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Randolph— Pangburn 

William Pangburn and His 
Wife Hannah Fitz Randolph 

Their Ancestry and Descendants 

1 620 1 909 

Published by 

The Pangburn Society 

o f Allegheny County 


19 9 





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Made by 
The Werner Company 
Akron, Ohio and Pittsburgh 



To all those in whose hearts dwell the Spirit of 
Veneration and of Parental Love. 


THE compiler of this record has fully realized the 
responsibility imposed on him. He has made no 
statements that have not been fully verified, and for 
the satisfaction of the critical reader, even at the risk of 
being tedious through repetition, has quoted fully from 
many authorities both of early and later date. 

In this research he has had the help of many willing 
hands. Old family registers that had been apparently 
lost were again brought to light, and modern ones copied 
for his use. That a few have not done so, and that in 
some instances they have been destroyed by fire and acci- 
dent, that the record is not complete in every line, can 
only be regretted. 

To Mr. Lines Pangburn of Brown County, Ohio, the 
last link between the past and the present, our people are 
especially indebted. Through him have lived many of the 
traditions of the past, and by him are preserved the relics 
that point back to the old home in New Jersey. 

Should this little book, the record of a worthy ances- 
try, bring them again to mind, and arouse in the heart of 
the reader a desire to live up to the high standard of 
those who have gone before, the writer will be well repaid. 

C. P. McClure. 



" Men may come, and men may go, but I go on forever." 

THE following genealogical record represents but a 
small section of that continuous stream, which 
reaches back to the Beginning and will run on to the 

Ancestry, like posterity, branches out into many lines 
of descent, and it would be fruitless to attempt to follow 
them very far. 

But this much has been done, incomplete though the 
record be, a foundation has been laid, upon which, the 
present and future generations of this branch of the 
Pangburn family can build, if they care to do so. 

The credit for this work is mainly due to Mr. C. P. 
McClure of Bunola, Pa., who first suggested it, and whose 
labor and researches have put it in form, and added much 
to our knowledge of our progenitors. 

Having had some share in gathering together the ma- 
terial, I think it fitting that I should write this introduc- 

Lines Pangburn. 

Chapter I. 


Origin of the Name. A Brief Review 
of its Early Associations. 

THE family Randolph becomes of record and has been 
prominent in both English and Scottish history 
almost from the days of William the Conqueror; 
that the family is of Norman origin is conclusively proven 
by numerous historical references. 

A certain modern writer in his essay on family names 
says in his opening paragraph : " Now that we all have 
surnames we are apt to forget that it was not always so. 
We cannot easily realize the time when John, Thomas 
and Andrew, Mary and Abigail, were each satisfied with 
a single name, nor reflect that the use of two is not a 
refinement dating from an obscure and unknown anti- 
quity, but quite within the reach of record and history." 

When the Normans conquered England in 1066 the 
surname as we understand it, scarcely had an existence ; 
and with the invaders, though they have been lauded as 
the chivalry and refinement of the age, the distinguishing 
name was derived from the title, from the name of his 
estates, or from some peculiarity of person, and was sub- 
ject to change and variation in succeeding generations. 


' Randolph," as we now spell it, seems to belong to 
the later class of names ; but should the shade of the old 
Viking pirate Hrolf, or Rolf, return, he would hardly 
recognize his name in its modern dress. It came to Eng- 
land in the more amplified forms of Ranulph, Radulph, 
etc., and in the diminutive, or monosyllable form of Rauf, 
the modern Ralph. 

In the old Latin records of England, the forms are 
Ranulfus, Radulfus, and other variations of spelling; and 
yet the antiquarian, historian, and authorities on her- 
aldry, agree that these are the forms that have crystal- 
lized into the family name Randolph. 

Like many other names of foreign origin the mean- 
ing is obscure ; a very plausible suggestion is that it comes 
from Harulf, Hraudulf, Hroarulf, that is, high, red, or 
fierce wolf. 

The Norman prefix " Fitz," meaning son of, in some 
instances became a part of the surname — hence the family 
name of Fitz Randolph. 

The rise, and we might add, the decline and fall of 
the Randolphs would fill a volume ; and has no place in 
this little book which is designed only as a tribute of 
remembrance to our more humble, though no less worthy 
American ancestors. However a few facts, or what have 
been accepted as facts for centuries, briefly stated, seem 
to have a place here. 

When William the Norman parceled out among his 
followers the lands of the conquered Saxon, and consti- 
tuted a new order of English nobility, he gave an immense 


domain in the north of England to Allen of Brittany, with 
the title of Duke of Richmond. One of the " Honors of 
Richmond " bestowed by the great Duke, was to his 
brother Ribald, of estates in Yorkshire. The first Lord 
of Middleham. Died about 1131. His eldest son was 
Ranulph or Randolph, the second Lord of Middleham, 
who married Agatha a daughter of the first Robert de 
Bruis, or Bruce. Their son and heir was Lord Robert 
Fitz Randolph. He was the builder of Middleham Castle, 
afterwards enlarged by the Nevills, and which remains 
today as one of the most noted ruins of feudal England. 
We turn aside now to the family of Bruce, which as 
we have noted, was one of the heads of the Fitz Randolph 

" Early in the 13th century many of the noble Anglo 
Norman families went to Scotland, and with few excep- 
tions they form the ancestors of the Scottish nobility, and 
of many of the most distinguished families among the 
gentry ; a fact so well known that it is useless to bring 
proof of it" (Scotts Scotland). 

The first Robert de Bruis, a follower of William the 
Conqueror, was rewarded by the gift of many manors, 
chiefly in Yorkshire. His son (or grandson) the second 
Robert, received from David the First of Scotland the 
Lordship of Annandale and gave his allegiance to the 
Scottish King. From him was descended (1274-1329) 
King Robert Bruce the hero of Scottish history, and who 
with his nephew Thomas Randolph, and the " good " 
James Douglass form the immortal trio in the cause of 


Scottish liberty. From the ancient document, the " Rag- 
man Roll," we have the following: — 

Thomas Randolph, soldier 1291 

Thomas Alius Randolph 1291 

John Fitz Randolph, Fifeshire 1296 

John Fitz Randolph, Roxboroughshire 1296 

One of these names doubtless refers to the Randolph 

who married Isabel a sister of King Robert Bruce, and 

whose son was Sir Thomas Randolph the Scottish patriot, 

Earl of Moray 1313, after the death of Bruce Regent of 

Scotland. Died 1332.* 

Alas for earthly glory. In Scotland, the once proud 
name of Randolph is known no more. Its titles have 
lapsed or have passed to others, and the very name has 
almost passed away. 

The Randolphs of England have been more numerous 
and wide spread than the Fitz Randolphs, although as 
we are led to believe, of a common origin. Fitz Ran- 
dolph, seems to have crystallized into a fixed surname 
in the descendants of ' Robert the Castle Builder " of 

Much of the glory of the name was lost, when through 
female succession their title and Baronial possessions 
passed to other names ; when their blood mingled with 

*Thomas Jefferson in his autobiography in speaking of his mother's 
ancestry (Randolph) says: "They trace their pedigree far back in Eng- 
land and Scotland. In England it connects with the Warwickshire Ran- 
dolphs, and in Scotland with Sir Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, 
whose mother was Isabel, a sister of King Robert Bruce." The extrav- 
agance of the assertion disappears when we remember that the head 
of the family of Bruce of Scotland was also one of the ancestors of the 
Randolphs. The heritage of Jefferson, then, is common to probably 
every Randolph and Fitz Randolph in America. 


that of Percy, united with that of Neville.* They were 
shorn of political power in the wars of royal succession, 
when the Knights of the Red Rose of Lancaster went 
down on the fatal field of Towton, when the great Charter 
was ignored, and when England stepped backward to 
the autocracy of old King John. Still at Spennithorne 
in Yorkshire, they continued to occupy a portion of their 
ancient heritage, and from those we are led to believe, 
came the Fitz Randolphs of Nottingham, where as plain 
country gentry they occupied their lands for several gen- 


It is a remarkable fact that two American gentlemen, 
one of New York City and the other of eastern New 
Jersey, both descended from the pioneer of this name in 
New England, in an independent research into their an- 
cient ancestral lines, have reached practically the same 
conclusions, namely : — that in Edward Fitz Randolph 
of Langton Hall, Nottinghamshire, the first and only 
progenitor of the American branch of the family, who 

*Randolph Fitz Randolph, the fifth Lord of Middleham, married 
Anastasia, a daughter of William, Lord Percy ; their oldest daughter, 
Mary, Lady of Middleham, married Robert de Neville, Lord of Raby. 

When we consider the prominence, the wealth and power, of their 
posterity,— their potency for good — and for evil — this union has scarely 
a parallel in the history of England. Of their descendants were not only 
the Dukes of Westmoreland, the great Earl of Salisbury, and his more 
famous son, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, but through intermarriage 
their blood was carried into the royal line ; entering through Richard 
Duke of York (who married Cicely Neville a sister of the Earl of Salis- 
bury) was carried down through the Plantagenet, Tudor, and Stuart lines. 
A certain historian remarks : — " Nearly every royal family of Europe can 
trace its descent from the same noble and beautiful lady, called ' The 
Rose of Raby.' " 

For a fuller statement of the above the reader is referred to " Fitz 
Randolph Traditions." 


came to Plymouth Colony in 1630, we have a scion of 
the Lords of Middlcham of the twelfth century. 

Catholics they were, but, as we have reason to believe 
of the type of Wycliff, who would have even the plow- 
boy read his Bible in his native tongue. Communicants 
of the Church of Henry VIII.. yes, for imprisonment and 
confiscation of property was the alternative ; yet right 
in their county of Nottingham, at the little town of 
Scrooby, rose the first organization that totally threw off 
all allegiance to the State Church of England, and went to 
a foreign land to enjoy that freedom of conscience that 
was denied them at home. 

Puritans of Massachusetts, yes and remained so until 
the most liberal policy of the Old Colony was dominated 
by the greater settlement of Massachusetts Bay, when 
they again took up their pilgrimage to a land where entire 
freedom of conscience was assured, there to perpetuate 
a new order of nobility, not founded on title or power, 
nor wealth, but on real moral worth. 

Are these conclusions correct? Let the reader judge. 

Chapter II. 






OUR knowledge of the family through the centuries 
that have passed is mainly due to the forethought 
of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph of Princeton, New 
Jersey, who about 1750 wrote in his journal and family 
register, not only of his ancestry and family history, but 
made notes of current events that are of great interest 
at the present time. This journal is very fully quoted 
from in " The History of Princeton and its Institutions " 
by John F. Hageman, and published at Princeton in 1878. 
The author says in regard to this record, that he was per- 
mitted to use it by Mrs. Charles Steadman, a descendant 
of Fitz Randolph, in whose possession it then was. 
Several copies of the record have since been made, and 
the writer has had the satisfaction of having his data 
compared and made to conform to that given by Mr. Fitz 

" Edward Fitz Randolph came with his parents when 
a lad from Nottinghamshire in old England to New Eng- 


land in 1630, and lived at Barnstable, Massachusetts. 
There he married a wife whose maiden name was Blos- 
som. Her parents had fled from persecution in Eng- 
land in about 1620. They put into Holland and she was 
born there." 

" Edward Fitz Randolph had six children, the young- 
est of whom was Benjamin, who came to Piscataway, 
New Jersey, about 1668 and about 1696 came to Prince- 
ton, where he bought lands of Richard Stockton, about 
100 acres embracing the ground where the college now 
stands, and as early as 1704 he bought the Mrs. Potter 
farm, and before 1709 he bought of the Stockton tract 
that portion then unsold between Bayard and Wither- 
spoon streets, on the north side of Main Street." 

The following genealogical data not only confirms 
the traditional narrative of Mr. Fitz Randolph but adds 
much to our knowledge of our early ancestors. 



Charles Henry Pope — 1900. 


Mr. Edward Fitz Randolph came from Notting- 
hamshire, England; settled at Scituate : property 1636; 
admitted to Church 14 May. Hi.'.; ; freeman 4 Sept., 1638. 
He went to Barnstable in 1639. He married 10 May, 


1637 Elizabeth Blossom, who was admitted to Church 
27 Aug. 1643. Had children:— 

Nathaniel Born , died young. 

Nathaniel (No. 2) Born about 1642. (Married 

Mary daughter of Jos. Hoi- 

Mary Born Oct. 6, 1644. 

Hannah Baptized June 2, 1650. (Mar- 
ried Jasper Taylor.) 

Mary (No. 2) Born May, 1651. 

John Baptized, June 2, 1652. 

John (No. 2) Born Oct. 7, 1653. 

Joseph Born Mar. 1, 1656. 

Thomas Born Aug. 16, 1659. 

Hope Born Apr. 2, 1661. 


First Settlers of Barnstable. 

Copied From The Original Records By 
Mr. David Hamilton. 



Hannah Born April, 1649. 

Mary Born May, 1651. 


John Born Oct. 7, 1653. 

Joseph Born Mar. 1, 1656. 

Thomas Born Aug. 16, 1659. 

Hope Born April 2, 1661. 

Benjamin Born April 4, 1663. 

Admitted after 1660 and before 1700:— 

Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, married Mary Holley 
daughter of Jos. Holley, Feb. 1662. Children — 

John Born Nov. 1, 1662. 

Isaac Born Dec. 7, 1664. 

Hannah Fitz Randolph, married 6 Nov. 1668, Jasper 
Taylor. Children : — John, Mercy, Hope, Seth, Eleanor 
and Jasper. 



Dexter- 1907. 

Blossom, Thomas : From Cambridge ; George 
Rogers, student when matriculated in Leyden University 
Oct. 27, 1609 lived with him. Gave power of attorney to 
wife Ann, Mar. 12, 1610, to sell houses in Cambridge, 
England. Buried child Ann in St. Peters April 12, 1610. 
Then lived in Preterskerkhof.* Wrote to William 
Bradford at Plymouth, New England, Nov. 30, 1625. 
Wrote to same Dec. 15, 1625. Came to New England 

*A large building with an enclosed court purchased by Pastor Robin- 
son and three others, when they went to Leyden in 1609. 

The church met for worship in this house, and some of the company 
seem to hare built houses within the court. 


with wife and two sons in 1629. Ann, wife of Thomas, 
inherited by will of mothers' father certain houses in 
Cambridge, England, and records power of attorney to 
sell them, especially two in St. Giles Parish, Mar. 12, 


Deacon Thomas Blossom and his son were well 
known as of Pastor Robinson's flock at Leyden. They 
returned moreover to Holland from Plymouth, England 
(when they gave up the voyage) via London. 

The father went to New Plymouth ten years later, 
the son dying before that time. Letter dated at Leyden, 
Dec. 15, 1625, he says: — " God hath taken away my son 
who was with us in the ship (Mayflower) when I went 
back again." 



James Savage, Past President 
Mass. Historical Society. 1860. 

Thomas Blossom, one of the Pilgrims from Leyden 
to Plymouth, but being of the Speedwell was disappointed 
of passage on the Mayflower from England, and soon 
went back to encourage emigration of the residue. A 
son who came and returned with him died before Dec. 


