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Pawling and 

some of his 











Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pa., 







First Generation. 

Henry Pawling came to America from England in the 
year 1664. He evidently came from Padbury, Buckingham- 
shire, England, for William J. Buck, the historian, who ar- 
ranged the Penn manuscripts under land grants or purchases 
in Philadelphia County, says he came from Padsbury, Buck- 
inghamshire, England, but upon investigation it is found 
there is no Padsbury, but Padbury, which doubtless was the 
home of Henry Pawling. He came here in the Duke of 
York expedition in 1664. under the command of Colonel 
Richard Nicolls and was stationed for at least a part of the 
time at Esopus or Wiltwyck. now Kingston. The following 
is a true copy of the commission he received as Captain of 
Militia and as the date of this and of his discharge (which 
also follows) are the same and all upon one paper, it is evi- 
dent he was promoted to that rank upon the disbanding of 
the garrison at Esopus at that time. 
From N. Y. Colonial Manuscripts in N. Y. State Library, 

vol. 22, p. 100. 
Francis Lovelace, Esqr., &c. 

To Henry Pawling Captn. 

By Vertue of ye Comission & authority unto mee given 
by his Royall Highness I doe constitute & appoint you Hen- 
ry Pawling & you are hereby constituted & appointed to bee 
Captn of the ffoot Compy listed or to bee listed in the 
Townes of Marbleton & Hurly & precincts at Esopus, you 
are to take into yor Charge & Care the sd Compa as Captn 
thereof, & duely to exercise both yor Inferior officers & 
souldyers in Arms. & to use yor Care skill & Endeavor to 
keepe them in good order & discipline, hereby requiring all 
inferior officers & souldyers under yor Comand to obey you 
as their Captain (and you are) likewise to observe & follow 
such orders & directions as vou shall from time to time re- 

ceive from mee or other yor superior ofiicers according to 
the disciphne of warre. 

Given under my hand & seale this i8th da}- of April in 
ve 22th year of his Maties Raigne, Annoque Domini 1670. 

On the back of the above is recorded the following 
record : 

Whereas Mr. Henry Pawling came over a Souldyer in- 
to these parts with my predecessor Coll Richard Nicolls in 
his [one line missing] to the which hee did belong being 

These are to certify all whom it may concerne 

that the said Henry Pawling behaved himselfe well & as 
becomes a Souldyer during the time of his being vnder my 
comand, & being now a Time of Peace I doe hereby giue 
him a discharge from his Military emplo3'ment, so that hee 
hath our consent to follow his private affayres without any 
further Lett or interruption. Given vnder my hand at Fort 
James in New Yorke the i8th day of April 1670. 

Archivists Note. — The words underscored in brackets 
in I2th and 13th lines above are nearly obliterated, only 
fragments of letters remaining and the words are therefore 
almost a conjecture. The indicates a word, possi- 
bly "discharged," almost faded and worn out. 

In 1668 when Governor Francis Lovelace went to 
Esopus to arrange for the discharge of the garrison he 
offered inducements to the soldiers to remain and become 
citizens by promising liberal grants of land and instructed 
Henry Pawling to lay out lots further inland than Esopus 
for the new and additional settlement. 

In 1669 Henry Pawling was one of a commission of 
seven men ordered by Governor Lovelace to go up to Esopus 
to regulate the affairs of that place and of the "New Dorp" 
now Hurley, a small village to the west of Esopus. This 
commission was in session from September 17, 1669 to 29th 
of that month, during which time they passed a number of 
ordinances in relation to Esopus, located sites for the villages 
of Marbletow'U (afterwards the home of Henry Pawling) 
and Hurley, made arrangements for tlie government of that 
locality and appointed officers for the new villages, appoint- 
ing Henry Pawling officer over the Indians. 

In the Spring of 1670 Henry Pa^^•ling was again com- 

missioned by Governor Lovelace together with the Gover- 
nor's brother. Captain Dudley Lovelace, Jacques Cortelyou, 
William Ikekman and Christopher Beresford to proceed to 
Kingston to establish the boundaries of the new towns, and 
lay out and define the lots of the new villages and make 
the necessary allotments and grants thereof. This commis- 
sion met at Kingston, March 30th, 1670, and adjourned 
April nth. During the sessions they designated the bound- 
ary lines of Kingston, Marbletown and Hurley, divided the 
lands in lots, distributed them among the soldiers and gave 
the necessary grants therefor. 

In 1676 Henry Pawding signs a petition for a minister 
able to "preache both Liglish and Duche" at Esopus. 

In 1685 he was appointed by Governor Thomas Don- 
gan High Sheriff of Ulster County and held that office for 
four years. He was the second sheriff' of that county, and 
received his appointment in the second year of the creation 
of Ulster County. The oftice of Schout or High Sheriff" 
was one of importance in those days. The government of 
Esopus was aclministered by a Board of Magistrates, con- 
sisting of the Schout or High Sheriff as presiding officer 
and three Schepens or Aldermen. They constituted a Court 
before whom all cases and (juestions relating to the police, 
security and peace of the inhabitants and all suits between 
man and man were to be brought, examined and determined. 
Their judgment in cases involving fifty guilders (about 
twenty-one dollars) and under was final. These officers were 
empowered to make orders respecting public roads, inclos- 
ures of lands, gardens and orchards and matters concerning 
the country and agriculture; also orders relative to the build- 
ing of churches, schools and other similar public works. 
Thus it will be seen that the office of High Sheriff" was 
varied and important. There is further mention of Henry 
Pawling in Documentary History of New York, Vol. II.. 
p.p. 159-162 — which says that "February 13, 1689, Cap. 
Palin (Pawling) came from Sopus with thirty men to aid 
against the French and Indians" and that he attended "two 
meetings of a convention held in Albany in February, 1689." 
As High Sheriff Henry Pawling was a member of the Gov- 
ernors Council held at Albanv. 

Henry Pawling had a grant of land from William 
Penn of looo acres in Providence Township, Philadelphia 
County, Pennsylvania, and was about having a patent 
made out in Duchess County, New York, when he died. It 
was afterwards made out to his wndow and was, perhaps, the 
only instance of a patent conveyed to a woman. This tract 
of land was about/i^oo acres and was known as the Pawling 
Purchase, a part ot which is now the village of Staatsburgh. 
The widow Pawling, her son John and daughters Jane and 
Wyntie sold their interest to Doctor Samuel Staats, of New 
York, and Dirck Vandenburgh, of the same place, for 
£130. The other children were not of age so their 
rights .were not conveyed. Dirck Vandenburgh probably 
soon conveyed his interest to Doctor Staats. No doubt 
the name Staatsburg was suggested by the names of the 
two proprietors. By a division of land after Doctor 
Staats' death lots i, 3, 9, 10, 13 and 18 fell to the Pawlings. 
These by sundry conveyances came finally into the hands 
of Major John Pawling and Captain Petrus DeWitt, his 
first cousin. Lots 2 and a part of lot 1 1 of Pawling's Pur- 
chase after passing through several hands were finally sold 
by Timothy Doughty and John Cornell, May 9, 177 — for 
£1,025 ^o Margaret Uhl, of Beekman precinct. 

It may be stated here how Pawling, a village east of 
Poughkeepsie, New York, received its name. Pawling was 
originally a part of the Beekman Patent ojs^^^iage 
and was named after Catharine Beekman Pawling who as 
the widow of John Rutsen, married Albert Pawling, son of 
Henry Pawling. 

In 1720 two sons of Henry Pawling, John and Henry, 
removed to the Pawling grant of land in Pennsylvania, set- 
tling there with their families and W ' l'i<» - are the progenitors 
of many hundreds of the Pawling family who are scattered 
throughout this country and Canada. The location of this 
tract may be seen on the map between the pages 158 and 
159, Vol. II. of Fiske's "The Dutch a- id Quaker Colonies 
in America" where two lots are marked "H. Pawlin." 
Pawlings Ford and Pawling's Bridge in the Perkiomen re- 
gion were named after this family and Avere doubtless part 
of this tract. 

Henry Pawling was married in Kingston. The Kings- 
ton Register gives the date as November, the third, 1676. 
Then adds that it is uncertain whether this is the first pubh- 
cation of the banns or the marriage. Pubhcation of banns 
according to the Dutch custom occurred three weeks before 
the ceremony took place. He married Neeltje Roosa, 
daughter of Albert Heymans Roosa and Wyntie Ariens, 
who are registered as having sailed from Gelderland in 
April. 1660, in the ship "The Spotted Cow" with their eight 
children. Albert Heymans Roosa was a prominent man in 
Esopus in his day and was one of the first Board of Schepens 
or Aldermen designated by the Charter of Esopus or Wilt- 
wyck. now Kingston. He figures prominently in the history 
of that city. 

The children of Henry Pa\vling and his wife Neeltje 
Roosa, are as follows. 

I — Jane, ni. Jan Cok. 

2 — Wyntie, bap. July 20, 1679, m. Richard Brodhead. 

3 — John, bap. October 2, 1681, m. Aagje DeWitt. 

4 — James, bap. November 25, 1683. died young. / 

5 — Albert, bap. March 29, 1685, m. Catharine Beek- 
man, widow of John Rutsen. 

6 — Anna, bap. June 19, 1687, m. Tjerck DeWitt. 

7 — Henry, bo. about 1689, m. Jacomyntie Kunst. 

8 — Mary, bap. October 30, 1692, (born after her 
father's death), m. Thomas VanKeuren. 

Henry Pawling died in Marbletown in 1692, leaving 
a widow and six children, one other having died. His 
widow was living as late as 1745 as further provision is 
made for her maintenance by her son Albert in his will dated 
August 27, 1745. 

