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Evans, a native of Radnorshire, Wales, landed in 
Philadelphia in the year 1695, ^i^h his family, consisting of 
his wife, two sons Roger and John, and the latter's wife 
Lydia and their daughter. 

Evans, m. They had two sons (i and 2) Roger and 

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1. Roger Evans. 

m. Mary , and had children. (3 and 4) 

Eleanor and Lettice. 

The will of Roger Evans of London Britain, in the 

^^ County of Chester and Province of Pennsylvania, dated Jan- 

"K^ I uary 3, 1738. (Will book B page 34) Item. — I give and be- 

, queath to my well beloved daughter Eleanor (now married to 

^^ Morgan Jones) the sum of five shillings. Item. — I give and 

z^ bequeath to my well beloved daughter Lettice (now married 

to Thomas Morgan) the sum of five shillings. Item. I give 

\^ to Mary, my well beloved wife, whom I likewise constitute 

"^N. my executrix, all and singular my lands, tenements, goods 

^ and chattels by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed while 

j^ she continues my widow. Provides for a possible unborn 

V^ child. 

I constitute my well beloved friends John Jones and 
William Sample supervisors of this my last will and to stand 
as guardians. 

Letters granted to Mary Evans, February 6, 1738. 
Appraisal made by Richard Whitting and John Ran- 
kin, £105-3-1. 

In an account filed May 31, 1740, an allowance is 
claimed for cash paid Moses Scott for a coffin, six shillings. 

2. John Evans. 

d. April 26, 1740. 

m. Lydia ; she died December 23, 1735. They had 

a daughter who died soon after their arrival, and a son (5) 

October 19, 1700, a warrant was issued to John Evans, 
late of Radnorshire, Wales, for 300 acres of land in New 
Castle County, Delaware, next or near Reece Thomas, ex- 
ecuted February 8, 1701. 

January 20, i/OO, a warrant was issued for 100 acres 
on the old Mill Creek, next to the Proprietary's Manor, where 
he is now seated; executed February 19, 1701. 

Twelfth month fifth, 1701, James Powell, surveyor, 
gave an account to James Logan of the Welsh purchases and 
recommended that warrants be issued, inter alia, to John 
Evans for 100 acres. 

September 29, 1714, the Commissioners of William 
Penn granted to John Evans of the County of Chester 100 
acres of land on White Clay Creek, County of Chester, con- 
sideration twenty-two pounds ten shillings, being part of a 
tract of 30,000 acres surveyed for William and Letitia Penn, 
known as Stenning Manor. 

March 14, 1722, John Evans of the County of New 
Castle upon Delaware River, purchased from Tobias Collett 
of London, haberdasher; Daniel Quare of London, watch- 
maker and Henry Gouldney of London, linendraper, 200 
acres of land on a branch of White Clay Creek in Chester 
County, Pennsylvania, consideration forty-three pounds. 

August 4, 1725, John Evans, Sr., of London Britain, 
Chester County, Yeoman, and John Evans, Jr. of the same, 
conveyed to the Elders of the Church of Christ meeting at 
the Iron Hill, commonly called Baptists, all that tract of 
land in London Britain, already laid out, for the purpose of 
erecting a house for divine worship, consideration of paying 
yearly the sum of one six pence sterling money if demanded 
on the day of St. Michael the Archangel. 

1725, John Evans, Sr., was assessed in London Britain 
Township at ten shillings six pence, there being but one other 
rated as high and John Evans, Jr., was assessed five shillings 
six pence. 

John Evans, Sr. and his wife Lydia were admitted 
members of the Welsh Tract Baptist Church by baptism in 
1710 (i page 68). 

John Evans, Dafydd Efan, Shon Evan, Lydia Efans 
were signers of the confession of Faith of the Welsh Tract 
Baptist Meeting, February 4, 1716. 

Will of John Evans, Sr, 

In the name of God, Amen. The thirteenth day of 
September in the year of our Lord God 1738, I, John Evans, 
Sr., of London Britain Township, in the County of Chester 
and Province of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, being ancient and 
much decayed in body but of perfect mind and sound memory, 
thanks be to God for the same, therefore calling to mind the 
mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for 
all men once to die, do make and ordain this for it is my last 
will and testament (irrevocably). That is to say first and 
principally I give and recommend my soul into the hands of 
God that gave it, and my body I commend it to the earth to be 
buried in a Christian-like manner after the discretion of my 
executrix hereafter to be named, and as touching such tem- 
poral estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with 
in this life, I give, bequeath and dispose of the same in manner 
and form following, viz.: 

Imprimus. I will that all debts which I owe or may 
hereafter owe at the time of my death, together with my 
funeral expenses, to be duly paid in convenient time after my 
decease. Item. — I give and bequeath to John Evans, Jr. my 
grandson. Twenty-five pounds present currency tO' be paid 
him by my executrix when he is of full age. Item. — I give 
and bequeath to my grandchild, Evan Evans, the sum of 
Twenty-five pounds when of full age. Item. — I give and 
bequeath to my grandchildren, George and Peter Evans, 
Thirty-five pounds to each of said sons, to be paid them when 
of full age, and if it shall happen that any of the said sons 
may happen to die in their nonage, the portion or portions 
to be equally divided betwixt the survivor or survivors of 
the said sons. Item. — I give and bequeath to my grand- 
daughters, Mary and Lydia Evans, the sum of Twenty-five 
pounds to each of them, and likewise all my household stuff 
and furniture of my house to be equally divided betwixt said 
daughters when of age or married. If so be that any of 
them should happen to die in their nonage, the survivor to 
enjoy the whole. Item. — I give the filley of my sorrel mare 
to the said John Evans, Jr. Item. — I give the said sorrel mare 
to my grandson, Evan Evans. Item. — I give and bequeath 
unto my daughter-in-law, Jane Evans, all the remainder of 
the purchase money due to me from the estate where Peter 
McCathers now dwelleth thereon, and likewise I give and 
bequeath unto said Jane Evans, one ox-cart, four cows and 

a black horse called Rock, and I also give and dispose all 
the rents, profits and demands of another tract or farm, now 
in the tenor and occupancy of one Patrick Hamilton, to hold 
to her the said Jane, until such time as that they the said 
Evan, George and Peter attain to their full age, and then I 
will that the said farm or tract of land be sold to the best 
advantage and the price or sales thereof to be equally divided 
betwixt them. Item. — I give to my well beloved friend Owen 
Thomas, Three pounds soon after my decease. Item. — I give 
my best suit of clothes to John Robinson and Five shillings 
apiece to Samuel Rankin and John Sliver and lastly I do 
hereby nominate appoint constitute and ordain my said daugh- 
ter-in-law, Jane Evans, my only and sole executrix of this my 
last will and testament, of all and singular the remainder of 
my goods, chattels and credits, by her fully to be enjoyed 
and possessed forever, and likewise I do nominate and ap- 
point my trusty friend, Reynold Howell to be as supervisor 
and trustee of this my last will and to see it regularly per- 
fected and fully accomplished, revoking and disannulling all 
other wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming 
this and none other to be for my last will and testament. In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
my seal the day and year first above written. 

John X Evans^ Senr. Seal 

Chester, May 27, 1740. Then personally appeared 
John Jones and John Rankin witnesses to the within will etc. 
Letters testamentary were granted to Jane Evans. An inven- 
tory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of 
John Evans, Sr., was filed May 16, 1740, amounting to 
299 pounds, 7 shillings. Among other things were: 

£ s. d. 

Wearing apparel 8 16 6 

13 pewter plates 17 4 

5 pewter dishes i 

An old horse 5 

A mare and colt 6 

A black filley 5 

A chafif bed, bolster, bedstead and 

clothing I 5 


£ s. d. 

A spinning wheel 3 

A feather bed, bolster and rug 4 lo 

3 cows 9 

2 yearling heifers i lO- 

John Evans, Sr., was an Elder of the Welsh Tract 
Baptist meeting 


3. Eleanor Evans, i. 

m. December 17, 1724 (at Old Swedes Church, Wil- 
mington, Del.) Morgan Jones of Pencader Hundred, New 
Castle County, Pa. (now Delaware). 

They had children (5A-5L), Ann, David, Abel, Joshua, 
Zachariah, Morgan, John, Lettice and Esther. 

4. Lettice Evans, i. 

m. Thomas Morgan. 

5. John Evans, Jr., 2, 

b. 1700, d. April 14, 1738, buried in London Tract 
Baptist Churchyard. 

m. 1720 Mary ; d. June 2, 1721. 

They had a son who died in infancy. 

m. Secondly, 1722, Jane Howell; d. 1794- 

Daughter of Reynold and Mary (George) Howell. They 
had children (6-1 1), Mary, Lydia, John, Evan, George and 

The London Tract Baptist Church, of which a number in 
the Evans, Whitting and Davis families were members, and 
where they and many of their descendants are buried in its 
churchyard, is located in London Britain Township, Chester 
County, Pennsylvania. The early minutes were destroyed by 
a servant girl in the home of the church clerk, who tore the 
leaves from the old book and used them in lighting fires. 

By deed dated August 4, 1725, John Evans, Sr., and 
John Evans, Jr., for the consideration of paying yearly the sum 
of one six pence, if demanded, conveyed all that plat of land 
in the said London Britain, as is already laid out for the pur- 
pose of erecting a house for divine worship. 

From will of Thomas Morris (Will Book A, page 340), 
dated November 26, 173 1. I do give and bequeath to Owen 
Thomas and Richard Whitting the sum of two pounds for the 

use of ye meeting house that is in the Indian town in London 
Britain. The meeting house was therefore built between 1725 
and 1 73 1. 

There was not a separate church organization here how- 
ever until on November 21, 1780. The Church of Christ at 
Welsh Tract, holding believers' baptism, personal election, 
final perseverance &c. To all whom it may concern: Whereas 
a number of our brethren and sisters, residing in the London 
Tract, made application to be dismissed from us to be em- 
bodied into a church by themselves, the reasons being satis- 
factory to us it is agreed that the following persons shall be 
dismissed for that purpose. There were three men and fifteen 
women, among them being John, Jane and Mary Evans, Sarah 
and Deborah Whitting. On November 22, 1780, they were 
constituted a church at London Tract, Thomas Fleeson being 
their first pastor. 

The oldest legible tombstone in the graveyard is Nioma, 
the daughter of Joseph Thomas, who departed this life 
August the 1st, 1730, aged 53 years and 7 months. Here also 
lies two of her brethren by her side. 

In 1 7 18, Reynold Howell, a native of Wales, with his wife 
Mary and their six chillren, z'ic: Jane, Lewis, Mary, 
George, Margaret and William, arrived in Philadelphia. He 
purchased a farm on the Delaware River below the mouth of 
the Christiana Creek, in 1719. He sold this farm and pur- 
chased another in the Welsh Settlement. He and his wife 
Mary, signed the Confession of Faith of the Welsh Tract Bap- 
tist Meeting, at Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Pa. 
(now Delaware). In 1724 he was Ruling Elder of this Meet- 
ing. His death and that of his wife are given in the records of 
said Meeting (published by the Historical Society of Dela- 
ware, Vol. 4, page 70). His wife's name was Mary George. 

They had another child who was born February 12, 1728. 
She married first at Pennypack Baptist Church, June 4, 1746, 
Rev. Abel Morgan, by whom she had issue. She married sec- 
ondly circa 1780, James Dungan, a grandson of the Rev. 
Thomas Dungan, the first Baptist clergyman of Pennsylvania. 
The minutes of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, thus 
comment on her death: ''July 3- ^797, we have this day re- 
ceived the mournful intelligence that our beloved sister and 
Mother in Israel, Elizabeth Dungan, was we trust translated 
to the Church Triumphant." Her daughter Mary Morgan 

married Capt. Benj. Dungan, a Revolutionary Officer, and 
for thirty-six years a deacon of the Lower DubUn Baptist 
Church. He was a son of her second husband, James Dungan. 

An indenture made the fifteenth day of August, A. D. 
1724, between Thomas Morrice of London Tract, in the 
County of Chester, and EHnor, his wife, and Richard Whit- 
ting, of London Tract aforesaid, and Hannah, his wife, of the 
one part, and Reynold Howell, of White Clay Creek Hun- 
dred, in the County of New Castle, upon Delaware, store- 
keeper, of the other part, for the consideration of forty pounds, 
conveyed 250 acres of land in White Clay Creek Hundred. 
This deed is witnessed by John Evan, Jr. 

An indenture made the twelfth day of January, in the 
twenty-fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
the Second, by the Grace of God King of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and defender of the faith, in the year of our Lord 
God one thousand seven hundred and fifty, between Thomas 
Howell of White Clay Creek Hundred, in the County of New 
Castle on Delaware, Flatman, and Martha, his wife, of the 
one part, and Reynold Howell of the same place, farmer, of 
the other part, for the consideration of 147 pounds present 
currency, have granted to the said Reynold Howell 4i^)4 acres 
and 20 perches arrable meadow, wood and pasture. Situated 
between the road leading from Abel Armstrong's to Ogletown. 

An indenture made November 25, 1759, between Reynold 
Howell of the Town of Newark, in New Castle County, on 
Delaware, and Mary, his wife, of the one part, and Ebenezer 
Howell, of the same place, innholder, of the other part, for 
the consideration of 400 pounds, granted 240 acres of land in 
White Clay Creek Hundred. "And lastly, the said Reynold 
Howell and said wife, do hereby authorize and appoint our 
good and trusty friends James McMechen and Thomas James, 
in our name and behalf by reason of our old age and incapacity 
to travel, to acknowledge &c." 

Addressed to The British Society. 

Philadelphia, March i, 1733/4. 

It is not unknown to you that Maddoc Gwynedd, Prince 
of Wales, did about 500 years ago, sail to the westward with 
several ships and a great number of his subjects ; and was never 
heard of after. Some reliques of the Welsh tongue being found 

in old and deserted settlements about the Mississippi, make it 


probable that he sailed up that river. And we, being moved 
with brotherly love to our countrymen, are meditating to go in 
search of them; but are discouraged by the distance of the 
place, and uncertainty of the course we should steer. 

If you can give us any information and direction, to- 
gether with some help to bear the expense we shall find men 
adventurous enough to undertake the expedition ; having no 
other end in view than to carry the gospel of peace among our 
ancient brethren; and believing it will be to the enlargement 
of the British Empire in America, and a proof of prior right 
to the whole continent should we happily succeed. We remain, 

Your loving countrymen, 

Nathaniel Jenkins, 
Benj. Griffiths, 
Joseph Eaton, 
John Davis, 
David Evans, 
Rynallt Howel. 

(Morgan Edwards, History of the Baptists, Vol. i, page 

A charter for a fair and market in Newark, in the County 
of New Castle, was on the eighth day of June, 1758, granted 
by King George the Second, to James McMechen, Reynold 
Howell, ct dl. 

John Evans, Jr., was elected a member of the Colonial 
Assembly and served during the years 1734-35-36. Decem- 
ber 2, 1737, he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace. 

The record of his burial, April 16, 1738, states he was an 
elder of the meeting. (Welsh Tract Baptist Meeting, page 68. ) 

A deed of release dated the thirty-first day of May, A. D. 
1734, between John Evans of Denbigh, in the County of Den- 
bigh, Esq., and Peter Evans of Philadelphia, in the Province 
of Pennsylvania, gentleman, of the one part, and John Evans 
of the County of Chester, in the Province aforesaid, yeoman, 
of the other part, for the consideration of 400 pounds, granted 
1000 acres of land, part in the County of Chester, Province 
aforesaid, and part in the Province of New Castle. "Whereas 
the said John Evans by his writing or letter of attorney, dated 
the sixteenth day of June, A, D. 1732, and recorded at Phila- 
delphia in B. 2, Vol. 2, page 92, among other things did au- 

thorize the said Peter Evans to take possession of all the lands, 
houses, gradens, orchards &c., as he the said John Evans had a 
right to m Pennsylvania, East or West Jersey, the lower Coun- 
ties upon Delaware River, or the Province of Maryland, and 
the same to sell &c. Said looo acres, being a part of 14,500 
acres of land, which William Penn, the proprietor and Gov- 
ernor of the Province, by patent of the 24th day of May, A. 
D. 1706, recorded in Patent Book A, Vol. 3, page 279, granted 
unto his son William Penn, who by indenture of lease and re- 
lease of the twentieth day of September, A. D. 171 5, recorded 
in Patent Book E 7, Vol. 10, page 212, granted the unsold 
portions of the same, unto the said John Evans, Esq. 

"John Evans of Denbigh, a Welshman, whose father was 
a warm friend of William Penn, when under 26 years of age, 
had traveled, seen armies, although not a soldier, was well 
educated &c., was sent over by Penn, who made him Lieutenant 
Governor, February, 1704, to February, 1709. He married 
Rebecca, daughter of John Moore, Collector of the Port of 
Philadelphia, and returned to Great Britain. 

"Peter Evans of Philadelphia was a cousin of Lieutenant 
Governor John Evans, and came to America with him as his 
clerk or secretary. He was later High Sheriff of Philadel- 
phia County. He died May, 1745, and was buried in Christ 
Churchyard, Philadelphia. He married Mary, daughter of 
John Moore, and sister of John Evans' wife, and had children: 
Rebecca, born May 29, 1716; John, born October, 171 7; Mar- 
garet, born August 12, 1720; Mary, born August 15, 1721, 
and Peter, born March, 1728. The daughter Margaret mar- 
ried David Franks, of New York (said to have been a Jew), 
and they were the parents of the celebrated beauty, wit and 
tory. Miss Rebecca Franks, who figured in the Meschianza." 

Will of John Evans, Jr. 

In the name of God Amen. The fifteenth day of March 
in the year of our Lord God 1737-8, I, John Evans of the 
Township of London Britain, in the County of Chester, being 
sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and perfect 
memory, praise be to God for the same, calling to mind and 
knowing the uncertainty of this transitory life, and that it is 
appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to 
be my last will and testament, in manner following (Viz) 
First and principally, I commend my soul into the hands of 
Almighty God that gave it, hoping by and through the merits 
of my dear and blessed Redeemer, the Lord Jesus, to stand in 


my lot and partake in the resurrection of the just &c. And my 
body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent 
Christian Hke manner after the discretion of my Executors 
hereafter named. And touching such temporal estate, where- 
with the Lord in his mercy has been pleased to bestow upon 
me in the present world, I devise and dispose of the same in 
manner following: 

Imprimus. I will that all my debts which I now owe in 
right of conscience to any person or persons to be duly paid by 
my executors in a convenient time after my decease together 
with my funeral expenses. Item. I give and bequeath to my 
daughter Mary Evans, Fifty Pounds present currency, to be 
paid her when married or of age. Item. I give and bequeath 
to my daughter Lydia Evans, Fifty Pounds, to be paid her 
when married or of age. Item. I give and devise to my sec- 
ond son Evan Evans, four hundred acres of land being part 
or parcel of a thousand acres lately purchased of one Peter 
Evans, and situated on the Southeast side of said tract, begin- 
ning at or near John Jones' place. To hold to the said Evan 
Evans his heirs and assigns forever when of age. Item. I 
give and devise further unto the said Evan, my fulling mill 
and houses, tenters, tenter yards, and all the implements be- 
longing to the same, when of age. Item. I give and devise 
to my two sons George and Peter Evans, six hundred acres of 
land more or less, being the remainder of said thousand acres, 
to be equally divided betwixt them when of age. To hold to 
the said George and Peter Evans their heirs and assigns for- 
ever. Item. I give and devise to my eldest son John Evans, 
Junr., five hundred acres of land where I now live upon with 
the mansion houses, barn, stables and out houses, together with 
the grist mill and appurtenances, when of age. To hold to 
him the said John Evans his heirs and assigns forever. Un- 
der the proviso and condition, that my well beloved wife Jane 
Evans, shall by the virtue of this my last will, reap the bene- 
fits, profits, rents and incomes, of all and singular my lands, 
tenements, mills, and the profits thereof, during the minority 
and nonage of all my said children, for and towards the rais- 
ing up of all my said children as becometh their qualities &c. 
And also if it shall happen that any one or more of my said 
children may chance to die before he or they come to age, my 
will and order is that such estate or estates shall be equally di- 
vided betwixt such survivors then living. And further when my 
said son John Evans Junr. shall attain to his full age, my said 
wife shall then quit all her rights to the said five hundred acres 
of land, house, and grist mill, together with all the profits from 


thence forth, to accrue therefrom, unto the said John Evans 
Junr. upon condition that the said John Evans Junr. shall 
yearly maintain my said wife during the remainder of her 
natural life. If upon dislike of her maintenance the said John 
Evans Junr. shall annually pay or cause to be paid unto my 
said wife and his mother, the sum of ten pounds present cur- 
rency quarterly, during the remainder of her life &c. 

Lastly I do hereby nominate appoint and constitute my said 
wife, together with my said son John Evans Junr., Executors 
of all and singular the remainder and remainders of my goods, 
chattels and credits, debts, dues, and demands whatsoever, due 
and owing unto me &c. And likewise I constitute and appoint 
my well beloved and trusty friends Reynold Howell and Owen 
Thomas tO' be supervisors and co-executors in trust, to oversee 
this my last will to be truly executed, and fully accomplished, 
and likewise to be guardians over all my said children during 
their minority, and for so doing, I give and bequeath the said 
Owen Thomas the sum of forty shillings for each of the first 
two years. Revoking all other former wills by me heretofore 
made, concluding this and none other to be my last will and 
testament &c. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and seal the day, month and year, first above written. 

John Evans Junr. Seal 

Be it remembered: that on the first day of May, A. D. 
1738, the last will and testament of John Evans, Junr., of 
London Britain, in the said County, was proved in due form 
of law and probate and letters testamentary granted. 

John Jones and Richard Whitting appraised his personal 
property at £488 los. 2d. Among other articles were: 

£ s. 

Watch 4 

Clock 8 

Walnut table and looking glass i 8 

Books 3 

Farming utensils 2 

4 cows and a heifer 15 

7 young cattle 8 15 

4 horses 19 

A young horse 6 

2 old horses i 

The remainder of two white servants' time, 6 
I negro lad, i negro woman, two small chil- 
dren 55 


Jane Evans, one of the executors of John Evans, Junr., 
filed an account May 21, 1739, in which she charges herself 
with all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of said 
deceased mentioned in an inventory filed May, 1738, amount- 
ing to £488 I OS. and 2d. She craves an allowance for several 
sums of money by her paid and expended. 

£ s. 

By cash paid Benjamin Gibbs for wine at 

the deceased's funeral 2 12 

By cash paid Benjamin Fredd for the de- 
ceased's cofiin I 16 &c. 

Owen Thomas, the well-beloved friend of John Evans, 
Sr., and John Evans, Jr., was the fourth minister at the Welsh 
Tract Baptist Church. He was born in Wales in 1691, arrived 
in America 1707. A marble slab in the Vincent churchyard 
bears the following inscription: 

Here lies the body of the Rev. Mr. Owen Thomas, who 
departed this life November 12, 1760, in the sixty-ninth year 
of his age. 

In yonder home I spent my breath 
And now lie slumbering here in death, 
These lips shall wake and then declare 
Amen to truths they published there. 

He left the following note: "I have been called upon three 
times to annoint the sick with oil for recovery. The effect was 
surprising in every case, but in none more than in that of 
Brother Reynold Howell. He was so sore with the bruises of 
the wagon when he was annointed, that he could not bear to 
be turned otherwise than with the sheet. The next day he was 
so well that he went to meeting." 

The Welsh Tract Baptist Church was built about 1703, 
and was the third Baptist church founded in America. The 
present building was erected in 1746. The bricks used in its 
construction were imported from England, and transported 
from New Castle, in panniers upon mules. One of the oldest 
tombstones is that of Reese Rhyddrach, who died 1707. 

By a deed made the ninth day of November, A. D. 1741, 
John Jones and wife granted to Jane Evans, widow of London 
Britain Township, 224 acres and 130 perches of land in said 
township, for the consideration of 200 pounds. This indenture 
was signed in presence of Reynold Howell and John Evans. 


Jane Evans was admitted into the Baptist Church Decem- 
ber 2, 1728. She owned a farm, where she probably Hved and 
died, about a half mile from London Tract Church, of which 
she was a member. As her husband, son Evan, two daughters, 
Mary and Lydia, and others of her descendants are buried 
there it is probable that she was also. Evan Rice Evans, ad- 
ministrator of her estate, in an account filed, claimed an allow- 
ance for erecting a tombstone. There is no such tombstone 

Letters of administration on the estate of Jane Evans, 
were granted October 30, 1794, to Evan Evans. An inventory 
of the estate of Jane Evans was filed by Evan Rice Evans, 
March 17, 1795. Sundry goods, chattels and wearing apparel 
were valued by her heirs at 20 pounds. In a final account filed 
the same day, an allowance is claimed for 

£ s. d. 

Letters of Administration i 19 12 

Cash paid for a coffin 3 

Funeral expenses 2 13 4 

Erecting a tombstone 7 6 &c. 

At an Orphans' Court held and kept at West Chester, on 
the seventeenth day of March, A. D. 1795, Evan Rice Evans 
petitioned the Court, humbly setting forth that Evan Evans, 
late of the Township London Britain, had administered in due 
form of law to the estate of Jane Evans, and whereas the 
aforesaid Evan Evans hath died, leaving the estate of Jane 
Evans unsettled, and praying that an order might issue, au- 
thorizing him to sell a certain messuage and tract of land 
whereof the aforesaid Jane Evans died seized in fee, contain- 
ing 224 acres more or less. Pursuant to which order the afore- 
said Evan Rice Evans, on the sixth day of April, A. D. 1795, 
caused the said land to be struck off to Robert Wilkin, for the 
sum of four pounds ten shillings for each and every acre. 

Whereas William Penn by his commissioners, Richard 
Hill, Isaac Morris and James Logan, by their indenture dated 
June 30, A. D. 1718, recorded in the Rolls Office at Philadel- 
phia in Patent Book, Vol. 5, page 306, granted and conveyed 
unto Tobias Collet, Daniel Ouard, Henry Golding and the heirs 
of Michael Russell, a certain tract of land situate lying and be- 
ing on a branch of White Clay Creek, in the County of Chester, 
and State of Pennsylvania, containing 17,208 acres of land. 
And whereas Tobias Collett, Daniel Quard, Henry Golding 
and the heirs of Michael Russell, by their indenture dated 


August 7, A. D. 1720, granted and conveyed unto Tobias Col- 
lett and Henry Golding, 224 acres and 130 perches of land 
and an allowance of six per cent., being a part of the above- 
mentioned tract. And whereas Tobias Collett and Henry 
Golding by deed dated March 9, 1722, granted and conveyed 
the same unto John Jones. And whereas John Jones and wife 
by indenture dated November 9, A. D. 1741, and recorded in 
Book F, Vol. 6, page 469, granted and conveyed the same unto 
Jane Evans, widow. And whereas Jane Evans died intestate, 
and letters of administration were granted to Evan Evans. 
And whereas Evan Evans died intestate, leaving the estate of 
Jane Evans unsettled. And whereas letters of administration 
were on October 30, 1794, duly granted to Evan Rice Evans, 
who on April 6, 1795, did expose the said premises to public 
sale and caused the said land to be struck off to Robert Wilkin, 
which sale was confirmed on the sixteenth day of June, A. D. 
1795. And whereas the said Robert Wilkin died intestate, not 
having received any deed for the said land, leaving one daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth E. Wilkin, a minor. And whereas the said Evan 
Rice Evans, administrator, by indenture dated November 5, 
1795, and recorded in Book P 3, Vol. 63, page 186, granted and 
conveyed the said tract of land to Samuel Evans upon trust. 
And whereas by an Act of Assembly approved March 27, A. 
D. 1820, the title to the said tract of land, as fully as the same 
was held by Samuel Evans, for the use of Elizabeth E. Wilkin 
was declared to be in the said Elizabeth E. Wilkin and her 
heirs. And whereas the said Elizabeth E. Wilkin married 
John Nivin and died a widow, and her last will and testament 
remains of record in Will Book Y, Vol. 24, page 277, wherein 
David B. Nivin was named as executor and he died not having 
fully executed the trust and letters of administration d. b. n. c. 
t. a. were duly granted to Septimus E. Nivin, who on January 
13, 1 88 1, sold the said tract of land at public sale to Thomas 
H. Nivin for $10,100, which sale was confirmed January 31, 
1881. Thomas H. Nivin and wife by indenture dated March 
12, A. D. 1889, granted and conveyed for $10,000 the same 
tract of land to Anna W. Nivin, Septimus E. Nivin, Ella M. 
Nivin and Myra B. Nivin, having been since November 9, 
1741, owned by the family until sold April i, 1919. 


5A. Ann Jones, 3. 

m. Peter Delap. 
5B. David Jones, 3. 


5C. Abel Jones, 3. 
5D. Joshua Jones, 3. 
5E. Zachariah Jones, 3. 

m. They had a son Morgan ( 1 1 A) . 

5F. Morgan Jones, Jr., 3. 

5G. John Jones, 3. . 

5H. Lettice Jones, 3. 

5I. Esther Jones, 3. 

6. Mary Evans, 5. 

b. 1734; d. January 20, 1752, and was buried in London 
Tract Churchyard. 

m. Evan Rice. 

They had children (12-13), Lydia and Mary. 

He married secondly Jane . His tombstone in White 

Clay Creek Churchyard has this inscription: "In memory of 
Evan Rice Esq., President of the Court of New Castle, and a 
member of Assembly, who through a life spent in the service 
of his country hath passed to experience that justice tempered 
with mercy which on earth he practiced, go thou and do like- 
wise. On January 31, 1772, aged 52. Here lieth the remains 
of Jane Rice mingled with her husband's dust. She died Jan- 
uary 30, A. D. 1797, aged 64 years. I will come again and 
receive you to myself that where I am ye may be also. So 
come Lord Jesus." 

7. Lydia Evans, 5. 

b. 1726; d. August 6, 1745, and was buried near her 
father and sister. 

8. Hon. John Evans, 5. 

b. 1728; d. December 17, 1783. 

m. Mary Jones; b. 1725; d. August 17, 1782; daughter 
of Rees and Rachel (Thomas) Jones. 

They had children (14-17), John, Oswald, Reese Jones. 
Mary and five others, who also died young. 

Rees Jones' tombstone in the Welsh Tract Churchyard has 
the following inscription: 

"Here lies the body of Rees Jones, who departed this life 
November 23, 1739 ; aged 49 years. 

"He was a bright and shining light. 
Which could not well be spared ; 
Whose life did show there was but few 
With him could be compared. 


His body now lies here below, 
Entombed in dusty ground ; 
But will arise from where it lies 
At the last trumpet sound." 

Rachel Jones and her sister Sarah were daughters of 
Elisha Thomas, who was the second minister at the Welsh 
Tract Church. He was born in Carmarthenshire, Wales, and 
came to America in 170 1. He died November 7, 1730, and is 
buried at Welsh Tract. Rachel Jones, August 18, 1740, pur- 
chased from Naphtaly Johnson 63 acres and 23 perches of 
land with the mills and other improvements, recently known 
as the Dean Wollen Company Mills near Newark and they were 
in her possession until December 8, 1748. Rachel Jones mar- 
ried secondly Rev. David Davis, fifth minister at the Welsh 
Tract Church. He was born in 1708 in the County of Pem- 
broke, Wales, came to America in 17 10, and died August 19, 
1769. They had children, Rees, Jonathan, John, Susanna, 
Mary and Margaret, who execept John and Margaret married 
into the families of Miles, Bonham, Bentlet and Parr. John 
supplied the pulpit for a time after his father's death, but in 
1770 removed to Boston, 

By an indenture dated March 20, 1765, John Evans of 
White Clay Creek Hundred, in the County of New Castle, on 
Delaware, purchased at public cant or auction from the Trus- 
tees of the Pennsylvania Land Company in London, two tracts 
of Land in London Britain Township, Chester County, con- 
taining 94 acres 2 roods and 153 acres, with an allowance of 
six per cent, for roads and highways, for the consideration of 
274 pounds, 19 shillings and four pence half penny. Being a 
part of 24,425 acres of land patented to the proprietors of said 
Company, February 22, 1736. 

Pennsylvania^ ss.: 

In the name and by the authority of the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania. The Supreme Executive Council of said Com- 

To John Evans, Esquire — Greeting. 

Reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, 
prudence, integrity, justice and abilities — Know you that we 
have appointed and assigned you Third Justice in and for the 
State of Pennsylvania, to hold Supreme Court ... to min- 
ister justice to all persons, and to exercise the jurisdiction and 
powers hereby granted concerning all and singular the prem- 
ises according to law, as fully and amply to all intents and pur- 


poses whatsoever, as the Justices of the Court of Kings Bench, 
Common Pleas and Exchequer at Westminster, in the King- 
dom of Great Britain, or any of them may or can there do. 
. . . And also to exercise the powers of a Court of Chan- 
cery. . . . To have, hold, exercise and enjoy all and singu- 
lar the powers, authorities and jurisdictions aforesaid for the 
space and term of seven years from the date hereof you be- 
having yourself well. In testimony whereof we have caused 
these letters to be made patent and the State seal to be here- 
unto affixed. 

Witness his Excellency Thomas Wharton, Junior, Es- 
quire, President and Commander in Chief of the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, the sixteenth day of 
August, in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hun- 
dred seventy and seven. 

Tho. Wharton, Jun., Prest. 

This commission has the State seal affixed and another seal, 
showing the Goddess of Liberty with drawn sword and the 
British lion at her feet, surrounded with the words: "Both 
can't survive." It is now in the possession of the Chester 
County Historical Society. 

Hon. John Evans was one of the Trustees of the Academy 
of Newark, Del., 1773. 

A registry made 1780, shows that John Evans was one 
of the three largest slaveholders in the County. He had nine 
slaves for life; one of them, Nanny, aged 78 years, was the 
oldest slave in the County. 

The Pennsylvania Gazette, of September 23, 1774, con- 
tains this item: "Newark, September 17, 1774. This day was 
buried, in the nineteenth year of his age, Mr. John Evans, son 
of John Evans, Esq. This funeral was attended by clergymen 
of different denominations, and a great number of respectable 
people. The body was deposited in the Baptist graveyard at 
Welsh Tract, and a funeral oration made over it by the Rev. 
Morgan Edwards. The scene was truly mournful by reason 
partly of the unaffected grief painted in the countenances of 
the parents, who lost a son that had greatly endeared himself 
to their affections by a dutiful and pretty behavior and had 
raised high their expectation of his acting in life with propriety 
and honor, for which he stood qualified by a good understand- 
ing, benign temper and a liberal education." 

The same paper, December 8, 1779 "On Sunday 21st, of 
November ult., died in the seventeenth year of his age, Oswald 
Evans, younger son of the Hon. John Evans, Esq., one of the 

Judges of the Supreme Court, after a long and severe illness 
which he supported with a Christian fortitude rarely to be met 
with in one of his tender years." 

The same paper, September ii, 1782: "On Saturday, the 
17th of August, died Mrs. Mary Evans, wife of Hon. John 
Evans, Esq., one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of this 
State, in the fifty-eighth year of her age, and on the Monday 
following her remains were interred at the Baptist Burial 
Ground in the Welsh Tract, accompanied by a large number 
of afflicted relations and respectable neighbors," &c. 

The same paper, September 14, 1782: "We hear from 
London Britain Township, Chester County, that on Friday, 
30th ult., departed this life in the twenty-sixth year of his age, 
Mr. Rees Jones Evans, only son of the Hon. John Evans. A 
remarkable sweetness of temper, affability and courtesy, ren- 
dered him esteemed in life and lamented in death. His sickness 
which was short, he bore with Christian patience and resigna- 
tion. He expressed his entire confidence in the Redeemer's 
merits, and ardently desired the happy moment when he should 
breathe his soul into the bosom of his Savior. His remains 
were on the Sunday following deposited in the Baptist Burial 
Ground at the Welsh Tract. The concourse of people of 
characters and denominations that attended the solemnity min- 
gled their tears with his disconsolate parent evinced their high 
esteem for the deceased and sensibility of their loss." 

The same paper of Wednesday, December 17, 1783: "On 
Thursday evening last departed this life the Hon. John Evans, 
Esq., one of the J. J. of the Supreme Court of this State, and 
a member of the Council of Censors. The abilities, integrity 
and disposition of this amiable man marked him early in life 
as pubic property. He possessed all that perfection of charac- 
ter which education, liberty and religion are capable of produc- 
ing in the mind of man. His last illness found him busily en- 
gaged in the business of his country. With prospects of happi- 
ness beyond the grave he calmly resigned his breath in the 
fifty-fourth year of his useful life. Pennsylvania deplores the 
loss of this excellent citizen. He was at once a pillar and orna- 
ment of this State. But it is to lessen his praise to confine his 
loss to a particular community. He belonged to the republic 
of humanity. He was the friend of all mankind." 

Immediately below this obituary is the following notice: 

"The Freemen of Chester County are requested to meet 
at the Turk's Head Tavern in Goshen, on Saturday next at 1 1 
o'clock, in order to fix on a suitable person in the Council of 
Censors in the room of the Hon. John Evans, Esq., deceased." 


The following epitaph is said to have been written by Dr. 
Benjamin Rush for John Evans' tombstone: 

"Beneath this stone are interred the remains of the Hon. 
John Evans, Esq., who departed this life on the nth of De- 
cember, 1783, in the fifty-fifth year of his age. 

