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In the prefatory note to the first edition, published in 1886, 
the author said : 

"This volume is the author's contribution to the Genealogy 
of his native State. It is the result of years of conscientious 
labor in this neglected field of our State History, and comprises 
only a portion of the material which he has gathered. On the 
reception of this volume, with its limited edition, will depend, 
in a measure, whether another volume shall follow." 

Owing to the demand for this initial volume while in the 
course of preparation for a second series of ' ' Pennsylvania 
Genealogies," it has been deemed proper to re-print the same. 
Corrections and additions have been made, which will add 
greatly to the permanency of the volume. In due time another 
series relating to representative Pennsylvania families will 
appear. Grateful acknowledgements are due to a number of 
kind friends for their hearty co-operation in this revision. 



of Bellefonte, 

In Remembrance of Fraternal Labor 

in the 

Harvest Fields of History, 

These Pennsylvania Family Records 

are Sincerely Inscribed. 




axnsworth and andrews, 
Allen of Hanover, . . . 

Alricks Family 

Anderson of Donegal, . . 

Awl of Paxtang 

Ayres Family 

Barnett Family, 
Beatty Family, . . . 

Boas Family, 

bomberger family 

Boyd of Derry 

BucHER Family, . . 
CowDEN of Paxtang, . . . 
Crain of Hanover, . . . 
Dixon of Dixon's Ford, 
The Family of Bgle, . . . 
Elder of Paxtang, . . 
Espy of Derry, . . . 
Ferguson of Hanover, . . 
Fleming Family, . 
Family of Forster, . 
Fulton of Paxtang, ... 
Galbraith op Donegal, . . 

Gregg and Curtin 

Greenawalt of Lebanon, . 

Hamilton Family 

Hay or Hays Family, . . . 
Keller of Lancaster, . . . 
Kendig of Swatara, . . . 

Family of Kunkel, 

Linn of Lurgan, 

Lyon of Juniata 

Maclay op Lurgan, . . . 
McCoRMicK Family .... 




































Table of Contents. 

MCNAIR of DBS.RV, . . 

McNair of Hanover, 


MnRRAY OF Harris' Ferry, 

Murray of Swatara, ... 

Neville and Craig, ... 

Orth OF Lebanon, 

Parker and Denny, .... 

ROAN OF Derry, . 

Family of Robinson 

Rutherford of Paxtans, 

Stewart of Drumore, 

Swan Family 

Thomas of Heidelberg, 

Wallace of Hanover 

Wallace and Weir 

Wallace and Hoge, 

Wiestling Family, . . 

Wiggins and Simonton, . . 

Wilson of the Irish Settlement, 

Wyeth Family ' . . . 

Genealogical Notes.— Byers Family, . 

Kagley Family, . . 
Gray of Paxtang, 
Gross Family, . . 

Index to Surnames 




[AbbreviatiouB— b., bom ; d., died ; d. s. p.. died without Issue : m., married ; s., son ; dau. 

daughter. ] 

I. Samuel Ainsworth^ settled in Hanover township, I<an- 
caster county, Pa., about 1736. His name appears upon the 
first assessment list (1751) of that township. In that for 1756 
it is noted that his son was taken captive by the Indians, and 
that he had fled from his farm. lyittle is known of him save 
that his wife was Margaret Young, daughter of John Young 
and Margery Stewart, of Hanover, ancestors of all of the name. 
We have, however, the record of but one of his children, 
although the names of two : 

2. i. John, b. 1740; m. Margaret Mayes. 

a. Lazarus, d. March, 1777; m. Margaret ; no issue- 
leaving his estate to his brother John. 

II. John Ainsworth,^ (Samuel,^) b. 1740, in Hanover 
township, I^ancaster county, Pa.; d. August 14, 1812, in Han- 
over township, and there buried ; m. in 1764, Margaret 
Mayes, dau. of James Mayes ; b. 1744 ; d. September 13, 
1828. They had issue : 

3. i. Samiiel, b. November 11, 1765 ; m. Margaret McEwen. 

ii. Nancy [Agnes], b. January 8, 1767 ; m. William Allen. 
{see Allen record.) 

4. Hi. James, b. February 5, 1770 ; m. Lydia Grain. 

5. iv. John, b. June 30, 1772 ; m. Mary Stewart. 

6. V. Mizabeth, b August 26, 1774 ; m. Hugh Andrews. 
vi. Margaret, b. November 24, 1777 ; m. Thomas Brown. 

vii. Sally, b. November 18, 1780 ; m. James Todd. 
via. Jean, b. July 2, 1784 ; m. John Snodgrass. 
ix. Matthew, b. February 1, 1787 ;• d. s. p. 

III. Samuel Ainsworth,' (John,' Samuel,^) b. November 
II, 1765, in Hanover; d. February, 1798, in Philadelphia. 
He was brought up on his father's farm in Hanover, receiving 

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a year's education in Philadelphia in addition to that acqtiired 
in the schools in the neighborhood. After the organization of 
the county he became quite prominent, and twice elected to 
the I^egislature. He died while in attendance on this body. 
Mr. Ainsworthm., May lo, 1792, by Rev. James Snodgrass, 
Margaret McEwen, dau. of Richard McEwen, b. 1770, in 
Hanover ; d. October 29, 1867, near Lancaster, Ohio. They 
had issue : 

7. i. John, b. Feb. 15, 1793 ; Sarah Hulings. 

8. a. Jane-Eliza, b. Oct. 29, 1794 ; m. David Ewing. 

9. iii. Bichard-McjEwen, b. 1796 : m. Emily Hollister. 

IV. James Ainsworth,' (John,' Samuel,') b. Feb. 5, 1770, 
in Hanover ; d. in 1803 ; m. Lydia Grain, b. 1770, dau. of 
George Grain, of Hanover. They had issue : 

i. John, d. in Franklin, Warren county, O.; m. Sarah (Vail) 

Jenkins, and had Sarah and Elizabeth, 
a. Oeorge-Crain, d. in Fairfield, O.; m. Matilda Cox, and had 

Sarah and Jjydia. 
Hi. Samuel, m. Mercy Searles, and had Bnos, Mary, Samuel, 

and Nancy-Jane, 
iv. Nancy, b. Nov. 11, 1803; m. Nov. 29, 1826, James Lucas, 
b. July 4, 1798, and had issue (surname Lucas) Mary- 
Jane, I/ydia-Ann, Margaret, Caroline, and Miranda. 
V. James, m. and left two sons residing in Van Wert county, O. 
vi. Joseph, m. Mary Beetle, and left issue. 
vii. Martha, d. s. p. 

via. Margaret, m. Nathan Anderson, and left issue. 
ix. William, d. in the army, at Pittsburgh Landing ; m. Susan 

Mitten, and left issue. 
X. Elizabeth, m. Henry Van Riper, of Van Wert county, O. 
and had issue. 

V. John Ainsworth,' (John,' Samuel,') b. June 30, 1777, 
in Hanover ; removed to Ohio about 1803, and after some 
years returned to Pennsylvania, residing two or three years 
near New Market, York county. He then went back to Ohio, 
settling in Montgomery county. He died Dec. 11, 1827, and 
was buried at Bath, Greene county, O. He m. Mary Stew- 
art ; she subsequently m. Hugh Wilson, removed to Graw- 
fordsville, Ind., where she died. 

Ainsworth and Andrews. 3 

VI. Elizabeth Ainsworth,' (John,' Samuel,') b. August 
26, 1774; d. September i, 1850, in Dasrton, O.; was twice 
married; first, Sept. 10, 1799, Hugh Andrews, b. August 31, 
1764. in Hanover township Lancaster, now Dauphin, county. 
Pa.; d. May, 1811, in Dayton, O.; son of James Andrews and 
Jean Strain.* Hugh Andrews was twice married ; first, on 
the 25th of December, 1789, Ann Speer, d. May 25, 1799, 
without issue. The children of Elizabeth Ainsworth and 
Hugh Andrews were (surname Andrews) : 

10. ?■. Nancy-Spear, b. Oct. 1, 1800; m. David Shaw. 

11. M. Sarrmel-Ainsworth, b. Jan. 28, 1802 ; m. Margaret Ramsey. 

12. in. James, b. Nov. 26, 1805 ; m. Mary-Cornelia Van Cleve. 

13. iv. Eliza, b. Dee. 17, 1807 ; m. Alexander Stephen. 

14. V. Hugh, b. Sept. 2, 1810 ; m. Phoebe Cook. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ainsworth Andrews, m. 2dly, April 22, 1813, 
James Guthrie, b. August 19, 1784 ; d. August 3, i860, and 
had issue (surname Guthrie) : 

vi. Abelard, b. March 9, 1814 ; m. Nancy Brown. 
vii. Moise, b. June 19, 1817 ; m. Jacob Lisfht. 
via. Margaret, b. May 19, 1819 ; m. Isaac Strohm. 

VII. John Ainsworth,* (Samuel,' John,'' Samuel,') b. 
February 15, 1793, in Hanover ; d. February 15, i860, in Sid- 
ney, O.; bur. at Piqua; m., February 24, 1820, Sarah Hui<- 
INGS, b. September 29, 1798 ; d. May 3, 1839. They had 

*JOHN Andrews, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, came to 
Pennsylvania in 1737, and located on the Manada, in Hanover town- 
ship, Lancaster county. His name appears on the first assessment 
ior the " East End of Hanover." Among his children were Sobert, 
John, and James. Robert Andrews d. Sept., 1762, leaving a wife, 
Agnes, and children, John, Bdbert, Margaret, Arthur, Mary, Hum- 
phrey, Moses, and Agnes. James Andrews, son of John, d. December, 
1785. He married, March 3, 1761, Jean Strain, daughter of John 
Strain, of Hanover. They had issue : 
i. John, b. 1762. 

ii. Hugh, b. August 31, 1764 ; m. 1st, Ann Speer ; 2d, Eliza- 
beth Ainsworth. 
Hi. Elizabeth, m. Robert Thompson, of Franklin county. Pa. 

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i. MizOrMary, b. March 24, 1821 ; m. April IS, 1841, James 
Black, b. September 22, 1814, in Perry county, Pa., and 
had issue. 

a. Samuel-Hulmgs, b. April 5, 1824 ; d. August 26, 1829. 

Hi. John-Mayes, b. September 30, 1826 ; m. Elizabeth L. 
Swingley, and had issue. 

iv. Br. Bichard-McEwen, b. April 5, 1829 ; m. June 17, 1858, 

RebeccarAnna Neal, of Sidney, O., and had issue. 
V. Ephraims-Huling, b. August 13, 1832 ; m. Jane Gaston An- 
derson, and had issue. 

vi. Manassah- Newton, b. March 23, 1835 ; m. Miss Hamil, of 
Leavenworth, Kansas. 

vii. DavidrEmng, b. June 17, 1837 ; entered the army as lieu- 
tenant ; promoted captain ; killed at Spottsylvania C. 
H., May 12, 1864. 

VIII. Janb Eliza Ainsworth,* (Samuel,' Jolin,^ Samuel,') 
b. October 25, 1794, in Hanover ; d. near I<ancaster, O.; m. 
January 9, 1810, David Ewing, b. October 20, 1784 ; d. De- 
cember 30, 1844; was for a number of years judge of the 
courts. They had one son, David. 

IX. Richard McEwbn Ainsworth,* (Samuel,' John,^ 
Samuel,') b. 1796, in Hanover township ; d. March 14, 1847, 
in Fairview, O.; m. Emily Hollister ; and had Juliet, m. 
Joseph C. Kincaid, of Lancaster, O. The widow of Mr. Ains- 
worth subsequently married a Mr. Rogers, of Circleville, O. 

X. Nancy SpeER Andrews,* (Elizabeth,' John,' Samuel,') 
b. October i, 1800; m. July 29, 18 19, David Shaw, and had 
issue (surname Shaw) : 

i. Charles-Oreen, b. May 20, 1820 : m. June, 1850, Sallie Carr, 
and had Charles- Ch-een and Frank. 

a. George- Wilson, b. November 19, 1822 ; m. November, 1852, 
Mary dau. of James Perrine, and had JEllla, Nancy- 
Andrews, JuliorDaret, James-Perrine, and George. 

Hi. Mizaheth-Mary, b. May 10, 1832 ; m. June 10, 1853, Jona- 
than Richards, of Chicago, 111., and had (surname 
Richards) Charles and Anna. 

iv. Meanora, b. August 21, 1844; m. Charles S. Hunt, of 
Chicago, 111., and had (surname Hunt) Jennie and Lizzie. 
V. Theodore-Andrews, h. Noveraber 20, 1836; m. Sallie Van 
Doren, and had issue. 

vi. Edwin-Clinton, b. September 10, 1842 ; m. Alice Winters. 

Ainsworth and Andrews. 5 

XI. Samukl Ainsworth Andrews,* (Elizabeth,' John,' 
Samuel,^) b. January 28, 1802; m, February 3, 1831, Mar- 
garet Ramsey, and had issue (surname Andrews): 

i. Mary-Eliza, b. February 19, 1832 : m. October 18, 1849, Rev. 
Patterson Reece, d. January 23, 1865, and had (surname 
Reece) Patterson-Andrews, 
ii. Hugh, b. March 16, 1834 ; a lawyer of Jonesboro', Illinois. 
Hi. James-Ramsey, b. May 25, 1836 ; m. Alice Hagenbach. 
iv. John, b. December 15, 1837. 

V. Elizabeth-Agnes, b. March 9, 1840 ; m. Rev. James T. Pol- 
vi. George- Washington, b. February 22, 1842 ; a lawyer of Mur- 

freesboro', Illinois. 
vii. Sarah-Ellen, b. January 14, 1844. 
via. Anna-Isabella, b. August 8, 1848. 
ix. William-Chalmers, b. August 13, 1850; d. August 17, 1866. 
X. Marqarel-Effie, b. August 25, 1852. 

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

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

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

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

XIII. Eliza Andrews,* (Elizabeth,' John,' Samuel,^) b. 
December 17, 1807 ; d. February 4, i860, at Xenia, Ohio ; m. 
Alexander Stephen. They had issue (surname Stephen): 

i. Elizabeth- Ann, m. Loomis. 

ii. Nancy-Jane, m. Williams. 

Hi. Hugh-Andrews, m. Artemisia . 

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

vi. John-Ainsworth, m. Harriet Galbraith. 

vii. Martha-Isabella, m. Dunn. 

via. George-Washington. 

ix. Eleanor a. 

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XIV. Hugh Andrews,* (Elizabeth/ John,'' Samuel,^) b. 
September 2, 1810 ; d. March, 1862; m., January 18. 1831, 
PHoeBE; Cook, b. March, 1810. They had issue (surname 

i. Angelina, b. Jan. 7, 1833 ; m. Jan. 18, 1855, Levi Kirby. 
ii. Abraham, b. July 12, 1835 ; m. Dec. 30, 1855, Jane Pearson. 

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

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

Allen of Hanover. 


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

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

3. a. Joseph. 

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

i. John. 

a. Sarah, m. James Dixon. 
Hi. Jean, m. John Sawyer. 
iv. Elizabeth, m. Samuel Mann. 
V. Mary, m. Jahn Snodgrass. 

4. m. Samtiel, m. Rebecca Smith. 

5. vii. William, b. 1744 ; m. Rebecca Green. 

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

6. i. Joseph, m. Jane Riddle. 

a. Thomas {see Penn'a Archives, Sd. ser., vol. i.,pp. S49, 418.) 

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

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i. Mary, b. September 9, 1765 ; d. March 10, 1806 ; m. Captain 

John Barnett. (see Barnett record.) 
7. a. William, b. May 16, 1767 ; m. Nancy Ainsworth. 
Hi. Robert, b. July 14, 1769. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. July 20, 1771 ; m. October, 1792, by Rev. J. 

Snodgrass, David Strain, and had (surname Strain) 

William, James, and a daughter, who married Samuel 

V. David, b. 1773 ; m. Price, of Barren county, Kentucky, 

where he lived and died. 
vi. Samuel, b. 1776. 

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

i. Elizabeth, (1st,) b. 1781 ; d. 1786. 

a. Effy, b. October 19, 1783 ; d. January 25, 1811 ; m. Febru- 
ary 16, 1804, by Rev. James Snodgrass, Robert Rogers, 
and had (surname Rogers) Rebecca, b. May 1, 1805, m. 
Thomas Mitchell McCormick ; Andrew, b. 1806, d. 1845 ; 
William- Allen, b. 1809, d. 1855 ; was judge of the courts 
at Springfield, O. ; and Robert-Henderson, b. June 25, 1811. 
Hi. William, b. 1785 ; d. in Philadelphia, by accidental poison- 
iv. Elizabeth, (2d,) b. April 16, 1789; bap. July 26, 1789; m.. 
March 13, 1813, Joseph Barnett, of Hanover, [see Bar- 
nett record.) 
V. 2'mo%-Gj-ecM,b. June, 1791; bap. July 11, 1791. In the war 
of 1812, he and his cousin, Joseph Barnett, enlisted in 
the Chambersburg Union Volunteers, Captain McClin 
tock. He was taken ill on the march to Buffalo, New 
York, and died at an inn, seven miles from that town, 
on the 12th of December, 1812. In 1867, Isaac Moor- 
head, of Erie, had his remains removed to Pennsylvania 
and placed beside those of his mother. 

Allen of Hanover. 9 

VI. JosElPH Allen' (Joseph," William^) was broug;ht to 
this country when a boy by his father, who died in Philadel- 
phia. Settled on the Manada, in Hanover township, and d. 
March 24, 1817. Joseph Allen signed the petition against the 
division of Hanover township in 1769. His name is on the 
Provincial assessment lists. He was a contributor and a mem- 
ber of old Hanover church, where he and his wife were buried. 
He m. Jane Riddle, daughter of James and Janett Riddle, of 
Hanover, b. 1729, d. January 6, 1804. They had issue : 

8. i James, m. Elizabeth Painter, 
n. Jane, d. in infancy. 

9. Hi. Joseph, b. Jan. 25, 1768 ; m. Eleanor MoEwen. 

iv Margaret, m. Mar. 25, 1790, by Rev. J. Snodgrass, Charles 
Brown ; settled in Warren county, Ohio, about 1800, 
and had issue (surname Brown) : 

1. James, m. Jane Grain. 

2. William, m. Martha McVeagh. 

3. Joseph, m. Lucinda Corbett, of Pa. 

4. Jane, m. Joseph Barnett. 

5. Mary. 

6. Martha, m. Wm. Grain. 

7. Agnes, m. Horatio Glaypool. 

10. V. John, m. Hannah Sawyer. 

11. vi. Robert, m. Nancy McNamara. 

vii. Tristram, d. July 8, 1817 ; buried at Hanover church. 

VII. W1LLLA.M Allen,' (Samuel,^ William,^) b. in Hanover, 
May 16, 1767 ; d. Nov. 14, 1844; m. March 18, 1790, by Rev. 
J. Snodgrass, Nancy Ainsworth, daughter of John Ains- 
worth and Margaret Mayes, b. Jan. 8, 1767 ; d. Jan. 2, 1845. 
Their children, all born in Hanover, were : 

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

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

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

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

near Tivoli, Peoria county, 111. 
mi. William, b. March 1, 1809 ; m. Mary Albright. 

10 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

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

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

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

IX. Joseph Allen,* (Joseph,' Joseph,' William,^ b. in 
Hanover, Jan. 25, 1768 ; d. Oct. i, 1839 ; m. May 6, i794> by 
Rev. James Snodgrass, Eleanor McEwen, b. Sept. 12, 1769 ; 
d. Feb. I, 1834; both buried in Hanover grave-yard. Major 
Joseph Allen was a prominent citizen of Hanover township, 
and a contributor and a member of old Hanover church from 
1795 until his death. Their children, all bom in Hanover, 
were : 

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

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

14. in. Joseph, b. Nov. 10, 1798 ; m. Mary Krider. 

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

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

vi. Mary Elizabeth (1st), b. Nov. 5, 1805 ; died in infancy. 
vn. Margaret, b. June 24, 1809 ; d. 1881, in Blair county, Pa. 
viii. Jane (2d1, b. July 27, 1812. 

16. ix. Mary-Elizabeth (2d), b. Oct. 6, 1814. 

X. John Allen,* (Joseph,' Joseph,' William,^) b. in Han- 
over township, August, 1769; m. Feb., 1800, Hannah Saw- 
yer, b. Feb., 1775, of Derry township in now Dauphin county, 
Pa., who died 1819, and buried in Hanover graveyard. John 
Allen moved to Franklin, Warren county, Ohio, about 1823, 
and d. August 27, 1839. From thence the family moved to 
Covington, Fountain county, Indiana, where many of his 
descendants now reside. They had issue, all born in Hanover 
township, Dauphin county. Pa.: 

Allen of Hanover. 11 

i. Jane, b. 1801 ; d. Aug. 27, 1812. 
n. Kancy, b. April 16, 1802 ; d. Nov. 21, 1871 ; m. Christian S- 

Vickers, who d. 1886; they had (surname Vickers) 

Allen-S., Joseph-A., and William-E. 
Hi. Margaret, b. Augt. 11, 1804 ; d. April 12, 1849 ; m. Feb. 26, 

1829, John B. Grain, who d. 1880 ; had issue, 6 sons and 

4 daughters. 
iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 6, 1809 ; d. May 12, 1882; m. Aug. 21, 1832, 

William V. Du Bois, b. Deo. 6, 1811, d. April 5, 1885 ; 

they had (surname Du Bois) Hannah- J., Venice, Sarah 

E.. Willampy, Joseph- A., William-Treon, M.-Maria, Nan<^ 

M., John-T., Emma-E., and Walter- S. 
V. John, b. May, 1811 ; d. March 11, 1874 ; m. 1836, Sarah 

Pressler, b. in Centre county. Pa., June 15, 1815, d. 

April 27, 1883 ; they had issue, eleven children. 
vi. /osepA, b. July 24, 1814; d. Feb. 17, 1877; m. Nov., 1841, 

Mary J McFadden, of Richmond, Ind., who d. Aug. 13^ 

1863 ; they had issue, all born in Covington, Indiana : 

1. John, b. Sept. 16, 1843 ; d. in infancy. 
17. 2. James-L., b. May 24, 1845. 

3. Viola, b. Feb. 29, 1848. 

4. Joseph, b. Sept. 2, 1850 ; d. in infancy. 

5. Mack, b. July 18, 1853 ; d. young. 

6. Lenora, b. July 19, 1859 ; d. in infancy. 

7. Frank, b. April 6, 1861. 

vii. Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1815 ; d. Dec. 15, 1801 ; m. March 13, 
1832, Jeremiah C. Ludlow, b. April 28, 1811, d. Aug. 
20, 1870 ; they had issue, ten children 

XI. Robert Allen,* (Joseph,' Joseph,^ William,') m. 
Nancy McNamara, and in 1822 moved from Hanover to 
Frankstown, on the Juniata, where he died in 1830. They 
had issue : 

i. Anna^Jane, d. in Frankstown, 1832. 
a. Margaret, d. in Hollidaysburg, 1878. 
Hi. Sarah, d. in Altoona, 1874. 
iv. Joseph, d. in Ohio. 
I). Robert, lives in Hastings-on-Hudson. 

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

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i. Nancy-Jane, b. 1823 ; m. Elias R. MiUman of Three Rivers, 

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

V. Sally-Margaret, b. 1832. 

XIII. William ALLEiN," (William,* Samuel,' William,' Wil- 
liam,') b. March i, 1809 ; m. Mary Albright, and d. in Han- 
over, 1880. They had issue : 

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

XIV. Joseph Allen,' (Joseph,* Joseph,' Joseph;' William,') 
bom in Hanover, November 10, 1798 ; d. in Washington 
county, Iowa, November 23, 1869; m. Mary Krider, of Se- 
linsgrove, Snyder county, Pennsylvania, who was b. in 1808, 
and d. January 18, 1879. They moved to then Iowa Territory, 
near Burlington, November 10, 1841. They had issue : 

i. EUen-M., b. February 5, 1837 ; m. September 20, 1863, J. B. 

Goble, of Cass county, Michigan. 
ii. Mary-E., b. November 20, 1838 ; d. early. 
iii. Robert, b. December 4, 1840 ; d. February 6, 1862, in the 

War of the Rebellion. 
iv. John-0., b. September 29, 1844 ; d. May 20, 1863, in the War 

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

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

XV. Robert Allen f (Joseph,* Joseph,' Joseph,' William,') 
b. in Hanover, May 7, 1803 ; d. July 29, 1872, and is buried in 
I^aurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia ; m. January 21, 1830, 
Eleanor Bucher, daughter of Jacob Bucher, of Harrisburg 
Pa., {see Bucher record.') Robert Allen commenced merchan- 

Allen of Hanover. ]3 

dising in Harrisburg, but changed his residence to Philadel- 
phia in 1828, where he became a wholesale merchant and man- 
ufacturer. He was prominent in politics and in the church, 
and held numerous public and responsible positions, as bank 
director, railroad director, and commissioner of the old Rich- 
mond district before consolidation in 1854. They had one 
daughter, Susan-Bucher , b. May 21, 1832 ; d. June 9, 1889, 
and buried in Laiirel Hill Cemetery. 

XVI. Mary Elizabeth Ai.len,^ (Joseph,* Joseph,' Joseph,^ 
William,^) b. Oct. 6, 1814, in Hanover Township, Dauphin co.. 
Pa., m. Oct. 27, 1842, by Rev. James Snodgrass, the Rev. 
Adie K. Bell ; b. Dec. 9, 1815 ; d. Aug. 25, 1888. Mr. Bell 
was a son of Edward Bell, Esq., one of the oldest and most 
noted pioneer settlers of Tuckahoe Valley, Blair county, and 
Mary A. Martin, his wife. He was educated at Washington Col- 
lege, Washington, Pa., entered the Baptist ministry and filled 
successive charges at HoUidaysburg, lyOgans Valley, Lewis - 
burg, Allegheny City, and died during his large charge at Al- 
toona, 1882-88. Buried at Lewisburg, Pa. They had issue 
(surname Bell) : 

i. Mary, b. in HoUidaysburg ; m. Rev. Aaroa Wilson, of 
Rochester, Pa. 

ii. Robert-Allen, d. in early youth. 

Hi. Ellen-Allen, b., Feb'y 15, 1848, inLog-ans Valley, Pa.; m. 
Calvin Roller, M. D., of HoUidaysburg, Pa. 

iv. Martin, b. Sept. 30, 1849, in Logans Valley, Pa.; educated at 
the University at Lewisburg, Pa. ; admitted to the Blair 
county bar May, 1873, and on November 7, 1893, was 
elected President Judge of the 24th Judicial District, 
Blair county, Pa. Residence, HoUidaysburg. .Judge 
Bell m. May 21, 1877, Irene Lemon, daughter of Robert 
M. Lemon and his wife, Eliza Blair, both of HoUidays- 
burg. They had issue : 

1. Elisa-Blair. 

2. Elizabeth-Allen. 

3. RobertorF. 

4. Adie-Kyle. 

5. Martin. 

V. David, d. in infancy. 

XVII. James L. Allen,* (Joseph,' John,* Joseph,' Joseph,' 

14 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

William,^) b. May 24, 1845, in Covington, Indiana; m., No- 
vember 7, 1866, I/OURISSA Campbell, daughter of Abram 
Campbell, of Fountain county, Indiana, Clerk of the Circuit 
and Common Pleas Courts of Fountain county, to which he 
was elected consecutive terms. They had issue : 

i. H.-Grace, b. Dec. 26, 1868; m. Granville Adkins. 
it. Alvis, d. in infancy. 

in. Wilbur, b. Sept. 22, 1872 ; d. Oct. 13, 1879. 
iv. Helen, b. Nov. 15, 1874. 
V. James-L., b. Feb'y 13, 1878. 
vi. Ethel, b. April 1, 1879 : d. in infancy. 
mii. Busssll, b. Feb'y 22, 1881. 

Alricks Family. 15 


On tiie 19th of December, 1656, Jacob Ai^ricks, whose 
father is supposed to have been Claes Alricks, born circa 1603, 
at Groeningen, Holland, was appointed by the Burgomasters 
and Council of the city of Amsterdam, Governor of that city's 
colony on the Delaware. He sailed from the Texel on the 
25th of the same month, in the ship Printz Maurits, and 
reached the American coast on the 8th of March following. 
The vessel was wrecked on I<ong Island, but, fortunately, 
every man was saved, as well as their baggage, the vessel being 
merely stranded. He, subsequently, through the kindness of 
some natives, reached Manhattan Island (New York). On 
the 1 6th of April, he sailed in the ship Bever from the harbor 
of New Amsterdam, and arrived at Fort New Amstel, on the 
Delaware, five days after. He at once assumed command, and 
sent forward, by the first opportunity, a full report of the con- 
dition of the Dutch Colony on the Delaware. His position 
was far from an easy one. Not only the Swedes, who had 
been the first settlers, and whose conquest had been made by 
the Dutch under Stuveysant, Governor of all the New Nether- 
lands, but the English, as also the Maryland colonists, gave 
Mm considerable concern. Besides, the Dutch themselves 
were more or less dissatisfied on account of the failure of the 
crops for several years in succession, and this operated in re- 
tarding emigration. By direction of the commissioners, he 
made treaties with the Indians for lands, prepared a map of 
the country, and employed his utmost exertions to promote 
trade on the Delaware. On the 30th of December, 1659, aged 
frfty -six years, Governor Jacob Alricks died at New Amstel. 
His papers and property were sequestrated by his successor, 
Governor D'Hinayossa, but Governor- General Stuveysant or- 
dered their release ' ' on pain of disgrace ; ' ' bearing testimony 
that he was ' ' a man of discreet character. ' ' Mr. Alricks' wife 

16 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

died January 6, 1658 ; and botli were buried in old Drawyer's 
church-yard, near Odessa, New Castle county, Delaware. 
There was no issue. 

I. PiETER Alricks, a nephew of Jacob Alricks, and whose 
father is supposed to have been also named Pieter, was sent, 
in :658, by the Dutch Government, with instructions for New 
Netherlands, and, more than probable, with the intention of 
remaining in the new country. In March, 1659, we find him 
carrying on trade in the " Hore-Kihl." In January, 1660, 
D'Hinayossa appointed him commander there. On the 6th of 
September, 1664, New Amsterdam was captured by the Eng- 
lish, and Governor-General Stuveysant expelled. Thirteen 
days after. Sir Robert Carr appeared on the Delaware, and in 
a fortnight thereafter took the Dutch forts. The estate of 
Pieter Alricks was confiscated ; but some years afterward the 
Dutch again obtained possession not only of the banks of the 
Delaware, but also of Fort Amsterdam, now New York city, 
and held possession until the English Governor, Andross, ar- 
rived, and then the annals inform us: "Nov. 10, 1674, Fort 
Amsterdam, New York, was this day surrendered to Governor 
Andross, and all the magistrates in ofBce at the time of the 
Dutch coming here to be reinstated for the Delaware river, 
except Pieter Alricks, he having proffered himself to the 
Dutch at their first coming of his own motion, and acted very 
violent as their chief officer ever since. ' ' Commissary Alricks 
subsequently swore fidelity to the English, and continued his 
trade on the South river. In August, 1672, he was appointed 
bailiff for New Castle, on the Delaware; in October, 1677, 
commissioned one of its justices, and re-commissioned June 7, 
1680, being one of the justices in commission when the Pro- 
prietary Government was formed. He was a member of the 
first Assembly of the Province, 1682 and 1683, and from 1685 
to 1689 served as one of the Provincial Councillors. In 1685, 
William Penn bought out the title of the Indians in a large 
body of land lying between Philadelphia and Wilmingtqp, ex- 
tending back from the Delaware river as far as a man ' ' can 
ride in two days with a horse." The first witness to this In- 
dian deed is Pieter Alricks. He was commissioned one of the 

Alricks Family. 17 

justices of the peace for the Lower Counties, April 13, 1690, 
and again May 2, 1693. On the 2d of September, 1690, he 
was also appointed a judge of the Provincial Court, serving 
until 1693. Pieter Alricks died in 1697, aged about sixty-five 
years. His children according to his will were: 

i. Sigfridus ; nothing 'known, 
ii. Hermanus ; d. in 1707, leaving a wife Mary. 
in. Jacobus; m. and amons: other children, had Peter- Sigfridus, 
who m. Susanna Stidham and left a large family. 

2. iv. Wessels, (or Weselius ;) m. and left issue. 

II. Wessels, or Weselius Alricks,' (Pieter,'' Pieter,^) b. 
circa 1670, in New Castle county, Delaware; d. there circa 
1730. He was very prominent in the affairs of New Castle 
county, and was sheriff in 1700 ; he subsequently removed to 
Philadelphia, and held several important offices under the 
Proprietary. He m. and left at least four children. 

i. Peter, 
ii. Sigfridus. 
Hi. Martha. 

3. iv. Hermanus, b. drc 1715 ; m. Ann West. 

III. Hermanus Alricks,* (Wessels,' Pieter,'' Pieter,^) b. 
about 17 15 in Philadelphia ; d. December 14, 1772, in Carlisle, 
Cumberland county. He resided some years in his native 
city, but afterwards settled in Cumberland county. He was 
chosen the first member of the General Assembly from that 
county, and was commissioned prothonotary, etc., of Cumber- 
land, and also a justice of the peace. Until his death he was 
a man of mark and influence in the valley west of the Susque- 
hanna. Hermanus Alricks was twice married, for we find by 
the Administration book F, p. 322, Philadelphia, that letters 
of administration were granted to Hermanus Alricks, of Cum- 
berland county, on the estate of Sarah Alricks, June 19, 1750, 
he being designated as her husband. There was probably no 
issue. He m. secondly, Ann WEST, b. 1733, at Clover Hill, 
near Sligo, Ireland ; d. November 21, 1791, in Donegal town- 
ship, Lancaster county, and is buried in the old church grave- 
yard there. She was the daughter of Francis West, Sen. 
They had issue : 

18 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. William, b. 1758. 

4. a. Ann, b. October 7, 1760 ; m. Alexander Boggs. 

Hi. Hermanns, b. 1762 ; d. 1840; settled in Baltimore, Md.; m. 
Jane Parks, d. 1844; and they had issue: Margaret, 
Ann, Francis-West, Jane-A., Harriet-Parks, and Thomas- 
iv. West, b. 1765. 

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

Mrs. Alricks subsequently married Col. Alexander Lowrey* 
of Donegal, and by him there was issue (surname I^owrey): 
i. Fannie, b. Feb. 1, 1775 ; m. Samuel Evans. 

*Alexander Lowkey, the son of Lazarus Lowrey, was born in 
the north of Ireland, in December, 1725. His parents, with several 
elder children, came to America in 1729, and settled in Donegal town- 
ship, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. His father became an Indian 
trader, which occupation Alexander entered about 1748, in partner- 
ship with Joseph Simon of the town of Lancaster, the fur trade with 
the Indians being at that period quite lucrative. The connection 
with Mr. Simon, continuing for forty years, was finally closed and 
settled without a word of difference between them, with large gains 
resulting, over many and severe losses from Indian depredations on 
their trains and trading posts. Mr. Lowrey was, from the first, out- 
spoken and ardent for separation from the mother-country. In July, 
1774, he was placed on the Committee of Correspondence for Lancas- 
ter, and was a member of the Provincial Conference held in Phila- 
delphia on the 15th of that month ; and of that convened in Carpen- 
ters' Hall, 18th of June, 1776 ; and of the Convention ot the 15th of 
July following. He was chosen to the Assembly in 1775, and, with 
the exception of two or three years, served as a member of that body 
almost uninterruptly until 1789. In May, 1777, he was appointed one 
of the commissioners to procure blankets for the army. In 1776 
he commanded the Third Battalion of the Lancaster County Asso- 
ciators, and was in active service in the Jerseys during that year. 
As senior colonel, he commanded the Lancaster county militia at the 
battle of the Brandywine. At the close of the Revolution, Colonel 
Lowrey retired to his fine farm adjoining Marietta. Under the Con- 
stitution of 1789-90, he was commissioned by Governor Mifflin justice 
of the peace, an office he held until his death, which occurred on the 
31st of January, 1805. His remains lie interred in Donegal church 
graveyard. Colonel Lowrey was a remarkable man in many respects, 
and his life an eventful one, whether considered in his long career in 
the Indian trade, a patriot of the Revolution, or the many j'ears in 
which he gave his time and means to the service of his country. He 

Alricks Family. 19 

IV. Ann AivRICKS,* (Hermanus,* Wessels," Pieter,^ Pieter/) 
b. October 7, 1760, in Cumberland county, Penn'a ; d. Septem- 
ber 2C, 1847, in Donegal township, Lancaster county, Penn'a; 

was greatly beloved by his neighbors, and during his long life, shared 
with his associate and friend, Colonel Galbraith, the confidence and 
leadership accorded to both in public, church and local affairs. Col. 
Lowrey was thrice married : 

1st, September 26, 1752, Maey Waters, b. 17S2 ; d. 1767 ; and there 
was issue (surname Lowrey) : 

i. Alexander, b. April 21, 1756 ; settled near Frankstown, 

Penna.; m. and left issue. 
ii. Mizabeth, b. October 31, 1757 ; m. Daniel Elliott of Cumber- 
land county, who subsequently removed to St. Clair 
township, Allegheny county, Penna., where he deceased 
in 1794, his wife dying several years prior ; and they had 
(surname Elliott) : John, West, Mary, m. James Hamil- 
ton, of Middletown, and William. 
Hi. Mary, b. May 21, 1761 ; m. 1st, John Hays ; 2d, Joseph 
West ; went to Allegheny county, Penna., where they 
lived and died. 
iv. Lazarus, b. January 27, 1764 ; m. Miss Holliday, daughter 
of Capt. John Holliday, and, with his brother Alexander, 
settled in what is now Blair county, Penna. 
V. Margaret, b. September, 1765 ; d. June 24, 1818 ; m. August, 
1784, George Plumer, b. December 5, 1762, at Port 
Pitt ; d. June 8, 1843, near West Newton, Westmore- 
land county, Penna.; served in the Legislature from 
1812 to 1818 ; represented the Westmoreland district in 
the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Ninteenth Congresses. 
Their children were (surname Plumer): Jonathan, d. 
umn.; Alexander, m. Susan Robinson; JohnrCampbell, 
Lazarus-Lowrey, Mary, Nancy, Sarah, William, Miza- 
beth and Bebecca. 
Col. Lowrey m. 2d, in 1774, ANN (West) Aleicks, widow of Her- 
manns Alricks, and had issue : 

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

20 Pennsylvania Oenealogics. 

m. Alexander Boggs, b. October 7, i755. in Donegal town- 
ship, Lancaster county, Penn'a ; d. March 30, 1839 : and with 
his wife are interred in Old Donegal church graveyard. They 
had issue : 

i. Andrew, m. 1810, Eliza Cook, daughter of David Cook ; re- 
moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, 
n. Francis, m. 1818. Maria Jefferis. 
Hi. Hermanns, m. Margaret Parks; removed to Baltimore, 

iv. Ann, h. 1790 ; d. 1864. 
V. Jane, b. 1794 ; d. 1860. 
vi. John, 
mi. William. 
viii. James- Alricks, b. 1802 ; d. August 18, 1824. 

V. James Alricks,' (Hermanus,* Wessels,' Pieter,' Pieter,") 
b. December 2, 1769, at Carlisle, Penn'a; d. October 28, 
1833, at Harrisburg, Pa. He received a good education in 
the schools of the day, and was brought up to a mercantile 
life. In 1791-92, he was engaged in business in May Town, 
Lancaster county, and in 18 14 he removed with his family 
from Lost Creek Valley to Harrisburg. He was a man of ex- 
tensive reading, passionately fond of books, and he regarded 
an honest man, of fine education and refined manners, as the 
most remarkable object on the face of the earth. Alter his 
father's death, he was raised on a farm in Donegal, Lancaster 
county, and used to say that at that period no one could get an 
education for want of teachers. While lamenting his own 
lack of education, he was remarkably well acquainted with 
history, ancient and modern, and with geography. He was 
likewise quite familiar with the writings of Shakespeare, 
Goldsmith, Burns, Campbell, etc. While living in the prime 
of life on the Juniata, he was delighted to meet and converse 
with such men as the Rev. Matthew Brown, the first Dr. 
Watson, of Bedford, Judge Jonathan Walker, (the father of 
Robert J. Walker,) William R. Smith, etc. On March 10, 
1 82 1, he was appointed clerk of the orphans' court and quar- 
ter sessions, serving until January 17, 1824. He subsequently 
served as one of the magistrates of the borough. Mr. Alricks, 

Alricks Family. 21 

m. July 21, 1796, at Harrisburg, by Rev. N. R. Snowden, 
Martha Hamilton, b. August 5, 1776 ; d. March 16, 1830 ; 
daughter of John Hamilton and Margaret Alexander. They 
had issue : 

i. Ann- West, b. 1799 ; d. August, 1828 ; m. Samuel Thompson, 

of Juniata county, Penn'a ; no issue. 
ii. Margaret, d. September 19, 1856. 

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

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

8. V. Jane, b. 1808 ; m. Ov^id Frazer Johnson. 
vi. Frances-E., d. July 19, 1875. 

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

VI. Hermanus Ai,ricks,* (James,' Hermanus,* Wessels,' 
Pieter,' Pieter,') b. August 22, 1803, at Oakland Mills, I,ost 
Creek Valley, now Juniata county, Penn'a; d. January 28, 1874, 
at Harrisburg, Penn'a. His father removed to Harrisburg in 
1814, and there the son grew to man's estate, thereafter one of the 
most respected citizens, receiving his education in the Harris- 
burg Academy. He read law in the ofl&ce of Thomas Elder, 
Esq. , and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar. He quickly 
obtained a lucrative business before the courts, became one of 
the prominent men at the bar, and at his death the oldest 
practitioner in Dauphin county. He was averse to holding 
office. The only one of prominence held by him was that of 
deputy attorney-general in 1829. He frequently served his 
fellow-citizens in municipal ofBce, was a popular man with 
them, and his counsel sought upon all questions of importance. 
In addressing a jury, his manner was quiet, his statement clearly 
presented, and argument logical. His rule was to undertake 
no cause unless his client was able to demonstrate the justness 
of his case. His early training in the practice of the orphans' 
and register's courts soon gave him a lucrative business in that 
branch ot his profession, where clear, concise expositions are 
of far more weight than the stirring eloquence of the quarter 
sessions. He was an excellent, precise, real-estate lawyer. 
No one was a better reference upon questions of town or 
county history. His personal acquaintance was extensive, and 
his taste ran in acquiring the family traditions of the earliest 
settlers. His fund of information was at the service of his 

22 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

friends, always pleasantly and accurately retold, with the au- 
thority for each fact or anecdote, and he abounded with many 
curious and fascinating ones. His presence was imposing, 
quite six feet in stature, large frame, erect, and neatly clad, 
quite "like a lawyer of the olden time." Mr. Alricks m., in 
1831, Mary Elder Kerr, b. May 5, 1809 ; d. March 30, i>S57, 
at Harrisburg ; daughter of Rev. William Kerr,* of Donegal, 
and his wife, Mary Wilson. They had issue : 

i. James, d. s. p. 

a. Mary-Wilson, m. James McCormick, jr. (See McCormick 

in. Jane, d. s. p. 
iv. William-Kerr; cashier of the Dauphin Deposit Bank at 

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

*The Rev. William Kerr was born in Bart township, Lancaster 
county, Penn'a, October 13, 1776. His father dying early, he was 
left to the tender care of a pious mother. After some years spent in 
the schools of the neighborhood, he was sent to Jefferson College, 
Cannonsburg, where he was graduated. For some years thereafter, he 
was principal of an academy at Wilmington, Delaware. He subse- 
quently placed himself under the care of the Presbytery of New 
Castle, and was shortly after ordained by that body. He preached 
in Harrisburg about the years 1805-6, and upon the resignation of 
the Rev. Mr. McFarquhar was sent to supply the pulpit of the Old 
Donegal church. In the fall of 1808, the congregation at Columbia 
made application to Mr. Kerr for part of his time It was not, how- 
ever, until the year following that he assented to give them a portion 
of his ministerial labors. He continued to be the stated supply 
there until the first Sunday in January, 1814, when he preached his 
farewell sermon. Mr. Kerr also preached at Marietta in addition to 
his charge at Donegal. He died at that town on the 22d of Septem- 
ber, 1821, aged forty-five years, and is interred in Old Donegal church 
graveyard. The Rev. Mr. Kerr married Mary Elder, daughter of 
James Wilson and Mary Elder, of Derry. b. 1788 ; d. February 22, 
1850, at Harrisburg, and their children were Mary-E., m. Hermanus 
Alricks, of Harrisburg; William M., J.- Wallace, James-Wilson and 
Martha, m. Dr. Edward L. Orth, of Harrisburg. As a minister, there 
were few who stood higher in the estimation of his brethren in the 
Presbytery than the Rev. William Kerr. 

Alricks Family. 23 

VII. Hamilton Alricks,' (James," Hermanus,* Wes- 
sels,' Pieter,'' Pieter,^) b. June i, 1806, at Oakland Mills, 
in l,ost Creek valley, now Juniata county. Pa.; d. July 16, 
1893, at Harrisburg, Pa. He was educated at the Harris- 
burg Academy at such a period as those who passed through 
it, from 1816 until 1826, know that the whole land was 
stricken with poverty, and collegiate education out of the 
question. Indeed, out of the thirty students of the classics at 
the academy, and among them the son of Governor Findlay, 
but one is remembered who went, or could afford to go, to 
college. With such an education as the school could afford, 
and the study of history on top of it, Hamilton Alricks com- 
menced reading law with Samuel Douglas, Esq., afterward At- 
torney-General, and was admitted to practice in 1828. During 
his professional career of half a century, Mr. Alricks has been 
engaged, at every term of the court, in the trial of many 
of the most important civil and criminal cases, and in nu- 
merous cases in the Supreme Court, as the reports will 
show from 2d Watts to the last volume of Outerbridge. In 
the outset of his practice, he was engaged as counsel by Mr. 
Gest,in the case of Gest vs. Espy, 2d Watts, 266, after Thomas 
Elder, Esq., a senior member of the bar, had abandoned the 
case, upon a verdict being found for defendant. Mr. Alricks 
removed the case to the Supreme Court, where he succeeded 
in reversing the judgment. On one occasion, in arguing a case 
in the Supreme Court, and while reading an authority, he was 
abruptly interrupted by Judge Huston, saying, "That is not 
the law." "But," said Mr. Alricks, "I am citing from the 
opinion of the court." Judge Huston sharply responded: 
"I don't care; no judge ever declared such to be the law." 
To which Mr. Alricks further replied : "I have been reading 
the opinion of the court delivered by your Honor." "Then, 
said the judge, ' ' the reporter took me down wrong ; let me see 
the book." After examining it for some time, the judge closed 
it with the remark, "After all, I don't think this authority has 
any application to the case in hearing. ' ' Proceedings were 
commenced before the Legislature of Pennsylvania, about the 
year 1845, and testimony taken for the purpose of framing 

24 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

articles of impeacliment against the Hon. William N. Irvine, 
judge of the York and Adams judicial district, and the only 
counsel of the respondent was Mr. Alricks, who conducted the 
defense with such skill and ability that the committee refused 
to report articles. The then State Treasurer and Auditor Gen- 
eral on several occasions selected Mr. Alricks to argue cases 
on the part of the Commonwealth involving questions of Con- 
stitutional law. His argument before the Supreme Court of 
the United States, in Butler ei al., late Canal Commissioners of 
Pennsylvania, vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, loth 
Howard, United States Supreme Court Reports, 402, was not 
only well received by the profession as a sound exposition of 
the law as to what constitutes a contract within the meaning of 
the Tenth Section of the First Article of the Constitution of 
the United States, prohibiting a State from passing any law 
impairing the obligation of contracts, but also an able defini- 
tion of the power of the Legislature to create and abolish 
offices, to impose taxes, etc.; and will remain a lasting memo- 
rial of his research, industry, and ability as a lawyer. He was 
one year a member of the L,egislature ; was a member of the 
Chicago Convention in 1864, which nominated General Mc- 
Clellan for President, and the series of resolutions drawn up 
and offered in the convention by him abounded in patriotic 
sentiments, evincing marked ability. He was a member of the 
Constitutional Convention for the revision of the Constitution 
of the State, in 1872-3, that held its sessions first in Harrisburg 
and subsequently in Philadelphia, and acted on the committees 
on Cities and Charters, and on Religious and Charitable Cor- 
porations and Societies. Mr. Alricks married, December 28, 
1837, Caroline Bull, daughter of Rev. I^evi Bull, D. D., of 
Chester county. Pa., a son of Colonel Thomas Bull, of Revo- 
tionary fame. She was bom August 3, 181 1 ; d. February 28, 
1885, at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Annie-Bull, b. October 6, 1838 ; d. April 26, 1888 ; m. June 
8, 1864, Benjamin Law Forster. (see Forster record.) 

ii. Martha, b. May 24, 1840 ; d. January 10, 1866. 

Hi. Caroline- Jacobs, d. s. p. 

iv. Levi-Bull, b. October 15, 1843; m. first, October 1, 1872, 
Anna Henderson ; d. August 1, 1880 ; daughter of John 

Alricks Family. 25 

G. Henderson, and had John - Hamilton ; m. secondly, 
Emily Shevelle Fisher, daughter of Hon. Robert J. 
Fisher, of York, Pa. 
V. Eliza-Jane, b. September 19, 1846 ; d. September 28, 1849. 

VIII. Janb Alricks," (James,* Hermanus,* Wessels,' 
Pieter,'' Pieter,') b. i8o8 at Oakland Mills, in I^ost Creek Val- 
ley, now Juniata county. Pa.; d. December 21, 1891, at Harris- 
burg; m. Ovid Frazer Johnson, b. in the year 1807, in the 
Valley of Wyoming, near the town of Wilkes- Barre ; d. Feb- 
ruary, 1854, in Washington, D. C. He was descended from 
some of the early settlers of that historic locality. His paternal 
grandfather, the Rev. Jacob Johnson, was a superior linguist 
and man of rich education and culture ; a graduate of Yale 
College, he took his degree as early as 1740, with distinguished 
honor. In 1778, he was called from his home in Connecticut 
to reside in Wilkes- Barre. After that terrible event, the 
massacre of Wyoming, he assisted Col. Dennison with his 
advice and influence, in protecting the inhabitants that re- 
mained, and the original articles of capitulation were in the 
proper handwriting of Mr. Johnson. In quite a lengthy 
biography written of him in the year 1836, by the his- 
torian of Wyoming, Charles Miner, appears this : ' ' When the 
Revolutionary war broke out, Mr. Johnson took his stand 
early and firmly in behalf of freedom. And through the 
whole contest he rendered the utmost service in his power, 
which, from his learning, talents, and the respect he com- 
manded, was very considerable. A son born while the ani- 
mated discussions preceding the Revolution were going on, and 
the elder Pitt was thundering his anathemas against ministers 
for their tyrannous conduct to the Colonies, Mr. Johnson named 
Jehoiada Pitt. . . Jehoiada is sometime since deceased, 
but a son of his with hereditary genius is winning his way to 
enviable distinction." The latter is the subject of this sketch. 
At the close of his early education, in which he had as school 
and class-mates many who afterwards rose to positions of emi- 
nence and distinction, he commenced the study of the law 
with John N. Conyngham, of Wilkes-Barre, afterwards Judge 
Conyngham. He was duly admitted to the bar and entered 

26 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

into the practice of the law at that place. In 1833, he removed 
to Harrisburg, and there married. In 1839, at the early age 
of thirty -two years, his talent secured for him the appointment 
as attorney general of Pennsylvania . In 1 842 , his term of office 
having expired, he was re-appointed and served through a 
second term until 1845. As an orator, Mr. Johnson was bril- 
liant; as a lawyer, he had superior abilities, and somewhat of 
a wide-known reputation, being frequently employed to try 
cases in different States of the Union. It may be here remarked 
that, in addition to Mr. Johnson's legal ability, he had a high 
reputation as a political writer. He was the author of the 
celebrated "Governor's I^etters," published during the admin- 
istration of Governor Ritner, and which purported to give the 
ludicrous side to the political characters then figuring in the 
politics of the State. Jane Alricks and Ovid Frazer Johnson 
had issue (surname Johnson) : 

i. Fanny-Alricks, b. Sept. 2, 1836 ; m. Hon. Samuel T. Shu- 

gert, of Belief on te. 
ii. Hannah-Ianthe, b. Sept. 31, 1837. 
in. Martha- Alricks. 

iv. Ovid-Frazer, b. February 10, 1842 ; a lawyer, now practicing: 
his profession in Philadelphia. 

Ariderson of Donegal. 27 


I. James Anderson/ b. Novembei 17, 1678, in Scotland; 
was educated at Edinburgh, under the care of Principal Stirl- 
ing. He was ordained by Irvine Presbytery, November 17, 
1708, with a view to his settlement in Virginia. He sailed 
March 6, 1709, and arrived in the Rappahannock on the 2 2d 
of April following ; but the condition of affairs not being 
favorable for introducing any other religion than that of the 
established Church of England in that Colony, he came north- 
ward, and was received by the Presbyter5- September 20 fol- 
lowing. He settled at New Castle, where he was installed 
pastor in 1 713. In 17 14, out of regard for the desolate condi- 
tion of the people in Kent county, he was directed to supply 
them monthly on a Sabbath, and also to spend a Sabbath at 
Cedar Creek, in Sussex. In 17 16, receiving a call from the 
first church organization of New York city, he went there and 
labored with his accustomed zeal and energy ; but his strict 
Presbjrterianism and rigid Scottish habits and doctrines were 
distasteful to the people, and his charge, consequently, did not. 
prove to be happy or comfortable, and he desired a removal. 
He was called, September 24, 1726, to Donegal, on the Susque- 
hanna, and accepted. He was installed the last "Wednesday 
in August, 1727. In September, 1729, he gave every fifth 
Sabbath to the people on Swatara, and joined the congregation 
of Derry, thus becoming the first settled pastor over that 
church, until the call to Rev. William Bertram, in 1732. He 
died July 16, 1740. In the language of Presbytery, " he was 
high in esteem for circumspection, diligence, and faithfulness 
as a Christian minister. ' ' His name and fame are associated 
with the early history of the Presbjrterian church in America. 
He was a man of talent, learning, and piety, a graceful and 
popular preacher — a leader among men. Mr. Anderson was 
twice married ; m., first, February, 1713, Mistress Suit Gar- 

28 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

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

2. i. Oarland, b. Nov. 21, 1714 ; m. Jane Chevalier. 

3. ii. Ann, b. -July 24, 1716. in New Castle ; m. John Stevrart. 
m. [ . . . ], b. Feb. 17, 1717-8, in New York. 

iv. [. . .], b. Feb. 23, 1718-9, in New York. 

4. V. James, b. May 14, 1721 ; m. Ruth Bayley. 
vi. [a son], b. Dec. 18, 1722, in New York. 

vii. John, b. Jan. 13, 1724-5, in New York. 
via. Susannah, b. Oct. 4, 1725-6, in New York. 
ix. [a son], b. March — . 
X. I . ], b. July — . 
xi. Thomas. 

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

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

Anderson of Donegal. 29 

in New York. The Rev. E. Hazzard Snowden, of the Pres- 
bjrterian church of Kingston, Pa., is a descendant of this 

III. Ann Anderson,' (James,') b. in New Castle, Del., 
July 24, 1716 ; m. John Stewart, son of George Stewart, the 
progenitor of the Stewart family of Donegal township, Lan- 
caster county, Pa.; a landed proprietor, and a member of the 
General Assembly. John Stewart d. Oct. 1749. They had 
issue (surname Stewart) : 

i. George, b. Nov. 10, 1736 ; moved to the Tuscarora Valley, 
tlien Cumberland, now Juniata county, where he d. 
Aug. 13, 1787. He took an active and prominent part 
in the Revolutionary war, in which he was a lieut. col. 
He m. Margaret Harris, of an honorable Scottish fam- 
ily, b. Jan. 11, 1737 ; d. April 1-5, 1815, and had nine 
children. Among them were : 

1. John, m. Margaret Harris, daughter of John 

Harris, founder of the town of Mifflin, and Jean 
Harris, and had among others : 

a. James-Harris, M. D., m. Jane A. Fuller, from 

whom descends the Reo. Robert Stewart, D. 
D., of the United Presbyterian church, late 
missionary to Sialkot, India : present resi- 
dence, Bellevue, Allegheny co.. Pa. 

b. Ann-Bryson, m. Joseph Kelly, M. D., of Tus- 

carora Valley, from whom descends the 
Bev. Joseph Clarice Kelly, of the Presbyterian 
church, of Williamsburg, Pa., m. Mary G. 

2. Thmias-Harris, b. Feb. 5, 1767 ; d. Feby 25, 

1831; settled in Alexandria, Huntingdon co.. Pa.; 
m. Nov. 5, 1795, Anne Gemmill ; and had issue, 
among others: 

a. Miza, b. Nov. 2, 1799 ; m. May 1, 1821, Rev. 

James Thompson, from whom descends (sur- 
name Thompson) Ann, William and Jane. 

b. John Gemmill, m. Sarah Steinman, from 

whom descends the Rev. T. Calvin Stewart, 
of the Presbyterian church , of South Easton, 
Pa., who married Sallie D. Ward. 

c. Anna-Maria, b. Aug. 1, 1814, ; m. first. May 

9, 1837, JohnH. Woolverton,ifrom whom de- 
scends (surname Woolverton) Anna Mar- 

30 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

garet and William H., of New York city ; 
Mrs. Woolverton m. secondly, William 
Kinsloe, of Alexandria, Pa. 
d. Zechariah-Gemmill, from whom descends 
Francis Laird Stewart an author of some 
repute ; Thomas, an M. D. of great ability, 
and the Rev. Robert L., theological profes- 
sor, Lincoln University, Oxford, Pa. 

a. Suit, m. Sept. 21, 1758, Matthew Harris, b. Jan. 12, 1735; d. 
Dec. 9, 1819. 

Hi. Jean, who m. Stewart Roan, of Donegal. 

Ann Anderson Stewart, m. secondly John Allison, of 
I^ancaster county, and had issue (surname Allison) : 

iv. James. 

V. Anna, who m. first, Thomas Anderson, (see IV;) m. se- 
condly, Samuel Cook ; m. thirdly, Joseph Vance. 

vi. William, 
vii. Bobert. 

IV. James Anderson,^ (James, ^) b. May 14, 172 1, in New 
York ; bap. May 28, 1721 ; d. June i, 1790, on his patrimonial 
estate, at Anderson's Ferry, I^ancaster county, Pa.; bur. at 
Donegal ohurch ; he was a member of the Assembly from 
1777 to 1780 inclusive, and took the oath of allegiance July 2, 
1777; was twice married; first, March 5, 1741, Ruth Bay- 
ley, b. in 1722; d. January 2, 1784; daughter of Thomas 
and Mary Bayley. They had issue : 

5. i. James, b. December 26, 1741 ; m. Jean Tate. 
a. Mary, b. April 6, 1744 ; d. July 14, 1749. 
Hi. Suit, b. February 22, 1746 ; d. May 24, 1747. 
iv. Anna, b. November 23, 1748 ; d. at an early age. 
V. Susannah, b. May 7, 1751 ; d. June 18, 1777 ; m. William 
Kelly, and had issue (surname Kelly) Elizabeth, Ruth 
(first,) John, and B«t/i (second). 
vi. Thomas, h. June 13, 1753; d. November 11, 1778; m. No- 
vember 30, 1774, Anna Allison, of Donegal ; had one 
child, Buth, b. November 26, 1775 ; d. March 10, 1785. 
vii. Mary, b. April 18, 1756 ; d. <Dctober 16, 1757. 
mii. [ . . ], b. June 13, 1758 ; died in infancy. 

James Anderson m., secondly, Margaret Tate, the widow 
of the Rev. Joseph Tate, of the Donegal Presbytery. She d. 

Anderson of Donegal. 31 

May 13, 1 80 1. The Rev. Joseph Tate left surviving him nu- 
merous children, who were settled principally in Virginia. 

V. James Anderson,' (James,^ James,^) b. December 26, 
1741; bap. January 31, 1742 ; d. December 13, 1799 ; served 
in the war of the Revolution and was at Valley Forge ; he was 
a captain in the 4th battalion of Lancaster county militia and 
took the oath of allegiance July 26, 1777 ; was twice married ; 
m. first, April 3, 1766, Jean Tate, b. February 22, 1751 ; d. 
February 7, 1777 ; daughter of the Rev. Joseph and Margaret 
Tate. They had issue : 

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

ii. Margaret, b. December 4, 1769 ; d. June 3, 1800 ; m. Novem- 
ber 10, 1791. Nathaniel Weakley. 
Hi. Joseph-Tate, b. June 6, 1771. 

iv. Buth, b. November 4, 1773 ; m. April 6, 1794, Thomas Wil- 
liamson, of Cumberland county, Pa. 

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


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

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

via. Mary, (Polly,) b. Jan. 1, 1785; d. Sept. 6, 1804; bur. at 
Silvers Spring, Cumberland county. 
ix. William, b. March 6, 1787 ; d. July 20, 1888. 
X. Michael-Simpson, b. August 13, 1789. 

9. xi. Chambers, b. Nov. 1, 1791 ; m. Ellen T. Peoples. 
xii. Garland, b. Dec. 14, 1793 ; d. April 27, 1846. 

xiii. Elizabeth, b. March 8, 1796; d. October 7, 1807; bur. at 

Silvers Spring church. 
xiv. Eleanor, b. February 6, 1799 ; m. Robert Dunlap Kincaid. 

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

VI. James Anderson,* (James,' James,' James,') b. October 
'18, 1767 ; d. June 7, 1815 ; bur. at York, Pa. He was a man 
of enterprise and progress — ^laid out the town of Marietta, in 
Lancaster county, on his patrimonial estate ; run the ferry at 

32 Pemisylvania Genealogies. 

the same place, known as Anderson's Ferry, and constructed, 
at great expense, a road leading to York, whitlier he removed. 
He was overtaken by reverses, the result of circumstances 
beyond his control, and thus the estate, which had descended 
through three generations, passed from the family. He was 
twice married ; m., first, December 31, 1795, Mary Baylby, 
daughter of John Bayley, who d. January 31, 1797. They had 
issue : 

i. Mary-Bayley, b. Jan. 12, 1797 ; d. at Baltimore, Sept. 6, 
1832; m., Nov., 1824, David B. Prince, b. Nov. 22, 
1790, in Cumberland, Maine ; d. March 30, 1876, in 
York ; was principal of the York Academy from 1819 
to 1866. They had issue (surname Prince): 

1. David-Oaks, b. Nov. 18, 1826. 

2. James-Anderson, b. Dec. 7, 1828 ; d. March 15, 1856. 

3. Mary-Mizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1831. 

James Anderson m., secondly, in Carlisle, March 22, 1798, 
Mary McQueen, a granddaughter of Rev. Joseph Tate, b. July 
7, 1781 ; d. February 4, 1845, in York, Pa. They had issue: 

ii. James, b. Deo. 12, 1798 ; d. Jan. 12, 1889; unm.; an attorney- 
atlaw, York, Pa. 
10. in. Joseph-Tate, b. Aug. 19, 1800 ; m. Jane McMordie. 
it), [a dau.], b. September 9, 1802 ; infancy. 
V. Margaret, b. September 9, 1804 ; d. May 14, 1854. 
vi. Jane, b. August 25, 1806 ; d. December, 1808. 
vii. Benjamin, b. July 6, 1808; d. August 12. 1844. 
viii. Eliza-Ann, b. February 4, 1810 ; d. May 1, 1824. 
ix. David, b. June 12, 1812 ; moved to Los Angelos, California ; 

d. March 24, 1876. 
X. Sarah- Jane, h. September 4, 1814 : d. May 21, 1865. 

VII. Thomas Anderson,' (James,' James,' James,') farmer, 
b. January 28, 1779, at Anderson's Ferry, (now Marietta); 
bap. Feb 2, 1779 ; settled on a farm, about the year 1800, in 
Silvers Spring township, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. 
(James Anderson, his father, and Rev. Samuel Waugh made 
an exchange of farms, which new farm was bequeathed to 
this son Thomas, and is now a very valuable property, owned 
and occupied by his descendants,) d. December 29, 1850. He 
m., April 15, 181 1, Mary Addams, b. 1787; d. March 8, 1840; 

Anderso7i of Donegal. 33 

daughter of Abraham Addams, of Cumberland county ; both 
buried m Silvers Spring church-yard. They had issue : 

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

it. Abram-Addams, b. January 26, 1815 ; d. December 29, 

in. Mizaieth-Addams, b. June 24, 1819 ; m. June 2, 1842, John 

Slaughter, of Ohio. 

VIII. John Anderson,* (James,' James,^James,^) b. January 
4, 1783; d. March 5, 1863, in Minneapolis Minnesota; m., 
April 27, 1 82 1, Margaret McAllen ; they had issue : 

12. i. BrusUla, b. February 10, 1822 ; m., 1st., Abner Perkins ; 

m., 2d., Alexander McCormick. 

13. a. Margaret-Geddes, b. August 19, 1824 ; m. David Edwards. 

14. in. James-Garland-McAUen, b. July 8, 1827 ; m. Margaretta J. 


IX. Chambers Anderson,* (James,' James,^ James, ^) b. 
November i, 1791, on his father's farm, in Silvers Spring 
township, Cumberland county ; bap. by the Rev'd Samuel 
Waugh, of Silvers Spring church ; removed to Chester, Illi- 
nois, where he d. December 28, 1858 ; m. February 15, 1837, 
Ellen T. PeepleS, of Fannetsburg, Franklin county, Penn- 
sylvania ; b. April 22, 1813; d. December 21, 1882; both 
buried at Chester, Illinois. They had issue: 

15. i. Adolphus-Albert, b. November 29, 1837 ; m. Eunice Eliza- 

beth Jones. 
a. Thomas-Chambers, b. at Fannetsburg ; killed May 9, 1862, 
in the great Rebellion, at the battle of Farmington, 
iii. William-Curtis-Peeples, b. April 10, 1843, at Chester, Illi- 
nois ; d. August 25, 1867. 
iv. Mary-Frances, b. January 15, 1846 ; m. John M. Wright. 
V. Seth-Alkn, b. February 13, 1852 ; d. January 30, 1854. 
- vi. Joshua-Tote, b. November 29, 1856 ; d. January 7, 1891. 

X. Joseph-Tate Anderson,* (James,* James,' James,' 
James,') b. August 19, 1800, at Marietta, I,ancaster county. 
Pa.; d. Jan. 17, 1854; m. first, March 25, 1835, Jane McMor- 
DiE, daughter of Rev. Robert McMordie, a chaplain in the 

34 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Pennsylvania Line in the Revolution (vide Penna. Archives); 
d. March 28, 1837. They had issue : 
16. %. JamesMoMordie, b. July 15, 1836 ; m. Elizabeth P. Barker. 

Joseph-Tate Anderson m. secondly, April 15, 1847, Cor- 
nelia S. Rock; d. Jan., 1885, in Philadelphia. They had 
issue : 

ii. Mary-Susan, b. March 14, 1848. 

Hi. Joseph-Tate, b. July 19, 1851 ; d. June 19, 1886 ; buried at 
Marietta, Pa. 

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

i. Mary- Elizabeth, b. April 18, 1844 ; d. April 15, 1870; buried 
at Silvers Spring church ; m. June 6, 1867, Dr. Richard 
M. Grain, of Hogestown, Cumberland county ; born Oct., 
1844 ; d. at Muscogee, Indian Territory, Jan. 18, 1886. 
{see Grain record) ; and had issue (surname Grain) : 

1. Mizaheth-Whitehill, b. July 10, 1868. 

2. Anderson, b. Feb. 7, 1870 ; m. June 1, 1893, Mary 

C. Swartz, of Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
ii. Eleanor- Allen, b. June 14, 1845. 
Hi. Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1847 ; m. Sept. 14, 1887, Elizabeth Shelly, 

of Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
iv. Althea, b. May 20, 1849 ; m. Dec. 23, 1873, John Chambers 
Parker, of Cumberland county, Pa., b. March 21, 1848 ; 
(see Parker family) ; and had issue (surname Parker) : 

1. Mary-Anderson, b. July 30, 1876 ; d. in infancy.' 

2. Sara-Chambers, b. December 19, 1877. 

3. Eleanor- Anderson, b. February 1, 1882. 

V. William-Ayres, b. March 1, 1852 ; d. March 3, 1856. 
vi. SwavrAyres, b, December 19, 1853 ; d. January 29, 1883. 
vii. Jenny Ayres, b. August 4, 1856. 

Anderson of Dovegal. 35 

XII. Drusilla Anderson/ (John/ James,' James,' James,^) 
b. Feb. lo, 1822 ; was married twice; m. first, Sept. 14, 1846, 
Abner Perkins, b. Oct. 10, 1821; d. Sept. 14, 1853. They 
had issue (surname Perkins) : 

i. Sarah-Margaret, b. Aug. 8, 1847 ; m. Dec. 24, 1872, William 
E. Clark, b. May 6, 1841 ; d. Aug. 11, 1883 ; and bad issue 
(surname Clark): 

1. Mabel- DrusUla, b. Sept. 22, 1874. 

2. James-W., b. June 8, 1877. 

3. Florence- Jennie, b. Sept. 25, 1881. 
ii. Mary-Isabella, died in infancy. 

Hi. Edward-Lucas, died in infancy. 

Drusilla Anderson (Perkins) m. secondly, Nov. 28, 1858, 
Alexander McCormick, of Lockhaven, Pa., b. Nov. 25, 1817; 
d. Jan. 14, 1877. They had issue (surname McCormick) : 

iv. Agnes-A., b. July 4, 1860, at Minneapolis, Minn. 

XIII. Margaret-Geddes Anderson,^ (John,* James,' 
James,* James, ^) b. Aug. 19, 1824 ; d. Oct. 15, 1894, buried in 
Lakewood cemetery, Minneapolis; m. Nov. 12, 1846, David 
Kdwards, b. Franklin county. Pa., March 19, 1816 ; d. Sept. 
II, 1890; residence, Minneapolis. They had issue (surname 
Edwards) : 

i. Brusillor Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1847 ; m. Jan. 29, 1874, A. A. 
Page; and bad issue (surname Page) : Lulu, Albert- A., 
Sarah- J., and Boy. 

ii. Catliarine, b. June 1, 1849. 
Hi. Sarah-Isabella, b. July 12, 1851. 
iv. Mary-Mien, b. Feb. 8, 1854; d. May 9, 1855. 
V. David-Anderson, b. Marcb 23, 1866. 
vi. William-Alexander, b. May 9, 1859. 
vii. John- Walter, b. May 21, 1862. 

via. Margaret-McAllen, b. Feb. 4, 1864 ; m. Nov. 16, 1892, Mar- 
sball P. Blackburn, of Blackburn, Me.; and had issue 
(surname Blackburn). 
1. Marshall P., Jr., b. Sept. 15, 1893. 

XIV. James -GarIvAnd-Mc Allen Anderson,* (John,, 
James,' James,' James, ^) b. July 8, 1827; d. Oct. 21, 1862, at 

36 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Chester, 111.; was a graduate of Dickinson College; m. Mar- 
GARETTA J. Kennedy, of Chester, 111. They had issue ; 

i. JohnrKeimedy, b. August 14, 1854 ; d. Jan. 7, 1855. 
a. Hettie-Margaret, b. Oct. 31, 1856 ; d. Dec. 26, 1857. 
Hi. Francis-Chambers, b. March 12, 1859 ; m. May 19, 1883, 
Georgie-Hyse-McKeig ; now living in Louisville, Ky. 
and had issue : 
1. Chambers, b. July 10, 1886. 

XV. Adolphus-Albert Anderson,* (Chambers,* James,' 
James,' James,') b. Nov. 29, 1837, in Fannetsburg, Franklin 
county. Pa.; taken to Chester, 111., in 1841 ; d. May 17, 1888; 
m. Feb. 8, 1865, Eunice Elizabeth Jones, of Chester. They 
had issue : 

i. EllerirMizabeth, b. Nov. 23, 1865. 
a. Mmice-Buth, b. April 27, 1868. 
Hi. Mabel-Dean, b. April 30, 1870. 
iv. Albert-Clark, b. June 2, 1872. 

V. EMse, b. Feb. 7, 1881. 

XVI. James McMordie Anderson,^ (Joseph-Tate,* James,* 
James,' James,'' James,') b. July 15, 1836, at Marietta, I^an- 
caster county, Pa.; m. July 6, i860, Elizabeth P. Barker; 
now residing at Daisey, I,eavenworth county, Kansas. They 
had issue : 

i. Jermie-Mizabeth, b. May 28, 1861. 
a. NellieSayd, b. Oct. 23, 1865. 
Hi. Maggie, b. Oct. 21, 1873. 

Awl of Paxtang. 37 


I. Jacob Awl, b. August 6, 1727, in the north of Ireland; 
d. September 26, 1793, in Paxtang township, Dauphin county, 
Pa. The name should properly be spelled Auld, and the first 
settler wrote it Aul, which the descendants have changed into 
Awl. He learned the trade of a tanner. Was a man of means 
when he came to America, and settled, at an early date, in Pax- 
tang, near his relative, John Harris, of Harris' Ferry, where he 
took up a large tract of land, which he improved, erected a 
tannery, and on which he lived to the time of his death. He 
became a prominent personage in Paxtang, was an ensign and 
lieutenant in Colonel John Elder's battalion of rangers in the 
frontier wars from 1756 to 1764, and at the outset of the war 
for independence, aided, by his counsel and his purse, in organ- 
izing the associated battalions of Lancaster county, which did 
such effective service in the Revolution. When the new county 
of Dauphin was erected, Mr. Awl was appointed one of the 
commissioners in the act relating thereto, and John Harris after- 
wards appointed him one of the trustees or commissioners for 
the pablic grounds ceded by him, at the laying out of the town 
of Harrisburg, for public uses- He was a representative man, 
influential and potential in the county, 3'et preferred domestic 
retirement to the struggle for office, and when he was offered 
the nomination for representative in the General Assembly, he 
positively declined. Over his grave, in the burial ground of 
old Paxtang church, is a stone with this inscription : 

Sacred to the memory 



Who departed this life Sept. 26th 1793 

Aged 66 years 1 month and SO Days 

This storve is placed over his remains by 

his relict and children as a testimony of 

their Begardfor his many virtues. 

38 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Is he perhaps your Guardian Angel still 
O widow, children, live as you would obey his will 
So shall you, join him on that happy shore 
Where death or grief will visit you no more. 

Jacob Awl m., July 26, i759> by Rev. John Elder, Sarah 
Sturgeon; b. September i, 1739 ; d. June, 1809, in Paxtang, 
and with her husband there buried. She was the daughter of 
Jeremiah Sturgeon, one of the first settlers. They had issue : 

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

a. Mizabeth, b. November 18, 1761 ; d. 1850, at Harrisburg ; 
m. John Elder, b. August 3, 1759 ; d. April 27, 1811 ; son 
of Rev. John Elder ; {see Elder record.) 

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

iv. Samuel, b. July 1, 1766 ; d. in early life in Philadelphia. 
V. Margaret, b. September 8, 1768. 

3. vi. Jacob, b. March 26, 1770 ; m. [Sarah] Stroh. 

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

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

ix. Badiel, b. March 17, 1778. 
X. Agnes, b. June 17, 1780. 
xi. Thomas, b. October 13, 1782. 

xii. James, b. August 17, 178,4 ; first, m. Rebecca Elder; daugh- 
ter of Rev. John Elder ; [see Elder record); and they had 
issue : 

1. Joshua-Elder. 

2. Sarah, m. May, 1821, Lusk. 

II. Sarah Awl,,' (Jacob, ^) b. February 24, 1764, in Pax- 
tang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county. Pa.; d. about 
1835, in Chillicothe, O.; m. February 25, 1783, by Rev. John 
Elder, Timothy Green, Jr.,* b. September 7, 1765, in Han- 

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

Awl of Paxtang. 39 

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

" On the morning of the wedding, the party accompanying 
Mr. Green came riding ' down the lane ' to Mr. Awl's house, 
all in the style of the day. The groom wore his hat with three 
black plumes, long stockings, knee-breeches, buckles, &c. It 
was a gay affair for those days. On the Sunday following, all 
went to the Rev. Mr. Elder's church. Jenny Awl, sister of 

Proprietaries granted him large tracts of land in Buffalo valley and 
on Bald Eagle creek. At the outset of the Revolution, Captain 
Green became an earnest advocate for independence, and the Hanover 
resolutions of June 4, 1774, passed unanimously by the meeting of 
which he was chairtnan, show that he was intensely patriotic. He 
was one of the Committee of Safety of the Province, which met 
November 22, 1774, in Lancaster, and issued hand-bills to the import 
that " agreeable to the resolves and recommendations of the Ameri- 
can Continental Congress, that the freeholders and others qualified 
to vote for representatives in Assembly choose, by ballot, sixty per- 
sons for a Committee of Observation, to observe the conduct of all 
persons towards the actions of the General Congress ; the committee, 
when elected, to divide the country into districts and appoint mem- 
bers of the committee to superintend each district, and any six so 
appointed to be a quorum, etc." Election was held on Thursday, 
15th December, 1774, and, among others, Timothy Green was elected 
from Hanover. This body of men were in correspondence with 
Joseph Reed, Charles Thompson, George Clymer, John Benezet, 
Samuel Meredith, Thomas Mifflin, etc., of Philadelphia, and others. 
They met at Lancaster again, April 27, 1775, when notice was taken 
of General Gage's attack upon the inhabitants of Massachusetts 
Bay, and a general meeting called for the 1st of May, at Lancaster. 
Upon the erection of the county of Dauphin, Colonel Green was the 
oldest justice of the peace in commission, and, under the Constitu- 
tion of 1776, he was presiding justice of the courts. He continued 
therein until, under the Constitution of 1790, which required the 
presiding judge " to be learned in the law," Judge Atlee was ap- 
pointed. After his retirement. Judge Green returned to his quiet 
farm at the mouth of Stony creek, where he had erected a mill and 
other improvements. He was thrice married : m. first, in 1760, Effy 
Finney Robinson, daughter of James and Jean Finney, and widow 
of Thomas Robinson. She d. December 28, 1765, and is buried in old 
Hanover church graveyard. They had issue : 
i. Joseph, b. March 29, 1761. 

40 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the bride, it seems, was one of the singers for tune raising on 
that occasion. She had made her debut, having sent to Phila- 
delphia for a handsome pair of stays, which she wore that 
day ; but caused some stir by fainting, and having to be carried 
They had issue (surname Green): 

i. Jacob- Awl; was a successful merchant of Lancaster, O., a 
member of the Ohio Legislature, and a prominent citi- 
zen of that State ; m. and left issne. 

ii. Timothy-Awl, m. and left issue. 

Hi. William-Awl, m. and left issue. 

ii. Beiecca, b. 1763; d. July 30, 1837; m. Colonel William 

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

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

iv. Bosanna, b. July 2, 1772 ; d. December 30, 1820 ; m. Robert 
Sterret, son of David Sterret and Rachel Innis. The 
Sterrets were early settlers in Donegal township, from. 
which locality the family has spread over the State. 
The father of Robert Sterret settled in Hanover about 
1741, but subsequently removed to the old homestead in 
Donegal. The Sterrets however, became allied to 
many of the Hanover families, and the history of this 
family would elucidate much of the history of the 
others. Robert Sterret and Rosanna Green removed 
to the Kishacoquillas valley, where some of their de- 
scendants yet reside. They had a large family, seven 
sons and six daughters. 

Colonel Green m., thirdly, in 1775, Maey Innes, daughter of Brice 
Innes and Elizabeth Graham of Hanover. She survived her husband 
twenty years. They had issue : 

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

Murray ; (see Murray of Swatara.) 
vi. Elizabeth, b. December 17, 1779 ; m., January 10, 1805, by 
Rev. N. R. Snowden, John Lytle, b. 1772 ; d. 1808 ; son 
of Joseph Lytle and Sarah Morrison, of Lytle's Perry, 
on the Susquehanna. 
vii. Bichard, b. January 10, 1789 ; d. May, 1862 ; unm. 
via. Mary, b. October 24, 1792 ; d. November 14, 1867. 

Awl of Paxtang. 41 

iv. Joseph-Awl, m. and left issue ; owned extensive paper mills- 
at Lancaster, O., and was largely engaged in business 

V. Effie, d. unm., at the age of forty years. 

III. Jacob Awl," (Jacob,*) b. March 26, 1770, in Paxtang 
township, Lancaster county. Pa.; d. January, 1792, was a 
young man of considerable promise, and lived on a farm 
adjoining his father. He m. in 1791, [Sarah] Stroh, 
daughter of Michael Stroh. They had issue: 

i. Jacoh-Michael, b. February 24, 1792 ; d. September 5, 1849, 
at Harrisburg, Pa. ; was long a leading member of the 
Methodist church ; at the time of his death the Demo- 
cratic Union said he was "a gentleman of the purest 
piety and strictest integrity in all his intercourse with 
his fellow men ; while the Keystone stated that ' ' no 
man enjoyed in a higher degree the confidence and re- 
spect of the community" — that "his life had been a 
continual exemplification of what the walk and conver- 
sation of a Christian should be." Mr. A.wl served as a. 
soldier in the war of 1812-14. He m. April 27, 1824, 
Fanny Horning, b. February 17, 1803 ; d. July 12, 1869, 
at Harrisburg ; and they had issue : 

1. Ann-Mary, b. October 14, 1826 ; d. December 8, 


2. Elizabeth, b. November 1, 1828 ; d. September 30, 


3. Sarah, b. September 12, 1830 ; d. April 17, 1835. 

4. JohnrWesley, b. Nov. 21, 1832; d. March' 2, 1894, 

unm. ; he was educated at Dickinson College, 
read law with F. K. Boas, Esq., and admitted ta 
the bar in 1856 ; during the war for the Union he 
entered the service in 1862 as captain in the 127th 
regt., P. V. ; upon the organization of the 201st 
regt., P. V. he was commissioned lieutenant- 
colonel ; in May, 1865, was appointed commandant 
of the " Soldier's Rest" at Alexandria, Virginia ; 
mustered out with his regiment June 21, 1865 ; 
upon the organization of the National Guard of 
Penn'a, he was adjutant of the Fifth Division, and 
subsequently adjutant of the Third Brigade; as an 
attorney he was careful, methodical and trust- 
worthy ; as a military ofBcer he was highly re- 

42 PeriTWjlvania Genealogies. 

garded by his fellows, and greatly loved by his 
men ; a life-long- member of the church of his 
fathers, he was a faithful official. 

5. Frands-Ashury, b. April 8, 1837 ; resides at Harris- 

burg ; at the beginning of the Civil War in 186 1 
served in the three months' service as adjutant of 
the 11th regt. P. V. ; in 1862 raised for the nine 
months' service company A of the 127th regt., P. 
v., and participated in the Fredericksburg cam- 
paign ; in 1864 he assisted in organizing the 201st 
regt , P. v., of which he was commissioned colonel 
and served in that capacity until mustered out a^. 
the close of the war ; he was a clerk in the Har- 
risburg National Bank prior to the war ; subse- 
quently cashier of the banking house of Jay 
Cooke & Co., in New York, for a period of seven 
years ; was a trustee for twelve years of the 
Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital, and secre- 
tary of the Board ; and from 1891 to 1895 deputy 
superintendent of banking. Col. Awl, m. June 5, 
1872, Mary Elizabeth Thompson, b. August 9, 
1847 in New York city ; and they had issue : 

a. Jay- Wesley, b. May 19, 1873. 

b. Francis- Ashury, b. August 13, 1876. 

6. Jacob- McKendree, b. February 25, 1840 ; d. August 

29, 1850. 

7. Fannie-Horning, b. May 8, 1842. 

8. Martha-Ann, b. April 27, 1844 ; d. July 19, 1849. 

9. Stephen-Qeorge, b. June 9, 1848 d. December, 81, 


IV. SamueIv AwIv,^ (Jacob, ^) b. March 5, 1773, in Pax- 
tang township, then I^ancaster county, Pa.; d. July i, 1842, 
in Augusta township, Northumberland county, Pa. In the 
early part of his life was engaged in the mercantile business in 
Harrisburg, but about 1800 removed to a farm in Augusta 
township, Northumberland county, one mile east of Sunbury, 
where he resided during life ; served as commissioner of the 
county, was a justice of the peace, and filled other offices of 
trust ; he was a prominent member of the masonic fraternity, 
and during the anti-masonic crusade, one of the few who kept 
up old lyodge No. 22, at Sunbury. Mr. Awl, m., April 27, 
1795, Mary Maclay; b. March 9, 1776, at Harris' Ferry; d. 

Awl of Paxtang. 43 

August 13, 1823 ; daughter of Hon. William Maclay and Mary 
McClure Harris. They had issue : 

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

ii. Mary-Harris, b. September 1, 1802 ; d. November 29, 1870 ; 
m. William C. Gearhart, of Rush township, Northum- 
berland county. Pa., and they had issue {surname Gear- 
hart) : Maday, Mary-Ann, Washington and Charles. 

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

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

V. Charles-Samuel, b. August 1, 1808 ; removed early in life 
to Peoria county, 111., where he engaged in farming ; 

44 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

was a justice of the peace several years, up to the time 
of his death ; m. Lucy Duncan, of New Berlin, Pa., and 
they had Mkn, George, Harriet, Lucy, William, Samuel 
and Bobert-Hams. 

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

in Augusta township, Northumberland county, Pa. 
vii. Sarah-Irwin, b. June 1, 1812; resides in Sunbury, Pa.; m. 
Hon. George C. Welker, of Sunbury, and they had 
issuetsurnams Welker) Amelia-JE. , Annie-M. , William I. , 
Bachael, J.-Cares, Sarah-A. Eliza, Oeorge-J. and Mary, 
via. Hester-Hall, b. August 16, 1814; resides in Sunbury, Pa.; 
m. William Brindel, a nephew of Governor Ritner, and 
they had issue (surname Brindel) Bebecca, Dyson, Ezra-. 
Jane and Ann. 

KB. Elizabeth-Jane, b. November 28, 1816 ; m. Daniel Rohrbach, 
and they had issue (surname Rohrbach) Ellen, Harris, 
Elmira, Olara, Elizabeth and Jerome. 

X. Bobert-Harris, b. December 27, 1819 ; studied medicine 
and graduated from Pennsylvania Medical College, 
Philadelphia, in 1842 ; practiced medicine at Gratztown 
and Halifax, in Pennsylvania, and afterwards at Colum- 
bus, O., where for three years he was an assistant phy- 
sician in the State Lunatic Asylum, resigning on ac- 
count of ill-health ; he returned to Sunbury in 1841, 
where he again resumed practice, and now resides ; was 
elected treasurer of Northumberland county in 1863. 
Dr. Awl was twice married ; m. first, Eliza Bower, who 
deceased shortly after ; m. secondly, November 21, 1849, 
Rebecca Pursel. and their children are Williamr-Maclay. 
Ellen-E. and Mary-Pursel. 

V. Jane Awl,' (Jacob,') b. September 25, 1774, in Pax- 
tang; d. May, 1832, in Chillicothe, O.; was twice tn.; first, to 
Thomas Gregg, b. about 1770; d. in 1805, at Chillicothe, O.; 
was several years a prominent merchant in Harrisburg, Pa., 
where he married the daughter of Jacob Awl ; subsequently 
removed to the " Far West," in that day the State of Ohio— at 
Chillicothe, where he lived and died. They had issue (sur- 
name Gregg) : 

i. Sarah-Sturgeon, d. in Chillicothe, O., December, 1830 ; m. 
William Steele, son of Rev. Robert Steele, of Pitts- 
burgh, and had issue (surname Steele) Jane, Isabel, m. 
Joseph R. Porter, and Frederick^B. 

Alvl of Paxtang. 45 

G. a. Margaret-Fefrguson, m. first, William D. Claris ; second, 
William D. Skerrett. 
in. Robert-Nathan-Awl, d. at the age of twenty-three, unm. 

Mrs. Jane Awl Gregg, m. secondly, Hon. Archibald Mac- 
LKAN. No issue. 

VI. Margaret Ferguson Gregg,' (Jane," Jacob,^) b. 
January 2, 1799, in Harrisburg ; d. August 24, 1864, in Cin- 
cinnati, O.; was twice married : first, in 1817, William D. 
Clarie, of Philadelphia ; d. 1822. They had issue (surname 

i. Jane-Mary, b. May 11, 1820, in Chillioothe, O.; m. Lewis 
French, b, January 24, 1814, in Troy, O.; son of Asa 
French and Sarah Beriham ; graduated from Denison 
University in 1840 ; was an educator ten years ; gradu- 
ated from the Law School of the Cincinnati University 
in 1853, and was in the active practice of his profession 
until 1882, since which time, occasionally, in the higher 
courts of his own State and of the United States ; their 
only son, Morris-Stroud French, b. September 28, 1856, 
in Cincinnati, C; educated in the public schools and 
University of Cincinnati ; a two years' course in medi- 
cine in the medical college at Cincinnati, graduating 
from Jefferson Medical College in ; 876 ; is in the active 
practice of his profession at Philadelphia, where he now 
holds the office of police surgeon ; he m., in 1877, Fannie 
Boyd, only daughter of Thomas A. and Susan W. Boyd, 
and they have Siisan- Whitmore. 

Mrs. Clarie, m. secondly, April 7, 1825, William Henry 
Skerrett, of Philadelphia, b. February 4, 1792 ; d. July 17, 
1864, at Cincinnati, O. ; son of Joseph Skerrett* and Mary 
Eva Humbert. They had issue (surname Skerrett) : 

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

ii. Mary-Ann, m. Morris Robeson Stroud, of Philadelphia. 
Hi. Mizabeth. 

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

i. Eliza, b. March 19, 1777. 
ii. Margaret, b. February 2, 1779 ; m. George Tryon. 

46 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

iv. Josephs Salathiel, captain in United States Navy ; m. Maggie 
Love Taylor, daughter of Captain Algernon Sidney- 
Taylor, United States Marine Corps. 

V. William-Henry, m. Ella- Virginia- Delemere Browne, daugh- 
ter of John M. Browne, of California. 

vi. Margaret-Maria-Denning, d. December 14, 1879 ; m. Benja- 
min Evans, of Cincinnati, O. 

Hi. Mary, b. January 15, 1781 ; d. January 23, 1867. 
iv. Joseph- Warner, b. December 24, 1782 ; d. s. p. 
V. James, b. December 18, 1784 ; m. Jane Armatt. 
vi. George-Adam, b. March 22, 1787 ; d. June 27, 1862 ; m. Ann 

vii. Kitty, {twin) b. March 22, 1787 ; d. 1812; m. John Parham. 
via. William-Henry, b. February 4, 1792 ; d. July 17, 1864 ; m. 
Mrs. Margaret Ferguson Gregg Clarie. 
ix. David-Christie, b. August 6, 1796 ; m. Fannie Bailey. 

Ayres Family. 47 


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

2. i. William, b. 1720; m. Mary Kean. 
ii. John, d. young. 

Hi. Mary, m. John Kean, of Philadelphia, and d. soon after 
marriage, s. p. John Kean m. secondly Mary Dun- 
lop, [see Hamilton record.) 

3. iv. Elizabeth, b. 1731 ; m. Anthony McNeill. 

V. Margaret, m. John Moore, and left one daughter, Eliza- 
beth, who m. Joseph Featberbee. They had a son and 
daughter, Margaret, who m. Richard Streeper. 

II. William Ayres," (Samuel,^) b. in 1720, in the county 
Antrim, Ireland, came to the Province of Pennsylvania previous 
to 1745, in advance of his father's family and settled in the 
country contiguous to the Pennepack, then Philadelphia county. 
Pa. In the year 1773, William Ayres with all his family, 
excepting Samuel and Charles, who remained in the old 
locality, moved to the West, then in Paxtang township, Lan- 
caster county, now Middle Paxtang, Danphin county. Pa., 
and purchased land on the east side of Peter's mountain, where 
the turnpike crosses, three miles above Dauphin. The com- 

*The name " Ayres," with its synonyms Ayers, Ayre, Eyre, &c., is 
not uncommon ; commentators differ as to its origin. Lower, in 
''Family names," London, 1860, derives it from '' Hseres," an heir. 
Whilst Ferguson, in his "Name System," derives it from old Saxon 
" Hari," warrior. 

48 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

mon road terminated at that point, and when supervisor of 
roads in 178 1 , he constructed the first road across the mountain. 
In the map of purchase from the Indians, only twenty-four 
years previously (1749), the country west of the mountain is 
entitled " Saint Anthony's wilderness." He was several 
times elected to township offices. Although nearly sixty years 
old, we find him doing Revolutionary service in Captain 
Richard Manning's Company of the 4th Battalion of I^ancaster 
■county. Colonel James Burd, March 13, 1776 (.see Penna. 
Archives). In the winter of 1784-5, he was accidently drowned 
in Fishing creek, near old Fort Hunter, his wife having died 
previously, and both were buried in the old graveyard above 
Dauphin, where sleep all the oldest residents of that section of 
the county. William Ayres m. Mary Kean, daughter of 
Charles Kean,* of the same locality. They had issue, all born 
in Philadelphia county, now Moreland township, Montgomery 
<;ounty, Pennsylvania : 

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

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

6. in. John, b. February 9, 1752 ; m. Mary Montgomery. 

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

V. Esther, (Hettie,) b. 1755; d. March 2, 1830; m. March 31, 
1782, by Kev. John Elder, James Reed, of one of the 
oldest families of Paxtang township, and located on 
Scull's map of 1759, and for whom Reed township, Dau- 
phin county, was named. Their children (surname 
Reed) were John ; Deborah ; Elizabeth, m. her cousin. 
Judge McNeil, of Montgomery county; William, b. 
July 9, 1789 ; d. November 6, 1864 ; m. first, Elizabeth 
Steele ; m. secondly, Clara Hatfield ; he was a highly 
esteemed and prominent man in his township ; aniMary, 
m. Thomas McConnell. 

III. Elizabeth Ayres,' (Samuel,^) b. 1731 ; d. Dec. 28, 
1818 ; m. 1752, Anthony McNeill, a fellow passenger from the 
north of Ireland, who arrived in the province in 1745, and set- 
tled in Moreland township, now Montgomery county. Pa.; b. 

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

Ayres Family. 49 

1723 ; d. February 27, 1791 . Both buried in Abington church 
cemetery. They had issue (surname McNeill) : 

i. Samuel, b. Aug. 29, 1753 ; d. May 8, 1817. He was a volun- 
teer la Capt. Longstreth's co. in the War of the Revo- 
lution, and wounded in the battle of Princeton ; subse. 
quently appointed brigade quartermaster in Gen. Hand's 
brigade, of Gen. Sullivan's expedition against the New 
York Indians, in 1779. His journal of the expedition 
is printed in vol. xv. of Penn'a Archives. Major 
McNeill m. May 25, 1780, Mary Palmer, dau. of John 
Palmer and Mary Lukens, and sister of Geo. Palmer, 
deputy surveyor of Northampton co., and of the Penn 
family estates : b. July 11, 1752 ; d. July 11, 1810. They 
had issue : 

1. Palmer, b. Oct. 4, 1781 ; d. Dec. 15, 1809. 

2. Elizabeth, b, Sept. 12, 1783 ; d. March 24, 1854, unm. 

3. Sarah, b. Dec. 29, 1786 : d. in Philadelphia, Jan'y 

16, 1882, aged 96 years. This venerable lady 
seemed to be the connecting link between the 
present generation and the kindred who had 
crossed the ocean nearly a century and a half be- 
fore — whom she had seen and whom she had 
known. She m. Joseph Heaton, of Philadelphia, 
and had (surname Heaton) : 
a,. Maud-Hayes, b. 1807; d. 1872; m. David 

Hunter, M. D., Tamaqua. 
b. Beuben-Ayres, b. June 21, 1813; d. July 14, 
1893 ; m. Mary Carter, of Penzance, Corn- 
wall, England, b. Jan'y 17, 1819. They had 
issue, all born in Tamaqua, Schuylkill co.. 

1. Samuel-McNeill, b. Nov. 2, 1838. 

2. Mizabeth-Ayres, b. Oct. 15, 1840 i m. 

W. F. Donaldson, of Phila. 

3. Waiiam-Henry, b. March 22, 1843. 

4. BobertrCarter, b. March 1, 1846. 
6. SarahrJane, b. Jan'y 2, 1849. 

6. Edmundrllunter, b. April 18, 1851 ; m. 

Jeannette Dales Marr, of Milton. 

7. George- Washington, b. Nov. 24, 1853. 

8. BeubenrAu^stus, b. May 12, 1856. 

9. Mary-Alice-Maud, b. Aug. 16, 1859. 
10. James- Arthur, b. May 23, 1861. 

«. Hiram, b. Oct. 6, 1763 ; a country gentleman; he was ap- 

50 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

pointed, Nov. 28, 1817, by Gov. Snyder, an associate 
judge for Montgomery county, which honorable position 
he held until his death, April 22, 1837. Judge McNeill 
m. his cousin Elizabeth Reed, dau. of James Reed and 
Esther Ayres, both of Dauphin county ; b. Sept. 11, 
1787 ; d. Jan'y 7, 1836 ; both buried in Abington cem- 
etery. They had issue : 

1. Esther-Ayres, b. July 2, 1818; d. May 6, 1858; buried 

in Abington cemetery ; m. Feb. 5, 1839, David 
Shelmire, of Montgomery county, and had issue 
(surname Shelmire) Ifary- Elizabeth, b. Dec. 25, 
1839 : d. in infancy, and Jacob, b. Oct. 24, 1841. 

2. Samml-Ayres, b. Oct. 2, 1823 : d. in infancy. 

3. Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1824 ; d. June 14, 1892 ; m. Wil- 

liam Edge, of Downingtown, Penn'a, d. April 1, 

Hi. Margaret, b. April 10, 1766; d. Sept. 2, 1797; m. Jesse 

iv. Mary, b. Jan'y 16, 1767 ; d. Dec. 21, 1856 ; unm. 

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

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

7. a. TTOZiajn. b. December 23, 1776; m. Mary Shelmire. 

Hi. Esther. (Hetty,) b. September 15, 1781 ; m. November 20, 
1800. John Carr, of Montgomery county. Pa ; had nine 
children. Eliza, third child, m. John Shelmire ,• i-esi- 
dence, Huntingdon valley, Montgomery county. Pa. 

8. iv. Elizabeth, b. February 25, 1791 ; m. James Comly. 

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

Ayres Family. 51 

V. Charges Ayres,' (William,' Samuel,') b. 1750 ; d. 1806, 
in Montgomery county, Pa.; a Revolutionary soldier; m. 
Esther Yerkes, b. 1755; d. 1809 ; sister of his brother Sam- 
uel's wife. Had one child, Mary; b. January 10, 1780; d. 
July 24, 1869; buried in the Baptist cemetery at Davisville, 
Bucks county; she m. Dec. 31, 1804, Jonathan Yerkes, of 
Moreland township, Montgomery county. Pa., son of George 
and Rebecca Yerkes. Had issue (surname Yerkes) : 

«. Eliza-Bowen, b. August 3. 1805 ; d. Dee. 25, 1864. 
it. Edward-Ayres, b. March 20, 1808. 
Hi. Israel-Hallowell, b. April 22, 1814. 
iv. Charles- Ayres, b. June 7, 1816. 
V. Qem-ge-Leach, b. May 4, 1821. 

VI. John Ayres,' (William,' Samuel,') b. February 9, 
1752. At the age of twenty-one years, accompanied his 
father and family in their movement to Paxtang township, 
Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa.; subsequently became 
the owner of the homestead there established, and added 
thereto a certain tract of land called " A5Tresburg." In 1775, 
on the first call for volunteers for the Revolutionary army, he 
enlisted in Captain Matthew Smith's company of riflemen, 
formed in Lancaster county, and detailed on the expedition 
against Quebec under Arnold, but whilst the army lay before 
Boston, he took sick and was invalided. On the 13th March, 
1776, he again enlisted in Captain Manning's company, 4th 
Battalion of Lancaster county, commanded by Colonel James 
Burd. His father and several of his connections belonged to 
the same company. The Oracle of Dauphin, in announcing 
his death, August 17, 1825, remarks that "he was the last of 
the Revolutionary patriots in his neighborhood." John Ayres 
was twice married; m. first, in 1781, Mary Montgomery, 
daughter of General William Montgomery, of Mahoning, now 
Danville, Pa., who died at the age of twenty-three years, with- 
out issue. He m. secondly, in 1786, Jane Lytle, eldest 
daughter of Joseph Ls^le, of Lytle's Ferry, in Upper Paxtang 
township, Dauphin county, • Pa. Jane Lytle was born near 
Anderson's Ferry, March i, 1767 ; d. in Harrisburg, Pa., May 
7, 1831. The old burying-ground, one mile above Dauphin, 

52 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

contains the remains of this branch of the Ayres family. They 
had issue, all born in Middle Paxtang township, Dauphin 
county, Pa. : 

i. Sarah-Mien, b. ivrarch 9, 1787 ; d. August 17, 1864 ; unm. 
10. a. William, b. December 14, 1788 ; m. Mary Elizabeth Bucher. 
Hi. Mary, b. December 17, 1790 ; d. September 17, 1868 ; unm. 
iv. Margaret, b. February 25, 1793; d. December 23, 1867 ; m. 

James Forster ; {see Forster record.) 
V. JohrirLytle, b. June 7, 1795 ; d. August 10, 1857 ; unm. 
vi. Matilda, b. June 7, 1797 ; d. July 2, 1872 ; buried at Dauphin ; 
m. April 30, 1826, William Armstrong, a descendant of 
Robert Armstrong, the earliest settler and first land- 
holder about Halifax, in Dauphin county, receiving his 
deeds, 1764, from the Penns, and giving name to Arm- 
strong creek and Armstrong valley ; b. October 7, 1801 ; 
d. at the homestead in Millersburg July 31, 1878. Had 
issue (surname Armstrong) : 

1. Jane Elizabeth, b. October 6, 1827; m. October 9, 

1854, B. Frank Horning, of Phoenixville, and had 
(surname Horning) : 

a. James Oscar, b. August 3, 1856. 
6. Charles, b. March 12, 1858. 
c. Lewis, b. March 17, 1861. 

2. John Ayres, b. October 31, 1830; d. young. 
I 3. Charles, b February 22, 1837 ; d. in infancy. 
\ 4. William Ayres, b. December 12, 1837. 

vii. Eliza-Jane, b. January 17, 1806 ; d. August 2, 1830 ; unm. 

VII. William Ayres,* (Samuel,' William,' Samuel,') for- 
mer, of Huntingdon Valley, Moreland township, Montgomery 
county, Pa., b. December 23, 1776; d. December 14, 1854; 
m., January 22, 1801, Mary Shelmire of the same locality, 
who was b. February 24, 1776; d. August 30, 1846; both 
buried in Abington churchyard. They had issue : 

i. Charles, b. December 24, 1801 ; d. December 7, 1887 ; unm. 
a. Deborah, b. March 21, 1803 ; d. July 10, 1854 ; m., December 
14, 1825, David Shipps; had 10 children ; among others 
William Ayres Shipps, of Philadelphia. 
Hi. Samuel, b. September 20, 1805 ; d. June 24, 1866 ; m., Janu- 
ary 15, 1829, Emily W. Sheetz, and had : 
1. Catharine S., b. October 8, 1829. 

Ayres Family. 53 

2. Waiiam S , b February 16, 1831 ; m., December 28, 
1858, Sarah B. Blake, of Indianapolis, Ind., and 
had Margaret, b. February 16, 1862 ; d. November 
21, 1887 ; m. O. C. Robinson, M. D. 
8. Mary- Anna, b. September 5, 1838 ; m., April 30, 
1868, Edwin Rodney Rose, b. March 4, 1835, in 
New Hope, Bucks county. Pa.; and had issue 
(surname Rose) Emily, b. May 15, 1864. 
iv. Bachel, b. November 8, 1816; d. March 22, 1893, s. p. ; m. 
William Horner Hart, b. April 23, 1813, in Warmin- 
ster, Bucks county, Pa. 

VIII. Elizabeth Ayres,* (Samuel,' William,^ Samuel,") 
b. February 25, 1791, in Montgomery county, Pa. ; d. August 
25, 1863. Her name and memory have been perpetuated in 
" Bethayres," an important station on the North Pennsylvania 
railroad. She m., in 1812, James Comly, a descendant of 
Henry Comly and Joan Tyler, who came to Philadelphia with 
William Penn in 1682. He was a prominent man in his county, 
a member of the I,egislature, and a justice of the peace. They 
lived at the "Manor House" in Moreland township, Mont- 
gomery county. They had issue (surname Comly) : 

i. Franklin-Ayres, b March 12, 1813 : d. at his residence, 
"Valley Green," near Fort Washington, Pa., April 23, 
1887 ; buried in Abington cemetery. Mr. Comly was 
thirty years president of the North Pennsylvania rail- 
road, and a prominent man in financial circles of Phila- 
delphia. Unm. 
a. Sarah- Willett, b October 29, 1814 : d. at her residence in 
Germantown, April 11, 1887 ; m , April 6, 1839, William 
Lawrence Paxson, son of Joshua and Mary Willett 
Paxson ; b. February 29, 1808 ; d. June 12, 1878. Both 
buried at Abington ; and had issue (surname Paxson) : 

1. Franklin-Comly, b. November 16, 1839. 

2. Miza-Ayres, b. June 11, 1842 ; m. Jacob C. Paxson, 

and had issue. 
8. Ann-Willett, b. May 12, 1848 ; m. Samuel H. Dickey, 

and had issue. 
4. William-Henry, b. September 9, 1851. 
Hi. Joshua, b. April 7, 1819 ; d. November 20, 1887, at his resi- 
dence in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia ; m., September 
12, 1848, Catharine, daughter of Jacob Peters and Elizar 
beth Rex, and had : 


54 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. Elizabeth, b. September 13. 1849 ; m., June 29, 1871, 

Winfield Scott Purviance, son of Samuel H. 

Purviance and Caroline Irwin, attorney-at-law, 

Allegheny City, Pa. ; and had issue (surname 

Purviance) : 8amuel-H., Catharine-C, Wynne and 


iv. Samuel-Willett, b. December 17, 1820; d. May 25, 1884, in 

San Francisco ; ho was major of the 20th Cavalry in 

the War of the Rebellion ; m. Julia E. Peters ; both 

buried at St. Thomas church, White Marsh ; and had 

issue : 

1. Emma, m., 1872, William F. Trexler. 

2. JaTties. 

3. Franklin- Ayres. 

IX. Hiram Ayres,* (Samuel,' William,'' Samuel,^) b. in 
Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery county, Pa., August 13, 
1795; d. October 17, 1870. Moved to Philadelphia in 1828. 
December 14, 1848, appointed by Governor Wm. F. Johnston, 
' ' Bark Inspector ' ' for the city and county of Philadelphia, 
and held this office until February 12, 1852. Fleeted one of 
the Commissioners of the old Spring Garden District previous 
to the "consolidation " in 1854. An elder in the Presbyterian 
church. He was a man of exemplary character, learning and 
ability. Mr. Ayres m., first, May 22, 1817, Mary Ann 
RaIvSTON, of Philadelphia ; b- in 1796; d. July 11, 1864; both 
buried at Abingdon church. They had issue : 

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

1. Mary, d. early. 

2. Henry, b. August 6, 1856, in Philadelphia; manu- 

facturer ; m., November 2, 1885, Lizzie W. Hicks ; 
and had Issue : 

a. Edward-Clifford, b. September 24, 1886. 

6. Wayne-Egbert, b. August 11, 1889. 

3. Isabellas. 

4. Ellen-Balston. 
11. a. William, b. March 27, 1820 ; m., first, Elizabeth DeArmand 

Chambers ; second, Ellen L. Wolf. 

Ayres Family 55 

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

X. William Ayres,* (John,' William,' Samuel,') b. De- 
cember 14, 1788, at the homestead in Middle Paxtang town- 
ship, Dauphin county. Pa.; d.. May 26, 1856, in Harrisburg, Pa. 
William Ajrres quit the farm to enter upon more congenial 
pursuits. First, a justice of the peace by commission, Dec. 
13, 1 8 19, from Governor Findlay, and afterwards in 1824 by 
Governor Shultz ; appointed, in 1824, by Governor Hiester, 
major of the i6th regiment Pennsylvania militia. Becoming a 
citizen of Harrisburg, he was admitted to the bar of Dauphin 
county April 7, 1826. Elected to the Pennsylvania I^egislature 
for the years 1833, '34, and '35, he became prominent in the 
political party to which he was attached, and one of the most 
eloquent and persistent advocates for the establishment of the 
free-school system of Pennsylvania. In 1839, elected to the 
councils of the borough, he projected the water works, which 
were constructed and completed in 1841, mainly through his 
individual efforts. In 1841, he was elected a director of the 
United States Bank, at Philadelphia. In 1850, he organized 
the Harrisburg gas company, and, as first president, con- 
structed the works, which have been a success from the be- 
ginning. In 1853, oil the solicitation of citizens of Hunting- 
don, he became the president of the Huntingdon and Broad 
Top railroad ; put the road under contract, and in course of 
construction, which insured its early completion. In 1854 he 
projected and organized the Harrisburg and Hamburg railroad 
company, and was engaged in this improvement, as president, 
with engineers in the field, at the time of his death. Posses- 
sing public confidence, he was the recipient of many honorable 
and responsible trusts. He was a man of large physique — 
impressive and handsome appearance — popular manners, with 
untiring energy and ambition, and unselfish to a fault. His 
life was a useful one, and his works live after him. William 

56 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Ayres m., May i6, 1817, Mary Elizabeth Bucher, b. April 
23, 1795, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. July 31, 1847 {see Bucher 
record): with her husband buried in the Harrisburg cemetery. 
They had issue : 

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

a. John, b. September 16, 1819 ; d. September 17, 1821 ; buried 

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

13. iv. William, b. March 8, 1823 ; m. Ellen Criswell. 

V. SusanrBucher, b. October 6, 1826 ; d. August 7, 1861 ; m., 
December 11, 1856, Andrew J. Jones, of Harrisburg, 
son of Robert T. Jones and Margaret Williamson, who 
emigrated to America in 1806, and settled in Bainbridge, 
Lancaster co.. Pa. Andrew was b. in County Donegal, 
Ireland, in 1803, and was well educated. He became a 
successful merchant in Harrisburg. Was appointed 
postmaster by President Taylor, which position he held 
four years ; d. Jan. 13, 1867 ; buried with his wife, Susan 
B. Ayres, and her children, in the Harrisburg Ceme- 
tery. Mr. Jones m., first, Mary Ann Jones, and had 
John Cameron and Samuel T.: m., secondly, Susan 
B. Ayres and had (surname Jones): 

1. Mary-MUn, b. Oct. 9, 1857; d. April 16, 1862. 

2. Andrew- J., b. Oct. 5, 1859 ; d. May 26, 1860. 

3. Susan-Ayres, b. June 8, 1861 ; d. Jan. 17, 1864. 
Mr. Jones m.. thirdly, Sarah A. Buckman, of Bur- 
lington, N. J. 

14. m. Oeorge-Buclier, b. Feb. 12, 1829 ; m. Mary R. Smith. 

vii. Eliza-Jane, b. Jan. 10, 1831 ; d. May 10, 1879 ; m. Sept. 23, 
1852, by the Rev. Dr. Wm. R. Dewitt, Samuel Lytle 
Addams, of Cumberland co., Pa.; b. Jan. 19, 1821; d. 
May 22, 1881, and both buried in the Shippensburg 
cemetery. Mr. Addams was a successful farmer, and the 
son of Samuel Addams, b. 1774; d., 1823 ; and Elizabeth 
Harkness, his wife, b. 1784, d. 1833 ; and grandson of 
Abraham Addams, of Cumberland county. They had 
issue (surname Addams): 

1. William-Ayres, b. May 12, 1853 ; banker ; m. by Rev. 

W. A. McCarrell, Dec. 31, 1884, Alice J. Lawton, 
b. Jan. 12, 1857 ; d. Nov. 30, 1888 ; daughter of 
Robert J. and Elouisa Lawton, of Shippensburg. 

2. Mary (twin), b. May 12, 1853 ; m. March 6, 1879, 

David T. Holland, Shippensburg, merchant. 

15. via. John, b. Feb. 27, 1835 ; m. Matilda Scott. 

Ayres Family. 57 

XI. William AYRES,HHiram,*Sarauel,' William,' Samuel/) 
b. Marcli 27, 1820, in Moreland township, Montgomery county,. 
Pa.; d. September 10, i88i, in Philadelphia ; by occupation a 
merchant and manufacturer, he was eminently successful ; 
elected, November 29, 1 851, by the commissioners of the old 
Spring Garden District, a director of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company, a high and honorable position, which he retained 
until February 6, 1854; m., first, Elizabeth De Arm and 
Chambers, daughter of John Chambers, of Philadelphia ; d. 
March 4, 1873 ; both buried in Woodland cemetery. They 
had issue, all b. in Philadelphia : 

16. t. OeorgeSalston, b. June 25, 1846 ; m. Laura Hayes. 

17. it. John-Chambers, b. October 22, 1848 ; m. Mary C. Beach. 
in. William-Montgomery, b. May 3, 1851 : merchant and manu- 
facturer, and prominent in business and political circle* 
of Philadelphia ; m. Sarah, daughter of Benjamin T. 
StaufEer, of Manheim, Pa. 

18. iv. Loma-Marlow, b. March 2, 1855 ; m. Anna T. Cox. 

V. Mary-Balston, m. James Edwin Huston, of Philadelphia. 

William Ajnres m., secondly, March 10, 1874, Ellen Louise 
Wolf, of Philadelphia, who d. Dec. 27, 1890. 

XII. BuCHER Ayres,* (William,* John,' William,' Samuel,^) 
b. Feb. 3, 1818, in Harrisburg, Pa.; baptized by Rev. N. R. 
Snowden ; educated in the schools of the city and at Dickinson 
College, Carlisle ; commenced civil engineering on State works; 
entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. on the 
opening September i, 1849; appointed Superintendent of the 
Memphis and Charleston Railroad, residence, Memphis, in 
1854, and continued until 1861, when he removed to Centre 
county, Pa., and in 1872 removed to Philadelphia. Appointed 
by Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, to his Department, Wash- 
ington city, and detailed as Secretary to the Commissioners 
from Maine and Massachusetts in the negotiation of the Web- 
ster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. Appointed August 19, 1848, 
Aid de Camp, with the rank of Lieut. Colonel, by Governor 
Wm. F. Johnston; m. April 11, 1854, by Rev. Daniel L- 
Hughes, of Spruce Creek Presbyterian church, Jane Alice 

58 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

I,YON, daughter of John Lyon, of Pennsylvania Furnace, 
Huntingdon co. (see Lyon record:) They had issue : 

i. CUonie, h. Sept. 25, 1855, in Memphis, Tenn.; m. .lan'y 5, 

1887, J. Bucher Ayres. (See XX.) 
U. Annie-I/yon, b. Peb'y 1, 1857, in Memphis ; d. April 1, 1875, 

in Philadelphia ; bur. in Mount Vernon cemetery. 
in. Lyonel, b. Sept. 4, 1858, in Memphis; civil engineer ; resi- 
dence, Duluth, Minn. 
V. JanerLyon, b. May 24, 1862, in Centre co.. Pa. D. A. R. 
iv. Mary-Bucher, b. November 20, 1860, in Centre co.. Pa. D. 

A. R. 
vi. Bucher, b. Nov. 18, 1869, in Centre co.. Pa.; machinery ; m. 
Oct. 12, 1892, by Rev. Charles H. Richards, May 
Thatcher Harlan, daughter of G. Passmore Harlan and 
Ellen B. Entriken, of Philadelphia, and b. Augt. 29, 
1870. They have issue : Dorothy Harlan, b. Augt. 25, 
1894, at Swarthmore, Pa. 

XIII. William Ayres,' ("William,* John,' William,' 
Samuel,') b. March 8, 1823, in Harrisburg, Pa.; commenced 
merchandising with his uncle, Hon. John C. Bucher, and re- 
moving to Philadelphia, entered the wholesale trade; he was 
appointed by Gov. Wm. F. Johnston an Aid de Camp, with 
the rank of L,ieut. Colonel ; whilst in Major General Wm. F. 
Smith's Division of the Army of the Potomac, in the Rebellion, 
Col. Ayres was captured on Bull Run battlefield, and confined 
in lyibby prison, Richmond, Va.; he was released April, 1862, 
under a Parole d'honneur. Col. Ayres m. first, Oct. 16, 1864, 
Ellen Criswell, daughter of the Hon. James Criswell, of 
Mifflin county, {see Criswell Family), b. Augt. 17, 1821 ; d. 
Deer. 8, 1863 ; buried at McVeytown, Pa. They had issue: 

19. i. Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1847, in McVeytown. 

ii. James- Criswell, b. March 16, 1849 ; d. July 17, 1851. 
Hi. Charles- Criswell, b. Nov. 27, 1852. 

20. iv. Jacoh-Bucher, b in Philadelphia May 16, 1856. 

V. John- Vatice- Criswell, b. in Phila. June 7, 1859 ; d. Oct. 21, 
1876 ; buried in Mount Vernon cemetery. 

Col. A3Tres m. secondly, Jan'y 5, 1865, Catharine F. Wat- 
son, of Prince Edwards' Island, and had issue : 

vi. William-Watson, b. in Phila., Nov. 24, 1867 ; Dr. Watson 
graduated at the National Medical school of the Col- 

Ayres Family. 59 

umbian University, Washington city, March 20, 1890 ; 
residence and practice in same city. 

Col. Ayres m. thirdly, Sept. 7, 1876, Mrs, Kate W. Bot- 
TORFF nee Williams, of Carlisle, Pa. 

XIV. George Bucher Ayres,' (William,* John,' Wil- 
liam,* Samuel,^) b. February 12, 1829, in Harrisburg, Pa.; an 
artist, and author of a work on painting ; resides in Philadel- 
phia; m. October lo, 1867, Mary Robbins Smith, b. March 
29, 1838 ; d. February i, 1878; daughter of Spencer C. Smith, 
of Bloomsbury, Hunterdon county. New Jersey. They had 
issue : 

t. Edith-Lyon, b. February 5, 1875. 
a. Annie- Smith, b. September 15, 1876. 

XV. John Ayres,' (William,* John,' William,' Samuel,') 
b. February 27, 1834, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. in Reynoldsville, 
Pa., Jan'y 13, 1890 ; a master mechanic on the Allegheny Val- 
ley Railroad; m. October 27, 1858, Matilda, daughter of 
Frederick Scott and Ann Eliza Herman, of Harrisburg, Pa.; 
b. July 14, 1836. They had issue: 

i. Susan-Bucher, b. November 12, 1862. 

a. Marylile, b. Jan'y 1, 1865 : m. at home, in Reynoldsville, 
Pa., June 21, 1892, William H. Snyder, of Renovo, Pa.; 
and had issue (surname Snyder), Selen-Ayres, b. Au- 
gust 28, 1893. 
Hi. William-Frederick, b. January 20, 1867. 
iv. Boberta, b. April 11, 1869. 
V. George-Bucher, b. May 14, 1871. 
vi. Charles- Scott, b. November 28, 1874. 
vii. Jane Allen, b. Nov. 22, 1877. 

XVI. George Ralston Ayres,* (William,* Hiram,* 
Samuel,' William,' Samuel,') b. June 25, 1846 ; manufacturer; 
d. at his residence in Germantown December 9, i8go; a prom- 
inent and one of the most public spirited of citizens advocating 
improvement to streets, etc. ; m. March 7, 1867, I^AURA 
Hayes, daughter of Robert Hayes, of Philadelphia. They had 
issue : 

i. WilliamrQraham, b. February 18, 1868 ; merchant ; m. Oct. 
15, 1890, Maria Jennie Saurman, b. Feb'y 26, 1868 ; have 

60 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Laura-Bebecca-Ayres, b. Oct. 2, 1891 ; residence, Phila- 

a. George-Balston, b. January 10, 1871 ; manufacturer ; m. Oct. 
30, 1894, Flora Adele Moore, b. July 22, 1873 ; residence, 

iii. Albert-Hayes, b. August 14, 1873 ; d. March 25, 1882 ; buried 
in Laurel Hill cemetery, Philadelphia. 

iv. Elizabeth-BeArmand, b. November 23, 1874 ; d. April 30, 

1875 ; buried in Laurel Hill cemetery, Philadelphia. 
V. Helen, b. August 8, 1879. 

vi. Walter-Chambers, b. December 16, 1880. 

XVII. John Chambers AyreS,' (William,' Hiram,* 
Samuel,' William," Samuel,') b. October 22, 1848 ; d. March 
22, 1883 ; buried in lyaurel Hill cemetery ; m. October 9, 1873, 
Mary C. Beach, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Charles-Sturdevant, b. February 18, 1876. 
ii. Bobert-Cox, b. February 16, 1879. 
iii. Lucy, b. March 11, 1880 ; d. August 18, 1880. 
iv. Mary-Kalhle&n, b. August 21, 1882. 

XVIII. Louis Harlow AYRES,*(William,^Hiram,*Samuel,* 
William,'' Samuel,*) b. March 2, 1855. Mr. Ajrres is one of the 
proprietors of a large manufacturing house, a bank director 
and a director of the Philadelphia Bourse, and prominent in 
business as well as in social circles ; m. April 19, 1877, Anna 
T. Cox, daughter of Stephen Cox, of Philadelphia. They 
had issue : 

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

XIX. Mary Elizabeth Ayres,* (William,' William,* 
John,' William,' Samuel,') b. in Philadelphia, October 4, 1847; 
m. April 30, 1866, James Victor Mazurie, b. in Philadelphia, 
Nov. 23, 1838 ; d. March 23, 1890 ; buried in Mount Peace 
cemetery, Philadelphia. He was the son of James Victor Ma- 
zurie and Sarah Lesher, and grandson of Jean Jacques Patient 
Mazurie ; b. Sept. 11, 1764, in Bretagne, France, merchant and 
a contemporary of Stephen Girard, who m. 1810, Caroline Par- 
mentier, bom in Paris. They had issue (surname Mazurie) : 

Ayres Family. 61 

1. Henry- Roumfort, b. Feb'y 14, 1867, in Philadelphia. 

2. William-Ayres, b, Feb'y 1, 1870, in Warren, Fa. 

3. Ellen-Criswell, b. Sept. 26, 1873, in Philadelphia. 

4. James-Victor, b. Dec. 11, 1875, in Philadelphia. 

5. Mary-Bucher, b. Nov. 16, 1877, in Philadelphia. 

XX. Jacob Bucher Ayres," (William,^ William,* John,' 
William,^ Samuel,') b. in Philadelphia, May i6, 1856 ; m. Jan- 
uary 5, 1887, by Rev. Loyal Y. Graham, D. D., his cousin, 
Cleonie, daughter of Bucher Ayxes and Jane Alice I^yon, of 
Philadelphia, iron manufacturer, McKeesport, Pa. Residence, 
Dravosburg, Allegheny co.. Pa. They had issue : 

t. Clem, b. April 4, 1888 ; d. Aug. 11, 1888. 
it. Alice-Lyon, b. Dec. 19, 1891. 

62 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


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

i. Bohert, b. 1701 ; m. and removed to Virginia, 
n. James, b. 1T03; m. and went to Virginia with his brother; 
from them most of the names in the South have sprung. 

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

V. Mary, b. 1710. 

vi. Jennett, b. 1713 ; d. in 1787 ; unm. 
vii. Jean, b- 1716 : m. Moses Swan ; (see Swan record.) 

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

i. Joseph. 
ii. Sarah. 

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

4. i. WiZJiam, b. 1729; m. Rebecca . 

n. [ a son ], whose wife was Agnes, and had Joseph. 
6. in. Samuel, b. 1733 ; m. Martha . 

Barnett Family. 63 

6. iv. Joseph, b. 1726 ; m. Elizabeth Graham. 

V. Sarah, b. 1737 ; m. Curry. 

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

vii. Margaret, b. 17-41 ; m. William Patterson, and had John 

and Andrew, 
via. Andreie, b. 1743. 
ix. John, b. 1745. 
X. Jennett, b. 1747 ; d. March, 1788 ; unm. 

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

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

December 22, 1762 ; d. May 9, 1830. 
ii. William, b. 1756. 
in. Mary, b. 1758. 
iv. Rebecca, b. 1760. 

r. Isabel, b. 1762. 
vi. Jehn, To. 1763. 

V. Samuel Barnett,' (John," John,') b. 1733, in County 
Derry, Ireland ; d. August, 1758 ; was twice married ; second 
wife, Martha, survived her husband. There was probably 
issue by both : 

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

8. ii. Elizabeth, b. 1748 ; m. William Moorhead. 
Hi. Martha, b. 1 750 ; d. s. p. 

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

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

VI. Joseph Barnett,' (John,^ John,') b. 1726, in County 
Derry, Ireland. He married in 1749, Elizabeth Graham. 
Concerning him and his family, we have these incidents of pio- 
neer life in 1757, communicated in a letter by the late Samuel 
Barnett, of Springfield, O. " Mr. Barnett's son William, with 
a son of Mr. Mackey, a neighbor, of Hanover, were taken pris- 
oners by a band of prowling Indians. The parents of the boys 
tried in vain to raise a party to pursue the savages, and rescue 
the captives, but could obtain no assistance. Mr. Barnett and 
Mr. Mackey, however, armed with rifles, mounted their horses 

"64 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

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

Bamett Family. 65 

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

10. i. William, b. 1750 ; m. Mary Eshercombe. 

11. ii. John, b. August 29, 1752 ; m. Mary McEwen. 

12. Hi. Joseph, b. 1760 ; m. Sarah Dickson. 

13. iv. James, b. 1762 ; m. Mary Allen. 

14. V. Thomas, b. 1758 ; m. Jane Finney. 

15. vi. Elizabeth, b. 1761; m. Samuel Sherer. 

16. vii. Moses, b. November 24, 1764 ; m. Martha Snodgrass. 

66 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

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

i. Joseph, 
ii. Margaret. 
Hi. Jane. 

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

i. Thomas, 
ii. Agnes. 
Hi. Mary, 
iv. Elizabeth. 
V. Ann. 

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

i. Josiah. 

ii. 8amiiel, was grandfather of Rev. George Hill, D. D., of 
Blairsville, Pa., Rev. J. D. Moorhead, of Beaver Falls, 
Pa., and Rev. W. W. Moorhead, of Greensburg, Pa. 
Hi. Ben. William, m. Jane, daughter of Rev. Dr. McMillan. 

iv. James. 

V. Martha, m. Hamilton. 

TO. Nancy, m. Craig. 

vii. Elizabeth, m. Gibson. 

via. Esther, m. Gibson. 

ix. Bebecca, m. Wilson. 

X. Sarah, m. [John] McMillan. 

xi. Bachel, m. Pollock. 

xii. I/ydia, m. Marquis; their son was Rev. D. O. Mar- 

qu s, D. D., of St. Louis, Mo. 

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

Barnett Family. 67 

t. Samuel, m. Rebecca McClure. 

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

18. m. John, b. September 19, 1796 ; m. Nancy Morrison. 
iv. Elizabeth, m. William Hughes. 

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

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

XI. John Barnett,* (Joseph,' John,^ John,^) b. August 
18, 1752, in Hanover township. He was a farmer by occupa- 
tion. At the outset of the Revolution he was appointed a 
lieutenant in the Hanover battalion of Associators, commanded 
by Colonel Timothy Green. He served with distinction at 
Long Island, August 27, 1776, and through the campaign of 
1777 was in constant active service. During the remainder of 
the war, he was in command of a volunteer company, which was 
formed for the protection of the frontiers from the encroach- 
ments of the Tories and their allies, the savage Indians of New 
York. The sword which he carried through the war is now in 
the possession of William Barnett, of Da3rton, Ohio. Major 
Barnett died May 12, 1823. He married, April 29, 1784, Mary 
McEwEN, of Hanover, a very estimable lady. She was bom 
September 9, 1762; died March 10, 1806, and is interred by 
the side of her husband. They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. June 2, 1785; d. July 7, 1840; m., December 16, 

1819, Frederick Hatton, b. May, 1774 ; d. June 3, 1835. 
ii. Eleanor, b. 1787 ; d. 1822 ; m., February, 17, 1807, David 
Johnson, and had issue (surname Johnson): 

1. John. b. Dec. 2, 1807 ; d. Nov. 27, 1828. 

2. David, b. 1809 ; d. s. p. 

3. Mary, b. 1811 ; d. July 27, 1863 ; m. Harlan Morri- 

son Hollingsworth. 

4. Isabella, b. 1813 ; resides in Dayton, O. 

68 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

5. William, b. 1815; d. April 5, 1849. 

6. Mizabeth, b. 1819 ; resides in Dayton, O. 

7. Joseph-Barnett, b. May, 1821 ; d. July 1, 1842. 

Hi. Joseph, b. Oct. 1, 1789; d. Jan. 2, 1858, at Dayton, O.; m. 
first, April 8, 1813, Elizabeth Allen, b. April 16, 1794 ; 
d. Oct. 16, 1837, s. p. ; m. secondly, April 9, 1839, Jane 
Rogers, b. Feb. 27, 1813 ; no issue. Joseph Barnett and 
his brother, James S., were contractors on the Penn- 
sylvania canal, and subsequently partners in the great 
Sligo Iron Works, at Pittsburgh, firm of Barnett, 
Shorb & Co. Joseph, in the war of 1812, was in service 
on the Niagara frontier. He represented Montgomery 
county, Ohio, two terms in the Senate of that State. 
iv. John-McEwen, b Sept. 7, 1791; d. July 11, 1846; m. first, 
Sept. 7, 1815, Jane Sherer, b. Feb. 22, 1792; d. August 
30, 1829 ; and had issue : 

1. Mizabeth- Sherer, b. March 14, 1817 ; d. February 23, 


2. Mary-Jane, b. March 7, 1820. 

3. JohnrJoseph, b. July 2, 1822 ; d. May 21, 1853. 

4. Meanor, b. September 15, 1824 ; d. September 18, 


5. Emily, b. February 14, 1827 : d. November 2, 1853. 

Mr. Barnett, m. secondly, January 3, 1832, Julia Barnett, b. 
August 23, 1797; d. January i, 1882, daughter of Jolin Bar- 
nett- They had issue : 

6. William-Apollos, b. Nov. 28, 1832 ; resides at Spring- 

field, O.; m. June 14, 1859, Laura Theresa-Easton, 
b. June 24, 1834 ; d. May 15, 1881 ; and had issue : 

a. Mary-Easton, b. July 4, 1860. 

6. Harry, b. April 19, 1863 ; d. July 18, 1863. 

c. Elizabeth-Johnson, b. August 4, 1864. 

d. William- Warren, b. August 6, 1865. 

e. Joseph-Guy, b. November 26, 1871; d. July 27. 

/. John-McGvffey, b. October 28, 1874. 

7. Juliet- Paulina, b. February 5, 1834. 

8. Margaret, b. June 28, 1835 ; d. July 21, 1835. 

9. Sanwel- Smith, b. August 16, 1836 ; d. February 21, 



V. William, b. September 22, 1793 ; d. March 31, 1831 ; m. 
December 11, 1817, Ann, daughter of Hugh Graham 

Bamett Family. 69 

and Mary Wallace, and had William. At his death she 
m. Colonel Jacob Wonderly, of Montgomery county, 
vi. Elizabeth, b. October 15, 1795 ; d. September 7, 1862. 

vii. James- Srwdgrass, b. November 25, 1798 ; d. about 1836 ; m. 
Hannah Thaw daughter of the late John Thaw, who 
went to Pittsburgh at an early day. She was a sister 
of William Thaw, of the Pennsylvania railroad. When 
a widow, in 1845, she married Reverend William Mar- 
tin, of Philadelphia ; went there to reside, and died 
about 1865. 

viii. Margaret, b. December 7, 1800 ; d June 24, 1844. 
ix. Jean, b. August 22, 1803 ; 6. May 28, 1804. 

XII. Joseph Barnett,* (Joseph,' John,' John,^) b. 1760; 
m. Sarah Dickson of Chambersburg. He died at Pittsburgh, 
June 3, 1812, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. McClure. 
They had issue : 

19. i. Joseph, b. August 27, 1784; m. Mary Boyd. 

a. Polly, b. 1786 ; m. John Hume ; settled in the Genesee 
country, N. Y. , but subsequently removed to near Indian- 
apolis, Ind., and was appointed one of the first associate 
judges there. 

lit. Sarah, b. 1788 ; m. Andrew McClure ; resided at Pitts- 
burgh, and had issue (surname McClure) : William and 

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

XIII. James Barnett,* (Joseph,' John,'' John,^) b. 1762; 
d. May i, 1805 ; m. Mary Ai,i<en, daughter of Samuel Allen; 
b. 1762; d. August 13, 1813; both buried in Hanover church 
graveyard. They had issue : 

20. i. Joseph, b. June 1, 1787; m. Sarah Harrison. 

