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To the Librarian : — 

I send you my book on Pawling Genealogy, on ap- 
proval. I go back to the first Pawling that came to America, 
in 1664. 

Examine it. The price is $2.00. 

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pawling Ocncalogv 

THE first Pawling that came to America, that I can 
find any record of, was Henry Pawling. 

Writers of biography usually begin their subjects 
with the rather startling statement "The subject of this 
memoir was born * * ," Here follows a date, name of 
place, etc. I will begin somewhat back and then go to the 
beginning, but I will not tell where and when Henry Pawl- 
ing was born, tor I do not know. 

In the State Library, at Harrisburg, Pa., I found tte 
first record. "State of New York. Keport of the State 
Historian, (1896). Colonial Series.'' Vol. I., P. 379. 

"Tuesday, April 5, 1670. This day Capt Pawling's foot 
company appeared at Kendezvous where they were mus- 
tered and exercised in their arms. The president also 
caused all the laws relating to the military affairs to be read 
before them ; and then marched them with flying colors to 
town of Hurley and there dismissed them: The colors 
were Lodg with a guard at the town hall, Kingston, where 
the soldiers were commanded to appear next day in court to 
draw their lotts. v 

Commissions: Henry Pawling to be Captain, Chris- 
topher Berrisford, Lieutenant; John Biggs, Ensign at 

Frances Lovelace, Esq. : 

To Henry Pawling Captain. — By vertue of ye commis- 
sion and authority unto me given (by His Eoyal Highness) 
I do constitute and appoint you Henry Pawling, and you 
are hereby constituted and appointed to be captain of the 
foot company listed and to be listed in towns of Marble- 

4 Pawling Genealogy. 

town and Hurley and Wiltyck at Esopus. You are to 
take into ye charge and care the s'd cop'a as capfa thereof 
and duly to exercise both yer inferior officers and souldy'ers 
in armes, and to use y'er best care skill and endeavor to 
keepe them in good orders and discipline, hereby requiring 
all inferior officers and souldy'ers under yer charge to — 
likewise observe and follow such orders and directions as 
you shall from time to time receive from me and other 
your superior officers according to the discipline of warre. 

Given under my hand and seal, this 18th day of April, 
in ye 22th year of his Ma'ties' Eaigne Anno Domini, 1670. 

(•The following paragraphs are written on the back of 
the page of the MSS and are not alluded to in the cal- 

Whereas, Mr. Henry Pawling came over a souldier with 

my predecessor, Colo Eichard Nicholls in his in the 

which hee did belong being These are to certify all 

whom it may concerne that the sa^d Henry Pawling behaved 
himself well and as becomes a souldy^r during the time of 
his being under my command and, being now a Time of 
Peace I do hereby give him a discharge from his military 
engagement so that hee hath — ^to follow his private affayres 
without any further lett or interruption. Given under my 
hand at Ft. James, in New York, the 18th day of April 

The above is also found in New York State Library, N. 
Y. Colonial Manuscripts, Vol. XXII., p. 100. 

From the above you will see his promotion as captain 
was made on the same day as discharge and disbanding of 
the garrison. Brodhead's History of the State of New 
York, Vol. II. p. 156, says: "Lovelace now ordered that 
the garrison at the Esopus shall be henceforth disbanded 
and dismissed of their military employment, they being a 
needless charge to the Duke.' A commission and instruc- 
tions were likewise issued to Counselor, Eauph Whitfield; 
Captain, John Manning; Captain, Thos. Chambers, Wm. 

Pawling Genealogy. 5 

Beekman, Christopher Beresford and Henry Pawling, to 
regulate affairs at Esopus and the new village adjoining. 
The commissioners according went to Esopus and organ- 
ized two new villages, the farthest of which they named 
"Marbletown/* from the blue limestone which abounds 
there; the nearest one they called "Hurley," after Love- 
lace's ancestral home on the Thames. A few days after, 
"the town formerly called Sopes was named Kingston,'^ 
by the commissioners, in farther compliment to the Gov- 
ernor, whose mother's family had a seat at Kingston L'Isle, 
near Wantage, in Berkshire. Beresford was appointed 
chief magistrate of Hurley and Marbletown, and Pawling 
officer over the Indians. Lewis du Bois and Albert H^y- 
mans, who was now restored to favor, were made overseers 
for Hurley, John Briggs and Frederick Hussey for Marbel- 
town, and Thos. Chambers and Wm. Beekman for Kings- 
ton. The Duke's laws were directed to be inforced and 
instructions were given to the new officers respecting their 
conduct toward the Indians. Separate lots in the two new 
villages were parcelled out to the disbanded soldiers. The 
Governor have specially directed that, "a very good pro- 
vision at the furthest drop" be made for Mrs. Ann Brod- 
h^ad," in regard of her great charge, and, of her being a 
commissioned officer's widow," a tract at Marbletown was 
allotted to her. 

1670, March 17-30. As soon as the river opened. Captain 
Diedley Lovelace, with Cortelyou, Beekman, Beresford and 
Pawling, met at Kingston, under a commission of the 
Governor and granted lands at Hurley and Marbletown, 
chiefly to the discharged soldiers, who were required not 
to sell them for three years. Town boundaries were estab- 
lished, local regulations were made and Beresford was sworn 
chief officer of Hurley and Marbletown, (April 11, 1670). 
At the adjournment of the commission the laws were read 
and an artillery salute was fired "when the President took 
horse to depart for New York." 

6 Pawling Genealogy. 

The same author says Lovelace appointed Henry Pawl- 
ing to lay out lots at Esopus Creek, 9th Nov. 1668, to in- 
duce soldiers to remain. 

Col. Eichard NichoUs was at the head of the Duke of 
York expedition in 1664, and as Henry Pawling was one 
of his soldiers I will give a full account of it. 

The following is a copy of grant of New Netherland, 

etc., to the Duke of York. Pa. Archives, Series 2, Vol. V, 

p. 494 : 

"Charles the second by the Grace of God, King of England, Scot- 
land, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to 
whom these presents shall come. Greeting: Know ye tha|; we for 
divers good Causes, and considerations us thereunto moving Have 
of our especial Grace, certain knowledge and mere notion Given 
and granted and by these presents for us our heirs and successors 
Do Give and Grant unto our Dearest Brother James, Duke of 
York, his Heirs and assigns all that part of the main land of 
New England beginning at a certain place called or known by the 
name of St. Croix next adjoining to New Scotland in America 
from thence extending. ♦♦♦♦♦♦ in witness whereof we have 
caused these our letters to be made Patents. Witness ourselves 
at Westminster, the twelvth day of March, in the sixteenth year 
of Our Reign. [1664.]" 

By the King. Howard. 

"James, Duke of York and Albany, Earl of Ulster, Lord High 
Admiral of England and Ireland, &c., Constable of Doer Castle, 
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, & Governor of Portsmouth, &c. 
Whereas it has pleased the Kings most Excellent Matie my Sover- 
eign Lord and Brother by his Maties Letters Patents bearing date 
at Westminster the 12th day of March, in the Sixteenth year of 
his Majestes Reign, to give and Grant unto me, and to my Heirs 
and Assigns all that part of Main Land of New England, begin- 
ning at a certain place called or known by the name of St. Croix, 
next adjoining to New Scotland in America, and from thence ex- 
tending along the Sea Coast unto a certain place called Petuaguin 
or Pemaquid and so up the river thereof, to the furtherest Head 
of the same, as it tendeth Northwards, and extending from thence 
to the river of Kinebeque and so upward, by the shortest course 
to the river Canada Northwards, and also all the Island, or Is- 
lands comonly called by the several name or names of Matowacks 

Pawling Genealogy. 7 

or Long Island, scituate lying and being towards the west of Cape 
Cod and the Narrow Higausetts, abutting upon the Main Land 
between the Two rivers there called and known by the several 
names of Connecticutt & Hudson river, together also with the 
said River called Hudsons river, and all the land from the west 
side of Connecticutt river, to the east side of Delaware Bay; And 
also all those several Islands called or known by the name of 
Martin Vinyard and Nantuckes otherwise Nantuckett, together 
with all the Lands, Islands, Soyles, Rivers, Harbors, Mines, Miner- 
alls, Quarrys, Woods, Marishes, Waters, Lakes, Fishings, Hawking, 
Himting and Fowling, and all other royalties, Profitts, comodities 
and Hereditaments to the said several Islands, Lands and prem- 
ises belonging and appertaining with their and every of their 
appurtenances to Hold the same to my own proper use and behoof 
with power to correct, punish, pardon. Govern and rule the In- 
habitants thereof by myself, or such Deputy's Comissioners or of- 
ficers, as I shall think fitt to appoint as by his Maties said Letters 
Patent may more fully appear, and whereas I have conceived a 
^ood opinion of the Integrity, prudence, ability and fitness of 
Richard NicoUs, Esq., to be employed as my Deputy there, I 
have therefore thought fitt to constitute and appoint and I do 
hereby constitute and appoint him the said Richard Nicholls, 
Esqr., to be my Deputy Governor with in the Lands, Islands and 
places aforesd to perform and execute all and every Powers which 
are by said Letters Patents, granted imto me to be executed by 
my Deputy, Agent or Assigns, to have and to hold the said Place 
of Deputy Governor, imto the said Richard Nicholls, Esqr., during 
my will and pleasure only, hereby willing and requiring all and 
every the Inhabitants of the said Lands, Islands and places to 
give obedience to him, the said Richard Nicholls^ Esqr., in all 
things according to the .Tenour of his Matie said Letters Patent: 
and the said Richards Nicholls, Esqr., to observe follow and ex- 
ecute such orders and Instructions, as he shall from time to time 
receive from myself. Given under my Hand and Seal at White 
Hall, the Second day of April, in the Sixteenth Year of the reign 
of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second, by the Grace of God, 
King of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, &c., Annog Domini, 
1664. By Command of His Royal Highness." 
W. Coventry. James. 

A very good account of Duke of York expedition, is 

8 P^rWLiNG Genealogy. 

found in History of New York, by Wm. Smith. He says 
on page 32 : 

"The Dutch inhabitants, by the vigilance of their gov- 
ernour, were not unappraised of the designs of the English 
court against them, for their records testify, that on the 
8th of July, " ^the general received intelligence, from one 
Thomas Willet, an Englishman, that an expedition was 
preparing in England, against this place, consisting of two 
frigates of 40 and 50 guns, and a fly boat^of 40 guns, hav- 
ing on board three hundred soldiers, and each frigate one 
hundred and fifty men, and that they lay at Portsmouth, 
waiting for a wind." News arrived also from Boston, that 
they had already set sail. The burgomasters were there- 
upon called into council. The fortress was ordered to be 
put into a posture of defence, and spies sent to Milford 
and Westchester for intelligence. Boston was in the secret 
of the expedition, for the general court had in May preced- 
ing, passed a vote for a supply of provisions, towards re- 
freshing the ships on their arrival. They were four in 
number, and resolved to rendezvous at Gardner's Island in 
the Sound, but parted in a fog about the 20th of July. 
Eichard NicoUs and Sir George Carteret, two of the com- 
missioners, were on board of the Guyny, and feU in first 
with Cape Cod. The winds having blown from the south- 
west, the other ships, with Sir Eobert Carr, and Mr. Ma- 
venick, the remaining commissioners, were rightly con- 
cluded, to be driven, to the eastward. After dispatching a 
letter to Mr. Winthrop, the governour of Connecticut, re- 
questing his assistance, Colonel NicoUs, proceeded to Nan- 
tasket, and thence to Boston. The other ships got into 
Piscataway. John Endicot, a very old man, was then 
governour of Boston, and incapable of business. The com- 
missioners, therefore, had a conference with the council, 
and earnestly implored the assistance of that colony. Colo- 
nel Nicolls and Sir George Carteret, in their letter from 
Boston, to Sir H. Bennnet, secretary of state, complain 

Pawling Genealogy. & 

much of the backwardness of that province. The reasons 
urged in their excuse, were poverty and the season, it being 
the time of harvest ; but perhaps disaffection to the Stewart 
family, whose persecuting fury had driven them from their 
native country, was the true spring of their conduct. The 
king^s success in the reduction of the Dutch, evidently 
opened him a door to come at his enemies in New England, 
who were far from being few; and whether this consider-, 
ation might not have given rise to the project itself, I leave 
to the conjectures of others. 

On the 27th of July, NicoUs and Carteret made a formal 
request in writing, "That the government of Boston would 
pass an act to furnish them with armed men, who should 
begin their m^arch to the Manhattans, on the 20th of Au- 
gust ensuing, and promised, that if they could get other 
assistance, they would give them an account of it." The 
governour and council answered, that they would assemble 
the general court, and communicate the proposal to them. 

From Boston, a second letter was written to governour 
Winthrop, in Connecticut,*dated the 29th of July, in which 
he was informed that the other ships were then arrived, 
and would sail the first fair wind, and he was desired to 
meet them at the west end of Long Island. 

One of the ships entered the bay of the North Eiver, 
several days before the rest; and as soon as they were all 
come up, Stuyvesant sent a letter dated 19-30 of August, 
at Fort Anil, directed to the commanders of the English 
frigates, by John Declyer, one of the chief council, the 
Eev. John Megapolensis, minister, Paul Lunder Vander 
Grilft, major, and Mr. Samuel Megapolensis, doctor in 
physic, with the utmost civility, to desire the reason of 
their approach, and continuing in the harbor of Naijarlij, 
without giving notice to the Dutch which (he writes) they 
ought to have done. 

Colonel NicoUs answered the next day with a summons. 

10 Pawling Genealogy. 

*'To the Honorable the Oovemour, and Chief Council at 

the Manhattans: 

"Eight worthy sirs, 

"I received a letter by some worthy persons intrusted by 
you, bearing date the 19-30 of August, desiring to know 
the intent of the approach of the English frigates; in re- 
turn of which, I think it fit to let you know, that his 
majesty of Great Britain, whose right and title to these 
parts of America is unquestionable, well knowing how 
much it derogates from his crown and dignity, to suffer 
any foreigners, how nearsoever they be allied, to usurp a 
dominion, and without his majesty's royal consent, to in- 
herit in these, or any other of his majesty's territories, hath 
commanded me, in his name, to require a surrender of all 
such forts, towns, or places of strength, which are now pos- 
sessed by the Dutch, under your commands; and in his 
majesty's name, I do demand the town, situate on the 
island, commonly known by the name of Manhattoes, with 
all the forts thereunto belonging, to be rendered unto his 
majesty's obedience and protection, into my hands. I am 
further commanded to assure you, and every respective 
inhabitant of the Dutch nation, that his majesty being ten- 
der of the effusion of Christian blood, doth by these pres- 
ents, confirm and secure to every man his estate, life, and 
liberty, who shall readily submit to his government. And 
all those who shall oppose his majesty's gracious intention, 
must expect all the miseries of a war, which they bring 
upon themselves. I shall expect your answer by these 
gentlemen, Colonel George Carteret, one of his majesty's 
commissioners in America; Captain Eobert Needham, 
Captain Edward Groves, and Mr. Thomas Delavall, whom 
you will entertain with such civility as is due to them, and 
yourselves, and yours shall receive the same, from 

Worthy sirs. 
Your very humble servant, 


Pawling Genealogy. 11 

"Dated on board hid majest/s ship, the Guyny, riding 
before Nyaeh, the 20-31 of August, 1664/' 

Mr. Stuyvesant promised an answer to the summons the 
next morning, and in the mean time convened the councn 
and burgomasters. The Dutch govemour was a good 
soldier, and had lost a leg in the service of the States. He 
would willingly have made a defence; and refused a sight 
of the summons, both to the inhabitants and burgomasters, 
lest the easy terms offered, might induce them to capitu- 

After exchanging letters from 20th to the 27th articles of 
capitulation were signed at eight o'clock in the nuoming of 
the 27th of August, 1664. 

In Brodhead's History of New York, Vol. I., p. 736. 
He mentions four ships — Guinea, 36 guns — Elias, 30 guns 
— Martin, 6 guns — William and Nichols of 10 guns with 
450 regular soldiers. The officers of the vessels were, 
Captain William Hill, Captain Eobert Needham, Captain 
Math. Nicholls, Captain Thomas Morley and Captain 
Hugh Hilde, commander in chief of the squadron. 

In History of New York, by Mary L. Booth, p. 160, 
gives the closing chapter of Col. Nicholls. "After admin- 
istering affairs with considerable sagacity for three years, 
Col. Nicholls determined to return to Europe and, having 
asked and obtained his recall, set sail on his homeward voy- 
age in August, 1668. He engaged in subsequent war 
against Holland and was killed in a naval engagement in 
1670. Col. Francis Lovelace was appointed his successor.^^ 
Thus we see how it came about that Col. Lovelace gives the 
discharge to Henry Pawling. 

The following is a list of the soldiers at rendezvous April 
5, 1670. Eeport of State Historian, New York, Colonial 
Series, Vol. L, p. 378 : 

Hen. Pawling, Capt. Sam. Olliver, Serg. 

Christo. Beresford, Lieut. Albert Heymensen,' Serg. 
John Biggs, Ensign. Kich^d Cage, Drummer. 


Pawling Genealogy. 

Marbletown Soldiers. 
Thomas Quynell, 
Willm. Fisher, 
John Hendrick, 
Geor. Porter, 
Fredr. Hussey, 
Autho. Addyson, 
Everett Price, 
Thorn. Edgar, 
Edwar. ffrench, 
Wm. Horton, 
Kobt. BickerstafEe, 
Eobt. Peacock, 
John Keynolds, 
John Pound, 
Edw. Whitacre, 
Thorn. Mathews, 
Geo. Hall, 
Autho. Cooke, 
John Joesten, 
Jacob de Wael, 
Henry Crimp, 
Fredr. Pieterson, 
Cornel, ffinehold, 
Grisbert Crump, 
Garret Johnson, 

Henry Pawling took land and settled at Marbletown, Uls- 
ter county, N. Y., where he raised his family and died 

I could find no authority from what part of England he 
came from but Mrs. Katherine Wallace Kitts, at Darby, 
Pa., says, in her book on Henry Pawling, that he came 
from Padbury, Buckinghamshire, England, learning it 
from the land grants in Philadelphia County. 

Hurley Soldiers. 
Paulus Paulenson, 
Jacob Johnson, 
Lewys De Boys, 
Aaron Tunys, 
Autho. Crippell, 
Lambert Hyberts, 
Warden'r Hornbeck, 
Garret Fokar, 
Garret Corneliuson, 
ifrancois Le Shiere, 
John Albertson, 
Arian Albertson, 
Jacob Carte, 
Eobert Goldsberry, 
John Dihoth, 
Arian ffrancis, 
Allard Eose, 
Arian Eose, 
John Eose, 
Pieter the negro, 
Matthias Blanchan, 
All 54. 

Pawling Genealogy. 13 

He signed a petition for a minister able to "preach both 
Inglish and Duche," at Esopus, 1676. 

He was appointed High Sheriff of Ulster County, in 
1684. As such he was a member of the Governor's Council, 
and levied and collected all taxes for the county. In one 
jear his salary was £125. 

A patent to Henry Pawling for land in Ulster County, 
N. Y., was made October 28, 1686. 

Henry Pawling made a purchase of about 7,000 acres of 
land in Duchess County, N. Y., known as the Pawling pur- 
chase. There is a Pawling P. 0. in Duchess County, likely 
named after this purchase. 