The following is a copy of the will of Henry Pawling : 
In the name of God Amen the one and twentieth day of 
January in the year of pur Lord 1691 Style votry; I Henry 
Pauling of Marbletown in the County of Ulster being sick 
And weak in body but of sound And good memory praise 
be Given to God for the same And Knowing the uncertaint}' 
Df this transitory life And being desirous to settle things in 
order Do make this my last wnll And testament in manner 
And form following That is to say first and principally I 


commend my Soul to Allmig-hty God my Creatour assuredly 
believing- that I shall receive full pardon And full Remission 
of all my Sinns And be Saved by the Grevious death And 
merit of my blessed Saviour And redeemer Christ Jesus 
And my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be 
buried in such decent And christian manner as to my Execu- 
tours hereafter named shall be thought wise and convenient 
And its touching such wordly Estate as the lord in mercy 
hath lent me my will And meaning is the same shall be im- 
ployed And bestowed as hereafter by this my last will And 
testament is exprest And first I do Revoke renounce frus- 
trate And make void all wills formerly by me made And 
I declare And appoint this my Last will and testament Im- 
primis I will that all my just- and lawfull debts Shall be fully 
satisfied out of my Goods and chattels Secondly I will that 
All my Estate of lands or tenements Goods or chattels what- 
soever or howsever belonging to me shall continue And dure 
in the trust off my well beloved wife And for her free dis- 
posing during her life but in case she should chance to re- 
marry a true enventory to be taken by her brother Arion 
Rose And Gilbert Crum or any faith full Cronsman which 
God in his mercy shall then order And when my said wife 
shall come to die the whole estate or Lands Goods And 
Chattels to be Equally divided Amongst six children namely 
Jane, Wyntie, John, Albert, Ann And Henry Pauling but iff 
my wife should be now with child And bear a seventh child 
it shall have equal share with the other six of my children 
above named in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand And seal the day And year first Above written 

Henry Pawling (L. S.) 

Signed /\.nd Sealed in presence of 
Gysbert Brown 
John Ward 

New York the twenty-fifth of ]\Iarch 1695 There ap- 
peared before his Excl Bn Fletcher the widow Pawling took 
the oath of an Executrix in due form of Law to Execute the 
within Will &c &c the same was proved by the oath of John 

Qd. Attestor Grifffn Gubernatoris. 
David Jamison, D. Secy. 


Second Generation, 

Of the children of Henry PawHng and Neeltje Roosa, 
nothing further has been found concerning Jane Pawhng 
Cok, No. I. 

Wyntie, No. 2, was the second wife of Ricliard Brod- 
head, and died in 1703 leaving the following children: 

9 — Henry, bap. November 5. 1699. 

10 — William, bap. January 18, 1702. 

1 1 — Magdaline, m. Jacob Esseltine. 

12 — Ann. bap. September 28, 1707, m. Andrew Oh\er. 

13 — Nellie, m. Stephen Nottingham. 

14 — Elizabeth, bap. August 9. 1713, m. Christopher 

15 — John, bap. June 28, 1716, m. Ann Notthigham. 

16 — Mary, bap. April 26, 1719, m. Robert McGinnis. 

17 — Rachel, bap. Fel:)ruary 18, 1722, m. Woodl^urman. 

A few (^f the descendants of VV^Titie PaAvling and 
Richard Brodhead are living at .tlieJJelaware Water Gap.- 

John Pawling. No. 3, served in the militia during the 
Colonial period, holding the rank in 1711 of Lieutenant, and 
participated in the expedition to Canada. In 1720 he re- 
moved to Pennsylvania to lands granted his late father, set- 
tling in Bebber, afterwards Perkiomen township, Philadel- 
phia County, where he became owner of a large tract of 
land on the Perkiomen Creek, mills, slaves and considerable 
personal property. Paw'ing's mill on the Perkiomen Creek 
at the head of the Skippack road was named after John 
Pawling. At his death it passed over to his son Henry and 
in 1747 was sold to Peter Pannebacker who added a fulling 
mill to the grist mill and they then became known as Panne- 
packer's mills and under this name have become famous in 
Revolutionary history as the camp ground of W^ashington's 


army before and after the battle of Germantown. Pawling's 
mill was a land mark for many years and for many miles 
around. John Pawling married, in Kingston. August 23, 
1 71 2, Aagje DeWitt. daughter of Tjerck Classen DeWitt, 
who emigrated from Holland to America and was married 
in New York City April 26, 1656, to Barbara Andriessen, of 
New Amsterdam. 

John Pawling died in June 1733, leaving a widow and 
seven children, whose names follow. He is buried in the 
family burying ground, still existing on the east side of the 
creek, which he provided for in his will : 

18 — Henry, bap. November i, 1713, in Kingston. 

ig — Joseph, bo. about 1721, in Pennsylvania, m. 
Elizabeth . 

20 — John, bo. August 27, 1722, in Pennsylvania, m. 
Elizabeth DeHaven. 

21 — Ellen. 

22 — Hannah. 

23 — Deborah, m. Christopher Ziegler. 

24 — Rebecca, m. Abraham VanHoven or DeHaven. 

A few of the descendants of John Pawling are Major 
George G. Groff, of Bucknell University; John Pawling 
Twaddell, shoe merchant, of Philadelphia; the late Doctor 
Twaddell, of West Philadelphia ; Thaddeus Lawrence Van- 
derslice and John Mitchell Vanderslice, prominent lawyers 
in Philadelphia. 

John Pawling's granddaughter, Ann Pawling, married 
Jacob Pennypacker, a member of the well-known family of 
that name and of ^vhom Governor Pennypacker relates in 
one of his historical works that she complained very bit- 
terly when her store of clothing was taken by Revolutionary 
soldiers who were encamped near by. "As was the custom of 
the matrons of those days, she had devoted the leisure hours 
of her life to the manufacture of Cjuilts, blankets and woolen 
goods which were stowed away m chests for future use. 
She entreated the detail to leave a portion of them and the 
reply was 'Madame, they are good warm blankets.' " 

Albert Pawling, No. 5, appears as Ensign in the list of 
military officers of Ulster County for Marbletown, date 
October 17, "17 17. Smith's History of Rhinebeck, New 


York, says: "Albert Pawling witnessed a deed by Henry 
Beekman, giving the ground for the Dutch Reformed 
Church at Rhinebeck. Deed signed August 26. 1730. He 
was a member of Assembly from Ulster County in 1745." 
Albert Pawling married November 26, 1726, Catherine 
Beekman, widow of John Rutsen and daughter of Henry 
Beekman. They had no children. He was living in 1745, 
although he probably died soon after. His will l)earing the 
date of that year disposes of a large estate, including land, 
buildings, slaves and personal property. He provides liber- 
ally for his wife and mother, leaving the residue of his 
estate to his nephew Levi, son of Henry Pawling and Jac- 
omyntie Kunst. 

Anne Pawling, No. 6, married January 18. 1708, 
Tjerck DeWitt, son of Andries DeWitt and Jannetje Eg- 
bertsen. They spent the greater part, if not all. of their 
lives in Kingston, New York. Anne Pawling DeWitt died 
about 1738, leaving the following children : 

25 — Andries. bap. May 7, 1710, died July 23. 1711. 

26 — Neeltje. bap. April 22. 171 1, ni. (i) Wessel 
Jacobse Ten Broeck. (2) Samuel Stout. 

2y — Henry, bap. January 24. 17 14, m. Maria Ten 

28 — Johannes, bap. August 8. 171 7. died ]\lay }.o. 
1747. in Bermuda, unmarried. 

29 — Petrus. bap. July 15, 1722. m. Rachel Radcliffe. 

39 — Andries, bap. March 3. 1728. m. Rachel DuBois. 

Their son Petrus was an eminent lawyer in Xew \ ork 
in the early part of the eighteenth century. Many of their 
descendants are men of prominence and note, among whom 
are Professor John DeWitt, of Princeton Seminary: Colonel 
Calvin DeWitt, Assistant Surgeon General in the U. S. A. : 
William Walsh, a clergyman in Xewburgh. Xew York; 
Cornelius De\\'itt. bankei:. in Norfolk. \'irginia, and George 
Gosman DeWitt, a lawyer irrXew York City. 

Henry Pawling. No. 7. lived in Ulster County, where 
he was born, until 1720. when he and his brother John, 
No. ^. removed to Pennsvlvania. Henry settled in Lower 
Providence township. Philadelphia County, and lived in 
1734 on the Wetherill farm opposite Valley Forge, where 


he owned 500 acres of land. This property was then and 
still is-oi^e of ihe finest in Pennsylvania lying at the junction 
of the Schuylkill river and Perkiomen creek. The Bulls, the 
Evans', the Lanes, the Norrisses and other leading families 
were his neighbors. 

On April 2, 1729, Henry Pawling, yeoman, and Jac- 
omyntie, his wife, of Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, signed 
a quit claim deed to land in Duchess County, New York. 
This was doubtless Henry's share of his father's grant of 
land known as Pawling's Purchase. 

Henry Pawling was a warden in St. James Perkiomen 
Church in 1721. Many of the Pawling family were promi- 
nently identified with this church and served as wardens an^ 
vestrymen. Local histories state that the Pawling family 
was a large and influential one and honorably identified with 
the affairs of Pennsylvania. Henry Pawling married in 
Kingston, New York, June 26, 171 3, Jacomyntie Kunst, 
daughter of Cornelius Barrentsen Kunst and Jacomyntie 
Slecht (or Sleight). Cornelius Barrentsen Kunst was no 
doubt the son of Jacomyntie Cornelius and Jan Barrentsen 
Kimst found in the Kingston register. Jacomyntie Slecht 
was the daughter of Cornelius Barrentsen Slecht and 
Tryntje Tysse Boz, who were among the very earliest resi- 
dents or settlers of Esopus. The earliest mention of them is 
in 1655 when Tryntje Tysse Boz Slecht was duly licensed 
by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as midwife. The Slechts or 
Sleights figure most prominently in the history of Kingston 
and passed through many thrilling experiences. The head 
of the family, Cornelius Barrentsen Slecht was the village 
brewer, was one of the first board of Schepens. along with 
Albert Heymanse Roosa, was an ofiicer of militia and a 
very prominent man in the church, being one of the first 
communicants of the Dutch church in Kingston. Much 
could be written of this family. 