21. a. Samuel, b. September 80, 1790; m. Mary Mitchell. 

22. Hi. James, b. June 11, 1796; m. Liouisa Shira. 

iv. John, b. August 30, 1798; d. May 1, 1818, in Lebanon, Pa. 
V. Allen, b. 1799 ; d. September 19, 1859 ; m. February 19, 1826, 

Shaffer; resided in Clark county, Ind., and had 

vi. Thomas, b. December 5, 1800 ; d January 20, 1866, in St. 

vii. William,!:). March, 5, 1803; d. June J 3, 1828, in Warren 
county, Ohio. 

70 Pennmfhania Genealogies. 

via. Mary, b. 1805 ; d. August 18, 1877 ; unm. 
ix. Moses, b. 1807 ; d. s. p. 

XIV. Thomas Barnett,* (Joseph,' John,' John.O b. No- 
vember 13, 1761 ; d. March 28, 1836; m. April 27, 1790, Jane 
Finney, daughter of Samuel Finney; b. December 22, 1769; 
d. May 9, 1830. They had issue : 

i. Mani,h. November 29, 1791; d. 1848; m. Thomas Snod- 
grass, son of John ; d. 1855. One of their daughters m. 
Wilson Todd, son of John Todd, of Warren county, O. 

a. William, b. May 31, 1793 ; d. September 6, 1828 ; m. Mary 
Hummel, b. 1798 ; d. February 19, 1829, and had Thomas, 
Josiah, and Harriet, (b. 1829 ; d. 1881 ;) m. Joseph Bar- 

Hi. Thomas, b. January 14, 1795 ; d. March 13, 1858 ; unm. 

iv. Susanna, b. October 12, 1796 ; d. March 7. 1862 ; unm. 

V. Joseph-Sherer, b. April 17, 1798 ; removed to Southern Mis- 
souri, then to Arkansas, where he d. in 1868 ; m. and 
had Carrie J., m. D. W. Percy ; and Marion. 

vi. SamuelrFmney, b. December 19, 1799 ; d. s. p. 

vii. Jane, b. May 29, 1801 ; m. Henry Lutz ; both deceased. 
via. Mizdbeth, b. June 5, 1803 ; d. s. p. 

xi. Miza-Sherer, b. October 17, 1804 ; m. James B. Robinson; 
both deceased ; and had issue (surname Robinson), Jane, 
Mizabeth, Margaret, and Marshall. 

X. ISarah, b. March 13, 1806 ; m. Robert Stewart, (see Stew- 
art record ) 

xi. Margaret, b. November 28, 1807 ; m. James A. Elder of 
Elder's Ridge, (see Elder record.) 

xii. Naney-Bebecca, b. June 27, 1809; d. 1829 ; unm. 
xiii. John, b December 12, 1811 ; d. 1878 ; unm. 

XV. Flizabeth Barnett,* (Joseph,' John,^ John,y b. 
1761 ; d. September 21, 1816; m. Samuei, Sherer,* son of 

* Among the earliest of the Scotch-Irish emigrants was Samuel 
Sherer. He came from near Londonderry, Ireland, to the Province 
of Pennsylvania in the autumn of 1734, and located in Paxtang town- 
ship, Lancaster, now Dauphin county. He was a man of means, was 
well educated, and became quite prominent in the Scotch-Irish set- 
tlement. His son, Joseph Sherer, was about four years old when 
his parents came to America. He secured a fair English education 
and was brought up to the life of a frontiersman, that of a farmer. 
During the French and Indian war, he served as a non-commissioned 

Barnett Family. 71 

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

i. Mary, b. September 29, 1782; d. October 21, 1807 ; m. No- 
vember 17, 1803, James Stewart. 

ii. Joseph, b. September 6, 1785 ; d. March. 5, 1825, near Hum- 
melstown. Pa.; m. Mai'y Snodgrass. She died in Clark 
county, O. Their daughter Mary m. a Mr. Heymer, 
who removed to Clark county, Ohio. 

in. Margaret, b. September 8, 1787 ; d. July 17, 1822 ; unm. 

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

V. Jane, b. February 22, 1792 ; d. 1829 ; m. .John Barnett, and 
removed to Ohio. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1794 ; d. February 26, 1860, in Canfield, 
Ohio; m. March 2, 1820, Robert Elder (miller), (see 
Elder record.) 

ofBoer, and was in active service as a scout or ranger on the frontiers. 
When the thunders of the Revolution reverberated along the valley 
of the Susquehanna, with all his Scotch-Irish and German neighbors, 
he entered into the contest for liberty. In 1775 and 1776, he was in 
command of one of the companies of Colonel James Burd's battalion 
of Associators, a roll of which is to be found in the recent history of 
Dauphin county. Colonel Burd's farm at Tinian joined the Sherer 
homestead, and the two patriots were intimate friends. Captain 
Sherer was a member of the Committee of Observation for the 
county of Lancaster, and was chosen by the vote of the people a 
member of the first Constitutional Convention of the State of Penn- 
sylvania, which met at Philadelphia, on the 15th of July, 1776. While 
in attendance on this representative body of the Revolutionary era, 
he took ill, returned home, and died on the 1st or 2d of December 
following. His remains were interred in the burial ground of old 
Paxtang church, of which he was a consistent member. Captain 
Sherer m., first, February 6, 1759, Mary McClure ; subsequently m. 
Mary McCracken, of Northumberland county, Pa., and had issue : 
i. Mary, m. Samuel Cochran. 

ii. Samuel, b. 1755 ; m. Elizabeth Barnett. 

Hi. John. 

iv. Jean. 
V. Bichard. 

vi Joseph, 
vii. William, 
viii. Catharine. 

72 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

vii. Sarah, b. March 14, 1797 ; d. November 25, 1836 ; m. June 

8, 1824, Robert R. Elder, {see Elder record.) 
via. Juliana, b. May 23, 1799 ; d. March 7, 1879, m. December 8, 
1825, David Elder, of Indiana county. Pa. (see Elder 
ix. Eleanor-W., b. 1803; d. April 2, 1837; m. March 12, 1826, 

Joshua Elder, {see Elder record.) 
X. Samuel-B., b. 1805 ; d. September 6, 1866, in St. Louis ; m. 
in 1827, Mary Oves, of Harrisburg. 

XVI. Moses Barnett,* (Joseph,' John,' John,^ b. No- 
vember 24, 1764 ; d. November 19, 1848 ; resided on a tract of 
land, deeded to him by his father, called " Barnett's Conquest," 
in the ' ' Forks of Beaver Creek ; ' ' was twice married ; m. , first, 
Martha Snodgrass, daughter of William Snodgrass, b. 1773 ; 
d. June I, 1802. They had issue : 

i. Richard, b. November 23, 1792 : d. November 8, 1868 ; m. 

first, Martha Merriman ; 2dly, Eliza Dunn ; no issue. 
ii. Ann, b. January 29, 1794; d. 1828; m., June, 1813, Samuel 

Johnson ; d. August 27, 1854, and had issue. 
Hi. Molly, b. September 14, 1795 ; d. April 13, 1877. 
iv. Matilda, b. May 27, 1797 ; m. George Moorhead. 
V. Margaret, b. March 8, 1799 ; d. 1843 ; m. Fannie Morton, and 

had issae. 
vi. Martha, b. February 14, 1801 ; d. 1803. 

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

23. vii. Bebecca, b. February 19, 1806 ; m. Thomas Moorhead. 
via. Moses, b. April, 1808. 

XVII. William Barnett,' (John,* Samuel,' John,' John.^ 
b. about 1793 ; was twice married : m., first, Jane Wallace. 
They had issue : 

i. Peter- W. 

ii. Samuel. 
Hi. William, 
iv. James. 

V. Jane, m. James Patterson. 
vi. Bachel, m. John Shields. 
vii. Joseph-Craig. 

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

Bamett Family. 73- 

XVIII. John Barnett," (John,* Samuel,' John,' John,') 
b. October 19, 1795, in Westmoreland county, Pa.; m. Feb- 
ruary 7, 1822, Nancy Morrison, b. March 9, 1799; d. May 
27,1876. They had issue : 

I. Jane- Elizabeth, b. October 12, 1822 ; d. s. p. 

ii. Rachel, b. June 27, 1824; d. April 6, 1854; m. June 12, 1849, 
Rev. W. M. Donaldson, and had issue (surname Donald- 
son), Sarah, John-B., and Alexander-M. 

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

iv. Martha-Jane, b. March 26, 1828 ; m. October 14, 1845, 
Thomas C. Pollock, of Ligonier valley, and had issue 
(surname Pollock), AgTies-Morrison, m. Rev. S. S. Gil- 
son, Elizabeth- Herron, m. Robert J. Smith, Mary- 
Emma, m. Albert Shupe, Annie-Rachel, Martha-Jane, 
m. H. F. Stark, Jesse-Irvin, John-Barnett, Kate-Mabel, 
and Thomas-Cathcart. 
V. Elizabeth-Irvin, b. June 25, 1830 ; d. May 27, 1839. 

vi. Nancy, b. July 16. 1833, m. Rev. James Sherer Elder, 
(see Elder record.) 

vii. Mary, b. January 27, 1837 ; m. Thomas Bamett Elder- 

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

XIX. Joseph Barnett,* (Joseph,* Joseph,' John,'' John,')- 
b. August 27, 1784, in Hanover township ; d. June 23, 1833 ; 
removed to Fayette county, Pa., and m. Mary Boyd, of that, 
locality, b. 1786 ; d. May 16, 1856. They had issue : 

i. William-Bcryd, b. February 5, 1810 ; d. 1874, in California. 
ii. Hamilton, b. June 3, 1811 ; d. about 1870 ; m. Ann Clokey. 
Hi. Clarissa, b. April 27, 1814. 
iv. Edwin, b. September 13, 1816 ; d. in infancy. 
V. Joseph, b. May 14, 1823 ; m., first, Sarah Stewart, of Mont- 
gomery county, Ohio ; d. June 2, 1861 ; and they had. 
issue, Joseph, John, Anna, and William; he m. secondly, 
Harriet Barnett, of Blair county, Pa.; d. April 21, 
1881 ; s. p. 

XX. Joseph Barnett,^ (James,* Joseph,' John,' John,') 
b. June I, 1787, in Hanover; d. Jan. i, 1870, in Warreu 

74 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

county, Ohio; m. April 29, 1817, Sarah Harrison, sister of 
General John Harrison, of Hanover; b. 1789; d. December 
12,1834. They had issue : 

i. Sarah- Jane, b. November 10, 182.3 ; m. March 15, 18-55, Wil- 
liam Silvers ; d. June 7, 1824 ; and had issue (sur- 
name Silvers), Joseph- Barnett, Myra, Annie, and Sallie. 
a. James-Allen, b. August 11, 1827 ; d. March 2 189-3 ; m. 
October 15. 1856, Sarah E. Barker, and they had issue : 
Mary- Virginia, and Joseph- Sanmel. 

XXI. Samuel Barnett,= (James,* Joseph,' John^ John,^ 
b. September 30, 1790, in Hanover; d. June 10, 1869, in Clark 
county, Ohio. Mr. Barnett was, in many respects, a remark- 
able man. At the age of seventy-seven, near the close of a 
long life of industry, his memory was most excellent, and to 
him are we indebted for what is here given relative to the Bar- 
netts — as also what is in our possession concerning the Aliens, 
Sawyers, and other Hanover families. It is to be regretted 
that the information that he could have given as to the olden 
time was not taken down by some faithful chronicler, and thus 
preserved unto us. He removed to Ohio in 1817, locating in 
Warren county. He subsequently removed to Butler county, 
and, in 1841, to Springfield, Ohio, where he spent the re- 
mainder of his days. Mr. Barnett m., first, August 22, 1815, 
Mary Mitchell ; b. January 16, 1790, in Hanover ; d. May 
17, 1851, in Springfield, Ohio. They had issue: 

i. James, b. June 17, 1816; d. October 18, 1884, at Emporia, 
Kansas ; he graduated from Miami University in 1839, 
and studied for the ministry ; licensed by the first 
Presbytery of Ohio in 1 842, and for nearly two years 
preached on the then western frontiers. In 1844 he 
was sent as a missionary, in company with his brother- 
in-law Dr. Paulding, to Asia Minor. In 1854 he was 
transferred to Cairo, Egypt, to begin a mission, which 
proved to be one of the most prosperous in the world. 
After an absence of seventeen years, he returned to 
America, married Margaret Lees Duff, daughter of 
Rev. Jackson Duff, of Wood county, Ohio. In the fall 
of 1865 he returned to his work in Egypt, where he 
labored for eight years more when he returned to the 
United States for the benefit of his shattered health- 

Barnett Family. 75 

For several years he did home missionary work in 
Kansas. His children were ; 

1. Lulu-Lees, b. July 4, 1867 ; d. March 9, 1891. 

2. James-Duff, b. October 25, 1870. 

3. Sarmiel-Jackson, b. December 14, 1873. 

4. Mary-Paulding, b. April 4, 1875. 

5 Isabella- Cantley, b. September 17, 1877. 
6. Lily-May-Winifred, b. May 15, 1879. 

ii. Susannah- Wilion, b. December 13, 1817; d. March 7, 1873 : 
m. William Carothers. 

Hi. David-Mitchell, b. April 1, 1819 ; d. February 21, 1872 ; m. 
first, Mary Isabella Gray bill ; m. secondly, Sarah Eliza- 
beth Kane. 

iv. Mary, b September 27, 1820 ; d. November 28, 1890 ; m. 
Dr. Joseph Gardner Paulding, of Mason, Warren county, 
Ohio ; b. September 13, 1813 ; d. April 80, 1875. Ac- 
companied the Rev. James Barnett as missionary to 
Turkey and to Egypt. They left a large family of 
V. William-AUen, b. October 8, 1822 ; m. Sarah-Belle Grove ; 
b. October 11, 1831 ; and they had issue. 

vi. Leui, b. August 80, 1824 ; d. June 26, 1891 ; m. Eliza Stur- 
geon ; b. September 9, 1826, dau. of Allen Sturgeon; 
and they had Mary- Elizabeth and Sarah-Martha. 

vii. Nancy-Allen, b. June 8, 1826 ; m. Rev. Samuel Wallace, of 
Piqua, Ohio, b. January 28, 1816 ; d. August 26, 1869 ; 
and had issue (surname Wallace) : 

1. Margaret-J., b. June 1, 1846 ; m. John M. Riddle. 

2. James-Paulding, b. August 5, 1849 : d. March 11, 

1894 ; m. Laura E. Garvey. 
via. Sarah, b. January 28, 1828 ; m. Dr. John B. Hunt, b. June 
5, 1822 ; d. December 23, 1891 ; and left issue. 
ix. George-Washington, h. Ma,y 24, 1829; m. Sarah Ann Bain, 

d. January 10, 1827. 
X. Samuel, b, October 4, 1831 ; m. Mary Campbell, b. October 
26, 1831 ; d. January 13, 1885 ; and left issue. 

Mr. Barnett, m. secondly, October 13, 1858, Ann J. Tor- 
RENCE (nee Ann J. Stewart), dau. of James Stewart and Jane 
Elder, of Paxtang. 

XXII. James Barnett,' (James,* Joseph,' John,'' John,^ 
b. 1792; d. 1861 ; m. Louisa Shira, of Louisville, Ky., but a 
native of Hummelstown, Dauphin county, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Uenry-C. 

76 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ii. Jacob, 
iii. James- W. 
iv. Diana, d. s. p. 

The sons are all sugar planters in I,omsiana. 

XXIII. Rebecca Barnett/ (Moses,* Joseph,' John,' 
John,') b., February 19, 1806, in Hanover township, Dauphin 
county. Pa.; d., February 22, 1867, in Erie county Pa.; m., 
March 29, 1827,. Thomas Moorhbad, b, Sept. i, 1803; d. 
August 5, 1859.* They had issue (surname Moorhead): 

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

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

i. Captain John-B., b. January 3, 1774 ; d. May 15, 1854; buried 
in Derry graveyard ; m. Ann Snodgrass ; b. 1779 ; d. 
December 14, 1848. 
ii. Jane, b. October 7, 1776 : d. June, 1864; m. February 11, 

1800, Jeremiah Sturgeon. 
iii. Thomas, m., March 17, 1792, Ann Clark, and had issue, 
Bobert. John, Thomas and Sarah. 

Barnett Family. 77 

thor of the Erie county sketch in Egle's History of 
Pennsylvania, which contains the best and most lucid 
account of Perry's battle on Lake Erie extant. In the 
performance of a great duty, he prepared a genealogy of 
his own and allied families, and few, in our State, pos- 
sessed as full knowledge as he of the French occupation 
in western Pennsylvania. He had made this subject 
one of study and research, and it was confidently ex- 
pected that, in due tima, the results of his investiga- 
tion would have been given to us. Mr. Moorhead, m., 
September 6, 1853, Caroline Hoskinson, daughter of 
William and Eleanor Hoskinson, of Erie, and had B,utli, 
m. Fred. Metcalf , and Maxwell- Wood. 
a. Emily b. March 30, 1830 ; m. March 19, 1868, Calvin Leet, 
b. November 19, 1819. 

in. Bebecca-Jane, b. 1832 ; d. May 27, 1834. 

iv. Timothy-Qreen-Allen, b. 1834; d. May 5, 1836. 
V. Clarissa, b. March 10, 1837. 

vi. William Wilherforce, b. August 6, 1839 ; d. December 30, 
1873 ; m. April 28, 1864, Mary Yale. 

vii. Anna, b. December 1, 1841 ; m. May 21, 1863, Charles Der- 

rickson, of Meadville, Penna. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. November 20, 1844 ; m. January 30, 1868, 
Charles "Warren Stone, b. June 29, 1843, at Groton, 
Mass.; fitted for college at Lawrence Academy, Groton, 
and graduated from Williams College in 1863; admitted 
to the bar in 1867 ; was school superintendent of War- 
ren county, Penna. ; elected a member of the Legisla- 
ture in 1870 and 1871 ; member of the State Senate in 
1877 and 1878; elected Lieutenant Governor in 1878; 
appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth under Gov- 
ernor Beaver in January 1887, which office he resigned 
to take his seat in the Fifty-first Congress made 
vacant by the death of Mr. Watson, elected to the 
Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses. 

78 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


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














William, m. 

Mary McKee, 




John, m. Jane Swan. 

II. William Beatty,' (James,^ John,') b. about 1718; d. 
in February, 1784, at Bally keel-Ednagonnel. " Buried in Ana- 
hilt glebe. The grave is covered with a flat tombstone, and 
with the exception of the name, nothing can be traced, owing 
to the wear and tear of the weather and the continual friction 
of passing feet. The central portion of the stone has been 
worn perfectly smooth." — {Letter of Miss M. Beatty, 1878.) 
William Beatty m., in 1741, Mary McKee, b., about 1820, 
at McKee's Dam, Clogher, county Down, Ireland ; d. about 
1796, and buried in Anahilt churchyard, Ballykeel-Ednagonnel. 
They had issue : 

Beatty Family. 79 

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

5. a. James, b. 1746 ; m. Alice Ann Irwin. 
7. in. Agnes, b. 1751 ; m. Robert Pinlay. 

iv. Jane, b. 1752 ; d. 1777 ; unm. 

7. V. Mary, b 1758 ; m. James Nelson. 

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

8. i. Agnes, b 1757 ; m. William Dawson. 

9. ii. William, b. 1759 ; m. Elizabeth Rutherford. 

10. Mi'. James, b 1761 ; m. Jane Nelson. 

I'. John. b. 1763;d. 1771. 

IV. George Beatty,' (William,' James,' John,') b., 1743, 
at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel; d., 18 15, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, 
and there buried; m., in April, 1771, by Rev. Robert McClure, 
Mary Blackburn, b., about 1749, at Ballylinlagh, county 
Down, Ireland ; d. in the city of London, England. They had 
issue : 

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

11. ii. Ann, b. April, 1773 ; m. Robert McCloy. 

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

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

V. James Beatty,* (William,' James,' John,') b. 1746, in 
the townland of Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, parish of Hills- 
borough, county Down, Ireland; d. December i, 1794, at 
Harrisburg, Pa. From the family record, in the possession ot 
his descendants, we have this entry : " That my children may 
know the place of their nativity, I, James Beatty, was born in 
the Kingdom of Ireland, and County of Down, Parish of Hills- 
borough, and Townland of Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, in the year 
of our Lord 1746, and came to America in the year 1784. 
My wife, Ally Ann Irwin, was born in said kingdom, county 
and parish, and Townland of Tillynore, within two miles of 
Hillsborough, three of Lisburn, three miles of Dromore, and 
six miles of Bally-nahinch, and ten of Belfast, which last 

'■80 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

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

i. Mary-Brer eton, b. July 14, 1769 ; m. Patrick Murray, (see 
Murray record. ) 

Nancy, b. May 2, 1771 ; m. Samuel Hill. 

Gawin-Irwin, b. September 13, 1773 ; m. Letitia Greer. 

William (1st,) b. 1774 ; d. s. p. 

Bebecca, b. December 4, 1775 ; m. Daniel Houseman. 

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

William, (2d,) b. June 30, 1778; d. September 8, 1790, at 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
via. Sarah, b. October 6, 1779; d. August 4, 1861, unm., at Ash- 
land, O. 

18. ix. Qeorge-WasUngton, b. January 4, 1781; m., first, Eliza 

White ; secondly, Sarah Shrom ; thirdly, Catharine 

VI. Agnes Beatty,* (William,' James,' John.O b. 1751, 
■at BaUykeel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ireland ; d. 1844; m., 
in 1772, by Rev. Robert McClure, Robert Finlay, b. 1746; 
-d. August 15, 1803. They had issue (surname Finlay): 

19. i. Elizabeth, b. 1774; m. "William Haliday. 

20. a. William, b. 1776 ; m. Mary McKee. 

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

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











BeaMy Family. 81 

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

22. vi. Oeorge, b. 1786 ; m Mary Frazer. 
vii. Matthew, b. 1790 ; d. 1845 ; unm. 

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

24. ix. Agnes, b. 1795 ; m. David McKee. 

VII. Mary Beatty,* (William," James,'' John,') b. 1758 ; 
d., July 13, 1847, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ire- 
land ; m., in 1781, by Rev. Robert McClure, James Nelson, 
b. 1769 ; d. December 19, 1829. There was no issue. In 
Anabilt glebe is a large tombstone with this inscription : 

Erected | To the memory of James | Nelson who departed this \ life 
19th Dee. 18S9 aged 69 years \ Also, his wife Mary who | died 13th July 
18i7 aged \ 89 years. 

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

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

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

25. i. James, b. March 17, 1780 ; m. Dorothy Jefferson. 

26. ii. William, b. May 21, 1782 ; m. Mary MoCormick. 
Hi. John (1st), b. October 9, 1784; d. s. p. 

27. iv. John (Sd), b. July 29, 1786 ; m. Jane Hanna. 

V. Adam, b. November 23, 1778 ; d. 1813 ; unm. 

28. vi. Martin, h. February 19, 1790 ; m. Eliza Matthews. 

29. vii. Thomas, b. March 16, 1794 ; m. Margaret Chambers. 
viii. Jane, b. August 13, 1797 ; m- Samuel Beatty. 

ix. Bichard, b. 1801 s d. 1828 ; unm. 

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

i. John, b. 1781 ; d. 1783. 

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30. ii. Mien, b. 1783 ; m. James McKee. 

31. in. Jane, b. 1785 ; m. William Carothers. 

iv. Jane, b. 1788; d. 1861 : m., in 1826, Dorothy Ben, b. 1805 ; 
and bad James, b. 1826. 

32. V. William, b. 1790 ; m. Eliza Carson. 
vi. Eliza, b. 1793; d. 1797. 

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

34. via. Samuel, b. 1797 ; m. Jane Beatty. 

ix. David, b. 1800 ; d. 1804. 

XI. Ann BEATTy,* (George,* William,' James,' John,') 
b. 1773, in Bally keel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ireland ; d. 
1803 ; m., 1793, by Rev. Robert McClure, Robert McCloy ; 
b., 1760, in Londonderry, Ireland; d., 1854, in Belfast, Ireland; 
son of William and Susannah McCloy. They had issue, all 
b. at Carrickfergus, Ireland, (surname McCloy): 

i. Susannah, b. 1795 ; d. 1869 : m. Samuel Hog-g. 
ii. George, b. 1798 ; emigrated to America ; m. Esther McComb. 
Hi. Mary-Ann, b. 1800 ; m. James Beatty. (xxxiii.) 
iv. William, b. 1802 ; d. in Barbadoes, West Indies. 

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

i. Mary- Ann, b. 1816 ; d. 1853 ; m. Robert Beatty. 
ii. Bebecca, b. 1818 ; d. 1871 ; m. Samuel Bingham. 
Hi. Cliarlotte, b. 1820; d. 1853, unm. 

iv. Phebe, b. 1822 : m. James Kemp, of Birmingham, England. 
V. Oeorge, b. 1824 ; m. Sarah Cordner. 
vi. Agrws, b. 1828 ; m. George Scott. 
vii. Steward, b. 1830 ; d. 1849, unm. 

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

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

iv. Margaret, (twin) b. 18 i6 ; m. John McKee. 

Beatty Family. 83 

XIV. Nancy Beatty,' (James,* William,' James', John,') 
b. May 2, 1771, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county Down, Ire- 
land; d. May 7, 1839, at Steubenville, O.; m., at Harrisburg, 
Pa., Febraary 5, 1790, by Rev. John Elder, Samuel Hill, b. 
about 1765, in England, son of Arundel and Charlotte Hill. 
His ancestors belonged to one of the representative families of 
that country. He received a good English and classical educa- 
tion, and learned the trade of clock and watchmaker in London. 
He came to Pennsylvania about 1785, and shortly afterward 
established himself in business at Harrisburg, Pa. He was a 
skilled and ingenious workman. He was quite prominent in 
the early affairs of the new town, and was among the first to 
jump into the water to tear down the obnoxious mill-dam in 
the Paxtang creek, in 1795. He was a volunteer in Captain 
Reitzell's company on the expedition westward in 1794 ; and 
twice visited England on matters connected with his father's 
estate, then considered quite an undertaking ; and what par- 
ticulary distinguished his last visit was his reception by his 
fellow-citizens of Harrisburg on his return, which was an 
ovation, showing what a strong hold he had upon his friends 
in America. He died very suddenly, while sitting in his 
chair on Monday evening, November 6, 1809, aged forty-four 
years, and the Oracle of Dauphin speaks of his loss to the com- 
munity as " irreparable." They had issue (surname Hill): 

35. i. Arundel, b. December 5, 1791 ; m. Hettie Shields. 
ii. George, b. April 1, 1793 ; d. at Harrisburg, s. p. 

Hi. Charlotte, h. September 25, 1795; d. January 25, 1809, at 

36. iv. Anna, b. December 19, 1798 ; m. William Kilgore. 

V. SamuelrTruxton, b. March 15, 1800 ; went to Bogota, South 
America, and there m. an English lady ; d. on voyage 
to England, leaving two children. 
vi. Bebecca, b. December 19, 1802 ; d. s. p. at Harrisburg. 
vii. Sarah, b. 1805 ; d. s. p. 
87. ix. Mary, b. January 8, 1808 ; m. Joseph G. Davidson. 

XV. Gawin-Irwin Beatty,^ (James,* William,' James,' 
John,') b. September 13, 1773, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, 
county Down, Ireland ; d. December 14, 1843, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; m.. May, 1799, by Reverend Nathaniel Snowden, Letitia 

84 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

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

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


39. U. James, b. September 16, 1802; m., first, Jane Ann Me- 

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

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

i. Frederick, b. November 2, 1812; bap. March 4, 1813, by 
Reverend Philip Gloninger, of Harrisburg. 

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

XVII. Alice Ann Beatty,* (James,* William,' James,' 
John,') b. February 12, 1777, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county 
Down, Ireland; d. May 14, 184 1, in Orange township, Ashland 
county, O.; m., June 5, 1798, by Reverend N. Snowden, John 
Downey, b., in i765,atGermantown, Pa. He was a son of Cap- 
tain John Downey and Sarah, his wife. The elder Downey 
was an officer of the Revolution, under General Lacey, and 
was inhumanly massacred at the battle of the Crooked Billet. 
The son received a classical education in the old academy at 
Germantown, and, in 1793, located at Harrisburg, where he 
opened a I^atin and grammar school. At this period, in a letter 
to Governor Thomas MifHin, he proposed a " Plan of Educa- 
tion," remarkably foreshadowing the present common-school 
system, and which has placed him in the front rank of early 
American educators. He was for many years a justice of the 
peace, and served as town-clerk for a long time. He was the 
first cashier of the Harrisburg bank, largely instrumental in 
securing the erection of the bridge over the Susquehanna, and 
one of the corporators of the Harrisburg and Middletown 

Beatty Family. 85 

Turnpike company ; was a member of the Legislature in 1817- 
18, and filled other positions of honor and profit. He died at 
Harrisburg, on the 21st of July, 1827, and the Oracle speaks 
of him as " a useful magistrate and a pious man." He wrote 
much for the press, and a series of articles published in the 
Dauphin Guardian, entitled " Simon Easy Papers," were firom 
his pen, sparkling with wit. They are worth a permanent set- 
ting, as a valuable contribution to literature. Their daughter, 
Ellen Downey, b. 181 1, at Harrisburg ; d. 1869, at Springfield, 
O.; m., April 5, 1831, Hon. Daniel Kilgore, of Steubenville, 
O., and had issue. 

XVIII. George Beatty,= (James,* William,' James,' 
John,') b. January 4, 1781, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel, county 
Down, Ireland. He received a good early education in the 
Latin-school of John Downey, and learned the watch and 
clock-making with his brother-in-law, Samuel Hill, whose 
clocks are more or less celebrated to this day. In 1808, Mr. 
Beatty established himself in business, which he continued un- 
interruptedly for upwards of forty years. He was an ingeni- 
ous mechanician, and constructed several clocks of peculiar and 
rare invention. In 18 14 he was orderly -sergeant of Captain 
Thomas Walker's company, the Harrisburg Volunteers, which 
marched to the defense of the city of Baltimore. Mr. Beatty 
in early life took a prominent part in local affairs, and, as a 
consequence, was frequently solicited to become a candidate for 
office, but he almost invariably declined. He, nevertheless, 
served a term as director of the poor, and also as county auditor. 
He was elected a burgess of the borough, and was a member 
of the town-council several years, and, while serving in the 
latter capacity, was one of the prime movers in the efforts to 
supply the borough with water. Had his suggestions, how- 
ever, been carried out, the water-works and reservoir would 
have been located above the present city limits. Mr. Beatty 
retired from a successful business life about 1850. He died at 
Harrisburg, on the loth of March, 1862, aged eighty-one years, 
and is interred in the Harrisburg cemetery. He was an active, 
enterprising, and upright Christian gentleman. Mr. Beatty was 
thrice married ; m. first, May 18, 1815, by Reverend George 

86 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

I^ochman, D. D., EwzA Whitb, daughter of William White, 
b. January 20, 1797 ; d. September 10, 1817. They had issue : 

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

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

a. Mied- White, b. August 11, 1823 ; d. November 2t, 1832. 
Hi. Mary-Ann-Jefferson, b. September 15, 1824 ; m. Immanuel 
Meister Kelker. 

Mr. Beatty m. thirdly, September 21, 1830, by Rev. Elipha- 
let Reed, Catharine Shrom, b. December 26, 1807, at York, 
Pa.; d. August 11. 1891, at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue : 

*Caspek Shrom, b. May 29, 1768; d. November 23, 1844, at Har- 
risburg ; son of Jacob Shrom and Christiana Smith ; m. March 5, 
1789, Catharine Van Gundy, b. December 13, 1767 ; d. April 21, 
1855, at Harrisburg ; daughter of Captain Joseph Van Gundy, of the 
army of the Revolution. They had issue (surname Shrom) : 
i. Henry, (first,) b. February 9, 1790 ; d. July 4, 1801. 
ii. Jacob, b. February 22, 1792 ; d. June 18, 1855, at Harris- 
burg, Pa.; unm. 
Hi. Mary, b. December 15, 1793 ; d. May 5, 1879, at Harris- 
burg ; m. Andrew Findley Laird, b. November 5, 1789 ; 
d. September 13, 1832, at Columbia, Pa. ; son of John 
Laird and Sarah Ann Findley. They had issue (sur- 
name Laird) : John-FindUy, b. July 4, 1811 ; d. s. p.; 
SarahrArm-FindUy, b. October 16, 1812; m. Samuel 
Shoch Bigler ; Catharine- Shrom, b. February 4, 1815 ; 
d. June 12, 1866 ; m. Thomas Robinson ; Harriet- Smith, 
b. February 5, 1818 ; d. October 2, 1871 ; Doctor John- 
WesUy, b. March 4, 1824 ; and George-Beatty, b. October 
17, 1826 ; d. October 27, 1856 ; unm. 
iv. Sarah-Smith, b. January 15, 1796 ; m. George Beatty. (see 

Beatty record.) 
V. Catharine, (first,) b. February, 1798; d. August, 1802. 
vi. Henry, (second,) b. April 24, 1801 ; d. May 81, 1822, at Wil- 

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

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41. t». Sarah-Shram, b. October 2, 1831 ; m. Reverend Beverly 
Roberts Waug'h. 
V. Eliza- White, b. January 5, 1833; m. William Henry Egle, 

M. D. (see Ugle record.) 
vi. Margaretta, b. December 25, 1837 ; d. December 9, 1841. 
vii. Gem-ge-Washington-Irwin, b. May 11, 1840; m. June 5, 1873, 

Eliza Watson Anderson, b. June 25, 1848. 
via. Catharine- Shrom, b. Marcb 27, 1842. 
IX. Henry-Jacob, b. April 2, 1847. 

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

i. Agnes, 
a. William. 
Hi. David, 
iv. Barbara. 
V. Maria, 
vi. Armstrong. 
vii. Eliza, 
viii Ann^Jane. 
ix. Bobert. 

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

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

ii. Agnes, b. 1810 ; m. Doctor Hood ; emigrated to Australia. 
Hi. Eliza, b. 1812 ; m. Robert Bell. 

iv. Mary, b. 1816; d. 1842 ; unm. 

V. Margaret, b. 1817 ; m. Ralph Walsh ; emigrated to America. 

vi. John, b. 1819 ; d. 1845 ; unm. 
vii. Bebecca, b. 1821 ; d. 1864 ; m. Alexander Brownlee. 

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

i. John, b. 1813 ; m. Christiana Brownlee. 
ii. Bobert, b. 1815 ; d. 1854. 
Hi. David, b. 1817 ; d. 1844. 

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iv. George, b. 1820 ; d. 1848. 
V. Agnes, b. 1822 ; d. 1850. 
vi. Mary, b. 1826 ; d. 1846. 
vii. Eliza, b. 1834 ; resides in Belfast, Ireland. 

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

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

n. Eliza, b. October 28, 1828 ; d. November 21, 1876, inPointz- 

pass ; m. Rev. Thomas Irvine, of Pointz-pass, and had 

issue (surname Irvine) Dr. George-Edward, Dr. Bobert- 

Finlay, Mary-Louisa, Lizzie-Ann, and Caroline-Emma. 

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

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

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

i. Bobert, b. 1843 ; d. 1863 ; m., and left one son. 
a. Agnes, b. 1845 ; d. 1867 ; m. 1865, Alexander Brownlee ; left 

one daughter. 
Hi. James, b. 1847. 
iv. Thomas, b. 1849 ; resides at Belfast, Ireland. 

V. John, b. 1851. 
vi. Margaret, b. 1852. 

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

i. John, b. 1816 ; m. Alice Brownlee. 

a. Agnes, b. 1817; d. 1841. 
Hi. Mary, b. 1819 ; d. 1844. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1822 ; d. 1844. 

V. Bobert, b. 1827 ; d. 1834. 
vi. Sarah, b. 1830 ; m. John Gibson. 

XXV. James Beatty,' (William,* John,' James,' John,') b. 
March 17, 1780, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1832; m., 1809, 

Beatty Family. 89 

Dorothy Jefferson, b. 1792 ; d. April 17, 1875. They had 

t. William, b. 1810 ; d. 1862 ; m. Sarah Gibson, b. 1816. 
a. Fearse, b. 1812 ; d. 1828. 
Hi. Eliza, b. 1817. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1819. 

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

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

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

XXVII. John Beatty,' (William,* John,' James,' John,') 
b. Jtdy 29, 1786, in county Down, Ireland; d. December, 21, 
1828; m. in 1820, Jane Hanna, b. 1783, in Hillsborough, 
county Down, Ireland ; d. 1867, in Hollywood, county Down, 
Ireland, and buried in Belfast. They had issue : 

i. Eliza, b. 1821 ; m. Dr. William Mawhiney. 

XXVIII. Martin Beatty,' (William,* John,' James,'' 
John,') b. February 19, 1790, in county Down, Ireland ; d. 
1839 ; m., 1831, Kliza Matthews, b. 1802 ; d. June 26, i86i> 
They had issue : 

i. John, b. 1832 ; m. Mary Moorhead. 
a. Eliza, b. 1834 ; resides at Ballycrune. 
Hi. Alice- Ann, b. 1836 ; m. John A.nderson. 
iv. William, b. 1838 ; m. Fanny Wallace. 

XXIX. Thomas Beatty,' (William,* John,' James," John,') 
b. March 16, 1794, in county Down, Ireland ; d. 1849 ; m., in 
1820, Margaret Chambers, b. 1788 ; d. November 12, 1866. 
They had issue : 

i. Joseph, b. 1821 ; emigrated to America. 
ii. William, b. 1822 ; emigrated to America in 1849. 

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Hi. Eliza, b. 1824 ; d. 1859 ; m. William Coburn. 
iv. Samuel, b. 1826. 
V. Mary-Ann, b. 1829; d. November :7, 1878. 

XXX. Ei,LEN Beatty," (James,* Jolin,' James,' John,') 
b. 1783, in county Down Ireland; d. 1816 ; m., 1804, James 
McKee, elder brother of David McKee (xxiv) ; emigrated to 
America in 1817. Tbey had issue (surname McKee) : 

I. Mari/, b. 1805. 

a. Agnes, b. 1807. 

Hi. Thomas, b. 1808. 

iv. John, b. 1809. 

V. James, b. 1811. 

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

i. James, b. 1810. 
ii. John, b. 1811; d. 1814. 
Hi. William, b. 1813 ; d. 1876 
iv. Margaret, b. 1815 ; d. 1834. 

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

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

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

XXXIII. James Beatty,' (James,* John,' James,' John,') 
b. March 26, 1795, in county Down, Ireland; d. October 18, 
1873; m. October 10, 1827, Mary Ann McCloy,* (Ann,^ 

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George,' William," James,' John.O (xi.) b. 1800; d. November 
24, 1884, at Ballykeel-Ednagonnel. They had issue: 

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

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

Coburn, d. April 1, 1884 ; left one daughter. 
iv. Bobert, b. May 4, 1834 ; d. May 5, 1859. 
V. Ann, b. November 12, 1836. 
vi. Jane, (twin,) b. November 12, 1836. 
vii. Margaret, b. May 18, 1840; d. November 14, 1891, near 

Hillsborough, Ireland ; to her we were indebted for much 

of the genealogical data herewith given. 

XXXIV. Samuel Beatty,* (James,* John,' James,' John,') 
b. 1797, in county Down, Ireland; d. 1836; m. in 1826, Jane 
Beatty," (William,* John,' James,' John,') b. August 13, 1797, 
in county Down, Ireland ; d. 1832. They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, b. 1827. 
ii. Bichard, b. 1828 ; m. Eliza Watson. 
Hi. Jane, b 1830 
iv. Samuel, b. 1832 ; d. s. p. 

XXXV. Arundel Hill,' (Nancy,' James,* William,* 
James, ^ John,') b. December 5, 1791, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
Aprils, 1848, at Steubenville, O. ; was twice married ; m. first, 
at Steubenville, O., May 29, 1823, by Rev. Thomas Hunt, 
Hettie Shields; d. March 12, 1829, at Steubenville. They 
had issue (surname Hill) : 

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

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

iv. Mary-Jane, b. August 2, 1831 ; d June 26, 1833. 
42 V. Margaretta, b December 22. 1833; m James Hunter. 
vi. Mary, b. June 3, 1836 ; d. June, 1840. 
vii. AlicerArvn- Downey, b. Nov. 24, 1837 ; d. August 29, 1839. 

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via. MarthorSemple, b. August 9, 1840; m. September 21, 1865, 
Rudolphus B Zoll ; b. May 6, 1826 ; and bad ^surname 
Zoll) Hettie-Sill Annie-Hill, and Oeorge-ArunM. 

ix. Ann-Elizabeth-Hair, b. September 15, 1842 ; m. September 
15, 1868, Frank B. Aldrioh, b March 15, 1843 ; and had 
(surname Aldrioh) Frank-Edward and Mla-Margaretta. 

X. Hettie-Sabrah-Marsh, b. February 17, 1844; m. April 13, 
1869, Caleb Newton Wells, b February 8, 1843 ; and 
had (surname Wells) Birdie, May, and Sherman 

xi. Sarah-Beatty, b. July 11, 1847 ; d. August 20, 1847. 

XXXVI. Anna Hill," (Nancy,' James,' William,' 
James,' John,') b. December 19, 1798, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
October 8, 1872, at Steubenville, O.; m., at Steubenville, O., 
September 16, 1824, by Rev. Charles C Beatty, D.D., 
William Kilgore, b. July 18, 1796, near King's creek, Vir- 
ginia; d. January i, 1877, at Steubenville, O. Mr. Kilgore 
located at Steubenville in 18 15, where he subsequently estab- 
lished himself in mercantile business. In 1854, ^^ erected the 
Jefferson Iron Mills in that city, and was for many years presi- 
dent of the Jefferson National Bank. He was an enterprising 
and prominent business man. The children of Anna Hill and 
William Kilgore were (surname Kilgore): 

i. Nancy-Ann, b. January 6, 1826 ; d. January 19, 1878, at 
Philadelphia; m. William Sinclair, b. 1824, in Ireland; 
and they had (surname Sinclair) Ann-Eliza, d. s. p., 
William-Kilgore, Charles Micketson, d. s. p., Mary-Alice, 
Oeorge-Marshall, and Eleanor- Kilgore. 

a. Daniel, b. August 3, 1827; m. August, 1858, Emily Moss- 

Hi. Mary, b. June, 1829 ; d. s. p. 

iv. Eleanor, b. 1881 ; d. s. p. 

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

vi. William, b. 1837 ; d. August 11. 1845. 

XXXVII. Mary Hill," (Nancy.'James,* William,' James,' 
John,')b. Januarys, 1808, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 1887, at 
Steubenville, O.; m. March 20, 1832, by Rev. Charles C. 
Beatty, D. D., Joseph Gordon Davidson, b. September 19, 
1801, in Washington county. Pa.; d. April 2, 1883, at Steu- 
benville, O.; son of Joseph Davidson and his wife, Jane Gordon. 
They had issue (surname Davidson): 

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«. Anna Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1833 ; d. February 26, 1886. 
ii. Mary-Jane, b. October 15, 1885 ; d. March 18, 1880. 
m. Joseph-Hill, b. March 26, 1888 ; d. June 22, 1839. 
iv. Ellen-Kilgore, b. September 20, 1840. 
V. Josephine, b. January 17, 1845 ; d. October 18, 1865. 
vi. Annie, b. February 17, 1848 ; d. March 4, 1861. 
vii. William-Kilgore. b. October 28, 1861. 

via. George-Beaity, b. May 6, 1855; d., March 7, 1880, at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he was studying for the 
ministry. A young man of rich promise and rare 
mental endowment. 

XXXVIII. Isabella Beatty,' (Gawin-Irwin," James,* 
William,' James,' John,*) b. February 26, 1800, at Harris- 
burg, Pa.; d. August 20, 1870, at Galveston, Texas; m. No- 
vember 28, 1819, at Chambersburg, Pa., by Reverend Caleb 
Reynolds, Christian Charles Fechtig, b. February 6, 1794, 
in Washington county, Md.; d. September 7, 1835, at Wil- 
liamsport, Md.; son of Christian Fechtig and his wife, Susan 
Folk. They had issue (surname Fechtig): 

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

ii. Christian-Charles, b. August 23, 1822; d. August 28, 1846; 
m. Sarah Ann Carver, b. March 9, 1 825, and they had 

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

iv. George-Frederick, b. August 21, 1827 ; d. 1888, at Balti- 
more, Md. ; m. Mary Elizabeth Berger, b. June 18, 1885 ; 
no issue. 

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

vi. Letitia-Ann, b. March 29, 1834, at Williamsport, Md.; d. 
May 28, 1869, at Galveston, Texas ; m. Henry Baldwin, 
b. July 25, 1886, at Brookfield, Conn.; d. at Galveston, 
Texas ; and they had (surname Baldwin) Isabella- Tamer, 
Cora-Estella, Katie-Flynn, and Henry- Smith. 

XXXIX. James Beatty,' (Gawin-Irwin,= James,* Wil- 
liam,' James,' John,') b. September 16, 1802, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; a physician; d. March 6, 1887, at Miltonvale, Kansas; 
was twice married; first, May 2, 1833, in Mason county, Va., 

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by Reverend Benjamin Smethers, Jane Ann McMullin, b. in 
Mason county, Va. ; d. in Buffalo, Putnam county, Va. ; dau. 
of Joseph and Jane McMuUin. They had issue : 

i. Qeorge-Frederick, b. May 5, 1834, in Buffalo, Putnam 
county, Va.; m. Mary Posey, b. March 18, 1840, in Hen- 
derson county, Ky ; dau. of William Thornton Posey 
and Eliza J. Dixon. 

a. Qawwr Irwin, b. October 16, 1835, in Buffalo, Putnam 
county, Va. ; m. Susan Rudy. dau. of John and Mar- 
garet Rudy, of Henderson, Ky., and had Ann and 

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

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

Xly. James Downey Houseman,* (Rebecca,* James,* Wil- 
liam,' James, ^ John,') b. September 17, 1817, in Cumberland 
county, Pa., resides at Paris, Texas ; m., December 23, 1846, 
at St. lyouis, Mo., by Reverend William S. Potts, M. D., Emily 
Watson, b. November 17, 1824, at Newbem, N. C, dau. of 
Thomas Watson and his wife, Sarah Hannis. They had issue 
(surname Houseman): 

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

a. Alice-Downey, b. November 26, 1849 ; m. William F. Fisher, 

of Paris, Texas. 
Hi. James- Downey, b. February 8. 1851 ; m. Lillie Powell 

O'Neal, b. January 24, 1855, dau of James O'Neal and 

Rachel Powell, and had Lillie-Ewiily, d. s. p. 
iv. Emily, b. December 1, 1853 ; d. April 3, 1857. 
V. MlenrKitgore, b. August 18, 1860. 

XLI. Sarah Shrom Beatty,^ (George,* James,* William,' 
James,'' John,') b. October 2, 1831, at Harrisburg, Pa., and 
there resides ; m., August 25, 1853, at Harrisburg, by Rev. 
John F. Mesick, D. D., Rev. Beverly Roberts Waugh, b. 
July 28, 1824, at Iviberty, Md.; son of Right Rev. Beverly 

Beatty Family. 95 

Waugh * of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife 
Catharine Bushby. He received a thorough English and 
classical education, and entered Dickinson College, where he 
graduated. His alma mater subsequently conferred upon 
him the degree of A. M. Mr. Waugh was licensed to preach 
by the Baltimore Conference ; but accepted the position of Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics and English Literature in the Baltimore 
Female College, an institution then in the full tide of success. 
In 1853, the trustees of the Pennsylvania Female College at 
Harrisburg secured him as principal of that institution, in which 
position he labored faithfully and successfully to the day of 
his death. It was not alone in the capacity of teacher that 
Mr. Waugh devoted his energies and talents ; but his labors 
were varied, incessant, faithful, in season and out of season, 

*Beverly Wadgh, b. October 25, 1789, in Fairfax county, Va.; 
d. February 9, 1858, in the city of Baltimore, Md. He was the son 
of James Waug-h and Henrietta Turley, and received a good classical 
education. In his twentieth year he was admitted to trial as a 
traveling- minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and, in 1810, 
had charge of the Greenbrier circuit, Virginia. In 1811, he was 
ordained a deacon, and in 1813, an elder, and stationed in Baltimore. 
From that period until 1828, he was in active pnstoral life. That year 
he was elected assistant book-agent, head-quarters in New York city, 
and in 1832, the principal in that work. In 1836, he was chosen a 
bishop of the church, and in 1852, became the senior officer of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1857, he presided over six confer- 
ences scattered from the Atlantic seaboard to Michigan and Indiana, 
besides aiding his colleagues in three or four others. During his 
term of episcopal service, his toil and peril, fatigue and suffering, 
were very great ; but always without complaint. He was a faithful 
Soldier of the Cross, and universally loved and respected. He was a 
man of God— a consistent Christian, a devoted minister and scrupu- 
lous in the performance of every known duty. Bishop Waugh m., 
April 21, 1812, in the city of Washington, by Rev. Nicholas Snethen, 
Catharine Betjce Bushby, b. September 4, 1791, in Fairfax county, 
Va.; d. March 23, 1865, in the city of Baltimore ; daughter of William 
Bushby and Mary (Haight) Manning. They had issue (surname 

i. James-Beverly, b. January 5, 1813 ; d. December 9, 1850 ; m. 
Mary Elizabeth Darke xManning and had Mary- Virginia, 
d. s. p., and Henrietta. 

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for the good of humanity. His devoted Christian life-work 
€nded on the 24th of March, 1861, in his thirty-seventh year. 
There was issue (surname Waugh): 

i. ElizarBeverlina, b. November 21, 1855, at Harrisbnrg ; bap- 
tized December 18, 1855, by Rev. Beverly Waugh, D. D.; 
m. Charles Augustus Kunkel. [see Kunkel record.) 
a. Beverly-Boberts, b. October 15, 1861 ; baptized December 1, 
1861, by Rev. Francis Hodgson, D. D., of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church ; d. March 9, 1863. 

X1,II. Margaretta Hill,' (Arundel,' Nancy,' James,* 
William,' James,' John,') b- December 22, 1835, at Steuben- 
ville, O.; resides at Bynumsville, Mo.; was twice married; first, 
April 10, 1855, at Steubenville, O., by Rev. William P. Breed, 
James Hunter, b. February i, 1831, at Steubenville, O.; d. 
June 24, 1868, at West Quincy, Mo.; son of Samuel D. Hunter, 
and his wife Mary Ann Buell. They had issue (surname 

i. Cliarks-Cole, b. January 6, 1856. 
ii. Mary-Davidson, b. August 24, 1857. 
Hi. Ella- Margaretta, b. August 24, 1862. 
iv. Willie-Arimdel, b. July 25, 1866. 

Margaretta Hill Hunter, m., secondly, February 17, 1872, in 
Macon county. Mo., by Rev. John W. Scott, EmERY BiSSEL 
Downer, b. June 8, 1824, in Jefferson county, N. Y., son of 
Avery Downer and Electa Mitchell. 

XIvIII. James Irwin Fechtig,' (Isabella,' Gawin-Irwin,* 

a. Eliza, b. August 10, 1815 ; d. November 12, 1822. 
Hi. William-Bushby, b. September 3, 1817; d. May 18, 1877; 

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

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

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

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

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

Beatty Family. 97 

James,' William," James,'' John,') b. September 30, 1820, in 
Hagerstown, Md.; d. August 31, i860; m. May 7, 1846, at 
Hagerstown, Md. , by Rev. David Steele, Catharinb Jane 
Emmert, b. April 8, 1826, in Meadville, Washington county, 
Md., daughter of Michael Emmert and Addie Myers. They 
had issue (surname Fechtig): 

i. Alice-Ann, b. April 11, 1847 ; d. December 1, 1848. 
a. Clara-Jane, b. August 18, 1848 ; m. Allen Yingling, b. 
October 31, 1841, and they bad (surname Yingling) Katie, 
Harvey- Allen, Margaret and Walter. 
Hi. Michael-Emmert, b. November 17, 1850. 
iv. Isabella-Beatty, b. December 6, 1851 ; d. April 13, 1854. 
V. Millard- Fillmore, b. March 14, 1856. 
vi. Annie-Amelia, b. June 20, 1858 ; d. May, 1860. 

98 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 



I. William Boj.s,' son of Frederick Boas/ was born in 
1739, in t he Cantod of Zu rich, not far from the city of Berne, 
Switzerland. He was ot tiie Reformed faith, as "all his 
fathers were,'" some of his ancestors being distinguished min- 
isters in the church of Zwingli. William passed through a 
regular course of scientific and theological training at the 
University of Halle, after which he, in 1770, came to America 
under the auspices of the congregations at Berne, but not with 
the necessary credentials from the Fathers of the Reformed 
church in Holland, from whom that denomination in this 
country reqeived its authority. In the Cotal minutes of the 
Reformed church for the year 1771, mention is made of the 
fact that he "had been joyfully expected from Europe for 
several years ; that he had now arrived, but that Cotus felt 
disappointed because he brought no testimonials with him ; 
that they declined, on that account, receiving him. ' ' However, 
the congregation at Reading, Pa., earnestly petitioned Cotus 
that he might be given them as their pastor, because they had 
been so long destitute. The Fathers in Holland were very 
tenacious of their rights, and warned Cotus against acknowl- 
edging the Reverend Boas a member, but had the considera- 
tion, in 1773, to say : " As Pennsylvania is a free country, we 
cannot drive him away from his congregation," by whom he 
was dearly loved. He labored faithfully in the Master's vine- 
yard, and Cotus, in a letter to the Fathers, under date of May, 
1777, bestowed the highest praise upon Rev. Mr. Boas, stating 
" that his congregation in Reading is in a most flourishing con- 
dition, through his industry and zeal ; that he is at this time a 
learned and expert laborer in the kingdom of Christ ; that he 
is beloved, not only in Reading, but by all the members of 
Cotus." About the year 1781, he resigned the charge of the 
Reading church, to which he had been a faithful pastor for 

Boas Family. 99 

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

t. John; was a hatter by trade, and d. in Reading, Pa.; m. 

Herbein, and bad, among otbers, John and 

ii. William; removed to Allentown, Pa., where be succeeded 
Charles Desbler— whose daughter be bad married — in 
merchandising . He was register and recorder of Lebigh 
county, and held other offices of honor. Of bis children, 
we have the names of Dr. Charles, d. s. p.; William, 
Henry-Jacob, and Mary-Ann. 
Hi. Susanna; m. [Samuel] Wanner, of Kutztown, Berks county, 
Pa., and bad, (surname Wanner), William, Samuel, Cath- 
arine. Maria, d. s. p., and Harriet, 
iv. Daniel; ^as also a batter; d. in Reading; m., and had, 
among others, William, Augustus, Franklin O., Jacob, a 
minister of the Gospel ; Obediah and Jeremiah. 
2. V. Jacob, b. 1779 ; m. Sarah Dick. 

vi. Catharine; m. Frederick Rapp, and bad, among others, 
(surname Rapp) William, Anna, and Susan-Boas. 
8. vii. Frederick, b. July 3, 1785 ; m. Elizabeth Krause. 

via. Barbara; m. Jacob Levan, a coppersmith, residing in 
Kutztown, and bad (surname Levan) Hester, m. Mr. 
Bunstine, Elmina, and Juliann. 

II. Jacob Boas,' (William,' Frederick,') b. 1779, at Read- 
ing, Pa.; d. October 8, 1815, at Harrisburg, Pa. He learned, 

100 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

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

4. i. WilUam-JDich, b. September 6, 1803) m. Martha Smith 


5. a. Jacoh-Dick, b. October 5, 1806 ; m., first, Elizabeth Seller ; 

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

6. iv. Augustus-Frederick, b. March 1, 1813 ; m. Emma Elizabeth 


7. V. Daniel-Bick, b. February 19, 1816 ; m. Margaret Bates. 

III. Frederick Boas,' (William,' Frederick,^) b. July 3, 
1785, at Reading, Pa.; d. June 13, 1817, at Philadelphia, Pa. 
He learned the trade of coppersmith and tin-plate worker at 
Reading, Pa., but commenced business for himself at Reading. 
He removed to Harrisburg, Pa., in 18 11, where he carried on 
his trade successfully. He was an enterprising citizen, and, 
although quiet and unobtrusive, a representive man in the 
community. He m.. May 17, 1811, Flizabeth KrauSE, b. 
September 23, 1796, in I^ebanon, Pa.; d. April 23, 1847, in 
Harrisburg, Pa. ; dau. of David Krause and Regina Orth. They 
had issue : 

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

9. ii. Frederick^Krause, b. April 5, 1815 ; m. Sarah C. Nolen. 

IV. Wii,i,iAM Dick Boas,* (Jacob,' William,' Frederick,') 
b. September 6, 1803, in Reading, Pa. ; d. May 20, 1889, at 
Harrisburg, Pa. ; learned the art of printing with George Getz, 
of Reading, on the Berks and Schuylkill Journal, and afterward 

Boas Family. 101 

worked at his profession in Philadelphia, Allen town, and Har- 
risburg. In 1837, he purchased an interest in the Reporter 
office, at Harrisburg, in partnership, first, with Samuel D. 
Patterson, and then with "William F. Copeland, retiring in 1842. 
During this period, he was printer of the journals and bills of 
the House and Senate. He was cashier and clerk in the State 
Treasury Department during the administrations of Bickel, 
Bailey, Magraw, and McGrath, about nine years in all; was a 
clerk in the Surveyor General's office, and four years prothono- 
tary of the county of Dauphin. From 1866 to 1868, he was one 
of the publishers of the Patriot. Mr. Boas m. March, 1828, 
Martha Smith Ingram, b. November 30, 1808; d. August 
23, 1850, in Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue: 

t. Jacob-Bick, b. November 10, 1830; d. December 8, 1840. 
ii. Margaretrlngram. 
Hi. Emma-Elizabeth. 

V. Jacob Dick Boas,* (Jacob,' William,^ Frederick,^) b. 
Octobers, 1806, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. there March 28, 1887. 
After his father's death, went to live with his uncle, Jacob 
Levan, at Kutztown, where he remained until his fifteenth 
year, when he went to learn the trade of hatter. He subse- 
quently worked as a journeymen until 1 831, when he estab- 
lished himself in business at AUentown, Pa. A year or two 
after, he was chosen a member of the borough council, and, in 
1 840, elected treasurer of the county of I^ehigh. He represented 
the district in the State Senate during the years 1847, 1848, 
and 1849. In 1850, he removed to Harrisburg, where he es- 
tablished himself in the jewelry business, in which he was suc- 
ceeded by his son. With Mr. Forster he was afterwards en- 
gaged in the forwarding business until his election as sheriff of 
Dauphin county in i860. In 1868, he was appointed United 
States ganger in the Internal Revenue Department of the 
Government, resigning upon being elected Mayor of the city of 
Harrisburg, in 1873, which office he held one term. Mr. Boas 
m. in 1831, Elizabeth Seiler, b. April 12, 1807; d. August 
26, 1850, in Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter of Christian Seller. 
They had issue : 

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i. Sarah-Elizabeth, m. Jacob Horter Smith, of Philadelphia, 
and had (surname Smith) Bessie, SalUe, and Sdith. 

a. CharUs-Augustus, b. 1835 ; d. 1886 ; m. Mary A. Reel, and 
had Charles-Boss and Sarah-Beel. 

Jacob D. Boas m., secondly, Mrs. Emei.ine Yeakle 
KrausE; d. November, 1873, in Harrisburg, Pa.; s.p. 

VI. Augustus Frederick Boas,* (Jacob,' William," Fred- 
rick,') b. March i, 1813, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. Oct. 22, 
1894 at Reading, Pa. He studied law at AUentown with 
Charles Davis a leading lawyer there, and was admitted to the 
Lehigh county bar, February i, 1836; it is not known if he 
ever practiced his profession, for shortly after, on returning to 
Reading, he became a clerk in the Berks County Bank. In 
1855, he was largely interested in the lumber trade, and subse- 
quently the banking business. During the Rebellion, he sold 
for the Government about fifteen million dollars' worth of 
bonds. Mr. Boas m. Emma Elizabeth Boyer, daughter of 
Jacob K. Boyer, of Reading. They had issue : 

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

ii. Edward-Payson, m. and resides in Reading, Pa. 
in. Martha-Jane, m. William S. Manus ; resides at Thurlow, 
near Philadelphia, Pa. 

iv. Emma-Elizabeth, m. William A. Sober, a lawyer, at Sun- 
bury, Pa. 

V. Catharine-M. 

VII. Daniel Dick Boas,* (Jacob," William," Frederick,') 
b. February 19, 1816, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. May 9, 1878, in 
Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried. Received the limited edu- 
cation afforded by the public schools prior to the establishment 
of the common-school system. In 1843, was appointed a 
clerk in the Harrisburg post-office, a position he held until 
the year 1845, when he went into business with O. Bellman, 
and subsequently established himself in the lumber trade, in 
which he was successfully engaged at the time of his death. 
He was a public-spirited and enterprising citizen, and his life 
was a useful one. He was church- warden and treasurer of 
St. Stephen's Episcopal church, Harrisburg — a marble tablet 
and memorial window within that edifice bear testimony to his 

Boas Family. 103 

services and virtues. Mr. Boas m. Margaret Bates ; b. 
August I, 1819; d, May 20, 1889, at Harrisburg. They bad 
issue : 

i. Sarah-Tijler, m. John Wister, iron manufacturer, of Dun- 
cannon, Pa., and had issue (surname Wister) Jane-Boas- 
d. s. p., Elizabeth, Sarah-Logan and Margaret. 

ii. William-Stuart \ d. 1894, unm. 

Hi. Jane-Eliza, m. Joseph Wood, and had issue (surname Wood) 
William-JBoas, Cooper and Margaretta. 

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

V. Helen-Margaret ; m. John W. Reily. 

VIII. Elmina Elizabeth Boas,* (Frederick,' William," 
Frederick,^) b. July 7, 1813, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. October 
10, 1884, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. William Jennings, b. Sep- 
tember 23, 1807, in Juniata valley. Pa.; d. October 6, 1875, 
in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried ; son of William Jennings, 
who raised a company for the war of 1812-14, but who died 
suddenly before the company left home ; he went to Harris- 
burg, Pa., about the year 1823, to learn blacksmithing, subse- 
quently establishing a foundry, which he successhiUy carried 
on until near the close of his life. He was an enterprising cit- 
izen, active and influential in the public affairs of the munici- 
pality from 1830 to 1850, and in the church, of which he and 
his wife were consistent members, (the first Methodist,) prom- 
inent and zealous. They had issue (surname Jennings): 

i. Elmer-Frederick, b. May, 1833 ; d. December 22, 1876. 
10. ii. William- Wesley, b. July 22, 1838 ; m. Emma Van Horn. 

Hi. Elizaheth-M., b. September 3, 1843; m. B. Prank Scheffer 
October 15, 1867, of Harrisburg, and had issue (surname 
Schefier), Theodore-William and Nellie-Boas, 
iv. Elmina- Begina, b. January 8, 1845 ; d. August 17, 1846. '' 
V. Mary-Emma, b. September 26, 1847 ; d. January 16, 1857. 
vi. Fannie-Boas, b. March 9, 1854 ; d. December 23, 1869. 

IX. Frederick Krause Boas,* (Frederick,' William,' 
Frederick,^) b. April 5, 1815, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. February 
15, 1 89 1. In 1825 he went into the printing office of Messrs. 
Krause & Cameron to learn that art, where he continued three 
years. In 1829 and 1830 he was a mercantile clerk, and after- 

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ward went oiie year to school. The latter part of 1831 he was 
again in mercantile life, in which he remained until August, 
1832, when he entered the post-office at Harrisburg, under 
James Peacock. In the meantime he studied law under his 
uncle, David Krause, and was admitted to the Dauphin county 
bar, August 22, 1837. He opened his law office in 1838, but 
remained connected with the post-office department until 1843, 
assisting in the accounts, etc. In that year he entered into 
law partnership with David Krause, under the firm name of 
Krause & Boas. In 1845 Mr. Krause was appointed presiding 
judge of the Montgomery county district, from which time 
Mr. Boas continued the practice of his profession ; he was ap- 
pointed by Governor Porter aid on his staff, with the rank of 
colonel, which he held from 1839 to 1845 ; was school director 
from 1839 to 1848, being treasurer of the board from 1840 to 
1842, and also served in the borough council six years, from 
1847 to 1853. Colonel Boas m., February 6, 1 871, Sarah 
Catharine Nolen, dau. of William and Maria H. Nolen, of 
Harrisburg, Pa.; no issue. 

X. William Wesley Jennings, ° (Elmina-Elizabeth,* 
Frederick,' William,' Frederick,') b. July 22, 1838, in Har- 
risburg, Pa.; d. February 28, 1894. He attended the public 
schools of Harrisburg until his fifteenth year, when he com- 
menced to learn the trade of iron-molder in his father's 
foundry. From i860 to 1875 he was engaged in the iron busi- 
ness. During the war of the Rebellion he raised the One Hun- 
dred and Twenty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
a nine months' regiment, and was in the battles of Fredericks- 
burg and Chancellorsville. (For a history of the regiment, see 
History of Dauphin county, Pa., p. 202.) Shortly after being 
mustered out of service, the Gettysburg campaign opened, and 
Colonel Jennings was placed in command of the Twenty -sixth 
Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. The following account con- 
cerning it we have from Jacobs' ' ' Battle of Gettysburg : " " The 
Twenty-sixth regiment arrived at Gettysburg on Friday the 
26th of June, and by order of Major Haller, although contrary 
to the earnest remonstrances of Jennings, colonel of the regiment, 
was sent forward at 10.30 a. m., on the Chambersburg turnpike. 

Boas Family. 105 

This was a suicidal movement of a handful chiefly of inexpe- 
rienced men, in the face of a large body of experienced troops. 
The rebels afterwards laughed at the folly of the order. But, 
advancing to the distance of about three miles westward, our 
little band encamped and threw out their pickets. At about 
3 p. m., the rebels in force made their appearance, and cap- 
tured nearly all their pickets, forty in number. Colonel Jen- 
nings, who had on several occasions shown himself to be an 
officer as skillful as he is cool and brave, seeing the trap into 
which he had been led, immediately, upon sight of the enemy, 
divided the regiment into three squads, in order to deceive 
them with the appearance of a large body of infantry. The 
deception proved so far successful that the rebels did not press 
them, fearing that a direct attack might prove more serious 
than a mere skirmish. Jennings' command, however, hastily 
retreated eastward over the fields and by country roads, occa- 
sionally skirmishing with the enemy's cavalry, which was sent 
in prursuit of them ; and after losing one hundred and twenty 
men of their number near Hunterstown, and zigzagging very 
firequently, being often within hearing distance of their pursu- 
ers, they reached Harrisburgon Sunday the 27th of June, much 
fatigued, having marched fifty-four out of sixty continuous 
hours. Too much praise cannot be awarded Colonel Jennings 
for the skillful manner in which he conducted this retreat and 
saved the regiment from capture. ' ' From 1 863 to 1 866, Colonel 
Jennings served as sheriff of the county of Dauphin, and again 
firom 1876 to 1879. At the breaking out of the railroad riots 
in July, 1877, Colonel Jennings was absent from home, but, 
hastening to the State capital, he at once assumed control, or- 
ganized the citizens, and restored peace to the city, seriously 
threatened with mob violence. His example was favorably com- 
mented upon at the time, not only by the newspaper press in 
general, but by the Governor of the State in his annual mes- 
sage, and was deserving of all praise. Upon the death of Mr. 
Calder, president of the First National Bank of Harrisburg, in 
1880, he was elected to that position, in which he continued 
until his decease, and also president of the Commonwealth 
Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company. In 1884, he was 

106 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

chosen a director of the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company. 
Colonel Jennings m., December 17, 1861, Emma Van Horn, 
Ta. November 26, 1842. They had issue (surname Jennings): 

i. Frederick-Boas, b. November 13, 1862 ; d. February 28, 1870. 
ii. Mary, b. September 7, 1864. 

Hi. William, b. August 18, 1868; m., October 13, 1892; Jean 
Belle West, dau. of Rev. William A. West, and have 
issue : 
1. Dorothy, b. December 2, 1893. 
iv. Fannie, b. January 7, 1870. 
■V. Harry, b. March 31, 1872. 

Bamberger Family. 107 


I. Christian Bomberger,^ and Maria, his wife, emigrated 
from Eshelbnin, Baden, Germany, and arrived in Pennsylvania 
on the 1 2th day of May, 1722. He took up and settled upon 
a tract of land in Warwick township, Ivancaster county, a por- 
tion of which remains in the possession of his descendants to 
this day. The original patent bears date May 22, 1734, andin- 
cluded 548 acres in the survey. This patent is now in the 
hands of reverend Christian Bomberger, a preacher of the 
Mennonite church. The first Christian died prior to 1750, and 
left, among other children : 

2. i. John, b. 1703 ; m. Mary Bausman. 

3. M. Christian; m.. a,ndih.aA issne. 

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

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

4 ii. John, b. January 81, 1739 ; m. Catharine Flora. 

5 Hi. Christian, b. 1740 ; m. Elizabeth. Dussinger. 

iv. Joseph, b. 1742 ; m. and had Peter, who settled in Canada. 
V. Jacoi, b. 1744. He received the rudiments of a German 
education at Lititz, and was brought up on his father's 
farm. During the Provincial era, he served as an officer 
in the Second battalion of the Pennsylvania troops, 
under General Forbes and Colonel Bouquet. During 
the Revolution, he was some time in service, but turn- 
ing his attention to religion, he began to study such 
theological works as were within his reach. After 
the peace of 1783, he went into the "Western country, 
and for many years missionated among the Indians in 
the Northwest. During the war of 1812-14, well ad- 
vanced in life, he returned to Pennsylvania, and re- 
mained with his friends. He died near Harrisburg, Pa. , 
on the 4th of August, 1829, at the age of eighty-five, 
and was buried in Shearer's burying-ground. The 

108 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

labors of Mr. Bomberger, for many years, were of that 
self-sacrificing spirit and devotedness which proved 
that others there were beside the zealous Jesuit and 
the faithful Moravian whose religious fervor and Christ- 
like example stand out as shining lights in the galaxy 
of the followers of the doctrines and teachings of Jesus 
of Nazareth. 

III. Christian Bomberger,' (Christian,') m. and had 
issue, among others : 

6. i. John, m. Maria Reist. 
ii. Christian. 

Hi. Jacob, d. s. p. 
iv. Joseph; m. Miss Erb; settled near Manheim, Lancaster 

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

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


IV. John Bomberger,' (John,' Christian,') b., January 31, 

1739, in "Warwick township, I^ancaster county. Pa.; d., May 6, 
1798, near Middletown, Pa.; m. Catharine ! Flora. They 
had issue : 

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

7. ii. John, b. April 11, 1763 ; m., first, Rachel Blattenbersrer ; 

secondly, Elizabeth (Caufiman) Heppich. 
Hi. Joseph, b. 1772 ; d. March 20, 1814 ; unm. 

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

V. Michael, d. s. p. 

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

V. Christian Bomberger,' (John,' Christian,') b., about 

1740, in I<ancaster county. Pa.; m., first, Kuzabeth Dussin- 
GER ; m. secondly, Julia Dussinger ; and there was issue, 
among others : 

i. Joseph; m. and had two sons, one of whom, Elias, removed 

to Virginia. 
ii. David ; m. and left issue — Isaac and Doctor Christian, both 

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

Bomberger Family. 109 

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

VI. John Bomberger," (Christian,' Christian,') ; m. Maria 
ReiST. They had issue : 

i. Christian; m. and settled in Lebanon county, Pa. 
a. John; m. and had, among others, Cliristian and Jacob. 
Hi. Jacob : m. and had Henry. 
iv. Joseph. 

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

county, Pa. 
vi. Daniel. 

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

VII. John Bomberger,* (John,' John,'' Christian,') b. April 
II, 1763; d. September 2, 1847, in Middletown, Pa.; m. first, 
Rachel Blattenberger, b. August 5, 1771 ; d. August 19, 
1 8 14. They had issue : 

i. Catharine, b. December 22, 1796 ; d. May 19, 1829 ; m., 
November 7, 1822, Isaac Simcox, and had fsurname 
Simcox) JRachel, m. Samuel McElfatrick ; and. Abraham. 
9. a. MagdalerM, b. September 16, 1799 ; m. James Bingland. 
Hi. John; killed by a runaway horse ; s. p. 
iv. Miza, b. February 24, 1802 ; d. June 8, 1838 ; m. Jacob 
Albert, and had (surname Albert) John and Elizabeth. 
V. Christiana, b. November 22, 1810 ; d. February 7, 1870 ; m. 
Henry Schreiner, and had, among others, (surname 
Schreiner) Mary, m. Henry A. Etter ; James-B., d. s. 
p. ; Ann, m. Eckert SheafEer ; Henry- J., and Lavinia m. 
John D. Myers 

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

vi. Jacob- Cauffman, b. December 16, 1817, at Middletown, Pa. 
His education was received in the schools of the town, 
which, at that period, was quite limited. His early 
life was passed in merchandising, and subsequently in 
the business of banking. During the sessions of the 
Pennsylvania State Senate for 1851 and 1852, he served 
as assistant clerk of that body ; the year following, upon 

110 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the establishment of the Mechanics Bank, at Harris- 
burg, Pa., as cashier of that institution. Mr. Bom- 
berger subsequently became its sole owner, and through 
his energy, financial tact, and ability, it has become 
one of the most successful banking-houses in Pennsyl- 
vania. For many years Mr. Bomberger held the posi- 
tion of one of the trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital, 
at Harrisburg, under the appointment of the Governor. 
Pew men are held in higher esteem for integrity, and 
in the community where he is among its leading citi- 
zens, he has its respect and confidence. 
vii. Machel; m. Samuel Kunkel. {see Kvmkel record.) 

VIII. Jacob Bomberger,* (John,' John,^ Christian,^) b. 
July 25, 1775, in Dauphin county, Pa.; d. August 21, 1842, at 
Middletown, Pa.; m. Sophia Ettele, b. March 6, 1778; d. 
December 11, 1839, in Middletown, Pa. They had issue: 

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

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

iv. William, b. May 6, 1813 ; m. Sarah Parthemore : resided in 

Fairview township, York county. Pa., and had issue. 
V. Josephs., A. in 1845 ; was a minister of the "Church of 

vi. Catharine, m. David Motter, and had issue ; resided in 
Washington township, Dauphin county, Pa. 

IX. MagdaIvEna Bomberger,'" (John,* John,' John,' Chris- 
tian,^) b. September 16, 1799, in Middletown, Pa.; m. James 
R1NGI.AND, b. December 5, 1795, in Chester county. Pa. His 
father was a native of county Down, Ireland, and came to 
America in 1793; he d. at L,ancaster, Pa., m. 1842. James 
Ringland settled at Middletown, Pa., about 1 821, where he 
entered mercantile life, subsequently establishing himself in 
business, which he successfully carried on. They had issue 
(surname Ringland) : 

n. i. John, b. January 9, 1826 ; m. Margaret E. Smith. 
ii. James, d. April, 1855. 

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

Bomierger Family. Ill 

X. Mary Bombbrgbr,'' (Jacob,* John,' John,' Christian,')- 
b. in Middletown, Pa.; m. August 12, 1828, Jacob Rifb, b. 
March 2, 1805, in Londonderry townsnip, Dauphin county, 
Pa.; son of Henry Rife and Susan Shelly ; he was educated in 
the schools of the time, and worked on a farm until he went 
to learn the tanning trade with William King, of Middletown ; 
afterwards carried on the business for himself, several years, at 
what is known as the Keystone tannery, at the same time con- 
ducting a small farm, now within the limits of that borough.. 
They had issue (surname Rife) : 

t. Susan, m. Lewis P. Brady 

a. Sophia, m. Enoch Matlack. 

iii. Henry- Jacob. 

iv. Mary, m. William C. Ross, of Iowa. 
V. Joseph-B. 

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

mi. Clara-Lauman. 

via. John-Winebrenner, h. August 14, 1846; was educated in 
the common schools and Crittenden's Commercial Col- 
lege, from which latter he graduated in 1862 ; he 
learned tanning with his father, and when the latter 
retired from active business he and his brother Jacob 
took charge of the Keystone steam tannery, where they 
are extensively engaged in the manufacture of leather; 
served in the One Hundred and Forty-fourth regiment, 
Pennsylvania Volunteers ; was elected a member of the 
Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses. 

ix. Jacob-Flake, b. September 29, 1848; was educated in the 
public schools and at the Pennsylvania College, Get- 
tysburg ; he learned the tanning trade with his father, 
and is now associated with his brother, above-named, 
in the business. 

X. William-Bomberger. 

XI. John Ringland,' (Magdalena,^ John,* John,' John,' 
Christian,') b. January 9, 1825, in Middletown, Pa., where he 
now resides. He was educated in the common schools of Mid- 
dletown. At the age of fifteen he entered the Examiner and 
Herald office, at Lancaster, to learn the art of printing, with R. 
White Middleton, who afterwards sold the office and removed 
to Carlisle, where he purchased the Carlisle Herald, John ac- 
companying him, as also back again to Lancaster, when he sold. 

112 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

out the Herald and purchased the Lancaster Union. Here he 
remained until 1845. In 1846, Mr. Ringland commenced the 
study of medicine with Dr. Benjamin J. Wiestling, of Middle- 
town, and graduated from the medical department of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1850. He located at Portsmouth, 
now Middletown, where he entered upon the practice of medi- 
cine ; but was subsequently compelled to relinquish it, owing 
to impaired hearing. In the fall of 1852, he engaged in the 
lumber business at New Cumberland, in which he continued 
until the spring of 1855, when he returned to Middletown, and 
established himself in the drug business. In i860, he was 
elected recorder of deeds and clerk of the orphans' court of 
Dauphin county, and re-elected in 1863. While in Ports- 
mouth, in 1850, a post-office was established there, and Dr. 
Ringland appointed postmaster. He has served as justice of 
the peace, was census enumerator in 1870, and filled various 
borough offices. Dr. Ringland married, in 1850, Margaret 
E. Smith, daughter of Henry Smith, of Middletown. They 
had issue (surname Ringland) : 

L James-He'nry. 

ii. Bobert- Wiestling, d. s. p. 

Hi. John- Augustus. 

iv. Kate-Shelly, d. s. p. 
V. Mary-Jane; m. M. L. Emminger. 

TO. Louisa-Bomber ger. 

vii. Harry-Smith, d. a. p. 
via. Margaret- Smith, d. s. p. 

ix. Anna-Laura. 

X. Edwin-Shott, d. s. p. 

xi. Edith-Matilda, d. s. p. 
xii. Almeda-Zunkel. 

Boyd of Derry. 113 


1. '^ViLi.iAM Boyd/ a native of county Antrim, Province of 
"Ulster, Ireland, emigrated to Pennsylvania prior to 1730, set- 
tling in Derry township. He had a large family of children, 
of whom we have the following : 

i. Sobert, b. 1705, who took up several tracts of land in Derry 

township ; m. and had Elizabeth, Catharine and Mary. 
a. Alexander, h. 1707 ; m. and had Alexander, Bobert, William 

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

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

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

II. William Boyd," (William,') b. 1712, in county Antrim, 
Ireland; d. prior to 1760, in Derry township, I^ancaster county, 
Pa.; m. and had among others the following issue : 

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

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

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

III. William Boyd,' (William," William,^ b. about 1733 
in Derry township, then I,ancaster county, Pennsylvania. He 
was brought up as a farmer, became quite prominent in Pro- 

114 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

vincial days, and was an officer during the French and Indian 
war, and the struggle for independence. He belonged to the 
Paxtang Boys, whose zeal in defense of their firesides com- 
pelled them to destroy the murdering savages of Conestoga. 
During the latter part of his life, he served in the commission 
of a justice of the peace. He was one of the charter members 
of I^odge 21, at Paxtang, and its second Master. In his will, 
he leit a legacy to the lodge 's-charity fund. Mr. Boyd died 
May 17, 1808, and is buried in Derry church graveyard. He 
m. JENNETT Brisben. They had issue : 

i. James, b. 1759. 
6. ii. John, b. 1761 ; m. Mary Williams. 

in. Jermett, b. 1763 ; m. Moore. 

iv. Mary, b. 3765 ; m. Strawbridge. 

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

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

i. Margaret, b. October 12, 1763 ; d. September, 1826 ; m. 

James Wilson. 
ii. Mary, b. October 6, 1765 ; d. February 18, 1814 ; m. William 

Prazer, b. 1763; d. January 19, 1816. 
Hi. William, b. August 20, 1767 ; d. September 19, 1803 ; m. 

Mary iDrr. 
iv. JeoM, b. June 13, 1770 ; d. October 26, 1826 ; m. September 

8, 1791, John Craig. 
V. Eleanor, b. August 20, 1772 ; d. January 5, 1810 ; m. James 

Rogers, of Hanover. 
vi. Baehel, b. December 24, 1774 ; d. ; m. William 

Hamilton, of Derry. 
vii. Esther, b. April 23, 1779 ; d. unm. 
via. Elizabeth, (twinj b. April 23, 1779 ; m. Moses Wilson, of 


V. Joseph Boyd,' (William,' William,^ b. 1740 ; d. Sep- 
tember 20, 1781, in Londonderry township, Dauphin county, 
Pennsylvania ; m. in 1766, by Reverend John Elder, Eliza- 
beth Wallace, daughter of Robert Wallace, b. 1746; d. 

Boyd of Derry. 115 

April 13, 1802, in lyondonderry township, Dauphin county, 
Pennsylvania ; both buried in old Derry church graveyard. 
They had issue : 

7. i. Mary, b. 1768 ; m. "William Baird. 

a. Margaret, b. 1770 ; m. "William McDonald, of Dickinson 
township, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. 
Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1772 ; d. October 15, 1805. 
iv. Ann, b, 1774. 

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

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

V VI. John Boyd,* ("William,' William," William,') b. 
about 1 761, in Derry township, Lancaster county. Pa.; d. 
April 6, 1799, at Harrisburg, Pa. He was one of the first 
settlers in the new town, locating there in 1785 — the year it 
was laid out — and became quite prominent and influential. He 
m., the year previous, Mary Williams, dau. of George Wil- 
liams, b. 1761, in Paxtang township ; d. September 25, 1844, 
at Harrisburg, and there buried. They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. July 21, 1785 ; d. s. p. 

ii. William, b. November 12, 1786.; d. July 1, 1805, at Balti- 
more, Md. 
m. George, b. July 17, 1788 ; d. inf. 
iv. Elizabeth, (twin,) b. July 17, 1788. 
9. V. James-Butherford, b October 13, 1790 ; m. first, Margaret 
Emerson ; second, Eliza Keller ; third, Eliza Sloan 
vii. John-Brisben, b. June 27, 1793 ; d. June 12, 1804. 
10. TOM. George- Williams, b. November 12, 1796; m'. Elizabeth S. 

After the death of John Boyd, his widow m. Stacy Potts, 
concerning whom, as he was a man of mark, we haA;e this in- 
formation : Thomas Potts, the ancestor of Stacy Potts, was a 
Quaker, who emigrated firom England with his wife and child- 
ren, in company with Mahlon Stacy and his family, in the ship 
" Shield," and landed at Burlington, N. J., in the winter of 
1678, she being the first ship that went so far up the Delaware. 
Stacy was a leading man in the Society of Friends and in the 
government of West Jersey. At Trenton, 1731, Stacy Potts 
was bom. He received a good education, and learned the 

116 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

trade of a tanner, a business whicli he successfully carried on 
at least up to the time of the Revolution. . Mr. Potts seems to 
have been a very enterprising and public-spirited citizen. In 
1776, besides owning a tannery, he built the steel-works on 
Front street. Trenton, and after the close of the Revolution 
was largely interested in the erection of a paper-mill in the 
same locality. This was prior to the publication of Collins' 
Bible. In December, 1788, it was advertised by its proprie- 
tors, Stacy Potts and John Reynolds, as "now nearly com- 
pleted." About this period Stacy Potts removed to Harris- 
burg, Pa. It is difficult to divine what were his motives in 
leaving his native town, where he was very popular, and with 
his ample competency, to settle in the then new town on the 
Susquehanna. His second marriage may, perchance, have had 
somewhat to do with his removal from Trenton. Going to 
Harrisburg, he made large purchases of land, and whether it was 
due to this fact, or his agreeable manner, Stacy Potts became 
quite prominent ; was chosen to the I,egislature in 1791 and 
in 1792. During the mill-dam troubles of 1794-95, M!r. Potts 
was quite active, and was one of the committee of citizens who 
were willing to take upon themselves all responsibility accru- 
ing by the destruction of the obnoxious dam. He served as 
burgess of the borough, and was a member of the Town Coun- 
cil. From 1799 to 1803 he again represented Dauphin county 
in the State Legislature. About the year 1805, he returned to 
Trenton ; subsequently became mayor of that city, an office he 
held for several years. He died in that city April 28, 1816, 
in his eighty-fifth year. Mr. Potts was thrice married. "We 
have no knowledge as to his first wife. He married, secondly. 
Miss Gardiner, of Philadelphia, a Presbyterian lady of superior 
intelligence. She died at Harrisburg in 1799. His third wife 
was Mrs. Mary Boyd. Upon the death of Mr. Potts, his widow 
removed to Harrisburg, where she resided with her son, George 
W. Boyd, until her death in 1844. 

VII. Mary Boyd,* (Joseph,' William/ William,') b. 1768, 
in Derry township, I^ancaster county. Pa.; d. 1866, in West 
Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa.; m. William Baird. 
They had issue, (surname Baird): 

Boyd of Derry. 117 

i. James, b. 1794. 
11. a. Joseph-Boyd, b. October, 1796 ; m. Mary Todd. 

m. William, b. 1798 ; m. McNair. 

TO. Elizabeth, b. 1800. 

V. John, b. 1802. 
V. Wallace, b. 1804 ; d. September 2, 1858 ; m. Martha Todd. 

VIII. William Boyd,* (Joseph," William" William,') b. 
1776 ; removed to. and died in Cumberland county, Pa.; m. 
June 4, 1807, Martha Cowden, daughter of James and Mary- 
Co wden. They had issue. 

i. Elizabeth, m. Dallas. 

a. James, m. McMurray. 
Hi. Joseph, 
iv. Matthew. 
V. William 
vi. Edward, 
vii. Martha, 
via. Mary. 

IX. James Rutherford Boyd,' (John,* William,' Wil- 
liam," William,') b. October 13, 1790, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
December 29, 1865. He learned the trade of cabinet-making, 
at Trenton, New Jersey, and for many years successfully car- 
ried on that business. He served as third sergeant in Captain 
Richard M. Grain's company, the Harrisburg Artillerists, in 
the war of 18 14, and for a long time was a member of the 
borough council. Mr. Boyd was thrice married; m., first, 
Margaret Emerson; d. May 24, 1824. They had issue : 

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

issue (surname Cresap) Mary, Boyd, Node, and William. 
a. JohnrB., b. December 26, 1815; d. March 26, 1862; m. Car- 
oline E. Truman, and had Armie, Truman, Margaret, 
Albert, Peter, and Caroline, d. s. p. 
Hi. Sarah-Ann, b. March 29, 1818 ; d. October 8, 1854 ; m. John 
B. Bratton, and had Laura, and Edward. 

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

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

118 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Mr. Boyd m., thirdly, February 3, 1831, by Rev. William 
R. DeWitt, EivizA Si^oanBaird, b. Dec. 21, 1800 ; d. Febru- 
ary 5, 1886; daughter of Robert Sloan and Sarah McCormick. 
They had issue : 

V. Bobert-Sloan, d. 1884. 
vi. Isdbella-MeCormick, b. October 4, 1833 ; d. February 10, 

vii. George- William, m. Nettie Hershey. 
via Miza-Potts, m. James Murphy ; reside in Philadelphia. 
ix. Maria; d. at Harrisburg, Pa. 

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

X. George Williams Boyd,° (John,* William,' William,' 
William,') b. November 12, 1796, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
August 31, 1863. He was a chair-maker, and carried on the 
business many years at Harrisburg. Was also a member of 
the council of that borough, and a man of influence in the 
community. He m. October 31, 1822, by Rev. William R. 
DeWitt, D. D., Elizabeth S. Mish, b. November 23, 1802 ; 
d. March 26, 1849, in Harrisburg, Pa., and, with her husband, 
there buried. They had issue : 

12. i. John-Brishen, m. Elizabeth J. Carson. 
a. Jacdb-Mish, m. 

Hi Elizabeth, m. William S. Rowson, civil engineer; reside 
at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and had issue (surname 
Rowson) Mary and William, 
iv. Mary-Ellen, m. John B. Bratton, of Carlisle, Pa., and had 
issue (surname Bratton) Mary, Bessie, John-Brisben, 
and Georgie. 
V. Catharine- Mish. 
vi. Carolina- Virginia, m. John H. Tennent, of Alabama ; reside 

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

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

Boyd of Derry. 119 

I. Martha-Ann, b. February 3, 1886 ; m. October 12, 1854, John 
Smith ; reside in Taylorsville, Christian county, Illi- 
a. Harriet-Jemima, b. May 12. 1838. 

Hi. Caroline- Todd, b. May 14, 1841 ; m. January 11, 1866, 
Manlius T. Leachman ; reside in Christian county, 
iv. Francina. 

XII. John Brisben Boyd,° (George -Williams,^ John,* Wil- 
liam,' William,^ William,') b. September 4, 1824, in Harris- 
burg, Pa., where he resides; m., in 1849, Elizabeth J. Car- 
son ; b. in Harrisbiirg, Pa.; daughter of William M. Carson 
and Sarah Kunkel. They had issue : 

i. Emma-Louise, m. William H. Henderson, and had Anna, 
ii. Elizabeth- Carson, m. Mordaunt L. Harrington. 

120 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


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

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

U. George, b. October 27, 1548 ; m. August 31, 1572, Christiana 
MuUer, and had Dorothea, who m. Adam Diller, of An- 
delfing ; John and Elizabeth. 

Hi. Anna, b. April 7, 1550. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1554. 

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

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

vii. Agnes, b. November 27, 1569. 

II. John Bucher," (Claus,') b. February 13, 1547 ; m. 
October 18, 1572, Elizabeth I^utzen , of EUenhausen . They 
had issue : 

i. Anna, b, July 17, 1573 ; m. first, May 5, 1594, Jacob 
Veith ; m. second, in 1607, George Yunker, of Wick- 
ii. Barbara, b. August 9, 1578; m. Conrad Mosher. 
Hi. Martin, b. July 18, 1680 ; m. November 18, 1605, Agatha 
Kohrbaus, of Barrington, and had Martin, Casper, b. 
October 24, 1609, and Catharine; m. second, Anna 
Ulmer, and had John, who m. October 25, 1642, Doro- 
thea Blank. 

f Coat o/^rms.— Shield, azure, and centre argent, on which is a 
beech tree, eradicated, vert, on which hang's a hunter's horn, 
stringed, or. Crest. — The tree and horn as on the shield. 

Bucher Family. 121 

3. %v. John, b. January 20, 1583 ; m. Barbara Rysohaoker. 

V. Stephen, b. January 80, 1584. 
vi Catharine, b. February 16, 1589. 

III. John Bucher,' (John,' Claus,^ b. January 20, 1583 ; 
m. November 15, 1604, Barbara Ryschacker, of Freithaler. 
They had issue : 

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

4. iv. John, b. December 4, 1619 ; m. Maria Burtin. 

V. Elizabeth, b. April 14, 1622. 

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

X. Catharine, b. August 1, 1645; m. John Kolbmar, M. D. 
it. Dorothea, b. May 31, 1650 ; m. Jeremiah Oswald. 

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

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

7. V. John-Conrad, b. 1656 ; m. Margaretta Mentrengern. 

8. vi. John-Jacob, b. 1658 ; m. Elizabeth Steiner. 

V. John Bucher,' (John,* John,' John,' Claus,') b. 1652; 
clerk of the courts, 1683 ; Vog-i, (magistrate,) April 15, 1696; 
Oberlandtmeister, (superintendent of woods and forests,) April 
14, 1702 ; Zumftmeister, (master of a corporation or guild,) 
July I, 1703 ; Obervogtuber Lohn, (master of loans,) August 
24, 1705 ; m. Maria Bellar. They had issue : 

i. John, b. May 2, 1676. 

a. Henry, b. January 10, 1678. 
Hi. Anna-Maria, b. April 16, 1679 ; m. J. Fogle. 

iv. Margaretta, b. September 7, 1680. 

V. Barbara, b. June 24, 1683. 

vi. Ferdinand, (first), b. August 12, 1685 ; died in infancy. 
vii. Ferdinand, (second,) b. April 7, 1691. 

VI. Henry Bucher," (John,* John,' John,' Claus,^) b. 
1654; Hauptman uber eine stadtcomp., (chief burgess ;) Wage- 
meister in der Obersee waag, (weighmaster,) Oberzee, July 2, 
1683 ; m. Barbara Biggler. They had issue : 

122 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Maria, b. July 19, 1672; m. William Moorbaoh. 

M. Veronica, (first,) b. May 20, 1674. 

Hi. Casper, b. February 1, 1677. 

iv. John, (first,) b. June 2, 1679. 

V. John, (second,) b. July 7, 1680. 

vi. Henry, b. July 30, 1682 ; d. July 8, 1753 ; groldschmidt ; m. 
August 22, 1706, Catharine Veitb, and had Barbara, 
Henry, John, Conrad, Catharine, John-Casper, b. June 6, 
1720, and John-George. 

vii. Veronica, (second,) b. July 24, 1686. 

VII. John Conrad Bucher," (John,* John,' John,' Claus,') 
b. 1656; d. August 30, 1739 ; m. MargarettaMentrengern. 
They had issue : 

i. Margaret, b. June 22, 1690. 
a. John, (first,) b. May 30, 1691. 
Hi. Magdalena, b. May 16, 1693. 
iv. Barbara, b. December 19, 1695 ; m. 1715, Sebastin Nie- 

wiler, of Englisshausen. 
V. Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1698 ; m. J. Conrad Swenck. 
vi. Dorothy, b. June 14, 1700 ; m. George Shultze. 
vii. John, (second,) b. April 4, 1703; goldschmidt ; m., first; 

Elizabeth Veith ; m., second, Elizabeth Stabin. 
viii. Catharine, b. July 9, 1706. 
ix. Ursula, b. August 9, 1713. 

VIII. John Jacob Bucher," (John,* John,' John,' Claus,') 
b. 1658; d. July 28, 1707; May 16, 1687, Grosswaidei, (an 
officer of the court;) m. November 5, 1685, Elizabeth 
Steiner. They had issue : 

i. Maria, b. April 30. 1691. 

a. John, b. July 9, 1692. 
Hi. Emanuel, (first,) b. February 3, 1695. 
iv. Elizabeth, (first,) b. July 6, 1696. 

V. Emanuel, (second,) b. August 1, 1697. 
9. vi. John-Jacob, b. January 1, 1699 ; m. Dorothea Burgauer. 
vii. Emanuel, (third,) b. June 30, 1700. 
viii. John-Henry, b. May 24, 1702. 
ix. Bernhart, b. June 1, 1704. 

X. Elizabeth, (second,) b. June 15, 1706. 

IX. John Jacob Bucher,' LL. D., (John-Jacob,' John,* 

Bucher Family. 123 

Jolin,' John,' Claus,') b. January i, 1699 ; d. in 1788 ; Landvogt 
im Neukirch, (Governor of Neukirch ;)* m. December 13, 1725, 
Dorothea Burgauer. They had issue : 

i. Anna-Maria, (first,) b. November 2, 1726. 
ii. John-Jacob, b. August 9, 1728. 
10. in. John-Conrad, b. June 10, 1730 ; m. Mary Magdalena 
iv. Mary-Elizaheth, b. May 16, 1732 ; d. Marob 26, 1826 ; m. 
first, Doctor Ott; m. secondly, tbe Hon. John Conrad 
Pyre ; d. February 22, 1812. 
V. Anna-Maria, (second,) b. August 19, 1734. 
vi. John, b. August 26, 1787. 

X. John Conrad Bucher'' (John-Jacob,' John-Jacob," 
John,* John,' John,' Claus,^) b. June 10, 1730, in Neukirch, 
Canton of Schafthausen, Switzerland. Educated for the min- 
istry of the German Reformed Church at the Universities of 
Marburg and St. Gall. Arrived in the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania, November i, 1755. The French and Indian war being 
in progress he entered the Provincial army, and was com- 
missioned ensign April i, 1758, and stationed at Fort Louther, 
Carlisle. Served in Forbes' great expedition against Fort 
Duquesne in the summer and autumn of 1758. April 19, 1760, 
he was promoted to a lieutenancy, and July 12, 1764, commis- 
sioned as adjutant, and promoted to a captaincy on the 31st of 
the same month. His several commissions on parchment are 
in custody of his descendants in Harrisburg, Pa. He served 
in Bouquet's expeditions against the Indians in 1763 and 1764; 
they fought the battle of Bushy Run, August 5, 1763, the 
^eatest battle on record between the whites and Indians {Penna 
Arch. sec. series, vol. 2). As remuneration to the officers for 
their services, the Proprietaries appropriated twenty-four 
thousand acres of land to be distributed among them accord- 
ing to rank, of which Captain Bucher drew six hundred and 
sixteen acres in Buffalo valley, now Union county, and five 
hundred and forty acres on the north side of Bald Eagle, in- 

* His seal of office is in tbe possession of the family of his great- 
grandson, the late George Horter Bucher, of Cumberland 00., Pa. 

124 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

eluding mouth of Marsh creek, in Centre county. This is 
known as the Officers' survey. Peace with the French and 
Indians having been secured, he resigned his commission in 
1765, and thenceforward devoted his time and labors to the 
ministry, servingwith zeal and self-abnegation the churches 
at Falling Spring (Chambersburg), Shippensburg, Carlisle, 
Hummelstown, etc., etc., until the year 1768, when he accepted 
the call to the German Reformed Church at Lebanon, then 
Lancaster county, whither he removed his family in 1769. 
Here he remained, officiating statedly and serving the several 
congregations in, then, Lancaster and Cumberland counties > 
until his death, actually dying " in harness," August 15, 1780, 
and was buried in the graveyard of the church of which he 
was pastor. An ancient-looking sandstone, inscription in Ger- 
man, in which language he usually preached, marks the spot. 
He took the oath of allegiance to the State of Penn'a June 
10, 1778. The Rev. Bucher m. February 26, 1760, at Carlisle, 
by the Rev. George Duffield, Maria Magdai<ena Hoch, 
daughter of George Hoch, one of the very earliest citizens of 
York, Pa., (and of his wife who was of the Lefevre family — 
French Huguenots ;) b. February 2, 1742 ; d. at Alexandria, 
Pa., March 11, 1819. They had issue: 

11. i. John-Jacob, b. January 1, 1764 ; m. Susannah Margaret 


a. John-Oem-ge, b. October 4, 1766, at Carlisle, Pa.; d. March, 

1843, at Lebanon, Pa. ; m. Hannah ; d. s. p. 

in. Anna-Borothea, b. July 1, 1769, in Lebanon ; d. September 
3, 1770. 

iv. Elmrwr Or Dorothea, b. April 23, 1772, in Lebanon ; d. Oc- 
tober 18, 1772. 

V. Maria-Elizabeth, b. April 8, 1773, in Lebanon ; d. April, 

12. vi. JohnCmvrad, b. June 18, 1775; m. Hannah Mytinger. 

XI. John Jacob Bucher,' (John-Conrad,' John-Jacob,* 
John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,'' Claus,^ b. January i, 1764, 
in Carlisle, Pa. In 1790, located in Harrisburg as a hatter 
and furrier; in 1796, elected coroner of Dauphin county ; in 
1798, appointed justice of the peace by Governor Mifflin; and 
represented Dauphin county in the Pennsylvania Legislature' 

Bucher Family. 125 

sitting at I<ancaster, nine successive terms from 1803. In 
1 8 10 he was appointed by Governor Snyder one of the Com- 
missioners for the erection of the public buildings at Harris- 
burg. In 1818 appointed by Governor Findlay an associate 
judge for the county of Dauphin, filling the pfiice, honorably, 
until his death, October 16, 1827. Endowed with great wis- 
dom and sagacity, and of unimpeachable integrity and honesty, 
he was called upon to fill many public and private trusts of 
honor and responsibility. His remains now lie in the Harris- 
burg cemetery.- Judge Bucher m. March 27, 1792, Susanna 
Margaret Hortter, one of the five daughters of John Val- 
entine Hortter, of Spires, Bavaria, who settled in Harrisburg 
in 1785. She was born in Germantown September 24, 1774; 
d. in Harrisburg, December 30, 1838. She was three years 
old when the battle of Germantown was fought, October 4, 
1777, and remembered the experience of the family who were 
confined in the cellar of their residence, which was on the 
route of the battle. They had issue, all born in Harrisburg: 

13. 1. John-Conrad, b. December 28, 1792 ; m. Ellen Isett. 

ii. Mary-Hlizabeth, b. April 23, 1795 ; m. first, John Swift, of 
New York, who d. February 24, 1813, and had John, d. 
in infancy ; m. secondly, William Ayres. (see Ayres 

14. in. Oeorge-Horter, b. June 15, 1797 ; m. first, Rebecca Pool ; m. 

secondly, Hannah Hough. 
iv. Maria Magdalena, b. January 27, 1800; d, April 27, 1801. 
16. V. Maria, b. March 4, 1802 ; m. Joseph Lawrence. 

vi. Eleanor, b. August 15, 1804 ; d. April 15, 1884 ; m. Robert 

Allen, (see Allen of Harwver.) 
vii. Jacob, b. March 26, 1807 ; drowned in the Susquehanna 
river, July 21, 1809 
16. viii. Susan-Borothea, b. August 22, 1810; m. first, David M. 
Johnson ; secondly, Robert Bryson. 

XII. John Conrad Bucher,' (John -Conrad,' John-Jacob,' 
John-Jacob," John,* John,' John,' Claus,^ b. in Lebanon, Pa., 
June 18, 1775; d. October 21, 1852; merchant in Alexandria, 
Huntingdon county. Pa.; postmaster from 1812 to 1815 ; rep- 
resented Huntingdon county in the State Legislature 181 5 to 
1818; county commissioner, 1825 to 1828; m. December 10, 
1799, Hannah Mytinger, daughter of Captain Jacob Mytinger, 

126 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

of the Revolutionary army, and member of tlie Society of the 
Cincinnati. She d. August 15, 1863; both buried in Alexan- 
dria cemetery. They had issue, all b. in Alexandria : 

17. 7. Maria, b. May 3, 1801 ; m. John Porter. 

18. ii. AnrtrBorothy, b October 22, 1803 ; m. Charles Porter. 
in. Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1806 ; d. February 20, 1869 ; unm. 

19. iv. Susanna, b. November 17, 1808 ; m. Daniel Houtz. 

20. V. Hannah, b. May 17, 1811 ; m. William Swoope, M. D., 

21. vi. Caroline, b. May 8, 1814 ; m. John Hatfield. 

vii. John-Jacob, M. D., b. March 25, 1817 ; d. May, 1845, s. p.; 
m. Ann Thompson, dau. of Reverend James Thompson, 
of Alexandria, Pa. 

22. viii. Qeorge-Conrad, b. November 15, 1821 ; m. Susan Scott. 

XIII. John Conrad Bucher,' (John-Jacob,' John-Con- 
rad,' John-Jacob,' John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,' Claus,') 
b. December 28, 1792; d., suddenly, October 26, 1851. In 
early life was engaged in merchandising; in 1830, elected to 
represent Dauphin and Lebanon counties in the twenty-second 
Congress of the United States ; appointed by Governor Porter, 
in 1839, an associate judge of the courts of Dauphin county, 
which ofBce he held for twelve years. He was a man of en- 
larged views and of public spirit, unsullied reputation and un- 
impeachable integrity, engaged in all the public enterprises of 
his day, and held various positions of honor and responsibility. 
Many years a school director and president of the board of 
education of his native city, Harrisburg. A member and an 
officer of the German Reformed congregation at home, he was 
one of the leading laymen in the ecclesiastical councils of the 
church ; treasurer of one of' its boards and of its theological 
seminary. Judge Bucher m., January 17, 1820, EhEn Isett, 
daughter of Jacob Isett, ot Huntingdon county, Pa.; b. Sep- 
tember 10, 1797 ; d. March 6, 1881 ; both buried in Harris- 
burg cemetery, of which he was one of the founders. They 
had issue, all b. in Harrisburg : 

i. Maria-Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1821 ; d. April 18, 1824. 

23. ii. John-Conrad, b. April 14, 1827 ; m. Isabella M. Jacoby. 

Hi. Susan, b. November 24, 1829 ; m., June 4, 1867, Alexander 

Ray, esquire, of Washington city, who d. July, 1878. 
iv. Ellen (twin) ; d. January 25, 1877, in Harrisburg. 

24. V. Eliza-Isett, b. June 5, 1834 : m. Richard H. Hummel. 

Bucher Family. . 127 

XIV. George Horter Bucher,' (John-Jacob," John- 
Conrad,' John-Jacob," John-Jacob," John,* John,' John,' 
Claus,^) b. June 15, 1797. He was educated in the Latin 
schools of the borough and in the Harrisburg academy. In 
early life he was engaged in merchandising. In 1836, he re- 
moved to Cumberland county. Pa., locating near Hogestown. 
He soon became one of the men of mark of the valley, and 
quite prominent in public affairs. He represented Cumberland 
county in the State Senate during the years 1863, '64, and '65. 
After that period he led a retired life at Mechan- 
icsburg, honored and respected by his fellow-citizens ; and 
died there, of paralysis, on Thanksgiving Day, November, 27, 
1884, in his eighty-eighth year, and his remains were interred 
in Chestnut Hill cemetery. Mr. Bucher was twice married ; 
m., first, October 15, 1822, Rebecca Pool, of Harrisburg, 
who d. June 19, 1829, s. p.; m., secondly, May 19, 1831, 
Hannah Hough, b. April 15, 1811 ; dau. of Joseph Hough,* 
of Bainbridge, Lancaster county. Pa. They had issue : 

t. Mary-Hough, b. in Harrisburg, Marcli 9, 1832 ; m. Abram H. 
Musselman, ironmaster, of Marietta, Pa.; b. November 
30, 1831 ; d. February 14, 1877, and bad issue (surname 
Musselman) : 

1. AnnOrBertha, b. in 1856. 

'2. George-Bucher, b. 1859 ; d. 1887, in Colorado. 

3. aiarles-H., b. 1862. 

4. Ellen-Bucher, b. 1864 ; m. Kline Montgomery, of 

Philadelphia, and had issue (surname Mont- 
gomery) Mary. 

5. Henry-Peter, b. 1866. 

a. Bebecca, b. in Harrisburg, May 20, 1834 ; m., September 9, 
1854, George W. Scott, manufacturer, of Decatur, Geor- 

* Joseph Hough was a descendant of Richard Hough, of Mackels- 
field, Chester, England, who arrived in the province August, 1683, 
and settled in Lower Makefield, Bucks county. He married Mary 
Ann, daughter of John Clows, the same year. He represented Bucks 
county in the General Assembly, and was drowned in 1705 on his way 
down the Delaware river to take his seat, in Philadelphia. When 
William Penn heard of it he wrote to James Logan " I lament the 
loss of Honest Bichard Hough, such men must needs be wanted." 
The family is of Roman-French descent and of great antiquity. — 
Dai»>' History of Bucks County. 

128 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

gia. Colonel Scott, b. in Alexandria, Pa., was son of 
the Hon. John Scott, who represented the district in 
the 21st Congress ; and had issue (surname Scott): 

1. George-Bucker, m. Bettie Winn. 

2. Annie- Irtein, m. Thomas Cooper. 

3. Mary-Hough, m. Charles Murphy Candler. 

4. Nellie-Bucher, m. Milton Candler, and d. in 1873. 

5. Bettie Hough. 

Hi. George, b. September 6, 1835 ; d. March 8, 1837. 

to. Susan-Dorothea, b. April 8, 1837 ; d. November 24, 1838. 
25. V. Bdbertr Allen, b. February 18, 1840 ; m. Mary Young. 

vi. Mien, b. December 24, 1841 ; m., November 29, 1883, George 
Mytinger Cresswell, of Petersburg, Huntingdon county. 
Pa., who was appointed April 26, 1893, by Governor 
Pattison, Associate Judge for the county of Huntingdon. 

vii. Anna-Caroline, b. October 11, 1843. 

viii. Clara-Maria, b. November 10, 1846 ; m., first, September 
19, 1867, Alfred M. Scott, of Alexandria, Huntingdon 
county.Pa.; d.September21, 1876, in Savannah, Georgia, 
of yellow fever ; and had issue (surname Scott) : Balph- 
B., Carrie, and Irwin; m., secondly, September 11, 1884, 
L. Mallard Cassels, of Decatur, Ga. 

IK. Hannah- Cordelia, b. March 24, 1849. 

X. John-George, b. March 23, 1851 ; m. Elizabeth Addams 
Smal'.wood, of New Jersey. 

xi. Joseph Hough, b. July 27, 1857 ; d. April 8, 1860. 

XV. Maria Bucher,' (John-Jacob,' John-Conrad,' John- 
Jacob,' John-Jacob,* John,* John,' John,' Claus,') b. March 
4, i8o2, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. April 19, 1861 ; bur. in the 
cemetery at Harrisburg ; m. September 4, 1823, Joseph lyAW- 
RENCE, b. in 1788, in Adams county, Pa.; d. April 17, 1842, 
in the city of Washington ; bur. in the Congressional burying- 
ground. His father, John I<awrence, of English birth, emi- 
grated to America at an early day, and settled near Hunters- 
town, Adams county, Pa. There he married Sarah Moffitt, by 
whom he had ten children. John I^awrence died about 1789, 
and three years afterward his widow removed with her family 
to Washington county, Pa., and settled on a farm lying upon 
the headwaters of Pigeon creek. Of the sons of John I^aw- 
rence, John settled at Beaver, Pa., twice represented the county 
in the Legislature, subsequently removing to Delaware county, 
Ohio, where he died. Samuel followed his brother to Beaver 

Bucher Family. 129 

county, and located upon a farm. He was nine years pro- 
thonotary of the county, and twice elected to the State As- 
sembly. He died about 1828. Joseph Lawrence, the youngest 
of the family, remained in Washington county, becoming a 
farmer and a man of mark ; in 181 8 was elected to the I,egis- 
lature, and served continuously until 1826, being Speaker of 
the House during the sessions of 1820 and 1822. From 1825 
to 1829, he was a member of Congress ; in 1834 and 1835, re- 
turned to the Legislature, and in 1836 elected State Treasurer. 
He was re-elected to Congress in 1840, and died during his 
term. Several years after her husband's death the Widow 
Lawrence moved with all her family to Harrisburg. Mr. Law- 
rence had previously married in 181 2, Rebecca Van Eman, and 
their children were Joseph, m. Eliza Homer and settled in 
Ohio ; Samuel, died young ; George- Van Eman* and Sarah, 
m. Ard Moore, and settled in Carthage, Mo. Maria Bucher 
and Joseph Lawrence had issue (surname Lawrence), all b. in 
Washington county, Pa.: 

*Geobge Van Eman Lawrence, b. November 13, 1818, in Wash- 
ington county. Pa. Educated as a farmer he entered the political arena 
in 1843 and for over fifty years has been identified with national and 
State politics ; a representative in Congress, in the State Senate of 
which he was Speaker, and the House of Representatives, several 
terms in each, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 
1873. At the same time Mr. Lawrence has always taken an active 
part in all enterprises and improvements ; is a bank director and a 
director of the P. V. & C. R. R. Residence, Monongahela City. He 
m. first, ElilZABETH WELSH, December 26, 1839, daughter of Wil- 
liam Welsh, of Washington county, b. 1820 ; d. March 26, 1855, and 
had issue : 

i. Mary-Yirginia, b. January 5, 1850. 
ii. Joseph, d. young. 
He m. secondly, January 8, 1857, MARY Reed, daughter of Rev. 
John Reed, of Indiana co., Pa, b. 1830. They had issue : 

in. George-Beed, b. March 7, 1858 ; d. November 10, 1891 ; ed- 
ucated at Lafayette College ; studied law in Philadel- 
phia and settled in Pittsburgh; m., November 6, 1889, 
Margaret Shaw, daughter of Dr. Shaw, of Pittsburgh. 
iv. Carrie-Belle, b. January 7, 1866; m. June 9, 1887, C. B. 
Wood, M. D., of Monongahela City, and have issue 
(surname Wood) Lawrence, b. August 20, 1888. 

130 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

26. i. JohnrJacoh, b. March 7, 1827 ; m Annie B Watson. 

M. James-Kennedy, b. January 14, 1830 ; d. July 29, 1888, in 
Reynoldsville, Pa. ; appointed by General Cameron, 
Secretary of War, captain in the army of the U. S. in 
the war of the Rebellion, and promoted major ; resigned 
to enter into mercantile pursuits ; m. first, Mary Som- 
erville, of Elk county. Pa., and had issue : Charks-Kevr 
nedy, b. May 19, 1856, who m. Elizabeth Wolf, of Calir 
coon, N. Y. and Julia-Maria, b. August 15, 1857, who m. 
August 27, 1881, Alexander C. Riston, of Reynoldsville, 
b. September 3, 1852, and have Paul. Major Lawrence 
m. secondly, August, 1867, Eleanor Isett, daughter 
of John Isett and Mary Bell, of Spruce Creek Station, 
m. William-Caldwell-Anderson, b. May 18, 1832 ; d. April 21, 
1860, in Harrisburg, Pa.; was educated at Washington 
College, where he graduated in 1850 ; came to Harris- 
burg, and began the study of law with John C. Kunkel. 
He was admitted to the Dauphin county bar August 31, 
1853, and entered upon the practice of his profession at 
Harrisburg, as law partner of Mr. Kunkel. He was 
elected to the Legislature in 1857, 1858 and 1859, and was 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, sessions of 1859 
and 1860. Mr. Lawrence was remarkable for genius of 
a rare order, and his success at the bar and in public 
life at the commencement of his career gave promise 
of a future of extraordinary brilliancy, frustrated by 
his early death 

iv. SamuelrMoffitt, b December 14, 1835, in Washington 
county, Pa.; d. October 17, 1864, in Warren, Pa.; buried 
in the cemetery at Harrisburg, Pa. His father's death 
occurring when he was six years old, his mother re- 
moved, two years later, to Harrisburg, her former home, 
where she continued to reside during the remainder of 
her life, and there Samuel received his principal educa- 
tion, although attending Jefferson College for a time. 
Prom boyhood he was a remarkable student, and had a 
perfect hunger for knowledge. At an early age he 
adopted the profession of civil engineering, and was 
engaged in the survey of the Huntingdon and Broad 
Top railroad, and afterwards on the Sunbury and Erie, 
(now Philadelphia and Erie,) and continued on it until 
its completion in 1864. He was perfectly familiar with 
every part of the road, and had traveled it all on foot 
from Sunbury to Erie. He was one of the four original 
contractors who built the Oil Creek railroad, and was 

Bucher Family. 131 

chief engineer of it. He was also engaged ia the survey 
of the Warren and Franklin railroad at the time of his 
death. He was nominated by the Republican party in 
the counties of Clearfield, McKean, Jefferson and Elk 
for the Legislature, and represented them in the term 
of 1860-61, thus spending this winter in Harrisburg, his 
old home. Not having a taste for politics, he declined 
further nomination. The last three or four years of his 
life he resided at Warren. Mr. Lawrence m. April 4, 
1864, Hanna Green, daughter of Hon. John Green, of 
G«rmantown ; d. s. p. 
V. Susan-Mary, b. October 19, 1838 ; m. April 8, 1869, Myron 
Sanford, of Erie, Pa. He was the son of Giles Sanford 
and Laura Goodwin, and a direct descendant of John 
Sanford, Governor of Rhode Island in 1656. Mr. San- 
ford was a banker, and one of Erie's prominent citizens ; 
d. November M, 1886. They had Henry-Lawrence, b. 
May 16, 1870, who d. January 22, 1889, at Riverside, 
California ; buried in Erie. 

XVI. Susan Dorothy Bucher,' (John- Jacob,* John-Con- 
rad,' John-Jacob,* John-Jacob,* John,* John,' John," Clans, ^) b. 
August 22, rSio; m. first, June 17, 1830, David M. Johnson, 
of Beaver county, b. in 1804; d. March 23, 1836. He was the 
son of David Johnson, of Irish descent, whose ancestral fam- 
ily included the distinguished Sir William Johnson, Superin- 
tendent-General of Indian Affairs in North America, under the 
British Crown. David Johnson left Philadelphia about 1788 
for Washington county, where he became conspicuous in con- 
nection with the learned institutions of the period, and remov- 
ing to Beaver in 1803, on the judicial organization of the 
county, became prominent as the first prothonotary, register 
and recorder, as a learned teacher and as one of the original 
elders of the Presbyteriafa church, where he d. in 1837, aged 
90 years. They had issue (surname Johnson) : 

i. Anna-Catharine, b. April 8, 1831 ; m. Oct. 13, 1853, William 
Bryson Irwin, of Cumberland co., Pa., b. November 16, 
1829; d. August 13, 1890; buried at Silvers Spring. 
He was a son of Matthew Irwin and Priscilla Bryson, 
daughter of William Bryson and Jane Harkness, all oE 
Cumberland county. William B. Irwin represented his 
county in the Legislature of 1860-61, and commissioned 

132 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

by successive governors a notary public, office in Harris- 
burg. They had issue (surname Irwin) : 

1. Alkn, b. July 15, 1854 ; artist, resides in Florida. 

2. James, b. October 22, 1856 ; d. September 26, 1866. 
ii. John-Bueher, b. January 26, 1833, in Harrisburg, Pa. He 

was educated in the public schools of the town and in 
Captain Partridge's military school, but completed 
his education at Washington College, Pa., where he 
graduated in the class of 1852. He adopted civil engi- 
neering as his profession, and until 1861 was engaged 
in several of the public improvements in this State. At 
the breaking out of the Rebellion he entered the Elev- 
enth Pennsylvania regiment, Colonel Jarrett, and was 
appointed captain of a company from Pittston. On 
Maj 14, 1861, he was appointed by the Secretary of War, 
General Cameron, first lieutenant in the Sixth Cavalry 
of the regular army, and was subsequently made 
brevet-major and lieutenant-colonel for meritorious ser- 
vice. He became captain by regular promotion Febru- 
ary 3, 1875. He served on the staff of General Hancock 
at Baltimore, and at New Orleans, and was afterwards 
assigned to several stations in Texas. In April. 1870, 
he was obliged to leave Texas on account of failing 
health, and returned to his home at Harrisburg, where 
he died June 24, 1871. 

Mrs. Johnson m. secondly, June 8, 1841, Robert Bryson, 
b. March 15, 1801 ; son of William Bryson and Jane Harkness, 
daughter of a Revolutionary Patriot. Mr. Bryson was a well- 
known and prominent citizen ot Cumberland county ; in early 
life a prosperous ai:d progressive farmer, and in 1861 \n'as ap- 
pointed by Gov. Curtin an associate judge. He removed to 
Harrisburg in 1865, where he died October 4, 1887. Buried 
in Silvers Spring churchyard, of which church he had been a 
trustee 50 years. Mrs. Bryson d. May 8, 1891. Silvers Spring 
the burial place of all the family. They had issue (surname 
Bryson) : 

m. WilUam-Earlcness, b. March 14, 1842. 
it). Oeorge-Bucher, b. September 27, 1844; d. May 23, 1891. 
V. Bobert, b. October 30, 1846 ; d. August 16, 1880. 
vi. James-McCormich, b. December 14, 1848; d. March 13, 1851. 
vii. Eleanor, b. March 9, 1851. 
27. via. Susan-Bucker, b. July 9, 1854 ; m. Henry J. Maris. 

Bucher Family. 133 

XVII. Maria Bucher,' (John-Conrad,* Jolin-Conrad,' John- 
Jacob,' John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,' Claus,') b. May 3, 
1801 ; d. January 17, 1892 ; m, March 13, 1821, John Porter, 
merchant of Alexandria, Pa., b. September 9, 1797 ; d. March 
24, 1 88 1. Both interred in the Alexandria cemetery. Mr. 
Porter [son of Thomas Porter, who came from Donaghedy, 
county Down, Ireland, in 1790, and settled in Centre county; 
m. in 1796, Jane Montgomery, and d. September 22, 1801] was 
the most prominent man of the vicinage, and represented his 
county in the Legislature of 1831-32. He was a noted church- 
man of the Presbyterian denomi.-ation, an elder for many years, 
and superintendent of a Sabbath-school for half a century. In 
him were exemplified all the qualities and virtues of the Chris- 
tian gentleman. They had issue (surname Porter) : 

28. i. Thomas-Conrad, b. January 22, 1822 ; m. Susan Kunkel. 

ii. Mary-Elizabeth, m. May 13, 1845, Samuel Milliken, of 
Lewistown, Pa. ; b. February 22, 1819 ; d. December 25, 
1894 ; and had issue (surname Milliken) : 

1. James-Foster, b. July 19, 1847 ; m. Frances Caldwell, 

of Hollidaysburg. 

2. AUan-Creswell, b. January 13, 1849 ; m. Alice B. 

Bennett, of Pittsburgh ; dau. of James I. Bennett. 

3. Sose-Oemmill, b. January 3, 1858. 

4. Anna-Porter, b. May 11, 1860; m. Bushrod W. 

Perry, of Baltimore: and had (surname Perry) 
Mary- Allan and Alice-Claire. 
Hi. Oeorge-Bucher, m. Sarah W. Lyon, (see Lyon record.) 

29. iv. Clara-Jane, m. Samuel T. Charlton, M. D. 

V. Anna-Caroline, m. George W. Lyon, (see Jjyon record), 
vi. John-Montgomery, m. November 18, 1869, Rebecca Moore, 

of Alexandria, Pa., b. November, 18, 1846 ; d. August 1, 

mi. Howard, m. June 7, 1864, Kathleen Banks, daughter of 

Hon. Thaddeus Banks, of Hollidaysburg, d. Mar. 16, 


30. via. Eleanor, m. Augustus S. Landis. 

XVIII. Ann Dorothy Bucher,° (John-Conrad,' John- 
Conrad,' John-Jacob,' John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,'' Claus,') 
b. October 22, 1803 ; d. April 19, 1879 ; m. March 3, 1824, 
Charles Porter, merchant of Alexandria, and son of Thomas 

134 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Porter (see xvii.,) born March 3, 1779 ; d. in 1877 ; interred 
with his wife in Alexandria cemetery. They had issue (sur- 
name Porter): 

i. Caroline-Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1826 ; m. May 7, 1851, Joshua 
Stevenson, b. in Newry, county Down, Ireland, who d. 
September 26, 1857 ; and had issue (surname Stevenson): 

1. Charles-Porter, b. February 10, 1853 ; m. Louise 

Grace Wade, of Pittsburgh. 

2. Sarah-Grace, b. November 24, 1855. 

ii. John-Bucher, b. December 17, 1828 ; m. Mary A. Hopkins 
and had six children. 

Hi. Jane-Montgomery, b. January 27, 1832 ; m. Rev. Hugh H. 
Harvey from Bainbridge, Ireland, now pastor of a Pres- 
byterian congregation, Hartstown, Crawford CO., Pa. 

iv. Alfred, b. January 17, 1835, merchant of Alexandria, Pa.; 
m. January 26, 1869, Salome Walker, and had Sallie- 
Stewart, b. November 15, 1870, and HelenrSdlome, d. 
April 28, 1888. 

V. Calvin, b. February 7, 1837 ; a physician, Alexandria, Pa. 

vi. Hannah-Mary, b. December 20, 1845. 

XIX. Susannah Bucher,° (John-Conrad,' John-Conrad,' 
John-Jacob," John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,' Claus,') b. 
November 17, 1808 ; d. February 14, 1878 ; m. July 21, 1829, 
Daniel Houtz, b. April 15, 1807, in I^ebanon, Pa.; d. Sep- 
tember 20, 1873, in Alexandria, Huntingdon county. Pa.; son 
of Christian Houtz and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Zellers ; re- 
ceived an academic education, studied medicine with Doctor 
James Charlton, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College 
in 1832 ; located at Alexandria, where he practiced his profes- 
sion until near the close of life ; represented his county in the 
I<egislature of 1857-8 ; both buried in Alexandria Presbyterian 
cemetery. They had issue, all born in Alexandria, Pa. (sur- 
name Houtz): 

t. Harmah-Mizabeth, b. August 24, 1830 ; m. August 20, 1860, 
George Mytinger Brisbin, coal operator in (nearfleld 
region and banker, and an elder in the Presbyterian 
church ; b. June 29, 1826 ; son of Samuel Brisbin and 
Catharine Mytinger, and a grandson of Captain John 
Brisbin, and Captain John Jacob Mytinger, a member of 
the "Society of the Cincinnati," both Revolutionary 
veterans ; and had issue, (surname Brisbin): 

Bucher Family. 135 

1. George-Houtz, b. September lY, 1861 ; d. March 3, 


2. Sman-Bucher, b. December 17, 1864; m. Roberts 

Lowrio. (see I/yon family). 

3. Mary, b. July 1, 1878 ; d. in infancy. 

M. John-Budier, b. November 30, 1832 ; d. April 30, 1886. 
iii. George-McClellan, b. September 24, 1835 ; graduated at Jef- 
ferson College, Canonsburg ; studied law with Hon. 
John Scott, of Huntingdon ; admitted to the bar April 
13, 1857 ; located at Lock Haven until failure of health 
compelled him to relinquish the practice of his profes- 
sion; d. June 9, 1861, in Alexandria, Pa. 

iv. Eliza-Bucher, b. June 27, 1838 ; m. Daniel Good, M. D., of 
Osceola, and had, among others (surname Good). George- 
M. H., Mizaheth-B., David-D., and Clara-Houtz. 

V. Clara-Porter, b. April 16, 1841 ; m., October 26, 1865, Harry 
J. McAteer, representative in the Pennsylvania Legis- 
lature 1870-71, and Senator from the Huntingdon dis- 
trict, 1885-88 ; residence, Alexandria, Pa.; appointed, 
1894, Assistant Naval Officer for the Port of Philadel- 
phia; and had issue (surname McAteer), JDorothy- 
Bucher, b. May 4, 1882. 

XX. Hannah Bucher,' (John-Conrad,' John-Conrad,' 
John-Jacob,* John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,' Clans,*) b. May 
17, 1811 ; d. July 10, 1884; m., June 10, 1830, Wilwam 
Swoops, M. D., of Huntingdon, Pa., who was b. October 19, 
1804, and d. January 13, 1861 ; both buried in Alexandria 
cemetery. Dr. Swoope was the son of Peter Swoope (1763- 
1839), and Elizabeth Snyder (i 768-1851), who settled in 
Huntingdon before 1790. They had issue (surname Swoope) : 

31. i. Henry-Bucher, b. July 17, 1831 ; m. Susanna P. Irvin. 

a. Caroline- Elizabeth, b. August 28, 1833. 

iii. Chranville-Fattison, b. October 6, 1835 ; served through the 
war of the Rebellion in the Fifth regiment Pennsylva 
nia Reserves, promoted to a captaincy for gallant con- 
duct at the battle of Gettysburg ; d. at Alexandria, 
June 9, 1869. 

iv. William-Conrad, b. August 10, 1838 ; d. April 21, 1874. 
V. Harmah-Mary, b. May 19, 1841 ; m., September 14, 1876, 
William "W. Brisbin (see XIX.), who d. June 2, 1879; 
family residence, Alexandria, Pa. 

vi. George-Howard, b. September 9, 1843 ; d. March 5, 1844. 

vii. John-Porter, b. January 9, 1845. 

136 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

via. Clara, b. Septemjber 1, 1847 : m. September 21, 1871, George 
S. Ballantyne, M. D., who d. July, 1891, at Huntingdon, 
and had issue (surname Ballantyne), Oeorge-S. 
ix. George-Edwards, b. December 2, 1850 ; d. July 1, 1873, at 

XXI. Carolinb Buchbr,' (Jolm-Coiirad,' John-Conrad,' 
John-Jacob,' John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,' Claus,') b. May 
8, 1814 ; d. September 19, 1884 ; m., January 5, 1841, John 
Hatfibld, iron manufacturer, b. May i, 1816 ; d. February 
3, 1843. He was son of Samuel Hatfield and Katharine Kep- 
ler, an old and prominent Chester county family. His works 
and residence was near Alexandria on the Juniata. They had 
issue (surname Hatfield) : 

i. Charles-Porter, b. October 15, 1841 ; merchant, Alexandria; 
m., December 14, 1870, Ellen Cryder, daughter of 
George Cryder of Delaware, Ohio, b. October 5, 1843 ; 
d. November 9, 1889, and buried in Alexandria ceme- 
tery ; and had issue : 

1. Walter-Bucher, b. November 11, 1871 ; d. August 

14, 1872. 

2. Caroline, b. October 6, 1873 ; d. November 12, 1893. 

3. Bebecca, b. August 21, 1876. 

XXII. George Conrad Bucher,' (John-Conrad,* John- 
Conrad,' John-Jacob,' John-Jacob,' John,* John,' John,' Claus,^) 
b. November 15, 1821, merchant of Alexandria ; d. February 
3, 1868; m. December 9, 1845, Susan Scott; d. April 16, 
1887 ; daughter of the Hon. John Scott, who represented the 
district in the 21st Congress. They had issue : 

i. John-Conrad, b. January 12, 1847 ; seedsman and florist of 
Atlanta, Ga. ; m. December 20, 1880, Marian C. Bid- 
well ; b. February 10, 1859, in Binghampton, N. Y. ; 
daughter of Oliver B. Bid well and Augusta Header ; 
and had issue : 

1. Irene-Marian, b. July 26, 1883, at Decatur, Ga. 
ii. Harwiah-Mytinger, b. January 15, 1850. 

Hi. Annie-Irwin, b. March 2, 1852; m. Dec. 12, 1872, John N. 
32. iv. Eliza, b. July 27, 1864 ; m. John Phillips. 
V. Mary, b. October 10, 1857. 

vi. George-8cott, b. February 18, 1859 ; m. August 26, 1884, Rose 
Douglass, of Altoona ; reside at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

^38 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

6, 1880 ; son of the Hon. Valentine Hummel, of Harrisburg ; 
[b. February 7 , 1 787 ; d. September 4, 1 870. J A very prominent 
man and a representative in the Legislature 1822-23 and 1840 ; 
appionted by Gov. Shultze November 12, 1827, an associate 
judge for the county of Dauphin, and was at the time of his 
death president of the Harrisburg National bank ; his wife, 
Elizabeth Walbom, died October 25, 1867. Richard Henry 
HuMMEiv succeeded to his father's general business operations 
in real estate and the lumber trade. They had issue (surname 
Hummel) all born in Harristmrg. 

i. EUanor-Bucher, b. June 23, 1856; d. March 24, 1858. 
M. Elizabeth-Bucher, b. December 24, 1857 ; d. May 8, 1892 ; m. 

October 11, 1879, I. L. Fendrioh, of Columbia, Pa., and 

had issue (surname Fendrich) : 

1. EUanor-B., b. July 8, 1880 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Eliza- Hummel, b. February 13, 1882. 

3. Helen-Bay, b. July 25, 1883. 

in. Valentim, b. May 4, 1859 ; m. December 17, 1885, by Rev. 
Francis Lobdell, D. D., in New York City, Mary E. 
Ross; dau. of Andrew Ross, of Cumberland Co., Pa. ; 
and had issue : 

1. ATidrew-Boss, b. September 11, 1887. 

2. Valentine-Lorne, b. January 31, 1889. 

3. Holy, b. October 30, 1891 ; d. in infancy. 
iv. Bichard- Henry, b. September 9, 1860. 

V. John-Bucher, b. February 4, 1864 ; d. July 18, 1887. 

XXVI. John Jacob Lawrence,^" (Maria-Bucher,' John- 
Jacob,' John-Conrad,' John-Jacob," John-Jacob,' John,* John,' 
John,' Claus,') b. March 7, 1827 ; began professional life 
as superintendent of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail- 
road, and on the call of President Lincoln for trooops in 1862, 
resigned ; enlisted a company of one hundred men by whom 
he was elected captain, and went into the War of the Rebellion, 
and on the organization of the 1 25th regiment of Pennsylvania, 
was elected major ; was wounded at the second Bull Run bat- 
tle and at Chancellors ville. After leaving the army Major 
Lawrence was appointed a superintendent on the Philadelphia 
and Erie Railway, afterwards became general superintendent 
of the Pittsburgh and Erie R. R., and finally general superin- 
tendent of the Allegheny Valley R. R., from which he resigned 
to enter into commercial business in Pittsburg. He resided 

Bucher Family. 137 

vii. SusanrScoU, b. January 15, 1863 ; m. George Phillips, of 

viii. Caroline, b. December 31, 1865 ; m. October 23, 1889, Everet 

C. Bidwell ; b. November 7, 1857, in Binghampton, N. 

Y.; residence, Decatur, Ga.; and had issue (surname 


1. Agnes-Irvyin, b. October 19, 1890. 

2. Everet-OKver, b. July 18, 1892. 

w;. AlfredrScott, b. March 10, 1867; m. March, 1892; Ethel 
Butt, b. February 17. 1879, at Atlanta, Ga.; daughter of 
Jesse Butt and Rebecca Burke, of Atlanta, and have 
issue : 
1. Qeorge-ConradrBucher, b. January 21, 1893. 

