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FEB 17 1914 




The present volume, — it being Nos. 3 and 4 of a 
series entitled " Some Allied Families of Kent 
County, Delaware," — completes the lineages of 
my four grandparents. It is my purpose to extend 
the series to take in some closely aflBliated families. 

Believing, as I do, that local and family histories 
should go hand-in-hand, whenever the families here 
considered, have touched, however slightly, any 
local event or personage, I have incorporated a 
notice of them — if they have been worthy of notice 
by history or tradition — into these pages. I offer 
no other explanation for the extraneous matter that 
will be found between these covers. 

My thanks are due to Mr. John C. Gooden, of 
Wyoming, Delaware, for many acts of kindness and 
for assistance rendered in these and other com- 

Thomas Hale Streets. 

Wyncote, Pa., 1913. 


Hale signifies a corner ; ' consequently, it is a 
place name. In Welsh and Cornish it is a moor. 
Some writers have given to this name a meaning 
which implies a physical excellence. This, how- 
ever, is merely an inference drawn from the diction- 
ary definition of the word. In calling it a place- 
name, I have followed what I have thought to be 
the better authorities. 

Hales is a variant of Hale. Some English writers 
have maintained that the s is frequently added to 
monosyllabic names for no apparent reason what- 
ever. My own opinion in this matter I have given 
under the story of the monosyllabic place-name of 

>" Family Names and Their Story." By S. Baring-Gould. 
Philadelphia, 1910. 


From all the evidence which I have been able to 
obtain, I am of the opinion that Thomas Hale, the 
ancestor of the Delaware family of that name, came 
from the neighboring state of Maryland. All the 
family aflSnities, as will be seen later, have been 
associated with that state. There have been Hales 
(in the singular) on the Eastern Shore and in Balti- 
more county from very early times. In the 
" Archives of Maryland " there is mention of a 
Thomas Hale in Kent county (on Kent Island) in 
1638. He was 39 years old in 1650, and it is 
stated that he was born in the parish of Wadding- 
ton, county of Lincoln, England. 

From the same source it is learned that Thomas 
Hale was a private in the First Regiment, Mary- 
land Troops, in 1777. In 1782, Lieutenant Adam 
Jamison enlisted Thomas Hale in the Fifth Regi- 
ment, Maryland Line, for 3 years. The association 
of these names here may have a significance which 
is not apparent now, but will be later, when the 
close relationship is shown which existed between 
these families in Delaware. The Jamisons came to 
Delaware from Kent county, on the Eastern Shore 
of Maryland. 

Many old Maryland families have, or have had, 


their representatives in Delaware. It may be 
briefly stated that this has come about as follows : 
The strip of territory bordering on and west of the 
Delaware river and bay, which was early known as 
^* The Three Lower Counties/' in contradistinction 
to the three upper counties of Pennsylvania, namely, 
Philadelphia, Chester and Bucks, was for a long 
time in dispute, being claimed, by his adherents, as 
a part of the land granted to Lord Baltimore, and 
included in that acquired later by William Penn. 
Much of the land in the western portion of the 
strip (the name of " State on the Delaware " was 
afterwards applied to it) was taken up by settlers 
from Maryland, and chiefly from the Eastern Shore, 
on grants under the Maryland charter. When a 
boundary line was finally established between the 
lands of William Penn and Lord Baltimore, and 
" The Three Lower Counties " adjudged the prop- 
erty of the former, these land-grants under the 
Maryland charter were respected and the land con- 
firmed to the settlers by the proprietprs of Pennsyl- 

Nicholas Hale was, apparently, the founder of a 

^ It may not be generally known how this small strip of teiritory 
acquired statehood. It was not included in Penn's original grant, 
but was obtained from the Duke of York, who claimed it as a part 
of the Dutch province of New Amsterdam, acquired by conquest. 
Penn promised the settlers a separate assembly, and after the Revo- 
ution this was continued as a separate State. 


Hale family in Baltimore county. He owned land 
there as early as 1688. A search has been made of 
the land and probate records of Baltimore county 
to discover what, if any, connection exists between 
this and the Delaware family. The only result of 
the search was to unearth what might be considered 
presumptive evidence that such a connection does 

Nicholas Hale's will was executed 27 February, 

1729, and probated in Baltimore county, 18 April, 

1730. His death is recorded in the records of St. 
Paul's parish, Baltimore, 29 March, 1730. (The 
name is spelled Haile in both records.) The same 
parish records the birth of Henry, son of Nicholas 
and Frances Hale, 25 March, 1721. (This son is 
not mentioned in the will.) 

Henry Hail married 10 September, 1741, Mary 
Bradley (Records of St. John's and St. George's 
parish — the former in Baltimore and the latter in 
Harford county); and on the 19th of October, 1742, 
a son, Thomas Hail was born to Henry Hail and 
Mary, his wife. This Thomas Hale might very 
well be the Thomas Hale of Delaware, who was 
married in 1764. 

Neale Hale, of Baltimore county, and of the third 
generation from Nicholas, in a will executed 8 
August, 1813, and probated 20 November, 1813, 
mentions a daughter Matilda Hale. Thomas Hale, 
of Delaware (who would have been of the same gen- 


eration from the founder if he had come down 
through Henry) also had a daughter with the, not 
common, name of Matilda. George Hale, of Balti- 
more, had children Joseph and Elizabeth (from his 
will executed in 1788); these were also names of 
children of Thomas Hale. 

Among the people who dwelt in Smyrna, Dela- 
ware (where lived the descendants of Thomas Hale), 
enumerated in the census of 1820, was George Hale, 
which is a name that appears frequently among the 
descendants of Nicholas Hale, his second son being 
of that name. 

Thomas Hale, of Kent county (Kent Island), ap- 
parently, had no connection with the Baltimore 
family ; and no connection has been established 
with Thomas Hale, of Delaware, except it be in the 
name of Thomas. 

This is all the evidence I have to present to prove 
a connection with the Maryland families. 

The name is variously spelled in the Maryland 
i*ecords. It is Haile, Hailes, Hail, Hails, Hale and 
Hales. There were Hales (spelled with the final s) 
among the early settlers of Somerset county, on the 
Eastern Shore, and there was a Quaker family of 
the same way of spelling the name, in New Castle 
county, Delaware, early in the eighteenth century. 
John Hales was sent to represent the George's Creek 
meeting to the Duck Creek meeting, 22nd 5th 
month, 1706. 


The first notice we find of Thomas Hale in Dela- 
ware, or elsewhere, is in the list of persons assessed 
for taxes in Duck Creek hundred in the year 1785, 
which was the first list of taxables after the war of 
independence. (Scharf 's " History of Delaware.") 

In 1787 Joshua Fisher 3 built a hotel at Duck 
Creek Cross Roads (now Smyrna), and in 1792, 
when the state legislature met at that place, having 
left Dover on account of a conflict with the sheriff^ 
over the possession of the assembly rooms, it con- 
vened at this hotel, then kept by our ancestor, 
Thomas Hale, as is shown by the following excerpt 
from "The Minutes of the Council of Delaware" 
(Delaware Historical Society Publications, Paper 

' Joshua Fisher was the son of Fenwick Fisher and Mary Holli- 
day. He died in 1791, unmarried. He was descended from John 
Fisher, the emigrant, who had two sons, Thomas and John. Joshua 
Fisher was from the line of Thomas. Dr. James Fisher, of Camden, 
Delaware, whose daughter, Sarah Ann, married John M. Clayton, 
Secretary of State, under President Taylor, was his brother. 

Joshua Fisher was admitted to the bar of New Castle, 24 Febru- 
ary, 1785, and was elected a member of the state house of repre- 
sentatives from Kent county in 1790. He was successful in the 
practice of law, and acquired much wealth. The Fishers were a 
prominent Quaker family of Delaware and Pennsylvania. The 
Delaware branch was not, I believe, tainted with disloyalty to the 


VI) : " Resolved : That this House now adjourn to 
three o'clock in the afternoon, to meet at the house 
of Thomas Hale at Duck Creek Cross Roads, and 
there sit for the transaction of public business.'' 
The Assembly met at this house 3 May, 1792, and 
continued to sit there to the end of the session. It 
has been recently torn down to make way for the 
erection of a new Federal building. 

The trouble with the legislature arose over the 
sheriff, John Clayton, demanding the assembly 
rooms for certain work, which the legislature, being 
then in session, objected to. The sheriff then, by 
order of the Levy Court, entered the rooms with a 
drawn sword and demanded their immediate use 
for the workmen. Hence, the precipitate flight of 
the legislators to the house of Thomas Hale, at the 
Cross Roads.* 

* "It was at Belmont Hall that the finst legislature of the State 
under Federal government was convened. The first intention was 
to hold the Assembly at the county court-house at Dover, as at that 
time there was no state-house for their accommodation; and this 
transpiring, the county officei-s issued a protest, and the Honorable 
Body still persisting to convening, they were expelled by the sherifi 
at the point of the sword. 

** After this abortive attempt Governor Tom Collins invited the 
Assembly beneath his hospitable roof; and so it fell out that Bel- 
mont Hall, 'nigh to Buck Creek cross-roads, now a suburb of the 
town of Smyrna, became the center from which the State Constitu- 
tion and laws were issued for the well-being of its worthy citizens.'' 
(Howard Pyle, in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 59, 
July, 1879, page 200.) 

Behold, how history is made I A careless writer groups an im- 


In the Philadelphia Directory for 1791, by 
Clement Biddle, three deputy postmasters are ac- 
credited to the state of Delaware, of whom one was 
Thomas Hale. His residence is given as Duck 
Creek Cross Roads (now Smyrna). 

His name does not often appear in the deed-books 
at Dover. In an indenture made 7 December, 
1809, Mordecai Morris and Ann, his wife, conveyed 
to Thomas Hale, **late of the village of Smyrna," 
a lot of one-half acre of land, in or near Smyrna 

It is also recorded [13 March, 1810], that 
'* Thomas Hale, of Smyrna, this day, sold to Pres- 
ley Spruance a negro boy, Bob, for and during the 
term of 12 years, from date hereof, then Bob shall 
be free" (W-2-81). At the Court of Common 
Pleas, held at Dover, 12 December, 182^, Henry 
Stevenson swore he saw Thomas Hale, deceased, 
sign his name to the above conveyance. Recorded 
1 January, 1823. 

In the census enumeration of 1810 (the earlier 
censuses of Delaware having been destroyed when 
Washington city was sacked and burned by the 
British), the family of Thomas Hale, of Smyrna, is 
returned as consisting of three persons, namely : 
one free white male of 45 years of age and upwards 

portant event about an historic house, and proclaims his fiction to 
the world as a truth of history, and others will ring the falsity down 
the corridors of time, whilst the facts in the case are easily attainable. 


(evidently the head of the family ; his wife was 
probably then dead), and one free white boy and 
one free white girl of 10 and under 16 years of age. 
These were, probably, grandchildren, as his young- 
est child, Matilda Hale, was, at that time, older 
than 16 years. As Joseph Hale was unmarried, 
and as there is no evidence that Samuel Hale was, 
at that time, or later, in the state, the only infer- 
ence is that the children enumerated above in the 
census, if of the HalQ family, were offspring of 
William Hale. If this surmise be well founded, 
then Colin F. Hale had a sister of whom no men- 
tion has been made. 

It is learned from the administration of the estate 
of Joseph Hale that. Thomas Hale was living as 
late as 28 June, 1811, when he, with Matilda Hale 
and William Hale, renounced his right, as next of 
kin, to administer, and letters were issued to Dr. 
Robert and Thomas Jamison. In an indenture 
made 27 May, 1812, it is recited that Joseph Hale, 
late of Kent county, died intestate, and without 
issue, and ** left to survive him two brothers, one 
sister, and a child of another sister, now deceased, 
namely : William Hale, Samuel Hale, Matilda, now 
the wife of Jacob Streets, and Thomas Jamison, son 
of Robert Jamison and Mary, his wife, now de- 
ceased, the other sister of the said Joseph Hale, 
deceased." As no mention is made of Thomas 
Hale in this document, it is evident that he was 


then dead, and that he died between the dates given 
above— 25 ' June, 1811, and 27 May, 1812— the 
dates respectively of the letters of administration 
and the indenture. 

In an old book, that belonged to Sarah A. Streets, 
the marriage of Thomas and Sarah Hale is recorded 
as taking place on 18 October, 1764. Who Sarah 
Hale was we have no means of knowing. The 
birth and death of Elizabeth Hale, and the death 
of Joseph Hale are also there set down, as given 
below : 


(as known ; order of birth not known): 

(2) I. Elizabeth Hale, born 26 May, 1766 ; died 

— October, 1769. 

(3) 11. Joseph Hale, bom ; died 16 June, 

1811 ; unmarried. 

(4) III. Mary Hale, born ; died prior to 28 

June, 1811 ; married Dr. Robert Jami- 

(5) IV. William Hale, born ; died in 1821 ; 

married * . 

(6) V. Samuel Hale, bom ; died ; mar- 

ried Elizabeth . 

(7) VI. Matilda Hale, born 17 June, 1785; died 

25 August, 1860 ; married Jacob Streets. 


(3) Joseph Hales (Thomas), born ; died 

16 June, 1811 ; unmarried. 

Joseph Hale was assessed for taxes in what is 
now West Dover hundred in the year 1785. He 
held the following oflBces in Kent county: Pro- 
thonotary, commissioned, 1 October, 1793 (he was 
the first to hold that oflBce in the county) ; Register 
of the Court of Chancery and Clerk of the Orphans' 
Court, commissioned, 18 June, 1794, by Joshua 
Clayton, Governor ; Prothonotary (again), com- 
missioned, 1 October, 1798, by Daniel Rogers, Gov- 
ernor; and Dedimus Potestatem, 15 January, 1811. 
He was holding the last-named oflBce at the time of 
his death. 

According to Scharf (in his " History of Dela- 
ware *') : '* On October 18, 1837, it was ordered that 
the poplar tree in front of the State-House be cut 
down. This tree stood about thirty feet south of 
the large elm that still stands [it has since blown 

^The accompanying photo-gravature of Joseph Hale was taken 
from a tinted pastile portrait which had come down to thei compiler 
from his grandmother Matilda Streets, the sister of Joseph Hale. 
The original has been presented to the Court of Chancery and 
Orphans' Court at Dover, the clerk of which Joseph Hale was the 
first incumbent under the state organization. 



down] in front of the State-House. The elm tree 
was planted, March 1, 1801, by Joseph Hale, who 
was at the time prothonotary of Kent County*' 
(p. 1051). 

He died intestate, and Robert Jamison admin- 
istered his estate, under surety of Thomas Jamison, 
for four thousand pounds, given 28 June, 1811, the 
next of kin having renounced their right to admin- 
ister, 25 June, 1811 (0-1-242). 

He died possessed of two tracts of land in Murder- 
kill hundred containing 676 acres, which were con- 
veyed, 27 May, 1812, to Dr. Robert Jamison, for 
♦1746.75 (N-2-139). 

Other real estate transactions in Dover and 
Murderkill hundreds stand recorded in his name in 
the deed-books. 

(4) Mary Hale (Thomas), born ; died prior 

to 28 June, 1811 (the date of the letters granted to 
administer the estate of Joseph Hale, at which time 
she was dead) ; married Robert Jamison. 

Dr. Robert Jamison became a member of the 
Delaware State l^edical Society in 1790. He died 
intestate, and Thomas Jamison was appointed ad- 
ministrator of his estate, 28 March, 1821 (P-1-235), 
and (the administrator not administering) John 
Woodall, 2 October, 1832 (Q-1-213). His estate, 
consisting of lands in Little Creek hundred, con- 


taining, in 1816, 280 acres, is put down in Scharf s 
*' History of Delaware,'* as one of the large landed 
estates of that hundred. He was also possessed of 
much land in Duck Creek and Murderkill hun- 
dreds. On 29 December, 1800, he emancipated 
George Hull, a negro slave (H-2-80). 

He probably received his medical degree abroad, 
as his name is not amongst the matriculants of the 
University of Pennsylvania. He is called Dr. 
Robert Jamison by Andrew Jamison, his father, in 
a deed of gift of 7 August, 1786. 


(8) I. Thomas Jamison, bom ; died ; 

married, (1), Rebecca B. Green, (2), 


There was a " Rev. Robert Jamison, who preached 
near Smyrna, apparently, from 1734 until his death 
in 1744. . . . The deed for the ground on which 
the Presbyterian church now stands, and on which 
a church then stood, dated May 12, 1743, was given 
to ' Robert Jamison, minister [et al.] , of the Pres- 
byterian congregation in and about Dover.' " 
(Scharf 's " History of Delaware.*') 

The Rev. Robert Jamison came from Ireland. 


He settled in Delaware, and was a member of the 
synod in 1734. There is no apparent connection 
between him and the family under consideration. 
He was married, but, it would seem, left no issue, 
as he devised all his property to father, sister and 
nephews (1-1-65 and 66). 

Our branch of the Jamison family came to Dela- 
ware from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Unlike 
the Hale family, with whom they contracted mar- 
riage relations, they were land-owners, and left a 
clue by means of which they can be traced. Genett 
Jamesion and Andrew Jamesion, of Kent county, 
Maryland, 4 September, 1756, purchased of Howell 
Buckingham and Mercy [daughter of Thomas 
Green] , his wife, 276 acres of land in Duck Creek 
hundred, Delaware, a part of a tract called " Fox- 
hall," and adjoining the lands of John Rees and 
Owen David, on Gravelly Run. The purchase 
money was two hundred pounds (0-1-352). 
Andrew Jamesion of this deed was a son of Jennett 
Jemisson,^ of Duck Creek hundred, as is attested by 
her will, executed 28 August, 1759, and probated 
9 January, 1761. He is appointed executor of her 
estate, and to him is left all her real and personal 
property, except the following legacies : To sons 
Joseph and Joshua Jemisson, each 25 pounds ; to 
son Thomas, 30 pounds ; to Rebecca Hull, daughter, 

'It will be noticed that the spelling of the name varies. 


a striped cotton gown ; to son Alexander Jemisson, 
one cow ; to Jennett Jemisson, daughter of Alex- 
ander Jemisson, 10 pounds ; to Ann Hutson, one 
striped Linsey gown and quilt (K-1-252). 