Henry Pawling and Jacomyntie Kunst had children 
as follows : 

31 — Henry, bap. June z'j, 1714, in Kingston, m. Elea- 
nor ^ 4 c t^flvH ^ - f^-^'O'-^-*^^ /SZ-^iftrUy^i^ v^6su^ ' ^ , 

32 — Sarah, bap. July 8, 1716, in Kingston; nothing 


^^ — Elizabeth, bap. Marcli 22, 1719. in Kingston, noth- _ ^ 

ing f urtlier. ^U^^ "^UX^ (/24 'c^Ul^ui , ''i-U^' McUUi ^ ■ 

3_j. — Levi. 1)(). in Pennsylvania, m. Alagdalena lUn-hans. 

3-_John. 1)o. December 2-], 1732. ni. ( i ) Xeeltje Van- 
Kenren. (2) Maria VanDcusen. 

36 — Rebecca, bo. about 1740. in [Pennsylvania, m. 
David Schry ver. 5^<_. CtJ-C^dL^ i»^JL 7^}<-'L^»-^<^^ - 

37— Barney, nothing further. 

It is very uncertain whether or not tliese were all the 
children they'had. for tlie records of St. James Perkiomen 
Church, where their records would l)e found, were all de- 
stroyed by fire in 1820. Henry Pawling died in Lower 
Providence. August 30, 1739, and is buried in the cemetery 
of St. James Perkiomen Church at Evansburg, Philadelphia, 
now Alontgomery County. The grave is marked by a small 
granite stone, bearing these words : "In memory of Henry 
Pawding. who died August 30th. 1739, Aged 50 Years." 
No trace has as yet been found of the time or place of death 
and burial of his wife, Jacomyntie. She. however, survived 
her husband, as is shown by the fact that letters of adminis- 
tration were granted her upon her husband's estate and of 
whicli follows a copy: "To Jacomyntie Pawling, of the 
County of Philadelphia, and relict of Henry Pawling, late of 
the County of Philadelphia, yeoman, deceased, and to Henry 
Pawling to be administrators of the said Henry Pawling, 
deceased." Dated October 10. 1739. Letters of adminis- 
traion Vol. D.. p. 100. Register of Wills office. Philadel- 

The following is a verbatim copy of the original in 
ventory of the estate : 

To two working Horses £i i.o.o 

To a Working Horse and a Mare 7.0.0 

To a Mare and Colt 5-0-0 

To a Spring Colt 2.0.0 

To old Stallion 3.0.0 

To a Yearling Chattle 500 

To 4 Cows .' 1 0.0.0 

To 4 Heiffers and a Stor 9.0.0 

To a Stear, 4 years old. 2.15.0 

To ,2 Cows 5-0.0 



To 6 Calves 5-0-0 

To a Stear 

To a Bull and a Cow 5-0-0 

To 3 Cows 7- lo.o 

To 31 Sheep 7.10.0 

To 5 Hodgs 3.0.0 

To a Sow and 8 Shoats 2.10.0 

To a Waggon lo.o.o 

To 3 Ploghs and Irons 1 0.0.0 

To a Harrow o. 1 5.0 

To 400 Bushells of all sorts of grain in and about 

the barn 40.0.0 

To a Cuting Box 0.5.0 

To 4 Pichforks 0.5.0 

To a Grinding Stone 0.5.0 

To 40 acres of corn that is now in the ground 20.0.0 

To a Lume, 6 Reeds and six pare of Geers 50.0 

To 4 little Spinning Wheels i.o.o 

To I Spinning Wheel 0.5.0 

To a Side Sadie and a Bridle i-5-O 

To a Side Sadie o. lo.o 

To a Man's Sadie o. 1 5.C 

To a Bed and Two old Blankits 0.15.0 

To a Gun o. 1 5.0 

To 6 Sickles 0.0.0 

To a Bed and Bed Stead and Furniture 7.0.0 

To Ditto 6.0.0 

To a Small Box of Drawes 0-i5-C' 

To a old Caverlead 0.8.0 

To a Case of Draws 4.0 o 

To a Cobbard i-5-O 

To a Wallnot Table 0.15.0 

To a Small Table 0.5.0 

To 12 Plaits 0.15.0 

To 3 Dishes and a Baison i-5-O 

To 18 Spoons • . 0.4.0 

To 6 Iron Potts ,' 2. 15.0 

To 2 pare of Hand Irons . .1 1,0.0 

To a Pare of Tongs, Ladle and- Flesh Fork 0.3.0 

To a Sword and Pistal o. lO.r 


To a Pai-sel of old Bcjoks i.o.c 

To a Looking Glass o.^.'. 

To a Rroad Ax, Aiiijfre, Chissels and Ciimlet o. lo.o 

To 16 Yards of Drnckel 4-^' "> 

To 2 Axes, 2 Grobing- Hoes and .^ \\'eedin«- Hoes. . i.o.c 

To 4 Barrclls and a half Barrell 

To Tnbs. I 'ails and other Lnmher 0.15.0 

To a negro man named Jack 25.0.0 

To a '" woman " Bess 20.0.0 

To" " gerl '' Gate 30.0.0 

To " " boy " Ollever .370.o 

To" " girl " Jane 28.0.G 

To " " boy " Tom 20.0.0 

To " " " " Tim 20.0.0 

To " " gearl " Bet 12.0.0 

To Bills and Bonds and Books Debts 37.5.10 

To Plantation containing 500 acres of land 500.0.0 

This being a true and Perfect Appraisement of the 
Afore sd Estate Being all that Came Before us or to our 
Knowledge, whereurito we have set our Hands the Day and 
year above written. 

Owen Evans. 

Samuel Lane. 

Thomas Bull. 
Inventory of tlie Estate Late of Henry Pawling. Ex- 
hibited 10 Nov. 1739. 

Jacomyntie Pawling, of the County of Philadelphia. 
widows of Henry Pawling, yeoman. Samuel Lane, }eoman, 
and Samuel Norris. merchant, all of the County of Phila- 
del"phia. gave bond unto Peter Evans. Register General for 
the Probate of Wills and granting letters of administration 
in and for the Province of Pennsylvania for the sum of two 
thousand pounds. October 10. 1739. 

Mary Pawling, No. 8, married April t r. 1730. Thomas 
VanKeuren. of Marbletown. N. ^'. They had one child, 
at least, Neeltje, No. T^d^, who married her first cousin, ]\rajor 
John Pawling, and died between 1764 and 1770, leaving 
four children. Further account will be given under the 
sketch of Major John Pawling. 



Third Generation. 

Henry Pawling, No. 31, son of Henry Pawling and 
Jacomyntie Kunst, a lawyer by profession, was a distin- 
guished man, prominent in public affairs and a leading spirit 
in important enterprises. He was a Captain of Associators 
in 1747 and a member of Assembly for a number of terms. 
On March 2, 1761, he qualified for the ofhce of Justice of 
the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Deliv- 
ery, for the County Court of Common Pleas for the County 
of Philadelphia. 

When the Act was passed in 1784 establishing ]\'Iont- 
gomery County, Henry Pawling was appointed one of the 
commissioners to lay out the boundaries of Montgomery 
County and to locate the public buildings. He was also a 
commissioner on improving the navigation of the Schuyl- 
kill River. 

On January 20, 1789, he was appointed a Justice of the 
Peace of Montgomery count}- and as such was one of the 
Judges of the Court. In the assessment of Providence 
Township for 1776 his rating is thus stated: "Henry Pawl- 
ing, Esquire, 290 acres, 2 negroes, 4 horses, 1 1 cows and a 
ferry." He owned an island in the Schuylkill River known 
by the name of Catfish Lsland. Dotterer's Perkiomen Reg- 
ion, Vol. 3, states that "one of the married daughters died 
March 12, 1777 and was buried the thirteenth in Mr. ^luh- 
lenberg's church yard, he officiating.' Mr. Muhlenberg says 
in his journal "Thursday, jNIarch 13, 1777 — To-day we have 
stormy wind and rain. In the afternoon at four o'clock the 
funeral procession arrived with the corpse, as they could not 
ride the Schuylkill, but had to cross in canoes on account of 
the high water. I preached a short English sermon in Au- 
gustus Church," 

Henry Pawling's wife's first name was Eleanor ^a«4- / c/ ^^«Vj^.,^ 

Ix ut it is not certain that it was oo. In his will, dated ^^ ^^'^^V^.J^ 

vember i8, 1791, he requests to be "buried near my dear par-^^fe^ /^fttf*^ 

ents and my dear wife in Providence." After disposing of 

the bulk of his estate he bequeathed £10 "for the purpose 

of walling in with stone the graveyard of St. James' Church. 

in Providence Township." To his daughters, Rachel and 

Catherine, he gave all his plate. He remembers in his will 

his brother Barney and gives and devises to "Colonel Henry 

Pawling of the State of Kanetuck, twenty pounds as a 

small token of his sincere regard and friendship." He died 

in 1792 and his wife, Eleanor, died June 26, 1778. They 

had the following children : 

39 — John, bo. May 17, 1744, m. Elizabeth Morgan. 

40 — Henry, bo. September 25, 1746, m. Rebecca Bull. 

41 — Benjamin, m. Susannah Bellenger; they removed 
to Canada. 

42 — Nathan, bo. 1750, d. March 27, 1705, unmar- 
ried; High Sheriff of Montgomery county. 

43 — Jesse, m. Caroline TenBroeck, removed to Canada. 

44 — William. 

45 — Rachel, m. Colonel Edward Bartholomew. 

46 — Catherine, m. Joseph Stalmford. 

Of Sarah, No. 32, and Elizabeth, No. 33, daughters 
of Henry Pawling and Jacomyntie Kunst, nothing further 
has been found. 

Levi Pawling, No. 34, born in Pennsylvania, removed 
to Ulster County, New York, having inherited a large estate 
from his uncle, Albert Pawling. Here was spent the rest 
of his life. He was a delegate from Marbletown to the Pro- 
vincial Convention held in the city of New York April 20, 
1 775' to elect delegates to the second Continental Congress 
of the Colonies, and on October 25 ,1775, was commissioned 
Colonel of the Third Regiment of Ulster County Militia, 
which had an excellent record in the war. He was the first 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He married October 
12, 1749' Magdalena Burhans, the ceremony being perform- 
ed by "Dominie" Mancius. They had children : 


47 — Albert, m. (i) Gerritje TenEyk; (2) Eunice Por- 
ter Bird. 

