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Genealogical Gleanings 















Tiernan-Dart Printiwq Co. 
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1918, by 


In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 

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The serial number precedes the name, and when it is 
followed by a * indicates that further information, regard- 
ing person numbered, will be found elsewhere in this rec- 
ord. As an illustration 

3.* Frances Siggins^; when next found it will be en- 
closed thus: (3), and whenever found enclosed it denotes 
that 3 is her original serial number. 

The Roman numerals refer to the number of children 
in one family. 

The small figure following the name is the generation 

Abreviations — b. born ; d. died ; m. married ; dau. daugh- 
ter; s. succeeded by; unm. unmarried; abt. about; C. W. 
Civil War; R. W. Revolutionary War. 

The children of John and Sarah (Hood) Siggins, and 
their descendants, are traced separately, beginning with the 
eldest child. 

When a name is enclosed in parentheses, it is the maiden 
name of person specified. 

In many instances family names are herein spelled in 
several different ways. Not being certain which was cor- 
rect, we have kept to the spelling found in manuscripts as 
they were received. 

The numbers indicating names of the Siggins family 
in Ireland are preceded by the letter A, as this material was 
obtained after the record of the family of John Siggins, 
the emigrant, was written and numbered. 

The family in America begins with No. 1. 



Emma Siggins White Frontispiece 

Hood Coat of Arms 5 

Siggins' Reunion 6 

Justina Siggins 7 

Josephine Siggins Utter 7 

John Wesley 9 

Indian God Rock 18 

Old Block House 36 

Ann Siggins Adams 47 

George Siggins and Son 47 

John Edward Siggins 53 

Jane Siggins 53 

Taylor Coat of Arms 55 

Admiral Sir Samuel Hood 59 

Alexander Siggins 78 

Judge William Siggins i 78 

George Siggins 78 

George Callander Siggins 80 

E. Harriet Siggins Howe 83 

George Simpson Siggins 92 

Rachel Dawson Siggins 92 

Isaac Connely Siggins 96 

Silas Lloyd Trask 96 

Sabina Siggins Parker 97 

Jane Y. Siggins Ferry 97 

Mary Siggins 97 

Dr. James B. Siggins 104 

Judge John Siggins 108 

William Parker Siggins 116 

Elizabeth Walters Siggins 116 

Captain Peter Grace 134 

Annie M. Siggins Grace 134 

War Medal of Capt. Peter Grace 136 

William Parker Siggins 139 

Nathaniel Simpson Siggins 139 

Nathaniel Hood Siggins 139 

George Siggins Howe 143 

Josephine (Siggins) Utter 145 

Orion Siggins 146 

June Siggins Wheeler 148 

Francis A. Wheeler 148 

E. Harriet (Siggins) Howe 149 

C. C. McCabe Howe 149 

John Dawson Howe 151 

Walter Simpson Howe 156f 

Wesley Curtis Howe, Jr 158 

William Findley Siggins 171 

Edith Diennie (Nelson) Siggins 171 

George Callander Siggins 178 

David Porter Siggins 178 

Isaac Connelly 206 



William Whitfield Connelly 206 

Polly Connelly Chase 207 

Anna Alduma Jackson 207 

Kinnear Coat of Arms 232 

Marg-aret Kinnear Sig^gins 234 

Henry Kinneiar Siggins 235 

Catherine Lockhart Siggins 285 

David Henry Siggins 236 

Home of Henry Kinnear Siggins — 239 

Home of George Simpson Siggins 239 

Silas Lloyd Trask 248 

Benjamin Baird Siggins 254 

Eliazbeth Walker Siggins 264 

Clinton C. Siggins 256 

John Barber White 257 

RajTiiond Baird White 260 

Memorial Building 261 

Emma Ruth White 264 

Benjamin Baird Siggins 267 

Henr>- Kinnear Siggins 267 

Benjamin Baird Siggins and grandchildren 273 

Laura Siggins Messerly 277 

Bertram Messerly i 277 

Everett J. Messerly 278 

James Harold Messerly 278 

Warren B. Messerly 278 

Jerry Lloyd Siggins 279 

Robert A. Siggins 283 

Delia (Long) Siggins 283 

Nathaniel Siggins 283 

Ann ( Blakesley ) Siggins 283 

Lavern A. Siggins 284 

Margaret (Hunter) Siggins 284 

John D. Wells 287 

Jahu Hunter 294 

Livingston LeGrand Hunter 299 

Isafac Connelv 332 

William Connely 336 

Rachel ( Connely) Evans 336 

Hon. Alexander McCalmont 339 

Elizabeth (Connelv) McCalmont 339 

Gen. Alfred B. McCalmont 341 

Judge John S. McCalmont 341 

"The Black Horse Inn" 351 

Connely Coat of Arms 356 

Elijah B. Grandin 372 

Kimball Coat of Arms 407 

EXhan Allen 497 

Ira Allen 497 

Spencer Co»at of Arms 502 

Lord Spencer 505 

Anderson Coat of Arms 511 

Martha Humphreys Maltby 529 

Baker Coat of Arms 539 

William Thornton Scott 579 

Simp.son Coat of Arms 632 

Elizabeth Scott Walker SB'S 



Pennsylvania Archives, 2d Series, edited by William H. 
Eggle, M. D. 

History of Warren County, Pennsylvania, edited by J. 
S. Schenck. 

Lineage Books of the Daughters of the American Rev- 

Pennsylvania Magazine. 

History of Chautauqua County, by W. A. Furguson & 
Co., Boston, Mass. 

History of Connecticut, by Hollister. 

Women of Methodism, by Stephen Abel. 

Fradenburg's History of Methodism. 

Early History of Western Pennsylvania, from Posts 

Bishop Matthew Simpson's Cyclopoedia of Methodism. 

Gregg's History of Methodism. 

Stephen's History of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Historical Atlas of Warren County, by J. A. Howden. 

Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, by J. T. 

Foote's Sketches of Virginia, Second Series. 

Annals of Augusta County, with Supplement, by Jos. 
A. Waddell. 

History of Augusta County, Virginia, by J. Lewis 

Virginia County Records, Spotsylvania County, edited 
by William Armstrong Crozier, F. R. S. 

Ancient Windsor Connecticut, by Henry R. Stiles, 
A. M., M. D. 

Virginia Cousins, by G. Brown Goode. 

Virginia Genealogies, by Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, 
M. A. 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by Henry F. Waters, 
A. M. 

American Ancestry (Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers). 


William and Mary College Quarterly. 

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. 

Historic Families of Kentucky, by T. M. Greene. 

Colonial Virginia Register, compiled by William G. and 
Mary Newton Stanard. 

The Cabells and Their Kin, by Alexander Brown, D. C. L. 

Ancestry of John Barber White, compiled by Almira 
Larkin White. 

Descendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland, by 
E. S. White. 

The Journal of American History. 

New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 

Vermont Historical Gazetteer, edited by Abby Maria 

Kinnears and Their Kin, compiled by Emma Siggins 
White and Martha Humphreys Maltby. 

Genealogy of The Kemble Family. 

The "Old Northwest" Quarterly. 

History of Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

The Founding of Harmon's Station, by W^illiam Elsey 

Old files of the Forest Republican. 

Trenton Canada Courier. 

Sligo Independent (Ireland). 

Tidioute News ; Warren ; Pleasantville ; Youngsville and 
Titusville — Newspapers. 

Pension Records, Washington, D. C. 

Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, by Hoyt. 

Oil City Derrick, Souvenir Edition Franklin Centennial, 
Sept. 5, 1895. 

Genealogical and Personal History of the Allegheny 
Valley, Pennsylvania. Edited by John W. Jordon, LL D. 
Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

The names of other authors appear where data is 



The search for material for this, my third family his- 
tory, covers a period of over fifteen years of conscientious 
research work in this country, and in Ireland and Scotland. 
Much valuable data was accumulated thereby and, as I never 
expect to publish another genealogical work, in order to pre- 
serve the material so laboriously collected, I decided to in- 
clude in this volume all the records compiled by me not con- 
tained in my former works. While it represents several 
seemingly distinct families, they are all related, either by 
blood or marriage, to some branch of the Siggins family. 

The records herein contained will be found useful in 
establishing the American origin of many Pennsylvania 
families, as the information given is substantiated by the 
appended list of reference works consulted. The most 
trustworthy proof of the relationship of our emigrant an- 
cestress, Sarah Hood Siggins to Admiral Samuel Hood is 
contained in letters left by Judge John Siggins, of Tidioute, 
Pennsylvania, and Francis Siggins Baird, a daughter of Sa- 
rah Hood, elsewhere published in the present work. 

Mrs. E. Harriet Howe, bom in 1844, distinctly remem- 
bers hearing her uncle Isaac Siggins tell of the same inci- 
dents related in John Siggins' letter. John B. White of 
Kansas City, born in 1847, often heard Henry Kinnear tell 
the same story of Sarah Hood's relationship to Admiral 
Hood, Mrs. Sarah Hood Siggins lived for a number of 
years before her death, in the home of her son Alexander 
Siggins who had married Henry Kinnear's sister, Margaret, 
The Kinnear and Siggins families owned adjoining farms in 
Brokenstraw Township, Pennsylvania. 

John Siggins, born in 1839, says, "When I was a boy 
Aunt Mary Siggins (born in 1805) a maiden sister of my 
father, talked a great deal to me about her relatives across 


the water. She said that her grandmother (Sarah Hood, 
wife of John Siggins) claimed that Admiral Samuel Hood, 
who was born Dec. 12, 1724, and died at Bath England, Jan. 
27. 1816, was her brother and he told her that in his 
early life as a sailor he at one time cut with his knife 
in a door of the barn or out-building an exact cut of the ship 
that he had sailed on, showing the ship under full sail, and 
that he would tell his folks at home of the West Indies and 
other wonderful lands he had visited. When returning from 
these trips he always brought gifts to the family from the 
different countries he had visited. 

Another convincing proof of Sarah Hood's close rela- 
tionship to Admiral Hood's family is the fact of her giving 
several of her children the same names that appear in every 
generation of this branch of the Hood family and had not 
until this time been found in the Siggins' family. Another 
significant fact bearing on this relationship is that when 
John Siggins started to America with several of his neigh- 
bors and relatives, his objective point was to the same lo- 
cality in Pennsylvania where Richard Hoskins' family 
owned a large tract of land, part of which he willed to his 
daughter Mary who married Reverend Samuel Hood. A 
portion of this property evidently reverted to her daugh- 
ter, Sarah, and was evidently the primary cause of the emi- 
gration of John and Sarah Hood Siggins to America. 

In 1895 the representatives of several branches of the 
Siggins family held a Reunion at Irvineton. The leading 
spirits in this movement were John Siggins of Tidioute, 
Sabina Siggins Parker, of Jamestown, and Benjamin B. Sig- 
gins of Youngsville, Pa. Three hundred of the clan attend- 
ed. They spent the day in exchanging reminiscences of 
"Auld Lang Syne" and listening to an interesting pro- 
gramme. Miss Justina Siggins of Hickory, gave a most ex- 
cellent sketch of the family from the time of their landing 
in America down to the present day. 

The second reunion was held in Irvineton in 1896; 
John W. Siggins was secretary and general manager. The 


third was held in 1897 in Youngsville, Pa., at which time 
Mrs. O. F. Chase of Jamestown, read an interesting and 
humorous paper describing- some of the leading character- 
istics of the Siggins* clan. She said, "None of them have 
accumulated vast fortunes, but as a whole, they are rich in 
kindness and feelings of good fellowship for their neigh- 
bors and friends, and fair in their dealings. There is a re- 
freshing strain of wit and humor to be found in most of 
those of the Siggins' blood which makes them entertaining 
conversationalists. As to the professions, they are all rep- 
resented in our family. Right here, excuse a little moral- 
izing 'to point a moral to adorn my tale', — may the lawyers 
never stir up strife and always read the law along the lines 
of justice; may the doctors be faithful to their trust and 
their bills not longer than the lives of their patients ; as to 
the ministers, may they preach less of creed and more of the 
Brotherhood of Christ and all deal fairly with their fellow 

Eight of these gatherings were held and much good re- 
sulted therefrom, chief of which was the historical matter 
gleaned from those thus brought together, — old letters 
were brought to light; family records read, compared and 
corrected ; old legends revived and a new interest fostered 
in family history and genealogy, — all of which has been 
carefully searched and every important item, event and 
date recorded in the present work. The meetings were held 
in June to commemorate the season of the year in which 
the ancestors of the family made their journey across the 
Atlantic in their search for a new abiding place. 

I have tried to avoid the traditional, confining my state- 
ments to the facts as they were given to me by the differ- 
ent members of the family to whom I am indebted for their 
hearty cooperation. Where collateral names appear, I have 
digressed and given something of the history of that fam- 
ily prior to their marriage into the Siggins Family. In do- 
ing this, I had two objects in mind, — the benefit of such rec- 
ords to future generations in that particular line ; then as a 
reference work on genealogy, its value would be greatly in- 


creased by the introduction of this collateral data. It is j 

to be greatly regretted that we were not able to give a more 

definite report of the family prior to the time of their emi- ; 

gration to America. I have been at considerable expense to | 

have a search made of the public records in the counties of i 

Ireland where our ancestors were knovC^n to have resided. i 

The results are herewith appended. ' 

The names of those who have been especially helpful are : ; 

John Barber White, Kansas City, Missouri. 

Mrs. E. Harriet Howe, Kansas City, Mo. 

Mrs. Laura E. Messerly, Warren, Pannsylvania. 

Judge John Siggins, Tidioute, Pa. i 

Mrs. Charles E. Rose, Cleveland Ohio. ] 






CREATION— Baronet, 19 May, 1778. Baron in the Peerage 

of Ireland 2 Sept., 1782. Baron, 27 March, 1795, and 

Viscount, 1 June 1796; both in the Peerage of Great 

ARMS — Az., a fret, arg., on a chief, or. three crescents, sa. 

for Hood. 
CREST — A Cornish chough, ppr., in front of an anchor, in 

bend, sinister, or. 
SUPPORTERS — Dexter, a merman, in his exterior hand a 

trident; sinister, a mermaid, in her exterior hand a 

mirror, all ppr. 
MOTTO— Ventis secundis. 


The Viscount Hood (Sir Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood), 
of Whitley, Co. Warwick; 

Baron Hood, of Catherington, Hants, in Great Britain ; 

Baron Hood, of Catherington, in Ireland, and Baronet of 
England, late major Grenadier Guards; served in 
Ashanti 1895-6, and in S. Africa 1900-2; b. 13 Nov., 
1868; s. his father as 5th Viscount, 1907. 

(Burke's Peerai;-e.) 



Most of the families herein spoken of claim Scotch-Irish 
origin. The title originated about the time of James II of 
England when some of the Irish Earls conspired against 
the Government and became outlaws. Their lands consist- 
ing of thousands of acres were seized by the Crown and of- 
fered to Scotch peasants if they would go to Ireland and re- 
side on these lands permanently. A second similar insur- 
rection caused another large forfeiture and resulted in the 
seizure of nearly six counties in the province of Ulster. 'H^he 
King had primarily in mind by this procedure the voting 
out of the Latin Irish who were Catholics and hostile to his 
Government and replacing them with loyal subjects. Being 
protected by the Government and naturally frugal and in- 
dustrious they prospered and soon gained the ascendency 
over their less thrifty neighbors and have maintained it up 
to the present time for they never intemiarried with the 
native Irish but remained Saxon in blood and Protestant in 

Scotch Irish is purely an American term applying to these 
Protestant emigrants whose ancestors had come over from 
Scotland as above described and made their home in Ire- 
land and then moved by a desire to better their condition, 
emigrated to the New World. We find their descendants in 
every state in the Union. Many of them came just prior 
to the breaking out of the Revolution and they almost to a 
man espoused the cause of theXolonists. Many of them 
were military leaders and prominent law-makers during 
and after that long struggle for human rights. They have 
furnished Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Judges and 
patriots in many and various walks of life. 

With 3uch a heritage as theirs it might be expected that 

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the Youngs, Simpsons, Bairds and Siggins emigrants were 
no laggards in the business of home making and citizen 
building. (The first to invade the lonely forests and prepare 
the way for civilization were in many instances the mission- 
aries, sent out by different religious societies.) 

The first of the Siggins family to come to America for 
permanent settlement was John, son of William Siggins 
who lived in Drumcliffe Parish County, Sligo, Ireland, on 
land probably granted him by the Crown for military serv- 
ices. His son, John, had the title of esquire, and an income 
of two hundred pounds a year. 

Through the solicitation of the Holland Land Company, 
a number of the family went to America. On the journey, 
Alexander, son of John and Sarah Hood, was born, — this 
was in 1793. 

The family first settled near Philadelphia and later went 
to Center County, Pennsylvania. 

John had married Sarah Hood in Ireland. She was the 
sister of Admiral Hood. Among the choice possessions of 
Sarah Hood Siggins was a little book called "History of the 
Bible" written in story form, from which she read in the 
long evenings to her small children. S>\e carried it with her 
carefully guarded on the journey to America. Her children 
and grandchildren never tired of listening to the sacred 
stories. When she no longer had need of it, her gr-daughter 
Mary became its custodian and read its stories to the chil- 
dren of the household. It is now in the possession of Har- 
riet Howe of Kansas City, Missouri, a great grand daughter 
of Sarah Hood. It bears no date but must have been one of 
the very first books in which wood engravings were used. 
Sarah Hood Siggins died in Youngsville, Pennsylvania, in 
1833, aged 85 years. 

Some of the family went from Center County, Pa., to 
Stewart's Run. Here lived the Siggins, Dawsons, Allenders, 
Kinnears and Middletons. They were all Methodists and 
held meetings from house to house, — George Siggins being 
the class leader. 


William, the father of George, and wife Mary, lived and 
died in the parish of Drumcliffe, Ireland, where his fore- 
fathers had dwelt before him. He was brought up in the 
Church of England but was most friendly with the Method- 
ists and often went to hear John Wesley preach. 

Frances (Siggins) Baird says of her grandfather, William 
Siggins; "He was a farmer in Drumcliffe where his ances- 
tors had lived for many years; he was much esteemed by 
the nobility of the place; was a yeoman and always fought 
for his King and country and was brought up in the Church 
of England. He was a very pious man and would often 
'pray loud in secret' ". He was very friendly to the Method- 
ists and frequently entertained them and often went to 
hear John Wesley preach. 

Through John Siggins of Bena, Australia, we learn that 
the crest of the family in Scotland was a sheaf of wheat, — 
this would accord with the traditions of the family that 
they were farmers. 

Among the pious laymen who did so much for early 
Methodism, George Siggins was one of the foremost ; he at- 
tended the Quarterly meetings and always assisted at the 

His mother, Sarah Hood Siggins was a devout follower 
of John Wesley. She often went to hear him preach, taking 
her children with her. She was tall and handsome, with 
dark sparkling eyes — was an adept at story telling; of even 
temper and gentle manners. She spent the last days of her 
life at the home of her son Alexander in Youngsville. 

John, the second son of John and Sarah H. Siggins left 
home when about twenty-five years old for a trip down the 
Alleghany River, fell a victim to yellow fever and died and 
was buried at Letart Island in the Ohio River. 

Their eldest daughter, Frances, married Benjamin Baird 
of Center Co. Their home was in Lock Haven, Pa. She 
died at the home of her daughter Mary, in Lock Haven, 
aged three score and ten years. She was a woman of ster- 


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ling qualities of mind and heart and greatly beloved by all 
who knew her. 

George Siggins came to the section of the Alleghany Val- 
ley now known as Hickory, in 1818. Here he built a two 
story log house and began clearing his farm. Later he 
built a frame addition which is still standing but moved to 
another foundation. Many of his methods of farming and 
irrigation were far in advance of his times. A church and 
school house were built also of logs with the windows of 
oiled paper and slab benches for seats. There were no 
stores nearer than Erie or Pittsburg and from these towns 
supplies were brought in once or twice a year, — sometimes 
by boat but oftener by wagon load. 

The Indian villages where Zeisberger established his first 
missions were situated in the heart of the present rich oil 
fields. The presence of oil in this region was known to the 
Indians long before its discovery by the white settlers. It 
was gathered by them in various crude ways and put to 
many household and medicinal uses. 

Later, when the settlers found it could be procured in 
large quantities shipped to all parts of the world, it ushered 
in a new era of commercial activity and became the source 
of immense revenue. 

It is a well established fact that the Christian world to- 
day owes much to Peter Bohler, the Moravian missionary 
whose spiritual exhortations led to John Wesley's conver- 
sion in 1738. His, Wesley's, open air sermons soon started a 
wave of spiritual awakening which had a wonderful influ- 
ence on the people of England and Ireland and no doubt 
hastened the tide of emigration to the American shores, 
which set in toward the end of the eighteenth century. 

And it was another Moravian disciple, David Zeisberger, 
who dedicated his life to the reclaiming of the Aborigenes 
and spent his life in missionary work in the wilderness of 
Western Pennsylvania. His labors began about 1767 when 
he established a camp at the mouth of Tionesta Creek, ac- 
companied by two Delaware Indians, Anthony and 


Papunhank. He was, so far as history shows, the first 
white man to visit the upper Allegheny country. The char- 
acter of his work, and its influence for good over the wild 
tribes of Indians among whom he labored, was soon felt. 
He acted as mediator between them and the early white set- 

John Penn, grandson of William Penn, governor of Penn- 
sylvania, recognized the importance of the work of the Mor- 
avians among the Indians. Governor Hamilton, also Dr. 
Benjamin Franklin, Postmaster General of the British Col- 
onies and member of the Colonial Assembly, as well as Jo- 
seph Galloway, an eminent lawyer and Wilham Logan, a 
member of the Governor's Council, all expressed faith in 
Penn's idea of dealing with the Indians as carried out by 
Zeisberger. He was recognized as a valuable factor in 
reconciling and adjusting the differences that arose from 
time to time between the Indians and the white settlers. 
The Pennsylvania Historical Commission in cooperation 
with the Allegewe D A R Society has erected a huge bould- 
er in the Court House Square at Goudersport to the mem- 
ory of Daniel Zeisberger, the well beloved Moravian Mis- 
sionary and there hangs in the Forest County Commis- 
sioner's office a picture of Zeisberger preaching to the In- 
dians. William Penn bought his lands from the Indians 
which was an unaccustomed procedure; he tried to please 
rather than to force them and in so doing, won their confi- 
dence. In the Council meetings he called them brothers and 
they called him Big Brother. The Iroquois controlled all 
of what is now Pennsylvania and with them Penn had to 
deal. Later, when the Delawares came from farther west 
and tried to settle in Eastern Pennsylvania, Penn helped 
keep peace between the two tribes. The Delawares trust- 
ed him implicitly and permitted him to make his settlements 
unmolested. They granted him large tracts of land. All 
went well until the Walking Purchase, whereby the In- 
dians lost much valuable land. This was the beginning of 
the Indian troubles in Pennsylvania. 

In November 1682 the Great Treaty between Penn and 

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the Indians of Western Pennsylvania was signed under an 
elm tree which has since been known as the "Treaty Tree" 
at which at least three tribes of Indians were present, the 
Delawares, the Shawnees and the Mingos. This tree was 
carefully preserved and guarded with almost superstitious 
care. It stood until blown down by a storm in 1810 and 
was discovered to be nearly three hundred years old. Pre- 
vious to this treaty, Penn considered that he had no right 
to any of these lands, holding that the Indians were the 
rightful possessors. 

In his early purchases it was provided that the tract 
"shall extend back from a given point as far as a man can 
walk in three days." Penn himself often going with the 
contracting parties to see that no advantage was taken of 
the owners of the land. 

A part of the purchase being walked out in a day and a ' 
half, Penn decided that what they had covered would in- 
clude land enough to meet their present needs. The re- 
mainder to be walked out when it was needed. They had \ 
walked only about thirty miles, but later when the purchase i 
was concluded, some time in the year 1733, the walkers ' 
contrived to make it appear that they had gone nearly three | 
times the distance covered by Penn and his men in the same 
given time, thereby gaining possession, by unfair methods, | 
of a large tract of land and giving to the Indians just cause 
for the lack of confidence which they began to feel in the | 
settlers that were pouring into their territory. \ 

A little later, during the French supremacy, trading posts I 

were established at Niagara, Venango (now Franklin), Le I 
Boeuf (now Waterford) and other posts in northwestern 

Pennsylvania, where all kinds of trinkets and ammunition *■ 

were exchanged with the Indians for valuable furs, which i 
were shipped to Europe and sold at an immense profit. The 
English and French were contending for supremacy in this 

region, — secret instructions were given by each to their , 

emissaries to make every effort to strengthen their own I 

power in these colonies. ' 


Going back nearly two centuries the valley around Tidi- 
oute would present in many respects much the same ap- 
pearance as it does to-day, — but the forests which crept 
down to the very water's edge at that time have disap- 
peared and given place to unsightly oil derricks. The 
squalid log cabins and bark wigwams of the Indians have 
been replaced by homes and factories; and the fields that 
were cultivated by the Indians are now growing corn and 
other grains for the white man's consumption. On the 
river bank birch bark canoes were upturned ready for the 
use of the redman. Most of the cabins were built entire- 
ly of bark, held together by willow withes fastened to a 
rudely constructed log frame, a small hole being left in the 
roof whence the smoke escaped, — the Indians knowing 
nothing about the construction or use of chimneys. 

Every village had what was called a Council House where 
the feasts and ceremonies were held. During the summer, 
the fires were built outside of the cabins; for safety, they 
were usually surrounded by a ring of stones. These rings 
are often found by farmers when they are ploughing their 

It was thus that George Siggins discovered that the In- 
dians had at one time resided on Cullen's Flats. Jackson 
Siggins has made a valuable collection of Indian Relics 
consisting of arrow heads, mortars in which they ground 
their corn, necklaces, earrings, stone knives, tips of spears, 
Indian pipes and other quaintly fashioned tokens of the ex- 
istence of a tribe of the Delaware Indians in the vicinity of 
the present town of Tidioute, 

In the interests of the French came in 1749 de Celeron 
with a large party and followed the southern shores of 
Lakes Ontario and Erie to a point opposite Lake Chautau- 
qua where they made portage over the dividing bridge and 
thence down the Lake and on down the Conewango to War- 
ren where they buried a leaden plate setting forth a re- 
newal of the French possessions treaty on the banks of the 
Ohio and Kanaougon (Allegheny) rivers. A plate bearing 
the arms of France was then affixed to a nearby tree. There 

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was another plate buried near Franklin and four others 
on their journey to Fort Frontenac on Lake Ontario. 

The following is a copy of the inscription which appeared 
on one of these plates that was originally written in French : 

In the year 1749 of the reign of Louis XV, King of France, 
we were Commander of a detachment sent by Monsieur le 
(mis) de la Calissoniere, General Commandant of New 
France, to re-establish order in a few villages (uncivilized) 
of these cantons. We buried this plaque (or slab) at the 
entrance of the River Chinodahichetha (?) 18 of August 
near the Ohio river, beautiful river, as a monument of the 
renewal of possession that we had taken of said Ohio river 
and of all those that empty into it, and of all the land on the 
two banks to the source of the aforesaid rivers, such as be- 
long to the present and preceding kings of France and 
which they have maintained by force of arms or by treaties, 
especially those of Ryswick, Dordrecht and Aix-la-Chapelle. 

It was well for these early settlers that Zeisberger had 
preceded them into this region and prepared the way for the 
great number of emigrants that flocked to this fertile val- 
ley. As a whole they were generous and hospitable and 
ever ready to help the latest comer to hew the logs and erect 
a shelter for his family. At first these huts were crude 
and bare of any furnishings except the necessities but the 
privations were bravely borne and in course of time the 
serious business of making for themselves a permanent 
abiding place was successfully carried out. 

A short time previous to their coming to this valley the 
Holland Land Company had appropriated lands north and 
west of the Allegheny River previously known as Al- 
legheny Co. Eight counties including Warren were formed 
from this tract by act of the legislature. This included the 
present Erie, Crawford and Venango counties with the Coun- 
ty Seat at Meadville. One of the commissioners appoint- 
ed by the Governor to lay out the town in Warren was John 
McKinney, a young and vigorous adventurer fresh from 
the Emerald Isle. He married Susan Arthur in 1842 and 


settled on a farm within the lines of the present village of 
Youngsville where he lived to a good old age. 

Robert Andrews, Mathew Young, Hugh Wilson, Joseph 
Gray and Darius and Joseph Mead were among the early 
settlers of the Broken Straw valley — also Judge William 
Siggins who served in the war of 1812, was constable, Jus- 
tice of the Peace and Associate Judge. Later came the 
Kinnears, Goodwins, Littlefields and others. One of the 
moving spirits of the new settlement was Henry P. Kinnear 
who served the public in many capacities. His sister Mar- 
garet married Alexander Siggins, one of the substantial men 
of the town and a most enthusiastic supporter of the doc- 
trines of the Methodist Church. His word was law in all 
matters pertaining to Church discipline. Some of the 
younger members thinking to add to the musical entertain- 
ment of the congregation, brought a big bass viol into the 
choir which occupied a place in the gallery directly opposite 
the pulpit. All went well until Grandfather Siggins ap- 
peared. He marched straight to the pulpit which was ele- 
vated several feet above the floor, mounted the stairs and 
pointing his finger at the instrument exclaimed in tones 
not easily misunderstood "Take that ungodly fiddle out of 
this Church and keep it out". Needless to say it was re- 

Warren County was named for General Joseph Warren, a 
distinguished and gallant soldier who lost his life at Bunker 
Hill while boldly defending his country's rights. His Grand- 
father was Peter Warren and his son Joseph was the father 
of General Joseph who was born at Roxbury, Mass., in 1741. 
The Daughters of the Revolution have erected a monument 
to General Warren in the Public Square in Warren, Penn. 
This section of the County owes much to the foresight and 
labors of General William Irvine, one of the early settlers of 
the valley. He obtained a warrant for a large tract of land 
on the banks of the Allegheny River. His son Callender 
Irvine perfected title to the same as required by law by 
actually living on and improving the lands. Much of the 
original tract is still owned by the descendants of old Gen- 

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eral Irvine. The splendid forests of Pine and Hemlock 
which covered the hills were one of the chief attractions 
which brought settlers and speculators to this valley. Small 
mills were erected and their products carried by water to 
distant markets, — some going- as far away as New Orleans 
and this started an enterprise which laid the foundation of 
much of the wealth of the population of Warren County. 


Warren Borough was laid out by General William Irvine 
and Andrew Ellicott about 1795 and incorporated April 
April 3, 1882. Stephen Gilson, son of Gideon, was the first 
white child born in the town. Another of the first settlers 
was David Jackson, a native of Connecticut, but he came 
from Ithaca, N. Y., to this place in 1797 and settled on what 
was later known as the Wetmore Farm; he came by way 
of Buffalo and Erie to Waterford and thence by canoe down 
French Creek to the Allegheny River. He built the first 
frame house in the town. Here he kept an Inn for a num- 
ber of years. 

Archibald Tanner erected a brick block on this same lot 
in 1849-50. In 1800 Jackson completed one of the first saw 
mills in the county, from which the first raft of pine tim- 
ber was floated down the Allegheny River and safely land- 
ed at Pittsburgh between the years 1799 and 1801. It 
contained about thirty thousand feet of lumber and was 
guided by sitting-poles instead of oars. The saw mill built 
by the Meads on the Brokenstraw was erected about the 
same time and was thought by some of the old settlers to 
take precedence of the Jackson mill. David Jackson died 
June 20, 1830 ; his children were Daniel, Rachel, David, Jr., 
Ethan Ebenezer and Sylvia. 

John King another early settler, married Betsy, daughter 
of John Gilson, Sr., in 1811. She died in 1873. Their chil- 
dren were J. born 1812; George W. ; Rufus P.; Mrs. Har- 
mon of Warren ; J. E. King, M. D. of Buffalo ; Mrs. Evelyn 
Mead (wife of John Mead of Youngsville) who later mar- 


ried Thomas W. Jackson — their sons were John A., Byron 
J., Gilson A., and a daughter Sarah who married Mr. Davis ; 
Mrs. Betsy Hunter and Mrs. Malvina Cowan of Warren. 

John King served as County Treasurer in 1827-28. Rufus 
P. King filled the same office 1843-47 and also served as 
Associate Judge of Warren County. 

George W. Fenton, father of Hon. Reuben E. Fenton, 
taught the first school in a room of Daniel Jackson's house. 
He married Elsey Owen of Carroll, a niece of John King's 

Thomas Beaty of Beaver County, was another of the sub- 
stantial pioneer farmers of Western Pennsylvania who be- 
came one of the best of patriotic citizens. He tilled the soil 
and taught habits of frugality and industry to his chil- 
dren. When the call came for troops in 1812, he offered his 
services and was stationed with the Penna. troops at Fort 

David, one of his fourteen children, was born in Beaver 
County in 1811. He was also a farmer, by industry and 
frugality he accumulated considerable property in Forest 
and Warren Counties. He engaged in the lumber business 
and later when oil was discovered in Warren County, he 
began operations in that industry. He made his home in 
Warren where his two sons also lived. The older O. W. 
Beaty became a partner of his father in the oil business; 
and from 1889 until the time of his death, he served as Vice 
President of the Warren Savings Bank. 

Northwestern Pennsylvania including Armstrong, Butler, 
Beaver Lawrence, Mercer, Crawford, Warren, Forest, Ve- 
nango, Clarion, Jefferson, McKean, Elk, Cameron, Potter and 
Tioga Counties, was acquired by treaty between the State 
and the Indians, — the Six Nations confirmed this treaty at 
Ft. Stanwix, Oct. 23, 1758, the great waterways furnishing 
the only means of entering or traversing this great wilder- 
ness territory. LateV the white men learned the Indian 
trails and paths ; gradually they began to use them in their 
journeys to and from the different settlements, especially 
in the mountain districts; — later they were the ones used 

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for military purposes and are now the acknowledged nation- 
al highways. The most noted of these was the old Catawba 
or Cherokee trail, leading from the Carolinas through Vir- 
ginia and Western Pennsylvania to Canada. This was in- 
tersected by the "Warrior" Trail, which started in Ken- 
tucky and joined the Cherokee path in Fayette Co. 

The French built the first forts which afterwards were 
taken by the English and later became the sites of the 
present towns and villages ; Franklin occupies one of these 
— it was first known as the Village of the Wolf. In 1887 
the United States Troops built Fort Franklin on this site 
and named it for Benjamin Franklin. The town of Frank- 
lin situated at the confluence of the French Creek and the 
Allegheny River, was laid out in 1795 by William Irvine 
and Andrew Ellicott. The Indian name for the town was 
Weningo. Fort Le Bouf was built about 1754. Allegheny 
County at first embraced about all of the Western part of the 
state, and was occupied successively by the French, English 
and Americans. The name comes from the Allegewe tribe 
of Indians that occupied this section of the county prior to 
the coming of the Iroquois or Six Nations the "Romans of 


John O'Bail alias Cornplanter was a distinguished chief 
of the Seneca Tribe of Indians, one of the powerful "Six 
Nations." He was a half breed who fought valiantly with 
the French and later with the British. After the defeat 
and surrender of Cornwallis he accepted the situation phil- 
osophically and made friends with the Colonists and hero- 
ically maintained his allegiance thereto during the Re- 
mainder of his life, rendering valuable assistance during 
the Indian Wars of 1790-94. He gave valuable aid by pro- 
tecting the western frontiers. For these and other ser- 
vices he was given large tracts of land — he selected for 
himself a farm about fourteen m.iles north of Warren, 
Pennsylvania, where he lived until March 17th, 1836, when 
he died aged upwards of a hundred years. The Pennsyl- 


vania Legislature passed an act by which a monument was 
erected to his memory in grateful recognition of his long 
and faithful services to the state of his adoption. 

Many interesting stories are told of Cornplanter. Mrs. 
Harriett Howe well remembers hearing her uncle, Isaac 
Siggins, relate many reminiscences of this old Indian war- 
rior; he frequently spoke of his great interest in the wel- 
fare of his Tribal Brothers, the Senecas. He was a strong 
advocate of Temperance and bitterly opposed the sale of 
"Fire Water" to the Indians. In order to lay this matter 
before the Governor and ask his co-operation in protecting 
them against this evil, he journeyed all the way on foot 
from his home on the Allegheny just below Hickory Town 
to the State Capital and back again. Perhaps if the Gov- 
ernor had taken the advice of this wise old chief, the His- 
tory of Pennsylvania from that time on might have been 
quite different reading from the story as it stands recorded 
to-day. Certain it is that the settlers would have fared 
better and been far safer if they had heeded the advice of 
men like Cornplanter and Penn. 

Six miles below Franklin, Pennsylvania, on the East side 
of the Allegheny River stands the "Indian God Rock" keep- 
ing guard over the secrets of the Red man, as enacted there 
when they were the sole possessors of the soil and mon- 
archs of all they beheld. It stands near the shore and is 
fully twenty feet in length ; its upper end rests on the bank 
but its huge bulk stands out in bold relief; its upper side 
is completely covered with Indian hieroglyphics and sym- 
bols, such as turtles, snakes and other animals, arrows, 
representations of the sun, etc., etc. It was the supersti- 
tious belief of the early Indian inhabitants that any one 
who could walk its length unaided would live a hundred 
years. Cornplanter it was said performed this feat although 
it would seem impossible of accomplishment so nearly per- 
pendicular does it stand ; for reward he claimed his full 
quota of years which nature generously granted with some 
eight or ten to spare. 

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with the old land marks of Warren County. One of these, 
the Cornplanter Hotel, was built by Dr. William A. Irvine 
on the flat near the town of Irvineton. It was built of 
native slate stone; was massive in appearance and far sur- 
passed the other buildings of the neighborhood. It is rap- 
idly becoming demolished and will soon exist only in mem- 
ory. It stood on the East side of the road near the River 
and was built about 1843. A man by the name of Foreman 
kept the hotel for many years. 

Few names are more distinguished in the frontier his- 
tory of Pennsylvania than that of Cornplanter. His Indian 
name was Ga-nio-di-euh, or Handsome Lake. He was born 
at Conewangus on the Genessee River: being a half breed, 
the son of a white man, named John O'Bail, a trader from 
the Mohawk Valley. In 1779 in one of the Indian raids in 
which Cornplanter participated, one of the prisoners taken 
chanced to be his father. He said to him, "I am your son ; 
you are my father — you are my prisoner and subject to the 
customs of Indian warfare but your life shall be spared if 
you choose to follow the fortunes of your son. I will cher- 
ish and protect thee, but if you wish to return to your white 
friends, I will send a party of my trusted young men to 
conduct you hence." O'Bail preferred to return and was 
taken safely back to Albany. 

Notwithstanding his bitter hostility while the war con- 
tinued, once the hatchet was buried, he at once became the 
friend and ally of the Colonists and through his influence 
with the Indians brought about amicable settlement of 
many of their differences. He entertained the highest re- 
spect for Washington, "the Great Counsellor of the Thirteen 
Fires" and often visited him during his presidency on busi- 
ness for his tribe. 

His speeches on these occasions exhibit both his talent 
in composition and his adroitness in diplomacy. Washing- 
ton fully reciprocated his respect and friendship. They 
had fought against each other on the disastrous day of 
Braddock's field. Both were then young men. More than 
40 years afterwards, when Washington was about retiring 


from the presidency, Cornplanter made a special visit to 
Philadelphia to take an affectionate leave of the great bene- 
factor of the white man and the red. 

After peace w^as permanently established between the 
Indians and the United States, Cornplanter retired from 
public life and devoted his labors to his own people. He 
deplored the evils of intemperance and exerted himself to 
suppress it. The benevolent efforts of missionaries among 
his tribe always received his encouragement, and at one 
time his own heart seemed to be softened by the words of 
truth. Yet he preserved in his later years, many of the 
peculiar notions of the Indian faith. 

In the war of 1812-14, when the Senecas took up the 
hatchet in alliance with the United States, Cornplanter ap- 
pears to have taken no active part; but his son. Major 
Henry O'Bail, and his intimate neighbor, Halftown, were 
conspicuous in several engagements on the Niagara fron- 

Rev. Timothy Allen, then president of Allegheny college, 
who visited Cornplanter in 1816, thus describes the chief 
and his village : 

''Jennesedaga, Cornplanter's village, is on a handsome 
piece of bottom land and comprises about a dozen buildings. 
It was grateful to notice the agricultural habits of the 
place, and the numerous enclosures of buckwheat, corn and 
oats. We also saw a number of oxen, cows and horses and 
many logs designed for the saw mill and Pittsburg market. 
Last year, 1815, the Western Missionary society established 
a school in the village under Mr. Samuel Oldham. Corn- 
planter, as soon as apprised of our arrival, came over to 
see us and took charge of our horses. Though having 
many around him to obey his commands, yet, in the ancient 
patriarchal style, he chose to serve us himself, and actually 
went into the field, cut the oats and fed our beasts. He 
appears to be about 68 years of age and 5 feet 10 inches in 
height. His countenance is strongly marked with intelli- 
gence and reflection. Contrary to the aboriginal custom. 

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his chin is covered with a beard three or four inches in 
length. His house is of princely dimensions, compared 
with most Indian huts and has a piazza in front. He is 
owner of 1,300 acres of excellent land, 600 of which encircle 
the ground plot of his little town. He receives an annual 
stipend from the United States of $250. Cornplanter's 
brother, lately deceased, called the prophet, was known by 
the high-sounding name of Goskukewanna Konnedin, or 
Large Beautiful Lake. Kinzuquade, the name of another 
chief, signified the place of many fishes, hence probably the 
name of Kinzua." 

In 1821-22, the commissioners of Warren county as- 
sumed the right to tax the private property of Cornplanter 
and proceeded to enforce its collection. The old chief re- 
sisted it, conceiving it not only unlawful, but a personal 
indignity. The sheriff again appeared with a small posse 
of armed men. Cornplanter took the deputation to a room 
around which were ranged about 100 rifles, and with the 
sententious brevity of an Indian, intimated that for each 
rifle a warrior would appear at his call. The sheriff and 
his men speedily withdrew, determined, however, to call 
out the militia. Several prudent citizens, fearing a san- 
guinary collision, sent for the old chief, in a friendly way, 
to come to Warren and compromise the matter. He came 
and after some persuasion, gave his note for the tax, 
amounting to $43.79. He addressed, hov/ever, a remon- 
strance to the governor of Pennsylvania, soliciting a return 
of his money, and an exemption from such demands against 
land that the State itself had given him. The Legislature 
annulled the tax and sent two commissioners to explain the 
affair to him. He met them at the court house in Warren, 
on which occasion he delivered the follov/ing speech, emi- 
nently characteristic of him and his race: 

"Brothers — Yesterday was appointed for us all to meet 
here. The talk which the governor sent us pleased us very 
much. I think that the Great Spirit is very much pleased 
that the white people have been induced so to assist the 
Indians as they have done, and that he is pleased also to 


see great men of this State and of the United States so 
friendly to us. We are much pleased with what has been 

"The Great Spirit first made the world, and next the fly- 
ing animals, and found all things good and prosperous. He 
is immortal and everlasting. After finishing the flying ani- 
mals, he came down on earth and there stood. Then he 
made different kinds of trees, and weeds of all sorts and 
people of every kind. He made the spring and other sea- 
sons, and the weather suitable for planting. These he did 
make. But stills to make whisky to be given to the Indians, 
he did not make. The Great Spirit bids me tell the white 
people not to give Indians this kind of liquor. When the 
Great Spirit had made the earth and its animals, he went 
into the great lakes, where he breathed as easily as any- 
where else, and then made all the different kinds of fish. 
The Great Spirit looked back on all that he had made. The 
different kinds he made to be separate and not to mix with 
and disturb the other. But the white people have broken 
his command by mixing their color with the Indians. The 
Indians have done better by not doing so. The Great 
Spirit wishes that all fighting and wars should cease. 

"I have now to thank the Governor for what he has done. 
I have informed him what the Great Spirit has ordered 
me to cease from and I wish the Governor to inform others 
of what I have communicated. This is all I have at pres- 
ent to say." 

Cornplanter's gr. son is evidently following in the foot- 
steps of his illustrious gr. father as the following story 
clipped from a recent paper will show: 

"A few years ago, Cornplanter, one of the Seneca chiefs, 
toured Germany. Before he went he said he hoped to see 
the kaiser and preach the Indian religion to him. He came 
back disappointed in not being able to talk to the kaiser, but 
more than this he came back to his family with a tale that 
Germany was a country of warriors getting ready to fight 

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somebody. A month ago a letter from the reservation told 
that Jesse Cornplanter, son of this chief, had enlisted iii 
the United States army and was going over to Germany with 
another sort of message for the kaiser. Young Cornplanter 
will find himself in good company and with a couple of 
million men ready to carry a pretty potent message over 
the top to Berlin." 


*'In 1793 Darius Mead, with his sons David, John, Dar- 
ius, and Joseph and two daughters emigrated from the 
Susquehannah River in what is now known as Lycoming 
county, to the tract of land now embracing Meadville, Pa., 
from whom it took its name. By reason of the hostile 
demonstrations of the Indians they removed to Franklin, 
where there was a fort and United States garrison. The 
following spring while the father was ploughing in a field 
in the vicinity, a party of Indians came suddenly upon him, 
and seized and bound him hand and foot. They took him 
twenty miles into the woods westerly from Franklin, where 
they stopped to encamp for the night. While the Indians 
were cutting wood for their camp fire Mead succeeded in 
extricating one of his hands. As one of the Indians came 
up with an armful of wood, and was bending over in the 
act of kindling the fire. Mead stepped up and drawing a 
large hunting knife from the Indian's belt, plunged it into 
his heart. The other two came up at that moment, and a 
desperate encounter at once commenced. It is supposed 
Mead succeeded in mortally wounding one of his antago- 
nists, but he was finally overpowered and brutally mur- 
dered, and cut to pieces with a tomahawk. After the sub- 
sidence of the Indian troubles, David and John Mead re- 
turned to Meadville. In the spring 1799 Joseph and Darius 
removed to Warren county with their families, the former 
settling on the Big Brokenstraw, where Meads mill now 
stands, about a mile west of Youngsville. Darius located on 
the farm more recently owned and occupied by Captain 
James Bonner. In a year or two, however he joined his 


brother, and with him built a grist mill and two saw mills. 
This was the first grist mill in Warren county, there being 
at that time no mill within a radius of thirty miles. To 
the mill at Union and that belonging to the Holland Land 
Company at Titusville, many grists were borne from this 
county on the backs of their owners or of the patient oxen 
guided through the trackless forests only by Indian Trails. 
Meads Mill, it has been said, was the Mecca to which the 
population of a large district made their regular pilgrim- 
ages for supplies. It is said in dry times some grists came 
forty miles. The inhabitants of Columbus brought their 
grist to this mill in canoes. Darius Mead was an acting 
justice for several years, and was hospitable and sociable 
in his habits. Darius Mead died in 1813, and was buried 
in the cemetery on the original John Andrews farm. In 
1813 Joseph removed to a farm on the Allegheny River, 
three miles below Warren including the island which still 
bears his name, and passed the remainder of his life there, 
dying March, 1864. His wife Hannah, died on the 25th of 
February, 1856 at the age of seventy-seven years and four 
months. They were parents of fourteen children, eleven 
of whom were living at the time of their mother's death. 
Many of the descendants of these hardy brothers are now 
living in Brokenstraw township, and are worthy descend- 
ants of their brave ancestors. After the death of Darius 
Mead the mills came into the hands of his nephew John 
Mead, who had labored in them since 1807. John Mead, 
Jr. was born near Sunbury, Pa., on the 28th of August, 
1786. While he was yet a mere child his father John, Sr., 
removed to the valley of French Creek at Meadville as be- 
fore stated. In the spring of 1807 John, Jr. came to the 
valley of Brokenstraw in company with his brother Wil- 
liam to labor in the mills of his uncles, Joseph and Darius. 
He married Sallie Hoffman on the 12th of October, 1809, 
and built his house on a piece of land which his father-in- 
law gave him. In 1814 he and John Garner bought the 
Matthew Young tract of 400 acres for $2,500 dollars— the 
tract containing nearly all the land now within the limits 
of the borough of Youngsville. He rebuilt the Mead mills 

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several times. He died on the 4th of November, 1870. Be- 
fore his death his son Darius operated the mills for some 
time and finally sold the saw mill to Madison Alger and 
the grist mill to H. T. Marshall. In connection with this 
mill it is well to mention ingenious John Gregg, who came 
in the early part of this century and settled about two 
miles north of Youngsville. He ground the corn for the 
Mead mill and also preached the gospel according to the 
Methodist persuasion, made hickory splint cabels for the 
lumbermen at three dollars apiece, and educated two sons 
for the ministry. 

His brother Samuel Gregg, a bachelor, hired out to Judge 
Siggins, and cleared for him a place now occupied by his 
son, William F. Siggins." 

From History of Warren County, Pa. 
by J. S. Schenck. 

The following inscription is to be found on a monument 
erected in the town of Warren, Pennsylvania : 

"In honor of the soldiers and sailors of the Revolu- 
tionary War who are buried in Warren Co., Pa. 

David Mead, Ensign 
Darius Mead 
Robert Mead." 

On reverse side 

Soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in Warren Co., Pa., 

Darius Mead 
John Mead 
William Mead. 



At a meeting called at the Trask House, in Youngsville, 1 

August 24, 1863, the following committees were appointed | 

to superintend a Pic-Nic, to be held on Judge Siggins' j 
Island, September 2, 1863 : 

Committee on Arrangements I 

Cap't. G. J. Whitney \ 

G. H. Pierson ] 

G. W. Brown \ 

Wm. J. Davis '■ 
B. J. Jackson 

Table Committee i 


J. A. Culbertson and lady | 
D. McKee and lady 

D. C. Bowman and lady ,' 

L. Spiesman and lady ; 

A. J. Fitch and lady j 

Henry Broden and lady i 

W. H. Davis and lady ' 

W. H. Shortt an 1 lady 'i 
J. G. McKee and lady 

A. March and lady ! 
H. Patterson, W. H. Mead, J. G. McKinney, R. P. Davis, 

N. W. Hull, N. H. Green, Miss Shortt, Miss D. E. Belnap, i 

Miss Alice Smith, Miss Fernan, Miss Mary Frees, Miss [ 

Bell Mcintosh, Miss Mary Kinnear, Miss Delia Davis, Miss \ 

Eliza Taft, Miss Sarah Jackson, Miss Permelia Carr, Mrs. ; 

N. P. Belnap, Mrs. Sarah Shutt. \ 

Invitation Committee I 

A. M. Belnap and lady i 

W. H. Davis and lady ' 

P. V. Siggins and lady j 

D. K. Ranson and lady ' 
Geo. Wyman and lady I 
Wilbur Mead and lady j 

E. P. Foreman and lady i 

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C. W. Arters, E. Taft, John McKinney, Charles Spain, 
H. Patterson, Duma Mead, Jennie Patterson, Lucy Whit- 
ney, Mary Scott, Hattie Pendleton, Olive McKinney. 

Committee to Prepare Ground 
Amos Hare, A. J. Fitch, Leonard Spiessman, Lloyd 
Trask, J. G. McKee, R. P. Davis. 

Lumber Committee 
Hon. Wm. Siggins, J. A. Culbertson, D. Chipman, J. G. 
McKinney, O. B. Davis. 

Committee on Music 
G. W. Kinnear, L. A. Chaffee, G. W. Brown. 
Address by Hon. G. W. Schoffield. 


Youngsville Borough is the largest tov^n in Brokenstraw 
township, and is located about the center of the township, 
which was organized as "Number Four" March 8, 1821. 
The name Brokenstraw it seems is taken from the' Indian 
word — Cushanadauga — bestowed upon this region from 
the fact that the flats along the creek once bore a grass 
which in the fall would break and bend over. 

Youngsville is located on what was the site of a big In- 
dian village known as Buckaloon, from here the Indians 
floated down the creek to the river in their canoes and com- 
mitted many depredations on the settlements along the Alle- 
gheny river. 

In 1781 they were overpowered by an expedition under 
Col. Broadhead and the village of Buckaloon destroyed, to 
fortify his position and enable him to keep the Indians 
away, Col. Broadhead built a Fort on the hillside between 
Irvine and Youngsville, the ruins of which may still be 

Robert Andrews was the pioneer settler in the Broken- 
straw Valley, coming a short time before John W. McKin- 
ney; McKinney was an importation from Ireland, he was 


married in Lancaster to a Miss Arthur who returned to 
the Brokenstraw region with him and their home was a 
place of welcome for all wayfarers and a general gathering 
place for the settlers of the vicinity. 

In 1796 Matthew Young, a Scotchman and a bachelor 
settled on the site of the town that was afterward named 
for him — Youngsville, he made his home with John Mc- 
Kinney, teaching the children in the evenings in return for 
his board, he was well educated and a favorite with the 
children, he also taught several terms of school in the 
neighborhood — was the second county treasurer 1821-23 — 
built the first saw-mill in 1807 — died in Deerfield Town- 
ship in 1825. He was buried in Youngsville. He is described 
as being tall, slender and erect, and of very light com- 
plexion — he was simple in his character, earnest in his 
purposes and eccentric in his habits with a kind heart for 
all and an integrity that was never tarnished. 

Matthew Young laid out many of the streets of Youngs- 
ville and seemed to have a prophetic vision of its relative 
importance in the county, in 1849 it had grown to be quite 
a village and was incorporated September 4, 1849, it was 
organized on the 15th of February, following by the elec- 
tion of Archibald Alexander as burgess; William Siggins 
and John Hull as councilmen ; Philip Mead as treasurer ; 
Henry P. Kinnear as clerk ; John Siggins as tax collector. 
James Davis is quoted as authority for the statement that 
as early as 1800, Matthew Young carved the quaint word 
"YUNGVAL" on a large flat stone which stood for many 
years turned upright so that all who ran might read. 

The first merchant was Henry Kinnear, Sr., and the next 
was Henry McCullough who started a store in 1830. 

The first tavern in town was the unpretentious hostelry 
of John McKinney. Matthew Young built the next hotel. 
This was replaced by the Wade House. The Fairmount 
House first saw the light in 1851 being built by John Sig- 

The first resident physician in Brokenstraw township 

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was Dr. John W. Irvine who settled at Irvineton, and the 
first physician in Youngsville was Dr. James A. Alexander 
who came in 1826 and was in active practice until 1853. 

Youngsville Borough, is located on the site of the big 
Indian Village — Buckaloon, from which the Indians floated 
down the creek in their canoes and committed depredations 
all along the Valley until 1781 when they were met and 
overpowered by Col. Broadhead who destroyed the Village 
of Buckaloon and built for the protection of the settlers a 
Fort between the present villages of Youngsville and Ir- 
vine, the ruins of which may still be seen. 

Matthew Young for whom the town of Youngsville was 
named, pitched his tent on the present site of Youngsville 
in 1796, he laid out the town and prophesied that it would 
one day be a large town. 

He was a well educated man and taught school several 
years. In 1807 he built the first saw-mill in the Borough, 
and erected a log-cabin on the banks of the Brokenstraw. 

In 1849 when the town was organized the following offi- 
cers were elected : Archibald Alexander, Burgess ; William 
Siggins and John Hall, Councilmen ; Philip Mead, Treas- 
urer; Henry P. Kinnear, Clerk; John Siggins, Tax-col- 

In 1800 Matthew Young carved the word "Yungval" on 
a large flat stone which stood in a conspicuous place, the 
site of the present brick hardware store, and served its 
purpose — that of giving the Village its present name. 

Matthew Young died August 4, 1825. 

John Siggins built the Fairmount House in 1851 ; Henry 
Kinnear, Sr., was the first Post-Master and presided over 
the Brokenstraw office, as it was then called. 

Until the year 1819 the inhabitants of all the vicinity 
about Youngsville obtained their mail from the earlier 
office at Pittsfield, but in that year Henry Kinnear, Sr., was 


appointed postmaster and opened what was known as the 
Brokenstraw office at Youngsville." 

The story of the Methodist church in Youngsville starts 
back in 1806 when a few families had located along the 
Brokenstraw creek and were engaged in lumbering and 
farming, they felt the need of churches and longed to have 
the privilege of religious services. Prayer mieetings were 
held at various homes. In 1800 the first ministers regular- 
ly appointed by the Genesee Conference, preached occa- 
sionally in the Brokenstraw valley and children born of the 
few families were regularly baptized and communion ser- 
vices were held. Honest John Gregg was an itinerant 
preacher holding services according to the Methodist per- 
suasion evenings and on the Sabbath. Other early settlers 
were William Arthur, William Carpenter, William Coch- 
ran, David Carr, Abraham and William Davis, Barnabas 
McKinney, James and Elijah Davis, Judge William Sig- 
gins, John Crawford, John Long and Joseph Gray. Among 
the earliest pastors of the church may be mentioned John 
McMahon, 1813; Burrows Westlake, 1814; Lemuel Lane, 
1815; Daniel D. Davidson, 1816; Curtis Goddard, 1817; 
John Summerville, 1818 ; Philetus Parkus and David 
Smith, 1819-20; Parker Buel and Sylvester Carey, 1821; 
Parker Buel and John W. Hill, 1822 ; Nathaniel Reader and 
John Scott, 1823-24 ; Peter D. Horton and Joseph H. Bar- 
ris, 1825; Joseph H. Barris and Dow Prosser, 1826; John 
Chandler and John Johnson, 1827 ; Hiram Kinsley and 
John Johnson, 1828; John P. Kent and L. L. Hamlin, 1829; 
James Gilmore and John J, Swazey, 1830; John C. Ayers, 
Samuel E. Babcock and Gideon Draper Kinnear, 1831. 

In 1812 the first quarterly meeting was held with the 
Rev. William Connelly in charge. Presiding Elder Jacob 
Young and Bishop McKendree were present and assisted 
in the revival services. This was the first record of a 
Bishop of the Methodist faith being in Youngsville, and 
through the impetus gained by this revival the first class 
was organized." 

(Warren Evening Mirror, Friday, August 22, 1913.) 

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The first church organized in Brokenstraw Township 
was the Methodist. Rev. William Connelly, the first preach- 
er, held services near the site of the present town of 
Youngsville in 1809. At this time the salary of an itiner- 
ant preacher being Eighty Dollars a year and traveling 
expenses; an additional Eighty Dollars being allowed for 
the care of his wife and sixteen dollars for each of his 

The first class was formed in 1812 by Rev. Jacob Young 
with the following eleven members — John Gregg and wife, 
Jacob Goodwin and wife, William Arthur and wife, Anna 
Mead and her son, Philip Mead, Betsy Ford, Polly Camp- 
bell and Polly Arther. From the beginning until 1818 the 
meetings were held in private houses or school houses. In 
1817 the first church building in Youhgsville was erected 
and replaced in 1827 by a better building which served as 
a meeting place until 1882 when the present commodious 
structure was built on a lot situated in another part of the 
town near the High School building. 

The first settlement on the West side of Tidioute Creek 
was made by William Kinnear who moved from the mouth 
of Oil Creek and built a saw mill and later with the aid of 
his sons, he built a grist mill. The Kinnear farm was sold 
to an oil company in 1864, Later the town of Tidioute as 
it appears to-day, occupied the site. John Elder's resi- 
dence was near the mouth of Gordon Run. After him Sam- 
uel Parshall, then James Magill lived there; Samuel Gran- 
din next occupied and owned the Elder farm. He built a 
saw mill in 1840 and opened a general merchandise store 
to accommodate his lumber camp and the nearby neighbors. 
His business prospered. The river banks were converted 
into wharves and landing places for the boats which car- 
ried the lumber to distant markets. Most of the heavy 
round and square timber was rafted down to the river mar- 
kets. Tidioute landing was a busy place. The surround- 
ing hills rich in natural resources furnished commodities 
far exceeding the needs of the settlers. Those frugal and 
industrious pioneers through their lumber and oil activi- 


ties soon Decame well known in commercial and financial 
circles. The imprint of their useful lives will long be felt, 
not only in the Valley of the Allegheny where they labored 
long and well but in many places Avhere to-day are flourish- 
ing philanthropies fostered by their generosity and busi- 
ness activities of a far reaching and beneficial character. 

From the Warren Chronicle, April, 1918, we clip the fol- 
lowing interesting items : 

The Tidioute Weekly News which has run continuously 
for the past 44 years has been discontinued indefinitely. 
The first issue was printed on October 31, 1874. 

For our readers who would like to know a little past 
record of Tidioute: — 

On June 2, 1826, Tidioute borough was organized and 
the first borough election was held on June 27, of the same 

The first well struck Oct. 4, 1866 on Triumph Hill was 
250 bbls. 

Jan. 1, 1870, Grandin Bros. Bank was opened and on 
Oct. 24, 1871 the People's Savings Bank which was fol- 
lowed the next day, Oct. 25, 1871, by the opening of the 
Tidioute Savings Bank. The latter being the only one 
doing business at the present time. The first bank in Tidi- 
oute was run under the title of Wads-worth, Baum & Co., 
afterwards was changed to Grandin & Baum and then to 
Grandin Brothers. 

The winter of '76 was a remarkably open winter. New 
Years day the thermometer registered 66 in the shade and 
Feb. 21, 44 degrees, with no ice stored and only a few days 
of sleighing. Ploughing was done the first 25 days in Jan- 

Nathan Park Morrison was born in Deerfield township, 
in what is called Morrison Hill, Jan. 17, 1835. He died 
April 3rd, 1918. Mr. Morrison's father was one of the 
first settlers in these parts, coming here before there was 
a wagon road and taking his goods on horse-back up an 

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old Indian trail to this farm, where he settled. On this 
farm Nathan was born and lived all his life. He was one 
of a family of nine, five brothers and four sisters, of whom 
all have passed away before him with the exception of one 
sister, Mrs. M. M. Osborne, of Janesville, Wisconsin. 

Mr. Morrison was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ellen 
Gillespie, who died about 30 years ago. A number of years 
later he married again. Besides his wife, Sarah A., Mr. 
Morrison leaves two sons, G. Clyde Morrison, of Tidioute, 
and Claude P., who resides on the home farm. 


Tidioute Borough was incorporated June 7, 1826; Peter 
Smith who lived there wrote the following interesting facts 
in 1847 concerning the settlement along the Allegheny river 
from Brokenstraw Creek to the county line, he writes: 

I was born in Crawford County, about four miles west 
of Titusville, in what is now called Hydetown, in the year 
1802, July 25. My father, with myself and others of his 
family moved into Warren County, about four miles north 
east of Tidioute, (then Brokenstraw Township) on the 
north side of the Allegheny river in the spring of 1807, and 
I remained at or near the same place till the fall of 1865, 
when I moved into Tidioute, where I now reside. 

When my father moved into the above mentioned place, 
it had first been occupied by a Thomas Coulter, and then 
came into the possession of a John Crawford, and after- 
wards to my father, Charles Smith. The next neighbor 
north was William Adams, who settled at a place known 
as Connely Run ; and next after Adams, my brother James, 
His son, Madison M. J. Smith now resides on the place, and 
at the mouth of what is now called Conklin Run, a man by 
the name of Rider then lived; next a man by the name of 
Conklin ; then by James McGee, and it is now in the posses- 
sion of an oil company. 

What is now known as Thompson Station was in 1807 
occupied by Samuel Welch; next by John Elder; next by 


Robt. Thompson, and in 1864 passed into the possession 
of an oil company whose name I have forgotten. The next 
place north at what is now known as Dunn's Eddy, was oc- 
cupied by a widow Mclntyre in 1807. The place next came 
into the possession of Jeremiah Dunn, and some of the 
members of the Dunn family now reside there. 

The next place now owned by W. A. Irvine, was, at that 
time in the possession of a John Adams, then it passed 
into the hands of Jacob Goodwin; then to Adam Schutts, 
a Philadelphia farmer sent out here by Callender Irvine. 
At what is now known as McGee Run, James Elder resided ; 
then after him a George Berry ; next Samuel McGee, J. A. 
McGee and J. P. McGee. It is now owned by John Fuell- 
hart. The next place west toward Tidioute, was owned 
and occupied by George Heterborn ; next by Thomas McGee, 
and in 1865 passed into the hands of an oil company. And 
at the present time James Middleton resides there, and is 
the owner of one or two acres thereof with a house and barn 
on it. 

On the next place west, there lived a Hildebrand; then 
a Christopher Young; then a John Thompson. The heirs 
of Thompson next sold it to James Magill, and he to an oil 
company, whose name has passed from my recollection, 
but situate thereon at present is my friend, Barney A. 

The next place west, (now Tidioute borough) was oc- 
cupied by Isaac Rhinehart; next by John Gilson; next by 
John McGee ; next by Anthony Courson ; now by Clark 
Benner, John T. Courson, and other heirs of Anthony Cour- 
son, besides hosts of others. 

The next place, which is now known as Maguire Run, was 
owned and occupied by two brothers, by the name of Levi 
and John Hicks. Levi occupied the east side of the run 
and in 1810 was sold and occupied by Samuel Maguire. In 
1862 Maguire sold to Josiah Hall and C. B. Curtis of War- 
ren, and in 1864 the place was sold to the Maguire Run Oil 
Co. Maguire lived on his old place until removed by death 

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in 1865, and the farm is at present divided into building 

Among the early settlers on the Upper Allegheny was 
Jesse Dale and his wife Mary Lamb Dale. They owned a 
homestead a short distance above Tionesta. They were 
the parents of ten children. Their daughter Nancy was 
born Oct. 25, 1813. She married James Guest Dawson, a 
son of Thomas and Hannah Connelly Dawson. Another 
daughter, Sarah A. was born in the old Homestead May 17, 
1817. She is said to have been the first regularly hired 
school teacher in Tionesta. She also taught in Tidioute and 
at Allender Run. She was a life long consistent member 
of the Methodist Church. She went with other members 
of her family to the little log church on Jameson Flatts. 
She made her home at Jacob S. Hood's where she died 
August 1, 1901. Of her immediate family, a brother, Mari- 
on W., of Brown's Valley, Minnesota, a sister Mrs. Margery 
Walters, of Winona, Minn., and Mrs. Emily Gorman of En- 
deavor, Penna., survived her. 

J. A. Caldwell in his history of Venango Co., has this to 
say of William Dawson, who belonged to one of the pioneer 
families of the Allegheny Valley: 

"The organization of the M. E. Church at Pleasantville 
dates back to 1821. Old class books fix the date. Zachariah 
Paddock of the French Creek Circuit, was the preacher, and 
Glenzen Fillmore, of the Erie District, the presiding Elder. 
The place of worship was a school house west of Pleasant- 
ville, popularly known as the 'Methodist School House,' in 
distinction from another east of the town where the Bap- 
tists worshipped. A church was built in 1846, mainly 
through the efforts of David Henderson and William Daw- 
son. Among the men concerned with the early history of 
the Church at Pleasantville, William Dawson stands preemi- 
nent. He died in the prime of manhood, but not before he 
had contributed largely of his time and money to the build- 
ing of this church. He was a man of energy, enterprise, 
ability and, above all, public spirited." 


During the year 1859 Col. D. L. Drake made the impor- 
tant discovery in Oil Creek that there were to be found in 
seemingly large quantities extensive deposits of petroleum 
beneath the earth's surface. In 1860 the people of Tidioute 
and vicinity began drilling for oil. So energetically was 
the business carried on that at the end of six months, there 
were over sixty oil wells in operation. Other towns in the 
county were equally fortunate in obtaining producing wells, 
—many of them are still yielding a paying output. In the 
same year that oil was discovered in the county, a railroad 
was completed from Erie to Warren and was hailed as an 
event of the utmost importance. 

John H. Galey who died in Joplin, Missouri, April 9, 1918, 
aged 78 years, is said to have drilled the first oil well in 
the Pennsylvania fields. He owned and operated the far 
famed "Beaumont Gusher" called the greatest oil well ever 
known. His activities in the oil fields covered a period of 
half a century. 

Judge Shippen had in his possession a draft of old Fort 
Venango made by his uncle about 1758. The ruins of this 
fort are still to be seen; the picture of the ancient Block- 
house appears in this volume, — it stood in the center of the 
fort which was about 100 feet square, and was surrounded 
by a deep ditch connected with the nearby stream by a sub- 
terranean passage — the benefits of such an arrangement are 

John S. McCalmont and James L. Connelly also Robert 
Lamberton, were Judges of Venango County. Samuel P. 
McCalmont, who was born in 1823, was a prominent member 
of the Bar and an ardent advocate of Prohibition, was also 
a member of the Legislature. He was a cousin of General 
Alfred McCalmont. 

Sometime in 1804, Rev. Andrew Hemphill with William 
Connelly as guide, travelled from Titusville to Franklin 
along the old Trail holding religious meetings and organ- 
izing classes at Pithole, Pioneer, Franklin and other river 
settlements ; the Dawsons, Kinnears, Siggins, Gregg3, and 


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others were among the attendants at these meetings. Rev. 
Timothy Alden came to Western Pennsylvania in 1815 and 
became the first President of Meadville College. He was 
also missionary to the Indians. Alden and Levi Dodd and 
John Martin, William Parker, William Raymond, Nancy 
Kinnear, who married William Raymond, and Robert Mc- 
Calmont were all instrumental in organizing and conduct- 
ing a Union Sunday School, The first one started in Ven- 
ango County was about 1824. The first new^spaper was 
edited and published by Alexander McCalmont and John 




The Norman origin of the Siggins family has been es- 
tablished. The first of the name of whom we have record, 
Chief Seguin, was with William the Conqueror at Battle 
Hastings in 1066. See Duchess of Cleveland's Battle Abbey 
Roll Vol. 3, P. 134. 

This patriotic Norman chief left loyal descendants to 
carry on the name down to James Siggins, who was born 
about 1300; his sons were Richard and Phillip. Phillip of 
Wexford Co. was born in 1350. Richard Siggins, Mayor of 
Cork, was given license in October 1386 to buy oats, wheat 
and barley in Wexford for transportation to Cork to relieve 
that famine stricken city. 

In December of the same year he went to England bear- 
ing general letters of attorney. In 1432, September 6, we 
find listed Maurice Siggins, Smythe; Walter Siggins, 
Convyser; John Siggins, Convyser and Richard Siggins, 
Convyser. Probably these men were brothers and de- 
scendants of Richard Siggins, Mayor of Cork or of one of 
his brothers. The first of the family from whom we have 
the direct descent was 

A 1. THOMAS SIGGINSS of Walshgrange, coun- 

ty Wexford, gent, by Chancery Decree dated 8 
May, 7 Edward VI., recovered against Robert 
Roche of Tamon, gent, the reversion of Walsh- 
grange, Corbally, Knockbrake, Ballyronan alias 
Mageston, the church of Culstonse, and Tamon. 

A 2. i. THOMAS Siggins-, Died 20 September 1596, 
leaving a son: Jasper Siggins^ then of full age, 
who was of Ferns and Cloghteskin, county Wex- 
ford, in 1621. 

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A 3.* ii. MATTHEW Siggins-, held Ecclestown, Sig- 
ginstown, Corbally, alias Sigginshaggard, alias 
Walshgrange and Knockbrake, alias Ballyronan, 
he married: 
Margaret Codd, who survived him and was living 
in 1633. Children: 

A 4.* i. RICHARD Siggins", and other sons and 
daughters. He held Ecclestown, Sigginstown, 
Corbally, alias Sigginshaggard, alias Walsh- 
grange and Knockbrake, alias Ballyronan. he 
married : 
Margaret Sinot, who survived him and was living 
in 1634. He died December 24, 1629. Children : 

A 5. i. PHILIP Siggins\ eldest son and heir, aged 12 
at the time of his father's death, was a ward of 
the king and died between 1634 and 1641, with- 
out issue. 

A 6. ii. ELIZABETH Siggins\ 

A 7.* iii. EDWARD SigginsS of Balla, inherited the 
above named lands at the death of his brother 

He was attainted of high treason for participation in the 
rebellion of 1641, and was transplanted to county Mayo, 
1654, where he had a grant (in lieu of his Wexford estates, 
which were confiscated) of the lands of Shan vally more, 
Rathredmond and Lissawollhan in the parish of Balla. He 
filed a bill in Chancery, June 11, 1690, for the recovery of 
the Wexford estates, but apparently did not succeed in re- 
covering them. 

The Sigginses of Wexford, had been seated in that coun- 
ty from the time of the conquest according to his bill of 
complaint, and were of Norman blood, and as such refrained 
from the intermarriage with the "mere Irish" their origin 
and unmixed blood thus agrees with the traditional origin 
and type of the later Sigginses of county Sligo, who not 
»nly affirm the tradition of Norman descent, but assert their 


derivation from Edward Siggins of Balla, through one of 
his sons who settled in Sligo, — the neighboring Sigginses 
of county Roscommon being descended, according to them 
from another son who settled in that county, these Siggins 
famines settled in Sligo and Roscommon counties about 

Edward Siggins* left no will, and the date of his death 
and the name of his wife is unknown, but there is every rea- 
son to believe that he had several sons, among them : 

A 8.* i. EDWARD Siggins'', a merchant of Dublin, 
married, perhaps as his second wife. January 

Elizabeth Calbeck, to whom administration of his 
estate was granted January 31, 1742-3, "for use 
of herself and an only son John Siggins, a minor. 
She died leaving a will dated January 18, proved 
July 5, 1787. 

A 9.* ii. SAMUEL Siggins"', m. but name of wife un- 

A 10.* iii. WILLIAM Siggins', m. Mary Taylor. 

A 11.* iv. JANE (Ann) Siggins^ m. Robert Unckles. 

(A9). Samuel Siggins% name of wife unknown. Chil- 

A 12.* i. SAMUEL Siggins«, m. Ann Middlet^n. 

A 13.* ii. CHARLES Siggins«, name of wife unknown. 

(AlO). William Siggins^ of Oran, county Roscommon, 
1708; later of Drumcliff parish, county Sligo, Ireland, m.: 

Mary Taylor. Children: 
A 14.* i. ROBERT Siggins^ 

A 15.* ii. JOHN Siggins^ m. SARAH HOOD (their 
descendants will be given in another part of this 
book). And several others who died young. 

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(All). Jane (Ann) Siggins", m. 

Robert Unckles, b. 1750; d. October 30, 1824; agd. 74. 
They lived at Artarmon, county Sligo; they were Method- 
sists and always lodged the preachers. Children: 

A 16. i. WILLIAM Unckles^ b. 1775 ; d. 1853 ; m. Jan- 
uary 23, 1810: 
Elizabeth Carney, and had a daughter: 

A 17. i. MARGARET Uncles^ b. May 10, 1812, 

who married: 
M. Maloney, of Fermoyle, county Sligo, where she 
was living in 1895. 

A 18. ii ROBERT Uncles, Jr.,', who married April 8, 
Anne Taylor. 

(A12). Samuel Siggins", (by some of his descendants 
called "Jack") m. 

Ann (Nancy) Middleton, of Rockmount, county Leitrim, 
Ireland. Children. 

A 19.* i. JOHN Siggins', emigrated to the United 
States, and was killed in the War of 1812, he 
left a wife and one child. 

A 20. ii. ROBERT Siggins", was a "fine scholar", he 
went to Quebec and traded between Quebec and 
Savanah, he died in the south of yellow fever. 

A 21. iii. WILLIAM Siggins^ went to Canada, he was 
married and had two daughters and three sons, 
the sons were in 1896, in the Queen's Printing 
office in Quebec, the daughters married and 
went to England. 

A 22. iv. THOMAS Siggins', entered the Navy, became 
a coast guard, and lived to be 96 years of age, he 
had four sons and four daughters all of whom 
emigrated to Australia. 

A 23.* v. GEORGE Siggins', married and had five sons 
and several daughters. He was b. May 1, 1807; 
bpt. May 10, 1807. 


A 24. vi. JANE Siggins", was buried August 16, 1816; 
aged 21 years. 

A 25.* vii. ANN Siggins^ was married three times, she 
lived in Drumcliff, and died about 1890. 

A 26. vii. MARGARET Siggins", married: 

William Young, and lived at Ballisadare, they had 
two sons: 

i. Young^ was a merchant at 

Ballisadare, and 

A 27. ii. Rev. GEORGE Young, who was living in 
Toronto, Canada, in 1896, he visited the old 
home in county Sligo, in 1884, and wrote a very- 
interesting letter regarding it which will be 
found in this book. 

(A13). Charles Siggins^ of Artamon, county Sligo, mar- 

Elizabeth . His will is dated April 26, 1837 ; 

he was buried June 19, 1837. Aged 79. Children: 

A 28. i. GEORGE Siggins^ b. December 28, 1808; m. 

Shaw, and went to America, where he 

died without issue. 

A 29. ii. CHARLES Siggins", came to America with 
his brother George and settled in Toronto. 

A 30. iii. ROBERT Siggins", died in Ireland, unmarried. 

A 31. iv. JOHN Siggins", b. about 1804, d. 1876; m. 
Jennie Henry, who died in 1881 ; their one child : 
Elizabeth Siggins^ m. William Siggins, No. A. 

A 32. V. ALEXANDER Siggins^ 

A 33. vi. JANE Siggins", m. and remained in Ireland. 

A 34. vii. MARGARET Siggins", m. and remained in 

A 35. viii. MARY Siggins", m.: 

Robinson, and came to America. 

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A 36. ix. ANN Siggins', m. : 

Moore, and came to America. 

(A14). Robert Siggins", registered as a freeholder in 
county Sligo, April 14, 1768, name of wife unknown. 
Children : 

A 37. i. JOHN Siggins", of Newtown, parish of Drum- 
cliff; m. 1st, May 26, 1784: 

Margaret Ferguson, 
m 2nd. 

Betty Wallace, who survived him. 

His will w^as dated March 23, 1796; proved 
April, 1797; mentions children: William and 

A 38. ii. SAMUEL Siggins^ of Cloghcur, parish of 
Drumcliff; m. 1st, June 1, 17 — . 

Jane . 

m. 2nd. 

Anne . 

He was buried December 26, 1832 ; aged 75. 

A 39. iii. CHARLES Siggins', of Artarmon, Cloghcur 
and Sligotown. 

A 40. iv. LUCY Siggins', mentioned in will of her 
brother John. 

(A23) George Siggins', b. May 1st., bpt. May 10th, 
1807, at Ballisadare, parish of Drumcliffe, county Sligo, 
Ireland, removed to Newton where he was living in 1884, 
his nephew Rev. George Young, of Toronto, Canada vis- 
ited him. He died in 1889; married: 

Mary McKim, b. 1820. Children : 
A 41. i. THOMAS Siggins% went to Australia, re- 
turned after an absence of seven years and 
married : 

— ^ Barber; Children: 

i. WILLIAM George Siggins^. 
ii. THOMAS Fred Siggins% of whom Rev. 
George Young, says: "bothe very excellent 














young men and Methodist Class leaders." 
Thomas Fred Siggins, died in 1918. 

A 42. ii. JOHN Siggins^ married and lived at the old 

MIDDLETON Siggins«, went to Australia. 

WILLIAM Siggins^ married and lived near 

MARY Jane Siggins-, m. a son of Thomas Sig- 
gins, No. A 22. 

ANN Siggins*, m. a son of Thomas Siggins, 
No. A 22. 

A 47. vii. EMMA Siggins^ living in Belfast in 1884. 

A 48.- viii. GEORGE Siggins^ b. about 1858-9. 

(A 25). Ann Siggins", m. 

DAVID Adams, b. in Scotland, son of Jack and Bessie 
(Warren) Adams. Children: 

A 49. i. JOHN Adams\ 

A 50. ii. THOMAS Adams^ 

A 51. iii. WILLIAM Adams^ 

A 52.* iv. DAVID Adams\ 

A 53. V. BESSIE Adams«. 

(A52). David Adams, Jr.-, married. 

Children : 

A 54. i. GEORGE Adams'', living 155, Templemore 
Ave., Belfast, Ireland ; married. 

A.55. JANE McSimonds, dau. of James and Eliza 

(Middleton) McSimonds, of Rockmount, near 
Manor Hamilton, County, Leitrim, Ireland. 
Children : 

A 56. i. ANN Elizabeth Adamsi% m. 

A 57. ii. GEORGIANA Emily Adams^", m. 

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A 58. iii. JANE Kathleen Maud Adams'", m. 

A 59. iv. FREDERICK W. T. Adams'". 

(A44). William Siggins\ son of George and Mary 
(McKim) Siggins, b. 1842, Newton, county Sligo, 

m. 1865. 

Elizabeth Siggins, b. 1844 ; only dau. of John and Jennie 
(Henry) Siggins. 
Children : 

A 60. i. THOMAS Siggins', b. 1867. 

A 61.* ii. GEORGE McKim Siggins', b. March 13, 
1869, at Clough Boley Sligo; m. Ella Elizabeth 

A 62.* iii. ROBERT Siggins', b. 1871; February 5th, 
Newton, Co. Sligo, m. 1904; Hattie I. Pres- 

HENRIETTA Siggins\ b. 1873 ; 
MARY E. Siggins", b. 1875 ; 
ELIZABETH Jane Siggins% b. 1877; 
ANNIE Matilda Siggins^, b. 1879; 
WILLIAM J. Siggins% b. 1883 ; 

(A62). Robert Siggins'', son of William and Elizabeth 
(Siggins) Siggins; b. February 5, 1871; lives in Roxbury, 
Mass.; has been a clerk in Jordon's Department Store in 
Boston, Massachusetts, about 30 years ; m. June , 1904. 

Hattie I. Preston, b. March 10, 1872; Calais, Me., dau. of 
William W. and Sarah (Robinson) Preston. 

(A61). George McKim Siggins", son of William and 
Elizabeth (Henry) Siggins; b. March 13, 1869, at Clough- 
boley, county Sligo, Ireland, married Ella Elizabeth Foy, 
daughter of Rev. Edward A. Foy, Rector of Lismadill Ar- 

Children : 

a.61. i. GEORGE Claude Havelock Siggins'", b. Jan- 
uary 3, 1905. 

















b.61. ii. JOHN Allen Edward Siggins^°, b. June 28, 

C.61. iii. ELLA Elizabeth Malvina Sigginsl^ b. Sept. 
28, 1913. 

d.61. iv. DONALD Cecil Clifford Siggins^°, b. Nov. 12, 

155 Templemore Avenue, 

Belfast, Ireland, July 9, 1917. 
Mrs. J. B. White, 
Bemus Point, N. Y., U. S. A. 
Dear Mrs. White: 

.1 hope you will pardon me for not answering your letter 

I would be happy to assist you in any way in your 
laudable work, but alas, in olden times people kept no 
records of their ancestors. 

Well, "Old Jack Siggins" Who, lived in the latter part of 
the 17th century, had a family of five sons and two daugh- 
ters : 

John Robert, William, Thomas and George, this John is 
the person you are connected with. 

George remained in the homestead, Thomas was a Chief 
Boatsman in the Royal Navy, I cannot say anything about 

The daughters were Margaret and Ann, Ann (is No. 25), 
was my mother, Margaret was married to a Mr. Young, of 
Ballesdare in the county Sligo, they had a son the Revd. 
Mr. Young, who emigrated to Canada, who paid a visit to 
Ireland about the year 1884. 

Yes, I know the Hoods, they have lived at Mount Edward, 
which is near the Siggins place, for many years, there was 
always a close friendship between them and the Siggins. 

I cannot say where the Siggins came from, but I know 
there are no people in Ireland of the name only this family. 

George Siggins, the present occupant of the old home- 
stead, could give you more information than I can, his 





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address is George Siggins, Newtown, Ballinfull, county 
Sligo, and the Hoods is Mount Edward Grange, county Sligo. 

Yours truly, 

George Adams." 

CA48). George Siggins^ of Cloughcur, Ballinfull, county 

Sligo. b. , 1858-59; m. Annie Shaw, dau. of 

J. Henderson and Susanna (Lyons) Shaw. Children: 

COOPER Siggins% 

EMMA Siggins», 

EDITH Siggins", 

MURIEL Siggins% 

MABEL Siggins^ 

OLIVE Siggins". 

In a letter dated June 28, 1917, Mr. Siggins says: 

"I am a son of George Siggins and of the fourth genera- 
tion in the old homestead. 

Should you ever visit Ireland you would be welcome to 
see the old Home. 

An Irish "Cead Mile Failte*," would await you." 

Song from the Invasion. 
"Cead Mile Failte! child of the Ithian! 
Cead Mile Failte, Elim! 

Aisneach, thy temple in ruins is lying. 
In Druim na Druid the dark blast is sighing, 
Lonely we shelter in grief and in danger, 
Yet have we welcome and cheer for the stranger. 
Cead Mile Failte ! child of the Ithian ! 
Cead Mile Failte, Elim ! 

Woe for the weapons that guarded our slumbers, 
Temreach, they said, was too small for our numbers ; 
Little is left for our sons to inherit. 
Yet what we have, thou art welcome to share it. 
Cead Mile Failte! child of the Ithian! 
Cead Mile Failte, Elim!" 

Gerald Griffin. 
*A hundred thousand welcomes. 


A 74. EMMA Siggins, Mrs. Emma Siggins Haney, of 
Roxbury, Mass., 1896; b. at Newtown, county 
Sligo, Ireland; m. 1st, about 1871. 
William Clark, of ; he died in 1886, 

and she m. 2nd in 1887. 
John Haney, of Roxbury, Mass., his parents came 
from the North of Ireland. 

By her first husband she had seven children, one of whom 
died before 1886, leaving four boys and two girls; by her 
second husband she had two girls and one boy, her oldest 
child, a son, was 22 years of age in 1896, and was a sales- 
man in Jordan's store in Boston at that time. 

She came with her first husband and family to Boston, 
in 1884. 

A 75. WILLIAM SIGGINS, came from Athlone, Ire- 
land, his mother and her sisters, Mrs. Williams 
and Mrs. Burnett, lived in Newport, Rhode Is- 
land, he married and settled in Rochester, N. Y. 
Children : 

A 76. i. SARAH A. Siggins, m. S. A. Irvine, of De- 
troit, Mich. 

A 77. ii GEORGE H. Siggins, d. at the age of 27, un- 

A 78. iii. LOUIS Kossough Siggins, who was superin- 
tendent of the American Bank Note Company, 
of Philadelphia. 

A 79. iv. WILLIAM N. Siggins, b. July 1, 1946, in 
in Rochester, N. Y. 

He enlisted at Detroit in the Ninth Michigan Regiment 
under Col. W. W. Duffield, being the youngest man in the 
regiment, starting as a drummer boy, then promoted to the 
ranks, later served in the Eleventh regiment, was after- 
ward assigned to the First Veteran Reserve Corps sta- 
tioned at Washington. 

He served as a special guard at the White House, six 
months, during President Lincoln's term of office. 

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Trenton, Canada, June 22, 1896. 
Dear Cousin Siggins : 

I am more disappointed than my dear relatives can be at 
my inability to fulfill my engagement at the reunion on the 
24th, 1896. Having visited the Erin cradle of the Siggins 
clan, and having learned of the Highland home of our an- 
cestors, I was more than anxious this year to participate 
in the festivities, in the hope of acquiring more definite in- 
formation concerning our descent. I hope the following de- 
scription of "Drumcliff" will convey some idea of the ro- 
mantic spot left by Grandpa John Siggins and his family of 
stalwart sons and daughters, when they emigrated to the 
virgin wilderness- of America. 

Drumcliff, a parish of the county of Sligo, is a most ro- 
mantic spot. Looking toward the west you behold the dash- 
ing waves of the broad Atlantic, on whose bosom floats the 
commerce of nations and whose waters wash the eastern 
coast of this western continent, whose billows our ancestors 
braved in search of freedom and independence. Behind the 
observer's back are three mountains similar in contour, 
shape and direction, so that in coming out north from Sligo 
town, these three mountains named "Ben Bulbin" look like 
one, and to the delight of the traveller or tourist open out 
revealing most verdant glens, containing lovely lakes and 
dotted with houses of nearly the same build, plan and white 
color covered with a straw covering, but containing inmates 
such as the Norman general declared should be called 
"angels," hospitable in the extreme, and the abode of a 
moral pious race principally the followers of John Wesley. 
Looking towards the left or South is seen Sligo Bay, a sea- 
port of considerable importance as a shipping port for the 
farmers' produce and cattle to the English market. The 
streams are small but numerous and full of trout. On the 
crest of a hill are seen one of the old stone crosses with its 
sculpture and symbols, and a well preserved round tower, 
whose history is almost pre-Adamic, and whose age is only 


a conjecture. Here in this romantic locality dotted with 
stone fenced and hedge-fenced farms of moderate size sur- 
rounding the large domain and castle of Lord Gore, a most 
beautiful nook, whose roads are like the asphalt roads of 
America in smoothness without requiring the care neces- 
sary to bestow on the asphalt. Its edges lined with oleand- 
ers, and other flowering shrubs, the boxwood, palm, hazel, 
cedar and pine, ash, oak and beach, furrovv'ed and peopled 
with rabbits, pheasants, and all kinds of wild game. Across 
the Sligo Bay may be seen a large sugar loaf mound three 
hundred feet high having in the center of its broad summit 
a large aggregation of stones said to have been accumulat- 
ed by the heathen practice of throwing a stone on the grave 
of a chief. Still farther south may be seen the Ox (S) 
mountains across the channel that opens into Ballasadan 
Bay, at whose head I lived my boyish days and in whose 
waters I learned to crest its waves. Still southeast is an- 
other range of mountains, all of these around are green to 
nearly their summits which are of bare rock, grey and 
solemn in the distance. No wonder we love the green fields, 
the nutting nooks in the cool woods, and the rollicking com- 
panionship of the sons of Erin. This description of the 
resting place of the Siggins clan in Ireland is too lengthy 
and cannot be presented in a pen picture but must be seen 
to be appreciated. 

I will now endeavor to give as far as I could learn of our 
common ancestry and the Irish branch of the family. I 
may premise that there are no records of the older branches 
of the family to be found in any archives of the nation, and 
not till some time in 1800 was any systemiatic effort made 
to make such a genealogical record. These have now to be 
reported yearly to the record office held in the Four Courts 
of Dublin. 

Samuel Siggins, Charles and John, a nephew, were broth- 
ers and nephews of the Mr. John Siggins who married Miss 
Sarah Hood, and with his family emigrated to America. 
John (the nephew) died mthout issue. Charles had four 
sons, Robert, John, George and Charles. Robert never mar- 

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ried, John had one daughter, who became the wife of Wil- 
liam Siggins grandson of Samuel; George married a Miss 
Shaw and emigrated to America leaving no family. Charles 
went to America with his brother George and wife and they 
settled in Toronto, Can. I have not been able to trace them 
yet. Charles had four daughters, Jane, Margaret, Ann and 
Mary. Mary married a Robinson, and had a fine family of 
sons, when they left Ireland. Ann married a Mr. Moor, and 
they emigrated also to America, Jane and Margaret mar- 
ried in Ireland. 

John, the eldest brother of Samuel, went to America, en- 
listed as a sergeant, wrote a few letters home, then cor- 
respondence ceased. He was spoken of as the finest speci- 
men of a man one could wish to look at. 

Samuel had five sons George, John, Tom, William and 
Robert, and two daughters, Margaret and Ann. Margaret 
married William Young, father of the writer. Tom en- 
tered the navy, became a coast guard and lived to be 96 
years old. He had four sons, William, George, John and 
James and four daughters, all of whom emigrated to Aus- 
tralia and settled in Milburn. William married and settled 
in Quebec. His sons three in number, are in Queen's Print- 
ing Office and two daughters who married and returned to 
England. Robert, son of Samuel, was a fine scholar, came 
to Quebec and traded between Quebec and Savannah. He 
died of yellow fever. George, eldest son of Samuel, had 
five sons, William, John, Thomas, Middleton and George. 
George and John live on the homestead and are married. 
William also lives a stone's throw ofl" and has four sons, 
Thomas, George, Robert and William John. George and 
Tom are in Belfast. Robert is in Boston, 84 W. Newton 
St. William John is at home going to school. Four daugh- 
ters, Henrietta in London, Mary Emma in Belfast, Elizabeth 
Jane at home in Newton Co. Sligo, and Anna Matilda mar- 
ried to Mr. McKim of Dublin. Tom spent seven years in 
Australia returned, then married a Miss Barber, and left 
two sons, William George and Thomas Fred, very excellent 
Methodist young men; class leaders. Middleton is in Aus- 


tralia and intends returning home, though having been ! 

away eleven years. j 


(This letter was written to me by Mr. Young of Trenton, \ 

Can., June 22d, 1896, and as this sheet is not signed it would -1 

seem that there must have been part of the letter missing. j 

This letter was written shortly after visiting Ireland, where ' 
he tried to look up the Siggins ancestors. 

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of Dublin, Ireland. 

This family came from Goyle Co., Roscommon. 

The first we learn of them is from a letter from Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Siggins) Hays, of 42 Harolds Cross, Dublin, 
August 5th, 1912, in which she states that her grandfath- 
er's name was Thomas Siggins, and he had two brothers, 
John and Michael ; that John went to America about 1880, 
and that Michael died in Goyle. 

A80. THOMAS SIGGINS' was a printer ; he married : 

Jane Purdue, who died in Goyle in 1885. Children : 
A81. JANE Siggins-, married: 

Robert Thomas Scott, a surgeon, in the 76th regi- 
ment. They had one son, Thomas Albert Scott. 
All of this family are dead. 
A82. JOHN Edward Siggins-'; b. 1822: d. 1859; m. 18. . 

Sarah Wallace ; b. 1820 ; d. 1887. Children : 
A83. JANE Sarah Siggins^; d. 1887. 
A84. THOMAS Edward Siggins"; d. 1891; he married 

and had a son and daughter. 
A85. ELIZABETH Siggins s living in Dublin; m. 

Hays, son of John and Francis (Cal- 

back) Hays. Children: 

JOHN William Hayes\ 
SARAH Frances Hayes*, 
THOMAS Wallace HayesS 
ELIZABETH Jane Hayes% 
MARY Seeson Hayes\ 
VIOLET Hayes*, 
JAMES Calback Hayes*, 
ELEANOR Mary Hayes*, 
RICHARD Davis Hayes*. 






























Dudley Siggins married Bessie Moore; they were b. in 
Ireland, County Cannaught. Their son, 

Samuel Siggins, of 402 St. Nicholas Apt., Washington, 
D. C, was b. March 15, 1850, in Ontario, Canada; married 
Elitia Dalson daughter of John Dalson. 

Children : 

i. GEORGE Siggins, had daughter who lived in Huron 
Co., Mich. 

ii. ELLEN Siggins ; m. Darius Flanaghan. 

iii. ANNIE Siggins; m. John E. Showier, of London, 
Ontario, Canada. 

iv. LOINE Siggins. 

T. JOHN Siggins ; m. Josaphine Graham, of London, 
Ontario, Canada. 

vi. SAMUEL Siggins. 

vii. WILLIAJM Siggins; d. aged 21 years. 

This family came from Ireland but claim Huguenot de- 

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Arms — Ermine on a chief gu. a fleur-de-lis betw. two 
boar's heads couped and erect or. 

Crest — a naked arm embowed holding an arrow ppr. 
Motto : Prosequitur quod counque petit. 

EDWARD TAYLOR, of Beverly, in Yorkshire England 
who was chief "Faulkner" to King Henrjr the Third, A. D. 
1273 was the ancestor of the Taylor and Falkner family in 

1. Edward Taylor, of Beverly 

2. James, his son 

3. Nicholas, his son; settled in Ireland in the second 
year of the reign of King Edward the First. 

4. John Taylor, of Swords, in the Co. Dublin; son of 

5. William, his son \ 

6. Alexander, his son 

7. John-, his son 

8. John" 

9. James, his son 

10. Richard, his son 

11. Robert, his son i 

12. George, his son i 

13. Michael, his son ^ 

14. John% his son ' 

15. Johns his son I 

16. John% his son 1 

17. Johns his son 

This family has several branches in Ireland, viz: Taylor ' 

or Taylour of Dublin ; Taylor of Ballyhaise, County Cavan ; [ 

Taylor of Ballyphilip, County Cork, who came to Ireland in j 

Colonel Saunder's regiment; Taylor of Old Court, Harolds j 

Cross, County Dublin; Taylor of Cranbrook, County Ferm- I 


anagh ; Taylor of Athboy, County Meath ; Taylor of the City 
of Dublin ; Taylor of Carrickf ergus ; Taylor Earl of Bectire ; 
Taylor of Swords, etc. 

Thomas Taylor, Earl of Bectire (b. 1844), was son of 
Thomas (b. 1822), the third Marquis who was the third son 
of Thomas (d. 1870), the second Marquis by his wife Olivia 
Stevenson (d. 1834), who was the daughter of Sir John 
Stevenson by his wife Anne Butler Moreton, the daughter 
of John Moreton, of Rehoboth, South Circular road, Dublin, 
whom in 1755 married Margaret Butler. 

Taylor No. 2, of Ballyhaise County Cavan. 

Arms: Ar. on a chief sa. two boars' heads couped fes- 
ways of the first langued gu. 

JOHN TAYLOR, of Ballyhaise, came from England; he 

2— Brockhill, of Ballyhaise, who died 10 July, 1636. His 
first wife was Bridget (d. s. p.), daughter of Sir Richard 
Waidron, and second wife was daughter of Sir Anthony 
Cope, Knt. and Bart., by whom he had 2 daughters 

1 — Eliza; married Humphrey Perrott, Esq., of Druma- 
haise County, Cavan. 

2 — Mary. 

(Irish Pedigrees — by John O'Hart.) 

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(A99). JOHN HOOD, of South Perrott, in the time of 
Henry VHI, farmed his broad acres as his ancestors doubt- 
less had done for centuries before him. 

His wife's name was: 

Alice Children : 

AlOO.* i. ALEXANDER Hood', this name ''Alexan- 
der" has been perpetuated in the Hood (Hoode) 
family for three centuries, was Churchwarden of 
South Perrott in 1599, and died in a good old age 
after living in the reigns of five monarchs from 
Henry VHI to James I. 

Baptized February 2, 1540-41. 

Married : 


AlOl. ii. JOHN Hood% bpt. February 16, 1544-45. 
A102. iii. JOANNA Hood-', bpt. February 20, 1542-43. 

(AlOO). Alexander Hood-, bpt. February 2, 1540-41; 
married : 

Joan Children : 

A103. i. JOHN Hoods bpt. April 13, 1577; who lived 
at Mosterton where there was a Chapel-of-ease 
attached to the mother Church, and situated at 
Chapel Court, a little over a half-mile from the 
village on the Crewkerne Road. 

His wife was a daughter, or closely related, to 
Tremor Wills of Thorncombe and South Per- 
rott, a family which gave a Warden to Wadham 
College, Oxford, besides several Rectors of South 
Perrott itself. 



A104. i. 

A105.* ii. 

A106. iii. 

A107. iv. 

Al(>8. V. 

A109. vi. 

Children : 

RICHARD Hood% bpt. April 17, 1609. 
TREMOR Hood% bpt. March 2, 1612-13. 
ALEXAND:ER Hood*, bpt. Oct. 26, 1617. 

JOHN Hood% buried , 1632. 

HONORE Hood^ bpt. Nov. 28, 1606. 
JOANE Hood^ bpt. April 30, 1620. 

(A105) Tremour HoodS of Mosterton, bpt. March 2, 
1612-13. Lived in troublous times, in the days of the wars 
between the Royalists and the Roundheads, and after a 
life of close on to eighty years was laid to rest August 2, 
1691, in the little Church at Chapel Court, Mosterton. His 
wife: Jane ; d. September 10,1683. Children: 



i. JOHN HOOD% was the ancestor of several 
thriving yeomen who for nearly a century 
farmed Little Windsor in the neighboring parish 
of Broadwindsor. 

ii. TREMOR Hood% died in 1668. 

iii. SAMUEL Hood% born in 1651, at Mosterton, 
was the scholar of the family, educated at Ex- 
eter College, Oxford, entered Holy Orders and 
became Rector of Hardington Mandeville, Som- 
erset, in 1676. 

A113.* iv. ALEXANDER Hood^ lived at Little Wind- 
sor ; married : Beach, daughter of Rev. 

William Beach, D. D. "the patient Rector of 
Orchestno," in Wilts, who suffered for his loy- 
alty to the Stuarts in "Non-Juror days." 
Children : 

A114. i. REV. ARTHUR Hood«, M. A. Rector of Dow- 
lish Wake in Somerset, and a graduate of Trin- 
ity College, Oxford. 

(A 117) 

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A115/'= ii. REV. SAMUEL Hood's "the father of those 
gallant Dorset 'Sea-Dogs/ the first Lord Hood 
and the first Lord Bridport. 
b. 1689; bpt. January 6th, 1690. 

A116.* iii. ALEXANDER Hood'\ On an ancient house 
at Mosterton, the present New Inn exactly op- 
posite the Church, may still be seen engraved 
over the lintel the following Monogram: 


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His wife's name was Ann, and it was in that 
house in 1724, was born Arthur Hood, that 
promising young officer of the Royal Navy, who 
was drowned in the Pomona in 1775, he was a 
brother to Sir Samuel Hood, K. B., H. P., &c., 
son of Samuel Hood, a purser in the Navy, and 
and of Alexander Hood, R. N., who was Captain 
of the Mars, and perished in the hour of victory 
after the well known fight in which he captured 
the French ship "L' Hercule" on April 21, 1798. 

(A115). Rev. Samuel Hood^ b. 1689; bpt. January 6, 
1690; entered Lincoln College, Oxford, March 5th, 1710-11, 
aged 19; took his B. A. in 1714, M. A. in 1717; became 
Vicar of Butleigh in 1723 ; Cannon of Wells in 1736 ; Vicar 
of Thorncombe. He married : 

Mary Hoskyns, dau. of Richard Hoskyns of Beaminster, 
county Dorset. She died October 10th, 1766. Children : 

A117.* i. SAMUEL Hood", Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, 
b. December 12, 1724, at Thorncombe. 

A118.* ii. ALEXANDER Hood', Baron Bridport, 1794. 
b. December 2, 1726. 

A119. iii. ELIZABETH Hood", m. Alderman Edward 
Walker, of Exeter. 

A120. iv. ANN Hood", d. unmarried. 


A121.* vi. SARAH Hoods b. abt, 1750; m. abt. 1776; d. 
Sept. 30, 1835 ; m. John Siggins, of county Sligo, 

Will of Anne Hood of Butleigh, Somerset, spinster, dated 
25 Sept., 1790, codicil 4 Oct. same year; proved 23 May, 
1796: To be interred in Butleigh church, near my parents. 
My two brothers, Admiral Lord Hood and Admiral Sir Alex- 
ander Hood. Sister Elizabeth Walker and her husband, Ed- 
ward Walker, Esq., Nephew Hon. Henry Wood, and his wife. 
Nephew William Hood Walker. Cousin Anne Hoskins now 
living with me. To my brother Sir Alexander Hood two 
pictures in the hall, one our great-grandfather of our 
mother's said, Maxmilian Gollop, and great-grand-uncle Mr. 
Poulden, both merchants. (P. C. C. Harris 254.) 

Will of Samuel Hood. 

I, Samuel Hood, the unworthy Vicar of Thorncombe, co. 
Devon, being in as good health as can be expected at my 
age, make this my last will: to be interred within the 
communion rails of Butleigh chancel, as near as can be to 
my dear wife and four children Mary, Richard, John and 
Arthur William, without pomp and as quietly as possible. 
Each of my three grandsons (not named) 10 guineas at 21. 
Anne Hoskyns my wife's niece. My dear brother signified 
his desire to me before his death that my two daughters 
.should enjoy the three lease-hold tenements in Dowlish 
after my decease. Daughter Anne 200 £. Sons Capt. Sam- 
uel and Capt. Alexander £200 in trust for their sister Wal- 
ker. To my said sons my two houses in Butleigh, in trust 
for their sisters Anne and Walker. My leasehold estate in 
Little Windsor is already settled on my two daughters. 
Rest to my two daughters, whom executors. Dated 15 
April, 1774; proved 29 Aug., 1777. (P. C. C. Collier 356). 

WILL OF SAMUEL, Admiral Lord Viscount Hood, 
dated 16 July, 1814, with a codicil of same date and an- 
other dated 6 July, 1815; proved 23 Feb. 1816 — mentions "a 
late beloved sister of mine" (P. C. C. Wynne 82). 

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WILL OF ALEXANDER HOOD, Viscount Bridport, 
dated 5 May, 1808, with codicils dated 10 Oct. 1809, 15 June, 
1810, 18 Sept., 1810, 25 Sept. 1810, and 2 Aug., 1813 ; proved 
8 July, 1814. (P. C. C. Bridport). 

(A116). Alexander Hood", of Mosterton, married: 
Ann Children : 

A122. i. ARTHUR Hood", of Mosterton, which he sold, 
and died unmarried. 

A123. ii. SAMUEL Hood^ of Kingsland, Dorset, who 
married : 

Anne Bere, dau. of James Bere, of Westbury, Eilts. 
She died 1775. Children : 

A124. i. ARTHUR Hood% who was drowned on the 
ship "Pomona" in a hurricane in the West In- 

A125.- ii. ALEXANDER Hood\ Capt. R. N. ; b. 1758; 
married : 
Elizabeth Periam. 

A126.* iii. SAMUEL Hood\ 1st Bart. b. 1762; married: 
Hon. Frederica Elizabeth Mackenzie. 

(A117). Admiral Sir Samuel Hood', 1st Viscount Hood, 
K. B. A famous British seaman; entered the Royal Navy 
in 1740. His first exploit was in 1759, when he took the 
"Bellona." Lord Anson presented the victor to George 
II., who gave him the command of the "Africa." 

Hood, early in 1782, made the first attack on Count de 
Grasse's fleet, and he commanded the van division under 
Sir George Rodney, on the 12th of August, 1782, when 
the Count de Grasse and his fleet were so memorably de- 
feated. In 1793, Hood, commanding the Mediterranean 
fleet, signalized himself by his victorious attack on Toulon, 
and his capture of the island of Corsica. 

He was made governor of Greenwich Hospital in 1796, 
and in 1799 became admiral of the Red and G. C. B. He 


was created a baronet, as a reward for his achievements, 
19th May, 1778. Baron Hood, of Catherington, in the peer- 
age of Ireland, 2nd Sept., 1782, and Viscount Hood, of Whit- 
ley, county Warwick, in the peerage of Great Britain 1st 
June, 1796 ; b. December 12, 1724, at Thorncombe ; d. Jan- 
uary 27, 1816 ; m. August 25, 1749. 

Susannah Linzee, of Portsmouth, dau. of Edward Linzee. 
She was elevated to the peerage of Great Britain, as Bar- 
oness Hood, of Catherington, Hants, 27th March, 1795; 
and died 25th of May, 1806. Their only son and child: 

A127. i. HENRY Hood% 2nd Viscount Hood, b. Aug. 
25, 1753; married: 
Jane Wheler, dau. and heir of Francis Wheler, of 
Whitley. She died December 6, 1847. 
Children : 

A128. i. FRANCIS Wheeler Hood^ Lieut.-Col. m 

English Army; was killed in action on the 
heights of Aire, south of France, March 2, 
1814; m. October 11, 1804. 

Caroline Hammond, only dau. of Sir Andrew Snap© 

A129. ii. SAMUEL Hood^ 2nd. Baron Bridport. 

(A118). Alexander Hood% 1st Viscount and Baron 
Bridport, brother of Admiral Sir Samuel Hood ; entered the 
British service at a very early age, and rose to be a great 
naval commander. 

His capture of two French vessels of war in action in 
Hyeres Bay, in 1757, and his retaking of the "Warwick" 
in 1761, won distinction; and his conduct as rear-admiral 
under Lord Howe, at the relief of Gibralter, 1782, gained 
for him the Order of the Bath. Hood, as second in com- 
mand (his flag was hoisted on board the ''Royal George," 
which encountered the hottest of the fire), contributed no 
little to the ever-memorable victory of 1st June, 1794; 
he was created Baron Bridport of Cricket St. Thomas, in 
Ireland, 14th of November following. On 23d June, 1795, 

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his lordship, with an inferior force (for half his ships had 
been separated from him), daringly attacked the French 
fleet of twelve ships of the line and ten frigates, close to 
port rOrient, and defeated them, with, on his side, little 
loss and signal and splendid success; he was in conse- 
quence elevated to the peerage of Great Britain, 13th June, 
1796, as Baron Bridport, of Cricket St. Thomas, Somer- 

After scattering a French fleet which had landed some 
troops in Wales in 1796, and after aiding in appeasing the 
mutiny in the Nore, in 1797, Lord Bridport succeeded Earl 
Howe as vice-admiral of Great Britain, and on 16th June, 
1800, he was further advanced to the dignity of Viscount 
Bridport, being then also a general of marines. He was b. 
December 2, 1726 ; d. May 3, 1814 ; m. 1st 1761, Maria West, 
dau. of Rev. Richard West, D. D., prebendary of Win- 
chester; she d. Sept. 12, 1786; m. 2nd June 26, 1788, Maria 
Sophia Bray, dau. and heiress of Thomas Bray of Edmon- 
ton; she died February 18, 1831, agd. 85. 

His lordship leaving no issue at his decease, the English 
honors ceased, while the Irish baronry devolved, according 
to limitations of the patent, upon his great nephew, Sam- 
uel Hood, 2nd Baron Bridport; b. December 7, 1788; m. 
1810, Charlotte Mary Nelson, Duchess of Bronte. 

(A125). Alexander Hood*, Captain Royal Navy, who ac- 
companied Capt. Cook in one of his voyages round the 
world, and after a long series of services, was slain on board 
his ship, the "Mars," in the successful action with "L' Her- 
cule," April 21, 1796; b. April 23, 1758; d. April 21, 1796; 
m. July 11, 1792. 

Elizabeth Periam, dau. and heiress of Butleigh Wooton, 
and of Middle Temple (descended from Sir William Periam, 
lord chief baron of the exchequer, temp. Queen Elizabeth). 
Children : 

A130. i. ALEXANDER Hood-\ 2nd Bart, succeeded 
his uncle (28), M. P. for western division of 
Somerset; b. July 3, 1793; m. August 3, 1815. 


Amelia Ann Bateman, who d. January 31, 1883, 
agd. 84., dau. and co-heir of Sir Hugh Bateman, 
Bart, of Harington Hall, County Derby. 

A131. ii. ELIZABETH Periam Hood^ who married De- 
cember 7, 1837. 
Rev. Francis Lunn, M. A. vicar of Butleigh, Somer- 

(A126) Sir Samuel Hood^ 1st Bart, entered the royal 
navy at the age of 14, as a midshipman on board the 
''Courageux," then commanded by his father's first cousin, 
Samuel Hood'-', and having by a splendid series of services 
attained the rank of vice-admiral of the White, was in- 
stalled knight of the Bath. Knt. of St. Ferdinand and of 
Merit, K. G. C. of the Sword, returned to Parliament for 
the city of Westminster, and created a Baronet April 13, 
1809, with remainder in default of male issue, to his nep- 
hew, Alexander Hood, who succeeded him; b. November 27, 
1762; d. December 24, 1814; d. s. p.; m. November 6, 1804. 

Hon. Frederica Elizabeth Mackenzie, who d. November 
28, 1862; eldest dau. of Francis, Lord Seaforth. 


It is surely one of the most romantic passages of our 
naval history, that from the family of a Dorsetshire yeo- 
man of the seventeenth century should spring a brilliant 
group of naval commanders, two of whom — brothers — be- 
came peers of the United Kingdom, and a third — a cousin — 
a baronet. In this present generation, a third peerage has 
been conferred on the family in the person of Lord Hood of 

In the reign of Charles II, Alexander Hood of Mosterton 
married Elizabeth Beach, daughter of a neighboring clergy- 
man, and had three sons — Alexander, Arthur and Samuel. 
Of these Alexander married in the adjoining parish of 
Netherbury, where he inherited the lease of the farm held 
by his father in law, and had a large family of sons and 

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daughters; amongst them Samuel (two others of this name 
died in infancy) bap. 14 Aug., 1715. Arthur, the second son, 
b. 1678; matriculated in Trinity College, Oxford, in 1694; 
graduated 1697, and in 1709 was appointed to the rectory 
of Dowlish Wake in Somersetshire. The third son, Samuel, 
b. 1695; matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford, 1711; 
graduated B. A. in 1714, and M. A. in 1717; he was or- 
dained; was for some time master of the grammar school 
in Beamster, where he married Mary, daughter of Richard 
Hoskins. In 1723 he was appointed to the vicarage of 
Butleigh in Somersetshire, where in 1724 his eldest son, 
Samuel, was born and three years later a second son, Alex- 
ander. These were the two brothers afterwards known to 
"From Howard to Nelson," p. 361. "Twelve Sailors." 


Lineage. — This family has been settled in Herefordshire 
for more than 400 years, John Hoskyns, Serjeant-at-law 
from 1623, M. P., for Hereford 1604-29, educated at West- 
minster and Winchester (being related to the family of 
William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and founder of 
the college), M. A., Fellow of New Coll. Oxon., b. 1566 (3d 
son of John Hoskyns, M. P., for Hereford and Margery, his 
wife, dau. of Thomas Jones, of Llanwarne) ; m. 1 Aug., 
1601, Benedicta, dau. of Robert Moyle, of Buckwell Kent, 
by whom he had one son and a daughter. Mr. Serjeant 
Hoskyns was at one time committed to the Tower for al- 
luding, in his place in Parliament, to mercenary or Scottish 
favourites. He was the intimate companion of Sir Walter 
Raleigh and Ben Johnson, whose works he reviewed. He 
was a man of sarcastic wit, considerable talents, and much 
humor. At an entertainment which he gave to James the 
I., at Morehampton Park he amused his majesty with a 
morris-dance by ten persons whose united ages are said to 
have exceeded a thousand years — "a nest of nestors," as 
they were termed. His brother (?) Rev. John Hoskyns, D. 
C. L., Fellow of New Coll, Oxon., Rector of Ledbury 1612- 


31, who d. 30 Aug. 1631, was a distinguished preacher and 
chaplain to James I. The learned serjeant died 27 Aug., 
1638, and was s. in his estate by his only son, SIR BENNET 
HOSKYNS. (Burke's Peerage.) 


Creation— 18 Dec., 1676. 

Arms — ^Per pale az. and gu. a chevron between three lions 
rampant or. 

Crest — A lion's head erased or. flames of fire issuing from 
the mouth ppr,, crowned with the first. 


This family has been settled for about 200 years on their 
property in Haselbury Plucknett, Hardington Mandville, 
North Perrott Somerset. Roger Hoskins temp Henry VII 
migrated from Herefordshire and settled at Broad Winsor 
Co. Dorset, and was ancestor of the Beminister and Long 
Bredy families of the name. 

(Burke's Landed Gentry, Vol. I, p. 814.) 


Peter Lacke of Beamister, Co. Dorset, chandler (date 
27 James I.) Bur. in Chyd. of Beamister: ch. and poor of 
Hemmiock, co. Devon: ch. and poor of Crookhorne, co. Som- 
erset., of Bridport and of Beaminster : godsons Peter Meade, 
Peter Hayward, and Tobias Cooper ; John son of bro. Nichs. 
Lacke, Alice dau. of Nichs. ; cousin John Knollman of Hem- 
miock., his chn. Nichs., son of my cousin John Lacke of 
Hemmiock, house wh. I now dwell. Thomas Champion of 
Beamister, his chn. ; Joane wife of Alexander Jessop, her 
chn. ; kinsman John Babbercome of Sherbourne ; kinsman 
John Edwards, William* Phippin; my apprs., Thomas Symes 
and James Deowe; Thomasine, wife of William Shower of 

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Topsham, Co. Devon. ; Rd. son of Henry Hoskins of Beamis- 
ter; Extz. wife Mary (no sig.) Wits. Henry Hoskins, John 
Hoskyns, Joane Jesop (mark) (pr. 23 May 1620). 

(Abstract of Wills, Prerogative Court of Cantebury) 


One of the early subscribers to the planting of Virginia 


John Hoskins, esq. — Sub. 37 pounds, 10 s. pd. — Youngest 
son of John Hoskins M. P., for Hereford; was born about 
1566; was of the Middle Temple; M. P., for Hereford 1604- 
11, 1614, and 1628-29. He made a noted speech in the 
Parliament of 1614, for which he was committed to the 
Tower on June 8; but was afterwards enlarged; made a 
sergeant at law, and one of the judges of Wales. He died 
August 27, 1638, aged 72. 

(The Genesis of the U. S. by Alexander Brown, Vol. H, p. 


NOTE— Should the name "William Phippen" in the will 
read William Shippen. Richard Hoskins of the Province 
9f Pennsylvania in America makes Edward Shippen one 
of his executors. See will of Richard Hoskins.) 


Richard Hoskin of the Province of Pennsylvania in 
America, merchant now resident at London, 4th May, 1700. 
Proved 20th March, 1700. I give and bequeathe all mes- 
suages, land &c, in Pennsylvania to my son Aurelius Hos- 
kins. To my four daughters Martha, Mercy, Mary, Ann 
Hoskins four beds and my late wife's daughters wearing 
apparel, and such and so much other linen, as sheets and 
table linnen, as my executors in Pennsylvania shall direct. 
All the rest of my personal estate there to my said son 
Aurelius. To my loving friend Phillip Collins, planter, and 
John Groves, merchant both of the Island of Barbados, all 


my plantation &c in the said Island, and all my goods stock 
&c there, and I make them sole executors as to my said es- 
tate there in trust to sell and dispose of the same after, 
and remit the moneys arising by sale there of to my loving 
friend Edward Shippen, and Samuel Carpenter at Pennsyl- 
vania, deducting thereout seven pounds percent out of what 
they shall so remit, for their care and pains in getting in 
and sending the same, and deducting fifty pounds of Bar- 
bados money shall be sent to Dr. Thomas Loure my phy- 
sician, for his extraordinary care and pains and great ex- 
pense about me in my sickness in London. My loving friend 
Theodore Eccleston to be sole executor as to my estate in 
or near London (with provision for shipping to Pennsyl- 
vania, having deducted commission) To David Lloyd, for 
his great care and pains in the educating and instructing of 
my said son, thirty pounds. Provision for maintenance of 
daughters. Edward Shippen, Samuel Carpenter, and David 
Lloyd to be sole executors at Pennsylvania. 

(Dyer 38.) 

Richard Hoskins was "an eminent Physician and min- 
ister of the Gospel." He died in England while on a visit. 
His wife died in Philadelphia in 1698. His daughter Ann 
died 1719; married 11 Jan., 1710, John Carpenter the son of 
Samuel Carpenter mentioned above. Walter K. Watkins. 
From Genealogical Gleanings in England, p. 1258. 

by Henry F. Waters. 


Methodism was first introduced into Philadelphia in the 
year 1769, by the late Rev. Dr. Joseph Pilmore of St. Paul's 
Church, he having then as a young man arrived here on a 
mission from Rev. John Wesley. Among the novelties of 
his day, he was occasionally aided in preaching by Capt. 
Webb, the British barrack-master at Albany, who being a 
Boanerges in declamation, and a one-eyed ofl[icer in military 
costume, caused attraction enough to bring many to hear 
from mere curiosity, who soon became proselytes to Meth- 

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odism. The first church owned by the Methodists was St. 
George's, in Fourth near New street. It was an unfinished 
building which they bought from the Germans. It was then 
customary with the female worshipers to carry with them 
small wooden stoves for the feet. The front door was in 
the center; and about 20 feet from the east end. Inside 
there stood a square thing not unlike a watch box, with the 
top sawed off, which in that day served as their "pulpit of 
wood," from whence the Rev. Mr. Willis used to read pray- 
ers to the sermon, from Mr. Wesley's Liturgey and JOHN 
HOOD raised the hymn standing on the floor. In the Pres- 
byterian and Baptist and Methodist churches, the singing 
was lead by one good singer standing below the pulpit, and 
bearing the appellation of "the setter of tunes" such were 
"Josey Eastburn" and "Johnny HOOD," names long en- 
deared to many. The "sweet singer" of that church, famil- 
iarly called Johnny HOOD, was himself a singer wholly for 
nature's sake, one who had never learned one note of gamut- 
music, and yet he never jarred or failed. His sweet smiling 
face too, whilst he sang was only equalled by the charm of 
his clear melliflous voice." 

Watson's Annals of Phil, and Pa. by John Watson. 
Revised by Willis P. Hazzard, Vol. I, p. 455. 

Richard Hoskin^ b of the province of Penn- 
sylvania ; d. will proved March 20, 1700 ; m ; she 

d. 1698. . 

AURELIUS Hoskins^^. 

i. MARTHA Hoskins-. 

ii. MERCY Hoskins^ 

v. MARY Hoskins-, b ; d. Oct. 10, 1795 ; 

m. Rev. Samuel Hood, b. 1678. 

V. ANN Hoskins-, b ; d. 1719 ; m. Jan 11, 

1710, John Carpenter, son of Samuel. 




Edward Linzee\ b of Portsmouth, Southhamp- 
ton; d ; will proved June 25, 1783. Children: 

i. SUSANNA Linzee^ m. Aug. 15, 1749, Sir Sam- 
uel Hood, b. Dec. 2, 1724. 

ii. EDWARD Linzee^ 

iii Linzee-, m. Samuel Sone, and had 

i. Sarah Sone^ 

iv. SARAH Linzee-, m. Hollwell. 

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Sarah Anderson, 1652, by Henry Soane Co. 

Judith Soane, Sr., Judith, Jr., John and Elizabeth, by 
Henry Soane of James City, Co. Va. 

(Early Immigrants of Virginia.) 

George Hood married Jane Curry, Jan. 17, 1791 ; Surety 
Robert Curry. 

(McAlister Vol. II, p. 296) 

George Hood Estate committed to sheriff, Feb. 17, 1795. 

(McAlister Vol. I, p. 279) 

James Young appointed guardian to orphans of George 

Hood, July 21, 1795. 

McAlister, Vol. I, p. 281) 

Dec. 7, 1745 — John Hood, 400 acres between the land of 
Hugh Thompson and Col. Wood, near Robert McMahan 
(afterwards McMahon's land). 



This Hood family came originally from Scotland, settled 
in Ulster, later going to county Sligo, where many of their 
descendants still live. 

The names of these who settled in Sligo, were: 

A132.* i. ALEXANDER Hood^ ; m. 
Elizabeth Henderson. 

A133. ii. NATHANIEL Hood% of whom all trace is 

A134. iii. WILLIAM Hood^ ; went to Leitrim County, 
where his descendants still live. 

A135. iv. MARY Hood^ ; m. Gregg, they had 

two sons, who joined the army, of whom noth- 
ing further is known. 

A136. vi. SARAH Hood' ; m. John Siggins, and went to 
America (this may have been the John Siggins, 
who was killed in the War of 1812). 

Alexander Hood' ; d. 1871, agd. 84 ; m. Elizabeth Hen- 
derson. Children : 

A137. i. CATHERINE Hood-, went to America. 

A138. ii. NATHANIEL Hood^ went to California, he 
returned to Ireland, and again went to Cali- 
fornia, when all trace of him was lost. 

A139. iii. WILLIAM Hood% lived and died at Mount 
Edward, Ireland ; died at the age of 85 ; married : 
Eliza Young, and had a large family. 

A140. iv. JAMES Hood-, served a number of years in 
the R. I. C, retired and went to America, where 
he died unmarried. 

A141. vi. MARY Anne Hood-, went to America. 

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A142. vi. SARAH Hood-, went to America; she was 
married three times, and had children by each 
husband; she died about 1913; aged 84. 

A143.* vii. ALEXANDER Hood-. 

A144. viii. ROBERT Hood-, inherited the home estate; 
he died aged 71; married Susan Jane Warren; 
no issue, 

A145. ix. JANE Hood% m. Francis Walker, the family 
live at Ballinful, Co. Sligo. 

A146. X. ELIZABETH Hood= ; died in infancy. 

(143) Alexander Hood=, Alexander^ ; d. at the age of 61 
years; m. : 

Mrs. Euphemia (Young) Monds, a widow, who owned an 
extensive farm at Money Gold, Co. Sligo. She died at the 
age of 71. Children: 

A147. i. ROBERT Hood^ went to Australia and mar- 
ried there. 

A148. ii. ALEXANDER Hood'', m. Rebecca S. Taylor; 
served as Sergt. in the R. I. C. ; retired on a pen- 
sion of fifty pounds per annum; inherited by 
will the estate of his uncle Robert Hood, in 1906, 
and is now living on the far mat Ballinful, Co. 

A149. iii. MARY Jane Hood-', is Matron in the Hospital 
at Christchurch, New Zealand. 

A150. iv. vWILLIAM Hood , serving in the R. L C. as 

A151. V. NATHANIEL Hood^ m. and is living at the 
old home in Money Gold. 

A152. vi. JOHN Hood^ 

(This information furnished by Alexander Hood', of Bal- 
linfull, Co. Sligo, Ireland, January 26, 1918.) 



Ballingful Co. Sligo Ireland. 

March 12, 1918. 

Dear Mrs. White. 

As our family are now residing for such a long period 
in this Country it is only natural to expect that they have 
long since ceased to correspond with the family in Scotland. 
It is highly probable that the late Admiral Hood was de- 
scended from the same ancestor as ourselves. The Hood 
family here can justly claim to have been one of the leading 
families in this Country, not one of whom has ever been im- 
plicated in any wrongdoing. 

Yours truly 

Alexander Hood. 


The first record of the Siggins family in America is found 
in the passenger list of those to be transported to Virginia. 
21st August 1635. 

"Theis underwritten names are to be transported to Vir- 
gineia ; embarqued in the David Jo : Hogg Mr., have been ex- 
amined by the Minister of Gravesend. touching their con- 
formitie to the Church discipline of England and have taken 
the oath of Allegiance and Supremicy. 

Thomas Siggins; 18 

Margaret Walker ; 20 

George Butler; 27 

Wm. Barber; 17," 

and others. 

(New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Register. Vol. XV. p. 145) 

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"The name "Siggins" has been variously written. In the 
"British Family Names Their Origin and Meaning" by 
Rev. Henry Barber, M. D., F. S. A. we find "Segoin-Anglo 
Saxon-Segen, Segwin, Sigen. Sigewine; Flemish-Seghin ; p. 
n (Victorious friend), Seguin, Hugenot. n. London 1688." 


"The Register of St. Paul's Church Vol. III. p. 71 (Eng- 
land) Convent Garden Marriages, 1653-1837. August 14, 
1699 — Thomas Siggins and Elizabeth Fisher, both of Mol- 
sey in Surrey, by Mr. Hallowell with lisence." 

"In O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees, Vol. 2. p. 96 we find the 
name of Siggins mentioned as among the principal fami- 
lies in Ireland at the close of the 17th Century." 

This genealogy of the Siggins Family would be incom- 
plete without mention of the Rev. David Kinnear (whose 
number in the genealogy of the "Kinnear's and their Kin" 
is —135.) 

He is justly styled "Historian of the Kinnear Family". 
He surely deserves the same appelation in the Siggins Fam- 
ily, as we are indebted to him for many of our early rec- 

The Rev. David Kinnear, was born June 1, 1802, in Al- 
legheny Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, mar- 
ried March 10, 1840, at the Indian Manual Training School, 
Indian Territory, Elizabeth Lee, who was bom in the sate 
of New York. 

He was a son of Rev. Andrew and Dinah (Young) Kin- 
near, his mother was a daughter of Rev. William and Jane 
(Simpson) Young. 

He was a grandson of Andrew and Mary (Delmar) Kin- 
near and great-grandson of James Kinnear, of Leitrim 
County, Ireland. 


' I 

Rev. David Kinnear was a most devout and faithful mem- ] 

ber of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and in his manu- I 

script there are many quaint expressions showing his de- ! 

votion to that faith. '> 


It is a matter of deep regret that we have no likeness of ! 
him and that he left no children to inherit his noble char- 
acteristics, but I am sure we all revere his memory and ' 
appreciate the interest he has taken in the posterity of our 1 
emigrant ancestors, the records he so faithfully preserved- \ 
constitute the foundation of "The Kinnear's and their Kin" ; 
and the early Pensylvania Siggins family and their descend- ; 
ants mentioned in the following pages, " \ 

Rev. David Kinnear traced the ancestry of the immigrant 
John Siggins, who came to Pennsylvania in 1793 no farther 
back than his father and mother William and Mary (Tay~, 
lor) Siggins, and the following records will commence with : 

William Siggins who is descended from Thomas Siggins 
of Walsingrange as follows : 

Thomas Siggins of Walsingrange, county Wexford his 

Matthew Siggins, m. Margaret Codd their son 

Richard Siggins, m. Margaret Sinot their son 

Edward Siggins, of Balla, m. their son 

William Siggins, m. Mary Taylor 

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1. WILLIAM Siggins', (Number lOA, in the Sig- 
gins Family of county Sligo, Ireland) and his 

Mary Taylor, were the parents of : 

2. JOHN Siggins^ 1750-1801, the first Ameri- 
can ancestor of Pennsylvania Siggins Family, 
was born, 1750, in county Sligo, Ireland, died, 
1801 (on a farm called: "Spring Creek", two 
and one-half miles below "Old Centre Furnace", 
Centre County, Pennsylvania, of which he was 
a tenant, this farm was owned by Robert White- 
hall.) He married in county Sligo, Ireland, 
about 1776: 

Sarah Hood, (See Hood ancestry), in 1793, they, 
with their children emigrated to America, set- 
tling first near Philadelphia, from there to 
Centre County, after the death of John Siggins 
his widow with her family removed to Youngs- 
ville, Warren County, Pennsylvania, where the 
widow died September 30, 1835, aged 85 years. 
"Soon after their marriage, both John and Sarah 
Siggins experienced religion through the instru- 
mentality of the Methodist preaching and united 
with that church." 

Of Sarah Siggins the Rev. William Todd says : 

"Sister Siggins came to Youngsville in 1816 
united with the Methodist church of that place, 
and for more than fifty years she was a meth- 
odist and walked consistently — in every situa- 
tion she was sustained, she was loved, her end 
was peace". 


Children : 

3.* i. FRANCES Siggins^ 1777-1847, m.: 

Benjamin Baird. 

4.* ii. GEORGE Siggins^, 1778-1868, m. first: 
Jane Young, m. second: 
Pheobe Dawson. 

5.* iii. WILLIAM Siggins', 1789-1875, m. : 
Mary (Polly) Wilson. 

6.* iv. SARAH Siggins', 1790-1859, m.: 
Isaac Connely. 

7.* V. JOHN Siggins% 1792-1819, not married, died 
at Natches, Mississippi, in May 1819, while en- 
route home from New Orleans, where he had 
taken a raft of lumber. 

8.* vi. ALEXANDER Siggins% 1793-1858, m.: 
Margaret Kinnear. 

(3). FRANCES SIGGINS^ b. 1777, in Sligo County, Ire- 
land, d. 1847, in Lockhaven, Pa., m. 

Benjamin Baird of Lockhaven, Pa. Their children were: 

9. i. BENJAMIN Hood Baird% m. and had : 

10. i. ELIZA Frances Baird% m. 


11. ii. Dr. EDMUND J. Baird% m. and had : 

12. i. DONALD C. Baird'% of Lockhaven, Pa. 

13. ii. FLORENCE E. Baird«, 

14. iii. ALFRED T. Baird', m. and had:— 

15. i. ARTHUR Baird«, 

16. ii. FRANCES Baird% 

17. iii. MARY E. Baird«, 

18. . iv. EDMUND C. Baird«. 

19. ii. MARY Baird*, 








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20. iii.' Rev. WILLIAM Siggins Baird', was a gradu- 

ate of Aleghaney College, while a student there 
he walked to Hickory to spend his vacations 
with his uncle George Siggins, Sr. He m. 
Rebecca Emily Everett, who d. March 26, 1896, at 
Washington, D. C. Their children were: 

21. 1. EVERETT Baird"', who died young. 

22. ii. FRANCES Baird", 

23. iii. JENNIE Baird', was living in 1917, at 

1210, K. Street N. W. Washington, D. C. 

24. iv. ALMA Baird"", and four others who died in 


25. iv. RACHEL Baird\ m. 

Fletcher Hamlin. Their children were: 

JAMES Hamlin^ 

WILLIAM Hamlin '. 

FRANCES Hamlin', m. Gilday. 

BENJAMIN B. Hamlin', m. and had: 

i. BENJAMIN B. Hamlin, Jr.«. 

11. ANNIE Hamlin". 

iii. MARY Hamlin", m. Ash- 
man, and had: 

1. BENJAMIN H. Ashman^ 

il. RICHARD Ashman^ 
FLETCHER Hamlin', m. and had: 
i. BLANCHE Hamlin", 
ii. JAMES Hamlin", 
ill. MYRTLE Hamlin". 
iv. JESSIE Hamlin". 
V. JOHN Hamlin". 






















41. V. LYDIA BairdS m. Gifford, and 


42. i. FRANCES E. Gifford% d. young. 

43. vi. FRANCES Baird\ m. 

Else, and had: 

44. i. BENJAMIN Baird Else^ m. and had: 

45. i. GERTRUDE Else. 

46. ii. JOHN Else\ 

47. iii. EMORY Else^ 

48. iv. CHARLES Else% a druggist at Milesburg, 

Pa., 1895, at that time his eldest brother was 
living in Florida; their mother died when 
Charles was eight years of age. 


In Care of Mr. Alexander Siggins. Written from Lock- 
haven, Clinton Co. July 21, 1847, by Frances Baird. 

"Dear Brother and Sister: 

I wish to let you know that I am still on the land of the 
living but know not whether you are or not, it is so long 
since I have heard from you. 

My health is tolerable for my age, and am still able to be 
around and attend the house of God where my delight still 
is. I have accomplished my three score years and ten and 
am now waiting the coming of my Lord and Master to re- 
ceive me to himself for I feel assured that where he is, 
there I shall be also, and there also I hope to meet with my 
dear brother and sisters from whom I have so long been 
separated. The Lord has been very good to me and I have 
had very kind children. 






Other Families 81 

I have always lived on the old place till last spring. I 
lived with Benjamin three years after he was married and 
intended to stay there while I lived. But I have now left 
there and Mary and I live together in Lockhaven. 

