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HENRY AND SARAH 



STRETCHER 



AND DESCENDANTS 



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1. 1. Henry Stretcher was born 1637, according to a 
deposition by Mm November 20, 1704, recorded in the Court 
Docket of Sussex County, in possession of the Pennsylvania 
Historical Society. In this deposition he deposes that " he 
is about 67 years old," also that he purchased a certain piece 
of land "27 years ago." The first reference to Henry 
Stretcher is a patent recorded at Georgetown, Sussex County, 
Delaware, as follows : 

"Edmond Andross Esq., Seianeur of Sausmarez, Lieu- 
tenant & Governour Generall under his Royall Highness 
James, Duke of York and Albany, & of all his teritories 
in America, to all to whom these Presents shall come sendeth 
Greeting : 

"Whereas, there is a certain tract of land called Martin's 
Vinyeard lying at the Whorekill on the west side of Dela- 
ware Bay, the metts by vertue of a warrant hath been laid 
out for Henry Stritchor (Stretcher) ; Beginning at a certain 
small creek lyeing by a place called Elckout, beginning at 
the point by the Whorekills running and bounding upon the 
said kill south east in breadth One hundred and fifty perches 
to a bounded white oak standing upon the point of a marsh, 
and from thence up the said marsh south west six hundred 
& forty perches to another bounded white oak standing by 
the said marsh and fi:om thence north west bounding upon 
the woods to a bounded hickory or walnut tree standing 
by the aforesaid creek one hundred and fifty perches then 
the said creek to the point in the Whorekill north cast six 
hundred and forty perches, containing and laid out for six 
hundred acres, as by the return of the survey brought in by 

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6 STRETCHER 

Captain Edraond Cantwell, the surveyor, doth & may appear. 
Now for a confirmation unto him the said Henry Stritchor in 
his possession and enjoyment of the premises ; Know ye that 
by virtue of the commission and authority unto me given 
by his Royal Highness I have Ratified Confirmed & Granted 
and l)y these Presents do ratify confirm and grant unto the 
said Henry Stritchor, his heirs and Assigns the aforesaid 
parcel of land and premises. With all and singular the 
appurtenances to have and to hold the said parcel of land 
and premises unto the said Henry Stritchor his heirs and 
assigns unto the proper use and behoof of the said Henry 
Stritchor his heirs and assigns forever. He continueing in 
ohediance and conforming himself according to the laws of 
tlie Government. And yielding and papng therefore yearly 
and evry year as a quitt rent unto his Royal Highness six 
bushels of good A^dntor wdieat unto such person or persons 
there in authority as shall be empowered to receive the 
same. 

Given under my hand and sealed with the seal of the 
Province in 'New York, the Twenty fifth day of March in 
the Twenty eighth year of his Majesty's reign. Anno Domini, 
One Thousand Six hundred and Seventy Six. 

E. Andross. 

(Recorded by order of the Governor the day and year 
above written.) 

Examined by me, 

Matthias Nicholls, Sec." 

" Know all men by these presents that we Henry Stretcher 
and Sarah Stretcher for a valuable consideration already 
received do by these presents alienate assign and make over 
all our right title and interest of this within mentioned 
patent from us our heir's executors administrators and 
assigns unto Capt. John Avery (see " Captain John Avery, 
President Judge at the Whorekill in Delaware Bay, and 



STRETCHER 7 

his Descendants, by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 
1898"), his heirs executors administrators and assigns for- 
ever. 

In witness hereof, have hereunto set our hands this 11th. 
day of Feb. a.d. 1678. 

Signed sealed and de-"^ -0-0 r -1 

-.*-.- I Henry Stretcher. TsealI 

livered in the presence r a o r n 

^ Sarah Stretcher. [sealI 

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Acknowledged in open Court Feb. 11"" 1678. 

Test. Com. Verhoof, Clk. Whorekills. 

Recorded the 2"* of May, 1715. John Hepburn, Master 
of the Rolls for County of Sussex." 

The "York Records" at Dover, Delaware, 1659-1679, 
folio 235, record the patent from Andros to Stretcher of 400 
acres, called " Plain Dealing," situated in " Cembali's IS^eck 
joining Mill Creek." The date of the patent does not ap- 
pear ; it is probably the same as that referred to by Scharf 
in his " History of Delaware," page 1202, where he states 
that Henry Stretcher received 400 acres at the Whorekill 
in 1678. 

The Court Docket of Sussex County, in possession of the 
Pennsylvania Historical Society, records a grant by the 
Court of 800 acres to Henry Stretcher, March 14, 1681, the 
warrant for which issued the 18th of said month. 