Andrew Jamison, called variously in deeds, 
" farmer," " yeoman," " gentleman," was possessed 
of much land in Duck Creek hundred. 13 May, 
1775, he signed articles of association of a military 
company of Duck Creek Cross Roads, under the 
command of Captain Charles Pope.' The company 
was organized "for the purpose of acquiring a 
knowledge of military tactics and to assist in the 
defence of the country and the preservation of its 
rights." (" Delaware Gazette," 3 January, 1826.) 

His first wife's name was Mary, as is attested in 
a deed of date of 10 August, 1773, where it is re- 
cited that Andrew Jamison, farmer, of Duck Creek 
hundred, and Mary, his wife, conveyed land (V-1- 
118). Her family name does not appear in these 

His second wife was Jane. It is recorded in a 
deed dated 6 September, 1787, that " Andrew Jami- 
son and Jane, his wife," conveyed land (Z-1-151). 
In a deed of the following day (7 September, 1787) 
the land was conveyed back to Andrew Jamison, 
and the deed relates that it was a part of the real 

^For an account of Captain Charles Pope see ''The Griffin 
Family,** revised edition. 


estate of Henry Farson, allotted to his daughter, 
late Jane Spruance (now the wife of Andrew Jami- 
son) (Z-1-153). The land was located in Duck 
Creek Neck. Jane Farson was the daughter of 
Henry Farson and Mary Hales. She was born 14th 
10th month, 1755. Her first husband was John 
Spruance, son of Jonn Spruance and Mary Barratt 
(widow Worrell). 

On 7 August, 1786, Andrew Jamison, "gentle- 
man," of Duck Creek hundred, conveyed land to 
Dr. Robert Jamison, of Dover, for five shillings, 
love and affection. On the same date, and for the 
same consideration, he conveyed land to two other 
sons, namely, George Little and Thomas, both of 
Duck Creek hundred (Y-1-258 and 259). He con- 
veyed land to the amount of more than 1200 acres 
to these three sons. 

Letters of administration were granted on the 
estate of Andrew Jamison, 2 November, 1789, to 
Robert Jamison, son, with Henry Farson as surety 
(M-1-207). On 25 May, 1790, John Farson was 
appointed guardian for Ann Jamison, daughter of 
Andrew Jamison, deceased (D-1-266). And on 23 
November, 1790, Thomas and George Little Jam- 
ison were placed under the guardianship of their 
brother, Robert Jamison (D-1-292). At that time 
the age of Thomas was more than 14 years, and the 
years of George Little and Ann were minus that 
age; as the first-named chose his guardian, while 


the last two had guardians appointed by the Court. 
This is the law in the state of Delaware. 

According to the records, therefore, the children 
of Andrew Jamison, of Kent county, Delaware 
(formerly of the county of the same name in Mary- 
land), were Robert, Thomas, George Little and 
Ann, enumerated in the order of their birth. 
Without any doubt, the sons were children by the 
first wife, and Ann, the daughter of Jane Farson 
(widow Spruance). That the boys were children of 
the full-blood there is proof in the division, 20 
August, 1808, of the land conveyed by Andrew 
Jamison to his sons Thomas and George Little. 
The latter died in his minority, and his moiety of 
the land was divided between Robert and Thomas 
Jamison, as his only surviving heirs (L-2-51). 
Ann Jamison unquestionably was the child of Jane 
Farson, the second wife. She was placed under the 
guardianship of that wife's brother, John Farson, 
who in October, 1795, it is stated, was the sole sur- 
viving executor of his father's (Henry Farson's) 

Thomas Jamison, the surviving brother of Robert, 
left a will, dated 28 April, 1812, and probated 18 
June, 1812 (0-1-265). He died without issue, 
and probably unmarried. He devised his property 
to his nephew Thomas, son of his brother Robert, 
and to his niece Mary Jones, and to his nephew 
David Jones, children of his sister Ann Jones. 


According to information obtained from the 
Jones family, Ann Jamison was bom 10 June, 
1779, died 7 April, 1845, and married, 3 Septem- 
ber, 1801, Abel Jones, son of Enoch Jones and 
Lydia Howell (daughter of Morris Howell® and 
Eleanor Rees). 

The children of Abel Jones and Ann Jamison 
were as follows : 

1. Mary Jones, born 13 October, 1802; married 

John Kinggold Rees. (See the Rees Gene- 

2. Enoch Jones, born 31 October, 1804 ; died 8 

October, 1805. 

3. David Jones, born 3 February, 1807 ; died 28 

February, 1845 ; married, 7 February, 1837, 
Mary Wells. (See the Griffin Genealogy.) 

4. Abel Jones, born 13 March, 1809; died 26 

February, 1811. 
6. Thomas Jones, born 23 February, 1811 ; died 
9 March, 1811. 

6. James Howell Jones, born 7 December, 1813 ; 

died 29 July, 1864. 

7. Lydia Jones, born 26 October, 1816; died 18 

September, 1817. 

8. Abel Jones, born 11 September, 1819 ; died 30 

September, 1820. 

* For further information of these families see the Griflin Gene- 
alogy, pages 33, 41 and 44. 


9. Alexander Jones, born 25 December, 1821 ; 
died 18 January, 1855; married, 2 April, 
1846, Hannah Mary McCrone. 
10. Ann Jane Jones, born 15 April, 1826 ; married, 
16 December, 1852, John Chapman, of 
Spring Garden St., Philadelphia. 

Information relating to the other children of 
Janett Jamison is fragmentary and uncertain. All 
that which follows here was obtained from legal 
papers, and most of it, undoubtedly, pertains to this 
family, although there is no direct evidence that 
such is the case. 

Joseph Jamison. The estate of Joseph Jemerson 
was administered by Robert Jemerson, 2 Septem- 
ber, 1805, with Joseph Hale as surety (0-1-116). 

Joshua Jamison, saddler, of Sruyrna, purchased 
a lot near that town, 25 July, 1769 (S-1-364). 

Thomas Jamison, farmer, and Catherine, his 
wife, sold, 16 February, 1775, a lot in Duck Creek 
Cross Roads (V-1-264). Thomas Jamison, yeo- 
man, bought of Joshua Jamison, saddler, 25 Janu- 
ary, 1773, a lot near Smyrna (V-1-69). 

Alexander Jamison, farmer, 10 August, 1773 
(V-1-118). Mary, widow, and Alexander, Jr., ad- 
ministered his estate, 25 January, 1786 (M-1-194). 


Mary Jamison sold, 13 May, 1796, all her dower 
rights in the estate (E-2-235). 


1. Janett ; mentioned in the grandmother's will 


2. Mary ; married William Edenfield. She con- 

veyed land — part of the estate of her father, 
Alexander Jamison, to Joshua Jamison, 25 
October, 1787 (Z-1-168). 

3. Joshua ; sold land, 29 July, 1796, and 13 May, 

1796, to Robert Jamison (E-2-198 and 235). 

4. Alexander ; died prior to 13 May, 1796 (E-2-235 

and 198). No issue. 

(5) William Hale (Thomas), born ; died 

in 1821 ; married . 

According to a family tradition, William Hale 
was a sailor in the United States Navy, and was 
serving on the U. S. S. Philadelphia, under Captain 
Bainbridge, in 1803, when that vessel ran aground 
in the harbor of Tripoli, and, while in that state, 
was captured by the Tripolitans. Although this 
tradition has not been verified, nor can it be, as the 
muster-rolls of the vessel for the period covered by 
the war with Tripoli are not in existence, having 
been destroyed when the British burned Washing- 
ton, there is little doubt of its truth. 


Oral tradition has preserved two incidents of this 
period of his life. It is related, that while a pris- 
oner of war in Tripoli — or wherever it was he was 
confined — he was forced to work on some fortifica- 
tions that were in course of construction, and that 
one day when the Dey was inspecting the works, 
our sailor approached the ruler and asked for 
tobacco. We are not informed whether or not his 
request was granted. 

On another occasion the vessel — whether the 
"Philadelphia" or another, it does not say — on 
which he was serving, was at anchor in the Dela- 
ware river, and was visited by some friends, who 
would have used their infiuence — indeed, did offer 
to use it — to obtain for him an oflBcer's commission, 
had he allowed it. He declined their proffer of 
assistance in language whose meaning was as fol- 
lows (only the words used were much more em- 
phatic) : " That he would not live aft." 

The name of William Hale appears as the head 
of a family at Duck Creek Cross Roads in the census 
of 1800. This family consisted of six persons, 
among whom were a boy and a girl under ten 
years of age. These may have been the children — 
before alluded to— who were with Thomas Hale, in 
the census of 1810, and who were then between the 
ages of ten and sixteen years. Besides these, the 
family comprised one male and one female between 
sixteen and twenty-six, one male between twenty- 


six and forty-five, and one female of forty-five and 
upward. These figures should not be taken as the 
ages of the persons enumerated ; they are the 
numerals placed at the head of the columns, and 
mean that those tallied therein were between those 
ages. In this manner were the early censuses in 
this country taken. 

As the first census of Delaware — that of 1790 — 
was destroyed at Washington (as before noted), i* 
cannot be determined whether or not William Hale 
was a resident of that state, as head of a family, 
prior to 1800. 

In the census of Maryland for 1790, there was a 
William Hale in Kent county — the only person of 
the name of Hale enumerated in the county. He 
is placed in the column of *' Free white males of 16 
years and upward, including the head of the family.'* 
The other columns running to the right of his name 
are blank, except the last (that for slaves), where is 
the numeral 17 ; which would mean that he was 
living alone with that number of slaves. 

There is no direct evidence that William Hale 
was the father of Colin F. Hale. It is only by the 
method of exclusion that this conclusion is arrived 
at. As Joseph Hale died without issue, and as 
Samuel Hale emigrated to Ohio, there was none 
other of this family from whom he could have 
taken the name. 

Letters of administration on the estate of William 


Hale were granted, 26 March, 1821, to Colin F. 
Hale, who gave bond, with Presley Spruance, Jr., 
in the sum of $150. This would indicate that he 
was not possessed at his death with much worldly 
goods, as might be expected of a sailor. 


(9) I. Colin Ferguson Hale, born in 1798 ; died in 
1865 ; married Maiy Baynard. 

(6) Samuel Hale (Thomas), bom ; died 

— : married Elizabeth . 

The following power of attorney, dated 6 April, 
1821, is evidence that Samuel Hale and his wife 
emigrated to Ohio : " We, Samuel Hale and Eliza- 
beth, his wife, of the county of Adams, and state of 
Ohio, do nominate and appoint William I]!ale, of 
Kent county, Delaware, our lawfiil attorney to de- 
mand, sue and administer the estate of Joseph Hale, 
deceased" (Deed Book N-2-136). 

I have been unable to trace this family beyond 
this point. Inasmuch as no information is to be 
obtained of him from the probate records of Adams 
county, the belief is strengthened that Samuel Hale 
removed to another locality. The following is 
given as a bit of presumptive evidence that such 
was the case : 


On the 5th of January, 1866, the will of Allen 
Hale, of Abingdon, Knox county, Illinois, was ad- 
mitted to probate in the office of the Register of 
Wills, at Dover, Delaware. In this will he be- 
queathed to his wife, Miriam Hale, property in 
Kent county, Delaware, and elsewhere. As one of 
the witnesses to the document is appended the 
name of Maximillian Jamison. 

Considering the intimate relation that existed 
between the families of Hale and Jamison in Dela- 
ware, and that a branch from both families emi- 
grated to states in the Middle West, the thought 
suggests itself to me that Allen Hale, of Abingdon, 
Knox county, Illinois, may have been descended 
from Samuel Hale of Delaware and Ohio. 

(7) Matilda Hale (Thomas), born 17 June, 
1785 ; died 25 August, 1860 ; married, 10 October, 

1811, Jacob Stbkets, born , died 10 May, 

1829, son of Jacob Streets and Elizabeth Harman. 

The descendants of Matilda Hale and Jacob 
Streets are given in the genealogy of the Streets 
family, which follows this of Thomas Hale. 

(8) Thomas Jamison (Mary, Thomas), bom 

died ; married, (1), Rebecca Ba:^ns Green, 

bom , died 14 November, 1839, daughter of 

Sewell Green and Ann Massey ; (2), . 

Thomas Jamison, like his father Robert Jamison, 
was a doctor of medicine. He moved to Indiana, 
and there engaged in farming. It seems that he 
first went to Franklin county, as his first wife, Re- 
becca B. Jamison, died at Blooming Grove, in that 
county, in 1839. He probably left Delaware some- 
time between 1828 and 1832. He was in Duck 
Creek hundred, 31 July, 1828, as appears from a 
notice printed in the "Delaware Advertiser" of 
that date. On 2 October, 1832, John Woodall was 
appointed in his stead to administer the estate of 
his father, Robert Jamison, which had remained 
without a settlement since 1821 (Q-1-213). From 
Franklin county he removed to near Richmond, 
Wayne county, in the same state. 

Elizabeth S. Rees, writing to her son Willard H. 
Rees, under date of 28 May, 1848, states that: 
" Dr. Jamison resides in Indiana, and has several 
children by his second wife." At a later date — 22 
January, 1870 — she further writes, that the only 


members of the family then living were Adeline, 
Mary, Sewell B., and Thomas ; that the husbands 
of the daughters were in the milling business ; that 
Sewell was editing a paper ; and that Thomas was 
a mechanic.9 

Dr. Cuthbert Sewell Green, of Middletown, Dela- 
ware, in his will, executed 9 July, 1843, left legacies 
to his nieces, Anna Maria, Adeline and Mary Jami- 
son, daughters of his deceased sister, Rebecca B. 
Jamison. What children there were by the second 
marriage of Thomas Jamison the compiler has no 
knowledge, except the statement given above that 
there were "several." No will has been found in 
either Franklin or Wayne county. 


ORSSN (order of birth unknown) : 

(10) I. Anna Maria Jamison, born ; died 

; married Danner. 

(11) II. Adeline Jamison, bom ; died ; 

married Marsh. 

(1 2) III. Mary Jamison, born ; died ; 

married Hampton Hall. 

*Thi8 branch of the Bees family was related to the Jamisons 
through the marriage of John Bees with Ann Green, the sister of 
Sewell Green. John Bees was the fiEi;ther of Thomas Bees, the hus- 
band of Elizabeth S. Bees. They lived in one of the western border 
counties of Ohio. For further particulars see the Bees Genealogy. 


(13) IV. Sewell Robert Jamison, born ; died 

; married Phoebe . 

(14) V. Thomas Jamison, bom ; died . 


The Green family of Appoquinimink hundred, 
New Castle county, Delaware, to which Rebecca B. 
Green belonged, and with which another marriage 
alliance is given in this series of genealogies, 
namely, that of John Rees with Ann Green (see 
Kei&& Genealogy), came from Maryland, and was, 
without much doubt, descended from Thomas 
Green, the first proprietary governor of Maryland. 

Thomas Green came from England with Leonard 
Calvert, who, at his death, named him governor to 
succeed him. Calvert, in his will, executed 14 
June, 1644, mentions his godson, Leonard Green, 
and leaves him some personalty. Thomas Green 
was a testator to the will. The latter was governor 
of the province in 1647, 1648 and 1649. He mar- 
ried, according to the encyclopedias, "several 
times," and left four sons, namely, Thomas, Leon- 
ard, Robert and Francis. Three of the sons — 
Leonard, Francis and Robert — are on record as 
having patented a large tract of land in Charles 
county, which they called " Green's Inheritance." 

The name of Sewell came into the family through 


a marriage of a Leonard Green (not the godson of 
Leonard Calvert ; who had but one son, and his 
name was Thomas) with Mary Sewell, a sister of 
Cuthhert Sewell, of St. Mary's county, who, in his 
will of 31 January, 1723/4, probated 7 March, 
1723/4, bequeathed his entire property, with the 
exception of some minor legacies, to his sister Mary 
Green, wife of Leonard Green, and the latter is 
named the sole executor of the will. Cuthbert 
Sewell was apparently a widower, without children ; 
he left personalty to his father-in-law, Adam Head. 

Leonard Green, of Charles county (probably the 
son of Francis, who had a son Leonard), died in 
1733, and left sons, Leonard, Cuthbert, John and 
Francis. Leonard Green, Jr., of Charles county 
(son of him who died in 1733), died in 1755, and 
mentions in his will sons Leonard and Robert, 
daughters, Martha and Mary Ann Sewell Green, 
and brothers, Cuthbert, Robert and Francis. 

Further down than this the name has not been 
followed, but enough is given to show how the 
name of Cuthbert Sewell came to be incorporated 
into this Green family. Whatever may have been 
the line of descent, no better evidence is wanted to 
prove that the Delaware Greens, of Appoquinimink 
hundred, are come down from Governor Thomas 
Green, than the persistence with which the name 
of Cuthbert Sewell has appeared for so long a time. ' 

Ann Green, sister of Sewell Green, married John 

^ It is learned on the beat author- 
ity that Cuthbert Green, of Charles 
county, ¥d. , was living in Kent coun- 
ty, Del., in 1762. 


Rees, of Little Creek hundred, Kent county, Dela- 
ware. It is through this alliance that blood-rela- 
tionship exists between the Jamison and Rees 
families, already referred to. 

Sewell Green, of Appoquinimink hundred, mar- 
ried Ann Massey, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca 
Massey, of Kent county, Md. Ann Massey died 1 1 
January, 1830. 

The petition of Thomas Jamison and Rebecca 
Barns Jamison, praying for a division of the estate 
of Sewell Green, in Appoquinimink hundred, con- 
taining 350 acres, — situated north of Murphy's Mill 
Pond, and extending to the Papaw Branch, and 
from the Cypress Road to the Fulling Mill Road, — 
recites : That he left to survive him three children, 
who, in point of seniority, were Ann Green (born 
15 October, 1789, and died 23 April, 1866), Re- 
becca B. Jamison and Cuthbert Sewell Green (com- 
monly known as Sewell Green) (N-1-396 and 0-1— 
471 ; dated 22 February, 1830, and 4 May, 1833). 