I want you to let Sally see this letter and tell her to 
write to me and let me know how things are and how they 
are coming on, and I will then write to her. We are look- 
ing for them with Alex, and Mary to pay us a visit this 
summer. I would be glad to see any or all of you. A great 
many years have passed away since you wrote to me. I 
hope you will answer this. My children are all in usual 
health. They all live within a few miles of me except 
William, He has been traveling in Maryland the three last 
years. He was married last spring. We expect them to vis- 
it us this summer. He was home last fall. I remain as 
ever your affectionate sister," 



My grandfather, William Siggins, lived in the county of 
Sligo, seven miles from Sligo, Ireland, where his forefathers 
had lived. He was a farmer, a churchman, as pious as any 
in his day — worshipped at Drumcliff — would pray aloud in 
secret — was very much esteemed by the nobility. His 
wife's name was Mary ; her maiden name, Taylor. 

They had twelve children. They all died in infancy, but 
two — my father and one of his sisters. 

He adhered to the Church, but when the Methodists came 
round he took them in. One I recollect, old Mr. Graham. 
He loved them and frequently went to hear Mr. Wesley. 

After the death of his parents and sister, father and 
mother came to America with six children. We landed in 
Philadelphia the first year the yellow fever raged — left 
soon and went to Carlisle — attached themselves to the M. E. 


Church, stayed a year and then went to Penn's Valley, Cen- 
ter Co. There I was married and left home. Father died 
about eighteen hundred, very happy, praising the Lord, 
and talking while he had breath. A rich man in the place 
said he would give all he had to die like him. 

My mother's maiden name was Sarah Hood. She had 
three brothers — one lived in England. She was a woman of 
strong mind and good judgment. Lived and died a christ- 
ian at the age of 85. 

I was born in 1777 in the county of Sligo, — was 15 when 
I came to America. The Lord put it into the heart of my 
father to come to this country. There were but few who 
came from those parts of Ireland. Many discouraged him. 
I loved him dearly — he had such a Christian spirit. All 
who knew him loved him. 

I am firm of the opinion that the Lord will have a people 
among the Bairds while they live, according to the promise 
of God to your father — "I will bless thy numerous race and 
they shall be a seed for me," when as yet he had no chil- 

They took the first Methodist preachers in that ever vis- 
ited this part of the country, nothwithstanding their 
wicked neighbors said they were impostors, and would eat 
them out of house and home. Yet they treated them kind- 
ly and the Lord has blessed them and their posterity for it. 



The above is copied from the original in my grand- 
mother's handwriting. 

Washington, D. C. JANIE BAIRD. 

February 10, 1917. 


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George Siggins, eldest son of John Siggins, was born in 
the parish of Drumdiff, County Sligo, Ireland, in the year 
1778. When fifteen years of age, his father emmigrated 
to America. Having been a well to do land holder, he pos- 
sessed means enough to engage in business, but having lost 
money by going security for a friend, he finally leased a 
farm in Centre county, Pennsylvania, at a place called 
Spring Creek. Here in 1800 George was married by the 
Rev. David Stephens, to Jean, eldest daughter of the Rev. 
William and Jean Young of the same place. She was a 
beautiful child, being but sixteen years of age, was con- 
verted at the age of fourteen years, and was a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church. We have very interest- 
ing notes, dates, and incidents relating to her family. 
Her father was a man of unusual talent and spirituality. 
He was converted when twenty years of age under the 
labors of Rev. Charles Graham, one of the first Methodist 
preachers sent by Mr. Wesley to the north of Ireland. Mr. 
Graham is spoken of by Frances Baird who was a sister 
of George Siggins, as the first one she, as a young girl, re- 
membered as a Wesleyan preacher. William Young was 
born in County Sligo, Ireland, May 1, 1755. He was joined 
in holy wedlock to Miss Jane Simpson in 1780. She was 
born in County Sligo in August, 1752. Her father was John 
Simpson. He and all his family were members of the es- 
tablished Church. One of his brothers came to this coun- 
try about the year 1748 and settled in Bucks county about 
twenty miles from Philadelphia. The father of William and 
John Simpson was the great-great-grand father alike of 
Gen. Ulyssus Simpson Grant, of Jefferson Davis, and of my 
father — George Simpson Siggins. In 1801, after his fa- 
ther's death, George Siggins moved to Pithole, Venango 
county. Pa., where he bought a tract of land from the Hol- 
land Land Co. Here after many discouragements, and 
having learned the advantage of living near the river, he 
chose a farm in Warren Co., Pa., below Tidioute. He re- 
tained possession long enough to build a home, improve the 
land, plant an orchard, and leaving the stamp of the genu- 


ine pioneer, he gives the evidence of yet superior judgment, 
by making a final move to what is now known as West 
Hickory, Forest county. Pa. He bought several hundred 
acres of land facing the Allegheny, and extending back to 
Hickory Creek. Upon the high bank of the Allegheny 
and gently sloping fields, which he and his sturdy sons had 
cleared, George Siggins built another home. The first was 
of hewn logs, and which I remember having seen. Here 
the brave wife of the pioneer must have found hope spring-, 
ing up in her heart. The unwritten annals of her life might 
well form the theme of romance, the pathos of which would 
touch every heart to the depths. Her children of whom 
there were now eight, were all living. Her eldest son was 
eighteen years of age, and with a daughter perhaps twelve, 
she, with boys of all ages around her might well hope to 
one day see her toil repaid by a home of comfort and plenty. 
Here her husband planted orchards again, the land was 
fertile, and the location full of beauty. The river with its 
crystal flow, the islands, and the hills, where the dark 
shadow of the evergreen trees cast a veil of tenderness over 
the June verdure of the other trees, that growing among the 
pines and hemlocks must have charmed the woman whose 
poetic nature has been a rich heritage to her children, and 
her children's children. Grandfather was a religious man. 
He was a true disciple of the Reformer and phinalthropist, 
John Wesley. One of his first radical stands was for total 
abstinence in regard to whiskey, which was so commonly 
indulged in at that day. Neither would he provide it for 
men who worked for him, nor for the ''loggings", or "rais- 
ings", where it was at all times so freely provided else- 
where. The same year that he came to Hickorytown, on 
June 22, 1818, Jane, second daughter and eighth child was 
born. Though in reality, in good circumstances yet a 
pioneer life, of necessity in these early days, must have en- 
tailed many hardships, and deprivations of the comforts 
of life. Once when I was arranging the pillows for her 
daughter, my aunt Mary who was an invalid, said in thank- 
ing me, "I am very comfortable. I often think of my dear 
mother. When sister Jane was born she lay with her sad- 



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die for a pillow. She was so proud spirited ; she spun flax 
and wool, she sewed, knit, wove and cooked that her chil- 
dren might be well provided for. She entertained company, 
sang hymns, prayed for her children, and taught them that 
the fear of the Lord was the beginning of wisdom." One 
of the sweet memories of our family is the legacy of love 
and respect with which her children kept green the hal- 
lowed records of her patient life. In 1821, another daugh- 
ter, Rebecca, was born, and worn with the many years of toil 
this tired mother slipped away from earth into eternal rest. 
Small wonder it was that the proud spirit and weary body 
so soon parted company. Her last resting place is in the 
green and quiet family burying ground at West Hickory. 
Rev. David Kinnear, her nephew, in writing of her says: 
"She was a woman of a remarkable religious nature, sensi- 
tive, gentle yet full of spirit. Was very handsome, tall, 
fair, with abundance of waving light curling hair of a pe- 
culiar sunny tint, so unusual, that the beauty of her hair 
and her handsome blue eyes were always mentioned." 
Jane Young Barnes, June Siggins Wheeler, and a number 
of others of her grand children have inherited these char- 
acteristic features. Her son George who was twelve years 
of age at the time of her death retained such vivid memories 
of her beauty and spirituality, that he always spoke of her 
as "My Angel Mother," or "My Sainted Mother", and noth- 
ing pleasing him or his brothers more than to trace in 
their daughters a likeness to their mother. Here is a copy 
of her Church letter sent her eight years after her remov- 
al to Western Pennsylvania: 

"This is to certify that the bearer, Jean Siggins, is 
an acceptable member of the Methodist Society, North- 
umberland Circuit, August 27, 1808." 


Your chronicler must of necessity use the personal pro- 
noun, as the material for what is to follow is largely drawn, 
not only from the recollections of others but from her own 
personal memories. Realizing that such knowledge with 



the passing of this generation would be lost, not only to 
the family but to the church and world, I have tried to 
present a true picture of a man, the nobility of whose char- 
acter, his assembled descendents may well emulate. I can 
hardly realize that at my first memory of my honored 
grandfather, which began as early as two years of age, that 
he must have then been seventy years of age, but it is so. my first memories of him is one of the family sit- 
ting before the great fireplace, where huge logs fed the 
flames that were roaring up the black throat of the chim- 
ney; and of step-grandmother cooking, and baking before 
the fire, where on the ample hearth she had drawn the 
glowing coals. There was a cooking stove in the same room, 
but habit is strong, and the old way seemed best. Here 
they would gather when the day's work was done, v\^here 
we heard him tell of the early times, and hear the Bible 
read, night and morning, he, after the manner of the pa- 
triarch offered prayer. His son, my uncle Isaac, who lived 
at home used to sing grand old hymns for him. 

Mrs. Jane Ferry has furnished some notes that are fit- 
thing here — she says — "My first recollection of grandfather 
is when having family prayers, they all stood and sang, 
"Lord in the morning Thou shalt hear my voice ascending 
high." And so they began the day. At this time the family 
consisted of grand-father, grandmother (his second wife) 
aunt Mary, aunt Jane, uncles Isaac and James. I have 
heard him say he remembered sitting on his mother's knee 
to hear John Wesley preach." Her sister Mary says that 
once when grandfather was with his father at one of Mr. 
Wesley's meetings, being frightened at the noise, he ran 
to his father who was at the altar, and clung to him crying, 
when John Wesley laid his hand on his little head saying, 
"See the little lad lays hold of the altar." In old Asbury 
Chapel grandfather always began his testimony, or ex- 
hortations with, "My dear children," and always said "I am 
glad I am a Methodist" I also remember his goodness to 
me as a child, and that neither he nor grandmother ever 
spoke an unkind word to me, nor do I remember of ever 
hearing him speak unkindly to any person. He used to tell 

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that when their Catholic neighbors in Ireland used to quar- 
rel, thej' called his father in as peace maker. They were 
Episcopalians until they heard Mr, Wesley preach. Grand- 
father was a born aristocrat, and had fine ideas of society, 
and displayed good taste in all his belongings and in the 
planning of all his buildings. Grandfather Siggins was 
married the second time to Pheobe Dawson, a woman con- 
siderably older than himself, who is the grandmother I 
recollect. If the elasticity, vivacity, and devotion of her 
later years are an index to her younger days, I would say 
she was at the time of her marriage a very handsome little 
lady. She died at the age of ninety four years, and then 
her face scarcely showed a wrinkle. She was a most de- 
voted wife ; her love and respect for her husband were most 
marked, and in all things where he was concerned, she was 
most unselfish. His comfort and wishes were the lav/ of 
her life. They were very gentle and kindly in their man- 
ner to each other; and in my memory I see them sitting 
each by their window in the old home, — On Sunday he with 
the big red Bible, she with Baxter's Saint's Rest, the 
sanctity of the Sabbath was to him so reasonable a service, 
that he read no secular papers on that day. At Hickory- 
town he was instrumental in having a little meeting house 
built, and also a school house. "He organized debating 
clubs, and encouraged his sons to take part thus training 
them to that which was to them a most useful acquire- 
ment." He built for himself at the place in Hickory 
sometime in 1830, a home which had the distinction of be- 
ing one of the first and best frame houses built in the coun- 
try, containing six rooms, with many windows, and a wide 
porch the whole length of the house facing the river and 
the east. Here on summer evenings, the family rested with 
the river and hills to keep them company. The river was 
then the gi-eat highway. Steamboats, rafts, keelboats and 
other craft, held an unfailing source of interest for all. 
During the spring and summer freshets, thousands of fam- 
ilies floated by to new homes further west. It was consid- 
ered a fitting courtesy demanded by the interest of the oc- 
casion for those on shore to call and ask them where they 


were bound ; the answer varied between "Western Reserve" 
"Indiana", "Ohio" or "Illinois". Household goods, cows, 
horses, wagons and other possessions were distributed over 
the rafts until they looked like a section of a farm afloat. 
Grandfather could tell us wonderful stories of Ireland, and 
sang songs, part of which were Irish words. He often held 
two of us upon his knees while he told us stories of the 
famine in Ireland and of the cruel officers who came for 
the rent, taking their property, the pig, or cow to the an- 
guish of the poor cottagers. I do not remember of hear- 
ing him speak of any want among his friends, but always 
of their being comfortable. George Siggins was a tall no- 
ble looking man, one whose face bore the imprint of a strong 
and kindly soul. He had dark eyes, his head was bald, but 
with a circle of soft curling gray hair that hung around 
his neck. His grandson, John Siggins of Tidioute con- 
tributes his estimate and recollections, saying — "George 
Siggins was a large, strong, muscular man about six feet 
tall, and well proportioned. He had some of the Irish ac- 
cent with his speech. He was very much devoted to the 
Church. I hold the original license given him in Centre 
county, about 1800, to exhort and conduct religious meet- 
ings in the Methodist Episcopal church. I have his old 
saddlebags that he used when he traveled as he did by horse 
back. In later years he had a horse and buggy and he and 
his wife would drive on Friday to Asbury Chapel, Tion- 
esta, or starting earlier in the week, would drive to Frank- 
lin, Warren, or Youngsville, or some other place, when 
they would attend Quarterly meeting and enjoy the hos- 
pitality of their friends and relatives. Grandfather was a 
man who enjoyed the pursuit of a farmer his father be- 
fore him desired all his sons to possess a farm, and he in 
turn had the same ambition. He has the credit of plant- 
ing four orchards, the last, at Hickory, was a very large 
one. Many of the trees remain standing and bear fruit at 
the present time. The tree planting is inherited by the 
writer (John Siggins) as well as by some others in the 
family. Grandfather had a silk hat for state occasions, 
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dark red. One he used every day was a "staff", a natural 
crook that he used for years. The following is a copy of 
the license spoken of which however bears date 1810: 
"Eyre" Circuit — which is I presume the old style of spell- 
ing Erie Circuit. 

"Know all men by these presents that George Sig- 
gins is authorized to exhort in the Methodist Episcopal 
church so long as his walk and conversation corre- 
sponds with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Given under 
my hand this sixth day of October, in the year A. D. 


Minister in Charge. 

George Siggins was a great reader, so was uncle Isaac. 
Uncle took the "New York Tribune" and the "Philadelphia 
Post". They also had the National Magazine, issued by the 
Methodist publishing house. It was a work of genuine lit- 
erary worth. The great galaxy of literary stars that shone 
for us in the central years of this century were pontribu- 
tors. It is a treat to read a number of it to day. Grand- 
father had the "New York Advocate" from the first copy 
issued. He subscribed for the history of Methodism writ- 
ten by the Rev. Dr. Abel Stevens who passed away in De- 
cember — 97 having lived more than four score years. As 
the different volumes came from the press — there were five 
of them — he read them with absorbing interest. The last 
volume came out the year grandfather died, but was read 
by him with great interest and delight. Each day he 
would read up the news of the world. The Crimean war 
and the Civil war were followed by him with deep interest. 
Uncle Isaac, uncle William or my father enjoyed a visit 
with so well informed a man, and the news of the day was 
always faithfully reviewed by them. The library in grand- 
father's house was a priceless treasure to us all. There 
were Biographies, Histories, Travels, Philosophy, Poetry, 
Romance, Fairy Stories and a book of Bible Stories, all by 
standard authors, purchased from those early benefactors 


of our country, the Methodist preachers, who, following 
the example and plan of John Wesley, furnished good books 
to the people, carrying them in their saddle bags on their 
long and perilous journeys; books so well bound that they 
are well preserved to day. I have several books myself 
that my father bought from these saddle bags. George 
Siggins and Thomas Dawson both early representatives 
of Methodism divided between them the privilege for many 
years of entertaining the preachers, after their toilsome 
circuit of hundreds of miles, making the trip perhaps once 
in six or seven weeks. Mr. Henry Kinnear, one of the first 
Methodists, met the Rev. Noah Fiddler of the Erie Cir- 
cuit, Baltimore Conference, (the first conference), and re- 
quested him to visit the converts in Venango county. Pa., 
which he did in 1801, preaching in William Kinnears house 
and organizing the first class composed of George and Jane 
Siggins, James Dawson, Sr., and his wife Elizabeth, Thomas 
and Hannah Dawson, James Pawson, Jr., Pheobe Dawson, 
William and Mary Kinnear and the v/idow Aliender. 
George Siggins was their leader. This was the first class 
organized in Venango county, and where the Methodist 
church was first established in the county. The first quar- 
terly meeting in this region was held in Crawford county 
in a barn. I have some items of interest given by my aunt, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Aliender, a daughter of my grandfather 
Thomas Dawson. "This meeting v/as held at Gravel Run 
near Waterford in 1802 — George Siggins and Isaac Conelly 
his brother-in-law v/alked all the way there to attend the 
meeting". Andrev/ Kinnear was present at this meeting. 
He had married a daughter of Rev. William Young. David 
was the son of Andrew Kinnear, is the one to whom we are 
indebted for the chronicles of the family so carefully gath- 
ered more than fifty years ago. Sarah Hood Siggins, moth- 
er of George Siggins, lived with him when his wife died and 
for a year or two after he married his second wife. Mrs. 
Aliender, who lived about three and a half miles from 
Hickorytown, says that at the age of seventy years this 
woman would "spin her dozen a day", and so active at that 
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the day and return to Hickorytov/n in the evening. She 
was born in 1750, died in 1835, in her 86th year. She pos- 
sessed a strong christian character. I have the remnant of 
a book of Bible stories from which she read to her grand- 
children as they sat around her. I remember often of 
hearing my father speak of the teachings of this good 
woman, and of her reading to them from this book. She 
stood a faithful representative for the church and the re- 
ligion of her choice, bringing as she did the teaching of 
John Wesley in all its scriptural simplicity and power into 
her pioneer home. Her life and that of her pure spirited 
husband are like ointment poured forth, the fragrance of 
which comes to us today as we recall this precious heritage 
of their lives. 

George Siggins never seemed to tire of his grand chil- 
dren. Tliey visited him by the score. Usually there was 
one or more of them living in his family. He welcomed all 
who came, and his table was always surrounded by some of 
them. He was appreciative of every little service. If we 
unfastened his shoes and put on his slippers, as grand- 
mother had taught us, or beat up the big feather cushion 
of his chair, he called us "proper fine girls". The hire of 
the laborer was fully paid and the poor shared in his plenty. 
He had large orchards. I believe he never sold a bushel of 
fruit in his life. The whole country came and carried off 
apples by the wagon load. His peaches and grapes he 
shared generously with his friends each year. He loved to 
"see his fruit grovv^ and had very choice trees. 

I remember Elder Chapin, who when I was a little girl, 
visited my father. He was one of the first pioneers who 
travelled the circuit. I had the pleasure once of being en- 
tertained in the home of this old minister and his wife in 
Westfield, N. Y. They told me many episodes of the early 
days, and of the kindness of my two grandfathers and their 
families, and especially of my own father and mother in 
their old home as young people, The first preacher, as has 
been stated, was Noah Fiddler in 1810. Then came Joshua 
Monroe, whose authority vested George Siggins with the 


right to exhort and teach the divine ideals of Christian life. 
Then there was Jacob Gruber, an eccentric German, of 
whom m.any stories are told. Once when coming to my 
grandfather Dav/sons, arriving a day or so ahead of their 
expectations, he found the family sitting down to supper, 
small in variety, but excellent in quality. He asked to re- 
turn thanks, which he did by saying, "Lord bless the good 
mush, Amen". About fifty years ago, I remember seeing 
my grandfather reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin". The book 
was written in 1852, and was lent to him to read, by Mrs. 
Hamilton Stowe, whose friendship to him and all his family 
was a source of pleasure and comfort. I do not remember 
seeing my grandmother reading the book, which she un- 
doubtedly did, but do remember hearing my mother and 
him discuss the principals set forth in the book. They both 
grasped the truth of the divine right of souls to liberty, and 
the wrong of human slavery. Out of the pathos of the book 
they saw what lead them and many of their grand-daugh- 
ters to rejoice in the hope that some day the blot of slavery 
would be taken from our country. Being brought up at the 
feet of such a man, we were advance guards for the aboli- 
tion of slavery and prohibition of strong drink. 

Grandfather was contemporary with the history of the 
Church, and lived to see it number more than two million 
members with almost a century of his country's growth 
with the Indians, with pioneer life, and advanced civiliza- 
tion, and progress of this mid-century-yea, to see his coun- 
try victorious in the contest for human freedom, honored 
by all the world, and undivided, in which his loyal soul re- 
joiced. He was a true patriot and gave his voice for every 
reform that he believed would lead his country on to its 
great mission. In 1812, he 'and his three brothers respond- 
ed to the call, and the early close of the war permitted 
their safe return to their families. George Siggins was a 
firm friend and admirer of Abraham Lincoln. He grasped 
the greatness of the character in this hero in our crisis for 
human liberty and gave honor to him, the great Emanci- 
pator, far in advance of the day. Grandfather died a few 





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weeks before the awful tragedy on the 14th day of April, 
when the land was shadowed with the message "Lincoln 
is dead," and we all rejoiced that he had been spared a sor- 

George Siggins owned a sawmill on West Hickory Creek, 
which he ran for two years, when he sold it to Mr. Bali. 
James Y. Siggins, his son, afterwards married this man's 
daughter, Sarah. Mr, Ball soon after sold this propert>^ 
and built a mill on Tionesta creek at the place since known 
as Balltown. At this mill on Hickory Creek George Sig- 
gins planted another orchard. Trees planted seventy years 
ago are still living and bearing fruit. At Stewart's Run, 
or Pithole, as it was then called, the first place that this 
pioneer settled, as well as at others where he lived, these 
marks of his benevolence, thrift and enterprise remain. 
The query arises, "where did he find the apple trees to 
plant?" There is an authentic account of an early bene- 
factor of our pioneer days known as "Johnny Apple-Seed," 
who went about like John the Baptist, clothed in coarse 
garments, living on wild honey, and the products of the 
forest, who travelled thru the wilderness, stopping at in- 
tervals, when he would cut the saplings from a small patch 
of ground, fencing it with the same, then spading the 
ground he would plant a liberal amount of apple seeds 
which he carried in a large sack on his back. This he did 
in different portions of Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. 
The early pioneers used to look for and carefully trans- 
plant these trees. 

Mrs. Harriet E. Howe. 

From the Democratic Vindicator, of Tionesta, Forest 
County, Pa., July 21st and 28th, 1898. 



(54) Isaac Connely Siggins son of George and Jane 
Young Siggins, was born September 17th, 1812 on the 
farm settled by his father which was situated on the west 
bank of the Allegheny River in Harmony Township. From 
his father he inherited many sterling qualities. In those 
early days schools were almost unknown — the few that 
existed were poorly equipped, hence the Siggins boys, Wil- 
liam, George S., Isaac and James, depended almost wholly 
on their parents for instruction. But their advancement 
was rapid and no opportunity for mental improvement was 
neglected. Isaac was possessed of unusually fine intellec- 
tual perceptions and was an inveterate reader ; he was well 
posted on all topics of the day. His judgment was rarely 
at fault. It was ever a delight to talk with "Uncle Isaac" 
as he v/as called by the neighbors for there was always 
instruction as well as entertainment in these conversations. 
His reminiscences of early days when the country was a 
wilderness and the Indians still lingered on the outskirts 
of the settlements were clear and full of interest. He was 
a good representative of this family of sturdy pioneers 
whose name was closely identified with the progress and 
upbuilding of this section of the country. He often told 
his nieces and nephews that his grandmother, Sarah Hood, 
was near of kin to Admiral Hood. They were hardy and 
intelligent and left a lasting imprint on the younger gen- 
eration as they grew up around them. He will long be 
remembered and honored as one of the foremost of the 
sturdy pioneers of the Upper Allegheny Valley. He died 
on the Siggins farm at West Hickory, Pennsylvania, where 
most of his life had been spent, Saturday evening, Feb- 
ruary 24, 1883. 

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Thomas Siggins, of Walsingrange, county Wexford, his 

Matthew Siggins, m. Margaret Codd, their son 

Richard Siggins, m. Margaret Sinot, their son 

Edward Siggins, of Balla, m. — ■ , their son 

Wiliam Siggins, m. Mary Taylor, their son 

John Siggins, m. Sarah Hood, their son 

(4) GEORGE SIGGINS', b. 1778, in Drumcliff Parish, 
Sligo County, Ireland, d. January 17, 1865, in Venango 
County, Pa., aged 87. m. 1st, Feburary 18, 1800, in Venan- 
go County, Pa., by Rev. David Stephens. 

Jane Young, b. 1784, in Sligo County, Ireland, d. March 
23, 1821, in Venango County, Pa., (dau. of Rev. William 
and Jane (Simpson) Young). He m. 2nd, June 27, 1821, 
in Venango County, Pa. 

Pheobe Dawson (No-973), she d. Sept. 30, 1860, aged 
90 years. Children, all by 1st marriage: 

49.* i. JOHN SigginsS b. July 25, 1801, in Centre 
County, Pa., d. November 23, 1873, in Ripley, 

N. Y. m. Dec. 6, 1825: 

Rebecca Dawson, (No. -1101). 

50.* ii. WILLIAM Siggins^ b. August 21, 1803, in 

Venango County, Pa., d. February 6, 1865, in 

Harmony, N. Y., m. 1st; 
Madaline Range, no issue; m. 2nd, February 19, 

Jane Hunter (No.-H182), b. August 7, 1817, d. 

March 20, 1870. 

51. iii. MARY Siggins^ b. June 19, 1805, never mar- 
ried, d. October 23, 1862, aged 57 years, 5 
months, 4 days. 


52.* iv. NATHANIEL Hood Siggins^ b. May 1, 1807, 
in Venango County, Pa., d. May 2, 1874, in Har- 
mony, N. Y., m. June 7, 1832, in Venango 

Emeline Harriet Range, dau. of Lieut. James and 
Mary Range. 

53.* V. GEORGE Simpson Siggins*, b. September 30, 
1809, in Venango County, Pa,, d. August 20, 
1875, in Forest County, Pa., m. April 10, 1842, 
by Rev. J. R. Miller. 

Rachel Dawson (No.-1113), b. March 25, 1821, d. 
March 11, 1888. 

54.* vi. ISAAC Connely SigginsS b. September 16, 
1812, in Venango County, Pa., never married; 
d. February 24, 1883, in West Hickory, Forest 
County, Pa. 

55.* vii. JAMES Young Siggins^ b. March 16, 1815, 
in Venango County, Pa., d. May 20, 1894, in 
Pleasantville, Venango County, Pa., m. Decem- 
ber 20, 1840. 
Sarah Ball. 

56.* viii. MARGARET Jane Siggins% b. June 22, 1818, 
in Venango County, Pa., d. August 26, 1853, in 
Monono, Iowa; m. May 4, 1837. 
Cyrus Johnson Richardson, b. 1816, in Venango 
Co., Pa. 

57. ix. REBECCA Siggins% b. December 29, 1820, 
d. May 20, 1821, in Venango County, Pa. 

(49) JOHN SIGGINSS b. July 25, 1801, in Center 
County, Pa. d. November 23, 1873, in Ripley, N. Y., aged 
72 years, 3 months and 28 days. m. December 6, 1825, in 
Venango County, Pa. 

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58. i. JANE Young Siggins% b. December 20, 1826, 

in Venango County, Pa., d. January 2, 1904 
or 5, in Jamestown, N. Y., aged 78 years, 6 
days; m. Captain Sheldon C. Ferry, of James- 
town, N. Y. He was a soldier in the Civil War, 
she was a member of the Methodist church. 

59. ii. GEORGE Siggins% b. May 10, 1828, never 

married; d. January 14, 1852, in Venango Co., 

60. iii. ADALINE Siggins^ b. July 10, 1830, in Ven- 

ango Co., Pa. ; d. July 19, 1884, m. Alfred Pal- 

61. iv. ISAAC Siggins% b. June 6, 1883, in Venango 

Co., Pa.; d. October 16, 1905, in Pheonix, Ari- 
zona, never married. 

62. v. MARCUS Siggins', d. young. 

63. vi. OLIVER Siggins-', b. November 13, 1835; d. 

December 16, 1836. 

64. vii. MARY Siggins"', b. February 20, 1838 ; never 

married, lived until 1912 in Jamestown, N. Y,, 
later lived in Hannibal, Mo., with the family 
of George S. Parker, she d. July 18, 1917 in St. 
Joseph, Mo. 

65. viii. PAULINE Siggins% b. August 15, 1840, in 

Venango Co., Pa.; d. August 19, 1887; m. 
Charles Baird, he d. June, 1887; they had one 

66. i. JOHN Paul Baird. 

67. ix. SABINA Emeline Siggins', b. June 6, 1834, 

in Venango Co. ; d. June 5, 1908, in Jamestown, 



N. Y.; m. June 20, 1866 in Venango Co., Pa„ 
(by Rev. J. E. Chapin) Daniel Parker. Their 
children : 

68. i. MAGGIE Parker«, b. 1867, d. Jan. 21, 

1875, in Dunkirk, N. Y. 

69. ii. GEORGE Siggins Parker% b. November 

25, 1869 in Dunkirk, N. Y. ; m. in Greenville, 
Pa., October 3, 1900, Carolyn Birch Ritter, 
b. Nov. 26, 1872 in Cochranton, Pa., living 
1918, Hannibal, Mo. 

70. iii. MARY Parker% d. aged. 

71. iv. ROBERT Kent Parker% b. October 31, 

1877, in Ripley, N. Y., has won renown as a 
singer in grand opera; his present address 
is 173 Maida Dale, London, England, W9. 

72. X. HELEN Siggins% b. December 31, 1846, in 

Venango County, Pa.; d. , 1876 

not married. 

73. xi. WALTER E. Siggins% b. September 20, 1849, 
in Venango County, Pa.; d. February 9, 1895, 
in New Mexico. He was a newspaper man. 

Other Families 99 


John Young', born in county Sligo, Ireland, was a mem- 
ber of the Church of England, and very benevolent to the 
poor ; he married : 

Mary Erwin, a native of the same county, and member 
of the same church, who, subsequently became one of the 
first Wesleyan Methodists of county Sligo, she was a woman 
of strong mind and amiable manners, their home was a 
refuge for the Wesleyan preachers in time of their perse- 
cution. Children : 

Alexander, Robert, James, John (of whom we know noth- 
ing further) and William. 

William Young, son of John and Mary (Erwin) Young, 
was born in county Sligo, May 1, 1756-7, and came to 
America in 1791, to join his uncle William Erwin, who had 
settled in Pennsylvania some years before ; he married in 
county Sligo, Jane Simpson, (dau. of John) and four of 
his children were born there ; in 1793, his wife and children 
came with the family of John Siggins, and joined him in 
Pennsylvania, he became a Methodist preacher, and set- 
tled in Mercer county, where he died September 24, 1829, 
his widow died December 1, 1830. Children: 

(4) i.* JANE Young'', b. 1784, in county Sligo, m. 

1800, George Siggins, See No.-4. 

ii. DINAH Young', b. 1785, in county Sligo, m. 

1801, Rev. Andrew Kinnear.* 

ill. MARY Young', b. 1788, in county Sligo, d. 
1834, Feb. 21, near New Castle, Pa., unm. 

iv.* ELIZABETH Young', b. 1789, in county Sli- 
go, m. 1807, George Green. 

9 01.89 A 


v.* NANCY Young', b. 1797, May 25, in Mercer ,^ 
county. Pa., m. 1820, John Greer. 

vi.* WILLIAM Young", b. 1799, May 19, in Mer- 
cer county. Pa., m. 1823, Rachel Falls. 

(For descendants of Rev. Andrew and Dinah (Young) 
Kinnear, see The Kinnear's and their Kin, by Emma Sig- 
gins White). 

Elizabeth Young^ b. September 1789, in county Sligo, 
Ireland ; d. November 6, 1833, in Mercer county, Pa. ; m. 
November 24, 1807, in Mercer county, Pa. 

George Green, b. March 22, 1777, son of George and 
Ruth Green. Children: 

i. WESLEY George Green\ b. December 18, 
1808, in Huntingdon Co., Pa. ; m. February 28, 
1833, Nancy Donaldson, b. 1811, dau. of Isaac 
and Nancy Donaldson. 

ii. WILLIAM Young Green% b. September 10, 1 

1810, in Huntingdon Co. ; m. February 2, 1833, j 

Catherine Heasley, dau. of Daniel and Mary j 

Heasley. J 

iii. JAMES Pennel Green\ b. April 15, 1812, d. 1 
in 1842, in Indiana. g 

iv. JANE Simpson Green*, b. and d. in 1815. I 

V. SIMPSON Green\ b. December 3, 1816, in | 

Mercer county, Pa. < 


vi. MARY Ann GreenS b. July 7, 1818, d. 1842, \ 
m. Cook. I 

vii. MARY Young Green% b. December 15, 182©. \ 

viii. JANE Young Green\ b. October 13, 1823. 

ix. ELIZA Green% b. December 3, 1825. 

X. ERWIN Green', b. June 16, 1828. 

Other Families 101 

xi. JOSEPH Green', b. February 23, 1831. 
xii. RUTH Green', b. April 18, 1833. 

Nancj^ Young'", b. May 25, 1797, in Centre county. Pa., 
d. August 28, 1842, in Mercer county. Pa., m. November 
21, 1820, in Mercer county. Pa. 

John Greer, b. March 28, 1798, in Fermanagh county, 
Ireland. t Children : 

i. WILLIAM Young Greer\ b. April 14, 1822, 
in Allegheny Co., Pa. 

ii. ELIZABETH Hall Greer', b. March 25, 1825, 
in Mercer Co., Pa. 

iii. SIMPSON GreerS d. April 25, 1829. 

William Young-, b. May 19, 1799, in Mercer County, Pa., 
d. June 10, 1834, is buried in the New Castle, M. E. Church 
Yard, m. October 30, 1823, in Mercer County, Pa. 

Rachel Falls, dau. of Henry and Susannah (Kennedy) 
Falls, b. November 19, 1801, in Mercer County, Pa., d. 
September 5, 1834, is buried in the New Castle, M. E. 
Church Yard. Children: 

i. HENRY Falls Young', b. September 23, 1824, 
in Mercer County, Pa.,Their daughter, Mary 
B. Young, was living in 1917, in Bloomington, 

ii. JANE Simpson Young', b. April 17, 1826, in 
Mercer County. 

iii. WILLIAM Erwin Young', b. August 30, 1830, 
in Mercer County. 

iv. SUSAN Kenedy Young', b. February 17, 
1832, in Mercer County. 

fA more extensive account of John Greer, may be found 
in: The Kinnear's and their Kin, by Emma Siggins White. 


(50) JUDGE WILLIAM SIGGINS*, b. August 21, 
1803, in Venango county, Pa., d. February 6, 1865, in Har- 
mony, N. Y. He was a man of prominence, a staunch 
democrat, served as county commissioner and justice of 
the peace more than twenty years, and performed many a 
marriage ceremony. He m. 1st Magdaline Range, no issue ; 
m. 2nd, February 19, 1838 Jane Hunter, (No. H182) ; b. 
August 7, 1817, d. March 20, 1870. Children : 

74.* i. JUDGE John Siggins% b. February 1, 1839 
in West Hickory, married December 6, 1865, 
at Orlean, New York, Clarissa Martin Carter, 
they were married by Rev. A. P. Ripley, the 
Methodist presiding Bishop. The young couple 
made a trip to Buffalo and Niagra Falls and 
came home by train as far as Irvineton where 
they expected to take a boat down the Allegheny 
River to Tidioute, there being no terminal rail- 
road between these two points at that time and 
I it was so late in the season that no boats were 

running, in order to reach home that night they 
procured a skiff and made the trip safely in spite 
of the wind and a heavy snow storm, which 
made the journey an extremely hazardous one. 
The huge ice cakes which filled the river so 
hindered their travel that they were five hours 
in making the trip, reaching home just at dark. 
Most of their married life has been spent in 
Tidioute. On the occasion of their Golden Wed- 
ding Anniversary, fifty of their friends assem- 
bled and celebrated the event by speech mak- 
ing, singing and reviewing the happenings of 
their fifty useful years of life together. 

75.* ii. WILLIAM Parker Siggins% b. May 25, 1840, 
in West Hickory, Pa., m. September 12, 1864, 
Elizabeth Walters. 

76.='^ iii. JANE Young Siggins'', b. November 11, 1841, 

Other Families lo 


in West Hickory, m. September 12, 1866, Wil- 
son C. Barnes, of Oneida, N. Y. 

77.* iv. GEORGE W. Siggins% b. October 7, 1843, in 
West Hickory, m. Melissa Bean. 

78.* V. A. JACKSON Siggins\ b. June 12, 1815. in 
West Hickory, m. October 23, 1875. Emily Neil, 
b. Nov. 19, 1856, (dau. of John Neil, b. Feb. 
22, 1797, d. June, 1878; and Sarah McCaslin 
McCrum, grand dau. of William Neill, b. June 
22, 1772 ; m. May 12, 1796 Jane Jordon, b. April 
12, 1773). Children: 

79. i. FRANCIS Siggins", b. April 14, 1878, d. 

Oct. 17, 1887. 

80. ii. ALICE New Siggins", b. Sept. 6, 1881, is 

a member of the Daughters of the American 

81. iii. MARY Siggins'\ b. April 1, 1883, d. Nov. 

21, 1897, in West Hickory, at the home of her 
parents, at 7 o'clock on Bunday morning 
after an illness of one week, lacking a day. 
She was born and reared in West Hickory, 
and was a child of extremely lovable and 
sunny disposition, the sunshine of her home 
and the pet of the entire community. A 
child whose every impulse seemed for the 
good and comfort of those about her, and 
whose lovable nature and pretty ways, had 
made her a notable figure among her circle 
of companions. 

82. vi. Dr. JAMES Buchanan Siggins% of Oil City. 

Pennsylvania, was born in West Hickory, Pa.. 
January 12, 1857, he was educated at the local 
schools, Edinboro Normal and Allegheny Col- 
lege, and was graduated from the Medical De- 
partment of the University of Michigan, at Ann 
Arbor, ''Class of '83"; he was president of his 



class and is now president of the Alumni Asso- 

His medical practice was commenced in West 
Hickory and at Tidioute, later he removed to 
Tionesta and in 1896 settled at Oil City, Venan- 
go county and has since carried on a large and 
successful practice; in 1915 he was given a de- 
gree from the Allegheny College as a tribute to 
his successful career. 

He is a member of the American Medical As- 
sociation, the Venango County Medical Society 
and the Oil City Medical Club; in 1890 he was 
offered the nomination for the United States 
house of representatives, but declined; in 1911 
he was elected mayor of Oil City and served 
four years, and introduced many city reforms, 
is actively engaged in the production of oil and 
has successfully operated several leases. 

He was married June 10, 1885, to 
Susan Virginia Hall, b. November 19, 1856; (dau. 
of Joseph and Rachel (McGrew) Hall, of Steu- 
benville, Ohio). Children: 

83. i. VIRGINIA Siggins% b. 

84. ii. MARY Alice Siggins«, b. J 

85. vii. LEWIS Cass Siggins% was born November \ 

20, 1850, in West Hickory, Pa., he was well | 

known in the upper oil country having spent | 

most of his life there, he cam.e to Oil City in ! 

1883 and became a member of the Oil Exchange, i 

he afterward accepted a position with the j 

American Express Company which he filled five I 

years, resigning on account of ill health which ! 

culminated in his death in 1889. He married \ 
in 1880: J 

Ida Hill, they had no children; he was a regular ! 

attendant of the Baptist Church and a Knight \ 


Other Families 105 

86. viii. ISAAC Plummer Siggins"', b. May 1, 1848, d. 

February 7, 1887, aged 38 yrs., 9 mo., 6 days, 
at the home of A. Jackson Siggins, in West 
Hickory, Pa. 

87. ix. FLORENCE Siggins\ b. October 13, 1851, d. 

April 17, 1872. 

88. X. SARAH Marilla Siggins', b. August 1, 1853. 

d. May 11, 1879, at the home of A. Jackson 
Siggins, in Hickory, Pa. 

89. xi. ALEXANDER liood Siggins", Lawyer; Grad. 

Allegheny College, b. December 28, 1858. d. 
August 20, 1885, in Kansas City, Missouri, m. 
May Lummis of Kansas City, Missouri. They had 
one son who died young. 

Plere's to the Siggins tree. 

Long may it wave ; 
May it grow on its branches 

The true and the brave. 

May it flourish and prosper 

And live ever more ; 
May the fruit that it groweth 

Be good to the core. 

May each branch be noble. 

And thus shall we see 
Both honor and fame, 

On the old Siggins Tree. 

A. H. Siggins, (No.-89). 

West Hickory, Pa. 

Aug. 29, 1880. 



Joseph Hall was born in Smithfield, Ohio, March 18, 
1827, he was a son of Clarkson Hall, his mother was a 
native of Ireland and came to America in 1808 ; his grand 
father Reuben Hall, was a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War and in the w^ar of 1812. Joseph Hall was two years 
of age when his parents settled at Wintersville, where he 
lived until 1863, at the age of nineteen he was a school 
teacher, but learning the carpenters trade with his father, 
he followed this vocation during early manhood, he served 
two terms as Clerk of Cross Creek Township. In 1855 he 
was elected Justice of the Peace, and served three years. 
In 1858, for the purpose of fitting himself for the duties 
of United States Claim Attorney, he studied law, was 
licensed as an Attorney in 1861, and acted in that capacity 
up to the time of his death, he was the oldest claim attor- 
ney in the country and certainly the most successful. He 
located in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1863, in 1872 was elected 
a member of the School Board, serving seven years, during 
four of which he acted as clerk, he took much pride in the 
school property and it was during his term of office that 
shade trees were planted and beautiful lawns were culti- 
vated on the school grounds, he taking the lead in this 
work which stands to-day a monument to his taste. He 
married November 19, 1852, Rachel McGrew, a native of 
Wayne Township, a daughter of Joseph B. McGrev/, a form- 
er prominent citizen. Three children were bom to them: 
Homer S. Hall, of Pittsburg, Pa., Jennie Hall, wife of Dr. 
James Buchanan Siggins, of Oil City, Pa., and Mary Alice 
Hall, wife of Mr. Orion Siggins, of West Hickory, Pa. Mr. 
Hall enjoyed a lucrative practice and obtained pensions for 
more old soldiers, perhaps, than any other attorney in 
Eastern Ohio. By his strict integrity he won the confi- 

Other Families 107 

dence of his clients and through his energetic effort many 
old soldiers received government bounty v^ho otherwise 
would have been destitute. Everybody knew Joseph Hall, 
he was liked by the people for his kindly disposition and 
companionable nature, he was also intelligent and enter- 
taining in conversation, was devoted to his family and felt 
keenly the separation from his daughters. At the time of 
his death he was making arrangements to move to Tidioute, 
Pa., to be near them. He and his wife were looking, for- 
ward with much pleasure to the time they would be with 
their daughters. They were regular attendants and sup- 
porters of the Hamlin Methodist Episcopal Church. Jos- 
eph Hall will be greatly missed in this community where 
he was so well known and respected, (d. 1896). 

Mrs. Rachel E. Hall died at the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. Orion Siggins, (No. 182), of West Hickory, Pa., at 
5 o'clock Saturday morning. She was born May 27, 1833, 
at Smithfield, Ohio, and has a birthright at the Friends 
Meeting House of that place. Much of her life was spent 
at Steubenville, Ohio, where the death of her husband took 
place twenty-one years ago. The funeral took place at 
West Hickory, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock and inter- 
ment was held at Steubenville. 



(74) Hon. John Siggins% son of William and Jane 
(Hunter) Siggins, was born February 1st, 1839, at the 
home farm in Harmony Township, Forest County, Penn- 
sylvania, which is now owned and farmed by his brother, 
A. Jackson Siggins. 

He was the eldest child of a family of eight boys and 
three girls; his father being in poor health, he at the age 
of fourteen was doing a man's work, and was practically 
in charge of the farm. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, he and his brother 
William P., were the only sons who were old enough to 
enlist, and as William P. did enlist as a volunteer, it was 
necessary that he remain at home to look after the welfare 
of the fam.ily ; he was twice drafted but rejected on ac- 
count of an ankle he had fractured in his younger days; 
he early realized that his education was not sufficient to 
enable him to meet the battles of life. He obtained his 
father's consent to leave the farm for a time, and attend the 
Select school taught by A. J. Fleming and the District 
School taught by Samuel Fertig, at Stewart's Run. 

On January 1st, 1864, he first became engaged in the 
mercantile business in the village of Steam Mill and in the 
fall of that year removed to a store building he had bought 
at West Hickory, in 1871 he removed to Tidioute where he 
continued in the mercantile business until 1895 when he re- 
tired to engage in other pursuits. 

While at Steam Mill he met Miss Clarissa Carter, who 
afterward became his wife ; she was a daughter of Joseph 
Trumbull and Olive (Fuller) Carter, and was born April 
29, 1845, at Olean, N. Y. They were married at the home 


Other Families 109 

of her brother, Almond F. Carter, December 6th, 1865, 
by the Rev. A. P. Ripley, the Presiding Elder of the Meth- 
odist Church in that district, they are the parents of two 
sons and four daughters. 

Mr. Siggins filled many local offices until 1905 when he 
was elected Associate Judge of Warren county which office 
he has held during the last twelve years ; he is an active 
member of the Methodist church and is at this time presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of the church at Tidioute; 
he is a member of Temple Lodge Number 412, F. & A. M., 
having joined the order while living in West Hickory. 

Upon the occasion of the retirement of Judge John Sig- 
gins from the Warren County Bench, Jan, 7, 1917, after 
twelve years of active service, having served with three 
Presidents, and five Associate Judges, in behalf of his 
associate members of the bar. Judge Edward S. Lindsay 
presented him with a handsome silver service. The presen- 
tation remarks were highly complimentary and voiced the 
great esteem in which the recipient was held by his friends 
and fellow Judges. 

(74) JUDGE JOHN SIGGINIS', of Tidioute, Pennsyl- 
vania; was born February 1, 1839, married December 6, 
1865, at Clean, New York. 

Clarissa Martin Carter, born April 29, 1865, at Olean ; 
.(See Carter Family). Children: 

90. i. KATE Jane Siggins% b. March 24, 1868, at 

West Hickory, m. October 9, 1890, at Tidioute, 
Leopold Paulus Moore, b. June 20, 1867, in Phila- 
delphia, son of Leopold and Helen (Paulus) 

(Mr. Moore was appointed in 1916, superin- 
tendent of the United States Post Office, "some 
where in France".) 

91. i. HELEN Siggins Moore", b. August 12, 

1891, in Tidioute. 


92. ii. CARL Paulus Moore', b. April 21, 1893, in 


93. iii. FRANCIS Earl Moore", b. Jan. 2, 1897; d. 

Feb. 27, 1897. 

94. iv. LEOPOLD Paulus Moore% b. July 17, 1898. 

95. V. JOHN Siggins Moore', b. Nov. 29, 1899, d. 

Sept. 29, 1900. 

96. vi. CALVIN Carter Moore", b. Nov. 24, 1901. 

97. vii. MARION Virginia Moore', b. April 6, 1904. \ 

98. vii. KATHERYN Isabelle Moore', b. April 19, ] 

1906. J 

99. viii. THEODORE R. Moore% b. Feb. 22, 1909. ; 

100. ii. IDA B. Siggins^ b. April 1, 1870, at West Hick- 


101. iii. CLARA Carter Siggins^ b. August 25, 1876 ; m. 

July 9, 1901, Edgar Warren Stebbins, of Rip- 
ley, N. Y. ; b. 1874, in Sherman, N. Y., a son of 
Hiram and Jeanette (Anderson) Stebbins. (Mrs. 
Stebbins is a member of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution.) 

102. iv. FLORENCE Evelyn Siggins^ b. September 23, 

1879 ; m. September 1, 1906, in Tidioute, Pa. 
Louis Francis Erricson, of Ridgeway, Pa. Children : 

103. i. RALPH Louis Ericson', b. September 20, 


104. ii. FRANCIS Siggins Ericson", b. October 8, 


105. v. JOHN Siggins, Jr.", b. August 11, 1881, in Tidi- 

oute; m. September 14, 1907, in Franklin, Pa., 

Mary Elizabeth Allen; b. April 2, 1883; daughter 
of James Rankin and Mary Melissa (Moore) 

Other Families 111 

John Siggins, Jr., (No. 105), of Tidioute, Pa., County 
solicitor, has announced himself as a candidate for the Re- 
publican assembly nomination, subject to the May primar- 
ies. So far Mr. Siggins is the only candidate on either ticket 
to make his intentions known, although it is probable he 
will be opposed for the nomination since he has given out 
an interview stating that he is for the "Dry" forces. In 
this he says if elected he will aid in every possible way to 
further the passage of the local option law that was before 
the last legislature and will probably be presented again." 

From the following it will be seen he was a successful 
candidate : 

"John Siggins, Jr., Warren County's representative in the 
General Assembly, was assigned to seat No. 13 in the As- 
sembly room. This is located in the first row and being al- 
most directly in front of the speaker's desk, is one of the 
best in the House, 'Aren't you a little superstitious regard- 
ing the hodoo number?' was asked of Mr. Siggins. 'No, sir,' 
came the reply, 'I took out my marriage license on Friday 
the 13th, and I've never regretted it,' he answered with a 

He is now (in 1918) a candidate for State Senator from 
the 48th District. He was appointed in 1917 as agent for 
the United States Government in matters pertaining to 

106. vi. RALPH Curtis Siggins^, b. June 25, 1886, in 
Tidioute; m. June 26, 1911, in Corydon, Pa., 
Louise Gertrude Clawson; b. February 20, 1891; 
daughter of Charles Hamilton and Rhoda J. 
(Smith) Clawson. 

Their son Ralph Curtis Siggins, Jr.", was born October 
31, 1913, in Russell, Pa. 



"The early Carters, like most pioneer builders of a com- 
monwealth, were farmers. 

They were kind-hearted and public-spirited, because they 
were often compelled to ask favors, and they realized that 
there was strength in union. 

The early records show the Carters of those days to have 
been prominent in all matters of public interest; the di- 
vision of land, and laying out of roads, the building of meet- 
ing houses, the founding of churches, and the establish- 
ment of schools were entrusted to them. Many also were 
active in military organizations." 

107. REV. THOMAS Carter\ was born 1610, and grad- 
uated at St. John's College, Cambridge, Eng- 
land, with the degree of B. A. in 1629, and Mas- 
ter of Arts in 1633. He came from St. Albans, 
Herefordshire, Eng., in the "Planter," embark- 
ing April 2, 1635. 

He came ostensibly as a servant of George Giddings, be- 
cause of the difficulty of obtaining leave to emigrate. 

On his arrival in this country he was admitted an in- 
habitant of Dedham, Mass., in September, 1636. He was 
then a student for the ministry. Subsequently he removed 
to Watertown, Mass., and was ordained the first minister of 
the church at Woburn, Mass., November 22, 1642. His 
death occurred September 5, 1684. He preached his first 
sermon there December 4, 1641, and upon his ordination 
was presented with a house built for his use. 

His salary was fixed at eighty pounds annually, one- 
fourth in silver and the remainder in the necessaries of life 

Other Families 113 

at the current price. In 1674 twenty cords of wood were 
given him annually in addition. He performed all the duties 
of his office as pastor for thirty-six years unaided. After- 
wards Rev. Jabez Fox became his assistant and remained 
with Dr. Carter until the end of his life. 

Prior to 1640, he married Mary Dalton, who died March 
28, 1687. His children were: 

Samuel, b. August 8, 1640; m. 1672, Eunice Brooks, and 
d. at Groton, Mass., 1693. Judith, Theophilus, Abigail, De- 
borah, Timothy and Thomas. 

Thomas Carter, youngest child of Rev. Thomas and Mary 
(Dalton) Carter, b. June 8, 1655, at Woburn; was a hus- 
bandman and proprietor, in his father's right of consider- 
able land in that town. 

He married Margery, daughter of Francis Whitmoro, of 
Cambridge, in 1682. She d. October 5, 1754. Their chil- 
dren were: Mary, Thomas*, Eleazer, Daniel, Ebenezer and 

(From Genealogical and Family History of the State of 
New Hampshire, pp. 1753-54.) 

Francis Whitmore, of Cambridge, m. about 1648, Isabel 
Park. She d. 31 March, 1665, and he m. Margaret Harty. 
His children were : Elizabeth, b. 2 may, 1649 ; m. Daniel 
Markham 3 Nov., 1669. Francis, b. Oct. 12, 1650; John, 
b. Oct. 1, 1654; Samuel, b. May 1, 1658; Abigail, b. July 3, 

1660, m. Wilcox; Sarah, b. March 7, 1662, m. Wm. 

Locke; Margery, bpt. Mar. 27, 1664, m. THOMAS CARTER; 
Hannah, bpt. Feb. 16, 1667, d. young; Hannah, b. Feb. 9, 
1668; Frances, b. Mar. 3, 1671, m. Jonathan Thompson; 
Thomas, Joseph, living in 1691, perhaps m. Mary Kendall, 
of Woburn Feb. 13, 1698-9, and d. about 1720. 

Francis Whitmore, the father, was a tailor; resided sev- 
eral years in the present city, but subsequently near the 
line between Menot and the Farms." 


(History of Cambridge, Mass., pp. 684-85.) Rev. Thomas 
Carter, of Woburn, was a son of Rev. Thomas Carter, of 
Suffolk County, Eng., whose will was dated August, 1625, 
proved October 1st, 1625, and is on file at Bury, St. Ed- 

108. THOMAS Carter-, Rev. ThomasS b. June 6, 1655, in 

Woburn, Mass.; m. in 1682, at Cambridge, Mass. 

Margery Whitmore, bpt. March 27, 1664, Cam- 
bridge, Mass.; d. Oct. 5, 1734. 

109. THOMAS Carter-, Thomas-, Rev. Thomas^ b. June 

13, 1686; m. 1st., 

Abigail Locke, she d. April 10, 1729, leaving five 
children, m. 2nd: 

Sarah Gilbert; they had eight children, the eldest 

110. CAPT. JOSEPH Carter*, Thomas^ Thomas-, Rev. 

Thomas^ ; b. September 13, 1731, Hebron, Conn. ; 
d. August 26, 1824, Warren, Conn.; m. March 
9, 1758: 

Ruth Curtis b. 1739, in Warren, and died there in 

He was a private in the French and Indian Wars, and a 
Captain in the 13th Reg. Militia at New York 1774; also 
Captain in the 13th Heg. September, 1779, at Peekskill ; two 
of his brothers were also officers ; he was a Representative 
from Kent County 1777, 1778, 1779. 

They had six children, the fourth of whom was: 

111. BARYALLAI Carter"-, Capt. Joseph% Thomas% Thom- 

as^ Rev. Thomas^ b. October 2, 1766, Warren, 
Conn.; d. April 23, 1856, Darien, N. Y. ; m. 1st 

and had one son, Charles Carter*^ ; 

m. 2nd Mary Crary; b. Danbury, Conn., Mar. 5, 
1773 ; a dau. of James and Esther (Stone) Crary. 
Their son : 

Other Families 115 

112. JOSEPH Trumbull Carter'', b. September 13, 1799, 

Warren, Conn. ; d. November 29, 1847, Olean, N. 
Y. ; m. June 16, 1826, in Ashford, N. Y. 

Olive Fuller, b. April 7, 1807, in Orwell, Vt. ; d. 
Sept. 8, 1856, Olean, N. Y. Their daughter: 

113. CLARISSA Martin Carter, b. April 29, 1845, Olean, 

N. Y. ; m. December 6, 1865, in Olean, N. Y. 

(74) JUDGE JOHN Siggins, of Tidioute, Pa. 





On November 9th, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Siggins, of West 
Hickory, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their mar- 
riage, on which happy occasion there were present nearly 
a hundred guests, among them were seven of their sons and 
daughters, and twelve grandchildren. The generous and 
cordial hospitality of the home put everyone in the happiest 
humor, and the occasion was one of exceptional pleasure. 
A poem entitled "Our Golden Wedding Day," and written 
for the occasion by Rev. G. W. Fuller, was read, and prayer 
was offered by the Rev. Mr. Mcintosh. Much interest was 
shown in Mr. Siggins' mementoes of war time, among them 
was his honorable war record. Two pictures of him as a 
brave young soldier hung on the walls, but what aroused 
the warmest interest was a miniature of the girl he left 
behind him when he went into the army, and which he had 
carried with him during all three years service. In a 
tangible way both guests and hosts fared well. The former 
were served a generous dinner garnished with lovely gold 
colored roses, while the latter were made happy by gifts 
ranging from golden chrysanthemums to gold of the realm, 
and a fine kitchen cabinet presented by the seven children. 
Many other gifts gave evidence of the kind regard of friends 
and neighbors. Of the children and grandchildren of Mr. 
and Mrs. Siggins the following were present : Mr. and Mrs. 
D. C. Agnew, Miss Ethel Agnew, Clarence Agnew, Mrs. W. 
W. Siggins and son Floyd, of West Hickory ; Mr. Isaac Sig- 
gins and son Leon, of Kellettville, Pa.; F. E, Siggins of 
Clarksburg, W. Va.; Mrs. J. K. Young and children, Anna, 
Floyd W. and John Kay, of Conneautville, Pa. ; Mrs. F. W. 
Shaw and son Paul Willard, of McKeesport, Pa. ; Mr. and 
Mrs. F. C. Carson and children, Goldie, Lewis and Josephine, 



Taken Before Their Golden Wedding. 

Other Families 117 

of Brownsville, Pa. ; Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Siggins, of Home- 
stead, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kennedy and two sons, 
Edward and Willard, great grandchildren, of West Hickory, 
Pa. The out of town guests were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. 
W. H. Hood, Mrs. R. L. Haslet, of Tionesta; Miss Ida Sig- 
gins, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Siggins, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Turner, 
Mrs. John Myers, Miss Mary Hastings, of Tidioute; Mrs. 
W. H. Ravenscroft, Denver, Col.; Mrs. W. S. Ravenscroft, 
Ridgway,' Pa. ; Mrs. Jane Y. Siggins Barnes, Ripley, N. Y. ; 
Miss Eliza McCrea, Eagle Rock, Pa. ; Mrs. E. Harriet Howe, 
Kansas City, Mo. ; Mr. and Mrs. John Siggins, Warren, Pa. ; 
Dr. Jas. B. Siggins, Miss Mary Alice Siggins, Oil City, Pa. 
Five of those present on Monday also witnessed the first 
wedding, they were Mrs. Jane Siggins Barnes, Mr. John 
Siggins, Mr. A. J. Siggins and Mrs. John Myers. Everyone 
remarked the spirit of sincerity and good feeling which 
prevailed. The pleasure of old and young in greeting each 
other, and the joy of old friends reunited, was good to see. 
But best of all was the happiness of Mr. and Mrs. Siggins 
surviving so many years of wedded life, and the pleasant 
satisfaction of a united family. 

William P. Siggins, one of the oldest and most highly re- 
spected citizens of Forest county, died suddenly at his home 
in West Hickory at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, Oct. 15, 
1917, of heart disease, aged 77 years and 5 months. Mr. 
Siggins was born on May 15, 1840, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
William Siggins, and has been a life-long resident of this 
county. On Aug. 6, 1861, he enlisted in the United States 
service and was discharged at the expiration of his term on 
Sept. 20, 1864, after three years of gallant and noble service. 
Following is the war record of Mr. Siggins: 

He enlisted August 6, 1861, from Forest county, Pa., and 
was mustered into the United States service at Harrisburg, 
as a private to serve for three years in Company G, 83rd 
Regiment, Pa., Volunteer Infantry, under Captains D. S. 
Knox, Geo. Stowe, and M. G. Corey; Colonels John W. Mc- 
Clane, S. Vincent, and S. Woodard. The regiment left the 
state for Washington, D. C, on Sept. 18, of the same year, 

118 ■" SiGGINS AND 

and was on duty at Washington, D. C, until March, 1862, 
moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 10, 1862, attached 
to the 3rd brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the 
Potomac till May, 1862, then the 5th corps. Army of the 
Potomac. He participated in the following engagements: 
Reconnoissance to Big Bethel, Va., March 30, 1862; War- 
wick Road, April 5, 1862; Siege of Yorktown, April 5th to 
May 1st, 1862 ; Hanover Court House May 26, 1862 ; wound- 
ed in chest. Seven Days Battle, June 25 to July 1st, 1862; 
Battle of Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862; Gainesville, June 
27, '62 ; Savage Station June 29, '62 ; Malvern Cliff, June 30, 
'62; Malvern Hill, July 1st, '62; Bull Run, August 30, '62; 
Antietam, Md., September 17, '62; Shepherd's town Ford, 
September 19, '62; Fredricksburg, December 13, '62; Mud 
March, January 20-24, '63; Chancellorsville, Va., May 1-4, 
'63; Gettysburg, July 1-3, '63; Rappahannock Station, No- 
vember 7, '63 ; Mine Run, November 26-28, '63 ; Wilderness, 
Va., May 5-7, '64; Laurel Hill, May 8, '64; Spottsylvania, 
May 8-21, '64; Assault on the Bloody Angle, May 12, '64; 
North Anna River, May 23-26, '64 ; Toppotomby, May 28-31, 
'64; Bethesda Church, May 30 to June 6, '64; Cold Harbor, 
June 1-12, '64; Petersburg, June 15-18, '64; Weldon Rail- 
road, June 20-23, '64; Mine Explosion at Petersburg, Va., 
July 30, '64; Weldon Railroad, August 18-21, '64. Honor- 
ably discharged September 20th, 1864, at Harrisburg, Pa., 
at expiration of term of service. He was promoted to cor- 
poral. He never missed a roll call; was slightly wounded 
twice but able after each battle to report and stack arms. 

At the close of the war Mr. Siggins returned to farm life 
and later engaged as a producer when oil was discovered in 
this section. On November 9, 1864, he was married to Miss 
Elizabeth Walters, of East Hickory, and by this union nine 
children were born, all of whom survive, with the exception 
of William, who died in 1912. Until the time of his death 
Mr. Siggins was unusually active for one of his years at- 
tending personally to all his affairs. On Sunday before his 
death he, with his wife and grandson, visited his sister, Mrs. 
Jane Barnes, of Ripley, N. Y., making the trip by automo- 


Other Families 119 

bile. On Monday he was visited by his brother, Dr. J. B. 
Siggins, of Oil City, who invited him to walk over to an oil 
lease in that vicinity. Mr. Siggins declined, not because of 
his physical condition, but because he desired to make some 
repairs to his motor car. He died a few hours later. Busi- 
ness was suspended and schools closed throughout the after- 
noon and hundreds of persons from the surrounding towns 
visited the home to pay their last tribute to a very dear 
friend. Among those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. 
Perry Smith of Ridgway. Services were conducted at the 
grave by members of the G. A. R., of whom only nine re- 
main. Interment was in the Siggins family cemetery. 

(75). WILLIAM PARKER SIGGINS\ b. at the "Old 
Homestead" in Venago County, Pa., May 15, 1840; d. 
Oct. 15, 1917; m. (by C. S. Richardson, J. P.) November 
9, 1864. 

Elizabeth Ann Walters, b. March 3, 1846, at Church Hill, 
Forest County, Pa. (dau. of Moses and Laura (Barnes) 
Walters; Laura Barnes was born in Vermont). Children: 

114. 1. VIOLETTA Ann Siggins", b. in Venago Coun- 

ty, Pa., September 21, 1865 ; m. in West Hickory, 
D. Corbet Agnew, of Kinzu, Pa., they have three 
children: Alice, Ethel and Clarence. 

115. ii. WILLIAM Walters Siggins^ b. in Venago Coun- 

ty, Pa., December 11, 1868; d. 1912; m. 
Myrtle Burdick, they have one daughter: Eliza- 

116. ill. ISAAC Sigginal^, b. in Forest County, Pa., 

September 15, 1870 ; m. December 23, 1891 : 
Minnie Nurse, b. December 21, 1873. Children: 

117. i. FRED Eugene Siggins', b. September 10, 


118. ii. LENA Mae Siggins\ b. July 29, 1895; d. 

Jan. 21, 1911. 













. LEON Watson Siggins', b. Jan. 26, 1899, \ 
lives in Kelletville. j 

MARY Alice Siggins', b. December 2, 1905. \ 

RUTH Isabelle Siggins", b. August 14, 1907. ' 

. EDITH Minnie Siggins", b. Jan. 12, 1915. \ 

FOREST Eugene Siggins% b. June 8, 1873; in i 

Forest Co., Pa. ; m. ^ 

May Raider; their children are: Ruth, Manly, ' 

Gail and Fern. They live in Fairview, W. Va. | 


124. v. BERTHA Bell Siggins, b. in Forest County, I 

Pa., December 20, 1875 ; m. i 

John Young; their children are: Clara, Floyd, ' 

Marie, Anna, Grace and John. 4 


125. vi. TRUMAN Collins Siggins^ b. in Forest Coun- • 

ty, Pa., May 24, 1877 ; is an Oil Driller ; lives in 
Eldorado, Kans. 

126. vii. EMMA May Siggins«, b. March 6, 1861, in For- 

est Co., Pa., m. Frank Shaw; lives in McKees- 
port, Pa. 

127. viii. PEARL Alphene Siggins% and 

128. ix. EARL Allen Siggins% twins; b. November 20, 


Pearl Alphene Siggins married Frederick Car- 
son; their children are: Goldie, Louis, Jose- 
phine and Pearl. 

Earl Allen Siggins married Julia Elders; no 
children. Lives at Homested, Pa. 

(76) Jane Young Siggins^ b. November 11, 1841 ; d. 
; m. September 12, 1866. 


William Calvin Barnes, of Oneida, N. Y. Their children 

129. i. ALICE C. Barnes^, b. October 1, 1867 ; m. Sep- 
tember 4, 1889. 


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Charles B. Clark, of Buffalo, N. Y. 
Their children were: 

130. i. DONA Virginia Clark", b. June 29, 1890, 

at Hendricks, W. Va. 

131. ii. MARIE Barnes Clark^ b. April 6, 1896, at 

New York City, N. Y. 

132. ii. BERTHA Anna Barnes", b. May 20, 1871, m. 

June 7, 1893, 
G. P. Towns, of Buffalo, N. Y. They have one son : 

133. i. WILSON Henry Towns^ b. Feb. 11, 1890, at 

Rutherford, N. J. 

134. iii. ADELBERT Wilson Barnes«, b. Nov. 15, 1868 ; 

d. April 4, 1870. 

(77). GEORGE W. SIGGINS', b. October 7, 1843; d. 
May. 20, 1911; m. February, 1868. 

Melissa Bean, b. November 21, 1850, dau. of Abraham 
and Nancy (Whitton) Bean. Children: 

135. i. GEORGIANA Siggins«, b. November 18, 1868 ; 

married in 1907: 
Harry A. Walton, and live at Emlenton, N. Y. 
They have one son : 

136. i. JOSEPH Waltons b. 1908. 

137. ii. ELEANOR N. Siggins'=, b. April 11, 1870; m. 


William Merkle, of Tidioute, Pa. Children : 

137a. i. KARL Merkle", b. 1897. 

137b. ii. EDWARD Merkle", b. 1900. 

137c. iii. RALPH Merkle", b. 1905. 

138. iii. ISAAC Plummer Siggins«, b. January 4, 1872 ; 

lives at Perry, N. Y. 


139. iv. DR. GEORGE Siggms^ b. June 22, 1881; m. 


Elsie E. Ross (dau. of O. P. Ross, of Franklin, 
Pa., who is a lineal descendant of the father 
of "Betsey Ross" who made the first United 
States Flag) ; they have one son : 

140. i. GEORGE Siggins, Jr.% b. 1914. 

141. vi. DAISY L. Siggins% b. May 3, 1883; m. Octo- 

ber 5, 1911: 

George L. Nelson, of Tidioute, Pa. They have one j 
son : 'i 


142. i. GEORGE L. Nelson, Jr., b. 1912. ■ 

|e Other Families 123 


John Bean (1), the progenitor of the family in Penn- 
sylvania, first appears in the town of Exeter, New Hamp- 
shire, where he was granted land in 1660; it is said that 
his first wife died on the ship coming to America, and 
that they had one daughter Mary; he married 2nd, Mar- 
garet, who was a fellow passenger; she joined the church 
in Hampton, 1671 ; and as "goodwife Bean" was among 
those dismissed in 1698, "in order to their being incorpo- 
rated unto a church state in Exter." She was a member 
in 1705, and died before 1718; John Bean died between 
January 24 and February 8, 1718; he divided his property 
among his children before his death and left no will; chil- 
dren were : John, who died young ; Henry, Daniel, Samuel, 
John, Margaret, James, Jeremy, Elizabeth and Catherine. 

One of his descendants was the founder of the Pennsyl- 
vania family. 

Abraham Bean, born January 5, 1828; died February 3, 
1882, and is buried at East Hickory, Forest County, Pa. ; he 
was a well known and successful lumberman; a member 
of the Free Methodist Church and a republican ; he married 
before 1848: 

Nancy Whitton, a native of New Jersey. 

Children : 

1. FAYETTE Bean^ m. Judson Clark. 

ii. *MELISSA Bean^ m. George W. Siggins (No. 77) 

iii. ALBERT Bean', a preacher, m. Flora Patterson, 
and went to Alaska. 

iv. HENRIETTA Bean% d. young. 


V. ELLEN Bean^ m. Matthew McCray. 

vi. WARREN Bean", m. Delia Keiffer, lives in the 
State of Washington. 

vii. BELLE Bean% m. William Hall. 

viii. LAURA Bean^ m. Simon Metzgar. ^ 

ix. LINCOLN Bean% d. young. 

X. MARY Bean% d. young. 

xi. IDA Bean-', d. young. 

xii. ALICE Bean% d. young. 

xiii. KIRK Bean% lives in Delavv^are, Oklahoma. 

(52). Nathaniel Hood Siggins, of Forest, Co., Penn- 
sylvania, was one of the early pioneers of the old Siggins 
stock, — an exhorter and a born leader of men. He mar- 
ried Emmaline Harriett Range, who was a most estimable 
woman, a helpmate in the truest sense of the word, at all 

Four of his sons grew to manhood. Nathaniel Simpson, 
his fourth son, was one of the first to enlist when the 
call came for volunteers for the Civil War; he served his 
country well for three years ; he was serving in the capacity 
of a musician, having a decided talent for the use of the 
fife and drum and he loved martial music and folk songs, 
and was always ready to do his part in caring for his 
wounded companions. He carried his brother James from 
the battlefield on one occasion at the risk of his own life. 
He did much to keep up the spirits of his comrades; his 
fund of wit and humor seemed inexaustible. His letters 
to his betrothed, Amanda M. Switzer, whom he married 
at the close of the war, were models of poetic composition, 
portraying the pathetic and tragic incidents of his daily 
life at the front. His stories and poems written for the 
local papers were of genuine literary merit. 

Other Families 125 

Nathaniel Hood Siggins was a good neighbor and true 
friend and will be greatly missed in the community where 
he had lived so many years. He died in 1874, in Harmony, 
New York. 

His wife Harriett, belonged to a staunch Puritan New 
England family and was noble and self-sacrificing to a re- 
markable degree, continuing in good works until she was 
called home, March 9, 1852. 



The Daughters of the American Revolution are endeavor- 
ing to place metal markers at the graves of every Revolu- 
tionary soldier in the country. 

On Saturday Mr. John Siggins of Tidioute, came here 
and placed one of these markers at the grave of the only 
soldier of the Revolutionary War, buried in Riverside Ceme- 
tery (Tionesta, Pa.). 

The marker bears the following inscriptions: 
"John Range, 1st Lieutenant, commissioned April 5, 1778." 

Mr. Siggins is a great-grandson of the deceased. The 
marker is about the size of a dinner plate, circular in form, 
and around the edge are thirteen stars representing the 
original thirteen states, for w^hose independence thousands 
of patriots, like Mr. Range, suffered great privations and 
gave up their lives, that future generations might enjoy 
the blessings of a free country. 

Mr. S. D. Irwin furnishes the following additional par- 
ticulars concerning Lieutenant Range : 

For his services in the Revolution he secured a land 
warrant taken out in the name of his eldest son, Shallas 
Range. The lottery warrant for the land was number 511, 
dated May 15th, 1785, included 258 acres. In 1808 he ex- 
amined the land with other soldiers, and in 1816, located 
with his family at Tionesta. He came from Adams Co., 

He selected the land now occupied by Tionesta Borough, 
called Sa-qua-lin-get, which is interpreted "Place of Coun- 
cil," being just above the mouth of Tubbs Run, and run- 
ning thence as declared in the final survey and patent, "by 
the base of Mount Ararat." This piece so selected embraced 

Other Families 127 

all of the bottom land, from above Tubbs Run to the south 
line of what is now known as the Lawrence farm, crossing 
of course Tionesta creek. Although the warrant and sur- 
vey was to John Range, the patent was for some reason 
issued to his son Shallos Range, but Shallos dying a young 
man and unmarried, he received the land as Shallos' heir. 

John Range then did the first draining ever done on the 
place, and on quite an extensive scale, too; he cut a heavy 
ditch from a swamp which started on what is now Williams 
street, just below where it crosses Helen street. The 
head of the swamp was filled up by Jacob M. Kepler a few 
years ago, he graded the small blufi" on the back end of his 
lots off and that obliterated every trace of the swamp, but 
the Range ditch, which extended from the swamp men- 
tioned down the flat to the back channel, near Canf ield's, is 
traceable in many places to this day, and but a few years 
ago, near the upper end of it, wild cherry trees had grown 
up that were about 12 to 18 inches in diameter, just back of 
where Harvey M. Foreman now lives. This ditch was a 
fine piece of engineering and cut through three small 
swamps and emptied their contents for the most part into 
the back channel of the river as stated. It is said that 
Lieutenant Range got some of his ideas of draining while 
with the Revolutionary army on duty at Yorktown, Va., 
where he assisted in draining the low lands and marshes 
about that place, when Washington's army occupied the 
same. It is evident no better nor easier ground could 
have been selected, and the lower end of this ditch is easily 
traced to-day, and is utilized. Range before his death 
divided his farm, Sa-qua-lin-get, into two nearly equal parts, 
by a line beginning on the river at the old red oak tree, 
near the Shriver place, and extending easterly to his east 
line on the hill. The north half went to his son John, Jr., 
and the lower part to his son James. James in his lifetime 
sold out to various parties, and some relatives, while John 
sold his entire part to Rev. Hezekiah May, who died pos- 
sessed of the same July 4, 1843. It should here be men- 
tioned that Lieutenant Range selected a place for his 
grave and that of his wife, just back of what is now F. C. 


Proper's barn, on a little knoll, and in his deed to May, 
John Range, Jr., reserves "one rod square where the par- 
ents of first party lies buried." A barn being erected, it 
became an unsightly place for the burial of a revoluationary 
patriot and his wife, and so arrangements were made by 
H. M. Foreman, who had purchased a lot which included 
the square rod reserve, with the numerous relatives and 
decendants of the patriot, to purchase a beautiful lot on a 
knoll in Riverside Cemetery, and their dust was removed 
there at the expense of Mr. Foreman, with the consent of 
the wide circle of relatives. John Range in his early days, 
was a miller near Gettysburg, Adams Co., Pa., and John 
and William P. Siggins, two of his descendants, went on a 
pilgrimage to the mill of their eminent ancestor, and it was 
with great joy that they found old settlers who had tra- 
ditions of him, but what delighted them more was to find 
the old mill itself with his name cut in the stone undoubted- 
ly by his own hand. 

John Range served through the great struggle for inde- 
pendence, was commissioned First Lieutenant of 5th com- 
pany of 4th battalion, York County, Pa., militia, April 5th, 
1778. He is justly called the first white settler east of the 
Allegheny in the present bounds of Forest County, Pa. He 
first came out prospecting to view this land, establishing a 
farm at what is now Tionesta, this was in the year 1816. 
He was a native of Pennsylvania ; after the war was over 
he settled in Adams County, where being successful in 
his business he acquired considerable property. 

In Hon. S. D. Irvin's History of Forest County, he says : 
"Jacob Shriner says that Lieut. John Range was born in 
the eastern part of Pennsylvania, in 1746, and died in 
Tionesta in 1826, aged 80 years." You will find reference 
in the Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 14, 
page 513. 

Copy of a Deed From Lieut. John Range. 
Dated Dec. 13, 1805. 

"John Range and Mandlin (Shallos) his wife of Mount 

Other Families 129 

Pleasant Township in the county of Adams, Pa., to Fred- 
erick Myers, Sr., of Berwick Township, Adams Co., Pa., 190 
acres & 83 perches and all of Pattent dated Jan 22, 1767 
Granted by Thomas Penn and Richard Penn Esqra, Pro- 
priators and Governors in Chief of the Province of Penn- 
sylvania to Theobalt Shallos & his heirs and Assigns. Pat- 
ent recorded in the office for Recording of deeds for the 
City and County of Philadelphia, in Patent Book, A. D. 
Vol & Page 169 Reference thereto being had may more 
full appear and the said Theobalt Shallos by his last will 
and testament being dated the 5th day of Sept 1788, did 
give and bequeathe the same to Mandlin party hereto in 
the words following "Viz" Also I leave and bequeathe unto 
my daughter Mandlin, intermarried with John Range my 
Plantation that I live on, and the mill on said place to her, 
her Heirs and assigns for ever, the said last will and 
Testament remaining in the Registers office in York, for 
the County of York, may more at large appear, together 
with all and singular the Houses out houses buildings barns 
stables Gardens Orchards Medow ways woods water. Water 
courses Mills Mill Work and improvements rights liberties 
privileges lights Easments improvements hariditments and 
appertances whatsoever to the said tract of land belonging 
or in any wise appertaining and the revisions and re- 
mainders rents issues and profits thereof." 

(Signed) John Range. 

Mandlin — X — Range, 

Witness in presence of) 
Peter Marshall. ) 

George Kuhn. ) Acknowledged Dec 13th, 1805. 

This land is located on Little Consewago Creek near New 
Oxford, Adams County, Pa., so says John Siggins, who 
visited the property with his brother, William P. Siggins, 
about 1900. 


The old Grist j\Iill was built by Theobalt Shallos in 1747. 

( "Tha. Frank en Taller ) 
( 1747 Mill Pild bei ) 
( Deobalt Sholas." ) 

The above is a copy of the inscription that I found cut in 
large letters in a large stone placed over the main entrance 
to the Mill. The Mill was originally built of stone, but 
had burned down in Sept., 1888, and was rebuilt in Oct., 
1888, and the old stone tablet had been replaced over the 
door of the rebuilt Mill as the fire had not injured the in- 
scription. On the corner stone of the old Saw-Mill I found 
this date and letters : "1795. I. R." On the one hundredth 
anniversary of the settlement of Tionesta the Range family 
held a Reunion, at which time a bronze tablet to the mem- 
ory of John Range was dedicated. 



Jane Simpson, b. 1761. 
Children : 

i. WILLIAM Hunters b. Dec. 25, 1794; d. Jan. 29,] 
1879 ; m. Aug. 6, 1816. 
Sarah Range, b. March 27, 1800; d. March 5, 1878; 
a dau. of Lieut. John, Jr., and Nancy (Myers) 
Range. Lieut. John Range, Sr., served in the 
Revolutionary War, b. 1746, d. 1826 in Tionesta, 
Pa. Children of William and Sarah (Range) 

(50) i. JANE Hunters b. Aug. 7, 1817; m. Feb. 19, 
1838, William Siggins (No. 50). She died March 
20, 1870. 

ii. HANNAH Hunter'. 


Other Families 131 

iii. HARRIET Hunter^ d. young. 

iv. JOHN Hunter. 

V. JAMES Hunter', of Mill Village, Pa., m. 
Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth (Allender) Mc- 
Grory, widow, dau. of Joseph Allender 
(No. 1077). 

vi. MOSES Hunter^ 

vii. ELLEN Hunter'. 

viii. GEORGE Hunter, m. Adaline . 

ix. WILLIAM Hunter, Jr. 




National No.— 33563. 

(76) JANE Young Siggins, born in West Hickory, Pa. ; 
wife of Wilson C. Barnes ; daughter of Judge Wil- 
iam Siggins and Jane Hunter, his wife; grand- 
daughter of William Hunter and Sarah Range, his 
wife; gr-granddaughter of John Range, Jr., and 
Mary Myers, his wife; gr-gr-granddaughter of 
Lieut. John Range and Mandlin Shalos, his wife; 
Lieut. John Range, b. 1746 ; d. 1826 ; Tionesta, Pa. 
Was Lieut. 5th Co., York County, Pennsylvania, 
Revolutionary War. 
National No. — 33565. 

(101) CLARA Carter Siggins, born in West Hickory, Pa.; 
wife of Edgar Warren Stebbins, of Ripley, N. Y. ; 
daughter of Judge John Siggins and Clarissa Mar- 
tin Carter, his wife ; granddaughter of Judge Wil- 


liam Siggins and Jane Hunter, his wife; (other 
ancestors same as above). j 

National No.— 33566. I 

(135) GEORGIANA Siggins, born in Tidioute, Pa.; wife j 

of Harry A. Walton, of Elmenton, N. Y. ; daughter j 

of George Wilson Siggins and Melissa Bean, his 'i 

wife; granddaughter of Judge William Siggins \ 

and Jane Hunter, his wife; (other ancestors same ; 
as above). 
National No.— 33567. 

(80) ALICE New Siggins, born in West Hickory, Pa.; 
daughter of Andrew Jackson Siggins and Emily 
Neil, his wife; granddaughter of Judge William 
Siggins and Jane Hunter, his wife ; (other an- 
cestors same as above) . 

ty, Pennsylvania; b. May 15, 1807, in Venango County, 
Penn. ; d. May 2, 1874, in Harmony, N. Y. ; m. June 7, 
1832, in Venango County. 'i 

Emeline Harriet Range, dau. of (Lieut. John Range, a ! 
soldier in the Revolutionary War); b. July 22, 1813; d. 
March 9, 1852. Children: M 

143. i. MARY Jane Siggins^ -^ 

b. June 23, 1833 ; in Forest County, Pa. 
d. Mar. 12, 1858; 
m. May 17, 1855; 
John Hatten Siggins (No. 759). 

144.* ii. WILLIAM Young Siggins% 

b. December 15, 1834 ; in Forest County, Pa. 
d. March 14, 1904 ; 
m. May 15, 1861 ; in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Hannah Melinda Allender (1082), b. July 2, 1832. 

145. iii. GEORGE Hood Siggins\ 

b. June 16, 1837; d. March 1852. 

Other Families 133 

146. iv. JAMES Patterson Siggins'', known as "Pat." 

b. September 8, 1839; 

d. October 21, 1912; m. 1st, Jan. 28, 1864; 
Ptachel Henderson ; m. 2nd., 
Sarah Braden. 

They had one daughter: 

147. i. GERTRUDE Siggins", who died young. 

148.* V. NATHANIEL Simpson Siggins% 
b. August 8, 1841 ; 

d. January 26, 1893, in Bradford, Pa. 
m. January 1, 1865 ; 
Amanda M. Switzer, b. Nov., 1839 ; d. May 9, 1912. 

149.* vi. JOHN Wesley Siggins^ 

b. August 4, 1843, at Stewart's Run, Forest Co., 
Pa.; m. April 28, 1864; 
Jennie Clark, b. January 18, 1845, in Scotland. 

150. vii. MARGARET Mariannie Siggins% 

b. December 3, 1845 ; 
d. April 30, 1874; 

m. January 9, 1865 ; 
Benjamin A. Smith, who was killed at the battle 

of Hatcher's Run, September 6, 1865 ; m. 2nd, 
Alfred Allender (No. 1083), and had: 

151. i. LEONA Allender, b. 18. . ; m. 

Edward Birchard, of Cambridge Springs, Pa. 


b. April 18, 1848; 
d. November 18, 1906 ; m. 
Lucy Watkins, of Steuben County, N. Y. 
Children : 

153. i. ELBERT Siggins«, lives at Woodfield, Ohio; 

' has four sons. 



liam Siggins and Jane Hunter, his wife; (other 
ancestors same as above) . 
National No.— 33566. 

(185) GEORGIANA Siggins, born in Tidioute, Pa.; wife 
of Harry A. Walton, of Elmenton, N. Y. ; daughter 
of George Wilson Siggins and Melissa Bean, his 
wife; granddaughter of Judge William Siggins 
and Jane Hunter, his wife; (other ancestors same 
as above). 
National No.— 33567. 

(80) ALICE New Siggins, born in West Hickory, Pa.; 
daughter of Andrew Jackson Siggins and Emily 
Neil, his wife; granddaughter of Judge William 
Siggins and Jane Hunter, his wife : (other an- 
cestors same as above) . 

ty, Pennsylvania; b. May 15, 1807, in Venango County, 
Penn. ; d. May 2, 1874, in Harmony, N. Y. ; m. June 7, 
1832, in Venango County. 

Emeline Harriet Range, dau. of (Lieut. John Range, a 
soldier in the Revolutionary War) ; b. July 22, 1813 ; d. 
March 9, 1852. Children: 

143. i. MARY Jane Siggins% 

b. June 23, 1833 ; in Forest County, Pa. 
d. Mar. 12, 1858 ; 
m. May 17, 1855; 
John Hatten Siggins (No. 759). 

144.* ii. WILLIAM Young Siggins% 

b. December 15, 1834 ; in Forest County, Pa. 
d. March 14, 1904 ; 
m. May 15, 1861 ; in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Hannah Melinda Allender (1082), b. July 2, 1832. 

145. iii. GEORGE Hood Siggins^ 

b. June 16, 1837; d. March 1852. 



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146. iv. JAMES Patterson Siggins-', known as "Pat." 

b. September 8, 1839; 

d. October 21, 1912; m. 1st, Jan. 28, 1864; 
Rachel Henderson; m. 2nd., 
Sarah Braden. 

They had one daughter: 

147. i. GERTRUDE Siggins", who died young. 

148.* V. NATHANIEL Simpson Siggins"', 
b. August 8, 1841 ; 

d. January 26, 1893, in Bradford, Pa. 
m. January 1, 1865; 
Amanda M. Switzer, b. Nov., 1839 ; d. May 9, 1912. 

149.* vi. JOHN Wesley Siggins% 

b. August 4, 1843, at Stewart's Run, Forest Co., 
Pa.; m. April 28, 1864; 
Jennie Clark, b. January 18, 1845, in Scotland. 

150. vii. MARGARET Mariannie Siggins% 

b. December 3, 1845 ; 
d. April 30, 1874; 

m. January 9, 1865 ; 
Benjamin A. Smith, who was killed at the battle 

of Hatcher's Run, September 6, 1865 ; m. 2nd, 
Alfred Allender (No. 1083), and had: 

151. i. LEONA Allender, b. 18. . ; m. 

Edward Birchard, of Cambridge Springs, Pa. 


b. April 18, 1848; 
d. November 18, 1906; m. 
Lucy Watkins, of Steuben County, N. Y. 
Children : 

153. i. ELBERT Siggins«, lives at Woodfield, Ohio; 

' has four sons. 



154. ii. LUELLA Siggins% lives at Glen Willard, Pa. 

m. Bailey. 

Children : 

i. LEONA May Bailey', b. Mar. 24, ■ 

1893. . I 

ii. GEORGE Melton Bailey', b. Mar. 27, i 

1895. I 

iii. JOSEPH Wilson Bailey^ b. Dec. 8, ; 

1901. i 

155. iii. ANNIE Siggins^ . I 

156. ix. ANNIE May Siggins% b. December 19th, 1851, ; 

at Stewarts Run, Venango County, Pa., m. i 
April 3rd, 1873. f 

Capt. Peter Grace, (C. W.), now resides at Robin- ] 
son. 111. (Capt. Peter Grace died March 17, \ 
1914, he was a son of Michael and Marcella j 
Grace, he was born March 28, 1845). j 

Children: "^ 

157. i. GERTRUDE Anna Grace^ b. January 18th, ' 

1874, at Parkers Landing, Pa., attended 
schools at Jamestown, New York, and j 
graduated from Miss Brown's School, New < 
York City. Married September 26th, 1899, j 
to Richard Everitt Dwight of New York j 
City, where they now reside, and where ' 
Mr. Dwight is a law partner of Chas. ; 
Evans Hughes, presidential candidate of | 
the Republican party in the election of , 
1916. (Richard E. Dwight is a son of M. j 
E. and Helen Kirby Dwight.) 

158. ii. CHARLES Summer Grace^ b. May 24th, 

1875, at Karnes City, Butler County, Pa., 
attended schools at Jamestown, N. Y., 
Peekskill Military School and Lafayette 
College, at Easton, Pa. Served in the 
Spanish-American War, 1898. Married 
June 9th, 1909 ; Mary Ann Harper, dau. of 
James Meredith and Francis Isabella Har- 












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per, of Marietta, Ohio. Now resides at 
Robinson, 111., where he is engaged in the 
oil business with his mother. 

Captain Peter Grace was born in Ireland, March 18, 1845 
and came to America when three years of age. Like many 
others of our foreign born citizens, when the life of the 
nation was threatened, he answered the call to arms of his 
adopted country and in 1861, when a mere boy, enlisted in 
Company E, of the 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers as a pri- 
vate, and received his honorable discharge in July, 1865, 
as the captain of his company. 

In this service he participated in all the battles and hard- 
ships in which his regiment engaged and suffered during 
the four years of enlistment, and by valor and bravery on 
the field of action, won advancement until he reached the 
comm.and of his company. 

At the "Battle of the Wilderness," May 5, 1864, his con- 
duct was distinguished by special acts of bravery and valor, 
for which, thirty years later, Congress by special act 
awarded him a Medal of Honor. Those who knew Captain 
Grace say no such tribute was ever more worthily be- 

After the war he located at Pitthole, Vanango County, 
Pennsylvania, where he, as one of the pioneers of a new 
industry, engaged in the oil business which he continued 
until his death. He had the reputation of discovering 
more new oil fields and expending more money in their 
development than any other man. At least two of the 
fields opened by him were record breakers for that time. 
These were the Murdock, Pa. field, and the Cherry Grove, 
Pa. field, which was opened with a big gusher on Sec. 646, 
which figures are remembered by every pioneer oil man in 
the county. 

Captain Grace was a generous, big hearted, true and hon- 
orable man. He was ever ready to extend a helping hand 
to those in need and was ever thinking of good he could do 
to others. Few men came nearer living to the Golden Rule 
as their life principle. He was a member of the Military 

136 SiGGINS AND ] 

Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and was 

a thirty-second degree Mason. | 

The death of Captain Grace occurred at 6:20 a. m., Fri- \ 

day, March 17th, 1914, after a brief illness of pneumonia. I 

He is survived by a widow, one son, Charles Grace, of ] 

this city, and one daughter, Mrs. R. E. Dwight, of New i 

York City. Mr. Dwight was a law partner of ex-Governor j 
Hughes of New York. 

Funeral services were conducted at the family residence, 
108 N. Robb Street, at 3 p. m., Saturday, by Rev. J. D. 
Shaddrick of the M. E. Church. Most magnificent floral 
offerings were contributed by friends and orders to which | 
he belonged, as tokens of their esteem. A cortege of over | 
five hundred men, mostly old soldiers, oil operators and i 
oil workers, accompanied the body to the train whence it '. 
was taken to Washington, D. C, for interment in the Na- j 
tional Cemetery at Arlington, where it was laid to rest with j 
military honors. 

The history of the Congressional Medal of Honor dates 
from 1862, when it v/as apparent that the civil war was 
bound to call forth many instances of extreme bravery 
which deserved extraordinary and lasting reward. The 
idea of such a decoration, however, originated with Gen. 
George Washington, who in 1782 established the honorary 
badge of military merit as a mark for distinguished con- 
duct in the Revolution. 

The original resolution of Congress relative to medals 
approved in 1862 authorized the President to cause to be 
prepared a large number of medals and to direct that they 
be presented in the name of Congress "to such non-com- 
missioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish 
themselves by their gallantry in action during the present 

In the following year provision was made to extend the 
award of the medal to officers. 

It was not until 1897 that regulations definitely enun- 


















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elating the conditions under which the medal should be 
awarded were promulgated. They emphasized the diffi- 
culty of winning the decoration and the great honor attach- 
ing to its possession. 

In order that the Congressional Medal of Honor may be 
deserved, service must have been performed in action of 
such conspicuous character as to clearly distinguish the 
man for gallantry and intrepidity above his comrades, ser- 
vice that involved extreme jeopardy of life or the perform- 
ance of extraordinarily hazardous duty. In other words, 
the Medal of Honor is a medal for super-heroes, for men 
who not only risk their lives in some extraordinary way, 
but who display such intelligence in the action that it 
stands out as something apart from conduct in the line of 
duty. Executive orders prescribe the way in which the 
medal may be gained. Recommendations for the medal 
will be judged by this standard of extraordinary merit, 
and incontestible proof of performance of the service will 
be exacted. 

Among the men who have earned the Medal of Honor 
are Gen. Leonard Wood, Gen. J. Franklin Bell, Gen. W. H. 
Carter, Gen. Albert L. Mills, Gen. Earnest A. Garlington, 
Gen. Hugh Scott, the late Gen. Frederick Funston and the 
late Admiral George Dewey. 

(144) WILLIAM YOUNG SIGGINS', b. December 14, 
1835 , at Tionesta, Pa., d. March 15, 1904, at Tidioute, Pa. ; 
m. May 1861, at Stewarts Run, Pa. 

Hannah Malinda Allender (1196). See Allender family, 
b. July 2, 1834, at Stewarts Run, Pa. Children: 

159. i. Dr. JACOB Siggins", b. December 13, 1863, at 

Tidioute, Pa.; married three times, his third 
wife was living in 1912. Children: 

160. i. EARL Sigginss 

161. ii. RALPH Sigginss 

162. iii. CLYDE Siggins\ 

163. ii. ELIZABETH Anne Siggins«, b. May 10, 1866, 

at Stewarts Run, Pa.; m. Sept. 3, 1885, at 
Stewarts Run, Pa. 





Joseph Clark Scowden, b. Oct. 11, 1857, at Mead- 
ville. Pa. Children: I 

164. i. FLORA Leona Scowden^ b. June 16, 1886; '\ 

m. December 22, 1908; ; 

Albert William Zahnleiter, a civil engineer, I 

b. 1885, at New Britian, Conn. Children: \ 

164a. i. ANNE Jane Zahnleiter*, b. Oct. 19, 1909. i 

164b. ii. ALBERT William Zahnleiter^ b. Apr. , 

11, 1913. I 

164c. iii. BERTHA Emma Zahnleiter\ b. Aug. 22, s 

1915. 4 

165. ii. MARY Essie Scowden", b. April 14, 1889. ! 

166. iii. BERTHA Elizabeth Scowden", b. May 29, j 

1892. I 


1841, at Tionesta, Pa.; d. January 26, 1893, at Bradford, i 
Pa. ; m. "" .■':■:{ 

Amanda M. Switzer, b. November 1839 ; d. May 9, ] 

1912. Children: 

167. i. ESTELLA May Siggins«, b. May 6, 1864; m. 

June 22, 1885 ; 
Walter Scott Churchill, of Kansas City, Mo., b. 

June , 1855 ; (a son of Henry and Caroline 

(McMasters) Churchill). Children: 

168. LEATHA Estell Churchill", b. June 23, 1893. 

169. ii. HARRY Scott Siggins% Manager of the "Sig- 

gins Stock Company." He is known from coast j 
to coast as a talented actor, in high class vaude- 
ville plays. 
PERCY Wallace Siggins^ b. March 18, 1879, 
at Branford, Pa. j 

MERTA E. Siggins«, b. March 27, 1882; m. ] 

, 1893; I 

William Fossel Noxon, of Bradford, Pa. Children: j 

i. NANCY Alice Noxon", b. October 12, 1911. | 
ii. WILLIAM Fossel Noxon, Jr.^ \ 



































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The first of the name to settle in America was: 

Lieut. William Churchill, who settled in Manhattan. 

(He is supposed to have been a son of Joseph Churchill, 
a London merchant who traded with Salem). 

One of his children was buried in the first grave in Trin- 
ity Church Yard. 

WILLIAM CHURCHILL, he was a lieutenant in the 
army of King James II. He m. in 1672, Susannah Bray- 
ser. Their children were: Annie, b. in Trinity; Charles, 
Richard, Robert and Edward. 

EDWARD CHURCHILL, b. 1679; m. Wintje Rydor, a 
Quakeress ; their children were : Alice, John, b. 1718 ; Anne, 
Lavina and Robert. 

JOHN CHURCHILL, b. 1718; m. 1st Hannah Hinkel, 
2nd Rebecca Sundred ; their children were : Isaac, b. 1758 ; 
Pheobe; Jonas; Henry; Benjamin; Mary. 

ISAAC CHURCHILL, b. 1758; m. Nancy Phillips; their 
children were : Rebecca ; Catherine ; John S., b. 1784 ; Isaac ; 
Nancy; Polly; Benjamin Phillips; Katherine; Henry. 

JOHN S. CHURCHILL, b. 1784; m. Anna Neeley; their 
children were: Morgan Neeley; Henry Mortimer; Susan; 
Reuben; Mary; Catherine; John. 

line McMasters ; their children were : Demarius ; Anne ; 
Frank; George; Walter Scott, b. 1855; Rossell; Lillie; 
Katie; Herman. 

(167) WALTER SCOTT CHURCHILL, b. 1855; m. 
Estell May Siggins. 


ISAAC CHURCHILL, b 1758; served in the Revolu- 
tionary War, in Abraham Brinkerhoff's Regiment. (N. Y. 
in the Rev. p-136). 

Neeley (Mrs. John S. Churchill), vv^as a lieut. in the Orange 
County Militia, in the Revolutionary War. N. Y. in the 
Rev. War. p-161. 

Ref. The Churchill Family in America, by Gardner A. 

The history of the Churchill family of England dates 
back to the time of the Norman Conquest. The name is 
derived from the town Courcil, in Lorraine, France. The 
surname has been spelled Coucelle, Courcil, Cuchell, Cher- 
cile, Churchil, Churchall, Churchell, and Churchill, the last 
being the one generally accepted for many generations in 
England and America. The Churchill coat-of-arms is: 
Sable a lion rampant argent debruised with a bendlet 
gules. Eight generations of the Churchill family have 
been Dukes of Marlborough. The first Duke was John 
Churchill, born May 24, 1650, at Ase, Devonshire, son of 
Sir Winston Churchill, of Wiltshire whose mother was a 
Winston. The present Duke, the eighth, Richard John 
Churchill, married Consuelo Vanderbilt, of New York 
City. Winston Churchill, an author and m.ember of par- 
liament, is grand-son of the seventh duke, and son of Sir 
Randolph Churchill. It is likely that the American Pion- 
eers of the seventeenth century were of the same stock. 
Colonel William Churchill came to Virginia about 1672 
from Wilton, Middlesex county; was a member of the Vir- 
nia council in 1705 ; died 1710 ; and from his son Amiistead 
is descended the Churchills of Virginia. It is of interest 
to note that the daughter of Colonel William married 
Thomas Randolph, in 1710. This and further records of 
the Churchill family of New England will be found in the 
second volume of "Historic Homes and Places and Genea- 
logical and Personal Memoirs relating to the families of 
Middlesex county, Massachusetts, prepared under the super- 
vision of William Richard Cutter A. M. 

Other Families 141 

(149) JOHN WESLEY SIGGINS', of Bradford, Pa., 
b. August 4, 1843, at Stewarts Run, Forest County, Pa., 
m. April 28, 1864, in Forest County, Pa. 

Jennie Clark, b. January 18, 1845, in Scotland. Children : 

173. i. ROBINA Emeline Siggins^ b. June 13, 1865, 

in Pithole, Pa.; d. January 29, 1898; m. June 
23, 1891. 
Martin J. Lowe. Their home was in Bradford, 
Pa. They had one son: 

174. i. MARTIN J. Lowe, Jr.s b. March 16, 1892. 

175. ii. HERBERT Clark Siggins", b. December 30, 

1870; d. July 16, 1873. 

176. iii. PEARL Louise Siggins«, b. August 27, 1875; 

m. June 21, 1904, in Bradford, Pa. 
Charles Stratton Smiley, b. September 3, 1861, in 
Franklin, Venango County, Pa.; d. August 13, 
1915, in Clarksburg, W. Va. Son of William 
M., b. September 12, 1811, and Jane Kinnear 
Smiley, b. March 18, 1820. Children: 

177. i. JANE Louise Smiley", b. May 8, 1905. 

178. ii. RUTH Kinnear Smiley', b. March 8, 1907. 

178a. iii. HELEN Bushnell Smiley", b. November 6, 




"At his home in Harmony Township, Forest Co., Pa., 
at 10 o'clock p. m. on Friday the 20th day of August, 
1875 George Simpson Siggins, aged 66 years. 

Deceased was the father of nine children, one son and 
eight daughters, these and his wife survive him. We are 
unable to do justice to our friend, and will not attempt it. 


In the language of the lines he knew so well, and which 
are descriptive of his character: 

"A wit's a feather, and a chiefs a rod; 
An honest man's the work of God." 

He was a lover of bees; Hiiber himself could not have 
been more delighted with their kingdom; he was as much 
a naturalist as Audubon or Lord Byron, "With nature's 
self he seemed an old acquaintance, free to jest." He ful- 
filled in his life the imaginary good man of the poet Pope. 

"Who noble ends by noble means attains. 
That man is great, in exile or in chains; 
Like good Aurelius, let him reign or bleed — 
Like Socrates, that man is great indeed." 

There is no doubt that he knew more of Scotland's great | 
poet, Burns, than any other man in this section. He re- 
velled over the quaintness of "Tam o' Shanter," he was 
contemplative over "Man Was Made to Mourn." 

"He was a man, take him for all in all, 

We ne'er shall look upon his like again." 

"He was the noblest Roman of them all." 

In brief, he had a heart overflowing with all the elements] 
of human kindness. His countenance and manner de- 
noted one of nature's true noblemen. The blood of his' 
ancestors spoke through his countenance as it were. He | 
used Anglo Saxon with great power. Vice he handled !" 
without gloves. Yet he was true and right, just and gen- , l 
erous. The poor marked him as their friend, they mourn i, 
the loss of their benefactor. tp>| 

May his sleep be sweet. His memory is fragrant as the i 
flowers of spring time, and the calm consideration is left " 
to his stricken friends that he died in the summer, full of ^ 
hope. M ' 


Other Families 143 

"Truth, Love and Mercy, in triumph descending. 
While nature all glowing like Eden's first bloom, 
On the cold cheek of death smiles and roses are blending, 
And Beauty immortal awakes from the tomb." 

He was a passionate lover of Nature and saw God in 
the woods, in the fields, -and flowers. He noticed all the 
curious little things that many pass by, always coming in 
from his walks, with curious plants, specimens, Indian 
relics, etc., many of which are now in museums, given to 
them by him. He was a good man, one who enjoyed the 
felicity of this world with all his heart, and we know that 
he has entered into an ever-abiding City of Rest, where 
we are sure he will be happy forever. He was a type of 
Leigh Hunt's, 'Abou Ben Adhem,' for he loved his fellow 

From the "Forest Press," Saturday, August 28, 1875. 




In 1858, June 7th to 11th, there came upon the fields 
of heading wheat, rye, corn and potatoes, the clover fields, 
gardens and forests, a blighting freeze ; every green grow- 
ing thing was killed, ice was frozen on all vegetation, each 
clover leaf had a film of ice ; the sun came out in full rad- 
iance on the morning of the 11th, that was the freeze that 
struck the river valleys; when the ice melted every green 
thing wilted down, as though scalded. 

I remember the woe that was expressed on my fathers 
face as he saw the result of his labor all destroyed; there 
was no rebellion against the providence he could not under- 
stand. He said: Alas! Alas! a few times and then the 
Lord gave him courage to plan for himself and his neigh- 
bors; Mother was his wise and patient counsellor; this 


was the year of the discovery of oil by drilling. Father 
had bought two tracts of land ; he still had a few payments 
to make, that year he leased to the oil men and had a 
plentiful income; in a few days he decided to plov/ up his 
ruined grain fields, and sow buckwheat, plant corn, and 
gardens which matured — the farms back from the river 
had the greatest losses, in many cases they had no seed to 
replant. Father sold them buckwheat and other seed they 
desired at the selling price before the frost, and those 
with no money, he gave or trusted them for pay — and he 
and mother generously gave them garden seeds. 

My father and his brothers were loyal union m.en dur- 
ing the civil war; he and mother had nine nephews and 
three young cousins who enlisted and went to the war — 
all but one of them were intimate visitors at our home, 
that was Porter Siggins, of Youngsville. I will give the 
names of the soldier boys : 

The cousins were: Porter Siggins, Fletcher Dawson, 
and Charles Connely. Nephews: William Dawson, George 
Richardson, John Allender, William Ross Dawson, William 
Parker Siggins, James Patterson Siggins, Simpson Sig- 
gins, and Wilson Siggins. By marriage: Capt. Benja- 
min A. Smith, whose wife was Margaret Mariannie Sig- 

Those who died in the war were: Capt. Benjamin A. 
Smith, Porter Siggins, Fletcher Dawson, Charles Connely 
and William Dawson. 

Father, his brothers and his Scotch friends were all 
readers of the New York Tribune, Philadelphia and Pitts- 
burg papers, many of father's friends who were not so 
fortunate, came often to him for the news; he was cast in 
the prophetic mold ; one thing that I well remember, though 
but a little child, was his recital of the Crimean war news, 
and enlightenment of its problems; later the project to 
build the railway across the continent which seemed an 
impossibility to them, the rocky mountains were a barrier 
they could not pass — so father explained that the genius 

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of man could tunnel the mountains ; I remember a man 
said "well if they build the road, no one can afford to take 
the journey over it." I recall fathers assurance that the 
road would be a great investment and that multitudes 
would go at a reasonable price. The Civil war put a stop 
to the construction, and the news of President Lincoln's 
death was carried to California over the Santa Fe Trail 
by Pony Express, making the fastest time on record. 

When Secretary Seward made the purchase of Alaska 
for the United States, father was eloquent in his defense ; 
"what folly to pay seven millions of dollars for a waste 
of ice, snow and impassible mountains" ; father had been 
reading the reports of Lewis and Clark, sent out by the 
government to explore the Pacific coast — after reading of 
the mineral, animal and timber treasures of the north- 
western territory, he reasoned with the remarkable ocean 
currents that the purchase was a wise and valuable acqui- 
sition — so clear and emphatic was he that I became inter- 
ested and began to read everything I found on Alaska and 
have continued to do so ever since. I sent to Washington 
for literature on that wonderful country and they sent me 
a rich supply, and five great maps that I had to spread 
over the piano to study them. I have Dr. Hall Young's 
books, and have heard him three times lecture and show 
his marvelous views. Have read John Muir's books and 
articles, and Frank Carpenter's reports. Dr. Young says 
Frank Carpenter gives a correct account in every letter 
regarding that great country. Dr. Young has been a mis- 
sionary in Alaska thirty-eight years. 

Emeline Harriet Howe. 



Sunday July 30, 1904, was a day of happiness and re- 
joicing for the congregation of the Methodist church of 
West Hickory, for it witnessed the dedication and final turn- 
ing over to them of the beautiful new church building pre- 
sented through the generosity of Messrs. Orion Siggins, 
of West Hickory, and T. D. Collins, of Nebraska, Pa. The 
dedicatory services were conducted by Bishop C. C. Mc- 
Cabe, assisted by the pastor, Rev. E. D. Mowrey, Rev. W. 
0. Calhoun, of Tionesta, Rev. J. K. Whipple, of Stockton, 
N. Y., Rev. S. B. Torry of Erie, Pa., and Rev. H. K. Steele, 
of Townville, Pa., the last three being former pastors of 
that charge. 

The sermon was delivered by Bishop McCabe, from the 
text as found in Exodus 25 ;8: .'.'And let them make me a 
sanctuary; that I may dwell among them". It was an elo- 
quent discourse suited to the occasion and it was evident 
that this grand old servant of the Master had lost none of 
his power to sway the minds of men. At the conclusion 
of the sermon the trustees, Messrs, Orion Siggins, T. D. 
Collins, and J. G. Carson, were called to the chancel rail and 
the edifice was formally dedicated by the Bishop to the 
service and worship of Almighty God. 

The church stands in the centre of the town, on South 
Main St. on a lot donated by Mr. Orion Siggins. Three hun- 
dred people can be seated comfortably in the new edifice. 
The total cost of the building will be about $8000.00 which 
was borne equally by Messrs, Siggins and Collins, and it 
was presented to the congregation without a dollar of in- 
debtedness." Mr. Siggins also donated the lot on which the 
new parsonage now stands." 













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(53) GEORGE SIMPSON SIGGINS*, b. September 30, 
1809, in Venango County, Pa., d. August 20, 1875 ; in For- 
est County, Pa., m. April 10, 1843 ; by Rev. J. R. Miller. 

Rachel Dawson, No. (1113), b. at Stewarts Run. She 
was a devout member of the Methodist Church. 

A noble Christian woman whose every act and deed was 
calculated to elevate and better the condition of those about 
her. She will be greatly missed from the community where 
her long and useful life was spent. 

179.* i. EMELINE Harriet Siggins"', b. January 2, 1844 ; 
in West Hickory, Pa., m. January 1, 1867; in 
West Hickory, Pa. by Rev. H. H. Moore. 
Col. Wesley C. Howe. 

180.* ii. HANNAH Irene Siggins', (Named for Irene 
Ross), b. March 21, 1845; in West Hickory, Pa. 
m. March 11, 1863, in West Hickory, Pa., by 
Rev. J. F. Stocker. 
James Gilfillan. 

181. iii. RACHEL Ringold Siggins\ b. November 17, 

1846 ; in West Hickory, Pa., m. October 16, 1866 ; 
in the old home in West Hickory, by Rev. A. N. 
John Robertson Gilfillan, b. December 19, 1840 ; in 
Clarion County, Pa., son of Rev. James and Jane 
(Robertson) Gilfillan. He enlisted in the civil 
war June 16, 1865; came to Tidioute, in 1871; 
was commander of the Col. George Cobham, 
Post G. A. R. No-311. She d. Aug., 1913. 

182. iv. ORION Siggins% of West Hickory, Forest 

County, Pa., b. June 3, 1848, in West Hickory, 

m. Nov. 26, 1884; in West Hickory. 
Mary Alice Hall, b. June 29, 1859, in Steubenville, 

Ohio, (dau. of Joseph, b. Mar. 27, 1833, and 
Rachel E. (McGrew) , b. May 27, 1833, near Smith- 

ville, Ohio). 

One daughter. 

148 SiGGINS AND -Jj 

183. i. JOSEPHINE Siggins«, b. October 16, 1889; ■ 

m. June 23, 1915 ; 1 

Dr. Henry Edward Utter, of Providence, R. I. ' 

184.* V. ELIZABETH Sigg-ms% b. September 21, 1851; ] 

in West Hickory, Pa., m. May 18, 1871 ; in West 

Hickory, by Rev. A. J. Hume. ! 

Clinton C. Smith, Sr., of Orrsville, Armstrong Co. ; 

Pa. \ 

185. vi. FRANCES Baird Siggins% of West Hickory, , 

Pa., b. September 4, 1853; is living at the old J 
home place in West Hickory. i 

186. vii. JANE Irving Siggins', b. Nov. 8, 1856, in West i 

Hickory, Forest County, Pa. -4 

187. viii. JUNE Evert Siggins% b. Oct. 7, 1861, in West 

Hickory, Forest County, Pa., m. June 18, 1885.. | 

Frank Allen Wheeler of Mercer County, Pa. The i 

first of the name in America was William Wheel- j 

er who came from England and settled in New j 

England. Frank A. Wheeler's father Amos was | 

born Dec. 17, 1818 in Connecticut. His mother, | 

Mary Elizabeth Fuller, was born September 9, \ 

1823. His grandfather Samuel Wheeler was ] 

born in 1773, and his grandmother, Hannah ! 

King, was born in 1788. Her father, Jonas King, j 
served in the Revolution; he was present at 
the surrender of General Burgoyne. His par- 
ents both taught school. His older brother, 
Samuel A. Wheeler of the 150th Penn. Volun- 
teers died in Andersonville prison. 

Frank A. Wheeler is musical director in the 
Public Schools of Mercer and Grove City, Penn., 
being wonderfully gifted in the qualities that 
make for success in this, his chosen profession, 
and his son, Frank Allan Wheeler, Jr., bids fair 
to follow in the footsteps of his father. He has 






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already met with great success in work as a 
musical instructor, — was engaged by the U. S. 
Navy Department as Musical Director for the 
training camp at Paris Island, South Carolina. 
Where he is at present (1918) located, b. Jan. 
5, 1860, in Meadville, Pa. They had one son : 

188. i. FRANCIS Allen Wheeler, Jr., b. Feb. 25, 

1888, in West Hickory, Pa. 

189. ix. JUSTINA Simpson Siggins'. Not married, b. 

Sept. 4, 1867, in West Hickory, Forest County, 
Pa. She has compiled some interesting historic- 
al sketches of the early history of the family, 
and arranged a most interesting and ingenious 
"Family Tree" on which appear the various 
branches of the Siggins family. 

(179) EMELINE HARRIET SIGGINS', b. January 2, 
1844; in West Hickory, Forest County, Pa., m. in West 
Hickory, by Rev. H. H. Moore, January 1, 1867. 

Capt. Wesley Curtis Howe, b. March 19, 1833, in Clarion 
County, Pa., d. July 16, 1914 ; in Kansas City Mo. Children: 

190. i. GEORGE Siggins Howe", b. in Plumerville, 

Venango County, Pa., November 21, 1867, was 
named for his grandfather George Simpson 
Siggins. He is a graduate of the Franklin, Pa., 
High School, engaged in the Oil and Gas bus- 
iness — assisted in piping natural gas into Frank- 
lin, Sharon and Youngstown; was employed by 
the Atlantic Refining Company, of Franklin, as 
traveling representative, was sent by that com- 
pany in 1888, to Burlington, Vt., to represent the 
late F. W. Ballard, with whom he was associated 
in the oil business. Since 1907, he has acted as 
Millers' Agent for the Northwestern Milling 
Company, of Minneapolis over a wide territory, 
with headquarters at Burlington, Vermont. 

191. ii. WESLEY Curtis Howe, Jr.", of Kansas City, 


Missouri, b. September 6, 1871, in Franklin, Pa., 
m. 1st., December 6, 1891, in Elwood, Indiana, 
by Rev. Dr. Steight. 

Flora May Edwins, who d. February 1, 1896; (dau. 
of Ex-Senator Dr. Edwins, of Elwood, Ind), m 
2nd., in Elwood, Indiana, August 16, 1898, by 
! Bishop McCabe. 

Lillie D Hority, b. April 9, 1880. (dau. of J. H. 
De Hority, a banker of that city). They had 
one son: 

192. i. CURTIS Havens Howe", b. August 21, 1901, 

is now (1917) at the school of Military 
Aeronautics, at Toronto, Canada. Enlisted 
at the age of 17. ''Cadet C. H. Howe, No. 
153066. Wesley C. Howe, Jr., m. 3d, Mrs. 
Anna Shaffer. 

193. iii. JOHN Dawson Howe**, of Upland, California, b. 

January 27, 1877, in Franklin, Pa., m, January. 
23, 1907; in Kansas City, Mo., is now (1918) 
Chairman of a "War Activities Committee" in 
Upland, California. Both Mr. and Mrs. Howe 
are doin^ active war work. 
Roberta McGee Keith, (dau. of Robert and Nancy 
(McGee) Keith, of Kansas City, Mo). 

194. iv. CHARLES Cardwell McCabe Howe«, of Kan- 

sas City, Mo., b. September 29, 1880, baptized 
May 17, 1885, by Rev. C. C. McCabe, m. June 7, 
1905, in Mexico, Mo. 

Irma Barnes, (dau. of Adam Clark and Nannie 
(Garnet) Barnes). The ancestors of Irma 
Barnes Howe, wife of Charles Cardwell McCabe 
Howe (NO.-194). 

Adam Clark Barnes, b. March 1, 1846, in No- 
ble County, Ohio, m. February 13, 1873, Nannie 
Garnet b. September 17, 1853, at Rappahannock 


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Court House, Virginia, dau. of William Newbold 
Garnet, b. 1803, d. August 31, 1854, and Emeline 
Cawthorn, his wife, b. November 21, 1821, living 
in 1912 in Mexico Mo., dau. of James Cawthorn, 
b. 1778, d. April 7, 1829, and his wife Leah Allen 
b. April 11, 1779; d. April 7, 1828. James Caw- 
thorn was a son of Richard Cawthorn, b. 1753; 
and Catherine, his wife. Richard Cawthorn 
was a Revolutionary soldier. 

195. i. MARION Howe', b. November 11, 1909. 

196. V. WALTER Simpson Howe^ of Kansas City, Mo., 

b. August 5, 1885, in Franklin, Pa. 

wife of: 


Col. William Randolphs 1651-1711, of "Turkey Island", 
Va., m. 

Mary I sham, dau. of Wm. and Catherine (Bank) Isham, 
their son: 

Thomas Randolph^ of "Tuckhoe", 1683-1730; m. 1710. 

Judith Churchill, of Middlesex County, Va., their daugh- 

Mary Isham Randolph =, b. 1716; m. in Henrico County, 

Rev. Thomas Keith, the progenitor of the Keith family 
in Virginia, b. 1696, in Scotland ; d. 1752, in Prince William 
County, Va., their son. 

Lieut. Isham Keith% Lieut. Rev. War. d. 1787, in Fau- 
quier County, Va., where his will is recorded. Married: 

Charlotte , their son : 

John Keith'', d. Fauquier County, Va., 1825; married: 

Sarah , their son : 



Smith Keith% b. 1817, in Fauquier County, Va., died 1876, 
in Leavenworth, Kansas ; married in Rappahannock County, ! 
Va. f 

Margaret Corder, they came to Missouri in 1838, their 
son : j 

Robert Keith', b. 1845 ; married in Kansas City, Missouri. | 

Nancy McGee, their daughter : J 

Roberta McGee Keith^ married in Kansas City, Missouri, j 

(193) John Dawson Howe. 


The Howe family traces its pedigree back to the time of 
the Crusaders, if Alexander de Hoo, who wore the cross, 
may be counted as a progenitor. He married Devorgilda, 
daughter of King Alexander H of Scotland. The name next 
appears as de Huse, a John de Huse receiving a grant of 
land in 1066 in Berkshire, England. Other variations of the 
orthography are Huys, Howys, Howes and finally the pres- 
ent form, Howe. As evidence of honorable service the Howe 
banner hangs high in the chapel of Henry VII. Oliver Crom- 
well's chaplain, who was given the office on account of a ser- 
mon the Protector happened to hear, was the learned and 
devout John Howe. Among the emigrant ancestors were 
Edward Howe, who came over in the Truelove in 1636. 
John Howe, who came a few years earlier, and Thomas 
Howe. The record of the family is a patriotic one. Many 
representatives fought in the Colonial wars and in the Rev- 
olution. Baxter Howe was Captain of artillery in the Revo- 
lution; Jaazaniah Howe was sergeant, and Dr. Estes Howe 
was a surgeon, then there was Lieutenant Bezaleel Howe 
who served through the Revolution, and was an auxiliary 
lieutenant in Washington's own guard for the last six 
months of the war. The old sword carried by Colonel 
Ezekiel Howe in the Concord fight is one of the relics treas- 

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ured by his descendants, The arms are described as gules, 
a chevron argent between three cross-crosslets, or and 
three wolves heads. Crest, a wyvern or dragon pierced 
through the mouth with an arrow. These arms are sup- 
posed to have been brought from England by John Howe 
in 1630. The arms of Lord Chedwortli, Henry Howe, are 
similar. The crest however, is a dexter arm and the motto 
is, "Justus et Propositi Tenax." The coat of arms, gold 
upon a blue ribbon, is the badge worn by the Howes when 
they gather for the family reunion. The first of these 
meetings took place in 1871, at Harmony Grove, South 
Framingham, Mass : 5,000 Howes were invited and 3,000 an- 
swered the roll call. "We spent the day" said one "telling 
one another how we loved the good old name of Howe." 
Julia Ward Howe wrote a poem on the name which was 
sung to the tune of "Do They Miss Me at Home?" "I par- 
ticularly admire two Howes", one of the speakers of the day 
said. "One was Jemima Howe, who was captured by the In- 
dians, and the other was Samuel G. Howe who was cap- 
tured by Julia Ward. I admire Jemima because she escaped, 
and Dr. Howe because he didn't. Tribute was paid, of 
course, to Elias Howe, who worked out the problem of the 
sewing machine, and to the martyr of the family, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Howe, of Ipswich, hung for witch-craft in 1692, 
"whose virtues sanctified the altar and made her name il- 



The subject of this sketch, Emeline Harriet Howe, eld- 
est daughter of Rachel Dawson and George Simpson Sig- 
gins, was born in West Hickory, Forest Co., Pa., in 1844. 
Her grandparents were among the early race of hardy 
pioneers of the best type who helped to mould and fashion, 
after the most substantial pattern, the civilization, the so- 
ciety and the religion of the new world. The family were 
Methodists from the days of John Wesley, whom they have 
ever esteemed as a true spiritual descendent of the apostles, 
and were co-laborers with him. She remembered with pleas- 


ure a visit of Bishop Matthew Simpson to her fa,ther's home. 
The Bishop was a relative of the family — when, in answer 
to his inquiries, she related with girlish confidence her re- 
ligious experience, the good man placed his hands upon her 
head and prayed that the blessing of the Father might rest 
upon her. 

Educated in the midst of the romantic scenery of the 
banks of the Allegheny, she early acquired a love for nature 
in all her beautiful attire which developed into a sanctified 
passion. The Book of Nature with its broad open pages 
speaking to her heart and pointing to that God who is the 
author of all beauty, all grandeur and all sublimity. She ac- 
quired such an education as the schools of the time afforded; 
but not content with this, she became a life-long and contin- 
ual student — graduating in 1882 — in the first class of the C. 
L. S. C, "The Pioneers," completing several courses in Nor- 
mal and Bible Class work, and reading with delight many of 
the choicest works of our best English authors. Her po- 
etic nature and manifest talent found early exercise in fre- 
quent and appreciated contributions to Peterson's, Godey's 
and other magazines and periodicals. Her interpretation 
of nature, if not deep, was always true, and her "verses", 
as she persisted in modestly calling them, showed genuine 
poetic feeling. 

At twenty-three years of age she was married to Captain 
Wesley C. Howe, who served his country gallantly during 
the Great Rebellion, shared with Chaplain C. C. McCabe 
the experiences of prison life, and left a splendid record for 
distinguished military service. 

She is the mother of five sons, who show a wonderful 
affection for this gifted mother, and are receiving the in- 
effaceable impress of her beautiful Christian life and char- 
acter. When the cares of a family and the varied experi- 
ences connectd with the large business enterprises in which 
her husband was engaged, had developed and matured the 
graces of Christian motherhood and womanhood, her poems 
assumed a decided religious tone; and when at a still later 
period she had received a fullness of the divine blessing 

Other Families 155 

many of her productions became rich in religious sentiment, 
experience, and comfort. Her poems grow out of her own 
experience or her tender sympathy with others. They are 
written with a purpose — the highest and the best. They 
present redeemed human nature without error, exaggera- 
tion, or awkwardness. She has found what others have al- 
so found to be true, that to pen down the language of the 
heart brings submission, relief, comfort and joy. 

"The Christian Advocate," "Gospel in All Lands," "Divine 
Life", "Magazine of Poetry" and other journals have been 
enriched from her fertile pen. It is to be hoped that she 
may be induced to select from her writings a volume for 
early publication. 

Mrs. Howe is a thorough and constant Bible student. Her 
Bible is her one book above all others, and the vast multi- 
tude of marked and annotated passages shows how fully 
she has made the blessed volume her study. She seems 
to have an intuitive perception of the spiritual meaning of 
the word, so that she finds in every part of this store-house 
an inexhaustible supply of food for the soul. This explains 
her interest a'nd activity, and her pronounced success, in all 
religious and reformatory work. She was a member of the 
first organized Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and 
has filled with great efficiency many of the county and state 
offices. The Woman's Foreign and Home missionary soci- 
eties have found in her a powerful friend and ardent sup- 
porter. She is a ready speaker and graceful writer and 
both voice and pen are in constant demand to assist in 
Christian and philanthropic work. 

No person can be more truly humble than the subject of 
this sketch. She knows and freely declares that whatever 
of worth is found in her character is due to the grace of 
God, and her rich intellectual endowment and womanly 
grace and culture are joyfully consecrated to the good of 
men, and the greater glory of her Divine Friend. Though 
often appearing in public, in her presence and utterances, 
she ever adorns, with her reserve and modesty, and divin- 
est type of womanhood. True to herself, to her family, to 


her friends, to her church and to her God, a genuine, active, 
talented, consecrated. Christian. The benediction of many 
friends abide with her. 


Mrs. Wesley Curtis Howe, (Emeline Harriet Siggins) was 
the first President of the Ladies Circle of the Grand Army 
of the Republic known as the Lincoln Circle No. 19, of Kan- 
sas City, Missouri. She was a graduate of the first class 
of C. L. S. C, and in a competitive examination at Cha- 
tauqua, N. Y. after a series of studies and lectures on 
"The New Education in the Church", of these only twenty- 
four finished their papers, Mrs. Howe being one among the 
number. Her poem, "From Height to Height" written on 
her Class motto was read at Chautauqua. Her work done 
as a student covered a period of many years beginning as 
a normal student about 1876, she was graduated from this 
department with honor; also with the Chautauqua Liter- 
ary and Scientific Circle, Pioneer class in 1882. Won the 
Bishop John H. Vincent gold medal, for passing the best 
examination in a class of over two-hundred, which included 
mnisters, professors, and others ranking high in the educa- 
tional world. She has been fo rmany years a consistent 
member of the Methodist Church, and has been a life long 
contributor to the "Union Signal," "Christian Advocate," 
and other religious publications. The Class poem "From 
Height to Height" follows : 


It is ever by sunny foot hills. 
Our gladsome feet have trod, 

That we reach the clearer uplands 
That lead to the Mount of God. 

We climb not the glittering icy peaks, 
Of earth's mountains clad in snow, 



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With the crash and roar of avalanche 
And where cruel winds do blow; 

But the hills that our Lord hath builded; 

Where the breath of his tender love 
Is the wind that moveth the palm tree, 

That lifts to his skies above. 
And the spirit that leads us upward 

Touches our lips with a song, 
And the Hope, as each height appeareth, 

Beareth our feet along. 

But the bounds of our earthly vision, 

Mark not the souls clear sight; 
And the limits that hold the body, 

Are naught to the spirit's flight. 
Where the glorious hills are lifted, 

Climbing height on height, we rise. 
We scale them, and lo in the distance. 

Inwrought in the heavenly skies, 

Is the gateway whose open portal, 

One saw who on Nebo trod. 
And the light of its city forever. 

Gleams far o'er the city of God, 
They stand unattained in their splendor. 

Reaching far in Shekinahs of bliss, 
The peaks we may reach in that country. 

By climbing the foothills in this. 


(191) GEORGE GRANT HOWE, b. July 16, 1806; d. 
September 3, 1881; m. January 12, 1832; Barbara Ellen 
Armstrong, b. June 10, 1809; d. July 12, 1876: dau. of Rob- 
ert and Sarah (Harold) Armstrong. George Grant Howe, 
was a son of Simeon Howe, who was a son of Rev. William 
Howe, of Northumberland. 


Wesley Curtis Howe, son of George Grant and Barbara 
Ellen (Armstrong) Howe was born March 19, 1833 in 
Clarion County, Pennsylvania, he attended the district 
school near Shippensville and helped his father on the farm 
until he was seventeen years of age, when he entered Al- 
legheny College where he was a student for three or four 
years, he went to California in 1854 and was interested in 
mining until 1863 when he returned and took an active part 
in the civil war as is shown by the letter to his son George, 
which is published in this work. His mother and father were 
devout and earnest Methodists George Grant Howe being 
a fine singer and was a class leader for forty years. Wes- 
ley Curtis Howe married Jan. 1, 1867 Emeline Harriet Sig- 
gins (179), daughter of George Simpson Siggins (53), a 
woman of fine character and exceptional attainment. Cap- 
tain Howe's military record is one of which his posterity 
may well be proud. A special order was issued to the regi- 
ment complimenting him for gallant and meritorious con- 
duct at Winchester on the field of battle September 19, 
1864. He is at this time (1912) a resident of Kansas City, 


Col. Wesley C. Howe was born at Shippensville, Clarion 
Co., March 19, 1833. Attended Allegheny College three 
years. Taught school during his vacations; made the trip 
to California in company with eight others going by the 
way of Panama. Spent several years in Placer County 
where he served as Superintendent of Public Schools. 

In March 1862 he enlisted in Co. M. California Battallion 
of Cavalry; he took part in thirty-two engagements; was 
taken prisoner at Winchester, Va. ; spent some time in 
Libby prison also five months in Danville prison. After his 
release he was promoted to captaincy for gallantry at Win- 
chester. At the close of the war, he was mustered out; 
only twelve of the original company of one hundred and 
six were spared to return to their homes. He organized the 


Other Families 159 

light Horse Cavalry in 1871, of which he was commissioned 
captain and later promoted to major and aide-de-camp. In 
1874 he was mustered into the National Guards and became 
a member of the staff of Governor H. S, Huidekoper. 

He married Emeline Harriet Siggins in 1867; they lived 
at Hickory a while and then went to Franklin, Pa., in 1871 
and later moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he died 
July 16, 1914. 

REV. JAMES GILFILLAN was b. in Cumbermathen, 
Scotland 1812; m. Jane Robertson, b. in Scotland 1815; was 
admitted to the Erie Conference 1853 ; received in full con- 
nection 1855, Bishop Morris presiding; given Elders orders 
1857 under Bishop Scott ; d. in Viena, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1864. 

(180) HANNAH IRENE SIGGINS^ George S.% George% 
John^ Williams b. March 21, 1845, in Forest County, Pa.; 
m. March 11, 1863 by Rev. J. F. Stocker. 

James Gilfillan of Forest County, Pa. Children: 

197. i. ALBA J. Gilfillan, b. June 3, 1864, at East 

Hickory ; not m. 

198. ii GENEVIEVE Gilfillan, July 21, 1867, Beaver 

Valley, Pa., M. Sept. 23, 1887. 
Charles W. Smith. Children: 

199. i. JUSTINA Smith, b. July 5, 1888 at West 


200. ii. FRANCES Smith, b. Sept. 26, 1890. 

201. iii. CHARLES Walter Smith, b. Jan. 7, 1893. 

202. iv. GERALD G. Smith, b. March 14, 1895. He 

volunteered for service in the war with 
Germany, before he was of draft age, en- 
tered the "Training Camp" was sent to 
France in August 1917, joined Gen. Persh- 
ings command, and is in the ambulance 


203. iii. GERTEUDE Giimian% b. Jan. 7, 1870, at 

Beaver Falls, Pa., m. April 8, 1892, at Nebraska, 
Forest Co. Pa. 
Charles H. Walter. Children: 

204. i. ALBA James Walter, b. Wednesday, June 23, 


205. ii. RACHEL Dorothy Walter, b. Monday, May 

14, 1894. 

206. iii. FRANCES Siggins Walter, b. Saturday, Feb. 

20, 1897. 

207. iv. CHARLES Simpson Walter, b. Saturday, 

June 9, 1906; d. December 18, 1906. 

208. iv. RACHEL Dawson Gimilan% b. Nov. 3, 1876, Ne- 

braska, Forest County, Pa.; d. Oct. 8, 1897, in 
New York City. Her memorial services were 
conducted by Rev. Dale, October 31, 1897, in Ne- 
braska, Forest County, Pa. She had united with 
the Church when extremely young. She was 
corresponding secretary of both the Women's 
Foreign Missionary Society and of the League, 
also served for a time as President of the 
Junior League, most of her life was spent in Ne- 
braska, except one year when the family lived in 

She graduated from the Clarion State Nor- 
mal School in 1897. Her life though short was 
spent in good works and she left a large circle 
of friends to mourn her early decease. 


(184) ELIZABETH SIGGINS% George S.% George^ 
John-, William\ b. Sept. 21, 1851, in West Hickory, Pa. ; m. 
May 18, 1871 by Rev. A. J. Hume. 

Clinton S. Smith of Tylersburg, Pa. He enlisted August 

Other Families 161 

16, 1862, (C. W.) was discharged Dec. 26, 1863, by reason 
of wounds in left arm and side, he was wounded in the 
battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862. His father 
George Smith was born in 1788, and was a lieutenant in the 

War of 1812, his mother Mary was born 1799. 

Children : 

209. i. Dr. GEORGE Perley Smith, D. 0.«, of Clarks- 

ville, Tenn.; b. June 3, 1872; m. Jan. 28, 1903. 

Ella Campbell, b. May 7, 1871. Children: 

210. i. CLINTON S. Smith", b. Oct. 16, 1907. 

211. ii. GEORGE Campbell Smiths b. Aug. 21, 1910. 

212. iii. FRANK Lester Smith-, b. Jan. 17, 1912. 

213. ii. JUNE Siggins Smith", b. May 8, 1873 ; m. June 

1, 1901. 

A. Clark Neff. Children: 

i. ESTHER Elizabeth Neff", b. June 28, 1902. 

ORION Hood Smith^ b. Sept. 12, 1882 ; m. Oct. 

Grace O'Dell. Children: 

i. FRANCES L. Smith\ b. Jan. 9, 1910. 

RACHEL Ruth Smith'-, b. April 9, 1884, d. 
Oct. 1, 1897. 

218. V. CHARLES Frances Smith", b. June 6, 1888. 


a. i. JOSEPH CampbelP, was born and died in Butler 

Co. Pa. ; served in the war of 1812 ; married 
Mary Story. Their son 

b. 2. JOHN CampbelP, (1811-1876) b. in Butler Co. 