XXIII. John Conrad Bucher," (John-Conrad,' John- 
Jacob,' John-Conrad,' John-Jacob,* John-Jacob,* John,* John,' 
John,' Clans,') b. in Harrisburg, Pa., April. 14, 1827; d. in 
Clinton, Iowa, March 12, 1870; merchant; m. October 3, 
1853, ISABEHA M. JACOBY, b. September 15, 1832, dau. of 
Samuel Jacoby, of Montgomery county. Pa. They had issue, 
all born in Clinton, Iowa: 

i. John-Conrad, (first,) b. January 8, 1855; d. in infancy. 
U. 8usan, b. August 15, 1856 ; m. February 14, 1878, George 

Gilbert Bauder, of Clinton, Iowa. 
Hi. Ukanor, b. February 1, 1859; m.. May 10, 1881, Edgar 

Marshall Robison, of Dubuque, Iowa. 
iv. John-Conrad, (second,) b. April 12, 1861 ; d. May 1, 1870. 
V. Oeorge-Horter, b. September 15, 1865 ; d. in infancy. 

XXIV. Robert Allen Bucher,'" (George-H.,' John- 
Jacob,' John-Conrad,' John-Jacob,* John-Jacob,* John,* John,' 
John,' Claus,') b. February 18, 1840; m. December i, 1870, 
Mary Young, b. December 27, 1840; dau. of Dr. Robert G. 
Young, of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, Pa. They 
had issue, all bom in Mechanicsburg : 

i. Annetta-Culhertson, b. April 27, 1873. 
a. George-Hough, b. July 11, 1874. 
m. Mary-Boherta, b. July 13, 1878. 

XXV. EwzA ISETT Bucher," (John-Conrad,' John-Jacob,' 
John-Conrad,' John-Jacob," John-Jacob,* John,* John,' John,' 
Claus,')b. June 8, 1834; m. September 18, 1855, by Rev. 
Daniel Gans, Richard Henry Hummel, b. 1826 ; d. October 

Bucher Family. 139 

in Allegheny City, where he died March 27, 1893 ; interred in 
the Harrisburg cemetery. Major lyawrence m., May 16, 1854, 
Anna Elizabeth Watson, daughter of General David Correy 
Watson, a well known and very prominent citizen of North- 
umberland county, a descendant of John Watson, founder of 
Watsontown (b. November 26, 1804 ; d. at his home, near 
McEwensvlile, June 23, 1873. Gen. Watson m. Margaret 
Wilson, b. 1810; d. 1873; thus becoming allied with the 
Pollock, Montgomery and Sample families, of the West Branch 
of the Susquehanna.) They had issue (surname Lawrence) : 

i. Ellen, b. in Harrisburg, April 23, 1855 ; d. January 4, 1859. 
M. Joseph, b. in Huntingfdon, February 1, 1857 ; d. December 

30, 1858 ; both buried in Harrisburg cemetery. 
Hi. William- Watson, b. April 22, 1859 ; manufacturer, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 
iv. Maria-Theresa, b. March 31, 1861 ; m. December 10, 1891, 
William Robert Turner, b. April 3, 1860, in Rochester, 
England ; a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal 
church ; residence, Baltimore. 
V. Anna,-Margaret, b. January 1, 1864. 

vi. John-Jacob, b. October 5, 1865 ; manufacturer, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; m. in Cincinnati, O., October 19, 1892, Clara 
Louise, daughter of Hugh Alexander Andrews and 
Laura Clarissa Van Dyke, and have issue : 
1. iMuise, b. October 11, 1893. 
vii. Susan-Mary, b. January 17, 1868. 

XXVII. Susan Bucher Bryson,"" (Susan-Dorothea 
Bucher,' John-Jacob,' John-Conrad,' John- Jacob,^ John-Jacob,^ 
John,* John,' John,' Claus),' b. July 9, 1854; m. April 14, 
1880, Henry J. Maris, of Philadelphia, son of John Mc- 
Ilvaine Maris and Sarah Louise Wainwright, a direct de- 
scendant of George Maris, of Grafton Flyford, county of Wor- 
cester, England, and Alice, his wife (d. 1699), who, with their 
six children, emigrated to the Province in 1683, and settled in 
Springfield township, Delaware county, Pa. He was one of 
the justices of Chester county, a member of the General As- 
sembly and of the Provincial Council, and a minister of the 
Society of Friends ; he purchased the " Home," direct, from 
William Penn, which remains in the family to the present day. 
George Maris was b. 1632 ; d. 1705. Henry J. Maris, b. June 
18, 1850, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and 

140 Peffinsyhania Genealogies. 

in business a merchant, manufacturer, and importer. They have 
issue (surname Maris), all b. in Philadelphia : 
i. Borothy-Waimmght, b. April 30, 1883. 

a. Henry-Mcllvaine, b. January 18, 1889. 

in. Louis-Bryson, b. March 11, 1894. 

XXVIII. Thomas Conrad Porter, D.D., LI^.D,,'" (Maria 
Bucher,' John-Conrad,' John-Conrad,' John-Jacob,' John-Jacob," 
John,* John,' John,' Claus,^ graduated at Lafayette College in 
1840, and after passing through the full course of Princeton 
Theological Seminary, was licensed to preach by the Presbytery 
of Huntingdon, Pa., May, 1844. After serving churches in 
Georgia, and in Reading, Pa., he was appointed in 1849, Pro- 
fessor of Natural Sciences in Marshall College, Mercersburg, 
and after removal and consolidation with Franklin College at 
Lancaster, he was elected to the same chair, which he resigned 
in 1866 to accept the chair in Lafayecte College, which he has 
now filled for over a quarter of a century. In 1865 he received 
the degree of D.D. from Rutgers College, and the degree of 
LL-D. from Franklin-Marshall College in 1880. Beyond 
official duties Dr. Porter has delivered a great many sermons, 
lectures and addresses — has done much scientific work, especi- 
ally in Botany — ^has contributed to the Reviews — ^has made 
many translations, being familiar with several modern lan- 
guages, and has published several volumes. He is a thorough 
theologian and has the art of wise exposition — with a charming 
voice he is persuasive and demonstrative in delivery, and 
always holds attention. Dr. Porter m., December 24, 1850, 
Susan Kunkel. (See Kunkel record.^ They had issue (sur- 
name Porter): 

i. Mary ; m. P. V. D. Conway, of Fredericksburg, Va. ; d. 
August 18, 1898. 

ii. John, educated at Lafayette college, studied law in Harris- 
burg, and music in Leipsic and Milan, and d. June 5, 
1887, in Oveldo, Spain, d. s. p. 

in. CatharinerKuiikel, m. Rev. Samuel A. Martin, President 
of Wilson Female College, Chambersburg, Pa. 

XXIX. Clara Jane Porter,'" (Maria-Bucher,' John-Con- 
rad,* John-Conrad,' John-Jacob," John-Jacob,* John,* John,* 
John,' Claus,') b. September, 1828; d. July 24, 1893; m. 

Bu^h&r Family. 141 

December 20, 1855, Samuel Templeton Charlton, M.D., 
son of James Charlton, B.A., M.D., of Alexandria, Pa., and 
Nancy Templeton ; was b. in New Berlin, Snyder county. Pa., 
July 25, 1825; d. November 9, 1886, at Harrisburg. Both 
interred in Alexandria cemetery. Dr. Charlton graduated from 
the Medical College of New York City ; was house surgeon to 
Bellevue Hospital one year and demonstrator of anatomy two 
years, associated with Drs. Mott and Bedford, famous physi- 
cians of New York City. Dr. Charlton finally established 
himself in Harrisburg, Pa., where he attained celebrity and 
died at the height of his usefulness. They had issue (surname 
Charlton), all born in Harrisburg: 

I. Paul, attorney-at-law, Omaha, Nebraska, b. November 2, 
1856 ; m. November 24, 1887, Elizabeth Patton Dennis- 
ton, b. in Chicago May 15, 1859, daughter of John Den- 
niston, of HoUidaysburg, and Maria Milliken ; and had 
issue, all born in Omaha : 

1. Porter, b. September 21, 1888. 

2. Bobert, b. March 14, 1890. 

3. Denniston, b. December 31, 1892. 

a. John Porter, civil engineer; m. June 7, 1894, Caroline Maria 
Bayley, daughter of Wm. C. Bayley. of HoUidaysburg, 
and have issue: Twins, b. February 22, 1895, in Dravos- 
burg, Pa. 
in. Annie-Claire, m. October 4, 1894, John Van Wicheren 
Reynders, of the Steelton Iron Works, Pa. 

XXX. Eleanor Porter,^" (Maria Bucher^, John-Conrad,' 
John-Conrad,' John-Jacob," John-Jacob,* John,* John," John," 
Clans'), b. June 5, 1843 ; m. November 23, 1865, Augustus S. 
I<andis, Attomey-at-Law, HoUidaysburg, Pa., b. June 4, 1834, 
in Pennington, N. J. He was the son of Joseph A. I<andis, 
M.D., who died November 20, 1886, and of Maria Letitia Hol- 
combe, who died August 27, 1891. Judge I^andis graduated at 
Washington-Jefferson College in 1853, read law with the Hon. 
Samuel Calvin, and was admitted to the Blair county bar April 
28, 1857. He has held numerous local oflSces, and was elected 
to the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of 1873-4 in 
which he took an active part. On the 31st of December, 1892, 
was appointed by Governor Robert E. Pattison, President Judge 
of the Twenty-fourth Judicial District. They had issue, (sur- 
name Landis), all b. in HoUidaysburg. 

142 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Maria-Porter, b. August 18, 1866; m. October 15, 1891, by 
Rev. D. H. Barrow, Samuel Porcher, Civil Engineer P. 
R.R., and have issue (surname Poroher): 
1. Dleanor-Landis, b. February 24, 1894. 
ii. Letitia-Holeombe, b. September 9, 1870. 
in. Helen- Montgomery, b. October 31, 1878. 

XXXI. Henry Buchsr SwoopE," (Hannah Buclier,' John- 
Conrad,* John-Conrad,' John-Jacob," John -Jacob," John,* John,' 
John,' Claus'), b. July 17, 1831 ; educated in the schools of his 
native place ; studied law with the Hon. John Scott ; admitted 
to the bar April 14, 1853. In 1854 established himself in Clear- 
field, Pa., where he rapidly attained a high position in his pro- 
fession, with a lucrative practice. Being a leader in the Repub- 
lican party he supported General Grant for the Presidency, by 
whom he was appointed District Attorney for the Western Dis- 
trict of Pennsylvania. He was re-appointed for a full term in 
1874, but d. February 16, 1874; buried in Clearfield. Mr. 
Swoope was a man of marked ability and genius — a poet — a 
bold and brilliant orator, and one of the brightest ornaments of 
the bar. He m. September 6, 1855, Susanna Patton Irvin, 
b. August 31, 1835, dau. of William Irvin and Jane Patton of 
Clearfield, Pa. They had issue (surname Swoope). 

i. Boland-Davis, b. August 26, 1856; attorney-at-law, Curwens- 

ville, Pa.; m. Cora Arnold. 
ii. William-lrvin, b. October 3, 1862 ; attorney-at-law, Clear- 
field, Pa. ; a graduate of Harvard Law School. 
Hi. Jane-Irvin, b. December 25, 1865 ; m. December 25, 1886, 
F. P. Van Valkenburgh, attorney-atrlaw, Millwaukee, 

XXXII. Eliza Bdcher,'° (George-Conrad,' John-Conrad,' 
John-Conrad,' John-Jacob,' John-Jacob," John,* John," John,' 
Claus,') b. July 27, 1854; m. March 21, 1878, John Phillips, 
b. August 3, 1854, merchant and manufacturer, son of William 
Phillips and Susan Moore, all of Alexandria, Pa. They had 
issue (surname Phillips): 

i. Walter, b. July 23, 1879. 

ii. Susan- Scott, b. September 21, 1880. 
Hi. George-Irwin, b. December 9, 1882. 
iv. MariortrBucher, b. May 9, 1888. 

V. John, b. November 20, 1889. 
vi. Miza-Bucher, b. December 17, 1891. 

Cowden of Paztang, 143 


1. Matthew Cowden,' son of William Cowden,' b. about 
1707, in the north of Ireland; d. July, 1773, in Paxtang town- 
ship, then Lancaster couucy, Pa. He came to America prior 
to 1729, and took up a tract of land in Paxtang, upon which 
he resided until his death. He m., in 1730, Martha John- 
son, who survived her husband several years ; both buried in 
Paxtang Church graveyard. They had issue : 

i. William, b. January 11, 1731 ; was a soldier of th.e Revolu- 
tion ; was at Yorktown, and died of camp fever while in 
the service, February, 1782. 

2. ii. Margaret, b. 1733 ; m. John Gilchrist. 

3. Hi. John, b. 1735 ; m. Mary . 

4. iv. James, b. June 16, 1737 ; m. Mary Crouch. 

V. Mary, b. December 10, 1739 ; d. July 5, 1809 ; m. David 
Wray, b. 1728 ; d. April 3, 1805 ; both buried in Derry 
Church graveyard. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 1741 ; m. Robert Keys. 
vii. Bebecca, b. 1743. 

via. Benjamin, b. 1745 ; m. and removed to South Carolina 
prior to the Revolution, where he was killed by the 

II. Margaret Cowden,' (Matthew,' William,') b. about 
1733; m. John Gilchrist, son of John Gilchrist.* They 
had issue (surname Gilchrist): 

i. Martha, m. October 14, 1778, John Bell. 
ii. Matthew, m. Novemoer 13, 1781, Elizabeth Crouch. 

III. John Cowden,' (Matthew,' William,') b. 1735, in 
Paxtang; d. August, 1776, in Cumberland county. Pa.; m. 

Mary . The family afterward removed to ' ' Crooked 

Creek Settlement," in Westmoreland county, Pa. They had 

*John Gilchkist, senior, a native of Londonderry, Ireland, came, 
with his family, to America, in 1730, locating in Paxtang township, 
Lancaster (now Dauphin) county, Pa.; where he died in February, 
1745-6, leaving a wife and children— /ames,- John, m. Margaret Cow- 
den ; Elizabeth ; and Bobert, m. Sarah Ellis. 

144 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. John, 
ii. Joseph, 
iii. Matthew, 
tv. William. 
V. Esther, 
vi. Margaret, 
vii. Jane. 

IV. James Cowden,' (Matthew/ William,') b. June i6, 
1737, in Paxtang township, lyancaster, now Dauphin, county. 
Pa.; d. October 10, 1810, in Paxtang. He was brought up on 
his father's farm, enjoying, however, the advantages of that 
early education of those pioneer times, which, among the 
Scotch-Irish settlers, was remarkably comprehensive and ample. 
Apart from this, he was well-grounded in the tenets of the 
Westminster Confession, which among our pious ancestry 
formed a part of the instruction given to all. Until the thun- 
ders of the Revolution rolled toward the Susquehanna, Mr. 
Cowden remained on the paternal acres, busily engaged in 
farming. At the outset, he was a strong advocate for active 
defensive measures, and in favor of independence. He was 
one of the leading spirits at the meeting at Middletown, June 
9, 1774, of which Colonel James Burd was chairman, and 
whose action, in conjunction with those of Hanover, nerved 
the people of I^ancaster in their patriotic resolves. Suiting the 
action to the word, Mr. Cowden and the young men of his 
neighborhood took measures toward raising a battalion of asso- 
ciators, of which Colonel James Burd was in command, and a 
company of which was intrusted to Captain Cowden. His 
company, although not belonging to the Pennsylvania Ivine, 
was, nevertheless, in several campaigns, and did faithful service 
at Fort Washington, in the Jerseys, at Brandy wine and Ger- 
mantown, and in the war on the Northern and Western fron- 
tiers, defending them from the attack of the savage Indian and 
treacherous Tory. At the close of the war. Captain Cowden 
returned to his farm. Under the Constitution of 1790, he was 
appointed the justice of the peace for the district of I,ower 
Paxtang, April 10, 1793, which he held up to the time he was 
commissioned by Governor Thomas Mifflin one of the associate 
judges of the county of Dauphin, on the 2d of October, 1795, 

Cowden of Paxtang. 145^ 

an ofl5ce he filled acceptably and creditably. In 1809, he was 
chosen Presidential elector, and was an ardent supporter of 
Madison. Judge Cowden m. March 20, 1777, by Reverend 
John Elder, Mary Crouch, b. 1757, in Virginia ; d. October 
14, 1848, in Paxtang township, Dauphin county. Pa., and bur. 
in Paxtang Church graveyard ; dau. of James and Hannah 
Crouch.* They had issue : 

♦James Crouch was b. about 1728, in Virginia. The Crouches 
were an old family, who emigrated at an early day from England, and 
settled in King and Queen county, near the court house. James 
Crouch received a good education, came to Pennsylvania prior to 
1757, purchasing about three thousand acres of land in York county, 
where the town of Wrightsville now stands, on which he settled for 
a few years, but which he subsequently sold, and removed to then Pax- 
tang township, Lancaster county, Pa., where he bought one thousand 
acres of land. He was a soldier of Quebec, being a sergeant of Cap- 
tain Matthew Smith's company of Paxtang volunteers. On his re- 
lease from captivity, he became an officer of the associators, and sub- 
sequently paymaster of the battalion. He served during the whole 
of the Revolutionary war with honor and distinction. He died at 
his residence. Walnut Hill, near Highspire, Pa., on the 24th of May, 
1794, aged sixty-six years. Colonel Crouch m. September 22, 1757, 
Hannah Brown, b. 1727 ; d. May 24, 1787. Their children were ; 
Edward ; Mary, m. Colonel James Cowden ; Elizabeth, m. Matthew 
Gilchrist, removed to Washington county, Pa.; and jETawnafe, m. Boan 

Edward Crouch, son of Colonel James Crouch, was b. at Walnut 
Hill, in Paxtang, November 9, 1764. He Was a merchant by occupa- 
tion. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the army of the Revo- 
lution, and commanded a company in the Whiskey Insurrection, in 
1794. He served as a member of the House of Representatives from 
1804 to 1806, and was a Presidential elector in 1813. Governor Snyder 
appointed him one of the associate judges of the county of Dauphin, 
April 16, 1813, but he resigned upon his election to the Thirteenth 
United States Congress. He d. on the 2d of February, 1827, and is 
buried in Paxtang graveyard, " In^private life he was an able and an 
honest man," wrote one of his contemporaries, and the record of his 
life shows him to have been a gentleman of uprightness of character, 
and as honorable as he was influential. Mr. Crouch m., first, Mar- 
garet Potter, b. 1775 ; d. February 7, 1797 ; dau. of General James 
Potter, of the Revolution. Their only daughter, Mary, b. October 23, 
1791 ; d. October 27, 1846 ; m. Benjamin Jordan, who succeeded to the 
estate of Walnut Hill. He m., secondly, Rachel Bailey, b. April 16, 
1782 ; d. March 2, 1857. 

146 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Hannah, b. 1778, in Paxtang township, Lancaster county 
Pa.; d. May 31, 1850 ; m. November 16, 1819, John Coch- 
ran, b. 1773 ; d. November 16, 1845 ; bur. in Paxtang 
Church graveyard ; son of James Cochran. 
ii. Martha, b. 1780 ; m. June 4, 1837, William Boyd, [see 

Boyd record.) 
iii. Margaret, b. 1782; d. August 19, 1818; unm. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. March 27, 1784 ; d. October 17, 1857 ; m. Wil- 
liam Gillmor. [see Wallace of Hanover.) 
5. V. Matthew-Benjamin, b. June 24, 1786 ; m. Mary Wallace. 
vi. James, 
vii. Mary, m. May 30, 1821, Joseph Jordan. 

V. Matthbw Benjamin Cowden,* (James,' Matthew,' 
■William,') b. June 24, 1786, in Paxtang township, Dauphin 
county. Pa.; d. January 15, 1862 ; was an associate judge of 
Dauphin county, a gentleman of sterling integrity, and of 
marked influence in the community ; m. Mary Wau,ace, b. 
1788 ; d. May 26, 1844, and, with her husband, buried in the 
graveyard of old Paxtang church ; dau. of James "Wallace and 
Sarah Elder (see Wallace Record). They had issue : 

i. James, b. 1815 ; d. July 21, 1877 ; m. Anna M. Chambers, d. 
June 28, 1882, in Columbia, Pa.; with her husband, bur. 
in Harrisburg, Pa. They had: Matthew- A., Anna, 
Sarah, and William-Chambers, d. April 18, 1888. 

ii. John-Wallace, b. August 29, 1817, in Lower Paxtang town- 
ship, Dauphin county. Pa.; was brought up as a far- 
mer, but as he grew to mature years his attention was 
turned to surveying, and he came to Harrisburg, where 
his latter days were passed as a practical surveyor, and 
where he died on the 22d of July, 1872; "he was," 
writes a contemporary, " an unobtrusive, modest and 
estimable citizen, successful in his business, trustworthy 
in all the relations of life, and a sincere and earnest 
Christian." Mr. Cowden m. Mary E. Hatton, daughter 
of Frederick Hatton and Mary Barnett, of Lower Pax- 
tang. They had issue : Margaret ; FredericJcrHatton ; 
Mary, d. s. p.; Sarah, m. H. H. Cummings ; Matthew- 
Benjamin, city surveyor of Harrisburg; Ellen; Eliza- 
beth, m. Matthew Beck; Josephine; and William-Kerr. 

iii. Sarah ; resides in Harrisburg. 

iv. William-Kerr, b. January 5, 1822, in Lower Paxtang town- 
ship, Dauphin county. Pa.; d. July 17, 1888. He was 
brought up a farmer, receiving such facilities of educa- 

Cowden of Paxtang. 147 

tion as th.e schools of the township afforded prior to the 
adoption of the common school system. He continued 
the occupation of a farmer until 1868, when he removed 
to Harrisburg, and engaged in the coal and lumber busi- 
ness, subsequently establishing a plaining-mill. For a 
decade of years, he was one of the inspectors of the 
Dauphin county prison. Mr. Cowden m. Elizabeth M. 
Elder, daughter of Joshua Elder and Mary C. Gillmor 
(see Elder record), and had issue, among others : Mary- 
Wallace, Helen-Cfillmor, Johro-Edjward and Anrm- 

V. Mary, m. David R. Elder, (see Elder record.) 

vi. Edward, d. s. p. 

vii. Margaret, d. July 7, 1822, in inf. 

148 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. William Grain/ and Jean, his wife, natives of county 
Down, Province of Ulster, Ireland, came to America in 1732, 
and located on tlie Manada, a branch of the Swatara creek, in, 
now, Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa. William 
Grain, b. 1704 ; d. in 1780 ; his wife Jean, b. 1795 ; d. Febru- 
ary 15, 1754, and are buried in old Hanover Church grave- 
yard. They had issue, among others : 

i. Ambrose, b. 1734 ; received a good English, education, and 
was brought up a farmer. At the outset of the Revo- 
lution, he enlisted as a private in Captain John Marshal's 
company, March 25, 1776, and was promoted quarter- 
master sergeant, Colonel Samuel Miles' battalion of the 
Pennsylvania Line, July 15, 1 776. At the expiration of 
his term of service, he returned home, and was on sub- 
sequent duty during the inroads of the British, Tories, 
and their Indian allies, in the closing years of the war 
for independence. Captain Grain removed to Loudoun 
county, in the Valley of Virginia, in 1793 or 1794, and 
died there. 

2. ii. George, b. 1739 ; m. and had issue. 

3. Hi. Joseph, b. 1741 ; m. Mary Moore. 

iv. William, b. 1742 ; d. January 8, 1802 ; was a private in Cap- 
tain "William Brown's company of Lancaster county 
associators in 1776 ; m. Ann Espy, b. 1739 ; d. December 
12, 1802. 

4. V. Bichard, b. 1745 ; m. and left issue. 

II. George Grain,' (William,') b. 1739 ; d. May 12, 1796 ; 
was twice married ; m., first, in 1760, Jean Sturgeon. They 
had issue : 

5. i. George, b. 1761 ; m. Martha Ritohey. 

6. ii. William, b. 1763 ; m. Mary Sawyer. 

Hi. Jean, b. 1765; m. Andrew Robinson, {see Bdbinson of 

iv. James, b. 1767 ; m. Margaret McClure. 
V. Lydia, b 1770 ; m. James Ainsworth. (see Ainsworth and 

vi. Jeremiah, b. 1772 ; m. November 3, 1803, Anna Cochran. 

Grain of Hanover. 149 

George Grain, m., secondly, January 22, 1778, by Rev. John 
Elder; but we have no information as to her name. There 
was no issue. 

III. Joseph Grain,' (William,^ b. 1741 ; d. February, 
1789 ; in the struggle for independence he served as first lieu- 
tenant in Gol. Green's battalion of Lancaster county asso- 
ciators in service in the Jerseys, August, 1776 ; captain in the 
sixth battalion in 1777, and in the ninth battalion, Lan- 
caster county militia, in 1780. He m. about 1764, Mary 
Moore, b. 1744; d. April 8, 1789; daughter of Andrew and 
Sarah Moore.* They had issue: 

i. Andrew, b. 1765 ; m. December 20, 1790, Jean Strain ; 

resided in Hanover township, Dauphin county, in 1792. 

ti. Jean, b. December, 1767 ; d. May 9, 1830 ; m. John Barnett. 

(see Barnett record.) 
in. George, b. 1769 ; d. November, 1824. 
iv. William, b. 1771. 
V. Sarah, b. 1773 ; m. William Knox. 
vi. Joseph, b. 1775. 

7. vii. Bichard-Moore, b. 1777 ; m. Elizabeth Whitehill. 
via. Mary, b. 1779. 

8. ix. John, b. 1781 ; m. and left issue. 

X. Nancy, b. 1783 ; m. Isaac Harrison, Jr. 

IV. Richard Grain,' (William,^) b. about 1745, in Han- 
over township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa.; d. prior 
to 1790, in Middleton township, Gumberland county. Pa.; he 
located west of the Susquehanna previous to the Revolution, 
and during the struggle for independence was an officer in one 
of the associated battalions ; was at the battle of Long Island 
under Golonel Frederick Watts, and captured there, but 

♦Andrew Moohe, of Derry township, Lancaster county, Pa., d. 
October, 1767. His children were : 

i. Elizabeth, m. James Forster. (see Forster record.) 

ii. Agnes, m. Craig. 

Hi. Mary, m. Joseph Grain. 

iv, John, m. Agues Forster, and had William, Sarah, and 

V. William, m. June 1, 1761, Margaret Wright, and had 

150 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

paroled soon after on account of wounds recdved in the engage- 
ment. We have no knowledge to whom he was married. 
He left issue : 

i. Espy, d. in October, 1804, in Middleton township, Cumber- 
land county, Pa.; it is stated that he was a man of good 
education, and taught school a number of years. 


Hi. William, 
iv. George. 

V. Mary, m. James Hamilton. 
TO. Jane, m. Joseph Vanhorn, d. prior to 1804, and they had 

issue (surname Vanhorn): Espy and Maty, 
vii. Ann, m. Matthew Bill. 
viii. Richard. 

V. George Grain,' (George,' William,') b. 1761 ; d. prior 
to 1800; m. Martha Ritchey. Mrs. Martha Grain, subse- 
quently, in 1803, m. Major Robert Boai,; they afterwards 
removed to Ohio. The children of George and Martha Grain 

t. Joseph, b. July 1, 1789. 

ii. Andrew-Lee, b. December, 1791. 
Hi. Martha, b. 1793. 
iv. Frances, b. 1795. 

VI. WiLWAM Grain,' (George,' William,') b. 1763; d. 
January 8, 1802; m. June 24, 1788, Mary Sawyer, daughter 
of William and Jane Sawyer, b. in 1767 ; d. about 1820. They 
had among others: 

i. Mary, b. May, 1789. 
ii. WiUiawrSawyer, b. October, 1791. 

VII. Richard Moore Grain,' (Joseph,' William,') b. in 
November, 1777, in Hanover township, I^ancaster county. Pa.; 
d. Friday, September 17, 1852, in Harrisburg, Pa. He re- 
ceived a fair education, and was brought up on his father's 
farm. He became quite prominent in public affairs the first 
decade of this century, and during the incumbency of General 
Andrew Porter as surveyor general of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
Grain received the appointment of deputy secretary of the 
I^and Office, a position he acceptably filled through all the 
changes of administration for forty years, until the advent of 

Grain of Hanover. 151 

Governor Ritner, when he was displaced. He then retired to 
his farm in Cumberland county, from which district he was 
sent a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1837, in 
which he was a leading spirit. During the war of 1812-14, he 
commanded a company of volunteers from Harrisburg, and 
was subsequently commissioned colonel of the Pennsylvania 
militia. Colonel Crain m., in 1802, Elizabeth Whitehill, 
b. 1771 ; d. October 2, 1848; daughter of Robert Whitehill* 
and Eleanor Read. They had issue : 

9. V. Dr. Joseph, b. December 25, 1803 ; m. first, Rebecca Gibson 
"Wills ; secondly, Ellen Chambers. 

ii. Eleanor, b. July 18, 1805 ; m. Dr. William Wilson Ruther- 
ford, {see Butherford record.) 
iii. Elizabeth, b. March 18, 1809 ; m. Leopold N. Wikofl, b. 
August 30, 1800, in Philadelphia; d. October 30, 1874, 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 
iv. Agnes, b. November 24, 1810 ; d. unm. in Harrisburg, Pa. 
10. ». Mary-Adeline, b. May 1, 1817 ; m. first. Dr. Joseph Junkin ; 
secondly, Dr. Alexander T. Dean ; thirdly, Isaac Van 

* Robert Whitehill, son of James and Rachel Whitehill, was 
born July 24, 1738, in the Pequea settlement, Lancaster county. Pa. 
He was educated at the school of Rev. Francis Alison. In the spring 
of 1771, he removed to Cumberland county, locating on a farm two 
miles west of Harrisburg. He was a member of the County Commit- 
mittee of 1774-5 ; of the Convention of July 15, 1776 ; of the Assembly, 
1776-8 ; Council of Safety from October to December, 1777; member of 
the Supreme Executive Council, December 28, 1779, to November 30, 
1781; of the Assembly, 1784-7; under the Constitution of 1790, mem- 
ber of the House of Representatives from 1797 to 1801, and of the 
Senate from 1801 to 1804. During his term as Senator, he was 
Speaker of that body, and presided at the celebrated impeachment 
of the judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In 1805 he was 
elected to Congress, and continued to be a member thereof until his 
death, which occurred at his residence on the 7th of April, 1813. 
His remains are interred at Silvers Spring Presbyterian graveyard. 
Mr. Whitehill m. in 1765, Eleanob Read, daughter of Adam and 
Mary Read, of Hanover in Lancaster county. Pa., b. March 11, 1734; 
d. July 15, 1785. 

152 Petinsyhania Genealogies. 

VIII. John Grain,' Qoseph,' William,') b. circa 1781, in 
Hanover township, Lancaster county. Pa. Settled in Ohio. 
He was twice married ; m. first, Lydia Rebder. They had 
issue : 

i. Milton, m, Donovan ; and had issue : John, William, 

Elizabeth, and Samilda. 
ii. Jacob, m. and left one child, 
m. John, m. Anna Bacon, and had issue: 

1. Bacon; resided in Springfield, Ohio. 

2. Mary. 

3. Charles. 

4. Edward : resided in Philadelphia. 
iv. Bichard, m. Morton, and had issue : 

1. Cornelia, m. George Hatch. 
V. Jackson, m. Susan Miller, and they had issue, John, Charles, 
and Charity. 

John Grain, m. secondly, Nancy Mulholland, daughter 
of Jonathan MulhoUand. They had issue : 

vi. Lydia, m. in 1841, William S. Reyburn, of Ohio ; reside in 
Philadelphia, where Mr. Reyburn has been quite prom- 
inent in public affairs ; and had issue {surname Rey- 
burn) : 

1. John-Edgar, b. February 7, 1845, in Clark county, 

Ohio. ; admitted to Philadelphia bar in 1870 ; 
member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives 
1871, 1874, 1875 and 1876; of the State Senate 1876 
to 1890, of which body he was president pro. tern, 
in 1883 ; elected to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, Fifty- 
second and Fifty- third Congresses. Mr. Reyburn 
m., in 1880, Margaret Crozier, daughter of Judge 
Crozier, of Kansas ; and they had issue : William 
and Eleanor. 

2. Ellen, d. s. p.; m. 1878, Dr. William Greer. 

mi. Mary, m. Orlando Serviss, of Carlisle, O. ; and had issue 

(surname Serviss) Elizabeth, and Bena. 
via. James, m. Nancy Wilson ; resided in Cairo, 111. ; and had 

issue, Bidle, Festal, Clavde, and Choral, 
ix. Nancy, m. John Keifer, of Kansas, who d. in 1892 ; and had 

issue (surname Keifer) Frank, James, Edwin, Elizabeth, 

Emily, and Bertill. 
X. Jonathan ; settled in Cairo, 111. : m. Margaret , of St. 

Louis ; and had issue, Edward, Ella, Bena, Mary, Emma, 

William, and Henry. 

Orain of Hanover. 153 

IX. Joseph Grain,* (Richard-Moore,' Joseph,' William,') 
b. December 25, 1803, at Lancaster, Pa.; d. April 18, 1876, in 
Hoguestown, Pa. He was educated at Dickinson College, 
and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1826. He 
settled first at Harrisburg, where he practiced his profession 
several years, when in 1842 he located permanently at Hogues- 
town, Cumberland county, where he became well known as a 
skillful practitioner. He was a member of old Silvers Spring 
Church, where his remains lie buried. Dr. Crain was twice 
married. Hem. first, in 1831, Rebecca Gibson WiIvI,s, b. 
January 23, 1811 ; d. September 16, 1850 ; daughter of Alex- 
ander Wills and Isabella Wallace (see Wallace of Hanover). 
They had issue : 

i. Isabella-Wallace, h. December 21, 1832; d. December 12, 

a. Elizaheth-Whitehill, b. November 29, 1834 ; m. April 21, 
1853, James Orr, of New Bloomfleld, Perry county, Pa.: 
b. August 9, 1818 ; and they had issue (surname Orr): 

1. JJeftecca, b. August 5, 1855 ; m. William Henry 

Sponsler, of New Bloomfleld, Pa., and they had 
issue (surname Sponsler): 
a. William, b. October 14, 1877. 

2. William, b. November 27, 1868; m. 1882, Jane 

Shuler, of New Bloomfleld, Pa.: and had issue 
(surname Orr); 
a. Marmaduke, b. 1883. 

3. Mearu/r-Butfterford, b. September 22, 1860 ; d. Au- 

gust 13, 1861. 

4. Joseph, b. June 15, 1862. 

5. James- Stanley, b. October 13, 1867. 

Hi. Caroline-Jane, b. January, 1837; d. November 23, 1837. 

iv. Agnes-Caroline, b. October 20, 1844 ; d. July 17, 1890 ; m. 
September 3, 1861, Marmaduke Burrough Taylor, b. 
August 17, 1835; d. January 15, 1890; second son of 
Othniel Hart Taylor and Evelina Burrough ; was edu- 
cated at the Protestant Episcopal Academy, Philadel- 
phia, and at Rutger's College, graduating from the 
National Law School at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1856 ; 
settled at Camden, N. J., where he became quite promi- 
nent in his profession ; took a warm interest in many of 
the business enterprises of that city, and the munici- 
pality as well as the church found in him an earnest 
worker. He was a descendant of one of the oldest 

154 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

families of New Jersey, his ancestor, John Fenwick, 
having established an English colony on the Delaware 
river in 1675, and was the first Governor of New Jersey. 
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor had issue (surname Taylor): 

1. Clarence-Wills, b. July 11, 1862; was educated at 

the P. E. Academy, Philadelphia, and University 
of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1884 ; is engaged 
in active business enterprises in Camden, N. J. 

2. Eveline-Constance, b. December 5, 1865 ; d. 1870. 

3. Annie, b. September 3, 1871 : m. November 2, 1893, 

Rev. Robert Atkinson Mayo, of Holy Trinity 
Memorial Chapel, Philadelphia. 
V. BichardrMoore (M. D.), b. October 20, 1844 ; d. 1886 ; m. 
first Mary Anderson ; and had issue : 

1. Elizabeth. 

2. Anderson. 

Mr. Grain m. secondly Anna Neil, of North Carolina ; and 

had issue: Agnes, b. 1879; Bichard and Alexander {twins): 

vi. Alexander- Wills, b. March 10, 1847 ; resides in Oklahoma ; 

m. December 26, 1880, Lucy Brown ; and they had issue: 

1. Anna-M.- Brown, b. November 30, 1881. 

2. Allen- Wills, b. September 23, 1883. 

3. Ambrose-MarmaduJce, b. January 10, 1886. 

vii. Whitehill, b. September 11, 1850 ; d. September 3, 1856. 

Dr. Joseph Grain, m. secondly, October ii, 1853, Eli^BN J. 
Chambers. They had issue : 

wit. Talbot-Chambers, b. May 20, 1855; m., first, in 1878, Ellen 
Totten, and they had issue Joseph ; m. secondly, in 
October, 1893, Miss Davis, of Meohanicsburg, Pa. 

X. Mary- Adeline,* (Richard-Moore,° Joseph,' William'), 
b. May i, 1817, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. March 3, 1881, at Cam- 
den, N. J.; was thrice married; m. first Dr. Joseph Junkin, 
of Cumberland county. Pa. ; no issue. She m. secondly AivEx- 
ANDER Tracy Dean, who d. November 4, 1844, at Harrisburg, 
Pa. They had issue (surname Dean). 

i. Jennie, m. William S. Bishop, M. D. ; appointed assistant 
surgeon U. S. Navy April 11, 1843; promoted passed 
assistant surgeon May 11, 1845 ; surgeon on retired list 
March 27, 1866 ; d. December 28, 1868. 
ii. Bichar&Crain, b. May 26, 1886 ; graduated from Jefferson 
Medical College: appointed assistant surgeon U. S. 
Navy April 17, 1856 ; promoted passed assistant surgeon 

Orain of Hanover. 155 

March 25, 1861 ; surgeon August 1, 1861 ; medical in- 
spector June 8, 1873; medical director June 10, 1880. 
He m. in 1858, Anna Mulford, dau. of Dr. Isaac S. Mul- 
ford, of Camden, N. J.; and had issue (surname Dean): 

1. Emyna., m. Arthur Ainley; reside in New York. 

2. Alexandier-'iyraey, appointed from Pennsylvania sec- 

ond lieutenant in Twenty-fifth Begiment U. S. 
Infantry November 26, 1880; transferred to Fourth 
Cavalry February 13, 1882; m. Miss Todd, of 

Mrs. Dean m. thirdly, Isaac Van Horn, of Camden, N. J. 
Th.ey had issue (surname Van Horn). 

m. Francia-Crain, m. Harriet Simmons and had issue (surname 
Van Horn), M}a and Dora, all residing in Paris, France. 

156 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. James Dixon,' a native of the north of Ireland, of Scotch 
descent, emigrated to America about 1735. In 1738 he took 
up a tract of four hundred acres of land on the Swatara in the 
county of Lancaster, Province of Pennsylvania, at what was 
named and known for a century as Dixon's ford. This ford 
is directly back of the town of Palmyra, in Lebanon county, 
leading into Hanover township, and upon Smith's map of the 
county of Dauphin, in Pennsylvania, published in 1816, it is 
so marked. "A few years ago," wrote the late Hermanns 
Alricks, Esq., in 1873, "bridge viewers located a bridge a 
short distance above the fording where the banks of the creek 
were high, on land of Mr. Loudermilch, and now it is called 
Loudermilch's bridge or ford." In 1765 James Dixon obtained 
possession of the Graham tract on Bow creek. We have no 
record of his death, but presume it was prior to the Revolu- 
tion. Of his family, we have the record of one — ^John Dixon,' 
b. about 1724, in Ireland; d. in December, 1780, in Hanover. 
It is stated that the loss of his eldest son, Robert, who had 
been killed at Quebec, and the non -return of another favored 
child, who had " gone to the war," hastened his death, through 
grief. The father had been an officer during the Indian wars, 
and served in several civil positions of honor. His wife, 
ArabbI/IvA, died in the autumn of 1775. They had quite a 
large family, and the authority just quoted states that he had 
heard his old Scotch-Irish friends say that the Dixons belonged 
to the best blood of the Revolution. John Dixon and wife, 
Arabella, had issue : 

i. Bohert, b. 1749 ; was sergeant in Captain Matthew Smith's 
company of Paxtang, Colonel William Thompson's 
battalion of riflemen, in June, 1775 ; and fell at Quebec, 
December 31, 1775, "the first martyr of the Revolu- 
tion," wrote William Darby. 

a. Isabella, b. 1751 ; d. May 10, 1824, at Harrisburg ; m. James 
McCormick, who removed to the White Deer valley 

Dixon of Dixon's Ford. 157 

about 1774. Mr. McCormick enlisting in the patriot 
army, his wife and children fled from the valley in 1778, 
owing to the incursions of the Indians on the West 
Branch. Mr. McCormick never returned from the war, 
and she remained among her friends at Dixon's ford. 
They had Btigh, m. Esther Barbara Kumbel, of New 
York city, (see McCormick record, ) and Sarah, m. Robert 
Sloan, of Hanover. 

Hi. Richard, b. 1753 ; d. February, 1848 ; served as a private 
in Captain Matthew Smith's company in 1775 ; but sub- 
sequently enlisted for the war, serving until its close ; 
was promoted to quartermaster-sergeant in the Conti- 
nental Line ;* m. Elizabeth , and had Anna, and 

Maria, who m. and went West. 

iv. James, b. 1756 ; d. September 19, 1782 ; m. Sarah Allen, of 
Hanover, daughter of William and Elizabeth Allen, 
and had Allen. James Dixon and his wife are buried in 
old Hanover churchyard. 
2. V. Sankey, b. 1759 : m. Anna Cochran. 

vi. Mary, b. 1761 ; m. James Breden, and had Anabella ; they 
removed, in 1786, to Western Pennsylvania, and it is 
thought died there. 
vii. Anna, b. 1763 ; m. first, Samuel Carson, and had Sanmel 
and Robert; secondly, Duncan Campbell. Mrs. Carson, 
with her husband, removed in 1786, to Washington 
county. Pa., where Mrs. Carson shortly after died. 
Nothing is known of their descendants. 

* Robert Strain, a native of Hanover, and until his removal to Ohio, 
about the commencement of the present century, a member of Rev. 
Snodgrass' church, under date of ' ' Dayton, Ohio, November 24, 
1835," gives this record of Richard Dixon : 

" A statement of facts with regard to the services of Richard Dixon in the 
War of the Revolution. 
" Richard Dixon, of Lancaster county, Pa., enlisted in Lancaster, 
Pa., in the early part of the year 1775, under Matthew Smith, a cap- 
tain, and remained under Captain Smith until his term of enlistment 
was ended. He then enlisted for and during the war, and said Dixon 
was promoted to the rank of quartermaster-sergeant or sergeant- 
major. I am very distinct in my recollection of Richard Dixon. 
When he first enlisted I made a shot-pouch for him, and stamped on 
the cover the motto of ' Liberty or death !' The whole of the four 
brothers of the Dixon family were in the service until the war was 
ended, and were of the truest kind of Whigs and Patriots. 

Robert Strain." 

158 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

via. John ; nothing is known of him ; he went into the Revolu- 
tion, and his father, at the date of writing his will, 
(1780,) in making a bequest to him, provided for him 
" if he ever returns." He probably died in battle. 
ix. Andbella, m. James Gibson. 

II. Sankey Dixon,' (John,' James,') b. 1759, in London- 
derry township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county. Pa.; d. 
November 11, 1814, at Knoxville, Tenn. He entered the army 
of the Revolution in June, 1775, and served until the close of 
the war for Independence, holding the rank of ensign and 
lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Line ; was wounded at Brandy- 
wine and Yorktown ; settled, in 1786, in the Buffalo valley, 
where he married ; the following year removed to Rockbridge 
county, Virginia ; in the spring of 1800 emigrated to East 
Tennessee, near Knoxville ; m. in 1787, Anna Cochran, b. 
August 16, 1763, in Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa.; d. 
April 12, 1857, at Winchester, Tenn., daughter of George 
Cochran and Anna Henry. They had issue : 

i. John,To. August 14, 1789 ; d. April 1, 1791, in Rockbridge 
county, Va. 

a. Matthew-I/yh, b. January 24, 1792, in Rockbridge county, 
Va. ; d. September 30, 1886, at Talladega, Ala. ; received 
a good education and studied medicine ; served as sur- 
geon's mate during the war of 1812-14, and afterwards 
located at Talladega, where he practiced his profession, 
lived and died, honored and respected. 

Hi. Bohert, b. April 18, 1794 ; d. October 28, 1834, near Selma, 
Ala.; became a minister in the Cumberland Presby- 
terian Church. 

iv. Nancy-Henry, b. January 17, 1796 ; d. May 12, 1848, at 
Louisville, Ky.; m. Charles G. Nimmo, of Winchester, 
Tenn.; and had issue, (surname Nimmo,) flirom, Sarrmel, 
Mizaheth, and Joseph Warren. 

V. Isabella, b. October 19. 1801 ; d. December 4, 1801. 

vi. Mary-JBoan, b. December 3, 1804 ; d. in 1837, at Shelby- 
ville, Tenn.; m. James H. Martin, and had issue, sur- 
name Martin,) William-H., Jane, and John. 

mi. Margaret, b. April 21, 1807 ; d. June 3, 1850, in Winchester, 
Va.; m. in 1830, M. W. Robinson, of Winchester, and 
had issue, (surname Robinson,) BachelrA., m. James R. 
Mankin; Mizabethr White, Samuel, IsdbeUa-White, Wil- 
liam-Darby, Sarah-Sloan, Henry-Clay, and Mary. 

The Family of Egle. 159 


[The family of EGiiE, or Egli, belonged to the ancient German 
tribe of Langobards (Longbeards), which settled in the northern part 
of Italy in the fourth or fifth century. The ancestor of the Swiss 
Egli's emigrated from the Canton Tessino to St. Gall, about the 
twelfth century. This ancestor had five sons, three of whom settled 
in the department of the Loire, in France, subsequently, upon the 
revocation of the Edict of Nantes, removing to the Canton of Zurich, 
where they became followers of the Swiss reformer, Zwingli, whilst 
the other two remained in the Canton of St. Gall. A branch of the 
latter, somewhat later, emigrated to the Canton of Lucerne. The 
St. Gall and Lucerne families adhered to the Roman Catholic faith, 
but a friendly relation with the Zurich branch was constantly main- 
tained. It is more than probable that some one of the same family 
reached England at an early period, for we find that in the seventh 
year of the reign of Edward I. (A. D. 1278), " Wilelmus Egle'et Cus- 
tancia uxor," had holdings in the Hundred of Northstowe, county of 
Cambridge. The English family of Eagle is different in its origin. 
The orthography of the name is somewhat perplexing, from the fact 
that Egle is that adopted by the Zurich branch, while that of Egly 
by those of St. Gall. Although the first settlers in America wrote 
their name Egle, there are changes in different sections of the Union, 
chiefly due to ignorance or carelessness. The New York and Central 
Pennsylvania families write it correctly, Ugh ; those in Ohio, Illi- 
nois and Arkansas, Eagle; while in the Southern States it is Ugley or 
Bagley, and in California, Wcel, all having the same origin — descend- 
ants of Marcus Egle. In the genealogy which is herewith presented, 
we have given the uniform spelling EGLE. Arms — 1 & 2, de sable un 
leon d'or ; 2 & 3, d'argent a I'emauche de trois pisces de gules. Crest — 
Le leon entre un vel coupe a dexter I'argent sur gules a sinister d'or 
sur sable. Motto — " Tien la Poy."] 

I. Marcus Egle,' the first of the name in Pennsylvania, 
was born about the year 1690, in the Canton of Zurich, Switz- 
erland, not far from the city of Berne, from whence he and 
his family emigrated to America prior to 1740. He took up 
a tract of land in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pa., 
where he died in September, 1767, leaving a wife, Elizabeth, 
and five children. We have the names of only four : 

160 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

2. i. John, b. 1723 ; m. Rosina Dick. 

3. a. Caspar, b. October 16, 1725 ; m. first, Elizabeth Mentges ; 

secondly, Catharine Bintling. 

4. in. Adam, b. 1730 ; m. and left issue. 

iv. Susannah, m. Colonel Philip Cole, who, prior to the Revo- 
lution, settled in Buffalo Valley, Pa., and owned the 
tract of land upon which the town of Hartleton, Union 
county, is located. He was quite prominent during the 
early part of the war for independence, but in the 
"Great Runaway," left the valley, and was residing 
after the war at York, Penn'a; subsequently it is 
thought removing to Baltimore, Md. Nothing further 
is known. 

II. John EgIvE,' (Marcus.O b. i723,in the Canton of Zurich, 
Switzerland; d. April, 1796, in Reading, Pa. He seems to 
have been a person of means ; was a storekeeper at New 
Providence, Philadelphia (subsequently Montgomery) county, 
Pa., from 1750 to 1763, afterwards, in 1772, residing in Alsace 
township, Berks county, and, at the time of his death, at Read- 
ing. His will, which was probated May 6, 1796, makes Rev- 
erend William Boas executor, the witnesses being John Spyker 
and Jacob Dick. His wife, Rosina [Dick] , died prior. They 
had issue : 

i. Joseph, b. 1753 ; m. and left issue, but nothing further 

ii. John, b. 1765, in Providence township, Philadelphia (now 
Montgomery) county, Pa., removed to Harrisburg prior 
to 1804, for on the 8th of November that year he and his 
wife gave a deed for a lot of ground in that borough to 
their sons Samuel, and Marcus ; nothing further known. 

Hi. Jacob, b. 1757. 

iv. Vatharim, b. 1763; m., first, Robert Copeland ; secondly, 
William Lauer ; nothing further known. 

III. Caspar Egle,' (Marcus,') b. October 16, 1725, in the 
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland; d. September 3, 1804, in Har- 
risburg, Pa. He was brought up on his father's farm, a wine- 
grower ; received a good education, and with the other mem- 
bers of his family, came to America prior to 1740. His father, 
as before stated, located in Cocalico township, I,ancaster county. 
Pa., but the son settled in Alsace township, Berks county. 
He was naturalized in October, 1762, as appears by the Penn- 

The Family of Egle. 161 

sylvania Archives. In 1770, he was engaged in merchandising 
at Reading, while in 1774 he established a brewery at Lan- 
caster. He took the oath of allegiance August 24, 1777. 
He remained at lyancaster until 1794, when he and his wife 
removed to Harrisburg, Pa., where they both died at the resi- 
dence of his son, Valentine. Caspar Egle was twice married. 
By first wife, Elizabeth Mentges,* b. circ. 1730 ; d. January 
3, 1760. They had issue : 

5. i. Tak,nt%ne,, b. October 27, 1756 ; m. Elizabeth Thomas. 

6. a. Jacob, b. December 12, 1758; m. Catharine Backenstose. 

Caspar Egle m., secondly, in 1763, Catharine Bintling, 
b. about 1738, in Switzerland; d. 181 1, at Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue : 

7. m. John, b. September 20, 1764; m. Catharine Spencer. 
iv. Christian, b. July 6, 1766 ; bap. August 17, 1766. 

V. Catharine, b. March 21, 1768 ; bap. April 16, 1768. 
vi. Anna-Maria, b. March 22, 1770 ; bap. March 28, 1770. 
vii. George- Frederick, b. October 6, 1773 ; bap. December 7, 1773; 

d. April, 1816, in Harrisburgr, Pa.; unm. 
via. Philip, b. April 9, 1775 ; was captain of a merchant vessel, 
and d. prior to 1830, in the city of Baltimore ; unm. 

8. ix. WUliam, b. March 6, 1777 ; m. Sarah Thorn. 

X. Mary, b. January 5, 1780 ; m. Moses Guest. They settled 
in Ohio. He was the author of a work, published in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1828: "Poems on several Occa- 
sions ; To which are annexed Extracts from a journal 
kept by the author during a journey from New Bruns- 
wick, N. J., to Montreal and Quebec." They left de- 

•Elizabeth Mentges, was the daughter of Francis Mentges, sen., 
a Huguenot, b. in Switzerland, city of Berne. There were two other 
children, both younger, who came to Pennsylvania; Katharine, d. 
unm. ; and Francis, b. 1740 ; d. circa, 1800. The latter married but left 
no issue. Francis Mentges was appointed from Lancaster county a lieu- 
tenant in Col. Atlee's Musketry Battalion, March 20, 1776, and on the 
22d, adjutant. He was promoted to major of Eleventh Regiment 
Pennsylvania Line, October 25, 1776, to rank from October 7, 1776 ; 
promoted lieutenant-colonel Fifth Pennsylvania October 9, 1778 ; and 
retired January 1, 1788. Col. Mentges was the first inspector-general 
of the U. S. army ; and one of the original members of the Pennsylva- 
nia Society of the Cincinnati. 

162 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

IV. Adam EglE,' (Marcus/) b. about 1726, in the Canton 
of Zurich, Switzerland ; d. about 1779, in l,ancaster, Pa.; was 
wagon-master of Colonel William Thompson's battalion in the 
army of the Revolution. He married in Lancaster county, 
and had, among others, children : 

l John, b. 1750 ; d. 1826 ; m. and removed to Rowan county, 
N. C; and had, among others, David, and John. 

9. a. George, b. 1752 ; m. [Mary] Heilig. 

10. Hi. Philip, b. 1758 ; m. Hannah Long. 

V. Valentine Egle,' (Caspar,' Marcus,') b. October 27, 
1756, in Bern township, Berks county. Pa.; d. November 23, 
1820, at Harrisburg, Pa. At the age of nineteen, he enlisted 
in the war for independence, and served for a time in the First 
Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line of the Revolution ; and sub- 
sequently was lieutenant in Eighth Battalion Lancaster county 
militia. He learned the trade of a hatter, and settled in Har- 
risburg, Pa. , where he established himself in business and was 
a gentleman universally respected and esteemed. He died sud- 
denly from nervous shock and over-exertion, caused by the 
complete destruction of his property by fire a few months prior. 
He m., in 1796, by Rev. Anthony Hautz, pastor of Frieden's 
Kirche, in Cumberland county. Pa., Elizabeth Thomas, b. 
May 2, 1772, in Londonderry township, Lancaster, now Leba- 
non county. Pa.; d. August 5, 1867, at Harrisburg, Pa. She 
was the daughter of Martin Thomas and Ursula Miiller. Said 
a contemporary, at the time of her decease : ' ' During her long 
and eventful life she was highly esteemed by all who knew her. 
She was an eye-witness of many interesting scenes, not only in 
frontier times, at a period when the red man was occasionally 
to be seen revisiting his old hunting grounds, but during the 
struggle for liberty — the war of the Revolution. ' ' She was in- 
deed a remarkable woman, and the incidents of her life were 
such as few persons have experienced. To her the writer of 
this record is indebted much, for she was to him more than a 
mother. She was faithful and loving to him in his orphanage, 
and her memory is respected and honored as few mothers could 
be. She was a devoted Christian, and her good deeds are the 
heritage of her descendants. Valentine Egle and his wife, Eliza- 
beth Thomas, had issue, all born at Harrisburg, Pa.: 

The Family of Egle. 163 

11. i. John, b.. February 7, 1798 ; m. Elizabeth von Treupel. 

a. Sardhf b. December 25, 1801 ; baptized November 29, 1814 ; 

d. March 30, 1870; m. William Bomgardner, and left 

in. William, b. May 2, 1803; baptized November 29, 1814; d. 

June, 1839 ; unm. 
M>. Thomas, b. December 18, 1808 ; baptized November 29, 1814 ; 

d. May, 1838; m. Nancy McCallum, and had Andrew-J., 

d. s. p., and Adelaide. 

12. V. Mary-Ann, b. December 22, 1811 ; m. Francis John Smith, 
vi. Valentine, b. August 26, 1813 ; baptized November 29, 1814 ; 

d. November 4, 1893 ; unm. 
vii. Hiram, b. August 20, 1817 ; m. November 14, 1851, by Rev. 
Charles A. Hay, D. D., Margaret-Elizabeth Myers, b. 
July 20, 1821, in Mount Joy township, Lancaster county. 
Pa.; d. July 13, 1886, at Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter of 
Greorge Myers and Margaret Elizabeth Bishop ; no 

VI. Jacob KglE,' (Caspar,' Marcus,^) b. December 12, 
1758, in Alsace township, Berks county. Pa.; d. September 6, 
1796, in Lebanon county, Pa.; m. about 1785, Catharine 
Backenstose, b. about 1765, in Berks county, Pa.; d. May 
3, 1847, near Decatur, Macon county. 111.; dau. of John Back- 
enstose. They had issue : 

13. i. John, b. March 19, 1788 ; m. Elizabeth Morrett. 

a. Sarah, b. March 15, 1795, in Womelsdorf, Berks county, 
Pa.; d. circa, 1881, in Lebanon county. Pa.; m. Jonathan 
Barlett, b. April 9, 1804 ; d. April 24, 1874, in Lebanon 
county, Pa. ; son of Elias Barlett and Rebecca Winter ; 
and they had issue (surname Barlett): 

1. Beuben, resides at Jonestown, Pa. 

2. Lavinia, m. Henry Wagner. 

3. Nathan, resides at Wadsworth, O. 

4. Adam, resides at Wadsworth, O. 

VII. John Egle,' (Caspar,' Marcus,^) b. September 20, 
1764, in Alsace township, Berks county. Pa.; d. January 10, 
1838, in Licking county, Ohio. He learned the trade of hatter 
in Philadelphia, and about the year 1796, accompanied his 
brother, William Egle, to the Genesee country, N. Y., 
where he purchased laud in Livingston county. Becoming 
dissatisfied, he returned to Pennsylvania, and settled near 
Alexandria, Huntingdon county, where he married. In 1825 

164 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

he removed to Licking county, OWo, where he resided until 
his death. He m., in 1802, Catharine Spencer, b. August 
2, 1785; d. June 28, 1861; daughter of John Spencer and 
Mary Holihan ; her remains, with those of her husband, rest 
in Spencer's graveyard, four miles north of the city of Newark, 
Ohio. They had issue, all save Elizabeth, born in Hunt- 
ingdon county. Pa.: 

i. Mary, b. August 17, 1803 ; d. s. p. 

a. John, b. January 4, 1805 ; resided near Carthage, Illinois, 
until, in 1854, the second great rush was made for Cali- 
fornia, when he set out for the gold regions, but died 
on the way in Utah ; m. Susan Whitlock, and they had 
issue, among others : 

1. Jane, m. John Nichols, of St. Louis. 

2. William. 

3. Elizabeth, m,. and had issue. 

4. John, m., and had Catharine; resided near Quincy, 


5. Thomas- Jeff erson ; studied medicine in St. Louis. 

6. Ca^sandana. 

7. Valentine. 

8. Bufus. 

Hi. William, b. April 19, 1807; d. 1863, in St. Louis, Mo.; unm. 

iv. Bobert, b. June 8, 1809 ; d. September 10, 1837, in Brighton, 
Ohio ; unm. 

V. Mary, b. August 27, 1811 ; d. s. p. 
14. vi. Valentine, b. October 17, 1813 ; m. Mary Louisa Hines. 

vii. George, b. June 15, 1816 ; d. s. p. 

via. Emily-Holihan, b. June 15, 1817 ; d. February 11, 1888, in 
St. Louis, Mo.; was twice married; first, January 10, 
1838, in Columbus, Ohio, by Reverend Reed, William 
Reily, of Columbus, Ohio. They had no issue as far as 
we can learn. Mrs. Reily, m., secondly, August 14, 
1841, at Columbus, Ohio, by Reverend John Eager, 
Daniel Emerson, b. January 5, 1812, in Vermont ; d. in 
1870, at Salem, 111.; son of John Emerson and Elizabeth 
Patterson, and had issue (surname Emerson): 
1. William- StyUs, b. February 26, 1839, in Columbus, 
Ohio ; resides in the city of St. Louis, Mo. 

ix. Margaret, b. Dec. 30, 1819 ; d. 1849 ; m. Patterson. 

X. Hiram, b. March 4, 1822 ; resides near Newark, Ohio ; m. 
July 1, 1849, near Newark, Ohio, by Reverend John B. 
Fry, Rebecca Glover, b. June 28, 1824, in Hardy county, 
Va.; daughter of Alfred Glover and Jane Pinch ; and 
had issue, all born near Newark, Ohio : 

The Family of Egle. 165 

1. David-Ermrson, b. April 14, 1850. 

2. Milton-Lorengo, b. October 28, 1851 ; m. November 

12, 1878, Clara L. Bowlby. 

3. Jennie, b. August 9, 1856. 

4. Francis-Elmer, b. October 18, 1864. 

xi. David, b. April 22, 1824 ; resides near Carlyle, 111.; m. Feb- 
ruary 18, 1858, in Newark, Ohio, by Reverend William 
Robinson, Susan Cornelia Martin, b. November 2, 1885, 
in Newark, Ohio ; daughter of William Martin and 
Margaret Wilson ; and had issue: 

1. William-Benic-Seymow, b. April 20, 1859; d. May 

13, 1878, near Carlyle, 111. 

2. Kaddie-May, b. June 1, 1863. 
8. 2ig, b. February 6, 1870. 

tni. Elizabeth, b. October 81, 1827 ; m. James Patheal ; reside at 
Salem, 111. 

VIII. William Egle,' (Caspar,'' Marcus,') b. March 6, 
i775i at Lancaster, Pa.; d, November 28, 1847, at Groveland, 
Livingston county, N. Y.; an early settler in the " Genesee 
country;" m. September 5, 1804, Sarah Thorn, b. December 
10, 1785, at Newtown, Bucks county. Pa.; d. May 11, 1869, 
at Groveland, N. Y.; daughter of Lerein Thorn. They had 

15. i. Mary, b. December 24, 1805 ; m. William Bodine. 

a. Valentine, b. June 28, 1808; d. at Farmington, Mich.; m., 
first, September, 24, 1834, Sarah Sage ; d. at Farming- 
ton, Mich., and had Malissa, d. s. p., Sarah-Ann, 
Joseph-Warren, and Effie; no information as to second 

16. Hi. George, b. December 25, 1811 ; m. Almira Lycetta Wright. 

17. iv. WiUianirHenry, b. October 18, 1814 ; m. first, Rosanna 

Keith Bennett ; secondly, Synthia Webb. 

18. V. James, b. September 18, 1815 ; m. Emeline Bird. 

IX. George Egle,' (Adam,' Marcus.^ b. 1752, in Lan- 
caster county, Pa., removed to Rowan county, N. C, where 
he died about 1820; m. [Mary] Heilig, of Germantown, Pa.; 
d. about 1825, in Cabarras county, N. C. They had issue, 
among others : 

i. Mary, b. 1776. 
M. Margaret, b. 1778. 

19. Mi. &eorge, b. 1780 ; m. Mary Haldeman. 

166 Pennsylvania Grmeahgies. 

X. Philip EglK,' (Adam,' Marcus/) b. 1758. in I^ancaster 
county, Pa. ; d. 1822, in Rowan county, N. C. He served 
several tours in the Lancaster county battalions of associators 
and militia. At the close of the struggle for independence he 
removed with probably all of his father's family to Rowan 
county, N. C. He m. Hannah Long, d. 1832, in Maury 
county, Tenn. They had issue : [This entire family write 
their surname Eagle.] 

20. i. Joseph, b. 1785 ; m. Sena Furr. 

M. James, m. and raised a large family ; descendants chiefly 

in North Carolina. 
Hi. John, m.; descendants reside in North Carolina. 
iv. Samuel, removed to Tennessee about 1831; m. and left 
issue : 
1. Sandy, d. 1848, in Tennessee ; m. Eliza Furlow, and 
had Joseph. 
V. Philip, emigrated from North Carolina to Maury county, 
Tenn., in 1831 ; m. Betsy Long, and they had issue, 
Alexander, d. 1889, unm. 
vi. Esther, m. Prank Bane, of Maury county, Tenn.; and had 
issue (surname Bane): 

1. Harriet, m. Tom Shoat, and left issue ; d. in 1860. 

2. Ann, d. 1889 ; m. Samuel Cox, and left issue. 

3. Frances-M., m. Lou Stephenson ; they removed to 

Arkansas in 1870, and thence to Hill county, 

Texas, and left issue. 

vii. David, d. 1873 ; resided in Tennessee, until about 1850, 

when he removed to Prairie county. Ark. ; he m. Betsy 

Long Eagle, his brother Philip's widow, d. 1855, and 

had issue : 

1. Philip, resides in Lonoke county, Ark. 

2. Joseph, m. Sallie Calahan, and had several 


3. John, d. 1878 ; m. Driscol, and left issue. 

4. James, b. 1836 ; k. in battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., 

March 7, 1862, C. S. A. 

5. Nancy, b. 1840 ; d. 1862. 

6. Frances, m. Joseph Kirkpatrick. 

via. Flizabeth, m. Simeon Lutz, and had issue (surname Lutz), 
Sophia, and Henry. 

XI. John Egle,* (Valentine,' Caspar,'' Marcus,') b. Feb- 
ruary 7, 1798, in Harrisburg, Pa.; bap. November 29, 1814, 
by Reverend George Lochman, D. D.; d. June 5, 1834, at 

The Family of Egle. 167 

Harrisburg, Pa.; m. December 13, 1829, in Harrisburg, Pa., 
Elizabeth von Trkupel,* b. December 21, 18 10, in Schuyl- 
kill township, Montgomery county, Pa.; bap. April 12, 181 1, 
by Reverend Beverly Waugh ; d. September 10, 1841, in Har- 
risburg, Pa. They had issue, all b. at Harrisburg, Pa.: 

21. i. Willianir Henry, b. September 17, 1880; m. Eliza-White 


22. it. George-Boyd, b. December 21, 1831 ; m. Martha Kerr. 

XII. Mary Ann Egle,* (Valentine,' Caspar,^ Marcus,') 
b. December 22, i8ii, in Harrisburg, Pa.; bap. November 29, 
1814, by Reverend George Lochman, D. D.; d. May 29, 1837, 
in Pl3miouth, Luzerne county, Pa., and there buried; m. 
Francis John Smith, b. June 3, 1809, at Stratford, Conn.; 
d. October 19, 1865, on Put-in-Bay Island, Ohio; bur. at 
Four Comers, Ohio. He was the son of John Smith and 
Frances Halliburton, and a man of intelligence, energy, and 
enterprise. They had issue (surname Smith) : 

23. i. Welding- Egle,- b. March 6, 1833 ; m. Charlotte Ashton. 

24. ii. Wayman-French, b. March 31, 1836 ; m. Susan Fox. 

XIII. John Egle,* (Jacob,' Caspar,' Marcus,') b. March 
19, 1788, in Womelsdorf, Berks county. Pa.; d. February 6, 
1863, near Decatur, 111. For many years he was engaged in 
the mercantile business in Pennsylvania, and was a leading 
contractor during the period of internal improvements in that 
State. He afterwards, in 1837, removed to a tract of land near 
Decatur, 111., where he engaged in farming. He m., October 

*She was the daughter of John von Treupel, b. December 12, 1782, 
in Haigerseelbach, Nassau, Germany ; d. September 13, 1832, in Har- 
risburg, Pa. ; son of John Conrad von Treupel, magistrate of Haiger- 
seelbach, and Christina Thielmann, of Oberossbach, Germany. He 
married in Haigerseelbach, December 15, 1803, by the Reverend Ph. 
CI. Schmidt, Elizabeth Catharine Yung, b. March 16, 1783, in Haiger- 
seelbach, Nassau, Germany ; d. February 11, 1860, in Harrisburg, 
Pa.; dau. of John Adam Yung, schoolmaster, of Haigerseelbach, and 
Elizabeth Kring, of Obersdorf , in Siegen, Germany. They emigrated 
to America in 1805, and took up their residence in Montgomery 
county. Pa., where all their children were born. He was a soldier of 
the war of 1812-14, and in active service on the Delaware during that 

168 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

25, 1812, Elizabeth Morrett, b. November 13, 1791, near 
]>banon, Pa.; d. March 15, 1879, near Decatur, 111.; daughter 
of Mathias Morrett and Barbara Orth. {see Orth record^ 
They had issue, all born in I^banon county, Pa.: 

i. Jeremiah-Morrett, b. December 19, 1813 ; d. April 14, 1859, 
near San Francisco, Cal.; was twice married ; m., first, 
Ann Thompson, d. near Springfield, 111., and had John- 
Joseph; Henry; and William, d. 1881, m. daughter of 
John Kline, of Macon county, 111., and left five children. 

He m., secondly, Sarah M , and left four children. 

25. a. Sarah-Morrett, b. January 30, 1815 ; m. Robert Henry 
Hi. BosannOrMorrett, b; August 8, 1817; m., first, George 
Raush, d. at Napierville, 111., and had issue (surname 
Raush), John ; Margaret, m., first, Mr. Sheldon, secondly, 
Mr. Vogelsang ; James-J.; Sarah, m. Charles Williams ; 
and iMher. She m., secondly, John Baughman ; re- 
sides in Macon county, 111. 
iv. Mary-Ann, b. April 10, 1820 ; d. March 19, 1854, in Macon 
county. 111. ; m. October 18, 1842, Michael Elson, and had 
three children, d. s. p. 
V. Elmira, b. February 10, 1823 ; d. May 24, 1862, in Macon 
county. 111.; m. March 14, 1854, Herman Mears, and had 
issue (surname Mears), two children, d. s. p., and Mary, 
m. Robert Huddlestone. 
TO. Bebecca, b. May 8, 1824 ; d. February 6, 1864, at Boody, 
111.; m. Frederick Nintker, and had issue (surname 
Nintker): John; Elizabeth; Mary; Amanda, deceased, 
m. Mr. Fisher ; Minnie, and a daughter, m., residing in 

XIV. Valentine Egle,* (John,' Caspar," Marcus, ^ b. Oc- 
tober 17, 1813, in Alexandria, Huntingdon county. Pa. ; resided 
near Hunt's Station, Knox county, Ohio ; m. in Columbus, 
Ohio, September, 1837, Maria Louisa Hines, b. June 11, 
1815, in Franklin county. Pa. ; daughter of Jeremiah Hines and 
Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Michael Baymiller, of the army 
of the Revolution. They had issue : 

i. John, b. February 7, 1840, in Franklin county, Ohio; m. 
October 18, 1861, Martha Ann McDonald, b. October, 
1840, in Knox county, Ohio ; d. October 18, 1876 ; daugh- 
ter of William McDonald ; and had issue, all b. in Knox- 
ville, Ohio. 
1. Mary-Bell, b. July 28, 1862 ; d. September 8, 1864. 

The Family of Egle. 169 

2. Maria-Zerena, b. April 4, ] 864 ; d. December 28, 1865. 
8. Edward, b. September 7, 1868 ; d. Sept. 15, 1868. 

4. Orlendo- Benton, b. September 20, 1869. 

5. Martha- Adelia, b. November 20, 1871. 

6. Matilda-Mavde, b. January 15, 1875. 

M. William-Spencer, b. September 18, 1842, in McDonough, 
111. ; m. December, 1869, Martha Ann Smith, b. August 
14, 1850, in Knox county, Ohio, daughter of Henry D. 
Smith and Elizabeth McVeagh ; and had issue, all b. 
in Licking county, Ohio. 

1. mia-Mabel, b. December 1, 1870. 

2. Charles-Oran, b. June 12, 1878. 

3. Daisy-Dell, b. June 11, 1875. 

4. Bessie, b. August 14, 1877 ; d. September 20, 1877. 
Hi. Mary- Virginia, b. October 3, 1844, in McDonough county, 

iv. Hiram- Hines, b. December 12, 1846 ; m. in Knox county, 

Ohio, Anna Elizabeth Lowe, b. January i, 1850, in 

Johnstown, Licking county, Ohio ; daughter of David 

Rowe and Scottie Kidner. 
V. Catharine-May, b. March 18, 1849, in Licking county, Ohio. 
vi. Margaret-Louisa, b. June 18, 1851, in Licking county, Ohio. 

XV. Mary Egle,* (William,' Caspar,' Marcus,') b. De- 
cember 24, 1805, in Groveland, N. Y.; d. May 28, 1865, in 
Pine Run, Genesee county, Mich., and there buried; m. 
November 17, 1825, in Groveland, N. Y., by Rev. Silas Pratt, 
William Bodine, b. July 11, 1803, in Pennsylvania ; d. April 
13, 1868, in Pine Run, Genesee county, Mich., They had 
issue, all bom at Groveland, N. Y., (surname Bodine): 

i. Catharine, b. September 25, 1826 : m. May 8, 1847, by Rev. 
John C. Wright, John H. Francisco, b. 1823, at White 
Hall, Washington county, N. Y.; son of Robert Fran- 

a. Oscar- Fitzler, b. December 1, 1828. 

Hi. Mortimer-Charles, b. April 10, 1831 ; member of the Twenty- 
third Regiment Michigan Volunteers, and d. in service, 
November 12, 1862, at Lebanon, Ky. 

iv. Sarah-Jane, b. August 2, 1836. 

V. Oakley, b. September 5, 1839; m. September 18, 1865, Barbara 
Celeste Devoe, b. 1848, in Otsego county, N. Y.; daughter 
of Philip and Eliza Ann Devoe, and had Fhra-Ada, d. 
s. p., and Daisy-May. 

vi. Ellen-Eugenie, b. September 17, 1842. 

vii. Charlotte- Bussell, b. May 31, 1846. 

170 Pennsylvania Qmealogies. 

XVI. Gborgb Egle,* (William,' Caspar," Marcus/) b. 
December 25, 181 1, in Groveland, N. Y.; d. in 1882, near 
Otisville, Genesee county, Mich.; m. January i, 1835, at 
Perez, N. Y., by Rev. Samuel Gridley, Elmira Lycetta 
Wright, b. in Scipio, Genoa county, N. Y. Her parents 
were Edmund Wright, b. in 1760, in county Tjrrone, Ireland ; 
d. June 6, 1849 ; m. Sarah Fields, b. in 1786, at Trenton, N. 
J.; d. January 24, 1839, at Perez, N. Y. George Egle had 
issue : 

i. Sarah-Jane, b. September 25, 1835, in York Centre, N. Y. ; 
m. first, December 20, 1855, John Waters Webber ; d. 
in Holly, Oakland county, Mich. ; son of Edward Free- 
man Webber, and had, (surname Webber,) John-Waters, 
and Harriet- Louisa. Mrs. Webber m. secondly, Octo- 
ber 27, 1867, Lyman Witter Spalding, b. January 18, 
1814, in Monroe county, N. Y. ; son of Bphraim Spald- 
ing and Lydia Stephens. 
ft. Edmundr Wright, b. July 29, 1837, in Perez, N. Y. ; enlisted 
in Company K, First Michigan Cavalry, in 1861, and 
was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 
1864, at 10 a. m., and buried on the field where he fell, 
under an apple tree — grave marked on the tree — name 
and age. 
m. Mary, b. July 4, 1839, in Mount Morris, N. Y. ; m. January 
1, 1856, Frank Lemuel Palmer, b. October 11, 1845, in 
Boston, Mass. ; son of William Palmer and Mary Ridg- 
way; served in the civil war, in Company A, First 
Michigan Regiment. 
iv. HdenrlAmisa, b. November 4, 1841, in Mount Morris, N. Y. ; 
m. September 20, 1861, George Ives, b. in Newtown, Pa., 
and had (surname Ives), Frank, Minnie, May, and Qeorge- 
V. WilUamr Henry, b. March 23, 1843, in Groveland, N. Y.; m. 
May 18, 1875, Agnes Ralph Simons, b. May 3, 1853, in 
Sterling county, Canada West ; daughter of Timothy 
Potter Simons and Maria Jane Goodrich. 
vi. Adelaide- Victoria, b. January 18, 1845, in Grand Blanche, 
Genesee county, Mich.; m. July 4, 1866, Robert Alex- 
ander, b. November 24, 1843, in Flint, Mich, and hadr 
(surname Alexander), Ida, d. s. p., and Bobert-Edez. 
vii. Betsy- Ann, b. April 18, 1849, inFlint, Mich.; m. October 19, 

1873, Donald Ferguson, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, 
mi. John-Jefferson, b. July 6, 1851, in Buston, Genesee county, 

The Family of Egle. 171 

«B. HarrietrJjyceUa, b. January 9, 1853, in Flint, Mich.; m. 
December 4, 1870, "William W. Alexander, b. January 
26, 1851, in Flint, Mich., and had (surname Alexander), 
JuliorAlmira, Mary-Ermina, and Arthur-Hugene. 

X. Margaret- Ermina, b. August 6, 1856, in Flint, Mich. 

xi. Oeorge-Clinton, b. January 12, 1859, in Davidson Centre, 
Genesee county, Mich. 

XVII. William Henry Egle,* (William,' Caspar,' Mar- 
cus,') b. October i8, 1814, in Groveland, N. Y.; d. August, 
1853, i^ Bums, Allegheny county, N. Y.; m. first, July 4, 
1839, in Groveland, by Rev. Mr. Brown, Rosannah Keith 
Bennett, b. 1818, near Newtown, Bucks county, Pa.; d. Sep- 
tember 25, 1849, in Bums, N. Y.; daughter of George Bennett 
and Martha Torbert. They had issue : 

26. i. Ara/manda, b. April 15, 1842 ; m. Charles V. Craven. 

27. ii. Albwrtis, b. March 31, 1843 ; m. Lydia McNair. 

William H. Egle, m., secondly, July 4, 1850, by Rev. Mr. 
Brown, Synthia Webb, d. in Burns, N. Y.; daughter of 
William and Sarah Webb. They had issue : 

Hi. Frank, b. October 9, 1851 ; d. March 25, 1864. 

XVIII. James Egle,* (William,' Caspar,' Marcus,') b. Sep- 
tember 18, 1815, in Groveland, Livingston county, N. Y.; d. 
January 11, 1863; m. May 8, 1845, in Groveland, Emeline 
Bird, b. in Hackettstown, N. J.; d. April 4, 1872, in Grove- 
land, N. Y., and with her husband there buried. They had 
issue, all bom in Groveland, N. Y.: 

i. Waiiam-Henry, b. November 1, 1846 ; m. April 29, 1875, by 
Rev. J. B. Countryman, Mary Smock, b. March 9, 1855, 
in Groveland, N. Y. : daughter of Isaac and Hannah 
Smock, and had Charles, d. s. p , James, and a daughter. 

ii. Mary, b. February 25, 1848 ; resides in Groveland, N. Y. 
Hi. Elizabeth, b. October 15, 1849 ; m. October 12, 1876, by Rev. 
David Conway, George Bennett, b. January, 1852, in 
Groveland, N. Y.; son of Samuel and Mary Bennett; 
and had three boys. 

iv. James-Orlendo, b. March 11, 1851; resides in Groveland, N. Y. 

V. LereinrThom, b. April 8, 18.58 ; resides in Groveland, N. Y. 

XIX. George Egle,* (George,' Adam,' Marcus,') b. 1780, 
in Lancaster county, Pa.; removed with his parents to Rowan 

172 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

county, N. C; d. in Newton county, Mo.; m. Mary Hai,de- 
MAN, b. 1782, in Lancaster county. Pa.; d. in 1864, in Newton 
county. Mo. They had issue : 

i. Leah, b. 1802 ; resides in Newton county, Mo. 

a. Mary, b. 1804 ; d. 1878. 

in. Elizabeth, b. 1806 ; resides in Cabarras county, N. O. 

iv. Solomon, b. 1808 ; d. 1878. 

V. John, b. 1810 ; d. 1870. 

28. vi. George-Adam, b. December 25, 1815; m. Nancy Shandy.. 
vii. Sophia, b. 1817 ; resides in Newton county, Mo. 

via. Moses, b. 1819 ; resides in Newton county, Mo. 

XX. Joseph Egle,* (Philip,' Adam,' Marcus,') b. 1785, iti 
Rowan county, N. C. ; d. in 1842 in Pulaski county. Ark. He 
removed to Maury county, Tenn., in 1829; and in 1841 to 
Pulaski county, Ark. He m. in 181 1, Sena Purr, b. 1789, in 
Cabarras county, N. C. ; d. 1862, in Prairie county. Ark. ; 
daughter of Henry Furr. They had issue. 

29. i. James, b. March. 24, 1813 ; m. Charity Swaim. 

a. Maria, b. 1815 ; d. 1892 ; m. in 1884, Thomas Furlow ; d. 
1894 ; and had issue (surname Furlow) : 

1. Sarah, b. 1835 ; m. Brewer. 

2. Ivy, b. 1887 ; m. first, Allen, and had issue, 

(surname Allen), Anna; m. secondly, in 1889, 

8. Doll, b. 1842 ; m. Brewer, and had issue. 

4. Thomas- J., m. first, Carroll ; m. secondly 

Mrs. Apple ; reside in Lonoke county, Ark. 
6. Ulizabeth, m. and had issue. 
Hi. Philip, b. 1817 ; d. 1842 ; m. Sallie Swaim, and had Henry, 
iv. Henry, (twin), b. 1817 ; d. 1886 ; m. first, Louisa Dunardy, 
and had issue: 

1. Eosannah;xa. first, in 1866, Monroe Glover, and had 

issue ; m. secondly, Loster. 

2. Elizabeth, m. 

Henry, m. secondly, Derabery ; and had issue : 

3. James, d. 1892 ; m. Felton, and left issue. 

4. Alexander, m. Parker ; and had issue. 

5. William, m. Mrs. Long. 

V. Elizabeth, d. circ. 1854 ; m. in 1842, James Dunawdry ; and 
had issue, (surname Dunawdry): 

1. Mari/, (Polly), b. 1843. 

2. Jamts-D., b. 1845 ; m. Elizabeth McNealy. 

The Family of Egle. 173 

8. WUliam, b. 1847 ; removed to Texas in 1888 ; m. 
and had issue. 

4. Elizabeth, m. Seaman ; d. 1870. 

vi. Joseph, d. 1847, in San Antonio, Texas ; a soldier. 
vii. John, d. 1855 ; m. 1843, Byaline Dismukis ; d. 1894; and had 
issue : 

1. Mary, b. 1852 ; m. Joe Deaton. 

2. John, b. 1855 ; m. in 1867, Mrs. Dye. 

■TOM. Oeorge-A., d. 1874 ; m, Sarena Swaim ; and had issue . 

1. William, b. 1852 ; d. 1874. 

2. John-B., b. 1854 ; m. Mattie Walters, and had issue. 

3. Francis, m. E. H. Halloday. 

4. Joseph, m. Brown, and had issue, 

5. Charity, m. Goodrum Swaim, and had issue. 

6. James, resides in Lonoke county. Ark. 

7. Pettus, resides in Lonoke county. Ark. 

t*. Bosannah, d. 1861 ; m. 1847, William Swaim, and had issue, 
(surname Swaim) : 

1. Martha, m. Sam. Austin, and had issue. 

2. Joseph, m. Elizabeth King, and had issue. 

3. William, m. first, Ella Boyd ; m. secondly, 

Boyd, and have issue. 

4. Ooodrum, d. 1892 ; m. Charity Eagle. 

5. Margaret, m. Philmore Cook. 

X. Daniel, b. 1833 ; d. 1875, in Lonoke county. Ark. ; m. Eliza- 
beth Hicks, and had issue, among others : 

1. Albert, d. 

2. Elizabeth, m. Poster. 

8. Charles. 

xi. David, b. December 25, 1834 ; d. 1877 in Lonoke county. 
Ark.; m. in 1858, Louisa Ferguson, and had issue : 

1. Antone, b. 1859; m. Bransford. 

2. Bosannah, b. 1862 ; m. John Wright, and had issue 

3. MiUs. 

4. John. 

5. Jinnie, m. first, L. Wright; secondly, 

6. David. 

7. Bertha. 

8. Ada. 

XXI. William Henry EglE,' (John,* Valentine,' Cas- 
par,' Marcus,') b. September 17, 1830, in Harrisburg, Pa., 
where he now resides. His father dying when he was four 
years of age, he went to his paternal grandmother's, to whom 
he was indebted for his careful training during childhood and 

174 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

youth. He was educated in the public and private schools of 
Harrisburg, and at the Harrisburg Military Institute. In 1848 
he was tendered the appointment of midshipman in the United 
States Navy, but declined the honor. At the close of his school 
life he spent three years in the office of the Pennsylvania Tele- 
graph, during most of which time he was foreman of the estab- 
lishment. Subsequently he had charge of the State Printing 
Office. In 1853, having been a frequent correspondent to the 
monthly magazines, he undertook the editorship of the Liter- 
ary Companion (which was discontinued at the end of six 
months), editing at the same time the Daily Times, afterwards 
merged into one of the other newspaper ventures of Harrisburg. 
In 1854 he began the study of medicine with Charles C. Bom- 
baugh, M. D., of Harrisburg. During this period he was also 
assistant teacher in the Boys' school, of the then North ward, 
afterward becoming mailing clerk in the postoffice. In the fall 
of 1857 he resigned this position and entered the Medical Depart- 
ment of the University of Pennsylvania, from which institution 
he was graduated in March, 1859. The same year established 
himself at Harrisburg, and was in the practice of his profession 
there, when in 1862, after the battles of Chantilly and the sec- 
ond Bull Run he went to Washington in response to a telegram 
from General Russell, of Pennsylvania, to assist in the care of 
the wounded. In September of that year he was commissioned 
assistant surgeon of the Ninety-sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania 
Volunteers, and in the summer of 1863, surgeon in the Forty- 
seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia. At the 
close of service with the latter command, he resumed his pro- 
fession, but afterwards accepted the appointment of surgeon of 
Volunteers by President I<incoln, and was ordered to Camp 
Nelson, Kentucky, to examine the colored regiments then being 
raised in that State. He was subsequently detailed with the 
cavalry battalions under Cols. James Brisbin and James F. 
Wade, thence ordered to the Department of the James under 
General Butler, as surgeon of the i i6th U. S. C. I., subsequently 
assigned to the Twenty-fourth Army Corps as executive medi- 
cal officer during the Appomattox campaign. Upon the return 
from that duty he was ordered to Texas with General Jackson's 

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Division, Twenty-fifth Army Corps, as chief medical officer. 
In December, 1865, he resigned the service and returned home, 
partly resuming the practice of his profession. For a period of 
four years he served, by appointment of the President, on the 
boardof medical examiners for pensions ; and for twenty years was 
annually appointed physician to the Dauphin county prison, 
which position he resigned in March, 1887, when Governor 
Beaver appointed him State I/ibrarian, the Senate promptly 
confirming the nomination. So well has he administered this 
office that Governor Pattison re-commissioned him in 1891 , and 
again in March, 1894. The present effectiveness of the Penn- 
sylvania State Library, now in the front rank of the large libra- 
ries of America, largely due to Dr. Egle's management, has 
been greatly appreciated by students at large. Upon the organi- 
zation of the National Guard in 1870, Dr. Egle was appointed 
Surgeon-in-Chief of the Fifth Division with the rank of I,ieu- 
tenant-Colonel, and subsequently in the consolidation of the 
commands, transferred to Surgeon of the Eighth Regiment. In 
1885 he was commissioned Surgeon-in-Chief of the Third Bri- 
gade, which military position he now holds, being the senior 
medical officer of the National Guard of Pennsylvania . Acquir- 
ing an early taste for historical research, during relaxation from 
professional duties, when he returned from the army, in 1866, 
he commenced the preparation of his ' ' History of Pennsylva- 
nia," published in 1876, of which twelve thousand copies were 
sold, when a second edition was issued in 1883. Principally 
among his other historical publications are : Historical Regis- 
ter, 2 vols., (1883-4) ; Historyof the County of Dauphin, (1883); 
History of the County of Lebanon, (1883) ; Centennial — County 
of Dauphin and City of Harrisburg, (1886) ; Pennsylvania Gene- 
alogies — Scotch-Irish and German, (1886) ; Harrisburg-on-the 
Susquehanna, (1892); Historical Register, 2 vols., (1883-4); 
Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, 
first and second series, 2 vols., (1878-82); Reprint, 2 vols., 
(1894-95); third series, 2 vols., (1887-91); fourth series, 2 
vols., (1891-95). He was co-editor of the "Pennsylvania 
Archives," second series, vols. I to XII; editor of the same 
series, vols. XIII to XIX ; and also of the third series now 

176 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

passing through the press. I,afayette College in 1878, conferred 
upon Dr. Kgle the honorary degree of M. A. , appreciative of his 
services in American history. He is a member of the American 
Historical Association, and has been honored by election as 
corresponding member of the principal historical societies of the 
United States, as well as of several learned societies in France 
and England. He was one of the founders and the first pre- 
siding oflScer of the Pennsylvania-German Society, and by vir- 
tue of service as an officer in the War of the Union, a member 
of the "Military Order of the Loyal Legion," and also a mem- 
ber of the Grand Army of the Republic. He is likewise a 
member of the Society of Colonial Wars, of the Sons of the 
Revolution, and of that of the War of 1812-14. Iii addition 
he preserves his membership in the Dauphin County Medical 
Society, and is an active member of the "Association of Mili- 
tary Surgeons of the United States." He resides at Harris- 
burg, Pa. Doctor Egle, m. July 24, i860, at Harrisburg, Pa., 
by the Reverend Daniel Gans, D. D., of the Reformed chturch, 
Eliza White Beatty, b. January 5, 1833, at Harrisburg, Pa., 
daughter of George Beatty and his wife Catharine Shrom. {see 
Beatty record.) They had issue, all born at Harrisburg, Pa.: 

i. Beverly-Waugh, b. Thursday, May 2, 1861 ; bap. Sunday, 
December 1, 1861, by Reverend Francis Hodgson, D. D., 
of the Methodist Episcopal church ; d. Wednesday, 
June 21, 1882, at Chicag-o, Ill.j bur. Monday, June 26, 
1882, at Harrisburg, Pa. Beverly, at the age of six 
years, was sent to the school of Miss Sabina Kelker, 
subsequently the select school of Professor L. H. Gause, 
and finally to the Harrisburg Academy under the care 
of Professor Jacob F. Seller, A. M., continuing there 
until his eighteenth year. Expressing a wish to study 
medicine, special courses were given him in chemistry 
and materia mediea, and in the early part of September, 
1880, he was sent to Chicago to the care of his relative, 
Professor S. J. Jones, M. D., of the Chicago Medical 
College, an advanced medical institution in the West, 
where the advantages afforded him for pursuing his 
studies were unsurpassed. Remaining there, with the 
exception of a few weeks' visit to his home in the spring 
of 1881, he realized the necessity of the highest educa- 
tion in the profession he had selected for his life-work. 

The Family of Egle. 177 

and became a devoted student. His hospital and clin- 
ical experience lifted him, as it were, into the front 
rank of his class, while fellow-students and professors 
alike admired his mental achievements and his court- 
eous manners. He was the acknowledged leader of the 
senior class, and a bright future was seemingly before 
him of position, and honor, and usefulness in the pro- 
fession. Although completely absorbed in his studies, 
he was not unmindful of other duties devolving upon 
him, and his rare social qualities gained him many 
friends in the city of Chicago. He never swerved in 
the performance of his mission, and a few weeks before 
his death he remained by the bedside of a young man 
near his own age, dying of diphtheria, when others had 
fled the room. About the 1st of June ho complained of 
a small boil on his left upper lip. Little attention, 
however, was paid to it, save to lessen the swelling of 
the face, yet alarming cerebral symptoms soon set in, 
and, notwithstanding the best medical skill in the 
country, he breathed his last at 11.30, p. m., on Wed- 
nesday, June 21 — St. Aloysius' day — 188i^. And thus, in 
the opening years of manhood, with prospects as bril- 
liant as any could possibly desire, he passed from out 
the circle of loving hearts to the blessed realizations of 
the life eternal. He was a noble boy, intelligent, 
manly, upright, loving and dutiful, and it need not be 
wondered at that his sudden departure from this 
earthly life caused wounds which time can never fully 

M. Sarah-Beatty, b. Friday, July 13, 1866 ; bap. Saturday, 
February 9, 1867, by Rev. B. B. Leaeock, D. D., Rector 
of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Harrisburg, Pa. 
She m., November 22, 1893, at St. Stephen's Church,. 
Harrisburg, by Rev. Thomas B. Angell, Rector, Robert 
John Holmes ; reside at Altoona, Pa. ; and had issue (sur- 
name Holmes): 
1. William-Henry-Ilgle, b. November 8, 1894 ; baptized 
Sunday, April 7, 1895, by Rev. A. S. Woodle, 
Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Altoona, 

Hi. Catharine-lrwin, b. Tuesday, January 19, 1869 ; bap. Tues- 
day, March 14, 1871, by Rev. Robert J. Keeling, D. D., 
Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

178 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XXII. George Boyd Egle,' (John,* Valentine,' Caspar,' 
Marcus,'), b. December 21, 1831, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; served in 
the three months service at the outbreak of the civil war ; in 
1868 removed to West Virginia, near Martinsburg, where he 
now resides ; m. August 29, 1852, by Rev. William McFadden, 
Martha Kauefman Kerr, b. December 25, 1834, in York 
county, Pa.; d. December i, 1879, near Martinsburg, W. Va.; 
buried at Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter of James Kerr and Jane 
Atkinson. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Elizabeth, b. August 11, 1853, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
August 7, 1874, near Martinsburg, W. Va.; buried at 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
ii. Lavinia, b. February 14, 1855; d. July 12, 1856. 
Hi. Lucinda, b. January 6, 1857; d. February 3, 1857. 
iv. William-Henry, b. October 30, 1858 ; d. December 3, 1891, at 
McKeesport, Pa., buried at Harrisburg; m. Nettie 
Dallas Sigler, of McKeesport, Pa., and had Hiram. 
V. Martha, b. January 10, 1861 ; m. Jacob Strine of Martins- 
burg, W. Va.; and had issue. 
vi. Margaret-Mary, b. January 2, 1862 ; d. February 6, 1864. 
vii. Hiram, b. December 5, 1864 ; d. December 10, 1865. 
via. Virginia, b. February 5, 1874 ; d. September 13, 1878, near 
Martinsburg, W. Va.; buried at Harrisburg, Pa. 
ix. Margaret, b. May 23, 1875. 

XXIII. Welding Egle Smith,' (Mary- Ann,* Valentine,' 
Caspar,'' Marcus,') b. March 6, 1833, in Plymouth, Luzerne 
county, Pa.; m. April 13, 1857, in Huron county, Ohio, 
Charlotte Ashton, b. September 19, 1837, in Lyme, Huron 
county, Ohio ; daughter of Thomas Ashton * and Mary Edgar. 
They had issue, all b. in Four Corners, save the last four, who 
were born in Monroeville, (surname Smith): 

i. Shelden-Egle, b. August 16, 1858 ; m. June 1, 1889, Bessie 

Brown, b. March 27, 1865, at Plymouth, England. 
ii. Allison-Hdllihurton, b. January 18, 1861. 
Hi. Francis-Draper, b. April 26, 1862; resides near McCook, 

* Thomas Ashton was b. in 1810, in Prescott, Lancastershire, Eng- 
landi; came to America in 1831; d. June 2, 1879, in Huron county, 
Ohio; m. Maey Edgae, b. in 1815, in Somersetshire, England, com- 
ing to America in 1832. Mrs. Ashton resides near Monroeville, 
Huron county, Ohio. 

The Family of Egle. 179 

iv. WalUr-Ashton, b. February 16, 1864 ; m. May 10, 1893 
Julia Etta McGrew, b. Januax-y 31, 1868, in Shelby co., 
111.; reside at Oberlin, Kan. 

V. Hiram-Eghs b. February 21, 1866 ; m., June 14, 1894, Har- 
riet G. Fish, b. March 28, 1871, at Monroeville, O.; re- 
side at Gallon, 0. 

vi. Charks-L., b. April 2, 1868. 
vii. Evelyn- Charlotte, b. September 4, 1870. 
viii. Mable-M., b. July 27, 1872 ; d. February 5, 1884, at Monroe- 
ville, Ohio. 

ix. Lottie-Nine, b. August 6, 1877 ; d. February 9, 1884, at Mon- 
roeville, Ohio. 

XXIV. Wayman French Smith,* (Mary-Ann,* Valen- 
tine,' Caspar,' Marcus,^ b. March 31, 1836, in Plymouth, 
Luzerne county, Pa.; resides in Monroeville, Ohio; m. May 
19, 1863, Susan Fox. They had issue (surname Smith) : 

i. Mary-Ann, b. July 24, 1864 ; d. February 3, 1881. 
a, Welding-M., b. January 9, 1866. 
Hi. Wilson-B., b. July 5, 1868 ; d. July 15, 1869. 
iv. Wayman-H., b. May 11, 1870. 
V. Lucy, b. August 19, 1872. 
vi. Fannie-L., b. April 20, 1875. 
vii. George- W., b. July 5, 1880. 
via. Ida-May, b. October 6, 1883. 

XXV. Sarah Morrett Egi.e,' (John,* Jacob,' Caspar,' 
Marcus,*) b. January 30, 1815, in Myerstown, Lebanon county. 
Pa.; d. May 15, 1895, at Chicago, 111.; bur. at Bainbridge, 
Pa.; m. October, 1833, in Sunbury, Pa., by Reverend John 
Peter Schindel, Robert Henry Jones, b. March 22, 1803, 
in county Donegal, Ireland ; d. April 29, 1863, in Bainbridge, 
Pa. His father, Robert Jones, b. March 28, 1772, in Donegal, 
Ireland; d. September 22, 1840, in Bainbridge, Pa.; came to 
America, landing at Philadelphia on the 12th of June, 1806, 
and was in active mercantile life for a period of twenty-five 
years. He m. April 20, 1792, Margaret Williamson, b. June 
5, 1772, in county Monaghan, Ireland ; d. March 30, 1844, in 
Bainbridge, Pa. Their son Robert Henry Jones, received a 
good education, studied medicine with Doctor David Watson, 
of Donegal, and graduated from the medical department of the 
University of Pennsylvania in 1830. He commenced the prac- 
tice of his profession at Bainbridge, in which he continued, 

180 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

very successfully, up to the time of his death. For many 
years there was no physician in the neighborhood, and his 
labors were very arduous. Apart from his professional duties, 
he became interested in various business operations ; was a 
contractor on the old Philadelphia and Columbia railroad, and 
assisted in laying out the village of Bainbridge. Doctor Jones 
was highly respected and honored in the community in which 
he resided, and his memory remains green with many who 
honored him with the title of "the good doctor." Doctor 
Jones and his wife, Sarah Morrett Egle, had issue, all b. in 
Bainbridge, Pa., (surname Jones) : 

i. Amamda-Egle, b. August 29, 1834 ; d. January 8, 1839. 
U. Samuel-Jeremiah, b. March 22, 1836. He received a good 
preliminary education, and, in 1853, entered Dickinson 
College, from which institution he graduated with dis- 
tinguished honors in 1857. After his graduation, he com- 
menced the study of medicine under his father, and, in 
1858. matriculated in the medical department of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, taking his degree as M. D. from 
that institution in 1860. In the same year, he entered 
the United States Navy as assistant surgeon, was attached 
to the United States steamer Minnesota — the flag-ship of 
the Atlantic squadron— which participated in the battle 
with the Merrimac, upon which steamer he remained 
for two years, except when absent as Admiral Goldsbor- 
ough's staff surgeon at the battle of Roanoke Island, and 
Admiral Rowan's staflE surgeon at the battle of Newbern, 
when he was promoted to the grade of surgeon. Doctor 
Jones was United States examining surgeon for the ap- 
pointment of volunteer medical ofllcers during 1868 and 
1864, with his head-quarters at Chicago. He was one 
of the youngest surgeons ever appointed in the United 
States Navy, being not yet twenty-eight years of age 
when he received his promotion. When relieved from 
duty in Chicago, in 1864, he was ordered to New Orleans 
as surgeon-in-chief of the United States naval hospital 
at that place, during an epidemic of yellow fever, and 
as medical purveyor of Admiral Farragut's (blockad- 
ing) squadron. After the close of the war, he was trans- 
ferred to the naval hospital at Pensacola, Florida, as 
surgeon of that hospital, and surgeon of the navy yard 
at Pensacola. He was also the surgeon of the sloop-of- 
war Portsmouth, at New Orleans, and of the frigate 
Sabine, the practice ship for naval apprentices on the 

The Family of Egle. 181 

Atlantic coast. He continued in the naval service until 
1868, when he resigned. In that year he was chosen as 
a delegate from the American Medical Association to 
the European Medical Associations, which held meet- 
tings at Oxford, Heidelberg, and Dresden. The late 
Professor Samuel D. Gross, with Dr. Goodman, of Phila- 
delphia, and Doctor Baker, of New York, were his as- 
sociates. He was also, at the same time, commissioned 
by Governor Geary, of Pennsylvania, to investigate and 
report upon sanitary matters abroad, in the interest of 
that State. Upon his return from Europe, he located 
at Chicago, and commenced a general practice, and was 
appointed president of the Chicago board of examining 
surereons for United States pensions. In 1870, he was 
appointed professor of ophthalmology and otology in the 
Chicago Medical College, a chair which had just been 
established. His studies had been, partly by the natural 
trend of his mind and partly by circumstances, directed 
to diseases of the eye and ear, and the call to this chair 
in the Chicago Medical College determined his life-work. 
He has held this chair ever since, and after establish- 
ing the eye and ear department of St. Luke's Hospital, 
was appointed attending surgeon of that department, 
and has held the post for sixteen years. He also estab- 
lished the eye and ear department of Mercy Hospital 
and of the South Side Dispensary, and was their attend- 
ing surgeon for ten years. He was also connected, as 
attending surgeon, with the Illinois Charitable Eye and 
Ear Infirmary, a State institution, located in Chicago. 
In 1880, Doctor Jones was elected permanent secretary 
of the Illinois State Medical Society, to succeed Doctor 
N. S. Davis, who had held the position for twenty yearn. 
He is an active member of that society, of the Ameri- 
can Medical Association, American Academy of Medi- 
cine, the American Ophthalmological and Otological 
societies, and has been thrice a member of the Interna- 
tional Medical Congress ; and to these bodies, and to the 
American Journal of Medical Sciences, and other medical 
journals, his contributions to the literature of his pro- 
fession have been chiefly made. A partial list of some 
of his valuable monographs, in which are condensed the 
knowledge and discoveries of centuries, and his own ad- 
dition to that knowledge and those discoveries in his 
favorite branch of study, are herewith given : " The 
Present State of Ophthalmology," was delivered before 
the Illinois Medical Association, in May. 1879. " The 

182 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Present State of Otolog-y," "A Seport ou Otology," 
"Iritis: some of Its Dangers," and "Affections of the 
Lachyrmal Apparatus," were also delivered before the 
Illinois Medical Society. "Strabismus: Its Nature and 
Effect," was contributed to the Chicago Medical Gazette, 
of January 6, 1880. "On the Introduction of Liquids 
into the Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear," was delivered 
before the American Medical Association, at New York, 
in June, 1880, and "Modifications of the Methods of 
Treating Chronic non-Suppurative Inflammation of the 
Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear," was delivered before 
the International Medical Congress, in 1876. In 1884, 
his alma mater, Dickinson College, at its one hundred 
and first annual commencement, conferred upon him the 
degree of Doctor of Laws, in recognition of his valuable 
services in medical and surgical science. 

in. Oeorgianna, b. May 22, 1838 ; d. June 18, 1846. 

iv. William- Henry- Harrison, b. October 16, 1840 ; d. March 16, 

V. Robert-Henry, b. July 30, 1«43 ; d. December 8, 1848. 

vi. Sarah-Williamson, b. May 10, 1848 ; d. August 19, 1859. 

XXVI. Aramanda Egle,' (William-Henry,* William,' 
Caspar,' Marcus,') b. April 15, 1842, at Groveland, N. Y. ; 
m. December 20, 1865, near Newtown, Bucks county. Pa., by 
Rev. J. M. Milliken, Charles Vanartsdale Craven, b. 
March 16, 1837, at Hatboro', Pa., son of John Craven and 
Elizabeth Hart; reside near Newtown, Bucks county, Pa. 
They had issue (surname Craven) : 

t. John-Burroughs, b. November 7, 1866. 

a. Frank-Bennett, b. July 26, 1869. 

Hi. George- Washington, b. October 7, 1873. 

iv. Bessie- Wynkoop, b. December 9, 1875. 

XXVII. Alburtis Egle,' (William-Henry,* William,' 
Caspar,' Marcus,') b. March 31, 1843, at Groveland, N. Y. ; 
m. November 25, 1868, at Addisville, Bucks county. Pa., by 
Reverend Hugh I,. Craven, Lydia McNair, b. March 3, 1847, 
at Addisville, Bucks county. Pa., dau. of James S. McNair 
and Eliza CruU ; reside near Newtown, Pa. They had issue : 

i. James-McNair, b. December 23, 1870 ; d. August 6, 1871. 
a. Charles- Wilson, b. May 27, 1872. 
Hi. George- Newman, b. December 6, 1875. 
iv. Bosannah, b. May 12, 1879. 
V. Alice- Vanartsdale, b. October 23, 1883. 

T]ie Family of Egle. 183 

XXIII. George Adam Egle," (George,* George,' Adam,' 
Marcus,') b. Eecember 25, 1815, in Cabarras county, N. C. ; 
resides in Iredell county, N. C. ; m. in 1834, in Cabarras 
county, N. C, Nancy Shandy, b. February 5, 1814, in David- 
son county, N. C, dau. of Sidney Shandy and Harriet Grouf. 
They had issue : 

i. Danul-Alexander, b. May 31, 1835; d. 1863; m. June 19, 
1859, Martha M. Weems, of Mo , and had Sterling-PHce, 
and Nancy-Virginia, 
a. Peyton-Wesley, b. January 14, 1838; m. August 15, 1867, 
Caroline Lazenby, and had George-Adam, and Jane ; re- 
side in Iredell county, N. C. 

m. Julia-A., b. October 4, 1839; d. October 16, 1859. 

iv. Edwin-D., b. May 17, 1842 ; d. November 17, 1844. 
V. Lydia-Ludemia, b. February 26, 1844 ; m. D. L. Dry, and 
had issue (surname Dry) : Leroy Whitfield, William- 
Alfred, John-Wesley, Menry-Lueco, Fanny-Julia, Viola- 
Eveoxia, Linny-Clara, and Nannie Elizabeth ; reside in 
Iredell county, N. C. 

w. William- Sidney, b. April 24, 1846 ; m. March 12, 1867, Mary 
Elizabeth Barnsley, and had William- Barnsley, Sarah- 
Elizabeth, Oeorge, and Zebulon- Vance ; reside in Iredell 
county, N. C. 

vii. Nancy-Jane, b. August 2, 1848 ; d. April 26, 1877 ; m. August 
24, 1863, Thomas Melmoth Beard, and had issue (sur- 
name Beard) : Mary-Etta, Washingtorv- Henry, Johrir 
Franklin,, and James-Alhert. 
viii. GeorgeWashington, b. September 13, 1850,- resides in Ellis 
county, Texas. 

ix Harriet-Josephine, b. October 21, 1852 ; m. July 26, 1871, 
Joseph Stanhope Martin, and had issue (surname 
Martin) : George-Alexander, Charles-Leroy, William- 
Theophilus, and Lilly and Julia (twins) ; reside in 
Iredell county, N. C. 
X. John-FranklinrC., b. November 18, 1854; resides in Iredell 
county, N. C. 

xi. James-Albert, b. February 21, 1857 ; resides in Ellis county, 

xii. Wilburn-W., b. March 5, 1879 ; d. October 14, 1859. 

XXIX. James Egle,' (Joseph,* Philip,' Adam,' Marcus,') b. 
March 24, 1813, in Rowan county, N. C; d. October 3, 1863, 
in Austin, Texas. He removed to Maury county, Tenn., in 
1829, and in 1839 to Pulaski county, Arlc. He m. in 1834 

184 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Charity Swaim, d. June 6, 1881, in Lonoke county, Ark. 

They had issue : 

i. WilUam-H., b. May 5, 1835, in Maury county, Tenn.; is one 
of the wealthiest merchants and planters in his county; 
represented Lonoke county in the State Legislature of 
1893 and 1895 ; m. in February 1868, Malinda A. Robin- 
son ; d. 1882 ; and had issue : 

1. James, b. February, 1859 ; d. September, 1872. 

2. Bosannah, b. July 14, 1861 ; m. Pat. H. "Wheat ; and 

had issue. 

3. Joseph-P., b. September 27, 1862 ; m. Minnie San- 

ders, and had issue. 

4. MadelorM., b. August 4, 1864 : m. Robert Dough- 

erty, and had issue. 

5. Bobert-E.-Lee, b. April 2, 1866. 

6. Mai-y-U., b. September 8, 1868 ; d. inf. 

7. Laura- V., b. April 28, 1870 ; d. July 15, 1888. 

8. WUliam-B., b. September 25, 1872 ; d. May 25, 1873. 

9. Oeorge-B., b. January 8, 1876 ; d. October 13, 1889. 

10. Fat., b. July 17, 1878. 

11. Charley, b. .July 21, 1880; d. October 15, 1880. 

12. Lynn-K., b. February 9, 1882. 

William H. Egle m., secondly, October 29, 1884, Ada Mon- 
roe, of Lonoke county. Ark., and had issue : 

13. Bessie, b. October 29, 1885. 

14. Mamie, b. July 8, 1887 ; d. September 18, 1891. 

15. Lillian, b. November 28, 1889. 

16. W.-H. 

ii. James-P., b. August 10, 1837, in Maury county, Tenn.; in 
1839 went with his father to Pulaski county. Ark. At 
the outbreak of the Civil War in 1 861 he enlisted in the 
Fifth Arkansas regiment in the State service, but 
shortly after was transferred to the Second Arkansas 
mounted rifleman, C. S. A. In the autumn following 
he was elected second lieutenant and in the spring of 
1862 captain of his company. In 1863 he was promoted 
to major of the regiment. By direction of the Confed- 
erate Congress, early in 1865, Reynolds' brigade of 
Arkansas troops to which his command was attached, 
was consolidated into one regiment, the First regiment 
of Arkansas mounted riflemen, dismounted, of which 
he was commissioned lieutenant colonel. He partici- 
pated in the battles of Hominy Creek, Elk Horn, Farm- 
ersville, Richmond, Ky., Murfreesboro', Chickamauga, 
Dug Gap, and in all the conflicts from Dalton to and 

The Family of Egle. 185 

including Peach Tree Creek in front of Atlanta, where 
he was wounded. He was also in the battles of Frank- 
lin, Nashville and Bentonsville, N. C, and many- 
others of less importance. He was made a prisoner at 
the battle of Murfreesboro', and for several months was 
in Camp Chase and Fort Delaware prisons. On his 
return to Arkansas in 1865 he found his home had been 
broken up by the ravages of war ; but with his indom- 
itable energy built himself a cabin, and in a few years 
found himself comfortably fixed, and prominent among 
the successful farmers of Arkansas. In 1870 he was 
ordained to the ministry by the Missionary Baptist 
church, and for fourteen years was president of the 
Arkansas Baptist State convention and chairman of its 
Executive Board. In 1872 Col. Eagle was elected to 
the State Legislature, and in the called session of 1874 
was chosen by that body a member of the board to 
adjust the claims growing out of the Brooks-Baxter 
war. He was a member of the convention which framed 
the present constitution of Arkansas, and represented 
his county in the Legislature in 1877 and 1885, in the 
last session being chosen speaker. In 1888 he was nom- 
inated for Governor and elected by a good majority ; 
and in 1890 renominated and elected for the second 
term. Governor Eagle resides at Little Rock. He m. 
January 3, 1882, Mary Kavanaugh Oldham, of Madison 
county, Kentucky. 

in. Bosannah, b. March 10, 1840; d. 1880; m. first, in 1859, 
James A. Winfred ; and had issue (surname Winfred): 
Booker, and Louisa ; m. secondly, in 1868, E. E. Sullivan, 
and had issue (surname Sullivan): .4nnie,' m. thirdly, 
1877, G. B. Long, and had issue (surname Long), Bobert, 
and Joseph. 

iv. Joseph, b. March 15, 1843 ; k. in battle of Murfreesboro, 
Tenn., C. S. A. 

V. Oeorge-L., b. January 1, 1845 ; d. August, 1848. 

vi. Bohert-J., b. July 17, 1847 ; d. September, 1874, in Lonoke 
county. Ark.; m. first, Victoria Robinson; m. secondly, 
Sou Fletcher ; no children 

vii. Mary-J., b. April 12, 1850 ; m. William Jones, and had 
issue, among others, (surname Jones): Jacob-B., Wil- 
liam-H., Bosannah, and Charity-P. 
viii. Martha-A., b. March 15, 1852; m. first, in 1868, S. A. 
Young ; d. 1879, s. p.; m. secondly, T. S. Boyd, and had 
issue (surname Boyd): 
1. Bobert-S., b. July 16, 1873. 

186 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

2. Charity-Prudence, (twin) b. July 16, 1773. 

3. William, b. November 18, 1875. 

4. James-P., b. December 8, 1882 ; d. inf. 

5. Mattie-L., b. August 18, 1886. 

6. Sallie-F., b. December 31, 1888. 

7. Eagle, b. September 26, 1892. 

ix. John, b. January 11, 1854 ; d. March, 1856. 
X. Sallie-A., b. November 30, 1857 ; m. in 1878, Allen J. Mewer ; 
resides in Lonoke county. Ark. 

Elder of Paxtang. 187 


1. Robert Elder,' b. about 1679 in Scotland, emigrated 
from Lough Neagh, county Antrim, Ireland, where he had 
previously settled, to America about 1730, locating in Paxtang 
township, then Lancaster, now Dauphin county. Pa., on a 
tract of land near the first ridge of the Kittochtinny mountains, 
five miles north of Harrisburg. He died the 28th of July, 
1746, in Paxtang, and is buried in the old church graveyard. 

He married, in 1703, Eleanor , b. in 1684; d. October 

25,1742. They had issue : 

2. i. Robert, b. 1704 ; m. and had issue. 

3. ii. John, b. January 26, 1706; m. 1st, Mary Baker; 2d, Many 


4. in. Thomas, b. 1708 ; m. Mary Patterson, dau. of William Pat- 

terson, of Paxtang. 

5. iv. David, b. 1710; m. Hannah Anderson. 

V. James, b. 1712 ; settled in Pannett township, Cumberland 

(now Franklin) county, Pa. 
vi. Ann, b. 1713 ; m. [John] Anderson, of Octoraro. We have 
no further information of this the perchance only 
sister of Reverend John Elder. 

II. Robert Elder,' (Robert,') b. in 1704, in Scotland ; m. 
and had issue : 

i. John, b. 1730; d. December, 1756, in Hanover, probably 

6. ii. Robert, b. 1732 ; m. Mary Taylor. 

7. Hi. Samuel, b. 1734 ; m. Mary Robinson. 

iv. Isabel, b. 1736 ; m. Adam Breaden, concerning whom we 

have no record. 
V. David, b. 1738 ; m. and removed, late in life, to Ohio, where 

he died. He had, among other children, Joshua and 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 1740. 

III. John Elder,' (Robert,') b. January 26, 1706, in the 
city of Edinburgh, Scotland; d. July 17, 1792, in Paxtang 
township, Dauphin county, Pa. He received a classical edu- 
cation, and graduated from the University at Edinburgh. He 

188 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

subsequently studied divinity, and in 1732. was licensed to 
preach the gospel. Four or five years later, the son followed 
the footsteps of his parents and friends, and came to America. 
Coming as a regularly licensed minister, he was received by 
New Castle Presbytery, having brought credentials to that 
body, afterward to Donegal Presbytery, on the 5th of October, 
1737. Paxtang congregation having separated from that of 
Derry in 1735, and Rev. Mr. Bertram adhering to the latter, 
left that of Paxtang vacant, and they were unanimous in giv- 
ing Rev. John Elder a call. This he accepted on the 12th of 
April, 1738, and on the 22d of November following he was 
ordained and installed, the Rev. Samuel Black presiding. The 
early years of Mr. Elder's ministry were not those of ease ; for 
in the second year the Whitfield excitement took a wide spread 
over the Presbyterian Church. He preached against this re- 
ligious furore, or the " great revival," as it was termed, and 
for this he was accused to the Presbytery of propagating 
"false doctrine." That body cleared him, however, in De- 
cember, 1740; "but a separation was made," says Webster, 
"and the conjunct Presbyters answered the supplications sent 
to them the next summer, by sending Campbell and Rowland 
to those who forsook him. He signed the protest. His sup- 
port being reduced, he took charge of the ' Old Side ' portion 
of the Derry congregation." Following closely upon these 
ecclesiastical troubles came the French and Indian war. Asso- 
ciations were formed throughout the Province of Pennsylvania 
for the defense of the frontiers, and the congregations of Mr. 
Elder were prompt to embody themselves. Their minister 
became their leader — their captain — and they were trained as 
scouts. He superintended the discipline of his men, and his 
mounted rangers became widely known as the ' ' Paxtang 
Boys." During two summers, at least, every man who at- 
tended Paxtang church carried his rifle with him, and their 
minister took his. Subsequently, he was advanced to the 
dignity of colonel by the Provincial authorities, the date of his 
commission being July 11, 1763. He had command of the 
block -houses and stockades from Easton to the Susquehanna. 
The Governor, in tendering this appointment, expressly stated 

Elder of Faxtang. 189 

that nothing more would be expected of him than the general 
oversight. "His justification," says Webster, "lies in the 
crisis of affairs . . . Bay at York, Steele at Conecocheague, 
and Griffith at New Castle, with Burton and Thompson, the 
church missionaries, at Carlisle, headed companies, and were 
actively engaged." During the latter part of the summer of 
1763, many murders were committed in Paxtang, culminating 
in the destruction of the Indians on Conestoga Manor and at 
Lancaster. Although the men composing the company of 
Paxtang men who exterminated the murderous savages re- 
ferred to belonged to his obedient and faithful rangers, it has 
never been proved that the Rev. Mr. Elder had previous 
knowledge of the plot formed, although the Quaker pam- 
phleteers of the day charged him with aiding and abetting the 
destruction of the Indians. When the deed was done, and the 
Quaker authorities were determined to proceed to extreme 
lengths with the participants, and denounced the frontiersmen 
as " riotous and murderous Irish Presbyterians," he took sides 
with the border inhabitants, and sought to condone the deed. 
His letters published in connection with the history of that 
transaction prove him to have been a man judicious, firm and 
decided. During the controversy which ensued, he was the 
author of one of the pamphlets : " I^etter from a Gentleman in 
one of the Black Counties to a Friend in Philadelphia." He 
was relieved from his command by the Governor of the 
Province, who directed that Major Asher Clayton take charge 
of the military establishment. Peace, however, was restored 
— not only in civil affairs, but in the church. The union of 
the synods brought the Rev. John Elder into the same Pres- 
bytery with Messrs. John Roan, Robert Smith, and George 
Duffield, they being at first in a minority, but rapidly settling 
the vacancies with New Side men. By the leave of synod, 
the Rev. Mr. Elder joined the Second Philadelphia Presbytery 
May 19, 1768, and on the formation of the General Assembly, 
became a member of Carlisle Presbytery. At the time the 
British army overran New Jersey, driving before them the 
firagments of our discouraged, naked, and half-starved troops, 
and without any previous arrangement, the Rev. Mr. Elder 

190 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

went on Sunday, as usual, to Paxtang church. The hour ar- 
rived for church-service, when, instead of a sermon, he began 
a short and hasty prayer to the Throne of Grace ; then called 
upon the patriotism of all eflfective men present, and exhorted 
them to aid in support of liberty's cause and the defense of the 
country. In less than thirty minutes a company of volunteers 
was formed. Colonel Robert Elder, the parson's eldest son, was 
chosen captain. They marched next day, though in winter. 
His son John, at sixteen years, was among the first. His son 
Joshua, sub-lieutenant of Lancaster county, could not quit the 
service he was employed in, but sent a substitute. Until his 
death, for a period of fifty -six years, he continued the faithful 
minister of the congregations over which he had been placed in 
the prime of his youthful vigor, passing the age not generally 
allotted to man — that of fourscore and six years. His death 
was deeply lamented far and wide. Not one of all those who 
had welcomed him to his early field of labor survived him. 
Charles Miner, the historian of Wyoming, gives this opinion 
of Rev. John Elder: "I am greatly struck with the evi- 
dences of learning, talent, and spirit displayed by him. He 
was, beyond doubt, ike most extraordinary man of Eastern 
Pennsylvania. I hope some one may draw up a full memoir 
of his life, and a narrative, well digested, of his times . . . 
He was a very extraordinary man, of most extensive influence, 
full of activity and enterprise, learned, pious, and a ready 
writer. I take him to have been of the old Cameronian blood. 
Had his lot been cast in New England, he would have been a 
leader of the Puritans." He had, with one who well remem- 
bered the old minister, " a good and very handsome face. His 
features were regular — no one prominent — good complexion, 
with blue eyes ... He was a portly, long, straight man, over 
six feet in height, large frame and body, with rather heavy 
legs . . He did not talk broad Scotch, but spoke much as 
we do now, yet grammatically." His remains quietly repose 
amid the scenes of his earthly labors, in the burying-ground 
of old Paxtang church, by the side of those who loved and 
revered him. Over his dust a marble slab bears the inscrip- 
tion dictated by his friend and neighbor, William Maclay, first 

Elder of Paxtang. 191 

United States Senator from Pennsylvania. The Rev. Mr. 
Elder was twice married; m., first, in 1740, Mary Baker, b. 
1715, in county Antrim, Ireland; d. June 12, 1749, in Pax- 
tang; dau. of Joshua Baker, of Lancaster, Pa. They had 
issue : 

8. i. Mobert, b. Friday, June 11, 1742 ; m. Mary J. Thompson. 

9. ii. Joshua, b. March 9, 1V44-5 ; m., 1st, Mary McAllister ; 2d, 

Sarah McAllister. 
Hi. Eleanor, b. December 3, 1749 ; m. John Hays. 
iv. Ch-izel, b. May 2, 1749 ; d. September 18, 1769. 

Mr. Elder m., secondly, November 5, 1751, Mary Simpson, 
dau. of Thomas and Sarah Simpson, of Paxtang ; b. 1732, in 
Paxtang ; d. October 3, 1786, at 6 a. m., and had issue : 

V. Sarah, b. October 19, 1752 ; d. February 14, 1822 ; m. James 
Wallace, (see Bobert Wallace record). 
10. vi. Ann, b. October 8, 1754 ; m. Andrew Stephen. 
^ 11. vii. John, b. August 3, 1757 ; m. Elizabeth Awl. 

via. Mary, b. January 12, 1760 ; m. James Wilson, (see Wilson 
ix. Jane, b. May 21, 1762 ; d. August 6, 1763. 

12. X. James, b. Friday June 15, 1764 ; m. Lucinda Wallace. 

13. xi. Thomas, b. January 30, 1767 ; m., 1st, Catharine Cox ; 2d, 

Elizabeth Shippen Jones. 

14. xii. David, b. May 7, 1769 ; m. Jane Galbraith. 

15. adii. Samuel, b. February 27, 1772; m. Margaret Espy. 

16. xiv. Michael, b. Aug 9, 1773 : m. Nancy NcKinney. 

XV. Bebecea, b. March 1, 1776 ; m. James Awl, (see Awl record). 

IV. Thomas Elder,' (Robert,^) b. 1708 ; d. July, 1752 ; 
m. MARy Patterson, dau. of William Patterson. They had 
issue : 

i. John, 
ii. Bachel. 
Hi. Bobert. 

V. David Elder,' (Robert,') b. 1710; d. 1753; m. in 
1730, Hannah Anderson, of Donegal; d. about 1811, in 
Westmoreland county. They had issue : 

■ 17. i. Bobert, b. 1751 ; m. Mary Whiteside, 

VI. Robert Elder,' (Robert,' Robert,') b. 1734, in Han- 
over township, then Lancaster county. Pa.; was twice mar- 
ried. His first wife's name was Cole, and they had one son, 

192 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Joseph. After his death he removed to Maryland, afterwards 
returning to his old home near Harris' Ferry. About 1786, he 
went to Indiana county, Pa., where he died in 1790. His 
second wife was Mary Taylor, who d. April 15, 1813. They 
had issue : 

18. i. James, b. 1763, in Penn'a ; m. Martha Robinson. 

19. ii. David, b. October 16, 1764, in Maryland ; m. Ann Nesbit. 

20. in. Bobert, b. 1767 : m. Mary Smith. 

21. iv. Arum, b. 1770 ; m. Archibald Marshall. 

VII. Samuel Elder,' (Robert,^ Robert,') b. about 1734; 
removed to Maryland prior to the Revolution, where he died ; 
m. Mary Robinson, of Hanover township, I^ancaster, (now 
Dauphin) county. Pa. They had issue : 

i. Samuel, b. 1758 ; m. Mary , b. 1759 ; d. October 21, 

1830, and had issue : 

1. Joseph-Bobinson, b. 1801 ; d. November 16, 1825. 

2. Samuel, accidentally drowned, s. p. 

a. John, d. prior to 1823 ; m. Esther McKinley, b. 1763 ; d. 
July 24, 1823, and had issue : 

1. John, b. March 25, 1784. 

2. Mary, b. March 29, 1785 ; d. April 10, 1857 ; m. 

James Harwood, and had issue (surname Har- 
wood): James, Mary, d. s. p.; Margaret, d. s. p., 
and Henry. 

3. James, b. March 26, 1787, d. s. p. 

4. Margaret, b. August 9, 1789 ; m. Henry White, of 

Baltimore, and had (surname White): William, 
b. 1815. 

5. John, (first,) b. September 19, 1792, 

6. McKinley, b. October 21, 1791. 

7. Stephen, b. April 11, 1794. 

8. Samuel, b. November 9, 1795 ; d. March 8, 1866 ; 

unm.; a flour merchant in Baltimore, Md. 

9. Elizabeth, b. January 14, 1798. 

10. Jamss, b. July 26, 1802 ; d. November, 1860 ; m. 

August 8, 1848, Deborah D. Keene, of Nashua, 
N. H., and had issue, Samuel- J., counsellor-at- 
law, Boston, Mass. 

11. John (second), b. July 30, 1804. 

VIII. Robert Elder,' (John,^ Robert,') was b. June 11, 
1742, in Paxtang; d. September 29, 1818. He was educated 
at the academy in Chester county, and was destined by his 

Elder of Paxtang. 193 

father for the ministry. His inclinations, and the breaking 
out of the French and Indian war, when the boy enlisted with 
his father as a ranger on the frontiers, determined otherwise. 
With his Scotch-Irish neighbors, he entered heartily into the 
contest for independence, and throughout the war of the Rev- 
olution was in the field or engaged in organizing the associ- 
ators, of which he was colonel, succeeding Colonel Burd in 
the command of the companies raised in Paxtang. Ac the 
close of the conflict, he continued his occupation of farming, 
avoiding public ofiBce, preferring the quiet of domestic life. 
Colonel Elder m. Mary J. Thompson, of Derry; b. October 
19, 1750; d. August 18, 1813. They left issue. 

IX. Joshua Bidder,' (John,' Robert,^ b. March 9, 1744-5, 
in Paxtang township, then Lancaster county, Pa.; d. Decem- 
ber 5, 1820, and is interred in Paxtang church graveyard. He 
was a farmer by occupation ; served in the Provincial forces 
during the French and Indian war ; one of the sub-lieutenants 
of the county of Lancaster during the Revolution, and a justice 
of the peace. Under the Constitution of 1790, he was ap- 
pointed, by Governor Mifflin, one of the associate judges of 
the county of Dauphin. Governor McKean, a warm personal 
friend, commissioned him prothonotary January 5, 1800, which 
position he filled nine years ; was afterwards chosen chief bur- 
gess of the borough of Harrisburg, in 18 10. Joshua Elder was 
twice married; m., first, September 15, 1773, by the Rev. John 
Elder, Mary McAllister, b. 1753; d. November 21, 1782; 
m., secondly, on May 23, 1783, by the Rev. John Elder, 
Sarah McAllister, b. 1762; d. December 6, 1807. By 
neither marriage did Judge Elder leave any issue, and his 
estate was devised to a large number of relatives. 

X. Ann Elder,' (John,^ Robert,') b. October 8, 1754; d- 
August 10, 1814; m. September 23, 1779, by Rev. John Elder, 
Andrew Stephen [Steen], b. 1753; d. December 3, 1800; 
both bur. in Paxtang graveyard. They had issue (surname 
Stephen) : 

i. Bobert-Mder. 

a. Ann, b. 1785 ; d. April 20, 1800 ; bur. in Paxtang grave- 

194 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hi. Andrew, b. May 30, 1791 ; d. January 12, 1832 ; bur. in Pax- 
tang Churcli graveyard. 
iv. John, a physician, who practiced near Halifax, Pa. 

XI. John Elder,' (John,'' Robert,^) b. August 3, 1757 ; 
d. April 27, 181 1 , in Paxtang. He was educated under Joseph 
Hutchinson, a celebrated teacher in his day, and gave special 
attention to land-surveying. He was a farmer. At the com- 
mencement of the Revolution, although a youth of eighteen, 
he was enrolled among the associators, and was an ensign in 
Colonel Burd's battalion. On the i8th of April, 1780, he was 
appointed deputy surveyor, and for several years filled that 
position. He was elected sheriff of the county of Dauphin in 
1794, serving from the 19th of November, that year, until Oc- 
tober 17, 1787. Like the majority of persons who have filled 
that responsible ofiice in this locality, he came out of it the 
poorer. Captain Elder m. December 16, 1778, Elizabeth 
Awl, b. November 18, 1781 ; d. about 1850, at the residence 
of her son-in-law, General John Forster. They had issue : 
i. Mary, b. 1779 ; m. John Forster, {see Forster record.) 
ii. Jacob, b. 1783 ; d October, 1816 ; received a thorough Eng- 
lish and classical education, learned the art of printing 
at Lancaster, and in 1802, commenced the publication 
of the Dauphin Guardian, one of the most influential 
newspapers published in the early days of Harrisburg, 
as it was the first Democratic English newspaper there. 
In 1815, he prepared and published "A History of the 
Late War," and was the author of a preliminary work 
on the history of the United States. Under his arduous 
literary labors, Mr. Elder's health failed him, and he 
died at the early age of thirty-three years. He never 
married. His entire life was an active and busy one, 
and he exerted a great influence in the times he lived. 
Hi. John, m. October 17, 1826, Mrs. Mary Thompson, dau. of 

John McCammon, of Middletown. 
iv. Bobert. 
V. Joshua, 
vi. Sally-Ann. 
vii. Eliza- Awl, m. Henry Alward. 

Xn. James Elder,' (John,^ Robert,') b. June 15, 1764 ; 
d. January 14, 1827 ; m. December, 1801, Lucinda Wallace', 
of Virginia ; b. May 28, 1781 ; d. July 26, 1826 ; removed to 

Elder of Paxtang. 195 

Clarkesville, Tenn. After the death of James Elder, his 
widow m., in February, 1829, James B. Reynolds, of Tennessee. 
They had issue : 

i. Joshua, b. January 31, 1803 ; m. and left issue. 