"Ask not this marble who and what he was. Go to his 
family and friends, and they will declare his humility, meek- 
ness and piety in private life. 

"Ask the State of Pennsylvania which gave him birth, and 
her grateful citizens will declare how ably and faithfully he 
discharged the duties of 

"a counsellor and judge. 

"Ask the Church of Christ, and her ministers and mem- 
bers will declare how much he loved her doctrines, ordinances 
and how calmly he resigned his breath rejoicing in these words 
of his Savior, which are recorded in John XIV and 3 : 

" 'And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come 
again and recive you unto myself that where I am there you 
may be also.' 

"His only surviving daughter, out of nine children, hath 
caused this inscription to be placed on his tombstone as a testi- 
mony of his worth and of her affection for his memory." 

The Baptist Churchyard on Second Street, Philadelphia, 
was situated on what was known as La Grange Place, a little 
street running off from Second Street, between Market and 
Arch. The street is no longer in existence. The church at 
Broad and Arch Streets, known as the First Baptist Church, is 
the successor of the church on Second Street, and many of the 
bodies and tombstones from this graveyard were removed to 
Mount Moriah Cemetery, but this tombstone cannot be found 

John Evans by his will dated May 28, 1783, proven De- 
cember 9, 1783, at Philadelphia (Will Book S, page 475), did 
give and bequeath to my much esteemed and worthy friend 
Margaret Knarsborough, the sum of one hundred pounds, gold 
and silver money. 

I do order and direct that each of my said three brothers 
shall pay unto Mary Gilpin, the grand-daughter of my de- 
ceased sister Mary, the sum of fifty pounds. 

I give and devise 719 acres, 119 perches of land in Lon- 
don Britain Township, Pennsylvania, including therein nine 
square-rods or eighty-one perches of land allotted for a meet- 
ing house and graveyard for the Society of Baptist there, to- 


gather with a lot of four acres of meadow land in the Village 
of Newark, to my only surviving child Mary, with a proviso 
that if the said Mary should die without issue who should 
arrive at the age of maturity, then to my three only brothers, 
Evan, George and Peter, to be equally divided among them. 

Mary Evans died 1/85, unmarried. By her last will dated 
August 9, 1785, and recorded in New Castle County, Dela- 
ware, she directed: "I will and desire that a tombstone be 
erected over my mother and her brother (lying in the same 
grave) with proper inscription, and one for my two brothers, 
John and Oswell (lying in the same grave), and one for my 
brother Reese, and likewise one for myself, with proper in- 
scriptions to each. I will and bequeath unto Margaret Knars- 
borough my riding chair and horse and all my beds and bed- 
ding of every kind, made and unmade with all my linens, my 
high case of drawers and one looking glass, together with 
three hundred pounds lawful money of this State to be paid to 
her as soon as convenient after my decease, and do likewise re- 
quest that my excutors bring in no account or debt of any 
kind from the estate against the said Margaret Knarsborough. 
I do will and bequeath unto Hannah Strawbridge, the wife of 
John Strawbridge, of the City of Philadelphia, fifty pounds 
like lawful money aforesaid, with my silver cream pot. I be- 
queath my two silver salts unto Elizabeth Shakespear, wife of 
David Shakespear, of Philadelphia. I bequeath my silver 
soup spoon unto my uncle George Evans, and one-half of my 
silver tablespoons to my uncle Evan Evans, the other half to 
my uncle Peter Evans, and my silver teaspoons to the afore- 
said Margaret Knarsborough, and my rings and other trinkets 
to my uncle George's daughter Polly. I do will and bequeath 
unto Thomas Fleeson (minister of the Baptist Church at the 
London Tract) twenty-five pounds lawful money of this 
State, together will all my father's black clothes, and unto Mr. 
John Boggs (minister of the Baptist Church in the Welsh 
Tract) ten pounds lawful money aforesaid, and unto my aunt 
Margaret Morgan five pounds like money. I bequeath the sum 
of six pounds towards building a Baptist meeting house in the 
Town of Wilmington. I will that my negro Sal be set free at 
my death, and likewise that ten pounds be left in the hands of 
Mrs. Knarsborough for her use in case of sickness, and that 
my negro Bob be set free in one year after my decease. I will 
my girl Grace to the care of Mrs. Knarsborough until the age 
of eighteen and then free. The remainder of my estate I give 
to my kind and loving uncles, z'is.: Evan Evans, George Evans 


and Peter Evans to be divided equally between them and consti- 
tute them my executors. 

On August 22, 1785, letters were granted to Evan Evans, 
George and Peter having renounced. 

Margaret Knarsborough was a housekeeper and nurse in 
the family of Judge John Evans. In consideration of her long 
and faithful service, Mary Evans in addition to other things, 
bequeathed her 300 pounds. Now Mary Evans, although she 
owned 1 168 acres of land appraised at 5170 pounds 3 shiUings, 
with the exception of articles bequeathed to certain individu- 
als, left no personal property, and as she died in the State of 
Delaware, where the laws do not make real estate liable for 
legacies unless specifically so charged in the will, Evan, George 
and Peter, although they received all the real estate, did not pay 
the money legacies. Margaret Knarsborough brought suit in 
Pennsylvania against Evan Evans, executor, but was not suc- 
cessful, and she did not receive any part of her 300 pounds. 

Mary Evans, in here will, directed that a tombstone be 
erected over the graves of her mother, brothers and herself. 
Her mother, brothers and probably herself were buried in the 
Welsh Tract Baptist Churchyard. There are no such tomb- 
stones there, and while Evan, George and Peter each received 
from the estate of Mary Evans 1756 pounds 14 shillings and 
4 pence, it does not appear that they even marked her grave. 

9. Col. Evan Evans, 5. 

b. 1732 ; d. October 22, 1794, intestate. 

m. Margaret Nivin (18), page 95, daughter of William 
and Jennett Nivin. 

They had children (18-27), George, Samuel, Evan Rice, 
John, Meredith, Jane, Margaret, Lydia, Elizabeth and Mary, 

William Nivin of Mill Creek Hundred, Delaware, made 
his last will dated November 21, 1739. He directed that his 
well-beloved wife Jennett Nivin should have 100 pounds and 
live on his estate during her widowhood, and if she marry, to 
live there no longer. "And again, I order that my daughter 
Margaret shall live on this my plantation until she arrives at 
the age of eighteen years, and then to have 100 pounds." 

Evan Evans was a member of the convention that met in 
Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia, on July 18, 1776, and in a few 
days passed a resolution instructing the delegates in Congress 
from Pennsylvania, to vote for Independence. He was also a 
member of the convention that formed the first constitution of 
the State. He commanded a battalion at the Battle of Trenton 


and was in the Battle of Brandywine, September ii, 1777, with 
rank as colonel. He was a member of the Supreme Executive 
Council May 23, 1770, and resigned November 3, 1780, on ac- 
count of being elected to the Assembly, where he was a mem- 
ber 1780, 1 78 1, 1782 and 1783. 

By a deed of partition made the eighteenth day of Novem- 
ber, A. D. 1 761, between Evan Evans of London Britain 
Township, in the County of Chester, and Province of Penn- 
sylvania, Clothier, of the first part; George Evans of White 
Clay Creek Hundred, in the County of New Castle on Dela- 
ware; Miller, of the second part, and Peter Evans of the 
Township of Montgomery, in the County of Philadelphia, and 
Province aforesaid, of the third part, it is agreed that the said 
Evan Evans shall have for his portion under the above recited 
will of his father John Evans, 400 acres of land in the Town- 
ship of London Britain, aforesaid. 

By a deed of partition made the fourteenth day of Febru- 
ary, A. D. 1789, between Evan Evans of London Britain 
Township, in Chester County, in the State of Pennsylvania, 
Esquire, and Margaret, his wife, of the first part; George 
Evans of Pencader Hundred in New Castle County, in the 
Delaware State, Gentleman, of the second part, and Peter 
Evans of the Township and County of Motngomery, in the 
State of Pennsylvania aforesaid, Practitioner of Phisick, and 
Rachel, his wife, of the third part. It is agreed that the said 
Evan Evans shall have, hold, enjoy &c., under the above re- 
cited wills of their brother John Evans and of his daughter 
Mary Evans, their niece, a tract of land in London Britain 
Township, aforesaid, containing 427 acres 2 roods 15 perches, 
including 81 perches allotted for a meeting house and grave- 
yard for the Society of Baptists, value at two thousand and 
thirty-three pounds, five shillings and five pence, and the said 
Evan Evans shall pay to the said George Evans two hundred 
and seventy-four pounds, three shillings and six pence, and to 
the said Peter Evans two pounds, seven shillings and seven 
pence for equality of partition, leaving for the said Evan Evans 
one thousand, seven hundred and fifty-six pounds, fourteen 
shillings and four pence. 

An Act of Assembly passed 1 780 provided for the regis- 
tration of all persons held as slaves for life &c. Evan Evans of 
London Britain Township, returned a negro woman named 
Rachel, mulatto boy named Caesar, negro girl name Sue, boys 
named Sam and FranL, mulatto child named Sal. 


Evan Evans died October 22, 1794, and is buried in Lon- 
don Tract Churchyard. Letters of administration on his estate 
were granted to Evan Rice Evans, October 30, 1 794. In an in- 
ventory of his estate filed November 30, 1794, is found these 
items : 

£ s. d. 

2 negro men 165 

4 horses 62 10 

53 sheep 26 10 

3 yoke of oxen 32 10 

1 1 cows 56 10 

8 yearhng calves 20 

38 bus. buckwheat 6 12 

260 bus. corn at 3-3 per bus 42 5 

Manumission Margaret Evans to Mulatto Sal. 

To all whoin it may concern. 

This indenture made the fifteenth day of August, one 
thousand eight hundred. 

Witnesseth: That I, Margaret Evans, of the County of 
Chester and State of Pennsylvania, do of my own voluntary 
act and at my own proper cost agreeably to the Acts of Assem- 
bly for the gradual abolition of slavery in the State of Penn- 
sylvania, manumit and set free a certain mulatto woman 
named Sal, born in the year 1776, and recorded in the Regis- 
ter's ofiice for the County of Chester aforesaid, as the slave of 
Evan Evans, Esq., of London Britain Township, and is now 
become my property by a bonafide purchase. In testimony 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and 
year first above written. 

Margaret Evans, Seal 

Sealed and acknowledged as the voluntary act of Mar- 
garet Evans in the presence of: 

Thos. Henderson, 
John Morton. 

Chester County, ss.: 

Before the subscriber, one of the Justices assigned to keep 
the Peace in the County of Chester, came Margaret Evans of 
said County, and did acknowledge the above indenture or deed 


of manumission to be her voluntary act for the purpose therein 
mentioned, desiring as such the same might be recorded. 

Witness my hand and seal this sixteenth day of August, 

Thos. Henderson, Seal 

Will of Margaret Evans, of the Township of New Lon- 
don, Chester County, Pennsylvania, dated February 19, 1807. 
(Will Book II, page 313.) 

"To my son George one dollar, to the heirs of my son 
Samuel one dollar, to my son Evan Rice one dollar, to the 
heirs of my daughter Lydia one dollar, to my son John Evans 
one hundred dollars, to my daughter Margaret Garrett one 
hundred dollars, to my grand-daughter Eliza Henderson one 
hundred dollars, to Nancy Booth eight dollars, to Rachel four 
dollars, to my daughter Jane Henderson and my son-in-law 
Thomas Henderson, Esq., all the remainder of my estate.'' 

10. George Evans, 5. 

b. July 8, 1734; d. May 8, 1818; buried in Philadelphia. 

m. October 26, 1757, Rachel Gilpin; she was born Au- 
gust 30, 1736; d. April 4, 1784; buried at Baltimore, Md. ; 
daughter of Samuel and Jane (Parker) Gilpin. 

They had children (28-34), Hannah, Peter, Joseph, 
Phineas, George, Elizabeth, and Mary. 

George Evans was a Revolutionary soldier. He was in the 
battles at Trenton and Princeton, N. J., and in 1777 served as 

By a deed of partition dated November 18, 1761, before 
mentioned, George Evans received under the will of his father 
John Evans, 325 acres of land in New Castle County, Del, and 
Chester County, Pa., and also 24^^ acres of meadow, "part of 
what is known as the great meadow." By deed of partition 
dated February 14, 1789, before mentioned, under the wills of 
their brother John Evans and his daughter Mary Evans, their 
niece, the real estate of the said Mary Evans consisting of four 
hundred and sixty-seven acres situated in the Hundreds of 
Pencadder and White Clay Creek, in New Castle County, in 
the State of Delaware, whereof two hundred and fifty acres, 
two roods and seven perches have been assigned and allotted to 
the said George Evans, valued at five pounds per acre, making 
one thousand two hundred and fifty-two pounds, fourteen 
shillings and four pence, together with one hundred and fifty- 


three acres and thirty-five perches of the lands in London 
Britain Township, aforesaid, at thirty shilhngs per acre, mak- 
ing two hundred and twenty-nine pounds, sixteen shillings and 
six pence; both the sum of two hundred and seventy-four 
pounds three shillings and seven pence aforesaid paid by Evan 
Evans to the said George Evans for equality of partition. 
Amounting in the whole to one thousand seven hundred and 
fifty-six pounds, fourteen shillings and four pence. 

Joseph Gilpin, the American Pioneer, was a descendant of 
Richard de Guylpyn of Westmoreland, who was granted a 
coat of arms for having killed a wild boar. The family in 
England has a deed dating about the middle of the thirteenth 
century for the Castle Kentmere or Ulthwaite Hall, which was 
in possession of the family until the year 1672. Joseph Gilpin 
married in England, February 23, 1691, Hannah Glover, and 
came to America about the beginning of 1696, and settled in 
Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pa. They had fifteen 
children, of whom the second son, Samuel Gilpin, was born in 
England June 7, 1693, and died December 7, 1767. He mar- 
ried January, 25, 1722, Jane Parker; she died August 8, 1775; 
they had seven children, of whom the sixth child, Rachel Gil- 
pin, married George Evans. 

The Family Bible of George Evans, printed in Edinburg, 
Scotland, in 1752, was recently in the possession of Joel Evans, 
Colmar, Pa. 

II. Dr. Peter Evans, 5. 

b. 1736; d. September 28, 1822. 

m. Rachel Evans; b. 1738; d. December i, 18 10; buried 
in Montgomery Baptist Churchyard. She was the daughter of 
David Evans. 

They had children (35-40), John, Lydia, Peter, David, 
Septimus and Sarah. 

Peter Evans, M. D., was born near Landenberg, Chester 
County, Pa., but after his marriage moved to Philadelphia 
County. "He was a Practitioner of Physick and was esteemed 
a man of importance in the community and for a long period 
was a Justice of the Peace, having been commissioned June 6, 
1777. It was before this Justice that the Hilltown members of 
Montgomery Church were brought, by too zealous Whigs, be- 
cause they had not taken the oath of allegiance, and had ven- 
tured outside of the limits of their own County. The Justice 
knowing them to be peaceable and well-disposed folks, and 
members of his own church, refused to hold them under arrest. 


He was on February 21, 1778, appointed a commissioner for 
the purchase of suppHes for the Continental Army." 

Dr. Peter Evans was appointed one of the Commissioners 
on purchases for Philadelphia County {Penna. Arch., 2nd 
Series, page 725). 

February 21, 1778, the Supreme Executive Council or- 
lered the sum of ten thousand dollars to Peter Evans and 
Colonel John Moore, Commissioners, for purchasing provi- 
sion in Philadelphia County {Colonial Records, Vol. 11, page 

February 28, 1778, an order was drawn on the treasury 
in favor of Captain Willis for the sum of eight dollars expenses 
in forwarding despatches to Commissioners for purchasing of 
provisions of the County of Philadelphia, Bucks, &c. {Ibid., 
page 428). 

December 18, 1784, Peter Evans was commissioned First 
Justice of Court of Common Pleas in and for Montgomery 
County, which had just been separated from Philadelphia 
County {Colonial Records, Vol. 14, page 282). 

"David Evans, the father of Rachel, was born in Wales 
in 1690. He had some talent as a public speaker, and was called 
upon by his brethren to make use of same, with a view to the 
ministry. He was the owner of a tract of land of 753 acres, 
and with that owned by Jenkin Evans ( supposed to have been 
his brother), the extent of the area was square mile and a half. 
This 753 acres remained intact for more than a century, as it 
was devised by the will of David Evans, to his grandchildren; 
and at the time of the death of Rachel Evans was the largest 
tract of land in the possession of one person in Alontgomery 

"In 1 71 7, he purchased 200 acres in 'Barley Township,' 
lying along the west bank of the Neshaminy, from Evan 
Thomas. This was part of 5000 acres of 'rough, unseparated 
land' laid out in 1682, and deeded in 1702 by William Penn to 
Thomas Hartley of London. In 1736 he bought 250 acres, 
'wholly woodland," from Ebenezer Kinnesly. 

"In 1737 he bought 250 acres more from Theopholis Wil- 
liams. By will he devised this land to his six grandchildren, to 
John Evans 138 acres, Lydia and Sarah 205 acres, Peter 125 
acres, David 164 acres, and Septimus 121 acres. A house east of 
Colmar was at one time the residence of David Evans. It was 
built in 1733 and is still occupied as a dwelling. He died Sep- 
tember 8, 1763, at the age of sventy-three, and is buried in 


Montgomery Churchyard. His tomb has the following inscrip- 

"Intombed I am, in dust I lie, 
And wait that blessed morn' 
When Christ's own voice calls me to rise 
And live in light forever." 

David Evans brought from Wales some pieces of money. 
He gave one to each of his grandsons. One of these pieces is 
now in the possession of Septimus E. Nivin. It is of silver, 
about the size of a quarter of a dollar. On one side are the 
words CAROLAs 2ND DEI GRACIA, and ou the other side mag. 

BR. FRA. ET HIB. REX 1 668. 

"Jenkin Evans is supposed to have been a brother of David 
Evans. They came from Wales at the same time and bought 
adjoining land in the same year, their dwellings being but a 
few hundred yards apart. He purchased io8 acres December 
13, 1717, from Thomas Shute. He and his wife Sarah were 
of the ten constituent members of Montgomery Baptist 
Church, organized in 17 19. In 173 1 he gave one acre of land, 
where the first church was erected on the site of the present 
building. It was of stone, 24 by 42 feet, with galleries and 
two fire places. The oldest stone in the churchyard with 
legible inscription is to the memory of Walter Evans son of 
Jenkin Evans, died 1729, aged six years. His wife Sarah 

died, and he married Jane . His last will is dated March 

24, 1770, and proven October 31st following, and provided 
that his widow shall have rooms of her own in which to live 
after her sons may have married, to be furnished with a horse 
to go to meeting and other necessary places ; to have one-third 
of his personal property and £30 and five bushels of wheat an- 
nually. To his daughters Elizabeth, Rachel, Sarah and Mary 
from £20 to £25, and to Elinor £2 los., and small legacies to 
his grandchildren Levi, Joseph, Hannah and Jemima. He 
bequeathed a quarto bible, Usher's Body of Divinity and Wil- 
son's Dictionary. To his son Walter a bible. Cotton's Con- 
cordance, Bunyon's Covenant and Pilgrims' P) ogress. He de- 
vised his real estate to his two sons, Jenkin, Jr., and Walter, 

"Jenkin Evans, Jr., was a Justice of the Peace and a mem- 
ber of the Legislature from Bucks County. In 1797, he sold 
his share in his father's estate to his brother Walter. He died 
July I, 1 814, aged sixty-seven years. 

"Walter Evans married Mary , and died July 31, 1822, 

aged seventy-seven years. They had children, Evan, Walter 


S., Jenkin J., George S., Hannah, Jane and Mary. Of these 
Hannah married Evan James and Jane married Seneca Morris. 

"In 1823 the other heirs conveyed their interest in the 
real estate to Evan Evans, and in 1833 1^^ sold it to Joel Banes 
after being in the family 116 years. 

"Methusalah Evans is buried near David and Jenkin, and 
was probably another brother. He was born in Wales in 1696, 
and died 1779, aged eighty-three years. His wife died 1787, 
aged eighty-one years." 

By a deed of partition dated November 18, 1761, before 
mentioned, Peter Evans took for his portion, under the will 
of his father John Evans, 350 acres of Land in London 
Britain Township. 

By a deed of partition dated February 14, 1789, before 
mentioned, under the wills of their brother John Evans and 
his daughter Mary Evans, their niece, of the estate of the said 
Mary Evans situated in the Hundreds of Pencadder and 
White Clay Creek, in New Castle County, in the State of Del- 
aware, containing four hundred and sixty-seven acres and 
eighty-seven perches of land, there has been assigned and al- 
lotted to the said Peter Evans two hundred and seventeen 
acres, valued at four pounds and five shillings per acre making 
nine hundred and twenty-two pounds and five shillings together 
with one hundred and thirty-eight acres, two roods and twenty- 
nine perches of the lands in London Britain Township, afore- 
said, valued at six pounds per acre, making eight hundred and 
thirty-two pounds, one shilling and nine pence, both with two 
pounds, seven shillings and seven pence paid by Evan Evans 
to the said Peter Evans for ovelty of partition amounting in 
the whole to the sum of one thousand seven hundred and 
fifty-six pounds, fourteen shillings and four pence. 

By an indenture dated the tenth day of the fifth month, 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
seventy-six, George Evans of Brandywine Hundred, in the 
County of New Castle on Delaware, yeoman, and Rachel, his 
wife, granted and conveyed to Peter Evans twenty- four and a 
half acres and thirty-seven perches of land in London Britain 
Township, for the consideration of twenty-six pounds. This in- 
denture is witnessed by John Evans, Rees T. Evans and Evan 

Pennsylvania, ss.: 

The fifteenth day of May, A. D. 1778, before me John 
Evans, Esq., a member of the Supreme Executive Council for 
the State of Pennsylvania, and a Justice of the Peace in and 
for the same, personally appeared &c. 


Peter Evans married Rached Evans, who was born 1738, 
and died December i, 18 10, aged seventy-two years. They are 
buried in Montgomery Baptist Churchyard. 

Peter Evans' tombstone has this inscription: 

No, ril repine at death no more. 
But with a cheerful gasp resign ; 
To the cold dungeon of the grave. 
These dying withering limbs of mine. 

Let worms devour my wasting flesh, 
And crumble all my bones to dust ; 
My God shall raise my frame anew 
At the revival of the just. 

Rachel Evans' tombstone has this inscription: 

Here we commit unto thy trust 
O grave these dear remains of dust, 
'Till the archangel from the skies 
Shall shout and bid the dead arise ; 
Then must thou open thy prison door. 
And this dear captive thence restore. 

Will of Peter Evans. 

Be it remembered that I, Peter Evans, of Montgomery 
Township, in Montgomery County, in the State of Pennsyl- 
vania, Yeoman, being far advanced in years and infirm in body, 
but of sound and disposing mind, blessed be God for the favor 
and calling to mind the uncertainties of the life, do make and 
publish this my last will and testament in writing in manner 
and form following, viz.: I do hereby nominate, constitute, 
and appoint my sons David and Septimus executors of this 
my last will and testament. 

Imprimus: It is my will and I do order and direct that 
all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully satisfied by my 
executors out of my personal estate as soon after my decease 
as it can conveniently be done. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John all that 
stands charged in my books against him. I also give and be- 
queath unto him the sum of 1 50 pounds. 

Item : I give and bequeath unto my son David all that 
stands charged in my books against him. I also give and be- 
queath unto him the sum of 250 pounds and my old desk. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Septimus all the 
household goods, furniture, utensils, and cash which he had 


of me. I also give and bequeath unto him the sum of 150 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Peter all that I 
have already advanced him. I also give and bequeath unto him 
the sum of 250 pounds, my best desk and book case, and all my 
wearing apparel of every description. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lydia the 
sum of 200 pounds, two coverlids, two good blankets, 3 pairs 
of sheets, i case of drawers, 3 silver table spoons and one half 
the pewter ware in addition to what has already been advanced 
to her. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah the 
sum of 400 pounds, I also give and bequeath unto her one 
case of drawers, 2 dining tables, one breakfast table, tea table, 

2 looking glasses, and 3 feather beds all of her choice, all the 
chairs of every kind, all the bed clothes and bedsteads of every 
description and the furniture thereunto belonging, except what 
I shall hereinafter mention. I also give and bequeath unto her 

3 table spoons, one doz. silver tea spoons, silver tea tongs, and 
all the pots and kettles and belongings, the warming pan, the 
fr}ang pan, smoothing irons and hatchets, clothes press, dough 
trough and all the spinning wheels and reels. 

Item: I also give and bequeath unto her a good horse, 
saddle, and bridle, which be of the value of 40 pounds. 

Item : I give and bequeath unto my two daughters afore- 
said Lydia and Sarah in equal shares in value 2 cows, 4 hogs 
and 6 sheep, all of their choice, tin plate, stove, all tin, china, 
earthenware, stove, brass and glass wares, all the table linen of 
every description and napkins, also the cedar ware of every kind, 
also all the wheat and rye in the sheaf, bushel, and in the field 
or in whatever situation it may be in at the time of my decease, 
also all the wool, the flax of all kinds, dressed and undressed, 
all the wollen, linen, lindsey, in the piece or otherwise not here- 
tofore mentioned and which shall not be hereinafter particu- 
larly mentioned, likewise all the feathers not in beds and all 
their mothers wearing apparel of every kind. 

Item: I also give and bequeath unto my said daughters 
my corner cupboard. 

Item : I give and bequeath unto my grandson Jonathan 
Evans, son of John Evans, the sum of 80 pounds, one pair of 
bedsteads, feather bed and bolster, one pair of sheets, one 
blanket and one coverlid. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my two grandsons, 
namely, George Evans, son of Peter Evans, and Septimus 
Evans, son of David, the sum of 50 pounds to be paid to them 


in equal shares when they arrive at the age of 21 years re-, 
spectively, and my will is that my executors put the aforesaid 
sum of 50 pounds out to interest on good security, that they 
pay each of my said grandchildren his share of principal and 
interest as they arrive at the aforesaid age respectively, but if 
either of the said grandchildren should die in their minority, 
my will is that such child's share shall be equally divided be- 
tween his surviving brothers and sisters. It is my will and I 
do order and direct my executors to sell at public sale within 
one year after my decease all my land in New Castle Co., in 
the state of Delaware, for the highest and best price that can 
be fairly obtained for the same, counting about 217 acres, be 
the same more or less and I do hereby authorize and empower 
my executors or the survivor of them to make and execute 
good and sufficient titles with the appurtenances for the same, 
such as shall be valid in law to the purchaser or purchasers 

Item: I give and bequeath unto all my children in equal 
shares in value as tenants in common, all my lands with the ap- 
purtenances situate in London Britain Township, in the 
County of Chester, containing about 365 acres, be the same 
more or less, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns respec- 
tively forever. 

Item: My will is that whomsoever of my children shall 
possess the mansion house (as a residence) where I now re- 
side, shall take my clock and pay to my executors the sum of 
£20, which shall be considered as part of the residue of my 

Item : It is my will that the proceeds of the sales of the 
land be appropriated towards the payment of several legacies, 
and as touching the remainder of my estate of whatsoever 
kind or nature the same may be. I give and bequeath the same 
unto all my children equally to be divided between them share 
and share alike. And lastly, I do hereby revoke and make void 
all other will or wills by me heretofore made, declaring this 
writing, written on this and the three preceding pages, to be 
my last will and testament and no other. 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this 6th day of July in the year of our Lord, 1818. 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator to 
be his last will and testament, who in his presence and at his 
request have as witnesses hereunto subscribed our names. 

'T 'T^ *!* ^ 

Peter Evans * Seal * 
* * * * 


N. B. — The erasure made in the 7th line on the 2nd page 
and words "Empower my executors or the survivor of them 
to" which is interHned between the 7th and 8th Hues in the 3rd 
page was all done previous to its being signed. 

Walter Evans, 
Owen Jenkins, 
Evan Jones. 

I, Peter Evans, testator named in the foregoing will do 
give and bequeath unto my daughter Lydia, the sum of 50 
pounds, and I also give and bequeath unto her one feather bed, 
bolsters and pillows all in addition to the bequests made to her 
by the foregoing will. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Lydia 
and my daughter Sarah, all my stock of cattle, sheep and 
swine, all of every kind in equal shares of value, share and 
share alike. It is my will and I do hereby nominate, consti- 
tute and appoint my son John one of the executors of my last 
will and testament, in conjunction with my two sons appointed 
and named in the foregoing will, and it is my will and I do 
hereby request that this codicil be annexed to and made and 
considered a part of my last will and testament, anything in 
the foregoing will to the contrary notwithstanding. 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal, the 25th day of May, in the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and nineteen. 

Peter Evans * Seal * 

* * * * 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator as 
part of his last will in our presence, who at his request signed 
as witnesses. 

Walter Evans, 
Evan Jones. 

Personally came two of the witnesses to the foregoing 
will and codicil annexed of Peter Evans, deceased (Walter 
Evans the other witness being dead), and being duly affirmed 
according to law, did declare and say that they were personally 
present and saw Peter Evans sign and seal, and heard him pro- 
nounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament : 
with the codicil annexed and that at the doing thereof, he was 


of a perfect sound mind, memory and understanding, to the 
best of their knowledge and behef, and that they signed their 
names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the testator and 
at his request. 

Be it Remebered that on the sixteenth day of January, 
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, the foregoing 
will and codicil of Peter Evans, deceased, was proved in due 
form of law, and letters testamentary granted unto Septimus 
Evans, one of the executors in the testament named (John 
Evans, one of the said executors having first renounced). 

He having been duly affirmed well and truly to execute 
the same and to render an account according to law. 

Given under my hand and seal of office and registered the 
sixteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and 

Jacob Hubler, 


1823 January i6th, Mr. Septimus Evans, to John Lister Dr. 

To 3 dinners $1 -32 

To hay and oats 25 

To Brandy 123^ 

Received of Mr. Sept. Evans, executor to the estate of 
the late Peter Evans the above in full. 

John Lister. 

Messrs. Septimus and David Evans, Bill: 

2 half pints brandy $ -SO 

2 dinners 75 

Oats and Hay 25 

Received payment, January 23, 1824. 

John Henderson. 


II A. Morgan Jones, 3rd, 5E. 

12. Lydia Rice, 6. 

d. March 10, 1775; buried in Old Swedes Churchyard, 
m. September 12, 1772, at the Old Swedes Church, Wil- 


mington, Del., Thomas Gilpin, b. January ii, 1750; d. 1802. 
He married secondly, August 29, 1777, at Christ Church, 
Philadelphia, Sarah Gray. He married thirdly, January i, 
1783, Sarah Counsil. 

Joseph Gilpin (see 10 George Evans) married Hannah 
Glover and had fifteen children, of whom the eighth child, 
Joseph Gilpin, born January 21, 1704, died December 31, 
1792. He left fifteen children and forty-five grandchildren. 
At the death of their mother there were living twelve children 
and sixty-two grandchildren, and in 1763 there were ten chil- 
dren, sixty-two grandchildren and seventy great grandchildren. 

Joseph Gilpin, Jr., married October 17, 1729, Mary Cald- 
well and had ten children, of whom the youngest, Thomas 
Gilpin, married Lydia Rice. Lydia Rice had children by 
Thomas Gilpin (41-43), Evan Rice, Mary Rice and Thomas. 

13. Mary Rice, 6. 

Buried January, 1752, aged eighteen days. 

14. John Evans, 8. 

b. 1756; buried September 23, 1874. 

1 5. Oswald Evans, 8. 

b. 1761 ; d. November 21, 1779. 

16. Rees Jones Evans, 8. 

b. 1757; d. August 30, 1782. 

17. Mary Evans, 8. 

d. 1785, single (her will is given above). 

18. George Evans, M. D,, 9. 
d. 1822. 

m. Peyton. 

He joined the Continental Army as Surgeon, in Colonel 
Baylor's regiment of Virginia troops, and was bayoneted 
through the body, in a surprise attack by night near New 
York, and was taken prisoner. He settled at Oakland, Ches- 
terfield County, Va. Dr. George Evans, M. D., had issue by 
his wife Peyton (44 to 49), Mary, Lydia, Jane, Margaret, 
George and John. 

19. Captain Samuel Evans, 9. 

b. July 14, 1758; d. April 21, 1805. 

m. April 16, 1793. Frances Lowry, daughter of Col. Alex- 
ander Lowry, of Donegal, Lancaster County, Pa. 

Captain Samuel Evans organized the eighth company of 
the second batallion, Chester County militia, and was appointed 


its captain. He was in the Battle of Brandywine. He was a 
member of the Assembly in 1785-86-87 and 91. 

January 6, 1793, he was appointed by Governor Thomas 
Mifflin, first Associate Judge of Chester County, which office 
he resigned June 29, 1793, and moved to Lancaster County, 
Pa. He had issue by his wife Frances Lowry (50 to 55), Ann 
West, Margaret, Alexander Lowry, Jane Howell, Evan Rice 
and Elizabeth. 11760^.9 

20. Evan Rice Evans, 9. 

b. 1763; d. December 3, 181 1, in Sunbury, Pa. 

m. January i, 1797, Grace VVallis ; she died 1804. 

m. Secondly, January 14, 181 1, Mrs. Forrest nee Cowden. 

He was an Attorney at Law and was admitted to practice 
in the Courts of Lancaster, Pa., in 1793. He had issue by his 
first wife, Grace Wahis (56 to 58), Elizabeth Wallis, Mar- 
garet Grace, Sarah Smith. 

21. John Evans, 9. 

d. November 2t„ 1824. 

m. August 6, 1804, EHzabeth Wallis. He had issue by 
his wife Elizabeth Wallis (59 to 65), Grace Wallis, Elizabeth 
Margaret, Mary, Thomas Wallis, Margaret Garrett, Cassan- 
dra, Jane. 

22. Meredith Evans, 9. 
Died young. 

23. Jane Evans, 9. 

b. 1765; d. November 16, 18 14; buried in New London 
Presbyterian Churchyard. 

m. June I, 1797, Thomas Henderson. They had chil- 
dren (66 to 71), Margaret Evans, Eliza, Mary, Lydia, Jane 
Stephenson and Anna. 

24. Margaret Evans, 9. 

b. April 20, 1769; d. November 15, 1850. 

m. November i, 1797, Levi Garrett. They had chil- 
dren (72 to 76), William Evans, Jane, George Howell Marv 
Margaret, Elizabeth Ann. 

25. Lydia Evans, 9. 

m. Robert Wilkin. They had children (yy), Elizabeth 

26. Elizabeth Evans, 9. 

b. April 18, 1774; d. April 5, 1794. 

Elizabeth Evans is buried in London Tract Churchyard. 


Her tombstone has the following inscription: 

In memory of Elizabeth Evans, daughter of Evan Evans, 
who was born April i8, 1774, and departed this life April 5, 
1794. This stone is dedicated by her friends as a monument of 
their love for her exemplary virtues as a daughter, a sister and 
a friend, in all which characters she was without fault, for she 
lived beloved and died regretted by all. 

2.']. Mary Evans, 9. 
Died young. 

28. Hannah Evans, 10. 

b. September 23, 1758; d. November i, 1811; buried in 
Wilmington, Del. 

m. John Strawbridge of Philadelphia. They had children 
(78-82), John. James, George, Joseph and Jane. 

29. Peter Evans, 10. 

b. November 9, 1760; d. November 16, 1795. 
m. Frances Lawson. They resided in Bucks County, Pa. 
They had a child, George (83). 

30. Joseph Evans, 10. 

b. June 2^, 1763; d. November i, 1796. 
m. Eliza Wilcocks Davey, the daughter of Hugh Davey, 
of Baltimore, Md. They had one child, Hugh Davey (84). 

31. Phineas Evans, 10. 

b. January 30, 1767; d. March 9, 1767. 

32. George Evans, 10. 

b. June 16, 1768; d. January 16, 1794. 

33. Elizabeth Evans, 10. 

b. March 19, 1771 ; d. June 6, 1805; buried in Wilming- 
ton, Del. 

m. David Shakespear. 

34. Mary Evans, 10. 

b. February 10, 1776; d. April 4, 1801. 
m. March 16, 1797, Henry Lewis Yeatman. They had a 
son (85), George Evans. 

35. John Evans, 11. 

m. Elizabeth Evans. They had children (86 to 90), Jon- 
athan, Ann, Maria, Lydia, Theodore. 

36. Lydia Evans, 11. 

b. 1764; d. January 12, 1824. 
m. John Roberts. 


37- Peter Evans, 1 1 . 

b. 1767; d. August 14, 1832. 

m. Mary Bryan. They had children (91 to 92), George 
and Eliza. 

38. David Evans, 11. 

b. 1769; d. August 23, 1832. 

m. Ann Griffith, granddaughter of Benjamin Griffith, 
"for forty-six years pastor of Montgomery Baptist Church, 
and one of the ablest, most learned and useful men that Wales 
gave to this Country." They had children (93 to 95), Septi- 
mus, Rachel and Sarah. 

39. Septimus Evans, 11. 

b. February i, 1771 ; d. January 20, 1849; buried in Lon- 
don Tract Baptist Churchyard. 

m. June 20, 1798, Mary Morgan. She died September 
10, 1807. 

They had a daughter (96), Matilda. 

m. Secondly, March 15, 1810(11), page 141, Ann Whit- 
tmg. Born March 28, 1771 ; died January 2t„ 1846. Daughter 
of John and Deborah (Davis) Whitting. 

