Normal School at Millersville. In 
the tall of 1866 he went to live with Christian 
Frantz, who resided on the New Holland 
pike, a few miles east from Lancaster City, 
and there he remained until the next spring. 
attending school that winter. His mother 
having removed to Lancaster City. Abraham 
B. joined her there in the spring of 1S07. 
and there attended school until 1868. when 
he went to learn the machinist trade in the 
establishment of his brothers. Franklin F. 
and Ezra, who had as partner a cousin. Jacob 
Landis, the firm being known as Landis & 
Co. Our subject served a full apprenticeship 
oi three years, and continued to work for the 
company, which sometime afterward became 
that i>i Landis, Prick & Co. This last firm 
sold out to John Best, and with him Mr. 
Landis continued until 1873, 

About 1874 Franklin F. Landis started 
a small business for the manufacture ^i steam 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



engines, of which Abraham B. Landis he- 
came a partner, the firm being styled F. F. 
& A. B. Landis. They manufactured in a 
small way portable steam engines until the 
fall of 1878, when they met with financial 
difficulties, and later sold their effects, good 
will, etc., to the Geiser Manufacturing Com- 
pany, of Waynesboro, to which place the 
brothers removed. 

In January, 1880, Mr. Landis entered the 
employ of the Geiser Company as foreman 
of the engine department of the machine 
shops. A year later when a tool department 
was established, he was placed in charge, 
continuing until January, 1890, during which 
time numerous improvements on tools in his 
charge brought out the Landis grinding ma- 
chine and other tools, which he and his 
brother, F. F. Landis, began to manufacture 
under the former's patents, in January, iS<), 1, 
The business started in a small way under 
the title of Landis Brothers. Passing through 
the financial crisis of 1893, want of capital 
rn^de this enterprise an uphill business for a 
time, but they persevered and their machines 
grew into favor, the business increasing from 
year to year until it grew almost out of their 
financial capacity, until April j^,, iSgj. when 
a fire destroyed their entire plant. 

Having previously had in view, owing to 
their limited capital, the incorporation of 
their business, following the fire the) decided 
to put their plans to that effect into force. 
and meeting with an immediate response 
from the citizens of Waynesboro, the Landis 
Tool Company was formed in four days time, 
with an authorized capitalization of $100,000, 
halt of the sum being paid up. They re- 
built on the old site, enlarging extensively. 
The business continued to grow, and in De- 
cember, [898, the capital stock was increased 
to $75,000, and in 1000. it wa- further in- 
creased to $100,000, and in 1001. to $150.- 
OOO, and in 1902, to $250,000. The original 



officers of the company were a 
President, A. II. Strickler: vice-pre 
Daniel Hoover; secretary. J. E. 1 
eral superintendent, A. B. Landis. 
A. II. Strickler. Daniel Hoover, I". Forth- 
111:111, W. H. Snyder. Ezra Frick. Reuben 
Shover, T. B. Smith, W. T. Omwake, an<: 
S. B. Rhinehart. The official 1- .- . 
present company are the .-aire as the above 
with the exception of Mr. Shover, w 
deceased, and was succeeded by lay 
Shank, and the officers are the same ai 
merly. 

The Landis Tool Co. manufactures 
grinding machines for finishing spindles and 
shafts of machinery, and does an annua! 
amount of business of SJ50.000. the ma- 
chines selling in the market- of the United 
States, Europe, and all countries where man- 
ufacturing of machinery is carried •■;. 
company employs over 300 workmen and 
has one of the best equippe in the 

world, the power being electricity. 

Owing to the great demand 1*01 
ing machines made by the La 
panv, another tool of Mr. Landis's invei 
namely a bolt threading machine, wh 
intended to have been made b) the : mipanv, 
was given up to a new corporation forme: 
for the puqjose of its manufacturt 
her. 1903. org. mi :cd with an autli 
ital of $50,000. $25,000 of wl : s imme- 
diately paid up. and in the 
full amount of $50,00 

the growing demand there was ?■■; this ma- 
chine. Tin- v ■• ral 11 .. as 
dis Machine G mpany, ..- manul 
Bolt Threading and Xut . 
cry. which are its special hue- 
Mr. Lan.ii- was married Jan - s-- 
Laucastcr City, to Leah II. Land:-. : > 
Lancaster count) . 
Marj 1 1 loover 1 Landis. Tl 
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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



1. Mary, born Oct. jo, 1877, died Dec. 
30, 1880. 

2. Mark A., born April 7, 1879, died 
Jan. 6, 1 88 1. 

3. Benjamin F., born Dec. 22, 1880, 
married Feb. 5, 1902, Nora Kaufman, of 
Mechaniesburg, Pa. They have one son, 
Uliarles, born in December, 1902. Benjamin 
F. is a draughtsman in the Landis Machine 
Company. 

4. Harry L., born Jan. 20, 1883, a ma- 
chinist by trade, entered Cornell University 
in September, 1904, as a student in mechani- 
cal engineering. 

5. Ruth E., born July 15, 1885. 

6. Esther M., born Feb. 2, 1889. 

7. A. Frank, born July 13, 1894. 

Mr. and Mrs. Landis are members of the 
Reformed Mennouite Church. Mr. Landis 
has some acquaintance with other trades than 
his own, and in his youth served for a short 
time in a printing office. He thoroughly 
qualified himself for business by taking an 
evening course in a commercial college in 
Lancaster. 

ABRAHAM E. PRICE, one of the lead- 
ing citizens and financiers of Waynesboro, 
the president of the Emmert Manufacturing 
Company, vice-president of the Hank of 
Waynesboro, and a director in the leading 
manufacturing plants of the city, was born 
Aug. 26, 1837, on a farm in Quincy town- 
ship, two miles north of Waynesboro, son of 
Jacob and Susan (Emmert) Price. 

(I) JACOB PRICE, grandfather oi 
Abraham F... was one of the early settlers 
of the county, and on his farm in Quincy 
township, was born his son Jacob (II). 

(II) JACOB PRICE was bom in 1804. 
on the same farm as was his sou Abraham 
E, and died in 1 876. lie married Susan 
Emmert, who was horn in Washington 
county, Md., in 1806, and died in 1848, 



daughter of Joseph Emmert. Their son 
Abraham E. (Ill) is mentioned below. 

(Ill) ABRAHAM E. PRICE was 
reared on the farm and attended the county 
schools. He left the farm in 1870. and went 
to Waynesboro, where he has since resided. 
Soon after he located there, he became con- 
nected with the Geiser Manufacturing Com- 
pany, working first in the wood department 
for two years ; he was next given charge of 
the repair department, and then bought and 
inspected lumber for several years. Pre- 
vious to the death of Daniel Geiser he was 
made assistant superintendent, and on the 
death of that gentleman succeeded him as 
superintendent. In 1888 he became prc»i- 
dent of the company, a p >sition he held for 
the succeeding ten years, when he resigned. 
though he is still a director. He was one of 
the organizers of the Emmert Manufactur- 
ing Company, of which he is president, and 
was also one of the organizers of the Bank 
of Waynesboro, of which he has been vice- 
president from the first. 

Mr. Price married Elizabeth Stover, who 
was born in Quincy township. Franklin Co., 
Pa., the daughter of John and Mary < Dear- 
dorf) Stover. To this union the following 
children have been born : 

1. Harvey S.. married Alice M. 
\\ euver. 

Ida is at home. 

3. Benjamin married Daisy Mixwell. 

4. Myrtle married 11. C. Gordon, and 
has three children, viz.: Elizabeth, Trice. 
and 1 .• huso. 

5. J. Stover, married Maud * 
and has two sons. A. Emmert and C 

6. Annie, married Daniel Stover, and 
has two children. Bessie and Km. 1. 

7. Susan is deceased. 

Mr. Price and hi> wife are members of 
the Genu. in Baptist Church. ( ' 
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52 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Botli financially and socially he is a man the fact that among the first letter- 
wielding great influence, and is a factor of ministration granted in the new county of 
great importance in the life of Waynesboro. Cumberland were those on his estate. The 

date of the administration was Feb. 28. 
RIPPEY FAMILY. HUGH RIP- 1750; John Rippey was the administrator. 
PEY (died at Shippensburg early in 1750) His wife's name is unknown. She probably 
was probably born at Maguire's Bridge, a died before him. He had issue: 
market town on Maguire's river, near En- 1. John' (II). 
niskillen, in County Fermanagh, Ireland. lie 2. Samuel (III). 
was among the early Scotch-Irish emigrants 3. Mary, born in Ireland, died at S 
to Pennsylvania, and was one of the pio- pensburg. May 19. 1733. 
neers of Shippensburg in I73 2 "33- Iie 4- Isabella, born in Ireland, died un- 
brought his family with him, and was the married March 10, 1778. 
first of the Shippensburg settlers whose (II) JOHN RIPPEY (bom in Ire- 
cabin was entered by the Grim Reaper, land, probably at Maguire's Bridge, die'. 
"Hugh Rippey's daughter Mary," James at Shippensburg. Octoter. 175S 1. son of 
Magaw wrote, May 21, 1733. [was] "ber- Hugh Rippey, was one of the pioneers :' 
ried yesterday; this will be sad news for Shippensburg. where he settled with his fa- 
Andrew Simpson when he reaches Ma- thcr. Hugh, in 1732-33. He built his 
guirc's Bridge. He is to come over in the near the stream, at the west end of the 
fall when they were to be married. Mary town. This was within the limits of what 
was a very purty girl; she died of a faver, is now Franklin county. He was a taxable 
and they berried her up on rising groun, in the old township of Lurgan in 1 751. 
north of the road or path, where we made It is probable that he married in Ireland, 
choice of a piece of groun for a graveyard, but the natal name of his wife. Marv. i? 
She was the first berried there. Poor Hugh unknown. His will was signed Oct. 7. 
has none left now but his wife, Sam and 1758, with his wife Mary, and brothei S 
little Isabel." This is the earliest story of uel. as his executors. He had issue: 
domestic grief in the Cumberland Valley 1. Hugh went to Lancaster 
that has come down to us. In Magaw's now Dauphin, and later von \ed to Alle- 
Simple and homely language it is very sad ; gheny county, 
his eccentric orthography only tends to 2. Maegery. 
make it more pathetic. Only in Irish po- 3. Acnes died before her lathei 
etry could be found a fitting dirge for Mary (111) SAMUEL RIPPEY 
Rippey's unmarked grave in this forgotten Ireland, probably at Maguire's Bi 
graveyard. At the time oi Mary Rippey's 1713. died near Middle Spring, A 
death there were eighteen cabins in the new 1701). sou >^i Hugh Rippev, 
town afterward called Shippensburg, but came to Shippensburg with his father, 
the hamlet was then without a name. We Hugh, in 1732-33 when lie was only twentv 
have no means of knowing where Hugh years old. Of his occupation in his 
Rippey's house stood. It was probably on years nothing is known, but later • 
one of the lots for which his son Samuel he became a fanner, purchasing the farm 
received deeds from Edward Sbippen, in that was owned by Rev. John Blair, when 
J 703. That he prospered is evident from he was pastor of the Middle Spring Pres- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 53 

byterian Church. Mr. Blair's warrant for (IV) WILLIAM RIPPEY (born at 

this tract, which contained 212 acres, was Shippensburg in 1741, died Sept. 22, 1819), 

dated Oct. 5. 1743. It was situated adja- son of Samuel and Rachel (Armstrong) 
cent to the church, in what is now South- Rippey, engaged in the hotel bu-mess at 
ampton township, Franklin county. Mr. Shippensburg soon after the close of the 
Rippey bought it about the time of the out- French and Indian wars. The first men- 
break of the French and Indian war. He tion of this tavern that was preserved was 
lived on it during the rest of his life. The in a diary of David Brown, who visited 
loss of the early records of Middle Spring the Cumberland Valley in the spring of 
Church deprives us of much information 1769. and lodged at William Rippey's "on 
concerning him, but it is clear that he was the run" on the night of the 27th of April. 
a worshipper there from the time of the His house was known as the "Branch Inn." 
erection of the first log meeting-house; he and was kept by him until his death. It be- 
was a subscriber to the building fund of the came a famous hostelry and had many dis- 
old stone church, in 1781. He was buried tinguished guests. President Washington 
in the Lower Graveyard. His name appears ate his Sunday dinner at Rippey's Oct. 12, 
on the list of original purchasers of lots in 1794. when on his way to western Penn- 
Shippensburg from Edward Shippen. his sylvania to quell the "Whisky Insurrec- 
deeds being for Nos. ioo, 101, 103 and tion." No tavern of the early days is more 
109. There is some uncertainty in regard frequently referred to in the diaries and 
to Mr. Rippey's marriage or marriages. A journals of travelers. At the outbreak of 
well defined tradition that has been per- the Revolution Mr. Rippey proved an earn- 
petuated in the Christian names of a num- est and active patriot. He raised a company 
ber of his descendants is that his wife was of volunteers in the neighborhood of Ship- 
a sister of Col. John Armstrong, the hero pensburg and Middle Spring, of which he 
of Kittanning. In his will he mentioned was commissioned captain, Jan. 9. 1776. 
his wife, Rachel, who survived him. Ac- This company was attached to the 6th Penn- 
cording to a genealogy prepared by the late sylvania Battalion. Col. William Irvine, and 
Hon. John McCurdy, of Shippensburg. he served in the second Canada expedition, 
married Jane Grabil Allen. If this is cor- The regiment left Carlisle on the 2 
rect she must have been his first wife, ami March, with an aggregate of 741. Capt. 
the name of his second wife Rachel Arm- Rippey's company comprising 03 
strong. Samuel and Rachel Rippey had is- and men. Col. Irvine's battalion marched 
suc ^ first to New York City, where it served 

1. William (IV). under Gen. Greene, during the month of 

2. Elijah (V). April, but on the lotli of May it was at 

3. Samuf.L (VI). Albany, and it started for Lake Champlain 

4. Jant married James Finley (died on the 13th, passing Pake George 
in Greene township in 1812). and bad is- 24th, and arriving at St John's on t 

sue: Samuel, John, James. William, Eliza- On the 6th of June the 6th Battalion, with 
beth (married Stephen Duncan), Isabel Wayne's and part oi St. Clair's, was or- 
(married James Galbraith), Mary (married dered to attack the enemy at Three Ri\er>. 
Joseph Culbertson) and Jane (married Sam- It was intended to make the attack at dav- 
ucl A. Rippey). break on the 8th. but the guides proved 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



faithless and conducted the little army into 
a swamp instead of to the town. The ex- 
pedition proved disastrous, and it was said 
that Capt. Rippey, with Gen. William 
Thompson, who was in command, and Col. 
Irvine, was among' the prisoners on that 
occasion, but the statement is inaccurate. 
It was on the 21st of June, while on a fish- 
ing excursion from Isle aux Noix, that he 
was captured by a party of Indians, who 
had observed and followed the fishermen. 
While they were at a house drinking spruce 
beer the Indians surrounded them, and be- 
ing unarmed they fell an easy prey to the 
savages. Capt. Adams, Ensign Culbertson 
and two privates were killed and scalped 
and the others of the fishing party were 
made prisoners, but a detachment from the 
camp coming to their relief Capt. Rippey 
and Ensign Lusk succeeded in making their 
escape. After spending the winter on the 
Canada frontier the regiment came home, 
reaching Carlisle March 15, 1777. It was 
then reorganized, becoming the 7th Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Line, but Capt. Rippey 
retired. He was afterward appointed sher- 
iff of Cumberland county, and he was twice 
coroner, 1778-79. and 1781-83. Capt. Rip- 
pey married (first) Margaret Finley and 
(second) Elizabeth McCraken, who sur- 
vived him. He had issue : 

1. Ruth (died before her father) mar- 
ried Dec. 9, 1791. Joseph Duncan, and had 
issue: William Rippey, John, Daniel. Mar- 
garet Chambers and Jane Stewart. 

2. Samuel A. married Jane Finlev. 
(laughter of James and Jane | Rippey) Fin- 
ley, and they had a son, William. 

3. ISABELLA married Joseph Kerr: 
they had a son. William. 

4. Jane married Dr. Alexander Stew- 
art (VII). 

5. Catharine married John Raum; 
they had a son, William, a physician. 



Sam i- f.i. (IX). 
Thompson died unmarried. 
Isabel died unmarried, fan. 



6. Jons C. became a physician. 

7. Margaret (born in 1768, died L 
4, iS-?o_) married Joseph Chambers, . 

est son of Col. Benjamin Chambei 
founder of Chambcrsburg; they had ont 
daughter, Margaret, who married Rev. 
John McKnight, the younger. 

8. William (VIII). 

(V) ELIJAH RIPPEY .died in 
1794), son of Samuel and Rachel 
strong) Rippey. was a lifelong resid 
Shippensburg. He married Eh. 
Thompson (died July 13. i8»< 

sister. Nancy, was the wife of James 
I'iper. Elijah and Elizabeth Rippey 
issue : 
I. 

3- 
1859. 

(VI) SAMUEL RIPPEY (born at 
Shippensburg. died May 6, 1804), son of 
Samuel and Rachel (Armstrong) Rippey. 
owned a tannery at Shippensburg. which he 
conducted for many years. He was ill act- 
ive service in Octi her. 1777. as a private 
in Capt. Alexander Peebles' company • f 
Col. Samuel Lyons marching regiment. 
Besides his tanyard Mr. Rippey owned a 
tine stoi K - mansion house, in Shippens 

and at his deatii he had three farms — 
one ^u the Ml. Rock road, one or 
Pittsburg road, and one. which lie 
in common with Judge Yeates, near Rox- 
bury, on tin- road to Strasburg. Mr. Rip- 
pey married Mary Finley 1 duV. ;;'. 
daughter of John and Mary Finley. of Le:- 
tcrkenny township, and. they had 

1. John (X). 
Armstrong. 

3. Isabella married William I 
they h.nl issue. Harriet. L..' Mary 

Finley. 

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5. I Iarkiet 1 married June 20, 1819, 
Thomas Jacobs. 

6. Mary married George Hamill 
(XI). 

7. ELIZABETH married Hugh Smith ; 
they had a daughter. Jean. 

(VII) JANE RIPPEY, daughter of 
Capt. William Rippey, married Nov. 17, 
1 801, Dr. Alexander Stewart (born in Lan- 
caster county, died in 1830), who began 
the practice of his profession at Shippens- 
btirg in 1795. and pursued it steadily until 
his death. Dr. Alexander and Jane Stew- 
art had issue : 

1. William Rippey (XII). 

2. Margaret Ann married Hugh 
Long. 

3. Henry Augustus. 

4. Isabella married Jacob Clippinger. 

5. Alexander Scott. 

6. James Morrison. 

7. John Raum. 

8. Juliana Duncan (born May 29, 
1817, died July 24, 1901 ), married July 9, 
1833, J ose P n Mifflin (born at Burlington 
N. J., July 9, [812 died Feb. 18. 1885"), 
son of Joseph and Martha (Houston) 
Mifflin, of one of the oldest and most dis- 
tinguished families in Pennsylvania. Mrs. 
Mifllm was noted for her lively and cheer- 
ful disposition and her great interest in peo- 
ple and affairs until the close of her life. 
The) had nine sons and five daughters, in- 
cluding lames Arthur, who was accident- 
ally drowned while serving in the Civil war: 
Alexander Stewart, deceased, who served 
through the Civil war; Debbie, deceased: 
Joseph; William Stewart; Martha, Mrs. 
David Timmins; and Mrs. William E. 
Shappley. 

9. Samuel. 

(VIII) WILLIAM RIPPEY (died in 
1821 ), youngesl son of Capt. William Rip- 
pey, was a county commissioner of Frank- 



lin county, i8i8-2t. He married Lucy 
Piper ; they had issue : 

1. Allen married Catharine Duncan, 
and had issue: William married Rebecca 
Starvalient ; Duncan married Elizabeth 
Watts; Elizabeth married Joseph Bender; 
Sarah married Peter Dock: Joseph married 
Mary St. Clair; Sue married Rev. Thomas 
Dougherty. 

2. Washington married Nancy Wolf. 

3. Lucy Ann married J. W> !:':;. 

4. Julia married J. Immel. 

5. Isabel. 

6. Mary. 

(IX) SAMUEL RIPPEY (died April 
8. 1829), son of Elijah and Elizabeth 
(Thompson) Rippey. was a tanner. He 
married Jane Falkner (born in 1 791 . died 
March 4, 1857), daughter of John and 
Jane Falkner, and they had issue : 

1. Elijah, born Sept. >. 181 1, 
was drowned in October, 1830. 

2. Elizabeth Ann. born Dec. 12, 
1813, died unmarried, June 21, 1830. 

3. Mary Jane married John McCurdy 
(XIII). 

4. John Thompson (XIV). 

5. IsAP.EL, born Nov. 7. 1818, died un- 
married Jan. 1 1, 1858. 

6. Samuel died unmarried. June 19, 
[855. 

(X) JOHN RIPPEY, son of Samuel 
and Mary 1 Finley) Rippey. 

known as Col. John Rippey. was a promi- 
nent man in the community in which be 
was born and lived. He married Mary- 
Piper. They had issue : 

1. Samuel died unmarried. 

2. Elizabeth Ann married William 
Fletcher. 

3. LuciKDA married Samuel Allen. 

4. Margaret married W. D 

=;. SARAH died before her father. 



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(XI) MARY RIPPEY, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary (Finley) Rippey, mar- 
ried Aug. 6, 1812, George Hamill (born in 
1773, died Nov. 6, 1849), son OI Robert 
Hamill, who came from the North of Ire- 
land and died at Shippensburg about 1780. 
He was for many years a prominent busi- 
ness man and leading citizen of Shippens- 
burg. lie was appointed by President John 
Adams second lieutenant, 19th Inf., U. S. 
A., July 10, 1799. This was at the time 
when a war with France was impending 
and preparations were making to resist 
French aggressions. Under Jefferson's sec- 
ond administration, when our relations with 
Great Britain were strained to a point that 
rendered war imminent, he was a captain in 
the 5th Regiment, U. S. Inf., and he was 
directed, May 23, 1S08, by Gen. Henry 
Dearborn, Secretary of War, to recruit a 
company of fifty men, and instructed to 
"establish a daily practice of learning the 
recruits the position of a soldier, the fac- 
ings, wheelings and marching, until you 
shall receive more particular instructions in 
relation to the drill generally." The com- 
pany was fully organized and equipped, as 
appears from a letter dated Nov. 3, 1808, 
from Callender Irvine, Superintendent of 
Military Stores at Philadelphia, by which he 
was informed that the balance of the an- 
nual supply of clothing for his company 
had been forwarded to Carlisle by direction 
of Gen. Wilkinson. George and Mary 
Hamill had issue: 

1. CHARLOTTE married John Taylor. 

2. Elizabeth married Dr, Alexander 
Stewart (XV). 

3. Gicoiun; Washington died unmar- 
ried, in 184S. 

4. Mary died unmarried, in 1846, 

5. Samuel Rippey practiced law at 

Sullivan. Ind. He married Martha Wood. 
sister of Surgeon General Wood. (J. S. A., 



and left three sons and three daughters, 
Samuel R., Charles, Carson, Augustus, 
Frances and Elizabeth. Two of the 
Samuel R. and Carbon, are practicing law 
at Terre Haute, Ind.; Charles is..a met 
111 the same place; Augusta married Rev. 
F. A. Abbey; Elizabeth, married Harry 
E. Baker, a lawyer, of Terre Haute. 

6. John, born in 1823, died at Ship- 
pensburg, Feb. 9, 1848. 

7. James practiced medicine for many 
years at Newark, Ohio, and died there, 
leaving one son. James, residing in Newark. 

8. Rorert Kearney died unmarried, 
at Sullivan, Indiana. 

9. Elliott J. 

I XII) WILLIAM RIPPEY STEW- 
ART (born near Shippensburg. Sept. 29, 
1802, died at York Springs, March 9, 
1867), son of Dr. Alexander and Jane 
(Rippey) Stewart, studied medicine 
began the practice of his profession at L'p- 
per Strasburg. In 1827 he removt ' 
York Springs. Adams Co.. Pa., where he 
remained in successful practice until his 
death. Dr. Stewart married April 5. [827, 
Diana McKinnev (born June 25, 1S08, 
died Jan. 17, 1803L daughter of Da\ 
and Eleanor (Quigley) McKinnev. the 
former of whom was a justice of the peace. 
and owned and conducted the "Upper H >- 
tel" at Strasburg for many years Dr. Will- 
iam R. and Diana i McKinnev) Stewart had 
issue : 

1. Mary Jane (born June 21, 
married Rev. William A. McKee. and 
issue: Dr, Edward McKee and Nina (mar- 
ried George Monroe, who had issue: 
Eleanor Rippey and James Stewart). 

2. Eleanor Isabella Virginia, Nth 
June i). 1832. died March 5, 1898. 

3. Catharine Rippey Raum, w..s 
born Aug 9, 1834 

4. W11 1.1 \m Warren ( XVI). 



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5. Liberty McCrea, horn Aug. 16, 
1838, married Dr. James S. Rutter. 

6. David McKinney was born Aug. 
7, 1840. 

7. Robert Montgomery, born Nov. 
21, 1844, married Mary Cole. 

8. Sarah Hannah was born Nov. 6, 
1846. 

(XIII) MARY JANE RIPPEY( born 
July 8, 1816, died Nov. 20, 1853), daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Jane (Falkner) Rippey, 
married March 14, 1843, J°h n McCurdy 
(born June 24, 1S11, died March 2, 1880), 
son of Samuel McCurdy (born 1780, died 
Jan. ii, 1852) and Sarah Martin, who lived 
near Bushmills, County Londonderry, Ire- 
land, of which their son John was a native. 
He emigrated to Pennsylvania and settled 
at Shippensburg, where he became a lead- 
ing man in the community and at one time 
conducted the Shippensburg News. He 
was a fluent writer and wrote many valu- 
able articles relating to the early history of 
Shippensburg and its neighborhood. John 
and Mary J. (Rippey) McCurdy had issue: 

1. Samuel Lycurgus, born Jan. 22, 
1844, died April 26, 1864. 

2. Laura Bell, born May 31, 1847, 
died Jan. 19, 188S. 

3. Delia Bell, born May 31, 1847, 
died July 11, 1851. 

4. Horace Greeley, born April 23, 
1853, died Doc. 28, 1S78. 

"(XIV) JOHN THOMPSON RIP- 
PEY (bom Dec. 23, 1820, died Feb. 28, 
1889), son of Samuel and Jane (Falkner) 
Rippey, married Nov. 24, 1S44, Mary Jane 
Douavin (born Dec. 29, 1825), daughter 
of Levi Kirkwood and Mary (McConnell) 
Donavin. They bad issue: 

1. Ada was burn Aug. jo. 1846. 

2. Myra, born March 10, i8.p). mar- 
vied May U), 1878. Watson R. Sadler, of 



Adams county. They had issue: Isaac 
Lewis born Sept. 10, 1880; Rippey, June 
8, 1882; Mary Ada, Feb. 26, 1884; Isabel 
Trimble, Dec. 27, 1886; Gill>ert Hastings, 
Jan. 7, 1889; and Richard Watson, Nov. 27, 
1890. 

3. Elizabeth Ann, born March 5, 
1851, married March 28, 1872. E. \V. Hast- 
ing* (died Jan. 30. 1902), and had issue: 
Mary Mellicent, born May 23, 1873. died 
June 21, 1S89. Mrs. Hastings is in the 
Philippines. 

4. Thompson born Feb. 19, 1853, 
married (first) Mary Robbins, and had is- 
sue : Joseph Francis, born at Delaware, 
Ohio, who married and has a son, Rippey, 
born March 16, 1899. Mr. Rippey mar- 
ried (second) in August, 1S68, Grace 
Lourier. 

5. Otho Boswei.l Tippet, born June 
19, 1855, died Dec. 19, 1855. 

6. Mary Jane, born Nov. 29. 1856, 
married Sept. 10. 1878. H. O. S. Hiestand, 
Major U. S. A., serving in the Philippines. 

7. Nora, born May 6. 1859, 'lied Jan. 
29, 1S93, married (first) June 15. i88o, 
Matthew Gilbert Higgins. born June 24, 
185 1, diet! Nov. 30, 1881 : (second) George 
Almy, and had issue: Mary Hiestand. born 
Ian. 17, 1803. who died the same day. 

8. Sarah Bell born July n. if 
married Aug. S. 1883, G. A. Kolbe, and 
had issue: Mary Thompson, lx->rn July 18, 
r886; Florence Sheldon, April 11. 1894 
(died the same day) : Henrietta lane 

29. 1895 (died the same day) : James Rip- 
pey, Sept. 3. 1S07. and Henry Hiestand, 
Feb. 16, 1800. 

<). Jennie, bom Jan. 7. 1864. married 
Oct. 5. 1882. Raymond F. Shearer, ^i Car- 
lisle and had issue : Raymond Eli. bom 
March 6. 1884: Mary Hiestand. April 13. 
1887; Rippey. June 1. 1889; Rachel \\ 



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Sept. 13 1893; Robert Pattison, July 27. 
1896; Myra Saddler, Oct. -7, 1899, and 
Kirkwood Donavin, May 5. 1902. 

(XV) ALEXANDER STEWART 
(born in Frederick county, Md.. Sept. 28. 
1809, died Jan. 5, 1894) was a son of John 
and Rosanna (Sheeler) Stewart, natives of 
Maryland, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. John 
was the only son of Alexander Stewart, 
who emigrated from County Antrim in 
1773, and settled in Frederick county, Md., 
and was a successful farmer and business 
man. Alexander Stewart, son of John, was 
educated at Mount St. Mary's College, and 
at the age of nineteen began the study of 
medicine at Emmitsburg. lie was grad- 
uated M. D. at Washington Medical Col- 
lege, Baltimore, in 1831. Soon after re- 
ceiving his degree he came to Shippens- 
b'urg, where he was in active practice for 
nearly half a century. He was a skillful 
physician and enjoyed an extensive prac- 
tice. To his medical skiil he added an 
agreeable personality and was always held 
in affectionate professional and personal re- 
gard by his neighbors in Shippensburg and 
the surrounding country. In many cases 
lie served the same family through success 
ive generations. Late in life he relinquished 
all business cares except the presidency of 
the First National • Bank of Shippensburg, 
of which he was the first president. 

Dr. Stewart married (first), in 1832, 
Margaret Grabill, of Frederick county. Md.. 
who died in May, 1833. without issue; 
(second), in 1830, Elizabeth Hainill (born 
May 13, 1813. died April 22. 1853), daugh- 
ter of Capt. George and Mary (Rippey) 
Hamill, and had is^ue : 

1. George Hamill (XVII). 

2. John (XVIII). 

3. Alexander (XIX). 

.}. Robert Cociikan (bom Dec. 0. 
1850, died Feb. 10, 1899) was a physician 



and practiced his profession at Sir; 
burg. He was graduated at the Medic 
Department of the University of Pei 
vania, in 1872. and succeeded to his fat 
practice. 

5. Mary Augusta (born D< 
died Dec. 3, 1900) married Dec. 27 
James E. McLean 1 born Dec. n. :- 
died Aug. 3, 1895), son of William Mc- 
Lean, of Shippensburg. 

6. Charlotte Louisa married 
II. Craig; they had issue: Augusta S 
Helen. 

Dr. Stewart married (third), ii 
Eunice G. Wilson (born at Chester. \'t . 
April 2T,, 1822. died at Shippensburg. Tune 
5. 1901), who came of sturdy New 
land ancestry, and was an educated and ac- 
complished lady. In her young « 1 
she engaged in teaching in Texa<. There 
were no children by this marr:. 

I XVI) W I L L I A M WARREN 
STEWART (born Aug. 8. 1836). - 
Dr. William Rippey and Diana t M 
ney) Stewart, was educated at tl • 
land Valley Institute and at the 
Academy, Shirleysburg. At the latter in- 
stitution he gave much attenti 
study of mathematics and civil ei 1 
with the intention of becoming a civil en- 
engineer. In 1857 he became a 1 a 
a corps of United States eng ne rs, ei _ - 
in the survey of government land* in Ne- 
braska. In 1850 he returned to his 
home in York Springs. Adams 
and shortly afterward obtained et 
with the Adams Express Company at 
timore. At the outhreak of the Civil war 
he returned to York Springs. In June. 
1861, he enlisted in Company K. 1st Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Reserves, and '.•.•• 
riving in camp at West Chester. Pa 
weeks later, was made first scrgcanl ■ 
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lie was made first lieutenant of Company 
K, an<l was made adjutant of the regiment 
in November, 1861, and promoted to cap- 
tain, June 30, 1862. At Charles City Cross 
Roads, during the seven days' battle of the 
peninsula, he was wounded by a minie ball 
through the left thigh. After being con- 
fined in Libby prison until September lie 
was paroled, and when his exchange was 
effected he took command of his company. 
On March I, 1863, he was made lieutenant- 
colonel of his regiment, which at that time 
was a part of the 22d Army Corps, in Fair- 
fax county, Va. He was made brevet 
colonel and brevet brigadier-general, March 
13, 1865. His first brevet was for gallant 
conduct in the battles of the Wilderness 
and Spottsylvania Court House. He was 
mustered out with his regiment, June 13, 
1864. Gen. Stewart was engaged in many 
battles, including Drainesville, Hawkshurst 
Mills. Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Charles 
City Cross Roads, Fredericksburg, New 
Hope Church. Mine Run. Rappahannock 
Station. Spottsylvania Court House, the 
Wilderness. North Anna. Pamunkey River, 
Cold Harbor, l'.ethesda and Gettysburg, lie 
was slightly wounded in the side by a piece 
of shell at North Anna. At Gettysburg 
Colonel Stewart came on the battleground 
with his regiment early in the morning of 
the second da\ having marched thirty-five 
miles the clay previous. The regiment oc- 
cupied Little Round Top, and was in the 
charge that recovered the ground lost by 
the 1st and 2d Divisions of the 5th Corps. 
He had charge of the skirmishers that aft- 
ernoon and night, and continued on duty 
until the charge ^i\ his brigade r>n the third 
day thai was personally ordered by Gen. 
Meade. The brigade lay on the battlefield 
that night, making forty two hours ^i sen 
ice without rest. Col. Stewart was com- 
missioned colonel of the lo.'d Regiment, 



P. V., March 15, 1865, and with his regi- 
ment participated in the campaign against 
Richmond and later was in some of the 
skirmishes in the Shenandoah Valley. Part 
of the time he was in command of the 
3d Brigade, 2d Division, Army of the 
Shenandoah. After the surrender 
Gen. Lee he had. as brigade com- 
mander, charge of the post at Staunton. 
Va., which embraced Harrisonburg and 
Lexington. In July. 1865. be was assigned 
to command the post at Harper's Ferrv. 
and was mustered out Aug. 24, 1865. His 
brevet as a brigadier-general was for gal- 
lant conduct at North Anna River. He was 
one of the very few soldiers of the Union 
who entered the service as a private in 
and came out a brigadier-general in 1865. 

After the Civil war he returned to York 
Springs, where he resumed his professi n 
as a civil engineer. In 1S7S he cai 
Chanibcrsburg. where he built the Mont Alto 
railroad, serving the Cumberland Valley 
railroad as an engineer until 1881, when 
he entered the service of the Pittsburg e'e 
Atlantic Railroad Co. He was afterward 
engaged with the Pittsburg, Bradford .v 
Buffalo Railroad Co., and built the Stew- 
artstown railroad, in York county, in 1884. 
He then went to Richmond, Va., where he 
was engaged in engineering work for the 
United States Government at the Nai 
Cemetery. In 1888 he returned to the Cum- 
berland Valley Railroad Co., 10 take cl 
of the line from Martinshurg. W. Y 
Winchester. Va. Later he served with the 
Lehigh Valley Railroad, on the Schuylkill 
Valley division. In 1890 he came hack to 
Chambersburg and took charge of a field 
corps. 1L became supervisor oi the Cum- 
berland Valley tracks in 1892. a p 
he has since held. In politics he i- a Re- 
publican, and a Presbyterian in religion. 
Gen. Stewart has never married. 



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BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



(XVII) GEORGE HAMILL STEW- 
ART (bom at Shippensburg Dec. 29, 
,1837), son of Dr. Alexander and Elizabeth 

(Hamill) Stewart, was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of his native town and at Miln- 
wood Academy, Shade Gap, Hunting-don 
county. As a youth he felt a strong desire 
to become a business man, and embarked 
in his first important venture in 1857, before 
he was twenty years of age. This was in 
the mercantile business at Shippensburg. 
in which he continued until 1868, with more 
than average success. During this period 
he also became interested in buying anil sell- 
ing real estate and the tanning of leather. 
In 1869 be engaged in the grain and for- 
warding business at Shippensburg, however 
■still continuing his real-estate transactions, 
which arc very extensive, be being the owner 
of a large number of the finest and most 
productive farms in the beautiful Cumber- 
land Valley, all of which he has brought to 
a high state of cultivation. He has other 
'large interests in and outside of Shippens- 
burg. He is president of the Valley Na- 
tional Rank at Chambersburg and has been 
since its organization in 1890; president of 
the board of trustees of the Cumberland 
Valley State Normal School ; treasurer of 
Wilson College; director in the Cumber- 
land Valley Railroad ; director in the first 
National Bank of Shippensburg and the 
Tanners Trust Company of Carlisle, as well 
as many other positions of trust and confi- 
dence. He is a thorough business man. a 
generous and courteous gentleman, and a 
liberal contributor to mora! and religious 
•enterprises. Mr. Stewart married (first), 
Nov. 22, iSoj. Mary C. Mel. can (born Jan. 
13. 1838. died May 24, 1884). daughter of 
William McLean, oi Shippensburg; there 
was no issue. He married (second 1 ). Feb. 
23. 1887, Ella J. Snodgrass (bom Oct. 16, 



1850). daughter of Robert and Mary 
(Burr) Snodgrass; they have issue: 

1. George Hamill, born Jan. 28, 
1888, a student at Mercersburg Academy; 

2. Alexander, born Oct. 25, 
(XVIII) JOHN STEWART (born at 

Shippensburg. Nov. 4, 1839). son 
Alexander and Elizabeth (Hamill) Si 
art, received his elementary education 
schools of his native town and at Mill 
Academy, Shade Cap. and was gi 
at Princeton College in 1857. After leav- 
ing college he studied law in the office of 
Judge Frederick Watts, at Carlisle, and 
was admitted to the Cumberland County 
Bar in November, i860. Choosing Cham- 
bersburg as his future home, he was 
mitted to the Franklin County Bar Jan. 
23, 1861. and at once entered upon 
the practice of his profession. His practice 
was interrupted by the exigencies of the 
Civil war, and he was mustered inl 
service of the United States as first lieu- 
tenant of Company A. 126th Reg 
P. V., Aug. 11. 1862. and promoted to be 
adjutant of the regiment. Aug. 15. 
Later on he became mustering 
his division in the Fifth Army Corp-, in 
which capacity he served until the batl 
Chancellorsville, in which he resumed his 
duties as adjutant and was mustered out 
with his regiment. May 20, 1S63. After 
his return to civil life be devoted himseli 
entirely to the practice of his profess 
first in association with Col. A. K. McClure. 
and later with Col. Thomas B. Kennedy, 
the firm of Kennedy & Stewart : 
for more than twenty years. He was 
successful and prominent in his profes 
and. until his election to the Bench. 
manderl a large and lucrative practice. He 
has always been a Republican in p 
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political independence of party dictation. 
He was a delegate to the Republican Na- 
tional Convention at Baltimore, in 1863, 
which nominated President Lincoln for a 
second term. He represented the 19th Sen- 
ate District in the Pennsylvania Constitu- 
tional Convention, which framed the con- 
stitution of 1874. In 1868 he was chosen 
a Presidential elector on the occasion of 
Gen. Grant's first election as President, and 
he was again a delegate to the Republican 
National Convention of 187C, at Cincin- 
nati, which nominated President Hayes. He 
represented the district comprising the coun- 
ties of Franklin and Huntingdon in the 
State Senate, 1881-84. During his service 
in the State Senate serious difficulties arose 
in the Republican party of Pennsylvania in 
regard to party policies. Senator Stewart 
took a bold and independent course in these 
differences, and in 1882, in consequence of 
the division in the party, he became the In- 
dependent Republican candidate for Gov- 
ernor against Gen. James A. Beaver, who 
was defeated in the triangular contest of 
that year. In 1884 he was again a delegate 
to the Republican National Convention, at 
Chicago, which nominated James G. Blaine 
for President, and was chairman of the 
Pennsylvania delegation. In 188S, he was 
elected President Judge of the 39th judicial 
District, and he was re-elected in 1898. His 
course on the Bench has been characterized 
by legal acumen, judicial fairness and inde- 
pendence, and unquestioned integrity. The 
rulings of few judges of the courts of Com- 
mon Pleas of Pennsylvania have been so 
seldom reversed by the Superior and Su- 
preme courts. 

Having been appointed by Gov. Penny- 
packer a Justice of the Supreme Court of 
Pennsylvania, to succeed Justice Dean. Judge 
Stewart resigned from the Common Pleas 
Bench June 21, loos', and took bis seat in 



the highest court in the State on the follow- 
ing day. He has been nominated by the 
Republican State Committee for a full term, 
with every prospect that he will receive the 
indorsement of the Democratic State Con- 
vention as well. Tin.-, makes a record that is 
unique in the history of the Supreme Court 
of Pennsylvania. 

Apart from his judicial duties Judge 
Stewart takes an active interest in all mat- 
ters pertaining to the well-being of the 
county and the county seat. He is a mem- 
ber of Housum Post. No. 309. G. A. R.^ 
and has frequently addressed the members 
of the post. He is a trustee of Wilson 
College for Women, and has always been 
active in promoting the prosperity of the 
college. He is a member of the Scotch 
Irish Society of Pennsylvania, of the Society 
of the Scotch-Irish in America, and of the 
Kittochtinny Historical Society, of Cham- 
bersburg. He was president of the Scotch- 
Irish Congress held in Chamt>ersburg iit 
1901, and served for five years as the first 
president of the Kittochtinny Society. The 
degree of LL. D. was conferred ui*^n him 
by Franklin and Marshall College in June, 
1903. Judge Stewart married Jane II 
Larmour, daughter oi Samuel P.. and Anna 
(Worrall) Larmour, of Alexandria. Y.i. : 
they had five daughters. Mary Larmour. 
Anna Worrall, Elizabeth Keith. Janet 
Holmes and Helen Montgomery: and one 
son, the subject of the following sketch: 

Alexander Stewart (born at Cham- 
hcrsburg. Feb. 7. 1866, died Jan. S. 1 895) 
was educated at the Chambersburg Acad- 
emy and prepared for college at York. He 
was graduated at Princeton University in 
1 886. After leaving college he studied law 
with bis father and was admitted to the 
Franklin County Bar April 23. 18SS He 
was a young man oi unusual talent and soon 
became counsel for the Cumberland V 



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Railroad Co. and the National Bank of 
Chambersburg. When Judge Watson 
Rowe retired from the Bench Mr. Stewart 
became the junior partner in the law firm 
of Rowe & Stewart. In his brief career 
at the Bar he was soon recognized as one 
of its leaders, and as a lawyer he had a 
brilliant future that was cut short by his 
early death. He was a man of sturdy, ro- 
bust frame, upright, gentle, earnest and 
honorable. He was a member of the Whig 
Club of Princeton and of the University 
Club of Philadelphia. 

(XIX) ALEXANDER STEWART 
( bom at Shippensburg Sept. 17, 1843), 
son of Dr. Alexander and Elizabeth 
(Hamill) Stewart, received his education 
in the public schools of his native town. 
When only seventeen years old he enlisted 
in Co. D, 130th Regt., P. V., for the nine 
months service, and participated in the bat- 
tles of Antietam and Fredericksburg and 
other engagements. He was in the battle 
of Antietam on his birthday. He again 
entered the service as 1st lieutenant of 
Co. K, 201 st Regt.. P. V., Aug. 28, 1864, 
and was mustered out June 21, 1865. After 
the war Mr. Stewart went to Colorado, 
where he remained three years engaged in 
the transportation of freight over the Plains. 
As this was before the era of railroads in 
that part of the country the hardships of 
his life in the Far West were very gTeat. 
When he returned to Shippensburg he en- 
gaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1874 he 
removed to Scotland, where he still resides. 
1 le conducts a large business in the purchase 
and sale of grain, and gives much atten- 
tion to farming. Mr. Stewart attributes 
his success in life to hard work and close 
attention to business, lie has always been 
an active Republican. He was chairman 
of the Franklin County Republican Com 
mittee, 1807 oa He was elected a member 



of the State Senate in 1900, and in !>,,■ 
was renominated for and re-elected I 
body, for a term of four years, He 
charter member of Housum Po>t X 
G. A. R., and in 1865 joined the M 
fraternity at Shippensburg. uniting 
Lodge No. 315. Mr. Stewart married. 
1877, Nancy Elizabeth Hay- (died J 
1897), daughter of Dr. Robert C. 
Christiana (Snively) Hays, of Sin; 
burg; they had no issue. 

ADAM CARL, M. D. .deceased), was 
1 >ne of the old and most honored citizens of 
Greencastle. He was born Dec. 16, 
at Hanover, York Co., Pa 
and Catherine ( Diller) Carl, the formei 
tiveof York county and the latte: 
Cumberland county. The father, who was a 
farmer, died in York county while .'. 
was quite young, and he was taken I 
brother, with whom he lived. He acquired 
his literary education in the 
of Hanover, and then became a clerk in an 
apothecary store in Carlisle. In the 1 
while he had become interested in medicine 
and decided to adopt that profession . - 
lite work. When twenty-four years 
he became a student of Dr. J. Henry \ 
of Baltimore, w ho was 
ory and practice of medicine in Washii 
Medical College, Baltimore. Md., fi 
he was graduated in March. 1829 
came to Greencastle in 1825, and >t.. 
drug stoi e the same y< 
street. For fifty-eight yeai 
staut practice, but the last tew y< 
lite he attended only special c- - 
friends, and he was frequently 1 
consultation. In May, 1825, Dr. Carl 
ried Anne Marie Michael, a native ^i Han- 
over, daughter of John and Catherine 
(Bcltr) Michael. By this union there were 
seven children : 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. O3 

1. William M., born May 22, 1826, 1870. until his death, which occurred in 
died aged forty-seven years. 1887. He was one of the ardent Repub- 

2. John, burn Feb. 19, 1S28, is men- licans of his locality ami took a deep interest 
tioned below. in local matters, filling a number of the ljor- 

3. Geokgk Davidson was born June 15, ough offices. At the time of his death he 
1830. was a director in the First National Bank of 

4. Charles 1L, burn June 5, 1832, Greencastle. 

died at the age of three. John Carl married Martha Ritchey Win- 

5. Navikk BlCH at, born Dec. 19, 1836, gard, daughter of John and Lydia (Stahl) 
•died when one year old. Wingard. She was born in Antrim town- 

6. Henrietta J., was born April 11, ship, in September, 1830, and still sur 
1838. They had a family of ten children, of 

7. Mary ELLEN, born March 1, 1843, whom the first three were sons who died 
married Dr. F. A. Bushey. in infancy. 

Dr. Carl, after the death of his first wife, 4. Charles B. is mentioned below. 

July 6, 1848, married in 1849, Mrs. Susan 5. John Adams is burgess of Greer.- 

Moore, her sister, and she died in 1874. Dr. castle. 

Carl was a member of the Lutheran Church (>. F. Dorsey is postmaster at Green- 

of Greencastle. He served his church as castle. 

deacon for several years, and as an elder for 7. Pitt F., is a stationer and telegraph 

over fifty years. operator. 

The Doctor lived in Greencastle during 8. Eugenia is unmarried, 
the invasion of the State by Lee. and on the 9. Mary E. is unmarried. 
enemy's retreat to Virginia treated many of 10. Carrie A. is unmarried, 
their wounded while the army was passing CHARLES B. CARL, the subject 
through Greencastle. When he first settled proper ^i this sketch, and a prominent resi- 
in Greencastle he had a large practice, ex- dent of Greencastle, was educated in the pub- 
tending over fifteen miles in all directions lie schools of Greencastle and under private 
from the city, ami all of his visits were made tutors. At the age of fourteen years he en- 
011 horseback, lie lived to the extreme old tered the drug store of his uncle William and 
age of ninety years and four months, his there learned the drug business. Tl 
death occurring in April. 1S01. Being en- was founded by his grandfather, the la- 
dowed with .1 kindly, generous nature, no niented Dr. Carl. Upon the death of Will- 
matter who called upon iuin for attendance iani M. Carl. Dr. Carl again assumed charge 
he responded. Perhaps those whom he at- of affairs, and Charles !'. Carl remained in 
tended gratuitously exceeded his paying pa- the establishment until 1878. when ' 
tients. to Philadelphia, Pa., and secured a • 

JOHN CARL, second child oi Dr. Carl, in the laboratory of a pharmaceutical 

bom Feb. 10. 1828, became a fanner in early ,\t the same tune lie attended the !'. 

life, but later engaged in mercantile pur- phia College oi Pharmacy, from which he 

suits. His education was gained in the pub- was graduated in the spring of 1880 He 

lie schools of Greencastle. where lie was horn then returned to Greencastle and accepted a 

and reared. He continued in his shoe and position in the Carl drug store, bv this time 

hat business, established in Greencastle in owned by Dr. F. A. Bushey. an uu< 



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Carl conducting it for the owner until 1889, 
when he purchased the store, which he lias 
conducted ever since as his own property. 
He remained at the old stand until 1891, 
when he removed the business to his pres- 
ent location, where he is to be found suc- 
cessfully carrying on the house founded by 
his grandfather, and conducted by some 
member of the family continuously from 
that time. Mr. Carl has ably filled the posi- 
tion of notary public since 1887. In poli- 
tics he is a very stanch Republican, but he 
has never sought office, his business affairs 
occupying so much of his attention. 

The first wife of Mr. Carl was Sallie G. 
1'ensinger, only daughter of Jacob and Isa- 
bella B. (Rupley) Pensinger, to whom lie- 
was married Nov. 25, 1891. She died Nov. 
7, 1898, the mother of two sons: 

1. John Jacob, born June 2, 1893. 

2. George, born Aug. 22, 1897. 

Mr. Carl's second wife was Elizabeth 
Rhodes, whom he married in July, 1901. 
She is a daughter of Rev. George M. Rhodes, 
now deceased, who was a prominent Luth- 
eran divine. Mr. and Mrs. Carl are consist- 
ent members of the Lutheran Church, in the 
work of which they take a very active part. 
Socially they are important factors, not 
only on their own account, but because of 
the high reverence accorded the memory of 
the late venerable Dr. Carl, who will always 
be regarded as one of the best and noblest, 
as well as ablest men Greencastle has ever 
known. His honorable and stainless name 
is being represented throughout the neigh- 
borhood he loved so dearly by men as liigh- 
minded as himself. Such men as those who 
sustain the credit and honor ,.t a good old 
name cannot help having an elevating in- 
fluence upon the general life of a community. 
ami Greencastle owes much to the Carl 
family. 



SHARPE. The Sharpc family of the 
Cumberland Valley is descended 

Thomas Sharp, as the name was originally 
spelled, and Margaret Elder, his wife, na- 
tives of the north of Ireland, of Scotch ex- 
traction. They lived near Belfast, in Coun- 
ty Antrim, but emigrated to Pennsylvania 
in 1747, and settled near Newville in the 
Cumberland Valley. Thomas and Mar- 
garet (Elder) Sharp had issue, the 
and four daughters : 

1. Robert ( II >. 

2. Andrew (III). 

3. Alexander (IV). 

4. John married and had issue: 
Mary; Martha, who married Andrew Breck- 
enridge; Margaret, who married David 
White; and James, who married M 
Hanna. 

5. James (born July 5. 1753 — died 
April 28, 1S12) married Mary Sterrett 
(born in 1751— died Aug. 27. 1833). They 
had issue: Agnes; Martha, who married 
William McClellan; Margaret, who married 
James Fullerton; Robert, who married 
Miss Robison; Mary, who mar: 
Ouigley; and James, who married Mary 
Ann McCune. 

6. Agnes married Moses Hemp!':! 
(V). 

7. Mary married (lust) John Mc- 
Cune, and they had issue: Roberl 
married Miss Laughlin; John, who married. 
May o. 1806, Elizabeth Moore; William, 
who married Nellie Culberlson, and had 
Samuel. Mary Jane. Emily. Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet and William: and Mary, who married 
Mr. Caldwell. She married (second) Alex- 
ander Fullerton. 

8. Martha married a Huston 

had issue: labor; and Isabella, who mar- 
ried William Harper. 

9. A daughter marri< 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



(II) ROBERT SHARP (bom in Ire- 
land) emigrated to Pennsylvania with his 
parents, and settled in the Cumberland \ al- 
ley. During the Revolution, he was a wag- 
oner in the Continental army with his 
brother, Alexander. He married Jane 
Boyd, and had issue : 

i. Elizabeth married, Oct. 10, 1792, 
John Smith, of Franklin county, and had 
issue: George Caskey, died young; Robert 
Young married and had William R., and 
John X. ; Sidney Arthur; Thomas; George 
Nelson married Jane Matthews, and had 
Elizabeth, Maria, Mary, Arabella and Boyd; 
Margaret; Jane; Mary; Arabella married 
Montgomery Donaldson, and had Robert; 
Elizabeth married J. D. Hemminger; Nel- 
son S. ; and Maria. 

2. Thomas. 

3. James married (first) Elizabeth 
Orr, and had issue: two daughters; Lcti- 
tia, who married John Dougherty, and had 
Elizabeth (who married Wallace Galla- 
gher), Mary E., Bell I., (who married 
Milton Duncan) and W. M. ; and Mar- 
garet, who married (first) David Ralston, 
and had Elizabeth (who married A. W. 
Taylor), James S., Nancy (who married 
Mr. Carter) and Thomas E., and she mar- 
ried (second) James Mitchell. Mr. Sharpc 
married (second) Nancy Huston, and had 
Robert, who married Margaret I lender- 
son, and had 1'.. 11. (who married Arabella 
B. Iloobler) and R. M. (who married 
Sarah Letitia Hoobler). 

4. David married Isabella Orr. and 
had issue: Robert and John. 

5. John (born 1773 — died July 1 2, 
1803) married Ww 13, 1814. Martha 
Huston. They had issue: Andrew, born 
Aug. J5, [816, died young; Margaret, horn 
April iS, [818, died unmarried, Jan. jj. 
1870; Andrew (2) horn March 10. 1820, 
died Nov. 13, 1805, married Eliza Jacobs, 



and had Isabella ( who married Edward 
Drawbaugh), Mary (who married Alex- 
ander Harland) and Janet (who married 
William Mcllwaine) ; Martha, horn May 
12, 1822, died Sept. 22, 1861 ; Robert Boyd, 
born Nov. 10, 1824. died March 30. 1874, 
married Catharine Caruthers and had Will- 
iam; Thomas, born May 29, 1827, a farmer 
on the old Sharp homestead, married ( first 1 
December, 1863. Margaret Jane Jacobs, 
born March 7. [826, died April 2, 1873, and 
lie married (second). Jennie E. Maclay, 
died April 1, 1882; and franklin, born Jan. 
3, 183 1, married Paulina Jamison, and re- 
moved to Indiana. 

( 111) ANDREW SHARP (born in 
Cumberland county, in 17501. son of 
Thomas and Margaret (Elder) Sharp, 
married Annie Woods, and had issue: 

I. A.\ me married Andrew McCreight. 
JOSEPH married, and had six -• ns 
and three daughters. 

3. Margaret married John McCuI- 
lough. 

4. Hannah married, in 1803. Robert 
Leason, and had issue : Samuel married E 
C. Bruett; R. P.; Lyman S. ; Miriam mar- 
ried Mr. Jack; and Thomas S., a mil 
married Mary Moore Laird, and had issue, 
Elisse C, M. F. (who married Hannah Ross 
Reynolds; and had Mary Laird, Jeffi 

R. and Helen Ross), and Elsie W. 

(IV) ALEXANDER SHARP, s 
Thomas and Margaret (Elder) Sharp, 
an extensive landowner at the head of Big 
Spring, near Xewville. He is general 
scribed by his descendants as Captain Alex- 
ander. He married (fust) M.. 
McDowell, daughter of John McDowell, a 
native of Scotland and mi early settler in the 
Cumberland Valley, many of whose de- 
scendants live in Kishacoquillas Valley. 
They had is--t',c. 

I. Eleanor married Samuel M> 



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son of Samuel and Hannah (Brady) 

McCune, and had issue: Isabella married 
George Allen; Mary married Alfred Moore, 
and had Harry, Edgar, William. Alice, 
Clara, and Rosalia; Eleanor married Henry 
Spriggs; Samuel married .Mary Ellen Mac- 
lay, daughter of David and Eleanor I Her- 
ron) Maclay, and had David Maclay, John 
Theodore and James Albert; Alexander S. 
married Mary Walker, and had Minnie, 
Ettie and Eleanor; John; Bethsheba married 
John T. Green, and had Elizabeth, William 
Elder, Oliver M., and Annette; and Mar- 
garet (born Oct. 7. 181 1 — died May 23. 
1877) married Feb. 9, 1832, Samuel 
Wherry (born July 22 1804 — died Sept. 2. 
1861), and had Alexander Sharp, Margaret 
Jane, Eleanor Sharp, John, Samuel McCune. 
Robert Sterrett and William Elder. 

2. Thomas. 

3. Andrew (VI). 

4. Alexander (VII). 

5. William M .(VIII). 

6. John (IX). 

7. Elder. 

Captain Sharp married (second) Isa- 
bella Oliver daughter of James Oliver, of 
East Pennsboro township. In 1805, she 
published a volume of "Poems." thus becom- 
ing the first poet in the Cumberland Valley. 

(V) Agnes Sharp, daughter of 
Thomas and Margaret (Elder) Sharp, 
married Moses Hemphill, and they had 
issue : 

1. Jam:, born in 1768, died July 15. 
1817. 

2. JAMES (born Jan. 10. 1770 — died 
July 25. 1852) married (first), Sept. 3, 
1795, Cynthia J. irk (born in 1768 — died 
Feb. 19. 1827). daughter of James and lane 
Jack. They had issue: Caroline, born 18113 
— died May 20. 1 869; Margaret, married 
Jan. 12, 1830, John II. Maclay; Agnes, bom 
1 7i>7 — died Aug. 29, 1808; Moves, born 



Dec. 29, 1805. died March 3. 1865. n 
March 25, 1830, Marjory Clark; Jan. - 
Jack, born in 18 12, died May 28. 1869 
Julia Ann married April 4. 1837. Willian 
Duncan. Mr. Hemphill married 1 second 1 
Sept. 4, 1828, Martha Strain (born Oct. 3. 
1773 — died July 30, 1830). daught< 
William and Jane Strain. 

(VI) ANDREW SHARP, son of Capi. 
Alexander and Margaret (McDowell. 
Sharp, married Rosanna McDowell 
Aug. 2i, 1806 — died Nov. 13. 188: 
daughter of John and Jane 1 Mitchell) Mc- 
Dowell, of Kishacoquillas Valley. John 
McDowell. Mrs. Sharp's father, was born 
in 1707, in the Cumberland Valley, of which 
his father, also John McDowell, was an earlv 
settler. John McDowell. Jr., was known as 
Col. John McDowell, because of his rank in 
the Mifflin County Militia. No relationship 
has been traced between the family of John 
McDowell and William McDowell of 
Peters. Andrew and Rosanna < McDowell) 
Sharp had issue : 

1. Margaretta J. lives at Newville. 

2. John McDowell 1X1 

3. Andrew died aged nineteen years. 
After Mr. McDowell's death his widow 

married William Barr. of Newville. 

(VII 1 ALEXANDER SHARP 
June 12, 1796). son of Capt. Alexander and 
Margaret (McDowell) Sharp, was a min- 
ister ni the Covenanter branch of the Pres- 
byterian Church, and served the char] 
Newville for many years. He married 
Aug. 17, 1824. Elizabeth Bryson | 
Sept. 1 1. 1797 >. and had issue : 

1. Margaki 1 Ellen married Thomas 
Patterson, and had issue: Ralph P.. 
Robert E. and Alexander Sharpe. 

Robert Ei r»i r man ietl 
1873. Delia Fil gcrald. 

3. Thom \s E. married, in August, 
1873. Helen C. Rice, .\:n\ had issue: James 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN* COUNTY. 



'■7 



Kice, John McDowell (born April 7, 1874), 
Thomas (born Nov. 19. 1876), and Ethel 
Marie. 

4. Robert Bryson. 

5. Elder McDowell. 

6. John Riddle married, Feb. 2, i860, 
Martha F. Woods, and had issue: Alex- 
ander A., Mary J. W. and Richard W Is. 

7. William Harkness. 

8. Jane Elizabeth. 

9. Alexander R. married Nellie 
Dent, and had issue: Alexander married 
Josephine Hand, and has one son, Alex- 
ander ; Frederick Dent, married Ellen Bev- 
erly; Elizabeth Bryson married Major 
James Pettitt U. S. A. ; Ulysses Grant : 
Louis Dent: Nellie Dent, Julius Dent and 
Julia Dent ("rant. 

(VIII) WILLIAM M. SHARPE 
(born July 2$. 1798 — died Aug. 20. 1835). 
son of Capt. Alexander and Margaret 
(McDowell) Sharp, was graduated M. D. 
at the Medical Department of the I'niver- 
sity of Pennsylvania, and practiced his pro- 
fession at Newville. He married. June 5. 
1821, Jane Wilson (died July, 1876), 
daughter of Rev. Samuel and Jane 1 Malum I 
Wilson. The Wilsons' were an old Rocky 
Spring family. John Wilson, the father of 
the Rev. Samuel Wilson, married Sarah 
Reid or Sarah Breckinridge, il is uncertain 
■which. He had live sons: James (born July 
14, 1743. died in 1770) married Agnes Hen- 
derson (born Feb. 14. [736— died June jo. 
1796), daughter oi James and Mary Hen- 
derson, and had Sarah, Mary. Martha. Ag- 
nes, John, James, Esther, William and Jane: 
.John went to North Carolina in 1764; Hugh 
went to Georgia; Samuel: and William. 
■Samuel Wilson (born in l.etleikenny town- 
ship, in 1754 — died at Newville. March 4. 
i7<)()) was a farmer in early life, In 1778 
he attended his youngest brother, who died 
of a fever contracted in camp. He was in- 



fected by his brother's malady, and being 
very ill resolved to devote himself to the 
ministry if his life was spared. El 
Princeton College after his recovery, he was 
graduated in 17N2. He studied the 
with the Rev. Dr. Robert Cooper, of Middle 
Spring, and was licensed by Donegal Pres- 
bytery, Oct. 17, 1786. He was ordained 
pastor of the Big Spring Presbyterian con- 
gregation at Newville, June 20. 1787. ivhere 
he remained until his death. The tine old 
stone church at Newville was built in his 
early ministry. He married Jane Mahon, 
(born in 1761 — died May 29. 1835 |. daugh- 
ter of Archibald Mahon, and they had 
John, born in 1793 — died Jan. 30. 1809: and 
Jane, the wife of Dr. William M. Sharp. 
Dr. William M. and Jane (Wilson) Sharp 
had issue : 

1. Samuel Wilson ( XI 1. 

2. Margaret Eleanor ( born Feb. 
_'o. 1824 — died Oct 17. 1889) married 
William Davidson, and had issue: Jennie 
E. ; O. C. : Mary M. married Dr. John C. 
Greenewalt. 

3. Alexander Elder (bom Sept. 17. 
1S20 — died Dec. 13. i860), married M 
Weakly, and had issue: lames W., married 
Ida C Hursh, and had a daughter, Hen- 
rietta. 

4. JOSHUA Williams (bom May 24. 
1831 — died April 7. 1881), was a distin- 
guished! soldier of the Civil war. Hi 
tered the service ^ug. 10. iSij. as 
Lieutenant 01 Company E, 130th P. Y. 1 . 
and was promoted to be captain Dec. :.:. 
1862, his promotion dating from the 

i.<\ Fredericksburg. He was bieveted major 
for meritorious conduct in that battle, and 
after the war was appointed Fil 
ant. I'. S. A. 

i [X) JOHN SHARPE, s n I Cap! 

Alexander, and Margaret (McD 
Sharp, married. March 10. 1S15. Jane 



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McCune, daughter of James McCune, and 
tliey had issue : 
i. Eleanor. 

2. Margaret married James McKee- 
han, and had issue: Ellen Debrow; J. Louisa 
married James M. Locke; Helen Mar mar- 
ried Rev. Ebenezer Erskine; Samuel married 
Lydia S. Craig 1 ; and Annabclie. 

3. Hannah married Robert M. i lays, 
and had issue: Margaretta married Samuel 
I. Irwin, and had Robert Hays and Bruce 
Kilgorc; John Sharpc married Jennie E. 
McFarlane, and had Belle McKinney, Lucy 
Sharpc and Jennie McFarlane; Edwin R. 
married Mary Louisa McKinney, and had 
Thomas McKinney; and Jane married Ed- 
win McClandish, and had Julia Sharp. 

4. Isabella Oliver married John 
Gracey, and had issue: John Sharpe married 
Margaret Beard, and had William Sharpe 
and Robert Beard; Robert; Jane Mary; 
Laura Belle; Emma Priscilla ; and James 
Shields. 

5. Samuel M. married Elizabeth 
Hays and had issue: Margaret; Isabel mar- 
ried Samuel F. Huston, and had James A., 
Samuel and Elizabeth; David Hays married 
Sadie E. McCullough; Jane E. married 
Hugh Craig, and had Hugh Boyd, Sam- 
uel Sharpe and John; Mary Josephine; 
Martha Ellen; Anna Bertha; and Emma F. 

6. Alexander Brady (born Aug. 1 _\ 
1827) was graduated at Jefferson College 
and studied law under Robert M. Bard. 
Chambers] utrg, and Frederocks Watts, 
Carlisle. During the Civil war he served 
with the 7th Pennsylvania Reserve, and re- 
ceived the brevet ranks of major, lieutenant- 
colonel and colonel. He married Dec 10. 
1854, Catharine Mears Blauev. daughter of 
Major George Blaney, Q, S. A. 

7. Elder W. married Oct. 7, 1852. 
Elizabeth Kelso, and had issue: John C, a 
Presbyterian minister, married (first), Mary 



E. Reynolds, (second), Mary C. McCul- 
lough, and had issue, James A. 1 who married 
Annie Brown) : Sarah S. married William 
Grasey; Brady W. married Lodemia C 
O'Neil; Edgar married Ida Bell Winter-; 
Jennie M. married John Skyles Woodbum ; 
Robert H. married Marian Sollenberger : 
Wallace W., married Saidie Billingsley; and 
Elder W. 

8. John married Jan. 21. 1875, Mrs. 
Jennie E. Agnew, and had issue, Mary Ann 
Biglcr and Alexander. 

(X) joiix Mcdowell sharpe 

(bom in Newton township. Cumberland 
County, Oct. 7, 1830 — died Aug. 23. i> - 
son of Andrew and Rosanna (McDowell) 
Sharp, studied at Marshall College. Mer- 
cersburg. 1844-46, and completed his 
legiate course at Jefferson College, Canons- 
burg, from which he was graduated in 1848, 
with the highest honors of his class. He 
studied law with Frederick Watts in Car- 
lisle, and was admitted to the Cumberland 
County Bar, in November, 1850. S 
after coming to the Bar he determined to 
settle in Chambersburg, and was admitted 
to the Franklin County Bar. March 11. 
1851. When he hung out his modest 
"shingle" in Chambersburg, the gr< 
jurist in a State remarkable lor great jur- 
ists, was in his last year on the G n 
Pleas Bench. To have practiced. 
a few months, under Judge Biack was 
a distinction. From the beginning • I 
career as a lawyer he took an active ; 
politics. At first he followed the tradition? 
of the Sharpe family in his political affilia- 
tions. His great-grandparents on his fath- 
er's side, Thomas and Margaret (Elder) 
Sharp, were Covenanters, a stock from 
which descended many of the most zealous 
Republicans <>i 1856. His grandfather. 
Alexander Sharp, was a Federalist. ]\<< 
father. Andrew Sharp, was .1 Whig. The 











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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 69 

last of the Whig candidates for the I'resi- an "apostate" and '•turn-coat," and other 

dency, General Scott, in 1852, had n<> inure hard names, but the prevailing tone was one 

ardent or eloquent advocate on the stump of surprise. 

than McDowell Sharpe. The tendency of Mr. Sharpe was essentially a lawyer, and 
family tradition and religious principle was a great lawyer — one of the greatest that ever 
to make him an uncompromising opponent graced the Bar of any court, however dis- 
of slavery. But after the disruption of the tinguished. After he had been at the Bar a 
Whig party, the political condition of the few years he entered into partnership with 
country was chaotic. The Know-Nothing the Hon. Wilson Reilly. who was elected a 
movement that dominated State and Nation Representative in Congress in 1856. There 
for a number of years afterward, disgusted was little in common between the two men, 
him by its vagaries. He failed to foresee the except the genial temper that distinguished 
greatness of the mission of the Republican both and their acknowledged eminence, 
party at its inception. His environment Reilly was perhaps the more persuasive be- 
may have clouded his perceptions of the fore a jury, but Sharpe had the greater eru- 
political future. There was no Republican dition and the completer mastery of the case 
party in Pennsylvania until after the election in hand. In court there was a marked con- 
of Lincoln in i860. He lived on the border trast between the two men. Reilly had an 
line of the slave system. Fremont in 1856 air of easy indolence that could be quickly 
must have seemed to him as to many others aroused into impetuous energy or fiery in- 
a young adventurer. Buchanan was of a vective. Sharpe was quiet, gentle, self-con- 
P>dcralist ancestrv like his own. There was tained. watchful, alert, and intense. He was 
the glamour of a distinguished career around often discursive but never missed a point in 
the brow of Fremont's opponent. Besides eliciting truth. Before a jury he was not 
James Buchanan was a native of the county, eloquent, but he was convincing. His man- 
and the picturesque surroundings of Bu- ner was colloquial rather than oral 
chanan's birth-place at Stony Batter were Sometimes he demolished an opponent's case 
among the associations of Sharpe's student with the swift sweep of a torrent. In argu- 
days at Mercersburg. How far these influ- ing to the court he was a general marsl g 
ences affected a sensitive and susceptible his forces in battle — sometimes a Nap 
mind it would be difficult to say, hut there the swiftness of his movements; som 
was great surprise when it was learned that a Fabius in guarding his defenses and his 
McDowell Sharpe had become a Democrat, lines of retreat. He was sometimes beaten, 
It is a sign of the prominence at the Bar and hut never until the last line of attack !e 
in the county that Mr. Sharpe had acquired fense had failed. His cases were never 
in five years that his change of political faith, finally l'»t when the court was agaii 
in 1856. caused a great sensation in both until the Supreme Court had passed up >n 
parties. The Democrats welcomed him with them, and they were often won in the court 
great effusion. The men with whom he had above after being lost in the court below. 
previously affiliated were indignant — they When he won in the Common Pleas he sel- 
were more than indignant, they were dom lost his case in the Supreme C 
grieved. "How can it he possible," men this continued round of professional em- 
said, "that a man like Sharpe should go over ployments, in the courts and out. always 
to the Democratic party." Some called him exacting and often involving petty issues. — 



70 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

his career of thirty-two years at the Bar was "Home Guards" were summoned to do mili- 

spent, and that too without adequate reward tary duty, and were encamped south of the 

in money for his services, or fame commen- town, near where the works of the Cham- 

surate with his abilities and learning. l>ersburg Engineering Company are now sit- 

For one content witli great achievements uated. Pickets were thrown out. and on the 
in a narrow sphere Mr. Sharpc's profes- outer picket line, on the Greencastlc road, 
sional life may have been satisfactory, hut was Sharpe. Fortunately the foe did i.ot 
for a man of his abilities, who knew his own put in an appearance, the battle of Antietam 
worth, his political career was singularly saving the valley from an invasion that 
barren. Only once was he chosen for a came a year later. Mr. Sharpe possessed an 
work that was worthy of his talents in the attractive personality. His manners were 
fullness of his powers. That was as a mem- refined, and his face showed the dominating 
ber of the Constitutional Convention in quality of the man — intellectuality. He 
1873. In that body he occupied a high place, mingled little in society and devoted much 
but his true sphere would have been as a of his leisure to study. He was buried in the 
representative in Congress, or better still as beautiful graveyard of the Falling Spring 
a Senator from Pennsylvania. Either posi- Presbyterian Church. His funeral was at- 
tion might easily have been possible to him tended by representatives of both Houses of 
as a Republican. As a Democrat he was the Legislature and by the Ears of both 
compelled to be content with three terms in Houses of the Legislature, and by the 
the House of Representatives at Harris- Bars of both Cumberland and Franklin 
burg, as a member from Franklin and Ful- counties. Mr. Sharpe married Emma Kiiiij. 
Ion counties in 1863, from Franklin and daughter of John and Mary Sharpe (Mac- 
Perry, in 1864, and from Franklin in 1883. ' av ) King, of Chambersburg. Mr. King was 
His pre-eminence was fully recognized in a leading business man of his time and tor 
the House, but death closed his career pre- many years president of the Bank of Cham- 
maturely. His death ended the possible hershurj;. J. McDowell and Emma (Kniq;i 
fulfilment of the promise that seemed to Sharpe had issue: 
open before him in his early manhood. I. John King. 

It was impossible thai Mr. Sharpe should 2. Rosanna McDowell. 

be a sympathizer with secession or rebellion. 3. J. McDowell. 

His moral rectitude, his personal indepen- 4. Walter King ^ >i 1 1 > . 

deuce, and his elevated patriotism alike for All died in infancy except Walter King. 

bade his acceptance of the unfortunate Dem- (XI) SAMUEL WILSON SHARPE 

ocratic pronouncement of [864 that war was (bom March 29, [822 — die.! Dec. 6, 1877 

a failure. In 1862 when the State was son oi Dr. William McDowell and lane 

threatened with invasion for the first time, (Wilson) Sharpe, was educated at a I^atin 

before the battle of Antietam, he lefl his school al Newville, and in early manhood 

books and clients and went out as a private engaged in the grain and forwarding busi- 

in one oi the "Home Guards" companies, to ness. As was customary at that tune, he 

meet the advancing Confederates, The en- owned his own warehouse and cats in which 

envy was near at h.md. The town was in a he shipped his produce. He was very suc- 

panic. Many in' the more timid ^i the citi- cessful in business, but retired in 1855 lv- 

zens had fled. An attack was expected. The cause of ill health. He was noted 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ;j 

admiration of fine stock, and liis stables were with his cousin, J. \Y. Sharpe, Esq., under 

filled with horses and cattle of high breed- the firm name of Sharpe & Sharpe. This 

ing and pure blood. He was an influential partnership lasted ten years. In 1899, Irvin 

man in the community, upright, honest and C. Elder, Esq., entered the partnership, the 

charitable. Mr. Sharpe married (first), firm name being changed to Sharpe, Sharpe 

March 5, 1844, Eliza A. McKeehan, who & Elder. In 1901, the partnership was dis- 

died Jan. 4, 1858. They had issue : solved, Joshua W. Sharpe retiring, and 

1. William McDowell (born Feb. a new partnership was formed under the 
1, 1845) married Calista James, and they firm name of Sharpe & Elder. At the Bar 
had issue: Elizabeth, Minnie Belle, Samuel Mr. Sharpe has shown many of the quali- 
Wilson, Marian, Maude and Janet. ties of his distinguished father, and he en- 

2. Samuel McK. (born Oct. 15, 1846 joys a large and lucrative practice. In poli- 
— died July, 1901) married in December, tics he is nominally a Democrat, but pers 11- 
1868, Mary A. Clark. They had issue: ally and intellectually he is a man of inde- 
Annic, Jennie. Blanche (deceased) and pendent views, and so far has manifested no 
Louis Clarke. political ambition. Like his father he is a 

3. ALEXANDER, born April 26, 1849, close student, and he devotes all his time 
died in 1868. to his profession. Mr. Sharpe married, May 

4. Joshua Wilson (XII 1). 6, 1897, Helen. McKeehan Cook, daughter 

5. James McKeehan, born Dec. 26, of the late Jeremiah Cook, a member of the 
1852. Franklin County Bar, and at one tiim I r 

6. Lewis Williams, born Dec. 8, of the Franklin Repository. They have 
1854, died in 1875. issue: 

Mr. Sharpe married (second), Dec. 29, 1. John McDowell. 

1859, Elizabeth Espey. 2. Winifred. 

(XII) WALTER KING SHARPE (XIII) JOSHUA WILSON' 
(born Dec. 24, 1863), son of J. McDowell SHARPE (born Feb. 8. 185: 1. son of Sam- 
and Emma (King) Sharpe, was prepared uel Wilson and Ann Fliza (McKeehan) 
for college at the Chambersburg Academy Sharpe. was educated at Tuscarora Acad- 
under Dr. J. H. Shumaker. He then entered emy, Academia, and at the Chambersburg 
Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., from Academy, and was graduated at Pi 
which he was graduated in 1882. lie sub- College in 187;,. He studied law with the 
sequently entered Princeton College, but the Hon. 1. McDowell Sharpe in Chambers- 
death of his father in 1883 necessitated his burg, and was admitted to the Franklin 
return to Chambersburg to assist in the set- County Bar, Sept. 7. 1875. He beg l : 
tlement of the estate. In the autumn of practice of his profession at Washington, D. 
1882, he went to Europe, where he remained C, but his health failing in 1870. : 
for nearly a year. Upon his return in 1885, ten years of bis life were spent in the 
he entered the office of the lion. John Stew- on a ranch in Montana and in travel 
art, as a studcnt-at-law , and was admitted to In 1887 he resumed the practice e : law in 
the Franklin County Par at the February Chambersburg. in which he continues. He 
term, i88<). He has since practiced his pro- is now Chief Burgess of the borough, hav- 
fession in Chambersburg. When he first ing been appointed to till the uih 
began the practice, he associated himself of Howard Noble. He was for a number of 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



years a director of the National Rank of 
Chambersburg, and attorney for the Bank, 
lie is a trustee of Wilson College for Wo- 
men, the Chambersburg Academy and the 
Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. Mr. 
Sharpe married June 5, 1889, Sara Flem- 
ing, daughter of David Fleming, Esq.. of 
Ilarrisburg. 

ROWE. This family traces its ances- 
try directly to Castle Pollard, County West- 
meath, Ireland, but may be, nevertheless, of 
English origin, some of the Rowe name hav- 
ing come over with Cromwell or before. The 
rectory of the parish of Rathgraff, to which 
Castle Pollard belongs, was burned t<> the 
ground over forty years ago, and all the 
parish records destroyed. In consequence 
the family line upward and its connections 
can not be followed far. If the Rowe family 
of Franklin county is of Irish origin, as is 
piost likely, for families of this name are 
found in several counties of Ireland, the 
name came from O'Ruaidh, anglicized Roe 
anil Rowe. The name John is very common 
in the Rowe branch of the O'Neill sept. John 
Rowe of Ballybrennan, in County Wexford, 
married Margaret, daughter of Conall 
O'Morcho (Murphy), of Tobberlimnich. 
early in the seventeenth century. Toward the 
close of the nineteenth century Phillis Rowe. 
daughter of John Rowe, of Ballycross 
House, County Wexford, married William 
Francis Forbes, son of Viscount Forbes, eld- 
est son of the Earl oi Granard. There was 
a seat called 1 '.ride-; well, belonging to a gen- 
tleman named Rowe, On the road from \\"e\ 
ford to Tontern, at the time that John Rowe 
of Castle Pollard, County Westmeath, emi- 
grated to America and settled at Greencastle. 
These examples show the esteem in which 
the Rowes were held in Wexford during a 
period of three hundred years, but they *\^> 
not prove that John the emigrant was de- 



scended from John of Ballybrennan. or was 
of the same family as Rowe of Brideswell, 
or John of Ballycross. The Rowes of Wex- 
ford lived at a distance from the Rowi 
Westmeath. But the name is found in Ul- 
ster, as well as in Leinster. Near the 
of the seventeenth century a Miss K ,ve 
married John O'Hare. of Crcbilly. County 
Antrim, and. dying without issue, left an 
estate to the Rowes. It is probable these 
Rowes were of the same stock as the others, 
as well as the family at the head of which 
was the O'Conner Roe. so called. 

1!) JAMES ROWE. whose son John 
was the ancestor of the Rowe family of 
Franklin county, lived at Castle Pollard, in 
the parish of Rathgraff, County Westmeath, 
Leinster, Ireland. It was a market and post 
town, on the road from Dublin to Granard, 
ten miles from Mullinger. and for;- 
miles from Dublin. The parish is a fertile 
one. much of the land being limesl 
at the time that it was the home of 
Rowe and his family, it had a par 
school of the Church of Ireland an 
private schools. Near it was Pakenham 
11 all. the seat of Lord Longford, and Kin- 
curk. the seat of William Pollard. In the 
neighborhood were other gentlemen's 
and its environment was unusually attrac- 
tive, both Lough Lane and Lough Dere- 
varagli being not two miles distant. | 
Rowe is said to have had two children. 

1. James. 

2. Jo. ix 1 in. 

ill) JOHN ROWE (bom at Castle 
Pollard. County Westmeath, Irelar 
1776. — died March 25, • \; , son 
Ro\\e. was a hatter, having learned the I 
in bis native town. As he was a churchman 
it is not improbable that lie was educal 
the parochial scho which 

was aided by 1 .ord Longford ami the 
lard family. He came to America at the be- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 73 

ginning' of the last century, and in 1804 1856 the Democratic State convention was 

settled at Greencastle, where he followed held in Chambersburg, with a view of put- 

his trade until his death. In 1814 he ting Major Rowe in nomination i 

marched to the defense of Baltimore with veyor-general. He was nominated and 

Capt. Andrew Robison's company, which in- elected, and though a Douglas Democrat, 

eluded nearly all the leading citizens of the was unanimously nominated for re-election 

town. In 1813, he married Mary Wise, in 1859, but his party failed to carry the 

daughter of John and Sarah (Robinson) State. At the outbreak of the Civil war he 

Wise, and granddaughter of Christopher took strong ground in behalf of the Union, 

Wise, whose wife was a daughter of William and in ]S6i he was again elected a member 

McKinney, killed and scalped by the Indi- of the House of Representatives as a war 

ans, April 2. 1757, on his farm near the Hoi- Democrat, and was chosen Speaker of the 

Iiwell papermill, below Chambersburg. House. He was afterward identified with 

Christopher Wise came to Antrim township the Republican party and was prominent in 

from Havre-de-Grace, Md. John and Mary its councils. As a young man he was active 

Rowe had issue: in promoting the efficiency of the State 

1. John (III). militia, and was chosen major of one of the 

2. Sarah Ann died unmarried in Franklin county battalions. 

Scott County, Iowa. Major Rowe married, in 1S36, Eliza- 

3. Maria married Michael Garber, and bcth Prather (born Aug. 1814 — died Jan. 
they had issue: John, Davis, Mary and II, 1880), daughter of Abraham and 
Harry. Martha (Watson) Prather. The Prather 

(III) JOHN ROWE (born Oct. 4, family is one of the oldest in the county and 
1814 — died Dec. 27, 1880), son of John and is descended from Henry Prather 1 born 
Mary (Wise) Rowe. was educated in the Sept. 14, 1732 — died Aug. 28, 1 775 > who 
Greencastle schools, and was all his life a was brought to America by his parents when 
merchant in Greencastle. lie was zealous in only a year old. }le came from Virginia to 
promoting the growth and prosperity of his the Conococheague as a young man. and 
native town, and was always active and in- married Elizabeth Hicks, daughter of Chris- 
fluential in politics. Even before his ma- tian Hicks, of Antrim township. His son, 
jority he began to take a leading part in Abraham Prather. (horn Oct. 16, 1 762 — died 
local affairs, and was sent by the Democrats July. 1819), married Sept. 7, 1809, Martha 
•of his district to the 1 'cmocratie county con- Watson, daughter oi Col. James an ' 
vention, and by lhat body he was chosen a betll Watson, of Lancaster county. James 
delegate to the State convention, with in- Watson (born in 1743— died July 2, 1831). 
structions to support Martin Van Buren for son of John and Ann (Stephenson) ' 
President. In 184O, when only twenty-five of Donegal. Lancaster county, commanded 
years old. he was elected a justice of the a company in Col. James Cunningham's bat- 
peace, and in 1844 he was a Democratic can- talion of the "Flying Camp." which partic- 
didate for the Legislature, but the Whigs ipated in the battle of Long Island, Aug. 27, 
bad a majority, lie continued active in the 1770. under the command of Major Will- 
support of his party, and in 1S51 he was iam Hays. He was commissioned C 
elected a representative in the General As- July 1. 1777. °' 'he 2d Battalion. 1 
sembly, ami was again elected in 1852. In County Associators. Fudge P. Watson 



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Rovvc has his original commissions as cap- 
tain and colonel. John and Elizabeth Roue 
had issue : 

1. David Watson (IV). 

2. Anna Mary married Lemuel 
Snively [Snively Family]. 

3. Martha Ellen married Louis II. 
Fletcher [Fletcher Family]. 

4. John GlLMORE (horn May 31, 
1842 — died Sept. 29, 1874) enlisted as first 
sergeant of Company K, 126th P. V. L, 
Aug. 7, 1862, and was promoted to be first 
lieutenant Aug. 15, 1862; he participated in 
the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, 
and at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, was 
wounded severely in the forehead. Me had 
been a private in Company C, 2d P. V. I. 

5. Elizabeth Prather (born Nov. 
18, 1844) married John M. Stoner. 

6. Florence Sarah (born April 20, 
1846) married William H. Davison (born 
Nov. 2, 1835 — died in 1S75), son ot An- 
drew and Sarah (Brown) Davison, who was 
captain of Company B, 126th P. V. I. They 
had issue: Watson R., a lawyer; Elizabeth, 
who died young; Jane; and Nellie,, who died 
young. 

7. Henry Prather (born Feb. 8. 
1848) died young. 

8. Isabella Watson (T>orn Sept. t8, 
1850) married William I'. Brewer 1 born 
April 3, 1844) a member of the Franklin 
County Bar. and Stale Senator, 1893-96, 
They have one son. John R., second lieu- 
tenant, 2 1 st United Stales Infantry. 

(IV) DAVID WATSON ROWE 
(born Nov. 12, 183d). sou of John and 
Elizabeth (Prather) Rowe, was educated in 
the schools at Greencastle, where he was pre- 
pared for college. He entered Marshall 
College, Mercersburg, in 1851, and went 

with the institution to Lancaster, upon the 
consolidation of Franklin and Marshall Col- 
lege, in 1853. He left the college in his 



Junior year to begin the study of the law 
with William McLellan. of Chamber 
and was admitted to the Franklin C 
Bar, Aug. 15, 1857. Although he left col- 
lege before being graduated, he v 
with the degree of A. M. by Franklin and 
Marshall College, in 1S67. After being ad- 
mitted to the Bar he began the practice 
profession at Chambersburg, where he was 
engaged at the outbreak of the Civil war. 
With his brother he responded to Prcs 
Lincoln's first call for troops by en' 
becoming a private in Company C, 2d P. V. 
I. A week later he was made sergeant 1 
of the regiment, and was promoted to be 
first lieutenant of Company C a few weeks 
later, serving until the expiration of his 
term of enlistment. When the 126th Regi- 
ment was organized he recruited Company 
K, of which he was appointed captain, Aug. 
8. 1862. He was promoted to be Iieutt 
colonel of the regiment Aug. 13. un- 
served until the expiration of his term 
listment, May 20, 1863. He was present at 
Antietam, but, the regiment being held in re- 
serve, he was not actively engaged. At the 
battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13 - . 
regiment, which formed a part of Tyler's 
Brigade. Humphrey's Division, 
tion in the attempt to earn the en 
Marye's Hill. The command was "< 
bayonet: officers twelve paces in front." The 
advance was made over tl 
^i the last chai lumn. up • 

a moment's dash oi the stone wall - 
the enemy lay. There it was met by .. 
of (lame from the fatal wall. < 
fell, severely wounded, at the head oi his 
men, while heroicalh urging them I 

the farthest point of the charge. The 
mand then devolve I upon Lieut. Col. R 
under whoso skillful leadership the fn 
Struggle was maintained until it was seen 
that further sacrifice was useless, v.', 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

obedience to orders, he brought his shattered P. Fletcher as his partner. He is a member 
regiment off the field. On the field of Chan- of Housum Post, No. 309, G. A. R., of 
cellorsville, the enemy, having turned the which he is a past commander; and of 
Union right, pressed upon the unprotected George Washington Lodge, No. 143, F. & 
flank occupied for the time by Tyler's Brig- A. M. His religious membership is main- 
ade, to which Col. Rowe's regiment be- tained in Trinity P. F. Church, Chambers- 
longed, and, passing round to the rear, burg. 

threatened it with capture. Thus outflanked Col. Rowe married, Aug. 5, 1862. An- 
thc regiment was forced to retire, but not nie F. Fletcher, daughter of Charles A. and 
until all the ammunition that the men car- Flizabeth (Zeigler) Fletcher. Their mar- 
ried had been exhausted. Among the riage was celebrated the day before he went 
wounded in this battle, were Lieut. -Col. to the front with his regiment. They 
Rowe and his brother, Lieut. John G. Rowe. no children. 

Col. Rowe was hit in the cheek by a rifle Col. Rowe is six feet in height, of medi- 
ball. Gen. Tyler, in his official report of the um weight, with dark eyes and hair. Alter 
battle, says : "The 126th, Lieut. Col. Rowe, admission to the Bar. he resided in Cham- 
was third in line, and for earnest, spirited bersburg, except for the period between 
work they could not be excelled. Col. Rowe 1S73 and 1883. when he lived at his place 
exhibited the true characteristics of a soldier called Rosemont, above Greencastle. For 
— brave, cool and determined — and his spirit the last twenty years he has resided at his 
was infused into every officer and soldier in present home, on the northeast comer of 
his command." After his return to civil Market and Second streets. Judge Rowe 
life he resumed the practice of his profession, delivered the oration at the comity's memo- 
in which he continued until 1868. when, at rable celebration of the centennial anniver- 
the age of thirty-one, he was commissioned sary of the Declaration <ii Independence, 
by Gov. Geary, Additional Law Judge oi 

the 16th Judicial District, comprising the GEORGF ROYER K.U'FFMAN. M. 

counties of Franklin, Fulton, Bedford and D. ( lx>rn May 14. 1841 — died Aug. 13. 

Somerset. In the autumn of the same year 1897). was of the highest type of American 

he was elected for the full term of ten years, citizen — a man who did his duty as he saw 

In 1874 the 39th Judicial District was it without fear or favor, and who pass 

formed, comprising the counties of Franklin >>t lite mourned by a'.! who knew him. He 

and Fulton, of which he became President was not unacquainted with grief, troul 

Judge; he was re-elected in 1N7N for a sec- hardship had he known, yet the sweetness 

ond term of ten years. lie retired from of his disposition, the deep sympathy of Ins 

the Bench in January, 1SS9, after having great heart, and the unselfish devotion to 

served twenty-one years. After leaving the others remained unchanged. Those who 

Bench lie resumed his place ai the Bar. and knew him. loved him. In the rapid advance 

has since been in active practice. He had of medical science, specialists are taking the 

as his partner, 188005. Alexander Stew- place oi the good old family doctor — the 

art, son of Judge John Stewart, forming doctor who administered not alone t< 

the linn of Rowe i\ Stewart. Since Mr. ills, hut who gave friendly counsel, who 

Stewart's death he has practiced alone, ex- listened with sympathetic interest to all the 

cept for a brief period when he had lleiuv family troubles and kept tint confidence in- 



j(, BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

violate, who was greeted and loved by the Franklin county in his childhood, his first 
little children as a friend, and who, however location being just east of Chambersburg. 
busy, worn or worried, never refused his aid All his working years were passed in farm- 
to those in distress. Dr. Kauffman was pre- ing and milling; for many years he owned 
eminently a family doctor. With the great one of the finest team, on the turnpike 1k- 
love of humanity characteristic of a great tween Pittsburgh and Baltimore, Md., long 
soul, he went about doing good. Often mis- before the days of the railroad. Hewa one 
understood, sometimes maligned, occasional- of the honored and esteemed citizens of the 
ly intentionally injured by those hoping- to county. He married Catherine Rover, and 
further selfish ends, he passed fearlessly on, among their children was 
never for a moment deterred from doing i. George Rover (V). 

what he thought was right. His health had (Vj GEORGE ROVER KAUFF- 

been failing for several years, but the end MAX, son of Abraham and Catherine (Roy- 
came suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy, er) Kauffman, was born and reared on his. 
Aug. 5, 1807. After a week of suffering-, father's farm. His early education was re- 
ins mental faculties, however, remaining- U n- ceived in the district schools, later being sup- 
clouded to the last, he passed peacefully into plemented by attendance at the Chambers- 
rcst - burg Academy. Study was a pleasure to 

The Kauffmans came originally from him, ami he took high rank among the best 
Switzerland, the founder of the American students. Upon leaving school, he deter- 
branch of the family becoming an early set- mined to take up the medical profession, and 
tier in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, by so doing to gratify his love of study and 
about 1730 or 1740. his natural desire to help those in trouble. 

(Ill) ANDREW KAUFFMAN, In [867 hc was graduated from Bellevue 
grandson of the emigrant, was born in Lan- Medical College, at Xew York. Soon after- 
caster county, and he moved to Adams ward he located at Mechanicsburg, Cumber- 
county, where he farmed on the banks of land county, but in a short time came 
Little Kanawha creek near the village of old home in Franklin, opening an office for 
Berlin. He died in 1853, aged about sev- practice at Kauffman Place. In a short 
enty. He married Anna Groh, of Lancaster time he won the confidence of the people. 
county, who died in 187J. aged ninety-one. and his practice grew almost beyond his 

ability to look after all of it. No day was 
too stormy or too cold, no journey too long 
for Dr. Kauffman to answer promptly a 
call to relieve suffering. That a patient was 
jxH>r made no difference, the moral respon- 
sibility of the physician was recognized and 
nobly responded to. On Aug. 13. 1867, he 
married Mi- M.mlia E. Kisecker, daughter 
of t'ne late John and Elizabeth Kisecker. 
The) had issue: 

). Leslie Mon iv.omikv (VI). 

Dr. Kauffman was a consistent incmlvr 



and tl 


icy had issue: 


1. 


Abraham. (IV). 


2. 


Christian-. 


3- 


Maria. 


4- 


Andrew. 


5-' 


Samuel. 


6. 


Henry. 


7- 


John. 


8. 


Jacob. 


(IV) ABRAHAM KAUFFMAN(bon 


Dec. 


ji, 1S00 — died in Franklin count v 


Aug. 


26, 1883), SOtl of Andrew, cam.- t. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

and efficient officer of the Evangelical Luth- himself, his strong personality compelled 

eran Church of Greencastlc, and in that faith honesty in others. His death occurred in the 

he died. house in which lie was bom, and on the fol- 

During Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania lowing Monday. Aug. i6, 1897, his remains 

in the Civil war, the rebels on retreat, car- were tenderly laid to rest in the presence ot 

ried off a fine buggy belonging to Dr. Kauff- hundreds of sorrowing men and women. lbs 

man, at that time a medical student. In widow still resides at the old homestead at 

company with several friends the Doctor Kauffman Place. 

walked to Iiagcrstown in the hope of re- (VI) LESLIE MONTGOMERY 
covering his buggy. On the way, while KAUFFMAN, M. D. (born May 9. 
walking along the tracks of the Cumberland son of Dr. George Rover Kauffman, 
Valley Railroad, near the State line, they educated in Pennsylvania College at Getty s- 
found two rebel pickets, whom they dis- burg, and completed his medical studies at 
armed throwing the guns into a held, but his father's alma mater, Bellevue 
allowed the soldiers to proceed. This proved College, New York, graduating in 1893. 
the undoing of the entire party, as on their Returning home he took up his pr> f 
arrival at Iiagcrstown, the affair had already with his father, and since the latter's death 
been reported and the Doctor and his friends has continued the care of their large clientele 
were arrested, thrown into prison with a lot alone. On June 12. 1001, lie married Xellr 
of deserters, criminals, etc., and then Geiger, of Shippensburg, daughter of 
marched to Richmond, where they were con- Charles and Annie Geiger. Dr. Kauffman 
fined in the notorious Libby prison and is a member of the State and County Medi- 
Castlc Thunder, there enduring all the pri- cal Societies, and of the American Medical 
vations and misery so familiar to students Association, and bids fair to till his father's 
of the history of those dark days. From place in the hearts of the people. The 
Richmond, Dr. Kauffman was transferred mans have all been upright men and women, 
at Salisbury, N. C, military prison, where, and good citizens. Politically Dr. Kauff- 
his knowledge of medicine coming to the man is a Republican, ami religiously a mem- 
notice of the authorities he was placed in her of the Lutheran Church of Greencastl 
charge of the smallpox hospital, some dis- 
tance from the main prison, lie attempted WILSON COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, 
to escape, but was tracked with blood- Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, had its in- 
hounds, recaptured and returned to prison, ception in a resolution adopted by the lYc^- 
Aflcr untold suffering, a vulnerable guard bytery of Carlisle at Grecncastle, April 15. 
permitted some of them to escape, and after r868. In view oi the subscriptions made 
traveling over the mountains of North Caro- for its establishment in different places, its 
linn, Tennessee and Kentucky, walking by location was t 1 be determined by the 
night and lying hidden from sight by day, of Trustees. Efforts were made by a mini- 
they eventually reached the Union lines. her of towns in the Presbytery to 

In the medical profession in Franklin the college, but these finally narrowed down 

county, none stood higher than Dr. Kauff- to a contest between Chambersbursj . 

man. I he other practitioners had for him Greene. imIc Chambersburg became the 

the respect that is given an honorable man successful competitor by a gift 

of unquestioned ability. Open and honcsl in its interest l» Mi-s Sarah Wilson, then 



:7 S BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

living near St. Thomas, seven miles west Caldwell, I). 1)., pastor of the Central Pres- 
of Chambersburg. She was a member of byterian Church, Chambersburg, was in- 
an old Presbyterian family of the Cumber- cluceel to accept the presidency. It m 
land Valley that had acquired a considerable found that serving lu> congregation and ad- 
fortune by tilling the soil. This gift was ministering the presidency of the college 
sufficient to enable the trustees to purchase were duties too exacting for one man, and 
the farm of Col. Alexander K. McClure, after two years he resigned both the pastor- 
north-east of the borough limits. This farm ate and the presidency. His successor was 
•consisted of farming land of the finest qual- the Rev. John Edgar, Ph. I)., pastor of the 
ity, on which was erected immediately after Presbyterian Church at New Bloomfield, 
the close of the Civil war an elegant country with whose administration the real history 
seat to replace the line old stone mansion ni the college a- a successful institution for 
destroyed by the Confederates in 18O.}. All the higher education of women began. 
of the farm land was sold, except thirty Owing to the frequent char. 
acres adjoining the mansion, which is a presiding officer and the want of a settled 
part of the college. Wilson College was policy of administration the first years of 
chartered by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Wilson College proved disappointing. S 
March 24, 1869, and it was opened with of the friends of the enterprise advised that 
an enrollment of .seventy-three students, jt sin mid be abandoned. The income had 
-Oct. \2, 1870. Forty of these were from the been inadequate to the expenses, and at the 
borough of Chambersburg. The first presi- close of Dr. Caldwell's incumbency a con- 
dent of the college was the Rev. Tyron Ed- siderable debt had been incurred. This in- 
wards, D. D., of fiagerstown, Md., with debtedness was provided for mainly through 
the Rev. I. W. YVightman, of Greencastle, the efforts of the Rev. William 11. 1. g ti , 
as vice-president. As Dr. Edwards con- upon whose recommendation Dr. 
tinned to reside in Hagerstown the duties was invited t>> become president ^i the col- 
of administration devived principally upon lege. Unlike the distinguished 
Mr. Wightman, who took up his residence were his predecessors, he was an expei 
at the college. At the close of the second educator. He had taught in the Philadelphia 
year both the president and vice-president High School before entering the ministry, 
retired from the institution, and then the and during the greater part i^i ins pastor.ite 
latter office ceased to exist. The next presi- at New Bloomfield he had been head of a 
dent was the Rev. W. T. W'vley, of Belle- nourishing academy at that place. With 
fonte, who resigned after a service of two his acceptance of the presidency Wi - 
years, and was succeeded nominally by the lege began a new era. Under Ins adminis- 
Rev. Thomas A. Robinson, 1>. D., of liar- nation the number ^i students in< 
risburg, the understanding being that he rapidly, the educational standard w 
should not be expected to discharge the vanced and the Departments of Music and 
duties, or meet the responsibilities ol the Art were developed to a high degree of ex- 
position. During the time that Dr. Robin- cellence. In his work he was abl) : 
son was nominal president, the ical execu- by Mrs. Edgar as lady principal, who was 
live head ni the institution was Miss Abby equal K capable and untiring with her hus- 
Goodsell, the scholarly and accomplished band, Additions were made to the . 
lady principal. In t88i, the Kcv. John C. building a:u\ equipment sufficient to acconi- 



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79 



modate the increasing number of students, 

so that ;it the close of his eleven years of 
faithful ami arduous service, June 5, 1X04, 
when he died, the wings had been added to 
the main building, the east wing being com- 
pleted and Fletcher Hall had been added to 
the college property. The death of Dr. 
Edgar occurred only a week before com- 
mencement day. Out of respect to his mem- 
ory class day ami the commencement exer- 
cises for that year were dispensed with. The 
college had been by this time established on 
a firm basis, and for a year after his death 
the management was under the direction of 
Mrs. Edgar, as lady principal, and her ef- 
ficient assistant, Miss Marshall. 

Early in the spring of 1895, the trustees 
of Wilson College were enabled to secure 
another experienced educator, in the person 
of the Rev. Samuel A. Martin, 1). D., who 
was then holding a professorship in Lincoln 
University, Oxford, I'a. Dr. Martin prac- 
tically entered upon the duties of the presi- 
dency before the close of the college year, 
1894-95, his formal inauguration taking 
place May 28, 1895. Great success attended 
the institution during I )r. Martin's admin- 
istration. .Advance and improvement were 
the watch words m every department. In 
the summer of [896, the president's house 
was erected. In 1897 the dormitory known 
as Fletcher I kill, was practically recoil 
Structed. In 189S, Science Hall and Latin 
School were added. In 1899, South College 
was built. In n;uo came the gymnasium, 
and finally came the crowning triumph of 
Dr. Martin's administration, the Thomson 
Music Hall, 'fhe gymnasium is built ••(" 
Cumberland Valley blue limestone, richly 
trimmed with Potomac red sandstone, and 
the music hall of blue limestone, trimmed 
with Seneca sandstone, of a light grey color. 
The Thomson Music Hall is a memorial to 
the late blank Thomson, president of the 



Pennsylvania Railroad, who was a native 
of Chambersburg. Jt was provided by a 

gift from his family. It is in Elizabethan 
style, and is a very handsome structure. The 
scheme of buildings adopted under 1 Jr. Mar- 
tin's administration of seven years has given 
Wilson College an equipment that is fully 
adequate for the needs of a high-grade Col- 
lege tor Women. The improvements in 
apparatus, musical instruments, library and 
furniture have kept pace with the equipment 
in buildings, so that the school which began 
thirty-five years ago with a few students 
is able to accommodate today over three 
hundred, though even now the large pro- 
vision lor dormitories is ii"t sufficient to care 
for all the applicants that seek to matriculate 
at Wilson. 

Dr. Martin resigned the presidency of 
Wilson College in [903, and in the summer 
of that year the trustees 01 the college chose 
M. 11. Reaser, Ph. D., president of 
Lindenwood College, near St. Louis, 
successor. Dr. Reaser, iike his two immed- 
iate predecessors, Dr. Martin and Dr. Ed- 
gar, is an experienced educator, 
chosen the higher education oi women 
life work. 

During the past two years the growth 
of the school has been remarkable. At the 
close of the year 1902-03, there had l>eeu 
a total enrollment of two hundred and sixty- 
six. Last year, after turning away many ap- 
plicants because of lack oi room, the I I 
enrollment had increased to three hundred 
and twenty-two. During the summei 
lowing, additional nxiin^ were provided and 
the dining room was enlarged an 
institution was called upon for 1 
it could supply. The enrollment in tl 1 
1 00 1 05 was not less than three hundred 
and sixty. 

I he course oi study has been raised, and 
a larger election in all the department 



So 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



fered to the students. College athletics 
have been encouraged, and are enthusiasti- 
cally supported by the young ladies. Self- 
government lias been adopted by a practi- 
cally unanimous vote of the student body, 
and has proven itself of inestimable value 
in the government of the school. This is 
equally true of the honor system which has 
been tested during the year just closed. 

The faculty of the institution has been 
kept up to a high standard. The Univer- 
sities of Harvard, Ann Arbor, Chicago. 
Yale, Cornell, Toronto, Uerlin, etc. have 
been called upon for teachers who have had 
special preparation in their respective lines. 
Vassar, Holyoke, and other equally known 
institutions for the education of women have 
also provided members of the faculty of Wil- 
son. The Music Department has been no 
less carefully guarded. Teachers with 
European training, and of wide experience, 
have been employed. 

Wilson College is most favorably lo- 
aned. It occupies a position in the Cum- 
berland Valley, about half-way between the 
mountains on either side. The climate is 
mild and pleasant, nor is the situation dif- 
ficult of access, about one hundred and fifty 
miles from Philadelphia and fifty miles 
from the Slate Capital. It is easily reached 
by either the Pennsylvania Central, from the 
East, West, and North, or by the 1!. and 
O. and other lines from the South. 

Mcdowell family, willi \m 

McDOWELL (born in Ireland in 1680 - 
died at Wright's Ferry on the Susquehanna 
in 1759), the ancestor of the McDowell 
family in Franklin county, emigrated to 

Pennsylvania between 17 1.1 and 1717, and 
settled in Chester county. About 1/35 ' K * 
removed to the Conococheaguc Valley and 

obtained a warrant for ;i plantation at the 
foot of Parncll's Knob, in what is now 



Peters township, Franklin county. Here he 
lived in peace and comfort with bi< large 
family until the beginning of the French 
and Indian War, after Braddock's 
in 1755. As his sons reached manhood they 
settled on farms in the neighborhood, some 
of which were occupied by descendants of 
the pioneer down to the present genet 
Because of the Indian forays of 1755-5 
Mr. McDowell tied to the Susquehanna, and 
died there, his remain- being intern 
the graveyard of Donegal Church, in Lan- 
caster county. He married his wife, Mary, 
in Ireland. Her family name is unknown. 
She died Feb. 18, 1782. William and Mary 
McDowell had issue : 

1. John (II). 

_'. William (III). 

3. Nathan (IV). 

4. James (V). 

5. Thomas (died June -. 1S06) was 
first lieutenant of Capt. James Pat: 

pany in Col. Samuel Culbertson's 
Cumberland County Associators. 1777 : 

6. Sarah married William 
(VI). 

7. Jean married Archibald Irwin 
(VII)." 

8. Margaret (died Jan. 1803) 
ried Robert Newell 1 died March. 6. '' 
they had issue: John; Robert; William: 
Margaret, who married Duncan Campbell; 
Elizabeth, who married Rev. John ' 
Mary ; Agnes : and M 

9. Annabel died April ti, 1S00. 

10. Elizabeth married James 
day (VIII). 

1 1. Sis w. 

(in JOHN McDOWELL (horn about 
1715 — died in Peters townsli ■ 
170.1L son of William ami Mary McDow- 
ell, obtained a warrant for the land on 
he built the mill, famous in frontier I 
as McDowell's Mill. Dec. _•<.. 1752 



BIOGRAPHICAL AXXAI.S OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 8l 

mill was built on the cast side of the west mill the next morning he found one huu- 
branch of the Conococheague, where is sit- dred and sixty men there, hut only forty of 
uated the village long known as Bridgeport, them could he induced to go out in pursuit 
hut now called Markes. When the null of the Indians, who were still in the neigh- 
was built can now he ascertained only ap- horhood. McDowell's hecame a rendezvous 
proximately. The first mention of it in the for the Indian fighters, there being some- 
Colonial annals was in the spring <>f 1755, times as many as tour hundred men there, 
when the road was projected from McDow- hut the fort was not a strong one. and Fort 
ell's Mill to the Three Forks of the Youghio- Loudon was built to replace it. the public 
glieny, for the purpose of furnishing the stores being safely moved from McDowell's 
army under General P.vaddock with supplies, to the new fort, Dec. 26, 1750. McDowell's 
The original mili was a log structure, and fort was rectangular in shape, and was built 
adjacent lo it Mr. McDowell built his dwell- of logs. It stood until LS40. Mr. Mc- 
ing house, also of logs. It was the inten- Dow ell was a ruling elder of the Upper 
tion of the Pennsylvania authorities to have West Conococheague Presbyterian church 
a magazine at McDowell's Mill, with a from Dec. [9, 1707. when he was ordained, 
Stockade around the storehouses, as a base until Jan. 28, 178^. He married Agues 
of supplies for the army that was expected Craig (horn in [717 — died Aug. 8, i7<>o>; 
to capture Fori Duquesne. "I send you thev had issue: 

the plan of the fort or stockade." Governor 1. Mary married Dr. Richard Brown- 
Morris wrote to General Braddock. July 6, son 1 IX i. 