1625 and two other children had been born in the interval. 
(See a good letter from him to Gov. Bradford in Youngs* 
Chron. of the Pilgrims.) He came again in 1629, perhaps 
on the Mayflower, if the beloved name would attract the 
few from Leyden, when the larger part of the fellow 
voyagers with Higgenson were bound for Salem. 

Was Deacon, and died after short possession of the 
land of promise in the summer of 1633. Princes Annals. 
P. 437 of Edit. 1826. 

His widow Ann married 17 Oct. of that year Henry 
Rowley, and his daughter Elizabeth married, 1637, 
Edward Fitz Randolph. A son Thomas, of Plymouth, 
married 18 June, 1645, Sarah, a daughter of Thomas 
Ewer of Charlestown and had Sarah, and Thomas. 
Was living at Barnstable 1643, was drowned at Neucett 
while exploring, 22 Apr. 1650. 

A son Peter of Barnstable married 4 June, 1663 
Sarah Bodfish and had: — 

Mercy Born 9, Apr. 1664, died young. 

Thomas Born 20, Dec. 1667. 

Samuel Born 1669, died young. 

Joseph Born 10, Dec. 1673. 

Thankful Born 1675. 

Mercy (No. 2) Born Aug. 1678. 

Jabez Born 16, Feb. 1680. 

After collecting and arranging the foregoing data of 
these, our remote ancestors, the writer was pleased to 


learn that he had not been alone in this line of research, 
by the publication under the auspices of the New Jersey 
Hist. Society, of that unique work " Fitz Randolph Tra- 
ditions, A Story of a Thousand Years " by Lewis V. F. 
Randolph of New Jersey — 1907. He traces the family 
of Edward Fitz Randolph far into the dim and distant 
past ; but we will only note in this connection that he 
was one of the younger sons of Edward Fitz Randolph 
of Langton Hall, Nottinghamshire, that the records of 
the Parish Church at Sutton-in-Ashfield give the date of 
his baptism 17, July, 1607. 

As to the impelling influence that induced our first 
American ancestor to leave his English home and cast his 
lot with the little colony at Plymouth, Mr. Randolph 
says : —  

" In considering the fact of Edward Fitz Randolph's 
emigration to Massachusetts, the question arises as to 
the particular impelling motive for a departure so radi- 

A certain aggregation of notes or memoranda, occa- 
sionally spoken of as Nathaniel Fitz Randolph's Record 
(made probably in the second generation following the 
arrival of the Pilgrims) indicate that young Edward's 
father came with him to the New World. 

Supposing this statement to be correct, we ask, Why 
did they come? There is hardly more than one answer 
that could be given to such a question. Not long after- 
wards, divers persons came (from the Old World to 
the New) simply to better their fortunes, and such as 
these have continued to come ever since, and increasing 
in numbers ; but aside perhaps from the sufferings of 


their family under Tudor rule, still fresh and harrowing 
to the recollection, there was practically but one influ- 
ence guiding the Fitz Randolph steps, and it was the 
same influence that guided the steps of all American 
Immigrants of the first three decades of the seventeenth 
century, and that was Religion. It was the settled pur- 
pose to enjoy liberty of conscience and an untrammeled 
communion with the Heavenly Father that determined 
these sturdy citizens of the British Motherland to seek a 
land (though of a climate of doubtful hospitality) in 
which might be established a broader and freer citizen- 
ship.* This earlier immigration included not a few per- 
sons in whom high principle and piety were united with 
a good degree of education and social position, as well 
as of ability and courage. It is true that of those who 
fled from, or struggled with, prelatical power and kingly 
oppression, many were of the lower social rank ; but com- 
mingled with these, and holding fraternal relations with 
them, were English gentlemen whose blood had de- 
scended for centuries from titled families. 

If we were disposed to proceed on a line of thought 
and theory growing out of the emigration of the Fitz 
Randolphs we would have no difficulty in associating 
earlier religious developments of this family. We have 
seen how for many hundreds of years their religious 
character and loyalty had sustained and continued. From 
the days of the Norman Conquest and afterwards 
through the ages that followed, the Fitz Randolphs had 

'It will be borne in mind that the Stuarts had succeeded the Tudors 
and had fairly out-Tudored the Tudors in forcing the state religion, as 
established by Henry VIII. alike on the old Catholics of Yorkshire and 
on the Presbyterians of Scotland. 


generously and even lavishly contributed to the Chris- 
tian causes and charities, established monasteries, 
churches, and hospitals without pause or stint. In the 
fourteenth century it would appear that this family was 
socially and otherwise identified with the great movement 
toward religious freedom which eventuated in the publi- 
cation of the Wycliffe Bible. Wycliffe was under the 
protection of John of Gaunt, whose descendants were the 
kings of the House of Lancaster, and also of the Earl 
of Northumberland, Lord Henry Percy, a devoted Lan- 
casterian ; so the Lancasterians were inclined to be Lol- 
lards, or advocates of Bible reading, and were opposed 
to extreme papal power and practices. 

The Lollard leaven was ever at work, and to the 
thoughtful student of history it will appear that the open 
Bible, as opposed to priestly bigotry and restriction, found 
friends in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries amongst 
the intelligent and thoughtful members of the powerful 
families of Britain ; and the seed thus sown developed 
afterwards not so much indeed in the breaking away of 
the English Church from Roman Catholicism as in the 
more significant separation from the established church 
in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in which last 
separation even many thoughtful and conscionetious 
members of noble families participated. These are facts 
which fit naturally with the emigration to America of 
families of the Fitz Randolph type ; and it is hardly possi- 
ble to avoid the surmise and the inference that the mak- 
ing of common cause by the men of patrician blood 
with the plain people who had come to the point of sacri- 
ficing their all in the cause of an Open Bible, was in keep- 


ing with the traditions of a noble line whose ancestors 
in the fourteenth century had supported the outspoken 
father of religious liberty. John Wycliffe. 

As a resume of the foregoing genealogical data, the 
following is quoted from Mr. Randolph's work : — 

" Young Edward, the emigrant, kept in close touch 
with the advanced religious thought of those with whom 
he had embarked his fortune and his life. Sometime fol- 
lowing the formation of a non-conformist religious soci- 
ety and the establishment of a regular pastorate of the 
same, Edward joined this society or church. 

Its pastor was Rev. John Lothrop, who came to 
Massachusetts a little later than young Edward, and who 
was an earnest preacher of those days, having been pastor 
for eight years of a non-conformist society, worshiping 
secretly in London. Upon his meetings being discovered 
in 1632, in London, preacher and parishoners were im- 
prisoned for something more than two years. They were 
released upon Mr. Lothrop's pledging himself to leave 
the Kingdom. 

So soon as the prison doors were opened for him, he 
embarked (in the year 1634) in the ship " Griffin " accom- 
panied by thirty of his parishoners. They settled at Scit- 
uate, and established a church there January 18, 1635. 

The following quaint entries in the original style and 
orthography of Pastor Lothrop himself are copied from 
his church register : — 

Edward Fittsrandolfe 
May 10, 1637 
Elizabeth Blossome. 


Edward Fitz Surrandolph 
joyned church May 14, 1637 

Our Brother Fittsrendolfe 

wife joyned August 27, 1643 


Incidentally it will be noted that here in the hand 
writing of a preacher, and a leader of men, are several 
new and distinct ways of spelling the old Norse name, 
which for eight hundred years prior to Pastor Lothrop's 
Records was undergoing numerous odd and curious 
changes in the course of the centuries, and yet was always 
susceptible of being traced and identified and even kept 
in line of historical narrative. 

The Pilgrim, Edward, became very soon a factor of 
importance. He was a man of substance as well as of 
character. Mr. Leonard quotes from Pastor Lothrop's 
diary the statement that " Master Fitsrandolphe " built 
a house in Scituate during 1636 ; and it appears that he 
sold his property there in 1639 and moved to Barnstable 
with his minister and twenty-five townsmen. Here he 
built another home on an eight acre lot and lived in it 
till 1649, when he sold it (and three other town lots) 
and removed to his farm in West Barnstable, a tract of 
143 acres. This he occupied for twenty years, when he 
sold out and moved with his family to Piscataway, New 
Jersey. This important change seems to have been 
brought about (like that from England) by a desire for 
ampler religious freedom. The augmenting restrictions 
and exactions of Puritan rule in New England seemed 
oppressive and unscriptural to a considerable body of 


excellent men and women, who longed for a larger liberty 
of thought. Religious freedom, complete and unstinted, 
was promised to new settlers by the New jersey Proprie- 
tors, and this constituted the chief lure to the pious Pil- 


We now arrive at a point in this history and line of 
traditions at which some especial consideration should 
be given to an alliance with another branch of Pilgrim 

In the ages gone by the Fitz Randolphs were from 
time to time exceedingly fortunate in their marriages, 
gathering increase of strength, character, and standing, as 
well as wealth, from a number of these alliances. It may 
safely be said, however, that in no instance of this sort 
did greater advantage accrue to him who made the con- 
tract than was gained by the young Edward who in 
May, 1637, at Scituate, Mass., married Elizabeth, the 
daughter of Thomas and Anne Blossom. 

Elizabeth Blossom was born in Leyden, Holland, of 
pious Pilgrim parentage, about the year 1620. Her 
father, Thomas Blossom, was a prominent member of 
Rev. John Robinson's church from the time its members 
left Scrooby in Nottinghamshire, England. In the year 
1620 the "Mayflower" and the "Speedwell" were to 
sail as companion ships for America. The " Speed- 
well " was a little ship of sixty tons, which had been pur- 
chased and fitted out in Holland for the Pilgrim Congre- 
gation. She sailed July 26, 1620, from the port of Delft- 
haven, about twenty-four miles from Leyden, for South- 
ampton in England, where the " Mayflower " for a week 
had been waiting with a partial list of passengers from 


London. It was found that the little " Speedwell " 
needed repairs before putting out to sea. Repairs were 
made at considerable expense and delay. The two vessels 
then set sail for their long voyage, but the " Speedwell " 
proved leaky and both vessels put into Dartmouth for 
further repairs. Then once more they sailed together 
and progressed some three hundred miles westward from 
Lands End, where the Captain of the " Speedwell " com- 
plained further of his boats unseaworthiness. Again the 
two vessels turned back, this time putting into Plymouth 
harbor, and here it was decided to dismiss the " Speed- 
well " after a redistribution of passengers and cargo. 
Referring to this event, Gov. Bradford wrote: — "So, 
after they had took out such provisions as the other ship 
could stow, and concluded what number and what per- 
sons should go back, they made another sad departing, 
the little ship (the 'Speedwell') going to London, and 
the other (the ' Mayflower ') proceeding on her voyage." 

This grievous and discouraging work was performed 
by September 6, 1620, and eighteen persons returned in 
the " Speedwell " to Leyden by way of London, where 
the leaky boat was sold. 

Among those returning was Thomas Blossom with 
his little family. He, with a few other leading Pilgrims, 
accompanied the despondent passengers back to their 
church friends in Holland. Here he remained with Pas- 
tor Robinson, who continued to shepherd the flock until 
such time as the Society was able to send over to Amer- 
ica others of the congregation. 

Two such embarkments took place prior to the death 
of the pious old preacher in 1625, and the remaining 


members embarked in subsequent voyages about 1630. 
The ship " Fortune " in November, 1621, brought over 
twenty members of the church besides children ; and in 
August, 1623, the " Ann " and " Little James " carried 
sixty more church members in addition to children. 

The Pilgrim church in Leyden and its transported 
membership at New Plymouth in America, continued as 
one body. The branch in the New World never chose a 
pastor so long as Pastor Robinson was living. During the 
interim Elder Brewster presided over the spiritual con- 
cerns of the struggling congregation at Cape Cod until 
1629. He had been one of the foremost pioneers in the 
Nottinghamshire movements in England, which resulted 
in establishing the " Separatists " Society in 1607. From 
1589 to September, 1607, he had been postmaster at 
Scrooby by appointment from Sir Thomas Randolph, 
Comptroller of all Her Majesty's Posts. 

After Pastor Robinson died, in 1625, Thomas Blossom 
wrote sorrowfully to Governor Bradford of this event 
and of the distress of the church, and strenuous efforts 
were put forth by the Pilgrim congregation to bring over 
to America the remainder of the parent Society at Ley- 
den.* So soon as they were able to arrange payment of 
their obligations to the organized " Adventurers " in 

*See Young's Chronicles, pp. 480-3. Thomas Blossom's letter to 
the Governor is dated at Leyden, Dec. 15, 1625. Its closing lines are 
as below : —  

" I commend you to the keeping of the Lord, desiring, if He see 
it good (and that I might be serviceable unto the business) that I were 
with you. God hath taken away my son that was with me in the ship, 
when I came back again ; I have only two children, which were born since 
I left you. Fare you well." 

One of these children was Elizabeth, destined wife of Edward Fitz 


England, and buy out their interest in the Pilgrim colony 
in New England, they began to bring over the remainder 
of the brethren though at great cost, sacrifice and anxiety. 

" Thomas Blossom came over to Plymouth, probably 
in 1629, and was chosen Deacon of the church. Brad- 
ford speaks of him as one of our ' ancient friends in Hol- 
land.' The church records describe him as ' a holy man 
and experienced saint.' He died in the summer of 1633 " 
(Plymouth Ch. Rec. 1. 42., and Prince's Annals P. 437.) 

On May 1, 1629, six vessels left the shores of England 
with a passenger list which included the bulk of the Ley- 
den congregation, all bound for New England. One of 
these ships appears to have been the famous :< May- 
flower " ; and included among its passengers were Pastor 
Robinson's widow and children ; and it is believed that 
Thomas Blossom and his family were also among the 
passengers of this same vessel. It is certain that they 
came over in 1629. 

He was one of the first Deacons of the Pilgrim Church 
in Plymouth after his arrival in the Colony, and continued 
in that office so long as he lived. After the death of 
Deacon Blossom, in 1633, his widow joined the church at 
Scituate. In 1639 the family moved with Pastor Loth- 
rop from Scituate to Barnstable. Edward Fitz Randolph 
had joined the church in 1637 at Scituate. His wife (as 
has been seen) joined it half a dozen years later at Barn- 
stable. She attained the age of ninety-three in her later 
home in New Jersey. The aroma of a fine Christian 
character has ever surrounded the memory of this blessed 
and venerated woman. Her children and her children's 
children for many generations have risen up to call her 


blessed. She came with her family from Massachusetts 
to New Jersey in 1669 ; and near the spot where the 
peaceful Raritan finds the sea, her soul went out to the 
Eternal and Divine Peace." 

Below we give the closing numbers of a condensed 
review as given by Mr. Randolph. 

(24) " Christopher Fitz Randolph (son of Ran- 
dolph, fifth son of Duke of Westmoreland).* Married 
Joan, daughter and heiress of Cuthbert Langton of Lang- 
ton Hall. Died 1588. 

(.25) "Edward Fitz Randolph of Langton Hall. 
With whom was found, and in whom was confirmed by 
the ' Visitation ' of 1614 the Fitz Randolph Arms, sub- 
stantially as borne by the Lords of Middleham and by the 
Spennithorne branch of Fitz Randolph. Died probably 
about 1635." 