The same docket records Henry Stretcher as a witness 
'Nov. 14, 1682, to the official oaths of the Justices appointed 
by Penn for Sussex County. The same docket records : 

" At a Court held 13 day, 12 mo., 1683— 

The 10"" day of the first month the fireemen of this 
County being assembled together did chuse for their dele- 
gates or representatives to the Provincial Council — 
John Roades Samuel Gray ^ 

Henry Bowman William Emett I ^^ ^^ 

Hercules Shepard Henry Stretcher ) ^^^^^ •^* 

" Pennsylvania Archives," Second Series, Volume XIX, 
page 667, contains a " List of Officers of the Colonies on 



8 STRETCHER 

the Delaware and the Province of Pennsylvania, 1614- 
177G." Henry Stretcher is mentioned as a Member of the 
At^senihly from Sussex Count}^ 1684-1687. For similar 
references, see " Colonial Records," Vol. I, page 168 ; " Duke 
of York's Laws," pages 495, 507, 509 ; " The Proceedings 
and Votes of the Assembly," published by Franklin and 
Hall, 1752. 

The Court Docket of Sussex County mentions him as a 
juror in 1687, and as a grand juror May 3, 1687. 

Scharfs "History of Delaware," page 1206: "Henry 
Stretcher contributes 20 logs for building the Court House 
and Prison for Sussex County, October 8, 1687." 

"After all this delay of more than six years the project 
was still not executed, as the record of March 10, 1688, 
bears testimony that Court was then ' being at the house of 
Henry Stretcher, commonly called the Court House.' " 

April, 1688, John "Willington and Sarah Stretcher ac- 
knowledge the sale of " Stretcher's Island." It does not 
appear why Sarah instead of Henry Stretcher makes the 
acknowledgment. 

The following conveyances are recorded at Georgetown, 
Delaware : 

Liber A, folio 106 : Henry Stretcher to Avery, 1679. 

Liber A, folio 28 : Henry Stretcher to Fisher, 1685. 

Liber A, folio 48 : Henry Stretcher to Fisher, 1686. 

Liber A, folio 59 : Henry Stretcher to Wynne, 1688. 

Liber A, folio 71 : Henry Stretcher to Jones, 1688. 

Liber A, folio 121 : Henry Stretcher to Wynne, 1688. 

Liber A, folio 118 : Henry Stretcher to Rodney, 1690. 

Liber A, folio 128 : Henry Stretcher to Rodney, 1690. 

Liber A, folio 154 : Henry Stretcher to Jacobs, 1693. 

Liber A, folio 173 : Henry Stretcher to Stanfield, 1695. 

Liber A, folio 185 : Henry Stretcher to Stanfield, 1695. 

Liber A, folio 151 : Henry Stretcher to Edward Stretcher, 
1697. 

Col. Rec, Vol. I, page 579 : 



STRETCHER 9 

At a meeting of the Council, April 12, 1700, Henry 
Stretcher was reported to have visited Capt. Kidd's sloop 
off Cape Henlopen, and to have made some purchases. 

October 30, 1702, Henry Stretcher conveyed to Samuel 
Rowland 350 acres, within 2 miles of Lewes, known as the 
" Flat Lands." (Court Docket of Sussex Co.) 

Court Docket of Sussex County : 

At a Court held Aug. 3, 1703, " Henry Stretcher appeared 
in open Court and acknowledged according to law unto his 
son Edward Stretcher his Dwelling house and Corner front 
lot in the Town of Lewis in the said County of Sussex 
Containing 60 foot front for the breadth and two hun- 
dred foot back for length by deed of sale then and there 
delivered bearing date the 12"" day of June Ano Dom' 
1703." 

Scharf, page 1258, states that " Stretcher's Hall," a tract 
of 500 acres, was originally granted to Henry Stretcher and 
sold by him to James Standfield and James Thomas. It 
was later known as the " Jersey Tract." It was situated on 
the South side of Cypres Branch of Prime Hook Creek, 
Broad Kiln Hundred. 

The exact date of Henry Stretcher's death is unknown, 
although approximation suggests circa 1704. 

Sarah, wife of Henry Stretcher, is mentioned in the will 
of John Roads, and in that of Henry Vines, Liber A, folio 
9, dated Jan. 17, 168f , probated 3'^'* day, 10 mo., 1689, there 
is a bequest to " Edward Stretcher, the son of Henry 
Stretcher, the first colt that my old mare doth bring with 
all its future increase, but if the said Edward Stretcher 
should die before he is possessed with the said colt then the 
said colt and increase to be returned unto Sarah Stretcher 
and her heirs forever." Vines was Sheriff and a Member 
of the Assembly. As Henry Stretcher left no -svill it has 
not been ascertained whether his wife survived him. They 
appear to have had but one child : 
2. Edward. 