1755, "which 1 shall make by setting logs _>. Agnes married Elias Davidson iX». 

of about ten feet long in the ground, so as 3. Elizabeth (died Dec. 12, iSjj) 

to enclose the storehouses. 1 think - to place married April _\ 1771. Rev. John King 

two swivel guns in two of the opposite 1 horn in Lancaster county, Dec. 5, 1743— 

bastions, which will he sufficient to guard died July 15. 1813), who came to • 

against any attacks of small arms." Three cheague as a teacher in 1760. He was grad- 

days after this letter was written Braddock's uated at the College of Philadelphia (Uni- 

ill-fated expedition came to an end. The versiiv of Pennsylvania) in 170*.. He was 

magazine hecame unnecessary, hut Mr, Mc- pastor of the Upper West Conococl 

Dowell buill a stockade around his mill and Presbyterian Church. 1769-1809. He was 

dwelling house, and the two swivels were an ardent patriot during the Revolution, and 

sent to the fort late in the autumn r>f 1755. was chaplain of Col. Samuel Cullv 

In the meantime came the first Indian foray battalion when in active service. The tle- 

upon the unprotected frontier. The link. ins grce ''i D. D. was conferred upon him bv 

swooped down upon the Big Cove with the Dickinson College in 170.'. X 
torch and the tomahawk, and finding the 4. Margaret married George King 

frontier defenseless, carried their murder- ^ X I 1 . 

ous work into the Conococheague country 5. Catherine 111 rried Nov. 21, 
to within sight of McDowell's Mill. Hear- Hugh Davidson, brother of Elias, who mar- 
ing of the bloody work in the Big Cove, ricd Agnes McDowell. He lived in Bed- 
Sheriff Potter, who lived near Brou-n's Mill, ford county, now Huntingdon, and was 
sent word to the neighbors to meet him at lieutenant colonel <<i the 2nd Batt 
McDowell's. When Potter arrived at the ford County Militia, in 1781, and 



82 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

of the peace, in 1784. He presented the the college, 1769-82. Under the call of 

county of Huntingdon in the State Legis- July 28, 1 777, he served as a private ii 

lature, in 17S7 and 1788, and was appointed Samuel Patton's marching company. After 

an associate judge in 1791. Hugh and leaving the university he went to Lam- 
Catherine Davidson had issue: John, Elias, bridge in Dorchester county, ...1 the Ea< 
Hugh, Nancy, Margaret, Catherine, Alary shore of Maryland, where he enj 
Elizabeth and Arabella. teaching and studied law. Among hi pu- 

(III) WILLIAM McDOWELL (born pils was Charles Goldsborough, afterwar 

in Chester county, in 1722— died in Peters a representative in Congress and Govern., 

township, Sept. 17, r8i2), son of William of .Maryland. The teachei his pu- 

and .Mary McDowell, was an early settler pil with sentiments of esteem and affecti 

at the base of Mt. Parnell, in the Conoco- so marked and so lasting 

cheague valley. Although, sometimes driven friendship resulted, and 

from his home he remained .mi his farm in an interchange of letter 1 

during the greater part of the French and of thirty-five years. Many of tin 

Indian War. His name figures in a curious borough letters were prese 

transaction with Lieut. Charles Grant, com- ieut and are still in existence. Tl 

mandant at Fort Loudon, in 1765. On the the series was written from Phila 

18th of November, while the fort was be- Jan. 19, 1784, and it shows that Mr. Mc- 

sieged by the "Black Boys," he was given Dowel! had just come to the 13 ir of \ • 

the custody of the arms taken from the ter county, Md., but was uncertain whe 

country people, and gave a receipt for five he would engage in practice at Can 

rifles and four smooth bore guns to be held lb- does n-t seem to have full) 

by him until the Governor's pleasure in their mind at the close of the year, for he was 

disposition was known. At the same time admitted to practice in the bran 

Thomas Orbison, William Marshall, John courts at the first trial term in De 

Welsh and Jonathan Smith executed a bond 17S4. He finally retun 

in two hundred pounds, Pennsylvania cur- and entered up tice there 

rency, to protect McDowell against arrest memoranda that were preserve- will 

or actions at law. lie was appointed a jus- Goldsbon ugh letters pi 

tice of the peace for Peters township, Nov. full practice in Dorcl 

3,1778. Fie was a ruling elder of the Upper his clients were his friends. C 

West Conococheague Presbyterian Church borough and John Hem 

from Dec. i<). 1767, until his death. He the first Sen.,; ,|\s in I 

married Mary Maxwell (born in [737- - land. In 1700 he . 

died April 9, [805), daughter of William Si. John's O liege at Annapolis by a 

and Susanna Maxwell, early settlers in the mous vote. lie had •■ 

Conococheague valley. They had issue: professorship oi Mathematics in the c 

1. William (XII). for a short time. He filled tl 

2. JOHN (horn Feb. 11. 1751 died 1S06, when he 

Dec. 22, 1820) was graduated at the College fessor of V ■■ I '" I |, c l*ni- 

of Philadelphia (University of Pennsyl vcrsity of Pennsylvania M 

vania) in 1771. Me spoke the English ora- in which the centennial 

lion at Commencement, lie was a tutor in college was celebrated in 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 83 

merit to his service in behalf of the institu- 1S11), a wealthy Baltimore shipping mer- 
tion. He was in Philadelphia only a few chant, who came to Peters township to live 
months when he was elected provost of the after his marriage; they had no l^-ue. 
university, lie resigned in iSio, because 10. Agnes, born August, 1867, died 
■of ill health, but again performed the duties June 2, 1801. 
•of the office for his successor, Dr. Andrews, 1 r. Patrick (XVI). 
in 1812. He subsequently returned to An- 12. Thomas (XVII). 
napolis, and was again elected principal of (IV) NATHAN McDOWELL 1 born 
St. John's, in 1SJ5, but declined. His last in 1722 — died June 2, 1 80 1 ). son of William 
years were spent at the home of his sister, and Mar}- McDowell, was a farmer and ex- 
Mrs. Maris, in Peters township, where he tensive land owner. He married Catherine 
•died. In his will he bequeathed his Latin, Maxwell, daughter of William and Susanna 
Greek, Mathematical and Philosophical Maxwell; they had issue: 
books to the University of Pennsylvania. 1. Mary (born April 16, 1754 — died 
He never married, but the Goldsborough January, 1828), married Jan. 31. 1775. 
letters show that he was on terms of the John Holliday (born in 1740 — died in 
•closest intimacy with that distinguished 1818), son of James and Elizabeth I Mc- 
Maryland family from his early manhood. Howell) Hollidav (XI). He was the first 
Pie received the degree of LL. 1). from his Chief Burgess of die borough of Chambers- 
Alma Mater. burg; they had no issue. 

3. Susan (born in 1752 — died May 2. William, l>orn May 9. 1750. died 
17, 1839) married Feb. 5, 177S, John Mar- Jan. 30, '17S2. 

tin, a physician of Talbot county, Mary- 3. James, born Aug. 14. 1759. died 

land, and they had issue: James, who mar- April 9, 1789. 

ricd Elizabeth Talbot, daughter of Major 4. John, born Aug. 5, 1761, died Jan. 

Jeremiah Talbot, a Revolutionary soldier, 25, 1785. 

and had William, Jeremiah T. and Matilda 5. SuSAN, born Feb. 12. I/64, died 

Crawford; and William, Mary, Nancy, Jane March 29, 1790. 

and Margaret. 6. Nathan (XVIII). 

4. James, horn in 1754. died young. 7. Maxwell (born Feb. 8. 1771 — 

5. Mary (bom in 1756 died May 9. died in 1848) was a physician; he prac- 
]/(j<)) married October, \jiy). Dr. William ticed a! York. Pa., and afterward at Bal- 
Magaw (born in 1710 — died May 1. 1829), timore, Md., where he died. He married 
son of William and Elizabeth Magaw. He Ruth Bayley (born in 1773), daughter of 
was a distinguished surgeon of the Revolu- John and Hannah (Clark) Bayley. They 
lion. She was his second wife; I hey had no had 'ssue: John, Mary and S 

issue. (V) JAMES McDOWELL <U>rn in 

6. Nathan (XIII). Chester county, in 172S — died Feb. 5. 

7. Alexander (XIV). 181 1 ). son oi William and Mary McD well, 

8. Andrew (XV). was a farmer near Mt. Parncll in Peters 

9. Margaret (born in 1765 — died township. He was an accomplish* 
Feb. 17, 1853) married May 6, 1806, Wit veyor In [769 he was arrested b> i 
thias Maris (born in German township. Holmes, of Cumberland county, on sus- 
Philadelphia, May to, 1747 — died Oct. 0. picion oi being concerned with his brother- 



84 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

in-law, Capt. James Smith, in tlic capture May iS, 1828J married Maj 5, 1795, Dan- 

of Fort Bedford. He was an Associate iel McLene (died in 1809), son of James 

Judge of Franklin county, 1791-181 1. Judge and Christian (Brown) McLene. They 

McDowell married June, 1701. Jane Smith, had is.-aie: James; Robert; Jane, who mar- 

a sister of Col. James Smith, the hero of ried Joseph Dunlap; Phanuel, who married 

"Border Life," and captain of the "Black John Graham; and Mary, Annabelle and 

Boys." They had issue: Sarah. 

1. Robert (born June 13, 1766 — died 9. Makgaki:t, l*>rn June 8, 1772, 
Oct. 10, 1806) was a farmer. lie married Dec. 8, 1819. 

Elizabeth Irwin, daughter of Joseph and (VI) SARAH McDOWELL 1 l-.m 

Violet (Porter) Irwin; they had issue: Nov. 30. 1738 — died Sept. 5. 1805), daugh- 

James; Thomas; John; Margaretta; Wall- ter of William and Mary Mel)' veil, mar- 

iam 1'.; Jane, who married James Dunlap ried Dec. 29, 1759. William Piper (born 

(Bard Family); and Violet, who died in West Pennsboro township, Cumberland 

young'. count}-, Oct. 31, 1735 — lUc '' J an - 7- ! 793)< 

2. James, horn June 5, 1768, died Nov. a captain in Col. Clayton's regiment in 17' 3, 

4, 1770. and served in Col. Bouquet's expedition. In 

3. William Smith (XIX). 176S he settled on the West Branch of the 

4. James (XX). Susquehanna, on one oi his grants fi 

5. Mary (born April 5, 1762 — died the Province for his services in the French 
Aug - . 7, 1821) married Thomas Campbell and Indian War. The Indian fora_\ s dur- 
(l)orn in 1751 — died April 5, 1816), son ing the Revolution drove him back to the 
of James and Rebecca (Brown) Campbell. Cumberland Valley, and he died in Peters 
lie was a captain in the "Flying Camp." township, lie was commissionei i excise 
and was captured at Fort Washington, Nov. for Cumberland county, in 1778 v Capt 
16, 1770. lie laid out the village of St. William and Sarah (McDowell) Piper had 
Thomas, formerly called "Camphellstow n." one daughter : 

They had issue: Jean, who married Joseph 1. Margaret, married 1 first) William 

McKean ; and Elizabeth and Rebecca Brown. Smith; (second) James Irwin (XXI). 

6. Annabelle (born Dec. 24, 1783— (VTI) JEAN McDOWELL 

died Dec. 22. 1807) married Major John near Mt. Parnell, April to. 1736 — died Aug 

Johnston (bom in 1747 — died Oct. 21. 6, 1S14). daughter of William and 

1826), son of James and Nancy t Walpole) McDowell, married in 1757. Archibald Irwin 

Johnston. She was his second wife. (born prohablv on the C 

7. Jam-" (born Feb. 13, 1771 — died Pennsboro township, in 1734 — •'. 
Jan. 23. 1847) married (first) April 30, sy in the winter of 179S— 99). s 1 
1789, Dane Bard (born Feb. 8. 17112 — died and Jean Irwin, pioneer settlers in tl 

July 28, 1800). son of Richard and Cath- berland Valley, near Hagcrstown. ut- 
erine (Roe) Bard. No issue. She mar- afterward removed to Petei 
ried (second), Sept. 7, 1807, Col. John Archibald Irwin was ensign ■ ■:' Capl 
Findlay (born March 31. 1766 died Nov. Steel's company in the K 

5, 1838), son of Samuel and Jean (Smith) lion under Colonel Armstrong, in 175 
Findlay, She was his second wife. quartermaster of Col. Samuel I nil rts n's 

8. Sarah (horn Oct. 13, 1773 -died battalion. Cumberland G>nnt> 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



85 



1777-80. He built a fine stone duelling 
house, still standing, and a flour and saw 
mill on the west branch of the Conoco- 
cheague, in Montgomery township. To the 
mills lie gave the name of "Irwinton Mills." 
Archibald and Jean Irwin had issue: 

1. James (XXI). 

2. William (born Feb. 5, 1766 — died 
July 16, 1824), removed to Cincinnati. He 
married Dec. 5, 1787, Mary Smith, daugh- 
ter of Robert and Grizzel ( Newel 1) Smith, 
and they had issue: William: James Find- 
lay; Jane, who died unmarried, April 12, 
1852; Harriet, who married Thomas Sloo; 
and Louise, who married Lewis Whiteman. 

3. Archibald (XXII). 

4. John, baptized April 3, 1774. clietl 
June 8, 1779. 

5. Mary married Matthew Van Lear 

(XXIII); 

6. Margaret, born Sept. 10, 1761, 
died unmarried. 

7. Nancv married William Findlay 
(XXIV). 

8. Elizabeth married Robert Smith 
(XXV). 

9. Jane (born June 22, 1769) mar- 
ried June 15, i 707. James Findlay (born 
near Mercersburg in 1770 — died at Cincin- 
nati), son of Samuel and Jean (Smith) 
Findlay, and brother of Gov. William Find- 
lay, who married Nancy Irwin (XXIV). 
IK removed to Ohio in 1705. and was 
mayor of Cincinnati. 1805-00, and 1X10-II. 
He commanded a regiment in the war of 
1812 and was at Hull's surrender. During 
the war he erected hurt Findlay on the 
south branch of nianchard's Fork, as a pro- 
tection against the savages and the English. 
In recognition of his services he was made 
a brigadier-general of the Ohio militia. 
Gen. Findlay was a member of Congress, 
1825-33. 



(VIII) ELIZABETH McDOWLT.L. 
daughter of William and Mary McDowell, 
married (first) James Holliday (born in 
Ireland — died June 9. 17571. son of John 
Holliday, a pioneer of Peters township. He 
was lieutenant of Capt. John Steel's com- 
pany, and participated in the Kittanning ex- 
pedition in 1750. 1U- commanded a detach- 
ment sent to reconnoitre the mountains west 
of Fort Loudon, June 9, 1757. and was sur- 
prised atifl killed by the Indians in the Big 
Cove. James and Elizabeth Holliday had 
issue : 

1. John married Mary McDowell 
(IV— 1). 

2. William died before 1701. 

3. Samuel ( I>orn March 24. 1745 — 
died Nov. 10, 1 84 1 ). removed to the rrestpie 
Isle settlement in 1795. and became a prom- 
inent citizen of Erie. Although past the mil- 
itary age he served in the war of 1812. He 
married Jennet Campbell (born Inly. 1755 — 
died June 27, 1851 ). daughter of William 
and Jane Campbell, of Mercersburg: they 
had issue: John, Samuel, William. Elizabeth, 
Jane and Lucinda. Major S. I'. Holliday. oi 
Erie, is a descendant oi William. 

Mrs. Holliday married (second), before 
1702. Daniel McAllister, s, .;i of Archibald 
and Jane (McClure) McAllister, pionei 
Cumberland county: they had issne : Mary, 
born in 1760, married William McClure. and 
removed to the Monongahela; Jane, bom in 
1702. married William McClure. brother oi 
William, and lived near Jersey Shore; and 
Elizabeth married John Mitchell, who lived 
in Virginia, and afterward in Kentucky. 
Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell was - Eliza- 

beth McAllister and John Mitchell. 

(IX) MARY McDOWELL (born in 
1743 — died April jj. 1833), daughter oi 
John ami Ague: - . (Craig) McDowell, mar- 
ried Dr. Richard Brown son (died Marcl 



86 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

1790), a nephew of Dr. Nathan Brownson, marriage he had issue: John Allis< 

deputy surveyor of hospitals for the South- July 4, 1812, died March 28, 1841 ; E!ia 3 

ern Army, 1781-83, and governor of Wilkin, horn July 17, 1814, died May 7, 

Georgia. He came to Peters township be- 1865; and Elizabeth Lydia (born Oct. i, 

for the Revolution, where he practiced med- 1818 — died Sept. 3, i8f>oj, married Jan. 30, 

icine. lie was surgeon of Col. Samuel Oil- 1S50. William Dorris, of Huntingdon, and 

bertson's battalion, Cumberland County As- had William Wilkin and John I' 
sociators, 1777-80. Dr. Richard and Mary 3. John M. (XXVIII). 

Brownson had issue : 4. William. 

1. Nancy married Col. John Findlay 5. Nancy married Lazarus Browrr 
(XXVI). (died Dec. 1842), son of George and Agnes 

2. John (XXVII). (Maxwell) Erown : they had issue: George. 

3. TIMOTHY, born in 1771, died Aug. Thomas, William. Maxwell and Nancy. 

1, 1777. 6. Elizabeth married Patrick Mc- 

4. Abigail, born in 1773, died unmar- Dow ell (XVI). 

ried, May 12, 1816. 7. Mary married Rev. Robert Ken- 

5. Asa died unmarried, in Cincinnati, nedy ( Kennedy Family). 

Sept. io, 1805. (XI) MARGARET McDOWELL, 

6. Nathan, born Oct. 2, 1776, died un- daughter of John and Agnes 'Craig) Mc- 
married Jan. 26, 1856. Dowell, married June 6, 1786. George King 

7. Elizabeth, bom in 1779, died un- (bom in Lancaster county, in 1758 — died 
married, April 3, 1845. March 24. 1840). a brother of R 

(X) AGNES McDOWELL (born Sept. King. He settled in Peters townshi] 

9, 1740- -died June 9, 1790), daughter of had issue: 

John and Agues (Craig) McDowell, mar- 1. Robert (born in 1792 — di< 

ried March 0, 1771, Elias Davidson (born in 29, 1856), was captain of the Mercei 

1736 — died April 15, 1806), who came to the Light Infantry, and was postmaster at Mer- 

Conococheague valley as a young man, and cersburg, 1827-29. He married Jan. 1. 

was a captain in the "Flying Camp" in 177'', 1S24, Jane Skile- (died Pec. 25, 1857). and 

and of Col. .Abraham Smith's battalion, they had issue: James C John S. (a physi- 

Cumbeiland County Associators, 1777-79. cian) and George Davidson (died in Cali- 

After the Revolution he became an extensive fornia). 

land owner, and owned a large numbei of 2. John McDowell, born ii 

slaves. He was a ruling elder in the Pres 3. James (1- rn in 1/97) m 

byterian church at Greencastle. Elias and 24. 1823, Jane M 

Agnes Davidson had issue: John McDowell. 

1. Patrick. 4. George McLavghlin, b rn in 

..'. El.IAS (bom in Antrim township — • 1800. 
died September, 1828) married (first) 5. Agnes Craig married • Car 

Nancy Allison (born Dec. 14. 1780 died son (XXIX). 

Dee. 25, [818), and (second) Rebecca Alii- (XII) Wll 1 1 AM McDOWELL I 1 

sou (bom April 1. 1780 — died June 22, in 1750- -died Jw.w 10. 1835). f n ■ Will- 

1824). both daughters oi Col. John and iam and Mary (Maxwell) McDowell, was 

Elizabeth (Wilkin 1 ) Allison. Bv his first a distinguished s Idiei ftheRevolut 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. g 7 

was appointed second lieutenant in the ist (second), July 18, 1855. Margaret In in 

Regiment Pennsylvania Line, May 13, 1777; Brownson (born Feb. 12, 1812 — die! Aug. 

promoted to be first lieutenant, March 22, 31, 1875 J, daughter of John and 

1778; transferred to the 2d Pennsylvania, (Smith) Brownson. 

Jan. 1, 1783, and served to Nov. 3, 1783. 7. Matthew Van Lear, born in 1798, 

He was in most of the battles of Washing- died in 1823. 

ton's army from the campaign around Phil- 8. Nathan, bum in 1802. died 

adelphia to the capture of Yorktown, and 1, 1803. 

he was one of the forlorn hope that surprised (XIII ) NATHAN McDOWELL 
Stony Point. After the surrender of Corn- (born in 1759 — died Feb. 1. 1830 1. I 
wallis be participated in the Southern cam- William and Mary (Maxwell) McDi well, 
paign. His journal, which he began at York, served as a private in ("apt. Samuel 
Pa., May 26, 17X1, and closed with his re- marching company under the call of July 28, 
turn to his father's house in Peters town- 1777, and a second time in 1778. In 17 
ship, Dec. 21, 1782, is a full record of the was appointed an ensign of the Pennsylvania 
operations of Gen. Wayne's command in the quota in Lieut. Col. Josiab Harm.".; 
South for a period covering nearly two years, ment of Federal militia, designed :■ 
It is preserved in the Pennsylvania Archives, the Western frontier from Indian forays. Mis 
2d Series, Vol. XV. After the Revolution original commission was dated Oct. : 
Capt. McDowell settled on his farm in his The regiment was stationed at Fort Mcln- 
native township. When Baltimore was tosh. While serving under Lieut. Col. Mar- 
threatened by the British in 1814, this vet- mar, a detachment of which he bad the 
cran officer of the Revolution served as a mand was attacked by the Tawawa ai 
private in Capt. Thomas Bard's company, pewa Indians, but in consequence of a « 
Capt. McDowell married Feb. 8, 1786, Eliza- defense the assailants were repulsed with 
both Van Lear (died June 14, 1814), and considerable loss. By this engagement the 
they had issue: victors were reduced by killed. v\ 

1. Mary MaxWELL, born Now 24, missing to ten in number, having ch; 
1786, died unmarried. May 4, 1840. six prisoners taken in the contest. In thi< 

2. Elizabeth, born in 1788, died July, perilous situation they remained until rein- 
1803. forced from the main army. On joining the 

3. Jane Van Lear married Patrick army Mr. McDowell received the than! 

M. Davidson (XXVIIJ — 1). Gen. llarmar for his spirited defense and 

4. WlLLIAM (XXXV gallant conduct. As .1 soldier iie v.. 

5.' Margaret, born in 1704. died collected and intrepid, and by his urbanity o 

March 11, 1853. manner he endeared himself to all li 

6. John (born in 1796— died Nov. 1 1, panions in arms. After leaving the army h< 

}Hjo) removed to Delavan, 111. lie mar- returned to his home in Peter- township, 

ried (first) June 23, 1S42, Agnes (Nancy) where the rest of his life was spent. : 

McDowell (horn in 1S06— died June 10, ricd Mary McLauahan (dii 10 tSiRV 

1845), daughter o\ Patrick and Elizabeth daughter oi John and Rel 

(Davidson") McDowell, and they had issue: McLanahan; they bad issue: 
Mary Alice (died July 7, 1X44") and Eliza- 1. WlLLIAM (born Jan. 28. 

beth; twins, born May 30.0X43. He married died May o. 1825) served in ( 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Flanagan's company for the defense of Bal- 
timore in 1814. He married Martha Gal- 
lagher, daughter of Alexander Gallagher, 
and they had issue: Eliza Robison (burn 
March 6, 1821) married in [843, Andrew X. 
Rankin, and had issue: Adella, Margaret, 
William M., Andrew 15., and Arie Alcesta; 
and Mary McLanahan. 

2. Sarah, born Sept. 19, 1794. died 
° ct - 3. '794- 

3. Sarah (born Jan. 25, 1796 — died 
Oct. 1 6, 1856) married George \Y. Eaker 
(born Nov. 14, 1796— died March 4, 1849), 
son of George and Mary Eaker, of Welsh 
Run. George Eaker was a Revolutionary 
soldier. George VV. and Sarah ( McDowell) 
Eaker had issue: Nathan McDowell, horn 
April 1, 1832, died July 22, 1845. 

4- Mary Maxwell, horn Dec. 17, 
1797. died March 18, 1843. 

5. Susanna Bella, born Nov. 16, 
1799, died June 25, 1800. 

6. John McLanahan (XXXI). 
7- Nathan (XXX II ). 
8. Rebecca Margaret married Will- 
iam M. Riddle [ Riddle Family]. 

(XIV) ALEXANDER McDOWELL 
(born in the Conococheague Valley in 1760 
— died at Franklin, Venango County, Jan. 4, 
1816), son of William and Mary ( Maxwell 1 
McDowell, adopted surveying as a profes- 
sion. In [794, he went to Venango county 
as a deputy surveyor and agent for the Hol- 
land Land Company, lie made his home 
on the site oi Franklin, building himself a 
log house that was without windows or 
doors. He took his family to his new home 
in 171)7. A few years later he built a new 

weather-boarded house, winch was com- 
pleted in 1802. This house stood on the 
edge of the bluff overlooking French creek, 
and it was not demolished until 1874. At 
the lime that Colonel McDowell settled at 
Franklin there were many Indians in the 



neighborhood, hut they j^ave the McDowells 
no trouble beyond the noise that attended 
their debauches. Colonel McDowell was' 
well acquainted with Cornplanter, tl • 

mous Indian chief, whose friendship he ■■'.,- 
tamed through his fairness in survey:::, 
chief's land on the Allegheny. His 
with the early white s Ct tleis was equally 
marked. He was a justice of the peace, and 
was the general arbiter in settling the differ- 
ences between man and man. He was a 
gentleman of the old school, sedate ai I 
nified. Colonel McDowell married in 1795, 
Sarah Parker (horn in 1762— died Septem- 
ber, 1865), a native of Philadelphia. Mrs. 
McDowell's tombstone hears testimony of 
her remarkable age of 103 years. She was 
a woman small in stature, graceful in form 
and beautiful in feature. Col. Alexander and 
Sarah McDowell had issue: 

1. Elizabeth, born in 1796, died in 
1808. 

2. Susan, horn in 179S: died in 1806. 

3. Margaretta (born in 1799 — died 
Jan. 28, 1825) married in December, 1819, 
Archibald Tanner. They had issue: Sa 
Parker, born July 3, 1 82 1 . died June 3, 1849; 
and Laura Margaret, bom Sen;. 9, 1823, 
married Glenni VV. Scofiekl. born March 11. 
1817), member of Congress. 1S63-75. 

4 Sarah (born in t8oi — died July 21, 
[82] I married Alexanders. Hays. 

5. Thomas Skelly (XXXIII). 

6. William t,b ,>: " Jan. 25. 180; — 
died April 21, 1839). married Elvin 
Nutt, and they had issue: Sarah and Her- 
bert. 

7. Alexander ( XXXIV). 

8. Parker (XXXV), 

9. Mary, born in 1S13. died in 1820 
(XV) ANDREW McDOWELL (born 

in 1701— died Jan. 13, 1840). son of 

iam and Mary (Maxwell) McDowell, was 

graduated M . D. from the Medical Di 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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merit of the University of Pennsylvania, in 
1787. He was for a brief period professor 
of Latin and Greek in the University, but 
soon after receiving his medical degree he 
settled at Chambersburg, where he was in 
active and successful practice for more than 
forty years. He was physician to the Frank- 
lin county poor-house, 181 5- 18, and 1829-30. 
He was one of the founders of the first med- 
ical society in the county, organized in 1825. 
Admonished by advancing years he finally 
relinquished his practice, and made his home 
with his son. Dr. John McDowell, at Mer- 
cersburg. Dr. McDowell married May 9, 
1793, Agnes McPherson (born in 1765 — 
died Nov. 9, 1827), daughter of Col. Robert 
and Agnes (] Miller ) McPherson, of York. 
They had issue : 

i. William M. (bom in 1704 — died 
Sept. 21, 1825) studied law, but the record 
of his admission to the Bar has been lost. He 
was clerk to the County Commissioners, 
1811-15, and prosecuting attorney, 1S15-19. 
He served in Capt. Samuel 1). Culbertson's 
company for the defense of Baltimore in 
1814. His uncle, John McDowell. PL. 1)., 
in 1820, left $300 in trust for him for the 
purchase of law books, if he chose to con- 
tinue to pursue his profession. 

2. John (XXXVI). 

3. Agnes M. married Otho Williams. 
i(XXXVII). 

4. Robert M. (XXXVIII). 

5. Andrew N. (XXXIX). 

6. Mary Maxwell married Samuel 
Bailey, and they had issue: Andrew Mc- 
Dowell, who married Elizabeth Breading 
Dalzell, and had Otho Williams, Mary Mc 
Powell, Robert Dalzell. Kate Dalzell and 
Alice. 

(xvi) Patrick Mcdowell 

(born Feb. 10, 1770 -died April 24, 184I >), 
sou of William and Mary (Maxwell) Mc- 
Dowell, was a fanner and hotel keener at the 



"White House," near St. Thomas. He mar- 
ried Nov. 22, 1803. Elizabeth Davidson 
(born May. 1780 — died Aug. 2, 1851), 
daughter of Elias and Ague.-. 1 McDowell) 
Davidson ; they had issue : 

1. Agnes married John McDowell 
(XII— 6). 

2. Mary Maxwell, born in 1807, died 
Nov. 1, iS'jo. 

3. William Andrew, born Nov. 1, 
181 1, died Nov. 17, 1835. 

4. Elizabeth King (born in 1813) 
married March 26, 1835, William Campbell 
(born June 15, 1802 — died Jan. 13. 1840), 
and they had issue: Sarah M., born 
April, 1837. died Nov. 23, 1857; and 
Elizabeth 1)., born May 31, 1S38, died 
June 13, 1857. 

5. Elias Davidson (born in 1815) 
kept a hotel near Mt. Parnell ; he married 
Mary Earl. 

6. Margaret (born in 1817 — died 
Sept. 2, 1866) married Dr. Mathias Man-. 

(xvii) thomas Mcdowell 

(born in 1772 — died Aug. 4, 1851), soi 
William and Mary (Maxwell) McDowell. 
was a fanner in Peters township, and a rul- 
ing elder of the Upper West Conococheague 
Presbyterian Church, from 1814 until his 
death. He married March 12, 1807. Mary 
Craig Davidson (born in 1784 — died Oct. 
31, 185.O, daughter of Elias and 
(McDowell) Davidson. They had issue : 

1. Mary Maxwell married (first) 
Dr. William Humphreys; (second) Rev, A. 
K. Nelson (XL). 

2. Catherine Davidson (bom April 
2. [811— died Oct. 21. 180.O. married Nov. 
1. 1842, Rev. Nathan Crier White (born in 
Fagg's Manor. April 11. 1810 — died S 
20. 1895), son of Rev. Robert and N 
(Grier) White. He was graduated at Dick- 
inson College and the Princeton 
Seminary, and was pastor of the Mc 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



nellsburg Presbyterian Church for thirty 
years, 1834-64. He afterward served con- 
gregations at Williamsburg and New Haven, 
Pa. She was his second wife. They had 
issue: Thomas Henry, born Oct. 26, 1845, 
married Clara V. Ake; Anna Mary, born 
June 26, 1848, married William L. Neff ; and 
Edwin McCrea, born Aug. 31, 1850, died 
May 8, 1859. 

3. William H. (XLI). 

4. Hugh Davidson, born September, 
1814, died Feb. 16, 1840. 

5. John Alexander, born in 1819. 

6. Susan Agnes, born June 21, 1822, 
died June 18, 1843. 

(XVIII) NATHAN McDOWELL 
(born Dec. 19, 1767 — died Oct. 21, 1820), 
son of Nathan and Catherine (Maxwell) 
McDowell, was a farmer. He married 
March 14, 1792, Jean Irwin, daughter of Jo- 
seph and Violet (Porter) Irwin; they had 
issue : 

Catherine married Otho Williams. 

Mary J., born Aug. 16, 1795. 

James, born Aug. 27, 1797, died in 



1. 
2. 

3- 

1798. 

4- 
5- 
6. 

7- 
8. 



Martha I., born March 1, 1799. 

Nathan (XLII). 

Matilda, bom April 13, 1804. 

Joseph Irwin, born Jan. 28, 1806. 

John H., born April 18, 1808. 
(XIX) WILLIAM SMITH Mr 
DOWELL (born Oct. 20, 1776 — died Jan. 
23, 1S34), son of James and Jane (Smith) 
McDowell, was a fanner in Peters township: 
be was a member of the State Legislature, 
1833-34. He married Mary Erwin (born 
Jan. 8, 1781 — died Jan. 4, i860), and they 
had issue : 

1. Mary Holmes (born in 1806) mar- 
ried James Campbell. 

2. Alexander Erwin (XI 111). 

3. ROBERT, born in 1812, went West. 

4. William Erwin (XL1VL 



5. Jane Elizabeth (bom in 1816; 
married Jacob Shellenberger. 

6. Annabella Johnston married 
Thomas Gillan [Gillan Family]. 

7. James McDowell, born Aug. 2},, 
1826, died Sept. 4. 1S77. 

(XX) JAMES McDOWELL (born 
Dec. 6, 1782— died April 8, 1861), son of 
James and Jane (Smith) McDowell was 
reared on his father's farm at Mt. Parnell, 
and was a farmer. He was first lieut 
of Capt. Thomas Bard's company, which 
marched to the defense of Baltimore in 
and when the Franklin County companies 
were organized into a regiment he became 
its adjutant. He married Oct. 27. 1813, 
Mary Poe Dunlap (born Jan. 20. 1789 — 
died Oct. 9. 1876), daughter of James 
Mary (Bard) Dunlap; they had issue: 

1. Mary Bard, born Aug. 14. 1814, 
died unmarried, Feb. 13. 1871. 

2. James Dunlap (born March 16, 
1816 — died unmarried Oct. 9. 1887) v; ,c 
educated in the neighborhood schools, fn 
early life he followed surveying and : 

ing. As a teacher he was held in great es- 
teem. In politics he was a Whig and 
publican. He was very active in the W ' ig 
campaign of 1S4S. In 1851. he was a can- 
didate for the Whig nomination for 
thonotary, but was defeated in I 
convention. He was electe I an As- 
Judge in 1871, and served until ; v " 
the last Associate Judge of the county. He 
was elected a member of the 
1880. and was one oi the Independent Re- 
publicans who refused to support the c 
nominee for United States Senal 
82. He was postmaster at Mt. Parnell. 
1878-80, 

3. Jake Smith married Charles 
[Gillan Family]. 

4. Sarah Mart. \kit. born July 26, 
1819, died unmarried Oct. 11. s *.'. 



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5. Elizabeth Olivia, born Sept. 21, 
1821, died unmarried Dec. 16, 1878. 

6. William Findlay, born June 23, 
1824, died Feb. 5, 1890. 

7. Robert Holmes, born Oct. 8, 1826, 
lived in St. Thomas. 

8. Catharine Foe (born July 12, 
1828 — died Oct. 19, 1890) married Alex- 
ander C. Armstrong. 

(XXI) MARGARET PIPER d>orn 
April 3, 1765 — died Feb. 20, 1852), daugh- 
ter of William and Sarah (McDowell) 
Piper, was the subject of a charming de- 
scription in the diary of the Rev. Mr. Fithian, 
a Presbyterian minister. "There is no one 
in' the society." he wrote July 13 .1775, "but 
my little Wain that can tell you what is ef- 
fectual calling. Indeed this little Wain is a 
lovely girl. She is an only child just ten 
years old. She seems to me to he remark- 
ably intelligent; reads very clear, attends 
well to the quantity of words; has a sweet, 
nervous accent. Indeed I have not been so 
lately pleased as with this rosy-checked Mi^s 
Peggy Piper." She married (first) Sept. 2. 
1783, William Smith (born in 1764 — died 
April, 1786). son of William and Mary 
(Smith) Smith, who inherited the site of 
Mercersbnrg. which he was engaged in lay- 
ing out as a town when he died. He was 
lieutenant of Capt. William Huston's com- 
pany in Col. Samuel Culhertson's battalion. 
Cumberland County Associators in 1780. 
They had one daughter : 

1. Sarah married John Brownson 
(XXVII). 

Mrs. Smith married (second) Dec 5. 
1787, Janie^ Irwin (horn April 14. 175S — 
died Nov. 0. 1843), son of Archibald and 
Jean (McDowell) Irwin, a private in the 
Revolution and assistant commissarv with 
the western army. He was born in York 
County, owing to the flight of hi^ parents 



from the French and Indians. James and 
Margaret Irwin had issue: 

1. Archibald, born Oct. 9, 1788, died 

May 31. J/97- 

2. Mary Smith (born Jan. 0, 1790 — 
died June 12, 1863) married James McClel- 
land (horn July 29, 1776 — died April 27, 
1863), son of John and Sidney 1 K 
McClelland. They had issue: John: Sidney, 
who married Matthew Sims Van Lear; and 
Margaret Irwin. 

3. William (born Nov. 24, 1 79 1 ) 
married Ann Hamilton, and they had issue: 
Mary, Ann. Sarah. William P., John, Mar- 
garet. Elizabeth and James. 

4. John, horn Feb. 1, 1794, died Oct. 
13. 183*8. 

5. James, born March 2S. 1797. died 
March 4, 1 708. 

6. Archibald James (born Dec. 15, 
1798— -died in St. Louis. Nov. 14, - 7 
married Mary Stuart Hunter, daughter of 
Charles Hunter. 

7. Matthew (horn Sept. 5. 1800 — - 
died Nov. 22, 1869) was for many \^ 
popular school teacher at Mercersburg. He 
married Florence Wilson, and they ! 

sue: Margaret ; Mary McClelland, who mar- 
ried Thomas A. Crcigh ; Elizabeth Wilson; 
Emmeline Van Lear; James McClelland : and 
Ada Jane. 

8. Jane F., horn June 30. iS< 7 
April 12, 1852. 

(XXII) ARCHIBALD IRWIN 
Feb. 13. 1772 — died March 3. 1840V - 1 i 
Archibald and Jean (McDowell) Irwin, in- 
herited "Irwinton Mills" under his father's 
will. He was a prominent man in th« 
ocochcague Valley. He married (first 
11. 1708, Mary Ramsey (lv>rn Mar. 
1781 — died Feb. 10. 1813), daughter of 
Major James and Elizabeth 1 Porte- "> 
sev. Major R.inncv built the mill on the 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



West Conococheaguc, two mik-s above "Ir- 
winton Mills," now known as Hiester's Mill. 
Archibald and Mary Irwin had issue: 

i. James Ramsey (bom at "Irwinton 
Mills," Dec. i, 1800— died in the City "f 
.Mexico, Jan. jo, 1848), was graduated at the 
Military Academy at West Point, in 1825. 
lie served in t he Seminole War, 1836-38. 
.and was a captain in the 1 st Artillery, U. S. 
A., at tlie beginning of the war with Mexico. 
In the Mexican War, he was quartermaster 
■of the army under Major General Scott, and 
was present at the battles of Cerro Gordo, 
■Churubusco, Molino del Key, Cbapultepec, 
•and the capture of the City of Mexico. 

2. Jane (horn July 23, 1804 — died 
May 11, 1846) married Feb. 8, 1824, Will- 
iam Henry Harrison, (born in [802 — died 
in 1838), son of Gen. William 11. and Anna 
(Symmes) Harrison, a lawyer in Cincin- 
nati. When General Harrison became Pres- 
ident of the United States his son's widow 
accompanied him to Washington, and dur- 
ing his brief administration was mistress of 
the White J [ouse, The younger William 1 1, 
and Jane Harrison had two suns: lames 
Findlay and William Henry. James Find- 
lay Harrison married (first) Carrie Alston, 
and they had issue: James F., William A. 
and William 11.. all dead. He married (sec- 
■ond) .Mice Miriam Kennedy, ami they bad 
issue: Jam- Alice. John Scott, William 11.. 
Mary Randolph, James F. and Archibald 
Irwin. William 1 lenry 1 tarrison 111. died in 
18.4,1). Mrs. Jane Harrison married (sec- 
ond) Lew is Whileman, 

3. John Ramsey (born May 22, 1807) 
married \nna Eaton. 

4. Archibald (bun May 22, 1807- - 
died September, 1852) married Martha 
Sumwault. 

5. ELIZABETH married John Scott Har- 
rison (XLV). 

Mr. Irwin married (second) Dec. i;, 



1813, Sidney Gtrubb— (born March 9, 1789 
— died March 30, 1869), daughter of Joseph 
and Jane (McClelland) Grubb, and they 
had issue : 

1. Joseph Grubb, born Oct. io, 1814. 

died unmarried. 

j. William Findlay I born July S. 
1817 — died Dec. 27, [900) married Harriet 
Irwin Whileman, daughter of Lewis and 
Louisa (Irwin) Whiteman. and they had 
issue: Archibald I.. Lewi- W.. Louisa. Jane 
Findlay. Kate and Harriet. 

3. Mary Jane, born Oct. 16, 1819, 
died Dec. 21, 1836. 

4. Nancy Isabella (born April 9, 
1822 — died Feb. 12. 1845) married Cephas 
Bell Huston (born in 1820), - 11 of William 
and Mary Ann (Bell) Huston. The) 
issue : Mary Cowan, who married Ira Harris. 
and had Ira and Louise; and. Jane Whiteman 
who married Rev. John Dixon, D. 1). 

Jan. 25, 1847), a Presbyterian minister, and 
bad Huston and Marion. 

5. Louisa married Charles B. Maclay 
[ Maclay Family ] . 

6. Sarah Ellen (born Oct. 7. iSjS 
died Sept. 13. 1889) married Nov. 2, 1859. 
Dr. Frisby S. Newcomer (born Dec. 10, 
1S28- died Sept. 13. 1889). -'ii of Mart::; 
and Mary (Snively) Xewcomer. They bad, 
issue: Mary. Nancy and C, 

7. Sidney (bom Feb. jo. 1833 — died 
Jan. 10, 1865) married John Grubb, 
they had issue: Archibald Irwin and William 
Irw in. 

(XXIII) MARY IRWIN (born Feb 
14, 1760 — died June 28. 182S), daughter of 
Archibald and Jean (McDowell) Irwin, 
married December. 1782. Matthew Van 
Lear (bom in Lancaster county in 1 755 
died in Washington county, Mil., July 23, 
1823). son of John Van 1 car, was a mer- 
chant in e.n !\ life but spent his later > e 
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iamsport, Md., comprising a tract of twelve 
hundred acres. This estate was not di- 
vided until 1862. He erected the well-known 

Van Lear mansion on the road between 
Hagerstown and Williamsport. Matthew 
and Mary Van Lear had issue: 

1. Jane (horn Feb. 16, 1784 — died 
March 20. 1828) married November, 1802, 
John Ramsey (horn Jan. 19. 177'; — died at 
Maysville, Ky.. in 1833), son of Major 
James and Elizabeth (Porter) Ramsey, was 
the founder of Ligonier, in Westmoreland 
county, which lie named "Ramseytown," and 
later kept a hotel at Pittsburgh, where lie en- 
tertained Genera! Lafayette, in 1825. They 
had issue: James. Matthew, John, Mary 
Jane, F.liza Jane. Sarah Louisa, Sophia 
Alice, Nancy Caroline. Susan Emma and 
Frances Harriet. 

'2. John* (h"rn Nov. 18, 1786 — died 
unmarried April 24, 1857) was a merchant 
■in Baltimore, and afterward president and 
later cashier of the Washington county 
(Md.) Bank. 

3. Mary (born Feb. 9, 1790 — died 
June 12, 1818) married Jan. 12, 1815, John 
Finley, son of Ebenezer Finley, a merchant 
of Baltimore. 

4. ELIZA (horn Feb. 9, 1700) married 
Oct. 3, 1809. Michael A. Finley (born in 
1786— died March 25, 1848), son of Eben- 
ezer Finley, a physician at Williamsport, 
Maryland. 

5. William (born Jan. 26, 1704 -died 
May, 1837) was a physician at Williamsport, 
Md. lie married Susan Graham (horn in 
i8cx) — died December, 18551. of Bedford, 
Pa. They had issue: John, William G., Ed- 
ward W., John Horace. Matthew and Mary 
Irwin. 

(>. Matthkw Sims (born July 8. 1705 
— died Dec, 10, 1852), married Aug. 20. 
18.13, Sidney McClelland (horn Aug. 20. 



1818 — died Feb. 7, 1864), daughter of 

James and Mary (Smith) McClelland. 

7. James, horn Dec. 16, 17'/'- died un- 
married, July 20, [820. 

8. Horatio Nelson, horn Sept. 6, 
1798, died unmarried, Aug. 20, 1823. 

9. Joseph Sims, horn April 10, 1S00. 
died unmarried, Oct. 21, 1859. 

to. Sophia married Archibald I. Find- 
lay (XXIV— 2). 

(XXIV) NANCY IRWIN 1 horn April 
-'/• 1763 — 'lied July 27, 1824), daughter < i 
Archibald and Jean McDowell Irwin, mar- 
ried Dec. 7. 1791, William Findlay ( born at 
Mercersburg, June 20, 1768 — died Nov. 12, 
1846). son of Samuel and Jean (Smith) 
Findlay, a member of the Pennsylvania Leg- 
islature, 1803-07: State Treasurer. 1807-17: 
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1817-20; and 
United States Senator, 1821-27. William 
and Nancy Findlay had issue: 

1. Samuel (born in 1797 — di« 
married, at Pittsburgh), was a lawyer at 
Cincinnati. 

2. Archibalo Irwin (bom Jan. 21, 
1799 — ( ' i(, d Oct. 8. 18301 was admitted to 
the Franklin County Bar, April 21, 1821, 
and practiced at Chambersburg. 1 le married 
October. 1820. Sophia Van Lear 

12, 1X04 — died April 21. 1SS1 I, daughter of 
Matthew and Mary (Irwin) Vail I.e.,:'. 
They had issue: Nancy. Mary F. William. 
James Irwin and John Van Lear. The 
youngest son is a leading member oi the 
Baltimore Bar. 

3. James (bom in. 1 So 1— died in 1843) 
wis a prominent Pittsburgh lawyer. He 
was a nicmhcr of the Pennsylvania Lcgi- 
lature, 1831 33, and Speak, 

in 1833. 

4. John Kino i b mi May. 1803 

(lied Sepi. 13. 1885 ) \\.,s rjrail • \\ vst 

Point Military Academy in 1824. hut re- 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



.signed from tlie army ill [828. He prac- 
ticed law in Lancaster, 1831-41 ; was re- 
corder of the city, 1841-45 ; Associate Judge 
of the District Court, Philadelphia, 1845- 
51 ; and President Judge of the 3d Judicial 
District, 1857-62. He married (first) Su- 
san Oglesby, and ( second | Sabilla S. 
(Morris) Kennedy. By his second mar- 
riage he had issue: William, who died 
young; and Mary Irwin, who married John 
11. Van Lear. 

5. Robert Smith. 

6. Jane married Francis R. Shunk 
(XLVI). 

(XXV) ELIZABETH IRWIN (born 
Aug. 24. 1767 — died March jo, 1814) 
daughter of Archibald and Jean (McDow- 
ell) Irwin, married Nov. 16, 1 790, Robert 
Smith (born in 1766 — died April 21. [849), 
son of William and Mary (Smith) Smith. 
a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature. 
1807-09, 1811-14 :in d 1815-16, and 
Speaker of the House in 1813; a State 
Senator, 1819-23, and .Associate Judge of 
Franklin county, 1836-43. They had issue: 

1. Mary (born April 30, 1792 — died 
April 29, 1827) married .Alexander Tracy 
Dean (born in 1788 — died Nov. 4. 1834), 
a physician. They had issue: Robert 
Smith, Elizabeth and Mary Ann. 

2. William (XLVII). 

3. Sarah married John Findlay 
(XLVIII). 

(XXVI) NANCY P. ROW X SOX 
(l>orn in 1766 — died in 1805), daughter 
of Dr. Richard and Mary (McDowell) 
Brownson, married March 11. [788, John 
Findlay (born March 31, 1700 died No\ 
5, 1835), son of Samuel and Jean (Smith) 
Findlay, for many years a leading citizen 
of Chambersburg. lie was colonel of the 
Franklin county regiment 1h.1t inarched to 
the defense of Baltimore, in 1814; held 
nearly all the Court-house offices. 1800. 21 . 



was a representative in Congress. 1821-27, 
and postmaster at Cliambcrshurg, 1827-35. 
They had issue : 

1. Sa.mlii. B. married Elizabeth. Pat- 
terson, and they had issue. John, Mary ')'"., 
Ellen and Jane. 

2. Jam. married John Maclay [Ma- 
clay Family). 

3. Mary P. married Feb. 12. i8n, 
George Paull Torrence, son ^i Joseph and 
Mary (Paull ) Torrence. and they had issue: 
James Findlay, Joseph. John Findlay, Sam- 
uel, Aaron, William L. Nancy B., Mary 
P., Eliza Jane and Harriet R. 

4. Rebecca married Aug. 23. 1819, 
Thomas Sloo, and they had issue: Laura, 
Thomas, Jane F. and Elizabeth. 

5. Elizabeth King, born :;: [797. 

6. John- (XLVIII). 

7. Eleanor married Oct. 4. 1S37, 
Matthew Smith (born in 1811 — died July 
26. 1873). They had issue: John Fii 

(XXVII) JOHX BROWNSON 
(horn in 1 70S — tlied Feb. 20. 1836), 
of Dr. Richard and Man (McDowell) 
Brownson, was for many years a 1< 
citizen fi Mercersburg. He was a - 
in the War of 1812. and a prominent 
in the Pennsylvania militia He married 
Oct. 7. 1807, Sarah Smith il»>::i June. 
1784 — died July 25, 1859). daughter <>i 
William and Margaret (Piper) Smith; 
they had issue : 

1. Margaret married John M 
ell. who died in Mr 
hi- second wife, his first marri 
been to his cousin, Nancy McDowell. 

Nancy, b">m in 1814, died in in- 
fancy. 

3. Richard, born in 1815, died in 
infancy, 

4 1 vmes Irwin i, XLIX V 

5. [onx, lx>rn in 1819, diet! in in- 
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6. Nathan Asa, born in 1821, died 
in infancy. 

7. Sarah Jane, l*>rn in 1823, died 
July 22, 1843. 

8: Mary Elizabeth, born in 1825, 
died May 13, 1826. 

9. Robert Smith (burn Oct. 27, 1827 
—died June 15, 1885) was graduated at 
Marshall College in 1847, ail( ' as an M. D. 
at the University of Pennsylvania in 185] : 
he practiced liis profession at Mercersbur^. 
lie recruited Company C, 126th 1'. V. J., 
of which he was commissioned captain, 
Aug. it, 1862; he was promoted to lie 
major, March 9, 1863. He married Mary 
Coyle, daughter of Andrew L. Coyle. 

(xxviii) john Mcdowell 

DAVIDSON (born Jan. 4, 1772— died 
Jan. 5, iSll), son of Klias and Agnes 
(McDowell) Davidson, was a farmer in 
Adams county, and afterward in Antrim 
township. He married (first) April 16, 
1793, Rachel Maxwell (born in 1772 — 
died in r8o6), daughter of Patrick Max- 
w ell. They had issue. 

1. Patrick McDowell (born in 1705 
— died in 1853) removed to Delavan, 111. 
He married March 3. 181S, lane Van Lear 
McDowell (born in 1711s — died Jan. ..'J, 
1X78), daughter of Capt. William and 
Elizabeth (Van Lean McDowell. They 
had issue: John McD., Mary !•'.., Rachel 
N. and Sarah Belle, 

ELIAS (born in 1 796) married 

Cyntha Bell Lou;;. 

3. William, bom in 179S, died in 
1879. 

4. John, bom in (Sou, dial in Kuj» 

list , 1820. 

5. Nancy, born in 1802, died in 18.28. 
c Susan, born in 1N04. died in 1835. 
Mr. Davidson married (second) April 7, 

1809, Mary McLaughlin (bom in 1771 - 
died |an. 28, iSsjl), daughter of lames 



H. and Alary McLaughlin. They had issue: 

1. James King (born Feb. 10, 1810), 
was graduated at Dickinson College in 
1829, and as an M. D. at Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, in 1833. He prac- 
ticed his profession at Greencastle, and was 
also president of the First National Dank. 
He married Nov. 22, 1836. Martha M. 
Robison, daughter of Andrew Robison. 

George 11. (born in 1811 — died 
Dec. 22, iXijG) was a merchant at Green- 
castie, and Deputy Collector. United £ 
Internal Revenue, under President Grant. 
He married March 2^. 1835. Catherine 
Snively (born in iSid — died April 27,. 
1879), daughter of Henry and Elizal>eth 
(Snively ) Snively. 

3. Mary A. E., born in 181 1, died 
March 0. 1835. 

(XXIX) AGNES CRAIG KING 
(born in 1788! — died Aug. 21. 1 
daughter of George and Mar-are*. 1 Mc- 
Dowell) King married March 2^. 1815. 
Thomas Carson (born Aug. 6, 1701 — died 
April 17. 1857), son of David and Jean 
(Oliver) Carson, a teacher and afterward 
a Justice of the Peace at Mercersburg. He 
was a member of the Pennsylvania 
lature, 1834-35 and 1843-44, and ;. State 
Senator. 1845-47 and 1851-53. He was 
Speaker of i be Senate, 1851-53. In | 
tics he was a Whig. Thomas and 
Carson hail issue : 

1. Eliza Jane married Richard Bard 
I Hard Family]. 

Washington Kin< !>.>rn July 4. 
1817) was a merchant in Baltimore; he 
married Mary C. Johnston. 

3. Thomas (bom )\\\^ 20. 1S10), a 
merchant in Ohio and. Philadelphia; he 
married Sarah J. I.eiper. 

4. W11 mam ( horn Nov. 7. 

died Oct, 1877) married Louisa Ward of 
Philadelphia. 



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5. Margaret Emeline (born Jan. Margaret (Allison) McLanahan. They 
26, 1822) married March 17, 1847, had issue: 

Thomas Johnston; they removed to Law- 1. Allison (horn Aug. <;• 1834) was 

rence county. corporal of Company A. 2d I'. V. !.. in 

6. David Erskine, liorn March 18, the three month-- service. He ei 

1827, died May 3, 1862. the Anderson Troop. Sept. 1. 1861. and 

7. Rosanna Mary (horn Nov. 9, was promoted t" he 2d Lieut, of Comp 
1828 — died June 22. 1885) married Jan. I!, r 5th Pa. Cav., Oct. 3, 1 862. and resigned 
l8, 18, \(). Dr. William Maxwell Wood. Feb. jj. 1863. lie lives in Chambcrsburg. 
surgeon, United States Navy. 2. Tench (L1V). 

(XXX) WILLIAM 'McDOWELL 3. Samuel McLanahan (born July 
(lxirn in 17*72 — died in 1S62). son of (apt. 3, 1S42 — died June 27. 1864) was a gal- 
William and Elizabeth (Van Lear) Mc- lain soldier of the Civil war. He was in 
Dow ell, married May 15, 1820, Sarah the same company with his brother Allison 
Work, and they had issue: in the three months service, with the rank 

1. William Edmund (L). of corporal, fie entered the three year 

2. Sarah Jane married James II. service Nov. 6, 1861, with a battery re- 
McKinstry (LI). crnited by Capt. P. B. Housum. for the 

3. Henry Crawford (LII). 77th P. V. 1.. and afterward known as 

4. Matthew Van Lear ( LI IT). Independent Lattery B. He was promoted 

5. James Tilghman (horn in [831 from first lieutenant t" be captain. Jan. 11. 
died in 1864), a soldier in the Civil war. 1804. and was in command of the battery 

6. Elizabeth Laura., horn in 1836, at Kenesaw Mountain, La.. June 27. 
died in l8f>3. where he was killed. 

(XXXI) JOHN McLANAHAN 4. Mary Ann (horn May 15. 1849) 
M«DOWELL (born May 2. 1801 -died lives in Chambersburg 

Sept. 20, 1882). son of Nathan and Mary 5. John Van Lear, born July ji. 

(McLanahan) McDowell, was a farmer 1851, died Oct. 15, 1854. 

and miller. For many years he conducted 6. Wilkin Craig ' to. 

the Mazara Mills in Montgomery township. 1853) is a ranchman in Montana. He mar- 

which he owned, lie did a large business, ricd Oct. to. 1898, Fanny Rogers \ 

He removed to Chamliersburg in 1858. He 7. Georgi Davidson 1 No< 

was coi'oner of Franklin county. 1844-411. 1857 -died unmarried Nov. 8, 18 

For many years he was a director of the a men.Lr of the Franklin County Par. 

Washington County Bank at Williamsport, was a graduate 1 I Lafayette 

Md., and while he lived in Chambersburg a Republican in politics. 

was a director of the Chambersburg Bank. (XXXII) NATHAN McDOWELL 

lie was sci/ed with dysentery while mak- (born Aug. 5. 1803 -die! Oct. _;<.■. 

ing a visit to his mm W. Craig, neat Miles .-on of Nathan and Mary I 

City, Mont., and died on his sou's ranch McDowell, manic. ', Emily Gabby. They 

a few days after his arrival. Mr. Mc- had issue: 

Dowell married Oct. j^. 1833. Margaret 1. Anna Margaret 

Allison McLanahan (lx>rn March 22. 1814 Lcander McKee, and they 

— died in iKSoL daughter of Samuel and Emilv ; fohn McDov 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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ried W. H. Hidden, engaged in business 

in Cambridge, Mass.; and William L. She 
married (second), Rev. William C. Stitt, 
D. D. (born in i^33J. a Presbyterian min- 
ister and literary editor of the New York 
Evangelist. 

2. JOSEPH GABBY married June 25, 
1862, Lucretia McCardell, and they had 
issue: Lucretia, Emily Gabby, Charles 
Kendall and Josephine. 

3. William Marcus married Leila 
Cushwa, and they had issue: Mary. Max- 
well and Anna Virginia. 

4. SARAH JANE married Charles E. 
Baechtel, and they had issue: Edward Mc- 
Dowell, Emily, Elizabeth, William, Anna 
McLanahan and Luther. 

5. Elizabeth M. married John W. 

Emmert, and they had issue : Mark, Paul. 
John and Elizabeth. 

6. Charles married Mary Criswell, 
and they bad issue: Mary K.. Florence 
Virginia and Emily. 

(XXXIII) THOMAS SKELLY Mc- 
DOWELL (horn at Franklin, April 25, 
1803 — died Feb. 7. 1876). son of Alexan- 
der and Sarah (Parker) MeDowell, lived 
all his life at Meadville. lie married Jan. 
30, 1825, Emily Nevins Avers (born Mar. 
(), 1808 — died June 27. 1862). They had 
issue : 

1. Margaretta Rachel (horn July 
11, 1827 — died Aug. 5, [890) married Aug. 
1, 1850, E. P>. Cray (born in Campbell 
county, Kv., April 20. [823). They had 
issue: Emily Jane, horn May l8, 1851. 
married Joseph Fleming: Anna Cynthia, 
born March 14. [853. married James 1'. 
Newell; William Galbraith, born August, 
1855, died October. 1856: and Margaretta, 
horn May -.',. 185S, married (first) Henry 
S. Church, and (second) Albert J. Newell. 

2. Emily Elizabeth, horn Aug. ifi. 
1821). died June 18. 1847. 

v 



3. Sarah Parker (l)orn Aug. 13, 
1831 — died June 18, 1894) married Aug. 
28, 1854, Royal Atwater (born in Vermont, 
April 30. 1829 — died in Iowa. July 7, 
1885). They had Lsue: Elizabeth, Dan- 
iel W., Ayers P.. Louis C, Laura M.. 
Clinks S., Louisa C. and James R. 

4. Archibald Tanner (bom May 
31. 1834 — died Jan. 18. 1 89 4 j married 
Aug.. 18^0, Mrs. Frank Homer, nee Tif- 
fany (horn April 12, 1842 — died April I, 
1895). They had issue: Anna, born May 
27, 1803. married P. C. Anderson: Bertha, 
born May 4. 1866. married P.. L. Wcck- 
er'y ; and William T., born June 1, 
1868. 

5. Amy Elizabeth, born Aug. 8. 
183'', died in September, 1849. 

6. JOSEPHIN E Ce( ELIA I b •".; Jl 

1839) married July 19. 1862, Phil 
Raymond Cray. They had issue: Elisha 
Burrett, Philander K.. William Ayers. 
Frederick Charles. Fanny Josephine, Alan- 
son McDowell. John Lathrop, Emily Jane, 
McDowell. Thomas Tarvin and I • 
McDowell. 

7. Jam: Hocston (born Auj 
1841 — died Feb. 23. 1000) married 

-'7- '871, James W. Spark-. They had 
issue: William Wylic. Estcllc McC 
Joseph, Frank <>\\c:i-. Thomas Avers and 
Margaretta C. 

8- Helen Delia ( born April 1 5-W 
— died July 30, 1879) married Aug 
1871, Robert Zcbina Newton, and 1 
son, Philander. 

9. Fanny ( Ialbr.m rii, I* >rn Ai 
1S40. 

10. Thomas Ski 11. v (bom A| 

1840) married July i«). 1805. Jennie Day. 
The) had issue: Mary P.. Will am A.. 
Jennie E.. Emily P.. Sarah. ).. Fanny F_. 
Archilwld P. Frank E.. Thomas S 
Joseph A.. Irene N. ami Vincent D. 



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(XXXIV) ALEXANDER McDOVV- 

ELL (born Nov. 23, 1807 — died Dec. 8, 
1875), son of Alexander and Sarah 
(Parker) McDowell, married Nov. 3, 1842, 
Anna Moffatt (born Aug. 21, 1821). They 
had issue : 

1. William Parker (born Aug. 27, 
1843) married Feb. 19. [863, Lydia A. Fry. 

2. Sarah Parker (born July 6, 
1845) married Sept. 29, 1864, George B. 
Fry, and had issue: .Amy L. and George 
B. 

3. Eleanor Moffatt (l>orn March 
31, 1847) married June 12, 18S3, Thomas 
Matthews, and they had one son, James. 

4. Thomas Moffatt (horn Dec. 25. 
1848) married Aug. 24, 1882, Jennie Jones, 
and they had issue: Harry V., Alfred 15.. 
Koscoe C, Emma E. and Anna M. 

5. Eliza, born Jan. 31, 1851, died 
Aug. 3< '898. 

6. HATTIE C., born May 1, 1853. died 
Oct. 23, i860. 

7. Alexander II. (born Feb. 24, 
1855) married (first), Oct. 21, 1881, Ada 
T. Lane. They had issue: Hazel M. and 
Grace L. He married (second). Now 20. 
1895, Mary C. Cunningham, and they had 
one son, Kenneth C. 

8. Margaret J. (bom April 24, 1857) 
married Aug. 5. 1880, Joseph A. W'cikal. 

g. Robert R. (born Feb. 28, 1858) 
married Dec. 28, 1893, Minnie Faber, and 
they had issue: Robert F. and Ruth B. 

10. Charles T. (born March 22, 
1801) married March 22, 1883, Anna Mil- 
ler, and they have issue: Simon \\ '.. Mary 
P., Gertrude. W'ilda S.. On en C, Glenni 
S. and Wilkin T. 

11. Gi.F.NNi ScoFiii.n (hern March 
31, 1864— drowned in lake Geneva, in 
August, 1002). married Oct. 21. 1886, Cora 
G Richey. They had issue: Harold R. 
and Laura S. 



(XXXV) PARKER McDOVVELL 

(born in 1815 — died Aug. 16, i860), son 
of Alexander and Sarah (Parker) Mc- 
Dowell, married May 15, 1839, L 
Titus (born Feb. jj, 1817 — died M 
1893). They had issue: 

1. Mary K., born May 2, 1840. 

2. Sarah Parker (born Feb. 7, 
1N42J married Feb. 20, 1868 James '.'.' 
Rowland (born April 16. 1838), an 

had issue: Harry W. and Frederick J. 

3. Alexander (LV). 

4. Jonathan T. (born Sept. 11, 
1846) married June 1, 1870. Anna M. 
Jenvey, and they had issue: Josephine J., 
who married Dory A. Smith. 

5. Parker (born Nov. 8. 1848) mar- 
ried June 4, 1879, Martha A. McClain, 
they had issue: William C, Alexander W. 
and Sarah Rowland. 

6. I. avi. ma 1 born Jan. 8, 185 
ried Sent. 15, 1875, John Patters 

March 17. 1841) — died June 7. 1S94). a 
native of Mercer county; they had • ne - 
Orrin J. 

t XXXVI ) JOHN McD O W V. L L 
(born in 1793 — died Nov. 13. 1878 
of Dr. Andrew and Agnes (McPlu 
McDowell, was a physician. lie began the 
practice of Ins profession at DanvilU 
about 183; ho removed to Mercei 
where he practiced f 1 nearh 
tury. lie married Margaret M 
and they had issue : 

1. William Montgomery t !>->rn 
Nov. 1 1 . 1S20 1 w is educ itcd at M. 
College, and, was graduated an M. D. a: the 
Universit) "i New York, in 1843. He 
practiced at Republic, Ohio, and C 
III. In 1849 he mar; ;ed. Malvin - 
^i New York State, 

A nn a M vk\ mai ricd \ . 2;. 
1843, Thomas Hurst, and they had 
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3. Andrew Edmund married Calista 
Patterson, and they had one son, John. 

4. Carolina Amanda married James 
Cochran, and they had issue: Anna Vir- 
ginia, John McDowell and James Alex- 
ander. 

5. Virginia Margaret (born Aug. 
21, 1S35) married Arthur Bell, and they 
had issue: William McDowell, Sarah 
Margaret and Robert McPherson. 

(XXXVII) AGNES MILLER MC- 
DOWELL, daughter of Dr. Andrew and 
Agnes (McPherson) McDowell, married 
May 27, 1823, Otho Williams, son of Maj. 
Thomas Williams, of Maryland. They had 
issue : 

1. Anna McPherson, born April 24. 
1824, died in infancy. 

2. Mary Emma, born May 20, 1826, 
died in 1841. 

3. Anna McDowell, burn July i~. 
1828, died in infancy. 

.). Helen Margaret, bom Dec. 2, 
J 829, died in 1831, 

5. Virginia Washington (born Jan. 
2, 1833) married Nov. 10, 1858, Alonza 
Berry (born in 1830— died Nov. 10. 1898). 
They had issue: Agnes McDowell, born 
Feb. 4, 1S60, married June 3. 189T, Fred- 
eric Crawford. 

(XXXVIII) ROBERT McPHER- 
SON McDOWELL, son of Dr. Andrew 
and Agues (McPherson) McDowell, stud- 
ied law and was admitted to the Franklin 
County Par, in 1821. He married (first), 
Eliza Jane Cochran, daughter of Thomas 
}'. and Sophia M. (Porter) Cochran. <>\ 
Perry county. They had issue: 

1. Soi-hia Porter married Allen M. 
Thompson, and they had issue: Thomas 
Chalmers. Lizzie Jane, Henry Martyn, Wil- 
liam, James. Robert McDowell. Anna Mary. 

Sophia Kate. Grace and Orella. 

Mr. and Mrs. McDowell were divorced. 



He married (second) Emily N 
mer, and they had issue: 

1. Thomas Andrew married Eliza- 
beth Finley, daughter of Dr. William A. 
and Barbara S. Finley. They hail issue: 
William Finley and Lillie. 

2. William Andrew. 

3. Mary Agnes. 

4. Lucius Palmer. 

5. John Otho. 

6. Luther Bingham. 

Mr. McDowell married (third) Eliza 
Jane (Cochran) McDowell (born Oct. 18. 
180; — died April 20. 18SO. his first wife. 

\ XNXIX) ANDREW NATHAN 
McDOWELL (born in ChamU-^burg— 
died in Pittsburg in 1849), son of Dr. An- 
drew and Agnes (McPherson) McD 
studied medicine with his father ami 
practice in his native town. He afterward 
removed to Pitt-burg. He married 
1S26. Jane Denny Porter (died Angiis;. 
[895), of Pittsburg, and they I 

1. Marian (bom Nov. 10. 1827 
died May 21,, 1890) married Apr:! 2", 
John Desmond Scully (bom April 8. 1825 
— died Jan. o. iNoSi. They had, 
Teanie. Anna O'llara. Andrew McD 
John, Alice. Marian. Emma Gerl 
Joseph Edwin, Catherine Bailey and Ger- 
trude. 

2. Jane (born Dec. 10. 1829 — died 
Jan, 7. 1003) married (first), June 
Stephen Collins Foster (bom \pril 17. 
1826— died Jan 13. [864), the celeb 
song writer, an'' "Suwannee River." 
"Old Folksat Home." etc. The) had issue: 
Marian, horn April 1 7. 1851. in 

ter Walsh. Mrs. Foster mai 

in 1874, Matthew D. Wiley, oi Allcg 

City. 

3. Agnes McPherson 
25, 1832) married Ma) K 

ius Sclins Cummings (bom if. x 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Oct. 29, 1864), and had issue: Willie 
Happer, James McDowell, Margaret Man--, 
John McPherson and Mary Denny. 

4. Mary Maxwell. 

5. Alio:. 

6. Margaret. 

7. Elizabeth. 

(XL) MARY MAXWELL Mc- 
DOWELL (horn March 17, 1808— -died 
Oct. 20, 1874), daughter of Thomas and 
Mary C. (Davidson) McDowell, married 
(first), March 7, 1838, Dr. William Hum- 
phreys; he died leasing 110 issue. She mar- 
ried (second), March 15, 1842, Rev. 
Alexander Kirkpatrick Nelson (bom in 
County Tyrone, Ireland. Oct. i, 1/93 — 
died Sept. 3, 1880), son of William and 
Margaretta (Turner) Nelson, who emi- 
grated to Pennsylvania when their son was 
only a year old, and settled in the south- 
eastern part of York county. Mr. Nelson 
was educated at the Nottingham Academy, 
in Maryland: he studied Hebrew and The- 
ology under Rev. Dr. Samuel Martin., pas- 
tor of Chanceford Presbyterian Church, 
and was graduated at Princeton Tlieologi 
cal Seminary in 1834. He was ordained 
by the Presbytery of Carlisle, in 1837, pas- 
tor of the Centre and Upper congregations 
in Perry county. His only subsequent 
pastorate was that of the Rocky Spring and 
St. Thomas churches, with which he re- 
mained thirty-three years, 1840-73. His 
home was in Cliambersburg. Rev. A. K. 
and Mary M. Nelson had i>suc: 

i. Margaretta, born March 11. 1846, 
died unmarried, April 5. 1872. 

Thomas McDowell (LVI). 

(XLI) Wild. 1AM II E N K Y MC- 
DOWELL (bom Feb. <>. 1813 died Jan. 
3, 1900), son of Thomas anil Mary C. 
(Davidson) McDowell, was a farmci in 
early life, hut failing hcah'.< induced him 



to quit farming, and he removed x~- Cham- 
bcrsburg in 1856. He was a Whig and Re- 
publican in politics, and an ardent Union 
man during the Civil war. When the Home 
Guards were organized in Chambers! 
in 1862, to repel a threatened invasion, he 
acted as secretary to the provost marshal. 
He lost heavily in the burning of Cliam- 
bersburg, in 1864. his dwelling house \x- 
ing among the burned buildings. Mr. Mc- 
Dowell went to Warren county, in i8< : 
superintendent of an oil company, but re- 
mained only six months. In 1866 he was 
elected prothonotary of Franklin county, 
serving one term, 1807-01;. Subsequently, 
1879-82, he was deputy prothonotary for 
his son, John M. McDowell. He was a 
member of the Mercersburg Presbyterian 
Church, previous to his removal t. > Cliam- 
bersburg. and afterward of the Falling 
Spring Presbyterian Church. Mr. M< 
ell married Dec. 2j . 1837, Jane C. Mc- 
Farland (born June 20. 1813 — died March 
20. 1893), daughter oi John and Eliza 
( Parker) McFarland. They had 

1. Mary Davidson, bom Dec. 10. 
1838, died Jan. 10. 184.). 

Eliza Parker (bom Feb. 3, i^.;; 
— died unmarried Aug. 23, 1892) was a 
teacher in the public - f Giambers- 

burg. 

3. Thom \s Hugh, bom Jan, 13. 1843. 
lives in the West. 

4. Jon n MM" vri. vxn (LYin. 

5. Henry C. torn Feb. 3, 1848, lives 
in the West. 

6. William, bom May 2. iS- 
Sept. 7. 1850. 

7. Robert, born May 2. 1S51 
Jan. 3. 1851. 

8. Annie Catherine, born July t. 
1832. i- a clerk in the Chambersl 

oftice. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



9. Frank died young. 

10. Edward Campbell, born Oct. 13, 

1855, died young. 

(xjjij' nathan Mcdowell 

(born July 24, r8o2 — died Nov. g, 1843), 

son of Nathan and Jean (Irwin) McDowell, 
removed to Blair's (iap. Huntingdon county, 
and latter to Western Pennsylvania. He 
married Nov. 2, 1S32. Sarah E. Marshall 
(born at Huntingdon, Oct. 20. 1802 — died 
June 24, 1867). They had issue: 

1. Anna Maria Blodget (horn 
March 10. 1:83.5 — died Aug. 11. 1889) mar- 
ried Oct. 26, 1856, James H. Stokes, of 
Allegheny City. They had issue: Harry 
Marshall, Charles Ernst, Anna Marian. 
John Wiluu-r and Florence Elizabeth. 

2, Nathan MARSHALL (horn Aug. 
l8,. 1,837) married March 2.0, i860, Eliza 
J. Martin. They had issue: Kennedy 
M.oorhead. EJiza Martin. Edward Nathan. 
Frank Mar-hall. William Reamer and Clara 
Mary. 

3. Joseph Henry., horn Aug. 30. 
1:839, died in February, 1840. 

4, Mu.i.xok Robert (born Aug. 12. 
1:84.1) married March 10, 1873, Letitia 
Woodruff. They had issue: Millnor Ray- 
mond and Nathan Marshall. 

(XL! ! 1 ) ALEXANDER E R W 1 N 
McDOWELL (born Feb: 2. 1808— died 
March 8, 189] 1. sou of William Smith and 
Mary (Erwin) McDowell, was a fanner in 
Peters township, lie was well known and 

much. esteemed, lie married May 14, 1834, 

Margaret Hard (horn July 31, 1800— died 
Sept. 28, 183O. daughter of Archibald and 
Elizabeth (Bcatty) Bard. They had issue: 
1 . M \uv Jam-: i born in [835 died 
Dec. 6, 1856) married Feb, 6, 1856, Wil- 
liam A. McKinnie (horn Feb. 2. 1831), son 
of Robert and Eliza (Waddell) McKinnie. 
They had one son, \le\ander, who died in 
infancy. 



2. Archibald Bard (born Oct. 20. 

1837 — died Nov. 12, 1884;. a practical 
farmer and worthy citi/.en of Peters tov n- 
ship. married April 28, 1859, Marg 
McKinnie, daughter of Robert and 
(Waddell) McKinnie. They had 
Alexander Bard. Robert Creigh, Annabella 
and Mary Jane. 

3. Elizabeth married Samuel H. 
Johnston [Johnston Family]. 

4. William married Eliza bet 1 
rah. 

(XLIV) WILLIAM ERWIN" Mc- 
DOWELL (horn in August, 1824— died 
at Bloomfield, Neb.. July 4. 1892), & 
William Smith and Mary ( Erwin ) Mc- 
Dowell, was a farmer near St. Thorn . - 
a ruling elder of the St. Thomas Pi 
terian church. lie set ved in the Civil war, 
being commissioned captain of Company I. 
158th P. V. I.. Nov. 4. 1862. and was 
mustered out Aug. 12. 1863. He was a 
member of the G. A. R. Capt. McDowell 
removed to Nebraska in 1883, 
Hitchcock county. He married Rebecca 
Jane Gillan (born Aug. 22. 1826 — died 
Sept. 4, 1877), daughter of James and 
Margaret (Read) Gillan. and the- 
issue : 

1. William Smith. l>orn in (' 
1850. lives in Nebraska. 

Margaret Jam- (born Dec o. 
183S — died March 19, 1904) man cd Dec 
1, 1880. John Johnston Bradley (born Dec. 
9, 1838), son i<i Samuel and Mary 11. 
(Johnston) Bradley. They had 
William McDowell, John Samuel. 
Johnston, Mary Rebecca. Holmes E 
Ernst Van Fosscn am! Kei 

3. Mary Holmes (born in 1S54 
lied John Samuel ration, son «•;' Jail . - 
Mary (McCoy) Patton. and they had 
James McDowell, John McCoy, \\ 
Washington Frvinr and Mary R- 



102 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COL'NTV. 

4. Sarah Elizabeth married David 2. William Fixdlay, chief en:.' 

II. Rani I Lard Family]. of the Inter-Colonial Railroad. He married 

5. Annabelle died in infancy. Gertrude Wyeth, daughter of John 

0. James Gillan died in infancy. and they had issue: Francis Rawi 
7. Alexander Erwin lives in Nc- Findlay, Nellie Findlay, Mary I» 

braska. Gertrude Wyeth and Elizabeth Brown. 

(XLV) ELIZABETH IRWIN (born 3. Casper married Mary Irwin Van 

July 18, 1810 — died Aug. 15. 1850), Lear (born in '1826 — died in i860), 

daughter of Archibald and Mary (Ramsey) ter of William and Susan f(ir:::;.n. Van 

Irwin, married Aug. 1 _\ 1831, John Sf> >tt Lear. They had issue: Mary Van Lear. 

Harrison (born Oct. 4, [804 — died May 26, who married Rohert Bradden Wright. 
1S78), son of Gen. William II. and Anna 4. James Fixdlay (boi ' pi I iS. 

(Symmes) Harrison. He was a represen- 1836 — died Jan. 20, 1874) was a well 

tative in Congress from Ohio, 1S53-57. known journalist. lie mar: 

Tliey had issue: Black, daughter of Jeremiah S. and Mary 

1. Bknjamin (LVIII). (Forward) Black. 

2. Archibald Irwin, horn June o. 5. Nancy Fixdlay ; Henry 
1832, died in Deccmher, 1870. Chapman, State Senator, met 

3. Mary Jane, horn July 5, 1836 gress, and President I 

died Sept. 14, 1867. County Courts; they had issue: 

4. Carter Bassett, born Sept. 26, and Francis. 

1840, died at Murfreesboro, Tenn. 6. Elizabeth married Charles Br 

5. Anna Symmes (horn Now 4. member of Congress an ! < '• • - ,. ; the 
1842) married Samuel V. Morris. Fort of Philadelphia. They 

(>. John Scott, horn Nov. 16, 1S44, Charles Francis Shunk, Will 

lives at Kansas City. Alexander Miller. Elizabeth Shunk, Anne, 

(XLVI) JANE FINDLAY (died in Jane Findlay and Lillie: 
1878), daughter of William and Nancy (XLVII) WILLIAM SMITH (horn 

(Irwin) Findlay, married Francis Rawn Dec. 26, 1700- died Oct. 15. 

Shunk (horn Aug. 7. 1778— died Jul}' 30. o\ Robert and Rli abeth (It 

1848), son of John and Elizabeth (Rawn) was a corporal in Capt. The 

Shunk. John Shunk emigrated from the Company for the defence 

Palatinate, of which his wife's parents, Cas- 1814. lie married Nov. 4. iS:S. M 

per and Barbara Rawn were also natives. Johnston (born in 1770— <li< 

Francis R. Shunk filled a number of cleri- 1840), daughtei of Mai. J< 

cal positions in the public offices at Harris- (Smith) fohnston. The\ had issm 



public 


(ffices 


at Harris- 


el.nv 1 


jf the 


Common- 


e was 


elected 


( i"\ erm >r 



burg, and was Secretary of the Common- 1. ELIZABETH Ir\VIX ( Sept. 

wealth, 1839-42. He was elected Governor 1820 <.l\A Nov. 21, 1899) 1 

of Pennsylvania in 1N44, and reelected in 24, 1844, John S. Craw lor 

1847. Admonished by a copious hemor- William Crawford, of Get) rhey 

rhagc he resigned July 9, 1848. Francis had i-s n e: William II.. Roh 

R. and Jane Shunk had issue: George Douglas and Mary J< 

1. Francis J. (died Dec, 13. 1807L j. William J, (di< 

was a major in the United Stales Army. 1S75) married Rebecca M. \\ 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 






of Samuel Johnston Work. Tliey had issue : 
William Work, Samuel Johnston, Mary Re- 
becca and Anna Elizabeth. 

3. John Johnston, born in 1823, 
died in August, 1827. 

4. Mary Parker, born in September, 
1825, died Dec. 10, 1830. 

5. Annabella married Samuel II. 
Giesy. a minister of the Reformed Church. 
They had issue: Harry, Ann and Mary E. 

6. Robert, born March, 1828, died 
Aug. 24. 1828. 

7. Jane died in Gettysburg. 

8. Sarah Rebecca, born in December, 
1837, died May 5, 1841. 

9. James FlNDLAY, born June 30. 
1844, died July 13, 1844. 

(XLVlil)'jOHN FlNDLAY (born in 
August, 179S — died Oct. 14, 1832), son of 
Col. John and Nancy (Brownson) Findlay, 
was Register and Recorder and Clerk of 
the Courts, 1824-30. He married Nov. 29, 
1824, Sarah Smith (born Oct. 10, 1S03 — 
died Dec. 9, 1856). daughter of Robert and 
Elizabeth (Irwin) Smith. Mrs. Findlay 
was postmaster at Mcrcersburg, 1849-53. 
They had issue: 

1. A son, born April 8, 1827, died 
in infancy. 

2. John, born June 26, 1828, died Dec. 
29, 1832. 

3. Robert Smith (bom March 2S, 
1832 — died at Osceola, Iowa, Aug. 3. 1900) 
served in Company C, 126th P. V. I. lie 
went West in 1868, and was a merchant and 
Clerk of the District Court. lie married 
Sept. ].), 1876, Emma 1. Lash, daughter 
of James Fash, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 
they had issue : John Torrence. William 
Perry, Robert Smith, lames Fash, Eliza- 
beth Rice, Emma Fash, Anna Mary and 
Grace Rice, 

4. Elizabeth (bin Dec. S, 1823) 
married Dec. 21, 1852, Perry A. Rice (horn 



in 1822 — died in Libby Prison, Feb. j;^. 
i8t">3), a native of Frederick. Md. H< 
graduated at Marshall College in 1846. anil 
continued to reside in Mcrcersburg. 
he was editor of the Journal and a Ju-ticc 
of the Peace. He was taken prisoner during 
the Confederate raid in 1862. Mrs. R : ^e 
was postmaster at Mercer-burg. 186; 
They had issue : John Findlay. '1 I 
Williard, Sara Findlay. Robert Smith 
lay and William Perry. 

(XLIX) JAMES IRWIN BROWN- 
SOX (born March 14. 1N171. sot 
and Sarah (Smith) Brownson, received his 
preparatory training under the Rev. 
ert Kennedy, pastor of the Lower I 
cochcague Presbyterian Church, and was 
graduated at Washington College. Wash- 
ington. Pa., in 1S36. After leaving c 
he spent a year as a teacher of lanj 
and mathematics in the Bucks County Acad- 
emy at Newtown, and then entered the West- 
ern Theological Seminary at Allej 
City. He was licensed to preach by the 
Presbytery of Carlisle in 1S40. In his 
ministry of more than three score years 
has had only two chai 
Mount Pleasant, 1841-4';, and Washi 
Pa., after 1849. During vacancies h< 
as president of Washington Coll 
53, and ^i Washington and Jefferson Col- 
lege, [86 1 7< 1 

Dr. Brownson married 1 lirsO May 14. 
1843, Sarah Ellen Maclay. daughtei 
John and Hannah (Reynolds) M 
they had issue : 

1. John Maci.ay married. M 

r.ul, and had issue: Merle Conrad and 
James Maclay. 

2. Fl.UOlT C. died v\ ithout 

3. Sarah Smii 11 mai 1 icd 1 l< 

Whitehill. and they had issue: James 
Margaret. 

4. El ll'N M AC! VY. 



104 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

5. Mary R. died unmarried. 4. Margaret died young. 

Dr. Brownson married (second), Jan. 9, 5. Thomas (Ixirn in 1861 — died in 

1855, Eleanor McCulIougli Acheson, and 1883) married in 1882, Miriam Bailey, and 

lliey had issue: had Bethania, born in 1S84. 

j. James Irwin, a lawyer. 6. Charlotte, lx>rn in 1863. died in 

2. Marcus A. (torn June 24, 1859) 1882. 

was graduated at Washington and Jefferson 7. James T., born in 1866. 

College in J 873, and the Western Theologi- 8. Ella May, born in 1868. 

cal Seminary in 1881. He is a prominent (LII) HENRY CRAWFORD Mc- 

minister of the Presbyterian Church. lie DOWKLL (born in 1827 — died in 

married Julia J. Bush, and they had a son. son of William and Sarah I Work) Mc- 

George Bush, who died young. Lowell, married in 1856, Eleanor Glead. 

3. Robert M. They had issue: 

4. Alexander Acheson. 1. William 11. (bom in i860) mar- 

5. Mary W. ricil in 1885, Jaidee Martin, and had 

6. Margaret McK. married Prof. Ed- issue: Alma B. and Florence. 

win Linton, of Washington and Jefferson 2. Gkorge A. (born in 1863) married 

College. They had issue: Edwin and in 1885, Mary Stevens, and had issue: 

Eleanor, Brownson. Henry, George, Frank, Joseph and Ada. 

7. Lauretta Morgan. 3. Laura died young. 

(L) WILLIAM EDMUND Mc- 4. Carrie May (born in 1869) mar- 

DOWEI.L (born in 1821 — died in 1885), vied in 1889, G. W. Regur. and thej have 

son of William and Sarah (Work) Mc- issue: Halbert C. and George. 
Dowell, married Dec. I, 1847, Mary Eliza- 5. Thomas died young. 

belli Davidson (horn in 1821 — died in 6. Charles died in 1897. 

1892). They had issue: 7. Mary G., born in 1882, 

1. Sarah Work (born Oct. 14, 1848) (LIII) MATTHEW VAN LEAR 
married Aaron Sheeley. McDOWELL (born in 1S29 — died, in 

2. John Maxwell (born May 27. 1883), son of William and Sarah (Work) 
1850) married in 1876, Elizabeth Irwin. McDowell, married in 1855. Margaret Hall. 
They had issue: Myrtle M.. Pearl, William They had issue: 

Edmund and Rachel. i. Mary Van Lear, born \pril 13, 

(LI) SARAH JANE McDOWELL 1856. 
(born in 1S25) married March 3, [853, 2. Jane Ham. bun in 1858. 

James Huston McKinstry, and they had 3. William C. (born in 1S61) in.ar- 

issue. ricd in 1807. Nellie McClain, and have 

1. Sarah died in infancy. issue: Harley Van Lear and Rol 

2. William Van Lear (lx>rn in 4. James P., born in 1863, died in 
1856) married in 1X71). Minnie Bryant, and 18S7. 

had Helen B„ born 1887. 5. John D. (born in iSGG) mai 

3. Elizabeth Laura (born in 1858) in 1894,01a H thigh, and have issue: Mar- 
married in 1870. George A. Warden, and garet J. and Don II. 

they had issue: Charlotte ]., bom in 6. RoiiERT B., Ixirn in 1808 

1890. 7 Laura A., Uirn in 1871. 















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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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(IJV) TENCH McDOWELL (born 
Dec. 17, 1836), son of John M. and Mar- 
garet (McLanahan) McDowell, was edu- 
cated at Chambersburg Academy, and was 
graduated at Duff's Business College in 
Pittsburg, in 1857. He came to Chambers- 
burg as a young man, where he has since 
lived. For many years he was a director of 
the Chambersburg Gas Company. He was 
deputy postmaster under Postmaster D. O. 
Gehr, 1877-84. He married June 22, 1 865, 
Eliza Gehr (born Aug. 9, 1835), daughter 
of Daniel O. and Harriet (Bcrryhill) Gehr. 
They had issue : 

1. Wilkin Brewer (born May 27, 
1866) was one of the honor graduates of 
Lafayette College, class of iSSS. He was 
admitted to the Franklin County Bar, Feb. 
26, 1890, Init afterward went West and 
lives in Montana, on account of ill health. 

2. Percy, born Nov. 25, 1869, died 
Jan. 31, 1882. 

(LV) ALEXANDER McDOWELL 
(born March 4, 1845). son of Parker and 
Lavinia (Titus) McDowell, lives at Sharon, 
Mercer county. He was a representative 
in the Lllld Congress, being elected at- 
large from Pennsylvania, and he is now 
clerk of the National House of Representa- 
tives. He married. Sept. 17, 1867, Clara 
Bleakley (horn April 6. 1817). They have- 
issue : 

1. James Parker, born Feb. to. [869. 

2. LlZ7.IE (Kirn Nov. 15, 1872) mar- 
ried Sept. 25, 1805, Edward Bucholtz. 

3. Willis (bom Feb, o. 1S75L mar- 
ried June 14. 1899, Grace A. Dellemater 
(liorn April 6, 1847), ' nu ' they have issue: 
Percival Eaton, bom April to, 1000. 

4. Mary B., bom Aug. 22, 1870. 

5. Clara, born Jan. 3, [880. 

6. Harry P.. bom April 19, iSN_\ 
(LVI) THOMAS Mo DOW E L I. 

NELSON (born June 12, 1849), son of 



Rev. Alexander K. and Mary (McD 
Nelson, was educated in the public schools 
of St. Thomas and Chambersburg, in the 
Chambersburg Academy and at Lafayette 
College. He engaged in civil engini 
with Walling & Gray, of Boston, on the 
Mont Alto, Cumberland Valley, Pennsylva- 
nia and New York Central railroad-. 
July, 1870, until the spring of 1875. He 
was elected Justice of the Peace 1 :' I 
Fourth ward, Chambersburg, that war. and 
appointed Clerk of the County Commis 
ers Jan. 18. 1870. He was engaged in the 
lumber business in Chambersburg with J. W. 
Craig from J879 to 1887, and beca:. 
sociated with A. Buchanan in the I 
business in 1883. He was pn 
the Pittsburg Bridge Company 
1896 to 1900. 'and lived in Pitl 
during that time. In 1901 the firm 
of Nelson & Buchanan was changed 
to Nelson & Buchanan Company by taking 
into the partnership Ed. A. Merydith and 
Alex. 1!. Nelson, both of Pittsburg. He 
is also interested in and president 
Chambersburg Trust Company, the Cham- 
bersburg Shoo Manufacturing Company, and 
the Chambersburg Hosiery Company. Mr. 
Nelson married at Ghent. N. Y.. D< 
1871, Esther Anne Hollinger (born April 
1. 1851). daughter of Jacob S. and S 
(Diehl) 1 li illinger. They had 

1. Margaret McDowell (boi 
21, 1873) married. March 27. 1805. < 
C. lewis (bom at Watertown, Wis., Tunc 
27, 1871), son of George Burnhan 
Sarah (Ingalsbc) Lewis : they hav< 
Thomas McD< well N< 
1896. Mrs. Lewis was graduated at V 
College. 

Alexander Howard (bom Nov. 
10. 1N7.; * was graduated at Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1805. and as C. F. at the "• 
Institute of Technology, 1897. He mar- 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN* COUNTY. 



ried, Jan. 25, 1902, Eliza Bartles McCand- 
less (born at Pittsburg April 21, 1874). 
They have issue: Margaret McCandless, 
born Jan. 8, 1903. 

3. Sallie Jeannette (born March 
18, 1876) was graduated at Wilson Col- 
lege in J 895. She married, June 30, 1004, 
iRp.v. Merle II. Anderson, a Presbyterian 
minister, who graduated from Washington 
•and Jefferson College in 1893. 

4. Tom McDowell (born March 29. 
1879) was graduated at Washington ami 

Jefferson College in 1900, and was admitted 
to .the Franklin County Tar in 1902. He 
married, Oct. 14. 1902. Louise Prather, 
daughter of Samuel II. and Laura C. 
(Brewer) Prather. They have issue : Anne 
Louise, horn July 26, 1903. 

5. Anne (born Jan. 20, 1883) was 
graduated at Wilson College in 1903. 

6. Robert B., horn June f>. 1884. 
(LV11) JOHN McFARLAND Mc- 

7 DOWFLL thorn Aug. 1, 1843), son of 
'William 11. and Jane C. (McFarland) Mc- 
Dowell, was educated at the Chambersburg 
Academy, the Elder's Ridge Academy, and 
Washington and Jefferson College. lie 
began his business life as a clerk in Shry- 
ock's book store in Chambersburg, 1863 64 
He afterward taught a classical school, 
a8C>7 68, and studied law with Kennedy & 
Stewart, being admitted to the Franklin 
County Bar, April 12, [869. lie practiced 
his profession in Chambersburg until 1S79, 
when he was elected prcthonotary of Frank- 
lin county. lie was a candidate For re- 
(dcclion in 1881. hut was defeated. The 
iconnly was very close, the Republican ma- 
jority being only 100. lie ran ahead of his 
ticket in every district except Fayetteville, 
'(.ii'.ilfonl and Metal. Fayetteville lieing re- 
sponsible for his defeat. He was secretary 
and treasurer ot the Taylor Manufacturing 
Company, 1 SS • 93, He afterward resumed 



the practice of hi- profession in Cham?>er-- 
burg until 1903, when he accepted the 
position of United States Commiss 
at Nome. Alaska, where he now i-. He 
is a memher of the Royal Arcanum and 
the Heptasophs. He has been connected 
with Falling Spring Presbyterian Church 
since 1876, and has been a trustee since 
1882. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. 
McDowell married. Jan. 15. [88 », C 
Clendenin (horn June t,o. 1849), daughter 
of Judge John Clendenin. •' H gestown; 
they have issue : 

1. Jam;, horn June 27 

John Clendenin, born May 2^, 
1883. 

3. Milton G.. born Jan. o. 1887. 

(LVIII) BENJAMIN HARRISON 
(horn Aug. 20. 1833 — died March 13, 
1901), son of John S >tl 
(Irwin) Harrison, was gra Miami 

University, Ohio, in 1852. He - 
m Cincinnati, and began the ; 
Indianapolis. Ind., in 1854. Ii 
was chosen reporter of the Su] 
of Indiana. He entered the Union service 
in 1862. as a second lie itenant 
Later he organized a company for 1 
Ind. V. I., of which lie v 
colonel, lie served through the war, re- 
ceiving the brevet rank o\ Brigadier-Gen- 
eral of Volunteers, Jan. 23. 1$ 
his return to Indianapolis he 1 
duties as reporter of the Supreme ' 
to which office he had been n 
1864, At the expiration ^\ his S< 
he declined a renomination. He v. 
fcaled f. if Governor '"i Indian . ■ 

was chosen United State- St 

I le was elected President of 1 

States in iSSS: la- was again • 

in 1802. hut was defeated b 

land, whom he had heater, in 1888. His 

campaign biography, in 18S8. was written 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

by Gen. Lew. Wallace, the author of "Ben u, 1782, to be £66 17s. 2d., and the 

I lur." After his retirement from the pres- accrued interest £4 2d. He participated in 

idential office, he resumed the practice of the battles of Brandywine and Germ., 

his profession, in which he continued until In the former action he received the personal 

his death. General Harrison married thanks of General Washington on the field 

(first) Oct. i'o, j 8 ^ 3 , Caroline Lavinia for saving his gun from capture, after 

Scott (born at Oxford, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1832 emptying its contents into the approaching 

— died Oct. 25, 1892), daughter of Prof, enemy. After the Revolution he 

John W. Scott, of Miami University. She near Middle Spring, in the Cumberland Val- 

was graduated at Oxford Seminary in ley. Later he lived at Bellefonte, but re- 

1852. They had issue: turned to his old home at Middle Spring 

1. RuSSELL was graduated at Lafay- in his declining years. Nicholas Selheimer 
ette in 1877, as a mining- engineer; he is now (born in 1749 — died in 1822) married at 
a resident of Montana, where he has a Rotterdam, Holland, in 1773. before cm- 
cattle ranch, barking. Elizabeth Powell (born in . -. 

2. Mary married, Robed J. McKee, a died in 1849) > u 'ho was of a Dutch family 
merchant of Indianapolis. of English extraction: they had issue: 

i. William I II >. 

SELHEIMER FAMILY. The Sel- 2. Coxrad went to Western Penn- 

heimcr family of Mifflin and the Seilhamer sylvania. 

family of Franklin county are both descend- 3. George (III). 

ed from Nicholas Selheimer or Sailhamcr, a 4. John (died unmarried. Sept. 10, 

native of Wurtemberg, Germany, who emi- 1813), was a saddler at Bellefonte. Me 

grated t<» Pennsylvania, from Rotterdam, enlisted in Capt. George Record's Company 

011 the ship "Charming Molly." landing at May ;. 1813, and served on the N 

Philadelphia Oct. 22, 1773. The name, the frontier. A call for volunteers to serve on 

exact spelling of which can not he deter- Commodore Perry's flagship, the "Ni 

mined, means a man of many castles. In the was made, only unmarried men being ac- 

records of the Pension Office at Washington cepted. Of these Selheimer was one. He 

it is given as Saleheimer and Salehammer. was killed in the action that ensued. The 

His descendants in Mifflin county write and story of his death, as related by Gov. An- 

pronounce it Selheimer, while many of the drew G. Curtin, who was horn in th< 

Franklin county Seilhamers pronounce it next to that in which Selheimer lived in 

Salehammer. He emigrated to avoid serv- Bellefonte, was that he was struck by a spent 

ice in the German army, hut, espousing the shell that completely disemboweled him and 

cause of the American Colonies, he enlisted fell at his feet. He Stooped, picked it up, 

in Capt. Bartholomew von Heer's Company, and threw it into the lake before it had time 

in the Pennsylvania State Regiment <>i Ar- to explode. He then fell to the 

tillerv, as a matross. in 1777, and served For this gallant action the State of Pennsyl- 

with the battery three vcars and six vania awarded a medal made i - ;■ >r, 

months, under Capt. von Heer and Capt. the inscription on which is as follows : 

Robert Coltman. The Comptroller-Gen- John Sylhamer in testimony of his 

eral of Pennsylvania found tin- amount rioiism and bravery in the naval action on 

due him on depreciated certificates, April like Erie, Sept. 10. 1813," 



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5. Jacob (died unmarried) served in a fanner in Southampton township. He 
Capt. George Record's Company, 1813-14. married .Margaret Newman, daughter of 

6. Susan (died Feb. 27, 1835) mar- Peter Newman, of Elizabcthtown, La 
ried John Rook. ter county; they had issue: 

(II) WILLIAM SELHEIMER (born 1. Peter (born July 14. 1806— died 
April, 1776, died Sept. 9, 1826), son of Aug. 10, 1888) married .Martha i : z; 
Nicholas and Elizabeth (Powell) Selheimer, they had issue: Margaret. George \Y\, 
was a paper manufacturer. Ue built a pap- Jacob, Catharine, Nancy, Elizabeth, Martha 
■or mill in Chester county that he conducted and Emma. 

until i8j(), when he removed to the 2. John (V). 

Juniata Valley, buying a large tract of land 3. Elizabeth died unmarried. 

in what is now Juniata county, on which 4. Jacob married Lyclia II 

he built a paper mill that he managed until they had issue: Joshua, Elizabeth, Ruth, 

his death.. .Mr. Selheimer married Eliza- John F., Jacob, Ellen, Lincoln, Jesse, Emma, 

belli Uoultry, of Hagerstown, Md.; they and Lydia. 

had issue: 5. William (died at Indi; 

1. ABSALOM B. (IV). Inch), married May 15. 1834. Julian 

2. William. Carachner, and had issue. 

3. James went to the West in 1831; 6. Lydia married Oct. 19. 1850, Dan- 
lie married in Wisconsin and had two iel Trexler ; they had one son Thomas. 
daughters: Margaret Perry and Isabel. 7. Margaret married April 2?. 1S4S. 

4. Jonx married and had three sons: Lemuel Kennedy, and had issue. 
Absalom, George and James: 8. George (born Feb. 15, 1824 — died 

5. Patterson died in the West. March 28. 1904), was a soldier in the war 

6. Elizabeth (died in 1873) married for the Union. He married July 10, 
Dec, 1822, Thomas Kerr (died in 1854'), Catharine Rodes (born March 21. 

and had issue: George, Elizabeth II. (mar- died April 6, 1903), daugl ter of Benjam 

ried Joseph Mount), James D., Jean A., Rodes; they had issue: Benjamin, Annie E., 

Nancy, Sarah M. (married Peter Hiestand), William N., Charlotte. Margaret C 

Mary C. (married T. 1 .. Johnson), and ).. Ida M., George R.. and Lydia Jane. 
Martha K. (married Rev. T. W. Martin). 9. Marv married Jan. 1. 1850, 

7. Catharine married William Kirk, Cope, and had issue: Margaret. 

and had a daughter, Belle, who married 10. David married ( first') Rebecca 

Robert 11. McClintick. Hoffman, and bad issue: John, 

8. Mary married William Robinson. Margaret: be married (second) and had a 

9. Sarah married John Mckennan. daughter Elizabeth. 

10. Jam: (born July l8, 1S14 -died 11 Susan married Michael Trcx- 
in 189S) married in 1830, and bad six lei, a soldier ^i the Mexican War. and h: 
daughters: Mrs. T. \\. Morgan, Mis. Will- issue: George, Anna, John and Sarah. 
iam P. Moulton, Margaret, Belle, Sallie and (IV) ABSOLOM IV SELHEIMER 
Mrs. A. Longmore. (born Sept. .•;, 1793 — died at R. . 

(III) GEORGE SEILHAMER (born N. V., June 2. 1852), son of William and 
in 1779 — died April 2y, 1835), sou of Nich- Elizabeth 1 Houltry) Selheimer. learned the 
olas and Elizabeth (Powell) Selheimer, was art of making paper under his father, with 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. lQ g 

whom he was engaged in the manufacture '>n the staff of Tien. Joseph S. Knipe, in 

Loth in Chester and Juniata counties. He Sherman's March to the Sen, anil was 

married (fust) Sept. 25, 1821, Eleanor wounded at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 

P.ealc (bom Jan. 10, 1801 — died Dec. 23, 1864. lie died of his wound. 

1832), daughter of Judge William P.ealc. 3. Absalom Brockey (born March 

of Juniata county: (hey had issue: 16, 1841) enlisted in Company C, 1-; Pa. 

1. William Beale (born Oct. 29, Cav., Aug. in. 1861, hut was discharged on 

1822 — died Jan. 9, 1892) was a printer, account of illness, June 1862. He re- 

and the founder of the W. B. Selheiiner cruited Company C, 78th Reg't., I'. V . of 

Printing Co., of Philadelphia, lie married which he was commissioned captain Feb. 20, 

(first) Anna Jane I'.aird (horn in 1824 — ■ 1865, and served till the close of the war. 

died May 16, 1850) and had issue: Elea- 4- Jane Elizabeth Augusta (born 

nor Jane (horn Dec. 2, 1847), married Rob- Aug. 5. 1843) married Sept. 1. 1863. Elias 

ert Hunter, and they have a son. Robert W. Eisenbeis, and had issue: Harry Craw- 

■ Selheimer, born Dec. 12, 1880. Mr. Sel- ford (born June 30, 1864), married March 

heimcr married (second), May 7, 1856, 4. 1890. Sophia Rogers Allen: John Percy 

Elizabeth Countiss, and had is^ue: Robert (born Feb. 1. 1867), married Oct. 10. 

Rowland (born July j^, 1857) is living in Charlotte Hallon lleckes; Louise Isal>el 

Philadelphia; and Lillie E. ("born July 5. (born May 2. 1870) married Oct. 30. 1900. 

1859), married Frank Condel Baxter, and Christopher Arthur Hibler: and Alida Moss 

has William Selheimer, born April 26, 1882, (Inirn Feb. 1, 1873 I married June jj. 1004. 

and Mary Hoi man. bom Dec. 5, 1885. ("apt. Frank Ernst Griffith. Mr. Eisen- 

. 2. Napoleon Bonaparte (born Sept. beis was first corporal of the "I 

2, 1824— died April 28. 1892) served in Guards," the first company of volunteers 

the cavalry in the Mexican War. to reach Washington after the outbreak of 

3. John F. (VI). the Civil war. He was captain of Company 

4. Absalom Brockey, born Aug. 2;. A, 46th Regiment. F. V., 1861-63. 

1838, was living in [904. 5- Oliver Hazard Perry (born Oct. 

Mr. Selheimer married (second) March '. 1846— died ]1cc. 22. 1903) was 1 

3°. lo VCv Louisa Ann Crawford (born July '" business in Philadelphia. He was a poet 

1, 1812). daughter of Dr. David and Mar- and a forceful prose writer. Although only 

garet Crawford, of Juniata count}-; they fifteen years old he enlisted for the nine 

had issue: months service in the Civil war. Hi 

1. Robert Stockton, born June 1. ried Amelia James. 

^834. died June 8, 1834. (V) )n]\S SEILHAMER (born 

David Craw Foun (born juwc 15, "car Middle Spring. Sept. 12. 1S00. 
'1836- — died Sept. 21. [864) was in business Dec. 5, 1898). son of George and V 
in South Carolina at the outbreak of the < Newman) Seilhamer. was all his life n 
Civil war, but came North immediately tanner. In 1S47 he. removed from Mac- 
after the attack on Fort Sumter and enlisted lay's Mill, in Southampton township, where 
in the nth Regiment. N. V, S. M. He was he owned a farm, to Guilford : 
-promoted to he second lieutenant of Com- He was afterward for main vears a ;'. 
pany A, 40th Reg't.. P. \\, Sept 27. 1861, on the Judge N'ill farm, in Quincv ti 
and lust lieutenant Now 1. 1802. He served but his last years were spent 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



which lie bought near Clay Hill, in Antrim 
township. He was a Whig in early life, 
and later a Republican. As a young man 
he was a member of the Methodist Protest- 
ant Church, but after his removal to Clay 
Hill, owing to his environment, he united 
with the United Brethren in Christ. Mr. 
Scilhamer married Jan. 9, 1839, Elizal>eth 
Oberkirsh (born April 16, 1816 — died 
Sept. 29, 1896), daughter of George and 
Eve (Hoffman) Oberkirsh; they had issue: 
i. GeokgeO. (VII). 

2. John (born Aug. 3. 1841) mar- 
ried Mary Agnes Clugston, daughter of 
Alexander Clugston; they had issue: 
George, Annie. Frank, Jane, Catharine and 
Mary Zarger. 

3. William (VIII). 

4. Mary Amanda married Thomas G. 
Zarger (Zarger Family). 

5. James Montgomery (born Oct. 
15, 1847), died in 1848. 

6. Aaron (born Nov. 30, 1849) died 
in 1850. 

7. James Nill (born Sept. 5, 1857), 
is a farmer in Iowa. He married Martha 
Grubb, daughter of Peter Grubb, oi Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa; they had issue; Thomas 
Edward, Elizabeth, Xcllie, John, William 
and George. 

8. Reuben E. (born July 3. 1861) 
married Annie Stoner, daughter of Henrj 
Stoner; they had issue: Bertha. James 
Nill, Rhoda, William Earl, John, Harry 
and Elizabeth. 

(VI) JOHN BEALE SELHEIMER 
(born Aug. 18, 1826 — died Pre. l6, [893), 
son of .Absalom B. and Eleanor (Beale) 
Selheimer, was educated in the public 
schools in Juniata county, and learned the 
trade of tinsmith at Lewistown, In 1848 
he engaged in the hardware business in 
Lewistown, in which he continued until 
his death. When the "Logan Guards" 



were organized in 1858, he was chosen cap- 
tain of the company. Cap:. Selheimer' s 
company was the first in Pennsylvania to 
respond to President Lincoln's call to arms 
in 1861, and the first in the State to be 
mustered into the service of the United 
States. With the "Logan Guards" 
four other Pennsylvania • panies, now 
known as the "First Dei Capt. 

Selheimer marched through Baltimore to 
Washington, April 18, 1861. the day before 
the attack on the 6th M tts. In 

the three months' service the "1 
Guards" was the color company of the : ' 
Regiment, P. V., and Cap:. Selheimer was 
made lieutenant-colonel of the regiment. 
Injustice was done to Col. Selheimer and 
the "Logan Guards" in the attempt t 
priority to the National Light Infantry 
Company, of Potts villc. In pol 
Selheimer was a Democrat. He served as 
a school director, town commissioner and 
burgess of Lewistown; as county treasurer 
of Mifflin county, for two terms: and as 
a State senator. 1885-88. C Selheimer 
married March 21, 1850. Eliza 1. Matthews 
I born Oct. 16, 1832 1. d; u§ hi r of J 
and Rebecca (Brotherlinc) Matthews; 
had issue : 

i. Joseph Matthews (born Jan. 31, 
1851) succeeded his father in the hai 
business at Lewistown. 

2. Eleanor Beale, b 1 Nov. 19. 
1852. 

3. William Leone (bom July 2S, 
1854) married April 3. 1900, Christi 
Bossinger. 

4. Elizabeth Brotheklixe (born 
Oct. 6, 1850) married Dec 

Dwight S. Beckwith, of AIM n. N. V. 

5. Henry C. 

6. Chari es M (bom S 
iUcd Sept. l8, i860. 

7. Makv Law. horn Nov. ;. 1861. 



LllOGRAI'IJICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



(VII) GEORGE O B F R K I R S II 
SEILHAMER (born Nov. j_\ 1839), 
son of John and Elizabeth (Oberkirsh) 
Seilhamer, was educated in the public 
schools, at the Milmvood .Academy, Shade 
Gap, and the Chambersburg Academy. 1 Ie 
began teaching in the public schools before 
he was sixteen years old, and taught three 
terms, 1855-58. He then stiulic 1 law with 
Nill & Kennedy, in Chambersburg, and 
was admitted to the Franklin County Bar, 
Feb. 1, 1861. He practiced his profession 
at Chambersburg, and served as deputy 
prothonotary under Prothonotary Taylor, 
1864-66. While serving in the prothono- 
tary's office he also acted as local editor of 
the Franklin Repository. In June. 1866, 
he removed to New York City to accept a 
position on the staff of the New York Tri- 
bune. During' the next twenty years he 
was actively engaged in metropolitan 
journalism, except in [869 70, when he was 
editor of the Providence Press and started 
the Providence Star, lie was Albany 
correspondent of the New York ll'orhl at 
the passage of the Tweed charter and be- 
came an editorial writer on the New York 
Standard with John Russell Young. He was 
a member of the New York Herald staff for 
ten years, 1S71-S1, serving as Havana and 
Washington correspondent, book reviewer, 
musical and dramatic editor, and editorial 
writer. In 1S85 he went to London on a 
confidential mission for the United Press 
Association, remaining nearly a year. I p 
on his return to his native land he made 
Philadelphia his home for ten years, serving 
with the Times, 1886-92, and with the 
Inquirer, [S92-96. llis health becoming 
much impaired lie returned to Chambers- 
burg in the autumn of 1896, where he has 
since lived free from the exacting demands 
of daily newspaper work, lie takes an ac- 
tive part in the studies of the Kittochtinnv 



Historical Society, to which he has contri- 
buted a number of papers on local history. 
Since coming back to Chamljersburg he has 
written the special historical chaptei 
the second volume of the "Memorial His- 
tory of Philadelphia," a "History of the 
Republican Party," published by subscrip- 
tion by the Judge Company. New York, 
and many of the genealogical articles in the 
"I;;' graphical Annals of Franklin County." 
He also published a "History of the Ameri- 
can Theatre," in three volumes, giving the 
history of the early stage in America in 
detail. At the present time he gives his 
attention almost wholly to genealogical 
research. 

Mr. Seilhamer married, in i860. Mary 
Virginia Ferry, daughter of Samuel and 
Margaret (Geyer) Perry, of Chambers- 
burg; they had issue : 

1 Blanche died in infancy. 

2. Ar.vix Perry (born Feb. 6. 1863) 
is engaged in journalism in New York. He 
married, in [888, Charlotte F. White. 
daughter of George W. and Charlotte 1 Nit- 
terhouse) White, of Chambersburg: they 
have two s, , n s: Roberts Alger. 
March 30. iSS a and William Zi 

Jan. 18, 1891. 

3. Randall Roberts, born June 14, 

1878. died April 3, iSSS 

(VIII) WILLIAM SEILHAMER 

(born near Maclay's Mill, in Southat 
township, April 10. 1843 '■ F John and 

Elizabeth (Oberkirsh) Seilhamer. was edu- 
cated in the public schools, and has P 
!n's life a farmer in Qninc) township. He 
owns the Seilhamer homestead at Clay Hill, 
which contains to; acres, and a half i- I 
in the old Whitmorc homestead in I 
town-hip, a farm oi ninety-nine 
which he lives. His home is near the I 
sonia station on the Western Maryland rail- 
road. In polities he is a Republican. I 



RIOGRAI'IIICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



has never held or sought public office. lie 
is a member of the Reformed Church at 
Grindstone J I ill, and lias served as a deacon 
in his church. .Mr. Seilhamer married Oct. 
20, 1865, Susanna VVhitmore, daughter of 
Peter and Rebecca (Frederick) Whitmore; 
they liad issue : 

1. Peter Whitmore, a farmer, mar- 
ried Minerva Dayhoffj and they have a sun, 
William Franklin. 

2. John \\ ., living on the Clayhill 
farm, married Amanda Wingert, and they 
have a daughter : Clara. 

3. Jefferson Xn.i., a farmer in Quin- 
cy township, married Catharine Vanderau; 
they have issue: Margaret, Milton Xill, 
Benedict and Horace. 