Henry Pawling had a grant of land in Philadelphia 
County, Pa., of 1,000 acres. There are two mention of 
this tract. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. XIX., p. 293. "At 
a session of the commissioners of Wm. Penn, at Phila- 
delphia, signed a patent to Philip Howell for 20 acres of 
Liberty land in right of Hen. Pawling's first purchase of 
1,000 acres laid out by warrant dated 26th, 2 mo. 1701.'* 
Page 318 same volume. "The prop'ry by Jud'r of L. and 

Eel. date -^ 81 sold to Hen. Pawling 1,000 .acres 

who again granted the same to Eich'd Burgess, who con- 
veyed 300 acres, part thereof, to Edw'd Cowgill and Israel 

Henry Pawling married Neeltje Eoosa, daughter of Al- 
bert Heymans Eoosa and Wintie Ariens, November 3, 
1676, in Ulster County, N. Y. The records of this family 
are found in the old Dutch Church, Kingston, N. Y., and 
are now published and translated by Mr. Hoe. Henry 
Pawling died between 1691 and 1695. The dates are the 
making and probating of his will, which is recorded in the 
surrogates office, (Eegister of Wills), at New York City, 
in Liber 5, p. 105, and is as follows : 

In the name of God Amen. Ye one twentyeth day of January, 
in ye year of Our Lord. 1691. Stil oveleri, I Henry Pauling, of 
Marbletown, in ye County of Ulster, being sick and weak in body 

14 Pawling Genealogy. 

but of sound and perfect memory, praise be to God for ye same 
and knowing ye imcertainty of this transitory life and being de- 
sirous to settle things in order to make this my last will and 
testament in manner and form following, that is to say — First 
and principally I recommend my soul to Almighty God« my 
Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and 
free remission of all my sinns and be saved by the precious death 
and merits of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ 
and my body to ye earth from whence it was taken to be buryed 
in such decent and christian manner as to my Executorix here- 
after named shall be thought meet and convenient, and as touching 
such worldly estate as ye Lord in mercy hath lent me my will and 
meaning is ye same shall be imployed and bestowed as here after 
by this my last will and testament is expressed; first I do revoke, 
renounce, first rate and make void all wills formerly by me made 
and declare and appoint this my last will & testament. Imprimise 
I will that all my just and lawfull debts shall be fully satisfied 
out of my goods & chattels. Secondly I will that all my estate 
of lands or tenements, goods or chattels whatsoever or howsoever 
belonging to me shall continue and dure in ye trust of my well 
beloved wife and for her free disposing during her life but in case 
she should chance to remarry a true inventory to be taken by 
her brother Ariaen Rose and Gylbert Crum or any faithfull Towns- 
man which God in his mercy shall then order and when my said 
wife shall come to dye ye whole estate of lands, goods & chattels to 
be equally divided amongst six children namely: Jane, Wyntie, 
John, Albert, Ann & Henry Pawling, but if my wife shall be 
now with child and bare a seventh and live it shall have equall 
share with ye other six of my children aforenamed. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal ye day and year 
first above written. 

Henry Pawling, [L. S.] 
Signed and Sealed in the presence of Gylbert Brown, John Ward. 

Letters of administration were granted to "Neltie Pall- 
ing/^ by Captain General Benj. Fletcher, at New York, the 
26th of March, 1695. 

Children of Henry Pawling and Neeltje Boosa. 

1. Jane, married, Jan Cock. 

2. Wyntie, baptised, July 20, 1679; married Eichard 

Pawling Genealogy. 16 

3. John, baptised, October 2, 1681; married Aagje De- 
Witt, August 23, 1712. 

4. James, baptised, November 28, 1683 ; died before his 
father's death. 

6. Albert, baptised, March 29, 1685; married Catherine 
Beekman, born September 16, 1683, widow of John Butsen. 

6. Anna baptised, June 19, 1687; married Tjerck De- 
Witt, January, 1708: 

7. Henry, baptised, 1689; married Jacomyntie Kunst, 
June 26, 1713. 

8. Mary, baptised, October 30, 1692; married Thomas 
Van Keuren. 

Two of the above children, John and Henry, removed to 
Philadelphia County, Pa. Henry probably moved on his 
father's grant about 1720, and John took title to his tract 
by deed, which will follow, dated in 1713. 

John Pawling was a lieutenant with Captain Wesseel Ten 
Brook in 1709. 

Henry Pawling was a foot soldier with Captain Wm. 
Nottingham in 1715. 

Albert Pawling was an ensign with Captain Wm. Not- 
tingham, in 1717. 

Albert Pawling remained in New York and married 
November 26, 1726, the widow of John Eutsen, and 
daughter of Henry Beekman. They had no children. His 
large estate he leaves mostly to his nephew Levi, son of his 
brother Henry, who went to Pennsylvania. His signature 
is preserved and is now in the Mercantile Library in New 
York, in the "Tomlinson CoUection,^^ on a lease to work a 
lead mine in township of Eochester, near place called 
Nepenaugh, dated 20th of May, 1730. 

His will is recorded in Surrogates oflBce, in New York 
City. Liber 15, p. 491, and reads as follows: 

In the Name of God. Amen. I, Albert Paulding, of the Co, of 
Ulster in the Colony of N. Y. in America, Enq., being sick and 
week of body but of sound & disposing mind, memory & understand- 


16 Pawling Genealogy. 

ing thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and declare 
these presents to be and contain my only last will & testament 
in manner and form following, that is to say, first and principally 
I recommend my precious and inmiortal Soul to Almighty God, 
who gave it to me, hoping through the mercy and intercession of 
my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to obtain full 
pardon of all my sins and my body I commit to the earth to 
interred in such decent and Ghristikn like manner, as to my execu- 
tors hereinafter named in their discretion shall be thought fit. 

Item — I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be well 
& truly paid and satisfied with in some convenient time after my 
decease and as to a testimentary disposition of such estate clear 
of debts where with it has pleased Almighty God to bless me, I 
dispose thereof as follows: 

Item — ^I give, devise & bequeath unto my beloved wife, Catherine 
Paulding and to her executors administrators and assigns all such 
household goods, money, effects and things whatsoever & all other 
personal estate which the my said wife had or was entitled unto 
at and immediately before her marriage with me and I do also 
give, devise and bequeath'unto her all such goods, chatties and per- 
sonal estate to which she became entitled or where to I am or did 
become entitled unto in right of her my said wife since our mar- 
riage by virtue of any gift, devise or bequest to her made during 
our marriage by any pecson or persons whatsoever or other wise. 

Item — I devise & bequeath unto my said wife Catherine and to 
her heirs and assigns forever all that my undivided right share ft 
interest which I have of and in all that & those tract or tracts 
of land lying and being in Duchess Co. in Province of N. Y. 
aforesaid, called De Myers purchase and which were heretofore 
conveyed to me by one John Low to have & to hold the same to 
her my said wife Catherine & to her heirs & assigns forever. 

Item — I give unto her my said wife during her natural life one of 
my negro men slaves as also one of my negro woman slaves & 
which she my said wife shall have the liberty of chusing to live 
with her during her life. 

Item — ^My further will is & I do hereby give, devise and bequeath 
unto her my said wife during her widow hood the full moitie or 
half part of the produce, rents, issues and profits of all that my 
farm or plantation on which we live in Ulster Co. as aforesaid 
with the use & service of one half part of my negroes, stock, cattle 
& implements of husbandry belonging & said farm of the my said 
wife and my nephew Levy Paulding the third son of my brother 

Pawling Genealogy. 17 

Henry Pawling shall be willing to live & shall live together on the 
said farm during the time aforesaid. 

Item — I give my said farm or plantation and all my lands & es- 
tate in Ulster Co. aforesaid with the hereditaments & appurtar 
nances their unto belonging, also my negroes (not before or herein 
after disposed of for life to wife & mother) stock, cattle & im- 
plements of husbandry (except as before is devised) unto my said 
nephew Levy Paulding during the widow hood of my said wife 
Catherine, provided never the less and my will is that there shall 
be raised and allowed out of my estate a sufficient and competent 
provision for my mother Neeltie for her better support and main- 
tenance during her natural life^ the one half part of which shall 
be paid her by my said wife & the other half part by my said 
nephew Levy Pawling during the time they shall be residents on 
my said farm & occupy the profits there of in common between 
them. Item — In case it shall so happen that my said wife should 
dye in life time of my mother resident on the said farm, then 
and in such ease I give the said whole farm to my said nephew & 
all other my estate in Ulster Co. to him my said nephew Levy 
Pawling A. to the heirs of his body, lawfully begotten & to his 
& their heirs and assigns forever, provided nevertheless that he 
my said nephew do in such case out of the rents, issues & profits 
thereof, support & maintain my said mother Neeltie during her 
life as afore said for security of which I do hereby make my whole 
estate lyable & chargeable. 

Then I give to my said mother my negro girl Betta during the 
life ,of her my said mother to wait on & attend her. 

Item — In case my aforesaid wife Catherine Ji'awling & my nephow 
Levy Pawling shall not agree to live together on my said farm 
but that she my said wife should be minded to remove & should 
remove herself to some other place then and in such case I give 
my said wife the sum of fifteen pounds a year to be paid her yearly 
& every year out of rents, issues & profits of my estate & in such 
case immediately on her removal as aforesaid I give the farm, 
negroes, stock & implements of husbandry to my afore said nephew 
Levy Pawling he paying thereout yearly & every year the said 
sum of fifteen pounds to my said wife during her life as afore- 
said and also paying & allowing a sufficient provision & main- 
tenance to my said mother as aforesaid during her natural life. 

Item — At & immediately after the death of my said wife & of 
my aforesaid mother I do give devise & bequeath unto my said 
nephew Levy Pawling the negro slaves herein before given and 


18 Pawling Obnealogt. 

derised to mj said wife ft motlier as also all other my eitate, real, 
personal in Ulster Co. as afore said to hold the same to him mj 
said nephew his heirs, executors, administrators, ft assigns, pro- 
Tided always ft mj true ft meaning in this mj will is that if said 
nephew Levy Pawling shall happen to die with out leaving lal^ 
full issue that then and in sueh ease I do give devise ft hequeath 
all my aforesaid estate, real, personal unto his brother my nephew 
John Pawling to his heirs ft assigns forever he ft they paying the 
said fifteen pounds per annum to my said wife during her life ft 
supporting ft maintaining my aforesaid mother out of the rents 
ft profits there of during her life as aforesaid. 

Item — I will and declare what I have here in before devised to 
my said wife shall be ft I do hereby declxre the ssme to tte in full 
law ft satisfaction of her dow*9r At, claim of tliirds of in or to my 
said estate or my part there of a*id lastly I do tiere by nominate, 
constitute ft appoint my said wife Catherine, my brother-in-taw 
Henry Beekman, Esq., and my said nephew J^vy Pawling to be 
executors of this my last will ft testament here by p:*vokiiig ail 
fbrmer or other will or wills by me at any time heretofore mude 
ft declare this present to be my only last will ft certtament. In 
testimony where of I have here unto set my band ft seal this 
Twenty seventh day of Aug. in the nineteenth year of his Magesty 
Reign, A. D. (1745), One thousand seven hunderd ft forty -five. 
Witness: Albebt Pawling, [L. S.] 

JosPH Webb, 

Wm. Williamson. 

Will of Catherine Pawling, widow of Albert Pawling, 
recorded in N"ew York City. Liber 24, p. 369. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Catherine Pawling, of Rhine- 
beck Precinct in the Co. of Duchess and Province of N. Y. Gentle- 
men being through the abundant mercy and goodness of yet of a 
sound ft perfect mind and understanding and memory thanks be 
given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my Body 
ft knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make 
constitute and ordain this my last will ft testament and desire 
it may be received by all as such Imprimis. 

I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker beseeching 
his most gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient 
mercies and mediation of my most compassionate redeemer Jesus 
Christ who gave himself to be an attonement for my sins ft is able 
to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him seeing 

Pawling Genealogy. 19 

lie ever liveth to make intercession for them and who I trust 
will not reject me a returning Penetant sinner when I come to 
him for mercy in the hope & confidence I render up my soul with 
comfort, humbly beseeching the most blessed & Glorious Trinity, 
one Grod most holy most merciful & Gracious to prepare me for 
the time of my disolution and then to take me to himself in that 
Peace & rest & incomparable felicity which he hath prepared for 
all that love & fear his holy name, Amen. Blessed be Grod. I 
give my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full a9" 
surance of its resurrection from thence at the last day, as for my 
burial, I desire it may be decent at the discretion of my loving 
daughter and other executors hereafter named who I doubt not 
will manage it with all requisite prudence as to my worldly estates 
I will &, positively order that all my just debts be paid &, satisfied 
in convenient time after my decease. Then I give to my loving 
daughter Catherine Ten Brook, now wife of Captain Petrus Ten 
Brook &, to her heirs for ever, one certain great lot of land lying 
k being in Beckham Precinct in Duches Co., which lot is distin- 
guished & known on the map of Beekman Precinct by lot number 
five, bounded on the south side by lot No. 4, belonging to Col. 
Henry Beekman & on the north side by lot No. six, belonging to 
Col. Livingston deceased, on the east by the Colony of Conn or 
oblong &, on the west by the purchase of Mayer &, Co. called 
Poohgvajamonk. Then I give to my said daughter Catherine Tm 
Brook & to her heirs for ever two certain tenements plantations 
or farms of land situate in Beekman Precinct & Dutches Co. in 
the purchase of Mayer & Company called Poohgvajawonk and 
there in the lott No. eight now in the tenur &, occupation of Peter 
Boesner & Daniel Lighthart each of said farms to contain one 
hundred acres. This I give also to my said daughter Catherine 
TenBrook & unto her heirs & assigns for ever two lotts of land 
situate & lying & being in the city of N. Y. in the northward of 
same city by Dick Cooks comer being in front 24 ft. five inches 
each & 84 ft. in length each. Then I give to my loving Grand 
daughter Cornelia, daughter of my son Jacob Rutsen deceased, one 
certain great lott of land lying and being in Beeckman Precinct 
& Dutches Co. aforesaid, which said lott is distinguished & known 
on the map made of Beekman Precinct by lot No. nine bounded 
oA the south side by lot No. 8 & on the north side by lot No. 10, 
both belonging to Col. Henry Beekman east by the Colony of Conn, 
or oblong; west, by lot^ No. 22 to have &, to hold the said lot of 
kind to her my said grand daughter Cornelia & to her heirs for 

20 Pawling Genealogy. 

ever. Then I give unto my said grand daughter Cornelia 500 
pounds of good & lawful money of the Province of N. Y., to be 
paid to her or her heirs by her Brother my loving grand son John 
Rutsen in manner following that is to say the sum of 100 pounds 
part thereof so soon as my said grand daughter Cornelia shall be 
attained the full age of 20 yrs. & so every first day of in every 
year of the first four years next following & immediately ensuing 
her said age of 20 yrs aforesaid 100 pounds. Tlien I give to my 
loving daughter Catherine Tenbrook and my loving Grand daugh- 
ter Cornelia, annually to be divided between them or to each of them 
one moyity or half part of all of all the yeany rent & yearly 
incomes of that Real Estate and land lying being & belonging to 
me in Beekman Precinct (excepting thereof that which or what I 
have conveyed and already herein before bequeathed to my daug. 
Catharine Tenbrook and grand daughter Cornelia Rutsen ( so long 
or untill my grandson John Rutsen hath or shall have attained 
the full age of 20 yrs. and then unto him and his heirs for ever 
(Excepting that as before excepted) I will and positively order 
that said share equal moilty or half part of yearly rent & in- 
comes of my land messages & tenements in Beekman Precinct 
belonging to my Grand daughter Cornelia Rutsen for & during 
the term or time above mentioned as aforesaid shall be laid out & 
employed all or so much thereof as can or may be wanted & re- 
quired to give her good learning and a handsome education &, 
other accomplishments suitable to a woman of her fortune & for 
other necessaries she shall want & have need of during that time. 
Then I will & positively order that all the yearly rent & income 
of all my lands messaguages tenements & real estate in Rhinebeck 
Precinct shall be laid out & employed for my Grand son John 
Rutsen to give him good learning and a handsome education & 
other accomplishments becoming & for all other necessaries he 
shall want & have need of during or untill he shall have attained 
the full age of 20 yrs. & after that time I give the same to his 
own free disposal. Then I give all my chattels, goods, moveable 
& personal estate, silver plate, bonds, bills, book debts & other 
debts due & owing unto me and in short an chattels & moveables 
whatsoever & wheresoever belonging unto me unto my daughter 
Catherine, unto my grand son John John xvutsen & unto my grand 
daug. Cornelia Rutsen, then and to their heirs for ever to be 
equally divided between them, i. e., each one of them three to 
have one full equal third part thereof. Then I give to my loving 
grand son John Rutsen & to his heirs & assigns for ever all my 


Pawling Genealogy. 21 

lands, messages, tenements & all my real estate whatsoever in 
Duches Co., Ulster Co., or any where else excepting what I have 
conveyed to my daughter Catherine & here before bequeathed & 
given to my said daughter Catherine & to my grand daug. Cor- 
nelia & to their heirs for ever). Provided, never the less & that 
is my will in case that my grand son John Rutsen should happen 
to die before he has attained the full age of 20 yrs. or with out 
lawfull isue that then & in either of these cases all my lands & 
real estate given to my grand son John Rutsen by this my last 
will & testament shall return & shall be enjoyed & be equally di- 
vided between my loving daug. Catherine & my loving grand 
daug. Cornelia each & every one of them to have the equal moiety 
half part there of to them & to their heirs & assigns for ever. 
I do constitute, make, ordain & appoint my loving daug. Catharine, 
Executrix & my loving son in law Petrus Ten Brook & my Brother 
Henry Beekham, esq., executors and the survivors of their 
executors of this my last will & testament & I give to my said 
son in law Petrus Ten Brook £100 good & lawfull money of the 
Province of N. Y., to be paid to him out of the rents of my teal 
estate & I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke & disanul all & 
every former testament & wills, legacies & bequests or executors 
by me in any ways before named willed & bequeathed, ratifying & 
confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament further 
is my will & I do possitively order that if my real estate should 
be attacked with law suits before my grand son has attained the 
full age of 20 yrs. that then & in such case my daughter, grand 
son & grand daug. shall pay equally alike that is each one full 
third part of the cost & charges defending the same & after my 
grand son hath attained the said age of twenty years then my 
daughter Catherine & my grand daug. Cornelia only to pay in 
the said cost & charges proportionable to the quantity of land they 
enjoy as a part of my real estate. In witness where of I the 
said Catherine Pawling have to this my last will & testament set 
my hand & seal this ninth day of Oct. in the 27 of his Majesty's 
Reign & in the year of our Lord Christ 1763. 

Catherine Pawling, [L. S.] 

Signed, sealed & delivered by the said Catharine Pawling as and 
for her last will & testament in the presence of us who were pres- 
ent at the signing & sealing thereof. Christian Schultz, HanneB 
Hendreckse his X mark, Wellelmus Heermans. 

22 * Pawling Gbnealogy. 

Will of Levi Pawling recorded at New York City. liber 
33, p. 301. 

In the Name of God. Amen. I Levi Pawling, of Marbeltown 
in the Co. of Ulster, & State of N. Y., Esq., being weak of body 
but of sound & disposing mind memory & understanding, thanks 
be to Almighty God for the same, do make & declare these presents 
to be and contain my only last will & testament in manner & 
form following. 

That is to say first & principally I reoonmiend my precious & 
immortal soul to Almighty God who gave it to me hoping thro the 
merrits & intercession of my blessed Savior k Redeemer Jesus 
Christ to obtain full pardon of all my sins & my body I commit 
to the earth to be there interred in such decent & Christian 
like manner as to my executors here in after named in their discre- 
tion shall be thought fit. Item. I will that all my just debts & 
funeral charges be well & truly paid & satisfied some convenient 
time after my decease & as to a testamentary disposition of such 
estate clear of debts wherewith it has pleased Almighty God to 
bless me with I dispose thereof as follows: 

Item. I gave unto my loving wife Helana.. the celler, kitchen 
and the one half of the back cellar so long as she shall remain 
my widdow or until my exectors shall think propper to sell my 
estate in Marbletown in which case my four children herein after 
named are to find her with a good room & cellar equal to the 
one I leave her in possession of. 

Item. I gave unto my said loving wife the bed she now makes 
use of with the bedsted covering & curtains there unto belonging 
together with half a doz. chairs the cubbard she brot with her 
& the looking glass in the cellar kitchen. 