XIII. Thomas Elder.' (John,' Robert,') b. January 30, 
1767 ; d. April 29, 1853, in Harrisburg, Pa. He received a 
good English and classical education, especially under Joseph 
Hutchinson, a celebrated teacher in his day. He subsequently 
attended the academy at Philadelphia, where he graduated. 
Studied law with General John A. Hanna, and was admitted 
to the Dauphin county bar at the August term, 1791. He at 
once began the practice of a profession in which he became 
distinguished, and which he followed with great success for 
upward of forty years, and " was eminent as a safe and 
sagacious counselor, a laborious and indefatigable lawyer." 
During the Whiskey Insurrection, he volunteered as a private 
in Captain Dentzel's company, which marched westward, pre- 
ferring the ranks to that of a commissioned office, which his 
company oflFered him. He subsequently held the office of 
lieutenant colonel of the militia, and was frequently desigfnated 
by the title of colonel. As a citizen in the early years of the 
borough of Harrisburg, Mr. Elder possessed public spirit and 
enterprise in advance of his contemporaries generally. He was 
the prominent and leading spirit in organizing a company to 
erect the Harrisburg bridge, the first constructed over the Sus- 
quehanna, and for many years the longest in the Union. Upon 
the permanent organization, he was unanimously elected the 
president, which office he held by annual re-election of the di- 
rectors, uncil his resignation in June, 1846. He was chosen 
president of the Harrisburg Bank in June, 1816, which office 
he held until his death. Governor Hiester appointed him At- 
torney General of the Commonwealth, a position he filled with 
marked ability from December 20, 1820, to December 18, 1823, 
but he ever after positively refused to accept office, although he 
took deep and active interest for many years in the political 
affairs of the State and Nation. He was blessed with a physical 
constitution which enabled him to accomplish an extraordinary 
amount of labor without diminishing the elasticity of his spirits 

196 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

or the vigor of his mind. He lived to the advanced age of 
over eighty -six years. Mr. Elder was twice married ; m., first, 
March 23, 1799, Catharine Cox, d. June 12, 1810 ; dau. of 
Colonel Cornelius Cox, of Estherton, Pa. They had issue : 

i. George^ Washington, d. s. p. 

a. Mary-B., m. June 13, 1816, Amos Ellmaker, b. February 
2, 1787, in New Holland, Lancaster county. Pa.; d. 
November 18, 1861, in Lancaster, Pa ; son of Nathaniel 
Ellmaker. He graduated at Yale College, and after 
completing his law studies at the celebrated law school 
under Judge Reeves, at Litchfield, Conn., he came to 
Harrisburg, and continued his studies under Thomas 
Elder, and was subsequently admitted to the bar at the 
December term, 1808. He was commissioned deputy 
attorney general for the county of Dauphin, January 
13, 1809, serving until 1812, and represented Dauphin 
county in the Legislature from 1812 to 1814. He was 
appointed, by Governor Snyder, president judge of that 
judicial district, July 3, 1815. In 1814, he accompanied 
the volunteers to Baltimore, as an aid to General 
Porster. On the 30th of December, 1816, he resigned 
to accept the position of Attorney General of the State, 
serving to 1819. In June, 1821, he removed to Lancas- 
ter, resuming the practice of his profession. He was 
the anti-Masonic candidate for "Vice-President of the 
United States in 1832. "Mr. Ellmaker," says Mr. 
Harris, in his "Reminiscences," "was reported to be 
a good lawyer, and his addresses to the jury, when at 
the bar, were clear, distinct, and argumentative.'' As 
a gentleman, he possessed, in an eminent degree, those 
characteristics which distinguish men of rare endow- 
ment. He was well-informed, and of a lively social 
disposition, and in all the relations and positions of life 
was a model worthy of imitation. They had issue (sur- 
name Ellmaker] : 

1. Nathaniel, a lawyer at Lancaster, Pa.; m. October 

1, 1844, Cecilia M. Hager. 

2. Franklin, d. s. p. 

3. Catharine- Cox, d. s. p. 

4. Elizabeth-Mder, d. s. p. 

5. Thomas, resides at Lancaster, Pa. 

6. Levi, m. January 13, 1859, Elizabeth Carson, and 

had Mary-Elder, d. s. p.; Elizabeth-Elder, Susanr 
Carson, and Amos, d. s. p. 

Elder of Paxtang. 197 

Thomas Eldarm., secondly, May 30, 18 13, Elizabeth Ship- 
PEN Jones, b. December 13, 1787, in Burlington, N. J.; d. Oc- 
tober 31, 1871, in Harrisburg, Pa.; dau. of Robert Strettell 
Jones and Ann Shippen. They had issue : 

in. Ann-Shippen, b. October 19, 1814 ; d. March 5, 1818. 

iv. Catharine-Jones, b. July 20, 1816 ; m. Samuel Bethel Boudei 
b. January 1, 1806 ; d. June 26, 1880 ; son of Captain 
Thomas Boude of the Revolution ; and had issue (sur- 
name Boude.) 

1. ^iaabei/i-SAij)pen, b. September 8, 1836 ; m. Jasper 


2. Emily-Alice, b. December 23, 1838. 

3. Helen-Mary, b. August 10, 1843 ; m. Edward Hud- 

son Worrall. 

4. Thomas-Elder, b. January 24, 1847; d. Feb. 29, 1862. 

5. Charles-Henry, b. June 22, 1849 ; d. May 20, 1893 i 

accidentally killed ; m. Eleanor P. Beatty, and 
had issue : 

a. Mary- Scott- Clendenin, b. January 20, 1873. 

b. Philip-Bethel, b. October 16, 1875. 

6. Samuel- Bethel, b. November 22, 1864. 

22. V. Thomas, b. June 28, 1818 ; m Margaretta Wilson. 

in. John, b. May 27, 1820; d. April 27, 1867, near Atlanta, Ga- 
vii. Sarah-Wallace, b. January 13, 1822; d. December 19, 1832" 
viU. MizabethrShippen, b. October 6, 1824 ; d. Dec. 19, 1832. 

23. ix. James- Shippen, b. April 29, 1826; m. Mary Carpenter. 

XIV. David Elder,' (John,' Robert,') b. May 7, 1769, in 
Paxtang; d. May 22, i8og; m. Jean Galbeaith, b. 1772; d. 
January 13, 1842; dau. of Colonel Bertram Galbraith, {see Gal- 
braith record}. They had issue : 

i. Mary, m., 1st, Doctor Henry B. Dorranoe, d. October 1, 
1828, and bur. at Paxtang ; m., 2d, Judge David Scott, 
of Wilks-Barre, Pa. 
it. Ann, d. unm. 
m. Mizabeth-Galbraith, b. March 17, 1806 ; m. Robert R. Elder. 

(see Elder record, xxx.) 
»». Bobert, b. 1806 ; d. 1854 ; m. in 1830 Hannah Deitrick, and 
had issue : 
1. Mary-Simpson, b. 1832 ; d. 1871 ; m. in 1860 Walter 
G. Sterling; b. November 24, 1821, at Black Wal- 
nut, near Meshoppen, Pa. ; d. April 12, 1889, at 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was the son of Daniel and 
Rachel Sterling ; in 1835 entered the office of 
George M. HoUenbach ; in 1849 went to California 

198 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

where he remained two years, returning to 
Wilkes-Barre ; in connection with Mr. Hollen- 
bach established a private bank; subsequently 
assisted in organizing the Second National bank 
and became its vice-president ; was secretary and 
treasurer of the Wilkes-Barre Bridge company, 
and associated himself in every progressive move- 
ment which entered into the business of the city 
of Wilkes-Barre. They had issue (surname Ster- 
ling) : 

a. Mary-Scott, b. 1861. 

6. Emily, b. 1862 ; d. in inf. 

c. Florence, b. 1864; d. in inf. 

2. Jane-Oalbraith, b. 1834 ; d. 1894 ; m. in 1867, John 

MaoFarland, of Mount Joy, Pa. 

3. David, b. 1838. 

4. ArmrElizabeth, b. 1843 ; m. in 1868, Samuel Bickle, 

of Millersburg, Pa. 

5. Robert, b. 1851. 

6. Emma. b. 1853 ; m. in 1872, Walter G. Sterling 

(named above), and had issue (surname Sterling) 
a. Margaret, b. 1873. 
6. Walter-Carl, b. 1876. 

c. Knight, b. 1877. 

d. Faul, b. 1879. 

e. Leila, b. 1881. 

XV. Samuel Elder,' (John," Robert,^) b. February 27, 1772: 
d. September 26, 1815, in Harrisburg, Pa. He was educated 
at the schools of Joseph Hutchinson and Joseph Allen, and fol- 
lowed fanning in his early years. He was a soldier in the ex- 
pedition westward in 1794, and held a position in the military 
establishment of 1798. He filled the office of sheriff of Dau- 
phin county from October 23, 1800, to October 21, 1803, which, 
as in the case of his brother John, financially crippled him. 
Mr. Elder died at Harrisburg on the 26th of September, 1815, 
aged forty-three years. In paying brief tributes to his memory, 
the newspapers of the day speak in the warmest terms of his 
faithfulness as a public officer, his prominence as a citizen, and 
the upright character of his entire life, passing away in the 
vigor of his manhood. Mr. Elder m., March 7, 1793, MARGA- 
RET Espy, b. February 27, 1772 ; d. September 4, 1851 ; dau. 
of Josiah Espy and Anne Kirkpatrick. They had issue : 

Elder of Paxtang. 199 

245 i. Ann-Espy, b. February 25, 1794 ; m. Alexander M. Piper. 

25. ii. John, b. 1796 ; m. Jane Henderson Ritohey. 

26. Hi. Mary-S., b. 1798; m., Ist, Adams Campbell; 2d, William 

iv. Josiah, b. 1801 : d. October 30, 1844. 

27. V. Sarah-McAllister, b. September 16, 1803; m. William H. 


XVI. MiCHAEi, Ei<DER,' (John,' Robert,') b. August 9, 1773 ; 
d. September 25, [850, at Columbia, Pa. ; was twice married ; 
m. first, June 4, 1795, Nancy McKinney, of Middletown. 
They had issue : 

i. Myra, m. Christian Haldeman. 

ii. Preston- Billings, b. February 6, 1810 ; d. January 6, 1840, in 
Columbia : m. in 1834, Henrietta E. V. Claiborne ; was 
cashier of the Columbia Bank and Bridge company, at 
the same time editor of the Spy ; was a brilliant writer 
ot prose and verse, a volume of which was published 
after his death. 

Michael Elder m., secondly, April 5, 1827, Charlotte Gib- 
ERSON. They had issue : 
Hi. William, d. s. p. 

XVII. Robert Elder,' (David," Robert,') b. in 1751, in 
Paxtang township ; d. October, 1837, in Deny township, West- 
moreland county, Penn'a. At the close of the War of the Rev- 
olution, Robert Elder accompanied his mother to Westmore- 
land county, where they settled, He had previously married 
Mary Whiteside, a daughter of Thomas Whiteside, an early 
English settler in Lancaster county, most of whose descendants 
reside in Ohio and Illinois. Mary Whiteside Elder d. in Feb- 
ruary, 1823. They had issue : 

28. i. Hannah, b. 1779 ; m. James Richards. 

29. ii. Thomas, b. 1781 ; m. Mary McConnell. 

XVIII. James Elder,* (Robert,' Robert,'' Robert,') b. 1763, 
in Dauphin county ; removed to Indiana county, Pa., in 1786, 
where he d. April 13, 1813 ; m. December 25, 1792, Martha 
Robinson, daughter of Robert Robinson, b. 1772 ; d. May 27, 
18 1 2. They had issue : 

30. . i. Eohert B., b.. October 8, 1793 ; m. Sarah Sherer. 

31. ii. David, b. August 22, 1795 ; m. Juliana Sherer. 

200 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

32. in. John, b. October 2, 1797 ; m. Elizabetb McKee. 

33. iv. Polly, b. October 22, 1799 ; m. Samuel Russell. 

34. V. Joshua, b. January 18, 1802 ; m. Eleanor Sherer. 

35. vi. James, b. February 18, 1804 ; m. Margaret Barnett. 

36. vii. Bachel, b. December 18, 1806 ; m. Rev. Jesse Smith. 

37. via. Thomas, b. March 1, 1810 ; m. Elizabeth Coleman. 

^ XIX. David Ei<der,* (Robert,' Robert,'' Robert,') b. Octo- 
ber 28, 1764, in Maryland; d. January 8, 1834, in Fontaine 
county, Ind.; m., June 3, 1790, Ann Nesbit, b. December 27, 
1771, in Lancaster county, Pa.; d. July 22, 1854, in Clark 
county, Ohio. They had issue : 

38. i. Bobert, b. May 28, 1791 ; m. Elizabeth Sherer. 

ii. Sarah, b. May 23, 1793 ; d. July 16, 1835, in Ohio ; m. in 

1816, Robert Johnson. 
in. Mary, b. April 21, 1795 ; d. August 18, 1796. 
iv. John-NesUt, b. March 23, 1797 ; resided in Fontaine county, 

Ind., in 1850. 
V. Ann, b. March 18, 1799 ; m. in 1820, Abram Brewer, and 

had issue. 
vi. James, b. July 7, 1800 ; d. December 9, 1837 ; m. in 1830, 

Susan Noble, and left issue. 
vii. Polly-Taylm; b. October 31, 1802; d. August 17, 1819. 
viii. Ifiancy, b. December 25, 1804 ; m. Robert Elder, son of 

Robert Elder and Ann Ingram. 
ix. Joshua-David, b. February 18, 1807 ; d. October 30, 1836, in 

Pittsburgh, Pa.; m. in 1825, Eliza Murray, who d. at 

Lewisburg, Pa., and had issue : Qlorvina, m. James C. 

McClure, of Northumberland county, and Andrew. 

39. X. Eliza-MoorJiead, b. February 14, 1809 ; m. Jacob Tice. 

xi. Martha-Bobinson, b. May 19, 1811 ; m. James A. White ; re- 
side in Vermillion county, Ind. 

XX. Robert Elder,* (Robert,' Robert,' Robert,') b. 1767 ; 
d. April 12, J813, at Elder's Ridge, Pa.; m. Mary Smith ; d. 
December, 1857. They had issue : 

t. Margaret, h. 1796; d. June 7, 1837; m. in 1820, William 
Ewing, of Indiana county ; d. August 31, 1844 ; and had 
issue (surname Ewing): John, Joshua, Bobert, Rev. James- 
A., and William. 
ii. Joshua, b. 1798 ; d. November 11, 1825, unm., at Harris- 
burg, Pa. 
Hi. Mary, [Polly,] b. 1800; m. John Laird ; and they had issue 
(surname Laird): Zachariah, Maria, Judith, Margaret, 
and Bobert-Elder. 

Elder of Paxtang. 201 

»■». Ann, b. 1802 ; d. 1816. 
V. John, b. 1804 ; d. 1823. 
vi. Hannah, b. 1807 ; d. 1832 ; unm. 

vU. Eobert, b. December 23, 1809 ; m. March 20, 1834, Nancy 
Douglass ; and they had issue : 

1. Maria-J., m. Rev. Thomas R. Elder. 

2. John-Douglass, k. in the army in Tennessee. 
8. Bobert-T. 

4. Cordelia, m. and had issue. 

5. Julia-M., m. and had issue. 

6. Lydia-A. 

7. Josephine. 

8. Agnes- V. 

9. Lizzie- E. 

XXI. Annie Ei<der,* (Robert,' Robert," Robert,') d. in 
Indiana county, Pa.; m. Archibald Marshai<l. They had 
issue (surname Marshall : 

t. Anne, m. James Mowry. 
a. PoUy, m. Alexander Templeton. 

XXII. Thomas Elder,* (Thomas,' John," Robert,") b. June 
28, 1818, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. April 29, 1855, in Waverly, 
Mo.; m.. May 7, 1850, Margaretta Wilson, daughter of 
Thomas Low Wilson and Julianna Margaretta Bender. They 
had issue : 

t. Thomas, b. February 21, 1851 ; d. s. p. 
ii. Wilson, b. January 13, 1853. 

XXIII. James-Shippen Elder,* (Thomas,' John,' Rob- 
ert,') b. April 29, 1824, in Harrisburg, Pa.; enlisted in the 
Cameron Guards in the war with Mexico ; appointed second 
lieutenant Eleventh infantry, July 24, 1847 ; disbanded August 
17, 1848 ; at the breaking out of the Rebellion, appointed cap- 
tain Eleventh infantry. May 14, 1861, remaining in the service 
until January 6, 1864. Captain Elder m. Mary Carpenter, 
daughter of Israel and Catharine Carpenter. They had issue : 

i. Hoberi-James, b. November 14, 1850; m. Annie Nesbit, d. 

April 3, 1872, s. p., dau. of William and Martha Nesbit. 
ii. Thomas, b. February 18, 1852 ; d. July 1, 1852. 
in. William-Smedley, b. July 25, 1854 ; resides in Wellington, 

it). Joshua, b. March 23, 1857 ; m. Emma- Jane Schroover, 

and they had James-Henry, Mary-Elizabeth, and John- 


202 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. Tfiomas- Brown, b. February 19, 1859 ; resides in Elderton, 

vi. John-James, b. March 4, 1861. 
vii. Charles- Mclntire, b. June 18, 1866. 

XXIV. Ann Espy Elder,* (Samuel,' John,' Robert,^) b. 
February 25, 1794; d. June 3, 1886, in Carlisle, Pa.; m. in 
1816, Alexander M. Piper, b. in 1786, in Bedford, Pa.; d. 
March 17, 1868, in Carlisle, Pa. They had issue, all born in 
Harrisburg, Pa., (surname Piper): 

i. John, b. 1817 ; d. 1825. 

M. Samuel, b. 1819 ; d. 1843 ; m., 1842, Lucinda "Wall, of Phila- 
delphia, and left one daughter. 

iii. William, b. 1821 ; d. in infancy. 

iv. Margaret-Elder, b. 1823 ; m. May 1, 1845, Erkuries Beatty, 
b. May 6, 1817, in Columbia, Pa.; d. March 8, 1880, in 
Carlisle, Pa.; son of William Pitt Beatty, and grand- 
son of Rev. Charles Beatty, the first Presbyterian mis- 
sionary west of the Allegheny mountains ; Erkuries 
learned the profession of printing and commenced the 
publication of the Columbia Spy; in 1843 removed to 
Carlisle, Pa., where, for a period of fourteen years, 
he conducted the Herald establishment ; during the 
Rebellion he entered the volunteer service as second 
lieutenant in the Seventh regiment, Pennsylvania Re- 
serves ; appointed ordnance officer of McCall's divis- 
ion, participated in the seven days' battles on the 
Peninsula, in June, 1862, and was severely wounded at 
New Market X Roads ; he subsequently re-entered the 
service, and mustered out with his regiment in June, 
1864. Mr. and Mrs. Beatty had issue (surname Beatty): 

1. William-Pitt, b. February 18, 1846. 

2. Alexander- Piper, b. January 12, 1848. 

3. Annie-Mder, b. August 14, 1849 ; d. July 8, 1852. 

4. Fannie, b. October 13, 1852 ; d. in infancy. 

5. Helen-Ansley, b. December 15, 1853. 

6. George, b. December 30, 1855 ; d. January 2, 1856. 
V. William-Kirkpatrick, b. 1825. 

vi. Alexander, b. 1828 : graduated from "West Point ; commis- 
sioned brevet second lieutenant, third artillery, July 1, 
1851 ; second lieutenant, December 12, 1851 ; first lieu- 
tenant, January 31, 1855 ; appointed captain of the 
Eighteenth infantry, May 14, 1861, but declined, and 
commissioned captain Third artillery same day ; for 
gallant and meritorious service during the campaign in 

Elder of Paxtang. 203 

Northern Virginia, commissioned brevet major August 
30, 1862 ; appointed colonel Tenth New York artillery, 
January 7, 1863 ; for gallant and meritorious service in 
the siege of Petersburg, Va., appointed brevet lieuten- 
ant colonel, June 16, 1864 ; mustered out of volunteer 
service, July 6, 1865 ; commissioned major Fourth 
artillery, December 20, 1875, and subsequently lieuten- 
ant colonelot First artillery. Colonel Piper m., in 1870, 
Adelaide Cozzens, of West Point, N. Y. 
vii. James- Wilson, b. 1832 ; left civil life for ihe army upon the 
breaking out of the war for the Union, and continued 
in the service until his death, October 30, 1876, in con- 
sequence of wounds received in front of Richmond ; m. 
in 1863, Sarah B. Ross, of Fort Hamilton, Long Island, 
and had Alexander-B., second lieutenant U. S. A., and 
viii. Annie, b. 1834 ; d. young. 
ix. Mary- Campbell, b. 1836 ; d. 1875 ; m. John J. White, of Lou- 
doun county, Va.; had three sons and two daughters, 
now living with their father at Atlanta, Ga. 
X. Annie-Elder, b. September 23, 1842 ; m. May 19, 1863, Agib 
Ricketts, b. October 12, 1834, at Rohrsburg, Columbia 
county. Pa., son of Elijah Green Ricketts, an early 
bettler In the county ; was educated at Wyoming Semi- 
nary, taught school several years, afterwards graduat- 
ing from Dickinson College, Carlisle ; then entered 
the law office of William G. Hurley, at Bloomsburg, 
admitted to the Columbia county bar in 1856, and on 
January 6, 1857, was admitted to the bar of Luzerne 
county, where he has been in continual practice since. 
They had issue (surname Ricketts) : 

1. Miriam, b. May 3, 1864 ; m. Harry Harkness Stoek. 

2. Alexander, b. October 29, 1866 ; a lawyer at Wilkes- 


3. John, b. November 18, 1870. 

4. Annie-Piper, b. March 30, 1873. 

5. Margaretta-Beatty, b. February 19, 1877. 

XXV. John Elder,* (Samuel,' John," Robert,') b. Sep- 
tember 2, 1796, in Dauphin county. Pa. ; d. November 3, 1857, 
in Sacramento city, California; in 1833, removed to Indian- 
apolis, Ind., where he followed his profession of architect suc- 
cessfully, being for many years the prominent one of Indiana. 
Evidences of his talent remain in many public buildings 
throughout the State ; notably the Hospital for the Insane, at 

204 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Indianapolis ; In 1850, he went to California, where he died of 
t)T)hoid fever, at the age of sixty-one years. He m., March 2, 
1820, near Harrisburg, Pa., by Rev. James R. Sharon, Jane 
Henderson Ritchey, b. May 20, 1800, in Dauphin county, 
Pa. ; she was a woman possessed of rare ease and grace of manner, 
and the honored center of her household ; only daughter of 
John and Margaret Ritchey. John Ritchey was a prominent 
and wealthy member of the community in which he lived, 
honored and esteemed by all ; Margaret, his wife, a cultured, 
refined woman, of strong christian character, was devoted 
throughout her life to the promotion of the cause of Christ. 
They had issue : 

i. John-Bitehey, b. December 7, 1820, in Dauphin county, Pa. 
At the time of his birth, there were present in the 
house three grandmothers, (Elder, Ritchey, and Ritch- 
ey No. 2, ) and two great-grandfathers, (Espy and Fer- 
guson,) showing he comes of a long-lived race. When 
he was thirteen years old, his parents removed to In- 
dianapolis, where his boyhood was spent; was educated 
at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., from whence he 
entered the publishing house of Robert Craighead, 
New York citv ; in 1848, returned to Indianapolis, and 
has since been identified with the public interests of 
that city ; in 1849 became editor and publisher of The 
Locomotive, a popular weekly paper, which he conducted 
until 1860, when, with John H. Harkness, purchased 
the Indianapolis Daily Seiitinel, which they published 
until 1866 ; he was for some years president of the 
Water Works Company, at the same time holding the 
honorable position of president of the Board of City 
Schools ; later treasurer of the Indianapolis, Decatur 
and Springfield railroad. Since 188:^ has been engaged 
in the construction of the Mississippi, Terre au Bceuf 
and Lake railroad of Louisiana, running into New Or- 
leans, and is president of the road. Mr. Elder was 
twice married ; m. first, December 19, 1848, at Indian- 
apolis, Ind., by Rev. W. Myers, Julia Ann Ohr, who d. 
April 9, 1853, and had issue : 

1. Henry-David, b. December 31, 1850 ; d. March 

6, 1853. 

2. Julia-Ohr, b. March 31, 1853 ; d. October 21, 1854. 
Mr. Elder m., secondly, October 19, 1854, by Rev. C. P. 

Wing, Amelia Ann Line, dau. of Judge William Line, 
of Carlisle, Pa. ; and had issue : 

Elder of Paxtang. 205 

8. William-Li'ne, b. July 81, 1855. 

4. Mary-Jane, b. May 15, 1858. 

5. JohnrHenry, b. November 19, 1860 ; d. Aug. 16, 1861. 

6. Edward-Clinton, b. August 15, 1868. 

ii. Samuel-Piper, b. October 25, 1822, near Harrisburg, Pa.; 
d. October 8, 1857, at Bradford, Iowa ; for a number of 
years was a dry goods merchant in Chicago, III.; m. in 
1850, in Rockford, 111., Helen Holmes, d. 1882, in 
Nashua, Iowa ; and bad issue : 

1. Jane- Henderson, b. February 24, 1853, in Rockford, 

111.; m., at Bradford, Iowa, December 1, 1871, J. 
D. Knapp ; and had issue (surname Knapp) : Wil- 
lis-Adelbert, b. September 1, 1872, at Nashua, 

2. Frances-Mary, b. August 11, 1855, in Monroe, Wis.; 

m. October 28, 1879, at Nashua, Iowa, to La 
Fayette Lamberson ; and had issue (surname 
Lamberson) : Flora-Sarah, b. November 17, 1880, 
at West Union, Iowa. 
Hi. Margaretta, b. October 25, 1824 ; d. August 15, 1825. 
iv. Alexander-James, b. January 17, 1827, in Harrisburg, Pa.; 
in 1833 removed with his parents to Indianapolis, and 
was educated at the University in that city ; he entered 
the printing ofBce of John D. Defrees, where he learned 
his trade ; in 1849 went to California, where he re- 
mained for fifteen years, with the exception of two 
years spent in Chili, South America ; while in Califor- 
nia he spent a number of years in the mines, and for 
four years was State Printer at Sacramento ; returned 
to the East and engaged in the wholesale mercantile 
business in Chicago ; in 1872 removed to Boulder Valley, 
Montana, where he now resides, and occupies the posi- 
tion of Circuit Judge, and is prominently connected 
with school interests of the territory ; m., August 31, 
1879, Rilla Preston ; no issue. 
V. DavidrBitchey, b. June 25, 1830, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
March 19, 1850, of congestion of the brain, caused by 
over-exertion while preparing to enter the ministry. 
vi. Adaline, b. March 16, 1834, in Indianapolis, Ind.; m. March 
29, 1864, at Rockford, 111., by Rev. Mr. Goodwin, John 
Addison Bradshaw, who was born near Staunton, Va., 
and removed with his parents to Indianapolis, where he 
has since resided ; no issue. 
vii. Ann-Mary, b. July 10, 1836, at Indianapolis, Ind.; m. No- 
vember 12, 1856, William Moore Guilford ; b. Novem- 
ber 26, 1832, in Lebanon, Pa., son of Simeon Guilford 

206 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

and Catharine E. Doll ; received a classical education at 
the Lebanon Academy, and at the age of sixteen com- 
menced the study of medicine with Professor Henry 
Childs, of Berkshire Medical College, Pittsfield, Mass.; 
in 1849 attended a course of lectures in that institution, 
and also the lectures of the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of New York city; then returned to Leba- 
anon, entered the oflce of Dr. John W. Gloninger as 
a student, subsequently attending two full courses of 
lectures in the Medical Department of the University 
of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in April, 
1852 : the winter of 1852-3 he spent in the hospitals of 
Philadelphia, and in November of the latter year en- 
tered upon the practice of his profession at Lebanon, 
where he has continued to reside ; for fifteen successive 
years was appointed by the directors of the po6r physi- 
cian to the county hospital, was one of the examining 
surgeons for the Ninety-third Regiment of Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers before it was mustered into service 
during the late war, second lieutenant of the Lebanon 
county cavalry company during the emergency in 1863, 
and subsequently examining pension surgeon for the 
Government ; was one of the directors of the Lebanon 
National Bank, one of the founders and directors of the 
Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, and a director of the 
Lebanon Manufacturing Company ; and their children 
living are (surname Guilford) : Jane-Bitchey, William- 
Moore, Paul, Adaline-Elder, and Arthur-Bryant, 
via. Thomas-Josiah, b. November 25, 1838, at Indianapolis, Ind.; 
was a Union soldier in the Rebellion ; shortly after the 
close of the war went to California, where he remained 
until his death, February 26, 1870, near Tuolumme 
City, Stanislaus county, in that State. 
ix. Margaretta- Sarah, b. July 21, 1842, at Indianapolis, Ind. 

XXVI. Mary S. Ei<der,* (Samuel,' John,' Robert,') b. 
1798; d. April 17, 1882, at Carlisle, Pa.; was twice married; 
m., first, April 19, 1827, at Harrisburg, Pa., by Rev. William 
R. DeWitt, Adams Campbeli., d. January 25, 1840 ; buried in 
Donegal Church graveyard, l,ancaster county, Pa. They had 
issue, (surname Campbell) : 

i. William-KirTcpatrick, b. March 17, 1828; m., 1874, Mrs. Re- 
becca Sordis, of Cumberland county, Pa.; no issue. 
a. Samuel-Elder, b. November 18, 1830 ; d. September 12, 1835. 
Hi. Margaret-Myra-Elder, b. January 15, 1833; m.. May 31, 

Elder of Paxtang. 207 

1867, John W. Duval'., of Prince George county, Mary- 
land ; and they had issue (surname Duvall): 

1. William-Benjamin, b. May 29, 1859. 

2. Anrm-Marv, b. February 6, 1861. 

3. Martha-Rebecca, b. November 12, 1862. 

4. Margaret- Elder, b. January 21, 1867. 

iv. Anna-Martha, b. October 15, 1836 ; m , December 16, 1858, 

Samuel Coyle, d. August 23, 1879 ; no issue. 
V. Sarah-Jane, b. August 19, 1838; d. March 22, 1841. 

Mary S. Campbell, m., secondly, July lo, 1845, by Rev. T. 
V. Moore, William R. Line, of Carlisle, Pa.; no issue. 

XXVII. Sarah McAllister Elder,* (Samuel,' John,' 
Robert,^) b. September 16, 1803 ; d. May 26, 1895, at Harris- 
burg, Pa.; m., April 13, 1824, by Rev. William R. DeWitt, 
D. D., William H. Doll; b. 1796, in Harrisburg; d. August 
16, 1852, in Harrisburg, Pa.; son of Joseph Doll, silversmith. 
They had issue, besides three children died in infancy, (sur- 
name Doll): 

i. SamuelrElder, b. 1828 ; d. 1853, in Callao, Peru. 
a. Ann-Espy, b. 1830; d. 1847. 

Hi. Esther-Mary, b. 1832; m., 1862, James Martin Bradshaw, 
of Indianapolis, Ind.; was captain and acting quarter- 
master in the Rebellion ; and had issue (surname 

1. Charles- Bailey, b. January 28, 1864; d. December 

12, 1866. 

2. John-Edward, b. December 2, 1869. 

iv. Catharine- Elizabeth, b. 1834 ; m., first, in 1868, John White- 
hill Reily, d. March 20, 1860 ; eldest son of Dr. Luther 
Reily ; and they had issue (surname Reily): Bebecca- 
Elizabeth and John-Whitehill; m., secondly. Dr. Wil- 
liam Hall Harris, and had issue (surname Harris): 
Sarah-Esther, m. Lucius S. Bigelow. 

V. Emma- Harriet, b. 1836; m., in 1856, Charles Lukens Bailey, 
b. March 9, 1821, in Chester county. Pa.; son of Joseph 
Bailey and Martha Lukens. He obtained his early edu- 
cation at the Westtown school, Chester county. In 
1838 he began to clerk for his father at Coatesville, 
where he became thoroughly conversant with the details 
of the iron business carried on at that place. He re- 
moved with his parents to Berks county, where he con- 
tinued his clerkship for five years, and from 1849 to 
1852 was a nartner with his father in the Pine Iron 

208 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Works. In August of the latter year, Mr. Bailey re- 
moved to Harrisburg, Pa., and founded the old Central 
Iron Works. Here he continued business until 1859, when 
he became interested in the nail-works at Fairview, 
Cumberland county, rebuilt the works, and carried them 
on successfully until 1866, when he retired from the 
firm, and in connection with his brother. Dr. George 
Bailey, founded and erected the Chesapeake Nail- Works 
in Harrisburg, now carried on under the firm name of 
Charles L. Bailey & Co. In 1869, Mr. Bailey removed 
to Pottstown, and until 1875 was the treasurer and gen- 
eral manager of the Pottstown Iron Company, manu- 
facturing nails, boiler-plate and pig-iron. Closing out 
his interests there, he returned to Harrisburg, and in 
1877-78 erected the Central Iron-Works contiguous to 
the Chesapeake Nail- Works, of which he is president. 
He is one of the directors of the Harrisburg National 
Bank, and in 1880 was appointed by Governor Hoyt a 
trustee of the Pennsylvania Insane Asylum He was 
elected a member of the select council of the city of 
Harrisburg in 1877, was a member of the State Legis- 
lature in 1879, and in 1881 was again elected a mem- 
ber of the select council of the city. They had issue 
(surname Bailey): 

1. Joseph, d. s. p. 

2. William-Elder, a graduate of Yale, class 1882 ; m. 

Miss Alger, dau. of Gen. Alger, of Detroit, Mich. 

3. Edward, a graduate of Yale Scientific Course, 

1881 ; m. Elizabeth H. Beily. 

4. CharUs-Lukens, m. Mary F. Seller. 

5. Morris-Patterson, d. s. p. 

6. James- Br adshaw. 

7. Emma-Doll ; m. Robert E. Speer. 

8. Henry-Bent, d. s. p. 

vi. Henry-Clay, b. 1838; m., 1874, in Salt Lake City, Utah, 
Catharine Geisey, of Lancaster, O., and had Howard, 
Oilbert, Henry, and Esther ; reside in Denver, Col. 

vii. Sarah-Elder, b. 1844 ; m., 1869, Gilbert Martin McCauley, of 
Ashland, O ; served during the late war in the quarter- 
master's department of the army ; is now engaged in 
the iron manufacture in Harrisburg, Pa. 

XXVIII. Hannah Elder,* (Robert,' David," Robert,^) 
b. in 1779, in Lancaster county; d. in September, 1855, in 
Indiana county, Pa.; m., in 1809, Jambs Richards, who died 
in April, 1833, in Indiana county, Pa. Mr. Richards, in con- 

Elder of Paxtang. 209 

junction with his brother Alexander, introduced the first 
machine for carding wool in Western Pennsylvania. They 
established a small factory opposite Saltsburg, on the Kiski- 
minetas, which, owing to the discovery of salt wells in the 
neighborhood, they sold about 1815, and erected works for the 
manufacture of salt on Crooked creek, in Armstrong county. 
They had issue (surname Richards): 

i. Mary, m. James Smith, of Erie county. 
ii. Martha, d. unm. 
Hi. Eliza, m. Samuel Holmes ; they were cousins-germaine, 

being grandchildren of Thomas Whiteside. 
iv. James, d. in Erie county in 1880, leaving a large family, 

V. Bobert, d. in 1867 ; his widow resides in Saltsburg, Pa. 
vi. Luanda, m. Thomas Richards, a distant relative. 

XXIX. Thomas Elder,* (Robert,' David,' Robert,') b. in 
1 78 1, in Lancaster county; m. Mary McConnell. They had 
issue : 

i. Eliza, m. John Cannon, and had a son, Calvin, and three 

ii. Thomas, m., and resides in Armstrong county, Pa. 
Hi. John, who resides in the old homestead. 

XXX. Robert Robinson Elder,* (James,* Robert,' Rob- 
ert,' Robert,') b. October 8, 1793 ; d. April 5, 1858, near Har- 
risburg. Pa.; was twice married ; m., first, Sarah SherER, b. 
1798, d. November 25, 1836. They had issue : 

i. James, b. August 18, 1826 ; d. January 12, 1877, in Harris- 
burg, Pa.; m., March 2, 1854, Rebecca Orth Whitehill, 
b. August 14, 1828 ; d. February 17, 1890 ; dau. of John 
Whitehill, and they had Catharine^Orth, Bdbert-B., 
Martha-K., Edward, and Ida. 
ii. Bobert, b. May 2, 1830; d. March 8, 1861. 
Hi. Martha, m. Samuel Hemphill Wallace, and had Samuel, 
iv. Sarah, m. John Montgomery Forster, (see Forster record). 

Robert R. Elder m., secondly. May, 1840, Elizabeth Gal- 
BRAiTH Elder, b. March 17, 1806; d. February 16, 1862. 
They had issue : 

V. Scott, m. and resides in California. 

vi. Thomas, m. Tacie Elizabeth Jarrett ; reside at Dayton, O. ; 
and had issue : 
1. Mary-Moore, b. November 13, 1872. 

210 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

2. Florence, b, October 24, 1875 ; d. March 10, 1878. 

3. William- Woolston, b. May 7, 1879 ; d. January 5, 1881. 

4. Boberi-Jarrett, b. Feb. 24, 1884. 

5. Elsie-Jennette, b. April 3, 1887. 

6. HeUn-Tacie, b. December 28, 1889. 

XXXI. David Elder,' (James,* Robert,' Robert,' Robert,^) 
b. August 22, 1795, in Maryland ; d. April 5, 1879, at Elder's 
Ridge ; m. Julianna SherER. They had issue : 

i. James- Sherer, a Presbyterian minister at Clarion, Pa.; m. 
December 22, 1858, Nancy Barnett, dau. of JohnBarnett 
and Nancy Morrison, of Westmoreland county, Pa.; and 
had issue : John-Barnett, James-M., and JOavidrJudson, 
d. s. p. 
ii. SaraJi-E., m., 1860, S. Judson Craighead, b. December 5, 
1834 ; and had issue (surname Craighead) : David-Elder, 
Oeorge-V., Julia-Eliza, James-S.-E., Sarah-Maria, Eme- 
UnerM., and Narmie- Judson. 

XXXII. John Elder,' (James,* Robert,' Robert.' Robert,') 
b. October 2, 1797 ; d. at Elder's Ridge, April 4, 1870; m. 
Elizabeth McKee. They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, m. Robert Bills. 
ii. Martha- J., d.; m. Alexander Thompson. 
Hi. Rev. Thomas-B., d.; m. Maria J. Elder. 
iv. Caroline. 
V. J.-McKee, d. unm. 

XXXIII. Polly Elder," (James,* Robert," Robert,' Rob- 
ert,') b. October 22, 1799; resides at Clarksburg, Pa.; m. 
Samuel Russell, ofWestmoreland county. They had issue, 
(surname Russell) : 

i. William, d. s. p. 
ii- Bachel, d. s. p. 
Hi. Dorcas, m. 
iv. Martha, resides at Clarksburg, Pa. 

V. Polly, d. unm. 
vi. Samuel, d. s. p. 

XXXIV. Joshua Elder,' (James,* Robert,' Robert,' Rob- 
ert,') b. January 13, 1802 ; d. August 25, 1883 ; was thrice 
married; m. first, March 12, 1829, Eleanor Sherer, b. 1802 ; 
d. April 2, 1837. They had issue : 

t. Joshua-Beed. 

Elder of Paxtang. 211 

a. BavidrBobinson, m., Pebru£|,ry 18, 1858, Mary E. Cowden ; 
and had issue : 

1. Joshua- Wallace, b. February 25, 1861. 

2. William-CmDden, b. April 20, 1864. 

3. Eleanor-Sherer, b. December 21, 1870. 

m. John, m., October 29, 1863, Mary J. Rutherford ; and had 
issue : 

1, Serbert, b, October 14, 1864; m. 

2. Charles, b. August 2, 1866. 

8. John-Park, b. January 1, 1872 ; d. s. p. 

4. Miza-Butlierford, b. February 5, 1874 ; d. s. p. 

5. Janmt-Sherer, b. August 20, 1875. 

Mr. Elder m., secondly, January i, 1839, Mary C. Gilmor, 
d. February 26, 1844. They had issue : 

iv. Elizabeth M., m. William Kerr Cowden, (see Cowden record). 

Mr. Elder m., thirdly, December 4, 1845, Nancy Brown. 
They had issue : 

V. Margaret, m. John Quincy Adams Rutherford. 
vl. Matthew-Brown. 

vii. Eleanor- Sherer, m. Francis W. Rutherford. 
viii Matilda. 
ix. Mary- A., d. s. p. 

XXXV. James Elder,^ (James,* Robert,' Robert," Robert,') 
b. February 18, 1804 ; d. February 5, 1877, at Elder's Ridge ; 
m. Margaret Barnett, daughter of Thomas Barnett. They 
had issue : 

i. Martha- MoMnson, m. Rev. J. M. Barnett. 
it. Thormis-Bamett, m. Mary Barnett, dau. of John Barnett 
and Nancy Morrison ; and had issue : Nettie. WilsoU' 
Barnett, Margaret, May, and John. 

XXXVI. Rachel Elder,' (James,* Robert,' Robert,' 
Robert,') b. December 18, 1806; d. February, 1840, in Jeffer- 
son county, Pa.; m. April, 1829, Rev. Jesse Smith. They 
had issue (surname Smith) : 

i. Sybil-M., d, unm. 

XXXVII. Thomas Elder,' (James,* Robert,' Robert,' 
Robert,') b. May i, 1810 ; resides at Elder's Ridge ; was thrice 
married ; m., first, Elizabeth Coleman. They had issue : 

i. SoArah, m.; resides at Blairsville, Pa. 
a. Bobert, d. s. p. 

212 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Thomas Elder, m., secondly, Jane Cook. They had issue : 

Hi. Maggie, m. Rev. Moorhead. 
Thomas Elder m., thirdly, Martha Caldwbi<i<. 

XXXVIII. Robert Bidder,' (David,* Robert,' Robert,' 
Robert,^ b. May 29, 1791 ; d. October 19., 1827 ; m. March 2, 
1820, EivizABETH Sherer, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Sherer, b. 1795 ; d. February 26, i860 ; both interred in Pax- 
tang churchyard. They had issue : 

i. Annie, m. John Ferguson, of Lawrence county. Pa. 
a. JosliuorNesbit, d. January 7, 1874, at Helena, Ark.; was 
twice married ; first, Sophia Patton ; second, Sarah 
Summers ; no issue. 

Hi. Samuel- Sherer, d. April 6, 1885, aged 58 years, at Portress 
Monroe, Va.; entered theiUnited States army in 1853 as 
a private ; appointed second lieutenant First Artillery 
March 23, 1861 ; promoted first lieutenant May 14, 1861 ; 
brevet captain September 17, 1862 ; captain First- Artil- 
lery August 1, 1863 ; brevet major February 20, 1864, 
and brevet lieutenant colonel May 15, 1864 ; m. Eliza- 
beth Garland, of Henderson, Ky ; d. November 19, 1890, 
at Cincinnati, Ohio ; both buried in Paxtang graveyard. 

iv. Elizdbeth-J., m. Rev. William G. March. 

XXXIX. Eliza Moorhead Elder,* (David,* Robert,' 
Robert," Robert,') b. February 17, 1809, in Indiana county, 
Penna.; d. November 15, 1890, in Covington, Ind. She m., 
July 25, 1826, Jacob Tice, b. May 18, 1798, in Middlesex 
county, N. J.; d. February 5, 1886, in Covington, Ind. They 
had issue (surname Tice), all b. in Covington, Ind., save the 
oldest, who was b. in Hamilton county, Ohio : 

i. Catharine, b. April 30, 1827 ; m., in 1844, Alexander Gordon. 
a. Joshua-David, b. September 28, 1830 : d. November 25, 1830. 
Hi. John-Rappelyea, b. August 15, 1832; d. October 20, 1889, in 

Jackson county, Oregon. 
iv. Ann-Amelia, b. August 28, 1837 ; d. February 23, 1866 ; s. p. 
V. Frederic- Eandolph, b. March 26, 1841 ; reside at Frankfort 

vi. MargaretrDuncan, b. February 10, 1843 ; d. March 4, 1843. 
vii. mizorElder, b. July 12, 1844 ; m., May 31, 1865, Thomas P. 
Davidson, b. February 17, 1839; d. May 19, 1892, in 
Crawfordsville, Ind.; studied law and was admitted to 
the bar in 1861 ; in 1870 he was elected judge of one of 

Elder of Paxtang. 213 

the county circuit courts of Indiana, and reelected in 
1876 ; he was the author of several admirable law text 
books, the principal one being " Davidson's Overruled 
Cases;" a contemporary spoke of him as "one of the 
most popular judges who ever sat on the bench in In- 
diana ;" the attorneys and the people alike loved him 
for his justice, his fearlessness and his impartiality ; he 
left one child (surname Davidson): 
1. Annie-Mary, m. Prof. M. B. Thomas, of Wabash 

214 Pennsylmnia Genealogies. 








1. George Espy,' son of Josiah Espy,^ d. in March, 1761, 
in Derry township, Lancaster county. Pa., where be was a set- 
tler as early as 1729, an emigrant from the north of Ireland. 
He m. in Ireland, Jean Taylor. They had issue : 

i. John, b. 1716 ; m. and had a daughter Jean. 

2. a. Josiah, b. 1718 ; m. Elizabeth [Crain.] 

Hi. William, b. 1720; d. in August, 1761, leaving his estate, 
which was considerable, to his brothers and sisters. 

3. iv. Mary, b. 1722; m. John Woods. 
Jean, b. 1725. 

Elizabeth, (twin,) b. 1725 ; m. James Porster, (see Forster re- 

James, h. 1727 : m. and left issue. 
David, b. 1730 ; m. Jane Woods. 
ix. Oeorge, b. 1732 ; m. and had, among others, Thomas, who d. 
in 1808, leaving a wife, Anna, and children, William, 

James, Bobert, Margaret, m. Wilson, and Rachel, 

m. Bell 

X. Anna, b. 1736 ; m. William Crain, (see Crain record). 

II. Josiah Espy,' (George,' Josiah,') b. 1718, in the north 
of Ireland; d. 1762, in Hanover township, Lancaster county, 
Pa., leaving a wife, Elizabeth [Crain,] and issue as follows; 
it may be possible that Josiah Espy was twice married — his first 
wife's name being Priscilla. 

6. i. Josiah, b. March 10, 1742 ; m. Anne Kirkpatrick. 
ii. Susanna, b. 1743; m. John Patton. 

7. Hi. Mary, b. 1745 ; m. James McClure. 

iv. Martha, b. 1747 : m. Captain Lazarus Stewart, 

8. V. George, b. 1749; m. Mary Stewart. 
vi. John, b. 1751 ; d. s. p. 

vii. Priscilla, b. 1753. 
via. Hdbert, b. 1755. 
vx. Samuel, b. 1757. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Espy subsequently married Robert Ewing, 
who d. in 1787, s. p. 

Espy of Deny. 215 

III. Mary Espy,' (George,' Josiah,') b. 1722, in the north of 
Ireland ; m. John Woods.* The latter died in Hanover, then 
Lancaster county, Pa., in December, 1769, leaving issue (sur- 
name Woods): 

i. George, b. 1740. 

ii. Andrew, b. 1742. 

iii. John, b. 1745. 

iv. William, b. 1747. 

V. Samuel, b. 1749. 

vi. Martha, (twin,) b. 1749. 
int. Sarah, b. 1761 ; m. "William Clark. 
via. Anna, b. 1753 ; m. James Montgomery. 

ix. Margaret, b. 1756. 

X. Jennett, b. 1768. 

xi. Mary, (twin,) b. 1758. 
xii. Elizabeth, b. 1760. 

IV. James Espy,' (George,' Josiah,') b. about i'727, in the 
north of Ireland ; was a small child when his father emigrated 
to America and settled on the Swatara; about 1760, accom- 
panied his brother David to what is now Bedford county, and 
shortly after to Westmoreland county. Pa.; subsequently emi- 
grating to Kentucky, where he lived and died. He had twelve 
children— the names of a portion we glean from Josiah Espy's 
"Tour in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Territory, in 1805." 

i. George, remained in Pennsylvania. 

ii. Thomas; in 1805, resided on the Little Miami, seventeen 
miles above Columbus, O., having a wife, and cMldren 
as follows : Mary, m. John Kibby, Anna, Josiah, Wil- 
liam, Betsy, Nancy, Sally, Thomas, and James. 
9. iii. Josiah, b. 1771 ; m. Maria Moore Murdock. 

iv. David, resided a short distance from his brother Thomas ; 

* John Woods was the second son of Andrew and Sarah Woods, of 
Hanover. Andrew Woods died in August, 1756, and left issue (sur- 
name Woods). 

i. Andrew, d. 1761, leaving a wife Jean, {see Ferguson record), 
ii. John, m. Mary Espy. 
iii. Margaret. 

iv. Jennett, m. John Calhoun. 
V. Ag7ies, m. Neal McAllister. 
vi. Sarah, m. Andrew Cochran. 
vii. Martha, m. James McClenaghan. 

216 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

m. Dorcas Keene, and had Mary, m. John Westcott, 
Eliza, m. Rev. David Powell, James, and Eunice. 
V. Hugh, resided " at Springville, a little town in Clarke's 

grant, in the Indiana territory." 
w. Martha, resided on the Little Miami, ahout forty-five miles 
from its mouth ; m. James Mitchell, and had issue (sur- 
name Mitchell) : Margaret, David, Eliza, Anna, Maria, 
and James-Espy. 

vii. Anna, resided at Mount Sterling, Kentucky ; m. Joseph 
Simpson, and had issue (surname Simpson) : Eliza, 
Jane, Maria, Martha-Mitchell, and James-Wilkinson. 

via. Mary, m. Joseph Stevenson, and left issue. 
ix. James, b. May 9, 1786, in Westmoreland county, Pa. His 
father removed to the State of Kentucky when James 
was in his fourth year. His thirst for knowledge was 
from his childhood insatiable, and his means being 
limited, he began, while yet in his teens, teaching dur- 
ing a portion of each year, to pay for the instruction 
received in the Transylvania University, Lexington, 
where he graduated at the age of twenty-one. The fol- 
lowing year he was invited to Cumberland, Md., to take 
charge of a classical academy at that place, then newly 
endowed by the Legislature. His zeal for instructing 
the young was such that he soon made it a well-known 
institution, to which students came from every part of 
the country. In the meantime he studied law, went 
to Bedford, Pa., and was admitted to the bar there, 
subsequently going to Xenia, Ohio, whither his father 
had previously removed, where he practiced law four 
years. His profession did not seem to accord with the 
literary and scientific tendencies of his mind, and he 
accepted, in 1817, a call to the classical department of 
the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, and that city 
became his home for twenty years. During this period 
he published several pamphlets reviewing and rejecting 
the theories of storms and currents which prevailed, 
and these attracted the attention of the scientists of 
America. Professor Espy, having formed his own 
theory, brought it practically to the test of many 
storms. In 1841 he published his great work, "The 
Philosophy of Storms." Prior to its publication in this 
form, the new theory had caused a sensation in the 
principal cities of England and Prance, and Professor 
Espy was invited to visit Europe and compare his results 
with those which had been reached by Redfleld, Forbes, 
Pouillet, Fournet, and others. He accordingly visited 

Espy of Deny. 217 

Europe, and in September, 1840, the British Associa- 
tion appointed a day to entertain the professor's state- 
ment which was made in the presence of Professor 
Forbes, Mr. Redfield, Sir John Herschel, Sir David 
Brewster, and other eminent naturalists. The discus- 
sion which followed was one of the most interesting 
ever reported in the journals of the association. In the 
Academy of Sciences at Paris, the interest was equally 
great, and a committee, consisting of Arago and 
Pouillet, was appointed to report upon Espy's observa- 
tions and theory. They were satisfied of the importance 
of the theory at once, and so reported. It was in the 
debate which took place in the Academy at this time 
that Arago said, "Prance has its Cuvier, England its 
Newton, America its Espy." On his return from this 
satisfactory visit, Professor Espy was appointed corre- 
sponding member of the Smithsonian Institution. In 
1843 he was employed by the War Department, in the 
Washington Observatory, to prosecute his investiga- 
tions and collate the reports from the different 
observers throughout the country. Several quarto 
volumes of this matter were published by the depart- 
ment. The remainder of his life was spent at the 
National capital, although his vacation days were en- 
joyed at Harrisburg, amid the society of endeared 
friends. On the 17th of .lanuary, 1860, while on a visit 
to Cincinnati, Professor Espy was stricken with 
paralysis, from which he died on the 24th of the same 
month. His remains rest in the Espy burial lot in the 
Harrisburg cemetery. He married, at the age of 
thirty-seven, Maegaret POLLARD, of Cumberland, 
Maryland, born September 28, 1795, whose maiden 
name, for some fancied reason, he assumed, and was 
ever afterward known as James Pollard Espy. She 
died May 30, 1850, and is buried by the side of her hus- 
band at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They left no issue. 

V. David Espy," (George,' Josiah,') b. about 1730, in 
Derry township, Lancaster county, Pa.; d. June 13, 1795, in 
Bedford, Pa. Studied law, and early in life, removed to the 
county of Bedford, where he became quite prominent in public 
affairs. At the outset of the Revolution he entered heartily 
into the contest ; was a deputy to the Provincial Conference 
held at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, June 18, 1775 ; mem- 
ber of the Council of Safety, July 23, 1776, serving until 

218 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

March, 1777, and also colonel of battalion of associators ; was 
appointed prothonotary of the county of Bedford, December 
18, 1778 ; one of the justices of that county, December 18, 
1778 ; and, under the Constitution of 1789-90, prothonotary, 
register, etc., from December 23, 1790, to June 13, 1795, the 
date of his death. He filled other positions of honor and use- 
fulness — ^was one of the original trustees of Dickinson College, 
and a member of the General Assembly of the State. The 
provincial records contain numerous references to him and his 
actions. Colonel Espy married Jane Woods, of Bedford, b. 
1735 ; d. 1813 ; sister of George Woods, a man of mark in that 
section during and subsequent to the Revolution. They had 
issue : 

I. Captain David, d. unm. in Bedford 
ii. Mary, b. 1779 ; d. 1815 ; m. 1807, Dr. John Anderson, of 

Bedford, and left issue, (see Lyon record), 
in. George, b. 1781 ; d. 1855. 

VI. JosiAH Espy,* (Josiah,* George,' Josiah,') b. March 10, 
1742 ; d. July 22, 1813 ; m. July 8, 1769, by Rev. John Roan, 
Anne Kirkpatrick, b. January 11, 1750 ; d. May 31, 1842 ; 
daughter of William and Margaret Kirkpatrick ;* both buried 
in Paxtang church graveyard. They had issue : 

i. Margaret, b. November 8, 1771 ; d. September 4, 1851 ; m. 
Samuel Elder, (see Elder Record). 

10. ii. Friscilla, (twin,) b. November 8, 1771 ; m. Robert McClure. 
Hi. Josiah, b. 1774: d. April 13, 1811, in Bloom township, 

Northumberland county, Penna. 

11. it). William, b. June 2, 1776 ,■ m. Susanna Gray. 

12. V. James Snodgrass, b. July 18, 1788 ; m. 1st, Mary Huling ; 

2d, Mary H. Pollard. 

* William Kirkpatrick, of Paxtang, died in September, 1760, 
leaving a wife, Margaret, and children as follows : 
i. John, m. Jane, daughter of John Wilkins. 
ii. William, was a merchant in Lancaster, and died there. 
Hi. Anne, m. Josiah Espy. 

iv. Sarah, b. March 27, 1726: d. February 25, 1826; m. Captain 
Samuel Kearsley, of the Revolution. 
Margaret Kirkpatrick, b. 1726 ; d. November 3, 1802, and is buried 
in Paxtang church graveyard. 

Espy of Deny. 219 

vi. John Elder, b. October 12, 1790; d. April 26. 1831 ; unm.; 
was a physician of ability— studied with Dr. Whiteside, 
subsequently entering into partnership with him in the 
practice of his profession at Harrisburg, Pa. 
13. vii. David, b. June 11, 1792 ; m. Rebecca Allen. 

VII. Mary Espy,* Qosiah,' George,' Josiah,') b. 1745, in 
Hanover township, then in I,ancaster county, Pa.; d. 1818, in 
what is now Columbia county. Pa.; m. James McClure, b. 
1733, in Paxtang township, then in I,ancaster county, Pa.; d. 
November 14, 1805, at McClure 's Fort, now Columbia county, 
Pa. He removed in 1769 to the " Wyoming settlement," and 
settled upon the west bank of the North Branch of the Susque- 
hanna river, about one mile above the mouth of Fishing creek, 
where he built a log house, surrounded by a stockade, which was 
known as McClure's Fort. He was a member of the Committee 
of Safety during the Revolution, and a man of prominence 
during that illustrious era. Of his children we have little 
knowledge. One of his daughters became the wife of the 
somewhat famous Major Moses Van Campen. A son, James 
McClure, who died upon the old homestead on October 4, 
1850, was the youngest child, and the first one of white parents 
bom in that section of Pennsylvania. 

VIII. George Espy,* (Josiah,' George,'' Josiah,') b. 1749, 
in Hanover township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county. Pa.; d. 
April, 1814, in Luzerne county. Pa. His father, in March, 
1775. conveyed to him a tract of land granted him by the Pro- 
prietaries in then Northumberland county. Pa., to which he 
moved the same year. The tract of land was situated not far 
from the present borough of Nanticoke, upon which he built 
a log house. He was commissioned May 31, 1800, a justice of 
the peace for the district consisting of the townships of Han- 
over and Wilkes-Barre, which office he held at the time of his 
death ; was a mason by trade, and built by contract the old 
stone jail which was situated on East Market street, Wilkes- 
Barre. George Espy married Mary Stewart, who died about 
the year 1820, daughter of John Stewart. They had issue, 
among others : 

i. Ann, b. April 5, 1777 ; m. Ambrose Tilly ; d. in Hanover, 
Luzerne county, s. p. 

220 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

14. a. John, b. July 26, 1779 ; m. Lovina Inman. 

Hi. Mary, [Polly,] b. November 29, 1781 ; m. Thomas Bennett ; 
resided in Nanticoke, and both died there and had issue 
(surname Bennett): 

1. Allen. 

2. Samuel, d. s. p. 

3. Mary-Ann, m. in 1829, Alden I. Bennett, third son 

of Isaac Bennett ; studied medicine with Gains 
Halsey, M. D., and located at Nanticoke, Pa., in 
1825, being the first physician of that borough : 
in 1831 removed to Bolivar, Ohio: was a member 
of the constitutional convention of that State in 
1851 ; in 1853 located at Beloit, Wisconsin ; was a 
State Senator, and d. there in 1862. Two of his 
sons, Thomas and Phineas, served during^ the late 
civil war as lieutenants of Wisconsin regiments ; 
subsequently Thomas Bennet became chief clerk, 
and then Quartermaster under General Sherman, 
of the military division of Mississippi ; he married 
Jennie Ewing, dau. of Hon. James Ewing, of Ohio. 
iv. George, b. December 19, 1784 ; shortly after his marriage 
went to the then far West, and is supposed to have 
been killed by the Indians ; m. Elizabeth Eicke, and 
had issue : 
1. Sarah-Ann, b. May 9, 1814 ; d. May 27, 1877 ; m. 
1838, Joseph Tyson Preston, of Philadelphia ; col- 
lonel State militia; a merchant and coal oper- 
ator at Plymouth ; and they had issue (surname 
a. Edwin-Buthven, b. Sept. 23, 1839; d. Oct. 17, 
1876 ; m. Mary McCormick, and had Virginia, 
m. Dr. H. L. Whitney, of Plymouth. 
6. Gem-ge-Espy, b. 1840; d. August 22, 1882, unm., 
civil engineer. 

c. Gertrude, b. 1842 ; m. Prank Turner ; educated at 

West Point ; merchant and coal operator, 

d. Marion- Wallace, b. April 27, 1844 ; m. December 

5, 1866, Stephen Buckingham Vaughan, of 
Kingston, and had issue (surname Vaughan): 
Fanny-Buckingham, b. July 29, 1868 ; d. Feb- 
ruary 22, 1872. 
Marion-Matilda, m. November 12, 1889, Fred. 
Hurlbut Payne, and had (surname Payne) 
Eugene, Bobert, and Dorothy-Marion. 
Gertrude- Turner. 

Espy of Derry. 221 

IX. JosiAH Espy,* (James,' George," Josiah,^), b. about 
177 1, Bedford, Pa.; d. in 1847, in Columbus, Ohio. When his 
father removed to Kentucky, Josiah remained with his uncle, 
David, who was, at the time, prothonotary of Bedford county, 
which gave him some social and educational advantages he 
would not otherwise have had. In 1791 he received an ap- 
pointment as clerk in the War Department at Philadelphia, 
where he remained several years, returning to Bedford and 
took a prominent part in politics, and was elected to the State 
I<egislature. In 1805 he visited Ohio, of which tour he pre- 
served a brief journal, which has been published in the " Ohio 
Valley Historical Series. ' ' Later in life he located permanently 
in Columbus, Ohio ; in 1826 was elected cashier of the Frank- 
lin Bank at that place, and continued to fill that position until 
the final winding up of the bank, upon the expiration of its 
charter in 1843. Mr. Espy married, in 1812, Maria Moore 
MuRDOCK, daughter of Judge Murdock, of Cumberland, Mary- 
land. At the date of his marriage he adopted the family name 
of his wife, and ever after signed his name Josiah M. Espy. 
They had ten children, five of whom died in youth ; those liv- 
ing are : 

i. Henry-P., m.; a banker, resides in Urbana, O. 
M. Lavinia-M., resides in Columbus, Ohio ; m., in 1839, James 
T. Morehead, b. May 24, 1797, near Shepherdsville, 
Bullitt county, Kentucky. Was educated at Transyl- 
vania University, and studied law under Judge H. P. 
Brodnaz, of the circuit court of Kentucky, and Hon. 
John J. Crittenden. In the spring of 1816 he began the 
practice of law at Bowling Green, and was elected to 
the State Legislature in 1828, serving until 1830. In 
1832 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 
and, in 1834, upon the death of Governor Breathitt, suc- 
ceeded that gentleman in the executive ofiBce. He 
served another term in the Legislature, and, in 1841, 
was elected to the United States Senate for the full 
term of six years. Upon his retirement from that body 
he located at Covington, where he died. 
Hi. James, m.; a banker, resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
iv. Isabel, m. Dr. Francis Carter, Dean of Starling Medical 

College, Columbus, Ohio. 
V. Mien- Graham, m. first. Col. James C. McCoy, chief of staff 
to General Sherman ; secondly, Judge T. W. Bartley, of 
Washington, D. C. 

222 Pennsykania Genealogies. 

X. Priscilla Espy,' (Josiah,* Josiali,' George,' Josiah,') 
b. December 8, 1771, in Paxtang ; d. September 29, 1845 ; m. 
Robert McClure, b. December 18, 1763; d. July 21, 1839, 
in Paxtang ; son of William McClure and Margaret Wright ; 
both buried in old Paxtang church graveyard. They had 
issue (surname McClure): 

i. William, b. Feb. 1, 1795 ; d. Aug. 16, 1852; m. and left issue. 
a. Ann, b. 1797. 

Hi. Bobert- Wright, b. 1800 ; d. September 26, 1865. 
iv. PrisciUa-Jane. 

V. Josiah-Espy, removed to Franklin county, Pa.; m. and left 

vi. Margaret, 
vii. Bebecca, m. May 27, 1834, Matthew Brown. 

XI. William Espy,* (Josiah,* Josiah,' George," Josiah,') b. 
June 2, 1776 ; d. July 28, 1850, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. June 2, 
1807, by Rev. James R. Sharon, Susanna Gray, b. June 18, 
1782 ; d. July 10, 1854 ; daughter of Joseph Gray and Elizabeth 
Forster; both buried in Paxtang church graveyard. They 
had issue : 

i. Mizabeth-Oray, b. 1808 ; bap. July 24, 1808 ; resides at Har- 
risburg, Pa.; m. December 29, 1859, Samuel W. Sharp, 
of Cumberland county. Pa.; b. March 27, 1822; d, Decem- 
ber 6, 1877, s, p. 

a. Josiah, b. 1810 ; bap. June 24, 1810 ; d. August 12, 1891 ; m. 
Mary McKeehan daughter of Samuel McKeehan ; resides 
in Harrisburg, Pa.; and had issue : 

1. William, b. April 19, 1844 ; d. September 10, 1852. 

2. SamuelrMcKeehan, b. April 14, 1847 ; d. December 

19, 1849. 

3. James-0., b. September 12, 1849; d. Sept. 22, 1852. 

4. Susanna, b November 1, 1852 ; m. Harry D. Boas, 

(see Boas record). 

5. Helen, b. July 21, 1857. 

Hi. Ann, b. August 3, 1812 ; m. Abner Rutherford, (see Butlwr- 
ford record). 

XII. James Snodgrass Espy," (Josiah,* Josiah,' George,* 
Josiah,') b. July 18, 1788; d. September 21, 1872, in Harris- 
burg, Pa.; was a merchant, and a prominent citizen; m. first, 
March 30, 1817, at Isle Benvenue, Mary Ruling, daughter of 
Thomas Huling. They had issue : 

Espy of Derry. 223 

i. Thomas- Huling., b. December 30, 1817; studied medicine 
with Dr. W. W. Rutherford ; graduated at Jefferson 
Medical College ; m. January 1, 1845, Elizabeth M. Wil- 
son, and had twelve children ; reside at Lampasas, Texas. 
ii. Anna-Mizaheth, b. January 1, J820; d. June 15, 1854; m. 
January 1, 1838, Hugh H. Stockton, and had issue (sur- 
name Stockton): 

1. James-Espy, d. s. p. 

2. Mary-Pollard, m. Captain Dean Monahan, U. S. A., 

and had (surname Monahan) Bean- Stockton, Anna, 
and Henry, d. s. p 

3. Hugh, d. s. p. 

4. William, d. s. p. 

5. Henry-T., Lieut. U. S. N.; m. Kathleen Onslow, 

of Cornwall, England, and had BegiTiald- Wallace- 
Ledgerwood, Hugh-Cyril-Onsloto, and Kathleen- 
Owendolin- Violet. 
Hi. Mary, b. December 22, 1823 ; d. 1832. 

James S. Espy, m. secondly, March lo, 1825, Mary H. Poi<- 
I.ARD, b. December 15, 1802 ; resides at Harrisburg, Pa. They 
had issue : 

iv. Margaret-Pollard, b. December 20, 1825 ; d. Nov. 26, 1847. 
V. James-Pollard, b. 1827 ; d. February 26, 1880. 
vi. Loiiisa, b. September 20, 1829 ; d. September 27, 1846. 
tiw. William-Kirkpatrick, b. 1881 ; d. March 4, 1868, at Clouter- 
ville, Louisiana ; graduated in medicine, and was in 
active practice at the time of his death ; m. Rectina St. 
Croix Cockfleld ; and had Mary, 
via. Eliza-Lawrence, m. November 8, 1853, William Sergeant, 
b. 1829, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of Hon. John Sergeant ; 
graduated from Princeton College in 1847 ; studied law 
under Benjamin Gerhard, and admitted to the Phila- 
delphia bar in 1850 ; he held a prominent position at the 
bar, and was for a time a representative in the State 
Legislature ; on the breaking out of the rebellion was 
commissioned captain of the Twelfth infantry U. S. A. i 
afterwards colonel of the Two Hundred and Tenth regi- 
ment Pennsylvania volunteers; on the 31st of March, 
1865, was wounded in his thigh by a ball, while resist- 
ing an attack of the enemy on the White Oak road, near 
the Boynton plank-road, in front of Petersburg, Va., 
from which he died on board of the hospital boat, while 
on his way home, April 11, 1865 ; he was a gentleman of 
marked ability, and a gallant officer. They had issue 
(surname Sergeant): 

224 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. Mary. 

2. Jlfar3aretta,m. November 27, 1878, Alexander James 

Dallas Dixon. 

3. Louisa, m. John C. Kunkel, jr. 

4. John. d. s. p. 

5. Sarah-Haly. 

6. Eliza, m. Oct. 15, 1884, William Heyward Meyers. 

XIII. David Espy,' (Josiah,* Josiah,' George,' Josiah,') b. 
June II, 1792 ; d. April 21, 1840, in Paxtang; m. December 17, 
1816, Rebecca Allen, b. July 24, 1796; d. 1872. They had 
issue : 

i. Josiah, b. September 29, 1817 ; m. Mary . 

a. WilliamrKirhpatrick, b. October 9, 1819 ; m. Martha Stur- 
geon ; reside near Groveland, Tazewell county, Illinois. 
Hi. Anna-Maria, b. May 11, 1822; m. March 1, 1849, James 

iv. David, b. September 8, 1826; m. August 19, 1851, Ann 

Catharine Jackson. 
V. John-Alexander, b. July 26, 1829 ; m. Martha Fry. 
vi. Susanna-Margaret, b. February 1, 1833 ; m. Dr. Marvin S. 

XIV. John Espy,' (George,* Josiah,' George,' Josiah,') b. 
1779, in Hanover township, then Lancaster, now Dauphin, 
county, Pennsylvania; d. March 25, 1848, in Hanover town- 
ship, I,uzerne county, Pennsylvania. A contemporary news- 
paper states that he " was a man of honorable feelings, hospit- 
able, and generally beloved." He m. April 5, 1809, I^ovina 
Inman, b. 1787 ; d. 1876, in I^uzerne county, Pa.; daughter 
of Colonel Edward Inman, of the Revolution. They had issue: 

15. i. James, b. 1811 ; m. Mary A. Miller. 

16. a. Fannie, b. March 21, 1813 ; m. Abram Line. 

Hi. Lovina, b. 1820 ; m. Peter Miller, and had issue (surname 
Miller), John, and Winjield, who reside at Irving Mills, 

iv. Mary, b. 1822 ; d. November 29, 1889 ; m. April 10, 1845, 
John R. Line, b. March 25, 1825 ; d. November 22, 1890. 
V. Priscilla, b. 1827 ; m. Levi M. Miller, and had issue (sur- 
name Miller), Edward, Bollie, Ida, Otis, Mary, Oscar, 
Wallace, and Paul ; reside in Des Moines county, Iowa. 

XV. James Espy,^ (John,' George,* Josiah,' George,' 
Josiah,') b. 1811, in Nanticoke, I^uzeme county. Pa.; d. 1872, 

Espy of Derry. 225 

at Rumtnerfield Creek, Bradford county, Pa., whither he 
removed in 1863. He married in 1841, Mary A. Mii^ler, b. 
December 26, 1818 ; d. February 15, 1878, in Wilkes-Barr6, 
Pa.; daughter of Bamett Miller and Mary DeWitt. Barnett 
Miller was the son of Andrew and Christina Miller, of Har- 
mony, New Jersey ; and Mary DeWitt the daughter of Peter 
DeWitt and Hannah Hill, emigrants from France. Barnett 
Miller and his wife removed about, 1830, to Hanover town- 
ship, lyUzerne county, Pa., where they died. James Espy and 
his wife, Mary A. Miller, had issue, all born in Hanover town- 
ship, Luzerne county. Pa.: 

i. John, b. September 21, 1842; went West in 1860, and 
located at Burlington, Iowa ; when the War of the 
Rebellion began, in April, 1861, he enlisted in Company 
E, First Iowa Volunteer Infantry, a three month's reg- 
iment; the command was hurried into service, and sent 
to Missouri, where it formed a part of the gallant 
little army of General Nathaniel Lyon, which did so 
much to save that State to the Union ; he participated 
in the engagement at Dug Springs, and in the memora- 
ble battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.; shortly after the 
regiment was mustered out of service. Returning to 
Iowa, Mr. Espy met with a serious accident, which pre- 
vented him from re-entering the service, by having his 
left hand crushed in the machinery of a sorghum mill. 
He then went to his native State and entered the Acad- 
emy, and subsequently the Albany Law School, from 
which he graduated in 1866 ; admitted to the Luzerne 
county bar, April 20, 1868. In 1871, he was commis- 
sioned an aid-de-camp with the rank of major in the 
National Guard of Pennsylvania, and was in active mil- 
itary service during the Scranton riots the same year, 
the railroad riots of 1877, and the Hazleton riots of 
1878 ; from 1871 to 1877 he was a member of the banking 
house of J. B. Wood & Co., at Wilkes-Barre, which 
was dissolved upon the death of Mr. Wood. In 1879 
Major Espy located at St. Paul, since which period he 
has taken a very active part in the business affairs of 
that prosperous city, where he now resides. He m. 
March 23, 1868, Martha M. Wood, b. March 12, 1843 ; 
dau. of John B. Wood and Sarah Gore ; and had issue : 

1. John-B.-Wood, b. January 23, 1869. 

2. lAla-Wood, b. June 22, 1872; graduated M. Sc, 

Univ. of Minn. 

226 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

3. Maude-M., b. February 11, 1875. 

4. Olin, b. July 29, 1877. 

ii. Theodore-Frelinghuysen, b. November 6, 1844 ; resides in 
Towanda, Pa. ; m. February 25, 1873, Mary Catharine 
Schoonover, b. March 8, 1844, in Stillwater, Sussex 
county, N. J. ; and had issue : 

1. Mary-IAnes, b. November 27, 1873. 

2. Bertha-Blanche, b. July 14, 1874. 

8. Carrie-Louisa, b. December 16, 1876. 
Hi. Bamett-Miller, b. May 16, 1846 ; is a lawyer by profession, 
of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and secretary and treasurer of 
the Wilkes-Barre Water company ; m. September 23, 
1873, Caroline Wood, b. 1847, daughter of Abraham 
Wood and Caroline Bowers ; and had issue : 

1. Blanche- Wood, b January 18, 1880. 

2. Bidgway- Bowers, b. September 2, 1881. 

3. Bruce-Miller, b. December 1, 1886. 
4 Charles-Wood, b. August 20, 1891. 

vv. Frank, b. December 9, 1848 ; m. Effie F. Harding, b. No- 
vember 2, 1851, of Herrick Centre, Bradford county, 
Pa., where they reside, and had issue : 
1 . James-Byron, b. January 26, 1873. 
V. Edward-Inman, b. July 23, 1852; m. July 25, 1880, Fanny 
Maltby, of Marshalltown, Iowa ; reside in Chicago, 
111. ; and had issue, Balph- Edward, and Harold- Maltby. 
vi. Minnie-M., b. October 29, 1859; m, Charles R. Wood, b. 
October 11, 1854, and had issue (surname Wood) : 

1. Stanley-V., b. July 27, 1887. 

2. Christine, b. August 1, 1890. 

XVI. Fannie Espy,' (John,^ George,* Josiah,' George,' 
Josiah,') b. March 21, 1813, in Nanticoke, I<uzeme county, 
Pa.; d. November i, 1881 ; m. Abram I^inb, b. November 28, 
181 1. They had issue (surname Line) : 

i. Frances-V., b. May, 1838 ; m., first, William H. Lueder, d. 
1862 : and had issue (surname Lueder) : 

1. Fanny, b. April 10, 1862; m. October 28, 1884, 

Frank Garringer, b. March, 1857. 
Mrs. Frances V. Lender, m., secondly, 1869, Dr. A. A. 
Lape, b. 1842 ; d. December 7, 1884 ; and had issue (sur- 
name Lape) : 

2. Vienna, b. January 10, 1871. 

3. Mary, b. August 27, 1874. 

U. Lomna, b. October 5, 1839 ; m., 1864, W. S. Smythe, and 
had issue (surname Smythe), Oenevieve, and Winfield. 

Espy of Derry. 227 

Annette-C, b. September 27, 1842 ; m. October 12, 1864, C. 

D. Wells, b. May 6, 1889 ; reside at Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; 

and had issue (surname Wells) : 
1. Edith, b. January 7, 1869. 
Augusta-M., b. June 7, 1844 ; m. October 12, 1865, C. W. 

HoUenback, and had issue, Camilla ; reside in Kingston 

township, Luzerne county. Pa. 
Edward- Espy, b. January 29, 1850 ; m. Rosa Moyer, and 

had issue, Camilla. 

228 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. Wii<LiAM Ferguson' and his wife Margaret, natives of 
the north of Ireland, emigrated to America about 1740, and 
settled in Hanover township, then Lancaster county, Pa. "Wil- 
liam Ferguson d. about 1755, his wife a few years later. They 
had, among others, the following children : 

i. James, b. 1720 ; d. in April, 1750, in Paxtang, leaving a wife, 
and children Francis and Margaret. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. 1723 ; m. and had issue. 

3. Hi. David, b. 1725 ; m. and had issue. 

iv. Margaret, b. 1727 ; m. and left issue. 

II. Samuel Ferguson," (William,') b. 1723; d. September, 
1785 ; m. Mary . They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, b. 1757 ; d. October 4, 1792 ; m. Samuel Graham. 
ii. Agnes. 

Hi. Margaret, m. James Taggart. 

iv. Mary, m. David Ramsey, b. 1745 ; d. September 18, 1787. 

V. Bobert. 

vi. Samuel. 

vii. William. 

vHi. Thomas. 

III. David Ferguson,' (William,') b. about 1725, in the 
north of Ireland; d. July, 1775, in Hanover township, I<ancas- 
ter, now Dauphin county, Pa. ; came to Pennsylvania with his 
father about 1740, and located in the Swatara region ; was twice 
married ; the name of his first wife is not known ; by her there 
was issue : 

i. William, b. 1757 ; m. Sarah "Woods. 

ii. John, b. 1759; d. 1813 ; his wife Sarah b. 1760 ; d. August 5 
1823 ; buried in old Hanover Church graveyard. 

4. Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1761 ; m. Henry Graham. 

David Ferguson, m. secondly, in 1763, Jean "Woods, widow 
of Andrew "Woods,* of Hanover. After the death of Mr. Fer- 

* I. Andrew "Woods, an emigrant from the north of Ireland, came 
to Pennsylvania prior to 1740. He died in Hanover township, then 

Ferguson of Hanover. 229 

guson, his widow married the third time, becoming the wife of 
Thomas George, of Upper Paxtang township, now Dauphin 
county. Pa. They had issue: 

5. iv. David, b. May 10, 1764 ; m. Jane (Henderson) Rogers. 

6. V. Andrew Woods, b. 1766 ; m. Hester Graham. 

vi. Thomas, b. 1768 ; never married ; was a graduate of the 
University of Pennsylvania ; studied theology — licensed 
to preach, but never entered the ministry. 

IV. Elizabeth Ferguson,' (David,' William,^) b. 1761, in 
Hanovertownship, then Lancaster county, Pa.; d. 1 805 , in North- 
umberland county, Pa.; m. June 24, 1788, Henry Graham, 
b. 1760, in Hanover township, then Lancaster county. Pa., d. 
in 1836, son of John Graham ; removed about 1804, to North- 
umberland county. Pa., near Warrior Run church, six miles 
from Milton. They had issue (surname Graham) : 

i. John, b. April 17, 1789 ; d. July 14, 1849, in Adams county, 
Ohio. Mr. Graham was educated at the Philadelphia 
academy under Drs. Wylie and Gray, and studied theol- 
ogy at the seminary in New York. In the spring of 
1819 he was licensed by the Monongahela Presbytery, 
and on the 30th of August, 1820, was ordained by the 
same body. He was pastor of Cross Roads and Wash- ' 

Lancaster county, in August, 1756, leaving a wife, Sarah, and the fol- 
lowing issue (surname Woods): 

2. i. Andrew, m. Jean . 

a. John, m. Mary Espy, (see Espy record). 

iii. Margaret, m. Patton. 

iv. Jennett, m. John Calhoun. 
V. Agnes, m. Neal McAllister. 
vi. Sarah, m. Andrew Cochran. 
vii. Martha, m. James McClenaghan. 
II. Andrew Woods, (Andrew,) b. in Hanover township, then Lan- 
caster county, Pa.; d. prior to 1761, leaving a wife, Jean, who after- 
wards became the wife of David Ferguson, and issue (surname Woods): 
i. Matthew, b. 1768; d. September 13, 1784, in Hanover town- 
ship ; was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Car- 
lisle in 1780 ; called to Hanover congregation July 20, 
1781, accepted it, and was ordained and installed pastor 
thereof on the 19th of June, 1782. He left a wife, and 
issue — Andrew, and a posthumous child. 
ii. Sarah, m. William Ferg-uson. 
iii. Agnes. 

230 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ington, Washington county, Pa., from August 30, 1820, 
to October 8, 1829, during a portion of which period, 
from 1823 to 1828, he filled the position of professor of 
languages in Washington college. From 1880 to 1834 
he was the stated minister of the congregations of 
Sycamore and Hopkinsville, Warren county, Ohio ; of 
Greenfield and Fall Creek, Ohio, from 1834 to 1839. 
From 1839 to 1840 he was principal of the academy at 
Chilicothe, Ohio, which position he resigned to accept 
a call to the churches of West Union and West Fork, 
Adams county, Ohio, in 1841, in which field he minis- 
tered until his death. Columbia college conferred upon 
him the degree of doctor of divinity. He was an able 
teacher and a faithful and conscientious minister of 
the gospel. A sermon by him, published in the sec- 
ond volume of the "Pulpit of the Associate Reformed 
Church," shows his deep theological learning. 
a. James, b. 1791 ; d. 1861, unm. 

iii. David-E., b. 1793 ; d. in Illinois ; m. Elizabeth Foster. 
iv. Matthew-Woods, b. 1795; d. 1870, near Freeport, Illinois: 

m. Martha Shannon. 
V. Henry. 

vi. Jane, b. 1797 ; d. 1867, near Warrior Run, Northumberland 
county, Pa.; m. William McGuire ; and they had issue 
(surname McGuire): Bavid. Henry, William, d. s. p., 
Dr. John, Mattliew- Woods, k. at the second battle of 
Bull Run, Jane and Ellen. 
7. vii. Eleanor, b. 1799 ; m. Robert Finney. 
via. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Philips. 

V. David Ferguson,' (David,'' William,') b., May lo, 1764, 
in Hanover township, I,ancaster, now Dauphin, county, Pa.; 
d. March 20, 1848, in Hanover ; was a member of the Pennsyl- 
vania Legislature, 1811-14; m-, February 13, 1787, Jean 
(Henderson) Rogers, b. 1753, in Bucks county, Pa.; d. 
November 18, 1824, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, 
Pa., daughter of Robert Henderson, of Bucks county, and 
widow of Robert Rogers ; by her first husband she had Roderi, 
Frances m. John Harrison, and Margaret m. John Ritchey! 
They had issue : 

i. Jean, b. December 27, 1787 ; d. January 2, 1819 ; m. John 

Graham, (see WalXaoie of Hawmer). 
a. Elizabeth, b. November 12, 1789 ; m. John Stinson. 
iii. Bavid, b. April 14, 1791 ; d. August, 1793. 

Ferguson of Hanover. 231 

iv. Andrew, b. May 5, 1793 ; d. August 29, 1804. 
V. AgiKS, b. March 14, 1795 ; d. July 20, 1848 ; m. Thomas Mc- 

Nair, (see McNair record), 
vi. David, b. January 16, 1797 ; d. Octobar 24, 1822, near Ship- 

pensburg, Pa., and buried in Middle Spring Church 

graveyard; was preparing for the ministry at the 

time of his death. 

VI. Andrew Woods Ferguson,' (David,' William,') b. 
1766 in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Pa.; removed to 
near Jersey Shore, I^ycoming connty. Pa., where he died; m. 
Hester Graham, of Cumberland county, Pa. They had 

i. Jane, m. Andrew McKinney. 
ii. Buth, m. Matthew McKinney. 
in. Mizdbeth, d. s. p. 

iv. Priscilla, m. Brown. 

V. Nellie, m. Brown, his second wife. 

vi. Sallie, m. Hunt. 

vii. Rebecca, m. Samuel Deyarmond, of Warrior Run, North- 
umberland county, Pa., and left issue. 
viii. James, 
ix. Matthew- Woods. 
X. David, d. s. p. 

VII. Eleanor Graham,* (Elizabeth,' David,' William,') 
b. 1799, in Hanover township, Dauphin county. Pa.; d. Sep- 
tember, 1881, near Warrior Run, Penna.; m. Robert Finney, 
of Union county. Pa.; b. 1794 ; d. 1870. They had issue (sur- 
name Finney): 

i. Eliza, d. 1880 ; m. O. P. Peiper. 

ii. Jane-Oraham, m. James R. Caldwell, of Lawrenceville, N. J. 
Hi. Spencer-L.-F., a minister of the Gospel, m. Isabella Mat- 
thews, of New York. 
iv. Mary-Agnes, d. 1870 ; m. J. Edward Hackenburg, a lawyer 

of Philadelphia. 
V. Henry-Ordham, a minister of the Gospel ; m. Sallie Gardner. 
vi. Eleanor-Crraham, m. William Matthews, of Rye, N. Y. 
vii. Hadassa, resides near Winchester, Va. 
viii. BoheH-Birms, resides near Winchester, Va. 

232 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

















I. Robert Fleming/ a native of Argylesshire, Scotland, 
where he was born in 1716, with his wife emigrated to America 
in 1746, and settled near Fleinington, Chester county, Pa. In 
1760 he removed to Cecil county, Md., thence to the West 
Branch of the Susquehanna, near the mouth of Bald Eagle 
creek, from which he and his family were driven by the Indians 
in the " Great Runaway." Until the close of the Revolution 
they located in Hanover township, then I,ancaster, now Dau- 
phin county, Pa., when, about 1784, they removed to Western 
Pennsylvania, and settled on Harmon's creek, in Washington 
county, where Mr. Fleming died on the 3d of April, 1802. 
Robert Fleming married, about 1745, in the province of 
Ulster, Ireland, Jane Jackson, b. 1719; died June 16, 1803. 
They had issue : 

i. [a son,] b. 1746 ; died at sea. 
Jesse, b. 1748 ; d. s. p. 
John, b. 1752 ; m. Mary Jackson. 
Bobert, b. June 6, 1756 ; m. Margaret Wright. 
James, b. 1758 ; m. Jane Glen. 
Samuel, h. October 30, 1761 ; m. Sarah Becket. 
Mary, b. February 15, 1767 ; m. Alexander McConnell. 

John Fleming,' (Robert,') b. 1752, in Chester county, 
December 15, 1800, in Montgomery county, N. Y. 
In 1774, he married Mary Jackson, b. about 1756, in Orange 
county, N. Y.; d. December 5, 1816; eldest daughter of John 
Jackson (i 730-1 820) and Elsie Armstrong, of Pine Creek, 
I^ycoming county. Pa. At the time his father's family aban- 
doned the Big Island, he sought protection at Fort Hunter, 
where he remained until, in 1790, he removed to the "Military 
Tract"— lands lying between Cayuga and Seneca I,akes— in 
the State of New York. Here he and his wife resided until 
their death. They had issue : 

I. Jesse, b. 1777 ; d. April 20, 1795, in Romulus, N. Y. 

7. a. John, b. February 6, 1780 ; m. Susannah Harton. 

8. in. Bobert, b. November 26, 1781 ; m. Lettice Smith. 

Fleming Family. 233 

9. iv. Mary, b. June 20, 1784 ; m. Samuel McMath. 

10. V. James, b. Jan\iary 28, 1787 ; m. Martha Wade. 

11. vi. Elsie, b. July 21, 1791 ; m. Josiah Jacobus. 

12. vii. Samuel, b. December 5, 1793 ; m. Pliebe Wade. 

III. Robert Fleming,' (Robert,') b. June 6, 1756, in Ches- 
ter county. Pa.; d. February 4, 1817. When his parents re- 
moved to Western Pennsylvania, Robert remained in Dauphin 
county; purchased land in Hanover township, on which he re- 
sided during his lifetime. On the 6th of February, 1783, he 
married Margaret, daughter of John Wright. He was one of 
the founders of the Harrisburg Bank, and instrumental in the 
erection of the Harrisburg bridge. He was an oflBcer in the 
volunteer force of 1812, and filled acceptably various local 
oflEices. He was an elder in the old Hanover Church during the 
ministration of Rev. James Snodgrass. Margaret Wright, 
b. 1754; d. December 12, 1843. They left no issue. 

IV. James Fleming,' (Robert, ') b. 1758, in Chester county, 
Penna. ; d. February i, 1830, in Washington county, Penna. ; 
accompanied his father's family during their frequent changes, 
and finally about 1781, to a farm on Harmon's creek, Hanover 
township, Washington county, Penna. He married, October 
5> 1797. Jane Glen, d. March i, 1841. They had issue: 

13. i. John, b. October 27. 1799 ; m. Elizabeth McClurg. 

a. Martha, b. February 26, 1801 ; d. April 1, 1841 ; m. Octo- 
ber 17, 1831, James Patterson. 
Bobert, b. August 23, 1802 ; d. July 8, 1824. 
David-S., b. August 16, 1804 ; m. Martha Steele. 
James, b. August 5, 1806 ; m. Catharine B. Parks. 
Samuel, b. June 20, 1811 ; m. Rebecca McCombs. 

V. Samuel Fleming,' (Robert,') b. October 30, 1761, in 
Cecil county, Md. ; d. August 3, 1851, in Harrisburg, Dauphin 
county, Penna. Removed with his father's family to Western 
Pennsylvania, where he served as justice of the peace and sur- 
veyor for Washington county ; was captain of a ranging com- 
pany on the frontiers to protect them from the Indian marauders 
from the Ohio ; was one of the local committee to treat with the 
insurgents during the Whiskey Insurrection. In 1812 he re- 
moved to West Hanover township, Dauphin county, where he 
resided until a few years before his death. Mr. Fleming m. 








234 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

September 24, 1789, Sarah Becket, b. 1771 ; d. January 21, 
1831, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penna. They 
had issue : 

i. Bobert, b. Augusts, 1790; d. February, 1793. 

17. ii. Mary, b. July 17, 1792 ; m. James Newell. 

18. Hi. Jane, b. May 22, 1794 ; m. Robert Gilchrist. 

iv. Samuel- Becket, b. July 31, 1797, in Hanover township, Wash- 
inarton county. Pa.; d. January 19, 1855, at Mt. Vernon, 
O.; buried in old Hanover churchyard; was a farmer 
and merchant, — a man of upright character and stern in- 
tegrity ; m. in 1833, Mary Cathcart, of Dauphin county, 
Pa. ; d. 1836 ; and they had two sons, one died young. 
Samtiel- Wright, d. October 19, 1848, aged fourteen years. 
V. Margaret, b. October 17, 1799 ; d. February 13, 1802. 

vi. Eliza, b. October 23, 1801 ; d. February 14, 1828; m. "Wil- 
liam Smith, and had (surname Smith) Sarah-Jane, m. 
Mr. Merriman, a planter in Louisiana. 

19. vii. Bobert- Jackson, b. November 16, 1803 ; m. Sarah Ann Poor. 
via. John, b. 1805 ; d. s. p. 

ix. Sarah, b. October 1, 1807; d. July 18, 1828 

20. X. James, b. June 25, 1810 ; m. Jennette Street. 

21. xi. David, b. July 17, 1812 ; m. Susan Mowry. 

xii. Margaret-Wright, b. July 14, 1815; d. March 30, 1857. 

VI. Mary Fleming,'' (Robert,') b. February 15, 1767, in 
Cecil county, Md. ; d. July 3, 1849, in Hanover township, 
Washington county, Penna.; m. May 7, 1791, Ai^EXANDER 
McCoNNELL, b. 1769; d. October 24, 1839. They had issue 
(surname McConnell): 

i. John, b. March 11, 1792 ; d. s. p. 

22. ii. Bobert, b. December 5, 1794; m. Edith Hamlin. 

23. Hi. James, b. October 27, 1796 ; d. May 29, 1852 ; m. Nancy 


24. iv. Elizabeth, b. April 9, 1798 ; m. Samuel McOarrell. 

V. Alexander, b. October 16, 1804 ; d. August 30, 1829, while a 
member of senior class in "Washington College, Pa. 

VII. John Fleming,' (John," Robert,') b. February 6, 
1780, at Pine Creek, Lycoming county, Penna.; d. May 8, 
1863, near Albion, Michigan. Settled upon a part of his 
father's farm in Romulus, Seneca county, N. Y., where he re- 
sided about forty years. Was a captain of infantry in the war 
of 1812. In 1844 removed to Michigan, where he settled on 
a farm. He m., March 4, 1802, Susannah Harton, b. 1785 ; 
d. February 28, i860. They had issue: 

Fleming Family. 235 

i. Polly, b. April 3, 1808 ; d. s. p. 

ii. Hannah, b. January 25, 1806 ; m. John Gilliland ; and had 

m. Mary-Ann, b. January 14, 1807 ; d. May 7, 1848 ; m. Silas H. 

More ; d. June 23, 1852 ; and left issue. 
iv. Elsie, b. January 2, 1809 ; d. February 22, 1844 ; m. Jesse 

Gardner ; and left issue. 
V. Fusebia. b. November 26, 1811 ; m. Hiram H. Slauson ; and 

left issue. 
vi. Svsan-M., b. March 7, 1814 ; m. Jeptha H. Wade, the artist, 

b. August 11, 1811, at Romulus, N. Y. 
mi. Abigail, b. August 2, 1816 ; d. November 17, 1852, at Ha- 
vana, N. Y.; m. Rev. Morrison Huggins, b. 1816; d. 

February 15, 1859, at Rockford, 111.; and left issue. 
viii. Newell, b. September 16, 1818 ; m. Mary M. VanDwyn ; and 

had issue. 
ix. John-Mark, b. February 20, 1821 ; m. Maria Belcher ; and 

had issue. 
X. Comelia-Eliedbeth, b. February 10, 1823 ; m. Ralph Gid- 

dings ; and had issue. 
xi. Amanda- Watson, b. April 12, 1825 : m Orlando M. Barnes ; 

and had issue. 
zii. William, b. August 1, 1827 ; m. Elizabeth Janette Leonard ; 

and had issue. 
xiii. James, b. May 3, 1831 ; m. Sarah R. Soule ; and had issue. 

VIII. Robert Fleming,' (John,^ Robert,^) b. November 
26, 1781, in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penna.; d. 
February 3, 1858, at Romulus, N. Y.; m., first, January 15, 
1806, lyETTiCE Smith, b. 1789; d. March 4, 1826. They had 
issue : 

i. John-S., b June 26, 1807 ; m. Elizabeth Ayres. 
ii. Charles-Mosher, b. October 31, 1809 ; m. Peninah Amesbury, 

d. August 1, 1838. 
iii. Jervis, b. January 28, 1812 ; m. Amanda Crane. " 
iv. Bobert, b. April 23, 1814 ; d. October 10, 1838 ; m. Juliet 

V. Rev. Samuel, b. May 9, 1816 ; m. Juliet Fleming, d. January 

25, 1862. 
vi. Asa, b. November 16, 1818 ; m., first, Julian Smith, d. 1848 ; 

secondly, Mary A. Gilbert. 
vii. Sarah, b. February 12, 1821 ; m. William Rogers, d. Oc- 
tober 2, 1862. 
viii. Lettice, b. August 27, 1824 ; m. James H. Gage. 

Robert Fleming m., secondly, December 7, 1826, Mrs. Ara- 
zina I^eddick. 

236 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

IX. Mary Fleiming/ (John/ Robert/) b. June 20, 1784, 
in Hanover township, Dauphin county, Penna.; d. November 
20, i860, at Niles, Mich.; m.. May 24, 1805, Samuel Mc- 
Math; b. 1782; d. September 16, 1826, near Ypsilanti, Mich. 
They had issue (surname McMath): 

i. Archy, b. May 13, 1806 ; m. Elizabeth Kimmel. 
ii. Fleming, b. January 14, 1806 ; m. Eliza Prudden. 
Hi. Boxanna, b. September 26, 1809 ; m. Orrin Derby, d. June 

14, 1855, at San Francisco. 
iv. Mabel, b. June 13, 1811 ; d. April 14, 1839, at Berrian, 

Mich.; m. Uzal Williams. 
V. Sam/ml-K., b. March 23, 1813 ; m. Caroline Stuart. 
vi. Rev. Bohert, b. February 15, 1815; m. Betsy Caroline Hug-- 

vii. Mary, b. August 2, 1817 ; d. January 14, 1850, at Niles, 

Mich.; m. Albert Percels. 
via. Elsie, b. July 21, 1819; d. June 5, 1849, near Niles, Mich.; 

m. William Brewer. 
ix. William-E.-B., b. July 22, 1821 ; d. January 23, 1824. 
X. John-Watson, b. June 3, 1824 ; m. Ella Royse. 

X. James Fi,eming,' (John,^ Robert,^) b. January 28, 1787, 
at Pine Creek, I^ycoming county, Penna.; d. 1870, at Rome, 
Lenawee county, Mich.; m. Martha Wade, of Romulus, N. 
Y. They had issue : 

i. Jeptha- Wade, b. November 13, 1808 ; m. Lucy Eldridge. 
ii. Jesse, b. May 14, 1811 ; m. Susan McConnell. 
Hi. Jane, b June 12, 1812 ; d. July 26, 1843, at Laporte, Ind.; 

m. William K. Parker. 
iv. Josiah-Jacobus, b. August 6, 1814; d. 1855, at Marengo, 

Mich.; m. Clarissa Horner. 
1;. John, b. October 6, 1816; d. July 21, 1856, at Warsaw, 

Mich.; m. Nancy Shuart. 
vi. Charles, b. October 30, 1818 ; m. Jane Shuart. 
vii. Miranda, b. February 28, 1821 ; d. August 9, 1822. 
via. Lettice-S., b. January 11, 1823 ; m. Selek W. Chase. 
ix. Martha, b. February 17, 1825 ; m. Wilson Matthews. 
X. Sarah-Eliza, b. July 11, 1828 ; m. Thomas McConnell. 
xi. William-Allen, b. February 21, 1882 ; m. Angeline Stevens. 

XI. Elsie Fleming,' (John," Robert,') b. July 21, 1791, 
at Romulus, N. Y.; d. April 10, 1816 ; m. January 2, 1810, 
Josiah Jacobus, d. at Lodi, Michigan, aged eighty-five years. 
They had issue (surname Jacobus): 

Fleming Family. 237 

i. Mary, b. October 17, 1818, at Romulus, N. Y.; m., Novem- 
ber 19, 1835, Calvin Townsend, and they bad issue (sur- 
name Townsend): 

1. Edward- Calvin, b. 1836. 

2. Julius-L., b. March 7, >1888. 

XII. Samuel Fleming,' (John,' Robert,^) b. December 5, 
1793, at Romulus, N. Y.; d. December 5, 1858, in Lenawee 
county, Michigan ; m. Phebe Wade. They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. November 19, 1816. 
ii. Martha, b. January 28, 1819 ; m. W. H. Clark. 
in. Clarissa, b. September 15, 1821 ; m. Jesse Gardner. 
iv. Sarah, b. January 4, 1824 ; d. July 27, 1854 ; m. Thomas 

». Franklin-B., b. May 29, 1826 ; m. Louise Stoddard. 
vi. Jesse-L., b. March 3, 1829 ; m. Mary H. More. 
vii. Jeptha, b. July 27, 1831 ; m. Nancy Bust. 
via. Bebecca-Louise, b. June 12, 1833 ; m. Dr. Luman S. Stevens. 

XIII. John Fleming,' (James,' Robert,') b. October 27, 
1799, in Washington county, Pa.; m. December 24, 1835, Kliza 
McClurg. They had issue. 

i. James, b. December 11, 1836 ; m. April 17, 1858, Margaret 

ii. Joseph-M., b. April 25, 1839; m. January 27, 1860, Isabel 

Hi. Mary-Jane, b. Aug 18, 1841. 

iv. Martha-E., b. February 24, 1844 ; m. July 30, 1864, Alex- 
ander Ingraham. 
V. 8arah-A., b. February 19, 1846 ; d. 1852. 
vi. John C, b. February 7, 1848. 
vii. Bobert A., b. September 12, 1849. 
via. BachelrA., b. May 18, 1852. 
ix. DavidrM., b. April 15, 1855. 

XIV. David S. Fleming,' (James,' Robert,') b. August 
16, 1804; m, August 29, 1841, Martha Steele. They had 
issue : 

i. Thomas-Steele, b. May 31, 1842. 
ii. Jane-Glen, b. October 9, 1844. 
Hi. James- Samuel, b. August 7, 1846. 
iv. Bobert, b. August 30, 1849. 

V. Bachel- Amanda, b. April 27, 1852. 
vi. Martha-Ann, b. May 21, 1856. 
vii. David-Wilson, b. March 17, 1859. 

238 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XV. James Fleming,' (James,' Robert/) b. August 5, 
1806, in Washington county, Pa., graduated from Washing- 
ton College, Pa., in 1833, and was for two years principal of 
an academy in Baltimore county, Md.; licensed as a minister 
June 26, 1839, and installed pastor of West Union Presbyterian 
Church, Marshall county, Va., where he continued seventeen 
years ; in 1858 was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church, 
Washington Pa. Rev. James Fleming m. October 31, 1829, 
Catharine B. Parks. They had issue : 

i. David-Bravmrd, b. July 22, 1840, in West Union, Va.; 
served in tlie army three years, and afterwards studied 
for the ministry, 
u. Martha-Jane, b. November 13, 1842; m., February 13, 1868, 

James F. Craighead. 
Hi. James-Calvin, b. May 31, 1844. 
iv. Mary-Isabella, b. January 26, 1846; m., November 27, 1867, 

Martin G. Parks, of Nesponsit, 111. 
V. John-Samuel, b. November 7, 1847. 
vi. LouUse- Amanda, b. September 28, 1850. 
vii. Harriet- Newell, b. June 18, 1853. 
via. William-Henri/, b. September 17, 1856. 
iv. Alfred-Paul, b. May 31, 1859. 
X. Henry-B., December 20, 1861. 

XVI. Samuel Fleming,' (James,' Robert,') b. June 20, 
1811 ; resides in Armstrong county, Pa.; m., July 4, 1839, 
Rebecca McCombs. They had issue : 

i. James-Robert, b. May 29, 1840; d. October 1, 1864, in the 

a. David- McCombs, b. June 1, 1811. 
Hi. John-Anderson, b. April 10, 1843 ; killed in battle May 

3, 1865. 
iv. Kosciusko-Glen, b. September 2, 1844; wounded in the 
shoulder in front of Petersburg, Va., which has dis- 
abled him for life. 
V. William-Kinney, b. February 13, 1845. 
vi. Samuel-Byers, b. September 19, 1848. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1851. 
via. Irene-Margaret, b. February 24, 1853. 
ix. Vinet-Jane (twin), b. February 24, 1853. 
X. Stockton- McConnell, b. August 5, 1865. 

XVII. Mary Fleming,' (Samuel,' Robert,') b. July 17, 
1792, in Hanover, Washington county. Pa.; d. April 15, 1850, 

Fleming Family. 239 

near Mt. Vernon, O.; m. June, 1811, James Neweu:,, b. 1782 ; 
d. December 9, 1848, near Mt. Vernon, O. They had issue 
(surname Newell) : 

i. Margaret, b. August 1, 1812; m., May 29, 1834, Elias Mur- 
phy ; resided near Newton, Iowa ; and had issue (sur- 
name Murphy) : 

1. Mary-Mien, b. July 1885; m. George Blaokman, 

and had issue (surname Blackman), Clarence, 
Franklin, and Qeorge. 

2. Hannah-Jane, b. May 3, 1837 ; m , July 10, 1863, Mr. 

Cox, of Tennessee. 

3. Sarah-Newell, b. March 15, 1840. 

4. James-F , b. September 25, 1842 ; d. August 23, 1844. 

5. Eliza-Olive, b. December 12, 1844. 

6. Lems-Mordello, b. February 21, 1846. 

7. Almeda, b. May 31, 1850. 

8. Martha-lMdle, b. January 8, 1856. 

a. Samml-Fleming, b. June 10, 1814 ; m., December, 1838, 
Julia Ann Tugard ; and had issue (surname Newell) : 

1. Harriet-Ann, b. December 15, 1839 , m. Simon 

Galulia, of Newton, Iowa ; and had issue (sur- 
name Galulia), Harry, Franklin, Malcolm, and 

2. Mary- Adeline, b. December 11, 1845. 

3. JacksorirFleming ; mortally wounded at Vicksburg, 

February, 1868. 

4. Margaret-Mien, b. May, 1854. 

5. Ellsworth- Loire. 

Hi. Sarah, b. July 4, 1816 ; d. April 3, 1849 ; m., March 20, 1845, 
Caleb Hipsley ; and had issue (.surname Hipsley) : 
1. Jonathan, b. July 6, 1846. 

iv. Jane, b September 20, 1818 ; m.. May 15, 1851, Peter Loire ; 
reside near Mt. Vernon, O. 

V. Eliza- Ann, b. December 25, 1821. 

vi. Hugh, b. December 25, 1821 ; an attorney at Newton, Iowa ; 
m. December 25, 1851 , Lucinda Lee ; and had issue 
(surname Lee), Oneda- Ida- Irene, Duane, and Lunet. 
vii. Jctmes-ScoW; an attorney-at-law ; m., August, 1854, Amanda 
Cook, and had issue (surname Newell), Emma, d. s. p. 

XVIII. Jane Fleming,' (Samuel,^ Robert,^) b. May 22, 
1794, in Hanover, Washington county. Pa. ; d. November 30, 
1843, in Knox county, Ohio ; m. March 12, 1816, Robert 
Gilchrist. In 1822 removed to Knox county, Ohio ; thence 
in 1875 to Vernon Springs, Howard county, Iowa. They had 
issue (surname Gilchrist) : 

240 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. James, b. December 29, 1816 ; accidentally killed April 6, 
1831, in Knox county, Ohio. 

U. Samuel-Fleming, b. August 21, 1819 ; educated in Kenyon 
College, Ohio, and "Washington College, Pa.; studied 
law in Mt. Vernon, Ohio ; was a member of the Ohio 
Legislature in 1849-50 ; afterwards probate judge of 
Knox county, Ohio ; in 1855, removed to Howard county, 
Iowa, and thence to San Francisco, California ; m. De- 
cember 25, 1843, Mary- Ann Blackman ; and had issue 
(surname Gilchrist) : 

1. Francis-Marion, b. October 10, 1844. 

2. Inez-Augusta, b. August 10, 1847. 

3. William Mum-ay, b. July 19, 1849. 

4. John Haider, b. August 21, 1851. 

5. Frederick, d. in infancy. 

Hi. Bdbert Jackson, b. February 5, 1822; d. October 12, 1822. 

iv. Bobert- Scott, b. August 5, 1823, in Knox county, Ohio ; edu- 
cated at Kenyon College, Ohio ; studied medicine, and 
graduated from Cleveland Medical College in 1853 ; 
located at DeGraft, Ohio ; m. first, August 31, 1852, 
Philena H. Brooks, of Columbus, Ohio ; d. November 
18, 1854, and had issue, Mary, d. s.p. ; m. secondly. 
May 15, 1856, Annie M. Brooks, of DeGraff, Ohio; and 
had issue, FayH. 
V. Elizabeth, b. September 12, 1826 ; d. March 2, 1845. 

vi. Sarah-Jane, b. September 12, 1830 ; d. August 20, 1845. 

vii. Mary-E., b. July 6, 1836 ; m., August 4, 1855, in Granville, 
Ohio, Rev. A. Nichols, of the M. E. Church, and had 
issue (surname Nichols) Jamas, Inez, William, and Qwra. 

XIX. Robert Jackson Fleming,' (Satnuel,' Robert,') b. 
November i6, 1803, in Hanover township, Washington county. 
Pa.; d. December 2, 1874, at Harrisburg, Pa. He received an 
academical education, and vyhile yet a young man became a 
teacher and lecturer on Knglish grammar and on music, and 
took a trip to the then West, lecturing on his favorite topic. In 
1834 he established the coach-making business on an extensive 
scale at Harrisburg, Pa. , and continued it with success until his 
entire establishment was destroyed by fire June 15, 1865. He 
did not resume it. He built at his shop the first eight-wheel 
passenger car which ran on the Pennsylvania railroad between 
Columbia and Philadelphia, also the first on the Williamsport 
and Elmira railroad, taking it up the canal on a flat boat. He 
was appointed notary public in 186 1, and held the office until 

Fleming Family. 241 

his death, for years doing the business of the Harrisburg 
National Bank in this official capacity. He was deservedly 
honored in his adopted city as an upright and enterprising citi- 
zen, a man of intelligence and high moral character, and in the 
Presbyterian Church, of which he was a life-long member, he 
was one of its elders for twenty years. Mr. Fleming married, 
Jime 5, 1845, at McConnellsville, Morgan county, Ohio, Sarah 
Ann Poor, b. January 30, 1814, at York Haven, Pa.; dau. of 
Charles Merrill Poor and Elizabeth (Karg) Roberts ; died in 
Harrisburg, Pa., at the residence of her son, Samuel W. Flem- 
ing, January 7, 1892. They had issue : 

i. Sarah-Mizabeth, b. January 25, 1847 ; d. July 18, 1850. 
a. Mary-Frances, b. February 27, 1848 ; d. January 28, 1852. 
Hi. Samuel- Wilson, b. December 11, 1849 ; has been engaged in 
the book and stationery business since graduating at 
Lafayette College in 1875 ; was a member of the Oommon 
Council of Harrisburg for five years ; serving one year 
as president of that body; elected by Councils in 1856 
to fill the unexpired term of the mayor, who died in 
ofBce ; m. October 7, 1875, Mary Malvina Sausser, b. 
March 4, 1852, in Massillion, Ohio; dau. of Benjamin 
F. Sausser and Luce tta Dangler ; and had issue : 

1. Lucetta, b. December 16, 1876 ; d. March 30, 1881. 

2. Bohert-Jackson, b. February 3, 1878 ; d. October 17, 


3. Mizaheth, b. August 7, 1879 ; d. June 30, 1880. 

4. Mary, b. November 22, 1880. 

5. Margaret, b. October 30, 1882. 

6. Alice, b. March 2, 1884; d. October 16, 1886. 

7. Samuel-Wilson, b. July 7, 1885. 

8. Charles- Sausser, b. August 4, 1887 ; d. May 25, 1888. 

XX. James Fleming,' (Samuel,' Robert,^) b. June 25, 
1810, in Hanover township, Washington county, Pa.; d. Jan- 
uary 30, 1875, in Harrisburg, Pa. In 1812 his parents re- 
moved to Hanover township, Dauphin county. Pa., where his 
early years were passed. His boyhood was marked by a laud- 
able ambition to excel in his studies, and the influence of his 
mother in this direction had its good effect, not only during his 
youth, but throughout his life. Thrown upon his own re- 
sources, at the age of eighteen, he resolved to educate himself 
by alternately acting as teacher and pupil, and pursued this 

242 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

course for seven years, thereby becoming conversant with the 
higher mathematics, the ancient languages, and French. Much 
of his time was passed in the States of Kentucky and Ohio. 
About 1835 he commenced the study of medicine, and gradu- 
ated at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in March, 1838. 
For four years he practiced his profession, but finding the duties 
too arduous for his slender constitution, his attention was 
drawn to the science of dental surgery, then comparatively in 
its infancy. Observing the necessity for good operators in this 
field, he went to Philadelphia and acquired a thorough knowl- 
edge of that specialty. Returning to Harrisburg, he met with 
deserved and well-marked success. During the remainder of 
his life he was a frequent contributor to both medical and den- 
tal journals, and occasionally to the newspaper press. He was 
a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Dental Surgeons 
and of the American Society, and one of the original advo- 
cates of the establishment of a dental college at Philadelphia, 
in which he was subsequently tendered a professorship, but de- 
clined. He was twice the recipient of the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Dental Surgery. He was a director of the Harris- 
burg National Bank, president of the board of school-direc- 
tors, and an elder of the First Presbyterian church there. Dr. 
Fleming married, June, 1852, Jennette STREET, daughter 
of Col. Thaddeus Street and Martha Davenport Reynolds, of 
Cheshire, Conn., a lineal descendant of Rev. John Davenport, 
the founder of New Haven. Her maternal grandmother, Mar- 
tha Davenport, was a descendant of Oliver Wolcott, a signer 
of the Declaration of Independence. She resides in German- 
town, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Helen-Street, h. June 2, 18.53; m., November 10, 1881, Daniel 

Pastorious Bruner, of Columbia, Pa., a lawyer and civil 

ii. James-Lewis, b. February 28, 1856; d. June 8, 1858. 
in. William-Reynolds, b. May 9, 1862. 

XXI. David Fleming,' (Samuel,' Robert,') b. July 17, 
i8t2, in Hanover township, Washington county. Pa.; d. at 
Harrisburg, Pa. , January 14, 1 890. He received his education in 
the public schools of the day, and in the Harrisburg Academy, 
alternating later in life by teaching the classics and higher 

Fleming Family. 243 

mathematics. In 1838 lie began the editing of a newspaper at 
Harrisburg, at the same time reporting the proceedings of the 
Legislature for several of the Philadelphia journals. In 1839 
he commenced the study of the law with William McClure, 
admitted to the Dauphin county bar at the November term, 1841, 
and was in active practice at the courts until his decease. 
From 1843 he practiced in the Supreme Court of the State. 
In 1847 he was elected chief clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives, and served during the session. In 1854 he was elected 
district attorney. In 1863 elected to the State Senate, and was 
Speaker of that body at the closing session of the term. In 
the various business enterprises of the city of Harrisburg 
he took a prominent part, and was largely interested in a 
number of them. Mr. Fleming married, January i, 1852, 
Susan Mowry, daughter of Charles Mowry* and Mary Rich- 
mond. They had issue : 

i. CJiarles-ifowry, b. March. 9, 1853 ; d. March, 1883 ; a grad- 
uate of Princeton, studied law with his father, and was 
admitted to the bar September 1, 1877 ; naturally gifted, 
he was entering upon a career of usefulness, when he 
was stricken down by disease. 

*ChaeLiES Mowey was born in Litchfield, Providence county, R. 
I., in 1777. He received a classical education, and came to Pennsyl- 
vania about 1800, and engaged in teaching. In 1808 he began the 
publication of the Temperate Zone, at Downingtown, Chester county. 
This was subsequently changed to the American Bepublican, and Mr. 
Mowry continued its publication until 1821, when he came to Har- 
risburg in the interest of William Pindlay, who was a candidate for 
Governor of Pennsylvania for a second term, and became editor of 
the Pennsylvania Intelligencer, previously the Harrisburg Bepublican. 
This paper he eventually disposed of to Gen. Simon Cameron, who 
had been associated with him as co-partner in its management, in 
order that he might assume the duties of Canal Commissioner, to 
which he had been appointed by Governor Shulze. During his career 
as editor, he acquired considerable celebrity as a political writer, and 
exercised a marked influence upon the policy of his party. He died 
at Harrisburg, July 29, 1838. He married, March 31, 1812, Maby 
Richmond, daughter of George Richmond, of Sadsbury township, 
Chester county. She died March 28, 1862, aged seventy-six years . 
They had six children— three sons, since deceased, and three daugh- 
ters — Mary, m. Samuel D. Young, d. January 1, 1885 ; Susan, m. 
David Fleming ; and Jane, unm. 

244 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

a. Sara, b. April 15, 1855 ; graduated at Vassar College ; m., 
June 5, 1890, Joshua W. Sharpe, a lawyer ; reside at 
Chambersburg, Pa, 
Hi. David, b. May 4, 1857 ; graduated at Princeton College, N. 
J. ; m., October 16, 1884, Mary Curwen. dau. of Dr. 
John Curwen ; and had issue : 

1. Martha-Elmer, b. March 6, 1889. 

2. David, b. April 21, 1892. 

iv. George-Richmond, b. September 19, 1860 ; graduated at 
Princeton College, N. J. ; m., October 9, 1890, Eliza 
McCormiek Robinson, dau. of Rev. Thomas H. Robin- 
son, D. D. ; and had issue : 

1. AnnorMargaretta, b. July 30, 1891. 

2. Susan-Mowry, b. 1895. 

XXII. Robert McConneli,,' (Mary,' Robert,^) b. Decem- 
ber 5, 1794; m.,June 13, 1825, Edith Hamun. They liad 
issue (surname McConnell) : 

i. Fleming, b. July 14, 1826 ; m., December 27, 1858, Elizabeth 

M. Donald. 
it. Alexander, b. November 1, 1828 ; m., October 23, 1856. 
Hi. Bobert- Simpson, b. May 25. 1831. 

XXIII. James McConnell,' (Mary,'' Robert,') b. October 
27, 1796 ; d. May 28, 1852 ; m. Nancy Shipley. They had 
issue (surname McConnell) : 

i. John, b. 1821 ; m. Margery Steele, and had issue : Jam^-A., 

John-C., Rachel- A., Nancy-C, and Thomas- N. 
a. Henrietta, b. January 10, 1828 ; m., November 2, 1860, Na- 
thaniel Gillespie ; and had issue (surname Gillespie) : 

1. Emma-Virginia, b. September 1, 1852. 

2. Ella-Amanda, b. November 2, 1853. 

3. Clara-Bell, b. November 19, 1854; d. September 

14, 1856. 

4. Maggie Jane, b. December 20, 1855. 

5. Adaliza-Clarissa, b. January 12, 1857. 

6. Mary-Mabel, b. September 29, 1859. 

7. Laura-Etta, b. December 16, 1860. 

8. William- McConnell, b. February 22, 1862. 

9. James-Anderson, b. February 26, 1868. 

10. John-Orlando, b. May 27, 1864. 

11. Sarah-Eva, b. August 6, 1865. 

Hi. Martha-Ann, m. Nelson Maxwell, and had issue (surname 

Maxwell) Nancy-Ann, Sarah-Jane, and Joseph, 
iv. Rachel, m. September 30, 1857, Brown McKay; and had issue. 
V. Mary- Elizabeth, m. John Steele ; and had issue. 

Fleming Family. 245 

w. Sarah, m. William Reed, and had issue (surname Reed). 
Alexander, James- Clement, John-Willis, and William-H.- 

vii. Jane, m. John Ryenearson. 
via. Nancy-Adaline, d. s. p. 

ix. Soien-A., d. in hospital at Gallatin, Tennesse, in 1865. 

XXIV. EwzABTEH McCoNNEi,i<,' (Mary,' Robert,') b. April 
9, 1798; d.; m. June 6, 1816, Samuel McCarrell, b. March 
I, 1788, in York county. Pa. ; d. June, 1881, in Hanover town- 
ship, Washington county. Pa. They had issue (surname Mc- 

i. Alexander, b. September 22, 1817 ; d. May, 1881 ; graduated 
from Washington College, Pa., in 1841 ; licensed by 
Washington Presbytery April 17, 1844 ; pastor of the 
Presbyterian church, Claysville, and was commissioner 
to the general assembly of his church at St. Louis, in 
1851, and at Newark, N. J., in 1864 ; m., January 22, 1842, 
Martha McClain, and had issue (surname McCarrell): 

1. Samuel-John-Milton, b. October 19, 1842 ; graduated 

from Washington College, Pa., 1864 ; studied law 
with David Fleming, at Harrisburg, Pa., and ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1 866 ; elected district attorney 
for Dauphin county. Pa., 1880, and re-elected in 
1883 ; elected State Senator from the Dauphin 
county district for the full term of four years com- 
mencing January, 1893 ; m. Rebecca Wallace, and 
had issue : 

a. Wallace- Alexander, b. November 26, 1876 ; d. 
December 16, 1880. 

h. Samuel-JohnrMcClain, b. December 7, 1881. 

2. William-Alexander, b. August 20, 1846. 

3. Joseph-James, b. July 9, 1849. 

4. Thomas- Calvin, b. September 29, 1866. 

5. Elizabeth-Mary, b. July 28, 1862. 
ii. Louise-Jane, b. December 25, 1819. 

Hi. Mary-Elizabeth, b. October 28, 1822; d. September 12, 1826. 
iv. Samuel-MiUon, b. July 22, 1825; d. September 24, 1851 i 

a physician. 
V. Mary-Eleanor, b. November 6, 1830; graduated from Female 

College, Washington, Pa. ; d. November, 1858. 
vi. James-Fleming, b. October 26, 1882 ; a physician ; residing 
at Eldersville, Washington county, Pa. ; m., November 
16, 1865, Jennie E. Hayes ; and had issue : 
1. John-Milton, b. August 17, 1866. 
vii. Lysander-Thomas, b. July 22, 1840. 
via. EUzabeth-Alvira, b. December 17, 1842. 

246 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. John Forster,' a native of county Antrim, Ireland, of 
Scotch parentage, emigrated to America prior to 1722, and lo- 
cated in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin, county, 
Penna. ; he was twice married, dying prior to 1749 . By his first 
wife, Elizabeth Chambers, a daughter of Arthur Chambers, 
dying in the Province of Pennsylvania, there was issue : 

i. Thomas, b. 1696; d. July 25, 1772. He came to America 
with his father's family, and was among the first who 
took up land in what is now Dauphin county, Penna. 
He was a gentleman of means, had received a good edu- 
cation, and was for many years one of the Provincial 
magistrates. He was removed late in life, on account of 
his refusal to oust some squatters on Proprietary lands. 
He was a prominent personage, on the then frontiers of 
the Province, in civil affairs. During the Indian trou- 
bles he greatly assisted in preparing for the defense of 
the border settlements, and his name appears frequently 
in the voluminous correspondence preserved in the ar- 
chives of the State. He died in Paxtang, aged seventy- 
six years, and is buried in the old church graveyard. 
Mr. Porster was never married ; the principal part of his 
estate went to his brother, John, and nephew, Thomas 
Forster, the latter named for him. 

ii. Arthur, b. 1705 ; d. unm. 

in. Agnes, b. 1708, m. John Moore, son of Andrew Moore, of 

iv. William, b. 1710 ; m. Rachel Kelly, daughter of Patrick 
and Rachel Kelly, of Londonderry township, then Lan- 
caster county. Pa.; and had James, m. Elizabeth Espy. 
V. Mlizabeth, b. 1713 ; m. Jacob Ellis, of Hanover ; descendants 
removed to Virginia ; their daughter, Sarah, m. Robert 

vi. Margaret, b. 1720 ; m. John Graham, d. 1764. 

2. vii. John, b. 1725 ; m. Catharine Dickey. 

By his second wife, Sarah, there was issue : 

3. viii. James, b. 1728 : m. Elizabeth Moore. 

ix. Isabel, b. 1731. 

4. X. Stephen, b. 1733 ; m. Mary Chambers. 

Family of Forster. 247 

II. John Forster,' (John,') b. 1725, in Paxtang township, 
Lancaster covinty, Pa.; d. September, 1789, in Paxtang town- 
ship, Dauphin county, Pa.; was a private in Capt. William 
Bell's company of the Fourth Battalion of I^ancaster county 
associators in service in the Jerseys during the summer of 1776 ; 
m. Catharine Dickey, b. 1738, in Chester county, Pa.; d. 
November 23, 1804, in Paxtang township, Dauphin county, 
Pa., daughter of Moses and Agnes Dickey. They had issue: 

5. i. Thomas, b. May 16, 17(32 ; m. Sarah Pettit Montgomery. 

6. ii. Dorcas, b. 1764 ; m. William Bell. 

Hi. Mary, b. 1767 ; d. August 2, 1810, s. p. ; m. Cornelius Cox. 
iv. Agnes, m. George Nelson. 

7. V. John, b. September 17, 1777 ; m. first, Mary Elder ; second, 

Margaret S. Law. 
vi. Elizabeth, m. William R. Hanna ; no issue. 

8. vii. Margaret, m. first, John McFarland ; secondly, Thomas 


III. James Forster," (John,') b. 1728, in Paxtang town- 
ship, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa., d. in London- 
derry township ; was a Revolutionary soldier in the Jersey 
campaign of 1776, Col. Burd's battalion of Lancaster county 
associators ; m. EivIzabeth Moore, daughter of Andrew 
Moore, of Derry. They had issue : 

i. Andrew. 

ii. Mary, d. March 15, 1796; m. James Cavet, removed to 
Westmoreland county, Penna.; and had (surname Cavet), 
James-Forster, and Mary. 
Hi. Sarah, m. David Patton. 
iv. Elizabeth, m. James Kelly, Esq. 
V. Catharine, m. Andrew Moore. 

vi. David, m. and removed to Rowan county, N. C; had John, 
and other children. 

9. vii. WUliam, b. 1757 ; m. Margaret Ayres. 
via. Josiah. 

IV. Stephen Forster,' (John,') b. 1733, in Paxtang town- 
ship, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Penna; d. February, 
1792, in Turbut township, Northumberland county, Penna ; m. 
Mary Chambers, daughter of John and Margaret Chambers, 
of Paxtang. They had issue : 

i. Chambers, 
ii. Steplien. 
Hi. Thomas. 

248 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. Thomas Forster," (John/ John,') b. May i6, 1762, in 
Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa.; d. 
June 29, 1836, at Erie, Pa. He received a good education, and 
was brought up as a surveyor. In the Revolutionary struggle he 
was a private in Capt. John Reed's company in the summer of 
1776, in active service during the Jersey campaign of that year. 
In 1794, during the so-called Whiskey Insurrection, he served as 
colonel of one of the volunteer regiments on that expedition. 
He was one of the associate judges of Dauphin county, ap- 
pointed October 26, 1793, by Governor Mifiain, resigning De- 
cember 3, 1798, having been elected one of the representatives 
of the State Legislature that year. At the close of 1799 or 
early in 1800, as the agent of the Harrisburg and Presque Isle 
Land company, he permanently removed to Erie. In the affairs 
incident to the early settlement of that town and the organiza- 
tion of that county, he took a prominent part. He was one of 
the first street commissioners of the town, president of the Erie 
and Waterford Turnpike company, one of the directors of the 
first library company and its librarian, and captain of the first 
military company formed at Erie, and which in 181 2, was in 
service at Buffalo, Capt. Forster being promoted brigade inspec- 
tor. In 1823 he was appointed by Governor Shulze one of 
the commissioners to explore the route for the Erie extension 
of the Pennsylvania canal, and in 1827 was chairman of the 
meeting organizing St. Paul's Episcopal church. In 1799 he 
was appointed by President Adams collector of the port at 
Erie, and successively commissioned by Presidents Jefferson, 
Madison, J. Q. Adams, and Jackson, filling the ofl&ce until his 
death. Col. Forster m. October 5, 1786, Sarah Pettit Mont- 
gomery, b. July, 1766, at Georgetown, Kent county, Md.; d. 
July 27, 1808, at Erie, Pa.; daughter of Rev. Joseph Mont- 
gomery,* and Elizabeth Reed. They had issue : 

* *.T0SEPH Montgomery, son of John and Martha Montgomery 
emigrants from Ireland, was born September 23, 1733, (O. S.,) in Pax- 
tang township, then Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa. He was 
educated at the College of New Jersey, from which he graduated in 
1755, and was afterwards appointed master of the grammar school 
connected with the college. In 1760 the College of Philadelphia and 
Yale College conferred upon him the Master's degree. About this 

Family of Forster. 249 

i. Mizaheth-Bachel, b. July 25, 1787, in Paxtang ; d. 1852 at 
Syracuse, N. Y.; m. Major James E. Herron, d. in 1860 
or 1862 at Syracuse, N. Y.; no surviving issue. 

10. a. John-Mmitgomery, b. June 21, 1789 ; m. Jennette Wright. 
in. Catharine-Ann, b. June 10, 1791, in Paxtang ; d. December 

17, 1839, at Erie, Pa.; m. first, February 6, 1816, Richard 
T. Timberlake, purser U. S. N.; d. October 2, 1816; m., 
secondly, James Armstrong Bailey, captain U. S. A., 
and had (surname Bailey,) Theodore, d. s. p.; and Sarah 
m. Mr. Rathbone, of Elmira, N. Y. 
iv. Mary-Theodosia, b. August 16, 1793, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
1820 ; m. Col. John Harris, who died at Washington a 
few years ago, commandant of the marine corps ; no 
V. Joseph-Mmitgomery, b. March 21, 1795 ; d. s. p. 

11. vi. Thomas, b. September 13, 1796 ; m. Juliet Bell. 

vii. Sarah, b. November 24, 1797, at Harrisburg ; d. 1879 in 

Erie county, Pa.; m. Roberts ; no issue. 

mii. Ekanor-Beed, b. August 20, 1799 ; d. August 5, 1801. 
ix. SamiMil-Laird, b. August 8, 1801, at Erie. Pa., where he d. 
in 1860 ; m. Jane H. Benedict ; and had issue. 

12. X. Hannah- Wickersham, b. January 31, 1804; m. Edwin Vose 


13. xi. Margaretr Wallace, b. September 10, 1806; m. George W. 


time he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, and 
soon after, by request, entered the bounds of the Presbytery of Lewes, 
from which he was transferred to that of New Castle, accepting a 
call from the congregations at Georgetown, over which he was settled 
from 1767 to 1769. He was installed pastor of the congregations at 
Christiana Bridge and New Castle, Delaware, on the 16th of August, 
1769, remaining there until the autumn of 1777, when he resigned, 
having been commissioned chaplain of Col. Small wood's (Maryland) 
regiment of the Continental Line. During the war his home was 
with his relatives in Paxtang. On the •23d of November, 1780, he 
was chosen by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania one of its dele- 
gates in Congress, and re-elected the following year. He w^as elected 
a member of the Assembly of the State in 1782, serving during that 
session. He was chosen by that body, February 25, 1783, one of the 
commissioners to settle the difficulty between the State and the Con- 
necticut settlers at Wyoming. When the new county of Dauphin 
was erected, the Supreme Executive Council appointed him recorder 
of deeds and register of wills for the county, which office he held 
from March 11, 1785, to October 14, 1794, the date of his death. " Mr. 
Montgomery filled conspicuous and honorable positions in church 

250 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VI. Dorcas Forster,' (John,' John/) b. 1764, in I,ower 
Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Penna.; 
d. April 10, 1826, at Erie, Penna.; she m. Whliam Bell, b. 
1744, in Lower Paxtang township, Lancaster county, Penna.; 
d. September, 18 13, at Erie, Pa.; son of William Bell. He 
was captain of a company in the Lancaster County battalion 
of associators, commanded by Col. James Burd, in 1776, and 
in active service in the Jerseys during that year, as also in the 
years 1777 and 1778. Mr. Bell was an ardent patriot, and in- 
fluential in public affairs. They had issue (surname Bell): 
i. Catharine, m. William McDonald ; family went South. 
ii. Luanda, m. Jonathan Baird ; no record. 

14. in. Jane, m. Samuel Hays. 

and State in the most trying period of the early history of the coun- 
try. In the church he was the friend and associate of men like 
Witherspoon, Rogers, and Spencer, and his bold utterances in the 
cause of independence stamp him as a man of no ordinary courage 
and decision. * * * He enjoyed to an unusual degree the respect 
and confidence of the men of his generation." The Rev. Mr. Mont- 
gomery was twice married; m., first in 1765, Elizabeth Reed, d. 
March, 1769, daughter of Andrew and Sarah Reed, of Trenton, N. J., 
and had issue : 

i. Sarah-Pettit, b. .luly, 1766 ; m. Thomas Forster. 
ii. Elizabeth, b July 17, 1768; d. October 12, 1814, in Harris- 
burg, Pa., m. Samuel Laird, b. at Carlisle, Pa., 15th 
February, 1769, son of Samuel Laird (1732-1806) and 
Mary Young, (1741-1833,) daughter of James Young. 
His father was for many years one of the provincial 
magistrates of Cumberland county, and, under the Con- 
stitution of 1776, one of the justices of the courts. Mr. 
Laird received a classical education, studied law at 
Carlisle, and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar at 
the September term, 1792. He located at Harrisburg, 
and soon secured a large and successful practice. In 
the early years of the borough he took an active part 
in its local affairs, and was a prominent actor in the 
first decade of its history. He died at Harrisburg, Pa., 
January 15, 1815. 

Mr. Montgomery m., secondly, July 11. 1770, Rachel (Rush) 
BOYCE, b. 1741, in Byberry ; d. July 28, 1798, in Harrisburg, Pa.; 
widow of Angus Boyce, and daughter of Thomas and Rachel Rush : 
and had issue : 

Hi. John, b. December 23, 1771 ; probably d. s. p. 

Family of Forster. 251 

iv. John, m. Matilda Reed ; and had issue : William-Edwin, m., 

and had Mary and Jessie. 
V. Elizabeth, m. James Tewksbury, Master in U. S. Navy ; d. 

September 1, 1843, and they had issue (surname 


1. Elizabeth, m. Williams, of Philadelphia. 

2. Mary. 

3. Josephine, m. Stephen Law, of New York ; and had 

issue (surname Law): James-Tewksbury. 

4. James, m. Helen Reed, and had Kate and Elizabeth. 
TO. Sarah, m. Robert Heron ; went South. 

vii. Juliet, m. Thomas Forster, Jr. (see xi.) 
viii. William, d. unm. 
ix. Maria-Dorcas, m. Peter King Rockwell, of California, and 
left issue. 

VII. John Forster,' (Jolin,'' John,') b. September 17, 1777, 
in Paxtang, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa.; d. May 28, 
1863, at Harrisburg, Pa.; he received a good education and 
was at Princeton when a call was made by President Washing- 
ton for volunteers to march to Western Pennsylvania to put 
down the so-called " WhLskey Insurrection " of 1794, ^^^ was 
on that expedition as an aid to General Murray. He subse- 
quently read law with General Hanna, but never applied for 
admission, turning his attention to mercantile pursuits, in which 
he was very successful. During the military era of the gov- 
ernment prior to the war of 18 12 he was colonel of State mi- 
litia, and in 1814, when the troops from Pennsylvania marched 
to the defense of the beleaguered city of Baltimore, he was 
placed in command of a brigade of volunteers. For his gal- 
lant services in that campaign the thanks of the general com- 
manding were tendered in special orders. He served in the 
State Senate from i8i4to 1818. General Forster was cashier 
of the Harrisburg Bank for a period of at least sixteen years, 
established the Bank of Lewistown, and in 1837 was cashier 
of the Exchange Bank of Pittsburgh. He subsequently be- 
came president of the Branch Bank at HoUidaysburg, but in a 
few years retired from all business pursuits and returned to his 
home at Harrisburg. General Forster was faithful, honest 
and upright in all his business connections, and a good finan- 
cier. He was twice married; m., first, September 25, 1798, 

252 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Mary Elder, b. 1779 ; d. December 18, 1831, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; dau. of John Elder and Elizabeth Awl, {see Elder Record). 
They had issue : 

i. John-Elder, b 1799; d. May 15, 1879, at Washington city, 
D. C; m. Elizabeth Culbertson Law; d. January 26, 
1889 ; dau. of Benjamin Law, of Mifflin county, Pa.; and 
had issue : 

1. John-Theodore, b. March 24, 1834; m., November 

20, 1862, Annie Elizabeth McMicken, b. Novem- 
ber 29, 1836. 