4. Rebecca is living at home. 

5. Eliza married Joseph Wingert. 

6. Ellen married Christian lleckman. 

7. Walter Beatty died in infancy. 

8. Jacob Milford is living at home. 

9. Harry Lesley is living at home. 

RAMSEY FAMILY. JOHN RAM- 
SEY (died near Burnt Cabins, March [3, 
1812), the ancestor of the Ramsey family, 
of whom Dr. R. W. Ramsey, of Cham- 
bersburg, is the present representative, set- 
tled in Path Valley about 1750, but after- 
ward removed i" Aughwick, in Hunting- 
don county, across the mountain from 
Fannettsburg, where he became a wealthy 
man for dial time. The inventory of his 
personal estate after his death am. united 
to $16,074.56. The house in which he 
lived is still standing, lie was appointed 
constable for Dublin township, now in 
Fulton county, at the time ^i us creation 
in 1767, and Liter he kept a tavern. His 
house is frequently mentioned in the journ- 
als of travelers. It is probable tint he had 
two brothers, William and Robert, as their 



names appear on the tax list f< r Dublin 
township, in 1773. The surname of Ins 
wife Jane, has not been ascertained. John 
and Jane Ramsey had issue: 
I. John. 

Robert (II). 

3. Benjamin. 

4. James. 

5. Rebecca married William Pym, a 
wealthy business man and land i 

died at Burnt Cabins; they 
Lewis Cass (died 1840). and Martha E. 
(born June 21, 1849 — died March 9. : 
After his wife's death Mr. Pym married 
Mis. Elmira M. Trout, widow of Jacob 
Trout and daughter of Jac - . both 

noted Chambersburg boni faces. 

6. Mary married Rowland Harris 
(died in March. 18281. son of Rowland 
and Rebecca Harris, early settlers in the 
Gap above Fort Loudon; they had issue: 
John, Rowland, Benjamin, Susannah, Char- 
lotte, Rebecca (married James Austin), 
Hannah | married John Stewart), > 
(married John Noble), Mary (married Mr. 
Shannon), Jane (married Joseph Brown), 
and Catharine MargTiret. 

7. Margaret (Peggy) married Mr. 
Gallagher. 

8. Catharine (Kitty) married (V-:. 
14. 1800, Mr. Findlcy. 

i). Elizabeth (Betsy) moved Mr. 
Uncles, whose descendants wen; to Califor- 
nia. 

10. Susannah. 

(II) ROBERT RAMSEY (born in 
1 78 | died Jan. 21. 1856 >, son , | 
Jane Ramsey, was a saddler at Fannctts- 
burg. He was a Whig, and a mem' 
the Lower Rath Valley 1 
Church. He married in S - 'emit r 
Walker (born in 1786— died Oct. 17. 
rSl >_•'). daughter <^i Samuel and Mary 
(Noble) Walker: they had - 








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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



113 



1. Mary Ann married William \V. of the most prominent among the leading 
Skinner (Skinner Family). physicians. He is a member of the National, 

2. William <lic<l in Nebraska, leaving State and County .Medical Societies. In 
issue: Erwin, William and James. January. 1886, he was a delegate to ti:c 

3. Margaret; married April 3. 1830, convention of the American Medical 
John Hart; they had a daughter, Ellic M., ciation at St. Louis. In n/*> Ik- was ;.•■- 
born March 13. 1849, died Dec. 18, 1874. pointed a member of the State Hoard of 

4. John W. (111). Medical Examiners, and was re-appointed in 

5. JANE, horn in 1816, died Jan. 5, [903. In politics he i- a Republican an< 
1837. leader of the party in the county. H 

(III) JOHN WALKER RAMSEY office, to which he was elected as a Repub- 
(lx>rn June 7, 1828 — died Aug. 26, 1862), lican, was that of coroner of Franklin 
son of Robert and Eleanor (Walker) Ram- county. 1870-82. For thirty years previ- 
sey, was a fanner in Letterkenny township, ously the coroners elected by the people had 
He was a Republican in politics and a 1'rcs- refused to qualify, their duties being per- 
byterian in religion. lie married, in 1849. formed by the justices of the peace for the 
Adeline Keascy (born May 23, 182(1 — died several townships. Dr. Ramsey : ■•!; out ::-s 
Jan. 24, 1887), daughter of Jacob and Jane commission and soon demonstrated that the 
(Bigler) Keasey ; they had issue: office was one of importance to the coir. 

1. Robert W. (IV). munity. For nearly a century murderers 

2. Etta Jane married Jacob 11. Wine- had gone unpunished, because of the abs 
man (Y). of the investigation necessary to obtain 

3. Ida Ellen married Jeremiah F. evidence to secure conviction. Dun: 
Zullinger, of Waynesboro. oner Ramsey's term two murderers were 

(IV) ROBERT WALKER RAM- brought to the gallows, mainly through his 
SEY (horn Aug. 6, 1850, son of John \V. official efficiency. Since his rctiremei I 

and Adeline (Keascy) Ramsey, remained the office, in 1882, every success 

with his mother until he was twenty-two has taken out his commission and i>erformed 

years old, when he entered Jefferson Medi- his duties, and because of his example it is 

cal College, Philadelphia, where he was not likely that the office will as 

graduated M. D. in 1874. After re- ging. Dr. Ramsey has served as a ' 

ceiving his degree he went to St. i" Republican State convcntii - 

Thomas, where he entered into part- ber of occasions. He is a member of < 

nership with Dr. John M. Van Tries, Washington Lodge. No. 1 43, F. & A. M., of 

who practiced his profession in that Chambersburg : he is also a Knight Templar 

village for forty years. Dr. Van Tries and a 32d degree Mason, being a member *>i 

died Dec. 4. iSS^. when Dr. Ramsey sue- the Harrisburg Consistory. He is a member 

CCeded to his practice, and for a number of >.>{ the 1. ( ). < ». !•'.. having joined the order 

years was the only practicing physician at at Upper Strasburg in 1872. IK- is also ai 

St. Thomas, He removed to Chaml>ersbiirg active member k'\ the Royal Arcatium. the 

in April, 1891, where he has since prac- Hcptasophs. the Mystic Circle, the Red Men 

ticed his profession in partnership with Dr. and the Elks. He is a director in the Chi 

David Macl.iy. lie is widely known licrsburg Trusl lompanv. and the Ch: 

throughout the county, in which he is one bersburg, Grccncastle and Wavnesb 1 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



trie Railway Co. Dr. Ramsey married, 
April 5, 1877, Caroline M. Van Tries, 
daughter of Dr. John M. and Harriet 
(Madden) Van Tries; they have no issue. 
Dr. Van Tries (born Feb. 19, 1810), was a 
son of Abraham Van Tries, a successful mer- 
chant at Hollidaysburg. 

(V) ETTA JANE RAMSEY (died in 
1S87J, daughter of John W. and Adeline 
(Keasey) Ramsey, married, in 1877, Jacob 
B. Win' km an (born Sept. to, [844), son of 
Henry and Catharine (llite) Wmeman. 
]lis grandfather was George Wineman 
(born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1772 — 
died in Path Valley, in 1861), who emi- 
grated to Pennsylvania in 1817, with his 
family, and settled at Fannettsburg, but sub- 
sequently removed farther up the valley. 
His wife was Christiana Waggoner; they 
had issue: Matthew, George, Jacob and 
Henry. Henry Wineman was brought to 
America by his parents when only six years 
.old, and spent the rest of his life in Path 
Valley. He was a Democrat in politics, and 
a member of the Reformed Church, lie 
married Catharine like; they had issue: 
George, Henry, David, Peter, Jacob 1!., 
Anna (married Andrew Umrell), Catharine 
Lilian (married Michael McNeal), and 
Margaret (married George Strike). Four 
Other children died young. Jacob B. \\ ine- 
man, the fifth son. is a self-made man. lie 
.learned the trade of a carpenter at the age 
of twenty, and followed it until he w.is 
twenty-seven years old. lie then began 
business as a merchant at Fannettsburg, in 
which he is still engaged, lie started out in 
Jile without money and with only a com- 
jnon school education, hut by hard work and 
pluck he acquired a competence, becoming 
the owner oi four fine farms in Path Valley, 
as well as his store in Fannettsburg. In 
December, [885, he was appointed post- 
master at Fannettsburg, by President Cleve- 



land. In politics he i.-, a Democrai 
and Etta J. Wmeman had i>sue: 

1. Warren, who is in business ; l 
nettsburg, married Elsie I mes, g iter of 
Robert G. Jones, formerly sheriff of Frank- 
lin county; they have issue: Frederick and 
Louise. 

2. John Nelson lives in Franklin 
count}-. 

LEMASTER FAMILY. The 
of the Lemaster family of Chambersburg 
was a native of Germany, and emigrated t>> 
Pennsylvania before the middle *ji the eight- 
eenth century. He was a blacksmith and 
lived and carried on his trade in Ph 
phia county, near the city. He 
the close of the Revolution. He had two 
sons, of whom Andrew was the j 

ill) ANDREW LEMASTER 
in Philadelphia county. February 26, :; 
died Dec. 4. 1818) was reared on a farm 
and learned the blacksmith's trade from his 
father. After his father died his elder 
brother took the farm and Andre 
his trade. With his share of his fathei 
tate he purchased a few acres 
built a dwelling-house and blacksi 
near Philadelphia. Later he S ■!■! his 
erty and removed to Cumbcrl 
Franklin) county, ami took up 
the town i<\ Mai ii >n is situ ite : I 
owned the land on which the W'" I 
near Marion, was built, and g 
for the church. He afterward 
farm near Keefers, where he died. 1" 
a soldier oi the Revolution. Mr. Lett 
married Barbara Heck i1>>hi Dec. 28 
— died Aug. 1 1 . iSj.; > ; the) 

1. J won (lilt. 

2. John (born Sep:. 25, 177S 
March 20, 1825) married Miss S 

they removed to Berkelcj S V ^-'. 

Virginia. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



3. Catharine (born Nov. 18, 17X0 — 
died Feb. 22, -1X57) married a Mr. Over. 

4. Mary, born Nov. 26, 1783, ilied un- 
married. 

5. Philip, born Dec. 7, 1786, died 
young. 

6. George, born June 13, 1790, died 
unmarried Sept. 14, 1863. 

7. Daniel (born March 14, 1796 — 
died Dec. 7, 1S7! ) lived at Berkeley Springs, 
W. Va. ; he had issue: Jacob, John, David, 
Sarah and Elizabeth. 

8. Philip (IV). 

(Ill) JACOB LEM ASTER, (born 
July 8, 1775 — died June 25, 1 86 1 ) , son of 
Andrew and Barbara (Heck) Lemaster, 
lived on a farm where the village of Le- 
master is now situated. He married Eliza- 
beth Reidenewcr; they had issue: 

1. John. 

2. Jacob (died Jan. 3, 1900) lived on 
the site of the village of Lemaster, and at 
his death was the richest man in Peters 
township. He married Barbara Benedict; 
they had no issue. His widow erected a 
memorial window to his memory in the First 
U. B. Church, Chambersburg. 

3. Elizabeth. 

4. David (died March. 187(1) married 
March 25, 1847. Nancy Meyers, daughter 
of Jacob and Mary (Snively) Meyers; they 
had issue: Clara Anna (married J. Monroe 
Light), Fannie (married Samuel Hoover), 
Mary (married Daniel Glazer), Jacob and 
Samuel. 

(IV) PHILIP LEMASTER (born 

March 24, 1798- died Sept. 30. [883), son 

of Andrew and Barbara (Heck) Lemaster, 
was reared on a farm near Bridgeport, 
Peters township, and followed fanning all 
his life. He married Feb. 15. 1820, Sarah 
llershey (bom March 7, 1708— died Jan. 
4. 1869), daughter of Andrew llershey: 
ihey had issue: 



1. Elizabeth (born Nov. 19 
died unmarried, Oct. 24. 1883.J 

2. Lena (born Aug. 25, 1822J, mar- 
ried George Oyler. 

3. Sarah I born Dec. 7. 1824 
in infancy. 

4. John A. (V;. 

5. Sarah (born Feb. 20, 1831) mar- 
ried Emanuel Hawbecker. 

6. Mary i born Jan. 31 r 1833 • 
ried Jacob Spessard. 

7. Jacob Hershey (born April 6, 
1835) married Elizabeth Over: they ive 
issue: Archibald, William. 

(V) JOHN ANDREW LEMASTER 
(born Nov. 2-. 1826), son of Philip and 
Sarah t Hershey) Lemaster, 
a farm near Chambersburg and 1 
the public schools. In 1855 hc went l0 
Williamsport, Md., where he was ei 2 
in the coal and lumber business until 
when he was burnt out by the ( 
during the battle of Antietam. In the - 
oi 1S63 he returned to Chair.!-, 
engaged in the grocery business and was 
again burnt out by the Confedei . ; 

30. 1864. After the tire lie resumed the 
business, which he has conducted evei 
Mr. Lemaster married Dec. 28. 
Huber (t*>rn Jan. 10. [827 — d 
1903), daughter of Rev. Abraham and Eve 
1 1 loover) Huber: they had issue: 

1. Abraham Huber (born Dec. 22. 
1850) ines at 1 larrisburg. 1 le 11 
McClintick; they have one s.>n li 

2. Leo ma A. (bom Feb 
married Joseph Fries, ^i Harrisl 
have two children: Elsie and N 

3 \nmi 1 (born Dec. 12. 1S54) 
married John Stager, of Philadi 
have issue: Sarah and Helen. 

4. George Wn uam N >v. 16. 

1857), married Nettie Runk 
daughters: Ruth and 1 1 



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5. John R. (born Oct. 19, i860) lues LANDIS FAMILY. The origin of the 
in New York City; lie had five sons: An- Landis family in America date- back to the 
drew, Joseph, William. Theodore, and one year 1718, when three brothers, Rev. Rciija- 
deceased. min, helix and John Landis, all Swiss Men- 

6. Maurice D. (VI). nonites, came to tin's country from the vicin- 
(VI) MAURICE 1). LEMASTER ity of Mannheim, on the Rhine, whither 

(horn April 16, 1867), son of John A. and they had been driven by religious persecu- 

Sarah (Huber) Remaster, was educated in tion, from Zurich, Switzerland. The Lan- 

the public schools of Chambersburg, and at dis family of Waynesboro are direct dc- 

the age of seventeen Ijecame an apprentice scendants of: 

to the trade of a machinist with the Taylor i\) REV. BENJAMIN LANDIS, and 

Manufacturing Company. He served an ITanklin V. and Abraham B. Landis are 

apprenticeship of four years. After com- his great-great-great-grandsons. Rev. P.en- 

pleting his trade he went to Roanoke, Va., jamin Landis was accompanied to tin- coun- 

and worked in the machine shops of the try by his only son, Benjamin, Jr., and took 

Norfolk & Western Railroad Co. for one up a tract of J40 acres of land from the 

year. He then returned t6 Chambersburg London Company, for which he received a 

and was engaged with the Taylor Mann- patent. This land, situated in what is now 

facturing Company until its failure, after East Lampeter township near Mellinger's 

which he went to Wilmington. Del., where meeting-house, about four miles east from 

he remained a few months. Again return- Lancaster City, at the intersection 

ing to Chambersburg he was a foreman in Horseshoe and old Philadelphia ro; 

the shops of the Taylor Engine Co., until in the possession of the Conestogi t Indians, 

the final failure of that enterprise, lie then from whom Rev. Landis obtained it by pur- 

formed a partnership with F. M. Duncan, chase. He was a Mennonite minister and, 

and they conducted the Taylor Works for while farming his land, labored zealously 

two and half years. When the bond holders in behalf of Ins religion and his church. 

sold the plant of the Taylor Works to the 1 11) BENJAMIN LANDIS. .- 

Chambersburg Engineering Company, Mr. Benjamin the founder, was born in Switzer- 

Lemasters remained with the new company land in 1700, and was in 

for a few months as one of their foremen, when he emigrated with his father to Amer- 

and then became connected with the Wolf ica. He followed farming in 1-anc.istcr 

Company as foreman of their machine -hops, county all his life, dying there in 1781, aged 

In February, 1902, he was appointed super- eighty-one years. He had foui 

intendent ^i the Wolf Co., and has since 1. Benjamin. 

been general superintendent of the works. 2. ABRAHAM. 

He lias under his supervision over three 3. JaCOB. 

hundred men. He is a director of the Me- 4. IIknky v lllL 

chanics' Building and Loan Association of (111) HENRY LANDIS was born on 

Chambersburg, and is a membei of the the Landis farm 1:1 Lancaster county. Pa., 

R. P. 0. E. Mr. Lemaster married Dec. in April, 1744. and died March ;. 1S25, 

22, 1887, Sarah L. Sierer. daughter of aged eight) years 11 I eleven m. 

Adam Sierer ^<i Chambersburg; they have married Mary Brubakcr, who was b >rn Feb. 

one daughter: Elsie. 8, 1747. and died Sept. iS. i - 



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eighty-one years, seven months and ten 
days. The issue of this marriage was: 

i. Anna, horn May 9, 1767, died in 
1852, aged eighty-five years and six months. 

2. Benjamin, horn May ji, 1770, 
•died Oct. 24, 1828, aged fifty-eight years, 
five months and thirteen days. 

3. Maria, horn Sent. 22, r 77 1 . died 
in 1859, aged eighty-eight years. 

4. John, horn Sept. 8, 1773. died in 
June, 1 85 1, aged seventy-eight. 

5. Henry, horn May 15, 1775, died 
Dec. 24, 1845, aged seventy. 

6. Peter, born July 9, 1778, died in 
1856, aged seventy-eight years. 

7. Abraham (IV). 

8. Barbara, horn March 14, 1782, 
•died in February, 1802, aged nineteen years 
and eleven months. 

9. Elizabeth, born Sept. 10, 1785, 
-died in February, 1802, aged sixteen years 
and five months. 

10. Susanna, born in June, 1790, died 
an infant. 

(IV) ABRAHAM LANDIS, son of 
Henry, and the grandfather of the Waynes- 
boro members of the family, was horn April 
II, 1780, and died April 21, 1861, aged 
eighty-one years and ten days. He mar- 
ried .Anna NfefT, who was horn April 17. 
1781, and died Jan. 11, 1866, aged eighty- 
four years, eight months and twenty-five 
days. The issue of this marriage was as 
follows: 

1. Henry X.. born Jan. 20, 1S04, died 
Aug. 28. 1889, aged eighty-five years, seven 
months, eight days. 

Simon, bom Jan. 5, 1806, died 
Sept. 9, 1807, aged one year, eight months 
.and four days. 

3. Abraham X., born Nov. 22. 1807. 
■died Sept. 16, iSc)o. aged eighty-two years, 
nine months and twenlv-l'nc days. 

4. Mauy, horn Jan. 10. l8lO, died 



Feb. 18, 1900, aged ninety years, one month 
and eight days. 

5. Jacob X., horn Jan. 13, 1 .S 1 3 , died 
March 17, 1857, aged forty-four 

months and four days. 

6. Elizabeth, born Oct. 3. 1815, died 
June 9, 1 81 6. aged eight months and six 
days. 

7. John X., born .April 2^. 181; 
July 8, 1834, aged thirty-seven ;• 
months and fifteen days. 

8. Ann X., born March 2. 1S20, re- 
sides in Waynesboro. 

9. Benjamin X. (V). 

(V) BENJAMIN X. LANDIS, 
of Franklin F. and Abraham B. Lan 
Waynesboro, was born Nov. l6, '--- 
Lancaster county, and died Nov. II, I 
aged thirty-one years, eleven montl - 
twenty-five days. He located in Franklin 
county about 1847. lie married L\ 
brick, daughter of Jacob Frick, who was a 
native of Lancaster county, and died Jan. 
30. 1897, aged ninety-six years. Jac ib Frick 
was an uncle of George Frick, the pi 
manufacturer of Waynesboro. Mrs. L 
died in Waynesboro, Jan. 14. 1902. To 
the marriage ><i Benjamin X. Landi: 
Lydia P. Frick children were '. 
lows : 

1. Fran run F., of \\ 

2. Ezra F., ^<i Niag s, New 
York. 

3. Mary A. man ied Jao b Ki 
Lancaster county. Pennsylv; 

4. Elizabeth married Eli Tr< 
of Niagara county. New York. 

5. Salome married Jacob K. M 
near Waynesboro. 

6. Abraham IV. of Wayn< 

7. Emma married Jacob 
Waynesboro. 

When Benjamin X. Land is rei 
from Lancaster county to Franklin ^ 



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he settled on a small farm to which was 
attached a saw and a jurist mill, driven by 
the waters of Antietani creek, and situated 
about three miles south from Waynesboro. 
He was a carpenter by trade and of an in- 
ventive turn of mind, and made a number 
of improvements in the mill, also adding a 
small sash and door factory to the property, 
the machinery of which was nearly all of 
his own make. His mechanical ability and 
ingenuity, aided by his industry and zeal, 
bid fair to ensure him a bright and success- 
ful career, hut in the midst of his prospects 
he was stricken with typhoid fever, and 
passed away Nov. II, 1855. By his un- 
timely death his widow and seven children, 
the youngest horn after the father's death, 
were left in rather straitened circumstances, 
and the widow was obliged to go to her 
people in Lancaster county, taking some of 
her little tines with her, and finding com- 
fortable homes for the others. In after 
years, however, assisted by her older chil- 
dren, she was enabled to gather the scattered 
family together again and for years lived 
happily in their midst. She died at 
Waynesboro Jan. 14, 1902. 

1 
FRANKLIN FRICK LANDIS is one 
of the leading citizens of Waynesboro, Fa., 
and a son of Benjamin X. and Lydia F. 
(Prick) Landis, ami was horn Feb. 25, 
1845, ,K ' ;ir N'cffsville, Lancaster Co., Fa. 
lie was brought to Franklin county by his 
parents when in his second year. By the 
death of his father, which occurred when he 
was ten years old, he was placed in the 
care of his uncle, John Bowman, of Fan 
easier county, and his educational ad- 
vantages were limited to the common 
schools. These he attended during the win- 
ter months, working on his uncle's farm 
during the summers, and thus the time 
passed until his seventeenth year, He then 



succeeded in convincing those interested in 
him that he was fitted for a different life, 
and that his natural inclinations would lead 
him to the mechanical arts. 

In April, 1862. Mr. Landis was per- 
mitted to enter a small machine shop, then 
owned and operated by John A. Snyder in 
Alt. Joy, Lancaster county, where he- 
three years as an apprentice, and then went 
to Lancaster City and in a lew days 51 
a position as tool-maker in the machine shop 
of the Norris Locomotive Works, and there 
he received a fair salary for the times. Mr. 
Landis remained with this company until 
their works were closed and this threw him 
out of employment. Becoming dissatisfied 
with his prospects and surroundings, he ser- 
iously contemplated going West, but 
finally dissuaded by his mother, wk 
vailed on him to remain in the East. 

About this time Mr. Landis met an ap- 
preciative friend in Mr. Ja St (Ter, a 
patent solicitor of Lancaster City, who in- 
duced him to undertake the makii j 
models for his clients, and after 
spending most of his earnings for 1 Is and 
necessary appliances, he began the 1 
of models (then required by the patei 
fice), repairing sewing machines 
fact had a very liberal share of all kinds of 
light work then in demand. doin< 
safe business for about two years. IF 
sequently took his brother Ezra F. into 
partnership, and they soon cv 
business, manufacturit engines and 
doing general machine work. The\ - 
tinned until 1S72, when the) sold 
ness 10 John Best, at that time a .. 
and successful manufacturer of steam 
ers in Lancaster, Pa. For the nexl 
and a half years our subject fille ' 
position with Mr. Best, and in 1S7 
his brother Abraham IV. he 1 
manufacture of portable farm en< 



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der the firm name of F. F. & A. B. Landis. of grain threshing and developed a new ma- 
The mechanical part of this business was a chine, now extensively known as the "Peer- 
success, but lack of finances and the pre- less Thresher," which is one of the leading 
vious failure of Linton & Lamott, Balti- products of the Gciser Manufacturing Co. 
rtiore, M<1., a business firm that had bought Our subject gave his services exclusively to 
the hulk of their products that year, so this company until April, 1S94. Just about 
crippled them that in the fall of 1878 they this time began the demand f< 
decided to make an assignment for the pur- of much greater capacity, which al 
pose of placing all their creditor.-, on an manded a better method for disposing of 
equality. The works were closed for a the straw. He then turned his attei I 
short time, after which Francis Hershey, of the developing of pneumatic straw -lackers, 
Mt. Joy, Pa., a brother-in-law of our sub- and on this subject up to this time there 
ject, bought the tools, fixtures, finished and have been over twenty-five patents l 
unfinished material, and afterward the prop- hiin. In the early part of i8</=; the Frick 
erty. Through his kind assistance the Company of Waynesboro, Pa., desiring to 
brothers were again enabled to start the go into the manufacture of threshing ma- 
works and ultimately to discharge all their chine-, secured the services of Mr. Landis 
indebtedness, which amounted to some ten to design a machine for them. This ma- 
thousand dollars. In the fall of 1879, by chine he improved from year to year, dis- 
thc request of the brothers, Mr. Hershey pensing with a number of devices found on 
sold the entire engine business of F. F. & all other machine- of its class, which have 
A. I'.. Landis to the Geiser Manufacturing been a source of trouble in this class 
Company, of Waynesboro, Pa., and Mr. chinery. This machine is now well known 
Landis entered the employ of this company to the trade as the "Landis 
under an arrangement whereby the com- Thresher" and is built exclusively by Frick 
pany obtained the right to manufacture the Company on a royally for the patents our 
Landis engine, known in the trade as the subject hold-. 

"Peerless" portable engine, they to pay Mr. In all Mr. Landis holds upward of IOO 

Landis a royalty on all engines they luult patents relating to different subjects, indud- 

with his improvements. In 1880 and 18S1 ing traction engines, -team plow, tin 

he designed anil patented a very successful machine, pneumatic straw stack. 

spring mounted traction engine, now well improvements relating directly or in 

known as the "Peerless Traction Engine." to works in that line. 

This engine proved such a marked success [ n 10,04 our subject turned his attention 
as a genera] purpose agricultural engine that j n a practical way to developing the art of 
in ]88.| and 1885 our subject look up plow- manufacturing the concrete produ 
ing by steam power and designed and building purposes, a subject which h: 
patented a plowing machine connected i n a limited degree attracted his atlcnt 
directly to the engine. This machine is pro- during the last ten years, believing it to be 
VJded with a steam hit, by which at the will the coming building material. As \v< 
of the operator the plows are lilted out or an age of steel so we will have al- 
low end into the ground, either when in concrete or artificial stone, 
motion or not. IK- has lately given some of his time to 
In 1889 Mr. 1 andis took up the subject tlx- developing ^>i electrically actual* ' en- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



ga'ues or machines for operating all classes 
of clocks, from those placed upon a mantle 
to a large lower clock, the same engine be- 
ing equally applicable to the operating of 
program mechanisms for ringing signals ac 
cording to pre-arranged intervals, from one 
minute to hours in length. These programs 
are used in schools, laboratories, and manu- 
facturing establish men ts. 

Mr. Landis was married in 1869 to 
Elizabeth Ilershey, born in Lancaster 
county, Pa., daughter of Rev. Samuel 
Jlershey, a most highly esteemed Reformed 
Mennonite minister. Rev. Samuel Hershey 
was born in 1804, in Lancaster county, and 
died Feb. 27, 1885, in his eighty-firsl year. 
His ancestors came originally from Swit- 
zerland, but for several generations before 
liis time they lived in America. A family of 
eight children was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Landis. 

1. Ida May married T. J'.. Smith, of 
Waynesboro. 

2. Benjamin F. died in his seventh 
year. 

3. Mary I J. died in her eighth year. 

4. Elizab] mi II. married Chauncey 
Hershey, of Franklin, Pennsylvania. 

5. Anna E. married Dr. A. B. Sollen- 
burger, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. 

6. AoRIA died in infancy. 

7. Frank II. died aged fifteen month.;. 

8. Mark 11. is a student in Cornell 
University, 

Mr. and Mrs. Landis are members of 
the Reformed Mennonite church. 

BONBR \Kh V \ M 1 1 A . DANIEL 

BONBRAKE (died in 1700). the ancestor 
of the Bonbrake family, was one of tin- early 
settlers in the German settlement of (mil 
ford township, lie took up a large trad of 
land, as early as 170.;, adjacent to the Grind- 
stone Hill Church. llis name in his will 



was spelled Beinbreght. Both syllabi 
the name have been variously S|>ellecl, ll 
first being frequently written Bone, 
Bohn, Bine, Rein, Bin, Boon and Rem. 
the second brake, break, breake, brecht, 
breght. bright, brook and brick. The name 
of hi- wife was Anna Maria, but her surname 
has nut been ascertained; they had is->ue: 

1. Daniel MR. 

2. Frederick (HI). 

3. Peter (IV). 

till DANIEL BONEBRAKE (2), 
son of Daniel and Anna Maria Bonbrake, 
disposed of his interest in his father's est I 
t" his brother Frederick. His history 
volved in much obscurity, but it is probable 
that he had a son : 

1. Conrad (V). 

(Ill) FREDERICK BONEBRAKE 

I died in 1817), son of Daniel and 
Maria Bonbrake, lived on the old Bonbrake 
homestead adjacent to the Grindstone 
(.'lunch in Guilford township His vvifi 
Christiana, but her surname has not been 
ascertained. After his death she r: 
Ballzer Overcash. They hail issue: 
1. Dew alt (VI). 

Adam removed to Westin 
county. He spelled his name Bonl 
One of his sens, Darnel 1 died near Greens- 
burg in 1842), married Mary an! 

they hail issue: Eliza, Catharine, V 
John (a merchant at Des Moines. 1 
William, George 1 a. member <a the hardware 
firm of Buehler, Bonbright & Co.), lames 
(of the dry-goods firm of Hood, Bon 
& Co., Philadelphia), and Daniel 
fessor in the Northwestern Univers • 
Evanston, Illinois). 

3. HENRY removed to Stark 1 
Ohio, about tSi 3 

4. Catharine married G< 

land. 

^. Eve married William 1 i 



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(IV) PETER BONBRAKE ("died in 
1821), presumed to be a son of Daniel and 
Anna Maria Bonbrake. 1 le owned part of tlie 
old Bonbrake homestead adjacent to Grind 
stone Hill Church in Guilford township, lie 
obtained a warrant for the land on which 
Grindstone Hill Church stands. July 1. 1772. 
and deeded it to six trustees of the German 
Presbyterian congregation at Grindstone 
Hill, Oct. 27, 1798. It was a triangular 
piece of ground and contained 51 acres 144 
perches. The survey was made by Matthew 
Henderson, Dec. 7, 1784, and certified by 
Daniel Henderson, June 17, 1798. The 
Christian name of Peter Bonbrake' s wife 
was Catharine. They had issue: 

1. "Adam (VII). 

2. A daughter married an Alter, and 
had issue: Eliza and Lucy. 

3. A daughter married a Baker and had 
issue: John, Samuel, Jacob and Peter. 

4. Catharine. 

5. Magdalena. 

6. Margaret married John Rade- 
baugh, a prominent citizen of Chambersburg, 
and a noted innkeeper. He was the lust 
landlord of the "Indian Queen Hotel." 
They had one son : Samuel. 

7. Elizabeth (horn Dec. 25, 1777 — 
died Sept. 6, 1855) married John Myers 
(horn Dec, 6, 1790 —died Sept. 20, 1848), 
and had issue: Samuel, a merchant; Cath 
arine, who married John Radebaugh (whose 
first wife was her aunt Mayme), as hi-, sec 
ond wife; and Elizabeth, who married James 
Nill, an eminent member of the Chambers- 
burg Bar and President Judge of the 16th 
Judical District, 1S61-64. 

8. M\ry married Joseph Whitmore. 
and they had a son, Peter and a daughter. 

<;. Susanna. 

(V) CONR \1> BONBR \KK (bom 
Feb. 24, i7<>8 — died Nov. 11. 1844), pre- 
sumed to he ;i son of Daniel Bonbrake 1 2), 



bought lands Nov. 10. 1800, and in 1S1O. 
on the Antietam creek, which still belong 
to his descendants. He married Mary 
Tin unas (burn Feb. 6, 1704 — died July 25, 
1 835 ) ; they had issue ; 

1. Jacob married Susan Hollingcr, and 
they had issue: Polly, who married 
Ditch; Anna, who married George \V. 
Foltz (Foltz Family); Susan, who married 
Jacob Mcntzer; Jacob, who married Maria 
Frick : David H.. who married Seliua 
Stoner; Elizabeth, who married Jacob F. 
Oiler; John M.. who married Alice 1 

and Samuel, who died young. 

2. John- (VIII). 

3. Henry (born July to. 1798) mar- 
ried November, 1829, Anna Stewart 

in 1804 — died Aug., 1862), daughti 
William Stewart, and they bad issue: Ly- 
dia. who married Abraham Shockey: Dan- 
iel, who married Barbara S : :i.L, r er ; Catharine, 
who married John M. Hess: Henry C. who 
married Com Walter: Jacob, who died un- 
married; Nancy, who married Rev. 
M. Hess; Susanna, who married 
Shockey; and Juliann (single). 

4. Daniel (IN). 

5. Nancy married John Miller; the) 
had no issue. 

6. Susan married Jacob Shockey. the} 
had one daughter, Nancy. [ Line is extinct]. 

7. Catharine (born June 13 
married Much 31, 1831, Samuel K 
(horn in Virginia, May 13. iSti>. - 
Lewis Rinehart. They had issue: 
Susan. Samuel lb. Maw. Lewis, Henry. 
Daniel and Catharine. 

(VI) DEWALT BONEBR \K 
Oct. 1. 1755 — died Aug 29, 1824), - 
Frederick and Christiana Bonehrake, 
soldier of the Revolution and served 
campaign around Philadelphia in 1777- " e 
was an educated man and taught his ■ 
ren in the German tongue. He was n 



122 BIOGRAPHICAL AXXAI.S OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

ly a fanner and teacher but was skilled as ference that he had neither the grace of 

a worker in metals. Jle frequently worked heart nor the college training' necessary. 
on his farm all day and at Ins trade of a 1 2. CATHARINE (born March I 

blacksmith in the evening. He removed to married a Sears. 

Ohio in 1800. Going down the Ohio in a 13. Joel, born Feb. 13, 1807, died Ian. 

flat boat to the mouth of the Hocking river, 19, 1810. 

and tip the Hocking, he landed at Athens, David Bonebrake, son of Dewalt, and 

Athens county. He settled near a village three of his brothers went to Fountain 

now called Hibbardsvillc, where he remained Co., Jnd., in 1828. Cornelius Bonebrake, 

about seven years, when he removed to *on of David was onlj si> weeks Id when 

Preble county, and settled near Katun. He his parents removed to Indiana. Cornelius 

was brought up in the German Reformed married in 1855. Phoebe Jane B 

Church, hut shortly after his settlement in ter of Moses Bales; they had issue : 

Preble county, he united with the United O. ; Grant; Elsada. who married Charles 

P>rcthren in Christ. He married Christiana Isiey; and a daughter that died \ 

Wolfe (horn Aug. 31, 1764 — died July 9, 1865. Lewis ! ). Bonebrake, Commis: 

1851), a native of Perks county; they had of Education of Ohio, is a grcat-gra: 

issue: Dewalt Bonebrake. 

1. Adam (horn July 18, 1783) re- (VII) ADAM BOXBRAKE 
moved to Fountain county, Indiana. . Jan. 27. 1789— died Nov. 23, l8l 

2. Frederick (horn Dec. 25, 1785) Peter and Catharine Bonbrake, was a far- 
was a soldier in the war of 1812; he was a mer on the old Bonbrake homeste; 
minister of the U. B. Church. jaccnt to Grindstone Hill Church, i:i Guil- 

3. Ki.i/.AiiF.Tii ( burn Feb. 20, 1 788 ) ford township. He married Catherine 

married Peter /earing. (born July 1. 1792 — died. ! 

4. Jacob (horn Feb. 28, 1789) was a 1853) ; they had issue: 

soldier in the war of 1812. 1. Jacob (born March 28. 1817 

5. John (twin brother of Jacob) was Feb. 14. 1866) married Elizabeth 
a soldier in the war of 1812. (born Jan. jj. [818 — died Nov. ; 

6. Conrad (born March 10, 1 7<> 1 ) was and had issue: George D. and Amanda. 

a soldier in the war of 1812; he was a mill- 2. Sami ki., born Now 28, 18.1. died 

ister of the U. B. Church. March 18, 1861. 

7. Peter (horn Nov. [3, [793) was a 3. Daniej (born Feb. 3, 1825- 
soldier in the war of 1812; he was ;i minis- Oct. J-. 1892) married Rebecca ' I 
ter of (he I'. I'., (.'lunch. 1 born July 17. 1821 — died April 25, 

8. David, born March 1, 171)0. daughter of George and Eva (\\ I 
<). Daniel (born June 16, 1707) was a Overcash; they had issue: Gei rg 

minister of the U, B. Church. Adam O. 

10. GEORGE (born March 25, 1799) 4- John married 

was a minister of the U. B. (.'lunch. they bad issue: Jeremiah and Samuel, now 

11. Henry (born Oct. 8, 1801) was a of Illinois. 

minister of the U. B. (lunch. He was (VIII) JOHN BONBRAKE 

elected a Bishop, hut after praying over his in 179ft died in 1806). son of 

election over night, he reported to the con- Mary 1 l'hom.is) Bonbrake, v 






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surveyor and teacher. He married Susanna graduated at Franklin and Marshall I 

Wcyant (born in 179c) — died in 1835); in 1R55. In the meantime he taught 

they had issue : several terms in the winter, and not only 

1. Julia Ann married James II. Gor- retained his class work in college, but was 
don, and died 1903. accorded the valedictory oration, whi< 

2. Maria married David B. Russell, went to the best writer and speaker, i f of re- 

3. Nicholas married Martha Miller, spectable rank in recitations. He won this 
and they had issue : Jeremiah, Alice, Aaron, distinction by his display of oratorical 
John II., Jacob M., Mary, Eliza and D. ers at the exhibitions of the Dia{ 
Emanuel. erary Society. "As an orator," writes the 

4. John W. removed to Cedar Rapids, Rev. Joseph II. Dubbs, I). D., Aud< 
Iowa, in 1865, where he is now living. He Professor of History and Archaeol 
married Sarah Stamey; they have issue: Mr. Bonbrake's Alma Mater, **he was re- 
Susan, Wesley, Belle, Hermione, Abraham, garded as peculiarly gifted. He delivered ait 
Ivy, and others not now living. oration at the Diagnothian anniversary in 

5. Emanuel J. (X). 1854 on 'The Wane of the Crescent' which 

(IX) DANIEL BONBRAKE (died attracted wide attention. He also spoke at 
in 1849). son of Conrad and Mary (Thorn- the anniversary in 1855, and delivered the 
as) Bonbrake, was a farmer in Washing- valedictory on the day of graduation." In 
ton township. He married Margaret regard to the latter Society oration the Rev. 
Stoner (died in 1S54) ; they had issue: Walter E. Krebs, D. D., of Littlestown, Pa., 

1. David S., deceased, was in the writes: "One fact 1 most vividly reme 
United States Internal Revenue Service for is the stroke Mr. Bonbrake made at 
many year';. cicty Exhibition. The Goetheans had held 

2. Lewis X., deceased, was a farmer, their anniversary, and it was good. The 
He married Elizabeth Stoner. Diagnothian Society at that time was very 

3". Daniel W., deceased, was a physi- low in number of members, so much so that 

cian at Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. it was feared that they would not have ma- 

4. Anna Elizabeth married David terial enough to make up anything like a re- 
Snivel v. spectable program. But by selecting 

5. Emma married Dr. John A. Rover, performers from the lower classes 

6. Henry X. (XI). one up, and Mr. Bonbrake had the 

7. Melchor, a physician and demist at oration. 1 1 is subject was 'The Last Fall oi 
Taylorville, 111., married Laura French. the Curtain,' and it fairly took the house 

8. Andrew Snively, a physician at down. The speaker carried everything be- 
Waynesboro. fore him. It was considered the fines 

(X) EMANUEL JAMES BON- tion ever delivered at college It 
BRAKE, son of John and Susanna (Wey- won for him the valedictory. The Diag- 
ant) Bonbrake, received his early education nothians were jubilant." And a final cha- 
in the public schools and became teacher of tion is taken from a Yale College m 

the Mi. Vernon school in Washington town- view o\ tin- Diagnothian exhibition of 1854. 
ship in 18 19. With the money thus obtained our subject being then in Junioi 1 ' 
he entered the preparatory department of lege: "The next oration was l>v 1". 1. Bon- 
Marshall College in the spring of 1850. He brake, subject "The Wane »i the Ci 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



We had been taking notes of the previous 
performances, but this speaker so enchained 
the attention of the audience, as well as our- 
selves, that we forgot to take notes. The 
speech was well written and the delivery 
was charming. The clear melodious voice 
of the speakei vet rings in our ears. Such a 
speech on such an occasion, took all by sur- 
prise. We have been to the Junior exhibi- 
tions and college commencements of some of 
the best colleges in this country, and we can 
not recollect of ever having been so de- 
lighted. Mr. Bonbrake has oratorical power, 
ami, with a little tact, will become a very 
popular speaker." * * * And, in 
speaking of the epilogarian who followed 
Mr. Bonbrake, "the gentleman deserved 
more praise than lie received, for the tine 
tones of the preceding speaker were yet lin- 
gering in the ears of the audience." 

In his college course he was called before 
the public five times — much oftener than 
usual — tw ice as representative of his s< iciety's 
exhibitions, once as spokesman for all the 
students in the reception of Dr. Gerhart, the 
new president, then as Senior orator, and fi- 
nally as valedictorian. In all these appear- 
ances, il it could In: fairly done, he was put 
•down as the one to speak last. It may he im- 
agined that it was ;i bricvous disappoint- 
ment tn .Mr. Bonbrake that soon after leaving 
college his health became so greatly impaired 
as practically to a impel the disuse i >f the ora- 
torical gilts that had made such a deep im- 
pression on his fellow students. The malady 
(hemorrhages) fell like lightning from a 
clear sky, and, as he says, "It came with such 

sudden and overwhelming force that a hot 
and fevered perspiration broke over me. 
which through, sheer mortification anil cha- 
grin si'. hi became as cold and clammy as the 
sweat o\ death." 

After leaving college he taught an 
academy fur hovs at Camden, Del., r8 



and the academy at Mercersburg, pre* 
the preparatory department of Mar-hail 
College, [856-57. He studied law with 
Cessna & Shannon at Bedford, and was ad- 
mitted to the Bedford County Bar, in May, 
1858. lie subsequently made a tour 
West, but came to Chambersburg in . : ; 
and was admitted to the Franklin County 
Bar, Aug. 8, 1859. Capt. Go ■ 
then district attorney, afterward L'nited 
States treasurer at Philadelphia, at once 
kindly invited Mr. Bonbrake to share his 
office, and in a short time the law firm of 
Eyster & Bonbrake was formed. By win- 
ning one of h.is early eases, against the opin- 
ion 1 >f smiie of the oldest ami most astute 
members of the Bar, indeed almost the whole 
liar, he sprang- almost at a bound to high 
rank as a lawyer, but his health breaking 
down through close confinement and severe 
study he felt compelled to lay aside an ' 
and confine his practice to the Orphans' 
Court and as a general office counselor. In 
these departments he has always been held in 
high esteem. He is a sound adviser and his 
business sagacity ;- generally acknowle 
In public spirit he ha- few equals, and : 
ha- been more active in promoting improve- 
ments in the town and county. To him 
more than anyone eke Chambersburg owes 
the location here of the Woli works and the 
Taylor Works, now the plant oi the Cham- 
bersburg Engineering Company. H 
always taken unusual interest in agriculture. 
horticulture, arboriculture and stock raising. 
lb- versatility, taste and culture, as well as 
the survival of the habits of study and re- 
search acquired in early life, are best illus- 
trated, perhaps, by bis collection of the 
woods of the Cumberland Valley, lie has 
specimens oi nearly every tree or shrub that 
giows in the valley, and on the adjacent 
mountains, one side iH each specimen 
ing the natural grain oi th( 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ,-,- 

other side being highly polished. What rcn- son of Daniel and Margaret (Stoner) Bon- 
ders this collection unique is the fact that for brake, was educated at Mercersburg College, 
eVery species and almost every variety he has and as a young man began the study of medi- 
found in the broad domain of English and cine with Dr. J. J. Ocilig, of Wayn 
American verse a line, a couplet or a stanza He completed his studies with Dr. lame- 
descriptive of its beauties, qualities and char- Brotherton, also of Waynesboro, and grad- 
acteristics. uatcd at Bellevue Hospital Medical < 

Mr. Bonbrake has been very successful New York City, in iNf.;. He began the 
in business, though often a heavy loser in practice of his profession at Leitersburg, 
assisting the needy and unfortunate. In Washington Co., Md., but after a brief so- 
1882 he formed a law partnership with W. J. journ there he returned to Franklin county, 
Zacharias, Fsq., which still continues. His and practiced at Mont Alto for many years. 
son; Norman L. Bonbrake, is also a member In 1868 he was appointed superin- 
of the firm. He has been a member of the tendent of the Mont Alto Iron Company's 
Board of Regents of Mercersburg College Forge, and served as manager of thi si re 
for many years, and its treasurer for twenty- and forge departments until 18S9. He held 
five years. He is a member of the Reformed this position in connection with his profes- 
Church. In politics he is a steadfast Re- sional work. In 1889 he removed to Cham- 
publican, but has never sought office and has bcrsburg and has since given his whole time 
only filled such positions as burgess or school to his profession. He is a self-made man and 
director, in which he considered it his duty one of the leading physicians of the 1 
as a citizen to serve. He is an extensive In politics he is an active Republican, and 
owner of real estate, his latest purchase being served as coroner of Franklin county, 1800- 
the famous old Hollywell paper mill, near (q. He is a visiting physician of the Cham- 
Chambersburg. Mr. Bonbrake married E. bersburg Hospital, lecturer on Surgery in the 
Belle Oakes, daughter of John and Rebecca Training School for Nurses connected with 
(Snivel)') Oakes; they had issue: the hospital. County Superintendent 

1. Jessie married Dr. P. Brough Mont- State Board of Health, and physician I 

gomery [Montgomery Family]. County Home by appointment oi the Direc- 

.>. Lillian married James Rh^ tors of the Poor. He is a member of the 

Snively, of Pittsburgh. County. State and National Medical 

3. Norman Leroy (born September, ties, and takes an active part in the proceed- 

187.)) was educated at Mercersburg Col ings of these learned bodies. He is a 1 

lege, and was graduated at Cornell Cni- of George Washington Lodge, X 143, F. 

versity in 1896. He studied law with his & A. M. t of Chambersburg : and of Chapter 

lather, and was admitted to the Franklin No. 170. of the same order. He is also a 

County Bar in the same year that he received member ^\ the B. P. O. E. 1 lis chinch 

his University degree. He is a member of ations arc with Zion's Reformed Church, 

the law firm of l'.onbrake & Zacharias, and Chamber-lung. Dr. Bonbrake married in 

has served as attorney for the borough of 1863, Vgnes Fouke. daughter of Dr. Geoi 

Chambersburg. S. and Josephine (Wolf) Fouke. of We<t- 

(XI) HENRY X. BONBRAKE (born minster. Md. ; they have issue: 

in Washington township. March 31,1843), 1. B. FoRDYCE (died at Bin gliani.. 



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Ala., Dec. 5, 1904) married Annie Shank, 
of Grcencastle, and had one son, Ahram, who 
died June 3, 1904. 

2. George S., living- at Painted Post, 
N. Y., has two sons, Charles arid George. 

3. Irene married (first) George \Y. 
Shank, and had issue: Jessie S. ; (second), 
Jacob Rinick (died September, 1903), and 
had issue: Harry and Robert. 

4. Anna A. is living in Chambersburg. 

5. M. Augusta married Arthur 
Hooper Blair, and lives at Parkersburg, 
West Virginia. 

JESSE RUPP OLLER. who passed 
away March 25, 190.), was superintendent 
of the Geiser Manufacturing Company of 
Waynesboro, and a very prominent man of 
that city. He was born near the White 
Mills, in Washington township, Franklin 
Co., Pa., May 20, i860, a son of the late 
Bishop J. E. Oiler, an extensive sketch of 
whom appears elsewhere. The year follow- 
ing his birth the family removed to Quincy 
township, where the father was engaged in 
mercantile pursuits, but located in Waynes- 
boro when our subject was seven years old. 
In this city the boy attended the public 
schools, and he spent the years of 187N and 
1879 at Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa. 
During the summer he put in more or less 
time working in a gristmill, and then served 
an apprenticeship at the machinist's trade, 
spending three summers in the foundry, and 
the same length of time in the wood de- 
partment. In 1880 he entered the shops as 
a machinist, and In 1890 was foreman of 
the machine department, in 1S04 Incoming 
master mechanic anil assistant superin- 
tendent, continuing as such until 1900, 
when he was made general superintendent. 
IK' was at the time of his death discharging 
the duties oi that responsible )>• >sitio:i. He 
was also a director in the Geiser Co. for three 



years, and was a stockholder and direct »r 
in the Waynesboro Street Car Company, 
known as the Chambersburg. Green 
and Waynesboro Street Railway Company. 

Mr. Oiler married Ida Royer, a native 
of Waynesboro, daughter of Dr. John A. 
Royer. of Franklin county. Three children 
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Oiler: 

1. Nellie Grace. 

j. Bernard E. 

3. Jacob F. 

Mr. Oiler was a member of the Presby- 
terian Church and very popular in thai 
with which his widow also unite-. !!• 
a Republican in politics, and served as audi- 
tor of the borough for three years. Fra- 
ternally he was a member of Acacia 1 , 
No. 580, A. E. t Y A. M.. in which he was 
very active. Enterprising, hard-working, a 
good, substantial man. in whom the most 
implicit trust could be placed, he was one 
who enjoyed the confidence mpany 

with which he was connected, a.- well 
his neighbors and friends. 

Mrs. Oiler also belongs I spected 

old family of Franklin county, and her 
mother, whose maiden name was Bonbrake, 
is still living in Waynesboro. Besides Mrs. 
Oiler, the eldest. Dr. and Mrs. Royer had 
children as follows: Walter S., of Washing- 
ton, D. C; Mi-- Grace, of Waynesb 
clerk in the postofhee; and Carl 1... 
keeper in the Citizens Bank of Wayw 

RANKIN FAMILY. JAMES RAN- 
KIN, the ancestor oi one of the old Rankin 
families of Franklin county, was a 1.. 
in Peters township in 1751. The name of 
his wife was Jean, surname lined. 

They had issue : 

1. William was enrolled in Capt. 
William Huston's company, of Col. Samuei 
Culbcrtson's battalion, Cumberland County 
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Smith in 1780. lie married Feb. 28, 1774, 
Mary Stewart. 

2. Jeremiah (II). 

3. James was enrolled in Capt. William 
Huston's company, Cumberland County 
Associators, and served under Capt. William 
Smith in 1780. 

4. David was enrolled in Capt. William 
Huston's company, Cumberland County 
Associators, and served under Capt. William 
Smith in 1780. 

5. Ruth married John Tool. 

6. A daughter that married Samuel 
Smith. 

(II) JEREMIAH RANKIN, son of 
James and Jean. Rankin, was ensign of Capt. 
William Huston's company, of Col'. Samuel 
Culbertson's battalion, Cumberland County 
Associators, and served as lieutenant of 
Capt. William Smith's company in 1780. 
He inherited a part of the paternal home- 
stead on which he erected the fine stone man- 
sion, still standing and occupied by his de- 
scendants. He married, but the name of his 
wife has not been ascertained. They had 
issue : 

1 . J ER FMIAll (111). 

2. David was county auditor of Frank- 
lin county, 1809-12, and county commis- 
sioner, 1813-15. He married Marv Wat- 
son, and they had issue: David Huston, 
Archibald, Adam, John and Frances. 

3. James. 

4. WlLLIAW married and had issue. 

three daughters. 

( 111) JEREMIAH RANKIN (died 
in 1805), son of Jeremiah Rankin, married 
Mary Clark (died July 1. 1836), daughter 
of James and Nancy (Reed) Clark. They 
had issue : 

1. Nancy married John Rubric, and re- 
moved to Beaver county; they had ten chil- 
dren. 

Maria married Samuel Johnston, 



of Mercersburg. son of Thomas and Annie 
(Houston) Johnston. 

3. Esther married Alexander M. 
Johnston, of Mercersburg, son of Thomas 
and Annie (Houston) Johnston. 

4. James Clark (IV). 

(IV) JAMES CLARK RANKIN 
(born in Montgomery township, Franklin 
countw Pa., June 16, 1800 — died June. 
1866), son of Jeremiah and Mary (Clark) 
Rankin, was thoroughly educated, 
studied civil engineering in which lie was 
an expert. He married, March 27, . 
Elizabeth Watson (born in Green 
Pennsylvania, died April 13, 1874), d 
ter of David and Rebecca (Vance) VY; 
They had issue : 

1. Mary Jane born June 9, 1830, mar- 
ried Gen. John C. Mc.Nary, of Canons 
Washington Co., Pennsylvania. 

2. Rebecca Vance born Oct. 31, 
1831, died Feb. 18, 1865. 

3. Samuel Johnston v born June 5. 
1N33— died Dec. 21. [891), was a farmer 
and owned the part of the old Rankin home- 
stead that the stone mansion was ei 

on. He married March 17. r8 8 
II. Knox, daughter of Samuel and Margaret 
(Witherow) Knox, of Adams C".. Pa. 
Mrs. Rankin was educated a: 5 
Seminary and the Pennsylvania £ 
Normal School at Millersville. Aftei 
was graduated she taught school until her 
marriage. They had issue : 

(a) Elizabeth Watson, who received 
her preparatory education at Mercer- 

,c. Mercersburg, and finish* 
Bordentown Female Seminary. New Je 
now owns the part oi the Rankin home 
on which is the o)<\ stone man-ion. 

(b) Margaret Johnston died in infancy. 
.). John W \ison. (V). 

5. ESTH ER, b ':n March ~. 183S 
Jan. o. 1839 



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(>. Jekemiah Clark (born June 16, 

18.15) married, March 25, 1873, Anna 
Louise Huber, of Gettysburg, daughter of 
Dr. II. Huber. He died Nov. 2, 1895. 
Their issue was: Harry Huber died 111 in- 
fancy; Alary Jane married John Wardlich, 
a postal clerk on the C. & R. railroad and 
lias Louise North and Henry Rankin; and 
Maria Louise. 

(V) JOHN WATSON RANKIN 
(horn in Montgomery township, Franklin 
county, .May 30, 1835, tliccI February, 
1872), son of James Clark and Elizabeth 
(Watson) Rankin, was a farmer. He served 
in the Civil war in Company C, 126th 1'. V. 
F Gen. E. R. Tyler's brigade, Gen. Hum- 
phrey's Corps, and was in following en- 
gagements: Reconnoissance at Shepherds- 
town, Oct. K. and 17, 1862; Rattle .if Fred- 
ericksburg, \K\\ 13. 1862; five days battle 
at Chancellorsville, commencing May 1. 
1863. I R was honorably discharged on May 
20, 1863. He married Alary Dilworth, of 
Beaver county, Pa., daughter of Hugh Dil- 
worth, a fanner and owner of coal mines 
and a sheep ranch. Mrs. Rankin was edu- 
cated at seminaries in Pittsburgh, I 'a., and 
in Ohi... She had three brother.-, John, Al- 
bert and Ambrose, and two sisters, Rebecca, 
deceased, and Airs. Jane Snyder, deceased. 
Rev. Allien Dilworth is a Presbyterian min- 
ister in California. John \Y. and Mary 
(Dilworth 1 Rankin, besides two daughters 
who died in infancy, had issue: 

1. James Clark (born June 12, 

1.868), received his preparatory education 

at Mercersburg College, Mercersburg, and 
attended Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, 
until 1888. He began the study of the law 
under the I Ion. Francis Ai. Kimmell, of 
Chambersburg, and completing his studies 
under lion. \V. Rush Cillan. was admitted 
1o the Franklin County Kir. in lNoi. \itcr 
practicing his profession at Chambersburg 



for two years, he went to Mercersburg in 
1895, where he has since been in active prac- 
tice. He is attorney for the I 
Mercersburg and superintendent of the Mer- 
ccrsburg Water Company. In 
is a Democrat, and he was a Den, ■ ratic can- 
didate for the Legislature in i8y6, and was 
editor of Mercersburg Journal iron 
until 1903. Air. Rankin married in October, 
1897, Jennette Forster, daughter of J. : 
gomery Forster, of Harrisburg, for 1 
years Insurance Commissioner of Pennsyl- 
vania; they have one daughter. Mai 
F., horn Nov. 10, 1898. 



CULBERTSON FAMILY. J( >SEPH 
CULBERTSON thorn in "Culbei 
Row," at Ballygan, County Antrim. Ire- 
land — died in "Culbertson's Row." Decem- 
ber, 1704). was one of three Irisl 
who settled in the Cumberland 
what is no U Franklin county, 
early period, certainly before 1743. The 
others were Alexander, who formed a com- 
pany for the defense of the troi 1 
the French and Indians after !'■ . 
feat in 1755. and was killed in the act 
Sideling Hill, April 6, 1750: and S 
who served with the Pennsylvania 
in the French and Indian \ 
geant-major in Col. Hugh Merc- 1 - 
ion in 1758. Ml of 1 
numerous and distinguished posterity. ] 
Culbertson married Man Brcckii 
sister of James Breckinridge, win - ti 
"Culbertson's Row." adjoining !. 
Culbcrtsons, where the Row AIK 
stands; ,,f Alexander Brcckinri . 
went to Virginia, and was the ancestor of the 
Breckinridge family of \T . 
tuck) ; and oi William Breckini 
settled on the farm on which il 
Spring Church was built. At tin 
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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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built by Joseph Culbertson on his farm as a 
place of refuge for his neighbors. It is said 
that it stood in front of his house, near 
where the spring house now stands. Joesph 
and Mary (Breckinridge) Culbertson had 
issue : 

1. SAMUEL, described in the early lax 
lists as "tm die creek," was a colonel in the 
war of the Revolution. 

2. Joseph (died in 1S1S) wasacolonel 
in the Revolution. His wife Margaret, died 
July 11, JS3S. They had issue: Joseph, 
Hugh, -Jj.'hj), Margaret, Mary, Martha, 
Elizabeth and Sarah. 

3. Robert (II). 

4. Margaret married a Duncan. 

5. Martha died young. 

6. Elizabeth married Nov. 16, 1795, 
James Breckinridge, sou of James Breckin- 
ridge, the pioneer. They had a daughter, 
Mary, who married John Orj\ 

7. Makv married Samuel Breckinridge, 
son of James Breckinridge, the pioneer, who 
removed to Columbus, Ohio. They had 
issue: Mary, Robert, Nancy, Martha and 
Elizabeth, and perhaps others. 

(11) ROBERT CULBERTSON (born 

in "Culbeilsi m's Row," July 23, 1755- (lied 
in August, [801), son of Joseph and Mary 
(Breckinridge) Culbertson, was a captain in 
Col. Joseph Armstrong's Battalion (the 5th) 
ot Associators, September. 1770: lieutenant- 
colonel 1st Battalion, Cumberland County 
Associators, July 31, 1777; lieutenant colo 
nel ist Battalion of Militia, May 14, 1 77S : 
after the reorganization, he was commis- 
sioned major 6th Battalion of Militia May 
10. 1780. He succeeded Matthew Gregg as 
assistant wagon master for Cumberland 
county, Aug. 14. r^So. He lived on a faun 
in "Culbertson's Row.' - adjoining that of his 
father. Col. Culbertson married in 177S. 
\nn Duncan (died in West Hanover town- 
ship. Dauphin county, \\w\^, 1827), daugh 



ter of William and Jane Duncan, of .' 
spring; they had issue: ' ' 

1. Joseph (111;. 

2. William, bom Sept. 15, 17^0, died 
in 1785. 

3. Robert, bom July 16, 1782, died 
after i860. 

4. Alexander, born in 1784, died 
April, i8( 9. 

5. Samuel Duncan (IV). 

6. William, born Dec. 12, 1787, died 
July, 1824. 

7. Stephen (born July 15, 1790 — ■ 
died July, 1824) married Jan. 9, 1S10. 
Hays, daughter of David and Martha 

son) Hays. They had issue: Robert. Will- 
iam Trimble, John Carren, Joseph Tr 
Martha, Jane Elizabeth and Mary. 

8. John Craighead (born Sej 

1 791 — died in i860), was an officer in the 
United State- Army. He married S< 
1835, Jane Moodey, daughter of Rev, 
and Elizabeth 1 (raw ford) Moodey. 

9. Mary (born April 9, 1793 — died in 
1852) married Dec. lS, iSlO, Wilson 
(born in 1779 — died Nov. 11, 1832), 
David and Martha (Wilson) Hays. They 
bad issue: David, Robert Culbertson, Will- 
iam Hamilton, Martha Ann. Marv Jane and 
Elizabeth Wilson. 

10. Daniel, born April 1 5, 17 
in 1S0S. 

11. Ann (born April 18, 1707) mar- 
ried May 17. 1821. Alexander Mc< 1 

12. Fames, bom ( )ct. 12. [799, 
'873. 

(Ill) JOSEPH CULBERTSON 

Feb. 27. 1770- died July 2". iS;S1. 
Col. R( iberl and Ann 1 1 >uncan) I 
became a merchant in Chambers! 
afterward became proprietor of the "1 
lin Hotel" on tin- public square where the 
Central Presbyterian Church now stand-. He 
married (first). April 12. 1804, Mar) 



13° BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

( , ! "' n ; m '78o-died April 2 , ,8, 7)> ( iv) SAMUEL DUNCAN CUI 

■Sterol Capt. James Finley. They had BERTSON (born in "Culbertsons R 



issue : 



Franklin county, Feb. 21, 1;-- 
M,v' i^^ U;Y ^"j",; 8 ^-^^ Chambersburg. Aug. ,5. .865), 
Jf aj 28 ' . ,8 5 f > ■"'''r^' 1 l '" l ' 1 >' • - Robert and Ann .Duncan, , ti0n . re _ 

(born m 181 1- -died Oct. r 7 , 1852). ceived a classical education at letter* 

2 Robert (born in r8o 5 -died in lege, Canonsburg. He studied medic 

pteb'l ^ 8 ' ' S3J ' M: "' y Dr : Th ° maS WaImsIe y> « Chambe, 

' going with his preceptor to Hagei 

3 ' ^ LEXAN ° ER " After Dr. Walmsley's death he c 

,. f; (vK, ' s D ™can (bom in 1812— studies at Hagerstovvn with Dr. You 

d.cl m 1870) removed to Pittsburgh, and tending a course of lecture, in ■ ■ ' 

was agent for the United States and Pilot Department of the University of P 

Ma, Stage W He marned Feb. ,6, vania. He began to practice in Cha, 

836, Nancy Eleanor Maclay (born June burg in ,810. He became an eminent 

25 1812) daughter oi William and Ma,- can, and had ,1, degree of M . 

garel (Culbertson) Maclay. upon him by t|ie Univmi ^ . 

5 ; William (born ,n 1814-died in war with England in 181 2 ■ 

1857) was a phys,cian at Logansport, Ind. cestry, he shared in the Strug* 

He yarned April 11 1837. Nancy C. Mc- of volunteers, he left Chambe, 

( 11 ill 1 •inn it,..- r.\ "I /"> 1 ■» < „ 



Culloh, daughter of Thomas G. and Mar- 
garet (Purviance) McCulloh. They had 



5. '' s i-' and marched to Buff 



1SSIK 



l.i.rv,;,.,,,, McCulloh. I hey had stayed until Januarv, ,813. He held I 

Joseph, Margaretta and Ellen Bell. sition of First Lieutenant until , 

6. Mary d.ed ,n 1817. Meadville, when they were inco, 

Mr. Culbertson .named (second) ,1k- ,„ Pennsylvania Regiment, and he was 

Trances Stewart (torn near Harrisburg, made surgeon, in which capaci^ he s 

h-uMsie 1 ''' J7 ' lSr>;) ' ThCy l ' ntilthe >- wercm » ?tere dout. [, - 

1SS " e ' the British threatened Baltimon 

,'/ ^; c ^ E J Simpson (born Jan. ,8. being rapidly raised, he was cl 

8 9-d,ed at Shanghai, China, Aug. 16, and marched hurriedly, witl 

.8"-') was graduated at the Military Acad- hundred men of Franklin , 

em y at "<*' Poi,1 < '» '839, ^Kl served until dangered city. There he was once • 

April i S , .851, when he resigned to become vated to the surgeonc) of tl 

» ™«onary in China. He translated th« ,8,5 he relinquished his prac 

B,bl mto he < hnjese , an guage. in l855 , ari |, to engage in businc. 

and alsopubhshed Darknessm the Flowery but he soon returned and , 

Yo S, r ,n ;' , • Wl1 '' °l XCU — '-' *«* in panne* 

York State; they had one daughter: Laura. Dr. Jacob Snvilcr. 

* J° SEP " Stkwart, born Feb. ,4. moved from Chaml>er S hurg he as 

l8 2i, d.ed Sept. ., ,830. Bain with him in his practice, a 

3- iHADDKus Ainsworth. born May subsequently heca.ne Culhenso,, 

'7 23 ;l et1 ^ ; 5 °; , Lane Hc re, »«i«»*«««« '- p« 

<hed , 1 .eh x s:,^. AKv ' , '' >n,Ai,i,, ^' , "^::;;r l . ! r 

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moth" paper mill in Chambersburg. In 
1843 lie admitted his son Edmund into part- 
nership, and several years later relinquished 

the business entirely to his sons, Edmund 
and John P. Culbertson. He was connected 
with the Franklin Railroad during its con- 
struction, and was president from 1839-41. 
He was also president of the Bank of Cham- 
bersburg for several years. 

It was Dr. Culbertson's professional ca- 
reer that made him eminent. In surgery he 
was very expert and daring; as an obstetri- 
cian he especially excelled. He was not un- 
known as a medical writer, and a communi- 
cation of his opinion upon a vexed question 
of Physiology attracted the attention and 
hearty commendation of the celebrated Pro 
fessor Chapman. The style of his composi- 
tions was admirable, strong, chaste, and 
easy. In his intercour.se with his medical 
brethren, he was respectful and courteous, 
observing professional ethics with strict 
fidelity, and deporting' himself with a delicacy 
that became proverbial. Dr. Culbertson mar- 
ried March it;. [809, Nancy Purviance 
(born iii 1786 — died Jan. 1, 1850), daughter 
•of Samuel and Nancv Purviance. The Pur- 
viance family was of French Huguenot 
origin. Mr. Purviance was an early paper 
manufacturer at Chambersburg. Dr. Sam- 
uel 1). and Nancy Culbertson had issue: 

1. Edmund (V). 

2. Elizabeth married Elihu Din- 
widdie Reid 1 VI). 

3. Albert (died at Monongahela City, 
July 16, 1S7S1 married Emma Brown, and 
they had issue: Mary, Nancy. Samuel Dun 
can, Emma and James. 

4. Augustus H., bom in 1822, died 
Jan. 23, 1839. 

5. Ferdinand (born April 30, 1S23 — 

died at Peoria. 111.. May 7, 1863) married 
May 5, 1852, l.avinia Culbertson; they had 
two children : Herbert and Nancv Purviance. 



6. John Purviance (bom Aug. 26, 
1827 — died Oct. 23, 1900) married (first), 
April \, 1851, Mary Belle Watson, d 
ter of James Watson; (second) Bird Stur- 
geon, of Shippensburg ; and (third;. 
Wunderlich, daughter of Daniel K. Wun- 
derlich. By his last marriage there was 
issue: John Purviance, Charles A. and Will- 
iam Augustus. 

(V) EDMUND CULBERTSON (born 
at Chambersburg, Jan. 12, 1812 — died 
March 4. 1883), son of Dr. Samuel D. and 
Nancy (Purviance) Culbertson. was edu- 
cated at the Chambersburg Academy, and 
was graduated at Washington College, now 
Washington and Jefferson, Washingl 
Pa. lie studied medicine with 
and was graduated M. 1). at Jefferson Medi- 
cal College, Philadelphia, in 1836. After re- 
ceiving his degree he practiced at Jackson, 
Miss., one year, and two years at Sprii g 
111. lie then returned to Chambersburg 
in [843 entered into partnership with his 
father in the manufacture of straw i 
lie continued with his father's firm until 
1856. He afterward engaged in the - 
and commission business with Co',. D. I '. 
Gehr and William L. Chambers, but 
the partnership expired he retired. He was 
president of the Bank of Chamber; 
'873-83; president of the Franklin 1 
Agricultural Society; a director of the Tay- 
lor Manufacturing Company ; and a ti 
of the balling Spring Presbyterian Church. 
In politics he was a Republican. He was a 
member ^\ the 1. O. O. 1-".. and tilled, all the 
chairs. Dr. Culbertson married May 14. 
1N44. Ellen 11. Kennedy (born Aug. n. 
1S22), daughter of James J. and Marj 
(Cowell) Kennedy. They h.. 

1. 1 .UCY A- die.! 

2. Emma S. married Chauncey 1m** 
[Ives Family]. 

>. Samuel Duncan, a civil ei . 



\$2 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

4. Nancy Purviance married Daniel in saddle bags, thrown across him, fled 

H. Wingerd (died Jan. 10, 1902), son of three or four miles away to the f- >rt wlic 

Adam and Margaret (Zellar) Wingerd, of her husband was on duty. Elihu Dinw 

Greencastle. He was graduated at Franklin Reid served in the war of the Reb 

and Marshall College in 1869, after which lieutenant of Company K, 13th Pennsyl- 

hc studied in the Universities of Berlin and vania Reserves, and afterward as quar 

Vienna for two years. He studied law with master and commissary of the Brigade, -> .: - 

Kennedy & Stewart, Chambersburg, and ing in all three years, and participating 11 

practiced his profession at Reading. They battles of Drainesville, Fredericksburg, A11- 

had issue: Margaret Kennedy, who died tietam and Gettysburg. Early in li 

young; and Edmund Culbertson. Reid engaged in the dry g Is business at 

5. James Kennedy (died in Chicago, Shippcnsburg, but came to Chambersburg in 
in 1896) was a farmer in Kansas, lie mar- 1830, and formed the dry goods firm of 
ried Annie 1'. Armstrong, of Hamilton, ( >n- Maclay i\: Reid. The partnership last< 
tario, and they had issue: Sheldon Maxwell two years, after which he conducted the busi- 
and Archibald Wingerd. ness alone for many years. Later he went to 

(VI) ELIZABETH CULBERTSON California, and lived at Sacramento f 

(born Jan. (;, 1814 — died April 6, 1891), three years. Capt. Dinwiddie and E 

daughter of Dr. Samuel D. and Nancy ( Pur- Reid had issue: 

viance) Culbertson, married Dec. _', [834, 1. Samuel D. C, born in 1838, 

Elihu Dinwiddie Reid (born Jan. 9, 1807 — 1867. 

died Jan. 9, 1880), son of James and [sa- _». Edmund, born in 1840. died, in 1861. 

bella (Dinwiddie) Reid, grandson of Hugh 3. Helen married in December, 

and Jean (Crawford) Dinwiddie, or Dun- William S. Stenger (born Feb. 13, l8-i< I, 

woody, and a descendant of the Dinwoodie son of Peter and Christina (Shearei l St 

and Reid families of Adams county. Hugh ger, of Fort Loudon. He was gradu 

Dinwiddie was a resident of Pennsylvania Franklin and Marshall College in 185S, . 

from 1 74 1 , and was captain of a company in was a member of Congress, 1879-83. ; 

the Associated Companies of York county in Secretary of the Commonwealth. iN\; S7. 

1756: major of _'d Battalion York Associa- They bad issue: Walter Rei I, born in Feb 

tors July 28, 1775, and lieutenant-colonel 3d ruary, [865, married Emma Willi.- 

Battalion, York Associators, July 28, 1775: Philadelphia; Harriet married Minot ]• 

and lieutenant colonel 3d Battalion, York Bessie; Helen Yundt married Frank 

Associators, Dec. 31, 17;!.. The Din- Smith of Pittsburgh, Pa.: William: 

widdies were Scotch- Irish Presbyterians, inund ; and Alexander is deceased. 
and in politics were Whigs, as dis- 4. Annik married Dr. Benjamin Bow- 

tinguished from Tories. Jean Crawford, man (VII). 

wife of Hugh Dunwiddie, displayed great (VII) ANNIE REID, danj 

courage during the Indian troubles. It is Elihu D. and Eli abeth (Culliertson) 

said (if Iter that on April 13. [758. seeing the married in 1S71. Dr. Rem., 

smoke from the burning houses of her neigh- (liorn in Cumberland count)-, in ^37), 

bors, and realizing the flames must have been ^\ Benjamin and Annie (McO 

kindled by Indians, she saddled her horse, man. a farmer in the Cr.mhc 

and with her lour little children stowed awav near tin Si riviT. 1 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ,33 

man, Sr. (horn in 1810 — died in 1888). was of Germany, and in 1769 took up 41 

a son of Jacob Bowman, .also a farmer. Dr. of land near Quickel's Church, in Concwago 

Bowman had three brothers — John and township, York county. He donated the 

Samuel, died in infancy, and Jacob, died land on which Quickel's Church, on the 

aged twenty-two years — and two sisters Conewago, now stands, by deed executed 

Mary, who married John Morgan; and March 17, 1770. He also contributed the 

Sarah, who married W. H. Brenneman. He timber for the church, and supplied most 

was educated in the public schools of his na- of the labor in its construction. The edifice 

live county, at the Whitehill Academy, and was occupied by the Reformed and 

at the Cumberland County Normal School. Lutheran congregations. One of the stipu- 

He then taught school for six years in Cum- lations of the Quickel deed was that Bar- 

herland county. His last engagement as a bara Quickel, his wife, should have a pew 

teacher was with the High School of Me- in the church fur life. The family tradition 

chanicsburg. While he was teaching, he is that he was a captain in the Revolutionary 

read medicine with Dr. .Michael Freese. In army. The parentage of his wife has not 

1863, he entered the New York Homeo- been ascertained. He had three sons, whose 

pathic Medical College and was graduated, names are unknown with the exception of 

Feb. 25, 1865. He then returned to Me- John, who settled on the old hon 
chanicsburg and practiced in partnership with (111 |()I1.\ Ol'lCKKL inborn in 

Dr. Freese until July, 1866, when he came to York county. June 9. 1762), son of l^].n 

Chambersburg, where he has been in active Michael Quickel, was a farmer in York 

practice ever since. Dr. Bowman is a senior county, lie married Elizabeth Brenneman; 

member of the American Institute of Horn- they had issue, six sons ami five dai 

copathy, becoming a member in June. 1869. namely: 
He belongs to the F. & A. M. He is a Pres- 1. John. 

bytcrian and a member of the Falling Spring 2. Elizabeth ( lx>rn 1788 — died Aug. 

Presbyterian Church. Dr. Bowman was 6, 1890) married Mr. Kuehn. 
twice married. He married (first) in i860, 3. Srs.\x died unmarried. 

Margaret J. Nelson (died in 1862), daugh- 4. Barbara died unmarried. 

tcr of Josiah \ T elson, of Cumberland county ; 5. Michael (111). 

they had one daughter, Margaret, who died 6. Christian. 

aged sixteen years. By his second marriage 7. Anna married William I 

he had issue : 8. 1 lENRY. 

1. Elizabeth Culbertson married 9. Catharine 
June n. [903, Mervyn Paul Randolph, i>\ 10. Gi-.oKi;r. 

Seattle, S.tate of Washington. 11. Jacob died in infancy. 

2. Harriet Reid, living at home. (Ill) MICHAEL QUICKEL (bon 

York county. Aug. 25, 1704 died Feb. _'S. 

QUICKEL AND RICE FAMILIES. 1846), son of John and Elizabetl 

John Michael Quickel thorn July, 1721— man) Quickel. was a farmer. He marri< 

died Pec. 1787') was the ancestor oi the Catharine Krone (born Feb. -\. 1807 

Quickel family >A York county and the Rice Sept. 2S. 1897). daughter of George .1 

family of Chambersburg. At an early date Catharine (Lininger) Krone: tlicj ha< 

he emigrated from the northern palatinate issue: 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



i. Gideon, 

2. George. 

3. Anna married David Meiscnhelder. 

4. Tohias. 

5. Leah J. (IV) married Andrew II. 
Rice. 

(IV) LEAH J. QUICKEL, daughter 
of Michael and Catharine (Krone) Quickel, 
was married Jan. 11, 1870, to Andrew II. 
Rice, son of 

PETER P. RICE (born in 1818 -died 
in J8N7), who was a farmer in Adams 
county, until 1840, when he settled near 
Chambersburg. Peter 1'. Rice was .a sun 
of John Rice, a farmer in Adams county, 
who had five children; Peter P.. Hannah 
(married Mr. Fisher), Daniel, Anna P. and 
Barbara (married Crist Wingerd). Peter 
P. Rice had three sons: 

1. Andrew 11. 

2. Amos H. 

3. John A. 

Andrew II. Rice is a merchant in Cham- 
bersburg. Andrew II. and Leah (Quickel) 
Rice have issue : 

1. John 1)., a member of the Franklin 
County Par. 

2. Naomi E. 

3. 1). F.ih-.ak (V). 

(V) 1). EDGAR RICE (bom at 
Chambersburg, Oct. 13. 1875), son of An- 
drew II. and Leah J. (Quickel) Rice, was 
educated in the public schools of his na- 
tive town and was graduated at the high 
school in 1891, at the Chambersburg 
Academy in 1893, and at Pennsylvania Col- 
lege, Gettysburg, in 1896, He taught in 
the Harrisburg High School. [896-98, and 
was principal of the Chambersburg High 
School. 1898-1900. lie studied law with 
Hon. W. Rush Gillail and was admitted to 

the Franklin County Bar in April. 1001. 

He was an assistant teacher in the Cham- 
bersburg Academy, i<h>i 02, and became 



principal of the academy Aug. 1. 1902. lie 
is a successful teacher and is making his 
mark as head master of the old iemy. 

IK- is a member of tin- First United Brethren 
Church. 

. 

ELDER FAMILY. The • 
of the Elder family of St. Thoma« and 
Peters townships is invoh ed 
scurity. James Elder came to the neigh- 
borhood about the middle of tl 
century with John Dixon and John Camp- 
hell. He was enrolled as a pri ate ::i Capt. 
Joseph Armstrong's Company in 1755. 
This was the first company formed in the 
Province for the defense of tl 
against the French and India::-. It 
known whether this James Elder is identi- 
cal with James Elder 1 born in Scotlai 

Ireland, in 1712 — died in Fann< 

Sept. 13. 1818), an early settl 

Valley with his wife Elizal 

Ireland in 1714— died in Pat'., Valley, July 

17, 1816), where he 1 btaineel : 

a tract of land. April 10. 1763. I ' 

Valley centenarian was a son 

der, who settled in Paxtang I 

Harrisburg. about 1730. and a 

the Lev. John Elder, : 

and Derry Churches. We havi 

of the family either of Jar. 

Thomas, or James Eldci . 1 I 

are a number oi Eldei m 1 n the 

Rev. Dr. fohn King's record, among them 

Samuel rider to Martha Pj 

It is likely that from this S ' came 

James Elder, who is : 

cestor o\ the St. Thomas I 

OH J AMI'S ELDER 
li i\\ us hip V>\ cnilx 1 . 1 833 
of land near Bridgeport, iv ' He 

was a fanner and a mem' . 1 
We-; Conocochcague Pre-' 
and is buried in the old Wa 



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near Lemastcrs. lie married June i, 1^15, 
Rachel McAfee; they had issue: 

1. Mark, born in t.Siu. 

2. Alexander, born in 1 8 1 S. 

3. Benjamin, born in 1820. 

4. James Gettys (III). 

5. Jane Elizabeth, born in 1828. 

6. David. 

7. Rebecca. 

(Ill) JAMES GETTYS ELDER 
(born Feb. 22, r822— died Dec. 16, 1882), 
son of James and Rachel (McAfee) Elder, 
was brought up on his father's farm, edu- 
cated in the public schools, and learned the 
trade of a whipmaker. He engaged in the 
business of whipmaking in the village of 
St. Thomas and conducted it for several 
years, when he embarked in mercantile pur- 
suits in partnership with Col. William 1). 
Dixon, in the same village. The partner- 
ship of Elder & Dixon lasted until after the 
outbreak of the Civil war. Young Elder 
was noted for his military spirit and be- 
came first lieutenant of the Franklin .Artil- 
lery, under Capt. McAllister. This organi- 
zation at St. Thomas was the rival of the 
Irwin Artillery, commanded by Capt. 
Charles T. Campbell. Lieut. Elder suc- 
ceeded to the command of the Franklin 
Artillerists, and commanded the battery at 
a military encampment held at Chambers- 
burg, in 1850. At the beginning of the 
Rebellion Capt. Elder offered his company 
to the government immediately upon Presi 
dent Lincoln's first call for troops, and it 
was mustered as Company C, 2d 1'. V., 
April jo, 1861. The regiment participated 
in (it'n. Patterson's advance into Virginia 
in June, l86l, and was mustered out pf 
service July 26, 1861. In the summer o\ 
1862 Capt. Elder recruited the 126th Regi- 
ment, P. Y., of which he was appointed 
colonel Aug. 1 3, 1862. After its organiza- 
tion the regiment was attached to the 1st 



Brigade, 3d Division, 5th Corps. The regi- 
ment participated in the march toward An- 
tietam, but arrived too late for the 
It was afterward moved to Warrcnton and 
subsequently to the neighborhood < 
mouth, Ya.. and on the morning of Dec. 
11th it marched from camp for it- initial 
battle. For two days it was held in sus- 
pense to the music of Burnside's 
cannon, but on the 13th the brigade ci 
the Rappahannock by the upper bridge, and, 
passing through the town of Frederic! 
was led at half past three out along the Tele- 
graph Road to a low meadow on the right, 
where it was exposed to a heavy : 
artillery. After some delay it was ordered 
to the left of the road, under covei 
hill. "That crest must be carried lo-i 
Burnside had said, speaking of Mar;.. - 
Three fruitless attempts had been m: 
carry the frowning heights, when Hum- 
phreys' division was ordered up for 
charge. Forming his brigade in t\\ ■ 
the 126th on the right of the -• 
with orders to the men not to fire, I I I 
rely solely on the bayonet, Tyler sounded 
the charge. Ascending the hill in we'.i 
ordered lines, the brigade we I 
past the brick house on Marves Hill, over 
the prostrate lines of the lasl 
column, to the stone wall where the enemy 
lay. In a moment that fatal wall was a 
sheet oi flame, and. worse even, th< I 
in the rear opened. Bewildered, and 
moment irresolute, the brigade bej 
This was fatal. 'Lie momentum 
charge was lost. Staggering hack 1 
cover i.>\ the house, and. descending ll 
clivity, it reformed at the foot 
At the head of his men. heroically 
them on. at the farthest |*>int in I 
Col Elder fell, severely wounded 
llis wound was so serious and u. 
so slow that he was unable to he present at 



136 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

the muster out of the regiment, May 20, terested in the purchase and sliipmet I 

1863. After his discharge Col. Elder re- hay from various section 

turned to his native county, making his home He was also in active bush,' 

in Chambersburg. He was county treasurer lines. He bought and sold a- much 

one term, 1864-66. He then engaged in the hundred thousand pounds of 

banking business, and was one of the or- and was an extensive purchaser 

ganizcrs and a stockholder of the Franklin especially potatoes, in the \Y< I 

County Bank. After retiring from the bank them to Chambersburg b) I >ad and 

he gave his attention to hi^ farm, just out- disposing of them in the home ma Mr. 

side of the borough limits, until his death. Elder married, in 1870, Clara Iluber, 

Col. Elder married Feb. 17, 1845, Mar . v E. daughter of John and Man 

Brindle (born Feb. 18, 1827— died Aug. 4, Huber;they had is-ue: 

1903), daughter of John and Catherine i. Gertrude married George 1). 

(Palmer) Brindle. James G. and Mary E. Woodrow, auditor of the \\\-t V 

Elder had issue: Central Railroad. 

1. Margaret C, born Feb. 1. 1846, 2. James, a merchant at Elkins, \V. 
died unmarried, June 12, 1874. Va., married Mary Brown. 

2. John W. (IV). 3- John W., married 

3. Amelia J. married Charles Gehr Kramer, and they have one 
(Gehr Family). Elder. 

4. Carrie Belle, born Oct. 9, 1854, 4. William. 
died unmarried, April 17, 187J. 5- Belle. 

5. Fanny married J. Wilson Hum- 6. Wilson II. 
bird. 7. George W. 

6. James. 8. C. Price. 

7. Bruce, living in Chambersburg. 

8. William Dixon married Anna DICKSON" and DIXSON 
Carlisle Grove (horn Aug. 14, 1870 — died John Dixson, or Dickson (b 

Jan. _>4, K)oi), daughter of X. Pearse and in 1690, of the Clan Argylc), the ai 

Margaret W. (Seibert) Grove; they hail the Dickson and Dixon families 1 

issue: Margaret and lames. county, came to tin I 

(IV) JOHN W, ELDER (born in St. with Charles Campbell in 1735. and in 1737 

Thomas, June 10, 1848 -died Nov. 1 2, settled 0:1 the farm in St. Th< 

1903)1 son of James Gettys and Mary E. where his descendants still live. The r 

(Brindle) Elder, was educated in the pub- of his wife has not been asccrtai 

lie schools of Chambersburg. When he "had eight sons and one daughter. 
was twenty years old he accepted a position 1. John was killed by the Ind 

in llu post,, nice at Philadelphia, but after the continence oi the two brand 

a few months he resigned to become agent Conococheague. 
for the Adams Express Company in Cham- 2. Roreri served 

bersburg; lie held this position tor seven Joseph Armstrong's company f< 

years. In 1875 he embarked in the grocery "i the frontier against the Frcnc 

business, in which he was engaged until his diaus in 1755. an.! v. as a soldier 1 

death. After 1SS0 he was extensively in- olution. He had. a son. Willi. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



I. 7 



in 1784, leaving two daughters: Katharine 
and Rachel. 

3. William (II). 

4. Samuel. 

5. Joseph. 

6. David. 

7. George. 

8. James. 

9. A daughter married Matthew Gie- 
land and moved to Western Pennsylvania, 
near the Ohio line; they had a large family. 

(]]) WILLIAM DIXON (born in 
1732 — died November, 1812), son of John 
Dixson, the emigrant, was brought to St. 
Thomas township by his parents in his in- 
fancy. When only nine years old he was 
stolen by the Indians and concealed in a 
cave near his home, but was brought to his 
parents by a friendly squaw. He joined the 
•company under Capt. Joseph Armstrong, 
Aug. 5, 1755. the first organization formed 
in the Conococbeague valley after Brad- 
dock's defeat, lie served until the close of 
the French and Indian war. being a sergeant 
in Captain Armstrong's company, of the 
Second battalion of the Pennsylvania regi- 
ment. He was with Major Dunwoody in an 
action near Knobsville, in what is now Ful- 
ton county, in which Dunwoody and his en- 
tire command were massacred, only Sergeant 
Dixon and two others escaping with their 
lives. He was an ensign in active service in 
the Revolution. Mr. Dixon married Aug. 1. 
1767, Agnes Dunlop; they had issue: 

i. Samuel, horn Aug. 10. 17(18. 

2. John, horn June 24, 1770. 

3. Margaret (born Sept. 26, -1772) 
married May 25, 1815, John Falls. 

4. W'ni iam horn t VI. 1 1, 1774. 

5. Agnes (bom Feb. 1. 1777^ died un- 
married. 

6. Mary (born Feb. n. 1770) married 
March 31, 1803, Robert Bratten. 

7- James (III). 



8. David (IV). 

(III) JAMES DICKSON (born near 
St. Thomas. Nov. 28. 178 1 — died in Knox 
county, 111., in 1848), son of William and 
Agnes (Dunlop) Dixon, was a Franklin 
county farmer until 1839. when he removed 
to the neighborhood of Knoxville, 111 

was a stock dealer in the western country 
before the era of railroad., lie was a Pres- 
byterian. Mr. Dickson married June 15, 
1814, Jane Bratten (died in 1840) ; they had 
issue : 

1. William (born June 5. 1815 — 
died in Chicago, 1835 1 ; In- was a printer. 

2. Mary thorn Nov. 2, 1817 — died at 
Stockton, Cal.. 1870) was twice married. 

3. John (V). 

4. IIikam, bom Sept. 2, 1825, 
St. I Ielena. Cal.. 1869. 

5. Jane Ann (b 'in Jan. 22. 
married Joel Smull, and is now a widow liv- 
ing in Chicago. She has one son, 
Smull. 

6. Margaret (born Nov. jo. 

died at Springfield, 111.) married Madison 
Archer. 

7. Charles Campbell, born Dec. 26, 
1832, died at Wilmington, 111., in 1854. 

8. Elizabeth (born Nov. 18. 1836— 
died in California) manic: Mr. Winter- 
inger. 

(IV) DAVID DIXON (bom in St. 
Thomas township. Nov. 22. 1780 ,1 

20. 1849), son >'i William and Ag 
lop) Dixon, was a farmer on the 
homestead, lie was a member of the 
byterian Church. Mr. Dixon married 
May, 1833, Catharine (Jeffrey) Ager 
in 1791- died Jan. 18. 1871 ), w 
Thomas Agcr and daughter of ' : 
ami Annie (Swan) Jeffrey. She \ 
granddaughter oi John and Rad 
hers") Jeffrey, Rachel Chambers I . 
ter oi Col. Benjamin Chambers, tl 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



of Chambersburg. Benjamin Jeffrey, .Mrs. 
Dixon's father, served in the Revolution 
and was wounded in the shoulder at the battle 
of Brandywine by a British light horseman. 
Her brother, John Jeffrey, marched to Eric 
in 1814 as a member of Capt. Samuel Gor- 
don's company and died in the service. 
David and Catharine Dixon bad issue: 

1. William DuNLOP (VI). 

(V) JOHN DICKSON (born near St. 
Thomas, June 1 5, 1820), son of James and 
Jane (Bratten) Dickson, was reared on a 
farm and received his education in the com- 
mon schools. In 1840 he entered the Gales- 
burg (111.) Academy, but after a short stay 
there a severe attack of fever and ague com- 
pelled him to abandon his studies. He then 
returned to his native county and became a 
teacher in the public schools. Although 
brought up a Presbyterian he embraced the 
tenets of the United Brethren in Christ, in 

1843, and was licensed to exhort in January, 

1844, and to preach Aug. 9, 1845. His first 
circuit was in Perry county, lie continued 
in the itinerancy during the first six years of 
bis ministry. lie was ordained Jan. 26, 
1850. 1 lis first station was Chambersburg, 
1851-54. The first church building was in a 
very dilapidated condition when he began his 
work in Chambersburg, hut he succeeded in 
building a new church. In 1862 he was ap 
pointed to Chambersburg for the sco 
time, and he at once went to work to secure a 
parsonage for the congregation, in which be 
succeeded. In the meantime he had been 
for four years a presiding elder. lie also 

built a church for the Mechanicsburg con- 
gregation before returning to Chambers- 
burg. Altogether he served twenty-three 

years before he was elected bishop, ill 1S69. 

lie was reelected annually for twenty four 
years, lie is now living in retirement alter 
sixty years in the ministry, Dr. Dickson 
married Nov. 14, [848, Mary Jane Adair, 



daughter of William and Agnes Ad; 
Big Spring, Cumberland county; the; 
issue : 

i. William Adair (born Auj 
1849) received a business 1 
commercial school in Philadelphia, bin 
afterward graduated at Union Biblical .- 
inary, Dayton, Ohio, and entered l 
istry of the United Brethren in Christ. lie 
was at one time bookkeeper in the I . B. 
Publishing House at Day!' 1:1. He v. 
gaged in mercantile pursuits at Chambers- 
bury for a number of years but lati 
turned to the active ministry. He is now 
pastor of the Dillsburg charge, 1903. Mr. 
Dickson married Emma Kuhn, d 
John and Elizabeth (Skelly) Kuhi 
Chambersburg; they have issue: Ma< 
ried Wilber Byer, and has 1 ns, V 

Dickson and John Robert) ; 
and Emma. 

2. John Dunlof (born Dec 19, 
1S52) is a carpenter in Chicag ■. He 

ried Elizabeth Cowan, of Colm bus. 
they have issue: Williai 
Ralph Cowan, 1 tarry and ( 

3. Charles 1 Ioke (born ( >ct. 31 . 
1 855 ) lives at Los Angeles. 

4. Clarence B. (born April 24 
married Miss Rosecrans, of Westci 
Ohio. 1 le graduated at O 

is a physician in Los Angck s, Cal 

5. Margaret t Madge | (bon 
i860) was graduated at Otterbcin l*i 
sity. She was graduated M. P.. at ' 
land, and spent a year at the L'ni ■ 
Berlin, 1 being the first woman l 1 I 
Medical Department. She 

M. Mateer, a Presbyterian miss 
China, and accompanied him, in 1S90, as 
medical missionary. 

(>. M \ks Al K r (hoi n 1 >cl :.: 
was graduated at OtterU-in l*nb 1 
was principal i^i the la 



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Erie Conference Seminary. She married 
J'rof. Loos, of Western College, Iowa, in 
which she was Professor of Greek and Ger- 
man; they have issue: Carl, Alice, Helen, 
Chester and Belle. 

7. Jennie May (horn June 11, jSo-j 
married J. C. Oy'er, of Chambersburg, Pa.; 
they have two children, John 1). and William 
Adair. 

(VI) WILLIAM DUNLOP DIXON 
(horn in St. Thomas township, Dec. 11, 
1833), son of David and Catharine (Jeffrey) 
Dixon, was educated in the public schools and 
at Millwood Academy at Shade Gap. He 
followed farming until he was twenty-two 
years old and was afterward engaged in mer- 
cantile business at St. Thomas for fourteen 
years. He has since lived on his farm north 
of St. Thomas. At the beginning ( if the Civil 
war he organized a company for the three 
months' service, hut owing to the great num- 
ber of volunteers it was not mustered. The 
company was immediately reorganized for 
the three years' service and was mustered in 
April 24, [86l, with Mr. Dixon as captain. 
Upon tin' organization of the Pennsylvania 
Reserves il was designated as Company 1). 
6th Regiment, 35th 1'. V. The regiment was 
sent to the front to assist in the defense of 
Washington in June, 1861, and was assigned 
to the 3d Brigade of Gen. McCall's Division. 
It first went into action at Dranesville, Va.. 
Dec. jo, i So 1 . The regiment participated 
with the Reserves in the seven days' battle in 
front of Richmond and left the peninsula in 
August, 1862, lo see war in its sternest as- 
pect at (he second battle of Bull Run. Then 
by a forced march the command was hur- 
ried to Antietam, on Sept. 14th, reaching 
South Mountain, where the regiment lost 
heavily, being on the extreme righl that 
turned the enemy's left Hank. They re- 
mained there that night, and the next morn- 
ing, with the brigade, marched to Keedvs- 



ville and camped for the night near a mill 
on Antietam creek. On the morning 
1 Oth a general forward movement 
the 6th moving with the brigade 
creek where the enemy's line was ; 
and on the afternoon of that day. together 
with the famous "Bucktail" Regiment, they 
opened the battle of Antietam. Out'.. ! 
the following day the regiment assisted in 
the stubborn contests in the cornfield, where 
the enemy was driven back, meeting wil 
aggregate loss of 132. and they were 1 
lieved until 10 a. m. on the 17th. 
under Franklin on the left at Fredericks- 
burg, the 6th Reserves lost one-third 
entire number. Capt. Dixon wa- 
in December, 1862, t" he acting maj r. and 
served in that capacity until May 23. 
when he was promoted t" he lieul 
onel. Arrivingat Gettysburg at 2 p. m., July 

2, [863, the regiment charged from 
Round Top after Gen. Sykes' Regulars were 
repulsed, when the 3d Corps under S 

was defeated with heavy loss. L .•.-Col. 

Dixon was wounded in the char< 

eve >'i the 3d of July. He was breveted July 

3. 1863, for gallant and meritorious 
Gettysburg. Gen. Dixon was v. 
his left knee at Dranesville, Va . 
l86l ; lie was wounded in the head an ' 
shoulder near Harrison's Landing, Va.. July 
_'. [862; on July 3. 1863, he rcc< 

wound in the face at Gettysburg. Pa 
at Bethesda, Va., June 10. iSo^ I . 
struck in the left breast by a spent ball He 
received the brevet rank oi briga 
end. March 11. 1865. for gallant 
torious conduct in the battles of S; 
van in Court House. North Anna. K 
Bethesda Church, t )n the Inst ■' 
regiment's term oi service, when nnh i. ; <> 
veterans remained, it captured 102 | 
ers. fortune pei mining a u ; ' ' • ! 

to its career and that oi its com- 



140 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

xnanding officer. No Franklin conn- Conococheaguc country was in the Prov- 

ty officer, when the regiment was mus- incc belonging to Lord Baltimore 

tered out, June 11. 1863, Iiad a war McLanahan's will was made June 6, 1764, 

record more brilliant than Col. Dixon. After and probated Ma) 27, 1777. In the mean 

tlie Civil war Gen. Dixon resumed the mer- time one of the subscribing witi 

cantile business at St. Thomas, in which he uel Bigger, had either died ed fron 

•continued until 1872. In politics he is an in- the Conocochcague settlement ; 

dependent Republican. In religion he is a Moorhead was dead, and his hand-wrilii 

Presbyterian. Socially he belongs to the was proved by his son, James; and Mary 

Loyal Legion and the Masonic fraternity, Breakinaudy (Brackinridge) had married, 

having been a member of George Washing- becoming Mary Walker. After pi 

ton Lodge, No 1.13, F. & A. M., for the past for his wife. Mary, who was made exe 

thirty-six years. he divided his land between hi- two sons. He 

William D. Dixon married June 14, also disposed of his four slaves, Dick. - 

1855, Martha Gillan (born in 1833 — died Doll and Milley. If the women we 1 

Nov. 23, 1902), daughter of William and the will declare.! that I I Milley i- to 

Sarah (Dyarman) Gillan; they had issue: he learned to Reed the Bible by theii 

1. David Jeffrey, a veterinary sur- ters." James and Mary McLanahan had 
geon at Hoboken, N. J., married Isabelle issue: 

MacMurray. of Westfield, N. J., in 1903. 1. James (II). 

lie was graduated from Mercersbr.rg Col- 2. Jon.x (111)- 

lege in 1878, and received his professional (II) JAMES McLANAHAN 

training at the American Veterinary College Antrim township, in 1735 — c ied April i~. 

of New York City, from which he was grad- 1823), son of James and Mary McLana- 

nated in 1881. ban, was a farmer. lie married [< 

2. Margaret died during the battle of Craig (born in 17.(3 — died Sept. 10. iSi 
Antietam. of the Eastern Shore, of Man ' 

3. Sarah Catherine married Edgar issue: 

1'.. Diehl I see Diehl Family]. She acquired 1. John (1Y). 

her education at Wilson College. Chambers- 2. James (born \:\ I/67 — died in La.! 

burg, and St. Joseph's Academy, Emmits timore) married Elizabeth B 

burg. Md., from which she was graduated January, 1775), daughter of J 

in 18S9. belli (Johnston) 

3. Robert r< lunty. 

McLANAHAN FAMILY. JAMES lie married Rebecca Dunlop, dauj 

Mel WAHAX (born in Ireland died in Col. James and Jaiu 

Antrim township, in 1777). the ancestor <.<i are known to have had t\\ . : lame 

tin- McLanahan family of Franklin county, and lane. After his death bis widow mar- 

was one of the early settlers in the C>n>> rictl Roberl Steele, 
cocheague valley, lie came to Antrim 4. William (V). 

township about 1731. and obtained a war- 3. Margaret married Tit 

rant for tracts of land, comprising 900 acres, (died in 1819): they had issue; l 

July 3, 1742. It is probable th.it he first oh James. Isabella, Nancy. Susan. Rel>ccca 

lained a Marvland grant, believing that the Sarah. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. , 4 , 

6. Samuel (VI). They were sons of James and Elizabeth 

7. Joseph died suddenly in 1820, while (Brown-Findlay) Johnston. Their mother 
doing business in the office of Hon. James was a daughter of Adjutant Brown, one of 
Riddle. the defenders of Londonderry, and she was 

8. Mary married William Allison the widow of Samuel Findlay, an earl 

( V 1 J ) . tier on the West Conococheague. Col 

9. Sarah (died June io, 1842) mar- Thomas Johnston (bom in 1744— died ;■ 
ried Rev. Joseph McElroy, for many years Mooredale, Carlisle, the home of his daiigh 
pastor of the Scotch Presbyterian Church, ter Nancy, December, 18 19) was adjutant of 
New York City. Col. Abraham Smith's battalion, C. C. A.. 

10. Isabella married Capt. Johnston. 1777-79. and a captain in Licut.-Col. James 
of Hancock', Missouri. Johnston's battalion, in 17& 1. Captaii 

ii. Rebecca married John McLana- Johnston was in active service and served 

han (III-l ). under Wayne at Paoli, in 1777. In his will 

(III) JOHN McLANAHAN (born in he left his sword and rifle to his son Janice 
1737 — died Oct. 4, 1797), son of John ami He was appointed a Justice of the Peace of 
Mary McLanahan, was a farmer in Antrim Antrim township, April 18, 1782, and Lieut. 
township. He married Rebecca Agnew Colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Pennsylvania 
(horn May 3. 1749), daughter of James and Militia, May 1, 1780. He was a Si il 
Rebecca (Scott) Agnew ; they had issue : ator, 1794-18113. His wife Martha 

1. John (died October, 1830) mar- died in August, 1811. They had chil 
ried March 25, j 80(1, his cousin Rebecca dren : James ; Thomas ; Nancy, who married 
McLanahan, daughter of James and Isabella James Moore; Elizabeth, who married 
(Craig) McLanahan ; they had issue : John, -.McLanahan: and Martha, who married 
James, William, Rebecca, Sarah, Isabella Stephen O. Brown. John and Elizabeth Mc- 
and Mary. . Lanahan had issue: 

2. James, born March _>o, 1781, died 1. John B. (VIII). 

June 19, 1795. - James Johnston (born Nov. 15, 

3. Mary married Nathan McDowell 1791, died at Warner Hall, on the Norl 
[McDowell Family]. Shore <<\ Virginia, in 1829) married Sept. 

(IV) JOHN McLANAHAN (horn in 8, 1818, Eliza Tenant (born Nov. 14, r; 
1765 — died Feb. 15, 1848), son of James daughter i'\ Col. James Tenant, oi Ball 
and Isabella (Craig) McLanahan, lived at more ; diey had issue : Mary Elizabeth, 1> 
Prospect Hall Farm, adjacent to Green- April 22, [820, died 1828; Isabella, b 
castle. He died at the home of his daughter, Sept. 16, 1821; Tenant, horn August 18, 
Mrs. Isabella E. J. Brown, in Baltimore. 1823, killed in action at San Jose 

Mr. McLanahan married Feb. 17, 1780, Shepherd, horn Sept. 10, 1825, died at ]\.\- 

Elizabeth Johnston (horn Jan. 17. 1771 — vana, Cuba, of yellow fever. Sep:. 7. 1S5S; 

died March 26, 1849), daughter of Col. John, born July 21, 1827, died at Baltim 

riiomas and Martha (Beatty) Johnston. Emily, bom Oct. it. 1828, married 

v ol, Johnston was one of the four Johnston Price, of Baltimore, Md., and has lit 

brothers of Antrim township, the others be- dren, two daughters and one - 

>"g. Col. James. Major John and Dr. Robert died aged three years. 

Johnston, all soldiers of the Revolution. 3. Johnston, bom Jan. 17. 1791. die 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



at the house of his brother, John B. McLana- 
lian in Chambersburg, May 5, 18^5. 

4. Martha, born May 3, 1790, died 
Eeb. 12, 1 79 1. 

5. Isabella Eliza Johnston- married 
in [819, George Brown, of Baltimore; they 
had issue: Elizabeth, burn May 15, 1821, 
died unmarried; Alexander, born May 21, 
1823, married Miss Colgate Nesbit, of Balti- 
more; Grace Ann, born Jan. 7, 1825. married 
Edward Greenway, of Baltimore; Isabella, 
born Oct. 18, 1827, married William Gra- 
ham ; George Stewart married Harriet Eaton 
mid their son Alexander, is the present head 
•of the firm of Alex. Brown & Sons. 

(V) WILLIAM McLANAHAN (born 
in 1772, died Dec. 27, 1S33) was a farmer in 
Antrim township. He married Mary Gregg 
(born Nov. 2, 1788, died Jan. 9, 1826), 
daughter of Andrew and Martha 1 1 'otter) 
'Gregg. Mr. Gregg was United States Sen- 
ator from Pennsylvania, 1807-13, and Mrs. 
Gregg was a daughter of Gen. James Potter. 
They were the grandparents of Gov. Andrew 
G. Curtin. William and Mary McLanahan 
had issue : 

1. Andrew Gregg (born Aug. 12, 

1807) was a farmer on the old Mel.anahan 

homestead, west of Greencastle. He mar- 
ried, in 1837, A. Elizabeth Doyle (died 
March 28, 1880), daughter of George 
Doyle; they had issue: E. Ormond, Dick, 
Andrew ('•., Celia. Jessie, and Alice. 

2. James Xavier (born in 1809, died 
in New York, Dec. 16, t86i), was a lawyer 
in Chambersburg, a Stale Senator, [842-45, 
and a Representative in Congress, [849-53. 

lie married in 1843. McBride, 

daughter of James McBride, a merchant in 
New York; they had one son. George. 

3. ISABELLA married Dr. Joseph P. 
1 Hester (1 liesler family). 

4. Mary married Dr. John Custis 

Richards v born in Baltimore, June 1, 1812, 



died June#i, 1874). a prominent 
of Chambersburg; they had issue: 
who married Mars ton Niles, of New 
Sarah, and Daisy, who married II" 
Thomas, of New York. 

(VI) SAMUEL M« LAN MIAN (born 
Sept. 11. 1775, died Nov. 20. 1847), 
James and Isabella (Craig I McLai 

was a farmer in Antrim township. He mar- 
ried Dec. 30, 1806, Margaret Allison (born 
.April 24. 1775, died Nov. 17 laugh- 

ter of Col. John and Elizabeth (Wilkin) 
Allison. John Allison was f Will- 

iam and Catharine (Craig; Allison, the first 
settlers where the town of Greencastle is 
now situated. He commanded a reg 1 
in the "Flying Camp.*' in 177". and was a 
member of the Pennsylvania Convention that 
ratified the Federal Constituti .. in [788 
Samuel and Margaret Mel.anahan had 
issue : 

1. John Allison (born An 
died Jan. (6, 1837) married Dec 23, : 
Mary A. E. Davidson (died March 8. 1 E 
daughter of John M. and Mary 1 McLaugh- 
lin) Davidson; they had one son, Job:: 
Davidson, born ]uiw 5, 1837, du I Dec. 3 . 
[837. 

Robert, bom Sept. 19, 1809, died 
Oct. 30, 1857. 

3. Margaret V. married J >hn M. Mc- 
I ) well t McDowell Family 1. 

4. James Craig (bom Sept 12, ! 
died in 1893) married April o. ' 
Kennedy (bom Feb. II. 1832, 

25. 185 0. daughter of \^>v. Stewart and Ann 
(Ferguson) Kennedy: they had 
Stewart Kennedy, who il 
Samuel, born Feb. 12, 1853, a minis 
the Presbyterian Church, and a former mis- 
sionary at Shantung, China. 

(VII) MARY McLANAHAN (born in 
1771 -dud \\\- 7. 1848), daughter of James 
and Isabella (Craig) McLanahan, married 



IllOGKAI'IIICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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William Allison (born Nov. 15, 1749, died 
Sept. 4, 1825), son of William and Cath- 
arine (Craig) Allium, the pioneer settlers 
of Greencastle. lie was County Commis- 
sioner of Franklin county, [788-90, and 
] 797"9 ( '- They had issue: 

1. William, a lawyer, died at Wash- 
ington, Kentucky. 

2. John. 

3. James (horn June 5, 1 79M. died 
Jan. 25, (86l) lived near Greencastle. lie 
married Susan M. Brown (horn Dec. 10, 
1795, died Jan. 29, l86l); they had issue: 
William, who married Susan Reid, and 
had William, Herbert, James, Maud and 
Isabella; Thomas, horn in 1828, and died 
Feb. 8, 1858; James, who married Susan 
E. Campbell, and had James, Edward and 
Hugh Craig; Louisa; and Mary. 

4. ROBERT left home and was not 
traced. 

5. Samuel married Sarah Gurley, and 
they had issue: John R., Mary, and Louisa. 

6. Joseph. 

7. Isabella Craig (born June 14. 
1794, died May 15, 1X50) married March 
25, 1819, Dr. John Boggs (horn Aug. 17. 
1787, died July 12, 1847), son of John 
and Jane (Irwin) BoggS, a physician, lie 
practiced his profession in Greencastle. In 
1814 he served in Capt. Andrew Robison's 
company lor the defense of Baltimore, and 
was appointed assistant surgeon to Dr. John 
McClellan, surgeon of Col. Findlay's regi- 
ment. They had issue: Francis Johnston, 
born Nov. l8, 1825, married Nannie Ir- 
vine Pattison, and had James B., Francis 
J., Percj R., Fanny ].. S. Virginia, Isa- 
bella Allison, Mary 1... and Edith W. ; 
William Allison hoi n Oct. 2d, 1828, was a 
lawyer and married Sus.m Weeks, oi Gales- 
burg, 111.; Charles Henry Beatty, born Dec 
27, 1830, married Octavia Campbell, and 
lud Charles, fohn, William G., Isabel! and 



Eliza; Mary ^IcLanahan, born Jan. 31, 
1820, .died July 10, 1886, married Jan. 18, 
1842, Charles Wharton, and had Charles 
R., John I',., I [enry R., William Br< 
Isabill Allison, Ann II.. Marj I;.. I 
belli J. and Edith; Elizabeth Johnst >i 
March 29, 1833. died May 17. 1861 
Isabel! Allison, horn Feb. 26, 1838, 1 
Oct. 18, 1868, Edmund tie Sclnveinitz, and 
had Isabell. 

8. Mary (horn in 1819, died Dec. 17, 
1846) married Rev. Hamilton Vandyke, a 
minister of the Dutch Reformed CI 
they had issue: Catharine and .'.' 