They had a daughter (97), Sarah Ann. 

The will of Septimus Evans, dated January 6, 1849, men- 
tions his daughter Sarah Ann Nivin, who after payment of a 
few legacies was to receive the balance of his estate, both real 
and personal. Executor son-in-law, David B. Nivin. Letters 
testamentary were granted February i, 1849. 

40. Sarah Evans, 11. 

b. 1778; d. November 7, 1857. 

m. William Bryan, M. D. Without issue. 


41. Evan Rice Gilpin, 12. 

bapt. February 13, 1775, '" Old Swedes Church, Wil- 
mington, Del. 

42. Mary Rice Gilpin, 12. 

b. February 22, 1775; bapt. March 19, 1775, at Old 
Swedes Church, Wilmington, Del. 

d. April 28, 1847. 

m. Richard Buckingham. 

The petition of Mary Rice Gilpin, of Newark. Del., states 
she was a legatee of Jane Evans, of the age of fourteen years 
and under twenty-one years, and prays the Court to appoint 
Gideon Gilpm her guardian. Petition granted. 


Note. — She was not a "legatee" as stated in the petition, 
as Jane Evans died intestate. 

They had issue (97A to 97K), James, Thomas, Lydia, 
Isaac, Mary, Sara, Ehiora, Hannah, Alban, John and Jane 

43. Thomas Gilpin, 12. 

bapt. November 6, 1775. 

44. Mary Evans, 18. 
b. 1785; d. 1843. 

m. 1803, Col. William R. Johnson of Warren County, 
N. C 

He was called "The Napoleon of the Turf." They had 
children (98 to 105), Mary Evans, Virginia, Frances Jane, 
Edward, George William, John Evans, William Ransom and 

45. Lydia Evans, 18. 

m. Vincent Markham. They had children (106 to 108), 
Vincent, James and Deveraux. 

46. Jane Evans, 18. 

m. 1814, Governor William Miller of North Carolina. 

His wife died and the Governor was appointed to a for- 
eign consulate by President Jackson. The vessel in which he 
sailed was wrecked and he and his only son WilHam were both 

They had issue (109), William, drowned with his father. 

47. Margaret Evans, 18. 
d. 1867. 

m. Charles W. Brewer of Virginia. No issue. 

48. George Evans, 18. 
Died young. 

49. John Evans, 18. 

Died young. 

50. Ann West Evans, 19. 

b. February 27, 1795; d. 1858. 

m. 1812, John McElderry. They had children (no to 
113), Thomas, Evans, John, Fannie. 

51. Margaret Evans, 19. 

b. September 14. 1797; d. 1850. 

m. 181 3, Jacob S. Zell of Lancaster, Pa. He was a mer- 
chant. They had children (114 to 115), Thomas and Eliza- 


52. Alexander Lowry Evans, 19. 

b. March 22, 1799; d. July i, 1839. 

m. 1822, Hannah Slaymaker, daughter of the Hon. Amos 
Slaymaker, of Lancaster, Pa. They had a child (116), Sam- 

53. Jane Howell Evans, 19. 

b. June 23, 1800. 

m. 181 7, Jasper Slaymaker, son of the Hon. Amos Slay- 
maker, of Lancaster, Pa. They had children (117 to 121), 
Amos, Fannie, Samuel Evans, James Buchanan and Jasper. 

54. Evan Rice Evans, 19. 

b. February 26, 1802; d. 1837, of yellow fever, in Texas. 

m. 1824, Valeria Fullerton Collins. 

He was born in Donegal, Lancaster County, Pa., and was 
admitted to the bar in 1823. They had a child (122), Sarah 

55. Elizabeth Evans, 19. 

b. December 3, 1803; d. December i, 1891. 

m. Jacob L Hoogyworff. He was a native of Holland 
and followed the occupation of a merchant in Baltimore, Md. 

They had children (123 to 126), John, Sophia, Samuel 
Evans and Frances Evans. 

56. Elizabeth Wallis Evans, 20. 

b. March 24, 1798; d. September 6, 1879. 

m. May i, 18 17, Hon. Henry Shippen. 

He was a Judge of Crawford County, Pa. 

They had children (127 to 135), Frances, Edward, Henry, 
Evan Wallis, Rush Rheese, Sarah Yerkes, William, Franklin 
and Joseph. 

57. Margaret Grace Evans, 20. 

b. October 5, 1800; d. July 28, 1856. 

m. July 28, 1825, Benjamin Rush Rheese, M. D. 

Dr. Rheese held for many years a responsible position in 
the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C. 

They had children (136 to 138), Ann Loxley, Henry 
Shippen and William Jones. 

58. Sarah Smith Evans, 20. 

b. July 3, 1802; d. September 10, 1865. 
m. September 6, 1821, General Hugh Brady. 
They had children ( 139 to 141 ), Evan Rice Evans, Eliza- 
beth Shippen and Jane Cook. 


59- Grace Wallis Evans, 21. 

b. August 21, 1805; d. March 9, 1857. 

m. August 10, 1830, Rev. Morgan John Rhees. 

They had children (142 to 146), Benjamin Rush, John 
Evans, Ann, Mary Erwin and Annie Ehzabeth. 

60. Elizabeth Margaret Evans, 21. 

b. August 18, 1807; d. December 9, 1889. 

m. January 6, 1828, John Cooper, M. D. 

They had childern (147 to 155), Francis Erwin, Mary 
Evans, John, Thomas Wallis, Theodore, Samuel Erwin, Fred- 
erick Steven, Charlotte Elizabeth and Arthur Erwin. 

61. Mary Evans, 21. 

b. February 9, 1809; d. 1894. 

m. May 2, 1839, William Erwin. 

They had children (156 to 163), Elizabeth Wallis, Mary 
Evans, William Wallis, John Evans, Alice Murray, Albert, 
Thomas Wallis and Mary Alice. 

62. Thomas Wallis Evans, 21. 

b. February 9, 181 1 ; d. March 26, 1897, Philadelphia, Pa. 

m. June 20, 1839, Annie D. Homer. 

He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ; removed to Philadel- 
phia, where he became a prominent merchant. 

They had children (164 to 168), Emma Gertrude, Annie 
Wallis, Elizabeth Yard, Ellen and Mary Elizabeth. 

63. Margaret Garrett Evans, 21. 

b. March 14, 181 3; d. December 18, 1880. 
m. January 7, 1847, Miller Fox. 
They had a child (169), John Evans. 

64. Cassandra Evans, 2 1 . 

b. April 30, 1815; d. June 26, 1863. 

65. Jane Evans, 21. 

b. May 15, 1817; d. October 15, 1890. 
m. December 21, 1841, Henry L. Aitken, M. D. 
They had children (170 to 174), Frances Augusta, John 
Nivin, Thomas Wallis, Elizabeth Wilkin and Harry Marshall. 

66. Margaret Evans Henderson, 23. 

b. November 9, 1798; d. February 21, 1882. 

67. Eliza Henderson, 23. 

b. August 15, 1800; d. December 27, 1893. 

68. Mary Henderson, 23. 

b. March 22, 1802; d. December 26, 1893. 


69. Lydia Henderson, 23. 

b. October 13, 1803; d. January 30, 1884. 

70. Jane Stevenson Henderson, 23. 

b. September 22, 1806; d. October 12, 1890. 

71. Anna Henderson, 23. 

b. April 25, 1808; d. April 3, 1888. 

m. Edwin M. Nivin (70), page 108. 

No issue. 

These six sisters all lived to a remarkable old age and are 
buried in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilming- 
ton, Del, 

72. William Evans Garrett, 24. 
b. November 2, 1798. 

m. February 4, 1830, Deborah Ann Walter. 
They had children (175 to 178), Walter, Julia, William 
Evans and Elizabeth. 

73. Jane Garrett, 24. 

b. December 13, 1800; d. August 4, 1827. 
m. Samuel Williams Keen. 

They had children (179 to 180), Margaret Garrett and 
William Evans Garrett. 

74. George Howell Garrett, 24. 
b. October 18, 1802. 

m. Margaret Hall. 

They had children (181 to 185), Thomas Hall, Mary 
Elizabeth, Anna, George Levi and Margaret Hall. 

75. Mary Margaret Garrett, 24. 

b. May 20, 1805; d. June 4, 1830. 
m. John Hall. 

They had a child ( 186) , Elizabeth Ann Garrett. 
"j^i. Elizabeth Ann Garrett, 24. 

b. June 29, 1807; d. August 21, 1827. 

TJ. Elizabeth Evans Wilkin, 25. 

d. January 1875. 

m. January, 1824 (73), page 109, John Nivin, born 
March 12, 1793, son of Col. David Nivin and Tabitha Mc- 

They had children (186A to 193), David Evans, Wilkin 
Henderson, Thomas Henderson, Jane Evans, Tabitha Mc- 
Mechen, Mary Garrett, Thomas Henderson and William Por- 


78. John Strawbridge, 28. 

m. First, Elizabeth Stocton, 

m. Secondly, Francis Taylor. 

He had issue by his first wife (194 to 195), Stocton and 
John B. 

He had issue by his second wife (196 to 203), Ann Tay- 
lor, John T., George, Frances B., Julia, Thomas, Eliza and 
James Vanderkemp. 

79. James Strawbridge, 28. 

80. George Strawbridge, 28, 
d. 1859. 

m. Francis Hepburn. 

He was a resident of New Orleans, La., where he was a 
District Judge, and later was elected to the Supreme Court. 
They had a child (204), Jane. 

81. Joseph Strawbridge, 28. 

82. Jane Strawbridge, 28. 

m. J. D. Ledyard of Gazenova, N. J. 
They had children (205 to 210), Linklan, Jonathan, 
Denise, George S., Helen S., and Lamberties, 

83. George Evans, 29, 

He resided in Bucks County, Pa. 

84. Hugh Davey Evans, LL. D., 30. 

b. April 26, 1792; d. August 14, 1869. 
He was a prominent and distinguished attorney at law in 
Baltimore, Md., and the author of a law book on Pleading. 

85. George Evans Yeatman, 34. 

86. Jonathan Evans, M. D., 35. 

b. January 28, 1793; d. July 7, 1851. 

m. First, Mathias. 

m. Secondly, Jane Jenkins. 

By his first wife he had a daughter, who died young. 
He had children by his second wife (211 to 212), Oliver 
Morris and Sarah Jane. 

87. Ann Evans, 35. 

b. 1794; d. August I, 1865. 

m. George Lowry. 

They had children (213 to 214), Edward and Elizabeth. 

88. Maria Evans, 35. 
m. Bateman. 


89. Lydia Evans, 35. 
m. Jones. 

They had children (215 to 217), Jacob, Samuel and 

90. Theodore Evans, 35. 
m. . 

They had children (218 to 220), John, Edward and Re- 

91. George Evans, 37. 

b. 1808; d. April 15, 1830. 

m. Ann Cregg. 

They had a child (221), Peter. 

92. Eliza Evans, 37. 

b. 1801 ; d. June 16, 1828. 

93. Septimus Evans, 38. 

b. 1807; d- December 24, 1886. 

m. Ann Davis. 

He resided near Colmar, Pa., and owned a tract of 93 
acres of land that had been in the same family and name since 

They had children (222 to 229), David, John, Esther Ann, 
Mahlon, Joel, Septimus, Rachel Ellie and Sarah. 

94. Rachel Evans, 38. 

b. January 11, 1806; d. August 16, 1895. 

m. October 23, 1828, Jacob Knipe, M. D. 

They celebrated their golden wedding October, 1878. 

They had children (230 to 238), David Evans, Mary A., 
Francis M., Sarah J., Jacob Oliver, Hannah E., Septimus A., 
Rachel Amanda and Conrad Miller. 

95. Sarah Evans, 38. 

b. 18 10; d. April 29, 1890. 

m. Mahlon Davis. 

They had children (239 to 240), Sarah and Joel. 

96. Matilda Evans, 39. 

b. December 10, 1804; d. February 14, 1832. 
m. May 26, 1829, Andrews Murphy, M. D. 
They had children (241 ), Septimus Evans, and also an in- 
fant, who died March 20, 1831. 

97. Sarah Ann Evans, 39. 

b. December 26, 181 1 ; d. August 3, 1876. 

m. November 30, 1837 (by the Rev. Thomas Barton), 


(78), page 109, David Boyd Nivin; born 1807; died Octo- 
ber 23, 1877. 

They are buried in the New London Presbyterian Ceme- 

They had children (242 to 247), Anna Whitting, Septi- 
mus Evans, Ella McMechen, Myra Bryan, Clara Llewelyn and 
John Wilkin. 


97A. James Buckingham, 42, 

b. October 10, 1795. 

m. Martha Kinsey. 

They had children, Richard K. ; John, born September 25, 
1813 ; Margaret, born June 6, 1820; Mary, born November 27, 

97B. Thomas Buckingham, 42. 
b. May 2, 1797. 

m. First, Elma Mitchell, and had a son, Gilpin, 
m. Secondly, Eliza Boulden Moore. 

97C Lydia Buckingham, 42. 

b. March 3, 1800. 

m. Walter Craig. 

They had children Elwood, Hannah J., John, Harlan and 

97D. Isaac Buckingham, 42. 

b. May 25, 1802. 

m. Jane Bryan. 

The had children, Isabelle, George, Henry, Emma and 

97E. Mary Buckingham, 42. 

b. December 30, 1804. 

m. Lewis Black. 

They had children, Charles, Frank, Ann Eliza and 
Alban B. 

97F. Sara Buckingham, 42. 
b. November 25, 1805. 
m. Joseph Hanna. 
They had children, Lydia A., Eliza P., Stinson and John. 

97G. Elnora Buckingham, 42. 
b. August 30, 1807. 
m. James Stinson. 


97H. Hannah Buckingham, 42. 

b. October 13, 1809. 

m. James Megilligan. 

They had children, Mary Ellen, William B., Jane, Annie, 
James, Samuel and Sara. 

97I. John Buckingham, 42. 

b. November 30, 181 3. 

m. First, Anna Pennock. 

m. Secondly, Catharine Holland. 

They had children, Isaac, Annie, Rachel, Louisa, Maria 
and Martha P. 

97J. Alban Buckingham, 42. 

b. August 18, 181 1 ; d. November 3, 1893. 

m. February 6, 1839, Mary Eastburn Jeans. 

They had children, David E., born February 3, 1840; 
Richard G., born August i, 1841 ; Alban, born September 19, 
1843; Elizabeth, born September 19, 1845; John C, born 
March 4, 1848. 

97K. Jane Buckingham, 42. 
b. December 28, 181 6. 
m. Samuel Hibbert. 

98. Mary Evans Johnson, 44. 
b. 1804. 

m. 1822, Thomas T. Dunn of Petersburg, Va. 
They had children (248-249), William R, and Thomas 
H. ; both married and had children. 

99. Virginia Johnson, 44. 

m. Gen. James West Pegram; killed November 4, 1844, 
by an explosion of the steamer "Lucy Walker," near Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

They had children (250-254), John, William R. J., James 
W., Virginia J. and Mary Evans. 

100. Frances Jane Johnson, 44. 

m. Judge John S. Caskie of Richmond, Va. 
They had children (255-258), William R. J., George 
Evans, James and Lizzie. 

loi. Edward Johnson, 44. 

m. Minerva Stille of Brunswick County, Va. 

They had children (259-263), William C, Mary, Min- 
erva, Jane Maclin and Margaret. 


102. George William Johnson, 44. 

m. Martha J. Eggleston of Amelia County, Va. 
They had children (264-268), William R., George W., 
Martha J., Mary and Virginia. 

103. John Evans Johnson, 44. 

m. First, Delia Armistead of Petersburg, Va, 

m. Secondly, Martha Truxton Swift, daughter of ex- 
Mayor John Swift of Philadelphia. 

He had issue by his first wife (269), William R. J. 

He had issue by his second wife (270-271), Fannie Evans 
and Mary Truxton. 

104. William Ransom Johnson, 44. 

m. Ariadna Elvira Branch, daughter of Captain David 
H. Branch of Petersburg, Va. 

They had children (272-273), Mary and Virginia. 

105. Marmaduke Johnson, 44, 

m. Mary Paul of Norfolk, Va. 

They had children (274-275), Mary and Wentworth. 

106. Vincent Markam, 45. 

m. and died leaving descendants in West Virginia. 

107. James Markham, 45. 

m. ■ and died leaving descendants in Alabama. 

108. Deveraux Markham, 45. 

He was drowned in the Mississippi River. 

109. William Miller, 46. 

Was drowned with his father Governor William Miller 
(v., supra). 

no. Thomas McElderry, 50, 

d. 1847. 


He was supercargo for a Baltimore firm, who traded in 
South America. He left one child. 

111. Evans McElderry, 50. 

He was an employee of the American Fur Company, and 
in 1844 was at their trading post in the Yellowstone. 

112. John McElderry, 50. 

Died of yellow fever in Texas. 

113. Fannie McElderry, 50. 
d. 1887. 

m. John Gill of St, Louis, Mo. 


They had children (276-280), Thomas McElderry, Rich- 
ard W., Esther, Annie and George. 

114. Thomas Zell, 51. 

b. March, 1821 ; d. February 13, 1885, at Reading, Pa. 

m. December 23, 185 1, Josephine Patterson Thompson. 

They had children (281-287), Thomas Burd, William 
Thompson, Josephine Patterson, Elizabeth Jeannette, Margaret 
Lowrey, Theodore Shippen and Lucian Mitchell. 

115. Elizabeth Zell, 51. 

116. Samuel Evans, 52. 
b. January 20, 1823. 

m. October 28, 1852, Elizabeth Anderson of Pittsburgh, 

m. Secondly, December 26, 1857, Mary S. Shock of 
York, Pa. 

He was a member of the Historical Society of Pennsyl- 
vania, Sons of the Revolution, and for thirty-seven years a 
Justice of Peace. 

He had issue by his first wife (288), Francis Alexander. 

He had issue by his second wife (289-291), Fannie, Sam- 
uel and Lillian. 

117. Amos Slaymaker, 53. 

He was an attorney at law of Lancaster, Pa. 

118. Fannie Slaymaker, 53. 

m. Rev. Solomon McNair. No issue. 

119. Samuel Evans Slaymaker, 53. 
m. Charlotte Taite. 

They had children (292-296), Fanny Lowrey, Emma 
Taite, Jane (who died young), John Taite and Jasper. 

120. James Buchanan Slaymaker, 53. 
m. Mary A. Wilson. 

They had children (297-301), Jasper, Andrew Wilson, 
Mary Bell, Fanny McNair and Annie. 

121. Jasper Slaymaker, Jr., 53. 
m. Sarah Isabel Elder. 

They had children (304-311), Jennie E., Jasper S., Fanny 
McNair, Isabel, John Ralston, Samuel Evans, Leslie Rogers 
and Charles. 


122. Sarah Frances Evans, 54, 

b. 1829; d. August 15, 1898. 

m. Gen. Alfred B. McCalmont, Deputy Attorney General 
under President Buchanan. 

They had children (312-314), Lydia Collins, Sarali 
Lowrey, Robert. 

123. John Hoogyworff, 55. 
Died single. 

124. Sophia Hoogyworff, 55. 
Died single. 

125. Samuel Evans Hoogyworff, 55. 

m. October, 1854, Elizabeth Deure. 

They had children (315-316), John A. and Virginia R. 

126. Francis Evans Hoogyworff, 55. 

127. Frances Shippen, 56. 

b. March 23, 1818; d. May 29, 1897. 

m. June 28, 1838, Edgar Huidekoper. 

They had children (317-324), Henry S., Frederick Wol- 
ters, Herman John, Edgar, Gertrude, Elizabeth, Rush Shippen 
and Frank Colhoun. 

128. Edward Shippen, 56. 
b. December 26, 1819. 

m. September 10, 1858, Ellen Stokes. 
They had children (325-327), Edward, William and 

129. Henry Shippen, 56. 

b. April 5, 1822; d. March 6, 1845. 

130. Evans Wallis Shippen, 56. 

b. March 15, 1824, at Huntingdon, Pa. 
m. November 25, 1852, Catherine Yeates McElwee. 
They had children (328-334), Fannie, Kate, Franklin, 
Herman Huidekoper, Herbert, Harry Houston and Mary. 

131. Rush Rheese Shippen, 56. 

b. January 8, 1828, at Meadville, Pa. 
m. October 10, 1855, Zariah Rodman of Utica, N. Y. 
They resided at Jamaica Plains, Mass. 
They had children (335-338), Sarah, Henry, Marvin 
Rodman and Eugene. 

132. Sarah Yeates Shippen, 56. 

b. May 21, 1830; d. September 24, 1855, 

m. June 23, 1853, Rev. Thomas J. Mumford. No issue. 


133- William Shippen, 56. 

b. May 23, 1832; d. October 23, 1863. 

m. October 14, 1857, Ruth Baker of Louisville, Ky. 

They had children (339-340), William and Elizabeth 

134. Franklin Shippen, 56. 

b. April 18, 1837; d. December 10, 1863. Single. 

135. Joseph Shippen, 56. 

b. September 20, 1839. 
m. May 6, 1870, Elizabeth J. Winslow. 
They resided at St. Louis, Mo. 

They had children (341-343), Joseph Franklin, Kath- 
leen Maud and Bertha. 

136. Ann Loxley Rheese, 57. 

137. Henry Shippen Rheese, 57. 

138. William Jones Rheese, 57. 
b. May 20, 1830. 

m. First, November 13, 1856, Laura Oliver Clark, 
m. Secondly, September 20, 1866, Romenia Fontinetta 

He had issue by his first wife a daughter, Fannie Augusta 


He had issue by his second wife (345-349), William 
Henry, Charles Frank, Grace Margaret, Flora Gertrude and 
Benjamin Rush. 

139. Evan Rice Evans Brady, 58. 

b. March 16, 1823, at Indiana, Pa. Killed September 14, 

m. January 28, 1845, Frances A. Magee of Clearfield, Pa. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War and was killed at the 
Battle of South Mountain. 

They had one child (350), Sarah Grace. 

140. Elizabeth Shippen Brady, 58. 
b. December 25, 1825. 

m. June 30, 1846, Andrew Craig of Brookville, Pa. 
They had children (351-355), Frances Jane, Hugh Brady, 
Sarah Frances, Alice Gertrude and Evan Rice Evans. 

141. Jane Cook Brady, 58. 

b. February 16, 1830; d. August 26, 1832. 

142. Benjamin Rush Rhees, 59. 
b. i83i;d. 1854. 


143. John Evans Rhees, 59. 

b. March 19, 1833; d. 1862. 
m. Annie N, McCutchen. 

They children (356-a-b-c), LilHe Grace, Morgan John, 
B. Rush and Carrie M. 

144. Ann Rhees, 59. 

b. November 25, 1835 ;d. 1836. 

145. Mary Erwin Rhees, 59. 

m. Charles Granville Hammond. 

They had children (357-359), Annie Rhees, Mary Grace 
and John Rhees. 

146. Annie Elizabeth Rhees, 59. 
m. Isaac Hawley Seelye, Jr. 

The had children (360-361), Frank Rhees and Caroline 

147. Francis Erwin Cooper, 60. 

b. 1829; d. February 14, 1893. Single. 

148. Mary Evans Cooper, 60. 
b. 183 1 ; d. July i, 1892. 
m. Willard C. Morse. 

They had children (362-363), John Cooper and Lizzie 

149. John Cooper, M. D., 60. 
m. Ophelia Bronson. 

He was a surgeon in the U. S. Navy and his residence was 
at Corning, N. Y. 

They had children (364-369), Alice, John Vandever, 
Louise, Randolph, Mary and Harley. 

150. Lieut. Thomas Wallis Cooper, 60. 
b. 1836; d. October 31, 1862. 

He was a First Lieutenant, and one of General Fremont's 
bodyguards, and died at St. Louis, Mo. 

151. Theodore Cooper, 60. 

He served in the U. S. Navy from 1861 until 1871, and 
was afterwards a consulting engineer of New York City. 

152. Samuel Erwin Cooper, 60. 

b. 1840; d. August 3, 1864. Single. 

He was a graduate of Yale College in 1863. 

153. Lieut. Frederick Stephen Cooper, 60. 
m. Frances J. Merrill. 


He served as Second Lieutenant in General Fremont's 
bodyguards 1861 until 1862. His residence was in Aspen, Col. 

They had children (370-373),. Frederick Merrill, Nellie 
Evans, Edward Merrill and Theodore. 

154. Charlotte Elizabeth Cooper, 60. 
m. William Bryson. 

They had children (374-376), Thomas Bines, John 
Cooper and Fred Cruthers. 

155. Arthur Erwin Cooper, 60. 
m. Elizabeth Burch. 

They had children (377-384), Elizabeth Mary, Charlotte 
Irene, Kathleen, Thomas Wallis, Bessie, Theodore Arthur, 
Louise and Francis Frederick. 

156. Ehzabeth Wallis Erwin, 61. 
m. First, William Ward, 
m. Secondly, R. A. Craig. 

She had issue by her first husband (385-386), William 
Erwin and Ralph Howard. 

157. Mary Evans Erwin, 61. 
d. Young. 

158. William Wallis Erwin, 61. 
m. Mary T. King. 

He was a prominent attorney at law of St. Paul, Minn. 

159. John Evans Erwin, 61. 
m. Julia Gayley. 

They resided in Cleveland, Ohio. 
They had children (387), Julia. 

160. Alice Murray Erwin, 61. 
d. Young. 

161. Albert Erwin, 61. 

b. 1866; d. 1882. Single. 

162. Thomas Wallis Erwin, 61. 
d. Young. 

163. Mary Alice Erwin, 61. 
d. 1890. 

m. Charles H. Potter. 

They had children (388-389), Mary Antoinette and 
Charles Mason. 


164. Emma Gertrude Evans, 62. 

b. September 19, 1840; d. September 29, 1912. 
m. October 26, 1864, Gen. Henry S. Huidekoper (317), 
page 62. 

Issue given under his line. 

165. Annie Wallis Evans, 62. 
d. 1893. 

m. Robert M. Dunn, 

They had children (390-391), Thomas Wallis Evans and 
Elizabeth Bayard. 

166. Elizabeth Yard Evans, 62, 
d. At age of four years. 

167. Ellen Evans, 62. 

m. Edgar H. Butler. 

168. Mary Elizabeth Evans, 62. 

m. June 10, 1880, Francis Hepburn McCullough. 

169. John Evans Fox, 63. 

m. June 15, 1879, Elizabeth H. Miller. 

They had children (392-398), Margaret Evans, Mary, 
George Miller, Stewart, Bessie, Annie Stewart and Katherine 

170. Frances Augusta Aitken, 65. 

b. October 30, 1842; d. July 3, 1885. 

171. John Nivin Aitken, 65. 

b. April 5, 1844; d. March 18, 1919. 
m. November 26, 1890, Sarah S. Shimer. 
They had one child (399), John Nivin, Jr. 

172. Thomas Wallis Aitken, 65. 

b. July 13, 1847; d. November 14, 1912. 
m. December 9, 1890, Cassie Strunk. 

173. Elizabeth Wilkin Aitken, 65. 

b. September 15, 1849; d. February 27, 1852. 

174. Harry Marshall Aitken, 65. 

b. February 5, 1854; d. July 25, 1883. 

175. Walter Garrett, 72. 
d. Single. 

176. Julia Garrett, "jt.. 

d. August 21, 1 91 5. 

She was the last survivor of her family. She inherited al- 
most the entire wealth of her father, William Evans Garrett, 


from a snuff manufacturing plant, founded by one of the fam- 
ily in 1782. Her fortune was estimated at $25,000,000, and at 
the time of her death she was one of the wealthiest women in 
the United States. 

Her will dated October 29, 1902, directs her executors to 
file no inventories or accounts of her estate. 

177. William Evans Garrett, ']2. 
d. Single. 

178. Elizabeth Garrett, 72. 
d. Single. 

179. Margaret Garrett Keen, 73. 
m. James Hutchinson Kay. 

They had children (400-402), Samuel Williams, Sarah 
Hutchinson and James Hutchinson. 

180. William Evans Garrett Keen, 73. 
m. Ellen Lovejoy. 

He was killed in the C. S. A. in 1864. 
They had children (403-404), Samuel William, Harriet 

181. Thomas Hall Garrett, 74. 
m. Elizabeth Blight. 

182. Mary Elizabeth Garrett, 74. 
m, Corran Smith. 

183. George Levi Garrett, 74. 
m. Sophia C. Gray. 

184. Anna Garrett, 74. 

185. Margaret Hall Garrett, 74. 
m. Charles . 

186. Elizabeth Ann Garrett Hall, 75. 
d. At the age of seven. 

186A. David Evans Nivin, ']']. 

d. May 23, 1904, 

m. January 23, 1849, Alethea L. Ireland. 

They had children (405-410), Elizabeth Wilkin, Emma 
Warfield, Jane Evans, William Ireland, Tabitha Henderson 
and John. 

187. Wilkin Henderson Nivin, 'j'j. 
d. Young. 

188. Thomas Henderson Nivin, yj. 
d. Young. 


189. Jane Evans Nivin, ']']. 

m. December 24, 1850, James Hawthorne Cuningham. 
M. D. 

They had children (411-416), Lizzie Wilkin, Allen Fran- 
cis, John Nivin, Anna Hawthorne, Helen Dickey and Mary 

190. Tabitha McMechen Nivin, ']']. 

191. Mary Garrett Nivin, yj. 
d. March, 1864. 

m. 1855, Thomas George Hambden Massey. 

They had children (417-421), John Wilkin, Robert 
Bruce, Emily Sophia, Thomas Hambden, Jr., and Henry Haw- 
thorne Cunningham. 

192. Thomas Henderson Nivin, ']y. 
b. 1833 ;d. 1910. 

m. June 8, 1876, Louisa Rankin. 

They had children (423-426), Anne Evans, Thomas 
Rankin, John Norman and William Crawford. 

193. William Porter Nivin, yj. 
d. Young. 

194. Stocton Strawbridge, 78. 
b. 1805. 

195. John B. Strawbridge, 78. 

196. Ann Taylor Strawbridge, 78. 
m. Peter Brown. 

They had a child (427), John C. 

197. John T. Strawbridge, 78. 

198. George Strawbridge, 78. 
m. Jane West. 

They had children (428-429), John West and George. 

199. Frances B. Strawbridge, 78. 

200. Julia Strawbridge, 78. 
m. S. Borden. 

They had a child (430), Frances. 

201. Thomas Strawbridge, 78. 

202. Eliza Strawbridge, 78. 

203. Jamics Vanderkemp Strawbridge, 78. 

204. Jane Strawbridge, 80. 


205. Linklan Ledyard, 82. 
m. Clarissa Seymour. 

He had his name changed by Act of Legislature to Led- 
yard Linklan. His wife was a sister of Governor Horatio 
Seymour of New York. 

They had a child (431 )» Helen L. 

206. Jonathan Ledyard, 82. 

207. Denise Ledyard, 82. 

208. George S. Ledyard, 82. 

209. Helen S. Ledyard, 82, 

210. Lamberties Ledyard, 82. 

211. Oliver Morris Evans, 86. 

b. 1832; d. January 17, 1909. 

m. Ellie Jane Jenkins. 

He was an officer of the First National Bank, Lansdale, 

They had children (432-434), Sarah Jane, Oliver Mor- 
ris, Jr., and Evelyn. 

212. Sarah Jane Evans, 86. 
b. July I, 1836. 

m. 1861, John S. Jenkins. 

They had children (435-439). Owen Blair, Horace 
Evans, Alvin Evans, Adele Evans and Wilton. 

213. Edward Lowry, 87. 
m. Amanda . 

They had a daughter, who married. 

214. Elizabeth Lowry 87. 

b. 1821 ; d. June 6, 1848. 

m. George Stuckert. 

They had a child (440), Matilda. 

215. Jacob Jones, 89. 

216. Samuel Jones, 89. 

217. Louisa Jones, 89. 

218. John Evans, 90. 

219. Edward Evans, 90. 

220. Rebecca Evans, 90. 

221. Peter Evans, 91. 

b. 1828; d. November 28, 1895. 
m. Mary Ann ElHs. 


They had children (441-445), Adelaide, Elizabeth, 
George Bryan, Wayne and Francis M. 

222. David Evans, 93. 

223. John Evans, 93. 

d. November, 1920. 

m. Priscilla . 

They had children (446-450), Benjamin Howard, Irwin, 
Willis, Annie and Nathan. 

224. Esther Ann Evans, 93. 
b. 1837; d. May 2, 1904. 

225. Mahlon Evans, 93. 

d, November 19, 1917. 
m. Maggie Lungren. 

They had children (451-458), Jennie, Blanche Irene, 
Adah, Willis and Helen. 

226. Joel Evans, 93. 

b. April II, 1841. 
m. Mary Jones. 

They had children (456-458), Harry Osten, Oscar Grif- 
fith and Estelle Florence. 

22"]. Septimus Evans, 93. 

b. August 30, 1843; d. July 27, 1909- 

m. First, Kate Benner. 

m. Secondly, Clara Alabach. 

He had issue by his first wife (459-460), William and 

He had issue by his second wife (461-462), Clara Evelyn 
and Mabel. 

228. Rachel Ellie Evans, 93. 

b. 1847; d. August 29, 1916. 

229. Sarah Evans, 93. 

b. 1846; d. July 22, 1862. 

230. David Evans Knipe, 94. 

b. January 2, 1831 ; d. October 10, 1848. 

231. Mary A. Knipe, 94. 

b. May 5, 1832; d. December 23, 1910. 

232. Francis M. Knipe, M. D., 94. 

b. November 17, 1834; d. August 4, 1894. 
m. Louisa M. Schneider. 

He was buried aa Falkner Swamp Cemetery, New Hano- 
ver, Pa. His six nephews were pallbearers. 


They had children (463-470), Ella Olivia, Mary Almeda, 
Rachel Laura, Rosa Louise, William Henry, Sara J., Bertha 
S. and Hannah M. 

233. Sarah J. Knipe, 94, 

b. April 17, 1836; d. April 22, 1864. 
m. December 25, 1856, Abraham K. Whitner, 
They had children (471-472), Ida Calista and Mary 

234. Jacob Oliver Knipe, M. D., 94. 
b. September 3, 1837. 

m. May 16, 1865, Clara Foley. 

They had children (473-478), Irvin P., Reinochl, Jacob 
Clarence, Francis Warren, George Linley and Norman Leslie. 

235. Hannah E. Knipe, 94. 

b. July 7, 1839; d. January 5, 1877. 

236. Septimus A. Knipe, M. D., 94. 
b. July 27, 1841. 

m. April 26, 1866, Catherine B. Fagley. 

They celebrated their golden wedding 19 16. 

They had children (479-485), Harry A., Elias P., Rachel 
Emily, Septimus Austin, Jacob Leon, Lizzie Bertolet and 
Katie May. 

237. Rachel Amanda Knipe, 94. 

b. July 28, 1843; d. September 18, 1905. 

238. Conrad Miller Knipe, 94. 

b. October 19, 1846; d. April 5, 1847. 

239. Sarah Davis, 95. 

b. 1848; d. December 24, 1877. 

240. Joel Davis, 95. 

m. Annie McCook. 

They had children (486-487), Wellington and Raymond. 

241. Septimus Evans Murphy, 96. 

b. February, 1830; d. July 9, 1830. 

242. Anna Whitting Nivin, 97, 

b. January 21, 1840; d. April 28, 1906. 

243. Septimus Evans Nivin, 97. 
b. April 12, 1842. 

He resides on a farm near Landenberg, Pa., of 394 acres, 
being the same premises that Septimus Evans by his will (v., 
supra) devised to Sarah Ann Nivin, and the same premises 


that Peter Evans by deed dated January 13, 1821, for the con- 
sideration of $2 1, 283. 87^4, granted and conveyed 354 acres 
and 37 perches, and John M. Beeson and wife by deed dated 
April 27, 1837, for the consideration of $1225 conveyed 24^ 
acres of land to Septimus Evans. Being a part of 1000 acres 
that John Evans by will dated March 15, 1737, devised to Evan 
Evans, George Evans and Peter Evans. Being the same prem- 
ises that John Evans of Denbigh, Wales, by Peter Evans of 
Philadelphia, his attorney, by deed dated May 31, 1734, for the 
consideration of £400, granted and conveyed to John Evans, 
and the same 1000 acres that William Penn, Jr., by deed of 
September 20, 171 5, granted to John Evans, Esq., and a part 
of 14,500 acres that William Penn by Patent dated May 24, 
J 706, granted to William Penn, Jr. This land has been in pos- 
session of the family since 1734, and if John Evans of Den- 
bigh was one of the family, then since the year 171 5. 

He was elected to the State Senate in 1891, and has been 
a director of the First National Bank of West Chester, Pa., 
for 42 years and is now its vice-president. He is trustee and 
treasurer of the New London Presbyterian Church and has 
served in this capacity for 39 years. He has also been trustee 
and treasurer of the London Tract Baptist Church (27 years), 
treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Grange (22 years). He 
has also served as a school director in London Britain Town- 
ship continuously 56 years, and as president of New London 
Detective Association 40 years. 

He is a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Lu Lu Tem- 
ple A, A. O. N. M. S. 

244. Ella McMechin Nivin, 97. 

b. December 8, 1844; d. May 13, 1904. 

245. Myra Bryan Nivin, 97. 
b. January 12, 1846. 

m. February 7, 1900, M. James Galloway, M. D. 