Pa.; married Joanna Fleming, daughter of 
William Fleming. Their son 








c. 3. CYRUS CampbelP, b. Feb. 15, 1847, in Butler Co. 

Pa.; married Eliza Ann Campbell, b. Dec. 10, 
1846, in Butler Co. Pa., daughter of Robert S. 
and Nancy (Story) Campbell. Their daughter 

d. 4. ELLA May Campbell, b. May 7, 1871; Jan. 28, 
1903 married Dr. George Perley Smith (209). 


e. i. JAMES Campbell, married Jane Cumberland. ; 

Their son ^, 

f. ii ROBERT S. Campbell-, married Nancy Story, | 

daughter of 'William and Mary (Smith) Story, i 

Mary Smith was daughter of Matthew and ] 

(Hindman) Smith. William Story J 

was born in Ireland, and served in the war of ! 

g. iii. ELIZA Ann CampbelP, daughter of Robert S. and I 

Nancy Story Campbell, married Cyrus Campbell. ', 

Their daughter :^i 

(d) iv. ELLA May Campbell*, married Dr. George Perley i 
Smith (209) son of Clinton S. Smith and Eliza- 
beth Siggins (184). .' 


Hon. James L. Connelly who was born in 1827 and was a 
son of James Connelly of Franklin, Pa., writes from At- 
lantic City, June 4, 1894, to Mrs. James Y. Siggins regard- 
ing her husband. 

"I had known your husband since about 1844; during 
that long stretch of time, our friendship had never been 
broken or disturbed in any way. The most cordial relations 
always existed between us ; we never differed either in 
business or political matters but lived as neighbors in peace 
and harmony." 

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When I was a boy about 15 years of age, residing at 
Franklin, I often heard my father speak of grand-father 
George Siggins and Thomas Dawson of Allegheny township, 
Venango County, in terms of admiration and respect; as 
model men; as good citizens of irreproachable character, 
fine morals and high standing. I heard so much in their 
praise so often spoken that I was anxious to meet them and 
make their acquaintance. My father always taught me to 
honor and respect the names of Siggins and Dawson. In 
the year 1844 I was 17 years old, and began to clerk in the 
Prothonotary's office of Venango County, under my father, 
who was Prothonotary and residing in Franklin, and I oc- 
cupied that position over five years, and during which time I 
met grand-father George Siggins and his six sons, viz : Wil- 
liam, George, Isaac C, Nathanial H., John and James Y., 
who often served as jurors. They frequently called at my 
father's home in court week, and no one in the county was 
more welcome or more hospitably received than they were. 
They were all men of good character, good citizens, men of 
intelligence and influence and of good morals and believed 
in doing right and showing justice to others and stood up 
boldly and manfully for the right in all things. They en- 
joyed the respect and esteem of their fellow citizens in a 
high degree, and when they departed this life were sin- 
cerely mourned, not only by relatives, but by hosts of ad- 
miring friends an dneighbors. 

Grand-father George Siggins was one of the early pio- 
neers of Allegheny township, Venango County. He went 
when a young man into the wilderness and with energy, in- 
dustry and perserverance for his capital, cut down the for- 
est and cleared up a farm, erected buildings, built fences, 
made roads and assisted in building churches and school 
houses and reared a family of six sons, educated them as 
best he could and assisted each of them in procuring farms 
when they were married. Such a man I consider a public 
benefactor, a philanthropist, a friend to his race and as use- 
ful to the public and entitled to as great honor and praise 
as the successful general, the eminent statesman, or the 
great lawyer or distinguished jurists who have served their 


country well. I often enjoyed the pleasure of hearing 
Grand-father Siggins speak in class-meeting at Asbury 
Chapel and also in Pleasantville. He was a man of deep 
piety and strong religious conviction and his voice gave no 
uncertain sound and it was easy to tell upon what founda- 
tion he stood. He was a christian gentleman, good citizen 
and the worthy father of a noble family. It is no wonder 
the sons of such a man made good citizens. 

After becoming acquainted with your late husband fifty 
years ago at Franklin, when I was married in 1852, and set- 
tled on a farm in Allegheny township, Venango County, I 
became better acquainted with him and our acquaintance 
ripened into close friendship; and when I moved to Pleas- 
antville in the fall of 1861 and was elected Justice of the 
Peace in 1864 and served as such for 4 years, Mr. Siggins 
practiced law before me, and as attorney tried many law- 
suits before me, with skill and ability. He always advocat- 
ed the cause of his clients ably and eloquently. Then it was 
that I came to know him better. In 1867 I was elected As- 
sociate Judge of Venango County and Mr. Siggins was 
elected Commissioner of the county. He performed his of- 
ficial duties as Commissioner with signal ability and fidelity 
to the satisfaction of the public. After my long acquaint- 
ance of 50 fifty years with Mr. Siggins, the highest and most 
truthful eulogy that I can pronounce upon his life and char- 
acter, without the slightest exaggeration, would be to say, 
that he was a kind husband, a loving and affectionate fa- 
ther, a good citizen, loyal to his country and always loyal 
to his friends a man of integrity and honesty and good 
morals, he always gave good advice and set a good ex- 
ample to others, a patriotic and public spirited citizen, who 
always in official life performed his duties fearlessly, for the 
public good ; and that in all his relations in life he acted the 
part of a true gentleman to and with everybody. The rec- 
ord of such a life will ever remain a bright memory and be 
a pleasure to his surviving children and grandchildren. 

While I am speaking of the Siggins family I wish to men- 
tion the names of two sons of Nathaniel H. Siggins, viz : Pat 

Other Families 165 

and Sim, both young men working on their father's farm 
at Stewarts Run, Venango County, when the war of the re- 
bellion broke out. They laid down their farming imple- 
ments and offered their services in defence of their country, 
by enlisting in a Pennsylvania regiment of which John M. 
McLain of Erie, Pa., was Colonel, and Mr. Strong Vincent 
of Erie, was Lieut. Colonel. In 1862 the late M. C. Beebe 
and I started from Harrisburg to Virginia to visit the sol- 
dier boys of Pleasantville and Allegheny Township. We 
found them in Camp at Hall's hill, near the Potomac River, 
above the city of Alexandria, where eighty thousand sol- 
diers were in camp. We slept in the tent with the boys at 
night and took breakfast with them and the next day 
Colonel McLain invited Mr. Beebe and I to take diner with 
him, and we asked the Colonel about the boys — what kind 
of soldiers they made. He said they were among the best 
and bravest in the regiment and that W. F. House, Frank 
Nolen, Morrison and others, whose names I cannot recall, 
were brave and obedient and always ready and willing to 
face the enemy by day or night, and Col. McLain said that 
Pat and Sim Siggins were first-class soldiers, brave, cour- 
ageous, always ready to march, ever obedient to orders, 
never sick and ever ready to do their duty on all occasions 
and in every emergency. 


(55) James Young Siggins, brother of Isaac Connelly 
Siggins, lived more than half his life in Pleasantville, Penn- 
sylvania, where he had many warm friends who ever found 
him a thoughtful and deliberate adviser. He was most 
positive in his opinions of right and wrong and handled 
questions of vice and immorality "without gloves". In 
Politics he was a Republican but he often denounced his 
party when he did not approve of their methods. 

By inheritance and education he was a Methodist. In 
childhood his father had taken him to hear John Wesley 
preach and he was proud of the fact that his maternal 
grandfather had been a close friend of John Wesley and 




went about with him and assisted him in his work of es- J 
tablishing and maintaining churches in Ireland. i| 


His wife Sarah Ball Siggins died at the age of 88 years. '. 

(55) JAMES YOUNG SIGGINS\ of Pleasantville, Pa.; ; 
b. March 15, 1815, in Venango County, Pa.; d. May 20, : 
1894, in Pleasantville, Pa.; m. Dec. 20, 1840, in Balltown, ! 
Pa. ^ 

Sarah Ball, b. February 12, 1820; dau. of Isaac Ball, ; 
founder of Balltown. She died in 1908, aged 88. Was a i 
life-long member of the United Brethren Church. A kind ' 
neighbor and devoted Christian mother. Children: \ 

219. i. OLIVER Goldsmith Siggins% b. 1842, in Pleas- \ 

antville ; died 1862 ; aged 20 years. I 

220. ii. JAMES Young Siggins, Jr.% b. 1846, in Pleas- i 

antville ; died 1916, in Bradford, Pa. ; m. ' 

Hannah McCulloch, dau. of Hugh and Harriet '■ 

(Dawson) McCulloch. Children: ^ 

221. i. CHARLES Siggins^. ?J 

222. ii. HATTIE Siggins«. n 

y ■ 

223. iii. WILLIAM Siggins^ ] 

224. iv. MARY Siggins«. 

225. V. DONALD Siggins^ 

226. vi. TRACY Siggins«. \ 

227. vii. MABLE Siggins^ i 

228. iii. SARAH Jane Siggins% b. in Pleasantville, Pa.; \ 

m. I 

Capt. Judson Blanchard, (C. W.), no issue. 

229. iv. LINNAEUS M. Siggins^ b. in Pleasantville, j 

Pa., 1848; m. Oct. 17, 1872. ^ 

Frances Elizabeth Shreve, b. August 21, 1851, in ! 

Pleasantville; dau. of Caleb J. (b. April 15, ! 

1828, in Brown Co., 0.), and Margaret L. Kel- i 


Other Families 167 

ler, b. Nov. 23, 1823, in Rochester, N. Y. ; m. 
Sept. 16, 1847). Children: 

i. ZELMA M. Siggins«, b. Oct. 17, 1875, in 
Pleasantville, Pa. 

ii. NELLIE Belle Siggins", b. Aug. 3, 1879, in 
Pleasantville; m, June 22, 1904, in Custer 
City, Pa. 

Rev. H. H. Barr, son of Henry Clay and 
Catherine (Sharrow) Barr. Henry C. 
Barr v^as a volunteer in Co. E, lOTh Reg. 
Pennsylvania Volunteers, U. S. A. He 
served thi^ee years, was twice wounded. 
After the war he engaged in the lumber 
business in Clarion County, Pa. Rev. Barr 
is now living in Warren, Pa,, where he has 
a pastorate. 

iii. FLORENCE G. Siggins«, b. June 5, 1884, at 
Custer City; d. 

iv. BERTHA C. Siggins% b. January 28, 1887, 
in Custer City; m. September 16, 1916; 
Dr. H. H. Brown. 

V. LAWRENCE W. SIGGINS\ b. 1850, in Pleas- 
antville, Pa. ; m. 1st 
Bernice Lovell; m. 2nd 
Nellie Holeman. Children : 

i. LEWIS Siggins% b. in Pleasantville, Pa. 

ii. HOWARD L. Siggins", b. in Pleasantville, 

287. vi. GEORGE P. Siggins% b. 1852, in Pleasantville, 
Pa.; d. 1869. 

238. vii. WILLARD Siggins% b. 1855, in Pleasantville, 
Pa. ; m. 
Mary Henderson. Children: 


239. i. MANLEY Siggins". 

240. ii. VERA Siggins«. 

241. viii. BELLE Siggins'', b. 1857, in Pleasantville, Pa.; 

Charles Lord. 

242. i.\-. CASSIUS Siggins\ b. in Pleasantville; d. at 

the age of 7 years. 

(56) MARGARET JANE SIGGINSS George', John^, 
William', b. June 22, 1818, in Venango County, Pa.; d. 
August 26. 1853, in Monono, Iowa; m. May 4, 1837. 

Cyrus J. Richardson, (C. W.), son of Caleb and Mehita- 
bell Richardson. Children : 

243. i. GEORGE Siggins Richardson% (C. W.). They 

had three children : 

244. i. HOMER Richardson^ 

245. ii. ALICE Richardson^ 

246. iii. JAMES Richardson^. 

247. ii. CYRUS J. Richardson, Jr. 

248. iii. PHEOBE Jane Richardson^ ; m. 

Matthew Hunter (H 23). They had eleven child- 

249. i. JOHN Park Hunter«. 

250. ii. MARY Jane Hunter^. 
25L iii. EFFIE Hunter«. 
252. iv. ELLA Hunter«. 

2.53. V. PHEOBE Hunter". 

2.54. vi. EDWIN Hunter". 

255. vii. PEARL Hunter". 

256. viii. VIOLET Hunter", m. Pierce, 

and had one dau. 












Other Families ]6:) 

MADIE Pierce. 

MABLE Hunter". 

SYLVIA Hunter«. 

ELSIE Hunter«, m. Boutell, 

and had one son 

HAROLD Boutell. 

ISAAC Homer Richardson"', (C. W. ; d. May 5, 
1864, in the "Battle of the Wilderness." 


(5) "Judge William Siggins\ born in Ireland, May 12, 
1789 ; son of John Siggins, who died in 1801 ; came about 
two years later with his brother George, to Pithole, in 
Venango County, Pa., then an almost uninhabited wilder- 

It is related that, when the few settlers were holding an 
old fashioned revival meeting, William Siggins was con- 
verted; that he received the power and the pious impulse 
which did not forsake him through all his active life. 

In 1807 he settled in Brokenstraw, on the present site 
of Youngsville, at the place now occupied by his son Wil- 
liam Findlay Siggins. 

There was no house of worship in the neighborhood 
then, and four years elapsed with little opportunity for 
religious services. 

In 1811, however, he had the privilege of going to Mead- 
ville, to attend the first camp-meeting ever held in this part 
of Pennsylvania. 

He married in 1812, and at that time built a grist-mill 
at Pithole; in 1815 he returned to Youngsville and re- 
mained until his death on the 15th of July, 1875. His wife 
died in 1855. 

Judge Siggins, was a life-long, fervent Christian. He 


had not only "a sound mind in a sound body" but a power- 
ful mind in a powerful body, and it was a pity he had not 
had the advantages of a thorough academic training, 
wliich would have made him more skilled in the use of the 
weapons nature had put in his hands. 

He bore an active part in the War of 1812, and was with 
Commodore Perry at Lake Erie. 

His mind was admirably adapted for judicial labors, a 
fact sufficiently attested by his long service as a justice 
of the peace, and his long list of decisions (of which it is 
recorded there were four thousand), not one of which, it 
is said, was ever reversed. 

He was decidedly impulsive in disposition, though his 
strong sense of justice usually checked him from making 
an obverse use of his natural force; his parents were from 
the "North of Ireland" and were of Scotch-Irish blood." 

He was but four years of age when his parents emi- 
grated to America. There were few books to be obtained 
when he went to school — Webster's spelling book and The 
Testament were about all he had to use when he attended 

He served the courts of Warren and Venango Counties 
in all about sixty years. He served as Constable for twelve 
years. Then he was made High Constable, an office which 
carried with it very little power until the Judge had a law 
pa.sscd by the State Legislature giving the High Constable 
the right to transact all business heretofore delegated to 
the regular constable. It resulted in the business all falling 
to Judge Siggins as he had foreseen, and the profits of the 
same falling to him. That law is still in force at the pres- 
ent time. 

He lived for a while on Stewarts Run where he and 
Judge Connely operated a saw mill in partnership. He 
wa.s a member of the Jury when the first court in Warren 
County was held. 


Other P^amilies 171 

Judge Siggins married in Centre County, Pa., May 8, 
1812, Polly Wilson; they were the parents of thirteen 
children, eight sons and four daughters. Two of the sons, 
Nathaniel and William Findlay reside in Youngsville; their 
youngest son, Porter Siggins, served during the late war 
in the III Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, and ren- 
dered distinguished assistance to the northern cause, tak- 
ing part in nineteen engagements; he was killed at An- 
tietam July 20, 1864, by a bullet which passed through a 
pocket Testament, to his heart, causing instant death. The 
Testament is now in the possession of his brother Nathan- 
iel Siggins of Youngsville. 

Judge Siggins made his home for many years with his 
son William Findlay, in Youngsville, and it was from this 
home that his spirit took its flight Thursday, July 15, 1875, 
at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 3 days. A short time 
previous to his death, he made all arrangements for his 
funeral and burial. He wished Henry P. Kinnear to take 
charge and Elder Norton to preach his funeral sermon, 
but as he was unable to be present, the Rev. Mr. Clark 
officiated ; he had also selected the text from which he 
wished the sermon preached ; it was from Matthew, eighth 
chapter, 11th and 12th verses; he named the following: 
John McKinney, Joshua F. Currie, W. D. Belnap, J. Phil- 
lips, W. J. Davis and David Bowman, to act as pall bearers 
at his funeral. 

Of his son, William Findlay, John B. White of Kansas 
City, Missouri, writes the following: 

(267) William Findlay Siggins was born in Youngsville, 
Pa., in 1822. He married September 4, 1850, Edith D. 
Nelson, born in Busti, Chautauqua County, N, Y. They 
had a family of three sons — Clarence, Ernest and Frank 
Morris. Clarence is a graduate of the Randolph Institute ; 
Ernest is a physician and surgeon, was graduated from 
Cincinnatti Medical College in 1877; and F. Morris is a 
prescription and drug clerk. Mrs. Edith Siggins was a 
daughter of Normandus and Prudence (Bushnell) Nelson. 


They were born and married in Herkimer County, N. Y., 
and settled in Busti, N. Y., in January, 1823, where they 
died. "Squire" W. F. Siggins had held all the town offices 
and served as school director twelve years, burgess two 
terms, justice of the peace two years, also held other minor 
offices and was for a time Deputy Sheriff and served as 
constable for several years. He was a teacher for twenty 
years during his early life and taught the first graded 
school in Youngsville; he was postmaster under James K. 
Polk. He was engaged in the lumber business in 1873. 
His wife, Edith Diana, was also an early school teacher. 
He was a son of Judge William and Polly (Wilson) Sig- 
gins, who were both born in Ireland of Scotch and Irish 
parentage. He was born in 1789 and came to Centre 
County in 1793, where his parents died. Judge William 
and Polly were married in 1812. He settled in Broken- 
straw township in 1807, and after his marriage resided at 
Pithole until 1815, when they returned to Youngsville. 
They had thirteen children, five of whom were living in 

Judge William Siggins was a leading and influential 
man; was a justice of the peace for many years and was 
elected Associate Justice of Warren County in 1842. Squire 
W. F. Siggins inherited a legal and analytical mind. He 
was a great reader, a close student and was possessed of 
a very retentive memory. He was an eloquent speaker 
and as he had ready command of language, he always 
proved a formidable opponent in debate. In politics he 
was a Democrat. He was a man of firm opinions, as would 
be expected from his Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was prac- 
tical and fair and consistent in his judgment and was a 
loyal and good citizen, respected and loved by those who 
knew him best. He was ever loyal to his country and tried 
to enter the service of the United States during the Civil 
War but was prevented by ill health. He was frequently 
called upon to lecture on educational subjects. He with 
several of his brothers, made a trip to California in the 
early days of the gold excitement. They went by boat 
around Cape Horn— returning by the Isthmus of Panama. 

Other Families 17;j 

I think it was in July, 1875, that I assisted in jfotting 
up a Fourth of July celebration. It proved to be a j?reat 
and enthusiastic event for the village in Youngsville and 
the Valley of the Brokenstraw. The attendance was un- 
usually large; everybody came and we had all kinds of 
races, including the tub races on the Brokenstraw Creek ; 
we had the greased pig and the climbing of the greased 
pole ; we had perfect order and it was probably the largest 
Fourth of July celebration ever held in Youngsville. W. F. 
S"iggins was the orator of the day and the large attentive 
audience helped to inspire him to make one of the most 
appropriate and eloquent addresses I ever heard on any 
occasion. He characterized Uncle Sam in dress from hat 
to shoes and features. I had the great pleasure of intro- 
ducing this Uncle Sam to this large assembly. His make 
up was perfect and his address most inspiring. 

He spoke of his sons, the original thirteen states, as a 
father would speak of his boys. The early history of the 
Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War 
and on down to the Civil War and of the sons that had up 
to that time been added to his family. Like a father, he 
mourned because he had to use force in thrashing his 
rebellious sons, and in a very unique manner, he feelingly 
spoke of these recalcitrant boys — now giving him hope 
and joy in laying down their arms and coming back to the 
old home. It was a speech never to be forgotten by those 
who heard it. 

Mr. Siggins had a wonderfully good and talented wife; 
she was a typical wife, mother and home maker, and was 
loved by all the neighbors and by all who were fortunate in 
having her friendship and acquaintance. She was of a su- 
perior family, and inherited rare virtues from the Nelson 
and the Bushnell families. Herself a great student, she 
fully realized the value of a good practical education for 
her children and employed every means in her power for 
their advancement. She died in Youngsville. 

The late B. F. Morris, once editor and publisher of the 


Warren Ledger recently wrote the following letter regard- 
ing the subject of this sketch: 

"Your letter — of April 24th, ult., asking if I would write 
a sketch of your father and his acquirements, to be incor- 
porated in a book now in contemplation by Mrs. J. B. White, 
bearing upon the Siggins Family, is at hand. 

"While past the age of writing for publication, I cannot 
deny your request to make an attempt to portray your fa- 
ther's qualities as friend, father, citizen and thinker. Of 
course, he was human and possessed qualities belonging 
thereto, as is the case of all who bear the human form. 

"One of his strong points was that of personal friend- 
ship. He would sacrifice much for a real friend. W. F. 
Siggins was too much of a Celt in blood to bear physical 
or mental punishment without giving resistance. He could 
topple down the cob-houses of his opponents when his ire 
was up, to the discomfiture of the opposing force, and then 
smile at their confusion. Physically, he was not a strong 
man, but mentally he could summon up a power which 
tipped over whole "Skillets of minnies" and there was noth- 
ing left on the table for the sustenance of the hungry ag- 

"W. F. Siggins needed no 'preparedness' for his intel- 
lectual battles, but seemed always prepared for emergencies, 
as he was not only a reader, but a thinker. Beware of a 

"W. F. Siggins was undoubtedly indebted to his father, 
the late Judge William Siggins, for his natural legal cast 
of mind, for he did understand the fundamental principles 
of the law. It was said of Judge William Siggins, who for 
years had served as Justice of the Peace, that never one 
of his decisions was reversed by the Higher Court. W. F. 
Siggins was Justice of the Peace for many years to the en- 
tire satisfaction of the Youngsville community, and Youngs- 
ville was and is known for its mental acquirements. They 
measured his judical ability and by their votes pronounced 
him a judicial success. 

Other Families 175 

"I wish to say further that W. F. Siggins, had he been 
called upon, was fitted to serve the public in any grade, 
from Justice of the Peace to that of Member of Congress, 
better than many who go to Congress from many districts 
in the several states. He had quickness of perception and 
possessed a natural legal talent which the most crafty could 
not compass. He was independent in thinking and fearless 
in action. It is a truth that often the best fitted are not 
awarded the honors in politics. Too many times party 
rules instead of Justice. Your father was fitted for public 
service, an original thinker and an honest man." 

"I will add that I well knew Mr. W. F. Siggins and prized 
his friendship. He was my friend and I was his friend and 
I am glad to pay him this just tribute. One of his last acts 
was to draw the will of Joshua Currie whereby he left a 
bequest to build the Industrial Department of the Youngs- 
ville School, which Mr, Currie had confidentially promised 
me he would provide for." 

(Signed) J. B. WHITE. 



On the 15th day of June 1869, a number of the surviving 
soldiers of the war of 1812-15 met in Warren, Pennsylvania. 
Hon. William Siggins was chosen president of the meeting 
and Robert Mills, secretary. They passed resolutions re- 
garding the granting of pensions to soldiers of the last war 
with England, and were hospitably entertained by L. L. 
Lowry, Esq., at the Carver House, with a dinner sumptu- 
ous in its appoitnments. The veterans present were as fol- 
lows : Zachary Eddy, of Warren, aged ninety eight years ; 
John Geer of Glade township, aged seventy-eight years; 
Emanuel Crull, of Tidioute, aged eighty years; Caleb 
Thompson, of Pine Grove township, aged eighty-four years ; 
Isaac Davis, of Brokenstraw township, aged seventy-seven 
years ; John Brown of Brokenstraw township, aged seventy- 
three years. WILLIAM SIGGINS, of Youngsville, aged 
eighty years ; Isaac Lopus, of Pittsfield, aged seventy-seven 
years ; Elisha Sterling of Limestone, aged eighty-one years. 
Ira Badger, of Pine Grove, aged seventy-four years, and 
Joseph Ackley, of the same township, aged seventy-nine 
years, were also veterans of the same war, and living at 
that time, but were unable to attend the meeting. 

(Hist, of Warren Co., Pa., p. 137). 


THOMAS Siggins, of Walsingrange, county Wexford; 
his son 

MATTHEW Siggins, m. Margaret Codd; 
their son 

Other Families 177 

RICHARD Siggins, m. Margaret Sinot; 
their son 

EDWARD Siggins, of Balla, m. ^ 

their son 

WILLIAM Siggins, m. Mary Taylor; 
their son 

JOHN Siggins, m. Sarah Hood; 
their son 

WILLIAM Siggins, m. Mary (Polly) Wilson. 

(5) JUDGE WILLIAM SIGGINS\ of Youngsville. 
Pennsylvania, b. May 12, 1789, in Ireland ; d. July 15, 1875, 
in Youngsville, Pa., at the home of his son, William Find- 
ley Siggins; m. May 8, 1812. 

Mary (Polly) ^Wilson, b. September 24, 1795; d. Feb. 
ruary 18, 1855. They Joined the Methodist Church in 
Youngsville, in 1820. Children: 

263.* i. SAMUEL Wilson Siggins*, b. February 9, 1813 ; 
m. Julia Ann Mead; dau. of Ashel and g. dau. 
of Darius (1216) (see Mead family elsewhere 
in this volume). 

264.* ii. JOHN SIGGINS\ b. June 4, 1815; 
m. Eliza Morgan. 

265.* iii. NANCY G. Siggins\ b. August 6, 1817 ; 

m. Philip Mead (1260) (see Mead family). 

266.* iv. MARY W. (Polly) Siggins% b. March 20, 1820; 
m. Elija Mead (see Mead family). 

267.* V. WILLIAM Findley Siggins% b. May 30, 1822; 
m. Edith Diennie Nelson. 

268.* vi. ISAAC SigginsS b. October 18, 1824 ; d. in Cali- 
fornia, 1910 ; m. 
Eliza Kinnear, dau. of Robert and Jane (Alex- 
ander) Kinnear). 


269.* vii. IRVINE S. Siggms^ b. March 6, 1828; 
m. Dorcas Filer. 

270.* viii. NATHANIEL Siggins^ b. August 7, 1830; 
m. Ann Blakesley. 

271. ix. JEFFERSON SigginsS b. December 18, 1832; 

in Youngsville; d. January 31, 1871; in Irvin- 
ton, Pa., and was buried in Youngsville the fol- 
lowing Sunday; he was a member of the Im- 
proved Order of Red Men, and the members 
of that Order attended the funeral in a body, 
a short service consisting of remarks and a 
prayer by the "Venerable Prophet" words by 
the "Sachem," dropping of evergreens on the 
coffin and finally the solemn word "Farewell" by 
each member was touching in the extreme. 

272. X. SUSAN Jane Siggins\ b. January 29, 1835 ; 

m. Benjamin Metlar; before her marriage she 
taught the primary school for $4.00 a week and 
boarded herself. They had two daughters: 
Margaret, who married Mr. Bush; and Anna, 
who married Mr. Ford. 

273. xi. ELIZA Ann Siggins% b. August 12, 1838; 

m. Albert Hamlin; they had one daughter: 
GEORGIA Hamlin, who died at the age of 
14 years. 

274. xii. DAVID Porter Siggins% b. May 9, 1840; never 

married. He was a soldier in the civil war, he 
was killed by a bullet that passed through a 
pocket testament to his heart; at the battle of 
Peach Tree Creek, in Georgia. 

(263). SAMUEL WILSON SIGGINSS was a lumber- 
man in Franklin, Pa.; he married and all his children were 
born in or near Franklin ; b. February 9, 1813, in Youngs- 
ville, Pa. ; m. Julia Ann Mead. dau. of Ashel and gr.-dau. of 
Darius and Ann (Hoffman) Mead. Their children were: 



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Other Families 179 

275. i. POLLY Siggins\ married 

Solomon Grizzle, a farmer, and had: 

ALICE Grizzle", m. Jasper Swan, a farmer. 

HENRY Grizzle". 

SUSIE Grizzle", m. a farmer in Nebraska. 

DORA Grizzle", m. a machinist in New Mexico. 

MILDRED Grizzle", m. a farmer. 

FRED Grizzle". 

276. ii. JOHN Finley Siggins% m. 

Clara Clem ; they had one son : 

277. PETER Siggins", who lives at Bartlesville, 


278. iii. SIMEON Siggins', was an engineer on the Han- 

nibal and St. Joseph Railroad in early times ; m. 
Lucy Glass ; they had : 

279. WILLIAM Siggins", a farmer, married. 

280. ALBERT Siggins", at one time employed in 

the Yellow Stone Park. 

281. CHARLES Siggins", a farmer, married. 

282. LIZZIE Siggins", married. 

283. ARTHUR Siggins", a farmer. 

284. iv. CASS Wilson Siggins% of Twin Falls, Idaho, 

married : 
Emma R. Bomar, dau. of Alexander Bomar, grand- 
daughter of George Bomar, gr-granddaughter 
of Bomar, who came with La- 
fayette, and helped the Americans gain their 
independence, and afterward settled in Virginia. 
Their children are: 

285. ALBERT Bomar Siggins", a contractor and 

builder; married: 
Leona Powell of Oneida, New. York. 

286. ELLA Alice Siggins", m. . 


287. ARCHA Byrd Siggins^ is with the Beatty- 

Kellog Co. 

288. CLARENCE Red Siggins^ a contractor in the 

oil fields. 

289. LELA Ruth Siggins% a student in schools of 

Twin Falls, Idaho. 

290. V. JEHU Siggins^ died young. 

291. vi. SUSAN Siggins"', lives in Helena, Mont. 

292. vii. WILLIAM A. Siggins', m. 1st : Mollie Sanders, 

and had one son: 

293. NORTON Siggins*'. 

William A. Siggins m. 2nd, Nettie Nevins and had : 

294. GRACE Siggins% 

295. JESSE Siggins^ 

296. VIOLET Siggins^ 

(264). JOHN SIGGINS*, b. in Youngsville, Pa., June 
4, 1815 ; m. July 4, 1838, in Youngsville. 

(418). Eliza Morgan (see Morgan family), b. July 20, 
1815; d. August 31, 1904. Children: 

297. i. CHARLES Siggins% d. young. 

298. ii. DR. JOHN Jacob Siggins^ who married and 

settled in Philadelphia, and had two children: 
Charles and Feleta. 

ville, Pennsylvania ; b. May 30, 1822 ; d. September 9, 1899, 
in Youngsville; m. September 4, 1850, at the Allen House, 
in Jamestown, New York, by the Rev. H. G. Blinn, to : 

Edith Diennie Nelson, b. April 26, 1826; in Busti, Cha- 
tauqua Co., New York, d. December 16, 1915 (dau. of Nor- 
mandus and Prudence (Bushnell) Nelson). (See Bushnell 
family.) Children: 










Other Families 18] 

CLARENCE Herbert Siggins', b. .iuiio 2. 1851. 
DR. ERNEST L. Siggins\ b. July 25, 1S5:!. 
FRANK Morris Siggins"', b. May 23, 1867. 

(269). IRVINE S. SIGGINS', b. March 6, 1828. in 
Youngsville, Pa., married: 

Dorcas Filer, b. June 9, 1828 ; dau. of Roger Filer. 
Children : 

302. i. VICTOR I. Siggins', b. January 11, 1859 ; 

married and had: 

303. i. GOLDEN Siggins"', b. April 17, 1886. 

304. ii. DE LACE Siggins\ Post Master at Grand Junc- 

tion, Mich. b. July 6, 1860, in Youngsville, Pa. ; 
m. Sept. 18, 1886, in Keeler, Mich. 
Laura M. Cooley, b. December 9, 1865 ; dau. of Eg- 
bert and Elizabeth Cooley, of Keeler, Mich., and 

i. BLANCHE L. Siggins'-, b. Juno 14, 1892. 

WILLIAM Roger Siggins"', b. December 17. 
1864 ; married and had : 

i. BERTHA M. Siggins", b. April 27, 1892; 

ii. HAROLD R. Siggins", b. June 7, 1894. 
IDA Siggins', b. August 14, 1867. 
BERTHA L. Siggins', b. January 3, 1870. 
BESSIE L. Siggins\ b. April 19, 1876. 

(270) NATHANIEL SIGGINS\ was one of the Pioneer.^; 
of Warren County, Pennsylvania, where, with the excep- 
tion of a few years he lived in California, he spent his en- 
tire life. His tales of early days when the country around 
Youngsville was wild and unsettled, were intense^ inter- 
esting; he served all through the Civil War, was captured 
and confined four months in Belle Isle prison, where he 














endured many privations ; he was a member of the Robert 
A. Kinneai- Post of the Grand Army of the Repubhc ; and 
for many years a mem^ber of the Methodist Church ; b. Au- 
gust 7, 1830. in Youngsville ; d. January 24, 1918, in Youngs- 
ville ; m. July 29th, 1865. 

Ann Blakesley, b. October 4, 1841; dau. of Benjamin 
Franklin and Abigail (O'Dell) Blakesley. Children: 

312. i. EARL James Siggins'', b. November 9, 1870; 
m. November 18, 1896 ; 
Minnie W. Niles, they had one daughter: 


13. i. IVA Siggins^ 

314. ii. ELLEN M. Siggins', b. December 1, 1871; m. 

April 22, 1903 ; 
Percie 0. Wilcox, of Pittsfield, Pa., they have two 
children : 

315. i. GARNER N. Wilcox \ 

316. ii. GORDON E. Wilcox«. 

(299). CLARENCE HERBERT SIGGINS"', b. June 2, 
1851, in Youngsville, Pa.; m. May 13, 1874, in Plummer, 
Venango Co., Pa. 

Catherine Louise Black, b. September 29, 1855, in 
Rockland County, N. Y., dau. of George and 
Metta (Ackin) Black. She came in her early 
"teens" with her parents to the Pennsylvania 
Oil Country; she was educated at Chamberlaine 
College where she met her future husband to 
whom she was married at the age of eighteen; 
she is a member of the Episcopal Church, also 
of the Order of Eastern Star and the Woman's 
Club and is active in each of these Societies. 

317.* i. LILLIAN Wealthy Siggins\ b. May 10, 1875; 
m. Edward Palmer Leonard. 

Other Families 183 

318/'= ii. CLARENCE Ackin Siggins\ b. April 28, 1878; 
m. Leona Coates. 

(300). DR. ERNEST L. SIGGINS', attended the com- 
mon schools of Warren County, until the age of fourteen 
when he entered the Chamberlaine Collegiate Institute at 
Randolph, N. Y. ; he commenced teaching school at the age 
of seventeen and when nineteen entered Mount Union Col- 
lege where he was a class mate of Ex-Secretary of State, 
Hon. Philo C. Knox; graduated at the Cincinnati Medical 
college in 1877; practiced his profession until 1893; when 
he was appointed Microscopits of the United States Depart- 
ment of Apriculture, and in 1916 was stationed at Denver, 
Colorado. He was b. July 25, 1853, in Brokenstraw Town- 
ship, Warren Co., Pa.; m. Dec. 24, 1882, in Columbus, Ne- 
braska, by the Rev. Samuel Goodale, to 

Maude M. George ; b. December 2, 1859, in Gulph. 
Canada; dau. of Frederick and Susan (Petite) 
George. Children : 

319. i. SUSAN Petite Siggins", b. September 24, 1883, 

at Pierre, Neb. 

320. ii. FREDERICK William Siggins«, b. February 24. 

1888, at Platsmouth, Nebraska; d. July 26, 1889. 

321. iii. EDITH Mary Siggins«, b. September 15, 1890, 

in Platsmouth. 

322. iv. ERNEST Leland Siggins% b. July 15, 1899, in 

Chicago, III. 

(301 FRANK MORRIS SIGGINS', of Meadville, Pa., b. 
May 13, 1867, in Youngsville, Pa. ; m. October 23, 1889, in 
Youngsville, Pa. 

Alice Bertha Agrelius, b. January 9, 1868, in Youngs- 
ville, (dau. of John William and Sarah Jane (Demmon) 
Agrelius) ; was a graduate of the Youngsville High School 
Class of 1887-8 ; taught school until her marriage to Frank 
Morris Siggins in 1889 ; is a member of the Tuesday After- 
noon Study Club, Past Worthy Matron of the Order of 


Eastern Star, served as Grand Ruth in the cabinet of the 
Worthy Grand Matrons of Pennsylvania, 1914-15; is a 
member of the Presbyterian Church. Children: 

323. i. HOWARD William Siggins% b. July 10, 1893, 

in Meadville ; graduate of Meadville High School 
June 9, 1910. Attended Allegheny College 1910- 
11; Phi Delta Thelta. Entered the Pennsyl- 
vania State Forestry Academy at Mont Alto in 
September, 1911 ; graduated at the head of his 
class August 12, 1914; employed by the De- 
partment of Forestry on Topographic and Stock 
surveys one year. On September 1, 1915, he was 
promoted to Chief Clerk of the Bureau of Forest 
Protection, which position he now holds; is a 
member of the Presbyterian Church at Harris- 
burg, Pa. Enlisted July 21, 1917, in the 10th 
Reserve Engineers Co. C, Forestry Regiment; 
was in training at American University Camp 
during the summer of 1917. 

324. ii. MARION Lucile Siggins% b. September 8, 1896, 

in Meadville ; graduate of the High School May 
28, 1914; attended Allegheny College 1914-15; 
member Delta Chapter Alpha Chi Omega; en- 
tered Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1916, for 
the study of Domestic Arts and Sciences. 

325. iii. FRANK Morris Siggins, Jr.% b. January 1, 

1901, in Meadville, Pa. ; is at this time, January, 
Bertha Agrelius, b. Jan. 9, 1868, in Youngsville, Pa., daugh- 
ter of John William and Sarah Jane (Demmon) Agrelius. 

1917, a Junior in the Meadville High School ; he 

is an enthusiastic "Boy Scout," and has earned 

seven merit badges. 

(301). FRANK MORRIS Siggins% son of William 
Findley and Edith Diana (Nelson) Siggins, born May 13, 
1867, in Youngsville, Pa.; married October 23, 1889, Alice 
Received his education in Youngsville public schools. Start- 
ed in the drug business in St. Edwards, Neb. Served as a 
clerk in the same line at Pierre, S. Dak., Youngsville, Pa., 

Other Families 185 

Buffalo, N. Y., Morristown, Pa., and Oil City, Pa. Took 
the junior course in Chicago College of Pharmacy, grad- 
uating from the Philadelphia College in 1888. Started to 
clerk in the drug store of which he is now one of the pro- 
prietors, in 1889, at Meadville, Pa., being in the same loca- 
tion for a period of twenty-seven years. He has devoted 
much time to the study of the conservation of our Natural 
Resources and has delivered many interesting lectures on 
this subject. He with his wife and family belong to the 
Presbyterion Church of Meadville, Pa. He is a member 
of the Masonic Brotherhood, Elks and other organizations. 
Served one year on the Meadville School Board, resigning 
on account of ill health. Still active in the drug business 
(1917). One of Meadville's most prosperous citizens. 

From the "Meadville Evening Republican" : 

"F. M. Siggins, at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania 
Pharmaceutical Association, held at Forest Park, has just 
been awarded the prize offered for the best paper on 'Com- 
mercial Pharmacy.' This was the paper on the use of coal 
tar derivatives in medicine, such as headache powders and 
pain remedies, and was largely copied in the medical and 
pharmaceutical papers. The paper dealt with the subject 
at length, and served as a timely warning against the too 
free use of these remedies, with valuable explanations of 
their danger to health. Mr. Siggins is a member of the 
drug firm of Ballinger and Siggins, of Meadville, Pa., and 
is considered one of the best pharmacists in the state. 
'Meadville's popular druggist' is a term of one meaning 
when applied to a man who can, like Mr. Siggins, land the 
nomination for school director on both Republican and 
Democratic tickets on the same day." 

(301), John W. Agrelius was born in Jarsted, Sweden, 
November 2, 1838, to Isaac W. and Ina C. Agrelius and died 
Sunday, February 6, 1916. His ancestors were represent- 
ative and influential citizens of their country. John, an 
uncle of the deceased, filled the appointment of Lord Cham- 


berlain in the Court of Bernadotte Charles XIV, the French- 
man who served as Sweeden's King. Mr. Agrelius, because 
of his aversion to the customary planned marriages among 
those of rank, was disinherited and cast adrift. Isaac W. 
Agrelius was married to Ina C. Anderson in Feb., 1836. 
To them nine children were born, one dying at the age of 
two years. John W. Agrelius, with his parents, four broth- 
ers and one sister, came to America and settled in Broken- 
straw township in 1851. Two sons and one daughter were 
born after their arrival. Two brothers enlisted in the 
Civil War, Charles in the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and 
Peter in the 83 Pennsylvania Volunteers. Both were cap- 
tured and confined in Andersonville Prison; were removed 
from thence to Columbia, S. C, where they died. Mr. 
Agrelius is survived by three brothers and one sister; Otto 
of Youngsville; Eugene of Anahuac, Texas; Frank of 
Hutchinson, Kan., and Clara M. Christian of Lindsborg, 
Kansas. He was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Dem- 
mon in 1867, she was born June 1, 1845, in Russell. She is 
a direct descendant of James Watt of "Tea Kettle fame." 
Four children were born to them — Alice B. Siggins of Mead- 
ville; Grace G. Rhodes of Corry; Blanch B. Jobes and Ray 
V. Agrelius of Youngsville. Mrs. Agrelius departed this 
life on June 21, 1910. John Agrelius engaged in the pump 
business in 1866 and in 1873 built a mill for the manu- 
facture of heading and shingles, this mill was burned in 
1876 and rebuilt in the same year in its present location. 
In 1878 he engaged in the mercantile trade, later purchas- 
ing a drug store and combining these in the present store 
building which was erected in 1886. He was appointed 
Postmaster in 1884. He continued in active business up 
to the time when his failing health compelled him to retire. 
Mr. Agrelius was President of the Board of Trustees of the 
Methodist Church for over thirty years. He died February 
6, 1916. His daughter, Alice Bertha Agrelius, married Oc- 
tober 23, 1889, Frank Morris Siggins.— (From Youngsville 
Enterprise, Feb. 6, 1916). 

(317). EDWIN PALMER LEONARD, son of William 

Other Families 187 

Thomas and Ida (Hall) Leonard, b. December 4, 1872, in 
Norwood, N. Y., received his early education in the schools 
of that town, he later attended the Conservatory of Music 
at Oberlin, Ohio, where he sang with the Glee Club for 
many years, he afterwards joined the Shubert Quartet 
of Chicago and visited the principal cities of the west and 
south, later going to Boston to continue the study of music. 
Possessing a voice of unusual quality and power ho has sung 
in a quartet in one of the leading churches of Boston seven- 
teen years ; he is now connected with Boston Optical Com- 
pany and is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Order 
of Eastern Star and of the Congregational Church. He 
married January 1st, 1900, by Rev. Arthur Taylor, to : 

(317). Lillian Wealthy Siggins", b. May 10, 1875, in 
Youngsville, Pa. ; she attended the schools of Youngsville 
and the Longview Seminary and later the Conservatory of 
Music at Oberlin, Ohio. She is a member of the Con- 
gregational Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, the 
Parliamentary Law Club and the Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Revolution, and is quoted as being an authority on 
raising boys, of whom she has four : Children : 

326. i. CLAIR Thomas Leonard', b. January 31, 1901. 
in Newton, Mass. 

227. ii. EDWIN Palmer Leonard", b. June 26, 1903, in 
Newton, Mas^. 

328. iii. HENRY Siggins Leonard", b. December 19, 

1905, in Newton, Mass. 

329. iv. RICHARD Lewis Leonard", b. December 16, 

1907, in Newton, Mass. 

(318). CLARENCE ACKIN SIGGINS", of Tulsa, Ok- 
lahoma; born in Limestone, N. Y., April 28, 1878; has 
been engaged in the oil business almost continuously since 
leaving school at the age of eighteen, first in Pennsylvania 
and West Virvinia, going in 1905 to Bartlesville, Okla., 
thense to Tulsa, where he was married March 2, 1910, to 


Leona Coates, of Toledo, Ohio; they removed in the same 
year to Beaumont, Texas, where Mr. Siggins was con- 
nected with the Gulf Oil Corporation in the capacity of 
Superintendent for the State of Texas and south half of 
Louisiana, in 1914 he returned to Tulsa, where he is now 
Division Superintendent of the Gypsy Oil Company. 

Children : 

:vr,0. i. LEANDER Clair Sigginss b. Feb. 3, 1911. 

:331. ii. CATHERINE Lillian Siggins". 


"The following is a copy of the earliest Genealogical 
Records of Saybrook that are known:" 


i Joshua Bushnell, b. May 6, 1644. 

ii. Samuel Bushnell ; b. Sept. 15, 1645. 

iii. Rebeka Bushnell; b. Oct. 5, 1646. 

iv. Will Bushnell; b. Feb. 15, 1648. 

V. Francis Bushnell ; b. Jan. 6, 1649. 

vi. Stephen, & Thomas Bushnell ; b. Jan. 4, 1653. 

vi.i Judeth Bushnell; b. January, 1655. 

viii. Abigail Bushnell ; b. Feb., 1659. 

(The following name was written in by a later hand.) 

William Bushnell, the son of JOHN BUSHNELL, senior, 
of Boston, deceased the 31st day of August, 1684. 

Children of John Bushnell: 

i. John Bushnell; b. March 5, 1665. 

Other Families IHO 

ii. Sarah Bushnell ; b. Sept., 1668. 

iii. Hannah Bushnell; b. Nov. 10, 1670. 

iv. Mary Bushnell ; b. Feb. 20, 1672. » 

V. Elizabeth Bushnell; b. Dec. 23, 1674. 

Samuel Bushnell was married to Patience Rudd, Oct. 7, 
1675. Their children were: 

i. Abigail Bushnell; b. July 27, 1677. 

ii. Judeth Bushnell; b. Sept. 14, 1679. 

iii. Samuel Bushnell; b. Aug. 21, 1682. 

iv. Jonathan Bushnell ; b. April 10, 1685. 

vi. Daniel Bushnell; b. Feb. 20, 1687. 

vi. Nathaniel Bushnell; b. Feb. 18, 1690. 

Samuel Bushnell married 2d Priscilla Pratt, April 19, 
1700. Children: 

vii. Hepzibah, and Ebenezer Bushnell ; b. Aug. 19, 1701. 

viii. Priscilla Bushnell ; b. Dec. 19, 1703. 

ix. Josiah Bushnell; b. June 9, 1706. 

The children of William Bushnell, son of Lieut. Wm. 
Bushnell : 

i. Sarah Bushnell; b. March 1, 1674. 

ii. Ephraim Bushnell; b. Feb. 14, 1675. 

iii. William Bushnell ; b. April 3, 1680. 

iv. Esther Bushnell; b. Nov. 2, 1683. 

Rebeka, wife of the above William Bushnell, died May 
14, 1703 ; the above said William Bushnell was married to 
Sarah Bull, widow, June 6, 1705. 



DEACON FRANCIS BUSHNELL, deceased this life De- 
cember 4th. 1681. Lieut. William Bushnell died 12th of 
November, 1683. Richard Bushnell died in 1681. 

(From the New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reg. Vol. IV. p. 19.) 

Saraw Bushnell, married Joseph Hingham, June 20, 1665. 
Children : 

i. Joseph Hingham; b. Aug. 30, 1656. 
ii. Saraw Hingham; b. June 11, 1655. 

Mary Bushnell, married Samuel Jones, Jan. 1, 1663. 
Children : 

i. Samuel Jones, b. Nov. 1667. 

ii. Mary Jones, b. Dec. 3, 1670. 

iii. Martha Jones, b. Jan. 18, 1672. 

Martha Bushnell married Jonathan Smith, Jan. 1, 1663. 

(From The New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reg. Vol. IV.) 

Other Families 191 


332. "Ye Elder Francis Bushnell, the pruj,^enitor (jf the 
Bushnell family in America; married Rebekah 
Holmes ; they were of Horsted in Surrey, Eng. 

They sailed from London in 1639, in the company of 
Rev. Henry Whitfield. During the voyage the passengers 
formulated the plantation covenant and Francis Bushnell 
was among the twenty-five signers. The company reached 
New Haven in July, purchased lands from the Indians, and 
established a plantation which remained independent until 
1643, when it was admitted to the New Haven Colony and 
named Guildforde. Frances Bushnell died 1646; his will was 
the first probated at Guildford, Conn. One of the sons of 
Francis Bushnell was Richard, who removed from Guild- 
ford to Saybrook probably immediately after the burning 
of Saybrook Fort in 1647, when his services as a carpenter 
were in great demand. He married Oct. 11, 1648, Mary 
Marvin, daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Marvin of 
Hartford who came from, England in 1635. He died at 
Saybrook in 1658, leaving a widow and four small children. 
She subsequently married Deacon Thomas Adgate and re- 
moved with the company ; then going from Saybrook found- 
ed Norwich in 1660, where she died Mar. 29, 1713. The 
four children of her first marriage were also removed to 
Norwich, but whether they continued to live with their 
mother and step-father or were cared for by her sister is 
not clear. The two sons, Joseph and Richard, though minors 
at the time of the settlement, are reckoned among the orig- 
inal or first class planters. Of the two sons, Richard was 
for more than half a century a prominent figure in Con- 
necticut. He was town clerk for thirty years and member 
of the General Assembly for thirty-eight sessions. He was 
also constable, schoolmaster, captain of the train band, 


town agent, Justice of the Peace and speaker of the House 
for many years. The other son, Joseph, born May, 1651, 
was less prominent in public life. He married Nov. 28, 
1673, Mary Leffing^vell, daughter of Thomas Leffingwell, 
one of the proprietors and first settlers of Norwich, and 
prominent in the region for many years. Joseph died Dec. 
23. 1746, and his wife Mar. 31, 1745. Nathan Bushnell, the 
seventh child and fourth son of Joseph, was born at Nor- 
wich, Feb. 22, 1686, and died Oct. 7, 1770. He married (1) 
Dec. 2, 1713, Anne Gary, and (2) Sept. 12, 1715, Mehitable 
Allen. Of the eight children by the second marriage, Jos- 
eph Bushnell was the oldest, born July 20, 1716. He mar- 
ried (1) his second cousin, Abigail Bushnell, and (2) Aug. 
25, 1745, Elizabeth French. He died June 5, 1796, at Nor- 
wich. His fourth son was Jason Bushnell, who was born 
at Norwich, Conn., Sept. 12, 1763, and died near Cincin- 
natti, Ohio, in Sept., 1847. He was a soldier in the Revo- 
lutionary War, having enlisted from the town of Norwich 
in Captain Miel's company of General Waterbury's brigade 
raised for the defense of the sea coast. The brigade subse- 
quently joined Washington and served until the end of the 
war. He married (1) in 1785, Hannah Kirkland, and (2) 
Sarah Smith. In 1811, with his wife Sarah and four of his 
ten children he removed to Rome, N. Y., where he lived as a 
farmer for many years. In 1845, he and his wife removed 
to Gincinnatti, Ohio, where he lived with one of his sons 
until his death in 1847, his wife having died in 1846. Daniel 
Bushnell, the fifth son of Jason, born in Lisbon, Conn., Feb. 
17, 1800, died Oct. 1884, in Ohio; married March 9, 1825. 
Asa Smith Bushnell, their son, was in 1895 elected Governor 
of Ohio. Governor Bushnell, like every member of the 
Bushnell family from early Connecticut, was brought up a 
Congregationalist, but after his marriage he was an ad- 
herent of the Episcopal Church of which his wife was a 
member. He was a member of the Society of the Colonial 
Wars, and one of the founders of the Ohio Society of the 
Sons of the Revolution. He was also an enthusiastic mem- 
ber of the Loyal Legion; also of the Ohio Archaeological 
and Historical Society. He became a member of the "Old 

Other P'amilies I'j.i 

Northwest" Genealogical Society on Oct. 4, 1879. He was 
made a thirty-third degree Mason September 17. 1857. 

333. Mr. Bushnell married Ellen Ludlow, daughter of 

Dr. John Ludlow of Springfield, Ohio. Their 
children were: 

334. i FANNIE Ludlow Bushnell, b. Aug. 22, 1858; 

m. Dec. 9, 1880, John F. McGrew, of Spring- 
field, Ohio. Children: 

335. i. ELLEN Bushnell McGrew. 

336. ii. FANNY Judkins McGrew. 

337. ii. HARRIET Elmina Bushnell, b. Aug. 27. 1860 ; 

m. Nov. 22, 1887, Henry C. Dimond, of Spring- 
field. Children : 

338. i. ASA Bushnell Dimond. 

339. ii. DOUGLAS Marquand Dimond. 

340. iii. HENRIETTA Dimond. 

341. iii. ALICE Bushnell, b. Nov. 20, 1862, d. Sept. 2, 


342. iv. JOHN Ludlow Bushnell, b. Feb. 15, 1872; m. 

Oct. 14, 1896, Jessie M. Harv/ood. Children : 

343. i. ASA Smith Bushnell, b. Feb. 2, 1900. 

344. ii. EDWARD Harwood Bushnell, b. Nov. 19, 


345. iii. JOHN Bushnell, Jr., b. Nov. 19, 1903. 

(From the "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly. 
Vol. VH, July, 1904.) 

Among the Revolutionary soldiers of the Bushnell 
family may be found Ens. Alexander, Ephraim. James 
Jason, John Handley, Josiah, Nathan and Sergt. Phineas 
Bushnell. (M. H. M.) 


346. DANIEL BushnellS grandson of "Ye Elder Francis 

bushneir-, b. 1740, in Saybrook, Connecticut; d. 
December 12, 1818, at Litchfield, New York; he 
was a soldier in the Revolutionary . War ; he 

Hannah His son: 

347. AMASA BushnelP, was born in Saybrook; removed 

to Granby, Conn., thence to Litchfield, N. Y., 
and later to Napoh, N. Y. b. June 13, 1765, in 
Saybrook; d. August 19, 1841, in Napoli, N. Y.; 
m. December 27, 1792, in Granby, Conn. 

Prudence Holcomb, b. February 17, 1775; d. May 
1, 1858. Children, all except Betsey, the eldest, 
were born in Litchfield, New York. 

348. i. BETSEY Bushnell', d. 1796, August 17, at 


349. ii. NANCY Bushnell% d. 1796, August 21, at 


350.* iii. JA:MES BushnelP, d. 1863, December 18, in 

351.* iv. JOSIAH BushnelF, d. 1841, February 22, in 
Napolia, N. Y. 

352.* V. AMASA Bushnell, Jr.\ d. 1855, Sept. 20, in 

353.* vi. PRUDENCE Bushnell', d. 1881, October 10, in 
Busti, N. Y. 

354.* vii. ASHBEL Bushnell', d. 1880, May 28, in Napoli, 
N. Y. 

355.- viii. CHAUNCEY S. Bushnell ■, d. 1884, November 
5, in Napoli, N. Y. 

.".56. ix. NANCY Bushnell"', d. 1883, February 15, in 
Conewango, N. Y. 

Other Families 195 

357.='= X. ELIAS Bushnell', d. 1909, June 6. in Napoli 
N. Y. 

(350) -James Bushnell', married and removed to Mich- 
igan, the name of his wife is unknown; his children were: 

Mayette, who was drowned while young; Alexander, 
Gordon, Charles, Edna, Mayette and Delos. 

(351). Josiah Bushnell', married: 

Julia Ann Heminway ; they lived in Napoli, N. Y. 


358. i. EUNICE Bushnell", m. Harrison Brink, and 

had: Josiah, Agnes, Francis, Porter, Edna, 
Alice and Andrew. 

359. ii. ELVIRA Bushnell", m. 1st, Ephriam Altenburg, 

they had one child that died young ; she married 
2nd, Joseph York ; no children. 

360. iii. ALBURN BushnelK', m. Helen Merchant, and 

had: Luella, d. young; Elzer, Melzer (twins). 
Carrie, Celia, Linnie and Stella. 

ELETRA Bushnell", m. William Frarey, and 
had : Harriet, Emma and Addie. 

NANCY Bushnell", m. Nicholas Bigler, and had : 
Flora and Ella. 

LYMAN Bushnell", m. 1st Mary Peaslee, and 
had : William, Kate, Edith and Daniel ; m. 2nd, 
Helen Finch. 

364. vii. JULIA Bushnell", m. Alfred Church, and had : 
Martha, Olive, Ray and Rose. 

352) . AMASA BUSHNELL, JR.", m. Mila Frarey, they 
removed to Illinois and had : 








352a. i. ALICE Bushnell", m. Lyman Booth, they had 
Lucy Booth^ and Judson Booth'. 

352b. ii. JUDSON Bushnell'-, m. twice, no children. 

352c. ill. ELMER Bushnell". 

352d. iv. STANLEY Bushnell". 

(353). PRUDENCE BUSHNELL', b. May 19, 1803; d. 
October 10, 1881, in Busti, N. Y. ; m. : 

Normandus Nelson, b. October 20, 1798; d. August 31, 
1861 ; son of Hosea Nelson, d. 1834 ; and his wife, Theodosia 
Moore, b. April 23, 1769, at Westfield, Mass ; d. October 14, 
1860; she was a dau. of William Moore, b. 1737, in Sims- 
bury, Conn., who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War 
and served three enlistments, he was at the battle of Bunker 
Hill, under Capt. Thomas Knowlton; his final discharge 
is dated May 5, 1780 ; from the 3d. Reg. Conn. Line. His 
wife was Sarah , who was b. at Westfield, Mass. 

Children : 

365. i. NORMANDUS Nelson«, m. Aken, and 

had: Nelia and Jennie. 

366.* ii. EDITH DIENNIE NELSON'% b. April 26, 
1826; m. Sept. 4, 1850. 
William Findley Siggins (No. 267). 

367. iii. SOPHIA Nelson", m. Babcock. 

368. iv. WELTHEA Nelson", m. —Babcock. 

369. vi THANKFUL Nelson", d. agd. 15. 

370. vi. THOMAS Nelson", m. Morton, has 

two children. 

(355). CHAUNCEY BUSHNELL\ m. Emaline Wood- 
worth, and had : 

37L i. LORIN Bushnell", m. Arnold, and 

had: Lettie Arnold. 

Other Families 197 

372. ii. CLARISY Bushnell , m. twice, 1st, Gates; 2ik1, 

Brown ; no children. 

373. iii. MARTINBushnell, was killed in the Civil War. 

374. iv. FRANK Bushnell ■, m. Gates, and had : 

Mertie Bushnell'', who m. Waite and Ida Bush- 

375. V. AMELIA Bushnell', m. Blake, no 


(357). Elias Bushnell\ m. Sarah Newall, and had: Har- 
riet, d. young. Ella*', who m. George Champlin, and had 
a dau., Delia Champlin. 




JAMES MORGAN — Immigrant Ancestor, was born in 
Wales, probably at Llandaff , Glamorgan county, but the fam- 
ily appears to have removed to Bristol, England, before 
1636. The name of his father is unknown, but there is some 
traditionary evidence that it was William. In March, 
1636, he and tv.^o brothers, John and Miles, sailed from 
Bristol and arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in April. 
John Morgan, who appears to have been a high churchman, 
soon left Boston for the more congenial society of Virginia. 
Miles Morgan settled in Springfield. James Morgan set- 
tled at Roxbury before 1640 and lived there for ten years 
or more. He was admitted a freeman May 10, 1643. Early 
in 1650 he was granted land at Pequot, later called New 
London, Connecticut, and soon occupied by him as a home- 
stead on the path to New Street (now Ashcraft Street) 
near the present burial grounds in the western suburbs of 
the city. He continued to occupy this homestead on the 
path to New Street or Cape Ann Lane, as it was called, in 
honor of the Cape Ann Company, who chiefly settled there, 
until March, 1657. He was one of the townsmen or select- 
men of New London and one of the first deputies of the 
general court at Hartford (May, 1657), and v/as nine times 
afterward elected a deputy. The spot where he built his 
house in Groton in 1657 and afterward resided and where 
he died, is a few rods southeast the Groton ferry, on the 
road to Pocuonoco bridge, and this homestead has descend- 
ed down to the present generation by inheritance. He died 
in 1685, aged seventy-eight years, and his estate was soon 
afterward divided among his four surviving children. He 
married Aug. 6, 1640, Margery Hill of Roxbury. Children 
born in Roxbury, except the youngest child : 

Other Families 199 

i. HANNAH Morgan', b. May 18, 1G42 ; m. Nov. 20, 
Henehiam Royce. 

ii. JAMES Morgan^ b. March 3, 1644; m. Nov., 1666, 
Mary Vine. 

iii. JOHN Morgan-, b. March 30, 1645; ill d. Aug. 23. 
1711; m. 1st, Nov. 16, 1665, Rachel Dymond. 
dau. of John; m. 2d, Elizabeth (Jones) Williams, 
widov^^ dau. of Lieutenant Governor William 
Jones of Nev^^ Haven, and granddaughter of 
Governor Theophilus Eaton. 

iv. JOSEPH Morgan^ b. Nov. 29, 1646. 

V. ABRAHAM Morgan', b. Sept. 3, 1648; d. Aug., 

vi. A DAUGHTER-, b. Nov. 17, 1650; d. young. 

For further information regarding this line see (Genea- 
logical and Family History of the State of Connecticut), 
Vol. II, p. 1198. 



This family is of Welsh descent; Miles Morgan, ancestor 
of the Massachusetts branch of the family, came to Boston 
in April, 1635, with two brothers, one of whom went to 
Connecticut, the other to Virginia, he was the ancestor of 
Gen. David Morgan, of "Ranger fame" in the Revolution. 

376. Miles Morgan married Prudence Gilbert, their grand- 
son. Deacon David Morgan, and his son Joseph were 
among the original proprietors of Brimfield, Mass., 
drawing repsectively grants 46 and 25 in the distri- 
bution of lands, later some of the sons of Benjamin 
Morgan, another son of Miles, settled in Brimfield, 
and it is impossible to gather from the records which 
of the brothers, David or Benjamin, was the father 
of John, Daniel and Noah. 

377. JOHN MORGAN% of Brimfield, m. 1st, November 
24, 1743; 

Abigail Bashfield ; m. 2nd, July 22, 1761 ; 
Margaret Mighell. Children: 

377a. i. ABIGAIL Morgan\ b. October, 1744; m. No- 
vember 14, 1768: 
Reuben Townsley, Jr. 

JOHN Morgan, Jr.% bpt. July 22, 1750. 

ROSE Morgan', bpt. February 22, 1753. 

JUDITH Morgan', bpt. March 21, 1756. 

PELATHIA Morgan', bpt. Sept. 2, 1764. 

POLLY Morgan', bpt. June 13, 1766; m. April 
22. 1784 Isreal Bond. 











Other Families 201 

378. DANIEL MORGAN, of Brimfield, m. May 30. 1751 : 

Mary Morgan. Children: 

378a. i. AMEY Morgan', bpt. March 10, 1752; m. Jan- 
uary 13, 1773. 
Joseph Tucker, 

378b. ii. DANIEL Morgan', bpt. May 24, 1755; d. No- 
vember 10, 1758. 

378c. iii. JACOB Morgan', bpt. August 20, 1758; ni. 
November 1, 1787. 
Sallie Trask. 

378d. iv. DANIEL Morgan', bpt. August 19, 1762. 

378e. V. PERLEY Morgan', bpt. October 16, 1765. 

378f. vi. EPHRIAM Morgan', bpt. January 12, 1769. 

379. NOAH MORGAN^ of Brimfield, Mass., m. April 1, 

Mercy King. Children: 

380. i. LOVINA Morgan', b. October 24, 1762. 

381. ii. APOLLOS Morgan', b. December 2, 1764. 

382. iii. MARY Morgan', b. October 23, 1767. 

383. DEiACON DAVID MORGAN^ b. February 18, 1679 ; 

d. September 11, 1760 ; married in 1703 ; 
Deborah Colton. Children: 

384. i DAVID Morgan^ 

385.* ii. JOSEPH Morgan , b. August 19, 1705. 

386. iii. MARY Morgan', m. May 6, 1736. 

Leonard Hoar, Jr. 

387. iv. ELIZABETH Morgan", m. December 12, 1738. 

Phineas Sherman. 


388.* V. JONATHAN Morgan^ 

389. vi. DEBORAH MORGAN^ m. Nathaniel Collins. 

390. vii. MERCY Morgan^ 
391.='' viii. ISAAC Morgans 

(385)* JOSEPH MORGAN^ b. August 19, 1705; d. 
January 28, 1798 ; m. 1st December 25, 1729 : 

Margaret Cooley, she died July 7, 1754; he married 2nd 
August 11, 1757: 

Rachel Dana, she died March 27, 1810. Children : 

392. i. MARGARET Morgans b. April 20, 1730; m. 
February 2, 1754: 
John Mighell. 

396. V. BENJAMIN Morgans b. April 17, 1739. 

394. iii. MARY Morgans b. Feb. 28, 1735 ; d. young. 

MARY Morgan', b. June 15, 1737; m. May 7, 
Ebenezer Hitchcock. 

BENJAMIN Morgans b. April 17, 1739. 

MIRIAM Morgans b. May 7, 1742. 

398. vii. KEZIAH Morgans b. Jan. 26, 1747 ; m. Decem- 

ber 31, 1767: 
Benjamin Cady. 

399. viii. AARON Morgan, b. March 16, 1749. 

400. ix. ELIJAH Morgans b. May 31, 1758. 

401. X. ENOCH Morgans b. August 3, 1763. 

(388)* JONATHAN MORGANS b. 1710 (?); d. Jan- 
uary 1, 1796; m. Feb. 26, 1745, Ruth Miller. Children: 

402 i. ABNER Morgans b. January 9, 1746. 

402a. ii. JONATHAN Morgans b. April 12, 1748. 







Other Families 203 

402b. iii. LOIS Morgan', b. April 15, 1750; m. October 
10, 1776; 
William Warriner. 

402c. iv. RUTH Morgan', b. September 2, 1755; m. June 
28, 1780; 
Ebenezer Phillips. 

(391) * ISAAC MORGAN', m. August 10, 1741 ; 
Dianah Burbank. Children: 

403. i. ISAAC Morgan', b. January 19, 1742; d. young. 

404 ii. CALEB Morgan', b. March 16, 1745 ; m. Novem- 
ber 4, 1768. 
Tirzah Collins. 

405. iii. EUNICE Morgan\ b. March 13, 1747; m. Jan- 

uary 12, 1769; 
Jesse Lee. 

406. iv. ELI Morgan*, b. July 22, 1749. 

407. V. DEBORAH Morgan\ b. September 30. 1754. 

408. vi. THANKFUL Morgan', b. February 22, 1752; 

d. May 26, 1754. 

409. vii. ISAAC Morgan', b. March 9, 1758; d. May, 


410. viii. DAVID Morgan\ b. November 12, 1760. 

411. ix. EDWARD Morgan^ b. August 21, 1764. 

412. BENJAMIN MORGAN', son of Benjamin and Elinor 

(Chapin) Morgan; b. June 15, 1744; m. and had 

413a. i. ELINOR Morgan\ b. June 9, 1764. 

413b. ii. JERUSHA Morgan', b. September 24. 1768. 

414. STEPHEN MORGAN', son of Benjamin and Elinor 
(Chapin) Morgan; m. May 6. 1748; and had issue: 














LUCE Morgan% b. May 21, 1749. 

AAEON Morgan^ b. March 10, 1751. 

MARY Morgan% bpt. February 11, 1753; d. 
October 28, 1754. 

MARY Morgans bpt. September 9, 1759. 

HANNAH Morgans bpt. April 17, 1763. 

HENRY MORGANS 1790-1886 ; was a soldier in the 
war of 1812. b. August 30, 1790, in Weathersfield, 
Conn.; d. October 8, 1866, in Jamestown, New 
York.; m. January 1, 1812, in Herkimer County, 
New York. 

Francis Shaw Parmerly. Children: 

417. i. WILLIAM Morgans b. June 30, 1812; d. May 
5, 1855, in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. 

418.* ii. ELIZA Morgans b. July 20, 1815: d. August 
31, 1904; m. July 4, 1838. 

(264) . JOHN Siggins, of Youngsville, Pa., (See No. 264) . 

419. iii. SARAH Morgans b. June 21, 1817; d. May 26, 

1841 ; m. February 8, 1838 ; 
Henry Puncabee Kinnear (See Kinnears and their 
Kin, by E. S. White) . 

420. iv. ABIGAIL Morgans b. April 21, 1819; d. April 

24, 1890 ; m. March 28, 1848 ; 
Henry Puncabee Kinnear. 

421. v. BETSY Morgans b. July 4, 1821 ; d. August 20, 

1846; m. September 1, 1844; 
Elijah Mead. (See Mead family). 

422. vi. CORDELIA Morgans b. August 12, 1823; d. 

1831, in Busti, N. Y. 

423. vii. RUTH Morgans July 24, 1826 ; was living ("and 

quite well and hearty this 4th day of April, 
1912," as she says) at her home in Sugar Grove, 

Other Families 205 

424. viii. FRANCIS Mary Morgan", b. July 11, 1830: d. 
September 8, 1845, in Carroll, New York. 

(418) ELIZA MORGAN, the eldest daughter of Henry 
Morgan, was born July 21, 1815, at Jamestown, on her fath- 
er's farm afterwards sold to Dr. Laban Hazeltine, and is 
known as Brooklyn Square. July 4, 1838, she married John 
Siggins (No. 264) of Youngsville. Here she lived until her 
death Aug. 31, 1904. She is survived by one son (No. 298) 
Dr. J. J. Siggins of Philadelphia, and one sister, Miss Ruth 
Morgan of Sugar Grove. Funeral was conducted by Rev. J. 
P. Burns, from the M. E. Church. 



THOMAS Siggins, of Walsingrange, county Wexford; 

his son 
MATTHEW Siggins, m. Margaret Codd; 

their son 
RICHARD Siggins, m. Margaret Sinot; 

their son 
EDWARD Siggins, of Balla, m 

their son 
WILLIAM Siggins, m. Mary Taylor ; 

their son 
JOHN Siggins, m. Sarah Hood ; 

their daughter 
SARAH Siggins, m. Isaac Connely. 

(6) SARAH Sigginss John=, William^ ; b. 1790, in Sligo 
County,. Ireland ; came to America in 1793 ; d. July 9, 1859, 
in Warren County, Pennsylvania ; m. Oct. 1, 1807, in Venan- 
go County, Pennsylvania. 

Isaac Connely-, William^ b. 1780, near Philadelphia; d. 
1864, in Cobham, Pennsylvania. Judge Isaac Connely- set- 
tled on a farm which lies on the eastern line of Youngsville. 
He was selected in 1819 first associate judge of Warren 
County, and held the office twenty-one consecutive years. 
His son William Whitfield Connely who lived near Tidioute, 
served as associate judge five years, 1876-1881. Isaac Con- 
nely lived a number of years in Deerfield township where 
he owned and operated a saw mill, he later moved to Broken- 
straw, He was an exhorter of remarkable ability: he 
owned a farm at Cobham on the Allegheny River where he 
lived and where he died about 1864. Their children were: 










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Other Families 207 

425.* i. SARAH Connely', m.: 
Erastus Rouse. 

426.* ii. SUSAN Connely\ b. 1810; m. Ist., 
Perry Magee; m. 2nd., 
Peter Smith, b. 1802. 

427. iii. ELIZABETH Connely', d. in infancy. 

428.* iv. REBECCA Connely', b. July 21, 1813; d. May 
23, 1904; m. 1836: 
Edward Patterson, of Bordentown, N. J. 

429.* V. RACHEL Connely', b. 1815; d. 1879, in Ohio; 
m. 1st., 
Luke Smith, m. 2nd., 
James Russel. 

430.* vi. JOHN Fletcher Connely', b. Jan. 18, 1816; m. 
Mar. 9, 1847 : 
Aurelia Trask, (a sister of Mrs. John D. l\Iead of 
Youngsville, Pa). 

431.* vii. MARY (Polly) ConnelyS b. May 1819; m. 
Oliver G. Chase. 

432.* viii. WILLIAM Whitfield Connely% b. Mar. 30, 
1827; m. Dec. 9, 1849: 
Lucy Rowley, dau. of Solomon Rowley. 

(425) SARAH CONNELY*, m. : 
Erastus Rouse. Their children were : 

433. i. CORDELIA Rouse% b. 1837, in Watsburg, Pa. ; 

she was a member of the Presbyterian Church 
many years; d. January 22, 1912; m. 1855: 
J. Madison Smith. Their children were: 

434. i. WILLIAM Smiths 

435. ii. ELLA Smith", m. : 

Charles G. Geary. Their children were: 

436. i. MARGARET Geary". 






ii. CHARLES Geary% of Bridgefield, Pa. 

ii. NANCY Rouse'', m. : 

William Delmar, of Custer City, Pa. 
dren were : 

Their chil- 


HARRY Delmar« 


iii. SUSAN Rouse^ m. : 

Joseph Magee, (583). Their children were: 



WILLIAM Magee«. 



OLIVER Magee«. 


> • ■ 



444. iv. CONNELY Rouse% m. 2nd., 

Harriet Godfrey. Their children were; 

445. i. EVA Rouse% m. 

Their children were: 

DELMAR Hitchcock'. 
STEPHEN Hitchcock'. 
WARD Hitchcock'. 
GRACE Hitchcock^ 
FORD Hitchcock'. 












451. ii. FRANK Rouse", m. : 

dren were: 

452. i. HAZEL Rouse'. 

453. ii. VINA Roused 

454. iii. WILLIS Rouse'% m. 

children were: 

455. i. GUY Roused 

456. ii. HAROLD Roused 

Their chil- 


Other Families 209 

457. iv. PERRY Rouse", m. : Their chil- 

dren were: 

i, ZELLA Rouse^ 

ii. VENNES Roused 

GUY Rouse". 

JEFFERSON Rouse\ lived in North Girard, 
Pa.; d. January 11, 1883, in Washin^on, D. 
C. m. : 
Godfrey, a cousin of the wife of 







Connely Rouse (444). Their children were: 

462. i. JENNIE Rouse". 

463. ii. MARY Rouse", m. : 

Wright. Their children were : 

464. i. JAMES Wright^ 

465. ii. RUSSEL Wrights 

466. iii. FRANK Wright^ 

467. vii. PERRY Rouse\ 

(426) SUSAN CONNELY% b. 1810; m. 1st (584) Perry 
Magee; m. 2nd., (646), Peter Smith. She died 
Saturday November 15, 1902, at 10 A. M. "Her 
death was a triumph of the living faith". Chil- 
dren by first marriage : 

468.* i. MELISSA Magee-', m. William Knight. 
469.* ii. ISAAC Magee', m. twice. 

470. iii. SAMUEL Magee', was a soldier in the Civil 

War; b. April 22, 1843. 

471. iv. WILBUR Magee-', was a soldier in the Civil 

War; b. November 16, 1844. 

472. V. JEFFERSON Magee % died in the Civil War ; b. 

April 5, 1846. 


473. vi. FLETCHER Magee% b. October 8, 1847. 

(468) MELISSA MAGEE\ b. December 9, 1839 ; m. Oc- 
tober 15, 1862: 

William Knight. They had one daughter: 

474.* i. ETTA Knight«, b. September 20, 1863. 

(469) ISAAC MAGEE% b. June 27, 1841; was a soldier 
in the Civil War; m. twice but names of his wives unknown 
to us. His children were: 

475. i. STANLEY Magee". 

476. ii. ORVILLE Magee«. 

477. iii. FLETCHER Magee''. 

478. iv. SAMUEL Magee«. 

(474) Etta Knight% m. 1st, G. Clark Brown; m. 2nd, D. 
P. Smith. By first marriage she had: 

479. i. EMERSON Connely Brown', b. February 16, 


(428) Rebecca Connely, 1813-1904, daughter of Judge 
Isaac and Sarah (Siggins) Connely, married Edward Pat- 
terson, and removed to and lived at Turnersville, Lincoln 
County, Kentucky. 

On June 20, 1896, she wrote to her cousin Benjamin 
Baird Siggins. 

"The Siggins Reunions have been a source of great inter- 
est to me — I regret I cannot attend any of these meetings — 
I have sent from time to time to different relatives items of 
family history. 

I well remember grandmother Siggins, Uncle George and 
Uncle William and our dear good father, also Uncle John 
who left home when I was a small child, he must have been 
twenty-five or thirty years old at that time. I have often 
seen the young lady he was engaged to — she was a sister 
of Aunt Fanny Baird's son-in-law Fletcher Hamlin. 

Other Families 211 

My husband died seventeen years ago in Ohio, my son 
(Edward Patterson, Jr.), lives in Ohio, two daughters in 
New Jersey, one in Ohio and one in Kentucky where I am 

The 21st of July I will be eighty-three years old, I have 
been a member of the Methodist Church more than sixty 
years, I also belong to the Y. W. C. A." 

(428) REBECCA CONNELY', b. July 21, 18l;J. in Pit- 
hole, Pa.; d. May 23, 1904, in Bloomfield, N. J.; m. 1836: 

Edward Patterson, of Bordentown, N. J.; d. 1879, in Ohio. 
Their children were : 

480. i. SARAH Patterson% b. August 12, 1837 : m. 1st., 

George Tracer; m. 2nd., 
Augustus Seman; m. 3d., 
Webster. Children: 

481. i. FILMORE Tracer'^ went to Arkansas. 

482. ii. GEORGE Tracer'^ d. aged about 22. 

483.- ii. MARTHA Patterson"', b. December 20, 1838; rn. 
May 1870: 
Henry Westwood. 

March 27, 1841; m. Conrad Jacobs, of Zanes- 
ville, Ohio;b. Oct. 23, 1831, in Germany; d. 
Feb. 10, 1886, in Newark, Ohio. Their children 

485. i. HAROLD Jacobs", b. Feb. 3, 1863 ; m. 

Anna Johnson, in New York. 

486. ii NELLIE Jacobs", b. July 15, 1866; m.: 

Arthur L. Reich. They had one daughter: 

487. i. FRANCES Reich% b. July 13, 1894. 

488. iii. WARREN Jacobs", b. September 7, 1868. 


489. iv. ARTHUR Jacobs'\. b. May 21. 1872; m. Nov. 

Caroline Clyne. Their children were: 

490. i. IRWIN .Jacobss b. August 1899. 

491. ii. CONTRAD Jacobs\. b. December 26, 1902. 

492. iii. CATHERINE Amelia Jacobs', b. May 

21, 1903. 

493 V. FRANCES Louise -Jacobs^, b. Sept. 27, 1874, 

m. August 10, 1901: 
John Jacob Kessler, Ph. D. Chemical Engineer, 
of St. Louis, Mo. Their children were : 

494. i. FRANCES Louise Kessler\, b. Sept. 8, 


495. ii. JOHN Jacob Kessler Jr.,', b. Apr. 24, 


496. iii. WILLIAM Albert Kessler", b. Sept. 13, 


497. iv. EDWARD Patterson Kessler', b. August 

9, 1908. 

498. V. ROBERT Warren Kessler', b. Nov. 15, 


499. vi. WALTER Louis Jacobs% b. December 20, 


500. iv. RACHEL ISABEL PATTERSON^ b. April 30, 

1843, in Warren, Pennsylvania, m. : 
Joseph Combs. Their children were: 

501. i. ALICE Combs". 

502. ii. KATE Combs«, m.: 

Charles W. Mehl, of Hamilton, Ohio. Their chil- 
dren were: 

503. i. BESSIE MehP. 

504. ii. NELLIE MehP. 

Other Families 21;"! 

505. iii. SHIRLEY, MehF. 

506. iii. ELLA Combs", m.: 

Thomas Warr, of Hamilton. Ohio. And had one 

507. i. MARY Warr. 

508. iv. GEORGE Combs'=, m.: Parker. 

509. V. ISABEL Combs'\ d. 1882; aged 16. 

510. vi. BESSIE Combs''. 

511. V. HELEN Patterson', b. Aug. 4, 1850; D. Dec. 

1858 ; Butler, Co. 0. 

512. vi. IDA Patterson-', b. June 24, 1855; m. November 

Frank E. Flenner, of Butler County, Ohio. Their 
children were: 

513. i. BESSIE Flenner". 

514. ii. LAURA Flenner". 

515. iii. KATHERINE Flenner". 

516. vii. EDWARD Patterson'. 

(429) RACHEL CONNELY% m. 1st., Luke Smith, m. 
2nd., James Russel. Children: 

517. i. THOMAS Harvey Russell', m. Nan Magee, 

Youngsville, Pa. 

518. ii. THEODORE RusselL, m. Children: 

519. i. FRANK Russell". 

520. ii. LYMAN Russell". 

521. iii. WILLIAM Russell". 

522. iv. MARY Russell". 

523. iii. SARAH Russell', m.: 

Chambers Jury, of Tidioute, Pa. Children: 






i. RACHEL Jury". 



ii. CLARENCE Jury«. 



iii. IVAN Jury«. 


iv. CLYDE Jury«. 


V. BELLA Jury". 


vi. MABEL Jury''. 



iv. MARY Russell', m.: 


Children : 



i. JESSE Halstead*'. 



ii. RALPH Halstead''. 


iii. MARY Halstead^ 


iv. MAUD Halstead«. 


V. JAMES RusselP, m.: 

Children : 



i. LILLIE Russell'-'. 



ii. JOSL'VH Russell^ 


iii. ETHEL RusselP. 


vi. ANNIE RusselP, m.: 
Children : 




i. NETTIE Files". 



ii. JOHN Files". 



iii. CLARENCE Files«. 



vii. ELMER Russell'. 

(430) JOHN FLETCHER CONNELY\ of Deerfield 
township, Warren County Pennsylvania; b. Januaiy 18, 
1816; d. February 22, 18-54; m. March 9, 1847: 

Aurelia Reed Trask, (No.-780), b. January 22, ] 
1822; d. May 3, 1862. Children: ' 

Other Families 215 

544. i. HELEN E. Connely\ b. August :U), 1848; m. 

July 4, 1883: 
R. C. Bliss. No children. 

545. ii. NEWTON J. Connely-', b. April 1, 18o0; (1. .Jun*' 

1, 1885. 

546. iii. SIDNEY Samuel Connely\ a merchant in Pitts- 

field, Pa.; b. March 6, 1852; m. June 1875: 

Emily E. Mead, dau. of John and Evelyn K. (Jack- 
son) Mead. Children: 

547. i. RUFUS Newton Connely", b. 1880 ; married : 

Ermie Smith. They have one child: 

548. ii. LEON Sidney Connely", b. 1882. 

(431). MARY "POLLY" CONNELY', b. May 24, 1819, 
at Youngsville, Pa. ; d. Feb. 4, 1905, at Jamestown, N. Y. ; 
m. 1837, at Youngsville, Pa. 

OLIVER G. CHASE, b. 1811, at Meadeville, Pa.; d. 1887. 
at Jamestown, N. Y. Children: 


ANN Eliza Chase ■, b. 1838 ; d. 1847. 
i. AMELIA Chase', b. 1840; d. 1847. 
ii. OLIVER F. Chase', b. 1844; m. twice. 
V. WALTER Chase •, b. 1847 ; d. 1849. 

(551). Oliver F. Chase', of Jamestown, N. Y., b. 1844; 
m. 1st., in 1880: 

Eva Todd; m. 2nd., 1888: 

Harriet Myers. By his first marriage he had: 

553. i. C. EMERSON Chase", b. 1882; m. 

Jessie Benton ; they live in New York City. 

Judge of Warren County, Pennsylvania, b. in Youngsville, 
Pa., March 30, 1827; died January 28, 1891. in Youngs- 


ville; married by Philip Mead, J. P., December 9, 1849; 
(565), Lucy Rowley, b. May 19, 1829; d. November 21, 
1890. Children: 

554.* i. IDA M. Connely', m. William Blossom. 

555.* ii. ELLA ("Lola") Elnora Connely% m. Charles 

556.* iii. EDITH A. Connely^ m. Edward Chadwick. 

557.* iv. FLORA Adaline Connely"', m. George M. Konkle. 

(554). IDA M. Connley^ m. William Blossom. Their 
children were : 

558. i. FREDERICK Blossom% b. Februaiy 7, 1882. 

559. ii. WILLIAM Blossom'% b. October 4, 1889. 

(555). ELLA Elnora ("Lola") Connely', b. September 
6, 1860: m. September 4, 1886: 

Charles Rose, b. September 13, 1855. They have one 
daughter : 

560. i. GERTRUDE M. Rose'% b. May 11, 1888. 

(556). Edith A. Connely', b. November 14, 1862; m. 
July 2, 1885: 

Edward Chadwick. Their children were: 

561. i. WILLIAM Chadwick«, b. April 28, 1888. 

562. ii. ALMA Chadwick^ b. September 18, 1890. 

(557). Flora Adaline Connely^ b. October 27, 1865, in 
Cobham, Pa.; m. by Rev. Pete, in Jamestown, N. Y., July 
4, 1887: 

George M. Konkle, b. November 13, 1864, in East Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., son of Jacob and Katherine (Foster) Konkle. 
Their children were: 

563. i. RAYMOND Gerald Konkle«, b. June 8, 1889, in 

Watson Township, Warren County, Pa. 

Other Families 217 

563a. ii. HAROLD Haslet Konkle", b. April 12. 181)8. in 

563b. iii. GEORGE William Konkle", b. September 1002. 
in Mabie, West Virginia. 

564. SOLOMON ROWLEY', b. in Connecticut. "In the 

days of his young manhood he gave his heart to 
Christ, under the preaching of Rev. Cyrus Butler, 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Wils(jn. 
Connecticut, during the last twenty-three years of 
his life he was an invalid, he died in April 1866; 
he selected for his funeral discourse the text: 
For me to live is Christ, to die is gain." The name 
of his wife is unknown to us. His children were: 

565. i. LUCY Rowley^ m. (432), William Whitfield 

Connely. (432) 

566. ii. FANNIE Rowley', m. (718), Charles Smith. 

567. iii. LOUISE Rowley^ 

568. iv. JOANNA Rowley^ 

569. V. ELIZA Rowley-. 

570. vi. ELVIRA Rowley^ 

571. vii. LEVI Rowley-. 



572. "At the June teiTn of Court of Common Pleas, 
1821, James Magee, then eighty-six years of age, 
made statement under oath that early in 1776 he 
enlisted in the State of Delaware in a company 
commanded by Captain Lattimore, called the "Wil- 
mington Greens" for a term of fifteen months. 
Subsequently he re-enlistd in the same State in a 
company commanded by Captain Mitchell. His 
company was attached to Colonel Grayson's regi- 
ment of the Virginia Line, and served till 1780. 
Mr. Magee participated in the battles of Brandy- 
wine, Paoli, Germantown and Monmouth. 

(Hist, of Warren Co. Pa., p. 139.) 

James Magee received a grant of land from the 
Government for his services in the Revolution. 
This land was near Hickory, Pa. He had a son 
Samuel Magee who was father of Perry Magee 
who married Susan Connelly, daughter of Isaac 
and Sarah (Siggins) Connelly. 

JAMES MAGEE, (1733-1823), b. in Ireland in 1733, d. in 
Venango County, Pennsylvania, in 1823. "He was a pri- 
vate in the Continental Line Pennsylvania Volunteers, after- 
ward in the Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Continental Line, 
Commanded by Col. Edward Hand, and later by Col. James 
Chambers, he participated in the battle of Long Island 
August 27, 1776, and in many others, was promoted Octo- 
ber 1776, Sergeant in Capt. Jacob Bower's Company. On 
April 6, 1794 he took out a patent for 200 acres of land in 
Venango County, Pennsylvania; he drew a pension up to 
the time of his death in 1823 ; and his widow received a 
pension from that time until her death in 1844. 

(R, W. record Pennsylvania Archives 3d series, Vol. Ill, 

Other Families 219 

572. JAMES MAGEE', married in Venango County, IVnii- 
Margaret McCracken. Their children were: 

SAMUEL Magee'. 

JAMES Magee-, m. Susan Grandin. 

THOMAS Magee'. 

WILLIAM Magee-. 

JOHN Magee^ 

HENRY Magee^ 


DANIEL Magee-', died young. 



SAMUEL MAGEE% m. Ann Allender, (No. 
1190). (See Allender Family.) Their children were: 

JOSEPH A. Magee , m. Susan Rouse (440). 

PERRY Magee^ m. Susan Connely (426). 

MARGARET Magee , m. James Smith (713). 

CAROLINE D. Magee, m. Luke Smith (716). 

SAMUEL Jr., Magee% m. Jane Perkins. 

REBECCA Magee', m. John Patch, moved to 
Eau Claire, Wis. 

589. vii. WASHINGTON Magee-, d. in the Civil War. 

589a.*viii. ELIZABETH Magee-, m. Wm. Spencer. 

(574). JAMES MAGEE-, m. Susan Grandin, second 
cousin of (1051). Children: 

590. i. JOHN Magee^ 

591. ii. THOMAS Magee^ 























. ( 














GRANDIN Magee% d. in Civil War, 
AMOS Magee^ d. in Civil War. 







ALEXANDER Magee% m. and had. one son, 
Irvine Magee. 

595. vi. HENRY P. Magee-, m. Margaret Huff, had one 

son, Harry — 

596. vii. MARGARET Magee^ m. John Magee. 

(575). THOMAS MAGEE^ m. Mary Huff. Children: 

597.- i. JAMES T. Magee', m. Sarah Neil; 2nd., Nancy 

598.* ii. BENJAMIN H. Magee^ m. Margaret McDonald. 

599.* iii. JULIA Ann Magee % m. Joseph Ludwig. 

600. iv. MARY Magee', m. Fred Garlt, no issue. 

601.* v. HENRY Magee% m. Marilla Morrison. 

602.* vi. REBECCA Magee% m. James Cochrane. 

(576). WILLIAM Magee^ m. Keziah Thompson. Their 
children were: 

MARY Ann Magee', m. Henry Woods; 2nd., 
James Hays. 

JOHN Magee', was a soldier in the Civil War. 

WILLIAM Magee'; (C. W.) died in Anderson- 
ville prison. 

JAMES Magee\ (C. W.) died in Andersonville 

JOSEPH Magee ', was a soldier in the Civil War. 

HANNAH Magee ^ m. Mark Hays. 

HENRY Magee'. 

(577). JOHN MAGEE^ m. Barbara Valentine. Their 
children were: 















Other Families 221 

610.* i. NANCY Magee', m. Robert Mead, son of David, 

611. ii. MARY Ann Magee^ m. David Mead, Jr. 

612. iii. JACKSON Magee', was drowned while young. 

(578). HENRY MAGEE% m. 1st., Hannah Grandin; m. 
2nd., Katherine Grandin. Children by first marriage: 

THOMAS Magee , m. Emma Stocking. 

OLIVER Magee' , m. Sarah Mowris. 

CORDELIA Magee'S m. John Geer, has one son, 
Oliver Geer. 

SARAH Ann Magee ', m. Anson Warner. 

MARGARET Louise Magee^ m. James Houser. 

AMOS Magee\ m. Eliza Russell. 2-Mollie Tay- 

CHARLES Magee^ m. Sarah Hunter. 
Children by 2nd marriage : 

620. viii. ALEXANDER Magee. 

621. ix. JANE Magee\ m. Matthew Guiper. 

622.* X. JULIA Rebecca Magee', m. John Rushenberger. 

ALD. Their children were: 

623.* i. MARGARET McDonald , m. Benjamin H. Ma- 
gee. (See-598.) 

624. ii. MARY McDonald', m. Robert Hood. 

625.* iii. EMALINE McDonald', m. James Parks. 

626.* iv. THOMAS McDonald , m. Louise — . 

627.* V. JOHN McDonalds m. Harriet Black. 

628. vi. WILLIAM McDonald Jr.''. 






















LINN, of Brownsville, Pa, Their children were : 

629. i. THOMAS Linn, Jr.^ perhaps others. 

(582). ALEXANDER GRIER MAGEE% m. (717), 
Nancy Smith, Sept. 1, 1831. Their children were: 

MARY L. Magee-, d. un-m. in 1910, agd. 76. 

MARGARET R. Magee% m. Jahu Hunter. (See 
Hunter Family.) 

CAROLINE D. Magee% b. Oct. 18, 1840; d. 

633. iv. SUSAN E. Magee ■, b. Oct. 29, 1842 ; d. Jan. 12, 

634.- V. NANCY Ann Magee', b. May 16, 1846, m. 
W. H. Mabie, of West Virginia. 

(633) SUSAN EMALINE MAGEE, dau. of Alexander 
and Nancy (Smith) Magee, b. in Limestone Twp, 1842; d. 
1907. She was a charter member of the Tidioute Chapter, 
D. A. R. She took a deep interest in the affairs of the or- 
der, and served as its faithful and efficient Historian from 
the time of its organization till the time of her decease. 
She united with the Presbyterian church in 1872 and was 
one of its most loyal and devoted members ; she was also 
a loyal member of the W. C. T. U. Her grandfather, James 
Magee, was a soldier in the Revolution in 1776 and resided 
on the farm which was a grant to him from the U. S. Gov- 
ernment as a reward for his servics. She was possessed of 
an unusually kind, pleasant and amiable disposition and 
made many friends. 

(583) JOSEPH A. MAGEE"', m. 1st Rachel Thompson; 
m. 2nd Susan Rouse (440). 
Children by 1st marriage: 

635. i. JOSEPH Magee', a soldier in the Civil War. 

636. ii. SAMUEL Magee', a soldier in the Civil War. 

Other Families 223 

637. iii. JOHN Magee', a soldier in the Civil War. 

638. iv. GEORGE Magee', a soldier in the Civil War. 

639. V. JAMES Magee', a soldier in the Civil War. 

640. vi. CHARLES Magee', a soldier in the Civil War. 

641. vii. HANNAH Magee*. 

642. viii. MARGARET Magee'. 

643. ix. ESTHER Magee\ 
Children by 2nd marriage: 

644. X. FREMONT Magee\ 

645. xi. OLIVER Magee'. 

646. xii. WILLIS Magee'. 

(589a) ELIZABETH MAGEE \ b. 1823; d. 1908; m. 

647. i. EMILY Spencer^ 

648. ii. MARCIA Spencer^ 

649. iii. NETTIE Spencer^ 

650. iv. ELIZABETH Spencer\ 

651. V. WILLIA Spencer'. 

(597) JAMES T. MAGEE , m. 1st Sarah Neil; m. 2nd 
Nancy Magil. Children: 

652. i. MARY Jane Magee', m. Daniel Derocher. 

653. ii. WM. Thomas Magee^ 

654. iii. SARAH Ann Magee', (dau. by 2nd m.) 

(598) BENJAMIN H. MAGEE^ m. Margaret McDon- 
ald. Children : 

655. i. MARY Rebecca Magee% m. John Tobin; they 

have one daughter, Leila Tobin. 


656. ii. AMBROSIA Magee*, m. Charles Black; they 

have two sons, Harry and William Black. 

Children : 

657. i. LOUISA Ludwig*. 

658. ii. THOMAS Ludwig^ 

659. iii. MARGARET Ludwig\ 

660. iv. ELIZABETH Ludwig*. 

661. V. SARAH Ludwig\ 

662. vi. NORA Ludwig^ 

Children : 

663. i. PERCY Magee% m. ; has one son, George Magee. 

664. ii. ARLIN Magee^ m. ; no children. 

Children : 

665. i. ELIZA Cochrane^ 

666. ii. HENRY Cochrane*. 

m. 2nd JAMES HAYS. Children: 

667. i. OLIVE Woodsy 

668. ii. IRENE Woods\ 

Children : 

669. i. HENRY Magee'. 

670. ii. SUSAN Magee\ 
67L iii. P^RANCES Magee\ 

Other Families 225 

(610) NANCY MAGEE s m. ROBERT MEAD, of Mead- 
ville, Pa. Children: 



EMILY Mead'. 



JOHN Mead'. 






IRENE Mead\ 

Children : 

676. i. MARSHALL Magee\ 

677. ii. SYBIL Magee*. 

678. iii. JAMES Magee\ 

679. iv. MINNIE Magee*. 

Children : 

680. i. ORRIN Magee*. 

681. ii. MARIAN Magee\ 

682. iii. LESTER Magee^ 

683. iv. HENRY Monroe Magee'. 

684. V. LUNETTA Magee\ 

Children : 

685. i. RALPH Warner^ 

686. ii. BURTON Warner'. 

687. iii. ZELDA Warner'. 

HOUSER. Children: 

688. i. WALTER Livingston Houser\ 


689. ii. HENRY Lacy Houser\ 

690. iii. HELEN Estella Houser*. 

691. iv. ISABEL Houser*. 

(618) AMOS MAGEE\ m. 1st ELIZA RUSSELL; 2nd 

692. i. ELLA Russell Magee^; by 2nd m.: I 

693. ii. FRANK Magee*. j 

694. iii. FRED Magee\ \ 

ENBERGER. Children: \ 

695. i. ELMER Rushenberger*. | 

696. ii. EUGENE Rushenberger*. 

697. iii. JOHN Rushenberger*. 

698. iv. ESTELLA Rushenberger*. 

Children : 

699. i. WILLIAM PARKS*. 

700. ii. JOHN Parks\ 

701. iii. GEORGE Parks^ 

702. iv. ANNIE Parks\ 

(626) THOMAS McDONALD , m. Louise 

703. i. RICHARD McDonalds ' 

704. ii. FRANK McDonald', m. Moore; 2 \ 

children. ' 

705. iii. ELLA McDonald', m. Roy Newkirk; 2 children. \ 



Other Families 227 

(627) JOHN McDonald , m. Harriet Black. 
Children : 

706. i. ELIZABETH Rebecca McDonald', m. Will 


707. ii. AMBROSIA McDonald', m. Karl Thomas. 

(634) NANCY ANN MAGEE , b. May 16, 1846. in 
Limestone Twp., Warren Co., Pa. ; m. Oct. 20, 1868. 

1842. Children : 

708. i. CLARENCE Alexander Mabie', b. March 4, 
1874; d. Oct. 11, 1900. 

709. ii. GRACE Emeline Mabie', b. July 5, 1876; m. 

June 20, 1901; 
Alfred Spates Brady, b. October 8, 1875. Children : 

710. i. ALFRED Spates Brady, Jr.\ b. Dec. 27, 


711. ii. NANCY Caroline Brady\ b. July 21, 1908. 



712. CHARLES SMITH\ b. in Ireland; m. Mary Farley; 
b. 1807, in Ireland; they emigrated to Broken- 
straw township, and settled about four miles 
above Tidioute, on a farm he purchased from John 
Crawford, who had bought it from Thomas Coul- 
ter; he died on this farm and is buried at Mill- 
town, Pa. Their children were: 

713.* i. JAMES Smith-, m. (585), Margaret Magee. 

714.* ii. PETER Smith-, m. Matilda McGuire. 

715. iii. CHARLES Smith-, died unmarried. 

716. iv. LUKE Smithy m. Caroline D. Magee (586). 

717.* V. NANCY Smith-, m. Alexander Grier Magee 

(713) JAMES SMITH-, m. Margaret Magee (585). 
Their children were : 

718.* i. CHARLES Smithy m. (565) Fannie Rowley; 
both died in Leroy, Minnesota. 

MARGARET Ann Smith-, m. William Dale. 

JAMES Madison Smith', m. Cordelia Rouse 

SAMUEL Smiths 

OLIVER Perry Smith', m. 1st Caroline Gran- 
din; m. 2nd Ida Kightlinger. • 

CAROLINE Smiths m. Samuel Blim. 

MARY Jane Smith , m. (1103) Darius Hunter. 













Other Families 229 

725.=^ viii. NANCY Smith , m. Ist Marvin Hale; m. 2nd 
Andrew McElhaney. 

726. ix. AVESLEY Smithy m. and had two daughters. 

727. X. JOSEPH Smith, never married. 

(714) PETER SMITHS m. 1st, Matilda McGuire; m. 
2nd, Susan (Connely) Magee (No. 426) widow of (584). 
Their children were: 

728. i. NANCY Smiths 

729. ii. HUGH Smiths 

730.* iii. JOHN L. Smith', m. Ellen Tracy. 

(717) NANCY SMITH-, m. (582), ALEXANDER 
GRIER MAGEE. Their children were: 

731. i. MARY L. Magee', never married. 

732.* ii. MARGARET R. Magee^ m. Jahu Hunter* 

733. iii. CAROLINE D. Magee', d. young. 

734. iv. SUSAN Magee^ b. Oct. 29, 1842. 

735. v. NANCY Ann Magee% m. W. H. Mabie (See 


(718) Charles Smith\ m. (566), Fannie Rowley. They 
had one dau. 

736. i. SARAH Smith\ m. Sullivan. 

DALE. Their children were: 

737. i. GAYLORD Dale^ 

738. ii. JAMES Dale\ 

(720) JAMES MADISON SMITH', m. (433) Cordelia 
Rouse. Their children were : 

739. i. ELLA Smith\ m. Charles Geary, of Bridge- 

ville, Pa. 

740. ii. WILLIAM R. Smith', of Warren, Pa. 



(722) OLIVER PERRY SMITH , m. 1st, Caroline 
Grandin; m. 2nd, Ida Kightlinger. Their children were: 

741. i. ADELBERT Smiths 

742. ii. JAMES Smiths 

743. iii. JESSIE Smith% m. Martin. 

744. iv. CARRIE Smith^ m. Clarence Hovey. . 

(724) MARY JANE SMITH^ m. (1103), DARIUS M. 
HUNTER (H. 64) . They had one daughter : 

745.* i. CARRIE Hunter% m. Daniel Bradford. 

(725) NANCY SMITHS m. 1st, MARVIN HALE; m. 
2nd, ANDREW McELHANEY. Their children were: 

746. i. STELLA McElhaneyS m. Dr. Hannah. 

747. ii. TRESSA McElhaney^ not married. 

748. iii. FAYETTE McElhaney^ m. and has two chil- 


749.- iv. BYRON McElhaneyS m. Fannie Crawford. 

(730) JOHN L. SMITH% m. ELLEN TRACY. Their 
children were: 

750. i. GRACE Smith\ 

751. ii. FRANK Smith\ 

Their children were: 

752. i. MARY Hunter Bradford\ 

753. ii. LIVINGSTON B. Hunter Bradford'. 

FORD. Their children were: 

754. i. MARGARET Rebecca McElhaney\ 

755. ii. ALICE McElhaney\ 

Other Families 231 


THOMAS Siggins, of Walsingrange, county Wexford ; 

his son 
MATTHEW Siggins, m. Margaret Codd; 

their son 
RICHARD Siggins, m. Margaret Sinot; 

their son 
EDWARD Siggins, of Balla, m. 

their son 
WILLIAM Siggins, m. Mary Taylor: 

their son 
JOHN Siggins, m. Sarah Hood ; 

their son 

(8) ALEXANDER SIGGINS was a son of John and 
Sarah (Hood) Siggins, who were born and married in Coun- 
ty Shgo, Ireland. He was born May 1, 1793, on board the 
ship in which the family came from Ireland to America : 
his father died in 1801, in Center County, Pennsylvania, in 
1816 his mother with her family came to Youngsville, 
where she died in 1835; he was married in Venango Coun- 
ty, November 1, 1816, to Margaret Kinnear and settled at 
Youngsville. Alexander Siggins was a blacksmith, and ex- 
pert in that business; he owned a large farm extending 
from "York Hill" to near the center of Youngsville Bor- 
ough; he built the house now occupied (in 1912) by Mrs. 
M. B, Davis; "it was the best house in the county, in fact 
there are few, if any today, that are better, and although 
now nearly one hundred years old, it is still in a good state 
of preservation." He joined the Methodist church while 
a young man and was a leader in all church matters 
throughout his long life in Youngsville. 


"He lived a quiet and honest Christian life, with nothing 
to make a lengthy biography, but Youngsville lost one of 
its best citizens when he was called home. 

His farm contained a fine tract of timber; later this was 
divided among his children, all except Benjamin receiving 
their share. Benjamin had askd that he might be allowed 
to use his portion of the estate in obtaining an education. 
His wish was granted. Alexander Siggins and his wife 
joined the church in 1820. "Uncle Aleck," as he was 
familiarly called, organized a Sunday School of which he 
was Superintendent. 

Siggins, was born in Venango County, Pa., December 1, 
1801 ; she was a daughter of Henry Kinnear, Sr., who was 
born in Ireland, on Easter Sunday about the year 1764; 
son of Robert and Elizabeth (Verow) Kinnear. He was an 
officer in the English Army and was sent in 1790 to Ameri- 
ca to buy horses for the army; after buying and shipping 
the horses, he resigned, and settled in Centre County, Pa., 
where he married in 1797 Margaret Kinnear, b. 1779, in 
Leitrim County, Ireland, a daughter of Thomas and Mar- 
garet Kinnear. This Margaret Kinnear was a daughter of 
William and Jane (Simpson) Kinnear, who lived near Car- 
rick, on the Shannon River, in Connaught Parish, Leitrim 
County, Ireland. Soon after his marriage he removed to 
Youngsville, and was the first merchant in the town; he 
died March 6, 1826; during his residence in Youngsville he 
held many offices of public trust. For a more extensive 
history of this family see "The Kinnear Family and their 
Kin," by Emma Siggins White, Kansas City, Missouri, 1916. 


In the year 1165, King William granted to one William 
De Kyner, a tract of land in St. Andrews Parish, County 
of Fife, Scotland, known as Kyner, or "Kyner Place," the 
first transfer of this land was to Symon De Kyner, in 1213 



Other Families 233 

and the next to his son of the same name, in 1234; it was 
next transferred to John Kenner in 1286, and next to his 
son of the same name; he held it until 1390. One David 
Kenneir was the owner in 1534; he appears to have been a 
man of considerable prominence in Scotland and was elected 
to Parliament in 1560; he died June 21, 1584, aged 63 

The next in line comes John Kenneir, and then David who 
died in 1632, then John again becomes heir to the estate, 
and his son David was next; he was living and registered 
arms in 1672; his motto was: "I live in hope." His son 
David succeeded him, and after his death, the date of which 
is not given, his son, James Kennear (this appears to be 
the first time the name was spelled as it is now, Kinnear) 
succeeded to the estate. 

About the year 1680, the family had trouble with the 
Catholic Church, and James Kinnear was excommunicated ; 
in 1682 he removed with his family to Londonderry, Ire- 
land, where he died in 1700; his son James was father of 
two sons, James and Charles Kinnear; Charles married in 
1772 and had a son, Charles, who married in 1792; of this 
branch of the family we have no further record. 

The other son, James Kinnear, married and had a son, 
William, who was his only heir and from him descend the 
Kinnears of this history. 

William Kinnear was married twice; by his first wife, 
whose name is unknown, he had one son, James Kinnear, 
who married in Ireland, Nancy Atchison, and came to 
America before the Revolutionary War. 

William Kinnear married second Jane Simpson; they 
lived near Carrick, on the Shannon River, in Connaught 
Parish, Leitrim County, Ireland; the eldest son, William 
Kinnear, married Eleanor Carney; they both died in Ire- 
land; they had two children, Ann and William, who emi- 
grated in 1791, with their uncle Alexander Kinnear and 
his family to America. 


Between the years 1791 and 1795 the children of William 
and Jane (Simpson) Kinnear with their families emigrat- 
ed to America, and settled first in Pennsylvania ; from there 
their descendants have scattered to all parts of the United 


WILLIAM Kinnear, m. Jane Simpson; their daughter 

MARGARET Kinnear, m. Thomas Kinnear; their daughter 

MARGARET Kinnear, m. Henry Kinnear (son of Robert 
and Elizabeth (Verow^ Kinnear) ; their daughter 

MARGARET Kinnear, m. Alexander Siggins; their son 

BENJAMIN Baird Siggins, m. Elizabeth Erma Walker; 
their daughter 

EMMA Siggins, m. John Barber White; their children 

Emma Ruth White and Raymond Baird White, 

(8) . ALEXANDER SIGGINS', John% William% b. May 
1, 1793, on board ship enroute from Ireland to America ; d. 
April 7, 1858, in Youngsville, Pa. ; m. November 1, 1816, in 
Venango Countj% Pa. 

MARGARET KINNEAR, b. December 1, 1801, in Venan- 
go Co., d. April 16, 1877, in Youngsville, Pa. Their Children 
were : 

756.* i. HENRY Kinnear Siggins*, b. January 31, 1818, 
in Youngsville ; m. 
Catherine Lockhart. 

757.* ii. REBECCA Siggins% b. January 30, 1820; in 
Youngsville; m. 
Joseph S. Trask, No. 781 (See Trask family). 



:atherine (lockhart) siggins. 



Other Families 235 

758.* iii. MARY Ann Siggins', b. February 8, 182:). in 
Youngsville ; m. 
Charles Stewart, 

759.* iv. JOHN Hatten Siggins', b. June 28, 1825, in 
Youngsville, m. 1st: 
Mary Jane Siggins (143) ; m. 2nd: 
Catherine Lockhart of Meadville, Pa. 

760.* V. BENJAMIN Baird Siggins', b. July 27, 1827, in 
Youngsville; m. 1st: 
Elizabeth Erma Walker; m. 2nd: 
Druzilla Belnap, dau. of Philo Gurnsey and Eliza- 
beth Mead Belnap (see Belnap family). 

761.* vi. PHILEfTUS Verow Siggins\ b. March 13, 1827, 
in Youngsville; m. 1st: 
Elizabeth Fletcher ; m. 2nd : 
Mary Wilson. 

762.* vii. RACHEL A. Siggins*, b. July 23, 1834, in 
Youngsville; m. 
Leander A. Chaffee. 

763.* viii. CHAPIN Elliott Siggins^ b. Dec. 15, 1835, in 
Youngsville; m. 
Emily C. Salmon. 

764.* ix. ROBERT Alexander Siggins', b. August 24, 
1840, in Youngsville; m. 
Delia Long. 

765. X. CAROLINE Siggins% died at the age of 2 years. 

768. xi. GEORGE Callander Siggins% b. in Youngsville 
Nov. 15, 1843 ; d. June 27, 1864, in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. He was a member of Company D 11 1th 
Reg. Pennsylvania Volunteers, mustered into 
service November 28, 1861 ; was wounded at the 
Battle of New Hope Church (or Dallas, as it is 
sometimes called). May 25th, 1864, and died 
June 27, 1864, in Chatanooga, Tenn.: he was 
first buried in the National Cemetery, grave 


No. 305, Vet., but afterward brought to Youngs- 
ville, and buried beside other members of his 

(756). HENRY KINNEAR SIGGINS\ b. January 31, 
1818; d. January 26, 1893, in Youngsville, Pa.; m. 1841, 
in Youngsville. 

Catherine Lockhart, b. April 22, 1822 ; d. April 20, 1899, 
in Youngsville. He was County Commissioner in War- 
ren County several years. Their children were: 

769.* i. LAVERN Alexander Siggins', b. March 10, 
1842 ; m. May 10, 1863, in Youngsville. 
Margaret Bedora Hunter (H67). 

770.* ii. WILLIAM Lawrence Siggins"', b. December 18, 
1843, in Jamestown, N. Y. ; m. 1st : 

Mary Smith ; m. 2nd : 

Mary Guignon, a sister of Marietta, who married 
D. H. Siggins. 

771.* iii. DAVID Henry Siggins'', b. December 8, 1846; 
m. Sept. 2, 1865 : 
Julia Marietta Guignon, of Sugar Grove, Pa. 

772. *iv. MARGARET Adaline Siggins^ b. November 17, 
1849; m. 
John F. Rounce. 

773.* V. ELIZA Delphine Siggins", b. Feb. 7, 1851; m. 
William D. Hatch. 

774.* vi. BENJAMIN Verow Siggins"', b. March 5, 1853 ; 
m. Ella J. Owens. 

775.* vii. MARY Emaline Siggins ■, b. April 22, 1855 ; m. 
1st. Millard F. Jaquins ; m. 2nd. 
Charles A. Lincoln. 

776.* viii. CHARLES Alma Siggins\ b. August 28, 1857 ; 
m. Anna Jones. 

777. ix. ANNICE Isabella Siggins ', b. June 25, 1860 ; m. 
Worth Jaquins. 


Other Families 237 


Jl.* DANIEL JACKSON, a native of Connecticut, 
came in 1797, from near Ithica, New York, to Warren 
County, Pennsylvania, was the progenitor of the Jackson 
family of western Pennsylvania; was the first settler in 
what later became known as Conawango township, locating 
on Jackson run, about a half mile from its mouth, this run 
still bears his name. 

He built the first saw mill and later the first grist mill 
in the county. The saw mill was completed in 1800, and the 
first raft of pine lumber, about 30,000 feet, to seek a mar- 
ket down the river from Warren County, was manufactured 
at this mill and landed in Pittsburgh in the spring of 1801. 

To illustrate the isolation of the place and the diffi- 
culties of communication, it is related that on one occasion, 
a trip was made on snow shoes to Waterford, a distance of 
fifty miles, to obtain salt. 

The first preaching in the county was by Rev. Jacob 
Cram, a missionary of the Congregational church, at the 
Jackson home; the first quarterly meeting of the Meth- 
odist's was held at the Jackson homestead in Conewango 
township, then occupied by Daniel Jackson's son. There 
were present at this meeting Bishop McKendree, Rev. Jacob 
Young, the presiding elder of the Ohio District, Rev. John 
P. Kent, of Chatauqua county, New York, and Rev. William 
Connely, of Venango county. 

In 1805, Daniel Jackson removed to what is now War- 
ren Borough, and erected from lumber sawed at his mill, 
the first frame building in Warren, on the lot at the corner 
of Water and Hickory streets now occupied by the Citizens' 
National Bank; the building was known for years as Jack- 
son's Tavern. In 1806 he was licensed to keep an inn. 


having been recommended by the court of Venango county, 
"as a suitable person for that purpose, and being a tem- 
perate landlord." 

He was the first constable of his township, being ap- 
pointed in 1807; and was commissioned a justice of the 
peace by Governor Snyder on May 31st, 1817, who states 
in the deed that he reposes "especial trust and confidence in 
your integrity, judgment and abilities." A copy of this 
deed is in the possession of his descendants. 

The Wetmore farm, adjoining and immediately south of 
the village of North Warren, was the location chosen by 
Daniel Jackson for his homestead in 1797, this property 
consisting of nearly six hundred acres, he deeded May 4, 
1814, to William Hodges, the consideration being $1,600, 
one hundred and ninety-two acres of this land now known 
as the Wetmore farm, was deeded by William Hodges Octo- 
ber 5, 1816, to Asa Winter and Harvey Conant, and by them 
September 16, 1835, to L. Wetmore. 

Jl. DANIEL JACKSON, born in Connecticut 1750-51, 
died June 20, 1830, in the seventy-ninth year of his 
age, and is said to have been, buried on his old 
homestead, the name of his wife is unknown; his 
children were: 

*DANIEL Jackson^ 

EBENBZER Jackson-. 

ETHAN Jackson-. 

DAVID Jackson-. 

SYLVIA Jackson^. 

RACHEL Jackson-. 

(J2). DANIEL JACKSON, Jr.% lived in Conewango 
township during the early years of his life, but finally re- 
moved to Muchmore bottom, Brooke county, Virginia, now 
West Virginia; of his children we have no record, except his 













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J8. THOMAS W. JACKSON, b. December 1(>, IHOl, in 
Conawango township; d. May 21, 1842, in War- 
ren; is buried in Oakland cemetery; ni. ubruit 
Eveline Gilson King; b. December 5, 1807; died 
August 2, 1885; daughter of John and Betsey (Gil- 
son) King. Children: 

J9.* i. JOHN Andrew Jackson' ; b. June 28, 1831 ; d. 
November 23, 1898; m. Jan. 7, 1858, Laura M. 
Mead, dau. of John and Sarah (Hoffman) Mead. 

ISADORE Jackson'. 

DANIEL Jackson* ; b. May 5, 1835 ; d. Septem- 
ber 5, 1838. 

GILSON Adelbert Jackson^ ; b. Jan. 26, 1836. 
m. 1858, Helen Marr Trask. 

BYRON J. Jackson\ b. December 2, 1838; m. 
September 8, 1864, Anna Alduma Mead. 

SARAH Jackson'; m. Davis. 

(J9). JOHN ANDREW JACKSON', of Youngsville; 
b. June 28, 1831, in Warren; d. Nov. 23, 1898; m. Jan. 7, 

Laura M. Mead, b. near Youngsville, Pa., March 8, 1832. 
Children : 

J15. i. ERIE Jackson^ ; b. October 17, 1860 ; d. 1862. 

J16.* ii. SUSAN E. Jackson ', b. April 20, 1862 ; m. 1885. 
* David W. Beaty, eldest son of David and Abigail 
(Mead) Beaty, their children are Milton, Helen 
and David. 

J17. Hi. DARIUS Mead Jackson"' ; b. May 22, 1864 ; m. 
Addie Thatcher; no issue. 

J18. iv. WILLIAM Jackson% who resides in Youngs- 












(J12). GILSON ADLEBERT JACKSON*, was born in 
Warren, Pennsylvania ; after his marriage he removed to 
Honeywell, Missouri, later to Quincy, 111., where he followed 
the trade of a printer ; after an absence of about three years 
returned to Youngsville, where he spent the remainder of 
his life. He was prominent in civic affairs, and extremely 
popular with all who knew him, he served as justice of the 
peace twenty j^ears and as postmaster three terms; was a 
member of the Methodist church and over forty years a 
member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows; b. January 26, 
1836, in Warren; d. August 21, 1907, in Youngsville; m. 

Helen Marr Trask (daughter of Augustus Porter and 
Ann Eiza (Rue) Trask) ; b. June 12, 1838. (No. 779a). 
Children : 

J19. i. FPtEDERICK Brant Jackson-^; b. October 3, 
1859, at Honeywell, Mo.; m. October 14, 1899. 
Donna Anna Cummings ; b. November 3, 1858, near 
Sugar Grove, Pa., daughter of Washington 
Parker and Sarah McKay (Weld) Cummings. 
They have two children : 

J20. i. HELEN Sarah Jackson'^ ; b. October 15, 

1890. Helen Sarah Jackson'% married 
Lieutenant Emery L. Dravo, U. S. Army, sta- 
tioned in 1918 at San Antonio, Texas. 

J21. ii. ALLAN Cummings Jackson"; b. November 

21, 1893; m. 
Louise Chapman; he is now, 1918, in the United 
States Army. 

ADA Jackson' ; m. M. E. Dunham, she died 1884 

BELLE Jackson^; m. C. H. Jacobs. 

DORA Jackson'; m. A. R. Bailey. 







Other P^amilies 241 


The family is of Scotch origin, at a very early date the 
sur name is found in Dumfries, Aberdeenshire, and Kincar- 
linshire, Scotland. A branch of the family went early to the 
north of Ireland and the birth records of 1890 in Ireland 
indicate that in the Scotch provinces of Antrim, Downs, 
Armagh and Tyrone there were about 3000 of the name 
of Beaty or Beatty. 

Most of the American families of the surname of Beaty, 
Beatty or Beattie trace their ancestry to the Scotch-Irish 
pioneers who came to this country in 1728. 

John, James and Christiana Beatty came from the north 
of Ireland, sailing May 20, and landing in New York Octo- 
ber 4, 1728, after a terrible voyage. Among those who 
succumed to the hardships of the voyage were John Beatty 
and his wife and five children ; those surviving the voyage 
settled at Little Britian, New Windsor, New York. 

Christiana Beaty, widow of John Beaty, Sr.. of Antrim, 
Ireland, was a daughter of James Clinton, grandson of 
Henry Clinton, second Earl of Lincoln ; she married second 
James Scott and died in New York City in 1776-7, aged 

J25. ROBERT BEATY, probably a descendant of the 
above, had sons : Robert and Thomas, Robert, Jr., died in 
1779, in Newburg, New York, leaving wife Mary and 
children: Thomas, John, Robert, Francis, Ann, Elizabeth 
and Mary. 

J26. THOMAS BEATY, probably a son of Robert. Jr., 
settled at Esopus, New York, near Newburgh, and, about 
1810, in Beaver County, Pa., on a farm. Both he and his 
wife are buried on the old homestead there: Children: 


William ^% John, Jonathan, Benjamin, Nellie, Jane, Mary; 
b. August 10, 1790; d. September 16, 1876, in Randolph 
Co., 111. ; m. January 19, 1816, James Anderson, of Peters- 

J27. WILLIAM BEATY, son of Thomas ; b. at Esopus 
or Newburgh, N. Y., 1764; was a farmer, he served in the 
American army in the war of 1812, and was stationed at 
Erie, he removed to Beaver county, Pa., and lived there 
until his death, June 5, 1858 ; he married Mary Clark, dau. 
of David Clark, also of Scotch-Irish ancestry; she died 1868. 
They had fourteen children among them: James, b. De- 
cember 23, 1803; d. in Sacramento, California, in the 
fifties ; John, b. October 3, 1805, d. in Clayton County, Iowa ; 
Thomas, b. 1807, d. unmarried ; William, b. October 5, 1809, 
d. in New Orleans ; David, * Clark, d. unmarried, at War- 
ren, Pa. ; Jane, b. November 7, 1813 ; d. May 31, 1842 ; m. 
James Peterman, of Wayne Countj% Ohio ; Mary, b. Novem- 
ber 3, 1815 ; m. Henry Armstrong Sefton, of Fredericks- 
burg, Ohio ; Elizabeth, m. Andrew Smiley. 

J28. DAVID BEATY, son of William, was born in 
Beaver Co., October 26, 1811; was a farmer until 1834, 
then engaged in lumbering in Forest and Warren counties, 
until oil was discovered, when he began operations on Oil 
Creek, eight miles south of Titusville, and was successful 
from the start; he continued in this business until he 
amassed a fortune ; in 1873 he erected a handsome home in 
Warren, Pa., where he resided until his death in October, 
1889 ; he owned 500 acres of land in Warren county and a 
tract of 4000 acres in North Dakota. He married Novem- 
ber 16, 1843, Abigail Mead (1339) ; b. March 20, 1820; d. 
May 15, 1889 (dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Boone) Mead). 

Children : 

J29. i. ORRIS WESTON BEATY, b. April 27, 1845; 

d. December 18, 1905; m. October 2, 1873, in 

Warren county. Pa. 

Ellen Woodhouse Smith, b. November 25, 1851, 

(dau. of Chauncy and Mercy C. (Mellen) Smith, 

Other Families 24:i 

granddaughter of William and Huldah (Wood- 
house) Smith). Children: 

J30. 1 WALTER Weston Beaty, b. August 2. 1875. 

J31. ii. ALICE Abigail Beaty, b. June 5. 1877. 

J32. ill. EDGAR Leidy Beaty, b. December 21, 

1886 ; deceased. 

J33. iv. ELIZABETH Beaty, b. September 5, 1884 ; 

she attended the public schools of Warren, 
the Capen School at Northampton, Mass., and 
graduated from the Woman's Medical College 
of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, in 1910. 
After a year as resident in the Woman's Hos- 
pital and service on the Boston Floating Hos- 
pital for Babies and Children ; she entered 
general practice at Warren. She is a mem- 
ber of the County Medical Society and the 
American Medical Society. 

J34. ii. ALBERT Boone Beaty, b. September 2, 1848 ; 
d. 1851. 

J35.- iii. DAVID WILLIS BEATY, b. October 15, 1859; 
m. 1885; 
Susan Evelyn Jackson, b. April 20, 1862; they 
live in Warren. Children: 

J36. i. MILTON Jackson Beaty, b. October 8, 1886 ; 

m. August 24, 1911. 
Ruth Townsend Hurmans, b. Corning, N. Y., 
dau. of Harvey C. and Annie (Townsend) 
Hurmans. Children : 

J37. i. ANN TOWNSEND Beaty, b. October 

22, 1914. 

J38. ii. MARTHA Susan Beaty, b. Novem- 

ber 11, 1917. 

J39. ii. HELEN Maude Beaty, b. Oct. 10. 1890; m. 

June 12, 1914; 


William Frederick Dalzell, son of William R. B. 
and Amanda Dalzell. Children: 

J40. i. HELEN Patricia Dalzell, b. March 17, 


J41. ii. DAVID Beaty Dalzell, b. March 11, 


J42. iii. DAVID Willis Beaty, b. June 1, 1895 ; m. 

July 31, 1917: 
Rachel McNair Talbott, dau. of William and 
Harriet (McNair) Talbott. 

Other Families 245 


778a. CAPTAIN WILLIAM TRASK, the immigrant 
ancestor, was born in England in 1587-8. He was a very 
early settler of Salem, Massachusetts, probably coming 
in 1626 before Governor Endicott. He was a member of 
the Salem Church August 6, 1629, and made his applica- 
tion to become a freeman October 19, 1630. He was ap- 
pointed commissioner of the general court in 1632 and was 
captain of his militia company that year in the East Regi- 
ment and was muster master. 

He commanded a company under Endicott in the ex- 
pedition against the Pequot Indians in 1637 and was deputy 
to the general court in 1635-36-37-39. 

After the Pequot war he was granted two large tracts 
of land for his services, one of four hundred acres, the 
other of two hundred and fifty acres. 

Before 1640 he had set up a water mill for grinding corn 
and also a fulling mill. His date of birth is fixed from 
two statements on the court records, one giving his age 
April 22, 1657, as about sixty-nine, another November 29, 
1664, giving his age as seventy-seven. When about to 
Delft, Holland, he made an affidavit in London, England. 
January 15, 1623, that he was thirty-four years old. He 
died May 15, 1666. 

His will, dated May 15, 1666, was proved June 24, 1666. 
He bequeathed to his wife Sarah, providing for the re- 
mainder of her life; sons William and John; daughters 
Sarah, Susan, and Mary, and to his grandchildren. William 
Trask was a brother of Osman Trask, of Salem and Bever- 
ley, Massachusetts. Children: 














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SARAH Trask-; m. Elias Parkman. 

MARY Trask^^ ; bpt. Jan. 1, 1637, died young. 

SUSAN Trask- ; b. June 10, 1638 ; m. Feb. 19, 
1664, Samuel Ebborne. 

WILLIAM Trask- ; b. Sept. 19, 1640 ; m. 
Ann Putnam. 

JOHN Trask- ; bpt. Sept 18, 1642 ; m. Feb. 19, 
1662, Abigail Parkman. 

ELIZA Trask-; b. Sept. 21, 1645, died young. 

MARY Trask-, a twin of Ann. 

ANN Trask^ ; b. August 14, 1652. 

RUFUS TRASK, of the fifth generation of the Salem 
family and progenitor of the Pennsylvania Trasks, was 
born in Salem, where he married Hannah Stacy ; in 1799 
he removed with his wife and family to Waterford (then 
called Fort Le Boeuf ) , Pennsylvania, where he followed 
for many years the tailor's trade. He and his wife died 
there and are buried in the old cemetery at that place ; 
they have many prominent descendants living in Erie 
county, Pennsylvania, as well as in other parts of the state, 
among them are the Himrods, Strongs, Hunts, Scotts and 
Vincents. ]\Ir. Trask, served in the Revolutionary War, 
enlisting from Salem. 

The children of JOSEPH and HANNAH (Stacy) TRASK 
were : 

778j. i. HANNAH Trask%- m. Martin Strong. 

778k. ii. MARY (Polly) Trask^'; m. Levi Strong. 

7781. iii. SALLY Trask''; m. Theodore Cobern. 

778m. iv. ASNEA Trask'^ ; m. Ziller, of Youngs- 

ville. Pa. 

778n. v. RUFUS Trasks 

Other Families 247 

778o. vi. JOSEPH Trask'^; who was the father of Mrs. 
Sarah Himrod and Mrs. Webb Hunt, of Water- 
ford, Pa. 

778p.- vii. SAMUEL Trask" ; b. October 26, 1788. 

778q. viii. NAOMI Trask". 

(778p). SAMUEL TRASK"; b. October 26, 1788, in 
Salem, Massachusetts; d. May 17, 1873, in Youngsville, 
Pennsylvania ; married : 

Polly Van Kirk, Children : 

AUGUSTUS Porter Traslr ; b. Jan. 20, 1813. 

RUFUS Elliott Trask' ; father of Ernest Trask. 

JOSEPH S. Trask^; m. Rebecca Siggins (iNTo. 

MADISON Napoleon Trask". 

MARY Ohio Trask\ 

AURELIA Reed Trask'; m. James Fletcher 
Connely (No. 430). 


786. viii. REBECCA Trask'. 

787. ix. HELEN Emily Trask"; m. Larkin. 

ASENA Trask^ ; m. Londer. 

JOSEPHmE Trask^; m. John D. Mead. 
HANNAH Trask^ 

(779). AUGUSTUS PORTER TRASK% b. January 20, 
1813, probably at Waterford, Pa. ; d. September 27, 1843. 
near West Ely, Missouri ; m. November 11, 1836, at Newark, 
New Jersey: 

Ann Eliza Rue, dau. of Mathias Rue. Among their chil- 
dren were: 

779a.* i. HELEN Marr Trask"*; b. June 12, 1838; m. 
Gilson Adelbert Jackson. (See Jackson family.) 






















(757) REBECCA SIGGINS^ b. January 30, 1820, in 
Youngsville; d. July 10, 1855, agd. 35 years; m. 

Joseph S. Trask, b. in Youngsville, Pa., June 18, 1817. 
He owned a stage and carried the mails and passengers be- 
tween Warren and Garland, and later was proprietor of 
Hotels at Youngsville, Warren and Irvine. Children: 

791. i. AUGUSTUS Alexander Trask% b. in Youngs- 

ville Pa. ; enlisted in April, 1861, as sergeant 
in Co. D. 42nd Reg. Pa. Volunteers ("The Black- 
tails"). He was in the battles at Drainsville, 
Harrisonberg, Cross Keys, Mechanicsville and 
Gains Mills, where he was taken prisoner; was 
exchanged, and later was in the battles of Glen- 
dale, Catletts Station, Manassas, and at South 
Mountain where he was killed. 

792. ii. SILAS Lloyd Trask^, b. July 7, 1844, in Youngs- 

ville; d. July 12, 1918, in Silver Creek, N. Y.; 
enlisted as a private in Co. D 11th Pa. Volun- 
teers October 20, 1861. He was in the battles 
of Cedar Mountain, Harpers Ferry, Antietam 
and other minor engagements ; discharged on 
account of wounds in 1864. He m, December 
11, 1877. 
Cecelia E. Hamacher, b. May 19, 1858, a dau. of 
Jacob B. and Susan (Shisler) Hamacher. 
Children : 

793. i. PERRY Newton Trask% b. October 31, 

1887; m. 

794. ii. NEVA Josephine Trask% b. October 16, 

1895. She lives in Silver Creek, N. Y., with 
her mother. 

795. iii. NEAYTON Benson Trask^, b. February 27, 

1847; enlisted September 5, 1864, for service 
on the U. S. Gunboat "Springfield," of the Mis- 
sissippi squadron; he was in the battles of 
Johnsonville, Clarksville, Nashville and Vicks- 

Other Families 249 

burg; was discharged in 1865 at the close of the 
war; d. July 10, 1908; m. 
Maria Lena O'Brian, dau. of Daniel and Abbie 
(Westrup) O'Brian; she was b. July 28, 1848. 
and was killed in an Automobile accident in 
Buffalo, N. Y., in May, 1917. Children : 

796. i. MAUDE A. Trask', b. April 8, 1872, in 

Dunkirk, N. Y. ; m. 
Dr. William Alvin Noble, b. June 16, 1865. in 

Napolia, N. Y.; a son of Alvin Stuart and 
Beulah Johnson (Buck) Noble. Children: 

797. i. NEWTON Alvin Noble'', b. June U, 


798. ii. BEULAH -Maud Noble , b. Apr. 9. 


799. iii. TUDOR Omerigo Noble\ b. May 10. 


800. ii. JOSEPH Harrison TraskS b. April 13, 


801. iv. WALTER Vincent Trask', enlisted in April, 

1861, as a private in Co. D. 42nd Reg. Pa., Vol- 
unteers ("The Blacktails"), and was in the bat- 
tles of Drainsville, Harrisonberg, Cross Keys, 
Mechanicsville, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Get- 
tysburg; was taken prisoner at Gains Mills, dis- 
charged in 1864 on account of wounds; d. May 
8, 1909. 

(758) MARY ANN SIGGINS% b. February 8, 1823, in 
Youngsville, Pa.; d. May 1, 1896, in Pittsfield, Pa., at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs. Watson B. Chipman. She had 
been a member of the Methodist Church in Youngsville 60 
years. Age 73 years; m. 1846, in Youngsville, Pa. 

Charles Stewart, b. July 2, 1822; d. March 30, 1882. 
Their children were: 

802. i. JANE M. Stewart\ b. August 7, 1847. 


803. ii. JOHN A. Stewart^ b. January 27, 1850; d. 

April 5, 1851. 

804. iii. HENRY K. Stewart-% b. March 26, 1852; d. 

April 23, 1877; m. 1871, and had one son: 

805. JAMES Stewart, of Kassouth, Iowa. 

806.* iv. MARGARET Verona Stewart% b. April 7, 
1854; m. Sept. 9, 1877, 
Watson B. Chipman. 

807. V. FRANK William Stewart"', b. July 26, 1856; d. 
Aug. 4, 1886. 

808.* vi. ELNORA E. Stewart^ b. Sept. 22, 1861; m. 
December 30, 1880, 
Charles C. Lacy. 

809. vii. ZELLA K. Stewart% b. February 8, 1863; d. 

February 3, 1864. 

810. viii. CHARLES C. Stewart-', b. May 27, 1866. 

811. ix. WILLIAM Stewart', b. m. 

Jennie They had one daughter: 

812. i. VIRGINIA Stewarts 

(806) MARGARET Verona Stewart% b. April 7, 1854, 
in Youngsville, Pa. ; m. Sept. 9, 1877, in Pittsfield, Pa. 

Watson B. Chipman, a son of Norman and Martha (Davis) 
Chipman. (Norman Chipman, b. April 12, 1800; Martha 
Davis b. Oct. 4, 1828, m. April 22, 1844). Their children 
were : 

813.* i. MARY E. Chipman^, b. October 9, 1878; m. 
August 27, 1904, 
George Simpson. 