48— William. 

49 — Margaret, m. Deyo. 

50 — Henry. 

51 — Levi. 

Albert Pawling, No. 47, was a distinguished personage. 
He was appointed Brigade Major under Governor George 
Clinton and afterwards Colonel and Aide-de-camp on the 
staff of General Washington. He took a conspicuous part 
in the assault on Quebec, at the taking of St. Johns and at 
the battles of White Plains and Monmouth. He was the first 
Sheriff of Rensselaer County and first Mayor of Troy. 

John Pawling, No. 35, son of Henry Pawling and 
Jacomyntie Kunst, born December 2^/, 1732. in Providence 
Township. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, removed at 
an early date to Duchess County, New York, where he spent 
his subsequent life as a farmer and a soldier. Pie served his 
country in both the Colonial and Revolutionary Wars. That 
he held the rank of Captain of Militia is evidenced by the 
following copy of a warrant : 

By the Honorable James De Lancey, Esq. His Majes- 
ty's Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief, in and 
over the Province of New York, and the Territories depend- 
ing thereon, in America. In Council the twenty-sixth Day 
of April, 1759. 

Pay unto Captain John Pawling or order, out of the 
monies in your Hands, appropriated for that Purpose, the 
Sum of One thousand seven hundred and sixty pounds, be- 
ing the amount of the Bounty jMoney. and enlisting jMonev, 
for one hundred & ten Voluntiers inlisted in the Pay of this 
Province as part of the Quota of Dutches County the in- 
listing Money being for the use of the Officers who inlisted 
the voluntiers. And for so doing, this shall be your War- 
rant. Given as above. 

Bounty for no men f 1 650 . . o . . o 

Inlisting money for no men 110..0..0 

£1760. .0. .0 
The inscription on an old powder horn, no doubt made 


by him, indicates that he was at Fort Stanwix, New York, 
in 1758. This horn has recently been bequeathed to John 
Pawhng Brown, of New York City, a great, great, great 
grandson of Major John Pawhng. The fohowing is the 
history, so far as is laiown, and given by Mr. Wilham K. 
Brown, of Troy, N. Y., an uncle of the present owner : "The 
horn was probably made during the winter of 1758, when 
the garrison had little to do. It is a fine, large horn and 
on it is carved a plan of the fort, a mermaid and several de- 
vices, also John Pawling's name. The horn was probably 
never carried by Captain John Pawling, as he was then an 
officer and very likely made it to pass away the time. I 
did not know of its whereabouts until a few years before it 
came into my father's possession. It had been in the Hard- 
enburgh family, at Kingston, for some time and later came 
into the possession of Everett Fowler, a lawyer of the same 
place.'" Later Mr. Fowler presented it to Mr. Brown's 
father, Peter Brown, of Rhinebeck, who willed the relic 
to his grandson, John Pawling Brown. Evidently John 
Pawling owned more than one powder horn, for one of 
the descendants of Major Pawling, through his son Cor- 
nelius, writes of one in their branch of the family that had 
been prized as a relic of John Pawling, and had been hand- 
ed down from one to another until it came into the hands 
of John B. Pawling, who had it with him when he was 
lost in Lake Erie by the burning of the steamer Griffith, in 
1850. The body was recovered, but not his belongings. 

John Pawling probably attained the rank of Major 
in his military career notwithstanding the New York State 
Archives contain no such record. It is more than probable 
that he was promoted to that rank at the close of the War 
as was frequently done and of which a record was seldom 
ever kept. He was always spoken of as Major Pawling 
and all local historians give him that title. Edward M. 
Smith's History of Rhinebeck, says : "Major John Pawling 
was an officer in the Revolutionary War and was a lead- 
ing man in his day." Another History of Rhinebeck says: 
"He took an active part in the Revolution and was person- 
ally acquainted with Washington and many of the promi- 
nent men of the times. T?;nc3 H. Sn.ith's Historv of Duch- 


ess County, New York, speaks of him as "Major John Paw- 
Hng," and Burhan's Genealogy, p. 320, says: "Major John 
Pawhng. a distinguished officer of the Revokition;" and his 
tombstone is so inscribed. These references are given be- 
cause there has been much discussion concerning the mili- 
tary rank of John Pawling. It may be stated here that 
Major John Pawling was not one of the captors of ]\Iajor 
Andre, as has been so often thought by various members 
of the family. The captor of Major Andre, who has so 
often been confounded with Major Pawling, was John 
Paulding, a descendant of Joost Pauldinck, a Dutchman, and 
who lived near Tarrytown. As has been shown, the Pawl- 
ings are English, therefore the error is apparent. The mis- 
take evidently arose from the similarity of names, especially 
so as some of the Pawling family have wrongly written 
their name Paulding. This has been another point of much 
discussion, but it is a positive fact that Major John Pawling 
was not one of Andre's captors and there is plenty of e\a- 
dence to bear this out. 

In 1 76 1 Major John Pawling built on his estate on the 
post road at Staatsburgh, the stone house that was later 
and for many years known as the Bergh house. The estate 
upon which this house stood was originally a part of Pawl- 
ing's Purchase, now Staatsburgh, and is a mostv, charming 
place, commanding a magnificent view of the glorious Hud- • 
son. It was here that Major Pawling resided for a num- 
ber of years and it was here he entertained General Wash- 
ing over one' night. Mr. Edward Braman, historian and 
genealogist, sftyfr " that he has heard the late Mrs. Rachel 
Pawling Hughes recall the incident and relate with pride 
that she as a girl had dined with General Washington in 
her father's home. It is greatly to be deplored that this 
fine old place passed out of the Pawling family, which it 
did in this wise, according tof amily tradition. When lohn / ^ 

Pawling went away to waiTHemade his estate over to his ^ ^ • 
wife Neeltje, but upon his return neglected to have it trans- X?^-'**^^-**-^*- 
f erred to his own name again. Upon the death of his wife, 
in the latter part of the sixties, the greater part of the prop- 
erty went to their children, the same being hers according 
to law. Later the children sold the estate, going west to 


Johnstown, New York, and Major Pawling removed to a 
smaller place, being in less opulent circumstances. The 
place passed into the hands of the Bergh family. In 1899 
this picturesque old landmark was burned to the ground 
and the stone that was over the front entrance and bore 
the inscription "J. P. N. P. July 4, 1761," was presented to 
the Mahwenawasigh Chapter, Daughters of the American 
Revolution. The initials are those of John Pawling and his 
first wife, Neeltje. The estate finally passed into the hands 
of Herbert R. Plastings, of New York, who erected upon it 
a beautiful and imposing colonial mansion for his summer 
home and has bestowed upon it the name of "Pawling 

Major John Pawling married first in Ulster county. 
May 23, 1754, Neeltje VanKeuren, his first cousin, daugh- 
ter of Mary Pawling and Thomas VanKeuren. They had 
the following children : 

52 — Henry, bo. November 30, 1755, m. Elizabeth 

53 — Cornelius, bo. January 22, 1758, m. Smith. 

54 — John, bo. October 24, 1760. 

55 — Mary, bap. November 11, 1764. 

In the latter part of the sixties Major John Pawling's 
first wife died. On April 15, 1770, he married, in Rhine- 
beck, Maria VanDeusen. The following is a true copy of 
their marriage record, taken from the records of the Dutch 
Reformed Church, of Rhinebeck, and below that is given 
a copy of the baptismal record of Maria VanDeusen. 

"1770, April 15, Jan Paalling, widower, born in Penn- 
sylvania; married Marietje VanDeusen, maiden, born at 

"Marietje, daughter of Jacob VanDeusen and Alida 
Ostrander, bapt. September 26. 1748. Witnesses to the 
baptism: Wilhelmus VanDeusen, Marietje VanDeusen." 

John Pawling and Maria VanDeusen had children: 

56 — Levi, bo. January 29, 1771. m. (i) Gertrude 
Knickerbocker; (2) Hannah Griffing. 

57 — Eleanor, bo. March 11, 1772, m. Peter Brown. 

58 — Rachel, bo. February 13, 1774, m. Christopher 

59 — Alida. bo. , m. Peter Ostrom. 


6o — Catherine, bo. May 21, 1778, died young. 

61 — Jesse, bo. IMarch 2, 1780, m. Leah Radchff. 

62 — Jacomyntie, bo. May 25, 1782, m. Wait Jaques. 

63 — Ehzabeth, bo. August 5, 1784, m. WilHam P. 

64 — Rebecca, bo. April 4, 1785, m. Frederick Streit 

65 — Jacob, bo. ]\larcii. 4, 1787, m. Martha Russell. 

66 — Catherine, bo. December 28, 1789, m. (i) Jacob 
Conklin; (2) John Coyle. 

Major John Pawling died December 30, 1819. He is 
buried in the cemetery of the old Dutch Reformed Church 
at Rhinebeck, New York. The tombstone has inscribed 
upon it: "Major John Pawling, who departed this life De- 
cember 30, 1 8 19, aged 87 years, 3 da. Here lies the honor- 
ed soldier, the respected citizen and the beloved parent." 

x^fter his death his widow lived with her daughter, 
Eleanor Brown, at the old Brown homestead in Rhinebeck. 
She died November 16, 1832, and is buried beside her hus- 

Rebecca Pawling, No. ^^y, daughter of Henry Pawling 
and Jacomyntie Kunst removed also from Pennsylvania to 
Duchess County, New York. It is said she went to 
Duchess county to keep house for her brother, Major John 
Pawling, after the death of his first wife, and married their 
neighbor, David Schryver, son of Peter Schryver, son of Al- 
burtus Schrieber or Schryver, a Palatine, and Eva Lauer- 
man. Rebecca died April 13, 1832, and David Schryver 
died May 7, 18 13, aged 65 years. They had children, as 
follows : 

67— David D., m. Hellitje Radcliff. 

68 — Henry, d. unmarried. 

69 — Barney, m. (i) Miss Pels: (2) Miss Mann. 

70 — Peter, m. Catherine Stout Reading. 

71 — Catherine, m. Henry VanAken. 

72 — Elizabeth, m. Henry Uhl. 