246. Clara Llewellyn Nivin, 97. 

b. October 11, 1847; d. February 8, 1862. 

247. John Wilkin Nivin, 97. 
b. February 14, 1849. 

m. April 12, 1877, Sophia Lewis Stone, daughter of Rev. 
Joseph Stone, Rector of St. Thomas' Church, Newark, Del. 
She died September 6, 1879. 

They had children (488-489), Evelyn Stone, Sophie 
Lewis Stone. 



248. William R. Dunn, 98. 
m. Had issue. 

249. Thomas H. Dunn, 98. 
m. Had issue. 

250. John Pegram, 99. 

m. Hetty Carey, daughter of Wilson Miles Carey, of Bal- 
timore, Md. 

He was killed in battle near Petersburg, Va., in 1864. 

His widow married secondly, Professor Henry Newell 
Martin of Johns Hopkins University. 

251. William R. J. Pegram, 99. 

He was a Brigadier-General in the C. S. A., and was 
killed in battle at Five Forks, April, 1865. 

252. James W. Pegram, 99. 
Was killed in the C. S. A. 

253. Virginia J. Pegram, 99. 

m. Colonel David G. Macintosh, of the C. S. A. 
He was an attorney at law of Baltimore, Md. 

254. Mary Evans Pegram, 99. 

m. General Joseph R. Anderson, of the C. S. A. 
He was afterwards one of the owners of the Tredegar 
Iron Works, of Richmond, Va. 

255. William R. J. Caskie, 100. 

256. George Evans Caskie, 100. 

257. James Caskie, 100. 

258. Lizzie Caskie, 100. 

259. William C. Johnson, loi. 

260. Mary Johnson, loi. 

261. Minerva Johnson, loi. 

262. Jane Maclin Johnson, loi. 

263. Margaret Johnson, 10 1. 

264. William R. Johnson, 102. 

265. George W. Johnson, 102. 

266. Martha J. Johnson, 102. 

267. Mary Johnson, 102, 

268. V^irginia Johnson, 102. 

269. William R. J. Johnson, 103. 

270. Fannie Evans Johnson, 103. 


271. Mary Truxton Johnson, 103. 

272. Mary Johnson, 104. 

273. Virginia Johnson, 104. 

274. Mary Johnson, 105. 

275. Wentworth Johnson, 105. 

276. Thomas McElderry Gill, 113. 
m. Mollie A. Brooks. 

They had children (490-494), Lizzie, Frances Evans, 
John J., Mary A. and Thomas McElderry. 

Q.'jy. Richard W. Gill, 113. 

278. Esther Gill, 113. 

m. Oscar W. Gauss. 

They had children (495-500), Annie, Marion, Rosa, 
Charlotte, Josephine and Oscar. 

279. Annie Gill, 113. 

m. Joseph W. Gauss. 

They had children (501-505), Esther, Henry, Francis, 
Paul Whillum and Annie. 

280. George Gill, 113. 
m. Ollie McCune. 

They had a child (506), McCune. 

281. Thomas Burd Zell, 114. 

m. Ada Virginia Nissly, of Dauphin, Pa. 
They had a child (506A), Paul. 

282. William Thompson Zell, 114. 
m. Alice Beaver Thompson. 

283. Josephine Patterson Zell, 114. 
m. Henry Crowther. 

They had children (507-516), Henry Lindley, Mary 
Ethel, Herbert Burd, Helen Ada, Frances L., Charlotte Patter- 
son, Edith Florence, Marguerite, Edmund Costello and Burd. 

284. Elizabeth Jeannette Zell, 114. 
m, John W. Clark. 

They had children (517-520), John, Fannie Lowrey, 
Thomas L. and James Brice. 

285. Margaret Lowrey Zell, 114. 

286. Theodore Shippen Zell, 114, 
m. Theresa Collins. 

They had a child (521), Gladys May. 

287. Lucian Mitchell Zell, 114. 


288. Francis Alexander Evans, 1 16. 

b. November 15, 1853; d. August 12, 1854. 

289. Fannie Evans, 116. 
d. Young. 

290. Samuel Evans, 116. 
d. Young. 

291. Lillian Evans, 116. 

292. Fanny Lowrey Slaymaker, 119. 
d. Young. 

293. Emma Taite Slaymaker, 119. 
d. Young. 

294. Jane Slaymaker, 119. 
d. Young. 

295. John Taite Slaymaker, 119. 

296. Jasper Slaymaker, 119. 

297. Jasper Slaymaker, 120. 
d. Young. 

298. Andrew Wilson Slaymaker, 120. 
m. Elizabeth Darby. 

They had children (521A-522), Mary Bell and Fannie. 

299. Mary Bell Slaymaker, 120. 
d. Young. 

300. Fannie McNair Slaymaker, 120. 
d. Young. 

301. Annie Slaymaker, 120. 

m. Frederick Windolph, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

304. Jennie E. Slaymaker, 121. 
m. John E. Matthews. 

305. Jasper S. Slaymaker, 121. 

306. Fannie McNair Slaymaker, 121. 

307. Isabel Slaymaker, 121. 

308. John Ralston Slaymaker, 121. 

309. Samuel Evans Slaymaker, 121. 
m. Rachel E. Whitmer. 

They had children (523-525), William Whitmer, Samuel 
E. and Noah Elder. 


310. Leslie Rogers Slaymaker, 121. 

311. Charles Slaymaker, 121. 

312. Lydia Collins McCalmant, 122. 
d. November 24, 1889. 

m. Thomas McGough. 

313. Sarah Lowrey McCalmant, 122. 
m. Walter M. Lewisson. 

They resided in Boston, Mass. 

314. Robert McCalmant, 122. 

315. John A. Hoogyworff, 
m. Edwardine Heister. 

They had a child (526) Heister. 

316. Virginia R. Hoogyworff. 
m. William W. Donaldson. 

They had children (527-528), Elise and Rosalie. 

317. Henry Shippen Huidekoper, 127. 

b. July 17, 1839, at Meadville, Pa. ; d. November 9, 19 18. 

m. October 26, 1864, Emma Gertrude Evans (164), 
page 52, daughter of Thomas Wallis Evans. 

He graduated from Harvard College in 1862. On July 
I, 1863, first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, he greatly dis- 
tinguished himself in command of his regiment. Out of 1300 
men, the Bucktail Brigade lost no less than 853. He was se- 
verely wounded, and his right arm had to be amputated. May 
27, 1905, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor 
for most distinguished gallantry in action at Gettysburg, Pa. 
November 5, 1895, he was placed on the retired list, with the 
rank of Major-General of the National Guard of Pennsylva- 
nia. July, 1800, he was appointed, by President Hayes, Post- 
master of Philadelphia, and served under four Presidents and 
seven Postmaster Generals. 

They had children (529-530), Emma Gertrude and 
Thomas Wallis. 

318. Frederick Wolters Huidekoper, 127. 

b. September 12, 1840; d. April 29, 1908. 

m. January 22, 1867, Anna Virginia Christie. 

He graduated from Harvard College in 1862. He was 
one of the leading railroad builders in the Country. He was a 
member of the Order of "Descendants of Colonial Governors," 
"Sons of the Revolution," and "Grand Army of the Republic." 

They had children (531-533), Gracie, Frederick Louis 
and Reginald Shippen. 


319- Herman John Huidekoper, 127. 

b. November 28, 1843; d- October 21, 1868. 

320. Edgar Huidekoper, 127. 

321. Gertrude Huidekoper, 127, 
b. August 2, 1846. 

m. August 17, 1870, Frank Wells, M. D. 
They had children (534-537), George Doan, Edgar Huid- 
ekoper, Elizabeth Huidekoper and Robert. 

322. Elizabeth Huidekoper, 127. 
b. July 17, 1851. 

m. June 21, 1883, Henry P. Kidder, of Kidder, Peabody 
& Co., Boston, Mass. 

323. Rush Shippen Huidekoper, M. D., 127. 
b. May 3, 1854; d. December 17, 1901, 

m. March 15, 1877, Annie Preston Morris. 

After achieving notable success as a medical practitioner 
and general surgeon, he took up veterinary surgery as a spe- 
cialty and achieved world-wide fame as a writer on diseases of 
animals, particularly the horse. He established the Veterinary 
Department at the University of Pennsylvania, and as Dean 
made the institution one of the best known of its kind in the 
world. His death was due to his service in Porto Rico, where 
he was chief surgeon of the First Army Corps. 

324. Frank Colhoun Huidekoper, 127. 

b. August 22, 1857; d. July 26, 1890. 
m. June 13, 1882, Caroline Foster, 

They had children (538-540), Herman John, Rosalind 
and Prescott Foster. 

325. Rev. Edward Shippen, 128, of Washington, D. C. 

326. William Shippen, 128. 

327. Frank Shippen, 128. 

328. Fannie Shippen, 130. 
m. William B. Gill. 

They had a child (541), James Wallis. 

329. Kate Shippen, 130. 

330. Franklin Shippen, 130. 

331. Herman Huidekoper Shippen, 130. 

332. Herbert Shippen, 130. 

333. Harry Houston Shippen, 130. 

334. Mary Shippen, 130. 


335- Sarah Shippen, 131. 
m. 1878, Arthur Lord. 

336. Henry Shippen, 131. 

337. Marvin Rodman Shippen, 131. 

338. Eugene Shippen, 131. 

339. William Shippen, 133, of Madison, Ind. 

340. Elizabeth Sopronia Shippen, 133. 

341. Joseph Franklin Shippen, 135. 

342. Kathleen Maud Shippen, 135. 

343. Bertha Shippen, 135. 

344. Fannie Augusta Rheese, 138. 

345. William Henry Rheese, 138. 

346. Charles Frank Rheese, 138. 

347. Grace Margaret Rheese, 138. 

348. Flora Gertrude Rheese, 138. 

349. Benjamin Rush Rheese, 138. 

350. Sarah Grace Brady, 139. 

351. Frances Jane Craig, 140. 

b. March 21, 1848; d. July 26, 1849. 

352. Hugh Brady Craig, 140. 

b. July 18, 185 1, at Brookville, Pa. 
m. Kate D. Bennett. 

They had children (542-543), Benjamin Carlyle and Edna 

353. Sarah Frances Craig, 140. 
m. Victor A. Haines. 

They had a child (544), Claude. 

354. Alice Gertrude Craig, 140. 

355. Evan Rice Evans Craig, 140. 

356. Lillie Grace Rhees, 143. 
m. Edward St. John. 

They had children (545-546), Morgan Rhees and Grace 

356A. Morgan John Rhees, 143. 
356B. B. Rush Rhees, 143. 
356C. Carrie M. Rhees, 143. 

357. Annie Rhees Hammond, 145. 

358. Mary Grace Hammond, 145. 

b. 1865; d. December 23, 1883. 


359- John Rhees Hammond, 145. 
d. At the age of two months. 

360. Frank Rhees Seelye, 146. 
m. Florence Virginia Hees. 

361. CaroHne McCutchen Seelye, 146. 
d. January 7, 1880. 

362. John Cooper Morse, 148. 

363. Lizzie Evans Morse, 148. 
d. Young. 

364. Alice Cooper, 149. 

365. John Vandever Cooper, 149. 
d. Young. 

366. Louise Cooper, 149. 
d. Young. 

367. Randolph Cooper, 149. 

368. Mary Cooper, 149. 

369. Harley Cooper, 149. 

370. Frederick Merrill Cooper, 153. 
d. 1879. 

371. Nellie Evans Cooper, 153. 
d. Young. 

372. Edward Merrill Cooper, 153. 

373. Theodore Cooper, 153. 

374. Thomas Bines Bryson, 154. 

375. John Cooper Bryson, 154. 

376. Fred Cruthers Bryson, 1 54. 

377. Elizabeth Mary Cooper, 155. 

378. Charlotte Irene Cooper, 155. 

379. Kathleen Cooper, 155. 

380. Thomas Wallis Cooper, 155. 

381. Bessie Cooper, 155. 

382. Theodore Arthur Cooper, 155. 

383. Louise Cooper, 155. 

384. Francis Frederick Cooper, 155 

385. William Erwin Ward, 156. 

386. Ralph Howard Ward, 156. 

387. Julia Erwin, 159. 

388. Mary Antoinette Potter, 163. 

389. Charles Mason Potter, 163. 


390. Thomas Wallis Evans Dunn, 165. 

391. Elizabeth Bayard Dunn, 165. 

392. Margaret Evans Fox, 169. 

393. Mary Fox, 169. 

394. George Miller Fox, 169. 

395. Stewart Fox, 169. 

396. Bessie Fox, 169. 

397. Annie Stewart Fox, 169. 

398. Katherine Neal Fox, 169. 

399. John Nivin Aitken, Jr., 171. 

m. January 25, 1921, Doris Marie Bird, a graduate of 
Bryn Mawr College. 

400. Samuel Williams Kay, 179. 

m. November 9, , Mary Webster. 

They had a child (547), William R. 

401. Sarah Hutchinson Kay, 179. 

m. First, December 13, 1866, William P. Messick. 

m. Secondly, George Walter Fairman, ex-Postmaster of 

She had issue by her first husband, two children, one of 
whom was Kay. 

402. James Hutchinson Kay, Jr., 179. 
m. , a French lady. 

They resided in Sweden. 

403. Samuel William Keen, 180. 

404. Harriet Green Keen, 180. 

405. Elizabeth Wilkin Nivin, 186A. 
d. October 6, 191 1. 

m. April 9, 1885, George W. Gillespie, M. D. (50), page 
157, Davis Family. 

They had children (548-549), Nivin Davis and James 
Evans Hall. 

406. Emma Warfield Nivin, 186A. 
d. Young. 

407. Jane Evans Nivin, 186A. 

m. October 16, 1879, William Washington Harris, of 
Spartansburg, S. C. 

They had children (550-554), Emily Lysle, William 
Washington, Jr., David Nivin, Alethea Ireland and Lottie 


408. William Ireland Nivin, 186A. 
d. Young, 

409. Tabitha Henderson Nivin, 186A, 

410. John Nivin, 186A. 

m. Harriet Townsend. 

They had a child (555), Harriet Alethea. 

411. Lizzie Wilkin Cuningham, 189. 
d. January 22, 1893. 

m. September 26, 1876, Frank Griffith, 

412. Allen Francis Cuningham, 189. 

413. John Nivin Cuningham, 189. 
d. Young, 

414. Anna Hawthorne Cuningham, 189, 
d. Young. 

415. Helen Dickey Cuningham, 189. 
b. i860; d. December 13, 1897. 
m. Silas Brainard Clark, 

They had a son, Allen Cuningham. 

416. Mary Nivin Cuningham, 189, 
b. May 16, 1868. 

417. John Wilkin Massey, 191. 

m. First, December, 1875, Jwlia Howland. 

m. Secondly, November 15, 1882, Mary Foster, 

He had issue by his first v^ife (556-557), Wilkin Hamb- 
den and Nivin Howland, 

He had issue by his second wife (558-567), Thomas 
Hambden, Julia Howland, William Foster, Mary Nivin, Irene 
Fraser, John Wilkin, Jr,, Joseph Foster, Emily Sophia, Thomas 
Nivin and Charles Fraser. 

418. Robert Bruce Massey, 191. 

m. First, November 24, 1881, Lulie R, Jackson, 

m. Secondly, December 27, 1897, Nannie Emory, 

He had children by his first wife (568-570), Thomas 

Nivin, Samuel Jackson and Lucian Edward. 

He had children by his second wife (570A-570B), Mary 

Elizabeth and William Franklin, 

419. Emily Sophia Massey, 191, 

b. May 15, i860; d. December 23, 1874. 

420. Thomas Hambden Massey, Jr., 191, 
d, 1908. 

m, Elizabeth Whiting. 


421. Henry Hawthorne Cuningham Massey, 191. 
b. February 23, 1864; d. young. 

423. Anne Evans Nivin, 192. 

424. Thomas Rankin Nivin, 192, 
m. Alfaretta Travor. 

They had children (571-572), David Travor and Nan. 

425. John Norman Nivin, 192. 

426. WilHam Crawford Nivin, 192. 

m. May 3, 191 7, Martha Strawbridge Eves. 
They had a child (573), William Crawford, Jr. 

427. John C. Brown, 196. 

428. John West Strawbridge, 198. 

429. George Strawbridge, 198. 

430. Frances Borden, 200. 

431. Helen L. Linklan, 205. 

m. Hon. Charles S. Fairchild. 

He was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Presi- 
dent Cleveland's first administration. 

432. Sarah Jane Evans, 211. 

m. June 9, 1896, Arthur Drake. 
They had a child (574), Allison. 

433. Oliver Morris Evans, Jr., 211. 
m. Helen Place. 

He resides in Oklahoma. They had two children. 

434. Evelyn Evans, 211. 

435- Owen Blair Jenkins, 212. 

b. February 19, 1862. 

m. June 12, 1894, Mary Clayton Phillips, daughter of 
Robert R. Phillips of Philadelphia. 

He is an attorney at law in Philadelphia, and was a mem- 
ber of the State Senate in 191 5-1 91 7. 

They had a child (575), Clayton Evans. 

436. Horace Evans Jenkins, 212. 

m. December 5, 1906, Frances Brower Lonacre. 

437. Alvin Evans Jenkins, 212. 

m. August I, 19 1 8, Susan Greene. 

438. Adelle Evans Jenkins, 212. 

m. September 20, 1893, Cornelius Philip Donnell. 


439- Wilton Jenkins, 212. 
d. Young. 

440. Matilda Stuckert, 214. 
d. Young. 

441. Adelaide Evans, 221. 

442. Elizabeth Evans, 221. 

443. George Bryan Evans, 221. 

m. March 12, 1890, Lucy Morehead Hickman. 

He is a prominent druggist on Chestnut Street, in Phila- 
delphia, and is Vice-President of the Union League. 

They had children (576-579)> Edith, George Bryan, Jr., 
Harold and Wayne. 

444. Wayne Evans, 221. 
m. 1912, Anna Sickle. 

445. Francis M. Evans, 221. 

b. 1858; d. February 25, 1893. 

446. Benjamin Howard Evans, 223. 

447. Irwin Evans, 223. 

448. Willis Evans, 223. 
b. 1865 ;d. 1877. 

449. Annie Evans, 223. 

450. Nathan Evans, 223. 

b. August 28, 1871 ; d. January 9, 1904. 

451. Jennie Evans, 225. 
d. Young. 

452. Blanche Irene Evans, 225. 
d. Young. 

453. Adah Evans, 225. 

454. Willis Evans, 225. 
d. Young. 

455. Helen Evans, 225. 
d. Young. 

456. Harry Osten Evans, 226. 

457. Oscar Griffith Evans, 226. 

458. Estelle Florence Evans, 226. 
m. Lincoln Williams. 


459- William Evans, 227. 

460. Linford. Evans, 227. 

461. Clara Evelyn Evans, 227. 

462. Mabel Evans, 227, 

463. Ella Olivia Knipe, 232. 
b. March 29, 18-59. 

m. December i, 1881, Edmund W. Lewis. 
They had a child (580), Leslie E. 

464. Mary Almeda Knipe, 232. 

b. April 9, 1864; d. June 27, 1864. 

465. Rachel Laura Knipe, 232. 
b. November 14, 1865. 

466. Rosa Louise Knipe, 232. 
b. February 22, 1868. 

m. November 30, 1891, Thomas M. Wells. 

467. William Henry Knipe, M. D,, 232. 
b. December 18, 1870. 

m. November 19, 1895, Mary A. Pennypacker. 
They had five children. 

468. Sara J. Knipe, 232. 

b. September 24, 1872. 

469. Bertha S. Knipe, 232. 

b. December 3, 1874; d. March 15, 1896. 

470. Hannah M. Knipe, 232. 

b. May 26, 1876; d. August 26, 1876. 

471. Ida Calista Whitner, 233. 

b. December 22, 1857 ; d. young. 

472. Mary Emily Whitner, 233. 

t>- July 30, 1849; d. December 25, 1915. 
m. October 8, 1885, Thomas L. Rogers. 
They had children (581-583), George Whitner, Lydia 
Alice and Harry Lincoln. 

473. Irvin P. Knipe, 234. 
b. February 27, 1866. 

m. First, February 23, 1899, Margaret Richardson; she 
died November 20, 191 5. 

m. Secondly, April 11, 191 7, Anna E. Lovett. 

He is a prominent attorney at law of Norristown, Pa. 


474- Reinochl Knipe, M, D., 234. 
b. September 14, 1867. 

m. June 14, 1899, Josephine W. Anderson. 

475- Jacob Clarence Knipe, M. D., 234. 
b. January 12, 1869. 

m. April 24, 1905, Ruth Blanche Krauss. 
They had children (584-586), Ruth Alberta, Robert 
Krauss and Martha. 

476. Francis Warren Knipe, 234. 

b. April 29, 1873; d. January i, 1877. 

477. George Linley Knipe, 234 
b. March 27, 1875. 

m. June 4, 1902, M. Edith Murray. They reside in Win- 
throp, Mass. 

They had children (587-588), Margaret, Jacob O. 

478. Norman Leslie Knipe, M. D., 234. 
b. December 31, 1878. 

m. January 3, 1906, Katherine E. Miller. 
He is a practitioner of Philadelphia, Pa. 
They had children (589-591), Norman L., Jr., Clara Eliz- 
abeth and Jacob Richard. 

479. Harry A. Knipe, 236. 

b. June 10, 1867; d. November 19, 1869. 

480. Elias F. Knipe, 236. 
b. April 14, 1870. 

m. November 24, 1892, Mary L. Hiltebeitel. 
They had children (591A-591C), Mabel F., Russell Brant 
and Clifford E. 

481. Rachel Emily Knipe, 236. 

b. April 7, 1872; d. January 13, 1906. 

482. Septimus Austin Knipe, Jr., 236. 

b. June 10, 1875 ; d. August 23, 1905. 
m. June 10, 1896, Hattie A. Boilers. 
They had a child (592), Septimus Leon. 

483. Jacob Leon Knipe, 236. 
b. May 11, 1878. 

m. November 26, 1903, Lillian Treichler. 

484. Lizzie Bertolet Knipe, 236. 

b. May 7, 1881 ; d. January 13, 1906. 


485. Katie May Knipe, 236. 

b. July 26, 1883; d. January 13, 1906. 
Katie May Knipe with her sisters Rachel Emily and Liz- 
zie Bertolet, lost their lives in a fire, at Boyertown, Pa. 

486. Wellington Davis, 240. 

487. Raymond Davis, 240. 

488. Evelyn Stone Nivin, 247. 

m. January 8, 19 16, J. Harvey Whiteman, an attorney in 
Wilmington, Del. 

They had children (593-594), Anne Nivin and Margaret 

489. Sophie Lewis Stone Nivin, 247. 


490. Lizzie Gill, 276. 

491. Frances Evans Gill, 276. 

492. John J. Gill, 276. 

493. Mary A. Gill, 276. 

494. Thomas McElderry Gill, 276. 

495. Annie Gauss, 278. 

496. Marion Gauss, 278. 

497. Rosa Gauss, 278. 

498. Charlotte Gauss, 278. 

499. Josephine Gauss, 278. 

500. Oscar Gauss, 278. 

501. Esther Gauss, 279. 

502. Henry Gauss, 279. 

503. Francis Gauss, 279. 

504 Paul Whillum Gauss, 279. 

505. Annie Gauss, 279. 

506. McCune Gill, 280. 
506A. Paul Zell, 281. 

d. Young. 

507. Henry Lindley Crowther, 283. 

508. Mary Ethel Crowther, 283. 

509. Herbert Burd Crowther, 283. 

510. Helen Ada Crowther, 283. 

511. Frances L. Crowther 283. 


512. Charlotte Patterson Crowther, 283. 

513. Edith Florence Crowther, 283. 

514. Marguerite Crowther, 283. 

515. Edmund Costello Crowther, 283. 

516. Burd Crowther, 283. 

5 1 7. John Clark, 284. 

m. Emily A. Williamson. 

They had children (595-596), Bessie W. and Frederick 

518. Fannie Lowrey Clark, 284. 
d. Single. 

519. Thomas L. Clark, 284. 
d. Single. 

520. James Brice Clark, 284. 
m. First, S. Ella Baston. 

m. Secondly, Lillie B. Welsh. 

He had issue by his first wife (597-599), Fannie Evans, 
J. Brice and Samuel Evans. 

521. Gladys May Zell, 286. 

52 1 A. Mary Bell Slaymaker, 298. 

522. Fannie Slaymaker, 298. 

523. William Whitmer Slaymaker, 309. 

524. Samuel E. Slaymaker, 309. 

525. Noah Elder Slaymaker, 309. 

526. Heister Hoogyworff, 315. 

527. Elise Donaldson, 316. 

528. Rosalie Donaldson, 316. 

529. Emma Gertrude Huidekoper, 317. 
b. October 12, 1865. 

m. April 11, 1890, Edmund Munroe Smith. 
They had a child (600), Gertrude Munroe. 

530. Thomas Wallis Huidekoper, 317. 
b. February 2, 1870. 

m. September 4, 1906, Lillian Porter O'Brien. 

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as a 
B. S. in 1 89 1. He served with the Philadelphia City Troop in 
Porto Rico, and is now engaged in ranching at Wallis, Mon- 

531. Gracie Huidekoper, 318. 

b. July 5, 1872; d. in infancy. 


532. Frederick Louis Huidekoper, 318. 
b. May 8, 1874. 

m. September 14, 19 16, Helena Katherine Elliott. 

533. Reginald Shippen Huidekoper, 318. 
b. May 24, 1876. 

ni. January 24, 19 17, Bessie Cazenove duPont, daughter 
of Alfred I. duPont, one of the leading members of America's 
great powder-making family. 

He is a member of the law firm of Wilson, Huidekoper & 
Lesh, Washington, D. C. 

534. George Doan Wells, 321. 
b. June 27, 1872. 

535. Edgar Huidekoper Wells, 321. 
b. June 27, 1875. 

536. Elizabeth Huidekoper Wells, 321. 
b. June 4, 1878. 

m. June 6, 191 5, Jordan Herbert Stabler. 

537. Robert Wells, 321. 

b. November 30, 1880; d. March 2, 1882. 

538. Herman John Huidekoper, 324. 

b. July 20, 1883; d. March 15, 1893. 

539. Rosalind Huidekoper, 324. 
b. May 29, 1885. 

m. May 14, 1907, Henry Copley Greese. 
They had children (601-603), Francesca, Jay, Katherine 

540. Prescott Foster Huidekoper, 324. 
b. January 31, 1887, 

m. June 14, 191 3, Nannie Adelaide Page. 
They had children (604), Rosalind, and a daughter born 

541. James Wallis Gill, 328. 

542. Benjamin Carlyle Craig, 352. 

543. Edna May Craig, 352. 

544. Claude Haines, 353. 

545. Morgan Rhees St. John, 356. 

546. Grace Evans St. John, 356. 

547. William R. Kay, 400. 

m. July 2"}^, 1894, Eunice Lee Gemmill. 


548. Nivin Davis Gillespie, 405. 

m. September i, 191 7, Grace . 

They had children (605-606), Thomas Nivin and Rich- 
ard Davis. 

549. James Evans Hall Gillespie, 405. 

550. Emily Lysle Harris, 407. 
b. July 6, 1880. 

m. Allen Jones Jervey, M. D., of Charleston, S. C. 
They had children (607-610), Mary Caroline, Allen 
Jones, Jr., William St. Julian and Jane Harris. 

551. Major William Washington Harris, 407. 
b. January 18, 1882. 

m. September 19, 191 7, Mary Ella Barton. 
They had a child (611), Mary Elizabeth. 

552. David Nivin Harris, 407. 
b. July 15, 1885. 

m. December 26, 191 1, Frances Patton. 

553. Alethea Ireland Harris, 407. 

b. December 4, 1893 ; d. April 28, 1894. 

554. Lottie Luella Harris, 407. 
b. November 29, 1895. 

555. Harriet Alethea Nivin, 410. 

556. Wilkin Hambden Massey, 417. 
d. Young. 

557. Nivin Howland Massey, 417. 
d. Young. 

558. Thomas Hambden Massey, 417. 

m. August, 1909, Elizabeth Hardwicks. 

559. Julia Howland Massey, 417. 

m. June 29, 191 1, Jefferson Sinclair. 
They had a child (612), Louise Lowry. 

560. William Foster Massey, 417. 

m. January, 19 14, Laura Shreeves. 

They had children (613-615), Jennet Claine, Hazel 
Pauline and William J. 

561. Mary Nivin Massey, 417. 

m. April, 191 1, John R. Pendleton. 

They had children (616-617), John R. and Robert 


562. Irene Fraser Massey, 417. 

m. November 27, 19 19, Carl T. Fransen. 
They had a child. 

563. John Wilkin Massey, Jr., 417. 

564. Joseph Foster Massey, 417, 

565. Emily Sophia Massey, 417. 

566. Thomas Nivin Massey, 417. 
b. 1904. 

d. September, 191 5. 

567. Charles Fraser Massey, 417. 

568. Thomas Nivin Massey, 418. 

m. February, 1909, Mary Newton. 

They had children (618-619), Robert Bruce and Lucy 

569. Samuel Jackson Massey, 418. 

m. December 2, 191 1, Helen George Roe. 
They had children (620-621), James Bruce and George 

570. Lucian Edward Massey, 418. 

m. November 8, 191 1, Claire Elizabeth Benson. 
They had children (622-623), Katherine Lucille and Law- 

571. David Travor Nivin, 424. 

572. Nan Nivin, 424. 

573. William Crawford Nivin, Jr., 426. 
b. April 19, 191 8. 

574. Allison Drake, 432. 

575. Clayton Evans Jenkins, 435. 
b. July 20, 1898. 

576. Edith Evans, 443. 

m. 19 1 6, Lawrence Pancoast. 

577. George Bryan Evans, Jr., 443. 
b. 1893; d. May, 1918. 

He enlisted a few days after the United States entered the 
war with Germany and was assigned to the Naval Reserve Air 
Forces. His rapid advancement soon won him his commission 
as Ensign. He was killed by a fall of 600 feet into the bay at 
Miami, Fla., from his aeroplane. He was twenty-five years old 
and a graduate of Cornell, Class of 191 5. 


578. Harold Evans, 443. 

579. Wayne Evans, 443. 

580. Leslie E. Lewis, 463. 
b. April 23, 1887. 

581. George Whitmer Rogers, 472. 
b. July 24, 1886. 

582. Lydia Alice Rogers, 472. 
b. July 28, 1887. 

583. Harry Lincoln Rogers, 472. 
b. December 20, 1893. 

584. Ruth Alberta Knipe, 475. 
b. February 21, 1908. 

585. Robert Krauss Knipe, 475. 
b. January 26, 19 10. 

586. Martha Knipe, 475. 
b. March i, 19 12. 

587. Margaret Knipe, 477. 
b. October 15, 1905. 

588. Jacob O. Knipe, 477. 
b. June 30, 19 10. 

589. Norman L. Knipe, Jr., 478. 
b. January 23, 1907. 

590. Clara Elizabeth Knipe, 478. 
b. June 23, 1908. 

59 1 . Jacob Richard Knipe, 478. 
b. October 9, 1909. 

59 1 A. Mabel F. Knipe, 480. 
b. March 8, 1894. 

m. November 26, 19 13, Charles W. Klein. 
They had a son (624), Norman L. 

591B. Russel Brant Knipe, 480. 
b. June 27, 1889. 

59 1 C. Clifford E. Knipe, 480. 
b. September 2, 1908. 

592. Septimus Leon Knipe, 482. 
b. January 15, 1899. 

m. June 19, 1920, Gertrude E. Amole. 

593. Anne Nivin Whiteman, 488. 

594. Margaret Graham Whiteman, 488. 


595. Bessie W. Clark, 517. 

596. Frederick Collins Clark, 517. 

597. Fannie Evans Clark, 520. 

598. J. Brice Clark, 520. 

599. Samuel Evans Clark, 520. 

600. Gertrude Munroe Smith, 529. 
b. June 6, 1891. 

m. Gushing Goodhue. 

They had a daughter born December, 19 16. 

601. Francesca Greese, 539. 
b. March 19, 1908. 

602. Jay Greese, 539. 

b. November 12, 1909. 

603. Katherine Rosalind Greese, 539. 
b. June 7, 1912. 

604. Rosalind Huidekoper, 540. 
b. April 7, 19 1 4. 

605. Thomas Nivin Gillespie, 548. 
b. July 12, 19 1 8. 

606. Richard Davis Gillespie, 548. 

607. Mary Caroline Jervey, 550. 
b. July 29, 1909. 

608. Allen Jones Jervey, Jr., 550. 
b. September 29, 191 1. 

609. William St. Julian Jervey, 550. 
b. June 6, 1914. 

610. Jane Harris Jervey, 550. 
b. December 12, 19 16. 

611. Mary Elizabeth Harris, 551. 

612. Louise Lowry Sinclair, 559. 

613. Jennett Claine Massey, 560. 


6 1 4- Hazel Pauline Massey, 560. 

615. William J. Massey, 560. 

616. John R. Pendleton, 561. 

617. Robert George Pendleton, 561. 

618. Robert Bruce Massey, 568. 

619. Lucy Newton Massey, 568. 

620. James Bruce Massey, 569. 

621. George Jackson Massey, 569. 

622. Katherine Lucille Massey, 570. 

623. Lawrence Massey, 570. 

624. Norman L. Klein, 591 A. 
b. October 27, 19 14. 



The name of Nivin appears to be exclusively a Scottish 
one. It is found so infrequently in Ireland as to make it cer- 
tain that it does appear there as the result of a Scotch family 
which settled there early in the 17th Century. 

The following account is compiled from the "History of 
Ayrshire and its Families," by James Paterson, Vol. 2, p. 253. 

Nevin of Monkredding. 

i. Thomas Nevin of Monkredding married Elizabeth 
Crawford, July 20, 1532; he and his wife received a grant of 
the land of East Monkredding from Alexander, Abbot of Kil- 
winning, comprising 700 acres. 

The Laird was on terms of intimacy with the Earl of 
Eglintown, who, while on a visit, was taken ill and died at 
Monkredding September 3, 1546. The Earl's castle was only 
i^ miles from Monkredding. He left a will appointing 
Thomas Nevin tutor to his son, the succeeding Earl. Thomas 
Nevin was succeeded by his son: 

ii. Andrew Nevin, second Laird of Monkredding, mar- 
ried Lady Montgomery (Montgomery Manuscripts, p. 53, v., 
infra), 1581. He was a witness to a charter of confirmation 
by Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, to James Lockhart of Lee, of the 
lands of Lochwood in Cunninghame. He also witnessed an 
obligation from Margaret Maxwell, Lady Giffyn and Duncan 
Foster of Kilmoir, her spouse, to the third Earl of Eglinton. 
His name appears as a witness to a bond given by the same 
Earl in 1582 relating to a marriage contract between Robert 
Master of Setoun and Margaret Montgomery, the Earl's 
daughter, and his sister-in-law. 

He signed the famous Band in defence of the Reformed 
Religion. He was succeeded by his son : 

iii. Thomas Nevin, third Laird of Monkredding, died 
circa 1621. The name of his wife is not given. His name ap- 
pears among others in connection with parsonage lands granted 
by John Blair, May 14, 1600. He is also named in several testa- 
mentary documents until 162 1, about which time he died. He 
was succeded by his son. 

iv. Thomas Nevin, fourth Laird of Monkredding, died 
April, 1 65 1. He married October 29, 161 9, Margaret Blair. 


1623. Thomas Nevin, "Fear" of Monkredding, Niniane 
Nevin, his father's brother, and Mr. Hew Nevin, his brother 
germane, were witnesses to a testamentary deed. Thomas Ne- 
vin had a sister Geills Nevin, who married Mr. Alexander 
Wreittown, in Kilwynning, who died October, 1636, 

In his will he appoints his spouse Geills Neving executrix. 
Overseers: Earl of Eglintown, Thomas Neiving, the elder of 
Monkredding; Thomas Neving, the younger of Monkredding. 

The inventory is interesting in a literary point of view: — 
Item, ane pair of spectacles sett with silver, and ane caise 
thairto, worth xls. Item, ane greit byble, with xls. Item, ane 
greit psalme buike worth xxxs. Item, ane greit buike of the 
Acts of Parliament, worth vi lib. 13s. 4d. Item, vther thrie 
buiks of preeiching sett out be Englischmen, worth xxxs. the 
peice &c. Item, In the possessione of Hendrie Kelso in Kil- 
winning and Geilles Neving his spouse, ane hundredth punds 
money of superflus of the defuncts buirding, pay it for him be 
him to them beforirhand, mair nor he received buirding for f ra 
them. Debts awand In. — Item, thair was awand to the de- 
functe the tyme afoirsaid, be the Earle of Eglintown and his 
f actouris for his pensione, j c. lib. &c. 

V. Thomas Nevin, fifth Laird of Monkredding, died April 
20, 1680. 

vi. Thomas Nevin, sixth Laird of Monkredding, died 
March 22, 1693. 

vii. William Nevin, seventh Laird of Monkredding, was 
a brother of the sixth Laird. He alienated the lands of Monk- 
redding to Hugh Cunninghame of Clonbirth, Esq. 