(26) "Edward Fitz Randolph-Pilgrim. Married 
May 10, 1637. at Scituate, Mass., to Elizabeth Blossom, 
daughter of Thomas and Anne Blossom, moved to Pist- 
cataway, New Jersey, 1669. Died 1675." 

•While it is possible that the exact line of descent to the family 
in Nottingham, as given by Mr. Randolph may not be entirely accepted 
without question, yet, that the Nottinghamshire Fitz Randolphs from 
whom came Edward the Pilgrim, were descended from the ancient and 
noble family of Yorkshire seems to be proven beyond a doubt. 

Chapter III. 


AS we have already noted, Edward Fitz Randolph 
and his family left their Massachusetts home in 
1669, and settled in East Jersey, near the mouth 
of the Raritan river, where he purchased from the Pro- 
prietary a large tract of land. Several of his older sons 
also taking up lands in their own right at the same 
time. At the time of his death in 1675 his land had not 
been surveyed as we learn from the following memoran- 
dum on file at the office of the Proprietors of East Jersey, 
at Perth Amboy. 

" Ano 1676, 21 March, A warrant to lay out for the 
widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Fitz Randolph, within the bounds 
of Piscataway, in right of herself, her husband, and three 
sons, John, Joseph, and Thomas, 300 Acres of upland and 
meadow in proportion etc." 

The survey of these lands in seven different tracts 
is only of interest in showing their location on the Rari- 
tan river. 


In 1685 she deeds lands to her sons Joseph, Thomas, 
anl Benjamin. This indicates that the mother had been 
acting as guardian for her minor children. 

Several of the Fitz Randolph families made East Jer- 
sey their home for many generations. But Benjamin in 
a few years moved to the site of the present town of 
Princeton. That he was a man of thrift and enterprise 
is evident. Our knowledge of his family is entirely due 
to the records left by his son Nathaniel Fitz Randolph 
of Princeton. 

Adopting now the genealogical form, we will attempt 
to trace our ancestral line. 

Benjamin Fitz Randolph, youngest son of Edward 
Fitz Randolph and his wife Elizabeth, born in Massachu- 
setts, April 4, 1663, came with other members of the 
family to Piscataway, New Jersey, in 1669 ; came to 
Princeton about 1696, where he died Oct. 5, 1746 " aged 
eighty-three and one half years." 

He married, first, 1689, Sarah Dennis, who died at 
Princeton Nov. 22, 1732. By this marriage was born the 
following children : — 

I. Sarah Fitz Randolph Born April 14, 

1691. Died young. 

II. Grace Fitz Randolph Born July 25, 1692. 

Died aged 12 years. 


III. Ruth Fitz Randolph Born April 8, 1695. 

Died Sept, 25, 1780. 
Married first, Feb. 
6, 1711, Edward 
Harrison of 
Griggstown, and 
afterwards in 1720, 
John Snowden of 
Philadelphia. She 
h a d t w o children 
by her first mar- 
riage, and four by 
the second. 

IV. Hope Fitz Randolph Born at Piscataway 

Feb. 12, 1696. Died 
Aug. 1711. Mar- 
ried Nov. 27, 1718, 
Henry Davis, and 
had seven children. 

V. Benjamin Fitz Randolph. .. .Born in Princeton, 

Apr. 2 4, 16 9 9. 
Died Jan. 17 5 8. 
Married March 10, 
1727, Elizabeth 
Pridemore and had 
three children. 


VI. Isaac Fitz Randolph Born in Princeton 

Apr. 10, 1701. Died 
May 13, 175 0. 
Married first, Nov. 
28, 1728, Rebecca 
Seabrook who died 
March 2 5, 17 4 4, 
and afterwards, 
Feb. 17, 17 45, 
Hannah Lee Wil- 
son. He had nine 
c h i 1 d r e n by the 
first marriage and 
two by the second. 

VII. Nathaniel Fitz Randolph Born in Princeton 

Nov. 11, 1703. 

VIII. Grace (2nd) Fitz Randolph. Born Oct 5, 1706. 

Died Feb. 26, 1786. 
Married June 26, 
172 8, Stephen 
Johns of Maiden- 
head, (now Law- 
renceville) and had 
seven children. 

IX. Elizabeth Fitz Randolph Born Dec. 31, 1708. 

Died Oct. 4, 1759. 
Married Mar. 11, 
1730, Ephraim 
Manning and had 
two children. 


He married, second, May 14, 1733, Margaret Robert- 
son (died 1747) and had two children. 

X. Mary Fitz Randolph Born April 4, 1734 

XL Margaret Fitz Randolph .... Born Nov. 7,1736 

VII. Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, the seventh of the 
children of Benjamin Fitz Randolph and his wife Sarah 
Dennis, was born in Princeton, New Jersey, Nov. 11, 
1703. He married, Oct. 20, 1729, Rebecca Mershone, 
born March 10, 1711. They were the parents of four- 
teen children. 

1 Eunice Fitz Randolph Born Nov. 10, 

1730,died in North 
Carolina May 28, 
1759. Married Sep. 
4, 1 7 51, Gresham 
Hunt and had three 

2 Sarah Fitz Randolph Born April 26, 

1732, died April 3, 
1759. Married Aug. 
1753, Thomas Nor- 
ris, and had four 

3 Ann Fitz Randolph Born May 7, 1734, 

Married Mar. 16, 
17 5 7, Paul Fitz 
Randolph and had 
thirteen children. 


4 Ruth Fitz Randolph Born Jan. 4, 1735, 

married Feb. 4, 
17 6 1 Christopher 
Shilliman and had 
seven children. 

5 Job Fitz Randolph Born Nov. 6, 1737, 

died Apr. 11, 1760. 
during the epidemic 
of smallpox at 

6 Abigail Fitz Randolph Born Oct. 18, 1739. 

Married Thomas 
Shilliman and had 
three children. 

7 Samuel Fitz Randolph Born May 2, 1741. 

Married Mar. 6, 
1762, Amy Edwards 
and had five chil- 

8 Rachael Fitz Randolph Born Jan. 31, 1742. 

Married Mar. 18, 
1764 Thomas Weth- 
erill and had seven 

9 Hannah Fitz Randolph Born Jan. 20, 1744, 

died Oct. 7, 1746. 


10 Hannah (2nd) Fitz Randolph .. Born Jan. 5, 1746, 

and died in Brown 
County, Ohio, June 
11, 1835. Married 
at Cranbury church 
Dec. 10, 1770, Wil- 
liam Pangburn. 

11 John Fitz Randolph Born Apr. 4, 1749. 

Married Feb. 9, 
1775, Elizabeth 

12 Rebecca Fitz Randolph Born Jan. 19, 1750. 

Married Mar. 24, 
1771, James Perrine 
and had seven chil- 

13 Nathaniel Fitz Randolph Born May 2 4, 

1753, died Sept. 16, 


14 Elizabeth Fitz Randolph " Born in my brick 

house near Prince- 
ton " Feb. 15, 1757, 
died Sept, 6, 1757. 

Nathaniel Fitz Randolph was a large land owner in 
and about Princeton, and one of its prominent citizens. 
To him, perhaps more than to any other person the city 
of Princeton is indebted for the great university located 
there. A number of other locations for the college of 
New Jersey were considered. New Brunswick was more 


favored than any other site by the Trustees, but Fitz 
Randolph by his energy fulfilled the monetary require- 
ments for the location of the college, where others failed, 
and won the prize. The following from the minutes of 
the Board of Trustees is of interest in this connection. 

" Trenton, May 15, 1751, Voted that New Brunswick 
be ye Place for the Building of the College, provided 
the inhabitants of sd Place, agree with the Trustees upon 
the following Terms, Vis: — That they secure to the Col- 
lege a Thousand Pounds proc. Money, ten acres of land 
contiguous to the College, and two hundred acres of 
Wood Land the furthest part of it to not be more than 
three miles distant from the town : or such a Quantity 
of Wood Land as the Trustees of the College shall judge 
equivalent to two hundred Acres of Wood Land offered 
to be given by some gentlemen of Prince Town." 

The citizens of New Brunswick having failed to com- 
ply with the terms imposed by the Board, at the next 
meeting it was voted Sept. 27, 1752 : — 

" That the College be fixed at Princeton upon condi- 
tion that the inhabitants of sd place secure to the Trus- 
tees that two Hundred Acres of Woodland, and that ten 
Acres of Cleared Land which Mr. Sergent viewed ; and 
also one Thousand Pounds proc. Money." 

We note as an item of interest in this connection 
that as a memorial to Mr. Fitz Randolph a magnificent 
fence and gate-way has been erected (1905) in front of 
what was the original campus donated by Fitz Randolph. 
' The Fitz Randolph Gate-way " however, was through 
a bequest from one of his descendants. 






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The following from Nathaniel Fitz Randolph's Journal 
as quoted by Hageman in his history of Princeton : — 
under date of Dec. 28, 1758: — "Princeton first named 
at the raising of the first house built there by James 
Leonard, A. D. 1724. Whitehead Leonard the first Child 
born at Princeton 1725." Under the same date he 
rehearses what he did for the college under its first 
Charter : — 

' When it was first reported that Hamilton, our 
Deputy Governor, had granted a Charter for a College 
to be erected somewhere in New Jersey, and twelve 
Trustees appointed, I was the first man who proposed 
to set subscriptions on foot for this town ; also I was the 
first man that drew a subscription for that purpose and 
the first man that rode to obtain subscriptions, and did 
obtain five hundred pounds under the first Charter." 

The first charter was granted Oct. 22, 1746. The 
new Charter by Gov. Belcher, Sept. 14, 1748. He 
records his services to the college when located at Prince- 
ton as follows : — " I also gave four acres and one-half 
of land to set the college on and twenty pounds, besides 
time and expenses for several years together — but 
whereas I did sign but three acres in the subscription, so 
I took a receipt of some of the Trustees only for three 
acres of land to answer the subscription ; and although 
the consideration mentioned in the deed I gave for the 
College lands is 150 Pounds, I never did receive one 
penny for it. This was only to confirm the title." 

The total amount of land donated by Fitz Randolph 
to the college was about ten acres. The date of the deed 
as given in the journal is Jan. 25, 1753. 

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" July 29, 1754 Joseph Morrow set a man first to 
begin to dig the college cellar." 

" Sept. 19, 1754 the corner-stone of the New Jersey 
College was laid, in the north-westerly corner of the 
cellar, by Thomas Leonard, Esq., John Stockton, Esq., 
John Horner, Esq., Mr. Wra. Worth the Mason that 
built the stone and brick work of the college, myself, 
and many others." 

" November, 1755, the roof of the College was raised 
by Robert Smith the carpenter that built the timber work 
of the College." 

The writer here wishes to acknowledge his indebted- 
ness in these early researches, to his friend and col- 
league Mr. J. Sutton Wall of Harrisburgh, Pa. " The 
keeping of such a Journal in these early days," he says, 
" indicates a man of no ordinary intellect and foresight, 
and what a mine of valuable information that old journal 
must contain. It leaves no doubt of the important part 
he took in founding that great college of the present day, 
which ought to have been called Randolph instead of 
the obscure name of Princeton." 

Of the later years of the life of Nathaniel Fitz Ran- 
dolph we have but little information. He has had no 
biographer and in fact was forgotten for almost a cen- 
tury by his native town. His own records, and contem- 
porary notices of him. seem to have been preserved more 
by accident than design, and only in recent years have 
been brought to light. 

That he should be an ardent champion for the cause 
of liberty in the war for independence, would only be liv- 
ing up to the family traditions ; but we could hardly 


expect one who had reached his three score and ten years 
to take an active part in the conflict. But after the army 
had withdrawn to other points, when the country left 
without protection was overrun and plundered by bands 
of Tory refugees, whose outrages would have put to 
shame the painted savage, then, forgetting his years, he 
joined his distressed people in the protection of their 
property and their homes. For some account of the serv- 
ices of Capt. Fitz Randolph and his little band of vol- 
unteers the reader is referred to the Archives of New 
Jersey, 2nd Series-1906. 

The following from the New Jersey Gazette, Tren- 
ton: — 

" We learn that the Legislature of this state has ord- 
ered a genteel sword to be presented to Capt. Nathaniel 
Randolph in consideration of his merit and services." 

Col. James Ross Snowden, Director of the U. S. Mint 
at Philadelphia, 1853-1861, in his " Biographies of the 
Directors of the U. S. Mint," says that his maternal great 
grandfather was Nathaniel Fitz Randolph of Prince- 
ton, who served in the Revolutionary war, being known 
as " Fighting Nat Randolph," and was presented with 
a sword by the legislature of New Jersey. 

The date of his death is not known, but it seems that 
he was still living at least as late as 1786, that being the 
latest date appearing on his record. Both he and his 
wife are believed to have been buried in the family burial 
ground, now a part of the college campus. The burial 
place had been forgotten. The knowledge of it came 
from a map of the Fitz Randolph property which has 
been preserved. The location is between Nassau Street 

and the " Class of ' 77 ' Dormitory, near the burial 
ground of the First Presbyterian Church.* Princeton 
has reared many monuments to her illustrious dead ; 
but somewhere in that classic ground sleeps another, per- 
haps in an unknown grave, than whom none was more 
worthy of her honor. 

A few words as to the Fitz Randolph family in gen- 
eral, though not of our ancestral line, seems in place here. 

They were prominent residents of Old Monmouth and 
Ocean Counties, prominent in business and patriots in 
our wars for independence. The following is quoted 
from the genealogical appendix of a " History of Mon- 
mouth and Ocean Counties " published by Edwin Salter 
in 1890:— 

" Reuben F., Benjamin F., and Joseph F. Randolph 
owned lands in Stafford Township as early as 1762. 
Reuben F. Randolph was Captain of the Militia in Staf- 
ford during the Revolution. 

James F. Randolph was a prominent business man 
of Toms River during the early part of the Revolution, 
owning saw-mills, etc. The late Judge Job F. Randolph 
of Barnegat it is said, was a son of Thomas F. Randolph 
who died at the advanced age of 98 years." 

*In April 1909, while excavating for the new Sage Dormitory, the 
workmen encroached on a portion of the Fitz Randolph burial ground, 
and the remains of three bodies were uncovered. One of these is believed 
to be that of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. 

The remains were reintered and a special tablet will be placed, 
commemorative of Mr. Fitz Randolph, and his services in the founding 
of Princeton University. 

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" The ancient name of the family was Fitz Randolph, 
for which reason the descendants retain the letter " F " 
as the initial letter of a middle name." 

" The ancestor of the family was Edward Fitz Ran- 
dolph who came from England in 1630 while a lad."* 

*The often quoted statement that " Edward Fitz Randolph came to 
New England with his parents while a lad," cannot be sustained by the 
evidences of later research. He was at least 23 years of age in 1630, 
and there is nothing to indicate that his parents ever came to America. 

Chapter IV. 


A tradition that obtains in many branches of this 
family makes the family of Welsh origin. While 
this may be true, still in all probability they came 
to America from England. 

The early assessment lists of Rhode Island give the 
name. Edwin Salter says that the Pangburns came to 
New Jersey from New Town, Long Island, where the 
name appears from 1675 to 1683. 