73 — Hannah, m. John Benner. 

74 — Rebecca, m. Alatthew VanEtten. 



Fourth Generation. 

Major John Pawling's three sons by the first wife, took 
an active part in the American Revolution. Henry, No. 52, 
attained the rank of Captain. He died in 1825 in Johns- 
town, N. Y., and both he and his wife are buried in the 
Presbyterian cemetery there. His farm house stih stands 
about one mile south of Johnstown. He joined the Presby- 
terian church of that place in 1798 and his wife did so in 
1795. He was the secretary of the church. The Johnstown 
Historical Society has a deed of a pew in that church signed 
by Captain Henry Pawling, and witnessed by Colonel James 
Livingston, of Revolutionary fame. There is every reason jl ^ 
to believe that he is the Captain Henry Pawling who was ^ ^^^*^*^^ 
captured at the fall of Forts Clinton and Montgomery, was /lt4X'^f^J 
confined on the prison ship Myrtle during the Revolution / 
and who wrote the journal, of which the following are ex- ^^^'^-^'^-^t^TV^ 

"October 5, 1777. In the morning received intelligence i/l ^ ^ ' 
that the British troops had landed near King's Ferry on the Pi'<4^fi'\< 
east side of the river. In the afternoon, Major Logan was }n.yA.4^'}//i^^ 
sent with a detachment consisting of about eighty men, to ^ .. 

observe the enemy; tarried there over night. In the morn-/^^^ /^ 
ing, about daylight, discovered the enemies' boats crossing / - 
the river and landing on the west side, at or near King's^*"^^^^^^ 
Ferry. He returned back about nine o'clock in the morning "^n^^ f^twu. 
to Forts Clinton and Montgomery and bro't the aforesaid o» /7 ' 

intelligence. ^'^^ ^C^^^ 

"Monday, 6th. Soon after Alajor Logan's return. Lieu- fcu*-^uii^ 
tenant Jackson was sent with a small party, being about ^^^yytlJif ^j) 
o'clock in the forenoon, in order to watch the motion of ^-^'-y^ji 
the enemy. About 12 o'clock a small firing was heard, sup- f^^^^i/yryff^ 
posed to be Lieutenant Jackson's, who, it was thought, had /^^ / . 

A,' fo V ^' 


met the enemy ; the drums were immediately ordered to beat 
to arms, the men paraded. Colonel Brown sent off with a 
detachment consisting of about eighty men, four officers, 

among which I was one, and on our march to Doodle town 
met Lieutenant Jackson, who informed Colonel Brown that 
the enemy was at or near June's in Doodle-town. We 
marched on as far as Brown's, the beginning of Doodle- 
town, where we had a fair prospect of the enemy; seeing a 
vast body of them. Col. Brown thought proper to draw back 
some distance and take advantage of the ground. About 3 
o'clock the enemy came within musket shot. We then at- 
tacked them, and was obliged to retreat to prevent being sur- 
rounded; and thus they pursued our retreat until we came 
to our lines, where we made a stand for a considerable time; 
but being too weak, was not able to maintain our ground, 
and was obliged to retreat into Fort Clinton; by this time 
we began to play upon the enemy with our cannon from the 
forts; they soon came in reach of musket shot, when the 
noise of cannon and small arms was heard on every side. 
The shipping crowded all sails they possibly could and fired 
from their row gallies. His Excellency, General James 
Clinton, ordered Colonel Brown with his detachment of con- 
tiental troops to Fort Montgomery, in order to reinforce the 
troops under command of Governor George Clinton, posted 
in the redoubt on the left. About five o'clock Colonel Camp- 
bell sent a flag of truce in at Fort Montgomery and demand- 
ed the fort; said if the fort was not given up in five minutes 
he would put every man to the sword. Lieutenant Colonel 
Livingston, who received the flag, sent word back that he 
might do his worst, and be damned, that we were deter- 
mined to hold it as long as we could make any resistance ; but 
if he would lay down his arms and march into the fort he 
should have good quarters. Some short time after the flag 
was sent in Colonel Campbell was shot through the breast 
with a musket ball and sent into eternity. 

"A brisk firing was kept up. Lieutenant McArthur, 
who was on my right, was shot with a musket ball in the 
cheek, his jaw-lDone broke and the ball lodged down along- 
side his throat. A very brisk fireing continued; the upper 
redoubt was stormed and carried by the enemy; they then 


gave three huzzaz ; we answered it b\- huzzaing three times 
for the Congress. Showers of balls was then poured among 
us but did no damage. About one o'clock we were stormed 
and made prisoners. Few of our party made their escape. 
Captain Godwin and myself were knocked down by the side 
of each other, strij^ped of hat. watch and buckles by Dr. 
. formerly an inhabitant of Dutchess County, pre- 
cinct of Rhinebeck, kept but a short time in the redoul)t. re- 
moved to a room in the barracks, where Captain Haunt- 
ranch and Captain Johnson before had lodged. The officer 
that had the guard over us the first night was Richard Van- 
derburgh, a lieutenant in the new corps, who gave Lieuten- 
ant Alott a blow aside the head and knocked him almost 
dowai for calling him by his former familiar name, being in- 
iimately acquainted with him heretofore. 

"October 7th, in the morning a number of officers came 
to see us. Some spoke very pohtely to us, and others in- 
sulted us in the grocest manner. Some of the British sent 
us some rum which greatly cheered our spirits. W'e could 
look out of the window^s and see the inhabitants that lived 
near about the fort coming and taking protection, as we sup- 
posed, as we saw them come from Headciuarters with papers 
in their hands; likewise we could see the inhabitants driving 
in cattle; also we saw- the enemy carrying our dead cro?'^ 
snaggy poles, naked as they were born, head and heels hang- 
ing down; also saw the enemy walking about the fort witli 
our cloths selling them to each other; this day passed very 

"Wednesday 8th. In the morning they bro't us some 
buisket and rum which refreshed us greatly; about 10 o'clock 
we were paraded, and a shocking appearance we maic, 
scarce a hat among the whole, some without coats and some 
without shoes, not more than two or three had buckles in 
their shoes and knees. We had about two thousand spec- 
tators, some showing us the gallows, swearing tliey would 
be hangmen for us ; we were marched down the river and 
crowds of people on every side insulting us the whole way; 
we embarked on board of a row- boat and w^ere rowed down 
below the Dunderburgh past some shipping wdiere we receiv- 
ed show'Crs of insults from the sailors an wh s that were 


on board the ships. We were put on board the ship Archer, 
commanded by Capt. Wm. Coats, and confined in the hold, 
about two hundred in number ; until night we were allowed 
the privilege of going one at a time upon deck as our neces- 
sary occasions required, but soon as it was dark they let 
down a bucket of rum, being a gill and a quarter per man, 
and shut down the hatchway, presenting two pieces of can- 
non down upon us, not one allowed to go up till morning, 
though many had the flux. 

"The loth, they opened the hatchway and pitched down 
boiling hot chunks of pork amongst us, some catched in their 
hats, some in their fists, some fell on our hands -and some 
under foot among the filth ; they had been so kind as to take 
away every knife and razor." 

Here a portion of the diary is lost, which evidently de- 
picted the arrival of the prisoners in New York and their 
incarceration. The next writing begins abruptly thus : 

"storm and had forfeited our lives according to 

the laws of the Nation. The number of Officers confined in 
the room with me was twelve, named as follows : Col. Wm. 
Ellison, Lieut. Col. Livingston, Bruyn, McClaughrey, Ma- 
jors Logan and Lush, Capt. Godwin, Capt. Swartwout, 
Lieut. Fenno, Lieut. Powelson, myself, Ensn. Swartwout, 
A. D. O. M. Genl. Glover. The room opposite. Major Du- 
Bois, Capt. Humphrey, Gilleland, Lieut. Jackson, Forman, 
Dodge, Halstead, Mott and Thurston, Ensns. Leggett, Mc- 
Claughrey, G. M. Carpenter. 

"The 13th. Widow Smith, living near St. Paul's 
Church, that heavenly and charitable woman, sent a fine 
breakfast to both rooms of the officers taken at Forts Clinton 
and Montgomery. 

"14th and 15th. Nothing material occurred. 

"i6th. Lewis Pintard, agent for the American prison- 
ers, bro't to each of us an blanket and shirt. 

"17th. Two prisoners were bro't to this town taken 
by British troops. One was Mr. Anthony, who formerly 
lived in the town, the other was Oakley; both were put in 
the dungeon. They informed some of the officers of our 
corps that Major Danl. Hammill came down in the same 


vessel with them as far as Fort Constitution, a rascal we 
some time before suspected as a traitor. 

"i8th. This (lay we received some hope that we shall 
be enlarged, that our confinement is entirely owing to the 
slow-match being found in the room in which we were con- 
fined (at Fort Montgomery), a fact which however true, we 
utterly deny having a hand in and are ready and willing to 
clear up by oath or any other way in our power. This day 
received a backgammon table and other pieces of amusement ; 
spent the day agreeably as could be expected. 

"19th. Sunday. Passed the time agreeable, paying 
due respect to the day. 

"20th. Nothing material happened — only felt rough, 
and by examing found my body covered with measles, ui'. - 
expected, having no sickness w^orse than a bad cold. 

"21st. This morning received the agreeable intelligence 

from Mr. L 1 of the capture of Genl. Burgoyne and 

total defeat of his army, reviving news indeed, great rejoic- 
ing in the prison." 

The next six days w^ere uneventful. Then occurs the 
following entry : 

*'28th. All the officers taken at Forts Clinton and 
Montgomery signed a certificate that we know nothing of 
any slow match or candle left burning in the room in which 
w^e w^ere confined at Fort Montgomery. Mr. Winslow, De- 
puty Commissioner of prisoners, tells us as we have signed 
a certificate that we know nothing of any slow match or 
candle being left in the room at Fort INIontgomery we should 
have the privilege of our paroles on condition that w'e pay 
two dollars pr. week each for our board, to be paid weekly, 
which we unanimously agreed to though not capable of rais- 
ing one farthing, but feeling confident that the cause 1n 
which we fought was just, and the God who we adore 
through his providence would support us. 