Thomas Nevin, Gent, brother of Andrew Nevin, the sec- 
ond Laird of Monkredding, was one of the associates of Sir 
Hugh Montgomery in his settlement in Ireland, as appears from 
the following (Montgomery Manuscript, p. 53): 

"The Montgomeries and Nivins seemed to be closely con- 
nected in Scotland and Ireland when Sir Hugh Montgomery 
started his plantation in Ireland, which began about May, 1606, 
and thus it was, viz.: Sir Hugh, after his return from Ireland 
to Braidstone, in the winter of 1605, as he had before his com- 
ing into Ireland, spoken of the plantation so now he induced 
his prime friends to join him therein, z'ia.: John Shaw, of 
Greentime, and Patrick Montgomery, of Blackhouse, Esq., who 
married the said John Shaw's sister Christiana. These two 
gentlemen had been in Ireland and given livery of seizure as 
aforesaid to Sir Hugh, who also adduced the aforementioned 


Col. David Boyd, who bargained for looo acres in Grey Abby 
parish, Scottish Cunningham measure, at i8 foot 6 inches to 
the perch or pole. Sir Hugh, also brought with him, Patrick 
Shaw, Laird of Helseland (his lady,'s father's brother) and 
Hugh Montgomery, a cadet of the family of Braidstone, and 
Mr. Thomas Nivin, brother of the Laird of Monck Roddin 
and Cunningham, gentlemen, his near allys, and also Patrick 
Moore of Dugh, Neil and Catherwood, gentlemen, with many 
others and gave them lands in fee form in Donaghadie Parish. 

Thomas Nevin was nephew of the first lady of Montgom- 
ery of the Ards, one of her sisters having married Andrew 
Nivin, second Laird of Monkroddin, in the Parish of Kilwin- 
ning. Although the Monkroddin estate was small, consisting 
of only 700 acres, adjoining the village of Kilwinning, its 
Lairds were kinsmen of the Earls of Eglinton, and appear to 
have been engaged in several confidential matters connected 
with the Eglinton family. 

In 1 58 1, Andrew Nevin, the 2nd, Laird, and father of 
Thomas, mentioned in the text, witnessed an obligation from 
Margaret Maxwell, Lady Giffyn, and Duncan Foster of Kil- 
moir, her spouse, to the 3rd Earl of Eglinton. He also wit- 
nessed a bond given by the same Earl in 1582, relating to a 
marriage contract between Robert Master, of Setoun, and 
Margaret Montgomerie, the Earl's daughter. 

In 1583, Monk Redding was one of the witnesses to an 
obligation from Muir of Caldwell, to surrender certain papers 
to Agnes Montgomerie, Lady Sempill (Patterson's ''Parishes 
and Families of Ayrshire," Vol. 2, p. 253 ; Frazer "Memorials," 
Vol. 2, pp. 221-224). Thomas Nivin, of Ballycopeland, Parish 
of Donaghadee, obtained a grant of denization, May, 161 7 
(Cal. of Patent Rolls, James i, p. 326). This gentleman ap- 
pears to have returned to the family estate in Ayrshire, where 
he died about 1651. His will, dated the 22nd of January, 165 1, 
is preserved in Dublin, although written in Scotland. In this 
he mentions his lands in Ireland, and his son Mr. Hew, in Ire- 
land. (Manuscript notes of Robert S. Nicholson, Esq.) 

On coming to the Ards, it is certain that the Nivins first 
settled in the Parish of Donaghadee, where their descendants 
continued in possession of considerable landed property until 
late in the i8th century. In 1771, the lands known as the two 
Ballymacrewses were held by David and John Nevin, and had 
previously been in possession of Benjamin Nevin, probably 
their father. In 1775, John and William Nevin, held consid- 
erable property in IDonaughadee (M.S.S. in possession of Dan- 


iel De la Cherois, Esq., Donaghadee), to whose kindness the 
Editor is indebted for many family papers. 

In the account of the funeral procession of the first Vis- 
count Montgomery, of Ireland, September, 1636, ninth among 
the Divines, neither Doctors nor Dignitaries, was Mr. Hugh 
Nevin. (Montgomery Manuscript, p. 135.) 

In 1623, Thomas Nevin, Ninian Nevin and Mr. Hugh 
Nevin, were witnesses in a testamentary deed. (Patterson's 
"Parishes and Families of Ayrshire, Vol. 2, p. 253.) On the 
1st of December, 1634, Mr. Hugh Nivin was appointed by 
Royal presentation to the vicarages of Donaghadee and Bal- 
lielty with the clause of union Pro hacc vice tantitm. (Liber. 
Hibernise, Vol. ii, part 5, p. iii.) 

Mr. Hugh Nevin resides in Ballycopeland, Parish of Don- 

His will, dated October 12, 1652, proved November 2, 
1652, mentions his spouse Margaret, but does not give her 
family name. Appoints his brother-in-law Thomas Alaly an 
overseer, also nominates as assistants and overseers of his fam- 
ily his beloved friends and kinsmen. Sir Robert Adair, Mr. 
Hendrie Savadge, Mr. William Shaw of Newtowne, and Cap- 
tain William Howstowne and Captain James McGill, and I 
hope the right honorable the Lord of Ards will give his assist- 
ance. I shall likewise desire my good friends, Hugh Mont- 
gomerie of Gransheogh, John Montgomerie of Bellie Rollie, 
Mathew Haslett and Robert Callewell to be assistants to the 
above-named overseers. His will was witnessed by John 
Montgomerie and Mathew Haslett. The latter made his mark. 
Children: Thomas, Robert married Jane Boyd, William and 
Archibald. Two daughters, one Elizabeth. (Montgomery 
Manuscript, p. 135.) 

These Nevins married Boyds. One was wife of Rev. 
Thomas Nevin. The son of Robert married his cousin Mar- 
garet Boyd of Glastry. 

Full note from manuscript of late Rev. James Nelson, 
D. D., of Downpatrick. (Montgomery Manuscript, 1603- 
1706, p. 135.) 

The Pioneer Ancestor of the Nivin Familly was David 
Evans, as is shown by a deed on record in New Castle County, 
Delaware, dated May 21, 1761, and (recorded in Deed Book 
W-i, page 451), in which his children are called Nivins. 

Another deed refers to this same David Evans, as "Lately 
of the Kingdom of Ireland," both these deeds will be given 


James McMechen in his will, refers to his first wife's 
father, as David Nivin, of Mill Creek Hundred. 

The following records from the 26th report of the "Dep- 
uty keeper of the public records of Ireland" indicates that there 
were many individuals by the names of "Evans" and several 
by the names of "Nivin" living in the County of Dublin. 

David Evans of Ballymagee County, of Dublin, left a 
will dated 1668. 

Roger Evans of Dublin, died intestate in 1714 (pp. 283- 

David Evans married 1670, Phyliss Bryan. 

Thomas Nivin of Munkridding, Ayrshire, Scotland, left 
a will dated 1655. 

David Niving married 1767, Jane Brown. 

David Niving married 1769, Ann Gilbert. 

The name Evans is of Welsh origin, but many of the name 
settled in the north of Ireland. 

Nivin, however, was a distinct family name, originating 
in Scotland. 

David Evans or Nivin settled among the Welsh Baptists, 
but many of his associates were from Ireland. Montgomery. 
McMechen, McDonald, Kennedy, Wilson &c. are Scotch-Irish 

During the Irish rebellions in the reign of Elizabeth, the 
Province of Ulster, embracing the northern counties of Ire- 
land, was reduced to the lowest extremity of poverty and 
wretchedness. Soon after the accession of James I, his quar- 
rels with the Roman Catholics of that province led to a con- 
spiracy against the British authority. O'Neill and O'Don- 
nell, two Irish Lords, who had been created Earls by the 
English Government — the former the Earl of Tyrone and the 
latter the Earl of Tyrconnel — arranged a plot against the gov- 
ernment. Its detection led these chief conspirators to fly the 
country, leaving their extensive estates — about 500,000 acres — 
at the mercy of the King, who only wanted a pretext for taking 
possession. A second insurrection soon gave occasion for an- 
other large forfeiture, and nearly six entire counties in the 


Province of Ulster were confiscated and subjected to the dis- 
posal of the crown. But it was a territory which showed the 
effects of a long series of lawless disturbances and was almost 

It became a favorite project with the King to repeople 
these counties with a Protestant population. To promote this 
object, liberal offers of land were made and other inducements 
held out for colonists to occupy this wide and vacant country. 
The project was eagerly embraced. 

The principal emigration was from Scotland. Its coast is 
within twenty miles of the County of Antrim in Ireland, and 
across this strait flowed a large population, and the Presby- 
terians of Scotland, who furnished the largest element have 
maintained their ascendency to the present day, against the 
persevering efforts of the government church on the one hand, 
and the Romanists, by whom they were surrounded, on the 
other. These persecutions were commenced in Scotland under 
the latter Stuarts — Charles II and James II. Sir James Gra- 
hame, better known as Claverhouse, was sent there to compel 
the Presbyterians to conform in their religious worship to that 
of the establishment. The attempts to establish "the Church 
of England" over Scotland was pursued by the Charleses and 
James II. 

Worn out with the unequal contest these Presbyterians 
abandoned the land of their birth and sought an asylum among 
their countrymen who had preceded them in the secure retreats 
of Ulster. 

This is the race — flowing from Scotland — which furnished 
the population in the north of Ireland, familiarly known as the 
Scotch-Irish. This term does not denote an admixture of the 
Scotch and Irish races. The one did not intermarry with the 
other. The Scotch were principally Saxon in blood and Pres- 
byterian in religion; the native Irish Celtic in blood and 
Roman Catholic in religion, and these were elements which 
could not very readily coalesce. Hence the races are as distinct 
in Ireland at the present day, after a lapse of two centuries 


and a half, as when the Scotch first took up their abode in that 
island. They were called Scotch-Irish, simply from the cir- 
cumstance that they were the descendants of Scots, who had 
taken up their residence in the north of Ireland. 

The following deeds have an important bearing on the 
question of David's surname, and it is quite possible that an 
error was made by the scribe in writing David Evans in the 
deed of 175 1: 

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come 
— Greeting. Know ye that I, George Read, of White Clay 
Creek Hundred, in the County of New Castle, on Delaware, 
Weaver, for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds 
current silver money to me in hand paid by bond secured to be 
paid by Justa Cocks, but no transferance by me tO' the said 
Justa Cox made, and afterwards the s'd Justa Cox for the con- 
sideration of the sum of sixty-four pounds like current silver 
money, hath likewise S^^ld the hereafter mentioned premises, 
to Joseph Rammage, but still without any conveyance and the 
s'd Joseph Rammage, for the consideration of seventy-eight 
pounds like current silver money as above said, hath hereby 
sold the same to David Evans, late of the Kingdom of Ireland, 
Malster, and after those sales above specified and mentioned, 
the above names Justa Cox, Joseph Rammage and David 
Evans, party to these presents, agreed to and with the above 
mentioned George Read, that the s'd David Evans should pay 
the first mentioned sum of sixty pounds to the above named 
George Read, and that the said Read should make a Deed of 
Conveyance to the above said David Evans. . . . one cer- 
tain tract and messuage of land . . . situate, lying and be- 
ing in the County aforesaid and on the East side of a small 
Run called "Guest's Run." Beginning at a corner marked 
white oake standing by the s'd Run, and traversing the corses 
of ye said Run, to the extent of two hundred and seventy-two 
perches, to a boundary black oake; thence East one hundred 
and ten perches, by a line of marked trees to a white oake, 


thence South, by a line of marked trees, two hundred seventy- 
two perches, to a Spanish oake in Bryan McDougall's Hne, 
thence West one hundred and ten perches, to the first men- 
tioned white oak and place of beginning, laid out for Two 
hundred acres of land, but by a resurvey, finding to be want- 
ing in the complement, thirty-nine acres and the s'd thirty-nine 
acres laid out by Thomas Person, the 15th day of March, 
1706-07. Beginning at a corner white oake standing in one 
of the lines of another tract of the s'd George Read's land in 
Laetitia Penn's Manor, thence by the s'd line South, Westly, 
sixty perches, to a corner black oak, thence by a line South 75d. 
East 80 perches, to a corner white oak standing by a small 
branch, thence by a line N. 4 deg. Easterly, 106 perches to a 
corner black oak stump, thence by a line S. seventy-one degrees. 
Westerly 80 perches, to the first mentioned white oak: contain- 
ing and laid out for 39 acres and allowed by James Logan to 
make good the deficiency if clear from other grants. 

. . . In witness whereof: i, the said George Read and 
Sarah my wife, have hereunto set our Hands and Seals this 
23rd day of December, and in the Seventh year of King George 
his reign. Anno Dom. 1720. 

Acknowledged in open Court . , , the twenty-first day 
of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred twenty and one. 

This indenture made the twenty-first day of May, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-one, 
between Jannet Nivins of London Britain Township, in the 
County of Chester, and Province of Pennsylvania, widow, of 
the one part, and William Nivins, of Mill Creek Hundred, and 
County of New Castle, farmer, of the other part. 

Whereas a certain David Evans, of Mill Creek Hundred, 
afsd., now deceased, in his life time was seized in his demesne 
as of fee of and in two tracts or parcels of land situate, lying 
and being, in the Hundred and County aforesaid, and on the 


East side of a small run called "Guest's Run" (Note. — The 
land is then described as in the deed from George Read to 
David Evans), and afterwards died intestate seized thereof, or 
of some part thereof, leaving issiie. William Nivins, his eldest 
son, and father of the William Nivins, party hereto, Jannet 
Nivins the other party to these presents, Mary who afterwards 
intermarried with James McMechen, David Nivins and John 

And whereas the said Jannet Nivins, together with her 
then husband, a certain other William Nivins, the said James 
McMechen and Mary his wife, David Nivins and John Nivins, 
for and in consideration of eighty pounds lawful money of 
Pennsylvania, to the said David Nivins and John Nivins by 
the said William Nivins, the father, well and truly paid, the 
said Mary and Jannet being settled by their father, the said 
David Evans in his life time, did grant, bargain, sell and re- 
lease their several parts and shares of and in the two tracts or 
parcels of land afsd., unto the said William Nivins, the father, 
and to his heirs, which writing cr writings containing the 
grant or release afsd., have been since lost or mislaid. 

And whereas also, the said William Nivins the father, by 
his last will, did devise the said two tracts or parcels of land 
to his son the said William Nivins, party hereto. 

Now this indenture v^'itnesseth : that the said Jannet Niv- 
ins, as well for and in consideration of the afsd. sum of eighty 
pounds as paid by William Nivins the father, as afsd., as for 
the further sum of five shillings to her in hand paid by Wil- 
liam Nivins, party hereto . . . hath granted ... do 
grant . . . unto the said William Nivins party hereto . . . 
his heirs and assigns forever. 

Jannet X Nivins. 

On the ninth day of May, 1764, Jannet Nivins authorized 
and appointed Evan Rice of Mill Creek Hundred or James Lat- 
timer of Newport, Esq., to make over the above deed for me 
in open court at New Castle. 

Recorded July 25, 1764. in Deed Record W, Vol. i, page 

As bearing out the supposition that an error was made in 
writing the name of David Evans for David Nivins in the 
aforesaid deed, it is in evidence that on October 27, 1721, 
David Nevan requested the Proprietary for a grant of a small 


vacancy lying between his tract, formerly George Read's, and 
the land of Bryan McDonald. {Penna. Archives, 3rd Series, 
Vol. XIX, p. 709.) 

1. David Evans or Nivin, the pioneer, died intestate. 

m. . 

They had children (2-6), William, Jannett, Mary, David 
and John. 


2, William Nivin, i. 

d. December, 1747. 

m. Margaret . 

They had children (7-12), William, Mary, Martha, Mar- 
garet, Agnes and Isabella. 

The will of Samuel Wilson, lately from Ireland, dated 
August 18, 1737, proved November i, 1737, mentions his 
brother William Wilson (Malster), living in Lisburn, County 
of Antrim, Ireland, and his wife and children (not named) ; 
brother David Wilson ; and my brother and sister Caldwell. 

Executors: William Nivin, John Legate and John Armoz. 
(Calendar of Delaware Wills, p. 32.) 

As David Evans, the pioneer, was also a malster, this rec- 
ord affords an excellent clue to the Nivin ancestry. 

William Nevan purchased from the Proprietary 1 50 acres 
near Peck's Creek, New Castle County. {Penna. Archives, 
3rd Series, Vol. i, p. 74.) 

An indenture dated the 3rd day of October, A. D. 1766, 
between William Nivin of the first part, William Montgomery 
uf the second part, and George Cochran of the third part, Wit- 
nesseth: that for the docking and barring all estates tail, and 
in consideration of 750 pounds, conveyed the following two 
tracts. The first beginning at a corner marked White Oak and 
up a small branch of Guest's Run and by the several courses 
thereof, 50 perches; thence by a line of the land of John Mc- 
Donald, containing 1025^ acres. The second tract by the line 
of the aforesaid land, and land of Bryan McDonald, Joseph 
Barker, Robert W. Knight and Richard McDonald, containing 
603/ acres. (Deed Book B, Vol. i, p. 58.) See also deed dated 
September 13, 1770, between William Montgomery and Wil- 
liam Nivin. (Deed Book B, Vol. i, p. 201.) 


The will of William Nevin, of Mill Creek Hundred, and 
County of New Castle, Delaware, yeoman. 

"I bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Nevin, one- 
third part of all my movable estate and to live on this my real 
estate, and to enjoy all the profits of the same, she bringing up 
my children until my son William comes of the age of 21 years. 

Item: I leave my son William, this my real estate, to him 
and his heirs forever, to be enjoyed by him or his lawful suc- 
cessors; and my two negro children, to him, his heirs or as- 
signs, he allowing my wife a house on the plantation, with hay 
and pasture for two cows and one horse. Summer and Winter, 
during her natural life, and fire wood. 

Item: I allow all the rest of my lands and premises of 
whatsoever kind, that I have not before bequeathed, to be sold 
to the best advantage, and my executor to make good convey- 
ance in law to purchaser for the same, and the same to be equally 
divided between my daughters, Mary Montgomery, Martha 
Nevin, Margaret, Agnes Nevin and Isabella Nevin. If any of 
my younger daughters that are unmarried, die before they 
have attained of age, and capable to bequeath their part, the 
same shall descend and be equally divided amongst my surviv- 
ing children, and if my son dies without issue, my estate to be 
divided in manner and form above, and all my funeral charges 
and debts that I owe, to be paid out of what is sold, and this 
I allow to be my last will and testament this twenty-eighth day 
of Nov. 1747. 

Executors: Thomas Montgomery and my wife. 

William Nevin, Seal." 

Signed, sealed, published and pronouned in presence of 
Daniel McFerson, William Russell and James McMechen. 
Will proved, Dec. 7, 1747 (Will Book G, Vol. i, p. 69.) 

3. Jannett Nivin, i. 

m. First, William Nivin. 

m. Secondly, William Nivin, who died in 1739. 

They had children (13-19), Robert, David, Jane, Mary, 
Jennett, Margaret and Samuel. 

The will of William Nivin of Mill Creek Hundred, New 
Castle County, Delaware, yeoman, dated September, 1739, 
mentions his wife Jennett, who was to have 100 pounds and 
"live on my plantation during her widowhood and if she 


marry, to live there no longer. Robert and David shall labor 
on the plantation until thev become 21 years of age and then 
each shall have 200 pounds. That his daughters should stay 
on the plantation until they were 18 years of age and to have 
then each 100 pounds. Samuel is to have the plantation. 

"I leave and order my well beloved brethren William 
Nevin and James McMechen, guardians, appraisors, trustees 
and directors of all my affairs." 

4. Mary Nivin, i. 

b. 1705 ;d- 1754- 

m. James McMechen; d. 1768. 

They had children (20-25), William, James, David, 
Agnes, Mary and Margaret. 

James McMechen was a Justice of the Peace, Judge of the 
Orphans' Court, and one of the incorporators of Newark, Del. 

She is buried by the side of her husband in White Clay 
Creek Churchyard. 

Will of James McMechen. 

In the name of God — Amen. This seventeenth of No- 
vember, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven, I, James 
McMechen of White Clay Creek Hundred, and County of 
New Castle on Delaware, being grown very frail in body, but 
of perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed 
for all men once to die, this I make my last will and testament, 
and first of all, I bequeath my soul to God who gave me the 
same, in hopes of a glorious resurrection in and through my 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, my only Redeemer, and my 
body be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, nothing 
doubting the care of my executors hereafter to be named and 
appointed, touching the same, and as for what worldly goods 
the Lord has been pleased to bestow on me, I bequeath in man- 
ner and form following and first I order all my just debts and 
funeral charges, as soon as possible after my decease, to be 

And first, I leave my well beloved wife, all my real estate, 
except that two hundred and nine acres that was lately sur- 
veyed to my son David McMechen, she, that is to say my wife 
Margaret, to have the educating, schooling and maintaining of 
our three children to wit: Jean, Rebecca and Tabitha, until each 
of them comes to the age of eighteen years. She is to have. 


hold, use and occupy, said premises until my said three chil- 
dren come of age as aforesaid. When my daughter Jean comes 
of age, she shall enjoy one third of said land and premises, to 
her heirs or assigns forever, and likewise my daughter Rebecca 
another third part of said land to her heirs or assigns forever, 
and likewise my daughter Tabitha, the other third moiety of 
said land, to her, her heirs and assigns forever, but if any of 
my said three children should die in minority, the survivor or 
survivors shall enjoy the whole. Likewise I leave my wife one 
third of all my personal estate, after my just debts and funeral 
charges are paid, and some legacies hereafter to be given out 
of the same. 

Item: I leave my son William McMechen, my suit of blue 
clothes, and to his son James McMechen, five pounds, to be 
paid him when he comes of age ; to be paid him by my executors. 

Item: I gave my son Gonney Kennedy and Agnes his wife, 
a negro woman called Dina, which I hear is dead, but never had 
a bill of sale for her ; she having three children, I leave them to 
said Gonney Kennedy, him, his heirs or assigns forever. Like- 
wise I leave their daughter Tirsah Kennedy, five pounds when 
she comes of age. 

Item: I leave my son David Kennedy and his wife Mary, 
a negro girl called Grace, to them, their heirs and assigns for- 
ever, and to their son James Kennedy five pounds to be allowed 
out of a bond that David Kennedy owes me. 

Item : I leave my son William Cochran and Margaret his 
wife, one negro woman called Poll, and one bond due by John 
Itathorn to me, of thiry pounds, to them, their heirs and as- 
signs forever. 

Item: I have given my son James McMechen a great deal 
before this, I leave him five shillings to be paid him by my ex- 
ecutors when demanded by him. 

Item: I leave my wife's daughter Mary Nivin, one negro 
woman called Dina, and her child called Hannah, and one 
feather bed and a low black chest of drawers, to her, her heirs 
or assigns forever. 

Item: I leave my son David McMechen, the two hundred 
and nine acres of land mentioned before, and a negro woman 
called Thom, one plow, one harrow, one little cart, one feather 
bed, and six sheep, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. The 
land I intend soon to make him a deed for it. 


Item: I leave my daughter Jean, a negro woman called 

Item: I leave my daughter Rebecca, a negro boy called 

Item: I lea,ve my wife, a negro woman called Jude, during 
her life, and to be disposed of at her pleasure. 

Item: I leave two negro men called Jupiter and Ragoe, to 
work the place until my three children aforesaid, viz.: Jean, 
Rebecca and Tabitha, come of age, or the survivor of them, 
but if the said two negro men should prove obstropelous, and 
not obey my wife, I order them to be sold and the money from 
such sale tO' be put out tO' interest for the use of my three 
youngest children, and the residue of my whole personal estate, 
I leave equally divided amongst my three daughters to them, or 
the survivor of them, viz.: Jean, Rebecca and Tabitha. 

As my first wife's father David Nivin, of Mill Creek Hun- 
dred, died intestate, and the administrator never to this day 
made up with the loan, and as one fifth of that estate belonged 
to me in right of my wife, only this I gave a discharge for five 
shillings against the personal estate, I leave the same to my first 
wife's six children, z'iz.: William, James, David, Agnes, Mary, 
and Margaret, or to them that will sue for the same. 

But as for my books, I leave Gonney Kennedy, "Fox's 
Martorollogy," my son William, "Neall's History of the Puri- 
tans," my daughter Margaret, "Rutherford's Christ's Dying 
and Drawing Sinners to Himself," Mary, "Rutherford's Sov- 
ereign Providence," and all the rest to my three young children. 

Lastly I appoint my loving wife Margaret and my son 
David McMechen, to be executors of this my last will and testa- 
ment and only allowing this to be my only last will and testa- 
ment, revoking and disallowing all former wills and testaments 
by me made, either in word or writing, before the date hereof ; 
further, I appoint my two good friends Evan Reice, Esq., and 
John Evans, Esq., to be trustees of my estate, and guardians 
for my three young children. 

Jas. McMechen, Seal. 

Signed, sealed, published and pro- 
nounced in presence of: 
Sam'l Platt, 
Sam'l Kerr, 
Nivin Caldwell. 


May 25, 1768, letters testamentary granted to Margaret 
McMechen, David McMechen having renounced. 

5. David Nivin, i. 

d. 1742; will dated February 21, 1742. 

m. Isabella Evans (5), page 126, daughter of John and 
Jane (Moore) Evans (i), page 122. She married secondly. 
Hugh Reynolds, 

January 6, 1749, Robert Evans and James Evans, uncles 
of the children, were appointed their guardians. 

They had children (29-31), John, William and Mary. 

6. John Nivin, i. 


7. William Nivin, Jr., 2. 

m. . 

They had a child (32), Isabel. 

8. Mary Nivin, 2. 

m. Thomas Montgomery, son of Major John Montgom- 
ery, the immigrant. 

The will of Thomas Montgomery, dated May 17, 1794, 
proved December 10, 1799, metioned his wife Mary, and his 
thirteen children, and the children of his son John, z'iz.: Minta, 
Mele and James. He left the homestead and the bulk of his 
property, situated in Mill Creek Hundred, near Hockessin, 
Del., to his son Moses, and it is still in the hands of one of his 
descendants, Mrs. Stephen Mitchell. It had formerly been 
the property of Montgomery Ball. 

They had children (33-45), Benjamin, William, Alexan- 
der, Thomas, James, Robert, Daniel, Samuel, David, Moses, 
John, Margaret and Mary. 

9. Martha Nivin, 2. 

d. February 21, 1789. 

m. 29, Capt. John Nivin, the son of her uncle David 

(5), and Isabella (Evans) Nivin. 

The had children (46-51), William, Samuel, David, Mary 
Isabella and Elizabeth. 

10. Margaret Nivin, 2. 

b. 1739 ; d. January 2, 1770. 

m. General William Montgomery. His first wife. She is 
buried in New London Presbyterian Churchyard. 

Her tombstone has this following inscription: 


The fairest form of human kind must yield 

T(>death's relentless power, who keeps the field ; 

Or underneath hath never seen the dust 

Of one so pious, modest, kind and just; 

But freed from care her soul hath winged its way, 

By faith in Christ to realms of endless day. 

Record in General William Montgomery's 
Family Bible. 
Aug. 3, 1809. By the goodness of Divine Providence I 
have this day numbered seventy-three years (not noting the 
change of style) and it is but right that I should leave a record 
of God's goodness to me in so long a life. I was the third son 
of Alexander and Mary Montgomery, who both died leavmg 
me an orphan of ten or eleven years old. But by the restram- 
ing grace and goodness of God, I was led through the slippery 
paths of youth up to manhood. I early married Margaret Ni- 
vin. She was all that could be expected in a woman ; she was 
pious, sensible and affectionate. She lived with me about 13 
years and had issue, Mary who died at 23 years of age, Alex- 
ander who died in infancy, Margaret who died in the same 
year with her sister, William who is still alive and has a large 
family, aged about 47 years, John who is about two years 
younger and has also a large family, Daniel who is still two 
years younger than John and has a family, Alexander who died 
about one year old. About 22 months after her decease I mar- 
ried Isabella Evans, a most distinguished and delightful woman 
by whom I had issue Robert born in April 1773, Hannah born 
the 22nd of Jan. 1775, Alexander born Oct. 8, 1777, and Mar- 
garet born Jan. 8, 1784. The three former are still living but 
she died soon after her marriage with Thomas Woodside. 
Their mother was called away from me in Aug. 1791 and in 
April 1793 I married a worthy and eminent woman, her maiden 
name was Boyd and she was the widow of Col. Mathew Boyd 
by whom she had issue John who died with the dysentery aged 
about 23 years, Rebekah who is married to Rev. John B. Pat- 
terson, lives happily and is raising a fine family. But I have 
had no issue by my present wife nor has any uneasiness arisen 
in consequence of it. Nor can it be said that any of my children 
have had step-mothers being always treated with as much ten- 
derness and respect as they could have expected from their 


own mothers. Another instance of my happiness and for which 
I ought to be very thankful is the untarnished morahty of my 
children, and the peaceful harmony that has always subsisted 
among them. Through all this long life I have been abundantly 
provided for, have enjoyed honor enough unsought by any 
other means than honestly endeavoring to do my duty to my 
God and my country, great health and much comfort, retain- 
ing my natural powers with little dimunition till about five or 
six years past, since when I have felt sensibly the advance of 
age. But I hope that goodness and mercy which have followed 
me through life, will not forsake me when gray hairs appear, 
but continue to conduct me down to death, after which through 
the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the mercy of God our 
Saviour, I hope to obtain eternal rest and happiness. 

William Montgomery. 

They had children (52-58), Mary, Alexander, Margaret, 
William, John, Daniel and Alexander, 2nd. 

11. Agnes Nivin, 2. 

m. Sample. 

They had a child (59), Margaret. 

12. Isabella Nivin, 2. 

d- 1775- 

She was of Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pa. 

The will of Isabella Nivin, dated September 9, 1771, 
proved June i, 1775, provides, after paying her debts and 
funeral expenses, that all the profits of her estate shall be en- 
joyed by her aged mother during her life, and then to be di- 
vided among her relatives; named as follows : Sister Mary 
Montgomery's daughter Margaret, sister Agnes Sample's 
daughter Margaret, sister Martha Nivin's daughter Isabel, 
brother William Montgomery's two daughters Mary and Mar- 
garet, by her sister Margaret; the two daughters of William 
Montgomery to be considered as one party. 

Her estate, consisting of a horse, valued at 10 pounds 10 
shillings; a saddle, 5 pounds; bond and two years' interest, 48 
pounds 7 shillings and 7 pence; bond and three years' interest, 
73 pounds 3 shillings. Total 135 pounds 15 shillings 7 pence. 

13. Robert Nivin, 3. 

d. 1751. 

m. Margaret Evans (6), page 126, daughter of (i), page 
£22, John and Jane (Moore) Evans. 

They had children (60), Mary, and two sons. 


14- David Nivin, 3. 

15. Jane Nivin, 3. 

16. Mary Nivin, 3. 

17. Jennett Nivin, 3. 

18. Margaret Nivin, 3. 

m. Evan Evans (9), page 21. 

19. Samuel Nivin, 3. 

20. William McMechen, 4. 
m. . 

They had a child (60A), James. 

21. James McMechen, Jr., 4. 

22. David McMechen, 4. 

b. 1744; d- 1794, single. 

The will of David McMechen, dated May 4, 1794, proved 
October 10, 1794, mentions brothers William and James; sis- 
ters Mary Kennedy, Margaret Cochran, Jane Smith, Rebeckah 
Cochran, Tabitha Nivin. And James Mitchell Cochran, son of 
Rebeckah and Samuel Cochran, and Samuel Nivin. 

Executor: Brother James McMechen (Will Book O, 
p. 18). 

23. Agnes McMechen, 4. 

m. Gonney Kennedy. 

They had a child (60B), Tirsah. 

24. Mary McMechen, 4. 
m. David Kennedy. 

25. Margaret McMechen, 4. 
m. William Cochran. 

29. Captain John Nivin, 5. 

b. August 28, 1736; d. December, 1802. 

m. Martha Nivin (9), his cousin; daughter of his uncle 
William Nivin. 

They had children (46-51), W^illiam, Samuel, David, 
Mary, Isabella and Elizabeth. 

m. Secondly, Sarah English, daughter of David English, 
of Mill Creek Hundred, Del. She died July 7, 1822, at the 
age of seventy-eight years. John and his two wives are buried 
at Polly Drumond's Hill. 

John Nivin was apprenticed April 16, 1751, to Robert 
Evans to learn the art and mystery of a tanner and currier. 


February 22, 1758, the guardians loaned him £195 of his 
brother WilHam's money, and March 31, 1774, acl<;nowledged 
full satisfaction. 

The Will of John Nivin. 

Dated December 6, 1802, at New Castle, and proved De- 
cember 14, 1802. 

In the name of God — Amen. I, John Nivin, of Mill Creek 
Hundred, in the County of New Castle, and State of Delaware, 
being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, 
blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and ordain 
this to be my last will and testament in manner and form fol- 

First, I recommend my soul to God who gave it, my body 
to the earth; to be buried in a Christian like and decent man- 
ner. And as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased 
God to bless me with in this Hfe, I dispose of in the following 
manner and form: 

First, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife 
Sarah Nivin, one equal half share of all my bed, and bedding, 
my negro woman Hannah, one milch cow to be kept for her 
on the farm where I now live; also the frame end of my house 
where I now live, part of the cellar under the same, and one 
half of the spring-house, during her natural life, her firewood 
to be delivered at her door for her by my son Samuel, as also 
eighteen pounds current money to be paid to her by my son 
David Nivin, annually during her natural life. I give and be- 
queath unto my daughter Isabella Nivin, one equal half share 
of all my beds and bedding, as also one hundred pounds current 
money to be paid to her by my son Samuel Nivin. 

Item : I give and bequeath unto my son William Nivin, the 
sum of five pounds of current money. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Ran- 
kin, the sum of five pounds current money. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth, 
the sum of five pounds current money. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son David Nivin, all 
that tract of land adjoining lands of Thomas Finley, William 
Moore, John Thompson and others ; he my said son, paymg to 
my beloved wife Sarah, the sum of eighteen pounds current 
money annually during her natural life. 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Nivin, all 
the plantation or tract of land whereon I now live, he paying 


the above mentioned legacies, and complying with the bequests 
to my wife and supporting my negro man Cesor, during his 
life, in case any accident should happen him or he become un- 
able to support himself. 

Item: I give and bequeath all the residue of my estate, to 
my three children, Isabella Nivin, David Nivin and Samuel 
Nivin, after my just debts are paid, the balance to be equally di- 
vided amongst them share and share alike. I constitute and 
appoint my two sons, David Nivin and Samuel Nivin, execu- 
tors to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and dis- 
annulling all other wills and testaments heretofore by me made ; 
ratifying and confirming this only as my last will and testa- 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
this sixth day of December in the year of our Lord eighteen 
hundred and two. 

New Castle County, ss.: 

Before me personally appeared, Joseph Rankin and Hugh 
McGregor, who being solemnly sworn on the Holy Evangelist 
of Almighty God, did say that they were present at the dwell- 
ing house of John Nivin, at the time he lay ill of the sickness 
whereof he died, that they heard the above and foregoing in- 
strument of writing read in his presence, and heard him pub- 
lish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament, 
that at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their be- 
lief of sound disposing mind and memory, and that they be- 
lieved his only reason for not signing the same, was in conse- 
quence of his extreme weakness and inability. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal at New Castle, this fourteenth day of December, A. D. 

David Nivin, Samuel Nivin and Joseph Rankin, gave tes- 
tamentary bond in $1000. 

An inventory and appraisement of all the goods and chat- 
tels of John Nivin, deceased, made December 18, 1802, 
amonted to $1 128.96. Among the items were: 

His wearing apparel $22.83 

Warming pan 1.60 

6 bus. wheat @ $1.00 6.00 

80 bus. corn @ .46 36.80 

8 bus. potatoes @ .33 2.64 

2 bbls. cider 5.33 


6 milch cows @ $16.00 96.00 

27 sheep @ $1.50 40-50 

4 hogs @ $2.00 8.00 

Horse 57-00 

Yoke oxen 63.00 

Negro woman Hannah 120.00 

Negro woman Sylvia, age 23 years 65.00 

Negro man Jack 1 35-00 

30. William Nivin, 5. 

In a record dated January 21, 1752, he is called an idiot, 
and an allowance was made to Hugh Reynolds for his care. 

31. Mary Nivin, 5. 


32. Isabel Nivin, 7. 

33. Benjamin Montgomery, 8. 

34. William Montgomery, 8. 

35. Alexander Montgomery, 8. 

36. Thomas Montgomery, 8. 

37. James Montgomery, 8. 

38. Robert Montgomery, 8. 

39. Daniel Montgomery, 8. 

40. Samuel Montgomery, 8. 

41. David Montgomery, 8. 

42. Moses Montgomery, 8. 

43. John Montgomery, 8. 

m. , 

They had children (60C, D, E), Minta, Mele and James. 

44. Margaret Montgomery, 8. 

m. William Farron. 

45. Mary Montgomery, 8. 

46. William Nivin, 9 and 29. 

b. 1761 ; d. 1834, in Washington County, Pa. 

m. 1784, Jane Hjoosac. 

He served in the Revolutionary War as a fifer. 

In 1783, he removed to Washington County, Pa., where 
he cleared a farm and built a tan yard. 

They had children (61-64), Martha, John, Isabel and 


47- Samuel Nivin, 9 and 29. 

b. 1773; d. July 30, 1827. 

m. Sarah Morton, daughter of Morton Morton; she was 
born 1772; died March 30, 1848. 

They were buried at Polly Drummond's Hill. 