" The Delaware Gazette and Eastern Shore Ad- 
vertiser," for 26 July, 1794, contains the roster of 
the militia of the state of Delaware. Sewell Green's 
name appears therein as captain of the 2d com- 
pany of the 3d regiment. He was bom in 1759 
and died 14 February, 1827. The following obitu- 
ary notice of him appeared in the ** American 
Watchman and Delaware Advertiser,'' of Wilming- 
ton, Del., 23 February, 1827 : 


" At his residence, near Smyrna, on the 14th in- 
stant, Sewell Green, Esq., in the 68th year of his 
age. It may be truly said of the deceased, that he 
lived respected and died lamented by all who knew 
him. Exclusive of his attention as a husband, his 
indulgence as a father, his kindness as a master, 
and his accommodating disposition as a neighbor, 
he possessed that lively sense of honor, liberality of 
sentiment, warmth of heart, frankness and mildness 
of deportment, which characterise a good man." 

Cuthbert Sewell Green, son of the above-named 
Sewell Green, was graduated from the Medical De- 
partment of the University of Pennsylvania in 
1824. He married, 2 March, 1837, at St. Ann's 
church, Middletown, Natalie Boden (called of 
Middletown, born in 1819 and died 5 February, 
1854). He died in 1843. His will, dated 6 July, 
1843, and probated 8 November, of the same year,^ 
mentions his dwelling farm, called ** Ingleside " in 
St. Georges hundred, New Castle county ; farms, 
called " London Plantation " and " Clifton " in 
Maryland ; and a tract of 800 acres in Middle Neck 
(between Great and Little Bohemia creeks, branches 
of Bohemia river). He directs in his will that the 
house which Eldad Lore " built on his Maryland 

^*The name of Eldad Lore brings to our notice the name of 
another Green family of this part of Delaware. John Fiske 
(Edmund Fiske Green, whose name was changed to that of his ma- 
ternal grandparent), the historian, bom 30 March, 1842, died 4 


land be bought, and that the graves of bis parents 

July, 1901, waB the son of Edmund Brewster Green and his wife 
Mary Fiske Bound. Edmund Brewster Green, bom 3 Januaiy, 
1815, at Smyrna, Delaware, and died 11 July, 1852, of the yellow 
fever, at Panama, where he was employed as an engineer in con- 
structing the trans-isthmian railroad, was the son of Humphreys 
Green, of Philadelphia, a Quaker, who married Jane Lore, sister of 
Eldad and Auley Lore. Humphreys Green died about 1857, aged 
about 100 years. Eldad Lore, bom in 1787 and died in 1859, was 
the father of Charles B. Lore, late Chief Justice of Delaware, bom 
in West Jersey, 16 May, 1831 (American Ancestry, vol. 3, p. 219). 

It is well to supplement the above statement with another from a 
correspondent, writing to the genealogical department of the New 
York ''Mail and Express," over the initials '' L. B. C." (No. 4, 
713), who says, that Humphreys Green was bom in West New 
Jersey in 1770, and was believed to be of Quaker extraction; that 
he married, first, in 1795, Ann Busby, and, secondly, about 1807, 
Hannah Heaton; that he removed to Smyrna^ Delaware, where 
Edmund Brewster Green was bom; and, finally, that he lived to be 
90 years old, and died in Philadelphia in 1860. 

John Fiske' s eminence as a man of letters makes it desirable that 
more should be known about his ancestors than is given in the above 
account. I am able to add a mite to the meagre stock of knowledge 
of Humphrey Green ; and will give a short account of the Green 
family of Smyrna, from which he may have descended. 

An examination of the probate records at Philadelphia discloses 
that Humphrey Green died there intestate, and that his estate was 
administered by George Weaver, one of his creditors, to whom let- 
ters were granted 4 January, 1850. No distribution was made 
among heirs, as the estate was not sufficient to pay his debts, the 
assets consisting of one-quarter share of a schooner, charts, chro- 
nometers, et cetera, the property evidently of a 8ea-£mng man. 

The Green family of Smyrna is descended from William and 
Merey Green. The former, in 1680, patented a tract of 1000 acres 
of land called '^Gravesend'' at the intersection of Green's Branch 
with Duck (.'reek, on the southwest. William Green died prior to 


in Maryland be enclosed, and a marble tablet be 
placed over them with a suitable inscription upon 

the 13th 3rd month, 1713. His sons were George, John and 
Thomas. There has been no effort made to run down the descend- 
ants of any of these sons except the line of Thomas, the last named, 
and the reason for following this one will be apparent. Thomas 
Green died in 1766, and left sons, Charles, Thomas, James, John 
and William, besides daughters. 

This family is closely associated with the beginnings of Smyrna, 
inasmuch as they owned all the land on which the town was built. 
In the division of the estate of Thomas, the son of William, the 
patentee, that part on which Smyrna was built fell to James, who 
soon began to sell land to settlers. On 16 October, 1765, Charles 
Green sold land (a part of '^Gmyesend'' ), at which time he was of 
Penn's Neck, Salem county. West New Jersey. He married there 
(and in the marriage license is called of Kent county, Delaware), 
9 April, 1764, Sarah Sheer. Charles Green, of Penn's Neck, Salem 
county, New Jersey, died intestate in 1772 (an inventory of his 
property was made 20 May, 1773; Saiuh, widow, administered). 
Will of Sarah Green, of Penn's Neck, Salem county, was executed 
24 June, 1775. She mentions two children only, a son George and 
a daughter Margaret. 

Here is evidence that one branch of the Green family of Smyrna 
removed to West New Jersey, where Humphrey Green was bom, 
and that he was not of it. It seems not improbable, however, 
that he may have descended from some of the other lines, as they 
were numerous. His name is written both Humphrey and Hum- 

The Lores, who, according to one account, intermarried with 
Humphrey Green, are also a family associated with both Delaware 
and West Jersey. No connection, however, has been discovered 
between the Lores and the Green family of Smyrna and this of Ap- 
poquinimink hundred, New Castle county — which has been under 
consideration — except the brief allusion to Mdad Lore in the will of 
Dr. Cuthbert Sewell Green. 


it, to be furnished by Mr. Tyng, of Middletown. 
He names wife, children, nieces (already referred 
to), and sister Ann Green (V-1-219). 

Natalie Green, widow, names in her will sons, 
Sewell, Victor and William ; aunt Elizabeth Cusby ; 
brother Joseph Boden, of Philadelphia ; and friend 
Ann Green (V-1-512). 



1. Randolpha Green, born — January, 1838 ; died 

4 August, 1838. 

2. Sewell Green, bom in 1839 ; died in 1890. 

3. Victor Green, born 11 August, 1840; died 3 

April, 1873 ; married Letitia Lofland Ross, 
daughter of William H. Ross, governor of 
Delaware, 1851 to 1855. 

4. William Green, born 11 September, 1842 ; died 

13 January, 1881. 

(9) Colin Ferguson Hale (William, Thomas), 
bom in 1798 ; died in 1865 ; married Mary 
Baynard, daughter of Nathan Baynard and Eliza- 
beth Scott, both of Kent county, Maryland. 

Colin Ferguson Hale was without doubt named 
for the eminent divine of Kent county, Maryland. 


What relationship, if any, existed between the fam- 
ilies, I am unable to say." 

Colin F. Hale was treasurer of the town of Smyrna 
in 1827 and 1828. In those years he had deeded 
to him two tracts of land in Duck Creek hundred 
(Deed-books A-3-49 and B-3-148-9). 

Sometime after the year 1828 he removed to the 
Eastern Shore of Maryland ; for it is recorded in the 
deed-books at Dover, that Colin F. Hale and Mary, 
his wife, of Kent county, Maryland, conveyed land 

" Colin Ferguson, doctor of divinity; a native of Kent county 
[Md.]; brought up in the Presbyterian faith; ordained in 1785, by 
Bishop Seabury, of Connecticut; became rector of St. Paul's, Kent, 
which place he resigned in 1799. He was President of Washington 
college, Charlestown [Kent county, Md.], from 1789 to 1806. He 
died in 1806, aged 56 years. (** Clergy in Maryland." ) 

He uras a Scotchman, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh; 
one of the most learned divines and distinguished educators in the 
country. He was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy 
from 1790 to 1798, with a salary of 300 pounds. (L. Wethered 
BarroU, in ** Maryland Magazine," June, 1911.) 

Johnston, in his "History of Cecil County," has this to say of 
him: *' North Elk vestry employed one Collin Ferguson as lay 
reader" (1780). Twelve years later (1792) he claimed salary as 
lay reader for the years 1780 and 1781. 

The following probably refer to a son of the above: "Washing- 
ton College, Chester Town, Maryland, 26 July, 1819." ** Colin 
Ferguson, Sec'y." (From an advertisement in " American Watch- 
man," Wilmington, 31 July, 1819.) 

' * Colin Ferguson to Rebecca Hyland, 3 June, 1800." (Marriage 
Licenses at Chestertown, Kent county, Md.) 

'* At his residence on Sassafras river, 11 July, 1849, Colin Fer- 
guson, aged about 68 years." (Newspaper. ) 


in Duck Creek hundred, 4 September, 1835, and 17 
August, 1838 (N-3-156 and 0-3-21). 

The land records at Chestertown show that Colin 
F. Hale bought lands in Kent county, Maryland, 
in 1828 and 1832, and made two deeds conveying 
lands in 1835. 

The following advertisement from "The Dela- 
ware State Journal," of 9 January, 1838, shows 
where on the Eastern Shore he lived at that period 
of his life : 

" The Subscriber offers for sale a valuable Farm, 
situate about two miles from Millington, Kent 
County, Maryland. It contains one hundred and 
fifty-two acres of land : the improvements are a good 
two story frame dwelling house and kitchen, a 
smoke house, corn crib, and a good brick stable. 
There are also on the premises a fine young apple 
and peach orchard, and a quantity of excellent 
meadow land." 

" Inquire of Colin F. Hale." 

*^ Near Rockhall, Kent Co., Md. 

January 3, 1835." 

Rock Hall is situated on Chesapeake bay, south- 
west of Chestertown. Colin F. Hale lived midway 
between Rock Hall and Chestertown, at a place 
now called Rees's Corner, and then known as Hale's 
Corner. Millington is about the same distance 
northeast of the same place. He was living on the 


Eastern shore as late as 1841 ; for in that year he 
subscribed $5.00 to the pay of the rector of St. 
Paul's church, Chestertown." 

From the Eastern Shore he went to Baltimore to 
live ; and there he engaged in the shipping busi- 
ness, owning vessels — small grain schooners — sail- 
ing out of Baltimore, and employed in the bay 
trade. His name first appears in the Baltimore 
Directory of 1845, as ** Hale, C. F. b [carding] 
h[ouse], 43 N. Gay st." In 1849 his name appears 
as **Hale, C. H., commission mt, 3 Bowley's whf. dw. 
15 Hanover st." Sometime after this year (1849) 
his name disappears from the Baltimore directories. 
It is said that he removed to Charleston, South 
Carolina, about the year 1855 ; and he died there 
at the close of the Civil War. and is buried in the 
cemetery at Mt. Pleasant, Charleston county, in 
that state. He was a commission merchant and 
dealt in rice. 


(15) I. Mary Hale, born ; died young. 

(16) II. Colin Hale, bom ; died young. 

(17) III. Thomas Baynard Hale, bom 29 Decem- 

ber, 1828, in Smyrna, Delaware ; died 
; unmarried. 

" * ' A souvenir hifltorj of the Parish of St. Paul, Kent County, 
Maryland." 1893. By Rev. Christ T. Denroche. 


(18) IV. Elizabeth Scott Hale, born ; died in 

1868 ; married William Henry Rich, a 
Confederate soldier. He was killed 
during the war. 

(19) V. William Maulden Hale, bom in 1838 ; 

died in 1889 ; married . 


(13) Sewell Robert Jamison (Thomas, Mary, 

Thomas), bom ; died ; married Phoebe 

, bom in 1836, died 21 April, 1853. 

There is a sampler in existence on which Sarah 
Ann Streets, in 1823, worked the initials of the 
Jamison family. They are T. J., R. J., A. M. J., 
and R. S. J., and they were supposed to stand for 
Thomas Jamison, Robert Jamison, Anna Maria 
Jamison, Adeline Jamison, and Robert Sewell 
Jamison. The fact, however, that the last-named 
is always referred to as Sewell R., leads one to infei* 
that he may have changed his name from Robert 
Sewell to Sewell Robert. 

In the "Richmond Palladium," of 29 April, 
1863, appears this obituary notice : "In this city, 
on Thursday, 2l8t instant, after a brief illness, Mrs. 
Phoebe Jamison, wife of Mr. S. R. Jamison, aged 
about 18 yearsl" 

The following is from the " Newspaper History of 
Wayne County, Indiana," by a student of Earlham 
College, in 1909 : " In the Fall of 1854, Calvin R. 
Johnson and Sewell R. Jamison, journeymen 
printers on the * Palladium,' started a paper with 
the unique name, * Broad Axe of Freedom and 


Grubbing Hoe of Truth.' It was an independent 
paper for six months and then became partisan and 
advocated the election of Fremont. In 1856, the 
last part of the lengthy name was dropped, making 
it simply the ' Broad Axe of Freedom.' The firm 
had in the meantime changed to Jamison and 
Burbank. These men retired in 1857." The news- 
paper continued to be published, under its last 
name, until 1864 (Young's History of Wayne 
County, Indiana). 

Sewell R. Jamison next appears in Falls City, 
Nebraska. To quote from J. Stirling Morton's 
" History of Nebraska " : " * The Broad Axe of 
Falls City,' owned by Maj. J. Edward Burbank, 
and edited by Sewell R. Jamison, made its first ap- 
pearance in November, 1858. This was the suc- 
cessor to a paper of the same name which had been 
published at Richmond, Indiana, three years be- 
fore, by the same men. Its motto was * Hew to the 
line, let the chips fall where they will ' ; * There is 
a divinity which shapes our ends, rough hew them 
as we will.' Jamison was succeeded in November, 
1860, by J. D. Irwin, of Ohio, and in the summer 
of 1861, Mr. Burbank retired." 

This is all that is known to the writer — and all 
that he has been able to discover after an unavail- 
ing eflfort to learn more— of Sewell R. Jamison. It 
was thought that at one time he was an Indian 
agent in Nebraska ; an impression that he was ex- 


isted amongst his relatives in Delaware. But no 
record of his appointment was found at the Indian 
Bureau at Washington. Clarence S. Paine, secre- 
tary of the Nebraska State Historical Society, and 
managing editor of Morton's History of Nebraska, 
writes me that he has no record of Jamison ever 
having served as an Indian agent. " The fact," he 
says, *'that Burbank was agent at the Great 
Namaha agency, and that Jamison was associated 
with him, leads me to believe that he may have 
held some position under him as agent." 

The Jamison family seems to have been swallowed 
up in the great West, that has engulfed so many 
families, and from which, like the grave, there is 
no return. 

(19) William Maulden's Hale (Colin Fergu- 
son, William, Thomas), born in 1833 ; died 15 
March, 1889 ; married C. A. . 

'' I follow the custom of the family in spelling the name with an 
«, instead of an t. This name probably came into the &mily through 
a marriage. The name of an ^' uncle '' John Mauldin clings to the 
memory of some of them. Thomas B. Hale remembers visiting, in 
1850, a '^ cousin'' John Mauldin in Cecil county. An uncle of the 
blood would have been a grand-uncle — as Colin F. Hale's wife was 
a Baynard — and he would have come from the father's side — ^as 
Mary Baynard' s mother was a Scott. This is my reason for believ- 
ing that William Hale's wife may have been a Mauldin. 

''Henry, the son of Captain Francis Mauldin, the emigrant, 
migrated to South Carolina many years ago. His grandson, Benjar 
min Francis Mauldin, was a member of the convention which passed 


At the outbreak of the Civil War William M. 
Hale formed a company of soldiers and was made 
captain of it. After serving in this connection for 
some time he was appointed a captain of marines 
on the gunboat Nashville. This vessel was chased 
and overhauled by a Federal vessel of war off the 
coast of Georgia, and to avoid being captured, was 
run into the Ogeechee river, and there blown up 
by exploding her powder magazine. She was too 
small to risk an engagement with her adversary.'* 

After this incident in his career, he engaged in 
blockade-running between Charleston, Nassau and 
Canada. On one occasion, when returning from 
Nassau, he had arrived about 60 miles to the east- 

the ordinance of secesBion in I860.'' (George Johnston's "History 
of Cecil County, Maryland." ) 

"The Mauldins of Cecil county are descendants of Francis 
Mauldin and Mary, his wife, who were natives of Wales and settled 
in Elk Neck, in 1684, on a tract of land containing upwards of 
fifteen hundred acres, which extended from the head of Chesapeake 
Bay across the Neck to Elk River, and included Mauldin' s Moun- 
tain and the valley between it and Bull Mountain." {Ibid, ) 

Francis Mauldin was first of Calvert county, Maryland. 

^^The Nashville [Rattlesnake] was aground in the Ogeechee river, 
under the guns of Fort McAlliBter, when she was attacked, 27 Feb- 
ruary, 1863, by the Montauk, Commander John Worden, U. S. 
Navy, commanding. Commander Worden reported that she was 
set afire by a shell from the Montauk. 

The officer commanding Fort McAllister says she wan set on fire, 
but "whether by her commander, or by the shell of the enemy, I 
am unable to say." ( "Official Records of the Union and Confeder- 
ate Navies of the War of the Rebellion." Series 1, vol. 13. ) 


ward of his home port, and about 15 miles from 
the coast, when day overtook him, and after the 
mist of the morning had lifted, he found his vessel 
within the range of the guns of an enemy. He had 
the alternative of surrendering or beaching. He 
chose the latter, and drove his vessel through the 
breakers and on to the beach, and there set fire to 
her. In this venture he lost $30,000 in gold, 
which was his share of the cargo of cotton which he 
had successfully carried out to Nassau. 