Item. I gave to my said loving wife my negro man named 
Abraham & my negro wench Jin during her widowhood & after her 
re marage or decease which of them shall first happen, to my four 
children hereinafter named pay annually unto my said loving 
wife the sum of fifteen ponds current lawfuU money of N. Y, so 
long as she remains my widow to be by them paid share & share 

Item. It is my will that my loving wife have two of my milk 
cows & six sheep them to be her choice out of my stock. 

Item. It is my will that the whole of real estate in Marble- 
town be sold by my exectors either in parcels or in the whole as 
they shall think proper & as soon as they shall judge it most ad- 

Pawling Genealogy. S3 

Tantageous &, that the money arising therefrom after all my debts 
are paid be equally divided among my children (to wit) Albert, 
Henry, Levi & Margrit. 

Item. I will & ordain that the executors (or survivors of 
them) of this my last will & testament for & towards the perform- 
ance of my said testament shall when they or the survivors of 
them judge it advantageous bargain sell and alien in fee simple 
all those land lying in Marbletown aforesaid, for the doing execut- 
ing & perfecting finishing whereof I do by these presents give, 
grant, will & transfer my exectors hereafter named or the sur- 
vivors of them full power A authority to grant alien bargain sell 
& convey & asure all the land in Marbletown afore mentioned to 
any person or persons & their heirs forever in fee simple by all & 
every such lawfull way & means in the law as to my exectors or 
the survivors of them or their or his counsel learned in the law 
seem fit & necessary. 

It«m. It is my will that the whole of my per-iunal estate Ih> 
equally divided among my four children above named. Item. I 
gave unto my daughter Margrit a negro girl named Bett. Item. 
It is my will that my lana in the Shawongonk mountain be equally 
divided among my four children before named. Item. It is my 
will that as long as my loving wife & children shall agree to live 
with each other my wife shall have no right to claim or demand 
the money negroes or other things bequeathed unto her. Item. It 
is my express will and desire that what I have herein before given 
to my said wife shall be & I do hereby declare the same to be 
in full barr & satisfaction of her dower & claim of thirds of in or 
to my said estate or any part thereof and lastly I do hereby 
nominate constitute & appoint my sons Albert Pawling & Henry 
Pawling my executors of this my last will & testament hereby re- 
voking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made & le- 
clare these presents to be my only last will & testament. In testi- 
mony whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this twenty 
seventh day of Feb., A. D., one thousand seven hundred & eighty 
two (1782). The words (wife Halana) between the twelfth & 
thirteenth line in the first sheet were interlined before the signing 
of these presents & the words (and to the east of) were raized in 
ye ninth line of the second sheet before executed. 

Levi Pawling, [L. S.] 

Signed sealed published & decleared by the said Levi Pawling 
as & for his last will & testament in the presents of us who at 


24 Pawling Genealogy. 

his request in his presence & in the presence of each other have 
subscribed our names as witness thereunto, Nathan Smedes, Albert 
Smedes, John Contine. 

This will was probated March 19, 1782. 

Levi Pawling was born in Pennsylvania, but removed to 
his uncle Albert Pawling^s estate in Ulster County, N. Y., 
which he inherited. He was commissioned Colonel of Ma- 
litia in Ulster County. His son Albert was commissioned 
a Brigade Major on Clinton's Staff and a Colonel on Wash- 
ington's staff, and was the first Mayor of Troy, N. Y., and 
re-elected for five years. (History of Troy, by Weis.) 

The following gives an account of the Roosa family of 
Ulster County, N. Y., by Holdridge Ozro Collins, of Los 
Angeles, Cal. See New York Genealogical record. Vol. 
XXXI. p. 163, State Library, Harrisburg, Pa. 

"The ancestor of the Boosa family in America was Albert 
Heymans Hoosa. He landed in New Netherland in April, 
1660. Coming in the ship called the "Spotted Cow," in 
company with Roeloff Swartwout and others. The rec- 
ord of his arrival is found in Documentary History of New 
York, Vol. III., p. 66, under the chapter entitled "Early 
Immigrants to the New Netherland 1657-1664." The ac- 
count is as follows: Albert Heymans, agriculturist, from 
Gelderland, and wife and eight children. 

The wife of Albert Heymans Roosa was named Wyntje 
Allard or Ariens, and soon after their arrival they settled 
in the Esopus district, at Wiltwyck, now Kingston, Ulster 
County, N. Y. At this place with Cornells Barents Slecht 
and wife, Tryntije; Bos Mathese Blanchan and wife, Made- 
line Jorisse; Reloff Swartwout and wife, Eva; Alberts 
Bradt de Noorman, and others. Albert Heymans Roosa 
and his wife, Wyntje Allard, participated in the first ad- 
ministration of the Lord's Supper, on December 25, 1660, 
by the Rev. Harmanus Bloem. 

Roosa was a wealthy man for those days, bringing with 

Pawling Genealo(}y. 25 

him considerable property from Holland, and he speedily 
occupied an influential position in the new settlement. In 
the spring of 1661 he joined in a contract guaranteeing a 
salary to Domine Bloem, who had been called as the regular 
pastor of the Dutch Church at Wiltwyck. 

In 1661 Eoosa was appointed one of three commissioners 
to enclose the new village at the Esopus, called Hurley. 

At the destruction of the village of Hurley, on June 7, 
1663, by the Indians, two of the children of Eoosa, with 
43 others, women and children were taken captive. 

Albert Heymans Eoosa, Cornelis Barentsen Slecht and 
two others, were found guilty of a rebellious and mutinous 
riot and were taken to New York for senteiice. Nichols, 
by advise of his council, on the 3rd of May, sentenced 
Heymans to be banished for life out of the government, 
and the others for shorter terms, out of Esopus, Albany 
and New York. All these sentences of the burghers were 
subsequently modified, and the offenders returned to Eso- 
pus. Governor Francis Lovelace restored Eoose to favor 
and in 1669 appointed him and Louis Du Bois, two of the 
overseers for Hurley, called New Dorp or New Village. 
"In 1673 he was confirmed as one of the officers at Esopus 
by Gov. Anthony Colve, and described as Captain Albert 
Heymans, who had been prominent in the riot of 1667. 

The records state that in 1669 "Albert Heymensen pe- 
titioned to sett up a Brewhouse and tanffatts in Hurley 
and an order was made granting permission. 

His name appears with that of his son Arien Albertson 
Eoosa, Louys Du Bois and others to petition to Sir Edmund 
Andros, Governor of New York, praying that he would 
assist them in procuring a minister for Esopus, "that can 
preache boithe Inglish and Dutche'^ which will be most fit- 
ting for this place, it being in its minority .^^ 

Albert Heymans Eoosa served in the military forces of 
the colony as mustering officer rendezvous held at Marble- 
town, he was present as sergeant of Captain Henry Pawl- 

26 Pawling Genealogy. 

ing's company^ at which also appeared his son, Arie Boosa, 
a private, and in 1673 Albert was Captain of a company 
recruited from Hurley, Marbletown. 

Albert Heyman Roosa died at Hurley, on Feb. 27, 1679. 
In 1685 his widow, Wyntje Allard, secured a grant of 320 
acres at Hurley. He had the following children, viz. : 

1. Arie or Aria, bom in Holland; married at Kingston, 
Maria Pels, daughter of the Schepin Evert Pels. The 
proofs of this marriage are found in the records of the old 
Dutch Church of Kingston. These records were trans- 
lated by Eev. Roswell Randall Hoes, a chaplain, U. S. N., 
and printed 1891, by the De Vinne Press of New York. 
The volume is entitled "Baptismal and Marriage Registers 
of the old Dutch Church, at Kingston,'' etc. 

In the records the name of Arie Roosa is indifferently 
spelled Aria, Ariaan, Arien, Roosa, Roos, Rose, etc. 

The mother of Mari Pels was Jannetje Symens and the 
record of her marriage to Evert Pels appears on page 2. 
No. 10. 

2. Heyman, married Margriet Rosevelt. ' 

3. Jan, married Helleyond Williams. 

4. Ikee, married Roeyoff Kierstede. 

5. Maritje, married Jansen. 

6. Neeltien, married Hendric Paeldin, 1676. Banns, 
November 3. 

7. Jannetje, married Matys Ten Eyck, November 16, 

8. Aert. 

9. Annatje. 

10. Guert, died June 15, 1664. 

Arie Roosa came from Holland with his father, Albert 
Heymans Roosa, and mother, Wyntje Allard, on the 
"Spotted Cow.^^ His name, spelled Arrie Roos, is found on 
"a rool of the names and surnames of them that have taken 
the oath of allegance in ye county of Ulster, by order of 

Pawling Genealogy. 27 

His Excly; ye Gov., ye first day of September, Anno Te 
Domini, 1689.^' 

The following gives an account of the DeWitt family of 
Ulster county New York, by Thomas G. Evans, New York 
Genealogical Eecord, Vol. XVII. p. 251. 

"The first mention in this country, of Tjerck Classen De 
Witt, the ancestor of the De Witt family. Tjerck Classen 
De Witt was the son, as the name would indicate, of class, 
or Nicholas De Witt, and judging from the custom preva- 
lent at the time of naming children after grand parents, 
it is probable that his mother's first name was Taatji, for 
his eldest daughter bears that name, as does also a daugh- 
ter of Emmerentie Hoffman, his sister, and furthermore 
he had a sister named Taatje Hying in Holland, is found 
in the "Tronw Boeck," or register of marriages of the 
Reformed (collegiate) Dutch church, of New York City, 
where it is recorded that on the 24th day of April, 1656, 
■^Tjerck Classen De Witt van Grootholdt en Zunderland,'' 
married Barbara Andriessen van Amsterdam.^' Zunder- 
land has not been definitely- located, but it is probably 
Saterland, a district of Hestphalia, on the southern border 
of East Frusland. 

Whether or not any of his family emigrated to America 
with him has not been ascertained, but it is probable that 
they did, for in 1662 his sister Emmerentie De Witt mar- 
ried Martinus Hoffman, at New Amsterdam, and in 1699 
his brother, Jan Claessen De Witt, died unmarried at 

For a short time after his marriage he lived in New 
York (his first child, Andries, was born there), but in the 
spring of 1657 he moved to Albany, where he had pur- 
chased a house and lot. In September, 1660, he exchanged 
his Albany property with Madame de Hutler, for land in 
Wiltwyck (now Kingston), "possession to be given May 1, 
1661.^' He probably took possession at that time, as in 

28 Pawling Genealogy. 

September 1661, he appears as plaintiflE in an action at 
law before the Schepens Court of Wiltwyck, and on October 
11, the same court ordered the sheriff, (Eoeloff Stwart- 
wout), to pay him three and a half schepels of wheat in 
eight days and seven more in one month. 

From this time until his deaths he resided in Kingston 
and Hurley, and some of the land which he purchased is 
still in the hands of his descendants. 

That he was a maif of considerable means is shown by 
the fact that in 1661 he was taxed 125 quilders, (about 
$50), to pay for building a church in Esopus. 

In 1662 he owned No. 28 of the "new lots.'' 

June 7, 1663, when Kingston and Hurley were almost 
entirely destroyed by the Indians, his eldest daughter, 
Taatje, was taken prisoner, but soon rescued. She af- 
terward married Captain Matthys Matthyssen. 

"During the winter of 1664, there was much sickness 
in Esopus, (Kingston). Fever took hold of the people and 
prostrated half the place. But this did not prevent men 
from gathering their money. Eoeloff Swartwout sold a 
horse to Tjirck Classen De Witt, which was taken to the lat- 
ter's barn, but the ex-sheriff, being dissatisfied, took it away 
secretly. He was sued for property. (From unpublished 
History of Ulster county.) 

June 25, 1672, Governor Lovelace deeded him "a parcel 
of bushland together with a house, lot, orchard, and calves^ 
pasture, lying near Kingston, in Esopus.'' 

October 8, 1677, Governor Andros deeded him a piece 
of wood land containing about fifty acres, at Kingston, in 
Esopus, "to ye west of ye town." 

February 11, 1679, he was one of the signers of a re- 
newal of the Nichols treaty with the Esopus Indians. 

In 1684 he signed "the humble petition of the inhabi- 
tants of Esopus in the county of Ulster," praying that 
there might be "liberty by charter to this county to choose 
our own officers to every town court by the major vote of 

Pawling Genealogy. 29 

the freeholders/' This petition was addressed to Col. 
Thomas Dongan, Governor General. It greatly offended 
the authorities and the signers were arrested and fined. 
Thus early in the history of the country arose the question 
of self-government and the right of suffrage. They were 
easily answered-then. 

February 13, 1685, 189 acres of land were conveyed to 
De Witt by trustees of Kingston. 

June 6, 1685, he claimed 290 acres of land lying upon 
the north side of Eondout Kill, and known by the name of 
^^Momvoccuss," (in the town of Eochester), in Ulster 
County. This was laid out for him by Phillip Wellis, sur- 
veyor, and was granted to him by patent, May 14, 1694. 

March 4, 1689, he was chosen one of the magistrates of 
Ulster County, having previously held other offices. 

Tjerck Classen De Witt died at Kingston, Februiary 17, 
1700, By his will, which bears date, the 4th day of March, 
1698, and which is written in the Dutch language, he leaves 
his property to his wife for life; at her death one-half to 
go to his oldest son Andries, and one-half to his youngest 
son Tjerck, in trust,'' provided that the same shall be ap- 
praised by impartial persons on oath,'' and divided into 
twelve equal shares, one share to be given to each of his 
children, their heirs or assigns. In addition to the equal 
shares he gave to Andries some lands to Koksnick and 
Klime, to Jan and Jacob, each five hundred bushels of 
wheat, and to Lucas the one-half of a sloop which he had 
built the year previous. The legacy to his daughter Eachel, 
is subject to the condition "that my said daughter's share 
shall be decreased 100 pounds for the benefit of my heirs, 
which is what my daughter's husband, Cornelius Bogardus, 
owes me for the one-eighth of a brigantine, desiring, how- 
ever, that the child of the said Bogardess, named Barbara, 
shall receive, out of the aforesaid 100 pounds, fifty pieces 
of eight." The legacy to his daughter, Jannetje, wife of 
Cornelis Swits, is "with these conditions, that if my afore- 

30 Pawuno Genealogy. 

said daughter shall die with out leaving any children then 
all the said part shall be the property of my heirs, to be 
equally divided between them. 

His wife, Barbara, is appointed executrix, and the wit- 
nessess are Jacob Eutsen, Abraham La Metir and Wm. 
De Meyer. The will is recorded in the Ulster County 
clerk's office, at Kingston, in book AA of deeds, p. 252, and 
in the New York Surrogate's office. Liber 7 of Wills, p. 601. 
The translation from which the above is taken was kindlv 
furnished by Geo. G. De Witt, Esq., of New York City. 

Babara Andriessen De Witt died on July 6, 1714, and 
after her death the property was appraised according to 
the provisions of the will, as appears by the following cer- 
tificate which is recorded in Ulster County clerk's office, 
book BB of Deeds, p. 513. 

"Whereas by the last will k testament of Tjerck Clasen D'Widt 
he left his estate that it should be vallued A prysed by indif- 
ferent and impartial men uppon there oath, and aplication bein|^ 
made unto the court for the ellecting of the psons & accordingly 
have made choyce of Capt. Derick Schepmois, Mr. Adrian Gerit- 
sen, Major Johanis Hardenberg, Mr. James Whitaker &, Major 
Jacobus Elmendorf, to value and prize the said estate which thej 
the said psons doe prize accordingly upon oath, being sworne upon 
the holy Evangelist by Coll. Henry Beekman, the said persons 
prize the said estate to be worth the som of £1475. current monny 
of N. Y. 

In testimony whereof wee have here unto sett our hands this 
25th day of April in the year 1716. 


Aarien Gebbitsen, 
J. Habdenbubo, 
James Whittakeb, 
Jacobus Elmendobf. 

Children of Tjerck Classen De Witt and Barbara Andri- 

1. Andries, was born in New York City in the early part 
of 1657. On March 7, 1682, he married Jannetje Egbert- 

Pawling Genealogy. 31 

son, (baptised January 11, 1664, died November 23, 1733), 
daughter of Egbert Meinderts and Jaepe Jaus. For some 
years he lived at Marbletown, Ulster county, on a farm 
given him by his father but removed to Kingston previous 
to 1708. On July 22, 1710, "Captain Andries DeWitt de- 
parted this life in a sorrowful way; through the breaking 
of two sleepers (beams) he was pressed down and very 
much bruised; he spoke a few words and died.'' He was 
buried in the church yard at Kingston. 

2. Taatje, bom at Albany about 1669, married Mat- 
ihyssen Van Keuren. 

3. Jannetje, baptised February 12, 1662, married Cor- 
nelius Swits. (All following records are taken from the 
Dutch Church, at Kjngston, N. Y.) 

4. Klaes, baptised February 17, 1664 ; died, 1698. 

6. Jan., baptised, February 14, 1666; married, Wyntje 

6. Geertruy, baptised, October 16, 1668 ; married, Hen- 
dricksen Schoonmaker. 

7. Jacob, married, Grietje Vernooy. 

8. Rachel, married, Cornelius Bogarders. 

9. Lucas, married, Annatje Delva. 

10. Peek, married, (1) Marytje Jause Vanderburg, (2) 
Maria Tuenis. 

11. Tjerck, mentioned in his father^s will as the young- 
est son. No other record. 

12. Marritje, married, Hendrick Hendricksen, (Kort- 

13. Aagje, baptised, January 14, 1684; married August 
23, 1712; Jan Pawling, (baptised, October 2, 1681), son 
of Henry Pawling and Neeltje Eoosa (daughter of Albert 
He3nnan8e Eoosa), removed to Philadelphia County, Pa. 


Aandries DeWitt (2) and Jannetje tlgbertsen had 13 
First child. 

32 Pawling Genealogy. 

Tjerck (3), baptised, January 12, 1683; married, Jan- 
uary 18, 1708; Anne Pawling (baptised, June 19, 1687), 
daughter of Henry Pawling and Neeltje Roosa by whom he 
had six children. One of these Petrus was a grand-father 
of Peter DeWitt, an eminent New York lawyer in the early 
part of this century. For his second wife Tjerck, married, 
(October 17, 1739), Deborah, (baptised, September 14, 
1684, daughter of Egbert Hendrickson Schoomaker and 
Annatje Berry and widow successively of Jacob Vemooy 
and Hendrick Vroom. Tjerck died at Kingston, August 
30, 1762, leaving no issue by his second wife. (His will is 
recorded at the Surrogates office at New York City, Liber 
XXIII, p. 573, and is very lengthy. His father's will is 
recorded same place in Liber VII., p. 601, written on the 
liber in English but keeping the Dutch language. Albert 
S. Pawling.) 

Children of Tjerck (3) DeWitt and Anne Pawling. 

1. Andries (4), baptised. May 7, 1710; died, July 23 

2. Neeltje (4), baptised, April 22, 1711; married, Sep- 
tember 5, 1734; Wessel Jacobse Ten Brock, (baptised, De- 
cember 7, 1712), son of Jacob Ten Brock and Eliz. Wyn- 
koop. Soon after their marriage Wessel Ten Brock re- 
moved to Harlingen, Somerset county, N. J., where he died, 
1747. His widow married Samuel Stout. ^ 

3. Henry (4), baptised, January 24, 1714; married, 
November 10, 1738; Maria Ten Brock, (baptised, June 13, 
1717; died. May 19, 1767), daughter of Jacob Ten Brock 
and Eliz. Wynkook. Henry De Witt was a merchant in 
Kingston, N. Y. He was for some years town clerk and 
county treasurer and was other prominent in local and 
county affairs, being a man of much talent and force of 
character. He died, September 17, 1753, leaving six chil- 
dren, four sons and two daughters. 

4. Johannes (4), baptised, August 8, 1717; died, Octo- 
ber 30, 1749, in Bermuda. 

Pawling Genealogy. 33 

5. Pejtus (4), baptised, July 15, 1722; died, January 3, 
1790; married, June 8, 1749; Rachel RadcliflE, (bom, De- 
cember 14, 1723; died, July 20, 1794), daughter of 
Joachim Radcliflf. Eesided at Hyde Park, Duchess County, 
K Y. 