2. Henry-Kirhland. 

3. WilUamrLaw, d. August 25, 1881 ; m., first, Euphe- 

mia North ; and had issue, Mary and Lewis; m., 
secondly, Frances Welles; and had issue, Wil- 
liam-H,, John-W., Carrie, and Francis-B. 

4. James-Henry-Stunrt ; d. January 7, 1878 ; d. s. p. 

5. Thomas, d. March 28, 1868. 

6. Rebecca-Lush, b. April 3, 1845; m. Alfred Foot, 

majorU. S. A.; d. September 1, 1869; and had 
issue (surname Foot) : 
a. Samuel-Alfred, b. October 24, 1866. 

7. Mary-Elder, d. July 4, 1881; s. p.; m. Prescott 


8. Eliza-Heron, b. June 19, 1850 ; m., November 12, 

1873, Charles C. Duncanson, b. September 30, 1845. 

9. Annif^Cowden, b. September 19, 1853 ; m. Thomas 

Humphries Young, b. September 1, 1845 ; and 
had issue (surname Young) : 

a. Mary-Elizabeth, b. September 27, 1874. 

b. Jane-Bandolph, b. May 16, 1876. 

c. Charles- Duncanson, h. May 19, 1878. 

10. WilsonrButherford, m. Alice B. Weizgarver ; and 
had Jessie, 
a. Catharine, b. 1802 ; d. February 8, 1872 ; m. Henry Antes, 
b. December 4, 1784 ; d. January 8, 1860, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; son of Philip Antes and his wife Susanna, dau. 
of Charles Williams, of Paxtang ; was in mercantile 
life many years at Harrisburg ; was a soldier of the war 
of 1812-14 ; clerk in the Land Department of the State ; 
and frequently a member of the borough council of 
Harrisburg ; and had issue (surname Antes) : 

1. John Forster, m. and resides in Missouri. 

2. Henry-P. 

3. Emory, d. s. p. 

4. Mary-Forster, m. M. R. Simons ; and had issue (sur- 

name Simons), Antes Marcus, and Marcus-Antes. 

Family of Forster. 253 

5. Lucy, m. Signor Muzio. 

6. Josephine, d. s. p. 

7. Elizabeth, d. s. p. 
Hi. Mary, d. s. p. 

iv. Joshua-Elder, b. 1800 ; d. July 30, 1864 ; m., August 11, 1882, 
Elizabeth Lewis Alder, eldest daughter of Joshua Wil- 
liam Alder ; and had issue : 

1. Joshua- Alder, b. May 27, 1833. 

2. Oscar-Elder, b. December 22, 1834. 

3. Charles, b. June 23, 1836. 

4. John-Adams, b. November 1, 1838; d. October 

18, 1841. 

5. Frank-Emlin, b. June 9, 1845; m., March 29, 1894, 

Louise Wistar, youngest dau. of Hon. James 

Lowrie, of Wellsboro', Pa. 
V. Rev. Thomas, b. November 15, 1812 ; d. February 17, 1889; 
m., February 9, 1848, Eliza Rich Hall ; b. July 8, 1822 ; 
dau. of Dr. Ebenezer Hall ; and had issue : 

1. Mary-Elizabeth, b. November 3, 1848. 

2. Thomas-Hall, b. January 7, 1852 ; m. January 17, 

1879, Mary Estella Brehler ; d. January 6, 1894; 
and had issue : 

a. Franlcr Spencer, b. January 13, 1880. 

6. Orace-Mary, b. March 23, 1882. 

c. Burton, b. January 1, 1894. 

3. John-Ebenezer, b. September 15, 1855. 

4. George-Chalmers, b. February 9, 1858 ; m. Jennie 

Moon ; and had issue : 
a. Thomas-Chalmers, b. October 31, 1891. 
vi. Theodore, d. January 9, 1883, in St. Louis, Mo.; was twice 
married ; m., first, Mary Bryan, daughter of Judge 
Bryan, of Geneseo, N. Y.; and had issue : 
1. Bryan, b. April 6, 1852, at Selma, Mo., d. July 20, 
1883 ; m.. May 6, 1874, Jennie, T. Cole ; b. April 2, 
1852 ; dau. of Capt. George Cole, of Potosi, Mo.; 
and had issue : 
o. Theodm-e, b. October 29, 1875. 
&. Katharine-Peers, b. September 29, 1877. 
V. Oeorge-Cole, b. January 7, 1880. 

d. Bryan, b. December 25, 1881. 

He m., secondly, April 14, 1875, Virginia Hamilton, second 
dau. of Hon. Alexander Hamilton, of St. Louis, Mo., 
and Julia A. Keen, his wife, who was a dau. of Reynold 
Keen and Nancy Lawrence ; Alexander Hamilton was a 
son of Hugh and Sarah Hamilton, of Philadelphia, who 
entered upon his professional career when quite young, 

254 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in the west, and it was said of him that he brought his 
code of practice with him— attaining high rank as a 
lawyer and judge in Missouri. No issue. 
vii. Washington, d. unm. 

via. WilUam-M., b. August 8, 1820 ; d. September 25, 1893 ; m. 
Rachel Elvira Whitely, b. June 1, 1823, in Baltimore 
county, Maryland ; d. April 25, 1891, at Lancaster, Pa. 

Gen. Forster m., secondly, July 9, 1833, MARGARET Snod- 
GRASS Law; b. March 6, 1804; d. December 9, 1891 ; daughter 
of Benjamin I<aw, of Mifflin county, Pa., and widow of Rev. 
James H. Stuart,* a Presbyterian minister of the Kishacoquillas 
valley. They had issue : 

ix. Benjamin-Law, b. August 29, 1834 ; educated at Harrisburg 
Academy, Hartsville, Bucknell University, and at 
Yale College ; studied law under Herman Alricks, 
and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar January 
22, 1858. Mr. Forster m., June 8, 1864, Annie Bull 
Alricks, b. in 1838 ; d. April 26, 1888 ; and had issue : 

1. Caroline- Alricks, b. June 20, 1865 ; m. December 29, 

1891, William RoUison Duncan, of Wilmington, 
Del.; and had issue (surname Duncan): 

a. Margery-Alricks, b. October 30, 1892. 

b. HamiltonrAlrichs, b. May 12, 1895. 

2. John-Douglass, b. October 12, 1866 ; a civil engineer ; 

educated in Harrisburg Academy and Lehigh 
University ; has been employed on the Clinch 
Valley extension and Norfolk & Western rail- 
road, Pennsylvania railroad, and on the Second 
Corps Inter-Continental Railway on surveys from 
Quito, Ecuador, to Cusco, Peru, South America, 
a;. Orsan-Douglass, b. January 21, 1843 ; d. November 30, 1865; 
unm.; entered the military service as first sergeant 
mounted artillery in 1862 ; afterward commissioned as- 
sistant surgeon, Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry. 
xi. Margaret-Snodgrass, b. May 6, 1844; m., January 18, 1866, 
Edwin Vose Sumner, b. August 16, 1835, at Carlisle 
Barracks, Pa. ; in April, 1861, offered his services as 
first sergeant of the Clay Guards, of Washington, D. C; 
appointed August 5, 1861, at large, second lieutenant 
First Cavalry ; promoted first lieutenant November 12, 
1861, and captain September 23, 1863 ; served in the de- 

*They had one son, Dr. James H. Stuart, assistant surgeon U. S. 
N., who was lost on the " Porpoise," which went down in the China 

Son in ISfid 

Sea in 1854 

Family of Forster. 255 

fenses of Washington, 1861-6^ and in the Manasses and 
Peninsular campaign as an aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. 
George Stoneman ; participated in the closing opera- 
tions of the Maryland campaign ; was appointed an 
additional aide-de camp with the rank of major to date 
from May 19, 1868, serving until September, when he 
joined his regiment, and during winter of ] 863-64, was 
on the line of the Rapidan until after the battle of the 
Wilderness ; was wounded at the battle of Todd's Tav- 
ern ; returned to duty in July, 1864 ; appointed colonel 
of the First New York Mounted Rifles to date from 
September 8, 1864, and served with the army of the 
James until the close of the war, and mustered out of 
volunteer service November 29, 1865 ; was made a 
brevet major to date from March 13, 1865, for gallant 
and meritorious services, and a brevet brigadier gen- 
eral of volunteers in April, 1866 ; joined his company 
on the Pacific coast and served in the Modoc, Nez 
Perces, and Bannock wars ; promoted major of the Fifth 
Cavalry to date from March 4, 1879 ; lieutenant colonel 
Eighth Cavalry April 15, 1894, now colonel Seventh 
Cavalry ; and had issue (surname Sumner): 

1. Margaret- Forster. b. March 5, 1867 ; m., December 

14, 1887, John Miller Carson, Jr., first lieutenant 
Fifth Cavalry, U. S. A.; and had issue (surname 
Carson) : 
a. Margaret Sumner, b. January 14, 1890. 

2. Hannah, b. July 7, 1876. 

3. HdioinrVose, b. October 7, 1884. 

xii. Mlen-Butherford, b. November 19, 1846 ; m. George Conway 
Bent, b. July 11, 1844 ; and had issue (surname Bent): 

1. Mizabeth-Conway, b. May 21, 1874. 
xiii. Mary-Mizabeth, b. May 23, 1850: m., September 2, 1875, 
James Edward Cann, b. May 15, 1846, in Nova Scotia ; 
appointed from Pennsylvania assistant paymaster U. S. 
N., July 14, 1870 ; promoted to first assistant October 
22, 1878 ; was paymaster 1895 ; and had issue (surname 
Cann) : 

1. Barry-Bingay, b. September 3, 1876. 

VIII. Margaret Forster,' (Jolin,' John,^ b. circa, 1780, 
in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county. Pa.; d. 
January 16, 1835, in Mill Creek township, Erie county. Pa. 
She was twice married. She m., first, John McFarland, b. 
1777; d. circa, 1802. They had issue (surname McFarland): 

256 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V i- Catharine, b. July 25, 1798, in Lycoming county, Pa. ; m. 

David Love. 
U. John, b. February 13, 1800 ; d. September 2, 1881 ; m., first, 
Salome Atkinson, d. September 18, 1842, and had issue, 
Thomas, John, Archibald, William, Margaret, George, and 
Oeorgiana. He m., secondly. May 17, 1843, Augusta 
Atkinson, and had issue, Salome, Malcolm, Sarah-Atkin- 
son, and Frank-Monroe. 
Hi. Thomas. 

Mrs. McFarland m. secondly, Thomas Stewart, b. 1778 ; 
d. March 6, 1838, at Meadville, Pa. They had issue (surname 

iv. Eleanor. 

V. Archibald-Forster, b. December 25, 1805, at Erie, Pa.; d. 
August 27, 1867, at Meadville, Pa.; m., November 3, 
1842, Rebecca Rej nolds ; and had issue : 

1. Edward-Beynolds. 

2. Margaret- For ster, m. Hon. John H. Derby, of Sandy 

Hill, Washington county, N. Y.; and had issue 
(surname Derby): Archibald- Stewart, Anna-Louise, 
and John H. 

3. Mary-Catharine. 

4. Mar ia-Sey nolds, m. Hon. "William B. Rundle, of 

Denver, Col,, and had issue (surname Rundle): 
William- B., Mary- Stewart, and Alice- P. 

5. Archibald-Forster, m., at Meadville, Pa., Elizabeth 

Johnson ; and had issue : Louise, Henry-C, and 

6. George-Runyon. 

7. Juliet. 

vi. Eliza, m. Joseph Kelsey. 
vii. William, d. s. p. 
via. James, m. Elizabeth Stevens. 
ix. Charles-Wallace, m., June 22, 1837, Juliet Bell Baird, dau. of 
Jonathan and Lucinda Baird ; and had issue : 

1. Thomas-Baird, b. May 25, 1838 ; d. April 22, 1841. 

2. Lucy- Catharine, b. April 30, 1840; d. August 4, 

1885 ; m. Robert Taylor Shank ; and had issue 
(surname Shank): Sobert-Taylor, and Cliarles- 

3. Thomas-Heron-Barber, b. February 26, 1842 ; d. Oc- 

tober 6, 1860. 

4. Edward-Ellis, b. June 28, 1845 ; d. March 3, 1872. 

5. Bebecca-Beynolds, b. November 14, 1847 : d April 

17, 1867. 

Family of Forster. 257 

6. Eliza-Bell, b. October 2, 1849 ; d. November 20, 1879. 

7. Oeorgiana, b. February 5, 1852 ; d. August 31, 1853. 

8. Cliarles- Wallace, b. June 2, 1854; d. February 28, 

1892 ; m. Mary Josephine Houser ; and had issue : 
Marion- West, Juliet- Bell, Adelaide- Lucy, and 
George- Wallace. 

9. Alfred-Clark, b. March 29, 1856; d. Sept. 21, 1856. 

10. Joseph-Kdsey, b. September 7, 1857 ; resides at 

Warren, Pa. 

11. Carrie- Benton, b. Januarys, 1860; m., October 14, 

1890, Dudley Bemus ; and had issue (surname 
Bemus): Marion-Prendergast. 

12. Jennie-Forster, b. February 14, 1865 ; d. July 19, 1865. 

IX. William Forster,' (James,' John,') b. about 1757, 
in Londonderry township, Lancaster, now Dauphin county, 
Pa. ; d. in 1789 in Upper Paxtang township, Dauphin county, 
Pa..; he was a Revolutionary soldier in the Jersey campaign of 
1776, in Col. Burd's regiment of Lancaster county associators ; 
m., Novemberi, 1780, by Rev. John Elder, Margaret A yres, 
b. October 9, 1754; d. December 24, 1823 ; daughter of William 
A5nres and Mary Kean. They had issue : 

i. Mary, h. September 8, 1781 ; m., April, 1800, James Kirk. 
ii. William, b. March 21, 1784 ; d. July, 1829 ; m. Martha Coch- 
14. Hi. James, b. August 25, 1787 ; m. Margaret Ayres. 

Margaret Ayres Forster, m., secondly, Reuben Lockhart, of 
Middle Paxtang township, Dauphin county. Pa.; no issue. 

X. John Montgomery Forster,* (Thomas,^ John,^ John,') 
b. June 21, 1789, in Paxtang; d. September 21, 1858, at Har- 
risburg. Pa. He passed his youth partly at Harrisburg and 
partly at Erie, where his father removed about 1799. He 
studied law with his uncle, Samuel Laird, at Harrisburg, and 
was admitted to the bar of Dauphin county at May term, 18 14. 
He marched with the volunteers from this section of the State 
to Baltimore, in 18 14, and was elected or appointed brigade 
major of the brigade commanded by his uncle. General John 
Forster. After his return, he practiced law at Harrisburg, and 
was Deputy Attorney General for the counties of Dauphin 
and Lebanon, under the administration of Governor Hiester, 
Thomas Elder being Attorney General. Upon the occasion of 

258 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

General I^afayette's visit to Harrisburg, he commanded the 
military. He was president of the Branch Bank of Pennsyl- 
vania, at Harrisburg, until it was discontinued. He repre- 
sented this judicial district in the first Board of Revenue Com- 
missioners, convened in 1844, to equalize taxation between the 
several counties of the State, and was elected secretary of the 
board at the session of 1847 and 1850. In 1846 he was commis- 
sioned by Governor Shunk as president judge of the counties 
of Chester and Delaware, and served for several months in this 
capacity. Major Forster m. Jennette Wright, b. 1790, in 
Paterson, New Jersey; d. July 30, 1880, at Harrisburg, 
Penna., daughter of John Wright and Rose Chambers. They 
had issue : 

i. Thomas, b. December 21, 1819 ; d. January 31, 1858, at Har- 
M. James, b. 1823, at Harrisburg ; d. February 1, 1879, in New- 
York city. 

in. Weidman, b. September 4, 1825 ; d. May 27, 1894, at Mer- 
cersburg, Pa.; volunteered in the Cameron Guards to 
serve in Mexico December, 1846; appointed second 
lieutenant Eleventh U. S. Infantry, April 9, 1847 ; pro- 
moted to first lieutenant December 4, 1847 ; disbanded 
August 15, 1848 ; m. Mary Carroll ; and had issue : 
Carroll, and Margaret. 

iv. John-Montgomery, studied law with his father, and ad- 
mitted to the Dauphin county bar, April 24, 1850 ; in 
1873 appointed Insurance Commissioner of Pennsyl- 
vania, serving six terms, retiring in 1891 ; m. Sarah 
Elder ; and had issue : 

1. Bobert-Elder, m., September, 1892, Ella List ; and 

had issue, John-Montgomery. 

2. Jennette. 

XI. Thomas Forster," (Thomas,* John,'' John,^ b. Sep- 
tember 13, 1796, at Harrisburg, Penna.; d. October 17, 1864, 
at Westfield, N. Y. He m. Juliet M. Bei,i<, b. October 12,' 
1802, at Erie, Pa.; d. February 4, 1866, at Houghton, Mich.', 
dau. of Hon. William Bell. They had issue, b. at Erie, Penna.! 
i. John-Harris, b. May 29, 1822 ; d. June 15, 1894, at Houghton, 
Michigan ; m. Martha Mullet. 
ii. Sarah-Pettit, b. July 16, 1824 ; unm. 
Hi. Anna-M., b. October 7, 1826 ; d. March 26, 1893 ; unm. 

Family of Forst&r. 259 

it). William-Tkmnas. b. November 10, 1828; m. Abby Griswold, 
and had issue : 

1. William-Bell, b. August SO, 1858 ; resides at Taooma, 


2. Thomas- Qriswold, b. June 11, 1860. 
V. Tlieodore- Maurice, b. March 27, 1831. 

vi. Edvnn- Sumner, b. April 9, 1833, at Dunkirk, N. Y.; m. 
Mary E. Hays, of Erie, Pa.; and had issue : 
1. William-Hays, b. January 28, 1872. 

XII. Hannah Wickersham Forster,* (Thomas,' John," 
John,') b. January 31, 1804, at Erie, Pa.; d. December 9, 1880, 
at Charlottesville, Va.; m., March 31, 1822, Edwin VosE 
Sumner, b. January 30, 1797, at Boston, Mass.; d. March 21, 
1863, at Syracuse, N. Y., son of Elisha Sumner. He was 
educated at the Milton (Mass.) Academy, and entered the 
army in 1819 as second lieutenant of infantry. In 1833 was 
promoted captain of the Second Dragoons and in active service 
on the Western frontiers, where he distinguished himself as an 
Indian fighter. In 1838 he was placed in command of the 
School of Cavalry at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. In 1846 was pro- 
moted major, and in the Mexican war led the cavalry charge at 
Cerro Gordo, commanded the reserves at Contreras and Churu- 
busco, and at the head of the cavalry at Molino del Rey, 
checked the advance of 5,000 Mexican lancers. In 1850-51 
he was Governor of New Mexico. In 1855 promoted colonel 
of the First Cavalry and made a successful expedition against 
the Cheyennes. In March, 1861, he was promoted brigadier 
general, and in 1862 was in command of the First Corps Army 
of the Potomac. The same year he was appointed a major 
general for gallant services before Richmond, and led the 
Second Corps at the battle of Antietam, where he was 
wounded ; and at Fredericksburg commanded one of the three 
grand divisions of Burnside's army. At his own request, in 
1863, he was relieved, and being ordered to the Department of 
the Missouri, he was on his way thither when he died. They 
had issue (surname Sumner): 

i. Nancy, b. February 12, 1823, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.; 

m., at Port Atkinson, J. Leonidas Jenkins, U. S. A.; d. 

October 18, 1847, in Mexico, 
w. MargaretrForster, b. June 30, 1828, at Mackinac, Mich.; m.. 

260 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

at Carlisle, Pa., September 2, 1848, Eugene E. McLean, 
b. March 5, 1821, at "Washington, D. C; graduated from 
West Point, in 1842 ; rose to be captain assistant quar- 
termaster, August 29, 1855 ; resigned April 25, 1861, 
and entered the Confederate service, as colonel ; after 
the war a civil engineer. 
in. Sarah^Montgomery, b. December 15, 1831, at Sackett's Har- 
bor, N. Y.; m., May 14, 1850, William Walter Teall, b. 
April 23, 1818, at Manlius, Onondaga county, N. Y. ; re- 
side at Syracuse, N. Y. ; and had issue (surname Teall) : 

1. Oliver- Sumner, b. January 23, 1852; m., November 

28, 1882, Florence Sanford Wolcott Bissel ; and 
had issue : 
a. Boris-Wolcott-Bissell, b. September 20, 1889. 

2. Elizaheth-Eeron, b. April 7, 1854 ; m., June V, 1876, 

John Bradford Mclntyre ; and had issue (sur- 
name Mclntyre) : 

a. Mizabeth-Heron-Teall, b. March 24, 1877. 

6. Bradford, b. March 18, 1880. 

c. Elizabeth-McDonald, b. July 23, 1885. 

d. John- Bradford, b. February 23, 1890. 

3. Annah- Sumner, b. May 20, 1859 ; m., October 31, 

1883, Charles Herbert Halcomb ; and had issue 
(surname Halcomb) : 

a. Hannah-Mary, b. August 31, 1884. 

6. Charles-Herbert, b. March 19, 1886. 

c. Edith, b. May 27, 1889. 

d. Muriel (twin), b. May 27, 1889. 

e. William- Sumner- Teall, b. March 12, 1893. 

4. Margaret-McLean, b. February 25, 1863 ; m., De- 

cember 10, 1884, Charles George Kidd. 

5. Edwin-Sumner, b. January 16, 1867 ; d. June 

13, 1869. 

6. William- Sumner, b. March 26, 1870. 

iv. Mary-Heron, b. 1833 ; m. Armistead Lindsay Long, b. Sep- 
tember 3, 1827, in Campbell county, Va.; d. April 29, 
1891 ; graduated from U. S. military academy July l' 
1850 ; assigned to the Second Artillery and promoted 
firbt lieutenant July 1, 1854 ; resigned June 10, 1861, 
and entered the Confederate service as major ; was pro- 
moted colonel and secretary to Gen. Robert E. Lee in 
April, 1862, and brigadier general of artillery in Sep- 
tember, 1863, taking part in all of Gen. Lee's cam- 
paigns ; author of " Memoirs of Gen. Lee ;" and had issue 
(surname Long): 
1. Virginia- Sumner, m. Robert G. Brown, first lieu- 
tenant. Fourth Cavalry, U. S. A. 

Family of Forster. 261 

2. Sumner ; d. unm. 

3. Sugene-McLean ; a civil engineer. 

V. Edmin- Vose, b. August 16, 1835 ; m. Margaret Snodgrass 
Forster, (see vil). 

TO. Samuel- S.. entered the U. S. A. in 1861 ; at present lieu- 
tenant colonel Sixth Cavalry ; m. Fredericka Bennett. 

XIII. Margaret Wallace Forster,* (Thomas,' John,'' 
Jolin,') b. September lo, i8o6, at Erie, Pa.; lost in wreck of 
steamer " Brother Jonathan " on voyage from San Francisco, 
to Portland, Oregon, July 30, 1865; m. George Wright, b. 
1803, in Vermont ; graduated from West Point in 1822; pro- 
moted adjutant, January, 1831-6; captain, October 30, 1836; 
brevet major for meritorious conduct in the Florida war, 
March 15, 1842 ; brevet lieutenant colonel for gallantry at 
Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico, August 20, 1847 ; and 
brevet colonel for gallantry in command of the storming-party 
at Molino del Rey, September 8, 1847, in which he was 
wounded; major Fourth Infantry, January i, 1848; colonel 
Ninth Infantry, March 3, 1855 ; greatly distinguished in cam- 
paigns against the Indians of Washington Territory, 1856 and 
1858; brigadier general of volunteers, September 28, 1861, and 
commanded the Department of the Pacific from October, 1 86 1 , 
to July, 1864, and the district of California, 1864, to the time 
of his loss on board the " Brother Jonathan," July 30, 1865. 
They had issue (surname Wright): 

i. Thomas Forster, b. in Missouri ; educated at West Point ; 
served as artillery officer to General Walker in the 
Nicaragua expedition ; colonel of a California regiment 
during the Rebellion ; appointed to United States army 
by President Lincoln ; and was killed in action April 
26, 1872, in the Lava Beds in the Modoc war. 

a. John-Montgomery, resides at Louisville, Ky. ; educated at 
West Point, and served on the staff of Gen. Buell ; 
was adjutant general of that State ; was marshall of the 
Supreme Court of the United States. 

til Eliza, m. Captain Wesley Owens, U. S. A., d. August 11, 
1867 ; and had issue (surname Owens): 

1. MargaretrWright. 

2. Frank ; second lieutenant, Eighth Infantry, U. S. A. 

XIV. Jane Bell,* (Dorcas,' John,' John,') m. Samuel 

262 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hays, d. in Erie, Pa.; he was an early settler at Erie and 
quite prominent in public affairs. They had issue (surname 

i. William Bell, m. Caroline C. Kellog ; and had issue : 

1. Mary-E., m. Edwin Sumner Forster. 

2. Anna-C, m. Rinaldo R. Clemens ; and had issue 

(surname Clemens) : John-Eays, and Hays-Hutch- 
ii. John-Walker, m. Sarah Jackson, and had issue : 

1. Ida, m. Henry Clay McCormick ; and had issue 

(surname McCormick): Nellie, and John-Hays. 

2. Sarah, m. Hon. Henry Clay Bubb ; and had issue 

(surname Bubb): John Hays, Harry -Burrows, 
Hugh-Jackson, and Charles 
Hi. Jane, m., first, George Kellog ; and had issue (surname 

1. Catharine- W., m. Edward A. Reynolds, of Mead- 

ville, Pa ; and had issue (surname Reynolds): 
Effle, Mary, Catharine, Anna, Jane, Louise, Charles, 
Edward, George, Arthur, and Frank. 

2. Jane, m. Dr. Thomas B. Lashells, of Meadville, Pa.; 

and had issue (surname Lashells): 
a. Dr. Edward- J., m. Margaret Watson. 

3. Samuel Hays, m. and had Frank, and Lula. 

Mrs. Jane Hays Kellog, m , secondly, Samuel Torbut, and 
had issue (surname Torbut): 

4. Josephine, d. s. p. 

iv. Uatharine, m. Samuel Law ; and had issue (surname Law): 

1. Samuel. 

2. Stephen, m. Ella Kimball ; and had Catharine, and 


3. Catharine, m. Hon. Pearson Church, of Meadville, 

Pa.; and had issue (surname Church): Alice, and 
V. Maria, m. John Law ; and had issue (surname Law): Wil- 
liam, and Josephine. 

XV. James Forster,* (William,' James,' John,') b. August 
25, 1787, in Middle Paxtang, Dauphin county. Pa.; d. October 
4, 1840; m., April 6, 1812, his cousin, Margaret Ayres, dau. 
of John Ayres and Jane Lytic, b. February 25, 1793 ; d. Decem- 
ber 23, 1867; both buried in the old Dauphin graveyard, (see 
Ayres family). They had issue : 

i. Matilda, b. December 9, 1813 : d. March 24, 1829. 

Family of Forster. 2(33 

M. Miza, b. September 21, 1815; d. July 11, 1890, at Lock 
Haven, s. p.; m., April 14, 1869, Samuel F. Sigmund, of 
Clinton county, d. February 1, 1883. 
Hi. Maria, b. December 1, 1817 ; d. January 11, 1893, unm. 

iv. Eleanor, b. January 22, 1819 : d. April 4, 1832. 
V. William, b. January 21, 1821 ; d. May 24, 1862, s. p.; m., Feb- 
ruary 24, 1858, Sarab M. Irwin, of Dauphin. 

vi. Jam, b. August 20, 1823 ; d. April 29, 1835. 

vii. Margaret, b. October 29, 1825 ; d. June 22, 1878 ; m., June 10, 
1845, John Bickel Till, b. in Reading, August 10, 1825 ; 
d. in Dauphin, Jan. 13, 1851 ; and had issue (surname Till): 

1. Qeorge-Bickel, b. March 4, 1846 ; d. Dec. 23, 1887. 

2. James-Forster, b. August 15, 1848 ; m. Nancy Arte- 

misia Hall ; and had issue (surname Till), all b. at 
Lock Haven, Pa.: 

a. Jesse-Hall, b. November 23, 1870. 

h. Edwin- Welsh, b. May 1, 1872; m. Ida Jane 

c. John- Simpson, b. February 16, 1874; m. Catha- 

rine Helena Bently. 

d. Mary-Elizabeth, b. January 6, 1876. 

e. William-Forster, b. June 18, 1879. 

3. Elizabeth-S., b. December 9, 1850 ; m. 
via. James, b. August 31, 1828; d. in inf. 

ix. John-Ayres, b. November 17, 1830; m. March 17, 1864, Mary 

Jane Waream, of Lewistown, Pa.; and had issue. 
X. Mary-Malvina, b. November 26, 1834 ; m., June 12, 1870, 
Montgomery Bousch, of Williamsport, Pa. 

264 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. Richard Fulton,' b. in 1706, in I^ondonderry, Ireland; 
d. November, 1774, in Paxtang township, Lancaster, now Dau- 
phin county, Pa. He came to America in 1722, in com- 
pany with some relatives, and was among the earliest settlers 
in Paxtang. His farm was situated on the bank of the Sus- 
quehanna river, just below Harrisburg, a portion of it being now 
included in the limits of that city. His will was probated at 
Lancaster, November 11, 1774, of which his sons-in-law, Moses 
Wallace and Hugh Wilson, were the executors. The inven- 
tory of the estate, made by them on the 6th of December fol- 
lowing, gives the value of his plantation, ^i ,200, and that of his 
farming implements, etc. , ;^340 6s. 6d. , making a total oi /^i ,540 
6s. 6d. Richard Fulton married, in December, 1744, Isabel 
McChesney, or, as often written in early records, Chesney, the 
Mc being omitted. She was the daughter of William McChes- 
ney ; was born in 1714, and died April, 1779, in Paxtang, and, 
with her husband, buried in the old church graveyard there. 
They had issue : 

i. William, b. 1746 ; under certain conditions, his father left 
him, by his will, three hundred pounds. We have no 
further record of him. 
ii. Jean, b. 1748 ; d. May, 1786 ; m. Moses Wallace, (see Bobert 
Wallace record). 

2. Hi. Bichard, b. February 20, 1750 ; m. Mary Willson. 
8. iv. Isabel, b. 1753 ; m. Hugh Wilson. 

V. Grizzle, b. 1755 ; m. Alexander Wilson, (see Wilson record), 
vi. Joseph, b. 1759; d. January 28, 1787; m. January 25, 1780, 

by Rev. John Elder, Elizabeth ; and they had 


II. Richard Fulton,'' (Richard,^ b. February 20, 1750, 
in Paxtang township, Dauphin county. Pa.; d. 1806; m. 
Mary WillSON, b. 1760; d. November 23, 1815 ; daughter of 
Hugh Willson and Margaret McKnight, and, with her husband, 
interred in Paxtang churchyard. They had issue : 

4. i. Isabel, b. October 9, 1793; m. John BufBngton. 

Fulton of Paxtang. 265 

ii. John- William, b. July, 1795. 
Hi. Bichard, b. August 4, 179T ; d. February 28, 1851 ; m. Mary 

Ann Boal ; no issue. 
iv. Hayes, b. October 2, 1799 ; d. s. p. 
V. Mary-Willson, b. August 26, 1801 ; m. James Kelton, Esq., 

of Chester county, Penna; no issue. 

III. ISABEi, Fulton,' (Richard,^) b. 1753, in Paxtang town- 
ship, Lancaster county, Pa.; d. 1796, in Deny township, 
Dauphin county. Pa.; m. April 30, 1772, by Rev. John Elder, 
Hugh Wilson, b. September 24, 1743 ; d. April 20, 1796, in 
Deny township, Dauphin county. Pa.; buried in Derry church 
graveyard. They had issue (surname Wilson): 

5. i. Isabel, b. March 9, 1773 ; m. Henry Fulton. 

ii. Jean, b. 1775 ; d. 1823 ; m. William MoTeer, d. 1801 ; and 
had issue (surname McTeer): William, Jamss, Alice, m. 
William Ross, and Jane. 

Hi. Bichard, b. 1777 ; d. January, 1809. 

iv. Hugh, b. April 23, 1780 ; d. March 81, 1810 ; buried in Derry 
church graveyard. 

IV. Isabel Fulton,' (Richard,' Richard,^) b. October 9, 
1793, in Paxtang township, Dauphin county. Pa.; d. February 
12, 1826, in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried; m., January 9, 
1816, by Rev. James Buchanan, John Buffington, b. 1786 ; 
d. January 23, 1856, at Harrisburg, Pa.; son of Thomas Buf- 
fington and Elizabeth, his wife. They had issue (surname 

6. i. Mary-Hayes, b. November 3, 1816 ; m. Dr. John H. Fager. 

7. ii. Thomas-Wilson, b. December 9, 1819 ; m. Elizabeth Sydney 


8. Hi. ElizabethrS., b. May 21, 1822 ; m. James Clark. 

9. iv. Isabella-Fulton, b. November 20, 1824 ; m. A. Fleming Slay- 


V. Isabel Wilson,' (Isabel,' Richard,') b. March 9, 1773 ; 
d. August I, 1832, in Hanisburg, Pa.; m., 1788, Henry 
Fulton, b. 1768, in Cecil county, Md.; d. 1824, at Jefferson- 
ville, Ind.; was related to the first Richard Fulton, was a mer- 
chant, and resided at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue (sur- 
name Fulton): 

i. Jane-Ann, b. August 11, 1789 ; m. Neville B. Craig, (see 
Neville and Craig). 


266 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

10. a. Jefferson-Wilson, b. 1791 ; m. Susan Thompson. 
m. Hugh, b. 1793 ; d. s. p. 
iv. Eobert-Oalt (twin), b. 1793 ; d. October 24, 1824, at New 

Orleans, La. 
». George-Washington, b. 1795; d. December 12, 1818, at Hen- 
derson, Ky. 

VI. Mary Hayes Bufpington,* (Isabel,' Richard,'' Rich- 
ard,') b. November 3, 1816, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. there De- 
cember 4, 1893; m., March 29, 1836, by Rev. Mr. Gerry, John 
Henry Fager, b. March 31, 1806, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d., 
August 18, 1872, in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried. He 
received careful training and a good education ; read medicine 
with Dr. Martin Luther, one of the more prominent of the early 
physicians at Harrisburg, and attended medical lectures at the 
University of Pennsylvania. In 1829, he began the practice of 
his profession at Harrisburg, which he continued until his 
death, a period of forty-three years. In 1840, his attention 
being called to homoeopathy, the Doctor commenced the study 
of that theory, and afterwards adopted it in his practice. He 
was quite a successful physician, and enjoyed the confidence of 
the community. Apart from his professional life. Dr. Fager 
was a valued citizen. For thirty -three years he was a member 
of the school-board, during most of which period he was secre- 
tary or treasurer ; for several terms a member of the borough 
council, and for fifty years an active worker in the Sunday- 
school of the First Lutheran church. He had been previously 
married to Eliza Jones, b. 1810, d. Obtober 17, 1834, daughter 
of James and Mary Jones, and had Albert-J., who served as first 
lieutenant Company B, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and now an alderman of the 
city of Harrisburg. Mary Hayes Buffington and John H . Fager 
had issue, all born in Harrisburg, Pa. (surname Fager): 
i. Sarah-Cleckner, d. s. p. 
ii. John- Buffington, d. s. p. 

Hi. Charles-Buffington, b. 1841 ; was educated in the public 
schools of Harrisburg, read medicine with his father, 
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1864, 
and commenced the practice of his profession at Harris- 
bur ; was a medical cadet in the United States army in 
1862, and contract assistant surgeon in 1864 ; vaccine 

Fulton of Paxtang. 267 

physician of Harrisburg, 1866-67, and one of the founders 
of the Homoepathic Medical Society of Dauphin county 
in 1866; m., in 1866, Susan A. Hummel, daughter of 
Valentine Hummel, of Harrisburg, and had issue (sur- 
name Fager): 

1. Valentine-Hummel, b. December 17, 1866; a physi- 

cian ; m., April 5, 1895, Elizabeth Uhler. 

2. Charles-Buffington, b. September 4, 1869. 

3. John-Henry, b. October 26, 1877. 
V. Mla-HUzabeth. 

vi, Bella-Fulton. 

vii. Annie-Mary, m., April 19, 1894, Samuel Kunkel. 
via. John-Henry, a physician, m., April 29, 1880, Alice West- 
brook, and had issue (surname Fager); 

1. Lucy, b. June 26, 1881. 

2. Paul, b. June 22, 1884. 

VII. Thomas Wilson Buffington,* (Isabel," Richard," 
Richard,') b. December 9, 1819; d. January 10, 1895; was for 
many years ticket-agent for the Philadelphia and Reading Rail- 
road company at Harrisburg. Hem., October 8, 1843, by Rev. 
A. Atwood, Elizabeth Sydney Chayne. They had issue 
(suaname BufiSngton): 

i. Elizdbeth-Chayne, d. s. p. 
ii. John-Buffington, d. s. p. 
Hi. Mary-Keltin, d. s. p. 

iv. Henry- Augustus, m. Nettie Thomas, and had issue : 
1. BobertrThomas, b. December 8, 1886. 

V. William-Urie. 
vi. MariorMytinger, d. s. p. 

VIII. Elizabeth S. Buffington,' (Isabel,' Richard,' Rich- 
ard,') b. May 21, 1822; m., October 23, 1845, James Clark, 
b. February 9, 1818, in Dauphin county. Pa.; d. March 23, 
1851, in Huntingdon, Pa. He learned printing in Harrisburg 
with his elder brother, Samuel H. Clark. In August, 1845, 
he removed to Huntingdon, Pa., and became the editor of the 
Journal, continuing as such until his death. Governor John- 
ston appointed him, January 11, 1849, an aid-de-camp on his 
Staff, with the rank of lieutenant colonel. As a political jour- 
nalist, Mr. Clark had few equals in the State. He left issue 
(surname Clark): 

i. Isabel Fulton, d. s. p. 

268 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

iu Mary-Martin, m. Rev. J. Spangler Kieffer, a minister of 
the Reformed Church, residing at Hagerstown, Md., 
and had issue (surname Kieffer) : Elizabeth-Bufflngton, 
John-Brainard, James- Clark, Meanor- Spangler, Henri- 
Grandlenard, Paul, and Sichard-Fulton. 
Hi. Sydney- Buffington, m. William N. Knisely, and had issue 
(surname Knisely) : Elizabeth- Clark. 

IX. ISABBLLA Fulton Buffington/ (Isabel,' Richard/ 
Richard/) b. November 20, 1824; d. May 21, 1885, at the 
Gap lyancaster county, Pa. She was a woman much loved 
and respected, and a consistent member of, the Presbyterian 
church at Bellevue ; m., September 5, 1850, A. Fleming 
Slaymaker, b. March 7, 1823. They had issue (surname 
Slaymaker) : 

i. Sophia- Elizabeth, b. June 13, 1851 ; m., November 26, 1872, 
Dr. David F. Unger, b. September 28, 1843, and had issue 
(surname Unger): 

1. John- Buffington, b January 19, 1874. 

2. Frederick-Fleming, b. February 14, 1876. 

3. Henry-Slaymaker, b. November 9, 1877. 

4. Oswald- Josephus, b. January 22, 1879. 

5. Isabel-Fulton, b. August 7, 1883. 

a. Thomas- Buffington, b. January 26, 1853 ; d. January 13, 1857. 
Hi. Bebecca-Cochran, b. March 2, 1858. 
iv. Henry-Fleming, b. August 28, 1863. 

X. JEFFFRSON Wii<SON FulTON,* (Isabel' [ Wilson'], Isabel,' 
Richard.O b. 1791, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. December 23, 1826, 
in Allegheny city, Pa.; was twice married; m., first, Susan 
Thompson, of Jeffersonville, Ind., d. December 8, 1825. They 
had issue : 

i. Susan-Thompson, d. 1879 ; m. Augustus F. Washington, of 
Pittsburg ; and had issue (surname Washington) : Her- 
bert, and Elizabeth. 

Mr. Fulton m., secondly, Ann Decatur I,ee, of Maysville, 
Ky. No issue : 

Galbraith of Donegal. 269 


1. The family of Galbraith is of the remotest antiquity — 
the name being derived from the Celtic. It was in the parish 
of Baldunoch, county Stirling, that the Galbraiths of Baldu- 
noch, chiefs of the name, had their residence. In Frazer's sta- 
tistical account of the inhabitants of the Isle of Gigha, the fol- 
lowing occurs : " The majority of them are of the names of 
Galbraith and McNeill, the former reckoned the more ancient. 
The Galbraiths in the Gaelic language are called Breatannieh, 
that is Britons, or the children of the Briton, and were once 
reckoned a great name in Scotland according to the following 
lines translated from the Gaelic : 

"Galbraiths from the Red Tower, 
Noblest of Scottish surnames." 

The first of the name of whom we have any mention is 
John Galbraith,' who was the father of the following. He 
probably died before the emigration of his sons from Ireland 
to America : 

2. i. James, b. 1666 ; m. Rebecca Chambers. 

n. John, m. and left issue, but further than this fact we have 
no knowledge. After his arrival in America he re- 
mained several years in Philadelphia. Some of his 
children settled west of the Susquehanna, in now York 
or Adams county, and their descendants emigrated to 

II. James Galbraith,' son of John Galbraith,' of Scotch 
parentage, was bom, in i666, in the north of Ireland, from 
whence he emigrated about the year 1718, settling in Cones- 
toga, afterwards Donegal township, then Chester county. Prov- 
ince of Penna. He was one of the founders of old Derry 
church, a man of prominence, and the head of a remarkable 
family. He died August 23, 1744, and is buried in the old 
graveyard at Derry. His wife was Rbbecca Chambers, 
daughter of Arthur Chambers. Of his children, we have the 
following : 

270 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 
3. i. John, b. 1690 ; m. Janet . 

4. a. Andrew, b. 1692 : m. and left issue. 

5. Hi. James, b. 1703 ; m. Elizabeth. Bertram. 

iv. Ekanor, m. February 27, 1735, Patrick McKinley, and had 

issue (surname McKinley) : John, Joseph, and Janet. 
V. Isabel, m. October 21, 1735, Alexander [McMillan]. 

w. Bebecca, d. in 1748 ; m. Stewart, and had issue (sur- 
name Stewart) : Charles, Robert, William, Frances, and 

III. John Galbraith,' (James, ^ John,') b. about 1690, in 
Ireland ; d. October, 1753, in Donegal township, Lancaster 
county, Pa.; settled along Donegal Meeting- House run, about 
one and three-fourths miles below his brother, Andrew, in 
1718 ; was a miller by trade, and built a grist and saw-mill in 
1721, at the run along the "great road," which, very likely 
branched from the Paxtang and Conestoga road some miles 
east of Mount Joy, and extended through the Scotch-Irish set- 
tlement to the Conoy Indian town ; he also kept an ' ' ordi- 
nary;" was elected sheriff of the county of Lancaster in 1731 ; 
and was a member of the first jury drawn in that county. He 
married Janet , b. about 1693, and they had issue : 

i. John, b. circa, 1714 ; d. 1768 ; was a celebrated Indian trader 
and a man of mark on the frontiers. He m. Dorcas 
[Smith], and they had issue among others : 

1. Elizabeth, m. Robert Spear. 

2. Mary, m. Cook. 

3. Janet, m. James Work. 

4. Barbara, m. Allison. 

5. Isabella, d. prior to her father ; m., 1764, Capt. Wil- 

liam Patterson, and had one child, Galbraith 


6. ii. Bobert, b. 1716; m. Rebecca . 

Hi. Elizabeth, 
iv. Margaret. 
V. Bebecca. 
vi. Eleanor. 

IV. Andrew Galbraith,' (James,' John,') b. about 1692, 
in the North of Ireland ; came to America with his father, and 
settled along the run which has its source at Donegal meeting 
house, now Lancaster county, Pa., in the year 1718. Upon 
the organization of the county of Lancaster, he was appointed 
the first coroner, afterwards, in 1730, one of the justices of the 

Galbraith of Donegal. 271 

Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, a position he held 
six years. In 1732 he and his neighbor, John Wright, were 
candidates for the General Assembly. At that time none but 
freeholders were allowed to vote, and the only polling place 
was the town of Lancaster, where all voters were obliged to 
go. Mr. Galbraith took no active part in the canvass himself, 
but his wife mounted her favorite mare, Nelly, and rode out 
through the Scotch-Irish settlement, and persuaded them to go 
with her to the county town. She appeared at the court-house 
leading a procession of mounted men, whom she halted and 
addressed. The effect was that her husband was triumphantly 
elected. After his first election he seems to have had no op- 
position. He look out a patent for two hundred and twelve 
and one half acres. May 2, 1737 ; and was one of the first rul- 
ing elders of old Donegal church ; appointed a justice of the 
peace in 1730, a position he held until 1747, when he removed 
west of the Susquehanna ; he served several years in the Pro- 
vincial Assembly, and was one of the most prominent of the 
pioneer settlers — a safe and trustworthy officer. After the year 
1746, when he disposed of his farm, very little is recorded con- 
cerning him. Of his children we have only the following : 

7. i. John, b. 1717 ; m. Jennett McCullough. 

ii. Arthur, on the 22d of September, 1766, took up two hun- 
dred and fifty acres of land on Shaver's creek. 
Hi. Robert, d. prior to 1768 ; m. and left Ann, aged sixteen 

V. James Galbraith,' (James,' John,^) b. 1703, in the 
north of Ireland ; d. June 11, 1786, in East Pennsboro' town- 
ship, Cumberland county. Pa.; buried in Derry church grave- 
yard. He took up a tract in now Derry township, Dauphin 
county, on Spring creek not far from the church glebe, the 
warrant therefor being granted him the 13th of March, 1737. 
He became a man of note on the firontiers, and the early pro- 
vincial records of Pennsylvania contain frequent reference to 
him; was elected sherifi"of the county in October, 1742; for 
many years was one of the justices for the county of Lancaster, 
and served as an officer during the Indian wars of 1755-1763- 
Towards the Revolutionary period he removed to Cumberland 
county. He married, April 6, 1734, in Christ church, Phila- 

272 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

delphia, Elizabeth Bertram, b. 1718, in Newcastle-on-Tyne; 
d. February 2, 1799, in Kast Pennsboro' township, Cumberland 
county. Pa.; daughter of Rev. William Bertram;* she was a 
woman of rare accomplishments and excellence; buried in 
Derry churchyard. They had issue : 

i. William, b. 1736 ; nothing further is known of him. 

8. ii. Bertram, b. September 24, 1738 ; m., first, Ann Scott ; sec- 

ondly, Henrietta Huling. 

Hi. Bolert, b. 1740 ; d. January, 1804, in Huntingdon county, 
Pa.; was commissioned president judge of the county, 
November 28, 1787. 

iv. Dorcas, b. 1744 ; m. John Buchanan ; and had issue (sur- 
name Buchanan) : James-Galbraith. 
V. Thomas, b. 1746. 

9. vi. John, b. 1748 ; m., and left issue. 

10. vii. Andrew, b. 1750 ; m. Barbara . 

11. viii. Mizabeth, b. 1768 ; m. Charles Torrance. 

VI. Robert Galbraith,* (John,' James,' John,^) b. about 
17 16, in the north of Ireland ; d. March 8, 1748, in Donegal 

township, I^ancaster county. Pa. ; m. Rebecca . 

They had issue : 

12. i. John, b. 1739 ; m. Mary McCormick. 

13. ii. Sebecca, b. 1742 ; m. Ephraim Blaine. 

Mrs. Rebecca Galbraith, subsequently married Captain John 
Byers, son of David Byers, of Donegal ; who afterwards re- 
moved to Cumberland county, Pa. ; he was an officer in 
the French and Indian wars, and a man of prominence in pro- 
vincial days. 

* William Bertram was born, February 2, 1674, in the city of 
Edinburg, Scotland. He received his education in the university of 
his native place, studied for the ministry, and was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Bangor, Ireland, who gave him " ample testimonials of 
his ordination, ministerial q\ialifications, and regular Christian con- 
versation." He married about 1706, Jane Gillespie, the widow of 
Angus McClain, and their children were, John, first, second and 
third, who d. in infancy ; Phebe, d. at age of seventeen, and Mizabeth, 
m. James Galbraith. During one of those periodical political excite- 
ments in the British Isles, the son disappeared, and his parents, 
under the impression he had come to America, determined, if possi- 
ble, to ascertain his whereabouts, and came to Pennsylvania about 
the year 1730. Failing in their search, they decided to remain in this 

Qalhraith of Donegal. 273 

VII. John Galbraith,* (Andrew,' James,'' John,') b. about 
1717, in Donegal township, I,ancaster county. Pa.; d. Jan- 
uary 20, 1757, in Cumberland county. Pa., and was buried in 
Silvers Spring churchyard ; m., April 23, 1742, Jennett Mc- 
Cdi<lough. They had issue : 

14. i. James, b. 1743 , m. Martha McClellan. 
ii. Jennett, b. 1745. 

Hi. Sarah, b. 1747. 

15. iv. Bobert, b. 1748 ; m, Mary . 

VIII. Bertram Galbraith,* (James,' James," John,') b. 
September 24, 1738, in Derry township, lYancaster, now 
Dauphin county, Pa.; d. March 9, 1804, in Cumberland 
county, Pa., while on a visit to his brother, Andrew ; buried 
in Donegal church graveyard. He received the best education 
the schools of that day afforded, and studied surveying, a pro- 
fession he followed many years. During the French and In- 
dian wars. Colonel Galbraith served as an officer in a company 
of rangers formed for the protection of the frontiers. From 
1760 to 1775, acting in his professional capacity, he surveyed 
the greater portion of the lands located in the present counties 

country, and the following year we find the Rev. Mr. Bertram unani- 
mously received by Donegal Presbytery, which he joined. At the 
same time George Benick presented him an invitation to settle 
at Paxtang and Derry, which he accepted. He was installed Novem- 
ber 17, 1732, at the meeting-house on Swatara. The congregations 
then appointed representatives, who executed to Bertram the right 
and title to the "Indian town tract," situated in Hanover township, 
on the north side of the Swatara, containing three hundred and fifty 
acres. On the settlement of Rev. Bertram the congregation in 
Swatara took the name of Derry, and the upper congregation, on 
Spring creek, was styled Paxtang. In 1735, Mr. Bertram complained 
of the " intolerable burden " he was under with the two congrega- 
tions, and September 18, 1736, he was released from the care of Pax- 
tang. The Rev. William Bertram died on the 2d of May, 1746, aged 
seventy-two, and his remains are interred in Derry church grave- 
yard, his wife dying prior thereto. He was a faithful minister of the 
gospel. It may be stated that, through his marriage with Miss Gil- 
lespie , his descendants became heirs to a handsome estate in Edin- 
burg. Efforts were made to secure this, but the difficulties inherent 
upon proving descent, we presume, have been the means of keeping 
the rightful parties from enjoying this patrimony. 

274 Pennsylvania Genealogies 

of Dauphin, Perry, and Juniata. He was a member of the 
provincial convention of January 23, 1775 ; delegate to the 
provincial conference of June 18, 1776, and member of the 
Constitutional convention of July 15, 1776. During that year 
was elected colonel of one of the Lancaster battalions of asso- 
ciators, and on duty in the Jerseys during the greater portion 
of that year, serving also as a member of the Assembly 1776- 
1777. On June 3, 1777, he was appointed county lieutenant ; 
November 8, one of the commissioners to collect clothing for 
the army ; and December 16, appointed by the Assembly to 
take subscriptions for the Continental loan. He acted as one 
of the commissioners which met at New Haven, Conn., No- 
vember 22, 1777, to regulate the prices of commodities in the 
States. After four years of excessive , and exhaustive labor, 
Colonel Galbraith was compelled to resign the office of county 
lieutenant, but remained in service as an officer of the militia 
until the restoration of peace. In 1789, he was appointed one 
of the commissioners to view the Juniata and Susquehanna, 
and mark the places where locks or canals were necessary to 
render these streams navigable. He was appointed deputy 
surveyor November 4, 1791, and, while acting as such, took 
up large tracts in Lykens Valley, but, dying before patents 
were issued to him, his heirs lost them all in the numberless 
litigations which ensued. Colonel Galbraith was twice mar- 
ried ; m., first, March 30, 1759, Ann Scott, b. December 26, 
1741 ; d. June 29, 1793 ; daughter of Josiah Scott, of Done- 
gal. They had issue : 

i. Josiah, m. and had two sons, one of whom, Bertram, m. 
his cousin, Mary, and settled in Milton, Pa.; they also 
had two sons ; Josiah's family, except Bertram's son, 
William, went to the West at an early day, and there is 
no record of any, save that the younger son was engaged 
in the Indian war in Minnesota in 1862. 
ii. Samuel-Scott, studied medicine ; assisted in laying out the 
town of Bainbridge ; was twice married; m., first, Mar- 
garet ; b. 1772; d. April 29, 1801, s. p.; he m., 

secondly, Juliet Buchanan, b. 1774; d. April 1, 1813: 
dau. of John Buchanan and Dorcas Galbraith (see v.) ; 
and had issue : 

1. Julietta, b. April 1, 1803 ; m., Sept 28, 1820, 

Leeper ; and had issue (surname Leeper): 

Oalbraith of Donegal. 275 

o. William-Edward, b. November 23, 1822 ; d. 

February 8, 1828. 
6. Elizabeth-Heron, b. August 16, 1825. 

c. Bertram Oalbraith, b. May 80, 1827 ; d. No- 

vember 16, 1870, at Carson's Landing, 
Miss. ; m. Hannah Elizabeth McCarrell. 

d. Edward-Shippen, b. November 21, 1830; d. 

May, 1863, at Louisville, Ky. 

e. Joseph-McCarrell, b. June 6, 1835 ; m. Mary 

Garrison Decker. 
/. Jidiet-Abby, b. September 8, 1839 ; m. David 
Kuhn, of Norwalk, O. 

2. Bertram, a physician; m., first. Miss Riegart, of 

Lancaster; m., secondly. Miss Lehman, of same 

3. James. 

16. Hi. Elizabeth, m. Dr. Lecky Murray. 
iv. Mary, d. s. p. 

V. Henrietta, d. prior to 1804 ; m. David Cook, and had issue 

(surname Cook): Bertram, d. s. p , and Mary- Ann, m. 

Henry Carpenter, who left issue (surname Carpenter) ; 

James Cook, Dr. Henry, Maria-LovAsa, and Isaac-A. 

vi. Jean, b. 1772 ; d. January 13, 1842 ; m. David Elder, (see 

Elder record). 
vii. Anri, m. Thomas Bay ley ; b. January 6, 1762 ; d. February 

9, 1807 ; son of John Bayley, of Donegal ; no issue. 
iiiii. James, m., April 6, 1810, Rosetta Work, daughter of 
Joseph Work, of Donegal ; they lived on the island in 
the Susquehanna, opposite the village of Bainbridge ; 
there was issue : 

1. Sarah-Work, d. unm. 

2. Julia, d. unm. 

3. Mary, m. her cousin, Bertram Galbraith, of Mil- 

ton, Pa. 

4. Annetia, m. a physician ; no issue. 

5. Work, went to Ohio when a lad, and d. there at 

the age of twenty-one. 
ix. WilliamrBertram, b. October 19, 1779; d. November 24, 
1835 ; m. Sarah Hays, b. December 11, 1774 ; d. July 11, 
1839 ; daughter of John and Eleanor Elder Hays. 

Colonel Galbraith m., secondly, February 15, 1798, Henri- 
etta HuLiNG, of Isle Ben venue. They had issue : 

X. Sarah, m. Samuel Morris, of Philadelphia ; and had issue 
(surname Morris): Henrietta, Elizabeth, Sarah, Samuel, 
and Bichard. 
17. xi. Bertram-Oillespie, b. May 9, 1804 ; m. Eliza Eager Bell. 

276 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

After Colonel Galbraith's death, his widow married George 
Green, of Easton, Pa. They had issue (surname Green): 
Charles, d. unm.; George, of Princeton, N. J., and Henrietta, 
of Easton, Pa. 

IX. John Galbraith,* (James,' James,' John,') b. about 
1748 ; served in the War of the Revolution ; was taken prisoner 
at the battle of Long Island, and suflFered great hardships while 
in captivity ; after the close of the war, he resided some time 
in Huntingdon county, from whence he removed to Butler 
county, Pa., about 1798, and where he remained until his 
death. Of his children, we have the following : 

i. Alexander, m. and left issue in Butler county, Pa. 
a. James, became a physician of prominence. 

18. Hi. John, b. 1794 ; m. Amy Ayres. 

X. Andrew Galbraith,* (James,' James,'' John,') b. 
about 1750, in Derry township, Lancaster county. Pa.; d. 
March 7, 1806, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland 
county, Pa.; commissioned major of the Cumberland County 
battalion of foot, September 10, 1776; and in active service. 

He m., in 1780, Barbara , b. in Donegal township, 

Lancaster county, Pa.; d. November 7, 1832. They had issue: 

i. Jean, b. 1780 ; d. 1863 ; m., in 1799, John Matthew Miller ; 
and had issue (surname Miller) : 

1. Andrew, b. September 18, 1801 ; d. September 30, 

1874 ; was a judge of the U. S. courts thirty-five 

2. Catharine, m. Daniel M. Smyser. 

3. Jane, m. James Cooper, U. S. Senator. 

4. Elizabeth, m. Godlove S. Orth. 
H. James, b. 1782 ; d. 1803. 

Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1784 ; d. April 18, 1818 ; m. Dr. Thomas Kelso ; 
and had issue (surname Kelso): Mary, m. Isaac Cruse, 
and Charles. 

19. iv. Julianna, b. 1786 ; m. William McNeill Irvine. 

0. Mary [Molly], b. 1788 ; d. 1861 ; m. Michael Ege ; and had 
issue (surname Ege): Michael, and Henrietta, m. Fred- 
erick Watts, of Carlisle. 

20. vi. Sarah-W. [Sally], b. January 25, 1791 ; m. John Bannister 

vii. Barbara, b. 1793 ; d. 1871 ; m. Charles P. Gordon ; and had 

issue (surname Gordon): Andrew, Mary, m. 

Flournoy, Virginia, m. Dr. Abercrombie, and Sarah, m. 

Galbraith of Donegal. 277 

via. Andrew, b. 1795 ; d. 1798. 
ix. Boreas, b. 1798 ; d. February 28, 1808. 
a;. Ann, b. 1801 ; d. 1868 ; m., August 29, 1826, Charles Hall, b. 
1796 ; d. 1835 ; and had issue (surname Hall): 

1. George-D. 

2. Charles- Galbraith. 

8. AnnorB., m. Capt. James S. Colwell ; k. at An- 
tietam; and had issue (surname Colwell): John, 
Lieut. U. S. N.; James, Mary-Hall, and Anna. 

4. John-Bannister. 

5. Mary, m. Dr. Stevens G. Cowdrey, U. S. A. 

XI. EwzABETH Galbraith,* (James,* James,^ John,'} b. 
1758, in Derry township, Lancaster county. Pa.; d. May 24, 
1829, in Baltimore, Md, She was a remarkably handsome 
woman, distinguished for her charm and grace of manner, and 
in her early years was the leader of society in her adopted 
home; and yet withal a consistent Christian and of great 
charity. She m., in 1777, Charles Torrance, b. 1745, in 
the parish of Clogher, county Tyrone, Ireland; d. July 23, 
1822, in the city of Baltimore, and with his wife buried in the 
family vault in Westminster Presbyterian churchyard, that 
city. He came to America prior to the commencement of the 
struggle for independence. He resided at first in the city of 
Philadelphia and about 1780 removed to Baltimore, where for 
many years he was a distinguished merchant. At his death 
he left a large estate. They left issue (surname Torrance): 

i. Elizabeth, b. July 11, 1778 ; d. Novembei- 7, 1848 ; m., De- 
cember 19, 1799, Alexander Mitchell, b. December 20, 
1776 ; d. November 20, 1859 ; and had issue (surname 

1. Eliza- Maitland. 

2. Charks- Jeffrey. 

3. Alexander. 

4. Stephenr Walker. 

5. Jane- Ann. 

6. Margaretta. 

7. WilUam-Maitland. 

8. George-Torrance. 

9. Maria-Ohamberlain. 

10. Edmund. 

11. Laura. 

12. Patrick-Henry. 

278 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ii. James, b. July 26, 1780 : d. inf. 

iii. Ann, b. February 23, 1782 ; d. January 28, 1850 ; m., 1805, 
Andrew Clopper, b. September 18, 1771; d. June 23, 
1824 ; and had issue (surname Clopper): 

1. Elizabeth. 

2. Cornelius. 

3. Charles- Torrance. 

4. Benjamin-May. 

5. Bacliel. 

6. Ann. 

7. Andrew. 

8. George- Washington. 

9. Amelia. 

10. WilUam-Lorman. 

iv. Dorcas, b. November 24, 1783 ; d. December 2, 1848 ; unm. 

V. Mary, b. October 16, 1785 ; d. January 14, 1865 ; unm. 

vi. Charles, b. April 20, 1788 ; d. September 22, 1847 ; unm. 

vii. George, b. January 9, 1790 ; d. November 27, 1848 ; m., June 
30, 1829, Eleanor Pulford, dau. of William Fulford, 
Esq., and Mary Frances Patterson, b. 1812 ; d. April 26, 
1876 ; and had issue : 

1. Mizabeth-Galbraith, m. Charles Galbraith Hall, and 

had issue (surname Hall): 

a. Anna- Galbraith. 

b. George- Duffield. 

c. Charles- Galbraith, Jr. 

d. Mizabeth-G. 

2. William-Henry. 

3. Mary-Frances. 

4. Eleanor-Fulford, m. James A. Conner. 

5. Georgiana. 

6. Louisa- Victoria, m. John S. Moody. 

7. Georgiana, Sd. 

via. Harriet, b. May 24, 1791; d. inf. 
MJ. James, b. May 11, 1793 ; d. unm. 

a;. John, b. November 24, 1794 ; d. March 14, 1832 ; m,, June 19, 
1880, Rebecca Abbott ; and had issue : 
1. Charles-A., b. March 10, 1831; d. February 24, 
1879 ; unm. 
xi. Louisa, b. May 15, 1797 ; d. May 5, 1878 ; unm. 

XII. John Galbraith,* (Robert,* John,' James,' John,') 
b. about 1739, in Donegal township, Lancaster county. Pa.; d. 
prior to 1803, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland 
county, Pa.; served in the Revolutionary war, and was taken 

Galbraith of Donegal. 279 

prisoner at the battle of I<ong Island ; m. Mary McCormick. 
They had issue : 

I. Thomas, 
ii. James-McCormick. 
Hi. John, m. and left issue. 
iv. Ulizaheth, m. Patrick Hays. 

I'. Dorcas, 
vi. Bobert, d. March, 1787 ; m. and left issue: 

1. Saviuel, m., February 27, 1789, Mary Decker. 

2. James. 

3. John. 

4. William. 

5. Elizahetk. 

6. Mary, 
vii. Agnes. 

mil. Mary, 
ix. William-Bertram. 

XIII. Rebecca Galbraith,^ (Robert,* John,' James,' 
John,^) b. 1747, in Donegal township, Lancaster county. Pa.; 
d. about 1780, in Middleton township, Cumberland county, Pa.; 
m., June 26, 1765, Ephraim Blaine, b. May 26, 1741, in the 
north of Ireland ; d. February 16, 1804, in Middleton township, 
Cumberland county, Pa.; son of James and Elizabeth Blaine. 
The elder Blaine, born of Scotch ancestry, came with his family 
from the north of Ireland, in the vicinity of Londonderry, 
to America prior to 1745, and settled in Toboyne township, 
Cumberland county. Pa . He took up a large tract of land on the 
south side of the Juniata river, as did each of his children a 
few years later. He became an iniluential man on the then 
frontiers of the Province, and was quite prominent in affairs 
during the French and Indian wars, as well towards the close 
of his life in the struggle for independence. He died at his 
residence in Toboyne township, in July,. 1792, well advanced 
in years, leaving a wife, Elizabeth, and nine children. The 
eldest of these was Ephraim, who received a classical educa- 
tion at the school of the Rev. Dr. Alison, in Chester county, 
and was recommended by him for an ensigncy in the provin- 
cial service as being "a gentleman of good family." He was 
appointed commissary sergeant, and, during the Bouquet expe- 
dition to the westward in 1763, was connected with the Second 

280 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Provincial Regiment. From 177 1 to 1773 he served as sheriff 
of Cumberland county. At the outset of the Revolutionary- 
struggle he entered heartily into the contest and assisted in 
raising a battalion of associators, of which he was commissioned 
lieutenant colonel, holding the position until his appointment, 
by the Supreme Executive Council, as county lieutenant of 
Cumberland, April 5, 1777. This oflSce he resigned in August 
following, when he entered the commissary department in the 
Continental establishment. He was commissioned commissary 
general of purchases, February 19, 1778, a position he held over 
three years, including one of the most trying periods of the 
war — the cantonment at Valley Forge. He was a man of large 
fortune, and the record shows that, during that long and severe 
winter, with the aid of personal friends, he made an advance 
of $600,000 for the use of the patriot army. Millions of dol- 
lars passed through his hands without a suspicion of his purity 
and disinterestedness. Owing to his personal sacrifices, how- 
ever. Col. Blaine's estate became impaired, although his 
fortune remained ample. While in the service he enjoyed the 
confidence of Washington and his fellow officers. It was at 
his home that the first president remained during his week's 
stay at Carlisle when on the so-called Whiskey Insurrection of 
1794. Subsequently Col. Blaine retired to his farm in Middle- 
ton township, Cumberland county, where he closed his emi- 
nently patriotic and honorable career in his sixty-third year. He 
was twice married — his second wife being Sarah E. Duncan, 
widow of John Duncan, of Carlisle, and daughter of Col. Samuel 
Postlethwaite, and they had one son, Ephraim, who d. s. p. By 
first wife, Rebecca Galbraith, there was issue six children, of 
whom we have only the following (surname Blaine): 

i. James, d. 1832 ; m., first, Jean ; secondly, Margaret 

Lyon, (see Lyon record), 
a. Eobert, d. January, 1826 ; m. Anna Susanna Metzgar, and 

had issue (surname Blaine j: 

1. Bebecca, m. Rev. Jeremiah Chamberlain, D. D. 

2. Anna- Susanna, m. Samuel Alexander. 

3. Ephraim- Metzgar. 

4. Eleanor, b. 1789; d. January 9, 1839; m., first, Dr. 

Levi Wheaton, b. September 6, 1796 ; d. Septem- 
ber 24, 1824, and had issue (surname "Wheaton): 

Galhraith of Dotiegal. 281 

EUen-Blaine, d. s. p., and Mary-Blaine, d. s. p.; m., 
secondly, John Hays, b. 1794 ; d. April 29, 1854, 
and had issue (surname Hays): Bobert, d. s. p., 
John, m. Jenny Smead, and Mary-Blaine, m. Rich- 
ard MuUikin. 

5. Mary. 

6. James, d. s. p. 

iii. David, d. December, 1804 ; m. Isabel Hill, and had issue, 
among others {surname Blaine): 

1. Bobert, m. and had Jolin, David, and William. 

2. Ephraim. 

XIV. James Galbraith,' (John,* Andrew,' James,' John,') 
b. about 1741 ; d. prior to 1790 ; was county lieutenant of Cum- 
berland county in 1777 ; a soldier of the Pennsylvania Line in 
tlie Revolution; in 1783, resided in "Washington borough, 
near Carlisle;" m. Maktha McClellan, daughter of John 
McClellan,* of Donegal. They had issue : 

i. John, 
ii. Bebeixa, m. July 18, 1793, David Herron. 

XV. Robert Gai,braith,^ (John,* Andrew,' James,' John,') 
b. about 1748, in Cumberland county. Pa.; d. in 1795, in Allen 

township, Cumberland county, Pa.; m. Mary . They 

had issue : 

i. Nancy [Agnes], m. James Pollock. 
ii. Elizabeth, m. Benjamin Hunt. 
Hi. Mary, m. William Wray. 
iv. James. 

V. Jane, m. Joseph Williams. 
21. vi. Bobert, b. 1782 ; m. Mary White. 
vii. John, b. 1784. 

XVI. Elizabeth Galbraith," (Bertram,* James,' James, ^ 
John,') b. 1760, in Donegal township, I,ancaster county. Pa.; d. 
July 25, 1845, near Washingtonville, Montour county. Pa.; m., 
August 9, 1779, IyECKy Murray, b. 1750, in county Tyrone, Ire- 
land; d. prior to October, 18 15, in Lancaster, Pa.; son of Ed- 

* John McClellan had sons, William- George, d. a prisoner of war 
in New York, Colonel James, d. at Mercersburg, and Dr. John, d. at 
Greencastle. His daughters were Martha, m. James Galbraith, and 
others, who married, respectively, John Holliday, William HoUiday, 
Captain John Blair, of Blair county, and Samuel Culbertson, Mr. Mc- 
Dowell, and Mr. Ramsey, of Franklin county, Pa. 

282 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ward Murray. He graduated in medicine, and came to America 
prior to the struggle for independence. In 1776 he was com- 
missioned surgeon of the Fifth cattalion, Lancaster county as- 
sociators, and was the surgeon in charge of the British prisoners 
at Lancaster during the years 1777 to 1779. He continued in 
the active practice of his profession until his death, which oc- 
curred suddenly while preparing to make a visit to Ireland. 
They had issue (surname Murray): 

i. James-Galbraith, b. February 20, 1781 ; emigrated to Ken- 
tucky about the close of the century and engaged in 
mercantile pursuits at Frankfort ; m. Catharine Wine- 
brenner, widow of M. N. Schneider, whose parents emi- 
grated from Maryland at an early day ; and left issue. 
a. Edward, b. December 23, 1782 ; d. August 9, 1789. 
Hi. Ann-Scott, b. October 23, 1784 ; d. unm. 
iv. Bertram Galbraith, b. January 7, 1787: d. August 28, 1862, 
at Locust Hill; m. Evaline Galbraith, b. 1805 ; d. Sep- 
tember 9, 1883 ; daughter of Josiah Galbraith. 
V. Arthur, b. August 17, 1789 ; d. September 2, 1789. 
vi. Samuel-Scott, b. October 21, 1790 ; d. September 15, 1849 ; 
removed to Washington county, Md.; m. Sophia Davis. 
vii. Josiah-Scott, b. December 29, 1792 ; d. July 16, 1877, near 

Washingtonville, Pa. 
via. William, b. November 21, 1796 ; d. August 6, 1802. 
ix. Lechy-Caldwell, b. April 15, 1799 ; practiced medicine in 
Washington county. Pa.; and died there. 

a;. Elizabeth- Jane, b. November 12, 1808 : d. 1884 ; m. 

xi. Caroline, b. November 13, 1806 ; d. November, 1808. 

XVII. Bertram Gillespie Galbraith,* (Bertram,* James,' 
James,* John,') b. May 9, 1804, at Bainbridge, Lancaster county. 
Pa.; d. April 30, 1848, at Bainbridge; m., February 23, 1832, 
Eliza Fager Bell, the youngest daughter of John Bell and 
Elizabeth Consor , of Middle Paxtang township , Dauph in county , 
Pa. John Bell was the only child of William Bell and his wife, 
Catharine Park, of Scotch-Irish birth, and who came to America 
on the same vessel which conveyed John and Charles Wesley, 
the founders of Methodism. Mrs. Galbraith, for a period of 
twenty years, was postmistress at Bainbridge, resigning only by 
reason of her advanced years ; being left a widow with a large 
family, she felt the necessity of bringing into action all her 

Galbraith of Donegal. 283 

energies and business qualifications to the better support of her 
children. All her six sons were in the civil war and did faith- 
ful service. They had issue : 

i. William-Bell, b. October 15, 1833, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; m. 
Elizabeth Lane, of Mount Joy, Pa.; and bad Frank- 

ii. James- Carpenter, b. July 9, 1835, in Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. 
July 18, 1872, unm., in Bainbridge, Pa. 

Hi. Jolm-Fager, b. July 23, 1837, in Bainbridge, Pa. ; m. Henri- 
etta Hoff, of Bainbridge, and had Eliza, Laura, William, 
Catharine, John,^ d. s. p., Henry, Bohert, and John.' 

iv. Jefferson Green, b. July 28, 1889, in Marietta, Pa. ; m. Mary 
Filbert, of Bainbridge, Pa., and had Emily, Charles, 
Mary, d. s. p., Wildey, d. s. p., and Annie Filbert. 

V. FranTclinrChrush, b. March 7, 1842, in Marietta, Pa. ; m. 
Annie N. Meyer, of Harrisburg, Pa., (deceased), and 
had Nettie Elizabeth, and Annie Meyer, d. s. p.. 

m. Bertram- Gillespie, b. September 7, 1845 ; in Bainbridge, 
Pa.; m. Miriam Reese, of Mount Joy, Pa.; and had 
issue : Miriam, Helen, and Aurelia. 

XVIII. John Galbraith,^ (John,* James,' James,'' John,') 
b. 1794, in Huntingdon county, Pa.; d. June 15, i860, in 
Erie, Pa. His father removing to Butler county. Pa., towards 
the close of the century, he was brought up on the farm. 
When a young man he commenced teaching school, and later 
on began the study of law in the ofl5.ce of Gen. William Ay res, 
of Butler, and was admitted to the bar at the age of twenty- 
three. He shortly after removed to Franklin, Venango county, 
Pa., where he rose rapidly both in his profession and in pop- 
ular esteem. His first ofl&cial position was as a member of 
Assembly, to which he was elected three times. He was elected 
to Congress as a Democrat in 1832, 1834, and 1838. In 1837 
he removed to Erie, where he resided until his death. On re- 
tiring from Congress in 1840, he practiced law until the fall of 
1 85 1, when he was elected president judge for Erie, Crawford, 
and Warren counties. His death occurred before the expira- 
tion of his term of oflEce. Judge Galbraith was one of the 
foremost men in promoting the various public enterprises that 
gave the first strong impulse to Erie county. He was the 
pioneer in projecting the railroad from Erie to the Ohio State 

284 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

line, and aided greatly in reviving the long dormant proposed 
railroad from Erie to Sunbury, now the Philadelphia and Erie 
railroad. One of his favorite ideas, the establishment of a 
prison for youthful offenders exclusively, has been adopted by 
the State in the institution at Huntingdon and elsewhere. 
Judge Galbraith married in May, 1822, Amy Ayres, daughter 
of Rev. Robert Ayres, an Episcopalian minister, long a resi- 
dent of Brownsville, Fayette county, Pa., and a brother of 
Gen. William Ayres. Mrs. Galbraith died March 2, 1868, in 
the city of Philadelphia. They had issue : 
22. i. William- Ayres, b. May 9, 1823 ; m. Fanny Davenport. 

ii. Elizabeth-Ann, m. William S. Lane, of Erie, now a prac- 
ticing lawyer of Philadelphia. 

XIX. JUI.1ANNA Galbraith,* (Andrew,* James,' James," 
John,^) b. about 1786, in Cumberland county, Pa.; d. January 
13, 1862, in Philadelphia, at the residence of her son, Wil- 
liam Callender Irvine ; buried in Laurel Hill cemetery ; m. 
July 26, 1808, William McNeill Irvine, b. about 1778, in 
Carlisle, Pa.; d. September 25, 1854, in Harrisburg, Pa., and 
there buried. He was the second son of Gen. William Irvine, 
of the Revolution, and Anne Callender, daughter of Capt. 
Robert Callender, of Middlesex, Cumberland county. Pa. He 
was educated at Dickinson College, where he graduated ; sub- 
sequently studied law with Judge Thomas Duncan, and was 
admitted to the Cumberland county bar in 1802. He after- 
wards located at Harrisburg, and was admitted to the Dauphin 
county bar at an adjourned court March, 1807. He entered 
the United States army as captain May 3, 1808, in the regiment 
of light artillery, and ,was stationed several years at New Or- 
leans. He left the army, by resignation, about 1811 or 1812, 
and resumed the practice of law at Sunbury. In July, 18 13, 
he was acting Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, which duties 
he performed until his appointment by the President of the 
United States as colonel of the Forty-second regiment. United 
States infantry, August 4, 1813. At the close of the war he 
resigned, and located at Harrisburg, and was appointed deputy 
attorney general for the counties of Dauphin and Northumber- 
land ; subsequently commissioned by Gov. Snyder, September 

Galbraith of Donegal. 285 

14, 1 8 14, escheator general of the State, which position he 
filled until the abolishment of the office. From 1819 to 1821 
he was Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, and had previously, 
1818-19, represented the county of Dauphin in the State I^eg- 
islature, and to him is due the credit of originating the bill 
authorizing and directing the erection of the capitol building at 
Harrisburg. From about the year 1826 to 1850, he resided at 
Gettysburg. In 1847, Gov. Shunk appointed him law judge 
for the York and Adams district on the expiration of Judge 
Durkee's term, but he resigned shortly after, owing to some 
difficulty with the members of the bar and efforts made to im- 
peach him. Col. Irvine was a brilliant pleader, but not a law- 
yer, and hence his failure in the judicial station to which he 
had been elevated. He returned to Harrisburg, where he re- 
sumed the practice of the law for awhile, and subsequently 
died there. He was an excellent military officer, a gentleman 
of fine personal appearance, tall and commanding, of good 
conversational powers, a delightful companion, and for a 
period of thirty years was quite prominent and influential in 
public affairs. They left issue (surname Iryine) : 

i. Andrew-Oalbraith, a physician of prominence in Warren 

county, Pa., and died a few years since. 
a. William-CaUender, formerly in the quartermaster's depart- 
ment, United States army ; now resides in Philadel- 

XX. Sarah W. Galbraith,^ (Andrew,* James,' James,'' 
Robert,') b. January 25, 1791 ; d. May 2, 1853, in Carlisle, 
Pa.; m. in 1810, John Bannistbr Gibson, b. November 8, 
1780, in Shearman's Valley, now Perry county. Pa. ; d. May 
2, 1853, in the city of Philadelphia; buried in Carlisle, Pa. 
He was of Scotch-Irish descent, and the son of Colonel George 
Gibson, who fell in the defeat of St. Clair, on the 4th of No- 
vember, 1791. He entered Dickinson College, graduated 
therefrom, and entered the law office of his kinsman, Thomas 
Duncan. He was admitted to the Cumberland county bar at 
the March term, 1803. In 1810 he was elected to the Penn- 
sylvania I^egislature, and in 1812, appointed president judge 
for the Eleventh judicial district, composed of the counties of 

286 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, and I^uzerne. Upon the death 
of Judge Brackenridge, in 1816, Governor Snyder appointed 
Judge Gibson associate judge of the Supreme Court of Penn- 
sylvania. Under the act of Assembly of April 8, 1826, the 
number of Supreme Court judges was increased from three to 
five. The year following, Chief Justice Tilghman died, when 
Judge Gibson succeeded him. In 1838, at the date of the 
adoption of the then new Constitution of the State, he resigned 
his office, but was immediately re-appointed by Governor 
Ritner. In 1851, when the judiciary became elective, his seat 
became vacant. He, however, was re-elected an associate 
justice, and discharged the high functions of that office until 
his death. No greater encomium can be passed upon him than 
is inscribed upon the marble shaft which marks the place of his 
repose — from the pen of that late eminent jurist, Jeremiah S. 
Black. They had issue (surname Gibson) : 

i. Margaretta, b. 1813 ; d. December 15, 1893 ; m. Clol. Charles 

McClure, and left issue. 
a. Annie, m. Milnor Roberts, civil engineer, and left issue. 
in. Sarah, m. Gen. Richard Anderson, U. S. A., and bad issue. 
iv. John-Bannister, b. 1822 ; d. 1856, unm. 
V. George, colonel TJ. S. A.; m. Fannie Hunt. 

XXI. Robert Gai,braith,' (Robert,* John,* Andrew,* 
James,'' John,') b. 1782, in the Cumberland Valley; d. in 1826, 
in Butler county, Pa. When a young man he removed to 
Butler county. Pa., where he purchased a considerable tract of 
land. He m. Mary White. They had issue : 
i. Samuel, d. s. p. 
ii. William, m., and left issue : 

1. Mary, m. Thomas Watson. 

2. Anne, m. William McClung. 

3. Bobert, d. on the old homestead ; m. Isabel : 

and left issue : 

a. Caroline, m. Dr. J. C. McKee. 

6. Mary, m. R. B. Ivory, of Pittsburgh. 

c. Belle. 

d. Henry. 

e. James-M., member of Butler county bar. 
Hi. Mary, m. John Ralston ; and left issue. 

iv. Bobert, d. s. p. 
V. Joseph. 
23. vi. Elizabeth, b. 1803 ; m. William McCain. 

Galbraith of Donegal. 287 

XXII. WnLiAM Ayres Galbraith," (John/ John,* James,' 
James,' Robert,') b. May 9, 1823, in Franklin county. Pa. He 
was educated at Allegheny College, Meadville, and at the 
academy in Erie, upon his father's removal to that town in 
1837. He studied law with his father, being admitted to the 
bar May 9, 1844, on his twenty -first birthday. In September of 
the same year he entered Dane Law School, Harvard Univer- 
sity, of which Judge Joseph Story and Prof. Simon Greenleaf 
were the instructors, and there graduated in 1845. Returning 
to Erie, he began the practice of law. In 1846 he was ap- 
pointed by Judge Kane, then Attorney General of the State, 
deputy attorney general for Erie county, in which office he 
continued until 185c. Taking an active part in politics, he 
was a delegate to the Democratic State Convention of 1846, 
and of several succeeding ones. He was a delegate to the 
National Convention at Charleston in i860, and at Chicago in 
1864. In 1876 he was elected president judge of Erie county, 
as a People's candidate, although the Republican party ticket 
had about 2,600 majority. His term of office expired in 1887. 
Judge Galbraith m.. May 25, 1846, Fanny Davenport, 
daughter of Captain William Davenport, of Erie. They had 
issue : 

i. Fanny, m. Dr. Arnold P. Gilmore. 
ii. John-W. 
Hi. Davenport. 

XXIII. Elizabeth Galbraith,' (Robert," Robert,* John,* 
Andrew,' James,' John,') b. 1803, in Butler county. Pa.; d. 
1889, in Freeport, Armstrong county. Pa. She was a woman 
of remarkable force of character, especially notable for her 
strong will and her religious fervor. She m., in 1825, Wil- 
liam McCain, who was one of the California pioneers of the 
early "fifties," and subsequently a manufacturer and farmer of 
Armstrong county. They had issue (surname McCain) : 

i. Bobert, b. 1829, at Slateliok, Armstrong county, Pa.; d. 
1894, in Freeport, Pa.; m., in 1854, Elizabeth Griifin 
Rockefeller ; and left issue : 

1. George-Nox, b. 1856 ; a prominent newspaper cor- 

respondent and reporter, residing- in Philadel- 
phia ; m., 1879, Mary Virginia Overholt. 

2. Margaret-Mockefeller, b. 1858 ; m. W. B. P Brown. 

288 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

u. Qeorge-Nox, b. 1831 ; d. 1867, in California ; m. Elizabeth 

Hi. Rebecca, d. s. p. 

iv. William-O., m. Nancy Roland. 

V. Malinda, m., in 1859, .John H. Shoop. 

vi. Joseph, d. s. p. 

vii. James Harvey, m., 1879, Charlotte Turner. 
via. Lawreite-J. 

ix. Samuel, d. s. p. 

Gregg and Chirtin. 289 


Hon. Andrew Gregg, who served as member and Senator 
in the councils of the nation from 1791 to 18 13, left unfinished 
a sketch of family history which he commenced preparing in 
his old age, for ' ' my own satisfaction, ' ' as he expresses it, " than 
for any other reason," which is interesting enough to excite a 
general regret that he did not complete it. He says : 

My parents were both natives of Ireland. My father, whose 
name was Andrew, was born within the liberties of London- 
derry, where the family resided. His father's name was John, 
and there my knowledge of ancestry in that line stops. I 
never heard him say from whom his father had descended, 
but believe, from information derived through other channels, 
that they were a Scotch family, which migrated to Ireland 
soon after the accession of William and Mary to the British 

My grandfather had three sons, John, David, and Andrew, 
and one daughter named Rachel. John remained in Ireland 
engaged in the business of trading, and became wealthy. He 
had a son called Andrew, who came to this country on business 
of his father's while I was at the academy in Newark (Dela- 
ware), where he called to see me, but I unfortunately happened 
to be away, and we never met. He returned to Ireland, and 
on his father's death succeeded him in the management of his 

David and my father and their sister Rachel all married in 
Ireland, and all came to this country in the same vessel. They 
landed at Boston, and traveled into New Hampshire, where 
David settled and raised a large family, some of whose de- 
scendants occupy the very spot where he made his first estab- 
lishment. I have received letters from three young men, who 
trace their origin back to that root, and who, I would presume, 
judging from their letters, are men of considerable promise. 
One of them, a full namesake of mine, is living as a trader 

290 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in the northern part of the State of New York or at Montreal. 
Another, I think, is a clergyman, settled near Salem, Mass., 
where his father resides, pursuing the business of a chemist. 
The third became a lawyer, and is now settled at Indianapolis. 

I will here just mention two anecdotes calculated to show 
that family relationship is often discovered by family likeness 
in branches far removed from the original stock. While in 
Congress, in 1793 or '94, Mr. Forster, a member of that body 
from the State of New Hampshire, asked me if I had any re- 
lations in that State. On answering in the afl&rmative, he said 
he had been led to make the inquiry struck with the imposing 
likeness betwixt me and Colonel Gregg, who had been the 
opposing candidate to him at the late election. 

On my first introduction to Governor Clinton, when he be- 
came Vice President, he asked me whether I was a native of 
Pennsylvania. I told him I was. He then said there is so 
striking a resemblance betwixt you and a young man named 
James Gregg, who was a lieutenant in my brigade during the 
Revolution, that when I saw you my first impression was that 
you must be his brother. He was of a New England family 
then settled in the State of New York. He then related the 
story, often published in the newspapers, of that of&cer having 
been shot, scalped, and left for dead by the Indians, and 
rescued by a detachment sent by the commanding ofi&cer 
of the garrison,* where he had been stationed, and directed to 
the place where he lay, by his dog. 

My father and Solomon Walker, the husband of their sister, 
Rachel, not pleased with the prospect of a settlement in New 
Hampshire, returned to Boston, and shipped for Philadelphia, 
but landed at Newcastle. I do not recollect the particular 
year of their arrival, but it was during the administration of 
Sir William Keith, and most probably in the autumn of 
i732.t The winter immediately succeeding their landing 
they spent at a furnace, belonging to Keith, on Christiana 
creek, near the town of Newark in the State of Delaware. In 

*Fort Schuyler, N. Y., Dr. Lossing relates the story in 1st vol. 
Field Book of the Revolution, page 252. 
t Qucere, 1726 ? 

Gregg and Owrtin. 291 

the following spring they moved up the country and com- 
menced their settlement at a place called Chestnut lyevel, near 
the southern bounds of I<ancaster county. In making their 
location they were both unfortunate, my father doubly so. 
Not being qualified to judge of land by superficial appearance, 
their attention was arrested by the flourishing growth of young 
chestnut timber with which that district was covered, and they 
concluded that land which produced such thrifty timber was 
just what they were in pursuit of. In proceeding onwards, the 
fine fertile valleys of Pequea and Conestoga lay before them, 
and a five pound warrant, followed up by settlement, would 
have insured them four hundred acres of land, which, at the 
present time, would sell from $50 to f 100 per acre. In addi- 
tion to the injudicious selection made by my father, a warrant 
had issued for it to William Meteer, of a date anterior to his 
settlement. He continued to reside on it until 1748, when, to 
avoid a law suit, he sold his claim to his adversary. 

During the residence of my father at Chestnut Level, his 
wife died, leaving him with six children. He became the hus- 
band of my mother in somewhat less than two years after the 
death of his first wife. My mother's maiden name was Jane 
Scott. Her father, William Scott, lived in the county of Ar- 
magh, Ireland, whence he emigrated and settled at Chestnut 
Level. His family, at the time of his arrival, consisted of him- 
self, wife, two sons, Moses and Thomas, and four daughters, 
Elizabeth, Margery, Jane, my mother, and Fanny. Moses set- 
tled and lived until his death near Newark, Delaware. He 
was a respectable man, and possessed good standing both in 
church and State. He raised a large family, the majority of 
them sons. 

Thomas, with his family, migrated to the western part of 
Virginia. I never heard anything further of them. Elizabeth 
married David Montgomery; they settled and died near the 
Rock-fish gap in Virginia. I remember having seen them 
once on a visit at my father's, and some time after, two of their 
sons and a daughter paid us a visit. The young men, I well 
recollect, had a genteel appeance, and the daughter was ac- 
counted a beauty, and was nick-named the "Morning Star," 
on account of the efiiilgence of her complexion. 

292 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Margery was married to Hugh Caldwell. They lived and 
died in I^ancaster county, near McCall's ferry. They had three 
sons and two daughters. The eldest son, Matthew, was killed 
at the battle of Long Island ; their second son, Samuel, was 
drowned in the Susquehanna, at McCall's ferry, in a manly 
attempt to save some of the passengers of a sinking boat. He 
was in the store when the flat went down, and being a good 
swimmer, he plunged in and brought one person to the shore, 
but in the second attempt he failed, some of the drowning 
persons got hold of him, and all sank together. 

Fanny, the youngest sister, was married to Andrew Baxter, 
who owned a valuable property in Lancaster county, which he 
imprudently sold, and moved to North Carolina, and there was 
inhumanly murdered by the Tories during the Revolutionary 
War. The family, I believe, is extinct, except one son, who 
lives in Georgia. 

My father having sold his claim in Chestnut Level, set out 
some time in the year 1748 in quest of another residence. He 
traveled up the Susquehanna river to Swatara creek, and was 
nearly purchasing two plantations on the south side of the 
creek where the turnpike road now crosses it. Eighty pounds 
Pennsylvania currency was the price. He crossed the river 
where Harrisburg now stands, and traveled up Cumberland 
Valley. He met a certain Robert Amon, of Chester county, 
from whom he purchased a warrant for three hundred acres of 
land, including an improvement on the north side of the Cone- 
doguinet. Here terminated his expeditionary survey. He 
returned home and made the necessary arrangements for the 
removal of his family to his new purchase. 

On the settlement in Chestnut Level becoming sufiiciently 
numerous, they formed a Presbyterian congregation, built a 
meeting-house, and invited Rev. Mr. Thom to become their 
pastor. He accepted their call, and on organizing a session, my 
father was elected a member of it, and continued so until his 
removal. Mr. Thom's certificate of this circumstance is some- 
where among my papers. 

When very young, I have noticed an old-fashioned sword and 
espontoon laying up stairs among other lumber. I recollect my 

Gregg and Ourtin. 293 

mother saying that her grandfather had worn the sword in King 
William's army, at the battle of Boyne, and my father saying he 
carried the espontoon. 

Mr. Gregg's manuscript ends abruptly, but from it, and other 
data in our possession, we have the following record of the 
family : 

I. John Gregg,' of Bally-arnat, near Londonderry, Ireland, 
was the son of David Gregg,' a native of Ayreshire, Scotland. 
The son was possibly born in Caledonia, and with his father's 
family migrated to Ireland during the great influx. David 
Gregg was within the walls of Londonderry during the great 
siege, 1688-89 ; 3.nd was a captain in Cromwell's army. The 
children of John Gregg were : 

i. John, probably lived and died at Bally-arnat, Ireland. His 
son, William, emigrated to America, and settled in 
Paxtang township, Lancaster county, Pa., where be 
died in July, 1744 ; by his will he left his estate to bis 
uncle, Andrew Gregg, then in America, to his father, 
and to bis sister, Elizabeth Lang, of Bally-negallab, 
near Londonderry, Ireland. 
ii. David, came to America in 1722, and settled in London- 
derry, New Hampshire ; be married, in 1713, Mary 
Evans, of Londonderry, Ireland, and their descendants 
have not only been numerous, but many of them quite 
prominent in public affairs. 
Hi. Rachel, m. Solomon Walker ; they settled in the Cumber- 
land valley. 

2. iv. Andrew, m. and left issue. 

II. Andrew Gregg,' (John,'' David,') b. about 1710; d. 
November 18, 1789; removed, in 1750, to a farm two miles 
north-westwardly of Carlisle, Pa., adjoining the glebe farm of 
Meeting-House Spring, which was within sight of his dwell- 
ing ; was twice married ; name of first wife unknown ; by her 
there was issue : 

3. i. John, m. and left issue. 

ii. James, served in the army of the Revolution. 
Hi. Bachel. 
iv. Margaret. 
V. Jean, 
vi. Elizabeth. 

294 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Andrew Gregg m., secondly, Jean Scott, b. 1725 ; d. Sep- 
tember 30, 1783, near Carlisle, Cumberland county, Pa.; 
daughter of William Scott, of Chestnut lycvel, Lancaster 
county, Pa. They had issue : 

4. mi. Andrew, b. July 10, 1755 ; m. Martha Potter. 

viii. Matthew, was a wagon-master in the army of the Revolu- 
tion from January 9, 1778, to August 14, 1780. 

III. John Gregg,* (Andrew,' John," David,^) served in 
the army of the Revolution ; m., and had, among other chil- 
dren : 

i. Elizabeth; d. October 11, 1801, in Bellefonte, Pa.; m. George 

5. a. Margery, b. 1776 ; m. Roland Curtin. 

IV. Andrew Gregg,* (Andrew,' John," David,') b. June 
10. i^SSi iisar Carlisle, Pa.; d. May 30, 1835, at Bellefonte, 
Pa. Andrew Gregg received his early education at Rev. 
John Steel's I<atin School in Carlisle, and completed his 
education at Newark, Del.; while at the latter place he served 
several tours in the militia of the Revolution. In 1799 he 
accepted the tutorship in the college (now university) at 
Philadelphia, under Drs. Smith and Ewing, where he re- 
mained until his removal to Middletown, Pa., where he was 
engaged for four years in the mercantile business. On his 
marriage he removed to Lewistown, which was then, 1787, 
being laid out by General Potter and Major Montgomery, and 
in 1789 he removed to Penn's Valley, Centre county, two miles 
east of the " Old Fort." His public services commenced No- 
vember 8, 1 79 1, as a member of the House of Representatives 
of the United States, where he remained sixteen years, and in 
1807 was chosen United States Senator, which exalted station 
he occupied until the 3d day of March, 18 13. In 18 14, he 
removed to Bellefonte, in order the better to educate his family, 
and was elected first president of the ' ' Centre Bank. ' ' On the 
19th of December, 1820, Mr. Gregg was appointed Secretary 
of the Commonwealth, by Governor Hiester, and on the 15th 
of May, 1823, nominated for Governor, in opposition to Mr. 
Shulze. Mr. Gregg had strong party predelictions, but was 
remarkable for independence, always acting according to the 
convictions of his conscience, though they differed sometimes 

Qregg and Ourtin. 295 

from the views of his party associates. He was, while in office, 
the representative of the interests of his constituents, not of 
their limited views of subjects of moment. He was an elegant 
classical scholar, and had acquired extensive general informa- 
tion which large experience and deep reflection had molded 
to practical purposes. He was a man of vigorous constitution, 
preserved intact by a life of temperate habits and industry 
until he reached the age of four score years. Andrew Gregg 
m., January 29, 1787, Martha Potter, b. April 10, 1769; 
d. August 20, 181 5, daughter of General James Potter of the 
Revolution. They had issue : 

i. Mary, b. November 2, 1788 ; d. January 9, 1826 ; m. Wil- 
liam McLanahan, of Antrim township, Franklin county, 
Pa.; and had issue (surname McLanahan): 

1. Andrew, b. August 13, 1807 ; d. near Greencastle, 

Pa., on the old homestead, February 26, 1891. 

2. James-X., b. 1809; d. 1864; represented his dis- 

trict in the Senate of Pennsylvania from 1842 
to 1844, and in the United States (Congress from 
1849 to 1853; left one son, James-X., of New 
York city. 

3. Isabella, m. Dr. J. P. Hiester, of Franklin county. 


4. Mary, m. Dr. Richards, of Chambersburg, Pa. 
ii. Jean, b. February 17, 1791 ; m. Roland Curtin, {see v). 

Hi. Martha, b. June 7, 1793 : d. December 31, 1829; m. Dr. Con- 
stans Curtin, b. 1785 ; d. April 10, 1842 ; was a native of 
Ireland and came to America in 1806 ; completed his pro- 
fessional studies under Dr. Benjamin Rush, of Phila- 
delphia, and located in Bellefonte, Pa., in 1810 ; was an 
accomplished and skillful physician, whilst his hospi- 
tality and generosity endeared him to a numerous circle 
of friends and acquaintances. 

iv. Eliza, b. June 2, 1795 ; d. December 22, 1882 ; m. David 
Mitchell, of Bellefonte, Pa.; b. Novembec 28, 1790; d. 
March 27, 1873 ; served in Captain Record's company 
from Centre county, in the war of 1812 ; and had issue 
(surname Mitchell): 

1. Margery, m. John D. Leib, of Bellefonte. 

2. Julia, m. Rev. J. S. McMurray, of Tyrone, Pa. 

6. ■;;. Julianna, b. June 26, 1797 ; m. Gen. James Irvin. 

7. vi. Andrew, b. November 30, 1799 ; m. Margaret Irvin. 

vii. James-P., b. April 28, 1802; d. September 8, 1845, in Vir- 
ginia; m. Eliza Wilson. 

296 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

8. via. Matthew-Duncan, b. April 6, 1804 ; m. Ellen McMurtrie. 

ix. Sarah, b. January 23, 1807 ; d. March 28, 1836 ; m. Henry 

Kinney, b. ; d. ; and had issue (surname 


1. Andrew-Gregg. 

2. Martha, m. John Brotherline. 

3. Sarah-L, m. Dr. James P. Wilson, (see Hugh 

Wilson record). 
X. Margery, b. September 14, 1811 ; resides in Lewisburg, Pa.; 
m. Rev. Charles Tucker, now deceased, of the Baptist 
church ; and had issue (surname Tucker) : 

1. Andrew-Qregg, Lieut. Co. E., 142d Regt., Pa. Vols., 

killed in battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. 

2. Augusta, m. Rev. J. R. Loomis, LL. D., of Lewis- 

burg, Pa. 

V. Margery Gregg, ^ (John,* Andrew,' John," David,') 
b. 1776 ; d. January 15, 1813, in Bellefonte, Pa.; m. November 
25, 1800, Roi^AND CuRTiN, b. 1764, in Ireland ; was educated 
in Paris, where he narrowly escaped the guillotine during the 
Reign of Terror ; came to America, and located first at Phil- 
lipsburg, Centre county. Pa., then at Milesburg, where he be- 
came a merchant ; was coroner of Centre county in 1803, and 
elected sheriff in October, 1806; in 18 10, with Moses Boggs, 
erected a forge at Eagle Works, Centre county, of which he 
became sole owner in 18 15, and in 1 818 built Eagle furnace; in 
1825, purchased the Antes grist and saw-mills near Curtin 
station, and in 1830, erected the rolling-mill there ; was promi- 
nently identified with all the public improvements made with- 
in the county ; shortly before his death he removed to Belle- 
fonte. They had issue (surname Curtin): 

i. Austin, b. August 26, 1801 ; d. July 27, 1871. 
ii. James, b. September 18, 1806 ; d. January 5, 1873. 
Hi. Boland, b. September 2, 1808; d. August 15, 1875 ; m., June 
17, 1834, Eliza Irvin, daughter of John Irvin ; and had 
issue (surname Curtin): Gen. John-L, Col. of 45th Pa., 
Capt. Austin, Co. D, 45th Pa., Andrewi-G., Jr., and Wil- 
liam, of Bellefonte. 

9. iv. John, b. September 24, 1810; m. Julia Barnhart. 

Roland Curtin, m., secondly, in 1814, Jean Gregg, b. Feb- 
ruary 17, 1791 ; d. March 14, 1854, in Bellefonte, Pa., daughter 
of Andrew Gregg (see iv). They had issue (surname Curtin) : 

Oregg and Owrtin. 297 

10. i. Andrew-Oregg, b. April 23, 1815; m. Catharine I. Wilson. 
a. Constans, b. March 8, 1817 ; iron-master, residing at Ro- 
land, Centre county ; unm. 

11. Hi. Martha-M., b. August 29, 1819 ; m. Dr. William Irvin. 

iv. Mlen-Honora ; m. William H. Allen, M.D., LL. D., b. 
March 22, 1808, in Augusta, Maine ; graduated at Bow- 
doin College ; professor of chemistry and of natural 
philosophy at Dickinson College, Carlisle, from 1836 to 
1848 ; in January, 1850, he became president of Girard 
College ; resigned in December, 1862, and became pres- 
ident of State College, in Centre county ; in 1867, he 
was re-called to Girard College ; d. August 29, 1882, in 
Philadelphia. Mrs. Allen is also dead, and their only 
daughter, Honora, m. Henry Sheldon, now deceased, of 
Philadelphia. She resides in Philadelphia, and has 
one son, Allen Sheldon. 
V. Margery, b. December 23, 1823 ; m. Thomas R. Reynolds, 
of Bellefonte, and had issue (surname Reynolds) : Wil- 
Kam-F., and Jennie, m. James Pierepont 

vi. Nancy- J., b. May 4, 1828 ; m. Dr. Clark, of Philadelphia. 

vii. Julia, b. October 3, 1831 ; resides in Philadelphia. 

VI. JuuANNA Gregg,' (Andrew,' Andrew,' John,' David,') 
b. June 26, 1797 ; d. July 4, 1856 ; m., September, 24, 1822, 
James Irvin, b. February 18, 1800, at Linden Hall, Centre 
county, Pa.; d. November 26, 1762, at Hecla, Centre county. 
Pa.; son of Jobn Irvin and Ann Watson. General James 
Irvin was many years a leading iron-master of Centre county, 
interested in Centre furnace. Mill Creek, Mercer Iron "Works, 
Monroe, Washington, Martha, Julian, Hecla, and Hopewell. 
He was elected to Congress in 1840, and took a large part in 
the passage of the tariff act of 1842 ; he was re-elected in 
1842, and served until March 3, 1845. In 1847, General Irvin 
was nominated by the Whig party for Governor, but was de- 
feated by Francis R. Shunk, and after the campaign resumed 
business with his accustomed energy. He was one of the best 
business men of Centre county ; kind hearted and benevolent, 
he saved many a fireside from sheriff's sale. He donated a 
farm of two hundred acres to the State College, and gave it 
large contributions of money. In 1851, he was appointed 
naval store-keeper at Philadelphia navy -yard. He left no 

298 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VII. Andrew Gregg/ (Andrew,* Andrew," John,'' David,') 
b. November 30, 1799 ; d. May 15, 1869. He was a promi- 
nent iron-master in Centre county, and an active business man, 
and represented the district composed of the counties of Ly- 
coming, Clinton, and Centre, in the State Senate from 1856 to 
1861 ; died at MUesburg, Pa. He m., December 2, 1824, 
Margaret Irvin, b. October 11, 1803; d. December 20, 
1890 ; daughter of John Irvin and Ann Watson. They had 
issue : 

i. John-Iroin, b. July 19, 1826 ; educated at Boalsburg and 
Mifflinburg ; volunteered as private in the Mexican 
war, and was appointed lieutenant in llth. infantry, U. 
S. A.; promoted captain September 5, 1847 ; honorably 
discharged August 15, 1848, when he engaged in the 
iron business in Centre county; June 21, 1861, entered 
service again as captain of Co. E, 5th Penn'a reserves, 
and promoted, in U. S. service, captain of 6th cavalry ; 
in November, 1862, commissioned colonel of 16th Penn'a 
cavalry, continuing in service during the war ; he was 
finally promoted brevet major general of volunteers at 
the close of hostilities for distinguished services during 
the war ; after the war, he was sent to Lynchburg, Va., 
and put in command of that part of Virginia ; after- 
wards, inspector general of freedmen in Louisiana ; 
under the establishment of July 28, 1868, he became 
colonel of 8th U. S. cavalry, performing many arduous 
duties in Arizona and New Mexico ; was wounded sev- 
eral times in service, and was placed on the retired list 
in October, 1878; d. December, 1891; m., first, Clarissa 
H. Everhart; secondly, Harriet C. Marr ; resides in 
Lewisburg, Pa. 
a. Martha, d. 1852 ; m. Dr. John B. Mitchell ; both dead. 

Hi. Anne. 

iv. Andrew, m. Mary J. Smith, dau. of Col. John Smith, of 
Clinton county. Pa.; reside in Centre Hall, Pa., and 
had issue : Anne-Mary, James, Andreio, and John-lrvin. 
V. James-P.; was first lieut., Co. D., 45th Pa. Vols.; killed in 
battle at Poplar Spring church, on Peeble's farm, Va., 
September 30, 1864. 

vi. Julia. 

vii. Susan, 
viii. Margaret. 

VIII. Matthew Duncan Gregg,' (Andrew,* Andrew,' 
John,' David,') b. April 5, 1804; d. July 27, 1845; m. Ellen 

Gregg and Ourtin. 299 

McMuRTRiE, b. January 3, 1802 ; d. August 17, 1847 ; daugh- 
ter of David McMurtrie and his wife, Martha Elliott. They 
had issue : 

i. Martha, m. Richard R. Bryan ; d. 1851. 

n. Andrew, b. ; d. 1851. 

12. Hi. Bavid-McMurtrie, b. April 10, 1833; m. Ellen F. Sheaff. 
iv. Mary, m. E. Dorsey Green. 
V. Ellen, 
vi. George, 
vii. flenry-5'.; was major Thirteenth Pennsylvania cavalry; m. 

Rose Mitchell. 
viii. Thomas-J. ; was lieutenant Sixth Pennsylvania cavalry, and 
captain Second U. S. cavalry ; m. Elizabeth McKnight. 

IX. John Cdrtin,^ (Margery,* John/ Andrew,* John,' 
David,') b. September 24, 1810, in Centre county, Pa.; resides 
in Bellefonte, Pa.; m., January 3, 1837, JutiA Barnhart, b. 
March 14, i8n ; daughter of Colonel Henry Barnhart. They 
had issue (surname Curtin): 

i. Margery-Irvin, m. General John I. Curtin, of Bellefonte, Pa. 
M. James- jB., m. Jane Holden ; reside in Roland, Pa. 
m. Sarah-C, m. J. P. Larimer, M.D. 
iv. Harry B., m. Eliza McMinn; reside in Roland, Pa. 

V. John-G., m. Stella Lowden ; reside in Philadelphia. 

X. Andrew Gregg Curtin,* (Margery,* John,* Andrew,' 
John,^ David,') b. April 23, 1815, in Bellefonte, Pa.; and d. 
there October 7, 1894. Educated under Dr. Kirkpatrick, at 
Milton ; he studied law at Carlisle and Bellefonte, and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in April, 1837. In 1840, took an active part 
in politics in the Harrison campaign, and in 1844 canvassed the 
State for Henry Clay. On the 17th of January, 1855, he was 
appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth by Governor Pollock, 
and in virtue of his ofi&ce became Superintendent of the Public 
Schools. His superintendence has one great landmark, the in- 
stitution of normal schools. In i860, he was elected Governor 
of Pennsylvania. His administration of that office during the 
war gave him renown throughout the country, and added his- 
toric grandeur to the annals of his native Commonwealth. His 
foresight caused the organization of the Pennsylvania Reserves, 
and contributed largely to save our National Government, im- 
perilled by the disaster of Bull Run . His ever enduring record. 

300 Pennsylvcmia Genealogies. 

however, in connection with the war, was the establishment of 
orphans' schools for the children of those who fell in the ser- 
vice of their country. In 1869 he was appointed by President 
Grant Minister to Russia, and served creditably in that position 
until August, 1872, when he returned home. He was chosen 
a delegate-at -large to the State Constitutional Convention of 
1873, and represented the Twentieth Pennsylvania district in the 
Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses. In 
that body he was chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. 
His last term in Congress expired in 1887, when he retired from 
public life. He was a man of broad culture, extensive reading 
and thorough familiarity with affairs. Next to Lincoln, Gov- 
ernor Curtin was emphatically the greatest representative man 
in the nation during the war for the Union, and at his death, 
the sensation produced was cosmopolitan. Governor Curtin, 
m., May 30, 1844, Catharine Irvine Wilson, b. January 17, 
1 82 1 , (see Wilson Irish-Settlement record') . They had issue (sur- 
name Curtin): 

i. Martha-Wilson, b. March 7, 1845 ; m., June 8, 1870, George 
F. Harris, M.D., son of William Harris, Esq., (1799- 
1865), of Belief onto ; and had issue (surname Harris): 

1. Cathamie-Curtin, b. March 28, 1871. 

2. Adeline-F., b. December 15, 1877. 

ii. Jane-Gregg, b. January 17, 1847; d. November 22, 1893 ; m.. 
May 20, 1869, William H. Sage, of Ithaca, N. Y.; and 
had issue (surname Sage): 

1. Henry-W., b. April 7, 1872. 

2. Andrew- Gregg- Curtin, b. June 3, 1873. 

3. Dewitt-L., b. February 3, 1879. 

Hi. Martha-Irvine, b. March 19, 1849 ; m., January 23, 1873, 
Commander Kidder Randolph Breeze, U. S. N., d. Sep- 
tember 13, 1881, at Newport, R. I.; and had issue (sur- 
name Breeze): 

1. Andreio-Gregg-Curtin, b. December 5, 1873. 

2. Randolph, b. January 27, 1876. 

3. Elizabeth-Malbone, b. November 4, 1877. 

4. Jane-Curtin, b. April 24, 1881. 

iv. William-Wilson, b. March 27, 1851; m., October 2], 1875, 
Harriet F. Harding, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; reside in 
Philadelphia ; and had issue : 

1. Marionr Harding, b. May 20, 1878. 

2. Catharine Irvine, b. February 6, 1884. 

Gregg and Curtin. 301 

V. Catharine-Wilson, b. May 2, 1859; m., May 2, 1888, Dewitt 
Burnett, of Syracuse, N. Y.; and had issue (surname 

1. Catharine-M., b. February 25, 1889. 

2. Margaret-B., b. March 2, 1890. 

XI. Martha M. Curtin,' (Margery,^ John,* Andrew,' John,^ 
David, ^) b. August 29, 1819; d. August 6, 1880, in Lancaster, 
Pa.; m. in 1836, Wii,liam Irvin, b. November 15, 1805, at 
Linden Hall, Centre county. Pa. ; d. September 9, 1865, 
at Amoy, China; educated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, 
Pa. ; ptirsued his medical studies at Jefferson College, Phila- 
delphia, graduating in a class with Dr. Pancoast and others ; 
located in practice at Bellefonte, afterwards removing to 
Milesburg Iron Works, where he entered into business part- 
nership. In 1862, he relinquished the iron business, and ac- 
cepted a clerkship in the second comptroller's office in the 
U. S. Treasury, Washington city. In 1864, was appointed 
consul to Amoy, where he died the following year of Asiatic 
cholera. They had issue (surname Irvin) : 

i. Boland-Curtin, of Bellefonte, Pa. 

XII. David McMurtrie GRiBOG," (Matthew-Duncan,^ An- 
drew,* Andrew,' John,' David,^) b. April 10, 1833 ; educated at 
Milnwood Academy, Huntingdon county, and at the Univer- 
sity at Lewisburg. He entered the U.S. Military Academy at 
West Point in 1851, graduated in July, 1855, and appointed 
second lieutenant of Dragoons, after which he served on the 
frontiers in the notable Spokane expedition of 1858. Was 
promoted first lieutenant of Dragoons March 21, 1861; pro- 
moted captain of the Sixth Cavalry May 14, 1861, and on Jan- 
uary 24, 1862, appointed colonel of the Eighth Pennsylvania 
Cavalry. He served in the campaign on the Peninsula and 
covered the movement from Harrison's Landing to Yorktown 
in August, 1862. He was promoted brigadier general, U. S. 
Volunteers, November 29, 1862, continuing with the Army of 
the Potomac and participating in the actions and battles in 
which it was engaged, frequently having command of all the 
cavalry of that department. At Gettysburg his command won 
a decisive victory known as the " Battle of Rummel's Farm." 
His important services in this decisive battle of the war are 

302 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

recognized by the principal authorities relating to that struggle. 
From March 26 to April 6, 1864, General Gregg commanded 
the cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac, and the second 
cavalry division from April 6, 1864, to February, 1865, on the 
Richmond campaign. In several of the long lists of cavalry 
fights in which he was engaged. General Gregg was in chief 
command. August i, 1864, he was made brevet major general, 
U. S. Volunteers, "for meritorious and distinguished conduct 
throughout the campaign, especially for reconnaissance on the 
Charlestown road." He resigned theservice February 3, 1865, 
and General Sheridan, who succeeded him, speaks in his book 
in the highest terms of General Gregg and of his regret that 
he should have left the service. In 1874 President Grant ap- 
pointed him U. S. Consul to Prague. He subsequently 
resigned and returned to Pennsylvania. In November, 1891, 
he was elected Auditor General of Pennsylvania for the period 
of three years. He is commander of the 1 Pennsylvania Com- 
mandery of the Military Order of the lyoyal I,egion and a mem- 
ber of the Grand Army of the Republic. General Gregg mar- 
ried, October 6, 1862, Ellen F. SHEAFif, a descendant of Gov- 
ernor Joseph Hiester and Frederick A. Muhlenberg. They 
had issue : 

*. Oeorge-Sheaff, b. March 9, 1867. 
ii. David McMurtrie, b. October 3, 1869. 

Greenawalt of Lebanon. 303 


I. PhiIvIP Lorentz Greenawai<t/ b. June lo, 1725, in 
Hasslock, in Boehl, Germany; baptized June 22, 1725, the 
sponsors being Philip I^orentz Reehm and his wife; d. Feb- 
ruary 28, 1802, in lyebanon, Pa. His ancestors were of the 
best known families of his native place. He received a good 
German and classical education, and came to America in 1749, 
on the ship " Phcenix," John Mason, master, from Rotterdam, 
arriving in Philadelphia on the 15th of September. He at first 
located in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, where he took 
up one hundred acres of land, February 28, 1754, subsequently 
removing to Lebanon township. At the outset of the Revolu- 
tion, he entered heartily into the struggle, and during the 
entire war was more or less in active service. Upon the 
organization of the associated battalions, he was commissioned 
colonel of the first battalion of Lancaster county. He was with 
Washington, during the Jersey campaign of 1776, at Trenton 
and Princeton. His battalion was at Brand5rwine and German- 
town, and the conduct of Colonel Greenawalt during the former 
engagement received the commendation of the commander-in- 
chief for efficiency and gallantry, especially in the protection of 
the Continental supplies. He was appointed. May 6, 1778, one 
of the agents for forfeited estates. At the close of the war he 
retired to his farm, and, like many more of the brave officers of 
that struggle for independence, poorer in purse, but conscious 
of having done his duty to his country. The Assembly of the 
State appointed him one of the commissioners to take subscrip- 
tions for the Continental loan, December 16, 1777, and, during 
the darkest hour of the struggle, he did efiective service in col- 
lecting blankets, food, and forage for the half-starved and half- 
clad army at Valley Forge, and for most of which he was never 
recompensed. But such was the fate of many who sacrificed 
their fortunes on the altar of liberty. Colonel Greenawalt 
reached a good old age, honored, loved and respected by his 













304 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

neighbors and fellow-citizens. He was twice married ; first, 
to the widow Uhland, of Muddy Creek, who died the same 
year; secondly, in 1755, Maria MargaeKT FoeSER, b. May 
10, 1735 ; d. May 10, 1806, at Lebanon, and with her husband 
there buried. They had issue : 

John-Philip, b. June 17, 1756 ; m. Catharine ShafEner. 
Christian, h. December 14, 1758 ; m. Elizabeth Kelker. 

John, b. October, 1760 ; m. Regina . 

Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1763 ; d. August 24, 1820 ; m. Henry 

Margaret, b. July 17, 1765 ; m. Philip Stoehr. 
Matthias, b. October 17, 1767 ; m. Anna Barbara Hetrick. 
Jacob, b. February 14, 1770 ; d. November 11, 1824, at Hum- 

melstown, Dauphin county. Pa.; m. Elizabeth , b. 

1769 ; d. May 26, 1849 ; buried in Lutheran graveyard, 
Hummelstown, Pa.; left no descendants. 

7. via. Catharine, b. July 20, 1772 ; m. John Jacob Zinn. 

ix. Michael, b. January 21, 1775 ; d. s. p. 

8. X. Leonard (twin),b. January 21, 1775 ; m. Catharine Pool. 
xi. Maria-Magdalena ; d. s. p. 

II. John Philip Greenawai,t,^ ( Philip -lyorentz,^) b. June 
17. i756> ^^^^ Ephrata, Cocalico township, Pa.; sponsors at 
baptism, John Weaver and wife ; d. July 18, 1834, at Lebanon, 
Pa.; appointed one of the commissioners in the act erecting the 
county of Lebanon ; m., April 17, 1782, Catharine Shaffner, 
b. March 17, 1760; d. January 25, 1850, at Lebanon, Pa.; dau. 
of Jacob and Elizabeth ShafiFner. They had issue : 

i. John-Philip, b. May 2, 1783 ; d. January 25, 1785. 

9. ii. Jacob, b. December 6, 1784 ; m. Catharine Krause. 
Hi. Catharine, b. April 27, 1786. 

iv. John-Philip, b. September 29, 1788 ; d. June 20, 1834. 

V. Matthias, b. September 9, 1790 ; d. unm. 

vi. David, b. November 19, 1792. 
vii. John, b. April 17, 1795 ; m. Ann Brown, and had Henry and 

via. Elizabeth, b. April 17, 1795 ; d. August 4, 1856, in Lebanon, 
Pa.; m. Daniel Frautz, t. August 18, 1792; d. December 
12, 1839; and had issue (surname Frantz): Uriah, Theo- 
dore, m. Susan Gutelius, Daniel, Charles, and Jjydia. 

ix. Charles, b. August 3, 1797 ; d. September 18, 1880; m. Mary 
Ann Shaffner, b. March 7, 1805 ; d. September 14, 1867 ; 
and had issue : Anna- Elizabeth, Catharine, Charles, 
Philip, Calvin, Alfred, Eliza-Jane, Mary-Ann, and 

Greenawalt of Lebanon. 305 

as. Lydia, b. June 22, 1799 ; m. Benjamin Stees ; and had issue 
(surname Stees): Charles, Alfred, CUnton, Washington, 
Matthias, Philip, Catharine, and Mary. 

III. Christian Greenawalt,^ (Philip-I^orentz,') b. De- 
cember 14, 1758, in Cocalico township, Lancaster county. Pa.; 
d. February 3, 1796, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. Elizabeth Kel- 
KER, b. April I, 1766, near Lebanon, Pa.; d. July 30, 1825, in 
Harrisburg, Pa. , and with her husband there buried ; daughter 
of Anthony Kelker and Mary Magdalena Meister. They had 
issue : 

10. i. Catharine, b. 1790 : m. John Brooks. 

11. a. Cassandra, b. December 9, 1794; m. George Ackerman. 

12. Hi. Margaret, b. 1796 ; m. Samuel Swartz. 

Elizabeth Kelker Greenawalt, subsequently, October 29, 1799, 
married John Gillum, tanner, of Harrisburg, who d. January 2, 
1804, leaving two children, /<?.rj^ and Rachel, both under four- 
teen years of age, but whether by this or a previous marriage is 
not known. 

IV. John Greenawalt,^ (Philip-Lorentz,') b. October 11, 
1760, in Lebanon township, Lancaster, now Lebanon county, 

Pa.; d. November, 1823, in Lebanon, Pa.; m. Regina . 

They had issue : 

i. Jacob, m., October 1, 1816, Margaret Sweeny. 
ii. Philip. 

Hi. Elizabeth, m. Lemmon. 

iv. Mary, m'. [Henry] Poorman. 

V. Margaret, m. Mannon. 

vi. Sarah, m. [John] Shatzer. 

vii. Catharine, b. September 22, 1786 ; d. September 7, 1861 ; m. 
Daniel Miller, b. May 19, 1781 ; d. June 23, 1859. 

V. Margaret Greenawalt,' (Philip-Lorentz,') b. July 17, 

1765, in Lebanon township ; d. ; m. Philip Stoehr, son 

of Henry and Barbara Stoehr. They had issue (surname Stoehr) : 

i. Philip. 

ii. John. 
Hi. Jacob. 

iv. Catharine, m. Kissel. 

V. Mary, m. Grossman. 

vi. William, 
vii. Margaret, m. [Samuel] Carper. 

306 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VI. Matthias GreEnawai,t,' (Philip-I.orentz,')b. October 
17, 1767; d. November 2, 1808, in lyebanon, Pa.; m. Anna 
Barbara Hetrick; b. March 3, 1776; d. May, 1842, in Leb- 
anon, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Samuel. 

a. David, d. 1876, in South Bend, Ind.; unm. 
Hi. William, resides in Plymouth, Ind.; m. Sarah Haart. 
iv. Philip, d. s. p. 

V. Bosanna, m. John George ; d. prior to 1822 ; and had issue 
(surname George) : William, Ann, Charles, Edward, 
David, and Sebecca. 

VII. Catharine Greenawalt,' (Philip-Lorentz,') b. July 
20, 1772, in Lebanon township, Lancaster, now Lebanon county, 
Pa.; d. September i, 1823, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. John Jacob 
Zinn, b. April 9, 1761 ; d. June i, 1832, in Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue (surname Zinn): 

13. i. Mizabeth, b. April 8, 1793 ; m. David S. Forney. 

a. John, b. 1806 ; d. August 26, 1868 ; m. Catharine Gulp, and 
issue : 

1. Mizabeth, m. Dr. John A. Stehley, and had issue. 

2. Catharine, m. David Hummel, and had issue. 

14. Hi. George, b. April 6, 1810 ; m. Anna Margaretta Miller. 

VIII. Leonard Greenawalt,'' (Philip-Lorentz,^ b. Jan- 
uary 21, 1775, in Lebanon township, Lancaster, now Lebanon 
county, Pa.; d. January 30, 1855, in Lebanon, Pa.; was a tan- 
ner by occupation ; was elected county treasurer in 1836 ; m., 
November 2, 1796, Catharine Pool, b. January 14, 1780, 
in New Hanover township, now Montgomery county. Pa.; d. 
December 18, 1850, in Lebanon, Pa.; dau. of John Pool and 
Mary Barbara Rotharmel.* They had issue : 

i. Sarah, b. December 27, 1797 ; d. February 4, 1859 ; m. 
Michael Fichthorn, b. January 4, 1788 ; d. September 
14, 1863, and had issue (surname Fichthorn): 
1. Augustus, m. Eliza Stover : and had issue : Amanda, 
Barbara, Mary, Sallie, Alcott, Frank, and Au- 

* John Pool, m., August 16, 1770, in Pottsgrove, Pa , Mary Bar- 
bara Rotharmel, b. April 1, 1751, in New Hanover township, Phila- 
delphia, now Montgomery county. Pa.; baptized by Rev. Henry 
Muhlenberg, of Falkner Swamp church ; daughter of Daniel and 
Elizabeth Rotharmel. 

Greenawalt of Lebanon. 307 

2. Catharine, m. Charles Moore ; and had issue (sur- 
name Moore): Emma- Clarissa. 

15. ii. Josiah, b. September 11, 1799; m. Mary Laub. 

in. George, b. 1801; d. in New Orleans, La.; m. Catharine 

Hauer ; no issue. 
iv. Maria-Barbara, b. 1803. 

V. Samuel, b. 1805 ; d. 1868 ; m. Maria Zimmerman; d. 1869 ; 
and had issue : 

1. Leonard-Thomas-Valvin, d. July 31, 1871. 

IX. Jacob Greenawalt,' (John-Philip,' Philip-I^orentz,') 
b. December 6, 1784, in Lebanon, Pa.; d. May 13, 1854, in 
Harrisburg, Pa.; learned the trade of a tanner, and in 18 10 
went to Harrisburg, Pa., where he became an extensive leather 
manufacturer ; was a man of energy and enterprise, and quite 
prominent in the early years of his adopted home ; m. Catha- 
rine Krause, b. March 20, 1789 ; d. June 3, 1864, in Harris- 
burg ; daughter of John Krause. They had issue : 

i. Lmisa-C, b. July 29, 1809 ; d. 1882 ; m. Philip Fisher, of 

Lebanon ; d. 1882. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. March 21, 1811 ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa. 
Hi. Theophilus-P., b. March 3, 1815 ; d. December 81, 1860. 
iv. Camilla, d. s. p. 

V. Theodore-!)., served in the army as paymaster ; resides in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

16. vi. Begina-Camilla, b. August 10, 1823 ; m. "William Calder. 
vii. Jacob, m. Julia Peifer. 

viii. Jeremiah-Krause, b. 1830; m., September 18, 1858, Anna L. 
Wolfersberger ; d. April 8, 1895 ; and had issue : 

1. William, b. 1859 ; died in infancy. 

2. Edwin-J., b. July 1, 1861. 

3. Begina-Calder, b. November 12, 1863. 

4. Jeremiah Krause, b. December 2, 1865 

X. Catharine Greenawalt,' (Christian,^ Philip-I^o- 
rentz,') b. 1790, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. August 30, 1859; m. 
John Brooks, b. March 18, 1778, at Carlisle, Pa.; d. December 
6, 1845, in Harrisburg, Pa.; son of John Brooks* and Sarah 

*JOHN Brooks, b. 1727, near Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, 
Ireland; d. December 7, 1803, at Elizabethtown, Lancaster county, 
Pa., buried at Harrisburg, Pa. His parents were descendants of 
what is known in Ireland as " Cromwellians," a people who have ever 
proved the most loyal subjects of England, and the history of Brit- 
ish arms is their patrimony. At the age of twenty-seven years we 

308 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Pardon ; he was educated in the schools of Paxtang, and at 
the age of eighteen went to I<ancaster to learn the trade of a 
gunsmith ; completing his apprenticeship, he returned to Har- 
risburg where he established himself in business ; he marched 
with his fellow-citizens to the defence of Baltimore, in the war 
of 1812-14 ; prior to the era of public improvement he erected 
a warehouse on the Susquehanna at Harrisburg, and was the 
factor for the Messrs. Coleman and others, pioneers in the iron 
industries of the State ; he served as a justice of the peace, 
and was burgess and assistant burgess of the borough of Har- 
risburg several terms ; was a member and trustee of the Pres- 
byterian church, and a man of iniiuence and strict integrity. 
They had issue (surname Brooks) : 

find him in His Majesty's service in the Enniskillen regiment of 
foot, as sergeant, served with that command in North America ; 
disabled by a wound in the left hand, June 8, 1767, and honorably 
discharged therefor. Left Montreal and went to Newburyport, in the 
Massachusetts colony, where he resided until the breaking out of the 
Revolutionary war. In 1775 he removed to Carlisle, Pa., and on the 
9th of January, 1776, he was commissioned second lieutenant in 
the Pennsylvania Line. During the occupancy of York by Congress 
in 1778, he was appointed, by General Gates, town major with rank 
of captain, and acting commissary of supplies. At the close of the 
war he was at Elizabeth town, Lancaster county, Pa., where he re- 
mained a brief period, subsequently returning to Carlisle. About 
1784, he removed to Paxtang near Harris' Perry, where he purchased 
land, and where he lived the remainder of his days. The Oracle of 
Dauphin, alluding to his death, says: "On Thursday his remains 
were brought to this place, and deposited by the side of his late con- 
sort, a daughter, and three grandchildren; Major Brooks was an 
old Revolutionary character, and for many years a peaceful and re- 
spectable inhabitant of this borough, as well as a distinguished mem- 
ber of the lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of this place." He 
was made a Mason in the year 1765, in Lodge 213, Registry of Ire- 
land, was Master of Lodge 205, in the Enniskillen regiment, and, at 
the home of his adoption, of lodge 21, at Harrisburg. Major Brooks 
married, January, 1767, in the city of Montreal, and Province of 
Quebec, by Rev. D. Chabrand De Lisle, chaplain to Montreal, Sarah 
Pardon, d. April 9, 1789, in Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter of Thomas 
Pardon, of Norwich, county Norfolk, England ; and had issue : 

i. Bebeeca, b. January 17, 1768, at Newburyport, Mass.; d. 
July 18, 1798; m., April 20, 1786, at Harrisburg, Pa., 
James Brooks, of Cumberland county. Pa., and whose 
descendants removed to Virginia and Tennessee. 

Greenawalt of Lebanon. 309 

i. Thomas, d. in infancy. 

ii. Sarah-ElizaheOi, d. July 5, 1887, at Bellevue, Pa. 

Hi. Mary-Catharine, d. January 29, 1893, at Bellevue, Pa. 

iv. Behecca, b. March 20, 1815, at Harrisburg, Pa. ; d. February 
5, 1875, In Philadelphia ; buried in Laurel Hill ceme- 
tery; m., at Carlisle, Pa., Gen. Horatio Hubbell, a 
member of the Philadelphia bar, an author of some 
prominence, and the proiector of the Atlantic cable ; 
and they had issue (surname Hubbell) : 

1. Frederick-Brooks, b. July 21, 1842, in Harrisburg, 

Pa.; studied law, and was admitted to Philadel- 
phia bar ; resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.; m., 1880, 
Ella Sherman Hubbell, of Canandaigua, N. Y., 
and had issue (surname Hubbell) : 
a. Stewart-Brooks, b. June 2, 1884. 

2. Bebecca, b., in Harrisburg, November 23, 1847; d. 

February 1, 1860. 

3. Julia, b. June 14, 1855, in Philadelphia ; d. Feb- 

ruary 4, 1860. 
V. DeWitt- Clinton, d. January 14, 1869 ; a lawyer at the Dau- 
phin county bar ; was a clerk to the Pennsylvania Leg- 
islature, and author of " Brooks' Manual." 
vi. Julia- Pardon, m., 1864, Boyle Irwin McClure, second son 
of William Denny McClure, of Allegheny county. Pa.; 
reside in Bellevue, near Pittsburgh, Pa.; and had issue 
(surname McClure) : 

ii. Elizabeth, b. April 20, 1770; d. October 6, 1772, at New- 
buryport, Mass. 

Hi. Nicholas, b. August 7, 1772, at Newburyport, Mass.; d. Sep- 
tember 17, 1777, at Carlisle, Pa. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. June 2, 1775, at Carlisle, Pa.; m. Thomas 
Blocher ; resided near Waynesboro', Franklin county, 
Pa.; left a large family. 

V. John, b. March 18, 1778, at Carlisle, Pa. 

vi. Thomas, b. August 6, 1780, at Carlisle, Pa.; d. December 
7, 1807, at Harrisburg, Pa.; was a clock and watch- 
maker ; m. Martha Ramsey ; daughter of John Ramsey, 
of Carlisle ; and had issue : 

1. Clatissa, m. Henry S. Baugher, president of Penn- 

sylvania College, Gettysburg ; and left issue. 

2. John Bamsey, d. I860 ; learned merchandising ; was 

purser's clerk in the U. S. Navy during the Mex- 
ican war ; settled at Pensacola, Florida ; became 
a member of the State Senate ; m. a lady from 
Strasburg, Germany, and left one son. 

310 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. John-Brooks, b. September 27, 1865. 

2. William-Irwin, b. September 28, 1867. 

XI. Cassandra GrbEnawalt,' (Christian,' Philip-Lo- 
rentz,') b. December 9, 1794, in Harrisburg, Pa.; baptized 
March 19, 1795, by Rev. Henry Miiller ; d. October 15, 1873, 
in Harrisburg, Pa.; m. George Ackerman ; d. at Harris- 
burg, Pa. They had issue (surname Ackerman) : 

i. Ann-Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1821 ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa., 
m., November 19, 1839, by Rev. JohnH. Smaltz, William 
Weidler, b. 1819, at Lancaster, Pa.; d. July 31, 1845, at 
Harrisburg ; and had issue (surname Weidler): 

1. George, b. January 19, 1841. 

2. William-Frederick, b. February 21, 1846 ; d. October 

10, 1846. 