They had children (65-72), Isaac Grantham, John Mor- 
ton, David Grantham, William Biddle, Mary Grantham, Edwin 
Montgomery, Amanda Dorcas and Theodore. 

48. David Nivin, 9 and 29. 

b. March 29, 1764; d. December 15, 1823. 

m. June 7, 1792, by the Rev. John Evans Finley, a cousin 
of both bride and groom, Tabitha McMechen (25C), page 129, 
daughter of James McMechen and Margaret Evans (6), page 
126, (his second wife). 

They had children (73-78), John, Margaret, Martha, 
James McMechen, Mary and David Boyd. 

Received Oct. 4, 1792, of David Nivin the sum of forty 
pounds current money, being for a negro girl named Lydia, 
which said negro girl I hereby sell and defend as my property 
to the said David Nivin. 

Given under my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid. 

John Thomas. 

Received 22nd July, 1793, of David Nivin thirty-one and 
a half dollars in full for sixty-three gallons apple brandy. 

Allen Steel. 

Received Jany. 25, 1794, of David Nivin from his estate 
in Mill Creek Hundred the sum of eighteen shillings and one 
pence in full for his County, road and poor tax for 1793. 

£0 1 8s. id. 

Jeremiah Groves. 

Received June 20, 1796, from David Nivin five pounds, 
being as his fine for refusing to serve as one of the constables 
for White Clay Creek Hundred for this present year. 

Wm. McMechen. 

Received 2d October, 1794, of David Nivin the sum of 
fifteen shillings in full for digging a case grave for David Mc- 
Mechen, late of White Clay Creek Hundred. 

£0153. od. 

John Hambleton. 


Received 30th Sept., 1794, of David Nivin two dollars, 
his tax on a two wheels top carriage for one year from the 
first of October next. 

James Niles, Cott'r. 

Received Oct. 6, 1795, of David Nivin the sum of two 
dollars, in full of the duty on his carriage agreeably to an 
Act of Congress of the United States, passed the fifth day 
of June, 1794. 

James Niles, CoU'r. 

Capt'n David Nivin. 

To John Bayly, Dr. 

s. d. 

To making six teaspoons 12 

Silver added 2 4 

s. 14 4 
May 22nd, 1795. 

Received the above contents in full. 

John Bayly. 

Received 23d Nov., 1796, of David Nivin the sum of six 
dollars in full for his State, County, poor and road tax for the 
year 1796. 

Obadiah Sergeant, CoU'r. 

Capt. David Nivin, Dr. 

To John Hickman. 
1797 Dec. 6: £ s. d. 

To making great coat for self o 18 9 

To do a pr. Cashmere breeches for do. . 8 9 
98 Mar. i: 

To do a pr. cloth breeches for do 8 9 

To I doz. buttons & silk 2 o 

To ^ cord wood 18 9 

May 18: 
To making coat, thread & 4 small but- 
tons 18 4 

3 15 4 

Received 3d July, 1798, of David Nivin the amount. 

John Hickman. 


Received 22nd August, 1797, of David Nivin the sum of 
thirty pounds, five shillings in full for a negro girl named Julie 
sold him as the property of Thos. and Solomon Rice at sheriffs 


Wm. Stidham, Shff. 

Newark, 13th May, 1798. 
David Nivin. 

Bought of Alexander McBeath. 

I gallon rum, i jug £0 13s. od. 

The above was got for the use of the 5th Company of the 
2d Regiment of Delaware Militia, April 28, 1 798. 

Received of David Nivin the amt. of the above acct. 

Alxr. McBeath. 

December Term, I798,J 

The State of Delawaref ^^ p^ . 

vs. ( 

Peirce & Smith. ) 

To the Use of David Nivin. 
William Lalley, i day as witness, 14 miles . . . .$ .95 

Elihu Lalley, 2 days as witness, 14 miles 1.90 

Saml. Preice, 2 days as witness, 12 miles 1.78 

Ames Grubb, i day as witness, 12 miles 89 

Benj. Preice, 2 days as witness, 12 miles 1.78 

Mary Preice, i day as witness, 12 miles 89 


I do certify that I have received of David Nivin three 
dollars, being the duty for one year, on a chair drawn by one 
horse agreeable to an Act of Congress passed the 28th day of 
May, 1796. 

John Hall, Jr. 

Collector of the revenue for the County of New Castle, 
District of Delaware, i8th Sept., 1799. 

Rec'd 6th February, 1800, of David Nivin six dollars and 
seventy-three cents in full for the direct tax of the United 
States against him. 

John Hall, Jr., 

Coll. 2nd A. D. 


Christiana, Nov. lO, 1804. 
Mr. David Nivin. 

To Arthur Campbell, Dr. 

To tuition of Dick $300 

Rebecca Smith for 4 Mos. . . 2 2/3 
John, Margaret and Martha 
for one year terminating the 7th inst. . . 24.00 

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$29 2/3 

£11 2s. 6d. 

Mr. David Nivin. 

To John McKinley, Dr. 
1803 Feb. 19: 

To 3 pr. of shoes at 10 shilhngs a pair . 
Mar. 18: 

To soleing & heeling i pair of shoes . 
Mar. 30: 

To 2 pr. of shoes for Patty & Peggy. 
Apr. 2: 

To soleing i pair of shoes for Patty . . 20 

Apr. 21: 

To soleing and mending i pr. shoes ... 39 

June 17: 

To mending i pr. for Patty & i pr. for 

Peggy 10 o 

Nov. 3: 

To I pr. for Patty & do. for Peggy ... 14 o 

I do hereby acknowledge to have sold to David Nivin a 
negro woman named Hager and her child named Jemima for 
the sum of thirty-three pounds fifteen shillings to me fully paid 
and satisfied, which said negro woman and child I do hereb}'- 
certify as slaves for life unto the said David Nivin, his execu- 
tors, administrators and assigns. 

Witness my hand and seal the eighth day of November, 
one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine. 

Isaac King, Seal. 


Brandy wine, Oct. 31, 1804. 
David Nivin. 

To Michael Vankirk. 

To a head and foot stone for John Nivin $5-00 

To cutting 204 letters at 3cts 6.12 

To a head and foot stone for James McMechen, 5.00 

To cutting 98 letters at 3 cents 2.94 

To a small head and foot stone 4 ft. 6 in. at 57 

cts 3-91 

To cutting 90 letters at 3 cents 2.70 

New Castle, Oct. 9, 1807. 
Mr. David Nivin, Administrator to the Estate of 
Maxwell Bines. 
To John West, Dr. 
1807 June 10: 

To 2 dinners $1.00 

" 5 gills brandy 62 >^ 

" I gal. oats and hay 25 

Sept. 29: 

To 5 dinners 2.50 

" oats and hay 25 

" brandy 50 

" spirits 25 

Oct. 9: 

To 5 dinners 2.50 

'' brandy 50 

" spirits 50 

" oats and hay 25 

" spirits 75 

Received payment. 

John West. 


( Communicated. ) 

Died, — At Christiana Village; on the 15th ult. Col. David 
Nivin, after an indisposition of seven months' continuance. 
His tedious sickness he bore in general with unusual patience 
and resignation to the Divine will. His composure and seren- 
ity of mind was peculiarly remarkable at the time of his wife's 


death, which occurred about three months previous to his own. 
On that occasion he said, "If a single wish would bring her 
back to this world of suffering and trial, I would not make it." 
Yet never was there a man more tenderly and sincerely at- 
tached to a wife. 

Few men have been more actively useful, more amiable or 
more highly respected than Col. Nivin was, in the various rela- 
tions of life. A peculiar amiableness of disposition and urban- 
ity of manners were exhibited in the whole of his intercourse 
with mankind. He was the most affectionate and attentive 
husband, the most tender and indulgent father. In his attach- 
ment to his friends, he was sincere, ardent and unchangeable. 
In him was found, that which is rarely met with, a genuine and 
constant friend. 

In private and public life, in church and in state, Col. Nivin 
was usually active and useful. For many years he was con- 
ductor of the chief of the business that was transacted in the 
village, in which he lived; and was an active promoter of its 
best interests, secular, moral and religious. Often was he ap- 
pointed by the civil authorities to aid in the settlement of ac- 
counts and claims between his fellow citizens; and in such 
cases the most implicit confidence was placed in his capacity, 
judgment and integrity. At different times he occupied some 
of the most respectable stations military and civil. The year in 
which he died, he was a member of the Legislature of the State. 

But it was in hospitality, benevolence and charity, that Col. 
Nivin's character shone in its peculiar lustre. His heart ever 
glowing with benevolence, and warm with affection, his door 
was always open for the reception, and his table liberally fur- 
nished for the entertainment of strangers and friends. From 
every look, and every action too, it was evident that he did not 
entertain them thru mere form or vain obstentation, but with 
a cordial and hearty welcome. In contributions for purposes 
of private and public charity, he was always foremost, and 
always set a laudable example of the cheerful and liberal benefi- 
cence. "The Lord loveth a cheerful giver." To the relief of 
the poor, the support of the church, to Bible and Missionary 
Societies, and every charitable and religious object, he gave 
with the utmost promptitude and cheerfulness. Meanness of 
Spirit, contractedness of disposition occupied no place in his 
heart, formed no part of his character. In the death of Col. 
Nivin the poor have lost one of their best friends — the church 
one of her most liberal supporters — the State one of her most 
active and useful citizens — and benevolence and charity one of 
their brightest examples. 


Died at Christiana on Saturday the 9th Inst. Mrs. Tabitha 
Nivin, the wife of Col. David Nivin. For a number of years 
she was the subject of a pulmonary consumption and experi- 
enced all the distressing and afflicting concomitants of that dis- 
ease. All these however she bore with the utmost patience, 
resignation and even cheerfulness. Of her afflictions and ex- 
pected dissolution she often talked with composure and placid 

Mrs. Nivin had been for many years a professor of re- 
ligion and adorned her profession, not, it is true, by the more 
conspicuous and brilliant graces, but by those that are equally 
evincive of a gracious state, by her peculiar meekness and hu- 
mility, and a uniform swavity of disposition and peacefulness 
of deportment. She was never known to have an angry dis- 
pute with any of her neighbours or fellow christians. We know 
not that she ever had an enemy, or that any person ever spoke 
evil of her. Fame's foul tongue dared not assail her irre- 
proachable character. If blessings are pronounced on the meek, 
humble and peaceful, we have reason to believe that she is an 
heir of these blessings. 

"Bless'd are the meek, who stand afar, 
From rage and passion, noise and war ; 
God will secure their happy state 
And plead their cause against the great." 

By her peaceful disposition and conduct Mrs. Nivin plainly 
showed that the Gospel, which she had embraced was the Gospel 
of peace and that her Saviour was the Prince of peace, swaying 
his powerful sceptre over all unruly, turbulent and angry pas- 
sions, hushing them into silence and tranquility. Her swavity 
of disposition and peacefulness of deportment administered 
constant and severe reproof to noisy, fretful, morose and tur- 
bulent christians. They taught in plain and impressive lan- 
guage that angry contentions, impetuous zeal, and violent un- 
governed passions are totally inconsistent with a genuine pro- 
fession of the religion of Jesus, who was "meek and lowly," 
and who, when "He was reviled, reviled not again." 

Mrs. Nivin was a very affectionate wife, a peculiarly ten- 
der mother, very kind, affectionate to friends and benevolent 
to all. With the poor and distressed her heart always sympa- 
thized ; and tO' their relief her hands, as far she had ability and 
opportunity, liberally administered. She was in reality the 
friend of the poor. She did not say: "Be ye warmed and be 


ye clothed"; but she actually fed the hungry and clothed the 
naked. But notwithstanding all her amiableness of disposition 
and deeds of charity, she still felt and confessed herself a sin- 
ner, and placed her whole reliance for pardon and acceptance 
with God, upon the merits and atonement of Christ. This re- 
liance was her solace and support under the pressure of a 
sense of sin and guilt — her consolation in her many afflictions 
— and, we confidently trust, her passport to Heaven, where 
freed from all sorrow and sin, her happy spirit, we humbly be- 
lieve, is now perfectly blessed in the full enjoyment of ineffable 
happiness and endless glory. 

David Nivin was commissioned Captain of the 5th Com- 
pany, Second Regiment of Delaware Militia, September 20, 
1795; Major of the same October 5, 1807, and Lieutenant- 
Colonel, May 24, 1 8 10. 

49. Mary Nivin, 9 and 29. 
m. Rankin. 

They lived in Washington County, Pa. They had a son, 
who died in 1891, at the age of 96 years. 

50. Isabella Nivin, 9 and 29. 

b. 1764; d. 1818, in Washington County, Pa. 

51. EHzabeth Nivin, 9 and 29. 

52. Mary Montgomery, 10, 

d. Aged 23 years. 

53. Alexander Montgomery, 10. 

d. Young. 

54. Margaret Montgomery, 10. 
d. Young. 

55. William Montgomery, 10. 

b. 1762. 

m. , and had a large family. 

56. John Montgomery, 10. 

b. 1764; d. 1834. 

m. Bell. 

They had a child (79), Rev. William B., and other chil- 

57. Daniel Montgomery, 10. 

b. October 30, 1765, in Londonderry Township, Chester 
County, Pa. ; d. December 20, 1 821, at Danville, Pa. 
m. November 27, 1791, Christiana Strawbridge. 


They had children (80-81), Hannah and Mary, and seven 
other children. He laid out the town of Danville, Montour 
County, Pa., which takes its name from him. 

58. Alexander Montgomery, 10. 

d. Young. 

59. Margaret Sample, 11. 


60. Mary Nivin, 13. 

b. 1746; d. July 22, 1822. 

m. James Boyd, eldest son of William Boyd, who with 
his brother Thomas came from Armaugh, in the County of 
Antrim, Ireland, in 1732. 

They are buried in Fagg's Manor Churchyard. 

Their tombstone inscriptions are as follows : 

"In memory of James Boyd, Esq., who departed this life 
Aug. 10, 1 82 1, age 73 years. He was a member of the con- 
vention which framed the present constitution, and for sev- 
eral years was a representative in the Legislature of Pennsyl- 
vania. He was for 22 years an associate Judge in Chester 
County, Penna., and for 40 years a ruling elder in the congre- 
gation of Fagg's Manor." 

"In memory of Mary Boyd relict of James Boyd, who de- 
parted this life July 22, 1822, aged 76 years. 

Hers were the virtues mild, the softer charities, connubial 
joys, maternal tenderness, friendship sincere and piety un- 

They had children (82), Margaret (83) Jane. 

60A. James McMechen, 20. 
60B. Tirsah Kennedy, 23. 
60C. Minta Montgomery, 43. 
60D. Mele Montgomery, 43. 
60E. James Montgomery, 43. 

61. Martha Nivin, 46. 

b. 1785. 

m. January i, 1800, James Forster. 

They had children (90-97), George, James, John, Henry, 
Isabell, Jane, Margaret, Eliza. And five children who died 


62. John Nivin, 46. 

b. 1788, in Washington County, Pa.; d. 1853. 

m. 1813, Margaret McBride. 

In 1 81 6, he rented a farm near the present town of Spring- 
field, Ohio, where he lived 1 1 years and accumulated $300, and 
in 1827 bought 160 acres of timber land in Carroll County, 
Ohio, for $200, 

They had children (98-102), William, Jane, James, David 
and Ann. 

63. Isabel Nivin, 46. 

m. 1 8 14, Robert George. 
They moved to Ohio, in 1816. 

They had children (103-109), William N., Martha, Jane, 
Mary Ann, Sarah, Alexander and Isabel. 

64. Jane Nivin, 46. 

m. 1 81 3, George Latimer, 

They moved from Washington County, Pa., in 1835, ^^^ 
to Rhone County, W. Va., in 1838. 

They had children (110-117), Martha, Isabel, James, 
Jane, Bertha, Margaret, George and David. 

65. Isaac Grantham Nivin, 47. 

b. 1801 ; d. October 2^], 1804. 

66. John Morton Nivin, 47. 

Lost at sea. 

67. David Grantham Nivin, 47. 

b. December i, 1804; d. July 30, 1882. 
m. 1839, Louisa McCullough. 

They had children (i 18-122), Mary Gertrude, James Mc- 
Cullough, Louisa, Edward Farr and Julia. 

68. William Biddle Nivin, 47. 

m. . 

The had a child (123), William Smith. 

69. Mary Grantham Nivin, 47. 

b. November 4, 1808, in Christiana, Delaware; d. No- 
vember 16, 1884, in Scranton, Pa. 
m. Joseph Israel Taggart. 
They had children (124-125), Mary Amanda and Lizzie. 

70. Edwin Montgomery Nivin, 47. 
d. March, 1865. 

m. Anna Henderson (71), page 41. 


71. Amanda Dorcas Nivin, 47- 
"J 2. Theodore Nivin, 47. 

b. May, 1815; d. July 23, 1816. 

']2i- John Nivin, 48. 

b. March 12, 1793. 

m. January, 1824, EHzabeth E. Wilkin {"jy), page 41, 
daughter of Robert and Lydia (Evans) Wilkin (as before 

74. Margaret Nivin, 48. 
b. April 12, 1795. 

75. Martha Nivin, 48. 
b. August 7, 1796. 

m. March 16, 1818, Nathan Thomas. He died Decem- 
ber I, 1822. 

m. Secondly, November, 1826, Samuel W. Woodland. 

She had children by her first husband (126-127), Nivin 
and Margaret Ann. 

She had children by her second husband ( 1 28- 1 3 1 A ) , 
Martha Cephelia, A. Nivin, Estalena McLean, William Gwynn 
and Samuel Wilson. 

76. James McMechen Nivin, 48. 

b. August 28, 1798; d. September 5, 1898. 
'jy. Mary Nivin, 48. 

b. May i, 1800; d. 1859. 

78. David Boyd Nivin, 48. 

b. January 22, 1807; d. October 23, 1877. 
m. November 30, 1837, Sarah Ann Evans (97), page 43, 
daughter of Septimus Evans. 

Children are given under her line. 

79. Rev. William B. Montgomery, 56. 

b. i788;d. July 17, 1834. 

He was a missionary among the Osage Indians and trans- 
lated portions of the Bible into their language. 

80. Hannah Montgomery, 57. 

m. 1839, John C. Boyd, son of John and Mary Cowen 

81. Mary Montgomery, 57. 

m. Dr. Magill of Danville, Pa. 

82. Margaret Boyd, 60. 
m. James Hodgson. 

They had children (132-136), James B., Eliza, Joseph, 
Jane B. and Mary Nivin. 


83. Jane Boyd, 60. 

m. Robert Montgomery of Danville, Pa. (40), page 130. 
They had a daughter (137), Mary Nivin. 

90. George Forster, 61. 
m. Jane Rutledge. 

They had children (138-144), Andrew, Martha, Simeon, 
William, John, Mary and Sarah Jane. 

91. James Forster, 61. 

m. First, Eliza Forster; she died 1853. 

m. Secondly, Nancy Pittinger. 

They lived in Jackson County, Ohio. 

He had issue by his first wife, four children. 

He had issue by his second wife, two children. 

92. John Forster, 61. 

m, Rutledge, sister of his brother George's wife 


They lived in Jackson County, Ohio. 
They had five children. 

93. Henry Forster, 61. 
m. Ellen Reed. 

They lived in Euricksville, Ohio. 
They had four children. 

94. Isabell Forster, 61. 

m. James Huddleson. 

They had children (145-149), John F., Robert, William, 
George and Martha. 

95. Jane Forster, 61. 

m. Alexander Johnson. 

They had children (150-153), John Watterman, Alexan- 
der, James Moore and Rachel. 

96. Margaret Forster, 61. 
m. John Geyer. 

They had eight children. 

97. Eliza Forster, 61. 

m. James Crawford. 
They lived in Missouri. 
They had eight children. 

98. William Nivin, 62. 

b. June 18, 1813; d. April i, 1904. 
m. January, 1837, Elinor Steel. 


They had children (154-160), David, Jane, Margaret, 
Mary Ann, John, Sarah Ann and Ehzabeth. 

99. Jane Nivin, 62. 
b. 1816. 

m. 1858, John Houston March, 

100. James Nivin, 62, 

b. 1814; d. December 8, 1845. 

m. March, 1841, Ehzabeth Foster. 

loi. David Nivin, 62. 
b. 1818. 
d. At the age of 6 months. 

102. Ann Nivin, 62. 
b. 1820. 

m. March 6, 1841, Jonathan McEldry. 
They had children (161), Margaret, and three children 
who died young. 

103. William N. George, 63. 
m. Sarah Golden, 
They had four children. 

104. Martha George, 63, 
m. John McGloughen. 

They had children (162), a daughter, who married 

Bell, and a son, who died young, 

105. Jane George, 63. 
m. Samuel Wallace. 
They lived in Ohio. 

106. Mary Ann George, 63. 

m. Samuel Arthur ; died without issue. 

107. Sarah George, 63. 
m, Russell. 

108. Alexander George, 63. 
d. Young. 

109. Isabell George, 63. 
d. Young. 

1 10. Martha Latimer, 64. 

m. Parsons, and had two children. 

111. Isabel Latimer, 64. 
m. Thoms Shepherd. 
They had five children. 


112. James Latimer, 64. 
m. Parsons. 

113. Jane Latimer, 64. 

m. McCoula. 

They had two children. 

114. Bertha Latimer, 64. 

1 1 5. Margaret Latimer, 64. 
m. . 

They Hved in Wisconsin. 

116. George Latimer, 64. 


117. David Latimer, 64. 
m. . 

118. Mary Gertrude Nivin, 67. 

b. October 26, 1840; d. December 21, 1892. 
m. June, 1868, Lorie DeLa Cour. 
They had a child (163), Joseph Carl. 

119. James McCullough Nivin, 67. 

b. October 28, 1841 ; d. June 2, 1899. Single. 

120. Louisa Nivin, 67. 

m. January 14, 1869, George Edwards. 
They had children (164-167), Agnes, Helen, Grantham 
and Morton, 

121. Edward Farr Nivin, 67. 
b. 1845 ;d. July 9. 1920. 

m. November 11, 1874, Emily DeLa Cour. 
They had children (168-170), Elizabeth DeLa Cour, 
Adele Barger and David Grantham. 

122. Julia Nivin, 67. 

123. William Smith Nivin, 68. 
m. Maria Louisa Hayden. 

They had a child ( 171 ), Haydon Eaton. 

124. Mary Amanda Taggart, 69. 
b. August 3, 1848. 

m. September 23, 1875, Rev. Nicholas Frederick Stahl. 
They had children (172-175), Nicholas, Joseh Israel Tag- 
gart, Elizabeth Grantham and Mary Hempstead. 

125. Lizzie Taggart, 69. 

b. March 19, 185 1 ; d. July 6, 1858. 


126. Nivin Thomas, 75. 
d. Young. 

127. Margaret Ann Thomas, 75. 

b. October 11, 1822; d. February 11, 1899. 
m. May 9, 1843, John Wakhan Osborn. 
They had children (176-178), Albert Groom, Margaret 
Thomas and John W. 

128. Martha Cephelia Woodland, 75. 

b. August 16, 1827; d. January 3, 1883. 

m. First, 1848, George Casey. 

m. Secondly, September 4, 1856, John C. Hackett. 

She had a child by her first husband (179), George 

She had children by her second husband (180-186), John 
C, Anna Cephelia, Edward Raisin, Blanche S., Estalena, Ma- 
ria Bedford and Samuel Woodland. 

129. A. Nivin Woodland, 75. 

b. August 24, 1832; d. January 2, 1901. 
m. Elizabeth Curry. 

They had children (187-188), John Nivin, Bronaugh 

130. Estalena McLean Woodland, 75. 

b. January 5, 1830; d. June 14, 1903. 

m. Bronaugh M. Deringer, the son of Henry Deringer, 
the inventor of the celebrated dueling pistol. 

They had children (189-196), Rosalie, Bronaugh, Esta- 
lena Woodland, Eliza, Henry Clay, Florence, Mary Nivin and 

131. William Gwynn Woodland, 75. 
b. August 24, 1832; d. young. 

131 A. Samuel Wilson Woodland, 75. 
b. December 7, 1834; d. young. 

132. James B. Hodgson, 82. 
b. 1800; d. 1833. 

133. Eliza Hodgson, 82. 
b. 1802. 

m. Hugh Gimmell. 

134. Joseph Hodgson, 82, 

b. 1809; d. January 21, 1888. 
m. May, 1844, Margaret McNeil. 


He was elected an associate Judge for Chester County in 
1 85 1, served five years and declined re-election. 

They had children (197-202), Thomas M., James Frank- 
lin, Heber, Margaret Jane, Catherine and Elizabeth E. 

135. Jane B. Hodgson, 82. 

b. September 8, 1804; d. November 22, 1857. 

136. Mary Nivin Hodgson, 82. 

b. November 11, 181 1 ; d. January 30, 1903. 
m. James Strawbridge, 

They had children (203-205), Jane, Joseph F. and Wil- 
liam Correy 

137. Mary Nivin Montgomery, 83. 

b. December 3, 1800; d. June 2, 1888. 
m. William K. Correy. No issue, 


138. Andrew Forster, 90. 
m. Rachel Johnson, 153. 

He moved to Jackson County, Ohio, where his wife died 
and he married again a wife by whom he had two children. 

Andrew Forster and Rachel Johnson had children (206), 
Annie, and a child died an infant. 

139. Martha Forster, 90. 
d. Young. 

140. Simeon Forster, 90. 
d. Young. 

141. William Forster, 90. 
d. Young. 

142. John Forster, 90. 

m. . 

They lived in Illinois. 

143. Mary Forster, 90. 

144. Sarah Jane Forster, 90. 
m. Robert Hunter. 

145. Rev. John F. Huddleson, 94. 
m. Lizzie McCall. 

They had four children. 

146. Robert Huddleson, 94. 

He lived at Harlem Springs, Ohio. 


147- William Huddleson, 94. 
m. Rachel Hayes. 
They had four children. 

148. Rev. George Huddleson, 94. 
m. . 

They lived in Crestline, Ohio. 

149. Martha Huddleson, 94. 

d. At the age of sixteen years, 

150. Captain John Watterman Johnson, 95. 
m. McCormick. 

He was an attorney at law of Cincinnati; was an officer 
in the war of the Rebellion and was killed in battle. His widow 
and family lived in Medina, Ohio. 

They had five children. 

151. Captain Alexander Johnson, 95. 
d. 1878, in Washington, D. C. 
m. Taylor. 

He was an officer in the Rebellion, and after the war 
moved to Washington, D. C, and practiced law. He had five 

152. James Moore Johnson, 95. 

He was a member of the 80th Ohio Regiment and died 
in the army. 

153. Rachel Johnson, 95. 

m. Andrew Forster (as before noted), (138). 

154. David Nivin, 98. 
b. May 7, 1843- 

m. First, September 19, 1865, Mary Wagoner, daughter 
of John A. Wagoner. 

m. Secondly, November, 1900, Selina Miller Reed, widow 
of James Reed. 

He had issue by his first wife (207-209), Leona, Bertha 
and William H. 

155. Jane Nivin, 98. 
d. July, 1880. 

m. March, 1858, James H. McCuen. 
They had children (210-214), Robert, William, David 
W., Cora Bell and NelHe. 

156. Margaret Nivin, 98. 
d. March, 1879. 

m. T. J. Conroy. 


They lived in Florence, Kansas. 

They had children (215-217), William H., Daisy and 

157. Mary Ann Nivin, 98. 
m. C. B. Tope. 

They had children (218-220), Ellen, Maud and Lulu. 

158. John Nivin, 98. 
d. Young. 

159. Sarah Ann Nivin, 98. 
d. Young. 

160. Elizabeth Nivin, 98. 

b. 1848; d. April, 1875. 

161. Margaret McEldry, 102. 

m. March, 1865, WilHam Moore. 

They had children (221-228), Charles E., James A., Jon- 
athan M., Annie L., Carrie B., Jane L, Nellie M. and Alice G. 

162. McGloughen, 104. 

m. Bell. 

163. Joseph Carl DeLa Cour, 118. 

m. April 20, 1901, Laura Willis Scull. 

164. Agnes Edwards, 120. 
d. Young. 

165. Helen Edwards, 120. 
d. Young. 

166. Grantham Edwards, 120. 
d. Young. 

167. Morton Edwards, 120. 
d. Young. 

168. Elizabeth DeLa Cour Nivin, 121. 
b. August 8, 1876. 

m. Clark. 

169. Adele Barger Nivin, 121. 
b. January 2, 1878. 

m. W. Cheston Stokes. 

170. David Grantham Nivin, 121. 

171. Hayden Eaton Nivin, 123. 

172. Nicholas Stahl, 124. 
b. July 2, 1876. 

m. October 14, 1908, Anna McLeod. 


173- Joseph Israel Taggart Stahl, 124. 

b. December 27, 1877; d. October 28, 1878. 

174. Elizabeth Grantham Stahl, 124. 
b. September 8, 1879. 

m. April 20, 1906, George Mclntire. 

They had children (229-230), Francis and Nicholas Stahl. 

175. Mary Hempstead Stahl, 124. 
b. August 31, 1 88 1. 

m. June 20, 1901, Julian Clark Reeves, 
They had children (231-233), Mary Susanne, Elizabeth 
and Julian Clark. 

176. Albert Groom Osborn, 127. 

b. March 8, 1844; d. August 17, 1884. 
He lived in North Yakima, Washington, and was a special 
examiner in the Department of Justice of the United States. 

177. Margaret Thomas Osborn, 127. 

b. October 2, 1848; d. October 30, 1888. 

m. June 12, 1873, Samuel Houston Baker, of the U. S. 

They had children (234-235), Samuel Houston and 
Blanche Waltham. 

178. John W. Osburn, Jr., 127. 
d. Young, 

179. George Woodland Casey, 128. 
b. February 21, 1850; d. young, 

180. John C. Hackett, Jr., M. D., 128. 

b. July 13, 1857; d. January 22, 1902. 

m. January 28, 1892, Jessie Guthrie MacBeth. 

181. Anna Cephelia Hackett, 128. 
b. March 8, 1859. 

182. Edward Raisin Hackett, 128. 
b. April 13, 1861 ; d. young. 

183. Blanche S. Hackett, 128. 

b. July 12, 1863; d. June 16, 1912. 

184. Estalena Hackett, 128. 

b. September 13, 1865; d. young. 

185. Maria Bedford Hackett, 128. 
b. February 3, 1867. 

m. June 22, 1892, Julian T. Power. 
They had children (236-239), Blanche Woodland, Julia 
Jones, Mary Sharp and Margaret Thomas, 


1 86. Samuel Woodland Hackett, 128. 
b. December 11, 1869. 

m. October 29, 1902, Florence May Purdy. 
They had children (240-243), Ella Blanche, Florence 
Woodland, William Purdy and Gertrude. 

187. John Nivin Woodland, 129. 
d. Young. 

188. Bronaugh Deringer Woodland, 129. 
m, July 4, 1894, Blanche Yost. 

189. Rosalie Deringer, 130. 
d. Young, 

190. Bronaugh Deringer, 130. 
d. Young. 

191. Estalena Woodland Deringer, 130. 
m. William P. Duncan. 

They had children (244-245A), Gertrude, IMildred Pot- 
ter and Natalie Woodland. 

192. EHza Deringer, 130. 
d. March 9, 19 18. 

m. September 11, 1879, J- Horton Kelly, M. D, 

193. Henry Clay Deringer, 130. 
d. June 10, 1903. 

m. Alice Hurtt. 

They had children (246-249), Mary, Estalena W., Wil- 
liam Duncan and Harry H. 

194. Florence Deringer, 130. 
d. Young. 

195. Mary Nivin Deringer, 130. 

m. First, April 2^, 1882, James Monroe Heiskell, a 
grandson of President James Monroe. 

m. Secondly, J. Herman Ireland. 

She had a daughter by James Monroe Heiskell (250), 

196. Woodland Deringer, 130. 

m. November 21, 1888, Florence Hurtt, a sister to his 
brother Henry Clay's wife. 

They had five sons (251-255), Bronaugh Woodland, 
James William, Douglass McLean, Clifton Hurtt and Albert 

197. Thomas M. Hodgson, 134. 


198. James Franklin Hodgson, 134. 
d. September 2, 1848. 

199. Heber Hodgson, 134. 

200. Margaret Jane Hodgson, 134. 

b. February 19, 1849; d. February i, 1917. 

201. Catherine Hodgson, 134, 

202. Elizabeth E. Hodgson, 134. 

m. October 3, 1879, Rev. William J. Hoar. 
They had children (256-258), Mary Catherine, Charles 
H., J. Heber and Benjamin Boyd. 

203. Jane Strawbridge, 136. 

b. 1840; d. December 19, 1843. 

204. Joseph F. Strawbridge, 136. 
b. 1842; d. February 27, 1843. 

205. William Correy Strawbridge, 136. 

b. June 26, 1848; d. September 20, 1908. 
m. Mary R. Liney. 


206. Annie Forster, 138. 

207. Leona Nivin, 154. 
b. June 22, 1866. 

m. April 3, 1890, R. E. McDonald. 

208. Bertha Nivin, 154. 
b. December 6, 1871. 

m. James R. Atwell, of Bellevue, Pa. 

209. William H. Nivin, 154. 

210. Robert McCuen, 155. 

211. William McCuen, 155. 

212. David W. McCuen, 155. 

213. Cora Bell McCuen, 155. 

214. Nellie McCuen, 155. 

215. William H. Conroy, 156. 

216. Daisy Conroy, 156. 

217. Lizzie Conroy, 156. 

218. Ellen Tope, 157. 

219. Maud Tope, 157. 

220. Lulu Tope, 157. 


221. Charles E. Moore, i6i. 

222. James A. Moore, i6i. 

223. Jonathan M. Moore, 161. 

224. Annie L. Moore, 161. 

225. Carrie B. Moore, 161. 

226. Jane I. Moore, 161. 

227. NelHe M. Moore, 161. 

228. AHce G. Moore, 161. 

229. Francis Mclntire, 174. 

230. Nicholas Stahl Mclntire, 174. 

231. Mary Susanne Reeves, 175. 

232. Elizabeth Reeves, 175. 

233. Julian Clark Reeves, 175. 

234. Samuel Houston Baker, Jr., 177. 
b. March 30, 1875. 

m. September 14, 1907, Grace Demmon Woodward. 
They had children (260-261), Samuel Houston, 3rd, and 
Richard Woodward. 

235. Blanche Waltham Baker, 177. 

b. December 18, 1876; d. November 24, 1884. 

236. Blanche Woodland Power, 185. 

237. Julia Jones Power, 185. 

238. Mary Sharp Power, 185. 

239. Margaret Thomas Power, 185. 

240. Ella Blanche Hackett, 186. 

241. Florence Woodland Hackett, 186. 

242. William Purdy Hackett, 186. 

243. Gertrude Hackett, 186. 


244 Gertrude Duncan, 191. 
d. Young. 

245. Mildred Potter Duncan, 191. 

m. October 11, 1916, Malcolm Macfarlane. 
245A. Natalie Woodland Duncan, 191. 

246. Mary Deringer, 193. 
d. Young. 

247. Estalena W. Deringer, 193. 


248. William Duncan Deringer, 193. 

m. July 10, 19 1 5, Anne Forster Duncan. 
They had children (262-263), William Duncan and 
Edmund Hurtt. 

249. Harry H. Deringer, 193. 

He is an Ensign in the U. S. Navy. 

250. Marion Heiskell, 195. 
m. First, Emory. 

m. Secondly, E. Griswold Thelin. 

251. Bronaugh Woodland Deringer, 196. 

m. April 30, 19 13, Margaret Rawlings Aldridge. 
They had children (264-265), Bronaugh Woodland and 
Margaret Keating. 

252. James William Deringer, 196. 

m. December, 19 17, Louellen Tyler. 

253. Douglass McLean Deringer, 196. 

254. Clifton Hurtt Deringer, 196. 

m. October 19, 1921, Josephine Dinsmore. 

255. Albert Sidney Deringer, 196. 

256. Mary Catherine Hoar, 202. 

257. Charles H. Hoar, 202. 
d. Young. 

258. J. Heber Hoar, 202. 
d. Young. 

259. Benjamin Boyd Hoar, 202. 

260. Samuel Houston Baker, 3rd, 234. 

261. Richard Woodward Baker, 234. 


262. William Duncan Deringer, Jr., 248. 

263. Edmund Hurtt Deringer, 248. 

264. Bronaugh Woodland Deringer, Jr., 251. 

265. Margaret Keating Deringer, 251. 



John Evans of West Nottingham Township, Chester 
County, Pa., was an early settler in Chester County. His na- 
tionality has not been determined. All of his children inter- 
married with Scotch-Irish families ; and in the next generation, 
the intermarriages with the families of Gallagher, Ferguson, 
Alexander Boyd, Patterson, Ross, McCullough, etc., would in- 
dicate that he was a native of Ireland. 

His eldest son John Evans, named a son David, and it is 
probable that John Evans and David Evans or Nivin were 
brothers or closely related. 

I. John Evans. 

b. ; d. 1738; buried April 16,1738. 

He married circa 1708, Jane Moore; b. ; d. 1751. 

John Evans' Will. 

In the name of God, Amen, the 24th day of March, 1737. 
I John Evan of the township of West Nottingham and county 
of Chester, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect 
mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefore, calling 
to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is ap- 
pointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my 
last will and testament; that is to say, principally and first of 
all, I give and recommend my soul to God who gave it and my 
body tO' the earth, to be buried in a decent and Christian manner 
at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting that I shall 
receive the same again at the general resurrection, by the 
mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate as 
it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise 
and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. 