6. Andries (4), baptised, March 3, 1728; died, June 9, 
1806; married, December 17, 1757; Rachel DuBois, (bom, 
January 5, 1737 ; died, August 24, 1823, daughter of Isaac 

Removal op John and Henry Pawling Pkom 

New York. 

I will now turn to John and Henry Pawling who came to 
Pennsylvania. They doubtless came h^re with considerable 
means, and as their father had died the Pawling purchase 
was sold and they remained in Pennsylvania. They settled 
on adjoining tracts of 500 acres at the junction of Schuyl- 
kill river and Perkiomen creek, ten miles from Iforris- 
town, Pa. John took title to his tract by deed which will 
follow subsequently. No record could I find of patent or 
deed to Henry Pawling, either at Philadelphia or.Harria- 
burg. Pawling P. 0., in Montgomery County, then Phila- 
delphia County, derived its name from them. Pawling^s 
bridge and mill were old landmarks. The Pawlings were 
prominently identified with the St. James Perkiomen 
church (Protestant Episcopal) at Evansburg, Montgomery 
County, as wardens and vestrymen. This church was de- 
stroyed by fire in 1820 and all the records lost; hence it is 
diflBcult to trace their family except through Deeds and 
Wills. I therefore put in all the Wills to get the authority. 

Children of Henry Pawling No. 7, and Jacomyntie 

9. Henry, baptised, June 27, 1714, in Kingston; mar- 
ried, Eleanor . 

10. Sarah, baptised, July 8, 1716, in Kingston. 


34 PAwuNa Qenealooy. 

11. Elizabeth, baptised, March 22, 1719, in Kingston. 

12. Levi, born in Pennsylvania, removed to Ulster 
County, N. Y. ; married, Magdalena Burhans. 

13. John, bom, December 27, 1732 ; married, (1) Neeltje 
Vankeuren, (2) Maria VanDeusen. Eemoved to Duchess 
County, N". Y., and attained the rank of Major. 

14- Rebecca, bom in Pennsylvania, removed to New York 
and married David Schryver. 

15. Barney. 

Henry Pawling, No. 7, died, August 30, 1739, aged 50 
years, and is buried at St. James' Perkiomen church. He 
left no will. His wife and son, Henry, were granted letters 
of administration, October 10, 1739, at Philadelphia. The 
bondsmen were Samuel Lane, Yeoman and Samuel Norris, 

The following is a copy of the original inventory of the 

estate filed at Philadelphia, Pa. 

To two working Horses, £11. 0. 

To a Working Horse, 7. 0. 

To a Mare and Colt, 6. 0. 

To a Spring Colt, 2. 0. 

To old Stallion, 3. 0. 

To a Yearling Chattle, 6. 0. 

To 4 Cows, 10. 0. 

To 4 Heiflfers and a Stear, 9. 0. 

To a Stear 4 years old, 2. 15. 

To 2 Cows, 6. 0. 

To 6 Calves, 6. 0. 

To a Stear, 1. 10. 

To a Bull and a Cow, 6. 0. 

To 3 Cows, : 7. 10. 

To 31 Sheep, 7. 10. 

To 6 Hodgs, 3. 0. 

To a Sow and 8 Shoats, 2. 10. 

To a Waggon, , , 10. 0. 

To 3 Ploghs and Irons, 10. 0. 

To a Harrow, 0. 16. 

To 400 BusheUs of all sorts of grain in and about the 

barn, 40. 0. 

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To a Cuting Box, , 0. 5. 

To 4 Pichforks, 0. 6. 

To a Grinding Stone, 0. 6. 

To 40 acres of com that is now in the ground^ 20. 0. 

To a Lume, 6 Reeds and six pare of Geers, 5. 0; 

To 4 little Spinning Wheels, 1. 0. 

To 1 Spinning Wheel, 0. 5. 

To a Side Sadie and a Bridle, 1. 5. 

To a Side Sadie, 0. 10. 

To a Man s Sadie, 0. 16. 

To a Bed and Two old Blankits, 0. 15. 

To a Gun, 0. 15. 

To 6 Sickles, 0. 10. 

To a Bed and Bed Stead and Furniture, 7. 0. 

To Ditto, 6. 0. 

To a Small Box of Drawes, 0. 16. 

To a old Coverlead, 0. 8. 

To a Case of Draws, 4. 0. 

To a Cobbard, 1. 6. 

To a Wallnot Table, 0. 16. 

To a Small Table, . ! 0. 6. 

To 12 Plaits, , 0. 16. 

To 3 Dishes and a Baison, 1. 6. 

To 18 Spoons, 0: 4. 

To 6 Iron Potts, 2. 16. 

To 2 pare of Hand Irons, 1. 0. 

To a pare of Tongs, Laale and Flesh Fork, 0. 3. 

To a Sword and Pistal, 0. 10. 

To a Parsel of old Books, 1. 0. 

To a Looking Glass, 0. 6. 

To a Broad Ax, Augre, Chissels and Gimlet, 0. 10. 

To 16 Yards of Drucket, 4. 0. 

To 2 Axes, 2 Grobing Hoes and 3 Weeding Hoesir, 1. 0. 

To 4 Barrells and a half Barrell, 0. 10. 

To Tubs, Pails and other Lumber, 0. 16. 

To a negro man named Jack, 26. 0. 

To a negro woman named Bess, 20. 0. 

To a negro gerl named Gate, 30. 0. 

To a negro boy named Ollever, 37. 0. 

To a negro girl named Jane, 28. 0. 

To a negro boy named Tom, 20. 0. 

To a negro boy named Tim, 20. 0. 

36 Pawling Genealogy. 

To a negro gearl named Bet, 12. 0. 

To Bills and Bonds and Books Debts, 37. 5. 10 

To Plantation containing 500 acres of land, 500. 0. 

This being a true and Perfect appraisement of the Aforesaid 
Estate Being all that came Before us or to our Knowledge, where- 
unto we have set our Hands the day and year above written. 
Nov. 10. 1739. 

OwBN Evans, 
Samuel Lane, 
Thomas Bull. 

Henry Pawling, No. 9, was a member of Assembly for a 
number of terms and justice of County Court for Philadel- 
phia County. He was appointed one of the commissioners to . 
lay out boundaries, and locate public buildings on the crea- 
tion of Montgomery County, in 1784. His will is recorded 
at Norristown, Pa., bearing date November 18, 1791. He 
bequeathed £10 "for the purpose of walling in with stone 
the graveyard of St. James' church in Province township.^' 
To son, Nathan, 100 acres. To daughter, Catharine 
Stalmford, 275 acres, in county of Luzerne, on east branch 
of Susquehanna river. To Colonel Henry Pawling, of the 
State of Kaaetuck, £20 as a token of regard, and also re- 
members his brother, Barney. His children follow : 

16. John, born. May 17, 1744; married, Elizabeth Mor- 
gan, September, 9, 1771. 

17. Henry, born, September 25, 1746) ; married, Eebecca 
Bull, December 7, 1769. 

18. Benjamin, married, Susannah Bellenger. Moved to 

19. Nathan, born, 1750 ; died, March 27, 1795. 

20. Jesse, moved to Canada. 

21. William. 

22. Rachel, married, Colonel Edward Bartholomew. 

23. Catherine, married, Joseph Stalmford. 

It is probable that Rachel, No. 22, moved on her father's 
"Connecticut claim, near Wilksbarre, Pa. 

Pawling Genealogy. 37 

Mrs. Kitts says, Benjamin, No. 18, and Jesse, No. 20, 
moved to Canada. 

Elizabeth Morgan, wife of John, No. 16, was born in 
Hunterdon C6unty, N. J. 1736; died, July 6, 1802. She 
was the daughter of Keese, the brother of Major General 
Daniel Morgan. 

Nathan, No. 19, was High Sheriff of Montgomery County 
and is buried at St. James' Perkiomen church. His tomb- 
stone is marked "Nathan Pawling, Sr., High Sheriff of 
Montgomery County, died March 27, 1795, aged, 45 years." 

The following is a copy of the will of John Pawling, No. 
16, recorded at Norristown, Pa. 

Be it remembered that I John JPawling of Lower Providence in 
the County of Montgomery, State of Penna., Yueman, being weak 
in body but of sound disposing mind and memory, do this tenth 
day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight 
Hundred and Thirteen, make my last Will and Testament in the 
following manner to wit: 

Firstly. I will and order all my just debts and funeral ex- 
penses to be justly paid. 

Secondly. I give and bequeath to my three Daughters to wit: 
Elizabeth, Kachel and Fanny my dwelling house and farm whereon 
I reside to be occupied and enjoyed by them their heirs and as- 
signs as Tenants in common for the period of ten years after my 
decease, together with the use of my household furniture, negroes, 
horses, sheep, horned cattle, hogs, all my implements of husbandry 
and every article on the farm appertaining to husbandry for the 
same term of ten years after my decease. My said Daughters are 
to cut no timbers off the place except what may be necessary for 
fuel, farming, and other necessary repairs. The above request to 
be considered to be in satisfactory and in Lieu of any demand my 
above named Daughters may have or make against my estate for 
services rendered after their arrival at full age. 

Thirdly. Ten years after my decease I will and direct my mes- 
suage and plantation as above willed to my daughters for ten 
years to be sold by my executors or the survivors of them whom 
I authorize and impower to make deeds for the same to the pur- 
chaser as fully as I now could do. It is my will and I do hereby 
give and bequeath the proceeds of the sale of my messuage and 

38 Pawling Genealogy. 

plantation to all my children to wit: Margaret, Eleanor, John, 
Elizabeth, Rachel and Fanny, and their heirs to be equally divided 
amongst them share and share alike. 

Fourthly. I give and devise to my son John, a tract of land 
situate in Bedford County containing One Hundred Acres and now 
in possession of Isaac Carwell to him my said son John his heirs 
and assigns forever. 

Fifthly. The personal property the use of which in a former 
part of this will I have given to my three Daughters for ten years 
after the expiration of that term I direct to be sold and the pro- 
ceeds of the sale is to be divided as the residuaiy of my estate. 

Sixthly. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate 
whatsoever not disposed of this will I gave and bequeath to all 
my children and their heirs share and share alike. 

Lastly. I nominate, constitute and approve my son John and 
my friend Nathan Pennybecker executors of this my will and I 
revoke all former Wills made by me and declare this only to be 
my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof, I the said 
John Pawling have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and 
year first above written. 

John Pawung, [Seal]. 
Witness : 

Wm. Pawling, 
Henby Pawling. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Testator as his last 
Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and 
at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses, 

William Pawling, 
Henby Pawling. 


Children of John Pawling, No. 16, and Eliz. Morgan. 

24. Margaret, married, Robert Adolf Farmer, March 25, 

25. Eleanor, born, August 1, 1775 ; died, June 16, 1855 ; 
married, Dr. John Corman, (born, February 4, 1769 ; died, 
April 23, 1813). 

26. John Morgan, born, December 1, 1783 ; died, Novem- 
ber 26, 183.8; married, February 7, 1811; Eebecca Prather, 
born, February 15, 1789 ; died, November 12, 1864. 

27. Elizabeth. 

Pawling Gsnbalogy. ©9 

28. Eachel, immairriBd ; died, August 20, 1861; buried 
at GreencaBtle, Pa. 

29. Fanny. 

One other sister, unmarried, is buried near Kachel, 
either Elizabeth or Fanny. 

Tradition says there was one more child by the name of 
Henry, who is buried in a spot of ground in Philadelphia, 
now where Fairmouat Park reservoir stands. 

Some of the children of Eleanor, No. 25, and Dr. John 
Gorman follow : 

30. Elizabeth, bom, January 30, 1797; died, March 1, 
1879 ; married, Isaac Wallace. 

31. Eleanor Johnston, born, May 16, 1799; married, 
John Farmer. 

32. John Pawling, born, May 4, 1801 ; -married, Ellen 

33. Julian, bom, October 31, 1805; married, January 
24, 1831, John Coffey, bom, November 13, 1809. They 
had children, (1) James A. Coffey, died young. (2) 
Frances Pawling Coffey, bom, March 10, 1834; married, 
James J. Jacobs. (3) Eobert Coffey, died young. (4) 
William Latta Coffey, born, July 1, 1838. (5) Charies Q. 
Coffey, died young. (6) Andrew Shem Coffey, born, No- 
vember 13, 1840; died, January 30, 1901; married, Feb- 
ruary 2, 1864, Frances E. Myers. Eesided at Greencastle, 
Pa. Had children : Snively Coffey, born, March 29, 1865. 
Jennie May Coffey, bom, March 16, 1867. John Calvin 
Coffey, born, October 7, 1869. Wilson Corman Coffey, 
bom, November 31, 1873. Andrew Latta Coffey, born, 
February 4, 1877. Mary Susanna Frances Coffey, born, 
June 7, 1880. 

Children of John Morgan Pawling, No. 26, and Eebecca 

34. Henry, born, February 11, 1812 ; died, young. 

35. Eleanor, bom. May 27, 1814; married, Wm. Hulse. 

40 Pawling Genealogy. 

36. Frank Morgan, born, February 11, 1817; died, Octo- 
ber, 17, 1899 ; married, October, 1838, Sarah Koyer, bom, 
January 3, 1811 ; died, October 21, 1896. 

37. Elizabeth, born, June 11, 1818; died, Ja&aaty 30, 
1857 ; married, Isaac Sharpless. 

38. Eachel, born, June 11, 1820; married, Geo. Mitchell. 

39. Eebecca, born, October 11, 1821; married, John 

40. Thomas, born, November 11, 1824, living now at 
Louisville, Kansas. 


Children of Frank Morgan Pawling, No. 36, and Sarah 

41. Geo. Morgan, born, September 10, 1840; died, De- 
cember, 15, 1898. 

42. Mary Elizabeth, born, October 7, 1842 ; died, Septem- 
ber 18, 1883. 

43. Susan, bom, October 11, 1844. 

44. John Thomas, bom, November 4, 1846; married, 
January 26, 1886, Anna Brown Bowman, born, November 
25, 1856. 

45. Eebecca Prather, born, December 8, 1848. 

46. Frank Farmer, born, February 14, 1850. 

Children of John Thomas Pawling, No. 44, and Anna 
Brown Bowman, residing at Martinsburg, W. Va. 

47. Frank Brown, born, April 20, 1888. 

48. John Thomas, born, January 31, 1890. 

49. Mary Elizabeth, born, May 15, 1892 ; died, Novem- 
ber 14, 1897. 

A patent is recorded at office of Secretary of Internal 
Affairs, at Harrisburg, Pa., to Henry Pawling, son of 
Henry Pawling, deceased, from John Penn, dated October 
31, 1769, on four warrants dated 1741 and 1745, for land 
formerly in Lancaster County, now in Antrim township, 
Cumberland County, one tract containing 745 and another 

Pawling Genealogy. 41 

121 acres. Doubles this purchase caused the heirs of Henry 
Pawling to move to Cumberland County. 

Mrs. Katherine Wallace Kitts, of Darby, Pa., has written 
a book on "Henry Pawling and some of his descendants,'* 
and all of his descendants are very much indebted to her for 
her research. She is a descendant of Major John Pawling, 
No. 13, who removed from Pennsylvania to New York and 
married first in Ulster County, May 23, 1754, Neeltje Van- 
Keuren, his first cousin, daughter of Mary Pawling, No. 8. 
and Thomas VanKeuren. 

Children of Major John Pawling, No. 13, and Neeltje 

50. Henry, bom, November 30, 1755; married Elizabeth. 

51. Cornelius, born, January 22, 1758 ; married, 


52. John, born, October 24, 1760. 

53. Mary, baptised, November 11, 1764. 

Major John Pawling and Maria Van Deusen, his second 
wife, married, April 15, 1770, at Dutch Reformed church, 
at Ehinebeck, N. Y., at which place he also died December 
30, 1819, aged 87 years, 3 days. Children follow: 

54. Levi, born, January 29, 1771; married, (1) Ger- 
trude Knickerbocker; (2) Hannah Griffmg. 

55. Eleanor, born, March 11, 1772; married, Peter 

56. Rachel, born, February 13, 1774; married, Christo- 
pher Hughes. 

57. Alida, married, Peter Ostrom. 

58. Catherine, bom. May 21, 1778 ; died young. 

59. Jesse, born, March 25, 1782 ; married Leah Radcliff. 

60. Jacorayntie, born. May 25, 1782; married, Wait 

61. Elizabeth, bom, August 5, 1784; married Wm. P. 

42 Pawling Genealogy. 

62, Bebecca, born, April 4, 1785; married, Frederick 
Streit Uhl. 

.63. Jacob, born, March 4, 1787; married, Martha Eussel. 

64. Catharine, born, December 28, 1789; married, (1) 
Jacob Conklin, (2) John Coyle. 

Henry Pawling, No. 50, died in 1825, at Johnstown, 
N. Y., and some of his descendants are living there. Some 
descendants of his brother Cornelius are living at Avoca, 
N". Y. 

The children of Levi, No. 54, follow : Margaret, Maria, 
John, Lavina, Harriet, Stephen, Jacob, Elizabeth, (Jer- 
trude, William, Samuel Hughes, Julia Ann and Levi. 
Some of his descendants are living at Stautsburg, N. Y., 
where he died, in 1858. 

Gertrude Pawling, daughter of Levi, No. 54, born, April 
25, 1822, married David Wallace, of Hyde Park, N. Y., 
where he died in 1896. They had six children. The sec- 
ond child, John Alva Wallace, married Emeline Coyle and 
reside at Chester, Pa. They had children — ^William, 
Frank, Katherine, Sarah, Alva, Eobert, Mary, Emma and 
Ann. Their daughter, Katherine Wallace, married John 
Franklin Kitts, and reside at Darby, Pa. They have chil- 
dren : John Wallace Kitts and Edward Buffington Kitts. 