814. ii. MYRTLE M. Chipman^, b. March 6, 1881; d. 

February 9, 1900. 

815. iii. MABLE Cleo Chipman^, b. June 18, 1884; d. 

February 9, 1900. 

Other Families 251 

(759) JOHN HATTEN SIGGINS', b. June 28, 1825. in 
Yoimgsville, Pa. Enlisted February 5, 1862, as a corporal 
in Company K. 12th Reg. Pa., Cavalry. He was with Gen- 
eral Milroy in his campaign in West Virginia, and with 
General Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley; was mustered 
out July 28, 1865, at the close of the war.; d. March 4, 1896, 
in Youngsville, Pa. ; m 1st 

Mary Jane Siggins, dau. of Nathaniel Hood Siggins (No. 
52) ; b. June 23, 1833. Their children were : 

816. i. MARGARET E. Siggins', b. April 22, 1856; d. 
May 24, 1858. 

817.- ii. MARY Eva Siggins', b. Jan. 18, 1859, in Stew- 
arts Run, Pa. ; m. Nov. 26, 1878, 
Gilbert W. Thompson, of Irvinton, Pa. 

(759). JOHN HATTEN SIGGINS', m. 2nd, Sept. 2, 
1867, in Meadville, Pa. 

Catherine Lockhart, dau. of James and Mary (Stranger) 
Lockhart; b. August 10, 1830; d. Jan. 21, 1892. Their 
children were: 

818.* iii. ANNA May Siggins% b. March 10, 1869, in 
Youngsville, Pa. ; m. Dec. 25, 1894, in Youngs- 
ville, Pa. 
William Leonard McCune. 

819. iv. ALBERT Alexander Siggins"', b. September 27. 


820. V. RUSHTON Wiley Siggins', b. February 8, 1874. 

in Youngsville, Pa.; m. October 28, 1906, in 
Youngsville, Pa. 
Mabel Whiting. 

(817). MARY EVA SIGGINS', b. January 18, 1859. in 
Stewarts Run, Pa. ; m. Nov. 26, 1878. 

Gilbert W. Thompson, d. July 4, 1910. Their children 
were : 



821. i. BESSIE Thompson^, b. July 31, 1881; m. 

Ray V. Onglay, of Grand Valley, Pa., a son of 
Horace Onglay. 

822. ii. MARGARET Thompson% b. July 16, 1884 ; m. 

Alfred Hinchcliff, of Sinclairville, N. Y., son of 
William Hinchcliff. 

823. iii. CLARA Thompson^, b. January 20, 1887; m. 

Ralph P. Mead, an adopted son of Rufus P' Mead, 
of Youngsville, Pa. Rufus M. was half bro. of 
Byron Jackson. 

824. iv. FRANCES Thompson% b. May 10, 1889. 

825. V. KATHERYN Thompson^, b. September 22, 

1891 ; m. Arthur H. Hamblin of Brown Hill, Pa. 

826. vi. ALBERT Thompson^, b. July 2, 1897. 

(818. ANNA MAY SIGGINS% b. March 10, 1869, in 
Youngsville, Pa.; m. Dec. 25, 1894, in Youngsville, Pa. 

Wilham Leonard McCune, b. April 23, 1871, (a son of 
John Laird and Eleanor (Kidd) McCune. This family 
live in the old home in Youngsville, where the grandpar- 
ents Alexander and Margaret (Kinnear) Siggins, lived and 
died.) Their children were: 

827. i. FLOY Alberta McCune% b. May 1, 1896. 

828. ii LAIRD Siggins McCune«, b. Feb. 1, 1900; d. 

Feb. 26, 1900. 

(808). ELENORA E. Stewarts b. September 22, 1861, 
in Youngsville; m. December 30, 1880: 

Charles E. Lacy. They have one daughter: 

829. i. HAZEL B. Lacy«, b. October 25, 1881 ; m. Sep- 

tember 29, 1906: 
Paul Kleinsanger, of Jamestown, N. Y. 

Other Families 253 

(813. Mary E. Chipman'', b. October 9. 1878, in Pitts- 
field, Pa. ; m. August 27, 1904, in Pittsfield. 

George Simpson of Clarendon, Pa., .son of Stephen 
W. Simpson, b. February 29, 1848; d. Sept. 14 1885; 
he was 1st., Sergeant, Co. C. 2nd. Regt. U. S. Infantry. 
George Simpson was born February 20, 1874.) 

830. i. GEORGIA Venora Simpson', b. May 30, 1907. 

831. ii. DOROTHY D. Simpson', b. Nov. 5, 1910. 

832. iii. WALTER Rex Simpson', b. Oct. 19,1913. 

833. iv. GEORGE Simpson, Jr.s b. March 4, 191 G. 



Benjamin Baird son of Alexander and Margaret Kin- 
near Siggins, was bom in Youngsville, Pa. He attended 
>Ieadville College, studied law and practiced awhile in 
Chariton, Iowa; then went to Colorado near Central City, 
Gilpin Co., where he -^"o-a^ed for a number of years in 
gold mining. Became ,/uage of the Probate Court. While 
the family were on a visit in Warren County, the mother 
sickened and died at the home of Kinnear Siggins at Cob- 
ham, Pa., near Tidioute. He then married Druzilla E. 
Belnap of Youngsville and went to Philadelphia, where 
they lived three years. After which they returned to 
Warren County, Pa. He was always interested in educa- 
tional matters, served as member of the School Board in 
Youngsville for six years. While on a visit to his daugh- 
ter, Emma S. White, in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1895 or 
1896, he wrote the following: 

"After I left college, I read a course of law in the office 
of George B. Delamater; afterwards I taught school for 
three or four years. I was considered quite a traveler for 
those days for I had been twice to the adjoining county 
of Crawford and had also visited New York state. In the 
Spring of 1851, I made the trip from Brokenstraw to St. 
Paul going all the way by water to Pittsburg on a raft. 
From there I went down the Ohio River to St. Louis and 
from there to St. Paul, Minnesota. While there I visited 
St. Anthony's Falls, which was the head of navigation for 
the Mississippi boats. While in St. Paul I worked in the 
office of the Secretary of State; here I met Irvine Siggins, 
son of my uncle William. 

From St. Paul I went to Iowa and worked with a gov- 
ernment surveying party laying out township sites. I soon 

Other Families 255 

contracted fever and ague and was ill for some weeks. I 
fortunately fell in with a man who took the best of care 
of me and stayed with me until I had recovered. I then 
left the Coon River district near Ft. Des Moines for the 
more healthful locality on the Redbank River, — here I 
met an attorney Mr. Allen, who made arrangements for 
me to call upon a judge in Des Moines before whom I ap- 
peared for a verbal examination which resulted in my be- 
ing turned over to a committee who finally after a lengthy 
questioning on their part, gave me a certificate which 
formally admitted me to the Bar at the next term of the 
District Court of Lucas Co. 

I settled in Chariton in July 1852, and lived with a man 
named Henry Allen. The court house was a small two 
story log structure, the lower floor being used for public 
meetings, post office, court room, etc. Rev. Searcy, the 
postmaster, had a method all his own for delivering the 
mail. Untying the hemp mail sack, he scattered the con- 
tents on the floor and shouted 'Pick out your mail', all that 
was left he carried in his pockets as he went about town 
delivering them to the parties to whom they were ad- 
dressed." His daughter tells the following: 

In the summer of 1861 my father, Benjamin B. Sig- 
gins with his family was journeying overland from Iowa 
to Colorado, somewhere in Nebraska we became separated 
from our friends who were making the journey with us. 
We stopped one evening to make camp and were just sit- 
ting down to our evening meal when an old Indian chief 
of the Pawnee Tribe walked into the tent. Father gave 
him a generous helping of warm biscuits, after eating them 
he went outside and soon returned with a sharp stick in 
his hand, this he proceeded to fill with the biscuits which 
remained on the table. After his departure mother made 
more biscuits, when we were about to resume our inter- 
rupted meal our Indian visitor returned bringing several 
members of his tribe with him. These were fed as the 
others had been, departing almost immediately thereafter. 
When the old chief again returned with still other hungry 


men father was obliged to refuse to feed them fearing his 
supply of flour would not last until we reached the next 
town. This angered the Indians and they withdrew to some 
distance to hold a council to determine what should be 
done with us. At the end of about an hour they returned 
and pointing off across the prairie motioned us to be off — 
we were not long in taking our departure. It was a very 
dark night and not until nearly morning did the stars ap- 
pear revealing to us the fact that we had turned com- 
pletely around and were driving directly toward the camp 
we had quitted so hurriedly the night before. This timely 
discovery probably averted what might have easily been 
a tragic encounter to say the least. 


(760). BENJAMIN BAIRD SIGGINS*, b. July 27, 1827, 
in Youngsville, Pa.; d. June 14, 1903, in Youngsville, Pa.; 
m. 1st., February 20, 1856, in Chariton, Lucas County, 

Elizabeth Erma Walker, b. February 20, 1833, in Adair 
County, Kentucky; d. July 15, 1864, near Tidioute, Penn- 
sylvania. Children : 

834.* i. EMMA Si'ggins% b. February 6, 1857, in Chari- 
ton, Iowa; m. December 6, 1882, in Youngsville, 
John Barber White, of Kansas City, Mo. 

835.* ii. LAURA Siggins% b. August 15, 1859, in Chari- 
ton, Iowa ; m. Sept. 19, 1883, in Youngsville, Pa. : 
James 0. Messerly. 

836.* iii. CLINTON C. Siggins% b. December 31, 1862, in 
Colorado; m. April 20, 1890, in Hougo Colorado: 
Nellie Cunningham. 

(760). Benjamin Baird Siggins% m. 2nd., in 1865: 
Druziila Belnap, b. 1839, in Pittsfield, Township, Warren 
Co., Pa. ; d. July 9th, 1915, in Youngsville, Pa. (dau. of Philo 




Other Families 257 

Gurnsey and Elizabeth (Mead) Belnap). She was a mem- 
ber of the Methodist Church a life member of the Foreig-n 
Missionary Society and an active member of the Younjr 
Woman's Christian Association. (See Belnap family.) 
Children : 

837. iv. ALBERT B. Siggins^ b. 1886 in Philadelphia; 

died the same year. 

838. V. LIDIA B. Siggins', b. February 3, 1867, in Phil- 

adelphia; d. June 29, 1887, in Colby County, 
Kan.; m. in 1886, George W. Hyatt, of White- 
hall, New York. 

(834). EMMA SIGGINS\ daughter of Benjamin Baird 
and Elizabeth Erma (Walker) Siggins; married Decem- 
ber 6, 1882, in Youngsville, Pennsylvania: 

John Barber White, of Kansas City, Missouri. 


Mr. White's lineage is traced from: Thomas White'', 
first mentioned in Merriott, England where he was as- 
sessed in 1524, al§o in Whitecomb, parish of Martock where 
he bought land in 1537-8 ; the date of his death is unknown. 
but he died prior to 1549; his wife was Agnes Richards 
(widow Paul), of Aller. 

RICHARD White-, his son, was of Hillfarrence, his will 
was proved may 6, 1578. 

ROBERT White', was of South Petherton, 1573, and 
was buried September 7, 1600. 

ROBERT White% was of South Petherton, and was 
church-warden, succeeding his father in 1600; he died 
March 8, 1642, Chancery Proceedings show that he was 
the father of: 

JOHN White% of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachu- 


setts, who was baptized in the "Old Church" in South 
Petherton, Somerset Co., England, March 7, 1602, married 
in Drayton Parish Somerset May 28, 1627 Joan West, who 
was baptized in the "Old Church" at Drayton, April 16, 
1606, they lived for a time in Drayton, about 1638-9, they 
came with their family to America, they were at Salem in 
August 1639, and at Lancaster, May 1, 1653, where he died 
between March 10, and May 28, 1673. 

JOSIAH White^ born in Salem, now Wenham, Mass.; 
baptized June 4, 1643, in the First Church of Salem ; mar- 
ried first: Mary Lewis, who died soon; he married second, 
November 28, 1678: Mary Rice, born in Sudbury, Mass., 
September 4, 1656; they lived in Lancaster where he was 
Commander of a garrison house on ye West Side Peni- 
cook River, called ye Neck, in 1704; he died November 11, 

JOSIAH White', born in Lancaster, Mass., September 16, 
1682 ; married June 26, 1706, Abigail Whitcomb born March 
13, 1688 ; he was moderator, treasurer, representative, se- 
lectman, etc. ; he died May 5, 1772 ; he had been deacon of 
the first church at Lancaster forty-three years. 

JOSIAH White", born in Lancaster, Mass., January 3, 
1714; married March 14, 1739, Deborah House; baptized 
in Scituate, Mass., December 16, 1722; they lived in the 
part of Lancaster which was set off as Leominster, where 
he built the first saw-mill and also "Ye Old Abbey", now- 
standing on Lindel Avenue; he married second in Rocking- 
ham, Vt., September 16, 1779, Elizabeth, widow of David 
Pulsipher; he died September 1, 1806, and is buried near 
the old church in Rockingham. 

His sons: Josiah, John, Samuel, Benjamin, Abijah, Asa, 
Luke and Abel, were all soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 
Abel being but seventeen years of age when he enhsted 
in 1777. 

LUKE White'', born in Leominster, Mass., December 8 ; 
baptized in the first church at Lancaster, December 11, 

Other Families 259 

1757; went when a young man to Chaiiemont, Mass., and 
was one of the first settlers of the new town a part of 
which became Heath, in 1785; he married in Charlemont, 
November 30, 1782, Eunice White, daughter of his cousin 
David White; he enlisted February 1st, 1777, in the Con- 
tinental Army and served until 1780; after the death of 
his wife he removed with his children to Richville, St. 
Lawrence County, New York, where he died March 17, 

JOHN White'", born in Heath, Mass., June 10, 1805; 
married June 7, 1831, Rebekah Barber born in Charlemont, 
Mass., January 16, 1807, daughter of Moses and Rebekah 
(Butler) Barber; he went with his father to St. Lawrence 
County, N. Y. ; he was a member of the Episcopal Church, 
and was educated for the ministry, but did not follow that 
profession ; after residing about twenty years in St. Law- 
rence and Ulster Counties he removed to Chautauqua Coun- 
ty, N. Y., and was engaged in the mercantile business 
several years, going from there to Union City, Erie Co., Pa., 
where he bought a saw-mill which he ran two years and 
then returned to Chautauqua County, and bought a farm 
four miles south of Ashville. He died in Harmony Town- 
ship, New York, May 23d., 1853 ; his widow married sec- 
ond, Stephen Messinger, who died in 1859; she died at 
"White's Mill", Carter County, Missouri, November 19. 

JOHN Barber White", born in Ellery Township, (near 
Jamestown), Chautauqua County, New York, December 
8, 1847, was brought up on his father's farm, finished his 
education at the Jamestown Academy and Jamestown 
Union School and Collegiate Institute; became a school 
teacher at the age of nineteen and taught three years, re- 
moved in 1868 to Youngsville, Pa., where he engaged in 
the lumber business ; in 1874 removed to Tidioute, where 
he was the owner of a mill and lumber yard, and also 
editor and owner of the Warren County News, returned 
in 1878 to Youngsville, where he continued in the lumber 
business, and served six years as president of the Board 

260 ■ SiGGINS AND 

of Education; was a member of the Pennsylvania House 
of Representatives, term of 1878-1879; in 1880, he with 
E. B. and J. L. Grandin, Capt. H. H. Cummings, Jahu and 
L. Hunter, of Tidioute, organized the Missouri Lumber 
and Mining Company, which commenced business at 
Grandin, Missouri, in that year, with Mr. White as general 
manager, and later as president; it has become one of the 
most successful lumber companies in the west; its general 
offices are at Kansas City, Missouri, with mills and yards 
at various points in Missouri, Louisiana and other parts 
of the south and west. He was appointed postmaster of 
Grandin and served five years. Mr. White is also presi- 
dent of the Louisiana Central Lumber Company, the For- 
est Lumber Company, of Kansas City, Mo. ; Reynolds Land 
Company; the Salem, Winona and Southern Railway Com- 
pany; director and secretary of the Louisiana Long Leaf 
Lumber Company; secretary-treasurer and general man- 
ager of the Missouri Lumber and Land Exchange, of Kan- 
sas City; is a member of the Board of Directors of the 
New England National Bank of Kansas City; and was 
president of the Bank of Popular Bluff at Popular Bluff, 
Missouri, from 1886 to 1907. 

In 1907 Mr. White was appointed by President Roose- 
velt to investigate the affairs of the Cass Lake, Minnesota 
Indian Reservation, and his recommendations were favor- 
ably acted upon; he was further honored by President 
Roosevelt by an appointment as a member of the Forestry 
Department in the Commission for the Conservation of 
Natural Resources, and became one of the best informed 
and enthusiastic leaders of Conservation in America, de- 
voting a great deal of his time to this very important sub- 

In 1909 the Governor of Missouri appointed him a mem- 
ber of the State Board of Forestry and delegate to the 
National Conservation Congress at Seattle. 

In 1912 he was elected president of the Fourth National 
Conservation Congress at Indianapolis. 



Other Families 261 

Mr. White organized the first Lumber Manufacturers 
Association in the southern states, known as the Missouri 
and Arkansas Lumber Association. 

He is a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, and 
has proved his descent from twenty-six Colonial soldiers ; 
he is also a member and vice-president of the Missouri So- 
ciety Sons of the Revolution. 

He is a member of several historical societies, among 
them the New England Historical and Genealogical Society ; 
and the Missouri Valley Historical Society, at Kansas City, 
of which he was elected president in 1912, which office he 
still holds, having been reelected at each succeeding elec- 

He is intensely interested in genealogy and family iiis- 
tory and is the owner of one of the best private genealogical 
libraries in the west; he has published a four volume his- 
tory and genealogy of the White family, "The Barber Fam- 
ily", 'The Gleason Family" and the "Ancestry of John 
Barber White" one volume each. 

In January 1917, President Wilson appointed Mr. White 
a member of the United States Shipping Board, on which 
he served with Mr. William Denman, Mr. Theodore Brent, 
Mr. John A. Donald and Mr. Raymond B. Stevens, six 
months, being obliged to resign at the end of that time 
on account of ill health. 

Mr. White, married first in Cleveland, Ohio, July 22, 1874, 
Arabell Bowen, who was born in Harmony Township, Chau- 
tauqua County New York, February 22, 1848; she died at 
White's Mills, Carter County, Missouri, November 16, 1881. 
His children by this marriage v/ere: 

839. i. JOHN Franklin White' ^ b. November 9, 1875. 
in Tidioute, Pa.; as a boy he attended ihe 
schools at Youngsville, where the family re- 
sided, and after their removal to Kansas City 
he graduated from "Central High" School Class 
of 1894 ; later he took a tvv'o year course at the 



University Medical College, in Kansas City, 
then entered the Missouri Medical Department 
of Washington University, of St. Louis, from 
which he graduated in 1898. 

In the fall of 1899, he took charge of the Dis- 
pensary and Hospital Department of the Louis- 
iana Long Leaf Lumber Company at Fisher, 
Louisiana, and was also local surgeon for the 
Kansas City Southern Railroad. While there, 
on May 9, 1900, he received an accidental gun- 
shot wound, from the effects of which he died 
in Kansas City on June 11th, following. He 
was buried beside his mother in the family lot 
in Youngsville, Pa.; in 1900, his father erected 
and donated to that city as a memorial to him, 
a well equipped High School Building, and in 
1916, added to the building an auditorium and 
class rooms. 

840. ii. FANNY Arabell White^-, born in Youngsville, 
Pa., November 19, 1876; graduated from Cen- 
tral High School, Kansas City, Mo., Class of 
1896, and from Oberlin College 1902; she was 
married in Kansas City, Mo., April 8th, 1903, 
to Alfred Tyler Hemingway; born in Oak Park, 
111., December 4, 1877, son of Anson Tyler and 
Adelaide (Edmunds) Hemingway; whose im- 
migrant ancestor, Ralph Hemingway, was born 
in England, and was a member of the Church 
at Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1633 ; and ad- 
mitted freeman September 3, 1634; Mr. Hem- 
ingway is a descendant of the Tuttle's Thomp- 
son's Hoolbrook's Sanfords, Mansfield's, Mun- 
son's, Powell's and Paine's, all of whom were 
pioneer settlers of New Haven, Connecticut. 

Mr. Hemingway, is secretary and general 
manager of the Forest Lumber Company, of 
Kansas City, where the family reside. Their 
children are: 

Other Families 263 

841. i. FRANKLIN White Hemingway', born in 

Alliance, Nebraska, March 4, 1904. 

841a. ii. JANE Hemingway'", born in Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, April 29, 1908. 

Mr. White, married second, December 6, 1882, in Youngs- 
ville, Pa., Emma Siggins, who was born February 6, 1857, 
in Chariton, Iowa. 

She was graduated from the Youngsville High School 
and then taught for a number of years in Warren County. 
Graduated from the Pioneer class of the Chautauqua Lit- 
erary and Scientific Circle in 1882. Is a member of the Kan- 
sas City Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 
which she helped organize in 1906. Also member of the 
General David Thompson Chapter Daughters 1812. Chair- 
man of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Juvenile Improve- 
ment Club of Kansas City. In this capacity it is her duty 
to look after the welfare of the boys at the Boys' Hotel 
which provides a home for about one hundred homeless 
working boys which insures for them a proper training and 
instruction. Mrs. White was influential in causing to be 
passed by the State Legislature March 19, 1915, a law mak- 
ing Abraham Lincoln's birthday, a legal holiday in the 
State of Missouri. She worked with Mrs, McAdoo's com- 
mittee in 1917 in Washington to help sell the first Liberty 
Loan Bonds, turning in over one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars after working with the committee for about 
two weeks. 

In 1915 was a member of the Mayor's Commission on Un- 
employment which found employment for many needy 
women through the worst months of that severe winter. 
Was elected president of the Jackson County Suffrage As- 
sociation in November, 1917. At the State Suffrage Con- 
vention held in Macon, Mo., May 10th and 11th, 1918, Mrs. 
White was elected Congressional Chairman of the Fifth 
Missouri District. In January, 1918, she was elected a 
member of the Executive Board of the Young Woman's 
Christian Association of Kansas City, Mo. 


This family are all members of the Westminster Con- 
gregational Church. Mrs. White is author of ''The De- 
scendants of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland," and "The 
Kinnears and their Kin." 

Children of John Barber and Emma (Siggins) White: 

841b. iii. EMMA Ruth White^S born in Youngsville, 
Pennsylvania, October 30, 1884 ; graduated from 
Wellesley College, in 1907, then took a two year 
course in the Department of Economics and So- 
ciology, at the University of Wisconsin ; in 1911 
she made a survey of labor conditions in Kan- 
sas City, for the Board of Public Welfare, and 
in the summer months when conditions were 
most trying visited and investigated the laun- 
dries of the city, interviewing at least a thou- 
sand of the women operators, her report con- 
tains detailed information of the wages, home 
life, recreations, etc., and suggested remedeal 
State laws for the betterment of women work- 
ing in these and other institutions. She spent 
the year 1913 in Berlin, studying German. In 
1915 she was appointed, by the mayor of Kan- 
sas City, a member of the Commission on Un- 
employment, and gave several months of very 
active service in the work room and store the 
Commission operated whereby hundreds of 
women were given employment that materially 
relieved the suffering caused by the then exist- 
ing labor conditions. 

In June 1916, she was elected secretary of the 
Congressional Department of the National 
American Woman Suffrage Association, with 
headquarters at 1626, Rhode Island Avenue, 
Washington, D. C. 

841c. iv. JAY Barber White'-, born October 2, 1886; 
died August 2, 1887. 


Other Families 265 

841d. V. RAYMOND Baird White'-, born in Grandin, 
Carter County Mo., March 18, 1889, graduated 
from Westport High School, Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, "Class of 1908-9" and entered the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, where he spent three 
years ; he then went to Cornell University from 
which he graduated in 1914. 

Spent a year in travel, then located at New- 
ark, Ohio, where he is president and general 
manager of the R. B. White Lumber Company; 
president of the "Men's Monday Club", treas- 
urer of the Rotary Club, and a director of the 
Merchants' Association. In 1916 he transferred 
his membership from the Westminster Con- 
gregational Church in Kansas City, to the Sec- 
ond Presbyterian Church of Newark, Ohio. 




daughter of 

First Generation 

Benjamin Baird Siggins, and 
Elizabeth Erma Walker, his wife 

grand dau. of 

Second Generation 

Alexander Siggins, and 
Margaret Kinnear, his wife 
Samuel Scott Walker, and 
Sarah Ann Allen, his wife 

gr. grand dau. of 

John Siggins, and 
Sarah Hood, his wife 
Alexander Walker, and 
Elizabeth Scott, his wife 

Henry Kinnear, and 
Margaret Kinnear, his wife 
William Allen, and 
Elizabeth Tilford, his wife 

gr. gr. grand dau. of — 

William Siggins, and 
Mary Taylor, his wife 
James Walker, and 
Margaret Gray, his wife 
Thomas Kinnear, and 
Margaret Kinnear, his wife 
Samuel Scott, and 
Elizabeth McCorkle, his wife 
Malcum Allen, and 
Mary Cunningham, his wife 

Third Generation 

Fourth Generation 

Fifth Generation 



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Samuel Hood, and 
Mary Hoskyns, his wife 
Robert Kinnear, and 
Elizabeth Verow, his wife 

Tilford, and 

, his wife 

gr. gr. gr grand dan. of- 

Edward Siggins of Balla, and 

, his wife 

Alexander Walker, and 

Jane Hamer, his wife 

John Scott, and 

Margaret Thornton, his wife 

James Allen, and 

Margaret Anderson, his wife 

William Kinnear, and Sixth Generation 

Jane Simpson, his wife 
John McCorkle, and 
Elizabeth Ruth, his wife 
James Cunningham, and 

Margaret , his wife 

Richard Hoskyns, and 
, his wife 

gr. gr. gr. gr. grand dau. of 

Richard Siggins, and 
Margaret Sinot, his wife 
John Walker, and 
Katherine Rutherford, his wife 
James Kinnear, and 

, his wife 

Samuel Scott, and 

Jane , his wife 

Samuel Simpson, and 

Hannah , his wife Seventh Generation 

James McCorkle, and 

, his wife 

William Allen, and 


Mary Budd, his wife 
John Ruth, and 

, his wife 

Robert Anderson, and 
, his wife 

gr. gr. gr. gr. gr grand dau. of- 

Matthew Siggins, and 

Margaret Codd, his wife 

John Walker, (Of Wigton Scotland) and 

Jane McKnight, his wife 

Thomas Scott, and 

, his wife 

John Rutherford, and 
Isabella Allein, his wife 
James Kinnear, and 

-, his wife Eighth Generation 

John Simpson, and 

, his wife 

Richard Anderson, (of "Goldmine" Virginia) and 

, his wife 

Edward Allen, and 

Mercy Painter, his wife 

Thomas Budd, and 

Susannah , his wife 

gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grand dau. of 

Thomas Siggins, of Walsingrange, and 

, his wife 

Thomas Scott, and 

Margaret Hubbard, his wife 

Edward Allen, and 

Sarah Kimball, his wife Ninth Generation 

Thomas Painter, and 

Mercy Lamberton, his wife 

Sir Richard Anderson, and 

Mary Spencer, his wife 

— gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grand dau. of- 

Thomas Scott, and 

Other Families 209 

Elizabeth Kimball, his wife 
William Hubbard, and 
Judith Bloose Knapp, his wife 
Tobias Allein, and 
Elizabeth Northie, his wife 
Rev. Richard Allein, and 
, his wife 

Richard Kembold, and Tenth Generation 

Ursula Scott, his wife 
Edward Allen, and 

, his wife 

George Lamberton, and 

Margaret , his wife 

Lord Robert Spencer, and 
Margaret Willoughby, his wife 

gr. gr. gr, gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grand dau. of 

Henry Kembold, (of England, will dated Jan. 4. 1558), 

Sisly , his wife 

Henry Scott, (of "Rattlesden" Suffolk, England) and 
Martha Whotlock, his wife 

Edward Northie, (Mayor of Devizes, Wiltshire, Eng- 
land; 1612-22-30-and 36 Eleventh Generation 

, his wife 

Sir John Spencer, (Knighted in 1588) and 
Mary Catlyn, his wife 
Sir Francis Willoughby, and 
, his wife 

gr. gr. gr. gr. gr, gr. gr. gr. gr. grand dau. of 

Sir John Spencer, and 

Katherine Kitson, his wife 

Sir Robert Catlyn, and Twelfth Generation 

, his wife 

gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grand dau. of — 

Sir William Spencer, (Knighted 1529) and 

Susan Knightly, his wife Thirteenth Generation 

Sir Thomas Kitson 


gr. gr, gr, gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grand dau. of — 

Sir John Spencer, (Knighted by Henry VIII.) and 

Isabela Grant, his wife 

Richard Knightly, and Fourteenth Generation 

, his wife grand dau. of- 

Walter Grant of Snittersfield, County Warwick Eng- 
land. Fifteenth Generation 




JOHN WALKER, of Wigton, Scotland, m. Jane Mc- 


JOHN WALKER, b. in Wigton; m. 7th January 1702, 
Katherine Rutherford; emigrated to and settled at Newry, 
Ireland, and in 1726-8, he and his family came to America, 
and settled at Nottingham Meeting House, Chester Coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania. 


i. ELIZABETH Walker, b. April, 1703; m. John 

ii. JOHN Walker, b. March 1705; m. Ann Houston or 

iii. JAMES Walker, b. March 1707; m. Mary Guffy. 

iv. THOMAS Walker, d. young. 

V. WILLIAM Walker, d. young. 

vi. JANE Walker, b. May, 1712; m. James Moore. 


Other Families 271 

vii. SAMUEL Walker, b. Dec, 1714 ; m. Jane Patterson. 

viii.* ALEXANDER Walker, b. May 1716, m. Jane Ham- 
mer, or Hummer. 

ix. ESTHER Walker, d. young. 

X. JOSEPH Walker, b. July 1722 ; m. 1st., Nancy Mc- 
Clung; m. 2nd., Grizelda McCrosky. 

xi. MARY Walker, m. John Montgomery; 2nd. William 

ALEXANDER WALKER, b. in Ireland, 19th May 1716; 
d. in Rockbridge County, Va., 1784-5 ; (Served in the Colon- 
ial Wars) ; m. 8th January 1747: Jane Hammer ( or Hum- 
mer), she d. in Woodford County, Ky., in 1798. 
(See Virginia Historical Magazine Vol. VHI, No. 3. p. 278-9.) 

"John Buchanan, Captain. 

Will Evans, Lieutenant. 

Joseph Cotton, Ensign. 

John Mitchell, Sergeant, Augusta County Va., 1742. 

Alexander Walker, 

Charles Hays, 

John Walker, 

Andrew Martin, 

Joseph Walker, 

Samuel Ealker, 

Charles Campbell, 

John Gray, 

John Moore, 

Samuel Gray, 

Matthew Lyle, 

Thomas McSpeden, 

William Armstrong and others. 

The above was taken from the collection of Mss. left by 
Dr. Lyman Draper to the Historical Society of Wisconsin. 

JAMES WALKER, third child of Alexander and Jane 
Walker, b. 29th June 1751; (Served in the Virginia Militia) ; 
m. 8th July, 1778; Margaret (Peggy) Gray, dau. of David 


Gray. He d. 12th April 1800, and was buried in the Pis- 
gah Church Yard, in Woodford County, Ky; she d. 1816, 
at the home of her son Alexander in Adair County Ky. 

ALEXANDER WALKER, eldest son of James and Mar- 
garet (Gray) Walker, b. 15th December 1779; was raised 
in Woodford County, Kentucky, but removed ',to Adair 
County about 1805-6; where he was a farmer and tobacco 
planter; m. 1803-4, in Woodford County, Ky. : Elizabeth 
Scott, third child of Samuel and Martha (McCorkle) Scott. 
Samuel Scott came to Kentucky with Daniel Boone and his 
party in 1783, and settled on Dick's River at Boone Station ; 
he was a Revolutionary soldier; enlisted at the age of six- 
teen as a minute man, and was in the battle of King's 

SAMUEL SCOTT WALKER, second child of Alexander 
and Elizabeth (Scott) Walker, b. 30th January 1807, in 
Adair County, Ky. ; d. 22nd January 1892, in Bartow, Flor- 
ida, at the home of his daughter, Rosella Melissa Smith; 
m. 26th January 1832: Sarah Ann Allen, only daughter 
William and Elizabeth (Tilford) Allen, and granddaughter 
of Malcum Allen, of Boutetort County, Va. She v/as b. 25th 
October 1810; d. November 1882, at the home of her son, 
Cyrus Scott, in Cowley County, Kansas. Samuel Scott 
Walker served as sheriff of Jefferson County, Iowa, four 
years, and was postmaster in Columbia, Marion County, 
Iowa, over twenty years — when he settled in Jefferson Coun- 
ty, Iowa, it was a wilderness. Glasgow now stands on a 
part of the farm he then owned. In 1840 he was appointed 
by Governor Dodge, Colonel of the State Militia, and by 
that title he was ever afterward known. 

ELIZABETH ERMA WALKER, eldest child of Samuel 
Scott and Sarah Ann (Allen) Walker; b. 20th February 
1833, in Adair County, Ky.; d. 29th September 1864, in 
Youngsville, Pa.; m. 24th February, 1856, at the home of 
her father in Chariton, Lucas County, la. 

BENJAMIN BAIRD SIGGINS, b. 27th July 1827, in 
Youngsville, Warren County, Pa.; fifth child of Alexander 



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BENJAMIN B. SIGGINS and Grandchildren (taken about 1892; 

Other Families 27:i 

and Margaret (Kinnear) Siggins. Alexander Siggins, was 
b. 1st May 1793, on board a ship on the Atlantic Ocean, 
on which his parents John and Sarah (Hood) Siggins, were 
enroute to America from their ancestral home in Drum- 
cliff parish, County Sligo, Ireland. John Siggins was a 
son of William and Mary (Taylor) Siggins, this Siggins 
family has been traced to one Thomas Siggins, of Walsh- 
grange, County Wexford, gent, by Chancery Decree dated 
8th May, time of Edward VI (1547-53) recovered the es- 
tates of Walshgrange, Corbally, Knockbrake, Ballyronan 
alis Mageston the Church of Culstonse and Tammon. 


Elizabeth Erma Walker was born in Adair County, Ken- 
tucky, February 20, 1833; died in July 1864, at the home 
of Henry Kinnear near Tidioute Pennsylvania she attend- 
ed a seminary for young ladies in Fairfield Iowa; after 
which she taught several terms of school; united with the 
Baptist Church when twenty years old; married Febru- 
ary 1856, at the home of her parents, near Chariton, Lucas 
County, Iowa, Benjamin Baird Siggins, the ceremony be- 
ing performed by Rev. Robert Coles. Elizabeth Erma 
Walker was the daughter of Samuel Scott Walker, b. Jan. 
30, 1807, in Adair Co. Kentucky, on Jan. 26, 1832, he mar- 
ried, near Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky: Sarah Ann 
Allen, b. Dec. 25, 1810; d. Nov. 1882 in Cowley County, 
Kansas. He died Jan. 20, 1892 in Florida. Samuel Scott 
Walker was son of Alexander Walker, b. Dec, 15, 1779. 
Woodford Co. Kentucky; married 1803: Elizabeth Scott, 
b. April 6, 1788 ; d. Dec. 15, 1779. 

JOHN WALKER of Wigton Scotland, was the first of his 
line known to the writer, his son, John Walker, married 
Katheryne Rutherford in 1702. They came to America 
soon afterward, settling in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 
but later went to Rockbridge County, Virginia. Elizabeth 


Erma Walker who married Benjamin Baird Siggins, was 
seventh in descent from John Walker of Wigton, Scotland. 

Katheryn Rutherford was either a niece or full first 
cousin of Rev. Samuel Rutherford, the non-conformist Di- 
vine of Scotland, who was imprisoned for his religious be- 
lief and practices. This same Katheryn Rutherford was 
the grand daughter of Rev. Joseph Allein, author of "Al- 
lein's Alarm" and many other religious works. He was 
silenced and deprived of his position for non-conformity. 
Katheryn's great grandfather Richard Allein was rector of 
Batcomble, in Devizes, for upwards of fifty years, and 
author of a "Shorter Catechism" and numerous other 
works of like character. Another ancestor of Katheryn 
Rutherford, Edward Northie, was mayor of Devizes from 
1612 to 1635. Elizabeth Erma Walker's great grandfather, 
Malcum Allen, served in the French and Indian War under 
Captain John Maxwell. — Also Captain Neville's Company 
from Albermarle County, Virginia. He also served in the 
8th Virginia Regiment during the Revolution. 


EDWARD NORTHIE was Mayor of Devizes, Wiltshire, 
England, 1612-22-30-35. 
his daughter 

ELIZABETH Northie, married Tobias Allein 
their daughter 

ISABELLA Allein, married John Rutherford 
their daughter 

KATHERINE Rutherford, married John Walker 
their son 

ALEXANDER Walker, married Jane (or Hamor) Ham- 
mer (Hummer) 
their son 

JAMES Walker, married Margaret Gray 
their son 

Other Families 275 

ALEXANDER Walker, married Elizabeth Scott 
their son 

SAMUEL Scott Walker, married Sarah Ann Allen 
their daughter 

ELIZABETH Erma Walker, married Benjamin Baird Sip- 
their daughter 

EMMA Siggins, married John Barber White 
their children are 

EMMA Ruth White and RAYMOND Baird White. 


Arms — Or., on a fesslaz. between three panthers statant 
ppr. sesee of estoiles arg. appansy of the first between two 
lillies of the third. 

Crest — A cockatrice, flames issuing from the mouth ppr. 

Motto — Steady. 

Seat — Woodcote House, Epsom. 

(Burke's Landed Gentry, p. 1177. Pub. 1879). 

LINEAGE — The ancient family of Northey was origin- 
ally established in Essex, but became subsequently resident 
in Wilts. 

Sir Edward Northey, Knt. of Epsom, Surrey (2d son of 
William Northey, Esq., b. 1651, and grandson of Thomas 
Northey, of Eddington, same Co.), was M. P. for Tiver- 
ton, Devon, 1710, 1713 and 1714, and Attorney Gen. to 
King William III, and Queen Anne. He married Anne, 
sister and co-heir of Sir William Jolliffe, and by that lady 
(who d. 13 Aug., 1743), had issue: William his heir; 
Edward d. 1774, leaving issue: a son William, d. unm. 1808, 
and a dau. Anne, d. unm. 


Anne, m. John Lord Raymond, of Abbots Langley, Lord : 

Chief Justice. Elizabeth d. unm., 1764. Rebecca, m. Thorn- i 

as Bradshaw, Esq. of Rigby. Sir Edward Northey, Esq., d. i 

16 Aug., 1723. His eldest son William Northey, Esq. of \ 

Compton Basset, Wilts, M. P. for Calne, 1713, and Wooton \ 

Basset, 1714. He m. 19 Sept. 1721, Abigail, only dau. of j 

Sir Thomas Webster, 1st bart. of Battle Abbey, Sussex, and ■ 

by that lady (who m. 2ndly, Edmund Thomas, 3rd. bart. : 

of Wenvoe Castle) had issue: i. William, his heir. ii. j 

Edward; b. 1728; d. 30 May, 1749; iii. Thomas, a mili- \ 

tary officer, who served in several parts of the world, and | 

lost a leg at the seige of Quebec. He m. Margaret, dau. of \ 

J. L. Hancorne, Esq. of Gower, Co., Glamorgan; and d. ! 

1780, leaving issue: i. Murray'-, Capt. R. N., m. Mabella, I 

dau. of Rev. J. Whitby, of Cresswell, Co. Stafford; and d. j 

1834, leaving an only dau., Jemima, m. Capt. Alldritt, E. L i 

C.'s R. E. Quartermaster Gen., m. Laura, dau. of Sir Wil- i 

liam Paxton, Knt., M. P. of Middleton-Hall, Co. Carmar- j 

then, and had issue : ■ • ^ 

Augustus James Millard, Major in the Army. 1 

William Frederick Stewart, 25th regt. * 


Laura Emaline. I 

i. Anna, m. John Whitby, Esq., of Creswell Hall, Co. | 

Stafford. I 


Mr. Northey d. 10 Nov., 1738, aged 48, and was s. by his i 

son, : 

William Northey, Esq. of Compton Basset and Ivy House, j 

Wilts, L. L. D., F. R. S., Lieut.-Col. of the county militia, i 

one of the commissioners, for Trade, and Groom of the | 

Chamber to King George IH. He represented Calne, 1747, ; 

Mailstone, 1762, and Bedwin, 1770. He m. Anne, dau. of \ 

Right. Hon. Edwin Hopkins, M. P., Sec. of State for Ire- \ 

land; and d. 1770, having had, ■ 

i. William, his heir; ii. Edward, a successor to his ; 

brother; iii. Richard, of Oving House, a Gen. in the army : 

who s. to the estates of the Hopkin's family, and assumed '■ 

_"•« HEW TOM 

'^'i^Jm, LESOX 


Other Families 277 

the name and arms of Hopkins; d. 1756; m. 1st, 1777; 
Frances, dau. of John Wray, Esq., of Monaghan, and had 
by her issue: 

i. William Richards, his heir; i. Anne; ii. Francos. 
He m. 2ndly, Miss Thompson, and by her had issue : 

2. Richard, late Capt. 8th. Hussars. 

3. Lucy, m. J. Rowley, Esq., and d. s. p. 

4. Harriet, m. Charles Shrader, Esq. 

5. Julia, m. Capt. Hamilton Shum, of the 31st. regt, 

6. Emma, m. Henry Lee Patourel, Esq. of Sidbury Cas- 
tle, Devon. 

Gen. Northey Hopkins, d. 26 April, 1845, and was s. by 
his son. 

William Richard Hopkins Northey, Esq., of Oving House, 
Bucks, J. P., formerly a Capt. in the army, and Aide-de 
Camp to the Duke of Richmond, when Lord Lieut, of Ire- 
land, m. Ann Elizabeth, dau. of Gerald Fortescue, Esq., of 
Co. Louth, and by her (who d. 13 April, 1864) had Richard 
Arthur Fortescue, who d. on service in the 17th year of his 
age. Fannie Elizabeth ; m. 25 Jan., 1830, George Ives, 4th 
Lord Boston, and d. 1860, leaving issue. 

Geraldine, m. 1838, Joseph Pratt Tynte, Esq., of Tynte 
Park, 2nd son of Col. Pratt, of Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan, by 
Jemima Roberta, his wife, dau. of Sir James Tynte, Bart. 
Adelide; Antoinette; Eulalie Emily; m. James Agg Gard- 
ner, Esq., of Cheltenham. 


(835) Laura Siggins', b. August 15, 1859, in Chariton, 
la., m. September 19, 1883, in Youngsville, Pa. 

James 0. Messerly, a son of Jonas and Sarah (Alspaugh) 

-19 .27 


Messerly. They reside in Warren, Pa., and are members 
of the Methodist church. Their children are : 

842. i. WARREN B. Messerly% b. November 4, 1884, 

in Baltimore, Ohio. Graduated from the West- 
7nghouse Electrical Department, Pittsburg, Pa. 
Is now with the Kansas City Street Railways 
Company, in Kansas City, Mo. He married in 
Winfield, Kansas, February 16, 1916. 
Ruth Tisdale Bangs, b. November 23, 1890, a 
daughter of Arthur C. and Caroline (Craps- 
ler) Bangs, of Winfield. The emigrant ancestor 
of Ruth Tisdale Bangs, Edward Bangs% came 
in the "good ship Anne" in 1623, to Plymouth 
Colony; his son Jonathan Bangs-, served as 
Captain in the Colonial Wars, had a son James 
Bangs\ and his son Oliver Bangs*, had a son 
Dr. John Bangs% and his son Frederick A. 
Bangs% was the father of Arthur Clarence 
Bangs', of Winfield, Kansas, father of Ruth 
Bangs* Messerly. 

843. ii. EVERETT J. Messerly% b. October 18, 1865, in 

Warren, Pa., m. June 19, 1908, in Pittsburgh, 
Rillia Vadia Boli, b. July 6, 1889, a dau. of Frank 
S. (b. May 7, 1862), and Flora (Jack) Boli 
(b. June 24, 1862; m. June 19, 1882). They 
have one son: 

844. i. BERTRAM J. Messerly% b. January 11, 


845. iii. JAMES Harold Messerly% b. September 24, 

1895, in Warren, was a student at the Univer- 
sity of Pittsburgh, and editor of the engineer- 
ing department of the junior year paper, and 
had nearly completed his four year course when 
he was called to serve his country in the war 
with Germany. He was in training at Allen- 
town, Pa., during the summer of 1917, and in 














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October was sent to France with the Hospital 
Reserve Corps, No. 27 ; in PYance he became a 
member of Battery "F," 150th Field Artillery. 

(836). CLINTON C. SIGGINS^ , of Twin Falls, Idaho; 
born December 31, 1862, in Colorado, married April 20, 
1890, in Hugo, Colorado. 

Nellie Cunninghom; born May 26, 1870; daughter of 
(Jerry, b. May 15, 1835, near Cattam, Canada, and Jose- 
phine (Ballard) Cunningham, d. 1897). 

They removed to Boise Cit, Idaho, where Mr. Siggins 
was a Justice of the Peace four years, and later Deputy 
Auditor and Recorder of Ada County, he removed to Twin 
Falls, Idaho, in 1910 ; in 1912 he was appointed Land Com- 
missioner for a term of four years; in December, 1916, 
reappointed, his office is at Twin Falls. Their Children are : 

846. i. LEONA May Siggins"; b. January 20, 1891. in 

Des Moines, Iowa; m. November 15, 1911. in 
Twin Falls, Idaho. 
John Vance Dingman, b. October 22, 1885, near 
Tyro, Kansas, son of (James Wilson, b. Aug. 8, 
1855, in Niatic, 111., and Elizabeth Ellen (Hard- 
ing) Dingman, b. June, 29, 1855). 
Their children are: 

847. i. NELLIE May Dingman% b. May 23, 1914. 

848. ii. JOHN Siggins Digman% b. June 25, 1916. 

849. ii. JERRY Lloyd Siggins^ b. March 14, 1894 ; m. 

August 2, 1917: 
Mary Ellen Douglas, b. February 12, 1898, dau 
of Thomas James Douglas, b. Stratford. Can- 
ada, June 23, 1867 ; m. May 12, 1897 ; Margaret 
Van Horn, b. April 12, 1865, at Marion Centre, 

850. iii. BENJAMIN Boyd Siggins", twin brother of 

Jerry Lloyd Siggins, b. March 14, 1894 ; d. June 
29 1894, in Boise City, Idaho. 


851. iv. HOWARD Edwin Siggins% b. August 8, 1895, 

in Boise City. 

852. V. EDNA Louise Siggins% b. October 23, 1909, in 

Boise City. 

(761). PHILETUS VEROW SIGGINS*, b. March 13, 
1833, in Youngsville, Pa. ; d. 1 :30 a. m., Sunday, August 9, 
1908, in Roseville, California ; m. 1st about 1857, in Youngs- 
ville, Pa. 

Elizabeth Fletcher, they had one son. He married 2nd 
Mary Wilson; no children. 

853. i. LOUIS F. Siggins% b. November, 1858, in 

Youngsville, Pa. ; d. October 12, 1902, in Rose- 
ville, California. 

(762) . RACHEL A. SIGGINS* ; was a lifelong member 
of the Methodist Church; her membership was to her a 
reality — her name on the church register was an emblem 
of her membership in the "Lord's Book of Life," the spirit 
of her master was reflected in her daily life, through the 
years of her earthly pilgrimage her nature added much of 
brightness and comfort to the life of her family and friends ; 
her daughters, Amy, Mary and Fannie, preceded her to the 
"other shore," her husband, her daughters, Alice and Clara, 
and her son Henry survive her ; the two latter now live in 
Chicago. The memory of her beautiful christian life will 
long remain to comfort her many friends. Born July 23, 
1835, in Youngsville, Pa.; d. December 10, 1912, in Jules- 
burg, Colorado; m. 1857, in Youngsville, Pa., Leander A. 
Chaffee, b. Jan. 23, 1834 ; d. June 22, 1899. 

In 1865 they moved to Lanark, 111., and to Julesburg in 
1908. Children: 

854. i. AMY Irene Chaffee', b. August 12, 1858, in 

Youngsville, Pa. 

855.='= ii. ALICE Bell Chaffee"', b. August 10, 1861, in 
Youngsville; m. Loren Gilbert Burrows. 

Other Families 281 

856*. iii. HENRY George Chaffee', b. August 7, 1864, 
in Youngsville, Pa. ; m. Jessie Lee Small. 

857. iv. MARY D. Chaffee'-, b. Oct. 18, 1866; d. Aug. 7, 


858. V. CLARA M. Chaffee', b. March 11, 1869. 

859. vi. FANNIE Chaffee', b. Oct. 20, 1871 ; d. Nov. 20, 


(855). ALICE BELL CHAFFEE', b. August 10, 1861, 
Youngsville, Pa., m. Nov. 12, 18S8, in 

Loren Gilbert Burrows, b. Feb. 16, 1857, in Walworth 
County, Wisconsin. Their children were : 

860. i. ROBERT Chaffee Burrows", b. May 11, 1899, 

in Cavanna, 111. 

861. ii. ALICE Winefred Burrows'', b. June 23, 1904, in 

Savanna, 111. 

(856). HENRY GEORGE CHAFFEE^ b. August 7, 
1864, in Youngsville, Pa. ; m. July 20, 1903, in Chicago, 111. 

Jessie Lee Small, who was born "On a sunny morning" 
June 9, 1880; in Cumberland, England; they have one 
daughter : 

862. ALICE May Chaffee', b. April 15, 1907, in St. 
Louis, Mo. 

(763). CHAPIN ELLIOTT SIGGINS% b. December 15, 
1836, in Youngsville, Pa. ; d. April 16, 1883, Mt. Vernon. 
Iowa; m. April 25, 1857, in Warren, Pa. 

Emily C. Salmon, dau. of John Salmon; b. December 2, 
1840, in Warren, Pa. ; d. August 16, 1904, in Mt. Vernon. 
Iowa. Their children were : 

883. i. DORA Siggins% b. April 25, 1858, in Youngs- 
ville, Pa.; d. 1884; m. June 8, 1882. 
Robert King, of Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 

864.* ii. BURDETTE A. Siggins', b. Youngsville, Pa., 


November 5, 1860 ; m. 1st, Lucy Corder ; m. 2r.d, 
Lillian Berger. 

865. iii. BELLE Siggins% b. in Youngsville, Pa., De- 
cember 1, 1861. Not married, lives in Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

866.'' iv. GUY Siggins', b. in Youngsville, Pa., May 26, 
1866; m. Minnie Parcell. 

867. v. CLYDE Siggins", of Youngsville, Pa. ; b. Octo- 

ber 11, 1869, in Tennessee; d. June 6, 1888, in 

(864) . BURDETTE A. SIGGINS% of Milwaukee, Wis. ; 
b. November 5, 1860, in Youngsville, Pa. ; m. 1st, July 23, 

Lucy Corder. Their children were. 

868. i. VERNON Siggins% b. June 12, 1888; d. Sept. 


869. ii. HAZEL Siggins% b. August 18, 1889. 

870. iii. GEORGE; Siggins«, b. December 22, 1891, liv- 

ing at 741 Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wis. 

(864). BURDETTE A. SIGGINS^ m. 2nd, December 
2, 1903. 

Lillian Berger. No children. 

(866) GUY SIGGINS% of Mt. Vernon, Iowa ; b. May 26, 
1866, in Youngsville, Pa. ; d. ; m. 1890. 

Minnie Parcell, a dau. of Samuel and Margaret (Max- 
well Parcell, of Carroll County, Ohio. (Samuel b. April 
7, 1831 ; Margaret b. November 11, 1833). Their childre 

871. i. HARRY Siggins", b. February 4, 1891. 

872. ii. LOUIS Siggins% b. February 9, 1893. 

873. iii. ADELLA Siggins% b. October 11, 1897. 

































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874. iv. RAYMOND Siggins", b. December 26, lOO^. 

875. V. FOREST Siggins", b. May 13, 1906. 

(764) . ROBERT ALEXANDER SIGGTNS', of Youngs- 
ville, Pennsylvania; b. August 24, 1840, in Youngsville; m. 
September 23, 1871, in Sugar Grove, Pa. 

Cordelia Catherine Long; b. May 30, 1841, in Pittsficld 
Township, Pa.; d. January 12, 1917, in Youngsville, Pa. 

Children : 

876. i. GEORGE Hugh Siggins-', b. August 14, 1872. 

Rail Road Agent at Irvineton, Pa. ; not married. 

877. ii. HATTIE M. Siggins", b. July 21, 1874 ; lives in 

Youngsville, Pa. 

878. iii. HALLIE R. Siggins ', b. March 8, 1878; lives in 

Denver, Colo. 

Ancestry of Cordelia Catherine Long, wife of Robert 
Alexander Siggins. 

In 1800 George and Isabel (McCormick) Long, settled in 
Spring Creek Township, Warren County, Pa., about three 
miles west of Garland, here their son : 

Hugh Long was born February 20, 1802, being the first 
white child born in the township. 

George Long built the first mill in the township; in 
1808-9, he sold his property to Daniel Horn and removed 
to Pittsfield township, where he built a saw mill; here 
he continued to reside until he died in 1854; his widow 
died in 1858; George Long and Isabell McCormick, were 
married in Lycoming County, Pa., in August, 1792. 

He was in the Revolutionary War and received a pen- 
sion ; he was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at York- 
town. Their son: 

Hugh Long was born February 20, 1802, married Octo- 
ber 26, 1826. Eleanor Gray, born November 15, 1806 ; he 
died in August, 1899, aged ninety-seven years and six 
months ; his wife died in September, 1847. 


He was constable four years; justice of the peace ten 
years; school director fifteen years; auditor and assessor 
several years. Their daughter: 

Cordelia Catherine Long, was born May 30, 1841. 

March 8, 1893, at his home. No. 11 Elm Street, Warren, 
Pa. ; he was born March 10, 1842, at Youngsville, Pa., and 
has lived in this county practically all his life, the last 
forty years having been spent in Warren and vicinity. 

He owned and resided for many years on the farm now 
occupied by Mrs. A. Graham and Son, Florists, and was for 
quite a long time engaged in the livery business in Warren. 

During the latter years of his life he has resided in 
Warren and devoted most of his time to the care of his oil 
property ; he was a man of exemplary habits throughout 
life, and in his business and social dealings represented an 
unquestioned integrity, industry and sterling merit which 
were remarked by all with whom he came in contact. 

He was of a retiring disposition, finding much of his 
enjoyment v/ithin his home circle, but revealed an unusually 
sympathetic and kindly nature to all those who were priv- 
iledged to know him. 

As a citizen he was unpretentions, but was interested in 
all things pertaining to the public welfare and contributed 
real merit to the duties of citizenship. 

He leaves to survive him, in addition to his wife, three 
sons ; Clyde and Ray of Cody, Wyo., George of Wiarren, Mrs. 
John D. Wells, of Buffalo, Mrs. W. S. Clark, of Warren, two 
of his daughters ; three brothers also survive : William L., 
David H, and Benjamin V.; also four sisters, Mrs. J. F. 
Rounce, Mrs. William D. Hatch, Mrs. Charles A. Lincoln 
and Mrs. Worth Jaquins, "and Edna L. Siggins, a daugh- 

Died May 14th, 1915. MRS. MARGARET B. Siggins, 
widow of the late Lavern Alexander Siggins. 





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"Fate has measured and snipped the life of another 
Tidiouter, this time calling into death Mrs. Margaret B. 
Siggins, of Warren, who passed away Friday afternoon 
after two weeks' illness ; the funeral was held Monday last, 
interment being private at Oakland Cemetery, in Warren. 

She is survived by the following children: J. C. and 
R. B. Siggins of Cody, Wyo. ; Edna Louise Siggins, Mrs. 
J. D. Wells, Mrs. W. S. Clark, and George H. Siggins, two 
sisters also survive, Mrs. D. B. Everett, of Jamestown, and 
Mrs. Louise Tipton. Mrs. Sigging was a daughter of Mat- 
thew P. and Sarah (Magill) Hunter; she was born and 
spent most of her life in this community, schooled in the 
hardy democratic ways of this frontier section, and com- 
ing from Scotch-Irish stock, she was ever noted for her 
cheerful and charitable disposition and sterling character, 
this is attested by her friends in this locality as well as by 
her neighbors in Warren. 

Her husband, Lavern Alexander Siggins, to whom she 
was married May 10, 1863, died March 8, 1913, they moved 
to Warren from Tidioute in 1868; Mrs. Siggins was 69 
years of age, she was a member of the First M. E. Church 
in Warren and was active in various church organizations." 

Pa.; b. March 10, 1842, in Youngsville, Pa.; d. March 8, 
1913, in Warren, Pa. ; m. May 10, 186B, in Tidioute, Pa. 

Margaret Bedora Hunter (dau. of Matthew and Sarah 
(Magill) Hunter).; d. May 14, 1815, in Warren, Pa. 

Their children were : 

879. i. FRANK Elbert Siggins", b. February 19, 1864. 

in Tidioute, Pa. ; m. May 4, 1892. 
Minnie Pearl Ellis, dau. of Nancy Eliza Ellis. 
They have one daughter: 

880. i. MARGARET Elizabeth Siggins", b. Aug. 

15, 1893. 

881. ii. ,SARAH Blanch Sigginsf, b. May 24, 1866, 

in Tidioute, Pa. ; d. June 29, 1912, in Warren, 


Pa., after having been an invalid for over a year ; 
she taught school about twenty years, and then 
became a trained nurse. 

882.* iii. JOHN Clyde Siggins% of Cody, Wyoming; b. 
April 12, 1869, in Warren, Pa.; m. September 
26, 1896, in Warren, Pa. 
Nancy Mendell Shope. 

883.* iv. NEVA Catherine Siggins^ b. February 9, 1872, 
in Warren, Pa. ; m. John D. Wells. Their home 
is in Buffalo, N. Y. 

884. V. EDNA Louise Siggins% b. June 2, 1874, in 
Warren, Pa. 

885.* vi. RAY Benson Siggins^, b. February 22, 1877, 
in Warren, Pa. ; m. 
Elizabeth Cogswell. 

886. vii. LILLIAN Ethel Siggins«, b. March 18, 1879, 

in Warren, Pa. ; m. June 20, 1907, in Warren, 
Pa. • 

William S. Clark, District Attorney, in Warren 
Co., 1907, a son of John and Elizabeth (McMul- 
len) Clark. 

John Clark with his parents, brothers and a sister 
came to Warren in 1848 ; Elizabeth McMullen, 
with her parents, four brothers and four sisters, 
came from Bainbridge, Ireland, where she was 
born in 1841, to Warren in 1850. John Clark 
died in Warren, Pa., in Jan., 1917. 

887. vii. GEORGE HUNTER SIGGINS% b. August 2, 

1881, in Warren, Pa.; m. June 24, 1902, in 
Warren, Pa. 
Jennie Burkett. They have two sons : 

888. i. STEWART Laverne Siggins^ b. June 8, 

1903, in Warren Pa. 

889. ii. WILLIAM Hunter Siggins^ b. May 26, 



Other Families 287 

882) JOHN CLYDE SIGGINS", of Cody, Wyo. ; b. April 
12, 1869, in Warren, Pa. ; m. Sept. 26, 1896, in Warren. 

Nancy Mendall Shope. Their children were: 

890. i. FRANK Edward Siggins', b. January 28, 1897. 

891. ii. MILDRED Lucille Siggins', b. P^eb. 28, 1900. 

892. iii. NATALIE Siggins", b. November 19, 1906. 

893. iv. JANNETTE Siggins", b. February 4, 1908. 

(883) NEVA CATHERINE SIGGINS", b. February 9, 
1872, in Warren, Pa.; m. June 9, 1897, in Warren, Pa. 

John D. Wells, b. Sept. 9, 1876. Their children were : 

894. i. BLANCHE Loraine Wells", b. May 28, 1902. 

895. ii. ANNETTE Jane Wells", b. March 11, 1906. 

896. iii. JOHN D. Wells, Jr.", b. December 15, 1909. 

(885) RAY BENSON SIGGINS% of Cody, Wyo.; b. 
February 22, 1877, in Warren, Pa. ; m. October 2, 1902, in 
Sinclairville, N. Y. 

Elizabeth Cogswell. Their children were: 

897. i. RAYMOND Siggins", b. June 11, 1905, in Louis- 


898. ii. HAROLD C. Siggins", b. June 4, 1907. 

899. iii. DONALD Siggins", b. September 9, 1909. 

JOHN D. WELLS was born in Northeast, Pennsylvania, 
Sept. 9, 1876, son of Wm. Delaney and Marilla A. Wells; 
mar. Neva Catherine Siggins June 9, 1897. His journalistic 
work began on the Erie Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain Deal- 
er and Buffalo Morning Review. While on the staff of the 
latter, he did some very creditable special work in connec- 
tion with the Pan-American Exposition. As an eye wit- 
ness of the assassination of President McKinley, his ex- 
clusive stories brought instant recognition in the news- 
paper field. His story of the tragedy was published in Col- 


liers, Harpers and other well known magazines. In 1902 
Mr. Wells became associated with the Buffalo Evening 
News where he is at present occupying the position of 
Managing Editor. His column "From Grave to Gay" in 
this publication has brought Mr. Wells much fame as a 
verse writer and fun maker. He is generally designated 
as the logical successor of the Hoosier Poet. His popular- 
ity on the lecture platform would seem to predict that he 
may one day wear the mantle of Riley. The American 
Press Association honored him by electing him as their 


(Thus speaks Private Thompkins, veteran 
of foreign service.) 

Love of the flag? Well, v/hat do you know of it?— 
What do the men of your kind ever show of it, 
But stand on your legs when the colors go by 
And yelp with the others and never know why? 
What do you know, who dodge all the wars 
And don't know the colors except at bazaars? 
Love of the flag? Well, what do you know of it? — 
Men of your kind who ne'er saw the glow of it 
Against the black sky at the end of the day 
When crimson and daylight were ebbing away? 
"What do you know, who never surmise 
How easy a soldier can smile when he dies? 
Love of the flag? Well, what can you tell of it? 
Never saw a battle, and don't know the smell of it! 
And yet you will boast of your love for the flag. 
And don't know the cost of the starry old rag! — 
Don't know the cost in death and in woe, 
And don't stop to think of the debt that you owe! 
Love of the flag? Well, if you would know of it, 

Other Families 289 

Out on the skirmish line men make a show of it ; 
It's not the bright colors you see at bazaars, 
But tattered and frazzled by heathenish wars! 

Hark while the sergeant is checking the "Lost" 

That's love of the flag and the price that it cost ! 


town, N. Y., December 18, 1843; m. 1st, 

Mary Smith, d. September 2, 1881 ; no children ; m. 2nd, 
Mary Guigon. Their children were: 

900. i. RUTH F. Siggins«, b. December 16, 1887. 

901. ii. PAUL Orion Siggins", b. October 17, 1897. 

902. iii. MARC Wesley Siggins«, b. October 25, 1893. 



HI. Robert Hunter\ b. 1758, in Tyrone County, Ireland; 
m. Abt. 1786, Elizabeth Park, b. 1762. He was of Scotch- 
Irish parentage. Tradition says he had three brothers: 

Samuel, who settled in the Isle of Man. 

William, Avho remained in Ireland. 

Jared, who came with Robert to America in the latter 
part of the 18th century; they with three of their neigh- 
bors, named Gilson, Broadfoot and Henderson, with their 
families sailed from the port of Londonderry, Ireland, and 
landed at Philadelphia; the Gilsons, Broadfoots and Hen- 
dersons settled in Titusville; Robert and Jared Hunter set- 
tled in the western part of Pennsylvania in a wilderness, 
now Centre County; each "located" 100 acres of land near 
what is now Enterprise, Warren County; in 1808, Robert 
Hunter sold his land and bought a farm on the east side 
of the Allegheny, about two miles below Tidioute creek, 
which is still in the possession of the Hunter family; here 
he built a log house, cleared and cultivated the land, went 
to Pittsburg in a canoe for supplies, and he and his wife 
reared a family of ten children. 

H2.* i. JANNETTE Hunter% m. John Tuttle, of Lodi, 
N. Y. 

H3. ii. JEAN Hunter^ b. December 29, 1786; m. Dec. 
3, 1805, Frank Tuttle, b. 1777. 

H4.* ill. VIOLET Hunter-, m. Richard Henderson. 

H5.* iv. SAMUEL Hunter^ m. Polly Culbertson. 

He.''^ V. WILLIAM HUNTER^ b. August 19, 1792; m. 
Dorcas Magill (1114). 

Other Families 291 

H7.* vi. ELIZABETH Hunter-, m. Thomas Morrison. 

H8.* vii. SARAH Hunter-, m. Isaac Jones. 

H9.* viii. MARGARET Hunter^ m. Thomas Morrison. 

HIO.* ix. ROBERT Hunter-, m. Louisa Manrose. 

nil.* X. MATTHEW Hunter', m. Sarah Magill (1115). 

(One account of the family says: Robert Hunter' was 
born in County Cork, but if as stated they sailed from Lon- 
donderry, it is more probable that he was born as stated 
above, in Tyrone, as both Tyrone and Londonderry are in 
the "North of Ireland" while County Cork is in the south.) 

(H2) Jannette Hunter-, b. December 26, 1776 (1786) ; m 
John Tuttle, of Lodi, N. Y. Children: 









JAMES Tuttle^ 



WILLIAM Tuttle^'. 

H16. V. JOHN Tuttle\ 

(H4) Violet Hunter-, b. November 4, 1789 ; m. 
Richard Henderson. Children: 

H17. i. JAMES Henderson'. 

H18. ii. WILLIAM Henderson^ 

H19. iii. JAHU Henderson"-. 

H20. iv. RICHARD Hendersons 

H21. V. DANIEL Henderson". 

(H5) Samuel Hunter^ b. May 18, 1791; m. 
Polly Culbertson. Children: 

H22. i. JOHN Hunters d. young. 

H23.* ii. MATTHEW Hunter^ m. 
Phebe Richardson. 


H24.* iii. SAMUEL Huiiter% m. 
Melissa Pownell. 

(H6) William Hunter^, b. August 19, 1792; m. 
Dorcas Magill (1114). Children: 

MATTHEW Park Hunter^ b. May 17, 1823. 

ISAAC K. Hunter^, b. September 24, 1826. 

CHARLES M. Hunter^ b. March 19, 1829. 

METHITABEL J. Hunter% b. January 10, 

ROBERT Jackson Hunter^, b. March 30, 1833. 

DORCAS M. Hunter^ b. November 17, 183—. 

WILLIAM L. Hunters b. April 30, 1840 ; m. 

ARTHUR M. Hunters b. June 26, 1844. 

(H7) Elizabeth Hunter% b. December 26, 1794; m. 
Thomas Morrison. Children; 

HUGH Morrison^ 

ROBERT H. Morrisons 

THOMAS Morrisons 

BETSY Morrison^ 

JANE Morrison^ 

ANN Morrison^ 

(H8) Sarah HunterS b. September 16, 1796, m. 
Isaac Jones. Children. 






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DANIEL Jones'. 






ELIJAH Jones^ 



ELISHA Jones^ 




Other Families 293 

H44. vi. SARAH Jones^ 

(H9) Margaret Hunter-, b. August 18, 1798; m. 
Thomas Morrison (her brother-in-law). Children: 

H45. i. JACKSON Morrison*. 

H46. ii. NATHAN Morrison^ 

H47. iii. MARIELLA Morrison'. 

H48. iv. SALINA Morrison-, d. agd. 20. 

(HIO) Robert Hunter-, b. February 2, 1800-1 ; d. March 
30, 1845; m. 

Louise Manrose; she d. March 30, 1872. Children: 

JARED H. Hunter', b. August 30, 1824. 

JESSE W. Hunter', b. May 16, 1826; d. De- 
cember 30, 1869. 

J. DENNIS Hunter-, b. July 16, 1828; d. 
August 21, 1847. 

SAMUEL B. Hunter', b. Sept. 5, 1830; d. July 
6, 1833. 

GATES M. Hunter', b. July 25, 1832 ; m. 
Sarah Merritt. 

H54. vi. JOSHUA B. Hunter', b. July 19, 1834; d. Oc- 
tober 30, 1852. 

H55. vii. LORETTA E. Hunter', b. May 17, 1836; d. 
March 30, 1837. 

H56.* viii. ESTHER L. Hunter', b. Feb. 14, 1838; m. 
Charles C. Merritt. 

H57. ix. ELIZABETH C. Hunter', b. June 29, 1840. 

H58. X. CANDACE Hunter', b. Aug. 7, 1842. 

H59. xi. WILSON Hunter^ b. Dec. 18, 1844. 

(Hll) Matthew Hunter^, youngest son of Robert and 
Elizabeth (Park) Hunter, was born on the old home farm 













in Limestone Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania, and 
after his marriage made his home there; he was an indus- 
trious man, a good neighbor, and very hospitable; his home 
being known in the neighborhood as ''The Hotel." b. July 
17. 1802; d. March 30, 1845; m. April 8, 1827, 

Sarah Magill (dau. of Arthur Magill, Sr.) ; b. June 3, 
1808; d. Feb. 18, 1855. Children: 

H60.* i. ELIZABETH Hunter% b. January 27, 1828. 
H61.* ii. JAHU Hunter % b. October 3, 1830 ; m. 
Margaret R. Magee. 

H62. iii. ROBERT W. Hunter^ b. July 27, 1833; d, 
January 2, 1852. 

H63. iv. DORCAS M. Hunter^ b. Sept. 11, 1835; d. 
November 11, 1857. 

H64.* v. DARIUS M. Hunter , b. April 3, 1838; m. 
Mary Jane Smith. 

H65.* vi. VIOLET J. Hunter-, b. Jan. 14, 1841; m. 
D. B. Everett. 

H66.* vii, SARAH Louise Hunter% b. June 21, 1843; m. 
A. J. Tipton. 

H67.* viii. MARGARET B. Hunter^ b. May 1, 1846; m. 
L. A. Siggins (769). 

H68. ix, MARY Hunter^ b. Sept. 10, 1849; m. 

H69. X. ANICE 0. Hunter^ b. March 24, 1852, m. 
(H23) Matthew Park Hunter^ m. 
Pheobe Richardson (No. 248). Children: 

H70. i. JOHN Park Hunter^ 

H71. ii. MARY Jane Hunter*. 

H72. iii. EFFIE Hunter\ 

H73. iv. ELLA Hunter\ 


This SlN fORI 


ASlu/*,, LENOX 

Other Families 29") 

H74. V. ELSIE Hunter\ m. 

Boutel; has son Harold. 

H75. vi. SAMUEL Hunter\ 

H76. vii. PHEOBE Hunter*. 

H77. viii. EDWIN Hunter\ 

H78. ix. PEARL Hunter*. 

H79. X. VIOLET Hunter% m. 

Pierce ; has son Maidie. 

H80. xi. MABLE Hunter^ 
H81. xii. SYLVIA Hunter\ 

(H24) Samuel Hunter% b. ; m. ; live at Alvin, 


Melissa Pownall. Children: 

LETHAR Lavantia Hunter*. 

CYNTHIA May Hunter*. 

IN A Carra Hunter^ 

ALEY Louise Hunter*. 

THESIE Maud Hunter*. 

EDWIN Park Hunter*. 

EDNA Blanche Hunter*. 

EFFIE Viola Hunter*. 

ALPHA Hunter*. 

ELMER Eugene Hunter*. 

WILMA Pearl Hunter*. 

ORA Hunter*. 

OSA Hunter^ 

H95. xiv. JOHN Francis Hunter*. 







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H96. XV. CLARA Hunter*. 

(H31) William L. Hunter% b. April 30, 1840; m. De- 
cember 2, 1872, 

Julia A. Noble. Children: 

H97. i. ROSA D. Hunter*, b. June 28, 1874. 

H98. ii. WILLIAM D. Hunter*, b. March 30, 1876. 

H99. iii. BLANCHE J. Hunter*, b. Dec. 1, 1877. 

HIOO. iv. BENJAMIN D. Hunter*, b. Oct. 8, 1872. 

(H49) Jared H. Hunter^ b. August 30, 1824; m. 
. Children : 

HIOO. i. ROBERT L. Hunter*, b. February 3, 1854 ; m. 
1st, April 27, 1879, 

Melvina Goodwill; she d. May 12, 1888; m. 2nd, 
April 1, 1895, 

Bell August. 

HlOl. ii. WILLIAM Riley Hunter*, b. August 20, 1855; 
m. January 25, 1876, 

Florence Boyd. 

H102. iii. LEMMEL H. Hunter*, b. December 3, 1856; 
d. March 17, 1857. 

H103.=^ iv. MARIAN L. Hunter*, b. May 12, 1858; m. 

H104. V. HUDSON B. Hunter*, b. April 27, 1860; m. 
1st, March 8, 1885, 
Ida Goodwill; she d. May 12, 1886; m. 2nd, Dec. 
25, 1888, 

Froma Morgan. 

H105.=^ vi. BERTHA Hunter*, b. March 22, 1862; m. 

H106. vii. FELINDA E. Hunter*, b. May 5, 1864. 

H107.* viii. SHERMAN W. Hunter*, b. April 11, 1866; d. 
June 24, 1867. 

Other Families 297 

H108. ix. MARTHA M. Hunter', b. March 27, 1868; m. 
Sept. 10, 1884, 
0. M. Tuttle. 

H109. X. CORA V. Hunters b. April 13, 1870; d. Oct. 

13, 1879. I 

HllO. xi. VIOLA C. Hunter', b. April 7, 1872; d. Oct. 

8, 1879. : 

Alden Morris. ; 

Hill. xii. JOSEPHINE J. Hunter\ b. May 21, 1879; m. I 
12-23-96. i 

H112. xiii. OSBORNE R. B. Hunter', b. Sept. 11, 1876; I 
d. Oct. 18, 1879. 

H113. xiv. JARED H. Hunter', b. March 13, 1878; d. 

Mar. 22, 1878 ! 


(H53) Gates M. Hunter^ b. July 25, 1832; d. June 29, I 
1895; m. 1850. | 

Sarah Merritt. Children: 

H114. i. ASA M. Hunter*, b. June 17, 1856; m. May 25, | 
1880, Permelia S. Cooley. ' 

H115. ii. DELBERT O. Hunter*, b. March 20, 1858 : d. 
October 14, 1886; m. Lavine A. Neil. 

H116. iii. FRANCIS M. Hunter\ b. Oct. 26, 1859; m. 
Dec. 25, 1883, Ida 0. Jones. 

H117. iv. EFFIE M. Hunter', b. Feb. 22, 1861 ; m. Dec. | 
26, 1881, Arthur Bangler. 

H118. V. ADDIE M. Hunter', b. Nov. 16, 1862; m. 
April 12, 1886, William A. Farrin. 

H119. vi. LINCOLN U. Hunter', b. Feb. 5, 1865. 

H120. vii. ANNIE M. Hunter', b. Sept. 21, 1868; m. Dec. 
24, 1890, Thomas J. Ross. 

H121. viii. MELVILLA S. Hunter', b. March 3. 1875. 


H122. ix. HARRY G. Hunter% b. July 9, 1861. 

(H56) Esther L. Hunter-, b. February 14, 1838; d. May 
30, 1888; m. July 17, 1856. 

Charles C. Merritt. Children: 

H123. i. LORETTA M. N. Merritt% b. March 31, 1858; 
d. April 17, 1862. 

H124. ii. LOVISA Merritt\ b. Aug. 4, 1859; d. 

m. September 2, 1877, Robert Micabon. 

H125. iii. LOVINDA A. Merritt*, b. November 13, 1860; 
m. Apr. 18, 1888, S. S. Harrison. 

H126. iv. GRACE E. Merritt*, b. August 29, 1872; m. 
Dec. 22, 1893, Rev. Guy S. Brown. 

H127. V. ESTHER S. Merritt*, b. August 8, 1875; d. 
Dec. 5, 1883. 

(H60). Elizabeth Hunter^, b. January 27, 1828; d. No- 
vember 3, 1857 ; m. 1st July 10, 1846 : 

Philo D. Martin ; m. 2nd : 

Peter Barr; m. 3rd: 

Syrus DeLong. Children: 



HATCH Martin* 



RILEY Martin*. 



MARY Martin*. 



LENORA Barr*. 

*Lenora Barr was adopted by her uncle, Jahu 
Hunter, she married Rev. George Albrecht, a 
missionary to Japan, they had two children, 
Leila and Eugene Albrecht. 

H132. V. RAYMOND Barr*. 

H133. vi. MARION Barr*. 

(H61). Jahu Hunter, of Tidioute, b. October 3, 1830, 









Other Families 299 

in Warren County, Pa. ; d. March 15, 1897, in Tidioute ; m. 
Jan. 1, 1860. 

Margaret R. Magee (No. 631), b. May 8, 1836; d. July 
22, 1914. Children: 

H134.* i. LIVINGSTON LeGrand Hunter', b. January 
10, 1861. 

H135. ii. LELLA Lillian Hunter', b. September 12, 
1872; d. November 6, 1883. 

(H134). Livingston LeGrand Hunter\ b. January 10, 
1861, in Tidioute, Pa.; d. April 20, 1902; m. January 6, 
1887, in Tidioute, Pa. 

Lillian Acomb (dau. of Dr. James and Sareph (Oliver) 
Acomb) ; b. January 6, 1864. Children : 

H136. i. JAMES Livingston Hunter, b. October 31, 

H137. ii. LELLA May Hunter', b. January 14, 1894 ; m. 
June, 1917. 

William Floyd dinger. 

H138. iii. DOROTHY Hunter"', b. September 5, 1896. 

H139. iv. JAHU Acomb Hunter'-, b. August 5, 1901. 


The Hunter family are from Scotch-Irish ancestry— 
a race in which the Scotch stability, shrewdness, men- 
tal vigor, physical energy and endurance, blended with the 
geniality, the warm heartedness, the versality of the Irish 
blood has given us a people whose physical, mental and mor- 
al qualities have made them leaders and powerful promoters 
in every industry and in every profession, and enriched 


our history with an almost endless roll of distinguished 

Robert and Elizabeth (Park) Hunter who were born 
in Ireland in 1758 and 1762 respectively, w^ere ancestors 
of Jahu Hunter. 

About 1808 Robert removed with his family to a farm 
upon the east side of the Allegheny River and built his 
house, a rude log cabin, about two miles below the mouth 
of Tidioute Creek, and this farm was his home until the 
end of his days. He was a quiet, industrious man, it is said, 
devoting himself closely to the care of his family and the 
clearing up and cultivation of his farm. Matthew Hunter, 
son of Robert and Elizabeth (Park) Hunter, married Sarah 
Magill and they were the parents of ten children of whom 
Jahu Hunter was the eldest son and upon him fell a large 
share of the work and responsibility of the family. Very 
early in life he became a valuable helper in the work of 
his father and an important factor in earning for the fam- 
ily their daily bread. In the practical affairs of the time 
and the region he was an advanced student and in his 
seventeenth year he began jobbing and getting out and 
banking square timber. Later he did m.uch work in get- 
ting out and rafting lumber and running it to Pittsburg 
and points below. From these trips he usually returned 
on foot across country, sometimes securing passage on 
steamboats for part of the way. In this work he acquired 
that knowledge of timber lands and the lumber business 
that made his judgment in such matters so good and brought 
him so much success in lumbering. On January 1, 1860, he 
married Margaret R. Magee, daughter of Alexander and 
Nancy (Smith) Magee. In 1868 he became a Mason and 
advanced in this order to the thirty-second degree, Scot- 
tish Rite. The partnership of Mabie and Hunter, consist- 
ing of his brother-in-law and himself, was formed in 1868 
and conducted a large business in general mechandising 
and lumber until 1882. In 1871 he joined with others in 
organizing the Tidioute Savings Bank, of which he grad- 
ually became the chief owner, and of which he was Presi- 

Other Families 301 

dent since 1883. In 1873 he formed a partnership with H. 
H. Cummings in the oil business. They were also asso- 
ciated in various other enterprises, in the Tidioute Savings 
Bank, in wheat lands in North Dakota, as members of the 
Missouri Lumber and Mining Company, in pine lands and 
lumbering in Missouri. The exhaustion of the oil fields 
about Tidioute left the borough stagnant, and to bring em- 
ployment to the idle and prosperity to the community he 
aided in establishing the Tidioute Chair Co. and became its 
President and so continued until his death. Jahu Hunter 
was a man of unusual ability and strong individuality. Sim- 
ple in his tastes, unpretentious and modest in manner and 
feeling, helpful to those in distress, seeking always to in- 
crease the sum of human happiness and morality and to 
promote the general well being of his associates. He died 
March 15, 1897, and is buried in Tidioute. 

Livingston Legrand Hunter, only son of Jahu and Mar- 
garet R. Hunter, was born in Tidioute, Pa., Jan. 10th, 1861. 
He attended the home schools and later, the Pennsylvania 
Military Academy at West Chester, and Oberlin College, 
graduating from the latter institution in 1882. His busi- 
ness education was obtained from his association with his 
father and he proved an efficient teacher, as his son was an 
apt pupil. Gradually the large business interests of the 
father were delegated to the son and when the elder Mr. 
Hunter died in 1897, his son easily assumed the entire 
responsibility and discharged with great credit the many 
duties pertaining to a large and growing business, carry- 
ing out with conscientious fidelity every idea and plan both 
in business and charitable enterprises originated by his 
father. After his death his wife and mother followed 
the same plan in trying to fulfill the wishes of the elder 
Mr. Hunter. Thus we see the generous impulses of one 
good man continuing to bear fruit for many years. 

The fine high school building erected by Mrs. Jahu Hunter 
and Mrs. L. L. Hunter to the memory of their loved ones is 
most typical of the men it was built to honor. 


Livingston Hunter was married January 6, 1887, to 
Lillian Acomb, daughter of Dr. James L. Acomb of Tidioute. 
He met a most tragic death on April 20, 1902, when the 
steamer "Pittsburg" was destroyed by fire near Cairo, on 
the Mississippi River. 

Many of Mr. Hunter's qualities were inherited from his 
capable mother who was a woman of unusual strength of 
character and sterling worth. She will long be remembered 
and honored. In her death the remaining members of her 
family lost a wise counsellor and friend. 

(H64). Darius M. Hunter^ b. April 3, 1838; d. May 
6, 1864; m. July 4, 1861. 

Mary Jane Smith (dau. of James and Margaret (Magee) 
Smith) . Children : 

H140. i. CAROLINE M. Hunter% m. 

David Bradford. 

(H65) . Violet J. Hunter', b. January 14, 1841 ; m. Octo- 
ber 2, 1862. 

D. B. Everett. Children: 

H141. i. ELMAY Everett^ b. February 8, 1864; m. 
April 12, 18 — , Everette Johnson. 

Had a daughter, Gwendolyn Everett, b. April 
2, 1896. 

(H66). Sarah Louise Hunter^ b. June 21, 1843; d. Jan. 
16, 1917. m. September, 1865. 

Andrew Jackson Tipton. Children : 

ESTELLA Tipton\ m. Wesley Morrison. 

ANNIS TiptonS m. George Straus. 

HARRY H. TiptonS m. Harriet Knight. 

LELLAND Tipton*. 

SUSAN TiptonS m. Barton Roffee. 











Other Families 303 

H147. vi. FRANK Tipton', m. Isabelle Holdeii. 

H148. vii. GUY Tipton^ 

(H103. Marian L. Hunter*, b. May 12, 1858; m. Decem- 
ber 26, 1878. 

E. J. Goodwill. Children : 

H149. i. ROY Ellwyn Goodwill', b. May 1, 1880. 

H150. ii. AARON Bradshaw Goodwill'-, b. .Jan. 12, 1882 

H151. iii. BESSIE Josephine Goodwill-, b. Jan. 24, 

JESSIE Belle Goodwill-, b. Dec. 23, 1885. 

BURTON Bunker GoodwilP, b. July 25, 1887. 

BERTHA Viola GoodwilP, b. April 7, 1889. 

MAUDE Evaline GoodwilP, b. Mch. 28, 1892. 

JOHN Russell Lowel Goodwill-, b. August 4, 

(H105). Bertha C. Hunter% b. March 22, 1865; m. Sep- 
tember 14, 1879. 

Barney McGuire. Children: 

H157. i. OSBORNE R. McGuire% b. October 26, 1880. 

H158. ii. CARROLL B. McGuire\ b. August 4, 1882. 

H159. iii. EDNA L. McGuire'-, b. March 11, 1885. 

H160. iv. LUKE P. McGuire=, b, October 31, 1887. 

H161. V. BASIL H. McGuire', b. July 4, 1889. 

Arthur Magill, Sr., a Revolutionary soldier; b. 1764; 
d. 1847, and is buried at Tidioute, Pa. ; m. 1797. 

Elizabeth Arters, she died 1840. Children: 

i. RICHARD MagilP. 

ii. WILLIAM Magill-. 












iii. MAHITABEL MagilP. 

iv. ELIZA MagilP. 

V. -DORCAS Magill-, m. William Hunter (No. H6). 

vi. ^'^SARAH MagilP, b. June 3, 1808 ; d. Mar. 30, 1845 ; 
m. April 8, 1827; 

Matthew Hunter, (No. Hll). 
vii. CHARLES MagilP. 
viii. MARY MagilP. 
ix. JAMES MagilP. 
X. ARTHUR Jr. MagilP\ m. 

Elizabeth , and had a son: 

ARTHUR Magill, Jr.^ 

Revolutionary record of Arthur Magill, Sr., b. 1764; d. 
1847. Private in Capt. John Jordon's Company. 

2nd. Battalion Cumberland, Pa., Militia, d. at Tidoute, 

Pa. Archives Vol. VI, 5th Series. 

No. 77310, D. A. R. Lineage Book. 

Arthur Magil, Jr., and his son Arthur, III, both enlisted in 
the Civil War at Carlisle, Pa. 

(771). DAVID HENRY SIGGINS', of Tidioute, Penn- 
sylvania; owned and operated a livery stable in Warren, 
Pa., for a number of years. For the last fifteen years 
(1916). he has been identified with promoting street rail- 
ways in Warren and vicinity; built and operated the War- 
ren-Jamestown line — also several short lines in Eastern 
Kansas, with headquarters at Coffeyville and Winfield. He 
organized these companies and has served as their Presi- 
dent since their organization. He is a very successful busi- 
ness man, has always been interested in civic matters. His 
family are all members of the Presbyterian Church. His 

Other Families 305 

son, Hugh A., and son-in-law, Samuel Q. Smith, are as- 
sociated with him in the railroad business and hold re- 
sponsible positions. He was born in Tidioute December 8, 
1846; married September 2, 1875: 

Julia Marietta Guignon, b. in Sugar Grove, Pa., May 3, 
1852; dau. of Joseph and Julia Ann (Runion) Guignon, 
(Julia Ann Runion was a dau. of Benjamin and Rebecca 
(Smith) Runion). Their children were: 

908. i. JULIA Mabel Siggins% b. August 4, 1876. 

904. ii. HUGH Archibald Siggins", b. in Warren, Pa., 

August 24, 1877 ; m. June 2, 1902. 

Grace Legard Todd, b. September 14, 1878, dau. of 
William and Ann (Dwight) Todd. 
Their children are: 

905. i. MARTHA Todd Siggins", b. May 25, 1904. 

906. ii. DAVID Henry Sigginss b. June 28, 1910. 

907. ill. TODD Sigginss b. May 1, 1912. 

908. iii. MAUD Isabel Siggins", b. in Warren, Pa., July 

18, 1882; m. in Warren, Ja., January 18, 1901. 

Samuel Q. Smith, b. May 12, 1876, son of Frank 
and Martha (Quinn) Smith. 

Their children are: 

909. i. CATHERINE Martha Smith\ b. Feb. 3, 


910. ii. JANE Veronica Smith", b. January 12, 


911. iii. SAMUEL Quinn Smith, Jr.", b. November 

29, 1911. 

ber 17, 1849 ; m. 

John F. Rounce. Their children were: 



912. i. NELLIE Kate Rounce^ b. May 14, 1875 ; m. 

William McWilliams. 
Their children are: 


913. 1. KENNETH McWilliams', b. December 28, 


914. 11. MARGARET Sue McWilliams^ b. Jan- 
uary 20, 1902. 

915. ii. CHARLES E. Rounce^ b. March 1, 1882; d. 

May 28, 1882. 

(773). ELIZA DELPHINE SIGGINS\ b. February 17, 
1851; m. 

William D. Hatch. Their children were: 

916. i. MARY D. Hatch% b. July 17, 1871; m. 

William Alcorn, of Pleasantville, Pa. 

917. ii. BYRON K. Hatch«, b. July 3, 1873. 

918. iii. GERTRUDE E. Hatch«, b. Aug. 9, 1875; d. 

Feb. 18, 1901. 

919. iv. JOHN H. Hatch«, b. February 8, 1878; m. 

Jean Humphrey, of Warren, Pa. 

920. V. MARGARET N. Hatch% b. March 22, 1880 ; d. 

June 10, 1901 ;m. 

Westley J. Porter. They had one daughter: 

921. Delphina Porter. 

922. vi. ROY S. Hatch«, b. October 28, 1884. 

923. vii. LENORA E. Hatch'% b. September 4, 1888. 

924. viii. GRACE Irene Hatch«, b. March 14, 1893. 


1853 ; m. Ella J. Owens, daughter of Orange Owens. Their 
children were: 

Other Families 807 

925. i. VELMA Jane Siggins", b. August 1, 1871, m. 

Edward Shope, They had two children : 

926. VIRGINIA V. Shope', b. September 1. 1897. 

927. GARRIT S. Shope% b. March 15, 1900. 

928. ii. OWEN Levant Siggins", b. September 15, 1877. 

929. iii. ETHEL Maria Siggins", b. May 1, 1880; m. 

Joseph Gibson. They have one son: 

930. LEROY S. Gibson% b. July 12, 1903. 

931. iv. GEORGE Augustus Siggins"% b. January 21, 

1885; m. May Pillsbury, of Warren, Pa. 

932. V. ALIDA F. Siggins", b. June 11, 1887. 

(775) MARY EMALINE SIGGINS% b. April 22, 1855; 
m. 1st Millard F. Jaquins; he died December 20, 1878. 

Their children were: 

933. i. STUART Kinnear Jaquins% b. Oct. 4, 1876 ; m. 

Violet M. Dickey, of Caintown, Ont. 
Their children were: 

934. i. EMALINE Jaquinss b. March 28, 1900. 

935. ii. AUTUMN Jaquins\ b. 

936. iii. Twins, a boy and a girP. 

937. iv. The boy died'. 

938. ii. CATHERINE M. Jaquins% b. Jan. 2, 1878; m. 

Guy Delmont Woodbury, of Pittsfield, Pa. 
(775) MARY EMALINE (SIGGINS) Jaquins' ; m. 2nd. 
Charles A. Lincoln, of Panama, N. Y. 
Their Children were: 

939. iii. RALPH A. Lincoln", b. December 28, 1884. 


940. iv. CHARLES Burdette Lmcoln% b. Aug. 25, 1889. 

(776) CHARLES ALMA SIGGINS% b. Aug. 27, 1857; 

m. Anna Jones, a daughter of John Jones. Their children 
were : 

941. i. MYRTLE Ledoma Siggins«, b. March 8, 1882; 

d. Feb. 15, 1906. 

942. ii. EDITH Siggins«, b. June 29, 1889 ; d. February 

28, 1890. 

943. iii. IVA Bell Siggins°, b. April 27, 1892. 

944. iv. AVIS Genevive Siggins% b. October 22, 1893. 

945. V. MYRNA Viola Siggins^ b. January 16, 1898. 

1860 ; m. Worth Jaquins. Their children were : 

946. i. LOIS I. Jaquins«, b. May 31, 1885; m. 

Charles L. Gordon, son of James Wesley Gordon. 

947. ii. ADDA B. Jaquins% b. September 16, 1888 ; m. 

June 7, 1917. 

Dr. Charles W. Dodge, son of Charles E. Dodge. 

948. iii. GERALDINE E. Jaquins^, b. July 15, 1894. 


William Irvine was born at Fermanagh, Ireland, No- 
vember 3, 1741. Educated at the University of Dublin, he 
studied medicine, and was sometime surgeon in the Eng- 
lish Navy. After the peace of 1763, he removed to Penn- 
sylvania and settled at Carlisle. He was a member from 
Cumberland county of the Convention which met at Phila- 
delphia on the 15th of July, 1774, and recommended a gen- 

Other Families 309 

eral Congress. He was a representative in the succeed- 
ing conferences of the Province. In 1776 he raised and 
commanded the Sixth Penn'a regiment, and was captured 
at Trois Rivieres, Canada. On the 3d of August was re- 
leased on parole; exchanged May 6, 1778. The same year 
he was appointed Colonel of the Second Penna. regiment, 
and the 12th of May, 1779, a brigadier general. He served 
under Wayne during that and the following year. In the 
autumn of 1781 he was stationed at Fort Pitt, intrusted 
with the defense of the northwestern frontier. In 1784 he 
served as a member of the council of censors. In 1785 he 
was appointed by the governor of Penn'a an agent to ex- 
amine the public lands of the state, and suggested the pur- 
chase of the "Triangle,," thus giving Penn'a an outlet upon 
Lake Erie. He was member of the old Congress of 1786-8. 
and of the Constitutional Convention of 1790. In 1794 
Gov. Mifflin appointed him, with chief Justice McKean, a 
commissioner to go to the western counties. He served 
as member of Congress from 1793 to 1795. He was presi- 
dent of the Penn'a Society of the Cincinnati. He died at 
Philadelphia on 29th of July, 1804. 

(Pa. Ar. 2d S. Vol. IV. p. 142.) 

The ancestors of General William Irvine (1741-1804), 
came from Scotland, and settled at a little village called 
Irvinestown, also called Loutherstown, on the banks Lough 
Eine, a few miles from Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, 
Ireland, here he was born. 

He emigrated to America in 1763, and settled at Carlisle, 
Pennsylvania, where he practiced his profession of physi- 
cian and surgeon with success untill 1774, when he was 
appointed one of the representatives to the provincial con- 
vention which met in Philadelphia in that year, he later 
joined the Revolutionary army and served as mentioned 
above ; he was also commander-in-chief of the Pennsylvania 
troops during the "whisky insurrection." 

His brothers, Captain Andrew Irvine, and Dr. Matthew 
Irvine, were also distinguished soldiers in the Revolution ; 
from one of these brothers is descended the Irvine and An- 



drews families of Bradford Pennsylvania. 

General William Irvine, 1741-1804 ; b. November 3, 1741, 
near Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland ; d. July 29, 1804, 
in Philadalphia, Pennsylvania ; m. 1763, at Middlesex,, Cum- 
berland County, Pa. 

Ann Callander, dau. of Robert Callander, who command- 
ed a company of Pennsylvania militia at Braddock's de- 
feat. Children : 

i. CALLANDER Irvine^, b. 1774, in Carlisle ; d. 1840, 
at Erie, Pa. ; was president of the Hibernia So- 
ciety of Pennsylvania, and of the State Society 
of Cincinnati. He was the father of: 

Dr. William A. Irvine, b. September 28, 1803, at 
Erie, Pa. ; m. Duncan. 

ii. WILLIAM Well Irvine^, m. Juha Galbraith, they 
were the parents of: 

William Callander Irvine, who m, Anna Longsreath. 

iii. REBECCA Armstrong Irvine^ m. in 1811, Peter 
Fayssoux; they were the parents of: 

Callander Irvine Fayssoux and 

Ann Callander Fayssoux. 

iv. MARY B. Irvine-, m. Dr. Charles D. Lewis, son of 
William and Ann (Montgomery) Lewis. 

V. ELIZABETH Irvine^ m. Dr. Reynolds, of Phila- 
delphia, a United Irishman of "98." 

The town of Irvine, W^arren County, Pennsylvania, was 
named in honor of General William Irvine. 

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Mrs. Leonora Fayssoux Hadden, wife of Robert G. Had- 

Descendant of Gen. William Irvine, of Pennsylvania ; 
Dr. Peter Fayssoux, of South Carolina. 

Daughter of Callander Irvine Fayssoux and Sarah A. 
McLellan, his v^ife (m. 1860) . 

Granddaughter of Capt. Peter Fayssoux, U. S. N., and 
Rebecca Armstrong Irvine, his wife (m. 1811). 

Great-granddaughter of William Irvine and Ann Cal- 
lender, his wife ; Peter Fayssoux and Anne Smith, his wife 
(m. 1777). 

William Irvine (1741-1804) commanded a regiment when 
taken prisoner at the -battle of Three Rivers, 1776, and 
was not exchanged for nearly two years. He was promoted 
brigadier general, 1779, and was selected as one of the 
court martial to try Andre. He was in command of the 
Western Department until the close of the war, and was 
president of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania. He was born 
in Ireland and died at Philadelphia. 

Peter Fayssoux, who was born in France, came when 
very young to Charleston. He was active throughout the 
war and served as surgeon general of the state. He endured 
captivity with patience and exile with resignation," He 
was an original member of the Cincinnati and is buried in 
the Scotch Church Yard at Charleston, where, in 1795, he 

(D. A. R. Lineage Book, Vol. XVI. p. 219.) 


Mrs. Beckie Pajan Davis, b. in South Carolina; wife of 
James Quentin Davis; daughter of James Pajan and Ann 
Callander Rayssoux, his wife ; granddaughter of Peter Fays- 
soux and Rebecca Armstrong Irvine, his wife; gr-grand- 
daughter of Gen. William Irvine and Ann Callander, his 

(Same service as above, D. A. R. Lineage Book, IV., p. 

Mrs. Hetty Irvine Stiles, wife of Albert Wilson Stiles; 
daughter of William Callander Irvine and Anna Longs- 
reath, his wife; granddaughter of William Well Irvine and 
Julia Galbraith, his wife; gr-granddaughter of Gen. Wil- 
liam Irvine and Ann Callander, his wife. 

(Same service as above, D. A. R. Lineage Book, Vol. II., 
p. 96.) 

General Warren Chapter, Daughters of the American 
revolution, of Warren, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Silas Elsworth 
Walker, regent, has developed and beautified 800 feet of 
Crescent Park, fronting on the Allegheny River at Warren. 

This park was given to Warren by the gr-granddaughters 
of Gen. William Irvine (Mrs. Newbold and Mrs. Biddle), 
daughters of Dr. Wm. A. Irvine. 

Gen. Irvine was a soldier of the Revolution and a trusted 
friend of Washington. 

The especial feature of historic interest was the erec- 
tion of a granite bowlder and tablet to the early pioneers 
of Warren prior to the year 1820. 

The unveiling exercises were held October 4, 1912; the 
plat of ground named "Pioneer Circle." 

Inscription of the granite bowlder bronze tablet: 

"In honor of general William Irvine, born near 
Enniskillen, Ireland, 1740, died in Philadelphia, 

Other Families 


July, 1804 — Who served with distinction in the 
war of the Revolution, who surveyed and laid out 
the town of Warren in the year 1795 and whose 
descendants presented Crescent Park to the tovv'n 
of Warren." 

Also a bowlder and bronze tablet with the names of 
thirty-eight pioneers (many of them of Revolutionary an- 
cestry) ; on the reverse side of this bowlder was placed 
a chapter tablet, with insignia and watchword, and names 
of the committee and regent having the work in charge. 



Archibald Tanner, 
Lansing W^etmore, 
Mark. C. Dalrymple, 
Col. Asa Scott, 
James Benson, 
Henry Dunn, 
Asa Winter, 
Col. Joseph Hackney, 
Isaac Connely, 

Andrew Coburn, 
Abraham Hazeltine 
George W. Fenton, 
Abraham Hazeltine, 
Stephen Littlefield, 
Daniel McQuay, 
Robert Russell, 
Abraham Ditmars, 
Zachariah Eddy, 

First Treasurer. 
First Prothonotary. 
First Sheriff. 
First Coroner. 

First Commissioners. 

First Associate Judges. 

First Postmaster. 

First Attorney. 

First Schoolmaster. 

First Physician. 
Robert Miles, 
Lathrop Parmalee, 
Corning Dalrymple. 
James Morrison, 
Truman Kidder, 


Daniel Jackson, 
Asa Geer. 
Stephen Olney, 
Nathaniel Kidder, 
Guy C. Irvine, 
Robert Arthur, 
Charles Taylor, 
Daniel Brown, 


James Follett, 

Robert Falconer, 

John Gilson, 

Col. John King. 

Josiah Hall, 

Martin Reese, 

Joseph Mead, 

They builded better than they knew." 

Who Served in the American Revolution 1776-1783. 

John Andrews, Pensioner, Conn.; m. Sept. 4, 1816, to 

Sarah Brown, Glastonbury, Conn. 

Robert Andrews, Sr., served in Penn. ; m. Anna Ross. 

Robert Arthur, 1st Lieut., Northumberland Co., Pa. 

James Arthur, 2d Penna. Battalion. 

Richard Arters, Cumberland Co. Militia. 

John Akeley, Wifflin County, Pa. 

Symonds Eps Barker, served in Mass. 

Jacob Beetem, 9th Penna. Continental Line, Pensioner. 

-Simon Bevier, Ulster Co. N. G. ; m. Sept. 1793, at War- 
sink, N. Y., Elizabeth Cantine. 

Barrett David, Pensioner 1850. 

Capt. Joseph Bishop, Chester Co., Pa. 

Samuel Campbell, Fifer when 13 years old. 

Josiah Chandler, Mariner, Conn., Pensioner. . 

Noah Chappell, Pensioner, from Conn.; m. Farzey. 

Other Families 315 

*Samuel Clark, Pensioner, served Morristown, N. J.; 
m. Catherine Reese, Lycoming Co., Pa. 

Stephen Chapman, Corporal, Continental Line, Pa. 

David Dalrymple, Pensioner, served Mass. 

Elijah Davis, served in New Jersey and Penna. 

James Elliott, served Chester Co., Pa. 

Andrew Evers, Pensioner, from Montgomery Co., Pa. ; 
a great Indian fighter, 

Rufus Fitch. His wife kept the 1st school in Freehold 
Twp., Warren Co., Pa. 

Asa Geer, Pensioner, Connecticut Line. 

John Geer, Lancaster Co., Pa. Militia. ; 

*James Green, Rhode Island Line, Pensioner. 

Benjamin Huff, Pensioner, served New Jersey and Pa. 

Major James Herriott, Pennsylvania. 

Joseph Hackney, served from New York; m. Margaret 

Isaiah Jones, Continental Line, Pennsylvania. 

Solomon Jordon, Pensioner, served from Massachusetts. 

Harmones Lott. 

John Long, Sr., Cumberland Co., Pa. Militia. 

George Long, Pensioner, Pennsylvania; m. Aug., 1792, 
Lycoming Co., Pa. 

Darius Mead, Northumberland Co., Pa. 

David Mead, Ensign and Captain, Northumberland Co., 

Joseph Mead, Northumberland Co., Pa., Militia. 


Jesse Merrill, Pensioner, Continental Line, Mass.; wife 

Jeremiah Morrison, Lancaster Co., Pa., Militia. 

James Morrison, Pensioner, Bucks Co., Pa. 

James Magee, Pensioner, Delaware and Virginia. 

James Marshall, Northumberland Co., Pa. 

Robert Miles, Pennsylvania Rangers; m. Catherine Watt. 

Solomon Miles, Jr., Mass. 

Hugh McGuire, Chester Co., Pa., Militia; also served in 
War 1812. 

*John McDaniel Pensioner, Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; m. Jan. 
1, 1794, Bathsheba Cramphin. 

Abijah Newman, New York. 

Gideon Northrop, Ensign, Pensioner, Conn. 

Capt. Stephen Olney, Rhode Island; m. Martha Aldrich. 

John Owen, Pensioner, Conn.; m. Aug. 1787, Lydia Gil- 
son, at Saulisbury, Conn, 

Thomas Page, Artificier, Continental Line, Pa. 

* Jonathan Phelps, Pensioner, Corporal and Mariner; m. 
Aug. 14, 1784, Charity Beckwith. 

Jesse Putnam, Pensioner, New Hampshire. 

Esquire Phillips, Pensioner, Conn. ; also 1812. 

John Portman, Pensioner, Pennsylvania Line; m. May 
1784, Catherine Gudbling. 

John Reese, Berks Co., Pa., Militia. 

Zacheus Raymond, Pensioner, Conn. Militia; m. Sarah 
Sears; also served in War 1812. 

John Russell, Cumberland Co., Pa., Militia. 

*Daniel Shirley, Pensioner, New Hampshire. 

Other Families 317 

Nathan St. John, Pensioner. 

John Watt, Lancaster Co., Pa., Militia. 

William Worl<, Cumberland Co., Pa., Militia. 

Mathew Young, Continental Line, Pa. 

Jonathan Bullock, Pennsylvania, Sugar Grove. 

Joseph Akley, Pennsylvania, Piussell. 

Asa Gregory, Sugar Grove. 

Moses Farnsworth, Sugar Grove. 

John Nichols, Sugar Grove. 

The ones marked with a * were located and their pen- 
sion papers secured after the first tablet was up. 

Who Served in the War of 1812-14. 

B. Acks, Warren. 

Joseph Ackley, of Pine Grove, 

Capt. Archibald Alexander, born New York., buried at 

Thomas Allen, buried at Pine Grove. 

Quarter Master Wm. Arthur, Broken Straw. 

Ira Badger, Russell, Cemetery. 

Jare Benedict, Enterprise. 

Cyrenus Blodgett, Sugar Grove. 

Harvey Blodgett, Sugar Grove. 

Thomas Bracken, Columbus. 

Capt. James Bonner, Garland. 


David Brown, Sugar Grove. 
John Brown, Youngsville. 
Wm. Bullock, Sugar Grove. 
Oliver Carpenter, Enterprise. 
Henry Catlin, Sugar Grove. 
Stephen Chapman, Bear Lake. 
Andrew Chappell, Lander 
John Chandler. 
Reuben Chase, Russell. 
Campbell Conant, Indian Hollow. 
Amos Connell, Bear Lake. 
Ensign Rufus Corey, Sheffield. 
Nathaniel Covel, Tidioute. 
Emanuel Crull, Tidioute. 
Isaac Davis, Youngsville. 
Eli Dibble, Enterprise. 
Corporal Wm. Downing, Sheffield. 
Sergt. Zachariah Eddy, Warren. 
Abraham Emerson, Spring Valley. 
Capt. Peter Garcelon, Spring Creek. 

John Geer, Glade Twp. 

Capt. Jacob Goodwill, Conewango Twp. 

Jacob Goodwin, Sr., Conewango Twp. 

Daniel Gould, Sugar Grove. 

James Gray, Sugar Grove. 

Moris Halftown, Cornplanter Reservation. 

Other Families 319 

Sam Hall, Sugar Grove. 

John Hamilton, Sugar Grove. 

Lieut. Richard Henderson, Enterprise. 

John Herredan, Tidioute. 

Adjt. Daniel Horn. 

Lieut. John Howard, Columbus. 

Samuel Howe, Akeley. 

Chester Hull, Youngsville. 

Andrew Irvine, Warren. 

John Jobes, drummer. 

Capt. John King, Warren. 

Orrin Kingsley. 

Benjamin Kelley, Russell. 

Peter Knup, Warren. 

Joseph Langdon, Sugar Grove. 

Isaac Lopez, near Watts Flats. 

Hulet Lott, Lottsville. 

Major James McAffee, Warren. 

Corporal Thomas McGuire, Tidioute. 

Hugh McGuire, Tidioute. 

John Mahan, Lander. 

Samuel Magee, near Excelsior. 

Corporal Thomas Martin, Russell. 

Darius Mead, Youngsville. 

John Mead, Youngsville. 
Wm, Mead, Youngsville. 
Thomas Merritt, Deerfield Twp. 


Corporal Robert Miles, Warren. 

James Miller, Chandler's Valley. 

Thomas Morrison, Tidioute. 

Samuel Morton, Spring Creek, 

J. C. Newman, Marsh's Corners. 

Henry O'Bail, (son of Cornplanter), Cornplanter Reser- 

Stephen Olney, Warren. 

Noah Patchen, Spring Creek. 

Seland Pearham, near Tidioute. 

Eli Peck, Russell. 

Lemuel Pierce, Sugar Grove. 

Samuel Russell, Watson Twp. 

Wm. Seabury, Sugar Grove. 

Alexander Siggins, Youngsville. 

George Siggins, Youngsville. 

Wm. Siggins, Youngsville. 

Nathaniel Sill, near Warren. 

Elisha Sterling, Limestown Twp. 

Wm. Stewart (Stuart), Farmington Twp. 

Wm. Sturdevant, Yankeebush. 

Stephen Taylor, Sheffield. 

Caleb Thompson, Pine Grove. 

Robert Weld, Sugar Grove. 

Horace Wetmore, Skely. 

Paul Whitcomb, Cornplanter. 
Joel Willson, Russell. 

Other P'amilies 321 

Nehemiah York, Chandler's Valley. 

Jesse Young, Sheffield. 

George Brown, Warren. 

Isaac Culbertson, Cobham Park. 



Esquire Phillips. 

Gerald Peck, of Russell. 

James Bats, Lottsville. 

Amos Connell, Bear Lake. 

Abe Eastman, Lottsville. 

Ira Hamilton, Bear Lake. 

James Marshall, Wrightsville. 

Timothy Wakely, Lottsville. 

Stephen Williams, Lottsville. 

Samuel Ballard, Lander. 

Rufus Evers, Lander. 

Henry Mileston, near Sugar Grove. 

John Alger, Sugar Grove. 

Artemus Binel, Sugar Grove. 

Judah P. Gates, Sugar Grove. 

Stephen Pagges, Sugar Grove. 

John B. Pratt, Sugar Grove. 

George Stoolfire, Sugar Grove. 

John Teal, Sugar Grove. 



Twice within the period of this history did our country 
call for soldiers. The first time was in the war of 1812, 
when men were needed to reinforce Commodore Perry, at 
Erie, in 1813. There were then the four sons of John Sig- 
gins to respond. They were William Siggins, who was 
first Sergeant, George, John, and Alexander. They 
marched to Erie but were not called upon for active service. 
In the late war there was a good representation of the 
family, notwithstanding their deserts as brave soldiers to 
a full account of their heroism, it is only possible to give a 
brief mention of each one, and it is hoped that none are 
here omitted. Of the grand-sons of George Siggins, there 
were Nathaniel Simpson Siggins, James Patterson Sig- 
gins, who was wounded, Isaac Wilson Siggins, William 
Young Siggins, and William Parker Siggins, a soldier hon- 
ored for his dauntless courage. Sarah Connelly's grand- 
sons, Isaac and Wilber McGee also served in the war. 
Judge Siggins had two sons, Nathaniel and Irvine, and two 
grand-sons Irvine and Walter Mead. Alexander Siggins' 
son John and his grand-son Vincent Trask also. Of those 
who married into the family are Captain Ferry, and Cap- 
tain Peter Grace, of Jamestown, Colonel W. C. Howe of 
Montpelier, Ind., Clinton Smith, John Gilfillan and Cyrus 

But tliere are other names which though no more often 
on the tongues of men, are yet above all deserving of ten- 
der memory: They are August Trask, killed at White 
Mountain; Isaac Richardson, killed in the battle of the 
wilderness; George Siggins, died in the hospital of wounds 
received at Dallas, Georgia; Captain Benjamin Smith, 
killed at Hatches Run: Jefferson McGee, and Porter Sig- 
gins, killed at Atlanta, Georgia, the bible in his pocket not 

Other Families 323 

being sufficient to stop the fatal bullet on its way to that 
young heart. At present the descendants of John Sig- 
gins are scattered from Canada to Mexico, from the At- 
lantic to the Pacific, while Ireland seems well supplied with 
those of other branches of the family. 


"On the 12th of June 1869, a number of the surviving 
soldiers of the AVar of 1812-15 met in Warren, Pennsyl- 

Hon. William Siggins, was chosen president of the meet- 
ing and Robert Miles secretary. 

They passed resolutions regarding the granting of pen- 
sions to soldiers of the last war with England, and were 
hospitably entertained by L. L. Lowrey, Esq., at the Carver 
House wtih a dinner sumptuous in its appointments. 

The veterans present were as follows: 

Zachariah Eddy, of Warren, aged ninety years; Robert 
Miles, of Warren, aged seventy-six years; Stephen Olney, 
of Warren, aged seventy-eight years ; John Geer, of Glade 
Township, aged seventy-eight years; Emanuel Crull, of 
Tidioute, aged eighty years; Caleb Thompson, of Pine 
Grove Township, aged seventy-seven; John Brown, of 
Brokenstraw Township, aged seventy-three years; William 
Siggins, of Youngsville, aged eighty years; Isaac Lopus, 
of Pittsfield, aged seventy-seven years; Elisha Sterling, of 
Limestone, aged eighty-one years. — Ira Badger, of Pine 
Grove, aged seventy-four years; and Joseph Ackley, of 
Pine Grove, aged seventy-nine years; were also veterans 
of the same war but were unable to attend." 

History of Warren County, Pa., p — 137. 


When men were needed to reinforce Commodore Perry, j 

at Erie, in 1813, the four sons of John Siggins responded; j 

they were: ; 

WILLIAM Siggins ', who was first sergeant. ■ 

GEORGE Siggins*. \ 

JOHN Siggins^ ' j 



They marched to Erie, but were not called upon for ac- 
tive service. 


Harrisburg, Pa., April 17, 1912. 

To whom it may concern: 

I hereby certify that one GEORGE SIGGINS appears on 
a Muster Roll of Captain Hugh Wilson's Company, Sec- 
ond Battalion, Pennsylvania Militia. John Andrews, Major. 
See p. 124, Volume Ten, Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth 


Custodian of the Public Records. 

Harrisburg, Pa., April 17, 1912. 

John Siggins, Esqr., 

Tidioute, Pa,, 
Dear Sir: — 

In reply to yours of the 16th inst., you have herewith 
Certificate of GEORGE SIGGINS said Certificate embodies 
all we have concerning him. 

Your cash $1.00 received thank you. 
The names of John, Alexander and William Siggins and 


Other Families 325 

William Hunter appear on the Muster rolls of the War of 

Very truly yours 

Custodian of the Public Records. 


The 83d regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers contained 
more members of the Siggins family and its connections 
than any other military organization on record. You need 
not be told that the 83d was one of the fighting regiments 
of the war. 

It participated in 20 battles and was present at, but not 
actively engaged in 14 more, a total of 34. It encountered 
more fighting and lost more in battle than any other Penn- 
sylvania regiment, and in fact more than any other in the 
Union army. The number of killed and wounded was 971, 
more than one-half its total enrollment. None of its losses 
was caused by blunders nor did any of them occur in dis- 
astrous routs. Its dead always laid with their faces to 
the enemy. It had the honor, at Gettysburg, in participat- 
ing in the maneuvers of its brigade, Vincent, one of its 
colonels, in seiging Little Round Top at a critical moment 
helped materially to save the honors of the day. At 
Spottsylvania its casualties amounted to 21, killed, 119 
wounded, and 24 missing, a total of 164. General McClel- 
lan once publicly announced the 83d, "one of the very best 
regiments of the army". In this organization seven mem- 
bers of the Siggins family and its immediate connections 
were honored members". 


(759). JOHN HATTEN SIGGINS, son of Alexander, 
was enrolled as corporal of Company K, Twelfth Penn- 
sylvania Cavalry, on February 5, 1862. He fought in all 


the campaigns of General Milroy in West Virginia and 
was also with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. He 
was mustered out on July 28, 1865, by reason of the close 
of the war. He died March 4, 1896, at Young House, Pa. 

(270). NATHANIEL SIGGINS, son of Judge William 
Siggins, was enrolled as sergeant in Company K. 12th 
Pennsylvania Cavalry, March 7, 1862. He fought on 
Manassas plains, at Leesburg, was with Milroy in "West 
Virginia and Winchester, with Sheridan at Fisher's Hill 
and Cedar Creek and with the gallant Tolbert in the Shen- 
andoah Valley. He was mustered out April 21, 1865 on 
account of the close of the war. He was a prisoner for a 
number of months in Libby prison and Belle Isle during 
his three years and three months service. 

(274). DAVID PORTER SIGGINS, a brother of Nat, 
was enrolled November 22, 1861 a private in Company D, 
111th Pennsylvania volunteers, and fought at Cedar 
Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wahat- 
chie, Lookout Mountain, Cassville, and was killed at Peach 
Tree Creek, July 20, 1864. 

exander, was enrolled November 28, 1861, also in same 
company and regiment and took part in all of the engage- 
ments, and also in those of Resaca, Atlanta and New Hope 
Church, and died at Chattanooga on June 27, 1864, of 
wounds received at Dallas, Ga. Was buried in National 
Cemetery, grave 305; Vet., his remains were later removed 
to Youngsville, Pa. 

(56). CYRUS J. RICHARDSON, (son-in-law of George 
Siggins) enlisted August 28, 1862, as a private in Com- 
pany F, 145th Pennsylvania volunteers in which command 
he fought at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettys- 
burg and was discharged on account of wounds received 
in the last named battle. 

Cyrus, enlisted wtih his father in the same company and 

Other Families 327 

regiment. He took part in all the engagements in which 
his regiment participated, whf h included after Gettys- 
burg, those of Auburn, Bristoe station, Spottsylvania, Cold 
Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Hatcher's Run, Ream's 
Station and Apptomattox and was mustered out unhurt 
at the close of the war. 

(262). ISAAC RICHARDSON, another son of Cyrus, 
was enrolled some time in 1861, in Company D, 12th United 
States Infantry, and took part in all of the important en- 
gagements of the army of the Potomac, in Syke's brigade 
of regulars, and was killed in the wilderness on May 5, 

791). A. A. TRASK, grandson of Alexander Siggins, 
enlisted as sergeant, April 1861, in Company D, of the 
"Bucktails", the 42nd Regiment, at Warren. He fought 
at Drainsville, Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Mechansville, 
was taken prisoner at Gaines Mills, fought again at Glen- 
dale, Catlett's Station and Manassas and was killed at 
South Mountain in August 1862. 

(801). W. Vincent Trask, grandson of Alexander Sig- 
gins, and brother of A. A. Trask, was enrolled at the same 
time as a private in the same company and regiment, and 
fought in all the battles just mentioned and at Antietam, 
Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. He also was taken prison- 
er at Gains' Mills. He was discharged on account of wounds 
in 1864. 

(792). S. L. Trask, another brother, was enrolled as a 
private on the 20th of October, 1861, in Company D, 111th 
Pennsylvania, as a volunteer. He fought in the engage- 
ments at Cedar Mountain, Harpers Ferry, Antietam and 
minor battles, and was discharged for wounds in 1864. 

(795). N. B. Trask a fourth brother, enlisted Septem- 
ber 5, 1864, on the gunboat Springfield in the Mississippi 
Squadron of the United States Navy. He fought at John- 
sonville, Clarksville, Nashville, and Vicksburg, and was dis- 
charged in 1865 by reason of the close of the war. 

:j28 Siggins and 

CAPTAIN BENJAMIN .A SMITH, a son-in-law of 
Nathaniel Hood Siggins, was enrolled as a private in Com- 
pany G, on August 17, 1861, but was promoted to sergeant, 
to second lieutenant, to first lieutenant, and to captain, 
the last for gallant conduct on the field. He was wounded 
at Spottsylvania but never left his company and was killed 
in command of his company at Hatcher's Run, Feb. 6, 1865. 
He was a veteran as the term was understood then, and 
obtained a furlough early in 1865, during which he visited 
his home and was married to Marianne Siggins. He re- 
turned to the army and in about two weeks after his mar- 
riage he was killed. Captain Smith was a polished scholar 
and gentleman, a sterling and valorous soldier. 

(228). JUDSON BLANCHARD, a grandson-in-law of 
George Siggins, enlisted in Company A, on its organization 
as a private and served courageously with his regiment until 
the battle of Gettysburg, in which he was wounded and 
discharged on that account. He re-enlisted as a first-lieu- 
tenant in 1864 in Company F, 199th Pennsylvaina Regi- 
ment and was promoted to captain of Company I, same 
regiment for skill and daring displayed in action. He 
died at Lima, Ohio, on the 27th day of February 1896. 

(156). CAPTAIN PETER GRACE, a son-in-law of 
Nathaniel Hood Siggins, was enrolled on August 19, 1861, 
as a private in Company G, and served therein until the 
close of the war. During his term of service he was suc- 
cessively promoted to corporal, to sergeant, to 2nd lieuten- 
ant, and then to captain of Company E, (reorganized) for 
meritorious conduct on the field. He was wounded and 
taken prisoner at Gains' Mills, in '62, and spent 60 days in 
Libby and Belle Isle prisons when he was exchanged. He 
reinlisted as a veteran and was mustered out on the 12th 
of July 1865. In the battle of the Wilderness Captain 
Grace's conduct was such as to eventually elicit a special 
order from the war department, of which the following is 
a verbatim copy. 

Other Families 329 

L. B. R. Address: 

Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Depart- 
ment, Washington, D. C. Subject — Medal of honor, No. 

Record and Pension Office, War Department, Washing- 
ton City, Dec. 27, 1894. Captain Peter Grace, late of 
Company E, Eighty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, 144 
Chandler Street Jamestown, N. Y. 

Sir: — I have the honor to inform you that, by direction 
of the president, and in accordance with the act of Con- 
gress approved March 2, 1863, providing for the presenta- 
tion of medals of honor to such officers, non-commissioned 
officers and privates as have most distinguished themselves 
in action, the secretary of war has awarded you a medal 
of honor for gallantry at the battle of the Wilderness, Vir- 
ginia, May 5, 1864. The medal has been forwarded to you 
by registered mail. Upon receipt of the medal please ad- 
vise this office thereof. 

Very respectfully 


Colonel, U. S. Army. 
Chief Record and Pension Office. 

CAPTAIN W. C. HOWE, a son-in-law of George Simp- 
son Siggins, enlisted in February 1863, as a private in Com- 
pany M, California Cavalry Battalion. He was engaged in 
the battles of Ashby's Gap, Poolsville, Drainsville, Din- 
woody Court House, Opequaw, Halltown, Wilderness, South 
End Bridge, Five Forks, Winchester, Sailors Creek and 
several minor ones, and finally Appomattox. A special 
order was issued to the regiment complimenting him for 
gallant and meritorious conduct on the field of battle Sep- 
tember 19 1864. Private Howe was promoted to sergeant, 
2nd lieutenant, 1st lieutenant, and captain during his term 
of service, and afterwards was given a lieutenant colonel's 
commission as division inspector in the national guard of 


(75. WILLIA]\I PARKER SIGGINS, son of William and 
grandson of George Siggins, enlisted August 6, 1861, as 
corporal in Company G, and was discharged September 20, 
1864, by reason of the expiration of his term of service. 
He was with the regiment in every engagement in which 
it was engaged during his term and was one of its most 
courageous and efficient members. 

(146). JAMES P. SIGGINS, cousin of William P., went 
out in the same company in August, 1861, as corporal and 
was discharged as an orderly sergeant Sept. 20, 1864, on 
the expiration of his term of service. Up to that time he 
was with his company continuously and never missed a 
battle nor skirmish. He was wounded at Hanover Court 
House, but not so badly as to be obliged to leave his com- 
pany for the hospital. He limped along as best he could, 
rather than give up and return to the rear. 

James P., (sons of Nathaniel Hood Siggins) enlisted at the 
same time but in Company C, of the same regiment, as a 
musician, in which capacity he served until the expiration 
of his term, in September 1864. While he carried neither 
gun nor sword, as a rule, his service was none the less con- 
spicious and efficient. He enjoyed the distinction of being 
the best known man, personally, in the regiment, except 
the colonel. In battle he slipped the fife into his pocket 
and shouldered and fired his gun with the best of them. 
He died at Bradford on January 26, 1893. 

(152). ISAAC W. SIGGINS, a brother of James P., and 
Nathaniel S., and the youngest of the family, was too 
young to enlist in 1861, but did get there in 1864, nearly 
at the tail end of the war. He was accepted as one of 
Uncle Sam's recruits on March 24th of that year and as- 
signed to Company G, as a private and served with more 
or less distinction and honor to himself until July 3d, 
when he was mustered out because there were no more re- 
bellions to put down. 

Other Families 331 

Of the military records of Wilbur and Isaac Magee, Ir- 
vine Siggins and of Irvine and Walter Mead, all blood re- 
lations, I have no trace. Nor those of Clinton Smith, and 
John Gilfillan, relatives by marriage, have I been able to 
hear anything. No doubt they were all excellent soldiers. 

An now in conclusion let us do honor to all the volunteer 
soldiers of the Siggins family — to all the living, to all the 
dead, to those whose scars give even modesty a tongue; 
who belonged to the mightiest host that was ever brought 
together in the same length of time by a Republic; who, 
when the war was over drifted back to their homes, to 
their loving wives and to the girls they loved ; to their 
workshops and their farms, with nothing to distinguish 
them from the rest of their countrymen ; only proud in the 
satisfaction that they had fought for and saved their 
country from destruction; that they had secured that 
blessed inheritance for their children and their children's 
children, that they might stand under the waving folds 
of the starry banner of their country and say like the 
Spartans of old: "Float on, float on! This land of Liberty." 




Isaac Connely, (No. — 949). His name appears in the list 
of taxibles in the Middle Ward, city of Philadelphia, 1780; 
value of estates: $28,000,00, (I suppose in Continental 
money), a. Archives, 3d., Series, Vol. XV. p. 112. Also in 
1782;" value $1,150.00, Vol XVI. p. 344; also 1783; Vol. 
XVI. p. 7930. 

His marriage to Rebecca Robinson, is mentioned in the 
Records of St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia, Pa., Archives, 
2nd Series, p. 460. 1776. October 26. 

He kept the "Black Horse" Inn, on Market Street be- 
tween 4th and 5th streets, Pa., Archives, 3d Series, Vol. 
n, p. 966. This was the street on which George Washing- 
ton lived and he knew him well. Washington presented 
him with a cane and a picture, painted in Ireland ; these 
are now in the possession of his gr. gr. granddaughter, Mrs. 
E. F. Kerwick, of Portland, New York. 

In all deeds signed by him he wrote his name Connely, 
but many of his descendants spell it Connelly. 

Rebecca Robinson, who marreid Isaac Connely, was 
widow of Henry Robinson, and had four children. She was 
a daughter of Samuel Garruges, a merchant of Philadelphia, 
but so pronounced a Tory that he was imprisoned. She 
died in Philadelphia. 

949. ISAAC CONNELY', b. 1747; in Ireland; d. July 4, 
1823, in Venango County, Pa., is buried at Stew- 
arts Run; m. 1st, October 26, 1776, in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Rebecca (Garruges) Robinson, widow 
of Henry Robinson; m. 2nd, Margaret Robinson, 
widow, a sister-in-law of his first wife; m. 3d, 
Rachel Hughey. Children by 1st marriage: 

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Other Families 333 

950.* i. WILLIAM Connely^ b. July 22, 1777, in Phila- 
delphia; m. 

Elizabeth Allender, (No.— 1184). 

951. ii. SUSAN Connely-, m. John Hunter, of Steu- 
benville, Ohio, and had: 

JANE Hunter', m. John C. Sterling, 

REBECCA Hunter', m. Mr. Gladden. 

REBECCA Connely-, b. March 23, 1779; m. 
James Allender, (No. — 1185). No issue. 

955. iv. A child who died in infancy un-named. 

956.* V. HANNAH Connely^ b. February 22, 1784; d. 
January 5, 1871 ; m. 
Thomas Dawson, (No. — 1095). 

Children by 2nd marriage: 

956a. vi. JAMES Connely-, father of Judge James L. 
Connely-', of Franklin, Pa. 
Children by 3d marriage: 

957. vii. ELIZA Connely-, m. Parkhurst Copeland. 

958. viii. GEORGE Connely^, (Dr. George Connely. of 

Franklin) m. 

Margaret Lourie, (They were grandparents of L. 
G. C. Dunlap). 

MARY Connely-, d, never married. 

SARAH Connely^ b. August 21, 1808; d. 1883; 
m. 1st, William Aldrich; m. 2d, 
George McAuley. 

ROBERT Connely-, m. Miss Cottingwood. 

962. xii. JANE Connely-, d. un-married at Pleasantville 


963. xiii. NANCY Connely^, m. William Haight. 








The above record omits Isaac Connely, who married 
Sarah Siggins, makes Rebecca Robinson his first wife and 
gives his second wife as Margaret Robinson; that Judge 
Isaac Connely who married Sarah Siggins, was not a son 
of Isaac Connely is shown by the following from the manu- 
script of Rev. David Kinnear. 

"WILLIAM CONNELY, came to America long before 
the Revolutionary War, he lived in Berks County, Penn- 
sylvania; he had two sons; Robert and Isaac; he died in 
peace in Venango County in 1823; in the seventy-seventh 
years of his age. 

This Isaac Connely, married Sarah Siggins, daughter of 
John and Sarah Siggins and sister of George Siggins ; they 
lived in Warren County." 

From Manuscript of Rev. David Kinnear. 

The following news paper clipping, which is without 
date, was probably printed about 1864, at which time Judge 
Isaac Connely died, seems to confirm the above statement: 

"Rev. William Connely, father of Judge Isaac Connely, 
was a Methodist minister and preached the first sermon in 
Franklin, on the "Diamond" under the shade of an old 
chestnut tree, his congregation consisted of seven Indians 
and five white men, this tree was long a land-mark and 
was blown down only a few years ago". 

Rev. Kinnear's manuscript also contains the following: 

"William Connely, was a son of Isaac and Rebecca Connely, 
"he was born in Philadelphia County, Pa., July 22, 1777". 

The Kinnear manuscript above referred to, is a history 
of the Kinnear-Siggins-Young-and kindred families who 
lived in Center, Venango, Warren and adjacent counties in 
Pennsylvania, this material was gathered by him during 
the years of 1830 to 1847, when most of the older mem-, 
bers of these families were alive and he knew them per- 
sonally, and visited with them for the puiiDose of securing 
names, dates and facts concerning all who were in any way 

Other Families 335 

related, many of the dates of birth, marriage and death of 
Siggins-Young--Dawson-Allender-Connely and other fami- 
lies contained in this genealogy are taken from this manu- 
script and when compared with family records have been 
found to be correct in every way. (Ed.) 

Wilham Connely 1746-1823, may have been and probably 
was, a brother of Isaac Connely 1747-1823. (Ed.) 

William Connely, No. — 950). "Died in Franklin, Penn- 
sylvania, May 23, 1871; in the ninety fourth year of 
his age. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 22, 
1777; at the close of the Revolutionary War he was liv- 
ing in Philadelphia and had frequent opportunities of 
:*eing and hearing the distinguished men of that day; 
-imong others George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and 
John Adams. 

In 1795 Mr. Connely with his uncle Rees came with a 
party to survey the triangle at Erie, the incidents of that 
trip were always fresh in his recollection. 

During his long life he was wonderfully exempt from 
sickness, last autumn his bodily powers began to fail as 
the result of an accident in which he injured his hip joint, 
but, he retained to a remarkable degree the faculties of his 
mind and good humor, he was very happy in spirit and 
apparently saw but few, if any gloomy moments, he sank 
slowly to his rest. For over sixty years Mr. Connely had 
been a respected and useful citizen of this city." 

(From a Franklin Pa. Newspaper.) 

In Vol. VIII. p 53, Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series. I 
find the following marriage record, which probably refers 
to the uncle Rees mentioned above. (Ed). 

1762, October 14, Connely, Sarah and Daniel Rees. 

(950. WILLIAM CONNELY^ b. July 22, 1777, in Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. ; d. May 23, 1871, in Franklin, Pa. ; m. : 


Elizabeth Allender, (No.— 1184), b. February 27, 1784. 
Their children were : 

964. i. MARY Connely% m. in Greenville, Pa.: 

Arthur Robinson, he died in Franklin, Pa. No 

965.* ii. ELIZABETH Connely', m. 
Alexander McCalmont. 

966.* iii. WILLIAM Connely', went to Africa and died 

967. iv. ISAAC Connely', never married. 

968.* V. RACHEL Hemphill Connely^ m. 
John Evans. 

969. vi. REBECCA Connely^ 

970. vii. JAMES Findley Connely% b. September 7, 

1817; d. December 80, 1890; m. 1st, 

Elizabeth Cottingwood, b. February 21, 1816; d. 
July 17, 1856; m. 2nd, Abigail Cornelius. 

By first marriage he had one son: 

971. AUSTIN Monroe Connely% of Ashville, N. 
Y., R. F. D.-63,) b. November 21, 1854; m. 
March 8, 1882: 

Jessie Winona Cummings, b. September 7, 1861. 
Their children are : 

972. 1. MARTIN Harrison Connely% b. March 

8, 1883; m. Sept. 22, 1904: 

Minnie E. Morley. Their children are: 

973. i. KENNETH Austin Connely«, b. 

December 15, 1906. 

974. ii. LESLIE Herbert Connely% b. 

March 29, 1908. 


















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975. iii. CLARENCE Morley Connely', b. 

March 4, 1816. 

976. ii. HERBERT Lee Connely-, b. Feb. 28, 

1885; m. August 9, 1910. 
Dorothy Barnes, they have one son: 

977. i. AUSTIN Warner Connely\ b. 

May 5, 1914. 

978. iii. FRANK Harold Connely% b. July 18, 


By second marriage James Findley Connely had one son : 
Charles Connely'% and three daughters: Mary, Rachel and 



979. REV. THOMAS McCALMONT^ resided at Cairn 
Castle, County Antrim, Ireland. Children: 

980.* i. THOMAS McCalmont^ emigrated to America 
after 1766; m. Susan Wallace, in Leitrim Co., 

981. ii. JAMES McCalmont=, m. Hannah Blair. 

982. iii. JOHN McCalmont% b. May 1, 1709; came 

to America; d. 1779; m. a Latimer of County 

983. iv. ROBERT McCalmont-. 