On another occasion his vessel was captured and 
he was sent a prisoner of war to Philadelphia. In 
a few days he managed to escape, and, dyeing his 
beard for a disguise, he reached New York in 
safety, and there took passage on a steamer bound 
for Mexico, from which country he finally reached 
his home port of Charleston.'s 

"Captain Steedman, U. S. Navy, commanding the U. S. S. Pow- 
hatan, reporting the capture of the '* Major E. V^allis" [which was 
the name of Captain Hale's vessel] , off Charleston, in 1863, says: 
'^ On the night of the 19th instant [April], between the hours of 9 
and 10 o'clock, while at anchor off this port, a schooner was dis- 
covered inside of us, attempting to run out. I immediately fired a 
gun, slipped my chain, and stood in chase. After firing a second 
gun, she, finding it impossible to escape, hove to. 

*' A boat was sent on board in charge of Acting Master E. L. 
Haines, who took possession, and transferred the master and crew to 
this vessel. The vessel is the schooner Major E. Wallis, of Charles- 
ton, William M. Hale, master and half owner, bound to St. John, 
New Brunswick, with a cargo of 163 bales of upland cotton.'' 

He subsequently reported: ''Since writing my last communica- 
tion information has come to my knowledge which leads me to be- 


** The Sunday News," of Charleston, S. C, in its 
issue of 7 February, 1897, printed a story of the 
blockade-running, from " the notes, scrap-books and 
papers of Major E. Wallis." Along with this is 
given a partial list of the vessels engaged in block- 
ade-running from the port of Charleston. In this 
list appear the following : *' Schooner, Major E. 
Wallis, William M. Hale, owner ; William M. Hale, 
captain." "Schooner, Kent, William M. Hale, 
owner; William M. Hale, captain." 

William M. Hale is described as 5 feet and 10 
inches in height, and as weighing about 190 
pounds. He commanded one of his father's small 
grain schooners sailing out of Baltimore, when he 
was only 16 years old. He acquired his love for 
the sea at this period of his life. He was accounted 
a bold and skilful navigator. 

The following account of his death is from ** The 
Worid," of Charleston, S. C, 16 March, 1889 : 

"William M. Hale." 
" Close of a Life Full of Usefulness and Vigor." 

" As the shadows of twilight deepened yesterday 

lieve that the crew of the prize schooner, Major E. Wallifl, formerly 
belonged to the rebel privateer, Nashville, and that her master, 
W. Hale, has served as an officer of marines on board the said 
vessel." ('^Official Becords of the Union and Confederate Navies 
of the War of the Bebellion," Series 1, volume 14, pages 147 and 


evening a great soul took flight. It was that essence 
which had animated the personage of William M. 
Hale, and in his life illustrated some of the noblest 
traits of human character. 

** Captain Hale had been ill a long time ; prob- 
ably a year had elapsed since he had enjoyed good 
health. But, through all his suflfering, there came 
not a murmur of complaint. His hope and his 
faith were firmly fixed, and he had no fear of what 
the future held for him. All doubt had long ago 
disappeared, and he lived and died assured of a 
place in that grand temple builded by the Supreme 
Architect of all the universe, whose word was the 
corner-stone of his faith and whose precepts were 
the ashlars of his creed. 

*' Captain Hale was a Mary lander by birth, but 
in early life became a South Carolinian. And 
Carolina had no more devoted or daring son than 
he, when bravery and patriotism were sorely 
needed. About the year 1851 the Hale family 
moved south. Ten years later William Hale 
entered the Confederate States' service as captain of 
a company of cavalry attached to Colonel Christo- 
pher GailJard's command, on ' coast duty.' Subse- 
quently this company was disbanded, and Captain 
Hale was assigned to the navy, as captain of marines 
on board the Confederate ship Nashville, Captain 
Baker. The ship was captured in the Ogeechee 
river, Georgia, by the Federals, and blown up. 


Then it was that Captain Hale entered upon the 
most adventurous period of his life — he became a 
blockade-runner, from Charleston and Georgetown 
to Nassau. He was a seaman by nature, a navi- 
gator by education, a leader of men by that mys- 
terious force we call magnetism ; his spirit knew 
not fear, and his daring under trying circumstances 
amounted almost to recklessness. These were quali- 
ties eminently fitting for the dangerous work in 
hand, and they brought him out of many emer- 
gencies when one less bold would have given up. 

"Captain Hale made numerous trips to Nassau, 
carrying out cotton and bringing back the neces- 
saries of life, so scarce in the Confederate states. 
Hairbreadth escapes and adventures, thrilling in 
the extreme, were his experience in those days. His 
trips were made in small schooners — pilot boats, to 
speak correctly— and he invariably slipped through 
the cordon of blockaders and got to sea. But on 
one occasion the enemy spied him on the high seas 
and gave chase. It was after a successful run to 
Nassau, and the little schooner was trying to get 
back with a load of sugar, colBPee, and such other 
articles as blockade-runners brought. All sail pos- 
sible was made, but the ' Yankee ' was surely the 
winner if the race lasted much longer. Seeing 
nothing but capture, confiscation and imprison- 
ment at the end of the race, Captain Hale deter- 
mined at once on his course of procedure. The 


schooner's head was turned directly toward the 
beach (the race was oS the Carolina coast), free 
sheet was paid out, and under full headway the 
vessel went on the sand. In an instant vessel and 
cargo were in flames and the crew safely ensconced 
in the woods. 

"The term 'blockade runner' has now-a-days 
come to be associated with buccaneers ; but not so 
in the case of this man. He was engaged in the 
business for the good of his country, and the people 
received the benefit of his successful adventures. 

" After the war Captain Hale engaged in the 
commission business in Charleston. His early edu- 
cation in mercantile matters was obtained in post- 
war days on Vendue Range, in association with 
those old merchants and traders who made this 
city's importance second to none in the South. 
Graduating in such a school, he achieved a fair 
measure of success in the venture. Subsequently 
reverses came, but through no fault of his. 

" Captain Hale then moved to Mount Pleasant, 
where he has since lived and practiced those virtues 
which make him sincerely beloved by his friends. 
He was sheriff of Berkeley county at the time of 
his death, serving his second term. His public 
spirit led him into politics among the first to answer 
the call of Hampton in '76. For some years he 
worked arduously for the success of the reform 
movement, without reward ; but, finally, his work 


and services were recognized by the people in his 
election to the shrievalty. And he made a just and 
impartial officer. 

" Kinder heart never beat in human bosom than 
William Hale's. He was the friend of the oppressed 
always, and never sent the needy away except with 
lighter heart and heavier purse. His generosity 
was proverbial, sinking all thought of self when 
opportunity was presented to help friend or stranger. 
His manner was rugged, honest and whole-souled ; 
he had the courage of his convictions, and never 
hesitated to express them in vigorous language, ad- 
mitting no doubt. The village of Mount Pleasant 
and the county of Berkeley themselves will be a 
monument to his memory. No man has done more 
for them, individually and collectively. 

'^ Last night at 8 o'clock Captain Hale died, in 
the 58th year of his age. He was surrounded by a 
loving family, the principal figure of which was the 
tender wife who had been his most conservative ad- 
viser, faithful friend and efficient helpmate through 
a married life that may be held up as an example 
to their sons. 

**The funeral service will be held at the Presby- 
terian church, Mount Pleasant, to-morrow morning 
at 11 o'clock. Captain Hale was a member of 
Etiwan Lodge, No. 95, A. F. M., which will accord 
him Masonic honors. 

*' The will of God is accomplished ; so mote it be. 




(20) I. William Maulden Hale, born — January, 

1862 ; married . He is super- 
intendent of the Tennessee Chemical 
Company, of Nashville, Tennessee, and 
of the Mariette Fertilizer Company, of 
Atlanta, manufacturers and importers 
of fertilizers. 

He has one child, a daughter, Eliza- 
beth Maulden Hale, born in 1892. 

(21) II. Henry Rich Hale, born . 

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Street, a paved-way. *^ There went from Lymme 
to Cantorbury a Streate, fayr paved, wherof it this 
day yt is cawled Stony Streat." (Leland's " Itiner- 
ary,'' 1536-42.) Street is, undoubtedly, a place- 

" Street is one of the very few words regarded as 
received in England from the Roman invader*' 
(Century Dictionary). It is derived from atraia, 
which, when associated with via — as in the phrase, 
via strata — meant a paved-way. After its incorpor- 
ation into the English language * street ' retained its 
associated meaning, and is now used, alone, to 
designate a paved-way. 

" There were at that time (fifth year after the Con- 
quest) in England four great roads ... of which 
two ran lengthways through the island, and two 
crossed it . . , (namely), Watlinge-strete, Fosse, 
Hikenilde-strete, 4nd Erming-strete " (Guest's " Or- 
igines Celticae"). Of these highways, the first- 
named, which runs lengthways the island, from 
Dover to Chester, is called to this day Watling 
Street. The earliest use of the name, as a patro- 
nymic, was, undoubtedly, from association with 
one or other of these great paved ways. 

The following are instances where Street is used 


as the name of a place in Great Britain^ and, conse- 
quently, may have been bestowed upon a person 
living there : 

There is a parish and a town — the latter of great 
antiquity — in the county of Somerset, about one 
mile and a half from Glastonbury ; a village on the 
Devonshire coast, on the north side of Start bay, 
about four miles from Dartmouth ; a village in 
Herefordshire, two miles from Pembridge, and a 
Street-Court in the same neighborhood. Sussex 
has a hundred, a parish and a village of Street, the 
last being five miles from Lewes. There is a hun- 
dred and a manor of Street in the county Kent, 
•* taking its name (the Hundred) from the Street, or 
via strata of the Romans, near it, now usually called 
Stone-street '' ' (Hasted's "History of the County 
Kent,'' 1790, Vol. 3, p. 435). In Ireland there is 
a parish of Street, comprised in the two counties of 
Westmeath and Longford. 

As a patronymic the name has great antiquity. 
In the Domesday Book it appears as Estraites, 
which, evidently, is only a variant of Streets. In 
early writings the spelling of the name is various, 
the following being the common forms: Stret, 

^A ^' Stone Street'' is still shown on some of the large-scaled 
maps of the county Kent. 

There is a family of the name of Stonestreet in this county — orig- 
inally, I believe, in Maryland — that derived its name probably from 
this paved-way. 


Strete, Streete, Streate, Street, Streat, Streett, and 

The early uses of the name, before it became 
fixed as a patronymic, is shown in the following 
selections from the " Catalogue of Ancient Deeds." 
London. Volume 1 : 

'* (Herts) A. 1053. Release by Felicia, late wife 
of Robert de Strata, to John, the prior, and the 
convent of Holy Trinity, London, of land in Berke- 
den in fields. (A. D. 1252-1258) " 

" (Bucks) C. 806. Grant by Bartholomew atte 
Strete, of Wendovere, and Christina, his wife, to 
Simon de Farundone, of Monks' Risborough, of 
lands, Ac, in the parish of Monks' Risborough, for 
their lives. 2 Edward. (1309) " 

" (Sujffolk) B. 1356. Grant by John de la Strete 
and Walter Roo, both of South Elmham, to Wil- 
liam Ourys, of the same place, of lands in South 
Elmham. Sunday after St. Dunstan the Bishop. 
13 Henry IV. (1412)" 

In the foregoing selections aUe is Saxon, and de 
and de la are Norman. In the following, from 
wills of a later date, the a prefixed to the surname 
is an abbreviation of aUe {at the), and has the same 
significance as the earlier ones, quoted above, from 
the deeds : 

^^^ It was written in the record of Domesday, Estraites^ and in 
others of later times, Strete'' (Hasted, 1. c). There is a Mary- 
land family of Streett, from Harford county. Jacob Streets' s name 
once appears in the ** Military Archives of Delaware" as Streett 


Will of Johane, wife of John Carre, 20 July, 1497. 
" One moity to go towards the education of Thomas 
aStrete, son of my brother William aStrete." 

Will of Luce Shorte, widow, of Gillingham, Kent, 
4 October, 1603, mentions Marrian Astreates, Joane 
Astreates and Sara Astreates, and " for overseer I 
appoint Richard Astreates of Gillingham." (*' Gen- 
ealogical Gleanings in England." New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, January, 
1896.) In this will both the a and the s are some- 
times capitalized together. 

Mr. J. Henry Lea, the genealogist (than whom, 
probably, no one was better informed), says : " Prob- 
ably all the families of the name of Street in Somer- 
set and the adjoining counties took their cognomen 
from Street, near Glastonbury." From the fre- 
quency with which the name appears in deeds and 
in church registers, in the southeastern counties, 
there was, probably, another place of origin in Kent 
or Sussex, where, as I have shown. Street is the 
name of a place. 

In Lower's " Dictionary of the Family Names of 
the United Kingdom," Streets is given as "the 
pluralization of Street." There is no apparent 
reason for this statement, as surnames are not 
usually formed by pluralization. According to 
Anderson, in his " Genealogy and Surnames," it is 
— and it seems to me to be true — the possessive 
form of the paternal name, or a patronymic, mean- 
ing the " son of Street." 


The earliest expression of this relationship, in 
writing, in modern English, was ** Street, his son." 
The present possessive was formed from this by 
dropping son, and retaining only the final s of his. 
Hence, the children of Street, when spoken of, be- 
came Streets {Street his), the final s being pro- 
nounced as an additional syllable. That the chil- 
dren of such parents, at an early date, were known 
by no other name than the paternal one, in the 
possessive, which they afterwards retained as their 
own surname, one may very readily believe. In 
answer to the query : "Whose child is that?" one 
was told : ** It is John's," contracted in writing to 
Johns = Jones. Monosyllabic surnames ending in 
the genitival s constitute a large class. 

As an additional contribution to this subject, the 
following excerpts, from " Notes and Queries," 8th 
series, volume 7, pages 251, 306 and 475, are given : 

** I attach no value at all to the final s. It is 
very commonly added, sometimes as a possessive, 
and often for no reason whatever, especially to 
proper names." (Fred. T. Elworthy.) 

"In the folk-speech of Lincolnshire and York- 
shire it is a very common thing for 8 to be attached 
to the end of short surnames, where the spelling 
gives no warrant for any such addition. Thus 
Street becomes Streets; Piatt, Platts; Nail, Nails; 
Sayle, Sayles. Many other examples might be 
given." (Edward Peacock.) 


My own belief is expressed above. 

It was the custom in Wales and in the south- 
eastern counties of England — the old ** Saxon 
Shore '* — for the heirs of a common ancestor, from 
the grandsire downward, to hold jointly the land of 
their inheritance, with redistributions — to maintain 
equality in the family— to the kin of the third gen- 
eration, that is, to second cousins. These holdings, 
occupied by the heirs, were called after the original 
holder, receiving his name with the patronymic 
suffix. (Seebohm's ** English Village Communi- 
ties.") The earliest Anglo-Saxon patronymic suffix 
is the genitival terminal ing. Surnames with the 
patronymic suffixes ing, son and s form a very large 

To summarize: Street is a place-name, and 
Streets is a patronymic in s, the final letter having 
a genitival value. 


Before proceeding with the history of the family 
of Jacob Streets, of New Castle county, I will con- 
sider briefly some families bearing the name on the 
peninsula formed by the Delaware and Chesapeake 

There were four brothers from Caroline county, 
Maryland, of whose antecedents, before coming to 
Delaware, nothing is known. Of these, one David 
Streets, was a coachmaker, of Wilmington, and let- 
ters of administration were issued on his estate to 
Margaret, his widow, 18 July, 1864 ; another, 
Samuel Streets, was a clock-cleaner and clock- 
mender, who died in St. Georges, New Castle county, 
leaving, it is said, a daughter. The name of Samuel 
Streets appears in the accounts of Red Lion hun- 
dred in 1836, and that of David B. Streets in the 
Road Account of the same hundred in May, 1839 
(Delaware papers). Some of the descendants of 
David Streets and of Jeremiah Streets (another one 
of the brothers), who were living in Wilmington 
quite recently, have their names printed in the city 
directory as Street. 

Edward B. Streets, the fourth member of this 
family, is a farmer, and lives in Talbot county, 
Maryland. He wrote that he was born in Caroline 


county in 1819, and lived there until he was 
"grown up/' He lived for a time in New Castle 
and Kent counties, Delaware, and afterwards moved 
to the Trappe, Talbot county, where he has con- 
tinued to live as a farmer. He was early left an 
orphan, and for that reason did not know the first 
name of his father ; nor could this information be 
obtained from other members of the family. 

Edward B. Streets remembered, however, that he 
had a cousin, John Streets — who was probably a 
son of Thomas Streets, of Queen Anne's county, 
Maryland, of whom an account follows. A de- 
scendant of the latter stated that Samuel Streets, 
the itinerant clock-repairer, used to stay at his 
father's house, in Maryland, when on his peripatetic 
rounds ; and, that, when the father moved away, 
he continued his visits to the son. It is probable, 
therefore, that these families are united consangu- 
ineously, although the relationship seems to have 
been forgotten by the later generations. 

There are others of the name of Streets, who are 
descended from Thomas Streets (mentioned above), 
who settled near Centreville, Queen Anne's county, 
Eastern Shore of Maryland, some time in the last 
half of the 18th century. His descendants claim 
that three brothers — the traditional number — came 
from England — from the county Kent, near London 
— during the Revolutionary war, and settled in 
Maryland. Except they came as soldiers, this story 


is SO improbable that it is hardly worthy of consid- 
eration. But, strange as it may seem, this time 
coincides with the only date— equally mythical — 
that has been given for the arrival of Jacob Streets 
in this country — which can be proved to be wrong 
by his record as a soldier of the colonies. 

Jane (Foster) Schreitz, a granddaughter of Jacob 
Streets, is the authority for the story. She stated 
that her aunt, Catherine (Streets) Othoson, told her 
that her brother, William Streets, the eldest child 
of Jacob and Elizabeth Streets, was bom the year 
of his mother's arrival in this country. William 
Streets, it is claimed, was born in 1781. As the 
father is said to have come over in the same vessel, 
and at the same time as the mother, his first ap- 
pearance here — according to the legend — the truth 
of which seems improbable — would have been in 
the year 1781. 