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10 STRETCHER 

n. 2. Edward Stretcher, son of Henry (1) and Sarah 
Stretcher, was born, probably, at Lewes, Sussex County, 
Delaware. The date of his birth can only be conjectured. 
The Court Docket of Sussex County, in possession of the 
Pa. His. Soc, records that at a Court held 1-4 March, 169|, 
Edward Stretcher obtained a grant of a lot at Lewes, 
formerly the Market Place. 

At a Court held Feb. 7, 170|, Edward Stretcher was ap- 
pointed Constable for the Town of Lewes. Dec. 15, 1703, 
a writ is referred to as addressed to " Constable Sheriff 
Edward Stretcher." (See Old Docket.) 

Li 1704, Thomas Fenwick, father-in-law of Edward 
Stretcher, conveyed a lot to him. (Liber H, fol. 309.) 

He appears as a juror 1705, Feb. 4, 1706, 1707, and Feb. 
7, 1709. 

Nov. 1, 1709, he was appointed " Constable for Indian 
River District." (Court Docket.) 

Nov. 3, 1709, John Hepburn and Edward Stretcher ap- 
peared in Court as Administrators of Thomas Fenvdck, 
deceased. Li the will of Fenwick, John Hepburn and 
Samuel Davis were appointed executors, but from the 
foregoing reference it would seem that Davis did not 
act and that Stretcher was substituted in right of his wife 
Margaret, daughter of Thomas Fenwick. (See Fenwick 
Family.) 

Deeds. Georgetown. Liber D, No, 4, folio 211 : Con- 
veyance by Edward and Margaret Stretcher and Robert 
and Anne Clifton, in right of the said Margaret and 
Anne as heirs and daughters of Thomas Fenwick, de- 
ceased. 

Edward and Margaret Stretcher seem to have had but one 
child : 

3. Fenwick. 

HI. 3. Fenwick Stretcher, son of Edward Stretcher 
and Margaret Fenwick, was born at Lewes, apparently, and 



STRETCHER 11 

resided there until his death. He married Esther KoUock, 
daughter of Simon Kollock and Comfort Shephard, of 
Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware. (See " Genealogy of the 
Kollock Family of Sussex County, Delaware, 1657-1897, 
by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 1897.") His will, 
recorded at Georgetown, dated April 4, 1750, probated 
May 6, 1750, is as follows : 

" In The i^ame of God Amen I, Fenwick Stretcher, of 
Lewis Town in the County of Sussex on Delaware being 
weak in body but of sound memory blessed be God, do this 
fourth day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand 
Seven hundred and fifty make and publish this my last Will 
and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say ; 
First I order all my just debts and funeral charges to be 
paid, Also I order my whole estate both real and personal 
(except my Negro man Caesar) to be sold by my Executors 
hereafter named. Also my will is that the money arising 
from the sale of my estate and all debts due to me that shall 
be hereafter received be put out on interest for the use of 
my three children, to wit; Mary Edward & Fenwick Shep- 
hard Stretcher to be equally divided between my said three 
children, each to have their share as they arrive to age, and 
in case either of my said children should die under age 
then his or her part to be equally divided between the sur- 
vivors. Also I order that my negro Caesar be kept for the 
use of my children and each to have an equal part in him, 
and whereas my son Edward in right of his Des'd mother 
may claim Two Shares in a Tract or parcel of Land and 
Marsh Scituate on pothooks Creek my will is in case he do 
it, that as much as one equal part of said land and marsh 
amounts to, be deducted out of his share of the other part 
of my estate and given to my two other children, and I 
make and ordain David Hall and Shephard Kollock joint 
Executors of this my will for the purposes herein con- 
tained. 

Li witness whereof I, the said Fenwick Stretcher have to 



12 STRETCHER 

this my last Will and testament, set my hand and seal the 

day and year above written. 

Signed, sealed and delivered ' 

by the said Fenwick Stretcher 

afi and for his last Will and 

Testament in the presence of 

us who were present at the I- Fenwick Stretcher, [seal] 

signing and sealing thereof. 

Comfort Holland. 

Robert Gill. 

Devd^ Woodbridge." 
Fenwick Stretcher and Esther his wife had issue : 

4. Mary. 

5. Edward. 

6. Fenwick Shephard. 

rV. 5. Edward Stretcher, son of Fenwick Stretcher (3) 
and Esther Kollock, was born at Lewes, Sussex Co., Del., 
1738 (Epitaph); married at St. Peter's Prot. Epis. Ch., 
Phila., Apr. 13, 1763, by the Rev. Mr. Sturgeon, to Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas Davis and his wife Sarah Draper 
(see Davis and Draper Families) ; the marriage license was 
dated the same day (Pa. Ar., 2°"^ Ser. Vol. EC, page 77.) 
She was born 1743 (Epitaph). 