984. V. HUGH McCalmont-. 

985. JOHN McCALMONT% son of Thomas and Susan 

(Wallace) McCalmont, b. January 1, 1750, (os), in 
Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland; came to Amer- 
ica in 1766; settled near Philadelphia, and m. in 
Elizabeth Conard, b. 1750; dau. of Henry and Jane 
(Stroud) Conard; he was in Capt. Alexander 
Brown's company of Pennsylvania Militia, under 
Gen. Lacey, and wintered at Valley Forge; he 
lived for a time at Greenwood, now Mifflin County, 
and in 1783 removed to Nittany Valley, he re- 
mained there until 1805, he moved to Venango 
County and located in Sugar Creek Township, 
about four miles from Franklin; he died August 
3, 1832, at the home of his son Henry, in Corn- 
planter Township, Franklin County; his wife died 
August 12, 1829, and was buried in the old grave- 
yard at Franklin. Children: 

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Other Families 339 

THOMAS McCalmont\ b. October 14, 1774. 

HENRY McCalmont , b. March 15, 1776. 

JOHN McCalmont', b. January 15, 1779; was 
drowned; ag. 18, Mo. 

989. iv. JAMES McCalmont=, b. May 17, 1781; served 
in War of 1812; was wounded at the battle of 
Bridgewater, and died three weeks later. 

990.* V. JOHN McCalmont^ b. September 9, 1788; d. 
August 27, 1877; m. 2nd, January 18, 1818: 
Mary H. Plumer, dau. of Sammuel ; she d. Sep- 
tember 3, 1842. 

991.* vi. ALEXANDER McCalmont', b. October 23, 
1785, in Greenwood; m. 2nd, in 1818, Elizabeth 

992. vii. ROBERT McCalmonf, b. August 26, 1783. 

993. viii. ELIZABETHS b. February 3, 1791 ; m. William 


994. ix. SARAH McCalmont\ b. November 3, 1792 ; m. 

George Grain. 

995. X. JANE McGalmont^ b. October 8, 1794; m. 

James Ricketts. 

996. xi. JOSEPH McGalmont^ b. November 23, 1798. 

997. SAMUEL PLUMER McCALMONTS son of John and 

Mary (Plumer) McGalmont, b. Sugar Creek Town- 
ship, Venango County, Pa., September 21, 1823; 
educated in the common country schools of the 
county, supplemented by a short term at Alle- 
gheny College; after which he studied law in the 
office of his uncle, Judge Alexander McGalmont; 
was admitted to the bar of Venango County, No- 
vember 25, 1847; and became one of the most 
able attorneys of the county; he was bitterly op- 
posed to slavery, and was one of the organizers of 












the Republican party at Pittsburgh in 1856; was 
a member of the State Legislature in 1855, and 
twice thereafter; in 1874, he aided in organizing 
the Prohibition party. He married in April 1859: 
Harriet Osborne, dau. of Piatt Smith Osborne; she 
was born January 20, 1836; died December 25, 
1912. Children: 

SAMUEL Plumer McCalmont, Jr.^ 

MARY Plumer McCalmont^ 

JOHN Osborne McCalmont\ 

Dr. HARRIETTS Osborne McCalmont^ 

JAMES Donald McCalmont', b. February 
10, 1870. 

1003. vi. CONSTANCE Plumer McCalmont% b. July 6, 


1004. vii. DAVID Burnett McCalmont', b. December 1, 

1876; m. September 26, 1900: 
Edna Swallow, b. December 31, 1878, dau. of Bur- 
ling and Lydia (Schyler-Jack) Swallow. Chil- 
dren : 

1005. i. VIRGINIA Lucretia McCalmont^ b. Sept. 

10 ,1905. 

1006. ii. SAMUEL Plumer McCalmont, 3d«, b. 

Nov. 11, 1906. 

1007. iii. DAVID Burnett McCalmont, Jr.«, b. Aug. 

9, 1909. 

(991). ALEXANDER McCALMONT^ 1785-1857, b. 
October 23, 1785 ; at Greenwood, Mifflin Co. Pa. ; came with 
his parents to Venango County where he lived the remain- 
der of his life; having acquired a good education he be- 
came a school teacher, and later a merchant ; he was a dem- 
ocrat and took active interest in local politics; sheriff in 
1812 ; commissioner in 1814 ; prothonotary in 1818 ; studied 




















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Other Families 341 

law and admitted to the bar in 1820 ; had the reputation 
of being an able attorney; was appointed presiding judge 
of the Eighteenth Judicial District in 1839, and served with 
distinction ten years; d. August 10, 1857, at Franklin, 
Pennsylvania ; m. 1st, Margaret Broadfoot, dau. of John ; 
she d. 1817, without issue, m. 2nd, 1818, Elizabeth Connely, 
b. 1801, in Bellefonte, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Al- 
lender) Connely. Children. 

1008.* i. WILLIAM McCalmont% who emigrated to 

1009. ii. Judge JOHN Swazey McCalmont*, b. April 28, 

1822; d. 1896; m. Elizabeth Stehley; he entered 
West Point July 1, 1838 ; graduated and appoint- 
ed Brevet 2nd Lieut. July 31, 1842; 2nd Lieut. 
U. S. I. October 10, 1842 ; resigned July 1, 1853 ; 
Col. 10th Pa. Reserves July 21, 1861; resigned 
May 9,1862. 

1010. iii. Gen. ALFRED B. McCalmont*, b. April 28, 

1825, in Venango County, Pa.; d. May 7, 1874; 
he was educated in the common schools and at 
Allegheny and Dickinson Colleges, graduated 
from the later in 1844; studied law in his fa- 
ther's ofRce was admitted to the Venango Coun- 
ty bar May 25, 1847; removed to Pittsburgh 
where he became a successful attorney ; in 1855, 
was appointed by the Supreme Court prothono- 
tary of the western district of Pennsylvania; 
resigned in 1858, to accept the position of Chief 
Clerk to Hon. Jeremiah S. Black, attorney gen- 
eral of the United States, in the cabinet of Presi- 
dent Buchanan. In 1862 he recruited a company 
of volunteers for the 142, Reg. Pa. Volunteers, 
and by successive promotions was made colonel 
of the 208 Pennsylvania Regiment, and was 
given the rank of brevet brigadier-general by 
President Lincoln. It was said of him he was 
"always ready to lead an attack, but never will- 



ing to lead a retreat". He married April 25, 
1853, at Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Sarah F. Evans, dau. of Evan Reece Evans. 
Children : 

1011. i. LYDIA Collins McCalmont% b. February 

12, 1854; m. Thomas McGeough. 

1012. ii. SARAH Lowry McCalmont% b. June 7, 

1856; m. W. V. Lewison. 

1013. iii. ROBERT McCalmont% b. September 18, 

1859, in Washington; m. Jessie B. Crawford, 
dau. of William R. and Jane (Kerr) Craw- 
ford. Is an attorney at Franklin, Pa. 

1014. iv. ELIZABETH McCalmont^ b. 

d. , m. January 25, 1844. 

General Edwin Clinton Wilson, (see Wilson 
Family No. 1025). b. February 20, 1820, in 
Steubenville, Ohio. Children : 

1015. i. ALEXANDER McCalmont Wilson, 

b. November 3, 1844, in Franklin, Pa., 
enlisted at the age of seventeen in the 
103d Reg. Ohio Volunteers, served 
through the civil war and was with 
Sherman on his ''march to the sea." 
Later a member of the board of review 
Pension Bureau, Department of the In- 
terior at Washington, he died at Ocean 
Grove, N. J., September 3, 1898 ; he mar- 
ried in 1869, in Philadelphia. 
Mary McBride, dau. of Samuel Kerr and 
Jane (Burnside) McBride. 

1016. ii. HENRY Medary Wilson, b. in 

Franklin, Pa., October, 1846, he was 
reared in Franklin and Erie, was edu- 
cated in the common schools of the towns 
and later attended the Law^renceville, 
New Jersey College, read law in the 

Other Families 343 

office of his uncle, Judge John Swaze 
McCalmont, at Franklin, but abandon- 
ing law became manager of the exten- 
sive machinery and supply business of 
Bayne, Wilson and Pratt, with head- 
quarters at Pittsburgh; he married in 
Mary Funk, dau. of William Rufus and 
Jane (Griffiths) Funk. He died June 
21, 1905. 

1017. iii. JOHN Adams Wilson, b. September 

24, 1851, in Franklin, Pa., educated in 

Franklin and Erie common schools and 

at Lawrenceville, New Jersey, graduated 

from Princeton University, "Class of 

73." Was admitted to the bar, after 

practicing a few years, entered the oil 

business and is a member of the Galena 

Oil Company, of Franklin. He married 

May 18, 1875, in Franklin, Pa. 

Ida Gordon, dau. of Hiram B. and Anne 

(McClintock) Gordon. 



1018. James Wilson, immigrant ancestor of: 

Edwin Clinton Wilson, was born in county Downs, Ireland, 
came to the United States about 1804, and located in Phil- 
adelphia, and was at first employed on the staff of the 
AURORA, a leading newspaper of the time, edited by Col. 
William Duane, he developed such talent for the business 
that in 1812 he was made manager of the paper. 

Later he went to Pittsburg and then to Steubenville, 
Ohio, where he established The Western Herald, in 1832 
he established in Pittsburgh the Pennsylvania Advocate, 
which was printed from the first press west of the Alle- 
gheny mountains capable of printing two pages at one 
impression, in the publication of this paper he was assisted 
by four of his sons, one of whom William Duane Wilson 
succeeded to the management. 

He was a man of strong character and unyielding in the 
maintenance of his opinions, he died in Steubenville, Ohio, 
in 1850. 

He married November 1, 1808, in Philadelphia, Pa., 
Anne Adams, who was also born in county Downs, Ire- 
land and came over in the same ship, she was one of the 
most strict Presbyterians of the time. Children: 

1019. i. WILLIAM Duane Wilson, who later lived in 

Des Moines, la. 

1020. ii. MARY Jane Wilson. 

1021. iii. ROBERT Wilson, b. September 10, 1813, in 


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1022. iv. Rev. JAMES Wilson, who became a Metho- 

dist minister. 

1023. V. JOHN A. Wilson, a dry goods merchant in 


1024. vi. HENRY Wilson ) 

1025. vii. EDWIN Clinton Wilson) triplets. 

1026. viii. MARGARETTA Wilson ) 

b. February 16, 1820, in Steubenville, 0. 

1027. ix. ELIZABETH Wilson, m. 

Adam Beggs, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

1028. X. JOSEPH R. Wilson, b. March 24, 1824, in 

Steubenville, Ohio, entered the Presbyterian 
ministry; married June 7, 1849; 
Janet Woodrow, of Chillicothe, Ohio, and went to 
Staunton, Va., where their son: 

1029. WOODROW WILSON, was born, December 28, 


(9^ WILLIAM CONNELY', went to Africa; of his 
children : 

1030. i. WILLIAM McCalmont Connely\ b. 1846, in 

Africa, came to America about 1861, and found 
his relatives in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He lived 
with his Aunt Rachel Hemphill (Connely) Evans, 
and clerked in the drug store of his uncle, John 
Evans; later he went to Kansas City, Missouri, 
where he married 
Stella Barnett, and they had one son: 

1031. i. CHARLES Connely% b. in Kansas City, 


After the death of William McCalmont Connely, his 
widow Stella (Barnett) Connely, m. 2nd Prof. Fisk, a 
musician of Kansas City, Mo. 


John Evans. Children: 

1032. i. ROBINSON Evans*. 

1033. ii. HARVEY Evans*. 

1034. iii. ELIZABETH Evans*, Post Mistress at 

Franklin, Pennsylvania. 

1035. iv. Dr. WILLIAM Connely Evans*, b. 1829, in 

Franklin, Pa. 

1036. V. MARY Evans*. 

1037. vi. JAMES T. Evans*, b. April 2, 1833 ; m. 

Ellen Grace, b. Sept. 26, 1829. 

1038. vii. LAURA Evans*, b. 

1039. viii. JOHN St John Evans*, b. d. March 

5, 1864. 

1040. ix. FRANCES Erminia Evans*, unm., living in 

1912, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 2617 Penn- 
sylvania Ave. 

1041. X. HARRIET Durby Evans*. 

1042. xi. AMELIA Evans*. 

1043. xii ANN Aseneth Evans*, b. Nov. 8, 1849, in 

Franklin, Pa., married JOHN CHURCHES 
PORCH, b. March 17, 1839, in Somersetshire, 
Eng. A son of Richard and Ann (Churches) 
Porch, they came to America, arriving on Nov. 
8, 1849, the day their son's future wife was 
born. Living 1912 in Kansas City, Mo. 

(1035) DR. WILLIAM CONNELY EVANS*, born in 
Franklin, Pa., in 1829, was educated in Franklin and Pitts- 
burg; read medicine with Dr. B. Gillett, and after a course 
in the Western Reserve Medical College graduated in 1854; 
he practiced in Franklin, Tionesta, Northeast, and at Erie, 
he was appointed Colonel by Gov. William F. Packer and or- 

Other Families 347 

ganized the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves ; this regiment is 
noted for having done much valuable service in the Civil 
War. He was a member of the Erie Medical Society, and 
was at one time its president ,also served eleven years con- 
secutively as its secretary, he was also a member of the 
State and National Medical Associations, and also one of 
the United States Pension examiners, a member of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, Ancient Order of United 
Workmen, Lodge No. 61, t^he Equitable Aid Union, No. 50, 
of the Knights of Honor, No. 99, the Erie Lodge of Elks 
and of the Masonic order in various branches. 

About the year 1870 he removed to Kansas City, Mo., 
and in 1871 was appointed by Mayor William Warner to 
the office of City Physician, and reappointed for the year 
1872 by Mayor R. H. Hunt. 

William Connely, the grandfather of Dr. Evans, lived 
with him at his home in Franklin several years ; this grand- 
fat^her, though only a small boy at the time, sold tin cups 
to the soldiers in Philadelphia during the Revolution for 
25 cents each. 

Dr. W. C. Evans was born in Franklin in 1829, 

m, Katheryn Turner (a dau. of Luke Turner) ; they had one 

1044. 1. ARTHUR Robinson Turner"', b. in Franklin 

and d. at Northeast at the age of 12 years and 
8 months ; he and his mother who died in Sep- 
tember and an adopted son, Willie Con- 
nely are buried in the cemetery at Northeast. 

(1037) James T. Evans', Rachel H.\ b. April 2, 1833. m. 
Ellen Grace, b. Sept. 26, 1829. Children: 

1045. 1. ELIZABETH E. Evans'', b. Sept. 1, 1854; m. 


Rev. E. M. Kerwick, a Methodist Minister who 
preached at Tidioute; this family live in (1912) 
Portland, N. Y. Children; 


1046. i. ELLEN Grace Kerwick«, b. Sept. 21, 

1871; m. August 26, 1892. 
Rev. H. H. Claire. 

1047. ii. MYRTLE L. Kerwick% b. Oct. 19, 1874. 

1048. iii. CHARLES Evans Kerwick% b. Dec. 24, 

1882; d. 

1049. iv. ARTHUR Tourgee Kerwick% b. June 7, 

1887; m. June 20, 1910. 
Emma Magill, a dau. of Beecher and Ella 
( ) Magill. They have one son: 

1050 EDWARD Beecher Kerwick', b. Aug. 21, 


1051. ii. MARY Eva Evans', m. 


(1043) ANN ASENETH EVANS*, b. November 8, 
1849, in Franklin, Pa.; m. 

John Churches Porch; b. March 17, 1839, in Somerset- 
shire, England ; he came with his parents in 1849, to Ameri- 
ca, arriving on Nov. 8th, the day on which his future wife 
was born. Children: 

1052. i. WILLIAM Frederick Porch% b. Oct. 16, 1865, 

in Franklin, Pa,; m. 1st 
Jennie Hays; they had one son: 

1053. i. SHIRLEY Porch% b. August 8, 1899 ; m. 

Phene ; they have one dau: 

1054. ii. RUTH Porch", b. Live in Madi-' 

son. Wis. 

1055. ii. FRANK Richard Porch% b. , in 

Mercer Co., Pa.; m. , 1902, 

Mary Lehay; living (1912) in Chicago, 111. 

1056. iii. MAUD Amelia Porch", b. Nov. 30, 1873, in 

Chebense, 111. ; m. 

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William T. Osborne, b. Sept. 15, 1852; a son of 
James and Hannah Margaret (Aikins) Osborne, 
who died in Milroy, N. Y. Children: 

1057. i. FRANK Evans Osborne", b. July 27, 1901. 

1058. ii. WILLIAM Thomas Osborne'-, b. Sept. 9, 


1059. iii. ELIZABETH Ann Osborne", b. Sept. 15, 

1910; living in 1912 in Kansas City, Mo. 

1060. iv. JOHN Sidney Porch\ b. Jan. 27, 1875, in Dono- 

van, 111. Living in 1912 in Madison, Wis. 

1061. V. HARRY Porch', b. in Forest, 

Livingston Co., 111. 

(960) SARAH CONNELY^ b. August 21, 1808; d. 

1883; m. 1st William 

Aldrich; m. 2nd George McAuley; b. 

July 18, 1804, in Londonderry, Ireland; d. Nov. 30, 1893. 
(He had m. 1st Eliza McCormick.) Children of Sarah and 
William Aldrich: 

1062. 1. ISAAC Aldriclj", d. in Pleasantville, Pa., unm. 

1063. ii. CORDELIA Aldrich\ b. January 8, 1832; m. 

Jerry Birtcil. Children: 

1064. i. IDA BirtciP, m. John Hawke. 

1065. ii. FRANK Birtcil*, m. Ella Hanlon. 

1066. iii. GEORGE BirtciP. 

1067. iv. RAY BIRTCIL^ 

Children of Sarah and George McAuley: 

1068. iii. NANCY McAuley ••, b. March 28, 1844; m. 

Henry Hull. Children: 

1069. i. BLANCH Hull% b. February 24, 1866. 

1070. ii. JOSEPHINE HulP, b. May 22, 1879. 

1071. iii. CHESTER Hull', b. September 24, 1881. 


1072. iv. SARAH Josephine McAuley% b. June 10, 1846; 


Henry DeRocher, b. Feb. 4, 1844. Children: 

1073. i. BERTHA DeRocher% b. Nov. 13, 1865; 


James B. Thompson, b. Oct. 29, 1856. 
1074. GERTRUDE Thompson', b. Aug. 26, 1884; 


Bernard King. Children: 

1075. i. CYRIE Bernard King«, b. Aug. 10, 


1076. ii. JAMES Edward King^ b. Dec. 23, 


1078. ii. RUTH Thompson% b. March 13, 1893. 

1079. ii. MAUD DeRocher^ b. Feb. 8, 1867; m. 

George Thompson, b. Sept. 16, , a brother of 

James B. Thompson; and had one son: 

1080. DONALD M. Thompson% b. Aug. 13, 1891. 

1081. iii. LILLIAN DeRocher*, b. Oct. 13, 1870 


John Miller, of Clearfield, Pa., b. June 4, 1872. 

1082. iv. KLAHRE DeRocherS b. Sept. 9, 1885; 


Edna Gray, b. May 2, 1886; a dau. of L. G. 
and Adda Gray, of Tidioute, and had one 

1883 DOROTHY Jean DeRocher, b. Jan. 15, 1910. 

1084. V. CHARLES Harvey McAuley% b. April 13, 

1850; m. 

Sarah Sully. Children: 

1085. i. JAMES Garfield Blaine McAuley^ b. 

1086. ii. MARY McAuley^ 


Other Families 

vi. ELIZA McAuIey', b. Oct. 21, 1852; m. - 
Myron Newton, b. Feb. 27, 1840. Children: 



CHARLES Newton% b. May 1, 1872; d. 

ii. SARAH Newton', b. May 2, 1880; m. — 
Edward Shaver; no children, 

iii. HARRIETT Newton% b. Nov. 19, 1883. 


Kept by Isaac Connely (949) during the Revolutionary War. 
(Vol. v., Journal of American History.) 



The Connely family held a reunion at Ludlow, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 31, 1912, at the home of James Connely, as- 
sisted by his father William A. Connely and his brother 

A ledger kept by their ancestor Isaac Connely was ex- 
hibited, and showed accounts kept by him in 1793; the 
entries were made in pounds-shillings and pence, and showed 
the retail price of wheat was fifty-four cents a bushel and 
buck-wheat twenty-eight cents a bushel. 

Officers elected were: Martin Connely of Stow, N. Y., 
President; Lyman Shattuck of Pleasantville, Pa., Vice- 
President; Mrs. Margaret Shattuck of Pleasantville, Secre- 
tary; Claude Field, Treasurer; 0. F. Chase of Jamestown, 
N. Y., Historian. 

The committee arranged for a meeting to be held August 
11, 1913, on Lake Chautauqua, near Stow, N. Y., where the 
history of the family from 1747 to 1826 will be reviewed. 

Among those present at Stowe, N. Y., August 23, 1913, 
were: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Connely, Luella, Ethelyn, 
Burnall, Mr. and Mrs. Wales Connely and William Connely 
of Ludlow; Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Copeland and daughter, 
Phylis, of Cumberland, Md. ; Mrs. Pearl Bowers and three 
children, of Tulsa, Okla. ; Mrs. Margaret Shattuck and 
daughter, of Pleasantville ; Mr. and Mrs. Claud Fields, of 
South Wales, N. Y.; Max Field, of Guthrie, Okla.; Miss 
Genevieve Getty, of Cumberland, Md. ; Mrs. Ralph Cope- 
land, of Blaine, W. Va. ; Mrs. Amelia Connely, of Pleasant- 
ville: Charles Brant, of Titusville, and Orlin Connely, of 
Lima, Ohio. 

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Aug., 1913. 

Relatives and Friends: 

We had the pleasure of attending the Connelly Reunion 
last year on August 31 at Ludlow and participating in the 
unbounded hospitality of James Wales and Wm. Connelly, 
assisted by their wives and families. We wrote a short 
account at the time which was published in the Jamestown 
Journal. The report did not have to be put on ice to keep 
over one year, historic matters unlike perishable fruit but 
like wine, the longer they are kept over, the better they 
become. For the benefit of some who may not have seen 
it — and at the risk of repetition of what may be offered 
by the secretary or others — I will read: 

From the report you will observe that I was chosen his- 
torian for this occasion. I am frank to confess that the 
material I may have had to offer for your entertainment 
as history or genealogy would have been sadly lacking had 
it not been for some items furnished me by Mrs. Ettie 
Smith, daughter of Melissa Knight and grand-daughter of 
my Aunt Susan McGee Smith, who was the daughter of 
Isaac Connelly 2d. These records were given her by her 
grandmother Susan Connelly McGee Smith, excerps of 
which I take pleasure in giving to you. I have the same 
picture here of Isaac Connelly, 1st which was exhibited at 
the reunion one year ago. Of his ancestors I have no rec- 
ord — I am sure there is no Connelly here that is not more 
than willing to claim the original of the handsome benign 
face exhibited in this picture as their far away progenitor. 
On the tombstone of Isaac Connelly 1st, buried at Stewarts 
Run, there is engraved the following: 

"Tribute of respect," to the memory of Isaac Connelly 
who departed this life July 4th, 1823, aged 76 years, an 
Isrealite indeed, in whom there was no guile. From the 
above record we learn that he was born in 1747. The bio- 
graphy continues, he was married three times; the first 


wife had one child which lived only to be a young woman. 
The second wife, whose name was Rebecca Robinson, had 
three girls and two boys, namely: William, Rebecca, Isaac, 
Susan and HANNAH. William married Elizabeth Allen- 
der. Rebacca married James Allender. Isaac married 
Sarah Siggins. Susan married John Hunter and Hannah 
married Thomas Dawson. His third wife was Rachel 
Hughey ; they had six children : Eliza, Jane, Robert, Sarah, 
Nancy, Mary and George. Eliza married Parkhurst Cope- 
land and Jane was a maiden lady — Robert married Miss 
Cofhngwood. George Married Margaret Lourie. Sarah 
married Wilham Aldrich. She had two children: Cordelia 
and Isaac. Sarah married again to George McAuley. 
Hannah Dawson had thirteen children, namely: Hemphill, 
John, William, Isaac, James, Asbury, Rebecca, Susan, 
Rachael. Harriet, Hannah and Caroline. Hemphill married 
Maria Grandin. John married Emiline Ross. Isaac mar- 
ried Irene Ross. Rebecca married John Siggins. Susan 
married Thomas Haworth. Betsy married Joseph Allender. 
Rachael married George Siggins. Hannah and Caroline 
were maiden ladies. I now copy the biography of Isaac 
Connelly 2d who was the brother as before mentioned of 
William, Rebecca, Susan and Hannah and whose half broth- 
ers and sisters were Eliza, Jane, Robert, Nancy, Mary, 
George and Sarah. 

My grandfather, Isaac Connelly, was born near Phila- 
delphia (as his father Isaac was the original of the pic- 
ture.) He was in business at Belief onte. Center County, 
as indicated by the ledger exhibited by Mrs. DeRocher 
last year is probably at that place.) He had little educa- 
tion; what he did have he received from his brother, Wil- 
liam. He married at the age of 27 years Sarah Siggins, 
Oct. 1st, 1807, and settled at Pithole. From there he moved 
to Youngsville. He was a devoted Christian and member 
of the M. E. Church. He lived at Youngsville 21 years. 
From there he moved to Cobham. He was associate Judge 
of Warren County for 23 years. He was a very good look- 
ing man, rather robust, had dark hair and eyes — I might 
add to this a little personal remembrance of my own. 

Other Families 355 

Shortly after my father moved to a farm near Kiantone I 
think it was about 1854, I rode down to Cobham on a cold 
winter day with James Clark, a runaway slave who claimed 
to be the Harris of Mrs. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin — Isaac 
Connelly who was an abolitionist entertained him and Clark 
gave a lecture at Tidioute, Pa. He had eleven children — 
Sarah, Susan, Rebecca, Fletcher, Polly, Rachael and Whit- 
field. Sarah married Erastus Rouse. Susan married Perry 
McGee — afterward Peter Smith. Rebecca married Edward 
Patterson. Fletcher married Aurelia Trask. Rachael mar- 
ried Luke Smith, afterward James Russell, Polly married 
Oliver Chase. Whitfield married Lucy Rowley. All of this 
family are not now living. I have not sufficient data to con- 
tinue the history of Isaac Connely's family. No doubt the 
various members might be able to furnish it. 

I regret that I have not been able to get as complete a 
record of the other members of the family of Isaac 1st as 
I have given of Isaac the 2nd. 

No doubt there are many of the descendants of William 
Connelly present. Rev. William Connelly, as you knew, 
lived at Franklin and was a very eloquent pioneer Meth- 
odist minister. We copy from the letter of Rev. J. H. 
Vance, which we read at last year's reunion which will bear 
repetition, he said: "When I knew the Rev. Mr. Connelly 
he was a very old man but a very interesting talker; he 
held the attention of the whole company an hour at a time 
with reminiscences of early experiences as a Methodist 
preacher. W^e learn that he died at the home of his grand 
daughter, Mrs. John S. McCalmont, at Franklin in 1872, 
aged 97 years. 

Looking upon the portrait of our extraordinarily hand- 
some ancestor and then upon the face of his male descend- 
ants, we are almost persuaded to believe that the Darwinian 
theory of evolution has slipped a cog, but then the only 
alternative for us to believe is that his good looks and gen- 
tility are descended to the female side and the ladies are 
his inheritors, but this involves a philosophic question not 
pertinent to this occasion. At all events we are all proud 
of this ancestor. 



"The Connelly family, we are told, is descended from 
Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Here- 
mon. The founder of the family was Eogan, ancestor of 
the Northern Hy Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ire- 
land, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Conally and signi- 
fies "A Light." The name is derived from the ancient 
Milesian name O'CONGHALAIGH. The Connelley family 
is a southern one in America. It has been our boast and 
pride that it was one of the first families in the ancient 
and honorable commonwealth of South Carolina. Thomas 
Connelly and his brother Edmund, and perhaps two other 
brothers, John and Henry, came from County Armagh, 
Ireland, and settled at Old Albemarle Point about the year 
1689. This settlement was moved later, to become Charles- 
town in the colony of South Carolina ; it is now the metrop- 
olis of the state of South Carolina, and the name is written 
Charleston. These brothers were men of fortune and af- 
fairs, and they obtained large grants of land from the pro- 
prietors of the colonies, one such grant embracing, it is 
said, a portion of the present site of the city of Charleston. 
It is said, too, that they never parted with the title to this 
tract. They engaged in town building and the purchase, 
subdivision and sale of large tracts of land in various col- 
onies, but principally in Virginia and the Carolinas. They 
induced many Germans to move from Pennsylvania to the 
Carolinas, so the tradition in our family says, a colony of 
whom they settled on their lands near the present site of 
Camden, South Carolina. In this business their descend- 
ants were also engaged, and it became necessary for them 
to send members of the family to live in different parts of 
the country, especially in Pennsylvania and Virginia, to 
prevail on persons to migrate to the lands and towns in the 
Carolinas. And they engaged largely in traffic and mer- 
chandising by sea, owning vessels that plied between the 
different colonies and which visited the West India Islands. 
They also traded with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. 
In the Revolution the Connelleys fought in the patriot arm- 


Arms Of The Connelly Family 

Other Families 357 

ies of Virginia, the Carolinas, and Pennsylvania. They 
served under Washington, Green, Morgan, Gates, Howard 
(of Maryland), Lincoln, and Charles Cotesworth Pickney. 
At the close of the Revolution many of them moved to the 
West, and the family became still more w^idely scattered. 
There is a belt of them extending across Ohio, Indiana, Illi- 
nois and Central Missouri. Some members of the family 
settled at a very early day in the wilderness of Northwest- 
ern Pennsylvania, and many of their descendants are found 

(From the Founding of Harman's Station) 
by William Elsey Connelley." 

"To which is affixed a brief account of the Connelly family 
and some of its collateral and related families in America." 

Mr. Connelly states that: "The Clan MacAlpine is one 
of the oldest families in the world with an authentic history. 
A daughter of this old clan — Edith MacAlpine — is the 
maternal ancestor of all the Connellys, and many other 
eastern Kentucky families. Captain Henry Connelly mar- 
ried Ann MacGregor probably as early as 1774, and there- 
fore claim descent from the most famouns clan in Scot- 
land, that of MacGregor. The clan have a society, which 
was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in June, 1909, and 
an invitation to "All in America who have the MacGregor 
blood in their veins" to meet at the National Hotel, Wash- 
ington, D. C, Oct. 8 and 9, 1909, to effect a permanent 
organization of MacGregor descendants, and doubtless the 
name of Connelly, in its various spelling, may be found 
many times repeated upon the list of members. 

"While there's leaves in the forest, and foam on the 

MacGregor, despite them, shall flourish forever." 

"The Connelley family was founded by emigrants from 
County Armagh, Ireland, who settled in South Carolina 
in 1689, being among the founders of Charleston. They 
were in all the patriotic movements to secure the independ- 



ence of America, Henry Connelley having been a captain of 
cavalry in the War of the Revolution in North Carolina. 
He was appointed by Governor Burke to raise a special com- 
pany to keep down Fanning, the Tory, and served five 
years. He was in the battle of Cowpens, Charlotte, Guilford 
Courthouse, and with General Greene in his masterly re- 
treat beyond the Dan River. At the close of the Revolu- 
tion he moved to Eastern Kentucky with his family. His 
descendants write their name in various forms, as is the 
case with many Colonial families. He was the great-great- 
grandfather of William Elsey Connelly. William Elsey 
Connelly was born in Johnson County, Kentucky, March 15, 
1855. His parents were Constantine Conley, Jr., and Re- 
becca J. (McCarty) Conley. He came to Kansas, arriv- 
ing in Wyondotte County, April 22, 1881. Constantine 
Conley, Jr., was a soldier in the Union Army in the Civil 
War, volunteering from Magoffin County, Kentucky. He 
was in the Fourteenth Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Wil- 
liam Elsey Connelley was the eldest child, a short sketch 
of whom may be found in Mackenzie's "Colonial Families 
of America." 

(A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, by W. E. 
Connelley, Vol. V, p. 2731). 

'The Connelly family is a southern one in America. It 
has been their boast and our pride that it was one of the 
first families in the ancient and honorable Commonwealth 
of South Carolina. 

THOMAS CONNELLY and his brother, Edmund, and 
perhaps two other brothers, John and Henry, came from 
County Armagh, Ireland, and settled at Old Albermarl 
Point about the year 1689. This settlement was moved later 
to become Charlestown, in the colony of South Carolina, 
it is now the metropolis of the state of South Carolina and 
the name is written Charleston " 

Thomas Connelly^ followed in the steps of his fore- 
fathers and dealt in lands and town sites. In this business 
he was often in Pennsylvania where, it seems he must have 

Other Families 359 

settled, as others of his family had done. Whom he mar- 
ried is not known, but in the light of recent reliable infor- 
mation, it must have been a Pennsylvania Dutch woman, 

Their son. Captain Henry Connelly, married Ann Mac- 
Gregor, dau. of Archibald and Edith (MacAlpine) Mc- 
Gregor. He was born May 2, 1752 ; she was born Feb. 14, 

Their son, Thomas Connelley'"' was born Jan. 25, 1777 ; 
married Susan Joynes. 

Their son, Henry Connelley*; married 1830, Rebecca 

Their son, Constantine Connelley''; born December 5, 
1831 ; married June 9, 1854, Rebecca Jane McCarty. 

Their son, William Elsey Connelley% was born on the 
Wolf Pen Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, March 15, 

For further data regarding this Connelley Family, see 
"The founding of Harman's Station," by William Elsy 
Connelly, to which is affixed a brief account of the Con- 
nelley family and some of its collateral and related fam- 
ilies in America. 


"The Clan Mac Alpine is believed to be the most ancient 
clan of the Highlands of Scotland. There is an old Gaelic 
tradition which says the origin of the clan was contem- 
porary with the formation of hillocks and streams. The 
McAlpines are descended from the ancient people whose 
successors became kings of Scotland for twenty-five genera- 
tions. The war cry of the clan is "Remember the death of 
Alpin," alluding to the murder of King Alpin by Brudus 
after the Picts defeated the Scots near Dundee in the year 
735. The seat of the ancient clan was in Argyllshire. The 


Clan Mac Alpine is one of the oldest families in the world 
with an authentic history. A daughter of this old clan — 
EDITH MacALPINE — is the maternal ancestor of all the 
Connelys, Conleys, Connelleys and many other Eastern 
Kentucky families." 

(The Founding of Harman's Station," by Wm. Elsey 


"Archibald Mac Gregor, of the Clan Mac Gregor, High- 
lands of Scotland, espoused the cause of Charles Edward, 
the young Pretender, in 1745, as did his clan and his 
country. He was a young man of fine stature and immense 
physical strength. His clan was not in the battle of 
Culloden Moore, having been stationed at another point, so 
it is said in family traditions, but he had been sent to the 
commander of the Pretender forces with despatches, and 
so was on that disastrous field. There he was dreadfully 
wounded, being left on the gory field for dead and his body 
stripped by the Royalist looters. He, however, revived 
and with great difficulty and much suffering reached his 
own country. There he was concealed until he had re- 
covered somewhat from his wounds, when he succeeded in 
escaping to the Colony of North Carolina, where so many 
of his countrymen were then living. There he married 
Edith MacAlpine, the daughter of a Highlander who had 
been in the battle of Culloden Moore, and who had with 
great difficulty escaped with his family to America. Mc- 
Gregor never fully recovered from his wounds. His daugh- 
ter Ann was born February 14, 1756, and some two years 
later he died. His widow married a Scotchman named 
Langley. Captain Henry Connelly married Ann Mac- 

(The Founding of Harman's Station, by Wm. Elsey 

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Christ Church, Philadelphia, Vol. Ill, Pa. Archives, 
2nd Series. 

1755, Oct. 27. Connelly, Margaret and William Nichol- 

1762, Oct. 14. Connely, Sarah and Daniel Rees. 

Note: In an account of William Connely, 
who died in 1871, it is stated he 
passed through Franklin, or Fort 
Venango, as one of a surveying party 
with his Uncle Rees in 1795. 

1798, Jan. 20. Connelly, Mary and William Moore. 

1803, May 11. Connelly, Jane and John Riker. 

1767, Apr. 22. Connell, William and Sarah Richards. 

(This may be a misprint, William Con- 
nely, father of Judge Isaac Connely, was 
probably married at about this date.) 

Old Swedes' Church. 
1767, Dec. 7. Conneley, William and Mertha Cox. 

(Or this may be the ancestor, as the name 
was often spelled Connely, Connelly and 

1779, May 8. Conneley, Robert and Mary Campbell. 

1799, Nov. 28. Connelly, Robert and Ann Melly. 

(One of these may have been the Robert 
Spoken of by Rev. David Kinnear.) 

1763, Mar. 2. Conneley, Dennis and Mary Kilkenny. 


1767. Oct. 5. Conneley, Joseph and Elizabeth Botte- 


1758, Mar. 23. Connelly, Margaret and Walter Berry. 

1755, Sept. 14 Connoly, Neal and Mary Macumtire. 

1782, July 31. Conoly, Mary and George Gilleckan. 

1766, Sept. 9. Garrigues, Rebecca and Henry Robinson. 

(She m. 2nd. Oct. 26, 1776, Isaac Con- 
nely, Ed.) 

1776, Oct. 7. Robeson, Margaret and John Robinson. 
(Prob. the 2nd wife of Isaac Connely, Ed.) 

Vol. II, 2nd Series Pa. Archives. Marriage Licenses. 

1773, Apr. 26. Connoly, Robert and Bridget Dunn. 

1767, Sept. 1. Connolly, Robert and Ann McMullan. 

1773, July 19. Connoly, Rebecca and Abraham Robinson. 

1772, Feb. 15. Connoly, Isabella and John McAimoyei. 

1765, Oct. 18. Connody, (prob. Connly, Ed), and Hannah 


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1091. JAMES DAWSON', b. 1753, in Ireland; d. March 
13, 1814, agd. 61 ; m. 
Elizabeth (Dawson?) ; b. 1758, in Ireland; d. No- 
vember 25, 1829, at Stewarts Run, Venango 
County, Pa., agd 71. Their children were: 

1092.* .i PHEOBE Dawson-, b. in Ireland 1770; m. 
June 27, 1821, 
George Wiggins (No. 4) ; she was his second wife, 
she died September 30, 1860, in Venango Coun- 
ty, Pa., agd. 90 years. 

MARTHA Dawson", b. and died in Ireland. 

ELIZABETH Dawson-, b. and died in Ireland. 

THOMAS Dawson-, b. in Ireland, February 
15, 1776 ; m. 
Hannah Connely (No. 881). 

1096. V. REBECCA Dawson-, b. in Ireland; m. 
James Allender (No. 1193). 

1097.* vi. JAMES Dawson% b. in Ireland. 

1098.* vii. JOHN Dawson-, b. March 14, 1793, in Ireland ; 
m. Nancy Lamb, b. near Bellefonte, Pa. 

1099. viii. MARY Dawson ; married 
Alexander McElhany. 

On the passage to America, the ship in which he sailed 
was attacked by pirates and some of the passengers were 
captured. Alexander's friends thinking to save him from a 
similar fate, put him to bed in the guise of a very old 
woman. He must have impersonated the character well, for 
the ruse saved his life. 


(1095) Thomas Dawson-, b. February 15, 1776; d. No- 
vember 27, 1851, is buried at Asbury Chapel, Venango 
County, Pa. He served in the war of 1812; m. 

Hannah Connely (No. 956), b. February 22, 1784; d. at 
Ripley Chautauqua County, N. Y., January 5, 1871. Their 
children were: 

1100.* i. JOSEPH Hemphill Dawson^ m. 1st. 
Maria DeCamp Grandin; m. 2nd. 
Marianne Stephenson Rohrer. 

1101. ii. REBECCA Dawson% b. February 17, 1807; 
d. January 14, 1867 ; m. 
John Siggins (No. 49). 

1102- iii. JAMES Guest Dawson% b. June 8, 1806, m. 
Nancy Dale, b. October 25, 1813. 

1103.* iv. SUSANNAH Dawson^ b. February 10, 1810; 
m. Thomas Haworth. 

1104. V. ISAAC Uans Dawson% b. November 2, 1811 ; 
d. July 27, 1886 ; m. 
Irene Ross, of Northeast Pa. No children. 

1105.* vi. ELIZABETH Dawson', b. March 10, 1814; m. 
Joseph Allender (No. 1191). 

1106. vii. WILLIAM Dawson", b. October 5, 1815; d. 

January 11, 1853; m. 
Sarah ; they had one son: 

1107. ORION Dawson^ 

1108.* viii. JOHN Wesley Dawson-, b. September 14, 
1817, at Brush Valley, Pa.; m. 
Emaline Ross, of Northeast, Pa. 

1109. ix. ASBURY DAWSON^ b. April 9, 1819, at 
Stewarts Run, Pa. ; d. May 4, 1904 ; m. February 
23, 1854, at Enterprise, Pa. 
Delia A. Spencer, they settled at Pleasantville, 
Pa. He lived for a time in Fredonia, N. Y. ; 
was a merchant and farmer; member of the 

Other Families 365 

Methodist Church, but later removed to School- 
craft, Michigan. Their children were: 

1110. i. WILLIS Dawson', who died aged two 


1111. ii. MARY Dawson\ m. A. A. Cox, of Santa 

Cruz, Calif. 

1112. ill. LILLIAN Dawson', m. Almstead, of 

Schoolcraft, Mich. 

1113.* X. RACHEL Dawson, b. March 25, 1821; m. 
George Simpson Siggins (No. 53). 

1114.* xi. HARRIET Dawson^ b. May 31, 1823; m. 
Hugh McCullough. 

1115. xii. HANNAH Dawson", b. July 31, 1825 ; d. Jan- 

uary 10, 1900. at Erie, Ja, ; not married. 

1116. xiii. CAROLINE Dawson% b. February 29, 1828; 

d. February 17, 1894, at the home of her brother 
Joseph Hemphill Dawson ; not married. 

(1097). James Dawson^ b. in Ireland; married, but 
name of wife unknown. Their children were : 

1117. i. JOHN Dawson% m. 

Susan Smith, a sister of Clinton Smith. Their 
children were: 

1118. i. GEORGE Smith Dawson^ 

1119. ii. A son who was accidentally shot and died 

aged 13. 

1120. ii. FLETCHER Dawson\ was in the Civil War 

and died in the service. 

1121. iii. NANCY Dawson", m. and removed to Jamaica 

Plains, L. I. 

1122. iv. ISABELLE Dawson-', m. ; lived in Chautauqua 

Co., N. Y. 


(1098). John Dawson^, b. in Ireland, March 14, 1793; 
died in Venango Co., Pa., July 1, 1893; m. 

Nancy Lamb, b. near Bellefonte, Pa., April, 1802; d. 
October, 1889. Their children were: 

1123. i. Dawson% b. October, 1822; m. 

Fagundas, they had several children, 

all of whom, except two, died prior to 1912. 

1124. ii. JOHN G. Dawson^ b. November 1828; d. at 

Brush Valley, Pa., in July, 1831. 

1125. iii. JAMES C. Dawson^ b. May, 1832; d. Sep- 

tember, 1842. 

1126. iv. EMILY Dawson% b. May, 1836 ; m. November 

2, 1864. 
P. F. Good, b. 1836, in Indiana County, Pa. Their 
children were: 

1127. 1. WILLIS E. Goods b. August 23, 1865. 

1128. 11. SAMUEL D. Good*, b. January 3, 1868. 

They were living in 1912 in Ashtabula, Ohio. 

1100.* i JOSEPH HEMPHILL DAWSONS a farmer in 

Venango Co., Pa.; m. Nov. 4, 1805; d. March 

10, 1870, in Ripley, N. Y., m. 1st December 25, 


Maria DeCamp Grandin, b. Jan. 21, 1806, in New Jersey ; 

dau. of (No. 1165) ; d. March 1st, 1841, in Venango Co., Pa.; 

he m. 2nd : 

Marrianne Stephenson Rohrer, of Kittaning, Pa., b. Sept. 

12, 1803, in Gettysburg, Pa., d. Sept. 10, 1872. Children by 

1st marriage: 

1129. i. MELVINA Clarissa DawsonS b. December 23, 

1833; d. February 22, 1900, and was buried in 
Tidioute. She taught school for several years 
and served as assistant to the postmaster at 
Tidioute ; was a member of the Methodist church 
and a strong advocate of the cause of temper- 
ance; m. January 26, 1882: 

Other Families 367 

Rev. George Reeser, of the Erie Conference; b. 
Aug. 28, 1815 ; in Northumberland County, Pa. ; 
d. October 30, 1896, in Tidioute, Pa. 

1130. ii. HANNAH Emeline DawsonS b. July 8, 1836; 

d. October 10, 1848, in Venango County, Pa. 

1131. iii. THOMAS Wurtz Dawson% b. Aug. 10, 1838; 

d. December 6, 1911, in Tampa, Fla. 

1132. iv. MARIA Harriet Dawson', b. November 23, 

1840; d. December 21, 1912, in Tidioute, Pa. 
She was a faithful member of the Methodist 
Church. Children by 2nd marriage. 

1133. V. RACHEL Josephine Dawson*, b. February 1, 

1848 ; d. February 16, 1852. 
This family were all Methodists. 

(1102). JAMES GUEST DAWSON% b. June 18, 1806, 
in Harmony Township ; d. February 20, 1855 ; m. 

Nancy Dale, b. October 25, 1813, (dau. of Jesse and Mary 
(Lamb) Dale.) Their children were: 

1134. i. WILLIAM S. DawsonS b. May 15, 1834; d. in 

Washington, D. C. 

1135. ii. MARY DAWSON*, lived with her two broth- 

ers on the old homestead. 

1136. iii. CAROLINE Dawson*, married 

Adam Knapp, they had 4 children, lived in War- 
ren Co., Pa. 

1137. iv. THOMAS Dawson*, b. June 9, 1841 ; moved to 

Iowa in 1865, and died there, leaving 4 children. 

1138. v. ISAAC Dawson*, b. November 30, 1843; a 

farmer in Warren County, Pa., has 9 children. 

1139.* vi. WALTER R. Dawson*, a twin of Jesse D. Daw- 
son. He was a well known and prosperous 
farmer, living on the old homestead consisting 
of about 300 acres ; he is a staunch democrat, as 


are his brothers, though he has never sought of- 
fice, he has served as collector, constable and 
pathmaster in his township acceptably and 

1140. JESSE D. Dawson% b. May 1, 1848; resides 
on the old homested. Served as road commis- 
sioner for nine consecutive years, was also col- 
lector and pathmaster for the Borough of 

1141. vii. FRANCES Dawson% married 

James York of Oil City, Pa., 6 children. 

1142. viii. EMMA Dawson^ married 

J. S. Grove, of Tionesta, Pa., 2 children. 

(1103) SUSANNAH DAWSON^ b. Feb. 10, 1810; d. 
May 24, 1891, at Stewart's Run; m. 

Thomas Haworth. Their children were: 

1143. i. BRONSON Haworth% named for Rev. Bron- 


LYMAN Haworth\ 

DAWSON Haworth\ 

MARY Jane Haworth% d. at age of 16. 

ASBURY HaworthS named for Bishop Asbury 

STELLA Haworth\ 

EMALINE Haworth*. 

HANNAH Haworth^ 

PLUMMER Haworth^ 

SERREL HaworthS a daughter. 

(1108) JOHN WESLEY DAWSON% b. October 5, 1917 ; 
d. August 8, 1890; m. 

Emaline Ross: Their children were. 



















Other P'amilies 369 

1153. i. WILLIAM Ross Dawson', b. December 18, 1844 ; 

d. March 17, 1916, in Tidioute, Pa.; m. 1875. 
Lavonia Richardson, dau. of Caleb, who was a 
brother of Cyrus Richardson, who married Mar- 
garet Jane Siggins (56). Their children were: 

1154. i. JOSEPHINE G. Dawson', m. Dr. Paul J. 

Opperman, of El Ora, Mexico, formerly of 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

1155. ii. MARY Dawson', m. Wallace R. Brown, 

Olean, N. Y. 

1156. ii. OLIVE Dawson% m. 

Rev. Frederick Fair, a M. E. Minister of Pleasant- 
ville, Pa. 

1157. iii. FLETCHER Dawson% named for Rev. John 

Fletcher, of Eng., a helper of Rev. John Wesley. 

1158. iv. ELIZABETH Dawson*, m. 


1159. V. HENRY Dawson*, lives in New York City. 

(1114) HARRIET DAWSON', b. May 31, 1823; d. 
August 29, 1896 ; m. 

Hugh McCullough, (a Scotchman and graduate of Edin- 
burg University). Their children were: 

1160. i. HANNAH McCullough*, m. 

James Siggins (55). 

1161. ii. WILLIAM McCullough*. 

1162. iii. MARY McCullough*. 

1163. iv. HARRIET McCullough*. 

1164. V. HUGH McCullough*. 

(1153) WILLIAM ROSS DAWSON, son of John and 
Emeline Ross Dawson, was born on his father's farm, near 
Neiltown, Forest Co., Pa., Dec. 18, 1844. Followed the 
life of a farmer until his eighteenth year when he answered 


the call to arms and entered the 121st Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers. Was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg 
and the Wilderness engagement. Was severely wounded 
and sent to the hospital at Philadelphia where he was 
obliged to remain almost a year ; he was then given a cler- 
ical position at Pittsburg, which he filled until the close of 
the war, after which he returned to Tidioute, Pa., where 
most of his life was spent. He followed the mercantile 
business. In 1866 he was appointed postmaster of Tidioute, 
Pa. He married Lovina Richardson in 1875, he died in 
March, 1916. His sisters, Mrs. Sterling of Minneapolis, 
Mrs. Fair of Pleasantville and a brother Henry Dawson 
of New York, survived him. 


1165. SAMUEL GRANDINS born on an island along the 

coast of France, came to America, settled in and 
passed nearly all his life in New Jersey; died 
1787, on an island near New York harbor; his 
three sons were educated, one for the legal pro- 
fession, one for the ministry, the other for the 
mercantile business; the last: 

1166. JOHN GRANDIN% b. 1775, in Morris County, New 

Jersey; d. 1842; in Pleasantville, Venango 
County, Pa. ; he gave up the mercantile business 
and taught school, later retired ; m. in New Jer- 
sey, about 1798-9. 
Catherine Hunt, a native of Sussex County, N. J. 
Their children were: 

1167. i. MARIA De CAMP GRANDIN% m. December 

25, 1832. 
Joseph Hempbill Dawson (1100). 

1163. ii. SAMUEL GRANDIN^ b. October 15, 1800, in 
Sussex County, N. J.; d. January 28, 1888, in 
Tidioute, Pa.; he worked as a tailor several 

Other Families 371 

years; on coming to Tidioute he engaged in the 
lumber trade, rafting timber down the Alle- 
gheny, amassed a fortune, persistently declined 
to hold any political office, was a member of 
the Universalist Church, helped in the develop- 
ment of educational institutions, was one of the 
most generous and enterprising pioneer settlers 
of Tidioute; m. October 4, 1832. 
Sarah Ann Henry, b. Oct. 12, 1807 ; d. May 11, 1852 
Their children were: 

1169. i. MORRIS Worts Grandin', b. Oct. 10, 

1833; d. Sept. 4, 1834. 

1170. ii. STEPHEN Girard Grandin\ b. Apr. 4, 

1835 ; was drowned July 24, 1851. 

1171. iii. JOHN Livingston Grandin\ b. Dec. 26, 


1172.* iv. WILLIAM J. Grandin\ b. Aug. 26, 1838 ; 

m. 1st, 1863. 
Mary Breunesholtz ; m. 2nd, 1881. 
Annie Merkel. 

1173. ' V. ELIJAH Bishop Grandin% b. Nov. 23, 

1840; m. Emma P. Williarhs. 

1174. vi. MARIA J. Grandin% b. Feb. 21, 1841 ; m. 

Adnah Neyhart, of Ithica, N. Y. 

1175. vii. EMMA Ann Grandin% b. June 29, 1849 ; 

d. Aug. 17, 1867, in Jamestown, N. Y. 

(1172) WILLIAM J. GRANDIN% by first marriage 

1176. i. FRANK Grandin% deceased. 

1117. 11. CHARLES Grandln% now president Mayvllle 
Bank, Mayville, N. D. 

1178. 111. WILLIAM Grandin, Jr.-. 


1179. iv. MARY L. Grandma 

By second marriage he had: 

1180. V. GUY M. Grandma 

1181. vi. ANNIE Grandma 

THE GRANDIN BROS., John L., William J. and Elijah 
B., established the Grandin Bros.' Bank of Tidioute, and 
were largely interested in the lumber and oil trade, also 
invested in western lands, including 38000 acres which is 
largely a grain farm; also one of 28000 acres of grazing 
land in Dakota. 


(1173) Elijah Bishop Grandin was born in Tidioute, 
Pennsylvania, Nov. 23, 1840. His father, Samuel Grandin, 
was a native of New Jersey, but located in Pleasantville, 
Venango County, in 1822 and removed to Tidioute in 1840, 
where he engaged in the lumber and mercantile business. 
His sons were all enthusiastic and successful business men 
and early in life invested in oil properties and they were 
pioneers in opening farming land in North Dakota. Their 
immense holdings in these and other interests called for 
keen foresight and business tact which the Grandin men 
possessed to a remarkable degree. 

Of Elijah Bishop Grandin, it has been truthfully said 
that he was thorough and painstaking, possessed of broad 
vision and executive ability seldom excelled. Judged by 
many standards of excellence, he was a great and good 
man. Those who knew him best ever found him a wise 
counselor and helpful friend. 

John B. White, one of his closest friends and life time 
business partner, said of him: "He was the best and most 
logical business man that I ever knew. His life was a 
very useful one; he was ever helpful to young men start- 


Other Families 373 

ing out in business. The world is better for his having 
lived in it." 

He made his home in Washington, D. C, for many years, 
once a year he returned to Tidioute where his happiest 
hours were spent among early associates and life long 
friends. He died in Washington, December 3rd, 1917, and 
was buried in Tidioute, Pa. 

1182. JOSEPH ALLENDER', b. in Ireland 1747; d. Aug. 
6, 1797 ; came to America before the Revolution- 
ary War, and settled in Pennsylvania. His 
wife was: 
Ann Their children were: 

1183.* i. ALEXANDER Allender% b. Sept. 26, 1770; m. 
Nancy Biggs. 

1184. ii. ELIZABETH Allender^ b. Feb. 27, 1774; m. 
Wilham Connely (876). 

ri85. iii. JAMES Allender-, b. March 23, 1776, in Cen- 
ter County, Pa., m. 
Rebecca Connely (880). 

1186. iv. MARTHA Allender-, b. Jan. 2, 1778, in Center 

County, Pa. 

1187. V. MARY Allender-, b. Jan. 22, 1784, in Center 

County, Pa.; m. September 28, 1799. 
William Kinnear^ Andrew', William-, James'. 

1188. vi. JOSEPH Allender-, b. April 22, 1786; d. June 

25, 1798. 

1189. vii. WILLIAM Allender-, b. Dec. 22, 1788. 

1190. viii. ANN Allender-, b. Feb. 11, 1792; m. 

Samuel Magee. (See Magee family.) 

(1183) ALEXANDER ALLENDER^ b. Sept. 26, 
1770, in South East, Pa.; d. May 31, 1824; m. in Center 
County, Pa. 



Nancy Biggs, b. Sept. 27, 1778, in London, Eng. (came 
to America with her parents in 1785) ; d. 1858. Their 
children were: 

1191.- i. JOSEPH Allender", b. Jan. 13, 1802; m. 
Elizabeth Dawson (1105). 

1192. ii. ALEXANDER Allender^ 

1193. iii. JAMES Allender'; m. 

Rebecca Dawson (1096), 

1194. iv. MARY Ann Allender«. 

(1191) JOSEPH ALLENDER^ b. January 13, 1802; d. 
June 25, 1878; m. 

Elizabeth Dawson (1105) ; b. March 16, 1814, at Stewarts 
Run, Pa.; d. Nov. 23, 1902. Grandmother Allender, as she 
was familiarly known, spent the last years of her life with 
her daughter, Hannah Siggins; loved and respected by all 
who knew her. Their children were: 

1195. i. JOHN B. AllenderS of Cleveland, Ohio, b. Apr. 

10, 1840; d. February 11, 1910; he lost an arm 
in the Civil War; enlisted in 1862 in Co. A, 121 
Regiment Penna. Volunteers; his two sons, 
Ralph and Jay, survived him; m. Sept., 1866. 
Anna L Rorer. 

1196. ii. HANNAH Malinda Allender^ b. July 2, 

1834; m. 
William Young Siggins (144). 

1197.* iii. ALFRED A. Allender*, Dec. 13, 1836; d. May 
1895; m. 
Margaret Marianna Siggins (153). 

1198. iv. THOMAS Whitfield Allender\ b. Feb. 26, 
1838; d. October 20, 1900, in East Hickory, 
Pa. ; m. 
Jane Range, dau. of Jacob Range. 

Other Families . 375 

1199. V. RACHEL Elizabeth Allender', b. June 2, 1842; 

m. 1st, 

McGrory ; m. 2nd, 

James Hunter ( ) of Mill Village, Pa. 

1200. vi. EMERY Allender', b. Sept. 20, 1845; named 

for Bishop Emery; d. February 29, 1848. 

1201. vii. CLARENCE AllenderS b. May 20, 1850; d. 

May 13, 1862. 

The old Allender home was burned about the time Clar- 
ence Allender died, and the old family bible containing 
the records of births, deaths and marriages was destroyed. 

1202. LEON A MAY ALLENDER ■, daughter of No. 1197. ; 

daughter of Alfred A. and Margaret M. (Sig- 
gins) Allender; b. October 4, 1873; m. Decem- 
ber 29, 1897. 
Edgar Birchard, of Cambridge Springs, Pa. 
Children : 

HAROLD L. Birchard^, b. December 23, 1898. 

ANNE Naomi Birchard", b. February 12, 1903. 

S. AUTUMN Birchard'% b. August 15, 1907. 




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In the History and Genealogy of the Mead Family of 
Fairfield County, Connecticut, Eastern New York, Western 
Vermont and Western Pennsylvania, by Spencer P. Mead, 
L. L. B,, may be found a complete history of this family 
from which we extract the following: 

In 1635 there arrived in Massachusetts on the ship 
"Elizabeth" two brothers: 

1206. GOODMAN (Gabriel) Mead, b. in England, 1587; 

d. in Massachusetts March 12, 1666; aged 79; he 
was the ancestor of the Mead family of Mass- 
achusetts; his brother: 

1207. WILLIAM MEAD\ followed the tide of emigration, 

which at that time was toward the Connecticut 
Valley, and became the ancestor of the Fairfield 
County, Connecticut, Mead family; in 1641 he 
was settled at Stamford, Connecticut. His wife 
died in Stamford, September 16, 1657. No rec- 
ord of his death has yet been found. Of his 
children : 

1208. JOHN MEAD% b. about 1634; d February 5, 1699; 

m. prob. 1657. 
Hannah Potter, of Stamford; they removed in 
1657 to Hempstead, Long Island, and in 1660 
to Old Greenwich (now Sound Beach) Conn. In 
1670 John Mead was propounded for a freeman 
of Greenwich by the Assembly, and was a mem- 
ber of the Assembly in 1679, 1680 and 1686. Of 
his children: 

1209. JONATHAN MEAD'-, b. abt. 1665; d. 1727; m. abt. 

Martha . Of his children : 

Other Families 377 

1210. JONATHAN MEAD\ b. abt. 1689; he removed to 
Nine Partners, Dutcess County, New York. Of 
his children: 

1211.* DARIUS MEAD', b. in Greenwich, Conn., March 
28, 1728; d. 1794; m. 
Ruth Curtis, b. May 26, 1734; d. 1791; finally set- 
tled at Meadville, Pa. Of his children: 

1212.* i. GENL. DAVID Mead", b. January 17, 1752; 
m. twice. 

1213. ii. ASHEL Mead«, b. August 9, 1754; killed in the 
Wyoming massacre in 1778. 

1214.* iii. JOHN Mead'^ b. July 22, 1756; m. 
Katherine Foster. 

1215. iv. RUTH Mead", b. April 16, 1761 ; m. 
Hugh Depree. 

1216.* V. DARIUS Mead", b. Dec. 6, 1764; m. 
Ann Hoffman. 

1217. vi. BETSEY Mead", b. June 1, 1669; m. 3 times. 

1218.* vii. JOSEPH Mead", b. June 25, 1772; m. 

Hannah Boone, a niece or cousin of Daniel Boone. 

1219. viii. HANNAH Mead". 



(1211) Darius Mead', b. in Greenwich, Conn., March 28, 
1728 ; was killed by the Indians, in Warren County, Pa., in 
1794. The following account is from the History of War- 
ren County. 

"In 1793 Darius Mead, with his sons, David, John, Darius 
and Joseph, and two daughters, emigrated from the Sus- 
quehanna River in what is now known as Lycoming Coun- 
ty, to the tract of land now embracing Meadville, from 
whom it took its name. 

By reason of the hostile demonstrations of the Indians 
they removed to Franklin, where was a fort and United 
States garrison. 

The following spring while the father was plowing a 
field, a party of three Indians came stealthily and sudden- 
ly upon him, seized and bound him hand and foot. They 
took him about twenty miles westerly into the woods, where 
they stopped to encamp for the night. While the Indians 
were getting wood, Mead succeeded in extricating one of 
his hands, and as one of the Indians was bending over 
kindling the fire. Mead stepped up and drawing a large 
hunting knife from the Indian's belt, plunged it into the 
Indian's heart, the other two coming up a desperate en- 
counter ensued, in which Mr. Mead was finally overpow- 
ered, brutally murdered, and cut to pieces with tomahawks. 

After the subsidence of the Indian, troubles, David and 
John Mead returned to Meadville; and in the spring of 
1799, Joseph and Darius removed to Warren county with 
their families, the former settling on Big Brokenstraw, 
where Mead's Mill now stands about one mile west of 
Youngsville; Darius located the farm more recently 

owned by Capt. James Bonner; m a year or two, however, 

Other Families 379 

he joined his brother, and with him built a grist-mill and 
two saw-mills ; this was the first gristmill in Warren coun- 
ty, there being at that time no mill within a radius of thirty 

Mead's mill, it has been said, was the Mecca to which 
the population of a large district made regular pilgrimages 
for supplies, in dry times many grists were brought forty 
miles to this mill ; the inhabitants of Columbus brought their 
grists in canoes. 

Darius Mead", was an acting justice for several years, 
and was hospitable and social in his habits ; he died in 
1813, and was buried in the cemetery on the original John 
Andrews farm ; after his death the mill came into the hands 
of John Mead", a nephew of Darius, who, with his brother 
William came in 1807, to work in the mills of their 
uncles Joseph and Darius. 

In 1813, Joseph Mead ispmoved to a farm on the Allegheny 
River, three miles below Warren, including the island which 
still bears his name, and passed the remainder of his life 
there; he died in March, 1846; his widow, Hannah, died 
on the 25th of February, 1856, at the age of seventy-seven 
years and four months. 

They were the parents of fourteen children, eleven of 
whom were living at the time of the mother's death ; many 
of the descendants of these hardy brothers are now living 
in Brokenstraw Township, and are worthy of their noble 



(1211) Darius Mead', 1728-1794. Served as a soldier in 
the 10th Battalion, Lancaster county, Militia (3d. class) on 
a tour of duty at Northumberland, 1781. He was killed by 
the Indians in 1794, near Franklin, Pa. 

(1214) John Mead^ 1756-1819. Served as a private 
soldier in the 10th Battalion, Lancaster County, Militia 
(5th class), under Captain Andrew Stuart. 

(1212) David Mead«, 1752-1816. Served as a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War, and also in the War of 1812 he ren- 
dered important service and received the title of General. 

John and David Mead, in 1788, established what is known 
as "Mead's Trail," which commenced at the mouth of An- 
derson's Creek, near Curwinsville, Clearfield County, Pa., 
and extended through Jefferson, Clarion, Venango and 
Crawford counties to Meadville which was established by 
David, John, Darius and Joseph Mead% sons of Darius and 
Ruth (Curtis) Mead. 

(Ref. Penn. Archives, 5th Series, pp. 1018-22. Mc- 
Knights History of Northwestern Pa., pp. 459-60.) 

(1212) GENERAL DAVID MEAD^ of Crawford Coun- 
ty, Pa. ; b. January 17, 1752 ; at Hudson, N. Y. ; d. August 
23, 1816; at Meadville, Pa.; m. 1st, 1774; 

Agnes, dau. of John and Janet Wilson of Northumberland 
County, Pa. She d. 1796; m. 2nd, 1796; 

Janet, dau. of Robert Finney, she d. 1826. Children by 
1st marriage: 

1220. i. Mead", d. young. 

Other Families 381 

1221. ii. WILLIAM Mead", who settled in Moline, 111., 

and had a son David^ whose son George Mead", 
served in the 19th Illinois Volunteers, Civil War, 
and was killed in action. 

1222. iii MARGARET Mead", b. June 19, 1781; d. 

June 19, 1829; m. May 21, 1799; Judge William 

1223. iv. Mead", d. young. 

1224. v. ELIZABETH Mead^ b. Nov. 19, 1786 : d. July 

14, 1811; m. abt. 1806, 
Hon. Patrick Farrelly, b. in Ireland, came to 
America in 1798; d. in 1826; Member of Con- 
gress, 1820-1826; Children: 

1225. i. DAVID M. Farrelly^ Member Pennsyl- 

vania Bar; b. March 11, 1807; d. Dec. 15, 
1890; m. Feb. 2, 1843, 
ELIZABETH Mead% b. Jan. 6, 1821 ; dau. of 
Darius Mead", she died January 9, 1894; 

1226. ii. JOHN W. Farrelly^, b. 1809; d. Dec. 1860; 

member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and was 
a Member of Congress in 1846. 

1227. vi. Mead", d. young. 

1228. vii. SARAH Mead", b. 1789 ; d. May 22, 1823 ; m. 

Sept. 13, 1816; 

Rev. James Satterfield. Children: 

1229. i. REV. MEAD Satterfield% died without 


1230. ii. ELIZABETH Satterfield% m. 

Mathews, of New Lisbon, 0. 

1231. viii. Satterfield", d. young. 

1232. ix. DARIUS Mead", b. September 3.0, 1791 ; D. 

July 25, 1871; m. , 

Sarah Louge, b. May 22, 1792; d. January 18, 
1872. Among their children were: 


1233. i. AGNES Mead^ m. 

Robert Getty, res. Rock Rapids, la.. 

1234. ii. ELIZABETH Mead«, m. 

David M. Farrelly. 

1235. iii. JANE Mead% m. James Spare, res. Ga- 

lena, 111. 

1236. iv. ELLEN Mead^ m. William J. Bole. 

1237. V. CAROLINE Mead^ m. J. S. Cornell, no 


1238. vi. DARIUS R. Mead«, removed to Chicago, 


1239. vii. HARRIET Mead^ m. Alex. McNamara. 
By second marriage General David Mead, had: 

1240. X. DAVID Mead", d. unm. in 1812. 

1241. xi. ROBERT Mead", went west, d. in 1848. 

1242. xii. CATHERINE Mead', b. Sept. 14, 1801 ; m. 

Lieut. P. Dunham. 

1243. xiii. JANE Mead', b. ; m. 

Rev. William Hutchinson. 

1244. xiv. MARIA Mead', b. April 28, 1805; m. 

William Gill. 

1245. XV. ALEX. J. Mead', b. Sept. 8, 1807; m. 

Fanny Rich. 

(1214) .JOHN MEAD^ was in War of 1812. b. July 
22, 1756 : d. .June 1819; m. Dec. 15, 1782; 

Katherine Foster, b. 1759 ; d. 1843, dau. of Robert Foster. 

1246.* i. WILLIAM Meads b. December 23, 1784; m. 
Susan Davis. 

1247.* ii. JOHN Mead", b. August 28, 1786; m. 
Sarah Hoffman. 

Other Families 383 

1248. iii. JOSEPH Mead', m. Ann Carr. 

1249. iv. ASHEL Mead", m. 

Susan Micker, and went to Missouri. 

1250. V. POLLY Mead', m. 

John Camp, and went to Missouri. 

1251. vi. CHAMBERS Mead", b. July 15, 1800; d. 1883; 

m. 1st., 
Nancy Harris, and had 3 children ; m. 2nd. 
Hannah Sample, and had 8 children. 

(1246) WILLIAM MEAD", b December 23, 1784; m. 
about 1807; 

Susan Davis, b. March 1, 1784; dau. of Elijah and Desiah 
(Little) Davis. Children: 

1252.* i. JOHN Mead% of Pittsfield, Pa. November 1, 
1808; m. Mary Ransom. 

1253.* ii. ELIZABETH Mead^ b. November 1, 1811; m. 
Philo Gurnsey Belnap (see Belnap family). She 

m. 2nd, 
William Roney, her brother-in-law. 

1254. iii. JULIA Ann Mead% b. December 7, 1813; 

m. 1st, 
Mr. Cobb. m. 2nd., 
Dr. Luther Chamberlain. 

1255. iv. RUTH Mead% b. February 13, 1816; m. 

William Roney, he m. 2nd. 
Elizabeth (Mead) Belnap. 

1256.* vo. ELIJAH D. Mead^ m. April 27, 1818; m. 1st., 
Polly Siggins. m. 2nd., 
Betsy Morgan, m. 3d. 
Julia Leffingwell. 

1257. vi. DRUSELA Mead^ b. October 31, 1820; m. 
David Hazard. 


1258. vii SUSAN D. Mead^ b. February 27, 1823; m. 

Hiram B. Waite. 

1259. viii. MARY Ann Mead% b. January 29, 1825; m. 

Robert Doty. 

(1247) JOHN MEAD, JR'., rebuilt the Mead mills sev- 
eral times, and finally sold the saw-mills to Mad. Alger and 
the grist-mills to H. T. Marshall. 

He married in 1809 Sallie Hoffman, and built his home on 
a piece of land given to him by his father-in-law. 

In 1814 he and John Garner bought the Mathew Young 
tract of 400 acres, for $2,500 — this tract contained nearly 
all the land now within the limits of the borough of Youngs- 

(1247) John Mead, Jr.'', was in the War of 1812. (Had 
a pension.) b. August 28, 1786; near Sunbury, Pa.; d. No- 
vember 4, 1870 ; in Warren county, Pa. ; m. Oct. 12, 1809, in 
Meadville, Pa. 

Sallie Hoffman, she d. aged sixty-two years. 

They had thirteen children: 

He m. 2nd Sarah E. Ireland, who drew his pension. 

1260. i. PHILIP Mead% b. Sept. 15, 1810; m. 

Nancy Siggins, b. Aug. 6, 1817. 

1261. ii. ELIZA Mead«. 

ELSA Mead^ 


JOHN C. Mead\ twin (he died in California.) 

SARAH Mead\ twin. 

ANNA Mead«. 

DARIUS Mead% b. 1824 : m. 1855. 
Kate Van Valkenburgh, of Erie. 













Other Families 385 

1268. ix. HENRIETTA Mead\ 

1269.* X. LAURA M. Mead\ b. March 8, 1832; m. 
John Andrew Jackson. 

1270. xi. STEPHEN Mead«. 

1271. xii. Mead\ 

1272.* xiii. NELSON Mead^ b. Feb. 1, 1835. 

(1272) NELSON Mead\ youngest child of John and 
Sallie (Hoffman) Mead; b. February 1, 1835, in Youngs- 
ville, Pa.; d. December 29, 1912, in Warren, Pa.; m. 1st, 
March 1, 1859 : 

Martha McDowell, dau. of Dr. McDowell and sister of 
Lafayette McDowell, of Youngsville, Pa., she d. in 1886, and 
he m. 2nd., October 3, 1888 ; 

Caroline M. Ostrander, b. March 19, 1850, in Tompkins 
Co., N. Y., dau. of John B. and Emmeline (Tichnor) Os- 

Nelson Mead grew to manhood on the home farm, early 
engaged in the lumber business, rafting the finished lumber 
to Pittsburgh and other river cities, engaged in the general 
merchandise business at Youngsville, but after several years 
removed to Corydon, where he continued in that business 
twenty-six years. 

He was County Commissioner in the years 1871-72-73 ; 
he was a member of the Corydon Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., and of 
the Warren Lodge, B. P. 0. E. 

He retired from active business in 1907 and settled in 
Warren. Children by first marriage : 

1273. i. CHARLES C. Mead% of the firm of Mead & 

Stewart; b. March 27, 1860; d. in Buflfalo, N. 
Y., before 1913. 

1274. ii. ALICE Mead«, b. July 3, 1865; lives in War- 

ren, Pa. 


1275. iii. GEORGE N. Mead", b. March 23, 1867 ; lives 

in Buffalo, N. Y., where he is engaged in the real 
estate business; married in Corydon, Pa., Octo- 
ber 5th, 1901: 
Ada L. Case, dau. of Frank and Ada Case. 

1276. iv. DR. HARRY Mead«, b. July 11, 1869; d. 1917, 

in Buffalo, N. Y. He was a graduate of the 
medical department, Buffalo University, Class 
1902, then took special courses in the hospitals 
of Germany, returning he located in Buffalo and 
continued the practice of his profession. 

1277. V. MATTIE Mead", b. June, 1872; d. January, 

The only child by second marriage was: 

1278. vi. MARJORIE O. Mead", b. July 5, 1891, a grad- 

uate of the Warren High School and of Mount 
Holyoke, Massachusetts. 

(1252) JOHN MEAD% of Pittsfield, Pa., settled on his 
150 acre farm 1838; b. November 1, 1808, in Brokenstraw 
Township; m. in 1832, in Brokenstraw Township. 

Mary Ransom, dau. of Amasa and Abbie Ransom, of 
Brokenstraw. Children : 

1279. i. ERASTUS Mead", enlisted Civil War 1862, 

served to end of war. 

RANSOM Mead". 
JOSEPH Mead". 
SUSAN Mead". 
ALICE Mead". 

















Other Families 387 

In 1887 all of the above nine children were living, and 
there were twenty-three grandchildren and two great-grand- 

(1260) PHILIP Mead\ of Meadville, Pa.; b. September 
15, 1810; m. August 5, 1841. 

(265) NANCY G. SIGGINS, b. August 6, 1817; dau. 
of Judge William and Polly (Wilson) Siggins. 

Children : 

1288.* i. ANNE Alduma Mead", m. 
Bryon J. Jackson. 

1289. ii. CALIFORNIA Mead ', never m.arried ; she was 
cashier of the Youngsville Savings Bank from 
1873 to 1906, when she was elected assistant 
cashier of the First National Bank of Youngs- 
ville, from which position she resigned in 1917. 
In 1896 she was elected as one of the directors of 
the Youngsville Public Schools for a three year 
term and was re-elected in 1899 ; has always re- 
sided in Youngsville. 

1290.* iii. WASHINGTON J. Mead', m. Jennie King. 
(See King family.) 

1291. iv. IRVINE S. Mead^ was a soldier in the civil 


1292. V. WALTER G. Mead', was a soldier in the civil 


1298. BYRON J. Jackson, of Youngsville, pa., b. Decem- 
ber 8, 1838, in Youngsville; d. September 1, 
1899, in Youngsville ; m. September 8, 1864, in 
(1288) ANNA ALDUMA Mead, b. November 26, 1844, 

in Warren County, Pa. 

(Byron J. Jackson was a son of Thomas and Eveline 
(King) Jackson; he was agent for the Philadalphia & Erie 
railroad in Youngsville, thirty-seven years; treasurer of 


the Borough ; member of the city council and of the Meth- 
odst Church, and a school director; he is survived by his 
widow and one son Gilson Lynn Jackson; R. G. Mead, a 
half-brother, and three half-sisters: Mrs. Sarah Davis, 
Mrs. Ella Mead Connelly, wife of Sidney S. Connely, and 
Mrs. Whitney of Pittsfield, Pa.) 

1294. i. PHILIP Geary Jackson^^, b. August 22, 1866; 

died young. 

1295. ii. THOMAS C. Jackson^", b. August 30, 1868; 

died young. 

1296. iii. ARCHIE C. Jackson'", b. August 28, 1870; 

died young. 

1297. iv. GILSON Lynn Jackson'% b. March 2, 1874 ; m. 

December 25, 1894; in Youngsville, Pa. 
Carettia A. Knapp, b. July 22, 1874 ; they had one 

1298. OBED Byron Jackson^', b. July 27, 1896; d. 

June 16, 1897. 

(1290) WASHINGTON J. MEAD% of Youngsville, was 
a soldier in the civil war ; m. June 10, 1874, in Youngsville. 

Jennie King, b. January 2, 1848; (dau. of John Hamilton 
and Martha (Russel) King, of Warren, Pa,). She attend- 
ed the Warren Public Schools and later graduated from the 
Painsville, Ohio, Seminary ; she taught school a number of 
years in Warren county ; was a member and a faithful and 
energetic worker in the Episcopal church; a charter mem- 
ber of the General Joseph Warren chapter. Daughters of 
the American Revolution. She died in Youngsville, Sep- 
tember 30, 19 — ; she is survived by her husband, one dau. 
Klahr, and her sister. Dr. Elizabeth King, who lived with 
her at Youngsville. Dr. King has since died. 

Their daughter: 

1299. i. KHLAR Mead'% b. Dec. 12, 1875, in Youngs- 

ville, Pa.; m. July 19, 1904: 






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Other Families 389 

George Ward Springer, of Willimette, Illinois; b. 
December 14, 1869; (a son of Milton and Mary 
(Ward) Springer, of Chicago, 111.). 

WINOGEN E. Springer", b. March 2, 1908. 

MARTHA Khlar Springer", b. Feb. 16, 1910. 

JANE Esther Springer", b. Dec. 5, 1913. 

(1216) DARIUS MEAD", 1764-1813. Removed to War- 
ren County, Pa. ; b. December 6, 1764 ; d. 1813, in 
Meadville, Pa.; m. about 1793. 

Anna Hoffman. Children: 

PHILIP Mead", b. 1794 ; m. Mary Coover. 

DARIUS Mead'. 



RUTH Mead\ 

BETSEY Mead'. 

ANNA Mead\ 

SARAH Mead'. 

(1303) PHILIP MEAD^ b. 1794, in Brokenstraw town- 
ship, Warren Co., Pa. ; d. 1861, in Brokenstraw township ; m. 
Mary Coover, b. 1795; d. 1883. Children: 

1311. i. WILLIAM A. Mead% m. 

Margaret A. Stranahan. Children: 

1312. i. BESSY F. Mead% 

1313. ii. GIBSON P. Mead% a farmer near Youngs- 

ville, Pa. 

1314. iii. LOUESA J. Mead', died at the age of 

ten years. 





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• • 





1315. iv. CHESTER K. Mead^ of Des Moines, la. 

1316. ii. BENJAMIN M. Mead^ graduate Buffalo Med- 

ical College ; d. in 1845. 

1317. iii. SUSAN D. Mead% m. 1841, Chester Kingsley, 

now dead; had sons and daughters now living 
in Texas, two in the practice of medicine in 
San Antonio. 

1318. iv. G. FILMORE Mead% of Pittsfield, was born 

1827 ;m. 1853: 
Caroline Hotchkiss, dau. of Rev. David and Abigail 
Hotchkiss, of Crawford County, Pa. 
Children : 

1319. i. HELEN De Ette Mead", graduate of 

Chamberlain Institute; m. J. R. Babcock. 

132a. ii. KNIGHTON T. Mead^ graduate of Al- 

legheny College, 1884. 

1321. iii. MARY A. Mead% graduate of Corry 

School ; m. Willis Eddy. 

1322. iv. ARLIE C. Mead% graduate of Allegheny 


G. Filmore Mead\ enlisted in the Navy September, 1864, 
and served under Capt. Rice, on the Reindeer; was trans- 
ferred to the Abeona, under Acting-Master Samuel Hall; 
was discharged at the close of the war. 

1323. v. WILBUR F. Mead«. 

1324. vi. STEPHEN L. Mead\ 

1325. vii. ULYSSES Mead«. 

(1218) JOSEPH Mead'\ b. June 25, 1772; d. March, 
1846 ; m. about 1794. 

Hannah Boone, b. 1779, d. February 25, 1856, aged 77 
years. Children : 

1326. i. EVA Meads b. April 22, 1795. 

Other Families 391 

1327.* ii. BENJAMIN Mead', b. October 5, 1796; d. 
1891; m. March 13, 1820: 
Almena Stebbins. 

1328. iii. RUTH Mead", b. September 15, 1798; d. July 
3, 1801. 

1329.* iv. DAVID Mead^ b. June 19, 1800 ; was the first 
white child born in Brokenstraw Township, 
Warren Co. 

1330. V. JOHN Mead", b. November 18, 1802; d. May 

5, 1857. 

1331. vi. RUTH Mead', b. April 22, 1804; d. July 7, 


1332. vii. WILLIAM Mead% b. February 7, 1806; d. 

Nov. 19, 1857. 

1333. viii. SARAH Mead^ b. March 4, 1807. 

1334. ix. DARIUS Mead^ b. February 4, 1810 ; d. May 

27, 1845. 

1335. X. MARY Mead^ b. December 7, 1811. 

1336. xi. GOODING Meads b. May 20, 1814. 

1337. xii. BOONE Mead', b. February 27, 1816. 

1338. xiii. ELIZABETH Mead", b. December 13, 1818. 

1339.* xiv. ABIGAIL Mead% b. March 20, 1820; m. 
David Beaty. 

(1327) BENJAMIN MEAD^ settled on a farm in 
Conawango Township in 1819 ; b. October 6, 1796, in War- 
ren County, Pa. ; m. March 13, 1820 : 

Almena Stebbins. Children: 

1340. 1. ABRIM Mead^ 

1341. ii. ZERINA Mead\ 

1342. iii. ROXY M. Mead«. 

1343. ir. CAROLINE Mead«. 








JOEL E. Mead\ 

MARIA C. Mead^ 

BENJAMIN F. Mead^ b. February 22, 1844 ; 
m. October 22, 1868. 
Penuel Falconer (dau. of James and Christina 
(Stuart) Falconer, Sugar Grove Township). 
Children : 

1347. i. WILLARD Mead^ 

1348. ii. WALLACE Mead''. 

1349. iii. RALPH Mead^ 

1350. iv. STEWART Mead^ 

(1329) DAVID MEAD', the first white child born in 
Brokenstraw, Twp. ; b. June 19, 1800 ; d. 1862 ; m. 
Martha Tuttle, dau. of John Tuttle, of Connecticut. 
Children : 

HANNAH Mead^ deceased. , 

JOSEPH T. Mead^ deceased. 

GEORGE W. Meads deceased. 

OREN Meads deceased. 

JAMES M. Mead*. 

ROBERT N. Mead^ 

LOUISA Mead«. 

MARTHA Ann MeadS deceased. 

RANSON G. Meads b. September 4, 1848, in 
Conawango Twp.; m. 1873: 
Julia Hogue, dau. of John Hogue, of Venango 
County, Pa. He attended the public schools of 
Warren, became a contractor and later owner of 
several successful oil wels. Is a popuar busi- 
ness man and highy esteemed; is a democrat; 
has served as councilman; is an active member 
of the Warren Lodge, No. 481, Knights of 



















Other Families 393 


"The Mead Family is among the oldest in England, It 
dates back to the time when surnames were first used in the 
Mother Country, immediately after the Norman Conquest. 
The origin of the name is doubtless found in the old Saxon 
word meaning meadow. The name of the family under 
consideration appears in various forms of Mede, Meades, 
and Meade, as well as Mead, and the use of the final "e" 
is still common with some branches of the family in Amer- 

Gabriel Mead, the immigrant ancestor, born in England 
in 1589, was an early settler at Dorchester, Massachusetts, 
where he was living when he was admitted a freeman May 
2, 1638. In the adjoining town of Roxby settled William 
and Richard Mead, known to be brothers. William Mead 
was very wealthy for his day and made a liberal bequest to 
the Roxby Free School. There was another William Mead 
at Gloucester before 1639, and a Joseph Mead at Stamford, 
Connecticut. Gabriel Mead died at Dorchester May 12, 
1666, in his seventy-ninth year. His wife Joanna became 
a member of the Dorchester Church about 1638. In his will 
which was proved July 17, 1667, he bequeathed to his wife 
Joanna and to his children, Lydia, Experience, Sarah and 
Patience, minors, not mentioning by name the elder children. 

Children : 

i. ISRAEL Mead-, bpt. Sept. 2, 1639 ; m. Mary Hall. 

ii. LYDIA Mead^, m. Oct. 19, 1652, James Surges. 

iii. EXPERIENCE Mead% bpt. Jan. 23, 1641-2; m. 
Dec. 4, 1663, Jabez Heaton. 

iv. SARAH Mead-, bpt. Jan. 4, 1643 ; m. Nov. 30, 1664, 
Samuel Eddy. 


PATIENCE Mead^ bpt. March 29, 1646-7 ; m. April 
28, 1669, Matthias Evans. 

DAVID Mead- ; bpt. July 7, 1650. 

For further records of the descendants of Israel Mead% 
see "Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Vol. II, p. 773." 




''Nathaniel Mead was an early settler in now Milan, then 
North East Precinct. He was a descendant of the sixth 
son of John Meade 2d, one of the earliest settlers of Horse 

Neck, now Greenwich, Conn. His wife was Martha . 

He held many offices in the Precinct organization and later 
when a town. His children living in 1798 were: 

i. HANNAH Meade. 

ii. SAMANTHY Mead. 

iii. RICHARD Mead. 

iv. SARAH Mead. 

V. JOHN Mead. 

vi. ELIZABETH Mead. 

vii. WALTER Mead. 

Walter Mead (vii.) settled in Pine Plains, N. Y., was a 
cabinet maker, and an accomplished workman; he made 
long clock frames and other kinds of furniture now to be 
found in old homesteads. He moved to Cairo Green Co., 
N. Y., in 1827, where he later married Elizabeth Winans 
and they had several children, one of whom lived in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, to be over eighty years of age." 

(History of Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct 
and Pine Plains, Duches County, N. Y.), by Isaac Hunting, 
p. 370. 

Other Families 395 


This is an ancient Norman family, the name was orig^inal- 
ly spelled Belknappe. The surname, like most Norman 
names, is from the name of a locality — a place of the beau- 
tiful hill: bel, meaning beautiful, and knap, a knoll or hill. 

The family attained distinction in early times in Eng- 
land; Sir Kobert Belknap having been created chief justice 
in the time of Edward II (A. D. 1375). The Belnaps' are 
also descended from the following New England Pioneers: 
Francis Hall, of Guilford, Mass. ; Thomas Burgess, of Sand- 
wich, Mass., and John Ayer, of Haverhill. 

1360. ABRAHAM BELKNAF, the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England, settled in Lynn, Massa- 
chusetts, 1635-37 ; and died there in September, 
1643; leaving a widow Mary, and children: 
Abraham-, Jeremy-, Samuel, b. 1627-28, was 
living in 1703; Joseph, b. in England, 1630; d. 
in Boston, Nov. 14, 1712; John, Hannah and 
Mary. His will is on file in Essex county pro- 
bate court, Salem, Mass. 

1361.* PHILO GURNSEY BELNAP, a descendant of the 
above Abraham', was bom about 1800-8; mar- 

(1253) Elizabeth Mead% dau. of William and Susan 
(Davis) Mead. Children: 

1362. i. DRUZILLA Belnap, b. 1839, in Pittsfield 

township, Warren county. Pa., m. 1865; (as a 
second wife) 
Benjamin Baird Siggins. (No. 760.) 

1363. ii. EZRA Belnap, d. unmarried. 


1364. iii. WILLIAM D. Belnap, m. 

Mary Greene, dau. of Dorwin Greene, of Youngs- 
ville, Pa. 

1365. iv. NIRAM P. Belnap, b. December 2, 1832; m. 

Caroline Kinnear, b. January 4, 1834; dau. of 
Robert and Jane (Alexander) Kinnear, they 
lived in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania. 

1366. V. ARCHIMEDES Madison Belnap, m. about 

1858-9 ; 
Ellen Fletcher (sister of Elizabeth Fletcher, first 
wife of Philetus Verow Siggins). Children: 

1367.* i. CARRA Myrtle Belnap, m. 

Spencer Langdon Blodget. 

1368. ii. ALTON Reno Belnap, b. Youngville, Pa., 
1865, lives in Bakersfield, Calif. 

1369. iii. AUSTIN Fletcher Belnap, b. Youngsville, 
July 21, 1880; m. 1906, 

Teasie O'Neil; they live in Bakersfield, Calif. 

1370. SPENCER LANGDON BLODGET, of Huntington 

Beach, California, b. May 7, 1859, in Sugar 
Grove, Pennsylvania, is a descendant in the 
ninth generation from Thomas Blodgett, the 
immigrant ancestor, who with his wife Susan 
and sons Daniel, aged 4, and Samuel, aged li/^ 
years, "embarqued" in the ship Increase from 
London, April 18, 1635; he settled at Cam- 
bridge, and was freeman in 1636; he died in 
1641 ; from one of these sons is descended Solo- 
mon Blodgett, who was a Revolutionary soldier, 
and greatgrandfather of Spencer Langdon Blod- 
gett, who married in Youngsville, Pa., 1877; 

(1367) Carra Myrtle Belnap, b. Youngsville, Pa., Feb- 
ruary 7, 1860; d. in Bakersfield, Calif., December 3, 1893. 

Children : 

Other Families 397 

1371. i. CLAUDE Raymond Blodget (served in the 

6th Regiment Calif., Volunteers, Spanish Ameri- 
can War) ; b. July 21, 1878, in Youngsville, Pa., 
married : 
Viola Garard, they have one child: Jean Blodget, 
b. 1914. 

1372. ii. PERCY Langdon Blodget (Mining Engineer), 

of Cobalt, Ont., Canada, b. May 24, 1880, in 
Youngsville, Pa. 

1373. iii. RUSH M. Blodget, Atty-at-Law, Van Nuys, 

Calif., b. December 3, 1881 ; in Youngsville, Pa., 
married : 
Beryl Lovena French, b. December 13, 1887; in 
Sacramento, Calif. 

1374. iv. DANIEL Archimedes Blodget, b. 1886, in 

Bakersfield, Calif., d. 1888. 

1375. V. MARIAN Bernice Blodget, b. March 10, 1888, 

in Bakersfield, Calif., married : 
C. C. Ramsey, they live in Santa Ana, Calif., and 
have one child: Carra Alice Ramsey, b. 1911. 

1376. vi. STELLA Carra Blodget, b. Bakersfield, Calif., 

1889; d. 1891. 

1377. vii. WARD Belnap Blodget, b. in Bakersfield, 

Calif., Dec. 29, 1890; Resides at Fellows, Calif., 
Oil Engineer and Chief Geologist of Santa Fe 
Ry. Co., served three months in 23d., Highway 
Engineers, war with Germany, Honorable Dis- 
charge to enable him to promote Oil Develop- 

1378. viii. LEWIS William Blodget, b. in Bakersfield, 

Calif., November 11, 1893; Atty at Law; res. 
Huntington Beach, Calif.; 2nd., Lieut. 13th In- 
fantry, U. S. A. War with Germany. 

The Blodgett family are descended in the ninth genera- 
tion from the following New England immigrants: Ste- 


phen Eggleton, 1638; John Tidd, 1637; Gregory Stone, 
1635; Isaac Steams, 1630; Walker Haynes, 1638; Nich- 
olas Cody, 1645; William Beardsley, 1635. The direct 
Blodgett line being: 


THOMAS Blodgett\ b. 1605, in England ; d. 1641, in Cam- 
bridge, married in England, Susan . 

SAMUEL Blodgett^ b. 1633, in England; married, in Wo- 
burn, Mass., Ruth Eggleston dau of Stephen Eggleston, 

THOMAS Blodgeet^ b. in Woburn, Mass. ; married : 

Rebekah Tidd, grand-daughter of John Tidd, 1637. 

JOSEPH Blodgett*, lived in Lexington, Mass., married: 
Sarah Stone, gr-granddaughter of Gregory Stone, 1635. 

JOSEPH Blodgett^ lived in Brimfield, married : 
Hepsebah Brown. 

SOLOMON Blodgett«, of Brimfield, Clinton, N. Y. and Gor- 
ham, N. Y., was a Revolutionary soldier married: 
Hannah Haynes. 

ARBA Blodgett^ of Clinton, N. Y. and Gorham, N. Y., 
married: Bebe Bullock. 

WILLIAM Owen Blodgett^ of Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania; 
married: Esther Ann Spencer. He was a soldier in 
the Civil War. 

(1370) SPENCER Langdon Blodgett^ b. in Sugar Grove, 
Pennsylvania, May 7, 1859; married in Youngsville, Pa., 

(1367) Carra Myrtle Belnap. 

Other Families 399 


1379. WILLIAM KING, the immigrant ancestor, bom 

Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England, about 1607; 
came to Salem, Massachusetts, in the ship Abi- 
gail in 1635 ; his wife was : 
Dorothy . Their fourth child: 

1380. JOHN King-, b. in Salem, was bpt. November 1, 

1638; m. September, 1660; 
Elizabeth Goldthwaite. Their fifth child: 

1381. JONATHAN King% b. Salem, February 1674; m. 

February 22, 1726, in Salem ; 
Alice Verry, and removed to Sutton, Mass. Their 
fourth child: 

1482. JOHN King\ b. January 19, 1737, in Salem; Lieut. 
Revolutionary War. m. January 10, 1757 in 
Elizabeth Town. Their fifth child: 

1383. JOHN King\ b. September 22, 1766, in Sutton; m. 

March 1784; in Sutton, later removed to Ward, 
now Auburn. 
Tamar Putnam, b. October, 1768; d. December 6, 
1819. Their second child: 

1384. COLONEL JOHN KING% b. February 7, 1787; d. 

October 27, 1842; in Warren County, Pa. He 
came with his uncles Nathan and Micah Put- 
nam to Warren County, in 1801 ; he enlisted in 
the Erie County Militia, War of 1812; served 
as ensign, and was later promoted to colonel; 


was sheriff of Warren Co. many years ; m. Au- 
gust 15, 1811; in Warren County, Pa. 
Betsy (Gilson) Stevens, widow of Edward Ste- 
vens and dau. of John and Patience (Graves) 
Gilson. Children : 

1385. i. JOHN Hamilton King% b. May 19, 1812; m. 

Martha Russell. Their daughter: 

1386. JENNIE King", b. January 2, 1848 ; married : 

(1290). WASHINGTON J. Mead.* (See Mead fam- 

1387. ii. PATIENCE Maria King% b. August 21, 

1814; d. Nov. 28, 1884; m. 
William Harmon. 

1388.* iii. RUFUS Putnam King% b. June 30, 1817, in 
Warren, Pa. ; d. January 7, 1899 ; married Sep- 
tember 17, 1844: 
Mary Sabrina James. 

1389. iv. JAMES Edmond King«, b. May 3, 1820; d. 

January 21, 1888 ; m. 
Sarah Kendall, December 31, 1851. 

1390. V. MALVINA Tammar King", b. February 14, 

1823; d. April 22, 1868; m. 
Ephriam Cowan, April 18, 1850. 

1391. vi. BETSEY Jane King% b. April 10, 1825; d. 

August 26, 1862; m. 
O. H. Hunter, January 6, 1848. 

1392. vii. GEORGE Washington King«, b. February 5, 

1827; d. July 2, 1889; m. 
Olive C. Gould, November 28, 1854. 

(1388). RUFUS PUTNAM KING«, of Warren, Pa., 
was early engaged in the lumber business with the late L. 
F. Watson, and later served as cashier of the old North- 
western Bank in Warren; also as associate judge, tax col- 

Other P'amilies 401 I 

lector, prothonotary and register of records, he took an ac- | 

tive interest in the schools and served thirty years on the | 

board of education ; was one of the organizers of the War- i 

ren library and one of the four men who laid out the Cen- 
tral Park; his home was at the old Gilson place on Penn- I 
sylvania Avenue ; he married September 17, 1844 : 

Mary Sabrina James, b. December 1, 1824; in Candia, ' 

New Hampshire, daughter of Joseph Young and Polly 
Sargent (Turner) James. Children: 

1393. i. BELLE Sabrina King", b. April 3, 1846; i 

Widow of William M. Stevens. 

1394. ii. RUFUS James King', b. Feb. 29, 1848; d. 

November 11, 1856. 

1395. iii. BLANCHE King', b. October 17, 1850; m. 

September 18, 1871 ; John Jay Boyce, b. Decem- 
ber 21, 1833; d. March 15, 1896, in Chicago; 
(son of William and Sally (Hay ward) Boyce, 
natives of New Jersey) ; he was in the employ 
of the Pennsylvania Ry. Company many years 
as a passenger conductor. Mrs. Boyce is a 
member of the General Joseph Warren Chapter 
Daughters of the American Revolution; Na- 
tional No. — 59022; her revolutionary ancestors 
were: Ezekiel Worthen, of New Hampshire; 
Nathan Putnam of Massachusetts; John King 
and John Gilson, also of Massachusetts; Moses 
Turner, of New Hampshire. Children: 

1396. i. BELLE Adelaide Boyce^ b. February 
19, 1879. 

1397. ii. ETHEL Blanche Boyce% b. January 17, 
1881 ; d. Sept. 14, 1909. 

1398. iii. JOHN Jay Boyce, Jr.% b. December 29, 
1885; d. in infancy. 

Mrs. Boyce lives at 312 Hazel Street, Warren Pennsyl- 



1399. JOHN GILSON, b. in Groton, Mass., in June 1750 ; 

d. in March 1811, at Warren, Pa.; m. in 1769, 
at Sunderland, Mass. 

(1403). Patience Graves, b. June 20, 1749. They were 
living in Sunderland, in 1783 ; he served in the Revolution- 
ary War; they removed to Salisbury, Litchfield, Co., Con., 
and from there to eastern Pennsylvania and finally in 
1803; settled in Warren, going there from Olean, N. Y., 
in canoes and flat-boats; where he built a log house; this 
was replaced in 1824, by the house still standing which has 
been in possession of the Gilson and King families for 
ninety-seven years. Children: 

1400. i. LYDIA Gilson, b. December 30, 1769, in Sun- 

derland, Mass. ; m. in Salsbury, Conn. 
John Owens, (she was his 3d wife), they had a 
daughter: Elsie Owens, b. in Salisbury, who 
married : George Fenton, they were the parents 
of: Reuben Fenton, "War" Governor of New 
York State. 

1401. ii. BETSEY Gilson, b. in Salisbury, in 1791; 

m. 1st: 
Edward Stevens, and m. 2nd, August 11, 1811: 
Col. John King.f 

Mrs. Harden, of Endeavor, and Mrs. 

McGill, of Tidioute, are descendants of John 

and and Lydia (Gilson) Owens. 

1402. iii. OLIVE Gilson, married: 


Mrs. Proper and Mrs. Hopkins, 

of Tionesta, are descended from her. 

Other Families 403 

1403. PATIENCE (Graves) Gilson, was descended from : 

1404. THOMAS GRAVES, the immigrant ancestor was 

born in England, before 1585 ;was of Hartford 
in 1645; and d. at Hatfield, Dec. 1662; his wife 

was Sarah John Graves, his son, 

b. in England, was killed by the Indians, in 
their attack upon Hatfield, in 1676; he m. 1st, 
Mary Smith, dau. of Lieut. Samuel Smith. 
Their son: Samuel Graves, b. 1657, was one of 
the first 40 settlers of Sunderland ; he d. March 

11, 1721; m. Sarah Their son: 

Noah Graves, b. Dec. 19, 1695; d. March 17, 
1773; m. Rebecca, dau. of Benoni Wright; their 
son Reuben Gilson, b. 1724, in Sunderland; d. 
March 11, 1778; m. Hannah Fuller, Sept. 18, 
1748; their daughter: Patience Graves, b. June 
10, 1749 ; married in 1769 ; John Gilson.f 



1405. ELIJAH H. DAVISS b. 1757, participated in the 
War of the Revolution ; d. 1823 in the northern 
part of Warren County, Pa. ; m. Desiah Little, 
and settled in Warren Co. soon after the war. 
They had six sons and three daughters. Chil- 

1406.* i. ABRAHAM Davis% b. March 22, 1782, in New 
Jersey; m. Nov. 12, 1807: 
Ruth Mead, b. Aug. 16, 1789, in Meadville, Pa. 

1407. ii. JAMES Davis-, was 82 years of age in 1887. 
1407a. iii. SUSAN Davis-, b. March 1, 1784. 

(1406). ABRAHAM DAVIS-, was an earljy teacher 
and became a successful farmer. He was also interested 
in the lumber business, and shipped lumber to New Orleans, 
via the Allegheny River ; he was b. March 22, 1782, in New 
Jersey; m. Nov. 12, 1807, in Warren County, Pennsyl- 
vania, Ruth Mead, b. Aug. 16, 1789 in Meadville; he d. 
March 14, 1863 ; she d. Jan 25, 1867. Children : 

ELSIE Davis% b. 1808; d. 1850. 

SUSAN Whitney Davis% b. 1809; m. 

ELIJAH Davis% b. 1813. 

DARIUS Davis^ b. 1815. 

WILLIAM A. Davis% b. 1818; m. Feb. 22, 
1839, Prudence A. Blakesle. 

JOHN Davis", b. 1819. 

ANN Devendorf Davis^, b. 1820. 










'' V. 





Other Families 405 

1415. viii. ASHEL Davis", b. 1824. 

1416. ix. P. FILMORE Davis'-, 1825. 

1417.* X. WILLARD J. Davis', b. 1828, in Youngsville, 
Pa.; m. 1850, Laura Littlefield, b. 1829, in 
Brokenstraw, Township; she d. 1868; he m. 
2d, Sept. 1869, Meda Root. 

(1412). WILLIAM A. DAVIS, b. April 18, 1818, in 
Youngsville, Pa. ; m. Feb. 22, 1839, Prudence A. Blakesley, 
b. 1820 in Crawford County; she was daughter of Reuben 
and Prudence ( ) Blakesley, who were born and 

married in Washington County, N. Y., and settled in Craw- 
ford Co. Pa., in 1817, where they lived and died. Children : 

1418. i. ROBERT E. Davis% b. Dec. 23, 1839; m. 

Harriet A. Hamblin. 

1419. ii. REUBEN P. Davis\ b. May 17, 1842; m. 

1866, Agnes A. Carrie. 

1420. iii. JOHN W. Davis% b. Nov. 25, 1844 ; m. 1867, 

Sarah Holt. 

1421. iv. LAURA A. Davis\ b. Sept. 8, 1848; m. 1866, 

Burt Hotchkiss. 

1422. v. SUSAN H. Davis\ b. Aug. 12, 1853 ; m. 1872, 

G. Y. Ball. 

1423. vi. CHARLES L. Davis*. 

(1417). WILLARD J. DAVIS% b. 1828, in Youngsville, 
Warren Co. Pa.; m. 1850, Laura Littlefield, b. 1829; she 
d. March 1868 ; he m. 2d, Sept. 1869, Meeda Root, of Farm- 
ington. Mr. Davis was a representative man of his town ; 
was a justice of the peace for five years ; a school director 
for twenty-four years, and active in all the interests re- 
lating to his town. He was reared on his father's farm, 
but at an early age gave his attention to the culture of 
bees, and is now (1887) one of the largest apiarist in West- 



ern Pennsylvania and is also engaged in general farming. 
Children of Willard J. and Laura (Littlefield) Davis: 

1424. i. WALTER L. Davis*. 

1425. ii. HOMER F. Davis*. 

1426. iii. MARY Alice Davis*, m. 1881, Mr. J. L. Bab- 

bit of Grand Valley. 

Children of Willard J. and Meeda (Root) Davis: 

1427. iv. GRACE Davis*, b. 1870. 

1428. V. JOE Davis. 

(Hist, of Warren Co. Pa. Edited by J. S. Schenck, pub. 
1887) p. XXV. 




Other Families 407 


The English forebears of the Kimballs were an ancient 
family of the county of Suffolk, The original orthography 
was probably Kymbolde, and several other forms of spell- 
ing appear in the English records, as : Kembold, Kembould, 
Kembolis, Kembolde, and Kemball, The American Kim- 
balls are the progeny of two brothers, Richard from whom 
are descended the Kimballs of Connecticut, and Henry, who 
spelled his name Kemball. The coat-of-arms given in the 
family genealogy is: Argent, a lion rampant, gules, upon 
a chief sable, three crescents of gold. Crest: a lion ram- 
pant holding in the dexter paw a dagger au propre. 

Richard Kimball, of Rattlesden, County Suffolk, who on 
account of the religious upheaval which was then at its 
height in the mother country, sought a home in New Eng- 
land, was among the passengers on the ship ''Elizabeth" 
which sailed from Ipswich, England, for Boston, April 10, 
1634. He was accompanied by his large family, and as he 
was a wheelwright by trade and a skillful mechanic, he 
proved a most welcome addition to the infant colony. Go- 
ing first to Watertown, Massachusets, he was made a free- 
man there. May 6, 1635, and the following year became a 
landed proprietor. In response to a demand for a com- 
petent wheelwright by the settlers of Ipswich, Massachu- 
setts, he subsequently removed to that town, and there 
spent the remainder of his life, plying his calling with 
energy and contributing largely to the welfare of the com- 
munity. His death occured June 22, 1675. His first wife 
whom he married in England, was Ursula Scott, of Rat- 
tlesden, daughter of Henry Scott accompanied him to 
America and died prior to October 23, 1661 on which date 


he married (second) Mrs. Margaret Dowe, of Hampton, 
New Hampshire. She died March 1, 1676. Richard Kim- 
ball was the father of eleven children, all of his first union 
and eight of them were natives of England. 
(Gen. Con. Fam.) 

man ?)^ January 1558, proved 10 March 1558. To be 
buried in the churchyard of Henchm. To my wife Sysley 
Kembold my tenement I live called Pogelle's &c. and a piece 
of land in Rattlesden, These to son Henry after my wife's 
decease, he may pay certain sums to his brothers and sis- 
ters. To son Thomas three pounds six shillings and eight 
pence, whereof thirty three shillings and eight pence at his 
age of twenty one years and then every year six shillings 
eight pence until the sum, three pounds six shillings eight 
pence, be fully paid. To son Henry a piece of land which I 
have in mortgage of Henry Bowie. To son RICHARD, 
six pounds thirteen shillings four pence, for to be paid by 
Henry Kembold my son, at his age of twenty one years. To 
daughters Agnes and Margaret Kembold thirty three 
shillings each at days of marriage and the same sum in 
five years. Wife Syslye and son Henry to be executors and 
Edmund Lever to be Supervisor." Bury Willis Book Bell, 
L. 542. 

(Gen. Gl. of Eng. by Waters, Vol. II. p. 1412) 

knacker, 20 September 1623, proved 8 October 1623. My 
kinsman Thomas Skott of Rattlesden, glover. My sister 
Kinswoman Ellen Usher. Andrew Bartholomewe. An- 
drew Fordham of Rattlesden. Elizabeth Bell. Prudence 
Webb. My kinsman Roger Skotte at one and twenty years 
of age. House in Norfolk my brother Whotlock gave me. 
Peter Devereux, minister of Rattlesden. Henry Skott a 

(Consistory of Norwich, B. Bradstreet, L. 125.) 

Other Families 409 

"WILL OF HENRY SKOTT of Rattlesden, Suffolk, yeo- 
man, 24 September 1623, proved 10 January 1624. To my 
wife MARTHA the house where in I dwell &c. during 
term of her natural life ; after that to my son Roger Skoot 
and his heirs forever. To Abigail Kemball my grandchild 
forty shillings at her age of one and twenty years. To my 
grand child Henry Kemball twenty shillings at age of one 
and twenty and the same sum each to grandchildren Eliza- 
beth and Richard Kemball at same age. To son Thomas 
Skott five pounds within one year after my decease. To 
Mr. Peter Devereau, minister of Rattlesden, ten shillings. 
Wife Martha to be executrix. 

(Bury Wills, Book Pearle, L. 117) 

"It was this very Martha Scott who, with her son Thom- 
as Scott and her daughter Ursula Kembold or Kemball and 
the latter's husband, Richard Kemball, took passage the 
last of April 1634, in the — Elizabeth, — William Andrews 
master, from the port of Ipswich in old England, and 
settled in Ipswich, New England." 

(H. F. Waters, Gen. Gl. in England, Vol. II. p. 1412) 

1429. "RICHARD KEMBALL came to this country in 
the ship Elizabeth, William Andrews, master, 
in 1634. He appears to have gone, soon after 
landing, to Watertown, Mass. Richard is said 
on the shipping list to be thirty-nine years old, 
but he was probably somewhat older. He was 
however, in the prime of life, and soon became 
a prominent and active man in the new settle- 
ment. He first settled in Watertown and his 
home lot is thus given by Dr. Henry Bond: 
Richard Kimball, six acres, bounded on the 
north by Cambridge, east by land of W. Ham- 
let, south by the highway, and west by the 
land of Edward White. This lot was situated 
a long way from the center of the town it is 
now in Cambridge, which many years ago an- 
nexed the eastern part of Watertown. He was 


proclaimed freeman in 1635 May 6; was a pro- 
prietor in 1636-7. Soon after this date he was 
invited to remove to Ipswich, where they were 
in need of a competent man to act as wheel- 
wright to the new settlement. Here he spent 
the remainder of his days. He was also grant- 
ed at the same time "40 acres beyond the North 
River, near the land of Robert Scott — His 
brother-in-law, Thomas Scott died Feb. 1653-4 
and he was joint executor, with Edmund 
Bridges of his will. On May 25, 1645, their 
official position was recognized by Thomas 
Scott, Jr., then a resident of Stamford, Conn. 

Richard Kimball was of the parish of Rat- 
tlesden, county of Suffolk, England, as is shown 
by the following entry on the parish register: 
"Henry Kimball ye son of Richard and Vrsula 
his wife baptized 1615 12 of August." 

Richard Kimballi married second, Oct. 23, 
1661 Margaret Dow, widow of Henry Dow of 
Hampton, N. H." 

In the will of Richard Kemball — dated 5, 
March 1674-5, is found mention of his daugh- 
ter Sarah — "To my daughter Sarah I give forty 
pounds to be payed the yeare & halfe after my 
decease and the rest five pound a yeare till it 
be all payd, also to her children I give seaven 
pounds ten shillings to be payd to them as they 
come of age or at day of marriage; if any dye 
before, that part to be equally divyded to the 
rest. And to my daughter Sarah above ss. ; I 
also give the bed I lye on with the furniture 
after one years use of it by my wife". &c&c. 
Children : 

1430. i. ABIGAIL Kimball-, b. County Suffolk, Eng- 
land; d. in Salisbury, Mass., June 17, 1658; m. 
in England, John Severans. 

Other Families 411 

1431. ii. HENRY Kimball^ b. 1616— or Aug. 12, 1615, 

Rattlesden, Suffolk Co. England. 

1432. iii. ELIZABETH Kimball, b. Rattlesden, Eng- 

land, 1621; no record of m.; she was alive in 

1433. iv. RICHARD Kemball^ b. Rattlesden, Eng., 

1623; d. May 26, 1676, in Wrenham, Mass. 

1434. V. MARY Kimball^ b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1625; 

m. Robert Dutch of Gloucester and Ipswich, 

1435. vi. MARTHA Kimbal^^ b. Rattlesden, Eng., 

1629 ; m. Joseph, son of Philip and Martha 
Fowler, who was b. in England in 1622, and 
killed by the Indians May 19, 1676 near Deer- 
field, Mass. He came to New England in the 
ship Mary, with his father, in 1634, and re- 
sided in Ipswich, Mass. 

1436. vii. JOHN Kimball-, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1631; 

d. May 6, 1698. 

1437. viii. THOMAS Kimball', b. 1633 ; d. May 6, 1698. 

1438.* ix. SARAH Kimball-, b. Watertown, Mass., 
1635; d. June 12, 1690; m. 

(1441) Edward Allen of Ipswich, Mass. 

1439. X. BENJAMIN Kimball, b. Ipswich, 1637; d. 

June 11, 1695. 

1440. xi. CALEB Kimball-, b. Ipswich, Mass., 1639; d. 


(History of the Kimball Family, by Leonard A. Morri- 



HENRY KemboldS will dated Jan. 4, 1588; m. Sysle 
( ) ; their son 

RICHARD Kimball-, (Kemball), b. in England, prob. in 
Rattlesden, Suffolk County; m. in England 

URSULA Scott, dau. of Henry and Martha (Whatlock) 
Scott; their daughter 

SARAH Kimball% m. Edward Allen of Ipswich, N. E. ; 
their son 

EDWARD Allen\ m. Mercy Painter; 
their son 

WILLIAM Aliens m. Mary Budd ; 
their son 

JAMES Allen'', m. Margaret Anderson; 
their son 

MALCUM Allen", m. Mary Cunningham ; 
their son 

WILLIAM Allen^ m. Elizabeth Tilford; 
their daughter 

SARAH Ann Allen", m. Samuel Scott Walker; 
their daughter 

ELIABETH Erma Walker^", m. Benjamin Baird Siggins; 
their daughter 

EMMA Siggins", m. John Barber White; 
their children 

EMMA Ruth White, 

RAYMOND Baird White. 

Other Families 413 


ARTHUR ALLEN", the emigrant, was in 1667, as stat- 
ed by himself to be sixty-five years. He died in 1670. He 
calls Daniel Tucker (aged fifty-five in 1667) "brother". 
As Tucker was the younger of the two, Allen's wife Alice 
was probably Alice Tucker. This view is confirmed by a 
grant dated March 13, 1649 to Arthur Allen, of 200 acres, 
between Lawne's Creek and Chippoakes Creek, for im- 
porting into the colony, four persons viz,: Alice Tucker, 
Wm. Eyers, Wm. Moss, and Thomas Rastell (Land regis- 
ter). Daniel Tucker of York County, died before 1664, 
leaving a daughter Dorothy, who married, first, Capt. 
Brian Smith ; secondly, Hugh Owen. His widow Margaret 
married Major Joseph Croshaw, of York County, whose 
daughter, Unity, married John West, of West Point, Vir- 

(William and Mary Quarterly, 6. p. 130.) 

MATTHEW ALLEN', born in England— was in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., 1632; d. 1670 in Windsor. In Mr. Henry 
Water's "Genealogical Gleanings in England, Vol. H. p. 
932, is the v/ill of William Thorne of Eastdown, Devon, 17 
February 1637; which reads in part" All these legacies 
to be paid out of the lands and "demeneaes" which I late- 
ly bought of one Mr. Matthew Allyn. To William Allyn 
my godson, son of Edward Allyn" &c &c. "I have little 
doubt that the Mr. Matthew Allyn here referred to as hav- 
ing sold lands to William Thorne, was our Mr. Matthew Al- 
lyn of Cambridge, Mass., and afterwards of Hartford 
and Windsor, Connecticut. He and (his kinsman) Thomas 
Allyn (or Allen) of Barnstable, Massachusetts, are fre- 
quently referred to in Lechford's Note-Book, and especial- 
ly in connection with Devonshire and west of England 
men. On page 416 of that Note-Book (as printed) Mr. 


Matthew Allyn (or Allen) is described as lately of Bram- 
tom in com. Devon. &c. I have no doubt by Bramton is 
meant Braunton, near Barnstable Devon. East-Down 
(Eastdowne, as above) is very near both places. On page 
418 of the Note-Book (as printed) appears Thomas Allyn 
(or Allen of Barnstable N. E., conveying to John Eells of 
Dorchester, N. E., one house and garden in Barnstable, 
Devon, and referring to father-in-law, John Marke, of 
Bramton in Devon and brother, Richard Allen, of Bran- 
ton, aforesaid. Here then we may look for the home of 
Matthew and Thomas Allyn. 

(Signed) Henry F. Waters.) 

ALLEN — This is one of the names most frequently met 
in the United States, and is represented by many distinct 
families. Several immigrants came to New England. One 
of the earliest 

GEORGE ALLEN% born in England about 1568, under 
the reign of Queen Elizabeth, came to America with his 
family in 1635, and settled in Sagus (Lynn) Massachu- 
setts. He had ten children, some of whom had proceeded 
to this country and settled in the vicinity of Boston. In 
1637 George Allen joined with Edmund Freeman and oth- 
ers in the purchase of the township of Sandwich. When 
this town was incorporated Mr. Allen was chosen deputy 
— the first officer in town — and served in that capacity for 
several years. He was a conscientious Puritan, and a 
member of the Baptist Church. After the purchase of 
Sandwich several of his sons moved to that town with 
their families. George Allen died in Sandwich, May 2, 
1648, aged eighty years. In his will he named five sons: 
Matthew, Henry, Samuel, George and William; and also 
made provision for his "five last children" without naming 
them. From the fact that settlers of the name came from 
Baintree, Essex England about the same time, it is in- 
ferred that he came from the same locality. In 1632 Sam- 
uel and Matthew Allen and their brother Thomas Allyn (as 

Other Families 415 

he spelled it) came from Braintree and located at Cam- 
bridge, whence all of them subsequently moved to Con- 

(New Hampshire Genealogy. IV. p. 1997.) 

Lieutenant Josiah Standish, son of Miles Standish, mar- 
ried Sarah Allen, daughter of Samuel and Ann 

and grand daughter of George Allen'. 

SAMUEL ALLEN', from Braintree, Essex County, 
England, (some authorities say from Dorchester) ; came 
to Cambridge in 1632 ; removed to Windsor, 1635 ; d. April 

1648, a. 60. He m. Ann ; she m. 2d, William 

Hulburt of Nhn., and d. Nov. 13, 1687. This is the an- 
cestor of the famous General Ethan Allen of Vermont. 

THOMAS ALLEN (Dea), brother of Samuel Allen and 
Col. Matthew Allyn, came first to Cambridge, Mass., from 
England, in 1632; was freeman in 1635. He removed to 
Hartford with his bro. Matthew in 1635; he was twice 

married ; his first wife was Isabella . who died 

about 1678; he m. second, Martha Gipson (or Gibson), 
widow of Roger Gipson, of Saybrook, Conn., about 1680-1 ; 
he removed from Hartford, Conn., in 1650, with the first 
planters of Mattabeseck (Middletown), where he became 
a prominent man of the town, was chosen deacon of the 
First Church, 16 March, 1670 ; was a representative to the 
General Court, selectman, etc. Having no children, he 
adopted his nephew, Obediah, fourth son of his then de- 
ceased brother, Samuel Allen, of Windsor, Conn., who lived 
with him during his minority and received a large share 
of his estate. Deacon Thomas Allyn, died at Middletown, 
Conn., 16 Oct. 1688; his will is dated 15 Oct. 1688; and 
proved' Feb. 1689. His widow Martha, died at Middle- 
town, Conn., November 1702, her will was dated 30 April, 

THOMAS Allen (son) of Samuel Allen, bapt. 11 Nov., 
1604. Chelmsford Records, England. 


Deacon THOMAS Allen, is supposed to have been a son 
of Samuel Allen, of Chelmsford, Essex Co., England; he 
emigrated with the original Braintree Company, 1632, to 
Charlestown, Mass". 

(From Ancient Windsor, p. — 27.) 

MATTHEW ALLEN was here (Cambridge, Mass.), in 
1632, and in 1635, he owned an estate at the N. W. corner 
of Winthrop and Dunster Streets. He also owned the op- 
posite corner south of Winthrop Street. He was a deputy 
in the General Court 3 Mar. 1635-6 ; removed to Connecti- 
cut with Hooker and settled in Windsor, where he died 
1670, having had ch. John, Thomas and Mary. Mr. 
Allen sustained a high rank among his fellow colonists; 
held several town offices; served as juror, deputy magis- 
trate, and assistant, in the Colony government. He was 
appointed by the Colony, in 1660 and 1664, one of the 
"Commissioners of the United Colonies", and office fully 
equal in dignity and importance to that of Senator in the 
Congress of the United States. — Hinman and Hazzard. 

(From History of Cambridge, p. — 479.) 

tive of the movement in England, 1605-1616, which result- 
ed in the Plantation of North America by Englishmen, &c., 
by Alexander Brown. Vol. I, p. — 467, Anno Dom — 1610 
(1611, NS) 

"The names of such as have signed with the somes of 
"money by them adventured on 3 years toward the supply 
"of the Plantation begonne in Virginia, according to their 
"order of writeing for that business, remaininge in the 
"Register Booke in the hands of Sir Thomas Smith — 

"Citizens — 

"Thomas Scott, 37, L. 10s. 

"George Scott, 37. L. 10s. 

"Edward Alleine, 37, L. 10s. 

Other Families 417 


"John Greye. 37, L. 10s. 

"Edward Alleine, gent. 75, L. 

"Andrew Throughton, 37, L. 10s. 

"The adventures of the noblemen & Companies of London, 

"amounting to the some of five thousand pounds here re- 

"cyted makes up some eighteen thousand pounds mentioned 

"in our letter." 

p— 465. 

"This subscription list began to be circulated as early as 
"November 1610, if not before. The last session of the 
"first Parliament of James I., closed February 9, 1611, and 
"this list had evidently been circulated among the members 
"of the House of Commons, many oi whom signed it, of the 
"100 Knights, probably 75 served at some time in the House 
"and most of them were members. Of the 58 esquires, 
"about 25 were members. Of the 142 Citizens, and others, 
"nearly all were men of affairs of that day, merchants &c. 
"A good many of them, also, served in Parliament, some 
"became knights, baronets &c. All of the subscribers must 
"have been persons of considerable means as the smallest 
"subscription was 37 pound, 10 shillings, a sum equal to 
"one thousand dollars present value." 
p— 208. 

"The Second Charter to the Treasurer &c Co — for Virginia, 
"erecting them into a corporation & Body Politic & fur- 
"ther enlargement & explanation of the privileges of the 
"said Company & first Colony of Virginia. Dated May 23, 

Among other signatures attached are those of — 
"Edward Allen, (p— 216.) George Scott, (p— 218). 



"The name of Allen, being a Christian name, converted, 
in process of time into a family name, may have been borne 
originally by several individuals, nowise related to each 
other; but it indicates in all its spelling (such as Alain, 
Alein, Alleyn, &c.), a Norman origin. An Alain did in 
fact, come in with the conqueror, having commanded the 
rear guard at the battle of Hastings. Of the fifty fami- 
lies of the name, mentioned as still extant in the books of 
heraldry, many have arms of very ancient date. The 
Alleyns of Essex, in particular, bear the arms of an ancient 
crusader, viz : on a sable shield, a cross potent or ; with the 
crest, a demi-lion azure, holding in the two paws the rud- 
der of a vessel or. Motto : Fortiter gerit Crucem. These 
arms are mentioned as born, amongst others by Sir Thom- 
as Alleyn bart., of Thaxted Grange, and Samuel Alleyn, 
Esq., of Chelmsford, both in Essex. 

When Mr. Hooker of Chelmsford came to New England, 
in 1632, and a few years later (1636) to Windrso, Conn., 
he was accompanied by one of his congregation, MATH- 
EW Allen whose name appears frequently and promi- 
nently on the early records of the town and colony. Later 
appears the name of Samuel and Thomas Allen brothers. 
Samuel died in 1648, leaving three sons, Samuel, Nehemiah, 
and John. Nehemiah died in 1684. One of his sons Samuel, 
born in 1665, removed to Deerfield, then to Coventry, Conn. 
One of Samuel's sons Joseph was born in Deerfield in 1708, 
and died at Coventry in 1755. Joseph was the father of 
GEN. ETHAN ALLEN, who was born at Woodbury, 
Conn., Jan. 10, 1737, and died at Colchester, Vt., Feb. 13, 
1789. Heman Allen, of Chili was a nephew of Ethan Al- 
len's. Now the diligence and sagacity of the Rev. Dr. Al- 
len have for the first time established the fact that Ethan 
Allen's progenitor, Samuel, was a brother of Mathew Allen, 
and therefore of the Essex family of Alleyns. 

Other Families 419 

III. Samuel Allen, uncle of Heman Allen of Milton and 
Burlington, the Indian captive and Revolutionary soldier — 
who lived to be past ninety — preserved the traditionary his- 
tory of this branch of the Aliens, which, with some help 
from records, may be given as follows : An officer of Crom- 
well's by the name of Allen (whose christian name has been 
lost) emigrated to New England coming directly to Con- 
necticut — landing probably at New Haven. The date of his 
arrival cannot be placed much later than that of Mathew, 
Samuel, and Thomas at Windsor. He married in this coun- 
try and had seven sons and one daughter. Of these Sam- 
uel and Mary migrated to Elizabethtown, N. J. .John pur- 
chased a right in Deerfield, in 1671, although he may not 
have settled there at once. Edward joining at first, in the 
migration to Elizabeth, there married Mercy Painter, who 
used to relate, that in her early years, she had seen the 
head of King Philip, as it was borne through her native 
town. After his marriage Edward returned to New Eng- 
land, and settled with his brother John, in Deerfield at The 
Bars, in 1668. He died in 1740. Samuel, son of Edward 
(born 1702 killed by the Indians August 25, 1746), was 
father of Caleb, Samuel, Eunice Lamberton, (Note. A fami- 
ly name. The mother of Mercy Painter, Edward Allen's 
wife was a Lamberton — a name which stands forth in the 
early history of New Haven.) and Enoch. Caleb, lived and 
died at The Bars. Samuel was the Indian captive, after- 
wards a lieutenant in the Revolutionary army. Lamberton 
was the settler of Grand Isle. Enoch was the father of 
Heman Allen of Milton and Burlington. IV. Abishai Al- 
len, (an older brother of Heman Allen of Milton) who lived 
in the family of his Uncle Caleb at The Bars from 1787 to 
1795, preserved the following incident, which occurred with- 
in his knowledge. Gen. Ethan Allen made a visit to Caleb 
Allen for the purpose of comparing genealogies — in conse- 
quence most probably, of a tradition of relationship current 
in both branches, and known to Ethan Allen through his 
father, who was born in Deerfield. The result of this ses- 
sion of the two old gentlemen — who undoubtedly, like most 


seniors of that day, carried in their heads an inexhaustible 
store of genealogical facts — was that the tradition of re- 
lationship was fully confirmed. There is nothing in what 
we do not know to invalidate this decision ; and it was based 
On much, without a doubt which we do know. It must 
therefore, I think, be taken as conclusive. If so when the 
progenitor of the Deerfield (N. H.) branch must have been 
another brother of Matthew — one who (like Samuel and 
Thomas) came to Connecticut later and in no direct associa- 
tion with him. If so again the two Heman Aliens were, as 
I have said probably related by blood, and both of the Es- 
sex family and descendants of that stout Christain warrior 
"who bravely bore the cross". 

Signed G. A. 

In the Vermont Gazetteer, published 1876 Volume I. page, 
606 there is found very interesting genealogical informa- 
tion regarding the Allen Family ; written by George Allen, 
Professor in the University of Pennsylvania. We take the 
liberty of inserting it here, with the above sketch, namely 
the "Genealogical Appendix" which follows the record of 
his family. 


"Edward Allen of Ipswich. Came from Scotland to New 
England in 1636; m. Kimball and had 15s. and 3 dau. (M. 
S., letter of Hon. Joseph C. Allen) Hubbard mentions the 
burning of his barn by lightning 1670." 

(Gen. Reg. of First Sett, of New Eng. by John Farmer.) 

"Edward Allen of Ipswich, says a very doubtful tradition, 
came from Scotland 1636; m. Kimball, and had, as runs the 
same story fifteen s. and three d's (That account was given 
by Hon. Samuel C. Allen to Farmer). In Hist, of Hubbard, 
wh. was his neighbor the bur. of his barn 1679 was ment. 

Other Families 421 

With w. Sarah wh. d. 12 June 1696, he removed to Suffield, 
having had nine ch. and there had one b. 1683, and ano. 
1685. of seven sons the names are told, but without dates 
exc. John, wh. is said to have been b. a. 1660, and was 
killed by the Indians 11 May 1704 at Deerfield where he 
had lived from 1685; Edward wh. also lived at D. there d. 
1740 leaving a fam. ; William, who d. at Suffield 1702 ; Ben- 
jamin, the anc. of Hon. Samuel C. who settled at Deerfield; 
David and SAMUEL, both it is said went to N. J. ; Caleb, b. 
Mar. 1685, prob. youngest child; four dau's are named; 
Sarah; m. 21 April 1685 Edward Smith; Martha, m. Sam- 
uel Kent, Jr. Abigail, m. Timothy Palmer; Mary, of whom 
nothing is told." 

(Savage Gene. Die. Vol. I.) 

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1441. "EDWARD ALLEN^ weaver, of Ipswich, 1658; in 
1662 he was occupying a farm owned by Rev. 
John Norton of Boston; in 1670 his barn was 
burned by lightning, with 60 loads of barley ; in 
1678 he received a grant of 60 acres of land at 
Suffield, Conn., where he d. Nov. 21, 1696. In 
his will, made one week before his death, he pro- 
vides for his five younger sons, at Suff. and his 
two younger daus., Elizabeth and Sarah. The 
older daus. are not mentioned and were probably 
both dead. He provided that Samuel should live 
with Benjamin, and Caleb with David, until 
they were 21; the older brothers to teach the 
younger the "art or trade of a weaver" and 
when they came of age to build each a house and 
give each a cow." He m. Nov. 24, 1658, Sarah, 
dau. of Richard Kimball of Ipswich, who came 
from Ipswich, England, in 1634; two brothers 
of Sarah were killed by Indians, Caleb with 
Lothrop, and Thomas at Rowley the next year; 
she d. June 12, 1696, aged abt. 56. Children: 

1442.* i. JOHN Allen% b. Aug. 9, 1659 ; d. May 11, 1704 ; 
m. Feb. 22, 1682, Elizabeth Prichard. 

1443.* ii. SARAH Allen% b. July 4, 1661; d. Feb. 10, 

1444.* iii. EDWARD Allen', b. May 1, 1662; d. 1740 at 
Deerfield, m. Nov. 24, 1683, Mercy Painter. 

1445. iv. SARAH Allen', b. March 1, 1664; m. April 21, 

1685, Edward Smith of Suif. 

1446. V. ELIZABETH Allen^ b. Dec. 20, 1666; m. Nov. 

14, 1683, Wm. Prichard; she d. June 16, 1694. 

1447.* vi. WILLIAM Allen', b. March 12, 1668; d. 1702, 
Suffield; m. Dec. 29, 1692, Joannah Dibble. 

1448.* vii. BENJAMIN Allen'-, b. Sept. 1673; m. Oct. 4, 
1699, Mercy Towsley. 

Other Families 423 

1449.* viii. DAVID Aliens b. Feb. 1, 1675-6; m. Nov. 29, 
1711, Sarah Grosvenor and removed to New 

1450. ix. ABIGAIL Allen', b. March 25, 1678 : m. Tim- 
othy Palmer of Suff. 

1451.* X. SAMUEL Aliens b. 1679; d. Nov. 28, 1730; m. 
Nov. 22, 1706, Anna Hay ward; removed to New 

1452. xi. MARTHA Allen% m. July 28, 1696, Sam'l 


1453. xii. MARY Allen% b. Apr. 9, 1683 ; d. unm. at Dfd. 

Oct. 25, 1707. 

CALEB Allen^ b. March 31, 1685; d. Sept. 23, 
1761 ; m. 1721, Hannah Eaton. 

1454.* xiii. NATHANIEL Allen''. Will dated Aug. 21, 
1692 in Pa. 

Savage says there were "fifteen sons and three daugh- 

(1442). JOHN ALLEN% son of Edward and Sarah (Kim- 
ball) Allen, b. 1659; went with his father to Suff., where 
he took the oath of allegiance Jan.. 30, 1678, and had a 
grant of 40 acres Aug. 1685. All of his large family but 
one escaped in the attack of the Indians of Feb. 29, 1704, 
but on the 11th of May he was killed at the Bars and his 
wife was taken and killed in the woods. He m. Feb. 22, 
1682, Elizabeth, dau. of William Prichard of Ipswich and 
Brookfield. Children : 

1455. i. JOHN Allen\ b. Dec. 21, 1682; d. Apr. 3, 1683. 

1456. ii. JOHN Allen*, b. Jan. 14, 1684. 

1457. ill. RICHARD Allen% b. Sept. 17, 1685; d. June 



1458. iv. ELIZABETH Allen^ b. Nov. 4, 1686; m. abt. 

1705, Thomas Granger, of Suff. 

1459. V. SARAH Jane Allen% b. Jan. 4, 1688; cap. 

1704; d. May 14, 1715. 

1460. vi. JOSEPH AllenS b. Mar. 28, 1691. 

1461. vii. BENJAMIN Allen\ b. Apr. 8, 1693. 

1462. viii. EBENEZER Allen% b. Aug. 1696. 

(1447) WILLIAM ALLEN', son of Edward and Sarah 
(Kimble) Allen; b. 1668; he also had a 40 acre grant at 
Suffolk, in 1678; d. Nov. 15, 1711. He m. Dec. 29, 1692, 

Joannah Dibble, prob. dau. of Samuel of Simsbury; she 
m. 2d (pub. July 5, 1715) David Burt, of Springfield. 
Children : 

1463. i. WILLIAM Allen*; b. July 28, 1694; school- 

master, soldier under Capt. Sam'l Barnard in 
Rasle's war; m. June 15, 1727, Keziah Taylor, of 
Spfd.; d. at Wind. Jan. 1, 1732-3, leaving 7 

JOANNA Allen*; b. Apr. 21, 1696. 

SARAH Allen*; b. Apr. 28, 1699. 

SAMUEL Allen*; b. Oct. 8, 1701; sett, in 

EBENZER Allen* ; b. June 7, 1704. 

JOHN Allen ; b.* b. Feb. 24, 1706-7. 

HEPZIBAH Allen*; b. Mar. 14, 1710-11; d. 
Apr. 5, 1711. 

1470. viii. EPHRAIM Allen*; b. Apr. 4, 1712, posthu- 

(1448) BENJAMIN ALLEN'; son of Edward and 













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Sarah (Kimball) Allen, b. 1673, weaver of Spring-field 
1717-24 where he is lost sight of. He m. Oct. 4, 1699 

Mercy Towsley. Children: 

1471. i. BENJAMIN Allen'; b. Aug. 2, 1700; m. Abi- 

gail ; d. Dec. 22, 1720. 