"A true copy of the parole signed : *We Avhose names 
are hereunder written do pledge our faith and honor to his 
Excellency Sir William Howe that we will not depart from 
the house we are placed in by the Commissary for prisoners 
or go beyond the bound prescribed by him, and further, that 
we will not do nor say anything contrary to the interest of 


his Majesty or his government. New York 31st, October, 
1777.' " 

As may be imagined, the latter clause of the parole was 
not strictly kept, as will be seen by the toasts surreptitiously 
drunk on November 30th, and the more or less outspoken re- 
joicing over news of American victories. After signing the 
parole, the prisoners were taken by the provost guard to 
New Bedford. L. I., and billeted upon various residents. On 
November 2d Captain Pawling went out for a walk. "Saw 
many of our brother officers, drank some punch together 
and returned; spent the day very agreeably; likewise heard 
the agreeable news from the southward that the brave Gen- 
eral Washington had taken 1,500 Hessians and 300 British 
troops near Red Bank, also blown up two 64 gun ships and 
one of smaller size." 

The news from Red Bank was not strictly accurate, but 
sufficiently so to have warranted the prisoners' feeling of 
elation. On October 22, 1777, the little garrison of 400 
Americans at Fort Mercer had defeated 2.000 Hessians, in- 
flicting a loss of about 400 killed and wounded, and sustain- 
ing a loss of only about 40; and the following day had de- 
stroyed the enemy's vessels Augusta, and Merlin. 

During the next two weeks, the news of other outside 
happenings filtered in to the prisoners. On November 15th, 
Captain Pawling records an account of "the prisoners taken 
at the Northward : 
"The great General Burgoyne and staff officers, among 

which are six members of parliament 12 

British officers taken by capitulation 2,142 

Foreigners taken at same time 2,998 

Canadian forces 1,100 

Sick 598 

\Vounded 528 

Prisoners of war before capitulation 100 

Deserters alone 300 

Lost at Bennington 1,220 

Killed between ist September and i8th October 6':;o 

Taken at Ticonderoga 113 

Killed at Herkimer's battle at Fort Schuyler 300 



"T^y brass cannon Royal mortars with implements. 21 of 
which are 24 pounders, 5,000 stand of arms and 400 set of 
harness, a considerable number of ammunition waggons aiM 
harness, 6 pieces taken at Bennington 2d and four Roy.'i' 3l 
Ft. Schuyler." 

On Nov. 19th. Capt. Pawling heard again of the treach- 
erous Hammill. He was informed on good authority that 
Hammill had piloted the enemy up the river through the 
clicvaux dc frisc for the reward of 20 pounds in dollars. On 
the 2 1 St Pawling had the melancholy pleasure of seeing "my 
hat and watch at Mrs. Bloom's tavern in possession of <tne 

Mr. D p." On the 28th, "all the officers, prisoners < n 

the Island, except the sick and some that had their wi>cs ■ 
the Island, were put on board ship," Captain Pawling and 
100 others being assigned to the prison ship Myrtle. A 
couple of days later, having received by the hand of Col. 
Wm. Ellison £3.16.3, sent by Governor Clinton, he "sent to 
New York and purchased a gallon of spirits. Toasts drank ; 
I St, The Honorable Continental Congress. 2d, His Excel- 
lency Genl. Washington. 3d, His Excellency Go\ j noi 
George Clinton. 4th, To All Absent Friends. 5th. Success 
to the arms of America." The list of toasts is concluded 
with this indication of the joviality of the occasion : "this 
ended in high spirts." The next few entries afTord some 
idea of the prisoners" diet : 

"Dec. 1st. Allowed no meat, but some oat-meal buis- 
kets and butter. 

"Dec. 2d. Were allowed some buiskets, flower, raisons 
& meat. 

"Dec. T,d. Allowed some oat-meal, butter, buiskets 
and beans. In the evening Col. Livingston, Col. Rohn and 
Major Stewart made their escape." 

In the next few days there were several interesting and 
picturesque occurrences. On December 4th. Captain Vin- 
cent and Lieutenant Priestly had a violent dispute and de- 
cided to settle it on deck with pistols. Priestly fired without 
doing any damage and Vincent missed fire, and then they 
made up. On the 7th the officer-prisoners on the Myrtle 
contributed six dollars for the privates "to purchase some 
rum to cheer up their spirits." On the 8th, "orders were 


given on board onr ship by an insignificant fellow command- 
ing a Bum ship that no prisoners should be allowed upon 
deck after night unless upon necessary occasions. The Gen- 
tlemen officers who were prisoners one and all determined 
not to be kept between decks. After the Capt. of the ship 
and the guard heard our determination they tho't best not 
to put the order into execution." 

On the loth the prisoners were landed again on Long 
Island, and on the 15th we find an allusion to a mysterious 
beverage in the entry : "Passed the time away visiting each 
other taking the Union drink at Headquarters." The recipe 
for the "Union drink" is not given, unfortunately. On the 
1 6th they heard of the capture of Col. Samuel Blachly Weftb 
and others who were sent to the island on parole. This Col- 
onel Webb was the ancestor of Gen. Alexander S. Webb, Dr. 
William Seward Webb, and others of New York City. 

Passing over several quaint entries, such as "Jan. ist, 
J 778. Received of Mr. Pintard by the hands of Mr. Thos. 
Gardiner cloth for coat, jacket and britches," of little in- 
terest to the general reader, but of no small importance to 
the writer of the diary, we will make only two more quo- 
tations, as they give in few words striking pictures of life 
in those days. 

"Jan. 5th. A provincial prisoner swam ashore from 
one of the prison ships in the Wallabaugh and went in a 
house to warm himself, being almost perished; w^as taken 
by four men with two muskets : as they were taking him to 
confinement, getting near the river, he slipt out of their 
hands, and jumped into the marsh, wallowed and swam 
about half a mile before he could get to the land on the 
other side of the creek. The men that had him in custody 
did not choose to follow him in the water, but ran and alarm- 
ed the whole neig'hborhood ; the neighbors went in pursuit 
of the prisoner, but could not find him." Many another un- 
fortunate was not as lucky as this one. 

On January 9th is described one of the most extraordi- 
nary "frolicks" on record. In order not to rob it of any of 
its quaint originality and humor, it is quoted verbatim. 
"Capt. Godwin, Capt. Gilliland, Lt. Dodge, Ensn, Swart- 
wout, Q. M. Carpenter and myself undertook to kill the itch 


with hog fat. fire and l^rimstone; in the afternoon a dispatch 
was sent off a mile and a half for spirits; they returned about 
sunset with a jug and two bottles full of good old spirits. 
Mrs. Ransom, that motherl}- soul, supplied us \vith a kitchen 
tub. pot and soap to clean up and a negro to wait on us; 
we convened about 8 o'clock with each a blanket, and pro- 
ceeded on (HU- dirty frolick ; about lo o'clock in high spirits; 
about I I some began to be unruly and about half past eleven 
one was void of strength : the kind company plunged him in 
a tub of water, was well cleaned, his clothes put on, and laid 
aside; about 12 another kicked up. was washed, his clothes 
put on and laid aside; about half past 12 another gave up 
the ghost, he was washed and taken care of ; the last was full 
of fight; Providence who always favored us. ordered three 
of the company to take care of the other three; about i 
o'clock the frolick broke up. the room cleaned up, new straw 
brought, the blankets spread down, we lay until morning, 
when we all repaired to our quarters except one who yet re- 
mained stupid ; the affection we had for the one left called 
us back again to see whether he was dead or alive; about 10 
o'clock we went in to see him ; he was called upon and he 
lifted up his eyes like the wicked man in torment and cry'd 
out for a little water to cool his tongue; the spirits not being 
all drank a stiff grog was made and given him ; he was left 
until the afternoon to reco\-er his senses which took him 
until night." 

These extracts were pubhshed for the first time in "The 
Spirit of '76." a New York periodical, the manuscript be- 
ing loaned by Sutherland DeWitt. Esquire, ex-president of 
the Sons of the American Revolution of New York State. 
The portion of the original manuscript has been preserved 
up to February 22, 1788 only, at which time Captain Paw- 
ling was hoping for exchange. The archives of the State of 
New York show that Captain Pawling eventually rejoined 
his regiment and was mustered to 1782. 

Cornelius Pawling. No. 53, son of Major John Pawling 
and Neeltje VanKeuren, served in the Revolutionary War 
also. One of his descendants is living in Avoca, N. Y. : Doc- 
tor Thomas H. Pawling. 

John Pawling, No. 54, served in the Revolution, but 


nothing further has been found concerning him, nor of 
Mary Pawhng, No. 55. 

Levi Pawhng, No. 56. son of Major John Pawhng and 
Maria VanDeusen, hved always at Staatsburgh, Duchess 
County, N. Y., and spent the greater part of his hfe in the 
house in which his daughter Gertrude Pawhng Wallace, 
still lives. This old homestead has been in the family for 
much over a hundred years and has been a rendezvous for 
five generations of Pawlings and has had often, at one time, 
four generations within its hospitable walls. Levi Pawling 
lived here with his first wife Gertrude Knickerbocker and 
later with his second wife Hannah Griffing. Here he car- 
ried on his weaving business, manufacturing many beautiful 
blankets and coverlets, a number of which are in the pos- 
session of different members of the family and are hig'hly 
prized as heirlooms. There are many points of interest in 
connection with this old homestead several of which, are its 
"dark garret," the old well that has never been known to be- 
come dry and to which, in dry seasons, people have come 
from five and six miles around for water, and the living- 
room which is extremely quaint with its small paned win-y - 
dows, heavy beams overhead, its "cufel^y hole" and quaint tftCAl/^Cy 
stair door with "red riding hood" latch. The large old fire / 
place is still there but is boarded up. we regret to record. 
One becomes inspired w'ith the thought of how it must have 
looked long ago with its great crackling fire, steaming kettle 
suspended above, its sanded floors, perhaps, and tallow dips, 
its spinning wheels and quaint dames. From their "spooky" 
aspect the "Tory Hole" and the "Santa Glaus" or "Whip- 
poor-Will Holes' are of especial interest to the younger vis- 
itors and members of the family. The former is a hole or 
cave in the rocks in the woods close by, where the British 
soldiers are said to have secreted themselves during the 
Revolutionary War. The "Santa Glaus" or "Whip-poor- 
Will Holes" are two large oval holes in the rocks in another 
strip of woods a short distance from the house, where 
Santa Glaus is supposed to be domiciled. Levi Pawling 
married ( i ) Gertrude Knickerbocker, daughter of Harman 
Jansen Knickerbocker and Susannah Barsoon. They had the 
following children : 


75 — Margaret, bo. Feb. 6, i8oo, m. John Ellsworth. 