Cbrnwallis surrendered at Yorktown in October, 
1781, and, as far as the fighting went, that event 
virtually ended the war ; yet, it would appear, that 
it was not a very auspicious time for the coming of 
English and German immigrants to these shores. 
The Pennsylvania Archives give no foreign arrivals 
at Philadelphia between the years 1775 and 1786. 
Further along in this narrative I shall have occa- 
sion to show that Jacob Streets was in the country 
at an earlier date than this. Again family tradi- 
tion fails us. 


A tradition among the grandchildren of Thomas 
Streets says that one brother remained in Mary- 
land, one went to Virginia and the third went to 
parts unknown. The old nursery rhyme of 

** One flew east and one flew west ; 
One flew over the cookoo's nest " 

might be substituted for these fairy tales. 

The children of Thomas Streets were John, 
Thomas, James B., William, Samuel and Ann, 
The date of birth of John, the eldest, is given as 

There is still another family of the name of 
Streets from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, con- 
cerning which, however, I have been unable to 
collect much information of value. The widow of 
one of them (George) was living in EUicott City, 
Howard county, Maryland, as late as August, 1896, 
at the advanced age of 92 years. She seemed to 
have a good memory, notwithstanding her great 
age, and it was from her that I learned all I know 
about the family. 

The children of this family were James, William, 
George, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Richard (a half- 
brother). The father (name unknown) lived at the 
Trappe, in Talbot county (where Edward B. Streets, 
of another line, finally moved to). George Streets 
was bom in 1810, and Mary Streets in 1813. 


There was a George Streets, private in Captain 
Peter Jaquett's company, Delaware regiment of 
foot, commanded by Colonel David Hall, during 
the Revolutionary war. His pay as a soldier began 
24 July, 1779 (Military Archives of Delaware). 

The dates of birth in these three Maryland 
families, from the adjoining counties of Queen 
Anne's, Talbot and Caroline, show that their pro- 
genitors were contemporaneous ; and, as they lived 
in the same section of country — the Eastern Shore 
— it seems they might have been related. They 
may have been the three brothers mentioned in the 
tradition ; for, as a philosopher has said, ^' there is a 
soul of truth in things erroneous;" and, again, "a 
falsity has usually a nucleus of reality." 

Although it is of record that members of the 
above-mentioned families have established them- 
selves in Delaware at various times, I have been 
unable to discover that our Delaware line has had 
any connection with them whatsoever. I am in- 
clined to believe that Jacob Streets belonged to an 
older generation ; inasmuch as his youngest child 
was born in 1801, while the eldest of the others was 
not bom until about 1800. 

I have made a careful search of all bearing the 
name of Streets in this country, and the result has 
been, with those of English origin 3 — where I have 

'There are some German families, I learned, who have Angli- 
cized their names of Stretz and Streitz into the English one of Streets. 


been able to trace them at all — the trail runs back 
to the peninsula between the Delaware and the 
Chesapeake bays. 

In that section of the country— oflf the beaten 
path of travel, north and south — old English cus- 
toms were tenaciously held to; and it may have 
been to this eminently English trait that we owe 
the preservation of the final letter of the name. 
There has been — and there is yet — a tendency to 
drop the final 8, as a concession to outside usage 
^which persists in writing it down Street), and thus 
to conform to the ancestral type. 

There remains to be considered a family in Sussex 
county, Delaware, which stands recorded there from 
rather early times. On the "Roll of Recruits in- 
listed into Capt. John Wright's Company, May 11, 
1759," is David Street, age 23, of Sussex county 
(Penna. Archives, 2 series). David Streets* is on 
the assessment roll of Indian River hundred of 
1787, probably the first list of taxables after the 
Revolutionary war. In 1822, the names of Win- 
gate Streets and Hayslett and Jeremiah Street ^ were 
placed on the roll of the same hundred. 

*The following item recently appeared in a local newspaper: 
" One hundred and twenty-five descendants are left by David P. 
Street, who was buried, Sunday, at Millsboro, aged 89 years.*' 

* From the record of the United Presbyterian churches of Lewes, 
Indian Biver and Cool Springs, Delaware, it is learned, that Haslet 
Street and Jenny Hannon were married, 23 December, 1812 ; and 
Jeremiah Street and Betty Clark were married, 19 December, 1816. 


Whatever may have been the origin of this 
family at the start, the present-day representatives 
of it, in Indian River hundred, — where some still 
bear the name of David and Wingate, — are dark- 
skinned people, who claim to be descended from a 
colony of shipwrecked Moors. Although the white 
neighbors smile at this pretension, and regard it as 
an ingenuous theory to account for their dark com- 
plexions, they have built up the tradition for so 
long a time, that they are themselves convinced of 
its truth, and do not associate wuth other dark- 
skinned people, whose negro blood is conceded. 
So, they have been practically isolated in their 
community for a great many years. But, to judge 
by the foot-note given herewith, this does not seem 
to have lessened their fertility. 

A recent historian (Judge Henry C. Conrad, in 
his " History of the State of Delaware '') has this to 
say of a similar colony planted in Kent county ; 
but, on what authority he does not state : '* one 
thousand acres adjoining the settlement of * Seven 
Hickories ' were owned by Moors who came to the 
hundred direct from Spain in 1710, and who settled 
in a village known as Moortown on the Dover- 
Kenton road [in Kenton hundred] . 

" In 1785 these Moors owned large estates and 
had a prosperous and thriving community. John 
and Israel , Durham were leading members of this 
settlement. They and their descendants refused to 


mingle with their white or black neighbors and 
have maintained to this day their pure Moorish 
blood. Several families now remain in this section 
as direct descendants of these Moors." (Volume 2, 
page 625.) 

One John Street and Joane, his wife, were very 
early settlers in Delaware. He took up land there 
in 1676 under the government of the Duke of York, 
who succeeded the Dutch in ownership. In that 
year John Street, James and Edward Williams, and 
others, were granted 1200 acres of land on the 
northwest side of Blackbird creek. The same year 
John Street received another warrant for 200 acres 
at the head of Hangman's creek.^ 

The records of the Court of New Castle show that 
John Street lived in ** oppoquenemen " (Appoquin- 
imink) ^ in 1676 ; for, in that year he registered 
there his ear-mark, which was ** a Crop on Each 
Eare and an underkiell on the Right Eare.*' He 
seems to have been of a litiginous disposition, and 
was involved in frequent law-suits ; and was once 
fined 200 pounds of tobacco for not working on the 
highway. His name ceases to appear in the New 
Castle county records after 1679. 

In 1681, John Street and his wife Joane show up 

'Now called Hangman's Bun, a branch of Appoquinimink creek, 
on the south side, near Fieldsboro, in Appoquinimink hundred. 

^The meaning of this word in the Lenni Lenape language is 
*^ Wounded Duck." 


in Sussex county. In 1682, he "is seated upon 
land of William Clark, in Kimble neck.'' In 1683, 
he petitioned the land commissioners for 150 acres 
of land " where he may find it clear." This peti- 
tion was granted, and after its date, there is no 
further mention of him in the records. 

There are persons of the name of Street in the 
lower counties of the Eastern Shore — certainly in 
Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset — ^who claim 
descent from a John Street, of England, an immi- 


Jacob Streets, born ; died in 1822 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Harman, born ; died ; 

daughter of Jacob Harman and Mary, his wife.^ 

We have little knowledge of Jacob Streets save 
what can be obtained from public documents. The 
venerable John P. Cochran, ex-governor of the 
state, and a native of St. George's hundred, when 
interrogated in 1896 — when he was in his 88th 
year — as to his recollection of Jacob Streets, stated 
that he remembered him very well. He recalled 
him to mind as going from one farm house to an- 

® Mary Harman was deceased 16th, 12th month, 1803, the date of 
Andrew Harman' s mari'iage certificate, which recites that: "An- 
drew Harman, of Georges Hundred, New Castle county and state of 
Delaware, son of Jacob Harman aud Mary, his wife, dec'd." 


other — as was the custom of shoemakers in those 
days — making shoes for the farmers' families. Mr. 
Cochran fixed his own age at that time as about 
sixteen years, which would have carried his recol- 
lection back to about the year 1824. He has con- 
fused, probably, the elder Jacob Streets with his 
son, the second of that name, who was also a shoe- 

After the manner of a current writer of genealo- 
gies ' I might explain here that trades were more 
comprehensive in the 17th and 18th than in the 
20th century, — that they were less specialized. He 
tells us that blacksmiths were then ironmongers 
and tailors were cloth merchants ; and, it might be 
supposed, shoemakers — or cordwainers, as they were 
better known as, and set down in the directories in 
those days — were dealers in leather. But, what is 
in a name? Howbeit, we are told, in the words of 
the old song, that it formerly took nine tailors to 
make one man. 

The name of Jacob Streets appears on the list of 
taxables of St. George's hundred for the year 1804, 
and is marked with an asterisk, which was used to 
designate those who were possessed of a house and 
lot. The deed-books of the county give the follow- 
ing information relative to his real-estate holdings, 
confirming the tax list. 

• Frank WiUing Leach' s " Old Philadelphia Families. ' ' Sundaj 
edition, **The North American/* Philadelphia, 1913. 


On 14 January, 1791, Jacob Streets, of New 
Castle county, Delaware, cordwainer, bought of 
Jesse Higgins, of New Castle county, and Mary, his 
wife, two lots of land in Middletown, situated on 
the south side of a road leading to Appoquinimink 
Landing. One lot had a frontage on the road of 
60 feet, and a depth of 148 feet, and contained 
8880 square feet. It was bounded on the west by 
a lot of Joshua Clayton. The second lot was 76 
feet on the road and 148 feet deep, and contained 
11,248 square feet, and was bounded by a lot of 
John Pennington and land of Mary Peterson. He 
gave for these lots forty-one pounds and five shil- 

On 20 May, 1793, he (he was then called "of 
Middletown in St. Georges hundred ") bought from 
the same parties, for eleven pounds and four shil- 
lings, a lot — no. 14 — in Middletown, ** on the south 
side of the road leading to the landing, and joining 
a lot of the said Jesse Higgins '"^ on the west and 

^° Jesse EKggins was a notable man of his times, and for a better 
understanding of him a further account is here given. 

He was bom in 1763, a son of Lawrence Higgins, a Belfast Irish- 
man, and Sarah Wilson, a Welshwoman. His wife was Marj 
Witherspoon, a daughter of Thomas Witherspoon, of the Drawjer 
creek settlement. 

In settHng up the estate of Dr. Bouchelle, a Labradist, of the 
Bohemia Manor colonj, of which he was executor, he was involved 
in so much litigation — ^in suits and results — ^that he acquired a great 
distaste for the legal profession. '^ An honest man could not be a 


another of the said Jacob Streets on the east, being 
60 feet on said road and 148 feet deep, containing 
eighty-eight hundred and eighty feet of land." 

On 27 December, 1797, Jacob Streets, of New 
Castle county, Delaware, cordwainer, and Eliza- 
beth, his wife, sold to John Connelly, of the same 
county, blacksmith, the lot which was first de- 
scribed, containing 8880 square feet, adjoining the 
lot of Joshua Clayton, for which he received forty- 
five pounds. This was more than he had given for 
both lots in 1791. (0-2-224 and 226; Q-2-263.) 

As no other sales are recorded of him, it is prob- 
able that he died possessed of the other lots. It is 
a tradition that he died on a Christmas day, and 
was buried in the graveyard of the old St. Ann's 
church. This church is in Appoquinimink hun- 
dred, on the State Road, about three-quarters of a 
mile below Middletown, on the south side of Appo- 
quinimink creek. The church is said to possess an 
altar-cloth presented to it by Queen Anne of Eng- 
land. No gravestone marks the spot where Jacob 

good lawyer,'' is a saying attributed to him. He wrote a pamphlet 
entitled "Samson against the Philistines,'' to prove that suits should 
be settled by arbitration. It attracted a good deal attention, and 
the lawyers, fearing that it might affect their practice, tried to sup- 
press it by buying up the entire edition. The pamphlet was pub- 
lished by William Duane, a man who achieved much notoriety in 
Philadelphia as the editor and publisher of the "Aurora." 

Such was Jesse Higgins, of "Damascus," a mill-site on Dragon 
creek^ in Ked Lion hundred. (Scharf and Conrad. ) 


Streets was buried, nor is the location of it known 
to his descendants. 

The earliest date associated with the settlement 
of the estate of Jacob Streets — and indicating, 
therefore, the probable year of his death — is 24 
June, 1822. If, therefore, he died on a Christmas 
day, it must have been one preceding that of 1822. 
I have ignored the tradition, and have set down 
his death as occurring in 1822. 

William Streets, administrator of Jacob Streets, 
late of New Castle county, deceased, petitioned the 
Orphans' Court, held 22 August, 1822, for permis- 
sion to sell a house and lot, the real estate of the 
said deceased, in the village of Middletown, for the 
payment of his debts (L-1-150). Nothing more is 
on record either of his death or of the settlement of 
his estate. There was, apparently, nothing to 

The name of Jacob Streets, of New Castle county, 
is inscribed on the muster-rolls of the Delaware 
soldiers of the Revolutionary War. He was mus- 
tered into service 10 July, 1780, and was a member 
of the Second Regiment of Delaware troops, Colonel 
Henry Neill, commanding, and to Hugh Mc- 
Cracken's company." " 

" The regiment of Colonel Henry Neill was raised by an Act of 
the General Assembly of the Delaware state, passed at Dover, 21 
June, 1780. It was mustered into the service of the United Col- 
onies at Philadelphia, Pa., 10 July, 1780, and was mustered out 28 


Copies of papers relating to the military services 
of Jacob and Robert Streets, from the office of the 
Secretary of State, at Dover, Delaware, are herewith 

"These are therefore to certify that I have En- 
listed three effective able bodied Men out of my 
Company of the Militia [3rd Regiment] , namely : 
James Lyle, Jacob Sired & John Reid, agreeable to 
a late Act of Assembly of the Delaware State, in 
order to rjB-inforce the Continental Army, under 
command of the Commander in Chief of the United 
forces of America. 

"Given under my hand this 8th day of July, 

Thos Witherspoon, Capt." 
" To Capt Saml Smith, Esq. 

Lieut, of New Castle Co. 


" This is to certify that I have inlisted for the 
Battalion now to be raised agreeable to an Act of 
the General Assembly for my Quota the men here- 
after named — to wit : Robert Craig, Joseph Hawks, 

October, of the same jear. It was designated the ^'Continental 
Begiment, No. 38.^' It was stationed for duty in Kent county, 
Maryknd, and served there for the period stated. (Publications of 
the Dehiware Historical Society. ''Historical and Biographical 
Papers.'* Volume II. ) 

"Published in 1912, in volumes I and II of "Delaware 


Abraham Gonce and Robert Streets, as witness my 
hand this 8th day of July, 1780. 

Jno Crawford." 

** New Castle County, 1 ^q 
The Delaware State. / 

** The Deposition of Jacob Streets. Taken before 
me, Wm Alfree, one of the Justices of the peace for 
the said County, this 27th Day of April, 1787. 

" This Deponent on his oath saith that he was 
Listed under Hugh McCracking, Captain, in 
Caronel Henry NeaFs Redgment for four months 
and that He had a Regularly Discharge from Gen- 
eral Pikren, and by order of his Exlency Gen'l 
Washington, and he fetch'd nothing with him Ex- 
cepting his Napsack & Haversack which to the Best 
of his knowledge was Either Give to him or settled 
for Before he left the Army, as there was no de- 
mand made of them when he Came Away ; And 
further he saith that he Did not fetch Anything 
Belonging to the Continental Stores. 

"And further, that his Brother Robert Streets 
was Listed as Above Described and Discharged as 
Above who is sence Dead and that he fetched noth- 
ing with him only his napsack & haversack which 
this Deponent understood was Allso Give or settled 
for as Above when Discharged and that he the said 


Jacob Streets is the Heir of the said Robert Streets, 
Deceased : — and further this Deponent saitheth not. 

Jacob Streets." 
" Taken, Signed and 
Sworn the Day and year 
Above Written, Before me. 

Wm. Allpree." 

" Sir / 

please to pay to Bearer, James Lyle, whatever 
will be coming to me and his Receipt on this will 
be suflScient, and Sir you'll 

Greatly Obblige y'r Humble Sev*t 

Jacob Streets." 

" To Joshua Claton, Esq'r. 

" Witness Present, 

" Wm. Allpree." 


Pay to George Parker the Am't of Jacob Streets 
and Robert Streets Pay due them for their service 
in Col. Niels Regiment. 

James Lyle." 

" To Joshua Clayton, 

State Treasurer." 


"Rec'd, July 28th, 1788, of Joshua Clayton, 
State Treasurer, Seventeen Pounds and five shil- 
lings in full for Pay of Jacob Street and Rob't 
Street Soldiers in Col. Henry Niels Reg't." 
^'£17.5.0 No. 678 

No. 679." 

" f Geo. Parker.'' 

It will be noted that the name is given in these 
war records both as Streets and Street. The same 
spelling is observed in the census returns. In the 
second census of Delaware, taken in 1800 — the first, 
that of 1790, being destroyed — the name is written 
** Jacob Street," of St. George's hundred. New Castle 
county. In that for 1810, it is given correctly as 
" Jacob Streets," of the same hundred and county. 


A family tradition says that Jacob Streets first 
became acquainted with the woman, whom he after- 
wards married, on the vessel that brought them 
both to this country. The date of their arrival has 
been placed in the year 1781. I have already 
shown that Jacob Streets was here before that date. 
Jacob Harman renounced his allegiance to the 
crown of Great Britain, 17 August, 1778. 