XII. Margaret Greenawalt,' (Christian,'' Philip-Lo- 
rentz,*) b. in 1796, in Harrisburg; d. March 28, 1839; m. 
Samuel Swartz, b. November 30, 1786; d. August 7, 1842, 
in Harrisburg, Pa., and with his wife there buried. He was 
the son of Ludwig Swartz, and born in Berks county. Pa., 
from whence his father removed, about 1789, to York county. 
The latter was a substantial farmer. They had issue (surname 

i. Frederick-Kelker, b. March 21, 1819 ; many years a lumber 
merchant ; served as member of the council of the city 
of Harrisburg, Pa., where he resides; m., October 15, 
1851, Catharine Z. Hotfer, b. January 18, 1828, at Car- 
lisle, Pa.; d. November 4, 1887 ; and had issue (surname 

1. Samuel-M., b. September 4, 1852 ; d. May 22, 1887. 

2. Mary-Kepner, d, August 11, 1855. 

3. Frederick-Kelker. 

4. Catharine- Elizabeth, m. J. McReiley; and have 


5. Margaretta-G. 

6. Georgiana, d. July 20, 1869. 

a. Mizabeth-Maria, b. January 9, 1821 ; d. July 16, 1821. 
Hi. George W., b. January 17. 1822; d. April 25, 1885, in Har- 
risburg, Pa.; m. Emma L. Dietrick, and had issue (sur- 
name Swartz): 

1. Benjamin. 

2. Franklin. 

iv. Margaret Eleanora, b. February 11, 1825 ; d. Dec. 5, 1825. 

Greenawalt of Lebanon. 311 

V. Samuel-Christian, b. October 20, 1827 ; d. July 28, 1828. 
vi. Juliana, b. July 31, 1834; d. September 18, 1834. 

XIII. Elizabeth Zinn,' (Catharine,'' Philip-Lorentz,') b. 
April 9, 1793, in Lebanon, Pa.; d. March 21, 1816; buried in 
Harrisburg, Pa.; m. David Shriver Forney, b. November 4, 
1787; d. December 25, 1839, in Carlisle, Pa.; and had issue 
(surname Forney): 

i. John-Zinn, b. October 26, 1812 ; d. March 4, 1859, unm., in 
Liberia, while American consul there ; was a surgeon 
in the Mexican war. 
ii. Catharine, b. October 1, 1815, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m., 
March 20, 1834, Daniel Zaoharias ; a prominent minis- 
ter of the Reformed Church ; was pastor of the congre- 
gation at Frederick city, Md., forty years, and there 
closed his life's labors ; they had issue, all bom in Fred- 
erick, Md. (surname Zacharias): 

1. Granville, d. 1875, in Colorado. 

2. John-Forney, resides in Cumberland, Md. 

3. Elizabeth-Turbot, b. June 14, 1840 ; m.. May 22, 

1866, Thomas Justus Dunott, b. May 29, 1831, in 
Philadelphia; d. May 19, 1893; son of Dr. 
Justus Dunott and Sidney Paul Lancaster. 
Dr. Dunott graduated from the medical depart- 
ment of the University of Pennsylvania ; located 
in 1870 at Harrisburg, Pa., where he became 
prominent in his profession ; he was one of the 
surgeons to the City Hospital, and a member of 
the County, State and National Medical Asso- 
ciations ; and had issue (surname Dunott): 

a. Justus, b. June 5, 1867, in Frederick, Md. 

6. Baniel-Zaeharias, b. February 11, 1870, in 
Frederick, Md.; a physician. 

c. Catharine-Forney, b. June 13, 1872, in Fred- 

erick, Md. 

d. SyAney-Paul-Lancaster, b. April 3, 1874, in 

Harrisburg, Pa. 

4. Jane, resides in Baltimore, Md. 

5. Laurence-Brenxjel, of New York city. 

6. Merle-Herbine, d. s. p. 

7. Oeorge-Merle, a minister in the Reformed Church. 

8. Edwin-Daniel, of Cumberland, Md. 

9. William, of New York city. 

XIV. George Zinn,' (Catharine,' Philip-Lorentz,^ b. April 
6, 1810, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. January 21, 1878, in Harris- 

312 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

burg, and there buried ; received a fair English education, and 
learned the trade of a tanner with his father, who had estab- 
lished a large business, and to which the son eventually suc- 
ceeded and successfully carried on for over thirty years ; served 
in several local offices, and, in whatever trusts confided, was 
faithful; m., April 19, 1836, Anna- Margarbtta Mii:,i,er, 
daughter of John Jacob Miller and Elizabeth Beader ; resides 
in Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue (surname Zinn): 

i. Mary, b. 1837 ; m., December 20, 1864, William Henry 
Eckels, b. February 11, 1831, paymaster U. S. Army, re- 
tired, 1894 ; and had issue {surname Eckels): 

1. Charles-Burd, b. January 1, 1866. 

2. Harry, b. April 1, 1873. 

3. George-Zinn, b. January 22, 1875. 

4. Mary, b. May 2, 1881. 

ii. John, m., September 9, 1875, Alice M. Wickersham, daugh- 
ter of Cadwalader Wickersham ; and had issue (surname 
1. MauriceC, b. 1879. 
in. George, m., June 22, 1876, Nannie R. Rogers, of Wilming- 
ton, Del.; and had issue (surname Zinn): 

1. May-B., b. 1879 ; d. 1892, in London. 

2. George, b. 1883. 

iv. Amy, d. February 10, 1888; m., October 28, 1869, George 
Hamilton Smith ; and had issue (surname Smith): 

1. Fanny-Miller, b. August 25, 1870. 

2. Edgar-Zinn, b. May 11, 1880. 
V. Catharine, d. s. p. 

vi. Charles, d. s. p. 

vii. Margey, m., March 22, 1883, J. Ross Swartz, b. January 26, 

1857, in McVeytown, Pa.; graduated from Hahnemann 

Medical College, Philadelphia, in March, 1879 ; reside 

in Harrisburg, Pa.; and had issue (surname Swartz): 

1. Matilda, b. September 1, 1888 ; d. February 10, 1889. 

XV. JosiAH Greenawalt,' (I,eonard,=' Philip-I,orentz,') b. 
September 11, 1799; d. March 7, 1865, in I^ebanon, Pa.; was 
in early life a merchant, but afterwards associated as partner 
with his father in the tanning business; m., August 22, 1821, 
by Rev. Philip Pauli, of Reading, Mary I,aub, b. June 24,' 
1800; d. October 31, 1880; daughter of Michael and Mary 
I^aub, of Berks county. Pa. They had issue : 

i. Dr. John, b. September 11, 1822 ; d. August 24, 1866 ; m. 
Sallie Mason, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and had issue. 

Greenawali of Lebanon. 313 

ii. Wilhelmina-M., b. February 16, 1825; d. August 25, 1877; 

iii. Lorenzo- Leonard, b. January 6, 1827, at Lebanon, Pa.; was 
educated in the schools of the town and at the old Leba- 
non Academy; learned tanning and leather-dressing, the 
former of which occupations he followed many years ; 
made two trips across the plains to the Pacific coast — 
one in 1852, when the undertaking was a hazardous one, 
the other in 1871 ; during the war for the Union he was 
captain of company E, 127th regiment, Pennsylvania 
Volunteers, subsequently in the 2tJth regiment, Penn- 
sylvania militia, as major ; and participated in the bat- 
tles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettys- 
burg ; was assistant burgess of Lebanon borough, and, 
in 1884-5, a mail agent in the Government employ. 
Major Greenawalt m., September 15, 1881, Anna Gorgas, 
b. in Stillwater, Minn.; daughter of Colonel Adam 

iv. Josiah, b. September 11, 1828. 

V. Catharine, b. December 3, 1831. 

XVI. Regina Camil,la Greenawalt,* (Jacob,' John- 
Philip,'' Philip-I<orentz,^) b. August lo, 1823, in Harrisburg, 
Pa., and there resides; m.. May 4, 1848, Wii,IvIAm Calder, 
b. July 31, 1821; d. July 19, 1880, in Harrisburg, Pa.; son 
of William Calder (1788-1861) and Mary Kirkwood (1790- 
1858). With only a limited education, he was inducted into 
the business of his father at an early age. When only sixteen 
he was placed in charge of the Philadelphia packet from 
Columbia to Pittsburgh. In 1851 he assumed the entire man- 
agement of his father's affairs, and in 1857 undertook the com- 
pletion of the Lebanon Valley railroad, employed six hundred 
men, finished the road and paid his men in full. In 1858, he 
became a member of the well-known banking firm of Cameron, 
Calder & Co., which afterwards became the first National Bank 
of Harrisburg, of which Mr. Calder was chosen president. The 
same year he was elected a director of the Northern Central 
railway, and was active in preserving Pennsylvania's interests 
in that corporation. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he 
rendered the government important service through his large 
knowledge in the purchase of horses, and supplied the govern- 
ment with no less than forty-two thousand horses and sixty- 

314 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

seven thousand mules, establishing the price ($i 25 and $1 17.50) 
so low as to effect a very great saving to the Government in 
this department. Mr. Calder was always foremost in the pro- 
motion of industrial enterprises. He was one of the founders 
of the Harrisburg Car Works, the Lochiel Rolling Mills, the 
Harrisburg Cotton Mills, Foundry and Machine Works, the 
Fire-Brick Works, the Pennsylvania Steel Works, etc. In 
1873 he was appointed by Governor Hartranft a trustee of the 
Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital, and reappointed in 1876. 
In 1876 he was appointed by the same Governor a member of 
the commission to devise a plan for the government of cities, 
and in 1880, just prior to his death, was elected a director of 
the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. For 
many years he ably officiated in the management of city affairs 
through its councils, and his social qualities gathered about 
him a host of warm personal friends. He was among the 
founders of the Harrisburg Hospital and the Grace Methodist 
Episcopal church, of which he was an attendant. He was 
formerly a Whig, latterly a Republican, and influential in local 
and State politics, and one of the Presidential electors in 1876. 
They had issue (surname Calder) : 

i. Edmund- Kirkwood, b. June 21, 1849 ; d. December 31, 1862. 
ii. William-Jacob, b. October 1, 1853 ; m. Jessie Remington, 

daughter of Eliphalet Remington, of Ilion, N. Y. ; and 

had issue (surname Calder) : 

1. Helen. 

2. Ethel- Kirkwood. 

Hi. Catharine- Krause, b. July 27, 1857 ; d. s. p., at Baltimore, 
Md.; bur. at Harrisburg ; m. William Robert Turner, 
of Kent, England, an Episcopalian minister. 

iv. Theodore-Greenawalt, b. December 2, 1860. 

V. Begina, b. July 27, 1862 ; m. Ehrman B. Mitchell ; and had 
issue (surname Mitchell), Ehrman-B. 

vi. Mary-Kirkwood, b. April 10, 1865. 

The Family of Hamilton. 315 


[The original record of John Hamilton (1702- 1755) com- 
mences with the words, "Colerain, 161 2." About this time, 
county Colerain became ' ' Derrj', ' ' and the city of ' ' I<ondon- 
derry, ' ' in what is known in the State papers as ' ' the settle- 
ment of Ulster," in Ireland. Thus the ancestry of this family 
obtained a portion of the 150,000 acres granted, in 1609, to the 
English and Scots of Colerain, when England determined to 
reclaim the north of Ireland by allotting forfeited lands to 
"servitors." Prior to 1617 these, generally Scots gentry be- 
came owners of the soil. Mrs. Judge McLean, born Sarah 
Bella Chambers Ludlow, of Cincinnati, who married, first, 
Hon. Jeptha D. Garrard, of Kentucky; secondly, Hon. John 
McLean, of Ohio, Postmaster General and Justice of the 
Supreme Court of the United States, thus writes of her 
maternal ancestry: "The maiden name of my grandmother 
Chambers was Catharine Hamilton. She was the daughter of 
John Hamilton and Isabella Potter. The coat-of-arms and 
records of John Hamilton's descent were carefully preserved 
by the family of my grandfather. General Chambers, for many 
years after his marriage to Catharine Hamilton, as a cherished 
relic; but in the infancy of the American Republic, and the 
essential and consistent training of the distinguished patriot 
and his accomplished wife, the children were taught to abhor 
aristocracy or anything like it, the proofs of these honors be- 
came playthings, and eventually disappeared." The American 
history of this family will be learned in what follows. It is 
not necessary to repeat details of the connection with its Scotch 
and Irish ancestry.] 

I. James Hamilton,^ b. 1670; d. 1716; and Katharine, 
his wife, emigrated from Lanarkshire, Scotland, to the ' ' free 
lands of Ulster," in Ireland, where he became " a considerable 
land-holder. ' ' An only child was born to them on the banks 
of the Foyle. 

316 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

II. John Hamii<ton,' (James,') b. January, 1702, "in 
Colerain," Ireland; d. June 5, 1755. and is buried at New 
I^ondon Cross-roads, Chester county. Pa. By will, he left a 
farm to his daughter, Katharine, and a farm and mill to his 
son, John, in then Cumberland, now Perry and Juniata coun- 
ties. Pa. He was a respectable and intelligent man, of means 
and standing. He resided on a farm in Chester county. Pa., 
which he purchased in 1742, a short time after his arrival in 
this country. At the period of his second marriage he was a 
well-established farmer and miller. The family have preserved 
no account of the personal appearance of John Hamilton, as 
he died when his only son John was a lad of six years of age, 
and his daughter Katharine a young girl of fifteen ; but it has 
been told by her to her children, that he " was stoutly built, 
of handsome stature, florid complexion, and a Presbyterian." 
His will is dated May 31, i755> and is recorded in Chester 
county. He m., first, January 6, 1735, by the Rev. Baptist 
Boyd, of Aghalow, Isabeli^a Potter, b. 1710; d. Friday, 
September 25, 1741, on shipboard, and buried at New Castle, 
September 26, 1741. She was sister of John Potter, who emi- 
grated with John Hamilton to America ' ' on the ship Donegal, 
arriving at New Castle, on the Delaware, Friday, September 
25, 1741-" Mr. Potter was the first sheriff of Cumberland 
county, and the ancestor of Major General James Potter of the 
Revolution. They had issue : 

i. James, b. Friday, November 27, 1736, d. s. p. 
ii. Katharine, b. Monday, December 18, 1738 ; d. January 14, 

1820 ; m. Gen. James Chambers, of the Revolution. 
in. John, b. Tuesday, September 30, 1740 ; d. Sunday, October 
17, 1741, and is buried " at Archibald Beard's, in Mill 
Creek Hundred, New Castle county, Del." 

John Hamilton m., secondly, in January, 1748, by Rev. 
Francis Alison, D.D., of New lYondon, Chester county, Pa., 
Jane Allen,* b. 1715; d. February 4, 1791, and is buried 
at Harrisburg. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary 

*The looking-glass, a wedding present from Captain Thomas Allen, 
R. N., to his sister Jane, is in the possession of her descendant, 
A. Boyd Hamilton, at Harrisburg ; as also a silhoutte taken in old 

The Family of Hamilton. 317 

Allen, granddaughter of Captain Thomas Allen, of " His 
Majesty's ship Quaker, on the Chesapeake bay in 1684, and 
commander in the Virginia waters. ' ' She was a woman of un- 
usual force of character, and educated with great care. They 
had issue : 
8. iv. John, b. June 17, 1749 ; m. Margaret Alexander. 

Mrs. Hamilton married, a second time, John Mitchell, an 
Irish gentleman, who died many years before her. By this 
marriage there was no issue. 

III. John Hamilton,' (John,' James,^) b. June 17, 1749, 
in New IvOndon, Chester county. Pa; d. August 28, 1793, 
at Harrisburg, Pa. Under the will of his father he in- 
herited a "plantation and fulling-mill, bought of James I<ong, 
on Shearman creek, in Cumberland county," (Perry county). 
He was educated principally in the celebrated academy of Rev. 
Mr. Alison, Chester county. "When upon a visit to his patri- 
mony in the Juniata region, he was attracted to the superior 
excellence of a tract of land called ' ' Fermanagh, ' ' now in 
Juniata county. He purchased it. On the Shearman's creek 
farm Hugh Alexander was his adjoining neighbor ; he became 
attached to his daughter, and at twenty-three years of age he 
married her ; established himself at ' ' Fermanagh, ' ' and erected 
a large stone mansion. This house is standing. It has been 
occupied by himself, his son John, and a grandson, Hugh 
Hamilton. He became, by successful industry, and in right of 
his mother, Jane Allen Hamilton, of great fortune for his day. 
The inventory of personal property at his death, in 1793, makes 
his effects in money, ;£^7,500. At that moment he had active 
enterprises of various kinds in full operation — at Lost creek, 
at Fermanagh, in Shearman's valley, and at Harrisburg. He 
was one of the original lot-holders at Harrisburg. One of his 
largest houses was that at the south-east corner of the Market 
square ; another on his lot. Front street and Raspberry alley. 
In 1792 he employed at his warehouse and stores, on what is 
now Mulberry street, between Second and Third streets, "as 
many as fifteen mules, and a far greater number of horses, 
upon which he sent nails and salt and other merchandise to 
Pittsburgh." Sending nails to Pittsburgh at this date would 

318 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

be reversing the usual course of trade. He was one of the last 
of those in the interior who held slaves, a half dozen in all. 
All but one continued in the family until the death of his 
widow, not as slaves, but as free laborers on the farms. Mr. 
Hamilton was a sergeant in Captain Gibson's company. Col. 
Wilson's battalion of Cumberland county associators in 1776; 
captain of a company in Colonel Samuel I^yon's battalion in 
August, 1777 ; and also captain in Colonel Buchanan's battalion 
in 1778, and was out in two campaigns, 1776 and 1781 . In the 
family records of the McAlisters, of Lost Creek, Juniata, one 
of whom married a granddaughter of Captain Hamilton, we 
have the following narrative : ' ' The American army, Decem- 
ber, 1776, shattered, disheartened and decreasing daily, were 
making precipitate retreat across Jersey into Pennsylvania, 
before the victorious army of Howe and Cornwallis. In this 
gloomy hour a meeting of the people was called at the farm 
of Mr. William Sharon within a couple of miles of Mr. Hugh 
McAlister's, near the present town of Mexico, to consult and 
devise measures to reinforce Washington and the army. All 
the neighbors below the Narrows met. John Hamilton, of 
Fermanagh, was made chairman. It was unanimously agreed 
to raise a company of mounted men. All were young men, 
with younger families, but they did not hesitate. They agreed 
to march. Hamilton pledged himself to start immediately, 
then McAlister and Sharon. The former was chosen captain, 
the latter lieutenants, and in two days they were off, more than 
eighty strong, riding the first day to the mouth of the Swatara, 
over snow many inches in depth. They reached camp, on the 
Pennsylvania side, below Trenton, the day after the. Hessians 
were captured. ' ' None but men with their whole hearts in the 
cause would have made such a dreary march in a most inclem- 
ent winter, unless thoroughly in earnest. This was the senti- 
ment that actuated all the frontier settlers. In 1793 Harris- 
burg was scourged by a pestilence resembling yellow fever, an 
epidemic that then prevailed at Philadelphia, Baltimore and 
New York. One of its victims was Mr. Hamilton. He m., 
in December, 1772, Margarkt Albxandbr, b. March 17, 
1754, in Shearman's Valley, Cumberland, now Perry county. 

The Family of Hamilton. 319 

Pa.; d. August 22, 1835, at " Fermanagh," Juniata county, 
Pa.; daughter of Hugh Alexander and Martha Edmeston. 
They had issue :* 

4. i. Jean, b. June 1, 1774 , m. John Kean. 

n. Martha, b. August 5, 1776; d. March. 10, 1830; m. James 

Alricks, (see Alrichs record). 
Hi. [A son] b. February 1, 1781 ; d. March, 1781. 

5. iv. John, b. September 10, 1782 ; m. Francisca Blair Edmeston. 

6. V. Hugh, b. June 30, 1785 ; m. Rosanna Boyd. 
vi. Mary, b. December 30, 1787 ; d. in infancy. 

7. vii. Margaret, b. August 12, 1789 ; m. Moses Maclean. 

8. via. Katharine-Allen, b. November 13, 1792 ; m. Jacob Spangler- 

Mrs. Margaret (Alexander) Hamilton, m., secondly, in 1795, 
Andrew Mitchel, b. November i, 1754, in Dublin, Ireland; 
d. December 21, 1825, in Harrisburg, Pa. He served as an 
ofl&cer in the War of the Revolution, having arrived in America 
in 1774. After the war taught school. He was an accom- 
plished scholar, highly esteemed in social and public life ; was 
cautious and methodical in his business, and precise in training 
pupils, his own and his numerous step-children. They had 
issue (surname Mitchel): 

i. Jane-Alexander, b. July 17, 1799; d. Februarys, 1876; m., 
November 29, 1819, Dr. Thomas "Whiteside, b. October 
31, 1790 ; a son of John Whiteside and Mary Elton ; 
and had issue (surname Whiteside): 

* In a Bible presented to Martha Edmeston Alexander, mother of 
Margaret Hamilton, in 1732, we have the following ; 

"2?ecord of John and Margaret {Alexander) Hamilton, T772. 

"Jean Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton, was born on the first 
day of June 1774 on Juniata. 

"Martha Hamilton, was born on the fifth day of August, 1776 in 
|l"The first Boy was born Feb. 1 1781— on Juniata, died in March. 

"John Hamilton was born September the 10th day 1782 at nine 
o'clock in the morning — at Fermanagh. 

" Hugh Hamilton was Born the 30th day of June 1785 at two o'clock 
in the morning — at Fermanagh. 

"Mary Hamilton born the 30th of Dec. 1787— Died at Harrisburg. 

"Margaret Hamilton was born the 11th day of August, at four 
o'clock in the morning, 1789 — at Harrisburg. 

" Kitty Allen Hamilton was born the 13th day of November at four 
o'clock in the afternoon 1792 — in Paxton." 

320 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. Margaret-MUchel, m. Dr. A. C. Stees, of Union 

county, Pa.; and had issue (surname Stees): 
a. Marion. 

6. Jane- Whiteside, m. Captain Joseph R. Orwig ; 
and had issue (surname Orwig): Margaret- 
Mitehel, Mary-Gilbert, Clara-Beaver, Joseph- 
Balph, Louisa-Hayes, and Beuben-Qeorge. 

c. Thomas- Whiteside. 

d. Clarence, m. Elizabeth Bowers, of Orrstown, 

Franklin county. Pa. ; no issue. 

e. John-Irvine, m. Anna Armstrong ; and had 

Harry- A rmstrong. 

f. Herman-Alrichs, m. Minnie Sheldon, of Bev- 

erly, N. J. 

g. Abraham-Cypher. 

2. Philip- Syng-Phy sick, m. Mary E. Simpson ; and had 

issue : Amelia, Jane, William, and Elder. 

3. Mary-Elton, m. William B. Brandon, of Adams 

county. Pa.; and had issue (surname Brandon): 
Jane-Whiteside, Katharine-Hamilton, Ellen, and 
i. Jane-Gordon, m. Leigh R. Baugher, of Adams 
county, Pa.; and had issue (surname Baugher): 
Mary-Whiteside, Thomas- Brooks, and Henry-Lewis. 

IV. Jean Hamii<ton,* (John,' John,' James,') b. June i, 
1774; d. March 20, 1847, at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., Decem- 
ber 10, 1789, by Rev. Mr. Hoge, of Carlisle, John Kean, b. 
October 3, 1762, in Philadelphia; d. December 9, 1818, in 
Harrisburg, Pa.; son of John Kean [1728-1801] and Mary 
Dunlop [1728-1819]. His father removed to what is now 
Dauphin county, Pa., in 1775. In 1780, he entered the 
Revolutionary service, and was with the army until after the 
capitulation of Yorktown. Upon his discharge he was placed 
with James Clunie, a merchant at Hummelstown, second 
sheriff of Dauphin county, at a salary of one hundred dollars a 
year and boarding. In this period he taught himself conveyanc- 
ing and surveying. In 1785 he located at Harrisburg, in part- 
nership with Mr. Clunie. In 1788 he was one of the members of 
the famous ' ' Harrisburg Conference . " He was one of the man- 
agers of the first library company, established in 1787, and the 
same year elected a commissioner of the county ; one of the 
trustees of the Harrisburg Academy, 1788 ; treasurer of the 
Presbyterian congregation in 1790 ; chosen captain of the first 

The Family of Hamilton. 321 

volunteer company upon the resignation of General Hanna, 
and president of the first fire company, and in 1792 appointed 
an associate judge. In 1796 Mr. Kean purchased, with John 
Elder, Jr., New Market forge, about three miles from Palmyra, 
and removed thence. Was elected to the State Senate, and 
re-elected in 1 798 , serving until 1 802 . In 1 805 he was appointed 
by Governor McKean register general, serving for three years. 
He removed to Philadelphia in 18 10, was a merchant there, 
returned to Harrisburg in 1813, was again appointed justice of 
the peace by Governor Snyder, which oflBce he filled until his 
death. Judge Kean married in 1786 Mary Whitehii,i<, 
daughter of Robert Whitehill, of Cumberland county. By 
her he had one daughter, Eleanor, who m., first, March 24, 
1808, William Patton, M. D., son of Thomas Patton and 
Eleanor Fleming, b. in 1775, in Derry township, I,ancaster, 
now Dauphin county, Pa.; d. March 30, 1816. Mrs. Patton 
m., secondly. Christian Spayd, and left descendants. By his 
second wife, Jean Hamilton, there was issue (surname Kean) : 
ii. John, b. January 21, 1795, d. s. p. 
in. Louisa, b, August, 1799 ; d. October 26, 1885, at Harrisburg, 

Pa.; m. General Samuel Power, of Beaver, d. July 3, 

1836 ; and left one daughter, d. s. p. 
iv. Margaret-Hamilton, b. February 17, 1806 ; d. October 11, 

1865 ; unm. 
V. Jane-Duffield, b. January 2, 1809 ; d. October 27, 1885 ; unm. 

V. John Hamilton,* (John,' John,' James,^ b. September 
10, 1782, at Fermanagh, Juniata county. Pa.; d. June 2, 1851, 
at Fermanagh, and is buried at Mifittintown. He received a 
careful education at Harrisburg, and was sent to Dickinson 
College, where he graduated. The estate of "Fermanagh" 
coming to him by inheritance, he resided on the ancestral farm 
until his death. Mr. Hamilton m., by Rev. Francis Hyndman, 
February 14, 1805, Francesca Bi^air Edmbston, b. in Chester 
county. Pa.; d. March 6, 1818, at Fermanagh; daughter of 
Dr. Samuel Edmeston and Martha Blair.* They had issue : 

* Martha Blair was a daughter of Rev. Samuel Blair, D.D. Dr. 
Edmeston was a son of David, and grandson of David and Margaret 
Edmeston, who came to Maryland in 1647. Mrs. Edmeston was a 
granddaufifhter of Lawrence Van Hook, a judge under the Dutch rule 
in New York. 

322 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. SamuelrEdmeston, b. November 14, 1805 ; d. December 18, 
1847 ; m. Sarah Hawk, and had Francesca-Blair, m. Jacob 
Godshal, John- Andrew, Mary, SarahrHawk, d. s. p., and 
Margaret, m. Wellington Smith. 

a. John-And/rew, b. June 27, 1807 ; d. February 22, 1840, s. p. 

Hi. EughrAkxander, b. October 30, 1808 ; d. s. p. 

iv. MargaretrMitcliel, b. October 27, 1810 ; d. July 22, 1838 ; m. 
John Alexander ; no issue. 

V. Martha-Edmeston, b. March 16, 1812; d. July 25, 1833, s. p. 

m. Thomas-Allen, b. August 17, 1818 ; d. October 28, 1820, s. p. 

vii. Francesca-Blair, b. May 16, 1815 ; m., first, Hon. Amos Gus- 
tine ; secondly, Dr. James Frow ; no issue. 
9. viii. Hugh, b. October 16, 1816 ; m., first, Sarah Gettys Mc- 
Dowell ; secondly, Sarah Ann Kloss. 

ix. Van-Uook, b. March 4, 1818: d. Septembers, 1848, s. p. 

VI. Hugh Hamilton,* (John,' John," James,') b. June 30, 
1785, at Fermanagh, Juniata county, Pa.; d. September 3, 
1836, at Harrisburg, Pa. He received a careful preparatory 
education at Harrisburg, and with his brother John was sent 
to Dickinson College, where he graduated. He studied law 
under Thomas Elder, and was admitted to the Dauphin 
county bar in 1805. At the time of his admission to the bar 
Judge Henry had ordered the prothonotary to issue commis- 
sions on parchment. Accordingly the descendants of the young 
lawyer have his commission " on parchment," issued 21st of 
June, 1805, signed by "Joshua Elder, Pro'thy, by order of 
the Court," with the seal of the county attached. In 1808, 
Mr. Hamilton edited and published The Times, at Lancaster, 
and upon the removal of the seat of government to Harrisburg, 
with William Gillmor, The Harrisburg Chronicle, the leading 
and influential newspaper at the State capital for twenty years. 
The Chronicle was the first paper in Pennsylvania which gave 
full and systematic legislative reports. Mr. Hamilton was a 
vigorous and polished writer, and his editorials and letters 
models of elegant composition, and much of it has been pre- 
served. For a quarter of a century he wielded considerable 
political influence through his newswaper. He was an active 
and enterprising citizen, twice chief burgess of Harrisburg, fre- 
quently a member of its council, and highly esteemed in social 
intercourse. Mr. Hamilton m. , January 6, 1807, by Rev. James 
Snodgrass, of Hanover church, Rosanna Boyd, b. December 

The Family of Hamilton. 323 

I, 1786, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. April 17, 1872, at Harrisburg, 
and there buried ; daughter of Adam Boyd and Jeanette Mac- 
Farlane.* They had issue : 

♦Adam Boyd, son of John Boyd and Elizabeth Young, was a native 
of Northampton county, Pa., born in 1746. His ancestors were of 
that sturdy and fearless race, who, after winning religious liberty at 
home, braved the perils of the ocean and a life in the wilds of Amer- 
ica, that they might establish civil and religious freedom in the New 
World. The ancestor of this family was Adam Boyd, an officer of the 
rank of captain in the army sent by Charles I. to Ireland, on the roll 
of Scottish division June 5, 1649. As was usual in Scotland, one of 
the sons, Adam (2) went into the Church ; his son Adam (3) was also 
a Presbyterian clergyman. Early in 1 714, his son John (4) and a 
younger brother, Rev. Adam Boyd, left their native land, Scotland, 
arriving at Philadelphia in the summer of that year. John m., the 
year following, Jane Craig, daughter of Thomas Craig, and subse- 
quently became (1728) one of the first emigrants to the " Irish Settle- 
ment," now in Northampton county. His son John, born in Philadel- 
phia in 1716, m., in 1744, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Young, 
"an Ulster baronet. Their eldest son was Adam Boyd, the subject of 
this sketch. He learned the trade of a carpenter, and was following that 
avocation when the War of the Revolution called to arms. When the 
State of Pennsylvania had formed its little navy for the protection of 
the ports of Delaware, in 1776, Adam Boyd received his first commis- 
sion. In 1777 he was honorably discharged. He at once entered the 
army proper, holding the same rank therein. He was at the battles 
of Brandywine and Germantown, with two of his brothers, one of 
whom, John, was killed in the latter engagement. Subsequently, 
Lieut. Boyd acted as " master of wagons," with the rank of captain, 
and as such remained with the army until the surrender of Yorktown. 
Paesing Harris Ferry, in the spring of 1782, to the home of his mother, 
near Newvillo, Mr. Boyd was struck with the immense advantages 
offered by the location of the proposed town. He subsequently pur- 
chased of the proprietor a lot on the corner of Second and Mulbej-ry 
streets. In 1784 he became a permanent resident. Under the first 
charter of Harrisburg in 1791 he was chosen a burgess. In 1792 he 
was elected treasurer of the county, and held the office until 1806, when 
he declined a re-election. In 1809 Mr. Boyd was elected a director of 
the poor, and during his term of office the county poorhouse and mill 
were erected under his direction. He d. on the 14th of May, 1814 ; 
was interred in the Presbyterian graveyard, of which he was an elder. 
In private trusts Mr. Boyd was frequently employed. His correspon- 
dence and accounts are precise and methodical, particularly the care 
with which he managed the estate of the younger William Maclay. 

324 Pennsylvania Omealogies. 

10. i. Adam-Bmjd, b. September 17, 1808; in., first, Catharine 

Louisa Naudain ; secondly, Isabella Moore Hays. 
a. Alexander, b. October 4, 1810 ; d. June 5, 187-3, unm. 

11. in. John, b. October 21, 1815 ; m. Amanda Jane Thomason. 

iv. Thomas-AUen, b. February 14, 1818 ; d. December 14, 1874. 
He received a good education, and learned the trade of 
a printer in his father's office, at which he worked until 
he received the appointment of an assistant engineer 
on the State Canals, under Col. James Worrall, but 
soon abandoned both avocations, in order to join a 
brother in a business, which they successfully prose- 
cuted until his death. He served as a member of the city 
councils of Harrisburg a longer continuous period than 
any other citizen has ever done, being elected for about 
twenty years in succession, generally without serious 
opposition, although many epochs of great public ex- 
citement intervened to produce fierce and close political 
contests. His neighbors never failed to ascertain his 
political opinions, yet, whether voting for or against 
him, they rejoiced to know that he was their represen- 
tative and the leader of the municipal legislature. In 
the language of a contemporary, " Mr. Hamilton, in his 
intercourse with his fellow citizens, was courteous to 
all, liberal to the poor, positive in opinion, methodical 
in business, reticent, deliberate, but prompt in judg- 
ment." His integrity was never impeached in public 
or private transactions. He died, unmarried, at Har- 
risburg, in the same house in which he was born. 
V. Margaret, b. February 2, 1820 ; d. April 27, 1876 ; m. Hon. 
Hugh Nelson McAlister, of Bellefonte, Pa. ; no issue. 

vi. Andrew-MUchel, b. April 9, 1822; d. May 16, 1827. 

In person he was five feet eight inches in height, a stout, healthy, 
florid man, dark brown hair and eyes. At fifty-years of age he had 
no gray hairs. He is rated on the " Mill Purchase " at £23 2s., being 
the fourth highest assessment upon that curious record. Mr. Boyd 
m., 1784, Jeannette Macfarlane, b. June 23, 1764; d. December 4, 1790, 
buried at Harrisburg ; daughter of Patrick Macfarlane and Rosanna 
Howard, (b. 1735.) Patrick Macfarlane, b. 1727, son of James Mac- 
farlane and Jeannette Buchanan, daughter of Robert Buchanan ; 
James, b. in Scotland, December 24, 1695, came to America in 1717; 
m., in 1724, in Pequea, now Lancaster county, and d. October 31, 1770, 
buried at Meeting House Spring, near Carlisle. The only descendent 
of Adam Boyd and Jeannette was Rosanna Boyd, who m. Hugh Ham- 

The Family of Hamilton. 325 

vii. William,, b. February 10, 1824 ; an attorney residing in 
Bellefonte, Pa. ; was in active service in the war of the 

mii. Catharine-Jane, b. June 80, 1826 ; d. November 11, 1826. 
to. Hvgh, b. August 9, 1828; d. January 28, 1830. 

VII. Margaret Hamilton,* (John," John,' James,^) b. 
August 12, 1789, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. November 18, 1814, 
at Harrisburg, and their buried; m., April 18, 1809, MosES 
Maclean, b. 1785, in Adams county, Pa.; d. November 15, 
1831, at Huntingdon, Pa. His grandfather, Archibald Mac- 
lean, bom on the west coast of Scotland, in 17 16, came to 
America, and had sons, Moses, William, Samuel, John, James, 
and Alexander. The father, Moses Maclean, was an active and 
prominent official in that part of then York county, both be- 
fore, during, and after the Revolution. The son, Moses, chose 
the legal profession. After completing his studies, in 1807, he 
removed to Harrisburg, where he could have risen to a com- 
manding position, if his diversified and unusual ability had 
been directed to a close attention to his profession. He repre- 
sented Dauphin county in the Pennsylvania House of Repre- 
sentatives. He was well educated, possessed of pure literary 
taste ; was a wit and a poet. In person heavily built, of good 
stature, and captivating address. In one of the best known 
of his poetical effusions, the standard hymn commencing, 
"Come, mourning souls, rejoice, be glad," the closing verse 
is an appeal so prophetic as to appear exactly fitted to his 
future — long after it was penned : 

" Should persecution's eager shaft. 
Pursue us while we live, 
Jesus, Benevolent, Divine, 
Oh, teach us to ' Forgive.'' " 

They had issue (surname Maclean): 

i. Sarah, b. April 16, 1811 : m. Dr. William Elder, b. 1806 ; d. 
April 5, 1885 ; and had issue (surname Elder): 
1. Jeisie, b. October 7, 1835; m. June 15, 1863, Luther 
Bingwalt; and have issue. 
a. Margaret, b. April 3, 1813 ; d. July 21, 1876 ; buried at Har- 
risburg, Pa. 
Hi. Katharine-Hamilton, b. October 26, 1814 ; d. Oct. 8, 1889. 

326 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VIII. Katharine Allen Hamilton,* (John,' John,* 
James,') b. November 13, 1792. at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. June 
12, 1873, at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., May 23, 1820, by Rev. Wm. 
R. DeWitt, Jacob SpanglER, b. 1768, in York county, Pa.; 
d. 1843, at York, Pa., and with his wife there buried ; son of 
Rudolph Spangler and Dorothea Dinkle. General Spangler 
learned the trade of a watchmaker ; was, when a very young 
man, postmaster at York; county surveyor and county com- 
missioner; a representative in Congress, 1816 ; Surveyor Gen- 
eral of Pennsylvania, 1817 to 1820, under Governor Findlay, 
and again, 1823 to 1829, under Governor Shulze, and was a 
brigadier general of the Pennsylvania militia. They had issue 
(surname Spangler): 

i. Margaret-Dorothea, m. Hon. Stokes L. Roberts, of Bucks 
county, who d. February 21, 1884, and is buried at Doyles- 
town, Bucks county. Pa.; no issue, 
w. Jacob- Budolph, d. March 2, 1882 ; m., May 18, 1847, Frances 
R. Elliott, b. April 12, 1828, daughter of Com. Jesse 
Duncan Elliott, U. S. N., and Frances Carr Vaughn ; 
and had issue (surname Spangler): 

1. Mliott, b. May 5, 1848; m., February 20, 1870, 

Sarah Householder ; and had issue : 

a. JohrtrH., b. November 3, 1875. 

b. Jesse-E., b. May 27, 1882. 

c. Erwin-D., b. October 7, 1884. 

2. Harry- Allen, b. May 12, 1849 ; m., October 27, 1869 ; 

d. 1870, leaving a daughter, Catharine Allen, b. 
August, 1870. 

3. Frances-Elliott, h. July 16, 1850; m., May 3, 1870, 

George Shultz ; and had issue (surname Shultz): 
a. Blanche, b. November 6, 1871. 
6. VaUria-E, b. December 16, 1879. 

4. Jacob-B., b. October 25, 1852; m., and had issue. 

5. Washington, b. March 17, 1855 ; m., and had issue. 

6. Ellen-Duncan, b. December 16, 1856. 

Hi. Jane-Martha, b. 1825; d. 1854; m. John Henry Small, of 
York ; and had issue (surname Small): 
1. Henry, m.; resides at Leipsio, Germany. 
iv. Bosanna- Hamilton, d. s. p. 
V. Susan-Elizabeth, m. William Radclifle DeWitt, M.D., of 

Harrisburg, (see Maclay record), 
vi. Frances, d. s. p. 

The Family of Hamilton. 327 

IX. Hugh Hamilton," (John,* John,' John,' James,') b. 
October i6, 1816; d. July 22, 1894, at Fermanagh, Juniata 
county, Pa.; resided upon the farm his ancestor purchased in 
1770; was a successful farmer and esteemed citizen of Juniata 
county. He m., September 10, 1840, first, Sarah Gettys 
McDowEti., b. 1815, in Chester county, Pa.; d. September 17, 
1847. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Mitchell, b. August 19, 1841 ; m. Ezra Parker, (see 

Parker and Denny), 
a. John, b. February 19, 1843 ; served through the Civil War, 
now connected with the State College of Pennsylvania ; 
m. Elizabeth M. Thompson, daughter of Moses Thomp- 
son, of Centre Furnace, Centre county, Pa.; and had 
issue : 

1. Mary, d. s. p. 

2. Annie- Thompson. 

3. John-McDowell, d. s. p. 

Mr. Hamilton m., secondly, Sarah Ann Ki,oss, of Juniata 
county. Pa. They had issue : 

Hi. Svsan-Alice, m. John Andrew Hamilton. 
iv. Martha-Ann, m. Milton Frazer ; reside in Akron, O. 
V. Emma-Jane, unm. 
vi. Ossian-Kloss, unm. 

vii. Bosanna, m. James W. Goodhart, of Lewistown, Pa. 
mii. FrancescorBlair, m.,» January 4, 1894, William Steele 
Turner, of Chester county, Pa. 

ix. Sarah-Ellen, m. Hugh P. Von Buskirk, of Greenspring, O. 
X. Hugh. 

X. Adam Boyd Hamii,ton,* (Hugh,* John,' John,' James,') 
b. September 18, 1808, in Harrisburg, Pa., where he now 
resides. His school training was under private tutors, and at 
the Harrisburg Academy. He learned the trade of printer in 
his father's establishment, the Harrisburg Chronicle. During 
this training he remembers two of the journeymen of the 
oflSce, who, afterwards were Chief Justices of the Supreme 
Court of Pennsylvania, Messrs. Lewis and Thompson, as well 
as many others who became men of political and social emi- 
nence. As he rose to manhood, he was appointed in the en- 
gineer corps of the Juniata division of the State works, under 
DeWitt Clinton, Jr. , as chief. The partner of his father having 

328 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

died, he returned to Harrisburg, and became part owner of 
the Chronicle. He was chosen when scarcely of voting age, 
one of the printers to the Legislature. After spending a couple 
of years in the South, he returned to Harrisburg, and was ap- 
pointed to a position at Washington city ; resigned, taking con- 
trol of the Pennsylvania Reporter at Harrisburg ; subsequently 
unanimously chosen assistant clerk of the Senate, resigning 
that, and becoming joint partner in the Pennsylvanian, at Phil- 
adelphia, with Mifflin Pariy, Joseph Neal, J. W. Forney, and 
S. D. Patterson. At the termination of this partnership, he 
became printer to both houses of Congress, and at the repeal 
of the contract law, returned to Harrisburg, and for the follow- 
ing nine years was State printer. He has held a number of 
public positions : that of school director for twelve years ; pres- 
ident of the select council ; one of the commissioners of i860, 
and of a subsequent one in 1870, to make a plot of the city of 
Harrisburg ; president of the State Agricultural Society, and 
of the Dauphin County Society ; a trustee of the Harrisburg 
Academy ; secretary of the board of managers of the Harrisburg 
Hospital from the first meeting on the subject, in 1872 ; presi- 
dent of the board of trustees of Derry Presbyterian church, and 
president of the Dauphin County Historical Society since its 
formation. Mr. Hamilton m., in •Philadelphia, December 18, 
1845, by Rev. Thomas Brainard, Catharine IyOdisa Nau- 
DAiN, b. April II, 1823, in New Castle county, Del.; d. Sep- 
tember II, 1883, in Harrisburg, Pa., and there buried; daugh- 
ter of Dr. Arnold Naudain* and Mary Schee. On the death 

* The family record of Hon. Arnold Naudain is interesting. Briefly 
stated, it is as follows : 

Elias Naudain, b. 1657 ; d. 1694 ; m. Gahel Arnaud, 1676. Had Elias 
Naudain, b. 1686 ; d. 1752 ; m., in Philadelphia, Lydia Le Roux, 1715, 
daughter of Pierre Le Roux. Both Naudain and Le Roux were na- 
tives of La Tremblade, Saintonge, France. The former received his 
" denization " in England, November 17, 1681. Both were "natural- 
ized " in London, March 8, 1682. 

Arnold Naudain, b. 1728; m. Catharine Alfree, 1751— both died Au- 
gust 6, 1796. 

Andrew Naudain, b. 1758 ; d. 1819 ; m. Rebecka Snow, b. 1770 ; d. 

Arnold Naudain, b. 1790 ; d. 1872 ; m. in 1810, Mary Schee, b. 1787 ; 
d. 1860 ; daughter of Hermanus Schee and Mary Naudain. 

Tlie Family of Hamilton. 329 

of Mrs. Hamilton, one who knew her well, writes : " It is no 
eulogy, but the testimony of all who knew her, that few ex- 
celled her in those womanly traits of character and gentle at- 

Dr. Naudain's first public service was in the war of 1812, when he 
was surgeon of the Delaware regiment. In 1822 he was.nominated for 
Congress ; his opponent was Louis McLane, who was elected, In 1824 
and 1828, the political race between these distinguished gentlemen 
was run again, and with the same result. At each contest the vote 
was nearly equal. In 1825, Dr. Naudain was elected to the Legisla- 
ture, a member from New Castle county, sitting with his brother, 
Elias, who represented Kent county. The former was chosen Speaker, 
serving with great acceptability. In 1828, he was commissioned a 
judge of the Court of Common Pleas, by Governor Charles Polk, the 
bench consisting of Thomas Clayton, Arnold Naudain, and Jacob Stout. 
In 1829, Louis McLane resigned his seat as United States Senator, and 
in January, 1830, Dr. Naudain was appointed ; taking his seat the day 
he entered the forty-first year of his age. In 1832, while occupying 
this eminent position, he was nominated for Governor, although ear- 
nestly protesting " against a step so impolitic. " In 1833, he was again 
chosen United States Senator. He fully appreciated this mark of high 
confidence, but his private business was suffering. After deliberate 
consideration he decided to resign his public position, and resume his 
professional avocation. He resigned June 17, 1836. In 1841, he again 
entered public life as a collector of the Port of Wilmington, and su- 
perintendent of the Light-houses on the Delaware. He resided in 
Philadelphia for some years, but in 1857 returned to his native State. 
Dr. Naudain m., in 1810, Mary Schee, b. 1787 ; d. 1860. They had issue 
(surname Naudain): 

i. James Schee, b. September 24, 1811; m., September 4, 1832, 
Ann Elizabeth Blackiston; d. May 23, 1844, and had six 
ii. Andrew-Snow, b. February 20, 1813 ; d. March 8, 1895 ; m., 
March 7, 1833, Mary Pennel Corbit; and had two 
in. Bebeeka-Ann, b. February 22, 1815; m., April 20, 1837, 
Hugh Alexander ; d. November 14, 1883 ; and had eight 
iv. Mary-Hambly, b. October 11, 1817 ; m., March 19, 1845, 

William Newell Hamilton ; and had three children. 
V. Elizabetfi-Eiddle, b. September 29, 1820; m. February 9, 

1842, James Edward Ellis ; and had six children. 
vi. Catharine-Louisa, b. April 11, 1823 ; m. as above, 
vii. Lydia-Frazer, b. May 29, 1825; m. September 14, 1847, 
Clayton Augustus Cowgill, d. in Florida, November 17, 
1871 ; and had three children. 
viii. Caroline- Amelia, b. October 27, 1827 ; d. April 14, 1848, s. p. 

330 Penn^lvania Genealogies. 

tractions of manner and person that are fitted to charm and 
hold the hearts of frifends. Under the discipline of suffering 
and the training of the Divine Saviour, her Christian life took 
on a serene and patient, a gentle and tender aspect, that be- 
tokened its heavenly origin. They had issue : 

12. i. Hmuard, b. May 18, 1847 ; m. Ella Maria Harbert. 

13. a. Bugh (twin), b. May 18, 1847 ; m. Florence Wallace. 

Hi. Bayd, b. June 6, 1849, in Philadelphia ; d. March 13, 1854, 

at Harrisburg. 
iv. Mary-Schee-Naudain, b. July 24, 1854 ; d. March 3, 1856, 

at Harrisburg. 
V. Naudain, b. February 9, 1857, at Harrisburg, Pa. 

Mr. A. Boyd Hamilton, m., secondly, May 29, 1888, Isa- 
bella Moore Hays, b. April 21, 1837, dau. of Samuel Wal- 
lace Hays, and his wife Margaret Rebecca Moore, (see Hays 

XI. John Hamilton,' (Hugh,* John,' John,' James,') b. 
October 21, 1815, at Harrisburg, Pa.; went to Texas at an 
early period, and yet resides there. He was an officer in the 
war for Texas independence in 1841, serving in Col. Nail's 
battalion, and for his services received a large tract of land in 
Jasper county, on the Angelina river, near its junction with 
the Neuces. In the war between Mexico and the United 
States he was an officer in Captain Veatch's company, Col. 
Bell's regiment. During the Civil War was conscripted into 
the C. S. A., but was not in service. Mr. Hamilton m., 
August I, 1844, near Zavalla, Texas, Amanda Jane Thoma- 
SON, b. February 4, 1830 ; d. April 26, 1867 ; daughter of Moses 
Kelley Thomason and Thyrza Ann Campbell.* They had 
issue : 

*Thybza Anne Campbell was a daughter of Dr. Duncan Camp- 
bell, of Plemingsburg, Ky. He was born at Edinburgh, Scotland, in 
1764, closely related to the family of Argyle-Campbell, brother of 
George W. Campbell, United States Senator from Tenn., Secretary 
of the Treasury, and ambassador to Russia. Dr. Duncan Campbell 
married Ann Washburn, a native of Virginia and of English ances- 
try ; and had issue (surname Campbell) : 

I. Argyle, a prominent lawyer of Mississippi ; d. prior to 1860. 

a. Archibald, a lawyer residing in Alabama. 

The Family of Hamilton. 331 

i. Bosanna-Catharine, b. September 25, 1845 ; m. August 31 
1865, Lanier W. Ludlow ; and had issue (surname Lud- 
low) : 

1. John-Lanier, b. September 7, 1866. 

2. Alexander-Franklin, b. January 31, 1869. 

3. Timmas-Biley, b. October 8, 1870. 

4. Josephine-Octavia, b. November 25, 1872. 

5. Charlotte-Amanda, b. June 11, 1877. 

6. Nancy-Mahala, b. April 23, 1880. 

7. Bobert-Clinton, b. April 21, 1882. 

8. Bosanna-M. 

9. Catharine-E. 

a. Ann-Elizaheth, b. May 31, 1847 ; d. February 24, 1888 ; m., 
December 23, 1868, William Byerly; and had issue 
(surname Byerly) : 

1. Adam-Boyd, b. September 30, 1869. 

2. Hugh-Alexander, t. June 5, 1872. 

3. James-William., b. May 15, 1875. 

4. Amanda- Caroline, b. July 24, 1879. 

5. Margaret-Penelope, b. January 25, 1882. 

6. JohnrHamilton, b. September 29, 1884. 

Hi. Hugh-Moses, b. September 26, 1849 : d. June 25, 1880. 

iv. Margaret-Frances, b. April 10, 1851 ; m., December 3, 1873, 

"Wallace Ferguson ; d. March 81, 1882 ; and had issue 

(surname Ferguson) : 

1. Emily-June, b. December 13, 1874. 

2. Argyle-Hamilton, b. April 10, 1877. 
8. Margaret-Ann, b. December 26, 1880. 

V. Amanda-Jane, b. April 18, 1853 ; m., May 16, 1873, John 
Wallace Williams ; and had issue (surname Williams) : 

1. Sarah- Catharine, b. July 31, 1874; d. s. p. 

2. Henry-Lewis-Duncan, b. May 81, 1875. 

3. Amanda- Angeline, b. March 8, 1880. 

4. James-Kelly, b. August 24, 1883. 

vi. John-Boyd, b. June 16, 1855 ; m., October 14, 1876, Elizabeth 
Nicholas; d. May 13, 1884; and had issue : 

1. Allen-Boyd, b. August 27, 1881. 

2. Elizabeth, d. 1884. 

Hi. Eliza, m. David Hubbard, member of Congress from Ala- 

iv. Cynthia, m., first, Alexander Kerr, a merchant ; second. 
Colonel Davis, a planter of Mississippi. 

V. Thyrza-Ann, m. Moses K. Thomason, a merchant. 

vi. Mahala, m. Andrew Smythe, of Alabama, father of George 
W. Smythe, member of Congress from Texas. 

332 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

John B. Hamilton, m., secondly, Mary E. "Williams ; and 
had issue : 

3. Anne, d. inf. 

4. Benjamin, d. inf. 

5. Baniel-A. 

6. Amanda-Jane. 

7. John-Sullivan. 

vii. Alexander-Duncan, b. June 5, 1867 ; m., January 22, 1887, 
Callie Hart, of the family of Hon. Thomas Hart Benton, 
of Missouri ; and had issue : 

1. Beaver Alricks, b. December 13, 1887. 

2. Golden-A., b. 1889 ; d. inf. 

3. Ihomas-BetUon, b. September 13, 1891. 

via. Thyrza-Mahala, b. September 26, 1860; m. J. M. Graham. 
ix. William-Allen, b. August 24, 1863 ; m., July, 1889, Maud 
Pratt ; d. May 6, 1892 ; and had issue : 
1. Hugh-Hamilton, d. s. p. 
X. ArgykrCampbell, b. February 4, 1867, d. s. p. 

XII. Howard Hamilton,' (Adam-Boyd,^ Hugh,* John,' 
John,' James,') b. Tuesday, May i8, 1847, in Philadelphia, 
Pa.; d. July 2, 1887; bur. in Philadelphia. He m., Septem- 
ber 23, 1875, by Rev. Dr. Parker, Ella Maria Harbert, b. 
August 29, 1851 ; daughter of Samuel C. Harbert.* They 
had issue : 

i. Samwl-Harbert, b. July 11, 1877, at Overbrook, Philadel- 
a. Charles-Naudain, b. February 25, 1883 ; d. July 26, 1883. 

XIII. Hugh Hamilton," (Adam Boyd,* Hugh,* John,' 
John,'' James,*) b. Tuesday, May 18, 1847, in Philadelphia; is 
a practicing physician at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., first, at Pitts- 
burgh, February 25, 1875, by Rev. John K. McKallip, Flor- 

*Samuel Cloke Harbert, son of Zebedee Harbert and Sarah 
Cloke, whose ancestors settled in Maryland prior to 1700. Colonel 
Harbert entered the army from New Jersey, and at the close of the 
Civil War held the rank and position of a paymaster. His term of 
service was from the beginning to the end of the war. Mrs. Harbert 
descends from Thomas Lloyd, whose descent is known as early as 
1516— Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania in 1684— through Rachel 
Lloyd Preston, whose daughter Hannah m. Samuel Carpenter, 1711, 
whose son Preston m. Hannah Smith, 1742, &c., (see record by Charles 
Perrin Smith, of Trenton, N. J.). 

I'he Family of Hamilton. 333 

ENCE Wai<i,ace, b. Febraary 4, 1843; d. March 25, 1880, 
buried at Harrisburg, daughter of Rev. Dr. Benjamin John 
Wallace (see Maclay record), and Sarah Cochran, daughter of 
George Cochran (of Richard), Pittsburgh. They had issue : 
i. Adam-Boyd, b. December 5, 1875. 
ii. Benjamin- Wallace, b. November 20, 1877. 
Hi. Louisa- Naudain, b. October 13, 1879 ; d. April 11, 1880 ; 
buried at Harrisburg. 

Dr. Hamilton, m., secondly, November 17, 1885, IsabeIvLA 
Cass Hamilton, b. October 28, 1849, dau. of Hon. William 
Hamilton and Louisa Slay maker, of Lancaster county, Pa. 
Her paternal ancestors came to America in 17 19, and pur- 
chased land in Leacock in 1742, yet remaining in the family. 

334 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. William Hays,' a native of Scotland, left that country 
during the religious persecutions, and settled in the county 
Tyrone, north of Ireland. He was at the siege of Derry, and 
endured its trials until relief came, being absent from his family 
twenty-two months. His wife and two small children were of 
the number of those who had been "driven to the wall," hav- 
ing been forced to walk with her little ones twenty English 
miles — the only food, a little oatmeal secreted about her person. 
A piece of horse hide, purchased during the siege just before 
relief came for a guinea, was preserved. Of two of their chil- 
dren we have record : 

i. Martha, m. John "Wallace, (see Wallace and Weir record). 

2. ii. James, who m. ; and left issue. 

II. James Hays,^ (William.^ b. at Derg Bridge, county Ty- 
rone, Ireland; married, and had a large family, most of whose 
descendants came to America "between the Peace and 1789." 
William and Dickey Hays located at "Bald Ridge," in, then, 
Northumberland county; James; (Rev.) Joseph, of county 
Down, another son, father of Matthew, of Triana town, Madi- 
son county, Alabama ; William, of Wythe Court House, Vir- 
ginia ; Rebecca Hay-I,eitch ; Sarah Hay-McCormick, of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., and Elizabeth, who remained in Ireland, with 
John, whose line is here given : 

3. i. John, b. about 1740 ; m. Eleanor Leach. 

III. John Hays,' (James,' William,^ b. about 1740, emi- 
grated to America in 1789, arriving in Philadelphia in Septem- 
ber of that year. After remaining the following winter at May- 
town, Lancaster county. Pa., he purchased a farm at the head 
of Yellow Breeches creek, on the Walnut Bottom road, Cum- 
berland county, Pa. He resided there ten or twelve years, but 
was unable to obtain a proper title for his property, and his first 
payment of /500 was lost. He afterwards purchased three 
hundred acres in Path Valley, Franklin county. Pa., where 

Hay or Hays Family. 335 

some of his descendants yet reside. He died in 1814. Mr. 
Hays married Eleanor Leach, a native of the north of Ire- 
land, who died in 1826, in Path Valley. They had issue : 

i. Margaret, b. March 16, 1767 ; d. December 15, 1884, in 
Philadelphia, Pa. ; m. John Gibson, of Ardstraw, 
county Tyrone, Ireland ; in 1791, first accounting clerk 
in the auditor's office of the U. S. Treasury atPhiladel. 
phia ; and had issue (surname Gibson): 

1. John. 

2. Andrew. 

3. Jane. 

ii. Frances, b. August 24, 1768 ; d. January 9, 1851, in Cum- 
berland county, Pa.; m. Robert Patterson, and had 
issue (surname Patterson): 

1. Miza. 

2. Eleanor. 

Hi. James, b. January 4, 1770 ; went south ; m. there, and died 
at German town, Hyde county, N. C; and left issue : 

1. Sidney- Smith. 

2. William-Cribson. 

4. iv. John, b. October 14, 1771 ; m. Martha Wallace. 

t!. Elizabeth, b. November 29, 1773 ; d. December 5, 1779. 
vi. William, b. October 17, 1775 ; d. May 1, 1864 ; resided on 

the old homestead in Path Valley, where he died. 
vii. Dickey, b. March 15, 1777 ; m. [Margaret] Lindsey, and had 

John, and Margaret, 
via. Jennett, b. December 12, 1778, d. s. p. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 1782 ; d. January 21, 1872, at the old home- 
stead, unm. 
X. Eleanor, b. 1785 ; d. February 12, 1877, in Path Valley, 
Franklin county, Pa.; m. William Gamble ; and had 
issue (surname Gamble) : 

1. Mary. 

2. Margaret. 

3. John. 

4. Eliza. 

5. Samuel. 

6. Sarah. 

7. Eleanor. 

8. Susan. 

9. William. 
10. Martha. 

xi. Sarah, b. 1787 ; d. December 15, 1860 ; m. John Little ; and 
had issue (surname Little) : 
1. William- Hays. 

336 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

2. Miza. 

3. Mary. 

4. James. 

5. Eleanor. 

6. Tirzah. 

7. Jo?in. 

8. Thomas. 

xii. Jane, b. July 2, 1789 ; d. April 20, 1864 : unm. 

IV. John Hays," (John," James,' William,') b. October 14, 
1771, in county Tyrone, Ireland; d. June 15, 1811, at Som- 
erset, Pa.; m., December, 1797, Martha Wallace, b. April 
23, 1773. in Allen township, Cumberland county, Pa.; d. Sep- 
tember 25, 1843, at Harrisburg, Pa.; dau. of Samuel Wallace 
and Margaret Patton. They had issue : 

Samuel-Wallace, b. October 30, 1799; m. Margaret Moore. 

John-Leach, b. December 28, 1801 ; m., first, Jane Gibson, 
d. 1853 ; and had Margaret; secondly, Margaret Cam- 

William-Patton, b. February 3, 1804 ; m. Rosanna Keller. 

Margaret, b. March 27, 1806, at Somerset, Pa.; d. Novem- 
ber 29, 1892, at Harrisburg, Pa. 

Meaner, b. September 16, 1807 ; d. November, 1808. 

Joseph-Caldwell, b. July 4, 1810 ; m. Anna M. Betts. 

V. Samuel Wallace Hays,^ (John,* John,' James,'' Wil- 
liam,') b. October 30, 1790, at Newville, Cumberland county. 
Pa.; d. May 18, 1855, at Harrisburg, Pa. He received the 
education so freely given by the Scotch-Irish to their children. 
He came to Harrisburg in 1821, where he resided until 1825, 
when he went to Philadelphia, returning to the former place 
in 1828, which from that period became his permanent home. 
Mr. Hays then began business, which he successfully carried 
on until a few years prior to his death. He was an earnest, 
laborious worker in his church (Presbyterian), of which he 
was one of the ruling elders from 1840 to his decease. For a 
period of twenty-seven years he was superintendent of the first 
infant Sunday-school, which he organized in 1828, in Harris- 
burg, and only relinquished its care when failing health com- 
pelled him to give up his charge. The Rev. Dr. Robinson 
bears this testimony of him : "I remember him as a quiet, 
modest man and patient sufferer. The little I knew of him 











Hay or Hays Family. 337 

endeared him to me. . . . He was a warm friend and lover of 
the young, kind and genial in his intercourse with them, and 
an admirable teacher." Mr. Hays m., September 2, 1834, 
Margaret Rebecca Moore, b. August 7, 1806; d. Febru- 
ary 8, 1851, at Harrisburg, Pa.; dau. of Archibald Moore and 
Rebecca Junkin, of I<ocust Grove, Mifflin county, Pa. They 
had issue : 

i. IsabeUa-Moore, b. April 21, 1837; m., May 29, 1888, Adam 
Boyd Hamilton. 

VI. John Leach Hays,' (John,* John,' James,' William,') 
b. December 28, 1801, at Fannettsburg, Franklin county, Pa.; 
d. July 2, 1892, at Mt. Jackson, Lawrence county, Pa. Resided 
for several years in Philadelphia, removing to Mt. Jackson in 
1842, where he was engaged in mercantile business. He was 
postmaster from 1845 for ten years. In 1859 he was commis- 
sioned a justice of the peace, which he held until almost the 
close of his long life. Mr. Hays m., September 17, 1835, Jane 
Gibson ; d. November 29, 1853, dau. of John Gibson, of Phila- 
delphia. They had issue : 

i. Margaret-Gibson, b. June 16, 1837 ; d. inf. 
ii. John-Gibson, b. March 13, 1838 ; d. inf. 
m. Margaret- Gibson, (second), b. May 24, 1839 ; d. October 12, 

Mr. Hays m., secondly, April 14, 1858, Margaret Cam- 
BLiN, b. April 23, 1826, at Mt. Jackson, Pa. 

VII. William Patton Hays,* (John,* John,' James,' Wil- 
liam,') b. February 3, 1804, at Somerset, Pa.; d. March 5, 
1844, at Harrisburg, Pa.; m. Rosanna Keller, b. June 8, 
1812; d. August 29, 1848, at Washington city, D. C; dau. 
of Michael ZeUer and Margaret SchaefFer. They had issue : 

i. Anna-Margaret, b. August 26, 1832 ; d. February 14, 1892. 
ii. John-Keller, b. February 17, 1834 ; d. April 18, 1837. 
Hi. WUliamrWallace, b. October 23, 1836 ; d. March 31, 1870, at 
Harrisburg, Pa. He received his preparatory educa- 
tion in the public schools and Harrisburg Academy ; 
entered the sophomore class of Jefferson College, Gan- 
onsburg, in 1853, graduating in 1856. He then went 
to Texas, where he remained two years, teaching in 
Victoria and Goliad. After returning North, he began 

338 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the study of law with Robert A. Lamberton, Esq., and 
was admitted to the Dauphin county bar December 6, 
1859. He began the practice of his profession at Har- 
risburg, continuing until his appointment by Governor 
Curtin, in 1861, as chief clerk in the office of the Sec- 
retary of the Commonwealth. On Ma.v 1, 1866, he was 
appointed Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth, 
discharging the duties of that office until the close of 
Governor Curtin's administration. He then resumed 
his profession of the law, and in connection with it 
served as clerk to the Board of Claims from January to 
June 1, 1868. In October following, having been nom- 
inated by the Eepublicans of the city of Harrisburg, he 
was elected mayor thereof, the duties of which office 
he entered upon January 11, 1869. His health, how- 
ever, soon began to fail him, and he died while in office, 
in his thirty-fourth year. " Mr. Hays was a truly 
Christian gentleman, he thought more of right than he 
did of life. His nature was of that intensity which in- 
spires men to die for the truth, while his convictions on 
all subjects relating to the ordinary and extraordinary 
affairs of life, here and hereafter, were governed by the 
strongest principles of religion and justice." Mr. Hays 
m:, March 5, 1861, Mary Straughan Day, b. September 
13, 1837 ; dau. of Dr. Stephen P. Day and Eliza Floyd 
Straughan, of Wooster, O.; and had issue : 

1. William, b. September 10, 1862 ; d. inf. 

2. Jessie-Wallace, b. August 8, 1864 ; d. July 11, 1866. 

3. Mary-Winifred, b. September 20, 1865 ; m., October 

10, 1889, Rev. John McCoy ; b. October 20, lg61 ; 
son of Finley McCoy and Jane Carson ; and had 
issue (surname McCoy) : Bobert- Carson. 

4. Martha- Wallace, b. August 5, 1869. 

VIII. Joseph CaIvDWBLL Hays,* (John,* John,' James,' 
William,') b. July 4, 1810, at Somerset, Pa.; d. November 3, 
1891, at Meadville, Pa. He received his early education at 
the Harrisburg Academy, and learned the profession of printer, 
and became editor and part proprietor of the Expositor at Car- 
lisle. In 1836, removed to Meadville, Pa., and began the pub- 
lication of the Statesman. Early in 1841 Mr. Hays was ap- 
pointed postmaster at Meadville, but removed by President 
Tyler. In 1848 he established the Crawford Journal, which he 
successfully carried on until 1864. In 1859 he was elected 
treasurer of Crawford county, and was a delegate to the con- 

Hay or Hays Family. 339 

vention at Chicago which nominated Mr. Lincoln. In 1861 
he was appointed by the President postmaster at Meadville and 
held that position until 1883. No man in the community was 
held in higher esteem. Mr. Hays m., April 17, 1838, Anna 
Maria Betts, b. October 13, 1808; d. February 20, 1892 ; 
dau. of Ebenezer Betts and Sarah Gregory, of Meadville. 
They had issue : 

i. John-Belts, b. March. 12, 1839 ; graduated from Allegheny 
College in 1858 ; admitted to the bar in 1861, and the 
same year entered the army as second lieutenant Nine- 
teenth U. S. Infantry. He served in the Peninsular, 
Maryland, and Fredericksburg campaigns ; promoted 
first lieutenant in 1862, and in 1863 was transferred with 
his company (H of First battalion, Nineteenth infantry) 
to the army of the Cumberland while at Murfreesboro, 
Tenn. In June of the same year detached under orders 
of the Secretary of War as commissary of musters, first 
division Reserve army corps. He served on staffs of 
Generals Baird, Steedman, and Thomas ; took part in 
the operations of the Fourteenth and Reserve army corps 
in the Chattanooga campaign of 1863. His name appears 
in reports of the battle of Chickamauga, of Major Gen- 
eral Rosecrans, commanding army of the Cumberland, 
and of Major General Gordon, commanding reserve 
corps, as " among those most conspicuous for efficiency 
and bravery, and deserving special mention." He 
served in the operations about Nashville ; was promoted 
April, 1864, to captain Nineteenth U. S. Infantry; and 
in March, 1865, for " faithful and meritorious service," 
brevetted major U. S. A. He resigned from the army 
September 1, 1865. From 1866 to 1869 he was U. S. 
Assessor of Internal Revenue for Twentieth District Of 
Pennsylvania. Major Hays m.. May 24, 1863, Fannie 
Mead, dau. of Alexander J. Mead and granddaughter of 
David Mead, founder of the city of Meadville, where 
they reside ; and had issue : 

1. Joseph-Mead, b. April 16, 1866. 

2. Fannie-Mead, b. August 13, 1868 ; m. January 15, 

1890, David G. Baillie, of the New York World ; 
and have issue (surname Baillie): 

a. Hugh, b. October 23, 1890. 

&. John Hays, b. May 12, 1894. 

3. Anna-Louise, b. July 20, 1870 ; d. January 13, 1871. 

4. MarkmrMead, b. February 20, 1876. 

340 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

ii. Samuel, b. February 10, 1841 ; d. inf. 

in. Frederick- William, b. March 17, 1842 ; graduated from 
Allegheny College in 1861 ; studied law and was ad- 
mitted to practice at the Crawford county bar in Sep- 
tember, 1870 ; in April, 1871, commenced the practice 
of law in Venango county ; held the office of solicitor 
for the municipality of Oil City from 1874 to 1884 ; was 
a member of the House of Representatives sessions of 
1889-1892 ; m., June 12, 1873, Elizabeth Ida Lashells, 
b. November 26, 1850 ; daughter of George Edward 
Lashells and Eliza Baskin ; and had issue : 

1. Bessie, b. June 13, 1875 ; d. March 19, 1881. 

2. JohrirLashells, b. May 24, 1878. 

iv. Anna-Elizabeth, b. December 2, 1844 ; m., October 20, 1868, 
David Compton Dunn, son of Renselaer K. and Rebecca 
E. Dunn ; and had issue (surname Dunn): 

1. William- Compton, b. December 7, 1869 ; m. May 1, 

1893, Emma D. Brown. 

2. Anna, b. May 18, 1871. 

3. Ellen, b. May 31, 1873. 

4. Wallace-Hays, b. July 10, 1876. 

5. Buth, b. June 27, 1885. 

V. Joseph, b. May 22, 1847 ; d. January 13, 1854. 

vi. Wilson-Dick, b. August 23, 1849 ; m. July 7, 1831, Ida M. 
Stewart; b. October 31, 1846, at Mt. Jackson, daughter 
of William and Hannah Stewart ; and have issue : 
1. Frederick-Wallace, b. July 24, 1882. 

Keller of Lancaster. 341 


1. JOHANN Peter Keli^Er/ a native of Germany, emigrated 
to America prior to 1760, and settled in I^ancaster county, Pa., 
where he died; his wife Anna Maria, b. in Germany, died in 
the town of Lancaster, on the 6th of January, 1782. They had 
two children bom in Germany : 

2. i. Carl-Andrew, b. July 14, 1750 ; m. Barbara Judith Bigler. 
a. Johann-Adam; nothing further is known of him. 

II. Carl Andrew Keller,' Qohn-Peter,^) b. July 14, 1750, 
in Germany; d. February 21, 1803, at Lancaster, Pa. ; m., 
April, 1774, at Lancaster, Barbara Judith Bigler, b. Au- 
gust 9, 1755; d. August 15, 1831, at Lancaster, Pa. They had 

3. i. John-Peter, b. September 28, 1776 ; m., first, Catharine 

Schaefier ; secondly, Mrs. Rachel Cochran. 
Adam, b. December 7, 1784 ; m. Elizabeth Schaeffer. 
John, m. Susanna Nye. 

Andrew, m. Stahl. 

Jacob, m., first, ; secondly, Catharine Heisely, 

Sophia, m., first, David Kauffman ; secondly, Samuel Kling. 

Anna-Maria, m. William Kurtz. 

Seo. Benjamin, m. , first, Eliza Graver SchaefEer ; secondly, 

Maria Stroup. 
Jeremiah, d. s. p. 
Michael, b. June 17, 1790 ; m., first, Margaret SchaefEer ; 

secondly, Barbara Margaret Schaeffer. 

III. John Peter Keller,' (Carl- Andrew,'' Johann-Peter,') 
b. September 28, 1776, in Lancaster, Pa.; d. October i, 1850, 
at Harrisburg, Pa.; learned the trade of a brass-founder, located 
at Harrisburg in 1796. In 1 801 he established himself in busi- 
ness as brass-founder and rope-maker, which proved successful, 
and afterwards in general merchandising. He was a member 
of the borough council almost continuously from 1810 to 1824, 
and was quite prominent and influential in the public affairs of 
his day. He was identified with nearly all the early enterprises 
of the town, such as the Harrisburg Bridge Company, Harris- 


















342 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

burg and Middletown Turnpike Company, and at his death was 
the last survivor of the original board of directors of the Harris- 
burg Bank. He was a gentleman of thrift, industry, and indom- 
itable energy, upright, honest, and respected by his fellow- 
citizens. He was no less decided and influential as a Christian, 
being one of the founders of the Lutheran church in Harris- 
burg. Was twice married; first, Catharine Schaeffer, b. 
November 6, 1774; d. October i, 1859, at Harrisburg. They 
had issue: 

i. Frederick, b. February, 1796 ; d. 1797. 

a. Oeorge, b. 1798 ; d. 1800. 

Hi. Rev. JEmanuel, b. September 30, 1801 ; d. April 11, 1837, at 
Mechaniosburg, Pa.; buried in Tr indie Spring Church 
graveyard ; he was educated in the schools and academy 
of Harrisburg, and pursued his classical studies under 
the direction of his uncle, the Rev. Benjamin Keller. 
He subsequently entered Dickinson College, where he 
remained two years, when he began the study of the- 
ology with the Rev. Dr. Lochman, of Harrisburg. In 
1826 he was licensed by the Lutheran Synod of Pennsyl- 
vania, and the same year began his ministerial labors at 
Manchester, Md. Thence he removed to Mechanics- 
burg, Pa., where he continued in the pastorate until a 
short period before his death, his enfeebled health 
obliging him to resign his charge. The Rev. Mr. Kel- 
ler married, April 14, 1825, Sabina Seizor, and had 
Ann- Victoria, and other children. 

iv. Eliza, b. June 12, 1808; m. James R. Boyd, (see Boyd 
12. V. Maria, b. February 17, 1805 ; m. Lewis Plitt. 

vi. Catharine, b. November 4, 1806 ; d. November 15, 1836 ; m. 
James Gilliard ; and had issue (surname Gilliard): John- 
18. vii. John-Peter, b. February 25, 1808 ; m. Lydia Kunkel. 

via. Sophia, b. May 20, 1810 ; d. August 24, 1840, at Harrisburg ; 
m. Thomas Montgomery. 

ix. William-C, b. January 24, 1812, at Harrisburg ; m. Camilla 
Lochman, and had Charles, d. s. p., and Annie, m. N. R- 
Miller, d. November 27, 1892. 

X. Frederick-Qeorge, b. September 14, 1814; d. at the age of 
sixteen years, having become blind. 

xi. Benjamin, b. April 6, 1816, d. s. p. 
xii. Peter-Charles, b. April 16, 1817, at Harrisburg ; d. Decem- 
ber 80, 1875, at Quincy, 111.; engaged early in life in the 

Keller of Lancaster. 343 

mercantile business at Harrisburg, Pa., subsequently re- 
moving to Pbiladelpbia, where he remained until 1847 ; 
at that time he went "West and located in Quincy, 111., 
where he became quite prominent, enjoying the oonfl- 
dence and respect of the people of that city ; m. Eliza 
Wells ; and had Mvey, m. Robert Lookwood, Levi, and 
xiii. Charles-Andrew, b. July 26, 1819 ; d. October 21, 1871, at 
Harrisburg ; m. first, Matilda Calder ; and had William- 

C, m. Patterson, and had Olie; m. secondly, 

Rachel Compton ; and had Cliarles-C, m. and had 
Charles- Compton. 

Mr. Keller married, secondly, Mrs. Rachel Cochran, 
widow of William Cochran, formerly sheriff of Dauphin 
county, who survived him thirteen years. 

IV. Adam Keller,' (Carl-Andrew,' Johann-Peter,') b. De- 
cember 7, 1784, at Lancaster, Pa.; d. January 30, 1863; m. 
Elizabeth Schaeffer, b. June 15, 1786; d. January 30, 
1854 ; she was a cousin of John Peter Keller's wife. They had 

i. Barbara, m. William Frick ; and had Rev. William-Keller, 
m. Louisa Klump, who had William, Lillian, Norman, 
and Raymond. 
14. ii. John-Andrew, m. Harriet Tressler. 
Hi. Adam, d. October 6, 1813. 
iv. Benjamin, d. at the age of nineteen years. 
V. Emanuel, m. Harriet Sharpe ; and had Julia, John, and 

vi. Elizabeth, d. s. p. 

vii. Sophia, m. Frederick William Beates ; and had issue (sur- 
name Beates): William-Adam, Anna-Maria, Edward- 
Keller, ElizabethrCaroline, d. s. p., James-Frederick, 
LmdsOrCatharine, and Emily-Sophia, d. s. p. 
via. Anna-Maria. 

ix. Adam-Schaeffer, m., first, Mary ; m., secondly, Mary 

Elizabeth Snyder ; and had Adam, and Elizabeth, both 
X. Louisa, d. s. p. 

3A. Margaretta. m. William E. Heinitsh ; and had issue (sur- 
name Heinitsh): Sigmund-William, Charles-Luther, d., 
Mzzie-Keller, d., Walter- Augustus, William-Edwa/rd, d., 
Margie-Keller, John- Frederick, and Louisa-Keller, d. 
xii. Louisa, d. unm. 
xiii. Samuel, d. s p. 

344 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. John Keller,' (Carl- Andrew,' Johann-Peter,') b. in Lan- 
caster, Pa.; d. at Harrisburg in 1816; m. Susanna Nye, b. 
March 6, 1777; d. February 7, 1855, at Easton, Pa., daughter 
of Johannes and Maria Magdalena Nye, of Lancaster. They 
had issue : 

i. Henry, d. at Easton, Pa.; had five children. 
ii. Andrew, d. at Easton, Pa. 
Hi. Barbara-Ann, b. 1807, at Reading ; m. Charles A. Snyder ; 

and had seven children surnamed Snyder. 
iv. John, b. at Reading ; drowned at Harrisburg. 
V. Swan, b. at Harrisburg ; d. at Easton ; m. Abel. 

VI. Andrew Keller,' (Carl-Andrew,' Johann Peter,') b. 

in Lancaster, Pa., where he died; m. Stahl. They 

had issue : 

i. George, m. Catharine S trine; and had Mary, m. Mr. 
Fordney; Andrew, d. s. p.; Adam, d. s. p.; George, m. 
Miss Vondersmith ; and Kate, m. Harry Diller. 
ii. Maria, m. Charles Demuth ; and had issue (surname De- 
muth): Annie, m. Peter Regenaus ; Josephine, m. Wil- 
liam E. Kreider ; Emma, m. Dr. William Tabret ; Caro- 
line, d. s. p.; Amelia, m. Oliver Sturges; Maria, m. 
Albert M. Zahm ; and William, d. unm. 

VII. Jacob Keller,' (Carl-Andrew,' Johann-Peter,'), b. in 
Lancaster, Pa.; d. at Frederick, Md.; was twice married ; by 
first wife there was issue : 

i. Sophia, m. Rev. Harper. 
ii. Elizabeth, m. Rev. James Harkley. 

Jacob Keller m., secondly, Catharine Heisely, b. April 
22, 1797; d. at Frederick, Md.; daughter of Frederick Heisely 
and Catharine Juliana HofiF. They had issue : 

Hi. Charles, m. Miss Hunt. 

iv. Frederick. 

V. Benjamin. 

vi. Caroline, m. Henry Handshue. 
vii. Jacob, 
viii. Muhlenberg. 

VIII. Sophia Keller,' (Carl- Andrew,' Johann-Peter,*) b. in 
Lancaster, Pa.; was twice married; first to David Kauffman. 
They had issue (surname Kaufiinan): 

i. Bosanna, m. Samuel Brumbaugh, and had issue (surname 

Keller of Lancaster. 345 

1. Wilkelmina, m. Spencer Barrett. 

2. Mary, m. John Thomas, and had issue (surname 

Thomas): Elvin, and William. 

3. Samuel. 

4. Emma, m. George J. Bolton, and had issue (sur- 

name Bolton): Jennie-ll., Bosa, Qeorge-J., Mon- 
roe-K., and Emma-Qertrude. 
6. Jennie, 
ii. William, m. Ann McClone ; had William. 
Hi. David. 

iv. Benjamin, m. and had nine children. 
V. Sophia, d. s. p. 

Mrs. KauflEman m., secondly, Samuel Kling. They had 
issue (sTimame Kling): 

vi. Sitsanna-B., m. John D. Miller: and had issue (surname 

1. Samuel- Carroll, m. Henrietta Zahm Killough. ^^ 

2. EugenerJasper, m. Nellie"StSlif am. ' 

3. Ella-Frances, m. George Albright. 

vii. Elisa-K., resides at Harrisburg, Pa.; m. Joseph Jackson ; 

d. October 18, 1858. 
viii. Mary, m. William Halfman ; and had issue (surname 
Half man): George, and Frank, and seven others. 
ix. Henrietta, m. William M. Buchanan; and had issue (sur- 
name Buchanan): John Chambers, Martha- Weir, Anna- 
Eliza, Augusta, and David. 
X. I/ydia, d. s. p. 
xi. Louisa, m. Jesse I. Kays ; had nine children. 

IX. Anna Maria Keller,' (Carl-Andrew,^ Johann-Peter,^) 
b. in Lancaster, Pa.; m. William Kurtz. They had issue, 
besides several died in infancy (surname Kurtz) : 

t. William, m. Ellen McCue ; and had Mary- Ann, Margaretta, 

and three sons. 
ii. George, m. Mary Vandi vender. 
Hi. Ooehring, m. Sarah Bowman ; and had issue. 
iv. Anthony, m., first, Susan Kauffman, no issue ; secondly, 
Miss Holzworth ; and had Wesley, m Ann Bunn, Mar- 
tin-Anthmiy, Frank, m. Miss Hubley, Susan, Annie, 
Keller, and a son who died at Pittsburgh. 
V. Israel, m. Caroline Oswald. 

vi. Rev. Michael; was twice married, and had Sarah-Ann, 
Emma, d. s. p., Thomas, William, M.-Olin, Alexander, 
and Edwin, d. s. p. 

346 Penmyhania Genealogies. 

vii. Harriet, m. Andrew Porter ; and had issue (surname Por- 
ter): Mary, Charles, Nellie, and 8<mU. 
via. Sarah, m. Simon Young ; and had issue (surname Young): 
JEmma, Eliza, Mary, Henrietta, Sarah, William, and 

ix. Sophia, m. Seibert ; and had issue (surname Seibert): 

Edward, William, John, Emma, Ann, and Mary. 
X. Maria, m., first, Mr. Mansfield; secondly, Mr. Rossiter ; 
and had issue. 

X. Rev. Benjamin Keller,' D. D., (Carl-Andrew," Johann- 
Peter,'), was twice married; m., first, Catharine Euza 
(Craver) Schaefper. widow of Rev. Frederick Scliaeffer, D. 
D. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Ann^Barbara, d. s. p. 

a. Rev. Frederich-Augustus-Muhlenberg, b. April 28, 1819. at 
Carlisle, Pa.; d. March 18, 1864, in Reading, Pa.; edu- 
cated at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, from which 
he graduated in 1838 ; studied theology, and licensed to 
preach in 1840 ; founded St. James Lutheran church at 
Reading, serving it until his death ; during the war for 
the Union he was in service ; m., in 1848, Susan Hunter, 
and had issue, Charles-H., and Sarah. 

15. Hi. Anna-Cecilia, m. Herman Haupt. 

iv. Mary-Elizabeth, m. Charles C. Norton ; and had issue (sur- 
name Norton): William-Benjamin, d. s. p., and Arvn- 
Cedlia, m. John Henry Hensel ; Mr. Norton had by a 
former wife, Charles D., m. Maggie S. Brown, and left 
V. Frederick-Emamtel, d. s. p. 

16. vi. Louisa-Caroline, m. Lewis Haupt. 

vii. Peter-Paul, b. October 25, 1830 ; d. April 29, 1880 ; m., Sep- 
tember, 1857, Emma Hassal ; and had Joseph-Henry, 
Pierre-Paul, and PaulrHassal. 
via. Paul-Peter (twin;, b. October 25, 1830 ; m., May 15, 1855, 
Cornelia M. Morris, of Philadelphia ; and had Ja^ie- Mor- 
ris, d. s. p. 
ix. Catharine-Eliza, m. Henry W. Knaufl ; and had issue (sur- 
name KnaufE): Sarah-Emily and Muhlenberg- Keller. 

Rev. Benjamin Keller, D. D., m., secondly, Maria Stroup ; 
no issue. 

XI. Michael Keller,' (Carl- Andrew,' Johann-Peter,') 
b. June 24, 1790, in Lancaster, Pa.; d. August 21, 1861, in 

Keller of Lancaster. 347 

Washington, D. C. ; was twice married; first, Margaret 
SCHAEFFER, who was a sister of John Peter Keller's wife. 
They had issue : 

1. Bosarmah, b. June 8, 1812 ; d. August 29, 1848 ; m. William 
P. Hays, (see Says record). 
17. ii. Harriet, b. September 9, 1814 ; m. Samuel D. Finokle. 

in. Oeorge-F., b. December 11, 1816 ; d. May 16, 1855, and had 

Michael, d. s. p., Ann, d. a. p., Samuel, John, and Anna. 

iv. Caroline, b. December 29, 1818 ; m. Samuel Berlin j and had 

issue (surname Berlin): Emma. 
V. Mary-Ann, d. s. p. 

Michael Keller m., secondly, Barbara Margaret Schaef- 
FER, and they had issue : 
vi. Luther, d. s. p. 
vii. Louisa, d. s. p. 

viii. Margaret, b. October 20, 1827 ; m. Noble D. Lamer ; and 
had issue fsurname Larner) : Harry, John, Charles, and 
ix. Adaline, d. s. p. 
X. Philip, b. July 1, 1831 ; m. Sarah M. Davy, and had Mia, 

Sohert, and Gertrude, 
xi. Cecelia, d. unm. 

Tsii. AnnrMary, m. John P. Stone ; and had issue (surname 
Stone) : John, d. s. p. 

XII. Maria Keller,* (John-Peter,' Carl-Andrew,' Johann- 
Peter,^) b. February 17, 1805, at Harrisburg; m. Lewis Plitt. 
They had issue (surname Plitt): 

i. Rev. John Keller, m. Mary Horner j and had issue (surname 

Plitt): Horner, Charles, Maria, and George, 
ii. Catharine, m. Albert Hummel ; and had issue (surname 

Hummel): Mary, d. s. p., Annie, Kate, m. Edward J. 

Stackpole, Susan, Emma, m. Rev. M. Ross Fishburn, 

George, A. s. p., and Albert. 
Hi. Ann-Sophia, m. George Sadtler ; and had issue (surname 

Sadtler): Howard, Florence, and Sophia, 
iv. George, m. Susan Redseoker. 

XIII. John Peter Keller,* (John-Peter,' Carl-Andrew,' 
Johann-Peter,^ b. February 25, 1808, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 
December 13, 1837; m. May 6, 1830, Lydia Kunkel, b. 
November 9, 1811 ; d. February 9, 1866, {see I^unM record). 
They had issue : 

i. John-Peter, b. February 20, 1831 ; educated in the public 
schools and Harrisburg Academy; studied dentistry 

348 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

with Dr. J. C. Stouch ; resides in Harrisburg, Pa.; m.. 
June 21, 1861, Bmeline Hannah. Croll, daughter of John 
Croll and Eliza Lauman, of Middletown, Pa.; and had 
issue : John-Peter, Croll, Helen- Lydia, ChristianrKurikel, 
and William-Lauman. 

a. ChristianrKurikel, b. October 1, 1832 ; educated in public 
schools of Harrisburg and Pennsylvania College ; by- 
profession, a druggist, residing in Harrisburg. 

Hi. Ann-Ellen, d. s. p. 

iv. Emily-Clarissa, d. s. p. 

XIV. John Andrew Keller,* (Adam,' Carl-Andrew,* 
Johann-Peter,0 m. Harriet Tressler ; both lived and died 
in Lancaster, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Samuel, d. s. p. 

a. Benjamin- Sehaeffer, m. Miss Leiby ; all deceased. 
Hi. William- Augustus, m. Mary Smith, and had Paul, William, 

A. s. p., Maggie, d. s. p., Lillian, and Harry, 
iv. Clara, d. unm. 
V. John-Adam, m. Annie Garrigan. 

vi. Lizzie, m. John Frederick Sener, and had Frank, and Bosa. 
vii. Kate, d. unm. 
via. Harriet-Maria, 
ix. Ella, m. David Early; and had issue (surname Early): Leah, 

Harriet, Lizzie, Benjamin, and Frederick. 
X. Emanuel, d. s. p. 
xi. Charles-Buchter, m. Harriet Leech ; had two children. 

XV. Anna Cecelia Keller,* (Rev. Benjamin,' Carl-An- 
drew,^ Johann-Peter,') m. Herman Haupt; was a celebrated 
civil engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad during its original 
construction. They had issue (surname Haupt) : 

i. John-Stenger, d. s. p. 

a. Jacob-Benjamin, m. Mary E. Ziegler ; and had issue (sur- 
name Haupt): Giarles-Ziegler, Edward, Katie, and Ann- 
Cecelia. ( 
Hi. Louis- Muhlenberg, m. Belle C. Cromwell. 
iv. Mary-Cecilia. 
V. Ella- Catharine, m. Frank Chapman ; and had issue (surname 

Chapman): Herman, Lucy-Lord, and Marion-Norton, 
vi. Herman, 
vii. Adelaide, d. s. p. 
via. Charles Edgar, m. Mary Griffiths. 
ix. Frank- Spangler. 
X. Alexander-James-Derbyshire, 
xi. Qrace-Hermania, d. s. p. 

Keller of Lancaster. 349 

XVI. lyOuiSA-CAROtiNB Krli^er,* (Rev. Benjamin,' Carl- 
Andraw,' Johann-Peter,') m. Lewis Haupt, by profession a 
civil engineer ; resides in the city of Philadelphia. They had 
issue (surname Haupt): 

i. (A son,) d. in infancy. 
ii. Rev. Charles-Elvin. m. Mary M. Geissinger ; and had issue, 

Charles-Elvin, and David- Char aid. 
Hi. Henry-Eugene, m. Mellie H. Witte. 
iv. William-Keller. 
V. (A son,) d. in infancy. 
vi. Fannie-Oertrude. 
vii. Mary-Louisa, m. Richard Cannarow. 

XVII. Harriet Keher,* (Michael,' Carl-Andrew,' Johann- 
Peter,') b. September 9, 18 14, at Harrisbnrg, Pa.; m., in 1832, 
Rev. Samuel D. Finckle, D. D., b. February u, 1811 ; d. 
February 13, 1873, in Washington, D. C; a minister of the 
Lutheran church ; had charge of the congregation at Middle- 
town, Pa., and for upwards of twenty years pastor of the Ger- 
man Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington city; for 
many years occupied an honorable and responsible position in 
the Government while serving his congregation ; his life was 
one of incessant labor and usefulness in church and State. They 
had issue (surname Finckle): 

i. (Jaroline. 

ii. George. 

Hi. Louisa. 

iv. Annie, deceased. 

V. Rev. tiamuelrO., b. February 22, 1845, in Cumberland, Md. 

vi. William. 
vii. Luther, 
via. Buth, deceased. 

ix. Lillie, deceased. 

X. Frank. 

xi. Henrietta, d. s. p. 
xii. Ezra, d. s. p. 

350 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. Martin Kbndig,' a descendant of one of tlie earliest 
Swiss settlers in I<ancaster county, Pa., located on the Seneca 
lake, near Waterloo, N. Y., at the close of the Revolution, 
where he died ; he m. Mary Brbnneman. They had issue : 

2. i. John, b. October 4, 1770 ; m. Elizabeth Hill. 

3. a. Martin, b. 1772 ; m. Leah Baer. 

4. iv. Joseph, b. 1774 ; m. and had issue. 
V. Daniel, b. 1777 ; d. s. p. 

5. Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1778 ; m. William Crabb. 
m. Christian, d. s. p. 

6. vii. Mary, b. 1783 ; m. Ricbard Larrobee. 
via. Nancy, b. 1785 ; m. William, Peacock. 

II. John Kendig,' (Martin,^ b. October 4, 1770 ; d. October 
12, 1831, at Middletown, Pa.; m. Elizabeth Hill, b. Septem- 
ber 17, 1770; d. March 20, 1845, at Middletown. They had 
issue : 

7. i. MaHin, b. December 31, 1797 ; m., first, Rebecca McFar- 

land ; secondly, Sarah Seabaugh ; thirdly, Mrs. Rachel 

8. a. Sarah, b. 1800 ; m. George Allen. 

9. Hi. Daniel, m., first, Susan Shelly ; secondly, Sarah Ruther- 


III. Martin Kendig,' (Martin,') b. about 1772 ; m. I,eah 
Baer. They had issue : 

i. John. 

a. Matilda, m. Richard P. Hunt. 
Hi. Arm-Eliza, m. Samuel Birdfiall, of New York City ; and 

had issue (surname Birdsall): Cornelia, m. Joseph W. 

iv. Daniel- Waterloo, m. Mary Southwick. 
V. Susan, m. John Townsend. 
vi. lAicretia, m., first. Sexton Mount, of Illinois ; becondly, 

James Wilson ; thirdly, William Perrine, of New York. 
vii. Samuel-Washington, m. Elizabeth Carson. 

IV. Joseph Kendig,' (Martin,^) b. about 1774; m. and had 
issue : 

Kendig of Swatara. 351 

t. Mary, m. David Barrett. 

a. Catharine, m. MoCook. 

V. EuzABETH Kendig,' (Martin',) b. September 19, 1778; 
d. August 6, 1863; m., March 17, 1800, atSunbury, Pa., Wil- 
liam Crabb, b. 1744, in county Clare, Ireland; d. April 12, 
181 2, in Middletown, Pa. He came to America prior to the 
Revolution, and with him a brother, Thomas Crabb, who set- 
tled in Maryland, and was the father of Commodore Thomas 
Crabb, of Princeton, N. J. William Crabb was a prominent 
man in his day, and filled several important of&cial positions, 
among which was that of collector of the United States or 
direct tax in 1803. Mr. Crabb had been previously married ; 
his first wife, Jane, dying, December 29, 1794. Some of the 
children mentioned were probably by this marriage. They had 
issue (surname Crabb): 

i. Horace, was an officer of the U. S. Navy. 

ii. Henry-S., b. March 21, 1803; d. August 1, 1866; m. Eliza- 
beth Duane, b. April 21, 1801 ; d. May 4, 1870 ; daughter 
of Col. William Duane, of Philadelphia; and had 

Hi. Mary, b. 1808 ; d. May 24, 1862 ; m. John Houser, b. 1801 ; 
d. October 22, 1860 ; in connection with his brother, 
Jacob, entered mercantile life ; subsequently, for many 
years, was a justice of the peace, and clerk to borough 
council ; and had issue (surname Houser): 

1. Elizabeth, resides at Elwyn, Pa. 

2. Louisa, d. s. p. 

3. Alice, m., September 8, 1868, Alfred E. Eyster, b. 

August 28, 1828, at Harrisburg, Pa.: son of Jacob 
Eyster,* and Mary Middlecoff; graduated from 

*Jacob Eysteb, eldest son of George Eyster and Margaret Slagle, 
was born three miles west of Hanover, in what is now Adams county. 
Pa., June 8, 1782. He was a descendant of John Jacob Eyster, a native 
of the kingdom of Wiirtemberg, Germany, who emigrated to America 
between 1717 and 1727. Christian Eyster, the great-grandfather of the 
subject of this sketch, was born in Germany in 1710. The family set- 
tled first at Oley, in Berks county ; from thence Christian removed, 
in 1736, to York county. The eldest son of Christian was Elias, born 
in 1734, who lived until almost a centenarian. His eldest son, George, 
born June 6, 1757, was a farmer and tanner ; a soldier of the Revolu- 
tion, captured at Port Washington, and confined for some time on 
board the British prison-ships. He married, in 1780, Margaret, 

352 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Pennsylvania Colleg-e, Gettysburg-, in 1849; read 
medicine with Dr. George Dock, subsequently in 
the drug business ; taught in the public schools 
of Harrisburg until 1862, when he was made chief 
clerk in the provost marshal's office. Fourteenth 
district ; in 1865 detailed to take charge of the 
records of the office in Western Pennsylvania; 
resigned in September; engaged with the pub- 
lishing house of E. H. Butler & Co.; and had 
issue (surname Eyster): 
a. Bertha-Mary, b. August 19, 1869. 
4. Daniel, resides at Lancaster, Pa.; m. Susan 
Sponsler ; and had issue (surname Houser): 
Mabel, Elizabeth, Ralph, Beah, and Nellie, 
iv. George- W., b. December 17, 1807, at Middletown, Pa. ; d. 
October 17, 1878, at Harrisburg, Pa. After passing 
through the usual course of education, at the age of sev- 
enteen he entered the printing office of Simon Cam- 
eron, at Harrisburg, where he acquired the knowledge 
of the art preservative. In 1835 he started the Demo- 
daughter of Jacob Slagle, and sister of Colonel Henry Slagle, of the 
Revolution. About 1783, they removed to near Hunterstown, with- 
in five miles of Gettysburg, where their son Jacob passed his youth 
and early manhood. When first enrolled among the militia of Adams 
county, he was appointed first sergeant, rose to captain, and then 
major, and, in 1814, appointed by Governor Snyder brigadier general 
Second brigade, Fifth division, Pennsylvania militia. During the in- 
vasion of Maryland by the British that year, he was employed by the 
Secretary of War (Armstrong) and the Governor of Pennsylvania in 
distributing and forwarding arms and supplies to the militia who 
were called into service. In 1811 he removed to Gettysburg and en- 
gaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1818 he was a candidate for the 
House of Representatives ; defeated by sixty-two votes, while the re- 
mainder of the Democratic ticket fell from three hundred to fourteen 
hundred behind. The year following (1819), he was nominated State 
Senator for an unexpired term, elected, and subsequently for a full 
term. Previous to the nomination of Governor Shulze, General Eys- 
ter was spoken of as a gubernatorial candidate. In 1822 he removed 
to Harrisburg, and, in 1824, he resigned his seat in the Senate, and 
was appointed Deputy Surveyor General, an office he retained for fif- 
teen years. He afterwards became cashier of a bank at Hagerstown, 
Md., but after a year's absence, returned to Harrisburg, where he 
passed the remainder of his life. He died there on the 24th of March, 
1858. He married, in 1810, Mary Middlecoff, of Adams county, who 
died at Harrisburg, March 24, 1867, at the age of seventy-five years. 

Kendig of Swatara. 353 

oratic State Journal, which he edited with ability. In 
1843 he was editor of The Commonwealth, which had 
but a brief existence, and, in the same year. The Argus, 
in connection with Valentine Best, who was proprietor 
of the paper. In 1845-6, he was engaged as a clerk in 
in one of the departments at Washington city. In 1850 
he removed to Janesville, Wis. , where he resided sev- 
eral years, and of which town he was appointed post- 
master. In 1862 he returned to Harrisburg, and at 
once took a position on the Patriot, which he edited 
with much vigor. In 1874 he was appointed a clerk in 
the Harrisburg postoflSoe, which he held up to the time 
of his death. As a journalist, he ranked with the 
ablest writers of his day. His fund of knowledge was 
large ; a natural student, he read extensively, and re- 
tained the valuable portions of what he read, so that 
his acquaintance with the English classics, which, with 
the political history of his own country, made him a 
valuable attache of the editorial staff with which 
he was associated. Mr. Crabb m. Elizabeth M. Mit- 
chell, of Caledonia county, N. Y., who d. December 21, 
1875, at Harrisburg, Pa.; and had issue (surname 
Crabb) : 

1. George-W.; entered the army as private, company 

1, 2d regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, April 20, 
1861 ; discharged July 2, 1861 ; appointed by the 
president, second lieutenant, 5th artillery, May 
14, 1861 ; promoted brevet first lieutenant, Sep- 
tember 17, 1862, for gallamt and meritorious ser- 
vice in the battle of Antietam : promoted second 
lieutenant, 5th artillery, February 22, 1865 ; 
brevet captain, April 2, 1865, for gallant and mer- 
itorious service during the siege of Petersburg, 
Va. ; m., and had issue. 

2. Mia, resides at Chattanooga, Tenn. 

3. Lmiisa, a teacher at Harrisburg, Pa. 

4. Anna, resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 

5. Harry P., b. 1843; d. February 26, 1865. 

». H.-Louisa, b. 1810 ; d. December 7, 1846 ; m. George Myers 

Lauman, son of William Lauman and Elizabeth Myers ; 

and had issue (surname Lauman) : 

1. Ella-Tirginia, m., first, Dr. Hiester, of Reading, 

Pa.; and had issue (surname Hiester) : Anna, m. 

Dr. McCherry ; and Edwardine ; m., secondly, 

Keim, of Reading, Pa. 

354 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

2. Edwardine-Hubley, d. January 19, 1871 ; m. Beverly 

Raadolph Keim, b. November 13, 1847 ; and had 
issue (surname Keim): Florence, b. August 3, 1864. 

3. Qeorqe-Somerjield, d. s. p. 

4. Simon-Cameron, d. s. p. 

VI. Mary Kendig,' (Martin,') b. about 1783 ; m. Richard 
I,ARROBEE. They had issue (surname Larrobee) : 

i. Mary-Ann. 

ii. Henry, m. Jane Lester ; and had issue (surname Larrobee): 
Bichard, m. Rachel Taylor; and David- W., m. Julia 
Hi. Ann-Eliza, 
iv. Martin. 

VII. Martin Kendig,' (John,'' Martin,') b. December 31, 
1797, in Sunbury, Northumberland county. Pa.; d. August 28, 
1850, near Middletown, Pa. After receiving a fair education, 
he learned the trade of saddle and harness -making at Harris- 
burg, and, upon attaining his majority, established the business 
at Middletown, carrying on, with his brother, Daniel, the lum- 
ber trade. Subsequently, in company with the latter, and 
Judge Murray, erected a large saw-mill at the mouth of the 
Swatara, and established an extensive business. He served as 
one of the auditors of the county from 1826 to 1828, and repre- 
sented Dauphin county in the I^egislature from 1837 to 1839. 
Mr. Kendig was an enterprising citizen, and a gentleman of 
probity and worth, highly esteemed in the community, and in- 
fluential in public affairs. He was thrice married; m., first, 
June 15, 1820, Rebecca McFarland, of I^ower Paxtang 
township, Dauphin county, Pa.; b.June 28, 1800 ; d. April i, 
183 1. They had issue : 

i. Bev. Daniel, b. September, 1824 ; chaplain in U. S. army ; 
stationed at posts of Port Steilacoom, Washington Ter- 
ritory, and the Presidio, San Francisco, from December 
18, 1859, to May 27, 1867 ; post chaplain, April 3, 1867 ; 
on retired list U. S. A., 1891. 

ii. WalUr-ffenry, b. June 3, 1830 ; was educated in the public 
schools of Middletown, and learned merchandising ; be- 
came a railroad contractor, and at present engaged in 
' the lumber business; was appointed by President Lincoln 
postmaster at Middletown, and removed by President 
Johnson ; m., December 25, 1856, Jane E. McMurtrie, 

Kendig of Swatara. 355 

dau. of "William McMurtrie, of Huntingdon, Pa.; and 
had issue : Martin, d. May 3, 1894 ; and Edith-M. 

Mr. Kendig m., secondly, Sarah Sebaugh, b. August 24, 
1808 ; d. March 4, 1842 ; daughter of Conrad Sebaugh, of Mid- 
dletown. They had issue : 

iii. John-Allen, d. November, 1855 ; unm. 
iv. James, d. November, 1891, s. p.; m. Maria Wilhelm. 
V. Behecca, m. Samuel Landls, of Middletown, Pa. 
vi. William, m. Emma Nixon ; and had issue : Walter, George, 

Bobert, and Faleda. 
vii. Elizabeth, m. Van Buren Beane, and had issue (surname 
Beane): Horace, Alice, Battie, and Cora; reside in Iowa. 

Mr. Kendig m., thirdly, September i, 1842, Mrs. Rachei, 
(Shelly) Croll, widow of Abner CroU ; d. November, 1875 ; 
no surviving issue. 

VIII. Sarah Kendig,' (John,^ Martin.^ b. 1800; d. March 
I, 1859, at Middletown; m. George Allen, b. September 8, 
1800 ; d. February 14, 1848. They had issue (surname Allen): 

i. Edward-A., d. 1894 ; m. Frances Rice, and had George, 

James, Mary, and Charles, 
ii. Charles, m. Mary Rice, and had Alvin. 
iii. Lot, d. in Buffalo, N. Y.; m. Augusta Bastedo. 

IX. Daniel Kendig,' (John,'' Martin,') b. March 16, 1802, 
at Sunbtiry, Pa.; d. December 31, 1876, at Middletown, Pa. 
He went to Middletown when quite young, and was appren- 
ticed to his brother Martin to learn saddlery, subsequently en- 
tering into partnership in the lumber trade, then the great busi- 
ness of that town. In 1862, he was appointed assessor of 
internal revenue for the district, which he had held until re- 
moved by President Johnson. He was at one time a candidate 
for sheriff, but defeated ; was an elder in the Presbyterian church, 
and a gentleman of high integrity. He died at Middletown, 
December 31, 1876, and buried in the cemetery there. Mr. 
Kendig was twice married — first to Susan Shelly, b. 1810; 
d. March, 1837. They had issue: 

i. Annie-E. 
ii. Benjamin, m, Margaret Ringland, and had Marion, d. s. p., 

and Frank, 
iii. Frank, resides in Illinois. 

356 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

iv. Louisa, dec'd ; m. "William D. Hendrickson ; and had issue 
surname Hendrickson) : Alice, Annie, and William. 

Daniel Kendig m. secondly, Sarah Rutherford. They 
had issue : 

V. Clara, m. Van Camp Coolbaugh. 

vi. Susan, m. A. Jackson Foster ; d. January 20, 1895, leaving 

six children. 
vii. Mary, m. Joseph Fackler. 
via. Charles, m. Myra Hinny. 
ix. John, m. Mary Jaeger. 

Family of Kunkel. 367 


1. Christian Kunkel," son of John-Christian Kunkel,' b. 
July lo, 1757, in the Palatinate, Germany; d. September 8, 
1823, in Harrisburg, Pa. His father arrived in Pennsylvania 
September 23, 1766, subsequently locating at or near York. 
Christian was brought up to mercantile pursuits. In the War 
of the Revolution he was commissioned an ensign in Col. 
Slagle's battalion of associators, and was in active service dur- 
ing the campaign around Philadelphia in 1777 and 1778. In 
1786, in company with his brother-in-law, George Hoyer, he 
located at Harrisburg. There he at once entered into business, 
which, with his indomitable energy and industry, proved 
highly successful. He was one of the prime movers and con- 
tributed toward the organization of the first German church in 
Harrisburg. He was burgess of the borough in 1796, and 
frequently a member of the council. He was elected, in 
1809, one of the directors of the branch bank of Philadelphia 
at Harrisburg, and the same year appointed by Governor 
Snyder one of the commissioners for erecting a bridge over the 
Susquehanna, and was interested in other enterprises. His 
life was an active and busy one. Mr. Kunkel was twice mar- 
ried ; m., first, on May 4, 1779, at York, Pa., CatharinB 
HOYER, b. October, 31, 1758, in the Palatinate, Germany; d. 
August 27, 1796, at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue : 

2. i. George, b. December 15, 1784; m. Catharine Ziegler. 
a. John, b. April 22, 1788. 

3. m. Susannah, b. May 31, 1790 ; m. David Hummel. 
iv. Mary, b. June 19, 1792 ; d. s. p. 

4. V. Jacob, b. April 23, 1794 ; m. Rebecca Stine. 

Christian Kunkel m., secondly. May 25, 1797, Anna Maria 
Elizabeth Welshofer, b. December i, 1773, in York county. 
Pa.; d. July 24, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue : 

5. vi. Mizabeth, b. May 9, 1798 ; m. John Charles Barnitz. 

6. vii. Benjamin, b. August 12, 1801 ; m. Magdalena Gross. 

358 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

7. viii. Catharine, b. December 22, 1803 ; m. Joseph Ross. 

8. ix. Sarah, b. December 6, 1805; m., first, William Carson; 

secondly, James Gilliard. 
X. Magddlena, b. May 26, 1809 ; d. s. p. 

xi. Lydia, b. November 9, 1811 ; d. February 10, 1866 ; m. John 
Peter Keller, {see KeUer record). 

9. xii. Rev. Christian-Frederick, b. September 12, 1814 ; m. Amanda 

M. Wilhelm. 

10. xiii. Samuel, b. May 26, 1817 ; m. Rachel Bomberger. 

11. George Kunkel,^ (Christian,'' John-Christian,') b. De- 
cember 15, 1784, in York, Pa.; d. Jtily 29, 1850, in Harris- 
burg, Pa.; was a prosperous merchant at Harrisburg for many- 
years; m., November 20, 1814, Catharine Ziegler, b. Jan- 
uary 21, 1797; d. July 3, 1833, at Harrisburg, Pa., daughter 
of George Ziegler. They had issue : 

11. i. JohrirChristian, b. September 18, 1816 ; m. Elizabeth Grain 


12. ii. Oeorge-Ziegler, b. 1820 ; m. Isabella Herr. 

Hi. Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1823 ; d. June 18, 1882 ; m., Novem- 
ber 18, 1841, Daniel W. Gross, {see Gross record), 
iv. Susan, m. Prof. Thomas C. Porter, (see Bucher record). 
V. Catharine, m., July 10, 1866, George H. Small, cashier of 
First National Bank of Harrisburg, Pa., from its organ- 
ization until September, 1885 ; and had issue (surname 
1. JohrirKunkel; professor of botany, Columbia Col- 
lege, New York. 
vi. Sarah, m. John Wiggins Simonton, {see Wiggins and Simon- 
ton record). 

III. Susannah Kunkei.,' (Christian,' John-Christian,') 
b. May 31, 1790 ; d. January i, 1851, in Harrisburg, Pa., and 
there buried ; m., October 13, 1807, David Hummel, b. Sep- 
tember 8, 1784, at Hummelstown, Pa.; d. June 30, i860, at 
Harrisburg, Pa. He learned the trade of a saddler, and after- 
wards established himself in business in Harrisburg. He was 
quite prominent in public affairs ; was deputy sheriff under 
Melchior Rahm ; served as treasurer of the county of Dauphin 
from 1821 to 1824, and county commissioner from 1839 to 
1 84 1. They had issue (surname Hummel): 
i. Catharine, m. Philip W. Seibert. 
ii David, m. Sarah Bombaugh, and had Charles-B., killed at 

Family of Kunkel. 359 

Fredericksburg, at the age of twenty-two years ; and 
Catharine, m. Augustus L. Chayne. 
iii. Chnstian, d. s. p. 

iv. Mary, m. Alexander W. Watson. 

V. Elizabeth,, m. William R. Gorgas. 

vi. George, resides in Mechaniosburg, Pa. 
vii. Albert, d. July 27, 1885, aged fifty-nine years. 
viii. Susan, m. James L. Reily. 

ix. Annie, m. Eli H. Coover, M D., of Harrisburg, Pa. 

X. Emma. 

IV. Jacob Kunkel,' (Christian,^ John- Christian,*) b. April 
23, 1794. at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. Februarj' 23, 1835, at Green- 
castle, Franklin county. Pa.; m. Rkbecca Stine, daughter of 
Daniel and Elizabeth Stine, b. February 7, 1799; d. October 
23, 1865, at Harrisbvirg, Pa., and with her husband there buried. 
They had issue : 

i. Christian. 

ii. Andrew-Jackson, d. July 15, 1856. / 

iii. Elizabeth- W., m. James Myers. ■ ' 

iv. Harriet- Stine, m. Anthony King, b. March 27, 1821 ; d. Sep 
tember 17, 1884 ; for many years a prominent merchant 
at Harrisburg, Pa.; and had issue (surname King): 

1. Bebecca- Stine, b. 1849 ; d. February 21, 1895 ; unm. 

2. Oeorge-Kunkel. 

3. Lucy, m. George F. Ross ; and had issue (surname 

Ross) : Walter, and Frank. 

4. Lillie-M., d. September 29, 1881. 

5. Hallie-C, d. May 31, 1873. 

6. Mary, m. Frank S. Keet. 

7. Caroline, m. Gordon H. Mullen, of Philadelphia. 
V. Jacob, m. Mary Evans. 

vi. George, b. 1823, in Greencastle ; d. January 25, 1885, at Bal- 
timore, Md.; learned printing in Philadelphia; in 1844 
he appeared on the stage as a vocalist, and was con- 
sidered one of the ablest delineators of negro minstrelsy ; 
in the character of "Uncle Tom," he became widely 
celebrated both in this country and England : while his 
rendition of "The Old Sexton," remains unsurpassed; 
in person he was nearly ^x feet tall, with a fine expres- 
sive face ; he m., in 1864, Ada Proctor, of Baltimore, and 
they had issue Mamie, and George. 

V. EwzABETH Kunkel,' (Christian,^ John-Christian,*) b. 
May 9, 1798, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. January 19, 1880, in Har- 

360 PenTisylvatiia Genealogies. 

risburg, Pa.; m., October 17, 1820, John Charles Barnitz, 
b. February 26, 1795, in York, Pa.; d. January 31, 1872, in 
Harrisburg, Pa.; son of George Barnitz (1770- 1844) and Maria 
Catharine Spangler, (1769-1824). His ancestors were early set- 
tlers in York, and among the more prominent in the business 
and political affairs of that section. John C. was educated in 
the schools of York ; leariied the occupation of a brewer, and, 
in 1 83 1, removed with his family to Harrisburg, Pa., where he 
built a brewery and which he managed for a long period ; was 
an active and energetic citizen, and, in the First Lutheran 
church, with which he was connected many years, filled re- 
sponsible positions, and was organist until the burning of the 
First church building, at Harrisburg, and also of the German 
lyUtheran church there. They had issue (surname Barnitz): 

i. Frederick-Augustus, b. September 4, 1821, in York, Pa.; 
educated at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg ; licensed 
to preach in 1844 ; served as pastor of the congregation 
at Jersey Shore 1845 to 1849; Bloody Run (Bedford 
county) 1849 to 1852 ; Smicksburg, Pa., 1852 to 1855 ; 
Lairdsville, Pa., 1855 to 1861 ; and Ashland, Pa., 1861 to 
1863 ; when, owing to impaired health, retired from the 
ministry; was twice married ; m., first, March 9, 1846, 
Sarah J. Babb, of Jersey Shore. Pa.; d. July 23, 1864; 
no issue; m., secondly, November 13, 1866, Dora Reim- 
snyder, of Hummelstown, Pa.; and had issue (surname 
Barnitz): Margaret- Jane, 
a. George-Cantler, b. October 4, 1825 ; m., December 8, 1850, 
Henrietta Loucks ; and had issue (surname Barnitz): 

1. Clara-Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1851 ; d. March 3, 1874. 

2. John-Charles, b. June 18, 1854 ; m., October 21, 1879, 

Annie Evans, of Elmira, N. Y.; and had issue 
(surname Barnitz): 
a. Clara-Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1885, in "Wash- 
ington, D. O. 

3. Cassandra- Susan, b. September 12, 1856; m., Au- 

gust 23, 1881, by Rev. A. H. Studebaker, Harry 
A. Nunemacher ; and had issue (surname Nune- 

a. George- Barnitz, b. July 17, 1883, in Round 

Rock, Texas. 

b. Mabel-E., b. Mar. 26, 1885, in Harrisburg, Pa. 

4. Eenrietta-Ix)ucks, b. September 15, 1862. 

Hi. Jerotne-Tlieophilus, h. September 30, 1830; m., October 19, 

Family of Kunkel. 361 

1852, Mary Henrietta Denning, dau. of James Denning 
and Caroline Burnett ; and had issue (surname Bar- 

1. James, b. November 19, 1853 ; m., 1879, Mary Bush- 

man, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and had issue (surname 
Barnitz) : 

a. John- Shoemaker, b. 1882, in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

b. Jerome-Denning, b. 1884, in Akron, Ohio. 

2. Elizabeth-Kunkel, b. September 80, 1855; m., Octo- 

ber 19, 1875, John B. Shoemaker. 

3. Charles Henry, b. August 12, 1857 ; m., November 

19, 1884, Clara Elizabeth Vance. 

4. George Plitt, b. June 25, 1859. 

5. Mary-Caroline, b. June 27, 1861. 

6. Alice-Boyd, b. May 23, 1872. 

7. LaTrole-Maurer, b. November 4, 1874. 

iv. Caroline, m. Peter Keller Boyd, (see Boj/d of Berry). 
V. MargarfA-Jane, resides in Harrisburg, Pa. 

VI. Benjamin Kunkel," (Christian,^ John-Christian,^) b. 
August 12, i8oi, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. September 22, 1888, 
in Philadelphia; m., September 17, 1827, Magdalena Gross, 
b. September 15, 1810, in Middletown, Pa.; d. July 29, 1892, 
in Philadelphia. They had issue : 

i. Christians., b. October 1, 1828 ; m. Louisa Smith, dau. of 

Henry Smith, of Middletown, Pa. 
a. Oeorge-Qross, b. June 27, 1830 ; d. February 28, 1876 ; m., 

April 9, 1867, Elizabeth Reel, dau. of Jacob Reel, of 

Harrisburg, Pa.; and had issue. 
Hi. Lovenia, b. February 21, 1882 ; d. September, 1832. 
iv. Mary-Blizabeth, b. March 14, 1834; d. December 12, 1887; 

m. Edward J. Lauman, son of William Lauman, of Mid- 
dletown, Pa. 
V. BenjaminrS., b. June 20, 1836; m.. May 15, 1862, Almeda C. 

Zollinger, dau. of Elias Zollinger, of Harrisburg, Pa. 
vi. Adaline, b. June 24, 1838 ; d. May 9, 1870 ; m. Henry J. 

Rife, son of Jacob Rife, of Middletown, Pa. 
vii. Samuel-Augustus, b. April 11, 1841; d. July 8, 1870: m., 

February 18, 1854, Mary E. Reel, dau. of John Reel, of 

Harrisburg, Pa.; and had John- A., d. s. p. 
viii. Edwin-F., b. March 15, 1843. 
ix. William-F., b. July 20, 1846 ; m. Mary Roumfort, dau. of 

Charles E. Roumfort, of Harrisburg, Pa. 
X. Charles-H., b. November 23, 1849. 

362 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VII. Catharine Kunkei,,' (Christian,' John-Christian/) 
b. December 22, 1803, at Harrisburg, Pa.; resides in Middle- 
town, Pa.; m., September 19, 1822, by Rev. George I^ochman, 
D. D., Joseph Ross, b. July 14, 1798, at Elizabethtown, Pa.; 
d. January 26, 1863, at Middletown, Pa. At a proper age he 
went to Harrisburg, Pa., to learn the mercantile business. 
Afterwards he engaged in said occupation in that place, and 
then moved to Middletown, where he continued keeping store 
till near the close of his life. In the year 1824 he became ac- 
quainted with Rev. John Winebrenner, who visited Middletown 
to preach the Gospel, and under him became converted. At 
the first opportunity he identified himself with the Church of 
God, being one of the original members of that denomination 
in Middletown, where he continued to be among its most active 
workers until his death. His name appears as a ruling elder 
in the journal of the Fourth Annual Eldership, held at Mid- 
dletown, December 25, 1833. He was licensed to preach at 
the Seventh Annual Eldership which convened at Churchtown, 
Cumberland county, November 5, 1836. At the time of his 
death he was a member of the board of publication, and treas- 
urer of the General Eldership as well as treasurer of the East 
Pennsylvania Eldership. He traveled and labored in the min- 
istry, at protracted and other meetings, ' ' without money and 
without price," and was an eminently successful revival 
preacher. His liberality and benevolence were all well known 
at home, and in all the churches. His warmth of heart and 
affection made him beloved by all his acquaintances. He was 
a strict disciplinarian, and a great lover of order. Besides, he 
carried his religion into his business, being scrupulously truth- 
ful and honest in all his dealings, loving justice and hating sin 
in every form. He was devotedly attached to the doctrines of 
the Church of God, fearlessly defended them, and worked 
actively to establish them. They had issue (surname Ross): 

i. Christian-Kunkel, b. November 6, 1823; m., July 24, 1862, 

by Rev. Mr. Sewalt, Anuie Lewis, of Brookfield, Mass. 
a. Joseph, b. November 11, 1825; m., March 19, 1849, by Rev. 

Abraham Swartz, Mary Bowman, of Cumberland 

county, Pa. 
in. William-Carson, h. April 15, 1828; m., March 9, 1858, by 

Rev. Abraham Swartz, Mary A. Rife, of Middletown. 

Family of Kunkel. 363 

TO. Henry-A., b. August 15, 1830; m., June 22, 1871, by Rev. 

George F. Stelling, at Vernal Bank, Chester county, 

Pa., Mary A. Hartman. 
V. JoJin-J., b. August 20, 1832; m., December 25, 1860, by 

Rev. Benjamin Hunt, Lavinia A. Bunn, of Scbellsburg, 

m. Harriet- Ann, b. October 2, 1834; m.,' October 30, 1862, by 

Rev. D. A. L. Laverty, W. H. Beane, M. D., of Hagers- 

town, Md. 
vii. Oeorge-F., b. April 17, 1837. 
via. Catherine- E., b. August 11, 1839. 
ix. James-Mackey, b. October 4, 1841 ; m., October 15, 1878, 

at Magnolia, Delaware, by Rev. Thomas Terry, Emma 


VIII. Sarah Kunkel,' (Christian,^ John-Christian,*) b. 
December 6, 1805, at Harrisburg, Pa.; d. 1887 in Washington, 
D. C; was twice married ; m., first, William M. Carson, b. 
December 10, 1796; d. March 3, 1833. They had issue (sur- 
name Carson): 

i. Elizabeth, m. J. Brisben Boyd, (see Boyd of Berry], 
a. William-G., b. May 17, 1830; d. January 22, 1831. 
Hi. Mary-E., b. January 8, 1832 ; d. September 14, 1832. 

Mrs. Sarah- Kunkel Carson m., secondly, James Gilliard, 
b. September 21, 1808; d. April 5, 1850; buried at Harris- 
burg, Pa. They had issue (surname Gilliard): 

TO. Margaret, m., October 18, 1864, George W. Parsons; and 
had issue (surname Parsons): Jessie, Harriet, James, 
Bohert, lAllie, and Hile. 
V. Sarah, 
vi. Mary. 

vii. Carrie, m. Gilbert B. Towles, of Washington city ; and had 
issue (surname Towles): Alice, Bessie, Lucius- Lehman, 
d. s. p., Caroline, and Therett. 
via. Emma, b. March 4, 1849 ; d. October 22, 1849. 

IX. Rev. Christian-Frederick Kunkel,' (Christian,'' 
John-Christian,*) b. September 12, 1814, at Harrisburg, Pa.; 
d. September 16, 1865; m. Amanda M. Wilhelm, b. April 
17,1824. They had issue : 

i. Charles-Henry, b. April 2, 1842 ; resides in Greencastle, Pa.; 

m.. May, 1870, Harriet Redsecker; and had William, d. 

s. p., and Charles-E. 
a. William-F., b. August 6, 1844. 

364 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in. Annie-Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1846; m., February 8, 1882, 

Charles C. Hackett. 
iv. Mosheim- Sidney, b. December 12, 1848. 
V. James-B., b. December 2, 1852 ; d. May 24, 1853. 
vi. Amanda-B., b. August 1, 1854; m., November 24, 1880, P. 
S. Wilhelm ; and bad Samuel. 

X. Samuel Kunkel,' (Christian,^ John-Christian,') b. May 
26, 1817, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. March 23, 1892, at Shippens- 
burg. Pa.; m., in 1842, Rachel Bomberger, b. February 26, 
1821, at Middletown, Pa., {see Bomberger record). They had 

issue : 

i. Qeorge-Jaeoh, b. April 28, 1843; an attorney-at-law, Har- 
risburg, Pa. 
a. John-Christian, b. July 26, 1845 ; d. April 17, 1887, at Ship- 

pensburg, Pa. 
Hi. Charles-Augustus, b. June 10, 1847 ; resides at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; m., January 13, 1881, by Rev. C. W. Buoy, in Grace 
M. E. church, Harrisburg, Eliza Beverlina Waugh, b. 
November 21, 1855, (see Beatty record); and had issue : 

1. Beverly-Waugh, b. October 27, 1881. 

2. BacMl, b. October 17, 1882. 

iv. Anna-Elizabeth, b. November 26, 1848 ; m. William S. 
Montgomery; and had issue (surname Montgomery): 
John-Kunkel, d. May 5, 1893, and Bachel-May. 
V. Samuel, b. August 28, 1850 ; m. Annie Mary Pager. 
vi. lydia-Josephine, b. May 8, 1852 ; d. April 4, 1854. 
vii. AdorSerene, b. February 9, 1854; m., October 9, 1878, Rev. 
Isaac Martin Motter, b. January 19, 1852, at Emmits- 
burg, Md.; and had issue (surname Motter): 

1. Samuel-Lewis, b. August 21, 1879. 

2. Ouy-Kunkd, b. December 9, 1880. 

3. Mary, b. January 28, 1883 ; d. February 11, 1883. 

4. John- Christian, b. December 28, 1883. 

via. Lilly-May, b. March 11, 1856 ; m., August 15, 1889, Alf. A. 
Aughenbaugh, of Pittsburgh. 
ix. Bachel, b. September 2, 1858 ; d. May 5, 1884. 

XI. John Christian Kunkel,* (George,' Christian,^ John- 
Christian,') b. September 18, 1816, in Harrisburg, Pa.; d. Oc- 
tober 14, 1870, in Harrisburg, Pa.; he received a liberal scien- 
tific and classical education in the schools at Gettysburg and 
at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, at which latter institution 
he graduated. After leaving college he entered Carlisle law 
school under Judge Read, subsequently reading law with 

Family of Kunkel. 365 

James McCormick, and admitted to the Dauphin county bar. 
After his admission to the bar, he remained several years in 
the office with Mr. McCormick. He rapidly gained a large 
practice and a reputation which few members of the bar enjoy. 
He also became active in politics, and, in the earnest and 
exciting campaign of 1844, when the young men of the nation 
had made Henry Clay, then in the zenith of his career, their 
standard-bearer, the best talent and the most brilliant eloquence 
that ever graced the American rostrum was called into requisi- 
tion. Amid all the magnificent display and power of logic, 
that of the young orator of Pennsylvania, as Mr. Kunkel was 
recognized, was conspicuous as well for force of argument as 
for grace of delivery. The same year he was elected to the 
Legislature, re-elected in 1845, and again in 1850. In 1851 he 
was elected to the State Senate, and was chosen speaker of that 
body at the close of the first session of his term. As a legis- 
lator Mr. Kunkel was prominent for the wisdom of his counsel 
as well as for the power of his eloquence. His services at the 
capital added greatly to his already wide reputation as a pure 
statesman and accomplished scholar. In 1854 and again in 
1856 he was elected to the United States Congress. During 
the four years he spent in ^Vashington city, he was regarded 
throughout the country as one of the ablest statesmen at the 
National capital. In 1858 he retired from public life, and gave 
his exclusive attention to the practice of his profession, vary- 
ing the course of his life by occasionally helping a friend in a 
political canvass, and, wherever he went he was always the 
favorite of the people. In 1868 he was stricken down with 
paralysis, and never fully regained his health, dying as pre- 
viously stated. Perchance, the loss of no member of the Dau- 
phin county bar was so severely felt as that of Mr. Kunkel, if 
we are to judge of the glowing, sincere, and fraternal tributes 
paid to his memory by his brethren in the profession at the 
time of his death. Mr. Kunkel m., October 20, 1857, Eliza- 
beth Grain Rutherford, daughter of Dr. William Wilson 
Rutherford and Eleanor Grain ; she resides at Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had issue : 

i. John, b. September 22, 1858 ; m. Louisa Sergeant. 

366 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

a. William-Buiherford, b. March 30, 1861 ; d. Dec. 30, 1864. 
Hi. Sarah-Eleanor, b. September 27, 1866; d. June 11, 1871. 

XII. Georgb Zibgler Kunkel,* (George,' Christian,^ 
John-Christian,^) b. 1820, in Harrisburg, Pa.; a banker ; re- 
sides at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., December 28, 1852, ISABELLA 
Herr, daughter of Daniel Herr and Sarah Gilbert. They ' 
had issue : 

i. Mary, d. s. p. 

ii. George; educated at the Harrisburg Academy, and gradu- 
ated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1876 ; 
studied law with Hon. John W. Simonton, and admitted 
to the Dauphin county bar in 1878. In 1885 he was 
elected district attorney, and re-elected in 1888. He was 
elected a member of the General Assembly in 1892 and 
again in 1894 ; and has won a prominent place among the 
legislators of the State. Mr. Kunkel m., November 11, 
1891, Mae Minster ; and they had issue : 

1. George, b. March 10, 1893. 

2. William-Minster, b. July 31, 1894. 
Hi. Baniel-Serr, b. 1857 ; d. April 21, 1880. 
iv. Sarah-B., d. inf. 

V. William A., d. inf. 
vi. A.Catharine. 

vii. PaulrAugustus, graduated from Franklin and Marshall Col- 
lege ; studied law, and was admitted to the bar October 
9, 1888; m., November 23, 1893, Mary Isabella King; 
and had issue : 

1. Arthur-King, b. September 14, 1894. 
via. Caroline-Beecher, m. September 25, 1890, Christian Ginge- 
rich Nissley ; and had issue (surname Nissley) : 

1. Isabel, b. June 23, 1891. 

2. AnnorOber, b. July 24, 1894. 

ir^:^. ^^' 

Linn of Imrgan. 367 


I. William Linn,^ the ancestor, emigrated from the north 
of Ireland, in 1732, and settled in Chester county. According 
to family tradition, his wife died in Ireland, and he brought 
with him an only son, William. They remained in Chester 
county but a few years, when, following the tide of emigration, 
they settled upon the frontiers of the Purchase of October, 
1736, near what is now known as Roxbury, in Franklin coun- 
ty. The names of William Linn, senior, and William I,inn, 
junior, appear on the assessment list of Lurgan township, 
Cumberland county, for the year 1751, one year after the erec- 
tion of Cumberland county (1750). Here the ancestor died, 
having nearly reached the one hundredth year of his age. His 
father fought on the side of ' ' The Orange ' ' at Boyne, July 
I, 1690, and was said to have been in Captain Hugh Wil- 
son's company, the first Irish ofScer who crossed the river. 
Hugh Wilson's son went to the "Irish Settlement;" the 
Greggs came to Chester county the same year the Linns came 
— the descendants of these three soldiers of Boyne-water be- 
came kindred in 1869, when William H. Sage, of Ithaca, N. 
Y., was married to Jennie, daughter of Hon. Andrew Gregg 
Curtin, (see Gregg and Cur tin record'). 

II. William Linn,' Jr., (William,^) b. in 1722, in Ireland, 
was an ofi&cer in Middle Spring church. In June, 1755, he was 
in Philadelphia with his wagon, and was pressed into service, 
with his team, to haul supplies to General Braddock's army, 
and was at the noted defeat. He died April 16, 1812, and is 
buried in the graveyard attached to Middle Spring church. 
William Linn m., first, Susanna Trimble; according to 
tradition, she died in Shippensburg, in November, 1755, where, 
in consequence of an Indian raid, the frontier inhabitants had 
gathered. They had issue, all born in Lurgan township : 

3. i. WUliam, b. February 27, 1752; m., first, Rebecca Blair. 

4. ii. John, b. April 2, 1754 ; m. Ann Fleming. 

368 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

William L,inn' m., secondly, Jane McCormick. They had 
issue : 

5. Hi. James, b. October 17, 1761 ; m. Griselda Patterson. 

iv. Susanna, b. 1765 ; m. Charles Maclay, [seeMaclayof Lurgan). 

V. Nancy, b. 1768. 

vi. Jane, b. 1770 ; m., December 18, 1800, Abraham Smith, re- 
moved to Urbana, Ohio. Abraham Smith was one of 
the survivors of the massacre at Crooked-Billet, now 
Hatboro', Montgomery county. May 1, 1778, where his 
captain, Charles Maclay, the elder, was killed. 
vii. Isaiah, b. 1772 ; d., unm., April 20, 1809, in Union county, 
Pa. ; bur. in Buffalo Cross-Roads Presbyterian church- 
via. Charles, &., unm., December, 1813. 

ix. George, A., unm., July. 1808. 