1472. ii. EDWARD Allen' ; b. Aug. 16, 1701. 

1473. iii. JOSEPH Aliens 

1474. iv. MERCY Allen^ ; b. July 16, 1704. 

1475. V. DAVID Allen^ ; b. June 1, 1706; d. Dec. 29, 


1476. vi. MOSES Allen^ b. May 11, 1709; m. Oct. 11, 

1709; m. Oct. 11, 1739, Hannah Miller; d. Dec. 
29, 1755. 

1477. vii. ARON Allen^ ; b. Apr. 8, 1711. 

(1449) DAVID ALLEN^; son of Edward and Sarah 
(Kimball) Allen; b. 1675, weaver; removed to Hanover, 
N. J., abt. 1720. He m. Nov. 29, 1711. 

Sarah Grosvenor. Children: 
1478.* i. DAVID Allen*; b. Feb. 9, 1713. 

1479. ii. ADONIRAM Allen'; b. Mar. 8, 1714-15. 

1480. iii. JOHN Allen* ; b. Mar. 15, 1716-17. 

(1451) SAMUEL ALLEN'; son of Edward and Sarah 
(Kimball) Allen; b. 1679; d. Nov. 28, 1730; m. Nov. 22, 

Ann Hayward ; removed to Hanover, New Jersey, about 
1711, where he was a deacon. Children: 

1481. i. SAMUEL Allen* ; b. Sept. 3, 1707. 

1482. ii. JOB Allen* ; b. Nov. 20, 1709. 

1483. iii. ANN Allen* ; b. Apr. 4, 1712. 


1484. iv. MARTHA Allen* ; b. Sept. 19, 1714. 

1485. V. JONAH Allen*; b. Jan. 20, 1716. 

(1478) DAVID ALLEN*, b. in Northampton, Mass.; 
removed about 1743, to Monmoufb Co., N. J., where he ac- 
quired a large tract of land lying along the north shore 
of Squaw River; was a man of great energy, and as a 
pioneer laid the foundation of Monmouth County, which at 
that time included what is now known as Ocean County, on 
the south side of Squaw River. 

Children : 

1486. i. ADAM Aliens 

1487. ii. SAMUEL Allen% b. 1757 in Monmouth Co., 

N. J., soldier; m. 1776 Elizabeth Fleming; at 
the beginning of the war of the Revolution al- 
though but eighteen years of age, he raised a 
company of "Minute Men" whose self imposed 
duty was to guard the Jersey shore from Sandy 
Hook to Cape May. (See "American Ancestry," 
Vol. VIII, pp. 107-8). He died 1830 and was 
buried on his own farm by the side of his wife 
who died 30 years previous. Their son: 

1488. i. SAMUEL Fleming Allen% b. July 21, 

1791, in Monmouth Co., N. J.; m. May 4, 
1828, Phoeby Gobell; was a soldier in the 
the war of 1812, Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas, and several times elected to 
both branches of the State Legislature ; re- 
moved to New York in 1846, where he died 
in 1882, at the age of 91. Children : 

1489. i. ETHAN Allen% of New York City; 

lawyer and soldier; b. May 12, 1836, in 
Monmouth Co., N. J. ; m. Aug. 20, 1861, 
Eliza Clagett, daughter of Darius Clag- 
ett and Providence (Dorsey) Bryce of 
Washington, D. C. Mr. Allen was grad- 

Other Families 427 

uated from Brown University in 1860, 
and was class orator, entered the N. Y. 
University of Law School, from which 
he was graduated in 1861, at which time 
he was made valedictorian ; immediately 
commenced the practice of law and the 
same year was appointed deputy U. S. 
District Attorney for the Southern Dis- 
trict of N. Y. Soon after the breaking 
out of the Civil War, he tendered his 
resignation for the purpose of accepting 
an appointment on the staff of Gen. 
Banks; the District Attorney declined 
to accept his resignation and appealed 
to Secretary of War Stanton to prevent 
Mr. Allen from entering the army, as 
his services were of more importance 
to the government in the position he 
then held. Soon after he received au- 
thority from Gov. Morgan of N. Y. to 
raise a regiment for the service, and for 
the time was commissioned Colonel ; 
raised 1,600 men, which afterward ren- 
dered important services in the south- 
west, continued his connection with the 
District Attorney's office until 1869, 
when he resigned and commenced the 
practice of law on his own account. He 
was one of the organizers of the Society 
of the Revolution and was one of the 
early members of the Union League. 
Retired from his profession in 1880 and 
made and extensive tour abroad. 

1490. 11. JOHN H. Allen'. 

1491. iii. CHARLES Franklin Allen'. 

1492. iv. ARON C. Aliens 


1493. V. THEODORE Freelinghuysen Allen% 

were all in active service during the 
Civil War. 

(American Ancestry, Vol. 8, pp. 107-8). 

Joel Mimsel's Sons. 

Eliza (Clagett) Allen, is descended from the Brice fam- 
ily. John Brice was born Haversham, England, 1670 ; 
d. Annapolis, Mr., Dec, 1713; m. Dec. 16, 1701 in Anne 
Arundel Co., Md., Sarah Howard, widow of Capt. John 
Worthington, daughter of Matthew and Sarah (Dorsey) 


In the Journal of American History, Vol. 3, 1909, p. 297, 
is an interesting article by Col. Ethan Allen, former Deputy 
District Attorney in New York, grandson of Captain Sam- 
uel Allen, of the American Revolution — Recruiting Colonel 
for the army during the Civil War — President of the Cuban 
League during the Spanish War, regarding hs grandfather, 
Captan Samuel Allen, in which he states: "Samuel Allen 
was born in 1757 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and 
was only eighteen years old when the "shot fired round the 
world" was fired at Lexington, and re-echoed at Bunker's 
Hill. He was one of an old and honored family who had 
crossed the seas and made a home in New England at a 
period almost as remote as when the Pilgrim Fathers land- 
ed, and a descendant of which family DAVID by name went 
over into New Jersey and settled on Manna-Squan, or Squan 
River, Monmouth County, about the year 1740, and here, 
in a then wild and unsettled territory, obtained possession 
of vast tracts of land. 

Other Families 429 

One son of DAVID, named Adam, long before the Revo- 
lution, left New Jersey and located in Virginia, on the James 
River, and a large family of Aliens in the Old Dominion 
is left to represent him. Another son, Samuel Allen, a 
Quaker by religious profession, and lame from his birth, 
father of Captain Samuel Allen, of whom I write, inherited 
from his father DAVID, on the north shore of Squan River 
a tract of land miles in extent, which, being by this time 
extensively under cultivation, placed the owner among the 
richest landed proprietors of the country. When the Revo- 
lution became rampant it found Captain Samuel Allen a 
youth of eighteen and feudal lord among his people because 
of his vast estate in land — burning with all the fire of ad- 
venture which had brought his remote ancestors from Eng- 
land to the weird coast of Massachusetts, and those less 
remote from New England to New Jersey." * * * 

"Captain (Samuel) Allen, in 1776, married Elizabeth 
Fleming, of a famly of ancent Scotch renoun, she died 
1800, and he in 1830, and was placed to rest under a favorite 
tree upon his own farm." 

"Stephen Fleming and Jacob Fleming (brothers of Eliz- 
abeth (Fleming) Allen, were captains in the United States 
troops, and served through the entire war. Stephen Flem- 
ing settled in Kentucky." 


"In the congregation of Rev. Samuel Davies, in Honover 
Co. (Va.), were five brothers of the name of Allen. Soon 
after Mr. Davies left Virginia these brothers with others 
of the congregation, sought locations in the more fertile 
lands along the frontiers, and made their homes on Great 
Guinea, in Cumberland. Four of these brothers successive- 
ly became Elders in the church in Cumberland County of 
which they were in part founders. DANIEL ALLEN, 


by his wife, Miss Harrison, had ten children, of which Gary 
Allen was the eighth, b. 1767. For his second wife he 
married the widow of Joseph Hill, with five children, Mrs. 
Joanna Hill. Her fourth child was William, from whom, 
through Dr. Hill of Winchester, very many of these cir- 
cumstances concerning the life of Gary Allen have been 
preserved to the public. * * * The first tour of mis- 
sionary service in that part of Virginia now embraced in 
the State of Kentucky, was performed by Mr. Allen and 
Robert Marshall, under the commission in 1791. In the 
spring of 1794, Mr. Allen removed to Kentucky in prepara- 
tion for a permanent residence west of the Alleghenys. He 
was married to a daughter of Gol. Fleming of Botetourt. 
Early in the spring, having accepted the call from Silver 
Greek and Paint Greek, Mr. Allen removed to Kentucky. 
On the 5th of August, 1795, he breathed his last, being 
in his twenty-ninth year, leaving a wife and one child, a 
daughter. His grave is in a burying ground near Dan-\dlle, 
marked by head and foot stones, erected in 1823 by the Pres- 
bytery of Transylvania. 

(From Foote's Sketches of Va., 2nd S., pp. 223-235.) 

BENJAMIN Allen; in 1734 with Riley Moore and Wil- 
liam White, removed from Monocacy in Maryland and 
settled on the north branch of Shenandoah, about twelve 
miles south of Wodstock. 

(Foote's, p. 15.) 

Other Families 431 

(1444) EDWARD ALLEN% son of Edward and Sarah 
(Kimball) Allen; b. May 1, 1662; d. 1740, in Deerfield ; m. 
in New Jersey: 

MERCY PAINTER. (The mother of Mercy Painter, 
Edward Allen's wife, was a Lamberton — a name which 
stands forth prominently in the early history of New 

He returned to New England and settled with his brother 
John in Deerfield, at "The Bars" in 1686. Edward Allen 
was among the earliest of those who renewed the settlement 
of Deerfield after the close of King Philip's War. His nam.e 
on the proprietors records, as the purchaser of a right, 
in 1686. The purchase of his older brother entered as 
John Allen, Gent., had been made before the war in 1671. 
The family has won a place in local history, by the large 
share it bore in the calamities inflicted on Deerfield in In- 
dian Warfare. In 1704 John Allen and his wife were shot 
down near their own home. Children : 

1494.* i WILLIAM Allen*, bpt. 1684, in New Jersey; 
removed to Pennsylvania. 

1495. ii. ELIZABETH Allen*, b. Mar. 11, 1687-8). 

1496. iii. MERCY Allen% b. Feb. 3, 1689; m. Apr. 8, 

1708, Peter Evans, who settled in Nfd. 

1497. iv. SARAH Allen\ b. May 1, 1692. 

1498. V. MARTHA Allen*, b. Nov. 6, 1694; m. 

Samuel Bardwell. 

1499. vi. JEMIMA Allen*, b. Feb. 4, 1696-7 ; m. March 

1, 1715. 

1500. vii. HANNAH Allen*, b. Feb. 12, 1698-9 ; m. Aug. 

25, 1735, John Stebbins. 
His 2nd wife: 

1501. viii. CONSIDER Allen*, b. May 8, 1701; d. May 

26, 1701. 


1502. ix. SAMUEL Allen% b. 1701, killed by the In- 

dians 1746. 
Children of Samuel Allen* : 

1503. i. CALEB Allen', lived and died at "The 


1504. ii. SAMUEL Allen-; captured by the In- 

dians, afterwards in the Revolutionary 
army (Captain under Shays). 

1505. iii. EUNICE Aliens 

1506. iv. LAMBERTON Allen^ ; was the settler of 

Grand Isle; m. Belding. 

1507.* V. ENOCH Allen-^ m. Belding; he d. 

1789, at the age of forty-five in Ashfield ; his 
children were: 

1509. i. ENOCH Aliens 

1510. ii. ABISHAI Allen«. 

1511.* iii. HEMAN Allen«, b. June 14, 1777 ; d. 

Dec. 11, 1844. 

1512. iv. ARETAS Allen«. 

1513. V. OBED Aliens 

1514. vi. MERCY Allen«. 

1515. vii. EUNICE Allen°. 

1516. viii. JOEL Aliens 

(1511) HEMAN ALLEN", b. June 14, 1777; d. Dec. 11, 
1844 ; m. Dec. 4, 1804, Sarah Prentis, dau. of Dr. Jonathan 
Prentis, of St. Albans. She died Dec. 1, 1850. 

Children : 

1517. i. HEMAN Allen", d. ; a freshman in the Uni- 

versity of Vermont. 

1518. ii. LUCIUS Allen^ died at the age of 19. 

Otpier Families 433 

1519. iii. GEORGE Allen", now (1867) Professor of 

Greek and Latin in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, Philadelphia. 

1520. iv. SARAH Allen', m. Rev. John K. Converse of 


1521. V. Allen', d. in infancy. 

1522. vi. CHARLES P. Allen^ of Port Kent, N. Y. 

1523. vii. JOSEPH W. Allen", of Milton. 

1524. viii. JULIA Allen^ d. at the age of 11 years. 

1525. ix. JAMES Allen", of Montreall, Canada East. 



Among the names listed as "Arrivals between 1682 and 
1688" in Pennsylvania we find : 

"George Painter and Ellinor, his wife, late of Haverford 
West in Pembrokeshire, in South Wales, Husbandmand, 
came in ye "Unicorne" of Bristow, Tho : Cooper Mr. ; ar- 
rived here ye 31, 8 mo. 1683: Children, Susan and Geo. 

Painter : servants Lewis 4 years Cloathes 

2 years & wages ye last two years; Jannet Umphries, 4 

(Hist, of Chester Co., Pa., p. 23.) 

Other Families 435 


Lamberton is a very ancient name, and is found as far 
back as the eleventh century. It occurs in Scotland, among 
the land holders of Ayrshire and Berwick-On-Tweed, 1097- 
1107, in the reign of King Edgar. John de Lamberton, was 
sheriff of Sterling from 1263 to 1265. The arms of the 
Lamberton family are: Arms: Argent, three escalloped 
sheels, sable. Crest: a stag's head at gaze, St. Andrew's 
cross between the attires. Motto: Volonte de Dieu. As 
the arms would indicate, the early members of the family 
probably took part in the crusades. During the religious 
persecution under the Stuarts, the Covenanters were mal- 
treated and harrassed until they were obliged to leave their 
own country and seek homes in Ireland. Among those to 
seek refuge in Ireland it is said, were three brothers by 
the name of Lamherton. One of these settled at the Giant's 
Causeway, the second near Londonderry, and the third in 
the same county. The Lambertons of Pennsylvania trace 
their lineage from the second of these whose name is said 
to have been James. 

(Allegheny Valley, Pa., Vol. II, p. 465.) 

1526. WILLIAM LAMBERTON', Robert^ James\ b. 1773 ; 
d. March 2, 1849 ; m. 
Elizabeth Gilfillan, who d. 1849. Children: 

1527.* i. ROBERT Lamberton% b. Mch. 20, 1809, on an 
old farm on the banks of the Foyle, about six 
miles from Londonderry, in county Derry, Ire- 
land. On reaching his majority emigrated to 
America, reached Franklin, Venango Co., Penn- 
sylvania, July 10, 1830, where he resided until 
his death, Aug. 7, 1885. He m. April 6, 1837, 


Margaret Seaton, b. Feb. 4, 1815, in Westmore- 
land Co., Pa., dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Ma^ds) Seaton. 

1528. ii. JANE Lamberton% married 1st., 

Jared Irwin; m. 2d., 
Dr. Bushnell of Ohio. 

1529. iii. JOHN Lamberton% remained in Ireland and d. 


1530.* iv. JAMES Gilfillan Lamberton^ b. March 21, 
1818; d. Dec. 25, 1903. 

1531. V. WILLIAM Lamberton\ m. 

Sarah Smullen, resided in Venango Co. 

1532. vi. ANN Lamberton*, m. 

James Shannotn, resided in Franklin. 

1533. vii. ESTHER Lamberton\ m. 

John Mitchell, settled in Philadelphia. 

1534. viii. ELIZA Lamberton^ m. 

William Cunningham, settled in Philadelphia. 

1535. ix. MARTHA Lamberton^ m. 1st., 

Samuel Cochran, 2d. 
William Neely. 

(1527) Children of Robert* and Margaret (Seaton) 

1536. i. WILLIAM John Lamberton\ b. Jan. 9, 1838; 

m. April 29, 1869, 
Sarah L. Raymond. 

1537. ii. ELIZABETH A. Lamberton^ b. Sept. 19, 1839 ; 

m. Nov. 30, 1858, 
Hon. Calvin W. Gilfillan. 

1538. iii. LEWIS Thomas Lamberton", b. May 2, 1841; 

m. Oct. 7, 1862; 
Martha A. Mithcell. 

Other Families 487 

1539. iv. SAMUEL Harkness Lamberton\ b. Dec. 21, 
1844; m. Sept. 12, 1868, 
Ann Eliza Smith. 

1540.* V. ROBERT Gilfillan Lamberton', b. Feb. 14, 

1541. vi. MARION Lamberton, b. Sept. 26, 1850; d. in 


1542. vii. MARGARET Jane Lamberton"', b. June 10, 

1852; m. Oct. 6, 1876; 
George P. Hukill. 

1543. viii. EDWIN Houston Lamberton% b. Oct. 21, 1854 ; 

m. Sept. 16, 1885; 
Annie Carrie Kirker. 

1544. ix. HARRY Lamberton^ b. Feb. 13, 1858; m. 

Feb. 17, 1886, 
Virginia Ella Hugho. 

Dec. 30, 1873, 
Luella Chess who d. Nov. 10, 1877 ; he m. 2d. Oct. 

21, 1880, 
Jessie King Judson, dau. of Dr. William and Cla- 
rissa (King) Judson. Children of 1st. m. 

1545. i. BERTHA C. Lamberton% b. March 8, 1875; 

m. State Senator Charles Mann Hamilton of New 

1546. ii. CHESS Lamberton", b. Nov. 1, 1877; Cashier 

of Lamberton bank of Franklin. 
Children of 2d m. 

1547. iii. GEORGE J. Lamberton^ b. Jan. 9, 1882; edu- 

cated in the schools of Franklin, Pa. and Review 
Military Academy at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
graduating from the latter, 1900. In that year 
entered Princeton University, but did not com- 
plete his senior year. After a trip through the 


438 SiGGINS AND j 


western states returned to Franklin, and now 

holds position as cashier. He m. Oct. 27, 1909, I 

Helen Elizabeth, dau. of Albert George and Susan \ 

(Jamison) Elvin. j 

1547a. iv. ROBERT Lamberton'% b. May 4, 1886; m. j 

Myra Morehead Plumer, and had i 

i. ROBERT G. Plumer Lamberton^ 

Other Families 439 


SETH JUDSON, was a native of Connecticut. He m. 
Mary Dewy. Children: 

i. EUNICE Judson. 

ii. WILLIAM Judson, b. Sept. 7, 1807 at Woodbury, 
bury. Conn.; m. Feb. 12, 1839; 
Clarissa King, dau. of Thomas, gr. dau. of Robert 
King, one of the early settlers of Erie county. 

iii. SOPHIA Judson, m. 

Col. Irwin Camp, of Erie. 

iv. MARRIETTA Judson, m. 
Dr. H. W. Vincent. 


William Judson, the immigrant ancestor of the Con- 
necticut family was born in England, Yorkshire tradition 
says, and came to America in 1634, to Concord, Mass., 
where he lived four years. Then he located at Hartford. 
Conn., and in 1639 settled at Stratford, Conn. His will was 
dated Dec. 21, 1661, and he died before Dec. 15, 1662, the 
daye of inventory. His wife Grace died at New Haven, 
Sept. 29, 1659, and he m. 2d. Elizabeth Wilmot, wid. of 
Benjamin Wilmot. She d. in Feb., 1682. Children, b. in 
England: Joseph, b. 1619, Jeremiah, Joshua. 



JAMES SEATON, lived at Drayton, Tyrone, Ireland and 
had a large family ; of these : 

i. GEORGE Seaton, m. Nancy Amberson and emi- 
gi'ated to America about 1778 and settled in the 
Ligonier Valley, near Greensburg; was a Capt. 
in the Revolution, the company in which he 
served belonged to Layfayette's division, after 
the war he settled in Westmoreland county, and 
had twelve children ; John, William, Robert, Eli- 
zabeth, Thomas m. Elizabeth Mavis; Jackson, 
George, Amberson, Jane, Mary, Nancy, and 

ii. THOMAS Seaton, Lieutenant in the same Co., in 
which his brother served. 

iii. ALEXANDER Seaton, served as sergeant in the 
same company. Came to America at, or about 
the same time as his brothers. 

Other Families 441 


FRANK EVLIN, of Peru, Indiana; m. 

Helen Elizabeth Brodrick. Children: 

i. ALBERT George Evlin, b. Feb. 26, 1865, North 
Vernon, Ind. ; m, Jan., 1887 : 
Sue Cole Jamison, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth 
(Culbertson) Jamison. Children: 

i. HELEN Elizabeth Elvin, m. 
George J. Lamberton. 

ii. IRMA Jamison Elvin. 

iii. RUTH Minor Jamison, 
ii. ANNA Evlin, m. Britton Runyan. 
iii. FREDERICK Evlin, m. Florence Taylor. 

James\ was born on the old homestead, near Londonderry, 
Derry County, Ireland, March 21, 1818, and died in Frank- 
lin, Pa., Dec. 25, 1903. He emigrated to this country and 
settled in Franklin, where he became a prominent mer- 
chant; for forty-five years (from 1842-1887), he conducted 
a large drygoods store in that city. He was a trusted and 
active member of the Presbyterian church for many years. 
He married Anna M. daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Whiting, of Chester County, Pa. Children: 

1548. i. HENRY Whiting Lamberton^ b. 1853, in 

Franklin; m. Dec. 7, 1897, 
Effie, dau. of George and Catherine (Wilhelm) 
Hemphil, no ch. 

1549. ii. MARY Jane Lamberton', b. Feb., 1855; m. 

James N. Craft and had : 


1550. i. GEORGE L. Crafts 

1551. ii. ANNA Craft^; m. 

J. G. Smith a merchant of Warren, Pa. and 

1552. i. HORTON Smiths 

1553. iii. CHARLES McGill Lamberton% b. Feb., 1857, 

Cashier of the Lamberton National Bank of Oil 
City, Pa. 

Other Families 443 


He is one of the oldest surviving members of the Venan- 
go county bar although during the past quarter of a century 
he has not been in active practice. He was bom in Mercer 
county, Pennsylvania in 1832. He is son of James and Jane 
(Adams) Gilfillan the oldest settlers of that county, having 
located there in 1797. Mr. Gilfillan obtained his education 
at the public schools and Westminster college, at New Wil- 
mington, Pa. He read law with William Stewart, Esq., of 
Mercer and was admitted to the bar in 1859. In 1857 he 
was superintendent of the Mercer county schools and 
served as transcribing clerk in the House of Representa- 
tives during the session of 1858-9. He was appointed dis- 
trict attorney of Venango county in 1861 and elected to the 
same office in 1862. In the latter year he formed a law 
partnership with Hon. Charles E. Taylor, which was dis- 
solved in 1867. In 1873 he retired from active service to ac- 
cept the presidency of the Lamberton Savings bank. He is 
a staunch republican and in 1868 served his party as con- 
gressman, having been chosen to that honorable position by 
a large majority. He was a delegate to the National Re- 
publican convention of 1870, and in 1880 was one of the 
electoral college that placed Garfield in the chair. He 
organized the Austin National Bank, of Austin, Texas, in 
1890, and was its first president. He married Nov. 8, 1858, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Robert and Margaret (Seaton) Lamber- 
ton, they were the parents of: 

1554. i. ANNIE M. Gilfillan«. 

1555. ii. ROBERT E. Gilfillan^. 

1556. iii. WILLIAM L. Gilfillan^. 

1557. iv. EMMA M. Gilfillan^. 



1558. The first Swedish settlements on the Delaware 
were made about 1638 near the present site of Wilming- 
ton, it was called "New Sweden" with John Printz as Gov- 
ernor. In the Spring of 1641, George Lamberton, a mer- 
chant of New Haven sent a party under Robert Cogswell 
to buy property and form two settlements, one on the 
Schuylkill, and the other near where Salem now stands. 
After many difficulties with the Swedes, Lamberton was 
finally commissioned by Governor Winthrop to treat with 
Printz touching the rights of each; matters were finally 
settled amicably. Savage says of him "George Lamberton, 
New Haven, 1641, probably merchant from London, was 
one of the chief inhabitants employed, 1643, in projecting 
a settlement at Delaware, but (was) resisted by Swedes 
who vindicated their rights. He left widow Margaret 


1559.* i. MERCY Lamberton^, bapt. Jan. 17, 1641; m. 
Thomas Painter. Their dau. MERCY PAINTER^ 
b. abt. 1662, m. abt. 1683, Edward Allen No. 

1560. ii. DESIRE Lamberton^, bapt. Mar. 13, 1642 : m. 

1659, Thomas Cope, Jr. 

1561. iii. HANNAH Lamberton^; m. 1st. 

Samuel Wells of Weathersfield, she m. 2d., 
Col. John Allyn of Hartford, eldest son of Mathew 
Allyn of Windsor. She survived him, his death 
occurred Nov. 6, 1696. His first wife was Anne, 
dau. of Henry Smith, and grand daughter of 
William Pynchon of Springfield, by whom 
6 daughters. 

Other Families 445 

1563. iv. OBEDIENCE Lamberton', bapt. Feb. 9, 1645; 

m. 1676, 
Samuel Smith. 

1564. V. ELIZABETH Lamberton-, who m. 1645, 

Daniel Sillevant. 

There was a Thomas Lamberton at Jamaica, L. I., 1686. 

Margaret, widow of George Lamberton, m. 2d. Deputy 
Gov. Stephen Goodyear. 

(New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reg. Vol. XXIII, p. 173. Vol. 
IX, p. 360.) 

Thomas Painter had a lot transferred to him by Roger 
Williams at Providence, (R. I.) 1638. 

(New Eng. Hist., Gen. Reg., Vol. XIV, p. 168.) 

(1454 ) NATHANIEL ALLEN\ son of Edward and 

Sarah (Kimball) Allen of Bocks Co., Pennsylvania, m. 

his will is dated Aug. 21, 1692. Children: 

1565. i. NEHEMIAH Allen% married and had, 

1566. i. NATHANIEL Aliens 

1567. ii. NEHEMIAH Aliens 

1568. ii. LYDIA Allen^; m. 

Thomas Prior. 

(1494) WILLIAM ALLEN% Edwards Edward-, Ed- 
ward'; b. ; d. ; m. Mary Budd, dau. of 

Thomas and Martha Budd, of Philadelphia. 

Children : 

1569.* i. WILLIAM Allen' , Chief Justice of Pennsyl- 
vania; m. Feb. 16, 1733 (O. S.) : 

1570. Margaret Hamilton, dau. of Andrew Hamilton ; 
he died Sept., 1780, in England. 

1571. ii. JOHN Allen\ 


1572.* iii. JAMES AllenS b. 1716, in Pennsylvania; d. 
1810; m. about 1735, Margaret Anderson (No. 

1573. iv. THOMAS Aliens 

1574. V. HUGH Allen^ m. Jane Anderson. 

The names of the other children of William and Mary 
(Budd) Allen are not known. Some authorities state 
"Others died young." 

William Allen ( ) emigrated to Virginia about 1735, he 
was one of the earliest settlers of Augusta County, Virginia. 
Hayden in his "Virginia Genealogies" p. 457, says : "About 
the year 1735 William Hoge removed from Pennsylvania 
and settled upon the Opeckon 3 miles S. of Winchester, 
Virginia (Frederick Co.). Opekon meeting house stands 
on his tract of land. The families of Glass, Vance, ALLEN, 
Colvin and White and others soon joined him and formed 
the Opecon congregation, the oldest west of the Blue Ridge." 
(Sketches of Va. S. I. p. 102.) 

The only information we have regarding William Allen 
is that he was styled "Merchant," the place or date of his 
death or the record of will has not been found. His son 
William did not accompany him to Virginia, but remained 
in Pennsylvania where he became a distinguished citizen 
and Chief Justice of that state. His son James (with his 
wife, Margaret Anderson), settled in Virginia and served 
as Captain of Militia in 1756 and participated in the battle 
of Point Pleasant. 

(1574) Hugh Allen^ and John Allen^ were born in 
Virginia, John Allen, it is said, was a lieutenant at Brad- 
dock's defeat, and was "lost" in that disaster. Hugh was a 
lieutenant in Col Charles Lewis' regiment at Point Pleasant, 
in 1774. He was killed in the battle and his body was 
buried by the side of Col. Lewis' remains. He had three 
sons : 

1575. i. JOHN Allen«, 

Other Families 447 

1576. ii. WILLIAM Allen", 

1577. iii. HUGH Allen", all of whom removed to Ken- 


The widow of Lieutenant Hugh Allen, whose maiden name 
was Jane Anderson, contracted a second marriage in 1778 
with William Craig, born 1750 and died in 1829. The chil- 
dren of William and Jane (Anderson) Craig, a widow 
of Hugh Allen, who lived to maturity were : 1, Jane, wife 
of James Patterson of Augusta; 2, James Craig, of Mt. 
Meridian, d. 1863 ; 3, Sarah, wife of James Laird, of Rock- 
ingham; and, 4, Margaret, last wife of James Bell, of 

(1571) James Allen"', lived near the place now called 
"Willow Spout," on the McAdamized road about eight miles 
north of Staunton. As we have seen he was captain of 
militia in 1756. He participated in the battle of Point 
Pleasant, saw his brother Hugh killed, and placed a stone 
to mark his grave. He died in 1810, ninety-four years of 
age, having been an elder of Augusta Stone Church for 
sixty-four years. 



"The successors of the Dutch West India Company in 
1660 purchased of the Indians the island called Manussing, 
or Mennewies. The deed of sale bears date June 29, 1660. 
By another deed dated 22 May 1661 the Indians sold land 
on the main to Peter Disbrow. The following year the 
Indians Shawannorocot and Rumkue made a further grant 
of territory "Know all men whom this may concern that 
we, Peter Disbrow, John Coe, Thomas Studwell, and John 
Budd have bargained, bought and paid for to the satisfac- 
tion of Showannowocot, &c &c — a certain tract of land 
above Weschester path, to the marked trees &c &c. Dated 
June 2, 1662; April 28, 1663, Peter Disbrow, John Coe, 
Thomas Studwell and John Budd, by a deed of sale con- 
veyed the Island and main land to the following planters : 
Samuel Allen, Richard Low, Philip Galpin, Thomas Apple- 
by, William Odell, John Brondig and John Coe, &c &c — On 
the west shore of the Mill Creek extends the ancient terri- 
tory of Apawquammis, afterwards named Budd's neck — 
from John Budd the first grantee of these lands under the 
Indians A. D. 1661. In 1639, the name of John Budd oc- 
curs in the New Haven records as one of the first planters 
of that place. He subsequently removed to Southhold Long 
Island, from whence he came to Rye in 1661. In 1663 John 
Budd was deputy from Rye for the general court of Con- 
necticut. John Budd, proprietor of Budd's neck, by his 
last will dated the 13th of October, 1669, bequeathed to his 
son John, all his part of the mill on Blindbrook, and to his 
son Joseph, the Epawquammis lands, Joseph Budd was 
the first patentee of Budd's or Rye neck, under the crown, 
in 1720, &c &c — John Budd released this portion of his 
patrimonial estate, including Pine Island, Marees neck and 
Henn Island, to Peter Jay A. D. 1745. 

(Hist, of the Co. of Westchester, by Bolton.) 

Other Families 449 

"In the Town of Westchester occurs the following entry : 

"Baptised by Mr. John Barton, rector of Westchester 
Parish, in the parish church in the town aforesaid, the 
eight of August 1708 Sarah Budd, Hie wife of Joseph Budd 
of Rye, in the county of Westchester, and their son Joseph 
Budd, aged eleven months. 

(Hist, of Westchester, by Bolton.) 

JOHN BUDD of Southold, Long Island; married Cath- 
erine , and had John Budd of Southold — first pro- 
prietor of Apawquannuis of Budd's neck 1661 ; will dated 
13 Oct. 1669 ; married and left issue two sons, 1 John Budd, 
to whom his father bequeathed all his portion of the mills 
on Blind brook — 1671-2. Joseph, first patentee of Budd's 
neck under the crown, 20 Feb. 1695. will dated 1722 ; Sur- 
rogate's office N. Y. Vol. VIII. 311. Joseph ,married Sarah 

— ■ and had John who married Mary Strang, by whom 

he had Gilbert, M. D., and John who left a son John and 
daughter Mary who married Gilbert Theal. 2 Joseph who 

married Ann leaving Joseph Nicholas, Underbill, 

Anne and Sarah, the wife of John Que of Dutches. The will 
of Joseph, Sen., is dated 1763. 

3. Elisha, b. 1705 ; d. 1765, will dated 1765, No. XXV 
252 married Ann Lyon who d. Dec. 6, 1760-aet. 60. The 
children were Jonathan, James, Merriam, Sarah, who mar- 
ried Purdy, Ann, who married Brown, 

and Pheobe; 

4. Underbill, proprietor of Budd's neck died April 29, 
bapt. May 1708, will dated 1755, lib. XIX 280 ; married Sarah 
Fowler, b. June 17, 1710 ; married Sept. 17, 1730 ; d. Aug. 
19, 1798. Their children were Colonel Gilbert, who d. 7th 
Sept. 1813 and left two daughters, Ophelia and Sarah, b. 
July 22, 1782; Sarah b. July 22, 1731; Mary b. Dec. 30, 
1746; d. 1786; Tamar, married Ebenezer Haviland, M. D., 
and Hetty, married William Coleman. 

5. Gilbert, who died Oct. 14, 1805. 

450 SiGGINS AND ■ 

6. Hannah, who married Palmer. 

7. Sarah. 

8. Anne. 

9. Tamar. 
10. Mary. 

(Westchester by Bolton, Vol. 2, p. 509.) 

THOMAS BUDD% probably a son of John of L. I. ; d. in 
Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1677-8. 

Susannah ( ) Budd, his wife, d. Feb. 4, 1707-8. 

Four children survive: 

i JOHN Budd^ m. Rebecca Baynton and had ten or 
more children of whom : 

i. MARY Budd^ m. Peter Baynton. 

ii. SARAH Budd% m. John Murray. 

iii. JOHN Budd^ m. Rosanna Shivers, dau. of 
Samuel Shivers of Gloucester Co., N. J. 

ii. THOMAS Budd-, who m. Martha — , and 

was buried Sept. 19, 1699. 

(1494) iii. MARY Budd-, m. William Allen, merchant of 
Philadelphia and had with others : 




• • 


JOHN Aliens 

• • • 


JAMES Aliens 


THOMAS Aliens 


HUGH Aliens 

iv. ROSE J. Budd^ m. 1st, George Plumley and had is- 
sue; m. 2nd John McWilliams, and 3rd, Joseph 

Other Families 451 

Shipper! (son of Edward Shippen, Mayor of 
Philadelphia) . 

(Pa. Mag. Vol. 10, p. 124.) 

Will of Denham Hunlock of Chelsea, Merchant Tailor. 25 
June, 1677: 

"To my grand child John Allen, one hundred pounds. To 
Mr. Budd that married Sarah Allen, to her children twenty 
pounds in plate. 

(Gen. Gl. in Eng. by Waters, p. 1045.) 

Christopher Young of Wrentham, Mass., left a will dated 
9 June 1647. He directs his three children to be sent to 
their native country. Great Yarmouth Norfolk, England, 
but our courts decided otherwise. He names father-in-law 
Richard Elvin of Gt. Yarmouth, and his wife to whom he 
bequeaths his two daughters; his son to John Phillips of 
Wrentham ; sisters the wives of Joseph Young and 
Moore. His children were Sarah, Mary, Christopher (the 
latter bapt. 1644), Esdras Reed of Wrentham, Wm. Brown 
of Salem and the wife of Joseph Young executors. The son 
Christopher, I suppose married Mary Budd, and had sons 
Christopher and John. The younger Christopher of South- 
hold was son of Rev. John Young, the pastor there, and 
born in America. 

(Waters Gen. Gl. in England, p. 1411.) 

Thomas Budd was a magistrate at Burlington in 1681-2. 
(Hist. Chester Co. p. 19.) 



WILLIAM SHIPPEN^ of Prestbury, Cheshire, England, 
had a brother Robert who was vice chancelor of the academy 
of Oxford. 

Edward Shippen- belonged to the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company in 1671, then thirty years old; many of 
his children died in their youth, those who lived to mature 
years were: Edward, b. Oct. 2, 1674; Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 
1679; and Ann, b. June 17, 1684. He married 2nd July 15, 
1688, at Newport, Pvebecca, widow of Francis Richardson, 
and his 3rd wife was Eliza, widow of Thomas James of 

JOSEPH SHIPPEN', b. Feb. 28, 1679; married 1702, 
Abigail, dau. of Thomas Gross, and had Edwards b. July 
9, 1703, father of Chief Justice of Pennsylvania; removed 
to Philadelphia 1704 and had 5 more children and was 
married a second time. 

"EDWARD SHIPPEN, the younger son of William Ship- 
pen of Prestbury, Cheshire, was born at the family seat, 
Hillham, Yorkshire, England, in 1639. He was bred to 
mercantile pursuits and in 1668 moved to Boston. Here 
he seems to have been very successful, for, in 1687, he is 
mentioned as one of the principal taxpayers, and as early 
as 1669, as a member of the Ancient and Honorable Ar- 
tillery Company. In 1671 he married Elizabeth Lybrand, 
a Quakeress, and he seems to have become a member of 
that sect, as he suffered with them in their persecution. 
In 1693 he was elected Speaker of the Assembly; in 1695 
he was chosen member of the Provincial Council by popular 
vote and returned every year, at the regular annual elec- 
tion. In the charter of Philadelphia he was appointed by 

Other Families 453 

Penn first Mayor of the city, was President of the Coun- 
cil 1702-4 and on the death of Penn's Deputy, Hamilton, 
was the head of the Government for a while. He died 
in Philadelphia Oct. 2, 1712. His son Edward Shippen^ 
was born in Boston Feb. 10, 1677, and died in Philadelphia 
1714. A grandson named Edward Shippen' (who was a 
son of Joseph Shippen- , b. Feb. 28, 1678-9; d. June, 1741), 
was born in Boston, July 9, 1703, and died at Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania, Sep. 25, 1781, while a son of the above Ed- 
ward Shippen bom at Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1728-9; died 
there April 16, 1806; the last named gentleman was Chief 
Justice of Pennsylvania and a distinguished citizen. A 
daughter of that Judge Shippen married Benedict Arnold." 

(The Corio, Vol. I, p. 110). 

EDWARD SHIPPENS Edward \ Joseph =, William\ 
LL.D. Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, born in Philadelphia 
1729; completed his legal studies in the Temple, London. 
The family of the subject of this notice at the period of 
the Revolution, was of the highest respectability, as the de- 
scendants still are. He died 1806 ; married Margaret, dau. 
of French Francis, Attorney General of Pennsylvania and 
of the Lineage of Sir Philip Francis, K. G. C. B. 

Children : 

i. ELIZABETH Shippen', m. Edward Burd, a Major 
in the Continental Army. 

ii. SARAH Shippen^ m. Thomas Lea. 

iii. EDWARD Shippen', m. Elizabeth Footman. 

iv. MARY Shippen', m. Dr. William Mcllvaine. 

V. JAMES Shippen''. 

vi. MARGARET Shippen", b. 1751, Philadelphia, m. as 
his second wife BENEDICT ARNOLD, b. Nor- 
wich, Conn., Jan. 14, 1741. He was the fourth 
of the name, his earliest American ancestors 
settled on the Providence Plantations in 1636. 

— 30 


He removed to New Haven, Conn. On Feb. 22, 
1767, he married Margaret, daughter of Samuel 
Mansfield, who died June 19, 1775; he married 
2nd, in 1778, Margaret Shippen, b. about 1751 in 
Philadelphia. He died in London June 14, 1801. 
After her husband's death and when her chil- 
dren were settled in life, Margaret returned to 
her native country to die which event took place 
at Uxbridge, Mass., Feb. 14, 1834. 
(National Cyc. of A. Biog. Vol. VII, p. 353.) 

vii, RACHEL Francis Shippen", m. 1st John Relfe, and 
2nd, Matthew Pearce. 

viii. TURBUTT Francis Shippen% m. Rebecca, only dau. 
of Samuel Mifflin, he was a colonel in the British 

ix. PHILIP Shippen^ m. Miss Goldsborough, a cousin. 
Philip Francis Thomas, late Governor of Mary- 
land, was a descendant of the latter. 

(Biographical Sketches of the Loyalists of the Rev. 
Vol. II, p. 297, by Lorenzo Sabine.) 

(1569) WILLIAM ALLEN% Chief Justice of Pennsyl- 
vania; b. 1713; d. Sept., 1780, in England, where he had 
gone on a visit; m. 16 February, 1733: 

(1570) Margaret Hamilton, dau. of Andrew Hamilton. 

1578. i. JOHN ALLEN", was in 1776, a member of the 

Provincial Congress of New Jersey, he married 
6 April, 1775: 
Mary Johnston, dau. of David Johnston, of New 
York. He died in February, 1778 ; leaving two 

1579. i. JOHNAllem. 

1580. ii. WILLIAM Aliens 

Other Families 455 

1581. ii. ANDREW ALLEN", b. 1740; was a member 

of the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 
and served in the Council of Safety; he was a 
man of great ability, was Attorney General of 
Pennsylvania, for many years; in December, 
1776, when Howe's Army was expected in Phil- 
adelphia; a persecution of all opposed to Inde- 
pendence began; he went to England, and died 
in London in March, 1825, in his eighty-sixth 
year. He married 24 April, 1768: 
Sarah Coxe, dau. of William and Mary (Francis) 
Coxe. (Willian was a son of Col. Daniel Coxe, 
Chief Justice of New Jersey, and his wife, Sarah 
Eckerley, of Philadelphia; Mary Francis was a 
dau. of Tench Francis, Atty. Gen. of Pa.) Sarah 
Coxe was known as "The beautiful Sallie Coxe," 
she died 1801, in her 70th year. Children: 

1582. 1. ANDREW Allen ', British Consul at Bos- 

ton, 1805-1812; d. Clifton, near Bristol, 
Eng., 3 December, 1850. He was founder 
of the Anchor Club of Philadelphia; m. 
Marie Coxe, of Sidney. No children. 

1583. 11. ANNA Allen', d. unmarried. 

1584. ill. ELIZABETH Allen", d. unmarried. 

1585. Iv. MARIA Allen', d. unmarried. 

1586. V. MARGARET Allen', m. 29 May, 1793 : 

George Hammond, the first British Minister 
of the United States, after the peace of 
1783 ; she died 8 December, 1838 ; their son : 

EDMUND Hammond, was created a peer, 
his title is "Baron Hamond." 

1586. vl. JOHN Penn Allen', b. 25 Oct., 1785, (M. 

A. Univ. Oxford) ; d. unmarried. 

1587. vii. THOMAS Dawson Allen", twin of John 


Penn, b. 25 Oct. 1785; (M. A. Univ. Ox- 
ford), later a clergyman of Glostershire ; 
d. unmarried. 

1589. iii. WILLIAM ALLEN% was one of the first Penn- 

sylvania officers commissioned by Congress, and 
with his regiment served under Montgomery in 
the Canadian campaign of 1775. He applied 
to Congress for leave to resign, when the Dec- 
laration of Independence was passed, which was 
granted 24 June, 1776. 

1590. iv. MARGARET ALLEN^ m. 19 August, 1771: 

James de Lancey, of New York, eldest son of Chief 
Justice and the then Governor of New York. 

1591. V. JAMES ALLEN% served in the Pennsylvania 

Assembly in 1776, as member from Northamp- 
ton. He married 10 March, 1768: 
Elizabeth Lawrence, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Francis) Lawrence. Children: 

1592. i. JAMES Allen', who d. without issue. 

1593. ii. ANN Penn Allen", b. 11 May, 1769 ; m. 

James Greenleaf; 26 April, 1800; d. Sept., 
1851; agd. 82. 

1594. iii. MARGARET Elizabeth Allen^ ( ) 

m. 1 July, 1794: 
William Tiligham, Chief Justice of Penn. 

1595. iv. MARY Allen^ ,m. 27 November, 1796: 

Henry Walter Livingston, of Livingston 
Manor, N. Y. She died there 11 December, 
1855 ; aged over 80 years ; she was long 
known in New York Society as Lady Mary. 

None of the desecendants of Chief Justice Allen are now 
residents of Philadelphia, and the name for more than a 
century the synonim in that city, for ability, political power, 
great wealth, and high social position, is there no longer 

Other Families 457 

The man to whom and to whose connections by marriaj^c 
she owes her famed "State House," America's Hall of Inde- 
pendence, sleeps in a foreign land ; and the names of Allen 
and Hamilton of Penn. with which they so long resounded, 
are no longer heard within its historic portals." (Penna. 
Mag. Vol. I, 1877; pp. 202-211, by Edward F. de Lancey). 

"ANDREW HAMILTON, said to have been born about 
1676 in Scotland. His parentage is said to have been kept 
by him a secret from his contemporaries, and at one time 
he went by the name of Trent. He first came to Virginia, 
and as steward of a plantation married the widow of its 
owner, and by her influence began the practice of law, and 
after his removal to Philadelphia, became attorney-general 
and also speaker of the Assembly. His most noted achieve- 
ment was his defense of John Peter Zenger, the New York 
printer. He died in Philadelphia, 4 August, 1741. His 
daughter Margaret married Chief Justice William Allen, 
and a granddaughter married John Penn, son of Richard, 
the last Proprietary Governor of Pennsylvania." 

W. K. Watkins. 

(Gen. Gl. in Eng., by Waters, Vol. 11, p. 933) 

The will of Andrew Hamilton is found in "Genealogical 
Gleanings of England," Vol. II, p. 933. 


Revolutionary Records of James Allen — p. 60. Sec- 
tion No. 16. Captain Chas. Allen, Lt. Joseph Parks, and 
, Ensign James Allen, p. 65. Section No. 24. "Company of- 
ficers were Capt. Charles Allen, Lt. Joseph Parks, Ensign 
James Allen. Same on p. 68. Section No. 29. Page 102, 
Section No. 95, 

John Bell. Augusta, Dec, 22, 1834. Born in Au- 


gusta in Long Glade, Sept 1755. Late in Septem- 
ber, 1780, went out as ensign for three months under Capt. 
Thomas Smith. Marched from rendezvous at Col. Esam's 
to just below Richmond, where he remained till discharged. 
No regular troops were there. Early in January, 1781, jie 
substituted for his brother Francis, thinking the latter too 
young to bear the fatigue. Company officers were Captain 
Joseph Patterson, Lt. Andrew Anderson, Ensign James 
Poage. From former rendezvous marched to Dismal 
Swamp where he was discharged in April. In June called 
out as Ensign for tour stated as twenty days, his captain 
being John Dickey, his lieutenant, Robert Campbell. March- 
ing to Jamestown. Was in the battle there and in several 
little skirmishes James Allen, Francis Gardner, and John 
Crawlford, were comrades there and also Samuel Bell. 

(Virginia Militia in the Revolution, by McAllister.) 

(1572) JAMES ALLEN^ was the son of William Allen, 
who settled in Augusta County, Virginia, but at what date 
is unknown. A brother of William was grand-father of Dr. 
Allen who long practiced medicine in the Stone Church 
neighborhood. Hugh and John Allen were born here, they 
married sisters. John Allen — it is said was a lieutenant at 
Braddock's defeat, and was lost in that disaster. Hugh was 
a lieutenant in Col. Charles Lewis's regiment at Point 
Pleasant, in 1774. He was killed in the battle and his body 
was buried by the side of Colonel Lewis's remains. He had 
three sons, John, William and Hugh, all of Whom removed 
to Kentucky. 

The widow of Lieutenant Hugh Allen, whose maiden 
name was Jane Anderson contracted a second marriage 
with William Craig. 

Captain James Allen was one of the first elders of the 
stone church (in Augusta). Courts Martial record book 
gives the names of the captains of militia in 1756. The cap- 
tains of foot were, Samuel Norwood, James Allen and 
others. Captain Allen's company, in 1756 consisted of six- 


Other Families 459 

ty-eight men, and was composed of Walkers, Turks, Kerrs, 
Robertsons, Bells, Crawfords Givenses, Craigs, Pattersons, 
Poages, and others. 

(Waddell's Annals of Augusta Co., p. 90.) 

(1572) JAMES ALLEN', William', Edward', Edward^ 
Edward', was b. 1716, in Pennsylvania; d. 1810 in Virginia; 
he was a Captain of Militia in 1756, and also participated in 
the battle of Point Pleasant. He was 94 years of age at the 
time of his death, having been an elder of Augusta Stone 
Church for 64 years ; he married about 1735, Margaret An- 
derson, dau. of Robert Anderson. Children : 

1596.* i. MALCUM Allen'% b. 1736; m. Mary Cunning- 

ham, dau. of James and Margaret ( ) 


1598.* ii. JEAN Allen'% m. James Trimble. 

1598.* iii. ANN Allen", m. Col. George Poage, moved to 
Ky., 1783. 

1599.* iv. ELIZABETH Allen% m. Rev. John McCue, 
pastor of Tinkling Spring Church. 

1600.* V. REBECCA Allen", m. Major John Crawford, 
b. 1764, son of Patrick and Sally (Mead) Craw- 

1601.* vi. MARGARET Allen", m. Major William Bell of 

1602. vii. MARY Allen", m. Col. Nicholas Lewis, and re- 

moved to Ky. 

1603. viii. NANCY Allen", m. Capt. Samuel Frame of 


1604.* ix. SARAH Allen", m. James Bell, (1) wife had 
Col. Wm. A. Bell. 

1605.* X. WILLIAM Allen", m. Susan Bell of Kentucky 
and removed to that state in 1783, settled in 


1606. * xi. JAMES Allen^ m. Elizabeth Tate. 

"The descendants of Captain James^ and Margaret (An- 
derson) Allen are very numerous, and they are scattered 
all over the west and south-west. Many of them still re- 
main in the Shenandoah Valley, and the posterity of this 
worthy couple have been noted for their intelligence. 


D. A. R. Record, Mrs. Ann Sullivan Cleary; No. 13332. 
born in Kentucky ; wife of Walter Werden Cleary. 

Descendant of John Poage, Capt. George Poage. Capt. 
James Allen, of Va. 

Daughter of John T. Sullivan and Elizabeth Poage, his 

Grand dau. of William Poage and Eliza Van Horn, his 

Gr. grand dau. of George Poage and Ann Allen, his wife 

Gr. gr. grand dau. of James Allen and Margaret Ander- 
son, his wife; John Poage and Mary Poage his wife; 

James Allen (1716-1810), was at the battle of Point 
Pleasant and served in the Augusta County militia during 
the Revolution. He was born in Ireland ( ?) 

John Poage, was sheriff of Augusta County, 1778. 

George Poage, commanded a company of militia, 1781. 
He was born in Augusta County, 1754. 

(Vol. XIV, p. 125, D. A. R. Lineage Book.) 

Major John Crawford, b. 1764, m. Rebecca Allen, and had 
John Crawford who m. Harriet McClung. Their dau. Re- 
becca Crawford, m. John Taylor and were the parents of 
Blanch Taylor of Madison, Va. 

Malcum Allen signed the will of his brother-in-law. Col. 
George Poage. 

Other Families 461 

(1596)MALCUM ALLEN", James\ William', Edward\ 
Edward-, Edwards born about 1736, lived in Botetourt 
County, Virginia, with his wife, Mary (Cunningham) Al- 
len. In 1757 he was a member of Captain John Maxwell's 
company. In 1757 he served in the French and Indian Wars 
in Captain Nervill's Company from Albermarle Co. Va. He 
also served in the 8th Virginia Regiment during the Revo- 
lution. His name appears as a witness of the will of his 
brother-in-law. Col. George Poage of Botetourt County, in 
1786, but we do not find his name in the state Census of 
1790; he had probably moved with his children to Adair 
County, Kentucky, which was then a Territory, being ad- 
mitted to the Union in 1792. Children: 

1607. i. JAMES Allen", b.— ; d.— ; m. Adair Co. Ky.; 

m. Sallie Steps. 

1608. ii. JOHN Alien', b.— ; di — ; m. Nancy Pile, al- 

so spelled Pyle. 

1609.* iii. WILLIAM Allen", b. abt. 1760-5; m. Elizabeth 

1610. iv. MOSES Allen", lived and died in Christian Co. 


1611. V. Hugh Allen", m. Jane Turk, (dau. of Thomas 

Turk) ; after his death she m. William Craig. 

1612. i. ARCHIBALD Allen\ 

1613. ii. JOSEPH Aliens 

1614.* vi. REBECCA Allen", m. Nov. 22, 1804, Joseph 
A Morrison. 

1615. vii. ELIZABETH Allen", m. Joseph Miller: lived 

in Adair Co. 

1616. viii. MARTHA Allen", m. John Pyle; they had a 



1617. OSCAR Pyle«, b. 1821; living in 1898 in 
Columbia, Adair Co.. Ky. ; seventy-seven 
years old ; one of Columbia's best citizens, who 
furnished the record of Malcum Aliens fam- 

The name of Malcolm Allen is found in Crozier's "Vir- 
ginia Colonial Militia," p.-66, on list from Albemarle Coun- 
ty militia in service in the French and Indian War. Sep- 
tember 1758. 

The original source of information for this list is Hen- 
ing's Statutes, Vol. 7. Malcolm Allen was a private in Cap- 
tain James Nelvil's Company. 

(1614). REBECCA ALLEN^ m. Nov. 22, 1804, Joseph 
A. Morrison. Children. 

1618. REBECCA Allen Morrison^, m. Jacob Peck 
Goodson. Their daughter. 

1619. FRANCES Goodson% m. J. M. Legg, of 
Marietta, Ga. 

I certify that the name of Malcolm Allen appears in 
Hening's Statutes vol. 7, page 203, in a list of soldiers of 
the French and Indian War, paid for their services. They 
were paid under an act of September 1758, entitled "An 
Act for the defence of the Frontier of this County, and for 
other purposes therein mentioned". (Hening's Statutes 7, 
171-179). The lists of troops paid below in subsequent 
pages. The list of Albermarle County militia in service 
covers pages 202-204. Malcolm Allen and a number of 
others received 13 shillings each. 


Archivist Virginia State Library. 

Richmond, Va., April 23, 1914. 

Sworn to before me this l9th day of October 1917 by Mrs. 

Other Families 463 

J. W. Legg, Marietta Ga as an exact copy as sent her by 
State Librarian of Virginia. 


N. P. Cobb Co. Gn 

March 18, 1913 

I find the name of Malcolm Allen as a private in Captain 
Nevill's Company from Albermarle county called out for 
service in the French and Indian War in 1758. I also find 
a Malcolm Allen who served in the 8th Virginia regiment 
during the Revolutionary war. I am unable to give you any 
personal information concerning this man. 

Yours very truly, 


State Librarian 

per H. G. Eckenrode 


(1609). WILLIAM ALLEN% Malcum", James% Will- 
iam*, Edward"* Edward^, Edwards b. abt. 1760-5, in Bote- 
tourt Co. Va. ; married Elizabeth Tilford. They Hved in 
Adair Co., Ky. He was a soldier in the war of 1812; and 
died of yellow fever in the south ; after his death, his widow 
married 2d, James Gilmer, whom she survived many years ; 
making her home in later years with her son, Tilford Gil- 
mer, at Fairfield, Iowa, at which place she died 1834 aged 
70 years. Children of 1st m. 

1620. i. A son, d. young. 

1621.* ii. SARA Ann AllenS b. Dec. 25, 1810; d. Nov., 
1882, in Cowley Co., Kansas; m. Jan. 24, 1832, 
Samuel Scott Walker, b. Jan. 30, 1807; d. Jan. 
22, 1892, in Florida. 
Children by 2d m. 


1622. iii. TILFORD Gilmer m. Ann Scott; sister of 

James L. Scott; they lived in Fairfield, Iowa. 

1623. iv. BENJAMIN Gilmer, d. young. 

1624. V. JANE Gilmer, m. Sullivan Ross; she d. in 


1625. vi. MARY Ann Gilmer, m. James L. Scott. 

"Hugh Telford settled at Falling Springs in the forks of 
James River. 

(Withers Chronicles of Border Warfare, p. 52.) 

"To Robert Tolford, and David Tolford, 8) shillings each 
(on Revolutionary service) 

(Boogher, p. 46.) 

"When the Henrys came to Augusta no one can tell. A 
William Henry was living in the country in 1750 when he 
became guardian of one James McCord. This is the very 
earliest mention of the name Henry in the records of the 
county. James Henry resided here in 1759, and in that 
year conveyed 200 acres of land in Borden's tract to Rob- 
ert Telford. There is no deed on record to show when he 
acquired the land" 

(Annals of Augusta County, Va. Waddell-p. 479.) 


Andrew Wiley — Rockridge Died in Rock- 
ridge, 1832. Bom in Rockridge July 1756. Draft- 
ed by Thomas Vance in 1777 to drive cattle to Point Pleas- 
ant. Went as far as mouth of Elk where the company met 
a detachment from the fort to receive the cattle. Dis- 
charged after forty-two days. About March 1, 1778, en- 
tered the Continental service in the Virginia Line. Marched 

Other Families 465 

under Captain Robert Sawyers to White Plains, N. Y., 
where the command joined Gen. Morgan, and applicant re- 
mained with him during the remainder of his term of 
twelve months, being discharged at Noland Ferry on the 
Potomac about May 10, 1779. Captain Sawyer soon re- 
turned home, and Captain Andrew Wallace was killed in 
battle at hanging rock in the Carolinas. For this service 
he received $6.00. In 1780-81, he served as substitute un- 
der Capt. James Hall and marched with two companies un- 
der Captain Campbell and CAPTAIN DAVID GRAY and 
at Deep run Church near Richmond joined Gen. Muhlen- 
berg. Thence they marched down the north side of James 
River above a battery near a British encampment opposite 
Norfolk, thence by Portsmouth to Richmond where he was 
discharged. Was in no skirmish. Again drafted three 
months about April 1, 1781, under Capt. Hoyd (Lloyd), 
then of Botetourt, and joined Green's army at Guilford. 
Was in the battle there, the Carolina militia forming the 
first line, the Virginia militia the second, and the Contin- 
entals the third. The Carolina men broke and ran at the 
outset. The riflemen to which applicant belonged were on 
the left, and when the Carolina men retreated the British 
forces came down on a ridge between the riflemen of the 
left wing and the command of Col. Campbell, who as appli- 
cant believes brought on the action. The enemy were swept 
off by the Virginia riflemen, but formed again and again, 
until finally they came down upon the ridge in columns, 
twelve and sixteen men deep, and were compelled (which 
party?) to ground their arms. Gen. Stephens was 
wounded and CAPT. TILFORD killed. 

(Virginia Militia in the Revolution, p. 126. Section No. 
137 by J. T. McAlhster.) 

Captain David Gray, page 105-123-137-235-276 Virginia 
Militia in the Revolution, McAllister. 

(1597). JANE ("JEAN") ALLEN«, dau. of James and 
Margaret (Anderson) Allen; m. James Trimble, b. Aug. 


1756, son of John Trimble and Mary ( ) Moffet, 

wid. of John Moffet. James Trimble was a member of 
Captain George Matthew's company at the battle of Point 
Pleasant. During the Revolutionary War he was captain 
of Rifle Rangers. Jane Allen w^as his second wife. In 1783 
he with his family and many others, removed to Kentucky, 
and settled in Woodford County. He liberated his slaves 
and was about to remove to Hillsboro, Ohio, when he d. in 
1821. They had eight children: 

1626. i. MARGARET Trimble', m. James A. McCue, 

her cousin. 

1627. ii. MARY Trimble', m. John M. Nelson, b. in 

Augusta Co. Va. 

1628. iii. ALLEN Trimble", m. Margaret McDowell, 

(dau. of Joseph and Margaret McDowell Trim- 
ble) . He was Gov. of Ohio 1826 to 1830. Chil- 
dren : 

1629. i. Rev. JOSEPH McDowell Trimble^ of the 

M. E. Church. 

1630. ii. MADISON Trimble% of Hillsboro, Ohio. 

1631. iii. COLONEL Wm. H. Trimble^ 

1632. iv. WILLIAM A. Trimbles major in War of 1812; 

brevet lieutenant-colonel in the U. S. Army till 
1819; and a member of U. S. Senate from Ohio, 
when he d. 1821, aged 35 years. 

1633. v. JOHN A. Trimble', of Hillsboro, the youngest 

son, m. a dau. of Dr. William Boys, of Staunton, 

Names of other children unknown to us. 

(1599). ELIZABETH ALLEN«, m. Rev. John McCue, 
their dau, 

1634. i. SARAH Allen McCue", m. Joseph Jefferson 



Other P'amilies 467 

(1600). REBECCA ALLEN", clau. of James and Mar- 
garet (Anderson) Allen, married John Crawford, March 
29, 1764. Children: 

1635. i. ELIZABETH Crawford^ m. Captain William 


1636. ii. SALLY Crawford^ m. John Hyde. 

1637. iii. MARGARET Crawfords m. Cyrus Hyde; she 

was his 1st wife. 

1638. iv. JAMES Crawford', known as Major James 

Crawford, m. Cynthia McClung, of Greenbrier. 

1639. V. JOHN Crawford', m. Harriet MeClung, of 


1640. vi. GEORGE W. Crawford% d. unm. 

1641. vii. ANN ("Nancy"), second wife of Franklin 


1642. viii. MARY Crawford^ m. Dr. Edward G. Moor- 


1643. ix. REBECCA Crawford^ m. Stuart McClung. of 


(1604). SARAH ALLEN«, dau. of James and Margaret 
(Anderson) Allen married, as his 1st wife James Bell, b. 
1772; d. 1856, ( he was son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hen- 
derson) Bell ; Joseph Bell% was b. May 25, 1742, in Augusta 
Co., Va. ; d. 1823). James Bell was long the senior justice 
of the peace in Augusta Co. Children : 

1644. i. Colonel WILLIAM A. BelF. 

1645. ii. SARAH BelP, first wife of John Wayt, Jr. 

The last wife of James Bell was Margaret Craig. 
Children : 

1646. iii. JOHN J. Bell. 

1647. iv. DAVID S. Bell. 


1648. V. J. WAYT Bell. 

1649. vi. HENDERSON M. Bell. 

1650. vii. JANE Bell, m. Arbuckle. 

1651. viii. BETTIE Bell, m. Kinney. 

1652. ix. MARGARET Bell, m. Young, of 

Staunton, Va. 

(1601). MARGARET ALLEN% dau. of James and 
Margaret (Anderson) Allen, m. William Bell, known as 
Major Bell, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Henderson) Bell, 
was for many years county surveyor of Augusta. Children : 

1653. 1. WILLIAM J. D. Bell', the only son. 

1654. ii. ELIZABETH Bell', m. Joseph D. Keyser, of 

Allegheny Co. 

1655. iii. SUSAN Bell',, m. James Craig of Mount 

Maridian, Augusta, Co., Va. 

MARY Bell", m. Addison Hyde. 

MARGARET Bell', m. 1st, John Crawford, he 
d. childless; she m. 2d, James Crawford. 

NANCY Beir, m. Zachariah McChesney. 

SARAH Bell', 2d wife of John Wayt, Jr. 

, REBECCA Bell", m. .John T. Reid. 

JULIA Bell", m. Alexander W. Arbuckle. 

JANE Bell', wife of Rev. John A. Van Lear. 

(1605) WILLIAM ALLEN'% son of James and Margaret 
(Anderson) Allen removed to Kentucky in 1783 with Cap- 
tain James Trimble and others. He settled at Lexington; 
m. Susan Bell, of Kentucky. Children: 

1663. i. Allen', m. Matthew Jouett, the 

artist, and their oldest dau. 
















Other Families 469 

1664. i. Jouett^ m. Richard Menifee. 

1665. ii. Allen', m. Dr. Alexander Mitchell, 

of Frankfort, and one of their dau. 

i. Mitchell", m. Oliver Frazer. 

1666. iii. Colonel WILLIAM Allen% formerly of Au- 

gusta Co., Va. 

1667. iv. Colonel JAMES Allen", of Missouri. 

(1606). JAMES ALLEN^ m. Elizabeth Tate. Chil- 

1668. i. WILLIAM Allen", m. Poage. 

1669. ii. JOHN Allen', m. 1st, Polly Crawford, and 2d, 

Ann Barry, wid of Dr. Wm. McCue, and re- 
moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, so named for 
his wife. 

MARY AlIen^ m. Capt. John Welsh. 

MARGARET Allen', 2d wife of Major Will- 
iam Poage of Augusta, Co. 

NANCY Allen', m. Charles Lewis. 

SARAH Allen", m. George Mayse of Bath 

1674. vii. JAMES Allen^ m. Maynard of 


WILLIAM POAGE of Augusta Co., Va., youngest son 
of Thomas, was the Major Poage who lived many years 
on the ancestral farm three miles from Staunton, Va. His 
first wife was Betsy Anderson, dau. of Colonel Andrew; 
she d. without issue, and he m. again Margaret ("Peggy") 
Allen-No.-1671. C hildren: 

1675. i. THOMAS Poage% colonel of the Fiftieth 

Virginia regiment when he was killed, on Black- 
water, Feb. 1863. 











1676. ii. Poage^ m. General James A. 

Walker, late Lieut. Gov. of Virginia. 

1677. iii. A. W. Poage^ of Wythe. 

(Supplement to Annals of Augusta County, Virginia) 
by J. A. Waddell. 

(1621) SARAH ANN ALLEN^ ; William', Mal- 
cum^ James'', WilliamS Edward^ Edward^ Edward' ; b. 
Dec. 25, 1810, Adair Co., Ky. ; d. Nov., 1882, in Cowley Co. 
Kansas; m. Jan. 24, 1832. 

SAMUEL SCOTT WALKER; b. Jan. 30, 1807, in Adair 
Co. Ky.; d. Jan. 20, 1892, in Florida. Children: 

1678.* i. ELIZABETH Erma Walker^ b. Feb. 20, 1833 
in Adair Co. Ky.; d. Sept. 29, 1864. m. Feb. 
24, 1856, at the home of her father, by Rev. 
Robert Coles, to Benjamin Baird Siggins; b. 
July 27, 1827, in Youngsville, Pa.; d. June 14, 
1903. Son of Alexander and Margaret (Kin- 
near) Siggins. Benjamin Baird Siggins m. 2d 
Druzilla E. Belnap. 

1679. ii. MARY Adeline Walker" ; b. Sept. 28, 1834; 

m. Dec. 25, 1857; James Harden; b. June 19, 
1837. He served in the Civil War, was a pri- 
vate in the 34th Iowa Volunteer Infantry under 
Capt. Gardner. Living (1891) Bartow, Flor- 
ida. They had 8 children. 

1680. iii. CYRUS Allen Walker^; b. Sept. 22, 1836, in 

Jefferson Co. la. Said to have been the first 
white child b. in the state, m. Jan. 8, 1872; 
Leah Augusta Young, dau. of Major J. B. Young. 
They had 4 children. 

1681. iv. FETNEY Ann Walker''; b. June 14, 1838; d. 

Jan. 30, 1847. 

1682. v. LUCIAN Alf ord Walker^' ; b. Aug. 8, 1840 ; d. 

May 23, 1841. 

Other Families 471 

1683. vi. LOUISA America Walker"; b. March 18, 

1842; m. April 27, 1862; Enos Reed, b. Oct. 15, 
1836 ; Union Co., O, Served three years in the 
Civil War as Commissary Sergeant. His bro- 
ther-in-law Cyrus Allen Walker was with him 
in the war. Living (1898) Clearfield, Kansas. 
They had 8 children. 

1684. vii. JAMES Franklin Walker^ b. Dec. 17, 1834; 

m. March 21, 1867; Evelyn Wyland ; b. Aug. 
23, 1846, of Goshen, Ind. He was in the Civil 
War. In 1870 he removed from Lucas Co., la., 
to Bellville, Republic Co., Kansas, where he 
owns and operates a farm. They had 4 child- 

1685. viii. QUINTILLA Jane Walker" ; b. Oct. 4, 1845 ; 

m. 1875 ; George Walker, her cousin, son of Ed- 
mond. He was postmaster Quote, Carroll Co., 
Mo., for several years. They had 3 children. 

1686. ix. ROSELLA Melissa Walker" ; b. June 2, 1847 ; 

m. 1867 ; George Smith, who served three years 
in the Civil War as a private in Company I., 
33rd Iowa. He was killed in a railroad acci- 
dent June 23, 1881. She d. July 13, 1900, in 
Wauchula, Fla. They had 6 children. 

1687. X. IRA Cassius Walker"; b. June 14, 1849, in 

Iowa; m. July 31, 1889, Emily Acres. She lived 
in Burlington, la., but was b. in Gibraltar, Spain. 
She was the daughter of William Acres, who was 
a merchant in Burlington, la., for seventeen 
years. Her grandfather Acres served in the 
Crimean War. Ira Cassius Walker is a station 
agent and telegraph operator. They live in Old 
Mexico (1902). They had three children. 

For further records of this and other Walker families 
see (Genealogical History of the Descendants of John Wal- 
ker of Wigton, Scotland by E. S. White) . 


Allen% William', Malcum% James^ William*, Edward% Ed- 
ward-, Edward^ ; b. Feb. 20, 1833, Adair Co., Ky. ; d. Sept. 
29, 1864, Cobham, Pa. ; m. Feb. 24, 1856. 

BENJAMIN BAIRD SIGGINS, b. July 27, 1827, in 
Youngsville, Pa.; d. June 14, 1903, Youngsville, Pa., son 
of Alexander and Margaret (Kinnear) Siggins. Benjamin 
Baird Siggins m. 2d Druzilla E. Belnap. Children: 

1. EMMA Siggins"; b. Feb. 6, 1857, in Chariton, 
Iowa; married Dec. 6, 1882, in Youngsville, Pa. 
John Barber White; b. Dec. 8, 1847, Ellery 
Township (near Jamestown), Chautauqua 
County, New York. Son of John and Rebekah 
(Barber) White, gr. son of Luke and Eunice 
(White) White, gr. gr. son of Josiah and De- 
borah (House) White, gr. gr. gr. grand son of 
Josiah and Abigail (Whitcomb) White, gr. gr. 
gr. gr. grand son of Josiah and Mary (Rice) 
White, gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. grand son of John 
White of the "Countie of Middlesex in Eng- 
land" and hi swife Joan. John White, bap. in the 
"Old Church," in South Petherton, Somerset 
Co., England, Mar. 7, 1620 ; m. in Drayton Par- 
ish, Somerset, May 28, 1627, Joan, dau. of Rich- 
ard and Maudlin (Staple alias Cooke) West, 
bapt. in the "Old Church," in Drayton, Apr. 16, 
1606. They lived in Drayton where their two 
oldest sons were baptized. In 1638, or before, 
he owned a home in Southarpe, in the Parish 
of South Petherton, which he sold to his brother 
Robert before coming to New England with his 
wife and children to make his home in the 
wilderness. (Ancestry of John Barber White) . 

ii. LAURA Siggins^'^; b. Aug. 15, 1859, in Chariton, 
la.; m. Sept. 19, 1883, in Youngsville, Pa.; 
James O. Messerly, of Warren, Pa., son of 
Jonas and Sarah (Alspaugh) Messerly. 

Other Families 473 

iii. CLINTON C. Siggins^"; b. Dec. 31, 1862, in Colo- 
rado; m. Apr. 20, 1890, in Hugo, Colorado; 
Nellie Cunningham, b. May 26, 1870, dau. of 
Jerry and Josaphine (Ballard) Cunningham. 
Living (1917) Twin Falls, Idaho. 

EMMA Siggins^" ; m. John Barber White. Their child- 

i. EMMA Ruth White^\ 

ii. JAY Barber White''; d. in infancy. 

iii. RAYMOND Baird White'\ 



EDWARD Aliens of England. 

EDWARD Aliens of Ipswich, N. E. ; m. Sarah Kimball 
their son 

EDWARD Allen^; m. Mercy Painter 
their son 

WILLIAM Allen*; m. Mary Budd 
their son 

JAMES Allen"; m. Margaret Anderson 
their son 

MALCUM Allen^; m. Mary Cunningham 
their son 

WILLIAM Allen'; m. Elizabeth Tilford 
their dau. 

SARAH Ann Allen* ; m. Samuel Scott Walker 
their dau. 

ELIZABETH Erma Walker^ m. Benjamin Baird Siggins 
their dau. 

EMMA Siggins'*'; m. John Barber White 
their children 

EMMA Ruth White 

RAYMOND Baird White. 

Other Families 475 


1688. "ROBERT POAGE^ with many other settlers in 
the Valley, appeared at Orange court, May 22, 
1740, to "prove his importation," with the view 
of taking up public lands. The record sets 
forth that he and his wife Elizabeth, and nine 
children, named, came from Ireland to Phila- 
delphia, "and from thence to this colony," at 
his own expense. He may have come some 
years earlier than the date mentioned, but we 
find no trace of him before that time. Alex- 
ander Breckenridge proved his importation on 
the same day, and very likely the two families 
came over in the same ship. Mr. Poage settled 
on a plantation three miles north of Staunton, 
which he must have purchased from William 
Beverly, as the land was in Beverly's Manor. 
The tract contained originally seven hundred 
and seventy-two acres. It was there, no doubt, 
that the young preacher, McAden, obtained his 
first dinner in Virginia on Saturday, June 21, 
1755. But he acquired other lands from the 
government. There is a patent on parchment, 
executed by Governor Gooch, July 30, 1742, 
granting Robert Poage three hundred and six 
acres of land "in the county of Orange, on the 
west side of the Blue Ridge," to be held "in 
free and common soccage, and not in capite or 
by Knight's service," in consideration of tHirty- 
five shillings ; provided the grantee should pay 
a fee rent of one shilling for every fifty acres, 
annually," on the feast of St. Michaels the 
Archangel," &c. The seal attached to the pat- 


ent has on it an impression of the royal crown 
of Great Britain. The will of Robert Poage, 
dated October 20, 1773, was proved in court 
March 6, 1774. The executors were William 
Lewis and testator's son John. The testator 
mentions his sons John, Thomas, Robert, 
George and William, and his daughters Martha 
Woods, Elizabeth Crawford and Margaret Rob- 
ertson. To the last six he gave only "one pis- 
tole" each, having provided for them otherwise. 
The son Thomas is not named in the Orange 
county court record and the presumption is 
that he was born after the family came to 
America. The record referred to mentions, 
however, two daughters, Mary and Sarah, who 
are not named in the will. Both had probably 
died before the will. One of these, it is sup- 
posed, was the first wife of Major Robert Breck- 
enridge (son of Alexander), who died while 
quite young, leaving two sons, Robert and Alex- 
ander Breckenridge, who became prominent 
citizens of Kentucky. 

Children of Robert^ and Elizabeth ( ) Poage: 

1689. i. JOHN Poage- ; qualified as assistant to Thom- 
as Lewis, Surveyor of Augusta county, May 20, 
1760. In 1763, he was vestryman of Augusta 
Parish. On March 17, 1778, he became high 
sheriff, and on the next day qualified as county 
surveyor. His will dated February 16, 1789, 
and proved in court April 22, 1789, mentions 
his wife Mary, and children, Robert, George, 
James, John, Elizabeth and Ann. His son Rob- 
ert qualified as assistant county surveyor, June 
16, 1778. 

1690.* ii. THOMAS Poage^; inherited and lived on his 
father's homestead. His wife was Polly Mc- 
Clanahan. His will was proved in court Jan- 

Other Families 477 

uary 24, 1803, mentions children Elija, Robert, 
John, William, Elizabeth, Ann, Polly and Agnes. 

1691. iii. ROBERT Poage=. 

1692. iv. GEORGE Poage=. 

1693. V. WILLIAM Poage- ; m. Ann Kennedy. She is 

said to have been married four times. Her 
first husband was a Wilson, and Poage was the 
second. After the death of the latter she mar- 
ried Joseph Lindsey who was killed at the bat- 
tle of Blue Licks, in 1782, and finally she mar- 
ried James McGinty. She was a woman of rare 
energy and ingenuity. Collins says she brought 
the first spinning wheel to Kentucky, and made 
the first linen manufactured in that county 
from the line of nettles and the first linsey 
from nettle-line and buffalo wool. They were 
the parents of General Robert Poage of Mason 
county, Kentucky. 

1694. vi. MARTHA Poage^; m. Woods. 

1695. vii. ELIZABETH Poage- ; m. Crawford. 

1696. viii. MARGARET Poage-; m. Robertson. 

1697. ix. MARY Poage^. 

1698. X. SARAH Poage-. 

(From Supplement of Annals of Augusta Co., Va., by 
Jos. A. Waddell). 

(1689) JOHN POAGE-, a native of Ireland settled in 
Virginia in 1737, his last days were spent in Augusta coun- 
ty, that state, where he departed this life in 1789. They 
had thirteen children: 

1699. i. ROBERT Poage^; b. 1752, in Augusta Co., 

Va. ; d. 1810, in Ashland, Ky. ; m. June 17, 1782, 
Mary Hopkins, his 2d cousin. 


1700.* ii. Major GEORGE Poage% b. March 28, 1754; 
d. Sept. 16, 1821, near Ashland, Ky. ; m. 1774, 
Ann Allen (No. 1598). Major Poage qualified 
as Captain in the Augusta Co., Va. Militia and 
was in active service in the Revolutionary War. 

1701. iii. Colonel WILLIAM Poage\ b. Feb. 17, 1756, 

in Augusta county; d. Dec. 7, 1830, in Poca- 
hontas Co., W. Va. ; m. Margaret Davis. 

1702. iv. JOHN Poage^^; b. Dec. 23, 1757, in Augusta 

Co.; d. 1827, in Augusta; m. Rebecca Hopkins, 
his 2d cousin. 

1703. V Colonel JAMES Poage'; b. March 17, 1760, 

in Augusta; d. April 19, 1820, in Ripley, Ohio; 
m. March 19, 1787, Mary Woods, his cousin^ 

1704. vi. ELIZABETH Poage-; b. ; d. 1802, m 

Va. ; m. Aug. 23, 1783, Rev. Moses Hoge, D. D. 

1705. vii. Rev. THOMAS Poage'; b. in Va.; m. 1792, 

Laura Watkins and d. in Va. the same year. 

POAGE% had 13 children. Of these : 

1706. THOMAS Hoge Poage\ was forty-nine years of 

age when he passed away May 31, 1841. His 
wife, Nancy Allen (Frame) Poage long sur- 
vived him and d. July 13, 1889. Thomas H. 
Poage was an extensive land owner, planter and 
slave-owner, operating near Ashland, Ken- 
tucky. He also had large tracts of land in 
Texas and to his plantation there took many 
of his negroes because of the agitation in Vir- 
ginia against slavery. While on a trip of in- 
spection to his plantations in the Lone Star 
State he became ill of yellow fever and died 
there. He was b. Feb. 4, 1792. Children: 

1707. i. MARGARET Ann Poage"'; b. July 30, 

1821 ; d. in infancy. 

Other Families 479 

1708. ii. AGNES Virginia Poage-, b. Oct. 7, 1824, 

m. William Shanklin, who d. , leaving 

her a wid. He was a banker and extensive 
land holder. She resides on a plantation near 
Carlisle, Kentucky. 

1909.* iii. GEORGE Samuel Poage"'; b. Feb. 6, 

1827 ; d. Dec. 13, 1882, in Benton county, Mis- 
souri; m. July 25, 1853, 

Eliza C. Keller, b. Sept. 28, 1833, dau. of Louis 
and Hannah (Miller) Keller, natives of Ger- 
many. She was the eldest of 10 children. 

1710.* iv. HUGH Calvin Poage'; b. June 16, 1829 

d. 1900; m. Sarah E. Davenport. 

1711. V. ISABEL Jane Poage;'; b. Aug. 12, 1831 

d. young. 

1712. vi. THOMAS C. Poage'' ; b. Aug. 4, 1834 

d. Dec. 15, 1877. 

1713. vii. REBECCA Crawford Poage''; b. Aug. 7, 

1836; m. R. C. Wilson. Is a widow living in 
Carlisle, Ky. 

1714. viii. JOHN William Poage''; b. Feb. 9, 1840; 

d. July 9, 1868. 

1715. ii. WILLIAM Poage*, son of Major George and 

Ann (Allen) Poage, married 

Eliza Van Horn. They had a daughter: 

ELIZABETH Poage ', who married John T. 
Sullivan. They had: 

ANN Sullivan" ; b. in Kentucky ; m. Wal- 
ter Warden Cleary, and 

FLORENCE Sullivan"; m. John Pickens 

(Ref. D. A. R. Lineage Book, National No. 13332). 


(1709) GEORGE SAMUEL POAGE% spent his boy- 
hood days in Kentucky ; came to Missouri in 1858 ; lived for 
a time in Lafayette County, and about one year in War- 
rensburg. He then removed to Benton County where he 
became a farmer and land owner until his death on De- 
cember 13, 1882 ; he m. July 25, 1853, 

Eliza C. Keller. Children: 

1716. i. JOHN Thomas Poage"^; b. July 30, 1854; m. 

Evelyn Harvey. They live in Clinton, Mo. 

1717. ii. GEORGE Madison Poage°; b. October 31, 

1856; m. 

Laura Oaks. He is a land owner and capitalist, 
lives in Jerico Springs, Cedar Co., Mo. 

1718. iii. FREDERICK Clay Poage^ ; b. April 20, 1859 ; 

m. Fannie Wilson, and resides on the old Poage 
homestead in Benton Co., Mo. 

1719. iv. EMMA Eugenia Poage^ b. March 25, 1861; 

d. Sept. 26, 1862. 

1720. V. SAMUEL Allen Poage^ ; b. May 10, 1865 ; m. 

Ethel Baugh. He is a physician and resides in 
Clinton, Mo. 

1721.* vi. HENRY Ferrel Poage^; b. March 17, 1868; 
m. in 1896; 

Hattie Haysler, dau. of Charles H. and Elizabeth 
(Humbrock) Haysler, of Clinton, Mo. 

1722. vii. HANNAH Adelaide Poage^ ; b. November 11, 

1871 ; m. January 3, 1910, 

Lawrence Crotty, of Clinton, Mo. 

1723. viii. WILLIAM Rhea Poage^; b. March 20, 1873; 

m. Ethel Shobe. 

(1721) Henry and Hattie (Haysler) Poage, have two 

Other Families 481 

HAYSLER A. and VASHTI H. Poage. 

(Ref. Vol. Ill, p. 248, Missouri The Center State, 1821- 

(1710) HUGH CALVIN POAGE'^^; b. June 16, 1829; 
d. 1900; m. Sarah E. Davenport. Children: 

1724. i. VIRGINIA Statira Poage"; b. in Boyd Co., 

Ky. ; m. Frank Henderson. 

1725. ii. KATHERINE Poage"; b. in Ashland, Ky. ; 

m. E. H. Townsend. 

(1690) THOMAS POAGE% Robert', married, 
Polly McClanahan. Children: 

1726. i. ELIJA Poage^; m. Nancy Grattan, dau. of 

John Grattan, July 3, 1787, and went to Ken- 

1727. ii. ROBERT Poage • ; m. Martha Crawford, Sept. 

15, 1791, and went to Ky. 

1728. iii. JOHN Poage^ ; m. Nov. 27, 1792 ; Mrs. Rachel 

Crawford, widow of John Crawford of Augus- 
ta, and dau. of Hugh Barclay, of Rockbridge. 
John Poage was gr.-father of Col. Wm. T. 
Poage, of Lexington. 

1729. iv. WILLIAM T. Poage= ; youngest son of Thom- 

as, Sr., was the Major Poage who lived many 
years on the ancestral farm three miles from 
Staunton. His first wife was Betsy, dau. of Col. 
Andrew Anderson. She d. without issue, and 
he m. again, Margaret (Peggy) Allen (No. 
1671), by whom there was a large family. His 
son Thomas Allen\ a rising lawyer in S. W. 
Va., was Colonel of the Fiftieth Virginia regi- 
ment when he was killed, on Blackwater, in 
Feb., 1863. One of Major Poage's daughters 
married General James A. Walker, who was 


Lieut. Gov. of Va. A. W. Poage, of Wythe, a 
son of Major Poage, contributed much of this 
family history. 

1730. V. ANN POAGE-; m. Major Archibald Woods, 

of Botetourt, March 5, 1789, who was son of 
Mrs. Martha Woods, dau. of Robert Poage, Sr. 
Major Woods removed to Ohio County, and d. 
there in 1846. His son Thomas Woods was 
cashier of the North Western Bank of Virginia, 
at Wheeling and was father of Rev. Edgar 
Woods, of Pantops Academy, Albemarl, Va. 

1731. vi. ELIZABETH Poage^^; m. Rev. William Wil- 

son, of Augusta church. 

1732. vii. POLLY Poage^ ; m. Thomas Wilson, a brother 

of Rev. William Wilson. Thomas Wilson lived 
at Morgantown, N. W. Va., and was a lawyer, 
member of congress, &c. His son, the Rev. 
Norval Wilson, was long a prominent minister 
of the M. E. Church and one of his daughters 
was Mrs. Louisa Lowrie, missionary to India. 
Among the grand sons of Thomas Wilson are 
Bishop Alpheus Wilson and E. W. Wilson, at 
one time Gov. of West Virginia. 

"The Poage Chapter, of Ashland, Kentucky, Miss M. 
Annie Poage, regent, has marked the graves of Gen. John 
Poage and his son. Col. George Poage, at Old Bethesda 
grave yard at Ashland, Ky., and that of Capt. James Allen 
at Staunton, Virginia, all having served at the siege of 
Yorktown and at Point Pleasant, West Virginia." 

(Sixteenth Report of the National Society D. A. R. p. 40) . 

REV. ISAAC CAMPBELL; Mr. Campbell was ordained 
and licensed by the Lord Bishop of London to officiate in 
Virginia, July 6, 1747; became incumbent of Trinity Par., 
Newport, Charles Co., Md., 1748; was presented to the 

Other Families 483 

living by Gov. Ogle, and inducted July 16, 1751. He was 
a member of Chas, Co. Committee of Safety, Nov. 24, 1774 ; 
was a Whig of the Revolution. After 1776 he had a school 
at his residence. He published a work on Civil Govern- 
ment, in 4 vols., 8vo. In 1779 was elected Rector of the 
Par. by the Board of Trustees. At his death was sue. by 
Rev. Hatch Dent, having had charge of the Parish 36 
years. He left a large estate of Va. lands, about 3,330 a., 
which he divided equally among his sons ; also a large plan- 
tation in Md. on which he lived, and which he left to his 
daughters. His widow survived him but a short while. 
His estate was appraised, P. W. Co., Mar. 7, 1785. He was 

born in Scotland and died in Maryland, 1784; m. 

before 1755, Jean Brown ; b. "Rich Hill" Charles Co., Md., 
June 1, 1728 ; d. 1784. Children : 

i. WILLIAM CampbelP ; m. Randolph. 

ii. JEAN CampbelP' ; m. Walter Winter. 

ill. GUSTAVUS Brown CampbelP'. 

iv. ISAAC CampbelP ; m. Bell. 

V. JAMES CampbelP; m. 

vi. RICHARD Henry CampbelP. 

vii. JOHN Campbell, M. D.-. 

viii. FRANCESS Campbell-^ ; m. Russell. 

ix. CECELIA Ann Campbell- ; m. George Tyler. 

WILLIAM Campbell- ; m. ^ Randolph. Their 

daughter : 

i. CATHERINE Campbell'' ; m. James Cunning- 

ham, of "Richlands," Fred'k Co., Md., bro- 
ther of Sir William Cunningham, of Scot- 
land. Their children were: 

i. GEORGE Farley Cunningham*. 

ii. CHARLES Edward Cunningham*. 


iii. REBECCA Janet Cunningham*; d. Lon- 

don, Eng., Sept. 25, 1890; m. 1st Thomas 
Blackburn; m. 2d Rev. Edward William 

(Hayden's Va. Gen. p. 165). 

Thomas Wallace, of Cairnhill, merchant at Glasgow, d. 
April, 1748, he purchased the lands of Cairnhill early 

in the 18th century, as successor to his father, the lands, 
Anderson says, having been in the possession of the Wal- 
laces of Cairnhill, and Ayrshire family for more than two 
centuries. He married LILIAS CUNNINGHAM, daughter 
of WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, of Craigends, Renfrew, 
and his wife Christian Colquohoun of Luss. Her father 
was elected in 1689, by the freeholders of Renfrew, then 
Commissioner to the Convention of Estates, where, in sub- 
sequent sessions of Parliament, he was distinguished by 
his great fidelity and honor. He was lineally descended 
from Sir William CUNNINGHAM the 2d son of Alexander, 
1st Earl of Glencairn who received the lands of Craigends 
from his father before the end of the 15th Cent. (For 
Colquhoun of Luss v. Burke's Peerage, Hayden's Va. Gen. 
p. 689). 

Other Families 485 


The family of Cunningham is of Scotch origin, the home 
of the clan bearing that name being in Ayrshire, where 
they were established and prominent as early as 1200. 
They possess the earldom of Carrick and Glencairn and the 
lordship of Cunningham. From Ayreshire are descended 
all known branches of the family in England, Scotland and 
Ireland, According to family tradition the first settlers 
in Ireland were two of six brothers who won distinction 
under King James of Scotland, who later became James I. 
of England. The records show^ that among the first gran- 
tees of King James, in Ireland, were several of this name. 
In the precinct of Portlough, County of Donegal, John Cun- 
ningham of Crawfield, Ayrshire, Scotland, received a 
grant of one thousand acres in 1610. At the same time 
James Cunningham, Laird of Glangarnocke, Ayrshire, re- 
ceived two grants, one of one thousand acres and the other 
of two thousand acres, in the same precinct, and Cuthbert 
Cunningham, of Glangarnocke, received one thousand 
acres. Alexander Conningham, of Powton, Gentleman, of 
Sorbie, Wigtonshire, Scotland, had a grant of one thousand 
acres in the precinct of Boylagh, County of Donegal. There 
is reason to believe that Glangarnocke, Ayrshire, was the 
home of the family. History relates that Sir James Cun- 
ningham took possession of his grant of two thousand 
acres but returned to Scotland. His agent Robert Young 
built one Irish barn of copies; he had forty-four head of 
cattle, one plow of garrons, and some tillage at last har- 
vest. Three families of British resident on his portion, 
preparing to build ; as yet no estate passed to them "John 
Cunningham of Crawfield" the Carew manuscript just 
quoted says, "one thousand acres; resident with one fam- 
ily of British ; is building a barn, and preparing materials ; 
hath a plow of garrons and thirty head of cattle. Cuthbert 



Cunningham, one thousand acres; resident with two fam- 
ilies of British; built an Irish house of Copies, and pre- 
pared materials to re-edify the castle of Coole McEctrean ; 
hath a plow of garrons, and eighty head of cattle in stock." 
This document is dated July 29, 1611, and refers to the 
land granted above. As Sir James returned to Scotland, 
we may assume that these two other Cunninghams, whose 
grants were evidently together in the records, were the two 
brothers traced in the tradition as the settlers from Scot- 
land. Another Cunningham, Alexander, of Ponton Elder, 
had not appeared, and perhaps never did; and another 
James Cunningham, of Horomilne, returned to Scotland in 
the fall of 1611, leaving his herd of six cows and six ser- 
vants, but had no preparations for a permanent stay. The 
next oflfycial report of the settlement, under date of 1619, 
shows progress in the settlements of Sir James Cunning- 
ham. John Cunningham and Cuthbert Cunningham. 

(Middlesex Co., Mass. Vol. I., p. 352). 


"ROBERT CUNNINGHAM, a native of north Ireland, 
settled on a farm called Rock Springs, in Augusta County, 
about the year 1735. He was one of the first set of jus- 
tices of the peace appointed in 1775, and afterwards, it 
is said, a member of the House of Burgesses. His wife 
was a widow Hamilton and the mother of several chil- 
dren at the time of her second marriage. One of her 
daughters, Mary Hamilton, married David Campbell, and 
was mother of John and Arthur Campbell, and others. 
Two of the daughters of Robert Cunningham also married 
Campbells. He had no son. His daughter, Martha (Cun- 
ningham), about the year 1750, married Walter Davis, 
who became the owner of Rock Spring farm. Mr. Davis 
never held civil office, but was an Elder of Tinkling Spring 
Church and a man of much influence. His daughter Mar- 

Other Families 487 

garet (Davis) married John Smith, and was mother of 
Judge Daniel Smith of Rockingham. His son William 
Davis, born in 1765, married Annie Caldwell, and died 
about 1851, aged eighty-six. He was a man of high stand- 
ing in the community, a justice of the peace, high sheriff, 
&c. Walter Davis, Jr., son of William born in 1791, was 
for many years one of the two commissioners of the rev- 
enue in Augusta County and noted for his faithful and 
intelligent discharge of the duties of his office. His wife 
was Rebecca VanLear. William C. Davis a brother of 
Walter Davis, Jr., removed to Missouri in 1836 or 1837. 
Dr. Thomas Parks, of Missouri, is the only surviving grand- 
child of Walter Davis, Sr. 

John Cunningham, believed to have been a brother of 
Robert, lived in Staunton; his residence being on Lot No. 
1, southwest comer of Augusta Street and Spring Lane. 
He had three daughters and one son. His oldest daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Margaret Reed (Mrs. Reed afterwards, while a 
widow, became the second wife of Col. George Mathews, 
from whom she was divorced. She lived to extreme old 
age in the low frame house which formerly stood on Bev- 
erly Street; she was baptized by Mr. Craig in 1747, and 
died in 1827. Another daughter, Isabella, married Major 
Robert Burns, and was mother of Mrs. Waterman and 
Mrs. Gambill, of Rockingham. The third daughter of 
John Cunningham, Elizabeth, married Captain Thomas 
Smith. According to family tradition. Captain Smith 
commanded the only troop of cavalry that went into the 
Continental service from Augusta during the Revolution- 
ary War. His daughters were Mrs. Michael Garber, Mrs. 
Moses McCue, and Mrs. John Jones. Captain Walter Cun- 
ningham, only son of John, removed to Kentucky, and thus 
the name disappeared from the county. We are indebted 
to Major James B. Dorman, a grandson of Mrs. Moses 
McCue for most of the above facts." 

(Supplement of Annals of Augusta Co., p. 442, by Jos. 
A. Waddell.) 


DAVID CAMPBELL, son of John Campbell of Lancaster 
Co., Pennsylvania, married in Augusta Co., Va. Mary Ham- 
ilton and had seven sons and six daus. namely: John, 
Arthur, James, William, David Robert Patrick, Mar- 
garet, Mary, Martha, Sarah, Ann and a dau. not named. 


16th January 1760 (33 year of Reign) James Cunning- 
ham's will, of Colony and Dominion of Virginia. To wife 
Margaret; to son Moses, infant; to Hugh Cunningham, 1 
shilling; to daughter ELIZABETH; 1 shilling; to James 
Cunningham, son to son JACOB ; to John Cunnongham, 
son to son ISAAC : to daughter MARY ; to daughters, each 
and ever (one) of them 1 shilling Executors, wife and son 

(1596).— Test; MALCOM ALLEN, Robert Bowen, 
Margaret is dead. Moses qualifies, with Hugh Cunning- 
ham and George Dougherty. 

(Chalkley Records; Vol. IIL p. 88.) 

"Order Book— 1755— 1756 

James Cunningham, Gent., as 1st Lieutenant of company 
of Foot in Spottsylvania Co. commission dated May 4, 1756. 

James Cunningham, commission dated Sept. 2, 1755, En- 
sign to Capt. Benjamin Pendleton took the oath Sept. 3, 

(Virginia Co. Rec. Vol. I. Spotsylvania. Colonial Militia. 
pp. 517-519.) 

James Cunningham, commission dated July 27, 1763, to 
be Lieutenant of a company of Militia. Took the oath 
Aug. 1, 1763. 

Other Families 489 


First Presbyterian Church Carlisle, Pa. 
Jan. 4, 1798; William Allen Jennie McCommon 

First Pres. Ch. Philadelphia. 

6/19/1734; George Allen Mary Clemens 

6/12/1718; Charles Allen Eleanor Dawson 

10/30/1729 ; James Allen Dorothy Brooks 

3/27/1729; Jeremiah Allen Susanna Flemming 

3/17/1742; Mary Allen Charles Morrice 

Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

1/28/1718 ; Mary Allen .Joseph Webb 

7/26/1718; Nehemiah Allen, Jr Hannah Lownes 

1/27/1713 ; Nathaniel Allen Hannah Webb 

11/ 9/1682; Priscilla Allen Thomas Smith 

4/27/1718; Richard Allen Mary Goforth 

12/29/1752; Susanna Allen John Drinker 

Falls Monthly Meeting. 

9/20/1774; Ann Allen Joseph Paul 

11/16/1784; Jane Allen Benjamin Shoemaker 

10/15/1741 ; John Allen Elizabeth Large 

2/13-1736; John Allen Elizabeth Welsh 

5/23/1781 ; Samuel Allen Sarah Brown 

490 SiGGINS AND ; 

10 12/1808; Samuel Allen, Jr Sarah Warner 

10/31-1786; William Allen Sarah Lancaster ' 

Buckingham Monthly Meeting. '' 

11/24/1738 ; Lydia Allen Robert Tucker I 

Second Pres. Ch. Phil. ; 

Oct. 24, 1807; Ann Allen John Henry Miers i 

Apr. 5, 1781 ; Deborah Allen John Grove : 

Dec. 24, 1812 ; Harriet B. Allen John W. Hall ; 

Feb. 28, 1793; Margaret Allen Edward Weir ; 

Feb. 16, 1797; Mary Allen Robert C. Murray ] 

July 25, 1801; Peter Allen Nancy Morgan | 


First Presbyterian Church Carlisle, Pa. 


Dec. 9, 1797; Agnes Allen John Day ; 

Nov. 14, 1788; Catherine Allen Samuel Gray 

Feb. 20, 1794; Elizabeth Allen Henry Rumble | 

Sept. 16, 1794; Jennie Allen John Barr i 


Nov. 25, 1806; Jacob Allen Jane Spootswood 

Sept. 10, 1789; Margaret Allen William McAlvy ! 

Jan. 4, 1798 ; William Allen McCammon ; 

St. Pauls Episcopal Ch. Chester, ■ 

May 6, 1704; Elizabeth Allen Samuel Addams j 

Elizabeth Allen, dau. of Daniel Robert Cobbs | 

Elizabeth Allen, m. Richard Roberts. I 

Other Families 491 



1733. SAMUEL ALLEN', from Braintree, Essex Co., 

Eng., b. abt. 1588; came to Cambridge, Mass., 
1632 ; was bro. of Col. Matthew Allyn of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., afterward of Windsor and Hart- 
ford, Conn,, and of Dea. Thomas Allyn of Mid- 
dletown. Conn, He removed to Conn., and set- 
tled in Windsor; juryman 5 Mch., 1644; and a 
farmer. Land gr, by Town of W,, see p,-150. 
He was a man of public spirit and honored by 
his fellow citizens with positions of trust; he 
d, W. and was bu. 28 April 1648 (O. C. R) ; ag. 
60; widow removed to Northampton, Mass., and 
m. 2d, William Hurlburt, and d. at Northampton, 
13 Nov., 1687. Mr. Allen's will was dated Sept. 
8, 1648, inv. at 76. L. 18s. 8d. Children: 

1734. i. SAMUEL Allen% b. 1634; m. 29 Nov, 1659, 

Hannah, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Blott) 
Woodford; was freeman 1683; land granted 
family Northampton 1657; d. at N. 18 Oct, 
1718-19; was ancestor by his son Samuel-', gr. 
son Joseph^ gr, gr. son Rev. Thomas'', of Rev, 
William", author of the first American Bio- 
graphical Dictionary. 

1735.* ii. NEHEMIAH Allen=, m. 1664, Sarah, dau. of 
Thomas and Mary (Blott) Woodford. He d. 
Northampton, 1684; was ancestor by son Sam- 
ueP, gr. son Joseph*, of Gen. Ethan Allen', of 
Revolutionary fame; b. in Litchfield, Conn., 


1736. iii. JOHN Aliens m. 8 Dec. 1669, Mary, dau. of 

Wm. Honor Hannum, b. 5 April 1650; he killed 
by Indians, at Bloody Brook, Deerfield, Mass., 
18 Sept. 1675; had ch. John^ b. 30 Sept. 1670; 
Samuel\ b. 5 Feb. 1673; Hannah' , b. N. May 

1737. iv. REBECCA Aliens and 

1738. V. MARY Aliens d. 1648, (0. C. R.) 

1739. vi. OBADIAH Allen^ d. Middletown, Conn., 7 

April 1723; m. 1st, 23 Oct. 1669, Elizabeth San- 
ford, of Milford, Conn.; m. 2d, Mary, dau. of 
John Savage, widow of John Whetmore, she d. 
20 Oct. 1723. He was adopted by his uncle 
Dea. Thomas of M., soon after his father's 
death ; res. at M. and after his uncle's d. 16 Oct. 
1688; inher. most of his estate; was adm. to M. 
ch. by certif. from W. Ch. 2 May 1669; but 
owned covt' 9 Nov. 1668, and was chosen deacon 
31 May 1704. (From Ancient Windsor, p.-14.) 

(1735). NEHEMIAH ALLEN-, son of Samuel and Ann 
( ) Allen, lived in Salisbury Ct., and Northamp- 
ton, where he d. June 27, 1684. He m. Sept. 21, 1664, Sarah, 
dau. of Thomas and Mary (Blott) Woodford; she m. 2d, 
Sept. 1, 1687, Richard Burke and 3d, July 11, 1706, Judah 
Wright; d. in Nhn., March 31 1713. Children: 

SAMUEL Allen'^ b. Jan. 3, 1665-6. 

NEHEMIAH Allen^ b. Oct. 18, 1667; d. soon. 

NEHEMIAH Allen% b. Nov. 6, 1669 ; m. Ruth, 
dau. of David Burt. 

1743. iv. SARAH Aliens b. Aug. 22, 1672; m. Joseph 

Strong of Nhn. 

1744. v. THOMAS Allen', b. Jan. 17, 1675; d. the 

next year. 







Other Families 493 

1745. vi. HANNAH Aliens bap. May 6, 1G77. 

1746. vii. RUTH Allen, b. Jan. or June 4, 1680; m. Dec. 

16, 1702, Josiah Leonard. 

1747. viii. Allen •, b. Aug. 12, 1683 ; d. soon. 

1748. ix. SILENCE Allen, b. 1684; d. 1691. 

(1740). SAMUEL ALLEN^ son of Nehemiah and 
Sarah (Woodford) Allen; b. 1666; in 1705 he bought the 
Dr. Willard lot (in Deerfield) which he sold to Sam'l Barn- 
ard in 1711; in 1713 he sold the Quartus Hawks home- 
stead in Wapping to Eleazer Hawks, and soon thereafter 
removed to Coventry, Ct., and d. before 1728. He m. Mercy, 
dau. of Judah Wright; she d. in Litchfield, Ct., Feb. 5, 
1728 ae. 59. Children: 

1749. i. NEHEMIAH Aliens b. Sept. 21, 1693, at Nhn. ; 

d. young. 

MERCY Aliens b. June 24, 1695. 

NEHEMIAH AllenS Sept. 19, 1697; prob. sett. 
in Guilford, Ct. 

MARY Allen', b. Oct. 22, 1699. 

HESTER Aliens Feb. 26, 1704; d. at Deer- 
field, Nov. 27, 1706. 

JOSEPH Aliens b. Oct. 14, 1708, at Deerfield, 

1755. vii. DANIEL AllenS 

1756. viii. EBENEZER AllenS b. Apr. 26, 1711, in Dfd. 

1757. ix. LYDIA AllenS 

1758. X. LUCY AllenS 

(1754. JOSEPH ALLENS son of Samuel and Mercy 
(Wright) Allen, b. 1708; of Litchfield, Ct., 1728 rem. to 
Cornwall abt. 1740 and d. Apr. 4, 1755. He m. Mar. 6, 1736- 












7 Maiy, dau. of John Baker; time of her death not 
ascertained ; and no confirmation of a tradition that she 
was buried at Northfield, Mass. Children: 

1759. i. ETHAN Aliens b. Jan. 21, 1738, Litchfield, 

Conn. ; d. Feb. 13, 1789, Colchester, Vt. 

1760. ii. HEMAN Alien"', b. Oct. 15, 1740; d. in Salis- 

bury, leaving a widow and one daughter: 

i. LUCINDA Allen% m. Moses Catlin, Esq. 
The widow m. Mr. Wadhams and they left a 

Mrs. GUY. Catlin, who d. in Burlington. 

1761. iii. LYDIA Allen% b. April 6, 1741, m. Mr. Finch; 

lived and died in Goshen, Ct. 

1762.* iv. HEBER Allen% b. Oct. 4, 1743; d. in Poultney, 
western country and had 5 children. 

1763. V. LEVI Allen ■, b. Jan. 16, 1745, in Cornwall, Ct. ; 

d. 1801 in Burlington, Vt. 

i. A daughter educated in the Bethlehem 
School Pa. 

1764. vi. . LUCY Allen% b. April 2, 1747; m. Dr. Bebee, 

and lived and d. in Sheffield, Mass. 


1765. vii. ZIMRI Allen=, b. Dec. 10, 1748 ; d. at Sheffield, 


1766.* viii. IRA Allen\ b. April 21, 1751, Cornwall, Conn.; 
d. Jan. 7, 1814 Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Jerusha 
Enos, b. Feb. 6, 1764; d. May 6, 1835, dau. of 
Maj. Gen. Jerusha Hayden Enos. 

1767. i. HEBER Allen«, taught school in Milton, 

Ga., and went west. 

1768. ii. SARAH Allen", m. Mr. Everets, settled 

in Georgia. 

1769. iii. JOSEPH Aliens 

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1770. iv. LUCY Allen% m. Orange Smith, and 

lived a while in Swanton. 

1771. V. HEMAN Allen". 

(1766). IRA ALLEN', the diplomatist and manager in 
civil affairs, the great and most successful speculator of 
the brothers, who with the brothers, at one time claimed 
nearly all the lands for 50 miles along Lake Champlain; 
who probably did more towards the settlement and inter- 
ests of this part of the country than any other man, and 
by whose "unwearied efforts and profuse generosity the 
Vermont University was located in Burlington" generally 
the secretary of that well nigh omnipotent body, the Coun- 
cil of Safety; who recommended to the council the con- 
fiscation of Tory property to support the military forces of 
the state, the chief negotiator with the British in Canada 
by which a large army were kept inactive on our northern 
frontier the last three years of the Revolution, and the 
first treasurer of Vermont. 

(From a biography by Thompson.) 

This record is taken from the "Vermont Historical 
Gazetter," by A. M. Hemenway, 1867, and "Hist, of Deer- 
field," Vol. H. by George Sheldon. 

(1759). ETHAN ALLEN"', son of Joseph and Mary 
(Baker) Allen was b. Jan. 21, 1738, Litchfield, Conn.; d. 
Feb. 13, 1789 at Colchester, Vt., or Burlington; where a 
monument was erected to his memory by the State; he m. 
March 11, 1763, Mary, dau. of Richard Bronson, of what is 
now Roxbury, Ct. ; she d. at Sunderland, Vt., 1783; was 
buried at Arlington. He m. 2d, Feb. 16, 1784, Mrs. Frances 
Montuzan, wid. of Capt. Buchanen, step dau. to Crean Bush, 
b. April 4, 1760 (for a graphic account of this character- 
istic wedding see Hall's Eastern Vermont) ; she m. 3d, Oct. 
28, 1793, Hon. Jabez Penniman, of Westminster, Vt. 
Children : 


1772. i. JOSEPH E. A\\en\ b. abt. 1766; d. at Arling- 

ton, 1777. 

1773. ii. LORAIN Allen«, d. before 1783. 

1774. iii. LUCY Caroline Allen«, m. May 26, 1789, Hon. 

Sam'l Hitchcock, of Brimfield and Burlington, 
and left a dau. 

1775. LORAINE Allen Hitchcock", b. June 5, 

1776. iv. MARY Ann Allen% d. 1791 unm. at Burling- 


1777. V. P AMELIA Allen, m. Elieazer Keyes; they 

both resided and d. at Burlington, N. H. 
Children of 2d m. 

1778. vi. FANNY Allen«, b. Nov. 13, 1784; well known 

as the "Gray Nun of Montreal"; she entered a 
Nunnery in Canada where she died. 

1779.* vii. ETHAN Voltair Allen% b. Feb. 3, 1786 ; grad. 
of West^ Point; Capt. U. S. Army; m. 1817, 
Mary, dau. of John Bagnall; and m. 2d, Martha 
Washington Johnson; he d. at Norfolk, Va., in 

1780. viii. HANNIBAL Allen'% b. Nov. 24, 1787; grad. 
West Point, 1814; d. at Norfolk, Va., 1817. 

(1779). Ethan Voltair Allen«, had a son: 

ETHAN Voltair Allen of New York. 





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(1759) "I have no doubt that many interesting and im- 
portant facts and incidents in the early history of Ethan 
Allen, might yet be rescued from oblivion, A few of those 
which have never appeared in print I am happy in having 
it in my power to supply. Having instituted a careful 
inquiry with regard to the time and place of his birth, I 
succeeded several years ago in obtaining from the town 
clerk of Litchfield in the state of Connecticut a certified 
copy of records in the town clerk's office in that town, 
from which I derive the following facts, viz. That Joseph 
Allen, father of Ethan Allen, resided in that town in 1728, 
with his mother, Mercy Allen, who was then a widow ; 
that on the 11th day of March, 1736, he was married to 
Mary Baker, by the Rev. Anthony Stoddard, of Woodbury. 
Succeeding these facts in the records of the town of Litch- 
field, we have the following statements, "verbatim et lit- 

"Ethan Allen ye son of Joseph Allen and Mary his wife 
was born January ye 10th, 1737." Litchfield, Cornwall, 
Salisbury, Roxbury and, I think, Woodbury have all been 
honored as the birthplace of Ethan Allen. But the records 
of the town of Litchfield which I have cited make it certain 
that he was born there. Joseph Allen, the father of Ethan, 
removed with his family to Cornwall, Ct., about the year 
1740, and in that town were most of his children born, and 
there he died on the 4th of April, 1755. Soon after Joseph 
Aliens' death, Heman, his second son, engaged in mercan- 
tile business in Salisbury, and after that period his house 
became the home of the family. 

Joseph Allen had six sons, of whom Ethan was the old- 
est, their names were as follows: L Ethan, b. Jan. 10, 
1737-8; Heman, b. Oct. 15, 1740; Lydia, b. April 6, 1741; 


Heber, b. Oct. 4, 1743 ; Levi, b. Jan. 16, 1745 ; Lucy, b. April 
2. 1747; Zimri, b. Dec. 10, 1748; Ira, b. 1751. Lydia mar- 
ried a Mr. Finch, and lived and died in Goshen, Ct. ; Lucy 
married a Dr. Bebee and lived and died in Sheffield, Mass. ; 
Heber and Zimri, unlike their brothers never made them- 
selves conspicuous in connection with political affairs. 
Heber died many years ago in Poultney, Vt. He had two 
sons, Heber and Heman. Heber went into the western 
country and I know nothing further of his history. He- 
man, Hon. Heman Allen, of Highgate, after the death of 
his father was adopted into the family of his uncle, Ira. 
Zimri, died at Sheffield, Mass. He came to Vermont (then 
the New Hampshire grants) about the year 1766, leaving 
his family at Sheffield, and from that time he regarded 
this state as his home. At the time Ethan Allen came to 
New Hampshire grants, the controversy between the set- 
tlers and the claimants under New York had already com- 
menced, and several actions had been brought in the courts 
at Albany, for the ejectment of the settlers under New 
Hampshire titles." 

"The time will not allow me to go into particulars in re- 
lation to the controversy between the first settlers of Ver- 
mont, and the colony of New York in which Ethan Allen 
acted so conspicuous a part. Nor is it necessary, since 
these particulars are fully detailed in the published his- 
tories of the state, and probably familiar to most of you. 

While Ethan Allen was defending the rights of the set- 
tlers on the New Hampshire grants, as their acknowl- 
edged champion he was not indifferent to the conduct of 
the mother country towards her American colonies; and 
after the bloody affair at Lexington, he felt himself called 
upon to engage in the cause of liberty and right, on a 
larger scale. In accordance, therefore, with a request from 
Connecticut, he undertook to surprise and capture the for- 
tress of Ticonderoga. Having collected 230 Green Moun- 
tain boys, he arrived with 180 of them at the lake, in Shore- 
ham, opposite the fort, on the evening of the 9th of May, 
1775. It was with great difficulty that boats could be pro- 

Other Families 499 

cured to cross the lake, and with all diligence, only 83 men 
had been able to cross over the land near the fort, before 
daylight the next morning. As any farther delay would 
inevitably defeat their object, Allen placed himself at the 
head of these, inspired them with confidence by one of 
his laconic speeches, and then led them through a wicket- 
gate into the fort. The garrison (except the sentries, who 
were too much frightened to give the alarm) were in a 
profound sleep, from which they were first awakened by 
three hearty cheers from the Green Mountain boys, who 
were drawn up in regular order within the fort. Allen 
having ascertained the lodging place of the commander, 
Capt. De Place, commanded him to come forth instantly 
and surrender the fort, or he would sacrifice the whole 
garrison. De Place soon appeared at the door and inquired 
by what authority the surrender was demanded? "I de- 
mand it," says Allen "in the name of the Great Jehovah 
and the Continental Congress." These were authorities 
which, with Allen's sword over his head, De Place did not 
think it prudent to dispute. He therefore surrendered the 
garrison at discretion. 

From the time of the capture of the garrison at Ticon- 
deroga, Ethan Allen cosidered himself enlisted in the cause 
of American freedom. And, although he held no commis- 
sion from congress, he lent his willing service to Gens. 
Schuyler and Montgomery, who were ordered to advance 
into Canada in the fall of 1775, and by whom he was en- 
trusted with the command of certain detachments of the 
army, and sent forward for the purpose of ascertaining 
the feelings of the French settlers, and engaging them, if 
possible, in the American cause. In one of these excur- 
sions between Longeueil and LaPrarie, he met Maj. Brown, 
with about 200 men, and it was agreed between them, that 
they would attempt the capture of Montreal. Brown was 
to cross the river during the night, a little above the city, 
with his 200 men, and Allen, with 110 men, was to land 
a little below the city, and in the morning at a concerted 
signal, to assure each other that both were in readiness, 


they were to rush in on opposite sides, and take possession 
of the city. With a few canoes and much labor, Allen suc- 
ceeded in getting his men over in the course of the night, 
and choosing his position. Here he waited with much 
impatience, for a signal from Brown, that he had passed 
over and was ready for an advance upon the city, but he 
waited in vain. Brown did not pass over, Allen's position 
and numbers soon became known in the city, and all the 
forces that could be mustered were sent out to assault 
them, and an obstinate battle ensued. Allen, deserted by 
most of his Canadians, overwhelmed by numbers, and un- 
able to retreat, was at length obliged to surrender at dis- 
cretion. This event took place on the 25th of September, 
1775, and for the space of 2 years and 8 months, Allen was 
a prisoner in the hands of the British. He was loaded 
with Irons and sent to England, and was treated with the 
greatest cruelty, and indignity, but in all situations, wheth- 
er chained down in the hold of the vessel, or walking upon 
the deck, whether confined in the filthy and gloomy prison 
on shore, or abroad on his parole, he was, in all places, he 
was ETHAN ALLEN and no one else. Ethan Allen was 
exchanged for Lieut. John Campbell, on the 6th of May, 
1778. After waiting on Gen. Washington, at Valley Forge, 
he returned to Vermont, where he unexpectedly, but to the 
great joy of his friends, arrived on the 31st of May. The 
news of his arrival was spread tRrough the country. The 
Green Mountain boys flocked around him, and gave him 
a hearty welcome, cannons were fired in token of gladness 
and there was a general rejoicing. As Washington was a 
terror to the enemies of American Independence, so Ethan 
Allen was a terror to the enemies of Vermont. He died 
the 11th of February, 1789, and on the 16th, his remains 
were interred with the honors of war. His military friends 
from Bennington and parts adjacent attended and the pro- 
cession was truly solemn and numerous. He was buried 
in the graveyard at Winooski Falls." 

Other Families 501 

(1766) MAJOR GENERAL IRA ALLEN, of Vermont, 
son of Joseph and Mary (Baker) Allen; b. April 21, 1751; 
Cornwall, Conn. ; d. Jan. 7, 1814, Philadelphia, Pa. ; mar- 

Jerusha Hayden, Enos; b. Feb. 6, 1764; d. May 16, 1835. 
He was brother of Maj. Gen. Ethan Allen, of Ticonderoga 
fame, of Major Heber, Captain Heman, Lieuts. Levi and 
Zimri Allen of Vermont, all of the Revolutionary Army. 
He was descended from Samuel Allen of Baintree, Eng- 
land, 1588, who emigrated to New England 1632, in the 
5th generation thus: Ira', Joseph^ Samuel , Nehemiah% 
Samuel', brother of Col. Mathew Allen, of Windsor, Conn., 
1632. Ira Allen was one of the most eminent citizens of 
the State of Vermont. Children: 

1781. i. ZIMRI Allen«. 

1782. ii. IRA Hayden Alien". 

1783. iii. MARIA Juliet Allen". 
(Hayden's Virginia Gene. p. 27). 




"Of this family, which derive themselves from a younger 
branch of the ancient Barons Spencer; men famous, many 
ages since, in England (among which were Spencers Hugh, 
father and son, favorites of Edward II.) was John Spencer, 
Esq., son to John Spencer of Hoden-hull, in Com. War. 

Which John, having purchased the great Manor of 
Wormleighton, situate on the southern part of that county, 
began the structure of a very fair Manor-House there, in 
the 22d of Henry VII. This last mentioned John married 
Susan, daughter to Sir Richard Knightley, in Com. North, 
and had issue, Sir John Spencer, Kt., and by Margaret, 
his wife, daughter of Robert Catline, Lord Chief Justice, 
Robert, his son. 

Which Robert, being a person of great estate, and for 
other his deserts, was, in the first of Jac. I. advanced to 
the dignity of a Baron of this Realm by the title of Lord 
Spencer of Wormleighton ; shortly after, he was sent to the 
Duke of Wirtemberg with the Ensign of the most noble 
Order of the Garter. And by Margaret, his wife, daughter 
to Sir Francis Willoughby of Woolaton, had issue, had four 
sons: John, William, Richard, and Edward; also two 
daughters MARY and Elizabeth." (Colling Peerage, pub. 

"This was a branch issuing from the stock of the noble 
house of Marlborough and Spencer. From an illustrious 
line of progenitors arose WILLIAM SPENCER, Esq., of 
Redburn, in the county of Warwick, anno. I. Henry VII. 
(an estate forfeited to the crown, by the attainer of Sir 
William Catesby, Esq., who married Elizabeth, sister of 
Sir Richard Empson, Knt., and had with a daughter Jane, 
two sons, John and Thomas. The elder Sir John Spencer, 



Other Families 50:] 

Knt., denominated of Snittersfield, in Warwickshire, which 
estate he acquired with his wife, Isabel, daughter and co- 
heir of Walter Grant. 

(Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronets.) 

"SIR JOHN SPENCER, KNT., of Wormleighton Co., 
Warwick, purchased that estate 3 Sept., 1506, and soon 
after began the structure of the manor house there. He 
was knighted by Henry VIII, and appears to have possessed 
a large property in the counties of Warwick and Northamp- 
ton; he was a notable housekeeper, liberal to his poor 
neighbors and bountiful to his tenants and servants, re- 
built the church of Wormleighton, as well as those of Bring- 
ton and Staunton, Co. Northampton, and also bestowed 
vestments and chalices on them. Sir John married Isabel, 
dau. and co-heir of Walter Grant, of Snittersfield Co., War- 
wick, and d. April 14, 1522, when he was survived by his 
eldest son. 

SIR WILLIAM SPENCER, KNT, of Wormleighton and 
Althorp, Northampton, high sheriff of the latter co. 23 & 24 
Henry VIII., knighted 1529. He married Susan, dau. of 
Richard Knightley, Knt. of Fawsley, Northampton, and d. 
22 June, 1532, leaving (with six daus.) an only son 

Sir John Spencer, Knt. of Wormleighton and Althorp, 
high sheriff Northampton 5 Edward VI., and M. P. for the 
CO., 1 Mary I. and 13 Queen Elizabeth; m. Katherine, dau. 
of Sir Thomas Kitson, Knt. of Hengrave, Suffolk, and had 
(with six daus.) five sons. 

Sir John his heir. 

SIR JOHN SPENCER, Knt. of Wormleighton and Al- 
thorp, who was knighted 1588, and m. Mary, only dau. and 
heir of Sir Robert Catlyn, Knt. of Berne, Dorset, Chief 
Justice of the King's Bench by whom (who m. 2ndly, Ed- 
ward Glascock, of Castle Hedingham, Essex), he had an 
only son 


Robert (Sir) his heir. Sir John d. 9 Jan. 1599, and was 
survived by his son 

SIR ROBERT SPENCER, 1st Lord Spencer of Worm- 
leighton. Warwick, was elevated to the peerage 21 July 
1603, by the title of Baron Spencer of Wormleighton. This 
nobleman appears to have been a very spirited member of 
parliament, as his reply to Thomas Howard, Earl of Arun- 
del in a debate upon the royal prerogative, in 1621 evinces. 
"My Lord," said Howard, "when these things were doing, 
your ancestors were keeping sheep" — "When my ancestors 
were keeping sheep," replied Spencer, "your ancestors were 
plotting treason." This excited such irritation, at the mo- 
ment, that Arundel, as the aggressor, was committed to the 
Tower; but soon after, acknowledging his fault, was dis- 
charged. His Lordship m. 15 Feb., 1587, Margaret, dau. 
and co-heir of Sir Frances Willoughby, of Woollaton. She 
d. 17 Aug., 1597. He d. 25 Oct., 1627, and was survived by 
his only living son 

William, 2nd Baron Spencer, bapt. 4 Jan., 1591-2; m. 
1617 Penelope, dau. of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of 
Southampton, by whom (who d. 16 July, 1667), he had 
(with other issue) : 

1. Henry, 1st Earl 

2. Robert, created Viscount Teviot, in the peerage of 
Scotland, 1685, a dignity that expired with himself. 

(From Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.) 


Other Families 505 


"Lord Robert Spencer, Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 
the forty-third year of Elizabeth, before which time he re- 
ceived the honor of knighthood, and when King James as- 
cended the throne, was reputed to have by him the most 
money of any person in England. Ben Johnson alludes to 
him in these lines: 

"Who since Thamyra did die 
Hath not brook'd a lady's eye 
Not allow'd about his place 
Any of the female race." 

The grief of Sir Robert Spencer for the loss of his be- 
loved consort, Margaret, daughter of Sir Francis Willough- 
by, thus beautifully alluded to, was no poetic fiction. He 
lost her in August, 1597 ; but though he survived her thirty 
years, he never made a second choice. He was created 
Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, July 21, 1603. The rec- 
ords of the times gave him a very high character, being 
spoken of as 'The old Roman chosen Dictator,' seldom 
leaving his farm save when called to the Senate. During 
the debates in Parliament, 1621, relating to the King's 
power and prerogative, this Lord Spencer, standing up bold- 
ly for the public liberty (with the Earls of Oxford, South- 
hampton, Essex, and Warwick), made some allusion to the 
past, and the Earl of Arundel replying thereto said, 'My 
Lord, when these things were doing, your ancestors were 
keeping sheep,' to which this Lord Spencer, with a spirit 
and quickness of thought peculiar to him, immediately an- 
swered: 'When my ancestors were keeping sheep (as you 
say), your ancestors were plotting treason.' So says Wil- 
son's Hist, of Great Britain, London, 1653, p. 163 ; but see 
the more correct account given at length in 'Gardner's 


Hist, of England/ London, 1886, Vol. IV., pp. 114-116. 
Lord Spencer d. October 25, 1627, and was buried in 
great splendor with his ancestors at Brington. His son, 
William, married Penelope, daughter of Henry Wriothesley, 
Earl of Southampton. 'Lord Spencer was the great 
friend of the Washingtons of Sulgrave,' ancestors of Gen. 
George Washington." 

(The Genesis of the U. S. A narrative of the movement 
in England, 1605-1616, which resulted in the planta- 
tion of North America by Englishmen, disclosing 
the contest between England and Spain for the pos- 
session of the soil now occupied by the United States 
of America, Vol. II, p. 1021). 


We are indebted to a patriotic English gentleman, Ed- 
ward W. Tuffley of Porthampton, England, for the most 
reliable and authentic history of the origin of our Stars and 
Stripes, who discovered our Stars and Stripes, who discov- 
ered our National Emblem to have been designed from the 
coat of arms of the Washington family. In the church at 
Brighton, England, which is the parish church for Althorp, 
the ancestors of the Spencer family lie buried. In this 
church is a memorial brass plate of the Washingtons, which 
shows the arms of the family to have been the Stars and 
Stripes. In the chancel is a monument to Lawrence Wash- 
ington, which has a brass plate dated 1564, bearing the 
Stars and Stripes. 

Other Families 507 


WILLIAM Spencer, Esq., m. Elizabeth Empson, 
their son 

SIR JOHN Spencer, Knt, m. Isabel, dau. of Walter Grant 
of Snittersf ield ; their son 

SIR WILLIAM Spencer, Knt. of Wormleighton ; m. Susan, 
dau. of Richard Knightley ; their son 

SIR JOHN Spencer; m. Katherine, dau. of Sir Thomas 
Kitson; their son 

SIR JOHN Spencer, m. Mary, dau. of Sir Robert Catlyn; 
their son 

SIR ROBERT Spencer, m. Margaret, dau. of Sir Francis 
Willoughby; their daughter 

MARY Spencer, m. Sir Richard Anderson; their son 

RICHARD Anderson, m. . ; their son 

ROBERT Anderson of "Goldmine," Va.; their daughter 

MARGARET Apderson, m. James Allen ; their son 

MALCUM AlleTi, m. Mary Cunningham; their son 

WILLIAM Allen, m. Elizabeth Tilford ; their daughter 

SARAH Ann Allen, m. Samuel Scott Walker ; their dau. 

ELIZABETH Erma Walker, m. Benjamin Baird Siggins; 
their daughter 

EMMA Siggins, m. John Barber White; their children 

EMMA Ruth White, and 

RAYMOND Baird White. 



Washington of Northampton and Virginia. 

Arms — Argent two bars and in chief three mullets Gules. 

1. JOHN Washington, of Whitfield, co Lane. 

2. ROBERT Washington, of Warton co., Lancaster; m. 
dau. of Westfield (1st wife.) 


JOHN Washington of Warton co. Lane. ; m. 
Margaret Kitson, dau. of Robert Kitson of Wharton 
and sister of SIR THOMAS KITSON, Kt. and Alder- 
man of London. 

LAWRENCE Washington, of Northampton, m. 
Anne (or Amy) Partiger — dau. of Rob't of Gretworth 
gent. Ob. 7, Oct. 1564. 

ROBERT Washington, of Sulgrave, Esq., m. 

Anne Fisher, dau. of — ■ Fisher of Hanslop, co 


6. LAWRENCE Washington, of Sulgrave and Brington. 
Ob. 13 Dec. 1616; bur. 15 Dec, 1616, at Brington; m. 
Margaret Butler eldest dau. of William Butler of 
Tighes, Sussex, Esq. ; m. 3 Aug., 1588. Alive 1636. 

7. LAWRENCE Washington, M. A. Fellow of Brasenos 
Coll., Oxford, Rector of Purleigh, Essex (1633-1634). 
Ob. ante 1654-5; m. 

Amphillis Roades ( ?) dau. of Roades. Bur. at 

Tring co., Herts. 19 Jan., 1654-5. Admin, gr. to son 
John Washington. 

8. JOHN Washington, b. in England (probably 1638 or 
1634). Emigrated to Virginia; m. 2d., 

Ann Pope, dau. of Nath'l Pope. 

Other Families 509 

9. LAWRENCE Washington, d. 1697; m., 

Mildred Warner, dau. of Col. Augustine Warner. 

10. AUGUSTINE Washington, d. April 12, 1743, aet. 49; 
m. 2d., Mary Ball. 

11. GEORGE WASHINGTON, b. Feb. 11, 1732; First 
President of the U. S. ; d. sp. Dec. 14, 1799 ; m. Jan. 6, 

Martha Dandridge, widow of Daniel Parke C^ustis. and 
dau. of John Dandridge. 

(From Genealogical Gleanings in England, Vol. I, p. 395, 
by Henry F. Waters.) 


i. ROBERT KITSON, of Warton co., Lancaster. 

ii. SIR THOMAS Kitson, Kt. of Hengrave, Suffolk. 

iii. KATHERINE Kitson, m., 

Sir John Spencer, Knt. of Wormleighton and Althorp, 
high sheriff, Northampton 5 Edward VL, and M. P. 
for the CO. I. Mary I. and 13 Queen Elizabeth. 

iv. SIR JOHN Spencer, Knt. of Wormleighton and Al- 
thorp, who was knighted, 1588, and m., 
Mary Catlyn, only dau. and heir of Sir Robert Catlyn, 
Knt. of Berne, Dorset, chief justice of the King's 
Bench. Sir John d. Jan. 9, 1599 and was s. by his son. 

V. SIR ROBERT Spencer, 1st Lord Spencer, of Worm- 
leighton, Warwick. 

vi. MARY Spencer, m., 

Sir Richard Anderson, of Penley, co. Hertford, Knt.; 
will p. 27 Aug. 1632. 


vii. RICHARD Anderson, of Gloucester co., Virginia. 

viii. ROBERT Anderson, of Goldmine, Virginia, m. abt. 

ix. MARGARET Anderson, b. abt. 1717; m. abt. 1735; 
m. James Allen. 

X. MALCUM Allen; b. 1736; m., 

Mary Cunningham, dau. of James and Margaret ( ) 


xi. WILLIAM Allen, b. 1760-5, in Adair co., Kentucky; 
m. Elizabeth Tilford. 

xii. SARAH Ann Allen, b. Dec. 25, 1810, Adair Co., Ky.; 
d. Nov. 1882 in Cowley co., Kans.; m., Jan. 24, 1832, 
Samuel Sscott Walker, b. Jan. 30, 1807 in Ky. ; d. Jan. 
22, 1892 in Florida. 

xiii. ELIZABETH Erma Walker, b. Feb. 20, 1833, Adair 
CO., Ky. ; d. Sept. 29, 1864, in Youngsville, Pennsyl- 
vania; m. Feb. 24, 1865, 

Benjamin Baird Siggins, b. July 27, 1827 in Youngs- 
ville, Pa. ; d. June 14, 1903, in Youngsville, Pa. 

xiv. EMMA Siggins, b. Feb. 6, 1857 in Chariton, Iowa; m. 
in Youngsville, Pa., Dec. 6, 1882, 

John Barber White, b. Dec. 8, 1847, in Ellery Township, 
N. Y. 

XV. EMMA Ruth White, and Raymond Baird White. 














Other Families 511 


The Manor of Penley, which is partly within the parish 
of Tring and partly in the neighboring parish of Aldbury, 
but with its caput maneri, or manor house, in the former 
parish, held 10 Edward I., by John d'Aygnel, and thence 
descending finally to the family of Verney, was sold by Sir 
Francis Verney to Richard Anderson, Esq., who held a 
court there, Anno 5 Jac. I., and was knighted two years 
afterwards. Sir Richard Anderson's wife, Mary, was 
daughter of Robert, Lord Spencer, Baron of Wormleighton, 
owner of the manor of Althorp in Northampton, . 

This Sir Richard Anderson seems to have been by far the 
most important parishoner then living in Tring, where he 
died 3 August, 1632, and was buried within the chancel rail 
of that parish church. His widow, dame Mary Anderson, 
afterwards lived in Richmond Surrey, but was buried at 
Tring, July, 1658. I examined the will of Sir Richard An- 
derson. It follows: 

SIR RICHARD ANDERSON, of Penley in the county of 
Hertford knight, 5 October 1630, proved 27 August 1632. 
To poor of Bitterly in Shropshire, Norton in Glostershire, 
Corringham in Essex, Albury, Tring and Wigginton in 
Hertfordshire, to each parish five pounds. To town of Tring 
ten pounds to be added and employed, with that money 
already there in stock, to set the poor on work, which money 
of my own and some others given to that use is in ffeoffe's 
hands at this time thirty pounds. To my uncle Francis 
Caraway or if dead, amongst his children, twenty pounds; 
to my Uncle Mr. John Bowyer and my two cousins, his sons 
John and Francis, either of them, ten pounds. To my 
brother in law Thomas Cowly, now consul at Sante, twenty 


Item I bequeath to Mr. Robinson's two sons, one of Pem- 
broke College the other of Albourne Hall, and to my cousin 
Larance Washington of Brasenose and to Mr. Dagnall of 
Pembrock College, to each of them forty shillings. 

To my wife (over and above her jointure) bedding and 
household stuff belonging in my father's time to a house he 
had in Chiswick, &c &c. My bigger diamond ring to my 
daughter Elizabeth. I will and bequeath to my dear and 
only surviving sister the Lady Spencer of Offley twenty 
pounds. To the Right Hon. the Lord Spencer, Robert Need- 
ham Esq., Richard Spencer Esq., Sir Edward Spencer 
knight and Sir Thomas Derham knight, my worthy broth- 
ers-in-law, ten pounds each. Provision made for second son 
ROBERT and third son JOHN, and two younger sons WIL- 
LIAM and RICHARD (under one and twenty). Eldest 
daughter ELIZABETH, second daughter MARY and third 
daughter FRANCES (all unmarried). To five younger 
and BRIDGET, Son HENRY. My wife Dame Mary. The 
manor of Corringham in Essex. 

Audley, 86 (P. C. C.) 

(Genealogical Gleanings In England, Vol. I, p. 365 by 
Henry F. Waters, A. M.) 