I will now go back to John Pawling, No. 3. He evi- 
dently came to Pennsylvania about 1714, as his first child 
was baptised at Kingston, N. Y., on November 1, 1713, and 
his deed was made out the same year, which is recorded in 
the office, Eegister of Deeds at Philadelphia in Deed Book 
E-7, Vol. VIII., p. 419, which reads as follows : 



Be it remembered that the sixteenth day of the eight month In 
the year of Our Lord 1713 Anthony Morris, one of the Justices of 
the Peace of the -City & County of Phila. certifieth & recordeth 

Pawling Genealogy. 4^ 

-here that the'tenth day of the seventh month last past before -him 
the said Justice of Peace aforesaid came James Shattick in his 
proper person, &c. This Indenture made the tenth day of Sept. 
in the twelfth year of the reign of our Sovereign tiady Ann Queen 
of Great Britain, &c. in the year of our Lord 1713, Between James 
/Shattick of the Co of Phila in the Province of Penn, Grentlemen, 
one part & John Pawling of Marbletown the Oo. of Ulster in 
the Province of N. Y., Yeoman, of the other part. Whereas by 
certain Indentures of lease & releases bearing date respectively 
the 34 day of May in the year of Our Lord (lt$82) one thousand 
six hundred eighty & two was made between Wm. Penn of Worm- 
inghurst in the Co. of Sussex Esq., Propriatry & Govemour of the 
sd Province of Pa. of the other part & Samuel Tavernor of Lymer- 
ich in the Kingdom of Ireland, Merch. of the other part he the 
said Wm. Penn for the consideration there in mentioned, did 
grant & convey unto the sd Samuel Tavernor the full & such 
proportion and quantity of one thousand acres of land he be al- 
lotted & set out in said Province to hold to him the said Samuel 
Tavernor his heirs & assigns for ever as in & by the same recited 
indenture Recorded in the rool in office at Phila in Book E-6, Vol. 
7, page 156 & the 12th Feb. 1713 relation being there unto had 
may more at large appear. And whereas the sd Sam'l Tavenor 
by indenture of lease & release being date the three & twentieth 
and four & twentieth day of Aug. in the year of our Lord 1704 
for the consideration therein mentioned did grant & convey the sd 
One Thousand acres of land unto the sd James Shattick & Ed Lane 
(Late of the city of Phila) to hold to them the sd Edw Lane & 
James Shattock their heirs & assigns forever are in the last recited 
indenture recorded in the office afors'd in book afors'd P. 160 &c., 
relation being there unto had may more at large appear. By 
forced virtue of which s'd recited indenture or of some other 
good conveyance or announce in said duly had and executed the 
sd James Shattock & Ed Lane became soundly seized in their 
demesure are of fee som the sd one thousand acres of land & being 
so thereof seized the sd Edw died after whose decease the sd one 
thousand acres of land did together also with other lands in their 
Inventenary wholly accrue to the sd James Shattock by right of 
survivorship. And whereas by virtue of warrant from cominisiers 
of property bearing date the 26th day of the 2nd month 1708 
there was surveyed and laid out on the 25 of March 1709 500 
acres of land in the sd County of Phila. in right of the above sd 
purchase of 1000 acres. Beginning at a black oak at a corner of 

44 Pawling Genealogy. 

T Pagetts land & on the same of land belonging to the fre» 

society of traders thence south west by Pagetts land 467 p to an- 
other black oak thence by Wm. Stanners land north west 172 p to 
a post thence N. E. by vacant land 467 p to a white oak thenoe 
by the society land S. E. 172 p to the place of beginning as by 
the sd warrant & return thereof remaining at the sd survey or 
generals office at Phila may at large appear. Now this indenture 
witnessith that the sd James Shattick for & in consideration of 
the sum of 170£ lawfull money of America to him in hand paid by 
the sd John Pawling the receipt whereof the «d James Shattock 
doth hereby acknowledge & thereof doth acquit & discharge the 
said John P. his heirs exec. adm. & assigns by these presents have 
granted bargained sold alined enfeoffed & confirmed &> by these 
presents doth grant bargain sell alien enfoffed confirm unto the 
sd John P. all that the sd tract of 500 acres of land as the same 
is herein before set forth bounded & limited as afore sd together 
also with all & singular the meadows marshes swamps cripples 
ways waters water courses woods timber & free fishing fowling 
hawking huntings rights sibertur privileges hand rents & ap- 
purtenances whatsoever there unto belonging or in any wise ap- 
purtaining and the reversion & reversions remainder & remainders 
rents issues & profits thereof &^true copies (as the charge of the 
sd John P. his heirs or assigns) of all deeds writings & evidences 
concerning the same to have & to hold the sd 500 acres of land,. 
hereditants & premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended 
to be hereby granted with their appurtenances unto the said John 
P. his heirs & assigns to the only proper use & behoof of the sd 
John P. his heirs & assigns for ever under the yearly quit rents 
from hence forth to become due & payable for the same to the 
lord of the fee thereof and the sd James Shattock and his heirs- 
the sd 500 acres of land hereditatants & premises hereby granted 
or mentioned to be hereby granted with their appurtenances unto 
the sd John P. his heirs & assigns against him the sd James Shat- 
tock their heirs and against the sd Saml Tarvener & his heirs 
& assigns and against the heirs & assigns of the sd Edw Lane 
dec'd. and against all other persons whosoever lawfully claiming 
unto claim by from or under their or any of tnem shall & will 
warrant & forever defend by their presents and the sd Jamea 
Shattick for himself his heirs exec. adm. & assigns doth covenant 
promise & grant to & with sd John P. his heirs & assigns by those 
present that he the sd James Shattick & his heirs & all & every 
other person & persons whosoever lawfully claiming or to claim 

Pawling Genealogy. 45 

the sd 500 acres of land & premises hereby granted or mentioned 
to be granted or any part thereof by form or under him or the 
fid Saml Taverner or Edw Lane or any of them shall & will at 
any time or times hereafter upon the reasonable request cost & 
charge in an of the sd John P. his heirs or assigns make execute 
& acknowledge & cause or procure so to be all & every such 
further & reasonable act & acts deed or deeds device or devices in 
same whatsoever for the farther & better assurance & confirma- 
tion of the sd land hereditants & premises hereby granted or men- 
tioned to be granted with the appurtances unto the sd John P., 
his heirs & assigns as by his or them or by his or their oouncel 
learned in the law shall be reasonably devised advised or urged. 
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have here- 
unto interchangeably set their hands & seal the day & year first 
above written. 

James Shattick, [Seal]. 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of 

Abraham Bickley, 
Wm. Fishboun, 
Wm. Hammon. 

John Pawling was a devout Christian if his will is an 
indication. Some think he was warden in St. James' Per- 
kiomen church, in 1721, as an old stone, which is preserved 
in the east end of the church marked, I. S. & I. P., say 
Isaac Shannon and John Pawling were the wardens in 
1721. He died in May 1733, in his 524d year, as his will 
was made. May 5, 1733, and the inventory. May 24th same 
year. He is buried in the family burying ground which 
he provided for in his will on the east side of creek, on the 
farm now owned by Mr. Enos Schwenk. He was married 
to Aagje DeWitt in New York, but in his will he says ray 
wife Ephia. I can find no record of a second marriage. 
His will and inventory are preserved and are now the prop- 
erty of the city of Philadelphia and are kept in the base- 
ment, in office of Register of Wills at City Hall, Phila- 

I have had a photograph made of both above original 
documents and will be glad to show them to any one. They 

4d Pawling Genealogy. 

are written in a very fine handwriting and both were un- 
doubtedly written by Eob't. Jones, whose signature is on 
both documents all in the same handwriting. The will 
was written on the four sides of a large foolscap sheet of 
paper and the inventory covers two sides of the same kind 
paper. Both are well preserved, although the paper has 
turned brown. 

Will of John Pawling made in 1733, recorded at Phila- 
delphia, Will Book E., p. 343. 

In the Name of God Amen. The Fifth day of May in the year 
of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and thirty three, J, 
John Pawling, of Bebber Township, in the County of Philada., 
and province of Pensilvania, Gent, being Very Sick and Weak of 
Body, but of a perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God 
therefor having under my 'Consideration the mortaility of my 
Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye 
Do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to 
say, principally and first of all I Give and Reoomend my Soul 
into the hands of God that gave it, & for my body I recomend 
it*to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like & decent manner 
at the discretion of my Exects., nothing doubting but at the gen- 
eral Resurrection I shall receive the same by the mightly power 
of God, and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath 
pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Devise & dispose of them 
in the following manner & form. IMPRIMUS My Will is that 
all my Just Debts both by private and public Contracts together 
with my funeral Charges be duly observed and paid by my 
Exects. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved wife 
Ephia Pawling (in lieu of her Thirds or Dower from my Real 
Estate) the full and just sum of Fifteen pounds Current Lawful 
Money of Pensilvania to be paid to her yearly by my son Henry 
from the day of my decease for and during her Natural life to- 
gether with my bed chamber with other necessaiy privileges in the 
Dwelling house that I now lives in, And the use of two acres of 
Land where she likes best in the plantation belonging thereunto 
•with the yearly product of Twelve fruit trees of her own choice 
in the orchard thereof. And likewise three Neg^o women kind 
named (viz) Bettee, Peggee & Rose, all which above bequeathed 
with all the proper Rights and privileges thereof shall be & re- 

Pawling Genealogy. 47 

main for my wife's use and behoof as above sd. during hei* natural 
life. And I do hereby further give and bequeath imto my sd. 
wife my best Feather bed & bedding, bed-stead & furniture thereof 
together with the Thirds of all the remainder part of my personal 
Estate, to be freely & fully enjoyed & possessed by her, her heirs 
A( Assigns forever. And likewise it is my will that Either and 
Every one of the above named Negro women kind which doth or 
shall survive my sd. wife the same I do hereby Give & Bequeath 
with their issue bom to them after my Decease for the use of my 
Son Henry Pawling his heirs & assigns forever. ITEM. I Give 
and Bequeath unto my Eldest Son the above named Henry Paw- 
ling Four Hundred & Fifty acres of land which I bought of Jost 
Height, Situate, lying & being on Perkyomy, together with all 
the buildings, Edifices, privileges, improvements & appurtenances 
thereof to be freely & fully injoyed & possessed by him his heirs 
& assigns from the day of my Decease thence forward and forever. 
ITEM. I Give & Bequeath unto my sd. Son Henry Pawlini? all 
that part or share of the mill & Land Tenem<^nts, Building, Edi- 
fices, privileges & appurtenances whatsoever properly belonging or 
in anywise appertaining unto me or mine with all the Rights, is- 
sues & profits thereof to be freely & fully held, injoyed & pos- 
sessed by him his heirs & Assigns from the day of my decease 
thence forward & forever. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath unto my 
son Henry all the remainder part of my personal estate to be 
freely & fully injoyed & possessed by him, his heirs & assigns 
from the day of my decease thence forward and forever. ITEM. 
I Give and Bequeath unto my son Henry the use of all my planta- 
tion whereon I now dwells (Except what privileges I have here- 
inbefore reserved for the use of my sd. wife) until my two sons 
(to wit) John & Joseph arrive to Twenty years of age and then 
my son Henry shall Quietly & Peaceably Surrender the premises in 
good repair unto his above named two Brothers in the manner 
and tenor that I shall herein bequeath the same. ITEM. It is 
my will and I do Order the same to be observed that my Son 
Henry shall teach, or cause his afore nam«d Brothers to be 
taught to Read perfectly the old and new Testament & also to 
write a Legal Hand with such Rules of Arithmetic that is neces- 
sary for Common business And likewise his sd. two brothers shall 
live along with him until they arrive to the age above sd. if they 
can agree & and their guardians approve thereof except they 
should choose to learn a trade, or that their Guardians should 
judge it most advisable to dispose of their time another way. I 

48 Pawling Genealogy. 

likewise Constitute make & ordain my loveing wife Ephia Pawling 
& my Son Henry Pawling to be my Sole Exects., of this my Last 
Will & Testament giving them hereby full power & absolute au- 
thority to Ask, Sue for. Levy & Recover all my Speeialtys, Dues, 
Demands whatsoever in order to Enable them to pay & perform 
the contents thereof. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath unto my son 
John all the land lying & being the west side of Perkyomy be- 
longing to the plantation where on I now lives, butted in the 
middle of the said Creek & bounded on the east end by the Several 
courses thereof from line to line together with all the privileges, 
improvements & appurtenances whatsoever to be freely held. En- 
joyed &. possessed from the time that he is twenty years of age, 
by him his heirs & assigns forever, otherwise if it should happen 
that my sd. son John dieth before he arrives to the age afd. & 
Leave lawfull issue to Survive him, he she or they shall enjoy 
the Land Bequeathed hereby to his, her or their father and 
possess the same by him her' or them their heirs and assigns for- 
ever. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath imto my youngest son Joseph 
the other part of the Land & plantation whereon I now dwells 
which lies on the East bank of Perkyomy butted in the middle of 
the sd. creek Bounded West by the General Courses thereof with 
all the Buildings, Edifices, Improvements &, Appurtenances what- 
soever thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to be freely 
held Enjoyed & possessed by him, his heirs & assigns from the 
time that he arrives to twenty years of age thence forward and 
forever otherwise if it should happen that my Son Joseph dieth 
before he arrives to the age afd. Leaving Lawful Issue to survive 
him, he, she or they so surviving shall have the Land hereby Be- 
queathed to their father & shall enjoy & possess the same by him, 
her or them their heirs & assigns forever. I do also hereby En- 
joyn on my son Joseph his heirs & assigns to grant & allow his 
Mother the privileges herein before reserved that she shall have 
free & full liberty to pass & repass in & about the premises to 
her herein before Bequeathed in order to have the true enjoyment 
thereof during her life as aforesaid. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath 
unto my daughter Ellin One hundred pounds Current Lawful 
money of Pensilvania to be paid her or her heirs by my son 
Henry his heirs, Exects. Admnts. in manner as followeth (viz) 
Fifty pounds of money as above sd. at or before the end of two 
years next from the day of my decease and Also Fifty Pounds of 
like money as afd. at or before the end of one year next from the 
day of my wife's decease. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath unto my 

Pawling Genealogy. 49 

daughter Hannah One Hundred Pounds Current Lawful Money of 
Pensilvania to be paid to her or her heirs by my son Henry or 
his heirs, Exects. Admnts. in manner as followeth (viz) Fifty 
pounds of money as afd. at or before the end of three years next 
from the day of my decease and also Fifty Pounds of like money 
at or before the end of two years next from the day of my wife's 
decease. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Deborah 
One Hundred Pounds Current Lawful Money of Pensilvania to be 
paid to her or her heirs by my son Henry or his heirs, Exects. 
Admnt. in manner as followeth (viz) Fifty Pounds of money as 
afd. at or before the end of four years next from the day of 
my Decease & also fifty pounds of the like money at or before the 
end of three years next from the day of my wife's decease. ITEM. 
I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Rebeckah One Hundred 
Pounds Current Lawful Money of Pensilvania to be paid her or 
her heirs by my son Henry or his heirs, Exects. Admnts. in man- 
ner as followeth (viz) Fifty poimds of money as afd. at or before 
the end of six years next from the day of my Decease and also 
Fifty pounds of the like money at or before the end of four 
years next from the day of my wife's decease. I do likewise 
nominate & appoint my loving Brother Henry Pawling and my 
kind friend & neighbor Owen Evans of Limerick trustees hereof 
as well as Guardians over my children giving them full power to 
order, oblige and demand that this my Last Will and Testament 
be duly observed, paid & performed by my Execrs. and all others 
therein mentioned according to the purport, meaning, tenor and 
true intent hereof and I do utterly disallow, revoke and disannul 
all & Every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies & Exects. 
by me in any ways before this time named, willed or Bequeathed 
Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & 
Testament. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
& seal the day and year first above written. 

John PAWLmo, [Seal]. 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & Declared by the sd. 
John Pawling this to be his Last Will & Testament m the presence 
of the subscribers Johannes Lisbeme, Jacob Marde, Robert Jones. 

I the within named John Pawling on the fifth day of May within 
mentioned being the day of the date thereof do Make and Pub- 
lish this my Codicil to my Last Will & Testament in manner as 
followeth (viz) Whereas I & Isaac Dubois late Deed, are Joynt 


60 Pawling Genealogy. 

Purckasers im six kundred and twenty acres of land of Abraham 
I>ufeoi8 it being now undivided so that I cannot her^n so dis- 
tinctly dispose the same, yet my right therein I freely and fully 
devise as foUoweth {viz) I Give A Bequea^ my part thereof woh. 
lies on the west side of Perkyomy unto my Son John Butted on tlie 
East side in the middle of sd. creek, bounded by the Several Courses 
thereof from the line of my other land to the dividing line betireen 
me & the sd. Isaac Dubois together with all the rights, privileges 
and appurtenances thereof to him, his heirs & assigns from the 
time that he arrives to Twenty years of age <with the same 
provision that is Specified in my will for his issue) thence for- 
ward and forever. ITEM. I Give & Bequeath my part of the 
above sd. land which lies on the east side of Perkyomy unto my 
Son Jos^>h Butted on the east side in the middle of the sd. 
creek bounded by the ^veral Courses thereof from the line of my 
ether land to the dividing line between me &, the said Isaac Dubois 
together with all the rights, privileges & appurtenances thereof 
to him, his heirs assigns from the time that he arrives to 
Twenty Years of age (with the same provision that Is Specified 
in my will for his issue) thence forward and forever and I do 
Desire that this present Codicil be made a part of my Last Will 
& Testament to all intents & purposes. IN WITNESS whereof 
I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day of the date of the 
within writt^i will. Whereas there is a Burying place upon the 
land that I have bequeathed unto my Son Joseph where divers of 
my family & others are buried. It is my will that there shall 
be a quarter of an acre laid out commodious thereto which I do 
hereby Give & Bequeath for a burying ground from the time of 
my Decease thence forward and forever. John Pawling, (Seal). 
Signed, sealed, published by the said John Pawling as a Codicil 
to be Injoyned to his will in the presence of us Jacob Marde, 
Johannes Lisberne, Robert Jones. 


June 5, 1733, Then personally appeared Jacob Marcle and 
Robert Jones two of the witnesses to the within written will and 
forgoing Codicil ^ on their solemn affirmaticm according to law 
do declare they saw & heard John Pawling the Testator before 
named sign seal publish & declare the same Will & Codicil to be 
his Last Will ^ Testament & at the doing thereof he was of sound 
mind & memory & understanding to the best of their knowledge. 

OoHic Petbb Evaj^s. 

Pawling Gekealogt. 61 

BE IT REMEMBERED that on the fifth day of June, 1733, the 
Last Will & Testament of John Pawling was proved in due form 
of law & probated & Letters Testamentary were granted to Ephia 
Pawling & Henry Pawling Exects. therein named having first 
affirmed well & truly to administer the sd. Decdt's estate and 
bring an inventory thereof into the R^str. GenPs office at 
Philada at or before the 5th day of July next & also to render an 
account ^hen thereunto lawfully required. Given under the seal 
of the sd. office. 

Petb. Evahs, 
Regtr. OetU, 

Inventory of John Pawling from the original. 

"This true and perfect Inventory made the Twenty-fourth Day 
of May in the year of Our Lord 1733 (on the Estate both Real 
& Personal of John Pawling late of Bebber Township in the County 
of Philada, Deceased as the same was appraised by us the Subscrib- 
ers thereof. 

Imprimis £. a. d 

1 The Sd. Deceased wearing apparel & money, 30 00 

to parcel of Books both for Divinity & Law, 02 00 

to Bills Bonds & Gash notes, 90 00 

to Book Accounts, 142 08 4 

to the Sd. Deceased Riding horse Sadie, Bridle & Boots, 24 00 

to A large Silver Baker & 3 Silver Spoons, 10 00 

to pewter, 02 00 

to :3: feather Beds Boulsters & pillows, 15 00 

to :4 : Rugs & :2 : Blankets, 05 00 

to :8: pairs of Sheets, 05 00 

to A palantine Servan man &, woman, 10 00 

to negro Kuph & his old wife, Mary, 30 00 

to n^ro Jack A runaway, 25 00 

to negro Boy named Cesar, 20 00 

to negro Betty, 16 00 

to negro Peggy, 10 00 

to negro Rose, i 10 00 

to Black walnut table, with several old chairs, 01 00 

to : 1 : old Large Brass Kettle & Dtto Small, 03 00 

to :3 : Iron potts, 01 10 

to :2: wollen wheels & :2: pairs of woUen Cards,. . . 00 12 

to :40: th of wooll, 01 13 4 

to :2 : old flaxen wheels, 00 08 

to :2: Hatchels, 01 00 

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£. s d 

. to 6 new Bags with a parcel of old Dtto, ^ . . . 00 18 

to all the Cooperware in the S^ler and elsewhere in 

& about the premises, 02 00 

to. :2: Black Horses & :1 :Bay mare, 24 00 

to : 1 : Bay Horse & : 1 : Bay mare, 12 00 

to :2 : mares & :2 : Two year old colts, 12 00 

to : 1 : Dunn Horse, 07 00 

to 1 waggon & Gears thereunto belonging, 10 00 

to 3 plows & : 1 : Harrow with their appurenses, 03 00 

to all the Carpenter's tolls with Dibbrs sorts of Imple- 
ments of Husbandry as Axes Hows Forks 

Spades Shovels &c., 06 00 

to 10: Cows & :6: calves with a three year old Bull,. 27 00 

to :6: stears 3 years old, 12 00 

to :7 : Two year old chatles, 07 00 

to : 15 : yearlings, 07 10 

to :25: Sheep & : 10 : Lambs, 10 00 

to :12: Shoats, 03 00 

to Adjudged : 240 Bushs of unmowed wheat, . . « 30 00 

to the Com in the ground (viz) 40 acres of wheat &, 

:20 : acres of Rye, 26 00 

to the plantation & mansion house with 400 acres of 
land, or there abouts Bounded Easterly as in 
the Sd. Deceased's will expressed with all the 
Buildings & Edifices thereon &. thereunto be- 
longing, 500 00 

to the Remainder part of the Sd. plantation on the 
west side of Parkyomony Bounded Easterly as 
expressed in the Sd. will Reputed to be 500 
acres of land (be the same more or less) with 

all the Improvements thereon, 400 00 

to the plantation on the Sd. Creek lately belonging to 
Yost Heyt (the mill land excepted with all the 
buildings edifices thereon & thereunto belonging, 500 00 
to the Moiety of 50 acres of Land which formerly be- 
longed to the Sd. Yost Heyt as also the Moiety 
of a Grist Mill thereon with all other Buildings 

& edifices thereon & thereunto belonging, 200 00 

£2238 09 

EnwiLBD Habmait, 
RoBT. Jones. 