Conveyances recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber R. L. L., folio 243 : Sep. 1, 1763. John Fullerton, 
of Phila., to Edward Stretcher, of the Dist. of Southwark, 
Phila. 

Liber D, 31, folio 298 : April 9, 1770. Pancoast Est. to 
same. 

Liber D, 31, folio 294 : Oct. 5, 1773. Reuben Haines et 
al. to same. 

Register of Wills' Office, Phila., Admn. Book H, p. 177, 
No. 146 of 1794 : Letters of Administration, C. T. A., were 
granted to Thomas and Fenwick Stretcher May 24, 1794, 
on the estate of Edward Stretcher, deceased. His will is 



STRETCHER 13 

unrecorded but is on file. It is dated Jan. 20, 1789, 
and gives Philadelphia as the residence of decedent. His 
wife's name therein is Elizabeth, and he refers to his 
children, Thomas, Fenwick, Mary, and Esther married to 
one Evans. 

To Thomas he bequeaths " lot of ground in Lewis Town, 
in the State of Delaware, adjoining David Hall's lot and 
extending back to Samuel Paynter's lot as left to me by my 
Mother Esther Stretcher who held it under the will of her 
Father Simon Kollock." 

The following is the epitaph of Edward Stretcher and his 
wife Elizabeth ; also two of their grandchildren, hereafter 
referred to:* 

Lot L. 

" Here are deposited 

The Remains of 

Edward Stretcher, 

"Who departed this Life, 

April 10th, 1794, 

Aged 56 Years. 

Also his "Wife 

Elizabeth, 

"Who died May 12th, 1794, 

Aged 51 years. 

Also, 

Caroline and W" W., 

Children 

Of Finnix and Eliza Stretcher, 

And Grandchildren of the 

Aforesaid Edw'd and Elizabeth. 

Caroline died July 24th, 1798, 

Aged 13 Months. 

W« W. Aug. 19th, 1800, 

Aged 10 Mo. and 8 Days." 

*" Inscriptions in St. Peter's Church Yard," by Charles] R. Hilde- 
bum. P. 360. 



14 STRETCHER 

Edward Stretcher and Elizabeth his wife had issue : 

7. Sarah, bur. July 10, 1764. (St. Peter's Records.) 

8. Esther, b. Aug. 1, 1765; bap. Nov. 6, 1766; m. 

May 19, 1785, Rees Evans. (St. Peter's Rec.) 

9. Thomas. 

10. Fen wick (usually called Finnix). 

11. Mary, m. Dec. 8, 1796, Shephard Kollock. (See 

" Kollock Family" and Christ Ch. Rec, Phila.) 

12. Edward, b. May 10, 1774; bap. June 21, 1774. 

(St. Peter's Rec.) 

V. 9. Thomas Stretcher, son of Edward Stretcher (5) 
and Elizabeth Davis, m. Ann Jane, dau. of John Warner 
and Lydia Woodrow; she was b. Mar. 15, 1782; she m. 
secondly, Ebenezer Connard. Thomas Stretcher d. 1819. 
The administration of his estate is recorded at Phila., in 
Liber M, fol. 175. He is styled of Mooretown, Montgomery 
Co., Pa. Letters were granted Sep. 8, 1819, to Ann 
Stretcher, who in the account filed is mentioned as Ann J. 
Connard, wife of Ebenezer Connard. There is a credit for 
expenses at St. Peter's from which it is inferred that the 
burial service was held there ; there is no record, however, 
of his burial there. 

Conveyances recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber E. F. 18, folio 252. Dec. 5, 1804. Thomas Stretcher, 
of Philadelphia, to Richard Wain, of Burlington, IST. J. Prem- 
ises on "Walnut Street East of Ninth, purchased of Samuel 
Williams in 1802. 

Liber E. F. 18, folio 456. Dec. 1, 1806. Thomas Stretcher 
and Ann his Avife to Samuel Claphamson. Premises on Chest- 
nut Street east of Tenth, purchased of William Samson 1805. 

Same Liber, folio 276. Jan. 11, 1809. The same to Ann 
Williams. Premises on Union Street between Third and 
Fourth Street, purchased of Shephard Kollock 1790. 

Liber G. W. R. 10, folio 234. June 1, 1813. The same 
to Finnix Stretcher. Premises purchased of Edward Burd. 



STRETCHER 15 

Liber D. 62, folio 192. ITov. 3, 1796. Shepliard Kollock, 
of Phila., to Thomas Stretcher. Premises on Union Street 
between 3"^ & 4"*, purchased of the Pancoast Estate in 1779 
by Edward Stretcher, father of Thomas, Finnix and Mary- 
Stretcher, and which the said Edward devised by will dated 
Jan. 20, 1789, to his said children, describing Finnix as 
" alias Fenwick," subject to a legacy to his daughter Esther 
Evans, and which the said children conveyed to the said 
Shephard Kollock. 