Although Jacob Streets was an Englishman, and 


his wife a German woman, it might well have been 
the case that they both came over in the same 
vessel ; for, it was the custom then, enforced by law, 
for all British vessels bringing emigrants to Amer- 
ica to stop last at a British port, and none but 
British vessels could trade between Great Britain 
and America. '3 

Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd series, volume 17, 
contains the " Names of Foreigners who took the 
Oath of AUegience to the Province and State of 
Pennsylvania, 1 727-1775, with the Foreign arrivals, 
1786-1808." Amongst those arriving in the ship 
'* Minerva," Thomas Arnott, Master, from Rotter- 
dam, last from Portsmouth, was Johan Jacob Har- 
man. He qualified by taking the oath of allegiance 
on the 10 October, 1768. The only other immi- 
grants of that name among the German immigrants 
to Pennsylvania, given in the list published in 
Volume 17 of the '* Archives," are those of Daniel 
Harman, his wife Elizabeth, and their children, 
who arrived in 1808. The family to arrive last 
settled in Berks county, Pennsylvania. 

'' The following notices of arrivals show the prevalence of this 
custom: ''List of Foreigners Imported in the ship Betsj, Oapt. 
Samuel Hawk, from Rotterdam, last from Portsmouth.'' Some 
vessels embarked their foreigners at an English port, as is shown in 
the following notice, from a newspaper of the times: ''List of For- 
eigners Imported in the Ship Pennsylvania Packet, Robert Gill,' 
Master, from London." 


The will of Jacob Harman is dated 11 December, 
1807. He was of St. George's hundred, New Castle 
county, Delaware. He left his property to be 
divided amongst his children, without mentioning 
them by name. 

The " Distribution Account of Andrew Harman, 
administrator of Jacob Harman, late of New Castle 
county,'' dated 24 March, 1809, shows the estate to 
have been divided among four heirs, namely, An- 
drew Harman, Jacob Streets — in right of his wife 
Elizabeth Harman — John Harman, and Hester and 
Susan Naudain, grandchildren — children of a 
daughter, presumably dead. The amount of 
money distributed amongst the heirs was J306.12. 

According to one authority, Jacob Harman was 
a tanner. It has also been stated by one of his de- 
scendants that he was a wheelwright. 

Andrew Harman, son of the above, married 15th 
11th month, 1803, Sarah Alston, daughter of Israel 
and Mary Alston, of Little Creek hundred, Kent 
county. Their children were: Andrew; John 
Alston ; Elizabeth, born 6-9 mo., 1810 ; Jonathan 
Alston and Jacob (twins), bom 21-5 mo., 1815 ; 
Sarah, born 23-1 mo., 1818. Sarah Harman 
(mother), bom 22-3 mo., 1777 ; died 2-2 mo., 1818.'* 

^* 18 April, 1825, William Streets was appointed guardian of An- 
drew Harman, John Alston Harman, Johnathan Alston Harman, 
Jacob £[arman and Sarah Harman, all minor orphan children of 
Andrew Harman, deceased. 



Andrew Harman moved into Kent County, and 
became a member of the Society of Friends there in 

Hester and Susan Naudain were the children of 
Cornelius Naudain, as is shown by the records of 
the Orphans' Court held at New Castle, 21 May, 
1799, when Andrew Harman was appointed guar- 
dian of Hester and Susan Naudain, minor orphan 
children of Cornelius Naudain, late of New Castle 
county, deceased. 

Robert Naudain petitioned the Orphans' Court 
held at New Castle, 2 August, 1811, for permission 
to divide the estate of Cornelius Naudain, late of 
New Castle county, deceased. The petition recites 
that Cornelius Naudain died in 1798, leaving to 
survive him : Robert, Cornelius, Sarah, Rachel, 
Hester, Susannah, Mary and Elizabeth ; that Mary 
died, leaving children, James Schee, Mary Schee 
and Richard Hambly ; that Elizabeth died, leaving 
one child, John Deakyne; that Sarah married 
Benjamin Field ; that Rachel married William 
Gooding ; that Susannah married Dickinson Web- 
ster; and that Mary was the wife of Hermanns 
Schee. '5 

The dates of births and deaths were obtained from the Duck Creek 
Friends' records. 

^^ Mary Schee, a daughter of Hermanus Schee and Mary Naudain, 
married, in 1810, Dr. Arnold Naudain, a graduate from Princeton 
College in 1806, and the United States senator from Delaware, 


It is plainly evident from the recital of these 
petitions, that, as only two of the children of Cor- 
nelius Naudain participated in the distribution of 
the estate of Jacob Harman, the others were chil- 
dred by another marriage — probably an earlier one. 

The children of Jacob Streets and Elizabeth 
Uarman are not known in the order of their birth ; 
but William was called the eldest, and Sarah, the 



(2) I. William Streets, born 12 December, 1781; 

died 9 November, 1852 ; married 
Martha Hanson. 

(3) II. Jacob Streets, bom ; died 10 May, 

1829 ; married Matilda Hale. 

(4) III. John Street}^ born ; died ; un- 


(5) IV. Kesiah Streets, born ; died ; 

married Thomas Fountain. 

(6) V. Elizabeth Streets, born ; died ; 

married Richard Vansant. The mar- 
riage license of Richard Vansant and 
Eliza Streats (sic) is on file at Wil- 
mington, Delaware, and bears the date 
of 14 November, 1816. She died, it is 


said, at the birth of her first child. 
Her husband did not long survive her. 

(7) VI. Robert Streets, bom ; died ; 


(8) VII. Catherine Streets, born 3 March, 1795 ; 

died 17 August, 1874 ; married, (1), 
Christopher B. Donoho; (2), Garrett 

(9) VIII. Sarah Streets, born 11 January, 1801 ; 

died 21 February, 1868 ; married 
Charles Foster. 


(2) William Streets (Jacob), born 12 December, 
1781 ; died 9 November, 1852 ; married, 3 May, 
1821, Martha Hanson, born in 1777, died 31 
October, 1833. 

William and Martha Streets are buried in the 
graveyard of St. Ann's church, near Middletown, 
Del. The dates of their death — as here given — 
were taken from the stone that marks their burial 
place. He died aged 71, and she aged 56 years. 
Martha Hanson married late in life, and it will be 
noted that her youngest child was born after she 
had completed her fiftieth year, if the birth of Sarah 
Streets, as here given, is correct. 

William Streets was a shoemaker. His name 
appears on the list of taxables for 1804. He was 
commissioned Justice of the Peace, 14 October, 
1828, and again on 22 November, 1845, and Notary 
Public, 20 September, 1838. 

While in commission as a magistrate he com- 
mitted to jail, as vagrants, Samuel Hawkins and 
family, runaway slaves from Queen Anne's county, 
Maryland. This action was taken in collusion with 
the abolitionists, the better to conceal the slaves 
until other means could be devised for sending 


them further north. The committing magistrate 
was in sympathy with the abolitionists. It was a 
part of a system, better known as the "Under- 
ground Railroad.'' In this case, in a few days, no 
one appearing against them, the negroes were lib- 
erated by Garrett, a noted Quaker abolitionist of 
Wilmington, Del. An account of this affair is re- 
lated by John Hunn, in Still's "Underground 

In virtue of his office as Justice of the Peace, 
William Streets was known as Squire Streets. He 
was a vestryman of St. Ann's church, in front of 
which, in the shade of a wide-spreading oak, near 
the high-road, he lies buried. He was a prominent 
mason of his native town. The Union Lodge, No. 
5, A. F. A. M., the oldest lodge of Masons in the 
state, was reorganized 24 January, 1816. Amongst 
the names of the first officers, under the new 
arrangement, is J. W., William Streets. The 
square stone that marks his burial-place was 
erected, as a tribute to his memory, by his brother 
masons of Middletown. 

Martha Hanson was descended from a Dutch 
family, who were early settlers in that part of the 
state, which has representatives still living there. 
It seems that she might have been the daughter of 
John Hanson, of St. George's hundred, who mar- 
ried Martha Hanson, the daughter of James and 
Priscilla Hanson, of the same hundred. 


The following is taken from a pamphlet entitled : 
" St. George's and neighboring Churches," by the 
Rev. Gteorge Foot: "Hansons (Dutch) are known 
to have been land-holders here [about Middletown] 
since 1678." The name is frequent in the records 
of that section and in its earliest forms appears as 
Hans and Hance. 



(10) I. John Hanson Streets, born in 1822 ; died 

15 February, 1875 ; unmarried. En- 
listed, 25 October, 1 862, for nine months, 
in Company 3, Fifth Infantry Regi- 
ment, Delaware Volunteers, mustered 
out of service, 6 August, 1863. 

(11) II. Amelia Streets, born in 1824; died 30 

July, 1907 ; unmarried. 

(12) III. Catherine E. Streets, bom in 1824 (twin 

with Amelia); died 10 February, 1854 ; 

(13) IV. Sarah Streets, born 8 August, 1828 ; died 

7 January, 1851 ; unmarried. 

As none of this family married, the branch be- 
came extinct with the death of Amelia Streets in 


(3) Jacob Streets (Jacob), born ; died 10 

May, 1829 ; married, 10 October, 1811, Matilda 
Hale, born 17 June, 1785, died 24 August, 1860, 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah Hale, of Duck 
Creek Cross Roads (now Smyrna), Delaware. 

Jacob Streets was also a shoemaker. In those 
days sons seemed to have followed the trade of their 
fathers. In an old note, dated 15 May, 1827, 
wherein P. & E. Spruance, merchants of Smyrna, 
gave him credit for work done them, are the words : 
" By shoes & Monroes." The latter were probabjy 
a style of foot-wear called after James Monroe, the 
then President of the United States. 

Jacob Streets was a soldier in the War of 1812, 
as is shown by the following correspondence had 
with the Record and Pension OflBce, War Depart- 
ment, Washington, D. C. : 

*' It appears from the records of this office that 
one Jacob Streets was a private in Captain Phile- 
mon Green's Company, Comegy's Detachment, 
Delaware Militia, War of 1812. His name appears 
on a roll of the organization, without date, which 
gives the date of his enlistment as May 20, 1813. 
On a muster roll of the organization covering the 
period from September 7 to October 31, 1813, his 
name appears, with the following remark: ^To 
what time enlisted ; 6 mos., from May 20, 1813.' 
A pay roll of this organization for September and 



October, 1813, shows the date of expiration of his 
service as October 31, 1813, on which date the com- 
pany was discharged from the service." 

From the Bureau of Pensions, Department of the 
Interior, Washington, D. C, was received the fol- 
lowing reply to a letter of inquiry : 

** You are advised that two land w^arrants for 80 
acres each, issued many years ago in favor of 
Matilda Streets, widow of Jacob Streets, for soldier's 
service in the War of 1812." 

In response to a request to be furnished with a 
synopsis of the widow's " declaration," the follow- 
ing reply was received from the same Bureau : 

** Relative to bounty land claims of Matilda, 
widow of Jacob Streets, you are advised that the 
soldier served in Captain Green's Co., Delaware 
Militia, from May 20 to October 31, 1813, and died 
in Smyrna, Delaware, on May 10, 1829. The 
claimant alleges she married the soldier, October 
11, 1811, in Kent Co., Delaware, and that her 
maiden name is given as Hale." 

It was thought the widow's *^ declaration " would 
show other war service than the six months in 1813, 
with the Delaware militia. That he was away from 
his wife at another period of the second war with 
Great Britain is evident from the following excerpt 
from the will of Edward Joy, of Duck Creek hun- 
dred, Kent county, Delaware, signed, 23 January, 
1817 ; probated, 29 October, 1817 : 


'^ 6th Item. I give and bequeath unto Matilda 
Streets for her care and trouble, provided she takes 
care of my House and property after my death, and 
deliver my keys to William Morris, my executor, 
without any loss or trouble. One thousand dollars ; 
but if her said [there is no mention of him previ- 
ous to this] Husband, Jacob Streets, should return 
to this country hereafter, it is my express will that 
he should not receive any part of this Legacy left 
his wife, and it is for her children's sole use and 
benefit." *« 

There is abundant evidence to prove that Jacob 
Streets returned to his home after the date of the 
will and worked at his trade there until his death. 
(The cause of the early death of the three sons of 
Jacob Streets and Elizabeth Harman was tuber- 

22 December, 1826, John Cummins received 
money from Jacob Streets for rent of house; 6 
August, 1827, Samuel Priestley acknowledged re- 
ceiving money from Jacob Streets for the education 
of his son Edward. The earliest receipt has the 
date of 15 July, 1826. 

Matilda Streets and Sarah Ann Streets, her 

^' Edward J07 was a large land-owner in the upper part of Kent 
county, in Duck Creek and Little Creek hundreds. His daughter 
married William Morris — ^who is mentioned in the will as his ex- 
ecutor — ^and their son, Edward J07 Morris, was the United States 
Minister to Turkey from 1861 to 1870. 


daughter, are buried in the burying-ground of the 
Protestant Episcopal church, near the old settle- 
ment on Duck creek, known as Old Duck Creek, or 


(14) I. Sarah Ann Streets, born 1 August, 1812 ; 

died 8 March, 1838 ; unmarried. 

(15) II. Edward Streets, born 29 September, 1814 ; 

died 3 September, 1882, married Mary 
Elizabeth Griffin. 

(5) Kesiah Streets (Jacob), born ; died 

— ; married Thomas Fountain, born ; died 

in 1830. 

Letters of administration on the estate of Thomas 
Fountain, of St. George's hundred, farmer, were 
granted 20 September, 1830, to Charles Foster, 
Elizabeth Fountain, the next of kin, renouncing 
her right (S-353). It appears from this that Eliza- 
beth Fountain was the eldest and the only one of 
the children of Thomas and Kesiah Fountain of 
legal age at the date of the granting of the letters of 

The administrator made distribution of the estate 
3 September, 1835, amongst the following heirs-at- 
law, namely : William Fountain, Jacob Fountain, 


Andrew Fountain, John Fountain and Sarah Ann 
Fountain. In July, 1833, the administration 
charged the estate with the funeral expenses of 
Elizabeth Fountain. 



(16) I. Elizabeth Fountain, born ; died in 


(17) II. William Fountain, born ; died ; 

married . 

It is said that William Fountain mar- 
ried and had children, and that in a 
freshet which occurred at EUicott Mills, 
Howard county, Maryland, whither he 
had gone to live, all his family, himself 
included, were drowned. 

(18) III. Jacob Fountain, born ; died . 

(19) IV. Andrew Fountain, born ; died . 

(20) V. John Fountain, born ; died 

(21) VI. Sarah Ann Fountain, bom ; died 

married M. C. Barnes. 

(8) Catherine Streets (Jacob), bom 3 March, 
1795 ; died 17 August, 1874 ; married, (1), Chris- 
topher B. DoNOHo, bom , died in 1829 ; (2), 

Garrett Othoson, born in 1797, died 18 January, 
1855, son of John and Sarah Othoson. 


The Othosons are descended from Garret Otto, 
one of the original Swedish settlers on the Delaware 
river, who was appointed one of the magistrates for 
New Castle, 25 September, 1676. Two hundred and 
seventy-two acres of land, between the two branches 
of Drawyer's creek, were patented to Garret Otto, 17 
April, 1667. 

He made an assignment, dated 5th 9br, 1678, 
in which it is stated that he married Geertia, the 
widow of Cornels [Cornelius] Jossison.^' Letters of 
administration on the estate of Garret Otto were 
granted to his widow, Gertry Otto, 18 February, 
1684-5 [A-66] ; and on the estate of Gertry Otto, 
16 June, 1685 [A-68], she having died before she 
began to administer his estate. 

Garrett Othoson, miller and merchant, and hus- 
band of Catherine Streets, owned and operated a 
grist-mill at Noxontown, in Appoquinimink hun- 
dred, between Middletown and Townsend. The 
mill afterwards became the property of Israel Alston 
Harman, a descendant of Jacob Harman, through 
his son Andrew Harman, the brother of Elizabeth 
(Harman) Streets. 

In a petition of Thomas Donoho to the Orphans' 
Court, 2 March, 1831, he recites that Christopher 
B. Donoho, of Appoquinimink hundred, died in- 
testate, leaving issue, one child, a daughter, named 

"''Pennflylrania Archives," 2d series, yolame 19, pa^ 410. 


Mary Elizabeth Donoho, and that she was at that 
time about two years old. The court appointed 
Thomas Donoho, of Appoquinimink hundred, her 
guardian. Christopher Brooks, of White Olay 
Creek hundred, was accepted as surety. From this 
fact it may be inferred that the letter B in Christo- 
pher B. Donoho's name *• stands for Brooks. ■» 

The Donohos were early settlers in the lower part 
of New Castle county, and for further concerning 
them see the Gbiffin Family. 



(33) I. Mary Ehzabeth Donoho, born 18 May, 

1829 ; died 14 October, 1871 ; married 
Samuel Othoson. 



(23) II. Elias T. Othoson, bom ; died 8 May, 

1893 ; married Sarah A. Clark. 

^'The name in the Orphans' Court records is written Donaho. 
Letters of administration on his estate were issued to Thomas Donoho, 
1 September, 1829. 

*'£liaa Skeer Naudain mairied a daughter of Christopher Brooks, 
of Newark, Delaware. A son of this marriage, Dr. Christopher 
Brooks Naudain, of Chester county, Pa., married, (2), 19 Maj, 
1864, Jane Burton Haiman, bom 1840, daughter of Jacob Harman, 
of Wihnington, Del., and Jane Newlin. 


(9) Sarah Streets (Jacob), born 31 January, 
1801 ; died 21 February, 1868 ; married, 26 March, 
1822, Charles Foster, born 7 July, 1799 ; died 16 
March, 1861, son of Mahlon (died 8 September, 
1824) and Ruth Foster. 

11 April, 1834, Charles Foster announced to his 
friends and the public, through the medium of the 
" Delaware Gazette and American Watchman," of 
Wilmington, that he had assumed charge of the 
" Middletown Inn," lately under the management 
of Nathaniel Covington. He retained the manage- 
ment of the inn for two years. He also held the 
ofSce of postmaster of Middletown. He seems to 
have been a man of some prominence in the town 
and in the affairs of the family. 