Pawling Genealogy. 63 

Children of John Pawling, No. 3^ and Aagje De Witt : • 
.^-^5. Henry, baptised, November 1, 1712, in Kingston; 
married, Elinor . 

66. Joseph, born, in • Pennsylvania ; married, Elizabeth* 
(Will made in 1797.) His age about 80 yearsr* 

67. John, born, August 27, 1722; married, Elizabeth' 

68. Ellen. 

69. Hannah. 

70. Deborah, married, Christopher Syckler, (Ziegler). , 

71. Rebecca, married, Abraham Van Hovean, (De-t 
Haven). ' 

In Philadelphia there is a deed recorded in 1746, granted' 
by John Pawling and Elizabeth, his wife; Joseph Pawling' 
and Elizabeth, his wife; Henry Pawling and Elinor, his 
wife; Rebecca and Abraham Van Hovean; Deborah and. 
Christopher Syckler; all the heirs of John Pawling ex- 
cept Ellen and Hannah, and it is probable they died un- 

Children of John Pawling, No. 67, and Elizabeth De- 
Haven : 

72. Deborah, married, William Twaddell. 

73. Ann, married, Jacob Pennypacker. 

74. Rachel, married, George Reiff. 

75. Rebecca, married, Lynch. 

76. Hannah, married, John Heister. 

His will is recorded at Norristown, Pa., made in 1789, 
and reads as follows: 

Be it remembered that I John Pawling of the township of 
Skippack and Perkioming, in the County of Montgomery, in the' 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Yeoman being sick and weak in 
body, but of sound disposing mind and memory, and calling to mind 
the mortality of my body do think fit this Twelfth day of October 
in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty 
Nine, to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. The 
which I do in the following manner and form, that is to say, In 

54t Pawling Genealogy. 

the first place, It is my will and I do order that all my just d^ts 
and funeral expenses shall be duly paid and discharged out of my 
estate by my executors hereinafter named. 

Secondly. I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my be- 
loTed wife Elizabeth, and my son-in-law Jacob Pennibaker, John 
Heister and William Twaddle, executors of this my last will and 

Thirdly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth 
two beds and all the furniture unto them belonging, she to have 
her choice of all in the house. My clock and case and such other 
furniture and household goods as she shall choose to furnish two 
rooms complete, and such articles of kitchen furniture as she shall 
have occasion for and choose to keep. A driving horse or mare and 
two cows to be her choice out of my stock; also my negro woman 
named Tun during the natural life of my said wife and then to 
be set free. I also give to' my said wife the free use of any 
two rooms which she shall choose in my present dwelling house 
one below stairs and one above and privilege sufficient for her use 
in the cellar and sufficient keeping of her said stock. Summer 
and Winter also stabling sufficient to be her choice of them, 
also privilege of keeping a hog or two and six sheep if she shall 
choose so to do. Half of the orchard and a sufficient garden and 
firewood cut and hauled to the door during her natural life. I 
also give unto my said wife the sum of thirty poimds in Gold or 
Silver immediately after my decease, and the sum of sixty pounds 
of like money yearly, and every year during the term of her 
natural life, all which is to be in lieu and stead of her Dower. 

Fourthly. It is my \Nall and I do order that my negro boy 
named George now near eleven year old be set free at the age of 
twenty one years and my negro boy named Robin to be set free 
at the age of twenty one years. 

Fifthly. I give and devise all that tract of land whereon my 
old dweling house stands as the land was surveyed and divided 
from the tract I now live on by Henry Sweitzer, containing by 
estimation Two Hundred and Fifty acres, be it more or less to 
my Daughter Deborah during the term of her natural life, and 
the remainder of the said piece of land, Her'^ditaments and ap- 
purtenances from and immediately after the death of my said 
Daughter Deborah hereby give and devise the same to and amongst 
all the children of my said Daughter Deborah equally amongst 
them to hold to them, their heirs and assigns forever. 

Sixthly. I give and devise all that tract of land whereon I 

Pawling Gbksaloqy. 55 

now live as the same was divided and surveyed off from the 
before mentioned tract by Henry Sweitzer containing by estima- 
tion Two Hundred and Fifty acres, be it more or less to my 
daughter Rachel Reiff, to the use^ of my said Daughter Raehel 
during the term of her natural life and the remainder of the said 
last mentioned piece of land hereditaments and appurtenances. 
I hereby give and devise the same from and immediately after the 
death of my said Daughter Rachel to and amongst all the children 
of my said daughter Rachel equally amongst them to hold to 
them, their heirs and assigns forever. 

Seventhly. I give and devise all the Rents and profits arising 
out of that my house and lot of ground lying and being in the 
City of Philadelphia situate on the West side of Second Street 
opposite the New Market, containing on said Street in Breadth 
18 ft. and in depth 70 ft. bounded Eastward with Second street, 
Southward with ground of Edward Shippen, Westward with a 
certain four foot alley extending into Lombard St. and North- 
ward with ground of Edward Shippen, to the use of my Daughter 
Rebekah Lynch to be paid to her by my executors or the survivor 
of them as the same shall arise from the same House and Lot 
for her comfortable support during the term of her natural life 
and in case my said Daughter Rebekah shall leave lawful issue 
equally between them to hold to them their heirs and issue for- 
ever. But in case the said Rebekah shall die leaving no lawful 
issue, my will is and I do order and direct that the said house 
and lot of ground shall revert to and become the estate of all my 
other Daughters or their legal representatives to them their 
heirs or assigns forever. 

Eighthly. I give and bequeath imto my two grandchildren 
Ameley Nathan Pennibecker and Elizabeth Pennibecker, children 
of my second Daughter Ann, to each of them the sum of Two 
Hundred pounds in Gold and Silver money at its present value, 
and all the Rest and Residue of my estate I give to be equally 
divided between all the children of my daughter Hannah Heister 
wife of John Heister. 

Ninthly. And lastly I do utterly disallow, revoke, disannul, 
all and every other former Wills, Testaments, Legacies and execu- 
tors, by me in anywise heretofore named, made, willed or be- 
queathed. Ratifying and conforming this and no other to be my 
last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Signed, 
Sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said John 

56 Pawling Genealogy. 

Pawling in the presence of ub the Subscribers for and his last 
Will and Testament. 

B. The words, (House and lot), on the second page were 
mentioned before signed. 

John Pawling, [Seal]. 

Israel Jagobs, 
George Boter, 


A descendant of his daughter, Deborah, (No. 72), is 
John Pawling Twaddell, shoe merchant on Market street, 
Philadelphia, and of his daughter, Rachel, (No. 74), is 
Major George G. Groff, of Bucknell University; and of 
Hannah, (No. 76), is ex-Govemor Guy, of State of Wash- 
ington. Rachel Pawling, No. 74, married George Reiff, 
had six children, namely: 1. Elizabeth, married Jonas 
Hauf ; 2. Hannah, married Jacob Horning; 3. Catherine, 
married Jacob GroflE, and had twelve children. Their son 
John, married Susan Beaver, who was the father of Major 
George G. Groff. He married Margaret Marshall, and 
have five children — ^^illiam Marshall, John Charles, Mar- 
garet Beaver, James Andrews and Frances Lloyd. 4. 
Jacob, married Hannah Boyer ; 5. Deborah, married John 
Beaver; 6. Nathan, married Mary Ann Baugh. 

Children of Joseph Pawling, Sr., No. 66, and wife Eliz. 

77. Rachel, married, Lewis Truckemiller. 

78. Benjamin, born, December 27, 1751; died, October 
9, 1800, aged 49 years ; married, Rebecca Lane, bom, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1756; died, September 19, 1830, daughter of 
Samuel and Rebecca Lane. 

79. Joseph, (Jr.), born, August 28, 1753; died, October 
23, 1840, aged 87 years; married, (1) Susannah Lukens, 
September 29, 1783; married, (2) November 5, 1793, 
Mary Shannon, born, March 20, 1766 ; died, March 8, 1839, 
aged 73 years. 

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80. Elizabeth, married, William Shamion. 

81. Hamiah, married, John DeHaven. 

82. Ami, married, Jonathan Jones. 

Joseph Pawling, Sr., fell heir to his father^s estate on 
the east side of Perkiomen creek, which was the old home- 
stead of his father John, on which was the grist mill and 
family burying ground provided for in his Will and also 
his father's Will. There are two tombstones in this old 
burial ground, still well preserved, one of his wife, Eliza- 
beth, and one of his son Benjamin. I can not find a record 
of Joseph's marriage, but I find in State Library, at Harris- 
burg, in "New York marriages" the following: Pawling 
Joseph and Judith Shields, married, April 23, 1761. He 
may have been married twice. His will follows : 


Recorded in office, Register of Wills, Norristown, Pa. 

In the Name op God. Amen. Amen. Be it known to whom 
it may concern that Joseph Pawling, 8t., of Perkiomen and Skip- 
pack township in County of Montgomery, State of Pennsylvania, 
Yeoman, am ancient and advanced in years and weakly in body 
but of sound mind and memory do this twelfth day of June, in the 
year of Our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Ninety Seven settle my 
estate and worldly affairs by way of this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner following: 

Firstly. I order that all my just debts and funeral expenses, 
shall be discharged by my hereinafter named executors. Item. 
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth of the two 
rooms for her use on the East end of my dwelling house during 
the term of her natural life, and also, to pass and repass, un- 
hindered through the other part of said house, and also her bed 
and stead and clothes that do belonging, and another bed and 
stead above stairs, and bed clothes thereto belonging, and all the 
pewter and brass kettle and iron pots and she is to have for 
her use during her life time, three of my milk cows, such as she 
chooseth. She is to have one of my negro wenches, which she 
chooseth to be at her service during her life time. She is to 
have my riding horse, her saddle and Bridle, her spinning wheels 
for flax and cotton and one third part of the winter grain now 


in the ground or at time of my decease, is to be for her use, hut 
as she is to be at the cost of reaping, I give her two thirds of 
crop now out, and she is to have two of my hogs at her choice, 
and she is to have the use of my clock during her life, and I give 
and bequeath to my Daughter Rachel now wife of Lewis Trudce- 
miller fifty acres of land where said Trudcemiller now liveth, part 
of my dwelling place and plantation situate in Skippack township 
aforesaid forming land of John Wireman, John Detwiler, Jacob 
Markley and land lately by me conveyed to my son Benjamen 
Pawling to be for a dwelling place of said Truckemiller, and 
Rachel his wife, for and during the time of the natural life of said 
Rachel and after the decease of said Rachel I give and devise and 
bequeath the said fifty acres to the children and heirs of said 
Rachel and their assigns forever. 

Secondly. I give and bequeath as allowed unto my son Ben- 
jamin Pawling out of the purchase for the Mill and Planta- 
tion, I conveyed to him by deed the sum of Eight Hundred pounds, 
which is to be in lieu for his part dividant and share out of my 
estate and Item. Have also given and allowed my son Joseph 
Pawling the sum of Eight Hundred pounds out of the land I con- 
veyed to Zeigler and my son Benjamin, which also to be his part 
and share out of my estate. And it is my further will and do 
hereby order that my Dwelling place and plantation whereon I 
now live shall be and remain the lands of my said wife for her 
use and support during her natural life. If it should so happen 
that she should out live me rent the same imder the care of my 
son Benjamin to see and look after that the place be not injured 
neglected or timber destroyed, and be rented to the best advan- 
tage for my said wife. If she should happen to be my widow 
and after her decease of my said wife my said dwelling and plan- 
tation is to be valued or appraised by five judicious men, free- 
holders, and my son Benjamin is to have the first choice of it, 
to take it at the valuation so made by said men so chosen by 
all my said children, and if said Benjamin should decline to take 
it at the appraisement so made, then another or any one of my 
children may take it as he is or may be willing to take it at the 
valuation so made and do hereby further order that after valua- 
tion so made of my Real Estate and the monies so arising out of 
such sale or valuation I give and bequeath five hundred pounds, 
as part there of imto my Daughter Elizabeth now wife to William 
Shannon and to her heirs, and five hundred pounds as part thereof 
imto my daughter Hannah now wife to John DeHaven and to her 

Pawling Genealogy. 59 

lieirs, and five hundred thereof unto my daughter Ann, wife to 
Jonathan Jones and each of them shall receive their part or equal 
part of the yearly payments as the purchase becomes due out of 
said place, and the remainder part of my Estate arising out of 
the real and personal I give and bequeath unto my two grand- 
sons, to Joseph eldest son of my son Benjamin and John Pawling 
eldest son of my son Joseph Pawling to be equally divided between 
Uiem share and share alike and I do hereby nominate, constitute 
and appoint my trusty sons Benj. and Joseph Pawling to be ex- 
ecutors of this my last Will and Testament to feel, and fill, and 
execute the same to all intents and purposes, and I do hereby fully 
impower my same sons or the survivors of them, to make, and 
execute a good deed or conveyance in fee simple as good 
and available to all intents and purposes as could do 
it personally present, and in case my son Benjamin should 
take the place then impower and authorize my son Joseph 
to make him a deed as aforesaid and I further order that my said 
two grandsons are to divide my clothing and wearing apparel and 
not sell them and I do further order hereby that the first pay- 
ment of said premises is to be Three Hundred pounds down or 
shortly after the sale and One Hundred and Fifty pounds yearly 
and every year till the whole of said purchase money be paid and 
discharged of which said payments said Elizabeth, Hannah and 
Ann are each of them to have one third part as it becomes due, 
a,nd payable till they and each of them have received their Five 
Hundred pounds as above said, and there is hereby reserved two 
acres of land part of aforesaid premises for a family burying 
ground to run from the lower end of said burying to a small 
run of the Northeast bank thence along said bank up the run as 
to take in two acres of land, as is some dead already buried there 
and to for the family or as many of them as choose to bury their 
dead there, which said two acres of land I give and devise to my 
sons Benjamin and Joseph their heirs in trust never the less for 
the use of a burying ground forever and I do hereby revoke all 
former and other wills by me heretofore made. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal as 
testator the day and year above said. The words "such as she 
<5hooseth" interlined were down before signing of the above. 

Joseph Pawling, Sh., [Seal]. 

60 Pawling Genealogy. 

Signed, Sealed and the declared by the Testator as his last Will 
and Testament in the presence of us. 

Jacob Mabktjcy, 
Henbt Sweitzeb, 


Benjamin Pawling, No. 78, was a soldier in the Eevolu- 
tionary War. He bought the old homestead and mill. He 
died in 1800. His widow then went to her mother^s home 
with a large family. Two of the daughters dying in early 
life. Children follow: 

83. Elizabeth, born, February 1777; died, 1847; mar- 
ried, Edward Vanderslice. 

84. Joseph, born, 1779. 

85. Sarah, married, Reese. 

86. Samuel Lane, bom, 1785. 

87. Rebecca, married, Millon. 

88. Mary, married, Benjamin Davis. 

89. Harriett, married, John S. Davis. 

90. Elenor, died, unmarried. 

91. Benjamin, born, 1793. 

Joseph Pawling, No. 84, continued to live in Mont- 
gomery County, as did his daughters, Rebecca Hooker, (no 
children) ; Ursula Faulk and Mrs. Moyer. His three sons, 
Benjamin, Curtis and Albert, removed to Wabash, Ind. 

Samuel Lane, No. 86, and his brother, Benjamin Pawl- 
ing, No. 91, lived in White Deer Valley, west of Allen- 
wood, Union County, Pa. Benjamin, No. 91, was living in 
Iowa in 1871, a very old man. 

I will now go back to another son of Joseph Pawling, 
Sr., Joseph, (Jr.,), No. 79. He removed to Snyder 
County, near Selinsgrove, Pa., about 1794, as the follow- 
ing deed will show, recorded at Sunbury, Northumberland 
County, August 10, 1799, Deed Book L., p. 15. 

This Indenture made the 25 day of June in tlie year of our 
Lord 1794, between Peter Househill of Penns Twp. in Co. of 

Pawling Genealogy. 61 

Northumberland in State of Pa. Yeoman and Mary his wife, of 
the one part, and Joseph Pawling of the Twp. in the Co. & State 
aforesaid yoeman of the other part. Whereas the Honourable the 
late Proprietaries of the Province [now commonwealth] of Pa. 
by letters Patent bearing date the twelvth day of March, 1771 for 
the consideration therin expressed did grant & confirm unto Philip 
Weiser, Frederick Weiser, Peter Weiser, Samuel Weiser, Benj. 
Weiser, Henry Muhlenberg & Maria his wife, Anthony Fricker and 
Margarett his wife their heirs and assigns forever all that certain 
tract of land called "Spring Tract" situate formerly in the Co. 
of Berks now in Penns Twp. in Co. of North aforesaid, bounded 
as follows: beginning at a marked white oak thence by land 
of Martin Treaister north 21° £ 74 perches to a white oak and N 
4'' E 571 & a half to a post thence by vacant land N 83'' E 300 
p to a post, N 7'' W 40 p to a post, N 83° E 90 p to a chestnut, 

5 59° E 8 p to a gum, S 7° E 143 p to a Spanish oak thence S 86° 

6 30 minutes, W'500 p to the place of beginning containing 414 
acres and an half & the usual allowance for roads &c as by said 
Patent Recorded in the Rolls office the said late Province now com- 
monwealth aforesaid in Book I Vol. 8 page 277 &c. reference being 
there to had more fully and at large appears which said tract of 
land by them & from thence through divers mesne conveyances pur- 
chases & decents is now become & vested in him the said Peter 
Househill & whereas by virtue of an order of survey dated the 
29th day of Oct., 1766, No. 1730 there Vas surveyed unto a cer- 
tain Simon Minich, a tract of land containing 281 acres & allow- 
ances situate in the said Twp. who by deed dated the 18th day 
of Oct., 1785, for the consideration therein expressed granted 
a part of the same land unto John Aumiller, who by deed dated 
the 19th day of July, 1790 for the consideration therein expressed 
granted unto the said Peter Houshill party here to his heirs & 
assigns forever 40 acres & an half of the same land bounded & 
described as follows : beginning at a post set for a corner in a line 
of late Jacob Hosterman land thence by same S 86° and an half 
W 155 p to a post set for a comer in a line of land late Philip 
Conrad Aumiller dec'd. thence by same N 3° E 43 p & one tenth 
of a perch to a pine tree marked for a corner in a line of land 
late Martin Teister's thence by the same N 86° and % E 168 p & 
% to a post in a line of the first above described land thence by 
same S 18° & 45 minutes W 47 perches to a place of place of be- 
gining, containing 140 acres & % as aforesaid as by the said deed 
recorded in recording office for the Co. of North in Book 2, page 


Pawling Genealogy. 