It is a fact that quite a colony of English did settle 
on western Long Island under the protection of the 
Dutch Government as early as 1643, and founded the 
town of Gravesend, etc. : — These were mainly from 
Massachusetts and made up of those who differed in 
religious mode from the " Established Church," and left 
to escape the religious intolerance and persecution then 
being enforced by the rulers of that colony. 

The name has several variations in spelling, as: — 
Pangborn, Pangborne, Pangburn, etc. The village in 
Berks County, or Shire, England, is " Pangbourne " of 
which the above are evidently corruptions. 

Stephen Pangburn, the oldest known ancestor, was 
in 1774 a resident of "The south end of Perth-Amboy, 


County of Middlesex, Province of New Jersey." He 
died in the spring of 1778. His will on file at Trenton 
is given in full : — 

Liber 20, Vol. 4, Page 243. 

In the name of God Amen. This 16th day of Octo- 
ber A. D. 1774, I, Stephen Pangburn of the south end 
of Perth-Amboy, County of Middlesex, Province of 
New Jersey, Yeoman, calling to mind the mortality of 
the body, and being in perfect mind and memory, do 
make and ordain this my last will and testament. 

In the first place I recommend my soul to Almighty 
God, expecting life and salvation by the merits of Jesus 
Christ the only Savior. 

And touching such worldly estate which God has 
given me in this life, I dispose of it all in the following 
manner and form : 

In the first place, here I give unto my beloved wife 
Anna Pangburn one bed and furniture, and one cow, also 
the services of my negro boy called Lester during her 
natural life. And again, I give unto my oldest son called 
Lines Pangburn, 30 bushels of rye as pay on balance of 
all accounts between us. 

Again, I order all my estate, both personal and real, 
said negro boy Lester excepted, and the above legacies 
excepted, to be sold at the discretion of my executor 
hereafter named, and my funeral charges and all other 
just debts by them to be paid out of the moneys arising 
from said estate. All the overplus or remainder of my 

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estate to be divided into four equal parts. One fourth 
part I give unto my said wife Anna; another one fourth 
part I give unto my eldest son Lines Pangburn ; another 
one fourth part I give unto my youngest son William 
Pangburn ; and the other one fourth part I give unto my 
only daughter Rebecca Johnson. 

And after the death of my said wife Anna I order 
said negro boy Lester to be sold and the money arising 
therefrom to be equally divided amongst my said three 
children. Lines, William, and Rebecca, or their heirs. 
And all and every legacy herein given is given to them 
respectively, to each one of them, their heirs and assigns 

I order that my executor speedily after my decease 
make sale of my estate, movables especially, and pay all 
debts and legacies within one full year if it can be done. 

Lastly I appoint my trusty friend Robt. Montgomery 
of Upper Freehold the sole executor of this my last will 
and testament. 

Signed, sealed, published and pronounced and declared 
by the said Stephen Pangburn to be his last will and 


In the presence of 

Thomas Morford 
William Vance 
Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. 

Pro. June 16, 1778. 


Of Stephen Pangburn we have but little information. 
The following from Edwin Salter's history we believe 
refers to him : — 

" Stephen Pangburn was a land and mill owner in 
old Dover Township 1750-60 and thereabouts." " Ridge- 
ways saw-mill appears to have originally been built by 
James Hepburn and Stephen Pangburn before 1757." 

Stephen Pangburn, born , died 1778. 

Married Anna and had three children: — 

1 Lines Pangburn Married Anna . 

2 William Pangburn . . Married Hannah Fitz Randolph 

3 Rebecca Pangburn. . .Married Johnson.* 

1. — Lines Pangburn. In Lines Pangburn, the eldest 
son of Stephen and Anna Pangburn, we first find the 
name that has held the first place in the Pangburn genea- 
logy to the present times. It was in all probability the 
family name of his mother. 

The tradition of his patriotic services and tragic death 
is still retained, and was rehearsed to the writer by his 
namesake, Mr. Lines Pangburn of Ripley, Ohio. 

Lines Pangburn was a resident of Stafford Township, 
Monmouth County, before the Revolutionary war. He 
helped to organize the first Baptist society at Manna- 
hawkin, Aug. 25, 1770, and he was made a delegate to 
the Baptist Association the following year. 

*Rebecca Pangburn Johnson afterwards married in New Jersey, Jon- 
athan Quick. They came to Allegheny County, Pa., about 1789 and 
purchased lands in (now) Forward Township, which they owned for 
many years. 


From Edwin Salter's history we find under the head 
of " Mannahawkin in the Revolution " : — " Probably 
no place in Old Monmouth furnished a greater number 
of men in proportion to the population than did Manna- 
hawkin. Captain Reuben F. Randolph with his heroic 
band of militia was very active in guarding against Tory 
outrages at home as well as abroad. Among those who 
nobly stood by him, besides his own sons, Thomas and 
Job, were the ancestors of many well known families now 
residing in the village, among whom may be named the 
Cranes, Bennetts, Johnsons, Pangburns, Browns, Leets, 
Haywards, Pauls and others." Captain Randolph's com- 
pany was called the " Fifth Company of Monmouth." 
Then follows a roster of the company in which the name 
of Lines Pangburn appears as a private. 


Reuben F. Randolph, Captain. 

Nathaniel Crane, Lieutentant. 

James Marsh, Ensign. 

Michael Bennett Thomas Johnson 

Jeremiah Bennett David Jones 

Samuel Bennett Thomas Kelson 

Israel Bennington Phillip Palmer, Jr. 

Joseph Brown, 1st. Benjamin P. Pearson 

Joseph Brown 2nd. Benjamin Paul 

Joseph Camburn Enoch Read 

Thomas Chamberlain Job Randolph 

William Casselman Thomas Randolph 


Luke Courtney David Smith 

Seth Crane Joseph Soper 

Amos Cuffee Zachariah Southard 

David Howell Jeremy Sutton 

David Johnson Lines Pangburn 

Sylvester Tilton 

Our author says: — "As the names of these heroic 
men should be preserved as far as possible, and espe- 
cially by their decendants, we give the list of such as 
far as we have ascertained." 

Captain Randolph and his heroic band, just previous 
to the battle of Monmouth, marched on foot to join 
Washington's forces beyond Freehold, but were inter- 
cepted by General Morgan's forces at Shumars Mills, and 
were prevented from engaging in that battle. 

General Washington had stationed Morgan at that 
place with positive orders not to move without further 
orders from him. 

After the war the widow of Lines Pangburn applied 
to the Court at Freehold for relief, and the following is 
a copy of the record in the clerk's office : — 

" To the Honorable Court of Quarter Sessions to be 
holden in and for the County of Monmouth. Whereas 
Lines Pangburn, a militia man, an inhabitant of Stafford, 
under Command of Joseph Randolph, who was shot dead 
as he stood on guard by a party of Refugees, on the 
thirty-first day of December, 1780, in the presence of 
Sylvester Tilton (who was shot through at the same 
time) and Reuben Randolph both being sworn and 


affirmed before me Amos Pharo, say the above facts are 



" Now the widow of him the deceased by the name of 
Ann Pangburn prays your honor may give her some aid 
for her support as she is blind and in low circumstances." 

The court allowed her half pay.* 

2. — William Pangburn, the second son of Stephen 
and Anna Pangburn, was born in New Jersey probably 
about 1744. Traditions say that he also was a soldier of. 
the Revolution, and this is confirmed by the military 
records of New Jersey. 

In the " Official Roster of Officers and Men of New 
Jersey in the Revolutionary War," page 710, is given 
both William Pangburn of Middlesex, and Lines Pang- 
burn of Monmouth, " killed at Mannahawkin." 

He married Dec. 30, 1770, Hannah Fitz Randolph of 
Princeton, a daughter of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph and his 
wife Rebecca, born at Princeton, January 5, 1746, died 
at the home of her son Samuel Pangburn. Brown County, 
Ohio, June 11, 1835, and is buried at Red Oak cemetery. 

$     * 

Red Oak Presbyterian church is situated on the head- 

*The tradition is that Lines Pangburn was ambushed ftnd assasinated 
by Tory sympathizers, — Bushwhackers, as they were called during the 
Civil War. The tradition is fully supported by the record. There is 
however a discrepancy of dates as to the skirmish at Manahawkin and 
the death of Lines Pangburn. The official roster of " Officers and men 
of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War " gives the date Dec. 30, 1781. 
The court record is Dec. 31, 1780. We have followed the sworn to 
statement in the court record. 





waters of Red Oak Creek, five miles north of Ripley, 
Ohio. It was the privilege of the writer, in company with 
Mr. Lines Pangburn, to visit this sacred spot a few years 
ago. On the road we passed the fine farm with its 
substantial brick mansion, formerly the home of Samuel 
Pangburn and his family, and where his venerated mother 
passed away. The burial ground at the church is one of 
the oldest in that vicinity. It is enclosed by a substantial 
stone wall, and while it has been abandoned as a place 
of interment it is still kept in good repair. We read 
from the lichen grown stone the inscription : — 

In Memory of 

Hannah Fitz Randolph, 

Consort of William Pangburn. 

A Native of Princeton, New Jersey. 

Died June 11, 1835. 

Aged 89 yrs., 6 mos., and 6 Days. 

" And can you remember her, Mr. Pangburn ?" 
" Yes, I was but a little boy, but I can tell you just how 
she looked. She was very slender and light in her old 
age. I have seen my father take her up in his arms as he 
would one of the children." 

What a bridge of time their united memories made : 
The war of Independence, when the scene of the conflict 
came almost to her own home, would seem as but yester- 
day to her. As a little girl she saw the gray walls of old 
Nassau Hall raised up, and knew that the crowning ambi- 
tion of her father's life had been realized. 

From her parents she had heard the story of the past, 
— leading back to the English home in the motherland. 


For, from what other source could come these traditions, 
traditions that in every case have proved to be facts. 

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Of William Pangburn we know very little indeed. 
He left New Jersey shortly after the death of his father 
in 1778 and came to western Pennsylvania. He lived for 
a short time in the " Jersey Settlement," now Forward 
Township, Allegheny County, Pa., and then moved on to 
the newly opened territory, now Mercer County, Pa., 
where we find him in 1788. In 1790 he had returned to 
Allegheny County. 

As he never was a land owner in Pennsylvania, it is 
more than probable that he followed mill building like 
his father before him, and moved about as his services 
were required. As it is well known, the Pangburns have 
been millwrights and coopers for several generations. 
The time and place of his death is not known. 

About 1815 several of his sons went to southern 
Ohio, and a few years later the mother, then a widow, 
and the other members of the family moved there, and 
to other points further west. 

They were the parents of eleven children, and taking 
each of these as the head of a family an attempt is now 
made to trace their genealogy to the present time. 

I. Nathaniel Pangburn . Died in infancy 1 
II. Stephen Pangburn.. .Born Nov. 9, 1771, f- Twins 
died 1797. J 

III. John Pangburn Born Mar. 15, 1773, died 

Oct. 1849. 

IV. William Pangburn. .. Born June 10, 1775, died 

May 26, 1853. 


V. Elizabeth Pangburn . Born 1777, died Aug. 8, 
VI. Abigail Pangburn... Born 1779. 

VII. Anna Pangburn Born Sept. 6, 1781. 

VIII. Lines Pangburn Born Sept. 13, 1783, died 

Sept. 28, 1863. 

IX. James Pangburn .... Born , died . 

X. Samuel Pangburn ... Born Mar. 20, 1788, died 
Sept. 15, 1849. 

XL Randolph Pangburn . Born , died 1863 or 



Chapter V. 

II. STEPHEN PANGBURN, (William-Stephen) 
oldest son of William Pangburn and Hannah Fitz Ran- 
dolph, born in Middlesex County, New Jersey, Nov. 9, 
1771, died in (now) Forward Township, Allegheny 
County, Pa., in 1797, and was buried at Taylor's grave- 
yard, Forward Township. It is said that the large willow 
tree that formerly stood in the north-east corner of the 
yard marked his grave ; that one of the funeral party 
planted his riding whip at the head of his grave. 

Stephen Pangburn married Nov. 10, 1793, Elizabeth 
a daughter of Walter and Alice (Applegate) Wall, pion- 
eer settlers from Monmouth County, New Jersey.* They 
had issue: — 

1. Isaac Pangburn 

2. John Pangburn 

♦Elizabeth Wall Pangburn married again Sept. 9, 1799, Job Egbert 
(born Dec. 17, 1778, died at Higgensport, Brown County, Ohio, Nov 9, 
1849). His wife died at Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, May 10, 
1850. The children by this marriage were: — 

Elizabeth Egbert Died young. 

William Egbert 

Walter Wall Egbert Born Oct. 21, 1809, died July 3, 1879. 

Rebecca Egbert Married — —  Ellis. 

Jackson Egbert 

Alice Egbert Married Stitt. 

Harriet Egbert Married Ellis. 

Lewis J. Egbert 

Gilbert Egbert 

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1. Isaac Pangburn, born January 4, 1794, died 
November 23, 1869. He married November 2, 1820, 
Susan, a daughter of John and Nancy Hill, born March 
5, 1802, died May 13, 1865. Both are buried at Currys' 
graveyard, Forward Township. 

A few years after the re-marriage of the mother, as 
noted above, Mr. Egbert and his family moved from Alle- 
gheny County to Mercer County, Pa., where they endured 
many privations and hardships incident to a new settle- 
ment. Some years later the Egbert family removed to 
Brown County, Ohio, but the two Pangburn boys returned 
to the vicinity of their old home to make their own way 
in the world. 

Isaac Pangburn learned the mill-wright trade with 
Amos Robins, and followed that occupation for many 
years. Later he bought the Robins mill and began oper- 
ating mills on his own account, and at the same time 
carrying on the building business. He built the Walker 
mill at Elizabeth and many others of the old time mills 
of Allegheny and Washington Counties. About 1822 he 
bought and completed the famous Pangburn mill near 
Lock No. 3 and carried on a very extensive milling and 
cooperage business there. He built a fine dwelling house 
there and the declining years of this worthy couple were 
passed in the enjoyment of a justly earned competence. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pangburn were among the initial mem- 
bers who organized the Baptist church at Elizabeth. Mr. 
Pangburn was one of the first board of deacons chosen 


and continued to hold that office as long as he lived. 
They had the following children : — 

Elizabeth Pangburn. . 

Stephen Pangburn. . .Born Feb. 10, 1823, died 

May 5, 1824. 
John Pangburn 
James Pangburn 
Nancy Pangburn 
Samuel Pangburn 
Margaret Pangburn 
Rebecca Pangburn. ... Born Sept. 26, 1834, died 

Feb. 13, 1854, unmarried. 
Isaac Pangburn Born July 6, 1837, died 

April 8, 1839. 
Noah H. Pangburn 
Cicero Pangburn Born Jan. 20, 1843, died 

Dec. 23, 1846. 