6. X. David, b. May 28, 1776 ; m. Margery Coulter. 

III. William Linn,' (William,* William,') b. February 
27, 1752 ; graduated at Princeton, N. J., class 1772 ; studied 
theology under Rev. Robert Cooper, D. D.; appointed chaplain 
of Fifth and Sixth Pennsylvania battalions, February 15, 1776; 
pastor at Big Spring, now Newville, Cumberland county, until 
1784 ; president of Washington College, Maryland, 1784- 
1785 ; pastor of Collegiate Dutch church, N. Y., 1786-1808 ; 
and first chaplain of the House of Representatives, U. S., May 
I, 1789. His published works are " Sermons, Historical and 
Characteristical," N. Y., 1791 ; "Signs of the Times," N.Y., 
1794 ; " A Funeral Eulogy on General Washington, delivered 
February 22, 1800, before the New York Society of the Cin- 
cinnati ; " " Sermon on the Death of General Alexander Ham- 
ilton," &c. Shortly before his death, Dr. I^inn was elected 
president of Union College, Schenectady, but was never in- 
augurated. He died in Albany, N. Y., January 8, 1808. Dr. 
Linn m., first, January 10, 1774, Rebecca Blair, daughter 
of Rev. John Blair, vice-president of College of New Jersey, at 
Princeton, 1767-1768. They had issue : 

7. i. Elizabeth, b. 1775 ; m. Charles Brockden Brown. 

a. John- Blair, b. March 14, 1777, in Shippensburg, Pa.j grad- 
uated from Columbia College, N. Y., in 1796 ; read law 
under Alexander Hamilton ; abandoned that profession 
for the ministry, and licensed 1798 ; installed co-pastor 
of First Presbyterian church of Philadelphia, 1799. Dr. 

Linn of Lurgan. 369 

Linn's published writings are "The Powers of Genius," 
a poem, second edition, published 1802 ; "Valerian,'' a 
poem, published in 1806, after his death, with a sketch 
of his life, by Charles Brockden Brown, his brother- 
in-law. Dr. Linn, m., in 1799, Esther Bailey, daughter 
of Col. John Bailey, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. They 
had one son, John-Blair, who died in 1858. Dr. Linn 
died August 30, 1804. His widow married John R. 
Bleeker, of Albany, and Mary, her daughter by Mr. 
Bleeker, became the wife of Hon. Horatio Seymour, of 
Utica, N. Y. 
m. Susan, b. October 30, 1778 ; d. May 5, 1824, in Ithaca, N. 
Y.; m., October 19, 1810, Simeon DeWitt, b. December 
26, 1756 ; d. December 3, 1834 ; Surveyor General U. S. 
until July 13, 1796, and afterwards Surveyor General of 
N. Y.; Mrs. Dewitt was the author of a novel, entitled 
" Justinea," among the early publications of the Har- 
pers ; and of a poem entitled " The Pleasures of Relig- 
ion ;" and had issue (surname DeWitt) : 

1. Susan-Linn, b. September 3, 1811 ; d. April 1, 

1849, at Milwaukee, Wis.; m., May 28, 1836, Hon. 
Levi Hubbell, b. at Ballston, N. Y., April 15, 
1808 ; graduated at Union College ; Adjutant 
General of N. Y., 1833-1836 ; member of Legisla- 
ture, 1841 ; removed to Milwaukee, 1844 : circuit 
judge, 1848 ; re-elected, 1861 ; circuit judge and 
associate justice Supreme Court until 1853 ; U. S. 
district attorney of Wisconsin, 1871-1875 ; d. 
December 8, 1876, in Milwaukee. (See vol. viii, 
Wisconsin Hist. Collections, page i63) ; and had 
issue (surname Hubbell): 

a. Simeon-D., b. February 23, 1837 ; resides in 
Lompoc, Santa Barbara county, California. 

&. Bichard- Walter, b. 1839; now judge in 
Oconto, Wis. 

2. William-Linn, b. January 13, 1817 ; resides in 

Ithaca, N. Y. 

3. Mary-Linn, b. February 23, 1819; d. March 20, 

1871, at Ithaca. 

iv. Rebecca, d. 1825 ; m., February 5, 1803, William Keese, Esq., 

attorney-at-law, New York city ; b. December 7, 1780 ; 

d. March 19, 1819 ; son of John and Rhoda Keese ; and 

had issue (surname Keese): 

1. Rev. William-Linn, rector of the Episcopal church 

at New Haven, Conn., and died there ; m. Mary 

Drake; their sons, James-Drake, Hdbart, and 

370 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Lawrence, all young men of promise, died in early 
manhood. James D. was a lawyer; Hobart a 

2. John, b. November 24, 1805 ; d. May 30, 1856 ; was 

the John Keese of most excellent book-selling 
memory, an extraordinary man in the humorous 
handling of books and of an audience, &c. (See 
Keese-ana, by E. A. Duyckinck, Maga. of Am. 
Hist. vol. i, (1877), page 497 ; also ibid., 734, 
Keese-ana continued by his son, Wm. L. Keese ; 
see, also, "John Keese, Wit, Litterateur, and 
Macsenas, by Henry Morford, June and July 
numbers. New Monthly Magazine, N. Y., 1880, 
accompanied by portrait.) John Keese m., July, 
1832, Elizabeth Willetts, still living, and had 
issue (surname Keese): 
a. Jonathan-L., b. August 8, 1833 ; d. in U. S. 

service. May 9, 1861. 
6. William-L., b. February 25, 1835 ; m., Octo- 
ber 2, 1864, Helen K. Thorne ; and had 
issue (surname Keese): E.- Willetts, b. July 
2, 1865, and William-Lawrence, b. July 4, 

c. Charlotte W., b. November 5, 1839 ; m. John 

A. Sherer; and had issue (surname Sherer): 

d. Charles-Hoffman, b. July 26, 1842 ; m. Emily 


e. John, b. March 20, 1844. 

/. Mary-W., b. November 5, 1846; m. William 

g. Benton, b. May 5, 1854. 

3. Theodore, of Port Chester, N. Y. 

V. Mary, d. unm., at Ithaca, N. Y., January 29, 1870. 
8. vi. William, b. August 30, 1790 ; m. Mary A. Biers. 

viii. Sarah-Livinqstmi, b. May 23, 1793 ; d. August 24, 1840, in 
Bethlehem, Pa.; m., May 7, 1817, John W. Peters, of 
Philadelphia, b. May 19, 1789 ; d. July 21, 1830 ; and had 
issue (surname Peters): 

1. Frances-C, b. March 1, 1818; m. James R. Speed, 

of Caroline, Tompkins county, N. Y., (Mr. Speed 

was killed by stroke of lightning May 5, 1854,) 

and had issue (surname Speed): 

o. Mary-C. b. February 3. 1839; m., July 11,- 

1862, Walter M. Boyer ; she died in Win 

Litm of Lurgan. 371 

field, Kansas, January 2S, 1879, leaving issue 
(surname Boyer): B.-Speed, and Fannie-S. 

b. Bichard, b. February 25, 1841 ; d. October 10, 

1882 ; served in the war of Rebellion, 
c Bobert-G.-H., b. July 5, 1845 ; m., October 29, 
1872 ; and had issue: Bobert, Bessie, Mary 
and Beno. 

d. Eenry-L. , b. May 4, 1847 ; m., January 1, 1872 ; 

and had issue : Maud, and James-B. 

e. Jesse-H., b. April 23, 1849 ; m., Henry A. 

Graham, December 17, 1878 ; and had issue 
(surname Graham): SamwH-H., and Farir 

f. Sallie-PeUrs, b. March 29. 1851, of Slaterville, 

N. Y. 

g. James-B., b. Nov. 9, 1854; d. Aprils, 1855. 

2. JohnrJordan, of Ithaca, N. Y., b. August 7, 1825 ; 
m.. May 15, 1848, Mary Snow, b. August 3, 1828, 
and had issue (surname Peters): 
a. Sarak-L., b. March 19, 1850 ; m., October 2, 
1867, J. Hathaway Clark, b. July, 1847 ; d. 
February 7, 1883 ; and had issue (surname 
Clarke): Herhert-H., b. July 25, 1870: Mary- 
F., b. September 23, 1873 ; and Sarriet-G., 
b. July 13, 1879; d. 1880. 
6. Harriet-L., b. May 26, 1853; m. George Doty ; 
and had issue (surname Doty): Floyd, and 

c. Bichard-S., b. Mar. 7, 1856 ; d. Aug. 25, 1862. 

d. Henry-IAnn, b. July 17, 1859. 

8. Mary-L., b. March 31, 1828, of Ithaca, N. Y.; m., in 
1875, William Coryell, M. D.; d. Aug. 30, 1880. 

William Linn, D. D., had, by his second wife, Catharine 
Moore, widow of Dr. Moore, of New York : 

viii. James-Henry, b. February 15, 1798 ; attorney-at-law of Al- 
bany, N. Y.; d. in 1837; unm. 

William Linn, D. D. , had, by his third wife, n^e Helen Han- 
son, d. in Schenectady, in 1846: 

9. ix. ArchibaldrL., b. October 5, 1802 ; m. Mary TenEyck Mc- 

IV. John Linn,' (William,' William,') b. April 2, 1754; 
removed from Lurgan to Buffalo Valley, now Union county. 
Pa., in 1775 ; d. March 18, 1809 ; buried in Presbyterian church 

372 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

yard, Buffalo Cross-roads; m., November 7, 1780, Ann Flem- 
ing, b. September 6, 1761 ; d. September 4, 1841 ; daughter of 
John and Ann Fleming, of Cumberland county. They had 
issue : 

i. Susanna, b. February 6, 1783 ; removed to Sugar Creek, 
Venango county. Pa., d. February 22, 1831 ; m., March 
27, 1804, William Thompson, b. June 7, 1777 ; d. April 1, 
1823, at Sugar Creek ; son of Captain James Thompson 
of Buffalo Valley; and had issue (surname Thompson): 

1. James, b. October 11, 1805 ; d. January 21, 1833. On 

the morning of that day he was making fire in a 
stove in his store, in Franklin, Pa., and by mis- 
take used a powder keg, in which there were a 
few pounds of caked powder, and was killed by the 

2. Ann, b. May 6, 1808; d. 1849; m.. May 12, 1831, 

John B. McCalmont, b. September 7, 1806 ; d. at 
Altoona, 111., February 24, 1884; and had issue 
(surname McCalmont): W. S., d. 1853, Susan-E., 
Sarah A., and Henry. 

3. John-L., b. May 28, 1810 ; d. September 9, 1846, in 

Cooperstown, Venango county. Pa.; m., October 
9, 1833, Sarah Snyder, d. December 23, 1880 ; and 
had issue (surname Thompson) Susan, Philetus, 
James, d. 1874, and John. 

4. Susan, m. Bailey ; resides in Union City, 

Erie county. Pa. 

5. William, b. May 12, 1812 ; d. November 16, 1888, at 

New Brighton, Pa.; m., August 4, 1831, Mary A. 
Foster; and had issue (surname Thompson): 
Samuel, John, William, and Mrs. Oeorge Frederick, 
all of New Brighton, Pa. 

6. Mizabeth, b. June 6, 1818; resides in Tuscola, Ill.v 

m , November 3, 1835, James Murray ; d. January 
6, 1877 ; and had issue (surname Murray): Alfred, 
a soldier of 1861-5, of Portsmouth, O.; Charity- A., 

m. Murphey, of Tuscola, 111.; Edgar-T., 

killed by an explosion on Oil Creek, June 19, 

1867; Bichard-H., WilsorirL., and James-L., of 

Sidney, 111. 

a. Ann, b. April 5, 1787 ; d. October 13, 1878, at Greencastle, 

Ind. ; m. Andrew McBeth, b. September 10, 1777 ; d. July 

8, 1854; son of John McBeth, of Haines township, 

Centre county. Pa.; and had issue (surname McBeth): 

1. Elizaheth-A., b. March 24, 1818 ; d. December 20, 

Linn of Lurgan. 373 

1850 ; m., January 28, 1840, "William H. Coates, 
d. March 21, 1859 ; and had issue (surname 
Coates) : 
a. Elizdbeth-A., b. December 11, 1850; d. De- 
cember 6, 1871 ; m. David H. Stevenson, 
January 5, 1871 ; and had issue (surname 
Stevenson): Elizdbeth-S., b. Nov. 21, 1871. 

2. JohnrA.-H., b. November 5, 1821; d. October 12, 

1854, near New Hope, Brown county, Ohio. 

3. Jane-P.,To. August 19, 1823; d. August 22, 1891, at 

Greencastle, Ind.; m. W. H. Coates above. Mrs. 
Coates is founder of Coates College, Terre Haute, 
Ind., the only college in the State devoted exclu- 
sively to the education of young women ; she has 
provided means to purchase good grounds, and, 
in addition to annual donations, will make it the 
legatee of her estate. 
in. William, b. November 3, 1793 ; d. October 26, 1834, in Miami 

county, Ohio; m., October 14, 1824, Jane Morrow, b. 

March, 1802 ; d. March 15, 1848; and had issue : 

1. Matilda, b. August 5, 1827 ; d. May 18, 1849 ; m. 

John Bobo. 

2. William-M., b. November 22, 1831 ; m., March 31, 

1852, Maria Reed ; she d. January 28, 1864 ; and 
had issue: John-W., h. January 21, 1854; reside 
near Piqua, Ohio. 
10. iv. John, b. January 8, 1797 , m. Mary F. Chamberlin. 

V. Margaret, b. December 27, 1799 ; d. February 7, 1873, at 
Sugar Creek, Venango county ; m.. May 13, 1823, Joseph 
McCalmont, b. November 23, 1798; d. April 22, 1874; 
and had issue (surname McCalmont): 

1. JemimaL., b. November 22, 1824; d. August 23, 

1858; m., December 8, 1846, Andrew Johnston, 
of Huntingdon, Pa.; d. February 17, 1885, aged 
83 years; and had issue (surname Johnston): 
A.-P.-W., of Harrisburg, Catharine, of Greenville, 
Pa., Jemima-L., m. W. A. Crawford, Cooperstown, 
Venango county. Pa., and Joseph-M., Nebraska. 

2. Emily-A., b. August 1, 1827 ; m., November 26, 

1864, Samuel Cooper, of Webster City, Iowa ; and 
had issue (surname Cooper): Ida-B., John-McC, 
Edwin, William, and Charles. 

3. Sarah- J., b. July 14, 1831 ; m., December 16, 1852, 

T. W. Brown, d. June 27, 1886, near Greenville, 
Mercer county ; and had issue (surname Brown): 
a. Oeorge-H., b. December C, 1856. 

374 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

6. CharUs-McC, b. October 27, 1876. 

4. James-F. L., b. December 29, 1833 ; resides in Ve- 

nangro county. 

5. Murray-L., b. August 14, 1836 ; m., October 4, 1864, 

Catharine Kochler ; and had issue : Anne, Charles, 
and John, all of Sugar Creek. 

6. Margaret-E., b. November 9, 1841 ; m., September 

27, 1860, Charles Kochler ; and had issue (surname 
Kochler) : Penelope, Margaret, SarahrL., Gatha- 
riiw-W., all of Unatilla county, Oregon. 

7. John-L., b. September 4, 1843 ; m. Martha Beggs ; 

and had issue : Amy-L., Warren- A., and Sarah-B., 
all of Sugar Creek, Pa. 

11. vi. James-F., b. December 6, 1802 ; m. Margaret I. Wilson. 
vii. Jemima, b. April 30, 1806 ; d. unm. April 17, 1873, at Sugar 


V. James Linn,' (William," William,') b. October 17, 1761 ; 
d. in Lurgan, May 28, 1835 ; served in the militia under Gen. 
Armstrong at German town ; ordained a ruling elder of church 
at Middle Spring, September 22, 1822 ; m., February 3, 1786, 
Griselda Patterson, b. June 8, 1759; d. August i, 1839. 
They had issue : 

12. i. William, b. 1787 ; m. Mary Galbraith. 

ii. Mary, b. November 7, 1790 ; d. March 9, 1854, at Burgetts- 
town, Pa,; m., December 20, 1814, Robert Patterson, b. 
October 8, 1784 ; d. January 9, 1861, son of Josiah Pat- 
terson ; and had issue (surname Patterson): 

1. Jane, b. October 16, 1815 ; d. May 12, 1845 ; m., 

first, September 29, 1835, J. Watson Allen ; and 
had issue (surname Allen): Bobert-P., of Powe- 
sheik, Iowa, m. Anna Cleaver ; m., secondly, 
in 1842, James Ewing ; and had issue (surname 
Ewing): Jane, b. March 3, 1845, m. L. B. Sisson. 

2. Eliza, b. March 17, 1818 ; d. June 15, 1841. 

3. Sarah-Smith, b. August 5, 1820 ; m. James Ewing, 

■{ante) ; d. April 28, 1841. 

4. James-L., of Burgettstown, b. November 12, 1824 ; 

m. Sarah A. Linn, of William (xi) ; and had 
issue (surname Patterson): 

a. Mary L., b. February 6, 1855. 

6. Addie-J., b. January 27, 1857. 

c. Elizabeth, b. February 20, 1861. 

d. Anna-G., b. November 25, 1862. 

e. James-F., b. April 20, 1865. 

Linn of Imrgan. 375 

5. Mary, b. October 17, 1829 ; m., Marob 15, 1859, 
Rev. James T. Frederick, D. D., of Burgettstown, 
d. July 2, 1886 ; and had issue (surname Fred- 
a. Sarah-E., b. December 31, 1859 ; m., Novem- 
ber 18, 1883, Rev. Samuel F. Marks, of Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 
6. WilUam-J., b. March 6, 1865. 

c. John-D., b. September 10. 1869. 

d. David-P., b. January 16, 1872. 

Hi. Jane, b. 1793; d. July 9, 1860; m.. May 11, 1826, James 
Rodgers, of Shippensburg ; d. September 10, 1831 ; and 
had issue (surname Rodgers): 

1. Rev. James-L., b. May 5, 1827 ; m. Hetty B. Coch- 

ran, of Eliza {postea TV). 

2. Hon. A.-Denny, b. April 17, 1830 ; of Columbus, 

iv. Eliza, b. 1799 ; d. September, 1856 ; m. Robert Cochran, 
innkeeper at Shippensburg ; d. at Springfield, Ohio, 
April 28, 1873, aged eighty-nine years ; and had issue 
(surname Cochran^: 

1. James-L., d. s. p. 

2. Betty-B., b. 1830 ; d. January 5, 1887 ; m. Rev. J. L. 

Rodgers, above. 

3. David. 

4. Andrew-P alter son-L., of Springfield, Ohio. 

V. Andrew-P., b. 1800 ; d. July 5, 1841 ; a physician ; m. 


VI. David I,inn,' (William,' William,') b. May 28, 1776; 
d. July 26, 1848 ; removed from I^urgan to now Kelly town- 
ship, Union county ; served in the war of 1812, at Black Rock ; 
m., June 10, 1800, Margery Coulter, b. December 24, 1780 
d. November 19, 1865. They had issue : 

i. FranklinrF., b. April 13, 1801 ; d. November 27, 1846 ; unm. 
a. William-T., of Buffalo Cross-roads ; b. June 5, 1811 ; m. 

Catharine Robinson, b. 1807 ; d. September 18, 1889. 
Hi. Margaret, b. November 19, 1825 ; m., August 10, 1848, Rev. 
Ephraim Kieffer, who died at Carlisle, Pa., May 11, 
1871 ; and had issue (surname Kieffer): 
1. Rev. William-T.-L., of Meroersburg, Pa.; b. Sep- 
tember 8, 1850 ; m., June 24, 1879, Elizabeth 
Miles, of Carlisle ; and had issue (surname Kief- 
a. William-it., b. August 13, 1882. 
6. Tliompaon-L., b. May 19, 1884 ; d. July 9, 1885. 

376 PenTisylvania Genealogies. 

2. Mary-C, b. June 29, 1854; m. November 9, 1882, 

Phineas T. Ball, of Church villa, Maryland ; and 
had issue (surname Ball): Margaret-L. 

3. Emma-B., b. March 26, 1859 ; m., November 6, 1884, 

W. B. Donehower, of Lewisburg, Pa. 

4. Catharine-L., b. June 17, 1861. 

5. Anna-M., b. April 3, 1864. 

6. Stephen-K, b. August 16, 1868. 

VII. Elizabeth Linn,* (William,' William,' William,') 
b. 1775; d. July 31, 1834, at Philadelphia, Pa.; she was a 
woman of taste and literary acquirements. She m., November, 
1804, Charles Beockden Brown, b. January 17, 1771 ; d. 
February 19, 18 10. He was of Quaker lineage. His middle 
name was derived from his uncle, the skillful conveyancer and 
great scrivener of provincial days. He received a liberal edu- 
cation under Robert Proud, the historian, and at the age of six- 
teen already formed plans of extensive literary work. He was 
apprenticed to Alexander Wilcox, an eminent lawyer, but oc- 
cupied himself with literary instead of legal studies. In 1796, 
he removed to the city of New York, where he devoted him- 
self to letters with great eagerness to become conspicuous as a 
writer. In 1798, appeared his first novel, " Wieland," a 
powerful and original romance, and in 1799, " Osmond, or The 
Second Witness. ' ' At this time he had begun no less than five 
novels, two of which, " Arthur Merwyn " and " Edgar Hunt- 
ley," were soon published. In "Arthur Merwyn " the ravages 
of the yellow fever, which the author had witnessed in New 
York in 1798, and Philadelphia in 1793, are painted with ter- 
rific truth. These were followed by others of more or less note. 
He published a number of political pamphlets, and edited with 
ability the American Register. He was a man of romantic tem- 
per, extensive attainments, and great industry. He was the 
first in America who ventured to pursue literature as a profes- 
sion. To him his country is indebted for the high literary 
standard he gave it. His life and correspondence, edited by 
William Dunlap, in two volumes, was published in 1815. 
They had issue (surname Brown): 

i. WilUam-Linn, b. September, 1805 ; resides in Philadelphia ; 
m., October 10, 1836, Emily G. Burling, daughter of 
Samuel Burling, of New York city ; and had issue : 

Linn of Lurgan. 377 

1. Virginia-F., d., Philadelphia. 

2. Laura-L., d. in infancy. 

3. EmilyB., d., Philadelphia. 

4. Eugene-A., A., leaving issue, one daughter, Emily- 

B., of Philadelphia. 

5. William-Linn, Jr. , of Philadelphia. 

ii. Charles-Brockden (twin), b. September, 1805 ; d. 1875, in the 

m. Eugene-L., b. 1807 ; d. 1824 ; m. and had issue, Emily-B. 
iv. Mary-C, b. 1809; d. 1829. 

VIII. William Linn,* Esq. , (William,' William,' William,') 
b. August 31, 1790; d. January 14, 1867, at Ithaca, N. Y.; was 
a lawyer, and author of "A Life of Thomas Jefferson," Ithaca, 
1834, and of the celebrated "Rohrbach Papers;" m. Mary A. 
Biers, d. July 25, 1848, aged fifty. They had issue: 

i. Susan-L., b. July 12, 1819; d. July 11, 1885; m., in 1840, 
Henry W. Sage, Esq., of Ithaca, b. January 31, 1814 ; 
founder of Sage College, Cornell University ; she was 
one of the founders of the Brooklyn (N. Y.) School for 
Training Nurses, and liberally endowed the female de- 
partment of Cornell University. On Saturday, July 11, 
1885, while returning with her husband and Miss Kate 
Linn from a visit of mercy at Slaterville, near Ithaca, she 
was, about half past six p. m., thrown from her carriage 
and instantly killed ; her former pastor, Henry Ward 
Beecher, said of her in his address at her funeral, "her 
soul had entered into the very spirit of the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ ; to her virtues were joined all the graces 
which education could give, with great hopefulness, and 
thatrare gift, the illumination of humor, which, together 
formed a wondrous combination of Christian character. 
She was a most noble, Christian woman, who, once 
known, can never be forgotten." They had issue (sur- 
name Sage): 

1. Dean, m. Sarah Manning. 

2. William-H., m.. May 20, 1869, Jennie Curtin, daugh- 

ter of Hon. A. G. Curtin, of Bellefonte [see Gregg 
and Curtin record); and had issue (surname Sage): 

a. Catharine-C, b. July 2, 1870. 

6. Henry-W., Jr., b. 1872. 

c. Andrew-Crregg-Curtin, b. June 8, 1873. 

d. De Witt. 

ii. De Witt, drowned near Staten Island, N. Y., May 28, 1872. 
Hi. Kate, residing in Ithaca, 1885. 

378 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

IX. Archibai,d IvAidwb I/INN,* (William,' William,' Will- 
iam,') b. October 5, 1802 ; d. October 10, 1857, at Schenectady, 
N. Y.; graduated at Union College, Schenectady, 1820; twice 
mayor of Schenectady, N. Y. ; member of Twenty-seventh Con- 
gress, 1841-43; of New York House of Representatives, 1844; 
and county judge; m., January 31, 1826, Mary Ten Eyck Mc- 
Clei<i<and, b. November 8, 1808 ; living at Schenectady. They 
had issue: 

i. William, b. November 14, 1826 ; d. January 4, 1844. 
a. Peter- Van-B., b. October 20, 1828. 

Hi. Rev. John-Blair, of Corsicana, Texas ; b. December 5, 1830 ; 
m., October 20, 1857, Miss Morgan, d. October 11, 1892. 
iv. Charles-F., b. October 19, 1833 ; d. June 5, 1861. 
V. Mary-H., b. October 9, 1835 ; m., July 6, 1871, James Hast- 
ings, of Lisha's Kill, Albany county, N. Y. 
vi. Arehibald-L., b. April 3, 1839 ; d. in hospital at New Or- 
leans, September 13, 1864 ; sergeant of company B, Sec- 
ond New York Veteran cavalry. 
vii. Helen-L., b. December 30, 1843. 
via. Jennette, b. June 26, 1845 ; d. May 21, 1861. 

X. John Linn,' (John,* William,' William,') b. January 8, 
1797; d. April 9, 1891, at Mount Vernon, Knox county, Ohio; 
m., April 28, 1825, Mary F. Chamberlin, b. September 29, 
1804 ; d. April 3, 186^ ; daughter of Colonel William Cham- 
berlin, of Kelly township. Union county. Pa. They had 
issue : 

i. William Lawrence, b. January 16, 1826 ; residence, Green- 
field P. O., Iowa ; m., May 26, 1853, Rachel A. Robert- 
son, who d. April 16, 1870 ; and had issue : B.-G., m. 

Dema Stewart ; Mary-A., m. Smith ; WilUam-E., 

Flora- JE., Anna-L., and H.- Wayne. 

a. John-F., b. September 29, 1827 ; resides at Greenfield P. 
O., Iowa. 

Hi. Mary-E., b. August 8, 1829 ; m., January 1, 1857, James 
Patterson, of Mount "Vernon, O.; and had issue (sur- 
name Patterson): Bora-M., m. J. W. McDonald, of 
Hampton, Iowa ; Elwyn-L., and Otto-A. 

iv. Bobert-K, b. April 7, 1832 ; m., May 27, 1857, Anna J. Pol- 
lock, b. 1834 i d. February 6, 1894 ; and had issue : 

1. Ida-M., b. December 1, 1858; m., November 30, 

1882, M. J. Pusey, of "Winfield, Iowa. 

2. Benna-M., b. June 19, 1860; d. August 10, 1877. 

Linn of Lnirgan. 379 

V. Ann-E., b. November 14, 1834 ; m., February 1, 1860, N. R. 

Ebersole ; d. near Tama, Iowa, October 10, 1867. 
TO. Susan-M., b. February 3, 1888; d. October 25, 1875; m., J. 

L. Serviss, of Marshall county, Iowa. 
vii. Catharine-J., b. May 12, 1840 ; m., July 4, 1861, John Pol- 
lock ; residing at Morning Sun, Louisa county, Iowa. 

XI. James F. Linn,' (John,* William,' William.^ b. De- 
cember 6, i8o2 ; d. October 8, 1869 ; practitioner at law, in 
lycwisburg, Pa., 1826-1869 ; and specially prominent as an 
abolitionist, and as an advocate of temperance ; m., July 20, 
1826, Margaret I. Wilson, b. October 12, 1804; d. June 
22, 1868; dau. of Hugh Wilson and Catharine Irvine, (see 
Hugh Wilson record') . They had issue : 

i. Mary-L., b. July 12, 1827 ; living at Mercersburg, Pa.; m., 
November 14, 1848, Rev. Henry Harbaugh, D. D., b. 
October 28, 1817 ; died while professor in the Theolog- 
ical Seminary of the German Reformed Church at Mer- 
cersburg, December 28, 1867 ; author of "The Sainted 
Dead," "'Heavenly Recognition," "Fathers of the 
German Reformed Church," and editor of Tlie Mercers- 
burg Heview; and had issue (surname Harbaugh) : 

1. Wilson-L., b. July 25, 1851, druggist, Mercersburg ; 

m.. May 24, 1876, Rosanna McNaughton, b. 1852 ; 
d. March 24, 1894, at Ardmore, Pa.; and had 
issue : Henry, and Duncan- J. 

2. Margaret- A., b. May 20, 1855 ; teacher at Radnor, 


3. H.-Lange, b. October 24, 1857 ; m., September 19, 

1889, Rose MoMahon. 

4. J.-F.-IAnn, b. April 29, 1860; attorney-at-law, 

Chambersburg, Pa.; m., August 16, 1887, Paulina 
F. Kimmell. 

5. M.-Louisa, b. December 19, 1862. 

6. John-A., b. February 8, 1867. 

ii. Wilson-L, b. September 9, 1829 ; d. November 27, 1893 ; 
m., February 27, 1849, Elizabeth Brown, b. September 
16, 1827 ; d. March 19, 1887, at Berwyn, Chester county, 
Pa.; and had issue : 

1. Edwin-B., b. June 1, 1850: m., November 20, 1878, 

Elizabeth Siney ; and had issue : Wilsonrl., and 

2. James-F., b. February 14, 1852 ; resides at Flour- 

town, Montgomery county. Pa. 
8. AnnOrB., b. October 21, 1855 ; d. April 17, 1882 ; 

380 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

m., December 25, 1877, N. B. Sterner; and had 
issue (surname Sterner): Emma-S. 

4. Margaret-W., b. October 10, 1857. 

5. Mary-B., b. June 28, 1860. 

6. Merrill K, b. April 12, 1862 ; m., December 25, 

1889, Catherine Comerer. 

7. Franh-S., b. February 19, 1864 ; m. Emma Keeley. 

8. Charles-K, b. October 6, 1866. 

13. in. John-Blair, m., first, Julia J. Pollock ; second, Mary E. D. 
iv. J.-Merrill, b. October 17, 1833 ; an attorney-at law ; resides 
at Lewisbiirg, Pa.; m., December 26, 1867, Mary E. 
Billmeyer, dau. of Philip Billmeyer ; and had issue : 
1. Philip-B., b. May 25, 1869. 
V. Oliver-D., b. January 3, 1836 ; d. May 12, 1840. 
vi. AnnerC, b., July 31, 1839; m.. May 9, 1878, Dr. John S. 
Angle, of Spread Eagle, Chester county. Pa.; and had 
issue (surname Angle) : 

1. Laura L., b. April 9, 1879. 
vii. Laura-S., b. March 11, 1845; d. October 9, 1871; m., De- 
cember 22, 1864, Dr. John S. Angle ; and had issue (sur- 
name Angle) : 

1. Linn, b. April 29, 1867 ; m. Schofleld. 

2. Nm-a, b. November 1, 1869 ; m., April 18, 1894, 

William S. Tash, of Camden, N. J. 

XII. William Linn,' (James,' William,' William,') b. 
1787 ; d. in Lurgan township, April 5, 1873 ; elder in Presby- 
terian church of Middle Spring ; served in war of 181 2, in de- 
fense of Baltimore; m., September 28, 1819, Mary Gal- 
BRAiTH, b. December 14, 1796; d. April 3, 1867. They had 
issue : 

i. James, b. July 30, 1820 ; m., November, 1846, Jane E. Coffee ; 
d. July 25, 1885, in Lurgan township ; and had issue : 
James-McC, William-A., and Mary, 
ii. MaryQ., b. April 2, 1822 ; m. Hayes Culbertson ; resides at 
Princeton, Iowa ; and had issue (surname Culbertson): 
William-Linn, Stephen, Augustus, Mary, Bobert, Harry, 
Elizabeth, and James. 
Hi. Oriselda, b. July 22, 1824; m., December 81, 1844, David G. 
Duncan, of Newville, Pa., b. February 14, 1817 ; and had 
issue (surname Duncan): 

1. William-Linn, b. December 5, 1845 ; m., first, De- 
cember 19, 1866, Arabella Davidson; secondly, 
September 21, 1876, Bell Tritt. 

lAnn of Lurgan. 381 

2. Mary-Galbraith, b. March 18, 1848. 

3. Samuel-A., b. June 23, 1851. 

4. Emma-J., b. March 5, 1854; m., December 1, 1875, 

John D. Mains. 

5. David-Galbraith, t. January 19, 1856. 

6. John-K., b. July 14, 1858. 

7. EUzdbeth-A., b. October 22, 1860. 

8. Sarah-P., b. February 7, 1863. 

9. TheressaA., b. February 6, 1865 ; d. October 5, 1867. 

10. James-M., b. February 5, 1867. 

11. Flora-G., b. April 2, 1869. 

12. Eva, b. August 20, 1873. 

iv. Elizabeths., b. June 23, 1826 ; d. March 19, 1884, in Ship- 
pensburg, Pa.; m., June 24, 1844, J. Anderson Kelso, d. 
prisoner of war on Belle Island, near Richmond, Va., 
November 1, 1863 ; and had issue (surname Kelso): 

1. Rev. Alexander- P., b. October 4, 1845; missionary 

at Saharunpur, North India ; m., October 12, 1870, 
in India, Louisa M. Bolton, daughter of an Eng- 
lish officer. 

2. Mary-J., b. July 12, 1847 ; d. November 22, 1850. 

3. William-Linn, b. July 30, 1849 ; m., first, April 7, 

1870, Martha Thompson ; secondly, 1881, Emma 
Sutherland ; resides at Putnam, 111. 

4. Letitia-C, b. September 7, 1851 ; resides at Ship- 


5. Bohert-Q., b. November 4, 1853 ; m., October 25, 

1883, Jane Lawrence, of Shippensburg. 

6. Sarah- A., b. July 9, 1857. 

7. James P., of Burgettstown, Pa., b. October 2, 1860; 

m., April 16, 1884, Belle M. Henriele. 
V. Sarah-A., b. November 7, 1830; m., April 20, 1854, James L. 

Patterson, of Burgettstown, son of Robert Patterson 

and Mary Linn, (see v). 
vi. William-A.-P .. b. June 27, 1839; resides at Burgettstown 

P. O., Pa.; m., October 7, 1862, Elizabeth Proudflt, and 

had issue : 

1. John-P., b. September 11, 1863. 

2. William-B., b. June 28, 1867. 

3. James-P., b. February 24, 1870. 

4. Robert-F., b. June 26, 1872. 

5. EdmundrL., b. June 3, 1874; d. 1882. 

XIII. John Blair Linn,* (James F.,* John,' William,' 
William,') b. October 15, 1831, at Lewisburg, Pa. He was 
educated at Franklin and Marshall College, and studied the 

382 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

profession of law ; served in the Rebellion ; removed to Centre 
county in 1871 ; during the administration of Governor Hart- 
ranft, he was Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth from 
1873 to 1878, and Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1878-1879. 
In 1877 he published "Annals of Buffalo Valley," and edited, 
in connection with William H. Egle, M. D., Pennsylvania 
Archives, second series, 12 vols., 1874-1880; and, in 1883, 
History of Centre and Clinton counties ; resides in Bellefonte, 
Pa.; engaged in his profession. Mr. Linn was twice married; 
m., first, October 22, 1857, Julia J. Pollock, b. February 2, 
1831 ; d. July 19, 1862; daughter of F. W. Pollock, of Milton, 
Pa. They had issue : 

i. Sarah-P.-Q.. b. April 9, 1859. 
ii. Bessie-W., b. September 13, 1860. 

Mr. lyinn m., secondly, November 21, 1867, Mary E. D. 
Wilson, daughter of Hunter and Mary Benner Wilson. They 
had issue : 

iii. Mary-Hunter, b. July 26, 1869. 

iv. Henry-W.-Sage, b. January 18, 1873, at Bellefonte, Pa. 

Lyon of Juniata. 383 


I. John Lyon,' son of William Lyon,* with his family, emi- 
grated from Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, Province of 
Ulster, Ireland, to the Province of Pennsylvania, in the year 
1763, and settled in Cumberland county, now Milford town- 
ship, Juniata county, about two miles west of Mifflintown. 
The warrant for his tract of land, two hundred and seventy- 
three acres is dated September 18, 1766. In 1773 the Pro- 
prietaries grant to John Lyon et al. twenty acres of land for 
the use of the Presbsrterian church of Tuscarora, where he is 
buried; d. in 1780; he m., in Ireland, Margaret Arm- 
strong, sister of Colonel John Armstrong, one of the prom- 
inent and patriotic Pennsylvanians of Provincial and Revolu- 
tionary times ; was a woman of bright intellect, remarkable 
intelligence, and a fine conversationalist ; d. about 1793, and 
also buried in Tuscarora. They had issue, all bom in Ireland : 

3. i. William, b. March 17, 1729; m Alice Armstrong. 

James, m. Martin. 

. Samuel, m. Eleanor Blaine. 
John, m. Mary Harris. 

Mary, b. 1748 ; m. Benjamin Lyon, (see VIIl). 
FruTUXS, b. 1752 ; d. May 4, 1839 ; m. William Graham, b. 
1753 ; d. April 4, 1813 ; both buried in Tuscarora ceme- 
tery ; and left descendants. 
7. vii. Margaret Alice, m. Thomas Anderson, in Ireland. 
viii. Agnes, d. unm. 

II. James Lyon,' the younger brother of John Lyon, who 
heads this record, never emigrated to America, but his three 
sons came over with the family of John Lyon, their uncle, in 
1763. Neither he nor his wife are believed to have been liv- 
ing at the date of the emigration. His sons were : 

* Rebecca Lyon, sister of John and James Lyon, also came to 
Pennsylvania. She married Colonel John Armstrong. 

Arms of the Lyon Family of Pennsylvania— Arg. a Lion rampant 
az. Crest — A Lion's head erased ppr. 









384 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. William, who espoused the British cause in the Revolu- 
tionary war, settled in Canada, and became estranared 
from the family. 
ii. Robert, enlisted in the Revolutionary service ; promoted 
from sergeant of the Twelfth Pennsylvania to a lieuten- 
ancy in the Sixth Pennsylvania regiment, Continental 
line, February, 1777 ; was taken prisoner by the British 
and held captive in Canada ; after the war settled in 
Northumberland, Pa., where he died, August 19, 1823, 
aged seventy-seven years. 
8. Hi. Benjamin, b. 1752 ; m. Mary Lyon. 

III. William I,yon,'' (John,') preceded his father and fam- 
ily to the Province, having arrived about 1750, and attained 
the position of assistant surveyor to his uncle, John Armstrong, 
deputy surveyor and justice of the peace of Cumberland county, 
a well educated man, who had arrived from Ireland in 1748. 
Together, they laid out the town of Carlisle, by order of the 
Proprietaries, in 1751, and the seat of justice was then perma- 
nently established there. William Lyon entered the Provincial 
military service for the defense of the frontier against the French 
and Indians, and as first lieutenant of the Pennsylvania regi- 
ment, appointed December 6, 1757, participated in Forbes' 
great expedition against Fort DuQuesne, in 1758 ; resigned 
March, 1759; appointed a magistrate in 1764, by Governor 
John Penn, then in Carlisle, dispatching Colonel Bouquet on 
his second expedition. On the opening of the Revolution and 
the suppression of the Provincial authority, he was appointed, 
by the "Supreme Executive Council," a member of the 
" Committee of Safety," October 16, 1776 ; prothonotary for 
Cumberland county, March 12, 1777; clerk of the orphans' 
court, February 9, 1779 ; and register and recorder, February 
13. 1779 ; lie was re-appointed, by Governor Mifflin, register 
of wills, September 4, 1790, and prothonotary, register, and 
recorder, and clerk of the orphans' court, August 17, 1791 ; 
he was also re-appointed, by Governor McKean, January 29, 
1800, prothonotary and clerk of the courts, and continued pro- 
thonotary by proclamation in 1802 and 1805 ; he was appointed, 
by the "Supreme Executive Council," to receive subscriptions 
for Cumberland county, for a loan of twenty million dollars, 
authorized by Congress June 29, 1779. William Lyon, b. 

Lyon of Juniata. 385 

March 17, 1729, in Ireland; d. in Carlisle, Pa., February 7, 
1809 ; m., first, in 1756, Alice Armstrong, daughter of his 
uncle. Colonel John Armstrong, of Carlisle, Pa. They had 
issue : 
9. i. James, b. October, 1757 ; m. Sallia Eyre. 

He married, secondly, 1768, Ann Fleming, of Carlisle, Pa. 
They had issue : 

ii. Margaret, [Peggy,] b. May 9, 1770; m., in Carlisle, July 26, 

1793, the Rev. David Denny, of Chambersburg, Pa. 
in. John, b. October 13, 1771 ; m. Priscilla Coulter, of Greens- 
burg, Pa. He was a prominent member of the bar at 
Uniontown, Pa., and appointed by act of the Legislature 
of Pennsylvania, March 31, 1806, in conjunction with 
Cadwallader Evans, commissioner on the Nicholson 

iv. William, b. June 17, 1773 ; went South and died in early life 
at St. Francisville, La., where he is buried. 

10. V. Samuel, b. January 20, 1775 ; m. Betty Brown. 
vi. Mary, b. August 20, 1776 ; d. 1832 ; unm. 

vii. Alexander-Parker, b. August 4, 1778 ; d. 1808 ; unm. ; law- 
yer in Carlisle. 
via. Nana/, b. August 16, 1780 ; d. 1800 ; unm. 

11. ix. Alice- Armstrong, b. September 25, 1781 ; m. George Cham- 


12. X. George- Armstrong, b. April 11, 1784 ; m. Anna G. Savage. 

IV. James Lyon,' (John,^) arrived in the Province of Penn- 
sylvania, landing in Philadelphia in 1763, and, about 1766, 
located on land in Cumberland county, now in Granville town- 
ship, Mifflin county, and near the site of old Fort Granville, 
which was captured by the French and Indians in 1756. The 
tract embraced all the broad plateau on the south bank of the 
Juniata river and the mountain side (known as Anderson sta- 
tion, Pennsylvania railroad). He was assessor for Cumber- 
land county in 1777 ; died and buried on his own domain in 
the family burial-ground. He m., in Ireland, [Elizabeth] 
Martin. They had issue : 

i. John, b in Ireland ; settled in Butler county, and left de- 
scendants ; was in the Revolutionary service, and lived 
on a farm on the north side of the Juniata river, in 
Mifflin county, until he went westward. 
ii. Margaret [Peggy], b. in Philadelphia, three days after the 

386 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

family arrived, in 1763 ; d. June 8, 1847 ; m., in 1783, John 
Oliver, b. in Derrybeg, county Derry, Ireland, in 1750 ; 
d. 1843, and both buried in McVeytown cemetery. John 
Oliver came over in the ship " Sophia," in 1770 ; became 
a citizen of Cumberland, now Mifflin county, and taught 
school in the neighborhood, his future wife being one of 
his pupils ; he became a prominent man, and was ap- 
pointed an associate judge for Mifflin county by Gov- 
ernor Mifflin ; his residence was in Oliver township 
(named after him), on the Juniata, six miles west of 
Lewistown ; and had issue (surname Oliver): 

1. James, m. Cunningham ; d. s. p. 

2. Bachel, m. John Campbell, of Mifflin county ; and 

had five children. 

3. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Campbell, brother of John ; 

and had eight children. 

4. Nancy [Agnes], m. Samuel Campbell, brother of 

John and Joseph ; had ten children. 

5. Margaret [Peggy], m. Rev. Lochrane ; d. s. p. 

6. Polly, d. in 1871 ; unm. 

7. Jane, m. John Campbell, of Centre county, cousin 

to John, Joseph, and Samuel ; and had six chil- 

8. Margery, d. in 18S2 ; unm. 

9. John, m. Esther Strode, of Mifflin county ; and had 

two children, 

10. George, m. Margaret Jackson ; and had three chil- 


11. Sydney, m. George A. Lyon, (see xxvi). 

12. Andrew, m. Edwards ; d. s. p. 

13. Hi. William, b. January 31, 1765 ; m. Rebecca Graham. 

iv. Elizabeth, lived to the age of eighty-eight years ; m. ,Tohn 
McVey, after whom the town of McVeytown, Mifflin 
county, was named ; moved to Zanesville, O. 

14. «. Isabella, b. August 14, 1770; m. John Patterson, merchant. 

15. vi. Nancy (twin), b. Aug. 14, 1770 : m. John Patterson, Esq. 
mi. Mary, b. May 6, 1774 ; d. February 24, 1861 ; m. Robert 

Forsythe, of Mifflin county. Pa. ; and had eight chil- 

16. via. James, b. February 11, 1786 ; m. Elizabeth Lyon. 

V. Samuel Lyon,' (John,^ settled on land adjoining his 
father's tract, and inherited one half of his father's farm, in 
Cumberland, now Juniata, county. Pa. ; became a deputy 
surveyor under his uncle, Col. John Armstrong ; appointed. 
May 22, 1770, by Provincial authority, a magistrate for Mil- 

Lyon of Juniata. 387 

ford township; re-appointed justice of the peace, June 19, 
1777, by the "Supreme Executive Council," who made 
all appointments previous to the formation of the State Con- 
stitution of 1790. July 31, 1777, commissioned colonel of 
the Fourth oattalion of Cumberland county militia ; again com- 
missioned May 14, 1778. April 3, 1780, Col. Lyon was ap- 
pointed commissioner of purchases for the Revolutionary army 
for the county of Cumberland, and July 7, 1780, assistant 
commissioner of purchases, and the Council ordered his "quota 
of whiskey at 500 gallons'per month . ' ' Before 1785, he changed 
his residence to Carlisle. November 9, 1789, appointed deputy 
surveyor for Cumberland county, and re-appointed, November 
3, 1791. He m. Eleanor Blaine, b. 1750; d. April 9, 1795; 
sister of Col. Ephraim Blaine. They had issue : 

i. Margaret [Peggy], b. March 26, 1772 ; m., in Carlisle, Janu- 
ary 16, 1795, her cousin, James Blaine, sou of Col. Eph- 
raim Blaine, and had JEphraim-JJyon, who married Maria 
Gillespie, of Washington county. Pa., and had James- 
Oillespie, author and statesman. The other children of 
Margaret Blaine were Jane, m. William Semple, of 
Washington, Pa.; Ellen, m. Major John H. Ewing,* a 
prominent citizen of Washington, Pa.; Anna-Lyon, m. 
Rev. D. Mason ; William, Sarmiel, James, m. Miss De- 
Villemont ; and Mary. 
ii. Isabella, b. February 14, 1774 ; m., first, in Carlisle, April 
12, 1798, William Hoge, of Washington, Pa.; m., sec- 
ondly, Alexander Reed, of same place ; d. s. p. 

*The Hon. John H. Ewing was born in Fayette county. Pa., Octo- 
ber 5, 1796 ; died at his home in Washington, Washington county 
Pa., June 9, 1887, in his ninety-first year. He graduated at Washing- 
ton College in 1814 ; studied law under Thomas McGifBn, with whom 
he temporarily entered into partnership. Was admitted to the Wash- 
ington bar in 1818. He was a member of the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of Pennsylvania from 1835 to 1846, and was elected to the 
Twenty-ninth Congress, during which period he became the personal 
friend of the great men of the nation— Clay, Webster, Calhoun and 
their compeers. He served as a trustee of Washington College over 
half a century, also as a trustee of the Female Seminary since its 
foundation. A public spirited man, he was at the head of every en- 
terprise and project which might benefit his town and county. 
Major Ewing and Ellen Blaine had issue : the Rev. William E., George, 
John, Samuel, Margaret, who m. Dr. Hollock, of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth, 
m. Rev. William Speer, and Mary, m. Professor Woods. 

388 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

in. John,lo. February 1, 1776; d. 1814, unm.; an attorney-at- 

law, Bedford, Pa. 
iv. Nancy, b. April 27, 1778 ; d. June 22, 1867, at Washington, 

Pa.; unm. 

17. V. Bebecca, b November 2, 1785 ; m. James M. Russell. 

18. vi. Samuel, b. January 19, 1791 ; m. Nancy Campbell. 

VI. John Lyon,^ (John,') came into possession of one half 
of the homestead, Samuel coming into possession of the other 
half, in Milford township, by the will of his father, dated De- 
cember 13, 1779, after his death in 1780. Resided thereon 
until June i, 1797, when he conveyed it to Stephen Dougle- 
man, who conveyed it to the Sterrett family ; its present owners 
being Hon. James P. Sterrett and his brother Dr. John P. Ster- 
rett. John Lyon then removed to Butler county, and d. about 
1820. He m. Mary Harris, daughter of Capt. Thomas Har- 
ris. They had issue : 

i. Thomas-Harris, 
ii. William. 
Hi. John, 

V. Margaret. 

VI. Mary, 
vii. Catharine, 
via. Nancy. 

VII. Margaret Alice Lyon,' (John,') m. Thomas An- 
derson, who came to America in 1766. They had been pre- 
viously married, and probably came from the home of the Lyon 
family in Ireland. They had four children, of whom we have 
the names of (surname Anderson) : 

i. Robert, d. in infancy. 
ii. Bebecca, d. in infancy. 

Hi. John, b. 1770, in Bedford, Pa.; d. in 1839; studied medi- 
cine at Carlisle, and entered upon the practice of his 
profession in 1796, in which he became very successful ; 
for years be was the president of the Allegheny Bank 
at Bedford, and also president of the Chambersburg and 
Bedford turnpike company ; besides being actively en- 
gaged in other enterprises; m., in 1804, Mary Espy, b. 
1779 ; d. 1815, (see Espy record); and had issue (surname 
1. George- Woods, b. June 27, 1805; d. June 20, 1879; 
studied medicine with Dr. Watson, and gradu- 

Lyon of Juniata. 389 

ated from the University of Pennsylvania; m. 

Caroline Morsell, of Prince George's county, Md., 

who died in 1860. 
2. Espy-Lyon, m. Louisa Watson. 
8. Ann-Jane, d. in infancy. 

4. Mary. 

5. Elizabeth. 

VIII. Bentamin IvYon,^ (James,') b in Enniskillen, county 
Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1752 ; and emigrated with the family 
of his uncle, John Lyon, in 1763, finally settling in Milford 
township, Cumberland county, now Juniata, where he was as- 
sessed as a single freeman in 1775. He enlisted in the Revolu- 
tionary cause and was in Captain Hendrick's company of rifle- 
men from Cumberland county in the expedition against Quebec, 
commanded by General Arnold. It is an interesting fact that 
Benjamin Lyon's Bible was found one hundred years afterwards 
in the Du Plante family, in the parish of St. Franscois on the 
Chaudiere river, Canada, down which the expedition passed. 
(See Henry's Narrative, Pennsylvania Archives, second series, 
vol. XV.) Returning, he participated in the battle of Long 
Island, August 27,1 776 ; was recommended by General Hand to 
General "Washington for promotion, and appointed lieutenant, 
September 25, 1776. His regiment was engaged in the battles 
of Brandywine, Germantown, ei alios. Promoted to first lieu- 
tenant, July 16, 1777, and to a captaincy, December 8, 1778. 
The hardships of the service afiected his health, and, as a con- 
sequence, his resignation ensued in May, 1779, when he returned 
to Milford township . {See Pennsylvania Archives , second series , 
"Pennsylvania in the Revolution.") He removed about four 
years after his marriage to Northumberland, Pa., and returned 
to Tuscarora valley about the year 1800, where he remained till 
his wife 's death , in 1 8 1 1 , when he went to reside with his daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon county, Pa., where 
he died in 1826. Advanced in years, he appeared as a man 
above medium height, rather full in the face, with florid com- 
plexion, blunt in manner, and plain in speech. By act of 
March 14, 1818, he received an annuity from the State on ac- 
count of his Revolutionary services. He m., in 1780, his 
cousin, Mary Lyon, b. April, 1748, daughter of John Lyon; 

390 Pennsylvania Omealogies. 

she d. October 9, 181 1, and buried in Tuscarora. They had 

issue : 

i. Elizabeth [Betsy], b. in Tuscarora valley, December 15, 
1Y80 ; d. January 21, 1849 ; buried at Green Hill Presby- 
terian churcb. Pulton county, Pa.; m. James Lyon, her 
cousin, [see xvi). 

19. a. John, b. August 11, 1782 ; m. Jane Maclay. 

20. in. James, b. April 12, 1787 ; m. Ann Porman. 

iv. Margaret, d. at Pennsylvania Furnace, 1818, aged 25 years ; 
buried in Bellefonte cemetery. 

IX. James L,yon,' (William,'' John,^ b. October, 1757 ; d. 
November 21, 1811 ; m., July 25, 1793, SalliE Eyre, of 
Northampton county, Va., where he was a practicing physi- 
cian. They had issue : 

i. William, d. unm. 

a. Margaret, m. William Taylor, lawyer, Norfolk, Va.; and 
had issue (surname Taylor) : Sallie, William, Robert, and 

X. Samuel I,yon,' (William,* John,') b. January 20, 1775; 
merchant, Baltimore, Md.; m., March, 1800, Betty Brown, 
of Wilmington, Del.; and had issue : 

21. i. William, va., &rat, Miss Reynolds; secondly. Miss Mulhol- 


22. a. Rev. George- Armstrong, m. Mary Sterrett. 

Hi. Jacob, lived in Clarion county, and died there. 

iv. John; resided in Clarion county. Pa.; deceased. 
V. Bacliel, m. Hugh Campbell, M. D., Uniontown, Pa.; and 
had issue (surname Campbell): Susan, who m. an Alii" 
son ; Rev. Samuel, Rev. William, Judge Edward, Benja- 
min, who m. Mary Hitner, Sarah-Louise, and Hugh- 

XI. Alice Armstrong Lyon,' (William,' John,') b. Sep- 
tember 25, 1781; d. 1848; m., in Carlisle, March 6, 1810, 
George Chambers, of Chambersburg, Pa. They had issue 
(surname Chambers): 

i. Sally-Ann, d. unm. 
ii. Margaretta, d. unm. 
Hi. George, d. unm. 

iv. Benjamin, m. Eleanor Thomas ; and had issue (surname 
Chambers) : George, Mary, Benjamin, Annie, Emma 
Oliver, and Bertha. 

Lyon of Juniata. 391 

». William^ m. Emeline Kennedy, and had issue (surname 
Chambers): AUce, Margaretta, Ellen, and Carrie. 

XII. George Armstrong Lyon,' (William,' John,') b. in 
Carlisle, Pa., April ii, 1784; d. January 6, 1855 ; an attomey- 
at-law, president of the Carlisle Bank, and a prominent and in- 
fluential citizen of his native place; m., June 14, 18 15, Anna 
G. Savage, daughter of Thomas Lyttleton Savage, of North- 
ampton county, Va., where she was b. February 10, 1797; d. 
in Atlantic City, August 25, 1876, and buried in Carlisle, Pa. 
They had issue, all born in Carlisle, in the house in which their 
father was bom and died : 

i. Virginia-T., b. July 31, 1817 ; d. 1866 ; unm. 

23. ii. William, b. August 8, 1819 ; m. Augusta Baldwin. 

ill. John (Reverend), b. July 26, 1821 ; unm; licensed to preach 
the Gospel October 4, 1843, by St. Louis presbytery. 

iv. SusanrEllen, b. May 24, 1823 ; d. October 27, 1852 ; m. J. W. 

Burbridge, of New Orleans. 
V. Mary-Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1825 ; d. May 25, 1838. 

vi. Anna-Margaret, m. James B. Lyon, (see XXX). 

24. vii. Alexander-Parker, h. June 29, 1829 ; m. Eliza T. Denniston. 
via. Thomas-Lyttleton, b, April 29, 1832 ; d. March 29, 1883 ; m., 

first, Mrs. A. Marks; m., secondly, Beulah Clark. 

25. ix. Alice-Chambers, b. April 13, 1836 ; m. Thomas O. Lazear. 

XIII. WiivLiAM lyYON,' (James,^ John,') b. January 31, 1765, 
in Carlisle, during the temporary residence of his parents; 
buried on the farm on which he lived and died; m. Rebecca 
Graham. They had issue : 

i. William Graham, b. March 7, 1799 ; d. April 11, 1816. 
ii. Ann Eliza, b. January 7, 1801 ; d. October 10, 1811. 

26. Hi. George- Armstrong, b. Deo. 12, 1803 ; m. Jessie Alexander. 
iv. Sebecea- Armstrong, b. August 21, 1806 ; d. June 11, 1831 ; m. 

Stuart Turbett, of Tuscarora Valley ; d. s. p. 
V. Amanda, b. August 31, 1808; d. in childhood. 
vi. JohnrB., b. August 19, 1810 ; d. in childhood. 
vii. James, m. Mary Holmes, of Pittsburgh ; had two daugh- 
ters : Ann-Eliza, and Sarah. 

XIV. ISABELI.A Lyon,' (James,' John,') b. August 14, 
1770, at the homestead, west of Lewistown, on the Juniata 
river; d. June 28, 1858; buried at Tuscarora church; m., 
June 20, 1793, John Patterson, merchant, b. October 2, 1763, 
the eldest of six children of John Patterson, one of six brothers, 

392 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

coming from Ireland in 1750, and settled in Bucks county, on 
the Delaware, on adjoining farms ; the father being dead, the 
family sold the homestead, and in 1791 John commenced mer- 
chandising in Tuscarora Valley, in the vicinity of Academia, 
there being no store nearer than Carlisle ; d. October 9, 1836. 
They had issue (surname Patterson): 

i. James, b. March 14, 1794 ; d. December 8, 1823 ; unm. 
a. Sarah, b. June 1, 1795 ; d. May 9, 1835 ; m. Wm. C. Kelly. 
iii. Margaret, b. January 15, 1797 ; d. June 4,il863 ; m., January 

8, 1822, Robert Sterrett. 
iv. William-Hart, b. January 1, 1799 ; d. August 3, 1858 ; m. 

Mary Ann Wilson. 
V. Bobert, b. March 20, 1801 ; d. March 7, 1873 ; m., first, Jane 

•Wilson : m., secondly, Lucinda Blaine. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. May 1, 1803 ; d. April 9, 1839 ; unm. 
vH. Andrew, b. February 2, 1805 ; d. August 13, 1884; m., first, 

Ann Eliza Walker ; m., secondly, Mrs. Mary Brazee. 
via. Mary-L., b. Jan. 10, 1807 ; d. 1871 ; m. Robert Patterson. 
ix. John, b. March 26, 1809; m., October 6, 1836, Ellen Van- 
Dyke, of Mercersburg, Pa.; residence, Peru Mills, 
Juniata county. Pa. Mr. Patterson is the only sur- 
vivor of the twenty children of the Patterson connec- 
X. Isabella, b. January 16, 1811 ; d. April 5, 1837 ; unmarried. 
xi. Jane, b. April 30, 1813 ; d. May 25, 1837. 

XV. Nancy Lyon,' (James,' John,') twin sister of Isabella 
(see xiv), b. August 14, 1770; d. April 16, 1855 ; buried at 
the Presbyterian church in Tuscarora ; m. John Patterson, 
Esquire, b. in Bucks county. Pa., October 6, 1772 ; d. October 
10, 1843 ; first cousin and brother-in-law of John Patterson, 
merchant, (see xiv). He was son of Alexander Patterson, 
whose father, with six sons, came from Ireland about 1750, and 
settled in Bucks county ; three of the sons moved to the Cum- 
berland Valley, and two to Tuscarora ; Alexander locating 
himself on a farm two miles distant from the Presbyterian 
church, now Academia, where he lived and died. John Pat- 
terson came into possession of the farm, and it is now owned by 
the fourth generation of the name. They had issue (surname 

i. Alexander, b 1795; d. March 15, 1869 ; m., first, Elizabeth 
Hackett; secondly, Polly Sterrett, sister of Robert 
Sterrett, (see xiv). 

Lyon of Juniata. 393 

a. James, b. May 1, 1797 ; d. March 27, 1869; m. Jane Kelly, 
sister of W. C. Kelly ; had eight children. 

iii. Andrew, h. March, 1799 ; d. November, 1883 ; m. Elizabeth 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 1801 ; d. March 6, 1870; m. Moses Kelly. 

V. Phebe, b. 1802 ; d. April, 1884 ; m. William McClure. 

vi. Bachel, d. 1862 ; m. James McClure. 

vii. John, b. November, 1807 ; d. March 19, 1877 ; m. Jane Gra- 
ham, grand-daughter of William Graham. 
mil. William-Lyon, b. April 11, 1809 ; d. August 24, 1846 ; m. 
Mary Neely. 

ix. Bobert, b. 1812 ; d. March 13, 1830. 

XVI. James I,yon,' (James,' John,') b. oa his father's 
plantation in Mifflin county, February 14, 1786 ; d. March 20, 
1872 ; buried in Green Hill cemetery, Fulton county. Pa.; 
m. April 12, 1808, Elizabeth Lyon, his cousin, (see 
Viii). Resided at Shirleysburg, Huntingdon county, and, 
finally, at West Dublin, Fulton county, where he died. They 
had issue : 

i. Margaret-Oliver, b. June 7, 1810; d. March, 1863; m., in 
1832, D. C. Ross, who d. January 6, 1895 ; and left issue. 

27. ii. John-William, b. December, 1811 ; m. Catharine V. Ross. 
iii. Benjamin-Alexander, b. May 25, 1818 ; unm.; postmaster at 

West Dublin, Fulton county. Pa. ; appointed in Presi- 
dent Lincoln's administration. 

28. iv. James-Oraham, b. October 3, 1820 ; m. Margaret Roberts. 

XVII. Rebecca Lyon,' (Samuel,'' John,') b. November 2, 
1785; m., February 6, 1812, James McPherSON RuSSELL, b. 
November 10, 1786, in York, Pa.; d. December 14, 1870, 
in Bedford, Pa.; son of Alexander Russell and Mary Mc- 
Pherson. He read law with James Riddle, of Chambersburg, 
and was admitted to the Franklin county bar November 
10, 1807. The year following, he settled in Bedford, Pa.; 
and soon acquired a large practice. He held a number 
of civil offices, was trustee of the Bedford Academy, treas- 
urer of the Chambersburg and Bedford Turnpike company 
during its construction, and chief burgess of the borough. 
He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1837-8, 
and served as a member of the Twenty -seventh Congress. 
They had issue (surname Russell) : 

394 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

i. Alexander-Lyon, b. November 29, 1812, in Bedford, Pa.; d. 
in 1885, at Montevideo, South America ; he was edu- 
cated in the schools and academy of Bedford, and at 
Washington College, Pa. ; studied law under his father, 
and was admitted to the Bedford county bar August 28, 
1834, but never practiced his profession ; was appointed 
August 7, 1846, by Governor Johnston, Deputy Secre- 
tary of the Commonwealth, and January 25, 1850, Sec- 
retary of the Commonwealth ; on January 9, 1862, was 
appointed by Governor Curtin, Adjutant General, and 
held the office until October 11, 1867 ; was re-appointed 
by Governor Geary, January 8, 1870, and continued in 
office until May 17, 1873 ; in 1879 was appointed by 
President Hayes, Consul at Montevideo, Uraguay, 
South America ; was twice married ; first, Miss King ; 
secondly, Elizabeth Fisher. 

a. Samuel-I/yon, b. July 30, 1816 ; educated at Washington 
College, Washington, Pa.; studied law with his father, 
and was admitted to the Bedford county bar November 
29, 1837 ; served as a member of the Thirty-third Con- 
gress, and was a member of the constitutional conven- 
tion of 1873. 

in. Jdhn-I/yon, m. Elizabeth Ogden. 

iv. William- Hoge. 

V. Algernon-Sydney. 

vi. AnnrLyon, m. James King, M. D.; and had issue : Annie, 

and Hffie. 
vii. Ellen-Blaine, m. Rev. Robert Milligan. 
via. Mary-McPherson, m. Frederick Benedict. 

ix. James ; d. s. p. 

XVIII. Samuel I,yon,' (Samuel,' John,') b. January 19, 
1791 ; m. Nancy Campbell, daughter of Parker Campbell, a 
distinguished lawyer of Washington, Pa., (see Parker family) ; 
residence, principally in Western Pennsylvania. They had 
issue : 

i. Parher-Camphell, resided at Richmond, Va., where his 
widow and children still live ; a very successful busi- 
ness man. 

M. Mkn, m. Rev. Nichols, of Mobile, Ala. 

XIX. John Lyon,' (Benjamin,' James,') b. in Tuscarora 
Valley, now Juniata county. Pa., August 11, 1782; d. in 
Allegheny City, January 25, 1868, and buried in the Allegheny 
cemetery. He was head of the well-known firm of Lyon, 

Lyon of Juniata. 395 

Shorb & Co., among the earliest and most extensive iron man- 
ufacturers in Pennsylvania, with works in Huntingdon, Centre, 
Blair, Clarion, and Allegheny counties; principal oflBice at 
Pittsburgh ; principal residence, Pennsylvania Furnace. Mr. 
Lyon entered into the business in 1813, and the history of the 
rise and progress of iron manufacturing in Western Pennsyl- 
vania would be the history of his business life. He was a man 
of large physique and vigorous constitution, erect in carriage, 
dignified and courteous in manner, positive in character and 
fearless in speech, terse and concise in language, with a well 
cultivated mind, hospitable and generous. His business abil- 
ities were of a high order, and his life was a success ; m., first, 
in Harrisburg, Pa., April 29, 1808, by Rev. Mr. Sharon, Jane 
Maci<ay, b. 1782 ; d. April 30, 1809, youngest daughter of 
the Hon. William Maclay and Mary McClure Harris {see Ma- 
clay record') ; buried in Paxtang graveyard. They had issue : 
i. William-Maday, b. April 30, 1809, in Harrisburg, Pa.; 
member of the firm of Lyon, Shorb & Co , Pittsburgh; 
d. -July 3, 1889 ; bur. in Allegheny cemetery. Early in 
life Mr. Lyon became a member of the firm of which 
his father was the head, and soon gave evidence of bus- 
iness abilities of a high order. In the application of 
new methods and new principles in the manufacture of 
iron he was ever in the lead. He was largely endowed 
by nature, intellectually and physically. To not a few 
was he counsellor, friend, and benefactor ; his extreme 
diffidence caused him to avoid opportunities for distinc- 
tion; though in the promotion of public enterprises 
and whatever might inure to the benefit of Pittsburgh, 
the city of his residence, no man excelled him. His 
sudden death was publicly lamented. 

John I,yon m., secondly, September 7, 1814, Ann (Nancy) 
Patton, daughter of General John Patton, of Centre county, 
Pa., a Revolutionary officer ; she died May, 1817, aged twenty- 
six years ; buried in Bellefonte cemetery. They had issue : 

29. it John-Patton, b. June 5, 1815 ; m. Westanna S. Elliott. 

John Lyon m., thirdly, July 20, 1820, Margaret A. 
Stewart, dau. of Samuel Stewart, of Hanover township, 
Dauphin county. Pa. (see Stewart record), b. April 8, 1796; d. 
May 26, 1835 ; buried in the First Presbyterian churchyard, 
Pittsburgh. They had issue : 

396 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

30. in. James-Benjamin, b. April 21, 1821 ; m. Aana M. Lyon. 

31. iv. Samuel- Stewart, b. November 11, 1822; m. Ann Valentine. 

32. V. Mary-A., b. December 24, 1824; m. J. Roberts Lowrie. 

33. vi. George-W., b. November 7, 1826 ; m. Anna C. Porter. 

vii. Jane- Alice, b. March 24, 1829; m. Bucher Ayres, (see Ayres 

34. viii. Margaret-Elizabeth (twin), b. March 24, 1829 ; m. Rev. 

Robert Hamill, D. D. 

35. ia;. (SaraA-Pfafer, b.April28, 1831 ;m. George Bucher Porter. 

36. a;. Thomas- Stewart, b. May 15, 1833 ; m. Hannah J. Wright. 
xi. Emma, b. in Pittsburgh, April 4, 1835 ; d. in inf. 

John Lyon m., fourthly, in 1838, Ann Parr Hubley, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Hubley, attorney -at-law, Lancaster, Pa., and an 
ofi&cer of the Revolutionary army. She was grand-daughter of 
Michael Hubley and Rosina Strumpf (both from Germany), 
a magistrate and a signer of a treaty with the Six Nations of 
Indians, made at Lancaster, July, 1748. She was b. October 
21, 1788; and d. in Bellefonte, Pa., November 13, 1884; 
buried in Bellefonte cemetery. This distinguished lady en- 
joyed extraordinary and uninterrupted good health during her 
long life of over ninety-six years ; survived her husband six- 
teen years. 

XX. James Lyon,' (Benjamin,' James,') b. April 12, 1787, 
at Northumberland, Pa.; d. August 28, 185 1 ; merchant, and, 
in 1818, postmaster of Oswego, N. Y.; m., April 25, 1811, Ann 
FoRMAN, of Rhinebeck, N. Y. They had issue : 

i. Joseph-Benjamin, b. March 3, 1812, at Onondago, N. Y. ; d. 
November 9, 1872, at Cleveland, Ohio; m. Ann Terry, 
of Geddes, N. Y. 

37. a. John-Edward, b. June 18, 1813 : m. Catharine M. Tracy. 
Hi. Mary-Elizabeth, b. December 24, 1814, at Oswego, N. Y.; d. 

February 25, 1889 ; m., first, Theodore Morgan ; and had 
issue (surname Morgan): JamesLyon, killed in the war 
of the Rebellion; Mrs. Morgan m., secondly, Charles 
Whittlesey, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

38. iv. James-H., b. April 6, 1817 ; m. Ann Maloney. 

V. Margaret, b. August 29, 1822, at Oswego, N. Y.; m., Sep- 
tember 21, 1843, George W. Noxon, of Syracuse, N. Y.; 
and had issue (surname Noxon): George, Mary, and Mar- 

vi. Joshua- Forman, b. June 6, 1830, at Oswego, N. Y.- d April 
12, 1856; unm. "' ' 

Lyon of Jwniata. 397 

XXI. WiLi<iAM Lyon,* (Samuel,' William,' John,') attor- 
ney-at-law, Bedford, Pa.; m., first. Miss Reynolds; m., sec- 
ondly. Miss MuLHOLLAND. They had issue, among others : 

i. William. 

ii. Samuel, attorney-at-law, Blairsville, Pa. 
Hi. Mary, m. Gen. Duohat ; residence, Chicago, 111. 
iv. George- Mulholland, unm.; Chicago, III. 

V. Mary, 
vi. [A dau."], m. Edmund Burke. 

XXII. Rev. George Armstrong Lyon,* D. D., (Samuel,' 
William,' John,') of Erie, Pa.; b. March 3, 1806; d. March 24, 
1871 ; m., 1829, Mary SterrETT, of Carlisle; she d. 1871. 
They had issue : 

i. Margaret, b. 1830 ; m. John W. Douglass, attorney-at-law, 

Washington city. 
ii. Alexander- McDonald, b. 1835 ; m., first, Anna Lowry ; m., 

secondly, Maria Crolby ; and had two children. 
Hi. Oeorge-Armstrong, b. 1837 ; m. Rose Vincent ; and had two 

iv. Wilher,\>. 1841; m., first, Hattie Cadwell; m., secondly, 

Maria Derrickson ; and had two children. 

XXIII. Rev. William Lyon,* (George-Armstrong,' Wil- 
liam,' John,') b. August 3, 1819 ; d. June, 1862; m., July, 1846, 
Augusta Baldwin. They had issue : 

i. George- Armstrong, b. July 6, 1847 ; m. Alice Thaw, of Rich- 
mond, Va. 

ii. John-Lyttkton, b. August 13, 1849 ; m., 1893, Jennie Gerrett, 
of New York. 

Hi. Henry- Webb, b. June, 1852. 

iv. Lucy-Baldwin, b. August, 1854 ; m. S. P. Townsend, of 
Baltimore, Md. 

V. Anna Grace, b. June, 1859. 

vi. William-I/yttleton, b. September, 1860. 

XXIV. Alexander Parker Lyon,* (George- Armstrong,' 
William,' John,') b. June 29, 1829; d. December 17, 1861, in 
Pittsburgh ; m.. May 10, 1855, Eliza T. Denniston, of Pitts- 
burgh. They had issue : 

i. Catharine-Thaw, b. May 6, 1856 ; m. Albert D. Fell, banker, 
of Philadelphia ; and had issue (surname Fell): 
1. And/rew- Fleming, b. September 12, 1880. 

H. Charles-Lyttleton, b. January 26, 1858; m., February 5, 1885, 
Annie Reed, of Pittsburgh. 

398 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Hi. Alexander-Parker, b. December 27, 1859 ; d. March 3, 1892 ; 

m., December 7, 1882, Mary Suydam, of Pittsburgh ; 

and had issue : Emma, Copeland, AUxander-Parker, and 

iv. John-Denniston, b. January, 1861 ; banker, Pittsburgh. 

XXV. Alice Chambers IvYON,' (George- Armstrong,' Wil- 
liam,' John,') b. April 13, 1836; m., June 13, 1861, Thomas 
C. IvAZEAR, attomey-at-law, Pittsburgh. They had issue (sur- 
name Lazear): 

i. Anna-Lyon, b. March 29, 1862 ; m., March 26, 1886, Charles 
P. Orr ; and had issue (surname Orrj: 
1. Alice-Lazear, b. September 2, 1891. 
a. Jesse-Tlwmas, b. February 17, 1866 ; m., November 11, 1890, 
Christine L. McKelvy ; and have 
1. Jane-Balston, b. July 30, 1891. 
Hi. Lyttkton-Lyon, b. December 21, 1867 ; doctor of medicine. 

XXVI. George Armstrong IvYON,* (William," James," 
John,') b. on his father's estate, in Mifflin county. Pa., Decem- 
ber 12, 1803 ; d. in Kishacoquillas Valley, October 23, 1873 ; 
m., first, November 11, 1830, JESSIE Ai^exander, of Mifflin 
county; b. January 17, 1806; who d. May 12, 1835. They 
had issue : 

i. Behecea- Armstrong, b. November 18, 1831 ; m., first, James 
McAlister, of Juniata county, Pa., who d. July 25, 
1876 : m., secondly, January 16, 1879, David Wilson, 
Ph. D., of Port Royal, Juniata county. Pa. Professor 
Wilson was born in Lancaster county in 1813. Upon 
acquiring the printer's art, he entered Jefferson College 
and graduated with first honors, in 1837 ; after a year 
in teaching and study, he became, October, 1839, prin- 
cipal of the Tuscarora Academy, at Academia, a then 
recently incorporated institution of learning, which 
soon attained a high position through the influence of 
his scholarship and executive ability. In 1859, Dr. 
Wilson accepted the professorship of mathematics — 
subsequently changed to the chair of helle-lettres—in 
the Pennsylvania State Agricultural College, Centre 
county, under the presidency of Dr. Pugh. This was 
the most popular and flourishing period in the life of 
this institution, and the only time in its existence when 
its halls were fllled with students. After four and a 
half years, Professor Wilson returned to the home of 
his choice, at Port Royal, wnich he had previously es- 

Lyon of Juniata. 399 

tablished, where his years were passed in the education 
of youth in his "Airy View Academy," and in scien- 
tific farming ; he was recently re-elected to the execu- 
tive committee of the State Board of Agriculture, of 
which he was long a member. For more than forty 
years Dr. Wilson was a ruling elder in the Valley 
churches and a frequent delegate to Presbytery and the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. An as- 
sociation of his former students have erected a monu- 
ment to his memory ; he d. April 19, 1890 ; buried in 
Church Hill cemetery, Port Royal. Prof. Wilson m., 
first, Jane McCuUogh, dau. of General McCuUogh ; 
and had issue. 
a. James-Alexander, b. April 8, 1833; m. Orlie A. Mitchelson, 
of Galesburg, 111.; and had issue : Albert-Chase, James- 
Park, and Eugene ; resides at Wymore, Gage county, 

George A. Lyon m., secondly, October 31, 1836, Sidney J. 
Oliver, daughter of Judge John Oliver, of Oliver township, 
Mifflin county. Pa.; b. December, 1802 ; d. July 7, 1887, 
buried with her husband in West Kishacoquillas cemetery. 
They had issue : 

Hi. Mary-M., b. March 23, 1840. 

XXVII. John William Lyon,* (James,' James," John,') 
b. December, 1811 ; d. February 27, 1845; farmer, Fulton 
county, Pa.; m., December, 1838, Catharine V. Ross, of 
Shirleysburg, Pa.; d. January i, 1885. They had issue : 

I. Elizabeth, b. October 10, 1839 ; m. George Chestnut, of Ful- 
ton county, Pa. 

a. Margaret, b. May. 1841 ; d. March, 1890 ; m. J. W. Patter- 
son, of Academia, Juniata county. Pa.; who d. March, 
1893, accidentally ; both buried in Bedford cemetery. 

Hi. James- Oraham, b. February, 1843; m., June, 1878, Mary 
Buchanan, of Chester county. 

iv. John, b. January, 1845; m., December, 1880, Mary Ensley, 
of Pulton county, Pa., and had issue : Catharine, Will- 
iam, and Edward; reside in Baltimore. 

XXVIII. James Graham Lyon,* (James,' James,' John,') 
b. at Peru Mills, Juniata county. Pa., October 3, 1820; far- 
mer. West Dublin, Fulton county. Pa.; m., June 27, 1857, 
Margaret Roberts, of Somerset, Pa. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Ida, b. May 10, 1858 ; d. February 14, 1864. 

400 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

a. Ettie-Mizabeth, b. October 10, 1859; m., January 16, 1886, 
J. Harvey Gilliland, merchant of Watsontown, Pa.; and 
had issue (surname Gilliland) : 

1. Arthur- Peebles, b. December 13, 1886. 

2. James-Lyon, b. April 10, 1888. 

3. Margaret-Jane, d. in infancy. 

4. Sdna, b. April 16, 1891. 
Hi. James-Elmer, b. February 2, 1869. 

XXIX. John Patton Lyon,* (John,' Benjamin,' James,*) 
iron manufacturer, Sligo, Clarion county. Pa.; lieutenant colo- 
nel and aid-de-camp to Governor William F. Johnston ; b. in 
Centre county, Pa., June 5, 1815 ; d. November 26, 1886; 
buried in Allegheny cemetery ; m., February 11, 1840, West- 
ANNA S. Elliott, b. March 7, 182 1, daughter of Rev. David 
Elliott, D. D., for many years senior professor in the West- 
ern Theological Seminary, of Allegheny city, Pa. They had 
issue : 

i. John-Edward, b. November 10, 1841 ; d. in inf. 

39. a. David-Elliott, b. December 26, 1843 ; m. Ettie M. Smith. 
Hi. Anna-Ellen, b. October 13, 1845 ; d. in inf. 

40. iv. Fanny-Grant, m. February 22, 1870, George B. Logan. 
II. Alice-Fatton, b. March 17, 1849 ; D. A. R. 

vi. JohnrPatton, b. December 24, 1852 ; d. in inf. 
vii. Edward-West, b. January 10, 1858, in Clarion county, Pa.; m., 
August 15, 1882, Minnie M. Reinhart, daughter of H. 
W. Reinhart, of Thomasville, N. C; and had issue : 

1. Marjorie-Minor, b. September 25, 1883. 

2. Frances-lagan, b. January 7, 1886. 
viii. Marian-Bella ; D. A. R. 

XXX. James Benjamin I,yon,' (John,' Benjamin,' James,*) 
glass manufacturer, Pittsburgh, Pa.; b. at Pennsylvania Fur- 
nace, Huntingdon county, April 21, 1821; m., in Carlisle, 
by Rev. M. R. Johnson, October 3, 1850, Anna M. I.yon, 
daughter of George Armstrong Lyon, Esq., (see xii). They 
had issue: 

i. Ellen-D., b. April 5, 1852 ; D. A. R. 

a. JohnrQlam,is, b. July 20, 1855 ; manufacturer. New York ; 
m. AdelinaC. Langworthy, of Westerly, R. I.; and had 
issue : 

1. James-Benjamin, b. October 3, 1883. 

2. Prescotir Langworthy, b. July 25, 1888. 

3. Lowell-Thayer, b. May 3, 1892. 

Lyon of Juniata. 401 

Hi. Magaret-Stewart, b. May 19, 1858 ; D. A. R. ; m., May 30, 

1895, J. Ernest Yalden, of New York. 
iv. James-Benjamin, b. October 9, 1860. 
V. George-Alexander, b. March 22, 1863. 

vi. Mary-liowrie, b. March 15, 1866 : D. A. R.;m., December 
11, 1890, Augustus P. Murdoch, of Oswego, New York ; 
and had issue (surname Murdoch) : 
1. Annie-Lyon, b. October 17, 1891. 
vii. Thomas-I/yttleUm, b. February 17, 1869. 

XXXI. Samuei. Stewart I^yon,* (John," Benjamin,' 
James, ^) a citizen of Bellefonte, Pa.; elected chief burgess in 
1877 ; b. at Pennsylvania Furnace, November 11, 1822 ; m., 
October 16, 1855, Ann Valentine, daughter of Abraham 
Valentine ; b. May 19, 1829, at Logan Furnace, Centre coun- 
ty, Pa.; d. April 5, 1885. They had issue : 

i. John-Stewart, b. in Centre county, Pa., January 4, 1857; 
m., April 2, 1885, Margaret McKnight, of Pittsburgh ; 
and had issue : 

1. SamueJrStewart. 

2. Margaret- Acheson. 

3. Frances. 

4. Ann- Valentine. 

5. Catharine- Spear. 

a. Ann- Valentine, b. in Bellefonte, Pa., April 1, 1858. 
Hi. Abrahamr Valentine, d. in infancy. 

41. iv. ClarorValentine, b. March 14, 1861 ; m. "William J. Nicolls. 

42. V. Mary-Lowrie, b. September 19, 1863 ; m. Ellis L. Orvis. 
vi. Sebecca-Pugh, b. January 23, 1872. 

XXXII. Mary A. Lyon,* (John,' Benjamin,' James,') b. 
at Coleraine Forges, Huntingdon county. Pa., December 24, 
1824 ; d. March 7, 1863, and buried in the Warrior's Mark 
cemetery; m., February 15, 1848, at Pennsylvania Furnace, 
by Rev. Robert Hamill, J. Roberts Lowrie,* attomey-at- 
law. Warrior's Mark, Huntingdon county. Pa.; b. in Butler 
county, Pa., February 17, 1823 ; d. December 10, 1885. Edu- 

*He was the son of the Hon. Walter Lowrie, born in Edinburgh, 
Scotland, December 10, 1784, coming to America with his parents in 
1791, and served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature several 
terms, and in the United States Senate from 1819 to 1825 ; was secre- 
tary of the Senate from 1825 to 1886, and, the last twenty years of his 
life, secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions ; died 
in New York, on January 1, 1868. 

402 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

cated at Jefferson College ; having studied law was admitted to 
the Blair county bar 1846, and settled to practice in HoUidays- 
burg ; afterwards removed to Warrior's Mark as the land agent 
of the iron firm of I^yon, Shorb & Co. They had issue (sur- 
name I/Owrie) : 

i. SarahrBobeHs, b. December 29, 1854. 

ii. William- lA/on, b. November 18, 1859 ; M. D., graduated in 
his academic studies 1879 ; graduated from the Medical 
Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1883, 
and in 1886 established himself in practice in Tyrone, 
Pa.; m., January 5, 1887, Bertha G., dau. of Rev. H. G. 
Finney ; and had issue : Mary-Lyon, and Sarah- Finney. 
Hi. Soberts, b. November 3, 1861 ; attorney-at-law ; m., April 
24, 1889, Susan Bucher Brisbin, {see Bucher family). 

Mr. Lowrie m., secondly, in 1867, Matilda N. Nassua, of 
Lawrenceville, N. J. 

XXXIII. George W. I<yon,* (John,' Benjamin," James,*) 
b. at Coleraine Forges, Huntingdon county. Pa., November 7, 
1826; iron manufacturer; residence, Pennsylvania Furnace; 
m., June 25, 1863, by Rev. Thomas C. Porter, D. D., Anna 
C. Porter, b. 1830, daughter of John Porter, of Alexandria, 
Pa., {see Bucher record). They had issue : 

i. Clare-Charlton, d. in 1865, in infancy. 
ii. Oeorge-Porter, d. in 1870, in infancy. 
Hi. John-Porter, b. July 29, 1872. 

XXXIV. Margaret Elizabeth Lyon,* (John,' Benja- 
min,' James,') b. Centre Hall, Penn's Valley, Centre county, 
Pa., March 24, 1829 ; d. at Oak Hall, same county, October 
12, 1867 ; buried in the cemetery of the Spring Creek Presby- 
terian church ; m., October 15, 185 1, at Pennsylvania Furnace, 
by Rev. Daniel L. Hughes, Rev. Robert Hamili,, D. D.; b. 
in Norristown, Pa., April 21, 1816 ; son of Robert Hamill, b. 
1759 ; d. 1838 ; who came from county Antrim, Ireland, in 
1798. He was the founder of the First Presbyterian church, 
at Norristown, and its first elder; m., Isabella, dau. of An- 
drew Todd and Hannah Bowyer, of Trappe, Montgomery 
county, Pa., b. 1784; d. 1850. Dr. Hamill graduated from 
Jefferson College 1839, and from Princeton Theological Sem- 
inary 1845. After having served as active pastor the same 

lyon of Juniata. 403 

charge in Centre county, Pa. , for forty-five years was retired as 
pastor emeritus. They had issue (surname Hamill), all b. in 
Centre county, Pa.: 

i. JohrtrLyon, b. July 21, 1852 ; m., June 8, 1881, Mary J. C. 
Faries, dau. of Robert Paries, of Williamsport, Pa.; 
eminent as a civil engineer on the Pennsylvania State 
works at an early day ; and had issue : 

1. Margaret-I/i/on, b. November 14, 1882. 

2. Mary-Fanes, b. August 13, 1885. 

a. Sobert-JS., b. May 24, 1855 ; pursued his academic studies 
at Lafayette College, and graduated from the Medical 
Department of the University of Pennsylvania, 1878. 
Dr. Hamill pursues a general practice in Philadelphia, 
and is obstetrician to the Philadelphia Maternity Hos- 
pital, and gynaecologist to the Howard Hospital ; m., 
October 14, 1891, Fanny Maria, dau. of Charles L. Lin- 
coln and Olivia Brewster, of Hartford, Conn., b. No- 
vember 11, 1861 ; and had issue : 

1. Bobert-IAncoln, b. November 23, 1892. 

2. Francis-Lincoln, b. August 29, 1894. 

Hi. Mary Lyon, b. March 6, 1858; m., June 7, 1893, Henry Wil- 
son Armstrong, b. in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, Eng- 
land, March 9, 1856 ; reside in Bayard, Grant county, 
W. Va. 

iv. James-Lyon, b. January 11, 1861 ; graduate of Pennsylvania 
State College, and of the Law Department, University 
of Michigan ; established practice at Welch, McDow- 
ell county, W. Va. 
V. Samuel-McClintock, b. November 3, 1864 ; pursued his aca- 
demic course at Princeton College, and graduated from 
the Medical Department of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1888 ; established practice in Philadelphia ; 
m., April 17, 1895, by Rev. Robert Hamill, D. D., Eliza 
Clarke Kennedy, b. October 3, 1866 ; dau. of Elias Da- 
vidson Kennedy and Agnes Shields Clarke, all of Phil- 

vi. Margaret-Isabel, b. September 28, 1867. 

XXXV. Sarah Walker Lyon,* (John,' Benjamin,^ James,') 
b. Centre Hall, Penn's Valley, Centre county. Pa., April 28, 
183 1 ; d. at her residence, "The Cedars," on Spruce Creek, 
Huntingdon county. Pa., May 15, i860; buried in the Alex- 
dria Presbyterian cemetery; m., at Pennsylvania Furnace, 
by Rev. Robert Hamill, December 23, 1852, George Bucher 

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Porter, b. Marcli 13, 1826, of Alexandria, Pa.; merchant, 
Tyrone, Blair county, Pa. (see Bucher family). They had is- 
sue (surname Porter) : 

i. Maria-Bucher, b. in Alexandria, Pa., October 17, 1853 ; m., 
at the "Cedars," near Graysville, Huntingdon county, 
Pa., by Rev. J. C. Barr, February 24, 1881, Adolphus 
M. La Porte, mining engineer, Tyrone, b. September 
16, 1844 ; son of tbe Hon. John La Porte, an associate 
judge of Huntingdon county ; Mr. La Porte went into 
the war of the Rebellion at the age of seventeen, en- 
listing in the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth regiment, 
Pennsylvania Volunteers, in 1862, and participated in 
the principal ^battles, coming through unscathed ; ap- 
pointed by Governor Pattison on the Antietam battle- 
field commission, 1894. 
ii. John-Lyon, b. at Curls ville, Clarion county, Pa., Septem- 
ber 15, 1857 ; machinist, Tyrone ; m. November 25, 1880, 
by Rev. J. C. Barr, Caroline, dau. of William Phillips, 
of Alexandria, Pa., b. January 27, 1859, and had issue : 
1. SusanrFhillips, d. July 17, 1887. 
Hi. William-Lyon, b. at the "Cedars," May 1, 1860; m., Octo- 
ber 23, 1884, by Rev. J. C. Kelly, Elizabeth McCartney, 
dau. of Robert B. Brown, of Mead ville, Pa., b. August 
3, 1862 ; d. in York, Pa., May 9, 1893, bur. in Alexandria, 
Pa.; and had issue : 

1. Qeorge-Lyon, b. November 29, 1885, at Pennsyl- 

vania Furnace. 

2. Margaret-Culbertson, b. June 9, 1887, in Kansas. 

3. Sugh-Frederick, b. August 24, 1891, in York, Pa. 

XXXVI. Thomas Stewart Lyon,* (John,' Benjamin,'' 
James,^) b. at Huntingdon Furnace, Huntingdon county, Pa., 
March 15, 1833; m., September 14, 1865, Hannah J. Wright, 
b. August 17, 1847, daughter of Ezra Wright, of Rensselaer, 
Indiana. Resides at Topeka, Kansas. They had issue : 

i. Miriam, b. November 12, 1866, on Spruce Creek, Hunting- 
don county, Pa.; m. February 5, 1886, William Dwight 
Church, of German town, chemist; and have issue (sur- 
name Church) : 
1. Elizabeth-Stewart, b. March 19, 1887. 
2; William-Lyon, b. May 7, 1889 ; both in Topeka, 
ii. MargaretrBamill, b. February 12, 1872 ; d. in infancy. 
Hi. WiUiam-Maday, b. March 16, 1874, in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Lyon of Juniata. 405 

XXXVII. John Edward I,yon,* (James,' Benjamin,' 
James,') b. June i8, 1813, at Onondaga, N. Y.; d. January 20, 
1894 ; m., September 6, 1836, Catharine M. Tracy, of Utica, 
N. Y. Residence, Oswego (N. Y.) Flouring Mills. They had 

i. Catharine-Tracy, b. September 14, 1838 ; d. July 28, 1871 ; 
m. June 12, 1862, John G. Kellogg ; and had issue (sur- 
name Kellogg): 

1. EdvoardSussdl, b. April 22, 1864; m. Sarah M. 


2. Lansing-Otterson, b. September 11, 1866. 

3. Kwrl, b. August 8, 1867. 

ii. James, b. August 2, 1841 ; m., November 17, 1864, Annie 
Rodman Pardee, who d. June 6, 1886 ; and had issue : 

1. Tracy, b. September 13, 1865 ; mechanical engineer, 

St. Paul, Minn.; m., July 3, 1889, Frances de 
Saussure Gilbert, ofGilbertsville, N. Y.; and have 
issue : 

a. Annie-Pardee, b. May 11, 1890. 

6. Bobert- Gilbert, b. February 13, 1892. 

c. Laura-Parsons, b. June 30, 1894. 

2. Laura, b. February 13, 1868 ; m., April 22, 1892, 

Edwin Parsons (3d), of New York ; d. April 6, 
8. Kate-Kellogg, b. November 16, 1869. 

4. Annie-Pardee, b. July 19, 1872. 

5. Edward- Lansing, b. June 10, 1880. 
Hi. Gardiner- Tracy, b. December 9, 1847. 

iv. Annie, b. April 10, 1851. 

XXXVIII. James H. I,yon,* (James,' Benjamin,' James,') 
b. April 6, 1817 ; resides in Chicago, 111.; m., February 23, 
1846, Ann Maloney. They had issue : 

i. Mary, m. P. Richie, Chicago, 111. 
ii. Kate. 

XXXIX. David Eli,iott I,yon,' (John-Patton,* John,' 
Benjamin,* James,') b. December 26, 1843, at Pennsylvania 
Furnace. Captain D. E. lyyon entered the military service in 
the Rebellion as first lieutenant of Company H, One Hundred 
and Fifty-fifth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and, hav- 
ing been promoted, commanded his company in the battles of 
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Captain Lyon was born in 
the iron manufacturing firm of Lyon, Shorb & Co., Pittsburgh, 

406 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

and has naturally fallen into the same line of business, in which 
he is eminently successful. Resides in Allegheny city, Pa. He 
m., June 23, 1868, Ettie M. Smith, daughter of Daniel Smith, 
of Brookville, Jefferson county. Pa. They had issue : 

i. Alice-Patton-West, b. November 13, 1870, at Sligo, Clarion 
county, Pa.; m., November 29, 1892, Charles A. Morris, 
of Tyrone, Pa.; and had issue (surname Morris): 
1. Mary-Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1894. 
a. Westanna-EllioU, b. November 17, 1874. 

XL. Fanny Grant Lyon,* (John-Patton,* John,' Benja- 
min,' James,') b. September 21, 1847, at Sligo, Clarion 
county. Pa.; m., February 22, 1870, GEORGE Bryan Logan, 
b. December 21, 1845, in Allegheny city; wholesale hardware 
merchant and importer, Pittsburgh ; an elder in the Presbyte- 
rian church, and a director in various institutions of that city ; 
son of John T. Logan (1809-1871) and Henrietta S. Bryan, b. 
in Harrisburg, July 5, 18 14. Mr. Logan is a grandson of 
George Bryan (1766-1838) who was appointed by Governor 
Snyder, in 1809, Auditor General of Pennsylvania; and great- 
grandson of George Bryan, of Scotch-Irish descent, b. in Dub- 
lin, 1731 ; d. in Philadelphia, 1791, a prominent citizen of 
Pennsylvania in Revolutionary days; he was naval officer 
of the port of Philadelphia in 1776; elected vice-president 
Supreme Executive Council, 1777, and acting president, 1778; 
one of the Pennsylvania commissioners who established the 
boundarylinebetween Pennsylvania and Virginia, 1779; elected 
an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1780, 
serving until his death ; he was particularly noted as the origin- 
ator, author, and chief promoter of the act of 1780 " for the 
gradual abolition of slavery in Pennsylvania." They had 
issue (surname Logan): 

i. DamdrEUiott, b. January 22, 1871 ; d. in infancy. 
a. John-Tliomas, b. July 2, 1872 ; d. November 13, 1886. 
Hi. Pattoi^Lyon, b. April 30, 1874 ; a graduate of "Washington 

and Jefferson College. 
iv. Archibald- Bodge, b. June 25, 1877. 
V. Alice-Lyon, b. June 24, 1879. 
w. Henrietta-Bryan, b. April 17, 1881. 
vii. Frances-Elliott, b. October 11, 1884 ; d. in infancy. 
via. George-Bryan, b. January 27, 1892. 

Ly<M of Juniata. 407 

XL,I. Clara Valentine Lyon,' (Samuel-Stewart,* John,' 
Benjamin," James,') b. March 14, 1861, in Nittany Valley, 
Centre county. Pa.; m., January 2, 1882, in Bellefonte, Will- 
iam Jasper NicoliS, b. April 23, 1854, in Camden, N. J.; 
civil and mining engineer, the author of several railroad treat- 
ies; in 1878 was elected a member of the American Society of 
Civil Engineers, and in 1885 a member of the American Society 
of Mining Engineers ; resides at Philadelphia. Mr. NicoUs is the 
second son of Jasper NicoUs, civil engineer, who was the second 
son of Ivieut. Col. William Dann NicoUs, R. A., b. in Exeter, 
England, June 24, 1824, and m., September 19, 1848, Ellen, 
eldest dau. of Dr. Baillie, of Kilkenny College and rector of 
Clondevaddock, county Donegal, Ireland. The family trace 
their descent in an unbroken line to the present day from John 
NicoUs, of Arran, born in the reign of James V., of Scotland, 
A. D. 1540.* They had issue (surname NicoUs): 

i. Clara-Lyon, b. Sunday, November 16, 1884. 
ii. Mary-Eleanor, b. Sunday, September 22, 1889 ; d. April 18, 
1895, buried in Woodland cemetery, Philadelphia. 

XLII. Mary Lowrie Lyon,* (Samuel-Stewart,* John,' Ben- 
jamin,^ James,') b. September 19, 1863, in Centre county, Pa.; 
m., December 25, 1884, Ellis Lewis Orvis, b. at Lock Haven, 
November 16, 1857 ; attorney-at-law, Bellefonte, Pa., and son 
of the Hon. John Holden Orvis, an eminent lawyer and jurist, 
of Puritan descent, b. in Tioga county. Pa., February 24, 1835 ; 
d. at his home in Bellefonte, November 6, 1893, and Caroline 
Elizabeth Atwood, b. October 14, 1833, in Salona, Clinton 
county. Pa. Mr. Ellis L. Orvis is learned in the law, has 
traveled extensively, and having been trained in a practical 
school is well qualified as the successor of his father. They 
had issue (surname Orvis): 

i. Anne Yalentine-I/yon, b. February 5, 1886. 
ii. Caroline- Elizabeth, b. March 24, 1890. 

*The family arms were confirmed in 1858, as follows : 
Arms, Sa. Three Pheons, Argent. Crest, A Pheon. Motto, Fide et 

408 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


1. Charges Maclay' by his first marriage had three sons. 
The name of his wife has not come down to us. By a second 
wife, Jean Hamilton, he had one son, who was the ances- 
tor of the name in America. By the first wife there was issue : 

i. Owen, was an officer in the army of James II. ; followed the 

fortunes of that royal personage ; remained a bachelor, 

and died in France. 
ii. Charles, an officer in the same army ; was killed in a duel 

with a French officer in Dublin. 
Hi. Henry, also an officer in the royal army ; and fell in the 

battle of the Boyne, 1690. 

By the marriage with Jean Hamilton there was issue : 

2. iv. John, who married and had issue : 

It is Stated that Owen Maclay, returning from France, de- 
sired to take his nephew, Charles, to that country and educate 
him. His father, however, would not consent without a guar- 
antee that the boy would be brought up in the Protestant faith. 
This the uncle refused, returned to France, and dying left his 
estate to strangers, probably to the Roman Church. 

II. John Maclay,'' (Charles,') b. circa, i68o; m., and had 
issue : 

3. i. Charles, b. 1710 ; m. Eleanor Query. 

ii. Eleanor, b. 1719 ; m. a Mr. Johnson, and remained in Ire- 

4. Hi. John, b. 1721 ; m. Elizabeth McDonald. 

III. Charles Maclay,' (John,' Charles,') b. 1710, in 
county Antrim, Ireland ; "sailed for America on the 30th day 
of May, 1734;" located in New Garden township, Chester 
county; but in 1742 settled in Hop well township. I^ancaster 
county, now Lurgan township, Franklin county. Pa. He 
died in September, 1753. Charles Maclay married, in 1733, 
Eleanor Query, daughter of William Query, of county An- 
trim, Ireland. The latter came to America about 1740, settled 

Maday of Largan. 409 

in Path Valley, but subsequently removed to North Carolina. 
Eleanor Query Maclay was bom in county Antrim, Ireland, in 
1 7 14, and died in I^urgan township, Franklin county, Pa., 
July 27, 1789. Charles Maclay and his wife are both interred 
at Middle Spring church graveyard. They had issue : 

5. i. John, b. May 10, 1734 ; m. Jean Dickson. 

6. ii. William, b. July 20, 1737 ; m. Mary Harris. 

7. Hi. Charles, b. August 8, 1789 ; m. Mary Templeton. 

8. iv. Samuel, b. January 7, 1741 ; m. Elizabeth Plunket. 
V. Eleanor, b. September 20, 1750; m. John Maclay. 

IV. John Maclay,' Qohn," Charles,') b. circa 1721, in 
county Antrim, Ireland ; came with his brother Charles to 
America in 1734 ; located in Chester county, and subsequently 
removed to I^urgan township, Franklin county, where he died 
in April, 1779 ; buried in Middle Spring graveyard ; he m. 
Elizabeth McDonald, who is buried by the side of her hus- 
band. They had issue : 

9. i. John, b. 1746 ; m. Eleanor Maclay. 

ii. Charles, b. 1748 ; recruited a company of militia, in the 
winter of 1777-8, of one hundred men, all six feet in 
height. At the battle of Crooked Billet, on the 4th of 
May, 1778, he was killed with most of his company, 
who refused to surrender. The killed and wounded 
were gathered by the enemy, thrown into a heap, 
covered with straw and fired. Thus perished some of 
the bravest spirits of the Cumberland Valley. 

Hi. Elizabeth, b. 1750; m. Col. Samuel Culbertson, "of the 
Row." Their descendants include Rev. James Culbert- 
son, of Zanesville, Ohio ; Mrs. John Rea, the widow of 
General Rea, who was a member of Congress from Penn- 
sylvania for several sessions, and Rev. S. C. McCune, of 
Iowa; John Culbertson m. Margaret Greer; whose 
son, Thomas Greer Culbertson, resides at Wheeling, 
W. Va. 

iv. Samuel, b. 1752 ; d. unm. 

V. Eleanor, b. 1755 ; d. young. 

vi. Martha, m. John Irwin. 

V. John Maclay,* (Charles,' John,' Charles,') was b. May 
lo, 1734, in Ireland, just twenty days prior to the sailing of his 
parents for America ; d. October 17, 1804, in Lurgan town- 
ship, Franklin county. Pa. He built the first mill on the 
Conedoguinet creek, and put up a substantial log house of 

410 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

hewn timber, strongly dove-tailed together, fortifying the doors 
and windows by heavy bolts for the repulsion of Indian ag- 
gressions. This house is yet standing, and is now occupied by 
the fourth John Maclay, a lineal descendant of the builder. 
He was appointed a Provincial magistrate in 1760, and was a 
member of the Provincial Conference, held at Carpenter's Hall, 
Philadelphia, June 18, 1776, and afterward served as a member 
of the Pennsylvania Assembly for several terms. His ability 
is attested to us by the fact that he, one of the settlers in the 
far western part, was chosen by the people of Cumberland 
county to represent both his immediate neighbors and the peo- 
ple of the vastly more thickly populated eastern portion of the 
county in that conference which declared that they, on behalf 
of the people of Pennsylvania, were " willing to concur in a 
vote of Congress declaring the United Colonies free and in- 
dependent States." His bearing on this occasion probably 
had much to do with his election afterward to the Assembly. 
As were all the Scotch- Irish settlers, Mr. Maclay was deeply 
religious and manifested his great interest in the affairs of the 
church by officiating for a long time as a ruling elder in Dr. 
Cooper's church, at Middle Spring. Mr. Maclay married, 
December 17, 1755, Jean Dickson, daughter of David Dick- 
son* and Catharine Greenlee ; she was b. in Ireland, December 
20, 1734, and was brought to America by her parents in 1741 ; 
she d. April 3, 1812, in Lurgan township, Franklin county, 
Pa. They had issue, all born in Lurgan township : 

I. Nancy, b. 1754 ; d. 1761. 

10. a. (Maries, b. May 23, 1757 ; m. Susanna Linn. 

11. Hi. Catharine, b. .July 28, 1760 ; m. William Irwin. 

12. iv. David, b. November 20, 1762; m., first, Eleanor Maclay; 

secondly, Eleanor Herron. 

13. V. William, b. March 22, 1765 ; m. Peggy Culbertson. 

14. vi. Samtiel, b. November 16, 1767 ; m. Margaret Snodgrass. 

15. vii. Eleanor, b. February 5, 1769 ; m. David McKnight. 
via. Jane, b. September 7, 1774 ; d. July 9, 1799 ; unm. 

16. M. John, b. November 9, 1776 ; m. Hannah Reynolds. 

* David Dickson was a native of Ireland, b. December 15, 1705 ; d. 
in Lurgan township, Franklin county, Pa., October 18, 1784. His 
wife, Ketrain [Catharine] Greenlee, was born in Ireland, .Tanuarv 1. 
1711 j d. December 28, 1798. 

Maclay of Imrgan. 411 

VI. WmiAM Maclay,* (Charles,' John," Charles,') b. 
July 20, 1737, in New Garden township, Chester county. Pa.; 
d. Monday, April 16, 1804, at Harrisburg, Pa.; buried in 
Paxtang church graveyard. In 1742 his father removed to 
now Lurgan township, Franklin county, where his boyhood 
days were spent upon the paternal farm. When the French 
and Indian war broke out, he was at Rev. John Blair's classical 
school, in Chester county, and, desiring to enter the service of 
the Province, his tutor gave him a recommendation " as a ju- 
dicious young man and a scholar," which secured him the ap- 
pointment of ensign in the Pennsylvania battalion ; he was pro- 
moted lieutenant in the Third battalion, lieutenant Colonel 
Hugh Mercer, May 7, 1758. Accompanied General Forbes' 
expedition that year, and especially distinguished himself at the 
battle of IvOyalhanna. In Bouquet's expedition of 1763, he was 
in the fight of Bushy Run ; while in the subsequent campaign 
of that gallant ofl&cer, he was stationed, with the great por- 
tion of the Second Pennsylvania, on the line of the stockade 
forts on the route to Fort Pitt as lieutenant commanding the 
company. For these services he participated in the Provincial 
grant of land to the officers connected therewith, located on the 
West Branch of the Susquehanna, and most of which he as- 
sisted in survejdng. He studied law, and was admitted to the 
York county bar, April 28, 1760, but it is doubtful if he ever 
practiced his profession at that court, the continued Indian war, 
and his subsequent duties as surveyor, engrossing his entire 
time, although, from a letter of John Penn's, it would seem 
that he was afterwards admitted to the Cumberland county bar, 
and had acted for the prothonotary of that county. At the 
close of the French and Indian war, he visited Fngland, and had 
an interview with Thomas Penn, one of the Proprietaries, rela- 
tive to the surveys in the middle and northern parts of the Prov- 
ince, and was the assistant of Surveyor Lukens on the frontiers. 
In 1772 he laid out the town of Sunbury, and erected for himself 
a stone house, which was standing a few years since. Upon the 
organization of the county of Northumberland, he was appointed 
prothonotary and clerk of the courts. He also acted as the re- 
presentative of the Penn family, and took a prominent part in 

412 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the so-called Pennamite war. In writing to the secretary of the 
Province, in April, 1773, he says, "If hell is justly considered 
as the rendezvous of rascals, we cannot entertain a doubt of 
Wioming being the place ; ' ' but, much as he was prejudiced 
against the Connecticut settlers, he foresaw the future value of 
the land in that valley, and advised Penn not to sell his reser- 
vation there. At the outset of the Revolution , although an offi- 
cer of the Proprietary government, William Maclay took a 
prominent and active part in favor of independence, not only 
assisting in equipping and forwarding troops to the Continental 
army, but marched with the associators, participating in the 
battles of Trenton and Princeton. During the Revolution he 
held the position of assistant commissary of purchases. In 1781 
he was elected to the Assembly, and from that time forward he 
filled the various offices of member of the Supreme Executive 
Council, judge of the Courts of Common Pleas, deputy sur- 
veyor, and one of the commissioners for carrying into effect the 
act respecting the navigation of the Susquehanna river. About 
this period he visited England in the interest of the Penn family. 
In January, 1789, he was elected to the United States Senate, 
taking his seat there as the first Senator from Pennsylvania. 
He drew the short term, and his position terminated March 3, 
1791, his colleague, Robert Morris, securing the long term. 
His election to this body raised him upon a higher plane of 
political activity, but contact with the Federal chiefs of the 
Senate only strengthened his political convictions, which, 
formed by long intercourse with the people of Middle Pennsyl- 
vania, were intensely democratic. He began to differ with the 
opinions of President Washington very early in the session ; 
he did not approve of the state and ceremony attendant upon 
the intercourse of the President with Congress, — he flatly ob- 
jected to the presence of the President in the Senate while 
business was being transacted, and in the Senate boldly spoke 
against his policy in the immediate presence of President Wash- 
ington. The New England historians, Hildreth and Goodrich, 
repute Thomas Jefferson as the "efficient promoter at the be- 
ginning and father and founder of the Democratic party . ' ' Con- 
temporary records, however, show beyond the shadow of a 

Maclay of Lurgan. 413 

doubt that this responsibility or honor, in whatever light it 
may be regarded, cannot be shifted from the shoulders or taken 
from the laurels of Pennsylvania statesmanship. Before Mr. 
Jefferson's return from Europe, William Maclay assumed an 
independent position, and in his short career of two years in 
the Senate propounded ideas and gathered about him elements 
to form the opposition which developed with the meeting of 
Congress at Philadelphia, on the 24th of October, 1791, in a 
division of the people into two great parties, the Federalists 
and Democrats, when, for the first time, appeared an open and 
organized opposition to the administration. The funding of the 
public debt, chartering the United States Bank, and other 
measures championed necessarily by the administration, whose 
duty it was to put the wheels of government in motion, engen- 
dered opposition. Mr. Maclay, to use his own language, "no 
one else presenting himself," fearlessly took the initiative, and 
with his blunt common sense (for he was not much of a speaker) 
and Democratic ideas, took issue with the ablest advocate of the 
administration . Notwithstanding the prestige of General Wash- 
ington, and the ability of the defenders of the administration 
on the floor of the Senate, such was the tact and resolution of 
Mr. Maclay, that when, after his short service, he was retired 
from the Senate and succeeded by James Ross, a pronounced 
Federalist, their impress was left in the distinctive lines of an 
opposition party, a party which, taking advantage of the warm 
feeling of our people towards the French upon the occasion of 
Jay's treaty with Great Britain, in 1794, and of the unpopularity 
of the alien and sedition laws, passed under the administration 
of President John Adams, in 1798, compassed the final over- 
throw of the Federal party in 1800. While in the Senate, Mr. 
Maclay preserved notes of its discussions, both in open and 
secret sessions, with observations upon the social customs of 
the first statesmen of the Republic, which have been pub- 
lished and edited by George Washington Harris. Upon his 
retirement, he resided permanently on his farm adjoining Har- 
risburg, where he erected the stone mansion for many years 
occupied by the Harrisburg Academy. In the year 1795 he 
was elected a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representa- 

414 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

tives, and again elected in 1803. He was a presidential elec- 
tor in 1796, and, from 1801 to 1803, one of the associate judges 
of the county of Dauphin. Mr. Harris, who edited his journal, 
gives us this summary of Mr. Maclay's character : "He was a 
man of strict integrity, of positive opinions, having implicit 
confidence in his own honesty and judgment ; he was inclined 
to be suspicious of the integrity of others whose sentiments 
or action in matters of importance differed from his own, and 
the journal, to which reference has been made, is evidence of 
the strength of his intellect." " In personal appearance Mr. 
Maclay is said to have been six feet three inches in height, 
and stout and muscular ; his complexion was light, and his 
hair, in middle age, appears to have been brown, and was 
worn tied behind or clubbed." Mr. Maclay m., April 11, 
1769, Mary McCi,ure Harris, daughter of John Harris, the 
founder of Harrisburg, and Elizabeth McClure, his wife, b. 
April 13, 1750, at Harris' Ferry ; d. April 20, 1809, at Har- 
burg, and buried in Paxtang church graveyard. They had 

issue : =•= 

i. John-Harris, b. February 5, 1770 ; d. s. p. 
a. Eliza, b. February 16, 1772 ; d. April 19, 1794 ; unm.; buried 
in Paxtang churchyard. 

17. Hi. Eleanor, b. January 17, 1774 ; m. William Wallace. 

iv. Mary, b. March 19, 1776 ; d. August 13, 1823 ; m. Samuel 
Awl, (see Awl of Paxtang). 

18. V. Esther, b September 19, 1778 ; m. Dr. Henry Hall. 

19. vi. Sarah, b. January 5, 1781 ; m. John Irwin. 

20. vii. Jean, b. March 19, 1783 ; m. John Lyon. 
via. William, b. 1784 ; d. 1785. 

ix. William, (2d) b. May 5, .1787 ; d. Monday, March 22, 1813, 
at Harrisburg ; unm. 

*From ''memoranda" in the handwriting of William Maclay, re- 
cently furnished us, we have the following, which differs slightly 
from that given in our record. 

William Maclay & Maey his wife were married the 11th April 
1769 — Eleventh April Anno Dom : one thousand seven hundred & 
sixty nine — in Paxtang. 

John Maclay (their eldest) was born the fifth of February Anno 
Dom: one thousand seven hundred & seventy — 5th Peby 1770— on 

Elizabeth Maclay was born the Sixteenth of Feby Anno Dom : one 

Maclay 0/ Lwrgan. 415 

VII. Charles Maclay,* (Charles,' John,' Charles,') b. 
August 8, 1739, in New Garden township, Chester county, 
Pa.; d. October 30, 1834, in Lurgan township, Franklin 
county. Pa. He lived a long and peaceful life not far from 
the old homestead. He married, August 23, 1763, Mary 
Templeton, b. about 1742; d. December 12, 1812. They 
left no issue. 

VIII. Samuel Maclay,* (Charles,' John,' Charles,') b. 
June 7, 1 74 1, in Lurgan township, Franklin county. Pa.; 
was educated at the classical school of the Rev. Dr. Alison, 
and became assistant to his brother William, while surveying 
the officers' tracts in Buffalo Valley. He subsequently took up 
a large quantity of land and settled there. At the outset of 
the Revolution he was chosen lieutenant colonel of the North- 
umberland county associators, and was in active service. In 
1792 he was appointed an associate judge of Northumberland 
county, which he resigned December 17, 1795, having been 
elected member of Congress for the session of 1795-6. In 
1797 he was elected to the State Senate, of which body he 
was chosen Speaker, December 2, 1801, and again December 7, 
1802. On the 14th of December following, he was elected 
United States Senator, and, being Speaker, signed his own cer- 
tificate. In January, 1803, he presided at the impeachment 
trial of Judge Addison, and continued acting as Speaker 

thousand seven hundred & Seventy Two— In Paxtang. Died 29th 
April 1794. Buried in Paxtang Grave yard. 

Eleanor Maclay viras born the seventeenth of Jany Anno Dom : one 
thousand seven hundred & seventy Four — at Fort Augusta. 

Mary Maclay was born the nineteenth of March Anno Dom : one 
thousand seven hundred & seventy-six — in Sunbury. 

Esther Maclay was born the nineteenth of Septem' Anno Dom : one 
thousand seven hundred and seventy-Eight — In Paxtang. 

Sarah Maclay, born fifth of Jany Anno Dom : one thousand seven 
hundred & Eighty one — In Sunbury. 

Jane Maclay born the nineteenth of March Anno Dom : one thou- 
sand seven hundred & Eighty three — In Paxtang. 

William Maclay, born the fifth of May Anno Dom : one thousand 
seven hundred eighty-seven — In Sunbury. 

As to our Three dear departed Babes, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 
too, must conspire to place them in celestial mansions ; and their 
names of course will be found in the Registry of Heaven. 

416 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

(against the protest of tlie opposition, however, after March 
3) until March 16, when he resigned that position, and on the 
2d of September, that of State Senator. Owing to ill-health, 
he resigned his seat in the United States Senate on the 4th of 
January, 1809. Mr. Maclay was very popular in his manners, 
a good scholar, an efiScient writer, and was one of Pennsyl- 
vania's ablest statesmen. He died at his residence in Buffalo 
Valley Octobers, i8ii,and is buried on the farm. Hemarried, 
in 1773, KwzABETH Plunket, b. 1755 ; d. 1823 ; daughter of 
Dr. William Plunket, the first presiding justice of Northum- 
berland county (1772), and noted in the annals of the State 
for the part he took in the Pennamite war. Dr. Plunket's wife 
was a daughter of John Harris, Sr., of Paxtang. They had 
issue : 

21. i. William-Flunket, b. August 23, 1774 ; m., first, Sallie 
Brown ; secondly, Jane Holmes. 

ii. Eleanor, b. October 4, 1777 ; m. David Maclay. 

iii. Charles, b. 1779 ; d. in 1807, unm., while on a visit to Wayne 
county, N. Y. 

iv. Esther, b. 1782 ; d. 1807, in Wayne county, N. Y.; unm. 
V. JaneE., b. 1786 ; d. January, 1848 ; m. Dr. Joseph. Hender- 
son, b. 1791, at Sbippensburg, Pa. He studied med- 
icine, and attended a course of lectures in the winter of 
1812-13 at the University of Pennsylvania. In the 
spring of 1818 he received and accepted the appoint- 
ment of first lieutenant in the army — opened a recruit- 
ing ofBce in Philadelphia, subsequently joining the 
army at Sackett's Harbor. He was present at the bat- 
tles of Chippewa, Lundy's Lane, and the other opera- 
tions connected with the army on the northern frontier, 
and was wounded in the breast by an explosion at Fort 
Niagara. He received a captain's commission, and 
towards the close of the war was breveted a major. 
When peace was declared, he resigned, graduated in 
medicine, and began the practice of his profession at 
Brown's Mills, Mifflin county. In 1832 and 1834 he was 
elected to Congress. After his marriage with Miss 
Maclay,ihe removed to Kishacoquillas Valley, where he 
remained until her death ; in 1850, locating at Lewis- 
town, where he married Margaret Isenberg. By his 
former wife there was no issue ; by the latter, James- 
L., Joseph, and William-B. Dr. Henderson died at 
Lewistown, Pa., December 25, 1863. 

Maclay of Lurgan. 417 

22. m. John, b. 1 789 ; m. Annie Dale. 

23. mi. Samuel, h. 1192 ; m., first, Margaret Johnston; secondly, 

Elizabeth Johnston. 
via. David, b. 1797 ; d. 1818; m. Isabella Patterson, daughter of 
Galbraith Patterson ; d. 1861. 

24. ix. Bohert-Plunket, b. April 18, 1799 ; m. Margaret C. Lashells. 

IX. John Maclay,* (John,' John,' Charles,') b. 1748, in 
I<urgan township, Franklin county. Pa.; d. 1800 ; was a magis- 
trate; an elder in the Middle Spring church; m., in 1770, his 
cousin, Eleanor Maclay, daughter of Charles Maclay and 
Eleanor Query, b. September 20, 1750; d. November 4, 1816. 
Mr. and Mrs. Maclay are interred at Middle Spring graveyard. 
They had issue : 

i. Samuel, b. 1772 ; d. 1816, in Boston. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 1773 ; m. William Reynolds ; and left issue. 

Hi. Charles, b. 1775 ; d. 1809 ; m., and left issue. 

iv. Mary, b. 1777 : m., first, David Edgar, of Baltimore ; sec- 
ondly, John Clendenin. 
V. Eleanor, b. 1780 ; m. Jacob Smith. John M. Smith, Esq., 
oE Peoria, 111., was their son. 

vi. Bohert, of Concord, b. 1782; d. July 1, 1850; m. Arabella 
Irwin ; had five sons in the ministry, John, Charles, 
Alexander, William, and Bobert-S., the latter formerly 
of the Chinese, and later of the Japan mission. 

vii. Jane, b. 1785 ; d. unm. 
via. Catharine, b. 1787 ; d. unm. 

ix. JohnM., b. 1789 ; d. 1823 ; was a member of Captain Samuel 
Gordon's Waynesboro' company, and fought heroically 
in the battles of Chippewa, July 5, 1814, and Lundy's 
Lane, July 25, 1814, in which latter contest he was 
severely wounded, having been hit by musket balls in 
the head and legs. Notwithstanding this, he refused to 
be carried from the field, but continued to cheer on his 
comrades and to load and fire his rifle for the country 
which he loved so well, throughout the long engage- 
ment. After his return home he was elected, in No- 
vember of 1820, sheriff of Franklin county, and held that 
ofSce until his death, in June, 1823. A portrait of him 
is in the possession of the Miss Reynolds, of Shippens- 
burg, Pa. 
X. William, b. 1791 ; d. 1824, unm. 

X. Charles Maclay,' (John,* Charles,' John,' Charles,') 
was b. in I^urgan township, Franklin county. Pa., on the 23d 

418 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

of May, 1757; removed, about 1790, to Urbana, Ohio, and d. 
there, January 4, 1815; he m., June 18, 1788, Susanna Linn, 
b. 1765; d. August 10, 1847, at Urbana, Ohio; daughter of 
William Linn and Jane McCormick, {see Linn of Lurgan). 
They had issue : 

i John, b. 1789 ; d. inf. 
n. William, b. 1792 ; d. 1817. 

in. Charles, b. March 12, 1795; d. January 24, 1844; m., Sep- 
tember 10, 1835, Sarab Ann Sidesinger, d. January, 1883 ; 
and had issue : 

1. Charles-Idnn, b. 1836 ; d. inf. 

2. Mary-Susannah, b. January 15, 1838; m. John S. 

Kirkwood, of West Liberty, Ohio. 

3. Charles-Milton, b. February 24, 1844, in Champaign 

county, Ohio ; served in an Ohio regiment during 
the civil war ; resides in Washington, D. C; m., 
in 1872, Alphonson Mayee. 
iv. John, b. September 13, 1799 ; d. June 9, 1862, in Tazewell 

county, 111.; m. Jane Thompson, of Washington county, 

Pa. ; and had issue : 

1. Susannah, b. 1824; d. inf. 

2. Charles, b. 1825 ; d. 1849 ; s. p. 

3. Sarah- Jane, b. October 8, 1827; d. February 26, 

1850 ; m. Thomas Campbell, d. 1857. 

4. William-Ordway, b. August 30, 1830; d. June 21, 

1869 ; m. Catharine Kearney, b. 1832 ; d. October 
18, 1871 ; and left issue : Charles, Edith, and Frank. 

5. Ebenezer-Wills, b. June 15, 1832 ; d. March 8, 1873, in 

Illinois ; m. Rebecca Campbell ; no issue. 

6. Samuel, b. July 28, 1834 ; served three years in the 

Seventeenth regiment, Illinois Volunteers, and 
disabled in battle ; elected two terms as sheriff of 
Lancaster county, Neb. ; resides at Lincoln ; m. 
Sarah Lamb, and have issue. 

7. Mary Eliza, b. August 28, 1836 ; d December 14, 

1870, at Beatrice, Neb.; m., in 1860, L. P. Brown, 
and had two children. 

8. Matilda-Maria, b. November 3, 1840; m., March 

3, 1873, L. P. Brown, and had one child. 

9. John-Hoge, b. October 5, 1843 ; served in the war 

of the Rebellion; resides at Lincoln, Neb.; m. 
Tryphena M Wickivere. 

10. Milton- Saeket, b. December 1, 1845. 

11. Harriet, b. August 6, 1848; m George S. Warren. 
V. Elijah, b. 1802 ; d. 1877 ; unm. 

Maclay of Lurgan. 419 

vi. Jane, b. July 5, 1806 ; d. August 9, 1844 ; m., June 21, 1882, 
James Nichols ; and they had issue (surname Nichols): 

1. Thomas-L., b. June 14, 1833 ; m. Sarah Foust ; and 

had issue : 
o. Margaret, b. February 29, 1866. 
6. Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1870 ; d. March 27, 1889. 

2. Margery-S., b. January 5, 1836; m. Joseph Will- 


3. Lavinia, b. September 7, 1837 ; d. February 1, 1881. 

4. Virginia-Oetavia, b. May 22, 1840; d. April 28, 1874; 

m. Joseph Williamson ; and had issue. 

5. James-Henry, b. July 21, 1844; m. Francena Mead. 
vii. James-Linn, b. 1809 ; d. 1886. 

XI. Catharinb Maci,ay,* (John,* Charles,' J olin,'' Charles,') 
was b. in Lurgan township, Franklin county. Pa. , July 28, 1760 ; 
d. July 19, 1837 ; she m., December 28, 1783, Wilwam Irwin, 
d. March 12, 1828. They removed to Lexington, Ky., in 1784. 
They had issue (surname Irwin): 

i. John, d. 1856 ; paid a visit to Franklin county while a com- 
missioner to the General Synod of the Presbyterian 
Church in 1833, and again in 1837. 

ii. Stephenson, d. June 21, 1826. 

XII. David Maci,ay,° (John,* Charles,' John,' Charles.^ 
was b. in Lurgan township, Franklin county. Pa., November 
20, 1762 ; d. February 9, 1839. He was a man of fine literary 
attainments, and found more pleasure in the perusal of his well- 
selected library, and in his home and family than in the politi- 
cal caldron of that period. At the very earnest demand of his 
fellow -citizens, however, he served two terms, from 1812 to 
1814, in the Assembly or Legislature of this State, but beyond 
this he never could be induced to accept office. He was twice 
married; m., first, September 8, 1795, Eleanor Maclay, 
daughter of Samuel Maclay and Elizabeth Plunket, {see viii), 
b. October 4, 1777; d. April, 1802. They had issue : 

i. Hamuel, b. 1797 ; d. s. p. 
ii. Jane, b. 1799 ; d. s. p. 
m. Betty, b. 1801 ; d. s. p. 

David Maclay m., secondly, October 2, 1806, Eleanor 
Herron, daughter of John Herron, and sister of Rev. Francis 
Herron, of Pittsburgh, b. June i, 1784; d. February 23, 1825. 
They had issue : 

420 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

w. John-Herron, b. July 14, 1807 ; d. , 1871 ; m. Margaret 

Hemphill ; and had issue : 

1. Jane-ElUn, b. 1837 ; d. April 23, 1882 ; m. Thomas 

Sharpe ; no issue. 

2. James-Hemphill, b. June 12, 1839; served in the 

war of the Rebellion in the Fourth Pennsylva- 
nia Light Artillery ; m. Annie Morgan Fickes, 
of Pittsburgh, and had eleven children. 
V. David, b. November 27. 1808 ; served two terms in the Leg- 
islature from Franklin county, 
m. Jane-Meanor, b. 1810 ; d. 1866 ; m., first. John McGinley, 
son of Dr. McGinley, of Adams county ; m., secondly, 
Judge Joseph Pomeroy, of Juniata county. 
vii. Charles-Templeton, b. September 13, 1812 ; d. August 7, 1888 ; 
graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1839, and 
settled at Green Village, Franklin county, and became 
eminent in his profession ; he m., first, Mary Ann Frazer, 
and had six children ; m., secondly, a sister of Hon. 
Thaddeus M. Mahon. 
via. Francis-Herron, b. June 22, 1815; removed to RoUa, Mo.; 
m. Sarah Cox, and have issue. 
ix. Jam^s-Eerron, b. May 16, 1818; d. August 26, 1845, at 

Albany, 111., unm. 
X. Mary-Meanor, b. 1822 ; d. July 14, 1854 ; m. Samuel Elder 
Mopune, d. 1859 ; and had issue (surname McCune) : Dr. 
Bamd-Maclay, Theodore, and James-Albert. 

XIII. William Maclay,^ (John,* Charles,' John,' Charles,') 
was b. in Lurgan township, Franklin county. Pa., March 22, 
1765 ; was a member of Assembly in 1807 and 1808, as also a 
member of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses ; he was 
subsequently appointed one of the associate judges of the court ; 
he d. on the 4th of January, 1825, and was buried at the lower 
graveyard, near Fannettsburg, the Rev. Dr. McGinley officiat- 
ing, he being for many years an elder in his congregation. Mr. 
Maclay was a large muscular man, six feet two inches in height, 
but very pleasant and affable. He m., December 22, 1789, by 
Rev. John Craighead, of Rocky Spring, Margaret CulberT- 
SON, b. 1773; d. May 4, 1834; daughter of Alexander Culbert- 
son. They had issue : 

i. Mary-Sharp, b. November 26, 1790; d. September 11, 1850; 
m. John King, of Chambersburg. 
25. ii. John, b. December 1, 1792 ; m. Jane Findlay. 

Maclay of L/wrgan. 421 

Hi. Jane, b. October 81, 1794 ; d. 1822, in Georgia ; m. Gen. 

Samuel Dunn, who was a member of the Pennsylvania 

Legislature 1820-1. 
iv. Eliza- Culbertson, b. October 16, 1796 ; d. February 20, 1856 ; 

m., first, John Dunn ; secondly, John Graham. 
V. Catharine-Irwin, b. February 2, 1799; d. December 22, 1873, 

in Williamsport ; m. Dr. John Geddes, of Newville. 
vi. Alexander, b. November 12, 1801 ; d. 1877 ; m. Mary Mc- 

Naughton, of Pittsburgh. 
vii. William, b. March 12, 1803 ; d. February 20, 1849 ; m. Mary 

Palmer, of Bedford county. Pa. 
via. MargareUa, b. March 31, 1805; d. Aug. 29, 1844; m. James 

W. Burbridge, of Pittsburgh. 
ix. James-Boss, b. June 4, 1807 ; d. April 27, 1840 ; unm. 
X. Charles- Samuel, b. May 80, 1809 ; d. May 28, 1828, at Fan- 

xi. Nancy-Eleanor, b. June 25, 1812 ; living in 1886 ; m., 1836, 

Cyrus D. Culbertson, d. 1870. 
xii. David-Irwin, b. September 26, 1814 ; d. December, 1839, at 

Carrick, Franklin county, Pa.; unm. 

XIV. Samuel Maclay,* (John,* Charles,' John,' Charles,') 
b. November i6, 1767, in Lurgan township, Franklin county. 
Pa.; d. February 5, 1843 ; m. Margaret Snodgrass, d. 
August I, 187 1 ; dau. of Thomas Snodgrass. They had issue: 

i. Mary-Jane, b. 1818 ; m. George Ewing. 
ii. John-Enoch, b. December 24, 1815 ; unm. 
Hi. Ellen, b. 1818 ; m. William Smith. 
iv. Charles-Henry, b. January 16, 1820. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 1822 ; d. inf. 
vi. Thomas-James, b. November 22, 1824 ; m. Annie E. Fassett ; 

and had six children. 
vii. Bohertr Snodgrass, b. November 25, 1825 ; d. April 24, 1881 ; 

ro. Catharine E. Willis ; and left issue. 
viii. SamiieZ-lKcfcsom, b. December 17,1829; served in the war 
of the Rebellion ; m. Martha .Jenkins, of Doylestown, 
Pa.; and had issue. 

XV. Eleanor Maclay,* (John,* Charles,' John,'' Charles,') 
b. February 5, 1769, in Lurgan township, Franklin county. 
Pa.; d. September 5, 1833; m., November 18, 1770, David 
McKnight, son of John and Mary McKnight, of Middleton 
township, Cumberland county. They resided near Shippens- 
burg until 1812, when they removed to Ohio. At the death 

422 Fmnsylvania Genealogies. 

of their mother, the sons went to eastern Tennessee, where 
descendants now reside . They had issue (surname McKnight) : 

i. John. 

a. David. 
Hi. Elisha. 
iv. Ehenezer-Findlay. 

V. Eleanor, 
vi. Charles-Maclay. 
vii. Jean. 

XVI. John Maci,ay,' (John,* Charles,' John,'' Charles,^ 
b. November 9, 1776; d. December 22, 1852, while on a visit 
to his son-in-law. Rev. Dr. Brownson, at Washington, Pa.; 
resided for many years on the old homestead, whence he re- 
moved to Shippensburg, and represented Cumberland county 
in the legislature several terms; he m., October 8, 1808, 
Hannah ReynoIvDS. They had issue : 

i. HannahrJane. b. 1810 ; d. July 24, 1851 ; m. Prof. William 
Marvel Nevin, of Franklin and Marshall College, at 
Lancaster, one of the most thoroughly educated men 
in Pennsylvania ; and had issue (surname Nevin): five 
children, only one of whom reached maturity : 
1. MaHha-Ellen, m. J. B. Kremer, of Carlisle. 
ii. Abigail-Catharine, h. 1812; d. July 31, 1860; m. Benjamin 

Sterrett, of Cincinnati, O.; and left issue. 
Hi. Sarah-Ellen, b. 1814 ; d. April 14, 1853 ; m. Rev. James 
Irwin Brownson, D. D,; and had issue (surname Brown- 

1. Sarah-Smith, b. 1844 ; m. Henry R. Whitehill, a 

lawyer ; reside in Montana. 

2. John-Maclay, b. October 10, 1845 ; graduated from 

Washington and Jefferson College ; resides at 
Pittsburgh ; m. Mary Conrad. 

3. Elliot-Creigh, b. 1847 ; d. 1849. 

4. Ellen- Maclay, b. 1849. 

5. Mary Beynolds, b. 1852; d. 1858. 

iv. lAviorEliza, b. 1816 ; m. Alexander Plumer. 