89 &c., reference being thereto had at larg« appears. Now this 
indenture witnesseth that the said Peter Houshill and Mary hia 
wife for and in consideration of the sum of 1600 pounds of lawfull 
money of the commonwealth of Pa. to them in hand paid by the 
said Joseph Pawling at and before the execution of the presents 
the receipt & payment whereof is hereby acknowledged, have 
granted bargained sold released enfeoff & confirmed and by these 
presents do grant bargain sell release enfeoff & confirm imto the 
said Joseph Pawling his heirs & assigns all those certain two 
above described tracts of land containing as aforesaid be the same 
more or less together also with all and singular the biiilding 
bams & stables gardens & orchards meadows improvements rights 
liberties privileges hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to 
the same belonging or in any wise appertaining, and also all the 
estate right title interest use possession property trust claim &. 
demand whatsoever of the said Peter Househill & Mary his wife 
of in & to the said two tracts of land & of eveiy part thereof and 
the reversions & remainders rents issues & profits thereof to have 
and to hold the said described tracts & parcels of land containing 
all together four hundred fifty five (455) acres & allowances six 
per cent for roads &c. be the same more or less & premises with 
the appurtenances hereby granted or intended so to be unto the 
said Joseph Pawling his heirs & assigns to the only proper use 
benefit & behoof of him the said Joseph P. his heirs & assigns 
for the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Joseph 
P., his heirs assigns forever. And the said Pe+er Housil & Mary 
his wife for themselves their heirs & executors administrators & 
every of them by these presents do and each of them doth covenant 
promise grant & agree to and with the said Joseph P. his heirs 
executors administrators & assigns that they the said Peter 
Househill & Mary his wife and their heirs the said described lands 
with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Pawling his heirs & 
assigns against all manner of person & persons whatsoever law- 
fully claiming or to claim the same or any part and parcel thereof 
by through or imder them the said Peter Housil and Mary his wife 
and their' heirs shall and will warrant and for ever defend by 
these presents. In witness whereof the said parties to these 
presents have here unto set their hands &. seals the day & year 
first above written. Peter Houshill (S), Mary X Housel (S), 
Sealed and delivered in the presence of the said Peter only Adam 
Bolender Sl Simon Snyder & by the said Mary Housel in the 
presence of Jn Epler ifc Simon Snyder. 

Pawling Genealogy. 63 

Joseph Pawling, Jr., was married twice as you will see 
at No. 79. He is buried beside his wife, Mary, at Eow^s 
Church, Salem, Pa., a quarter of a mile from his home- 
stead. The Eows were among the first settlers at this place, 
and cleared the high land. I remember when about 60 acres 
of this "spring tracf ' was in timber and full of ponds, and 
alive with frogs. Salem then was known by no other name 
than "Frogtown.^^ This tract has now all been cleared and 
the ponds have disappeared. As early as 1761 Henry Pawl- 
ing had charge of 50 or 60 carpenters, masons and laborers 
who went to Wyoming (Wilkesbarre) and there built 10 
houses. They were short of provisions and called at Fort 
Augustus, (now Sunbury), for supplies. (Pennsylvania 
Archives). This may partly account for Joseph^s remov- 
ing to Northumberland county, now Snyder. 

Will of Joseph Pawling recorded at Lewisburg, Pa., made 
in 1839. 

I Joseph Pawling of Penns Township, Union Co., and State 
lof Pa. do publish and declare this to be my last will and testa- 
ment hereby revoking any will or wills which may have been here- 
tofore made by me, and firstly it is my will that my body be 
^decently intered and that after payment of my funeral expenses 
&c., all my honest debts be paid and that then all my worldly 
estate be disposed of as follows: Item 1. I give and bequeath 
to my son Samuel Pawling one thousand dollars together with his 
horse homed cattle &c. formerly advanced to him by me for his full 
part and share of my estate. 

Item 2. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Pawling one 
thousand dollars together with his horses horned cattle &c. form- 
erly advanced to him by me as his full part and share of my es- 

Item 3. I give and bequeath to my son Nathan Pawling the 
plantation and tract of land on which I now live to be his part and 
share of my estate. 

Item 4. It is my will and desire that Samuel Pawling to be 
herein after named as executor of this will and testament, shall 
within one month after my decease make a deed to the said Nathan 
Pawling for the tract of I|nd bequeathed to him in Item 3, and I 
hereby give him f tQl power to make and execute the said deed. 

64 Pawling Genealogy. 

Item 5. It is my will that the sum of eight hundred and fifty 
six dollars besides household goods which I formerly gave to my 
daughter Elizabeth intermarried with Ezekiel Davis (which said 
Elizabeth since deceased be considered her full share and part of 
my estate. 

Item 6. It is my will that the sum of eight hundred & fifty 
six dollars together with household furniture which I formerly 
gave to my daughter Maria Theresa intermarried with Samuel 
Stetler be considered her full part and share of my estate. 

Item 7. It is my will that the sum of eight hundred & fifty 
six dollars besides house hold furniture which I formerly gave to 
my daughter Hannah intermarried with Jacob Woodling be con- 
sidered her full part and share of my estate. 

Item 8. It is my will that the sum of eight hundred and fifty 
six dollars besides house hold furniture which I formerly gave to 
my daughter Susanna intermarried with Christian Houtz be held 
and considered to be her full part and share of my estate. 

Item 9. And it is my will that my executors to be herein after 
named shall retain in his hands out of my personal estate the sum 
of two hundred dollars for the space of three years after my de- 
cease and should my son John Pawling appear In person or by 
authorized agent during the said period of three years then my 
said executor shall pay to him the said suni of two hundred dollars 
which together with the money formerly advanced by me to him 
shall be his full share of my estate. But should the said John fail to 
appear during the said space of the said three years then the said 
sum of two hundred dollars is to be equally divided among my six 
children, Samuel, Joseph, Nathan, Maria, Hanna and Susanna. 

Item 10. The remainder of my estate real and personal shall 
be equally divided among my six children, Samuel, Joseph, Nachan, 
Maria, Hannah and Susanna, subject to such legacies as may be 
herein after made. 

Item 11. I give and bequeath to my son Nathan Pawling the 
clock and stove which now stands in the front room of my dwell- 
ing house. 

Item 12. It is my will that my executor as soon as convenient 
after my decease purchase out of my estate & cause to be erected 
head and foot stones of marble at the graves of me & my deceased 

Item 13. It is my will that my sons in law Samuel Settler, 
Jacob Woodling and Christian Houtz shall be charged with the 
interest which may accrue during my life upon certain bonds and 

Pawling Genealogy. 65 

notes which I held against them for money lent to them by me 
but that interest be charged thereon only from the day of my de- 
cease. I hereby nominate and appoint my sons Samuel Pawling 
and Nathan Pawling, executors of this my last will & testament 
In testimony that the foregoing is my last will and testament I 
have hereunto subscribed my name and afiSxed my seal the four- 
teenth day of June, A. D., eighteen hundred and thirty nine. 

JosxFH Pawijno, [Seal]. 

Geo. a. Sictdes, 


Children of Joseph Pawling, No. 79, and (1) Susannah 
LukenS; (2) Mary Shannon: 

92 (First wife), John, removed to Kentucky. 

93. (Second wife), Samuel, bom, February 9, 1794; 
died, November 23, 1874, aged 80 years ; married, January 
24, 1816, Elizabeth Woodling, bom, Febmary 6, 1797; 
died, October 9, 1883, aged 86 years. Both buried at 
Salem, Pa. 

94. Joseph, (3rd), bom, September 23, 1797; died, 
October 16, 1846, aged 49 years; married, February 14, 
1826, Margarett Bebecca Bitzman, bom, October 7, 1801; 
died, December 20, 1860, aged 59 years. Both buried at 

95. Nathan, bom, February 28, 1808, removed to Al- 
toona, Knox County, 111., about 1850, and raised a family. 

96. Elizabeth, married, Ezekiel Davis. 

97. Maria Theresa, bom, about 1800 ; died, July 4, 1861 ; 
married, Samuel Stetler, removed to Bloomsburg, Pa. 

98. Hannah, married, Jacob Woodling. 

99. Susannah, married. Christian Houtz, removed to 
Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Children of Joseph, (3d), No. 94, and Margaret Bebecca 

100. Henry, bom, October 26, 1826; died, November 
13, 1826. 


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101. William Frederick, bom, November 6, W2l ; died, 
June 7, 1865, aged 37 years, buried at Salem; married, 
Caroliiie Eow; died, March 20, 1866. 

102. Samuel James, bom, March 29, 1830; married, 
Alice Guyer, living at Elkhart, Ind., imd have two daugh- 
ters, Lillian and Ocie. 

103. Elizabeth Margaret, bom, July 20, 1834, living at 
Selinsgrove, Pa. ; married, Henry Schoch ; bom, November 
15, 1830 ; died, November 2, 1898. 

104. Mary Ann, bom, July 23, 1836; married, Joseph 
Kline, removed to Chicago. They have five children — 
Howard, Stella, Izora, John and Jackson^ 

105. Joseph Jackson, bom, March 2, 1839 ; died in the 
army at Yorktown, Va., July 10, 1863, aged 24, unmarried, 
buried at Bow's Church, Salem, Pa. 

106. Amy Catherine, bom, April 28, 1842; died, April 
4, 1844. 

Joseph Pawling, (3rd), No. 94, had 10 children, one 
daughter and two sons died infants. He lived on the 
middle tract of his father's purchase at Salem. His son 
William Frederick and his wife died in 1865, leaving chil- 
dren as follows: (1) Lydia, (2) West, living at Middle- 
burg, Pa.; (3) Anthony MacKenzie, bom. May 10, 1857; 
married, Lizzie Rabuck, born Oct. 23, 1859, and have four 
children living, (Eva K, bom, August 27, 1884; Emma K, 
born, Septebmer 16, 1886; Ada V., born, January 12, 
1891; Mamie E., bom November 4, 1895), and six died 
young. He is living at Greenbrier, Pa.; (4), Joseph; 
(5), Thursby Buchanan j born. May 23, 1859; married, 
Catherine Caroline Wolf, bom, August 9, 1861, reside 
at llooper. Neb., and have children: Frederick Henry 
William, bom, December 28, 1883; Ida Margratha, 
born December 20, 1885; Louisa Dorotha MAtiA, bom, 
November, 25, 1887; Wilhelmine Louisa, Cathetiiia 
Adelihe, bom, January 8, 1890; Emmfe Elizabeth Carolina, 
bom, September 27, 1891; Lillie Theresa, botn, Sep- 

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tember 6, 1893; William Ludwig Frederick, bom, May 
26, 1896; (6) Adeline Elmira, bom, October 16, 1861; 
married, Charles Samuel Stauffer, born, June 15, 1852, 
reside at Selinsgrove, and have children: William. W. 
Stauffer, bora, August 22, 1880, married Edna Bergstres- 
ser; Mary S. Stauffer, bom. May 18, 1882, married, John 
Frank Keller, born, September 21, 1872, and have one son, 
Harry, born, August 10, 1903; Samuel Pawling Stauffer, 
bora, April 9, 1884; (7), James Jackson, bom, March 4, 
1865, married, Emma Minerva Roush, bom, March 30, 
1864, and have one son, Charles Roush, bom, November 
25, 1895, reside at Freeburg, Pa. 

The children of Elizabeth Margaret, No. 103, and Henry 
Schoch, are (1) Lowvinga Izrah Schoch, born, September 
11, 1855; died November 23, 1860; (2) Agnes Cecilia 
Schoch, born, November 15, 1858; died, November 22, 
1859; (3) Laur^ Catherine, bora, July 18, 1862; mar- 
ried Rev. J. C. S. Shindel and have children, Martha, 
Margaret and Jacob; (4) Cora Irena, bora, January 1, 
1866; married. Rev. Shultz; (5) Lillie Mary, born, July 
3, 1867; (6) Edna Verdilia, bom, July 26, 1869 ; married, 
Rev. Traver. Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret Schoch, living at 
Selinsgrove, Pa., has her father's old bible, with the family 
record. Mr. Allen P. Pawling, living at Lewisburg, Pa., 
has Samuel Pawling^ (No. 93), old bible with the family 

Samuel Pawling, No. 93, married Elizabeth Woodling 
and her birth record or "Daufshein" is in their old bible, 
and states her mother's name was Susanna Hendricks, of 
Montgomery County. The following is a copy of the Ger- 
man "Daufshein:" "Johannas Wildling und siner ebe- 
lichen hausfra Susana eine gebohrne Hendricks — Its eine 
Tochter zur welt gebohren, den 5 tag Hornung im yahr 
unser Herrn 1797. Tiese tochter ist gebohren im Domen- 
sen townschip in Montgomery County im Staate Penn- 
sylvanien in Nord- America ; und its getauft worden und 

68 Pawling Genealogy. 


erhielt den namen Elizabeth den tag im yahr unsers Herm 
von hrn helffenstein. Die tauf Zeugen warn Johannes 
Kiein und sein weib Elizabeth. Geboren um 3 uhr mor- 

The following record was made by Samuel Pawling and 
is contained in his old bible : 

"My father-in-law John Woodling was bom on the 16th 
of June, 1769, and died on the 20th of February, 1859, 
aged 83 years, 8 months and 4 days. His wife, Susanna, 
was bom on the 31st of January, 1776, and died on the 
21st of September, 1860, aged 84 years 7 months. They 
were married on the 22nd of December, 1795. My wife 
Elizabeth Woodling was born on the 5th of February, 1797, 
his daughter Gate, was born on the 29th of August, 1798 ; 
his son, John, was born on the 16th of February, 1800; 
Polly was bom on the 10th of April, 1802 ; Lid was bom on 
the 3rd of June, 1805; Jacob was born on the 17th of 
February, 1807 ; Isaac was born on the 8th of June, 1809 ; 
Abraham on the 1st of July, 1812 ; David was bom on the 
20th of February, 1815 ; George was bom on the 20th of 
March, 1818." 

Copy of Will of Samuel Pawling made in 1873 : 

In the Name of God. Amen. I Samuel Pawling of Peims 
township, Snyder County and State of Penna., being in health of 
body and of sound mind memory and understanding, Blessed be 
God for the same but having mind at a considerable old age and 
considering the uncertainty of the transitory life do make and 
publish this my last will and testament in manner and form fol- 
lowing to wit principally and first of all I command my Im- 
mortal soul into the hands ot God who gave it and my body to the 
earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and as to 
such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless us with 
in this life. I give and dispose of the same in the following nuia- 
ner, first it is my will and I do so order that all my just debt^ 
and funeral expenses and also the funeral expenses of my wife 
Elizabeth Pawling be duly paid out of my estate as soon as may be 
after our deceases and that my hereinafter named executors shall 
cause suitable tombstones of marble to be erected at my i^rave and 

Pawling Genealogy. 69 

also at the grave of my wife Elizabeth Pawling after her deoeaae 
which shall also be paid out of my estate. 2nd. I give and be- 
queath unto my dear and beloved wife Elizabeth Pawling all my 
household and kitchen furniture such as beds and bedding, stoves 
chairs lounge settees clock sink tubs &c., and in fact she shall have 
all the household and kitchen furniture that is in the house be- 
longing to me. She shall also have the desk said furniture my 
wife shall have in use and occupy during her natural life and 
after the death of my wife Elizabeth Pawling my household and 
kitchen furniture shall be sold at public vendue. I also give and 
bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Pawling the interest on two 
thousand dollars bank stock that I hold in the First National 
Bank of Selins Grove during her natural life, I also give and be- 
queath unto my wife Elizabeth Pawling the interest on two judg- 
ment notes I hold against Isaac Woodling and ^ns William John 
and Samuel amounting together to two thousand three hundred and 
twenty six dollars and ninety four cents^ the interest of the above 
named notes and also the interest on dividends of the Bank stock 
my hereinafter named executors shall collect and shall annually 
pay over to my wife Elizabeth Pawling as long as she lives and 
after the death of my wife my Qxecutors shall collect said notes 
and Bank stock and the proceeds of the sale of my household 
furniture held by my wife, and if there is any interest money left 
after the death of my wife that she has not used from the income 
of the money I left stand for her then the said interest money 
is to be added to to the Bank stock Woodling notes and the pro- 
ceeds of my household furniture and the whole is to be equally 
divided among all my hereinafter named children share and share 
alike. I also give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Pawling 
one cow the balance of her living is provided for her, and feed for 
her cow in the article of agreement between myself and my son 
Lewis E. Pawling at the sale of my farm refferance thereto can be 
had and I give to her the room in the house and^that, that agree- 
ment calls for or specifies. I have advanced money to all my 
children and to one grand child for which I hold their receipts 
respectively for so much of their shares of my estate. I also give 
and bequeath imto Mary Ellen Gemberling only daughter of my 
daughter Jane Elizabeth who has no money advanced one thousand 
dollars which shall be paid to her within one year after my de- 
cease the balance which will be coming to her from my estate she 
shall not have until the last bonds I hold against my son Lewis 
E. Pawling shall become due then she shall be made equal or even 

70 Pawlinq Genealogy. 

witb the rest of my children if she so long lives or leaves a ehild 
the balance of my estate not otherwise willed or devised shall be 
equally divided among my hereinafter named children Levi Paw- 
ling, John Pawling, Sam'l Benjamin Pawling, Charles W. Paw- 
ling, Lewis £. Pawling, Mariah intermarried with David Schoch, 
Susan intermarried with Jacob Hilbish, Rebecca intermarried with 
James Biehl, Anjeline intermarried with Benjamin Ulrich, share 
and share alike. But their receipts must be taken into the ac- 
count when they make a dividend Allen Schooh only son of my 
daughter Harriet shall be named equal with the rest of my chil- 
dren, if in case the Woodling pay their notes my herein after 
named executors shall keep that money at interest A pay the in- 
terest over to my wife Elizabeth Pawling as long as she lives my 
executors shall collect all money due to me ana not otherwise de- 
vised and pay it over to my children as soon as may be after 
my decease or if my children can agree to divide the notes and 
obligations I hold and not otherwise devised & each one collect 
his own that would be the best way I think. If I do not sell the 
lot I got of John Mull in my life time I direct my executors to 
sell it and make a deed for the same, and lastly I nominate con- 
stitute and appoint my beloved ^ons Levi Pawling and Lewis E. 
Pawling to be. my executors of this my last will and testament 
hereby revoking all my other wills and declaring this and no other 
to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of July in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy three. 

Samuel Pawling, [Seal]. 
Signed sealed and delivered by the testator to be his last will 
& testament in presence of us Samuel F. Woodling, John Mull. 

The following are the children of Samuel Pawling, No. 
93, and Elizbeth Woodling, who lived all their lives on the 
west end of their father's purchase at Salem, Pa. 
107. (1) Harriet, born, December 31, 1815; died may 

14, 1839, aged 24 years ; married, January 23, 
18'38; David Schoch, born, August 27, 1812; 
died, October 16, 1866, (son of Jacob 
Schoch and Elizabeth Hendricks ; who was the 
son of Mathias Schoch). They had one son, 
Allen Schoch, born, March 27, 1839, married, 
Catharine Hassinger, (daughter of Conrad 

Pawling Genealogy. Vl 

Hassinger and Lucy Ann Snyder). They had 
three children: 

(1) Lester Edgar Schoch, M. D., born, 

April 15, 1864; married, December 
16, 1896, Laura HeflPner; born, Sep- 
tember 8, 1867, (daughter of Ghas. 
HeflPner and Hannah Good). They 
have children, Andrew Eobertson 
Schoch,* bom, September 3, 1900; 
Katharyn HeflPner Schoch, bom, 
December 11, 1902. 

(2) Harriet Lucy Schoch, born November 

25, 1866; married, James Albert 
Downes. They have children, John 
Schoch Downes, born, December 13, 
1898 ; Salome Alberta Downes, bon\, 
August 23, 1900. 

(3) Annie May Schoch, bom, December 8, 

1868 ; died, August 25, 1870. 

108. (2) Maria, born, December 4, 1817; died, November 

2, 1870, aged 53; married, David Schoch, 
bom, August 27, 1812 ; died, October 16, 1866. 
They had two sons: 

(1) Sephares Schoch, born, May 27, 1841; 

married, December 4, 1866, Mar- 
garet E. Walter, bom, July 14, 1845 ; 
died, July 31, 1893; no issue. 

(2) Jacob G. Schoch, born, November 12, 

1857; died, January 5, 1861. 

109. (3) Susanna, born, February 25, 1819; died, March 

5, 1897, aged 78; married, October 22, 1839, 
Jacob Hilbish. They had nine children: 

(1) Agnes, married, Daniel Kleckner, re- 

moved to Bellvue, Ohio. 

(2) Ammon, married, Mary Ann Knaver, 

removed to Benton, Ind. 