Elizabeth Pangburn, oldest daughter of Isaac 
Pangburn and Susan Hill Pangburn, was born Sept 13, 
1821 in the borough of Elizabeth, Pa., and died Nov. 
4, 1906, at the home of Noah H. Pangburn, Beaver Falls 
Pa. In her early life she was the promised wife of the 
Rev. Audley Calhoun, a talented young minister of the 
Presbyterian church, whose early death was lamented by 
all who knew him. Later in life she married John Storer, 
Esq., who died Feb. 6, 1879. Both are buried at Mount 
Pleasant cemetery, Westmoreland County, Pa. Mrs. 
Storer was in many respects a most remarkable woman. 
Cultivated and refined in her manner — the friend of 
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knew her. She retained her mental faculties almost to 
the end of her long life, and to her we are indebted for 
many incidents in the history of the family. 

John Pangburn, son of Isaac Pangburn and Susan 
Hill Pangburn was born April 5, 1824, died in the prime 
of life May 31, 1855, and is buried at Currys' graveyard. 
He married Feb. 26, 1846, Margaret, daughter of Owen 
and Elizabeth (Gillespie) Carmichael of this vicinity.* 
John Pangburn was a cooper by trade and worked for 
many years for his father in the shops of the Pangburn 
mill. Later he engaged in the saw-mill and lumber busi- 
ness at Elizabeth, and on the Youghiogheny river, where 
he died of fever as above stated. He was a splendid speci- 
men of that physical manhood, for which the past gen- 
erations of this family have been noted. 
He left the following children: — 

Sarah E. Pangburn .. Born Nov. 29, 1847, died 

Dec. 9, 1849. 
Martha B. Pangburn . Born July 12, 1850, married 

Aug. 16, 1877, M. M. Pres- 
cott of Pittsburgh. Resi- 
dents of Mil ford, Delaware. 
Edward H. Pangburn . Born Jan. 5, 1853. 
Susan Pangburn Born Jan. 7, 1856. 

*Margaret Carmichael Pangburn, widow of John Pangburn, remar- 
ried July 7, 1857, Harvey Hughs McClure, a son of James and Elizabeth 
(Applegate) McClure of this vicinity. He died Dec. 30, 1892, and is 
buried at the Elizabeth Cemetery. Margaret McClure died Jan. 13, 1907. 

By this marriage were born the following children : — 

Fannie McClure Born June 26, 1858, died June 30, 1890. 

John McClure Died young. 

James McClure Died young. 

Charles McClure Died young. 

O ra McClure Died young. 


Edward H. Pangburn, born Jan. 5, 1853, married 
Sept. 13, 1877, Sarah Matilda Weddell, born April 27, 
1855, a daughter of Jesse and Sarah J. (Weaver) Wed- 
dell of Westmoreland County, Pa. Mr. Pangburn is 
senior member of the Elizabeth Planing Mill and Table 
Company. They have the following children : — 

Jessie W. Pangburn .... Born July 9, 1879. 

John W. Pangburn Born Dec. 9, 1881. 

Margaret W. Pangburn . Born Jan. 24, 1887. 
Weaver W. Pangburn. . . Born May 15, 1889. 
Edward W. Pangburn. .Born Sept. 15, 1892. 

Susan Pangburn, born Jan. 7, 1856, married Nov. 
16, 1876, William Douglass, son of James and Martha 
Douglass of this vicinity. They had children : — 

Charles Douglass Born Dec. 14, 1877, died 

Sept. 13, 1905. 

Emma Douglass Born June 19, 1881, died 

May 12, 1886. 

Frank Douglass Born Oct. 12, 1887. 

Charles Douglass, born Dec. 14, 1877, died at Eliza- 
beth, Pa., Sept. 13, 1905, was married June 4, 1897 to 
Sarah Rupert. They had children: — 

Ora Douglass 
Jessie Douglass 
Margaret Douglass 
William Douglass 

James Pangburn, born April 2, 1826., died of fever 
contracted in the service during the Civil war, August 


1, 1865, and is buried at Currys' graveyard, Forward 
Township. He married Dec. 1, 1853, Martha, a daughter 
of Joseph and Eleanor (Canon) Findlay of Pittsburgh, 
born Oct. 8, 1835 ; died at Vanceville, Washington County, 
Pa., Aug. 9, 1897.* James Pangburn was for many years 
the head operative of the Pangburn mills. He and his 
brother Samuel were members of Company G., 101 Regt. 
Penn. Vol. Inf., from Jan. 1865 until discharged at the 
close of the war, and lived but a few days after being 
brought home. He was a man of superior attainments 
and ability and his death in the prime of life was mourned 
as a loss to every one who knew him. 

They had the following children : — 

Infant Daughter Born Aug. 27, 1854, died 

Aug. 28, 1854. 

Luella M. Pangburn Born March 30, 1856. 

Laura Pangburn .Born May 17, 1859. 

Elmer E. Pangburn .... Born June 3, 1861. 

Nancy Pangburn Born Oct 18, 1862, died 

Nov. 23, 1865. 

Luella M. Pangburn, born March 30, 1856, married 
Nov. 1, 1876, John Sitman Schumaker, born Nov. 21, 
1845, a son of Tobias and Elizabeth Schumaker, of 
Westmoreland County, Pa. 

*Martha Findlay Pangburn remarried Dec. 19, 1878, Joseph McDon- 
ough of Washington County, Pa. She is buried at Pigeon Creek Church, 
near Vanceville, Washington County, Pa. 


They had the following children : — 

Ada Elizabeth Schumaker 

Mary Laura Schumaker Born June 11, 

1879, died Oct. 

7, 1885. 
Charles Storer Schumaker Born Dec. 4, 


Martha Estella Schumaker Born March 5, 


James Tobias Schumaker Born Sept. 27, 

1883, died Oct. 

16, 1902. 
Henry Milligan Schumaker Born Jan. 3, 

1886, died Jan. 

19, 1886. 
Rebecca Olive Schumaker Born April 1, 

Don Cameron Schumaker Born Oct. 22, 

Elmer Pangburn Schumaker. .. .Born. April 18, 

Joseph McDonough Schumaker. Born Sept. 3, 


Ada Elizabeth Schumaker, born April 16, 1878., 
married May 30, 1900, I. L. Fiscus of Westmoreland 
County Pa. 

They have one child : — 

Merle Ross Fiscus Born Mar. 22, 1901. 

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Laura Pangburn, born May 17, 1859 ; married 
March 8, 1888, Edgar Messenger, born August 20, 1853, 
a son of John C. and Alary Messenger of Washington 
County, Pa. 

They had the following children: — 

Mabel Messenger. .Born Dec. 28, 1889, died July 

20, 1890. 
Luella Messenger. . Born Jan. 30, 1900. 

Elmer Ellsworth Pangburn, born June 3, 1861., 
married Sept 7, 1887, Annie M. Swagler, born Sept 15, 
1864, a daughter of Jacob and Julia Swagler of Washing- 
ton County, Pa. Elmer E. Pangburn has for a number 
of years been associated with Edward H. Pangburn in the 
lumber and building business at Elizabeth, Pa. 

They have a son: — 

James Alfred Pangburn Born Sept. 20, 1896. 

Nancy Pangburn, born Feb. 19, 1828, died Dec. 30, 
1905, married Nov. 19, 1846, James McClure, born Feb. 
22, 1822, died June 13, 1897, a son of James and Eliza- 
beth (Applegate) McClure of Forward Township, Alle- 
gheny County, Pa. 

They had the following children : — 
Cicero Pangburn McClure 
Elizabeth Gertrude McClure.. 

Susan Rebecca McClure Born July 9, 1853, 

died Oct. 31, 1854. 
Mary Ida McClure. 
Frank Storer McClure 


Cicero Pangburn McClure, born Nov. 6, 1847., mar- 
ried Oct. 28, 1868, Rebecca Olive Warren, born Oct. 28, 
1848, a daughter of David and Eliza (McGuire) Warren 
of that vicinity. They occupy the home farm. 

They have the following children : — 
Burt Warren McClure 
Violet Gertrude McClure 
James Harvey McClure 

Burt Warren McClure, born Dec. 20, 1871, married 
July 28, 1892, Bertha B. Shrader, a daughter of William 
and Eliza (Byers) Shrader of Elizabeth Township, Alle- 
gheny County, Pa. 

They have the following children : — 

Mary Eugenia McClure Born July 31, 1894. 

Burt Harold McClure Born July 23, 1897. 

Frederic Boyd McClure Born July 17, 1900. 

Elizabeth Gertrude McClure. .B o r n June 11, 

1907, died April 14, 

Violet Gertrude McClure, born Oct. 15, 1879, mar- 
ried Sept. 5, 1899, E. Roy Gardner, M. D., of Easton, Pa. 

They have a son : — 

Shannon McClure Gardner. Born April 29, 1901. 

James Harvey McClure, born Feb. 12, 1882, married 
June 14, 1906, Elva E. Hageman, born Jan. 29, 1883, of 
Belle Vernon, Pa. Residents of Clairton, Pa. 

Elizabeth Gertrude McClure, born May 1, 1850., 
married Nov. 16, 1871, Isaac Yohe of Monongahela, Pa. 











Mr. Yohe is the senior member of the firm of Yohe 
Brothers, contractors and builders. 

Mr. and Mrs. Yohe have traveled extensively, and 
both take a great interest in archaeology and kindred sub- 
jects, as well as the practical work of the present. 

Mary Ida McClure, born Dec. 16, 1864., died Jan. 
27, 1890. She was a young woman of more than ordin- 
ary ability, and her early death is sorrowfully remem- 
bered by all who knew her. 

Frank Storer McClure, born March 13, 1870, mar- 
ried June 15, 1898, Gertrude Pierce, born Oct. 22, 1873, a 
daughter of David and Eliza Pierce. Residents of For- 
ward Township, Allegheny County, Pa. 
They have the following children : — 

Gladys Elizabeth McClure.. .Born April 30,1899. 
Davida Olive McClure Born Feb. 12, 1906. 

Samuel Pangburn, born Feb. 21, 1830, married Jan. 
11, 1853, Elizabeth Egbert, born Aug. 23, 1836, died July 
7, 1893. She was a daughter of Walter W. and Eliza 
(Trunnel) Egbert, a grand-daughter of Job and Eliza- 
beth (Wall-Pangburn) Egbert, of Brown County, Ohio.* 

Mr. Pangburn for a number of years worked at the 
cooperage business with his brother John. Later he went 
to Brown County, Ohio, and worked at the carpenter 

*Elizabeth Egbert claimed descent on the maternal side from General 
John Sullivan of the American Revolution. The following is from the 
old family Bible. 

" Evan Trunnel, born August 25, 1776, married Nancy Keeys, 
a daughter of General Sullivan. She died July 19, 1837." 

" Eliza Trunnel, born Sept. 6, 1814, died Jan. 10, 1873, married 
January 31, 1832, Walter Wall Egbert." 


trade. He married there, as has already been noted, his 
remote relative and in a few years returned to the home 
place and followed farming as his occupation. As 
already stated he was a soldier of the Civil war in 
company with his brother James. 

They had the following children : — 

Walter C. Pangburn 

Rebecca S. Pangburn 

Nancy Pangburn Died young. 

Flora A. Pangburn 

Isaac G. Pangburn. 

Walter C. Pangburn, born Oct. 20, 1853., married 
in Allegheny County, Pa., July 5, 1884, Jennie Metz, born 
June 20, 1859, a daughter of John and Margaret Metz. 
Mr. Pangburn was for many years a trusted employe of 
the Monongahela Navigation Company and now holds an 
important position in the same under the U. S. Govern- 
ment. Residents of North Charleroi, Pa. 

Rebecca S. Pangburn, born Jan. 12, 1855., married 
June 11, 1874, Walter Speer of Elizabeth, Pa. Their 
present home is at Webster, Westmoreland County, Pa. 
They had the following children : — 
Samuel P. Speer 
Nellie E. Speer 
Elizabeth Speer 

Samuel P. Speer, born Mar. 7, 1875., married June 
5, 1902, Bessie Lang of Westmoreland County, Pa. 
They have the following children: — 

Sarah Speer Born July 12, 1904. 

Nellie Elizabeth Speer.. Born Jan. 22, 1908. 

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Nellie E. Speer, born March 4, 1878, married Apr. 
2, 1895, Milfred Snyder. She died Aug. 18, 1898. 
They had the following children: — 

Lela M. Snyder Born Aug. 24, 1896. 

Roy P. Snyder Born Nov. 19, 1897. 

Elizabeth Speer, born Oct. 30, 1884, married July 
6, 1901, George Felmeth. 
They have a daughter : — 

Marian Felmeth Born Oct. 12, 1902. 

Flora A. Pangburn, born Nov. 2, 1859, married, 
Nov. 2, 1880, Pollock Davidson, who died at Irwin, West- 
moreland County, Pa., Dec. 8, 1888. 
They had the following children : — 
Grace F. Davidson 

Roy P. Davidson Born June 12, 1884, died 

April 12, 1888. 

Mabel E. Davidson Born Sept. 18, 1887, 

died Oct. 2, 1900. 

Grace F. Davidson, born July 31, 1881, married 
July 10, 1902, Samuel K. Leonard of Monongahela, Pa. 

Isaac G. Pangburn, born Dec. 23, 1862, married 
Jan. 12, 1887, Appalonia Stilley of this vicinity. Mr. 
Pangburn was a river engineer for a number of years 
and later a successful dealer in real estate. 
They have the following children : — 

Samuel Pangburn Born Oct. 30, 1888. 

Blanche Pangburn Born March 7, 1891. 

Anna Pangburn Born June 10, 1893. 

George H. Pangburn ... Born March 2, 1895. 


Margaret Pangburn, born April 15, 1832, died Sept. 
3, 1856. She married Jan. 4, 1853, Harvey Hughs 
McClure, son of James and Elizabeth McClure. 
They had the following children : — 

Emma J. McClure Born Oct. 26, 1853, died 

Aug. 29, 1876. 
Anna McClure 

Anna McClure, born Oct. 5, 1855, married July 8, 
1885, Joseph Austin Coolidge of Cambridge, Mass., 
where they now reside. 

They have the following children : — 

Emily Storer Coolidge Born April 27, 1887. 

Joseph Arthur Coolidge Born Nov. 26, 1888. 

Noah Hill Pangburn, born Feb. 12, 1840, died at 
his home in Beaver Falls, Pa., Oct. 7, 1908, and is buried 
at Curry's grave-yard. His early life was spent at the 
old home near Lock No. 3, Pa. He enlisted in August 
1862 in Co. E, 155th Regiment Penna. Vol. Inf., and 
served continuously with his regiment until the close of 
the war. He was one of the detail appointed to receive 
the parole of Lee's surrendered army at Appomatox. He 
kept a journal of daily events while in the service and was 
an authority on the history of his regiment which is 
now being published and furnished much material for 
that work. Mr. Pangburn was an active member of the 
Grand Army, and the Union Veteran Legion. After the 
war he went to Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa., where 
he was elected burgess for several terms, and was a most 
respected resident of his town. 

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He married first, Feb. 20, 1866, Mary E. Roberts of 
Elizabeth, Pa., who died Sept. 1873. They had one son :■ — 
William W. Pangburn 

Mr. Pangburn married again, Aug. 21, 1879, Britania 
Howe of Beaver Falls, Pa. She died July 7, 1907. 