Liber E. F. 12, folio 175. Dec. 15, 1802. Samuel Wil- 
liams to Thomas Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 22, folio 196. Oct. 21, 1805. William San- 
som to same. 

Liber E. F. 32, folio 5. Dec. 24, 1807. Isaac W. Morris 
to same. 

Liber L C. 16, folio 498. Dec. 24, 1807. Same to same. 

Liber G. W. R. 9, folio 254. Dec. 15, 1802. Samuel Wil- 
liams to same. 

Liber G. W. R. 10, folio 232. June 1, 1812. Edward 
Burd to same. 

Liber A. M. 45, folio 112. June 1, 1812. Same to same. 

Thomas Stretcher and Ann, his wife, had issue, inter alios : 
13. Joseph Lines, m. Elmira Fitler. For descend- 
ants, see " Genealogy of Dr. Francis Joseph 
Pfeifier, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 
his descendants; by Edwin Jaquett Sellers. 
1899." 

Y. 10. Fenwick Stretcher, usually called Finnix, son of 
Edward Stretcher (5) and Elizabeth Davis, b. at Phila., Pa., 
1771; m. by the Rt. Rev. William AYhite, D.D., Bishop of 
Pennsylvania, July 31, 1794, at St. Peter's Prot. Epis. Ch., 
Phila., to Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Jaudon and Ann 
McCue, granddaughter of Capt. Anthony Wayne. (See 
" Account of the Jaudon Family," by the writer, Phila., 
1890 ; also Wayne Family, partly contributed by the writer, 



16 STRETCHER 

contfiined in " Some Colonial Mansions and those who lived 
in them," by Thomas Allen Glenn, published by Henry T. 
Coates & Co., of Phila., 1900.) Elizabeth Jaudon was born 
1763 ; d. Jan. 4, 1850 ; buried Jan. 7, 1850, in her husband's 
vault at St. Peter's. He died Jan. 30, 1847 (Record in 
Family Bible), and was buried in same place, Feb. 1, 1847. 
There are portraits of both in possession of their grand- 
daughter, Mrs. David W. Sellers, of Phila. His will, dated 
Jan. 8, 1847, probated Feb. 12, 1847, is on tile in Phila. 
and recorded in Liber No. 19, folio 546, as follows : 

" Be it remembered that I, Finnix Stretcher, of the City of 
Philadelphia, being in health of mind and body but con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life, do make and declare this 
my last will and Testament in manner following. 

First. I do will and direct that all my just debts and 
funeral expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be 
after my decease by my Executrix hereinafter named. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth 
all my personal Estate of what nature and kind soever the 
same may be to receive, take and enjoy the same absolutely 
for her own use forever. 

Item. I also give devise and bequeath unto my said wife 
Elizabeth all my Real Estate wherever situated to hold the 
same for and during the term of her natural life, and on 
her decease, I give and devise the same to my daughter 
Elizabeth, now the wife of Joseph Jaquett, for and during 
all the term of her natural life so that the same shall not 
be in any way liable for the debts or engagements nor 
subject to the control of her present or any future husband 
she may have and on her decease I give and devise the 
same and every part thereof in fee to the children and 
issue of the said Elizabeth Jaquett that may be living at 
the time of her decease and the issue of such children as 
may be then deceased their heirs and assigns forever in 
equal shares, as tenants in common, so always however that 
such issue of deceased children, if any shall take equally 



STRETCHER 17 

among them such parts and shares only which his her or 
their deceased parent or parents would have taken if living. 

Lastly^ I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved 
wife Elizabeth Executrix of this my last will and Testa- 
ment, giving and conferring upon the said Elizabeth the 
power and authority to sell and dispose of the whole or any 
part of my real Estate in fee simple upon such terms and 
for such price or prices as she in her discretion shall deem 
best and to grant and convey the same to any person or 
persons, in fee simple, freed and discharge from any trust 
or limitation whatever and without any liability whatever 
on the part of such purchaser or purchasers to see to the 
application of the purchase money. And it is my desire 
and request that should my said wife make sale or sales of 
part or all of my real estate under the authority hereby 
given to her that then she shall invest the proceeds derived 
therefrom in other real estate or in real securities to be held 
by her for the purpose mentioned and declared in this my 
will as regards the whole of my said real estate. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this the Eighth day of January Anno Domini One 
Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Seven. 
Signed, Sealed, Published, and ' 
declared by the above named 
Finnix Stretcher, as and for his 
last will and testament in the 
presence of us who at his 
request have subscribed our 
names as witnesses thereto. 
John W. Ashmead. 
John Brodhead." 