V. John-Beynolds, b. 1819 ; d. young. 

vi. Margaret-Reynolds, b. 1821 ; d. young. 

vii. Charles-Benjamin, b. April 23, 1824 ; graduated from 
Franklin and Marshall College ; studied theology, and 
licensed by Carlisle Presbytery in 1846 ; subsequently 
studied medicine, and became professor in the Cincin- 
nati College of medicine and surgery ; m. Louisa Irwin ; 
and had issue. 

Maclay of Lurgan. 423 

via. Mary (twin), b. April 28, 1824 ; d. young. 
ix. William-John, b. 1828 ; d. young. 

XVII. Eleanor Maclay," (William,* Charles,' John,' 
Charles,') b. January, 17, 1774, at Harris' Ferry; d. January 2, 
1823, at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., 1806, by Rev. Nathaniel Snowden, 
William Wallace, b. October, 1768, in Hanover township, 
Dauphin county, Pa.; d. Tuesday, May 28, 1816, and with his 
wife buried in Paxtang church graveyard. He was the eldest 
son of Benjamin Wallace and Elizabeth Culbertson ; received a 
classical education ; graduated at Dickinson College ; studied 
law at Harrisburg under Galbraith Patterson, and was admitted 
to the bar at the June term, 1792. He became interested in 
the Harrisburg and Presqu' Isle Land Company, and, about 
1800, removed to Erie, in the affairs of which place and in the 
organization of the county he took an active and leading part. 
About 1 810 he returned to Harrisburg and partly resumed his 
profession. Besides being a member of the bar he was a part- 
ner of his brother-in-law, John Lyon, at Pennsylvania Furnace. 
He was nominated by the Federalists for Congress in 181 3, but 
defeated. He was elected the first president of the old Harris- 
burg Bank and was burgess of the borough at his death. He 
was a polite, urbane man, of slight frame and precise address. 
Mr. Wallace had previously married, in 1803, Rachel Forrest, 
daughter of Dr. Andrew Forrest, of Harrisburg, who died at 
Erie in 1804. Eleanor Maclay and William Wallace had issue 
(surname Wallace): 

26. i. Mary-Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1867 ; m. Rev. 'William R. De- 

Witt, D. D. 
a. William-Maclay, h. August 15, 1808; d. June 26, 1877, at 
Erie; unm.: a physician of prominence. 

27. Hi. Rev. Benjamin- Jolvn, b. June 10, 1810 ; m. Sarah Cochran. 

28. iv. IrtDin-Maclay, b. October 10, 1813 ; m. Elizabeth Reed. 

XVIII. Esther Harris Maclay," (William,* Charles,' 
John,' Charles,') b. September 19, 1778, in Sunbury, Pa.; d. 
September 6, 1819, in Harrisburg, Pa.; m., April 26, 1800, 
by Rev. Mr. Snowden, Henry Hall, b. October 18, 1775, in 
Cecil county, Md.; d. May 25, 1808, in Harrisburg, Pa.; son 
of Elihu Hall and Catharine Orrick. His ancestor, Richard 
Hall, of Mount Welcome, was one of the earliest settlers at 

'424 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the head of the Elk. Henry studied medicine and located at 
Harrisburg, Pa., in 1794, where, as was usual with early 
physicians, he kept an " apothecary shop." He was quite a 
successful practitioner, but died early. They had issue (sur- 
name Hall): 

29. i. WilUam-Maclay, b. February 16, 1801 ; m. Ellen Campbell 

a. Mary-Mizabeth, h. April 21, 1802 ; d. 1884 ; m. George 
Washington Harris. 

30. Hi. Catliarine-Julia, b. August 14, 1804 ; m. Garrick Mallery. 
iv. Henrietta, b. 1807 ; d. s. p. 

XIX. Salue Maclay,' (William,* Charles,' John,' 
Charles,') b. January 5, 1781 ; d. Nov. 16, 1832; m., March 
10, 1804, by Rev. N. Snowden, Major John Irwin ; d. Novem- 
ber 16, 1832, at Long Hollow, Mifflin county, Pa. They had 
issue (surname Irwin): 

i. Mary-Maclay, m., first, Edmund Burke Patterson ; secondly, 
Rev. Samuel Bryson. 

a. Henrietta, m. Samuel Purviance ; and had issue (surname 
Purviance): Snrah, Mary, Hcnvard, John, and Ann. 

Hi. Jane, m. Robert McClelland ; and had issue (surname Mc- 
Clelland): Sarah, Mary, and Howard. 

iv. George, m. Ann Bryson ; and had E.-Howard ; reside at 
Lodi, Wis. 

V. William-Maclay, d. at Lewistown ; m. Mary Edmeston ; 
and had Henrietta. 

vi. Ellen, m. Dr. Caleb Brinton, of West Chester ; and had 
issue (surname Brinton): Sarah, Mary, Caleb, Dr. Wil- 
liam, and George. 

vii. Ann, m. Dr. Horatio Worrall ; and had issue (surname 
Worrall): Charles, and John. 

XX. Jean Maclay,= (William,* Charles,' John,' Charles,') 
b. March 19, 1783 ; d. April 30, 1809 ; m. April 28, 1808, by 
Rev . Mr. Sharon , John Lyon . They had issue (surname Ly on) : 

i. William-Maday, b. April 30, 1809, (see Lyon record). 

XXI. William Plunket Maclay,* (Samuel,* Charles,' 
John,' Charles,') b. August 23, 1774, in Buffalo Valley; d. 
September 2, 1842, in Milroy, Mifflin county. Pa. In the 
year 1808 he was appointed by Governor S. Snyder prothono- 
tary of Mifflin county, which office he held until elected to 

Maclay of Lurgan. 425 

Congress in 1 8 14, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the resigna- 
tion of Thomas Bumside, appointed judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas. Mr. Maclay was subsequently elected to Congress 
for two full terms, 1816 and 1818 ; he was a member of the 
constitutional convention of 1837-8, and declined signing the 
document framed at that time, on account of its prohibition of 
the colored vote. He was twice married; m., first, December, 
1802, Sallie Brown, daughter of Judge William Brown, of 
Mifflin county; d. January 2, 1810, aged twenty-six years. 
They had issue : 

i. Dr. Samuel, b. October 6, 1803 ; m., first, Margaret Baxter ; 
d. July S. 1863 ; m., secondly, November 22, 1864, Mrs. 
Harriet Gwin (nee Patton) ; and had issue : 

1. Sallie-Brown, b. September 7, 1865. 

2. Nannie-Patton, b. May 7, 1867 ; d. Deo. 1, 1872. 

3. Mien-Margaret, b. August 20, 1868. 

n. William-Brown, b. April 5, 1805 ; d. March 29, 1853 ; m. 
Eleanor Lashells, and had issue : 

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

2. Mary -Brown, d. s. p. 

3. Elizabeth. 

4. Balph-L., b. 1836; d. January, 1866; captain in 

Forty-ninth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. 

5. Isabella Plunket, m. A. A. McDonald, oi Covington, 


6. EUen, d. 1861. 

Hi. Charles John, b. January 12, 1807 ; d. December, 1828 ; unm. 

William Plunket Maclay m., secondly, in 1812, JanB 
Holmes, of Carlisle. They had issue : 

iv. Holmes, b. 1818 ; was a member of Pennsylvania Legisla- 
ture in 1864 ; m. Isabella Plunket Richardson, and had 
issue : Mary-Holmes, William- Plunket, and Ella-Bichard- 
V. David, b. 1819 ; was a member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 
1872 to 1875; m., in 1846, Elizabeth Richardson, and had 
issue : 

1. Jane-Holmes, m. S. Clever ; reside in Dakota. 

2. Mary-Porter, m. Daniel Curll, of Clarion, Pa. 

3. William- Plunket, resides in Montana. 

4. Margaret, resides in Montana. 

5. Elizabeth, m. and resides in Dakota. 

6. Samuel, of Montana. 

7. Sallie- Brown, of Clarion, Pa. 

426 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

8. David, of Montana. 

9. Harriet-Patton, of Clarion, Pa. 
10. Anna, of Clarion, Pa. 

vi. Bobert-Plunket, b. 1821 ; d. April 20, 1881 ; m. Martha Barr, 
and had issue : 

1. WilUam-Barr, resides in Mifflin county, Pa. 

2. Jennie-Landrum, resides in Mifflin county, Pa. 

vii. Joseph Henderson, b. 1824 ; was a member of the Legisla- 
ture from 1878 to 1882 ; m. his cousin, Mary Maclay, 
daughter of Robert P. Maclay, deceased, having issue, 

XXII. John Maclay,' (Samuel,* Charles,' John," Charles,') 
b. 1789; d. June 25, 1855; m., February 11, 1812, Annie Dale, 
sister of Hon. James Dale, of Union county. Pa. They had 
issue : 

i. Samuel, d. in Buffalo Valley. 
ii. Charles, d. in Illinois. 
in. William-Plunket, d. s. p. 

iv. Elizabeth, m., first, Armstrong ; secondly, Dr. Alex- 
ander, and had issue. 
V. Arme, d. July 6, 1835. 

XXIII. Samuel Maclay," (Samuel,* Charles,' John," 
Charles,') b. 1792; d. February 17, 1836; m., first, Margaret 
Johnston, daughter of Rev. James Johnston . They had issue : 

i. Dr. Samuel, b. 1814 ; d. 1851, in Cincinnati, O. 
ii. James-Johnston, b. 1815 ; d. 1848, unm., in Cincinnati, O. 
iii. William-John, d. in infancy. 

Mr. Maclay m., secondly, Elizabeth Johnston, sister of 
his first wife. They had issue : 

iv. BohertPlunket, b. 1818; graduated at West Point; ap- 
pointed brevet second lieutenant. Sixth Infantry, July 
1, 1840 ; second lieutenant, Eighth Infantry, October 1, 
1840 ; first lieutenant, December 31, 1845 ; captain, Janu- 
ary 22, 1849 ; resigned, December 31, 1860 ; resides in 
Waterloo, La. 
V. Charles, m. Miss Cox, of Franklin county. Pa., and had 
issue : 

1. Elizabeth, widow, residing in Washington city ; m 

M. H. Candee. 

2. Nora, d. May, 1885. 

vi. David, studied medicine in Missouri. 
vii. John, d. in North Carolina, during the war. 

Maday of Lurgan. 427 

via. Margaret, m. Thomas S. Briscoe, and had issue (surname 
Briscoe) : Bessie, Fannie, and Samuel-Maelay. 
ix. Elizabeth, d. in 1884, in Galesburgh, 111. 
X. Jane, a widow, at St. Mary's Indian school, Minnesota; m. 
Robert C. Johnston. 

XXIV. Robert Pi^unkbt Maclay,^ (Samuel,* Charles,' 
John," Charles,^) b. April 19, 1799, in Buffalo Valley, now 
Union county. Pa.; d. August 16, 1884, in Kishacoquillas 
Valley, Brown township, Mifflin county. Pa. His father died 
when the son was in his twelfth year. The latter was sent, 
however, to an academy at Bedford, Pa., where he pursued a 
course of study for some time, and then returned to his mother's 
home, in Buffalo Valley. In 1833, he was elected to the Legis- 
lature from Union county, and served one term ; and January 
6, 1836, he was appointed by Governor Ritner prothonotary 
of Union county, serving until 1839, when he entered the 
Senate of Pennsylvania, serving until 1843. In 1844, Mr. 
Maclay removed to Clarion county, and was afterwards ap- 
pointed associate judge of that county by Gov. Johnston. In 
1854 he went to Missouri where he remained about three 
years engaged in the construction of the Iron Mountain rail- 
road. In 1857 he returned to Clarion county, and in 1864, 
after the decease of his brother-in-law, Dr. Joseph Henderson, 
he went to reside in Kisacoquillas Valley, with his sons and 
grandsons, where he remained until his death. Judge Maclay 
was a very tall, well-proportioned man, with an intellectual cast 
of countenance, a nobly-shaped head, of commanding presence, 
standing straight as an arrow, he always attracted attention, 
while his amiable and genial disposition and social qualities 
endeared him to his many friends. He had wonderful conver- 
sational powers, a great memory, well stored with the tradition- 
ary history of our State and anecdotes of its prominent citizens 
and politicians. His last visit of any consequence from home 
was on the occasion of the reunion of the surviving members 
of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1875, when he and his old 
friend, John Williamson, of Huntingdon, emerged from their 
retirement to delight their admiring juniors for a while with 
their old-time tales, repartee, and humor. Judge Maclay was 

428 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

a firm believer in revelation, and had great veneration, as he 
himself said, " For the plan of salvation as given in the four 
Gospels; magnificently beautiful in its simplicity." At the 
foot of Chestnut mountain, with company and associations that 
suited him, dispensing a liberal hospitality, enjoying good 
health until the spring of 1884, the judge passed a serene old 
age, and died sincerely regretted by all who ever had the pleas- 
ure of his acquaintance. Mr. Maclay m.. May 6, 1825, by 
Rev. John Dreisbach, Margaret C. LashellS, b. about 1801 ; 
d. May 6, 1845, a neice of John Lashells, Esq., a noted lawyer 
of New Berlin, Pa., and daughter of Ralph Lashells, of Gettys- 
burg, Pa. They had issue : 

i. SamuelrBalph, b. August 11, 1826 ; m.. and lelt issue. 
ii. Oeorge-Lashells, b. July 28, 1828 ; d. October 27, 1853 ; unm. 
in. Charles-Maday, b. August 31, 1831 ; d. November 25, 1865 ; 

m., and left issue. 
iv. Mary -Elizabeth, b. 1834 ; m. Joseph Henderson Maclay. 
V. William- Flunket, b. May 4, 1841 ; unm. 

XXV. John Maclay,' (William,' John,* Charles,' John,' 
Charles,') b. December i, 1792, in lyurgan township, Franklin 
county. Pa.; died April 22, 1854, in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Ma- 
clay was twice married ; m., first. May 6, 1819, Jane Findl,ay, 
of Chambersburg ; d. April 27, 1827; daughter of Col. John 
Findlay. They had issue : 

81. i. William-Irwin, b. March 27, 1820 ; m. Sarah Stackhouse. 
ii. John-Findlay, b. February 18, 1822; d. December 13, 1822. 
m. [A son,} b. September 24, 1823 ; d. September 30, 1823. 
iv. Nancy-Jane, b. March 12, 1825 ; d. May 27, 1827. 

Mr. Maclay m., secondly, September 18, 1832, Anna Maria 
Gleim, of Pittsburgh; d. October 18, 1868; daughter of 
Christian Gleim. They had issue : 

V. Annie-Maria, b. January 1, 1834 ; m. Fisk Grore. 
vi. John-King, b. June 29, 1835 ; d. September 4, 1836. 
vii. Martha Gleim, b. December 18, 1836 ; d. May 21, 1854. 
via. James-Brown, b. November 7, 1838 ; d. February 21, 1872. 
ix. John-Gleim, b. July 10, 1840. 

X. Cyrus-Culbertson, b. September 7, 1842 ; m. Laura Miller. 
xi. Edgar-QMm, b. August 26, 1844 ; m. Blanche Murphy. 
xii. Charles-Qleim, b. September 2, 1846 ; d. May, 1847. 
xiii. Ellen-Brown, b. July 11, 1849; d. August 28, 1849. 

Maclay of Lurgan. 429 

XXVI. Mary EIvIzabeth Wallace," (Eleanor,^ William,' 
Charles,' John,'' Charles,') b. May 7, 1807 ; d. October 16, 1881, 
at Harrisburg, Pa.; m., March 15, 1825, by Rev. Dr. Dufi&eld, 
Rev. WiLLLAM Radcliffe DeWitt, b. February 25, 1792, at 
Paulding's Manor, Duchess county, N. Y.; d. December 23, 
1867, at Harrisburg, Pa.; son of John DeWitt and Katharine 
Van Vliet. His ancestors were among the first immigrants 
from Holland to New Netherlands, in 1623. His early years 
were spent in commercial pursuits, but, about 18 10, he turned 
his attention to the sacred ministry. He studied with Dr. 
Alexander Proudfit, of Salem, N. Y., and entered Washington 
Academy. The war of 181 2 interrupting his studies, he vol- 
unteered in the regiment of Colonel Rice, and was in service 
at Lake Champlain at the time of McDonough's victory, Sep- 
tember II, 1814. After the close of the war, in 1815, he en- 
tered Nassau Hall, Princeton, as a sophomore, but subsequently 
entered the senior class of Union College, Schenectady, where 
he graduated with distinction, completing his theological studies 
under Rev. Dr. John M. Mason, of New York. He was licensed 
to preach by the Presbytery of New York April 23, 1818. In 
the fall of that year he went to Harrisburg by invitation, and 
was called to the pastorate of the Presbyterian church, Octo- 
ber 5, 1 818. He was received by the Presbytery of Carlisle 
April 13, 1819, but not ordained until the 26th of October, of 
that year. Dr. DeWitt received the degree of A. M. in course 
from Union College, and in 1838 the University of Pennsyl- 
vania conferred on him the title of Doctor of Divinity. From 
1854 to i860 he held the ofi&ce of State I^ibrarian, appointed by 
Governors Bigler and Pollock. In 1854 he felt the necessity 
of taking a colleague — Rev. T. H. Robinson, D. D., the recent 
minister. Dr. DeWitt was twice married, his first wife being 
Julia A. Woodhull, daughter of Rev. Nathan Woodhull, of 
Newton, L,. I. During a ministry of nearly fifty years in Har- 
risburg, Dr. DeWitt enjoyed the confidence of all his ministe- 
rial brethren. In the community he was greatly appreciated 
and respected by all classes. As a theologian he had few 
equals in the ministry, and, although firm and decided in his 
views, he was liberal and catholic in spirit. His published 

430 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

writings were limited to twelve or thirteen pamphlets, the most 
popular of which was a small volume entitled "Her Price 
above Rubies." He preached many powerful discourses, a 
volume of which should certainly be preserved in permanent 
form. They had issue (surname DeWitt): 

i. William-BadcUffe, b. December 5, 1826 ; d. at Palatka, Pla.; 
was educated under the direction of his father and the 
Rev. Benjamin J. Wallace, both men of rare scholarly 
attainments ; Princeton College conferred upon him the 
degree of A. M., and in 1852 he graduated in medicine 
at Philadelphia ; appointed assistant physician of the 
State Lunatic Hospital at Harrisburg, and, while serv- 
ing in this capacity, visited, in 1855, the various hos- 
pitals of England, France, Germany, and Belgium ; in 
1859, resigned, having been appointed by the President 
physician and surgeon in the United States Hospital at 
Honolulu, Sandwich Islands; in 1862, returned to this 
country, and was appointed an acting assistant surgeon 
at the Georgetown College Hospital ; in 1864 commis- 
sioned by President Lincoln surgeon-in-chief. First 
division, Fifth corps of the army of the Potomac, serv- 
ing until the close of the war for the Union ; in Novem- 
ber, 1867, mustered out of service ; resumed the practice 
of his profession in Harrisburg several years ; after- 
wards, on account of his health, removing to Florida, 
near Palatka; he m., November 4, 1865, at York, Pa., 
Susan E. Spangler, (see Hamilton record) ; and they had 
issue (surname DeWitt): 

1. WiUiamrBadcliffe, b. November 22, 1867. 

2. John- Hamilton, b. June 14, 1870 ; d. Dec. 15, 1871. 
ii. Julia, b. November 5, 1828 ; resides at Carlisle, Pa. 

Hi. Meanor-Wallace, b. August 21, 1830; d. in infancy. 

iv. Kate-Van Vliet, b. May 21, 1833 ; m., Octobers, 1861, George 
Edwards Sterry, of New York city ; and had issue (sur- 
name Sterry): 

1. William DeWitt, b. July 7, 1862. 

2. Oeorge-Edwards, b. March 14, 1864. 

3. John-BeWitt, b. November 25, 1865. 

4. Edward-Augustus, b. June, 1867 ; d. March, 1868. 

5. James- Weaver, b. December 24, 1869. 

6. WAlace-Maclay, b. December 25, 1872. 

7. Thomas-Hunt, b. September 6, 1875. 
V. Wallace (first), b. July 21, 1835; d. young. 

vi. Wallace, b. August 19, 1837 ; d. Feb. 9, 1891, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; graduated at College of New Jersey in 1857 ; was 

Maclay of Lurgan. 431 

an attorney-at-law ; m., September 10, 1885, Louisa 
Bliss, daughter of John H, Bliss, of Erie, Pa. 
vii. Calvin, b. May 26, 1840 ; graduated at College of New Jer- 
sey, 1860; commissioned October 24, 1861, captain in 
Forty-ninth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer In- 
fantry, army of Potomac ; resigned January 18, 1868 ; 
studied medicine and graduated from Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, March, 1866 ; appointed first 
lieutenant and assistant surgeon United States army. 
May 14, 1867 ; captain, May 14, 1870 ; promoted to major 
and surgeon United States army, July 21, 1885 ; m., 
April 26, 1877, Josephine Lesesne, daughter of John F. 
Lesesne, M. D., of Georgetown, S. C; and had issue 
(surname DeWitt): 

1. Wallace, b. June 1, 1878. 

2. Lesesne, b. January 9, 1880. 

3. Mary- Wallace, b. February 15, 1884. 

via. John, b. October 10, 1842; graduated at College of New 
Jersey, 1861 ; studied theology at Princeton and Union 
Theological Seminaries of Presbyterian Church ; or- 
dained June, 1865 ; pastor at Irvington, N. Y., 1865-69 ; 
pastor Central church, Boston, 1869-76 ; pastor Tenth 
Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, 1876-82; professor 
of Church History Lane Theological Seminary, 1882; 
received degree of D. D. from the College of New Jersey, 
1877; published "Sermons on Christian Life," 1885; m., 
August 20, 1874, Laura Aubrey Beaver, daughter of 
Thomas Beaver, of Danville, Pa.; who d. 1892. 
ix. Mary, b. November 25, 1846 ; d. April 8, 1870. 

XXVII. Benjamin John Wai<i.ace,* (Eleanor,^ William, 
Charles,' John,^ Charles,') b. August lo, i8io, at Harrisburg, 
Pa.; d. July 25, 1862, at Philadelphia. His father dying when 
he was only six years of age, he was left to the care of an ami- 
able and excellent mother, whose early training fitted him for 
the position he occupied with so much success in his maturity. 
When of suitable age he became a pupil of the Harrisburg 
Academy, that institution being in charge of the ablest in- 
structors. The culture he received at the school fitted him for 
admission to the United States Military Academy at West 
Point, to which he was appointed, where he was rapidly gain- 
ing a foremost place, when his heart convinced him that a 
higher vocation was to be his calling. He left West Point, 
was prepared for Princeton College and the ministry of the 

432 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Presbyterian Church, under the care of Rev. John Hutchinson, 
of Mifflintown, a former tutor in the Harrisburg Academy. 
After graduating with high honor he was licensed to preach, and 
was called at once to a western charge. The degree of Doctor 
of Divinity was conferred upon him by his alma mater. His 
elegance as a writer and eloquence as a speaker soon brought 
him into great prominence in his denomination and in all 
religious circles, so that when the Presbyterian Quarterly, the 
organ of the " New School," was projected, he was at once 
selected as its editor. His brilliance of style gave character to 
this publication, and as long as he lived it was a prosperous 
and popular publication. Mr. Wallace was pastor of churches 
in Pittsburgh, York, and at other points ; president and pro- 
fessor of Delaware College, at Newark, in that State. Unfor- 
tunately for his fame as an author, his literary productions are 
scattered throughout the ephemeral publications of his time. 
It need not be repeated that both as speaker and writer he was 
captivating and graceful, of fine stature and polished address, in 
society one of the most entertaining of a long roll of able men, 
whose cultivated minds directed the thoughts of the generation 
of which he was so distinguished an ornament. Dr. Wallace 
m., at Pittsburgh, November 5, 1832, Sarah Cochran, 
daughter of George Cochran, b. 1812; d. 1869, in Pittsburgh, 
Pa. They had issue (surname Wallace): 

i. Ernest-Cochran, b. 1833 ; d. 1867 ; m. Emma Delhi ; no 

a. Irwin-Maday, b. 1835 ; d. 1862, at Pittsburgh ; was a lieu- 
tenant United States army. 
in. Mkn, b. 1838 ; d. 1866 ; m. Preston Forster ; no issue. 
iv. Mary, b. 1840; d. 1845. 
V. Florence, b. 1843 ; d. 1880 ; m. Hugh Hamilton, M. D., of 

Harrisburg, (see Hamilton record), 
vi. Alfred- Cochran, b. 1845 ; d. 1847. 
vii. Sarah- Cochran, b. 1849 ; d. 1854. 

viii. Marion, b. 1850 ; d. 1883 ; m. Rev. John K. McKallip, of 
Bellaire, Ohio. 
ix. Arthur Harris, b. 1853 ; d. 1887. 

XXVIII. Irwin Maclay Wali^ace;,^ (Eleanor,* William,* 
Charles,' John,' Charles,') b. October 10, 1813 ; m. Elizabeth 
Reed, of Erie. They had issue : 

Maclay of I/urgan. 433 

i. WUliam-Maclay, b. 1847. 
ii. Mary, b. 1849 ; d. young. 
Hi. Bobert-Beed, b. 1851. 

iv. Uleanor-Maclay, b. 1868 ; m. Lieut. Samuel K. Allen, United 
States navy, grandson of Col. Ethan Alien, of the Bev- 
V. Elizabeth Harris, b. 1855. 
vi. Jane-Maelay, b. 1857 ; d. inf. 
vii. Anna, b. 1859 ; d. inf. 

XXIX. WiLi^iAM Maclay Hai.l,* (Esther," William,* 
Charles,' John,' Charles,') b. February i6, i8oi, in Harrisburg, 
Pa.; d. August 28, 1851, in Bedford, Pa., where he was in- 
terred, but, in 1878, his remains were removed to the ceme- 
tery at Harrisburg, Pa. He was educated at the Harrisburg 
Academy and Princeton College ; studied law with Francis R. 
Shunk, and admitted to the Dauphin county bar at the April 
term, 1822. He began the practice of law at lyewistown, 
and became one of the most brilliant advocates in the Juniata 
Valley. Subsequently, imbued with the conviction that it was 
his duty to enter the ministry, he abandoned the law, studied 
theology at the Allegheny Seminary, and was licensed to preach 
by the Pittsburgh Presbytery. He was stationed at Milroy, 
Mifflin county, Pa., but, owing to partial failure of health, was 
appointed agent of the American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions at Philadelphia. At this period he was con- 
nected with the New School Assembly, but afterwards trans- 
ferred his relations to the Old School, and joined the Presby- 
tery of Carlisle. After acting some years as agent of the Gen- 
eral Assembly Board of Foreign Missions, he accepted a call 
to the Presbyterian church at Bedford, Pa., where he labored 
until declining health compelled him to relinquish his charge. 
The Rev. Mr. Hall married Ellen Campbell Williams, 
daughter of Benjamin Williams and his wife Nancy Fisher, 
and niece of Rev. Joshua Williams, of Centre county, Pa.; d. 
January 23, 1878, at Harrisburg, Pa. They had issue (sur- 
name Hall): 

i. Henry-Williams, b. Dec. 12, 1826, at Lewistown, Pa.; d. s. p. 

32. ii. William- Maclay, b. November 3, 1828 j m. Ellen Rowan 


33. Hi. George- Duffield, b. February 19, 1831 ; m., first, Louisa Mil- 

ler ; secondly, Lucretia Allen. 

434 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

34. iv. Louis-Williams, b. July 4, 1833 ; m. Eliza Warford. 

V. Catliarine-Julia, b. November 10, 1835, at Perry ville. Pa.; 
m., October 22, 1857, Nathaniel Breading Hogg, b. 
1818, in Uniontown, Pa.; son of George H. Hogg, and 
through his mother, a grandson of Rev. Dr. Ewing ; he 
graduated at Kenyon College, and read law with his 
uncle. Judge Ewing, at Uniontown, Pa.; settled at 
Newark, O., where he managed for several years the 
stores and farms belonging to his father's estate ; is a 
partner in the foundry of Totten & Co.; resides in Alle- 
gheny city. Pa. 
vi. Mary, b. March 7, 1838, at Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Francis 
Jordan, b. February 5, 1820, in Bedford county, Pa.; he 
was educated at Augusta College, Kentucky, and at 
Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania ; studied 
law ; was admitted to the Bedford county bar ; soon after 
appointed district attorney, and subsequently elected 
to the same position ; in 1855 was elected to the State 
Senate ; was appointed by President Lincoln paymaster 
in the army, which, at the close of two and a half years 
of active service, he resigned ; under Gov. Geary he 
held the ofQce of Secretary of the Commonwealth, and 
and in 1882 filled the same position for a brief period ; 
resides at Harrisburg in the active practice of his pro- 
vii. JEllen, b. January 80, 1846, in Bedford, Pa.; m., April, 1872, 
James Heron Crosman ; and had issue (surname Cros- 

1. JohnSeron, b. 1878. 

2. Mary-Hall, b. 1874. 
8. Louis-Hall, b. 1877. 

4. Qeorge-Hampden, b. 1880. 

5. Hall-Maday, b. 1884. 

XXX. Catharine Julia Hali.,' Esther,* William,* 
Charles,' John,' Charles,') b. August 14, 1804, in Harrisburg, 
Pa.; d. July 17, 1832, at Reading, Pa.; m., June 30, 1830, 
Garrick Mallery, b. April, 17, 1784, in Middlebury, Conn.; 
d. July 6, 1866, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was of unmixed 
English descent; being in direct male line from Peter Mallery, 
who arrived in Boston in 1638, and went to New Haven set- 
tlements with Rev. Theophilus Eaton's company, March 7, 
1644. Through his mother, Hannah Minor, he was in direct 
male line from Thomas Minor, who came to Pequot with John 
Winthrop's company and settled there in 1646. Several of 

Maclay of Lurgan. 435 

Jiis ancestors were military oflBcers in the colonial service, and 
in the Revolutionary war. Garrick Mallery graduated at Yale 
College in 1808, and after a term at Litchfield I^aw School 
went to Wilkes-Barr6, Pa.; the same year read law with Judge 
Wells, and was admitted to the bar in i8t i ; He served in the 
Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1827 to 1830, in 
which he was distinguished for promoting the internal-improve- 
ment S3rstem of the State. In 1831 he was appointed president 
judge of the Third Judicial District, composed of the counties 
of Berks, Northampton and Lehigh. He resigned his com- 
mission in 1836 ; removed to the city of Philadelphia, where 
he practiced law until his death, for several years before that 
time being master in chancery of the Supreme Court. In 1840 
he received the degree of LL. D. from Lafayette College. Judge 
Mallery was thrice married; m. first, in 181 1, Sylvina Pierce 
Butler, daughter of Lord Butler, of Wilkes-Barr6 ; secondly, 
Catharine Julia Hall ; thirdly, in 1838, Jeanette Otto, daughter 
of Dr. John C. Otto, of Philadelphia. By the first wife there 
were five children, and by his third wife four children ; by the 
second wife, Catharine Julia Hall, there was issue (surname 

i. Garrick, b. April 23, 1831, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; d. October 
24, 1894, at Washington city : was educated at the 
preparatory department of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, and graduated at Yale College in 1850 ; in 1853 
received the degree of LL. B. from the University of 
Pennsylvania, and the same year admitted to the bar 
of Philadelphia, where he practiced law and engaged 
in literary pursuits until the war of the Rebellion, when 
he entered the service ; rose to the rank of lieutenant 
colonel, and brevet colonel ; on the re-organization of 
the regular army he was appointed captain first in- 
fantry ; was twice severely wounded, and received twice 
brevets for gallantry in action ; in the reconstruction 
period in 1869 and 1870, being on military duty in Vir- 
ginia as judge advocate on the staff of the commanding 
general, he was also Secretary of State, and adjutant 
general with the rank of brigadier general ; in 1870 was 
placed on duty with the chief signal ofBoer of the army 
at Washington, remaining in that office until 1877, when 
he was ordered to report to the Secretary of the Inter- 
ior for duty connected with the ethnology of the North 
America Indians, in which work he continued until 

436 Femisylvania Genealogies. 

his death ; edited several works issued oificially by the 
Government. He was retired July 1, 1879, for wounds 
received in line of duty. Mr. Mallery m., April 14, 
1870, in Richmond, Va., Helen Marian Wyckoff, 
daughter of Rev. A. V. Wyckoff, of New Brunswick, 
N. Y. 

XXXI. William Irwin Maclay,' (John,* William,' John,* 
Charles,' John," Charles,') b. March 27, 1820; d. June 20, 
1825 ; m., November 16, 1841, at Pittsburgh, Pa., Sarah H. 
Stackhouse. They had issue : 

i. Jane-Anne, b. August 16, 1842, in Pittsburgh ; m. John S. 
Tittle ; reside at Johnstown, Pa.; and had issue (sur- 
name Tittle): 

1. Elizabeth-Mndlny, b. March 3, 1864. 

2. WilUam-Maday, b. November 19, 1867; d. May 

8, 1886. 

ii. Emma-S., b. November 11, 1845, in Pittsburgh, Pa.; m., 

November 29, 1877, William H. Bynon, of Tipton, Mo. 

Hi. Ellen Maclay, b. October 18, 1847, in Johnstown, Pa.; m., 

first, December 23, 1870, George Fritz; d. August 5, 

1873; m., secondly, December 8, 1880, Robert Murphy. 

iv. William-Stackhouse, b. December 13, 1849, in Johnstown, 

Pa.; d. September 30, 1853. 
V. Elizabeth-Findlay, b. February 17, 1852 ; d. August 31, 1853. 
vi. Mary-Torrence, b. December 15, 1854 ; d. May 25, 1860. 

XXXII. William Maclay Hall' (William-Maclay ' 
[Hall,] Esther,' William,* Charles,' John,' Charles,') b. No- 
vember 3, 1828, in Lewistown, Pa. He received a thorough 
preparatory education, and graduated from Marshall College, 
Mercersburg, in 1846, being the valedictorian of his class. He 
read law with William l,yon, of Bedford, and was admitted to 
the bar in August, 1849. Began practice at Bedford, and soon 
achieved honorable distinction in his profession. In January, 
1865, he was appointed by President Lincoln judge advocate 
with the rank of major, and served one year. In 1868 he 
served on a commission to revise the statutes of the State of 
Pennsylvania, with Judge Derrickson and Wayne MacVeagh. 
"Upon the death of Judge King in January, 1871, Gov. Geary 
appointed him president judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Dis- 
trict, then comprising the counties of Bedford, Somerset, Frank- 
lin, and Fulton, and at the October election elected to the same 
position for the term of ten years. After declining a re-nomi- 

Maday of Lttrgan. 437 

nation, Judge Hall quitted the bench on the ist of January, 
1882, the judicial term having been extended one month by 
the Constitution of 1874. Throughout the entire term of 
Judge Hall, the business of the district was great, and an un- 
usually large number of cases of importance was adjudicated. 
During his administration very few reversals of his decisions 
were made by the Supreme Court. Since leaving the bench he 
has not been actively engaged in his profession. He resides 
near the borough of Bedford, Pa. Judge Hall m., September 
9, 1859, by Rev. J. H. Symonds, Ellen Rowan Cramer, of 
Cumberland, Md., b. January 4, 1849. They had issue (sur- 
name Hall): 

t. Catharine-Julia, b. February 12, 1862. 
ii. William- Maclay, b. September 6, 1864. 
Hi. George-Louis, b. February 26, 1867. 
iv. JohnrCramer (twin), b. February 25, 1867 ; d. September 

19, 1867, at Cumberland, Md. 
V. Emily-Bowan, b. October 15, 1870 ; m. Charles Gibson 

vi. Nathaniel-Breading, b. August 25, 1872 ; d. July 28, 1888, in 

Bedford, Pa. 
vii. Meanor-Maelay, b. August 4, 1874. 
via. Bichard Cecil, b. May 27, 1882. 

XXXIII. George Duffiei.d Hai<l,' (William-Maclay° 
[Hall], Esther,'' William,* Charles,' John,' Charles,') b. Feb- 
ruary 19, 1831, at Lewistown, Pa.; d. December 6, 1883, at 
St. Louis, Mo. He graduated in 1849 from Marshall College, 
Mercersburg, Pa. Began the study of law, but afterwards 
entered the banking house of William Russell, at Lewistown. 
In 1852 went to Pittsburgh as a clerk in the firm of Lyon, 
Shorb & Co., iron manufacturers; from thence, in 1854, to St. 
Louis, where he took charge of the branch store of the Sligo 
Iron Company, which he managed with great energy and suc- 
cess. About i860 he became part owner, and afterwards sole 
owner. He was very hospitable and generous, of fine belles- 
lettres attainments, and of great conversational powers; an 
active member of the Presbsrterian Church, with high character 
and standing in the community for integrity and honor. He 
left twenty-five thousand dollars to the different boards and 
benevolent enterprises of the Presbyterian Church, and about 

488 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

the same sum in legacies to his aunts and sisters, with an estate 
of about half a million of dollars to his children. Mr. Hall 
was twice married ; m., first, IvOuisa Miller; no issue; m., 
secondly, I^ucretia Allen. They had issue (surname Hall): 

i. Allen, 
ii. Louis-Maclay. 
in. Mabel-Harlekenden. 
iv. Qeorge-Duffield. 

XXXIV. Louis Williams Hall,' (William-Maclay" 
[Hall], Esther," William,* Charles,' John,' Charles,^) b. July 
4, 1833, at Allegheny, Pa. He received a good education ; 
studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1854. He was 
soon after appointed solicitor for the Pennsylvania Railroad 
company at Altoona. That road was just opened over the 
Allegheny mountains, and Altoona was the location of the 
chief offices of the transportation of the company. Herman J. 
Lombaert was general superintendent with all the powers of 
the now general manager. The office of the chief engineer was 
also at that point, and the location was being made there for 
the principal shops of the company. It being the headquarters 
of these officers, the position of solicitor there was an important 
and delicate one, and the attorney had many questions before 
him of immense importance to the company and its interests. 
Mr. Hall's practice soon became large and lucrative, not only 
in Blair, but the contiguous counties. In 1859, when little 
more than eligible, he was elected to the State Senate as the 
Republican candidate from the strong Democratic district of 
Cambria, Blair, and Clearfield counties. He was appointed 
chairman of the Judiciary Committee on his first advent in the 
Senate, of a body composed of such legal minds as Penny, of 
Allegheny ; Clymer, of Berks ; Ketchum, of Luzerne ; Welsh, 
of York ; Palmer, of Schuylkill ; Finney, of Crawford ; Mc- 
Clure, of Franklin, and others prominent in the profession of 
the State. The war of the Rebellion breaking out. Gov. Cur- 
tin called an extra session of the Assembly in April, 1861, 
when Mr. Hall was chosen Speaker of the Senate. It was at 
that extra session that the famous Three-million-dollar-loan 
bill to arm the State, and other important war measures were 
passed. Mr. Hall was again chosen Speaker at the beginning 

Maclay of Lurgan. 439 

of the regular session in January, 1862. He was elected for a 
new term, and for another district, in which Blair county was 
placed in October, 1864, running largely ahead of his ticket. 
He was again chosen Speaker of the Senate at the end of the 
session of 1866, and also at the commencement of the regular 
session in 1867, having been chosen three times presiding oflS- 
cer of that body, an honor never before accorded to any one. 
At the close of his term he declined a re-nomination, and since 
then has devoted himself exclusively to the practice of his pro- 
fession. Having been appointed solicitor and counsel of the 
Pennsylvania railroad, at Harrisburg, on the ist of October, 
1868, he took up his residence in that city. To-day he occu- 
pies the same position, being connected with them for over 
thirty years. He is yet in the mental vigor and prime of life, 
although sixty years of age, and has probably been connected 
with as many matters of importance in his profession as any 
man of his age. Among the numerous leading cases in the 
courts he has argued within the last few years may be men- 
tioned those of the " Commonwealth vs. Credit Mobilier of 
America," twice tried before Judge Pearson and twice in the 
Supreme Court; "Commonwealth vs. George O. Evans," the 
claim of the State for a very large amount ; Mr. Evans being 
defended by Mr. Hall and the late Judge Black; "The Com- 
monwealth vs. Pennsylvania Canal company, ' ' being an attempt 
of the State by statute to compel the canal company to alter 
their dams, feeders, and works, without compensation, so as to 
allow the passage of fish, the case involved probably half a mil- 
lion of dollars, and was decided by the Supreme Court in favor 
of the canal company ; ' ' James Freeland vs. Pennsylvania Rail- 
road company," an attempt to hold the company responsible 
for consequential damages caused by the raising the great 
Clark's Ferry dam; decided by the Supreme Court in favor of 
the railroad company. Mr. Hall m., November 26, 1867, 
Eliza Warford. They had issue (surname Hall): 

i. Eliza, d. s. p. 
ii. Ellen, b. November 19, 1869. 
in. Mary-Grace, b. November 4, 1871. 
iv. Louis-Williams, b. December 2, 1873. 

V. Frands-Jordan, b. April 1, 1878. 

440 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 


I. One of the signers of " the humble address of the Gov- 
ernor, oflScers, clergy, and other gentlemen in the city and 
garrison of Londonderry," to William and Mary, of the date 
of Jtdy 29, 1689, shortly after the famous siege of that noted 
stronghold of Protestantism, was JamES McCormick.' Fur- 
ther than that we have little knowledge of him, save that he 
was the ancestor of the family of whom we have this record. 
Among other children he had issue : 

2. I. Sugh, b. about 1695 ; m., and had issue. 

3. M. Thomas, b. 1702 ; m. Elizabeth Carruth. 

II. Hugh McCormick,' (James,') b. about 1695, in the 
Province of Ulster, Ireland ; emigrated with his family to 
Pennsylvania prior to 1735, and located in Paxtang township, 
lyancaster, now Dauphin county, Pa. He married, and had 
issue : 

4. i. John, b. 1718; m. Jean Cathay. 

a. James, b. 1721 ; m., and had issue, but probably went into 
the valley of Virginia. 
6. in. Samviel, b. 1723 ; m., and had issue. 
6. iv. Hitgh, b. 1725; m. Sarah Alcorn. 

III. Thomas McCormick,' (James,') b. about 1702, in the 
Province of Ulster, Ireland ; d. about 1762, in East Pennsboro' 
township, Cumberland county. Pa. He accompanied his 
brother Hugh to America, in 1735. In 1745 he and his wife 
each took out a warrant for one hundred acres of land in 
Hanover township, then Lancaster county, Pa. About that 
time, or shortly after, he removed with his family west of the 
Susquehanna, locating in East Pennsboro' township, Cum- 
berland county, Pa. He married in Ireland, about 1726, 
Elizabeth Carruth, b. about 1705 in Ireland; d. January, 
1767, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county, Pa. 
She was the daughter of Adam Carruth, and sister of Walter 
Carruth, both early settlers in Hanover township, Lancaster 
county. Pa. They had issue : 













McCormick Family. 441 

Thomas, b. 1727 ; m. Jean Oliver. 

James, b. 1729 ; m. Mary Oliver. 
William, b. 1732 ; m. Mary Wiggin. 
Hugh, b. 1735 ; m. Catharine Sanderson. 
Bobert, b. 1738; m. Martha Sanderson. 
Elizabeth, b. 1740 ; m. Matthew Loudon. 

IV. John McCormick,' (Hugh," James,') b. about 1718, 
in or near I<ondonderry, Ireland; d. in October, 1782; and 
buried in Silvers Spring churchyard, of which church he was a 
member. He located in East Pennsboro' township as early as 
1745 ; and upon the formation of the county of Cumberland 
in 1750, was named in the act as one of the trustees for the 
purchasing of land on which to build a court-house and prison. 
During the French and Indian war his dwelling was stockaded 
and the refiige of the frontier settlers, and hence designated as 
' ' McCormick's Fort at Conedoguinet. ' ' He m . Jban Cathay, 
who deceased the latter part of January, 1788. They had 
issue : 

{. John, m., and had issue : Thomas, and Hudson, 
ii. Margaret, m. Hugh Quigley ; and had issue (surname 
Quigley): EUzabefth, John, William, Samuel, Esther, Jane, 
and Sarah, 
m. [Jane], m. David McClure ; and had issue (surname Mo- 
Olure): Samuel, Thomas, John, James, WUliam, Wilson, 
and David, 
iv. Elizabeth, m. James Sharon ; and had issue (surname 
Sharon): Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Isabella, William, and 
V. [Arm], m. David Adams ; and had issue (surname Adams): 
William, and Ann. 

V. Samuei, McCormick,' (Hugh,' James,') b. about 1723, 
in the Province of Ulster, Ireland; d. in July, 1765, in the 
township of East Pennsboro', Cumberland county, Pa. He 
took up a tract of land in that section, the warrant for which 
was issued the 14th day of August, 1745. The land adjoined 
that of his brother, John McCormick, and the Conedoguinet 
creek. His wife, whose name is unknown, died prior to her 
husband. They had issue : 

i. James, b. 1747. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 1749 ; m. William McNitt [MoKnight]. 
Hi. Jane, b. 1751 ; m. Archibald McGuire. 
iv. Mary, b. 1754 ; m. James Chambers. 

442 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

V. Sarah, b. 1756 ; m. Arthur Chambers. 

vi. Agmsr'b. 1758; m. Henry McElroy. 

vii. Margaret, b. 1761. 

via. Ann, b. 1763. 

VI. Hugh McCormick,' (Hugh,' James.O b. about 1725, 
in the Province of Ulster, Ireland; d. September, 1777, in 
Middleton township, Cumberland county, Pa. About 1758, 
he removed from Paxtang to the homestead of his father-in- 
law, on Conedoguinet creek, which was deeded to him, Oc- 
tober 30, 1758, by James Alcorn, Sr., and Mary, his wife, of 
Middleton township, being 136 acres of land in said Middleton 
township, together with the houses, bams, and out-houses on 
same. About the year 1770, he purchased 1,300 acres of land 
in the White Deer Valley, now within the boundary of I^ycom- 
ing county, Pa., and his two sons, Seth and Thomas, settled 
there. He was a prominent man on the frontiers, and, at the 
outset of the Revolution, rendered much aid, by his counsel 
and his purse, to raise troops for the Continental service. In 
the Provincial Conference, of June, 1776, he served as a mem- 
ber, but, owing to ill health, declined farther official honors. 
He m., about 1749, Sarah Ai,corn, youngest daughter of 
James and Mary Alcorn.* They had issue : 
13. i. James, b. 1750 ; m. Isabella Dixon. 

ii. Mary, b. 1752 ; m. Capt. Robert Peebles, a wealthy farmer, 
who resided near Shippensburg, Pa. ; and had issue, four 
sons, all of whom married and settled in the]same neigh- 
m. Thomas, b. 1754; d. October 6, 1826; located, about 1775, 
on South creek, a branch of White Deer Hole creek, in 
Lycoming county, Pa. , about three miles from its mouth ; 
was a justice of the peace for some years ; m. 'Elizabeth 
Crockett ; their remains lie buried in the old Presbyte- 
rian, now Lutheran, graveyard, on the southwest side 
of Penny Hill, in Buffalo Valley ; left no issue, he had 
adopted his great-nephew, to whom he bequeathed his 

*James Alcokn d. July, 1761 ; his wife, Mary Alcorn, d. Feb- 
ruary, 1763. Their children were : 

i. James, m., and had Bobert, Mary, and Jean, 
ii. Katharine, m. David Steel. 
Hi. Victoria, m. William Rankin. 
iv Sarah, m. Hugh McCormick. 






McCormick Family. 443 

14. iv. Setft, b. 1766 ; m. Margaret Simmons. 

V. Sarah, b. 1758 ; m. Woodrow, and removed to Ohio, 

when it was so new and so faraway that frequent inter- 
course with its inhabitants was impossible, and nothing 
more is known of them. 
vi. Eleanor, b. 1760 ; d. unm. ; lived with her mother and 
younger sister, whom she survived several years. 
Sugh, b. 1762 ; m. Elizabeth FuUerton. 
John, b. 1765 ; m. Mary Curtis. 

Amelia, b. 1767 ; m. William Gabby, a prominent farmer, 
who resided near Hagerstown, Md.; no issue. 

VII. Thomas McCormick,' (Thomas,' James,') b. about 
1727, in the north of Ireland; d. in 1778, in East Pennsboro' 
township, Cumberland county. Pa.; was a member of the 
Presbyterian church at Silvers Spring, his name appearing as 
one of the guarantors of the salary of the Rev. John Steel, 
pastor of that congregation, June 26, 1768. He m. in 1756, 
Jean Oliver,* b. 1728 ; d. December 7, 1804, in East Penns- 
boro' township, Cumberland county. Pa.; daughter of John 
Oliver and Mary Patterson. They had issue : 

17. i. John, b. March 26, 1757 ; m. Ann Sample. 

ii. William (twin), b. March 26, 1757 ; m. Mary Williamson, 
daughter of James and Prudence Williamson ; no issue. 
Hi. Isabella, b. December 29, J759; d. September 7, 1823; m., 
May 15, 1783, John Walker, and had issue, nine chil- 
iv. Elizabeth, b. December 15, 1761 ; d. December 15, 1831 ; m., 

in 1786, John Buchanan. 
V. Mary, b. March 18, 1763 ; d. May 22, 1842 ; m., January 9, 

1790, John Sample, and had issue, nine children. 
vi. Jane, b. February 19, 1765 ; d. November 6, 1790 ; m. George 

Hammond ; no issue. 
vii. Sarah, b. March 1, 1767 ; d. 1844; m. William Lytle Brown ; 

no issue. 
via. Qrizde {_GhiselAa\, b. April 7, 1769; m., June, 1818, Ezra 
Wright ; no issue. 

* James, Jane, and Mary Oliver, were the children of John Oliver 
and Mary Patterson. They were all born in Ireland. Their father, 
John Oliver, died in Ireland, and his widow married Joseph Clark, 
and they with her three children emigrated to America in 1737, set- 
tling eventually in East Pennsboro' township, adjoining the farm of 
Elizabeth McCormick. 

444 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

VIII. James McCormick,' (Thomas,' James/) b. about 
1729, in the Province of Ulster, Ireland ; d. in January, 1802, in 
East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county. Pa.; buried in 
Silvers Spring churchyard ; resided his entire lifetime on the 
old homestead. He m., in 1760, Mary Oliver, b. 1728, in 
Ireland; d. November 29, 1804, in East Pennsboro', Cumber- 
land county. Pa. They had issue : 

18. i. James, b. 1761 ; m. Margaret Oliver. 
a. Bohert, b. 1764 ; d. 1809 ; unm. 

19. Hi. William, b. 1766 ; m. Margery Bines. 

iv. Elizabeth, d. s. p. 
V. Isabella, d. s. p. 

IX. William McCormick,' (Thomas,' James,') b. 1732, in 
or near Londonderry, Ireland ; d. 1812, in Perry county, Ohio. 
As early as 1755, he and his brothers, Hugh and Robert Mc- 
Cormick, are supposed to have settled in what was then the 
far west or frontier, on the Juniata river, in Fermanagh town- 
ship, now within the boundaries of Juniata county. Pa., near 
"The Narrows." His property was described as on the north 
side of Juniata, joining the said Juniata, Hugh McCormick, 
John McClure, and John Riddle. ' ' Thomas and William took 
out warrants for this land in 1755. Previous to 1780, he 
moved across the river to Milford township, in the same county. 
Among the records of Silvers Spring church we find his name 
signed to a guarantee of the pastor's (Rev. John Steel) salary, 
dated June 27, 1768. He sold his farm in 1803, and removed 
to Perry county, Ohio, where he died. He m., in 1756, 
Mary Wiggin, b. 1735; d. 1814; daughter of Ennion Wig- 
gin. They had issue : 

i. Elizabeth, b. 1757; m. ■William Bowland ; and had issue 
(surname Bowland) : Catharine, William, Bobert, Alex- 
ander, Hugh, John, Sarah, and Mary, 
a. Margaret, b. 1759 ; m. Thomas Black ; and had isssue (sur- 
name Black): James, William, John, Samuel, Mary^ 
Elizabeth, and Anna. 
Hi. Thomas, b. 1761 ; m. Ann Morrison ; and had issue : 

1. Flora, b. 1798; m., 1835, Christopher Neil. 

2. William, b. 1800, in Juniata county, Pa.; d. 1837, 

in Hancock county, O.; m., in 1827, Elizabeth 
Hamilton ; and had issue, Sarah- Ann. 

McCormick Family. 445 

8. James, b. 1802; removed to Paulding' county, O.; 
m., in 1830, Margaret Black; and had issue, be- 
side two others : Josiah, Mary-Ann, and Thomas. 

4. Mary, b. 1805 ; d. 1835. 

5. Anna, b. 1808. 

6. Elizabeth, b. 1810; m., 1836, Henry Dishong. 

7. John-Morrison, b. 1815; removed to Michigan; m., 

1840, Martha Guyter ; and had issue, beside two 
others : Bebecca, and Thomas, 
iv. Awna, b. 1764 ; m., 1798, David Hardy; and had issue (sur- 
name Hardy) : Thomas, Eleanor, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, 
Margaret, and Anna. 
V. William, b. 1766 ; d. 1832, in Logan county, O. ; was twice 
married; m., first, in 1796, Elizabeth Black; d. 1801; 
and had issue : 

1. James, b. 1797 ; d. 1845, in Washington county, la.; 


2. William, b. 1799 ; resided in Seneca county, O. ; 

m. Elizabeth Heck ; and had issue : George, and 

8. Elizabeth, b. 1801 ; d. 1840; m. Nathaniel Swartz. 
William McCormick m., secondly, in 1802, Isabella Shaw; 

and had issue : 

4. Nancy, b. 1803 ; m. John Gilmore. 

5. Maiy, b. 1804 ; m., first, James Meehan; secondly, 

James Collins. 

6. Margaret, b. 1806 ; m. her cousin, William McCor- 


7. John, b. 1808 ; resided in Logan county, O.; m. Miss 


8. Jane, b. 1809 ; m. — Hemphill. 

9. Sarah, b. 1811 ; m. Allan Gilmore. 

10. Kizia, b. 1812. 

11. Isabella, b. 1814. 

20. vi. James, b. 1769 ; m. Rebecca Cunningham. 

vii. John, b. 1771; resided in Fayette county, O.; m., in 1800, 
Elizabeth Hardy ; and hadjissue : 

1. Elizabeth, b. 1801 ; d. 1835. 

2. William, b. 1802; resided in Indiana; m., in 1832, 

his cousin, Margaret McCormick, daughter of 
William McCormick. 

3. Lois, b. 1811 ; d. 1835. 

4. John, b. about 1812 ; resided in Payette county, 


5. Calvin, b. about 1814 ; resided in Payette county, 


446 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

via. Hugh, b. 1775 ; resided in Perry county, Ohio; m., in 1802, 
Martha Martin ; and had issue : 

1. Mary, h. 1803 ; m. Samuel Martyr. 

2. Sarah, b. 1805 ; m. William T. Daily. 

8. Samuel, b. 1807 ; resided in Seneca county, Ohio ; 
m., in 1826, Lavenia Pevee; and had issue: 
Joseph, Margaret, and Henry. 

4. Absolem, b. 1809 ; resided in Perry county, Ohio ; 
m., in 1832, Elizabeth Ashbaugh; and had issue: 
John-T., Samuel, David, Mary, Catharine, Mar- 
garet, and Martha. 

X. Hugh McCormick,' (Thomas,' James,') b. about the 
year 1735; d. in September, 1799, in Stott county, Kentucky. 
William, Hugh, and Robert McCormick were among the first 
settlers and land-owners within the present limits of Juniata 
county, Pa. They, and their brother Thomas, took out war- 
rants in 1755 for a tract of land located two miles north of 
MifQintown, along the Juniata river, in Fermanagh township, 
and the three first-named settled thereon about that time. On 
several occasions they were driven out by the Indians, the last 
being in 1786, when they fled for refuge to Huntingdon county. 
They returned home in 1787, and immediately thereafter Hugh 
McCormick erected a large stone house on his property, which 
it is said was built partly with the view of using it as a fort in 
case of another Indian raid, the windows being made high and 
narrow. This house is yet standing, apparently, without a flaw 
or seam in its walls. The brothers are described as being very 
large and robust men, fond of frontier life, and in every way 
suited to its dangers and excitements. Hugh served in the war 
for Independence, and Mrs. Catharine Laird, a granddaughter, 
says of him : ' ' Grandfather Hugh McCormick lived at the 
beginning of the Revolutionary war on the Juniata river. 
Grandmother said that when he came home from the war he 
was covered with rags. In his knapsack he had only a conch 
shell, which she kept until her death, and gave to our mother 
to be handed down as a memento of his service." That shell 
is now in possession of his grandson. Col. George M. Cham- 
bers, of Jacksonville, 111. By deed dated October 19, 1798, 
Hugh McCormick and Catharine, his wife, disposed of the 
farm in Fermanagh township, and soon thereafter removed with 

McCormick Family. 447 

their family to Scott county, Ky. Mr. McCormick m., in 1767, 
Catharine Sanderson, b. 1742 ; d. in 1810, in Scott county, 
Ky.; daughter of George Sanderson,* of Middleton township, 
Cumberland county. Pa. They had issue : 

21. i. Martha, b. 1768 ; m. Rowland Chambers. 

ii. Mizabeth, b. 1770; d. 1824; m. David Logan; and had issue 
(surname Logan): DavidM., and Hughr McCormick. 

Hi. George, b. 1772; d. September, 1816, unm., from disease con- 
tracted in the war of 1812. 

iv. Williar)i, b. 1774; d. 1839, unm.; he was in the quartermas- 
ter's department under General Harrison at the time of 
the battle of Tippecanoe. 

22. V. Mary, b. 1776 ; m. Samuel Glass. 
vi. Hugh, b. 1779; d. 1795. 

XI. Robert McCormick,' (Thomas,' James,') b. in 1738, 
in Hanover township, then Lancaster county. Pa. ; d. October 
12, 1818, in Augusta county, Va. He, with his brothers, 
William and Hugh McCormick, settled in Fermanagh town- 
ship, now in Juniata county, about 1755. He sold his prop- 
erty in Fermanagh township on the 22d of July, 1779, and 
from thence he removed to the valley of Virginia, where he 
purchased four hundred and fifty-one acres of land near the 
town of Midway, situated on both sides of the line between 
the counties of Augusta and Rockbridge. He was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier, and fought in the battle of the Cowpens. By 

* George Sanderson was the eldest son of Alexander and Jean 
Sanderson, who emigrated from Scotland prior to 1750, and settled in 
Midd leton township, Cumberland county, Pa. His father was one of the 
first elders in the Monaghan Presbyterian Church. He died about the 
first of February, 1760, and had issue (surname Sanderson): George, 
Alexander, Barbara, Martha, William, John, James, and Margaret. The 
son, George Sanderson, b. about the year 1712 ; d. about 1787. He was 
twice married, Ms first wife a Ross, the second, Jane Aitken. There 
was issue only by first wife (surname Sanderson): 

i. Bobert, b. 1738 ; m. Mary , and had George, and Bobert. 

ii. John, b. 1740 ; d. 1799 ; m. Sarah McMichael ; no issue. 
Hi. Catharine, b. 1742; d. 1810; m. Hugh McCormick. 
iv. Margaret, b. 1748 ; m. James Elliott, and had a son George. 
V. Mary, b. 1746 ; m. David Elliott, and had sons, George, and 
:vi. Martha, b. 1747 ; d. prior to 1808 ; m. Robert McCormick. 

448 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

occupation he was a fanner and weaver, and his family, until 
a recent date, have had in their possession some beautiful linen 
table cloths which he wove himself. He was an elder in the 
Presbsrterian church, and a man who was well versed in the 
Scriptures, and, in conversation on religious subjects, is said 
to have been very able and entertaining. He m., about 
1770, Martha Sanderson, daughter of George Sanderson, 
and sister of the wife of his brother Hugh. She died in Au- 
gusta county, Virginia, prior to 1808, and is buried by the side 
of her husband, in the Old Providence Presbsrterian burying 
ground, about two miles from the homestead. They had 
issue : 

23. i: Oeorge-EIHot, b. 1771 ; m. Jane Steel. 

it. Martha, b. 1773; m. Richard Brient ; resided in Kock- 
bridge county, Va. ; no issue. 

Ml, Elizabeth, b. 1774 ; m. Hugh Gibson ; removed from Rock- 
bridge county, Va., to Henderson, Kentucky ; and had 
issue (surname Gibson) : 

1. John-B., d. 1872, in Dayton, O.; was raised by his 

uncle, Robert McCormick, and took his name ; 
was, at one time, Attorney General of th^ State 
of Tennessee; a man of very bright intellect, 
and of a most cheerful and genial disposition ; he 
m. Miss Raley ; no issue. 

2. Ellen, m. Mr. Prewett. 

24. iv. William, b. April 12, 1776 ; m., first, Mary Steel ; secondly, 

Sarah McClelland. 

25. V. James, b. January 7, 1778 ; m., first, Irene Rogers ; sec- 

ondly, Rachel Nisonger ; thirdly, Rachel Clark. 

26. vi. Robert, b. June 8, 1780 ; m. Mary Anna Hall. 

XII. Elizabeth McCormick,' (Thomas,' James,') b. about 
1740, in Hanover township, then Lancaster county. Pa.; d. 
1767, at Carlisle, Pa.; m., 1760, Matthew L,oddon, b. about 
1737, in the north of Ireland ; d. about the year 1790 ; in Car- 
lisle, Pa. They had issue (surname Loudon): 

i. Mary, b. 1761; d. 1822; m., 1782, James Macfarlane ; and 
had issue (surname Macfarlane); 
1. Elizabeth, b. June, 1783 ; m., 1805, Gen. John 
Thompson, of Centre county. Pa.; and had issue 
(surname Thompson): Navcy, m. William Cooper ; 
Mary, m. George Jack ; Matthew-Loudon, m. Maria 
Spear ; Moses, m. Mary Irvine ; John, m. Mary 

McCormick Family. 449 

Kyle; Dr. James, of Wasliington, D. C; and Wil- 
liam, m., first, Prisoilla Taylor; secondly, Eliza 

2. Bosanna, m. Henry Taylor. 

3. Janet, m. Joseph Kyle ; and had nine children. 

4. James, d. at seventy-eight years ; m. Henry, 

and had William, and Robert. 

5. William, d. 1853 ; m. Hannah Means ; and had issue 

(surname Macfarlane); Rosanna, Mmira, James, 
and William. 

6. Margaret, d. 1840 ; m. William Thompson ; and had 

issue (surname Thompson): Nancy-Bosanna, 
Sarah-Jane, m. John Sterrett, Emma, Elizahetli- 
Loudon, m. Joseph Mitchell, William-Joseph, and 

7. Robert, b. 1801 ; d. 1825. 

8. Andrew, b. 1803 ; m. Mary Smith. 

9. Nancy, d. 1842 ; m. William Smith ; no issue. 

ii. Archibald, b. March 18, 1762; d. March 22, 1832, at Carlisle, 
Pa.; buried at Middle Ridge churchyard ; but in 1883, 
his remains, with those of his wife, were removed to 
Silvers Spring graveyard ; was a farmer and owned a 
farm adjoining his father's, where he resided from 1788 
to 1820, when he removed to Perry county. Pa., where 
heidied; he m., October 24, 1788, Margaret Bines, b. 
October 24, 1769; d. March 27, 1832; daughter of 
Thomas Bines and Margaret Vance ; and had issue 
(surname Loudon): 

1. Elizabeth-McCormieh, b. October 24, 1789; d. De- 

cember 21, 1856 ; m., January 29, 1818, James Bell. 

2. John, b. September 15, 1792 ; m. Nancy Giffen. 

3. Matthew, b. 1794 ; d. 1855 ; m., 1839, Sarah Fulton. 

4. Margaret, b. September 18, 1796 ; m., 1826, Henry 


5. Thomas-Bines, b. 1799; d. 1849; m., 1830, Sarah 


6. James, b. February, 1802 ; d. December 29, 1878 ; 

m., 1855, Mrs. Ann Engleheart. 

7. Mary- Ann, b. May 1, 1805 ; d. October 25, 1848. 

8. Margery-Bines, b. 1808 ; m , December 6, 1832, Dr. 

Isaac Wayne Snowden ; and had issue (surname 

a. NathanieTrRandolph, b. Oct. 7, 1833 ; d. s. p. 

b. Archibald-Loudon, b. August 9, 1835 ; m. 

Lizzie R. Smith ; and had issue : Caroline, 
Mary, and Charles-Bandolph. 

450 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

c. Margaret, b. January 10, 1838 ; d. 1853. 

d. Sarah-G., b. April 5, 1841 ; m. Dr. Thomas 

H. Stewart. 

e. Mary- A., b. March 31, 1848. 

9. William-McCormick. b. 1811 ; m.. 1837, Elizabeth 
Patterson ; and had, beside four children d. in 
infancy, residing' in Hannibal, Mo. (surname Lou- 
a. Elisabeth, b. 1838. 
6. Thomas, b. 1840. 
c. Margaret, b. 1852. 
Hi. Catharine, d. s. p. 

XIII. James McCormick,* (Hugh,' Hugh,' James,') b. 
about 1750, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county, 
Pa. He m., March 15, 1774, Isabeli^a Dixon, daughter of 
John and Arabella Dixon, of Dixon's Ford, Swatara creek, 
Penn'a, (^see Dixon record'), and with his brothers, Seth and 

.Thomas, emigrated to "White Deer Valley, Lycoming county, 
in the same State, where his father, in 1770, had bought a large 
tract of land. In 1777 he represented White Deer township 
in the committee of Northumberland county, and his name ap- 
pears among a list of the inhabitants of White Deer, with that 
of his brother Thomas, in 1778. He is believed to have gone 
to the Revolutionary war, but this is not certain, and nothing 
more is definitely known about him except that, in 1782, he 
was a resident of Augusta county, Va. , as shown by a deed 
bearing date May 25, of that year. His wife, Isabella, was a 
woman of strong character, and, during the "Great Runaway" 
of 1778, escaped from the valley by fleeing on horseback with 
her eldest child in her arms. She lived until May 10, 1824, 
spending the latter years of her life with her daughter, Mrs. 
Robert Sloan, in Harrisburg. On her mother's side, she was 
descended from the Murrays, and was herself first cousin to 
Lindley Murray, the grammarian, and to John Murray, one of 
the earliest presidents of the Chamber of Commerce, of New 
York. They had issue : 

27. i. Hugh, b. February 14, 1777 ; m. Esther Barbara Kumbel. 
it. Sardli, b. 1779 ; m. Robert Sloan. 

XIV. Sbth McCormick,* (Hugh,' Hugh," James,') b. in 
1756, in Paxtang township, then I,ancaster county. Pa.; d. 

McCormick Family. 451 

January 17, 1835. About the year 1775, in company with his 
brother Thomas, he settled on South creek, a branch of White 
Deer Hole creek, three miles from its month, in now Lycom- 
ing county. Pa. His remains, with those of his wife, lie buried 
in the old Presbyterian, now Lutheran graveyard, at the stone 
church on the southwest side of Penny Hill in Buffalo Valley. 
He m. Margaret Simmons. They had issue : 

i. Bobert, b. 1785 ; d. 1857 : m. Nancy Foresman. 

ii. SamuelrS., b. 1787 ; d. 1864 ; m. Elizabeth Piatt. 

Hi. Thomas, b. 1790 ; d. 1820 ; m. Maria Hammond. 

iv. Seth, b. 1793 ; d. December, 1821 ; m. Hannah Hammond ; 
d. 1869 ; and had issue : 

1. JamesS. 

2. Mary. 

3. Margaret, m. D. "Watson Foresman. 

4. Seth-T., b. January 17, 1817 ; d. December 1, 1878 ; 

entered life as a farmer and lumberman, but sub- 
sequently studied law, and was admitted to the 
Lycoming bar, where he soon attained the front 
rank in his profession ; he was largely interested 
in the welfare of the city of Williamsport, where 
he spent the best years of his useful and busy life. 
Mr. McCormick m., in 1837, Ellen Miller, dau. 
of William Miller ; and had issue : 
a. 8arah-E., m. William D. Oakes, of Ogle 

county, 111. 
6. Henry-Clay, b. June 30, 1844 ; studied law 
and was admitted to the bar in 1866 ; was 
elected to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Con- 
gresses, where he served with ability ; in 
January, 1895, Governor Hastings appoint- 
ed him Attorney General of Pennsylvania ; 
he m. Ida Hays (see Forster record). 

c. WilUam-M. 

d. Hbrace-Q., a physician of Williamsport. 

e. Hannah, m. Thomas L. Painter, of Allentown, 
/. Framk-H. 

g. Seth-T. 
V. Hugh, b. 1795 ; d. 1830 ; unm. 
vi. John, b. 1797 ; d. 1850 ; m. Sarah Coryell. 
vii. Joseph, b. 1799 ; d. 1877 ; m. Margaret Schooley. 
viii. Sarah, b. 1802 ; d. 1870 ; m. Robert J. Foresman. 
ix. Cynthia, b. 1805; resides at Tipton, la.; m. Samuel Eason. 
X. Susan, d. 1807 ; m. Matthew B. Hammond ; resides near 
South Bend, Ind. 

452 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XV. Hugh McCormick,* (Hugli,' Hugh,' James,') b. 
about 1762. He resided on his father's homestead, two miles 
from Carlisle, until 18 15 or '16, when he moved to Fauquier 
county, Va., where he died. He m. Ei-izabeth Fuli,BRTON, 
of Greencastle, Pa., sister of David, Humphrey, and Thomas 
FuUerton, who removed to Ohio at an early day. They had 
issue : 

28. i. Gharles-N., b. 1787 ; m., and had issue. 
ii. Hugh, b. 1789 ; m., but no issue. 

iii. Mary-E., b. 1791 ; m. Charles Kemper, of Warrenton, Va.; 
and bad issue (surname Kemper) : 

1. Leigh-B. 

2. Charles-H., m., and resides near Warrenton, Va. 

3. Mien. 

iv. Joseph, b. 1793 ; m., and removed to Linn county, Mo. 
V. Mvina, b. 1796 ; d. s. p. 
vi. Fullerton, b. 1798 ; d. s. p. 
vii. Martha, b. 1800 ; d. at the age of seventeen years. 

XVI. John McCormick,* (Hugh,' Hugh,' James,') b. about 
1765, in Middleton township, Cumberland county. Pa.; was 
given a liberal education, and removed, when, a young man, 
to I^eesburg, Fauquier county, Va., where he engaged in teach- 
ing. He.m. Mary Curtis, only child of Mrs. Helen Curtis.* 
They had issue : 

i. Emily, m.. and left one son. 

ii. Helen, b. about 1806 ; m. Roberdeau Annan, b. March 31, 
1804; d. December 15, 1852, son of Dr. Daniel Annan 
and Jane, daughter of Gen. Daniel Roberdeau, of the 
Revolution ; removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he was 
a merchant. On being left a widow, Mrs. Annan had 
means sufBcient for a comfortable support, but was de- 
prived of it by mismanagement and fraud combined, 
and in her declining years found a quiet and com- 
fortable home in an institution which, in her more pros- 
perous days, she aided in establishing. 

* Mrs. Helen Curtis was a Scotch lady of rare excellence of char- 
acter, and was widowed before the birth of her daughter, at Alexan- 
andria, Va., and took refuge during the Revolutionary war, in Lees- 
burg, purchasing there a home, where she spent the remainder of her 
life in great comfort, dying at the age of seventy-three, having lived 
to see her two daughters arrive at maturity, and both filling import- 
ant positions at the head of a large and flourishing female seminary. 











McCormick Family. 453 

XVII. John McCormick,* (Thomas,' Thomas,' James,') b. 
March 26, 1757, near Silvers Spring, East Pennsboro' town- 
ship, Cumberland county, Pa.; d. September 22, 18 15, in 
Northumberland county, Pa. In 1794 he disposed of his 
property and removed to Northumberland county. He m., 
about 1791, Ann Sampi,e, daughter of John Sample. They 
had issue : 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 28, 1792 ; d. 1814 ; m., in 1812, John Cook. 
Bdbert, b. January 25, 1796 ; m. Elizabeth. Montgomery. 
Jane, b. May 27, 1798 ; d. Jan. 14, 1872 ; m. John Sample, Jr. 
Maria, b. July 30, 1800 ; d. December 21, 1854; unm. 
John, b. December 20, 1802 ; m. Martha Giffen. 
Williaw,, b. March 13, 1805 ; m. Rachel Slote. 
Sarah, b. July 28, 1807 ; d. April 22, 1838 ; m. David Davis. 

XVIII. James McCormick,* (James,' Thomas,' James,') 
b. in 1 761, in East Pennsboro' township, Cumberland county. 
Pa.; d. April 17, 1814, at Carlisle, Pa. At the time of his 
decease the Carlisle Herald gave these facts relating to him, 
which we herewith incorporate : ' ' He studied mathematics with 
Mr. Oliver, and was, afterwards, two years teacher in the acad- 
emy at York. In 1787 he was elected a teacher in Dickinson 
College. In 1792 he was made a professor, and continued, 
for twenty-seven years, to instruct with ability. During this 
period he was associated with the Reverend Doctors Nisbet 
and Davidson, and has been instrumental in imbuing with 
mathematical and philosophical science many who have sus- 
tained respectable characters in church and in state. In 1792 
he received the honorable degree of A. B., and, in 18 10, that 
of A. M. For some years he acted as a magistrate, and, for 
many years, sustained the ofEce of ruling elder in the Presby- 
terian church. In all relations he supported an unblemished 
character — highly respected by his fellow-citizens — ^by the trus- 
tees of the college, and has ever had the warm attachment of 
his pupils. It may be said that he was a laborious instructor 
and an upright magistrate. In his integrity, all men had con- 
fidence. His heart was open to the distresses of the unfortu- 
nate, and his hand was ever ready to afford relief. As a man, 
he was peculiarly inoffensive, and had scarcely a personal 
enemy in the world. In the endearments of domestic life he 

454 Pennsylvania Oenealogies. 

sustained the relations of son, husband, parent, and friend much 
beloved. He was a believer in Jesus Christ and in the doc- 
trines of the reformation. Having dismissed all concern for the 
world, he felt interested only for the concerns of religion, and 
manifested a deep concern for the congregation with which he 
was connected. He delighted to speak of his own hopes and 
prospects, manifesting an experimental acquaintance with re- 
ligion, and giving to those around him ample testimony of his 
unshaken trust in the Redeemer. He met death without fear, 
calmly and cheerfully resigning up his soul into the hands of 
his Creator. By his lamented death Dickinson College has 
lost one of its earliest and ablest instructors ; learning and re- 
ligion, a friend ; and society, an upright citizen. He has left 
behind him a bereaved widow and fatherless children, whose 
loss is very great, but his friends may confidently trust that his 
soul has ascended to the regions of eternal day, 'to the joys of 
his I<ord. " ' " Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, 
for the end of that man is peace ! ' ' 

" The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust." 

In addition to the foregoing, it may be stated that his rela- 
tive, Isabella Oliver, published a monody on his death. Besides 
his position as professor of mathematics in Dickinson College, 
he held, as alluded to in the obituary quoted, the office of jus- 
tice of the peace of Carlisle several years, to which he was ap- 
pointed by Governor Mifilin, April i6, 1795. Prof. McCormick 
m.,'in 1790, his cousin, Margaret Olivbr, daughter of James 
Oliver. They had issue : 

i. James, b. 1791 ; d. 1807. 
a. Oliver, b. 1793 : d. 1810. 
m. William, b. 1797 ; d. 1835, unm. 

iv. Maria, b. November 27, 1802 ; d. October 1, 1827 ; m., March 
13, 1823, John McCandlish ; and had issue (surname Mc- 
Candlish): Margaret. 
V. Margaret, b. 1803 ; d. 1831. 
32. vi. Bobert, b. February 6, 1805 ; m. Susan Ulp. 

XIX. WitLiAM McCormick,* (James,' Thomas,' James,^ 
b. 1766, near Silvers Spring, Cumberland county. Pa.; d. June 
13, 1805; his tombstone in Silvers Spring church graveyard 

McCormick Family. 455 

bears this testimony, "endeared to all who knew him by his 
benevolence and integrity." He m., in 1800, Margbry Bines, 
b. August 22, 1767 ; d. April 23, 1849 ; buried by the side of her 
husband in Silvers Spring churchyard. They had issue: 

i. Margaret, b. February 24, 1801 ; d. November 29, 1853 ; unm. 
33. ii. James (twin), b. February 24, 1801 ; m. Eliza Buehler. 

XX. James McCormick,' (William,' Thomas," James,') b. 
1769, in Milford township, now Juniata county, Pa.; served in 
the war of 181 2; resided in Perry county, Ohio; m., 1801, 
Rebecca Cunningham. They had issue : 

i. William, h. about 1802; d. 1857, in Perry county, O.; m., 
1832, Elizabeth Johnson; and had issue: 

1. James-T. 

2. Shadrack-J. 

3. Sarah. 

4. Amos-0. 

5. Frands-M. 

6. David-L. 

7. Mary-E. 

ii. Bdbert, b. 1804; d. 1848; resided in Seneca county, O.; m., 
1880, Nancy Hitt ; and had issue : 

1. William-Jackson. 

2. James-T. 

3. Bobert-W. 

4. lyydiorAnn. 

5. Bebeeca. 

Hi. James, b. February 8, 1807; resided in Perry county, O.; 
m., 1838, Elizabeth A. Tucker ; and had issue : 

1. Bebeeca E. 

2. George-J. 

3. Eliza- J. 

4. Nancy-A. 

iv. Johnson, b. April 28, 1809 ; d. August, 1885, near Blakes- 

burg, Monroe county, Iowa ; unm. 
V. Hugh, b. July 11, 1811 ; d. March 22, 1871 ; served as a sol- 
dier in the war for the Union ; resided in Hardin county, 
O.; m., in 1847, Nancy Parmer ; no issue. 
vi. Mary- A., b. April 28, 1814; d. 1869; resided in Marion 

county, Iowa ; m., 1837, Samuel Coen. 
vii. Bebecca-J., b. June 10, 1819 ; d. 1876 ; unm. 

XXI. Martha McCormick,* (Hugh,' Thomas,' James,') b. 
in the spring of 1768 ; d. in 1830, in Woodford county, Ky.; 
m. Rowland Chambers, son of Arthur and Jean Chambers. 

456 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

They had issue, beside six children died in infancy (surname 

i. Catharine, b. 1796 ; m., first, William Logan ; Becondly, Mr. 

U. Oeorge-M., b. June 28, 1800 ; resided [1885J in Jacksonville, 
111.; one of the earliest residents, and a highly esteemed 
citizen ; m., January 15, 1829, Eleanor E. Irwin ; d. 
April 21, 1888 ; and had issue (surname Chambers): 

1. Catharine-L., b. January 30, 1830; m. Dr. G. R. 

Henry, of Burlington, Iowa. 

2. Bowland-Boss, b. January 16, 1832 ; m. Georgianna 


3. Nancy-Maclay, b. January 19, 1834 ; m. George W. 


4. John-lrwin, b. May 15, 1836 ; m. Alice E. Askew. 

5. Anna-Elizabeth, b. September 15, 1838 ; m. Joseph 

H. Taylor, of Columbus, Neb. 

6. George-Maxwell, b. September 3, 1841. 

7. Leonard-Wheeler, b. November 10, 1844; m. P. Mc- 


8. Martha, b. December 13, 1847 ; d. April, 1850. 

9. Mien, b. August 2, 1850 ; m. Charles E. Bradish, of 

Springfield, 111. 

XXII. Mary McCormick,* (Hugh,' Thomas,' James,') b. 
1776; d. April 8, 1816; m., January 14, 1800, Samuei< Glass; 
d. February i, 1837, in Scott county, Ky. They had issue 
(surname Glass) : 

i. Catharine, b. November 26, 1800 ; d. April 30, 1833 ; m. 

Samuel E. Shaw. 
a. Joseph, b. November 6, 1802 ; d. June 21, 1804. 
Hi. Samuel, b. October 16, 1804 ; resided in Shelby county, Ky.; 
m., March 18, 1834, Sarah E. White ; and had issue (sur- 
name Glass): 

1. Thomas-W., b. January 13, 1835 ; d. s. p. 

2. Mary-C, b. March 29, 1837 ; d. s. p. 

3. Samuel D., b. April 28, 1840. 

4. Sarah-M., b. July 1. 1843. 

5. J.-Edwin, b. August 17, 1847. 

6. Emma-M., b. March 10, 1853. 

iv. Paulina, b. April 19, 1807 ; d. August 10, 1859 ; m. Dr. D. 
N. Sharp, of Shelby county, Ky.; and had issue (sur- 
name Sharp) : 

1. Mary, b. December 6, 1840 ; m. W. B. Allen. 

2. David, b. June 1, 1842 ; m. Virginia McKenny. 

3. Samuel-O; d. in inf. 

McCormick Family. 457 

4. Mildred, b. December 2, 1845 ; d. October 31, 1862 ; 

m. Cyrus Reid. 

5. KateB., b. May 12, 1847 ; m. John S. Shannon. 

6. Bobert, d. in inf. 

V. Hugh-MeCormick, b. April 24, 1809 ; d. April 15, 1852, in 
Shelby county, Ky.; m. Martha J. Venable ; and had 
issue (surname Glass) : 

1. Lizzie- C, b. October 80, 1842 ; m. James Venable. 

2. SamweZ, b. September 5, 1844; d. June 14, 1871. 

3. James-V., b. October 25, 1846. 

4. Mary-M., b. August 19, 1849 ; m. William L. Crooks. 
vi. Mary-M., b. March 8, 1811 ; d. February 10, 1840 ; m. Alex- 
ander Robinson ; and had issue (surname Robinson): 

1. Mary-P., b. May 20, 1831 ; m. William S. Harbison. 

2. Kate-G., b. May 9, 1833 ; d. March, 1855 ; m. Wil- 

liam R. Jarvis. 

3. SaviuelrQ., b. December 30, 1834 ; d. 1836. 

4. Paulina, b. December 16, 1836. 

XXIII. George Elwot McCormick,* (Robert,' Thomas,' 
James,') b. in 1771, in Fermanagh township, now Juniata 
county. Pa.; d. April 25, 1849, in Henderson county, Ky.; 
was raised in Rockbridge county, Va. , where his father removed 
when he was eight years old ; removed to Henderson county, 
Ky., where he bought a large farm, and at which place 
he died. He m., in 1797, Jane Steei<, d. in 1843; daughter 
of David Steel, of Rockbridge county, Va. They had issue : 
i. Bobert, b. 1798 ; d. March, 1842 ; resided on a farm on the 
banks of the Ohio river ; m. Nancy Griffen, of Hender- 
son county, Ky.; and had issue : 
1. Carmal; resides in Newburg, Ind. 
ii. Hugh, b. 1800; d. November, 1835, in Henderson county, 
Ky.; m. Sarah Wright ; and had issue : 

1. George- W.; resides in Forest City, Ark. 
Hi. Mary, d. 1856 ; m. Albert G. Hill ; and had two children. 
iv. Milton, b. 1806; d. 1870; m. Susan Warren, of Warwick 
county, Ind.; resided in Newburg, Ind.; and had issue : 

1. Charles-Milton ; resides in Henderson county, Ky. 

2. Dora, m. N. G. Stanley ; resides in Davis county, 

3. Cyrus-H. 

4. John- 8. 

V. Elizabeth, d. 1859 ; m. William Shelby ; resided in Owens- 

boro', Ky. ; and had three children. 
vi. John-Steel ; resided on a large farm near Henderson, Ky ; m. 
Martha Elam ; and had issue : 

458 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

1. Sidney, m. Julia Walker. 

2. Nancy. 

3. George. 

4. Martha. 
6. Lee. 

vii. Jane, b. 1820 ; d. 1862 ; unm. 

via. Nancy, d. 1875 ; m. W. T. Shelby ; resided in Memphis, 
Tenn., and had three children. 

XXIV. William McCormick,* (Robert,' Thomas,' James,') 
b. April 12, 1776, in Fermanagh township, now in Juniata 
county. Pa.; d. in the spring of 1838, in Augusta county, 
Va.; was raised in Rockbridge county, Va., whither his father 
removed when the son was three years of age. He was twice 
married; m., first, February 3, 1801, Mary Steel. They 
had issue : 

34. i. Robert, b. July 13, 1802 : m. Sarah Steel. • 

ii. William- Steel, b. May 29, 1804 ; d., 1884, at Patterson, Mo. ; 
m., January 25, 1838, Rebecca Crow. 

William McCormick m., secondly, in 1807, Sarah McClel- 
land. They had issue : 

Hi. Mary- Steel, b. August 6, 1808. 

iv. Thomas, b. September 2, 1809 ; m. Campbell. 

V. James- Stevenson, b. February 7, 1819. 
m. Oeorge-Brown, b. December 18, 1822. 
vii. Sarah- Sanderson, b. 1824. 
mii. Joseph-L, b. May 12, 1830. 

XXV. James McCormick,* (Robert,' Thomas,' James,') b. 
January 7, 1778, in Fermanagh township, now in Juniata 
county, Pa.; and was raised in Rockbridge county, Va.; re- 
moved to Ohio about 1805 or 1806, and settled at Gallipolis, 
Gallia county, afterwards at West Mill Grove, Wood county, 
that State; where he died August 30, 1839. He was thrice 
married; m., first, February 9, 1804, Irene Rogers. They 
had issue : 

i. Martha, b. November 14, 1804; m., July, 1824, Joseph 
Waddell ; resided in Mason city, W. Va.; and had one 

35. ii. John-B., b. August 5, 1806 ; m. Sarah R. Waddell. 

James McCormick m., secondly, December 29, 1807, 
Rachel Nisonger, b. September 11, 1785 ; d. November 2, 
1826. They had issue : 

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Hi. Harvey/, b. March 80, 1809 ; d. September 8, 1889 ; resided 
in Gallia county, O.; m., January, 1886, Cordelia Mor- 
ton ; and bad issue : 
1. Thomas, b. 1838. 

iv. Bobert, b. April 4, 1811 ; resided in Wood oouijty, O.; m., 
October 20, 1886, Mary Ann Shesser, b. November 10, 
1818 ; and had issue : 

1. Mary-E., b. July 29, 1835 ; d. September 4, 1836. 

2. Martha, b. August 28, 1837. 

3. Sarah-A., b. July 16, 1840 ; d. December 26, 1842. 

4. Bachel-A., b. June 20, 1844 ; d. May 29, 1848. 

V. James, b. February 1, 1813; m., [first, December 6, 1833, 
Margaret Waddell ; and had issue : 

1. James-H., b. March 16, 1843. 

2. Gem-ge-H., b. February 14, 1845. 

8. Samuel-B., b. Sept. 17, 1847 ; d. Deo. 7, 1877. 

4. Elizabeth, b. November 8, 1849. 

5. Ephraim, b. February 16, 1852. 

James McCormick m., secondly, Mary Cherrington ; and 
had issue : 

6. Marion, b. February 21, 1856. 

7. Margaret, b. October 17, 1857. 

8. Mary, b. February 12, 1864 ; d. October 22, 1874. 
James McCormick m., thirdly, Vesta Trowbridge ; fourthly, 

Deborah Ray ; resided in Gallipolis, O. 
vi. George, b. January 10, 1815 ; d. June 3, 1878 ; resided in 
"Wood county, O.; m., April 16, 1848, Mary Bradner ; b. 
May 27, 1828 ; d. December 16, 1871 ; and had issue : 

1. James, b. July 28, 1852. 

2. Sarah, b. August 2, 1854. 
S. George, b. October 16, 1856. 

4. Mary-E., b. December 2, 1860. 

5. Charles, b. 1864 ; d. 1865. 

6. WilliamH., b. February 2, 1866. 

vii. Margaret, b. February 9, 1818; d. August 28, 1856; m., 
October 4, 1836, David Adams ; resided in Wood 
county, O. 
via. Christine, b. March 30, 1820 ; d. May, 1866 ; m. John A. 
Rogers ; resided in Gallia county, O. ; and had five chil- 
ix. Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1822 ; d. April 15, 1872 ; m., 1841, Alex- 
ander Adams ; resided in Wood county, O. 

X. Sarah, b. November 14, 1824 ; d. January 2, 1852 ; m. 

Brubaker ; resided in Wood county, O. 

James McCormick m., thirdly, Junes, 1827, Rachei, Clark ; 
no issue. 

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XXVI. Robert McCormick,' (Robert,' Thomas,' James,^) 
b. June 8, 1780, on Walnut Grove farm, Rockbridge county, 
Va.; d. July 4, 1846, on tbe paternal homestead, and buried in 
the old Providence graveyard. He received an ordinary edu- 
cation acquired at a private school of his neighborhood, and 
was instructed in the strictest tenets of the Seceder branch of 
the Presbyterian Church. Throughout his life he took great 
pleasure in the acquirement of historical and scientific knowl- 
edge, and was very fond of astronomy. He was a man of re- 
markable mechanical genius, and seldom failed to accomplish 
what he undertook. Having blacksmith and carpenter shops, 
and being himself naturally a good workman, with almost any 
kind of tools, it was no difiSculty for him to make whatever he 
desired of either wood or iron. The first record we have of his 
endeavors in the line of invention was in the construction of a 
reaping machine, on which he worked and experimented firom 
and after 1809. From the nature of the testimony concerning 
his early inventions in this line, it would appear that he con- 
structed more than one device between the years 1809 and 1825. 
At all events there is evidence to show that he was engaged at 
various times, during those years, experimenting on his reaper, 
and that he used various devices for cutting, and in all proba- 
bility he made several attempts at making a machine during all 
those sixteen or seventeen years. This would seem to be cor- 
roborated by the statements, first, of his two nephews (Robert, 
son of William, and Robert, son of James McCormick), who- 
stated that their fathers told them that Robert McCormick had 
invented a reaper in 1809 ; second, of his son Cyrus, who stated 
that his father had invented a reaper in 1816 ; thirdly, by Robert 
McCormick, above referred to, who stated that his uncle Robert 
showed him in the year 1825 or 1826 a machine he had just in- 
vented. One of the cutting devices he used on one of his 
machines was a system of rotary saws about eight or ten inches 
in diameter, which revolved, shear fashion, past the edge of a 
stationary knife. The saws were driven by bands firom a cylin- 
der which was turned by the revolution of the main wheel of 
the machine. This machine had vertical reels to sweep the 
grain across the cutters, and when cut delivered it on a platform 
in the rear of the cutters, while an endless apron carried it across 

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the platform and delivered it on one side of the machine. An- 
other cutting device which he used consisted of stationary curved 
sickles against which the grain was forced and cut by vertical 
reels with pins in their peripheries. Parts of this early machine 
were, for many years, stored away in the loft of the old malt- 
house, on the home farm, and were familiar objects to those 
about the farm. The reaping machine was not the only me- 
chanical problem that commanded the thought and inventive 
genius of Robert McCormick. He found time to exercise his 
ingenuity in other directions as well, and reaped harvests of 
success in several mechanical inventions, briefly described as 
follows: In the winter of 1830-31 there was a great deal of 
talk, and much in the newspapers on the subject of raising 
hemp. Only one thing seemed to be in the way of its becom- 
ing a very profitable product, and that was the difficulty of 
cheaply and profitably reducing the fibre to its required market- 
able shape. Acting on this seeming demand Robert McCormick 
invented a very ingenious and perfect working hemp-brake, and 
in connection with it a horse power by which it was driven, and 
in the fall of 1831 he operated it successfully. He also in- 
vented a machine for cleaning the hemp when broken. The 
excitement over hemp raising, however, dying out, the demand 
for the machines never amounted to much, although a number 
of them were built and sold. At another time he invented and 
manufactured a very ingenious threshing machine, in connec- 
tion with which he made a horse power of peculiar construc- 
tion. He also built a clover sheller of stone, resembling an 
ordinary mill somewhat, but never did anything with it, except 
for his own use. He also invented and made a blacksmith's 
bellows, which was of a tub form, and of which he built and 
sold a large number. He invented a water power that worked 
by confined pressure, somewhat on the principle of the steam 
engine; and also a hillside plow. As it was Mr. McCormick's 
ambition that his sons should follow husbandry as a profession, 
he purchased a farm of three hundred acres, situated a mile 
and a half from his own homestead, and another of seven hun- 
dred acres on the South river, nine miles west of his home. 
On each of these places he had a saw mill, and on the South 
river farm and his home place he had flour mills, which he 

462 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

operated successfully. Prior to 1837 Mr. McCormick gave the 
Soutli river farm to his son, Cyrus H., who, on account of the 
losses sustained in the furnace business, deeded back that 
property to his father, in part payment of his share of said 
losses. Mr. McCormick afterwards gave the same property to 
his son, I^ander J. He gave the home farm, at his death, to 
his son, William S. When we consider the extensive opera- 
tions he constantly had on hand, it will be seen that Robert 
McCormick was a man of gi'eat business and executive ability, 
as well as inventive genius. For many years he carried on 
farming on four farms, aggregating in all 1,800 acres, and at 
the same time operated two flour mills and two saw mills, be- 
sides which he kept carpenter and blacksmith shops busy, 
manufacturing various kinds of machinery of his own inven- 
tion. In 1834, in connection with his son Cyrus, he built 
what is known as "Cotopaxi furnace," but through the mis- 
management of their partner, followed by the financial panic 
of 1837, he was compelled to sell the Old Providence farm, 
which belonged to his wife, as well as the furnace property. 
Cyrus soon after left home with the intention of seeing what he 
could do towards establishing and introducing a reaper of his 
own invention into the vast wheat fields of the west. I^eander 
J. left school and went into the shop, William S. took entire 
management of the farming operations and finance, while Mr. 
McCormick and I^ander manufactured the reapers, horse 
powers, blacksmith's bellows, other machinery and tools. 
Thus, through the combined efforts of all, in due time the 
family were extricated from their financial embarassments. 
Just as he was beginning to feel the freedom of being out of 
debt Mr. McCormick was overtaken by a heavy snow storm in 
returning home from his South river farm, where he had been 
attending the shipment of reaping machines to Lynchburg. 
He became chilled, took a severe cold, from the effects of which 
he never recovered. Robert McCormick m., February 11, 
1808, Mary Anna Hall, b. June 24, 1780; d. June i, 1853 ; 
daughter of Patrick Hall.* Mrs. McCormick was a woman of 

♦Patrick Hall was born in county Armagh, Ireland, in 1751, emi- 
grated to America in 1770, and settled in Augusta county, Va., where 
he married Susanna McChesney about the year 1775. 

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bright and cheerful disposition, a devout Christian, and very- 
ambitious for the future welfare of her children. She had a 
fine constitution, of fair complexion, with dark eyes and hair. 
They had issue : 

36. i. Oyrus-Hall, b. February 15, 1809; m. Nettie Fowler. 

ii. Bobert-Hall, b. May 24, 1810; d. June 28, 1826, at his 
father's home in Rockbridge county, Va. 

m. Susan-Jane, b. August 1, 1813; d. June 21, 1826, at her 
father's home in Rockbridge county, Va. 

37. iv. William-Sanderson, b. November 2, 1815; m. Mary Ann 


38. V. Mary- Caroline, b. April 18, 1817; m. Rev. James Shields. 

39. w. Leander-James, b. February 8, 1819 ; m. Henrietta M. Ham- 

vii. John-Priestly, b. November 8, 1820 ; d. September 4, 1849, 
at his father's home in Rockbridge county, Va. 

40. via. Amanda, b. September 17. 1822 ; m. Hugh Adams. 

XXVII. Hugh McCormick,' (James,* Hugh,' Hugh,' 
James,') b. February 14, 1777, in White Deer Valley, now 
I^ycoming county, Pa.; d. March 28, 1828, in the city of 
New York. He went to New York about the year 1798, and 
with his cousin, Richard Cunningham, engaged in the leather 
business under the firm name of Cunningham & McCormick. 
He was a prominent member of the Mechanics and Tradesmen's 
society, and the Manumission society, and died at the early age 
of fifty-one years. Mr. McCormick married, in 1801, Esther 
Barbara Kumbel, daughter of William Kumbel, of New 
York. She died there September i, 1854. They had issue: 
i. Isabella-Frances, b. Feb. 9, 1802 ; d. July 11, 1882 ; unm. 

41. ii. Sichard-Cunningham, b. December 5, 1803 ; m. Sarah Ma- 

tilda Decker. 
iii. Amanda, b. August 29, 1805 ; d. January 25, 1885 ; unm. 
iv. Mary-Ann, b. February 3, 1807 ; d. March 27, 1876, in New- 
ark, N. J.; m., October 22, 1844, Charles Augusta Carter, 
d. August 23, 1884, in Newark, N. J.; and had issue 
(surname Carter): 
1. William-Dexter, b. July 8, 1845 ; m., October 9, 1867, 
Kate Brigden Badger, of Newark, N. J.; and had 
issue (surname Carter): 
a. BichardrMortimsr, b. July 21, 1868; d. Feb- 
ruary 28, 1871. 
6. WilliamrEliot, b. July 22, 1870 ; d. March 12, 

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c. Kate-Frances, b. August 17, 1872 ; d. February 

9, 1874. 

d. Baymond- Dexter, b. January 5, 1876. 

e. Edith-Badger, b. October 21, 1878. 
/. EeUn-Bhoda, b. November 16, 1883. 

2. Jolm-Bichard, b.April 22, 1848. 
V. Emeline, b. 1809 ; d. March 30, 1871 ; unm. 
TO. William, b. 1811 ; d. 1868. 

vii. Louisa, b. September 4, 1813 ; d. January 20, 1876 ; m., No- 
vember 17, 1840, William A. Cummings ; resided in New 
York until 1860, when they removed to Dariea, Conn., 
afterwards to Brooklyn, where they both died, the latter 
in the year 1878 ; and had issue (surname Cummings) : 

1. William- McCormick, b. September 6, 1841 ; m., 1863, 

Kate Downer, of Darien, Conn.; and had issue 
(surname Cummings): 

a. Louise, b. 1864 ; d. in inf. 

6. Josephiiie-H., b. 1866. 

c. William, b. 1870. 

2. Cliarles Curtis, b. April 6, 1846; m., December 24, 

1874, Anna Havilaad, of Hudson, N. Y. 

3. Hettie-Louisa, b. November 21, 1851; m., May 28, 

1872, Isaac Downer Weed ; and had issue (sur- 
name Weed): Louise, b. 1873; d. s. p. 

4. Isabella- Frances, b. August 4, 1853. 

42. via. John, b. January 15, 1818 ; m. Caroline Pilsbury. 

XXVIII. Charles N. McCormick,' (Hugh,* Hugh,' 
Hugh," James,') b. in Middleton township, Cumberland 
county, Pa.; m., and had issue : 

i. Bohert-B., settled in Dover, Loudoun county, Va., as 
teacher; m. Kate Reynolds, of Clark county, Va.; and 
had issue : Boberdeau, Hugh- Pendleton, Charles, Mary-E., 
Base, Carrie, Kate, and William. 

XXIX. Robert McCormick,^ (John,* Thomas,' Thomas,' 
James,') b. January 25, 1796; d. September 10, 1874, in Mil- 
ton, Pa.; m., May 19, 1830, EuzA Wood, nee Montgomery, 
dau. of David and Agnes (Shaw) Montgomery. They had 
issue : 

i. David-Montgomery, d. inf. 
a. John, d. unm. 
Hi. Bobert, k. at Bardstown, Ky., December 26, 1864, while 

serving in Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry. 
iv. Charles-C, b. February 18, 1838 ; d. January 31, 1884, at 

Milton, Pa.; received a collegiate education; entered 

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the Union service as a private in 1861 ; promoted to 
captain Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry November 18, 
1861 ; to colonel January 10, 1865 ; and brevet-brigadier 
general, March 13, 1865, for long, faithful and gallant 
service ; at the close of the war returned to Milton. 
Gen. McCormick m., June 80, 1868, Charlotte A, 
Wright, dau. of L. M. Wright, and his wife, Sarah 
Blake, of Troy, N. Y.; and had issue: Bobert-U., 
Helen-C, and Walter-Wright. 

V. Agnes, m. William P. Dougal, b. December 28, 1823 ; d. 
July 8, 1890 ; served in the wrar of the Rebellion as cap- 
tain 150th Regt., Pa. Vols., and severely wounded at the 
battle of Gettysburg ; and had issue (surname Dougal) : 
James, Bobert, WilUam, Eliza, Charles, Agnes, and Mar- 

vi. WiUiam-C., resides in McPherson county, Kansas. 

XXX. John McCormick,^ (John,* Thomas,' Thomas,' 
James,') b. December 20, 1802 ; d. August 6, 1869, at Milton, 
Pa.; m., April 23, 1825, Martha Giffen. They had issue: 

i. Bobert, b. September, 1826 ; d. December, 1828. 
ii. Ann-Mizabeth, b. June, 1828 ; m'. John L. Watson. 
Hi. John, b. April, 1831 ; m., 1855, Rebecca Vincent. 
w. Mary-Q., b. April, 1833. 

V. James-S., b. February, 1835; d. February, 1837. 
vi. Margaret, b. 1840 ; m. Dr. James P. McCleary. 
vii. William, b. December, 1845 ; killed at the battle of Mur- 
freesboro', January 1, 1863. 

XXXI. WiLiviAM McCormick,* (John,* Thomas,' Thomas,' 
James,') b. March 13, 1805 ; d. in 1884, at Centreville, Mich. ; 
m., October 6, 1828, Rachel Slote. They had issue: 

i. William-Edwin, b. February 19, 1830; d. Dec. 20, 1843. 
ii. 8arah-J., b. March 21, 1831 ; m., B. F. Dressier. 
Hi. Clara-Ann, b. September 18, 1833; d. October 14, 1838. 
iv. James-Slote, b. October 12, 1835 ; m., March 28, 1865, Mary 

F. Emery ; reside at Knoxville, Tenn. 
V. John, b. January 4, 1841 ; d. February 17, 1841. 
vi. Martha E. (twin), b. January 4, 1841. 

vii. Hannah-0., b. June 4, 1843 ; m., January 29, 1867, Rev. 
William H. Blair, a Presbyterian clergyman. 

XXXII. Robert McCormick,* (James,* James,' Thomas,' 
James,') b. February 6, 1805, in Cumberland county. Pa.; d. 
January 24, 1877, in Chariton, Iowa; studied medicine, and, 
at the age of twenty-two, or twenty-three, located in Sharon, 

466 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

Mercer county, Pa.; after the death of his wife, he removed 
to Chariton. He m., in 1829, Susan Ulp, who d. in 1847. 
They had issue : 

i. James-Oliver, h. October 3, 1830 ; d. s. p. 

a. Elizabeth, b. November, 1832 ; d. March, 1876. 

Hi. William-Laughlin, b. November, 1834 ; d. March, 1884. 

iv. Albert-Ulp, b. May 4, 1837 ; m., and had issue. 
V. Margaret, b. April 24, 1840. 

vi. Eobert-Bryson, b. 1843 ; d. in infancy. 

vii. Emily, b. June, 1846. 

XXXIII. James McCormick,' (William,* James,' Thomas, ' 
James,') b. February 24, 1801, near Silvers Spring, Cumber- 
land county, Pa.; d. January 19, 1870, at Harrisburg, Pa. 
When less than five years of age, he lost his father by a fatal ac- 
cident. Paternal care thus devolved upon his mother, a bright, 
determined woman, and by her his preparatory studies were 
carefully made, fitting him at an early age for Princeton Col- 
lege, where he graduated with reputation, and began the study 
of law with Andrew Carothers, Esq., of Carlisle. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar of Cumberland county in 1823, and to that 
of Dauphin county at the August term, 1825. His most suc- 
cessful career never faltered as long as he was able to give 
his professional duties any attention, and, indeed, followed him 
after his retirement from all active pursuits. He served in the 
borough council a long time, and was president of that body, 
also of the Dauphin Deposit bank, of the Harrisburg cemetery, 
of the Harrisburg Bridge company, and one oi the trustees of 
the Pine Street Presbyterian church. In all these positions he 
was a cautious and able adviser. He uniformly declined can- 
didature for office, as also offers of the highest honors of his pro- 
fession. Upon his retirement he gave the powers of his active 
mind to the management of a large estate, consisting of fur- 
naces, rolling-mills, grist-mills and farms. All these interests 
were successful, and, notwithstanding his physical disability, 
conducted in a masterly and systematic manner. Mr. Mc- 
Cormickm., in 1830, Eliza Buehler, b. November 11, 1806, 
at Erie, Pa.; d. December 25, 1877, at Harrisburg, Pa.; only 
daughter of George Buehler and Maria Nagle. She was, in- 
deed, a most estimable woman. To each noble charity, benev- 

McCormick Family. 467 

olent enterprise, philanthropic movement, Christian endeavor, 
hospital or home in the city of Harrisburg she was a friend, 
promoter and benefactor. From no good cause or charitable 
work or needy poor did she withhold her hand or deny her 
bounty. They had issue : 

43. i. Senry, b. March 10, 1831 ; m. Annie Criswell. 

44. ii. James, b. October 3], 1832; m. Mary Wilson Alricks. 

45. in. Mary, b. October 10, 1834 ; m. James Donald Cameron. 

XXXIV. Robert McCormick,^ (William,* Robert,' 
Thomas," James,') b. July 13, 1802, in Augusta county, Va.; 
d. December 4, 1879; resided on a farm near Old Providence 
Presbyterian church in the county named. He m., March 4, 
1824, Sarah Steel, b. December 4, 1804, and is yet [1885] 
living. They had issue : 

i. William- Steel, b. January 17, 1825. 
ii. 2iathaniel-Davis, b. December 3, 1826. 
Hi. Mary-Jane, b. December 22, 1828. 
iv. Sobertr Alexander, b. July 23, 1831. 
V. Sarah-Martha, b. December 22, 1888. 
vi. John- Addison, b. February 4, 1887. 
vii. Beibecca-Jaiie, b. November 17, 1840. 
via. Virginia, b. August 15, 1843. 
ix. Phoebe-Ann, b. September 12, 1845. 

XXXV. John R. McCormick,' (James,' William,* Robert,' 
Thomas,'' James,') b. August 5, 1806, in Virginia; d. Septem- 
ber 7, 1854, in Gallia county, O.: m., in 1827, Sarah Wad- 
dell, b. August 19, 1810. They had issue : 

i. William, b. October 22, 1828 ; m., first, Catharine Hanson ; 

secondly, Hannah Blake. 
ii. James-A., b. July 23, 1830; d. February 3, 1831. 
Hi. John-W., b. December 20, 1831; m., first, Caroline Mills; 

secondly, Sarah Mills. 
iv. Mary-W., b. August 17, 1833 ; m. John T. Halliday. 
V. Samuel-B., b. January 6, 1836 ; d. September 13, 1836. 
vi. Sardh-E., b. September 12, 1837 ; m. John S. Mills. 
vii. Irene-E., b. November 24, 1839 ; m. William G. Mills. 
viii. Martha-Ellen, b. June 16, 1843 ; d. May 15, 1871 ; m. Wil- 
liam Graham. 
ix. Charles-H., b. April 13, 1847; m. Augusta Halliday. 
X. Caroline-Isabella, b. March 11, 1850 ; d. November 24, 1850. 
xi. Bomaine-E., b. June 25, 1852; m. Dr. Edwin S. Rickets; 

reside in Portsmouth, O. 
xii. [A son, twin, J b. June 25, 1852 ; d. 1852. 

468 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

XXXVI. Cyrus Hall McCormick,' (Robert,* Robert,' 
Thomas,' James,') b. February 15, 1809, on the old homestead, 
Walnut Grove Farm, Rockbridge county, Va.; d. Tuesday, 
May 13, 1884, at his residence on Rush street, Chicago, 111. 
The minute story of his life is a story of inspiration and en- 
couragement to the American youth of to-day. This is a story 
of humble beginnings, high aims, earnestness of purpose, and 
integrity of character. And it is the story of a life crowned 
with fruition. In addition to his extensive farming interests 
Robert McCormick, the father of Cyrus, operated saw and 
grist mills of considerable proportions for those early days, and 
to facilitate the work of keeping his agricultural implements 
in repair, a blacksmith and carpenter shop were accessories of 
the farm. Much of the work done in these shops by Robert 
McCormick was in connection with his experiments in the con- 
struction of a reaping machine. Tests in the field to deter- 
mine the merits of this machine were held in the early part of 
the summer of 1831, but the results were not dissimilar to 
those of preceding years. Repeated experiments had ended 
only in disappointment, and Robert McCormick's machine was 
laid aside, his ideas abandoned and his hopes destroyed. But 
while these field tests of 183 1 failed to justify the expectations 
of the father, they were sufficient to arouse the native inge- 
nuity of the son, Cyrus, and start him on that career of success 
which made him famous and placed his name among those of 
the foremost inventors of the age. Cjnrus Hall McCormick 
was the eldest of a family of eight children; the son of a 
farmer, his educational advantages were not superior to those 
of the average farmer boy of the day. For him the " college 
year " began and ended with the winter months, and the "Old 
Field School" was his Alma Mater. There he learned the 
rudiments of a common school education, and upon that foun- 
dation built a superstructure of knowledge gleaned from the 
maps and charts that hang upon the walls of the universe. 
With keen observation and retentive memory, and with a judg- 
ment that most unerringly separated the wheat from the chaff, 
.he may be rightly classed with that nobility of self-made men 
whose names have added luster to their times, and to whose 

McCormick Family. 469 

benefactions mankind will ever be indebted. Cyrus, while 
still a boy, spent much time in the farm shops, and early 
evinced the inheritance of his father's inventive traits, by 
fashioning from wood or iron such tools or small implements 
as he needed in his work. At the age of fifteen he swung the 
scythe in line with his father's workmen in the harvest field, 
making for this purpose a grain cradle which lightened his 
toil and made it possible for him to keep his work abreast of 
the older and more sinewy laborers. In the same year he con- 
structed a hillside plow, which threw alternate furrows on the 
lower side, being thus either a right hand or a left hand plow. 
It was patented in 1831, but a few months later the young in- 
ventor supplanted it with something better, called the self- 
sharpening, horizontal plow, the first perfect self-sharpening 
plow ever invented. After the signal failure of his father's 
grain cutting machine in the early summer of 1831, Cjnrus, 
then twenty -two years old, gave serious thought to the subject 
which had so long engrossed the parent's attention, and, as 
thought and action went hand in hand with him, he promptly 
began the construction of his reaper upon new and widely dif- 
ferent principles from those employed in the abandoned 
machine of his father, which he had carefully studied. This 
machine consisted of a great framework, having a number of 
fixed sickle hooks on the front, with perpendicular cylinders to 
press the stems of the grain against and across the edges of the 
hooks, and then carry it to the stubble side and cast it out to 
the binders in swaths. His father's crude mechanism pos- 
sessed no ideas that he could utilize, and he was left to the re- 
sources of his own intellect for ways and means. As a prime 
essential he felt that the grain should be operated upon in a 
mass by a horizontal reciprocating blade. Without being 
more specific, it is sufficient to say that with his own hands the 
young man toiled on during the summer until he had con- 
structed and combined the four cardinal principles found to- 
day in every successful harvesting machine, principles which 
"if dispensed with," says so eminent an authority as Edward 
H. Knight, A. M., l,!,- D. (in his New Mechanical Diction- 
ary), would wipe every reaper out of existence." These un- 

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derlying requisites of the reaper, invented, combined, and con- 
structed by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831, are the reciprocat- 
ing blade in projecting fingers ; the platform for receiving the 
falling grain ; the revolving reel for drawing the grain back to 
the knife and laying it upon the platform ; and the divider, to 
separate the grain to be cut from that left standing. This 
machine, drawn by one horse, was put to a practical test late 
in the harvest of 1 831, in a six acre field of oats grown by 
John Steele, near Walnut Grove. Here it was that the reaper 
achieved its first success ; here it was that Robert McCormick, 
whose repeated failures had prompted him to discourage his 
son's ambition, acknowledged the superior genius of that son ; 
here was ushered in an era marked by the elevation of one 
great branch of farm labor from out of its slavery, an epoch 
in which the material prosperity of the world has been aug- 
mented many hundred fold, the lines of civilization widened, 
and the progress of humanity significantly advanced. Not at 
once were the great possibilities of the reaper appreciated by 
the inventor, but gradually its value became known to an ever 
widening circle, and its distinguishing features were the sub- 
ject of many a discussion. This description of Mr. McCor- 
mick 's first reaper is found in the second volume of the 
Mechanics' Magazine of 1833: 

"We have omitted until now to furnish our agricultural friends 
with an account of a machine for cutting grain, invented by one of 
our ingenious and respectable countrymen, Mr. Cyrus H. McCormick, 
and which we witnessed in operation in a field of grain during the 
late harvest in the neighborhood of this place. A large crowd of 
citizens were present at the trial of it, and although the machine 
was not as perfectly made as the plan is susceptible of, yet we believe 
it gave general satisfaction. We have been furnished with some 
certificates from several of our intelligent farmers, one of which we 
have appended to the following description of the invention : 

" This machine is so constructed as to leave a long or a short stub- 
ble, to operate alike well on tall or short grain. It is drawn by one 
horse walking by the side of the grain in shafts ; just behind is a 
wheel about two feet three inches in diameter, which runs on the 
ground, by which the machinery is operated, having a cog-wheel 
with forty cogs screwed to it. There is a small wheel (with nine 
cogs) working in that, having another one on the same shaft with 
twenty-eight, which works another small one, turning a small crank, 

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behind the wheel, and from this crank the knife receives a vibratory 
motion. It is about four and a half feet long, with an edge somewhat 
like that of a sickle (having teeth) straight and projecting into the 
grain at right angles to the horse. Behind the knife is an apron five 
or six feet long of thin plank ; and this frame connects with and is 
made fast to the frame which supports the main wheel, having a 
slide or small wheel under it, to support it, say about five feet from 
the main wheel. Alongside the apron, by the point of the knife, and 
extending some distance before the knife, is raised a partition of 
cloth, for the purpose of dividing and keeping separate the cut gr&in 
from that which is left standing. There is a reel, as it is termed, 
which is about six or seven feet in diameter, and the same length of 
the knife. This is made by framing arms in each end of a shaft, say 
eight, the points of which are joined together by pieces, called ribs, 
parallel to the shafts. The reel is revolved as the machine advances 
by a band from the main wheel to one on its shaft, the object of which 
is to draw the grain back to the knife, which will be done whether 
straight or tangled, upright or leaning, unless below an angle of forty- 
five degrees, and to throw it on the apron. "When a sufficient quan- 
tity shall have been collected for a sheaf, the hand who attends it 
draws it off the apron with a rake. The grain is prevented from 
slipping with the edge of the knife by pieces of wire projecting before 
it within one or two inches of each other. 

*.' June 18, 183S. 
"I certify that Mr. C. H. McCormick's reaping machine, with a 
horse, was employed by me in the late harvest, and though I did not 
work it much, I was satisfied with its work. I tried it for an hour, 
and calculated what it would do for a day, and found that it would 
cut in a day about twelve acres. I done so more than once. The 
present year was unfavorable for the trial, as the wheat was lodged 
in the field. I was so satisfied that I bought one. This preparation 
was necessary — the ground must be clean, free from stumps and large 
stones. James McDowell." 

On the 31st day of December, 1833, Obed Hussey obtained 
letters patent on a grain cutting machine possessing two of the 
features found in the McCormick. To guard against further 
attempts at piracy, on the 20th of May, 1834, Mr. McCormick 
wrote the following letter to the editor of the Mechanics' Mag- 
azine and Register of Inventions and Improvements, and applied 
for his patent, which he shortly obtained. The letter is as 
follows : 
" To THE Editor of the Mechanics' Magazine : 

" Dear Sir : — Having seen in the April number of your magazine a 
cut and description of the reaping machine said to have been invented 

472 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

by Obed Hussey, of Ohio, last summer, I would ask a favor of you to 
inform Mr. Hussey and the public, through your columns, that the 
principle, namely, cutting grain by means of a toothed instrument, 
receiving the rotary motion from a crank, with the iron teeth pro- 
jecting above the edge of the cutter, for the purpose of preventing 
the grain from partaking of its motion, is a part of the principle of 
my machine, and was invented by me, and operated on wheat and oats 
in July, 1831. This can be attested to the entire satisfaction of the 
public and Mr. Hussey, as it was witnessed by many persons. Con- 
sequently, I would warn all persons against the use of the aforesaid 
principle, as I regard and treat the use of it, in any way, as an infringe- 
ment of my rights. 

"Since the first experiment was made of the performance of my 
machine, I have, for the mutual interests of the public and myself, 
been laboring to bring it to as much perfection as the principle ad- 
mitted of before offering it to the public. I now expect to be able in 
a very short time to give such an account of its simplicity, utility, and 
durability as will give general, if not universal, satisfaction. 

"The revolving reel, as I conceive, constitutes a very important, in 
fact, indispensible part of my machine, which has the effect, in all 
cases, whether the grain be tangled or leaning, unless below an angle 
of forty-flve degrees to the ground, to bring it back to the cutter and 
deliver it on the apron when cut. 

"Very respectfully yours, etc., 

"Cyrus H. McCormick." 

In 1834 he purchased an interest in a smelter and devoted 
his energies to the management of the iron works until the panic 
tidal wave of 1837 swept over the country, when the growing 
young industry was stranded and its promoters all but hope- 
lessly involved in the general wreck. In a ruin in which hun- 
dreds of men lost everything Cyrus H. McCormick] saved his 
honor . He took the stand that every dollar of the firm 's obliga- 
tions should be met, and to this end he sacrificed all his posses- 
sions including the farm which his father had given him . Start- 
ing again with no capital but energy and determination, and an 
inborn sense of integrity, his efforts were thenceforth devoted to 
the improvement and introduction of the reaper. Its manufac- 
ture began in a small way in the shops on the old Virginia farm. 
The swath cut by the McCormick in those first years was small 
indeed, but it was wide enough to warrant a branching out. 
The fame of the reaper and the demand for it far outran the 
facilities for its manufacture, and in 1845 larger shops were es- 

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tablished at Cincinnati, O., while arrangements were also made 
for the building of the machine by a firm at Brockport, N. Y., 
in order that the east and west could be thus supplied fi-om 
these respective centers. But even these plans soon proved in- 
adequate for the best service to the trans-Mississippi regions, 
and Mr. McCormick believing Chicago to be the predestined 
center of the country's agricultural interests, decided to make 
that city the permanent home of his industry, and thither the 
reaper plant was removed in 1847. The next year marked the 
decided impetus in the manufacture of reapers and that seven 
hundred machines should have been turned out seemed almost 
incredible — as wondrous even as to-day seems the magic city 
herself, still the home of the McCormick grain and grass cut- 
ting machines, of which more than one hundred thousand 
are now annually built and sold. To incur the jealousy of 
contemporaries is one of the penalties which genius must ever 
pay for the promotion of her subjects, and, as may be fancied, 
the case of Cyrus Hall McCormick affords no exception to tha 
rule. In 1848 a most unjust decision emanated from the Uni- 
ted States Patent Department, the true construction of which 
decision is, that because the reaper was so valuable an imple- 
ment and so desirable to all the world the inventor's patent 
should not be renewed, but that all should have an opportunity 
to engage in its manufacture. By reason of this unprecedented 
edict the bars were let down that those who chose to follow 
might enter in and appropriate the fruits of the pioneer's 
work. As a result, reaper manufactories sprung up in 
various parts of the country, and in due time many of these 
users of appropriated ideas, noting with deep solicitation 
the still further advancement and continued success of Mr. 
McCormick's machines, either openly proclaimed them- 
selves the original inventors, or sought to give the credit 
to some other individual who might possibly have experi- 
mented in this branch of invention; and whose very obscurity 
made the advocacy of his cause easy for them. For Cyrus 
Hall McCormick, it is sufficient to say that his claim has 
been upheld by the highest judicial tribunals, and that Inter- 
national Juries of Award in invariably bestowing the grand 

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prizes upon the McCormick macliine have deemed it simple 
justice to assert, as a personal tribute to the sagacity and per- 
severance of Mr. McCormick that such honors as they did thus 
bestow were not more for the practical utility of the machine 
itself than for their recognition of the originality and genius of 
the inventor. In proof of this it should be remembered that 
in 1849 the "United States Commissioner of Patents said of the 
McCormick reaper: "It is one of those great and valuable 
inventions which will commence a new era in the progress of 
improvement and whose beneficial influence is felt in all com- 
ing time." In 1 85 1, in London, was held the first World's 
Fair, and from the records of that Exposition we quote : 
' ' The McCormick reaper is the most valuable article contri- 
buted to this exhibition, and for its originality and value, and 
its perfect work in the field it is awarded the Council Medal." 
Another international exhibit was held in Paris in 1855. The 
McCormick reaper was there and was awarded the grand gold 
medal, and in the jury's report may be found these significant 
statements : ' ' The McCormick reaper is the t3T)e after which 

all others are made not one of the imitations equals 

the original." Again at Paris in 1867 the question of the in- 
vention of the reaper was under discussion, and in a report 
written by M. Eugene Tisserand, Director General of the Im- 
perial Domains, it was said : " The man who has labored most 
in the general distribution, perfection and discovery of the 
first practical reaper is assuredly Mr. McCormick, of Illinois. 
Equally as a benefactor of humanity, and as a skillful mechan- 
ician, Mr. McCormick has been adjudged worthy of the high- 
est distinction of the Exposition." A report was also made 
upon the same occasion by M. Aureliano, who said: "It is 

Mr. McCormick who invented the first reaper the 

details of which are, it may be said, the type after which all 
others have been constructed." Reference has been made to 
the refusal of the United States Patent Commissioner to renew 
the McCormick patent in 1848. In 1859 his patent of 1845 
was also refused extension. The Commissioner at this time 
was the Hon. D. P. HoUoway, than whom no man more fully 
recognized the fact that Mr. McCormick was alone entitled to 

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the credit of having invented the reaper, as witness these 
words : 

"Cyrus Hall MoCormick is an inventor whose fame, while he is 
yet living, has spread throughout the world. His genius has done 
honor to his own country, and has been the admiration of foreign 
nations, and he will live in the grateful recollections of mankind as 
long as the reaping machine is employed in gathering the harvest." 

In addition to the long list of trophies won by Mr. McCor- 
mick's machine, the inventor himself was the recipient of 
many enviable marlss of personal recognition. Among these 
may be mentioned the degree of the Cross of the Legion of 
Honor, conferred upon him by Emperor Napoleon III., in 1868, 
a distinction then bestowed upon but few, and reserved in re- 
cognition of great services to the world. Again in 1878, while 
at Paris, Mr. McCormicls; was elected corresponding member 
of the French Academy of Sciences, on the ground of his 
' ' having done more for the cause of agriculture than any other 
living man." As may be presumed, the inventor of the reaper 
was liberally rewarded for his work, but this reward was not 
poured into, his lap while he waited in idleness. He never 
waited. His entire life was one continuous workday. In 
him were combined to a rare degree the qualities of the 
genius, and the man of business. He was sagacious, far-seeing, 
energetic. " In Chicago's memorable baptism of fire, in 1871, 
the great McCormick Reaper Works went down in the general 
destruction. Promptly the work of rebuilding was commenced 
on a scale more elaborate, resulting in a plant which far out- 
ranked the old in equipment, facility and capacity, the 
immense business of which was conducted under the per- 
sonal supervision of its originator until his death in 1884. 
An outline of the life of Cyrus Hall McCormick which 
should consider only his career as a great inventor and success- 
ful manufacturer would lack much completeness. His home, 
social and religious ties were of the strongest nature. That 
such a man should be deeply religious is the natural corollary, 
and his religion manifested itself in a thousand ways remem- 
bered by men, while perpetual monuments to his generosity 
and philanthropy will tell the story to generations yet to come. 

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The McCormick Theological Seminary of the Presb)i:erian 
Church is one of these. In 1859 Mr. McCormick laid a propo- 
sition before the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, 
then convened at Indianapolis, offering to endow the profes- 
sorships of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the North- 
west on condition that it be located in Chicago. The Assem- 
bly readily acquiesced, and from Mr. McCormick this great 
and influential religious school has received magnificent dona- 
tions and benefactions. Of a similar nature was his purchase 
of the Interior, a newspaper established in Chicago to repre- 
sent the Presbyterian Church. The waves of financial disaster 
were beating about it, when, at the solicitation of the friends 
of the cause it represented, he purchased it and placed it upon 
a sound basis. In 1858, Mr. McCormick m. Nbttie Fowler, 
daughter of Melzar Fowler, of Jefferson county. New York. 
They had issue : 

t. Ciirus-Hall, Jr., b. May 16, 1859 ; educated at Chicago High 
School and Princeton College ; mastering the affairs of 
business which his father had built up, he was made 
president of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Com- 
pany in 1884; represented its interests at the Paris 
Exposition in 1889, and decorated by the President of 
the French Republic as an oflBcer of " ie MeriU Agricole ;" 
is largely interested in church and educational in- 
terests ; he m., March 5, 1889, Harriet Bradley Ham- 
mond ; and they had issue : 

1. Cyrus, b. September 22, 1890. 

2. Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1892. 

3. Gordon, b. June 21, 1894. 
ii. Mary-Virginia, b. May 5, 1861. 

Hi. Bobert, b. October 27, 1864 ; d. December, 1865. 

iv. Anita-Eugenie, b. July 4, 1866 ; m., September 26, 1889, 
Emmons Blaine ; d. June 18, 1892, son of Hon. James G. 
Blaine ; passing away in his early manhood, his noble 
and beautiful personality was a great loss to a host of 
friends and especially to his revered and honored 
father. Mrs. Blaine resides in Chicago ; and they had 
issue (surname Blaine): 
1. Emmons, b. August 80, 1890. 

V. Alice, b. May 15, 1870 ; d. January, 1871. 

vi. Harold-FowUr, b. May 2, 1872; m., November 26, 1895, 

Edith Rockefeller. 
vii. Stanley-Bohert, b. November 2, 1874. 

McCormich Family. 477 

XXXVII. WiLiviAM Sanderson McCormick," (Robert,* 
Robert,' Thomas,' James.O b. November 2, 1815, in Rock- 
bridge county, Va.; d. September 27, 1865, at Jacksonville, 
111. ; buried in Graceland cemetery, near Chicago. He acquired 
a good education in the ordinary branches through private 
teachers and at a neighboring school. He was a bright scholar, 
and, at an early age, became an important and valuable assis- 
tant to his father, taking charge of the fanning operations and 
accounts, thus relieving him from much care and enabling him 
to devote most of his time to mechanical and manufacturing 
ptirsuits. To him the renewed prosperity of the family was 
largely due after the financial reverses of his father in 1837. 
He was a progressive man in whatever he did, and in his early 
farming operations he adopted the best and latest improve- 
ments. Upon the death of his father in 1846, he inherited 
the home farm. However, in 1850, at the solicitation of his 
brother, Cjrrus, he removed to Chicago, where he assumed the 
management of the reaper business already established. In 
1859, he acquired one fourth interest, and much of its great 
and continued success is owing to his untiring skill, energy, 
and executive ability. Soon after the breaking out of the war 
of the Rebellion, he anticipated a great rise in property and 
values, and taking advantage of the situation, he bought for 
the firm a large amount of Chicago real estate in what is now 
the heart of the city. The wisdom of this action was soon ap- 
parent, and the firm realized a very large profit from this in- 
vestment. From the effects of close and unremitting applica- 
tion to business and great nervous strain, Mr. McCormick finally 
broke down, and, in the spring of 1865 was compelled to give 
up all business, but to no purpose. Personally, he was of a 
cheerful disposition, quick spoken, and, although diffident, was 
among his friends a most interesting and agreeable man. Mr. 
McCormick m., in June, 1846, Mary Ann Grigsby, daughter 
of Reuben Grigsby, a prominent farmer who resided on his 
handsome estate called Hickory Hill, between Lexington and 
the Natural Bridge, in Rockbridge county, Va., where Mrs. 
McCormick was bom. They had issue : 

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i. Bobertr Sanderson, b. July 26, 1849; resides in Chicago, 111.; 
m., June 8, 1876, Katharine Medill, daughter of Joseph 
Medill, of Chicago, and had issue : 

1. Joseph-Medill, b. May 16, 1877. 

2. Katrina, b. Jan. 16, 1879 ; d. July 9, 1879. 

3. Bobert-Butherford, b. July 30, 1880. 

a. William-Origshy, b. June 3, 1851 ; resides in Chicago, 111.; 
m., October, 1873, Eleanor Brooks, daughter of Walter 
Brooks, of Baltimore, and had issue : 

1. Carm, b. July 24, 1874. 

2. William-S., b. November 22, 1875 ; d. Jan. 1, 1880. 

3. Mary-Qrigsby, b. July 18, 1878. 

4. Walter- Brooks, b. September 10, 1880. 

5. Meanor-Harryman, b. November 7, 1882. 

6. Ohauncey-Brooks, b. December 7, 1884. 

7. Rubi/, b. Dec, 1891. 

Hi. Emma-Louise, b. Oct. 14, 1854 ; d. March 4, 1898 ; m., 
June 18, 1878, Perry H. Smith, Jr., son of Hon. Perry 
H. Smith, Sr., of Chicago; and had issue (surname 

1. Perry-H., b. March 18, 1879 ; d. March 27, 1879. 

2. Buby-McCormick, b. September 11, 1880. 

3. Perry-Herbert, b. March 29, 1885. 

4. Bobertr McCormick, b. Nov., 1889. 

iv. Anna-Beubenia, b. May 22, 1860; m.. May 29, 1882, Edward 
Blair, son of William Blair, of Chicago ; and had issue 
(surname Blair): 

1. Hdith, b. May 5, 1883. 

2. William- McCormick, b. May 2, 1884. 

3. Seymour, b. May, 1889. 

V. Lucy-Virginia, b. April 11, 1864; m. Oct. 9, 1888, Samuel 
Rountree Jewett; reside in Chicago; and had issue 
(surname Jewett): 

1. McCormick, b. Nov. 15, 1890. 

2. Mlen-Bountree, b. Feb. 9, 1892. 

3. Emma- McCormick, b. May 4, 1893. 

XXXVIII. Mary Caroline McCormick,^ (Robert,* 
Robert,' Thomas,' James, ^ b. April i8, 1817, in Rockbridge 
county, Va.; d. March 18, 1888, at Chicago, 111. She received 
a good early education through private teachers, and completed 
her course of studies at Staunton. She m., May 11, 1847, 
Rev. James Shields, b. December 11, 1812, in Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; d. August 19, 1862, in Prairie du Chien, Wis.; son of 

McCormick Family. 479 

James Shields and Frances Perry. His parents came to Amer- 
ica from County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1811. His father was a 
contractor and builder by occupation, and, in religion, a strict 
Presbyterian. Mr. Shields received a collegiate education at 
Western University, Pittsburgh, where he graduated in 1830. 
After completing a full term at the Theological Seminary of 
the United Presbyterian Church, he was licensed to preach 
April 2, 1834. In the spring of 1835 he was ordained pastor 
of the congregations of Fermanagh and Tuscarora, in Juniata 
county. Pa., and continued to preach to the first-named church 
until his death. He never enjoyed robust health, and, in July, 
1862, at the solicitation of his brother-in-law, William S. Mc- 
Cormick, he left home for a season of recreation among the 
Streams and lakes of Minnesota, but, on reaching Prairie du 
Chien, he was taken seriously ill, and died there. Mr. Shields 
had been previously married ; first, January 30, 1839, Hannah 
McKinstry, who died a year after; he m., secondly, Mary R. 
Gracy, who left one child, Mary-Gracy, now married to Wil- 
liam J. Wallace, of Newville, Pa. James Shields and Mary 
Caroline McCormick had issue (surname Shields) : 

i. JamesSall. b. June 1, 1849 ; resides in Chicago, 111. ; m., 
October 17, 1878, Nellia Manville Culver, of Chicago, 
and had issue (surname Shields) : 

1. Irene, b. November 1, 1879. 

2. Nellia-Carolyn, b. February 9, 1881. 

3. James-Culver, b. July 31, 1882. 

4. Viola, b. February 27, 1884. 

5. Charles-Culver, b. December 31, 1885. 

6. Amanda, b. October 19, 1887. 

7. Grace, b. June 24, 1889. 

8. Bobert-McCormick, b. June 18, 1891. 

9. Constance, b. April 15, 1893. 

ii. Aman-da-McCormick, b. December 25, 1850; m., November 
23, 1880, Harry C. Tillman, of Detroit, Mich. ; and had 
issue (surname Tillman) : 

1. Caroline- Hogarth, b. August 22, 1881; d. March 
22, 1882. 
Hi. Cyrus- Sanderson, b. September 30, 1852 ; d. December 14, 

XXXIX. Leander James McCormick,^ (Robert,* Robert,' 
Thomas,' James,') b. February 8, 1819, at the family home- 

480 Pennsylvania Genealogies. 

stead, Walnut Grove, Rockbridge county, Va. He received 
an education in the ordinary branches of study through private 
teachers. As a young man his time was mostly employed in 
his father's shop, where he developed considerable mechanical 
talent. A number of valuable improvements were made by 
him to the McCormick reaper at an early day. In 1847 he 
went to Cincinnati, O., where, in partnership with his brother, 
C3aus, he built one hundred reapers for the harvest of that 
year. In the spring of 1849 he removed wi