William W. Roberts Pangburn, born Jan. 15, 1867, 
at Elizabeth, Pa., married Sept. 21, 1897, Sarah Jean 
Martin, born Sept. 13, 1876 of Allegheny, Pa., died Feb. 
18, 1902. 

They had a son : — 

George Stanley Pangburn .. Born August 5, 1899. 

Mr. Pangburn served during the Spanish-American 
war as a sergeant in Co. G., 11th Regt. Vol. Inf., enlisting 
at the beginning of the war and was honorably discharged 
Oct. 12, 1898. He is a resident of Beaver Falls, Pa. 

2. John Pangburn, born Dec. 4, 1795, died at his 
home near Felicity, Brown County, Ohio, July 24, 1883. 
He like his brother Isaac was a mill-wright by trade, and 
they worked together for some years. In later life Mr. 
Pangburn was a land owner and farmer. 

He married first, August 15, 1826, Mary a daughter 
of Henry and Mary McDonough of Washington County, 
Pa., born Feb. 2, 1796, died July 3, 1843. John Pang- 
burn and his wife were among the initial members who 
organized the earliest Christian (Disciple) church in 


Washington County, A few years later they moved to 
Brown County, Ohio. By this marriage were born : — 

Henry K. Pangburn 

Elizabeth Pangburn 

Mary Pangburn Died in infancy. 

John Pangburn 

John Pangburn remarried in Oct. 1844, Sarah Logan 
and had : — 

Margaret Pangburn 

Martha Pangburn Born 1847, died unmar- 

Henry K. Pangburn, born May 29, 1829, died at 
Hutchins, Dallas County, Texas, Dec. 8, 1892. He was 
a prominent minister of the Christian church, for which 
he was educated at Bethany College, and preached for 
a number of years at Maysville, Kentucky. He married 
March 12, 1863, Susan H. Owens, born Apr. 10, 1837, 
of Washington, Kentucky, and they later (1876) located 
near Dallas, Texas. Both the father and oldest daughter 
were smitten with fever about the same time and both 
died within a few hours of each other. 

Mrs. Pangburn died Feb. 17, 1906. Her family still 
live in that vicinity. They had children. 

George H. Pangburn. ... Born Feb. 1, 1864. 

Eliza Pangburn Born Nov. 26, 1865, 

died Dec. 9, 1892. 

Mary M. Pangburn Born Oct. 28, 1867. 

Nellie Parry Pangburn .. Born July 21, 1870. 

Henry Pangburn Born May 29, 1873 

Hugh F. Pangburn Born Oct. 23, 1875. 


Elizabeth Pangburn, born May 8, 1832, died in 
Washington County, Pa., Dec. 1873. She married Joseph 
McDonough of Vanceville, Washington County, Pa. 
They had the following children : — 

Lavina McDonough Born Feb. 17, 


Mary Jane McDonough Born Oct. 11, 1856, 

died young. 

John McDonough Born Oct. 26, 1860. 

Samuel Emery McDonough. .Born April 15, 1864 
Susan Ervena McDonough. . .Born Jan. 28, 1870. 

John Pangburn, born Dec. 11, 1836, in Brown 
County, Ohio, died at Vanceville, Pa., May 9, 1908. He 
came to Washington County, Pa., when a young man and 
was for many years a merchant at Vanceville. He mar- 
ried Feb. 8, 1866, Ervena Hoover. Their only child to 
live to mature years was a son : — 

Harry Pangburn Born April 20, 1880, 

died Oct 10, 1901. He 
married Lillian Jones of 
that vicinity who sur- 
vives him. 

Margaret Pangburn, daughter of John Pangburn 
and his wife Sarah Logan, was born Dec. 8, 1845, died 
June 1882. She married Dec. 5, 1865, M. T. Hedges of 
Cincinnati, Ohio. She left no family. 


III. JOHN PANGBURN— (William Stephen) 
born in New Jersey, March 15, 1773, died at the home of 
his brother Lines in Brown County, Ohio, Oct. 1849, and 
is buried at Pisgah cemetery, Brown County, Ohio. 

He married, first, Dec. 13, 1810, Jane Young of Eliza- 
beth Township, Allegheny County, Pa. He was a cooper 
by trade, and was also a farmer by occupation. The 
greater part of his life was spent in (now) Lincoln 
Township, Allegheny County, Pa. 

By this marriage were the following children : — 

1. Abigail Pangburn 

2. Mary Pangburn 

3. Elizabeth Pangburn 

4. Alexander Pangburn ... Died in the Mexican war. 


5. Nancy Pangburn 

6. Rachael Pangburn 

7. Sarah Pangburn 

8. William Pangburn Died in Ripley, Ohio, aged 

22 years, unmarried. 

Late in life Mr. Pangburn married again, Margaret 
McCormick and had a daughter : — 

9. Hannah Jane Pangburn 

1. Abigail Pangburn married John Evans. He was 
a soldier of the Civil war, and died at Cincinnati, Ohio. 
They had the following children : — 
Benjamin Evans 
Nancy Jane Evans 
Alexander Evans 
George Evans 


John Evans 
Margaret Evans 
Rebecca Evans 
Descendants of this family are mostly in the vicinity 
of Columbus, Ohio. 

2. Mary Pangburn married Thomas McMasters 
and lived in (now) Lincoln Township, Allegheny County, 

They had the following children : — 
Samuel McMasters 
Sarah McMasters 
Margaret McMasters 

3. Elizabeth Pangburn, married George Simpson 
and lived on Neville Island, below Pittsburg, Pa. 

They had the following children :< — 

Olive Simpson 

Mary Simpson 

Anna Simpson 
Descendants in Columbus, Ohio. 

5. Nancy Pangburn married Capt. Daniel Pollard 
of McKeesport, Pa. They had the following children : — 

Matilda Pollard. . .Married Richard Wilson of 

McKeesport, Pa. 

Norval Pollard .... Married Annie Dewalt of 

McKeesport, Pa. 

6. Rachael Pangburn married Isaac McGrew and 
lived in McKeesport, Pa. 


They had a daughter : — 

Sarah McGrew Married William Fields of 

McKeesport, Pa. 

7. Sarah Pangburn married Hezekiah McGaffick. 
They lived for a time in McKeesport, Pa., afterwards 
moved to Columbiana County, Ohio. He died June 1900. 
They had the following children : — 

Jane McGaffick 

Norval McGaffick 

Alice McGaffick 

Maud McGaffick 

Annie McGaffick 

Thomas McGaffick ] . 

Matilda McGaffiick j ns 

Frank McGaffick 

Emma McGaffick 

Carrie McGaffick 

9. Hannah Jane Pangburn, born Nov. 6, 1834, died 
at the home of her son, Elzie, near Manchester, Ohio, 
Feb. 20, 1908, youngest daughter of John Pangburn and 
his wife Margaret McCormick. She went with her par- 
ents to Brown County, Ohio, in 1844, married there in 
January 1853, Brownlee Perry, a farmer of Adams 
County. Mr. Perry died at his home near Manchester, 
Oct. 1, 1898. 

They had the following children : — 

Elzie P. Perry Born Dec. 9, 1853, married 

Harriet Foster. 


Margaret Perry Born 1855, married George 

Lindsy. Both deceased. 

John Perry Born 1857, married Can- 
dace Tucker. Both deceased. 

Leroy Perry Born 1859, married Ella 


George W. Perry Born 1861, married Miss 


Elizabeth J. Perry ...Born 1863, married Henry 


Mary E. Perry Died young. 

Louemma Perry Died young. 

Eva M. Perry Died young. 


Chapter VI. 


IV. WILLIAM PANGBURN, (William-Stephen) 
born in New Jersey, June 10, 1775, died in Clark County, 
Ind., May 26, 1853. He came with his parents to Penn- 
sylvania. He married Elizabeth Applegate of (now) 
Forward Township, Allegheny County, Pa., born Feb. 
1, 1786, died Feb. 11, 1865, a daughter of William Apple- 
gate and his wife Catherine Wiggens of Monmouth 
County, New Jersey. Both are buried at the old grave- 
yard at Hibernia, Ind. 

William Pangburn, it is thought, first moved to south- 
ern Ohio with the other members of the family, but in a 
short time he went to Clark County, Ind., where he 
located before 1820. He was a man of some prominence 
in his community, as we learn from a letter written from 
that section at an early date. This couple were the par- 
ents of a very large family, but owing to the fact that 
the family record was lost in the burning of the house 
of his son Samuel many years ago, and that none of his 
children are now living, but scant data can be had of his 
descendants. They are widely separated and but few 
remain in the vicinity of the old home. . 

We have data of the following : — 


1. Rebecca Pangburn, born January 16, 1803, died 
in Highland County, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1854. She married 
June 20, 1822, James Wall, born May 2, 1794, died April 
4, 1850. Both are buried at Buford, Highland County, 
Ohio. James Wall was a son of William Wall, and a 
grandson of James Wall of (now) Forward Township, 
Allegheny County, Pa., who came from Monmouth 
County, New Jersey in 1766. 

They had the following children: — 

William Wall Born Oct. 20, 1823, died 

July 11, 1862. 

Hannah Wall Born May 19, 1825. 

Alice Wall Born Sept. 20, 1827. 

Elizabeth Wall .Born April 29, 1829, died 

Nov. 7, 1898. 

Mary A. Wall Born May 20, 1832. 

Samuel Wall Born May 24, 1833, died 

May 26, 1858. 
Rebecca Wall Born Oct. 5, 1835, died 

Aug. 25, 1853. 
Harriet Wall Born Dec. 14, 1837, died 

Feb. 16, 1855. 
James Wall Born Mar. 24, 1840, died 

Oct. 13, 1865. 
Charles Parker Wall. Born July 5, 1842. 
Lucetta Wall Born Oct. 14, 1846, died 

Oct. 9, 1848. 

2. Stephen Pangburn, died unmarried. 


3. Nelson Pangburn, married and left family : — 
Jesse Pangburn 

William Pangburn 
Harriet Pangburn 
Hannah Pangburn 
Abigail Pangburn 

4. Derrick Pangburn; was twice married and had 
children : — 

Stephen Pangburn Born May 16, 1829. 

William Pangburn 
John Pangburn 
Webster Pangburn 
Martin Pangburn 
Hannah Pangburn 
Ellen Pangburn 
Jane Pangburn 
Edgar Pangburn 
Elzie Pangburn 
Charles F. Pangburn 
Mary Pangburn 
Lulu Pangburn 

5. Walter W. Pangburn. 

6. Duncan Pangburn. 

7. Randolph Pangburn, died August 1904, leav- 
ing sons: — 

Webster Pangburn 
James Pangburn 


8. Abigail Pangburn. 

9. Samuel Pangburn. 

10. Garret Pangburn. 

11. Calvin Pangburn, died young. 

phen) born 1777 in New Jersey, died in (now) Forward 
Township, Allegheny County, Pa., August 8, 1845, aged 
68 years. She married David Kerr, born Feb. 15, 1778, 
died Sept. 16, 1851. Both are buried at Currys' grave- 
yard, Forward Township. 

This worthy couple left the following children : — 

1. Varner Kerr 

2. Samuel Kerr 

3. William Kerr 

4. Sarah Kerr 

1. Varner Kerr, born Dec. 1, 1809, died in Brown 
County, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1866. He married there, Margaret 
Thompson of Brown County, Ohio, who died Aug. 20, 
1886. Both are buried at Maple wood cemetery, Ripley, 
Ohio. Mr. Kerr was a man of great ability, he and his 


brother-in-law Samuel Pangburn were for many years 
partners in the milling business in that vicinity. 

They had but one child who died in infancy : — 
David Kerr, died July 7, 1841. 

2. Samuel Kerr, born, 1812, died May 3, 1875, aged 
63 years. He married Prudence Manown, a daughter of 
William Manown, who died Jan. 3, 1863. Both are 
buried at Round Hill church, Allegheny County, Pa. 

Mr. Kerr was a blacksmith in his younger days, later 
a farmer and land owner of Elizabeth Township, Alle- 
gheny County, Pa. He was a member of the state legis- 
lature ; took a great interest in military affairs, and was 
a prominent and respected member of his community. 

They had the following children : — 

Elizabeth Kerr Born July 30, 1839, died Aug. 

31, 1839. 

Josephine Kerr.... Born June 4, 1841, died un- 

William Kerr Born May 3, 1843. 

Sarah Kerr Born Dec. 10, 1846, married 

Andrew Montgomery. 

David Kerr Born July 3, 1848, died Jan. 

30, 1850. 

James W. Kerr. . .Born Feb. 20, 1851. 

Varner Kerr Born Feb. 18, 1853, married 

Rebecca Garrison. 

3. William Kerr, born , died in Adams 

County, Ohio. He married Jan. 1, 1846, Isafena Lytle, 
a daughter of Isaac and Martha Lytle, born May 27, 


1821, died Feb. 18, 1890. Both are buried at Wheat 
Ridge church, Adams County, Ohio. 

The early married life of this couple was spent in 
(now) Forward Township, Allegheny County, Pa. Later 
they went to Brown County, Ohio, and the last years of 
their lives were spent in Adams County, Ohio. 
They had the following children: — 

Elizabeth Kerr. .. .Married Newton Smith, now 

of Bayard, Iowa. 

Martha Kerr Died 1875. 

David Kerr Deceased. 

Margaret Kerr. .. .Married Samuel Williamson. 

Samuel Kerr Resident of Adams County, 


4. Sarah Kerr. Married Jacob Gallatin and left 

VI. ABIGAIL PANGBURN, (William-Stephen) 

born 1779, died in Indiana. She married Caleb 

Crane, and their early life was spent in Brown County, 

They had the following children: — 

1. John Crane Born March 16, 1804. 

2. Stephen Crane Born March 22, 1806. 

3. Daniel Crane Born Sept. 21, 1808. 

4 Caleb Crane Born Oct. 1, 1810. 


2. Stephen Crane. Nothing can be learned of 
him except that he was well known in his youth in Brown 
County, Ohio. 

3. Daniel Crane, or Dan as everyone knew him, 
as a young man worked at the blacksmith trade, but later 
was a farmer. He married Ann Eckman, a daughter of 
Jacob Eckman of Brown County, Ohio. After the death 
of Mr. Eckman they moved to Audubon County, Iowa, 
in 1854, at that time almost bare of settlements. 

" Dan " Crane was a unique character and deserves 
more than a passing notice ; about six feet tall, finely 
formed, with laughing blue eyes and a winning smile, he 
was good to look upon. His geniality and unfailing 
fund of anecdotes and story, coupled with a disposition 
to be convivial, made him a welcome guest at hotels and 
other places of resort. A hotel keeper in Panora, Iowa, 
said that it was an event when Dan Crane came to town, 
as a considerable part of the male population would pass 
the night listening to his drolleries. But when he went 
home to his high bred wife and bright children, he entered 
a different atmosphere, then all unseemly levity was dis- 
placed by kindly interest. She surely knew of his faults 
but seemed oblivious, at least in the presence of others. 

About 1871 the writer again met them at their west- 
ern home: a beautiful old couple, tender and affectionate 
as in their young and more youthful days, he with snow 
white hair and no trace of dissipation on his fine face ; 
she without a thread of silver in her wavy black tresses, 
benignant and lady-like always. 