76 — Maria, bo. Nov. 2, 1801, m. i, Reuben Reed; 2, 
Calvin Serl ; 3, Alex. Reed. 

yy — John, bo.- Mch. 12, 1805, d. about 1833, unmar- 

78 — Lavinia. bo. Nov. 16, 1807, d. May i, 1823, un- 

79 — Harriet, bo. Mch. 29, 1814, m. Jacob T. Sleight. 

Levi Pawling' s first wife, Gertrude Knickerbocker, died 
October 12, 18 14. On May 18, 181 6, he married Hannah 
Grifiing, born March 18, 1790, daughter of Stephen Griffing 
and Elizabeth Uhl. daughter of John Uhl, a Palatine, the 
ceremony being performed by the Reverend William Mc- 
Murray, of the Dutch Reformed Church, of Rhinebeck, at 
the home of her grandfather, John Uhl at the place now 
owned by the Dinsmore family, "The Locusts." It was 
while on a visit to her grandfather that Hannah Griffing be- 
came acquainted with Levi Pawling, who immediately fell 
in love with her and proposed marriage to her. 

The following is a record of their children : 

80 — Stephen, bo. April 2, 181 7, m. Euphemia Baily. 

81 — Jacob, bo. Nov. 23, 1818, d. Sept. 1819. 

82 — Elizabeth, bo. Dec. 3, 1820, m. Frederick Sleight. 

83 — Gertrude, bo. April 25, 1822, m. David Wallace. 

84 — William, bo. Nov. 10, 1826, m. i, Margaret Coyle; 
2, Elizabeth Hill ; 3, Sarah Ann Pollock. 

85 — Samuel Hughes, bo. Jan. 21, 1828, m. Mary Rus- 

86 — Julia Ann, bo. Mch. 29, 1830, m. i, Jesse Howell; 
2, Nathaniel Holmes. 

87 — Levi, bo. Mch 28. 1832, d. i860, unmarried. 

Levi Pawling died February 12, 1858 at Staatsburgh, 
N. Y., and his wife Hannah, died March 24. 1884. at the 
same place and both are buried at Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

Eleanor Pawling, No. 57, daughter of Major John 
Pawling and Maria VanDeusen, married Captain Peter 
Brown, son of Bastian Brown and IMargaret Schultz and 
had the following children : 

88 — Sebastian, bo. April 10. 1795. m. Eliza Bard. 

89 — Margaret, ho. 1799, m. Aaron Camp. 


90 — William, bo. 1803. d. Nov. 25, 185 1, unmarried. 

91 — Edwin, bo. Jan. 8, 1806, d. Oct. 11, 1883, unmar- 

92 — Abigal, bo. Jan. 8, 1808, m. James Clearman. 

93 — John, bo. 181 7, d. May 21, 1852, unmarried. 

Eleanor Pawling Brown died September 11, 1862, and 
is buried in the cemetery of the Dutch Reformed Church, 
of Rhinebeck, as is her husband, Peter Brown. The Brown 
family have lived in Rhinebeck since about 1730, being 
among the first residents there. They came from Holland, 
but are said to have been originally English. 

Rachel Pawling, No. 58, daughter of Major John Paw- 
ling and Maria VanDeusen, married Christopher Hughes, 
son of Captain Christopher Hughes, and had the following 
children : 

94 — Abigal. bo. Nov. 29, 1795, d. Mch. 25, 1798. 

95 — Harriet, bo. Apr. 9, 1797, m. John Uhl. 

96 — Samuel Hughes, bo. Dec. 24, 1799, m. Susan 

97 — Elizabeth, bo. Jan. 3, 1801, m. James Wade, M. D. 

98 — Miles, bo. Feb. 22, 1803, m. Elizabeth Galloway. 

99 — Christopher, bo. July 31, 1805, m. Sarah Lamoree. 

100 — Miriam Maria, bo. Aug. 7, 1809, m. Zopher R. 

loi — Brooks, bo. Aug. 9, 181 1, m. Abbie Budd. 

102 — Lucinda, bo. Feb. 12, 181 5, m. Hercules Reed. 

Rachel Pawling Hughes died November 2}^, 1850, and 
her husband, Christopher Hughes, died May 30, 1856. 

Alida Pawling, No. 59, daughter of Major John Paw- 
ling and Maria VanDeusen. married Peter Ostrom and had 
at least the following children : 

103 — John. bo. Oct. 2t^, i797- 

104 — Barnard Hiram, bo. 18 — 

105 — Jessie Ada, bo. April 14, 1807. 

106 — Peter Christopher, bo. Dec. 28, 181 1. 

Jesse Pawling, No. 61, son of Major John Pawling 
and Maria VanDeusen, married October 14, 1804, Leah 
Radcliffe. They had at least the following children : 

107 — Albert. 

108 — Henrv. 



Jacomyntie Pawling, No. 62, daughter of Major John 
Pawhng and Maria VanDeiisen, married December 18. 
1803. Wait Jaques, born April 27, 1762, in Groton, Conn. 
The following is the record of their children : 

109 — William, bo. Dec. 4, 1804, m. i, Elizabeth Mil- 
ler; 2, Sarah M. Bonghton. 

no — Edward, bo. Dec. 12. 1809, d. Nov. 4, 181 1. 

Ill — Edw^ard, bo. June 12, 1813, m. Emily Lewis. 

112 — Janet Montgomery, bo. Nov. 9, 181 7. 

The Jaques family are descended from the Hugenots. 

Elizabeth Pawling, No. 63, daughter of Major John 
Pawling and Maria VanDeusen, married June 5, 1803. Wil- 
liam P. Stoutenburgh, born Nov. 19, 1778, and had children 
as follows : 

113 — Julia A., bo. Feb. 28, 1804. 

114 — Alfred, bo. Apr. 27, 1806. 

Elizabeth Pawling Stoutenburgh died Sept. 27, 1872; 
William P. Stoutenburgh, her husband, died Sept. 10, 1852. 

Rebecca Pawding, No. 64, daughter of Alajor John 
Pawling and Maria VanDeusen, married Frederick Streit 
Uhl and had the following children : 

115 — Sarah, m. Jacob Smith. 

116 — Frederick S., m. Helen Lapeous. 

117 — John, bo. Nov. 25, 1826, m. Elizabeth Striebie. 

Rebecca Pawling Uhl died June 13. 1832. and her hus- 
hand, Frederick Streit Uhl, died Feb. 25, 1833. Their two 
sons are still living — Frederick in Green Island, Albany 
County, N. Y., and John in Augusta, Georgia. 

Jacob Pawling, No. 65, son of Major John Pawling 
and Maria Van Deusen, married February 27, 1822, Martha 
Russell, daughter of Captain Isaac Russell and Hannah 
Fairbanks and had the following children : 

118 — John, bo. April 28, 1823, m. Eveline Melvina 

119 — Hannah Elizabeth, bo. March 8, 1825, m. John 

120 — Julian, bo. Sept. 2, 1827, d. Aug. 18, 1828. 

121 — Isaac Russel, bo. April 22, 1830, d. Nov. 3, 1830. 

Jacob Pawling died in \Vatertown. N. Y., March 23, 


i877) and his wife Martha Russell Pawling, died in the 
same town in 1872. 

Catherine Pawling, No. 66, daughter of Major John 
Pawling and Maria VanDeusen, married, first, Jacob Conk- 
lin and had at least two children. She married second, John 

Coyle, son of Coyle and Mary McCabe. They had 

no children. ^ 



Fifth Generation. 

Margaret Pawling, No. 75, daughter of Levi Pawling 
and Gertrude Knickerbocker, married Sept. 18. 1829. John 
Ellsworth. They had the following children : 

122 — William Henry, m. Xancy Voorhess. 

123 — Levi, m. Mary M. Moshier. 

124 — John, m. Lydia demons. 

125 — Harriet, m. Asa D. Pratt. 

126 — Mary C, m. Silas B. Moshier. 

127 — Margaret, m. Decker. 

Margaret Pawling Ellsworth died March 12, 1863, and 
her husband, John Ellsworth, died February 10. 1861. 

Maria Pawling, No. 76, daughter of Levi Pawling and 
Gertrude Knickerbocker, married, first, April 6, 1819, Reu- 
ben Reed. They lived in New York City until 1836, then 
went to Crystal Lake, 111. Reuben Reed died June 21, 1842. 
Maria Pawling married, second, Calvin Serl and they re- 
moved to Darien, Wisconsin in 1852. He died May, 1865. 
Maria Pawling married, third, September 18, 1866, Alex- 
ander Reed, who died October 21, 1869. Maria Pawling 
Reed died a few years ago past ninety years of age. She 
had no children. 

Harriet Pawling, No. 79, daughter of Levi Pawling 
and Gertrude Knickerbocker, married August 25, 1833, 
Jacob T. Sleight, son of Jacob Sleight and Lydia VanVliet 
and had the following children : 

128 — Agnes, m. James M. Friss. 

129 — Edwin, m. Catharine Reynous. 

130 — Emeline, d. Sept. 24, 1839. 

131 — Lydia, m.. Stephen B. Almy. 

132 — Almyra, d. March 17, 1849. 


133 — Helen Caroline, m. ist. Alfred Daniel Smith; 26, 
William Hanford White, M. D. 

134 — Charles Henry, m. Emma Hasbrouck. 

135 — Gertrude, d. Dec. 24, 1849. 

136 — Julia Augusta, d. Aug. 27, 1850. 