Conveyances recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber D, 62, folio 601. Dec. 2, 1796. Finnix Stretcher 
and Elizabeth his wife to Michael Bernard Dartis. Convey- 
ance of premises on Cypres Street between Third and 
Fourth, being part of a lot conveyed by Hannah Pancoast, 



Finnix Stretcher, [seal] 



18 STRETCHER 

widow and admx. of Joshua Pancoast, Apr. 5, 1770, unto 
Edward Stretcher, father of Thomas, Finnix alias Fen wick 
and Mary Stretcher, and which is recorded in Book Ko. 31, 
page 298, which the said Edward Stretcher by will dated 
Jan. 20, 1789, devised to his widow Elizabeth, since de- 
ceased, for life and after her death to his children aforesaid, 
subject to the payment of a legacy to his daughter Esther 
Evans, which was paid and satisfied. Nov. 2, 1796, the 
said Thomas, Finnix and Mary Stretcher conveyed the same 
to Shephard Kollock, who, Nov. 3, 1796, conveyed the same 
to Finnix Stretcher, the grantor above. 

Liber E. F. 24, folio 662. Jan. 16, 1805. Finnix Stretcher 
and Elizabeth his wife to Joseph Jourdan. Premises Fifth 
Street below Pine, which had been purchased by the grantor 
of James McCrea, 1804. 

Liber E. F. 30, folio 368. Oct. 14, 1807. The same to 
Joseph P. Musgrave. Premises on Sixth Street below 
Spruce, purchased by the grantor from Joseph Reed, 1806. 

Liber L C, folio 331. Feb. 18, 1814. The same to Francis 
Bundy, et al. Purchased by the grantor from Edward Burd, 
1813. 

Liber M. R. 18, folio 349. Apr. 30, 1818. The same to 
Charles Fury. Premises on Eleventh Street above Spruce, 
purchased of Edward Burd, 1813. 

Liber D. 60, folio 49. Dec. 13, 1796. Samuel Emlem 
Jr. & wife to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber D. 61, folio 184. Nov. 3, 1796. Shephard Kollock 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 9, folio 174. Apr. 11, 1801. Ann Bartram 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 22, folio 204. Mar. 25, 1805. Edward Burd 
& wife to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 24, folio 323. Nov. 29, 1806. Joseph Reed 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber E. F. 28, folio 470. June 16, 1804. Samuel McCrea 
to Finnix Stretcher. 



STRETCHER 19 

Liber E. F. 30, folio 240. Apr. 11, 1801. Ann Bartram 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Same book, folio 366. Nov. 29, 1806. Joseph Reed to 
Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber I. C. 4, folio 534. Jan. 6, 1810. William Vicary 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber L C. 28, folio 333. Apr. 9, 1813. Edward Burd 
to Finnix Stretcher. 

Liber M. R. 19, folio 208. Mar. 23, 1813. Edward Burd 
& wife to same. 

Liber G. W.R.I, folio 130. Dec.17,1817. Thomas Pritch- 
ett to same. 

Same book, folio 132. June 1, 1812. Edward Burd et 
ux. to same. 

Same book, folio 135. June 11, 1812. Same to same. 

Liber G. W.R. 2,folio 227. Dec. 18,1817. Thomas Pritch- 
ett & ^^'ife to same. 

Same book, folio 229. Nov. 27, 1818. Same to same. 

Liber G. W. R. 10, folio 234. June 1,1813. Thomas Stret- 
cher and Ann his wife to same. 

Liber G. W. R. 12, folio 161. Nov. 27, 1818. Thomas 
Pritchett to same. 

Same book, folio 248. June 1, 1812. Edward Burd to 
same. 

Liber A.M. 45, folio 109. June 11, 1812. Same to same. 

Same book, folio 119. Apr. 9, 1813. Same to same. 

Liber G. S. 35, folio 477. Dec.17,1817. Thos. Pritchett 
to same. 

Same book, folio 479. Dec. 18, 1817. Same to same. 

Fenwick or Finnix Stretcher and his vnte Elizabeth had 
issue : 

14. Caroline, b. June, 1797 ; d. July 24, 1798 ; buried 

at St. Peter's. (See Epitaph of Edward 
Stretcher (5).) 

15. William W.,b. Oct. 9, 1799; d. Aug. 19, 1800; 

bur. at St. Peter's. (Ibid.) 



20 STRETCHER 

16. Matilda, b. 1801 ; bap. May 24, 1805 (St. Peter's 

Records); bur. Aug. 12, 1827, at St. Peter's 
in her father's vault. She was a graduate of 
her Uncle Daniel Jaudon's school. (Diploma 
in possession of the writer.) 