They had the following children: — 

Mary Crane Born in Ohio, Aug. 1831, 

died in Iowa Nov. 14, 1867. 
John Crane Born in Ohio, Sept. 25, 

Catherine E. Crane.. Born 1835, died at Salida, 

Col., Dec. 4, 1899. 
Van B. Crane Born in Highland County, 

Ohio, July 14, 1843. 

John Crane, born Sept. 25, 1833, died Oct. 21, 1907, 
married Dec. 24, 1859, Isabel Harris, a daughter of Judge 
Harris of Exira, Audubon County, Iowa. 
They had the following children : — 

William A. Crane.. . .Born Dec. 31, 1860. 

Dan H. Crane Born Nov. 30, 1873. 

Emma C. Crane Born Aug. 20, 1875. 

William A. Crane has three daughters; — 
Frankie B. Crane. . . .Born July 9, 1886. 

Lillie Mae Crane Born 

Aileen Adele Crane.. Born Oct. 29, 1904. 

Daniel H. Crane married Linna Epperly. They 
have one daughter: — 

Velma Crane Born Sept. 2, 1899. 

Emma C. Crane married William Brinkerhoff, 
April 17, 1895. They had three children:— 
Lola M. Brinkerhoff. 
Linna B. Brinkerhoff. 
Ethel L. Brinkerhoff. 


Van Buren Crane, second son of Daniel Crane, 
born July 14, 1843, died March 1907, married May 9, 
1863, Mary E. Bush of Omaha. 

Their living children are : — 

Ernest C. Crane Born June 22, 1864. 

Laura A. Crane Born Mar. 13, 1866. 

Stella M. Crane Bora Mar. 5, 1869. 

Edna J. Crane Born Mar. 10, 1873. 

Van H. Crane Born May 16, 1876. 

4. Caleb Crane, born Oct. 1, 1810, youngest son 
of Caleb and Abigail Crane, married Elizabeth Wills. 

They had the following children : — 

Samuel Crane 
Ellis Crane 
John Crane 

VII. ANNA PANGBURN, (William-Stephen) 

born Sept. 6, 1781, died , married January 5, 1804, 

William Newcomb, born in Ireland Aug. 6, 1777, 

They were for a time residents of Brown County, 
Ohio. Many of their descendants at this time are living 
in Kentucky. 

They had the following children : — 

1. Stephen Newcomb Born Oct. 16, 1804. 

2. Not named Born March 15, 1806. 


3. Mary Newcomb ' Born July 13, 1807 

married Sept. 20, 
1828, John Hardwick. 

4. Hannah R. Newcomb Born May 9, 1809, 

married Mar. 16, 
1826, John Young. 

5. Elizabeth Newcomb Born Oct. 26, 1810, 

married Apr. 24, 1824, 
John McFadden. 

6. John M. Newcomb Born Nov. 19, 1812, 

married July 7, 1842, 
Penelope Jones. 

7. Rebecca Newcomb Born Dec. 13, 1814, 

married July 17, 1839, 
Samuel A. Dawson. 

8. Lines Pangburn Newcomb. .. Born Jan. 23, 1817, 

married July 6, 1837, 
Ruth A. Grice. 

9. Emmaline Newcomb Born Sept. 18, 1821, 

married Sept. 22, 1842 
Thomas G. McCarter. 

7. Rebecca Newcomb, born Dec. 13, 1814, mar- 
ried July 17, 1839, Samuel A. Dawson, born Jan. 23, 
1815, died March 22, 1891. 

They had the following children : — 

John G. Dawson Born April 25, 1843. 

Orissa Ellen Dawson Born Sept. 15, 1845. 

Annie Elizabeth Dawson. .. Born Aug. 10, 1848. 
William Wirt Dawson Born June 16, 1852. 

—86 — 

William Wirt Dawson, born June 16, 1852, mar- 
ried April 2, 1876, Nancy E. Crawford. They live near 
Vanceburg, Ky. 

They have the following children : — 

Evalena Dawson Born Feb. 3, 1877. 

Annie Laura Dawson. Born May 28, 1879. 

VIII. LINES PANGBURN, (William-Stephen) 
born Sept 3, 1783, probably in Allegheny County, Pa., 
the first of the sons born after coming to Western Penna. 
He bore the name of his father's brother who had been 
assassinated at Mannahawkin, New Jersey, three years 
before as already noted. He died Sept. 28, 1863 at his 
home three miles west of Ripley, Brown County, Ohio. 
He married in Allegheny County, Pa., Feb. 7, 1805, Re- 
becca Applegate; born Jan. 15, 1784, died Aug. 15, 1871, 
a daughter of William and Catherine Applegate of (now) 
Forward Township, a sister of his brother William's 
wife. Both are buried at Pisgah church, Brown County, 
Ohio. He and his brother Samuel were volunteer sol- 
diers of the war of 1812 and marched to Lake Erie but 
saw no service. With several other members of the 
family he went to Brown County, Ohio, about 1815. 
By trade he was a cooper, but became a land owner and 
followed farming as his occupation. 


They were the parents of the following large family : — 

1. Polly (Mary) Pangburn Born Feb. 26, 1806. 

2. Garret Pangburn Born Sept. 6, 1807. 

3. Nathaniel Pangburn Born Nov. 13, 1808. 

4. Hannah Pangburn Born Sept. 15, 1810. 

5. Sene (Assenath) Pangburn) .Born Nov. 25, 1812, 

died unmarried. 

6. Samuel Pangburn Born Dec. 6, 1814, 

died Jan. 3, 1815. 

7. Randolph Pangburn Born Jan. 4, 1816, 

died May 14, 1882. 

8. Anna Pangburn Born Aug. 31, 1817. 

9. John Pangburn Born Sept. 18, 1819. 

10. William (Rev) Pangburn. . .Born July 26, 1821. 

11. Washington Pangburn Born Sept. 14, 1825, 

died May 27, 1846. 

12. Bebecca Pangburn Born Jan. 29, 1846. 

1. Mary Pangburn, oldest member of the family 

of Lines Pangburn, born Feb. 26, 1806, died . 

She married, first, James H. Wall, a son of Walter Wall 
and his wife Elizabeth Applegate, born in Brown County, 
Ohio, 1802, died April 6, 1830. She later married James 
McKee and left issue by both marriages. 

2. Garret Pangburn, born Sept. 6, 1807, went to 
Texas before it was organized a state, married there and 
left a family. 


3. Nathaniel Pangburn, born May 18, 1808, died 
May 17, 1870, in Brown County, Ohio. He married, first, 
about 1826, Sarah Hamen. 

By this marriage were born : — 
Alfred Pangburn 
Matilda Pangburn 
America Pangburn 
Lines Pangburn Died young. 

He married again, April 8, 1857, Mary Cooper, who 
died May 18, 1905. 

By this marriage were born : — 

Ella Pangburn 
Charles Pangburn 
Robert Pangburn 
James Pangburn. 

Alfred Pangburn married Anna Thompson. They 
had the following children : — 
Alexander Pangburn 
Sarah Pangburn 
John A. Pangburn 
William J. Pangburn 

Matilda Pangburn married Amos Mitchell. They 
had the following children : — 

America Mitchell 
Nathaniel Mitchell 
Sarah Mitchell 
James Mitchell 
Albert Mitchell 
Minerva Mitchell 


America Pangburn married Alson T. Chapman. 
They had the following children : — 
Matilda Ann Chapman 
Henry Gill Chapman 
Isaac Holten Chapman 
Sarah Frances Chapman 
Benjamin Herrick Chapman 
Nellie B. Chapman 
Mary E. Chapman 
Myrtle May Chapman 
William Lee Chapman 

Ella Pangburn, born May 1858, died July 28, 1894. 
She married, 1887, Collins Grishem. 
They had a son: — 
Archie Grishem. 

Charles Pangburn, born April 19, 1860, died Aug. 
5, 1898. He married, 1890, Jessie Jones. 
They had the following children : — 
Robert Pangburn 
Albert Pangburn 
Lola Pangburn 

Robert Pangburn, born June 24, 1862, married Dec. 
20, 1884, Lucinda Jordan, born Oct. 12, 1862, died Sept. 
15, 1899. 

They had the following children : — 
Bessie Pangburn 
Alson Pangburn 
Nellie Pangburn 
Wylie Pangburn 
Lottie Pangburn 


James Pangburn, born July 28, 1864, married Oct. 
1890 Alice Chapman. 

They had the following children : — 
Golda Pangburn 
Blanche Pangburn 

4. Hannah Pangburn, born Sept. 15, 1810, mar- 
ried Aug. 16, 1831, John W. Parker of Brown County, 
Ohio, born June 24, 1811. They removed to Illinois in 
Oct., 1837. She died at Danville, 111., Feb. 2, 1890. 

They had the following children : — 

Lines L. Parker Born Sept. 1, 1832. 

William A. Parker.. .Born Jan. 19, 1834, de- 

James W. N. Parker. Born Mar. 23, 1835. 

Elizabeth W. Parker. Born Sept. 21, 1836. 

Rebecca Parker Born Mar. 10, 1838. 

Stephen K. Parker. . .Born Aug. 18, 1839, de- 

John W. Parker Born June 10, 1841, de- 

Alice Parker Born 1842, deceased. 

Lydia Parker Born 1844, deceased 

Thomas M. Parker. .. Born Sept. 17, 1845, de- 

Amy J. Parker Born June 14, 1847. 

Willis J. Parker Born Aug. 18, 1849, de- 

Hannah E. L. Parker Born July 9, 1851. 

Hattie Luella Parker. Born Nov. 28, 1854, mar- 
ried Nathaniel Pangburn. 


The descendants of Hannah Pangburn Parker are 
numerous and prominent. Their oldest son Lines L. 
Parker, was a captain in the Civil war, and held many 
official positions in his county and state. He is a resi- 
dent of Tuscola, 111. 

8. Anna Pangburn, born August 31, 1817, died in 
Brown County, Ohio, May 30, 1890. She married Sept. 
25, 1834, John Mefford of Brown County, Ohio, who died 
May 17, 1891. Both are buried at Pisgah cemetery, 
Brown County, Ohio. John Mefford was a substantial 
land owner and farmer. He was a member of the Chris- 
tian church. 

They had the following children : — 

George N. Mefford. .. Born Sept. 25, 1835. 

Polly Mefford Born Nov. 24, 1836, died 

Sept. 24, 1837. 

Melissa Mefford Born June 8, 1838. 

Clamenza Mefford Born Nov. 25, 1839. 

Lines P. Mefford.. . .Born June 27, 1841. 
Sarah E. Meff ord.'. . . Born Sept. 3, 1842, died 

Mar. 26, 1884. 
John W. Meff ord.... Born July 5, 1844, died 

Aug. 11, 1908. 
Alex. B. N. Mefford. Born Mar. 22, 1846, died 

June 23, 1881. 
Joseph W. Mefford. .Born Jan. 11, 1848, died at 

Ft. Collins, Col., Nov. 27, 

Theo. E. Mefford Born July 28, 1849. 

William P. Meff ord .. Born Mar. 16, 1851. 


Flora D. Mefford. .. .Born May 11, 1853. 
Samuel B. Mefford. .. Born Dec. 7, 1854. 
Rebecca A. Mefford.. Born Jan. 29, 1858, died 

Feb. 25, 1871. 
Emma C. Mefford. . .Born July 8, 1863. 
Many of the Mefford family are residents of Brown 
County, Ohio, and take an active part in the Pangburn- 
Mefford reunions. 

9. John Pangburn, born Sept. 18, 1819, died Nov. 
21, 1897. He was a prominent land owner and a life 
resident of Brown County, Ohio. He married Sarah J. 
Hodkins, born Feb. 9, 1820, died Mar. 24, 1882. 
They had the following children : — 

Hannah Pangburn Born June 16, 1838. 

Mary Ann Pangburn Born March 19, 1840, 

died . 

Martha Pangburn Born Oct. 16, 1841, 

died Jan. 4, 1843. 

William Pangburn Born , died 


James E. Pangburn Born Oct. 26, 1845. 

Lines A. Pangburn Born Dec. 29, 1847. 

George W. Pangburn Born Sept. 20, 1850. 

Winfield S. Pangburn Born Nov. 21, 1852. 

Alexander B. Pangburn. . .Born March 7, 1854. 

Alfred Pangburn Born Sept. 4, 1856, 

died Apr. 3, 1891. 

Calvin H. Pangburn Born June 4, 1858, 

died Nov. 3, 1879. 


U. S. Grant Pangburn Born Nov. 28, 1861, 

died at his home in 
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 

Hannah Pangburn, oldest daughter of John and 
Sarah Pangburn, born June 16, 1838, married Dec. 2, 
1862, Nelson Ellis. They were prominent residents of 
Higgensport, O. 

They had the following children: — 

Oston Ellis Born July 10, 1864, died Mar. 

20, 1865. 

Oscar Ellis Born Oct. 1, 1865, married 

Martha Shaw. 

Edgar Ellis Born March 12, 1867, married 

Sarah Thompson. 

James E. Pangburn, born Oct. 26, 1845, married 
Louisa Liggett. They are residents of Manchester, Ohio. 
They have no family. 

Lines A. Pangburn, born Dec. 29, 1847, married 
July 2, 1881, Laura E. Richey. Their only living issue a 
daughter : — 

Goldie Russell Pangburn, born Apr. 7, 1882, married 
Aug. 16, 1898, George W. Robinson. They are 
residents of Cincinnati, Ohio. They have one 
son: — 
George Russell Robinson Born Oct. 5, 1899. 

Rev. George W. Pangburn, born Sept. 20, 1850, 
married Sarah Ann Watters, born May 10, 1854, died 
March 24, 1906. 


They had one son : — 

John Frank Pangburn Born Sept. 20, 1885. 

Winfield Scott Pangburn, born Nov. 21, 1852, mar- 
ried Mar. 30, 1876, Frances F. Graybill, born Apr. 26, 
1855. Their home overlooks the beautiful river near 
Levana, Ohio. 

They have the following children : — 

Ida May Pangburn, born Sept. 2, 1878 ; married 

Feb. 29, 1904 Edward 
Thompson. They have 
a son : — Carl Norman 
Thompson. Born Aug. 
26, 1905. 

George W. Pangburn Born Dec. 13, 1880. 

Robert Everett Pangburn. .Born. Apr. 10, 1883. 
Edward Leon Pangburn. . . Born Jan. 6, 1887. 

Alexander B. Pangburn, born Mar. 7, 1854, mar- 
ried July 31, 1880, Jennie Strausbury, born June 24, 1860. 
They are residents of Manchester, Adams County, Ohio. 
They have the following children : — 

James Pangburn Born Mar. 13, 1881. 

Lee Pangburn Born Sept. 16, 1882. 

Eva Pangburn Born Dec. 10, 1883. 

Elsie Pangburn Born Nov. 21, 1885. 

Harry Pangburn Born June 24, 1889. 

Stanley Pangburn. ... Born Feb. 10, 1890. 