Harriet Pawling Sleight died April 13, 1850, and is 
buried in Hyde Park, N. Y. Jacob T. Sleight, her husband, 
died March 26. 1893, and is buried in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Stephen Pawling, No. 80, son of Levi Pawling and 
Hannah Griffing, married August 20, 1848, Euphemia 
Baily, daughter of Robert Mclntyre and Ann Andarisse. 
They had one child : 

137 — John Oscar, m. ist, Louise F. Hahn; 2d, Kathryn 

Stephen Pawling died August 25, 1869, and his wife 
Euphemia Baily, died December i, 1888. 

Elizabeth Pawling, No. 82, daughter of Levi Pawling 
and Hannah Griffing, married September 6, 1838, Frederick 
Sleight, son of Jacob D. Sleight, of Hyde Park, and Eliza- 
beth Wallace, of Pleasant Plains. They had children as 
follows : 

138 — Stephen Henry, m. Ophelia Cleaveland. 

139 — Mary Elizabeth, m. ist, John Black; 2, Marshall 
VanZile; 3, Francis Jerome Edwards. 

140 — James Duane, m. Louisa Elvira Reed. 

141 — Walter Frederick, m. Lida Ann Barnard. 

142 — John Angelo, m. Mary Rhenbottom. 

143 — Charles Paulding, m. Nettie Rhenbottom. 

144 — Levi Jacob, m. Katherine Caroline Buehler. 

145 — Samuel William, m. Louise Barnard. 

146 — Nelson Theophilus, m. Sophia Farnell. 

Elizabeth Pawling and Frederick Sleight went to Mich- 
igan in 1866 and lived the remainder of their lives there. 
Elizabeth died October 21, 1903. Her husband, Freder- 
ick Sleight, died August 6, 1895. 

Gertrude Pawling, No. 83, daughter of Levi Pawling 
and Hannah Griffing, married Noveml^er 7, 1839, David 
Wallace, of Hyde Park, N. Y., born November 3, 181 1, son 
of John Wallace and Mary Berger. The ceremony was per- 
formed by the Reverend Augustus Theodosius Geissenhain- 


er, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, called St. Paul's in 
Wurtemburg-, Duchess County, New York. The marriage 
was witnessed by Levi Pawling, father of the bride, and 
Frederick Sleight, both residing in the town of Hyde Park, 
New York. They had children as follows. 

147 — Mary Caroline, m. John Baker Roach. 

148 — John Alva, m. Emeline Coyle. 

149 — Sarah Elizabeth, m. Norman Westervelt. 

150 — Archibald, died in infancy. 

151 — Lovenia, resides at the old homestead with her 

152 — George Washington, died in infancy. 

Gertrude Pawling Wallace is living in the same house 
to which her father took his first wife, as has been stated. 
Her husband, David Wallace, died December 30. 1896, and 
is buried in the cemetery at Wurtemburgh, Duchess County, 
New^ York. 

William Pawding, No. 84. son of Levi Pawling and 
Hannah Griffing. married, first. December 19, 1850, ]\Iar- 
garet Coyle, daughter of John Coyle and Gertrude Barnhart. 
They had children : 

153 — Augusta Francena, m. Frank Barringer Lown. 

154 — Ida Tuthill. m. Abram VanVoorhis Haight. 

155 — William, m. Kate Whalen. 

156 — Adelaide, m. Charles Wixon Rhynus. 

157 — Angelina Theresa, d. Feb. 11, 1884. 

158— Wakeley, d. May 28, 1863. 

Margaret Coyle Pawling died in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. 
June 22, 1863. William Pawling married again June 14, 
1865, Elizabeth Hill, daughter of Henry Hill and Jane 
Coyle, of Rhinebeck. They had the following children : 

159 — Emma Gertrude. 

160 — Irving Griffin. 

161 — Jennie Hill, d. Oct. 5, 1877. 

Elizabeth Hill Pawling died in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
August I, 1874. 

William Pawling married, third, on February 22, 1882. 
Sarah Ann Pollock, daughter of Abram S. Pollock and 
Sarah L. Osborn. 

William Pawling lived in Poughkeepsie where he car- 


ried on an extensive cooperage business. He died in that 
city a few years ago. 

Samuel Hughes PawHng, No. 85. son of Levi Pawling 
and Hannah Griffing, married September 24, 1851, Mary 
Russell, daughter of Isaac Fairbanks Russell and Catharine 
VanSteenburg. They had children : 

162 — Isaac Russell, d. July 1854. 

163 — John Linden, m. Mary Kinsey. 

164 — Charles Henry, m. Mary Weber. 

Samuel Hughes Pawling is living in New York City, 
where he, also, is engaged in the cooperage business. 

Julia Ann Pawling, No. 86, daughter of Levi Pawling, 
and Hannah Griffing, married, first, March 2, 1855, Jesse 
Howell, born in Norfolk, Va. They had children : 

165 — Robert Dack, m. Eva Gardner. 

166 — Jesse, m. Nellie Agnes Kemp. 
' 167 — Daniel William, m. Anna Mary Wilkenson. 

Julia Ann Pawling's husband, Jesse Howell, died July 
20, 1867, and she married, second, Nathaniel Holmes, of 
Pleasant Valley, N. Y., who died in that place May 24, 1894. 



Sixth Generation. 

Mary Caroline Wallace, Xo. 147. daughter of Gertriule 
Pawling- and David Wallace, married Dec. 12, 1861, John 
Baker Roach, son of John Roach and Emmeline Johnson, 
and are living in Chester, Penna. They had children as 
follows : 

168 — William Berrien, d. Sept. 12, 1864. 

169 — Sarah Elizabeth, m. Charles Edward Schuyler. 

170 — Carrie, d. Nov. 20, 1867. 

171 — Carrie, d. June 4, 1870. 

172 — John Wallace, d, July 21, 1871. 

173 — James Edmond, d. July 18, 1872. 

174 — Emmeline Wallace, m. William Cameron Sproul. 

175 — >\Lary Garretta, m. Fred'k Farwell Long, M. D. 

176 — John. m. J. Hortense IMoller. 

177 — William jMacPherson. 

178 — Carrie For wood, d. Jan. 15, 1882. 

John Alva Wallace, No. 148, son of Gertrude Pawling 
and David Wallace, married ]\Iay 20, 1864, Emeline Coyle, 
daughter of Cornelius Coyle and Ann Butler and are living 
in Chester, Penna. They had children as follov;s : 

179 — \\'illiam, d. Jan. 3, 1885. 

180 — Frank Coyle, m. first, Anna E. Mooney; second, 
Anna R. Erskine. 

181 — Katherine, m. John Franklin Kitts. 

182 — Sarah Gertrude. 

183 — Alva Augustus, d. Jan. 28, 1879. 

184 — Robert IMercer. 

185 — Mary Caroh'ne. d. July 10, 1883. 

1 86- — Emma. d. April 2, 1887. 

187 — Anna Augusta. 

Sarah Elizabeth Wallace, No. 149, daughter of Ger- 


trucle Pawling and David Wallace, married. May i, 1865, 
Norman Westervelt, son of William Westervelt and Mar- 
garet Cox. Norman Westervelt died in New York City, 
Dec. 14, 1903. They had children : 

188 — Carrie Emma, d. Oct. 18, 1866. 

189 — James Edward, m. Clara Morgan, 

190 — Sarah Elizabeth, m. Albert Martin Newkirk. 

191 — Mary Caroline, d. Jan. 20, 1902. 



Seventh and Eighth Generations. 

Sarah Elizabeth Roach. No. 169, daughter of Mary 
CaroHne Wallace and John Baker Roach, married Jan. 21, 
1885, Charles Edward Schuyler, son of Garret Lansing 
Schuyler and Mary Elizabeth Miller. They had one child. 

192 — Lansing Roach, died aged 2 years. 7 months. 

Sarah Elizabeth Roach Schuyler died in New York 
City, where she resided, December 22, 1893. 

Emmeline Wallace Roach, No. 174, daughter of Mary 
Caroline Wallace and John Baker Roach, married January 
21. 1892, William Cameron Sproul, son of William Hail 
Sproul and Deborah Dickinson Slocum. and are residents of 
Chester. Pa. They have children : 

193 — Dorothy Wallace. 

194 — John Roach. 

Mary Garretta Roach. No. 175. daughter of ^*Iary 
Caroline ^^'allace and John Baker Roach, married January 
21, 1893. Frederick Farwell Long. M. D.. son of Jesse 
Green Long and Caroline Ramsay and are residents of Ches- 
ter. They have children : 

195 — Sara Schuyler. 

196 — Frederick Farwell. 

John Roach, No. 176, son of Mary Caroline Wallace 
and John Baker Roach, married April 19. 1899. J- Hortense 
Moller. daughter of Charles August Moller and Pauline 
Espenschutz and are living in New York City, N. Y. 

Frank Coyle Wallace. No. 180, son of John Alva Wal- 
lace and Emeline Coyle. married, first, October 3. 1893. 
Anna E. Mooney, daughter of Edward Mooney and Cath- 
erine Robinson. Anna Mooney Wallace died August 16, 
1894. Frank Coyle Wallace married second. Sept. 2, 1897, 



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Anna Reid Erskine, daughter of John Warren Erskine ctn^' 
Anne Reid and are residents of Washington, D. C. 

Katherine Wallace. No. i8i, daughter of John Alva 
Wallace and Emeline Coyle, married January 6, 1892, John 
Franklin Kitts, son of Thomas Jefferson Kitts and Elizabeth 
Buffington Thomas, and have children : 

197 — John Wallace. 

198 — Edward Buffington. 

James Edward Westervelt, No. 189. son of Sarah 
Elizabeth W^allace and Norman Westervelt. married March 
15, 1892, Clara Morgan, daughter of James Morgan and 
Mary Wilson, and is a resident of New York City. Clara 
Morgan Westervelt died November 24, 1894. 

Sarah Elizabeth Westervelt, No. 190, daughter of 
Sarah Elizabeth Wallace and Norman Westervelt, married 
December 12, 1897, Albert Martin Newkirk, son of Albert 
Newkirk and Julia Green and are residents of New York 
City. They have one child : 

199 — Helen Gertrude. 

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