(VIII) JOHN i:. McLANAHAN 
(horn March 1, 170'!. died Oct. 24. 187; 
son of John and Elizabeth (Johnston) Mc- 
Lanahan, was a resident of Chamber: 
and a much esteemed citizen. He m 1 
Dec. 2!, 184O, Sidney E. McClellai 
Feb. 12, 1812, died May 15. 1886), d 1 
of Dr. John and Eleanor Bell (Mc( 
McClellan. Dr. McClellan (born Aug. 12, 
1762, died June 1 1, 184')), son of 
Sidney 1 Roddy) McClellan, began the 
practice t>\ his profession al Gi 
17SS. and became one of the 11 
surgeons ^<i his time. Some 1 f 
tions are part of the history of A- 
surgery. In 1803 he successful!) per: 
the hazardous operation of the 1 
the parotid gland, the first case on • 
His son. Robert M. McClellan. w. 
retary of the Interior under Pres 
Pierce. John 1'.. and Sidney E. Mel 
han hail 

1. Ellen Bei 1 . born Sept. 
died Maj 2, 1804. 

Elizabeth Johnston (I 
4. 1843) married Dec. 24. 1S67, Jet" 
Nil!, son o\ John and Mary 
Nill; lhe\ had issue: Mary, bon 
1868; and Sidney, born Sept. 1. iS 1. 
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144 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN* COUNTY. 

4. Maria, born Aug. 5. 1846, died burg, and the Chambersburg Academy, and 
May 5, 18.48. was graduated at Princeton University in 

5. Isabella B., born July 13, 1848, 1896. lie is a lawyei in New V01 
died Aug. jo, 1886. 

6 and 7. Twins, horn and died July MACLAY. The Maclay family is 

*3> 1850. of great antiquity in Ireland. Ma 

8. Sidney S., born Jan. 14, 1851, lives anglicised McLigli — was King Brian [5 

on ln's farm in Allegheny county. poet. At the Norman Conquest Gilla Ma< 

9. Grace G. lives in Greencastle. Liag— latinized Gclasiu — was archbisl 
(IX) THOMAS JOHNSTON Mc- of Armagh. Macliagh (mac: Irish. 1 

LANAIIAN (born ai Prospect H .'ill, on the liagh: a physician) was the son • 

farm west of Greencastle, Sept. 21, 1844), and is No. 98 on the O'Dwyer, of Leinstcr, 

son of John 1'.. and Sidney E. (McClellan) pedigree. It lias been anglicised MacLea 

McLanahan, was educated at the Chambers- and even Lee. The surname means the son 

burg Academy. Ik' studied medicine with of a physician, and is found in the counties 

Dr. John Custis Richards, of Chambersburg, Down, Tyrone and Derry, where it lias been 

and was graduated M. D. at Jefferson Medi- modernized as McClay, McLea, : 

cal College, Philadephia, in 1863. After McLeigh and McAlea. McLea is bel 

receiving his degree h< was Acting Assistant by some genealogists to I" - a modem form 

Surgeon in the United States Army until of McLear and McAlcar. These varied 

the close of the war. He returned to Cham- spellings are not surprising when il 

bersburg in 1865, and has since practiced membered that tlie name ^i the Maclays o 

his profession in his native town. Dr. Mc- Lurgan is as often spelled in the public rec 

Lanahan married, Oct. -j. 1870. Rebekah ords McClay, and even A 

A. Austin (born August, 1846), daughter There is a tradition in the M 

of James C. and Elizabeth (Fletcher) Aus- ily that their ancestor, John Maclay, hail 

tin; they have issue: three half brothers. Owen, Giarl 

1. AUSTIN (horn Oct. 31, 1871) was Henry, sons '^i his father. Charles v 

educated at the High School of Chambers- by his first wife whose name is unknown, 

burg, and the Chambersburg Academy, and, According to the tradition these \. 

was graduated at Princeton University in were all officers in t lie army ^i King James 

1892. I le is a hanker in Baltimore, a mem- 11. in Ireland, Owen rctui France 

ber of ilu firm of Alexander Brown & Sons, with the royal exile. Charles b< 

lie married Nov. 6, 1902, Romanic I. cm a duel with a French officer in Dubli 

oyne, of Baltimore. Henry falling a victim oi the battle of the 

Bess (born July 23, 187,0 was Boyne. If this story is half true 

graduated al Wilson College, Chambers- to he the case with family traditi 

burg. She married Nov. 26, 1902, Donald points to the Moclarc faniih 

Paxion McPherson, State Senator, son ^i Tipperary, Clare and Carlow 

Edwanl and Anim I ). (Crawford) Mc- which the American Maclays sprang. 

Fliers. mi; the} have one child: Edward Mauclcrk was one of the pre 

Johnston, born Nov. 10. 1903. County Tipperary who were nssoc 

3. Scott (horn June i.(. 1S77) was authority with John Everard, A 

educated at the High School of Chambers- 135''. The Moclarcs were widclj 



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over Tippcrary in the time of Queen Eliz- was the father of two sons. Charli 
abctli. Three Moclarcs were officers in the John, who emigrated to Penns; 
army of King James II. Edward Moclare gelher, and became the anci the Mac- 
had the rank of Major in Col. Simon Lut- lays of the United Slate-. 
trell's Regiment of Dragoons, and John CHARLES MACLAY DESCEX 
Moclare was a Captain and James Moclare ANTS. (I) CHARLES MACLAY 
an ensign in Col. Dudley Bagnall's lnfan- (bom in County Antrim. Irel 
try. The names of these officers come near- 1703, died Sept., 1753,) sailed from Ireland 
est to. that of Maclay in King James' Army for Pennsylvania, Maj 30, 1734, ■ 
List. It was sometimes spelled "Mockler" wife and new-born babe, and his I 
in Ireland and "Mocklier" in France. The John. Soon after his arrival he settled in 
latter name is also mentioned among the New Garden township, Chester county, but 
principal families in Ireland at the close remained there only a few years. About 
of the seventeenth century. '74- he came to what is now Lurg m I 

Another Maclay tradition is that Owen ship. Franklin county, lie took up . 
Maclay (Edward .Moclare), returning from of land on the north side of the Conedo- 
France, desired to take his nephew Charles, guinet at the bend of the creek, where Ma- 
son of his half-brother, John, to that conn- clay's Mill stand-. This land has always 
try to have the youth educated. Ills father, remained in the possession of his 
however, would not consent without a dants. Charles Maclay lived only eleven 
guarantee that the boy should be brought up year.- after his settlement on the I 
in the Protestant faith. To this the uncle guinet, hut he left behind him a 
would not assent, and going back to France eminent in the affairs of State and nation, 
left his money to strangers at his death. Mr. Maclay married in Ireland, in 1733. 
There is nothing incompatible in the family Eleanor Query (horn in County Antrim, in 
divergences in religion in Ireland at that 1707, died at Maclay's Mill, July 27 
time in this tradition, nor even with the daughter of William Query. He w 
identity of John Maclay. die father of ably a scion of the Query family. 
(diaries, with Capt. John Moclare. of Bag- refugees, who settled in In', id .' 
nail's Infantry. James Moclare, Knight, of reign of Louis XIV. Mr. Querj 1 
Dublin, was attainted in 1691, luii if John Pennsylvania about 1740. The ti 
Maclay's mother was a Hamilton, as is as- is that he settled in Path Valley, bui 
serted, ii would have been easy for him tu cpiently removed to X'orlli Carolina l 
have powerful friends at the court of King and Eleanor (Query) Maclay had 
William III. Although there were llamil- 1. JoilN (II). 
tons on both sides in the war for the Eng- 2. William (III), 
lish throne, they were almost without ex- 3. Charles (born in Chestei 
ception Protestants. Charles Maclay's mar- Aug. 8, 1739, >\ : <-^l Oct. 30, 1834) w; 
riage with a Protestant would have made ing his long and peaceful lif< 
him one, and naturally his son would have Lurgan township. lie was ill .i<\'-' 
been one so strenuous as to insist upon the ice in Capt. Joseph Brady's marchi 
Protestant education ^i die Maclay llamil- pany, under Col. Frederick Watts, ii 
ton branch of the family. *77$- 1 fe is frequently men.. 

John Maclay, the strenuous Protestant, an old man. in the diary of his ncplu . 
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146 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

David Maclay. lie- married Aug. j(>. 1762, then three successive generations of h 

Mary Templeton (bom 1742, died Dec. 12, scendants have each had it.-> repre 

18 1 2), but left no issue. in the Legislature. For many years Mr. 

4. Samuel (IV). Maclay was a ruling elder in the Middle 

5. Eleanor married John Maclay. Spring Presbyterian Church, and he 
(See descendants of John Maclay). of the subscribers to the old Stone church. 

(11). JOHN MACLAY (born in In- built in 1781. 
land, May 10, 1734, died at Maclays Mill, Mr. Maclay married Dec. 17. 17::, 

Oct. J7, 1804), was brought up on the Jane Dickson (horn in Ireland. Dec. 20. 

homestead of his father in what is now Lur- 17,54. died at Maclay's Mill. Ap 

gan township, to which he succeeded, lie daughter of David and Cathai 

built the first mill on the Conedoguinct, lee) Dickson, earl) settlers in Lurgan. 

within the limits of the comity, and subse- David Dickson (born in Ireland, Dec. ; ;, 

quently a saw-mill and distillery. He also 1705. died Oct. 1S. 17S4), married Ketraii 

built a substantial log dwelling-house, that (Catharine) Greenlee ilx>rn Ian. i. 17:1 

was a great improvement upon the early died Dec. 28, 1 70S ) and came to Pennsvl- 

cabin of the pioneer. It was of hewn logs vania with his wife and daughter fane, 

dovetailed together, while doors and win- about 1741. John and Jane 1 Dick.- n > 

(lows were made safe against Indian at- Maclay had issue: 
tacks by heavy holts. Mr. Maclay was a 1. Nancy, born 1756. died 

leading man in the community in which he 2. Charm s (horn May 23, 1757, 

lived, lie was appointed a Justice of die Jan. 4. 1815) removed to Lrbana, O.. i 

Peace for Cumberland county, April 6, 1771. 1790, where he died; he man 

and for Franklin county, Nov. 2, 1785. He 1788. Susanna Linn, daughter 1 

was an earnest patriot in the Revolution, and Jane (McCormick) Linn, and they had 

and was one of the delegates from Cumber- issue: Charles, born 1789; | ' n, bom 

land county to the Provincial Conference 1 79 1 ; Elijah, born 1794: James 

that met at Carpenters' Hall, June 18, i77<">, son. born 171)7. died [S16; and |ane. 
and declared the existing government in 3. Catharine (bom 1C. 28, 17' 

Pennsylvania incompetent, calling a con- died Aug. jo. 1837) married 

vention to meet in Philadelphia, July 15. William Irwin, with whom sh< 

1771'', to frame a new Constitution. Mr. Kentucky, in 1784; they had is 

Maclay showed tin- unselfishness of his pat- and Stephenson, 
riotism by accepting the humbler station in 4. David (\ | 

the darkest hour of the Coiltinential cause, 5. William \\'lf. 

and marching as a private soldier in Capt. 6. Samuel (hom N'ov. 16, 1 7 

Joseph Brady's company, in the emergency Feb. 5, 1S43) was a fanner in Lur< 

service in 1778. After the organi ation of married Margaret Snodgrass 

the county of Franklin he not only served 1871), and they had issue 

as one ot the Justices of the county courts married April .;. 1844, G< rgi 

until the adoption of the Constitution "i E., horn 1815, lied July 5. i v 

1790, hut he twice represented the count) W. ; Eli ..'■ ed unmarried; RoIk-i 

in the Pennsylvania Legislature the first Snodgrass, married Man \\ 

time in 1791-2, and again in 170,5 4. Since D . married Mi-- Fagati. ami 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



; »7 



.()., born May 30, 1875, died Jan. _'8. 1878; 
Thomas; and Ellen, married George Smith. 

7. Eleaxor (born Feb. 5. 1769, died, 
1826), married David McKnight, son of 
John and Mary (McAllister) McKnight, of 
Cumberland county, with whom she went to 
Ohio in 1812. They had, issue: John, 
David, Elisha, Ebenezer McGinley, Charles 
Maclay and Eleanor. 

8. Jane, horn Sept. 7. 1774. died un- 
married, July 9, 1799. 

9. John (VII). 

(Ill) WILLIAM MACLAY (born 
in New Garden township, Chester county, 
July 20, 1737. died at Harrisburg, April 16. 
1804), spent his boyhood on hi-- father's 
farm on the Conedoguinet, now Lurgan 
township, and studied under the Rev. John 
Blair, pastor of Middle Spring Church. 
Early in the French and Indian War, Mr. 
Blair gave him a recommendation as a 
"judicious young man and a scholar," which 
served to procure him an appointmenl as 
ensign in the Pennsylvania regiment, and his 
speedy promotion, May, 7. 1758, to he lieu- 
tenant of ("apt. John Montgomery's com- 
pany, in Col. 1 i iijj.1i Mercer's battalion. 
This was a Chester county company, for 
which Lieutenant Maclay enlisted twenty- 
■one recruits whose names have been preserv- 
ed. Young Maclay had full,. wed his pastor 

and tutor to Fagg's Manor, lie served in 
the expedition under General Forbes, and 
distinguished himself in the fight at the 
Loyalhanna. In the interval of peace that 
followed this expedition he studied law and 
was admitted to the York County Bar, 
April 28, [760. When Pontiac's war broke 
out he again went into active service, and 
served with Bouquet's expedition as lieu- 
tenant commanding Lieut. -Col, Cher Clay- 
ton's company, of the Second Battalion. For 
his services he shared in the Pro\ incial grant 
of land on the west Branch of the Susque- 



hanna, and he assisted in surveying many uf 
the allotments. There is reason to believe 
that Mr. Maclay began the practice of his 
profession in Cumberland County, but after 
the close of the Indian trouble the demand 
fur his skill as a surveyor was such as to 
divert him from the law. lie visited . 
land and had an interview with Thomas 
I'enn in regard to the surveys in the middle 
northern parts of the province, and as 
ant to John Lukens, the surveyor-general, he 
was active in surveying the frontiers. In 
1772, he laid out the town of Sunbury, ami 
he was the first prothonotary and clerk of 
the courts of Northumberland county. He 
also acted as the agent of the Penns in the 
Susquehanna country, and was active 
against the Connecticut intruders in the Pen- 
naniite War. "If hell is justly considei 
the rendezvous of rascals." he wrote I 
Secretary of the Province, in 1773. "we 
cannot entertain a doubt of Wyoming being 
the place." During the Rev lution Mr. 
Maclay was assistant commissar) ■■! pur- 
chases, lie was very active ii 
and forwarding troops t<> Washington's 
little army; was a member oi the North- 
umberland County Committee of Observa- 
tion, and served with the militia in the winter 
campaign on the Delaware, 1776-7. Mr. 
Maclay 's political career began in 1781. 
when he was chosen a member > :' the As- 
sembly. He afterward became a meml 
the Supreme Executive Council of P« 
vania, and in January, 1780. he was elected 
t'> the United States Senate. 1 1 1< colli 
was Robert Morris. He drew the si 
term, and so served only tw v 

As the first Senator from P< 
Mr. Maclay earned for himself .: distinc- 
tion that is unique in Amcric 
history. He was the first I ■•■1 the 

Congress of the United StaU Wl 
was in the Senate he kept .1 "Ji urnal." I wo 



148 BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

editions of which have been published, that lace, a prominent lawyer at Erie. Thev had 
throws more light on the inside history of issue: .Mary Elizabeth, horn May 
the first Congress than any contemporary married March i^. 1825, Rev. Dr. Will 
Sonne of information. After his retire- R. DcWitt; William born Aug. 15. 1808, 
ment from the Senate Mr. Maclay lived died unmarried. June 26, 1 877, a physician; 
permanently on his farm adjoining Harris- Benjamin John, born June 10, 1810, married 
burg, where he built the fine stone mansion Nov. 5. 1832, Sarah Cochran; and Irwin 
for many years occupied by the Harrisburg Maclay. born Oct. 10, (813, married Eliza- 
Academy. In 1 7 * > 5 . he was elected a mem- beth Reed. 

ber of the Pennsylvania House of Represen- 4. Mary (born Mar. 19, 1776— died 

tatives and he was again elected in 1803. Aug. 13, 1823) married April 27, 1795, 

lie was a presidential elector in 1796, and Samuel Awl (horn Mar. 5. 1773— died July 

an Associate Judge of Dauphin county, 1. 1842), and had issue: William . 

1801-03. Mr. George XV. Hani., who e d- Mary Harris. Charles Maclay, I 

ited the first edition of his journal, say-: Maclay, Charles Samuel, George W 

"He was a man of strict integrity, of posi- ton. Sarah Irwin. Esther Hall, Elizabeth 

tive opinions; having implicit confidence in Jane and Robert Harris. 
his own honesty and judgment, he was in- 5. Esther Harris (born Sip;. 19. 

clined to he suspicious of the integrity of 1778— died Sept. 6, 1819), married Apr 

others whose sentiments or action in matters 26. jNim>. Dr. Henry Hall (born Oct. 18. 

of importance differed from his own, and the 1775 — died May 25, 1808) , a physiciai 

Journal, to which reference has been made. Harrisburg. Thev had issue: William 

is evidence of the strength of his intellect." Maclay. horn Feb. 16, 1801, married Ellen 

In personal appearance, Mr. Maclay is -aid Campbell William-: Mary Elizabetl 

to have been six feet, three inches in height. April 21, 1802, died 1804, married 

.and stoul and muscular: his complexion W. Harris; and Catharine Julia, born Aug. 

was light and his hair in middle age appears 14. [804, died July 17. 1832. 1 ' ' 

to have been brown, and was worn tied he 30, 1N30. Garrick Mallery, juris 

hind or clubbed. man. and had issue Garrick. 

Mr. Maclay married April 11, [769, 6, Sarah (born Jan. 5. 17S1 ) 11 

Mary McClure Harris (horn at Harris' Mar, 10, [804, Maj. John Irwin, and had 

Ferry, April 13. 1750. died April 20, 1809), issue: Mary Maclay, Hem-;,:;... Jane, 

daughter of John and Elizabeth ( McClure) George, William Maclay, Ellen 
Harris: Mr. Hani- was the founder of 7. Jean (born March 19, - 

Harrisburg. William and Mary M. Maclay Apr:! 30, 1S09), married Apt 

''•'"I issue: John Lyon, and had issue, Will m ' 

1. John Harris, born Feb. 5, 1770; s. William born 1784; died 17S5. 

died s - 1'' *). William (2d), bom May ;. 1787; 

Elizabeth, born Feb. 10, 177.'; died March 22, 181 ;. 
.lied unmarried. April to. 1704. (IV) SAMUEL M UI. \Y 

3. Eleanor (born 1774, died Jan. 2, Lurgan township, June 17. 1; 

1823), married in t8o6, William Wallace Buffalo Valley. Oct. 5, 1811). was < 

(horn Oct. [768. died May 25, [Slf>),sonof at the classical school of Rev. 1 

Benjamin and Elizabeth (Culbertson) Wal- Alison, at Xew London. Chc^K 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. , A9 

31e became assistanl to his brother William 1802, Sallie Brown (born 1783 — died 

in surveying the officers' tracts in Buffalo 2, r8io) daughter of Judge Willi: 

Valley, and subsequently took np a large of Mifflin county. They had 

quantity of land and settled there. During Samuel, horn Oct. 5. 1805, died March 29, 

the Revolution he .served as Lieutenant- 1853; and Charles John, born Jan. ; 

Colonel of a marching regiment of the died unmarried in December, 182 

Northumberland county militia, lie was an married (second) fane Holmes, of Cai 

Associate Judge of Northumberland county, They had issue: Holmes, born 1818, a 

1792-5, and a member of Congress, -1795-7. member of Pennsylvania Legislature in 

He was a State Senator, 1797-1803, and 1864; David, bom 1819, Sta-< 

Speaker of the Senate, 1802-3. While serv- 1S72-75; Robert Pit iS_m- 

ing as Speaker he was elected to the United April 20, 1881 ; foseph lie: ' 

States Senate, and signed his own certificate. iN_\|. member of Pennsylvania Legi 

]]c presided at the impeachmenl trial of 1878-82, married his cousin, Marv Maclay, 

Judge Addison, in January, 1803, and eon- daughter of Robert I*. Maclay. 

tinued to act as Speaker until March 16, 2. Eleanor married David Maclay, 

much to the dissatisfaction of the opposition, (V). 

because his term in the Senate began on the 3. Charles, horn 1779. died unmar- 

3d. lie resigned his seat in the United ried, 1807, in Wayne county, X. Y., while 

Stales Senate, Jan. 4, 1809, ostensibly be- on a visit, lie was John Binn's S( 

cause of ill health, hut in reality at the die- his duel with Samuel Stewart. 

tation of the Democratic "hoss" of that 4. Esther, born 1782, died unm 

lime, Michael l.eih. who became his succes- in Wayne county, X. Y., where she had gon« 

sor. lie was a man id popular manners, a with her brother. 

good scholar, an effective writer and an 5. Jane E. (born [786 — died January. 

able statesman. '74*) married \">v. Joseph 1! 

Mr. Maclay married in 1773. Elizabeth (born al Shippensburg. [791 died .■.; Lew- 

Plunket (horn in 1755 died in 1823) istown, Dec. 25. 1 863) , who accepted a 

■daughter of Dr. William Plunket. whose 1 mission as lieutenant in the a 

wife was a daughter of John and Esther studying medicine at the Univcrsitv of 

Mains, the first settlers at Harris' Ferry. Pennsylvania, in the winter of 

Dr. Plunket was the first presiding justice participated in the battles ^i Chipp< 

of Northumberland company, and was Lundy's Lane, and was wounded 

noted lor the part he took in the I'cnnanutc' plosion at Fort Niagara. He « 

War. According to Irish genealogists the to he captain and brevetted major fi 

Plunkets are descended from Brian Born, and meritorious conduct. After the wai 

Dr. Plunket was allied to the noble families completed his medical studies and | 1 

01 Louth, Fingal and Dunsany. Samuel and his profession in Kishacoquillas Vnllev. lie 

Eizabeth Maclay had issue: was a Representative in ( 

1. William Pli*nket (born \ug. 23, There was no issue b\ this 1 

'771 died Sept. _\ l S | j) w as a meinher of 6. JoiIN (born ? 25. 

Congress, 1S16-21, and a memhei of the 1R55) was register, recorder and 1 

Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention t^i otary of L T nion county, hut remo\ I to V 

■837-8, lie married (first) December, dalia, III. He married Feb, 11, 



ISO 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Dale, rind had issue: Samuel. Charles, Will- 
iam P., Elizabeth and Anne. 

7. Samuel (bom 1792 — died Feb. 17, 
1836) married (first) Margaret Johnston, 
daughter of Rev. James Johnston, and had 
issue: Dr. Samuel, born 1814, died 185 1 : 
James Johnston, born [815, died 1848: and 
William John died young, lie married 
(second) Elizabeth Johnston, sister of his 
first wife, and they had issue: Robert 
Plunket, born 1818, graduated at West 
Point in 1840, resigned Dec. 31, i860; 
Charles, married May 7, 1846, Mary Cox. of 
Middle Spring; and David, John, Margaret, 
Elizabeth and Jane. 

8. David (born '797 — died s. p. 
1818) married Isabella Patterson, daughter 
of Galbraith and Catharine (Thompson) 
Patterson. Her father, a distinguished 
lawyer, was a son of (apt. William Patter- 
son, of the Juniata Valley, and her mother 
was a daughter of Gen. William Thompson, 
who commanded the Pennsylvania Battalion 
of Riflemen in 1775. ^' r - Maclay's young 
widow married Alexander L. 1 laves, for 
many years an .Associate Law Judge of the 
District Court of the counties of York and 
Lancaster, and of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Lancaster County. 

9. Robert Plunket (horn April 19, 
1799— died Aug. r6, 1884) was a member 
of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1834; 
prothonotary of Union county, 1836-39; a 
Slate Senator, 1839-43; and an associate 
judge of Clarion county, lie went to Mis 
souri in 1854, and helped to build the Iron 
Mountain Railroad, llis last years were 
spent iii Kishacoquillas Valley. He mar 
ried May o. 1825, Margaret C. Lashclls, 
daughter of Ralph Lashells, ^i Gettysburg, 
who was one <<\ the owners d the first stage 
line from Chambersburg to Baltimore; they 
had issue: Samuel B„ Charles, George, Will- 
iam l'lunket and Mary. 



(V) DAVID MACLAY 1 horn in Lur- 
gan township. N'ov. 30, 1762— died Feb. 9, 
183'n son of John and Jane 
Maclay, was brought up on the • 
homestead and succeeded t' ■ '.'■■ 
ducted by his father, and still known as 
"Maclay's Mill," where he lived ail his life, 
lie was a splendid type of a distinguished 
family — well educated, with a fine library 
and fond of reading. He was .-■ 
neighbor, an enterprising busine-s man and 
a public-spirited citizen. It was mainly 
through his exertions that the first 
over the Conedoguinet at Maclay's Mil] 
built in 1823, and after its ell:.; 
of had workmanship, he was untiring in his 
exertions until it was replaced by the | 1 
fine structure, in 1828. In politic? ht was a 
Republican oi the Jefferson scl ■'. but 
manifested a disinclination !■■ . 
Notwithstanding this reluctance he ? crv <:.j 
two terms in the Pennsylvania Legislature, 
1812 14. Upon his return to Maclay's Mill, 
March 26, 1814. he wrote in his "Sal 

home to my family: 1 hope I - 
go there again, or engage in the 
legislation. 1 am In that 

work." But he was scut hack ?.§ 
16. In the election for Governor in 1817. 
he was an ardent friend, of Will 
lay. In his diary are these entr 1 - 
that event : "( )ct. 14. 

rainy morning, but 1 hope it will clear up 
and that Findlay will have a han 
jority." "< Vt. 22, \\\ \ - 
realized." When Findlay was beaten I 
election by Joseph 1 Lester three 
his diary contained try, — 

"Bail business — old |oc ." 

Mr. Maclay married (first) S< 
1785. Eleanor M 
died April |, iS 
and Eli aheth t Phmk< 
a very accomplished woman 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. j 5 , 

able type of Hibernian beauty. David and 6. JaMES HeRKON, born l8i; 

Eleanor Maclay had issue: married, 1845. 

1. Samuel died young. 7. Mary Ellen (bom 1822— died 

2. Jane died young. July 14, (854) married Feb. 12, 184 

3. Betty died young. uel Elder McCune (bom Oct. 2, 1819 — died 
Mr. Maclay married (second), Oct. 2, Sept. 17, 1860), son of Sauna-' and Elea- 

1806, Eleanor Herron (born June 1, 1784 nor (Sharpe) McCune, with whom 

• — died Feb. 23, 1825), daughter of John and went to the West. They bad issue: David 

Mary (Jack) Herron, a prominent citizen Maclay, born 1842, married Miss 5 

of Southampton township, at the mouth of and bad a son. Albert: John Theodore, born 

Herron's Branch. She was a sister of the 1844, married Balhsheba Mehaffy. and hac 

Rev. Dr. Francis Herron, of Pittsburgh, a daughter, Lillie M. ; and James Albert, 

David and Eleanor (Herron) Maclay had born 1850. 

issue: (VI) WILLIAM MACLAY (b 

i. John Herron (VIII). Maclay's Mill, March 22, 1765— < 

2. David (born 1808 — died unmar- Fannettsburg, Jan, 4. 1825), son of John 
ried Aug. i, Hjoi ) spent his youth and the and Jane (Dickson) Maclay, was a leading 
first half of bis life at Maclay's Mill, lie citizen of Path Valley for many year*, mak 
was elected a member of the Pennsylvania ing his home at Fannettsburg. wl 
Legislature in 1851, and again in 1852. He time he kept a tannery. He vv; 

made no effort to secure ether nominal ion, in politics and became prominent. Il •'. 

and on both occasions refrained from vot- important offices. He was County < 

ing at the elections because be was a candi- sioner, 1805-7; a member ol the 

date. He was a noted singer in his day, and vania Legislature, 1807-9; an A-- 

was a member of the choir of Middle Spring Judge of Franklin county, 1809-15: 

Church from bis youth until bis removal to Representative in Congress 1815-19. He 

Academia, m 1859. 1 le remained at Acad- was a ruling elder of the Lower Pat 

emia for many years engaged in business Presbyterian Church. He was a large 1 

with bis brother-in-law, Judge Joseph Pom- standing -in feet, two inches in 

croy. His old age was spent in retirement \er\ muscular. In manner he was vcrj 

at the home of bis nephew, Dr. David affable and agreeable. Mr. Ma 

Maclay, Chambersburg. Dec. j^, 1789, Margaret (Peg£ 

3. Jean Eliza (born 1810 died Nov. son (born 1773 died May 4. 1834 

17, 1866) married (first) April 5, [831, ter ui Alexandci CulbcrtSOU, a t.unv 

John McGinley, of Adams county, nephew L'ppci Strasburg. They had issue 
of the Rev. Dr. A. A. McGinley, of Path 1. Mary Sn mot. married Jol 

Valley, who died Feb, 23, i8, s ,'. without (X). 

issue; (second) Joseph Pomeroy [See 2. John (XI). bom 1792 — die 

Pomcroy Family]. ,}. Jam: married Gen. Sam 

4- Charles Tempi eton (IX). (XI I 1. 

5. Francis Herron removed to Rolla, 4. Eliza Ci/lkkrtson 

Mo, He married Oct. 31, 1839, Sarah I. 179(1 died Feb. 20. 1850* ivt 

Cox, They had issue : Martha Ellen, Emma April 12, 1S21. John Holliday Dim 

Jane and John Cox. 170.1 died Sep;. i.|. iSj; 

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152 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

and Elizabeth (Holliday) Dunn. They had John and Martha (McCrakcn) Xevin, and 

a daughter, Margaret, born 1822, died Sept. a brother of Rev. Dr. John W. N'evin. He 

16, 1823. She married (second) Nov. -'3, was professor of ancient languages 

1837, John Graham. belles lettrcs in Marshall College, 1840-53. 

5. Catharine Irwin (born Feb. 2. and in Franklin and Marshall College. 1S53- 
1799 — died Dec. 22, 1 S73 ) , married April 72. lie was afterward alumni profe 

27, 1825, Dr. John P. Geddes (born Oct. 10. English literature and liellc- lettres, 1S72- 
1799 — died Dec. 8. 1837), son of Dr. John 87. and professor emeritus, 1S87 92. 

and Elizabeth (Peebles) Geddes. He stud- 2. Sarah Ellen married May 14, 

ied medicine and practiced with his father a1 [843, James Irwin Brownson (born Match 

Newville. They had issue : William Maclay, 74. 1817 — died — 

Charles King and Williamson Xevin. Sarah (Smith) Brownson, pastor of the 

6. Alexander (horn Nov. 12, 1801 — Presbyterian Church at Washington, Pa., 
died in 1877) married Mary McNaughton. and president of Washington and fel 

7. WlLLIAM (horn in 1.803 — died at College, 1869-70. They had issue: fohn 
Pittsburgh, Jan. 20, 1849) married in Oc- Maclay: Elliott C. ; Sarah Smith, married 
tober, 1828, Mary Palmer. Henry R. White-hill : Ellen Maclay: 

8. Maugaretta (horn March 31, 1803 Mary R., deceased. 

— died Aug. 24, 1844) married James \Y. 3. Abigail Catharine married Ben 

Burbridge. jamin Sterrett, of Ohio. 

9. James Ross, born June 4. 1807. 4. Levinia Eliza married Marc'.; 13. 
died unmarried, April 27, 1840. 1862, John Alexander Plumcr, of West- 

10. Charles Samuel, horn May 30, moreland county, his fourth wife. N'o i 

1809, died unmarried, May 28, 1828. 5. MARGARET REYNOLDS. 

it. Nancy Eleanor, born June 25, 6. Charles Benjamin (born 

1812, married m 1830, Cyrus D. Culbertson, 23. 1824 — died at Peoria. 111.. Nov. 3 

(horn 1812- died April 25, 1809). was graduated at Marshall College, Mercers- 

12. David Irwin, bom Sept. 26, 1814, burg, in 1813. and studied • a! the 

died unmarried, December, 1831). Western Theological Seminarv, A!'. 

(VII) JOHN MACLAY (born at Pa. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 

Maclay's Mill. Xov. 9. 1770 died at Wash- Carlisle in 1846, and was pastor of the Prcs 

ington, Pa., Dec. 22, 1852), son of John and byterian Churches at Petersburg, Pa., 1S47 

Jane (Dickson) Maclav, lived for many o. and at Gallipolis. Ohio, 1S49-5:?. Whi 

years at the old Maclay homestead, hut pastor at Gallipolis he studied medicine a 

afterward removed to Shippensburg. Tic was graduated M. D. at the Cincinnati Col 

was a member of the Legislature from lege of Medicine, in 1832. He was principal 

Cumberland county, lie died while on a of the Beaver \cadcmy and Beaver Female 

visit to his son in-law, the Rev, Dr. Brown Seminary. 1852-4. and taught in Pitl 

son. Mr. Maclay married April 13. t8o<), in 1854. lie subsequently removed l 

Hannah Reynolds (horn 1788 died Nov. cinnati. and was appointed 1 1 

28, 1848), daughter of John Reynolds, Medical Jurisprudence in the Cincinn 

Esq., of Shippensburg, and had issno: lege of Medicine, in 1830. In 1S83 he went 

1. HANNAH Jam- married Willi. mi tn Peoria. III., where he practiced m< 

Marvel! Xevin (died Feb. 11, [892), son of Dr. Maclay married Sept. :. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Irwin, daughter of Archibald and Emily Al- He was an enthusiastic lover of nui 

libone (Junes) Irwin, and had issue: John, especially singing, and in his youth ass 

born Sept. [3, [849, a physician at Mimic- .'it the singing schools for miles 

apolis; Archibald Irwin, born Dec. 14. 1851, Maclay's Mill. lie studied medicine wit 

.-1 physician at Delavan, 111.; Charles Benja- Dr, Rankin in Shippensburg, and beg; 

min, born 1800. died 1X7';; Sidney, married practice of his profession at Greem 
Charles I.. Booth; Harriet married J. E. 1840, acquiring a large and lucrative 

Fisher; Hannah Reynolds, born 1856, died t ice. to which he devoted himself f 

1888; and Louisa Irwin, horn 1858. half a century, lie was popular in 1 

(VIII) JOHN' HERRON MACLAY manners and a leader ■ 

(horn July 14. 1807 — died Jan. 1, iSyi), was an active Republican worker. Endi 

son of David and Eleanor (Hcrron) with fine conversational powers he 

Maclay, was a farmer and miller at Maclay's entertaining companion. He was a man of 

Mill. He married March 12, 1836, Mar- wide reading, and his knowledge of I 

garet Hemphill (horn 1804 — died 1894), history, traditions and leg 

•daughter of James and Cynthia (Jack) wa.s extensive. He preserved mucl 

Hemphill. They had issue: able material relating to the Middle £ 

). Jam: Ellen (born 1 837 — died and Rocky Spring churches that otherwise 

April 23, 188.;) married Thomas Sharpe would have been lost, and was a freqiu 

(horn May 29, (827), a farmer in Cumber- contributor of historical arti 

land county. papers. Mr. Maclay ma:; 

2. James Hemphill (horn 1839), a 11. 1840. Mary Ann Frazcr (b 

farmer and miller at Maclay's Mill. He mar- 1821 — died Feb. 23, 185; 

ried Sept. [9, 18(17, Annie Fickes, and had Andrew .and Annie (Wilson) Fi 

issue: Ralph Fickes, Margaret Hemphill, had issue: 

Elizabeth Damarel, Jane Ellen, Clara Irene. 1. Jam. Elizabeth (born 1S4S- 

John Ilerron, Mary .Ann. David Jack. 1863. 

Charles Francis and James Hemphill 1 horn 2. Emma Catharine 111 

1887— died Feb. 21, 1888). H. Wallace. 

(IX) CHARLES TEMPI-ETON 3. David (XIII). 
MACLAY (horn Sept. 13, 1812— died 4. LvDIA. 

Aug. 7, 188S) son of David and Eleanor 5. Anna M. married. M..\ 15, 

(Ilerron) Maclay. was educated at Maclay's Rev. J. Y. Shannon. . ' I in 18)2 

schoolhouse in Lurgan township, in sub- died in 1896. 

scription schools promoted by his father, by 6. John Andrew, born i> 

whom the bcsl schoolmasters obtainable were [S69. 

secured. During his life lime he kept a Dr. Maclay married (second) 

diary, in which he wrote earnest tributes to Mahon, daughter of Robert and 

some o\ his early teachers. Mo published lace) Mahon. who is still li\ 

work affords such vivid pictures ni Lurgan 1 X) MARY SHAR1 

manners and customs, in tin- tnxt half of the (born Nov. 26, 1790- 

nineleenth century, as this diary. It is espec- daughter of William and ! 

lally valuable for its references to the sin- hertson) Maclay, married April 14. 1 

ing schools K ^\ his time and their frequenters. John King, (born near Mors 11, \ .1 . :: 



154 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

177ft — died at Chambersburg July 8, 1835), iam Maclay; Emma S., bom Nov. 11, 1845. 
who began his business life as a clerk for married William 11. Byron, of 
an iron works at Anlietam, Mil., and later Ellen, l»orn Oct. 18, 1847, married (fir^tj 
was manager of Mi. Pleasant Furnace, at the Dec. 20, 1870, George Fritz (died Aug. 5. 
font of Path Valley. Fie became a member 1873). (second), Dec. 8. 1880, Robert 
of the firm of Dunn & King, the senior part- Murphy; William Stackhouse, born Dei 
ner being his brother-in-law, Gen. Samuel 1849, ''"''' Sept. 30, 1853; Elizabeth Find- 
Dunn. He afterward came to Chambers- lay, burn Feb. 17. (852, died Aug. 31 1853; 
bury, where he engaged in business as a and Mary Torrence born Dec. 15. 1^54, 
merchant, and was for main years president died May 25, i860. 

of the Hank of Chambersburg. He was 2. John Findlay, born Feb. 18, 1822, 

closely identified with the business, literary, died Dec. 13, 1822. 
religious and charitable interests of the 3. A sun. born Sept. _'.}. 1 ■■ . 

town, and enjoyed the confidence of the Sept. 30, 1823. 

business community and the re-pert and es- 4. Nancy Jam., born March 12. . 

teem of his neighbors, lie was a ruling died May 27, [827. 
elder of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Mr. Maclay married (second) S 

Church. John and Mary S. (Maclay) King 1832, Anna Maria Glein 1 let. 18, 

had issue: 1868) daughter of Christian Gleim. of 

1. Sarah A. married J. Ellis Bonham Pittsburgh. They had 

(born in New Jersey, March 31, 1816— died ). Anna Maria, horn Jan. 1. 1834. 

at Carlisle, March 10, 1855). a leading married Fisk Gon 

member of the Cumberland County Bar. 2. John King, horn June 29, 1835, 

2. Mary Eleanor died unmarried died Sept. 14. [836. 

Jnlv 1..', 1X05. 3. Martha Gleim, born Dec. iS, 

3. Louisa M., born 1823, died at Pitts- [836, died May 21, 1S54. 

burgh, Oct. 26, 1S41. 4. James Brown, born Nov. ~. 

4. Emma I., married John McDowell — died 1872 

Sharpe [See Sharpe Family]. 5. John Gleim, born July 10, 

(XI) JOHN MACLAY (born Decern- ft. Cyrus Ci 

her. 171).-' -died at St. Louis, \pril 22, 1842, married I. aura Miller. 
1854), son of William and Margaret 1 . t. '11! 7. Edgar Gleim, born Vug. 

bertson) Maclay, was at one time a mer- married Blanche Mi 
chant at Chambersburg. He married (first) 8. Charles Gleim, born S pi - 

May 6, 1819, lane Findlay (born 1790 died May, 1847. 
died April 27, 1827), daughter of Col. John 9. Ellen Brown, born July 11. 

and Nancy (Brownson) Findlay. They had died Aug. 28. 184Q. 
issue: 1 \ll ) I \XF MAC1 \Y (bom I 

1. William Irwin (bom March 27, 1704- .lie.! in Georgia. : -^ 

1820 -died June 30, 1855) married at May, 1817, Samuel Dinu - 

Pittsburgh, Nov. 16, 1S41, Sarah Stack and Flizahclli (Holliday) Dunn 

house, and had issue: Jane \nne. born Aug. his father in the management ot Mt 

Hi, 1842, married John S. Tittle, of John- ant Furnace, at the fool of Path \ '.." 

town, and had Elizabeth h'mdlax and Will a young man he had strong mil 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

At llic beginning of the War of 1812 lie was ing physicians of the county, and a mc 

in command of a Path Valley company of of the Franklin County Medical 

riflemen in the 64th Regiment, Pennsylvania also the State and Nation; ' 

Militia. When the draft was ordered early itics he has always been an active Rcpul 

in 1814, Captain Dunn's entire company of worker. He was County Treasurer 

forty men volunteered and marched with the Franklin county, 1897 1900, and was 

companies of Captains Stake and Gordon to man of the Franklin County Rcpul 

Frie, where they were put in the 5U1 Rcgi- Committee, [899 1902. Hi vas chc 

ment, United States Infantry, under Col. 1 f the Representatives of the county 

lames Fcnton, and served with distinction Pennsylvania Legislature in 1902, being the 

in the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's third David Maclay in de-cent from J 

Lane. After the war Captain Dunn became Maclay to fill that important office, lie 

brigadier general of Pennsylvania militia. He served in 1903 and 1904, and in i 

was a member of the Pennsylvania House of secured the passage of the bill . 

Representatives, 1820-21. ( )ne of his note- $4,000 for the erection of a monument in 

worthy achievements was the discovery of .Middle Spring graveyard in Cuml 

the tooth of a mammoth in Path Valley in county, in honor of the soldiers 

1829. It was fourteen inches in circumfer- French and Indian War, the War c 

cine at the root and seven feet in length. Revolution, the war of 1812, and the Mexi 

Samuel and Jane (Maclay) Dunn had can war, that were buried therein, lie was 

issue: elected a dele-ate from the iStl > 

1. Elizaueth married June 20, 1837, sional District, to the I Nal 
James 11. Bard, son of William and Martha Convention, held at Chicago in 19 
(Diennan) Bard. They had issue : William, Feb. 10. 1905, he was ap 

Wesley and Thomas D. at Chambersburg by President R< 

2. Margaretta M. married Aug. 5, He is a member of the Fall 

1S5 1, James P. T. Carter, of Union Furnace, byterian Church, lie inherits his fall 

(XIII) DAVID MACLAY (horn at tastes for the preservation ^i local 

Greenvillagc, Jan. 18, 1852), son of Dr. and is the custodian of the valuable 1 

Charles T. and Mary Ann (Frazer) Maclay. accumulated by Dr. Charles T. Maclay. 1 

was educated in the public schools, at the Maclay married Feb. t.|. 187S, Mary 1 

Chambersburg Academy, and at the Tus- eroy. daughter of Judge Joseph at 

carora Academy, at Academia. In 1871 lie 1 (.'raw fool 1 Pomcn -. . • f 

ho.Lvan the study of medicine with his father, county. They have issue: 
and was graduated M. D., at the Medical De- 1. Charles Temti ox. 1k>i 

part mcn| of the University of Pennsylvania, 26. 1878. was graduated in pban 

"i 1875. Immediately upon receiving his de Medico Chirurgical College in Phil 

prcc he began the practice of his profession in 1902. 

at Greenvillage, where he remained until 2. Joseph Pomeroy, bom 

'•""Jl. when he removed to Chambersburg. 1SS3, is a student at Laf. . 
1 l'oii his removal he formed a partnership 3. Dwtn Crawford, h 

w 'th Dr. Robert W. Ramsey, which is still 18S9, is a student at Chamlx 

"laintained. Dr. Maclay is among the lead Academy. 



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MAHON. The Malion family of the Cumberland Valley, and a taxable i 

Franklin county conies from one of the old- Lurgan township, in 1751. He married 

e.st families in the Cumberland Valley. Tt is had issue: 
of Anglo-Irish origin, and is descended from 1. Archibald marri 

David and Mai ilia Malum, of the parish of inridge, daughter of John Breckinridge. 

Ray, in the barony of Raphoe, County Don They had i :J I111, David, Sail) 
egal, Ireland. The parish is situated on 2. Robert. 

Lough Swilly. David Malion does not ap 3. Henry. 

pear to have emigrated in .America, bul five 4. Ann married Samuel ' 

of his suns were settled in the old township 5. David married .' Ma!. :.. 

of Lurgan at the lime of the creation of daughter of John and Mary Malion ; but liad 

Cumberland County, in 175"; they were as no issue. Tie died in 
follows: (IV) ROBERT MAHON, (born in 

1. Archibald (11). Ireland — died June, 1770), 'avid and 

2. Henry (III). Martha Malion, was a taxable in Lurgan 

3. James was a schoolmaster, and died township in 1751. He married Mary Clark. 
unmarried in November, 1772. and had issue: 

4. Robert (IV). 1. Robert (VII). 

5. John (V). (V) JOHN MAHON (born in 

(II) ARCHIBALD MAHON (born in in 1730— died Aug. 2, 180= ' David 
Ireland — died in December or January, and Martha Malion, settled in the. Cui 
1777-7X), son of David and Martha Malion, land Valley, and was a fanner and men.Rer 
settled in the Cumberland Valley, and was a of Rocks- Spring Presbyterian Church. The 
taxable in Lurgan township, in (751. The name of his wife was Mary (born in 1738— 
Qu'istian name of his wife was Jean, but her died Aug. 2, 1S03). They h 

surname has not been ascertained. They had 1. John served in Capt. James McCon- 

isstu : nell's Company, "Flying Camp," 17; 

1. Archibald, who died in [801, was in Capt. Noah Abraham's 

a farmer in Southampton township, lie pany, under call of July 2S, i777.au 

■served in ('apt. Charles Maclav's marching in 177S. 

company, in 1778. The name of his wife _>. Agni I David M.uion. 

was Jean, surname not ascertained. The\ 3 Elizabetii. born in 1; 

had issue: Jean: Mary; and John married ■ \, 1S04. 
and had a daughter, Margaret. 4. James. 

William served in ('apt. Noah 5. William. 

Abraham's marching Company, in 1777- '■• Archibald. 

3. Alexander served in Capt. George 7. Jean married Robert 
Bell's marching company, in 1778. S. Elli \ married a Forebam. 

4. Je vn. 9. Rachel married ; Wright. 

5. Sak mi. 10. M.v,;> n Kelly. 

6. Mum (VI i. (VI) DA"\ IP M UK IN in 174; 

7. James Carnahan. — died Oct. 5. 1813), son of Archiba 

(III) HENRY MAHON. son of David Jean Malion. w; ml aiu 
and Martha Mahnn, was an earl) settler in leading cilircn of Shippensburg. lie married 



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Sarah (born in 17.16 — died Dec. 23, 1834), 4. John was killed in an explosion in a 

surname not ascertained. They had issue: powder null. 

1. Samuel married, June _', 179-', 5. Archibald. 
Anne Duncan, and they had issue, Mary ; 0. Samuel. 
John and David. 7. Henry. 

2. Archibald married and had issue: 8. Catharine married a Grcenewalt. 
Jean, Rebecca Heap, Mary McConaughy (VIllJ ROBERT MAHON 1 born in 
and Samuel. 1812— died in 1884J. son of Robert and 

3. Sarah married Oliver Ormsby. Sarah Mahon, was a blacksmith at the vil- 

4. Jean married Samuel Creigh (hum lag* of Greenvillage and Scotland 

Oct. 2, 1771 — died Aug. 21, 1836), son of served for thirty years as justice of the 

John and Jane (Huston) Creigh. peace. In politics he was a Democrat until 

5. Hannah married Dec. 8, 1S07, 1844, when he supported Henry Clay for the 
Robert McPherson. They had issue: presidency, and was afterward an old line 
Thomas and Sarah Mahon. Whig until the organization of the Republ 

6. Mary, married May 25, ) 802, David can party, which he joined. J Ic was a mem- 
McConaughy (born Sept. 29, 1775 — died ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
Jan. 29, 1852), pastor of the Gettysburg a worth) and highly respect I 
Presbyterian Church, 1800-32, and 'president .Mahon married Jane Wallace, of Scotch de- 
of Washington College, Washington, Pa., scent. They had issue: 

1832-49. They had no issue. i- Harriet married Dr. Charles T. 

7. Alexander. Maclay. 

8. William. 2. Margaret married David Rank and 

9. Elizabeth. they went to Ohio, where he died, ["hey 

10. David married and had issue: bad issue: Ira. Otis, Oram, Levitt an< 
Nancy, who married Joseph Culbertson; and Erma. 

Joseph, Mary. Emily, Martha, David and 3. Nathaniel K. (IX). 

James. 4- TllADDEUS M. (X). 

(VII) ROBERT MAHON (died May 5. John W., dece; 

9, 1845), son of Robert and Mary (Clark) smith. He married Kate Hcckman. who 

Mahon, was a prominent farmer in Culbcrt- died in 1881, leaving the following childien: 

son's Row, owning a fine farm of 360 acn Clai nee, Lillian, Pearl and Arthur. 

lie married (first) Jean Mahon, daughter He married I). Ann Hcckman, who 

of John and Mary Mahon. They had issue: died 1001. leaving two children, Kate and 

i. Michael. Jane. 

2. Julian manic. 1 a Sollcnberger, 6. Mary married Jacob Yousl and 

Mr. Mahon married (second), Sarah in August, J904. lca\ 11. Robert M. 

Stumbaugh. They had issue : 7- Zaciiary I\\ylor dud 

1. Robert (VIII). Missouri. 

2. 1 .1 rzABF.Tii married a Potts. 8. Cora died, when i 

3. David married Matilda — , (IX) N'ATHANIEL KIXZER MA- 
ar.d had issue: Charles B., Sarah Ann and HON (horn Feb. 11. 1830). sou 

Martha lane. and lane (Wallace) Mahon, was - 



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in the- public schools of Greene township, men. He next enlisted in the 2isl 
;uul at the Chambersburg Academy. He sylvania Cavalry, in uliicli he served until 
learned the trade of a blacksmith under his the close of the war, being severel) wound 
father, with whom he worked until he at- at Hauliers Run. Va. In 1866 Mr. Mai 
tained his majority. He followed Ins trade received the Republican nomination for the 
continuously until 1872, going to Fayette- office of Clerk of the Courts, and was elected. 
ville in 1865, after the close of the Civil During his three year.-' incumbency of h 
war, and there he opened a shop and has office he resumed the study of law, and, after 
since resided. ] le was in the United States passing a creditable examination was ad- 
Internal Revenue service, [884-92, and was mitted to the Car, Jan. 25, 1870. The same 
appointed postmaster at Fayetteville in 1897, year he became the Republican nominee for 
a position that he still holds. In politics he the Assembly, but was defeated at the clec- 
has always been a Republican, casting his tion by a small majority. The adoption of 
first vote for Abraham Lincoln in i860. He the 15th Amendment had lost to the 
has served as a school director of Greene lican party its customary majority, and the 
township, ami is a lite long earnest and ac- election of a member in 1869. H 
tive Republican worker. He is a member getic campaign and the fighting qua! 
of the K. of P. and K. of G. Mr. Mahon displayed for the rights of the colored man. 
married in April, [861, Priscilla Kit/miller, indicated' him for the Legislative 1 
daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Kit/miller, 1871, and he again was made the standan 
of Shippensburg. They have issue. bearer, when he was elected by a flattering 

1. CHARLES TTlKODORE died in infancy, majority over the late Major Norl 

2. CiiAKi.K.v 1'., a blacksmith at Fayette- Mercersburg. Mr. Mahon again becan 
ville, man ied Julia M. Alridge, of that place, nominee in 1S7J. when the Democrats pitted 
They had issue: Flora Abbie, clerk in the against him \V. S. Stenger, who had 
post-office with her grandfather; Goldie, completed his third term as District Attor- 
Flossie May, Eliza Ik, Charles, Ora Tiding, ney. The campaign which followed . 
Beula, Lucy and Rebecca Jane. of unusual vigor. Mr. Stenger. who was 

(X) THADDEUS M.U'I.AY MA- editor of the Spirit, a writer of force, and 

HON (born at Greenvillage, May 21, an able disputant, was ably met on tl 

1840), son of Robert and Jane (Wallace) of the day by his Re| 

Mahon, was educated at the public schools demonstrated as well rare abilities is : 
at the village ^>\ Scotland, lie afterward stump speaker, and he was elected 1>\ a ma- 
worked in the blacksmith shop >>i his father, jority of 512. Mr. Mahon became the Rc- 
and later became a student at the Chambers publican nominee for Congress in the old 
burg Academy. Early in his teens, while at 18th district in 1S76, but was defeatci 
home, the young man took a lively interest Mr. Stenger, his famous antagonist I 
in politics and the organization of the Re- islative honors, by a majority of 25 
publican parly, and helped to rally the yco- Mr. Stenger's majority against Genci 
manry for the "Pathfinder" in 1856. In ter. in 1S74, of I.lOO. Mr. Mahon n 
i860 he became a la w student in the office of Ins entire attention to his profession, but 
Kininiel & Mel. ell. 111. but his studies were continued to share the work incident to 
interrupted by his enlistment in 1862, in portanl campaigns, whether as a member of 
Company A, udth 1'. V. 1., nine months Slate or County conventions, or on the 













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stump. In 1888 lie was a candidate for nom- 
ination to the Judgeship, but after a spirited 
contest was defeated by Hon. John Stewart. 
Jn iK<j2 Mr. Mahon was again induced to 
become a candidate for Congress. Receiv- 
ing the endorsement of liis home county, he 
became the District candidate after a spir- 
ited contest in Conference, lie is now serv- 
ing his seventh term, having been elected to 
the 53rd, 5.1th. 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th and 
59th Congresses. The Republican county 
convention (1904) gave him a unanimous 
endorsement for the seventh term. The 
Congress district under the apportionment 
of 1901, is now known as the 17th. Willi 
the addition of Perry, the district is com- 
posed of eighl counties. His nomination by 
the District Conference for the seventh term 
was made in .May. by reason of approved 
faithful service and prompt and conscien- 
tious discharge of duty. His standing and 
industry have given him a prominence and 
influence which comes only to those of ex- 
perience, and to those who are continued in 
tin- halls ol legislation and merit recogni- 
tion. 

From the start, as in the Legislature, 
more than thirty years ago, Mr. Mahon has 
held a commanding position, being made 
chairman ot General Judiciary committee, 
the most important committee of the legis- 
lature. A man of generous impulses, acces 
sible to all, he is thoroughly devoted to the 
interests ^\ his constituents. The recog- 
nized friend and advocate of the veteran, 
no one has labored more effectually in the 
interest of his comrades of the Civil war, or 
of the soldiers of the Spanish-American war. 
llis famous speech on Tensions gave him 
prominence in Grand Army circles every- 
where. It was oiu- of twelve, ami the only 
one on pensions that was selected hv the 

Republican Congressional Committee for 
general circulation hv the National Commit- 



tee in the Presidential campaign of 189(5. 
In his own Congressional district he i. 
over 1,800 claims of pensioners calli 
and advanced. Upon all legislations Mr. 
Mahon's record of championship and sup- 
port is courageous, patriotic, and in • 
terest of the people. When othei 

lie st 1 by McKinley and his war measures. 

He voted for all tariff legislation, and to 
repeal the war taxes; for legislation in the 
interest of labor, the fanner, the mai 
urer and workingman, and in debate ii 
behalf forcible and eloquently contend- 
all measures promotive of their advance- 
ment. His service on important 1 
and continuously as chairman of War 
Claims, gave him a salutary influence in the 
shaping of wise legislation. Marked charac- 
teristics of his career, from the ami! I 
halls of Congress. ha\e been a will an 
pose to go straight at tilings, thus promptly 
accomplishing that which baffled other men. 
As was said of him by a Washington 1 
spondent, "Mr. Mahon j- a fair fighter, as 
his record in many a skirmish in the I 
shows, hut his blows are not little love 
by any means. Talhert, >•{ South Cai 
the objector to pensii m leg 
covered how hard Mahon can hit." Under 
no previous Congressm n has more 
done for the extension of the mail the 
to the people of this district. Through his 
influence the Chambersburg rural fi 
livery system was established, and I 
put into operation sixty-two routes in Ids 
district. It is pronounced the model s< 
and as such is among others conspicu 
illustrated in the 100 _• annual report - 
first assistanl postmaster general. V 
present s< -si, in h introduced a hill :' 
erection <^i a Government building in 1 
hershurg. Mr. Mahon is proniine 
tluenti.d as a member <>\ the G. A 
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Judge Advocate, Department of L'cnnsylva- Robinsuii ; she died fan. 30, 189.2. There 

nia, (i. A. R., and was liberally supported on was no i sue of tliis marriage, 
two occasions for Department Commander. In 1893 lie married Lucy 

He bad nuicli to do with the formulation and daughter of John and Minora Shi 
passage of the bill in the Legislature of this marriage two children were I 
1893, creating the Soldiers' Industrial 1. Robert Maclay. 

School. As a memljcr of the State 2. Leah. 

Commissii >n, on the part oi the G. 

A. R., he lias had much to do with HEYSER and WOLFF FAMILIES, 

the successful management of that in- WILLIAM HEYSER, the ana 

stitution in recent years. In politics a Heyser family of Hagerstown a 

stalwart, he nevertheless courteously accords bersburg, emigrated from the Xethcrl; 

to others the convictions he maintains for to America and settled in Man-land about 

himself, standing upon the broad platform 1760. It is said that he was a physicia: 

of a recognition of the rights of all, party and that he practiced his profession at 

unity and success. Hagerstown. lie was a very active member 

In the promotion of local industries Mr. of the Reformed Church, and when tin 
Mahoii has always taken an active part. He church building was erected at Hagcrs 
has done much to advance the business and in 177-;. he was the cor 
material interests of his town, county and to be the master builder. He was a: 
district, 1 To has remodeled and built many patriot in the Revolution. When tl 
houses in Chambersburg, and has paid out man regiment, which originated iron 
large sums of money to mechanics and labor- lution of Congress, Jw.m.- 27, 1776, 
ing men, It has been a rule of his life to pay ganizing, he recruited one ur corn- 
men employed by him the wages the) asked, panics allotted to Maryland, of wh 
lie was a prime mover in the extension of was commissioned captain, Sept. 25, : 
the Western Maryland railroad to Shippens- and with which he served until > 
burg. From its origin he has been an officer *77^- The regiment was at! 
and director of the Baltimore and Cumber- borre's Brigade, Sullivan's D 
land Valley Railroad company, and is \)<<\y was in the battles of Trenton 
its president, lie also helped to establish ton. In e actions Cap) 
the Si. Thomas hank, and is its president, was severely wound* '. and vv is tal 
As with other men in public life, Mr. Mahon hospital in Philadelphia. When 
has had a lair share of enemies and delrac- received word of his 1 
tors. bu1 there is the answering fact to all Hagerstown to Philadelphia 
of duly well and faithfully performed. His to nurse him, and when 1 
nominations fur Congress have come to him recovi red to he able t.> travel she t< 
with unanimity, and his election in every in- home on an extra '.; rsc that she I 
stance by uncqualed majorities, His public with her for the purpose. C | 
and private life are irreproachable, and he and his wife bol 
has keen faithful to every trust confided i" were buried there. They ha,; 
'"in- 1. William is presid 
i In 1S07 Mr. Mahon married Martha M. town Rank. 
Robinson, daughter of Willi. mi and Mary 2. Jacod (II). 



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3. Eliza married J. Reynolds, of 4. Judith Ann married B; 
Waynesboro, South Carolina. Wolff (IV). 

4. Ann Judith married Thomas 5. Amelia married John Smith (Y). 
Qnantrel. 6. Matilda (born March, i8ii — died 

5. Another daughter married Mr. Leu- Sept. 23, 1894), married lid ward Falter, of 
her, of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh; they had issue: Marion. Su- 

(II) JACOB HEYSER (born in 1769 sanna and Edward. 
- died April 8, 1842), son of Capt. William 7. Catharine (born in 1814 — died 
Heyser, learned the trade of a tinsmith and Jan. 17. 1870), married Michael Whitmore 
coppersmith. He came to Chambersburg (born in [804 died fuly 13, 
as a young man about J 700, and for many (III) WILLIAM HEYSER 
years he conducted the tinning and copper- Oct. 6, 1796 — died Nov. 6, 1863), son of 
smithing business in the rear of a large Jacob and Catharine (OtlJ J lev-' 
brick house thai he owned on the east side ceeded his father in the tinning and copjier- 
of Smith Main street, above the first alley smithing business in Chambersburg. 
from the Diamond, tt was the second house subsequently engaged in other enterprises, 
from the alley, lie was one of the founder:, and was one of the owners of the Hollywell 
of the Hank of Chambersburg, and a com- Paper Mill for many years, his origina 
missioner to receive subscriptions to its capi- partners being his brothers-in-law, Barnard 
tal stock, in 1809. He was also one of the Wolff and John Smith. He also su 
founders of the Franklin County Agricul- his father as county treasurer, 1820-23, and 
tural Society, and its treasurer, lie was an was treasurer for the direct e Po ■ 
earnest disciple of Thomas Jefferson, and a 1821-23. lie was a county comni - 
leader of the Democratic Republican parly 1826-29, am ' ;i member >>: the Chambei 
of Franklin county, lie was prominent in burg town council in 1828. In \i 
the affairs of the borough of Chambersburg marched with (apt. Daniel D. Culbertson"s 
and held a number of county offices, being a company to the defense of Baltimore. He 
county commissioner. 1S0507; county was a publi< spirited citi en .. I \ 
treasurer, 1817-20; and county auditor, ested in all the enterprises '■{ towi 
1832 35. lie represented the county in the county as stockholder and director. He was 
Pennsylvania Legislature, 1807-09, and president >>i ike Xational Bank uf Chain- 
again, 1814-15: lie was one of the early hcrsburg at the time of his death, lie was 
members of /.ion's Reformed Church. Mr. zealous and active for the advancement of 
Heyser married, in 1793, Catharine Otl, of the Reformed Church and it- institutioi 
Clearspring, Md, (born Feb. 10, 177-'-- lie was a trustee fi the Reformed Church 
died April 1, 1835). They had issue : Theological Seminary, 1831-03, and prcsi- 

1. William (III). dent ><i the board, 1837 38, and from tNp- 

JACOB died young. until his death; and was a trustee of M .. 

3, Eliza married Samuel Fahnestock shall College, 1830-53. and of Fran! 

(born Nov. 4, 1797 — died May 13, 1869), Marshall College. 1S53-60 lie was 

son of Samuel and Hannah (Sludcbaker) thirty years treasurer of \]\ 

Fahnestock. The.} had issue: Catharine, Reformed Church, and ho was supcrin 

Warren, Jacob Heyser, Marion Matilda, tendent of the Sunday-School 

Amanda, Emma and Albert. formed Church from its 



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1830, until his death. Mr. Heyser married (>. Harriei B en tz died Feb. 11, 

June.?'., 1821, Elizabeth Bentz (born Nov. 7. Marcarei Prudence (b 

l > 1796 — died Jan. ii, 1882), daughter of 21, 1837), lives in Chambersburg. 
George and Elizabeth (Gomber) Bentz, of (IV) JUDITH AXX HEYSER (bort 

Frederick, Md. They had issue: Nov. 23, 1794 — died July 28, ii 

1. Jacou ( Yd ). ter of Jacob and Catharim 

2. George Bentz, born Sept. 14. married, April 6, 1814, Barnan 
1829, died Sept. 26, 1832, of cholera. (born Feb. 6. 1790 died Dec. 15, 1 

3. Elizabeth married Sept. 7. 1848. son of Christian and Anna Maria (K 
J. Allison Eyster (died Dec. 2, 1900), son Wolff, early settlers in Chambers 
of George S. and Eleanor (Allison) Eyster, Christian Wolff (born Dec. 6, 176: 

a prominent merchant and manufacturer of Feb. 9, 1841) was a son of [ohaim Ban - 

straw boards. They had issue: George S., hardt Wolff, who came to America . 

who married Anna Ambler, and has Eleanor parents, George Michael and Juliana Wol 

Allison and George S. ; Betty, who married from Oberhochstadt in the Palatini 

Frank McCown, and has Allison Eyster, ship "Friendship," arriving in the Delaware. 

Frank, and Elizabeth Eyster; Eleanor, de- Aug. 31, 1739, when he was only sev< 

ceased; William Heyser, deceased: Harriet old. John Barnhardt Wolff 

Heyser, who married Frank Harrison, and 1732 — died Aug. 30, 1792). 1 

has Elizabeth Eyster, Helen and Margaret: 2, 1755. Anna Charlotte Bier l 

J. Allison, win' was married Feb. IO, 1004. Duchy of Deux PontS, in Cassel. Oct 

to Annie McCloud ; and Grace, deceased. 1734 — died April 17. 1825), 

4. Ann Amelia died June 15, 1840. John Peter Bier, of Lancaster, who 

5. William (born in Chambersburg grated on the ship "Two Brol 

Jan. 17, 1X32) was educated at the (ham- in Philadelphia. Sept. 15. 1748. Tl 

bersburg Academy. He afterward studied issue: Anna Charlotte, Susanna ! 

pharmacy and was graduated at the Phila- Anna Charlotte, Christian, Eva Cat 

delphia College of Pharmacy in 1852. He Elizabeth, John George, Anna Mari: 

engaged in the drug business in Chambers- Maria and Jacob. Christian \Y< 

burg in [854, in winch he continued until child and first son. was the an< 

the burning of the town in 1864. Later he Wolff family of Chambers! 

was the owner of the Hollywell Taper Mill, of fourteen he helped to guard tl 

-which he conducted until 1898, when he re- and other prisoners captured at T renin 

liied He is an elder of Zion's Reformed Princeton, and sent to Lancaster. 

Church, and has been secretary of the Con- 1 7S0 he came to Chambei 

■sistory since 1874, He was a trustee of the followed his trade as a saddler and, 

Potomac Synod of the Reformed Church maker. He was one o\ the iru 

from its organization to 1S77, member o\ in the charter ^i the Chambei 

the board of Regents ol Mercersburg Col- emy. He married May 10. 1789, Anna 

lege from to 1877; has been trustee •■'i Maria Krause (born Match 25, 1703 — 

the Chambersburg Academy since 1S6S. also Oct. 31. 1854), daughter ^i 1. 

its Secretary ; and was treasurer of Franklin Christian Krause, oi L.mc. 

County Agricultural Fair Compan) from They had issue : 
1S70 to its close in 1 SSo. 1. BARNARD, 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ,63 

2. John George, born Sept. 11, 1791, Sarah Margarctta, Benjamin A. F., Susan 
died May 31, 1797. Alice and John VVilber. 

3. Cm aki.o'i 1 1'. (born Aug. 9, 1793 — ■ As a young man Barnard Wolff enj 
died J)cc. 3, 1869) married Feb. 20, 1821, in business as a bridle-bit maker in Cham- 
Rev. Bernard C. Wolff (born Dec. 11, bersburg, in partnership with James 

J794 — died Nov. 1, 1870), son of John Later he kept a hardware store at the 
George and Elizabeth (Krause) Wolff, of east corner of Main and Queen streets, in 
Martinsburg, W. Va. lie was an eminent partnership with his brother-in-law, Michael 
teacher in the Theological Seminar}' of the Whitmore. He also conducted a saddlery 
Reformed Church. They had issue: business in another room in the same build- 
George Dering, Mary Catharine, Elizabeth ing. In the war of 1812 he served with 
Mary, Susan Burton and Christian Beecher. Capt. Jeremiah Snider's company on the 

4. Jacob, born June 28, 1795, died Canada frontier, and in 1814 lie marched 
Oct, 7, 1796. to the defense of Baltimore in the company 

5. Catharine, born Feb. 25, 1797. of Capt. Samuel 1). Culbertson. He 
died Oct. 4, 1799. free from political ambition, and the only 

6. Christian Dering (born March offices he ever consented to fill we • 

ii, 1799 — died Sept. 2, 1X37) married, town councilman, 1820 and 1822, and school 

April -2i, 1825, Elizabeth Coggin Likens director, 1840. But in the Reformed Church 

(born Aug. 4, 1803 — died March 10, 1867), he was full of good works and held im- 

of Charlestown, \V. Va. They had issue: portant positions. He was a trustei 

Charles Christian, Mary Elizabeth, Ann Theological Seminary, 1836-52, and 

Doyne, Susan Jane, Ellen Douglas and 1855-71, and president oi the board, 1843- 

Bcrnard Likens. 4.4. and a trustee of Marshall College, 1836 

7. Elizabeth (born March 28, 1801 53. and of Franklin and Mar-hall. 1853-54. 
-—died March 9, 1N30) married, April id, Barnard and Judith A. (Hcyser) Wolff 
1822, John Whitmore (born Nov. 4, 1798— had issue: 

died Sept. 25, 1 862 ), for many years a mer- 1. Christian Heyser (born 

chant in Chambershurg. They had issue: 1S15 — died Feb, 28, 1887), w 

Anna Mary, Jacob Dering, Charlotte and years a member of the firm of Wolff. Lane 

John Christian Wolff. & Co., of Pittsburgh. He was 11 >tcd for hi< 

8. Anna Maria (horn April 30, love of art. 

1803 — died March 22, 1890) married. April 2. Jacob Heyser, born Sept. 30, 

9, 1822, Benjamin A. Fahnestock thorn died July ie>, 1817. 
July X, 171)0 -died July 11. 1862), son ^\ 3. John George (born June 6, 1818- 

George and Mary (Aughinbaugh) Fahne- died July 10. 1891) was for many 

stock, and they had issue: George Wolff, engaged in business in Oiaml>ersburg, but 

•Christian Dering, Helen Mary, and Mary removed to Pittsburgh in 1866. On Oc 

Elizabeth. 15, 1844, he married Theresa Rebco 

9. Susanna Barbara (horn Jan. 13, (born \pril 12. 1823 — died Marc 
1807 — tlietl June Hi, 1XX0) married. Sept. 1896), daughter of Daniel May. of N ■• 
9, 1830, John Shea (horn Feb. 7. 1800 — died and they had issue: Bernard May. Iwni N • 
March 20, 1864). They had issue: Edward 6, 1845, died Sq>l 15. 1863; Christian 1 
Wolff, Mary Elizabeth, Christian Barnard, ward, horn Jan. 1. 1849. married Sept. 27, 



jf M BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

1X77, Delia Eichbaum; Phelps, born July 1830 — died Aug. 23, 

4, 1853, is living in Pittsburgh, and has one 19, 1855, Mary Bunting (1> rn Mai . : 

son, Christian Edward; William Heyser, 1835), and had issue: Kale Xii 

born April 11, 1858, died Oct. 16, 1863; iam Bernard and Bernard Bun 

and Clarence May, horn March 21, 1865, last named deceased. 

married, April 22, 1890, Margaret Ross 9. Henry L. Rice, 

Jane Kurtz (born April 1, 1865), and had died Dec. 17, 1834. 

Dorothy, [Catherine and Margaret. (V) AMI L1A HEYSER (.born Jul 

4. Catharine Elizabeth married 26, 1806 — died July 31, 1852), daughter oi 
John \ . Lindsay 1 VII). Jacob and Catharine M'tt) He 

5. Anna Mary (bom Sept. 18, 1822) Feb. 15, 1827, John Smitl 
married, May 2, 1848, Jacob Dutrow 1S04 — died .March jN, 1851 fl 
Thomas (born Jan. 19, 1827— died Nov. and Mary Smith. Jlc was a merchant ;:; 
22, 1894), and had issue: Adelaide, horn ( hambersburg, his -tore ' the cas 
Sept. [9, [851, died March 15. 1895, mar- side of Main street, adjoinin 

ried, Dec. 17, 1872, John Fenton Thomas, properties, lie died sud 

ami had Mary Bertha, Ada Elizabeth, Mar- room. At the time oi 

garet May (deceased), Bernard Wolff, manager of the Hollywel 

Christian Herbert, (iertrr.de Irene, Kath- the ownership of which. '. 

arine Grace, and John Fenton; Mary Cath- with his bro tin 

arine, born Feb. to, 1854, married Oct. 24, William Heyser. lie v 

1874, Thomas Lily Thomas (horn March porter of the Reformed Chin 

21, 1848, died fan. [4, 1897), and had John stitutions. He wasa trust 

Edgar, Mary Francis, Jacob Laurence, Jo- Theological Seminary, 1S31 

seph Gaffeny, Catharine Elizabeth, Louis urer for the boat '. 1837-51: 

Arthur, Robert Levin and Nannie Adelaide; trustee of M 11 

Margaret Ellen, born April 16, 1856, mar- and Amcli; 
ried Nov. -7, 1883, John Padgett, and had 1. Marion di< 

Mary Elizabeth and Nellie Welles; and Flora _\ Jacoh Heyser die 

May, horn March to, 1858, married Nov. 3. Mary L.wt 

15, 18S1, Richard R. Daw and had Flora 1833, died June 11, 1836. 
Celeste, Ada Thomas, Richard Lindsay, 4. Amelia (born in 1! 

James [rving, Ida Isadore, Anna Mary, 8, 1873) married, in 1S6 

Harve) Renshaw (deceased), Jacob Arthur Tritlc (born ii 1833), s< 

and Thomas Dutrow. a merchant in l r nlton count; 

6. Charlotte Iudith, horn Sept 11, see: Barnard S.. who died ii 
1825, died Aug. 4, 1845. 5. Ann lives in Cham! 

7. Bernard (horn March :6, 1828 (VI) JACOB HEYSE1 

died April 23, 1 married Feb. 27, 1866, 1822, died Jan. 17. 10.-. 

Anna Eliza Withers, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Bent 

Withers, of Lancaster, Pa., and they had ualed at Marsh 

issue: Paul Christian, Man Bertha and the English oral ioi 

Bernard Withers, the latter now deceased. law and w 

8. Wnii\o Heyser (horn Aug. 15, Bar, in 1843. but never pi 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ,(j- 

for many years a manufacturer of straw 1 853), son of John and Frances W. (Ci 

board at the old paper mill where the Wolf ford) Lindsay. The Lindsays are 

shops are now situated. For a number "f Franklin county family: John Lindsav, 

years lie held a position in the department who died in ij'i'j, came to Guilford town- 

of Public Instruction at Harrisburg, which ship before the organization of Cun 

he only relinquished in 1902 because of county, and in 1740 was tax collector for 

failing' health. lie always took an active Antrim township, Lancaster county, which 

interest in the work of the Reformed ('hutch then embraced the whole of what 

and its institutions, was a member of its Franklin county. From fohn Lindsav, the 

Sunday-school from its organization in 1830 pioneer, the line of descent is as :' 

until his death, and superintendent of same Fulton Lindsay married lane Fulton,*and 

for thirty-two years, lie was an active elder had anion- other children, James 1 

.of /ion's Reformed Church for thirty-eight (born Any.. 1743 — died Oct. i_\ 1S04), 

years, lie succeeded his father as a trustee who, with his wife Martha (born in 17^1 

of Franklin and Marshall College, a position died Sept. 7, 1838), was the father, 
that he held for twelve years, iSCo-7_\ other children, of John Lindsay (born ii 
and was president of the Alumni Associa Guilford township in 1770 — died Sept. 6, 
tion of the college, 1849-50, and vice-presi- 1825). This John Lindsay married Fran- 
dent, 1864-65. Mr. Heyser married Amelia ces \V. Crawford (born in 17N0 — died April 
Smith (died May 2, \ 898 ) , daughter of 11. jNUN), daughter of Edward u 
Frederick and Catharine (Smith) Smith, and they had issue: James, who died in 
They had issue: Missouri; John Vance; Edward Crawford. 

1. Catharine Elizabeth lives in born 1823, who died Feb. 22, 1844; Martha, 
Chambersburg. who married James Thompson; 1 

2. Amelia Smith lives in Chambers- who married Samuel Bigham; Sarah, who 
burg. married J. Smith Crier; Jane, who ; 

3. William L., married Harriet King. Frederick Byers; Mary, who married 
daughter of John and Margaret (Scott) 1 ). Crier; and Rebca 1, who marri 1 Will 
King, and they have had issue : Thomas A. iam C. Reed. John Vance Linds 

Scott (died in infancy), Margaret Scott merchant in Chambersburg in ship 

King and Alice Bentz. with his cousin, James 1.. Black. I 

4. Jacob died in infancy. in' the prime of life. Mrs. Lin 

5. Ellen Graham married Oliver C. vived her husband more than hal 
Bowers (Bowers Family). and died in Chambersburg. Feb. 1... 

(>. Julia died in infancy. John V. and Catharine E. ( V. I 

7. Anna died in infancy. say had issue: 

8. Alice married James P. Harter, of 1. John Barnard (born Jan. -4. 
Hagerstown, and they have issue: Mary 1843) lives in Chambersburg. 

Amelia, James P. and Alice Heyser. 2. I'iiomas Crawford (born 1 

(Y1I) CATHARINE ELIZABETH 1845) lives in Pittsburgh. He n 

WOLFF (bom Sept. IS. 1820), daughter iS. 1S73, Maria Ward \ ernei. ilan 

of Barnard and Judith A. (Heyser) Wolff, James D. and Maria X Venn 

married Feb. 25, 1841, John Nance l.ind- have issue: Frank Vomer . I» 

say (lion, M.uch 15, 1814- died )wwc 4, 1 S75 ; Joseph Home, born Jan i-\ iS.". v ': 



i66 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

and John Arthur, bom April 16, 1887. Regiment, Pennsylvania ( nd was 

3. William Wolff, born Feb. 11, again mustered in, Sept. 3. 1864, and dis 
JH.-17, died Nov. 6, 1K98. charged the second lime June 16, 1865. Had 

4. JVIakv Elizabeth (bom Dec. 31, he made application, and tender* 

)8.iX — died Nov. 26, 189.]) married Feb. ices of the men he had raised, he would have 

26, 1880, James (1. Gordon (died Feb. 3, been appointed by the goverm r captain of 

1890), of Philadelphia. They had no i-^ue. a company to be formed. Mr. Morg 

5. Frank (born Jan. 28, 1851) lives served with Sheridan in his raid, and 

in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. with him at the time of the famous ride, 

Oct. 19, 1864, from Winchester, Ya., to the 

A. I). MORGANTHALL, vice-presi- front. He was a prisoner of war with Lee 

dent of the Geiser Mfg. Co., and for many when he surrendered at Appomattox, Ya.. 

years a very prominent resident of Waynes- April 9. 1865. His brother En 

linru, was horn Sept. 6, 1844, ' n that city, in Company G, was captun II shy near 

and is descended from two of the first fam- Mt. Jackson, Ya., and \. 

ilics of the place. isbury (N. C.) prison, when ' starved 

(\) JOHN MORGANTHALL, his pa- in death. Upon the day he was captured. 

tenia! grandfather, was a native of Gcr- Oct. ist, the boy was onlj ■ , and In 

many, and married Nancy Frederick. lived in misery until Jan. J3. 1865. Lew.? 

(II) CAPT. GEORGE MORGAN- H., another brother, served in Company B, 

THALL, father of A. 1)., was horn in Way- 1st Maryland Cavalry, until the clos< 

nesboro in 1814, and died in 1890. He was war, after which he returne 1 I 

a captain in the Pennsylvania militia before in 1887. 

the war with Mexico. He married Susan After returning from the war A. 1'. 

Price, also a native of Waynesboro, who was Morganthall worked as . | 

horn in 182] and died in 1895. Her father lime in Chambersburg. but in 1 

was George Price, the first barber of Way- he entered upon a commei rse in 1 

nesboro, who also conducted a shoe shop, business college in Iron City, P; 

he being a shoemaker as well. He married which he was graduated May is; 

Lydia Hoover. same year. The day thereafter 

(III; A. D. MORGANTHALL was stricken down witl l 

reared in Waynesboro, and attended the free ing from his illness, he res 

school until he was fourteen years i>\ age. with his father in Way. 

On Oct. 10, 1 So.\ he enlisted, becoming a fall of 1867 look . ; ; 

private in Company. E, 158th Pennsylvania Mfg. Co., for thirteen yi 

Regiment, which company was formed at keeper for the company. After 

Chambersburg. He served nearly ten cled as salesman for a year, full 

months, having volunteered for nine months' he was made a^-- : ^!a:it sect 

service, and was one of the gallant boys His abilities hy this time wei 

who helped to drive General Lee out of ally recogi 1 eciatetl 

Pennsylvania. On Aug. l.'. 1S63, he was made 5C( 

honorably discharged, hut his work for the for thirteen years. However, at 

Union was not yet finished, for he lain he again went upoi ll 

raised sixty-eight men for Company (i, 17th one of ihc head salesmen, a- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



167 



president of the company, to which office he 
was elected in 1899, a year after lie resumed 
the duties of salesman. He is now located 
in St. Louis as general manager of the com- 
pany's branch house in that city, and lias 
been a director of the company since 1870, 
with the exception of 1896. He is very 
well and favorably known in Waynesboro 
and Franklin county. 

Mr. Morganthall lias also been promin- 
ent in public affairs. He was elected bur- 
gess of Waynesboro in 1872 for one year, 
and was appointed postmaster of Waynes- 
boro May 6, 1 894, filling that office for a 
full tern) of four years. Fraternally he is 
a member of the I. O. O. F., G. A. K. (Wal- 
ker Post, No. 187), Improved Order of 
Redmen, Knights of .Malta, Royal Arcanum, 
Mystic Circle, Independent Order of Jlepla- 
sophs and Shield of Honor. 

Chi Feb. 7, 1871, A. D. Morganthall 
was married to Miss M. L. Boggs, ol Con- 
cord, Franklin Co., Pa., and seven children 
have come to this marriage, all very bright 
young people, born and reared in Waynes- 
boro: 

1. J Larvev S. 

2. Charles E. 

3. NoK.Mi E. 

4. Clara B. 

5. Lulu M. 

6. A Iain A. 

7. Paul C. 

I 
WILLIAM TELL OMWAKE, a lead 
ing lawyer of Franklin county ami connected 
in some capacity with most "i the important 
business interests ui Waynesboro, is one oi 
the prominent and influential citizens oi that 
place. Mi. Omwakc was boii) in Antrim 
township, Franklin Co., Pa., second ol 

Henry and Eveline (Beaver) Omwakc, both 
natives of Franklin county. The original 
name in German was "Amwear," by which 



some members of the family in Lai 
arc still known. Lcnhardt Amwcj 
grated from the 1 'alatinate in 1729. 

( 1 ) JACOB I >MWAKE, a C 
of Lenhardt, was born in Berks o 
and was the first of the name I 
Franklin county, lie settled ; 
Church, in Washington township. . 
1 80S moved to a tract of land 
bought from Samuel Sell. He •' 
17, 1 Si.}, at the age of forty-one years, lie 
married Catharine Hassler, and the; 
six children, two sons [one of v.!. nn was 
John (II)], and four daughters. I lis 
married Daniel : ' 

(.11) JOHN OMWAKE, s 
was also a native of Lerks county, 
eight years old whei ' ■ 

Franklin county. He married El 
Ledy, daughter of Henry and Eli: 
(Miller) Ledy. From his marriage in 1821, 
to his death in ll side I 

homestead, and there his widow lived I 
extreme old age. Their childrei 
follows: 

1. C.vi UARl 

2. Sam 1 11., wh > married 
Keckler. 

3. [oHN, who m irricd, and is '. 1 

Ohio. 

4. Jeremiah, who was 1 

Ohio to Am: Sheets. 

5. Henry MIC 

(). Si san, w iff of Chi isti 

7. Elizabeth, wife 
I.- hi . 

S. M vry \nn. who 

<). Rebecca, wh 1 died unni 

(111) HENlvS OMWAKE 
Dee. o. 1830, on the old I 
lem Church, lie was reared on the i 
and attended the public schools, 1 
himself foi leacl . mainly 1 
. .it home. \t the : 



,68 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

years he began teaching in the Salem tlis- Pa.. May 23. 1856, and was reared on the 

trict, and followed that profession during farm. He attended the commo 

the winters for sixteen years, removing in also a private school in Gn 

the meantime, in 1854, to Antrim township, entered Ursinu Coll Muntj 

In 1867 he bought the Peter Winner home- Pa. After leaving college 

stead near Grecncastle, where lie resided nn- leaching for a few year-, and then read law 

til the fall of 1898. and has since then lived in the office of ex-Judge F. M. Kimn 

retired in Grecncastle. In 1881 he was Chambersburg. lie was adi 

elected county commissioner, and served as Bar in December. 1SS1, and. the toll 

such three years. On March 1 (., 1854, he year began practicing in Wayne 

married Eveline Beaver, daughter of John was admitted to practice in the S 

Beaver, and they have the following chil- Courts in r 886, and is a member of tl 

dren : liar 

1. John, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is presi Politically Mr. Omwakc is a D< 

dent of the United States Playing Card and is prominent and populai 

Company, the United States Printing Com his own party, but vvitl I 

pany, and the Rusncl! Morgan Lithograph- litical tenets. Aside from hi- ; 

ing Company, of that city, and 1- also a di- which he ranks among the fir 

rector in several financial institutions. the couniv, Mr. Omwakc i- promh 

William Tell (IV). business circles, being identified witli 1 

3. Mary K. i- unmarried, and lives the leading industrial institutioi 

with her parents in Greencaslle, Pennsyl- boro. He is vice-president and a 

vania. tor of the Pei >pl< 's Xal 

4. Augustus 1!.. of Washington, 1 ). of the Waynesl ; Wat 

C, is a member of the real estate linn of in the Chambersburg Lumber Co; 

Tail, Omwakc \- Co. Landis Tool Com] my, at 

5. James E., resides at Grecncastle, and Company: and is president 

is engaged in the grain and coal business, managers of the Green Hill Ct 

o. Jeremiah S.. a graduate of Ship- ciation. lie is a menil 

pensburg Normal School and the Dickinson Church, and i'i the M 

Law School, is practicing law at Shippens- ternities. 
burg. Mr. Omwakc was man : 

7. Chalmers 1' is engaged in the Snively, dan Benjamin ; 

grain and coal business at Greencaslle. lilda (Mitchell) Snively, d 

X. George 1... a graduate '>i Ursinns trim township, and this un 

College and Vale Divinity Scl '. is now with one child: 

dean of Ursinus College at Collcgeville. 1. Matilda Mitchell. 

o. Howard k , a graduate '^ Prince- 
ton University, spent three years after his LUDW1G FAMILY 1 

graduation in leaching in the Protestant WIG. the an.. I f the Lml 

College .11 Beirut, Syria, and is now pro Chambersburg, v..,- torn ; - 

fessor of Latin at Mcrcersburg Academy. Castle, llcssc Darmstadt 

(IV) Will 1AM I'. OMWAKF was serve ' 

bom in Antrim town-hip, Franklin county, he was with ll al Mo- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ,r, 9 

turned in safety, but two <>f his brothers mated at $19,000, of which the brewery in 

perished in that disastrous campaign. After Queen street, adjacent lo th 

his return to civil life lie was court warden Edge Tool Works, was valued at $ 

under the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt. He was a meinbei of the firm of Hubcr & 

]Je was hurt in athletic exercise and died in Co., which owned and conducted the Lemnos 

consequence. He had among other children Works, and he was one of tin 

two sons who emigrated to the United and a member of the Chambersburg Wo 

States: Company, his original investment 

1. George (II). $10,000. lie was a public-spirited citizen 

2. Philip (bom in 1812 — died Oct. 16, and one of the leading men of the 

1879) settled at Chambersburg. During the Civil was he was a war Dem 1 

(II) GEORGE LUDWIG (bom in crat. He was a member of George Wash 

Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Jan. 10, 1S11 ington Lodge, No. i-); v I". & A. M., a 

r— died at Chambersburg, March 6, 1887) "'" l '"' Second Lutheran Church. I 

came to Amenta when only twenty years bershurg, of which he was one of the 

old to escape military service. He landed founders. 

at Baltimore, and then went to New Jersey, Mr. Ludwig married, in 1834. Mary 

when- he found employment in a brewery Shane (hern at Rohrbach, a village in 1 

at Jersey City. He came to the Cumberland Palatinate, Feb. 2, 1813 — died Dec. 6, 

Valley when the wink of constructing the 1882), who emu- to America in 1832, witl 

Cumberland Valley railroad was beginning her mother, Mrs. Christian 5 

and helped to build the first three miles of Oct. 14. 177 1 ) — 'hod at Chaml 

the road. In 1836 he found employment in j-, 1831). The Shanes wen- of Fr< 

the old Washabaugh brewery, in King street, traction. George and Mary Ludwig hail 

Chambersburg, and as he was a skillful is^uc: 

brewer and maltster he was soon made fore- 1. John S (born in 1835 -died 

man of the old establishment. After work- > i864)\vas a tinsmith: he married 

ing for three years in Washabaugh's brew- Fennel, daughter of Frederick nd C I 

cry he started in business on his own ac- rine (Ripper) Fennel. They 1 

count, renting the Hershberger property in George Washington (born Ap 

South Main streets, above Queen. As Mr. died fune 24, 1902), .1 physu in, w 

Ludwig was a chemist, as well as a brewer ried Anna Brengle. and had 

and maltster, he succeeded in producing high- ceased). Carlton (deceased), . 

grade ales, and his enterprise proved sue- Catharine (born July J, 185S 

cessful from the outset. After a few years Stephen Arnold Douglas (born 

of prosperity he purchased the property at 1860 — deceased); William 11. (born 

the alley on the west side of tin- street and 10. 1862), a jeweler and member < 

erected a brewery there, in which he was Chambersburg town council. \. 

very prosperous. In time he became the July 10. 18S3, Elizabeth Dessem 

owner of the old Washabaugh breweries as o. iS >|), daughter "i Adam 

well, and amassed a large fortune for that (Falter) Dessem, and has 

time. Re suffered in the burning of Cham- (born Vug \ 1884) and G. R 

bershurg by the Confederates in 1864, his Feb, 22, 1887) ; and Andrew ; 

kss on the buildings destroyed being esti- Feb. 9, 1S64). 



] 7 o BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

2. Martin (born Aug. i8, 1836 — died (born Dec. 25, 1876), a druggist of Cum- 
Feb. 29, 1H76) married Louisa Lenber, bcrland, Maryland. 

daughter of George Lenher, and had issue: 12. Edward, born in Augusl 

Emma 1.. (bom in October, 1858), who died in August, 1895. 

married to Barclay Earhart; and Henry 13. Emma Elizabeth, born Oct. _■;. 

Stoncr (born Aug. 14, 1867). '857, is living in Philadelphia. 

3. Mary (bom Aug. jj, 1838) mar- J4. An n a Amelia, born April 8, if'61, 
ried John Fisher, son of Adam and Rebecca died Feb. 20. 1S62. 

(Wallace) Fisher, and had issue : Harry, (III) JACOB 1). LUiDWIG (born 
deceased; Emma, deceased, who married Feb. 19, 1849), son "'" ' 
Horace Bender; Mary R., married to Mr. (Shane) Ludwig, was educated in the pub- 
Bloom, living in West Virginia; and Nellie, lie schools of Chambersburg, and after being 
deceased. graduated at the high - 

4- George, horn June 6, 1841, died academic course in mathematics and the clas- 

Jan. 5, 1875. sics under Rev. Dr. James F. Kennedy, at 

5. Samuel, horn May j, 1843, died in the Chambersburg Academy, ill- st 
infancy. were often interrupted by the turbule 

6. Margaret died in infancy. exciting scenes incident to the Civil war, 

7. Henry (horn Feb. 19, 1845) mar- and the destruction of the academy by the 
ricd Oct. 8, 1871, Mrs. Sophia (Scheuer- Confederate- in 1864. He sub: lently ci 
man) Eiug, daughter of George Martin and tered Eastman's National Commerci 
Margaretta (Rosenbar) Scheuerman, and lege, at Poughkecpsic, from which he was 
widow of Casper Hug. 'I hey had issue: graduated in 1871. He also took apt 
Emma Minnie, horn July 20, 1872, who died course in the English classics and el 

Jan. 3, 1895; Franklin Edward, horn July lie then entered into at: • 

27. 1073; and George Henry, born Dei. 6. the American Literary Bun 111, < 

1877, who died Feb. 18, 1897. stitnte, New York, and for .1 briel 

S. Charles married Emma Wagner, devoted himself to the le< 

They had issue : Charles Wallace, Charlotte elocutionist with marked 

M., George Bitner, Frederick W. (married that his choice ><i a vocal 

Matilda Bingham and their children arc \Yal- his ad 

lace and Catharine), Bert, and Mary (who father opposed the calling to \ 

married Rush Stcpler). led him. and he was induced I 

<). Jacob I). 1 111 ). Chambersburg, where he began the - 

10. CaSIMEK I'.. (horn I'd.. 21, 1831). law under \\,<n. J. McDowell Shar] 
a Presbyterian minister at Indianapolis, fore completing his 

Ind., married Dec. 23, 1873, Margaret L. law office ^\ his kinsman. Mo W'il 

Keller, daughtei of George Keller, of Gar- Walsh, at Cumberland, Md., 

rett county, Maryland. mittcd to the \llegain 1 Md 

11, Christina Anna (born Sept. 10, 1S73. lie remained with Mr. Walsh uv.l 
1853- uu ' 1 ' M"' 1 ' '"• '883) married in the following December, . 

November, 1875, Homer Shirey (horn Nov. f the broken h< 

23, 1853), proprietoi of the "Indian Queen he was prevaile 

.Hotel." and, had issue : Orville Ludwig town. He V \ 



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County Bar Jan. 19, 1874, and has since ncss enterprise. This point was argued at 

practiced his profession at Chambersburg. great length and with much zeal by o] 

As a lawyer lie soon gained high repute for counsel, but Mr. Ludwig won in ever 

his knowledge <>f the law and fidelity to his of the case in the examiner's report, in the 

clients, lie has represented many diversi- ruling of Judge Stewart, and in the opinion 

lied interests in the courts, and proved him- of the Supreme court. Thus he g; 

self a leader at a Bar noted for its able coun- greal triumph, establishing the legality of a 

selors and eloquent advocates, lie has proposition the fundamental idea of which 

Tilled many public positions in the hue of his was that the manufacture and sale of ele< 

profession, being attorney for the county tricity by a municipality is a pul 

commissioners, 1S70-81 ; attorney for Slier- ence and comfort, and a public busin 

iff Gerbig, 1890-93; and attorney for the fecting the community as a whole. He 

borough of Chambersburg, 1876-77, and argued this constitutional question with great 

again in 1889-93. While he was attorney ability and learning, and is entitled to the 

for the borough the second time he gained credit of securing authority for a:., 

marked distinction by securing from the lishing the legality of the manufacture of 

Legislature of Pennsylvania authority for electricity by the boroughs in Pennsylvania 

boroughs and incorporated towns to engage for the use of the people in their homes and 

in the manufacture of electricity for com- places of business. Apart from this 

mercial purposes as well as for street light- guished service in behalf of the municipality, 

ing. This was pioneer legislation. At the .Mr. Ludwig's advice as an attorney 

request of the town council he drafted a bill county commissioners had excellent 1 

to he submitted to the State Legislature at in the financial affairs of the 

the session of 1891, the object of which was Through his exertions a large sum 1 I I 

to give the inhabitants of the boroughs in was refunded to tin- taxpayers of ih 

this Commonwealth the right to manufac- that had been collected as State :.. 

tine and supply electricity as the boroughs the repeal of the \ct authorizing its collcc- 

then had the right to supply water and man tion. Asa real estate lawyer there h; 

ufacture and supply gas. This hill met been his superior in the county. H( 

with determined opposition from some of the charter member and director and tl 

leading citizens and taxpayers of Chambers- ncy for the People's Building v. 

burg, who opposed it in both branches of the ciation. and the Franklin Buil 

Legislature and before the Governor after Association, and the Mechanics' Buil 

its passage, and subsequently contested its Loan Association o\ Chambcrsbui . 

constitutionality in the county court of Com- tcred in 1890, with a capital sto. 

mon Pleas, silling in equity, and before the $1,000,000, under a perpt 

Supreme court ^\ Pennsylvania. It was granted under the laws of Pennsylv; 

contended on behalf o\ the plaintiffs that the lie made a Specialty ^i the work ui 

act was unconstitutional, the manufacture by these associations and is ll 

of electricity for commercial purposes by a two pamphlets, one detailing 

municipality and its sale to the citizens of under the old method, and ll 

the municipality for lighting their homes the new method. In 1S95 he \ 

ami places of business not being a public ><i Dayton, Ohio, to study the new syst< 

service, use 01 business, but a private busi- known as the Dayton pla 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CUUNTY. 



return called a public meeting in the court- 
house in Chambersburg and organized the 
Mutual Lean & Savings Association of 
Chambersburg, Pa., under the Dayton plan, 
which has been in successful operation ever 
since. Mr, Luchvig is solicitor and attorney 
fni the Mechanics Building & Loan, and 
general manager and attorney of the Mutual 
Loan & Savings Association of Chambers- 
burg, Pa. These association- have been 
conducted with marked success and arc 
among the most prosperous and progressive 
in the State, and aided largely in the exten- 
sion of the limits of the borough and the 
growth and improvement of the town. For 
many years Mr. Ludwig was active in the 
politics of the county. Jle has frequently 
been a delegate to Democratic State conven- 
tions since 1878, and for twenty years lie 
was a member or officer of the Democratic 
County Committee, of which he served as 
chairman for a number of years. In iSSohe 
was the Democratic candidate lor the State 
Senate, and during President Cleveland's 
second term all questions of appointments 
to office in Franklin county were referred 
to him by the administration. Although he- 
was beaten for the State Senate a pro ii '-t 
his personal and p ilitical popularity is found 
in the fact tliat he received 850 voles in ex- 
cess of the vote received by Mr. Cleveland 
in the district. In addition to hi-- gifts as 
an orator and advocate, Mr. Ludwig is a 
fluent writer. Me became one of the pur- 
chasers of the Herald, the first daily news- 
paper published in Chambersburg, and was 
its political editor. The name of the weekly 
edition of this paper while he was in editorial 
control was changed to Franklin County 
Democrat. Had he chosen to be an editor 
instead of a lawyer he would have attained 
as enviable a position as he has achieved at 
the Lai . lie is .1 si »Uiul 1 iw ver. a w ise O Mil ■ 



selor. an urbane gentleman and a pi 
spirited citizen. 

Mr. Ludwig married, Feb. 10 
Lucy Belle Britton Zollinger, 
of George Kurtz and Mary Jane (Bril 
Zollinger, of Upper Strasburg : the) h 
son : 

1. George Mayxard, born July 8, 
[880, died May 3. 1881. 

ZOLLINGER FAMILY. From tradi- 
tion- and information verbally tram- 
from generation to generation it is quite 
well established that the Zollingers are of 
German extraction, coming originall) 
Wittenberg, or YYurtemberg, 'lei many. By 
-on,- it is maintained that they ha I the 
gin in Zurich. Switzerland. But one member 
of the family who has made diligent re 
believes they may have been :' 
there on account of the wars, like so many 
others, and that it wa: n 1 'heir home. There 
was a Christian Zollinger who ( 
Wiesbaden, Germany, on the Rhine, in 
1811. Mayence. or Mainz, an old f 
town mi the Rhine, is only three or four 
mile- from this place, and it was while 
ing here in company with a ' I 

that Lafayette first he 1 
struggle of Americans for independence. 
w Ink' dining with the Duke of Y< 
to the King "\ Rnglni 
his brags that I 

America. Lafayette armed a vessel and in 
les.s than fort\ da\ - was . 
Brandywine. There i- a large hill or 11 
lain in the Hart/ mountains called S 
ger, north or northeast of Wiesbaden. 

No connection can he learned 1 1 
the ancestor of the Zollingers under pi 
consideration and the one who came 
LaFayettc and who is said to have i 
with him with a thousand of Ii 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

The family of whom we write is supposed those that had seen Baron Zollinger 

to have descended from three brothers who wore buttons with pea fowls on: that Paro- 

came to this country in 175.). Their father ness Zollinger dressed so elegantly that 0:1 

wanted to get them away from the wars and one occasion the Empress requested her not 

troublesome time-- of Europe, giving them to wear a certain dress as it was muc 

money and sending them to this country, somer than her own ; and that the Emperor 

It is said they Ins! located in Philadelphia, dined with him. The tradition is ■ 

and after the Revolution John Nicholas /.<>]- Zollingcrs were descendants from tin 

linger bought land and settled near Harris- ity and this account of the represe 

hurt;, Pa. It is said he also came over in in Germany seem- to substantiate the 

the same vessel with LaFayette and fought There are immense cutlery works at 

under him. He married Barbara Miller, of gen, Germany, supplying all Europe with 

Lancaster. Pa. The other two brothers arms, and it is believed by some that the 

moved west. One of them, Peter Zollinger, Zollingcrs came from that place. This 

located in Adam- county. Pa. The third brings us had: to Peter Zollinger. He may 

brother was a Tory and owned rope walks have lived in Adams county, Pa . 

in Philadelphia, and during the Revolution- to the Revolution and then gone hack to in- 

ary war entertained and drove ou1 with duce others to come, 1 e arms, 

British officers. Nothing is known of him returning in the vessel with LaFayette. 
or his descendants. The second brother, There is a wonderful resemblance be- 

I'eter, who located at Fairfield. Adams Co.. tween all the Zollingers, especiall 

Pa., afterward removed to Sabillasville, as it has been found to he wry si 

Frederick Co., Md.. which was named for widely separated branches of th< 

his family, and he was buried there with mil- is said that a vast fortune awaits the heirs 

itary honors. ol a Catherine Zollinger in <' 

IP' had a daughter, Mary, who became the claims have never been establ 

.Mis. Herbert, and another daughter, Eliza- other tradition common :<> all 

beth, who became Mrs. Crabbe, and who the family is that one member wen: west to 

was the grandmother of Mrs. Virginia Mil- Ohio and settled, and this is 

ler, who was born at Fairfield or Millers- by the belief that John Niclv 

burg, near Gettysburg, and i- now a resi- had a nephew, Jacob, 

dent of Charleslown, \V. Va. She has a (>!::". However, ot 

Bible which was printed at Erfurt. Germany, ily believe that the Piqua Zoll 

in f732. and the name written in German on ' the Fori Wayne (Ind.) 

the fly-leaf, In the Bible is the marriage of and their version i- that the Z< 

Peter Zollinger to Barbara McC. Olden, moved to Ohio and was : from 

Dec. 11. 1730, She also has a blue Delft 11 was a brother to Andrc\ 

cup and saucer brought from Germany (al- grandfather oi Mis. Florenc* 

though a relative says Switzerland), and a Hopwood, of Y int< >n . Iowa, who ]•,..- 

silver teaspoon with "P. .\-,\ V" Peter considerable research into the I nilv lii<- 

Petcr Zollinger's daughter. Mrs, Mary tory. It is said his name was Joe 1 

Herbert, told her that the Zolli crs Andrew Zollinger took his family and 

abroad were immensely wealthy: thai from Pennsylvania and di 

they owned immense cutler) works, thai find him, and was told he had q 



174 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

lucky or Tennessee. lie lived a while at ninety-nine years, and be! the Zol 

Perrysville, Clark county, then Richmond, lingers, to whom it had been gi\ 

Wayne Co., Ind.. and in a year drove back services rendered in the Americai 

•and settled in Frederick county, Md., after- Josiah Zollinger knew that his grandfatht 

ward moving to Pennsylvania, and then to married in this country after the war was 

Illinois, where lie died, and is buried at Polo, over, died and left four chi 

'Ogle county. Jeremiah Zollinger, one of father was only eight or twelve years i 

the sons of Andrew, was a captain in the the time and was raised bj Stephen Put 

war of the Rebellion. Ilis daughter, bach, of Welsh Run, Franklin < ■ .. 1' 

Gulielma Zollinger, is quite a writer; her he would have inheriti ' 1th from his 

late books are "Dan Drummond" and "Mrs. father's estate in Germany, as 

'O'Callaghan's Boys." had grown up on this land, but that he wou 

Mrs. Mary Herbert, daughter of Peter, prefer to be without wealth than ! 

.also had a brother disappear, but from Ohio, people of theit 

He went to Tennessee and married a Sevier, trouble. Mr. Puterbach tried to urge the 

•of the family after which Sevier county, heirs to action in the ni 'he vast 

Tenn., is named. John Sexier was the first est.ate. but they negl 

■governor of Tennessee. Samuel Zollinger, immediately, and he died within two wee'-.-. 

of Spring Hill, Kans. (evidently a grandson aged ah Lit years. 

• of Peter), says when he was a boy he re- We find Judge 1. 7 

members (while living in Ohio) his father ville. Mo., who is a sot 

receiving a letter from his brother or half and grandson of Peter Zollinger 

brother, wanting them to come to Tennessee, under Washinj I 
it was such a good country. GE< >RGE KUR T 7. ZOLLINGER 

Of the Zollingers in and around Frank- father of Mrs. Jacob D. ] 

lin county, Pa., all within a radius of one in Upper Strasburg, Franklin I 

hundred miles are known to he related. The h, i8jS. and was the sc ntl 

Mrs. Virginia Miller previously mentioned Frederick and Marj i 

believes the Zollingers lived in New Jersey erick Zollingei lin Nicl 

or Delaware before coming to Franklin born in Harrisburj 

county. This seems to he substantiated by died Aug. 20, 1863 H 

an incident related by one ^\ the family, Magdalene Shay, horn A| 

Josiah Zollinger (son of Andrew) and his March 19, 185S. Nine cl 

wife were visiting in Pennsylvania, and to them, all residents oi I 
somewhere at a railway center he acci- 1. NICHOLAS, "i Harrishurg, I 

dentally became engaged in conversatioh vania. 

with a German official who said he was 2, John, >'i Fredericksbt 

looking for Zollinger heirs to a fortune i'i 3. David, oi Waynesh 

seventy-five or eighty millions ^i doll. us. vania. 

Just then there were a lot of trains coming 4. Euas, of Pleasant Hall, Pet 

and going, and his attention was distracted, vania. 
and when he looked around the official was 5. JEREMIAII. 

gone, lie also said that the land where Wil- 6. Fri I : RICK. 

inington. Pel,, now stands was leased for ~ GEORGE K\ 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

8. Margaret, wife of J'. M. Shoe- pressive, Mr. Britton, accompanied 

maker. aged mother, a brother and three sisi I 

g. One son died in infancy, their families, came to America in 

George Kurtz Zollinger was married landing at St. John, New Brunswick, 

fan. i, 1852, to Mary Jane Britton, eldest a stormy voyage of eleven week 

daughter of William and Catharine 1 ( >ver) fever had broken out among the p 

Britton, of Upper Strasburg, Pa., born Dec. and the ve >el was obliged to lie in qua 

j 7,, i8_'7. Three children were born to tine. Among the victims were Mr. B 

them: brother, a brother-in-law and a 1 

1. William Warren Zollinger, of The Brittons were originally \V< 
Cullom, Illinois. were a seafaring people. Some of them 

2. Lucy Belle Britton Zollinger, emigrated from Wales to Iceland and f 
wife of |. I). Ludwig, Esq., of Chambers- under King William 111 at the battle 
burg, Pennsylvania. Boyne. In Ireland they were 1 

3. Mrs. Margaret Littitia Bol- blood or marriage with the Hewits, War- 
linger, of Green Village, Pennsylvania. reus, Creightons and Crawfords, and 

There are three grandchildren living: marriage of Sir Peter Warren with S 

George W. Zollinger and Warren Lee Zol- a daughter of Stephen De Lancy, with the 

linger, of Cullom, 111., and George Jacob De I. am j of New York. Sir Peter 

Russell Bollinger, of Chambersburg. Pa. was the distinguished British naval < 

Mrs. Mary Jane (Britton) Zollinger entered who assisted in the capture of Louis 

into rest Dec. 7, 1004. She united with the 1745. His brother, Oliver Warren, w 

Reformed Church at Upper Strasburg by the a captain in the Royal Navy, 

rite of confirmation on May 1, 1847, and was Anne, married Christopher Johns 

a member of that church until her death, whom she had three sons, John, W 

After retiring from farming, aboul thirteen William. William Johns 

years ago, she, with her husband, moved to brated Sir William John- 1 , bat 

Green Village. Mrs. Zollinger was a woman and superintendent 1 f the Six S 

of very loving and cheerful disposition, kind other Northern Indians during 

to the poor, charitable and unselfish to a re- and Indian war, 1755-64. lie rec< 

markable degree, a woman of strong mental baronetcy for his victory ovei . 

power and with a heart overflowing with the at Lake George, in September, 1755. 

milk of human kindness. She was loved mander in chief of the New York P 

and esteemed by all her friends and neigh- forces in the ex p< 

bors and was the inclination of affection to For his services he received from il 

her aged husband and children. a grant of one hundred thousand . 

land north of the Mohawk, on wl 

WILLIAM BRITTON. the father of built Johnson Hall in 1764. Sir Will 

Mrs. George K. Zollinger, was born in Ire- lived in the style of an English I 11 

land, in the parish *<i Rossenvor, County rising the most unlxi ided hospital 

Leitrim, and townland of Parke, on June 3, died July 11. 1774. in consequence n 

'795' he died Sunday morning, Feb. 18, exertion in addressing an Indian c 

1877, '" ihe eighty second year oi his age. a vcrj warm day. 
Finding existing condition-- in Ireland op- William Britton, the gra I 



i 7 6 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

William Britton, the emigrant, married Ins of David and Barbara (Zollinger) Over, 

cousin, a daughter of Thomas I lewitt. and smtl after licr death he married I second i. in 

their son, James Britton, married Letitia 1831. Maria Widner, who died in 
Hewitt, a daughter of William Hewitt. The 

children of James and Letitia (Hewitt J LINN FAMILY. JOHN LINN 
Britton, besides William, were: Edward, ancestor of the Linn family of Tern 
who was an adjutant in the British army, whose descendants include the Lint 
. and served in India; John, who came over Chambersburg. Williamsport and Pit 
on the same vessel with his brother William [>hia, Pa., and Springfield, 1 il 
and died at St. John, New Brunswick; the pioneers of the Marsh Creek settlement 
James, who died in Ireland; a daughter who in what is now Adam- county, where 
married James Peacock, and with her fam settled in April, 17.10: he was one of the 
ily and two sisters, Letitia and Abigail Rrit- squatters on the famous Manor of Masque. 
ton, settled at St. John, N. B. After buying He was a member of the Lower Marsh 
a lot and building a house for the family. Creek Presbyterian Church. It is probable 
William Britton came to Baltimore, on his that Robert Linn, who died in 177 
way to Pennsylvania, in search of some re- was buried in the Lower Marsh Creel: Pres- 
tations who had settled in Northumberland byterian graveyard was his son. 1 
county. In Baltimore he met John Flick one of his children of whom we ha 
inger, a wagoner from Path Valley, whom knowledge was his son, John til). 
he engaged to carry his chest to the Flicl ill) JOHN LINN (born in Ada 
inger home, while he made his way on foot county, in 1749 — died in Sherman's 
to Northumberland county, only to find thai Perry county, Aug. 30. - 1 of the 
his relations, of the Hewitts, had removed to pioneer, was prepared f 
Lake county, Ohio. This led him to settle school of the Rev. Robert Smith, of Pcqi: 
in Path Valley, where he learned the trade and was graduated at Princeton in 1773. lie 
of a tanner with James Walker, the father studied theology under the Rev. Dr. 
of the late Capt. John II. Walker, of Fan- Cooper, of Middl - • and was ' 
netlsburg. After completing his apprentice- by the Presbyten of Donegal, Dec. 4, 17,"' . 
ship he worked at his trade with the Gil- Soon afterward he was called to the < 
mores at Upper Strashurg until 1S26, and gations of Sherman's 
then went into business for himself, lie and Limcs-tone Ridge and was 
was a member of the Protestant Episcopal installed. June 17. 177S. He - 
Church, hul after his second marriage he congregations continuouslv until his 
gave support to the German Reformed As a man he was of large and muscul 
Church at Upper Strashurg. He was a frame, strong constitution and great pbysi< 
typical son o) Erin, quick and impulsive, endurance. He possessed more tba 
ever ready to resent an insult, bul generous nary intellectual endowments, 
and forgiving lie always cherished Ins good preacher, and faithful in die 
native land, and was proud ^i hi- Irish race discharge oi his | duties. It 
and the beauties of Ireland. He was noted was his custom to write out It 
for his taste for poetry and was well versed courses, but he preached without the use 
in Irish folklore, Mr. Britton married i^\ his manuscript. \- his - lary was in- 
(first), in iN.'o. Catharine Over, daughter adequate to the sup; rt oi 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ,— 

was under the necessity of giving his per- ccived a call to Bcllcfonte and Lick km 
sona] attention to the management of his being ordained and installed, April i; 
farm, and at times he assisted in the farm in the Courthouse at Bellefonte, thci 
work. Mr. Linn married Mary Gettys, as a placi o! ip. In 1839 1 
daughter of James and Mary Gettys, of leased from the Lick Run char; 
Adams county. .Mrs. Linn's father was a fonle Church securing his undi ided labo 
man of great force of character, and un- From 186] until hi., death he had the 
usual business activity and energy. He was sistance of a co-pastor. Dr. Linn manic- 
a soi] of Samuel Gettys, one of the pioneers (first), Feb. 28, 181 1, Jane Harris. 
of the Marsh Creek settlement, who died died Aug. jj\. 1822, leaving issi 
March 15, 1809. He owned a farm where 1. Claudius Ik. of Philadelphia. 
Gettysburg now stands, and built the first 2. James Harris (born 1815 — died 
house in the town that hears his name, which April 5, 1876) was an ironmaster at Miles- 
he kept as a tavern for many years. Mr. burg, Centre county. His wife was a daugh- 
Gettys built his hotel and residence as early ter of R. T. Stewart, Esq., hut they had 
as 1783, and it is possible that the plans for no issue. 

laying- out the town were made as early as 3. Samuel died at Williamsp rt, Pa., 

1780. This was in anticipation of the pro- Oct. 14, [890. 

jected town becoming the county seat of the 4. Ann (died March -'5. 1847) mar " 

new county, then in contemplation. As was ried John Irvin, Jr. 
customary at that time the lots were dis- 5. Jam: married Mr. Wei 

posed of by lottery. The original numbers Dr. Linn married (second), April 15, 

are retained to this day, hut the Gettys name 1829, Isabella Henderson, and had issue one 

has disappeared from the town that James daughter: 

Gettys founded. .Mary Gettys went as a 1. M. H. married William ]'. 

bride to Sherman's Valley. John and Mary Km]. 