(24) I. Ruth Ann Foster, bom 1 December, 

1822 ; died ; married David C. 


(25) II. Mary Elizabeth Foster, bom 7 August, 

1824 ; died 25 August, 1825. 

(26) III. Jane Shade Foster, born 30 January, 

1827 ; died ; married Charles 


(27) IV. George Jackson Foster, bom 3 April, 

1829 ; died ; married, 7 August, 

1855, Margaret N. Zanes, of Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. 


(28) V. Robert Foster, born 23 February, 1832 ; 

died 11 March, 1833. 

(29) VI. Sarah Frances Foster, bom 26 May, 

1834 ; died ; married, 6 July, 

1854, George W. Barnes, bom in 1827; 
died 19 June, 1860, of Middletown, 

(30) VII. Rhoda Catherine Foster, bom 2 March, 

1836 ; died 25 June, 1878 ; married, 
27 May, 1862, Clayton W. Wilds, of 
Middletown, Del. 

(31) VIII. Charies H. Foster, bom 14 Febraary, 

1838 ; died ; married ; 

moved to California. 

(32) IX. Mary Elizabeth Foster, born 12 Feb- 

ruary, 1840; married Job Chamberlain. 

(33) X. Jacob Mahlon Foster, bom 20 Feb- 

ruary, 1842 ; married, 16 October, 
1872, Sarah I. Eliason. 

(34) XI. Caroline Matilda Foster, bom 5 July, 

1844 ; died 20 January, 1854. 


(15) Edward Streets (Jacob, 3, Jacob), born 29 
September, 1814 ; died 3 September, 1882 ; mar- 
ried, 30 November, 1842, Mary Elizabeth Griffin, 
born 25 December, 1819 ; died 13 December, 1881, 
daughter of Jacob Rotheram GriflBn and Susan 

Edward Streets was a bricklayer and stone- 
mason. He learned these trades in Philadelphia, 
where he served an apprenticeship in them. After 
completing his service and mastering the trades, hq 
returned to his native town, where he began busi- 
ness as a contractor and jobber of building. 

He continued in this business until 1859, when 
he purchased a farm of a little more than one hun- 
dred acres, on the Middle Alley Road, about six 
miles from Smyrna, his native town ; and there he 
moved his family in the spring of 1859. 

It was from this farm— then the property of 
Simon Spearman — that the first shipment of peaches 
grown on the Delaware peninsula was sent to a 
distant market, about the year 1840. (Scharf's 

^ For the ancestry of these, see the genealogies of the Bees and 
Griffin families. 



" History of Delaware."). Some of the old trees of 
the original orchard were still standing and bear- 
ing fruit when Edward Streets bought the land in 

He was one of the charter members of the Morn- 
ing Star Lodge, No. 6, of the I. 0. 0. F., of Smyrna, 
instituted 18 June, 1842. 

Ohildbbn of Edward Streets and Mart 

Elizabeth Griffin: 

(35) I. Jacob GriflBn Streets, bom 17 February, 

1845 ; married, 21 April, 1874, Harriet 
Newell Brooks, daughter of Capt. Enoch 
Brooks. He was graduated from the 
Hahnemann Medical School, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., in the class of 1866. He re- 
sides (1912) and practices his profession 
in Bridgeton, New Jersey, where he set- 
tled in 1868, having previously prac- 
ticed medicine for a short time in Potts- 
town, Pa. 

(36) II. Thomas Hale Streets, bom 20 November, 

1847 ; married, 7 September, 1875, Pris- 
cilla Walker, daughter of Thomas R. 
Walker and Mary Baynes, of Chester 
Co., Pa. He was graduated from the 
Medical Department of the University 
of Pennsylvania in the class of 1876. 
He entered the Medical Corps of the 


United States Navy as Assistant Sur- 
geon in 1872 ; was promoted to Passed 
Assistant Surgeon in 1875 ; to Surgeon 
in 1887 ; to Medical Inspector 1899 ; 
and to Medical Director in 1903. He 
was retired from active service 20 No- 
vember, 1909, having reached the retir- 
ing age of 62 years, when retirement is 
(37). III. Samuel GriflBn Streets, born 7 September, 

1850 ; died 27 September, 1868. 

(38) IV. William Eliason Streets, born 25 October, 

1853 ; died 10 July, 1858, from a kick 
of a horse. 

(39) V. David Rees Streets, bom 3 August, 1856 ; 

died 15 July, 1906; married Caroline 
Eudora Carll. 

(40) VI. Edward Streets, .born 29 March, 1859; 

married Susan Shahan. 

(22) Mary Elizabeth Donoho (Catherine, 8, 
Jacob), born 18 May, 1829 ; died 14 October 1871 ; 
married, in 1850, Samuel Othoson, bom 27 Feb- 
ruary, 1822, died 28 January, 1884, son of Samuel 
and Alice Othoson. 

Samuel Othoson was a farmer. He died near 
Townsend, Del. His wife died at St. George's, 


where all their children, except the eldest, were 



(41) I. Catherine Streets Othoson, 27 Novem- 

ber, 1854 ; married, 13 April, 1893, 
Henry Harper. Residence, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

(42) II. Mary Othoson, bom 30 November, 

1856. Residence, Sassafras, Kent 
county, Maryland. 

(43) III. Samuel Othoson, born 5 April, 1858. 

Residence, Sassafras, Kent county, 

(44) IV. Garrett Othoson, bom 15 September, 

1859. Residence, near St. George's, 
New Castle county, Delaware. 

(45) V. Perry Othoson, born 3 March, 1861 ; 

married, — January, 1893, Annie 
Hutchinson. Residence, Townsend, 
Delaware ; afterwards moved to near 
Sassafras, Md. 

(46) VI. Annie Othoson, bom 27 March, 1863 ; 

died 13 September, 1892, at Sassa- 
fras, Maryland ; married, 22 March, 
1883, Edward Walters. 

(47) VII. Elias Othoson, born 20 June, 1867; 

married, 17 January, 1894, Martha 


Hurlock. Residence, near Kennedy- 
ville, Kent county, Maryland, 
(48) VIII. Ida Othoson, born 25 September, 1870 ; 

died 14 December, 1893. 

(23) Elias T. Othoson (Catherine, 8, Jacob), 

born ; died 8 May, 1893 ; married, 26 January, 

1864, Sabah Alyina Clare, born 19 March, 1840, 
at St. George's, New Castle county ; died 15 Decem- 
ber, 1882, daughter of Isaac V. Clark and Sarah B. 
Belville, of Odessa, Delaware. She is buried at St. 
Ann's church, Middletown, Del. 

Elias T. Othoson was a farmer. He was bom at 
Ginn's Corner, Appoquinimink hundred, New 
Castle county, and died near Stanton, Mill Creek 
hundred, in the same county. 



(49) I. Garrett Othoson, bom at Listen's 

Corner, New Castle county, Delaware. 

(50) II. Isaac Clark Othoson, bom at Listen's 

Comer; married Catherine Pierce. 
Residence, near Elkton, Cecil county, 

(51) III. Lillie Othoson, bom at Listen's Comer. 


(62) IV. Margaret C. Othoson, born at Listen's 

Comer; married Henry Stirling. 
Residence, Kirkwood, New Castle 
county, Del. 

(53) V. Lawrence Othoson, bom at Liston's 


(54) VI. Elwood Othoson, born at St. George's, 

New Castle Co. 

(55) VII. Howard Othoson, born at St. George's. 

(56) VIII. Era Othoson, born at St. George's. 

(24) Ruth Ann Foster (Siarah, 9, Jacob), born 

1 December, 1822 ; died ; married, 10 July, 

1845, David C. Rose, bom 13 April, 1823, son of 
Truman Rose and Mary Tool, of Sussex county, 

David C. Rose married, secondly, 16 November, 
1865, Martha Anne Burgess. He was a farmer, 
and lived on rented farms in Kent and Sussex 
counties. In 1888 he was appointed a justice of 
the peace, and after that date he lived in Odessa, 
New Castle county. 


(57) I. Sarah Rose, born ; married John 


(58) II. Truman Rose, bom ; died . 


(59) III. Franklin P. Rose, bom . 

(60) IV. David C. Rose, born 31 August, 1868; 

married Mary H. Thomas. 

(26) Jane Shade Foster (Sarah, 9, Jacob), bom 

30 January, 1827; died ; married, 14 May, 

1854, Charles Schreitz. 

children op jane shade foster and charles 

schreitz : 

(61) I. Leslie Schreitz, born 22 May, 1855 ; mar- 

ried Emma Wright. 

(62) II. Caroline Maria Schreitz, born 6 Decem- 

ber, 1857. 

(63) III. Frederick Charles Schreitz, born 25 May, 

1859 ; married Mary McArdle. 

(64) IV. Sarah Jane Schreitz, born 12 July, 1861 ; 

married John H. Clendaniel, a farmer, 
residing near Kennedyville, Kent, 
county, Maryland. 

(65) V. Ruth N. Schreitz, bom 22 September, 

1863 ; married William A. Rhodes. 


(39) David Rebs Streets (Edward, Jacob, 
Jacob), born 3 August, 1866 ; died 15 July, 1906 ; 
married, 2 October, 1884, Caroline Eudora Carll, 
bom 6 December, 1859, daughter of Robert Bruce 
Carll and Elizabeth Priscilla Rose, of Bridgeton, 
New Jersey. 

David Rees Streets was graduated from the Med- 
ical Department of the University of Pennsylvania 
in 1880, and from the Hahnemann Medical School 
of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1881. His preparatory 
education was received at the South Jersey Insti- 
tute of Bridgeton, New Jersey. He practiced his 
profession in Bridgeton until his death in 1906. 

Children of David Rebs Streets and Caroline 

Eudora Carll : 

(66) I. Dorothy Streets, born 22 November, 1885. 

(67) II. Mary Streets, born 30 July, 1887. 

(68) III. Caril Rees Streets, bom 10 February, 


(40) Edward Streets (Edward, Jacob, Jacob), 
born 29 March 1859 : married Susan Shahan, bom 


1 October, 1854, died 6 March, 1894, daughter of 
Jacob Shahan. 


(69) I. Harry Streets, born 23 July, 1884. 

(70) II. Mary Elizabeth Streets, born 26 Decem- 

ber, 1885 ; married William Hutchison. 

(71) III. Mabel Priscilla Streets, born 8 September, 


(60) David C. Rose (Ruth Ann, Sarah, Jacob), 
born 31 August, 1858 ; married, — May, 1879, 
Mary H. Thomas, daughter of Daniel Thomas and 
Susan M. Smith, of Wilmington, Delaware. 

David 0. Rose was elected a representative of the 
state legislature from the eleventh (Newark) district, 
8 November, 1898, on the Democratic ticket. Dur- 
ing his service in the legislature he was an active 
and an uncompromising foe of Addicks in his efforts 
to become a United States senator. 


(72) I. David L. Rose, bom in 1880. 

(73) II. Roy Cleveland Rose, born in 1885. 

(74) III. Maude Raymond Rose, born ; mar- 

ried Winfield M. Coverdale. 


(70) Mary Elizabeth Streets (Edward, Ed- 
ward, Jacob, Jacob), bom 26 December, 1885; 
married, 1 February, 1911, William Hutchison, 
born 2 August, 1880, son of William Hutchison 
and Virginia Wilds (see page 133, Griffin Family, 
No. 253). 



(75) I. Mary Streets Hutchison, bom 26 October, 

William Hutchison is descended in the fourth 
generation, on his father's side, from Mary Griffin, 
who married William Hutchison (Nathaniel and 
William) ; and on his mother's side, in the third 
generation, from Mary Jane Spruance, who mar- 
ried John Wilds (Virginia). Mary Elizabeth 
Streets is descended from the same two families on 
her father's side, from Jemima Spruance, who mar- 
ried David Rees, whose daughter, Susan, married 
Jacob Rotheram Griffin (Mary Elizabeth and 
Samuel), being of the fifth generation from the 
Spruance line and of the third from the Griffin. 


Abington, 111., 29 

Adams CbuDtj, Ohio, 28 

Appoquinimink, 70, 73 

Appoquinimink Hundred, 

32, 33, 34, 37, 70, 74, 93, 94 

Atlanta, Ga., 53 

Baltimore County, Md., 9 

Baltimore, Md., 7, 8, 10, 41, 48 

Belmont Hall, 12 

Berkeden, 59 

Berkeley County, S. C, 51, 52 

Berks Co., Pa., 80 

Blackbird Creek, 70 

Blooming Grove, Ind., 30 

Bohemia Manor, 73 

Bohemia Biver, Md. , 35 

Bridgeton, N. J., 98, 104 

Calvert County, Md., 46 

Camden, Del., 11 

Canterbury, 57 

Caroline Co., Md., 63, 67 

Cecil County, Md., 39, 46, 46 

Centreville, Md., 64 

Charles County, Md., 32, 33 

Charleston, S. C., 

41, 46, 47, 48, 50, 61 

Charlestown, Md., 39 

Chester, 67 

Chester County, Pa., 94, 98 

Chestertown, Md., 39,40, 41 

Cool Springs, Del., 68 

Connecticut, 39 

Cypress Boad, 34 

Dartmouth, 58 

Devonshire, 58 

Dorchester Co. , Md., 71 

Dover 57 

Dover, Del., 

11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 29, 39, 76 
Dragon Creek, 74 

Drawyer's Creek, 73, 93 

Duck Creek,. 10, 36 

Duck Creek Cross Boads, 

11, 12, 13, 20, 24, 26, 88 
Duck Creek Hundred, 
11, 18, 19, 20, 21, 30, 39, 40, 89, 90 