17. Elizabeth. 

18. Anna Maria Jaudon, b. 1808 ; d. July 13, 1836 ; 

bur. in her father's vault at St. Peter's. She 
also was a graduate of Daniel Jaudon's school. 
(Her diploma is in possession of the writer.) 

VI. 17. Elizabeth Stretcher, daughter of Fenwick or 
Finnix Stretcher (10) and Elizabeth Jaudon, b. at Phila., 
Dec. 27, 1801 ; bap. at St. Peter's Epis. Ch., Phila., May 24, 
1805 ; m. by the Rt. Rev. William White, D.D., at St. Peter's 
Prot. Epis. Ch., Phila., Dec. 3, 1829, to Rev. Joseph Jaquett; 
d. May 25, 1882; bur. in Stretcher Vault, St. Peter's. She 
waa a graduate of Daniel Jaudon's school. Rev. Joseph 
Jaquett, son of Thomas Jaquett and Mary Pfeiffer (see " Ge- 
nealogy of the Jaquett Family by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, 
Philadelphia, 1896," for a full account of Rev. Joseph Jaquett 
and his ancestry ; also " Genealogy of Dr. Francis Joseph 
Pfeiffer, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his Descendants, 
by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 1899"), b. at Phila., 
Mar. 11, 1794; bap. May 14, 1794, at the Second Presby- 
terian Church, Phila. ; d. May 24, 1869 ; bur. in Stretcher 
Vault, St. Peter's, May 26, 1869 ; ordained a Deacon of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church by Bishop White, Kov. 16, 
1821, and a Presbyter, Dec. 22, 1822. (Certificates of each 
are in possession of the writer. A portrait of Elizabeth 
Stretcher Jaquett (17) is in possession of her daughter, Mrs. 
David W. Sellers, of Phila., and two of Rev. Joseph Jaquett 
and a miniature are in possession of the writer.) He was 
Rector of St. James the Greater, Bristol, Pa., and subse- 
quently of St. Matthew's, Francisville, Phila. In connection 
with the late Isaac Leeser, V. D. M., Synagogue Mikva Israel, 



STRETCHER 21 

Phila., he edited the first American edition of the Hebrew 
Bible. In the " Pfeiffer Genealogy" is given a large list of 
conveyances by Rev. Joseph Jaquett and his wife, inherited 
from his grandfather, Dr. Francis Joseph Pfeifier. 

Recorded at Philadelphia : 

Liber A. D. B., :N"o. 18, folio 314. May 24, 1858. Rev. 
Joseph Jaquett, of Philadelphia, and Elizabeth his wife, of 
the first part, Anna Frances Jaquett, of the same place, 
single-woman, and Finnix Jaquett, of same place, physician, 
of the second part, and Da\^d W. Sellers, of same place, 
Attorney at Law, of the third part. 

Whereas Wm. Vicary and Mary his wife conveyed to 
Finnix Stretcher of Phila., by Deed dated Jan. 6, 1810, Re- 
corded in Deed Book D, No. 4, f. 534, premises East side 
of Seventh Street below Spruce. 

And Whereas Finnix Stretcher by his ^vill, dated Jan. 8, 
1847, recorded in Book No. 19, f. 46, devised the same to 
his wife Elizabeth, etc., and after her decease to her daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Jaquett, etc., and after her 
decease to her children, etc., and whereas the said Elizabeth 
Stretcher the widow of the testator died and the said Eliza- 
beth Jaquett her daughter had issue only two children, to 
wit, the said Anna Frances Jaquett and Finnix Jaquett, 
parties of the second part hereto, both of whom are of full 
age, etc. Conveyance to Da\ad W. Sellers. 

Liber L. R. B., No. 196, folio 56. July 1, 1866. Rev. Jo- 
seph Jaquett and Elizabeth his wife, of the first part, David 
W. Sellers, Counsellor at Law, and Anna Frances his -vnfe, 
of the second part, and Finnix S. Jaquett, Doctor of Medi- 
cine, of the third part. 

Wliereas Edward Burd and Elizabeth his wife, by deed 
dated Mar. 25, 1805, recorded in Deed Book E. F. No. 22, f. 
204, conveyed to Finnix Stretcher in fee certain premises, and 

Whereas the said Finnix Stretcher by -svill dated Jan. 8, 
1847, recorded in Book 19, f. 46, bequeathed to his wife 
Elizabeth for life, etc., after her death to his daughter Eliz- 



22 STRETCHER 

abeth, wife of Joseph Jaquett, for her life and after her 
death to her chiklren, and 

Whereas the said Elizabeth Stretcher, widow of the tes- 
tator, died and her daughter Elizabeth Jaquett had issue 
only two children, the said Anna Frances Jaquett, parties 
of the second part, and Finnix S. Jaquett, party of the third 
part hereto, both of full age. Conveyance to party of the 
third part. 