(Gettys) Linn had issue: (IV) ANDREW L1XN 

1. John. Sherman's Valley, in 1 794 died in 

_'. SAMUEL. son of Rev. John and Mary (Gettys) Linn, 

,}. James (111). was a farmer in Perry county. Mr. Linn 

4. Wii.uA.M. married April 1, 1819. Man '■ ■ 

5. Ai\.\.\ married John Diven. daughter of Samuel and Man (Blaine) Mc- 

6. Mary married Samuel Anderson. Cord. Samuel. V, 

7. Andrew (IV). — died Sept. 20, 18.-5) v ~ - 
(\\\) JAMES LINN (born in Sher- of William and Mary (McKii 

man's Valley, Sept. 4, 1783— died at Belle- McCord. Mrs. Linn's mother. Mary 

fontc, Feb. 23, 1S6S), son of Rev. John and (or Polly as she was g< 

Mary (Gettys) Linn, was graduated at Blaine (l>orn Sept 30, 1; 

Dickinson College in 1805. lie studied 1837), was a daughlei 

theology with die Rev. Joshua William-, at Blaine, a brother of Colonel ! ' 

New villc. and was licensed hy the I'lchylcrv Blaine, the great-grand father of lames 

oi Carlisle, Sept. 27, tSoS. In 1809, he Gillespie Blaine \ndrev rj Ann 

\isited the congregations of Spruce Creek (McCord) 1 .inn had issue: 

and Sinking Valley, and soon afterward ic 1. John i\ ), 



178 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

2. Samuel McCord (VI). 3. William A., born Dec. 25, 

3. William Blaine was a farmer; he died Nov. 14, 1861. 

married Mary Jane Turbett, and had issue: 4. James McCord died in Tex; 

Andrew Gettys, James Turbett, Mary Agnes, 1877. 

William, Fanny, John A. and Annie E. 5. SaMUEL, born in 1857. d 1 

4. Anna Eliza married, in 1861, An- 1, 1870. 

drew Loy (born in Sherman's Valley, April 6. Edwin lives in Texas. 

9, 1816), son of Nicholas and Mary (Kuhn) 7. Belle Anderson, born June 17. 

Loy. Mr. Loy was a farmer and was com- 1862, died July I. 1862. 

missioned a captain in the Pennsylvania (VI) SAMUEL McCORD LINN, 

militia in 1835. Anna Eliza Linn was Ins (born in Pern county, Nov. 18, 182: 

second wife; they had issue: Andrew Linn: of Andrew and Mary Ann 1 McG rd 1 Liri 

William Gettys; Janus Ramsey; Mary, was educated in the public schc 

who married James Wilson; and Edwin. the age of fifteen became a clerk in 

5. Jam: Mary. at Landisburg, and afterward at < 
(Y) JOHN LINN (born in Perry and Harrisburg. He was eng 

county, Aug. 12, 1820 — died at Chambers- chant at Landisburg, 

burg, Aug. 14. 1889), son of Andrew and to Philadelphia as a salesman. He car 

Mary Ann (McCord) Linn, was a farmer Franklin county in 185 1, ai 

in Perry county until i860, when he re- mercl g at St. Thoi 

moved to Franklin count}-, and engaged in the latter year he came to I 

farming near Chambersburg. lie was a engaged in the forwarding 

member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. business with David Oak-, the fin 

Linn married in June, 1845, Margarel A. Oaks & Linn. He bought Mr 

McClure (horn Oct. 31, 1823 — died Mar. in 1866, and in [868, 1 

31, 18S9), daughter of Alexander and Isa- Coyle as a partner i". the busii 

heila (Anderson) McClure. She was a partnership lasted until 

sister of Col. Alexander K. McClure, editor ness as dealers in grain became ', 

of the Franklin Repository and the Philadel- tensive, and they had hr; 

phia Times. The McClures '-.ere an old Marion. Lemaster, Richmoi 

Cumberland Valley family, Robert McClure villc. At that time they wen 

ami Margaret Douglas his wife, being earl) largest dealers in the v; V\ II 

settlers of West Pennsboro township, Cum- the business in 1890. In 1889I . 

berland county. Their sou William Me president of the Nati 

("hue, who married Nancy McKcehan, was burg, of which he became a di 

the grandfather of Mrs. Linn. She was and with which lie has In-cn 

prominent in church work and one of the the prescnl time, lie his l>ec- 

original members of the W. (A T. I'. John the Chambersburg Gas Com] 

and Margaret A. (McClure) Linn had also been president of the Franklin 

issue : sura:: • • s s ~o 1 le It 

1. \lexander McClure (VII). leading business men < 

2. Mary married Fnos R. Engle; they for more than half a - 

had issue: Alexander S., living; and made man, attributing las success I 

Harry, Margaret and Etta, deceased. attention to business. In p 




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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. ,-„ 

.man he was a Whig, and upon the organiza- ica. Mr. Linn married in r887 i 

tion of the Republican party he joined its Scott, daughter of James D. : 

ranks, voting for John C. Fremont in 1856. brother of the late Thomas A. Scott. I'resi- 

He lias always been an advocate of the tern- dent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. There 

perance cause, and has been a candidate for was no issue. He married 

the Legislature on the Prohibition ticket. 1894, Clara H. Conley; they have i 

IJc is a member and trustee of Falling 1. Samuel McCord, 1» rn 1 

Spring Presbyterian Church. Mr. Linn 1895. 

married Jan. io, 1849, Martha Jane Brown, -'• Jacob Humbird, born Sept. 30, 

daughter of Stephen O. and Margarel 1897. 

(Brewster) Brown, and granddaughter of 3. Robert McDonald, born Aug. 13, 

Allen Brown, a pioneer settler of Lower 1899. 

Path Valley. Samuel M. and Martha Jane 

Linn had issue. GEORGE G. SHIVELY, M. D. 

1. Margaret Brewster, born in ceased), one of the highlj resj led resi- 
1851, died April 8, 1879. dents of Wayn now passed 

2. Mary Ann McCord, born in 1857, away, was born March 20, 1854, ii 
•died Jan. 23, [893. held. Adam Co., 1 '. . . Peter 

(VII) ALEXANDER McCLURE Elizabeth (Gelbach) Shivery. The S 

LINN (horn in Perry county, March 19, family originated either in Germa 

1846), son nf John and Margaret A. Switzerland, hut its re;. 

(Mc( hue) Linn, was educated in the pub- long resided in Pennsylvania. 
lie schools, and at the Chambersburg (I) PETER SHIVELY, fath< 

Academy. In September, 1864, he enlisted Shively, was a hotel man ;■: 

as a private in an Independent Battery of Pa., for the gre ei his life. E lis 

Light Artillery, recruited at Lancaster, and family was as I 

served until the close of the war. After the 1. Laura married Joseph Sulivan, of 

war he returned t<> Chambersburg, where Dayton, Ohio. 

he worked on his father's farm for a short 2. Mary married Upton Necly, of Fair- 
time, and then went to Washington and field, Penn ylvania, 
Oregon in the emploj ^\ the Northern 3. Gi fill. 
Pacific Railroad, where lie remained four 4. One died in infancy, 
years. Aftei a brief visit to his home, he 5. One died in infancy. 
went to Anniston, Ala., where he engaged tin GEORGE G. SHIVELY wns 
with the Woodstock' Iron Company for two reared in Fairfield until he was ten • 
years, lie then entered the employ 01 the age, when he entered the Cham 
Cumberland Valley Railroad, in the service Academy (later Mercer-' .A. ..• ! 
of which he still remain-. lie ha- filled then went to Franklin and M 
numerous positions on the toad, and is now lege. Lancaster, where he was .. 
conductoi of a passeugei express train, lie the full classical course. When he I 
is a man i<\ more than usual culture, and pleted his education from , ; ' • ■ 
gives much attention to the study of local p >inl hi red Jefferson Medical ( 
history and genealogy, lie is a member in' Philadelphia, ft after .1 1 
the National Scotch lii-.li Society ^i Amei vears' c uirse, he was gradu ited witl 



180 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

gree of M. I), in 1877. lie located for prac- braved a storm of public opi> 

tice at Carlisle, and was in the enjoyment up for what he considered right — 

of a lucrative and growing practice when he in which he was amply justified by I 

found its duties too onerous. Accordingly, velopments of time. Main- of the cor 

in the fall of 1880, lie came to Waynesboro, iences of which the city boast 

ancl established himself in the drug- business much to his encouragement and tim 

at the Eyler comer, Centre square. In 1882 port, lie gave another illusl 

he look S. )•:. Dubbel into partnership, the spirit in his good work on the s, 

firm lasting until 1885, alter which Dr. of which he was a member in 1889-91 an. 

Shively was sole owner of the business un- served for a time as president. Dm 

til his death. In 1884 the Doctor erected a period was erected the beautiful ai 

charming residence at the corner of Church equipped school building .-it the ^..riicr of 

and Third avenue, hut for business reasons North and Grant, which stai 

he later sold this place and purchased the tial testimony to the wisdom am 

Stoner place at the northwest corner of the of that hoard, of which Dr. Shivel 

public square, fitting up this property for his most zealous member. We quo 

drug business and place of residence. A lowing paragraphs from an article pul 

second stoic room was lilted up in the same in a local paper at the lime of h 
block, and Dr. Shivel)' continued t . . improve "In his public relations, as we 

his place with such good judgment and. taste he was a leader, a typical rep 

that the disastrous lire of Aug. 18, 1893, that awakened spirit of pp 

which destroyed his stabling and ruined his prise to which we owe all our 

grounds and shrubbery, was particularly re- ment and rank in the sisterhood of nut 

gretted. The shock of this fire, and an- cipalities. 

other in the immediate neighborhood, iiearly "Socially, in his walk and con 

prostrated him, and he tod; to his bed on the witll men. he was the perfectioi 

9th of September, passing away Sept. 10, goes to make up the true gi •'■ 

1893. Thus, in the prime of life, was called considerate, generous, affable, true 

away one of the most useful members of the warm-hearted, association with 

community. That he was also one of the a sweet fragrance that ever left 

most popular is shown by the prominent brightest memories in its ; 

place he held in public life, his influence be- friendships were many and always 

ing unusually strong for one of his age. In His heart seemed to take in all h 

fact, he left a record of public service which Upon his untimely grave will fall 11 

will keep his name fresh in the minds of his i c .ir. 
fellow citizens for many years. ••His death is peculiarly lamcntab 

In 1883 Dr. Shively was a member of only because of the many fond tit 

the town council, and he was one ^i the lead and avenues ><\ useful 

ing spirits in the progressive movements ,,f die bright promise which 

which began about that period. Man) "i seemed 10 hold out for him. Pn 

those movements were highly unpopular at active in the ( 

the time of their inception, but the Doctor, party, he was jh ,ut to r< 

with other larsighted citizens, saw the ap- many years >^i v 

proaching needs of the community and pointment as post 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

lie had every reason to believe was virtually 2. George Bartram. 

assured, and his friends were looking for- 3. Elizabeth Jane. 

ward to tin- time when this leading ambition 4. Richard McGrann. 

of his life should be realized, lie seemed 5. John Charles. 

indeed to have so much in hand and in pros- 6. Mary. 

peel to live for, so much good yet to be ac- Mrs. Shively and her children are r 

complished, that his death h in the highest living in Waynesboro, where they an 

degree lamentable and deplorable." respected. 

On April 13, [884, Dr. Shively was con- .Mr. Shaeffcr was one of the most pi ■ - 

firmed in Zion Lutheran Church, of which inent members of the Lancaster liar. He 

he remained an active member until his and his wife had children as follows : 
death. His church relationship was charac- 1. Elizabeth Shelley married 

terized by the same effective zeal which Charles E. Gast. 

marked all his connections. He was prom 2. Jeanne McC, (Mrs. Shively). 

inent in the counsels of the church, and 3. John O, of Lancaster, married 

served a number of years as trustee, holding Mary Parker. 

that office at the time of his death, and he 4. Mattie S. married William R. 

gave his hearty co-operation to the move Gregg, of Denver, Colorado. 
.incuts which resulted in giving his church 

one of the handsomest and best finished EDWARD W. CURR1DEX, win 

churches in the Valley. passed away at his heme near Chambc 

Dr. Shively was largely instrumental in burg, March 25, 1893, had thr 

the organization of Company G, Pennsyl- out the quarter of a century oi 

vani.i National Guard (named the Gobin residence in that place become so 

Guards, after Col. Gobin), and held the rank oughly identified with its inl 

of first lieutenant. He was a director of the his sudden demise brought wid 

Waynesboro Building and Loan Association sorrow to the community, lie 

and held fraternal connection with the Ma- man of sterling and attractive qualities 

sons, Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum, Mys- ning friends as well as substa 

tic Circle and Shield of Honor. lie was a his Inisy career, and was unils 

charter member of Acacia Lodge, A. I\ \- quainted over Ins section <<i the Si I 

A. M., in which he was serving as senior was of old American stock. Jenkins 1 

vice-warden at the time of his death, and his the earliest of whom we have rcc 

funeral services were conducted by that an ancestor in a maternal lino. D 

lodge, lie was buried at Burns Mill. record as a Welsh settler as early as 

Dr. Shively's home and home life were | lw daughter, Rachael Davis, married a \ 

typical Of the character of the man, and ideal Clure. and their SOU, David McClurc, 

in every respect. On June S. 1SS0, he was father of Nancy McClure. who mart 

united in marriage with Mis- Jeanne Mc- ward Curriden. grandfatln 

Clung Shaeffcr. i>f Lancaster, I'a.. daughter Cutis.. 1 

of Bartram and Martha (Slrickler) Shacf- ,li EDWARD CURRIDEN 

Icr. The following family was born to Dr. father of Edward \\\. was |j\ 

and Mrs. Shively: ter, Pa., at the time of the I 

1 Lillian Shaeffer. Britain which resulted in the \ 



1 82 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Some of his relatives are still living in New with Texas in the forties." It is believed 

Jersey, whence he came to Lancaster. Re- was killed in Canada. At an;, i 

garding the origin of the name and family never heard from; and his widow i 

Mr. S. W. Curriden (brother of Edward moved to Chambersburg, Pa., where 

W. Curriden) has the following to say : lived until her death, which occurred in ifci-j 

"As to what kind of name Curriden is 1 (it is believed), when her only child was 

have never been able to frame a reply. To his seventh year. Her grave, in the gro 

New Jersey, from whence my great-grand- of the Reformed Church, is marked by :. 

father came to Lancaster, came people from attractive stone erected h;. her 

every part of Europe— greater in variety ward VV. Curriden. 
then than in Pennsylvania, when Penn and (II) WILLIAM LYBRAND CUJ 

his chirler raised many restrictions — or to DEN for a number of years was a resi 

England when religion ami family connec- of Shippensbnrg, where his d( 

tions counted for much — or to Virginia in 1887, an-! where he is buried. On July 

when was set up a court-life, even if it were 22, 1830, he married Elizabeth Deal win 

in Virginia forests and streams (as t<> the born June .•• >. l8l2, in Adams c< unty, La . 

ride up the James and over to Richmond 1 - daughter of 1 lavid and Nancy i Gra< I 

or to New England when an almost theo- Of her Mr. Curriden (previ 

cratic government was attempted. So of the writes as II "As to grandmol 

venturesome strangers who came to one of riden — her father was David Deal; ai 

the 'New Jersey plantations' my great-grand- mother was Nancy Graff or I 

father was one. Whether he picked up his the Graff connection is witli 

bag and left Wales, or perhaps it was Scut- and without end." 

land, North of England it" one can tell, (111) EDWARD WINFIELD C 

hut come he did, and it took nerve t" come. RIDEN was born at Chambersl 

for when he came a six weeks' sail in small 1S34, and spent his boyhood at 1 ' 

ship called for heroism of a high order; and hood at Shippensbnrg, whither 1 

so whether from Wales or Scotland or North had moved. There, his sell 

of England — in the three countries— all who learned tin trade, and w.x 

hear thai man's name must help vindicate the the completion of his a; 

wisdom of his venture." and edited the Vcws, then tin 

Edward Curriden married Nancy Mc printed in the town. It was quite a vci 

(lure, and they had one child, William Lj for so young a man. and was charac 

brand (II), born Aug. 1. 1807, in Earl town- of him. Early in the per 

ship, Lancaster Co. Pa. When this sou was war he sold this paper, and 

a very small boy Edward Curriden. ac- with Hon. John McCnrdy pnrcha 

cording to an account given by the gentle- Herald an 

man above quoted, "impulsively joined, one strong Union principles i^i th< 

of the quickly organized politic. d bands then however, incurved the disfavor 

quite in vogue to make a raid upon Canada the residents of the place, and the 

— this in the endeavor to provoke sufficient seriously threatened with nt 

trouble then to ultimately bring aboul us the policy of the napci 1 

annexation to the States, jusl as was done mobbing of its Democratic com 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANK UN COUNTY. 

managed by the famous Daniel Dechert — had as postmaster of Chambcrsburg, dm 

won the friendship of so many Democrats latter pari of Arthur's administration. 

thai nothing ever came of the threats. Mr. in^ r in that position from Xovemljer, 

Curriden in time became sole owner of the to November, 1886, when he was r 

Herald and Torch, which lie sold in iS'/j, by a Democrat. During his compai 

and his next experience was in Lock Haven, brief incumbency lie introduced many im- 

Pa., as part owner of the Clinton Rcpub- provements which materially bettered 

lican. lit- then went to Erie, Pennsylvania, service, and were, in fact, the beginnim 

and in company with Henry Butter- the improvements which led up I 

field (former senator) bought the Rcpubli- lishment of the excellent letter carrier 

can, which was afterward merged into the ice soon afterward introduced. 

Dispatch, a daily edition being started at As a business man Mr. Curridc 

this time. However, Mr. Curriden did not standing, and he was very sue 

long remain in this connection, and dispos- special agent in Chambei 

in<; of his interest moved in 1868 to Cham- Mutual Life Insurance Company, of 1 

bersburg, when: he ever afterward main- delphia. For a year or so bef 

tained his home. he was one of the direct' 

On coming to Chambersburg Mr. Curri- burg Land & Improvement Compan; 
den engaged in a hook and periodical busi as such did much toward promoting 1 
ness, purchasing the well-known Shryock cess of the concern, the work being of a kin< 
hook store, which he carried on successfully for which he had special genius. I 
for nearly six years. He then sold and last few years of his life he also 
bought one of the best farms near the town, portant business interests in \ 
he and his family removing to that place which nee I ' his presence in tl 
where they had a delightful country home, a considerable part of the time, l>;n he al- 
and Mr. Curriden frequently asserted that ways retained, his home in Chaml 
some of the happiest days of his life weie and nevei : utsidc intcn - 
spent at that homestead. However, his at- fere with his concern for all that affected the 
tention was by no means confined to farm- welfare of his home 
in;;. As an ardent Republican he was deeply Mr. Curriden never lost hi- affi 
interested in the success of his party, and journalism and the new-: 
as a public-spirited citizen he was concerned to the ^\\^\ <-i his days w; 
about the efficient administration of local tributor to both the news and > 
civil affairs, and thus he was move or less column- ^\ many papei illy 1 
in public life for many years. During the journals. While in Was 
XI A' 11th Congress, when Hon. H. G. identified with various papers oi ill 
Fisher, oi this district, was chairman oi the other cities as special corresjHJiulei 
House committee on Coinage, Weights and retained many of these c 
Measures, Mr. Curriden served as clerk ol perience and acquaintance vvitli 
the committee, and as such came in contact and affairs being invaluable in sucl 
with main ol the mosl noted men in Con I lie fed paper- were always .. 
grcss. On the death oi Col. D. O. (icbv articles from his pen. and. his i 
Mr. Curriden was appointed to succeed him were sadF missed in Chamb< 



j84 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

vicinity. As ;i man of high intellect and JOHN !'. KEEFER. Few men of 

wide experience his words carried unusual Franklin county have been nio 

weight, and lie wrote forcefully and well, identified with the mercantile 

having opinions of a high order and the ( hambersburg than .Mr. Jol 

ability i'> express them well, lie was held leading dry goods merchant of this cit\ 

in the highest respect among all classes of born in Guilford township, S t. 7. 1 

people, his high character and manly life a son of John (II) and Hann; 

winning esteem wherever lie went, while hi- Kecfer. decea ■ d, and g 

business ability, energy and intelligence com- Kecfer ( 1 ). 

manded admiration in die highesl circles, il) JACOI! KEEFER (who wa< 

whether among business or social associates, among the very early settlers oi Frs 

In short, he was a citizen of the best type, county, was of German ancestry, a 

and his sudden death, on Saturday morning, the following family: 

Match 25, 18^3, was a blow from which the 1. Jacob. 

community did not soon recover. Lie was 2. Christian. 

only at the height of his usefulness, in the 3. Daniel. 

midst of a busy and successful career, sur .;. Unix (II). 

rounded hy a devoted family, and apparently 5. Catherine married _' 

had the prospect of many happy years. (,. Nancy ; 

Mr. Curriden's genial disposition and The old ■ mil 

hue character were never beltet exemplified in the faith of [lie German I 

than in the domestic circle, lie was married, ('lunch. 
JnneS. 1865, to Miss Kathcrine Altick, (II) JOHN KEEF 

daughter of John and Margaret Mtick, of P. Keefer. was bo n in ' 

Shippensburg, Pa., and was survived by his in 1800, ai 

wife and three children, Evelyn, Grace and native township. In 1S27, he 11 

Dr. George A., who still occupy the old nah Price, who was born, 

home in Chambersburg. He was a devoted cated at Waynesboro, am 

and tlv night ltd husband, and a kind and w ise parcn 
father, and the sympath) of tin entire com 1. El ' : 

munity went out to die family in thcii \< Fr; 

reavement. Mr. Curriden was a member of 2. Henry married Eli: 

the Presbyterian Church, and hi- funeral and, both are d 
sermon was preached h\ his . -K 1 hvitd and >. John 1'. (,111). 

former pastor, Rev, Dr. J. A. Crawl 4. Daniel, >' 

The services were conducted In Rev. Mr. (Ill) JOHN P. KEEFER v. 

Schenck, pastor >>i the Falling Spring on his father's homestead 

Presbyterian Church, assisted hj Rev. Dr. public school? be v. 

Kennedy and Rev. Dr. Lam . e most ago, when I 

impressive. Main high tributes were paid entered t 1 ' of this c 

to the life and character ^\ their departed one year, lie I 

friend, lie was laid to rest in the cemetery cr: I mcrcbandisi cd by 11. 

of the Pallinc' Sprine Presbyterian v Imrch. Hut lwcnt\- 



BIOGRAPHICAL AXXAI.S OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

one years of age. He was then made a part- mem1>er of the I. O. O. 1., and 01 

ner, and the firm continued until after the most active supporters of that 1. 

war, when Mr. Keei'er embarked in busi- Beginning many ye; 

ness for himself, since which time he has mercial conditions were so essentia! 

steadily grown in public favor, until he ferent from those of today, Mr. 

ranks among the leading merchant of up a business of which any man m 

Chambersburg. He enjoys the distinction be proud; established a credit for h 

of having been in business for forty-eight thai could not be 

years, the longest term of any merchant changed his policy to meet chat 

here. stances. Upon his 

Mr. Keefer married Miss Rebecca names which were written there at I 

Seibcrt of Chambersburg, daughter of for once lie gains a customer, it i- 

Samuel and Agnes (drove) Seibert, old he lose- him. Although he 

settlers of Franklin county. Mr. ami Mrs. advanced in years, Mr. Keefer i 

Keefer became the parents of the following getic as ever, and supci 

children: of his large business, and ensui 

i. George G., of York, Pa., married honot all, whi< 

Bertha Mumper, of York county, and they one of the leading characteri 

have three children: John Samuel and house since its jr.,' 
Paul. 

2. Alice married Dr. II. B. Creitz- FROMMEYER FAMILY. WII 

man, of Welsh Run. Pa., and they have one HENRY FRl >MMEYER 

daughter: Mildred. died Oct 2, 1880), the ancest< 

t,. Chari es \V. is assistant manager of meyer family o\ Franklin county. was 

his father's dry goods business at Chambers- tive of Germany, lie ( 

burg. ica with his family ft 

4. Maurice \V., of Steelton, Pa., ship "Helena," 
married Rose Stewart, and has one son: winter of 1840, and 
Stewart. Adams county. Hi* 

5. Annie is at home. was aboul lhre< 

6. Florence is at home. two brothers made tl 
Jn politics, Mr. Keefer is a sound Rcpub- His brothers served 

lican, and always supports the platform and Icon, and not having h 

candidates of his party, hut has been too the siege of Moso . it is 

much occupied with his business affairs, to they perished in thai .1 

seek public office, although he is so popular \t an early age hi 

in the city, thai there is no doubt hut thai cooper, to which he 

he could obtain almost am- office within the fore coming to t' \fl< 

gifl of Ins fellow townsmen. In rcl arrival in Pennsylvania be purcl 

affiliations he is an emrsi mcml ■■• in Mcnallcn I 

1 .ulhei an Church of Chambersburg. ^\ which lie 

he has been deacon and trustee for manv of coopering. About 1 

ye. 10:, His fraternal associations hue been farm adjacent in 1 

■of the mosl pleasant, he being an honored few years retired from 



186 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Frommeyer married (first) Theresa Covers. Oct. i, 1K18, Mary Engal Mel 

They had issue: June 16, 1822— <licd June 2, i- 

1. Henry Gerard (II). ler of Frederick and Elizal* 

2. Ai.i.x.\Nnii( i I II ). 'I hey had 

3. Theresa Agnes (born at Osna- 1. Mary Engai. Elizabeth 
bruck, Germany, Sept. 23, .1834), came to io, 1849 — died Nov. 13, 
America with her father. She married John John Allien Kunnen (born Jan. 12, 
Brink, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and they have Tiny had issue, Ji 

had issue: Mais-, Hermann (deceased), Elizabeth, dea 

Kale, Rose, Ida and John. 2. Francis (burn Aug. 10, 185 

Mr. Frommeyer married (second), The- prominent business man of St. < 

it's., Baeker, of Osnabruck, Germany. They married April 30, 1 

had issue : (bom Sept. 1857 1 . and tin 

1. Bennett Andrew (IV). Maria Estelle 1 . Fran 

2. Clement Augustus (V). r and km.. 

3. Elizabeth married Francis Orner 3. Mary Dim 

(VI). died March 10, 1-771 marrit 

4. Makv (born Dec. 19, 184--) lives Wesselmann Dec. . 
at Harford Furnace, .Maryland. Feb. ). 1899). They had i 

5. John (VI I ). George and John \\ 

6. Frank N. (VIII). 4- Mar^ Cm 

7. Catharine married John B. Duch- 1856, died Nov. 
scher (IX). 5. Mari \ 

8. Isaiah Benjamin (hum May 23, lives at Covi 

1X5,0- died June 15, 1903) married Feb. 6. Maria Lisata. 1 

25,, 1871;, Mary Wassem, of Gettysburg, died July 30, 1S63 
They had no issue. 7. 1 Irxm . 1 

9. Daviu Abraham (born May 23, Mow 27, 1865, 

1850) is a photographer at Hanover, Fa., 8. Maria I'iulomena ( 

and is a director of the People's Bank of 1867) married Fcl 

Hanover. He married Aug. 11, 1S79. Mary Volkcr (bori 

McDonald (born June 12, 1852), daughter Ky. They ha\ 

of Arthur and .Mary Ann McDonald, of and Lorena Mary. 

York, and thej have one daughter, Kalhryn (111 1 ALI.N W'DER FK 

Cecelia, born Dec 1, 1879. (born at Osnabruck, Gern 

10. Cecelia, born Ma) 1. 1852— died iS^ii. son of \\ 
(in HENRY GERARD FROM- (Covers) Fromnt 

MEYEN (born al Osnabruck. Germany, his p n 

Dec. 5. iP.'j <\\<.<\ in Cincinnati. Ohio, the outbn n War 

April .'.|, 18N6). son of William II. Iist< 

and Theresa (Covers), come to Amor- burg, when di> 

ica with his parents to escape enter taken Kick home. 

ing the mililai) service. In 1 84 5 , he Cin inn 

went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he manic.'; 18(14, when In 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

engaged in the saloon business, so contin- educated in the public s 

uing for eighteen years. He served in the county, and ;u an early aye he Icarnc 

army during the Civil war. lmt did not take trade of a co 'per, working with his i 

part in any active engagements. lie is now during the summer and attending s 

living in retirement in Brunswick, Mo. lie the winter months. At the age i 

married Sept. 6, 1855, Agnes Campbell he engaged in farming until i>- 

(1» 1111 Nov. 29, 1838), ami they have went to Oil City and was cmpli 

issue: iny nil. In March. 18C6, lie rem 

1. Henry (hern in 1857) lives at Dal- Franklin county, resumed farming 

ton, Missouri. gaged in the burning of lime and lumber 

2. William (horn in 1861) is a travel- business, in partnership with J. and Geoi 
ing salesman. Jle married Oct. 10. 1882, Cole, under the firm name of 

Emily Temme (born Dec. 26, 1851)), of St. Cole & Co. They did an extensive 1 

Louis, and they have one daughter. the average number of busl 

(IV) BENNETT ANDREW FROM- 8o,< a year. In 1876, A. 1. 

MEYER (born at Osnabruck, Germany, purchased the interest of John and G 

Dec. 1, 1837— died at Gettysburg, Oct., Cole, they withdrawing from ;' 

1879), son of William II. and Theresa he has conducted the busi 

(Baeker) Frommeyer, came to America since. In 1893, when the 

with his father, and was a cooper and farm- Stonehengc was established, hi 

er. lie married .March 25, i860, Caroline ed mail-carrier from Chambcrsb 

Brady (born April <). 1846), daughter of henge, a distance f\ two 

John and Susan (Wills) Brady, and they 0:1 that route until the F 

had issue : was started in 1902. He is an 

1. Mar\ married Jacob Clancy, of crat and served as sch< 

York. In religion he is a Catl 

z. George (horn March 28, 1866) ind ctive for the advanccm 

lives in Clarksburg, West Virginia. and its institutions. He i 

3. Sarah Jam. (born June 20, 1867) honest citizen ^\ a cli 

lives at York. disposition, and a useful mar 

4. Jacob Francis, horn Jan. (>. 1869, munity in which he lives. He 
died unmarried July, [898. sue. 1 

5. Harry lives in Walla Walla, Wash and now lues in retirement a 
ington. "kilnhurn." Mr. 1'ioin 

6. Eugene lives in California. 15. 1863, Anastasi 

7. Rosk married, July, 1003, William 1847), daughter o( !• 

A. Noel, of York. baugh) Cole. They had iss 
S. Daviu lives at Baltimore. 1. John IIinkv (1* 

(■V) CLEMENT AUGUSTUS was educated in tin 

KROM MEYER (born at Osnabruck. Gci ford township. In 

many, April 20, 1S39), son of William 11. dclphia where he became an appro 

and Theresa (Backer) Frommeyer, emi- brick-laying trade, at whi 

grated to Pennsylvania in 1840, and settled ever since, lie is . 

ai Mummasburcr, Adam*- countv. He was | \\, \\ \.. and has been a im 



•i88 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

institution 1897-1904, and is now president the public schools and rit 1 Christi 

of the board of directors. He married Nov. « atholic School. Chambci 
ii, 1903, Annie Teresa Kelly (born Nov. 7. Sarah Teresa was edi 

Jl ' '875), daughter of John and Agnes public schools and was gradual 

(Costella) Kelly, of Philadelphia. They pus Christi Catholic Scho I, < 

have one sun. Clement Augustus. June 18, 

2. George Edward (born Dec. 17, 8. Mary Alice was j 
1S66) was educated in the public schools of the Corpus Christi Catholii £ 

.his native county, engaged in farming until 1899, took a course at Cumberlai 

1897, when he engaged in merchandising, Stale Normal i:i 1900, and • 

and conducts a store near Chambcrsburg. from the Chambcrsburg Bu 

lie married April 20, 1892, Mary Aliee Ma) 31, 1901. \\ 

Shcrk (born June 18, 1869), daughter of Public April 13 
Jacob and Rachel (Frehn) Sheik, of Ahi- 9. Grace Ax astasia « 

.line. Kans. They have issue: Joseph Os- the ( orpus Christi C"at!i- ■ 

wald, Augustus Sherk and .Mary Frances, bersburg, and was graduated, Jui 

3. Albert Ignatius (born July 2, 10. Elizabeth Ai 
11869) was educated in the public schools. At 1 1. Mary Veuoxica. 
tlie outbreak of the Spanish-American War (VI) ELIZABETH I 
lie enlisted, April 9, 1897, in Company C, 8th (born Dec. iS, 1841 
Regiment, 3d Brigade, Pennsylvania Vol- H. and Theres 

unteers, but did not take part in active serv- ried, Aug. 19, 1861, Fi 

ice, and was mustered out in 189S. He is (born Feb. 19, iS: 

now an employe of the Chambcrsburg En- of Arendtsvillc, Pa. He 

gineering Company. He married Oct. 20, the pub! 

1900, Fannie Speck (born in 1875), daugh- eleven years, after which K 1 

ler of Joshua Speck, of Hust mtown, Pa., farming and is now living 

and thej have, Thomas Aquinas and Paul politics he is a I> 

Ignatius. Kate 1 1 the State C 

4. Mary Lori ma was educated in the 189S. Francis YV. and Eli; 
public school and. convent school at Cham- mcyi r had 
bersburg. On Sept. 6, 1899. she entered the 1. Virgilia, bom May 
convent of the Sisters of Si. Joseph, at Ma> 

Chestnut Hill. Philadelphia, and received 2. Mar> 

the habit of thai order April 28, 1900, and died, \ug 29, 1863. 

is now teaching at St. Peter's School. Pied- 3 Theresa Ann (1 

mont, West Virginia, tier name in religion 1864), lives at P 

is Sister Mary Cordala. 1 Gkorgk Hkxr' 

5. Clara Virginia was educated in died \pril •'. • 
the public schools and at the Corpus Christi 

Catholic school, Chambersburg, and was 186S 

graduated from the musical department of married, \\v le J 

;lh.n institution, June .'(.. 1805. 

(1. Emma Hi vnchi was etlucated at 1903 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

6. Augustus (born April i6, 1870) William 11. and Tlieresa (Backer) Fron 
is a farmer on the Orner homestead near meyer, is a fanner on the old Fronnneyer 
Arcndlsville, Pa. He married, Nov. ..■_•, homestead near Gettysburg. He manic 
j S<js, M;n'.v I!. Bittinger, and they have Oct. 8, 1873, Sarah Allen Kine (born Aug. 
Olive I'".. !•.., William E. E., and Theresa A. 17. 1851 ), daughter of Jacob Kine, and t 

7. Til- Sylvester (born Nov. u. have issue: 
1872) was educated in the public school 1. John Worthingto.n (bon 
Adams count) and was graduated from the 1874) 1- a merchant at East Berlin. lie 
State Normal at Millersville. He was a married Jan. 18, 1899, Lula Bushey, 
(earlier 111 the public schools for ten year-, ter of Edward A. and Hannah Bushey, ai 
during which time he studied civil engineer tl 1C y have one daughter, Fannie Marguerite 
ing, and he is now one oi the leading survey- born June 23, 1903. 
ors of Adams county. He was elected Jus- _,_ Mavii Etta (born Aug. 16, 1S7 
lire of the Peace in 1901, which office he entered the community of tl 
still holds, lie married, Sept. 22, 1898, S. Charity at Emmil 
Olive Heckcnluber, and had one son Gil ,,„,,, ;,,„] j s ,,,,, at gt. Paul's Sai l 
bert Leroy, deceased. Dallas, Texas. Her name in relit 

(VII) JOHN FROMMEYER (born Sister Appoline. 

Dec. 24, 1844), son of William II. and 3 |A( ,, r Kl ,,, ; ,„,.., March ,, , 

Theresa (Baeker) Frommcyer, is a farmer 4 £uzA a>;na bofn J;m _. . 

ai Bonneauville, Pa. lie married Feb. 14, ^ > \t _ .go. 

1871, Toana Bcrser (born Feb. ^. i8^o)> ,• ' ,s , »- 

' ' ■ ■ • ■ . 5. Cecelia Doroi 11 y, ,•. 13, 

daughter oi Lawrence and I .ydia (Martin) no, 

Berger. of Chambersbure. They have issue : . , ,, 

' . , , • 6. Simon A., bom % 

I. Sarah Ann, born Dec. _>4, \Sj\. 

,. . . ,, ,. , 7. Em ma. born .V 

J. \\ n.i.iAM Lav, i;i \. 1: 1 burn I eh. 

,c \ r . w , , ,v; - Esi liLi.E L., bon N 
2 4, i°73)i lives at Westminster. 

3. Anna Mary, born Aug. 24, il 9- '- s Mai 

4. Edward Alexander, born Oct. S, 1,i 'o- 

1876, died March 4, [883. MX) CATHARINE 

5. Ellen Mary, born April 17, [87S. (born April 7. 1S47), d. 

6. Charles' Augustus (horn April 27, 1 1, and Theresa 
1880), lives at New York, ried Feb. 9, iS6y, 

7. Lawrence Joseph, born Aug. 12, (born Oct. 8, 1848), si 

1881. line Duchscher, of ( iuci 1 ati, Ohio. He 

8. Leo Benjamin, born Aug. 25, listed Oct. (>. 1864, in C01 
[883, O. V. I., and 

( ). Mak\ Theresa, horn Sep:. 18, Franklin and Nashville. . 

1885. ston's mu rendei at 

10. Catharine Elizabeth, bom mustered out, Aug. 1, 

March <>, iSSS. Catharine (Fromnicyer) I 

II. John Henry, bom Aug. 3, 1S01. sue: 

(iVIlT) FRANK NICHOLAS FROM 1. Angelia, I 

MEYER (born March 4, 1846), son of 2. Lillian >' 



"9° 13I0GRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

married Nov. 4, 1897, Augustus P. Hoper- Hall; editor of the Priu 

kamp. years (being editor-in-chief 1 

3. Alice (born July 5, 1875) married year); on editorial staff of tbe Bn 
Oct. 17, 1900. William Placke, and the) Princeton's annual; Prin I 

have one son. William. em to Philadelphia Tin 

4. John Nicholas, born June 11, Princeton's correspondent to the New 
J 877, died Oct. J7, 1897. Tribune I'm tin Juni 

5. Edward James, born Aug, 31, Whig Hall; II ■ 
l °79- graduation; winner of Ju 

6. Lula Valentine, born Feb. 14, in Whig Hall ; catcher on Fresh 
1882. Nine: member of Varsitj 

7. Carrie Eliner Claire, bom Sept. years (only one 
21, 1S84. played so long 1 n \ 

8. Robert, born Aug. 24, 1887. South East Club Fell. 

9. Catherine, born Sept. 1. [890. Science, thereby maki 

graduate ye ir of Rtudy. 1 Jr. It. 

WILLIAM MANN IRVINE, Ph. ]>.. Ins degree, Do l 

President of the Mercersburg Academy, was Princeton in course, in 1 

born in Bedford, Pa., Oct. 13, 1865, being essay was written en "Imn 

the son ot Henry F. and Emma E. Irvine, receiving the degree In- al 

lie lived in his father's native town until he at: 

was fifteen years of aye, attending the pub there a > 

lie schools of Bedford, and betw ecu the \ eai - subjects : " 1 ', e ' 

of 1878 and [881 clerking in the store ^i erature," inch 

John ('. Wright & Brother. In the fall of and Defoe; a 

1881 he entered the Phillips Academy, at School of ' hy," inc 

Exeter, N. 11. At Exeter he made an en- Berkeley and Hume. Dn 

viable record in scholarship and athletics, six summers Dr. Irvii • 

rowing in his class crew, playing on the i" the Rev. Willard Pars.. 
Academy loot-hall team, serving one term ' the New 

as president of the Academy Y. M. C. A., Dr. Irvine \ 

and standing in scholarship fourth in a class ment, also received an i 

of sc\ enty-five b >ys. a perman 

In September, 1874, Dr. Irvine entered 
Princeton University as a member of the In Septemlicr, 58 

class of 1888. During his college course. Ins the.'' 

by faithful and persistent energy, Hi. lr Sen"... 

vine kept his name mi the honoi roll ol his fello\vshi| 

class, and received many honors IK- ac twelve din" 

complished more work outside ol the regular them hoi 

curriculum than any other man in his class, have known . Irvine intii 

The following is a list of part of lii< honors: that he u 

President i'\ class in Freshman year; win time, however, he ;.:>.: 

ncr of medal for Freshman oratory in \\ liig cours 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

with tint idea in mind when he entered dency in 1893, Dr. Irvine changed tl 

Exeter at the age of fifteen. At Lancaster, of the institution, making it a prepan 

Dr Irvine, by reason of his discipline at school tor boys after the type of the 

Princeton, was able to help arrange in a New England Academies. The wise 

number of ways the undergraduate activi- the policy was seen very soon; seventy-ei 

ties, especially those thai related to the ath- boys were enrolled during the first year 

letic, literary and musical life of the stu- the school closed il 

dents. At the time of his graduation, in a few hundred dollars to its credit a 

the summer of (892, Dr. Irvine was about running expenses. There were four I 

to accept a call to become pastor of a small ers in the Faculty, and all the 

church in the State of Delaware. 1 1 i is school was done in one bui 

many friends in the Lancaster institutions The total receipt- that year from all ■ 

prevailed upon him to accept a position in wen- less than $10,000; in 1904 the rec 

the Faculty of the Franklin and Marshall were $125,000. The growth of the 

College, saying that it was often more difn* speaks for itself; it is really Dr. I 

cult to find teachers for the college than it monument. 

is to get pastors for the Church. Dr. Irvine In the year 1903-04 

remained at Franklin and Marshall College twenty-one States wei I; there ' 

one year, teaching in the departments of twenty-one men in the Facult; 

English, Political Science, Logic and Gym- ings were in use ; improvements to the 

nasties. In April, 1893, the Potomac Synod of $130,000 had be inclui 

of the Reformed Church invited Dr. Irvine of the most beautifi 

to become president of Mercersburg College, ica; boys had been pre. i ■ 

at Mercersburg, Pa., to succeed, the Pew different colleges and ; 

George VV. Aughinbaugh, who had just re- the Board of Regents 

signed the presidency on .account of ad- number from nine I 

vanced years. After mature deliberation land had been added I 

Dr. [rvine resigned his position at Lancaster, several thousands of 

and accepted the position at Mercersburg, to endowment funds; t': 

thereby entering upon the greatest work of g; nizatioi 

his life. broadened in every y 

Ever since the year 1835, there has been the future of the Mercer: 

an educational institution at .Mercersburg. truly bright and promising. P: . Irvii 

Marshall College, which did splendid work, refused many offers 

left Mercersburg in 1853, The I A feeling thai the build 

eal Seminary remained, and in 1865 Mer- his life's work. 
cersburg College was organized under the On Jinn Dr. Irviiu 

leadership of Rev. T. G. Apple, D. D, 1 iter Miss Camille Hart, tl 

the celebrated educator, Rev. L. K. lligbee, Hart, of Winchester. Va. Mrs. p 

D. D., became its president and did excellent the cents >i the s 

work. Unfortunately the College hail no By her until (act. and 

endowment, and in 1880 closed its doors on she has added greath in the .. 

account of debt. On coming to the Prcsi efficiency i»l llic Academy. 



192 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN C< 

• G1LLAN FAMILY. JAMES GIL- 4. Samuel Holmes ( IX). 

LAN (born in Ireland in 1767 died Jan. 5. Sarah Ann (died N 

26, 1854), the ancestor of the numerous married March 12, 1 . 

Gillan families of Franklin county, cmi- (born April 18, 1824), a i 1 

grated to Pennsylvania in the closing year- ville; they had issue: Samuel <"... J. h 

of the eighteenth century and settled near Sarah |.. Mar,- E., Mar 

St. Thomas. Eie married (first) Jam- Rush, Man 

who dud in 1809, and was buried in the 6. Martha married Col. Willi; 

Roman Catholic graveyard in Chambers- Dixon. [Dixon Family 

burg. They had issue: 7. Elizabeth, born in 18. 

1. Mary, born in 1798, died unmarried married in 1866. 

March 20, 1886. 8. Mary is unmarried. 

13. William (II). 9. James, born in 1836 

3. James (died in 1868) went South, (III) JOHN GILLAN 
not returning until early in the Civil war. 1807 — died Feb. 1 

Be married Miss Sturgis; they had two and Jane (Rush) Gillan, as a fan 

children: James Sturgis, controller of San St. Thomas township. He 1 

Francisco, and Amelia, who married Mr. 1833. Margaret Walter (bor 

Taylor. — died March 26, i860), <}.>■■ 

4. John (III). and Margaret ill. 

5. Elizabeth married June 16, 1829. maternal side Mrs 

Jacob Mish. from Yost Harbaugh, ihc ai 

Mr. Gillan married (second) June 18, Dr. Henry Harbaugh. Job 

1814, Margarcl Reed (born Oct. 1 1, 178S - Gillan had. issue: 

died Dee. 6, 1854) ; they had issue: I. James B. (1 

1. TliOMAS (IV). March 30, 1883) was 

2. Charles (V). served as a membei 

3. Matthew (VI). also as school director in Ch: 
.). David (VII). married Martha L. ( 

5. Sarah. Walter, who di 

0. Rebecca married William !■'. Mc- nie, who marrici 

Dowell. [McDowell Family]. unmarried and li\ 

7. Margaret. and \. " .. married 

(II) WILLIAM GILLAN (born in Ixiugli. 

i 7 i )7 — died in February, 1867), son of _•. Margaret I 

James and Jane (Rush) Gillan, was a farmer married Joseph Keller: the) 

in Let'terkcnny township, lie married Sarah Bertha married Dan 

Dyarman (born in 1796 died in 1868); married Chi 
they had issue: . 3. Mary Jane (Umi Nov. 16, 

1 William (died in April, 18S4) mar- married Jacob C. Holler, now of To] 

ried Martha Fetter ; they had issue : oncson. Kans. ; lhc\ I ' 

Ira. Charles, Edward, 1 

2. John (VIII). . Ella (married David Krii 

3. Jane, born in 1824, died in 1826. Jennie and 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

4. Susan, born July 28, 1838, died un- married Sophia Kccfer (born Apr- 
married Nov. 10, 1903. 1849), daughter of I saai and Nancy 1 

5. John Walter (bom Aug. 22, ron) Kcefcr; they had issue: 
1X40) keeps the toll-gate on the Gettysburg Jessie N.. Thomas 11.. Mary H0I1 
turnpike, near Chambersburg; he is an active Elizabeth, Lulu Comfort and S 
Prohibitionist. Me served as a private in 2. James Rush (born Nov. 3. 1 
Company II, [26th I'. V. [., during the Civil died Dec. 26, 1903), an agricultur 
war, and was engaged in the battles (if ment dealer at Chaml marrie< 
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville — the Lucretia McGarvey, dan 

only two battles in which that regiment took Anna Maria (Allsep) McGarvey. 
part, lie married Maria Reamer, daughter 3. John Alexander (born '. 

(if William F. and Sarah Ann (Kinneard) 1852) lives at Plattsburg. Mo. lie 1 

Reamer; they had issue: Charles, William Mary Jane Patton (born Jan. 1. 

I-"., John, Laura, Sarah (married William June 24, t88o), daughter of Jan 

Rosenberry) and Beulah. Mary (McCoy) Patton. 

6. Sarah E. (born June 16, 1842) 4. Mary Jane, Ijohi Nov. 3, 1854 
married Daniel 1). Detrich, living at June- Aug. 29, 1856. 

lion City, Kans. ; they had issue : John',:] 5. Thomas Holm 

Ian, Walter i'., Bertha (married James Lai- 1858) lives at South Auburn, Neb 

vin) and Florence (married Fred Arkell). 6. G Elmer (born in i 

7. Julia Ann, born May 11, 1844 — in Oklal 

died April 30, 1862. (V) CHARLES CI LLAN l 

X. Harriet R. (horn Sept. 24, 1846) 8, 1810 — died March 24, 1 

married Henry R. Clippinger; they had James and Margaret ( Rt< 

issue: Walter Lilian. Smith E., Arthur R., fanner all hi- life and kept the ' 

Charles 1'".. and Florence D. Hotel, near St. Thomas, 1 rm 

(;. Martha, horn Aug. 16, 1848, died owned 320 acres of !, 

March 26, 1850. the he-; farmer in ' nntv. He 

10. William Rush (X). extensive stock raiser am 

11. Arabella (horn April 14, 1852— of horses at the time 1 
died Sept. 6, 1903) married William II. tier; postmaster at Ml. Lai 
no issue. married Jane Smith Mel 

12. Melinda C, was born March iS. 4, 1 S 1 " lied Jul 
1854. James and Man, 1', , 

(IV) THOMAS GILLAN (born Nov. the) had issue: 
13, 1815 died Nov. 24, 1874), son of 1. M \i;\ L. married 

James and Mar-. net (Reed) Lilian, was a Dowcll [McDowell Family]. 
farmer in St. Thomas township. He married 2. James D, 

Sept. 15, 1846, \nnahclla Johnston McD->\\ 3 William M. i 

ell (born March 25, 181S die.', S ,;: -7. w.: 

1871), daughter "\ William S. and Man larv. He ma 

(1m win) .\hd X,w ell: they had issue: 

1. William Erwin (born Nov o. , White) Gillan: l 

1847) lived at South \uhmn. Neb, lie I.. Charlt 



194 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COl 

Leona, Rose White, Mary Belle, and Julia 5. Belle murric.I Dr. Hou 

Pomeroy (deceased). at Shippensburg. 

4. Sarah J. 6. Marinda Pome oy married 

5. Margaret C. married Benjamin F. Elliott, of Harrisburg. 

Huber. [Huber Family]. (IX) SAMUEL HOLMES GILI 

6. Robert McDowell married Fanny (born April 23, 1S31 — 

Sellers. son of William an.: 1 Dyarmai 

(VI) MATTHEW GILLAN (born Ian, married Feb. 13, 1 
July 6, 1821— died Sept. _>w, 1862), son of Sherman (b >rn Jan. 24, 
James and Margaret (Reed) Gillan, was a Salisburg and Rebecca (1 
saddler at Chambersburg; he was a director they had : 

of the poor, 1857-59, and a member of the 1. William Si 

Chambersburg town council in i860. He 1861) married Dec. ; 

married Catharine Comfort Stouffer (bom _>. Emma Jani 

March 6, 1835— died Feb. 20, 1874); they 3. Ida Blanche ' '.-. 5. il 

had issue: married Jan. 13, 1886. I 

I. Emma married G. W. Patton, " 4. Charles Dix 

of James; they went to Dakota. 1866) married Jan. 20. 

(VII) DAVID GILLAN (born Sept. daughter ol 

28, 1823 — died April i.|. [900), son of Gerbig. (Gerb 

James and Margaret (Reed) Gillan, was all 5. Samuel !I" : m 

his life a farmer in Peters township. He was 

a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church. 6. Sarah Rebec 

He was a successful business man. Start- 14. [870. 

in^- with nothing, he accumulated a large 7. 1 1 arey 

fortune and owned four large tracts of land. 1871) mai 

Ue married Feb. 14, [856, Sarah Belle Wise bert. 

(died Dec. 19, 1903). daughter of John 8. W'ari 

Wise; they had issue: 1876, died Feb. 18, 1877 

). John Wise (XII). (X 1 Wll 1.1AM RL': 

Marg \ki 1 died m infancy. ( b ■ 

3. Rebecca Jane married Robert S. son of J 

McDowell. [McDowell Family], was educated in the ; 

(VIII) JOHN GILLAN, son of Wil- worked on the farm unti 
Ham and Sarah (Dyarman) Gillan, w; ; a years old. 1 

farmer, lie married Elizabeth I. White, Letterkenm 

daughter of John and Elizabeth (Pomcroy) .m advanced - 

White ; they had issue : al'iei v 

1. Sarah Jam: married William M. including 

Gillan (V ). for two 1 s. In ilu 

Mary married Jacob W. Mish. he entered Merc< - 

3. John T. is living at Hagerstown. sion of 1871 72, an 

4. E] l.-Aiu 111 married Sellers Coble. came !■- 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

the grocery trade until 1875. lie was clerk 1. Arthur VV. (born Dec. 24. 1 

of the courts of Franklin county, 1875 79, was edu itcd in the publii 

being elected as a Democrat, lie had pre- Chambersburg Academy. H< 

viously served as school director and was ated al Franklin and Marshall Col 

clerk of the Chambersburg town council in 1896. After leaving college I 

1879-80. He was attorney to the hoard of with his father, and was admitted 

county commissioners, 1882-85, and at the Franklin County Bar Dec. 5, 1898. lie ij 

same time school director of the Third ward practicing his profession in Cliambe' 

of Chambersburg. lie was a member of as a member of the firm '•;' r.jllan & C 

the Pennsylvania Legislature [891-92, and He is a member of George Wash:., 

he was again nominated by his party in 1900, Lodge, F. & A. M., of the Knight 

in the hope that his popularity would give Pythias and the Royal Arcanum. 

■the county a Democratic member of the secretai) of the Grecncastle, Mercer: 

House of Representatives at Harrisburg. & Waynesboro Turnpike Roa 

While he was clerk of the courts lie studied In politics he and Chairn 

'Jaw in the office of Stenger & McKnight, and of the 1 >em » ratic Count) Committee. 

was admitted to the Franklin County Bar 2. Mabel married Seward B 

Sept. 1, 1879. He has since been con- Waverly, N. Y. : they have one d. 

tinuously in the practice of his prof< ion, Ruth. 

and is a successful and prosperous lawyer. 3. Ruth. 

In politii > he is a Democrat and an active 4. Abigail. 

party worker. He is a member of Zion's (XI) JAMES DUXLAP CI 

Reformed Church of Chambersburg, and (born .at Mt. Parnell, in 1 i 

takes an active part in promoting the in- son of Charles and Jane S. (M 

teres! of hi-, denomination, lie is president Ian. was educated in the pub! 

of the Board of Regents of Mercersburg Col- worked on his father's farm until 

lege, and he is also president of the Re- twenty years old. lie the 

funned Church Publication Board, lie is keeper and gaugcr in the L'nil 

one of the most active among the business lernal Revenue service, in wl 

men of the county and is a self made man. eight years, lie clerk< I in lh« 

[Ic is president of the Chambersburg, Green- brother, William M., al Si 

castle & Waynesboro Electric Railway Com- three years; in iSSj he ; 

pany; president of the Mutual Loan & Sav- er*s store and has been ii 

ings Association, of Chambersburg. and vice- ness ever since, lie was ap| 

president of the National Bank of Chambers- master at St Thomas by Pn 

burg, fie is a member of George \\ . hing- Kinley. He is a member of the Ki 

ton Lodge, No. 143. F. & A. M., of Cham- the Golden Eagle. He married 1 

bersburg, and a j,j<\ degree Mason, being 1S79, Charlotte Johnston (died J 

a member of the Harrisburg Consistory. He 18S5), daughter ^i Robert and M 

is also a member of the Royal Arcanum and (Stoops) ; they had 

the Elks. Mr. Gillan married in Eebruary. 1. R 

1874, Luc) M. Winger, daughter of Ji -'. Charles Fran klin. 

and Esther (Buckwalter) Winger, of Clay- 3. Wiixiam McDowell. 

lick, Montgomery township ; the) ha\e issue: 4. Mabei Catharine. 



i</) BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

5. JAMKS. 1. PETER. 

6. ' Garnet Garfield. _>. Ephrai.m, twin to Pcier. 
(XII) JOHN WISE GILLAN (horn 3. Jacob. 

in Peters township, Jan. <), 1859), son of j. David (JIIj 

David and Sarah B. (Wise) Gillan, was 5. Adam. 

educated in the puhlic schools of Peters 6. Susanna married Wil 

township and ai the Mercershurg College 7. Elizabeth marrici 

under the presidency of Dr. Highhee. After 8. Julia married Samuel 

leaving college lie returned to the farm and (111) DAVID MIXIC1 

has since heen a farmer on the Gillan home Company F, 2071! '. V. 1.. 111 

stead in Peters township. He is a member of dei Capl 

the Presbyterian Church. He married Feb. out his term of enlistment. B) ti 

21, [884, Carrie C. Cromer, daughter of was a coachmaker. He married ■ 

George and Rebecca (Smith) Cromer; they .)■ Golden, and they had i 

had issue: l. Annie married John A. Wasli 

1. Daisy R. and they had Albert. Roj ('.. Annie, 1 

2. Carrie B. Paul, Newton and John. 

Daniel 1'. married | I 

WILLIAM L MINICK. The Bar of Gephart, and (second) Kate 1. Go 

Franklin county, Pa., is well represented, • 1| "l was the fatli 
not only among its old attorneys, hut also 3- William L., the 

among those who bring to their practice the sketch 1 1\ 1. 
enthusiasm of youth and the methods in- 4- David X. 

culcated in the law schools of today. Among linger, 
those who come within this class is William 5- M *RV C. marrii 

L. Minick, born Jan. 31, [865, at Orrstown, and had David. 
Pa., a son of David and Catharine (Gold 1 "• Bertha J. 1 

Minick. I he matci nal grand 

(1) JOHN MINICK, the paternal was a native of Cumb 

greal grandfather, was a resident of Cum- English exti 

berland county, having come from Lancas- loilows: 
ter county. '• John. 

(ID PETER MINICK, the grand- -■ Wh.ijam. 

father, was born in Cumberland county, ,v Samv 

but later came to Franklin county. His -|- Catiiari: 

family was as follows: (IV) WIL1 I AM L. MINI 

). Samuel was a minister, and moved subject propel ot this skctcli, 

to Indiana. publ 

2. Barbara married John Jones. "Id, when 

3. foiiN, who was a tanner, moved to consecutive winl 
Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania. when he w.i- . 

4. Mary married John Fish row, and deputy registci >>f will; 
moved to Indiana. served lor live montl 

Peter Minick married again and had: ^i i8«j 



BIOGRAPHICAL AXXAI.S OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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months, until Dec. 3 1 si of the same year. Mr. Minick is ;i incinbcr of the 

Once more he was appointed to the same Arcanum, the Knights of Malta ; 

position, this time by Robert S. Smiley, and F. & A. M. Both he and his wile a 

assumed his duties Jan. i, 1891, serving sistent members of the Lutheran 

until January, 1894. At that time he was and are highly esteemed in tli 

appointed deputy register and recordei by future before Mr. Minick is a brigl 

Joseph II. Ledy, and began his duties Jan. and his constituents are proud of 1. 

I, [894, serving until Aug. j, 1894. At and the influence he exerts in the party. 
thai Lime lie entered into the wholesale fruit 

and produce business with his brother David PLATT FAMILY. X< 

N. and Robert S. Smiley, under the linn Platts of the United State- are d( 

name cf W. L. Minick & Co., and thus con- from Richard J'latt. who came with 

tinned until June 22, 1896. On March 10, Ins wife, from Herti 

1896, he was nominated for the office of clerk landed at New Haven, Conn., in 

of the county courts by the Republican party, acquired eighty-four acres of lane 

and was elected by a majority of 2,319. Jn is now the best part of the "Eln 

June, 1899, he was renominated and elected h was on the south side of Ch. 

by a majority of J-57'j, and served until near College street, in what w 

Jan. 5, 1903. On Dee. 6, 1902, he was ad- the "Hertfordshire cjuarter." He ren 

milted to the Bar, having been studying the in New Haven on'. time, I 

law for some time. Mr. Minick was one of of sixty-six members of a church 

the promoters and directors of the Cumber- tion formed for tl e 

land Valley Telephone & Telegraph Com- Aug. 22, 1639. His n 

pany, and continued one of its directors until of tree planters in Mil for 

it was merged into the United Telepb ne he was chosen a deacon of Mill 

Company. He was also one of the pr lers in \t-'"i. Deacon Piatt died in 

■of the Chambersburg, Greencaslle «.\: wife, Mary, in January, 1671 

Waynesboro Street Railway Company, and Mary Piatt had live 

was manager of said street railwa) company lipenelus, Josiah and 

<luring its construction, and is still one of its daughters, Mary, Sarah 

directors, He is now president of the United States Sena 

Waynesboro Electric Light & Power Com- Co nt, traced his .. 

pany, and president of the Waynesburg, but it is not so easj to I 

Greencastle and Mercersburg Turnpike Road U. S. Senator Thomas v.'. Piatt. 

Company, and a director ^\ the Chambers York, had.- to the Mill 

burg Trust Company. Zephcmiah Plan, the font 

l )u Sept. ;. 1885, Mr. Minick married X. Y.. came iron; . ami Or. ' 

Jemne S. Blair, daughter of William H. I. Plait, of Chaml)cr.shurg. Pa., 

Blair, of Orrslown. Three children have been from Jo? 
born to them: tin JOS1 \il PI \ IT (I 

1, Krna Vircinma. ford, No\ . 1645). son of iH 

Wn 1 1 am 1 icon. lied 1 )ec .'. ' •■ 1. v 1 h, 

\. Blair. Thomas Canlield. They had 



jy8 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Josiah, John, Richard and Joseph, and four 4. Susan \V. married 

daughters, Sarah, Mary, Hannah and Smith. 

Abigail. 5. Henry X. 

(III) RICHARD PLATT (born 6. Jonah C. 

1682), son of (11) Josiah. married Nov. 7. Georce F. (VIII). 

7, 1706, Esther, daughter of Samuel Buck- S. Abraham Clark. 

ingham. They had two sons, Richard and 9, Leanora S. married 

Samuel, and three daughters, Esther, \nn (lark. 

and Mary. (VIII) GEORCE FISK I 

(IV) RICHARD PLATT (born Feb., (bom at Milford, Conn., ' 

j 7 1 5 — died May 3, 1756), son of (HI) son of Newton and Anna (l 

Richard, married March 1. 1737, Mehetable, was educated in the 

daughter of Ebenezer Fisk. They had one native town, and studied lent ti at New 

son, Richard, and one daughter, Mehetable. Haven. His professional ed 

(V) RICHARD PLATT (horn obtained in the Medical De] 
March 30, 1742), son of (IV) Richard, College, and at the Penns; 
married Sarah, daughter of Caleb Camp. Dental Surgery, Phi 

They had two sons, Richard and Fisk. Jacob L. Sucssen tt, ■:' Chaml 

(VI) FISK PLATT (horn in 176S— !'■ ; '- ■' ' 

died in 1847), Sl M1 nt ' (V) Richard, was a He was graduated at the 

farmer, lie married Aug. 8, 1/9-2. Sarah, in i860, al lh< I 

daughter of Jonah and Phcbe Newton, ceiving his degre< he was 

Sarah Xewton was descended from Rev. to Chambersburg I 

Thomas I looker, the founder of tin Hart Sucsserott's dent ' ■ 

ford (Conn. ) 1 !oli my, who is creditc '. by in tl 

John Fiske with being the author of the terruption for two ; 

first written constitution that created a gov- year of the Civil war '• 

eminent, and marks the beginning of the urgi 

Republican system in America. Fisk and repel an activi 

Sarah (Xewton) Piatt had three sons, New- enlisted in Con 

Ion, Richard and Jonah, and four daughters, 1.26th Regiment, P. V.. 

Sarah, Catharine, Snsan and Phcbe Maria, was made 

(VII) NEWTON PLATT (born in and was witl 
1792 died 1863), son "\ Fisk and Sarah bnttli 
(Xewton) Piatt, was a farmer. He was a IK -. 
member of the Congregational Church at .-\. 1863, ai 
Milford. He married Oct. 18, 18.21. Anna, until it was 
daughter of \hraham and Meln '■' (Peck) May, pari 
Clark. They had issue: Chn 

1. Sarah X.. married Enoch Clark, of (he month in 

.'. Am i.i.\ C, man led John L, men I c\ ' " 

Merwin. villc he served 

3. Charlotte \. married David N. \fici ' 

Clark. PI; tt 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



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sumed the practice of his profession, in 
which he has since continued, always with 
marked success. His skill is unquestioned, 
hut lie attributes his prosperity as much to 
close application and honesty and fairne 
in all his dealings. 

As a young man Dr. Piatt was a mem- 
ber of the First Congregational Church at 
Milford, hut after coming to Chamhcrshiu g 
he united with the Falling Spring Presby- 
terian Church, of which he has been a ruling 
elder since i86j, and was superintendent of 
the Sunday-school for twenty-eight years, 
1868-96. He is a member of the Children's 
Aid Society of Franklin County, and a di- 
rector and vice-president. He has not sought 
political preferment, hut was for four terms 
a member of the Chamber sburg school 
board. For many years he has been a 
trustee of the Chambcrsburg Academy, and 
is now president of the Board. For five 
years he was director of the National Bank 
of Chambcrsburg, and he is the president c\ 
the Mechanics' Building and Loan Associa- 
tion. He is a member of Housum Post, No. 
309, G. A. R., and was chosen commander 
of the post in [887. In politics he has been 
a lifelong Republican. 

Dr. Piatt married, in 1863, Mary M. 
Montague, daughter of Obed and Mary 
(Newell) Montague, of South Hartley, 
Mass., anil they had issue : 

1. EnwiN Montague was educated at 
the Chambcrsburg \cadcmy. M'tcr leaving 
school he was clerk in the Cressler drug 
store; he was graduated at the Colli 
Pharmacy, Philadelphia, .otA has a drug 
store in West Philadelphia, lie married 
.Annie ( ictz, of York, 1 'ennsylvania. 

GliOKOK lisi; was educated at the 
Chambcrsburg Academy. He was a clerk 
in the drug steie of \Y. I\ Finnc) ; was 
graduated at the College of Pharmacy, 
Philadelphia; and is now engaged in a. drug 



store in New York City. He married 
Rittcr, of New Haven, Conn 
and they have issue: Eleanore, G< 
ton and Wallace Rittcr. 

3. Clare ni e N ewton was cdn 

the Chambcrsburg Academy; he has been 

employed with the llarrisburg J',. 

ill.- Harrisburg National Bank, and i< 

with the Central Iron and S'.. 

1 larrisburg. 

4. Mary Newell, who , 
home, was educated in the ]■ 

bersburg and Wilson College. In 
pol cs our subject is a lifel 

MICHAEL FAMILY. 1!. 
MICHAEL, founder of the faniil; 

ica, was horn \". .v. 14, • 
Frank fort-on-the-Main, Germany, '.•• Amer- 
ica when a. in. After 
the Mew Land he >e'uk 
1 >aupl in Co., Pa., where I 
dry goods business. He r 
Catherine Belt:', of B 
i , [769 riiej i' le tl 
I 'a., he becoming one 
the place, and tl 
while his wife died 1 >ct. 1 
were members of the R [ 
The children born 1 1 I hem were: 

1. Elizab 

2. John. 1 mi July 3, 179S. 

3. J \cob, bom Marc! ~ 

4. Anna Ma \, horn Jan 

5. Wit LIAM, ' Tn Jan. 21 

6. Sis vnn/ ' »i u Jan. 10, 

7. Hen 

8. Cmarli 

i in CHARLES MICH 
of the best kn< . 

his death. Feb 

he rcc« • 



200 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN G 

was graduated from the Washington Mali- HEGE FAMILY. J! 

c;il College of Baltimore in 1832. I Ic then 1 b irn in Schauffhausen, m 

came to Grccncastle where he located. In Switzerland — died in Lam 

addition to his other advantagi hi had the emigrated to Pennsylvania froi 

privilege <.<i reading medicine with Dr. mi the ship "Jann 

James Henry Miller, professor of the col 1 rocket. Masi 

lege where he took his degree. Upon set Sept. 27, 17-7. Ai 

tling in Grcencaslle he commem ed hi prai '■'■ s; 11 e ' ip was I 

tice which lasted for a period of ihirtj I man. He settled near Manh 

years, and brought him much honor, n erly cal icklesl >wn, ii 

friends and success in a financial way. Be- ship. Lam my, where 

ing a man of liberal mind, devoted to his a farm. Hi was buried "ii 

profession and a close student, he became left a number of da 

very .skillful, and was a recognized authority John ill). 

throughout the county. .Not onh wen Dr. ill) JOHN HEGE I 

Michael's patients to be found among the land — died in Pet 

rich ami powerful, as his services were ju>t Hegc, the emigrant, came t" Pel 

as willingly extended to tho e wl - had 110th with his parents, and ren 

ing to give in return. Jn political mailers ter 1 ■> Franklin cou 

he wa-. a strong Democrat, but was n ii 

man to seek office, the cares of I i 1 i betli Peah 1 n 

absorbing his time and energy. 1. Anna 111 

Dr. Michael married Miss Sidney M. Lebanon 
Wilhelm, daughter of Henry and Elizal 2. John (III). 

(Carpenter) Wilhelm, born in Grcem 3. Christian (IV). 

Feb. 14, 1814, and she died \"ov. 14. 1 4. J.\Con i\'». 

For seventy-two years she was a memb 

the Lutheran Church of Greci lie, and 1S47) removed to Lai 

a con tant attendant upon it- service The married 1 

children born to Dr. and Mrs. Michael Acr< ; Nancy, wl 

1. Ann I '.u/Ai'.r.Ti; 1 

\V. Collier, deceased, of the : tales married Join: Fox: 1-1-. 

Marine Corps, who was in the service foi Lewis Ho 

thirty years, but was retired in November, Abraham Fox; 

1889. at the age of fifty-nine yean He was Shofe: .1 
a native of Ellicott City, Md.. mil tin 
of John and Margaretta i Mid lharine. wl 

Fraternally he was a mcnil the 

Ma: ic order. They had i: \ S. lived in Dai 

and 1 lelcn M. 7- El 

_'. J li i.iN Jom riiiM married Sni\ 1 
Strickler [see Strickler family] and 1 
had issue: Lillian Mac, Joseph Si 

Charles Michael. Frv, 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

i. Elizabeth married Mr. Easton. married Lucinda H. , 

2. Makia married Solomon Shuck, and Dec. 2, 1818, died Jul) 
they had issue: John, Mary, Jacoh and II.. born April 20. 1820, ma 
Catharine. Shcrar; Nancy, !>■ >i: 1 Api 

3. Anna married Peter Snider and they John R. Bash; Eliza, i 

had issue-: Mary, who married Samuel married William M. Sheaver; Pete 

George; Elizabeth, who married John bom May 22, 1827, marrici 

Swartz; George, who married Nancy Tan- F. killer, and (second) I 

ner ; Henry, who married Catharine Holm; latin; Martha, born Api 

Nancy, who married John E. Wingerd; and Theodore \ . Horton; Cai 

Christiana, who married Jacob Keller. 6, 1832; Solomon, born March 

4. Esther. died Nov. 15, 1834; and Jcre 

5. John. July 10. 1836. mar; 

6. Pei er. C. Arnistn nig. 

(IV) CHRISTIAN HEGE (born in 3. Barbara, burn Aug. 25. 1; 

Rapho township, Lancaster county, in 1751 in infancy. 
— died May 13. 1815), son of John and ] 4- Catharine (1 

abeth (Pealman) Hege, settled near Marion, died July 29, 1820 

in Guilford township, and was a prosperous ner, and they had issue: I!-, 
farmer and distiller. He married (first) 5. Martha (horn Apri 

Maria Stouffer (died June. 1784), and had married Philip Ti I 

issue : they had issue : ' 

1. Anna married |nlm Snively [Snive- zci ; Su 

|y Family], * married Robert Mcllvany; 

2. John (VI). Thomas Bovcy; Elizabei 

3. |acob (VII). Walter; Rebecca marrit 

4. Christian (VIII). bert; Anna Malii la 1 

Mr. Hege married (second) Maria and John H. married Anna Wnl 
Shank (died. Kwg. 12, 1S1S), and the) ' 6. Pi n R (born > 

is.-ue : in Fairfield on 1 

1. 11: nry (born May 23, 1 791 

July 16, 1820) married Sarah Zcnt, and born Jan. 12, 1S25. 11 

they had issue: Mary (born May 8, 1816I Lou 

married John Xetzley ; Susanna (horn X" ington Burgctt; Cathai 

vember 2. 1S17— died March 20. 1840) 1828. man:, 

married John Ott; and Nancy (l>orn Jan. l)orn April 10, 1S3 

23, 1820, died Sept. 30, 1843) married len ; Belinda Elizabeth. 1 

Charles Davine. married James M. M cvi, l> 

2. F.i 1- \1a.n1 (born June 23, 1 79 I :S, bom Mai 
married Samuel Zcnt. and went to Massil lian. horn I p:\Vill 
Ion, Ohio. They had issue: John, born 25, 1843; David 

June 13, 1813, married Jemima Master; \ug. 19. 1 84(1 ; and M 

Susan, born March 9, 1815, married Jere- 1. i{ 

miali Kridcr; Jacoh, horn Feb. 25, 1817. 7. Mm-' 



202 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO 

--dice] March 7, 1856) married Daniel of Jacob and Fanny (Gii Lesli 

Tritle, of Waynesboro, and they bad issue: and they bad 
Maria married Samuel B. Snivcly; and 1. Mary (born March 2; 

Franklin ('. married Caroline Falkner. ried Jan. 27, 1825, Christian Lesher; 

(V) JACOB HEGE, son of John and i 

Elizabeth (Pcalman) [lege, lived in Leb- _>. Jacob (burn Feb. 2; 

anon county. He married (fust) Elizabeth Sept. 4. 1869) married March 20, 

Rife, and they had issue: Mary Swartz (lv.rn Dec. 16, 1816- 

1. Henry. June 24, 1^97), ami had issue: Elizabeth, 

2. Elizabeth married Abraham Hun- born April 19. 1835, marric 

seeker (IX). Israel Keif and had Rebecca - l>orn Jan. 11 

Mr. Hege married (second) Barbara 1857) and Jacob (born l - ■ 

Kauffman, and they had issue: Mary, born June 5, 1837, mar' 

1. John married (first) Maria Grabill, 1856, ( Michael II. M 

and (second) a Grubcr. (born July 27, 1857) and i 

2. Molly married Jacob Gontz. Feb. 5, (859): Martha, horn Mai 

3. Jacob married Nancy Grabill. 1839, married Oct 14, - 

4. Barbara married Isaac Hofferd, a man; Anna, born May 25, 1842: lien j 
Mennonite bishop in Indiana. born Jan. 29, 1844 : 

5. Catharine married Jacob Gontz. 1845; Rebecca, born April n, •■ 

6. Nancy married Jacob Yotty. Henry, born Dec. 19 

7. Mary married Mr. huh,-. 3. Christian, i rn Oct. 4. 

(VI) JOHN HEGE (born Feb. 14. Jan. 24, 18, 

1778— died Dec. 5, 1857), son of Christian 4. Henry (XIII). 

and Maria (StoufTer) Hege, lived in Peters 5. Martha (born Dec. 1;. - 

township, and was a farmer, lie married ,-ied. }\-\, j, if 

Feb, i.|. 1809, Maria Lesher (born April 1S01 1. and bad is i\e } 

!/• 1773 — died July 14, 1835), daughter of 1,- ;; . died April 13. 18, 

Jacob and Fanny (Gingerich) Lesher. They <,. Fann'i 

had issue : ried. Nov. 10. 1833. 

1 . II i \'ky 1 .. ( \ ). 27, 1810). and : Mai 

.'. Jacob (XI). Sep;. 10. 1834. mai 

3. Christian, born Jan. 22, 1814, died Jacob, bon 

Jul) 23, 1843. Foreman; David 

4. M u;\ married fohn Hawk (XII) Mary, born Ma\ 10. i v ' 

5. Elizabeth married Rev. Benjamin tianl'«car:M 
Leshei [Lesher Families]. married (first) 

(VII) I VCOB lll-'.(.l'' (born M n I. and marrii 
1780), sun of (. "In isi i;tn and Maria (Stouf- Mrs 

lei ) Hege, was a farmer near Marion, lie Susan, b •;n ]\w.c 1 ;. 

was installed a miuistei <'i the Mennonite Ma\ 19. 1845 ' am. U 

Church, March 17. 1832. He married 1S47. 

March 26, 1805, Martha Lesher (1 7. Ji n April 2 

22, [77S — died June 19, iS,i 1. daughter 17, 1S1R. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN C< MY. 

8. Peter, born Jan. 27, 1820, died \*o\ - I >b and Eliz 
22, ]8jj. ricd Abraham Hun 

9. Michael (born July 23, 1823 -died farmer of Lei 
July -\ 1896) married Nov. 20. 1845, ^ c issue: 

becca Weaver (bom Jan. 19, 1825), da 1. John (born A1 

ler of Jacob and Mary (Diller) Weaver. July 2, '.892) was 

They had issue: Jacob W., born Aug. 1, ite Churcl 

1847, died (lei. 5, [849; Maria, born May in 1812— died Mai 

4, 1851, and Martha, bom Oct. 10. LS58. Catharine; Abraham, whr 

(VIII) CHRISTIAN HEGE (born I lizab tl : Jacob; I.; 

Feb. 24, 178. |), son of Christian and Maria 1897; 

(Stouffer) Hege, lived in Fulton county, I Leah. 

ami was a farmer and distiller; he also 2. Jacob died 111 

owned a number of fine team- that were very 1879 
profitable before the era of railroads. He 3. Abraham went 

married Elizabeth Bohn, and they 1km! ried 

issue : and Join 

1. Elizabeth married (first) Henry (X) HENRY LESHF 
Washabaugh; (second) David Butterbaugh. July 12, iS 

2. Christian (died in 1865) was a Jol 
farmer in Fulton county, lie married I 

abeth McGlaughlin, and they had issue: uabli farms He .• ■ 

Mary man led Samuel Washabaugh; S 

Ann married Nicholas Stralcy; 1."'" 817). daugl 

mai 1 ied I )a\ ill Straley ; Nancy married Sam Lam 

uel Soard; Henry W. (born 1833), ■ 1. John < ", . 1! 

served in Company E, 40th P. V, 1.. 1864- ried Eli 

65, married Elizabeth Cooper, and had Ru- M. and 

anna (who died young), David, Jol ingl I Mary! 

George W. 1 who died in 1SS8 I and ' >. Mari 

Amelia : I )anie1 ; Joseph married El 1 ied S 1 

Miller ; John * died unmarried ) ; and l 

lian married Kate Hastcy. ,; Sam i G (XIV). 

3. Valentink married Elizabeth lit- 1 D.\: •■ XV ' 

ten." 5. IIin 

4. M \kv ( P01 ly) marri* ' Ste 

vens. 181 i 

5. Nancy married Jacob Bittncr. and M 1 ) He 
(1. l'r 1 1 r married Racl ' I >Id lie 

y. (' \ ru \ki\ r married \h ... 
baugh. 

8. Martha married John Stcngcr (Dill 

«) John married Eli iMb Glen i. J \ro W 

(TX) ELIZ \BET11 HEGE, daugl 2. < XV1IT1 



204 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

(XII) MARY HEGE (born March 7. Fannie mar™ 

17. 1817 — died April, 1877), daughter of Thomas township. 
John and Maria (Lesher) Hege, married (XIII) HENRY HEGE 

Jan. 17, 1843, J onn Hawk (horn near 17. 1811— died in 1881 

Myerstown, Feb. 6, 1S11 — died Sept. 20, Martha (Lesher) 

1903), son of Jacob and Elizabeth I W'al- Guilford townshi 

horn) Hawk, by whom he was brought to 1831. Margaret Bitw 

Franklin county when only four years old. They had issue: 
Jan .I] I lawk (died Dec. 3, 187C) and Eliza- J. Henry H 

beth Walborn (died in 1857), his wife, were married .May jj. 185 

both natives of Lebanon counts. Ik- was a (horn Feb. 25, 

farmer and removed to Franklin county in W.. born March .;. 1857 — 

1815. They had seven children : Mary, who 1857; and Willi 
died unman ied; John; Catharine, who mar- 2. Mary, bom Aug. 5, : 

ried John Miller; Elizabeth, who married 3, 1844. 

Samuel Sellers; William, who married FJiz- 3. Jacob B. (I rn Aug. 4. 1! 

abeth Miller; Jacob, who was killed in \ T ew May 7. 190 1 wa 

Orleans in 1861 ; and Margaret, who died Western .Maryland 

unman ied. John, the eldest son. was a sons; Harry C. ai 
farmer in Peters township, owning 460 ^. Martha (1 

acres of land, and he led an active life and ried Nov. 18, 1858, Andrew A. 1 

was a highly respected citizen. In politics Feb. 7. 

he was a Republican, ami although never 5. Christian ]'.. (XX). 

seeking political preferment he was a si 6. Euzabetu 

director of Peters township for a numbci of married ham. 
terms, and he also served as township audi- 7. Susan 

tor. lie was a member ni the Reformed John G. Miller. 
Church. John and Mary (Hege) Hawk 8. John B. (X 

had issue : u Fri t>] ri< k. Ij 

1. Elizabeth, born Oct. 21, 1843. died l( '- ^ AR 

Oct. 19, 1S52. died in 1S59. 

Sarah, horn June 24, 1846, died II. S\M 

Nov. 18, 1852. 

3. John Hege (born Sept. 23, 1S48), railroad. Wa-' 
a fanner, has served a-- a school directoi . (XI V) ! 

as an elder of the Reformed Church, lie Peters township, ncn 

married Oct. 17. 187(1. Ida Belle Brewer, 1S45), son 

daughter of Daniel Brewer, and they hail two (Gsell) Hege. 
daughters ; IV . ie \ iola and M innic '■ 

.j. A daughter, horn Inly 2S, 1S50 

in infancj . sell 

5. Aaron (XIX s ). 

(>. Anna Maria, horn April 14, 1856, the * 

died ( Vt 1 }. 1S5O. w ith whi< 'u he 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN i 

five years, lit- was the census enumerator gain over hi- party vote. With 

for Peters township in 1891, and is now ;> is a member of the Lutheran Ch 

school director for the borough of Mercer married Mary Fram 

burg, being elected as a Republican in 1903. John Gscll, of r.eai 

He lias been active and influential in pai '■ Bessie Mav. 

work, and is regarded as a safe and con • 2. Caurie M. 

live counselor. With his wife he is a mem- 3. Mr.:.; L. 

ber of the Back Creek congregation of the 4. J 

German Baptist Church. Mr. Hegc mar- 5. Frank Bushey. 

ricd Oct. 26, 1N71. Sarah Kinsey Geib (born 6. Rl'tii I 

April .|, 1 S 5 1 ) ; daughter of Jacob and Fan 7. S - 

nie (Kinsey) Geib. They had one child. (XVI) HENRY G. HEGE 

born March 19, 1875, who died in infancy; Peters township Oct. 15, ■• 

and they have an adopted daughter, Vera Henry L. and 

]•'., whom they look when she was only educated i 

eleven months old, and who is now an ac \cademy in Lanca I 

complished young lady. Chambersburg Academy. After 

(XV) DANIEL HEGE (born in school In gcd in th< 

Peters township, near Williamson, Nov. 5, ness for twel e y< 

1847), son of Henry L. and Elizabeth attention to farming 

(Gsell) Hege, was educated in the public 18S5 he wei into tl 

schools in Peters township, at the Lititz Williamson. He ai 

Academy in Lancaster county, and at the hers o\ the Trinit; 

Chambersburg Academy. After leaving Lcmaster. Fratcn 

school he returned to the farm in Peters ship in Mars! No. 233, 1. 

township, on which he was reared, and he F.. Mercersburg, wlii 

has since been engaged in farming with the 1897. lie married, 

exception of a few years. In 1SS5 he rented l\inse\ G 

the "Antrim Hotel" in Greencastle from Mr. (Kinsey) Geib. and the_\ 
Gaff, and conducted it for two yens. M< 1. G Mvki 

then bought the property, our square north -'. Oka May, 

of the hotel, where the Lutheran p 1 11 > 1S91. 

now is, where he lived eight years. P AVIh JACOB W. Ill 

ally removed to the farm on which, he now Peters township. 1' 

resides, near Rockdale, in St. Thomas town- Jacob an 
ship, This farm, which contains forty thrct 

acres, was know 11 for more than a century as I itit \> . ■' 

the old Slouffcr homestead, Before going com;'' 

to Greencastle he served three terms .1- a old Ilegelv 

school director in Peters township, and was 11 irried in 

a Republican candidate h munis- dan 

sioner in 1881 . \i that time the >■ 

was strongly Democratic, and he was dc Ida; 

fealed hv only i.| votes, which was a large to F 



.2<>(, BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

ihad born to their union one daughter, Mabel; vice president of the church 

.they are now living on the farm of his an active and efficient officer, lie i 

father, county commissioner Daniel \V. able, consistent and coi i I 

•Greenawalt, located in Peters township. the church, and is an earn 

in 1881 Jacob VV. Hege, with a number ential and zealous Sund 

• of others, organized a creamery association (XVIII) GEORGE H 

in Williamson, and through the united ef- Peters township, April 30, 1S49 — 

forts of all concerned it became a prosperous 29, 1904), son of Jac 

association, this being the first creamery in 1 Weaver) Hege, was ed . the pub 

Franklin county, Pa. He filled the office of li< scl Is of 1 '■ 

■ director, and part of the time- was secretar) reared on the old Hege h He v. .- 

.of the association, [n the year 1896 he with ordained May 18, 1889, 1a Bis 

• others organized ;, (. .'1 t-opei ,ili\ e I'lV.'uiin;, Gonl .•-..- jp 
Association in Williamson, known as the map. Baptist Church, and 
Williamson Farmers Co-operative Creamery in ministerial work ever 
Association; at this time he was elected a two years as a deacon bef 
director, and also treasurer of the same, to the ministr\ 

which positions he now very ably and accep- church from 1SS0. He was 

laid \ fills in the association. At present superintendent of the fii 

this association is in a prosperous and sue- established by his •' 

'Cessful condition. During the year 1894, in township. He married N 571, Fai 

company with three others. Mr. Hege or- nie Etter, tlauj 

ganized a stone crusher company, which is (Kuntz) Liter, ai ' I 
now activel) engaged in such enterprise. In 1. Clara Eli; 

1902 the Citizens' National Bank of Green 2. William Milti 

castle was organized, and at that time he ' daughter of Ja 

was elected one of its directors; one year 3. Mar 

afterward it became necessary for a vice a. II 

president to be elected, and h< was chosen, (,X1X) AARON I1AV 

and is now serving in this institution, which Peters townsh 

is in a highly flourishing (■•Mid;;: and Mary (Hege) !'. 

In August, 1892, Mr. Hege was 01 the old Haw 

• dained by Bishop J. X. Brubaker, oi Ml. lives, and was < 
Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., to th f min He is now set 
ister of the Mcnnonite Church, and was director of Petei 
engaged in active service in the ministry fathci and gran 
until September, 1902, when, through diffi- (he Reformed 
culties, he severed his connection with the •;. is- 

church. After due and proper consideration Conrad and M 

he and his wife united wi ' ke's Evan- they have 

gclical Lutheran (."lunch, of Williamson, ried Ju 

Pa., "ii Pec. 18, 1904. He now fills the 

office of elder in this church, to which posi- 1 -. 1904). David \ . } 

tiou he was elected Feb. 26, 1905, He is Paul H. m-Ci [i 




6. A\ A'.-f-y- 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. . - 

(XX) CHRISTIAN BITNER HEGE worker, but has steered clear of 

(born July 17, 1841), son of Henry and tics. He is a directoi in tin 

Margaret (Bitner) Hege, is a prominent Insurance Company, of Cui 

farmer of Guilford township. He was cdu- Franklin counties, and is presi* 

cated in the public schools, and is a man of Maplewo >d Cemetery Associatioi 

unusual intelligence. As a practical and a member of the Lutheran Church ai 

progressive farmer he lias few equals. He con in the church at Marion. Mr. 1 

became the owner of a fine farm on the married, Jan. 8, 1862, Ann 

Chambersburg & Greencastle Road, north daughter of Samuel and Catharin 

of Marion, known as the old Grossman farm. man. .Mrs. Hege's father, S 

When this farm had been in his po ion n . was a son of J 

only three years, he grew twelve hundred came to Guilford township froi 

bushels of wheat and sixty tons of haj on a count) The) wen 

cultivated plat of ninety-five acres. This and leading citizens. 

large yield was due to the first-class care of lar» 

tin- soil anl his systematic farming. While Susan, who married John 

on the farm lie at one lime had the finest low prominent st 

dairy lard of Jersey cows in Franklin nois; Samuel, of Iowa ; John, a « 

count)', and also hue hogs and poultry, fessor in Illinois; Jeremi; 

From 1865 until the spring of 870 he was Iowa; Daniel, a physic 

engaged in general merchandising in Mar- who married John 

ion, but closed out and returned to farming, beth, who married Frank Miller, 

lie has represented Franklin count) on the and Alfred, of Iowa. Christian 1 

State Hoard of Agriculture since 1S95, and Annie Hege have 
he is no U serving his fourth term of three 1. Alice K., married J. 

years. When he first became a membci of of Fayetleville, 

the Hoard he had difficulty in securing money ter and Vera. 
em nigh ti 1 meet the expenses 1 if the ass, icia- 2 1 d\\ \rd B. marri< 1 

tion in the county, hut h\ good management ' castle, .ir 

he has secured for it a large membership Irene, 1" abeth, 
with a surplus of $1.50 in the treasury. At 3. Sami 

first little interest was manifested in the and is manager • f 

work, hut under his leadership agriculture ance compan; 
in Franklin county has greatly impt >ved. 

He has also been largely instrumental in im havi 
proving and increasing the fruit growin 4. Gi<.\cEmai 

dustries >■( the county. In May. 1903, he bcrsburg, md the) 
was appointed by the United Stale G (XXI) JOHN BITNER 

incut, as weather observer of the Mcteoi March 13. 1 S.j 7 > . sou of IK 

logical Bureau for Marion and Franklin gnrcl (II 

county. In politics he is .1 Rcpublii in, and old Hcge 

has served on the election board ^\ his dis educated in tit 

trict in Guilford township for many wars, township. He worl 

lie has always been an active Republican until lie w.o twent) e. wl 1 



208 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

went lo Chambersburg and took a position owner of 130 acres of land. Dv h 

as clerk in a store. After a brief experience winch was dated Marcli i_». 1791, 

in this business, he took a course of instruc- his wife Catharine Elizabeth, one hundred 

tion al the County Normal School to pre- pounds, Pennsylvania currency. I*> 

pare for teaching, and then began his long goods that she brought to him when thev 

and successful career as a teacher in Guil- were married. Joseph and Catharine Eliza- 

ford township. He gave twenty-live years Ijeth Foltz had issue: 
of his life to his profession, and for ten 1. Francis, whi se descendants live in 

years he was principal of the graded school Heidelberg township, Lebanon county. 
at Marion, and for many years he was one 2. FREDERICK (IIj. 

of the leaders and active workers in the 3. MaRGARET. 

Teachers Institute of Franklin county. He 4. Maria died unmarried, in 182 1. 
is well known all over the county as a writer c. Catharine. 

on local subjects, lie became a regular 6. Elizabeth. 

correspondent of Public Opinion'm 1885, One of the daughters of Joseph Foltz 

and still continues to serve that journal, lie married fohn Kcrper. 

has aiso edited and published a work known 1 II 1 FRE1 lERICK FOLTZ 1 lorn near 
as "Marion and its Environments." He has Schafferstown, Lebanon county — died in De- 
preserved all his writings in carefully pre- cember, [822). son of Joseph an.; 
pared and indexed scrap hooks, and they rine Elizabeth Foltz. removed to Franklin 
will prove a rich mine for the future histo- county about 1700. and settled on a farm 
rian for the period they cover. In politics near LTpper Strasburg, at the foot of the 
he is a lifelong Republican. He lias North Mountain. He was a man of pleasant 
served as a member of the Republican manners, a good farmer and prudent in busi- 
county committee, and has frequently served ness. Mr. Foltz married in ijSo. Marv 

on the election hoard of his district. Mr. Eve u — ( born in 1703 — died March 28, 

liege married Nov. 25, 1875, Rebecca Fred- 1840). They had 

crick, daughter of Samuel Frederick, for r. John married Miss \Icck\_ removed 

many years a miller on the East Conoco to Wayne county, Ol 

cheague, near Marion; they have no is- U e. 2. Jonathan married S:>;in Richard. 

Mrs. Heme's brother Samuel and sister Eliz- 3. FREDERICK 1 III), 

abeth live on the old Frederick homestead in 4. David (born Dec 3 - ;rricd 

Guilford township. Mr. and Mrs. Hegc are Barabara Houscr; :key had ten chi 
members of the Reformed church of Marion. 3. M.\i;\ man < ' I 

(>. Christian i IV). 
FOLTZ FAMILY. JOSEPH FOLTZ 7. Samuel (V). 
(bom in Germany— died in Heidelberg s. Joseph married a daughtei 

township, then Dauphin county, in 1701 C Dice; they had three children, 
ancestor of the Foltz family ^i Franklin 9. Euzaiietii (bom in 170; 

county, emigrated to Pennsylvania on the May 1. 1815) married J 

ship "Anderson." Cant. Hugh Campbell, farmer in Path Yal S •< buried in 

landing at Philadelphia, Aug. 26. 1751. He Flickingcr's . 
settled in Heidelberg township in wha (III) FREDERICK FOL1 

now Lebanon county, where he was the Dec. 5. 17S6 died June 14, : v , son 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



aog 



Frederick and Mary Eve Foltz, was a farmer 
near Upper Strasburg, on the farm where 
Isaac Hunsecker now lives. In politics he 
was a Democrat. He married Catharine 
Grove (born Aug. 20, 1792 — died May 9, 
1884), a sister of the late John Grove, of 
Chambersburg ; they had issue: 

1. Anna Maria, born Nov. 24, 181 1, 
died Feb. 21 , 1846. 

2. Malinda married Dec. 17, 1850, 
John S. Brake, a farmer of Letterkenny 
township; they had four children, all de- 
ceased. 

3. Joseph married Mary Zimmerman. 
and had issue: David D., who married 
Minnie Taylor, and have Forrest and Mary; 
Emma C, who married David Kohr, and 
have Nellie (married to Harry Swanger), 
Jennie, Carrie and Emma ; Ella, who married 
Willis Kohr, and have Eftie, Grace and 
Steward; and Sarah Y., who married Wil- 
liam Scitsingcr. 

4. Christian' (born Aug. 2, 1S15 — 
died Sept. 6, 1891) was a noted hunter. 

5. William, deceased. 

6. John, deceased. 

7. Frank, living in California. 

(IV) CHRISTIAN FOLTZ (born 
May 12, 1790 — died Sept. 15, 1802), son of 
Frederick and Mary Eve Foltz, lived '>n his 
father's farm, near Upper Strasburg, [816- 
21; on the Philip Felty farm. [821-22; on 
the Judge Eaton farm, seven miles west of 
Chambersburg, 1822-27; on the Adam 
Stenger farm, near Upper Strasburg, 1827- 
30; on the Wolgomote farm, which he 
owned. 1830-35; on the Hetrich farm, two 
miles from Strasburg, 1835-37; in the Col- 
lege building, Mercersburg, where he was 
steward of Marshall College, [837-40; in 
the Carson house, Mercersburg, [840-41 : in 
the McFerren tavern, afterward McAfee's, 
[841-44; at the "Whur House," Parnell's 
Knob, [844-45 ; on tM0 Whitmer farm, 1845- 



47; and on the Claylick Hall farm and 
tavern stand, 1847-51. His last years were 
spent in St. Thomas. He was a Lul 
and his wife a member of the Reformed 
Church. Mr. Foltz married (first 1. Jan. 17. 
1816, Hannah Keefer (born Aug. 15. 1796 
— died Feb. 3, 1851), daughter of Chri 
and Elizabeth (Sells; Keefer; they had 
issue : 

I. Infant son died Dec. 8, 1816. 
Infant daughter (twin of preo 
died Dec. II, 1816. 

3. Barnet (VI). 

4. George W. i VII). 

5. Elizabeth married Rev. I. S. 
Weisz (VIII). 

6. Mary Ann I b irn N. ; . 
married Rudolphus Palsgi 

a shoemaker and farmer. They had twelve 
children. The aged widow lives 
her son George VV. I 
town. 

7. Hannah Jane (born Oct. 1 

— died Jan. 24. 1901) married May 12. 

1845, John William Lescher 

Northampton county, May 23, 

Jan. 27. 1875). who began his cl -- 

studies in 1838. under the Rev. Dr. Y 

vier. and entered the The. ' 

at Mercersburg in [841. He « 1 

to preach by the Eastern IV 

Classis oi the Reformed Church in 

His first field of labor was at Wilkes 

as a missionary, and he was ch 

intendent <-i the public schools of Ln 

county in 185.1. He afterward :.-.. 

private school at Easton for a mi 

years, and subsequently served 

tions at Bloomsburg, Selinsgi 

I. \ ken's Valley, his minis) 

period ^i thirty years. Rev. John V 

Hannah Jane (Foltz) Lescher had 

Eleanor, Theodore, <k rgc C, 

e, William. Clara. Edmund anil N 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



8. Christian C. (horn Nov. 2, 1826 — 
died Nov. 17, 1902) was a coachmaker by 
trade, and was a member of the coach-mak- 
ing firm of Peiffer & Foltz, 1S60-64. Early 
in the Civil war he performed important 
duties as a scout, and was Captain of a 
Cavalry Company of forty-seven men en- 
listed in the service of 1862. Later he was 
a constable and detective in Chambersburg, 
and was deputy sheriff, 1871-75. Me mar- 
ried Elmira Betz ; they had issue: Jennie, 
who married Charles B. Smiley, and have 
one daughter, Helen; and II. Clay, of Ven- 
tura, California. 

9. Daniel (IX). 

10. Frederick P. (X). 

11. Cyrus (XI). 

12. Rkuixca Licixda (horn Jan. 27. 
1835) married Cyrus Smith, sen of William 
and Eliza (Gclwicks) Smith. He served in 
Company B, 1st Maryland Volunteers, in 
the Civil war. They had issue: Calvin 
(born in Maryland), now living in Kansas. 

13. Moses A. (XII). 

14. Martin Luther (XIII ). 

Mr. Foltz married (second) Catharine 
Brindlc, daughter of Michael and Catharine 
(Redsecker) Palmer, and widow of I > ; 
Brindle. 

(V) SAMUEL FOLTZ (born Feb. 
17, 1S02 — died May 28, 1884) was a farmer 
at Shreve, Wayne Co., Ohio. He married 
Dec. 18, 1821, Elizabeth Keefcr (bom Sept. 
27, 1803 — died Feb. 9, 1883), daughter of 
Christian and Mary (Poorman) Keefcr; 
they had issue : 

1. George Augustus, bom May 23, 
1823, died Sept. 15. 183 1 

2. Benjamin Franklin, horn May 4, 
1825. 

3. Frederick Philip, born Sept. 17. 

1827, died Sept. 15, 1S20. 

4. Mary Eve (J'" 1 ' 11 Feb. 15, 1829 
married Thomas Woodland Lee; ihcy had 



issue: Mary Eve, Emma Jane. 
Ella Iris, Grant and Earl. 
• 5. Julia Ann (born Eeb. 2O. 183 1) 
married (first), Robert M 
issue: William Allen, Samuel, J 
man, Robert Hartman, Robert V. 
Annie and Rosanna. She married 
William Calver. 

6. Samuel (b>rn Oct. 3. 1833 — died 
in 1870) was a farmer at L< He 
married (first) Mary Adair; they had 
Lewis, Frank. ( !ei Tge ." 

Charles. Simon, Henry and 
married (second) Sarah Fikly. 

7. Jeremi Ml Wi SI 
1836 — died Feb. 19, li 
Shreve, Ohio. He m n i< I M . 
and they had issue: Dai 
Ella, Addie and Harry. 

8. Elizabeth Jam 
1838, died ( )ct. 17. 1843. 

9. William Henry (bom Mai 
1 84 ' I is a fanner at K< ' 

Co., Iowa. 1 le married I . 
they had issue : I la, I 
Ernest. 

10. David Elmi 

1S42 ) is a lumber de iler I 

I le married (first) Si , 

Pomer 

h.ul issue: Estl 

I lelen. 1 le ln.r I 

Ellen J( 

issue. Ethel Kieffer and D 

1 1. Zeimianiah Km 
1844. died Sept. 9, l - 

12. Jami s Ki vs, 1> >rn Oct - . 
died Oct 29, 18 

13. M VKI II \. I 

Aug. 15, is. 

(VI) BAR NET F( 
23, 1N1S die I May . 
tian and 1 I.uuuh ^ K> 
ing the greater ;> 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 2II 

agricultural implements. In 1844-48, he Jan. 23, 1897), daughter of Jacob and Susan 

sold the once famous "Cap Plows" for the (Hollinger) Bonbrake ; they had issue : 
Scylars at Cove Cap, now Foltz. In 1852 ' 1. Augustus Christian i born Sept. 

he made his third trip to Ohio and entered 3, 1847) wa s educated in the public > 

.Ihe employ of the Whiteley company at of Waynesboro, and afterward I 

Springfield. Later he became the general three years. In 187.2 he entered the employ 

agent of Warder & Co., manufacturers of of the Pennsylvania Railroad as brakeman; 

sthe Champion harvesting machinery, with in 1876, he was promoted to the position of 

whom he was engaged for many years. His tram agent on a passenger train ; and in 1 S.-J 

affable manners ami superior business tact he l>ecame express messenger to the 

.made him a valuable man to the company. Express Company. In 1886 he was ap- 

]lc married Oct. 22, 1857, Sophia Shindle pointed agent for the company a: 

(born Sept. 1830— died Feb. 14. 1899), burg, but resigned in 1896. I: 

•daughter of George C. ami Ann M. is a Republican. In 1896 lie was appointed 

(Albright) Shindle, of Lancaster county, by the Governor to fill the unexpin 

They had issue: of hj s father-in-law. Alderman Kinneard, 

1. Warder, born Feb. 18, 1859. died for the Third Ward of Harrisburg. ; 
July 24, 1859. 1898, was appointed Deputy Collect 

2. Edward B. (born July 25. i860), tenia! Revenue under Collector Hei 
-.manager of the Grand Opera House, Spring- lie married (first), Jan. 5, 1871, Em 1 
field, Ohio. Claudine Hut/ (born N 

3. Oscar C, born Sept. 22, 1862, is a Jan. 6, 1S72), daughter of Hin 
■machinist. Anna B. (Grove) Hut/, of Chamb 

4. DELLA SHINDLE, born Sep:. 13. they had one daughter: Emma Cla 
1864, died May 24, 1807. Hutz, born Jan. 3. 1872, died N 

5. Stella L. (bom Oct. .7. 1868) He married (second), Mary Eli: 
married Claude Flick. ncard. daughter of John I >. :.:..: & 

(VII) GEORGE W. FOLTZ (born (Brown) Kinneard; they have issue 

May 2. 1819 — died March 4. 1875), son of Kinneard, born Nov. 1 1. i8Sj 

'Christian and Hannah (Kecfer) Foltz, bom Jan. 1, 1889, and I 

learned the trade of a carpenter at .Viewers- March 11. 189; , 
burg, and afterward became a contracl I J. GEORGE Bar NET (XIV) 

and bridge builder. The first budge built 3. Daniel Frederick (bom - 

by him (Colonel Stewart, contractor) was 1851 — died Oct. 11. 1880) was 

Ihe wooden structure that crosses Licking -age master on the X rtl 

•creek at Claylick Hall. It was opened with Railroad. 

a monster Whig Meeting in the Taylor cam- 4. Hannah Susan, bom Aug 

paign of 184S. In 1800. he bought the 1853. died Oct. 20. i86t. 

Messersmith farm south ^^ Chambersburg, 5. John D.win (bom fuly 1. 1855 - 

where he lived until his death. In politics died Jan. 29, 1S84) was a clerk ii 

he was a Republican, He was a member of National Bank of WaynesI 

the Lutheran Church, but his wife was a Gei for the Adams Express Company. 

man Baptist. lie married Jan. 26, [847 6. CYRUS MoSES (bom Ocl iS 

Anna Bonbrake (bom July 17. 1822 — died — died Hoc. 20. 1888) learned the ti 



BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



a printer with the Public Opinion, Chambers- 
burg. 

7. Alvin Maktix (bom Oct. 16, 
1859) entered the employ of the Geiscr .Man- 
ufacturing- Company at Waynesboro as a 
youth, and is a stockholder in the company. 
He married Nov. 18, 1890, Mrs. Georgiana 
B. Smith, daughter of George J. and Catha- 
rine S. (Funk) Balsley. 

8. William Jacob (horn Nov. 19, 
1861 ) is employed at the Geiser works, 
Waynesboro ; he served in the Waynesboro 
town council and is frequently a delegate 
to Republican County Conventions. 1 le mar- 
ried Dec. 24, 1805, Edith Cassat Hudson 
(born Dec. 24, 1870), daughter of George 
'J', and Mary Jane (Ely) Hudson, and they 
have one son, Frederick. 

('VIII) ELIZABETH SELLS F< >I.TZ 
(born April 12, 1821 — died June 25. 1869), 
daughter of Christian and Hannah 1 Keefer 1 
Foltz, married June 4, 1S43. Israel Shuman 
Weisz (horn in Ohio), a descendant of the 
Rev. G. M. Weisz, the pioneer Reformed 
minister in Pennsylvania, who came to 
America in 1727. He is a son oi the Rev. 
George and Katie (Shuman) Weisz, and 
was graduated at the Reformed Theologi 
cal Seminary at Mercorshurg, in 1842, and 
spent his life in the ministry oi the Re- 
formed Church. He served congregations 
at Clear Spring, Md., 1843-46; Newville. 
Pa., 1846-50; New Lancaster. Ohio, 1850- 
59; Hublersburg, Pa., 1859-62; Mifllintown, 
Pa., 1862-66; Williamsport, Pa., 1866-69; 
Centerville, Upper Mt. Bethel Charge, 1868- 
72; ami York, Pa., 1872-92. He was .1 
fluent speaker in English and German, an 
excellent reader and a fine pulpit orator, 
Rev. Dr. Israel S. and Elizabeth S. (Foltz) 
Weis/ had issue: 

1. John Calvin (died in York) en- 
listed Jan. _•, 1S02, in Company 11. 40th 

p. v. i. 



2. Charles William (died June 27, 
1 863 ) enlisted Aug. 2, 1862, in Company 
A, 131st P. V. I., and was mustered out 
with his company May 23, 1863. He after- 
ward enlisted in the 2nd Heavy An 

but was killed in action before Petersburg. 

3. Emma Catharine, bom March 24, 
1847. 

4. George Foltz < born July 4. 1849) 
is in the agricultural implement and insur- 
ance business at Sioux City. Iowa; he mar- 
ried Sadie A. Deckard, of Miftlinlown, 
and has issue: Charles Deckard, James 
Shuman, Horace Raymond, Harry Gra E 
George Sherman, Mary Estella, Sarah Irene. 
Josephine Vivian and .Mice Augusta (de- 
ceased i. 

5. Zacharias Ursinus (1 '■• Dec. 14, 
1850) learned the trade of a printer with 
his uncle, M. A. Foltz. in the i Public 
Opinion, Chambersburg. He is c mmonly 
known as "Doc." Weisz. He is married and 
ha^ a son. Frederick. 

6. Jane Ellen Miner (bom April 
30, 1852) married Christian Weaver, of 
Northampton county. 

7. Williamson Nevin, b rn Dec. 12. 
1854. 

8. Cyrus Kieffer, bom Nov. 18, 
1856. 

9. Elizabeth Alice Main 
Nov. 15, 1858) married, Mr. Yellis. 

10. Anna Mary, born Aug 

1 1. Israel Shuman, b >rn Oct 
1861 . 