Duck Creek Neck, : 21 

£astem Shore, Md. , 
7, 10, 19, 39, 40, 41, 64, 66, 67, 71 

Elk Neck, Md., 46 

Elkton, Md., , 101 

Ellicott City, Md., 66 

Elicott Mills, Md., 92 

Erming Strete, 57 

Falls City, Neb 44 

Fieldsboro, Del., 70 

Fosse, 57 

Franklin County, Ind., 30, 31 

Fulling Mill Road, 34 

Georgetown, S. C, 60 

George's Creek, 10 

Gillingham 60 

Ginn's Comer, 101 

Glastonbury, 58, 60 

Gravelly Bun, 19 

Great Bohemia Creek, 35 

Great Namaha, Neb. , 45 

Green's Branch, ., 36 

Hale's Comer, 40 

Hangman's Creek, 70 

Harford County, Md., 9,59 

Herefordshire, 58 

Hikenilde Strete, 57 

Howard County, Md., 66, 92 

Ireland, 58 

Indian Biver Hundred, 68, 69 

Kennedyville, Md., 101,103 

Kent County, Del., 11, 14, 16, 
17, 22, 28, 29, 34, 37, 64, 
69,82 89 



Kent GountT, Md., 7, 10, 19, 

27,34,39.40,41 76 

Kent, England 58,60,64 

Kent Island, Md., 7, 10, 38 

Kenton Hundred, 69 

Kimble Neck, ; 71 

Kirkwood, Del, 102 

Knox Coxmijf IlL 29 

Lewes, 68, 68 

Lincolnshire, 7, 61 

Liston's Comer, 101,102 

Little Bohemia Creek, 35 

Little Creek Hundred, 17, 34, 81, 90 

London, 58,64,80 

Longford, 58 

I>mme, 57 

Mauldin Mountain, 46 

Middle Alley Boad, 97 

Middle Neck, 35 

Middletown, Del., 31, 35, 38, 
73, 74, 76, 85, 86, 87, 93, 

95,96, 101 

MilUngton, Md. , 40 

Millsboro, 68 

Monk's Bisborough, 59 

Moortown, 69 

Mount Pleasant, S. C, .. 41, 51, 52 

Murderkill Hundred, 17,18 

Murphej's Mill Boad, 34 

Nashville, Tenn., 53 

Nassau, 46,47, 50 

Newark, Del., 94, 105 

New Amsterdam, 8 

Newcastle, 11,70,82,93 

New Castle County, 10, 32, 36, 
37, 63, 64, 70, 73, 74, 75, 

81,82, 94 

New York, N. Y., 47 

North Elk, Md., 39 

Noxontown, Del., 93 

Odessa, Del 101, 102 

Ogeehee Biver, 46, 49 

Old Duck Creek,.... 91 

Panama, 36 

Papaw Branch, 34 

Pembridge, 58 

Penn's Neck, N. J., 37 

Philadelphia, Pa., 

24, 36, 38, 47, 65, 75, 97, 98, 100 

Portsmouth, 80 

Pottstown, Pa., 98 

Queen Anne's County, Md., 

64, 67, 85 

Bed Lion Hundred, 63, 74 

Bees's Comer, 40 

Bichmond, Ind., 30, 44 

Bock Hall, Md., 40 

Botterdam, 80 

Salem County, N. J., 37 

Salisbury, Del., .». 91 

Sassafras, Md., 100 

Sassafras Biver, Md., 39 

Saxon Shore, 62 

Seven Hickories, 69 

Smyrna, Del., 10, 11, 12, 13, 24, 
35, 36, 37. 39, 41, 88, 89, 

97, 98 

Somerset, 58, 60 

Somerset County, Md., ..10, 71 

South Elmham, 59 

St. Ann's, 74, 85, 86, 101 

Stanton, Del., 101 

Start Bay, 58 

St. George's, Del., 

63, 99, 100, 101, 102 
St. George's Hundred, 

35, 71, 72, 73, 79, 81, 86, 91 

St. John, N. B., 47 

St. Mary's County, Md., 33 

Stone Street, 68 

Stony Streat, 57 

Street,.. 58, 60 

Street Court, 58 

Sussex County, Del 68, 71, 102 

Sussex, England, 58, 60 

Talbot Co., Md., 63, 64, 66, 67 

Townsend, Del., 93, 99, 100 

Trappe, Md., 64, 66 

Tripoli, 25 

Waddington, England, 7 

Washington, D. C., ...25, 26, 45, 88 

Watling Street, 57 

Wayne County, Ind., 30, 31, 43 

Wendovere, 59 


West Dover Hundred 16 Wilmington, Del., 

Westmeath, 68 34, 63, 83, 86, 94, 95, 106 

West New Jersey 36, 37 Yorkshire, 61 

White Clay Creek Hundred, 94 Yorktown, 65 

Wicomico Co., Md., 71 


Alfree, William, 77 

Alston, Israel, 81 

Alston, Manr, 81 

Alston, Sarah, 81 

Amott, Thomas, SO 

Astreates, Joane, 60 

Astreates, Marrian, 60 

Astreates, Richard, 60 

Astreates, Sara, 60 

aStrete, Thomas, 60 

aStrete, William, 60 

atte Strete, Bartholomew, 59 

atte Strete, Christina, 69 

Baltimore, Lord, 8 

Bainbridge, Captain, 25 

Baker, Captain, 49 

Barnes, George W. , 96 

Barnes, M.C., 92 

Barratt, Marj, 21 

Barrick, John, 102 

Barrol, L. Wethered, 39 

Bajnaid, Mary, 28, 38, 41, 45 

Baynard, Natnan, 38 

Baynes, Mary, 98 

BeWille, Sarah B. , 101 

Biddle, Qement, 13 

Boden, Joseph, 38 

Boden, Natalie, 35,38 

Bonchelle, Dr^^ 73 

Bovnd, Marj Fiske, 36 

Bradley, Mary, 9 

Brooks, Christopher, 94 

Brooks, Enoch, 98 

Brooks, Harriet Newell, 98 

Buckingham, Howell 19 

Backinffham, Mercy, 19 

Bnrbank, J. Edward, 44, 45 

Buigess, Martha Ann, ... 102 

Busby, Aan, 36 

Calvert, Leonard, 32,33 

Carll, Caroline Eudora, 99, 104 

Carll, Bobert Bruce, 104 

Carre, Johane, 60 

Carre, John, 60 

Chamberlain, Job, 96 

Chapman, John, 24 

Oark, Betty, 68 

Clark, Isaac V., 101 

Clark, Sarah Alvioa, 94, 101 

aark, William, 71 

Clayton, John, 12 

Clayton, John M., 11 

Clayton, Joshua, ..16, 73, 74, 78, 79 

Clendaniel, John H., 103 

Cochran, John P., 71 

Collins, Thomas, 12 

Connelly, John, 74 

Conrad, Hen rjr C, 69 

Coverdale, Wmfield M. , 105 

Covington, Nathaniel, 95 

Craig, Bobert, 76 

Crawford, Jno., 77 

Cummins, John, 90 

Cusby, Elizabeth, 38 

Danner, , 31 

Danner, Anna Maria, 31 

David, Owen, 19 

Deakyne, Elizabeth, 82 

Beakyne, John, 82 

de Farundone, Simon, 59 

de la Strete, John, 59 

Denroche, Christopher T. , 41 

de Strata, Felicia, 59 

de Strata, Bobert 59 

Bonoho, Christopher Brooks, 

84, 92, 98, 94 

Donoho, Mary Elizabeth, 94,99 

Donoho. Thomas, 93,94 

Duane, William, 74 

Durham, Israel, 69 



Durham, John, 69 

Edenfield, WUliam, 26 

Eliuon, Sarah I., 96 

Elworthy, Fred. T., 61 

Farson, Henry, 21, 22 

Fanson, Jane, 21, 22 

FaiBon, John, 21, 22 

Ferguson, CoUn, 39 

Field, Benjamin, 82 

Field, Sarah, 82 

Fuher, Fenwick, 11 

Fisher, James, 11 

Fisher, John, 11 

Fisher, Joshpa, 11 

Fisher, Sarah Ann, 11 

Fisher, Thomas, 11 

Fiske, John, 36, 36 

Foot, George, 87 

Foster, Garoline Matilda, 96 

Foster, Charles, 84, 91, 95 

Foster, Charles H., 96 

Foster, Qeorge Jackson, 95 

Foster, Jacob Mahlon, 96 

Foster, Jane Shade, 95, 103 

Foster, Mahlon, 95 

Foster, Mary Elizabeth, 95, 96 

Foster, Bhoda Catherine, 96 

Foster, Robert, 96 

Foster, Ruth, 95 

Foster, Ruth Ann, 95, 102 

Foster, Sarah Frances, 96 

Fountain, Andrew, 92 

Fountain, Elizabeth, 91, 92 

Fountain, Jacob, 91, 92 

Fountain, John 92 

Fountain, Eesiah, 91 

Fountain, Sarah Ann, 92 

Fountain, Thomas, 83, 91 

Fountain, William, 91, 92 

Oaillard, Christopher, 49 

Garrett, , So 

Gill, Robert, 80 

Gonce. Abraham, 73 

Gooden, John C, 3 

Gooding, Rachel, 82 

Gooding, William, 82 

Green. Ann 31, 32, 83, 34, 38 

Green, Charles, 37 

Green, Cuthbert, 33 

Green, Cuthbert Sewell, 

31, 34, 35, 37, 38 

Green, Edmund Brewster, 36 

Green, Edmund Fiske, 36 

Green, Francis, 32, 33 

Green, George, 37 

Green, Humphrey, 36 

Green, Humphreys, — 36 

Green, James, 37 

Green, John, 33,37 

Green, Leonard, 32,33 

Green, Margaret, 37 

Green, Martha, 33 

Green, Mary, 33 

Green, Mary Ann Sewell, 33 

Green, ULemy^ ....19, 36 

Green, Natalie, 38 

Green, Philemon, 88, 89 

Green, Randolpha, 38 

Green, Rebecca Bams, 18, 30, 32 

Green, Robert, 32, 33 

Green, Sarah, 37 

Green, Sewell, 

30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 85, 38 

Green, Thomas, 19, 32, 33, 37 

Green, Victor, .. 38 

Green, William, 36, 37, 38 

Griffin, Jacob Rotheram, 97, 106 

Griffin, Mary, 106 

Griffin. Mar]r Elizabeth, 91, 97, 106 
Hail and Haile, see Hale. 

Haines, E. L., 47 

Hale, Allen, 29 

Hale, Colin, 41 

Hale, Colin Ferguson, 

14, 27. 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46 

Hale, Elizabeth 10, 15, 28 

Hale, Elizabeth Maulden, 53 

Hale, Elizabeth Scott, 42 

Hale, Frances, 9 

Hale, George, 10 

Hale, Henry, 9, 10 

Hale, Henry Rich, 53 

Hale, Joseph. 

10, 14, 15,16, 17,24,27,28 



Hale, Mary 9, 15, 17, Ig,'^, 41 

Hale, Matilda, 

9, 10, 14, 15, 29, 83. «8 

Hale, Miriam, 29 

Hale, Neal, 9 * 

Hale, Nicholas, 8, 9, 10 

Hale, Samnel, 14, 15, 27, 28. 29 

Hale, Sarah, 16, 88 

Hale, Thomas, 

7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 14, 26, 29, 88 

Hale, Thomas Bajnard, 41, 45 

Hale, William, 

14, 16, 25, 26, 27, 28, 45 
Hale, William Maulden, 

42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 53 

Hales, John, 10 

Hales. Mary, 21 

Hall, David, 67 

Hall, Hampton, 31 

Hall, Mary, 31 

Hambly, Richard, 82 

Hanoe, 87 

Hannon, Jenny, 68 

Hanson, James, 86 

Hanson, John, 86 

Hanson, Martha, 88, 85, 86 

Hanson, Priscilla, 86 

Harman, Andrew, 71, 81, 82, 93 

Harman, Elizabeth 

29, 71, 80, 81, 83, 90, 93 

Harman, Daniel, 80 

Harman, Israel Alston, 93 

Harman, Jacob, 

71, 79, 81, 88, 98, 94 

Harman, Jane Burton, 94 

Harman, Johan Jacob, 80 

Harman, John 81 

Harman, John Alston, 81 

Harman, Jonathan Alston, 81 

Harman, Mary, 71 

Harman, Sarah, 81 

Harper, Henry, 100 

Hawk, Samuel, 80 

Hawkins, Samuel, 85 

Hawks, Joseph 76 

Head, Adam, 33 

Heaton, Hannah 86 


Higgins, Jesse, 73, 74 

Higgins, Lawrence 73 

Higj^ins, Mary, ' 78 

Holliday, Mary, 11 

Howell, Lydia, 23 

Howell, Morris, 23 

Hull, George, 18 

Hull, Rebecca, 19 

Hunn, John 86 

Hurlock« Martha, 101 

Hutchinson, Annie 100 

Hutchison, Mary Streets, 106 

Hutchison, Nathaniel, 106 

Hutchison, William, 105, 106 

Hutson, Ann, 20 

Hyland, Rebecca, 39 

Irwin, J. D., 44 

Jamesion, Andrew, 19 

Jamesion, Genett, 19 

Jamison, Adam, 7 

Jamison, Adeline 31, 43 

Jamison, Alexander, 24, 25 

Jamison, Andrew, 18, 20, 21, 22 

Jamison, Ann, 21, 22, 28 

Jamison, Anna Maria, 31, 43 

Jamison, Catherine, 24 

Jamison, Geoi^e Little, 21, 22 

Jamison, Jane, 20 

Jamison, Janett, 24,25 

Jamison, Joseph, 24 

Jamison, Joshua, 24, 25 

Jamison, Mary, ..14, 20, 24, 25, 31 

Jamison, Mazimillian, 29 

Jamison, Phoebe, 32, 43 

Jamison, Rebecca Barns,.. 30, 31, 34 
Jamison, Robert, 
14, 16, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 26, 30, 43 

Jamison, Robert Sewell, 43 

Jamison, Sewell Robert, 

31, 32, 43, 44, 
Jamison. Thomas, 14, 16, 17, 18, 

21, 22, 24,30, 31, 32, 34 43 

Jaquett, Peter, 67 

Jemerson, Joseph, 24 

Jemerson, Robert, 24 

Jemisson, Alexander, 20 

Jemisson, Jennett, 19, 20 



JemiflBoni Joseph, , 19 

JemissoD, Joehua ...., 19 

Jemiason, Thomas, , 19 

Johnson, Calvin K., 48 

Johnston, George, 4^ ' 

Jones, Abel, 2S 

Jones, Alexander, 24 

Jones, Ann, 22 

Jones, Ann Jane, 24 

Jones, Enoch, 23 

Jones, David, 22,23 

Jones. James Howell, 23 

Jones, Lvdia, 23 

Jones, Mary, 22, 23 

Jones, Thomas, 23 

Jossison, Cornels [Comeliiis] ... 93 

Jossison, Geertia, 93 

Joy, Edward, 89,90 

L^, J. Heniy, 60 

Leach, Frank Willing, 72 

Lore, Aoley, 36 

Lore, Charles B., 36 

Lore, Eldad, 35,36,37 

Lore, Jane, 36 

Lyle, James, 76,78 

Marsh, , 31 

Marsh, Adeline, 31 

Massey, Ann, 30,34 

Massey, Joseph, 34 

Massey, Rebecca, 34 

Mauldin, Benjamin Francis, 45 

Mauldin, Francis, 45,46 

Manldin, Henry, 45 

Maaldin, John, 45 

Mauldin, Mary, 46 

McArdle, Mary, 103 

McCracken, Hugh, 76, 77 

McCrone, Hannah Mary, 24 

Monroe, James, 88 

Morris, Ann, 13 

Morris, Edward Joy, 90 

Morris, Mordecai, 13 

Morris, William, 90 

Morton, J. Sterlings 44, 45 

Naudain, Arnold, 82 

Naudain, Christopher Brooks,... 94 
I^audain, Cornelius 82, 83 

Naudain, EilaaSkeer, 94 

Naudain, Elizabeth, 82 

Naudain, Hester, 81, 82 

Naudain, Mary, 82 

Naudain, Bachel, 82 

Naudain, Robert, 82 

Naudain, Sarah, 82 

Naudain, Susan, 3l| 82 

Naudain, Susannah, ......^ 82 

Neill, Henry, 76, 77, 79 

Newiin, Jane,... ^ 94 

Othoson, Alice, >. 99 

Othoson, Annie, lOO 

Othoson, Catherine Streets, lOO 

Othoson, Eiias, 100 

Othoson, EliasT., 94,101 

Othoson, Elwood, 102 

Othoson, Era, 102 

Othoson, Garrett, 

84, 92, 93, 100, 101 

Othoson, Howard, 102 

Othoson, Ida, 101 

Othoson, Isaac Clark, 101 

Othoson, John, ,.. 92 

Othoson, Lawrence, 102 

Othoson, Lillie, 101 

Othoson, Margaret C, 102 

Othoson, Mary, 100 

Othoson, Perry, 100 

Othoson, Samuel, 94, 99, 100 

Othoson, Sarah, 92 

Othoson (Streets), Catherine, .. 65 

Otto, Garret, 98 

Otto, Geertia, 93 

Ourys, William, * 59 

Paine, Clarence S., *. 45 

Parker, George, 78, 79 

Peacock, Edward, «.... 61 

Penn, William 8 

Pennington, John, 73 

Peterson, Mary, 78 

Pickering, General, 77 

Pierce, Catherine, 101 

Pope, Charles, 20 

Priestlev, Samuel, 90 

Pyle, Howard, 12 

Rees, Eleanor, 28 



Rees, Elimbeth S 80, 81 

Bees, David, 106 

Bees, John, 19, 31, 82, 34 

Bees, John Binggold, 28 

Bees, Susan, ^, 106 

Bees, Thomas, 31 

Bees,WillardH., 80 

Beid, John 76 

Bhodes, William A., 108 

Rich, William Henry, 42 

Rogers, Daniel, 16 

Boo, Walter, 69 

Rose, David C, ....96, 102, 103, 106 

Bose, David L. , 105 

Bose, Elizabeth Priscilla, 104 

Bose, Franklin P., 103 

Bose, MaQ4e Baymond, ,. 105 

Bose, Boy Cleveland, 105 

Bose, Sarah, 102 

Bose, Truman, 102 

Boss, Letitia Lofland, 38 

Boss, William H., 88 

Schee, Hermanns, 82 

Schee, James, 82 

Schee, Mary, 82 

Schreitz, Caroline Maria, 103 

Schreitz, Charles, 95, 103 

Schreitz (Foster), Jane, 65 

Schreitz, Frederick Charles, 103 

Schreitz, Leslie, 103 

Schreitz, Buth N., 103 

Schreitz, Sarah Jane, 103 

Scott, Elizabeth 38, 45 

Seabury, Bishop, 39 

Sewell, Cuthbert, 33 

Sewell, Mary, - 33 

Shahan, Jacob, 105 

Shahan, Susan, 99, 104 

Sheer, Sarah, 37 

Shorte, Luce, 60 

Smith, Samuel 76 

Smith, Susan M., 105 

Spearman, Simon, 97 

Spruance, E[noch], 88 

Spruance, Jane, 21,22 

Spruance, Jemima, 106 

spruance, John, 21 

Spraanee, Mary Jane, 106 

Spruance, P[r^ey], 88 

Spruance, Presley, 13, 28 

Steedman, Captain, 47 

Stevenson, Henry, 18 

Stirling, Henry, 102 

Stonestreet, 58 

Streats, Eliza, 83 

Street, David, 68 

Street, David P. , 63 

Street, Haslet, 68 

Street, Hayslett, 68 

Street, Jacob, 76, 79 

Street, Jeremiah, 68 

l^reet, Joane, 70 

Street, John, 70,71 

Street, Bobert, 79 

Streets, Amelia, 87 

Streets, Ann, 66 

Streets, Oarll Bees, 104 

Streets, Catherine, 84, 92, 93 

Streete, Catherines., 87 

Streets, David 63, 68, 69 

Streets, David B., 63 

Streete, David Bees, 99, 104 

Streete, Dorothy, 104 

Streets, Edward, 

90. 91, 97, 98, 99, 104 

Streets, Edward B., 63, 64, 66 

Streete, Elizabeth, 65, 66, 74, 83, 93 

Streete, George, 66, 67 

Streete, Harry, 105 

Streete, Jacob, 14, 15, 29, 59, 63, 
65, 67, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 
76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 83, 88, 

89 90 

Streete, Jacob Griffin, 98 

Streete, James, 66 

Streete, James B. , ..." 66 

Streete, Jeremiah, 63 

Streete. John, 64, 66, 83 

Streete, John Hanson, 87 

Streete, Kesiah 83, 91 

Streete, Mabel Priscilla, 105 

Streete, Margaret, 63 

Streete, Martha, 85 

Streete, Mary, 66, 104 




Streets, Mary Elizabeth, 105, 106 

Streets, Matilda 14, 16, 89, 90 

Streets, Bichard, 66 

Streete, Robert, 76, 77, 78, 84 

Streets, Samuel, 63, 64, 66 

Streets, Samuel Griffin, 99 

Streets, Sarah, 66, 84, 86, 87, 95 

Streets, Sarah Ann, 15, 43, 60, 91 

Streets, Thomas, 64, 66 

Streets, Thomas Hale, 98 

Streets, William, 

66, 66, 75, 81, 83, 86, 86 

Streets, William Eliason, 99 

Streets, Wingate, 68,69 

Streett, Jacob, 59 

Taylor, President, 11 

Thomas, Daniel, 105 

Thomas, MaryH., 103, 105 

Tool, Mary, 102 

Tyng, 38 

Vansant, Bichard, 83 

Walker, Priscilla^ 98 

Walker, Thomas B., W 

Wallis, Major E., 47, 4S 

Walters, Edward, 100 

Washington, General, 77 

Weaver, George, 86 

Webster, Dickinson, 82 

Webster, Susannah, 82 

Wells, Mary, 23 

Wilds, Clayton W., 96 

Wilds, John, 106 

Wilds, Virginia, 106 

Williams, Edward, 70 

Williams, James, 70 

Wilson, Sarah, 78 

Witherspoon, Mary, 73 

Witherspoon, Thomas, 73, 76 

Woodall, John, 17, 80 

Worden, John, 46 

Worrell, Mary, -21 

Wright, Emma, 108 

Wright, John, 68 

Zanes, Margaret N., 95 


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