Imprimus: I give and bequeath to Robert Evans, my be- 
loved son, the sum of five shillings current money of Pennsyl- 
vania; to my son James Evans, five shillings, to my son John 
Evans, five shillings, to my daughter Isabel Evans, wife to 
David Evans,* five shillings, to my daughter Margaret Evans, 
five shillings, and to my daughter Mary Evans, five shillings, 
all current money as above said. 

Item: I give my well beloved wife Jane, whom I likewise 
constitute, appoint and ordain my sole executrix of this my 

*"Isabel Evans, wife to David Evans." This is this same man called 
David Nivin, son of David Evans or Nivin. 


last will and testament, all and singular my lands and other 
movable estate whatsoever, by her freely to be possessed and 
enjoyed and to be disposed of among my children when and m 
what manner she pleases, by and with the consent of her 
brother Joseph Moore, or in his absence, by and with the con- 
sent of her brother-in-law John Moore, and if my said wife 
dies intestate, then what estate she dies possessed of, shall be 
divided among my children, as the aforesaid Joseph and John 
Moore or either of them shall see fit, and I do hereby iitterly 
disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testa- 
ments, wills, legacies and bequests, and executors by me before 
in any wise named to be my last will ; ratifying and confirming 
this and no other to be my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
the day and year above written. 

John Evin, Seal." 

Inventory filed June i6, 1738, gives the value of the estate 
632 pounds, 1 7 shillings and 8 pence. Among the items are : 


Body clothes, linen and woolen 13 

Negro boy 3° 

400 acres of land 15*^ 

250 " " " in New Castle. 

400 " " " in Lancaster County. 

Jane Evans' Will. 

In the name of God Amen: this twenty-sixth day of Au- 
gust 1 75 1. 

"I Jean Evans of the Township of West Nottingham, and 
County of Chester ; being frail and weak of body, but of per- 
fect mind and memory, thanks be to God therefore, calling to 
mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is ap- 
pointed for all mankind once to die, do make and ordain this 
my last will and testament ; that is to say principally and first 
of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God 
that gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent 
and christian like manner, at the discretion of executor nothing 
doubting but I shall receive the same at the great Resurrection, 
by the mighty power of God. And as concerning such wordly 
estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this 
life, I give, bequeath and dispose of the same in the following 
manner and form : 


Imprimus: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son 
Robert Evans, the plantation he now^ dwelleth upon, with all 
the appurtenances thereunto belonging. 

Item: I give to my well beloved daughter Isabel Evans, 
the one half of my body clothes. 

Item : I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son James 
Evans, the plantation he now dwelleth on, with the appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging ; the negro he now possesses in his 
own purchase. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John 
Evans, the plantation he now dwelleth on, with all the appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging. 

Item: I give to my well beloved daughter Margaret Evans, 
my negro woman named *Jud' and the negro boy named 'Cezar,' 
together with the one half of my body clothes and what other 
things is in my chest, to be divided between her and Isabel. I 
order my son James Evans to pay my funeral charges, and if 
any money remains, I order him to have it. 

I hereby constitute and ordain my well beloved son Rob- 
ert Evans, executor of this my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, 
the day and year above written. 

Jean X Evans 

Note. — "My well beloved daughter Isabel Evans." She 
at that time was the wife of the man called David Nivins. 

John Evans and Jane Moore had children {^2-y), John, 
Robert, James, Isabella, Margaret and Mary. 


2. John Evans, Jr., i. 

b. May 11, 1709; d. January 26, 1798. 

m. (Penna. M. L.), March 11, 1748, Sarah Denny. 

John Evans, Jr., lived in Drumore Township, Lancaster 
County, Pa. He served as a volunteer in the French and Indian 
War, from Lancaster County, Pa. (Johnson's "History of Ce- 
cil County, Md.," pp. 185-498.) 

The will of John Evans, Jr., of Drumore Township, Lan- 
caster County, Pa., dated May 17, 1777, mentions his children 
and directs that all his estate be appraised by three men, chosen 


by his executors and that his children agree among themselves, 
to divide his effects as will suit them without exposing the same 
to public sale; and that his estate be divided into nine equal 
parts or shares, and that two shares be given to James Evans ; 
two to Robert Evans ; and one to each of his other children. 

They had children (8-14), James, Robert, Jane, Margery, 
Margaret, John and David. 

3. Robert Evans I. .. [j lUU^S^^'^^cJ^ 

b. 171 1 ; d. November, 1775. "Tihi^I/i ' c? Jl /|*^m^*^ ^r^ 

m. 1732, Margaret Kirkpatrick, daughter of John Kirk- 
patrick, of East Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pa. 

He inherited from his father, John, three hundred acres 
of land on the Big Elk River in Cecil County, Md., which his 
father purchased in 1730. 

Robert Evans was a tanner by trade, and carried on busi- 
ness on the bank of the Big Elk River. The tan yard was 
covered by water from the old dam, the breast of which is yet 

They had children (15-22), Hannah, Mary, Isabella, Mar- 
garet, Jane, Eleanor, Robert and John. 

4. James Evans, i . . ^ A ' h 

b. 1725; d. 1788. '^V r^:^j^ 

m. Eleanor Kirkpatrick, daughter of John Kirkpatrick, 
and sister of his brother Robert's wife. 

They had children (23-25), Jean. Eleanor and Robert. 

The will of John Kirkpatrick, dated November 18, 1771, 
directs that ten pounds of his estate shall be laid out for the use 
of the congregation to which he belonged, or otherwise for 
pious and public uses. Of the remainder of his estate his 
daughters Eleanor and Margaret Evans, each to have a one- 
fifth part. 

Executors: Sons-in-law, Robert Evans and James Evans. 

By deed dated January 23, 1773, Robert Evans, of Cecil 
County, Md., and James Evans, of W. Nottingham Township, 
Chester County, Pa., executors of John Kirkpatrick, conveyed 
200 acres of land to John Evans, of Lancaster County, Pa. 

"January 18, 1739, John, Thomas and Richard Penn of 
Newcastle, Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware, sold to 
James Evans of the County of Lancaster, Pa., 400 Vi acres 
of land in Drumore Township, Lancaster County, Pa., for 62£ 
9 pence or about $310.00. Surveyed January 18, 1740, and 
deeded the fifth day of May following, in the 14th year of the 
Reign of King George of England. 


On all lands sold prior to December 27, 1762, the price 
was fixed at I5f 10 shillings per hundred acres. 

January 10, 1752, James Evans and Eleanor, his wife, 
then of West Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pa., 
sold to his brother John Evans this same tract of land, for the 
sum of 5 shillings, lawful money of the State of Pennsylvania, 
with divers other valuable considerations given, and in 1796 
John Evans sold and deeded to his son David Evans the same 
tract of 400^4 acres, with an additional tract of 60 acres and 
107 perches, making 460 acres and 117 perches, which he di- 
vided and sold to his three sons, John Evans, George M. 
Evans, and James Evans, and at their death John Evans' part 
was left to his sons: George M. Evans, to his sons: and James 
Evans' part being purchased by Ross A. McCammon, who was 
married to his youngest daughter. So at this date this land now 
is and has been in the same name for 157 years (1896). 

There has never been a public sale in the house in Drum- 
ore Township, and the old sickles, wagon sheds &c. are still 

5. Isabella Evans, i. 

m. David Nivin, Jr. (5), page 92. 

6. Margaret Evans, i. 

m. First, Robert Nivin (13), page 94, son of William; 
and Jannett Nivin, 

m. Secondly, Hon. James McMechin (his second wife). 

(For children by Robert Nivin, see David Evans' Family 
(13), page 94. 

She had children by James McMechin (25 A, B and C), 
Jean, Rebecca and Tabitha. 

For biographical sketch of Hon. James McMechin, see 4, 
page 89. 

7. Mary Evans, i. 


8. James Evans, 2. 

b. February 16, 1749; d. January 22, 1817. 

m. First, December 2, 1776, Susan Allison. 

m. Secondly, July i, 1784, Catherine Porter. 
. m. Thirdly, Martha Gillespie. 

He had issue by his first wife (26-28), John, Robert and 

He had issue by his second wife (29-32), Andrew P., 
James, Sarah and William. 


9- Robert Evans, 2. 

b. November 23, 1750; d. July 15, i779- 

10. Jane Evans, 2. 

b. January 16, 1753; d. January 31, 1785. 

11. Margery Evans, 2. 

b. January 30, 1755 ; d. April 15, 1795. , , , ^ 

m. Her cousin, Robert Evans (25), son of (4) James 
Evans and Eleanor, his wife. 

12. Margaret Evans, 2. 

b. January 24, 1758; d. December 8, 1793. 
m. William Ross. 

Her descendants, the Keyser Family, lived m Lower 
Chanceford, York Co., Pa. 

13. John Evans, 2. 

b. November 2, 1762; d. July 4, 1797. 

He was the ancestor of the Lancaster Family of Evans. 

14. David Evans, 2. 

b. December 20, 1765; d. March, 1827. 
m. Isabel McCullough. 

They had children (33-38), John, George M., James, 
Margaret, Sarah and Eliza Jane. 

15. Hannah Evans, 3. 
d. 1818. 

m. 1754, Rev. James Finley. 
They had a child 39), John Evans. 

16. Mary Evans, 3. 

b. 1737; d. April 18, 1814. 

m. June 27, 1764, Zebulon Hollingsworth, of Elk Land- 

17. Isabella Evans, 3. 

b. 1741; d. August 9, 1 79 1. 

m. 1 772, General William Montgomery. 

She was his second wife and a first cousin of his third 


They had children (40-43), Robert, Hannah, Alexander 

and Margaret. 

18. Margaret Evans, 3. 

b. 1744; d. September 13, 1775. 

m. February 14, 1777, James Black. 


19- Jane Evans, 3. 

b. 1749; d. September 22, 1835. 

m. February 13, 1778, Colonel Henry Hollingsworth, a 
brother of her sister Mary's husband. 

20. Eleanor Evans, 3. 

b. 1752. 

m. First, 1773, Walter Alexander, 
m. Secondly, May, 1782, David Wallace 
m. Thirdly, Benjamin Sylvester, of Queen Anne County, 

She had issue by her first husband (44), Robert. 

21. Lieutenant Robert Evans, 3. 
b. June 4, 1756; d. 1777. 

He was said to have been killed by a fall from a horse 
while on his way to the army. 

2.2. John Evans, 3. 

b. May 9, 1760; d. March 5, 1823. 

m. February 20, 1782, Mary Alexander. 

Their homestead was on the banks of the Big Elk River. 

"John Evans was the proprietor of a copper mill on the 
Big Elk River, directy west of Cowanstown. The copper used 
in covering the hull of the U. S. S. Frigate 'Constitution' and 
other vessels of the United States Navy, were rolled in his mill, 
which was built in 18 10. 

"At this time there was only one other copper mill in the 
United States, which mill was in Massachusetts and was owned 
by Paul Revere (of Longfellow fame). John Evans obtained 
valuable information from Revere about the manufacture of 
copper, but probably owing tO' the lack of scientific knowledge, 
the business was not profitable. 

"Mr. Evans procured the services of a man from Balti- 
more, who understood what was called 'pickling' the sheets 
after they were rolled. This operation consisted in moistening 
them with a liquid which removed the black scale which cov- 
ered the surface, and brought out the copper color. Labor was 
cheap at that time, but this man received $16 a day, probably 
owing to the fact that it was impossible to fill his place by any 
one who understood the secret of making the liquid he used in 
brightening the copper. This copper probably came from 
Orange County, Va., or Washington County, Pa., there being 
mines at that time in the Blue Ridge." 


They had children (45-54), Margaret, Amos, Sarah, Rob- 
ert, John B., James, Levi Rollings worth, George A., William 
and Mark. 

23. Jean Evans, 4. 

m. Thompson. 

24. Eleanor Evans, 4. 

m. James Gordon Herron. 

25. Robert Evans, 4. 

m. First, (11) Margery Evans, daughter of John and 
Sarah Evans. 

m. Secondly (at the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, 
Pa.), October 18, 1796, Mrs. Isabella (Creigh) Alexander. 

He lived at Fort Deposit, Md. 

25A. Jean McMechin, 6. 

b. January 13, 1757; d. September 15, 1801. 

m. John Smith; born 1750; died March 19, 1829. 

They had children (54A, B and C), James McMechin, 
John Evans and Rebecca. 

25B. Rebecca McMechin, 6. 

b. January 16, 1761 ; d. June 5, 1790. 

m. Samuel Cochran; born 1763; died May 3, 1829. 

They had a son (54D), James Mitchell. 

25C Tabitha McMechin, 6. 

b. June II, 1763; d. August 9, 1823. 

m. June 7, 1792, Colonel David Nivin (48), page 99, of 
David Evans' Family ; son of John and Martha. 


26. John Evans, 8. 

b. January 20, 1778; d. January 17, 1861. 
He was the ancestor of the Erie Family. 

27. Robert Evans, 8. 

b. November 30, 1779. 
d. August 5, 1865. 

m. . 

They had a child ( 55 ) , James M. 

28. Martha Evans, 8. 

b. July 5, 1782; d. July i, 1783. 


29- Andrew P. Evans, 8. 

b. September 28, 1785; d. September 11, 181 7. 

He was drowned in the Susquehanna River, near Cono- 
wingo Bridge. 

30. James Evans, 8. 

b. March 28, 1787; d. May 18, 1855. 
m. February 14, 18 14, Mary Patterson. 
They had children (56-58), John Patterson, Catherine 
Porter and WilHam James. 

31. Sarah Evans, 8. 

b. March i, 1789; d. January 7, 1882. 
m. WilHam Patten. 

32. William Evans, 8. 

b. January 18, 1792; d. September 19, 1795. 

33. John Evans, 14. 

b. May 3, 1789; d. 1864. 

m. February 7, 1820, Sarah Patten, 

They had a child (59), James Patten. 

34. George M. Evans, 14. 
m. Mary Anne Porter. 

35. James Evans, 14. 

m. First, Jane Porter. 

m. Secondly, Gertrude Gillespie. 

He had issue by his second wife (60), a daughter. 

36. Margaret Evans, 14. 

37. Sarah Evans, 14. 

38. Eliza Jane Evans, 14. 

39. Rev. John Evans Finley, 15. 

m. Ruston, daughter of Job Ruston, a leading mem- 
ber of his congregation. 

He was installed August 22, 1781, pastor of Fagg's Manor 
Presbyterian Church, in Londonderry Township, Chester 
County, Pa. October 15, 1793, he resigned and removed to 

40. Robert Montgomery, 17. 

b. April, 1773. 

m. First, Jane Boyd (83), page no. 

m. Secondly, Louisa . 

He had issue (61 ), Robert, and three daughters. 


41. Hannah Montgomery, 17, 
b. January 22, 1775. 

m. James Loiighhead. 

42. Alexander Montgomery, 17. 
b. Octobers, 1777; d. 1848. 

m. Jane Boyd, daughter of John C. and Mary (Cowen) 

They had children (62-65), Mary E., Hanna C, Isabella 
and Margaret. 

43. Margaret Montgomery, 17. 
b. January 8, 1784. 

m. Thomas Woodside. 

44. Robert Alexander, 20, 
m. Jane Clendenen. 

They removed to Pittsburgh, Pa. 

45. Margaret Evans, 22. 

b. December, 1783; d. February 25, 1822. 

46. Amos Evans, M. D., 22. 

b. November 26, 1785; d. January 15, 1848. 

m. 1816, Mary Oliver. 

He was a prominent physician and surgeon in the U. S. 
Army, during the war of 181 2. 

They had children (66-69), Alexander, Mary Elizabeth, 
Andrew Wallace and Mary. 

47. Sarah Evans, 22, 

b. January i, 1788; d. September 16, 1853. 
m. December ig, 181 2, Robert Gallagher. 

48. Robert Evans, 22. 
b. January 5, 1790. 
m. Mary Work. 

49. John B. Evans, 22. 

b. November 14, 1791. 

m. Elizabeth Work, sister of his brother Robert's wife 

50. James Evans, 22. 

b. February 3, 1794; d. October 8, 1821. 
m. Ferguson. 

51. Levi Hollingsworth Evans, 22, 

b. March 16, 1798; d. October 11, 1868. 

m. December 30, 1823, Rachel Stump. 

He was a State Senator and Judge of the Orphans' Court. 


52. George A. Evans, 22. 

b. August 19, 1800; d. 1831, at Matamoras, Mex., single. 

53. William Evans, 22. 

b. January 26, 1803; d. 1829. 
m. Sarah Ferguson, 

54. Mark Evans, 22. 

b. January 21, 1806; d. October 28, 181 5. 

54A. James McMechin Smith, 25A. 
d. 1789, aged one month. 

54B. John Evans Smith, 25A. 
d. 1793, aged eleven months. 

54C. Rebecca Smith, 25A. 

d. September 16, 1880, aged eighty-six years. 

54D. James Mitchell Cochran, 25B. 

b. January 5, 1790; d. August 17, 18 14. 


55. Hon. James M. Evans, 2^]. 

He was a Judge of the Orphans' Court of Cecil County, 

56. John Patterson Evans, 30. 

b. November 15, 1814; d. January 9, 1892. 

m. . 

They had a child (70), William S. 

57. Catherine Porter Evans, 30. 
b. October 13, 1816. 

m. W. W. Black. 

58. William James Evans, 30. 
m. . 

They had a child (71 ), Clara. 

59. James Patten Evans, 33. 

m. First, . 

m. Secondly, . 

m. Thirdly, Ellie Kelton. 

He had by his third wife, a child {']2'), Wilmot Kelton. 

60. Evans, 35. 

m. Ross A. McCammon. 

61. Robert Montgomery, Jr., 40. 


62. Mary E. Montgomery, 42, 
m. M. C. Grier. 

63. Hannah C. Montgomery, 42. 
m. Andrew F. Russell. 

They had children (73-76), William, Jane, Annie and 

64. Isabella Montgomery, 42. 
m. M. C. Grier. 

65. Margaret Montgomery, 42. 

66. Hon. Alexander Evans, 46. 

b. September 13, 1818; d. December 5, 1888. 

m. i860, Margaret E. Manly. 

He was a great scholar, a good lawyer and a member of 


67. Mary Elizabeth Evans, 46. 

d. At the age of two years. 

68. Colonel Andrew Wallace Evans, 46. 
b. July 6, 1829; d. 1895. 

m. Susan A. Tuile. 

He was an officer in the U. S. Army. 

69. Mary Evans, 46. 

m. James W. Clayton. 
They had a child {^Tj), Paul. 


70. William S. Evans, 56. 

He was a resident of Elkton, Md. 

71. Clara Evans, 58. 

'J2. Wilmot Kelton Evans, 59. 

m. August 16, 19 19, Edith McClong Horton. 

73. William Russell, 63. 

74. Jane Russell, 63. 

75. Annie Russell, 63. 

76. Helen Russell, 63. 
yy. Paul Clayton, 69. 

He lives at Haverford, Pa. 



The first mention we have of this family is a deed for 
purchase of land by Richard Whitting, of Pennsylvania, yeo- 
man, as follows: 

This Indenture, made the fourteenth of March in the year 
of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George, King of Great 
Britain, and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven 
hundred and twenty-two, between Tobias Collett of London, 
in the Kingdom of Great Britain, haberdasher; Daniel Quare, 
of London, watchmaker ; Henry Gouldney, of London, linen 
draper, of the one part, and Richard Whitting, of the Province 
of Pennsylvania, in America, yeoman, of the other part. 
Whereas: there is a certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying 
and being on a branch of White Clay Creek, in the said County 
of Chester, Penna., containing two hundred acres, part of a 
great tract of seventeen thousand two hunderd and eighteen 
acres, which William Penn, Esq., by a certain Patent under 
the late proprietary's commission, dated the twenty-fifth day 
of June A. D. 1718, and recorded in the Rolls Office at Phila- 
delphia, in Patent Book A, page 306. Witnesseth: that they 
the said Tobias Collett, Daniel Quare and Henry Gouldney, 
for the consideration of forty-six pounds to them paid by the 
said Richard Whitting, grant &c. the said tract of land together 
with all mines, minerals, quarries, woods, waterways, fishing, 
fowling, hunting &c. 

This deed is recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds 
of Chester County, Penna., Nov. 23, 1742 (Deed Book F, Vol, 
6, page 230). 

In 1 73 1, Thomas Morris by his will conveyed to Richard 
Whitting, for use of the Meeting House that is in the Indian 
town in London Britain, two pounds. 

March i, 1734-5, Richard Whitting and John Evans, Jr., 
were witnesses to the will of John Devonald, of London 
Britain, Chester County, Penna., who mentions: son Daniel, 
daughters Sarah, Rachel, Mary, Hannah and Judith; and wife 

Overseers : The Elders of the Baptist Meeting of Welsh 
and London Tract. 

The will of Richard Whitting, yeoman, dated Jan. 18, 
1742-3, proved at Chester, March 24, 1742-3. 

I, Richard Whitting of the township of London Britain, 
in Chester County, in the Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, 


being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and mem- 
ory thanks be given unto God therefore, calHng to mind the 
mortahty of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all 
men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testa- 
ment: that is to say, first of all I give and recommend my soul 
into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body, I recom- 
mend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent 
manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting I 
shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and 
as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God 
to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the 
following manner and form. Imprimus: my will is that all 
my debts together with my funeral charges be paid in a reason- 
able time after my decease by my executors hereafter named. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Eliza- 
beth, the sum of twenty pounds Pennsylvania currency, to be 
paid at the expiration of two years after my decease, together 
with one cow and a calf. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Anne, 
the sum of twenty pounds Pennsylvania currency, and one cow 
and a calf, to be paid and delivered to her at the expiration of 
one year after my decease. 

Item : I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary, 
the sum of ten pounds Pennsylvania currency, to be laid out 
for her use upon interest when she comes to be twelve years 
of age and to be paid to her when she comes to be eighteen years 
of age. 

The aforesaid legacies to be paid by my executors. 

Item: I give devise and bequeath to my beloved son John, 
that tract of land upon which I now live containing two hun- 
dred acres more or less, with all the dwellings and conveniences 
thereunto belonging, which is to be delivered to him when he 
comes to be one and twenty years of age, and so to be pos- 
sessed and enjoyed by him, his heirs and assigns forever, he 
paying the yearly rent of eight pounds to his mother during her 
natural life. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin, the sum of 
30 pounds to be paid to him when he comes to be one and 
twenty years of age, which legacy is to be paid by my aforesaid 
son John, out of the place he is to enjoy. 

Item : I give and bequeath to my son Thomas, the sum of 
twenty pounds, to be paid to him by my son John when he shall 
come to the age of one and twenty years and further my will 
is that if any of my children die before coming to enjoy their 


legacies, then such portion or portions be equally divided be- 
tween those that remain alive. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Han- 
nah, all the rest of my goods and chattels, credits and demands 
whatsoever. I likewise constitute and ordain my wife, sole ex- 
ecutrix of this my last will and testament, giving her full privi- 
lege of my plantation for her support and bringing up of my 
children, and for their maintenance and education until my 
aforesaid son John comes of age. I do nominate and constitute 
my trusty and beloved friends, Richard Thomas and Hugh 
Evans, to be supervisors of this my last will and testament, and 
to see it performed according to the true portent and meaning 
thereof, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul, 
all other former wills by me made, ratifying and confirming 
this and no other, to be my last will and testament. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year 
above written. 

Richard Whitting, Seal. 

The appraisal was made by Richard Howell and John 
James, showing his goods, chattels and credits to be 129 
pounds 17 shillings and 8 pence, 

I. Richard Whitting. 

m. Hannah Devonald, daughter of John and Mary Dev- 

They had children (2-7), Elizabeth, Ann, Mary, John, 
Benjamin and Thomas. 

John Devonald born 1683, died March 8, 1735, and was 
buried in London Tract Baptist Churchyard. His tombstone, 
with one exeception, being the oldest legible one in the yard. 

He married Mary , who died 1745. Letters of Admr. on 

her estate granted Oct. 21, 1745. They had children, Daniel, 
Sarah, Rachel, Mary, Hannah and Judith. Of these Hannah 
married ( ) Richard Whitting, as before noted. 

By an indenture (Deed Book F, page 2), dated June 20, 
1725, Samuel Bonham, Samuel Turnor and John Midford, all 
of London, merchants, surviving trustees in trust for the Penn- 
sylvania Land Company in London for the consideration of 
forty-six pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain 
conveyed to John Devonald of the township of London Grove 
in America all that tract of land being part or parcel of a 
greater tract consisting of 16,500 acres situate, lying and being 
in the County of Chester, Province of Pennsylvania in Amer- 


Beginning at a black oak being a corner of the land of one 
John Jones, thence East by this same land 185 perches to a 
post, thence North by William Penn's Manor 184 perches to 
a post, thence West by the land of one Thomas Morris and 
Richard Whitting 185 perches to a post, thence South 184 
perches to the place of beginning. Containing 200 acres more 
or less. Excepting all mines of gold and silver, tin, lead, copper, 
brass and all quarries of gems and precious stones that belong 
to the King. 

This land was conveyed March 27, 1823 (W 3, page 69), 
to Samuel Davis, a nephew of the wife of John Whitting, 
grandson of John Devonald. A grand daughter of Samuel 
Davis, Lily Baldwin and the heirs of her sister Rebecca Bald- 
win are present owners. 

"A corner of the land of one John Jones thence East by 
this same land." This land, 240 acres was conveyed by John 
Jones Nov. 9, 1741 (F, page 459), to Jane Evans, widow of 
John Evans, Jr., and was owned by her descendants until April 
3, 1919, when is was sold to Neva A. Hoopes, the present 

"By William Penn's Manor." Of this part of William 
Penn's Manor, 1000 acres, was conveyed May 20, 1734 (E, 
page 366) to John Evans and 384 acres are still owned by his 
descendants. Septimus Evans Nivin, Myra Nivin Galloway, 
Evelyn Nivin Whiteman and Sophie L. S. Nivin are present 

"By land of Richard Whitting." This land, 200 acres, 
was conveyed March 14, 1722 (F, page 230) to Richard Whit- 
ting and was owned by his descendant until April 4, 1885, when 
it was sold to Thomas E. Crossan, the present owner. 

Will of John Devonald, 

In the name of God Amen. This first day of March in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty- 
four, I John Devonald of the township of London Britain in 
the County of Chester am sick in body, but sound, good and 
perfect memory, praises be God therefore calling to mind the 
mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all 
men once to dye, do make and ordain this my last will and 
testament that is to say principally and first of all I do recom- 
mend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body 
I do recommend to the earth to be buried, in a decent christian 
burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at 
the general resurrection of the righteous shall receive the same 


again by the mighty power of God, but as touching such 
worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this 
life I give, devise and dispose of the same in manner and form 

Imp. I do give and bequeath unto my beloved son Daniel 
Devonald the sum of five shillings cur't money of Pennsylva- 

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my loving daughters 
the sum of thirty-five pounds to be divided equally between 
them, that is to say, the sum of seven pounds to my daughter 
Sarah Devonald to be paid out of my estate two years after my 
decease, and also the sum of seven pounds to my daughter 
Rachel Devonald four years after my decease, and the sum of 
seven pounds to my daughter Mary Devonald six years after 
my decease, and the sum of seven pounds to my daughter Han- 
nah Devonald eight years after my decease, and also' the sum 
of seven pounds to my daughter Judith Devonald ten years 
after my decease. 

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary 
Devonald the place or plantation I now dwell on with all the 
rest of my estate movable or immovable goods, cattle and chat- 
tels together with all my dues and demands whatsoever, to pay 
all my debts, whom I do constitute and ordain to be my sole 
executrix of this my last will and testament during the time 
of her widowhood and I do further constitute that in case she 
changes her condition by marriage that the place or plantation 
aforesaid shall be sold by way of public vendue and the legacies 
to be paid to my daughters as before mentioned, what be unpaid 
and the remaining part to be equally divided between my 

I do order that my daughter Mary Devonald shall have 
the big brass pan after her mothers decease and I do desire and 
order that the elders belonging to the Baptist Meeting of the 
Welsh Tract and London Tract that they see and take care that 
all the legacies and all things before mentioned be rightly and 
regularly performed and I do hereby utterly disannul and re- 
voke every other former testament or wills whatsoever ratify- 
ing and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testa- 
ment. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal the day and year first above mentioned, 

John Devonald, Seal, 

Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of 
Richard Whittting and John Evans, Jr. 



2. Elizabeth Whitting, i. 

3. Ann Whitting, i. 

4. Mary Whitting, i. 

5. John Whitting, i. 

b. 1731 ; d. December 6, 1802, intestate. 

m. Deborah Davis (6), page 154; daughter of David and 
Hannah Davis (i), page 153, of Canistoga, Chester Co., Pa. 

John and Deborah Whitting are buried in London Tract 

They had children (8-14), Hannah, Sarah, Elizabeth, 
Ann, Mary, Davis and Lydia. 

A register of the slaves in Chester County in 1780 shows 
that John Whitting had two slaves for life. 

Letters of Administration on the estate of John Whitting 
were granted December 27, 1802, to his son Davis. 

Will of Deborah Whitting. 

In the name of God Amen. I, Deborah Whitting of 
the Township of London Britain, in the County of Chester and 
State of Pennsylvania, being well in body and of perfect mind 
and memory, blessed be God for the same, but calling to mind 
the mortality of my body, and knowing it is appointed for all 
men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testa- 
ment, viz.. Principally and first of all, I recommend my soul to 
God whO' gave it, and my body to the earth, to be buried in a 
decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my excec- 
utor, not doubting but at the general resurrection, I shall receive 
the same by the mighty power of God. And as touching my 
worldly estate which hath pleased God to bless me with in this 
life, I give and dispose in manner and form following, vi/j., I 
will and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah McClellan, my 
feather bed whereon I now lay. Item. I will and bequeath unto 
my daughter Sarah Whitting my large case of drawers now in 
the house, wherein I now live. Item. I will and bequeath unto 
my daughter Elizabeth Wherry thirteen dollars and thirty-three 
cents, to be paid unto her one year after my decease. Item. I 
will and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Evans, thirteen dol- 
lars and thirty-three cents to be paid unto her one year after my 
decease. Item. I will and beqeath unto my daughter Mary 
Wherry, thirteen dollars and thirty-three cents to be paid unto 
her one year after my decease. Item. I will and bequeath unto 
my son Davis Whitting, my clock which stands in the parlor. 


And whereas there is in my hands a bond against my son the 
aforesaid Davis Whitting, bearing date the 3rd day of Decem- 
ber, Anno Domino 1804, for the sum of ten hundred and sixty- 
six dollars and sixty-eight cents, conditioned for the payment 
of sixty-four dollars yearly, and every year during my natural 
life, it being given me to secure my dower right in the farm 
where I now live, formerly the property of my beloved husband 
John Whitting, Esq., deceased, therefore I will and bequeath 
the said bond, or in other words all the money or interest that 
shall remain unpaid at my decease, unto my son the said Davis 
Whitting, on said bond. Item, I will and bequeath unto my 
daughter Lydia Whitting thirteen dollars and thirty-three cents 
to be paid unto her one year after my decease. Lastly I consti- 
tute, appoint and ordain my son Davis Whitting aforesaid, to be 
my sole executor of this my last will and testament, and do 
hereby disannul all wills or testaments before this time willed, 
made or bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no 
other, to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand and seal, this fourteenth day of 
March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twelve. 

Deborah Whitting, Seal. 

The large case of drawers bequeathed by Deborah Whit- 
ting, in 181 2, to her daughter Sarah, was by her given to her 
cousin Maria Davis, who brought it with her when she came 
to live with her cousin Ann Evans, where it has since been, and 
is now standing in the home of Ann Evans' grandson Septimus 
E. Nivin. 

6. Benjamin Whitting, i. 

d. 1800, intestate. Letters of Administration were granted 
November 18, 1800. 

m. March 24, 1767, Sarah Hughes (by Delaware mar- 
riage license). 

Bondsman, Thomas Whitting, brother of the deceased. 

They had a child (15), Richard, 

7. Thomas Whitting, i, 


8. Hannah Whitting, 5, 

b. November 17, 1765; d. August i, 1803. 

m. Robert McClellan. He died 18 18. Letters of Ad- 
ministration on his estate were granted to Davis Whittting and 
Samuel W. McClellan. 


The had children (16-19), Samuel W., Deborah, Mary 
Ann and John D. 

9. Sarah Whitting, 5. 

b. March 21, 1767; d. December 12, 1843. 

10. Elizabeth Whitting, 5. 

b. July 14, 1769; d. March 29, 1853. 

m. January 11, 1805, Ebenezer Wherry, son of David 
Wherry, Jr. 

Her Bible printed in 1804, having on the back in gilt let- 
ters Elizbeth Whitting, is nov^ in possession of her great grand- 
son David Wherry, of Providence, Md. 

David Wherry, Sr., came from the North of Ireland to 
America with his wife Mary and three children, James, David, 
and a daughter. They arrived in the year 1718, and settled 
in Chester County, Pa., near the Maryland line, on land still 
occupied by his descendants of the Wherry name. David 
Wherry, Sr., died on April 13, 1743. 

By his will he left his plantation to his sons, James and 
David. His daughter (name not given) married John Lusk, 
who was killed by Indians. 

James Wherry, died in 1771, in his will he mentioned four 
children, Mary, Anne, James and David. James was born in 
1742. David, born in 1757, married Anne Hall and had seven 

David Wherry, Jr., born in Ireland in 171 7 was brought 
to America when one year old. He married twice and had 
fifteen children. Twelve of whom married and had children. 
David Wherry, Jr., died July 9, 1800, at the age of eighty- 
three years. In his will he named fourteen living children. Of 
these, Ebenezer moved to Cecil County, Md., and William re- 
mained on the homestead where his grandson, Ralph E. Wher- 
ry, now resides. 

They had children (20-22), John Davis, Margaret Mackey 
and David. 

11. Ann Whitting, 5. 

b. May 28, 1771 ; d. January 23, 1846. 
m. March 15, 1810, Septimus Evans (39), page ;i,'j, 
Evans Family. 

They had a child (23) , Sarah Ann. 

12. Mary Whitting, 5. 

b. July 19, 1775; d. November 2, 1843. 
m. December 5, 1807, William Wherry. 
They had children (24-25), Joseph and Hannah Jane. 


13- Davis Whitting, 5. 

b. September 28, 1777; d. May 17, i860. 

m. Elizabeth Finley. 

April 6, 1 82 1, Davis Whitting was executor, and Septi- 
mus Evans and William Richards were witnesses to the will 
of Cormack McCartney, of London Britain. 

December 3, 1804, Deborah Whitting and her six daugh- 
ters, conveyed to Davis Whitting, their interest in the 200 acre 
farm previously mentioned. Consideration to Deborah Whit- 
ting, the sum of 64 dollars yearly as her right of dower, and 
to the others, the sum of 3200 dollars, being sixth-sevenths of 
two equal one-third parts, and their eventual estate of six- 
sevenths of one full part. 

They had children (26-26A-27), Sarah Ann, John D. and 
Deborah J. 

14. Lydia Whitting, 5. 

b. February 7, 1780; d. October 14, 1821. 

m. James Crawford. 

They had a child (28), Davis. 

15. Richard Whitting, 6. 

d. 1854. 

Letters of Administrtion on his estate were granted 
March 31, 1854, to David M. Hannum. Hatton Mercer and 
John K. Mackey appraised his personal estate at $221.53, of 
which $200.28 was cash. 


16. Samuel W. McClellan, 8. 

b. April 30, 1798; d. July 19, 1852. 
m. November 2y, 1821, Frances B. Pierce. 
They had children (29-32), Robert L., Edward Pierce, 
Davis Whitting and Deborah Ann. 

17. Deborah McClellan, 8. 

18. Mary Ann McClellan, 8. 

19. John D. McClellan, 8. 

20. John Davis Wherry, 10. 

b. April 17, 1807; d. June 23, 1881. 
m. Anna Eliza Biles. 

They had children (33-39), Emma, Davis, Elizabeth, Wil- 
liam Bailey, Margaret, Henrietta M. and Calvin. 


21. Margaret Mackey Wherry, lo. 

b. January 30, 1809; d. May 29, 1843. 

22. David Wherry, 10. 

b. January 19, 181 2. 

m. First, March 17, 1835, Sarah Ann Alexander. 

m. Secondly, Margaret A. Fulton. 

m. Thirdly, March 17, 1864, Martha A. Brown. 

He had issue by his first wife (40-45), Margaret Ann, 
Ebenezer E., William Cochran, John Alexander, Lydia Jane 
and Joseph Granville. 

He had issue by his second wife (46), Ruth Anna. 

23. Sarah Ann Evans, 11. 

b. December 26, 181 1 ; d. August 8, 1876. 

m. November 30, 1837, David Boyd Nivin (78), page 
109. He was born January 22, 1807, and died October 2t,, 
1877. Son of John and Martha (Nivin) Nivin. 

They had children (47A-51), Anna Whitting, Septimus 
Evans, Ella McMechen, Myra Bryan, Clara Llewellyn and 
John Wilkin. 

24. Joseph Wherry, 12. 

b. August 12, 1812; d. June 9, 1881. 
m. Margaret Woolens. 