12. Arthur Edmund, b rn June 13, 

1869, died in infancy. " 

(IX) DANIELFOLTZ 
182S), son oi Christian and Hannah 
(Keefer) Foltz, learned tl of a 

molder, and worked as a journeyman for 
a number oi \cars. In 1856, in tin 
of "Bleeding he went with a party 

oi emigrants to that newh rg . '. tcrri- 



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tory, and settled in Shawnee county. At 
the outbreak of the Civil war lie entered the 
Union army, enlisting Sept. iy, 1861, in 
Company C. 8th Kans. V. I. He served 
most of the time in the 4th Army Corp-. 
Soon after the battle of Chickamauga he re- 
ceived his first promotion, and was commis- 
sioned first lieutenant before the close of 
the war. He was in command of his com- 
pany at the last battle of Nashville, and was 
mustered out at San Antonio, Tex. It is 
said that he marched about thirteen thousand 
miles during- the war. After the war he en- 
gaged in farming near Burlingame, Kans. 
In 1893 ' ie s °' ( ' ms property and emigrated 
to Oklahoma, where he is now living. Mr. 
Foltz married Dec. 4. 1856. Mary Ellen Sey- 
lar, of Cove Gap, now Foltz; they had issue: 

1. A son, born Oct. 12, 1857. 

2. Belle (born Oct 21. 1859 — died 
July 11, 1901 ) married in l88l, Mr. Rockey, 
they have five children. 

3. Alvah, born Sept. 12. 1861. 

4. Hannah Jane (bom October, 
1863) married G. 11. Leith, Glencoe, Okla. ; 
they have five children. 

5. Daniel (born Nov. 24, 1868) mar- 
ried March 13, igoo, Mrs. Nettie Ross, of 
Jennings. Oklahoma. 

6. Edward lives at Prescott, Ari/ona. 
(N) FREDERICK P. FOLTZ (born 

Nov. 15. 1830). son of Christian and Han 
nab (Keefer) Foltz, learned the trade "\ a 
■carpenter, and worked at his trade for a few 
years. In 1857, he formed the colony that 
went from Franklin county to Kansas, but 
owing to the disturbed condition of the 
country, he returned to Chambersburg. In 
tile closing years of the Ci\ il w ar he reniov ed 
to Abingdon, Knox Co., 111., where he is a 
leading citizen and a prosperous business 
man. He has taken a conspicuous part in 
all matters pertaining to the advancement k( 
Abingdon, and was prominently concerned 



in securing the construction of what is now 
the Iowa Central Railroad, of which '. ■ 
a director; he also acted as collector tor the 
Company for some time, in which capacity 
he was very successful. He was am 
first to erect modern brick business blocks 
in the city of Abingdon, and built and owned 
the Foltz Opera House. He is the owner of 
much valuable property in the city. He was 
a pioneer in the introducing and manufacture 
of tile for drainage purposes, and was a 
member of the first manufacturing company 
formed for that purpose. He is now a -• 
holder in the Abingdon Paving Brick and 
Tile Company. Mr. Foltz is 
and has been in the business since 1865. He 
is the discoverer and manufacturer of a valu- 
able antiseptic germ-destroyer ami pain 
alleviator called "Presto" whicl 
a boon to suffering humanity. In p 
Mr. Foltz is a Republican. He has al 
ferenl times been, and is at present a mem- 
ber of the city council, and he i- high 
teemed by his fellow citizen-. Mr 
married Oct. 8. 1855. Malinda C. J - 
daughter of George and Susan B 
of Waynesboro : they have issue : 

1 . Louise Bi 1.1.. 

2. Jennie Augi sta. 

3 Gkorci Ja( obs marrie ' Lucy M. 
Givens, Ian 1. 1885. and have Frederick P . 
|r.. Merle H. and Jennie Lai 

4. Frederick Luther died April 18. 

1864. 

5. Lin Nil' M VRY. 

6. In 1 11 Man died Sept. 15. 

- Helen Dais\ was a twin to Lillic 
Max. 

(XI) CYRUS FOLTZ I b »m Jan 18. 
1833), son of Christian ami Hannah 
t Keefer) Foltz. learned th< I 
[.enter in Waynesboro, and afterward -. 
at coachmaking in Chanibcrsbnrj; 
be joined the Kansas > '■ ranklin 



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county, and shared in the rough experiences he completed his trade in 1858. He was ap- 

of the territory. He filled by appointment pointed foreman of the office three months 

responsible positions in the Southwestern before the expiration of his apprentices?! 

service during the Civil war, and by election and held this position until Apr:' . 

be was county commissioner. lie owns a he purchased the Times newspaper . 

farm near Manhattan, Kans., and has been ncrship with P. Dock Frey. The paper was- 

successful as a farmer and stockman. Mr. sold to Sellers & Kennedy during the 

Foltz married (first) Helen M. Thomas dential campaign of i860. Mr. I 

(born May 20, 1842), daughter of Chester ing as foreman of the printing orr.ee. In 

and Thursday (Stevens) Thomas; they had 1861, he became superintendent 

issue: ing office in Chambcrsburg. conducted ::i 

1. Arthur J. (born July 11, 1861) is behalf of the Reformed Publica: n 
an engineer and farmer. He married Dora and retained this position until I 
Bellony; they have issue: Nina and of Chambcrsburg in 1864, when the publica- 
Florcncc. tions of the Reformed Church were : 

2. Chester C. (born Aug. 13, 1866) to Philadelphia. In 1S63. during Lee's :::- 
is a railroad engineer in Colorado. vasion of Pennsylvania, lie was compelled to 

3. Daniel II. (born Aug. 13, 1866) do printing for the Con federat< 
is a farmer and stockman. and in 1864, he was one 1 i the ' 

4. Olive (born April 22, 1869) mar- by General McCausland for tl 

ried Orland McCormick ; they have two chil-. mand made upon the borough of Chambers- 

dren : Lenore and Helen. burg, previous to the burning 

5. Emma B. (born May 14, 1 871) mar- In the winter of [8( 1.-65, 

ried Joseph McCormick; they have issue: pressman in the AY- In the 

Lillith and Lance. spring of 1865, he formed . 

6. Helen Math, born March 12, ship with P. Dock Frcy, ei - 
1876, died in infancy. li.ii and shoe business. He retii 

Mr. Foltz married (second), Hattie E. firm a year later, and embarked 

Whitney (born April 13, 18 — ), a native of printing business in May. iS' 

Rhode Island; they have issue: I i shed a monthly advert - 

1. Mildred B., bom March 14, 18S.2. Country Merchant, iS 

2. Clarence F.., born Aug. 10,. 1884. 1869, established Public Opinion, a Repul 

3. Lester, bom July 7, 1803. lican newspaper, <n which he was 1 

4. Everett Whitney, born June 21. and proprietor for thirty years. 
1895. paper enterprise proved .1 great succ 

(XII) MOSF.S ABRAHAM FOLTZ under Mr. Foil 

(born July 2. 1837), son of Christian and became one of the leading local | 

Hannah (Reefer") Foltz, was educated in State. It was bright, newsy. outS| 

the public schools and at Wilkcsbarre Acad- politics, and enterprising in :' 

cmy. In April, 1855, he entered the office and preparation of matter inten 

of the Transcript at Chambersburg to learn readers. Its pages were es| 1 

the printing trade. In December of the same contributions relatinj 

year the paper was merged into the Rcfosi town and county. Among its 

tory, in the office of which he remained until contributors on historical sub;', 



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late Benjamin Chambers, and among the im- 
portant seric> of papers published in its 
columns were "Chambersburg in the Olden 
Time," written by Dr. William C. Lane, and 
"Reminiscences of the War," compiled by 
Jacob Hoke. Dr. Lane's articles have formed 
the basis of all subsequent researches relat- 
ing to the early history of Chambersburg. 
Mr. Hoke's reminiscences were afterward 
published in pamphlet form, and are part of 
the permanent literature of the county. The 
paper was a success from the start. It was 
a positive influence in politics, its views be- 
ing copied all over the State. The business 
and material interests of the county and 
county-seat found a warm friend in Mr. 
Foltz and his paper. Public Opinion was the 
advocate of all the important new railroad 
enterprises in the county, of the erection of 
the water works and the electric light plant 
in Chambersburg, and of the transfer of the 
Taylor works, now the Engineering Com- 
pany, and the Wolf & Haymaker establish- 
ment, now the Wolf Company, to Chambers- 
burg. Mr. Foltz tried to make his journal 
a distinctly county paper, and while Repub- 
lican in politics he never hesitated to assert 
its independence when the public welfare 
seemed to require it. He frequently repre- 
sented his party in county, district and State 
conventions, but never held public office until 
1893-94, when he was a Representative from 
the county in the Pennsylvania I egislnture. 
He was appointed postmaster at Chambers- 
burg, March r, [899, an office that he has 
filled with marked ability and discretion, and 
thai be still holds. He was one of the 
original members of the Kittochtinny Histor- 
ical Society, and as such continues active in 
promoting historical research in die county. 
He has read a number of valuable papers 
before the society, those relating to the early 
German and Scotch-Irish settlers being e- 
pccially important. All these papers have 



been printed. Upon the organization 
Historical Society he was chosen its second 
vice-president, and in 1903-04. he w 
president as the suc< essoi 
Samuel A. Martin. D. D. He is an elder in 
Zion's Reformed. Church. 

Mr. Foltz married Nov. 6, i860. Char- 
lotte Sophia Ftter (born Nov. 18, : x .- 
daughter of Samuel and Susan (Greer. 
Ktter, both members of old Chambersburg 
families: they have issue: 

I. Helen M., born Jan. 11. 1862, died 
March. 1862. 

William Ettkr 1 l»orn Nov. 1, 
1863 i was educated in the public schools and 
at Mcrcersburg College. He learne 
printing trade under his father in the 
of Public Opinion. .After com] 
apprentice-hip he served as e'erk in the 
Chambersburg post office under 
Curriden, [884-S 

offices of the ( umberland Valley K 
i8J 1 i 99. He was 

master at Chambersburg. March I, 18 
p isition that he still fills. He is 
and a member of the Kn : . 
the Heptasophs and the F.Iks. He 
sen ed as Vice • Irand Chano 
sylvania Grand Lodge. Knights 
and became Grand Gianc< 
in and drill 
Junior 1 lose ai d i nick comp . 
enabled the a mpany to win pr 
cellency in drill at a number of Si 
men's conventions He married M 
Scott, daughter W. and 

(Lemaster) Scott : they hav< 
Scott, born \ug 30. 1891. 

3. Emma Mav l horn Dec 
graduated at l of 

Wilson College in 18S5. and \\ • 
of Vhimnae, Collegv ot Music. : 
She married April I ;. 1891 . Gini '< - \\ 
Crcmer, son o\ Rev. Dr. William C. and 



2l6 lSlOGKAI'HICAI. AXXAI.S OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

C. M. (Gruel) Cremer. lie was graduated 2. Xkvin, born Oct. 14, [879. 

at Franklin and Marshall College in 1882. (XIV) GEORGE BARNET FOLTZ 

After leaving college he became local editor (born Aug. 25. 1849), 

of tlie Valley Spirit, which position he held, and Anna ( Bonbrake) Foltz, was reared 

'893-97. I'"-' afterward served on the staff the farm and followed farming 

of the Philadelphia limes, and is now man- manhood. When his lather's health bec: 

aging editor of the Record and Blue Ridge impaired he was intrusted with the care of 

Zephyr, Waynesboro. the farm near Cliamliersburg. and conduce 

4. Herbert Christian (horn Jan. 1. it with marked intelligence and skill. After 
1869) was educated in the public schools the Messersmith farm was sold, he re 

and at the Cliambersburg Academy. 1 [e was to Washington township, where he now lives. 

local editor of the Public Opinion under his In politics he is an earnest Republican, has 

father, 1886-99, an( ' under J. M. Runk, and served one term as Directs of the I' 

Runk & Hoke, [899-1903. lie is a Past has been mentioned by his party friends ;■., 

Chancellor, Kearney Lodge, K. of 1'., and a a candidate for -heritT. He marrie 

member of the Elks Lodge, No. 600. 21. 1X76, Catharine Thorn; 

5. Edward Ckeexawai. i ( horn March Oct. 19. 1854), daughter 

18, 1872) learned the trade of a painter in Margaret (Thomas) Latshaw; the) 

the Cumberland Valley Railroad shops. issue: 

(XIII) MARTIN LUTHER FOLTZ 1. Lillie Margaret, born March 13. 

(horn at Mercersburg, April 15, 1841). -.mi 1N7S. 

of Christian and Hannah (Keefer) Foltz, 2. Anna May, born V 

was one of the Franklin count)- colony that died Dec. 20, 1SS0. 
emigrated to Shawnee City, Kans., in 1S57. 3. BEVERLY AUGUSTUS, bom Jul 

He worked on a farm until the outbreak of 1882, is a graduate of Mercersburg 

the Civil war, when he enlisted in Company cmy anil in his third year at I 

I, 2d Kans. V. 1., serving until Oct. 31, College. 

1861. He again enlisted Aug. 25, 1862, and 4. Mary Elizabeth, twin to Bever 

served with the Army of the Frontier until Augustus, horn July 24. 1882. is . 

the close of the war. lie was an orderly of Shippensburg Normal S 

sergeant when mustered out. Since the war engaged as a teacher. 
he has been a successful fanner and stock 5. Emma Catharine, 

raiser, and owns several valuable stock farms 1SS7. is a student at Shiprn 

at Wakarusa, near Topeka, Kans. Mr. School. 

Foltz married Feb. 7. 1866, Rebecca Heber- 6. Georgia B 21, 1896 

ling (horn at Athens, Ohio, Aug. l8, 1842), 

daughter of Hiram 11. and Catharine SNIVELY FAMILY. JOHANN 

(Dickerson) Ileberling. Mr. Heberling JACOB SCIINEBELE 

was a member of the first Kansas Stale land in 1050 died in 1743 

Legislature. Martin 1.. and Rebecca Foltz the Snively family >^i Franklin county, was 

had issue: among the earliest emigrants 

1. Junius II. (horn Feb. 1. 1875) from the Palatinate. It is Im 

married Feb. 22, 1899, Florence Tillman settled in Lancaster county as carh 

(horn in Indiana, May 4. 1S7S). He was naturali Cil at Phil.- '■ 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



217 



14, 1720. He was a Mennonite. Of li is 
children there is knowledge of only one son. 

1. Jacob (II). 

(II) JACOB SCHNEBELE, now 
Snively (horn in Switzerland, Dec. 21, 1694 
— died Aug. 24, 1766), son of Johann Jacob 
Schnebele, came to Pennsylvania "with his 
father and settled in Lancaster county, but 
he crossed the Susquehanna and moved west- 
ward at a very early period. He was one of 
the first settlers in the Conocochcagiie valley, 
taking up a large tract of land in what is 
now Antrim township, Franklin county, east 
of Grecncastlc. It is claimed that he built 
his cabin in 1734, on the site of the stone 
mansion built by his son Andrew in 1781. 
and now owned and occupied by Adam 11 
Zargcr, Esq. The Rev. Michael Schlatter, 
the father of the Reformed Church in the 
United Stales, visited him there, in 1740. 
speaking of him as an "honest Swiss." lie 
was twice married. The name of his first 
wife has not been ascertained; by this mar- 
riage he had issue : 

1. Joux (111)., 

2. Christian (IV). ;, ' | f3 . 

3. Magdalene married Mr. French. 

4. Eve. . 

5. Anna. 

Mr. Snively married (second), April 14, 
] 73 n , Barbara Eberlei they had issue: 

1. Henry (V).J>, ' ' r J 3 '/ 

2. Fannie, bom Oct. 16, 1742. 

3. Catharine, born Oct. 28, 1744. 
•died young. 

4. Susanna, horn March 16, 1746. 

5. Josii-ii (VI). ' v.- ><i - I 

6. Andrew (VII). ,_ .}„ )q £j 

7. Elizabeth, born Feb. 21, 1754. 

8. Anna Mary, horn July 20. 1755. 
died young. 

t). MlCHAEL, horn Jan. 25, 1757, died 
unmarried. 

10. Mary, horn Nov. 2y, 1758. 



11. Catharine, born Jan. 2j. 17G0. 

12. Christiana, born Nov. 14, 1761. 

13. Jacob (VIII). 

14. Barbara, horn Nov. 22. 1765. 

(III) JOHN' SNIVELY, son of~Jacob 
Snively by his first wife, went to Frederick, 
Md., but afterward removed to the West. 
He married Louisa French; they had 

1. Michael. 

2. Jacob. 

3. Barbara 'married William Jackson. 

of Lancaster, Ohio; they had issue: J . — I 

John; Mary, who married Jose 

Nancy, who married Daniel Swayne; 
Thomas, who married Mrs. Ske!le!>crger; 
William : and Elizabeth. 

4. Margaret. 

5. John married Mary Miller; they 
had issue : Jacob, who married ,a:th K 
Joseph: Nancy, who married An. 

Henry, who married Sarah Si 
who married Mary Wolf: Daniel, who mar- 
ried Mary Ann Stent/: Christiana, who 
married Humphrey Chilcoot: Elizabeth, 
who married John Sellers; Harriet; and 
( ie irge. 

(IV) CHRISTIAN SNIVELY, son 
of Jacob Snively by his fust macriage, was 
a farmer in Antrim township. He m 

in 1762, Margaret Washabaugli (born "Dec. 
26, 1741), and they had issue: 

1. Elizabeth, l*>rn March 16,. 

2. John (IX). 

3. Fanny, born Dec. 14. 176S. 
4 1 li \k\ (born Nov. 17. 

Nov. 1, 1840) married in 1704. Man 
dalena Whitmorc (born March 25. i~ 
died July 7, 1858), and had issue: Bar- 
bara, who married Daniel Stotlei 
who married Man Si ; Joseph, wli 
unmarried, in 1827; Susan, who m 
Christian Newcomer: Peter, who ma 
M.uia Hershej : Martha, who married 
Gallev; Elizabeth, who died unman < 



2l8 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF I-'KANKLIN COUNTY. 



1827; Ann, who married (first) Daniel 
Heir, (second) James Bonsall, and (third ) 
Rev. John Winter; Margaret, who married 
Edward Heath; Sarah, who married James 
Wilson ; and Henry, who married Mary J. 
Touner. 

5. Susanna, born March 2, 1772. 

6. Catharine, horn Nov. 12, 1775. 

7. Maria, born Oct. 7, 1778. 

8. Joseph (born Jan. 7, 1781) went 
to Columbiana county, Ohio; he married 
and had two sons : John and Joseph. 

(V) HENRY SNIVELY (horn in 
1739), son of Jacob and Barbara (Eberle) 
Snively, was a farmer in Antrim township. 
He married Barbara Whitmore; they had 
issue : 

1. Peter (born March 4, 1767 — died 
Sept. 18, 1828) married Elizabeth Hollin- 
ger (born March 4, 1780 — died Sept. 16. 
1844), and had issue: Joseph; and Mary, 
who married Joseph Slrickler [Strickler 
Family]. 

2. ElJZABETH. 

3. Henry married Miss Hershey, and 
had issue: Joseph, Henry, David, Jacob, 
Samuel, Barbara and Hannah. 

4. Jacob married Miss Hoffard. 

5. Josi rii married Mary Sherman, and 
had issue: Peter, John, Jacob, Jonathan, 
Christian and 1 .cd. 

(VI) JOSEPH SNIVELY (born in 
Antrim township, Dec. 19, 174S — died Oct. 
30, 1833), son of Jacob ami Barbara 
(Eberle) Snively, was a farmer, and owned 
1,000 acres of laud south and east of Shady 
(hove. Mr. Snively married June 13, 1771, 
Magdalcna Stoner (died Oct. 25, 1795), 
and thev had issue : 

1. Barbara (born Jan. 12, 1774) mar- 
ried- Martin Baecbtel. 

2. Jacob (X). 

3. Anna (horn Jan. 22, 1 7^^ -died in 
1863) married Isaac Garber, 



4. John (XI). 

5. Jo.si.i-h (XII;. 

\\'ll) ANDREW SNIVELY 
in Antrim township, Jan. 4, 1751- 
5, 1813;, son of Jacob and Barba: 
Snively, succeeded to the old £ 
stead, and in 1 781 built the f.ne stone man- 
sion still standing. Mr. Snively m 
(first), Jan. 15, 1775. Susanna Funk 
March 17, 1754 — died July II, 1 788), and 
they had issue : 

1. Henry (born Dec. 3, 1775 ) marrie ; 
Elizabeth Snively, and had issue: 1 

who married Samuel Bacchtel; Hci r 
Pec. 15, 1805), who married Mrs. K< 
Wayland; David, who died unmarried; An- 
drew, who married Mai 
Susanna, who married Jei 
Mary, who married Samuel Zell 
who married J. H. Rouch . 
who married George H. J 

2. Catharine 
married John Bowman 

had issue: Susan (born May. iS 
in 1872) married Charles 
drew ; Nancy : Mary . . 

3. Susanna (born March 13, 
married Mr. Newman, and had 
Joseph. 

4. El IZABETll 

married Michael Stoner, and 
Susanna, who married Henn Smith; 
Joseph; Nancy; Michael: David; 
who married Dr. Robert C. Hays. 

5. Jacob ( born April 

ried Elizabeth Bench, of Bedford < 

had issue: Andrew J. (bom in iS E 
ried Julia A. Sill: Mary Ann man 
McVickci ; and ] 
Thompsi n - 

6. Nano 1 bom Marcl 
ried P.w id St ' er. and had 
Margarcl ; Sus intia ; Eli 
Henry X.. who man 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



219. 



Gordon; and David F., who married Mary 
Francis Gordon. 

7. David (born April 8, 1786— died 
unmarried) was admitted to the Franklin 
County Bar, Jan. 12, 1807. 

Mr. Snively married (second), Nov. 5, 
1789, Mary Magdalena Shenk (born May 
19, 1762 — died Oct. 20, 1830), and had 
issue : 

1. John, born Oct. 31, 1790, died in 
1811. 

2. Andkew (born June 30, J 792 — died 
Aug. 16, 1850) was a member of the Penn- 
sylvania Legislature in 1841, 1842 and 1845. 

3. Samuel, born June 12, 1794 
(XIII). 

4. Mary Magdalena (born March 7, 
1797 — died Aug. 3, 1876) married Martin 
Hoover, and had issue: Andrew S., who 
married Sarah Slanker; Daniel, who mar- 
ried Rebecca Kirk; Martin, who married 
Kate C. Craven; Joseph, who married 
Sarah Kuhn; II. Webster; and William Up- 
ton. 

5. Samuel. 

6. Daniel (XIV). 

7. Jeremiah, bom Dec. 4. 1804, died 

at birth. 

(VIII ) J A COP SX1YF.LY (bom Nov. 
14. 1763). son of Jacob and Barb; ra (Eh- 
erle) Snively, went to the western pari '^ 
the Slate of New York, where s >me of his 
descendants are still living. He married 
Eva Coleman ; they had issue : 

1 . John. 

2. Abraham. 

3. JACOB married Mary Shairhold; 
they had issue: Sarah (born Jan. 30, 1806) 
married Peter Bowman ; Daniel (horn April 
23, 1S07 died February, 1847) married 
and had James. Richard and Daniel: Eliza 
(bom July 5. J809) married Richard Col- 
lier; Susan (horn \ug. 4, )8io) in 
Daniel Williams; Martin (born Nov. 2. 



1811 — died Dec. 13, 1874) man 
M. Copeland; Abraham: James; S 
(born Oct. 30, 1814 — died April 9, ; 
married John Johnson; and Manila. 

4. Conkau. 

5. Rudolph. 

6. George. 

7. Susanna. 

8. Mary married Benjamin Bowman. 

9. Nancy married Mr. Doane. 

(IX) JOHN SNIVELY (born in An- 
trim township, Feb. j~. 1766 — died June 
30, 1844), son of Christian and Margaret 
(Washabaugh) Snively, was a farmer in 
Antrim township. He married Oct. 24. 1704. 
Anna Hege (born Dec. 16, 1775 — died Aug. 
17. 1852), daughter of Christian and 

( Stouffer) Hege ; they had 

1. Elizabeth (born Oct. 3, 1795) mar- 
ried 1 lenry Wenger. 

Christian (bom June 26, 1 
died in 1872) married Mary Myers. 

3. John (XV). 

4. Henry (born Feb. ^~. 1801 — 
died Jan. 1, 1878) married Catharine 
brake. 

5. Mary I born Aug. - 
1870) married Jacob Myers. 

6. Jacob H. iXYH. 

7. David I horn April 30, -"18 - 
in 1859) married Mary Zimmerman. 

S. Ca I'll AKIN). ibi:i A;:.. 22, 
died Jan. 8, 1862) married Christian £ 

(j. Martha (bom Jan. 28. 1813 
ried Samuel Suite. < 

10. X\\(\ (bom Aug. 12. 1815) mar- 
ried John Shelly. 

11. Fanny (bom April 24. 1818) mar- 
ried J ' Miller. 

12. Susanna (,K->rn June 4. iJ 
died Dec. 25. 1877) married Samuel 
lev. 

(X) J \C0B SNIVE1 Y (hoi 
trim township, Feb. ~ I 



220 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

and Magdalena (Stoner) Snively, was a anon; they had issue: Louisa. Jacob, Ben- 
farmer near Shady Grove. He married Eliz- jamin F., Mary, Joseph, Lncretia, Ezra and 

abeth Stoucr; they had issue: Anna. 

1. Mary married Martin Newcomer, 3. Melcmi (XVII). 

fur many years proprietor of the "Franklin 4. Catharine married William 

Hotel" in Chamhcrsburg, and a prominent vary. 

•citizen; they had issue: Eliza, who married (XII) JOSEPH SXIYKLY 

George Ashton ; Upton, a leading hotel man; Dec. 12. 17.S6 — died Aug. 22, 187: 

and Frisby S., a physician, who married Joseph and Magdalena (Si 

.Sarah Ellen Irwin. was a prominent farmer in Antrim township. 

2. Susanna married Samuel Snively where he owned 1.000 acres of land, and 
( \ 1 1 I j lived on what was known as tl 

3. Eliza married Sept. 16, 1830. Farm" near Shady Grove. He was a prac 
'George Besore (horn Dec. 21. 1799 — died cal surveyor, and was frequently enj j 
Aug. i6, icS-i ), a prominent citizen of in surveying during his entire life. In poli- 
Waynesboro; they had issue: Clara; Anna, ties he was a Whig, and he was a mem!>er 
who married Dr. Abraham 11. Strickler of the Pennsylvania Constitutioi 
[Strickler family] ; ami Alfred, who died Hon of 183S. He was a county auditor 
young. Franklin county. 1847-50, and he was 

4. Nancy married Dr. John Lambert '>' respected by his neighbors, 
(horn in 1816 — died Sept. 8. 1N7.M, a lead- served as executor in the settlement 

ing physician of Chambersburg ; they had tales. Mr. Snively married May 28, iSii. 

issue: Ann Eliza; Bruce; and Ellen, who Nancy Baechtel (died June 13. 185; 

married William Hard. had issue: .' 

5. Rebecca married John Oaks; they I. Isaac, born in 1813, died at Yale 
had issue: Orlando; Leander ; and Eliza College, July 26, 183I. 

Bell, who married Emanuel J, Bonbrake -• Mary (bom Feb. 15, 

I Boubrake Family J. Isaac Motter, of Williamsport, Md. 

6. Catharine M., married James had issue: Ann Elizabeth; Nancj 
Chariton; they had issue: Kuh.mia E., who who married P. L. Lcman : Jo? 

married J. Slyder; Rebecca C, who married Joshua; Mary Mat.' . \ ; and 

J. Little; Joseph Snively; Annie F. : George Emma Barbara. 

Besore; Newton Worth ; Alfred 11.; William 3- Benjamin (XVIII). 

Martin; and Daniel F. 4- CHRISTIANA (born Ocl 5, l8lO— 

7. Daniel died unmarried, died June 16. 1854) married Jan : v 
(XI) JOHN SNIVELY (born Dec. Dr. Robert C Hays : they had is 

S, 17S} -died Apiil 12. 1827). son of fo- Snively: Stephen Wi married La- 

seph and Magdalena (Stoner) Snively. mar- vinia Culbertson and had Lewi- Hunter: 

vied func 28, 1810, Catharine Poorman ; Nannie Elizabeth, who married 

they had issue: Stewart: Mary Frances, w 

1. Elizabeth married Adam Grittin- L. Heck: Emma Julia, who mat 
ger. of Lebanon; they had issue: Lucretia, S. Hunter: an ' 

Henry and Catharine. 5- Joseph (born Dec 12. 1821) mar- 

2. Mary married Fohn Early of Leb- ricd Margaret McCrea: they ! 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



James; Nancy Alice, who married Clayton 
Phipps; Joseph Alexander; Edward S. ; and 
Mary Elizabeth, who married Phineas E. 
Kreps. 

6. Samuel 1'.. (XIX). 

7. David, born Jan. 21, 1828, died at 
Erie in August, 1868. 

8. Nancy (born Dec. 8, 1832) married 
John Hoffman; they had issue: Arthur J. 
and Lewis. 

9. Emma Amelia (Lorn July 23, 
1840) married William A. Reid : they had 
issue: Alice I!., Joseph Snively, John Rob- 
ert and Ruth. 

(XIII) SAMUEL SNIVELY (born 
June 12, 1794 — died Dec. 1 6, l§22) , son 
of Andrew and Mary Magdalena (Shenk) 
Snively, was a prominent farmer in Antrim 
township. lie married Susanna Snively, 
daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Stoner) 
Snively; they had issue: 

1. Eliza died young. 

2. Mary Ann died young. 

3. Rebecca died young. 

4. Lemuel (XX). 

5. Jacob Samuel (born Jan. 3, 1837) 
was first lieutenant of Company D, 158th 
P. V. 1., 1862-63, and he afterward served 
in the 21st P. Y. C. He married Dec. 4. 
185c), Hannah Margaret Snyder (born Aug. 
24, 1838), daughter of Peter and Hannah 
(Cook) Snyder; they had issue: Clara IV. 
Samuel Frisby, Ernesl Sprague, Many. 
Bertha ('.. Claude Snyder and Stuart Mo, .re. 

(>. Almira (horn June o. [840) married 
Rev. J, Philip Bishop ; they had issue : Grace, 
Samuel Snively. Dwight D. Merle D. A.. 
Sensenv P.. ami Storrs Myron. 

7. William Henry thorn Feb. 5, 
1843) served in Company K, 120th P. Y. P. 
1862-63, and afterward in Company K, 21st 
P. V, C . lie married, in 1S72. Nannie X 
Gearhart; they had issue: Mais Georgette 
and Sue E. 



8. Susanna R. 

9. Ann Elizabeth (born June 1;, 
1848 — died Sept. 18, 1881) married An- 
drew Snively Stover; they had issue: Wil- 
liam and Samuel Snively. 

(XIV) DANIEL SNIVELY 
June 29, 1802 — died Oct.. 15. 187 
Andrew and Mary Magdalena I Shenk) 
Snively, removed to New Albany. Ind. He 
married Jan. 24, 1833. Mary Ann Culbert- 
son( horn Oct. 3, r8ii— died Oct. 6, 1 
and bad issue: 

1. William Andrew (born Dec. c>. 
1833 — died March 2. 1901 ) was 

at Dickinson College in 1^52. He • I 
the Methodist Episcopal ministry, 
1865 was ordained deacon and pri< 
Bishop Steven-, of the Prot( 
Church. He v. a-- assistant at S - \\ 
Church, Pittsburgh, and rector 
Church, Cincinnati; St. Pete:'- I 
bany; Grace Church, Brooklyn; and Ti 
Church, New Orleans; he was a. 
writer on church topics. He i 
Oct. 12. 1865, Ella Pirtle 
10, 18311V and had issue: Jei 
Mary. Julia, Theodore I 
Ella Rogers. 

2. Joseph Ci 1 qi k rsoN (born J 

[836 died years ago) was a ;■' 

Brooklyn, N. Y. He married 

1872, Josephine S 

1S75), ;u,( l bad one daughter, Edil 

phine. 

3. Daniel Di'ncan 
183S, died ( V: 26, 1S02. 

4. Jci i\ Fk \nces (bom V 
1840) married Oct. 21. 1862, V 
Henry Lewis; they bad issw : P 
Mann. William Andrew. 

Julia Culbcrtson, Fr.u St 
laide 1 

5. \\ n \ M vr\ ( "n BER 
Sept 23, 1843 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Francis Colton; they had issue: Emily Mar- 
ian and Julia. 

6. John Culbertson (born Sept. 18, 
1845) married March 14, 1872, Fannie S. 
Eyster; they had issue: William Daniel 
and Julia Frances. 

7. SUMMERFIELD Emorv (born June 
10, 1848) is rector of St. Paul's Protestant 
Episcopal Church, Flatbush, L. I. He mar- 
ried Oct. 24, i8Sj, Ida Eliot Sellack. 

8. Thaddeus Alexander ( born Feb. 
1. 1 85 1 ) is rector of St. John's Protestant 
Episcopal Church, Troy, N. V. lie married 
April 25, 1878. Eliza M. Crosby; they have 
a son, Alexander Crosby. 

(XV) John Snively (born Jan. 12, 
1799 — died March 4. 1853), son of John 
and Anna (Hege) Snively, was a farmer in 
Guilford township. He married Nov. I, 
1827, Catharine Keefer (born Aug. 22, 
1S02 — died Sept. 30, 1854), daughter of 
Jacob Keefer, a farmer near Mai ion; they 
had issue : 

). DANIEL, born Nov. 27, 1828, died 
May 5, 1845. 

2. Annie (born Oct. 21, 1830 — died 
July 24, 1867) married March 5, 1858, John 
Stamy ; they had issue: Abraham A., who 
married Dec. 3, 1878. Clara Little, and had 
John Walter and Nannie Snively. 

3. Jacob, born Feb. 13. [833, died 

March 22, 1850. 

4. Jon n Keefer (NNI). 

5. Isaac Newton ( N X 1 1 ). 

6. Samuel K. (born in Guilford town 
ship, June 5, 184] ) was educated in the pub- 
lic schools and at the Chambersburg Acad- 
emy. At the beginning of the Civil war he 

•enlisted for the three mouths' service in 
Company B, 2d 1'. V. 1.. and at the expira- 
tion of the term of his enlistment he re- 
enlisied for three years in Independent Bat- 
tery H, in which he served in Kentucky and 
Tennessee, lie remained with his battery 



as a veteran until the close of the war. In- 
coming a sergeant, and being mustere 
in Texas in November, 1865. .'.iter the war 
he studied medicine with hi- brother, l)r. 
1. N. Snively. and was graduated M. 
Jefferson Medical College. . 
1869. lie began the practice of his pi 
sion at Hanover, Pa., with his bi 
A. J. Snively. but in [870 lie removed lo 
Williamsport, Md., where he has since bee-, 
in continuous practice. Dr. Snively married 
Dec. 30, 1S79, Annie P. Dellinger, of \ 
ington county, Maryland. 

7. Andrew I. i born )i:l^ 
died at Hanover, Pa.) was graduated M. 1 >. 
at Bellevue Hospital Medic:;' '.'. Y., 

in 1866, and practiced at Hanover. He 1 
ried Dec. 1. 1875, Mary Elizabeth 
March 7, 1853 1, daughter of J. W. Gitl 
Hanover; they 
John Chi, Roxie Irene and Mar; 

1 Wl ) J WO]". 11. SNIVELS 
March 25, 1806 — died May 3, 
of Ji ihn and Anna 1 1 lege 
farmer in Antrim township. IP- 
nonite, and his wife a Kef 1 
Mr. Snively married Marc'. 
rine Stouffer 1 Pun Sept. 5. li 
28, 1S01 ), daughter 1 if Ja 
(Oberholtzer) Stouffer; 

1. Anna (born April 24. 1830/1 mar- 
ried Jan. 13. IS;. 

issue: Mary Emma, Ellie Kate, ! fie Ma- 
linda, Annie Elizabeth, Frank S 
Stouffer, Isabel, Charles 1 ( 
Maria. 

2. Mary, bom Sept, 27. • 

March 2. 1844. 

3. Franki 1 v . . ,- >ra Jan 1 v 
March 7. 1844. 

4. MvKl'll \ B. 

5 . C AT H A 

6. J. Stouffer (bom Aug 14 
married Nov. 16, 1875, Mart bom 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



223 



.Sept. 11, 1S48), and had issue: Clarence Republican has filled a number of to 

E., J. Howard, Charles Robert and Frank offices. Mr. Snively married Dec. 12, 1839, 

Fllis. He married (second; Jennie Cris- Matilda Mitchell, daughter of James and 

well. Catharine (Nigh) Mitchell. Mrs. : 

7. Maria. is a descendant of the Rev. John Steel, the 

8. Benjamin F. (XXIII). famous "fighting parson" of the Conoco- 

(XVII) MELCH] SNIVELY (born cheague, who commanded a company I 

Jan. 9, 1816 — died , ), son of parishioners in the Kittanning E.\| 

John and Catharine (Poorman) Snively. of 1756. Mrs. Steel was a sister 

was a farmer in Antrim township anil a mer- mother of President Andrew Jackson, lien- 
chant at Shady drove, where he was the first jamin and Matilda (Mitchell; Snively had 
postmaster. lie married (first) Aug. 8, issue: 

1837, Elizabeth Newcomer (died Aug. 8, 1. Catharine, living near Shady 

1 861) ; they had issue: Grove. 

i. Frederick B. (born June 17. 1838 2. Isaac (died Nov. 22, 18701 - 

— died May 31, 1879) was a merchant at in Company K. 126th 1'. Y. 1.. 186: 

Shady Grove. He married, in i860, Come- 3. James Ross lives at Pittsburgh; he 

Ha Hammond, daughter of John and Eliza- married Lillian Bonbrake, daughter of 

both (O'Neal) Hammond; they had issue: Emanuel J. and P.. Belle (Oaks) B 

Edwin S. (born June 15, 1804), a member 4. BENJAMIN. 

of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1895-96; ;. Wii.i.iam Stewart. 

Jessie E.stella ; Catharine K. ; Nellie C. ; and 6. Edith Matilda married S. If. 

Frederick Bryan. Rutherford, of Paxtang. 

2. William, born Dec. 16, 1839, died 7. Mary Lundie married William T. 
young. Omwake [Omwake Family], 

3. George R. (bom Sept. 0. 1841) 8. Warren died young. 

served in the 17th P. V. C, 1862-65. He iNIX) SAMUEL P. SNIVELY 

married Feb. 5, 1867, Mary E. Kennedy, (born in Antrim township. Julv 27, 

daughter of Lazarus Kennedy: they had died Oct. 2, 1882), son of Joseph and 

issue: Minerva, Melchi Iv. Franklin 1'... John ( Baechtel ) Snively. was a farmer and lived 

Harvey, George M. and Lou Ellie. on the homestead farm of his fai 

4. Scott K. (born Sept. 8. 1X45) lives grandfather, near Shad\ Grove, tie 

in Missouri. He married Jennie Irwin ; they surveyor, doing much of that work for his 

had issue: Melchi Irwin, Edith, Scott. Hugh neighbors, and he was trusted and 1 

and Jane Gracey. as an honest, upright man. He was a mem- 

5. Virginia, born May 18. 1847. her of the Reformed Giurch, wl 
Mr. Snively married (second). June o. served as rleacon and elder for man) ; 

1863, Mrs. Catharine Boyd, daughter of Fraternally he was a charter member of 

James Kennedy. Mount Pisgah Lodge, N : :.;. F. & A M.. 

(XVIII) BENJAMIN SNIVELY of Greencastle. and took much inh 

(born in Antrim township. Mav «). 1S17L order. He married Feb 24. 1850. Muii 
sou of Joseph and Nancy 1 Baechtel) Snively.^.Tritle. daughter of Daniel and Marj 

lives on the old Snively homestead at Shady Tritle: ibev had i-sue : 

Grove. Fie is a prominent farmer and as a 1. JOSEPH P. (XXIV). 



224 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

2. Mary L. married Stephen Slike. and as a young man held different t< 

3. Emma F. married C. Kieffer Kie- offices. He and his wife an 
sacker. members of the Reformed Met 

4. Anna Baechtel. Church. Mr. Snively m; 

5. Nora Maria. 8, 1859. Urilla Barbara H 

(XX) LEMUEL SNIVELY (bom 21, 1839— died Nov. 15, 1- 
July 19, 1834), son of Samuel and Su- of William Hade, oni 
sanna (Snively) Snively, was educated in the and prosperous farmers iQ 
public schools, at the academies at Greencas- they had issue: 

tic, Mercersburg and Chambersburg and at 1. William Hade (born 1 

Dickinson College. He was for many years has been in business in Phi 

a farmer on the homestead farm belonging to last twenty years and has been ven - 

his father. His farm is part of the original) ful in all his ventures. He m 

tract taken up by Jacob Snively in 1734, and Miller, daughtei f Soloi 

lias been in the Snively family 170 years, ford township; they have is 

In politics he is a Republican, and he has .Mary. Ray and John Ru 

served three terms as township clerk and 2. Isaac Newton (XXV). 

township auditor in Antrim township. He 3. Urilla Barbara, ' Sept. 20. 

also served a term as county auditor. When [864, died Nov. 11. 1880. 

lie retired from farming he removed to Mr. Snively married 

Greencastle, where he has been a justice of 1866, Mary Jane Hade: the 

the peace for manv years. He is an active 1. ANNIE ELIZABETH I 

Republican worker. With his wife he is a [869) married Milton W. 1 

member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. berland count) : they have 01 

Snively married Dec. jo. 18(10. Anna Mary 2. John Walter. ! 

Rowe, daughter of John and Elizabeth died Jan. 10. 1872. 

(Prather) Rowe; they had issue: 3. Emma Kate 

1. John Rowe. married Mcnno Rydci 

2. Susan Almira. of Guilford township; they 

3. Belle Gilmore. Charles Franklin and Mary Pear 

4. Elizabeth Prather. 4- Charles l'w 

5. Watson. 1874. 

6. Mary Wise died Jan. 7, 1882. 5. Char Jane 

7. Samuel. '876) married Frank Etl 

(XXI) JOHN KEEFER SNIVELY township; they have is 
(horn in Guilford township. May 31, 1836), -.m Vera and I 

son of John and Catharine (Keefer) Snively, ' 6. Andrew Franklin | 

was educated in the public schools of his ford township Jan. 31. 1S7S 

native township, and had one year at Rock public schools "\ Frank' 

River Seminary, Mt. Morris. 11!. He has entered Cham 

been all his life a farmer on the old Snively was graduated will 

homestead, on which his father lived and 1899. H I medii 

died. Mr. Snively ifi one of the few who Dr. Andrew 1- - ■ 

never moved. In politics he is a Republican, Pa. He j 







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gical College of Philadelphia in 1903 with 
the degree of M. I). He then served as resi- 
dent physician at the Samaritan Hospital, 
from the time he graduated until July 1. 
1904, since when he lias been located at No. 
5308 Market street, Philadelphia, He is 
rapidly gaining a good practice. 

(XXII) ISAAC NEWTON SNIVELY 
(horn near Jackson Hall, Franklin county. 
Feb. 23, 1839), son of John and Catharine 
(Keefer) Snivelv, spent his early life on his 
father's farm, assisting with the various 
farm duties in the summer, and attending 
the public schools in the winter. At the age 
of fourteen years, being left an orphan, he 
started out in quest of employment, and en- 
tered the store of Hutz & Son, in Chambers- 
burg, as salesman with his cousin, John P, 
Keefer, who very kindly gave him access to 
his fine library. Soon the ambitious boy ac- 
cjuired a taste for reading and study that dis- 
qualified him for the duties of clerking, and 
he withdrew from his position to enter the 
Fayetteville .Academy, then under the super- 
vision of the Rev. Mr. Kennedy. From 
there he returned to Chambcrsburg and at- 
tended the classical school of the 1 
Thmnas J. Harris, now deceased, where for 
a lime he acted as an assistant. Afterward 
Dt. Snivelv took an active part in the Frank- 
lin County Teachers' Association, and was 
one of the popular teachers of the public 
schools in that vicinity. In 1 S 5 7 he was 
graduated from Duff's Commercial College 
at Pittsburgh, I 'a., and in 1S58, while teach 
ing the Mount Vernon school, near Waynes- 
boro, he commenced the Study oi medicine 
and anatomy with Dr. Benjamin Riant/. In 
1859 he became a pupil o\ the late Dr. John 
C. Richards, oi Chambersburg. and was 
graduated al Jefferson Medical College, I' 
adelphia, in 1S63. In the same \c.ir, when 
the Confederate army invaded Pennsylvania, 
the Doctor went to Hanisbursr. and after 



passing the examination before the 
Medical Board, was commis 
surgeon, his commission bearing the I 
June 20, [863. He . ; led by I >r. 

King, surgeon-general of the State, t 
at Camp Curtin, and lie became acting sur- 
geon of the 20th P. V. I.. Col. William B. 
Thomas commanding. He allowed hii 
to he mustered out with his regiment, and 
returned to Chambersburg. where -• 

ciated himself in the practice of his • 
sion with his late preceptor. Dr. J. C. I 
ards. In addition to their regular practice 
they had charge of the Town Hall h 
On Sept. 8, 1863, the surgeon general of 
Pennsylvania sent him a commiss 
ing him to the 155th P. V. I., then encamped 
at Beverly Ford, Va., Major Ev ng 
manding. Dr. Snively declined this, as well 
as a lucrative appointment on the P 
coast in a United State- marine hospital, pre- 
ferring to continue in practice with Dr 
ards. At the time of the burning of Cham- 
bersburg, July 30. 1804. Dr. Snivel) 
away, and his young wife barely 
flames of their burning ! her- 

self destitute. She c 
hand tor a week, when he was 
on duty in the Unite'. - 
Hospital at Beverly, X. ].. where he had 
charge of Wards 1 1 and 10. until about Jan. 
1, 1865, w hen ! e res g I to 5 
lame-; Bi 1 . ' 1 

had just died, and Dr. S 
city, where he has 
and lucrative practice. He was 
founders of the Franklin County Mi 
Society, and president in : v 
question of having the raili Is I tl 
of Waynesboro arose, Di 

very important part in tin 

was elected president of the Baltim 
Cumberland Valley Railroad in i v 
lion he 







































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226 BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Jn his practice Dr. Snively has been emi- ous parts of the world, 

nently successful, he having made a specialty favorably upon the conditions there. Dr. 

of surgery, and he has but few equals in Snively's efforts to call the attention 

Pennsylvania. Dr. Snively has long made eralogists and capitali I I I 

the eye a feature of his practice, and has per- tain deposits of rich ore have extended over 

formed some very delicate operations, in a period of a quarter of a century ; ai 

more cases than one being able to restore due to his geological knowledge, and 

sight alter it had been lost for several year.-, persistent exploitation of the extensi 

In addition to the part he has always taken eral wealth there, that there has been given 

in the Franklin County Medical Society, he to the scientific world the I 

is a prominent member of the American Med- as yet. only partially expl i rion. 

ical Association, and of the Pennsylvania Snively has been compelled to work utv 

State Medical Association. Dr. and Mrs. difficulties, but these have not checked 

Snively were prominent members of the enthusiasm and his belief that such a ric! 

Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a section should be devel 

stanch Republican, and fraternally he is a the cause of science. By request of a stati 

member of the 1. O. O. F. ; the G. A. R., official Dr. Snively once . ! an as 

Capt. John E. Walker Post, Xo. 2$j, of sistant to the state j 

which he has been surgeon for a number region, but he did not seem in 

of years; the Heptasophs; the Royal Area- asserted to th 

num, the Fraternal Mystic Circle; the Junior per was a mere surface sej 1 1 . and di 

Order American Mechanics, and the P. 0. not extend to any depth, and that he 

S. of A. Dr. Snively enjoys a reputation to see any evidences oi . 

that extends all over the Stale as a skilled region." Dr. Snively 1 

surgeon and able physician, lie takes great a mass of native copper which 

pleasure in the breeding of blooded cattle only four feet beneath the sui 

and horses at his beautiful country home on with the Lake Superi 

the Antietam, known by the name ^\ "An- about twenty-five poun 

tielam 1 'lace.'' afterward a shaft sunk o 

Dr. Snively's field of professional labor showed an abundance ■ 

extended into the South Mountain in Penn- the depth of one hundred an '. 

Sylvania ami Maryland. Being fond ^>i the only one year ago Mr. Zil [ 

studies of geology and mineralogy, he he- bored a hole to the ■ '. I 

came intensely interested in that volcanic feet and passed through native c ;>;>er am 

mineral helt. on the summit of South Moun- epidote over eight feel th l .' 

tain, running in a northeastern and south- two hundred and titty fee: U 

western direction, along which are extensive face. Such eminent j if. VYil- 

porphyrv beds and outcroppings of rich min- hams of the Johns Hopkins University. B 

ends, principally native copper, carrying timore. Mil., Mr Blandy, . 

more or less of the precious metals. In this vcre, ^i Boston, have pi > ced I 

region, which was very indifferently noted igneous region and l i 

l>v the state geologists, he spent much time value. Di ' has Sol< 

and money in preliminary development and mineral lands on the S 

attracted many mining engineers from vari are showing well under development 



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W. D. Flger, of New York, and still holds 1. Robert, deceased, 

large interests which he proposes to develop 2. Fkkdkkick II. 
in the near future. 3- Helen. 

Dr. Snively married Dec. 24, 1863, (XXIV; JOSEPH L. SNIVELY 

Alice B. Barr (died July 21, 1902), daugh- (horn in Antrim township, April, 1851), 

ter of Abraham Barr, Esq., of near Waynes- son of Samuel I!, and Maria 1 Tritle) Snively, 

boro; they had issue: was educated in the public schools, and was 

1. A. Bakr (XXVI). graduated at Franklin and Marshall 

2. Robley Dun glison (born April 20, in 1874. He studied medicine with Dr. A. 
1874) was educated at the Waynesboro H. Senseny, in Chambersburg, and was grad- 
High School and Maryland Academy, and uated M. \). at Jefferson Medical College, 
was graduated M. 1). in 1895, his medical Philadelphia, in 1877. He practice 1 > 
education being partly obtained at the Medi- year in West Virginia; then lie 1 

cal Department of the University of Penn- Antrim township, where he has been 

sylvania and partly at the Medico-Chirur- practice at Shady G 

gical College, Philadelphia. He began the is a member of the State Me:.. 

practice of his profession at Hanover, Pa., in and of the Medical Society ■•: 

1896, but removed to Philadelphia in [898. County. Fraternally he is affiliated 

He is lecturer in surgery in the Philadelphia B. P. O. E., and his 1 

Training School fur Xurses. with Grace Reformed Church, G 

3. Harry Norman (born Jan. 26, (XXV) DR. I. NEWTON SNIVELY 
1879) was educated in the public schools of (bom in Guilford township, 
Waynesboro, at Mercersburg Academy and Pa., near Chambersburg, April 

at Marston's University School ; he studied son ^\ John Reefer and Urill 

at Lafayette College. 1899-1900, at Johns (Hade) Snively. is Dea 

Hopkins University, 1900-01, and was Department of the Tempi 

graduated at Leland Stanford University, ing physician to the Samaritan 

California, in 1904. He is now a student in Philadelphia, and a'-' holds the posi 

the Medical Department of Johns Hopkins Professor of Materia Medic 

University, Baltimore. •'>!"' Clinical Medicine in the Medi 

Dr. Snivel) married (second). Feb. 12, menl of the Temple I 

1904, Anna Bella Good. her of the Philadelphia Count) 

(XXIII) BENJ \MIX FRANKLIN ciety, the Pennsylvania Si.r.e Medi 

SNIVELY (born on the old Snively home- ety, the American Medical \ss 

stead in Antrim township, June o. 1851), a Fellow of the American Aca 
son of Jacob II. and Catharine (Stouffer) icine. He was one ^i the f. 
Snively! was educated in the public schools Northwest Medic. I Phi 

and at the State Normal School at Millers- and was president of that • 
ville. After leaving school he returned to He is a thirty-s -ce Ma- 

ins farm, and has been a farmer all his life. be. ^i Mt. Moriah 1 
Mr. Snively married in February, 1805. Masons: a member of Mary ( 
Mary Miller, daughter of Abner Miller, who of the Philadelphia Consistory; 
removed from Cumberland to Franklin Lu Shrine. 
.county; they had issue: Dr. Snively was educated in the pul 



228 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 

schools of his native county and graduated in the summer of 1901. The 

from the Chambersburg Academy in 1883. was the first physician in Philadelphia to 

He then entered Pennsylvania College, Get- use antitoxin in the treatment 01 

tysburg, and graduated in the regular clas- he has written many valuable paper 

sical course with the degree of A. B. in Therapeutics and read them before thi vari- 

1887, and for literary work done after grad- ous societies of which he is a member. He 

uation received — 1890 — the degree of Mas- resides at No. 1017 North Broad stn l 

tcr of Arts. During his Junior and Senior has a large general practice in Philadelphia 

years at Gettysburg he pursued special and surrounding counties. 

courses in biology, chemistry, physiology, On Jan. 1. 1891, the Doctor married 

comparative and human anatomy and zoo- Cynthia Powers Tipton (bom Nov. 5. 

logy, was graduated with distinction, and [866). They have three child 

received the appointment from the Faculty I. Ckii.i.a Hayde Snively, born Jan. 

to deliver the scientific oration. While at 30, 1893. 

Gettysburg he was a very active member of 2. Katharine Tipton Sxively, born 

the Phi Camina Delta Creek Letter Crater- Oct. 4. 1898. 

nity ; he was also an active member of the 3. I. Newton Snively, Jr., 1 

Philo Literary Society. In the fall of 18S7 9. 1003. 

he successfully passed the entrance examina- (XXV) A. LARK SNIVELY 

lions for the Junior year at Bellevue Hospi- at Wayne-!"'-". \ • ■■. . 20. of \ ) r. 

tal Medical College, New York City, and re- Isaac N. and Alice B. 1 Barr) Snively, was 

ceived the degree of M. D. with honor in the educated in public and pri\ Is in his 

spring of 1889 from that institution. He native town, at the ' 

was tendered the position as resident physi- and at Wright's Univers 

cian in Bellevue Hospital, New York City. more. He was graduated A. 

which position he held for several months, ll";ikins University, Baltin 

resigning in the fall of 1889 in order to begin M. D. at the Medical IV" rtment I l 

private practice in Philadelphia. University of Penn? 

llis first professional position in Phila receiving his degree he returned to \\ 

delphia was in 1890 and 1801 as visiting boro. where he took up the | 

physician to the Methodist Home for Aged profession, which he has < 

Couples. In [891, 1892, 1893. he was assist- with marked success. In 

ant Neurologist to the Dispensary ^i the post-graduate course at J 

Mcdico-Chinirgical College. He hegan his vcrsiiy. and at the same time he 1 

leaching career as assistant to the Professor interneship at the Church Honv 

of Physiology in the Medico-Chirurgical ary, at Baltimore, Md. \ i"tcr ■■- - 

College in the fall oi [893, which position uate course he resume.' 

he held until elected to the position >^\ led Waynesboro. Dr. \ - induct 

urer on Physical Diagnosis in the Medico :t sanatorium at Blue Ridge Sum 

Chinirgical College in 1897. This chair the treatment of incipient cases of tuber- 
he resigned to accept the position as miosis. Th< institution is callc 
Professor of Materia Medici, l'h.tmu Ridge Mountain Sanatorium. H 
cology and Therapeutics in the Med'- l>er of the Beta Theta Pi 
cal DejKirtment of the Temple College Hopkins University 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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'Society; and the Alpha Mu Pi Omega Medi- 
cal Fraternity of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania; and <>f the County, State and local 
Medical Societies. He has served as presi- 
dent of the Franklin County Medical Soci 
•ety. Dr. Snively married Oct. 15, 1895, 
May Carlisle, daughter of Thomas M. and 
Annie M. (Seibert) Carlisle, of Chambers- 
burg; they had issue : 

i. Dorothy, horn Sept. 1, [896. 

2. A. Baku, horn Feb. 9, 1K99. 

3. Louise, born Aug. 7, 1000. 

4. Alice Baku, born July 30, [904. 

SHONTZ FAMILY. The first of the 
name to come to Pennsylvania was Hans 
Tschantz, who settled in Pequea, Lancaster 
county, before 17 19. 

(1) CHRISTIAN SCHANTZ, grand- 
father of Rev. Jonas B. Shontz, late pastor 
of St. John's Reformed Church, Chambers- 
burg, was a fanner and cabinet maker in 
Huntingdon county. He was of German an- 
cestry. He married (first) Mary Hoover, 
and they had two sons, and five daughters: 

1. Christian (II). 

2. Jonas went South and is believed 
to have been lost at sea. 

3. Margaret married John Boyer, and 

.they went to ( Hum. 

4. Mary married George Nicodemus, 
■of Blair county; they had issue: Mary, who 
married Mr. Haney; Christian, an elder of 
the Reformed Church at Altoona; Samuel, 
of Martinsburg; Elizabeth and Margaret, 
both married to Brumbaughs; and Panic! 
and Susan, both deceased. 

5. Nancy married Rev. Theodore 
Fouse, a minister of the Reformed Church, 
who at one time served eight congregati »ns 
— four in Blair and four in Huntii 
■counties; they had a large family oi chil- 
'dren: Adam, John. Benjamin, Dewalt S.. a 
Reformed minister at Lisbon, Iowa; Reuben 



I., a private in Company C, 53d P. V. i , 

died in the army; Frederick S., sergeant in 
Company 1). 205th P. V. I., who died in 
1904, in Philadelphia; Christian S., de- 
d; Margaret, who died young; Cath- 
arine, who married Samuel Gn 
in I ompany D, 205th P. V. F; .Mar. . ' . 
married Benjamin II. Hoover; 
who married Anthony Shultz, and 
large family; and four who d:e<l in in- 
fancy. 

6. Elizabeth married Ge 

and they had issue: Margaret, wh 
ried Jonathan Brinole; John, of Company 
( i. 5th Pennsylvania Reservi 
D, 205th P. V. I., wh" married I 
t<>ii ; Mary Ann, who married William 
Davis; Daniel, who married Miss H 
Nancy, who married Anthon 
.'. liam, who married Miss 
and Jacob and Samuel. 

7. Catharine married John 

and they had issue: Nancy, who married 
Henry Brumbaugh, of Hamilti 
Franklin county ; Andrew, who m 
Sarah Fink ; Margaret, who married 
A. Fouse; and Mary Ann. wl 
.1. B. Shontz. 

Christian Schantz man 
Elizabeth Graffins. of I lunt 
who was ^i Hug 

(II) CHRISTIAN SHON ' 
Aug. 22, 1807 — died May 24, 1883 
of Christian and Mary ill 
was a farmer and school teacher in IF. 
don county. He married Mary 
t b mu N T o> . 30, 180 
daughter of Frank and Rarl 
Buckwalter, a Mennonite min 
wrote the first book on fee: 
Daniel Buckwalter was a si 
and good writer Being a sell 
Mr. S induced I 

spelling of his name from Scl 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Christian and Maria (Buckwaltcr) Shontz 
had issue : 

i. Daniel (born Jan. 14, 1830), a 
carpenter at Philipsburg, Centre county, 

married Rat lid J laker, daughter of Benja- 
min Baker, and they had issue: Martha 
Jane, John 11., Rebecca Ann, Terissa, 
Alfred S. (deceased), Jonas E. (de- 
ceased), Harvey E., Laura J I., Ruth 
and Walter. 

2. John (born June 19, 1831), a car- 
penter at Tyrone, Pa., married (first) Su- 
sanna Yohn, and they had issue: Levi, who 
died young, Elizabeth, who married April 
24, 1880, Joseph McCollough, and lives in 
Altoona, Pa, ; and William, who died young. 
J le married (second) Elizabeth Howell; no 
issue. 

3. GEORGE (horn March 15, 1833), a 
posj fence maker, married Catharine E. 
Clapper, and they had issue: William 
Henry, deceased; Catharine )., who married 
Michael Myers, and lives near Huntingdon, 
Pa.; Abraham Lincoln, a grocer of Cham 
bersburg; Jonas I!., married Annie M., who 
married Grant Smith: Samuel Howard mar- 
ried and lives in Nebraska; Robert Milton, 
deceased; George W., married and lives in 
Braddock, Pa.; Benjamin Franklin in 

and lives in Yeagertown, Pa., where he is a 
prominent agent of the Prudential Life In- 
surance Company ; Horatio Orlady, married ; 
Margaret E., who married Mathew Garner; 
and John Wintrode, who married Laura 
Stone, 

4. Catharine (hem Sept. 20, 1835 
died April 15, 1882) married Isaac Donal 
son (died in Oct., 1904), of Huntingdon 
county; they had issue: Margaret, George 
Scott. Marv Maria, Christian S. \un M., 
Elizabeth and Wilbur, all married and living 
in and near Pittsburgh, Pa., except Margaret 
and George Scott, who arc deceased. 

5. Jonas B. (III). 



6. Margaret (born Dec. 14. - • 
married (first) Feb. 15. 1863, Eli J'. I 1 
baugh, of Huntingdon county, and h 
sue : Franklin ; Annie, who marrie 

R. L. Darn, of Bcllefonte, deceased : Charles; 
Let tie, who married Erwin Watson; and 
Elizabeth, who married Lewis Shultz. Mrs. 
Brumbaugh married 1 second) Nov 
1879, John E. Ketterman 1 born in 
county. Dec. _"\ 1828), son of George and 
Mary (Bush) Ketterman. He was a car- 
penter ami builder; was county survej 
Huntingdon county, and for many year* a 
justice of the peace. He died in O 
1904. They had one 
school teacher. 

7. William P. 1 !>-'rr, Jan 4, i8.j 
enlisted in ( omp; nj C, 53d P. V. I., 
J7. 1861, and was pn 

he was killed in action ;.'. S] 
Court House, May 10. 1804. He m 1 
Jan. 6. 1861, Eliza Frank, and tl 
sue: Harry F.. a pension examiner at V 

m, D. C. died suddenly at M 
111.. May 19, 1004; William Howard 

' . Mrs. Eliza 1 Frank | £ 
1 sec. 'ii. i | Christi 1 1 F use n 

8. Christi \n B. i born Feb. 12 
enlisted in Company G, 5th !'• 
Reserve-. June 21, 1861. and. was 

out at Spottsylvania Court : May 13. 

tSo.j : later he served in the Yet< 1 
He married Elizahctl 
had issue ; I; Jol •-. i I 

ricd : David S . de< e 
married; and Bertha M. All live in PI 
burg, Pennsylvania. 

o. David (bom Feb 
June 10, 1885) served as a private i". I 
pany G.. 5th I'. 

ergeant of ton P. Y. 

1. lie married Helen Runk. a- 
issue: Frederick and R.i 1 ; 
tied and living in PhilipsblH . 



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(III) JONAS B. SHONTZ (bom in 
Huntingdon county, May 13, 1837), is a sun 
of Christian and .Maria (Buckwalter) 
Shontz. He was educated in the public 
schools and one select school, and remained 
on his father's farm until he was twenty-two 
years old. lie entered Franklin and Marshall 
Academy in 1859, but his studies were in- 
terrupted by poverty and the outbreak of the 
Civil war. He enlisted in Company (1, 5th 
Pennsylvania Reserves, June 21, 1861, and 
served his full term of three years, partici- 
pating in the battles of Mechanicsville, 
Gaines' .Mill, Charles City Crossroads, Mal- 
vern Hill, second Bull Run, Antietam, Fred- 
ericksburg and Gettysburg. In all these hat- 
ties the loss of the regiment was very heavy, 
hut Private Shontz escaped unhurt. After 
his discharge June 21, 1864, he assisted in 
raising a company and was commissioned 
fust lieutenant of Company ])., 205th P. Y. 
1., Sept. J, 1864. lie commanded his com- 
pany in the battle of Fort Sleadman, March 
25, 1865, and in the charge on Fort Mahone, 
April 3, 1803. He was with bis regiment in 
the advance after the evacuation oi Peters- 
burg, and was with the army when General 
Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court 
J louse. 

After the close of the war Mr. Shontz 
engaged in merchandising in Marklcsburg, 
Pa., from July 30. 1803, to March 15, 1866. 
lie married Mary A. Grove, Dec. 21, 1865. 
On Sept. 1, 1S08, he entered the Reformed 
Theological Seminars' at Mcrcersburg and 
was graduated in 187 1 . 1 lis first charge wa- 
in Iowa, 1871-70. Coming East to visit the 
Centennial Exposition lie preached at W'il- 
kesbarre from November, 1S70. 10 May, 
1877, when he was chosen chaplain of the 
Maryland penitentiary, a position thai he 
held until April 1, iSSj. lie was pi 
the Reformed Church at Ship|iensburg, 
l882 87, and at Akron, Ohio, 18S7 SS In 



both charges he was very successful. He 

found the Shippensburg 

feeble one, but during bis past 

than live years. 260 persons were 

the Church and a substantial brick | 

age was built. At Akron the incn 

membership in seventeen months was 1 So. 

On May 1, 1888, be received a call froi St. 

John's Reformed Church, Chambers 

which was then a very small mii 

ing a membership of only 67. In a few 

months the little church building 

to be to. 1 .-mall for the audieno 

semblcd, and before the close of the year the 

congregation determined to build a new 

church. The last service in the old , 

( built in 1849 by a membership that » 

tirely German), was held Apr:'. 2, 

While the new church was build;: . 

gregation worshipped in the C oul H 

and in the Falling 

Church. The new church < 

was dedicated. Uct. jo. 1889, :':■ 

The membership at this time was 145. In 

1892, a parsonage m 

oi $3,600, for the ground and bu 

1893 a Sunday- S 

a cost of 81.7(h). The i 

creased steadily in members! 

anniversary i>\ Mr. S 

it numbering over ,;• . and near! 

debt. St. John's began the two ' 

tut") with 329 members, and i: 

ing. 

In 1 884, Mr. SI mix organized 
berland Valley J 
at Williams' tl he was its 

for two year-. lie was president 
lYnnsv Ivania State S 
tion in 1891-92, and 
dents for man) ycai - 1 le is f| • 
oi >-w,A.\\ school work, and has I 
of interesting children ill Church w< rk He 
was associ 



232 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Moody, in 1 1 is work in Baltimore, M<1., for 3. Archer (bom Oct. 2. 17; . 

seven months at one time. Me is a frequent to I I 

contributor to the church papers. 4. George (born Ma> 7. 1761 1 

Rev. Shonlz resigned the pastorate of hotel in Horse Valley; he was twice ma: 

St. John's Reformed Church at Chambers- the second time in 1S11.I 

burg on Ala)- J, 1904, to enter the field of wives are unknown. 
Evangelistic work in the Reformed Church 5. Phoebe, l>"rn May 7. 1763. 

at large. 6. John (III I. 

Mrs. J. ]'.. Shontz departed this life on 7. Enoch i IV). 

June 29, 1904, greatly beloved by a very 8. , born in 1774. 

large relationship and many friends. (II) WILLIAM SKIXXER 

. Nov. [5, [757— died May 8. 1856 - t 

SKINNER FAMILY. The Skinner John and Mary Skinner, was 

family of Franklin county is descended from Path Valley. He bought 

John Skinner (bom in 1733 — died Nov. 21, land that was afterward 

l8oi), who came from England and settled farms. The original warrant for th 

in New Jersey, but afterward removed to was granted to Thomas Blair, J 

the Cumberland Valley, where he purchased Mr. Skinner married Martha Di 

land in 178-'. That he was a man of energy 1 >ec. 4. 1759— died Dec. 1. 1S45 

and enterprise is shown by the fact that he issue: 

was awarded the contract "for making a 1. William married Jane 

good and sufficient road between the east daughter of Titus and t 

side of (lark's Clap to the place commonly Harry: they had a dauj 

known as the Burnt Cabins," Nov. 22, 1786. May 5, 1817, who married 

This was part of the State road from Miller's Robert Price (bom Sept. 12, 1812 . 

Spring, at Mount Rock, Cumberland county, John and Hannah (Rowls) Pri< 

to Pittsburgh. The contract price was £600. issue: Sylvester married Mai 

Mr. Skinner's sureties were Robert Peebles, .-er\ed in the .tot'.' Regiment, P. V. I 

William Rippey, Francis Campbell, Daniel Mary A. married »i^ 

Duncan and William Ran'. An order for a J.; Almn.i J. married. 1 

payment on the contract was transferred to bam V; \ T oah A. married 

Mr. Duncan, by whom it was lost; a dupli- Martha marrie 

cate was issued by the council. April 1 2, served in the 2 1 st and 9th Pa. ( 

1787. Mr. Skinner carried the road beyond killed on the skirmish hue. M. 1 

the limits of his contract, for which he asked The Price family are nien.be: - 

payment ; he also asked for an allowance for olic Church. 
the depreciation t<\ the paper money paid to 2. Sti PIIEN i\ ). 

him as specie. lie subsequently built the 3. John (VI). 

road between Sideling Hill ami Ray's Hill. 4. D.Win 1H\.\N 

The name of Mr. Skinner's wife was Mary 5. I 

(born in 17.13 died June 21, 1700), but o. Danu : . 

her surname is unknown ; they had issue : 7. \w*\ :.• 

1. Anna, born April 10. 1750. S. M.VRY ma Mam: 

2. Wn 1 iam (II). (Yll ). 



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9. Martha married James Stark 
(VIII). 

(III) JOHN SKINNER (born Feb. 
l 5> ! 765 — died March 23, 1819), son of 
John and Mary Skinner, kept a hotel in 
Horse Valley. He married Sarah Wilson 
(born in 1766 — died March 9, 1834), daugh- 
ter of Andrew and Lilias Wilson; they had 
issue : 

i. William W. (IX). 

2. John. 

3. Anne married James Walker [Wal- 
ker Family]. 

4. Sarah married John McAllen (X). 

5. Mary MORRIS married Adam Xim- 
mon (XI). 

6. Lilias married Samuel Elliott 1 XII I. 

(IV) ENOCH SKINNER (born Aug! 
19, 1770 — died Jan. 14, 1817), son of John 
and Mary Skinner, lived in the Gap west of 
Mercersburg. He married Elizabeth Wil- 
son, daughter of Andrew and Lilias Wilson ; 
they had issue : 

1. John married April 12. 1824, Mary 
'Sterrilt; they had William Sterritt, bom in 
1826; and Andrew Dougal Wilson, born in 
1828. 

2. Andrew. 

3. Stephen died Oct. 21, 1S13. 

4. 1. 11. i.\s married William Craig. 

5. Elizabeth. 

6. Morris Por itk. 

7. Archibald. 

8. Franklin. 

(V) STEPHEN SKINNER (Lorn in 
Cumberland county. March 21. 1783 — died 
Sept. 30, 1851), son of William and Martha 
(Duncan) Skinner, was a fanner, and in 
1808 settled on a farm in Path Valley that 
lus father owned, lie was an elder in the 
Presbyterian Church at Spring Run. He 
married April 18. 1805, Nancy Morrow 
(born Jan. 7. 1785 — died Aug. 10. 1855) : 

they had issue : 



1. Ezra, born in 1805, d: 
1806. 

2. Daniel (XI 10. 

3. William married (first) in 1832 C. 
Shoemaker, and (second), Feb. 27, US40, 
Sarah Rine. 

4. Thomas married a Brinley. 

5. Morrow R. married Elizabeth £ 
maker; their son, Morrow R. Jr. (boi 
Roxhury, Jan. 5, [848), married Od 
1871, Emma C. Tritt, daughter of Samuel 
and Juliana (Heagy) Tritt; the) 

Ann; Daniel Bruce I.: Effie C and M 
(died in infancy). 

6. David Duncan I XIV). 

7. Stephen McGinley (born March 
26, t8l8), a ruling elder in the Spring Run 
Presbyterian Church, married Mai, 
1840. Margaret Culbertson (b 

1. 1818), daughter of Samuel Cullx 

they had issue: Isaac. Drusiila, James W., 

West C, Daniel M., M iggie S., 

abeth. 

8. Enoch. 

9. James W. married a Is 

10. Agnes married Tames 1 1 

n. Martha (bom Dec 18. 1820 — 
died Jan. [5, [884 I married May o 
William Flickinger (born March .:. 
died June 11, 1892). 

12. Catherine married, in S3 
iel Johnston 

13 Mary. 

(VI) JOHN SKINNER 
17, 1786 — died July 17, 18 ; 
liam and Martha (Duncan) Ski-, 
farmer in Path Valley. He man. 

daughter <■!" B u n 5 Mary 

1 McElhenny) Doyle; they had issue: 

1. Wii.1.1 \m 1 XV). 

2. John D., I m Nov. 14. 1814 
Jan. 12. 1804 

3 David J. (XVI). 
4. M miy mai ried .'. Mel 



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(VII) MARY SKINNER (bom in 
1X03), daughter of William and .Manila 
(Duncan) Skinner, married in .March, 1818, 
Lawrence Hammond (born in 1797 — died 
April 6, 1883), son of Martin and Margaret 
(Brindle) Hammond, a farmer; they had 
issue : 

1. Martin L. (born .March 1G, 1830) 
married Nov. 20, 1851, .Martha Barclay. 

2. Margaret married Feb. 2, 1837, 
Alexander W'idney. 

3. Martha (born Jan. 19. 1819) mar- 
ried Feb. 23, 1841, George Taylor 1 born May 
i6, 1S11), son of Caspar Taylor; they had 
issue: Franklin, Martin, Mary 1!., Margaret 
A., Emelinc, Hannah, Ida and Samuel. 

4. AGNES (born Dee. 2^, 1823) mar- 
ried Jan. 28, [841, Dr. Isaac Clugston (born 
Jan. 12, 181. 1 — died Jan. .1.1, 187'/), son of 
Robert and Elizabeth (Bonebrake) Clugs- 
ton; they bad issue: Jefferson L, James A., 
Howard S., Mary M., Cinderella. Martha 
]'"-.. Alva ("., Lillie F., Ida A., John S., 
George I!., and Edie M. 

5. VlOLET married Jan. 30, [849, Dan- 
iel Weidman. 

6. Mary Ann (born in 1828- died Oct. 

2, 1854) married Jan. 20. 1X40. Isaac Zeig- 
ler (bom in [80S— died Aug. 15, 1859). 

7. Emily married William A. Mackey. 

8. Elizabeth married March 23, 1853, 
James Stitt. 

9. Barbara married a laud. 

jo. Teresa married a Campbell. 

(Y11I) MAR I'll \ SKINNER (born 
in 1805 died Aug. 5. 1 887 ) , daughter of 
William and Martha (Duncan) Skinner, 
married in 1825 James Stark (born in 
Morristown, X. }.. April 4, 1700 — died July 
26. 1882). son of Isaac and Elizabeth 
(Glenn) St.uk. a miller, merchant an.', 
farmer, lie was a ruling elder m the Upper 
Path Valley Presbyterian Church. James and 
Martha Stark had issue: 



1. One son was killed by 
Chili, South America. 

2. Adolpiius was killed by a 
in California. 111 1850. 

3. Albert G. enlisted in Companv A, 
77th Regiment, I'. V.. Oct. 30. ' 
promoted from corporal to sergeant. 

2, 1863; to first sergeant, Feb. 15, if 
first lieutenant. Aug. 24. 1863; and I 
tain. Sept. 8, 1804. He was wounded at 
Resaca, Ga., May 10. 1864: be resumed July 
7. 1865. After the Civil war Capt S 
went to Kansas City, Mo., where he en| 
in the real estate busii 1 

4. Denton I), was graduated a: lef- 
ferson College, Canonsburg. S 

leaving college he enlisted in the 37: 
nois Infantry, and served in the Mis 
campaign under Fremont, and . 
battle of Pea Ridge under Curtis. I n the 
summer of 1802 he was made adjul 
the 1st Arkansas Cavalry, and i 
became captain of the Arkansas Battery of 
Light Artillery. 

5. Newell Duncan Com- 
pany 11. 126th Regiment, 1'. V., A 
1862; was wounded in the kittle at ! 
icksburg. Dec. 13. 1862. He became a mer- 
chant at Topeka. Kansas. 

(>. Isaac Andrew died at Ti 
Colo., Dec. 10. [{ 

7. Nano Jani married Dec 1; 
Joseph Ferguson. 

8. Ei t.- vbeth 1 ii inn. born it 
dud Aug. 12. 1853. 

O. M \Ku \ki r was unable t 
her twelfth year. 

10 Sarah married John W ]"■ 
and A-cA at Carthage. Ill . in v ~ 

i IN ) Willi \M WILSON SKIN- 
NER (horn in Path Valley Jan. 2, 1; : 
died Aug. 10. IS 

(Wilson) Skinner, was a miller. He 
ried J. in 28, 1830. Man V •• K. 11 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 2 ^ 

Aug. 24, 1800 — died Dec. 9, 1869), daughter nettsburg in 179.}, and bought large tract- 

of John and Jane Ramsey, of Burnt Cabins ; of land in Path Valley, as well a> Horse 

they had issue : Valley. He built two sawmill 

1. John WlLSON (XVII). mills and a steam tannery. He wa, twice 

2. Robert W., born in 1835, died Jan. married; his first wife was Margaret Ged- 
15, J.H50. dis. John and Sarah Mc Allen had issue: 

3. William J', (born March 24, 1836 j. John Franklin married (ti 

— died Jan. 9, 1901) was deputy register April 8, 1847, Elizabeth Moody Nimmon, 

and recorder under his brother, A. A. Skin- daughter of Adam and Mary M. I Skinner) 

nor, and clerk to the county auditors. He Nimmon; they bad i-sne: John Adams, 

married Adah Zullinger Over, daughter of Thomas Franklin, Robert Franklin, Mar"n- 

David and Margaret (Richards) Over, of ret Jane (married George W Park Sar h 

Upper Strasburg; they had issue: Clarence, Lilias (married William E. Harris 1. Eliza 

Leona, Jeanne, Helen, Robert and William. Bell, Elizabeth Nimmon, Anna Marv (mar- 

4. Morris P. ried S. A. Walker), William West and Grace 

5. Adolphus A. (born April 14. 1N44 Nimmon. He married (second) Nancy I. 
— died Nov. 11, iSo|) was educated in the Wincman; they hail Frank, Archibald and 
schools of his native town, and at the acadc- Donald. 

mics at Spring Run, Shade Cap and Acadc- 2. ROBERT WlLSON (born March to. 

mia. lie was elected register and recorder 1826 died Jan. 23, 1867) was a brigadk 

in 187-', .and reelected in 1875, serving six general of militia before the Civil war. .' 

years. He was afterward deputy register during the war lieutcnant-coli 

and recorder, 188.2-8.4. He married Oct. 1071b Regiment, P. V. He marrie< 

jo, 1879, Susan F. Reefer (born Dec. 27, Feb. 7. 1850, Isabella Campb 

1859), daughter of John and Catharine (Eb- 1829— died March 27, iS^Si: they i 

erly) Reefer; they had issue: Adolphus L., issue: John Howard and Thomas Campbell; 

born Dec. 25, 1880, and Mary Ann, born and (second) Isabella Wilbeln 

April 4, 1882. Robert W. ami William. 

6. Alexander M. 3. Thomas Wilson married Mrs. Mar- 

7. Ellen married Daniel Hammond, garet (Horner) McGaughy, • :' Gettys 

8. Jennie married Ezra Skinner. They had one daughtci ; 

(). Elizabeth married Robert Typcr. 4. William S. (bom in 1837 — died 

10. Percill.a married James Seibert. July 3, 1903) was a farmer. 1 

11. Susan Caroline (Carrie) mar- Dec 26, 1870, Clementine Kyle 

ried William Park. 24, 1881), daughter of David and 

(N) SARAH SKINNER (born Dec (Beatty) Kyle; they had issue: John K. 

30, 1802 died Sept. 12, 1865), daughter "i Margaret, Sarah, Norman, and Clementine. 
John and Sarah (Wilson) Skinner, married 5. Sarah Jane married Oct. M 

Jan. (). 1823, John Mc Mien (bom in 1708 — John S. Fliekingcr, :: \>i J' 

died July -7. 1840), grandson of Robert seph and Mancj (Statl< 

Mc Mien, who emigrated to Pennsylvania had issue: Joseph McAllen and 
about 1730. and settled on a farm adjacent i\l) MARY MORRIS SKINNER. 

to rinrrisburg. The McAllens were of the daughter of John and Sarah \ Wib 

Clan Argyle. Mr. Mc \llen came to Fan- ncr. married in 1819 Adam Nini 



•236 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 

in Cumberland county, in 1776— died in 1813— died April 19, 1X71), daughter of 

1843), son ol George Nitnmon, a native of Anthony and Mary (Hess) Klipi 

Uel fast, Ireland, and a soldier in the Ameri- had issue: 

can Revolution. Adam was a wagoner in 1. Ezra CXVIII). 

his youth and later a farmer; they had issue: -'• Amos A. enlisted in Compai 

1. John S. (born in 1827 — died Dec. 126th Regiment, I'. V.. Aug. II, 

4, 1902) entered the service as captain of was a corporal of his company ; he \v; 
Company ]), iilh Pa. Cav., Aug. 31. 1S61 ; tered out .May 20, 1S63. He married Miss 
was promoted to be major, May 25, 1865, Mtimma. 

and mustered out with his regiment, Aug. 3. Edgar served in the 126th Regimer 

13, 1865. He was engaged in merchandiz- P. Y. He married (first) Frances Fisher, 

ing at Fannettsburg and afterward lived in and (second) Catharine M 
retirement at Willow Hill, lie married 4. Stephkn Oliver Cdied Dec. 4. 

Sarah Flickinger (died in 187')), daughter 1864) enlisted in Company A. 77th Regi- 

of Joseph and Nancy (Statler) Flickinger; ment, P. Y., Oct. 31, 1861, and was a cor- 

they had one son: John S. poral of his company; lie was captured at 

2. Elizabeth M. married John F. Me- Chickamauga, Sep: 19, '1863. and died at 
.■Mien (X). Andersonville, where his grave is marked 

(XII) LILLYS SKINNER (horn in 12,218. 

April, 1796 — died Aug. 20, 1881), daugh- 5. Licinda married Demi 

tcr of John and Sarah (Wilson) Skinner, 6. Daniel C, born March 2, - 

married Nov. 14, 1816, Samuel Elliott (bom Sept. 14. 1849. 

in March, 179a— died Sept. 24, 1855) and (XIV) DAVID DUNCAN SKINNER 

had issue: (horn in Path Valley, Oct. 11, iS>; — 

1. John W. in 1893), son oi Stephen and Nancy (M01 

2. William S. (born in iSiq— died in row| Skinner, v ,as a farmer n. 
1899) married Catherine Anna Brown, born lu early life he drove a team I 

in 1824 — died in 1836) and went to Free for a number of years. In 1S44, \. I 

port, Iowa; he married (second) Kosanna $700, he bought a farm on whicl 

VVidney McCartney (bom Feb. 5, 1825 — ■ the improvements. By ir 1 thrift 

•died Feb. 27, 187.'). he became the 

3. Stephen A. prising six hundred acres. Ho marrie< 

4. Samuel M. (first) March 1, 1835, Mai 

5. George W. daughter ^i John Flickinger; they h 1 

6. LlLIAS died unmarried. I. STEPHEN, postmaster at 

7. Catherine married Henry Brewer, married Man McMullin; they have i? 

8. MARTHA P., born in 1840, died in l.ibbie 1 married William Kolb), Mary N. 
1887. (married Dr. W E. Wolf 

(XIII) DANIEL SKINNER (born and Linnie (married deorj 
Oct. 18. 1807 -died Jan. i. 1886), son "t" Mr. SUinr.er 1 
Stephen and Nancy (Morrow) Skinner, v. . is 1856, fane 1V< 

a prominent Republican and was a county May 13. 1887), daughl 

•commissioner. 1S66-69. He married March Peers, oi Huntingdon county; I 

5. 1835. Susanna Klippinger (born July 17. issue: 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. _» 37 

i. Robkrt (born Ang. 12, 1857) went 2. William C. (bom June if 

to Nebraska. Jlc married Miss Vaughan, was deputy sheriff of Franklin count 

and has one daughter, Thirza. 78, and sheriff, 1880-^3. He was 

2. Eldorado (born Dec. 1, 1858) lives time extensively engaged in the manui 
in Nebraska. of brick at Chambersburg. He man 

3. Gilson II. (born July 4, i860) mar- 1873, Alice K. Hassler, daughter of Mel- 
ried Sarah Stilt; they have issue: Mabel chor Hassler. 

and Margaret. 3. Mary J. married Dr. T. C. 

4. Nancy M., born Jan. 1,1862. 4. Adela married James G. Haymaker. 

5. Clinton I., (XIX). (XVI) DAVID J. SKINNER 

6. Wilbert W. (horn Jan. 1, 1866) in Path Valley, Aug. 10. 1822 — died Aug. 
married [da Taylor; they have issue: Cath- 10, 1894). son of John and Judith • 
arine, Myrtle, Chalmer and Dwight. Skinner, remained on the Skinner home- 

7. Mary L. (horn June 15, 1868) mar- stead farm lor fifteen years after his 
ried Andrew Brenizcr. riage; he then purchased the Adam Croi; 

8. Retta J., born Oct. 24, 1870, died farm, in 1859. Afterward he lived on a 
in 1887. farm at Dry Run, containing several hun- 

9. Emma (horn Aug. 8, 1873) ' s a ( ' rC( ' acres of choice land, which he pur 
teacher in Fanned township. chased. He married March 20, v .; 

10. Anna M., born Oct. 18, 1875. died arine Barclay, daughter of Andrew an< 
in childhood. Sarah (Stark 1 Barclay; they had issue: 

(XV) WILLIAM SKINNER (horn 1. George W. (XX). 

in Path Valley, March 20, 1S20 — died April 2. Sarah I. married J. F. 

24, 1878), sun of John and Judith ( Doyle) Dry Run. where she still 
Skinner, was a merchant al Dry Run until 3. Mary E., horn Aug. 11. : s . 

he was elected sheriff of Franklin county. Pec. .:~. 1850. 
He served one term, 1853-56. In politics 4. LoRRENA, 

he was a Democrat. He continued to reside Feb. 12. 1853. 

at Chambersburg until his death, except 5. John M. is engaged in general me 

during a few years when he lived on a farm chandising at Mount Vern >n, M 
that he owned, south of the town mi the 6. YYlLLIAM R. (bom : - 

Waynesboro mad. Lor three years he was educated at the Chnmbei 

engaged in the dry-goods and notion busi- and was graduated .it the State X 1 

ncss with his two sons, lie married June S. School at Shippensburg. lie was 

18.43, Sarah Ann Aikin (hum in 1S23 — with his brother, Capt. tie irge \V, 5 

died April 1, 1887) ; they had issue : in the publication of the Fulton A". 

1. Frank 11. (born May 18, 1844) and while thus engaged he studied 

married Dec, 3. 1X07. Sarah Jane Galbraitli, was admitted to the Fulton County Bai 

daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane 1 Palm) 11. 1877 I' 1 ' was district attorney 

Galbraith; they have issue: W'ilh. mi Gal- ton count) 1879-82. after which I 

braith, hum Sept. 18, 1868, died Sep: 10. t" Mount Vernon, Mo., where lie was 

[870; Edward Aughinlwugh, lorn March elected district attorney and 

(1, 1872; Sarah Ann Fleming, born Oct. 14, lucrative practice. Hemarried N 

1876; and Carroll Howard, head, of Fulton county. 



."238 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

7. Annie M. married Dr. J. E. Lutz, of 4. Harry W., who married Fi 
.'Salina, Kansas. Gable, daughter of Michael Gable, 

8. Lizzie C. is a clerk in the United ated from the Philadelphia Collcj 
'State Pension office, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva- macy with the da . ■• 

ma. in business in Chambersburg, and 

9. Jennetta A. married Dr. E. Gil- lished the now well known 
more Jones, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pharmacy." 

10. David M. married Phoebe Bowers 5. Alice i> unmarried. 

.and is practicing law in Missouri. 6. Cora married William Ca- 

ll. Ada B. is residing with her mother, 7. Edith married John Jones, 

who is still living at the age of eighty years. (XVIII) EZRA SKINNER (born 

12. Lotta Blanche married Dr. Wil- Fannetl township, April _>i. 1839), 

Ham F. Skinner (XXI). Daniel and Susanna (Klippinger) Skinner. 

(XVII) JOHN WILSON SKINNER was educated in the public 

'(born in Path Valley Aug. 11, 1832 — died Run, and has been a farmer all his lit 

June 2, 1880), son of William W. and Mary sister stil! lives on the old farm of : 

Ann (Ramsey) Skinner, as a hoy drove a bought by his grandfather, Stcpl 

team for his father, being employed in haul- He enlisted in Company F, 158th Kcgi 

ing goods over the mountains. He was 1\ \'., Nov. 1. 1862, and was musti 

afterward in the mercantile business for with his company Aug. 12, 1863. The rej, r - 

many years, hut retired to a farm on which iment served in North Carolina, and 

he spent the close of his life. He was a Re- 1863, in a feint upon Richmond, by way of 

publican in politics, and a Presbyterian in White House Landii 

religion, lie married (first) Mary Jane It joined the Army of the I 

Kirkpatrick (horn Oct. 9, 1S34 — died Nov. tier.. Meade, ro, hut thn 

24. 1858); they had issue: later Lee made 

i. William died in infancy. mac. It was mustered out at Cham 

2. Araminta married 1 >. D. Gamble He is a member of the 

and moved to Indiana county, Pennsylvania, lie married Jennie Skinner, daughter of 

3. Mary married (fust) James A. Bair, William W. and Mary A. • R Skin- 
and (second) Alexander Maxwell. ner : they have 

Mr. Skinner married (second) Emmc- i. Laura S. married l">v. In 

line W01 ids, daughter of Wayne Woods Stewart, 
(who was a grand-nephew o\ Anthony 2. Newton (born in 

Wayne), of Blain, Perry county; they had March 17. 1872. 
issue: 3. McGini.ey married Marcl 

i. Clara May married Henry Ne.d. Jessie Devor (born Jai 22 187] 

William F. (XXI). ter of Jacob and E 

3. Samuel Albert (born Oct, ,;. 4. Lvlu man rge Hix -■• 

1869), who was postmaster at Dry Run, 5. Herbert. 

1893-97, a. id has been a justice ^i the peace 6. Ada May. 

since 1897, is also engaged in mercantile (XIX) CLINTON 1 SKINNER 

business and is a very successful and promi- (horn in Path V; llcy, March 

ncnt man of his locality. of Duncan D. and J 



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educated in the public schools and is a his majority, lie was nominated and elected 
farmer on the old Skinner homestead, one comity treasurer. He served the full term 
mile north of Dry Run, which lie own-. His of two years. 1868-69. '" lnc latter year, 
farm contains 175 acres and is one of the and again in 1870. he was elected re; : 
most fertile in the valley. He is a stanch live for the counties of Franklin and Ferry 
Republican and a consistent member of the in the Stale Legislature, and served on the 
Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church, most important committees in the ho 
On Jan. 23, 1890, lie married Myrtle the Legislature he distinguished himsi I y 
McCartney, daughter of Wilson and his earnest advocacy of the payment 
Maria (Seibert) McCartney. Mrs. Skin- "Border Raid Claims." In 1872 Capt. Skin- 
ner is one of a family of ten chil- ner removed to Fulton county, where he 
dren, the others being: Elizabeth J. continued to reside for more than a quarter 
married Frank Anderson; Isabella mar- of a century. In 1S75 and 1876 he was 
vied Samuel Haines; Mary (now de- journal clerk of the Pennsylvania H 
ceased) married William Flemming; Flora Representatives. From 18; » he was 
married Mr. Johnston, of Nebraska; Rose one of the owners and publishers a 
is the widow of Samuel Coons; Ida! now principal editor of the Fulton Dc 
deceased) married Blair Myers; Joseph A. While engaged in the newspaper bus 
married Amanda Cow en ; William; Sallie studied law and was admitted to the Frank- 
became the wife of Harvey Knhn. lin Comity Bar, May 7. 1879, and 

(NX) GEORGE WASHINGTON Fulton County Bar on the 9th of June. 1879. 

SKINNER (horn in Path Valley, Jan. 13, He was four times a representative in the 

1840), son of David J. and Catharine (Bar- Pennsylvania Legislature from Fult ■ 

clay) Skinner, was educated in the public ty, 1889-94 and 1899-19OO; sei 

schools, at Milnwood Academy, Shade Gap, ted States Disbursing I -.cm at 

and at Washington and Jefferson College, Pittsburgh, Pa., from Aug. 23, 1893. 1 

Washington, Pa. Inspired l>y an ardent 1. 189S, by appointment of Presidenl 

patriotism he ran away from college, when land. He is now superintendent 

only a little over sixteen years old. and en- Soldiers' Orphans' Industrial S 

listed in Company A, 77th 1'. V. 1.. Nov. 1. Scotland, having been app 1. 

1862. lie was promoted to sergeant July tgoo. 

5, 1864; to first lieutenant. Sept. S. [864, Capt Skinner was married Jan. 

and to captain, Aug. 1, 1865. lie served to Ida M., only daughter oi lame- It 

with his company in the severe campaign in Mary A. Farker. of Reading, P 

Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, in 1863 issue as follows: 

and iSo.|. and in 1865, after the surrender 1. Nellie Parker, bom Man 

of Gen, Lee, he went to Texas and assisted 1873. married April 12. 1899. I 

in suppressing the last remnants oi the hos- Criswell. of Pittsburgh, }'.\.. now oi 

tile Confederates. He was mustered out Mass., business manager and associ 

with hi- company Hoc 0, 1865. of The Cross, an Episcopal Ouirch | 

After the war Capt, Skinner returned to _>. James Park 

his home in Franklin county. Although a died March 17. 1883. 

veteran he was then onlj twenty years of age, 3. M \ky Hazel, bom Aug '. : s v . 

The next war, the year in which he attained is residing at home. 



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4. Parker Ringel, born May i, 1885, 
is now a student at Washington and Jeffer- 
son College. 

5. Donald Kerper, born Oct. 10, 1892, 
is a student at Chambersburg Academy. 

(XXI) WILLIAM FRANCIS SKIN- 
NER (bornal Dry Run, Dec. 23, 1867), son 
of John W. and Emmeline (Woods) Skin- 
ner, was educated in the public schools and 
at the Dry Run Academy. After leaving 
the academy he taught school for one term 
and then studied medicine with Dr. I . G. 
Jones, of Dry Run. He was graduated M. 
D. at Jefferson Medical College, Philadel- 
phia, in 1800. After receiving his degree he 
practiced for a few months at kkesburg. 
Perry county, but in the autumn of the same 
year he formed a partnership with 1 >r. R. W. 
Ramsey, at St. Thomas. When Dr. Ramsey 
removed to Chambersburg, in April, 1891, 
Dr. Skinner remained at St. Thomas, and 
continued in practice there until August, 
1899, when he removed to Chambersburg, 
where he has been in active practice ever 
since. He took a post-graduate course at 
the Philadelphia Polyclinic, in 1899. Dr. 
Skinner was appointed physician to the Sol- 
diers' Orphans' Industrial School, Scotland, 
Pa., in January, 1000, and in 1901 lie was 
elected coroner of Franklin county. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican. ITc is a member of 
the American Medical Vssociatii 11, and of 
the Pennsylvania and Franklin County Med- 
ical Societies, lie is a member "i several 
secret societies, and is a member ol Falling 
Spun:: Presbyterian Church. He married 
May hi, 1891, Lotla Blanche Skinner. 
daughter of David J. and Catharine 1 Bar- 
clay) Skinner; they have issue: 

1. Robert Ramsey, born Maj 31, 1892, 
died Nov. 1, 1895. 

2. Katiiarynu Barclay, horn Feb. 

2S, lSo.v 

3. Elizabeth, born Jan. 1. 1897. 



GILMORE FAMILY. J' >HN GIL- 
M< >RE, the ancestor of the Gilt 
of ( hambcrsburg, was a native of the 
of Ireland. He emigrated to Pennsylvania 
with his wife. Martha Montgomery, 1: 
and settled in Chester county. Later he re- 
moved to Cumberland county, and 
farmer near Carlisle. John and '.■■'. 
(Montgomery) Gilmorc had is-ue: 
Elizabeth, Mitchell. James. John, William. 
Alexander R. and Martha. 

(II) WILLIAM GILMORE (1 .rnjuly 
17. i7>><; — died July 5, 1852 . 
and Martha (Montgomery) Gilmore 
an active business man and .1 prominei I 
/en of Chambersburg. He was a Democrat 
of the old school, and was a Democratic 
leader in the county. He was postmaster at 
Chambersburg, 1838-41. and sheriff of 
Fianklin county 1841-44. He v. as a man of 
literary tastes, and althougl 
take part in the War of 181: 
afterward a leading spirit in the 
nia militia. He was second lieutenant 
Washington Grays, of Chambersburg. under 
Capt. John McClintock, an I 
n 1 major : he was brig 
the 2nd Brigade, nth Division, Pent 
vania Militia, 1835-39. 
married Oct. 13, 1825, Martha Kirb) 
fan. 21, [806 died 1 >ec. 3. iSS 
tcr of Thomas and Jean (Withncj I K 
the) had issue : 

1. Iohn M.. born July 6, 18; 
July .'7. 1S94. 

2. Thomas Kiki 
died Dec. 20, 1856. 

}. Mm; rn \ 111 

4. William Bi \ir. 

5. Ioann v K.. born April 1 1 . 
died Aug. S, 

6. James Ross I III). 

7. Benjamin Franklin, 
13, 1843. died Jan S. 













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8. Elizabeth Gray, living in Cham- ordered to cooperate with an officer 

bersburg. navy in blowing up and removing 

(III) TAMES ROSS GILMORE (born tions in the Savannah River plat 

at Chambersburg), son of William and during the Rebellion. While on staff duty 
Martha (Kirby) Gilmore, was educated at lie took part in the siege of Charli 
the Chambersburg Academy. A tier leav- was with the first Union Officers v 
ing school he was engaged with the engineer- tered that city and Fort Sumter at tl 
ing department of the old Franklin Railroad, render, Feb. 28, 1865. At the close ■ ■! the 
now the Cumberland Valley Railroad, lie war. during the peri 
afterward went to Philadelphia ami became served in Charleston, S. C, under M 
a clerk in the Union Bank. In 1861, at the Daniel E. Sickles, a- department quarter- 
breaking out of the Civil war he was a vol- master and was thus engaged at the time 
unteer in the United States service, becom- his muster out. Captain Gilm 
ing an assistant in the United States Military vetted major and lieutenai I 
Telegraph Corps. He assisted in building all for "meritorious services and 
the telegraph lines that connected the military cation to duty." He remained in the 
camps with the capital, had charge of the ice after the clo I war until N 
first outpost office established in the army, her, 1866, when he was honorably 1: 
and became Superintendent of the Corps in out. Later he again entered 
July, 1861. He returned to Chambersburg under Maj. Gen. Q. A. Gillmorc, w 
in the winter of 1861, and in the summer of he served in the Engineer 1 ' 
1862 he volunteered as a private in C^m- the Army on duty in < 

pany A, 126th 1'. V. I. lie was with his building of the fortifications in New York 

company at Antietam and with Headquar- Harb :i the South Atlantic 

ters Sth Army Corps during the campaign and the river and harlj ir impi 

ending with the battle of Fredericksburg, South Carolina, Georgia ami Fin 

Dec. \-\, 1862. After the battle of Freder- Gilmore's connection wit 

icksburg he was ordered to Washington for 11 re 1 ted twenty-two years, i8( 

duty in the War Department under the im- was then transferred to Detroit, 

mediate orders of the Secretary of War. He ing under the orders ■ i I 

remained in Washington until the spring of Major General. l.v 

1863, when he was ordered i<> Fortress Mon- harbor improvements • 

roe, Va., and thence to New hem. N. C. Like Michigan, 1SSS-92. In th< 

where he served during the siege and the he returned to Chambersburg 

rellow lever epidemic. In November, iNo_i, ily, where he has since lived in reti 

1 e was appointed a captain of United States 1 le t 1 k an active part in the celcl 

Volunteers, and assigned to the staff of Ma- the centennial anniv< 

jc r-General John G. Foster, I*. S. A . and burg Academy in 1897. and v 

la.er to that >>\ Major-General Quincy A. spirit of the Congress 

Ci'lmoie, U. S. A. lie was also tern- Society of America up 

porarily attached to the staff <^i Gen- meeting at Chambei 1901. 

eral Sherman, and was with him dur I c original mcml 

ing the siege and at the capture of Savannah, linn} llistoi 

Immediately alter the tall of (he city he was of the CX( 



242 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 

1898-1902, and a Vice President, 1903. In Creek in Lancaster county, Pa. There wcr 

politics he is a Republican. He is a trustee Guths in Brecknock township, Lanca^ 

of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, county, as early as 171 1, and there 

Chambersburg, Pa. ; a director of the Cham- doubt that it was from that localit) 

bersburg Hospital; a member of the New Good (Guth) removed to western M 

York Commandery of the Military Order of The land lie purchased in 1765 comprise 

the Loyal Legion of the United States; and Good's Choice, with an area of 163 : 

of George Washington Post No. 103, G. originally embraced in Skipton-on-Cravei 

A. R., New York City. He is also a mem- and Luck, a tract of 100 acre-, formerly ii 

her of the Army and Navy Club of New eluded in the Resurvey of Well Taught Ii-. 

York; the Union of the Titans, New York; lived in a log house that .-•." td on the banl 

the United Service Club, Philadelphia; of the Little Antietam, near the present resi- 

the Society of the Army of the Potomac; dence of Harvey J. Hortel; on the c 

the Scotch-Irish Society of America, ami side- of the creek was a sawmill i: 

the Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish Society. Col- lion as early as 1772. Mr. G 

one! Gilmore married in 1872, Harriet LI- owned 350 acres of land embracing thc>e 

liott Beatty, daughter of James and Isabella improvements at the 1 ■ Little 

Elliott; they have issue. Antietam with Antietam, and there he rc- 

j. Walter Beatty was graduated sided until 1 7X7, when I 
from the Chambersburg Academy, 1893, to Joseph Long, his son-in-law, and re- 
mind from Princeton University in 1897 with moved to Huckleberry Hall, a tract several 
the degree of B. A., and he is now an attor- miles distant in the vallej of the Li; 
ney-at-law at Chambersburg. Antietam. There he died i: 

2. William Blair was graduated from i»g his wife. Barbara, and the I 

the Chambersburg Academy in 1897, from children: 
Peekskill Military Academy in 1898, and 1. John. 

from Princeton University with the degree 2. Anna married Peter Long! 

of L. S. in [902. lie is engaged in engi- 3. Elizabeth married J 

neering work in West Virginia. 4. Barbara married Peter V. 

5. Catherine married Pe 

DAVID M. UOOl), Jr., one of the comer. 
leading citizens of Waynesboro, and prcsi- (>. |aC0B 

dent ^i the Geiser Manufacturing Company, 7. Mary married Christian i 

was born Dec. 21, 1849, m Leitersburg, s. Christian v 11l 

Washington L\\, Md., and in 1864 accom- () . Abraham. 

panied his parents on their removal to (Ji) CHRjSTIAN GOOD, - n 

Hagerstown, where he resided until 1S73, Jacob, and great-grandfather of our s 

the year he came to Waynesboro. was born Feb. js. 175/. ami 

(1) JACOB GOOD, the great-great- farming in Lcitersburj 

grandfather of David M. Good, Jr.. was .1 Co., Md., where he owned 220 acres of la 

resident of Leitersburg District, Washington which he sold in 1S17 1 - 

Co.. Md., as early as 1705, and he was hi- son-in-law, lie died Dec JJ. 18 

probably a descendant of Hans Good worthy, pious member of 1 

(Guth), who settled south i^i Conestoga faith. His wife Barbara, was bom < 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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1759, and died May [6, 1 8 1 3. Their chil- 
•dren were as follows: 

1. Christian (III). 

2. Peter. 

3. Abraham. 

4. Jacob. 

5. John. 

6. David. 

7. Elizabeth married Henry Funk. 

8. Nancy married Peter Newcomer. 

9. Barbara married Stephen Martin. 
(Ill) CHRISTIAN GOOD (2), 

grandfather of David M. Good, Jr., was 
born Nov. 18, 1783, in the Leitersburg Dis- 
trict, and in 18 13 he purchased the farm in 
Washington town-hip. Franklin Co., Pa., 
upon which Midvale Station, on the Western 
Maryland railroad, is located and which is 
now owned by his grandson, Jacob F. Good. 
There he resided until his death, Jan. 2, 
1863. He married Kli.'abeth, daughter of 
Michael Stover, and they had horn to them 
•these children : 

i. David M. (IV). 

2. Henry. 

3. Christian. 

4. Jacob S. 

5. Daniel F. 

6. Christiana married Jacob Funk. 

7. SARAH married Samuel Welly. 

8. Mary. 

(IV) DAVID M. GOOD, Sr., son of 
'Christian Good (_>). and father of David 
M. Good, Jr., was born Nov. 30, 1S13. at 
Midvale, Washington township, Franklin 
Co.. 1'a.. and was educated al the academy 
at York, Pa. At the age of eighteen years 
he entered the store ^\ Henry Smith, of 
Waynesboro, as salesman, and for one year 
he was similarly employed at Massillon. 
Ohio. In 1S40 he embarked in a gei 
mercantile business at Leitersburg, Mil., in 
partnership with Charles A. Fletcher, and 
there he continued until iS;_\ when he re- 



moved to Old Forge, in Chewsville District, 
where he owned .and operated a farm and 
mill. From 1867 to [870 he was engaged in 
the general business in Hagerstown, Md., 
during which period he resided at Leiters- 
burg. In 1870 he located at Waynesboro. 
where he died (Jet. 20. 1885. 

In 1839 David M. Good married Mar- 
garet B. Davison, who died in 1841. In 
[842 he married (second) Mary M.. daugh- 
ter of Henry and Elizabeth (Stehman) 
Dietrich, who still survives. The children 
bom to this union are: 

i. Allen. 

2. Milton D. 

3. Stehman Y. 

4. Preston O. 

5. David M. (V). 

6. Henry W. 

7. Mary K. married Dr. J. B. Ambei 
son. 

8. Titus S. 

9. Genora B. 

10. Victor B. 

11. Lit lian married Joseph * ' 
ton. 

(V) DAVID M. GOOD. Jr.. came to 
Waynesboro some thirty ye - i{ 
ing the dry-goods firm ^i Price ;. 
in the capacity of .a salesman. Aftei 
years of faithful service his reliability I 
uprightness of character enabled him I 
chase Mr. Price's interest in the bus 
through Mr. Price's willingness ept the 

young man's personal obligations. It' I 

watched his career, and his faith in the 
young merchant was fully justified, as every 
note was paid before it came Auc 
o\ Hocflich & Good did a large business. It 
afterward became the firm of Good. F 
& Ungcr, Mr. Hoeflich retiring and 
moving up to the head of iN 
firm. At a later dale M: ' i his 

interest, and after a pleasure tour :' 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



the West he entered the collecting depart- 
ment of the Frick Company, and .spent two 
more years in the South and West, on col- 
lections and adjustments for this Company. 
He then bought Mr. Unger's interest in the 
former business, which was continued suc- 
cessfully under the title of Besore v v : I 1, 

the latter finally selling his interest to .Mr. 
Besore, who continued the business. 

In 1897, in association with his brother, 
V. B. Good, our subject purchased the stock 
of merchandise of J. F. Durbin, and shortly 
after the formation of the firm of G od 
Brothers D. M. Good, Jr., entered the serv- 
ice of the Geiser Mfg. Co., first as collector, 
then as general manager, being now presi- 
dent. On account of other increasing busi- 
ness interests he withdrew from the firm of 
Good Brothers. Mr. Good is well known 
throughout the United States and enjoys the 
esteem and confidence of all his acquain- 
tances. He is a self-made man. and gained 
his first substantial start in life through his 
own thrift and industry. As president of the 
great corporation he represents he is ! nit 
filling a position for which he laid the 
foundations in early years, by thoroughness, 
perseverance, faithfulness and integrity. 

In )(;oj Mr. Good became one oi the 
organizers, director and firr-t vice president 
of the Chambersburg, Gettysburg, \\ '.■■■ 
boro Electric Railway Company, lie is 
one of the organizers and directors of the 
People's National Bank of Waynesboro, and 
president of the Waynesboro Board of Trade 
and various industries i>\ Waynesboro. In 
politics he is a stanch Republican. In re- 
ligion he is a member of the \Vayneslx">ro 
Presbyterian Church, in which he has filled 
various church offices. 

Mr. Good married Mrs. Josephine A. 
Funk, oi Waynesboro, Pa., daughter of Dr. 

R. M. French, of Fayetteville, Pa. Hi 

riajjc has been Messed with one daurrhtcr. 



Mary Peal ' '•■■■ d, 1 if Waj 
now in I 

Mr. Good is a si !f-mad< 
of nnbroki 1 success 1 
tireless energy and 

in both 
public life. His molt 
useful are successful." Mr. G 
to Waynes! over thirty 

w ithi ait a dollar, and 
perscveraiK e has won 
and enviable posil 
Geiser Manufacturing Comp 
if not the largest, 
its kind in the world. A -' 
he returned from a tlu.ee . 
Euri pc and Asia, in the inte • 
pany of which hi 
recentl 

National \ssocial 
facturers of the 
tion re] r ?; 

vested c; pital. 1 le s< . 
1 if America's Pit .'. nx of '"< 
dustry." 

CROFr FAMILY. 
KRAFFT 1 I 

Worms, Germany, in 1 71 : 
ers \'.i'ie\ lowi 
iSoj 1. pr< ' 

tin ship "\\ 
dam, landing at I 
On the same vc 

it is believed, was 
erick. The traditi' mi 
that soon aft< 

they came up the Cnml 
through Shi| 
bersburg, where 
graveyard of the F; 

1 hurch. 1 Icre I 
audi - 

facoh fin 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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State. Besides Frederick and Johan Jacob 
KraH't, who emigrated in 1738, there were 
two others, apparently brothers, Frederick 
and Heinrich Krafft, who came on the ship 
"Shirley," landing Sept. 5, 1751. That 
these two were not the brothers who found 
a temporary home in the Falling Spring 
cave is indicated, if not proved, by another 
Krafft tradition, which is that while the 
brothers were living in the cave, there was a 
■death in the Chambers family. The only 
.known death in that family before 174$ was 
the demise of Sarah Patterson Chambers, 
the first wife of Col. Benjamin Chambers, 
.the founder of Chambersburg. A Frederick 
Krafft was one of the earliest German set- 
tlers in Guilford township, where he took up 
land as early as 1749. It is probable that 
.this Frederick Krafft was Johan Frederick 
Krafft, who emigrated on the ship "Sam- 
uel," landing at Philadelphia, Aug. 311. 1737. 
This land, known for many years as a Keller 
farm, was southeast of the Bonbrake lands, 
.the latter ]>cing contiguous t" Grindstone 
Hill Church. That this Frederick and Fred- 
•erick Krafft of the cave are not identical is 
shown by a release for these lands executed 
by Frederick Krafft and Elizabeth, his wife, 
•of Frederick Co., Md., and Jacob Harsh- 
berger and Margaret, his wife. March jo, 
1796. In this release it is said that the fa 
ither of Frederick and Margaret, the grant- 
ors, died "undispOSSessed" of these lands. 
Frederick Krafft, the ancestor of the Krafft 
family named at the beginning ^>\ this arti- 
cle obtained an order lor survey for 292 
acres oi laud in Guilford township. April o. 
1768. The survey was made Sept. 14, 1708. 
This land was north of the YYitherspooti 
farm, now owned by lion. John \Y. YYither- 
spooti, and nearly a mile easl of the Cham 
bersburg and Greencastle road. Mi. Krafft 
sold it to John Miller. May 1. 1770. and 
thirty years afterward it became the property 



of Miller's grandson, Christian Miller. Later 
Mr. Krafft bought from Henry S'aryock, 
of Chambersburg, a farm in Brothers Val- 
ley township, in what is now Somerset coun- 
ty. The agreement for the purchase was 
dated Nov. 3. 1792, and he was a taxable 
in that township in 1790. 