Rev. Joseph Jaquett and Elizabeth his wife had issue : 

19. Finnix Stretcher, M.D., b. Sept. 12, 1831; mem- 

ber of the Class of '49, University of Penn- 
sylvania; graduate of the Medical College of 
Pennsylvania, Mar. 4, 1854 ; Surgeon in the 
Sixty-fifth Pennsylvania Regiment, Fifth Cav- 
alry,* being mustered into service Dec. 22, 
1861; resigned Feb. 24, 1862; d. Dec. 11, 
1870; bur. Dec. 13, 1870, in Stretcher Vault, 
St. Peter's, Phila. An oil portrait of him is 
in possession of his sister, Mrs. David W. Sel- 
lers, of Phila. 

20. Anna Frances. 

21. Joseph Pfeiffer, b. 1841 ; bap. at St. Peter's, July 

9, 1841; d. Nov. 24, 1852; bur. in Stretcher 
Vault, St. Peter's, Phila. An oil portrait is in 
possession of Mrs. David W. Sellers, of Phila. 

Vn. 20. Anna Frances Jaquett, dau. of Rev. Joseph 
Jaquett and Elizabeth Stretcher (17), b. at Phila., Jan. 23, 
1838; m. by the Rev. William H. Odenheimer, D.D., after- 
wards Bishop of Pennsylvania, at St. Peter's Prot. Epis. 
Ch., Phila., July 22, 1858, to David Wampole, son of Samuel 
Sellers and Barbara Ann Wampole. He was born at Phila., 
May 11, 1833; registered as a Student at Law under the 
preceptorship of the late Hon. John Cadwalader, and was 
admitted to the Philadelphia Bar, May 11, 1854. 

* Hist, of Pa. Vol., Bates, vol. ii, p. 577. 



STRETCHER 23 

David "Wampole Sellers and his wife Anna Frances had 
issue : 

22. Anna Frances, b. at Phila., Aug. 16, 1859 ; m. at 

the residence of her father, Edward Page Vo- 
gels, Apr. 21, 1892. He was b. Apr. 2, 1855. 
Issue : 

30. Eleanor Stockton, b. at Atlantic City, 

K J., Sep. 19, 1896. 

31. David Sellers, b. at Atlantic City, N. J., 

June 20, 1900. 

23. Elizabeth Louisa, b. at Phila., Mar. 21, 1861. 

24. Mary (usually called Minnie), b. at Phila., Dec. 

31, 1862; m. George Howard Stirling, at St. 
Peter's, Phila., June 3, 1895. He was b. Apr. 
25, 1860. They reside at Garrison Station, 
Green Spring Valley, Bait. Co., Md. Issue : 

32. David Sellers, b. at Green Spring Val- 

ley, Bait. Co., Md., Aug. 16, 1896. 

33. Philip Sellers, b. at same place, June 1, 

1898. 

34. Francis Elder, b. at same place, Jan. 21, 

1901. 

25. Florence, b. at Phila., Apr. 22, 1864; m. Mar- 

cellus Coxe, son of Ferdinand Coxe and Fran- 
ces Cochran, of Philadelphia, June 2, 1885, at 
St. Peter's Phila. He was b. Nov. 7, 1857. 
Issue: 

35. Francis Tra\ds, b. at Phila,, Mar. 13, 

1889. 

26. Edwin Jaquett, b. at Phila., July 25, 1865 ; grad- 

uate of the University of Pennsylvania, June 
10, 1886, with degree of A.B. ; registered as a 
Student at Law under the preceptorship of his 
father, and was graduated at the Department 
of Law of the University of Pennsylvania, 
June 9, 1889, receiving degrees of LL.B. and 



24 STRETCHER 

A.M. ; admitted to the Philadelphia Bar June 
15, 1889 ; m. at St. Peter's, Phila., by J. Lewis 
Parks, D.D., June 6, 1894, to Blanche Bing- 
ham, daughter of Michael Ehret and Ellen 
Cathcart, of Phila. She was b. at Phila., Oct. 
15,1871. Issue: 

36. Ellen Jaquett, b. at Phila., Mar. 6, 

1895; bap. at St. Peter's, Dec. 1, 

1895. 

27. Charles Jaquett, b. at Phila., Mar. 21, 1867; d. 

Feb. 9, 1868; bur. in Stretcher Vault, St. 
Peter's, Phila. 

28. Sydney Jaquett, b. at Phila., N'ov. 29, 1868; d. 

at Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 21, 1887; bur. in 
Stretcher Vault, St. Peter's, Phila. 

29. Agnes, b. at Phila., July 21, 1873. 





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