1784. SIR HENRY ANDERSON, knt. alderman of Lon- 
don, and sheriff in 1602, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir William Bowyer, knt., and had 

1785.* i. RICHARD Anderson, his heir. 

1786. ii. CATHERINE Anderson, m., 
Sir John Dereham, knt. 

Other Families 513 

1787. iii. ELIZABETH Anderson, m., 

Thomas Cowley, esq., of London, and d. s. p. 

1788. iv. FRANCES Anderson, m., 

Robert Needham, esq. of Sherington. 

1789. V. SARAH Anderson, m.. 

Sir Charles Wilmot, Viscount Athlone. 

1790. vi. MARY Anderson, m., 

Sir John Spencer, hart, of Offley. 

Sir Henry Anderson, d. in 1605, and was succeeded by 
his son: 

(1785) SIR RICHARD ANDERSON, who married: 
Mary, daughter of Robert, Lord Spencer of Wormleigh- 

ton, and had issue: (as per will, see Walters Gleanings, Vol. 

I, will dated 5 October 1630; pro. 27 August, 1632). 

1791. i. HENRY Anderson (his heir) esq. of Penley, 

in the county of Hertford, who was created 
baronet by King Charles I, on the 3d, of July. 

ROBERT Anderson. 

JOHN Anderson. 

WILLIAM Anderson "under one and twenty." 

RICHARD Anderson, "under one and twenty." 

ELIZABETH Anderson. 

MARY Anderson. 

FRANCES Anderson, "all unmarried." and 
five younger daughters, Margaret, Katherine, 
Penelope, Ann and Bridget. 

(1795) RICHARD ANDERSON\ who on July 4th, 1635, 
took the oath of allegiance and supremacy and to that con- 
formable to the discipline of the Church of England, and 
















left England for Virginia, is the Richard Anderson, who is 
mentioned in the will of Sir Richard Anderson (1632) of 
Penley, County Hertfordshire, England, as "under one and 
twenty," who settled in Gloucester City, Virginia, owing 
to the destruction of many early records his immediate 
descendants cannot be positively traced, but, he is said to 
have been the ancestor of the Anderson's of "Goldmine" 
New Kent County, Va. (New Kent County was taken from 
York, in 1634, and Hanover County was taken from 
New Kent, in 1720, Goldmine when first established was in 
New Kent but after 1720 in Hanover County.) 

1799. ROBERT ANDERSON-, son of Richard, was granted 

April 16, 1683, 727 acres in New Kent, for the 
importation of fifteen persons, he was the first 
Anderson of "Goldmine." 

In the Parish Book of New Kent, 1686, he is shown 
to have been a vestryman of St. Peter's until the 
Parish of St. Paul was cut off in 1704, in which 
latter Parish he remained Vestryman until his 
death in 1712, aged about 72 years. He married 

Cecelia Massie (a descendant of the Massie's, who 
arrived in Virginia about 1635.) Children: 

1800. i. RICHARD Anderson% who was a magistrate 

in King and Queen County, 1699-1702. 

1801. ii. DAVID Anderson^ whose son was an officer 

in the New Kent Militia in 1700. 


1803. iv. JOHN Anderson-, who was greatgrandfather 

of Capt. of the 3rd and 5th Virginia, and mar- 

Mary Anderson, dau. of Robert Anderson*. 

1804. v. THOMAS Anderson'-. 

1805. vi. NELSON Anderson^ 

1806. vii. MARY Anderson^ 

Other Families 515 

1807. viii. CECH^IA Andersons 

1808.* ix. ROBERT Anderson , who married, 
Mary , 

Note — one of the above-mentioned sons married a 


(1808) ROBERT ANDERSON^ on October 2.3, 1690, as 
Robert Anderson, Jr., took over the 727 acres in New Kent, 
which was granted to his father for the importation of fif- 
teen persons and on the same date received 1200 acres for 
the importation of twenty-four persons, and in 1702 ap- 
pears as Robert Anderson, Jr., as vestryman of St. Peter's 
Parish, New Kent. 

In 1704 on the formation of St. Paul's he appears as 
Capt. Robert Anderson, and his father as Robert Anderson, 

At this time there were but two Robert Anderson's in the 
vestries of St. Peter's and St. Paul's and in deeds. 

This captaincy appears to have been of a parish militia, 
which originated in 1612 when the whole colony was an 
armed camp. At this time and long afterward the An- 
dersons, Massies, Garlands and Overtons were regular 
members of the vestry of St. Paul's. 

He died in 1716 aged about 53 years; he married Mary 
. Children, as shown by parish records and deeds : 

1809. i. RICHARD Anderson*. 

1810. ii. JAMES Anderson*. 

1811. iii. GARLAND Anderson% m. Marcia Burbridge, 

of Norfolk. 

1812. iv. MATTHEW Anderson^ 


1813. V. DAVID Anderson*, of Albemarle; m. 
Elizabeth Mills. 

1814.* vi. ROBERT Anderson% of "Gold Mine"; b. Jan- 
uary 1, 1712. 

1815. vii. NATHANIEL Anderson*. 

1816. viii. CHARLES Anderson*, m. Janet Cliborne. 
1817.* ix. JOHN Anderson*. 

1818. X. CHARITY Anderson*. 

1819. xi. SARAH Anderson*. 

1820.* xii. MARGARET Anderson*, m. James Allen. 

Note — Edward Lowell Anderson, in his history of the 
Andersons of Goldmine, Hanover County, Vir- 
ginia, says : the wife of this Robert Anderson, was 
Mary Overton, dau. of William and Elizabeth 
(Waters) Overton, and Hay den, in his Virginia 
Genealogies, says Mary Overton, dau. of William 
and Elizabeth (Waters) Overton, married David 

(1814) ROBERT ANDERSON*, known as "Robert of 
Gold Mine." b. January 1, 1712; d. December 9, 1792; m. 
Julys, 1739: 

Elizabeth Clough, b. April 3, 1722 ; d. November 10, 1779, 
daughter of Richard and Annie (Poindexter) Clough, who 
were married in June, 1718. Children : 

1821. i. RICHARD Anderson% who died in infancy. 

1822. ii. ROBERT Anderson% b. August 10, 1741; m. 

Elizabeth Shelton. 

1823. iii. MATTHEW Anderson^ b. Dec. 6, 1743 ; m. 

Mary Dabney. 

1824. iv. ANN Anderson', b. January 21, 1745; m. 

Anthony New, M. C. 

Other Families 517 

1825. V. CECILIA Anderson'', b. August 2, 1748; m. 

William Anderson. 

1826.* vi. RICHARD Clough Anderson', b. January 12, 
1750, d. Oct. 16, 1826; m. 1st 
Clark ; m. 2nd Marshall. 

1827. vii. ELIZABETH Anderson', b. Nov. 24, 1752 ; m. 

Reuben Austin. 

1828. viii. GEORGE Anderson"', b. May 27, 1755 ; m. 1st 

Goldsborough ; m. 2nd 
Jane Tucker. 

1829. ix. SAMUEL Anderson", b. June 25, 1757 ; m, 

Ann Dabney. 

1830. X. MARY Anderson", b. May 18, 1759 ; m. 1st 

Capt. John Anderson, her cousin; m. 2nd 
Elkannah Talley. 

1831. xi. CHARLES Anderson"', of "Gold Mine" d. un- 


(1814) ROBERT ANDERSON^ ,of "Gold Mine" was 
vestryman of St. Martin's Parish; magistrate in 1768; his 
vi^ill was probated January 30, 1793; in it he bequeathed 
to his son Robert a plantation of 410 acres, on which the 
said son Robert now lives; to George and Samuel as ten- 
ants in common eight hundred and twenty acres, the di- 
vision to be made so that each shall include the plantation 
and residences where they now reside ; no mention is made 
of "Gold Mine," nor of a plantation for his sons Matthew 
and Richard Clough, and it is thought that Matthew had 
already been given his share in the Gloucester property and 
that "Goldmine" was given before his death to Richard 
Clough Anderson under condition, that the father should 
have the use of it during his life. 

(1817) JOHN ANDERSON% Robert , Robert', Rich- 
ard^ of Gloucester Co., Va., b. about 1714-16 in Hanover 



Co.. Va. ; d. about 1787-9 ; will probated at Staunton, Va., 

1789 ; 111. Jean ; she was living in 1789. 

Children : 
1832. i. JOHN Anderson^ bpt. Oct. 19, 1740. 

1833.* ii. ROBERT Anderson% b. Nov. 15, 1741; m. 
Nov. 4, 1765, Ann Thompson. 

1834. iii. JEAN Anderson% bpt. April 29, 1744; m. 1st 

Nov. 6, 1765. 
Lieutenant Hugh Allen, bro. of James ; she m. 2nd 
William Craig, b. 1750 ; d. 1829. 

Children of 1st marriage: 

1835. i. JOHN Allen«. 

1836. ii. WILLIAM Aliens 

1837. iii. HUGH Allen^ 

1838. iv. A daughter®, these children removed in 

1784 to Kentucky. 

1839.- iv. JAMES Anderson', bpt. Mar. 6, 1748; m. Dec. 
10, 1771, 
Agnes Craig, dau. of James and Mary (Laird) 

1840.* V. ANDREW Anderson^ b. about 1750; d. about 
1823 ; was in the Revolutionary War. Col. An- 
derson was a member of the legislature many 
years; m. 1st, name unknown; m. 2nd, Martha 
Crawford, dau. of Patrick and Sally (Wilson) 
Crawford ; b. May 10, 1761. 

1841. vi. WILLIAM Anderson^ b. about 1752, m. 

Mary Craig, b. May 10, 1752 ; d. Jan. 16, 1778. 

(1840) Children of Andrew Anderson and 1st wife: 

1842. i. DR. GEORGE Anderson^, of Montgomery 


1843. ii. A daughter^ m. Brown of Ky. 

Other Families 519 

1844. iii. ELIZABETH Anderson", m. Major Wil- 

liam Poage, of Augusta Co. 

(1840) Children of Andrew and Martha (Crawford) 
Anderson : 

1845. iv. JOHN Anderson", d. in Montgomery Co., 

no issue. 

1846. V. JAMES Anderson", d. in Montgomery Co. 

no issue. 

1847. vi. ROBERT Anderson", m. Dancy Dean; 

lived and died on his farm on Middle River. 

1848. vii. WILLIAM Anderson", d. in New Orleans, 


1849. viii. NANCY Anderson*, m. Wm. Crawford 

of North Mountain, son of Alexander and 
Rachel (Lesley) Crawford. 

1850. ix. SALLIE Anderson", m. Jacob Ruff. 

(Supplemental Annals of Augusta Co. p. 455) 

Retreat, Kentucky, b. Jan. 12, 1750; d. Oct. 16, 1826; ra. 
lat Ann Clark, sister of the celebrated George Rogers Clark, 
d. Nov. 13 ; m. 2nd, 1797, Sarah Marshall, b. Nov. 20, 1779 ; 
d. Aug. 25, 1854. 

Children of 1st marriage: 

1851. i. RICHARD Clough Anderson% b. Aug. 4, 1788, 

d. June 24, 1826 ; representative from Ky. ; first 
minister to Colombia, S. A. 

1852. ii. ANN Clark Anderson% b. Apr. 27, 1790; d. 

Nov. 13, 1863, m. John Logan. 

1853. iii. CECELIA Anderson\ b. Mar. 18, 1792; d. 

Dee. 11, 1863. 

1854. iv. ELIZABETH Clark Anderson\ b. Dec. 7, 1794, 

d. March 27, 1870 ; m. Mr. Gwathmey. 


Children of 2nd marriage: 

1855. V. MARIA Williams Anderson^ b. Sept. 1, 1778, 

m. Mr. Latham. 

1856. vi. FRANCES Marshall Anderson', b. Oct. 29, 

1800; d. Dec. 2, 1802. 

1857. vii. LARZ Anderson", m. Apr. 9, 1803; d. Feb. 27, 


1858. viii. ROBERT Anderson, hero of Fort Sumpter, 

b. June 14, 1805; d. Oct. 26, 1871. 

1859.* ix. WILLIAM Marshall Anderson% b. June 24, 


1860. X. MARY Louise Anderson^ b. March 13, 1809 ; 

m. Judge James Hall. 

1861. xi. JOHN Anderson^ b. Aug. 20, 1811; d. July 

13, 1863. 

1862. xii. HUGH Roy Anderson^ b. Aug. 20, 1811; d. 

Feb. 1, 1812. 

1863. xiii. CHARLES Anderson% b. June 1, 1814. 

1864. xiv. LUCELIA Poindexter Anderson^ b. Feb. 19, 

1817 ; d. Aug. 13, 1820. 

1865. XV. MATTHEW Marshall Anderson% b. April 3, 

1819; d. Oct. 29, 1820. 

1866. xvi. SARAH Jane Anderson^ b. June 9, 1822; m. 

Mr. Kendricks. 

24, 1807, in Jefferson Co., Ky. ; d. in Circleville, 0., Jan. 
7, 1881, went to Salt Lake with trappers 1834, surveyor- 
gen. Va. Military land dist., 1835, farmer, archaeologist; 
m. Apr. 1835, Eliza, dau. of Duncan and Nancy (Mc- 
Donald) McArthur, gr. dau. of John and Margaret (Camp- 
bell) Mc Arthur, who migrated from Scotland to N. Y. 1769, 

Other Families 521 

he, Duncan, served as brigadier-general U. S, A. during the 
war of 1812, Gov. of Ohio. His son : 

1867. THOMAS McArthur Anderson", of Ohio, b. near 

ChilHcothe, O., Jan. 21, 1836. M. A. Mt. St. 
Mary's Coll., Md., lawyer, practiced in Ky. and 
2nd lieut. 5th cav. May 7, 1861, capt. 12th infty. 
of 21st infty. maj. 21st infty., of 10th infty., 
lieut.-col. 9th infty., col. 14th infty., Sept. 6, 
1886. Col of 14th U. S. infty., member of Loyal 
Legion, Soc. Sons, of the Amer. Revolution ; 
married Feb. 8, 1869, Elizabeth VanWinkle, dau. 
of Charles and Rebecca (Straton) VanWinkle, 
gr. dau. of Walter VanWinkle, son of Abraham, 
son of Jacob, son of Hendrick, son of Jacob Van 
Winkle of Hudson, N. Y., came from Holland 
about 1660, had six children: Arline, Eliza- 
beth, Mary, Thomas, Charles and Irmingard. 

(American Ancestry, Vol. 7, p. 239). 

(1839) JAMES ANDERSON\ b. in Augusta; bapt. 
in the old stone church March 6, 1748. He m. Dec. 10, 
1771, Agnes Craig, dau. of James and Mary (Laird) Craig, 
moved to South Carolina before the. Revolutionary War 
and settled first near Rock Mills, in what was then Pendle- 
ton District, but which is now known as Anderson County, 
he removed to the head waters of Rock river, on Beaver 
Dam Creek, and his plantation was later owned by Richard 
H. Anderson, his grandson. James Anderson served as a 
captain in the Revolutionary army and died Sept. 9, 1813. 
He is buried in the old Carmel Church graveyard, not far 
from Pendleton, South Carolina. Agnes Craig, his wife, 
was born April 10, 1754, and died 1838. 
Children : 

1868. i. MARY Anderson", m. James Watson. 

1869. ii. ROBERT Anderson% moved to Mississippi. 


1870. iii. SARAH Anderson% m. William Orr ; moved to 

Jackson Co., Ga. 

1871. iv. JANE Anderson^ m. McKensie, after 

his death she removed to Mississipi. 

1872. V. JAMES Anderson% removed to Alabama 

where he married Miss Kinkade. 

1873. vi. NANCY Anderson^, m. John Matthews and 

removed to Jackson Co., Ga. 

1874. vii. GEORGE Anderson^ removed to Benton Co., 

Missouri; m. there and 1849 removed to Texas 
and settled near Henderson. He was father of 
11 children. 

1875. viii. ANN Anderson% m. James Orr, of South Car- 

olina, they had five children. 

1876. ix. WILLIAM Anderson^, b. June 9, 1790, in 

South Carolina; d. May 12, 1853, in S. C; m. 
Sept. 16, 1824. 
Miss Mary McEldowny Hunter, b. May 25, 1802, 
d. June 1, 1884. 

1877. X. ELIZABETH Anderson% m. Saxon Anderson, 

who was not related to her. They removed from 
South Carolina to Marietta, Ga., and afterwards 
to Talladge, Ala. 

1878. xi. MARGARET Anderson^, d. in infancy. 

(1832) ROBERT ANDERSON\ was baptized Nov. 15, 
1741, by the Rev. John Craig at the old Stone Church. He 
married Ann Thompson of Augusta, Nov. 4, 1765, and re- 
moved to South Carolina a few years prior to the Revolu- 
tion and settled in the western portion of the state near 
Pendleton. He first located on Long Cane Creek, in what 
is now Abbeville County, but after the massacre in the 
neighborhood of Fort Ninety-six he removed to Waxhaws, 
now Lancaster, South Carolina, and after quiet was re- 
stored about Fort Ninety-six returned to that neighborhood. 

Other Families 523 

finally making his permanent home near Pendleton, as 
above stated. He served with distinction as a colonel in 
the war of the Revolution and was made general of the 
State Militia. 

Children : 

1879. i. ANNE Anderson«, m. Dr. William Hunter and 


1880. i. DR. JOHN Hunter, m. Kittie Calhoun 

and removed to Selma, Alabama. 

1881. ii WILLIAM Hunter", m. Clayton. 

1882. iii. ANN Hunter", m. John Smith. 

1883. iv. MARY Hunter", m 

Rev. David Humphreys. 

1884. V. ANDREW Hunter^ name of his wife not 


1885. ii. LYDIA Anderson", m. Samuel Maverick and 

had issue : 

1886. i. ELIZABETH Maverick", m. Mr. Weyman 

(this couple had three children, a son named 
Joseph, and a daughter who married a Mr. 
Thompson, of Memphis, Tenn. Joseph 
Weyman married Emily Maxwell, of Pen- 
dleton, South Carolina and their son Sam- 
uel now resides in New York City. 

1887. ii. LYDIA Mavericks who m. William Van 

Wyck, of New York. Issue: Samuel Mav- 
erick Van Wyck who m. Margaret Broyles 
and had two sons. He was a surgeon in the 
Civil War and was killed in battle in Ten- 
nessee. Zemah, m. a gentleman of New 
York, name unknown, and d. leaving two 
daughters. William married a Miss Battle, 
a dau. of President Battle of the University 
of North Carolina. Augustus, of New York 


City for years a judge of one of the su- 
perior courts of N. Y. ; in 1898 the Demo- 
cratic candidate for Governor of New York, 
but was defeated by Theodore Roosevelt. 
Robert Anderson, Democratic Mayor of N. 
Y., and the first mayor of "greater" N. Y. 
Lydia who m. Mr. Holt of North Carolina, 
son of ex-Governor Holt of that state. The 
third child of Lydia Anderson and Samuel 
Maverick was named Augustus. He re- 
moved to Texas and became one of the 
largest land and cattle owners in the world. 

1888. iii. ELIZABETH Anderson% m. General Robert 

Maxwell of the Revolution ; issue : 

1889. i. JOHN Maxwell', m. Elizabeth Earle. 

1890. ii. ANNE MaxwelF, m. Dr. Andrew Moore. 

1891. iii. ELIZABETH MaxwelP, m. 2nd 

Mr. Caruth and had 

LOUISA Caruth; m. General James Gill- 
man of Greenwood, S. C. 

1892. iv. ROBERT Anderson% m. Maria Thomas, of 

Nassau, New Providence Island; they had ten 

1893. i. ROBERT Anderson', m. Mary Pickens, 

gr.-dau. of Genl. Andrew Pickens. 

1894 ii. Edward; iii. Edmund; iv. Thomas; iv. 

John; V. Julius; vi. William; vii. Henry; 
viii, Anne, m. Joseph Harris. 

Other Families 525 


"A supplication from the people of Beverly Manor, in the 
back parts of Virginia," was laid before the Presbytery of 
Donegal, September 2nd, 1737 — "requesting supplies. The 
Presbytery judged it not expedient for several reason? to 
supply them this winter; but ordered Mr. Anderson 
(James) to write an encouraging letter to the people to 
signify that the Presbytery resolves, if it be in their power 
to grant their request next spring." Mr. Anderson wa? 
the bearer of the petition of the Synod of Philadalphia, to 
Governor Gooch of Virginia made at the request of John 
Caldwell and others, in 1738, to obtain protection in the 
exercise of their religious preferences. Having been kind- 
ly received, he visited the emigrants in the valley with as- 
surances from the Governor, of protection in the exercise 
of their consciences in matters of religion, and encourage- 
ment to extend their settlement. 

Foote's Sketches of Va., 2nd S., p. 27. 

"Those first settlers in the valley were mostly Presby- 
terians, but those in New Providence, I believe wholly so, 
at least in name. Near the South Mountain were several 
families of the name of Moore — others of Steel near them 

M. Clung — 'and Fulton — and Beard Toward the North 

Mountain, on Hays and Walker's Creek, were two families 
of Hays, three or four Walkers of the same stock, and their 

brother-in-law James Moore In the midst were 

three of the Berry family, one of Tedford, one M. Camp- 
bell, two or three M. Croskys, and a Coalter family. In the 
course of a few years other families came and settled among 
them, their names were: M'Nutt, Weir, Campbell, Ander- 
son, Gray, Patterson and others. 

Foote's, p. 58. 


Some Anderson Marriages. 

Bedford Co., Va. 

1759 Jacob Anderson m. Mary Calloway. 

1783 Wm. Anderson m. Sally Earl, guardian Wm. Callo- 
Goochland marriage bond. 

Sept. 23, — 86. William Anderson m. Martha Hancock. 

Nov. 15, 1776-7 Dr. Andrew Anderson of New Kent. 
(W. M. Q.) 

1736-7, February 18, 

William Anderson and Sarah Pate, dau. of Matthew 
Pate. Their son: 

James Anderson, m. , dau. of John Tyler, of 

Essex Co. They had among others: 

Robert Anderson, of Williamsburg, b. in Gloucester 
Co., Va., October 22, 1781 ; married 

Helen Maxwell Southall, widow of Peyton Southall, 
and dau. of Alexander and Elizabeth McAulley. 

(Vol. V.WM & M. Quar. p. 279). 

1769, January 26, 

Benjamin Anderson and Judith Mimms, dau. of David 
Mimms, of Goochland County. 

1786, Sept. 23, 

Nathaniel Anderson and Elizabeth Carr, dau. of John 
and Barbara (Overton) Carr. 

(Vol. Vn. WM & M. Quar., pp.92-105-108.) 

Other Families 527 

1763, February 28, 

John Woodson and Mary Anderson, dau. of Thomas 
Anderson of Henrico County. 

1704, HENRY ANDERSON, of Amelia County, m. Patience 
Stratton, dau. of Edward (b. 1655) and Martha 
(Shippy) Stratton. Their dau. 

Anne Anderson m. Benjamin Ward, of "Sheffield." 
Their son: 

Rowland Ward, (Maj. in Rev. War), m. Rebecca Jones, 
dau. of Richard Jones and Margaret ( ), 

his 1st wife. Their dau. 

Anne Ward, m. Robert Jones, son of Peter and 

(Archer) Jones, of Amelia Co. Their dau. 

Eliza Royal Jones, m. Thomas Goode, of Amelia Co., 
Va., and Cole Co., Missouri. Their dau. 

Francis Melvina Goode, m. David English Humphreys, 
son of 

George and Janet (Henderson) Humphreys, 
Gr-son of 

David and Catherine (Keyes) Humphreys, 
Gr-gr-son of 

Lieut. John and Ann (North) Humphreys, who was 
dau. of Lieut. Roger North of Pennsylvania. 
Gr-gr-gr-son of 

David and Catherine (Lewis) Humphreys, 
Gr-gr-gr-gr-son of 

John and Catherine ( ) Humphreys of Phila- 

dalphia, Pa. 

Lieut. John Humphreys was Ensign in "Light Horse" 
Harry Lee's battalion of Light Dragoons, Rev. 
War, 2nd Aug., 1779. 


Lieut. John Humphreys, 4th Continental Artillery, 2d. 
August, 1779, served 17th June, 1783 ; member of the So- 
ciety of Cincinnati. (Ref. Heitman's Hist. Reg. p. 234). 

David Humphreys, his son, who m. Catherine Keyes, 
served in the War of 1812, as Sergeant in the Company of 
his brother Col. George Washington Humphreys. He lost 
his right arm in the battle of Blandensburg. (Ref. Rec. 
War Dept). 

David English Humphreys, his grandson, when a lad of 
19, enlisted at Fort Leavenworth, June 16, 1846, mustered 
into service same date as corporal in Company G. Dona- 
phan's 1st., Mounted Infantry, Mexican War, served until 
June 21, 1847, when he was mustered out at New Orleans. 
(Rec. War Dept.). 

Frances Melvina (Goode) Humphreys, was a descend- 
ant of the Immigrant John Goode, of ''Whitby" on the 
James River, near Richmond, Va. He was b. about 1620, 
in the North of Cornwall, Eng., and came to Virginia 
prior to 1660. (Ref. "Virginia Cousins," by G. Browne 
Goode, p. 273). She was also a descendant through her 
mother, Eliza Royal (Jones) Goode, of Peter Jones, 
"Founder" of Petersburg, Va., and his wife Elizabeth 
"Bess" Wood, dau. of Gen. Abraham Wood, of Jamestown, 

The line being: 

GENERAL ABRAHAM WOOD^; b. 1610, came to Vir- 
ginia in the "Margaret and John" in 1620 
his daughter 

Elizabeth ("Bess") Wood^ m. Peter Jones, founder of 
Petersburg, Virginia 
their son 

Peter Jones^; Captain of Prince George Militia, lived in 
Bristol Parish, will dated Jan. 19, 1721, proved Jan. 


Other Families 529 

10, 1726; mentions wife Mary. She was daughter of 

Thomas and Mary ( ) Batte 

their son 

Abraham Jones*; m. Sarah Batte, sister of Henry Batte; 
she d. in Amelia Co. 
their son 

Peter Jones'; b. Nov. 2, 1733; will d. Oct. 13, 1797; m. 

1 Archer 

their son 

Robert Jones^; will pr. 1804 in Amelia Co., Va. ; m. June 
5, 1783, Ann Ward, dau. of Rowland and Rebecca 
(Jones) Ward, grand dau. of Benjamin and Ann (An- 
derson) Ward 
their daughter 

Eliza Royal Jones^ b. Oct. 24, 1796; d. Jan. 29, 1851; m. 
Nov. 15, 1815 in Amelia County, Virginia, Col. Thomas 
Goode; b. Sept. 21, 1781, in Amelia Co., Va. ; d. Feb. 
13, 1842, in Cole Co., Missouri 
their daughter 

Frances Melvina Goode**; b. Feb. 17, 1833, in Amelia Co., 
Va.; d. Aug. 27, 1872, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri; m. 
Jan. 31, 1854, David English Humphreys; b. Oct. 13, 
1827, in Charlestown, W. Va.; d. Jan. 9, 1886, in St. 
Louis, Missouri, 
their daughter 

Martha Humphreys" ; married Arthur Norman Maltby 
they have an only child 

Louise Humphreys Maltby. 



1895.* JAMES McCORKLE^ Children: 

1896. i. ALEXANDER McCorkle". 

1897. ii. SAMUEL McCorkle^. 

1898. iii. PATRICK McCorkle-. 

1899.* iv. JOHN McCorkle-; b. abt. 1740. 

Captain James McCorkle. He served in the Cherokee 
war. (McAllister's Virginia Militia in the Rev. p. 133). 
Section No. 150). 

James McCorkle, Captain (p. 218, Section 271 — Mont- 

The name of Samuel McCorkle-, is found in McAllister's 
Virginia Militia in the Revolution, page 280, from Green 
County, Kentucky; among the list of Pensioners residing 
outside of Virginia in 1835 whose Pensions v/ere granted 
for service as Virginia Militiamen. 

Notable Tracts of Land, Surveyed by John Floyd, Han- 
cock Taylor and James Douglas, in 1774-5, lying mostly 
in Kentucky: 

June 3, 1774, Jas. McCorkle, 1000 acres, Bear Grass 
Creek, Br. of Ohio. 

Mar. 23, 1774, Samuel Scott, 40 acres, The Narrows, 
Giles County. 

(Hist, of S. W., Va. and Wash. Co., by Summers). 

Other P'amilies 


First Census of the U. S. 1790. State of North Carolina. 

Names of Heads of Family. 
Salisbury District 
Rowan County. 
McCorkle, Alexander, Sr. 
McCorkle, John 
McCorkle, Alexander, Jr. 
McCorkle, Samuel 
Salisbury District 
Mecklenburg Co. 
McCorkle, John 
McCorkle, Archabald 
McCorkle, James 
McCorkle, Thomas 
Morgan District 
Lincoln Co. 
McCorkle, Frank 
Hillsborough District 
Wake County. 
Ruth, Elizabeth 
Ruth, George 

Males Females 
over 16 over 16 Others Slaves 








(1899) JOHN McCORKLE-', James\ b. abt. 1740; 

d. in Virginia; m. abt. 1765; 

Elizabeth Ruth ; b. March 7, 1740, in Augusta Co., Va., 
dau. of John Ruth and his wife. She d. in Ken- 
tucky where she had gone with her children in 1784. They 
lived near Lexington. Children : 

1900.* i. MARTHA McCorkle=; b. July 12, 1768, in 
North Carolina; m. August 5, 1783, in Vir- 
Samuel Scott, son of John and Margaret (Thorn- 
ton) Scott; b. 1762, in North Carolina; d. De- 
cember 12, 1820, in Jasamine Co., Ky., was bur- 
ied at Middleburgh, Ky. 

1901.* ii JOSEPH McCorkle^ ; b. Feb. 10, 1770, in Au- 
gusta Co., Va. ; d. June 21, 1843 ; m. abt. 1794, 


Hannah Scott; b. April 15, 1753; d. June 26, 
1823; dau. of John and Margaret (Thornton) 

1902. iii. WILLIAM McCorkle^; b. Dec. 1, 1771; mar- 
ried abt. 1796, 
Jane Gooden, and had a daughter: 

ELIZABETH McCorkle* ; b. June 27, 1797. 

1904. iv. JAMES McCorkle'; b. April 12, 1773; d. 


1905. V. PEGGY McCorkle^; b. March 13, 1775; m. in 

John McClary. 

1906. vi. ELIZABETH McCorkle^; b. February 20, 

1778; married, 
William Hillis. 

1907. vii. JOHN McCorkle^; b. June 3, 1780; married, 

Mary Ann Macomson (or Makimson). 

(1901) JOSEPH McCORKLE^, and Hannah (Scott) 
McCorkle's children were: 

1908. i. NANCY McCorkle*; b. Aug. 19, 1795; d. in 


1909. ii. BETSY McCorkle*; a twin of Nancy also d. 

in infancy. 

1910. iii. POLLY McCorkle*; b. May 21, 1797; d. Sept. 

5, 1821, near St. Louis, Mo.; m. July 16, 1818. 
Mica j ah Wyatt, they had two children. 

1911. iv. JAMES McCorkle^; b. April 20, 1799; d. in 

Richmond, Ind., July 22, 1857; m. September 
23, 1824, 
Ann Young, they had eleven children. 

1912. V. ANDREW McCorkle^; b. November 21, 1800; 

d. in Putnam Co., Ind., January 29, 1870. 

Other Families 533 

1913. vi. MATTHEW McCorkle' ; b. January 25, 1803; 

d. near Brainbridge, III., March 1, 1884; m. 
April 21, 1825, 
Margaret Patton, they had four children. 

1914. vii. PEGGY McCorkle' ; b. February 14, 1805 ; d. 

Aug. 3, 1855; married 
Zelick Magner, they had five children. 

1915. viii. JOHN McCorkle' ; b. March 12, 1807 ; d. near 

Richland, Ind., January 4, 1850; m. March 13, 
Sally Young, they had eleven children. 

1916. ix. ZIBBEAH McCorkle^ ; b. January 4, 1809 ; d. 

Aug. 1854; m. December 28, 1828, 

John Harrison, they had seven children. 

1917. X. EMILY McCorkle^; b. September 5, 1811; d. 

at Paris, 111., October 10, 1884; m. March 12, 
John Osborne, they had five children. 

Margaret, the second wife of Joseph McCorkle', d. Dec. 
13, 1859. 

ROBERT McCORKLE, who lived in Virginia, was a 
Revolutionary soldier, he had a daughter, Mary, (1789- 
1825) who married John Morrison in Virginia. They later 
moved to Ohio, and thence to Illinois. Miss Estelle Ress 
Morrison, of Omaha, Nebraska, is a descendant of this 
Robert McCorkle. 




Calendar, Delaware Wills-Newcastle County 1682-1800 
Hitchcock. Pages 39-126-7. 

1. SAMUEL RUTH^ ; Yeoman ; b. . in ; m. 

Mary 17 in . Had children. Lived in 

Newcastle County, Delaware. He died January 28, 1748; 
will probated February 7, 1748. Following children men- 
tioned in his will: 

i. JAMES Ruth^ 

ii. JOSEPH Ruth-. 

iii. ALEXANDER Ruth^ 

iv. GEORGE Ruth^ 

*v. SAMUEL Ruth=. 

**vi. JOHN Ruth=. 

vii. WILLIAM Ruth^ 

viii. MARY Ruth% 

*SAMUEL RUTH=; (Sr.) of Newcastle County, Dela- 
ware; b. , in ; m. Ann , 17 — in . 

Had children. Lived in Newcastle County, Delaware, 
where he died February 17, 1792. His will was probated 
June 16, 1792 (N. 280). In addition to the following 
children the will mentioned William Scott and Robert 
Bryan. Executors were his sons William and Samuel, 
(page 126-7, of above Calendar of Wills). 

i. WILLIAM Ruth\ 
ii. SAMUEL Ruth', 
iii. MOSES Ruth^ 

Other Families 535 

iv. BENJAMIN Ruth\ 

V. ROBERT Ruth\ 

vi. GEORGE Ruth^ 

vii. MARY Ruth^ 

viii. ELIZABETH Ruth'. 

ix. FRANCES Ruth\ 

**JOHN RUTH^; (of Virginia) had a daughter Eliza- 
beth, who married John McCorkle, (ancestor of Pierson W. 
Banning,) to whom we are indebted for the above record. 











By McAllister 

Alexander Walker; (July, 1778) ; S. L. S. 

John Tedford ; Ens. S. May 4, 1779. 

Alexander Tedford ; Capt. S. Nov. 7, 1780, 

Rockbridge Co., Va. 

John Baird; Cap. A. July 12, 1781. 

William Scott; En. A. Sept. 13, 1781; nice 

Hanly under J. Baird. 

p. 195. Anthony Thornton, Jr. ; Lieut. Col. S. Nov. 


p. 195. George Thornton ; Lieut. S. Dec, 1777. 

Arthur Connelly ; En. S. Feb. 20, 1782 ; 2nd 

David Gray; Captain, 1777. 

p. 38. Capt. John McCorkle's Company serving against 
the Cherokee Indians 150. 

(Note. "It is very probable that some of these Com- 


panics may have gone out from Washington County in- 
stead of Montgomery, but I am listing them under this 

p. 42. Captain David Gray's Company was in service 
against the Indians in Greenbrier County, 123, 
105, 125. 

p. 42. Capt. James Hall's Company, Capt. Camp- 
bell's Company, Capt. David Gray's Company 
were in service around Richmond, 109, 137. 

p. 42. Capt. David Gray's Company was at the Siege of 
York, 105. 

p. 190. Hugh Allen, (Big Mouth), S. L. R. May 10, 1781, 
under Pryor. 

p. 192. Col. George Poage, S. Sept. 3, 1778. 

p. 126. Gen. Stephens was wounded and Captain Tilford 
was killed at the battle at Guilford. 

Other Families 537 


"The Scott Coat of Arms and Traditions that cluster 
around the Scott Family" from an article by Eleanor Lex- 
ington : 

To trace one's ancestry back to the time of Moses is not 
given to every family. More than ordinarily full of inter- 
est, therefore, is the tradition regarding the family of 
Scott. One historian asserts that the name originated 
from Scota, daughter of that Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who 
was drowned in the Red sea. Gathelus, son of the first 
king of Athens, was so troublesome that his family sent 
him to Egypt, where he married Scota. To escape from 
the plagues of which we read in the Bible, Gathelus and 
Scota, with a large number of Greeks and Egyptians, put 
to sea, and finally landed in what is now Scotland, thus 
named in honor of Pharaoh's daughter. 


In this country the name is common in the southwest 
and northwest. Richard Scott is regarded in genealogical 
parlance as the "emigrant ancestor," or the "settler," "the 
pilgrim" or "Richard of the first generation." He and 
three brothers who came over in the seventeenth century, 
settling in Boston, Newport and Providence, are regarded 
as the progenitors of the American family of Scotts. 

"The ancient family of Scott has been seated at Great 
Barr, in the Co. Stafford, from the reign of Edward I. In 
1296 a member of this family who was detained a prisoner 
in London, and restrained with the rest of his country- 
men from passing to the north of the river Trent under 
pain of losing their heads, fixed himself as near that stream 


as the thick forest of Cannock (now stripped of its woods) 
would allow." 

(Burke's Peerage). 


"Scott's Hall was in the parish of Sneath, near Ashford, 
in Kent, and long the residence of William Baliol le Scot, 
a brother of John Baliol, King of Scotland. The property- 
was sold in 1784 to John Honeywood, and afterwards 
alienated to the late Sir Edward Knatchbull, who pulled 
down the house. Hasted says it was of the time of Henry 
VHL ; but from rough sketches of the building in the pos- 
session of one of the Scott family, who lived to be nearly 
ninety, it was conjectured to have been much more an- 

"SIR GEORGE CARTERET'S daughter Caroline, mar- 
ried 1663, Thomas Scott, eldest son of Sir Thomas Scott 
of Scott's Hall, and his wife Catherine." 

"1659-60. Thomas Scott made Intelligencer, M. P., Jan. 
10, made Secretary of State to the Commonwealth, Jan- 
uary 17th following." 

"THOMAS SCOTT, recently made Secretary of State, 
had signed the King's death-warrant, for which he was 
executed at Charing Cross, 16th October, 1660. He and 
Luke Robinson were members of Parliament, and of the 
Council of State, and selected as firm adherents to the 
Rump, to watch Monk's proceedings ; and never was a mis- 
sion more signally unsuccessful. Scott, before his execu- 
tion, desired to have it written on his tombstone "Thomas 
Scott, who adjudged to death the late King." 

"LADY CAROLINE SCOTT, second daughter of Sir 
George Carteret, was wife of Sir Thomas Scott, of Scott's 
Hall, Kent. (July, 1665)." 

(Diary of Samuel Pepys). 

Other Families 



"The family of Baker was settled at Cranebroke, in Kent, 
so early as the reign of Edward III, and from one of its 
younger branches descended THOMAS BAKER, of Rush- 
ington, whose daughter and heiress Margaret, m. to John 
Selden, was mother of the learned John Selden. 

THOMAS BAKER, of Sisinghurst, Canbrook, Kent, was 
father of 

RICHARD BAKER, living temp, Henry VII whose son 

SIR JOHN BAKER, knt. of Sisinghurst, adopting the le- 
gal profession attained considerable eminence, and when 
a young man was sent ambassador to Denmark. On his 
return he became Speaker of the House of Commons, and 
was soon after appointed attorney general and sworn of 
the privy council, but gained no further prefeiTnent until 
1545, when, having recommended himself to the king by his 
activity in forwarding a loan in London and other imposts. 


he was made chancellor of the Exchequer. HENRY VIII 
constituted him an assistant trustee for the minor suc- 
cessor, after whose accession his name is scarcely men- 
tioned in history, except in one instance, which ought not 
to be forgotten: he was the only privy councellor who 
steadfastly denied his assent to the last will of that prince, 
by which Mary and Elizabeth were excluded from inherit- 
ing the crown. He was successively recorder of London, 
attorney and chancellor of the Exchequer. He was like- 
wise a privy councellor to Henry VIII. , Edward VI., Mary 
and Elizabeth. Sir Richard m. Elizabeth, daughter and 
heir of Thomas Dinly, and widow of George Barret, by 
whom he had issue: 

i. SIR RICHARD Baker, his heir. 

ii. SIR JOHN, of London, who m., 

Catherine, daughter of Sir. Reginald SCOTT, 
knt. of Scott's Hall, and left a son. 

i. SIR RICHARD BAKER, b. about the year 
1568, the celebrated CHRONICLER. This 
distinguished writer m., 
Margaret, daughter of Sir George Manwar- 
ing, of Ightfield; d. 18th Feb., 1645, was 
buried in St. Bride's Church, Fleet Street. 

*iii. ELIZABETH Baker, m., 

SIR THOMAS SCOTT, knt. of Scott's Hall. 

iv. CECILIA Baker, m. to the Lord Treasurer Dorset. 

v. MARY Baker, m. to 

GEORGE Tufton, of Heathfield, in Kent. 

Sir Richard, d. in 1558, and was interred at Sisinghurst, 
where he possessed a fine estate formerly belonging to the 
family of DeBerham, and a noble mansion built by himself, 
Sisinghurst Castle, which remained for centuries with his 
descendants, but has since, bowed down its battlements to 
the unfeeling taste of modem times. His eldest son and 

Other Families 541 

Sir Richard Baker, knt. of Sisinghurst, entertained Queen 
Elizabeth in her progress into Kent, July 15, 1573. He 
m. 1st Catherine, daughter and heir of John Tirrel, young- 
est son of Sir Thomas Tirrel. Their son 

John Baker, esq. of Sisinghurst, succeeded his father in 
1594. He m. Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Guilford, knt. 
of Hempsted, in Kent, and had with a daughter, Catherine, 
wife of Edward Yates, esq. of Buckland, two sons, Henry 
and Edward. The elder 

Henry Baker, esq. of Sisinghurst, was created a Baronet 
29th June, 1611. He m. Catherine, eldest daughter of Sir 
John Smith, knt. of Osterhanger and dying in 1623 was 3. 
by his son 

Sir John Baker, of Sisinghurst, who m. Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and heir of Sir Robert Parkhurst, knt. and by her who 
died in 1639 left at his decease, in 1653 an only surviving 

Sir John Baker, of Sisinghurst, who m. Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and heir of Sir Robert Newton, bart. of London, and 
by her (who wedded, secondly, Philip Howard, and died 
in 1693), had four daughters, his co-heirs. 

i. ANNE Baker, m. to 

Edmund Beaghan, esq. and dying in 1685, left 
a son 
i. EDMUND Stungate Beaghan, esq. of Sising- 
hurst, who sold in the year 1730, to the 
trustees of Sir Horace Mann, knt., his por- 
tion of the Sisinghurst estates. 
*ii. ELIZABETH Baker, m. 

Robert Spencer, esq. and d. s. p. in 1705. 
ill. MARY Baker, m. to 

John Dowel, esq. of Over, in Gloustershire, and 

had a son, 

i. JOHN Baker Dowel, esq. of Over, who d. in 

1738, and was s. by his son, 

1. JOHN Baker Bridges Dowel, esq. of 

Over, who d. in 1744, bequeathing his 

interest in the Baker estates to Rev. 


Staunton Degge, who conveyed them 
to Galfridus Mann, es., father of Sir 
Horace Mann. 

iv. KATHERINE Baker, m. to 
Roger Kirby, and d. in 1733. 

Sir John Baker died in 1661, and leaving no male issue, 
the Baronetcy expired, while his estates passed to his 
daughters, from whose heirs they were purchased by Sir 
Horace Mann's family. 

Arms-Az. on a fesse between three swans' heads 
erased and ducally gorged or, as many cinqueloils gu. 

Created 20th June, 1611. 

Extinct 28th Mar., 1661. 

(Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronets.) 


THOMAS BAKER, of Rushton. 

Thomas Baker, of Sisinghurst, Canebrook, Kent, was 

father of 
Richard Baker, living temp Henry VHI, whose son 
Sir John Baker, m. 

Elizabeth Dinly, their son 
Sir Richard Baker, m. 

Catherine Tirrell, their son, 
John Baker, m. 

Mary Guilford, their son, 
Henry Baker, m. 

Catherine Smith, their son. 
Sir John Baker, m. 

Elizabeth Parkhurst, their son, 
Sir John Baker, m. 

Elizabeth Newton, their daughter, 
Elizabeth Baker, m, 

Robert Spencer, esq., and d. s. p. 1705. 

Other Families 543 


SIR REGINALD SCOTT', of Scott's Hall. Kent, cap- 
tain of the castles of Calais and Sangatte; High sheriff of 
Kent, 1541-42; was principally engaged abroad in military 
service; died December 16, 1554. He married first Em- 
meline, daughter of Sir William Kempe, of Ollantigh, Kent 
and had by her Sir Thomas, (see hereafter), and two 
daughters. He married secondly Mary, daughter of Sir 
Bryan Tuke, of Layer Marney in Essex, secretary to Cardi- 
nal Wolsey, and had by her Mary, who married Richard 
Argall, and three other daughters, and Charles- and four 
other sons, Charles was of Egerton in Godmersham ; he 
married Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas Wyatt of Arllington 
Castle, Kent (minister temp Henry VIII; beheaded, sec- 
ond Mary), by Jane daughter of Sir William Hawte of Kent 

Mrs. Jane Scott was sister of George Wyatt of Boxley. 
Sir Moyle Finch's sister Jane married October 8, 1582, 
George Wyatt, Esq., of Boxley, and Sir Moyle's brother Sir 
Henry Finch, was father of Sir John Finch, one of the 
counsel for Sir F. Gorges, in the dispute over the N. E. 
charter in 1621. Sir John was the speaker who was forced 
back into the chair by Holies and others on the memorable 
February 25, 1628-9. 

SIR THOMAS SCOTT^ eldest son of Sir Reginald, was 
a distinguished man; sheriff of Kent, 1576; knight of the 
shire in Parliaments of 1571 and 1586; commander-in- 
chief of the Kentish forces assembled on Northbourne 
Downs in 1588, to repel the threatened Spanish invasion; 
died December 30, 1594. He married first, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir John Baker, by whom he had a very large 
family; according to some accounts 17 children. Sir John 
Baker was speaker of the first Parliament of Edward VI. 


(1547-1552), which was the first thoroughly Protestant 
Parliament. His second son John Baker, married Catherine 
Scott, (sister of Sir Thomas Scott, aforesaid), and they 
were the parents of Sir Richard Baker, the chronicler. Of 
the children of Sir Thomas Scott and Elizabeth Baker 

1_TH0MAS Scott% eldest son, married, first Mary Knatch- 
bull; secondly, Elizabeth Honywoodi daughter of 
Thomas Honywood, of Sene, by his wife Margaret 
Bedingfield, of Bellaview, Kent. Elizabeth Scott, 
widow of Thomas Scott, lived at Sene in Newington 
near Hythe, and died there without issue, aged 60, in 
1627; and was buried in Brabourne Church where her 
tomb remains. 

2— SIR JOHN Scott^ d. Sept. 24, 1616, and was buried in 
Brabourne Church, Kent. He was twice married but 
died without issue. His first wife was Elizabeth, 
widow of Sir William Drury, and daughter of Sir Wil- 
liam Stafford, by his wife. Lady Dorothy, who was the 
daughter of Henry Lord Stafford, only son of Edward 
last Duke of Buckingham of that line, who was be- 
headed in 1521. Sir John Scott married secondly prior 
to September 17, 1599, Catherine, daughter of Mr. 
Customer Smythe, and widow of Sir Roland Hayward. 
She survived Sir John about six months and died early 
in 1617, aged fifty-six. 

3 — RICHARD Scott^ who married Catherine, daughter of 
Sir Rowland Hayward. 

4— ELIZABETH Scott^ married first, John Knatchbull; 
secondly Sir Richard Smythe. 

5 — Emeline Scott", married Robert Edolpe. 

6 — MARY Scott', married, first, Anthony St. Leger, and 
secondly Alexander Culpeper, of Wigsell. 

7_ANTH0NY Scott\ who may be Ensign Anthony Scott. 

8— ROBERT Scott\ of Smeeth, m. Priscilla, dau. of Sir 
Thomas Honywood. 

Other Families 545 

Visitations of Kent — 1663-8. For the early portion of 
this pedigree see Visitations of Kent, 1619. Harlean Soc. 
Pub. XLII. 127. 

"The known members of the Scott family among the 
early emigrants to New England, were RICHARD SCOTT, 
of Providence, who landed at Boston in 1633-4; JOHN 
SCOTT, of Long Island fame, who came over in 1642-3; 
JUDGE EDWARD SCOTT, of Newport, R. I., and his 
cousin JAMES SCOTT, about 1710. The male line of 
each has become extinct, except that of Richard; unless 
as some suppose, John Scott, left a son John (as shown 
by a pedigree in the family of the late Dr. William Jenks, 
of Boston), who it is thought received a grant of land in 
East Jersey from Sir George Carteret, in consideration of 
the services rendered by his father, in procuring, from the 
Duke of York, the grant of East Jersey to Sir George and 
Lord Berkley. Richard, Edward and James Scott were from 
a younger branch of the Scotts of Scotts-Hall, seated at 
Glemsford Suffolk, since the sixteenth century. Richard 
Scott is regarded in genealogical parlance as "the emigrant 
ancestor," or "the pilgrim" or "Richard of the first genera- 
tion." He and three brothers who came over in the seven- 
teenth century settling in Boston, Newport and Providence, 
are regarded as the progenitors of the American family of 
Scotts. The pedigree of the duke of Buccleuch was traced 
through Richard le Scot of Murdiston, county Lanark, one 
of the Scotch barons, who swore fealty to Edward L in 
1296 ; being the same period at which the Baliols acknowl- 
edged Edward as their lord-paramount ; confirming the as- 
sertion of Philpot that the family of the duke and the Scotts 
of Scotts-Hall had a common ancestry in the Baliols. There 
are grounds for the belief that the Scotts of Great Barr, 
Staffordshire, sprung from the Baliols; a portion of their 
arms being three Catharine wheels, as in the arms of the 

Scotts of Scotts-Hall . The Scotts of Scotts-Hall, 

Kent, trace their pedigree in an unbroken line through Der- 
vorgille, the mother of William Baliol Scot, to Fergus, king 
of Scotland, in the time of Alexander the great; to Rollo 


first duke of Normandy ; Baldwin first count of Flanders ; 
Henry I, Emperor of Germany; Waldimere the Great of 
Russia ; Romanus I., of the Greek Empire ; Alfred the Great; 
William the Conqueror; and finally to Charlemagne; mainly 
through female branches; also to David I. of Scotland; and 
Siward, earl of Northumberland, by a different line. The 
old Norman church at Babourne, Kent, contains many mon- 
uments of the Scotts of Scotts-Hall; some of which date 
back to the thirteenth century. 

(New. Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. Vo. XXIII., p. 128.) 

RICHARD SCOTT of Providence, was son of EDWARD 
SCOTT of Glemsford, Suffolk, Eng. 

Richard Scott came in the Griffin 1634, his wife Cath- 
erine was dau. of Rev. Francis Marbury of London and 
Bridget Dryden, sister of Sir Erasmus Dryden, grandfather 
of the poet Dryden. 

(Water K. Watkins.) 

Edward Scott' of Glemsford 

Children : 

GEORGE Scott=. 


MATTHEW Scott=. 

EDWARD Scotts 

RICHARD Scott^ now (1640) in New England. 

(Genealogical Gleanings in Eng., Vol. II, p. 1287). 

URSULA SCOTT was the daughter of Henry Scott of 
Rattlesden, Eng., as appears from the following extract 
from Henry Scott's will : 

Will of Henry Scott: 

"To Abigale Kemball my grandchild twentie shillings to 
be paid at 21 — to Heneri Kemball my grandchild twenty 

Other Families 547 

shillings to be paid at 21 — to Elizabeth Kemball my grand- 
child twenty shillings to be paid at 21 — to Richard Kem- 
ball my grandchild twenty shillings to be paid at 21. 

Mentions also sons Roger and Thomas Scott and wife 

"This will was made 24 Sept 1623, in 21st year of James 
of England, by Henry Scott of Rattlesden in the County 
of Suffolk and diocese of Norwich, it was proved in the 
Court of the Arch deacon of Sudbury — 10 January 1G24-5." 

"Henry Scott was buried at Rattlesden December 24, 

(Parish Register). 

"Thomas Scott came with his wife and children to this 
country in the same vessel as Richard (Kemball) and they 
brought Martha Scott with them. As Thomas Scott set- 
tled in Ipswich, this may have had some influence in caus- 
ing Richard (Kimball's) removal from Watertown." 
(Kimball Genealogy.) 


Thomas Scott- came from Ipswich 1634 — aged 40 with 
wife, Elizabeth, aged 40; and children: 

i. ELIZABETH, 9 yrs.; 

ii. ABIGAIL, 7 yrs.; 

iii. THOMAS, 6 yrs. 

Thomas- was freeman 4 March following; made will 8 
mar., 1654 ; names each of these children as living, but that 
Thomas was at Stamford and mentions younger children: 





In same ship came Martha, aged 60, probably mother 
of this Thomas, and Richard Kimball, 39, by Scott in his 
will 20 yrs. later called brother. 

At Boston, Co., Lincoln, in 1630, was one Thomas Scott 
that may have been the same as the preceding or the fol- 
lowing Thomas (of) Hartford 1637 had been perhaps of 
Cambridge, was killed 6 Nov. 1643, carelessly by John Ewe, 
for which he was fined 5 pounds to the Colony and 10 
pounds to the widow. After being wounded he made a non- 
cupative will, held good though incomplete, as not naming 
overseers, provided for widow Ann ; son Thomas and three 
daughters. That son was infirm in body and mind, per- 
haps both, and lived not long; and the widow m, 7 Nov. 
1644 Thomas Ford and died at Northampton, May, 1675. 
One daughter, Mary married at same time as her mother, 
Robert Porter, and Sarah, married 5 Dec. 1645, John Stan- 
ley, and the other, Elizabeth, married John Loomis of 


JOHN STANLEYS born in England, date not known, 
embarked for New England in 1634-5, died on his passage, 
leaving three children with an estate in goods and money 
amounting to one hundred and sixteen pounds. 

His children were : 

i. JOHN Stanley-, b. 1624, m. Sarah Scott, and 2n i, 
Sarah Stoddard. 

ii. RUTH Stanley- ; m. Isaac More. 

iii. An Infant d. 1634. 

Sarah Scott, (wife of John Stanley-) was dau. of Thomas 
and Ann Scott of Hartford. 

(The Stanley Family, by Israel Warner, D. D., pub. 1887) 
John Loomis, b. in England, 1622, m. Feb. 3, 1649, Eliz- 

Other Famii-ies 549 

abeth Scott, dau, of Thomas Scott of Hartford. He was a 
Deacon many years, and Deputy to Gen. Court 166G-87. He 
d. Sept. 1, 1688. He was son of Joseph and Mary (White) 


(Ancestry of John Barber White, p. 231.) 


"Thomas (of) Stamford, son of Thomas the first had m. 
at Ipswich Margaret daughter of William Hubbard the 
first, sister of the historian and had Thomas, and died 
1657, his widow m. Ezekiel Rogers. 
(Savage Gen. Die.) 

"EZEKIEL ROGERS\ b .probably at Ipswich, Mass. ; m. 
Mrs. Margaret, (widow of Mr. Thomas Scott of Ipswich) 
sister of Rev. Wm. Hubbard, was graduated at Havard Col- 
lege, 1659, and d. July 5, 1674. 

Margaret Rogers", (b. probably at Ipswich, Mass.) ; m. 
Rev. William Hubbard of Ipswich, who was born in Eng- 
land, 1621, and came to N. E.*1630, son of Mr. Wm. Hub- 
bard (an ancient inhabitant of Ipswich, afterwards of Bos- 
ton, to which place he removed about 1662 — "a learned man. 
being well read in State matters, of a very aflfiable and 
humble behavior, though he be slow in speech he is down- 
right for the business"). 

(NeM' Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reg. Vol. V. p. 142.) 

"JOHN KIMBALL-, Richard', was b. in Rattlesden, 
County of Suffolk, England, in 1621, and came to America 
with his father. He settled in Ipswich, Mass., and died 
there May 6, 1698. In a deposition made in 1666 he says 
he is 35 years old, and his nephew, Philip Fowler, testify 
"That Mary wife of Thomas Patch, Abigail Bosworth 
(probably wife of Haniniel Bosworth), and Elizabeth Spof- 
ford were daughters of Thomas Scott, Sr. In 1666 he was 



appointed attorney for Thomas Scott, of Stamford, Ct., son 
of Thomas Scott, Sr., late of Ipswich, and brother-in-law 
of Richard Kimball, Sr. 

Thomas Scott's will was approved March 8, 1G53-4, and 
mentions children Thomas, Elizabeth, Abigail, Hannah, 
Sarah, Mary and brother Richard Kimball. Thomas Scott, 
Jr.. was in the Indian War, under Capt. Lathrop, wken he 
was killed at Squakeheage (Northfield), Mass., Sept. 8, 

(Hist, of Kimball Fam., Vol. I, p. 39.) 


THOMAS Scott^ 

HENRY Scott-, of Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England, d. 
1623; m. Martha Whatlock. 

THOMAS Scott', of Ipswich; m. Elizabeth Kimball. 

THOMAS Scott', of Stamford, Ct., d. 1675, m. Margaret 


THOMAS Scott"', of London, received grant from Wm. 
Penn, Chief Proprietor, &c., 1681, which was later con- 
veyed to George Walker. 

SAMUEL Scott", in Bromingham, Chester Co., Pa., Mar. 
1715, land trans. 

JOHN Scott^; 1706-1774, m. 1740, Margaret Thornton. 

SAMUEL Scott«; 1762 in North Carolina, d. 1820, m. in 
Virginia 1783, Martha McCorkle. 

ELIZABETH Scott"; 1788, d. m. 1803, Woodford 

Co., Ky., Alexander Walker, 1779— 

SAMUEL Scott Walker'", b. 1807, d. 1892, m. Jan. 26, 1832, 
Sarah Ann Allen, b. Oct. 25, 1810, d. Nov. 1882, Cow- 
ley Co., Kansas. 

Other Families 551 

ELIZABETH Erma Walker"; 1833-1864; m. 1856, Ben- 
jamin Baird Siggins. 



"Credited with military service at the garrison at Brook- 
field and "Quabaug" June 24, 1676— Thomas Scott— p. 118. 

"Hadley was at this time the headquarters of the Eng- 
lish, and probably Capts. Lathrop and Beers, with their 
companies were there on Sept. 1st. It is certain they 
were there on the 2d. and were organizing a force to bring 
off the garrison at Northfield. But on that day (Thursday, 
Sept. 2nd), while this expedition was in preparation, and 
the Northfield people were abroad in the fields at work, 
a large body of Indians suddenly fell upon that town, killed 
many of the people as they fled from their homes and 
fields towards the garrison, burned all their exposed houses 
and destroyed cattle and crops. There were sixteen fam- 
ilies in the town. The English killed at this time, accord- 
ing to Russell's list were eight." 

"Thomas Scott." 

In the history of Northfield (by Temple and Sheldon is 
additional information — Scott, Ipswich (?) — p. 130. 

"In Felt's Ipswich it is stated that Thomas Scott (killed 
at Northfield) as also Caleb Kimball" and others — ^p. 139. 

"At the Garrison at Brookfield, or "Quabaug"; July 24, 
1676. Thomas Scott— p. 357. 


1918. Henry Scott, (spelled Skott, in will), of Rattlesden, 
England, yeoman, will dated September 24, 1623, proved 
January 10, 1624. 


"To my wife Martha the house where I now dwell &c., 
during her natural life, after that to my son Roger Skoot 
and his heirs forever. 

To Abigail Kemball my grandchild forty shillings at her 
age of one and twenty years. 

To my grandchild Henry Kemball twenty shillings at 
the age of one and twenty, and the same sum to my grand- 
children Elizabeth and Richard Kemball at same age. 

To my son Thomas Skott five pounds within one year 
after my decease. 

To Mr. Peter Deveruex, minister of Rattlesden ten shil- 

Wife Martha to be executrix." 

(Bury Wills Book, Pearle, L. 177). 

"It was this very Martha Scott (Skott), who, with her 
son Thomas Scott and her daughter Ursula Kembold or 
Kemball, and the latter's husband, Richard Kemball, took 
passage the last of April, 1634, in the ship "Elizabeth," 
William Andrew^s, master, from the port of Ipswich in old 
England and settled in Ipswich, New England." 

(Waters Genealogical Gleanings in England, Vol. 
II, p. 1412.) 

The will of Henry Kembold (Kemball), of Hechm, dated 
January 4, 1558 ; mentions land in Rattlesden, his wife, 
Sysley, sons: Henry, Thomas and Richard; daughters: 
Agnes, and Margaret. (Waters Gen. Gl., Vol. II, p. 1412). 

The will of Robert Whotlock, of Rattlesden, dated Sep- 
tember 20, 1623, proved October 8, 1623; mentions "My 
sister Martha Scott, my kinsman — Thomas Scott, my kins- 
woman Ursula Kemball, my kinsman — Roger Scott, and 
others. Henry Skott, witness." 

(Consistory of Norwich, B. Bradstreet. L. 125). 

Other Families 553 

(1918) HENRY SCOTT', spelled Skott in his will, of 
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, yeoman. Will dated Sept. 24, 
1623; m. Martha Whatlock. Children: 

i. URSULA Scott-' m. Richard Kemball, son of 
of Henry and Sysley ( ) Kemball. 

1919.* ii. THOMAS Scott-', m. Elizabeth Kemball, dau. 

of Henry and Sysley Kemball. 

1920. iii. ROGER Scott-", m. 

(1919)* THOMAS SCOTT^ "of Ipswich," m. Elizabeth 
Kemball ; b. about 1594 ; d. will dated March 8, 1654. 
Children : 

1921. i. ELIZABETH Scott\ m. Spofford. 

1922. ii. ABIGAIL Scott', m. Haniel Bosworth. 

1923.* iii. THOMAS Scott% b. about 1615-20; m. 

Margaret Hubbard, b. 1615, dau. of William and 
Judith (Bloose) Knapp Hubbard. 

1924. iv. HANNAH Scott', m. Edward Lockwood. 

1925. V. SARAH Scott'. 

1925.a vi. MARY Scott% m. Thomas Patch. 

(1923) THOMAS SCOTT', b. about 1615; m. about 
1635, Margaret Hubbard, and d. 1657. She m. 2nd Ezekiel 
Rogers, son of Rev. Nathaniel, and d. in 1657, leaving 

Children : 

1926.* i. THOMAS Scott, Jr.% b. about 1636-7 ; was in 
the Indian War under Capt. Lathrop, when he 
was killed at Squakeheage, Mass., Sept. 8, 1675. 
Children of Ezekiel Rogers and Margaret (Hub- 
bard) Widow of Thomas Scott^ Martha, Na- 
thaniel, John, Timothy and Samuel Rogers. 

1927.* THOMAS SCOTT' received a grant of land dated 
Oct. 11, 1681, in the Province of Pennsylvania, 


and later a patent was signed March, 1715, for 
107 acres of "Rent Land" to 

1928. SAMUEL SCOTT% (his son) in Bromingham, 

Chester County, Pennsylvania. This Samuel 

Scott with his wife Jane ( ) we find 
with his son 

1929.* JOHN SCOTT", proving his importation in the 
Valley of Virginia in 1740. 

Records from Pennsylvania Archives, 2d. S. Vol. XIX. 

"Conveyance of Christopher Sibthorp to George Mannd 
containing four hundred ninety-two acres of land, granted 
by deed of lease and release, dated the tenth and eleventh 
days of October 1681, from William Penn, Chief Proprietor 
of the said Province, unto Thomas Scott, and from said 
Scott unto me the said Christopher Sibthorp, my heirs and 
assigns, &c — page 253. 

Christopher Sibthorp, in right of Blake, Powel, Scott, 
and Bennet, took up 20 acres which with the first men- 
tioned sixteen he by deed dated 6th, 12 Mo., 1698, conveyed 
to George Walker. — page 255. 

"Signed a patent to Samuel Scott for 107 acres of Rent 
Land in Bromingham, in Chester County, first laid out to 
Edmond Butcher, date, 3 month 1715 — page 608. 

Signed a Warrant to Thomas Dawson for 300 acres near 
Conestoego at 10 lbs. p. C't and Ish sterling., date 10th 12 
month, 1716.— page 608. 

Other Families 555 


WILLIAM HUBBARD of Ipswich, SufTolk. Fiik., was 
born in 1594, and graduated at Cambridge University, Eng., 
in 1620. He sailed from London in the ship Defence in 
1635, "Edmond Bostocke, master," and landed in Boston, 
Mass., Oct. 6, 1635, accompanied by his wife (probably his 
second wife) Judith (Bloose) Knapp, of Ipswich, Eng., and 
six children. The shipping list of passengers of the De- 
fence reports him "husbandman" aged 40 years; Judith, 
25; Martha, 22; Mary, 20; John, 15; William, 14; Nathan- 
iel, 6; and Richard, 4 years. Chaucer defined "husband- 
man" as "the master of a family." Since his time it has 
lost that significance and now means a tiller of the ground, 
William Hubbard was undoubtedly a gentleman of easy 
circumstances and much landed estate in England, and left 
there because of a sense of irritation to his religious views 
caused by the unbearable interference and restrictions then 
placed upon freedom of worship in the old country. He 
bought land of Thomas Dudley, Esq,, to whom it had been 
granted in Oct. this same year (1635). Mr. Dudley had 
erected a house upon it, &c., &c. Among "Old Norfolk 
County Deeds" is the following instrument recorded "May 
22, 1657, William Hubbard, Senr. of Ipswich New England, 
in ye County of Essex, gent., and Judith, his wife, to Captain 
Thomas Wiggin, of Quamscooke, in New England" &c. — 
(Signed) WILLIAM HUBBARD, Judith Hubbard "Ac- 
knowledged May 22, 1657. The 890 acres laid in Wliitehall 
Swamp in what is now Rochester, N. H., and the 110 acres 
in Dover, N. H., which that town granted him prior to 
this date. He was made freeman May 2, 1638, and was 
Deputy to the General Court for six years, between 1638 and 
1646. He removed to Boston in 1662, where he died be- 
tween June 8 and Aug. 19, 1670. 

Children : 


i. JOHN Hubbard-, m. about 1620. 

ii. WILLIAM Hubbard-, Rev., b. about 1622-5; grad. 
H. C. 1642; ord. 1658, colleague with Rev. 
Thomas Corbett of Ipswich ; author of "History 
of New England" and other works. He m. 1st, 
Margaret Rogers (Rev. Nathl.), who d. in Ip. 
Sept. 14, 1704. Children: John\ b. 1648, living 
1704; Nathaniels living in 1704. Margaret m. 
John Pynchon; probably others. 

iii. NATHANIEL Hubbard^ b. about 1629 ; living 1670. 

iv. RICHARD Hubbard-; Mr., b. abt. 1631 ; grad. H. C. 
1652; res. Ipswich Hamlet (now Hamilton); 
rep. 1660. He m. Sarah Bradstreet (Gov. Si- 
mon) ; d. May 3, 1681 (Ip.) ; adm. est. June 28, 
1681. Wid. Sarah, m. bef. 1691 Rev. John Cot- 
ton^, Rev. John-, Rev. John^ of Yarmouth: 

1. RICHARD Hubbard\ b. after 1670, "eldest 
son in 1691." 

ii. NATHANIEL Hubbard^ living 1704. 

iii. JOHN Hubbard% living 1691. 

iv. SIMEON Hubbard', prob. d. bef. 1691. 

(1923)* V. MARGARET Hubbard% b. ; m. 1st, 

Thomas Scott of Ipswich ; 2d, Ezekiel Rogers. 

vi. MARTHA Hubbard^ b. ; m. 1st John Whit- 

tingham ; 2d, Simon Eyre of Boston. 


One of the early ancestors of John Scott", whose name is 
also said to have been John Scott, was bom in Scotland, 
went to Ireland where he lost an arm in the Irish Rebellion 
and later came to the United States and is said to have set- 
tled in Virginia. 

"Early in 1740 there was a great influx of population 
into the Valley of Virginia. On May 22, 1740, fourteen 

Other P'amilies 557 

heads of families appeared at Orange Court to 'prove their 
importation,' The first order of the series follows;" (among 
them we find Samuel Scott and his wife, Jane and son John.) 

(Annals of Augusta Co., Va., by VVaddell.) 

(1929) JOHN SCOTT^ son of Samuel and Jane ( ) 
Scott, b. 1706, d. Nov. 12, 1774; North Carolina, aged 68 
years ; m. March 13, 1740. 

MARGARET THORNTON, d. April 6, 1801. John Scott 
3^ent to Carolina in 1763. Children: 

1930. i. WILLIAM Scott% b. about 1741-5; was in the 

Revolutionary war; being in the battle of Kings 
Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780. 

1931. ii. MARTHA Scott^ m. William Frost, their son : 

i. STEPHEN Frost", m. Jane F. Walker, 
dau. of James and Martha (Gray) Walker; 
d. Jan. 30, 1807; and her brother, Alex- 
ander Walker, m. Elizabeth Scott, dau. of 
Samuel and Martha (McCorkle) Scott. 

1932. iii. HANNAH Scott\ m. Joseph McCorkle, a 

brother of Martha McCorkle. 

1933. iv. THOMAS Scott\ was also in the Revolution- 

ary war, he served as Lieutenant in 1786 under 
Col. Logan against the Shawnee Indians — Dur- 
ing the Rev. and Indian wars he served in sev- 
eral expeditions against the Indians and Tories. 

1934.* V. SAMUEL Scott^ b. 1762, in North Carolina; 
d, Dec. 12, 1820, in Jessamine County, Ken- 
tucky, was hurried in Middleborough ; m. by the 
Rev. Charles Cummings, Aug. 5, 1783, Martha 
Elizabeth McCorkle (in Virginia), dau. of John 
and Elizabeth (Ruth) McCorkle, she was b. July 
12, 1769; d. Sept. 17, 1863, in Rushville, Illinois, 
at the home of her daughter Jane ("Jennie") 
(Scott) Mahan. 


Samuel Scott was a Revolutionary soldier, being only 
sixteen years old when he entered the service as a minute 
man in a volunteer company raised to go against Ferguson. 
He went to Kentucky with Daniel Boone and his colony 
about 1786 and located at Boone's Station, where he resided 
seven or eight years. 

(From Family Records and Pension Records at 
Washington, D. C.) 

1935 THOMAS Scott% son of Thomas (No. 1933), was 
b. 1801, of Montgomery Co., Indiana. 

(1934) SAMUEL SCOTT«, b. 1761, in North Carolina; 
d. Dec. 12, 1820; m. Aug. 5, 1783: 

MARTHA McCORKLE, in Jessamine Co., Ky.; she was 
b. Dec. 12, 1768; and d. Sept. 17, 1863. 

Children : 
1936.* i. JOHN Scott% m. Abbie Stevenson. 

1937.*ii. THOMAS Scott% m. (1) Mary Makimson; m. 
(2) Mrs. Davis. 

1938.* iii. ELIZABETH Scott% b. April 6, 1788; m. 
1803, in Woodford Co., Ky., Alexander Walker; 
b. Dec. 15, 1779; son of James and Margaret 
(Gray) Walker. 

1939.* iv. MARGARET Scott% b. ; m. Thomas 


1940.* V. JOSEPH ScoW, m. Sallie Sutton. 

1941. vi. GREZELDA Scott^ m. Larkin Davis. 

1942.* vii. MARTHA Scott^ b. Nov. 7, 1795; m. Joseph 
Gilmer Walker. 

1943.* viii. RUTH Scott% m. Samuel Makimson. 

1944.* ix. NANCY Scott% m. Green Fletcher. 

1945.* X. JANE Scott\ m. Elijah Mahan. 

Other Families 559 

1946. xi. JAMES Scott", m. Miss Criswell. 

1947.* xii. SAMUEL Scott", m. Sallie Duncan. 

1948. xiii. MARY ("Polly") Scott", m. Hugh Kelso 

1949.* xiv. SARAH ANN SCOTT", m. Mathew? Or Mad- 
ison Mahan. 

1950.* XV. WILLIAM Thornton Scott", b. Apr. 8, 1812; 
d. ; m. 1834, Sarah Sellers, in Wood- 
ford Co., Ky. 


On the Fourth day of April, 1851, Martha McCorkle 
Scott appeared before the Montgomery County Court of 
Indiana and applied for a pension in recognition of the 
services of her husband, Samuel Scott, who was a private 
under Colonel Campbell and Capt. Dasey — Gen. Greene's 
Division. He enlisted in 1778 and served until the close of 
the war — was at the Battle of King's Mountain with his 
brothers Thomas and William. 

She was married to Samuel Scott, in the Wolf Hill meet- 
ing house five miles below Abingdon, in Virginia, by Rev. 
Charles Cummings, notice of same being given three weeks 
in advance. They moved to Woodford Co., Kentucky, in 
1784, taking with them Samuel Scott's mother, who was 
then a widow. Martha speaks of her husband being en- 
listed and subject to call at the time they were married. 
The above was swora to by Martha Scott before I. Naylor, 
Presiding Judge and James W. Lynn, Clerk of Montgom- 
ery County Court House. 

Thomas Scott, son of Samuel's brother, Thomas, made 
application for pension, the application was signed by 
James Carothers and Mrs. Frost and the leaf from the 
Bible which gives dates of marriage of John Scott and 


Margaret Thornton, death of Margaret Scott and marriage 
of Samuel Scott and Martha McCorkle, is preserved in the 
pension office at Washington, D. C, together with a copy of 
Martha Scott's deposition. 

On April 11th, 1851, Elijah Mahan appeared before Jus- 
tice of the Peace, George Appleget of Montgomery County, 
and testified that he had known Samuel Scott and wife. 
Martha McCorkle, for many years ; also that he personally 
knew it to be the fact that Samuel Scott served in the 
Revolutionary War from the time he was sixteen years old 
in 1778 until its close; that said Samuel was called out 
against the Indians and Tories many times after he and 
Martha were married, and that his brother Thomas ob- 
tained a pension for his Revolutionary service, in which 
Samuel also participated at King's Mountain and other en- 
gagements. Rev. Charles Cummings, pastor of Wolf Hill 
church attested to the fact that Martha Scott and her son 
Samuel were members of his church and that her children 
were baptized by him. 

Condensed from papers on file at the Government 
Pension Office at Washington, D. C, which were ex- 
amined in the summer of 1917 and copies made of 
same. (E. S. W.) 

Martha Scott at one time narrowly escaped being killed 
by the Indians. She went to the home of one of her friends 
to assist in the preparations for a wedding. Immediately 
after she left the house it was surrounded by Indians and 
burned to the ground. One of the members of the family, 
an old lady, was tied to a horse and carried away. The 
young lady who was preparing for her wedding was taken 
away by the Indians and tied to a tree for the night. In 
some way she made her escape. She said she saw one of 
the Indians put on her wedding bonnet and dance around 
the burning building. 

Other Families 561 


Transcript from the Davis Family bible of Spotsylvania 
County, Va. With declaration of Revolutionary War Ser- 
vice of THOMAS DAVIS. 

The first date inteligible is 1738; which is belived to be 
the date of marriage of the parents whose names are ob- 
literated by time. Their children were : 

i. JAMES Davis, b. Mch. 5, 1741. 

ii. BENJAMIN Davis, b. Jan. 10, 1743. 

iii. ELIZABETH Davis, b. Feb. 22, 1745. 

iv. SNEAD Davis, b. May 16, 1748. 

V. WILLIAM Davis, b. Aug. 26, 1750. 

vi. MARY Davis, b. May 24, 1753. 

vii. FELIX Davis, b. Apr. 27, 1755. 

viii. CHARLES Davis, b. Oct. 22, 1758. 

ix. THOMAS Davis, b. Nov. 30, 1761. 

Thomas Davis married May 1, 1783, Susannah Heath, in 
Spts. Co., Va., where she was b. Feb. 26, 1765; their chil- 
dren were: 

i. ELIZABETH Davis b. Oct. 16, 1784, Spts. Co., 


ii. MARY Davis, b. Dec. 22, 1786, Spts. Co., Va. 

iii. FIELDING Davis, b. May 9, 1789, in Wood- 

ford Co., Ky. 

iv. LARKIN Davis, b. Sept. 27, 1791 ; m. Grizelda 


V. THOMAS Davis, b. Feb. 3, 1794; d. Oct. 1794. 




THOMAS Davis, b. Aug. 26, 1795; d. May, 

WILLIAM Davis, b. Apr. 7, 1798; d. Dec. 1798. 

JOHN Davis, b. June 9, 1800; d. Aug. 9, 1800. 

ix. SUSANNAH Davis, b. Aug. 13, 1801. 

X. JAMES Davis, b. Apr. 17, 1804. 

xi. DIANNAH Davis, b. June 17, 1806. 

xii. BENJAMIN Davis, b. March 1, 1809; d. Sept. 

6, 1828. 

xiii. SALLIE Stephens, b. Apr. 26, 1811. 

The last eleven were all born in Woodford County, Ky. 

Declaration of Thomas Davis of Woodford County, Ky. 

"I was born in Spottsylvania County, Va., in 1761. I en- 
listed April 25, 1779, for 18 months in the war of the Revolu- 
tion. I served under Capt. Alexander Parker in Col. Richard 
Parker's regiment. I also served for two months as a sub- 
alteiTiate for my brother Benjamin in a company of militia 
commanded by Capt. William Mills (James Cunningham. 
first lieutenant) and marched to Williamsburg where I 
served until discharged. The day after my return home I 
was drafted, and served two months in the state, I marched 
to Yorktown and was present at the surrender of Lord 
Cornwallis. My total service was 18 months, for which I 
received $60. This declaration is supported by an affidavit 
of John McGrady, of Woodford County, who served in the 
same regiment with Thomas Davis. Thomas Davis was 
pensioned in Woodford County, Ky., Aug. 18, 1818, in the 
57th year of his age. (Pub.) 

(Gleanings of Virginia Hist, by Boogher. p. 325- 

Larkin Davis, b. Sept. 27, 1791 ; m. Grizelda Scott, b. abt. 
1794, dau. of Samuel and Martha (McCorkle) Scott; grand 
dau. of John and Elizabeth (Thornton) Scott. 

Other Families 


Samuel Scott, b. 1762, in North Carolina; d. Dec. 12, 
1820; m. Aug. 5, 1782, Martha McCorkle in Jasamine Co., 
Ky. He was a Revolutionary soldier, being only 16 years 
when he entered the service as a minute man in a volunteer 
regiment to go against Ferguson. 

(1936). JOHN SCOTT", son of (Samuel) and Martha 

(McCorkle) Scott, b. July 1784; d. 1822-3; m. 

Abbie Stevenson. Children: 







1956. i. 

MARGARET Scott'^ m. Mr. Raney. 

MARTHA Scott'«, m. James Stephenson, liv- 
ing (1896) Paris, Monroe Co., Mo. 

CHRISTOPHER C. Scott'\, d. unm. 

SALLIE Scott"', b. Aug. 3, 1817; m. Aug. 14, 
1841, William Llewellyn; they emigrated to 
Oregon, 1852, crossing the plains. 

JOHN Scott^°, b.— ; m. 1st, Almira Llewellyn, 
a half sister of William Llewellyn; m. 2d, 
name not known to us. 

MARGARET SCOTT'«, m. Mr. Raney. Chil- 

SAMUEL Raney", living (1896), Spring- 
water, Oregon. 

1957. ii. WILLIAM Raney". 

1958. iii. JOSEPH Raney". 

1959. iv. JAMES Raney". 

1960. V. THOMAS Raney". 

1961. vi. GEORGE Raney". 

1962. vii. ISABELL Raney". 

(1954). SALLIE SCOTT^^, b. Aug. 3, 1817; m. Aug. 14, 
1841, William Llewellyn. Children : 


1963. i. JOHN Llewellyn", b. Feb. 23, 1848; m. Sarah 

Howell. They had three children. 

1964. ii. WILLIAM Llewellyn", b. Oct. 16, 1853; m. 

Jane Currin and had 3 ch. 

1965. iii. ALFRED Llewellyn", b. Dec. 18, 1856; m. 

Emily Finley. They had 3 ch. 

1966. iv. CLEMANTINE Llewellyn", b. Nov. 10, 1858; 

m. William Comet. 

All of the children of William and Sallie (Scott) Llewel- 
lyn live in Clackamas County, Oregon. Their Post Office 
address is Springwater, Oregon. 

(1937). THOMAS SCOTT«, son of Samuel and Martha 
(McCorkle) Scott, b. Aug. 22, 1786; m. Mary Makimson, sis- 
ter of Samuel Makimson ; m. 2d, Mrs. Davis. Children of 
1st m. 

1967. i. MARY Ann Scott^°, m. Mr. Pearcy, and moved 

to St. Joseph, Mo., at an early day. 

1968. ii. JANE Scott^", m. Mr. Pearcy, bro. of the 

above; moved to St. Joseph, Mo., at an early 

1969. iii. JOHN Scott^", dead. 

1970. iv. CYRUS Scott^% m. a dau. of James Scott, in 

1851 ; they were living in Audrain Co., Mo. 

1971. V. THOMAS Scott^^ m. in Indiana. 

(1938). ELIZABETH SCOTT", SamueP, John", Sam- 
uel", Thomas'', Thomas, Jr.% Thomas', Thomas-, Henry^ b. 
April 6 1788, in Woodford County, Ky. ; m. 1803 : 

ALEXANDER WALKER, b. Dec. 15, 1779 ; son of James 
and Margaret (Gray) Walker; grandson of Alexander and 
Jane (Hummer) Walker; gr. grandson of John and Cather- 
ine (Rutherford) Walker; gr. gr. grandson of John and 
Jane (McKnight) Walker. 












Other Families 565 

Alexander Walker, was raised in Woodford County, Ky., 
as was also his wife Elizabeth Scott; soon after their mar- 
riage moved to Adair County, Ky., where they owned a 
farm of 300 acres and raised a great deal of tobacco. 

Elizabeth (Scott) Walker, was the third child of Samuel 
and Martha (McCorkle) Scott, who were married and lived 
in Virginia; they moved to Kentucky in August 1796, en- 
countering many privations on the way. At one time they 
were attacked by the Indians and several of their party 
were killed ; Mrs. McClure was traveling with them and her 
young children were slain ; one young girl was tomahawked, 
scalped and left for dead, but Martha Scott found and cared 
for her, insisting on carrying her back to the Fort, where 
she eventually recovered. 

The children of Alexander and Elizabeth (Scott) Walker 
were : 

1972. i. JAMES Walker'", b. December 13, 1804; d. 
from lockjaw Feb. 1, 1829, in Illinois; m. about 
1828, Mary Nelson. 

1973.* ii. SAMUEL Scott Walker'^ b. Jan. 30, 1807; d. 
Jan 22, 1892, in Florida ; m. Jan. 24, 1832, Sarah 
Ann Allen, b. Oct. 25, 1810— d. Nov. 1882, Cow- 
ley Co., Kans. 

1974. iii. EDMOND Walker'", b. Dec. 28, 1811; m. Mary 

Ann Shirley, 9 children. 

1975. iv. HARRISON Perry Walker'", b. March 1, 

1814; never married; served in the 13th Ken- 
tucky Reg. U. S. A. ; a farmer and blacksmith ; 
d. July 11, 1879. 

1976. v. GREENVILLE Walker'", b. Dec. 22, 1815; m. 

Sarah Ann Lansdale; lived and died at West 
Point, Ky. ; killed by falling from a tree. Had 
several children. 

1977. vi. LOUIS F. Walker'", m. Elizabeth F. Nelson. 

Had eight children. 



1978.* vii. MARGARET Ann Walker^", m. Alexander 
Hindman. Had eight children. 

1979. viii ELZY Creel Walker^", b. Oct. 12, 1822 ; d. Aug. 

28, 1854 ; served in the Mexican War. 

1980. ix. MARTHA Jane Walkeri% ^^ jo^^ W. Shirley. 

Had six children. 

1981. X. ELIZABETH M. Walker^°, m. Noah Wilcox. 

Had six children. 

1982. xi. POLLY Walker", b. Aug. 20, 1831 ; m. Joseph 

M. Craig, in Adair County, Ky.; d. March 22, 
1855. Had one child who died young. 

(1973) SAMUEL SCOTT WALKER", son of Alexander 
and Elizabeth (Scott) Walker b. Jan. 30, 1807, in Adair 
County, Ky. on Jan. 24, 1832, he m. Sarah Ann Allen, near 
Columbia, Adair Co., Ky. She was the only daughter of 
William and Elizabeth (Tilford) Allen. William Allen was 
son of Malcum Allen who lived in Botetourt County, Va. 
His other sons were, James, John, and Moses, all except 
Moses lived and died in Adair County, Ky. William Allen 
ser\^ed in the war of 1812, and died of yellow fever in New 
Orleans (or Memphis). Sarah Ann (Allen) Walker was 
born and raised in Adair Co., Ky. She was a member of 
the Presbyterian Church, and a very strict temperance 
woman. She d. in Nov., 1882, in Cowley Co., Kans., at the 
home of her son Cyrus. 

Samuel Scott Walker' served as sheriff four years in 
Fairfield, Jefferson Co., la. He also served as postmaster in 
Columbia, Marion Co., la,, for two years. A number of 
years after his going out of office, the government officials 
at Washington in checking up his accounts, found that 
there was $30 to his credit. This had been accumulating 
during the twenty years of his postmastership, as in mak- 
ing his returns to the government, he always preferred to 
give them the advantage, and favored them, rather than 
turn out a defaulter, never thinking that the amount thus 

Other Families 567 

overpaid, would be returned to him. His honesty and in- 
tegrity was manifested in all his dealings with his fellow- 
men. He resigned in favor of William Oiler. He made two 
trips to the Rocky Mountains in company with his son-in- 
law B. B. Siggins. 

When Samuel Scott Walker removed to Jefferson Co., la., 
it was a wilderness occupied only by Indians. His farm oc- 
cupied the place where Glasgow now stands. In 1840 Gov- 
ernor Dodge appointed him Colonel of the State Militia and 
by that title, he was known ever afterwards. 

He removed to Kansas in 1880, and lived there until he 
went to Florida in the fall of 1890, where he died Jan, 22, 
1892, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Melissa Smith. 


* i. ELIZABETH Erma Walker", b. Feb. 20, 1833; 
d. Sept. 29, 1864; m. Feb. 24, 1856; 
B. B. Siggins, b. July 27, 1827 in Youngsville, Pa. ; 
d. June 14, 1903, in Youngsville, Pa.; He m. (2), 
Druzilla E. Belnap, dau. of Philo G. and Eliza- 
beth (Mead) Belnap. 

1983. ii. MARY Adeline Walker", b. in Adair Co., Ky. 

Sept. 28, 1834; m . Dec. 25, 1857, 
James Hardin, b. June 19, 1837. 8 children. 

1984. iii. CYRUS Allen Walker^S b. Sept. 22, 1836; m. 

Jan. 8, 1872; 
Leah Augusta Young, dau. of Major J. B. Young; 
4 children. 

1985. iv. FETNEY Ann Walker", b. June 14, 1838; d. 

Jan. 1847. 

1986. v. LUCIAN Alford Walker", b. Aug. 8, 1840; d. 

May 23, 1841, of croup. 

1987. vi. LOUISA America Walker", b. Mch. 18, 1842; 

m. April 27, 1862; 
Enos Reed; 10 children. 


1988. vii. JAMES Franklin Walker", b. Dec. 17, 1843; 

m. Mch. 21, 1876; 
Evelyn Wyland; 4 children. 

1989. viii. QUINTILLA Walker", b. Oct. 4, 1845; m. 

1875; George Walker, son of Edmond Walker. 

1990. ix. ROSELLA Melissa Walker", b. June 2, 1847; 

d. July 13, 1900, in Wauchula, Fla; m. 1867, 
George Smith ; six children. 

1991. X. IRA Cassius Walker", b. June 14, 1849; in 

Iowa ; m. July 31, 1889 
Emily Acres (dau. of William Acres) ; 3 children. 

♦ELIZABETH ERMA WALKER", b. Feb. 20, 1833 ; d. 
Sept. 29, 1864; m. Feb. 24, 1856; B. B. SIGGINS, b. July 
27, 1827; d. June 14, 1903; in Youngsville, Pa. He m. (2), 
Druzilla Bellnap. Children of (1) m. : 

i. EMMA Siggins^-, b. Feb. 6, 1857; m. Dec. 6, 1882; 
John Barber White, b. Dec. 8, 1847; in EUery 
Township, N. Y. ; m. for his first wife Arabell 
Bowen; he was son of John and Rebecca (Bar- 
ber) White; for further records see Siggins 

ii. LAURA Siggins'-, b. Aug. 15, 1859, in Chariton, 
la; m. Sept. 19, 1883; 
James 0. Messerly; 3 children. 

iii. CLINTON C. Siggins'-, b. Dec. 31, 1862; in Colo- 
rado; m. Apr. 20, 1890, 
Nellie Cunningham. 
Children of (2) m.: 

iv. ALBERT B. Siggins, b. 1866 in Philadelphia; d. 
same year. 

V. LIDA B. Siggins, b. Feb. 3, 1867, in Philadelphia; 
m. 1886; 
George H. Hyatt, of Whitehall, N. Y. She d. June 
29, 1887, in Colby, Kansas. 

Other Families 569 


The last two children are not descendants of John Scott { 
as the line comes through the first wife of B. B. Siggins. \ 

EMMA (SIGGINS) WHITE'^ b. Feb. 6, 1857, in Chari- I 

ton, Iowa; m. Dec. 8, 1882; J. B. White, ;b. Dec. 8, lS47i , 

in Ellery Township, N. Y. (near Jamestown). i 

Children : 

i. EMMA Ruth White. ' 

ii. JAY Barber Walker White; d. young. i 


iii. RAYMOND Baird White. ! 



Mrs. Emma Siggins White, No. 13513. 

Born in Iowa 

Wife of John Barber White. 

Descendant of Samuel Scott, of North Carolina, 

Daughter of Benjamin Baird Siggins and Elizabeth Erma 

Walker, his wife. 
Granddaughter of 

Samuel Scott Walker and Sarah Allen, his wife ; 

Gr-granddaughter of Alexander Walker and Elizabeth 
Scott, his wife; 

Gr-gr-granddaughter of Samuel Scott and Martha McCor- 
kle, his wife; 

Samuel Scott (1762-1820), was a minute man at the battle 
of King's Mountain under Col. William Campbell. His 
brothers, William and Thomas, served in the militia. 
He was born 1762, in North Carolina, died in Kentucky, 

(Vol. XIV, p. 192. D. A. R. Lineage Book.) 

(1939) MARGARET SCOTT% dau. of Samuel and Mar- 
tha (McCorkle) Scott, b. Oct. 8, 1790; Jessamine Co., Ky.; 
d. Mar. 20, 1870, Brownsville, Oregon; m. Dec. 19 1809;, 
Thomas Henry in Jessamine Co., Ky. They moved to Il- 
linois in 1818; to Indiana in 1824 and to Oregon in 1852, 
crossing the plains with ox teams. Their Indiana home was 
in the southern part of Rush county about three miles N. 
W. of Spring Hill, the location of their church was known 
as "New Zion." Thomas Henry died at Brownsville, Ore- 

Other Families 571 

gon, Sept. 6, 1865. He was a son of Samuel Henry, wha 
fought in the battle of Brandywine, in 1777. They came 
from Southwest Pennsylvania. Children: 

1992.* i. MARTHA Henry'", m., (1), 
James Richardson; m, (2), 
Jacob Hooton. 

1993. ii. NANCY Simpson Henry'"; m. 

William Patton. 

1994. iii. BETSY Martin Henry^"; m., 

Robert H. Crawford. 

1995. iv. MARGARET Jane Henry'"; m. (1), 

James Downie ; m. (2), 
Samuel Willson. 

1996. V. MARY Ann Henry '« ; m. 

James Foster.. 

1997. vi. SAMUEL Henry'"; m. 

Jane Williams. 

1998. vii. MILDRED Grizelle Henry^" ; m. 

William H. Mahan. 

1999. viii. THOMAS Duncan Henry'"; m. (1), 

Mary B. McClintock; m. (2), 
Rebecca J. Meeks. 

2000. ix. JAMES Worth Henry'" ; d. young. 

2001. X. MATILDA Henry'" ; d. young. 

(1992) Martha Henry^", b. March 8, 1811 ; m. Sept. 8, 
1829 ; James Richardson, b. Nov. 7, 1830 ; d. Apr. 23, 1838. 
Children : 

2002. i. WILLIAM Richardson" , b. Dec. 29, 1833; d. 

Dec. 30, 1834. 

2003. ii. MARGARET J. Richardson", b. May 16, 1836; 

m. Sept. 29, 1853, 


William Edward Waits, b. Aug. 22, 1835; and had 
a dau. 

2004. i. MARTHA A. Waits^-, b. July 9, 1855, 

who m. Sept. 3, 1876; 
Geo. W. Kelly; no. ch. 

(1940) JOSEPH SCOTT", b. February 12, 1792; was in 
the War of 1812; married Sallie Sutton, she was living in 
1882. Children: 

2005. i. MARY Scott", m. 1st., 

Chapman Piketon; m. 2d., 
Augustus Molesworth. 

2006. ii. ALEXANDER Scott", not m.; was a soldier 

in the civil war. 

2007. iii. JAMES Scott", m. 

Miss Lucas, and went to Iowa. 

(1942) MARTHA ('TATSY") SCOTT", dau. of Samuel 
and Martha (McCorkle) Scott, b. Nov. 17, 1795; d. Sept. 
16, 1826; m. JOSEPH GILMER WALKER b. June 17, 
1793; he m. (2) Susan Pope Bell, she d. Jan. 7, 1843; was 
the mother of 8 children. Joseph Gilmer Walker was a 
farmer and lawyer and practiced law in Kentucky. He with 
his father Alexander, removed from Virginia when Joseph 
was an infant. He was an able lawyer, and a man of fine 
talent and extensive reading. He married Martha Scott of 
Woodford County, Ky. She was the daughter of Samuel 
Scott and Martha McCorkle. She died near Columbia, Ky., 
on the waters of Petit's Ford. His wife Martha, and his 
mother, Mary Harman Walker, his father Alexander and his 
sister-in-law Flora, were all buried in Fletcher's graveyard, 
near Russell's Creek, Adair Co., Ky. After the death of his 
wife Martha Scott he married Susan Pope Bell. He was elder 
of the Presbyterian Church at Shilo, McDonough Co., 111. He 
fought in the war of 1812. His daughter Ann G. Randolph, 
says that she, with other children, received a patent of land 
in Nebraska as a pension for her father's service in the War 
of 1812. Their children were: 















Other Families 573 

PINCKNEY Houston Walker'", nine children. 


MARGARET Walker'"; d. young, in Adair 
Co., Ky. 

ALEXANDER Walker"^; d. young in Adair 
Co., Ky. 

MAGDALINE Walker"' ; d. young. 

FLORA Walker'" ; d. young. 

vii. MARTHA Gaither Walker'"; never m. ; d. in 
McDonough Co., 111., Sept. 1838 ; bur. at Walnut 

2015. viii. LUCETTIE Ann Walker'" ; m., 

James Broadus ; no issue. 

2016. ix. KATHERINE WALKER'"; m. 

William Lewis Early; eleven children. 

2017. X. CYNTHIA WALKER'"; m. 

Dr. James M. Randolph; one child, who d. young. 

2018. vii. ELLEN Walker'", b. ; d. Aug. 12, 1898, 

in Brookfield, Mo.; m. 

Charles Allen Gilchrist, b. Feb. 13, 1834, in Vt. 
He was Lieutenant Genl., Spanish American 
War. 8 children. 

2019. xiii. MARY Jane Walker'"; d. when grown at 

Walnut Grove. 111. 

2020. xiv. SUSAN Flora Walker'"; b. June 2, 1837; d. 

July, 1898; m. 1858, 

John Scott, son of John and Rachel (Randolph) 
Scott. Rachel Randolph was a sister of Na- 
thaniel Randolph, whose son, James, m. (1) 
Cynthia and (2) her sister Ann G. Walker. 
Several children; two living in 1900: 


2021. i. ANNETTA Percy Scott^% twin. 

2022. ii. LUCETTA Percy Scott", twin. 

2023. XV. SAMUEL Percy Walker^^ ; never m. 

2024. xvi. ANN Gilmer Walker", b. Aug. 2, 1841; m. 

Sept. 25, 1866, 
Dr. James M. F. Randolph, husband of her sister, 
Cynthia. He was b. Aug. 26, 1818; in Gettys- 
burg, Pa., son of Nathaniel and Ann Eliza (Big- 
ham) Randolph. The name being until about 
three generations ago Fitz Randolph, when the 
Fitz was dropped from the name. Dr. Ran- 
dolph, died Apr. 14, 1876. After her mother's 
death Ann Walker lived several years with her 
mother's sister, Mrs. Rice Maxey (Lucy Pope 
Bell) of Ky. Her home is at Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin. They had 4 children. For further rec- 
ords of the descendants of Alexander Gilmer 
Walker, see "John Walker of Wigton, Scotland" 
by E. S. White. 

(1943) RUTH SCOTT°, dau. of Samuel and Martha 
(McCorkle) Scott; b. Nov. 8, 1797; m. Nov. 18, 1818; 

Samuel Makimson, in Kentucky. Children: 

2025. i. ELIZABETH M. Makimson", b. May 31, 1820 ; 

d. young. 

2026. ii. Makimson" ; d. young. 

2027. iii. MARTHA Jane Makimson", b. Oct. 31, 1824; 

m. Warren Darnell ; she d. 1854, leaving one son, 

1. MILTON Thornton Darnell, a hardware 
Merchant in Danville, Ind. 

2028. iv: JAMES Makimson", b. Dec. 12, 1826; d. 


2029.* V. MARY Ann Makimson", b. Nov. 7, 1828; d. 
1858 ; m. John T. Hillis. 

Other Families 575 

2031.* vii. THOMAS Thornton Makimson"', b. Feb. 9, 
1835; d. Dec. 1898; m. 
Miss Findley of Pennsylvania. 

2032. viii. AMANDA Ruth Makimson'", b. Dec. 7, 1838; 

d. 1866; m. 1860, 
Alexander Rankin, he m. (2) and is living in Kan- 
sas City, Mo. They had one son, 

ERNEST Rankin", druggist of Colorado 

(2031). Thomas Thornton Makimson^", b. Feb. 9, 1835; 
d. Dec. 1898; m. Miss Findley, lived in Kansas City, Kans., 
where he came in 1892. He was formerly a member of the 
Presbyterian church, but joined the Congregational church 
in Kansas City, Kans., and became an active worker in the 
church. He was superintendent in the Sabbath School, and 
at one time was a teacher in the day schools. He was in 
the Civil War. Children: 

2033. i. FRANK Makimson" ; m. had 

i. LISTAH Makimson^-, b. 1887. 

2034. ii. LUCY Makimson" ; m. 

William Rupard. 

2035. iii. PEARL Makimson" ; m. 

J. Newton Johnson, they had: 

i. RUTH Johnson^-, b. June, 1895. 

(2029) Mary Ann Makimson^^ b. Nov. 7, 1828; d. 1858; 
m. John T. Hillis. Children : 

2036. i. THEOPHILUS Hillis" ; was in the Civil War; 

d. in the service. 

2037. ii. MILTON Hillis"; also entered the army and 

died while in the service. 

2038. iii. FANNIE Hillis"; m., living in Montana. 


(1944) NANCY SCOTT% dau. of Samuel and Martha 

(McCorkle) Scott; b. Jan. 15, 1800; d. 1894; m. 

Green Fletcher. 

Children : 

2039. i. LARKIN Fletcher^", m. Miss Barnes. 

2040. ii. JAMES Fletcheri°, m. Nancy . 

2041. iii. WOODSON Green Fletcher^^, m. 

2042. iv. COLUMBUS Fietcher^°, m. Martha Young, 
she d. 1890; he d. while returning from his 
wife's funeral. Martha Young was a sister 
of Augusta ("Gussie") Walker, wife of Cyrus 
Walker. They were the parents of nine 
Children : 

JEFFERSON Fletcher". 

NORA Fletcher". 

LYNN Fletcher". 

NELLIE Fletcher". 

MARY Fletcher". 

AUGUSTA Fletcher". 

GEORGE Fletcher". 

CLINTON Fletcher". 

GEORGINA Fletcher". 

(1945) JANE SCOTT% dau. of Samuel and Martha 
(McCorkle) Scott; b. Nov. 3, 1810; m. Elijah Mahan. 


2052. i. WILLIAM Mahan^«, m. Miranda Grizelle 
Henry ; they moved to Oregon with the Henrys 
in 1852. For their descendants see Miranda 
Grizelle Henry. 




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Other Families 577 

(1946) James Scott'', son of Samuel and Martha (Mc- 
Corkle) Scott, b. May 20, 1803; m. Miss Chiswell. 

(1947) SAMUEL SCOTT^ son of Samuel and Martha 
(McCorkle) Scott, was b. Nov. 23, 1804, in Jessamine Co., 
Kentucky, about fifteen miles from Lexington ; d. at Boons 
Station, 1886. 

"At eighteen years of age he went to VersaJles as an ap- 
prentice to learn the hatters' trade, after three years he 
traveled and worked at the trade in Nashville and Gains- 
borough, Tenn., and finally settled in Glasgow, Kentucky. 
He married in July, 1828, Sarah Wood Duncan, of Glasgow, 
who came from Culpepper Co., Va., with her parents in 
1814; she died when her daughter Louisa was very young. 
Samuel Scott was one of the old land marks; his daughter 
Louisa kept house for him many years at the old homestead 
in Glasgow." 

Children : 

2053. i. MARTHA F. Scott^", b. July 6, 1829. 

2054.* ii. HON. JOHN Scott'«, b. May 6, 1831; m. Ellen 
Jones, a teacher. He was one of the leading 
Democrats in the State of Indiana, and Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court of that state.f 

2055. iii. LOUISA J. Scott'^ b. Jan. 22, 1835 ; after her 
father's death lived with her brother in Grady- 
ville, Adair Co. 

JAMES A. Scott'^ b. July 9, 1839. 

WILLIAM H. Scott^°, b. Sept. 1, 1842. 

THOMAS J. Scott^ b. Oct. 17, 1845. 

SARAH E. Scott^^ b. Sept. 19, 1849. 

(2054) HON. JOHN T. SCOTT, b. May G, 1831 ; m. Ellen 
Jones. Children : 

2060. i. SALLIE Scott'S a teacher in Terre Haute, Ind. 










2061. ii. EUGENIA Scott",. 

2062. iii. GEORGE Addison Scott",. 

2063. iv. CHARLES Scott". 

2064. V. ANNA Gertrude Scott", a teacher. 

fRef . History of Indiana, pp. 245-685, where may be found 
his portrait. 

(1948) MARY ('TOLLY") SCOTT^ dau. of Samuel 
and Martha (McCorkle) Scott; b. May 1, 1807; d. Oct. 6, 
1841 ; m. Mch. 7, 1826, Hugh Kelso Walker, b. Nov. 7, 1799; 
he m. (2) Dec. 8, 1842, Mary Workman, she d. Apr. 30, 
1845. He m. (3) Jan. 13, 1346, Cynthia Blakeman, b. Sept. 
9, 1810; d. Sept. 4, 1877. 

Children : 

2065. i. MARTHA ("Patsy") Ann Walker^ b. Jan. 6, 

1827 ; d. March 13, 1830, in Adair Co., Ky. 

2066. ii. JOSEPH Norman Walker^^ b. Aug. 22, 1828 ; 

m. Elizabeth Onstatt Nov. 18, 1869; four chil- 

2067. iii. SAMUEL Theophilus Walker^°, b. Jan. 30, 

1830; m. Julia Foskett; five children. 

2068. iv. JOHN ("Jack") Walker^", b. Nov. 1, 1831; d. 

May 24, 1860. 

2069. V. ELIZABETH Walker'°, b. Oct. 1, 1833; m. 

John Nathan Murrel, one child. 

2070. vi. SOPHIA Jane Walker^^ b. Dec. 10, 1835; d. 

Jan. 20, 1838. 

2071. vii. HENRY Clay Walker^ b. April 9, 1838; m. 

Oct. 5, 1865, Harriet Dohoney. 

(1949) SARAH ANN SCOTT«, dau. of Samuel and 
Martha (McCorkle) Scott, b. Sept. 3, 1809; m. Matthew 
Mahan at Knobnoster, Mo. He died Dec. 18, 1895. 



Other Families 579 

2072. i. MARY Mahan'°, m. Mr. Young, of Knobnoster, 

Mo. ; have i dau. Nannie Young. 

2073. ii. SAMUEL T. Mahan'^ lives at Lamont, Mo. 

2074. iii. JOHN Mahan'", lives at Knobnoster, Mo. 

(1950) WILLIAM THORNTON SCOTT«, son of Sam- 
uel and Martha (McCorkle) Scott; was born April 3, 1812. 
His mother, Martha (McCorkle) Scott, was a sister of 
Joseph McCorkle. The father died when he was but eight 
years old, but the mother lived to be ninety-five. Many 
times she related to this her youngest child the stories of 
the trials and privations of her early life when her parents 
came as pioneers to Kentucky, and their narrow escape 
from the Indians at Boon Station. She also told him of his 
father's going with the volunteer forces raised to march 
against Ferguson in North Carolina. There is no record 
of Samuel Scotts' service in this battle, but William Thorn- 
ton Scott, who lived to be eighty-three years and ten months 
old (died Feb., 1896), left a written statement of the facts 
in the case, and upon this statement several descendants 
of Samuel Scott have joined the Revolutionary Society of 
this country. William T. Scott was a member of one of 
these and was invited by the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion to attend their meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 7, 1895. 
This meeting was held on North Carolina day of the At- 
lanta Exposition. There were many patriotic speeches, 
one by W. T. Scott, the only surviving son of the nine hun- 
dred patriots of that battle. When the civil war broke out 
he, being too old to go himself, sent three sons to fight for 
the Union. After the close of the war the family moved 
to Holton, Kansas. His daughter, Mrs. Martha A. Hand, 
served several years as State Regent for the Daughters of 
the Revolution in Kansas, She joined this society in recog- 
nition of her grandfather, Samuel Scott's service at King's 
Mountain. W. T. Scott was a member of the Presbyterian 
Church, serving as ruling elder for over fifty years. He 
attended three General Assemblies as delegate, an honor 
conferred on few elders. It was my good fortune to see 


and know this good man. He was an unusually good con- 
versationalist, and being possessed of a remarkable mem- 
ory, could relate many interesting and amusing incidents 
relating to early history of the family. He told of attend- 
ing the wedding of Samuel Scott Walker (my grandfather) 
and Sarah Allen ; "Scott Walker," as he was called, being a 
nephew of T. W. Scott's. He also mentioned the fact that 
his father's family of fifteen children were never at home 
at one time, some of the older ones being married and liv- 
ing in homes of their own before he, the youngest one, 
was born. (E. S. W.) 

Other Families 581 


2075. Joseph Sellers, b. December 16, 1776; d. April 21, 

1842; m. about 1801-2, Mary Johnson, b. Jan- 
uary 3, 1782; d. February 16, 1834. Children: 

2076. i. LOVISA Sellers, b. December 2, 1803 ; d. May 

1, 1839. 

2077. ii. ELIZA Sellers, b. January 25, 1805; d. Oct. 

9, 1877. 

2078. iii. AMANDA Sellers, b. May 8, 1808 ; d. Jan. 31, 


2079. iv. THOMAS J. Sellers, b. August 19, 1810; d. 

May 23, 1887. 

2080. V. JOHN Newton Sellers, b. January 28, 1813 ; d. 

1858, father of Col. Sanford Sellers. 

2081.* vi. SARAH Ann Sellers, b. January 3, 1816; d. 
Aug. 26, 1885; m. William Thornton Scott (No. 

2082. vii. MARY Jane Sellers, b. January 15, 1819; d. 

Dec. 5, 1879. 

2083. viii. JOSEPH Hamilton Sellers, b. May. 10, 1822 ; 

d. Dec. 22, 1883. 

From the Sellers Family Bible, now in possession of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Darnell, of Oklahoma City, Okla.) 

(1950) WILLIAM THORNTON SCOTT% b. April 8, 
1812, in Jessamine Co., Ky. ; d. February 10, 1896, in Hol- 
ton, Kansas ; m. 1834, in Versailles, Ky. 

(2081) Sarah Ann Sellers, b. January 3, 1816; d. Aug- 



ust 26, 1885. They removed in 1836 to Putman Co., Ind., 
and in 1870, to Holton, Kansas, and died there. 
Children : 

2084. i. CAPT JOSEPH Addison Scott^", 18th Bat- 

tery, Ind. Lt. Artillery; b. August 3, 1837; m. 

1st, at Richmond, Ind., 
Emma J. Crocker, they had two children, both d. 

in infancy; m. 2nd. 1871, at Indianapolis, Ind. 
Martha S. Stewart. Children: 

2085. i. FLORENCE Stewart Scott", b. Sept. 21, 

1872, at Holton, Kansas; m. 
Henry W. Dowling, of Indianapolis, Ind. 
Children : 

2086. i. ALEXANDER Scott Dowling^-, b. Sep- 

tember 20, 1903. 

2087. ii. ADDISON McCabe Dowling^^^ b. Aug. 

1, 1905. 

2088. iii. CORNELIA Stewart Dowling^% b. No- 

vember 1, 1908. 

2089. 11. MAYMIE A. Scott", b. February 10, 1875, 

at Holton, Kansas; m. 
Donald R. McLeod. Children: 

2090. i. SCOTT Roydon Macleod^^, b. May 26, 

1894, at San Diego. 

2091. ii. DONALD F. Macleod^=, b. Apr. 15, 

1897, at Holton, Kan. 

2092. iii. EDITH Thornton Scott", b. March 7, 

1878, at Holton, Kansas; m. 
Dr. William Burett Kitchen, of Indianapolis, 
Ind. Children: 

2093. i. JOHN M. Kitchen^^ b. April 15, 1912. 

2094. ii. MARY HAMILTON SCOTT^ b. July 12, 1840, 

at New Maysville, Ind.; d. August 16, 1916, at 

Other Families 583 

Holton, Kansas; m. Sept. 18, 1866, at Bain- 
bridge, Ind. 

CAPT. MOSES MILTON BECK, b. November 22, 
1838, in Wayne Co., Ind.; d. August 16, 1906, in 
Holton, Kansas. His first vote was cast for 
Abraham Lincoln; he enlisted in the 16th In- 
diana Reg. Civil War, and on being mustered 
out a year later, organized the 18th Indiana 
Battery, in which he served until the end of the 
war, part of his detachment aided in the capture 
of Jefferson Davis and his party, and he emerg- 
ed from the Georgia woods to learn that peace 
had been declared three weeks before. 

In the spring of 1869 he removed to Holton, 
Kansas, a town at that time of less than three 
hundred people and no railroads. He was ap- 
pointed postmaster in 1871 and held the office 
seventeen years. 

He took an active interest in the history of 
Eastern Kansas, and as owner and editor of the 
Holton Recorder, won and held the respect of 
all who had the good fortune to know him; he 
published many newspaper articles under the 
non-de-plume of "Adam Croaker." 

Children : 

2095, i. EDWIN Beck'S b. Bainbridge, Ind., June 

9, 1867 ; d. August 15th, 1868. 

2096.* 11. EDWARD Scott Beck", b. Brainbrldge, 

Ind., December 12, 1868. 

2097. 111. MARTHA Milton Beck", b. Holton, Kan- 

sas, August 8, 1870. 

2098. iv. WILLIAM Thornton Beck", b. Holton, 

Kansas, February 14, 1873 ; married Aug. 
29, 1906, Mabel McLaughlin, b. December 
17, 1879. Children: 


2099. i. THOMAS Milton Beckl^ b. July 1, 


2100. ii. WILLIAM Thornton Beck, Jr.^^ b. 

July 28, 1910. 

2101. V. CLARA Mary Beck^\ I). Holton, Kansas, 

August 19, 1876 ; married Nov. 2, 1899 : 
John D. Myers, b. Circleville, Kansas, Jan- 
uary 21, 1871, now living in Kansas City, 
Missouri. Children : 

2102 i. CATHERINE Mary Myers^% b. July 

1, 1900. 

2103. ii. JOHN EDWARD Myers^-, b. April 

14, 1906. 

2104. vi. LILLIAN Sarah Beck^% b. Holton, Kan- 

sas, October 31, 1883 ; married June 1, 1911 
Edwin Lee Holton, b. Scott Co., Ind., Decem- 
ber 15, 1877. Children: 

2105. i. MARY HOLTON^-, b. January 28, 

1913, at Holton, Kansas. 

(2096) EDWARD SCOTT BECK", eldest son of Capt. 
M. M. and Mary Hamilton (Scott) Beck; b. December 12, 
1868, at Bainbridge, Indiana. Is a graduate of the Mich- 
igan University, at Ann Arbor. In 1899 was city editor and 
in 1914 became managing editor of the Chicago Tribune; 
m. September 12, 1896 : 

Cora Francis Reilly, daughter of Dr. Francis Reilly, one 
of the most prominent and successful physicians of Chi- 
cago, and his wife, Alice Kennicott, whose grandfather 
Kennicott, came to Chicago when it was a small hamlet 
scattered over the low marshy ground at the mouth of the 
Chicago River. Mrs. Beck was an only daughter and as 
she grew up developed a taste for literature and a desire 
for education, every opportunity was given her to gratify 
these tastes, after graduating from the splendid schools of 

Other Families 585 

Chicago she took a four year literature course at the Mich- 
igan University, graduating with credit and honor in 1895 ; 
she died October 12, 1899, and is buried in Arlington Cem- 
etery, a lovely country burying ground where the dust of 
five generations of the Kennicott family repose. 
They had one child : 

2106. THOMAS Reilly Beck'-, b. Sept. 29, 1899; d. 
Oct. 5, 1899. 

(2096) Edward Scott Beck, married second : August 2.3, 
1911, Grace Redfield, who was also a granddaughter of 
the first Kennicott settler in Chicago, she had been a teacher 
in the Chicago public schools for several years. 

2107. iii. SAMUEL HOWARD Scotf", was a soldier in 

the civil war ; b. October 6, 1842, in Bainbridge, 
Ind. ; m. in Holton, Kansas : 
Louise B. Jones. Children: 

2108. i. FRANK A. Scott", b. in Holton, Kansas, 

June 15, 1871, d. young. 

2109. ii. JESSE Scott^S b. September 29, 1877; 

married Jay Ellis, of Topeka, Kan. 
Children : 

2110. i. Louise Scott Ellis'-, b. September 29, 


2111. iii. MABEL Scott", b. in Holton, Kan., Sep- 

tember 15, 1880. 

2112. iv. ANNIE Scott", b. in Holton, Kan., Oct. 

14, 1883 ; d. Mar. 3, 1885. 

2113. iv. MARTHA ANN SCOTT^ b. August 8, 1845, 

in Bainbridge, Ind. ; d. Jan. 1, 1912, in Los An- 
geles, Calif. ; m. 1870, in Bainbridge, Ind. 

Martha Ann (Scott) Hand, grew to woman- 
hood during the civil war and for a number of 
years was a teacher in the same schools in which 

586 - SiGGINS AND 

she had received her education ; in 1870 she came 
to Kansas, living for a time in Ottawa where 
her husband was engaged in newspaper work; 
she was a faithful and devoted member of the 
Presbyterian church and an active and efficient 
member of the missionary society of that church, 
and was called upon to fill places of trust in 
the district and state organizations. 

She was the first State Regent of the Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, a woman of 
great refinement and above the average intelli- 
gence; she died in Los Angeles, California, but 
is buried in Holton, Kansas. 

Children : 

2114. i. ELIZABETH Hand", b. August 9, 1871. 

married : 
Dr. Perry L. Jermaine, a graduate of Jeffer- 
son Medical College; d. March.. 1905; one 

2115. ELIZABETH Lee Jermaine^^ ^ 

This family live in Los Angeles, California. 

2116 V. DR. JOHN THOMAS SCOTT^ b. August 8, 
1847, in Bainbridge, Indiana; d. March 1, 3908, 
in Mobile, Alabama; m. 1st, 1868: 
Sara Ann Shackelford ; m. 2nd, Nov. 3, 1875, 
Flora Williams. Children by first marriage: 

2117. i. JEFFERSON Scott", b. March 27, 1870, 

in Holton, d. young. 

2118. ii. FREDERICK Thornton Scott", b. May 

18, 1872, in Holton; married 
Laura Oldham, of Kansas City, Mo. 

Children of Dr. John T. and Flora (Wil- 
liams) Scott: 

2119. iii. SARAH Eva Scott^S b. December 10, 

1878 ; married at Holton, Kansas : 

Other Families 587 

Arlington J. Ash, he died February, 1918. 
Children : 

2120. i. NADIUS Scott Ash'"', b. December 

4, 1900. 

2121. ii. VIRGINIA Arlington Ash'% b. Jan- 

uary 19, 1907. 

2122. iv. DON Wallace Scott", b. November 12, 

1884; m. March 14, 1904, at Holton, Kan. 
Elizabeth McDonald ; one daughter : 

2123. LILLIAN Ruth Scott' ^ b. July 12, 1905 

2124. V. ROSWELL Thomas Scott", b. June 11, 

1891; married January 12, 1912: 
Grace Griffin. Children: 

2125. 1. DON Thomas Scott' =, b. October 10, 


2126. ii. A son^% 

2127. vi. WILLIAM Wallace Scott'", b. April 23, 

1850, in Bainbridge, Indiana; d. Sept. 4, 1879, 
at Holton, Kansas ; m. at Leavenworth, Kansas, 
in 1876: 
Mattie Guion; she m. 2nd, James P. Burrell. 

2128. vii. FRANK Sellers Scott'", b. September 4, 

1857, at Bainbridge, Indiana; m. Noverber 27, 
1884, at Holton, Kansas: 
Minnie Taber; no issue. 


Mrs. Martha A. Scott Hand National No. 6518, 

born in Indiana ; widow of Hiram Hand. 

Descendant of Samuel Scott of North Carolina. 

Daughter of William Thornton Scott and Sarah Ann Sel- 
lers, his wife. 

Grand dau. of Samuel Scott and Martha McCorkle, his 


Samuel Scott was thirteen when the war began, but he 
took part in the battle of King's Mountain. His brothers, 
Thomas and William, also served in the militia. 

(D. A. R. Lineage Book, Vol. II, p. 176.) 

Mrs. Mary Hamilton Beck. National No. 8402, born 

in Indiana ; wife of M. M. Beck. 

Descendant of Samuel Scott of North Carolina. Daughter 
of Wm. T. Scott and Sarah Ann Sellers, his wife. 

Grand daughter of Samuel Scott and Martha McCorkle, his 

Samuel Scott was at the battle of King's Mountain as 
were his brothers, William and Thomas. 

(D. A. R. Lineage Book, Vol IX, p. 152.) 

Esther Kavanaugh Nell— National No. 98615, wife of 
Charles Julian Marshall Mitchell, Descendant of Samuel 
Scott and Martha McCorkle. 

Other Families 589 


2129. JOHN NELL, the immigrant ancestor, tradition 
says, came from Germany at an early age and 
settled in Pennsylvania, the records of Paxton 
township, Lancaster Co., Pa., show: in 1773, one 
"John Nell Acres 100; Horses 1; Cattle 5; 
Servants 1 ; Tax 7.0." (Penn Archives, 3d se- 
ries, Vols. 9, p. 26, 17. p. 380). He served in the 
Revolutionary War, died in Metcalf Co., Ky., 

agd. 94. He married Catlin, sister 

of Dora Catlin. The Catlins came from Ireland. 

2130.* i. DORA NelP; m., 

Jennie Harvey, in Adair Co., Ky. 

2131.* ii. GEORGE Nell-, m., 
Sallie Polly; he m. 2d., 
Martha ('Tatsey") Thurmond. 

2132.* iii. PHILIP Nell-; m. 1st., unknown, 2nd., 
Nancy Isaacs. 

2133.*iv. JAMES NelP, m., 
Nancy Thurmond. 

2134. V. ELIZABETH NelF, m. 

James Harvey, moved to 111. or Ind. 

2135.* vi. MARGARET Nells-, m., 
James Edwards. 

2135a. MARY Nell^ d. unm. 

(2130). DORA NELLS married Jennie Harvey, and 
lived in Adair Co., Ky. Children : 

2136.* i. GEORGE NelP, m. 

Rachel Turner, of Adair Co., Ky. 


2137. ii. OLIVER NelP, m. 

Mitchell, had one son Dora, d. young. 

2138.* iii. JAMES NeUS m. 

CATHERINE Townsend, of Milltown, Ky. 

2139. iv. CHARLOTTE NelP, m., 

Jackson Patterson, no issue. He d. in Ky., and 
she in Texas. They reared: John Killman of 
Honey Grove, Texas. 

2140.* V. SALLIE NelP, m., 

Washington Breeding, of Adair Co., Ky. 

2141. vi. ELIZABETH NelP and two other daughters 

and a son Jack, d. young. 

(2136) GEORGE NELL^ married Rachel Turner, and 
li^ed in Adair Co., Ky., she married 2d. George Nell (No. 
2210) as his 2d wife. Children: 

2142. i. HENRY NelP, m., no issue; d. in Texas in 


2143. ii. ALVIN NelP, m. 

Dora Huntsinger, they have one son, 

LOUIS NelP, b. in Bosworth, Missouri. 

2144. iii. JOHN NelP, married ; d. before 1918. 

2145. iv. MARY NelP, m.. 

Dr. C. M. Russell, of Columbia, Ky., she d. before 
1918 ;one daughter: 

REGINA RusselP, m., 

Ward Denton, of Somerset, Ky. 

(2138) JAMES NELL^ married Catherine Townsend. 

2146. i. GEORGE Henry NelP, m., 

Maggie Yates, of Gradyville, Ky. Their four 
Children were: Guy, Creel, Catherine, and 

Other Families 591 

2147. ii. SALLIE Nell\ m., 

Hezekiah Pickett; lives (1918) in Texas. 

iii. ANNIE Nell\ d. unm. 

iv. JOHN W. Nell% d. unm. 

V. JUDGE Nell', married and died before 1918. 

2147a.*GUY Nell, m. 

Mable Adkins, and had one child named Guy. 

2147b. CREEL Nell, m., 

Earnest Harris; one child. 

(2140) Sallie Nell\ married 

Washington Breeding. Children: 

2148. i. CASSIUS Breeding% m., 

Ann Elizabeth Orr, they had an only son Guy 
Breeding-', who m., Miss Dehoney, they live in 
Cane Valley Ky. 

2149. ii. FINNIS Breeding^ m., 

Lockie Jones, their children were: Clyde and Lo- 
ra Breeding, they live in Glasgow, Ky. 

2150. iii. CHARLIE Breeding% lives in Oklahoma City, 

Okla. Children were: Hulda and Porter. 

2151. iv. HULDA Jane Breeding*, m., July 8, 1875 ; 

Dr. H. L. Cartwright, and had: 

2151a. i. ESTELLA Cartwright-', m.. 

Dr. G. 0. Doggett, of Charlott, N. C, she is a 
member of the D. A. R. 

2151b. ii. MASON Breeding Cartwright^ 

2151. V. PORTER Breeding*, d. unm. 

(2131) GEORGE NELL% "served as a private in Capt. 
John W. Shirley's Company of Infantry 7th (Barbees) Ken- 
tucky Militia, War 1812; Enlisted August 23, 1812, dis- 
charged March 23, 1813 ; he was a member of the Metho- 
dist Church and lived on a farm in Adair County, Ky., he 
married, 1st., 


Sallie Polly; m. 2nd., Martha ("Patsey") Thurmond. 

Children : first maiTiage : 

2152.* i. MARY NelP, m. J. W. Flowers. 

2153.* ii. NANCY NelP, m. James Fletcher. 

2154. iii. SARAH NelP, m., 

Henry Farlee; their children are: George, Bet- 
ty, Curtis, Winfield, William, Clay, James and 
Martha, all married. 

2155.* iv. MARTHA Nell', m. Benjamin Pollard. 

2156. V. ELIZABETH XelP, m. 1st: 

Benjamin Malone, and had one son: Benjamin ■ 

Malone, Jr.; m. 2nd: 
Hessenflow, who was killed in the civU 

war, left several sons; m. 3d., 

Children second marriage: 

2157.* vi. JAMES NelP, m., 

Lucettie Edwards, dau of John and Keziah ( ) 

2158.* vii. TIMOTHY F. NelP, m., 
Polly Catherine Hindman. 

2159.* viii. EDWARD M. NelP, m. twice. 

2160. ix. HENRY NelP, not m., was killed by lightning 

in Johnson Co., Mo. 

2161. X. HARRIET NelP, d. young. 

(2152) Mary Nell\ b. May 24, 1822; m. February 16, 
J. W. Flowers. Children: 

2162. i. SALLIE Hudson FlowersS b. December 8, 

1840; m. 1st, Thomas Wright, and had one 

Other Families 593 

CRITAN Wright'-. 

m. 2nd, John Henry Anderson, and had one 

EMMA Anderson. 

2163. ii. JURIAH Lee Flowers', b. May 13, 1843; d. in 

1863; m. George Sharp, and had one child who 
died in infancy. 

2164. iii. NANCY Jane Flowers', b. September 6. 1845; 

d. in 1878, in Iowa ; m. John Eskew, and had 
one daughter: 

MARY Eskew; who m. Snow; 

they live in Iowa. 

2165. iv. ADALINE Allen Flowers\ b. April 15, 1847; 

m. Richard Venable, in Iowa; they had six chil- 
dren; two of their sons are living. 

2166. V. WILLIAM Porter Flowers% b. January 31, 

1850; lives in Columbia, Ky. ; m. Diddle Bragg; 
no children. 

2167. vi. MARTHA Ann Flowers% b. February 14, 

1852; m. Richard Downs, in Nebraska; and had 
three children: Nellie; not-m, ; James, m. and 
lives in California; has three children; Edna, m. 
B. W. Dixon; and had two children: Harry and 
Mildred Dixon. 

2168.6 vii. GEORGE Thomas Flowers^ b. August 31, 
1854; m. Nancy Harden Harvey, January 25, 
1876; she d. Aug. 12, 1905. 

2169.* viii. HENRY Columbus Flowers', b. May 18, 1857 ; 
m. Marcella Wilcoxson. 

son of Green and Nancy (Scott) Fletcher. 

(1944) Nancy Scott, was a daughter of: 



(2155) Martha Nell', married Benjamin Pollard. 

2170. i. HARRIET Pollard*, m. Page. 

2171. ii. WILLIAM Pollard*, m. and d. in Texas, left 

several children. 

2172. iii. MARY Pollard*, m. Butler, in Green 

Co., Ky., d. a few years later, leaving several 
small children. 

2173. iv. MARTHA Pollard*, d. young. 

2174. v. GEORGE Pollard*, m. Thomas, lives in 

Missouri; has several children. 

2175. vi. VICTORIA Pollard*, m. — Butler, no 


2176. vii. SELDEN Pollard*, d. in early manhood. 

2177. viii. FANNIE Pollard*, m. Robinson; live 

in Adair Co., Ky. 

2178. ix. MINNIE Pollard*, m. John Morrison; they 

live in Columbia, Ky., and have several children. 

(2157) .James NelP ; m. Lucettie Edwards ; b. abt. 1847. 
He served in the Civil War. Was a physician iiT Gradyville, 
Ky. Children : 

2157-a i. LAWRENCE*; m. Lula Yates, of Gradyville, 
Ky., and had 5 ch., all of whom were drowned in 

the flood of except one daughter, 

CHRISTINE NelP, living in Gradyville, 
had one child: 

LAWRENCE Nell, Jr.\ 
LAWRENCE Nell*, is a celebrated physician, was 
State Senator of Ky. 

2157-b ii. HALLIE Nell*; d. unm. 

Other Families 595 

2157-c iii. HATTIE NeW ; d. young. 

2157-d. iv. ALICE Nell'; m. 1st Charles Harris, cf Delta 
Co., Texas, had: 

i. LILLIE Harris^ 

ii. ODUS Harris^ 

iii. RALPH Karris'. 

Alice Nells m. 2d Asa Brewer, no children. 

2157-e V. LIZZIE Mollie Nell* ; m. Zed Aiken, of Okla- 
homa, and had: 

i. PAUL Aiken^ 

ii. MARY Aiken\ 

iii. IRENE Aiken^ 

iv. BERTHA Aiken-'. 

V. CLIFFORD Aiken=. 

vi. LULA Nell Aiken\ 

2157-f vi. GEORGE Elbert Nell*, married Ella Rose; 
served 3 years in Spanish war, is now (1918) 
in the dry goods business in Gradyville, Ky. 

i. WALLACE NelF, d. young. 

ii. CARL Nell=. 

iii. WILLIAM Lyle Nell^ 

vi. FRANK NelP. 

2157-g vii. IRENE Nell*, married J. H. Gist, of Texas 
and had: 

i. TRENTON Gist=. 

ii. WILLIE Gist=. 

iii. MARY Gist. 


iv. RAYMOND Gist^ died after the death 
of his father. 

2157-h viii. EUGENE NelP, m. Catherine Beauchamp. 

He is now (1918) dry goods merchant in Gra- 

dyville, Ky., and had children: 

i. MARY NelP. 

ii. WOODSON NelP. 
(2158) TIMOTHY NELL^ b. April 5, 1844, in Adair 
Co., Ky. ; m. January 16, 1873, Polly Catherine Hindman, 
b. February 15, 1849. September 23, 1861, at the age of 
17, he enlisted at Columbia, Ky., in Company B., 13th Ky. 
Volunteer Infantry, U. S. A. The regimental officers were : 
Col. E. H. Hobson ; Carlisle, Lt. Col. ; Wm. E. Hob- 
son, Major; Wm. Stuart, Sergt, Major; Dr. Thomas Moore, 
1st Surgeon; Dr. Hughes, Captain; Nathan Butler, 1st 
Lieut; J. R. Hindman, 2nd Lieut. He served until Jan- 
uary 12, 1865, when he was honorably discharged at 
Louisville, Ky. He was wounded in battle at Reseca, Geor- 
gia. He was a devout member of the Methodist Church. 
In June, 1893, removed to Somerset, Ky., where he engaged 
in the milling and machinery business, and where he died 
June 9, 1911. They had one daughter: 

2179. ESTHER KAVANAUGH NELL% b. August 11, 

1888, in Campbells ville, Kentucky. She studied 
music at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 
completing courses for both Violin and Piano, 
and taught music in colleges and private classes 
for a number of years. She is a member of the 
Bryant Station Chapter, D. A. R., of Lexing- 
ton, Ky. National No. 98615, being a descend- 
ant of (1934) SAMUEL SCOTT, a Revolution- 
ary Soldier. She married, August 14, 1914, in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, Charles Julian Marshall Mit- 
chell, b. August 22, 1876, in Louisville, Ken- 
tucky. Mr. Mitchell is a talented artist and at 
present engaged in the advertising business in 
Kansas City, Mo. He is descended from the 
Marshall family, his lineage being: 

Other Families 597 

i. John and Elizabeth (Markham) Marshall. 

ii. Col. Thomas and Mary Randolph (Keith) Marshall. 

iii. Alexander Keith and Mary (McDowell) Marshall. 

iv. James Keith and Catherine (Hickman) Marshall. 

V. Charles W. and Mary McDowell (Marshall) Mitch- 

vi. Charles Julian Marshall Mitchell. 

(2159). Edward M. Nell\ m. 1st, Matilda Staples, of Co- 
lumbia, Ky. Children: 

2180. i. LIDA NelP, m. Robert Moss; their children 

are: Edmond and Ophie Moss. 

2181. ii. LULA Nell% m. Milton Martin; they live in 

Tullahoma, Tenn ; no children. 

2182. iii. HATTIE Nell*, m. James Eubanks, of Co- 

lumbia, Ky. ; their children are: Martin, who d. 
in infancy, and James Gilliam Eubanks. 

2183. iv. LANY NelP, m. George Staples, of Columbia, 

Ky. ; they have one son: George Staples. 

(2159). EDWARD M. Nell% m. 2d, Amanda Winston 
Kinnaird, who d. in 1915. Children: 

2184. V. MARVIN Nell*, m. James Samuel Darnell, of 

Frankfort, Ky. ; their children are : James Sam- 
uel, Jr., and Dorothy Winston Darnell. 

2185. vi. GILLIAN Nell*. 

2186. vii. PEARLE Nell*. 

2187. viii. LILLIAN Nell*, m. Warren Stone, of Litch- 

field, Ky. 

2188. ix. MARY Nell*. 

2189. X. ANN Nell*, FAIRY Orlena* and GEORGE* 

who d. in infancy. 



(2168). George Thomas Flowers*, m. Nancy Harden 
Harvey. Children : 

2190. i. GEORGE Thomas Flowers^ b. November 18, 
1876; m. June 19, 1906; Willa Pierce Eades, b. 
December 14, 1877; he was a soldier in the 
Spanish-American War; and elected sheriff of 
Wayne Co., Ky., in November, 1917. Children: 

2191 RUPERT Ryan Flowers% b. April 25, 1907. 

2192. LUCILE Eades Flowers', b. February 3, 

2193. NANCY Elizabeth Flowers' b. November 
5, 1911. 

2194. WILLIA Thomas Flowers', b. March 14, 

2195. ii. LYDUS Givenier Flowers', b. March 11, 

1878 ; m. May 22, 1898, C. 0. Moss, cashier of 
the Grady ville State Bank, of Gradyville, Ky.; 
and had: Mary Hardin Moss, d. in infancy; 
James Alfred, b. August 30, 1912; and Harriet 
Livingston Moss, b. October 14, 1917. 

2195a. iii. JAMES Garfield Flowers', b. December 27, 
1879 ; is a traveling salesman in Texas. 

2196. iv. MOLLIE Ryan Flowers^ b. 1890; graduated 

at the Logan Female College at Russelville, Ky., 
in 1912, with high honors. 