Mr. Krafft married (first). Oct. 15, 
1730, Anna Barbara Sallade (died March 

29, 1740) ; they probably had a son i 

ick. He married (second) April 29. 1746, 
Maria Margarctta Kusien 1 died Marc'.', 14, 
1772, and they had issue: 

1. John Pktek, born Feb. 23. '-747- 

2. Anna Dokotmea (born Oct. 24, 
1748) married Philip W'egerline, or . 

ley. 

3. Anna Barbara (born Ja 
1 731) married George Coleman. 

4. John Martin, born May 21, 1752. 

5. John Valentine, born March 2, 

1754- 

0. Eva (born Dec. 22. 17501 married 
Martin Fightner, and they had issue: John 
and Martin. 

7. Abraham, bom March 2;. 175) 

8. Catharine Elizabeth (born 
March 1. 1761) married Jonathan Harry, 
and they had a s< m, John. 

9. David (II). 

Mr. Krafft married (third) May 6. 
1 770. Anna Maria I'. 

30, 1 770 > , but had no issue. 
ill) DAVID CROFT .1 

1705 died Dec. 18, 1845 >, son ol 

crick and Maria M. (Kusien) Krafft. 

four farms in Hamilton township, near 

Emanuel Church, on one of whic 

lie married Catharine I'nangst (b • 

o. 1 ; o.. died Aug 10. 1834 

Andrew L'nangst: they had 

1. Davtd (III). 

John, born Aug, ('. 1702. died un- 
man ied. Dec. 20. 1817. 



246 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

3. Catharine (burn Feb. 18, 1794) Thomas township for service in the 
married William .Miller. war, and was generous in :.:- assistance 1 

4. Abraham (bom in 1801— died on the soldiers' families. In politics he 
April 16, 1885), inherited one of his father's Democrat and his good judgment and hi 
farms in Hamilton township, lie married honor caused him to l>e ca!!t 

Nov. 2, 1826, Catharine Ross (born in 1808 quently to arbitrate <::::• 1 

■ — died Nov. jo, 1891), daughter of ' .<•■ rge neighbors. His success was the n 

Ross; they had issue: John Ross, David, his own efforts. Mr. Croft married Mar- 

Elizabeth, Drusilla Catharine, Mary Jane, tha Wertz 1 born Oct. 23. lSid — died Jan. 

Sarah Ann and Charlotte. 6, 1903). daughter of Conrad and Anna 

5. Samuel (horn Jan. 17, [806 — died Mary (Cook) Wertz, of St. Thomas I 
April 21, 1839) was a farmer. He married ship. They had issue: 

Faust; they had one son, John F., 1. Samiki. i\">. 

horn July 31, 1838, died Feb. 10, 1902. 2. David (born Jan. 20. 1840 — died in 

(>. Elizabeth married Samuel Cold- 1892) married (first ra VV. Kim 

.smith. and had issue: William H.; J. In:::: 

7. Mary married Jacob Keckman, and Harry C. : M. Myrtle; Ida G 
lived at Canton, Ohio. He married (second) Mrs. E:. 

8. Margaret married Abraham John- David Croft was a member of the 1 6th Pa. 
son, and removed to Ohio. Cav. for three years in the Civil war. and 

(III) DAVID (.'KOFI" (horn April 7, was discharged at the expiration of his term 
1788 — died Feb. 2, 1818), son of David and of enlistment. 

Catharine (Unangst) Croft, was a farmer in 3. John (bom June 2 842 mar- 
Hamilton township. He married Mary ried (first) Clara Gelwicks 
Magdalena Coble (bom Aug. 29, 1792— St rock, and had on< .. '; W. 
died Jan. 15, [853), and they had issue: 4. George VV. (bom Aug. 6, 

1. John (IV). was a soldier in the Civil war. He married 

2. Sarah (born about 1813) married Sarah Jane Walker, and had ildren. 
John Brindle, and removed to Indiana ; their John W.. M. D.; Clarence; and Martha 
eldest son, Samuel, born before their rem- Elizabeth. 

moval, remained with his grandmother in 5. Ad 

St. Thomas township. Dec. 22, 1846. 

(IV) JOHN CROFT (bom Aug. 0. 6. Mary F. (1x>rn Feb. 18. 

1815 — died Feb. 9, 1892), son of David and married !)<.,-. 25, 1867, John \V. Cell 

Mary M. (Coble) Croft, was a wagoner in (bom Dec. 24, 1844), who served 

h-!s young days from Baltimore In Pitts- Company 1>. <>th Pennsylvania Rcscn 

burgh, and later n tanner, at the time of his in the Civil war. and ret ■ 1 I to 

death owning three large farms. He served Kansas in 1878. They had 

as assessor and school director in St. Thomas Martha Ellen, John F. Gc rge C, Daniel 

township, and held oilier township offices. E., Charles \\\ 

He was a member of the Lutheran Church King, Martin Luther, Man V • . Christian 

at Si. Thomas, and for main years a mem- 11. and Samuel VV. 

her of the official board. He was very act- 7. Ra< hei C. (tx m June 22, 1850) 

ive in raisin;; the quota of soldiers from St. married George VV 



BIOGRAPHICAL AXXALS OP FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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Homer, Ethel, Janet, John C. ami Martha. 

8. Daniel C. (VI). 

9. Charlotte E. (born Aug. 31, 
1855) married William J. Clark. No issue. 

(V) SAMUEL CROFT (born in St. 
Thomas township, Nov. it), 1836), son of 
John and Martha (Wertz) Croft, was edu- 
cated in the public schools of St. Thomas 
township, and studied at Pennsylvania Col- 
lege, Gettysburg, 1857-58. He afterward 
studied medicine, and was graduated M. D. 
at the Medical Department of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, in 1863. He began 
the practice of his profession at St. Thomas, 
but enlisted Aug. <), 1862, in Company 11, 
J 26th P. V. I., in which he served until 
bis discharge, May jo, 1863. After his re- 
turn from the army he resumed the practice 
of medicine at St. Thomas, which he con- 
tinued until 1865, when be entered the Sus- 
quehanna University at Selinsgrove for a 
theological course, lie was graduated in 
186X, and was licensed 111 June, of that year, 
when he entered the ministry of the 
Lutheran Church at Pinegrove, Center coun- 
ty, lie served the Greenwood mission in 
Perry county, 1868-69; the charge at Kartli- 
aus, Clearfield county, 1869-72; at Wilmore, 
Cambria county, 1S72-73; at Cassville, 
Huntingdon county, 1875-80; and at Mc- 
Alavey's Fort, 1880 Si. where he also prac- 
ticed medicine. lie was afterward at the 
Stone Valley charge, Huntingdon county, 
where he remained live years, where lie also 
practiced medicine: he was called to the 
Grafton charge, Huntingdon county, but 
owing to failing health he resigned in 1S0.'. 
and returned to his father's faun in St. 
Thomas township then a pail ^i the un- 
divided estate. In 1895, he removed to the 
village of St. Thomas, where he engaged 
in mercantile business in partnership with 
bis brother John, until 1899, when lie came 
to Chambersburj* where he is encaged in 



the same business with bis son William H. 
Croft. Mr. Croft married Dec. 24, 
Anna Mary Embich, daughter of Henry 
Embich; they bad issue: 

1. Charles L. I born De< 17, 
married Amanda Smucker and has a son, 
Paul. 

2. Carrie L. (lxirn Aug. 21. 
married Irvin Croft and has two ch 
Chester A., and Ruth. 

3. Sarah E. I born April 10. 
died Aug. 3, 1868. 

4. Georci A. ( bom Au- 
is a photographer at Uniontown. He is 
unmarried. 

5. Maui ha Blanche i born Fel 
1871), married Frisby S. Bi 1 I they 
have issue: E. Frederick, Hubert \\'., ' 

]•".. and Mary B. 

6. William H. (bom Apt 

a grocer, married Ven ' has a 

daughter, Helen Bell. 

7. John C. (born Jan. 17. 
now at Fort Stanton. X. M 

penter and a leader of band at a sanitarium. 
1 le is unmarried. 

8. Walter S. thorn July 7. 

was a sergeant in Spanish-American War; 

later he enlisted in .17th. U. S 

sent to the Philippines. IK 

by special order to enter the Metio] 

Force at M nila, sen < 
resigned and came home via £ 
Alter spending two years in Calif irnia he 
came east and is now located in H 
low n. Md., where he is 1 . 
woi k. 1 le is unmarried. 

(VI) DANIEL CALVIN CROFT 
t bom in St, 1 In mias low • -'•>• 

1853), son of Join and Marti 
Croft, was educated in the 
under Prof. Samuel Gelwix, 

burg, and at the State N'on 
at Shippensburg, Previous lo < 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Normal School, lie taught a public school for 
two terms in St. Thomas township, and, 
after completing his course, for .seven terms. 
He then farmed for a number of years, was 
engaged in the creamery business for four 
years, and in the general merchandising 
business at Marion for ten years. In 
politics he is a Democrat. He served 
one term each as assessor and school di- 
rector in St. Thomas township. In 1902 he- 
was elected a County Commissioner of 
Franklin County, beginning his term in Jan- 
uary, 1903. In the spring of 1904 he re- 
moved to Chambersburg. He is a member 
of the St. Thomas Lodge, and the Chambers- 
burg Encampment I. O. O. F., and has 
passed all the chairs. He is also a member 
of the Knights of the (, olden Eagle, of St. 
Thomas, and of the Junior order of the 
American Mechanics, at Marion. lie is a 
member of the Lutheran Church, and is a 
deacon and has been the leader of the choir 
for more than thirty years. Mr. Croft mar- 
ried in 1878, Etta W. Sellers, daughter of 
George and Dorothy Sellers, of St. Thomas; 
no issue. 

POMEROY FAMILY. (I) GEl >RGE 
POMEROY (born probably in Ireland- 
died in Letterkenny township in 1770) was 
the first of the name to settle in the Cumber- 
land Valley, and was the ancestor of the 
Pomeroy family of Franklin county, lie 
was .1 taxable in old Lurgan in 1751. but 
lived in what is now Letterkenny township. 
The Pomeroy tradition is that their emigrant 
ancestor was Thomas Pomeroy, a merchant 
of Liverpool, who was seized in the street 
by a "Press gang" for service in the Royal 
Navy, hut succeeded in putting his captors 
to sleep by plying them with liquor, and mak- 
ing his escape to a merchant vessel in the 
harbor hound for America. There is no 
record evidence relating to Thomas, but the 



will of George Pomeroy, 1 i L tterl 

dated (>et. 5, 1773, and probated I 
Nov. 6, 1//6, proves that he was the ; 
nitor of the family. His name in hi 
is spelled Pumroy. The name in Eui 
always Pomeroy. The late Maj. Jo 
Pomeroy conjectured that Thomas P 
roy changed the spelling of his name 
disguise in case of pursuit; the inferei 
still stronger that he dropped the 1 
Thomas and called himself I 
'This spelling was retained by some mei 
of the family until 1856, when the return to 
the old form was made uniform. Mr. P 
roy married Margaret (surname unknown), 
who died on the Letterkennj I mestead, in 
1 ---. They had issue : 

1. Thomas (II). 

2. John (III). 

3. George remained on the horn 

He served with Cant. Join nnell's 

inarching company of Col. >mith'j 

battalion, in the camp.'.'. 

4. Elizabeth married CI 

5. Mary married Robert Reed. 

6. Hannah married h^'rw V 

7. Margaret married Da 

8. Isabel married John Cam 
(II) THOMAS POM1 

in 1737, -died September, 

George and Margaret Pomei 

farmer, and lived on a large farm tl 

owned two miles east ' 

the Indians made a raid N'orl 

Mountain, and hi- wife and tv 

were killed by the savages. He wenl 

morning a short distance from tl 

shoot a deer, and it was during his absence 

that the massacre occui red \ . 

rary account says that Mrs. ■ was 

scalped, one of her aims broken and 

skull fractured by the blow of : t »ma 

These victims of ■ 

on the eastci 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

over their graves the barn of the late John settlers of the region. Jle was Lieut 
A. Rebuck was subsequently built. A few Colonel of the First Battalion, We-;; 
years ago, in a small cleared space at the land County Associators, and was so tin- 
margin of the woods, a pile of stones indi- guished in resisting the inroads of I 
cated the location of Thomas Pomeroy's res- dians during the Revolutionary per: ■ 
idence. Mr. Pomeroy was a large, heavy he became popularly known as 
man, which is characteristic of his descend- Killer." He took command a: . 
ants. Jt is a tradition that he was so fat nier, Oct. 31. 1777, and was very 
that he was a burden to himself. His shirt promoting the efficiency of Fort !'■ 
collar was half a yard wide. His warrants Fort Wallace, near which he live.';. On 
for land were dated Dec. 17, 1767, 1 17 acres, April 2, 1781, Col. Archibald Lochrey re- 
102 perches; and Oct. 14, 1775, 176 acres ported that he had just returned from bury- 
22 perches. Mr. Pomeroy was twice mar- ing a man scalped and killed a; (. 
ried. He married (second) in 1768, Mary Pomeroy's house; that another m 
Graham (born March 5, 1747 — died April, missing and all of Pomeroy's el • 
1815), daughter of Francis and Mary Gra- been carried off. In 1785 Colo; 
ham. Thomas and Mary (Graham) Pome- was one of the c;. 
roy had issue: county seat for Westmoreland count 

1. John (IV). a Justice of tin.- Peace he had tl 

2. Thomas was engaged in boating on of the people, and tl menti 
the Mississippi; he died in New Orleans of neighbors were often referred t 1 '. 
yellow fever. settlement without 

3. Charles (died in 18.25) was a the summer he would dispense ; 
farmer near Roxbury. He married in May, a large oak tree near his dwelling. 
1807, Mary Holliday. They had issue: trict where he lived is still known as "] 

Thomas, John, Charles W., Margaret and roy's Plains." Mr. Pomeroj 

Elizabeth (married May 12, 1835, Michael warrant and survey May 20. 176S 

Gamble). twenty-four acres of land on the 

4. Francis went to Kentucky; he left net, in Leltcrkenny township. He 
daughters but no sons. Hannah Graham, daughlei 

5. George went to Kentucky; he left Mary Graham. They had 
sons and daughters. 1. Francis went to WoosU 

6. Joseph went to Kentucky; he left 2. |ohn (VI). 
'•descendants. 3, George went to Wa - 

7. James, born February, 1770. 4. Thomas went to Wo >l 

8. Margaret married John Adams. 5. Margaret. 

9. Elizabeth married John White 6. Mary married James ( 
(V). (IV) JOHN POMEROY 

10. Mary married John Caldwell; they Lurgan township. Feb, 25, 

went to Kentucky. 1818), .-on of Thomas and Mary (G 

(III) JOHN POMEROY. son of Pomeroy, was a farmer, and al 

■George and Margarcl Pomeroy, went to his death was living on a far:;; 

Westmoreland county before the Revolution, hi- father in-law in Southam| I 

and wielded great power among the early He wa- a captain in the Pen;; 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



tin. As a citizen lie was a man of genial 
manners, industrious habits and strict integ- 
rity. He was taken ill while on the return 
journey of a trip to Baltimore with his 
wagon, was brought to Shippensburg in a 
sleigh, and died at the house of his brother- 
in-law, David Nevin. Mr. Pomeroy mar- 
ried May 12, 1794, Elizabeth Nevin (horn 
Dec. 4, 1771 — died in iSjG), daughter of 
Daniel and Margaret Williamson (Rey- 
nolds) Nevin. They had issue : 

1. Daniel Nevin (VII). 

2. Mary, born Oct. 5, 1798, died un- 
married, July 23, 1857. 

3. Thomas (VI II). 

4. Joseph (IX). 

5. John Nevin (X). 

6. William Reynolds (XI). 

(V) ELIZABETH POMEROY (died 
in 1840), daughter of Thomas and Mary 
(Graham) Pomeroy, married John White 
(died in 1818), son of John White, of "Cul- 
bertson's Row." He was a farmer on the 
farm on which his father lived and died. 
John and Elizabeth (Pomeroy) While had 
issue : 

1. Samuel Eaton (kirn in 1806 
died March 17. 1871), a manufacturer of 
woolen goods, married in 1838, Nancy 
Burns (born March [4, 1S11 — died Oct. 22, 
i<)O-0. daughter of Jeremy and Sarah 
(Renfrew) Burns. They had issue: Jer- 
emy Burns (born Jan. 31, 1841), member 
of the State Legislature, 1885 86, married 
Mary E. Byers ; Emma S. married John Ken- 
nedy; and Nannie married Hiram George. 

2. EBENEZER went to Ohio. 

3. Thomas POMEROY. 

4. John. 

5. Mary married J. 1 tarvey Allen. 

6. Ei iZABi 111 ni.ui ied John Gillan 
[Cilia. 1 Family]. 

(VI ) JOHN POMEROY, son of Col. 
John and Hannah (Graham) Pomeroy, re- 



moved from Westmoreland I 
Lawrence county. He married J 
and they had issue: 

1. John (XII). 

-■. I mom as ( died in 1 >' 7 ."- 
her of the State Legislature in 
1847, and was for fifteen years ai 
Judge of Lawrence county. He w; 
elder of Neshannock Presbyterian C 
at New Wilmington, 1845-78. He married 
Elizabeth Phillip • and 

Mary Phillips. They had issue: ' 
Calvin: Elizabeth married Andrew Mai 
Mary married Mr. Kendricks; Ruth E 
Augusta P. married Rev. Dr. J. M. \ 

3. William. 

4. Joseph S. was gradual ' 

son College, Canonsburg, in 1846. He has 

'•ecu past f Presb; terian churci 

Virginia, since 1849, and now lives at Fair- 
view. He married Isabel Gi Thev 
had issue: John B.. a Presbyter: 
at Antwerp. Ohio ; Myra ; Ella ; S 
Chester died at Easi Liverpool. 

5. Maria (born July 4. ■ 

( tii si ) John McK( n, and had i< 
William. John Porter, Hannah 
Mary Elizabeth. She married (« 
Donaldson, and 1 third ) Mr. Bl 
lives at New Wilm 

6. Kksiaii in irried Jan 
they had issue ; |«~1| t married : 
son : and Jane mai ried Isaac I 

(VII) DANIEL NEVIN P< ' 
(born in Lurgan township. Feb. 7. 17 
died Feb. 8, 182; 

bcth 1 Nc\ in I Pomeroy, learned llu 
of a tanner and ( it was jntei I ' 

in his apprenticeship, by the d< 
father and C01ll|J ■ I 

through family exigencies. In v 
j.;. in 1".- iness at his irade ••• f 
and in 182 3 - •' • 

belonged to his father-in-law. !■ 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. _. :r 

He successfully conducted llie business until education at Tuscarora Acaden 

his death, which came in the flower of man- and was graduated at Lafayette I 

hood. Mr. Pomeroy married Jan. 15, 1822, Easton, in 1857. He taught a private « 

Jane Means (born Nov. 7, 1804 — died for two years, and then entered the J 

March i, 1830), daughter of John and Mary ical Seminary at Princeton and was 

(Patterson) Means. They had issue: ated in 1S61. He was licensed 

1. John Means (XIII). bytery of Carlisle, April 10th, . 

2. Elizabeth Nkyin. born July 14. by the Presbytery of Lcwe 

1825, died March 15, 1900. In 1862 he entered the army as chaplr. 

(VIII) THOMAS I'OMEROY (horn the 3d Pennsylvania Keservi 
near Roxbury, Franklin Co., July 11, [801 with the regiment until it was di- 
— died Jan. 13, 1871 ), son of John and Eliz- in June. 1864, and was afterward chapla 
abeth (Nevin) Pomeroy, learned the trade the 198th P. V. I., until the close 01*1 
of a tanner with his uncle, William Reynolds, Mr. Pomeroy was pastor of Upper ' 
and engaged in business on his own account Presbyterian Church, 1865-75; I 
at Roxbury in his early manhood. The tan- N. J., 1875-84; of the Central Pn 
nery was the gift of his granduncle, John Church, Chambersburg, 1884-89. He mar- 
Williamson, of Charleston, S. C, a wealthy ried Jan. [8, 1869, Mary H. Moore, d; 
bachelor. Later he embarked in merchan- ter of Robert and P. Allen (Gil 
dising and lumbering in addition to conduct- of Danville. They have issue: Robert 
ing- the tanners. He invested extensively Moore, born April 20, 1870, died 
in land and left a large estate. In politics 1870; Ann Elizabeth, born Aug-. 16. 1871; 
Mr. Pomeroy was a Whig and Republican. Thomas Wilson, bom Feb. 4, 
He was a County Commissioner of Franklin Moore, born Nov. 29, 1875; S 1 hi 
county, 1845-8, and an Associate Judge, born Nov. 1 2, 1878; Helen and 
"851-56. Judge Pomeroy was a man of 3. Stephen Wii- 
fine presence, courteous in manner, and of Dec. 16, 1836) was educated at Tusc 
strict integrity. He died suddenly while Academy, and was graduate 
seated in bis chair. Judge Pomeroy mar- College in 1861. Altei leavi > 
ried March 18, 1832, Mary Ann Wilson served nine months in Company II. 1 -'.'<■ 
(born May 30. 1811- died Dec. 8. 1882), P. V. 1. He entered, tin 
daughter of Col. Stephen and Mary (Cul logical Seminary, and was g 
bertson) Wilson. They had issue: 1800 He was licensed t 

1. Mary Jane (born Pec. 8. 1S32) Presbytery of Carlisle, and served 
married Aug. 10. i860, Samuel Davidson gations at Harrisburg, iJ 

Herron, for many years cashier of the Fourth nellsburg, Green llill and Wells \ 

National Bank, Pittsburgh. They had issue : 1868-71 : al Newton. Hamilt 

Thomas Pomeroy, born ]wnc 12, [861 ; Union, 1871-78. and Shirleyshurg, iJ 

Charles, bom Jan. 29, 1803; Andrew Wil married Nov. 27. 1867, Eupl 

son, born June 6, 1865; Anna Mary, bom Smith (lK>rn Pec. 15, 18 

July 25, 1871, died Jan. 13. 1872: and C01 Sdas F and Elizabeth (Wiei S 

neh.i Davidson, bom Jan 8, 1873. have issue: twin daughters. l<o;; 

2. John J \v (bom Sept 8. 1834 1869. died the same • 

died Pec. 1, 1889) received his preparatory bom June 9, 1871 ; Anna Mary. l»or 



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13, 1874; Silas Smith, burn April 4, 1876; which he was cashier until 1894. He then 

.and Euphemia Wier, horn May 11, 1879. became cashier of the Port Ro; 

4. Thomas, born Jan. 15, 1839, died which he was mainly instrumental i 
Jan. 5, 1862. in;,' under the firm name of Pi 

5. Andrew A. (born Sept. 10, 1841 — He is a member of its board of directors 
■died March 31, 1805; was educated in the also a director of the Juniata Valley Bank, 
public schools and at the Fayetteville Acad- and of the First National Ban! 

emy. Eie enlisted in Company 11, 126th P. burg. In politics he is a Republican. He 

V. I., Aug. _\ 1862. In October he was was a member of the State Legislature, 188 

prostrated with camp fever and was com- 84, and again in 1901-02. He marries 

pelled to return home, but rejoined his regi- March 20, 1S79, Ellen B. Crawford, dautjh- 

ment in February, 1863, was with it in the ter of Dr. E. L). Crawford, of MifHintown. 

battle of Chancellorsville, and was wounded They have issue: Mary Wilson, Darwin 

May 3, 1803. He was mustered out with Crawford, Gertrude Murray, Ellen Cnlbert- 

his regiment May 22, 1863. Later he en- son and Pamelia Jackman. 
tered the 198th P. V. 1., as first lieutenant, (IX) JOSEPH POMEROY 

and was killed while leading his company at near Roxbury, Oct. 18. 1804 — died at Acad- 

White Oak Road. emia, Sept. 21, 1874), son of John and Efiz- 

0. Elizabeth born Jan. 22, 1844, died abeth (Nevin) Pomet >y, learned merchan- 

Aug. 25, 184s. dizing in the store of Stephen ( 

7. Alexander Wilson (born at Rox- Shippensburg, and afterward conducted a 
bury, Aug. 4, 1846) received a business edit- store at Concord for thre< 

cation, and was engaged in mercantile pur- David Nevin. With his 1 William 

suits at Roxbury until 187Q, when he opened P.. he purchased tins store in 1829. In 1835 

a dry goods store in Chambersburg, and was he boi brother's interest, but in 184J 

a member of the dry goods linn of Pomeroy he entered into partnership with \\ ': 

& Mackey until 1901, when he retired. He and John M. 1' I l reeled a 

is now living at Bridgeport, Ohio. Mr. tannery near Concord. This partnership 

Pomeroy married Mary P. Walker (born was dissolved in 1847, Joseph Pomeroy tak- 

Nov. -'5, 1850 died May 1. [902) daughter ingover the tannery, which he 

of Capt. John II. and Caroline (Elliott) his death. In 185 1 he ;<. :. 

Walker. They had issue: Andrew, drowned Juniata county, wl ere he remained. He a< 

at Bridgeport, Ohio, May -7, no,;, aged quired .1 large estate for that per 

seventeen years; and Panic and Julia. politics he was active as a Whig ..: 

8. Anna Elizabeth, born Ian. 17, lican. lie was county auditor f 
1840. died Nov. i, 1849. ,m County, 183,; 3". and a memb 

9. William Culbertson (born Nov. Legislature in 1841. In 1850 h< 
24, 1851) was educated in the public schools first Republican cai 

and at the Tuscarora Academy. \s a youth the district of which Juniata and Franklin 

he served in his father's store, and the knowl counties wen- a part, but was 1 

edge thus acquired was supplemented by a Wilson Rcilly, the Democratic candid 

course at a business college. He then entered 1861 he was < 

the Juniata Bank as a clerk. In 1870 he was Juniata county, being the only can 

transferred to the branch at Port Royal, of the Republican I lectcd. He 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



2':.1 



was a man of great force of character and 3. Samuel Crawford il*.rn 

unusual business ability. Judge Pomeroy 1N51 ) married Agnes \'an Dvkc. 
married (first) July 11, 1826, Eleanor Ma- 4. Mary married Dr. Da\iii Ma< 

clay (bom March 29, 1807 — died July 15, [Maclay Family]. 
1846), daughter of Robert and Arabella Judge Pomeroy married <• 

(Erwin) Maclay. They had issue: ] &57, Mrs. Jane Eleanor McGinlcy 

1. John Nevin (born at Concord, Sept. N T ov. 17. 1866), daughter of D 
26,1833 — died Oct. 10. 1902) was educated Eleanor (Herron) Maclay, and wid 
at Tuscarora Academy, and afterward en- John McGinley; and (fourth) A 
gaged in mercantile pursuits with his father 1868, Mary Stewart (died Jan. 31. 
at Academia. He was subsequently in the (X) JOHN NEVIN POME 
wholesale drygo ids business in Philadelphia (horn near Roxbury, Feb. 12, 

with his cousin, John M. Pomeroy. During in Washington, D. C, April 24, 

the Civil war he was clerk to Major Pome- of John and Elizabeth 1 Nevin) I 

roy, a paymaster in the army. After the was graduated at Jefferson l 

war he was for five years an Inspector of onsburg, in 1826, and at Princeton The 

Customs in Philadelphia, and then became a cal Seminary, in 1829. He served as 

merchant at Parkesburg. In 1875 lie re- sionary in North C 

turned to Academia to manage his father's the Scioia Gazette at Chillicothe 

estate, and in 1892 he removed to Chambers- in 1835, he returned to Penns 

burg, where he was notary public until his engaged in mercantile pursuits 

death. Mr. Pomeroy married Isabella J. ing until )K|-i. when he v 

Kelly, daughter of Col. William C. and clerkship in the War Dcpartn 

Sallie (Patterson) Kelly. They had no ried (first) July 24, 1832, 

issue: 1 died Feb. _. 1836 |, dai 

2. Arabella Erwin, born Nov. 28, Fulwilcr, of Landisburg, Pen 
1835, died April 12, 1839. They had issue: 

3. Elizabeth Nevin (horn Dec. 11, 1. William Fulwiler 
1837) married Jan. 5. 1857. Jeremiah 1834) was gr; Marsl 
Frankhouse, a farmer of Juniata county. Merccrsburg, in 1S52. 

The)- had issue: Joseph Pomeroy, Adrii -'. Julia A. (born J 

F., Eleanor Maclay, Elizabeth Nevin, Mary ried Sept. i(.. 1857. Samuel E S 

Stewart, Charles David, William Reynolds druggist at Columbus, 

and Agnes Van Dyke. issue: Mary Pomeroy, Can 

4. Robert Maclay, horn Aug. 19, Anna Maria. Julia Fulwiler, Ella 
1842, died July 27, 1845. Elizabeth Nevin and Florence i 

Judge Pomeroy married (second) May Mr. Pomeroy mar ru I 

5, 1847, \1111 B. Crawford (died Oct. u. 1843, Hannah S. Slcmmer, d 

1855), daughter of Dr. Samuel and 1 ydia Adam and M..; . micr. o 

town. She was .1 s stci • 

ohn T. Slcmmer. John N. and Hannah S 

roy had issue : 
49, died 1. Mari 

2. Joseph \. lioni Sept. 22, ■ v . • 



Craw for 


d. They 


had issue : 


1. 


Eleanor 


M. in. uric 


Noursc. 






2. I 


.VI'lA K., 


b ru Sept. 2 


Sept. 5, 


1 850. 





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JilOGRAPIIICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



•ducted the Saturday Local in Chambersburg, 
and was local editor of the Franklin Reposi- 
tory. 

3. Adam Slemmer (born July 9, 

1847) married Feb. 5, 1873. Margaret E. 

•Crawford, daughter of Dr. E. Darwin and 

Pamelia (Jackman) Crawford, of Mifflin- 

town. They have one daughter, Edith. 

(XI)WILLIAM REYNOLDS POME- 
ROY (horn at "Herron's Branch," Nov. 27, 
j8ri — died May 9, 1890), son of John and 
Elizabeth (Nevin) Pomeroy, learned the 
trade of a tanner and currier at Shippens- 
burg, and removed to Concord in 1829. He 
was engaged in merchandizing with his 
brother, Joseph, and his nephew, John M. 
Pomeroy, 1842-47. Mr. Pomeroy married, 
1845, Elizabeth Maclay (horn Jan. 23. 1819 
— died April 4. 1874). daughter of Robert 
and Arabella (Erwin) Maclay. They had 
issue : 

1. Arabella married James Diehl. 

2. Robert Maclay. 

3. Elizabeth Nevin. 

4. John. 

5. William. 

(XI h JOHN POMEROY, son of John 
and Jane (Porter) Pomeroy, was a pron 
nent citizen of Lawrence county, and like 
his grandfather was known as Col. John 
Pomeroy. lie married Eliza McGary, They 
had issue : 

l. Robert Porter (born Dec. 27. 
1843) enlisted in Company D, 131th P, V. 
L, Aug. 13. 1862, and was mustered out 
with the company, May 20. 1803. lie was 
County Commissioner of Lawrence county, 
1881 84; Assistant Sergeant-at Arms of the 
House of Representatives, at Harrisburg, 
189] : Postmaster of the House of Represen- 
tatives, 181)7: and a member of the Penn- 
sylvania Legislature, 1903-05. He was com- 
mander of the New Castle Lost. G. A. K.. 
1901-02. lie married Jan. 11. 1S70, Le- 



nora L. Fulkerson Hxjrn June . 
daughter of John C. and Eliza 1 Houk 
kerson, and they have issue: Mar 1 
horn April 21. 1871. married Sept. 15 
Frank Chapin, and has two children 1.. . 
nora and John Albert : John V. 
Oct. 27, 1874. married Aug. 4. I - ." 
Montgomery; Eliza Edna and Diana Myr- 
tilla. twins, horn Aug. 6, 1876, were 
educated at Westminster and Bryn 
Colleges. 

2. Mary Jane (born in 1848) married 
Clarke Shearer; no issue. 

3. Thomas (horn Ocl 
lived in Oregon. 

4. Fr.wi es E. ( bom in 1 - : 
ried Scott Mitchell, a Free 

ter, and they have issue: Harry and 
Pomeroy. 

5. Elizabeth mar; 
Orsdale, and li\ es at 1 tall is, 1 reg 
have issue: John, Alexand 
Robert, Pauline and Clarke. 

6. Myrtii.la manic' 

they have issue: Polly, Francis, Lena 
Jean. 

7. John W. was educated at West 
ster College an.' t •ed M. 1). • ■ 
Cleveland College ■:' 

lices lis pi • He 

married Lena !'• 

(XIII) JOHN ME \NS Pi 
1 horn Apt : ! i . 1 S 2 3 lie 

-1 'II of 1 )., : 

rov, l>eing left an orphan in his < 

hood, was reared in :' 1 I 

Joseph Pomeroy, at Concord His t 

tional ad\ .mi ijjes wei 

schools o\ ll 

a! an academy in Chambersburg. !!■ ■ 

he receive.' 

uncle's store, by which he was cquipp 

mercantile • most of : 

was devoted until he purcba 









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Repository, in Chambersburg, in 1X74. He (XIV) ALBERT NEVIN POMEROY 

had an interest in the tannery at Concord, (born in Philadelphia, May 27, r8; 1 
184.^-7. lie was afterward a merchant in of John M. and Rebecca (Kelly) Pi 
Philadelphia, and the virtual founder of the spent his early life in his native city 1 
town of Pomeroy, in Chester county. Mr. Pomeroy, a country home near Phil: 
Poineroy was a life long Whig and Repub- named after his father. He obtained his 
lican, and active in politics from his youth, education in private schools in Philadel 
He represented Franklin county in the Leg- phia, and at Parkesburg Academy. In Oc- 
islature in [846 and 1847; was a member tober, 1874, his father moved to Chambers- 
of the Common Council, in Philadelphia, in burg, having purchased the Franklin Rep <<- 
1851;; a delegate of the Republican National itory. Mr. Pomeroy resumed his sti 
Convention in i860, supporting Abraham the Chambersburg Academy, where he re- 
Lincoln; and a paymaster of volunteers for mained until 1870, when he was obi 
two years during the Civil war with the rank leave school to take charge of the Adams 
of major. In 1881-82, Major Pomeroy was Express office in Chambersburg, his 
again a member of the Legislature from having accepted the agency. In this 
Franklin county. Major Pomeroy married he continued until 1878, when he entered 
Dec. 9, 1846, Rebecca C. Kelly (born June the Repository office and worked at the 
15, 1829 — died Oct. 4, 1899), daughter of printing trade for a short period, after which 
Col. William C. and Sallie (Patterson) he became a reporter on the paper. 1 
Kelly. They had issue: his father associated with him in the 

1. DANIEL NEVIN, horn March 23, ness his two son>. John 11. and A. Nevin 
1848, died March (>, 1853. Pomeroy, under the style and titl 

2. Ellen Jane, born Oct. 4, 1850, died Pomero} & Sons. This firm, whicl 
March 9, 1853. lished the daily issue in 1883, contini 

3. William K9LLY, born June 13, 1885, when the paper and printing 
1854, died July 23. 1802. passed into the hands of John H. and A. 

4. John Heck '(born in Philadelphia, Nevin Pomeroy. who conducted the hi 
Dec. 17. 1850). was educated at the Parkes- under the firm name oi Pomeroy Bros, 
burg Academy, and learned the printing [890 V Nevin then purchased tll( 

trade in the office of the 1 '"rank 1 in Repository; of his brother and became - He has 

he was one of the proprietors of the paper, con lucted the business ever since, c 

1884-91. He has been superintendent of the oi the daily and weekly issue.- and a large 

printing department of the Scotland Indus- job printing plant. 

trial Scl 1 since 1805. He married Oct In 1887. Mr. Pomeroy was appointed 

2, 1889, Katie Springer (born Jan. 13. assistant chief clerk in the < 

1863), daughter of ].. P. and Catharine (An- t.uv <>i the Commonwealth, a position that he 

thony) Springer, of near Reading I hey held for four years, when the p 

have issue: Rebecca Kelly, born April o. plexion oi the office was changed by lie 

180;; Ralph Springer, tarn July 20. 1892; election of Governor Pattison. In if 

and Katharine Louisa, born April 9, 1900. was elected to the State I <■ 

3. Albert Nevin (XIV). served in the session of 1895. set 

(1. Sallie Bell, born July 17. 1802. of the committee to investig 

died July 13. 1871. ularitics in the Insane Asvlums 



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In 1900 lie was again elected to the I - 
lature, and served in the session of 1901, 
being a member of the Appropriations and 
several other important committees, lie- 
was also appointed by Governor Stone as 
one of the Commissioners from Pennsylva- 
nia to the Pan American Exposition at Buf- 
falo, X. y. He was chairman of the Re- 
publican County Committee, 1889-92, In 
March, 1</>; V he was appointed superintend- 
ent of Public Printing and Binding by Gov- 
ernor Pennypacker. Mr. Pomeroy attends 
the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, in 
which he is a member of the board of trus- 
tees. He is a member of the Masons, ' »dd 
Fellows, American Mechanics, Royal Ar- 
canum, Patriotic Order S. of A., Red Men, 

Modern YV Imen, Mystic Circle, Pen and 

Pencil Club of Philadelphia, and Scotch- 
Irish Society of Pennsylvania, lie is a direc- 
tor in the Chambersburg, Greencastle and 
Waynesboro Street Railway Company, and 
in Norland Land & Improvement Company. 

Mr. Pomeroy married May 26, 1 
Bell McLellan (born in t86o), daughter of 
William and Ellen (Cheney) McLellan. 
Wet- father was a leading lawyer of ( 
bersburg, and a son of Dr. John McClellan, 
the celebrated surgeon of Greencastle. 
Nevin and l'.ell Pomeroy have two sons: 

1 . W'iii iam McLellan. 

2. John Nevin. 

JOHN MILTON RUNK was born in 

Howard county. Ind., Nov. 17. iN; 
German descent. 

(I) V \LENTINE RUNK emigrated 
from Germany when a young man. to New 
York City. Soon after his arrival in \mer- 
ica he secured employment on a farm, by 
which he obtained the means to repay a 
friend who had, loaned him the money to pay 
llis expenses across the ocean. lie also 
worked for the money to p.iv the expen 



bringing his parents from German) t>. Amer- 
ica, the time thus consumed by him 
fourteen years. The family fin: 
in Pennsylvania. He married, and l« 
the fat; :;, John (II). 

(11 ) JOHN RUNK. son of \ 
was born in Hanover, York Co., Pa 
there grew to manhood. He saw service in 
the war of 1 S 1 _r - 1 = . For a tin: • 
in Maryland, hut about 1813, ho 
a farm one mile south of Hedgesville, W. 
\'a.. and in 1836 he sold his farm an I 
his family located in Highland county, 1 
where he and his wife died, aged, n 
tivery eighty-four and eighty trs, be- 

loved by all who knew them 
Christian citizens. John Runk marrie I 
abelh Miller, of Hanover, Pa., and 1! 1 
issue : 

1. John. I" .1:1 in Maryland. 

2. Daniel, born in Maryland. 

3. Betsey, born in Hedgesville, West 
Virginia. 

4. Sam lit. ill! i. 

5. < iEORGE, b 'I'll in I 

6. William, born in 1 ledg 

7. Ja< 01: I. . 1. ■: n in 

S. Mary, bom in Hedg 

9. Josi mi T. born i:: 1 ledg 

(111 1 SAMUEL KUNK 
Berkeley county. W. \ N ■ . 
was married to Margaret R 
land county. Ohio, daughter <•( I 
cliff, a native oi North Carolina, 
nah i Smith > Rat* 

first settle! - , if 1 : - mnty. In 

Edom Ratcliff and family, including Samuel 
Runk, w ife and two daughl 
Honey Creek township. Howard county. In- 
diana. Edom R I '. on a i.w. 
the present he and 
'-is wife died at ripe old ages ["hey were 
the parents of nine children up to 
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Samuel Kinik located in a dense forest and continued the same unt 

about two miles southeast of his father-in- exception of two _\car>, when !.■■ 

law, where he has remained ever since, being the owners and editor of the kokomo t ln- 

at this writing in his eighty-eighth year. J le diana) Gazelle, a new party organ which he 

is the owner of several line farms. His mar- helped to forge to the front, and pra ■ 

riage with Margaret Ratcliff, who died in to supplant an organ of forty years standi 

J877, resulted in nine children, six of whom hut which had become n> much allied I 

.survive: politics that it had to go. In 18& 

1. Matilda married Joseph Elliott, and Runk came to Chambei n Dec. 
preceded her mother to the grave. i-'th of that year, he was married to Marial 

2. William Allen died while serving Brehm, daughter of Philip and Barbara 
in the Union army during the Civil war. (Hamaker) Brehm, natives of Lai 

3. Hannah married 1 ; . M. Duncan. county and of German descent. The Brehm 

4. Jacob. family came t>> ( ihambersburg with the Wolf 

5. Miles. & Hamaker mill manufacturing ■ 1 

6. John Milton (IV). ment from Allentown, Mrs. Brehm being a 

7. Louisa married' Thomas Carter. sifter of D. 1.. Hamaker. of the firm, an 

8. Abraham Lincoln. -Mr. Brehm being the general foreman. 

9. MARGARE1 ALLEN was easily the Philip Brehm and wife are I 

leader in the singing in her neighborhood, the following children : Anna, who ma 

and did much to turn many wandering souls Jerome Baumgardner; Mariah, who 

to the fountain of redeeming love. She John M. Hunk; Amy. d 

married George T. Lindley. Her death oc- ried Rev. W. F. Bond; Edwin, d 

curred a few years after that of her mother. Fanny, who married Sol. S 

Samuel Runk always took a deep interest Hamaker, of Camden. X. J, who 11 

in education, although in his lime schools Alverda Miller ; Lyman, who marric 

were of little advantage to him. His chil- Schuerman; and Lizzie and Barbara, b 

drcn received from him such help as money deceased. The Brehm family are active 

could give in their efforts to obtain good members <.<i the Lutheran Cli 

educations. Five of his nine children were Brehm and daughter A;; been 

for years representative school teachers, lie strument.il in establishing Trinitj i . 

and his son- have always been stanch Repub- mission in Chambersburg. 
licans. Soon after marriage, J 

(IV) JOHN MILTON RUNK was formed a partnership with Richard C 

brought up at faun labor. When a little and engaged in the publication oi h 

over sixteen years old he began to leach books. Six years later he was one of the 

school, a profession he followed for ten years, editors and publishers >>\ an elaborate li 

lie was educated in the public schools, the lory <^i Cincinnati and Hamilton coil 

Kokomo Normal and the N'ational Normal Ohio, in which he and his were 

school of Lebanon, Ohio, then under the sisted 1>\ some of the mosl 

able management of Alfred [lolbrook. In ^i thai city, among -.hem being J 

1S7S, while teaching school in Mel cm Jewell. W. (I. Ycnahlc, author 01 Vcnablc's 

county, Illinois, Mr. Runk began compiling Hist \ I the United States; 1. 

local history [01 Chicago publishing houses, fliew Wright; Rev. Dudley Ward Rlx 



258 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Col. I). VV. McClung; Dr. P. S. Connor; Chambersburg. Mr. Runk secured 






and 



. A. S. Dudley. He was subse- chise from the borough authorities 

quently associated with the late Dr. William company, and a road has been I * i : : : 

J I. Eglc, for many years the efficient Stale operation. During the coldest 

librarian, in the compilation and publication county has known for over forty yeai 

of valuable works on local history in 1'enn- Runk was superintendent of the r 

sylvania. and still later be published a large made a remarkable success with i» i i 

work in two volumes on the State of Dela- mem. An appreciative public will see i 

ware, in which he was assisted in the edito- no effort can rob Mr. Runk of the 

rial work by John F. Meginness of Wil- establishing a trolley road in Chain;. 

liamsport, and Miss Rebecca Schively and and to and through Fayetteville. He 1 

C. W. Cremer of Chambersburg. In all, made his monument in this cultured 

Mr. Runk assisted in the compilation and As one evidence of the sacrifice he w 

publication of thirty large books on local and ing to make to accomplish wh 

State history. out to do, it may be stated that lie . 

J 11 September, 1899, John M. Runk pur- duced by members of tin I 

chased from lion. M. A. Foltz, Public sell his newspaper at a lo 

Opinion, a leading Republican newspaper in to give ins whole time to theii 
Chambersburg, and for more than a year be John M. Runk and wife have had three 

gave bis undivided atteiltii >u and lime t( 1 that children : 
paper, being assisted by George < >. Seil- I. Milton I'. . 

hamer and Herbert ( '. Foltz. Public ('pin- 2. Jink M. 

ion was founded by M. A. Foltz in 1869, 3. John Charles. 

and he has often said that Mr. Runk was the 

.only man who Could have induced him to JOSEPH F. EMM ERT, in vento 

sell the establishment for the reason lie be- Emmerl Universal Vises and \k>\\ 

lieved in Mr. Runk's honor and ability, to Emmert Mfg. Co., W; ■ 

maintain its already high standard. Mr, Runk born near Martinsbi >w \\ . \'a 

sold a hall interest in the paper to John \V. April 3. 1S45, the son of J 

Hoke, and for years thereafter these gentle- (Fahrncy) Emmert. 
men kepi Public 0/'iiii,>ii in the front 1 JOHN EMMERT 

of Franklin count) journalism. They cstab- Leonard Emmert. who original!) ca 

lished tin morning Opinion, which is now a Lebanon county, Pa. El 

fixture, and a favorite local newspaper, with Emmcrl was a daughter i^i Dr. Fal 

a circulation all over Franklin county and in Maryland, ><i world-wide fame. An;. 

various States. During Mr. Runk's efforts children was Samuel, ^i whom 

in journalism in Chambersburg, he became will be made later in this nan 

interested in a scheme !•> build a trolley road Fahrncys originally came from Swil 

in Chambersburg and Franklin county. In About the year 1850 John Emmert r< 

fact be was alone foi more than a year in to V. 

advocating such a convenience. I'm finally tinned farming, that the 

the scctl which he had sown took root, and subject ><i this sketch was reared. 

companies sprang up like mushrooms, want- famil) consisted of tin - and three 

ing the privilege to build a trolley hue in daughters then living i n. An- 



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drew, after serving an apprenticeship in the work with tools could not be hel<l in check, 

cabinetmaking business, turned his attention and in the spring of 1861 he :i 

to medicine, reading medicine under the in- securing a position in the wood department 

struction of Dr. Daniel Fahrney, liis uncle, with George Frick, Waynesboro, Pa., who 

ami later attending lectures, after which he was then manufacturing stationary 

entered upon the practice of medicine, locat- and the Original Geiser Grain SejKirator. 

ing in the Beaver Greek- District, Washing- After an apprenticeship of three years, and 

ton Go., Md., where after about twelve years having gained a good knowledf 

practice he- died at the age of thirty-nine and machine work and a desire t" further 

years, leaving the record of a successful and develop a practical knowledge of pattern 

honored practitioner. work, he went westward, seek 

Our subject was reared as a fanner and ment, stopping in Altoona, I'itt ' 

received his education in attendance at the other cities, and finally secured 

common schools. His father dying in An- in the new ear shops at Kent, 

gust, 1858, he continued his education win- Ohio. Shortly afterward he pi 

ters, hu: the vacations were spent in "tink- Polo, Ilk. where he visited hi- ' 

ering at things," working with carpenter's jamin, hut not being able to secure work in 

tools, etc., and among the- many things pro- the pattern line lie engaged in hous ■ 

(\m-<:A were a small reaper, an upright saw- tering. Shortly afterward he a 

mill, and many articles of furniture. It may position with G. G. Burrows & Co., Decatur, 

be interesting in this connection to note here Ilk. as patternmaker, and after several 

that the desire "to make things" and even months returned to Altoona, Pa., ai 

to invent things probably descended from work in the car building department. I: was 

ancestors. Samuel Fahrney, his uncle, was at tin-, time that he wa.s sumiw 1 

noted for his inventive genius as a mechanic, the funeral of Dr. Andrew Fmmert, in 

and among the many important productions Washington counts. Md.. and 

of his fertile brain was a machine for month later that of his brother Be 

harvesting grain. It was probably between The winter "i [865 he ■ 

the years 1K45 and 1S50 that John Kmniert estate of Dr. Andrew Kmmert. 
and Samuel Fahrney formed a partnership In the spring of 1865 Mi I mmert en- 

in order to further test and develop tin- gaged with a firm ill Ouincy, ! 

new device. It is important to note here Pa., who were then building 

that this first device for cutting grain had in Grain Separator. But a short time el 

its construction the reel and the sickle, which however, until The Geiser, Price a Co. was 

afterward became the standard parts of all formed in Waynesboro, Pa., fosiah Fahrney 

grain cutting machines. The projectors, bee imtng one ^i the firm. This gave an 

however, tailed in successfully introducing opportunity for a new partner in the 1 

this device as a farm implement, and but a shops, and thus J. F. Emmcrl ' 

few years elapsed until the ideas and princi- the firm, which was known at tit 

pies were taken up by others, who became lie-- X Fmmert. This firm C 

rich and fatuous. foundry and machine business until I te in 

But to return to our subject's lioyhood 186S. During this time J. F 

days, the pent-up desire to invent and to out a patent for a Lifting lack I 



26o BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

manufacturing the same and also selling the old patent, and covering all 

Slate and county rights. patents, the new form now being known a< 

In December, 1868, he moved to The Emmert Universal Pattern .Maker,' 
Waynesboro and later engaged with Peter Vise. While continuing his occupat 
Geiser, working <>n improvements for the began manufacturing and selling thi; 
Geiser Grain Separator and other machines, but was hampered because of a lack of 
It was during this time that he and Mr. facilities, and about 1898 he e/igaged A. L. 
Geiser were in partnership in the manu- Metcalf, machinist, of Waynesboro, to man- 
facture and sale of the Oven Peel or Scraper ufacture the vises, ordering them a dozen 
and a Wash Stand. Some attention was also at a time. Each .-ale meant others 
given to a three-wheeled cycle or velocipede, suit and the demand grew with each suc- 
and the further sale and introduction of the ceeding month. During this time Mr. Em- 
Carriage Jack. l]\ January, 1871, he en- inert had made an crLrt to :' 1 
gaged with the Geiser Mfg. Co., working in company, hut did not succeed until October, 
the experimental department on improve- 1900, when The Emmert Manufacturing Co. 
merits for the Geiser Separator. Here it was was formed with a capital of $15,000. with 
that his attention was first directed t<> im- the privilege to increase same I S : 
provements on vi>es. The projectors ><i the company were I. E. 

Later lie developed an adjustable seat Yost and Simon Wiener, and 1 first 

for buggies, for the person who ordinarily ficers were Jason Bell, pres :"hcmas 

sits on the laps of others during the journey. Kennedy, secretary and treasurer; J. F. Em- 

During the year 187] a patent was granted men, superintendent. A plant 

to him for a safety shaft coupling for separa- at once in what was once the 

tors and other farm machinery. In the early factory on Fifth strett. South 

part of 1872 he began work for the firm of Pa., the Cuml ' Valley rail 

Frick & Bowman, which afterward became ing. The present officers of thi 

the now well-known linn of Frick Co. This A. F. Price, president ; Jason Bell, vice-prcsi- 

service continued until June, 1S75. dent: U.S. Kuhn, secretary ; W. M. Brown, 

It was during this period and in the year treasurer; Robert McDonald, supcrin- 

1874 that Mr. Kmmert was granted a patent tendent. Directors: A. E. ! 

for improvements on carpenter's vises. Six Hell; Simon \ 

vise-, were manufactured and sold for cost. R. Foglesonger; and J. F. Emmert. Pres- 

In June, 1875, ne w;,s a gahl in the employ ent capital. .-'■ Men cm] 

of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Altoona, Pa., 85. Present products: Quid ting and 

but later returned again to Franklin county, Universal Vises for both metal workers and 

Pa., and in February, 1878, located in the wood workers in upward 

village of Five Forks, where he engaged varieties. 

in general repairs, etc.. also designing and cs- l,i 1 866 Mr. ':" crt 

tablishing the Eureka Hand Wagon. Early McPhcrn, 

in the year 1879 he again engaged in the farmer h. . Pa. \fler 

pattern departmcnl of Frick Co.. having the family 11 o \Va\ 

charge of this department. lleie he con- Mrs. Eminerl died, '1... 

tinned until the year 1 891, when he improved three chil ctoher. 

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partment of Frick Co.; and Elizabeth, who talion, and represented the same at the niili- 

married Victor Miller, of the Landis Tool tary convention of July 4. 1770, which met 

Co. at Lancaster. He was in command I I 

Mr. Emmert was married, the second 1st Battalion of the "Flying Camp," at the 

time, to Annie E. Benedict, daughter of surrender of Fort Washington, .- 

Jacob Benedict, a fanner residing near 177''. where he was captured but >""ii after 

Quincy, Pa. To this second marriage be- exchanged. He was commissioned Justice 

long the following children : Jesse 1!.. a mis- of the Peace for Cumberland county, April 

sionary of the German Baptisl Church in 1, f 77' ■• chosen a representative t" the As- 

India, who sailed in October, [902; Edith sembly in 1779, appointed sub-Lieutenant 

G., who married J. Frank Miller, of Waynes- of Cumberland county, April 18, 

boro, Pa., now employed in the treasurer's adier-General of Pennsylvania Militia May 

department of The Geiser Co.; Harvey 1)., 27, 1782, a member of the Supreme I 

attending Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa. ; tive Council from Oct. 20. 17S7. until its 

Sudie Mae, married to John 1). McCleary, abolition by the constitution of 1790. and 

employed in the pattern department of the was at the same time acting as a member of 

Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, Pa. The the Board of Property. He d:cd • 

family are members of the German Baptist 1787. He had one son, David Watt 

Church, to which the Kmmcrts have be- and several daughters, 
longed for several generations. til) DAVID WATTS, onl) son 

One sister, wife id' Elder William of Frederick and Jane (Murra; 

Koontz, of Shady Grove, Pa., is the only was born in Cumberlai 

one now living. 29, J764. He was prepared by his 

mother, a. woman of unusual 

WATTS. FREDERICK WATTS attainments, for entrance to 

(horn in Wales, June 1, 1719). married in College in Carlisle, which was i 

17. |<;. Jane Murray, niece of David Murray, in 1783. He graduated in the •" 

Marquis of Tullibnrdine, a partisan of the 'eft its halls, and then studied law with that 

Pretender Charles Edward, who after the eminent jurist, William Lew s, 

battle of C'ulloden lied to France, Mr. Watts phia, becoming eminent himself as a lawyer. 

emigrated to Pennsylvania with his family He married, in September, 179 

about 171.0. and after a short residence in Miller, daughter ^i Hen. H 

Chester county, moved westward and lo- (1751-1824), who. as Major of the isi 

caled upon the western shore of the Juniata. Pennsylvania Regiment, and Lii 

near its confluence with the Susquehanna Colonel of the 2d Pennsylvania Regime 

River, about twenty miles from Carlisle. t"" ! ^ an active part in the kittle 

Tin- Revolution breaking out. a few years Island, While Plains. Trent 

after his arrival, he became a zealous advo- Head ^i the Elk, l'.r.uidyu inc. I 

cate of the rights of the people with whom Mount uith. etc. < "hi June 1. 1775 

he became identified. He was appointed one as first lieutenant ^i a R 

of eight members of Cumberland county who dcr Capi. Mich, 

met in Philadelphia in 1771'. He assisted in march from York, 1' 

organizing the battalion for the county, and this company lieing the first tl 

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262 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Island, or west of the Hudson. The com the fact that fi r fifteen 

pany was attached to Col. Thomson's Rule porter of the dcci; 

Regiment, which received the first commis- 1845 he became president 

sion issued by Congress, and took rank of Valley Railroad, and continued 

every other regiment. Capl. Doudel's health for twenty-six year-. When 

becoming impaired, he resigned, and Miller of it, it was in debt, out of 

was appointed to the command of die com- live, and in a dilapidated 

pany. Gen. Wilkinson, in his Memoirs says, through his go< d and ■ 

"that Major Miller, of Hand's Riflemen, ment, it was brought to a 1 

was ordered by Gen. Washington to cheek perity, having paid all its indcl 

the rapid movements of the enemy in pur- been made to yield hands 

suit of the American army while retreating March, 1849, Mr. Watts was 

across the State of New Jersey. The order President Judge of the Ninth Ju ' 

was so successfully executed, and the ad- trict, composed of the countie 

vance of a powerful enemy so embarrassed, land. Perry and Juniata, 

that the .American troops, which afterward taincd until 1852. In : 

gained the independence of their country, president of the board of tra 

were preserved from an overthrow, which cultural College of Pent 

would have proved the grave of our liberties." office he held until near tl 

After tlu Revolution, Col. Miller was Quar- During the same year he ; 1 

termaster-General during the Whiskey In- tion of the gas and water 1 

surrection in 1794. At the breaking out of and having formed a com] 

the war of 181 2, he was appointed Brigadier- struction was elected pre: 

General oi the United State-. Militia, sta- 1871, he was appointed C01 

tioned at Baltimore, and charged with the Agriculture by Gen. (',: 

defence of Fort McHenry and its depend and served in that capacil 

encics. He was a member of tin- Order of period of the lattei 

the Cincinnati, ami possessed the entire con- country had not in its em; 

demc of Gen. Washington. David Watts trious, honest, faithful, 

died Sept. 19, [819, leaving six sons and servant. .After his retirei 

three daughters. voted himself assidu 

(111) FREDERICK WATTS, second vclopmcnt of the agricultural 

sim of I ). oid and Julia (Miller) Walls, was the country. On Sep; 

born in Carlisle Mas 9, 1801, graduated from 1 first > Eliza ( ioldc Cransi 

Dickinson College in 1819, commenced the dun, none oi 
Study "I law in 1821, and was admitted to 1. Maria Ross. 

the Bar in August, 1824, As earl) as Octo- 2. Lavra Goi 

her, 1827, he practiced in the Supreme < ,; Eliza Craxstox. 

and as late as the May term of 1869. All He marri< 

through that period oi forty-two years (ex- Henrietta Rge, and l 
cept the three he was tin the I'.ench 1 there is 1. Wl l.l.l AM Mills 

not a single volume oi reports, containing 2. Mary. 

cases from the middle district, in which his 3. Jni.\ Muni;. 

name is not found, to winch inns] l.e 4. Frkokr ck (IV). 



























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5. Coleman Hall. settlement, when ii contained but 5 

6. Edward Biddle (died in infancy), houses, surrounded by a log palisade, with 

7. Sarah Campbell (died in in- a papulation of nearly 500 men, women a: 
fancy). children. They came in time to witi 1 

8. Edward Biddle (2). share die starvation that depleted the 

9. Sarah Campbell (_'). by 400, causing the desertion of tin 

10. Henrietta. only to return again, iqjon meet in: 

11. Brown Parker. river, Lord Delaware, with ; 
Judge Watts died Aug. 17, 1889. ists and provisions. The friend? 
(IV) FREDERICK WATTS, second during that awful summer, known 

son of Frederick and Henrietta (Ege) "starving time." was afterward cemented 

Watts, was hern Jan. 9, 1843. lie was edu- the inter-marriages of the line; 

catcd at Dickinson and the Pennsylvania of William Bayly and Edward Waters. 

State Colleges, graduating from the latter in Surviving the Indian in. :ojj. 

iSfu, after which he took a commercial which extended over 140 mil 

course, graduating from Eastman's Com- 347 persons, Edward Water- was 

mercial College in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in member of the General Court, a. 

1865. In the summer of 1866, he was in the missioner of the district between Southam] 

grain business in Ncwvillc. acting also as ton and Fon llill in 1628. I! 

agent for the Cumberland Valley Railroad was made Lieutenant Colonel of Nans 

at that place. In [869 he resigned to enter county in 1073. William Bayly' 

an engineer corps, being employed on tin- aid, was made captain of the 

Perry county. Mom Alto, and Martinsburg lice, organized for the protectioi 

Railroads until December, 1^7-'. when he Indian- in 1041, and a lineal 

went to Washington, being made the follow- Josiah Bayly, grandfather < 

ing year chief clerk in the Agricultural De- was Attorney-General foi ll 

partmeni, which position he held until 187S. land, succeeding K £ci 1'. Tar 

when he connected himself with the passen made Secretary of the Trc; 

ger department of the Cumberland Valley Jackson. Her father. Dr. 

Railroad, which position he still holds. Bayly, was one "i the 1 

Mr. Walts married Nov. 22, 187-', Helen cians oi the State outsi 

Elizabeth Waters Bayly, of Cambridge, Md„ being a member uf the Ch 

a woman of charming personality and intel- and 1 're-idem of the State Lu 

leciual force, who gave evidence in her per- -ion. Mrs. Watts was ..' 

son, oi the long hue of distinguished ances- from Col. Edmund S, 

tors from whom she descended the Baylys, 1658 was Colonel of Militia, 

Waters. Ecclestons, and Scarboroughs, Governor's Council and Survej 

names famous in the annals i^\ Virginia and his Majesty, Janus 11. From 

Maryland, occupying important positions in prominent in the early hist 

Colonial affairs, :>\u\ closely identified with came a long hue of descenda 

the settlement of the Chesapeake country, ually moved up tin • 

She was tenth in descent from William ing their name- felt in < 

Bayly .i\u\ Edward Waters, who arrived in soldiers or statesmen 

Jamestown in 1610, only two years after us nacre of Frederick Wall 



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belli Waters Bayly, united in their only native town, and learned the tint 

daughter, Kathleen Bayly Watts, the with his father. He camel 

blood of the Revolutionary patriots ol Penn- about 1856, where he went ini • the dry- 

sylvania with that of the cavaliers and found- goods business with hi 

ers of Virginia^ which he continued until his den 

for many years a member of the Me 
HOKE FAMILY. HENRY HOKE Church, and was a fine B 
(born in Adams county — died at McCon- men in Franklin county were 
nellsburg in 1873), the ancestor of the Hoke on public questions, an.! he was 
family of Chambersburg, was of German publican. He married. April 2; 
origin. He removed from Adams to Fulton net Stenger (born Nov. 19. 1827 — 
county, before 1826, and was a tinsmith at Nov. 21, 1892), daughter of Peter and 
McConnellsburg. Mr. Hoke married Sarah Christiana (Shearer) Stenger. 
Eyster, win; belonged to one of the oldest don; they had is>uc : 
German families of Southern Pennsylvania. 1. Edward S (born April \~. : 
She was a deseenda.nl of John Jacob Eyster, is a merchant in Chambersburg. 1. 
a native of the kingdom of Wurtemberg, ried (first), Laura Welsh 
Germany, who emigrated to Pennsylvania died July 5, 1879). daughtei 
between 1717 and 17J7. bringing with him P. and Catharine 1 Sta- 
tus son, Christian Eyster, born in Germany they had a daughter, Harriet 1 
in 1710. The family settled at Oley, Berks ried (second) M. V. Bricker, • ■: 
county, but removed to York county, in burg, and they base one daugl 
1736. Elias Eyster (born in 1734), who _•. Harry E. (bom Dece 
lived to be almosl a centenarian, was the is cashier of the Nation 
eldest son of Christian. Mrs. Hoke was a lie married Mary llafer. at 
grand-daughter of Elias Eyster. Henry and issue: Clarence. Ethel, Earl, R 
Sarah Hoke had issue: and Margaret. 

1. George, a tanner at McConnellsburg, 3. George M born at Fort 1 
was a member of the first grand jury of 1853), a minister of the M. E. 
Fulton county, in [851. now in charge of the cong 

2. 11. ELIAS (II). Cumberland. lie married \ 

3. [acob (III). 'hug. of Wrights 

4. David, a millwright. liam, Christiana, N 

5. Joseph, a merchant. 4. William S. died in i I 

6. John, a fanner near McConnells- 5. Howard M. 
burg, was made an \ssociate Judge of Fit! in 1857) married IV::' 

ton county, in 1871, t" till a vacancy. burg, where he ii to Attc 

7. Lewis, a merchant. er.d Carson. He i- .-.-i author o 

8. Mary died unmarried. being a regu! 

(>. Hawaii married A. Shcppler. the fiction mi He It 

(11 ) 11. ELI \S HOKE (bom ai Mc- Russell. 
Connellsburg, Dec. _m, iSjj died (\t. 5. 6. Walter S (I >rn : - es i:i 

1896), son of Henry and Sarah (Eyster) Bordeaux. France, where he is a 

Hoke, \vas educated in the schools o\ his marri I Susin Westcott. of 









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Pa., and they have issue : Hampton, Walter fields of Antietam and Gettysb 

and fosephine. those severe battles, and in the Ch 

7. Charles E. (born in 1862) is a burg hospitals. He kept a menioran 
dealer in grain, and business manager of dates and .-vents that tame under h 
Public Opiiium. He married Sarah A. Reed vation during the war, and wrote : 
(died Dec. 1.?, 1903), daughter of William Opinion a smes of forty-two articl 
G. and Rebecca (Lindsay) Reed, of Cham- were afterward published in pat 
bersburg. They had issue: Reed; John 1..; with the title of "Reminiscences of the W'a 
and a daughter only a week old at the This pamphlet appeared in li . 
mother's death. best record extant of scenes and ii 

8. John Wesley (IV). that occurred in and aboul 1 

(III) JACOB HOKE (bom at Mc- during the war. Later Mr. Hoke pub 

Connellsburg, March 17, uSj.s^died [893), a more ela1>:>rate work entitled " 

son of Henry and Sarah (Eyster) Hoke, Invasion, or General Lee in Penns 

was educated in the schools of his native vil- I le also wrote works of a religious c 

lage, and ;it the age "f twelve years he en- that were published by the United . 

gaged as a clerk in a country store, where Publishing Company, at Dayi 

lie remained until May. 1841, when lie came had a large circulation. 

to Chambersburg. At Chambersburg he "The Higher Life." ai I 

was employed in various mercantile estab- Eschol." A- a part of his church v 

lishments until August, 184X. when he en- conducted a large eke 

gaged in husiness on the northeast corner of evening for a number of years 

the Public Square, in partnership with David of the Bible. He was an intel 

Oaks, under the firm name of Oaks & Hoke, tertaining talker, and : - . is -'.-.il rem 

This partnership lasted only two years, and of tin- class that he led it in a rea 

was followed by the linns of Hoke and Kirk- delightful manner. In counsel, in 

patrick, J. & I. \V. Hoke, ]. Hoke & Co., personal effort in evangelical 

and Hoke & Appenzcllar. Mr. Hoke came hearty and generous contribut 

to Franklin county without capital, hut by olent enterprises, he held for mam 

strict economy he accumulated a few htm- first place in the congregation 

dred dollars with which to begin business in was a member, lie loved warm. S] 

'a small way, and he lived to become the most meetings, and never was hap 

extensive dry-goods dealer in Chambers- helping the minister in such. n 

burg. Slight as were his educational advan- would only consent to he a layman, iv 

tages, he was always a conscientious -indent more, but preached freqi 

and acquired a general knowledge of liter- entertaining lecturer. For a : 

ature and theology that made him one of years, he delivered lectures for the I* 

the most intelligent men in the community, schools, colleges and l>cne> 'lent i: 

When he came to Chambersburg, he united "•! the invasion oi Pennsylvania n 

with the First United Brethren (.'lunch, and tie of Gettysburg, but ill he. 

he was always one ^\ the most earnest hint to abandon this work, lie v 

workers in his denomination. During the dent and treasurer of the Fi 11 

Civil war he was active in aiding the Bible Society, and for many > 

wounded belonging to both armies on the and treasurer of the Pcnnsylvan 



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cnce Branch Missionary Society. He was best in the Cumberland Valley. 

also a member of the General Board of Mis- is a Republican in politics, 

sions of the United Brethren Church. Mr. nated by his party as the cam 

Hoke married (first), in [850, Margaretta sentative in the State Legislal 

McClellan (died in 1875), a native of Cham- '9°4- " ( ' belonged to the 

bersburg. He married (second ), in [88o, Church. Fraternally he is a 1 

Mrs. Annie (Melial'fey) Hutton, who sur- Knights of Malta, of which hi 

vives him. She was a daughter of Joseph and Commander and has pass 

Annie Margaret (Stabler) Melial'fey. and a chairs; and of the Knights of Pyt! 

native of Marion, Pa. In Mr. Hoke's last ill the B. P. O. E.. 

ness his wife eared for him so tenderly that. 

as he felt he was approaching the mysterious REV. GEORGE \Y. AUGHIN- 

river, he asked that she should not leave him. BAUGH, D. D. A lifetime oi work ma 

and from that time, while he lived, she was at every step by deep per* nal 

with him day and night, to bathe his fevered breadth of knowledge — both of m< 

lips and aching brow until all was over, means — and complete self-abi 

There was no issue by either marriage. justly won for Rev. George \V. Any 

(IV) JOHN WESLEY HOKE, son of a widespread rcpul l 

II. Elias and Harriet ( Stenger) Hoke, was fection that falls to the l"t of few n 

educated in the public schools of Chambers has spent himself in the 

burg and at the Chambersburg Academy, education and his name is ! 

and was graduated at Lafayette College, ored throughout many State-. He 

Easton, in 1890. After leaving college, he tive of Pennsylvania, born in 1 

studied law with the lion. \V. Rush Gillan, burg, Feb. 12, 1819, 

and was admitted to the Franklin County Elizabeth (McCullough) Aug 
Bar, at the February term, 1893. In 1891- (I) HENRY AUGHI> 

92, he was news editor of the Franklin Re- grandfather of Rev. Dr. t ie >rge \\ 

pository. In [898, he was elected District baugh, was the youngest of l 

Attorney of Franklin comity, and served the who came from German) I 

full term of three vis with marked ability 1770. lie was a shoemaker ' 

and success. In 1900 he bought ■< half in- located ill I 

(crest in Public Opinion from John M. many of his countrymen lit 

Runk, and conducted it in partnership with the Reformed Church. 

Mr. Runk under the firm name of Runk & buried in Shippensburg. 
Moke until January. 1902. when he bought JOHN Al'dHL 

his partner's interest. When Mr. Ilokc ac of Dr. \ughin1 

quired a part interest in Public Opinion, it land county. Oct. 2S. 1 jg 

was a weekly newspaper of wide circulation. When a young man he can 

but in March, loot, the daily Opinion was county and here ma 

established. Under Mr Hoke's direction, l'li-abeth Mo 5 of Scot 

both the daily and weekly issues of the paper Irish descent 

have been conducted with great ability and were eight children in tl 

success, and the property ranks among the of whom arc now 









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1. Henry J\ a time, although it was not long befor 

2. George W. (HI), < >nc of the two assumed charge of the Female Scmin; 
survivors. Orkney Springs, Va. 'litis wa 

3. John. brief period, too, as in iSo \ Virginia 

4. Henrietta married Lev. Henry from the Union, and Mr. Aughinb 
Heckerman, ;i minister of the Reformed turned to Pennsylvania and resumed 
Church. work. In 1N04 came a call t'> the pr< -.■ 

5. Anna Mary married William Mc- of Heidelbi c, ai Tiffin, 
Kesson. unfortunately this had [■ • 1«; given up 

6. Katherine Elizabeth married a year's stay because of the ill effects 
Lyman S Clark, Esq., of Chambersburg. change of climate upon the health 

7. David C. is a resident of Hagers- whole family, and Mr. Aughinbauj 
town, Maryland. turned to the church in Pennsylvani 

8. Edward K. he had left a year before, located at R 
(HI) GEORGE W. AUGHINBAUGH ville, Bucks Co., Pa. In 1872 he was 1 

spent his youth in Chambersburg. He was to fill the presidency ot Palatinate Col 

first sent to private school and later to the at Mycrstown, whither he rem 

academy there, and in the spring of 1841 en- spring of 1873. For eight years Dr 

tered Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pa. baugh devoted his entire |x>wcrs I 

He graduated in the fall of 1844. John VV. vancemenl ol this institution and was 

Nevin, D. D., LL. D., a theologian of world cessful in his labors. In 1S81, 

wide reputation and whose scholarly attain- satisfactory to himself, he resig 

lments were universally recognized, was tion in Palatinate College, and accepti 

president of the College, and conferred the presidenc) of Mcrccrsbur* 

degree of B. A. on the graduates, eight in had been closed for a year, and was 

number. Mr. Aughinbaugh was honored by in debt, llis main object it 

his class in being selected a-- valedictorian, was t" save the property for the chit 

the highest honor in their bestowal. Soon this he was successful, and open 

after graduation he was given a position in for the establishment >.<i the 

the preparatory department of the college Academy, which is now one of the u 

and while teaching there also pursued and stitutions "I it- class in the 

completed his theological studies. In 1846 1893, at the advanced age of 

he received an unanimous call to the vacant Dr. Aughinbaugh retired from 

pastorale of the Reformed Chinch at tional work, so arduous in its dcm.n 

Emmitsburg, Md., and at once re- one >.<i his years, in the h 

signed his position as teacher to ac- ^^i good work well done, lie rcl 

cept tins new and greater responsi tine farm which he owns neai 

hilitv. which he carried most satisfac and after more than sixty yea 

torily to all for ten years. In 1856 he re the Reformed Chun 

signed his pastorate at Emmitsburg, ami ing the evening of his days amid <\un 

opened a classical school at Bedford, Pa, A try scenes. Iielovcd 

break came in his work, however, three years know- him. 

later, when in 1859 he removed to the Yal 1 h \ughinlwugh' 

lev of Virginia, and resumed preaching for earlier years ol his lalxirs was Mis 



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Louise Higbee, of Burlington, Vi., to whom township. Mr. Diehl was l 

he was married in 1848. Three children the surname of his first wife li 

came to them, viz.: ascertained. Hi second 

1. Charles II., died in [890. Mary, and she died Aug. 1. . 2 

2. George \V. is a druggist in Phila- seventy-sixth year of her age. By h 
■delphia. marriage he had issue: 

3. Martha S. is living at home. 1. Jacob (II). 

Mrs. Aughinbaugh was called to the 2. Abraham married M 

other world in 1867, and five years later Dr. and they had issue. Eli; 
Aughinbaugh was united to his second wife, Strine: Mary married Mr. Manic: .- 
whose maiden name was Emma keely, and Joseph, 
daughter of Henry I!. Keely, of Berks coun- 3. Mary married David 

ty. Mrs. Emma K. Aughinbaugh passed By his sec md marriage Mr. ' 

away Jan. 20. 1902. Two children were issue: 
•'""' n to them: ,. j 0HN - marr i e d Mi- 

J. Mary E. is a teacher of instrument- no children: 
a] music at Wilson College, Chambersburg. 2. Samuel married K 

2. John K., a Philadelphia druggist, is died in jS63, in his seventy-: 
unmarried. l K ,d i ssue; Julian man:-. 

Dr. Aughinbaugh is one of the oldest Mary married John Miller: 
ministers of Franklin county and is still a Simon Labaw ; Ellen married 
man of remarkable memory for one of his ler; Joseph married Annie H< 15 
years. Few men can look hack upon a life wen; to Illinois and married. 
more rich in achievement than his has been 3. Da\H» married Miss 

in the cause of education and Christianity, had 111 > children. 
while Ins private life has been filled with 4. ElJZABl ril died I 

kindly deeds which were the natural and 5. Hannah married 1 

spontaneous expression of his beautiful char- man. and had tv. 
acter. John; (second) Mr. Fis 

children. 

DIEHL FAMILY. John Frederick (II) JAO »B DIEHL - 

Diehl (born in Germany, Jan, 5. 1713. did lysburg, in Adams com 
Ma> 13, r8i6), the ancestor of the Diehl in 1841), son of 1 
families ol Franklin and Adams counties, immigrant, was a farmer 
emigrated to Pennsylvania on the "Snow and is rated it 
Squirrel," John Bonn, master, from Rotter- t twnship. in 1799, as a man 
dam, landing at Philadelphia. Oct. 21, 1 761. property. He married ( 
lie settled in what is now Btiller township man (K, ; -ii in 170 
(formerly Menallen township), Adams had issue: 
county, and was a member <<\ the German 1. Ioun (1111. 

Baptist Church 1 Dunkard) of which there J.m 

was quite a settlement in lliat section. He ihcv had issue: S 
is rated on the tax list of Menallen township, ned John Tro« S [Am 11 

in i;oo, as one of the wealthy men of the Pfoutz ; Sarah; \manda 1 



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Kittinger; Isaac married Elizabeth Howard; 2. Sarah A., born .May 3, 1823, ma 

and Hanson, deceased, married Miss Mu- ried Jacob S. Hollingcr. [See I 

men Family]. 

3. DANIEL married Maria Houghlin; 3. JEREMIAH 

they had issue : John, Daniel and Lavinia. 4. Daniel S., bom April 20. 1S27, 

4. Frederick (horn in 1808 — died lives in Carroll county, Md. ; he mar 
April 1, 1883), was a farmer at Cashtown, Elizabeth Brown, and they had two children : 
lie married in 1836, Matilda Black, daugh- Charles died unmarried; and Annie married' 
ter of James and. Jane (Hamilton) Black, t'> Howard Brumbaugh. 

and they had issue: Cleopatra, Van Buren, 5. Julia Axx. horn Feb. 25, 

Jane A., James, John 11. and Oscar D. married Abraham I 

5. Joseph dud unmarried. 0. Baltzer Snyder, born Juin 

6. Mary married Jacob Spitler, and 1833, died Dec. 1. 1834. 

moved West. 7. Lorenda Catherine, born July 15. 

7. Susan married Michael Trostle, and 1837. married Joseph E. Lehman, dec 
they had issue: Mary married Daniel Dear- formerly of Lee County, Illinois. 
dorff; Jacob married Sarah Pfoutz; John (IV) JEREMIAH DIEHL 
married (first) Lizzie Diehl, daughter of Adams county, I^kx. 17. 1824 — 
Jacob, and (second) Lizzie Pfoutz; Wil- Marion, June 7, 1896), son of John ; 
liam; Levi married Miss Spangler; Joseph Julian (Snyder) Diehl. was a farmer 
married Sallie Van Arsdale; and Tillie mar- .Adams county, and later was a grain d 
ried (first) Henry Leitler, and (second") Jo- at Gettysburg. He came to Franklin 
seph Myers. in 1867. He married Sept. 29, iNr 

8. Sarah married John Deardorff ; they Brough( born Nov. 29, 1825 — died, Jul) 1. 
had no children. 1902), daughter of Andrew and Mary 

( ; . Eliza married John Houghtlin, and (Diado) Brough, born near East Bei 

they had issue: Jacob; Abraham; Sallie Adam- county, and raised near Ha 

married (first) Stephen Chamberlain, (sec- [See Brough Family]. They were mem 

ond) Mr. Tibbats, and 1 third) Joseph My- of the German Baptist Church, 

crs; and Mollie married John I >. Lehman, issue: 
of Lee county. Illinois. 1. John A. (V). 

(Ill) JOHN DIEHL (born near Gettys- 2. Mary Grace, born Jan. 13. 1 

burg, Sept. 2. 1705- — died July 14, 1867), diet! in infancy. 

was the son of Jacob and Christiana (Bos- 3. Edgar Brough 'VI |. 

serman) Diehl. and was a successful farmer. (V) JOHN A. DIEHL (l>orn 

lie was a soldier in the war of 1N12 14, and township. Adams county. Ji 

participated in the defense "i Baltimore. In of Jeremiah and Sarah (Brough) Diehl. \\ 

iSu) he married Julian Snyder, daughter of born ow a farm, and raised in Getl 

Conrad and Eve (Knouse) Snyder, ^i He was educated in the publi 

Adams county (born near Gettysburg, Feb. Pennsylvania College. Gettysbn 

18. 1800— died March 13, 1 849). They age of seventeen, he 1 

had issue: county, with his parents, and ; 

1. Levi, born July 1. 1821, died July 7. the grain business at Mai 

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ever since. In [8go lie purchased the in- ty. Mr. Diehl is a partner with S 

terest of Samuel M, J. mn, in the linn of master in the Markes Milling 

Linn & Coyle, grain and coal dealers in modern feed mill at Markes. In i«j 

Chambersburg, and became a member of the Diehl. in partnership v. it!. 

firm of Coyle & Diehl, who now have eh- A. Diehl, of Marion, purcliased a h 

valors at Chambersburg, Fayetteville, Mar- terest from his brother in a farm 

ion, Greencastle and Richmond ; and he also Brown's Mill in Antrim 

has a number of other interests in different partnership . ! for the ] 

parts of the country, being very successful establishing a commercial apple fan 

in business. In politics he is a hie long a; present time they have three I ho 

Democrat, and the Diehl family has been apple trees under cultivation. Mr. Die! 

Democratic since the days of Thomas Jef- Democrat in pi litics, but ' - tical as- 

ferson, lint he has never aspired to any polit- pirations. lie has served 

ical office. lie is a member and elder of the of Peters township. Fraternally In 

Reformed Church at Marion. Mr. Diehl ty second degree Mason, and i 

married Dec. ..'8, [876, Hannah Mary Sten- charter members of the '/.<. 

ger (born July 24, 1848), daughter of Peter Harrisburg, Pa. He is an el 

and Christiana (Shearer) Stenger, of Fort Thomas Presbyteri 

Loudon. They have issue: On Feb. l8, 1891. Mr. 

1. Mabel S. married John B. Diehl (no Sarah Catherine Dixon, daug 
relative). William 1). and Martha 

2. Mary Edith. They have issue: 

3. George Edgar, i. Sarah Martha. 

4. Miriam Brougii. 2. Jeremiah Dixon. 

5. John Linn. 3. Edgar William. 

6. Robert Markle. 4. Catherini Jeffrey. 
(VI) EDGAR BROUGH DIEHL 

(horn at Gettysburg, March 3, 1865), son JACOB HOSTETTER. 

•of Jeremiah and Sarah (Brough) Diehl. was retired merchant, of Greene 

educated al the public school- and at the Co lent o 

Chambersburg Academy, and he graduated since he - Hi- 

with honor at Eastman's National Commer- birth occurred at 11. 

cial College, Poughkeepsie, N. V. In 1885 Oct. _',;. 1831, and I 

he went t" 1 emaster. and engaged m the Elizabeth (Michael) I! 
grain, coal and lumber Uisincss. which he 1I1 JACOB IIOSTETTER 

still manages. He is also ticket, freight and grandfather, v. hanic ; 

express agent. In 1902 he established an clock and watch, maker, makin! 

electric light plant, which supplies electric .<i (he tall cl ks 1 

lighl to the villages of Bridgeport and Le father clocks. Our 
master, and to the borough of Mercersb :ks. made i-i 1798, which 

and the Mercersburg \cadenn This was cellent c Si 

the first electric light plant in the count} to m.:,\ 

lie run l>\ water. The same year he built at whence he served ..s .. ••-. 

Markes the first concrete dam in the conn- and he was ,. want 



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renowned Henry Clay. Four sons were 
born tn Jacob, three of whom, Jacob, Wil- 
liam and Charles, grew to maturity and re- 
moved in 1828, to New Lisbon, Ohio, where 
they reared families. One of them, (Jacob) 
became a judge; William became a hanker; 
Charles was a merchant ; these three w ere 
pioneers oi Ohio. The fourth son was Sam- 
uel, the father of our subject. 

(II) SAMUEL HOSTETTER was 
a clock and watch maker, and after locating 
in Greencastle, in 1833, followed that calling 
until about 1836, when he engaged in farm- 
ing in Montgomery township, two and one- 
half miles west of Greencastle, there re- 
maining until 1855, when he retired to 
Greencastle; he there died Jan. 8, 1873. 
llis birth occurred May 3, 1790. llis wife, 
who died in [859, was born Sept. 24, 170,2. 
They were both natives of Adam- County. 

(III) JACOB HOSTET1 ER, spent 
llis early life with hi- father, and at the age 
of nineteen, he went with Dr. Winner, read- 
ing medicine tor one year, and clerking in 
the drug store, lie then went to Pittsburgh 
and clerked in a wholesale drug establish- 
ment, and in [854 he opened a drug stove m 
Greencastle, which he conducted for four 
years. Alter this he traveled as sale-man 
for one year, In 18' 10 Ik- embarked in the 
grocery business in Greencastle, and for live 
or six years was thus occupied, when Iv 

into partnership Charles RuthraufT, under 
the style of Jacob I losletter & Co.. so con- 
tinuing until 1880, when Mr. Hostettcr pur- 
chased the interesl of his partner and assum- 
ed full control. In [8S3 he admitted \\\- 
son tn partnership and adopted the name <>i 
J. I ln-lcttei & Son, which still continues, 
although the father retired from the firm in 
189 |. Mr. I [oslettcr was one >>\ the 01 iginal 
stockholders of the Firsl National Rank, of 
Greencastle, For twelve years he acted .1- 
Notary Public. He ha- alwavs been alive 



to the best interests of the city, lab 
hard for the good of the people. Hi 
member of the Lutheran Church, with 
body he ha- affiliated for many years. 

In Chambersburg, Pa., Mr. li 
married to Georgiana Washabaugh, a 
daughter of William Washabaug 
Chambersburg, ami granddanghtci 
George K. Harper, founder of the Re- 
pository and a prominent Whig of 
bersburg. The marriage 1 k >k pi 
lemher, 1854, and of the child- • 
them, two died in infancy. Of the 
1 . Samuel P. (IV) is a merchant. 
Nannie, married Samuel 1'. 
nn ne. of .Antrim township. 

3. Elizabeth married Will-. 
I 'atti mi. 

4. ( IeORGI VNA 1 !.. married Lul 
II. Fleming, of ( ireen 

5. Emeline married Harry S. S 
a merchant clothier, of Greencastle. 

In public affairs Jacob Hostetter 
ways taken a deep interest, and he has 
.ill of the town offices, having been ^ 
a- .1 candidate of the Republican party. He 
w.i- 1 me of the promoters of the I 
Cemetery, and is t 

ganization. When he embarked in bn 
here. Mr. 1 [ostetter v 
a very modest wax. Inn sue - 
efforts, and his establishment gn 
nitude until toda\ it 
llis methods have always 
command patronage, a- it was 
plan t" carrj the he-; . ■! everytli ng 
which would prove universally - 
Since the younger member assumed - 
some new idea- have been carried 01 
the -lure is -nil conducted upon lh< 
basis ol fair and hoi 
made it- fame in the past. 

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in Greencastlc, where he received his early had issue: Mary F., win 

education, later taking a course at the Lewis- James G. Elder; and Amelia Jane. I*. 

town Academy, in 1878-79. lie then entered 18, 1836, died Feb. 15, 1850. 

the store of his father as a clerk, and in 1SS3 (.11) JONAS C. PALMER 

was taken into partnership, in i8o-j taking April, 181.4 — died Augu t, 

sole control. Mr. Hostetter is a thoroughly Michael and Catharine 1 1 

practical business man, alive to the best in- was a farmer in Hamilt< 1 

terests of the community, and one of whom was active in local politics, am 

Greencastlc may well feel proud. In ad- commissioner of Franklin 

dition to other interests he is the owner of a lie was a member of the Rcfo 

fruit farm in Antrim township. Mr. Palmer married Catharine C. 

Jn 1884 Mr. Hostetter was married to (.born in 1819 — died Dec. 20 : 

Alice F. Funk, daughter of Aaron and ter of Alexander Flack. Tl 
Elizabeth (Frick) Funk. She was born in 1. Margaret E. (born May 14, 

Washington township, Franklin Co., Pa. married Mi >es A. Keefer. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hostetter are consistent mem- 2. William Pexn married 

bers of the Lutheran Church, in which they Root, and they had issue: I 

are very popular. and John. 

Three children have been horn to this 3. Charles F. (III), 

union, namely : -4- Emma man - M. Dc. 

i. Jacob F., a clerk in his father's N'o issue. 
store, is a graduate of Norristown Business 5. Catharini i 

College. N'o issue. 

2. Samuel K. 6. Benjamin F. married Mrs ' 

, Elizabeth F. Wolford, and they had one son 

7. 1 >.\\ ID D. married An 

PALMER FAMILY. (1) MICHAEL 8. Harry, born in 1S59, die 

PALMER (1) >rn in Lancaster county. June 

( )f 1770— <lied April 7. 1853), the grand- 9. G ge Washington 

father of Dr. Charles F. Palmer of I h m- 12, 1857) is a farmer on il 

bersburg, was a farmer. He removed to homestead in Hamil 

Franklin county, and settled in Hamilton ried Mai 

township. Mr. Palmer married Catharine ter of William S. Keefer, 

Redsccher (born lulv 19, 1775— died June son, J. CI 
3, 1846), a native of Lebanon county. They (III) DR. CHAR1 

had issue : s " u "' 

, Jacob. mer i was educated in the publ 

2. Michael. ' lamili >n towi 

3. Jonas C. (II). ^ cv - '' James F. Kenned) 

4. Fi 1/M.1 111. burg, and. .it the M< 
s. Catharine (born June 30, 1804— subsequently recei 

lied Fine v. 1S8O, married John Brindlc at the F 



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(horn May 5. 1707 died March 14, 185.1). ^"ght two terms in 

a fanner in St. Thomas township. They was foi ll 




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Wallace & McLeneghan, in Chambersburg. two hundred acres of land, rscai 

He afterward studied medicine with Dr. Kreutz Creek Church now stands. Ik- was 

Samuel G. Lane, and was graduated M. D., a member of the Reformed Church and 

at the Medical Department of the University helped to found the German Ref 1 

of Pennsylvania in 1878. He was resident gregation at York. lie was twice 11 

physician .it the University Hospital for six By his first wife, whose name has 1 

months, and resident surgeon for ten months, ascertained, he had issue: 

after which he came to Chambersburg to 1. George (born in Switzcrl 

begin the practice of his profession. He 1727) was brought to Pennsylvania b\ his 

practiced alone for one year, and then parents, and as a young man settled in 

formed a partnership with Dr. Samuel G. Harbaugh's Valley, Frederick 1 

Lane, which continued until Dr. Lane's 1760-61. He became a Moravian. Hen 

death in 1889. He has since practiced alone, ried and had issue: G 

except for a year and a hall, when In- asso- Regina and Elizabeth. 

ciated with him Dr. John G. Grecnewalt. 2 . Ludwig (born i 

He was one of the pioneers in the Cumber- 1729— died Aug. 9, 1809) settled i 

land Valley in the practice of abdominal sur- baugh's Valley, near Sabillasville. Ik- in ir- 

gery. Since its organization he has been a ried Christiana (born ii 

member of the hospital staff, and since 1889 died Oct. 17. 1797), and they had 

has been chief surgeon for the Cumberland Christian, Jacob, Henry. Peter. 

Valley Railroad. Dr. Palmer is a member Elizabeth, Mary. Christiana and Mar 

of the .American Medical Association, the 1, Jacob (II). 

International Association of Railway Sur- 4 . John (born May 6 1735— died Feb. 

geons, the Franklin County Medical Societ) 15 [803) owned a mill in Springg; 

the Cumberland Valley Medical Association township, York county. He was a 

and the Medical Society of Pennsylvania, lie f t | K . v ,,,k Count) l 

is a member of the Reformed Church, the tion, and was commissi »ned a Justice 

Pennsylvania Forestry Association, the Kit- peace in 1777. He married . 

tochtinny Historical Society, the Royal Ar- George, Jacob, John, M . 

"iiiiin, the Order of Heptasophs, the Fra Elizabeth and Julia. 

ternity known as the True Blue, and the 5 . || rNK , was not of sound ni 

Elks. died in 1779. 

6 Yost (HI). 
HARRAUGH and WALTER PAM1 m,-. Herbach marric | Mary 

LIES. VOST HERBACH (born in Swil Elizabeth— —, a widow, and they h; 

zerland— died in York county, April 1. issue: 

1792), the ancestor of the extensive liar- ,. Leonard (born May 10. 174 

baugh familj of Harbaugh Valley, emi Sept, ro, 1822) was a conl 

grated to Pennsylvania in 1736, and settled builder. He moved to Baltimore durii 

in Maxatawny Valley, Berks county, where Revolution, and built many of ll 

he became the owner of an hundred acres of churches, taverns. 

land on Maxatawny creek, hi 1743 he re- jugs in that city. In 1792 he r« 

moved to Ilcllam township, York county. Washington, and buill the first War and 

where he was the owner of a tract of nearly Treasury Offices, be: 



274 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

of work for the Executive Mansion and the June i8, 1834) married Eliz 

Capitol. He married Rebecca Rincbcck 1 born in 1766 — died Aug. 10 

(died in Baltimore in 1833). They bad Washington Co., Md. They bad 1 

issue: William, Leonard, Thomas, Joseph, Jacob, Margaret, Elizabeth, Hi 

Samuel, George, Jesse, David, Charles, Jonathan, Catharine and David. 

Daniel, Benjamin, Frederick, John and Re- 4. Susanna (born Nov. 1 

becca. ried Jacob Hoover, a Moravian. They It; 

2. Mary Elizabeth (born on Good issue: Daniel, Rachel, Sophia, Marj 

Friday in 1753 — died June 18, 1835), mar- Catharine. 

ried Godfrey Lenhart (born March 17, 5. Catharine, born March 6, 1767, 

1754 — died Aug. 15, 1819). They had is- died unmarried. 
sue: Margaret, Elizabeth, Henry, William, (>. Barbara, born March 12, 

Catharine and two other daughters. Of died Oct. 6, 1809. 
these Elizabeth Lenhart married John Hay- 7. Julian, born June 21. 17 

ley, and had a daughter Catharine, who mar- Nov. 11, 1S17. 
ried Samuel Tyler, LL. 1 ). ; William l.en- 8. Anna Maria (born M 

hart (born Jan. [9, 1 7S7 -died July 10. 1771 — died March 3, 1S43) : 

1840) was a distinguished mathematician. Shriver, and they had issue : Juliana. Mai 

Catharine Lenhart (horn Oct. to, 17^1 — ■ garet, Catharine and Henry. 
died Jan. 25, [859) married April 25, i8u, 9. Henry, born Aug. jj. 177; 

John B. McPherson, and was the mother of unmarried, Nov. 11. 1844 
the lion. Edward McPherson, of Gettys- jo. George (IV). 

burg. 1 1 • Yosi , boi n Jai 21, 177 

3: Anna Margaret. Aug. 18, 1777. 

4. Anna Catharine. 12. Yosi (born Marcl 17, 

1 (II) JACOB HARBAUGH (horn in April 28, 1817) married El 

Switzerland. Feb. 5, 1730— died in liar and they had issue: Elizabeth, J 

baugh's Valley, April 2S, 1S18), son of Catharine, Marga < 

Yost Herbach, emigrated to Pennsylvania and Susan 

with his parents, and as a young man pur- 13. Frederick, bom Nov. 1. 1779! 

chased a tract in Frederick county, Md. lie died Nov. 14. 1770. 
married Apnl. 17(11. Anna Margaretta 14. Joseph, horn Dec. 2, 1- 

Smith (born April 3, 1740 died March 18, Dec. 5. 

[803), daughter of George Smith, and they 15. Elias (bom Jan. 1. ;;- 

had issue: Aug. 4, 1S54) married Dec. 30, 1S17 

1. Anna Margaretta (born Jan. 27. Catharine 1' 23, 17 j 

1762) married Henry Snyder, buried at died I : cb. 15, 1849). They had i 

Grindstone Hill, no issue. Leonard, Jacob, lie- 

[acob (born March 21, 1763 -died Hiram. Eli ;, i and S 

Dec. 16, 1842) lived in Harbaugh's Valley, ington. 

He had issue: Joseph, Mary. Jonathan. Ben- (111) YOST HARBAUGH 1 

janiin. Soloman, Elizabeth, David, Nancy. Kreutz Creek. York 

Catharine and Matilda. —died of Asiatic cholera, Aug. 16. - 

j. |ohn (I'.mii May 27, 1704 -died son of Yosi Herbach, v 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 

Braddock's expedition, when only fourteen 2. Elizabeth (born Dec. 1 ■ 

years old, and later served with Bouquet's married I). M. Livers, and went to 

expedition. He was appointed a captain in county, 111. in 1845; tne . v bad '■" :: Ann, 

the York County Militia, Sept. 11, 177''. George, William, John. David, Samuel, 

and served in the Jersey campaign. He was Margaret ami Joseph. 

also a captain in Col. William Rankin's 3. Nancy (horn May 21, 1805) mar- 
Battalion, York County Associators, 1777- ried Jacob Hoover, and they had 
78, and was in service in the campaign Susan, Henry. George, Elizabeth, 
around Philadelphia. He was a member of .Anna. Abraham, David, Mary, Cai 
the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1799. lie Rebecca, Isabella, John O. an' 1 . 
married and had issue: 4. Jacob, born Jan. 11. i s, 7. died 

j. Eve (born in 1767 — died Feb. 22, March 1. 1808. 
J85J) married Daniel Wolf, of West Man- 5. Rebeci »ct. 13. 180^1 mar- 

chester township, York county. tied Samuel Barkdoil (died March 26, 

Anna MARGARET married John 1837), and had issue: John. An::. < < 

Waller (V). Juliann, Samuel. Margaret and Mary. 

3. John (died in 183S) lived near 6. Susan (horn March iS. 1810) 
Maria ]'"urnace. Adams county, lie mar- married William Johnston (born May 13, 
tied and had issue : Mary, Yost, Elias Re- 1808), lived near Waynesboro. They 
Decca, Susan and John and Samuel. issue: George il irbaugh, Xancy, W. • 

4. Jacob owned a mill on Bermudian ton. Catharine, William, S 
creek ; a daughter married a Spangler. Mary Elizabeth, John Aaron, M 

5. A daughter married Benjamin Em- Charlotte and Sarah. 

inert. 7. John (born Jan. 25, 1812) went to 

(IV) GEORGE HARBAUGH (born Monroe county, III., in 1845. He: 

in Harbaugh's Valley, March 17. 1774 — Mary Rivers, and they had 

died Feb. 3, 1853), son of Jacob and Anna George. Margaret, Catharine, 

M. (Smith) Harbaugh, settled at the foot David. Benjamin, Joseph and 
•of South Mountain, in Washington town- 8. Leonard (born Jai - 

ship, about 1800. In 1805, he built the near Bellefontaine. Ohio. He 1 

stone house so frequentl) mentioned in the becca Helwig (born Dec. i_\ 1S20). and 

Pennsylvania German poems of his son. the had issue: George Washing 

Rev. Dr. Henry Harbaugh. He was one of Clay and John Benjamin. 
the founders of the German Reformed 9 George (born Oct .' v 

Church at Waynesboro. Mr. Harbaugh March 4, 1891) lived on the old liar! 

married Jan. 2, 1S01, Anna Snyder (born homestead below Waynesboro. 

May 21, 1770- died Oct. 31, 1837). daugh- ried Nancy Hoover (bom May 21 

tei oi Jacob Snyder, and they had'issue: and had i<sue: Martha Jane and 

1. Catharine (born Sep:. 0. 1801) An 
married Abraham Welty (born Maul; 18, 10. Henry (VI). 

1798), and they had issue: George, ).W'A\ 11. Washington (b ■ 

John. Nancy. Elizabeth, Susan, Abraham, died July 31. 1852) « 

Rebecca, Sarah, William Henry. ; diced his pi f< 



276 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

in Bedford county. He married Mi 1 New Hagcrstown until 1^40- leac 

ler (died fune 6, 1852), and had three 1 100I three winters and 

c l ren . Hagcrstown Academ> during twe 

J2. David (born Nov. 29, 1823) in After four year.- absence lie ret-.: 

the ministry of the Lutheran Church. He Franklin county, and in Oc 

married Margaret Augustine, and they had tered Marshall College as a frcshi 

issue: Luther Excelsior, Walter Gunn, An- two years in the college I 

gelina Olivia and Harlan Kellar. in the Theological Seminar 

(V) ANNA MARGARET HAR- Church for one year. He was lie 
BAUGH, daughter of Capt. Yosl Har- pre; tf, and his first charge wa- 
baugh, married (first) John Walter (died Lewisburg, Pa., where he rem 

in 1814), a fuller, who came from York to years. In 1850, he accepted a call 

Franklin county, when a young man. They First Reformed Church, Lane 

had issue. 1860-63 llc was P asl ' Sl ,s Kc ~ 

1. Jacob, lived one mile South of formed Church, Lebai 11. On New Year 
Waynesboro, but removed to Springfield, day he became p 

Ohio. He was a member of the Pennsyl- Practical Theology in tl 

vania Legislature in 1847. Reformed Church at Mercersl 

2. John (VII). remained until his death. He recet 

3. Anna .Maria married Daniel Monn. degree of D. D. from I '•'■ Y., 

4. Makcaret, married fohn Gillan in i860. 

[Gillan Family]. While al Lewisburg, Dr. Harl 

Mrs Walter married (second) Mr. gan his career as a writer. In-. 

Fisher and was the mother of Henry L. lished his first book, -The Sainted 

Fisher, Esq., the eminent York lawyer. in 1850, he founded the "Guardia 

(VI) HENRY HARBAUGH (born monthly magazine for the 
Oct :8 [817 -died Dec. 28, 1867) son of he published his sec 
George and \nna M. (Snyder) llarbangh, ly Recognition," and other > 
was designed by his father for agricultural in rapid 

pursuits 'and received only an ordinary edu- and "The 1 ord's in 1853 

cation in the school described in "Das alt with the Church" and "1 

schulhaus an der krick." In his 1 ' I "855: "Schlatter's Life and iYav< 

passed the winter in the school house by the "Fathers of the R< 

creek and in summer was occupied in turn- "The Tnt 

ins the i™ or in following the plow. When of Poems," 1S58; and "The G 

he determined to leave the farm he spent ser," i860. Ht ah 

partoi a year in the mill of his uncle, Elias Chant.." 1861 ; and 

Harbau«h in Harbaugh's Valley, and then chism," and "Youth m I 

went west as far as Ohio. This was i„ ,^,. was ah 1 the auth. 1 

H e found employment with a house builder addresses. H 

at Massillon, and gave his spare time to avowedlv religious cl 

study His design was to prepare for the of the Harhaugh F; 

ministry of the Reformed Church. He re tough's "Harfe." a - 

mained about Massillon. Canal Dover, and in the Ge, «• P»»> 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY 



lishecl after his death. His published pam- 
phlets were very numerous. An apprecia- 
tive "Life of the Rev. Henry Harbaiigh, I). 
]).," was written by his son. Linn Harbaugh, 
Esq., and published by the Reformed Church 
Publication Board, in 1900, with an intro- 
duction by the Rev. Dr. Nathan C. Scheaf- 
fer, and a eulogy by the Rev. Dr. E. V. Ger- 
hart. Dr. Harbaugh married (first), Dec. 
14, 1843, Louisa Goodrich (l>orn June 20, 
1824 — died Sept. 26, 1847), of Carroll 
county, Ohio. They had issue: 

j. Mary Olivia Ai.lkna, born Oct. 
17. 1845. 

2. Latira Amanda, born April 21, 
1847, died May 9, 1S47. 

Dr. Harbaugh married (second) Mary 
Louisa Linn (born July 12. 1827), daugh- 
ter of James F. and Margaret I. (Wilson) 
Linn, and tin y had issue : 

1. A daughter, horn Sept. 28, 1849, 
died Oct. 5, 1849, 

2. A son, horn July 17, 1850, died July 
30, 1850. 

3. Wilson Linn (born July 26, 
1 85 1 ) is a druggist at Haverford, Pa. He 
married May 24, 1876, Rosanna McNaugh- 
ton, and they had issue: Henry W. and 
Duncan J. 

4. A daughter, horn March 27, 1854, 
died March 29, 1834. 

5. Margaret Anna, born Oct. 20, 
1855. 

6. 1 1. LANGE, horn ( )ct. 24, 1857. 

7. James F. Linn (VIII). 

8. M. Louisa, born 1 >ec. [9, 1862. 

9. John A., horn Feb. 8. 1867. 
(VII) JOHN W \1 TER ( horn in 

Washington township, June 22, 1S0S dud 
111 June. 1895), son of John and Anna M. 
(Harbaugh) Walter, was reared, and edu 
catcd in Washington township. He learned 
the trade oi a wngonniaker, and conducted 
tlie business foi a nunibci ol years He 



afterward engaged in the manufactun 
revolving hay rake, of which he b 
patent. Willi Gen. James Burns, 
vented a sau ige cutter, which the 
and which proved a successful inv< 
Later he engaged in the manufaclu 
marble tomljsloncs, purchasing the marb'e 
works of William Lougliridge, near \\ 
boro, which he owned and mai 
1861, when he retired. Mr. Walter 
ried in 1 831, Catharine 1 -d in 

1857), daughter of Jacob and Mar; 
Besore, and they had issue: 

1. Henry (IX). 

2. Susanna married Joseph .' 
of Washingti n county, Maryland. 

3. Julia married George N'ev 
of Franklin Grove, M 

4. M \uv Margaret mai 
Newcomer, of Franklin county, Pa. They 
renioxed. after the war. t.- 1 '<■!■■, ' 

5. Charles L. 1 1.- mi March 5, : . . 
learned the trade of a marble cutter. He 
served in Company E., 126th P. V. 1 
participated in the battle of Frederick: 

[n 1S7N he began farming on the farm ■ 
he now owns, near Waynesboro. ':'<. 1 
ried in 1869, Amanda (">. Punk, d i§ I 

Henry W. hunk, and they have 
ter : Met.'.. 

6. ( ok \ C. I <V:i.'(\ June. 18 
Henry ' i. Bonbrake [Bonbrake ! 

7. Josi I'll (b 'i 11 Sept. 25. P : 
Jan. 20, 189 ») was a merchai 
Forks, and afterward at Waynesboro. 

(VIII) JAMES 1 1.1XX IIAK- 
B U V.H ( bom April 29, 186 
1 leurv and Mar) L. 1 Linn ) I : . 11 
studied at Mcrcci - 

and was graduated at Franklin and M; 
College in 1882 \ftcr li 
studied law with Ronbraki S 
Chamltcrslmrg, and * 

Franklin C< 



'278 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 

lias .since practiced his profession in Cham- in 1895. He was District Atiornc 

bersburg. lie was the fusion Republican Franklin county, 1893-96, !••• 

candidate for the State Legislature in 1902, a Republican. Fraternally he 

and is a charter member <>\ the 1',. P. < >. k. member of Chambersburg Lodge c 

He belongs to the Reformed Church. Mr. Mr. Walter married, in 1701, Mel 

Harbaugh married, in [887, Pauline Kim- Schley, daughter of < ol. Towner a 

fciell, daughter of Francis M. and Phoebe J. (Harrison) Schley, of Shepherds 

(Forward) Kimmcll. Judge Kimmel, Mrs. Va. They have one daughter: Mai 

Harbaugh's father, was a native of Somerset Ijom June 8, 1902. 
'county. 1 le Studied law with the Hon. Jlic- 

iuiah 11. Black, and was admitted to the BENJAMIN FRANTZ, M. 1). The 

Somerset County Bar, March [3, 1839. In dean of the medical profession of W 

2 85 1 he was elected President Judge of the boro, if not of Franklin county, Pa., and 

i 6th Judicial District, comprising the conn- of the prominent and most highly re-;. 

ties of Franklin, Fulton, Bedford and Som- citizens of this city, was l»-rn Oct. 17 

erset, and won a high reputation on the on the old Frantz homestead farm, Ic 

Bench. After the expiration of his term, in about two miles south from Litit7. Lai 

1862, he practiced his profession in Cham- county, lie is a son of Christian and Ann 

bersburg until his death. Mr. and Mrs. (Frick) Frantz, both families being old and 

Harbaugh have no children. honored ones in Pennsylvania. 