They had children (52-55), William N., Ralph E., J. Ni- 
vin and Mary Eva. 

25. Hannah Jane Wherry, 12. 

b. July 6, 1815 ; d. May 6, 1850. 

26. Sarah Ann Whitting, 13. 
b. 1835; d. 1900. 

26A. John D. Whitting, 13. 

b. May 18, 1838 ; d. March 21, 1885. 

27. Deborah J. Whitting, 13. 

b. 1845 : d. 1906. 

m. February 8, 1871, William Springer. 
They had children (56-60), Ella Whitting, Robert Leslie, 
Cora May, Bertha Bryan and Warren Henry. 

28. Davis Crawford, 14. 

m. Hannah Mary Ewing. 

They had a child (61), Emma B. 


29. Hon. Robert L. McClellan, 16. 

b. October 20, 1822; d. February 5, 1889. 
m. First, February 24, 1852, Hannah Matilda Downey, 
m. Secondly, December 5, 1877, Martha Futhey, 
He had issue by his first wife (62-63), Anna Deborah and 

30. Edward Pierce McClellan, 16. 

b. September 19, 1824; d. April 21, 1897. 

m. First, November 2, 1848, Elizabeth Umstead. 

m. Secondly, October 6, 1859, Sarah J. Freeman. 

m. Thirdly, March 4, 1862, Rebecca Barefoot. 

He had issue by his first wife (64-67), Frances B., Sarah 
Ann, Ella Imogene and Catherine Elizabeth. 

He had issue by his third wife (68-70), Agnes Jane, Jus- 
tus Umstead and Lee. 

31. Davis Whitting McClellan, 16. 

b. January 15, 1827; d. December 17, 1892. 

m. February 16, 1853, Imogene G. Webster. 

They had children (71-78), Ella Frances, LaFayette L., 
Webster Pierce, Imogene Estelle, Emma Louisa, George Davis, 
Anna Webster and Frank. 

32. Deborah Ann McClellan, 16. 
m. Robert Jackson. 

They had children (79-80), Ada and Samuel. 

33. Emma Wherry, 20. 

b. 1834; d. 1886. 
m. Joel P. Conard. 

They had children (81-84), Estella J. Alma Corinne, Myra 
N. and Anna Margaret. 

34. Davis Wherry, 20. 

35. Elizabeth Wherry, 20. 
m. Edward Scott. 

They had children (85-86), James D. and Annie. 

36. William Bailey Wherry, 20. 

b. 1840; d. October 4, 1907. 
m. Alice V. Quarll. 

They had children (87-89), Mabel Claire, Calvin Nor- 
wood and Jessie. 


37- Margaret Wherry, 20. 
m. Theodore W. Bye. 
They had a child (90), Jessie. 

38. Henrietta M. Wherry, 20. 
b. 1843; d. May 2.^], 1851. 

39. Calvin Wherry, 20. 

40. Margaret Ann Wherry, 22. 
b. November 18, 1835. 

m. Joseph Hughes. 

They had children (91-92), Ella and Clara. 

41. Ebenezer E. Wherry, 22. 

b. August 25, 1837; d- April 15, 191 1. 
m. First, Mary E. Merchant, 
m. Secondly, Margaret A. Hanson. 
He had issue by his first wife (93-94), Eri and Powell. 
He had issue by his second wife (95-97), Edwin E., 
David and Margaret M. 

42. William Cochran Wherry, 22. 

b. March 8, 1839; d. January 29, 1857. 

43. John Alexander Wherry, 22. 

b. February 11, 1841 ; d. May 6, 1862. 

44. Lydia Jane Wherry, 22. 

b. February 12, 1843; d. May i, 1921. 
m. January 16, 1870, Clark Tilton. 
They had a child (98), Blanche. 

45. Joseph Granville Wherry, 22. 

b. June 10, 1845. 
m. Lydia McCallister. 

They had children (99-103), Maris D., Effie, Elsie C, 
Hannah F. and Amy R. 

46. Ruth Ann Wherry, 22. 
b. April 21, 1857. 

m. February 22, 1879, John C. Watson. 

They had children (104-106), Arthur G., Alfaretta and 
47A. Anna Whitting Nivin, 23. 

b. January 21, 1840; d. April 28, 1906. 

47. Septimus Evans Nivin, 23. 

b. April 12, 1842. (See 243, page 57.) 

48. Ella McMechin Nivin, 23. 

b. December 8, 1844; d. May 13, 1904. 


49- Myra Bryan Nivin, 23. 
b. January 12, 1846. 
m. February 7, 1900, M. James Galloway, M. D. 

50. Clara Llewelyn Nivin, 23. 

b. October 11, 1847; d. February 8, 1862. 

51. John Wilkin Nivin, 23. 

b. February 14, 1849. 
m. April 12, 1877, Sophie Lewis Stone. 
They had children (107-108), Evelyn Stone and Sophie 
Lewis Stone. 

52. William N. Wherry, 24. 

m. December 20, 1880, Belle Storey. 
They had children (109-109A), William Nivin and J. 

53. Ralph E. Wherry, 24. 

m. November 2, 1921, Mary E. Taylor. 

54. J. Nivin Wherry, 24. 

b. December 21, 1861 ; d. June 3, 1891. 

55. Mary Eva Wherry, 24. 

m. Ulysses G. Bye. 

They had children (iio-iii), Ralph Wherry and Nor- 

56. Ella Whitting Springer, 27. 

57. Robert Leslie Springer, 27. 
m. Mary Smith. 

They had children (112-115), Ethel W., Robert, Howard 
and Anna. 

58. Cora May Springer, ^'j. 

m. April 15, 1907, George Haywood Robinson. 

59. Bertha Bryan Springer, 2'j. 
m. C. F, Fenton. 

They had children (116-117), Deborah and Fred. 

60. Warren Henry Springer, 27. 
m. Alma Reel. 

They had children (118-119), Warren Henry, Jr., and 

61. Emma B. Crawford, 28. 
m. J. Walter Walker. 

They had a child (120), Dorothy. 



62. Anna Deborah McClellan, 29. 
b. July 8, 1854. 

m. November, 1877, G. M. Dallas Hunter. 

They had children (121-127), Robert McClellan, Edith 
Margaretta, Don Cameron, Roderick Jerome, George M., 
Martha McClellan and Roberta. 

63. Roberta McClellan, 29. 

m. November 26, 1890, James Hayes Turner. 
They had children (i 28-131), Paul McClellan, Robert 
Futhey, Leah Matilda and J. G. Edmiston. 

64. Frances B. McClellan, 30. 
b. September 30, 1849. 
m. Horace Mackey. 

65. Sarah Anne McClellan, 30. 
b. April 24, 1 85 1. 

m. Gunn. 

66. Ella Imogene McClellan, 30. 
b. March 11, 1853. 

m. Daniel Myers. 

67. Catherine Elizabeth McClellan, 30. 

68. Agnes Jane McClellan, 30. 
b. December 20, 1862. 

m. Charles Hammond. 
They had three children. 

69. Justus Umstead McClellan, 30. 
d. Young. 

70. Lee McClellan, 30. 

71. Ella Frances McClellan, 31. 

b. February 9, 1854; d. May, 1902. 
m. James W. Downey. 

72. LaFayette L. McClellan, 31. 
b. August 26, 1855. 

73. Webster Pierce McClellan, 31. 
b. July 13, 1857. 

74. Imogene Estelle McClellan, 31. 

b. January 9, 1859; d. 1863. 

75. Emma Louisa McClellan, 31 

b. December 11, i860; d. July, 1894. 
m. 1892, . 


76. George Davis McClellan, 31. 
b. August 15, 1862. 
m. 1889, Minnie Diel. 

yy. Anna Webster McClellan, 3] . 
b. 1864. 
m. Turnbull. 

78. Frank McClellan, 31. 
b. June, 1868. 

m. 1890, Mae Hibbert. 

79. Ada Jackson, 32. 

b. December 26, 1858. 
m. Horn. 

80. Samuel Jackson, 32. 
b. July 7, 1 86 1. 

81. Estella J. Conard, 33. 

b. 1855; d. 1913. 

82. Alma Corinne Conard, 33. 

b. i860; d. October 23, 1887. 
m. June 24, 1886, Joseph Seal. 

83. Myra N. Conard, 33. 
b. 1864; d. 1876. 

84. Anna Margaret Conard, 33. 

m. December 29, 1896, William H. Johnson, Jr. 
They had children (132-134), Marriott Conard, Alexan- 
der Shand and Robert. 

85. James D. Scott, 35. 

m. . 

86. Annie Scott, 35. 

m. Robert H. Kite. 

87. Mabel Claire Wherry, 36. 

b. 1876; d. February 25, 1883. 

88. Calvin Norv^ood Wherry, M. D., 36. 

m. October 29, 19 16, Edna Priscilla Graham, 
They had a son (135), Norw^ood, and a daughter. 

89. Jessie Wherry, 36. 

m. J. Clarence Carter. 

90. Jessie Bye, 37. 

m. Thomas B. Ferguson. 

They had children (136), Theodore and two daughters. 


gi. Ella Hughes, 40. 
m. Robert LaRue. 
They had children (137-138), Robert H., Margaret E. 

92. Clara Hughes, 40. 
m. Charles Spencer. 

They had children (139-141), Harold H., Kenneth A. 
and John G. 

93. Eri Wherry, 41, 

m. Eva Thompson. 

They had children (142-144), Francis L., Ebenezer and 
Marshall Powell. 

94. Powell Wherry, 41. 

m. October 10, 1887, Annie C. Krauss, 
They had children (145-149), Eva May, Mary, Grace, 
Gladys and Catherine. 

95. Edwin E. Wherry, 41. 
d. September 13, 191 7. 
m. Nettie Carhart. 

96. David Wherry, 41. 
m. Lillian Stewart. 

They had children (150-154), Margaret Jean, Emily S., 
David Nivin, Robert L. and Anna L. 

97. Margaret M. Wherry, 41. 
m. John Oliver Widdoes. 

They had children (155-156), Oliver and Mary. 

98. Blanche Tilton, 44. 
m. H. S. Lancaster. 

They had a daughter (156A) Lesta. 

99. Maris D. Wherry, 45. 
m. May Miller. 

100. Effie Wherry, 45. 

m. John Clarence Mackey. 

They had a child (157), J. Alfred. 

10 1. Elsie C. Wherry, 45. 
m. Winter F. Brown. 

They had a child (158), Clarence W. 

102. Hannah F. Wherry, 45. 
m. John Clarence Mackey. 
She was his second wife. 

They had children (159-160). Joseph W. and Jannette F. 


103. Amy R. Wherry, 45. 
m. Herbert Irwin. 

They had children (161-163), Elsie E., G. Roger and 

104. Arthur G. Watson, 46. 
b. December 7, 1879. 
m. Dora Hess. 

105. Alfaretta Watson, 46. 
m. Clyde England. 

They had a child (164), Wynoma Louise. 

106. Millard Watson, 46. 
m. Annie Deigel, 

107. Evelyn Stone Nivin, 51. 

m. January 8, 1916, J. Harvey Whiteman. 
They had children (165-165B), Anne Nivin and Mar- 
garet Graham. 

108. Sophie Lewis Stone Nivin, 51. 

109. William Nivin Wherry, 52. 

m. November 2'j, 19 19, Lulu McFadden. 

They had a child ( 166), Evelyn Isabel. 
109A. J. Earle Wherry, 52. 
no. Ralph Wherry Bye, 55. 

m. July I, 19 1 9, Claudia Foreman. 

111. Norman Bye, 55. 

112. Ethel W. Springer, 57. 

113. Robert Springer, 57. 

114. Howard Springer, 57. 

115. Anna Springer, 57. 

116. Deborah Fenton, 59. 

117. Fred Fenton, 59. 

118. Warren Henry Springer, Jr., 60. 

119. Marion Springer, 60. 

120. Dorothy Walker, 61. 


121. Robert McClellan Hunter, 62. 
b. August 6, 1878. 

m. December 19, 1905, Edna Boyd. 

122. Edith Margaretta Hunter, 62. 
b. July 12, 1881. 

m. September, 1902, J. Ross Owens. 


They had children (166A-168), Charles, Edith Margaret 
and Caroline. 

123. Don Cameron Hunter, 62. 

b. October 24, 1883; d. September 7, 1902. 

124. Roderick Jerome Hunter, 62. 
b. 1889. 

m. 19 18, Violet Ferguson. 

They had a child (169), Edith Ann. 

125. George M. Hunter, 62. 

126. Martha McClellan Hunter, 62. 
b. March 31, 1892. 

m. November 29. 191 7, Albert Holmes Swing, first Ma- 
yor of the City of Coatesville. 

They had a child (170), Donald VanMetre. 

127. Roberta Hunter, 62. 

128. Paul McClellan Turner, 63 
b. November 6, 1893. 

129. Robert Futhey Turner, 63. 
b. June 2, 1896. 

130. Leah Matilda Turner, 63. 
b. November i, 1897. 

131. J. G. Edminston Turner, 63. 
b. March 30, 1904. 

132. Marriott Conard Johnson, 84. 

133. Alexander Shand Johnson. 84. 

134. Robert Johnson, 84. 

135. Norwood Wherry, 88. 

136. Theodore Ferguson, 90. 

137. Robert H. LaRue, 91. 

138. Margaret E. LaRue, 91. 

139. Harold H. Spencer, 92. 

140. Kenneth A. Spencer, 92. 

141. John G. Spencer, 92. 

142. Francis L. Wherry, 93. 

143. Ebenezer Wherry, 93. 

144. Marshall Powell Wherry, 93. 

b. February, 1919; d. September 5, 1919. 

145. Eva May Wherry, 94. 
b. October 31, 1888. 
m. Charles Stinson. 


146. Mary Wherry, 94. 

147. Grace Wherry, 94. 

m. Raymond Heilaman. 

148. Gladys Wherry, 94. 

149. Catherine Wherry, 94. 

150. Margaret Jean Wherry, 96, 

151. Emily S. Wherry, 96. 

152. David Nivin Wherry, 96. 

153. Robert L. Wherry, 96. 

1 54. Anna L. Wherry, 96. 

155. Oliver Widdoes, 97. 

156. Mary Widdoes, 97. 
156A. Lesta Lancaster, 98. 

157. J. Alfred Mackey, 100. 

158. Clarence W. Brown, 10 1. 

159. Joseph W. Mackey, 102. 

160. Jannette F. Mackey, 102. 

161. Elsie E. Irwin, 103. 

162. G. Roger Irwin, 103. 

163. Catherine Irwin, 103. 

164. Wynoma Louisa England, 105. 

165. Anne Nivin Whiteman, 107. 

165B. Margaret Graham Whiteman, 107, 

166. Evelyn Isabel Wherry, 109. 


166A. Charles Owens, 122. 
b. September 25, 1905. 

167. Edith Margaret Owens, 122. 
b. July I, 1907. 

168. Caroline Owens, 122. 
b. February 15, 19 10. 

169. Edith Anne Hunter, 124. 

170. Donald \^anMctre Swing, 126 



The Emigrant Ancestor of this family was David Davis, 
who married Hannah. They settled near Canistoga, Chester 
County, Pa., and were members of the Baptist Church. 

A book brought over by them from Wales is now in pos- 
session of one of their descendants, Septimus E. Nivin, and is 
entitled "The British Physician, or the Virtues of English 
Plants, by means whereof people may gather their own physic 
under every hedge, or in their own garden which may be con- 
ducive to their health, so that observing the directions in this 
book may become their own physician, for what climate soever 
is subject to any particular disease in the same place there 
grows a cure." 

London, printed at the Black Bear and Star in St. Paul's 
Churchyard over against the little North Door, 1687. 

This is a later edition of the same book, printed by Wil- 
liam Smith, Cambridge, 1663. 

This book has written in it, "David Davis, His Book" ; 
also "Hannah Davis Book." 

1. David Davis. 

m. Hannah . She died April, 1779. (Records of 

Welsh Tract Baptist Meeting of Pencader Hundred, New 
Castle County, Del.) 

In the same church record we have the information that 
their residence was near Canistoga (page 73). 

They had children (2-7), Thomas, Jane, John, Hannah, 
Deborah and Daniel. 


2. Thomas Davis, i, 

b. December 4, 1728; d. February 19, 1807. 

m. First, Dorcas Bentley. 

m. Secondly, Sarah Carter. 

m. Thirdly, Rachel . 

The will of Thomas Davis, of Sadsbury, Chester County, 
Pa., dated February 14, 1807, proved March 31, 1807, men- 
tions wife Rachel, Directs the sale of land in Little Britain 
Township, Lancaster County, Pa. To son David, five pounds, 
daughter Dorcas, wife of George Davies, fifty pounds ; daugh- 
ter Hannah, thirty-one pounds, at age of 18 years; John and 
Davies Murphey, sons of daughter Deborah Murphey, ten 
pounds each at age of twenty-one years ; son Thomas, five shil- 


lings; sons Samuel and Nathaniel, the plantation on which I 
live, in Sadsbtiry, containing about 200 acres, and all estate. 
To daughter Hannah, above mentioned, one half the cash the 
lands in little Britain sell for. 

Executors: Rev. Jethro Johnson and David Lightfoot. 

Witnesses Thomas Arthur and Joseph Kenison. 

He had children (8-15), David, Jeffery, Dorcas, Deborah, 
Samuel, Hannah, Nathaniel and Thomas. 

3. Jane Davis, i. 

b. April 9, 1731 ; d. June 4, 1747. 

4. John Davis, i. 

b. October 7, 1732. 

m. . 

They had children (16-21), David, George, Thomas, 
Elizabeth, Daniel and John. 

5. Hannah Davis, i. 

b. February 2^^, 1725; d. June 30, 1747. 

6. Deborah Davis, i. 

b. September 16, 1738; d. July 23, 1829. 
m. John Whitting (5), page 139. 

7. Daniel Davis, i. 

b. April 2, 1742; d. July, 1742. 


8. David Davis, 2. 

b. October 13, 1767. 

9. Jefifery Davis, 2. 

b. July 17, ; d. March 21, 1772. 

10. Dorcas Davis, 2. 
b. July II, 1776. 

m. George Davis (17), page 155. 

They had children (22-23), Maria and Eliza. 

11. Deborah Davis, 2. 
m. — Murphey. 

They had children (24-28), Thomas Davis, Elizabeth, 

John, Hannah and Cecelia. 

12. Samuel Davis, 2, 

b. 1788; d. June 6, 1849. 

m. First, Mary Young. 

m. Secondly, June 11, 1826, Susan Davis. 

m. Thirdly, Rebecca Low^. 


He had issue by his first wife (29), Mary Young. 
He had issue by his third wife (30-31 )» Sarah Ann and 
Martha Matilda. 

13. Hannah Davis, 2. 

14. Nathaniel Davis, 2. 

15. Thomas Davis, 2. 

m. Frances Black, daughter of James and Rebecca Black, 
of Sadsbury. (See Rebecca Black's will, August 2, 1822, Ches- 
ter County, Pa. She refers to a son living in Cecil County, 


They had children (32-38), Nathaniel, James, Samuel, 
Thomas Washington, Francis P., Hannah and Rebecca. 

16. David Davis, 4. 

17. George Davis, 4. 

m. Dorcas Davis (10), page 154, as before noted. 

18. Thomas Davis, 4. 

19. Elizabeth Davis, 4. 

20. Daniel Davis, 4. 

21. John Davis, 4. 

m. . 

They had a child (39), John, Jr. 


22. Maria Davis, 10. 

b. July 10, 1800; d. October 30, 1868. 

23. Eliza Davis, 10. 

m. Henry Miller. 

They had children (40-42), Amanda, Henry and Jennie. 

24. Thomas Davis Murphey, 11. 
m. . 

They had children (43-46), Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah and 

25. Elizabeth Murphey, 11. 

26. John Murphey, 11. 

27. Hannah Murphey, II. 

28. Cecelia Murphey, II. 

29. Mary Young Davis, 12. 
m. Nicholas Gillespie. 

They had children (47-52), Samuel Davis, Sarah, John, 
George Washington, Gertrude and Mary Eleanor Davis. 


30. Sarah Ann Davis, 12, 

b. i83i;d. March 18, 1863. 
m. Thomas L. J. Baldwin. 

They had children (53-60), Irene, Lil}', Rebecca an<l 
Francis D. 

31. Martha Matilda Davis, 12. 

h. 1833; d. January 21, 1899. 

32. Nathaniel Davis, 15. 
m. . 

They removed to Tennessee. 

33. James Davis, 15. 

d. 1848. 

m. Catherine Hutton. 

They had a child (57), Frances Helen. 

34. Samuel Davis, 15. 

b. March 7, 1815; d. October 12, 1872. 
m. 1844, Alcenith E. French. 

They had children (58-60), Fannie E., Rozanna E. and 
Calista A. 

35. Thomas Washington Davis, 15. 

b. February 3, 1809; d. November 27, 1873. 
m. April 7, 1852, Jane Charlesworth Richmond. 
They had a child (61), Fannie H. 

36. Francis F. Davis, 15. 
m. Abigail Galvener. 

They had children (62-64), Flannah Mary, Martha Gib- 
bons, and Francis. 

37. Hannah Davis, 15. 

38. Rebecca Davis, 15. . 
d. 1884. 

m. James Sweeney. 

They had children (65-67), Thomas Davis, Margaret and 

39. John Davis, Jr., 21. 


40. Amanda Miller, 23. 

41. Henry Miller, Jr., 23. 
m. Mary Kate Miller. 

He was killed by lightning, while lying in bed with his 
wife. She was uninjured. 


42. Jennie Miller, 23. 

m. Hewitt, M. D. 

They had a child (68), Henry M. 

43. Mary Murphey, 24. 

44. Elizabeth Murphey, 24. 

45. Hannah Murphey, 24. 

46. Caroline Murphey, 24. 

47. Samuel Davis Gillespie, 29. 
m. Clara Brown. 

They had a child (69), Virginia. 

48. Sarah Gillespie, 29. 

49. John Gillespie, 29. 

50. George Washington Gillespie, M. D., 29. 

m. April 9, 1885, Elizabeth Wilkin Nivin (405), page 66, 
Evans Family. 

They had children (70-71 ), Nivin Davis and James Evans 

51. Gertrude Gillespie, 29. 
m. William P. Haines. 

52. Mary Eleanor Davis Gillespie, 29. 

53. Irene Baldwin, 30. 

b. August 20, 1854; d. March 29, 1885. 
m. William Patterson, 

54. Lily Baldwin, 30. 

55. Rebecca Baldwin, 30. 

56. Francis D. Baldwin, 30. 

m. First, Mary McVaugh. 
m. Secondly, Louisa Swain, 

57. Frances Helen Davis, 33. 

m. Col. J. Lee Englebert. 

They had a child {72), James Davis, 

58. Fannie E. Davis, 34. 

b. November 8, 1846; d. February 10, 1869. 
m. October 23, 1866, J. T. Torrey. 

59. Rozanna E. Davis, 34. 

b. January 14, 1849; d. August 11, 1910. 
m, April 21, 1869, William Spiars. 


60. Calista A. Davis, 34. 
b. July 13, 1851. 

m. October 21, 1874, William Mayrant Richardson. 
They had a child {y2,)y Margaret. 

61. Fannie H. Davis, 35. 

b. September 10, 1856. 

m. March 26, 1874, Thomas Milton Humphrey. 

62. Hannah Mary Davis, 36. 

63. Martha Gibbons Davis, 36. 

m. January 22, 1890, Algernon T. Peale. 
They had children (74-76), Marion Penrose, Francis 
Davis and James Algernon. 

64. Francis Davis, 36. 

65. Thomas Davis Sweeney, 38. 

66. Margaret Sweeney, 38. 

67. Eliza Sweeney, 38. 


68. Henry M. Hewitt, M. D., 42. 

m. October 17, 1883, Ida M. Durhes. 

69. Virginia Gillespie, 47. 

70. Nivin Davis Gillespie, 50. 
m. Grace . 

They had children (77-78), Thomas Nivin and Richard 

71. James Evans Hall Gillespie, 50. 

72. James Davis Englebert, 57. 

73. Margaret Richardson, 60. 
b. April 2, 1879. 

m. October 15, 19 13, Grantley B. Harper. 
They had a a child (79), William Mayrant. 

74. Marion Penrose Peale, 63. 

m. Lawrence Boynton Page. 

75. Francis Davis Peale, 63. 

76. James Algernon Peale, 63. 

yy. Thomas Nivin Gillespie, 70. 

78. Richard Davis Gillespie, 70. 

79. William Mayrant Harper, 73. 
b. October 6, 19 14. 
















Aitken, J. Nivin 52 456. Evans 

Aitken, J. Nivin, Jr 66 23. Evans 

Brady, Evan R. E 49 53- Evans 

Bryson, Thomas B 65 65. Evans 

Buckingham, Alban 45 226. Evans 

Buckingham, James 44 2. Evans 

Caskie, W. R. J 59 5- Evans 

Clark, Bessie W 75 8. Evans 

Clark, Fannie E 78 21. Evans 

Clark, James B TZ 35- Evans 

Cooper, Alice 65 218. Evans 

Cooper, Arthur E 51 86. Evans 

Cooper, Elizabeth M 65 291. Evan, 

Cooper, Frederick M 65 25. Evans 

Cooper, John 50 45. Evans, 

Craig, Hugh B 64 89. Evans 

Cunningham, L. W 67 225. Evans 

Davis, Wellington '/2 24. Evans 

Davis, Joel 57 5i- Evans 

Donaldson, Elias ^2, 57- Evans 

Dunn, Thos. W. E 66 63. Evans 

Evans, Adah 69 6. Evans 

Evans, Alexander 39 44- Evans 

Evans, Ann 42 61. Evans 

Evans, Ann West 38 96. Evans 

Evans, Annie W 52 55- Evans 

Evans, Benj. H 69 n. Evans 

Evans, Edith 76 29. Evans 

Evans, David 37 ZT- Evans 

Evans, Elizabeth M 40 221. Evans 

Evans, Elizabeth 39 94- Evans 

Evans, Elizabeth W 39 I9- Evans 

Evans, Emma G 52 116. Evans 

Evans, Evan 21 122. Evans 

Evans, Evan Rice 35 97- Evans 

Evans, Evan Rice 39 212. Evans 

Evans, George 24 432. Evans 

Evans, George 34 58. Evans 

Evans, George 42 95- Evans 

Evans, George B 69 39- Evans 

Evans, Grace W 40 93- Evans 

Evans, Hannah 30 227. Evans 



Harry 69 

Jane 35 

Jane H 39 

Jane 40 

Joel 56 

John I 

John, Jr 2 

John 15 

John 35 

John 36 

John 55 

Jonathan 42 

Lillian 61 

Lydia 35 

Lydia 38 

Lydia 43 

Mahlon 56 

Margaret 35 

Margaret 38 

Margaret G 39 

Margaret E 40 

Mary IS 

Mary 38 

Mary 40 

Matilda 43 

OHver M 55 

Peter 25 

Peter 36 

Peter 2>1 

Peter 55 

Rachel 43 

Samuel 34 

Samuel 47 

Sarah F 48 

Sarah Ann 43 

Sarah J 55 

Sarah J 68 

Sarah S 39 

Sarah 43 

Septimus i"] 

Septimus 43 

Septimus 56 



90. Evans, Theodore 43 

62. Evans, Thomas W 40 

444. Evans, Wayne 69 

459. Evans, William 70 

169. Fox, John E 52 

392. Fox, Margaret E 66 

74. Garrett, George H 41 

181. Garrett, Thomas 53 

175. Garrett, Walter 52 

72. Garrett, William E 41 

495. Gauss, Annie 79 

280. Gill, George 60 

490. Gill, Lizzie 7^ 

548. Gillespie, Nivin D 75 

605. Gillespie, Thomas N 78 

42. Gilpin, Mary R 37 

601. Greese, Francesca 78 

358. Hammond, Mary G 64 

551. Harris, William W 75 

66. Henderson, Marg. E 40 

315. Hoogyworfif, John A 62 

125. Hoogyworfif, S. E 48 

529. Huidekoper, Emma G 73 

324. Huidekoper, Frank C 63 

318. Huidekoper, Fred. W 62 

317. Huidekoper, Henry S 62 

540. Huidekoper, Prescott F. . . 74 

533. Huidekoper, R. S 74 

323. Huidekoper, Ruth S 63 

435. Jenkins, Owen B 68 

607. Jervey, Mary C 78 

loi. Johnson, Edward 45 

'272, Johnson, Mary 60 

259. Johnson, William C 59 

264. Johnson, William R 59 

269. Johnson, William R., Jr. . . 59 

215. Jones, Jacob 58 

400. Kay, Samuel W 66 

403. Keen, Samuel W 66 

463. Knipe, Ella 70 

480. Knipe, Elias F 71 

232. Knipe, Francis M 56 

477. Knipe, George L 71 

473. Knipe, Irwin P 70 

591. Knipe, Mabel F 77' 

587. Knipe, Margaret 77 

589. Knipe, Norman L., Jr 77 

584. Knipe, Ruth A 77 


236. Knipe, Septimus A 57 

482. Knipe, Septimus A., Jr. . . . 71 

205. Ledyard, Linklan 55 

213. Lowry, Edward 55 

106. Markham, Vincent 46 

620. Massey, James B 79 

613. Massey, Jennett C 78 

417. Massey, J. Wilkin 67 

559. Massey, Julia H 75 

622. Massey, Katherine L 79 

618. Massey, Robert B 79 

418. Massey, R. Bruce 67 

212. McCalmant, Lydia C 62 

113. McElderry, Fannie 46 

362. Morse, John C 65 

186. Nivin, David E 53 

571. Nivin, D. Travor 76 

405. Nivin, Elizabeth W 66 

488. INivin, Evelyn S 72 

189. Nivin, Jane E 54 

407. Nivin, Jane E 66 

410. Nivin, John 67 

247. Nivin, J. Wilkin 58 

191. Nivin, Mary G 54 

243. Nivin, Septimus E 57 

192. Nivin, Thomas H 54 

424. Nivin, T. Rankin 68 

250. Pegram, John 59 

616. Pendleton, John R 79 

388. Potter, Mary A 65 

146. Rheese, Annie E 50 

344. Rheese, Fannie A, 64 

356. Rheese, Lillie E 64 

12. Rice, Lydia 33 

581. Rogers, George W 77 

3'6o. Seelye, Frank R 65 

325. Shippen, Edward 63 

130. Shippen, Evans W 48 

328. Shippen, Francis 63 

127. Shippen, Frances 48 

135. Shippen, Joseph 49 

341. Shippen, Joseph F 64 

335. Shippen, Sarah 64 

339. Shippen, William ..../, 64 

298. Slaymaker, A. W 61 

117. Slaymaker, Amos 47 

295. Slaymaker, John T 61 

309. Slaymaker, Samuel E 61 



198. Strawbridge, George 54 

78. Strawbridge, John 42 

383. Ward, William E 65 

534. Wells, George D 74 

593. Whiteman, Anne N 1"] 


472. Whitmer, Mary E 70 

T^. Wilkin, Eliz. E 41 

■521. Zell, Gladys M 73 

114. Zell, Thomas 47 

281. Zell, Thomas B 60 




Baker, S. Houston 

. 120 


Boyd, Margaret 

. 109 


Conroy, William H 

. 119 


De LaCour, J. Carl 

. 116 


Deringer, Bronaugh 

. 121 


Deringer, Estalena W. .. 

. 118 


Deringer, Henry C 

. 118 


Deringer, Mary N 

. 118 


Deringer, William D. . . . 

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Deringer, Woodland 

. 118 


Duncan, Mildred P 

. 120 


Edwards, Agnes 

. 116 


Evans, David 

. 87 


Forster, Andrew 

. 114 


Forster, George 

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Forster, Isabell 

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Forster, Jane 



Hackett, Ella B 



Hackett, John C 

. 117 


Hackett, Maria B 

• 117 


Hackett, S. Woodland .. 

. 118 


Hoar, Benjamin B 

. 121 


Hodgson, Elizabeth E. . . 

. 119 


Hodgson, Joseph 

• 113 


Hodgson, Mary N 

. 116 


Huddleson, William .... 

• 115 


Johnson, John W 



McCuen, Robert 

. 119 


McEldry, Margaret 

. 116 


Mclntire, Francis 

. 120 


McMechen, William 

• 95 


Montgomery, Benj 

.. 215 


Montgomery, Daniel .... 

. 106 


Moore, Charles E 

. 120 


Nivin, David 



Nivin, David 

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Nivin, David 

• 99 


Nivin, David 

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D. Grantham 108 

Edward F 112 

Elizabeth D 116 

Isabel 108 

Jane 108 

Jane 115 

Jannett 88 

John 95 

John 108 

John 109 

Leona 119 

Louisa 1X2 

Margaret 92 

Margaret 95 

Margaret 115 

Martha 92 

Martha 107 

Martha 109 

Mary 89 

Mary 92 

Mary Ann 116 

Mary G 108 

Mary G 112 

Robert 94 

Samuel 99 

William 87 

William 98 

William no 

Marg. T 117 

Power, Blanche W 120 

Reeves, Mary S 120 

Stahl, Eliz. G 117 

Stahl, Mary H n7 

Taggart, Mary A 112 

Thomas, Marg. A 113 

Tope, Ellen 119 

Woodland, Estalena M. . . . 113 

Woodland, M. Cephelia ... 113 

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66. Evans, Alex I33 

46. Evans, Amos I37 

14. Evans, David 127 

15. Evans, Hannah 127 

5. Evans, Isabella 126 

17. Evans, Isabella 127 

4. Evans, James 125 

8. Evans, James 126 

30. Evans, James 130 

55. Evans, James M 132 

59. Evans, James P 132 

I. Evans, John 122 


158. Brown, Clarence W 15^ 

go. Bye, Jessie 148 

no. Bye, Ralph W 150 

84. Conard, A. Margaret 148 

28. Crawford, Davis I43 

61. Crawford, Emma B 146 

22,. Evans, Sarah Ann 143 

116. Fenton, Deborah 150 

136. Ferguson, Theodore 151 

49. Galloway, Myra B 146 

91. Hughes, Ella I49 

126. Hunter, Martha M 151 

121. Hunter, Robert M 150 

161. Irwin, Elsie E 152 

79. Jackson, Ada 148 

132. Johnson, Marriott C 151 

137. La Rue, Robert L 151 

157. Mackey, J. Alfred 152 

62. McClellan, Anna D 147 

31. McClellan, Davis W 144 

71. McClellan, Ella F 147 

30. McClellan, E. Pierce 144 

64. McClellan, Frances B 147 

29. McClellan, Robert L 144 

63. McClellan, Roberta 147 

16. McClellan, Samuel W. . . . 142 
107. Nivin, Evelyn S 150 

51. Nivin, J. Wilkin 146 

47. Nivin, Septimus E 145 

167. Owens, Charles 152 

85. Scott, James D 148 

139. Spencer, Harold H 151 


2. Evans, John, Jr 124 

2,2,- Evans, John 130 

56. Evans, John P 132 

6. Evans, Margaret 126 

3. Evans, Robert 125 

70. Evans, William S 133 

'/I. Evans, Wilmot K 133 

39. Finley, John E 130 

25. McMechen, Tabitha 129 

42. Montgomery, Alex 131 

63. Montgomery, Hannah C. . . 133 

TZ- Russell, William 133 



56. Springer, Ella W 146 

112. Springer, Ethel W 150 

118. Springer, Warren H., Jr. .. 150 

95. Tilton, Blanche 149 

128. Turner, Paul M 151 

104. Watson, Arthur G 150 

165. Whiteman, Anne N 152 

155. Whiddoes, Oliver 152 

11. Whitting, Ann 141 

13. Whitting, Davis 1/^2 

27. Whitting, Deborah J 143 

10. Whitting, Elizabeth 141 

5, Whitting, John 139 

8. Whitting, Hannah 140 

14. Whitting, Lydia 142 

12. Whitting, Mary 141 

I. Whitting, Richard 136 

103. Wherry, Amy R 150 

88. Wherry, C. Norwood 148 

22. Wherry, David 143 

96. Wherry, David 149 

41. Wherry, Ebenezer E 145 

35. Wherry, Elizabeth 144 

33. Wherry, Emma 144 

145. Wherry, Eva M 151 

142. Wherry, Francis L 151 

20. Wherry, John D 142 

102. Wherry, Hannah F 149 

24. Wherry, Joseph 143 

150. Wherry, Margaret J 152 

36. Wherry, William B 144 

52. Wherry, William N 146 

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60. Dav 
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11. Dav 
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4. Dav 

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Calista A 158 

David 153 

Deborah I54 

Deborah i54 

Dorcas I54 

Eliza 155 

Fannie E I57 

Fannie H 158 

Francis F 156 

George I55 

John 154 

Martha G 158 

Mary Y iS5 

Rebecca 156 

Samuel I54 


34. Davis, Samuel 156 

30. Davis, Sarah A 156 

2. Davis, Thomas 153 

15. Davis, Thomas I55 

35. Davis, Thomas W 156 

50. Gillespie, George W I57 

70. Gillespie, Nivin D 158 

47. Gillespie, S. Davis I57 

•/•/. Gillespie, Thomas N 158 

68. Hewitt, Henry M 158 

40. Miller, Amanda 156 

44. Murphy, Elizabeth 157 

24. Murphy, Thomas D 155 

74. Peale, Marion P 158 

TT). Richardson, Margaret 158 

65. Sweeney, Thomas D 158 


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