2197. V. PORTER Lee Powers', b. June 30, 1893; is 

now serving in the Aviation Corps, U. S. A. 

(2159). Dr. Edward M. NelP, was born near Grady- 
ville, Ky., December 15, 1847; d. at Frankfort, Ky., August 
23, 1896; he was 16 years of age when the Civil War com- 
menced and ran away from home to enlist in the Union 
Army; he was wounded while in service; after the close 
of the war he became a physician; he served several terms 

Other Families 599 

in the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, and 
as presidential elector; he was a devoted member of the 
Methodist Church. 

(2132). Philip Nell-, m. 2d, Nancy Isaacs, and had 
one son: 

OTHA Nell\ who served in the Mexican War; 
he married and lived at Rowletts Station, Hart 
Co., Ky. 

(2133). James NelF, m. Nancy Thurmond. Children: 

2198. i. FELIX G. Nell', b. 1832; not-m. d. ; 1853, in 

St. Louis. 

2199. ii. JOHN Nell\ b. 1834; m. Elizabeth Mathews, 

in Taylor Co., Ky. ; they had one son : 

WILLIAM Nell*, who was killed in a Texas 

2200. iii. FRANK Nell\ b. 1838; m. Betsy Ann Turk; 

he was with Morgan during the Civil War. 
Their children were : Frank Jr., Bob., and Ann, 
who m. Marks, of Springfield, Ky. 

2201* iv. GEORGE NelP b. 1840; m. 1st, Malinda Mc- 

2202.* V. ANN Eliza NelP, b. 1837; m. W. Mosby. 

2203. vi. SUSAN NelP, b. 1842; m. W. Hatcher, of 

Pearle, til., and had: Charles and Fannie 

2204. vii. CHESNEY NelP, b. 1845; m. Sallie Roberts; 

no issue. 

2205. viii. CHARLES NelP, b. 1852; n-m.; lives at 

Beardstown, 111. 

2206. ix. EMILY Nell\ b. 1855 ; d. young. 


2207. X. WILLIAM NelP, b. 1858 ; m. and had one son, 

Elmer, who d. young. 

2208. xi. JAMES B. NelP, b. 1847; m. Sallie Crabtree, 

and had: Elmer*, m. — Leonard; 

lived at White Hall, 111. ; and Belle*, who m. John 
Little, and had : Sallie Little% and two sons. 

2209. xii. AMANDA Ellen NelP, b. 1850 ; m. 1st, James 

McGinnis, and had a son: Felix McGinnis*, m. 
and had a large family; lived at Pearle, Pike 
Co., 111.; she m. 2d, Alexander Ferguson, and 
lived in Strout, 111. 

2210. xiii. THOMAS NelP, b. 1856; m. and had 7 or 8 


(2201). George NelP, b. abt. 1815; married 1st, Malinda 
McGinnis; m. 2d, Rachel (Turner) Nell, widow of his 
cousin George Nell, No. 2136. 

Children of George NelP and Malinda McGinnis: 

2201-a i. CORDELIA NelP, m. Joseph Rosenfield of Co- 
lumbia, Ky.; and had children: 

2201-b i. GEORGE Nell Rosenfield% m. Frances 

Cox, of Smith's Grove, Ky. 

2201-c ii. LINA Rosenfield% m. C. M. Bamett, of 

Evansville, 111. 

2201-d iii. MADGE Rosenfield^ 

2201 -e IV. JOE Morris Rosenfield^, medical surgeon 

in the war (1918). 

2201-f V. GARY Rosenfield. 

(2202). Ann Eliza Nell% b. 1837; married W. Mosby. 

2211. i. MOLLIE Mosby*, m. William Breeding, and 

had: Beauford, Eula, Hattie, Ann and a son. 

Other Families 601 

2212. ii. GEORGE Alfred Mosby', m. a Garmon, and 

had a son, Lee Mosby. 

2213. iii. SARA Mosby\ m. Joseph Shivers, and had: 

Ethel Shivers'", who m. Robert Royce. 

2214. iv. ANN Mosby', m. Joseph Strange, of Glenn- 

ville, Ky., and had one son. 

2215. V, LAURA Mosby*, m. a Garmon, they live in 


2216. vi. CATHERIN Mosby% m. Robert Breeding, and 

had: Mina and Corbet, who m. and had: 
Mabel, Laura and Raymond. 

2217. vii. JOHN MosbyS m. a Hurt, they lived at Cum- 

berland, Ky. 

JAMES T. EDWARDS-, m. Margaret Nell (No. 2135). 
He was killed during Civil War. Children : 

*i. JOHN Edwards, m. Keziah Flowers, he taught 
school for many years. 

ii. ELIZABETH Edwards; d. young. 

iii. FRANK Edwards; d. young. 

iv. ANDREW Edwards, d. unm; taught school for a 
number of years. 

*v. WILLIAM Edwards, m. Sophia Patterson. 
Children of John and Keziah (Flowers ) Edwards. 

i. LUCETTIE Edwards, b. abt. 1847; m. Dr. James 
Nell No. 2157. 

ii. ELIZABETH Edwards, m. Harvey Cobb; they live 
in Ladonia, Texas ; have children : 

i. HERCHEL Cobb. 

ii. ELBERT Cobb. 

iii. ANNIE Cobb. 


iv. ROSY Cobb. 

V. DAISEY, twin of Rosy. 

vi. CORINE Cobb. 

iii. JURIAH Edwards, m. Tyra Garrard, and have one 
child : 

i. GLENN Garrard. 

iv. WILLIAM F. Edwards, m. Mattie , 

and had 

i. HELEN Edwards. 

ii. GEORGIA Edwards. 

iii. WILLIE Edwards. 

iv. ETNA Edwards. 

V. SAMUEL H. Edwards, m. Annie Miller; they 
had children: 

i. GUY Edwards. 

ii. Joseph Edwards. 

iii. SAMUEL Hallie Edwards, in the war with 
Germany ; d. in the South. 

iv. ALLEN Edwards, d. young. 

V. DORA Edwards. 

vi. D. C. Edwards. 

vi. JOHN A. Edwards ( ), m. Olive Smithson; live 
in Oklahoma. 

i. MAGGIE Edwards, m. Huston Wynn, and has 

i. LILLIE Wynn. 

ii. ETHYL Wynn. 

iii. WALTER Wynn. 

iv. SAMUEL Wynn. 

Other Families 603 

vii. GEORGE Edwards ( ), m. Mary Hensley, lives in 
Oklahoma; has several children. 

viii. KATHERINE Edwards, ( ) m. William Wynn, 
live in Oklahoma, have several children. 

ix. JOSEPH Edwards ( ), m. Norah . He 

is now (1918) state treasurer of the state of 
Texas, and lives in Austin. They have one 
child : 

i. HAZEL Edwards. 

WILLIAM EDWARDS, son of James and Margaret 

(Nell) Edwards; m. Sophia Patterson. Children: 

i. SALLIE Margaret Edwards, m. Gib- 
son; had 2 sons. 

ii. TIMOTHY Edwards, m. Cytha Carter, and have 
several children. 

iii. JOHN Edwards, m. Dorsey; have two 

children, a son and dau. 

iv. ELIZABETH Edwards, m. Taylor. 

V. MATTIE Edwards, m. Bennet, and 

have children. 

vii. JANE Edwards, m. . 



(2009). LOUISA CAROLINE WALKERS", dau. of Jo- 
seph Gilmer and Martha (Scott) Walker; b. Jan. 15, 1817, 
in Columbia, Adair Co., Ky. married as second wife: 

EPHRAIM BANNING, (son of John and Elizabeth 
(Black) Banning, son of Benoni Banning of Talbot Co., 
Md.), and had nine children; lived in McDonough County, 
111., for nearly twenty years ; later going to Douglas County, 
Kan., where his home was the meeting place of the "Free 
Soilers" during the border warfare. There the papers 
were drawn up that later admitted Kansas as a 'Tree 
State", but after a year or so there, again removing to 
Brookfield, Mo., where they remained and died; she Aug. 
10, 1887, and he Nov. 8,^1878. Children: 

2218. i. JOSEPH Gilmer Banning", b. May 12, 1842; 
m. Nov. 3, 1870, Letitia Ann Miller, in Linn Co., 
Mo. ; he d. May 9, 1908 ; he was in the Civil War. 
Children : 

EPHRAIM Pinkney Banning^=. 

MARGARET Ellen Banning^-, 

LETITIA Louise Banning^-. 

THOMAS Gilmer Banning^^ 

CAROLINE Agness Banning^-. 

PINKNEY Asa Banning", b. July 22, 1845, 
in McDonough Co., 111.; enlisted in the Twelfth 
Mo. Vol. Cav. ; wounded at the battle of Nash- 
ville; d. Jan. 27, 1865; unmarried. 

2225. iii. ELIZABETH Mary Banning", b. Jan. 31, 
1847; d. June 17, 1902; in Harrisonville, Mo.; 





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2224. ii. 


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m. Sept. 1881, in Brookfield, Mo., Charles Ver- 
trees, of Walnut Grove Township, McDonough 
Co., 111., children: Edwin Alfred, and Earnest; 
both d. young. 

2226. iv. EPHRAIM Banning, Jr.", born July 21, 1849, 
in McDonough Co., 111. ; m. Lucretia Thalia Lind- 
sey dau. of Thales Lindsey, and Caroline Lu- 
cretia Pierson, of LeRoy, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1878, in 
Onarga, III.; had 3 children; she d. Feb. 5, 
1887, in Chicago. He m. Sept. 5, 1887, Emily 
Bartlett Jennie of Elgin, 111. ; no children. He d. 
Dec. 2, 1907. Children: 

2227.* i. PIERSON Worrall Banning' =, b. Sept. 13, 


2228. ii. WALKER Banning'-, b. Feb. 9, 1882. 

2229. ii. EPHRAIM Banning'^ b. Aug. 7, 1885. 

2230. V. THOMAS Allen Banning'', b. Jan. 16, 1851, in 

McD. Co., ni.; m. Dec. 21, 1875, in Highland, 
Kansas, Sarah Jane Hubbard, of Bowling Green, 
Ky. Children : 

2231. i. SAMUEL Walker Banning'% b. Nov. 16, 


2232. ii. EDITH Banning'^, b. Jan. 11, 1882. 

2233. iii. HELEN Ruth Banning'% b. Dec. 16, 

1883; d. Oct. 1. 

2234. iv. THOMAS Allen Banning'% b. Apr. 12, 


2235. V. SARAH Louise Banning'^, b. June 25, 


2236. vi. DOROTHEA Banning'^, b. Aug. 11, 1894. 

2237. vii. ESTHER Banning'% 
















2238. vi. CYRUS Walker Banning", b. Jan. 4, 1853, in 
McD. Co., 111. ; m. Apr. 18, 1878, in Wayne Co., 
la., Nancy Ellen Miller; had seven children; 
lived in Seymour, la., till 1911; when he re- 
moved to Milf ord, Utah. Children : 

BERTHA Lucile Banning^-. 

JENNIE Malvern Banning^-. 


ALMA Louise Banning^-. 

Cyrus Walker Banning^-. 

HUBERT Charles Banning^^ 

ASHLEY Banning^% 

2246. vii.. HUBERT Ashley Banning", b. June 7, 1855, 

in Douglas Co., Kansas; m. Nov. 23, 1881, in 
New York City, Viola H. Suydam. One son: 

2247. HUBERT Temple Banning". 

2248. viii. CYNTHIA Ellen Banning", b. Mch. 6, 1858, in 

Douglas Co. Ks.; m. Nov. 16, 1882, Hiram Al- 
manson Smith, of Chicago, 111. Children: 

CYNTHIA Ellen Smith^^ 

ALICE Marion Smith^^ 

HIRAM Almanson Smith^-. 

MARTHA Bell Banning", b. June 12, 1860, in 
Pettis Co., Mo. ; m. Sept. 6, 1887, in Chicago, 111., 
George Augustus Lawton, of Green Bay, Wis. 
Children : 





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SOPHIE Louise Lawton^-. 


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HELEN Margaret Lawton^^ 


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GRACE Lawton^^ 

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V. '", twin boys. 

2256. vi. GEORGE Augustus Lawton'-. 

2257. vii. WILLIAM Ephraim Lawton'% 

2258. viii. WALTER Banning Lawton^^ 

2259. ix. RUTH Lawton". 

(2227). PIERSON WORRELL BANNING, was born 
September 13, 1879 in Chicago, 111; after completing the 
public school course in that city, he attended the Lawrence- 
ville, N. J. school for boys ; he completed his academic work 
at Lake Forest Academy ; selecting law as his profession he 
attended the Chicago-Kent Law School. 

His experiences have been varied, as a construction en- 
gineer he has built office buildings in Chicago, construction 
for the I. & R. R. Railway Co. ; while in South America he 
represented the N. N. A. Insurance Company. 

He has edited various publications and in his editorial 
work he has devoted much time to publicity and efficiency, 
has prepared statistical reports on costs of field crops and 
agricultural work in the central west ; as a publicist he con- 
ducted the major part of the Social Survey of the City of 
Los Angeles. 

He has created an interest in genealogy and family his- 
tory, and has charge of the historical and genealogical li- 
brary in Los Angeles, which under his management has in- 
creased its collection over 200 per cent. 

Mr. Banning married May 16, 1913, in Los Angeles, Miss 
Lila Banning Watkins, daughter of Frank William and 
Mary Blackstone (Banning) Watkins, of Springfield, 



JOHN Walker', of Wigton, Scotland, married, Jane Mc- 
Knight ; 
their son 

JOHN Walker-, the emigrant to Virginia, married, Kather- 
ine Rutherford, dau. of John and Isabella (Aillein) 
Rutherford, and grand-daughter of Rev. Joseph Al- 
lein, author of "Allein's Alarm" ; 
their son 

ALEXANDER Walker^ b. May 19, 1716, at Newry, Ireland ; 
d. in Rockbridge Co., Va., abt. 1784-5; m. in Virginia, 
Jan. 8, 1747, Jane Hammer (or Hummer), who d. in 
Woodford Co., Ky., in 1798. He was present at the or- 
dination of Rev. Samuel Cummings, April 17, 1766. 
Served in the Colonial-Indian and Revolutionary wars. 
(Ref. Va. Hist. Magazine, Vol-VIII, pp.-278-9. 2nd Se- 
ries, Pa., Archives. Vol. XIV.) 
their son 

ALEXANDER WalkerS b. July 12, 1765, in Rockbridge 
Co., Va.; d. near Columbia, Ky., July 25, 1824; m. 
March 22, 1790, Stauton, Va., Mary Magdaline Har- 
mon; b. June 13, 1769, in Chester Co., Pa., dau. of 
Abraham and Nancy (Bateman, b. 1735; d. 1778) Har- 
mon, grand-daughter of Adam Harmon, b. 1688, in 
Wales: came to America and settled in Chester Co., 
Pa., where he d. abt. 1750; 
their son 

JOSEPH Gilmer Walker\ b. June 17, 1793 ; in Rockbridge 
Co., Va. ; d. October 12, 1841, at Macomb, 111. ; he was a 
soldier in the War of 1812; m. in Jasamine Co., Ky., 
abt. 1816, Martha "Patsey" Scott, b. November 17, 
1795; dau. of Samuel and Martha (McCorkle) Scott, 

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grand-daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ruth) Mc- 
Corkle ; she d. September 16, 1826, near Columbia, 
Adair Co., Ky. ; 
their daughter 

LOUISA Caroline Walker", b. January 15, 1817, in Adair 
Co., Ky. ; d. August 10, 1887, at Brookfield, Mo.; m. in 
McDonough Co., Ill, May 12, 1842, Ephraim Banning, 
b. July 21, 1811, in Rockbridge Co., Va. ; d. November 
8, 1878, at Brookfield, Mo.; 
their son 

EPHRAIM Banning, Jr.% b. July 21, 1849, in McDonough 
Co., 111.; d. December 2, 1907, in Chicago, 111.; m. at 
Onaga 111., October 22, 1878 ; (Mr. Banning was a suc- 
cessful lawyer in Chicago) Lucretia Thalia Lindsley, 
b. June 5, 1853, at Medina, N. Y. ; d. February 5, 1887, 
in Chicago, 111. (She was a dau. of Thales and Caro- 
line Lucretia (Pierson) Lindsley) ; 
their son 

PIERSON WORRALL BANNING^ b. September 13, 1879, 
in Chicago; m. May 16, 1913, in Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia, Lila Banning Watkins, dau. of Frank Wilson 
and Mary Blackstone (Banning) Watkins, of Spring- 
field, Mass. 



WASHINGTON COUNTY, (South West Virginia) 
Revolutionary Soldiers from, History of 
South West Virginia, 1746-1786. by, Lewis 
Preston Summers. 

p.864— Archibald Scott, at Kings Mountain. 
Alexander Scott, at Kings Mountain. 
Robert Scott, at Kings Mountain. 
Samuel Scott, at Kings Mountain. 
Walter Scott, at Kings Mountain. 
William Scott, at Kings Mountain. 
Thomas Scott, at Kings Mountain. 

p_863— John Scott, Captain Rowland Madison's Company; 
d. in service. > ^ 

p.863 — Lt. Joseph Scott, Sr. King's Mountain. 
Joseph Scott, King's Mountain. 

p_864— William Walker. 

p.865 — Capt. James Scott, in War of 1812. 

p.866— Lt. James Scott, in War of 1812. 
Lt. Charles Scott, in War of 1812. 

Military Record. 

Roll of the Third Company ; New Pennsylvania Eleventh ; 
Capt. George Bush. 
Lieut. William Lemon. 

Private John Scott, March 26, 1777; died in Harrison 
Co.. Ky. - . , ;;5^. 

March 3, 1827 aged seventy-six. 

(Pa. Ar. 2nd S. Vol. XI, p. 58.) 

"General Charles Scott, a soldier in the French and In- 
dian Wars and also in the Revolution, afterward governor 

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of Kentucky, was a nephew of Judith Scott, who married 
Peter Ware ; his will recorded in March 1742, at Gooch- 
land Court House, mentions his "loving wife Judith" and 
their six children ; she married second Col. Samuel Jordon, 
February 29, 1745. 

The Scott family was a promiiient one among the early 
settlers of old Goochland. They intermarried with Hugue- 

(Cabells and their Kin; p.-144-5.) 

"General Charles Scott, the fourth governor of Kentucky, 
was born in Cumberland County; he was elected in 1808, 
defeating the gallant Colonel John Allen, who fell at the 
battle of the river Raisin. He was a man of limited edu- 
cation, and somewhat unpolished in manners, but of strong 
ability; he d. about 1820, having reached a very advanced 
age; married Judith (Bell) Gist, widow, of Col. Gist, a Revo- 
lutionary officer; dau. of David Bell, (who came from Scot- 
land) and his wife Judith Gary, dau. of Henry Gary. 

(Illusf Centenial Record of Ky., 1792-1892-p.-15; 
and Paxtons Marshall Family.) 

"Colonel John Allen, mentioned above, married Jane 
Logan, (dau. of Gen. Ben Logan.) their dau. Eliza Sarah 
Allen, m. Pierce Butler, son of Capt. Pierce Butler and Mil- 
dred Hawkins, his wife; their dau. Ann Eliza Butler, b. July 
20, 1840; m. April 26, 1860, Col. T. M. Green; he m. 2d, 
Pattie E. Craig, b. April 7, 1839." 

(Paxtons Marshall Family.) 


ABRAHAM SCOTT, of West Nottingham, Pa., d. 1749, 
leaving sons Abraham, Hugh, Josiah, Samuel and Thomas. 

THOMAS SCOTT, d. 1757, leaving children, Philip, 
Thomas, Rebecca, who m. Charles Ramsey in 1776, and 
perhaps others. James Scott, a son or grandson of Thomas, 


lived on the east side of Big Elk, at what is known as 
Tweedville. He was killed by the fall of a tree in 1812, 
leaving three or four daughters, and sons Thomas, James 
and Philip, who lived several years at the old homestead. 
Thomas later lived in Lewisville and was an active poli- 
tician. Philip Scott, son of the first Thomas above named, 
was a justice of the peace, and known as Squire Scott. He 
lived between Hickory Hill and Oxford and died at the 
age of Eighty-four. 

JOHN SCOTT, Esq. lived in New London in 1756 and 
was probably a son-in-law of Robert Hodgson. 

(Hist, of Chester Co., Pa., by Smith Futhey and 
Gilbert Cope). 


Elizabeth Morrison, daughter of Jonathan Morrison*, 
was b. in Sanborn, New Hampshire, Nov. 2, 1804, married 
Feb. 19, 1837, George Roberts. Mrs. George M. Roberts 
is a lineal descendant on the paternal side of Henry Scott, 
one of the London ten commissioners who secured from 
the Crown ten thousand acres of soil on this side of the 
Atlantic Ocean in what is now Burlington county. New 
Jersey, being one of the early settlers of that region. The 
old homestead (now owned by Joseph Scott) stands near 
the present site of the Masonic Home of New Jersey, which 
was erected on a portion of the Scott farm. The early 
members of the Scott family were Quakers but later gen- 
erations have become identified with leading other denom- 

John Scott, grandfather of Mrs. George M. Roberts, was 
a resident of Burlington, New Jersey, resided on the old 
homestead, was widely known, honored and respected as 
a good citizen and a man of strict integrity. He and his 
family were members of the Episcopal Church. He mar- 

Other Families 613 

ried Hannah Eldridge of Buiiin^on, New Jersey, whose 
ancestors were among the first settlers of West New Jer- 
sey, coming from England. 

The children born of this union were : 

i. ELIZA Scott; m. Joseph Thompson of Burling- 
ton, N. J, 

ii. MARGARET Scott; m. Thomas Hancock of Bur- 

iii. WARREN Scott; m. the widow Copeland. 

iv. JOSEPH D. Scott. 

V. NATHAN Scott. 

vi. JOHN Hancock Scott; m. Mary Pennington. 

vii. HANNAH Scott; d. Nov. 27, 1907. 

viii. MARIA Scott; d. early in life. 

(Middlesex Co., Mass., Vol. III. p. 871). 


RALPH HAMER* the elder, merchant-tailor. Was an 
incorporator, and for a time a director of the East Indian 
Company. He died in 1615, leaving his widow, Susan ex- 
ecutrix of his estate. Two of his sons went to Virginia; 
Ralph in 1609, and Thomas in 1617. Thomas was at Mas- 
ter Harrison's house near Warrasoyack at the time of the 
massacre, March 22, 1622. On the 24th of January, 1623, 
George Harrison wrote from Jamestown that "Thomas 
Hamor was very sick". He probably died before February, 

"RALPH HAMER*, the younger, went to Virginia in 
1609, and remaired there until June 18, 1614. On the 8th 
of January, 16"./, the company gave him eight shares in 
Virginia, and on the 15th of January "bills of adventure 
allowed to Capt. Raphe Hamor and the persons here under 


^-^■^ SiGGINS AND 

named for every ^^^ transported at their charge being 16, 
who were to h ^^^ ^^^ Bonds, vizth ; one bill of 12 pounds 
10 s, for IVIr ^^^ Sturton; one bill of 25 pounds for Mr. 
Ri T^u ^' •'^^^"' ^"^ ^^^^ °^ ^^ pounds 10 s. for Mr. John 
wufr'' ^"^ ^^^^ °^ ^^ pounds for Mr. Tho. Hamor; one 
^"^ °^ ' 62 pounds 10 s. for Mr. Raphe Hamor ; one bill of 25 
pouD' jg ^^j. jyjj. William Tucker; one bill of 12 pounds 10 s. 
^^ Mr. Elias Roberts." He sailed from England about 
arch and arrived in Virginia in May, 1617. He was a 
^ .nember of the council in Virginia, 1621 to 1628, and prob- 
ably after. 

(The Genesis of the U. S., by Alexander Brown. 
Vol. H. p. 908-9.) 


October 20, 1614, there was entered at Stationers' Hall 
for publication "A booke called 'an Narracon of the present 
State of Virginia' by Ralph Hammer." It was published 
soon after with the following title: "A True Discourse of 
The Present Estate of Virginia, and the successe of af- 
faires there till the 18. of June 1614. Together with a Re- 
lation of the Severall English Townes and Fortes, the as- 
sured hopes of that countrie and the peace concluded with 
the Indians. The christening of Powhatans daughter and 
her marriage with an English-man. "Written by Raphe 
Hamor the younger, late Secretarie in the Colony "Alget, 
qui non ardet. "Printed at London by John Beale for 
William Welby dwelling at the signe of the Swanne in Pauls 
church-yard 1615 (I. e., after Sept. 29, 1614). 

Originals are preserved in the libraries of Mr. Charles 
Deane, Mr. Kalbfleisch. The Lenox, and the John Carter- 
Brown. An original in the Drake sale March 1883, fetched 
$345. Quaritch prices a copy at $500. 

John Rolfe mentions this tract as having been "faith- 

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fully written by a gent of good merit, Mr. Ralph Hamor" 
thus indorsing the account of his marriage in his letter." 

(Gen. of the U. S. Vol. II. p. 746.) 

JANE HAMMER (or HUMMER) or Hamor, married 
Alexander Walker, son of John Walker of Wigton, Scotland 
and his wife Katherine Rutherford. It has been suggested 
that Jane (Hamor) Walker may have been a descendant of 
the above and this record is here recorded for future refer- 

Alexander Walker was b. May 19, 1716; m. Jan. 8, 1747 
Jane Hamer. He d. 1784-5 in Rockbridge co., Va. His 
wife d. 1798 in Woodford Co., Kentucky. 




FRANCIS GRAY', was one of the first emigrants to 
Maryland, for in 1637, three years after the arrival of 
Leonard Calvert and his emigrants at St. Mary's, he was 
living at St. George's Hundred, which he represented that 
year in the General Assembly of Maryland. He continued 
to be elected annually till 1643, as the representative from 
St. George's. By trade he was a carpenter — a trade of im- 
portance in a new country. (See published archives of 
Maryland.) He married Alice Moorman who had been 
brought to Virginia in 1637 by Capt. Thomas Comwallis, 
one of the Council of Maryland. 

(Neill's Founders of Maryland, p. 78.) 

Owing to the disturbances in Maryland occasioned by 
William Claybourne and the differences between Catholics 
and Protestants, several settlements were formed about 
1638 on the south bank of the Potomac, at Machodoc and 
Chicacoan, under the government of Virginia. Francis 
Gray took an active part in these troubles against Lord 
Baltimore, and finally found it more agreeable to settle in 
Virginia. He sold his cattle in Maryland in 1647, and re- 
moving to Machodock, Westmoreland County, Va., died 
there in 1667. His will is on record in Westmoreland Coun- 
ty, and was dated 7 June, 1667, and proved July 31, 1667. 
It names wife Alice, 2 son Francis, 3 daughter Rust, wife 
of William Rust; and mentions Ann Launcelot, daughter of 
John Launcelot. Witnesses John Ashton, Mary Gardner. 

FRANCIS GRAY=, son of Francis GrayS the emigrant, 
lived at Machodoc, in Westmoreland County, Va. He mar- 
ried Sarah, one of the three daughters of Nathaniel Jones, 
a justice of Westmoreland County, (see Land Grants and 
Westmoreland County Records). He died about 1687, 

Other Families 617 

when Thomas Kerton brought suit against Thomas Kitch- 
en "who married the relict of Francis Gray." Francis Gray 
died without will, but Nathaniel was his eldest son, who 

married Mary . This is shown by a deed from 

Francis Gray to Thomas Butler, James Butler and Eliza- 
beth Butler (the said James and Elizabeth being a son 
and daughter of said James Butler) for land "formerly 
leased to said Butler by Fancis Gray, father to said 
Nathaniel Gray", dated 27 April, 1707. The same day 
Mary Gray, wife of said Nathaniel made a deed to Nathan- 
iel Pope. 

NATHANIEL GRAY', (Francis^, Francis', made his will 
in Westmoreland County, March 26, 1743, and names chil- 
dren. 6 Nathaniel, 7 George, 8 Sarah; she married first 
Weedon, and had George Weedon; second William Strother 
9 Francis Margaret. He mentions his grandson, George 
Weedon, daughter Sarah Strother, and leaves to his son, 
George Gray, land at Washington's Mill for life, and then 
to his grandson, Nathaniel Gray. 

There is a deed dated 1747, recorded in Westmoreland, 
from Francis Gray to William Strother for land in Wash- 
ington Parish, Westmoreland County bequeathed by Na- 
thaniel Gray, of Westmoreland, Gentleman, to his daugh- 
ter Sarah, wife of William Strother. 

There is a deed recorded in Stafford County from Na- 
thaniel Gray, of Washington Parish, in the county of West- 
moreland, yeoman, selling to Thomas Kitchen, of the Par- 
ish of St. Pauls King George County, 460 acres, once sold 
by Jarvis Dodson to Nathaniel Jones, Aug. 20, 1709. There 
is the will of James Strother proved in Stafford County, 
October 1766. It names brother, French Strother, sister, 
Mary, "wife of George Gray, of Stafford Co.," whom he ap- 
points executor. 

GEORGE GRAY*, (Nathaniel% Francis-, Francis', 
and Mary Strother had issue 10 GEORGE GRAY% eldest 
son and heir at law, which is proved in this way. 


In King George County there is a deed from Nathaniel 
Gray of the county of Caroline, to Henry Alexander Ash- 
ton, of the county of King George, which recites that Na- 
thaniel Gray, late of the county of Stafford, now King 
George, father of the grantor, Nathaniel, his eldest son, 
and heir was seized of a tract of land on the north side 
of Machodoc Creek in Westmoreland County, as tenant in 
fee tail, and having executed a writ of Ad quod damnum, 
he sold the same to his brother George Gray, who died 
leaving George Gray his eldest son and heir. 

GEORGE GRAY-', George^ NathanieP, Frances-, Franc- 
is", married Mildred Thompson daughter of Rev. John 
Thompson and Elizabeth Rootes. (See Strother's St. 
Mark's Parish and Virginia Magazine of History and Bi- 
ography. IV., p. 208.) Issue, John Thompson Gray^ who 
married Mary Ormsby. In Culpepper County there is a 
deed dated July 2, 1760, which recites that Daniel French, 
then in Fairfax County, and Margaret French, late of King 
George County who gave slaves to his said daughter Mar- 
garet in his will, of which he made his brother, Hugh 
French executor. The deed also states that Jane Strother, 
of Culpepper, French Strother, and Mary Gray, wife of 
George Gray, were children of the said James Slaughter 
and Margaret his wife, late Margaret French deceased, 
sister of Daniel French, party to the deed. 

There is a deed recorded in Culpepper of Nathaniel Gray 
and Mary his wife, to Caroline, dated 1779. 

There is a power of attorney from George Weedon re- 
corded in Stafford county, to George Gray, to sell his lands, 
or. in case of his death, he devises it to his mother, and his 
sisters Margaret Strother, Sarah Strother and Patty Stro- 
ther. Recorded in 1756, and witnessed by Nathaniel Gray 
and others. 

(William and Mary Quarterly XII. p. 267.) 

Alice Moreman,— married 1639 Francis Gray, carpenter, 
who was member of the Assembly 1638. 

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(The Founders of Maryland, by Rev. Edward D. 
Neill, A. B. p. 99.) 

NOTE: We were not able to connect this Francis Gray 
with Margaret Gray who married James Walker, but they 
were undoubtedly near of kin. 


JOHN Simpson^ of Scotland, who settled in the north of 
Ireland after the battle of the Boyne, died in Ireland; 
at least two of his sons ca^me to America about 1720, 
and settled in Paxatang, Lancaster County, Pa.; 
his son 

THOMAS Simpson-, b. 1683, in Ireland; d. 1736, in Pax- 
tang, Pa.; married twice; of the children of the 2d, m. 
his son 

SAMUEL Simpson% assistant quartermaster in the Revo- 
lutionary War; b. 1706; d. Dec. 1791; m. abt. 1728, 

Hannah ; they were of Abbington Twp., 

Montgomery Co., Pa.; 
their daughter 

JEAN Simpson^ b. abt. 1730; was living in 1791; m. abt. 
1750, William Kinnear, probably in Pennsylvania; 
their daughter 

MARGARET Kinnear'', b. abt. 1760; d. 1821, in Franklin, 
Venango County, Pa.; m. Thomas Kinnear (probably 
her cousin) ; 
their daughter 


MARGARET Kinnear«, b. 1779; d. Oct. 10, 1856, in Youngs- 
\-ille, Pa.; m. abt. 1797, Henry Kinnear, Sr., son of 
Robert and Elizabeth (Verow) Kinnear, b. 1764, in 
Ireland ; d. March 6, 1826, in Youngsville, Pa. ; 
their daughter 

MARGARET Kinnear, b. Dec. 1, 1801, in Venango Co., 
Pa. ; d. April 16, 1877, in Youngsville, Pa. ; m. Nov. 7, 
1816, in Venango Co., Pa., ALEXANDER SIGGINS, b. 
1793, on board ship enroute to America; d. Apr. 7, 
1858 ; in Venango Co., Pa. ; 
their son 

BENJAMIN Baird Siggins^^ ; b. July 27, 1827, in Youngs- 
ville. Pa.; d. June 14, 1903; m. Feb. 24, 1856, in 
Adair Co., Ky., Elizabeth Erma Walker, b. Feb. 20, 
1833, in Adair Co., Ky., d. Sept. 29, 1864. 
their daughter 

EMMA Siggins-'; married Dec. 6, 1882, in Youngsville, 
Pennsylvania, John Barber White; 
their children are 

EMMA Ruth White^ 

RAYMOND Baird White". 

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2260. JOHN SIMPSONS of Scotland, settled in the north 
of Ireland after the battle of the Boyne; he 
died there and his two sons came to America 
about 1720 and settled in Paxtang, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania. These sons were: 

226L i. JOHN Simpson^, for many years Recorder of 
Northumberland County, Pa.; b. 1680 in Ire- 
land; d. 1736, in Paxtang; he was married and 
had issue. 

22G2. ii. THOMAS Simpson^, b. 1683, in Ireland; was 
twice married but the name of neither wife is 
known. Children of Thomas Simpson- and his 
1st wife: 

2263.* i. SAMUEL Simpson's assistant quarter- 
master the Revolutionary War; b. 1706; d. 
Dec. 1791 at Paxtang; he m. about 1728, 
Hannah who survived him. 

2264. ii. JOSEPH Simpsons b. about 1708 ; m. and 

left issue. 

226r,. iii. WILLIAM SimpsonS b. 1710; d. 1775. 

He was the first man killed at the battle of 
Bunker Hill. 

2266. iv. REBECCA SimpsonS b. 1712. 

2267. V. JOHN Simpsons b. 1714. 

Children of Thomas Simpson- and his 2d wife: 

2268. vi. MARY Simpsons b. 1732 in Paxtang, Pa.; 

d. 1768; m. Nov. 5, 1751, REV. JOHN 
ELDER, b. 1706; d. 1792. He m. 1st abt. 1740, 
Mary Baker. 

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2269. vii. JANE Simpson, b. UM in Paxtanj?, Pa. ; 

d. Feb. 30, 1777; she m. William Kelso, b. 
1737; d. Nov. 26, 1788; both wore buried in 
the Paxtang cemetery. 

2270. viii. THOMAS Simpson', b. 1736 in Paxtang. 

He m. and had issue. 


1740, in Paxtang, Pa.; d. June 1, 1813, and is 
buried at Paxtang; m. May 26, 1808, in Phil- 
adelphia, Mrs. Susan Graham; she is said to 
have been |iis 3rd, wife. 


The Associators of Philadelphia to the Committee. 

Philadelphia, 5th Feb., 1776. 

To the Honorable the Committee of Safety from the prov- 
ince of Pennsylvania: 

The petition of the Committee of Privates of the associa- 
tion belonging to the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 
humbly sheweth: That as it is of the utmost consequence 
in the prosecution of our present most righteous opposi- 
tion to Tyranny and Arbitrary Power, that none be com- 
missioned as officers in the Continental Service but those 
who manifest the most sincere and warm attachment to 
the cause of Liberty, and, as the Honorable the Continent- 
al Congress has entrusted the appointment of all inferior 
and the recommendation of all superior officers for this 
honorable board. 

Your petitioners do pray this honorable board to appoint 
or recommend none but such as have signed the articles of 
association given out by the honorable House of Represen- 
tatives of the freeman of this province, seeing this ought 
at this time to be considered as the strongest mark of at- 
tachment to the cause which our present circumstance 
will admit of. 


As your petitioners have the pleasure to assure this hon- 
orable board that the signing the articles aforesaid is be- 
come very general in the City and District, and like to be 
universal among those who have therefore associated, and 
as the association is principally composed of tradesmen 
and others who earn their living by their industry. They 
do further pray this honorable board that such of them as 
may be capable of performing such public works as this 
honorable board may have in charge to see executed, and 
have signed the Association aforesaid, may be employed 
in preference to all others, and that such works may be 
equally distributed amongst the signers of the Association 
as conveniently can. 

The propriety of this application your petitioners humbly 
conceive will speak for itself, and as they assure them- 
selves that this honorable board will consider the associ- 
ators who sign the articles of association as better to be 
depended on and more worthy of encouragement than 
those who do not, they take the liberty to request this hon- 
orable board to shew them these marks of their favor and 
countenance and your petitioners will pray, etc. 

Signed on behalf of the Committee of Privates. 

Indorsed : 

The petition from the Committee of Privates being read, 
this board resolved that the matters therein prayed are 
reasonable and proper and the Committee will pay due 
regard to same." 

(Pa. Ar. 2d S. Vol. I. p. 571.) 


"First Pennsylvania; Colonel Edward Hand; Assistant 
Quartermaster-Samuel Simpson, April, 1777. 

(Pa. Ar. 2d. S. X. p. 325.) 

Other Families 62 


"Samuel Simpson, Ensign Provinvial Regiment, Lan- 
caster Co., Pa., May 25, 1748." 

(Col. Rec. Vol. V. p. 247.) 

(2263). SAMUEL SIMPSON' "of Abbington Town- 
ship" Montgomery Co., Pa.; b. 1706; d. 1791; m. Hannah 
, Children: 

2272. i. JEAN (or JANE) SimpsonS b. abt. 1730; was 

living 1791; m. about 1750, as his 2d wife 

WILLIAM KINNEAR, son of James Kinnear, 
they were among the ancestors of "The Kin- 
nears and their KIN". 

2273. ii. JOHN Simpson*, of Horsham Buck Co., Pa.; 

b. 1732 ; d. 1804, in Bucks County, Pa. ; m. Nov. 
25, 1762, Hannah Roberts, b. 1724, (according 
to Christ Church Records in Philadelphia. He 
was a delegate to the convention 1776, and 
served with the Associators at Brandywine, 
Germantown, and Valley Forge. Children: 

2274. i. HANNAH Simpson'-, m. Benjamin Hough. 

2275.* ii. JOHN Simpson'', b. abt. 1760, in Tate 

Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa.; d. in Ohio; m. 
1st, Oct. 17, 1793, in Montgomery Co., Pa., 
Rebecca Weir, who d. abt. 1800; he m. 2d, 
Sarah Haire. 

2276. iii. MARGARET Simpson', b. 1732; d. 1760; m. 

They had two sons: 

2277. i. JOHN Harris''. 

2278. ii. SIMPSON Harris-', both of whom d. s. p. 


2279.* iv. SARAH Simpson% b. 1734; m. abt. 1754, Col. 

2282. vii. MARY Simpson*, b. 1741 ; m. 1780, ROBERT 

TAGGERT, of Northumberland County, Pa. 

(2275). JOHN SIMPSON', "Of Tate Township" son of 
John and Hannah (Roberts) Simpson, was b. abt. 1760; d. 
in Ohio ; m. 1st, Oct. 17, 1793, in Montgomery Co., Pa., RE- 
BECCA WEIR, daughter of a farmer of Warrington, or 
New Britain; she d. abt. 1800; he m. 2d in 1803, SARAH 
HAIRE. About 1819 John Simpson, removed with his fam- 
ily, three daughters and one son, to Clermont County, Ohio ; 
among them Hannah Simpson, who married Jesse Root 
Grant in 1821. Mary (Simpson) Griffith was at that time 
married and had several children, and was living in Cler- 
mont Co., in 1884; was then 90 years of age. Children of 
John and Rebecca (Weir) Simpson: 

2283. i. MARY Simpson«, b. Aug. 11, 1794; m. James 


2284. ii. SAMUEL Simpson^, b. Oct. 4, 1796; m. Eliza- 

beth Griffith. 

2285. iii. HANNAH Simpson«, b. Nov. 23, 1798, at 

White Marsh Montgomery, Co., Pa. ; d. May 11, 
1883, at Jersey City, New Jersey; m. June 25, 
1821, at Point Pleasant Ohio, JESSE ROOT 
GRANT, b. June 25, 1794, in Westmoreland Co., 
Pa., and had 6 children, among whom was Gen- 
eral U. S. Grant. 



WILLIAM COOK, of the Revolutionary War— \ 
their dau. Jane Cook', b. 1759; d. 1844; m. abt. 

1782, Samuel Davis. \ 

2280. v. REBECCA Simpson*, b. 1736. \ 

2281. vi. NATHANIEL Simpson*, b. 1740; m. Sarah ! 

Other Families 627 

Children of John and Sarah (Ilaire) Simpson. 

2286. iv. SARAH Ann Simpson", b. Dec. 7, 1805; m. 

James Ross. 

(2279). SARAH SIMPSON', b. 1734; m. abt. 1754, 
Colonel William Cook, of Revolutionary War fame; their 
dau. Jane Cook^ b. 1759; d. 1844; m. atb. 1782, in Augusta, 
Georgia, SAMUEL DAVIS, son of Evan Davis and his wife, 

who was wid. of Joseph Emory and dau. of 

Williams. Children: 

2287. i. JOSEPH Emory Davis'', b. Dec. 10, 1784; d. 

Sept. 18, 1870, in Vicksburg, Miss.; m. Eliza- 
beth Van. Benthysen. 

2288. ii. Dr. BENJAMIN Davis=, b. at St. Francisville, 

La., d. s. p. 

2289. ill. SAMUEL Davis=, a planter near Vicksburg, 

Miss; m. Lucy Throckmorton. 

2290. iv. ISAAC Davis--, a planter of Canton, Miss. : m. 

Susan Guerthy. 

2291. v. ANN Davis% m. Luther Smith, of West 


AMANDA Davis', m. Bradford. 

LUCINDA Davis, m. William SUmps, of 
Woodville, Miss. 

. MATILDA Davis-. 

MARY Ann Davis% m. Robert Davis, of South 

JEFFERSON DAVIS\ President C. S. A. b. 
June 3, 1808, Christian Co., Ky. (now Todd Co.) ; 
d. Dec. 6, 1889, New Orleans: m. 1st, 1835. Sa- 
rah Knox Taylor, dau. of President Zachry Tay- 
lor; d. Sept. 15, 1835; no children; he m. 2d. 
Feb. 2, 1845, Varina Banks Howell, dau. of Wil- 
liam BuiT and Margaret Louise (Kemp) Howell. 












(2296). JEFFERSON DAVIS^ President C. S.A. mar- 
ried Feb. 2. 1845, Varina Banks Howell. Children: 

2297. i. SAMUEL Davis% b. 1854; d. the same year. 

2298. ii. MARGARET Howell Davis«, b. 1857; d. 1909; 

m. Joel Addison Hayes of Colorado Springs, 
Col., and had: 

2299. i. JEFFERSON Davis Hayes', now assist- 

ant cashier of the First National Bank of 
Colorado Springs, changed his name to Jeffer- 
son Davis in honor of grandfather. 

2300. ii. VARINA Howell Hayes", m. Dr. Gerald 

Bertram Webb. 

2301. iii. LUCY White Hayes^ 

2302. iv. WILLIAM Davis Hayes^ 


Varina Banks Howell, born May 7, 1826; married Feb- 
ruary 26, 1845, Jefferson Davis, President of C. S. A.; she 
was descended from the famous Howell famJly, whose 
founders settled in New Jersey. Her grandfather, Gov- 
ernor Richard Howell, was a Revolutionary, and her 
father, William Buit Howell, won distinction under Mc- 
Donough on Lake Champlain Mrs. Davis' maternal grand- 
father, James Kempt, was an Irish gentleman, who came 
to Virginia after the Emmet Rebellion. He was a man of 
much wealth and moved to Natchez, Mississippi. Colonel 
Kempt organized the Natchez troops and accompanied them 
during the Revolution. Mrs. Davis' uncle Franklin Howell, 
was killed on the Steam Ship President. She died in 1906. 


Three brothers, Evan, Joseph and Samuel Davis, emigrat- 
ed from Cardiff Wales, in the early part of the eighteenth 
century; Joseph was lost at sea; Evan Davis settled at 

Other Families 629 

Philadelphia, and later removed to Richmond County, 
Georgia, where he married a widow, Mrs. Williams, whose 
family name was Emory; she had two sons: William and 
Isaac Williams. 

SAMUEL Davis", settled in the middle states. 

EVAN Davis', b. ^abt. 1730. in Wales; d. abt. 1775. in 

Georgia; m. Mrs. (Emory) Williams; they were 

the grand parents of President Jefferson Davis, C. S. A. 

(2285). HANNAH SIMPSON", (dau. of John and Re- 
becca (Weir) Simpson) was b. Nov. 23, 1798 in Pa.; d. May 
11, 1883; m. June 25, 1821, at Point Pleasant. Ohio. 

2303. JESSE ROOT GRANT, b. June 25. 1794, Westmore- 

land Co., Pa.; d. abt. 1874, in his 80th year. 
Children : 

2304. i. HIRAM Ulysses Grant"; he changed his name 

April 27, 1822, at Point Pleasant. Ohio; d. July 
23, 1885, on Mount McGregor, near Saratoga, 
N. Y.; m. Aug. 22, 1848, at St. Louis. Mo. 
Julia Boggs Dent b. Jan. 26. 1826, dau. of Fred- 
erick and Ellen (Wrenshall) Dent, and grand 
daughter of Col. George Dent, who led "the for- 
lorn hope" at Ft. Montgomery, when it was 
stormed by "Mad Anthony Wayne." Her mother 
was a descendant of John Wrenshall. "who came 
from England to escape religious intolerance," 
and settled in Philadelphia. 

2305. ii. SAMUEL Simpson Grant", a merchant at Ga- 

lena, 111. : b. Sept. 23, 1825. in Georgetown, 
Brown County, Ohio; d. Sept. 13, 1861, near St. 
Paul Minn.; unmarried. 

2306. iii. CLARA Rachel Grants b. Dec. 11. 1828. in 

Georgetown, Ohio; d. March 6, 1865 in Coving- 
ton, Ky. 



2307. iv. VIRGINIA Paine Grants b. Feb. 20, 1832, in 

Georgetown, Ohio; d. March 28, 1881, in Jersey 
City, New Jersey; m. May 13, 1869 Hon. Abel 
Rathbone Corbin, of New York City, and later 
of Elizabeth, New Jersey. They had one child 
who d. in infancy. 

2308. V. ORVIL Lynch Grant', b. May 15, 1835, in 

Georgetown, Ohio; d. Aug. 4, 1881, in Elizabeth, 
N. J. ; m. April 1857, Mary Medary dau. of Ash- 
er and Elizabeth Medary. 

2309. vi. MARY Frances Grant", b. July 28, 1839 in 

Georgetown ; d. Jan. 23, 1898, in Carlisle, Pa. ; 
m. Oct. 27, 1863, in Covington, Ky., Rev. John 
Cramer; b. Feb. 6, 1835, at Hoher, Hallau, 
Switzerland, near the falls of the Rhine, a son 
of John and Magdaline (Bower) Cramer. Rev. 
John Cramer, was Resident Minister to Den- 
mark, 1870. Children: 

2310. i. CLARA Virginia Cramer^ b. Oct. 17, 

1864, Covington, Ky. 

2311. ii. JAMES Grant Cramer^ b. Aug. 26, 1869. 

(2304). PRESIDENT U. S. GRANT', m. Aug. 22, 1848, 
JuHa Boggs Dent. Children: 

2312. i. FREDERICK Dent Grant^ b. May 20, 1850, 

in St. Louis, Mo.; d. April 12, 1912, in New 
York City; m. Oct. 20, 1874, in Chicago, 111., 
Ida H. Honore, dau. of Henry Hamilton Honore. 
Their children were: 

2314. i. JULIA Dent Grant", m. Prince Cantazune, 

of Russia. 

2315. ii. MIRIAM Grant\ 

2316. iii. CHAFFEE Grants 

2317. iv. ULYSSES S. Grant^ the III. Captain in 

the Corps of Engineers of the U. S. A. 

Other Families 631 

2318. ii. ULYSSES Grant, Jr.\ \,. lHr,2. at licthol. 

2319. iii. JESSE Grant. Jr.\ b. 1858, in St. Louis, Mo., 

married and had: 

2320. CHAPMAN Grant". 

2321. iv. NELLIE Grant\ b. 1855. in St. Louis. Mo.; m. 

1st, Algeron Sartoris; she m. 2(1. Frank H. 
Jones, a banker of Chicago, 111. Children of 1st 
marriage : 

2322. i. VIVIAN Sartoris". 

2323. ii. ROSEMARY Sartoris^ 

2324. iii. ALGERON Sartoris^ m. 1<)04. Mile. Ger- 

maine Cecil Noufflard, of Paris. In 1917 en- 
listed in the foreign legion, and was in train- 
ing at L evallebonne; was later slightly 
wounded while with the French Armies in the 
field in 1918. 


One of the most distinguished members of the Simpson 
family, was Bishop Matthew T. Simpson, who on account 
of his devotion to the Methodist Church and the tenants of 
its faith was styled "The Napolean of Methodism", we 
trace his lineage from: 

(2260). John Simpson, whose son: 

(2262). Thomas Simpson, b. 1683. in Ireland, came to 
America and settled in Pennsylvania, and his son: 

2325. Thomas Simpson, was b. 1736, in Paxtang; his son: 

2326. Thomas Simpson, removed to Baltimore, in 1793, 

and thence, after 1800, to Jetferson County, 
Ohio ; he married in Maryland, but name of wife 
is unknown. Children: 


2327. i. ANDREW Simpson', settled in Chillicothe, 


2328. ii. JOHN Simpson', settled in Washington Coun- 

ty, Pa.; d. 1836, in Stock To^^^lship, Harrison 
County, Ohio; married Margaret (or Mary) Mc- 
Elroy, and raised a large family, most of whom 
reside in Illinois. Among their children was: 

2329.* JOHN Simpson% b. 1814; m. Margaret 


2330. iii. MATTHEW Simpson% b. 1776; settled in 

Cadiz, Ohio ; was a member of the Ohio Legis- 
lature; d. 1874; unm. 

2331. iv. MARY Simpson", m. John Eagleson, and set- 

tled in Harrison County, Ohio : all of their fam- 
ily, except two daughters died childless. 

2332. V. WILLIAM Simpson', settled in Waterford, 

Erie County, Pa. ; died in the prime of life, leav- 
ing several sons. 

2333. vi. JAMES Simpson"^, the youngest of this family, 

died June 15, 1812, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ; m. June 
10, 1806, Sarah Tingley, b. May 23, 1781. (No.- 
2349.) Children: 

2334. HATTIE Simpson% b. April 3, 1807; m. 
in 1829, George McCulloch, a merchant in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2335. ELIZABETH Simpson^ b. February 2, 
1809; married Dr. Scoles, who became a 
Methodist minister; she d. in 1833, and is 
buried in the cemetery at Cadiz, Ohio. 


June 21, 1811, in Cadiz, Ohio; d. June 18, 
1884; m. November 3, 1835, Ellen H. Vern- 
er, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 



Other Families 633 

(2336). BISHOP MATTHEW T. SIMPSON, was born in 
Cadiz, Ohio, June 21, 1811. He was a delegate to the Brit- 
ish Wesleyn Conference, which met in P.erlin. He was a 
close friend of President Lincoln, and was fretjuently sent 
for to go to Washington, where his 0{)ini()ns and advice 
were sought and often followed. Immediately after the 
assassination of President Lincoln, Bishop Simjjson was 
summoned to Washington by Mrs. Lincoln to render such 
service as he could to the stricken family. Then when all 
was over and the remains of the Martyred President 
reached the final resting place in Springfield, he preached 
the last words over his friend. He was one of the Method- 
ist pioneers, whose help in building up the country, and in- 
stilling into the settlers principles of patriotism, along with 
their tenets of Methodism, it would be hard to estimate. 
He has been lovingly referred to as "The Napoleon of 
Methodism". He was in England at the time of President 
Garfield's death, and was called upon to speak at the 
memorial meeting held in Exeter Hall, London. To this 
day his address is referred to as the greatest one ever deliv- 
ered in England, by an American. He died June 18, 1884. 
Bishop Randolph S. Foster said of him in concluding his 
funeral address, "There never has been a Bishop of any 
Church who wielded so great an influence in National af- 
fairs as Bishop Simpson has exerted, nor do I believe there 
ever will be another who will exert so great an infiuence on 
the nation as he." 

(2329. JOHN SIMPSON'-, b. 1814; d. 1877; m. 1839. 
Margaret Law, b, 1820; dau. of John and Bessie (Linn) 
Law. Children: 

2337. i. MARY Ann Simpson", b. 1841 ; m. Joseph C. 


2338. ii. MARTHA Simpson', b. 1842; m. Robert Bir- 


2339. iii. MARGARET Simpson", b. 1844: m. Francis 



2340. iv. MATTHEW W. Simpson^ b. August 20, 1846 ; 

was in Civil War; m. September 16, 1869, Re- 
becca Birney, dau. of John Birney, of Tippe- 
canoe, 0. 

2341. V. JAMES Simpsons b. 1850. 

2342. vi. HENRY Simpson", b. 1851. 

2343. vii. WILLIAM Simpson', twin brother of Henry. 

2344. viii. ELLA Simpson', b. 1857. 

2345. ix. HOMER Simpson', b. 1860. 

2346. X. FRANK Simpson', b. 1861; m. December 7, 

1883, Pheobe Taylor, b. 1865; dau, of Samuel 
and Melissa (Laken) Taylor, of Tuscara County, 

(Ref. Ohio Valley Genealogies, by Chas. A. Han- 

Other P'amiliks 6r?5 


2347. JOSEPH Tingley'. a native of New Jersey; a Rev- 

olutionary soldier; married, but name of wife 
unknown ; had a son : 

2348. JEREMIAH Tingley-, a soldier in the Revolutionary 

War; married, but name of wife unknown. 
Children : 

2349.* i. SARAH Tingley =, b. May 23. 1781. near Stony 
Brook, about twenty miles south of Pearth Am- 
boy, New Jersey; m. June 10, 1806, in Jefferson 
County, Ohio. 


2350. ii. WILLIAM Tingley^ b. 1787, in New Jersey; 

d. in Cadiz, O., 1863 ; he removed to West Vir- 
ginia, and about 1806, to Cadiz. Ohio, where he 
married: Rachel Paulson, b. in Maryland, 1789, 
dau. of James and Rachel (Durbin) Paulson, of 
Harrison Co.. Ohio. Children : 

2351. 1. AMANDA Tingley'. b. 1816; d. 1888; 

married: Sylvanus Wood, b. 1805; d. 1845; 
son of James and Elizabeth (Steel) Wood, 
from Washington County. N. Y., and had 
Elizabeth Wood', who m. Andrew Henderson 
Carnahan, and Tingley Sylvanus Wood, who 
m. Lenora Chestnut, and settled in Leadville, 

JOSEPH Tingley'. b. 1822. 

JEREMIAH Tingley'. b. 1826. 

TEMPERANCE Tingley', b. 1830. 









Father W. J. Dalton, of Kansas City, Mo., was intimately 
acquainted with Frederick Siggins, of Sligo, Ireland. He 
evidently belonged to our family, but nothing further could 
be learned of him except that he was educated in a parochial 
school and occupied many positions of trust in the Catholic 
Church. His home until the war began was in Ballymote, 
Sligo County, Ireland. He had a brother who was a lawyer 
somewhere in Australia, and a sister living in Dublin. In 
1917. Father Siggins was Superior of the Franciscan order 
in England, Ireland and Australia. 

The First Quarterly Conference of the Erie Circuit of the 
Methodist Church was held at Meadville, Pa., August 15, 
1812. The following minutes are of historic interest : 

"A recommendation was received through Mr. Watts, 
from James Allender's class in favor of Sam.uel Wilson, as 
a proper person to preach the gospel. 
Signed by the following persons, viz. : 

James Dawson, 
Isaac Connely, 
John Siggins, 
William Siggins, 
George Siggins, 
k William Middleton, 

Alexander McElhany. 

"The character and usefulness of the preachers, exliort- 
ers and class leaders were examined individually in confer- 
ence, after which they adjourned. 

Signed by order of conference, 

William Connely, Secretary." 

"On Monday, the 17th day of August, 1812, William Con- 
nely was ordained a deacon in the M. E. Church, at the 
aforementioned camp meeting, by the Rev. Mr. William Mc- 
Kendree, Jr.. Bishop of the said church in the presence of 
the congregation. 

"At the general conference of the M. E. Church, in May, 

Other F'amiliks ():n 

1812, Erie Circuit becomes subject to the W'l'stern Confer- 
ence, which commenced its session October 1st, the same 

"On July I], 1818, William Carroll was ordained dcaion in 
the M. E. Church at Pithole, Venango Co., Pa., by Rev. 
Robert R, Roberts, of said church." 

"In 1821 the Conference resolved: 

"We, the members of this conference, abstain from the 
use of liquors in our homes as far as possible and on our 
farms, and absolutely refuse to use it at logging bees, rais- 
ings, public gatherings, or journeys, and to help carry out 
this resolution amongst our brethren and neighbors." 

Rev. J. N. Fradenburg. 

(Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, May 26. 1904.) 

Page 35 — The William Dawson mentioned in the last para- 
graph is William Dawson (1106). 

Page 59 — 3d paragraph should read: "His wife's name 
was Ann, and in that house, in 1724, was born Arthur Hood, 
that promising young officer of the Royal Navy, who was 
drowned in the Tomona' in 1775. He was a son of Samuel 
Hood, a purser in the Navy, and brother of Sir Samuel Hood. 
K. B., H. P., etc., and of Alexander Hood. R. N." 

Page 84 — 25th line, read "philanthropist." 

Page 85 — 26th line, read: "pleased." 

Page 92 — 5th line, 2nd paragraph, read: "mid-century 


Page 93 — Last 3 lines, 2nd paragi'aph : "in different por- 
tions of Pennsylvania, New York. Ohio and Indiana. 

Signed Mrs. E. Harriet Howe." 

Page 95 — Pheobe Dawson (1092). For ancestors of Jane 
(Hunter) Siggins, see page 130. 
Page 98 — Mary Parker", d. aged 1 year. 
Page 102 — 7th line, read: "For her ancestry, see page 


Page 103 — (78) Andrew Jackson Siggins. one of the 
best known residents of West Hickory, Pa., died at his home 
June 11, 1918. His home place was the one in which he 


was born, June 12. 1845. He is survived by his wife, Emily 
(Neil) Siggins and daughter, Alice New Siggins. The lat- 
ter has been principal of the West Hickory schools for a 
number of years. 

Page 122 — (139) Dr. George Siggins m. Elsie Edith 
Ross, dau. of Oliver Perry and Sarah (Jones) Ross. Their 
son, George Ross Siggins, was born April 19, 1914. 

Page 124 — (52). "Four of his sons" should read: "Six 
of his sons grew to manhood." 

Page 132 — (144). Read: "Hannah Melinda Allender 

Page 133— (150). Read: "Alfred Allender (1197)." 

Page 148 — (183) Mrs. Josephine (Siggins) Utter, dau. 
of Orion Siggins (182), wife of Dr. Henry Edward Utter^ 
died Saturday, May 18, 1918, at Providence, R. I. 

She received her early education at Beaver College, and 
finished her studies at the Moravian Seminary at Bethle- 
hem. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist 
Church for a number of years ; was a member of the choir 
and a teacher in the Sunday School. Her infant son, George 
Herbert Utter, w'as buried with her. He was named for 
his grandfather who was once governor of the State of 
Rhode Island, and also served as a congressman from that 

Page 149— (187). b. January 5, 1860, refers to Frank 
Allen Wheeler. 

Page 151 — Read: "Mary Isham, dau. of Wilham and 
Katherine (Banks) Isham." 

Page 184 — (325). Omit the two lines, beginning: "Bertha 
Agrelius," and read them as the 4th and 5th lines in the 
next paragraph. 

Page 209— (426). Read: "m. 2nd Peter Smith (714)." 

Page 216— (555) Mrs. Charles Rose, dau. of Hon. Will- 
iam Whitfield and Lucy (Rowley) Connely, died suddenly 
June 10, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, and was buried in Tidioute, 
Pa., Thursday. June 13th. She had joined the Presbyterian 
Church in Tidioute in 1894, but after her removal to Youngs- 
ville. she united with the Methodist Church. She was active 
in all church and Y. W. C. A. work. 

Other Families 6:i9 

Page 265— (841(1) Raynioiul JJaiid While enlisted in 
the United States Naval Reserve Service at Municipal Pier, 
Chicago, June 29, 1918, and expects to enter the Ensign 
Training School in September, 

Page 279 — (849) Jerry Lloyd Siggins left his home in 
Twin Falls, Idaho, in June, 1917, to report for duty at Van- 
couver P>arracks, Wash., as an automobile mechanic to the 
commanding officer of the military aeronautics corps. 
Previous to his enlistment he had l)een foreman f)f the Wes- 
tern Automobile Company at Twin P'ails. 

Page 291 — For ancestors of Sarah Magill, see page .'i04. 

Page 363 — (1095) Thomas Dawson, m. Hannah Con- 
nely (956). 

Page 387— (1288) Mrs. Byron J. Jackson (Anna Alduma 
Mead), died in Youngsville, Pa., May 30, 1918. 

Page 445— (1564). Read: "Elizabeth Lamberton. who 
m. perhaps Daniel Sillivant." (Savage.) 

(1454). Read: "Bucks County, Pa." 

Page 466— (1628) Allen Trimble m. Margaret McDowell, 
dau. of Joseph and Margaret McDowell. 

Page 556 — Read: John Hubbard, born about 1620. 

(1923) Margaret Hubbard, in some accounts 
of the Hubbard family she is called Mary. 

Page 571 — (1992) James Richardson was born Novem- 
ber 7, 1803, not 1830. 

Page 591— 2147a and 2147b are sons of 2146. Omit * 
after 2147a. 



The figures following 
Joseph . 

A CO MB — 
James L. 

Lillian . 

. Dr. 299, 



Acres — 

Emilv . .471,568 
William 471, 568 

A D.AM s— 

Ann Elizabeth. 44 

Anne 344 

Bessie 44 

Bessie (Warren) 


David 44 

David, Jr. . . .44 
Frederick W.T.45 
George . . . .44, 47 
Georgiana Emily 


Jack 44 

Jane Kathleen 

Maud 45 

John . 34, 44, 335 

Thomas 44 

William .. .33,44 

Ar)c,,\TE — 

Thomas 191 

Adkixs — 

Mable 591 

Agnew — 

Alice 119 

Clarence 116, 119 
D. C., Mrs. . .116 
D. Corbet 116,119 
Ethel... 116, 119 

Agrelius — 
Alice Bertha 

Charles 186 

Eugene 186 

Frank 186 

Tna C 185 

Isaac W. 185, 186 
John 185 


the names indicate the 

John W... 185, 186 
John William 

183, 184 

Otto 186 

Peter 186 

Ray V 186 

Sarah Jane(Dem- 
mon) 183, 184 
Aiken — 

Bertha 595 

Clifford 595 

Irene 595 

Lula Nell ... 595 

Mary 595 

Paul 595 

Zed 595 


F. C, Col.... 329 

Albrecht — 

Eugene 298 

George, Rev. 298 
Leila 298 

Alcorn — 

William . . . .306 

Alden — 

Timothy, Rev.. 37 

Aldrich — 

Cordelia 349, 354 
Isaac . . . 349, 354 

Sarah 349 

William 333, 349, 

Alexander — 
Archibald. .28, 29 
James A., Dr. .29 
II., King of Scot- 
land 152 

The Great. . .545 

Alfred — 

The Great . . .546 

Alger — 

Madison. .25, 384 

Alldritt — 

Capt 276 

Allein — 

Joseph, Rev.. 274, 

Richard 274 

page numbers. 

Alleine — 

Edward . 416, 417 

Allen — 

, Mr 255 

, Mrs 90 

Abigail. .421, 423 

Abigail ( ) 

Mrs 425 

Abishai. .419,432 
Adam . . . 426, 429 
Adoniram . . . 425 
Ancestors . . .413 

Andrew 455 

Ann 425, 459, 

460, 478 

Ann < ) .415, 

Ann Penn. . . .456 

Anna 455 

Archibald . ..461 

Aretas 432 

Aron 425 

Aron C 427 

Arthur 413 


Mrs 432 

Benjamin . . .421, 

422, 424, 


Caleb. ..419, 421, 

422, 423, 432 

Gary 429, 430 

Charles, Capt. 457 
Charles Frank- 
lin 427 

Charles P 433 

Chief Justice 456 
Consider . . . .431 

Cyrus 566 

Daniel. .429, 493 
David ..421, 422, 

423, 425, 426, 
428, 429 

Dr 458 

Early Ancestors 


Ebenezer 424, 493 

Other Families 


Allen — Cont. 
Edward 411, 417, 

419, 420, 421, 
422, 423, 424, 
425, 431, 444, 

Eliza (Clagett) 


Eliza Sarah. .611 
Elizabeth... 422, 
424, 431, 455 
459, 461, 466 
Elizabeth (Flem- 
ming) . . . .429 
Elizabeth (Til- 
ford) . 272, 566 
Enoch. ..419, 432 
Ephraim .... 424 
Ethan . . 426, 427 
Ethan, Col.. .428 
Ethan, Family 497 
Ethan, Gen. 415, 
418, 419, 491, 

494, 495, 499, 
500, 501 

Ethan Voltair 496 

Eunice 432 

Eunice Lamber- 

ton 419 

Family.. 4 18, 491, 

Family of En- 
field and East 
Windsor, Conn. 


George. .414, 415, 

420, 433 
Hannah. . . . 431, 

492, 493 
Hannibal . . .496 
Heber, Mai. 494, 

498, 501 
Heman. .418. 419, 

420, 432, 494, 

495, 497, 498, 

Henry.. 255, 414 

Hepzibah 424 

Hester 493 

Hugh. . .446, 447, 

450. 458, 461, 

Hugh, Lieut. 518 
Ira 494,495,498, 

Ira Hay den . .501 
Ira, Maj. Gen. 501 

Isabella ( ) 


James. .433, 446, 

447, 450, 456, 

457, 458, 459, 
460, 461, 465, 
467, 468, 469, 
510, 516, 518, 

James, Capt. .482 
James, Col.. .469 
James Rankin 110 
Jane ("Jean") 
. .459, 465, 466 

Jemima 431 

Joanna 424 

Job 425 

Joel 432 

John. . .416, 418, 
419, 421, 422, 
423, 424, 425, 
431, 445, 446, 
450, 451, 454, 

458, 461, 469, 

492, 518, 566 

John, Col 611 

John H 427 

John Penn. . .455, 


Jonah 426 

Joseph. .418, 424. 

425, 461, 491, 

493, 494, 495. 
497, 501 

Joseph C, Hon. 


Joseph E 496 

.I.iscph W.. . .433 

Julia 433 


Mrs 120 

Laniberton .. .432 

Leah 151 

Levi 494, 501, 508 

Lineage 47 1 

Lorain I'.MJ 

Lothrop 422 

Lucinda . . . .494 

Lucius 132 

Lucy. . .I9:{. 49 J. 

495. 498 
Lucy Caroline 496 
Lydia. .445, 493. 

494. 497, 498 
Malcolm. 462, 463 

Malcom 488 

Malcum.272. 274. 
459, 460. 461. 
462, 510, 566 
Margaret . . .455, 
456, 459, 468, 
Margaret (An- 
derson) . .460. 
465, 467. 468 
Margaret (Eliz- 
abeth) . . .456 
Margaret (Feg- 

g>) ..469, 481 
Maria Juliet. .501 
Martha 421. 423. 

426. 431. 461 

Marv. . .416. 419. 

421, 423, 455. 

456. 459. 469. 


Mary Ann . . .496 

Marv (Baker) 

495. 501 

Mary (Rudd)446 
Marv (Cunning- 
ham) 461 

Marv Elizabeth 
.; 110 



Allen — Cont. 
Marv Melissa 

(Moore) ..110 
Mathew.418, 419, 

Matthew ...413, 

414, 416, 420 

Mrs 469 

Mehitable . . .192 
Mercy.. 425, 4.31, 

432, 493, 497 
Mercv (Wright) 


Moses. .425, 461, 

Nancv. .459, 469 
Nathaniel . . 423, 

Nehemiah . .418, 
445, 491, 492, 

Obed 432 

Obediah.415, 492 
Pamelia . . . .496 

— ' — (Poage). 

Mrs 469 

Rebecca. 459, 460, 

461, 462, 467, 


Record of IMar- 
riages 489, 490 

Rev. Dr 418 

Richard.. 414, 423 

Ruth 493 

Samuel.. 414, 415, 
416, 418, 419, 
420, 421, 422. 
423, 424, 425, 
426, 432, 448, 
491, 492, 493, 

Samuel. Capt. 

428, 429 

Samuol C. Hon. 

420, 421 


Samuel Flem- 
ming 426 

Sarah.. 415, 421, 
422, 424, 431, 
433, 451, 459, 

467, 469, 492, 
494, 580 

Sarah Ann . . 272, 
273, 463, 470, 
510, 565, 566 

Sarah Jane. .424 

Sarah (Kimball 
or Kimble) 423, 
424, 425, 431, 

Sarah (Wood 

Silence 493 

Theodore Free- 
linghiiysen 428 

Thomas. 415, 416, 
418, 419, 420, 
422, 446, 450, 
491, 492 

Thomas Dawson 

Timothy, Rev.. 20 

William. 272, 414, 
421, 422, 424, 
431, 445, 446, 
447, 450, 454, 
456, 457, 458, 

• 459, 461, 463, 

468, 469, 491, 
510, 518, 566 

Zimri, Lieut. 494, 
498, 501 

Allender — 


O / O, 

Alfred . 133, 638 
Alfred A. 374, 375 

Ann 219, 373 

Ann ( ).373 

Betsey 354 

Clarence .... 375 

Elizabeth 90, 333, 
336, 354, 373 

Emery 375 

Hannah Melinda 

James. .333, 354, 

363, 373, 374, 

Jay 374 

John 144 

John B 374 

Joseph. ..131 354, 

364, 373, 374 

Leona 133 

Leona May. .375 
Margaret M. 

(Siggins) . 375 

Martha 373 

Mary 373 

Mary Ann . . 374 
Rachel Elizabeth 


Ralph 374 

Rebacca ... .354 
Thomas Whitfield 


William 373 

Alleyn — 

Samuel 418 

Thomas, Sir. .418 

Allyn — 

Edward 413 

John, Col.. ..444 

Martha 415 

Matthew 413, 444 
(or Allen), Mat- 
thew 414 

Matthew, Col.. 

415, 491 

Thomas. 415, 416, 

(or Allen) 
Thomas. 413, 414 
William 413 

Alpin — 

King 359 

Other Families 


Altenburg — 

Ephriam . . .195 
Amberson — 

Nancy 440 

Anderson — 

Andrew 458, 518, 

Andrew, Col. 481 
Ann . . .512, 513, 

516, 522 
Ann Clark. . .519 
Anne 523,524,527 

Arline 521 

Betsy . .469, 481 
Bridget .512, 513 
Catherine. . .512 
Cecilia. .515, 517, 


Charity 516 

Charles.. 516, 517, 

520, 521 


Mrs 517 

David . .514, 516 
Edmund . . . .524 
Edward 524 

Edward Lowell . 


Elizabeth . ...512, 

513, 517, 519, 

521, 522, 524 

Elizabeth Clark 


Emma 593 

Family. .511, 525 
Family of Pen- 
ley, Eng. . . 512 
P^amily of Vir- 
ginia 515 

Frances .512. 513 

Frances Mar- 
shall 520 

Garland . . . .515 


Mrs 515 

George. .517, 522 

George, Dr. . .518 

borough) . .517 
Henry. .512. 513. 

524, 527 
Henry, Sir . .512, 


Hugh Roy . . . 520 

Ina C l.SG 

Irmingard . .521 
James. .242. 515, 

518, 519, 521. 

522, 525 
Jane. . .446, 447, 

458, 522 

Jean 518 

Jean ( ) .518 

John. . .512. 513, 

514, 516, 517, 

518, 519, 520, 

524 ' * 
John, Capt. . .517 
John Henry. .593 

Julius 524 

Katherine . 512, 


Larz 520 

Lucelia Poin- 

dexter .... 520 
Lydia . . 523, 524 
Margaret. . . 446. 

459, 460, 510,' 

512. 513, 516, 

Maria Williams 


Marriages . . . 526 


Mrs 517 

Martha (Craw- 
ford) 519 

Mary . .511, 512, 

513. 514, 515. 
517, 521 

Marv Louise. . 520 

Matthew ...511. 


•Matthew Mar- 
shall 520 

Nancy. .519, 522 
Nathaniel . .516 

Nelson 514 

Penel(;pe 512, 513 
Jiichard 512.513, 

514, 515. 516 
Richard Clough 

517, 519 

Richard H 521 

Richard. Sir. 509, 

510. 511. 513, 


Robert. .459. 510, 
512, 513, 511, 

515, 516, 517. 
518, 519, 520. 

521, 522, 521 
Robert, Jr.. . .515 

Sallie 519 

Samuel 517 

Sarah. . .71, 513. 

516, 522 

Sarah Jane. .520 

Saxon 522 

Thomas 514. 521. 

Thomas McAr- 

thiir 521 

William. 512. 513, 

517, 518. 519. 

522. 524 
William Mar- 
shall 520 

Andre — 

Ma.j 311 

Andrew — 

Col 469 

Andrews — 

John 24. 379 

John. Mai 324 

Robert 14. 27 

William.. 409. 552 

Anne — 

Queen 275 



Anson — 

Lord 61 

Anthony — 


Appleby — 

Thomas 448 


George 560 

Arbuckle — 

. Mr 468 

Alexander W. 468 

Argall — 

Richard 543 

Armstrong — 
Barbara Ellen 157 

Robert 157 

Sarah (Harold) 

Arnold — 

——. Mr. . . 196 
Benedict . . . .453 
Lettie 196 

Arters — 
Elizabeth 303 

Arther — 

Polly 31 

Arthur — 

, Miss . . .28 

Susan 13 

William. . .30, 31 
Arcndel — 

Earl of. .504, 505 

ASBl^RY — 

Bishop 368 

Ash — 

Arlington J. .587 
Nad i us Scott .587 
Virginia Arling- 
ton 587 

Ashman — 

, Mr 79 

Benjamin H. . .79 
Richard 79 

Ashton — 
Henry Alexan- 

fler 618 

•John 616 

Atchison — 

Nancy 233 

Audubon — 


August — 
Bell 296 

Aurelius — 


Austin — 

Reuben 517 

Ayer — . 

John 395 

Ayers — 

John C 30 

Babbercome — 
John 66 

Babbit — 
J. L 406 

Babcock — 

, Mr 196 

J. R 390 

Samuel E 30 

Badger — 
Ira 176, 323 

Bagnall — 

John 496 

Mary 496 

Bailey — 

, Mr 134 

A. R 240 

George Melton 


Joseph Wilson 


Leona May. .134 

Baird — 

Alfred T. . .'. .78 

Alma 79 

Arthur 78 

Benjamin. . .8, 78 
Benjamin Hood 


Charles 97 

Donald C 78 

Edmund C. . . .78 
Edmund J., Dr 78 
Eliza Frances. 78 

Everett 79 

Fanny 210 

Florence E .... 78 
Frances ... 78, 79, 

80, 81, 82, 83 
Francis Siggins 

ix, 8 

Janie 82 

Jennie 79 

John Paul .... 97 

Lydia 80 

Mary 78 

Mary E 78 

Rachel 79 

William Siggins, 

Rev 79 

Baker — 

Anne 541 

Catherine . . . 541 

Cecilia 540 

Edward 541 

Elizabeth. . . 540, 

543, 544 
Family of Eng- 
land 539 

Henry 541 

John. . .494, 541, 

John, Sir 539,540, 

541, 542, 543 
Katherine . . . 542 

Lineage 542 

Margaret . . . 539 
Mary. . .494, 497, 

540, 541, 622 

Richard 539 

Richard, Sir 540, 

541, 544 

Thomas 539 

Baldwin — 

Count of Flanders 


Baliol — 

John 538 

William 538 

Ball — 

, Mr 9;^ 

G. Y 405 

Isaac 166 

Marv 509 

Sarah . .93, 96, 166 

Ballard — 

F. W 149 

Baltimore — 

Lord 616 

Bangler — 

Arthur 297 

Bangs — 

Arthur C 278 

Caroline (Craps- 

ler) 278 

Edward 278 

Frederick A . . 278 

James 278 

John. Dr 278 

Jonathan . . . .278 

Oliver 278 

Ruth Tisdale 278 

Banks — 

Gen 427 

Banning — 

Alma Louise.. 606 

Ashley 606 

Benoni 604 

Bertha Lucile 606 
Caroline Agness 


Cynthia Ellen 606 
Cyrus Walker 606 
Dorothea ... 605 

Edith 605 

Elizabeth (Black) 


Elizabeth Mary 


Ephraim, 604,605 

Ephraim, Jr. 605, 

Ephraim Pink- 

ney 604 


Other Fa.milies 

Esther 605 

Helen Ruth. .605 
Hubert Ashley 


Hubert (!harles 


Hubert T(Mnplo 


Jennie Malvern 


John 601 

Joseph Gilmer 


Letitia Louise 

60 I 

Margaret Ellen 


Martha Bell . . 606 
Pierson W. . .5;)5 
Pierson Worrall 

. .605, 607, 609 
Pinkney Asa. 604 

Record' 604 

Samuel Walker 


Sarah Louise 605 
Thomas Allen 605 
Thomas Ephraim 


Thomas Gilmer 


Walker 605 

Barber — 

, Miss. . . .51 

Henry, Rev. . . .75 

Moses 259 

Rebekah . . . .259 
Rebekah (But- 
ler) 259 

William ... 74 

Barclay — 

Hugh 481 

Bardwell — 

Samuel 431 

Barnard — 

Samuel 493 

Samuel. Capt. 42 1 



, Mis.s.. . .576 

Adam Clark. .150 
Adelbert Wilson 


Alice C 120 

Bertha Anna 121 
Dorothv . . . .337 

Irma 150 

Jane US 

Jail" Young. . .85 
Jane Y. Siggins 


Nannie (Gar- 
net) 150 

William Calvin 


Wilson C. 103.131 

Barnett — 

C. M 600 

Stella 345 

Barr — 
Catherine (Shar- 

row) 167 

Henrv Clav. .167 
H. H.. Rev.. .167 

Lenora 298 

Marion 298 

Peter 298 

Raymond . . .298 

Barret — 

George 540 

Barris — 

Joseph H 30 

Barry — 

Ann 469 

Bart 1 1 GLOME WE — 

Andrew 408 

Barton — 

John 449 

Bash FIELD — 

Abigail 200 


Amelia Ann. .64 
Hugh. Sir 64 



Batte — 

Henrv 529 

Mary ( ) 529 

Sarah 529 

Thomas 529 


; Miss. . .523 

, Mr. . . . 523 

Baugh — 

Ethel 480 

Baynton — 

Peter 450 

Rebecca 450 

Beach — 

Elizabeth 64 

William, Rev. .58 

Beaghan — 

Edmund . . . .541 
Edmund Stun- 
gate 541 

Beale — 

.John 64 

Abraham 121, 123 

Albert 123 

Alice 124 

Belle 124 

Catherine . . . 123 

Daniel 123 

Elizabeth . . . 123 

Ellen 124 

Family 123 

Fayette 123 

Henrietta . . ..123 

Henry 123 

Tda 124 

James 123 

•Jenny 123 

John 123 

Kirk 124 

Laura 124 

Margaret . . . 123 
Mary. . .123, 124 
Melissa .103, 121, 

123. 132 
Lincoln 124 

Nancy (Whit- 
ton) 121 

Samuel 123 

Warren 124 

Beardsley — 

William 398 

Be.\tty — 
Christiana . . .241 

James 241 

John 241 

Beaty' — 
Abigail (Mead) 


Albert Boone 243 
Alice Abigail 243 

Ann 241 

Ann Townsend 


Benjamin . . .242 
Christiana . .241 

Clark 242 

David . . 16, 239, 

242 391 
David Willis 239, 

243, 244 
Edgar Leidy..243 
Elizabeth . . .241, 

242, 243 

Family 241 

Francis 241 

Helen 239 

Helen Maude 243 

James 242 

Jane 242 

John 241, 242 

John, Sr. . ..241 
Jonathan . . . .242 
Martha Susan 

Mary. .'.241', 242 

Milton 239 

Milton Jackson 

Nellie . ....'! 242 
Orris Weston 

16, 242 

Robert 241 

Robert, Jr 241 

Thomas. .16, 241, 

Walter Weston 


William 242 

Beauchamp — 

Catherine .. . .596 
Bebee — 

Dr 494, 498 

Beck — 

Clara Mary . . 584 
Edward Scott 
. .583, 584, 585 

Edwin 583 

Lillian Sarah . 584 
Martha Milton 


Mary Hamilton 


Mary Hamilton, 
D. A. R. Rec- 
ord of 588 

Mary Hamilton 

(Scott) . ...584 
M. M., Capt..584 
Moses Milton, 

Capt 583 

Thomas Milton 


Thomas Reilly 585 
William Thorn- 
ton 583 

William Thorn- 
ton, Jr 584 

Bedingfield — 

Margaret .... 544 
Beebe — 

M. C 165 

Beers — ■ 

Capt 551 

Beggs — 

Adam 345 

Belknap — 

Abraham . . . 395 

Hannah 395 

Jerem.y 395 

Other Families 


Belknap — Cont. 

John 395 

.loseph o95 

Mary 395 

Robert, Sir. .395 
Samuel 395 

Bell — 

Bettie 468 

David 611 

David S 467 

Elizabeth . ..408, 

Elizabeth (Hen- 
derson) . .467, 

Francis . ... 458 
Henderson M. 468 
James . .448, 459, 

Jane 468 

J. Franklin, Gen. 


John 457 

John J 467 

Joseph.. 467, 468 

Julia 468 

J. Wayt 468 

Lucy Pope. . .574 
Margaret 447, 468 

Mary 468 

Nancy 468 

Rebecca . . . .468 

Samuel 458 

Sarah . .467, 468 
Susan... 459, 468 
Susan Pope.. .572 
William, Major 

459, 468 
William A., Col. 

459, 467 

William J. D. 468 

Belnap — 

Alton Reno. .396 
Archimedes Mad- 
ison 396 

Austin I'Metcher 

Carra Myrtle 396 

Druzilla.235, 256, 
395. 568 

Druzilla E.. .251, 
470, 472, 567 

Elizabeth (Mead) 
235, 257, 383 

Ezra 395 

Family 395 

NiramP 396 

Philo Gurnsey 
235, 257, 383, 
395, 567 

W. D 171 

William D.. . .396 
Benner — 

Clark 34 

Bennet — 

, Mr 603 

Benton — 

Jessie 215 

Bere — 

Anne 61 

James 61 

Berger — 

Lillian 282 

Berkley — 

Lord 545 

Berry — 

George 34 

Beverly — 

William 475 


, Mrs. ..312 

Biggs — 

Nancy . . 373, 374 


Ella 195 

Flora 195 

Nicholas .... 195 


Anne Naome 375 

Edgar 375 

Edward .... 133 

Harold I :}75 

S. Autumn . .:i7r> 

Birney — 

.John 631 

iicl)crra 634 

Robert 633 

BlRTCir. — 

Frank 349 

Ccorgr :M9 

Ida 349 

Jerry 349 

Ray 349 

Black — 

Catherine Louise 


Charles'.'!!' !224 

(Jeorge 182 

Harriet .221, 227 

Harry 224 

Jeremiah S.. 

Hon 341 

Metta (Ackin) 

William .'! ! ! !224 

Blackall — 

John 614 

Blackburn — 
Thomas 484 

Blair — 

Hannah 338 

Rebecca 359 

Blake — 
, Mr 197 

Blakeman — 

Cynthia 578 

Blakesley — 
Abigail O'Dell 


Ann . . ..178. 182 
Benjamin Frank- 
lin 182 

Prudence ( ) 


Prudence A.. 404. 

Reuben 405 



Blanch ARD — 
Judson, Capt. 166, 

Blim — 

Samuel 228 

Blinn — 

H. G.. Rev.. .180 


R. C 215 

Blodget — 

Claude Raymond 


Daniel Archi- 
medes 397 

Jean 397 

Lewis Wm. . .397 
Marian Bernice 


Percy Langdon 


Rush M 397 

Spencer Langdon 


Stella Carra. .397 
Ward Belnap 397 

Blodgett — 

Daniel 396 

Lineage 398 

Samuel 396 

Solomon . . . .396 

Susan 396 

Thomas 396 

Blossom — 

Frederick . . .216 
William 216 

Boiiler — 

Peter 9 

Bole — 

William J.. . .382 


Flora (Jack) 278 

Frank S 278 

Rillia V^adia. .278 


. Mr. ... 179 

Alexander . . .179 

Emma R. ... .179 Ethel Blanche 
George 179 401 

Bond — John Jay . ..401 

Henry, Dr 409 John Jay, Jr. 401 

Isreal 200 Sally (Hay- 

BONNER — ward) . ..401 

James, Capt. . .23, William . ...401 
378 Boyd- 

Boone — Florence . . . 296 

Daniel.. 272,377, Boys— 

558 William, Dr. 466 

Hannah.. 377, 390 Braddock — 

Booth— Gen 19, 310, 

Judson 196 446, 458 

Lucy 196 Braden— 

Lyman 196 Sarah 133 

BosTOCKE — Bradford — 

Edmond . . . .555 , Mr. . . .627 

BoswoRTH— Daniel 230 

Abigail 549 David 302 

Haniniel (or Livingston B. 
Haniel) Hunter . .230 
549, 553 Mary Hunter 230 

BOUTEL (or ' Bradshaw— 

BOUTELL) — Thomas . ...276 

, Mr. . 169, Bradstreet— 

295 Sarah 556 

Harold.. 169, 295 Brady— 

Bowen— Alfred Spates 

Arabell .261, 568 227 

Robert 488 Alfred Spates, 

Bower — Jr 227 

Jacob, Capt.. .218 Nancy Caroline 

Bowers — 227 

Pearl 352 Bragg — 

BOWLE— Diddle 593 

Henry 408 Brant — 

Bowman— Charles . ...352 

David 171 Bray — 

BoWYER— Maria Sophia . 53 

Elizabeth . ..512 Thomas 63 

Francis 511 Brayser — ■ 

John 511 Susannah . .139 

William, Sir .512 Breckenridge — 

BoYCE— Alexander . . 475 

Belle Adelaide 476 

401 Robert, Maj. 476 

Other I'\\mii.ii;s 





Beauford . . 


Cassius . . . 


Charlie . . . 




Corbet . . . . 




Finnis . . . . 




Hulda . . . . 


Hulda Jane. 


Laura . . . • 




Mabel . . . . 




Porter . . . . 


Raymond . . 


Robert 601 

Washington 590. 

William . ... 600 

Brent — 

Theodore . . .261 

Breunesholtz — 
Mary 371 

Brewer — 

Asa 595 

Brice — 

John 428 

Bridges — 

Edmond . . .410 

Bridport — 

Lord . . 59, 62, 63 
Viscount . ... 65 

Brink — 




Andrew . . 

. 195 

Edna .... 


Francis . . 


Harrison . . 


Josiah . . . 

. .195 

Porter . . . 

. .195 



Abraham . 


Broadhead — 

Col 27. 29 


, Mr. . . .290 

John :M1 

Margaret . . .341 


James 573 

Brodrick — 
Helen Eliza- 
beth 441 

Brondig — 
John 448 

Bronson — 

Mary 495 

Rev 368 

Richard , . .495 

Brooks — 

Eunice 11-") 

Brown — 

, Mr... .197. 

449, 518 
Alexander 67, 416 
Alexander, Capt. 


son), Mrs. 518 
Emerson Con- 

nelv 210 

G. Clark ....210 
Guy S., Rev. .298 
H. H., Dr... .167 

Jean 483 

John. ..176, 323 

Mav 499 

Wallace R. . . 369 
William . . . .451 

Broyles — 

Margaret . . . 523 

Bryan — 

Robert 534 


(Dorsey) .426 

Buccleuch — 

Duke of 545 


President . . .:;il 


Cupt 495 

liUDl) — 

, Mr. . . .451 

Ann 449 

Ann ( ) 449 

Anne . 449. 450 

Catherine ( ) 


Elisha 449 

I'^amilv 448 

Cilbert, Col. .449 
(;ilbert. M. D. 449 

Hannah 450 

Hetty 449 

James 449 

John . .148. 450 
Jonathan . . . 119 
Joseph. .118, 4 19 

Joseph Nicholas 

Martha ( ) 

445. 450 

Marv. . .445, 449, 

450, 451 
Merriam . . .449 
Ophelia .... 149 

Pheobe 449 

Rose J 450 

Sarah. . . 11!). 150 
.Sarah ( ) 


Susannah ( ) 


Tamar. . 119. 150 
Thomas. 445. 150. 

Underbill . . . 149 

Biiel — 

Parker 30 


Sarah 189 


Dianah 203 




Marcia 515 

Bird — 

Edward 453 

Bl'RDlCK — 

Myrtle 119 


James 393 


Thomas . . . .395 

General 148 

Burke — 

Governor . . . 358 

Richard . . . .492 


Jennie 286 


Ethel vn . ...352 
Luella 352 

Burnett — 

, Mrs. .. .48 

Burns — 

J. P.. Rev.... 205 

Robert 142 

Robert, Maj . .487 


James P. . . . 587 
Burrows — 
Alice Winefred 


Ijoren Gilbert 

280, 281 

Robert Chaffee 


Burt — 

David . .424, 492 
Ruth 492 

P.USH — 

, Mr. . . .178 

Crean 495 

George, Capt. 

Bush NELL — 

Abigail. 188, 189, 

Alburn 195 

Alexander . . 193, 

Alice . . 193, 196 

Amasa 194 

Amasa, Jr. . . 194, 


Amelia 197 

Asa Smith . . 192, 


Ashbel 194 

Betsey 194 

Carrie 195 

Celia 195 

Charles 195 

Chauncey . . . 196 
Chauncey S. . 194 
Clarisy . ... 197 
Daniel .189, 192, 

194, 195 

Delos 195 

Dr 436 

Ebenezer . . . 189 

Edith 195 

Edna 195 

Edward Har- 

wood . ... 193 

Eletra 195 

Elias . . .195, 197 
Elizabeth . . . 189 

Ella 197 

Elmer 196 

Elvira 195 

Elzer 195 

Ephraim 189, 193 

Esther 189 

Eunice 195 

Family 191 

Fannie Ludlow 


Francis. 188, 190, 

191, 194 
Frank 197 


Mrs 197 

Gordon 195 

Hannah 189, 194 
Harriet . . . .197 

Harriet Elmina . 


Hepzibah . . . 189 

Ida 197 

James... 194, 195 
James Jason.. 193 

Jason 192 

John 188 

John, Jr 193 

John, Sr 188 

John Handley 193 
John Ludlow 193 
Jonathan . . . 189 
Joseph. .191, 192 

Joshua 188 

Josiah. .189, 193, 

194, 195 
Judeth. .188, 189 

Judson 196 

Julia 195 

Kate 195 

Linnie 195 

Lorin . .... .196 

Luella 195 

Lyman 195 

Martha 190 

Martin 197 

Mary . . . 189, 190 
Mayette . ... 195 

Melzer 195 

Mertie 197 

Nancy. ..194, 195 
Nathan. .192, 193 
Nathaniel . . . 189 

Phineas, Sergt. 


Priscilla . ... 189 
Prudence 194, 196 
Rebeka..l88, 189 
Records .... 188 
Richard 190, 191 
Samuel.. 188, 189 

Sarah 189 

Saraw .190 

Stanley 196 

Stella 195 

Stephen .... 188 

Other Families 


Thomas . ... 188 

Will 188 

William 188, 189, 

William, Lieut. 
189, 190 

Butcher — 

Edmond . . . .55-1 

Butler — 

, Mrs. . . 594 

Ann Eliza. . .611 
Cyrus, Rev. ..217 
Elizabeth . . .617 

George 74 

James 617 

Margaret 56, 508 
Nathan, Lieut. 596 

Pierce 611 

Pierce, Capt. 611 
Thomas . . . .617 
William . ... 508 

Byron — 

Lord 142 

Cady — 

Benjamin . . .202 

Calbeck — 

Elizabeth . ... 40 

Caldwell — 

Annie 487 

J. A 35 

John 525 

Calhoun — 

Kittie 523 

W. 0., Rev... 146 

Callander — 
Ann 310, 311,312 
Robert 310 

Calvert — 

Leonard . . . .616 

Camp — 

Irwin, Col. . . 439 
John 383 

Campbell — 

Ann 488 

Arthur.. 486, 488 


Mrs 483 

Capt 465 

Ci'.thcriiu' . . .is:; 
Cecelia Ann. .483 
Col. . . .465, 559 

Cyrus ] 62 

David . .486. 488 
Eliza Ann . . .1()2 

Ella 161 

Ella May 162 

Family 161 

Francess . . . .483 

Gustavus Brown 


Isaac 483 

Isaac. Rev. . .482 
James. .162, 483, 

Jean 483 

John 161,270,486 
John, Lieut. .500 
John. M. D.. .483 

Joseph 161 

M 525 

Margaret . . . 488 
Martha . . . .488 

Mary 488 

Nancy (Story) 162 
Patrick . ... 488 
Polly 31 


Mrs 483 

Robert .458, 488 

Robert S 162 

Sarah 488 

William . 483, 488 
Cannon — 

. Mr. . .402 

Cantazune — 
Prince 630 

Carey — 

Sylvester . ... 30 

Carlisle — 

Lieut.-Col. ..596 

Cak.naha.n' — 
Andrew Hen- 
derson . . . 635 

Caknev — 

Eleanor . . . .233 
Elizabeth . . . .41 

C a rot HERS — . 

James 559 


FraiiU 145 

John . . . .68, 69 

Samuel 68, 69 

William 30 

Cakr — 

Ann 383 

David 30 

Carrie — 

Agnes A 405 

Carroli. — 

William . . . .637 

Carson — 

F. C 116 

F. C. Mrs.. .116 
Frederick . . .120 
Goldie . .116. 120 

J. G 146 

Josephine 116.120 

Lewis 116 

Louis 120 

Pearl 120 

Carter — 

Abigail 113 

Almond F. . .109 
Ban-allai ...114 

Charles 114 

Clari.ssa . ... 108 
Clarissa Martin 

102, 109. 115, 

Cyntha .... 603 

Daniel li:i 

Deborah . . . .113 

Dr 113 

Ebenezer .... 113 
Eleazar . ... 113 

Ezra 113 

Family 112 



Carter — Cont. 
Joseph. Capt. 114 
•Joseph Trum- 
bull . .108, 115 

Judith 113 

Mary 113 

lAIarv (Dalton) 


Olive Fuller. .108 

Samuel 113 

Theophilus . 113 
Thomas 113, 114 
Thomas. Rev. 

. .112, 113, 114 
Timothv . ..113 
\V. K.. Gen... 137 

C.\rter-Brown — 
John 614 

Carteret — 

Caroline . . . .538 
George, Sir 538, 

Cartwright — 

Estella 591 

H. L 591 

Mason Breeding 

Caruth — 

, Mr. . . .524 

Louisa 524 


Anne 192 

Henrv 611 

Judith 611 


Ada 386 

Ada L 386 

Frank 386 

Catesby — 

William . . . .502 

Catlin — 

Dora 589 

Guy. Mrs. . . .494 
Moses 491 

Catline — 

Margaret . . .502 
Robert 502 

Catlyn — 

Mary . . . 503, 509 
Robert, Sir 503, 
Cawthorn — 

Catherine . . . 151 
Emeline .... 151 

James 151 

Richard 151 

Chad WICK — 

Alma 216 

Edward . . . .216 
William . . . .216 

Chaffee — 
Alice Bell . .280, 

Alice May . . .281 
Amy Irene . .280 
Clara M. 280, 281 
Fannie .280, 281 
Henry George 

280, 281 

Leander A, .235, 

Mary D. 280, 281 

Chamberlain — 
Luther, Dr. . . 283 

Chambers — 

James, Col.. .218 

Champion — 

Thomas 66 

Champlin — 

Delia 197 

George 197 

Chandler — 
John 30 

Chapin — 

Elder 91 

J. E., Rev 98 

Chapman — 

Louise 240 

Charlemagne — 


Charles — 

1 513 

n 64 

XIV 186 

Edward . ... 360 

Chase — 

Amelia 215 

Ann Eliza. . .215 
C. Emerson. .215 
O. F. ... 352, 353 
0. F., Mrs. . .xi 

Oliver 355 

Oliver F. . . . 215 
Oliver G. 207, 215 
Walter 215 

Chaucer — 

Geoffrey . ... 555 

Chedworth — 
Lord 153 

Chess — 

Luella 437 

Chestnut — 

Lenora 635 

Chipman — 

Mable Cleo . . 250 
Martha (Davis) 


Marv E. 250, 253 
Myrtle M. . . . 250 
Norman .... 250 
W^atson B. . . 250 
Watson B., 

Mrs 249 

Ch is WELL — . 

Miss 577 

Christian — 

Clara M. . . . 186 

Church — 

Alfred 195 

Martha . ... 195 

Olive 195 

Ray 195 

Rose 195 

Churchill — 

Alice 139 

Anne 139 

Annie 139 

Armistead . .140 
Benjamin . . . 139 

Other Famimks 


Church I LI — Cont. 
Benjamin Phil- 
lips 139 

Caroline (Mc- 

Masters) .1:18 
Catherine . . . 139 
Charles . ... 139 
Demarius . . . 139 
Edward . ... 139 
Familv .... 139 

Frank 139 

Gardner A. . . 140 

George 139 

Henry. 138, 139 

Henry Mortimer 


Herman . ... 139 
Isaac . . . 139, 140 
John... .139, 140 

John S 139 

John S.. Mrs. 140 

Jonas 139 

Joseph 139 

Judith 151 

Katherine . .139 

Katie 139 

Lavina 139 

Leatha Estell 138 

Lillie 139 

Mary 139 

Morgan Neeley 


Nancy 139 

Pheobe 139 

Polly 139 

Randolph, Sir 140 
Rebecca .... 139 

Reuben 139 

Richard .... 139 
Richard John 140 

Robert 139 

Rossell 139 

Susan 139 

Walter Scott 138, 

William, Col.. 140 

Winston . . . . 1 !<> 
Winston, Sir. 110 
Clagett — 

Darius 42o 

Eliza 120 

Claire — 

H. H., Rev.. .318 

Clark — 

Ann .519 

Charles P... . .121 

David 242 

Dona Virginia 


Elizabeth (Mc- 

Mullen) .. .286 
George Rogers 


James 355 

Jennie . . 133, 141 

John 286 

Judson 123 

Marie P)arnes 


Mary 242 

Rev 171 

William 48 

William S. ..286 
W. S., Mrs. .284, 


Claw SON — 

Charles Hamil- 
ton Ill 

Louise Gertrude 


Rhoda J. 

(Smith) . .111 

Claybourne — 
William . . . .616 

Cleary — 

Ann Sullivan 460 
Walter Warden 
460. 479 

Clem — 

Clara 179 

Cliborne — 

Janet 516 

("LI.NCER — 

William Floyd 


Clinton — 

Henry 211 

James 241 


Annie (Poin- 
dcxtor) . . .516 

Elizabclh . . .516 

Richard . . . .516 
Clyne — 

Caroline . . .212 


183, 188 

Leon a . 

Cobb— • 

, Mr. . .383 

Annie 601 

Corine 602 

Daisev 602 

Elbert 601 

Harvev 601 

Herchel . . . .601 
Rosy 602 


Theodore . . .246 


George. Col. . 117 

Cochran — 

Samuel 436 

William 30 

Cochrane — 

Eliza 221 

Henrv 224 

James.. .220. 224 


:\Iargaret. .39. 76 


Nicholas . . . .398 


•lohn 448 

Coffincwood — 

I\Iiss 354 

(\)GSWELI. — 

Elizabeth 286,287 
Robert 144 



Coleman — 
William . . 

Coles — 

Robert, Rev 

Collins — 
. Mr. . , 



Nathaniel . 

Phillip 67 

T. D 146 

Tirzah 203 


Christian . . .484 


Deborah . . .201 

Combs — 

Alice 212 

Bessie 213 

Ella 213 

George 213 

I.^^abel 213 

Joseph 212 

Kate 212 


Mrs 213 

Con A NT — 

Harvey 238 


Elizabeth . . . 338 

Henry 338 

Jane (Stroud) 338 


. Mr 33 

Con LEY — 
Constantine, Jr. 


Rebecca J. (Mc- 
Carty) . ..358 


Constantine .359 
Connelly — 

Edmund 356, 358 
Ella Mead. . .388 

Family 356 

Fletcher . . . .355 

George 354 

Hannah . . . .354 

(or Connelley), 
Henrv. .356, 358, 

Henry, Capt. 357, 

359, 360 
Isaac. . 218, 353, 

354, 355 
James L., Judge 

36. 162, 165, 

170, 333 
John.... 356, 358 

Mary 354 

Nancv. .333, 354 

Polly 355 

Rachael . . . .355 
Rebecca. 354, 355 
Sarah . .322, 354 

Susan . .218, 354, 


(or Connelley), 
Thomas 356, 358, 

Whitfield ... 355 
William 36, 353, 

354, 355 

(or Connelley), 
William Elsey 

357, 358, 359, 



Amedia .337, 352 
Austin Monroe 


Austin Warner 


Charles 144, 337, 

Clarence Mor- 

ley 337 

Edith A 216 

Eliza . .333, 354 
Elizabeth ..207, 

336, 339, 341 
Elizabeth (Al- 

lender) . ..341 

Ella ("Lola") 

Elnora . . .216 
Family. .206, 332 
Flora Adaline 216 
Frank Harold 337 
George, Dr. . . 333 
Hannah 333, 363, 

364, 639 

Helen E 215 

Herbert Lee. 337 

Ida M 216 

Isaac. 78, 90, 332, 

334, 335, 336, 

352, 636 
Isaac, Judge 206, 

210, 334 
James .170, 333, 

James A. . . .352 
James A., Mrs. 


James Findley 

336, 337 

James Fletcher 


Jane 333, 354 

John Fletcher 

207, 214 

Judge 170 

Kenneth Austin 


Leon Sidney 215 
Lucy (Rowley) 


Marriage Rec- 
ords . .361, 362 
Martin .... 352 
Martin Harrison 


Mary ..333, 336, 

Mary (Polly) 

207, 215 

Newton J 215 

Orlin 352 

Rachel 213 

Other Families 


CONNELY — Cont. 

Rachel Hemp- 
hill ..336. 346 
Rebecca. 207, 210, 

211, 333, 334, 

336, 373 
Reunions . . .352 
Robert.. 333, 334, 

Sarah .207, 333, 

335, 349 
Sarah (Siggins) 

210, 218 

Sidney Samuel 

215, 388 

Stella (Barnett) 


Susan. .207, 209, 

219, 333 
Wales . ..... 352 

Wales, Mrs. .352 
William 333, 334, 

335, 336, 341, 

345, 347, 352, 

373, 636 
William, Rev. 30, 

31, 237, 334 
William A... 352 

William Mc- 
Calmont . .345 

William Whitfield 
206, 207, 215, 
217, 638 

Willie 347 


Alexander . . .485 

Converse — 

John K., Rev. 433 

Cook — 

, Mr. ...100 

Capt 63 

Jane.... 626, 627 
William, Col. 626, 


Egbert 1 S 1 

Elizabeth . . . IKl 
Laura M. . . .181 
Margaret . . .202 
Permelin S.. .297 

Cooper — 

Tobias 66 

Coover — 

Mary 389 

Cope — 

Anthony, Sr. .56 
Thomas, Jr.. .411 

Copeland — 

, Mrs. . .613 

H. P., Dr.... 352 
H. P., Mrs. .352 

Park hurst . . 



Phylis .... 


Ralph, Mrs.. 


Corbett — 

Thomas, Rev 



Abel Rathbone, 






Margaret . . 



M. G., Capt. . 


Cornelius — 

Abigail . . . 


Cornell — 

J. S 


Cornet — 

William . . . 




Chief.. 17, 18 

s 20, 

21, 22 


Chief . .. 





Lord . ... 17 


Thomas, Capt. 



- -, Miss. . .333 
Elizabeth ...336 

Cotton — 

John, Rev 556 

Sarah 556 

Coulter — 

Thomas ..33, 228 


AnthoDv . . . .34 
John f 34 

Cowan — 

Epliriam . . .400 
Malvina 16 


Thomas .511, 513 


Frances . ... 600 

Coxe — 

Daniel. Col.. .455 

Marie 455 

Mary (Francis) 


Sarah 455 

William .... 455 

Crabtree — 

Sallie 600 

Craft — 

Anna 442 

A. N.. Rev. . . 147 
George L. ... 442 
James N. . . .441 

Craig — 

. Mr. . ..487 

Agnes . .518. 521 
James. .447, 468. 

518, 521 
Jane (Ander- 
son) 447 

John. Rev. . .522 
Joseph M. . .566 
Margaret . . .467 

Mary 518 

yinry (Laird) 
518, 521 



Craig — Cont. 

Pattie E. . . .611 
William 447. 458, 
161, 518 

Chain — 

Ccorge 339 

Cram — 

Jacob. Rev. . .237 

Cramer — 
Clara Virginia 630 
James Grant 630 

John 630 

John. Rev 630 


(Bower) . .630 

Crary — 

Esther (Stone) 


James 114 

Mary 114 

Crawford — 

, Mr. . . .477 

Alexander . . .519 
Ann ("Nancy") 


Elizabeth 467,476 

Fannie 230 

George W. . . 467 

James 468 

James. Maj. .467 
Jane (Kerr) 342 
Jessie B. . . .342 
John 30, 33, 

228, 458, 460, 

467, 468, 481 
John. Major 459, 

Mar.eraret . . .167 
Martha .481, 518 

Mary 467 

Patrick .459, 518 

Polly 469 

Rachel 481 

Rachel (Leslie) 


Rebecca 160, 467 
Robert H. . .571 

Sally 467 

Sally (Mead) 459 

Sally (Wilson) 

William . . . .519 

William R. . . 342 
Criswell — 

Miss 559 

Crocker — 

Emma J 582 

Cromwell — 

Oliver . . 132, 419 
Crosby — 

David 516 

Croshaw — 

Joseph, Maj. 413 

Unity 413 

Crotty — 

Lawrence . . .480 
Crull — 

Emanuel 176, 323 


Polly . .290, 291 


Alexander . . . 544 

Cumberland — 
Jane 162 


Charles, Rev. 557, 

559, 560 
Donna Anna 240 
H. H., Capt. 260, 

Elizabeth . . .487, 

Family 485 

George Farley 

: 483 

Hugh 488 

Isaac 488 

Isabella 487 

James . 459, 482, 

485, 486, 488, 

510, 562 
Jerry. . .279, 473 
John . . . 485, 487, 


Josephine (Bal- 
lard) 279, 473 

Lilias 484 

Margaret . . . 488 
Margaret ( ) 


Jessie Winona 


Samuel. Rev. 608 
Sarah McKay 

(Weld) ...240 

Parker . . . 240 

Cunningham — 
Alexander . .484, 

Charles Edwards 
Cuthbert 485, 486 

457, 510 

Martha 486 

Mary . . 459, 488, 


Moses 488 

Nellie. .256, 279, 
473, 568 

Rebecca Janet 


Robert. .486, 487 

Walter, Capt. 487 

William 436, 484 

William, Sir 483 


Currie — 

Joshua F. 171, 175 
Currin — 

Jane 564 

Curry — 

Jane 71 

Robert 71 

Curtis — 

C. B 34 

Ruth.. . .114, 377 

Daniel Parke 509 

0th KK Famii.iks 


Cutter — 

William Richard 

Dabney — 

Ann 517 

Mary 516 

Dagnall — 

, Mr. . .512 

Dale — 

Gaylord . ... 229 

James 229 

Jesse 35, 367 

Marion W. . . . 35 
Mary (Lamb) 

35, 367 

Nancy. . .35, 364, 


Rev 160 

Sarah A 35 

William 228, 229 

Dalson — 

Elitia 54 

John 54 

Dalton — 

Mary 113 

W. J 636 

Dalzell — 

Amanda .... 244 
David Beaty 244 
Helen Patricia 


William Fred- 
erick 244 

William R. B. 244 
Dana — 

Rachel 202 

Dandridge — 

John 509 

Martha 509 

Darnell — 

Dorothy Wins- 
ton 597 

Elizabeth . . .581 
James Samuel 


James Samuel, 
Jr 597 

Milton Thorn- 
ton 574 

Warren . . . .57 1 

Dasey — 

('apt 559 

Davenport — 

Sarah E. 479, 481 

David — 

I. of Scotland 5 Ki 

Davidson — 

Daniel I) 30 

Da VIES — 

Samuel, Rev. 429 

Davis — 

, Mr. 16. 239 

, Mrs. . .558. 

Abraham. 30, 404 
Amanda .... 627 

Ann 627 

Ann Devendorf 


Ashel 405 

Beckie Pajan 312 
Benjamin . .561, 

Benjamin, Dr. 

.' 627 

Charles 561 

Charles L. . .405 
Darius 404 

Desiah (Little) 


Diannah . . . 562 
Elijah . .30. 383. 

Elijah H 401 

Elizabeth . . .561 

Elsie 404 

Evan. . .627.628. 

Family. .404, 628 

Family of Spott- 
svlvania Co., 

Va 561 

Felix 561 

Fielding . . . .561 

(I race 106 

Homer F. . .KXJ 
l.saac . . . 176, 627 
.lanu'S. . .28. ."'.O. 

101. 561, 562 
•lanu's Ciuentiii 


Jffr.'r.son.s:;. 583, 
627. 628, 629 

Joe 406 

■John . . .404. 562 

John \V 405 

J( 628 

Jo.seph Emory 


Lark in .558. 561. 

Laura A. ... 405 
Laura (Little- 
field) 406 

Lucinda . . . .627 
Margaret . . .478, 

Margaret How- 
ell 628 

.Alartha . . . .250 

Marv 561 

Marv Alice .406 
Marv Ann. . .627 

Matildn 627 

M. B.. Mrs. . .231 

Meed a (P.oot) 


P. Filmore . . 405 
Reuben P. . .405 

Robert 627 

Robert E. . .405 
Samuel 626. 627. 
628. 629 

Sarah :\>^f> 

Snead 561 

Susan . .382. 383. 

Susan H. . . .405 

Susan Whitney 


Su.^^annah . . . 562 



Davis — Cont. 

Thomas 561, 562 

Walter 486 

Walter. Jr. ..487 
Walter. Sr. . . 487 
Walter L. . ..406 
Willard J. ..405, 

William 30, 487, 

561. 562 
William A . . 404, 

William C. . .487 
W. J 171 

Dawson — 


A.'^bury .354. 364 
Caroline 354, 365, 

Elizabeth 90, 363, 

364. 369, 374 
Emeline Ross 369 

Emily 366 

Emma . . 
Family . . 
Fletcher 144, 365, 


Frances 368 

Georg'e Smith 365 
Hannah. .90, 354, 

Hannah Connel- 




Hannah Emeline 


Harriet 354, 365, 

Hemphill ...354 
Henry . .369, 370 
T.saac .... 354, 367 
Isaac Uans . . 364 
Isabelle .... 365 
James .354, 363, 

365. 636 

James. Jr 90 

James, Sr. ... 90 
James C. . . .366 

James Guest. .35, 

364, 367 
Jesse D. 367, 368 
John . .354. 363, 

365, 366, 369 

John G 366 

John Wesley. 364, 

Joseph Hemp- 
hill . .364, 365, 

366, 370 
Josephine G. .369 

Lillian 365 

Maria Harriet 

..^ 367 

Martha . . . .363 
Mary . .363, 365, 

367, 369 
Melvina Clarissa 


Olive 369 

Orion 364 

Pheobe 78, 87, 90, 

95, 363, 637 
Rachel . . 96, 147, 

354, 365 
Rachel Josephine 


Rebecca . . 95, 96, 

354, 363, 364, 


Sarah ( ) 


Susan 354 

Susannah 364,368 
Thomas . .35. 90, 

163, 333, 354, 

363, 364, 367, 

554, 639 

Thomas Wurtz 

Walter R. ...367 

William .35, 144, 
354. 364, 637 

William Ross 144, 

William S. ..367 

Willis 365 

D'Aygnel — 

John 511 

Dean — 

Dancy 519 

Deane — 

Charles 614 

De Celeron — 


Degge — 

Stanton, Rev. 542 
De Grasse — 

Count 61 


Miss 591 

De Hoo — 

Alexander . . . 152 
De Hority — 

J. H 150 

Lillie 150 

De Huse — 

John 152 

De Kyner — 

Symon 232 

William . ...232 
De la Callisso- 

niere — 


Delamater — 

George B. . . .254 
De Lamberton — 

John 435 

De Lancey — 

James 456 

Delmar — 

Harry 208 

William . ...208 
De Long — 

Syrus 298 

Demmon — 

Sarah Jane . 186 
Denman — 

William . ...261 

Dent — 

Ellen (Wren- 
shall) . ...629 
Frederick . . .629- 

Othek I-'amiliks 


Dent — Cont. 

George, Col. . . 629 
Hatch, Rev.. .483 
Julia Boggs . . 
629, 630 

Denton — 

Ward 590 

Deowe — 

James 66 

De Place — 

Capt 499 

Depree — 

Hugh 377 

Dereham — 

John, Sir 572 

Derham — 

Thomas, Sir.. 572 

De Roc her — 

, Mrs.. . .354 

Bertha 350 

Daniel 223 

Dorothy Jean. 350 
Henry ' 350 

, Klahre 350 

Lillian 350 

Maud 350 


(or Devereau) — 
Peter 408,409,552 

Devorgilda — 

Devorgille — 

Dewey — 

George, Admiral 

Dewy — 

Mary 439 

Diana — 

Edith 172 

Dibble — 

Joannah.422, 424 
Samuel 424 

Dickey — 

John, Capt. . . 458 
Violet M 307 

Dim ON 

Asa Bushnoll.193 
Douglas Mar- 

(luand .... 193 
Henrietta . . . 193 
Henry C. ... 193 


Elizabeth Ellen 

(Harding) 279 
James Wilson. 279 
John Siggins.279 
John Vance. .27!) 
Nellie May.. .279 

DiNLY — 

Elizabeth . . .540 
Thomas , ... 540 


Peter 448 

DiXON — 

; Mr 44 

B. W 593 

Harry 593 

Mildred .... 593 


Alden 37 

Levi 37 

Dodge — 

Charles E.. . .308 
Charles W., Dr. 


Governor . .272, 

Jarvis 617 

Doggett — 

G. O., Dr.. ..591 


Harriet 578 

Donald — 

John A 261 

Donaldson — 

Isaac 100 

Nancy 100 

Dorm AN — 

James B. Ma j. 487 
Dorset — 

Lord Treas. . .540 

Doty — 

ilol)ert 384 

Dougherty — 

George 488 

DorGi.AS — 

James 530 

Mary Ellen. .279 
Thomas James 


Dow — 

Henry 410 

(or Dowe) , Mar- 
garet.. 408. 410 
Dowel — 

John 541 

John Baker .541 
John Baker 

Bridges . .541 
Dowling — 

Addison McCabe 


Alexander Scott 


Cornelia Stewart 


Henry W 582 

Dovvnie — 

James 571 

Downs — 

Edna 593 

James 593 

Nellie 593 

Richard . . . .593 

Drake — 

D. L.. Col 36 

Dravo — 

Emerv L.. Lieut. 
. .[ 240 

Dri'ry — 

Elizabeth (Staf- 
ford) . . . .541 
William. Sir.. 511 

Dry DEN — 

Britlgt't 546 

Erasmus. Sir 546 
John 546 




William, Col.. 344 

Dl'DLEY — 

Thomas .... 555 


W. W.. Col.... 48 

Duncan — 

Sallie 559 

Sarah Wood .577 

Dunham — 

Johnston . . . .85 

M. E 240 

P.. Lieut. . . .382 


1-1. (jr. C OOO 

Dunn — 

Jeremiah . ... 34 
Dutch — • 

Robert 411 


Helen Kirby.134 

M. E 134 

R. E., Mrs.. .136 
Richard Everitt 

Dymond — 

John 199 

Rachel 199 

Eades — 

Willa Pierce. 598 

Eagleson — 

John 632 

Earle — 

Elizabeth . . .524 

Early — 

William Lewis 

Eastburn — 

Josey 69 

Eaton — 

Hannah . . . .423 
Theophilus, Gov. 

Ebborne — 

Samuel 246 

Eccleston — 

Theodore . . . .68 

Eckenrode — 

H. G 463 

H. J 462 

Eckerley — 

Sarah 455 

Eddy — 

Samuel 393 

Willis 390 

Zachariah . .323 
Zachary , . . .176 

Edgar — 

King 435 

Edolpe — 

Robert 544 

Edward — 

I . ..53, 511, 537, 

n 395, 502 

III 539 

VL..38, 273, 503, 

509, 540 
Duke of Buck- 
ingham . . . 544 

Edwards — 

Allen 602 

Andrew . . . .601 

D. C 602 

Dora 602 


Mrs 603 

Elizabeth .... 

601, 603 

Etna 602 

Frank 601 

George 603 

Georgia . ... 602 

Guy 602 

Hazel 603 

Helen 602 

James. . .589, 603 

James T 601 

Jane 603 

John. 66, 601, 603 

John A 602 

Joseph. .602, 603 

Juriah 602 

Katherine . . . 603 

Keziah (Flowers) 


Lucettie 594, 601 

Maggie 602 

Margaret (Nell) 


Mattie 603 

Mattie ( ) 


Nor ah ( ) 


Sallie Margaret 


Samuel H. . . . 602 
Samuel Hallie 


Timothy . ... 603 
William. 601, 603 
William F. . . . 602 

Willie 602 

Edwins — 

Dr 150 

Flora May. . .150 
Eells — 

John 414 

Eggleton — 

Stephen . ... 398 
Elder — 

James . ...... 34 

John 31, 33 

John, Rev.. . .622 

Elders — 

Julia 120 


Hannah 613 

Elizabeth — 

Queen ... 63, 414, 
503, 505, 509, 
540, 541 
Ellicott — 

Andrew. . .15, 17 

Ellis — 

Jay 585 

Louise Scott. 585 
Minnie Pearl. 285 
Nancy Eliza. 285 

Other Families 


Else — 

, Mr 80 

Beniamin Baird 


Charles 80 

Emory 80 

Gertrude . ... 80 

John 80 

Elvin — 

Albert George 


Helen Elizabeth 

438, 441 

Irma Jamison 


Richard 451 

Susan (Jami- 
son) 438 

Emery — 

Bishop 375 

Joseph 627 

Emory — 


Mrs 627 

Empson — 

Elizabeth . . . 502 

Jane 502 

John 502 

Richard, Sir 502 
Thomas . ... 502 
Endicott — 

Gov 245 

Enos — 

Jerusha .... 494 
Jerusha Hayden, 
Mai. -Gen. 494, 

EOGAN — . 


Ericson — 

Francis Siggins 


Louis Francis 110 
Ralph Louis 110 

Erwin — 

Mary 99 

William 99 


(^ol 45S 


John 593 

Mary 593 


Earl of 505 


-lames 597 

James Gilliam 


Martin 5i)7 

Evans — 

Ann Aseneth :}4(). 

Aurelia 346 

Elizabeth . . .346 
Elizabeth E. 347 
Evan Reece. .342 
Frances Erminia 


Harriet Durbv 


Harvey . . . .346 
James T. 346, 347 

John 37, 336, 

345, 346 
John St. John 


Laura 346 

Mary .346 

Mary Eva . . 348 
Matthias . . . 394 

Peter 431 

Rachel Hemphill 
(Connely) 345 
Robinson . . . 346 
Sarah F. ...342 
William Connely. 
Dr. .. .346, 347 


, Mr. .. .494 

Everett — 

D. B. . .294. 302 
D. B., Mrs. . .285 

Elmay 302 

Gwendolyn . . 302 

Rcljecca Emilv 

Albert GeorKfe 441 
Anna . . . 11 1 

Family 441 

l-'rank 441 

I'rederick . . .441 


John 548 

i':vKKS — 

Wm 4i:i 

EYKt: — 

Simon 556 

I-'agindas — 



. Mrs. . .370 

Frederick, Rev. 

Falconer — 

(Stuart) .:J92 

James 392 

Penuel 392 

Falls — 

Henry 101 

Rachel. .100, 101 
Susannah (Ken- 
nedy) . . . .101 

Farlee — 

Betty 592 

Clav 592 

Curtis 592 

George 592 

Henry 592 

James 592 

Martha 592 

William . . . .592 
Winfield . . . .592 

Farley — 
Mary 228 

Farrelly — 

David M. 381. 382 
John W. . ..381 
Patrick. Hon. 381 



Farrix — 

William A. .297 

Fayssoux — 
Ann Callander 


Callander Irvine 

310, 311 

Peter ..310, 311, 

Peter, Capt...311 
Peter. Dr. .. .311 

Fenton — 

George 402 

George W 16 

Reuben . ... 402 
Reuben E., Hon. 

Fergus — 

King of Scot- 
land 545 

Ferguson — 

Alexander . . . 600 
Margaret . ... 43 

Ferry — 

Capt 322 

Jane 86 

Sheldon C, Capt. 

Fertig — 

Samuel 108 

Fiddler — 

Noah, Rev. 90, 91 

Field — 

Claude 352 

Claude, Mrs. 352 
Max 352 

Filer — 

Dorca.s .178, 181 
Roger 181 

Files — 

, Mr. . ..214 

Clarence . . .214 

John 214 

Nettie 214 

Fillmore — 

Glenzen 35 

Finch — 

, Mr. ..494, 


Helen 195 

Henry, Sir. ..543 

Jane 543 

John, Sir 543 

Moyle, Sir ..543 

Findley — 

Miss 575 

Finley — 

Emily 564 

Finney — 

Janet 380 

Robert 380 

Fisher — 

, Mr 508 

Anne 508 

Elizabeth . . . .75 

FiSK — 

Professor . . .345 

Flanaghan — 
Darius 54 

Fleming — 

A. J JLUo 

Col 430 

Elizabeth . . .426, 

Jacob 429 

Joanna 161 

Stephen . . . .429 
William . ... 161 

Flenner — 

Bessie 213 

Frank E 213 

Katherine .. .213 
Laura 213 

Fletcher — 

, Green 576 

Augusta .... 576 

Clinton 576 

Columbus . . .576 
Elizabeth . . .235, 
280, 396 

Ellen 396 

George 576 

Georgina . . . 576 

Green . . 558, 593 
James . . 576, 592, 

Jefferson .... 576 
John, Rev. . .369 

Larkin 576 

Lynn 576 

Mary 576 

Nancy ( ) 


Nancy (Scott) 


Nellie'.". '.*.'.*. 576 

Nora . 576 

Woodson Green 


Woodson Green, 

Mrs 576 

Flowers — 

Adaline Allen 593 
George Thomas 
593, 598 

Henry Colum- 
bus 593 

James Garfield 


John 592 

Juriah Lee . .593 

J. W 592 

Keziah 601 

Keziah ( ) 


Lucettie Edwards 


Lucile Eades 598 
Lydus Givenier 


Martha Ann 593 
Mollie Ryan .598 

Nancy Eliza- 
beth 598 

Nancy Jane . . 593 
Porter Lee. . .598 
Rupert Ryan 598 
Sallie Hudson 

Other Families ilG'.i 

Flowers — Cont. Frame — Funston — 

William Thoa. 598 Samuel, Capt. 150 Frederick. Gen. 

William Porter Francis — i:?7 

59;> French 453 (iAUUiAiTH — 

Floyd — Mari^aret . . .45:5 .hi lia . . .'MO, 'M2 

John 530 Mary 455 (Ialey — 

Footman — Philip, Sir. ..453 John 11 36 

Elizabeth . ..453 Tench 455 (iALi.owAV— 

Ford — Franklin — .Jo.seph 10 

, Mr. ...178 Benjamin. ...17 (Jalpin — 

Betsy 31 Benjamin, Dr. 10 Philip 448 

Thomas . ...548 Frarey — (Iambill — 
FORDHAM— Addie 195 , Mr.s 487 

Andrew . . . .408 Emma 195 (Jarard — 

Foreman— Harriet 195 Viola 397 

, Mr 19 Mila 195 Gakawav — 

Harvey M. . . 127, William . ... 195 Franci.s 511 

128 FRAZEii— - Garher— 

FORTESCUE — (Mitchell), Michael, Mr.s. 487 

Ann Elizabeth Mrs 469 Gardner— 

277 Oliver 469 Capt 470 

Gerald 277 Freeman — Francis . ...458 

FOSKETT — Edmund. ...414 James A^g..277 

Julia 578 French — Mary 616 

Foster Beryl Lovena 397 Garfield— 

James 571 Elizabeth . . .192 President . . .443, 

Katherine .'.."377, Daniel 618 633 

382 Hugh 618 Garlington— 

Randolph S., Margaret . . .618 Earnest A., Gen 
Bishop .. . .633 Frost— 137 

Robert 382 — {^^^^^^'^- ■ H^ E?|:Jcr *"^0 

Fowler— William '. !". .557 Garmon--' " " 

^^'Ift fu FUELLHART- , Mr 601 

Ph^li^ ■ AU ' til 'John 34 GaRNER- 

larah " 4^9 ^^^^LLER- John 24. 384 

^^^^•^ ^^^ G. W., Rev.. .116 Garnet- 
Fox— Hannah 403 Nannie 150 

Jabez, Rev. . llo -^^^^y Elizabeth William New- 

FOY — 148 bold 151 

Edward A., Rev. Olive 115 Garrard — 

45 Funk — Glenn 602 

Ella Elizabeth 45 jane (Griffiths) Tyra 602 

Fradenburgh (or 343 Garriges — 

Fradenburg)— Mary 343 Samuel 332 

J. N., Rev. . . 156, William Rufus Gates— 

637 343 . Mr 197 



Gates — Cont. 
Gen 357 

Geary — 

Charles 208, 229 
Charles G. . .207 
Margaret . ..207 

' John 176.221, 323 
Oliver 221 

George — 

II 61 

III 276 

Frederick ... 183 
Maude M ... 183 
Susan (Petite) 

Getty — . 

Genevieve . . .352 
Robert 382 

Gibson — 

, Mr 603 

Joseph 307 

Leroy S 307 


George 112 


, Mr 80 

Frances E. . . .80 

Gilbert — 

Prudence . . .200 
Sarah 114 

Gilchrist — 
Charles Allen 

Gild AY — 

, Mr 79 


Alba J 159 

Annie M. . . .443 
Calvin W,, Hon. 

436, 443 

Elizabeth . . .435 
Emma M. . . .443 
Genevieve . . . 159 
Gertrude . ... 160 
James . .147, 442 

James, Rev. 147, 

Jane (Adams) 


Jane (Robert- 
son) 147 

John. ..322, 331 
John Robertson 


Rachel Dawson 


Robert E. . . .443 
William L. ..443 
Gill — 

William . ... 382 

Gillespie — 

Mary Ellen ... 33 

Gillett — 

B., Dr 346 

Gil MAN — 

James, Gen. 524 

Gilmer — . . .464 

James 463 

Jane 464 

Mary Ann . .464 
Tilford .463, 464 

Gilmore — 

James 30 


, Mr. ...290 

Betsey . . 15, 402 

Gideon 15 

John ... .15, 34, 
400, 401, 402, 

Lydia 402 

Olive 402 

Patience (Graves) 


Reuben 403 

Stephen 15 

GiPSON (or 

Gibson) — 

Martha 415 

Roger 415 

Gist — 

Colonel 611 

J. H 595 

Judith (Bell) 611 

MaiT 595 

Raymond . . .596 

Trenton . ... 595 

Willie 595 

Gladden — 

, Mr. .. .333 

Glascock — 

Edward . ... 503 
Glass — 

Lucy 179 

Gobell — 

Phoeby 426 

Goddard — 

Curtis 30 

Godfrey — 

Harriet 208 

Goldsborough — 

, Miss . .454 

Goldthwaite — 

Elizabeth . . . 399 


Maxmilian . . . 60 


Geo. . . .475, 525 

Good — 

P. F 366 

Samuel 366 

Willis E 366 


Samuel, Rev. 183 

GOODE — . 

Eliza Royal 

Jones 528 

Frances Melvina 


John 528 

Thomas. 527, 529 

Jane 532 


Frances . . . .462 
Jacob Peck . . 462 

Other Families 


Goodwill — 

Aaron Bradshaw 

Bertha Viola 303 
Bessie Josephine 


Burton Bunker . 


E. J 303 

Ida 296 

Jessie Belle .803 
John Russell 

Lowell . ... 303 
Maude Evaline 


Melvina 296 

Roy Ellwyn . . 303 
Goodwin — 

Jacob . . . .31, 34 

Goodyear — 
Stephen, Gov. 

Gordon — 

Anna (McClin- 

tock) 343 

Charles L.. ..308 

Hiram B 343 

Ida 343 

James Wesley 


Gorges — 

F., Sir 543 

Gorman — 

Emily 35 

Gould — 

OHve C 400 

Grace — 

Charles 136 

Charles Sumner 


Ellen . . .346, 347 
Gertrude Anna 


Marcella . ... 134 
Michael 134 

Peter, Capt. 134. 

135, 13(5. 322, 

328, ^529 
Graham — 

, Mr. ... 81 

A., Mrs. . . . 2S 1 
Charles, Rev. 83 
Josaphinc . . . .54 
Susan 623 

Grandin — 

Annie 372 

Caroline 228. 230 

Charles 371 

Eliia Bishop 

. .260, 371, 372 
Emma Ann. .371 

Family 370 

Frank 371 

Guy M 372 

Hannah . . . .221 

John 370 

John Living:ston. 

. .260, 371, 372 
Katherine . . .221 

Maria 354 

Maria De Camp 

. .364, 366, 370 

Maria J 371 

Mary L 372 

Morris Worts 371 
Samuel 31, 

370, 372 
Stephen Girard 


Susan 219 

William J. . .371. 

William, Jr.. .371 

Granger — 
Thomas 424 

Grant — 

Chaffee 630 

Chapman . . .631 
Clara Rachel 629 
Frederick Dent 

Isabel 503, Jr. . . .631 
Jesse Ro<jL. . 626, 

Julia Dent . .630 
Marv Frances 

. .' 630 

Miriam 630 

Nellie 631 

Orvil Lynch .630 
Samuel Simpson 


Uly.sses, Jr.. .631 
Ulv.sses S. ...83, 

626, 629. 630 
Ulysses S.. Ill 


Virginia Paine 


Walter 503 

G rattan — 

John 481 

Nancy 481 

Graves — 

John 403 

Noah 403 

Patience . . .402. 

Samuel 403 

Sarah ( ) 403 

Thomas .... 403 

Gray — 

Adda 350 

Alexander . . 272 

Alice 616 

David 272 

David. Capt. .465 

Edna 350 

Eleanor . . . .283 

Family 616 

Francis . . . .616, 

617. 618. 619 
Francis Margaret 


George. .617. 618 



Gray— Cont. 
John Thompson 


Joseph ... 14, 30 

L. G 350 

Margaret (Peg- 

pv) . .271, 619 
Mai-y .... 617, 618 
Nathaniel . .617, 

Sarah 617 

Grayson — 

Colonel 218 

Green — 

Eliza 100 

Envin 100 

Gen 'i65 

George . .99, 100 
James Fennel 100 
Jane Simpson 100 
Jane Young. .100 

Joseph 101 

Mary Ann ... 100 
Marv Young . 100 
Ruth . .100, 101 
Simpson . . . .100 

T. M., Col 611 

Weslev George 


William Young 

Greene — 

Doi-win 396 

General . . . .357, 

358, 559 
Mary 396 

Greenleaf — 

James 456 

Greer — 
Elizabeth Hall 101 
John . . .100. 101 
Simp.son .... 101 
William Young 

Gregg — 

■ . Mr 72 

John.. 25, 30, 31 
Samuel 25 

Greye — 

John 417 

Griffin — 

Gerald 47 

Grace 587 

Griffith — 

Elizabeth . . . 626 

James 626 

Mary (Simpson) 

Grizzle — 

Alice 179 

Dora 179 

Fred 179 

Henrv 179 

Mildred 179 

Solomon .... 179 
Susie 179 

Gross — 

Abigail 452 

Thomas 452 

Grosvenor — 

Sarah . .423, 425 

Grove — 
J. S 368 

Groves — 

James, K. . . . 463 
John 67 

Gruber — 

Jacob 92 

Guerthy — 

Susan 627 

Guffy — 

Mary 270 


Joseph 305 

Julia Ann (Ru- 

nion) 305 

Julia Marietta 

236, 305 

Marietta .... 236 
Mary . . . 236, 289 

Mary 541 

Thomas, Sir. 541 
GuiON — 

Mattie .... ..587 


Matthew . . ..221 


, Mr. ... 519 

Hadden — 

Leonora Fays- 

soux 311 

Robert G. . ..311 

Haight — 

William . . . .333 

Haire — 

Sarah . .625, 626 

Hale — 

Marvin .229, 230 

Halftov^n — 

, Mr 20 

Hall — 

Clarkson .... 106 

Francis 395 

Homer S. . . . 106 
James, Capt. .465 
James, Judge 520 

Jennie 106 

John 29 

Joseph 104 

106, 107, 147 

Josiah 34 

Mary 39