(IX) HENRY WALTER (horn in The progenitors of the Frantz i 

Washington township, Dec. 14, 1831— died America migrated at a very earl} 

Nov. 16, 1893). son of John and Catharine company with many families who were di 

(Besore) Walter, was a marble and stone en from their native land, the Pal 

cutter at Waynesboro for many years, con- Switzerland, by religious persecution. These 

dueling the marble works previously owned sturdy ancestors handed down t" t' 

by his father. Mr. Waller married March scendants many of their sterlii 

25, 1864, Lydia Newcomer, daughter of Trusting to the stormy seas and the s 

Peter and Nancy (Good) Newcomer. They of .1 wild land, they came to \me::c 

had issue: located in Lancaster county, Pa., 

l. Charles (X). procured a grant for a 

Bruce. from the proprictoi Peque 

(N) CHARLES WALTFK (born near One of the prominent members of the hi 

Waynesboro, Jan. 20, 1866), son ^i Henry that lust settled in that section was V 

and Lydia (Newcomer) Waller, was cdu Franl . who was th< 

cated in the public schools and the Cham- father of Dr. Benjamin 1 »f W..\ 

bersburg Academy, lie was graduated at boro. lie probably came to Pot,: 

Lafayette College, Easton,, l'a.. in 1888. as earl) as 1670, and mam of his 

He studied law with William T. Omwake, ants fill respo s and 

Esq., Waynesboro, and the Hon. W. Rush some oi the fincsl farms in I 

•Cillan, Chambersburg, and was admitted to adjoining counties 

the Franklin County Bar, April 28, 1890. fellow 1, .1 member 

He began the practice oi his profession at Mennonitc Church. 
Waynesboro, hut moved to Chambersl (\) JOHN FRAN'I 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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Dr. Frantz, was born Dec. 15, 17-19. in Lan- They resided in Pennsylvania, and she died 

caster county. He married a Hostetter, an Sept. 14, 1901. 

equally prominent family, and their chil- Christian Frantz came to Franklin c< 

dren arc thus recorded: ty in the spring of 1825, and pi 1 

j. Jacob, born March 1, 1773. settled on a farm formerly i 

2. Anna, horn Sept. 2, 1774. John Stoner, later owned by J 

3. John, bom March 13, 1778. bul now the property of Jai 

4. Elizabeth, born Nov. 2, 1780. who married a daughter of j 

5. Barbara, born Nov. 9, 1784. and a niece of Dr. Frantz. In the spring 

6. Christian, born Dec. 17, 1786. 1843, Christian Frantz ceased farming am. 

7. .Maria, born June 12, 1788. creeled a residence on land near Fair View 
(II) CHRISTIAN FRANTZ, was mill, now owned by Ferd Forthman 

bom on the old Frantz homestead, lie mar- he died. Christian Frantz wa 

ried Nov. 21, 1808, Anna Frick, born near minister of the Reformed Mennonite Ch 

Neffsville, Lancaster county, Oct. 12, 1787, while he yet resided in Lan my, and 

daughter of Abraham Frick, who married a he was the first man to .settle in this 

Royer. The father died in February, 1862 who belonged to thai relij 

and the mother died April 8, 1836. Their of his time was spent in 

children were: stated meetings near Carlisle, Shippci 

1. Isaac, born Nov. 11, 1809, married Chambersburg. 1 oud 11, an. 
Anna Newcomer, of near Shippensburg, Pa., town, Md. For many years he 
and died in May, 1845. minister in Franklin con 

2. John, born Aug. 10, 181 1, married made pioneer journeys 

(Inst) Anna Weaver, of near Strasburg, the mountains int< tna and 

and (second) Catherine Ryder, ^\ near nois, when there were yet 1 

London, Franklin comity. He died March only bridle paths blazed thr< ug 

3, 1877. It was thr. ingl 

3. Abraham, bom Sept. 20, 1813, established at Ring l iS-'j. 
married Martha Groff, of near Strasburg, a house of worship 

Lancaster county and died in December, boro On account of his 

1883. effort in a 

4. Jacob, born Oct. 13, [S15, married faith, this is still 
Trances Hoffman, ><\ near Ringgold, Md.. and its members are kn 

and he died in December, 1879. (Ill) DR. BENJAMIN 

5. Christian, born May 4, 1819, mar- was six months old when 

ried Leah Stauffer, of near Chambersburg. moved t" Franklin count), lie w 

He is buried al Green Hill Cemetery, on the farm until the age 1 

6. Samuel, born Sept. 1, 1821, mar obtaining his education in ll 
ried Barbara Stauffer, sister to Christian's schools. His inclinations,! 
wife. to adopt agi icultui e 

' 7. Benjamin (111) was born Oct, 17, a youth his desires hcin 

1824. physician. Consequently 

8. Anna, born Feb. 26, 1828, mar he left home, and at 1-nmncl 
ried Martin Hoover, of near Ringgold, Md. tcrcd the office of th< 



280 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS Or FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Musser, father and son, and grandfather 4. Joseph, Ij Oci 

and uncle of Prof. John II. Mu« cr, fro- ated from JcfTci 

fessor nf Principles and Practice of a practicing ph] latWayn 

Medicine in the University of Pcnn- he married Gertrude Smith, 
sylvania, in Philadelphia, and there Ik- 5. Mary, l>oni Dec. S. 

began the reading of medicine. The ambi- two months. 
timis buy had made his application first to 6. Isaac, Ixsrn Feb. 20. 

the senior doctor, who was not inclined to March 31, 1901. 

admit a student, while the younger physician 7. Abraham ' r, re- 
favored the plan. In May, [843, he went side, unmarried in . 
into tin- office of the younger physician at 8. Anna was 
Bird-in I land, and in May 1844, he made 9. John was ' ml eb 
arrangements with Dr. A. H. Sensing, at 10. Mary 
Chambcrsburg, where he concluded his of the leadii 
studies. In the fall of 18.14 he entered Jet- Business ( 
ferson Medical College at Philadelphia, and a graduate of • 
graduated in the class of 1846, beginning his Wilmington, Delaware, 
practice at Waynesboro in the same year. n. Herman 1'. w; 

Dr. Frantz has practiced alone all these Dr. Frantz is '. 

years, with the exception of two years when by the professi . 

his son was associated with him. Since held many responsible pi 

1884 the doctor has made a specialty of the and has done much in the 

Diseases of the Ear, Nose, Throat and and lecturing, for I 

Lungs, and has been very successful in his science in this secti ■■:■■ oi tl 

treatment. In his younger years he was longs to the vai 

called upon to perform all kinds of surgery, State and Count; 

including dentistry. Mr. Frantz has always izcrs and the 

been progressive, and he was one of the first ncsl lemy of M< 

and lie introduced it into his practice about 

the same time that other eminent physicians GEORGE B. Rl'S 

began to use it in Philadelphia. 1.1 . IV. a retired 

()n Oct. 7, 1849, Dr. Frantz was united Church, Waynes-Inn >, Pa.. 

in marriage with Mary A., daughtei ^\ iS. 1 s . • j . at the K. 

Mich. ul Ryder, horn April 15, 1830, near near 1 ... Was 

Dry Run, in Path Valley, Franklin county. 

She dud Feb. 21, 1899; the children of this ore) Pus 
union were: (1 ) JOHN Rl " 

1. Samuel R., horn Sept. 25, 1850, (II) CHRISTIAN RI 

married Mary Benson <'i Wayne ' son of John Ri • 

ClI \kl [ ; r ! ' 1 \i:i 1 11 . h ' '■ S^ pi S 

23, 1851, married George Bell, of Mai 

and they live in Indian. 1. about tin 

3. Caroline, born Feb. 19, 1853. mar- t ho Anti 

lied \ndrew Marshbank, of Harrishurg. Pa. some lime the "\\ 



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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

flouring-mill attached. Christian Russell 2. Babdara died unmarried ii 

was apprenticed when a boy to Daniel Royer, aged fifty-one years. 

a I. inner, who had liis tannery east of 3. D.WIU B. died in 1900, ag< 

Waynesboro, on the farm now owned by nine years. 

Dr. A. II. Strickler. Upon reaching his 4. George !I1i 

majority he returned to Leitersburg, ami eiglity-first year. 

purchased the fain, and mill property of tin- 5. Rev. Christian, who died in 

heirs of his father; alter some years lie 1»'- adelphia, studied at Mercersburg, ai 

came financially embarrassed, through en- graduated from Franklin and 

dorsing for friends, and lost his property in lege in 1853, in the first class from I 

1828, from which time onward the family newly united institution at Lancaster. Pa. 

had a hard struggle with poverty. Christian He studied in the Mercersburg TIh 

Russell mail ied Catherine Besore, who was Seminary, and was ordained a mi: 

born in 1794, at the old Besore homestead on the Reformed Church i:. 

the "Marsh" southwest from Waynesboro, 6. Catherine, the youngest 

in Washington township, Franklin counts i ■ Sarbaugh, and now, more than three 

She was the daughter of David and Barbara score years and ten, resides in Was 

Besore. ller grandfather, Daniel Besore, township, Franklin county. 

was one of the pioneer settlers of Washing- (111) GEORGE I'.. RUSSELL 

Ion township. The family lived on the about nine years of age, was I 

"Marsh" faun which has been held by them lute hoy, to make his home with hi- . 

and their descendants for over 140 years, parents. After a time spent with tl 

and it is now owned by a great-grandson, Waynesboro, and subsequently 0:1 tl 

Rev. Dr. Russell. Daniel Besore is sup- he clerked in a drj : 

posed to have come to America from Ger- having attended at odd times 1 

many or Switzerland, hut the family is of select schools in Waynesb 

Huguenot origin, being Protestant refugees way by personal effort, he l>ecame a ■ 

who tied for protection from French perse- at Marshall College, Merct 

cution. The tradition of the family is to the which he was graduated in Ifc 

effect that the name was originally I. a Bes- rewarded with the second ho;: 

siem, hut became variously changed later on. 1 le then ; night the Middli 

The present name of Besore runs hack to sical High 

Basore, Bashor and Basehar; the descend- next elected a Tutor at Mm 

ants of the ancestors, Daniel and David, are and taught in that capacity dm 

to be found in Pennsylvania and other sions of 1851 1852 and pan 

States. the union was form* 

To Christian Russell and his wife six shall Colleges. While 

children were horn: ties as Tutor of Latin. Greek, Hi* 

1. Emily, the eldest, married Louis Die Myt c Ux>k the Theol 

trich, and she was the mother of Dr. \. C. in the seminar) uiul 

Dietrich, >.<i Waynesboro, a successful phy- Nevin, and was 

sician; till in her eighty-fifth year, when -Ik- Synod, held at Philadelphia in 

died, she reside! in Waynesboro. '853. Soon after he w. 



2&2 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Lancaster Classis on a call to become pastor ccrsburg Rci'icw, from 1858 l 

of the First English Reformed Mission 1861, freeing it from heavy 1! 

(now Grace Church), at Pittsburgh, Pa. In ally returning it in flourisl 

February, 1854, he began that enterprise with larger circulation to the Alumni 

witli seven members. ciation of the < 

After eight years as pastor of the mis- In 1867 the Synod al 
sion it grew strong, and he, having built - Dr. Russell "Book Editor" of the I 
chiefly by personal collections abroad — aline Publishing House in Philadelphi 
new church, resigned in 1862, and. the next was later formally elected an 1 
year, 1863, the Tercentennial of the Re- Reformed Church .'.' 
formed Church, lie organized the First Re- the same sort of work he scr ■ 
formed Mission in Allegheny City. In 1869 for a score of years. In J 11 11 in , 
he served as the first minister and missionary originated, edited and publi rthc Pitts- 
of the Reformed Church in the Sta,te of Del- burgh Synod The Reformed Era, workii 
aware, gathering the St. John's Congrega- for three years here, also at his 
lion, located at Wyoming, below Dover. In His active, sometime- inc 
187] he reorganized with nine members the publishing career at intervals together ex- 
disrupted St. John's Mission Church in West tended over more than twenty year: 
Philadelphia, which is now large and flour- sides contributing to the Guardiai 
ishing. In JS73 he organized the Zion Mis- ccrsburg Review, Reformed I 
sion in Pittsburgh, Pa., now St. Luke's and all the church pap 
Church, rliland avenue. In January. 1878, 1868 "The Ripe Harvest," the lai 
he was made the first pastor of Grace Re- edition of which was 1 
formed Church, first English Mission, Wash- year. In r86o, he issued 
ington, I ). C, where the President of the larger book, "Creed and 1 
United States now worships. In 1883 he formed Church," \vhi< 
served as supply in the Mont Alto ( Franklin through four editions. V I 
county) charge, and held the place for about tory of the Gi 
eight and one half years. Then for nearly llacke." His last h 
a year he labored gratuitously and without Saving the Children." was 
visible results as supply at Ouincy. in the and the edition v\ 
same county. Dr. Russell rec< 

])r. Russell was the publisher and editor M. from Marshall College it 

of the Pastor's Helper, which was fust is- p. n. from Franklin and M. 1 

sued in [859 a! Pittsburgh, h was the first in 1875. and the honorary titl 

Sunday-school paper of the Reformed from Catawh (N. C.) i 

Chinch, and was undertaken at the pub- lie declined overtures from the tru 

Usher's own venture and cost. It hail a sue- Heidelberg foi its Presi 

ccssful, growing and useful life >•* seven 1866; and was . 

years, and then was voluntarily transferred guished position 

to the Reformed (lunch Publication Hoard friends in the Bo; 

in Philadelphia, and called the Sunday- similar ai 

School Treasury. Dr. Russell, also at his Westni 

own risk and expense, published the Mer- elected and inaugurated 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 






tinate College, Myerstown, I'a., which place until March. 1903, when lie look up 

lie held for two years, and reduced pan of in Waynesboro. He has served foi 

the College debt. He served on the Gen- years on the Board of Directors I 

era! Synod's Board of Missions, and was Manufacturing Company in a ! 

president of that body for three years. He uing annually over two million 
has been president of four different cla e . Dr. Russell was happily married 

east and west, president of the Ohio Synod, in Pittsburgh, to Caroline A. Reiter, 

vice-president and also corresponding secre- gheny, Pa., daughter of George ami Cai 

tary of the General Synod. line Reitcr; both parents theinsel 

In 1858 Dr. Russell was honored b) ap- natives of Baltimore, but were m 

pointment as sole delegate from the Pitts- Pittsburgh in 1831. 1 Jiter h 

burgh Christian Association to the National horn to Mr. and Mrs. Russell, Lou 

Convention of that body held at Cincinnati, talented in music and at home in d 

Ohio; and was corresponding delegate from affairs. 

the Reformed Church in the United States It is not easy to measure in 

to the Reformed Church of America, in work Dr. Russell has accomplished. 1 I 

1863, at Schenectady. [11 1S57 Dr. Rus- through his service 

sell was sent as exchange delegate from the estness as a pastor, or his |iopular ability as 

Ohio Synod to the Eastern Synod of the a writer, his success as . 

United Slates at Allentown, l'a., and in practical force and activity as ai 

1866 he was similarly delegated from the but perhaps more than all - hum! 

Eastern Synod to the Synod of Ohio, at example of self-denial and c nsistenl 

Gallion, Ohio. He was also a delegate from tian life. For more than fift) 

the General Synod of the Reformed Church of them without salary, I 

of the United States to the "Alliance of Re- talents given him to hi 

formed Churches," holding the Presbyterial Jesus Christ; and ii 

system, at the meeting in Washington, P. building ><\ six orig 

C, in 1889. Dr. Russell has delivered a in various publicati 

number of occasional special and annual ad- faith. Life, now past tin 

dresses at different colleges throughout the has been filled to the full f< r him; an 

country, ami the dedicatory ad. In at tl yet active in hale and 

opening ^i the new Diagnothian Hall, I. an- cheerl k back will 

caster, l'a. lie delivered the address at the what 1>\ the Divine blcssin 

dedication of the St. I'auIN Orphan Home, plished. Vet his regret 

Butler, Pa., in December, 1S67, and had the and for his fcllowmeu I 

same part also later at the formal opening ^<i and so much is left 

the Bethany Orphan Home at Womclsdorf. boy. however. 

l'a. He served for a time as trustee of 1 lei- and won. not only in a pcrs< 

delberg ami also of Westmoreland College the '>■<■ lei ' l"< 

lie is a life director of the American Bible name is known and 

Society. and some of his pub! •' ' • 

In 1S83 Mr. Russell removed to Frank- lands, helpful t< - 

lin county, and lived upon Ins farm wen of declaring unto men tl 

Waynesboro, along the Grccncastlc pike, Reigning 



284 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN ' OUNTY. 

S CHAFF FAMILY. JACOE cntine. They hail 

S C " J I A I • J •" (born Jan 30, 1805 died Chambcrsburg, who married Alice Mycr 

March 7, 1887), son of Anthony and of Kansas, ai a daughter, Lc 

Catharine (Omwake) Schaff, was the an- and I cob Bruce, who died in Alio 

cestor of the Schaff family of Chambers- fore attaining his majority. 
burg. The Schaff family is of German 8. Isaiah James 

origin, and the progenitor was an early set- [845 ), was for luci ly ; her it 

tier in .Maryland. Anthony Schaff, the publ I his native county an< 

father" of Jacob, died in 1809, in Washington \V;i county, Md., and 

Co., Md., and Jacob Schaff was the first of register and rec 

the family to come to Franklin county. June u, Rumlc 

He was a farmer. He married Anna Blake 

ney Harris, daughter of George Harri (II) JACOE GIDEON SCHAFF 

Revolutionary soldier, who enlisted in Capt. (bom July 28, 183: 

John Nelson's Independent Company, Feb. son of Jacob and Ann 

7, 1776, ami with the is: Pennsylvania Bat- was educated in the pttbli 

talion in the second Canada Expedition serv- trin e a tear 

cil in the 1st Regiment, New York Line, ford and Antrim : 

under Co] Goo e Van Shaick, 1777 78. but relinquished teach 

was afterwards transferred to the 4th Regi- of th< United Brethren i 

meiit, Pennsylvania Line. After the Revo he continued until 1 charge 

lution Ik settled with his wife, Elizabeth was the Mercei 

Coxen, in Franklin county. Jacob and Anna his!.. 

B. (Harris) Schaff had issue : 70. lie withdrew fro: 

1. Malinda Catharine, died young, cause of a cliangc ii ' 

2. Simon Peter (horn July 30, [830 touching the natui 
— died Oct., 1000). married Lavinn Byers; \fter leaving tl 
they had issue: Annie M., Felicia II.. and printing busii 
Missouri V. 1875 established a w< 

3. Amanda Susan, born March 2, call* I the 
1833, died July 7. 1887. was aftei .. 

4. J VCOD ( ilDEON (II). Rcgil 

5. Jeremiah Lemuei (born Oct., gan the publ 
1837), married Margaret Lowry Gearhart ; his newsp 
they had issue; Samuel Stover, Jacob V. published in < 
Charles S., Judson K., George Harris, Ella be a succi 

and Carrie. ed in consequcn He w?s 

6. Amos Jesse (born Sept. i6\ 1S30* .1 man 
married \nna Grace Michaels, of West \*ii writer, lie - 
vim 1 ; they had issue: Maud Whittier (died for the third 

in 1877), Edward IV and Ra\ Vci the I s a mci 

7. Leah Anna (In mi < )cl 3 1 . 1 v . Chaml ' 

died Jan. 30, 1870) married GillKTl R. Val- mat 1 3 ' s 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

daughter of John and Susan (Group) schools and Wilson Fcma 

Peters, of Bendersville, Adams county ; they was associated with her brothers ii i 

had issue: terests of Ihc Register until her man 

i. Tin-i.\ Blakeney (born April to Dr. J I. M. Mile) (III). 
ii, jW>j, in Bendersville, Adams county, 5. Mkkle D'Aubi 

Pa.) was graduated from the public school bersburj . 1871) resided ih< 

of Chambersburg in 1880 ami was the first li is mother until his death, Marc 

graduate in win a free scholarship t" Wilson He was actively engaged in t' 

Female College, which institution she at- of the paper founded by his father ai 

tended, at the same time in connection with main assistant of his brothers ; 
duties in the newspaper office until April j, 6. Abigail Angeijqie '1 

1885, when she retired. Chambersburg, April _■■>. 1877 

2. Motte I., (born in Adams county, cated in the public sell. ...Is. and 

Pa., April 28, 1865) removed to Green- male College. She 1- associated with 1 

castle with his parents in 1868 and to Cham- brother, as secretary for the |. < '.. 

bersburg in 1869. lie was educated in the Electric l ... 

public schools and afterwards entered the 7. Jacob Gideon (IV). 

office of his father, in 1878, where Ik- learn- < 111 1 A. ORPAH SCHAFF, dai 

ed the trade of printer. He was foreman of of Rev. Ja col G. and Si 

the office until the death 1 if his father, after- married in .April. 1895, Dr. Mario 

wards succeeding him as editor, and in con- Mii.ev (b »rn at Haj 

nection with his brother Bruce Harris and son of Rcub n T. and Ellen I. (Cui 

sister Thesta B., conducted the People's ham) Miley. His father. Reul 

Register under the firm name of J. t">. Miley (bom in 1835 — died De< 

Schaff's Sons, with much success until his I903) was a saddler and I 

retirement, on account of ill health, lie in Chambersburg, and 

died in Denver, Colo., Feb. 11. 1897, and 1- Curtis Miley. who cane from I...: 

buried at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. t" Franklin county, and : 

3. Bruce Harris (born Jan. 23, Loudon. Dr. Miley \\ 
1867) has had a career similai to that of his bersburg 1>\ his parents in it 
brother. I le was educated like him and also educated in the publ 
entered his father's office al an early age and ing scho ! he .■ 

learned the trade of printer, lie was man- in Chambersburg for I 

aging editor after the death i>\ his brother, engaged in the nc>s f. 

until 1000, when he sold his interest in the years. Later he was engaged 

paper. At present he is living in Hagers- years as buyer for a large 

town, Md.. and is associated with hi- store in New York lie reti 

brother as treasurer and general manager Chambersburg in i8qo an.'. 

of the J. G. Schaff Electric Company's busi- medicine with Dr. 1 

ness at that place On Dec. 14, 1003. he and was graduated from the ' 

married Bertha Elizabeth llellnuith, of rurgical G 

Philadelphia. They have one child, Merle S. began the practice of his ■ 

.}. A. Orpaii (born in Chambersburg Chambersburg the same year. II 

Oct, 22, 1869) was educated in the public partnership with Dr. 11 x 



286 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

has since practiced alone. In 1893 lie \\a^ extensively engaged in installing \i 

the Democratic candidate foi coroner of electric li^l n . heat and po 

Franklin county, and had the satisfaction of put in the Municipal light plant a 

cutting down the Republican majority in herdstown, W. Va., in 1 . 

the county 455 votes. In 1898 he served the plant al . Md., 

unexpired term of Dr. James S. Kennedy he also erected the Merccrsl 

as physician to the Franklin county jail, and ters electric lighting plant and ! . 

the same year was appointed contract sur- many private plant-;, inch 

geon U. S. A., and served in the hospitals Hosfeld, of Shippensburg, and 

of the tst and 2d Divisions at lamp dcen, Maryland. 
Meade, until the close of the Spanish Amer- 
ican war. Upon his return to Chambers- ZACHARIAS. The I 

burg he resumed his practice, in which he family bearing the name of Z 

continues, and is recognized as one of the scended from 1 1 1 MATTHIAS ZACHAR- 

leading physicians of the county. He is a IAS, who v .^ 

member of the State Medical Association and who died in Frederick c< 

and the Franklin County Medical Society; emigrated to America on the 

.he is also a member of the Chambersburg Thomas Coatam, captain, fr 

Hoard of Health, lie is a member of the landing at Philadelphia, S .- 1753 < 

I. O. O. I'"., and of the Encampment, ol the same ship were his 

which he is Past Chief Patriarch. He is also arias, and his brother-in-law, 

a member of the Fraternal Mystic Circle, of Kuhn. M 

which he is a medical examiner, lie is also brothers .• ted to Pen 

•examiner for the Metropolitan Life Insur- one of the elder brothers s 

ance Company. Dr. Harry M. and A. the othei in York county. Mat 

•Orpah (Schaff) Miley have two children : to Frederick county. Md., w 

1. Merle C. naturalized April 15, 17 

2. Louise M. showing that he ' id live 
(IV) JACOB GIDEON SCHAFF for seven 

(horn Nov. 1, 1881), son of Rev. Jacob G. had within twi 1 I -; 

and Susan (Peters) Schaff. was educated in ion in a !' 

the public schools of Chambersburg, and tling in M 

studied electrical engineering at Purdue of 125 acres called "Mon 

University, Lafayette, hid. He returned to sequently an adj 

Chambersburg in 1899, and engaged in known as ' telight." 

business as a contracting electrical engineer, never been n 

handling all kinds of electrical goods and leaving 

supplies. In 1001 he opened a branch store Anna IT- 

at Hagerstown Md. In 1903 he made 1. Matthias - 1 1 > 

Hagcrstown his headquarters and cbanged 1 ^nna ' 

the style oi Ins business to the J. G. Schaff 1750. married 

Electric Company, under winch title he is 3 M.\u\ 1 

now trading. The establishment in Cham 176(1. mat 

bcrsbure became the branch store Wc is fill MATTHIAS ZACHARIAS. 5 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

of Mauliias and Anna Elizabeth (Kuhn) [806; Thomas, April 9, 1808; Justina, born 

Zacliarias, was born 111 Frederick county, Jan. id, 1810, married Louis Wortz 

Md., July 5, 1757. His occupation was that married Christian Zacliarias; 

of a fanner, He served as a soldier in the lx>rn Feb. 23, 1X14; Esther, fan. 10, 1816; 

Revolution, and was one of the escort of the and Daniel died in infam 1 rian am 

Hessian soldiers, who surrendered at York- Sarah (Picking) Zacliarias were ' 

town, \'a., and who were taken to York, with children as fo 
Pa., in October, 1 78 1. His grandson, Will- 1. Matthias P. married Emn 

iani J. Zacliarias, Esq., lias possession of a of Hillsboro, Virginia. 
whiskey flask, given to Ins grandfather by 2. Esther A., living at Clu 

one of the Hessians. Painted on one side Pennsylvania. 

is the figure of a soldier in a blue coat, hull' 3. Marv E. married James \V. ' 

breeches, white leggins, a black cap with red ell, of Emmitsburg, Maryland. 
crest, and wearing a sword. On the other 4. John ]•'. married Anna K. Miller, 

side are two inscriptions: Vivat America of Frederick City, Maryland. 
(Long live America) and hh bin dc'mc 5. Sarah A. lives at Cham! 

Intlfe noch da. Matthias Zacliarias married, Pennsylvania. 

May 8, 1787, Anna Stockslager, of Adams 6. Christian T. married, Mai 

county, Pa., and their children were as fol- Stokes, Emmitsburg, Maryland. 

7. William J. (IV). 
1 IV 1 WILLIAM J. ZACHAK 
of Christum and Sarah 1 Pickii £ 
arias, was horn near Emmitsburg. Ere 
county, Md.. March 18, 1852. He al 

in youth). the public schools of his native 

died in youth), was graduated at Mercersburg 

dcr President 1 lighee, in 187 \i\ 

ZACHARIAS, graduated he was tutor of 

son ol Matthias and Anna (Stockslager) in tin for one year, and I 

Zacliarias, horn in Frederick county. Md., sistant principal of 

March 9, 1802, was a farmer in that county. LJutlcr county, for a few month;; 

lie married. May 12, 1 836, Sarah Picking, to Chambershurg, |an. 1. • 

who was horn Jan. 1, 1812, daughter of appointctl ^^w.i:; 1 

John and Esther (Burns) Picking. John berslnirg Academy under 

Picking (born Sept. 4, 1777. near Abbotts- maker, where he remained three 

town, Pa., died near Emmitsburg, Md.. hewasemploycdintheAcademy.il 

Jul)- 5, 1 S.j 5 ) was a farmer. Esther Burns law under Judgi 5 ewart, and 

(horn Aug. 3. 177''- dud Feb, 11, 1847), milled to the Franklin Couni 

to whom he was married 111 1700. was a .'". 1880. Two years later, in 188: 

daughter of George and Mary Burns. The formed a law ;> with 

children ^\ John and Fsther Picking weie: hi ike. Est)., which sti I continues. 

.•7. 1800, married Daniel tics he is a Democrat In 1883, he v 

was born Sepl 20, 1802; mated for l>isti:et Vttorne) 

2, 1804; Henry, Feb. iS. cratic ticket, and was elected in a Rcpuh 



ows: 




j. 


John. 


2. 


Matthias. 


3- 


Anna Mary. 


4- 


Anna Elizabeth. 


5- 


George ( who died 


6. 


Joseph (who also 


7- 


Christian (111). 


(III) CHRISTIAN 



M 


iry, 


U 


rn Ji 


H< 


iffn 


an 


; Jao 


CI 


ark 


ttc 


, Mai 



288 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN' COUNTY. 

county. After serving a full term of three one mile f Franklin. He ma 

years he was re elected, in 1886. In 1902 a Shearer, and llicy had thr 

lie was ( me 1 'i the Democratic candidate! for daughters: 

the State Legislature, and was defeated by 1. Kate is now Mi 

only a narrow margin in a county that is the Dutch settlement. 

usually overwhelmingly Republican. As ;; 2. Baruara i- Mr-. Grove, and 

lawyer lie enjoys a lucrative practice, i- a lives in the Dutch settlement. 

safe counsellor, and ranks as one of the 3. John is deceased. 

leaders of the Bar of his county. Socially 4. Jacoi: i III). 

he is a member of the J. 0. 0. F. and the 5. Henky is da 

Royal Arcanum. In /ion's Reformed The other three dau{ e i 

Church he is an active member, and was for ceased. 

a number of years a deacon, and since [896 1 111 ) 1 \l 'I IB SXYDER was Ik 

has served as an elder, lie has been con- a farm in the Dutch - 

nccted with Zion Reformed Sunday Scl ! from New Franklin, in iSio, am 

for more than twenty years. 1878. lie married Susan Miller, . 

On March 20, 1883, Mr. Zacharias born in the Dutch settlement in 1815. ai 

married Mary J Boyd, daughter of (."apt. died in 1893, daughter 

Robert J. and Susan C. (While) Boyd, of who came of German ties 

Upton, Franklin county. Their home has the father of three ■ 

been brightened by seven children, name!}: tens: John married Kate 

1. Janet. bersburg; Christina mar: 

j. Robert Matthias. Chambersburg ; Anna marrie< 

3. Edward Taney. lenger, now of K 

4. JOHN THOMAS. and Catherine are dee 

5. William Owen. lives in York City, 
(>. Christian Boyd. To Jacoh 

7. Dixon Scott. were born four children: 

l. Leandkr • 

WILLIAM II. SNYDER, one of the J. Chari 

most prominent citizens of Wayncsho .; \nnie \ n 

Franklin Co., Pa., and one who has been Wayi 
identified with the leading manufacturing in- 4. William 11. (IV). 

terests of the city, was bom April 10. 1843, I IV) WI1 1 1 \M 11. S\ 

in Franklin county, a son of Jacob and Susan hi- early life on the 
(Miller) Snyder, natives of Franklin county. 

(I) JACOB SNYDER, great-grand- mon school in tl 

father of William II., was A native oi tier- he came to \\ 

many, who emigrated about 173S, and was prenticeship at the machii 

one o\ the first German settlers in Franklin George Frick. 

county, lie became the fathci oi a son, Altoona, Pa., where he s| 

Jacob tin. the Pennsylvania R; 

(lh JACOB SNYDER was born in his trade, am 

what is known as the Hutch settlement, boro, win 























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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 






of Frick & Co., he taking the position of SCHNEBLY. The first of this ( 

master mechanic, and thus continuing in America, I Jr. Henry Schntbly, v. 
throughout the various changes until An- Hec. y. J7_'.S, at Zurich, Switzerlan 
gust, 1899, when he retired. He is now, and emigrated to this country in 175 
lias been ever since the company was incor- at New York. There he was taken ;•:■ 
porated, a director of the Frick company, was obliged to remain for some time, 
being cute of the original directors, ami was Ins recovery he went to Washingtoi 
elected vice-president in January, 1904. lie Md., and having only means enough left to 
is also one of the original directors of the pay the expenses incident to his illness, made 
Landis Tool Works, and still has a place on the journey on foot. There, by his 
the board as a director. For a number of industry in the practice of medicine, he soon 
years he was a director in the Bank of acquired the means of purchasing tin 
Waynesboro, in which he is a stockholder of land called the "Garden of Eden," live 
as he is also in the National Hank of Waynes- niiles north of Hagerstown. At the time of 
boro, and he is now a director in the Ccme- his death he was one of the largest land- 
tery Company. holders in Washington county, and, besides 

In ]8(>7 Mr. Snyder married Bell, the property situated where he I 
daughter of James and Martha (Gordon) owned land in Kentucky (where ¥.'. 
Mayhew, of Scotch-Irish descent. The town is now situated) and in Berkley 
grandfather of Mrs. Snyder. Hans Gordon, ty, W. Va., near the Springs. IK 
built the first house in the village of Waynes- farm! grandchild who w 

boro. Mr. Snyder is a consistent member him. lie married Mis> Elizabeth ! 
of the Reformed Church, and his wife of and they had four sons and one daughter: 
the Methodist Episcopal Church. In poli- 1. Henry (II). 

tics he is a stanch Republican, hut has never -'• John (III). 

cued for the honors of public office. The 3. Jacob i,i\ ). 

children horn to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder are: 4. David (V). 

i. Ruth Gordon died aged five 5- Elizabeth (VI). 

2. Anna B. married Dr. John C. Cris- After the death of his first wii 

well, a dentist of Waynesboro. beth, Dr. Schnebly married Mr.-. Ma. 

,}. Hax.ei. D. is at home. garet Houseman. He died July 24 

Fratcrnallj Mr. Snyder belongs t<> the in the seventy-seventh year of h 
1. (). (). K. and the Machinists' Union. In (J | ) HENRY SCHNEBLY, cl 

188] Ik creeled a comfortable home for his of Mr. Schnebly, was horn Feb. J. \~ - 
family, hut in 1902 this was superseded by died in Hagerstown, July 15, l?5 
the handsome residence on West Main thirty-one years, live months and thii 
street. days ; he was buried at the Gen 

Mrs. Snyder is one of a family ><i ten Church. He marri( 
children, five of whom are living: \\ i 1 ': :".i and. had one son: 
H., of Hancock. Md.; Mrs. Snyder; Martha i. Daniei v \""^ 

)., wife of William Reed, of Pcnnsylv . (Ill 

Rose 1'.. wife oi Henrj Maun, oi Waynes- Schnebly, was lioro Sep: ;. i* 
boro; and Viena, wife of I). mid Bi twent; 

to 



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married t'> Catharine Rench (daughter of 
John and Margaret Rench) who was tlien 
eighteen years old, having been born in 1764. 
They had eight sons and three daughter . all 
except Joseph being horn on the "Garden of 
Eden" farm ; 

1. Henry (VIII). 

2. John (IX). 

3. Jacob (X). 

4. Henry. 

5. David (died in infamy ). 

6. Daniel 1 [enry (XI). 

7. Petek (XII). 

8. Joseph Rench (XIII). 

9. Margaret (XIV). 
jo. Elizabeth (XV). 

11. Mary (died Oct. 21, 1X17. aged 
seventeen years). 

Mrs. Catharine Rench passed away 
in 1804, in her fortieth year, and on Jan. 7, 
1808, John Schnebly married Miss Cathar- 
ine Wetzel, of Staunton, \ a. There was 
no issue by this marriage. John Schnebly 
>yvas the ov, ner of eight or nine hundred acres 
<()f land, was engaged in farming, and lived 
at the place called "Ashton I fall." 1 le wa 
universally beloved and respected. He died 
March 20, 1833, aged seventy-four years, 
>six months and seventeen days. 

(IV) Dr. Jacob Si iinemly, third son 
of Dr. Schnebly, lived in Hagerstown where 
he practiced medicine. He was in verj 
circumstances. He married Miss Cassandra 
Claggelt. of the same place, and they had 
nine children : 

1. Eliza. 

2. Henry Claggett (XVI). 

3. So mi a. 

1 4. Wii.i 1 \m (XVII ). 

5. El tZABli I'll. 

6. Louisa. 

7. Thomas (XVIII I. 

8. Maio (XIX). 
i). Sali ii'. 



Of the above family Eliza, i 
pliia and Sallie all died unmarried, 
two named surviving their pare I 
years, and attaining a 
died in Hagerstown in the house when 
were born, and where their lives were \ 

(V) C()L. DAVID SCHNEBLY, 
fourth s>n of Dr. Schnebly. live 

on the old homestead, the "< 
He married Mary Wolgamot. of Will 
port. Washington Co.. Md., wl 
him thirty-six years, dying in the 104: 
of her age. She celebrated hei ■ 
dredth anniversary, presiding at the I 
and entertaining her guests witl 
elegance all day. There is a mem 1 
dow in the German Reformed I 
Hagerstown to the memory of h •-■. 
husband, they having been men.' - 
church and generous contril 
port. At the Colonel's death Mrs S 
inherited the estate. The propert) 
entailed l>y his father's will 
had that pari of the vv ill set ; 
islature i of which lie was a meml 
tlie death of Mrs. Schneblj 

went to her relatives, a.s she 
had no child, en. 

(VI) ELIZABETH SCHN] 
daughter ^i Dr. Schnebly, man 
Barnett, a German, who aftei their ma 
became a farmer ami distiller. The) in 
died t<r^ the hanks of the V 
Washington county. Md. 

children : 

1. Henry (XX): 

j. J vcon (XXI). 

.V John 1 Will. 

4 David I Will 1. 

5. Bprsi v .WIN',. 

(.. Susan i W\ 

7. Cass \n >ra (XXVI ) 

8. M \;\ 1 \\\ lh. 

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(VII) DANIEL SCHNEBLY, son of [858, he and his two brothers Jac 
Henry, was born in 1786, in Hagerstown, Daniel, dying within two da) 

and died there Sept. s, [843, aged fifty-seven Prior to the war of 1 s 1 _• II.- 

years. He commenced life as a farmer, but married Miss Elizabeth Suavely, dauj 

becoming tired of agriculture removed to Casper Snavely, of Pleasant Valley, Was 

Hagerstown, where he become very popular, ington county, Md. ; she died 

He was honored with several offices in his farm. Nine children came to tin; 

native county, serving as sheriff, postmas- born on part of the "Gai 

ler and register of wills for many years, 1. Mary A. died on tin 

holding the latter office at the time of his 2. John C. (XXXII). 

death. He was three times married, first 3. Julia M. (XXXIII 1. 

to Catharine Rench, by whom he had eight 4. Daviii I. (XXXIV). 

children: 5. George Wasiii.n XXV). 

1. Sarah died in infancy. 6. Eliza died on the home farm. 

2. Jacob died in infancy. 7. James Henry (XXXVI). 

3. Ellen. 8. Susan Elizabeth (XXXVII 

4. David died in young manhood. 9. Amanda Kith (XXXVII 

5. Elizabeth. Three years after the 

6. Margaret. wife, Henry Schnebly n 

7. Calvin. second union being to Mis Won- 

8. Catharine. derlich, of Shippensburg. I'a. 
By his second wife, Margaret Rench, riage there were twelve chil 

daughter of Jacob and Margaret Rench, and whom died, in infancy, those « 

sister of his fust wife, Daniel Schnebly had maturity being: 

five children : I. Joseph SPRIGG (XXXIX). 

1. Edwin died in young manhood. 2. Henrietta A. 1 XI. V 

2. Alfred. 3. Catharine (Kate 

3. John died in infancy. 4. Tryphena (XL1I). 

4. Oscar died in infancy. 5. Elizabeth (XLIII). 

5. Mary Louisa. 6. Calvin I XLIV). 

By his third marriage, to Mrs. Jane Tur- < IX ) JOHN SCHNEBLY. s 

ner, of Williamsport, Daniel Schnebly had was born Aug. 15, 1785 He was; 

no children. She survived him and married and lived in Montgomery county, Md, 

again. Mis first two wives had ample for- died Oct, 23, 1818, and the fan 

tunes, and he himself was considered quently removed to \Ya si 

wealthy, but being of a liberal and hospitable later to Mount Vernon. ( 

disposition lie died in rather reduced cir- widow married again. lie ma 

•cumM.inces. Susan Kerschner. of \V; 

(VIII) HENRY SCHNEBLY. eldest Md.. and they had chi 
son of John, was born March 14, [7S4. In 1. John [A^-A in inl 
the fall of 1835 he migrated to Peoria, 111.. 2. Eliza 

going all the way overland by private con- 3. Maria. 

veyance, and he acquired considerable prop .). Ann M.mo 

Cltv there. lie died in Illinois. Aug. 4. 5. One that died 



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(X) JACOB SCHXEBLY, son of John 
was born Feb. 12, 1787. Jit- had a farm in 

Montgomery county, and was proverbial 
for his generosity and hospitality. J le 
afterward resided in the West. Hi 
in Magerstown, Aug. 3, 1858, in tin- 
full hope of blissful immortality, lie never 
married. 

(XI) DANIEL HENRY SCHXEB- 
LY, sun of John, was born Dee. 31, 17S8. 
In 1814 he married Ann Maria Ren 
daughtei of Daniel and Elizabeth Rench, 
and they had twelve children : 

j. Daniel Rench. 

2. John Henry (LXIV). 

3. Samuel R. 

4. Eliza. 

5. Elizabeth Mary (LXV). 

6. Andrew Rench (LXVI). 

7. Isaac Keller. 

8. Freeland (LXVI1I). 

9. Frisby (LXIX). 

10. Frederick Dorsey (LXX). 
1 j. Jacob (LXXI). 

12. Daniel H. , LXXII). 

The mother died Sept. 17, 1846, in her 
fifty-first year, beloved and regretted by the 
whole community. In 184S he married 
Miss Susanna Miller, who still survive 
by that union had four children, one dying 
in infancy ; the others were : 

1. David Miller (LXXI11 ). 

2. Catharine (LXXIV). 

3. Joseph Rench I LXXY). 

Daniel Henry Schnebl) lived for a while 
as a tenant on his father'-- farm, which was 
a part of the "Garden of Eden." For sonic 
time he Kept a hotel in Hagerstown, where 
lie resided at the lime General Jack.- mi was 
made president, and he entertained the Gen- 
eral when lie was Oil Ills way lo lake the 
Presidential chair. ITc afterward removed 
to a farm given to his wife by her father, in 
Ringgold's Manor (and which adjoined her 



lather'.- place), and there re-.. 
death, Aug. 3, 1858, in 1857 
active farming but continuii 

on the farm. Mt. Moriali 1 
situate'! 1 in a part of this propel 
Schnebly sold his j»r< •] 't: 1 \ 1 
this place. 

(XII) PETER SCHXEBLY, 
John, was born in February, 17 ; 
married, and died in March., 1836, 
thii ty- nine 1 tted by a!'. 

him. 

(XIII ) JOSEPH REXCH SCHN 
1 A' 1 1" mi in i& 13 1 n 
of John and Catharine S 
died when he was nine : 
married Miss Sarah Mid llek it I 
had four children : 

1. Charles grew to man'. 
in the West. 

2. Melville grew 1 
died in the West. 

3. Floreni e liv< - in At ' 

4. Emma lives in Arkansas. 
The family live I in Arkans 

seph R. Schnebly died 

of the Rebellion. (The name B ; 

tion has dropped ll 

(XIV) MARGARET SCHN 
eldest d 

and on May 6, 1819, 1 
Keller, of the P Mr. 

kv; n pastor <>i the churches 
iicllsburg and Williamsport and ". 
being the fit ■ 
es, and preaching 
for a nunil • 

two years in the I 
in Hagerstown. In 
1 'cot . . 111., and 
teii.m Giurch there, • 
foi twelve ycai - He 
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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 






28, 1870. Ri-v. Keller and wife had 1 
children : 

i. Catharine Schnebly. 

2. Thomas (XXIX). 

3. George (XXX). 

4. John Schnebly (XXXI). 

5. Isaac Finley died when nearly two 
years old. 

6. Mary Elizabeth., 

7. One that died in infancy, unnamed. 

8. Margaretta. 

Of the above children, Catharine Schneb 
ly, Mary Elizabeth and Margaretta Keller 
never married, hut lived together on the old 
homestead in the vicinity of Peoria, II!. The 
first named assisted in the compilation of this 
genealogy. 

(XV) ELIZABETH SCHNEBLY, 
second daughter of John and Catharine 
Schnebly, was born July 30, 1708. On Feb. 
23, 1837, she was married to Joseph Rench, 
son of Jacob and Margaret Rench, and they 
had two children, one son and one daughter. 
The daughter died in infancy, and Willie, 
the son, died when six years old. Mr. Rench 
was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian 
Church of Hagerstown for main' years 
lie died very suddenly Sept. 6, 1S70, in the 
seventy-third year o\ his age. Eli :abetl 
was the last survivor of John's family, and 
passed away . When in her eighty- 
sixth yea: ( 1SS3) she assisted in compiling 
the genealogy of the Schnebly family, and 
was at the time very active, with a mind re- 
markably vigorous. 

(X\ 1) HENRY C. SCHNEBLY. son 
of Dr. Jacob, was a merchant. Me removed 
to Philadelphia where his wife dud. and he 
remarried, lie married (first) Miss Me". 
delta Chew , and they had four children : 

1. Chew, 

.?. Jacob. 

3. Lovinia, 

4. DORINOA (1 >01 LY). 



(XVII) WILLIAM SCIINT.I'd. 
ond son of Dr. Jacob, was born and 1 
in Hagerstown. After a nunibci 

he went t.i reside in New Ier>ey, win 
married a Mi-- Zabriskie; they had 
children : 

1. I.o 

2. ELIZ \i:i III. 

3. William. 

4. (name of fourth not 

given). 

(XVIII) THOMAS SCHNEBLY, 
t'nrd son of Dr. Jacob, also married .; 
Zabriskie, of New Jersey, where he p. 

and died !ea\ ing three chil 

1. Cassandra. 

2. Clacgltt. 



(NIX) M \RY SCHNEBLY, ' 
ter of I >r. Ja< >b, married Walter 
Prince Gi ' ounty. Md. lie died in s 

sh 'it limt, leaving one child: 

1. Sarah Loris.\, who married 
1 1. Grove, a lawyer of I tagersl iv n 
removed to Martinsburg, W. Va., after 
some years living on a farm near that 

1 -he died leaving foui 
1 1 :te. Thomas, Mary and 
Berry. 

(XX) HENRY BARN 
I 

: farmer. 1 le finally • 
and moved to Ohio, scttl 
Greene county. 1 le mat 1 : - 
Laughlin, near the "Garden of Eden " 
had five children : John, Xmc\ , 
s.m and Sarah. 

(XXI) JACOB BARNETT. 
Jacob an 1 Eli :ahcth 

tii st lived on his father's faun, bul 
and went to Illinois His wife 
satisfied they moved hack without 
the wagons, an I sell 

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BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



ried Elizabeth Miller, of Washington conn- Lutheran minister, and tl 

ty, 1\1<!., and they had seven children: Eliza- Luther and Theophilus. 

beth, Louisa, (Him, Matilda, Tilghman, by her uncle, Col. D 

Catherine and William. (XXIX) THOMAS KELL1 

(XXII) JOHN BARNETT, son of son of Rev. Isaac and Mar{ 
Jacob and Elizabeth (Schncbly) Barnett, Keller, was 1 •• -r;i in Mc< 
lived and died on his farm on the bank* of burg, Pa., went \V< 

the Conococheague. His widow made her family in 1S35, and. re-i' 

home with her sister, Mrs. Andrew Rench, 111., until April, 1^3. whe 

and died there. He married Sallie Price, of present residence, in ty, Nebr; 

Washington county, Md., and had five chil- (XXX; GEORGE KELLE 

dren : William, Arthur, Josiah, Washington son of M 

and John. Oregon after attaining hi> majority and 

(XXIII) DAVID BARNETT. son of ao Will 
Jacob and Elizabeth (Schnebly) Barnett, river in 1852. 

lived and died near Hancock. He mar- (XXXI) JOHN SCHNEBLY KE1 

ried Nancy Schnebly, and had three daugh- LER, third son of Marj 

ters : Susan, Elizabeth and Mary. Keller, wa: born in Williampsort, Md. 

(XXIV) BETSEY BARNETT, to Peoria. 111., with his 
daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Schnebly) child, ai 

Barnett, married a Mr. Immell, who was a 1S83, when he mi« 

farmer near Chambersburg. They had seven Neb. He 1 larried Ann 1 

children, George, John. Leonard, David, ria count) 

Barnett, Annie and Catharine. George. (LXII). \\ 

(XXV) SUSAN BARNETT, daugh- May. Eva, \nna. J hn a 
ter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Schnebly) ! ' (XNXIlj JOHN I 
nett, married a Mr. Small, and had two sons esl son of H< 

and lour daughters, Washington, John town, in 1S35. and v 

Schncbly, Caroline, Eveline, Elizabeth and his i 

Susan. farm 1 

(XXVI) CASSANDRA BARNETT, il 
daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (! I about thr 
Barnett, married a Mr. Bagford, and had livinj 

three daughters and three sons, Julia Ann. 1SS1. He 11 

Mary Ann. Comfort, Calvin, and two othei Wasl l unty. Md., ai 

sons whose names were not known to the were: 

compiler. 1. Anna Mar\ (XLV). 

(XXVII ) M \RY B \K\TT i 2. !;im . V 

ter of )A^>h and, Elizal 11 

nett, married a Mr. Washahaugh. and ihe\ 4. 1 

had three daughters. He was a brewer. s Em: \1 VII 

(XXV1I1) NANCY BARNETT. 6. Fannir. 
daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Schm 7. .' ■ 

Barnett, married Rev Benjamin Kurt S. ! . 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

9. Edward. 2. Charles. 

jo. Herbert. 3. Mary Virginia married a Mr. 

(XXXIII; JULIA MARGARET Adams (LVI II). 
SCHNEBLY, eldest daughter of Henry, 4. Carrie Jean married 

was born in 1816, and was educated at Em- Davidson, a judge in the coun 
mitsburg, Md. In 1835 she went West with (XXXV) GEORGE WASH] 

her father, an. I in March, 1836, married SCHNEBLY, third son of 

Charles Ballance, of Peoria, 111. They bail West with his father in 1835 

ten children: his majority lie went to town .. 

1. Virginia (L). a steam sawmill, m; 

2. Josephine Rench (LI). thus. He married Miss M 

3. 1 1 1 1 A (Lll). afterward wen; 

4. Eliza (Llll). settled ai Mossvillc, Peoria con 

5. Sarah died when a few days old. where lie engaged in fanning, run- 

6. Charles (LIV). sawmill and trading in grain. Ti 

7. Willis Henrv (LV). seven children : 

8. Mary (LVI). 1. George i I. IX 1. 

9. John. 2. William, died in the • 
to. Amanda (LVI] 1. 1883, a very prot ung mar 
Mr. Ballance died in 1887. lie emi- 3. Julia (KX). 

grated from Kentucky several years before 4. Mary (LXI). 

his marriage, was an able lawyer, was coun- 5. Robert. 

ty surveyor for several years, acquired quite 6. SllSAN. 

a large landed estate, and at the time of his 7. MARGARET. 

death was considered a wealthy man. Hi- (XXXVI) J A M MS 11 1 

property has since improved in value, and SCHNEBLY, son enry, h; 

his heirs are all in very comfortable circum gaged in various 

stances. Mrs. Ballance died in 1899, at ricd Miss Sophia Niel. and tl 

the advanced age of eighty-three years. living at Edwards 

(XXXIV) DAVID J. SCHNEBLY, no children. 
second son of Henry, was born in 1818, (XXXVII) Sl> 

and died Jan. 5, 1901. He was named for daughter of U< 

his uncle. Col. David Schnebly, and by him county, Md., marrk 

was given a scholarship in Mar-hall College, 1844. lie died, and -lie 1- now 

Mcrccrsburg, where he received .1 liberal ed home place net; 

ucation. He edited the Merccrsburg Journal had six children; the mm . 

for four years. After graduating he re- Illinois: 
turned to his home in Illinois, remaining 1. Henry. 

there a short time, and then went to ( )regon, j. 1 

where he married a Miss fainter, 1 3 Washing 

from Philadelphia. He afterward removed reaching maul - 
to Washington Territory. He and In- wife .; Euw \rd. 

had four children : 5. Neli ie. 

1. Hi nry, 6. Si > w Ei • 



zoo BIOGRAPHICAL AXXAI.S OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

(XXXVIII) AMANDA RUTH erty. They have had six childn 
SCHNEBLY, daughter of Henry, was born living: 

in Washington county, Aid. Her mother i. Iohn. 

dying when she was six months old, her 2. Henry. 

father's step mother look her in charge, and 3. '. 

she remained with her grandmother until 4. Frank. 

the kilter's death, in 1835, when she went 5. Bessie. 

Wcs1 with her father. She died in 1878, (XL1 | (" A T H A R I N F. 

and is buried in the Springfield cemeter; at SCHNEBLY, I Henry 

Peoria. She married Capt. William Reed, and Elizabeth \Y. Schnebly. was 

of St. Louis, a steamboat captain, and they March, 1836, in Peoria county, 

had two children: grew up and was educated then 

1. Eliza, Mis. Smith, who lives in ried J '. '•:" Bureau 
southern Illinois. and they have had five children : 

2. William, who was accidentally 1. Hetty. 
drowned in tin- Illinois river when a lad of 2. Ann \ 
fourteen or fifteen. 3. Charles. 

(XXXIX) JOSEPH SPRIGG 4. Clement. 
SCHNEBLY, eldest son of Henry and 5. Clinton. 

Elizabeth W. Schnebly, was born in Wash- (XLII) TRYPHENA SCHN 

ington county, Md., and grew up in the west, third dat 

lie married Miss F.iizabeth Stonebraker, of Schnebly, was '■ at the 

Washington county Md. They are members near Peoria, and 

of the Calvary Mission Church, of Peoria, Steulwnvill S After 

111., and live in the suburbs of that city. They she taught in the publ 

had thirteen children, of whom five died, in She married Gc >rge !<■ 

infancy, the others being: Peoria, and the. 

1. Anna. cago. where the} still n 

Cora. one child : 

3. Josi in. 1. Georgi . 

4. Henry. (XI. Ill 1 El 1Z \BETH - 

5. Landis. fourth daughter of Henr\ 

6. Elm i r. Schncbh . w .1- 1 >ru at l 

7. 1 )AISY, and. like her - : 

8. \\ Al 11 k. tion at the Stcul 
(XL) HENRIETTA A. St 11NEBLY, in the publi 

eldest daughter of Henry and F.li -.iheth hood after her gra 

Schnebly, was also horn in Maryland. being live with 

taken west in her infancy. She was married met Major t ie 
in Peoria county to Samuel Shuni.m. of \lhany. X. A' 

Minnesota, where they made then home \^r reside in M 
several years, tin. illy settling in Illinois. v u»t 1 Geo 

of the Illinois river in Woodford county, -\ ^M> 

where they have acquired considerable prop _; \i icf 



BIOGRAPHICAL AXXAI.S OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 






.). Louis. nc , and resides at Peoria, 111. He 

5. Camilla. Mary Brown, and llicy lu 

6. Charles died in infancy. drcn, both of whom are dc 
(XL1V) CALVIN SCHXEBLY, (L) VIRGINIA BALLANCE 

youngest son of Henry and Elizabeth \Y. daughter of Charles am 

Schncbly, is living on the old homestead,' (Schnebly) Ballance, was born i 

where he was born and reared, lie married She married Col. Webb, who . 

Jennie Chambers, of I >ayton, Ohio, and they the battle of Red River, during the R 

have had four children, but the two sons died She subsequently married her bi 

in infancy. The daughters are : Daniel M. Bash, and they hav< 

1. Lucy. dren, three of whom arc living, L 11 

.:. Alice. and Edith. Mr. Bash is now a U 

(XLV) ANNA MARY SCHNEBLY. paymaster, stationed at San Ant< 
eldest daughter of John C, married Jai (LI) JOSEPHINE Rl 

P. Lucas, of Peoria county, 111., and they live LANCE married Daniel M. R 

in the suburbs of that city. They have five 1 >hio. She died in about nine 

children living: her remains were brought 1 > . 

1. Jessie. tcrred in Springfield cemetery. 

2. Mary. (LII) JULIA BALLAXC1 

3. John. _ daughter of Julia M. (Schnebl 

4. Emma. married Leslie Rob 

5. I harlie. I V. 11 1 1 She died 
(XLVI) JULIA SCHNEBLY, second six years after her marriage, 

daughter of John C, married Andrew ( llni- sons: Charles Ballance and Led 
stead, They are living in Peoria. They (LI1I) ELIZA BALLAX< 

have two children : ter of Julia M. (Sch 

1. Maud. James M. Rice, a lawyer of Pen 

-■ Ralph. have four children '■ 

(XLV11) HENRY L. SCHXEBLY. Caroline Montgomery. \ 

son of John C, married Miss Franecsca Fox, James Montgomery, 
of Texas, and they are living on a farm near (LIV) ClI/> 

Chenoa, in. They have had foui children: of Julia M. (Schncl 

1. Maud. Fannie Green, of l'e >ria, a;,.', tl 

2. Charles. eight children, two of whom 

3. . the survivi Mabel. Jos< 

4. . sie, Lillie. Charles .\\u\ H< 

(XLVIII) EMMA SCHXEBLY, Ballance has a 
daughter of John C, married Edgai Davei 1 1 \' ) WILLIS HEN'RY 

port, a railroad man of Eureka, 111 . where ! AXt I 11 of 

they reside. They have two children : Ballance, man.. Xcvin 

1. Frank. lei of Rev. 11 V 1 > N 

2. . 111., and lhc\ lu\e live el 



(XLIX1 JOHN RENCM SCHNEB- Flora. Harriet. Julia Mai 
1 A', son of |olin C, is in the hardware l>u-~i Thev live m P 



298 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

(LVI) MARY BALLANCE, (1; (LXI1I) ISAAC KELLER, thii 

ter nf Julia M. (Schnebly) Rallnnce, mar- ■ ■!' John S. Keller, married Matl 

ried Holdridge Collins, a lawyer of Chicago, Richmond township, Peoria Co. 

III., where they reside. They have two chil- they have one child, Edith. They 

dren, Rejoice Ballance and . Peoria. 

(LVII) AMANDA BALLANCE, (LXIV) JOHN H. SCH> 

daughter of Julia M. (Schnebly) Ballance, ond son of Daniel H. Schnebly. mamed 

married William S. Brackett. a lawyeuprT Elizabet)%0fouscr in 1843. The} 

Chicago. Her health being delicate tiKiyrc- Missouri to reside, and ere ai 

moved to Peoria, where they were living two some years, leaving three chi 

years at the time of her death ^pom con- in Missouri: 
sumption, in June, 1883. She left one child, 1. Elizabeth (marric< 

William, who was then two and one-half 2. Belli (Mrs. J 

years old. 3. Frank (married 1. 

(LVIII) MARY VIRGINIA (LXV) ELIZABETH 

SCHNEBLY, daughter of David J., of SCHNEBLY, eldest dan 

Washington, married a Mr. Adams, of Walla married John Booth, 1 f De 

-Walla, Wash., a merchant. She died Oct. ton C<>., Mil. Mr. B - tl 

30, 1887, and is buried at San Diego, Cal- Mrs. Booth now res 

ifornia. They had five children :• with her daughter, Mr- - 

1. Fredrica. ten children : 

2. Arthur M. died young.. '■ William (LXXVI). 

3. PaiLir Henry. 2. Susan M. i I. XXVII 1. 

4. Margaret Edna. 3. Margaret (LXXYII1 

5. Beri II. 4. Frisby ( died 
(I. IX) GEORGE SCHNEBLY, 5. Maria < <1<cA ■ 

of George W.. manic. 1 a Miss Saul, of 6 I. in. ii- (LXXIX). 

Peoria, where they reside They have one 7. Harriet (LXXX). 

child. 8. John (LXXXI). 

(LX) JULIA SCHNEBLY. daughter 9. Schnebly (LXXXIH. 
of George Washington SchncM 10. Bartholomew ii XXXII 

Clarence Case, of Alia, 111., who is a (LXVI) ANDREW Rl 

and operator for the Rock Island \ Peoria SCHXEB1 Y, son oi Daniel M . 

R. R. Co., at that place. They have two Sept. 7. 1823, in \\ . 

children. and finished his tal trait 

(LXI) MARY SCHNEBLY, daugh- cersburg College, which 1 

ter i'i George \V\, married Henry Judson returned to hi 

Starr, a young lawyer of Peoria, where they which he now own--. 1' 

reside. They have a daughter: "Ann Maria'- )\ 

i . Sus \N, to the Mexican wai 

(LXII) GEORGE Kl'l LER. eldest gade. light an 

son of John S. Keller, married Mary Sum Capt. Tilghn 

tners, t>\ Peon!, and they had one child. ;;'''. -'-"' ] - received .. 

Robbie, who died when seven mom Ik old On his return 1 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

ing, and he continued to reside in that State married Miss Olive Lay - f i 

for a number of years, taking a prominent B., deceased: Harriet O 

pari in the affairs of his locality. In 1857 Schnebly; Emily A., who marric 

lie was elected t<> the Legislature as reprc- A. Yarington, of Readii 

sentative fr Washington county. In 1869 ceased; Catharine L., v Ru 

Mr. Schnebly came to Franklin county, Pa., \V. Miller, of Reading: and Harry WcIj 

tn manage the business of his father-in law, who is a first lieutenant in the Regular ai 
locating in Mevcersburg, where he Ins ever Mr. and Mrs. Schnel 

since remained. After his father-in-law's the Reformed Church, in whii 

death he embarked in the grain business and ami one of the earnest 

for nine years In was agent for the Cumber- lend- his support t" all . 

land Valley Railway Company. Mr. and is justly regarded as 1 

Schnebly has hern prominent as a business stantial citizens of his community. N 

man from the lime of his location in this drcn have been bon I 
section, but he has never taken an active part (LXVII) DA XI EL Ho;.; 

in public affairs, desiring neither town m r SCHNEBLY, -••.) of Andrew 

county office-. On the death of Joseph Aug. 16, 1868, near Mt. Moriah. Was 

Wingci he was elected president of the ton Co., Md., and after a g 

Farmers Bank, and has held that incumbency training entered Mercersburg G 

for about fifteen years, discharging its duties 1884-85 he attend d the . 

with the dignity and ability which have char- Institute, at Lexington. \'a.. a 

acterized him through life. Since 1869 In- another year at Mei 

has been a member of the Board of Regents 1895 he was < 

of Mercersburg College. cersburg Bank. In 1888 '■ 

In 1858 Andrew R. Schncbh married fomia in company with h 

Miss Harriet M. Hoke, daughter of Ulam 1894-95.be was in Florida. He 

I [oke, who had a family of seven daughters < *ct. 30, 1899. aged ll 

and niie sun. Mr. Hoke was a tanner by loved and n by ai! wl 

trade, but became interested in farming and it had been to know him. 
prospered in that calling, owning aluuit ten 1 I XVIII) FREELAND SCHXEB1. 

farms in Franklin county. Mi. and Mrs. son of Daniel H . 

Schnebly had one child, Daniki, Hoki Mexii 

(LXVII), born Aug. 16, ]86S. The mother battle of that war. H 

died in 18SS. On April it, 1893, Mr, scquently went West 
Schnebly married for his second wif (LXIX) FRISBY SCHXE1 

o! the fust and her namesake. Miss Harriet t>i Daniel 11.. w; 

Olivia McCauley, who was |x>rn Jan. 30, river when he - 

1852, in Middlctown, Md., daughter of Rev. college He 1 

Dr. C. F. and Maria (Hoke) McCauley. of who was with 

Reading, Pa. She was one *<i a famil\ > • \rmsti 

eijdit children: Martha E., who married his mind In 

William N. Fox, of Reading : ( hai les V If. hospital. 
who is a graduate of Wesl Point, and is now il\\> FRF.DF 

a lieutenant colonel m the Regular armv (he SCHNEB1 Y. 



3oo BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO 

tied and resides in the State of Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Dell 

having made his home with his cousin, David Potomac river. She was a bea 

J. Schnehly, for many years, lit- is editor and received her education at the M 

■of the Ellcnsburg /.».,»' Seminary, Bethlehem. 1'a. 

(I. XXI) JACOB SCHNEBLY, son of (LXXV) JOSEPH Rl 

Daniel II., married Fannie Roland, of Ring SCHNEBLY, younj 

gold's Manor, lie died Dee. 11, 1872, and lives in the State of Was 
his wile subsequently married Hewitt £ < I.X.XV1 ) DR. WILLIAM !:• 

braker, a widower with three children; liny eldest < 

have one sun, Eddie. Mr. and Mrs. (Schnehly) Booth. imrrie< 

Schnebly had eight children, six of wl 1 are daughter 1 Frenc 

Hiving: and they live at Delamere 

1. Roland. the old ancestral home of *. 

2. Susan Maria. Washington county, Md. The; 

3. 1 Iakry. Alarm sa, 1 They h:. 

4. Andrew. ters: Lillic and Maria. 

5. LiLLlE. (LXXVII) SUSAN M. 

6. Emma. daughter of John 
(LXXIh DANIEL H. SCHNEBLY, 'Sol' th, ma 

son of Daniel II.. married Miss Maria Davis, a lawyer, and they lived a: 

of Ringgold's Manor, and they have five but are now residing in De 

children. They moved from Washington have three children: En 

-county, Md., to Missouri, and they live in lames. 
Kahoka, that State. (LXXV1II) MARGARET 

(LXXIII) DAVID MILLER daughter of Johi and 

SCHNEBLY, son of Daniel 11.. married (Schnehly) Booth, married 

Miss Mary Cromer, of Ringgold's Manor, lioonsboro, Md. I 

and died Aug. 30, 1900, aged lift) years, at Delamere Hi 

"Thev had nine children : lovely and romantic s| 

[.William. 1 fager: :■ >\\ rheii 

2. 1 jir.Ai;. 1 >'\ id, Levi. Y, 

3. Daniel. Elonore. One - 

4. Walter. (1 XXIX) 1 II 
s. Ioii.n. tcr of John and 

6. Mary. B itl . ■ rricd Re\ 

7. Ai.r.i r r. Episcojxili n 111 

8. Fredi rick. halls. Pa Th< 

9. Rohert. (I W\i 1 ; ' 
(LXX1V ) C \TI I \KI X1-' SCHNEB- m 

LY, daughter of Daniel 11.. married Cyrus 

Dellinger, a farmer, and thev had two chil- < 1 XXX 

tlrcn, one dying in infancy; the other: in one 

1. Eva, married her cousin William, Rcl 

.son of Daniel 11. Schnchlv, of Missouri. ricil. 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

(LXXXH) SCHNEBLY BOOTH ted to return to Dall 

when a young man. taincd in the city an<! unv 

(LXXXIII) BARTHOLOMEW began the organizatio I I 

BOOTH is married and living in California. Electrii I :1m hi 

tow • ire in the ; 

fOSEPH F. GEISER, electrical engin being n Dr; 

eer and superintendent of the ' i W. ing plans and makinj 

Street Railway Co. and of the Waynesboro and profit 

Electric Light and Power Co., and one of the tions, and in February, 1891, ■ 

leading business men of the city, was born company, - 

Feb. 8, 1867, in Greencastle, Franklin Co., 5, 1891. On July 1. 1891, the 

Pa., son of the late Peter Geiscr, of Waynes- ccived the contract I g the 

boro, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in of Waynesboro. The plant was 

this volume. summer, and was in • 

Mr. Geiser was educated in the public with Mr. Geiser in charge, in vvh 

schools and factories of the city, studying he has since been retail. 

practical mechanics in the daytime and previous experience 

physics, electricity and chemistry at night equipped him f »r success in this 

after quitting the public schools. He then officers chosen at the ti: 

went to the Johns Hopkins university, Balti- were: William H. Brow 

more, where he took an electrical lecture Hoover, vice-] 
course. While in Baltimore he ; D. H. G 

the Baxter Electric Motor Works, taking Crebs. T. F. Zr.l 

a course of practical instruction. He next man. directors. At the time 

went with the Electrical Construction Co., of the plant to the C. <".. & W St 

1 '.alt in icie, for about two years, and fron Co., July 1, 1903, the 

Baltimore he went to Baj Ridge, Md., where Forthman, prcsidei I 

he assisted in installing the trolley line. At president; W. T. 1 l 

thai place he had charge of the railway and 1. M tan - ; I. F. Gci 

lighting plants tor a year, but then returned manager; W. S. N'< 

to Baltimore. Very soon E. W. Was 
south to Dallas, Texas, where he su On July 1 

tended the electrical equipment of tin- Dallas plai I 
Rapid Transit Railway, and had charge of 

the electrical department for about six men I wei 

months. His services were next secured b\ h : - el 

the Edison General Electric Co. as an clcc snperinte 

trical expert, and that company sent him :•' did u 
different points in Texas. While worl 
in thai capacity for si\ months thi 
young man. being an inveterate stud 

am! night, took a course at the Pall. is Busi stnnt stu 
ness College. The serious illness ol f put 

called him back to Wavncshoro )U- I 



.302 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

The plant is one of Ihe best equipped in 10. David, l>orn June 30, 1832. 

(lie entire county, with macl I the 11. Samuel, Iv-rn Oct. -■ . 

very latest design, and a p > ty of 12 Nancy, born Jan. 1 

500 horse power, and has been remarkably 

successful in maintaining good service. It Peter Geiser attended 

has also been a splendid financial success foi : his neighborhood, 1 

the company. Mr. Geiser is consulting elec- cational advantages of h 

trician for a number of other prominent con- a boy displayed median 

cerns in Waynesboro, his thorough comprc way- kept cverythii 

hension of his profession being universally about the prei 

recognized. Mr. Geiser is a charter member moments to t mechanic 

■dl" the Commercial Club, in which he is ex- on the farm he invi 

trcmely popular, and has always been promi- for which lie 

nent in literary and musical circles. Not three 

only is he a musician and bass singer of the bracing the additional feature • I 

highest rank, but he is also the capable di winnowing machine. The first machi 

rector of the M. I'., choir, which is one of the were built on the farm nc ii-.irs. Md., 

best in the city. but subsequent!) Mi 

.Mr. Geiser married .Mis Margaret J., at Hagerstown, Md.. Grei 

daughter of Frank and Eliza (Welsh) Ben- risburg, Pa., and I 1 

dei'. and to then: have been born the follow- were built ivherc s 

ing children : my '.\ ith 

1. Lois E. he l>egan the r 

_•. I\i .1 11 M. in Wayne 

3. Fran k 1 '. to-day is t : e 

4. Virginia W. ning. and will 

genius and 1 'et« 

PETER GEISER i deceased 1. in\ ei 

manufacturer and one of Waynesboro's most : > 1866 by 

prominent men in his time, was born March Benjamin S 
V 1826, in Washington county, Md.. son "i 
|ohn and Man (Singer) Gci ... natives of 

Washington county, Md.. of German de manufactured. 
si ml. Their issue was : Mr. G 

1. David, hoi n Feb. 1 . 1814. and 1 

2. Susanna, born Nov. _'S. 1815. public lx 

3. foil N, born lnl\ 5, 1S17 one I of indus 

4. Mary, born Sept. 15, 1819. founded.: 

5. Catharine, bom Jan. 8, 1822. incuse am 1 
0. Daniel, horn March 1 1, 18 p!o\ 

7, Peter, h >i n March 5, 182(1. .is is 1 

8. Martin, born May 14, 1828. the great 
0, Elizabeth, horn April 30. 1830. who 1 



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worth, and the important part he bore in the BENJAMIN LEHMAN, 

upbuilding of Waynesboro. He was a man farmer of Guilford tow nshi| I 

of striking characteristics, independent in his ty, was )»jtu Feb. 17, 1839 

ideas and views, which were nol always in which he 11 

accord with public opinion, but which he has been in his \ 

believed to be thoroughly consistent ami hon- !• able ain 

est. Although he belonged t" no church or longing I one of the l< 

lodge, or even a social organization, his whole spccied families in the 

interest being centered in the sua of the name in this country i.- 

invention, he had many very warm friends, have l»cen of Germ .. irtl 

who still delight to do him honor. That he gration i" Ai 

did not succeed financial h is perhaps more to Pennsylvania. 

his credit than if he had allowed his mind to (II) JAG >B LEHMAN, 1 

dwell persistently upon more material mat- the grandfather <•;' Bei 

lers. To him it was of much more im I county, Pa., in 

portancc that his machine be without Haw. 1834. In 1804 he c 

than that he grow rich by its manufac- where 

ture, and this is a very admirable trail ol ing in addition t" fan 

character. He passed the remainder of 1; 

On April 20, 1855, Mr. Geiser was mar- Franklin county. He \ 

ried to Mary, daughter of David and Eliza- 1' " wing nan.' 

beth Hoover, and sister of Daniel Hoover, grew to maturity: 
president of the People's Bank of Wayne— 1. Jacob (III) 

boro. 'Jo this marriage were born children -. John. 

as follows: .}. Sami 

1. John A. lives in St. Louis, Mis .(. Christian. 

..'. \\ 11 i.iam 1 >. is deceased. 5. 1 >avid. 

_}. James P. is a resident of Montana. 6. Esther. 

4. Rkv. Dixon H. is decea 7. Sarah. 

5. Elizabi 111 married M. S. Kunkel, 8. Mary. 

of Waynesboro. <). Barb \k a. 

(>. 1). Singer, inv< electrician, \\\ir. 

is a resident of \Vayn< 1 1. Fannie. 

7. Joseph F. is superintendent of the (111) JACOB LEI ' 
railway and electric light company, Waynes- 
boro, in Elizabeth 1 

8. ARAMINTA M. married W, I. Haw- and died ill 
man, foreman at the Frick M fg I 

(). Harry E. is a resident of I'hiladcl- f« 
phia. 

IO. El V1N T. is deceased. 
1 1 . 1'd.su \. K. is at home in \\ 1 

boro. Stanl 



304 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRAXKLLN 

township, and their children were as follows : daughter of Fredcr 

r. John, born Jan. 22, 1829. has been blessed with : : 

;>. Daniel, born May 27, 1830, died in children: 

infancy. 1. William, w I 

3. Mary, born .March 30, 1833, died in ford township, 
infancy. 2 . E. S., also 

4. Jacou S., born Jan. 22, 1835 (a re- 3. Abraham, « 
tired minister). burg, J 'a. 

5. Christopher, horn Jan. i.|. 1837 4. Elsie at home. 
(a retired fanner now living in Mew Frank- 5. Mary, at home. 
lin). 

0. Benjamin (IV), born Feb. 17, STR1CKLER 

J 839- Franklin count) 

7. Abraham, born March 17, 1841 and is fl 

(a farmer on the Falling Spring ro Hellam township, Y01 

8. Leah S., born Feb. 22, 1844 (wife ords of Lancaster and V - 
of David B. Stone). that the Strickl 

(IV) BENJAMIN LEHMAN was and 1740. The re< 

reared on the old homestead, and received, gnmts '■. the ] 

his education in the public schools of the Province of P 

locality, lie was trained to farming from Andrew Stricklcr Nov. 

early boyhood, and chose that calling for his 16, 1737: to Henn Si 

life work, in 1X70 purchasing the old home- and in succeed 
stead, whi.h comprises 17;, acres uf highly 

improved and valuable land. He also owns The name of Conrad S 

another farm of [63 acres, adjoining. Mr. indictment of Hem 

Lehman has worked hard to keep his prop- Higg 

erty in excellent condition, and has sue- as one of I 

ceeded well in his ventures, being regartlcd land west of I 

as one of the substantial farmers of his town- in r bed by these met 
ship, where he worthily upholds an hi 

able old name. He has found time lo serve I. Daniel 

In's fellow citizens in various public ■ and York 
ha\ ing sei \ ed as school directi >r and 

of the county poor with satisfaction to all dicate thai the; 

concerned In politics he is a stanch Repulv- River, 

lican, in this respect following the e\ 11 pic in what is 

of his father, who was originally a Whig, vvc 

bul transfei red In- allegiance t< ■ the R ml tin Ki 

lican party upon its organization. The Wrii 
family is held in high esteem throughout the 

neighborli ;1. 

Mr. Lehman was married in 1863, to ler p 

Miss Sarah Stover, "i Guill ird township, I 



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St riil: Ki , who lived in Hcllam township, on 2. Elizaui ru 

Kreutz (reck, and whose mill is -till known anil lived near Wcl 

as the Strickler null, ai Strickler Station, 3. Hi-.nk, (1\ •. 

two miles west of Wrightsville, on the rail- 4. Joseph ( V;. 

road between York and Wrightsville. Ili- 

wil] is on record dated Oct. 28, 1792, and and removed to Mt l 

proven Nov. 29, 170,-'. His son Henry came 

to Franklin count)- with his family in 1807, and 1 

and Joseph followed soon after with his 7. M.\k'. 

family. No record has been found giving rem 

the dates of birth of his children, nor the 8. Sarah married Da 

order of birth. His children were: removed t" Carrol! 

1. Henry (II ). (Ill) JOSEPH STR] 

2. Joseph (111 ). Ma) 21 >. 

3. Jacob (born t/55 — died 1837) mar- Henry and Ann; 
ried Elizabeth Miller. Owned property in and Lancastci 
the Kreutz Creek settlement, and bought the Franklin 

mill and farm from his brother Henry when Neiswongcr (born Jin 
he moved to Franklin county, llis descend Sept. 8, 
ants stili occup) the mill property and 1. Samuel (I 

era! adj. '.cent farm-. 

4. Susanna married Joseph LJixler. and married Susan 1! 
removed to Tyrone township, Fayette 2. David 
count) - . Apt il 4, : ■ 

5. Veronica married Daniel Leather, town, Frankl 
and removed to Bald Eagle township, Ccn 

tre count v. 3. J 

6. M aghali n \ man icd Christ i 1 . 1891 ) 
Stoner, son of Christian Stoncr, who settled (I irn Dec. _m. 1 
on Kreutz Creek in 17(0 . 

7. Anna died, unman ied. 

(II) II EXRY S PRICK II K (bom in I; I 
York county -died near Clayhill, Franl 
county, in 1S16), son of Henrj and Anna Feb. 7. i{ 

Strickler, after disposing <>i his interests in Chai Tin 

York county to his brother Jacob, rem »vctl m< ■■>•'. I ■ Day l 
to Antrim township. Franklin county, in 
1807, where he purchased several lui 4, 1 

acres of land near the present village of 1 
Clayhill. He married Anna Rl 181 

had issue: 

1. Maui HA married ].w~'\> Fugle, and o 1 

lived in l^ancastcr county. 11. iJ 



306 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

(born October, 1804— died Jan. [4, 1X75;, business, purchasing, in th< 

son of Peter Cook, of Altenwald. the Repository and Tra 

(IV) HENRY STRICKLER (born kankin. Esq. He conducti 
March 11,, 1789 died Dec. 30, 1876), son 1S63. when hi 

of Jinny and Anna (Rhodes) Strickler, md H. S Si 

married .Mary Price 1 born Aug. .;, 179 ,f | aw at Grceni 

died July 8, 1873). He removed to Carroll mie time giving 

county, 111., in 1841, his family all folio u Brown's Mill until his I I Hen 

linn with the exception of Jacob. Henry ried Feb. 22, 1859. Hcl< 

and Mary Strickler had issue : daughter of Dr. Giarl 

1. Jacob (VI). (Wilhelm) Michael, 

2. Nancy married George \V. Grove. Their children were: Lillia 

3. Susan married Jacob Allbright. Snively and Charles Mid < :, May 
A- Henry married Maria Miller. married Alfred • i. Hemminger: the 

5. Abraham died unmarried. dren are: Abigail Frano 

6. Catherine married Daniel Sheller. phine. Joseph Snivel) (died D 

7. Mary died unmarried. was a telegrapl 

8. Hannah married a Butl Valley Railroad 

9. Joseph married (first) Catherine f ( >i admi 

Long; (second) Mary Stouffer. * ihc age of twent) six. Oi: 

(V) JOSEPH STRICKLER (born in studied veterinary medicine ; 
York county in 1793 died Oct. 4. 1841 I, and 

son of Henry and Anna (Rhodes) Strickler, nan 1 in 1 

became, after paying the other Inn- under promi 

]ii- father's will, the ownei •■! the upper pari 

of the Strickler homestead, near Clayhill, 

which he owned until his death. He mar- Feb. 2S. 1S34 

ried Jan. if,, 1829, Marv Sn ivel v, (born education, aft 

March 20, 1807 died Oct. 30, 1881 ). ojil) • • 

daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Ilollin- tion to 

gcr) Snively. The) had issu 

1. Smyii.n (born in \ntrim township the 

July 4. 1830 died Sept. 1 . 1S1 >) n c< >-ed -Pot 
a good common school education, afterward ,• of the .'.' 

attending the Grecncastle Academy. His in Chaml 

first enterprise was the dry jjoods business, unl 
then the newspaper business, editing and 

publishing The Pilot at Gr< Pre- dropped 

ferring a professi >n, he chose the law. to the call, enl 

studied with the Hon. James N'ill, and was |\ \' 1 

admitted to the Franklin Count) Bar April 1! 

1.', 1858. After practicing his profession .■ r cg I 

in Chainbersburg for a muni. he and hecame pari 

again tinned his attention to the news|wpcr mac \l tl 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COI MY. 



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in the gallanl charge of General Hum- Their children J 

phrcy's Division at Mary' [I, Dec. Prathcr, Joscp 

13, 1862, he was severely wounded b) a hall Lcita FJizabcth, < I 

from the enemy passing lengthwise through 'Annie. 

his left forearm, shattering the arm t ■ such 4. Abraham i! 

an extent that immediate amputation was "ship Jan. 23, 1 . . 

necessary. In the fall of 1863 he was ton Univi 

elected to the office of Register and Recorder the clas 

of Franklin county, for the term of three^niedicine and wa< 

years, and was reelected in 1 rving Hospital Med 

two terms. In the spring of 1872 he was 1866. Hi 

appointed to the Internal Revenue Service, profession in Mi- 

in which he served lour years as United mained five years In 1871 

States Storekeeper, and nine yi deputy Waynesboro, where h 

Collector of Internal Revenue; nee that successfully enj 

time lir has lived retired in Grcencaslle. He ins; the War of 

married Dec 24, 1S83, Anna M. Flen t in the Medi 

daughter of William XV. and Elizabeth A. LTui m Army, and whil 

.(Rankin) Fleming, of Grcencaslle. Their ate in medicine, hi 

.children are: Mary Ida and Arthur Flem- a-- 

ing. inglon, D. I 

3. Joseph B. (born in Antrim town- public affairs 
ship, July 5, 1836), after recei com- member »>i tlie pul 
111011 school education entered 1 the dry goods burgess of Wayne 
store of John Rowe as clerk. At the break- 
in" out "f the War of the Rcbelli >n, he re- large manufactni 
.spun. led. to the first call of IV< lent Li 
■coin for three iw >nth :' \ 1 ilunteer troop . and 
entered the »ei \ ice as a firsl \ ii 
Company C, 2d P. \'. 1. In the spring of Wa; 
1863 he moved to the old hoi ad fan 
neai Clayhill. In the sprin 
entered into partnei ship w ith 1 1< nr\ P. ,l 
Prathcr in the dry goods business in Green- has held tl 
castle, but in the spring of 1S72 he decided years In pol 
to go into ncwei fields and moved t 1 Nc . 
maha county, N'eb., where he purchased a Mesore, only dai 
tract of land. 

\ irgin soil of tl < musing Si ite, in which 
occupation h He (VI) J '■ 

now lives retired 

1 '->.. Neli. 1 (e in irried Jan. 1, 186 \ M; _ I hip. J» 

W, Prather, daughter of Hen- ^ 

.-.il.eih (Hosteller) Prathcr, of Grcencaslle. S 



308 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF i. >UNTY. 

April 15, 1816 — cliccl Aug. 10, if 7. Jacob Sto 

daughter of Jacob Stouffer, miller and 1851) is in tin 

farmer of Stoufferstown. Mr. Stricklcr set- Wayin He 1 

tied on the homestead east of 1 burg of Mt. Carroll, I!!., and 

in 1841, where he resided until In- death. Helen. 1 

1 le was one of the substantial and prominent 8. I ).\s u.i. Benj \ 

farmers of Guilford township, and interested 1S54) married (first) Flora Wells 

in various other industries. About 1850 lie ond) ("a: They r< 

began burning lime for land purpose . using land, 

anthracite coal. This was a new enterprise 9. Amo* S. iVII). 

in thai community, and a large trade 10 David Abner i 

developed, (neat quantities were burned in 1859) 

the limestone section east of Chambersburg, ond) Gertrude I 

the larger portion of which was hauled to as a physician fi 

Adams county. Mr. and Mrs. Strickler Philadelphia, he I 

were members of the Reformed Mennonite and let' . 

Congregation of Falling Spring. They had in the Min 

issue : In 1895 !,,- removed t 

j. Henm B. (born Nov. 13, iS40)mar- ing his pracl 

ried Fianna !•'.. Hershcy (born March 17. nose and throat. He hi 

1841), of Lebanon county. The; arc mem- ver Hom< 

hers of the Reformed Mennonite Church, wife: Lynda 1.. and 

v.'hirh called Mr. Strickler to the ministry in ' 1 X" 1 1 > \\1< >S STO 

1870, and 1901 made him a bishop. In 1882 1 ER (born in Guill 

lie entered the office of the Frick Comp; n; 1857 
of Waynesh >ro, was made assistant I 

urer in 1885, and its treasurer in 1887, and is a fnmiei 

which position he still holds. They have Gtiil 

issue: Emerson, Ambrose and Fannie. publican. Mr. Strickler 

2. C.vi in i:im E, 1 born Feb 10, 1! Etter 
married Jacob S. Stoner, a farmer en the daugl 

Falling Spring. They have issue: At 

Frank, Paul and Anna. and Scheibles were 

3. John S. i born Pee. 1 1. 1843 ) is a ili< 
fanner and dairyman at Winchester, \ a. Etter, \\ 
lie married Helen M. Hc-athcrington. and counl 
they have issue : Harvey, Wilton and '•' 

.). Aukaham (born Jan 10, 1846) mai ibe peao 

vied Marj Si. mci. He 1- engaged in the | \ 

ere. unci \ l)U! i ness at Marion. 1 

5. El 1 un 111. h un in Febi nan . 18 jS. 

died Fcbl I'M \ , 183I. 3 FRI 

<> M \"v 1 born Dec. 1 \ 18 19I .j. \\\ \ \ 

married and resides in Wavneslioro. =- M • 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN l 

WHITE FAMILY. ROBERT war with Mexico. He • 

WHITE (born in Fanucll township, May Charles Naylo 
15, 1790 died June 6, 1847) was a son of I'cnnsylv: 

Robert and Ariana White, nali /e oi the < icin 
nortli of Ireland, win, settled 

Valley. The elder While rcmo\ ed to Muskin- wl 

gum county, Ohio, in 1832. where he died war he returned to ,' 

in 1847, and his wife in '855. Robert White ai < hambcrsburg I 

learned the trade ol a coach maker, and hi marriage lie rei 
worked at it in Philadelphia, Harrisburv; r< 

Chambcrsburg and other places. He mat the * ivil War, when he rei 

ried Elizabeth J arret l (born at Chambers- l.ersburg whet 

burg, July 30, [799 died ' let. 30, 1872), the development of the- 

daughtei of] oband Man 1 Reiswich) Jar- cm Pennsylvania, I 

rett, both natives of Pennsylvania, the for ness as a dealer, and 

mer oi Montgomery county, and the lattei ating from i 

of Chanibersburg. Mr. Jarrctt kept a flour, terprises were c 

feed and provision store in the stone house (Ml Company. He is 

now No. 257 South Main street, which 1- ment in Chambersl 

still standing. Robert and Elizabeth 1 \.i\- ried, July 20, 18: 

rett) White had issue : (l>orn Nov. io, 

1. J.\i;ui 1 t (bom Jan. 20, 1820 died and Elizabctl 
in 1866) married Mary Rupley. They had have issm 

one on : Winrield Scott, who died in young 1. Ada B. (born A 

manhood at llarrisburg. ried Jul) 4, 1882, Mix I 

2. John (bi irn June 6, 18 7 Marietta. 

to. 1 No 1 1 iuani( I Jane Garvin, of ( iettj - _•. Katk. born Jan 

burg. Tlu'; h (1 is m- ; Man , wl I 1. is,.] 

Jacob Rodenhaver; Lulu, wh Her 3, Fi.orkxii M. 

bcrt I Vim} pack< r ; \nnie, w b - mat 1 ied 1 li 

Castenline. of Louisville, K> . and Tillie. 1 

who married I'Tanklin Stromingcr, ol li.n Ccrtiudc. Allen, 

risburg. 4. Cn u 

3. ( ii ouci \\ '. tilt. 

4. J \i on, In >m Feb 2; , 1 5 i i . . ■ 
1826. 

5. Andki w J. (111). i' Mai 
(>. Hiram M. (IV) 

7. Sami m . born in 1833, 1 II! » ANDREW J V 

1S40. 

(II) GEORGE WASHINGTON \pi 
WHITE (horn Feb 7, 1826). son irrctO White. \ 

I i hell 1 1. 11 rell I \\ 
PI 



eri an 
ill" in 



3io BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLL 

making ;i specialty. He began bu ini fi r Lillie )'•. SI 

himself as a merchant tailor in the old Wal i 

"Franklin House," where now stands the ft. Nr.Li.i 

Central Presbyterian church, in 1858, and James A. II 

continued in business for forty years He daughter. 

had acquired a competency when he rel 

Beginning life as a poor boy he worked his Anna Ma) Smith. 

own way. and he attributed his Blanche, 

hard work and close application to bu 

He lost heavily in the burning of Chambers- A. V 

burg by the < N m federates in i8< 1 

trieved his losses by his energy . Edna 1). Burkhart, ; 

prise. Mr. White never aspired to political Presl 

preferment, but sewed as a school din 

for liis ward. He was a memb 11m- Mary I 

bus Lodge, I. 1 ). O. !•'.. of CI burg, H. 

and a life long member of the Meth Mr 

Episcopal ('lunch. He served a: I Harn, < f 

■<in<\ trustee of his church for mam y< rs, and Gerald Ham. 

and has always been regarded by his h < IV) HIRAM > 

Methodists as ont of the pill April 1.; 

church. Mr. White man 

Jane Grove. They had issue : 

1. Alice V. married May 15, iK;_\ burg ■ 
Edward X. 1 lutton, son if J 
prominent shoe dealer of Chamhei 
they have issue : A. J. \\ hue 1 Iintm 
fessor in the law department of D 1 Frey, We' 

College, and Elva White. tern 

1 Iiram C, educated ; :i tin 
S( In ■ ils, and Chambci Inu ■.: \c 
tered into partnership with his I 
1880, an«l succecde<l his 1 ithcr in the 
chant tailoring business in Chamhcish 
in Januan . 1896. He mat name > 1 

1876, I'll abcth Fuller and they h 
Alice F. : Audi e\\ 1. ■ ' 
United States Milit in Aeadcim . at 
Point, class of 190.) ; and 

3. M, P.i weiir in 11 1 icd, \'o\ '8, snl 
1 R83, William E. Finm\\ 

,| Cakkik E, marrieil, 1 
Joseph !•' Schindel. 

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Andrew, in the merchant tailoring and 1 1c was noted as a careful lan< 

clothing business, the name of the firm ljeing houses always I 

A. J. & 11. M. White. Their firsl place of his most important pi 

business was at the soulli-wesl corner of the some residence at N 

Public square, where the Central Pn 

terian Church now stands. The business of and the White t 

the firm proving prosperou and profitable, ncai King i i 

Mi. White purchased the Thomson property acn 

in Main street, and converted the parlor of burg. In January. I 

the fine old Stone mansion into a si third 

in which the tailoring and clothing establish- Woolen Coi 

menl was housed in the spring of i860, later in tin 

Adjoining the Thomson mansion was a one one-half inter l l 

story frame structure that J udg< Thomson dead .. 

had used as a law 1 flicc and law scb ■■ >\. This | 

building was moved to the north-east corner Mr. Whin 

of Third and Washington streets, where it of memori 

it still standing. On it- site Mr. White churches. Tl 

erected a modem brick storeroom and handsome memorial win 

dwelling house, into which the business was Mcll 

removed in February, 1863. It was tin central 

only business structure in Chambcrsburj 

that time which had single plate glass win- windows to hi 

dows and doors. It was destroyed in the bcth, and ll 

burning of Chainbersburg in 1864, but was White In 

rebuilt, and is among the best finished houses Church. I 

in the borough. The firm of A. J. & 11. M. men 

White la-ted until 1 87 1 . Mr. White's cr. Rol 

ncclion with his brother in thai busing 

vented him from entering upon the practice 

of the law. but he always tool 

tevesl in politics, and in 1873 - 

treasurer of Franklin counl.\ as a Democrat 

lie also served as judge and inspector of die pioi 

elections, as a membei of the Chambcrsl 

town council and of the scl rd. \ftcr of til 

his retirement from the clothing business he Church 

gave his attention to the purchase and im a nv 

provcmcnl of 11 il estate, an 

his death was the owner of more real pi 

cm than am 1 het citi/ei 

numbered fori) tour in tin h 

in the First, iwentj five in tl 

in the mini, and six in the 1 ■ nrtli V 



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embellished his lol in Cedar Grove cemetery, of land in Antrim I 

where he is buried, in a manner thai i 

in artistic execution any burial lot in south- Hagcrstown, and there e 

cm Pennsylvania. By his will he created stead, <>n which 

•n fund tn keep all lhc<c memorials in repair mannfacti i 

for all time. Mr. White married May y, death. 1 1 »- married Amu 

1860, Charlotte Grecnawalt (horn Aug. 4. and thcii i ••■ 

1826), daughter of Godfrey and \nna Mary 

(Rothbaust) Grecnawalt; they had one ^t-it kil in lllinoi 

daughter: 2. Josin 

1. Mary Elizabeth, born Dec. 11, 3. Matthias 

i860, died Dec. 26, 1874. 

5. A 1.1 \ 

WEAGLY. The VVeaglj family nf Pennsylvania. 
Franklin county, is nf German ancestry, and 6. Ji in v 1 vu 
was planted on American shores by John 7. Sarah d 
Paul Weagly, who emigrated from the Fath- 
erland during tie latter half nf the cigh- neai Pitl 
teenlh century. His issue was: <j. Makgaki 

1 . Jacob. i<> i li 

2. William. i IV I JER1 Ml M WE 

3. Samuel. in Antrim tnv 1;. • 

4. John (II). Nov. 4, 1 

5. Matthias (111). Weaj 

(1. Julia. of wh it a ycai 

7. Barbara. homestead, and 

(II) JOl IX WEA< il.V, --"11 of Ji 

Paul, for a number of years kept a hotel al . mini 

Fountain Hale. Adams county. His issue 

was : 

1. fSA \c. 

2. \\ Mil \\i P. 

3. Thomas. 
.(. George. 

5. Andrew he - 

6. I amis. teaching t ■ • 

7. John. 

(Ilh MATT1 II \S WH \< il Y 1 h irn it 
in \merica lulv iS. ' ill \11t1im \vi 

township, Franklin county, Jul\ 4, 185,0 
was a weaver b\ I 

sided in Washington county, Md., whence term, wliil 
lie removed lo Wayneslxmi. In 1! 
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was done, and bade them farewell. He was i !.'. F. & A. M., Greencas 

conveyed to his home, where a few days later iKyG, Dr. Weagly married Mis 

he entered into rest, in the sixty-fourth year Clair, of Marion, 

of his age. lie was a man considerably Lam 

above the average in stature and strength, years a general mcrchan 

dignified in bearing, and Land and genial in Dr. Weagly, although 

temperament. His standard of morality and jovial mien, is si 

was rigidly consistent to a life long mcmbei dci laring cultured li ■ 

ship in the Lutheran Church. Of unqucs- thus decries in the fo 

tioncd integritj and good judgment, ho was ant lines from his pen 

frequently sought as a counselor, and in the 

, , . . . "What :ir: 

early seventies became a justice of the peace, To vain |, , 

an office he held until his death, although, if naught I >m 

politically he belonged to the min >rit) part)' ivors t<> i 

in his township. In 1851 he married Anna 

-mi ■ i ■ ' 1 A 1 ■•'•' 

Maria Lippy, a woman <>l gentle manners 

11 - • Could hide 1 

but resolute character, devoted in her alle- As trickh 

giance to her home and her Church (the Re Throu 

formed). She died March 4, icj 13, 
seventy-fifth year. Their issue was: 

r. Edward Addison*, born Nov. 1, An inert pli 

J858, has always resided at the old home to 
the comforl and solace of his aged m. 'die]-. 
win 1 in later life was an invalid. lie is a 



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DAVISON FAMILY. 



teacher by profe lion, and is unmarried. DAVIS* >N 

2. TheoHUM I! VMI1.TON I V |. '75-1 tlic(1 NIn ) '3- 

( V ) THEODORE HAMILTON ' »avison 
WEAGLY, born I Id [9, 1S61, yonngesl N,llrim » ownsl 
son of Jeremiah Weagly, .,1 1 I ''""« >'« 

lie schools, and later spenl thn al G. "wne I 

F. Zciglcr' Sea." School for 11 
.1 tl :, Pa. He then en lead 

and began the In l\ of mcdii ine with Dr. lied Fcl 

Willi. an Crubb. and aflerwaul with Di. J. » "' ' 

C. Gilland, graduating in Baltimore in iSSj. "" , ' township n 
About the el.se of the same year he ' 

al Marion, I 'a., where he continues success m : "' 1812-14. 
fully in the general practice of his pi 
sion. I le is .! mcmbei of tin 
Licrl md Valley. Si ile and \ 
societies. In p 'lilies he is a Rcpul ' 
in n ligious connection is .1 men I 
lie formed ' Fralei:na11\ he is a M 

;d with Mi. IV ; il ■ I I ... \ ■ md had \\ illi in H., 



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3M BlOGKAl'IllCAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

Agues and Rebecca; Hugh B. (born in 181.4 on the old Davison honic 

■ — died March 25, 1880), a merchant in when he removed t< 

Chambcrsburg, married Esther E. Schaubcl died. Mr. Davison mai 

(died Nov. 3, 1903), and had William, daughter of Alexanc] 

George S., James M. and Edward ('.; John Latta; they had 
Smith (born in 1825- died Dec 1. 1! 1. Joseph A 

was an editor at Dayton, Ohio; Margaret died May -'>. 1879 

married Gen. David Detrich, of Grcci Chambcrsburg Academy. In 

3. James, a prominent fanner in An- listed in Companj D 
trim township, was a director of the ; rania Reserves and ■ 
1832-35, and a ci mnty commissioner, 1846- geanl mpany. lie v 
49. He married (first) Miss Patton, and first lieutenant. Aug. I, 
had issue: Louisa 11.. married W. II. Me- tain. Sept. 19, 1863 He I 
Knight; Sarah Belle, married James Bcatty; inspectoi of tl 

Elizabeth, married Hugh 1). Lindsay. IK- of Gettysh 

married (second) Nov. 6, 1849, Margaret ment from Little Round I 

Wills, and had issue : Joseph Brown and the brevet rank of ma 

James. colonel for gallant 

4. John was a director of the poor, the i\ 
1826-29. 1 louse. Col. 

5. Jam-; married Andrew Lindsay, of Ta; A'. Taj 
McConncllshurg ; they had issue: John 1'., former si 

Davison, fames C, Hugh. Columbus. Joseph issue: Charles M . Si 

A., Elizabeth, (married John V McCoy), and Maud. 

Jane (married Isaac Mai 11). Cyni 2. M v ■ ■ 

(married Joseph Barr) and Mars (ma 

]•'.. Beyden 1. 3 Axdri \\ R. > > 

6. Elizabeth married Jesse Craig Oct 1) was 

7. Margaret married Mr. Pattmi tain of Company K, 
Mr. Davison married (second) Mar- and. in 1 

garel Robison (born in 1701 10, Regiment. !. V*. lie v 

1836), and had issue: 1'irsl i'.aiik o 

1. Axpri w ( died in i860 ) \\a- cdu 

cated at Jefferson College, Canonsburj 1 Ciiari 

was admitted to the Franklin Count) Bai F. II 

in 1S23. lie removed to Grecnsbt Franklin - 

where he practiced his profession, ; ml U- 

came a Judge of the Supreme Cmirt "i syh 

Indiana. " J< IN M 

2. Ark vii am Smith (lU 7 x - 

(11) A.BRAH \.M SMI I'll DAY) (HI I WILLI 

SON (born in Antrim township in iSoj ( bom m \11t1 1 
died in 1856), son of Joseph and ' 

( Robison ) Davison, was a fannei ami livi ' was 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 

life al the age of fifteen in the store of J. I II) SAMUEL SOLLE 

Hostctter & Co., Greencastle, where lie re- ( liorn near Wa 

trained three years. He was afterward ;i ilii Mni 

clerk in the oflicc of the Cumberland \';il- lion m Church, 

ley Railroad at Greencastle, for five years, of Chambersburg, Franklin i 

and clerk for II. M. Bushey until 1S78. He ter of John I 

was associated with J. Stouffer Snively in at Lcmaster . Franklin count) 

the grain and lumber business, [878-91. In ' rn to Samu 

the latter year lie w,^ appointed assignee of wife were a 

the Crowell Manufacturing Co., and the 1. John, who died in cl 

same year he became store-keeper of the 2. M. E. till). 

Cumberland Valley Railroad Co. The latter 3 Margaret, ivhi I H. 

position he still holds. lie served as a Meyers. 

school director in Greencastle, a 4. Elizabeth, de< 

member of the town council. He afterward 5. Samuel. 

removed to Chamber sburg. He is a incml '■ Mary, who m 1 

(if the Central Presbyterian Church and Smith. 

jii esidf nt (if the b Mial dl" tin '. 7. ).\( OB. 

Air. Davison married, in Septeml)Cr, 8. \aron B 

1876, Martha J. Detrich, daughter of Gen. Iwr<>. 
David and Margarel (Davison) Detrich; <> \\- 

they had issue : ei s. 

)• Ch \rloi n Fsabel. 10. Sarah, wh.. m; n 

2. Mary Jean 1 1 . 1 i \r\ , 

1 111) M. I-:. S( 1! 1 I 
M. 1'.. SOLLENBERGER, the cashier his first tw< 
of the Bank of Waynesboro and a prominent was educated in 
and influential citizen of thai place, was Church Hi!!, and 
born near Merccrsburg, Franklin county, 
Pa., Nov. -';', 1858, son t<\ Samuel and Man 
(Liter ) Solicit 1 11 1 per. The S in I ran;. 

family came originally from German} or tw<i years in lllu 
Switzerland, and settled first in Virginia. 1 
With hut lew exceptions, they were farmers, 1 
and in their religious faith, adhered to the at Bridgi 
German Baptist ( lunch. 

(I ) MICH \l'l SOLLENBERGER I 1 1 
palei nal grandfatbei <<i M. 1' . was K.rn 1 
in I ancaster county in 1 nd wa- .•■■• 

of the early settlers of Franklin count) II. I in V. 

died in iNS.'. all. r an tinus I 
useful hie. lie was the fathei ^t Sam 
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tlic government position for five ami :i half fanner in Washington 

years, the first two and a half hem';- spent married Elizabeth < 
on the Philadelphia, Wilmingl »n & 2 \ham, born D 

Baltimore Railway tatween PI county, until he 

and Baltimore, and the balance of the time moved to Illinois, where he died, 
on the Northern Central Railway between 3. Jacob (II), l>orn An 

Baltimore and Elmira, X. V., by way ol : Henry, born Aug. 24, 1 

Harrisburg. ricd Elizabeth Reichard, 

When the Bank of Waynesboro was or- county. Md., and ' I irmetl 

ganized in 1895, ^'' Sollenberger was lin 1 1., where he 

offered the position of bookkeeper of the 5. Elizabeth, born 1 

same, so he resigned from the mail service married Capt. John Cushwa 

and took np his duties in the Bank. In and they moved t" ; 

January, 1899, he was elected cashier of thej died leaving .1 family, two 

the Bank, which position he holds at the live in Mercersburg: David 
time of this writing, lie has resided in <>. Joseph. l»>rn March 11. 

Waynesboro since September, [889. He a farmer in Frankl 

is a member of the Waynesboro City Conn- Mis- Vandiaw, and left 

•cil. Religiously he belongs to the German among them William U 

Baptist Church, and for five years ending bei 
Jan. i. [903. was superintendent of the 

Sunday-school. a tinner by trade, in I'r 

Mr. Sollenberger married in D manic! '.' 

)88u. Lydia A., a daughter of Harry C. a large family, 

Funck, deceased, a sister of Mrs. J. J. m-is 
Oiler. To their uni 11 two children have 8 Mariah, 

been born : ricd I )aniel Ric 

1. Ethel. 11 county. N 

2. Orville. W est, an ; die ' l 

• i SrsAN 
JACOB NEWTON BREWER, a re- ried 1 i ••■-Ken 

lived merchant of Mercersburg, is . 

df Jacob Brewer, and has long held nu 

orable place in the commercial world. man 

(I) JACOB BR E\V ER I l>oi 11 X >v. ai 

22. 177O grandfather of Jacob Newton, a family 

came to Franklin county from \\ 

county. Md., and settled two miles s >uth of 11. Gkorc 

Mercersburg, following the nccupal 

farming until Ins death. He married Mary and 

Angle, who was horn \pril 0. t;-;S, and 

■eleven children wen- h >ru to them : 
1 . P w n>. Iiorn Oct. t 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



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county. He married Mary Neglcy, daugh- tal, bill by dint of ■ 

ter of Jacob \ ! cglcy, Sr., a distiller and careful observation he gra 

fanner. Their children were: his businc '. all tl 

i. Jacoii Newton (111). borrowed, until he bccai 

2. David A. married Mary Dillz, of of the foremost mercli 
Illinois, where he died, and where the widow At the age of thirty. Mi 
and her family live. ricd Eliza Jane Brewer, 1> 

3. Joseph M. married (first) Susan in Washington county, Mil 
Angle, of Franklin county, moved i" ll!'' mucl Brewer, of that c< 
and after the death of his wife, he remar- dim were born to the 1 
tied in Abilene, Kansas; he is the father of arc living. 

seven children. 1. Franklin P., born Feb. 1 . 

4. George \V. married Klniira Hoke, now owns the si 

who died leaving two children ; he then mar- father, Mr. Brewer bavin: 

ricd again and four mure children were 1885, after forty yea: 
born to him, and thee live in Kansas. -'. Newton Hik.-ii. 1> 

5. James K. married Betsy Brewer, of was partner of his brother, 
Franklin county, where they live and farm 3. EDWARD DUDLEY, 1 
at Welsh Run; they have one child. Lizzy. 1873, died in his youth. 

6. Mary Ann married Jacob G. Aug- -i- Mary Luci 

le, since deceased, and she lives m Mercers 1868, married Rev. 11. ( i. Mcn< 

burg. Philadelphia, an 

7. Elizabeth married T. A. Waddell. 

an undertaker of Mercersburg, who died 1866, married Dr. S. S. I 

leaving two children. George and William, county, now of Car 

who live in Omaha. two children, Helen 

8. Catherine married the late Jacob in Greencastlc. 
Brewer, a fanner at Welsh Run, and she 

lives with lur sister Mary Ann; her children 1S70, married Le 

are living in the West. Merccrsburj 

9 Susan married James I'. DufYicld, l\\ 
a fanner living at Welsh Run. Franklin Mr. Brewer has ncvi 

county, and then children were: William, prefcrme 

Newton. Alice, 11 attic, Nettie. May and He is OlM I I 
Grace. Mrs. Dufiicld is deceased. rctar) <<i the 1 

10. Louisa married Benjamin Forney, the Fairvicw Ccnu 

of Hagcrstown, where thej Inc. |>osition since the 

(llh JACOB NEW ION BREWER, in 1867. ! 
born Oct. 1;". 18.25, near Mercersburg, wa 
educated in the . I hl>orhood, 

remaining until he attained the age of S|>ected 
twenty years. In \pril, 1846, he went into 
business for himself, after a year's cv 
ence in clerking, commencing will* nl 1 



318 BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN 

He was an elder in lhal organization. I.ut ill) THOMAS BRERI 

has withdrawn gradually from many of the in Dublin, Ireland, May 31, 

activities and responsibilities of life, Fells Point, Baltim 

of I 

BRERETON. The Brereton family of earl) life From 1 
the United Siau^ i-, one of ancient liri 

in England and Ireland, and can be traced in :' 

to Ragnwald, Jail of Mori, Norway, A. 1). of I 

800, from whom il is descended through of their ships, in 17 

the Dukes of Normandy and the French or factor, of this I 

Counts of Blois to Ralph de Brereton, of Choptank river. E 

the lime of William II, who took his name land, 175.} ;;, and per 

from the Manor of Brereton, bestowed "ii turned t.> Livei 

him by his father, Gilbert de Venablcs. that . 

This was one of the many manors which teer "Betty," 

fell to the lol of de Venables after 'he hat- firm of 1 Die 

tie of Hastings. Gilbert de Venables was a ship of 351 

a son of Eudes, Count of Blois, and Mar- forty seamen, 

garet, daughter of Richard, Duke of Nor- nine-pound ■. 

mainly. The Manor of Venables, from In 1763, Captain 

which he took his name, is situated in the Maryland, and 

Duchy of Normandy and was probably part timore, a< the coh 

of his mother's dower. According to the cus- dart \ Co. 11 :< 

torn of the times, it fell to him as the second the first muni 

son and gave him his name. From the ,111,:' . 

Ralph d( Brereton mentioned, descended also a not 
the Brerctons of Cheshire, England tarial 

American family is derived from Tin 

Brereton, a merchant of Dublin, son of Rev, - 1 

Andrew Brereton, M. A. (Trinity College, and whili 
Dublin, 166 '. died Jul) 22, iCnyo), an. 

his third wife, Mary. The Ke\ V of a will in \\i". 
Brereton was fourth in descent from Was 

William Brereton, of Brereton and Malpas by the faiuil) 

Castle, Cheshire, and his second wife. Mice, Bre 

daughtei of Sir John Savage and Doroth) Marsl 

Vernon. Sii William Brereton was Lord Va.. in 1 

Chief Justice and High Marshal of Ireland, in 1813), 
in the reign of 1 Icnn VIII, 

Thomas Brereton, of Dublin, merchant shalls v 
also of Balbiiggan, itcai Baltrothcry, 1 

married Lucy - . and had issue Allen Cre 

1. Thomas (II). a Rc> 

Mary died in 1798. tenant. > 



BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRAN!:!.!:: ■ 

iment, Maryland Line. After Captain ington in their childl 

Brereton's death his widow married W'il- children i 

Ham Ross, of Bladensburg. 'I homas and the 

Sarah (Marshall) Brereton had issue: Brerci 

1. Thomas, born Aug. 7. 1782, died j. Mam 
Sept. 2, 1782. 2 . Thomas J 

2. Thomas i 2), born Jan. 3, 1 3. Laira Ra: 
was an Ensign in the United State- Navy, 4. I 

and died young. 

3. Jon\ Andrew (III). 6. Gi 
(III) JOHN ANDREW BRERE- 7. I ■• 

TON (born in Baltimore, April [5, 1787 (IV) THOMAS 

died at Charlestown, Mass., April 21, 1839), (born in Was 

son of Thomas ami Sarah (Marshall) lS22— died :.! Y 

Brereton, was brought up in tin- home of 1S70 

his step-father, William Ross, at Bladen? ing) 

burg. 1 le studied medii and ;cry. emv, 

and was graduated M. D. at the Maryland ated, third i 

College ol Physicians, June 8, 180S. On moted 

March 4. 181 1. he was appointed to the M 

ical department, V. S. X.. and serve<l on Ordnance, ' 

the U. S. Irrigate "Congress" dm I 

war of 1812. After the war he was ! 

ioned al Washington for a number of years, met 

From 182] to 1839 he was \ssistanl Sin Ml ..• I R 

geon, l'. S. A., and was serving at Fori lnd< 

pendence, Boston I larbor, at tin- time of !i 

death. Dr. Brereton published a catalogue T; 

of the flora of the I tistrii 1 ■■ > 

edited the first h, .tan ii tine pub 

lished in \merica. Hi- botanical re Ta> 

searches gave him considerable celebrity, 

and he was also prominent among the carl) V-, 

phrenologist! In Freemasonry he att 

high debtee. Mr. Brereton married Dec \'alle\ Rail 

14, 1814, \meha Levering I b mi in I ■■■ 

<,h'\\, England. Aug. 1 1. 1703 I. d 111 

William Lovering, an English arch 

\\ ho designed many of the cni I 

in Washington, D. C. She was brought to 

America when only one ye.u old. Her the 

mother dying during hei infancy she ■ 

placed in the care of Mrs. Ross. l>i Bierc ol 

ton's mother. It is said that General W di 1 m 



3 2o BIOGRArilll AL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN l 

married, Oct. 12, 1854, Amelia Mcllizcna, Railroad, a position 

daughter of Hon. Harmar and Elizabeth is vestryma 

l r . (O'Hara) Denny, and descendanl ol Cliurch, a 

William Denny (landlioldei of Cumberl id of the An 

county in 17s". when that county was in a member 

corporatcd), whose son William married cicty, and of the Han 

Agnes, granddaughter <>f Richard Parker, ti":: Mr. I'.- 

fust bona fide settler, perhaps excepting 31. J 

Silvers, west of the Susquehanna river. William II. am 

William and Agnes Denny lived in the old !'■•• 

log house in Carlisle, torn down a few years Seton of the ■ 

ago to make room for the Demi) Memorial grand-niece of the late Arch 

Hall of Dickinson College. Thomas John of Dublin 

and .Amelia M. (Denny) Brereton had bishop M 

issue: Fran 1 

i. Elizabeth Denny, born June 21, 1. Tin 

1856. 2 - : 

.?. Thomas John (V). 

3. William Denny, born Oct. 14, 3. Francis Marshall, 1 
i860. ■*''"■ 

4. Caroline Emily, bom June 11, 4- O'Hara Denny, 
1863. '892 

5. Henry Edwin Harmar. bom July 5. Amelia, 1 
12, 1865. 

6. Denny, born Nov