72 Pawuno Genealogy. 

{S\ Aaron^ removed to Stephan^ South 

(4) Malinda^ married^ Qeo. Hassenplng, 

removed to Bellvue, Ohio. 

(5) Charles^ removed to Chalk Mount, 


(6) Wilson, to Bellvue, Ohio. 

(7) James, to Goshen, Ind. 

(8) David, to Harvey, 111. 

(9) Harriet, born, January 27, 1841, liv- 

ing at Swengel, Pa., married, Nathan 
Knauer, born, October 16, 1836, and 
have eight children: 

(1) Sarah B. Knauer, bom, De- 

cember 16, 1860, married, 
Joseph Heter; reside at 
Clyde, Ohio, with two chil- 
dren, Mabel Harriet and 

(2) John W. Knauer, born, Oc- 

tober 15, 1862; married, 
Vergie Wolfert, reside at 
Leetonia, Ohio, with one 
child, Madge Isabel 
Knauer, bom, October 8, 

(3) Margaret Laura Kiiauer, 

born, December 17, 1864; 
married, December 18, 
1889, Charles Edwin 
Spangler; bom, July 4, 
1866; have four children, 
Mertie Verzula Spangler, 
bora, May 29, 1890; Paul- 
ine Harriet Spangler, 
born, December 10, 1891; 

Pawling Genealogy. 73 

George Marion Spangler, 
born, January 8, 1893; 
Franklin Maize Spangler^ 
bom, February 24, 1901. 

(4) Charles Arthur Knauer, 

born, September 19, 1867, 
lives at Alliance, Ohio, 
with two children, Eugene 
Wesley, and Norman. 

(5) Susanna E. Knauer, born, 

February 21, 1870, lives at 
Swengel, Pa., unmarried. 
^6) George M. Knauer, bom. May 
11, 1872; resides at Tiffin, 
Ohio, one son, Nathan, 
bom, October, 1902. 

(7) Flora Anna Kiiauer, born, 

August 6, 1875; married. 
Miller E. Badger, reside 
at Mifflinburg, Pa., with 
children, Merian Harriet, 
born, October 16, 1899, and 
Geo. Marvin^ born, Feb- 
mary 18, 1900. 

(8) William Clyde Knauer, bom, 

May 10, 1879. 
110. (4) Levi, born, July 27, 1820; died, January 15, 

1893, aged 72; married, Margaret Weaver, 
bom, March 17, 1831 ; died, January 16, 1880, 
(daughter of Michael Henry Weaver and 
Phebe Townsend). They had seven children: 

(1) Margaret Sabella, bom, March 6, 

1848 ; died, March 31, 1850. 

(2) Allen Franklin, bom, May 1, 1850; 

married, December 11, 1873, Anna 
Catherine Meixel, bom, April 1, 


T4 Pawlino GENBALoay. . 

1853; (daughter of Elam Meixel 
and Hannah Biehl). They had two 
children: Clement, bom, September 
13, 1874, and Florence Margaret, 
born, March 16, 1876; died, October 
1, 1894. 

(3) Jefferson Samuel, born, December 13, 

1854 ; married, March 7, 1895, Mary 
Moyer, born, February 9, 1863, 
(daughter of William Moyer and 
Sarah C. Hilbish), have one child, 
William Moyer Pawling, born, No- 
vember 30, 1899. 

(4) Malinda Jane, born, November 14, 

1859; married, October 17, 1893, 
Matthew Eobert Brown. 

(5) Nora Elizabeth, bom, October 27, 

1861 ; died, March 18, 1863. 

(6) Ida, born, Febmary 13, 1864; died, 

March 10, 1884. 

(7) Annie, born, August 15, 1867; died, 

July 20, 1887. 
111. (6) John, born, October 21, 1822; died, September 

9, 1900, aged 77 years; married, March 19, 
1850, Barbara Ann Gemberling, born, March 
31, 1831; died, March 5, 1875. They had 
nine children: 

(1) West William, born, March 6, 1851; 

died, September 8, 1855. 

(2) Sarah Elizabeth, bom, September 22, 

1852; married, January 15, 1880, 
Jeremiah Aurand, born, January 23, 
1852, (son of Elias Aurand^ and 
Elizabeth Mitchel). They have one 
son Harry Pawling Aurand, born, 
October 1, 1884. 

Pawling Genealogy. ^5 

(3) Ohristopber Gemberling, born August 

26, 1864, removed to Portland, 

(4) Mary Louisa, bom, September 19, 

1856 ; married, February 3, 1880, B. 
Frank Keiser, bom, January 30, 
1846, (son of Jacob Keiser and 
Elizabeth Flick). They had four 
children: James L. Keiser, bom, 
August 14, 1881; George 0. Keiser, 
born, June 26, 1886; John Eoy 
Keiser, bom, May 9, 1889; Bertha 
A. E. Keiser, born, June 5, 1896. 

(5) Emma Francis, born, March 24, 1859; 

married, September 21, 1886, Allen 
S. Snyder, born, April 14, 1861. 
Children: John E. Snyder, bom, 
April 1, 1890; William L. Snyder, 
born, September 20, 1891. 

(6) Catharine Jane, born. May 9, 1861; 

married, F. Lynn Smith. 

(7) Bertha Ann, born, August 22, 1863; 

married, February 6, 1890, Eeuben 
Daniel Moyer, born, February 28, 

(8) Alice Kezetta, born, September 14, 

1867 ; married, Henry A. Danowsky, 
born, April 22, 1864. Children: 
William Frederick Danowsky, born, 
August 9, 1862; Lloyd Lewis Da- 
nowsky, born, October 2, 1894 ; John 
Pawling Danowsky, born, November 
12, 1896; Edward Augustus Da- 
nowsky, born, February 12, 1899; 
Charles Christopher Danowsky, 

76 Pawling Genealogy. 

born, December 8, 1900; died, May 
6, 1902. 

(9) Malinda Rebecca, bom, December 22, 
1869; married, George Chester 
Reedy, Children: Dessie May 
Reedy, born, August 23, 1891; Or- 
pha Pawling Reedy, born, March 30, 
1898; Naomi Pawling Reedy, bom 
March 30, 1898 ; Rachel Reedy, bom, 
September 15, 1901. 

112. (6) Jane Elizabeth, bom, June 15, 1825; died, Octo- 

ber 1, 1856; married, February 11, 1845, (1) 
Frederick Schoch; died, August 7, 1845, no 
issue; married, October 23, 1849, (2) Lewis 
Gemberling; bom. May 2, 1825. Children: 
Mary Ellen (Jemberling, born, April 11, 
1853; died. May, 1905; married, Jan- 
uary, 1874, Rev. W. W. Clouser, born, 
June 25, 1842. Children: 

Elsie Rozaltha Clouser, born, Novem- 
ber 14, 1877; Minnie Abigail Clouser, 
bom, September 18, 1881; Augustine 
Ignatius Clouser, born, August 20, 

113. (7) Samuel Benjamin, born, September 14, 1828; 

died, December 12, 1894, aged 66 years. 

Married (1) Leah Hoffman, died, Febru- 
ary 11, 1855; child, James Calvin, bom, 
November 8, 1853 ; died, May 29, 1855. 

Married (2) Sarah Jane Marshall, born, 
January 12, 1832; died. May 21, 1865, 
children : 

(1) James Marshall Pawling, born, 
July 21, 1857; married, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1884, Mary C. Lahr, 

Pawling Genealogy. 77 

bom, February 20, 1863, had 
7 children: 

(1) Edna Lahr, bom, De- 

cember 25, 1884. 

(2) Clara Jane, born, Feb- 

mary 27, 1886. 

(3) Mary Alverna, born, 

May 4, 1887. 

(4) Harold Marshall, born, 

August 26, 1889. 

(5) Foster Samuel, born, 

July 8, 1891; died, 
September 23, 1892. 

(6) Paul Justin, bom, Jan- 

uary 6, 1894. 

(7) Warren John, bom, No- 

vember 24, 1895. 

(2) Elizabeth Jane, born, September 

11, 1868 ; died, June 28, 1890 ; 
married, March 13, 1890^ 
Charles F. Dennis ; no issue. 

(3) Samuel Albert, bom February 3, 

1860 ; died, April 28, 1875. 

(4) Sarah Agnes, bom, July 4, 1862; 

died. May 27, 1865. 

(5) John Curry, bom, February 8, 

1865 ; died, June 11, 1865. 
Married (3) Hester Ann Long, born, Sep- 
tember 9, 1826 ; died, July 7, 1905, chil- 

(1) Harry Jackson Pawling, bom, 

Febmary 25, 1867. 

(2) West Clyde Pawling, bom, Feb- 

mary 20, 1870; died, January 
10, 1895; married, Ella Bohr; 
child, Sapiuel H. 


78 Pawling Gekealogy. 

114. (8) Sebecca, bom, December 25, 1830 ; married, Jan- 
uary 14, 1851, James Biehl, bom, March 17, 
1829, (son of Gideon Biehl and Margaret 
Drebelbis; had 3 children: 

(1) Sadie E. Biehl, bom, September 7, 

1852; died, March 28, 1902; mar- 
ried, January 30, 1873, Israel T. 
Buhl, bom, August 27, 1850; chil- 
dr enij 

(1) Leona Biehl, bom, March 22,"^ 

(2) Hellen Biehl, bom. May 30, 
1889. ' j 

(2) Jefferson Pawling Biehl, bom, Jan- I 
uary 29, 1857; married, December i 
12, 1884, Carrie Davenport, bom, / 
December 19, 1864; children two:X 

^1) James Buhl, bom, August 
11, 1877; married, August 
6, 1902, Jennie Ervin, 
(daughter of Eob^t Ervin 
and Mary Fisher). 

(2) Jennie Buhl, bom, August 
22, 1880 ; married, Decem- 
ber 4, 1902, William Jacob 
Erdley, (son of Geo. F. 
Erdley and B e b e c c a 

(3) Gideon Theodore Biehl, born, Decem- 
ber 22, 1862; married, January 29, 
1885, Annie May Brown, bom, De- 
cember 8, 1863 ; had two children : 

(1) Susan Bebecca Biehl, bom, 
October 17, 1886. 

(2) Harry Biehl, born, August 
26, 1893. 

Pawling Genealoot. 79 

115. (9) Angeline, born, September 22, 1834; died, Jan- 
uary 20, 1896, aged 61 years; married, No- 
vember 25, 1856, Benjamin Ulrich, bom, Au- 
gust 28, 1827; died, December 28, 1898; chil- 

(1) Rebecca Jane Ulrich, bom, April 14, 

1856; died May 20, 1893; married. 
May 14, 1878, John Seiber; died, 
September 14, 1903, aged 57 years, 
children : 

(1) Annie Seiber, bom, 1880. 

(2) Samuel Seiber, born, 1882. 

(3) Artie Seiber, bom, 1888. 

(4) John Seiber, bom, 1893. 

(5) Rebecca Seiber, born, 1893; 

died, November 18, 1894. 

(2) Jerome Ulrich, born, June 22, 1860; 

married, Sallie Erdley, born, August 
4, 1869; children: 

(1) Nettie Verdilla Ulrich, born, 

September 4, 1889. 

(2) Florence Margaret Ulrich, 

born, December 8, 1901. 

(3) Irvin Ulrich, bom, November 13, 

1862; died, Febmary 18, 1891; mar- 
ried, Nora V. Romig ; had one child : 
Irvin Ulrich, born, July 2, 1891. 

(4) Benjamin Ulrich, born, June 8, 1865; 

died, January 21, 1903; married, 
Kate L. Hershey, born, July 16, 
1873; had one child: 
Benjamin Hershey Ulrich, died, 
May 25, 1902. 

(6) Samuel James Ulrich, removed to 
Lewistown, Pa. 

80 Pawling Genealogy. 

(6) William Ulrich, bom January 11, 
1871; died. May 12, 1876. 

116. (10) Charles Woodling, born, May 31, 1837; died, 

May 16, 1881, aged 44 years; married Lydia 
Long, born, October 22, 1837 ; died. May 28, 
1898 ; children : 

(1) Cora E. Pawling, born, November 12, 

1859; died, March 10, 1881. 

(2) Charles Woodling Pawling, bom, Jan- 

uary 7, 1861 ; died, July 21, 1885. 

(This whole family is buried at 
Allenwood, Pa.) 

117. (11) Lewis Evans, bom, December 10, 1839; mar- 

ried, Amanda Diana Schoch, bom, June 1, 
1844, (daughter of Emmanuel Schoch and 
Susanna Kline, who was the daughter of John 
Kline and Magdalena Miller) . They had six 
children : 

(1) Albert Schoch Pawling, born, Decem- 

ber 16, 1863 ; married, December 29, 

1887, Rachel Ann Gundy, bom, Jan- 

^ uary 6, 1866, (daughter of Samuel 

FoUmer Gundy and Susanna High, 
who was the daughter of Isaac High 
and Elizabeth Leiser) ; child, Harry 
Gundy Pawling, bom, November 12- 

(2) Infant, died young. 

(3) Samuel James Pawling, bom, June 24, 

1866 ; died November 19, 1900, aged 
34 years; married, March 10, 1898, 
Harriet Richter, bom, August 26, 
1871 ; no issue. 

(4) Emanuel Edgar Pawling, born, Sep- 

tember 6, 1870; married, April 20, 
1896, Alice Lyon Mench (daughter 

Pawling Genealogy. 81 

of Melancthon Mench and Jennie 
Graff), they have two children: 

(1) Lewis Evans Pawling, born, 

October 30, 1901. 

(2) Helen Pawling, born, De- 

cember 14, 1904. 

(5) Susan Alice Pawling, bom, June 27, 


(6) Delia Elizabeth Pawling, born, Octo- 

ber 30, 1875; died. May 7, 1901, 
aged 25; unmarried. 

In making my conclusion, I do so, knowing I have not 
made a complete record of the family in America, but 
knowing the uncertainty of time, I thank God for the pres- 
ent privilege to put in a readable form what I had desired 
to know, when I was a boy. I desire here to note some 
things I have found in my research that may help some one 
in the future. I have not traced the descendants of Henry 
Pawling, No. 65, but some trace of that family still exists. 

The following clipping will show some other descendants, 
and it is probable some of this Pawling tract extended over 
the Schuylkill river as these are in Chester county : 


She Gave Land for Valley Forge Memorial Chapel. 

Special Despatch to "The Press,*' 

NoBEiSTOWN, Deo. 29, 1904. — ^Mr&. I. Heston Todd, of Port 
Kennedy, died to-night, after a short illness, from pneumonia. 

Mrs. Todd was a daughter of the late H. D. W. Pawling, of 
King of Prussia. She is survived by her husband, two stepsons, 
Charles and John Todd, her sister, Ellen, widow of George Schall, 
and Miss May Pawling, and one brother, former Recorder of Deeds 
George W. Pawling. 

- Mrs. Todd donated the land upon which the monument to Major 
John Waterman was erected at Valley Forge, and she also gave 


82 Pawling Genealogy. 

the land for the new WaBhington memorial chapel, which the 
£}piscopal Church is erecting on the Valley Forge camp ground. 

A Levi Pawling was a member of the Fifteenth Congress 
from Pennsylvania, in 1817-19. And at West Chester, 
Pa., I find Levi Pawling appointed assignee in 1828. 
Some of the descendants of Samuel L., now living at Elims- 
port and Watsontown, Pa., and Benjamin, No. 91, spell 
their name Pauling, but you will notice in John's Will of 
1733, it is Pawling and he likely wrote it as his father did. 

The following branch I trace from Isaac Pawling, whose 
father I do not know, bom 1759, died May 27, 1822, mar- 
ried Barbara Wampole, bom 1759, died 1815, both are 
buried at Hopeville M. E. Church four miles from Coates- 
ville. Pa. He died intestate in 1822 of W. Marlboro Chester 
County, Pa., record is at West Chester, Pa., and names 
following children: 1. Nathan; 2. Isaac; 3. Abraham, mar- 
ried Mary Hoskins; 4. Issachar; 5. Joseph; 6. Morgan; 7. 
Elizabeth; 8. Mary; 9 Rebecca. Elizabeth Pawling, No. 
7, married Abner Vobil, Jan. 18, 1798 and had children — 
Ruth, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Mary, James and Levi. Elizabeth 
the 3rd child married William K. Butler and had children 
— Anna E., Emma, Richard and Samuel. Anna E. But- 
ler married Joseph C. Boyd, April 22, 1863, reside at Dan- 
ville, Pa., and have children — D. Montgomery, and Emma 
N., who married Dr. J. M. Gemmill, Oct. 28, 1886. 

Mr. George Pawling and his son William, of West Phila- 
delphia, are descendant from Issachar, No. 4. 

Nathan Pawling, No. 1, married (1) Priscella Thomas, 
had children 1. Mary; married Thomas Graham and had 
children — John and Isaac, reside in Philadelphia; 2. 
Elizabeth married Stephen Leanny, had children — Han- 
nah, Mary, Anna, Isaac, John and Nathan C. ; 3. Hannah 
married Daniel Stump; 4. Isaac Miles, bom March 3, 
1810, married Mary Ann Foreman, born March 23, 1821, 
resided at Paoli, Pa. ; 5. Morgan, was first child of second 

Pawling Genealogy. 88 

wife (Margaret Leanny)^ had children: Mary^ Ann and 
Mason; 6. Nathan, bom March 27, 1825, died March 22, 
1890, married December 14, 1848, Mary Jane JefEriee, 
had children (1) Clara Alvalet, born December 22, 1851, 
died May 5, 1868, (2) Morgan Pawling, bom October 16, 
1862; married S. Annie Frock; reside at Paoli, Pa.; have 
children, Clara Eva, Clarence (died), Grace Lydia and 
Herbert Morgan. 

The following is from Governor Pennypacker^s Annals 
of Phoenixville, p. 279. 


"This family, many of the branches of which are still 
in the neighborhood, were very influential during the colo- 
nial era and are probably descended from Henry Pawling, 
to whom Penn granted 1,000 acres of land before leaving 
England. They settled at a very early period in Provi- 
dence Township, then Philadelphia County, now Montgom- 
ery County. Isaac Pawling was a Warden of St. James' 
Church, at Evansburg, Montgomery County, in 1721. 
Henry Pawling, Sr., resided on the Wethervill farm, oppo- 
site Valley Forge, in 1734, where he owned 500 acres and 
at the same time his son owned 1,200 acres in Perkiomen 
Township. The latter, in 1747, was elected captain of a 
company of Associators. In 1761 he was appointed one of 
the commissioners for improving the navigation of the 
Schuylkill river, to which position, John Pawling was sub- 
stituted in 1773. In 1761 Henry had charge of a company 
of 50 or 60 carpenters, masons and laborers who went to 
Wyoming and there built ten houses and prepared plant- 
ing ground for the friendly Indians. One of this party was 
killed and scalped by hostile Indians. Pawling was ab- 
sent 22 days and received of compensation £16 10s. He 
was for many years a Justice of the Peace of Philadelphia 
County, and was elected to the Assembly in 1764-74. 

Henry Pawling, Jr., was appointed one of the commis- 

84 Pawling Genealogy. 

sioners for laying out the boundaries and locating the 
county seat and public buildings of Montgomery County, 
in 1784. Nathan Pawling was elected sheriff of Montgom- 
ery County in 1795.^^ 

It pained me very much to learn of the slavery, but they 
came from a section of country that was right in the heart 
of it. But when I investigate, I find it existed much longer 
in other sections. I have re^d a copy of the will of George 
Washington, found in Astor Library in New York City, 
made at Mt. Vernon, Va., the 9th day of July, 1790. Item 
2, states, "Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and 
desire that all the slaves which I hold in my own right shall 
receive their freedom." In the 3rd item he mentions, "33 
negroes purchased on my account from my wife's brother, 
(Bartholomew Dandridge, deceased), estate on the 1st day 
of October, 1795, etc." At one place he gives a reason for 
not freeing them till his wife's death. I am glad, that this 
is blotted out. 


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