10. (Rev.) William Pangburn, born July 26, 1821, 
died at his home on Straight Creek, Brown County, 
Ohio, July 26, 1904. Mr. Pangburn was a land owner 





and a prominent minister of the Christian church (New 
Light). Through his labors were organized a large num- 
ber of their churches in southern Ohio, and adjacent parts 
of Kentucky. He married, first, Melissa Mefford who 
died young, leaving two sons: — 

John H. Pangburn, a soldier of the Civil war, 

died 1894. 
Alexander B. Pangburn, also a soldier of the Civil 
war, died about 1865. 
He married, second, Mary Mitchell and had the fol- 
lowing children : — 

James W. Pangburn Born Feb. 23, 1846, 

died Apr. 3, 1870. 
Rebecca A. Pangburn Born Feb. 8, 1848, 

died Apr. 28, 1853. 
Mary E. Pangburn Born Feb. 15, 1850, 

died May 8, 1853. 

Minerva J. Pangburn Born Aug. 12, 1852 

Nathaniel W. Pangburn Born Feb. 16, 1855. 

Elmore C. Pangburn 4 . . . Born Dec. 17, 1857, 

died 1880. 

Charles G. Pangburn Born Sept. 18, 1859 

U. S. Grant Pangburn Born May 15, 1863. 

Mary S. Pangburn.. . Born Feb. 17, 1866, 

Twins married Joseph 

Martha S. Pangburn Born Feb. 17, 1866, 

died Mar. 11, 1866. 
William Sherman Pangburn. . Born Sept. 23, 1868. 
George W. Pangburn Born Jan. 22, 1872. 


Minerva J. Pangburn, born Aug. 12, 1852, married 
Jan. 1, 1877, P. M. Moore and have children : — 
Kate S. Moore 
Nellie Moore 
Henry Moore 

Nathaniel W. Pangburn, born Feb. 16, 1855, mar- 
ried Oct. 9, 1876, Hattie L. Parker, youngest daughter 
of John W. Parker and his wife Hannah Pangburn, 
born Nov. 28, 1854. 

They had the following children : — 

Mary A. Pangburn, born May 15, 1878, married 
Aug. 29, 1895, James Newton Myers, and have one 
daughter: — Lila Gardner Myers. 

Hannah Pangburn Born Dec. 3, 1880. 

Thomas G. Pangburn. . .Born Feb. 9, 1882, died 

Oct. 27, 1882. 
Leone D. Pangburn. . . .Born May 9, 1885, mar- 
ried Dec. 7, 1904 Mar- 
shall Richmond. 

Paul P. Pangburn Born Sept. 25, 1885, died 

in infancy. 
Natalie P. Pangburn. . .Born April 5, 1886, mar- 
ried Aug. 10, 1904, Bert 

Grace F. Pangburn Born Mar. 30, 1888. 

John W. Pangburn Born July 9, 1892. 

They are residents of Tuscola, 111. 


Elmore C. Pangburn born Dec. 17, 1857, died 1880. 
He married Ella Cheesman, and left children: — 

Maud Pangburn 

Lee Pangburn 

Oscar Pangburn 
Charles G. Pangburn, born Sept. 18, 1859, married 
May 26, 188G, Leora C. Wilson, born Jan. 16, 1868. They 
have family : — 

Roxie Lee Pangburn. . .Born Apr. 25, 1887, died 

Oct. 7, 1901. 

Georgia Pangburn Born August 28, 1889. 

Nellie Pangburn Born Oct. 30, 1891. 

Pauline Pangburn Born Jan. 24, 1894. 

Martha Pangburn Born Feb. 29, 1896. 

William B. Pangburn. .. Born March 12, 1899. 

U. S. Grant Pangburn, born May 15, 1863. Lou E. 
Pangburn, his wife was born Feb. 17, 1869. 
They have the following children : — 

Ernest P. Pangburn Born Dec. 20, 1890, de- 
Florence Pangburn Born Dec. 3, 1892, de- 
John F. Pangburn Born Nov. 28, 1895 de- 
Lizzie May Pangburn ... Born Dec. 29, 1897. 

Bessie E. Pangburn Born May 31, 1906. 

Mary S. Pangburn, born Feb. 17, 1866, married 
May 16, 1878, Joseph S. Cochran, and have children : — 
Harry Cochran 
Robert Cochran 
Lee Cochran 


William Sherman Pangburn, born Sept. 23, 1868 
married, first, Oct. 1, 1893, Fannie Q. Miller, who died 
Aug. 24, 1902. He again married, July 20, 1905, Nellie 
Z. Ross. 

George W. Pangburn, born Jan. 22, 1872. Lennie 
M. Pangburn, his wife, born May 1, 1875. They are resi- 
dents of the vicinity of the old home near Levana, Ohio. 

They have one son : — 

Robert J. Pangburn Born Nov. 17, 1897. 

12. Rebecca Pangburn, the youngest of the family 
of Lines and Rebecca Pangburn, was born Jan. 29, 1828, 
died at Fort Collins, Col., in 1901. She married Feb. 5, 
1846, Samuel R. Wasson of Brown County, Ohio, born 
May 25, 1821, died at Fort Collins, Col., Oct. 23, 1904. 

On the 5th of June 1846, Mr. Wasson enlisted in Co. 
G, of the 1st Ohio Volunteers, for the Mexican war and 
served throughout the war. 

In 1857 the family moved to Henry County, 111., and 
later to Warren County, Iowa. In 1882 they moved to 

IX. JAMES PANGBURN, (William-Stephen) 
Of this son of William Pangburn no record can be found 
of his birth or death. He lived in Mason County, Ky., 


and died at a comparatively early age. He married Mary 
Fulton who died leaving their only child : — 
Margaret Pangburn. 

1. Margaret Pangburn, born May 3, 1813, died 
She married July 17, 1834, Alexander Mower, 

born July 22, 1809, died July 6, 1839, leaving a son :- 

1. Alexander Mower, who went to Texas in 1861. 
She later married Calvin Holton of Mason County, 

Ky. By this union were born : — 

2. Mary Huston Holton.. Born July, 1849, died 1893 


3. James F. Holton Born Oct. 20, 1850, married 

June 15, 1894, Elizabeth A. 
Hanna. Residents of Dover, 

X. SAMUEL PANGBURN, (William-Stephen) 
was born at the home on the Shenango river, in what is 
now Mercer County, Pa., March 20, 1788, during the few 
years that his parents lived in that section. 

He died in Brown County, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1849. He 
married, first in Allegheny County, Pa., August 8, 1810, 
Mary Robins, born Feb. 11, 1790, died in Brown County, 
Ohio, Aug. 23, 1830, without issue. 

He married again Jan. 10, 1831, Mary Thompson, 
born May 27, 1802, died Sept. 4, 1852, a daughter of 



William and Agnes Thompson of Mercer County, Pa. 
Later residents of Brown County, Ohio. 
They had the following children : — 

1. William T. Pangburn Born Mar. 21, 1833, 

died Jan. 4, 1848. 

2. Lines Pangburn 

3. John Pangburn Born Dec. 8, 1835, 

died Aug. 28, 1836. 

4. Elizabeth Pangburn 

5. Margaret Pangburn 

6. Samuel Pangburn 

7. Stephen Randolph Pangburn . Born Feb. 18, 1845, 

died Sept. 20, 1854. 
It was the good fortune of the writer to see four of 
the sons of William and Hannah Pangburn together and 
to hear them recount the experiences of their youth. 
These were: John, William, Lines, and Samuel.. John 
lying helpless in bed with rheumatism forgot for the 
time his aches and pains and joined in the cheerful con- 
versation. They were all men of large frame, stalwart 
and powerful, and, with the exception of John, pious 
Christian men. 

Samuel, the subject of this short memoir, was noted 
for uncommon energy in his work and business affairs, 
and as a consequence accumulated much property. For 
many years he extensively engaged in the cooperage busi- 
ness, as well as farming and milling, besides making 
occasional trips to New Orleans with flatboats of pro- 
visions. His home life was unusually happy, and he was 
devoted to his wife and children. As before noted he 




died in 1849, his wife survived him only a few years, and 
was buried by his side in the old Red Oak cemetery, 
Brown County, Ohio. 


2. Lines Pangburn, born Sept. 20, 1833, married 
Feb. 10, 1879, Mary Ann Robb, born March 2, 1834, a 
daughter of David and Martha Robb of Lewis County, 
Ky. They have no family. 

4. Elizabeth Pangburn, born July 3, 1837, died 
Dec. 15, 1862. She married in 1856 Dr. A. N. Wylie, a 
physician of Ripley, Ohio. She left no family. 

5. Margaret Pangburn, born July, 16, 1839, died 
Sept. 2, 1867, unmarried. She was a graduate of Hills- 
boro Female College and a member of the Presbyterian 
church. She went to Adrian County, Missouri, in 1867 
with her brothers, Lines and Samuel, and died there. 
She was buried at Maplewood cemetery, Ripley, Ohio. 
Miss Pangburn was a most estimable woman and is lov- 
ingly remembered by all who knew her. 

6. Samuel Pangburn, born Sept. 19, 1841, died at 
Maysville, Ky., Oct. 4, 1900. He married, June 14, 1870, 
in Adrian County, Mo., Elma J. Keep, born in Illinois, 
Oct. 28, 1851, a daughter of Charles H. and Mary Keep, 
then of Adrian County, Mo. 

Dr. Pangburn after attending school at the O. W. U. 
at Delaware, Ohio, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 
took up the study of medicine. Before he could complete 


the course the Civil war broke out and he at once enlisted 
May, 1861, and a little later his company was assigned 
to the 12th Reg. O. V. In ft. He was chosen 1st ser- 
geant and shared the perils and hardships of his com- 
rades for more than three years. 

Besides many smaller engagements, he fought in the 
battles of Second Bull Run, South Mountain, and Antie- 

After being mustered out he again took up the study 
of medicine, graduating at a medical college in Cincin- 
nati, and later at Belleview Medical College, New York 

For twenty years he practiced his profession at Perry, 
Iowa, and for the last ten years of his life at Maysville, 
Ky., where he was greatly esteemed and his death much 
lamented, especially by the poor, to whom his services 
were always rendered, day or night, without, in many 
instances, any expectation of recompense. He was a 
cheerful, sunny, lovable man, who wore himself out in 
labor for others. 


They had the following children : — 

Charles Lines Pangburn . . . Born Feb. 2, 1873, 

died Feb. 21, 1875. 
Edward Verner Pangburn . Born Oct. 12, 1874, 

died July 2, 1877. 
Samuel Elbert Pangburn, born July 24, 1877, mar- 
ried June 6, 1901, Mary Lou. Fitch, and have the follow- 
ing children. 

Helen Fitch Pangburn Born Dec. 20, 1904. 

Samuel Lines Pangburn ... Born Sept. 21, 1906. 



Harry K. Pangburn, born Mar. 27, 1879, a graduate 
of Rush Medical College, Chicago, is practicing medicine 
in Mexico. 

phen) the youngest member of the family of William 
and Hannah Pangburn, was born in Allegheny County, 
Pa., about 1790, after the return of his parents from 
Mercer County. 

He died about 1864 at Metropolis, Massac County, 111. 
He probably went with the others to Brown County, Ohio, 
and from there to southern Illinois about 1836. 

He was twice married but the name of his first wife 
and the mother of his children is not certainly known. 
Late in life he married Mrs. Fannie Horner, who died 
at Metropolis about 1860. 

We have information of the following children: — 

James Pangburn Died 1861. 

Samuel Pangburn .... Died . 

John Pangburn Went to Aksansas about 


Chapter VII. 


THAT portion of Allegheny County, Pa., lying be- 
tween the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers, 
formerly known as the " Forks " or " Forks of the 
Yough," has the distinction of being not only one of the 
earliest settlements, but was also for many years the most 
populous section of Western Pennsylvania. 

While it is true no settlements could be legally made 
here until the spring of 1769, still the fact remains that 
several years before that time many hardy adventurers 
had come here, and had built their cabins in the unbroken 
forest, there biding the time which they knew would soon 
come when the Indian would again give up his rights to 
another great territory to his white brother. 

In course of time this became " Old Elizabeth Town- 
ship " of Allegheny County, now subdivided into the 
townships of Lincoln, Elizabeth, and Forward. 

Among the early settlers of the present Forward 
Township were quite a number of families from New 
Jersey, who commenced to come here as early as 1766; 
in a few years they formed quite a community made up 


of kindred, neighbors and friends, principally from Mon- 
mouth and Middlesex Counties. Of these were the 
Walls, Applegates, Storers, Pierces, Ketchams, Imlays, 
Pangburns, and others. This was known as the " Jersey 
Settlement," a name that is still more or less familiar to 
the people of the present day. 

Of course their young people married ; but as a usual 
thing the young man in seeking a wife went no further 
than to the home of his next neighbor, with the result 
of many snarls of relationship for the genealogist to 
untangle. However, it is only intended here, to show 
very briefly the line of descent, and the connection of 
some of these people in later years with the Pangburn 
family, as noted in this record. 


The Wall family was represented in the Jersey Settle- 
ment by two brothers, Walter and James, whom the 
records show came here as early as 1766. 

Their ancestry is traced to Walter Wall the emigrant, 
who came to America from near London, England, in 
1643. He with a number of others settled on Long Island 
where they founded the town of Gravesend, and where 
they remained some twenty years or more. About 1665 
he and a number of his townsmen came to East Jersey 
where they purchased from the proprietors a large body 
of land, embracing a part of the present counties of Mon- 
mouth and Middlesex. 

Walter Wall was a man of prominence in this com- 
munity. It is noted that this colony fairly and honorably 


purchased from the Indians these lands, each settler pay- 
ing his proportion. 

Garret Wall, one of the sons of Walter, is also prom- 
inently mentioned in the records of Middletown and 
Shrewsbury (Freehold). He and his wife were mem- 
bers of the Baptist church at Middletown, said to have 
been the first Baptist society in New Jersey. 

The brothers, Walter and James, who came to west- 
ern Pennsylvania were great grandsons of the emigrant 
Walter Wall, and sons of James Wall and his wife 
Hannah Storer, who lived and died in Monmouth County, 
New Jersey. 

Walter Wall married in New Jersey, about 1760, 
Alice (Elsa) Applegate, a sister of Benjamin and William 
Applegate, who also came to the Jersey Settlement. 

The old home is now owned by William Mayhugh, 
senior. There this couple spent their lives, and were 
buried in the family burial ground on the farm. 

They had children : — 

1. James Wall who married Naomi Wall, a daughter 

of James Wall. 

2. Isaac Wall, who married Mary Maxwell, and second 

Margaret Smith. 

3. John Wall, who married Mary Wilson. 

4. Hannah Wall. 

5. Elizabeth Wall who married Nov. 10, 1793, Stephen 

Pangburn, and after his death married again, Sept. 
9, 1799, Job Egbert. She died at Georgetown, 
Brown Co., Ohio, May 10, 1850. 


6. Rebecca Wall, who married Feb. 18, 1803, Joseph 
McClure, a son of Andrew and Margaret (Barnet) 
McClure of Mifflin Township, Allegheny Co., Pa. 
She died in Brown County, Ohio, May 24, 1850. 

James Wall took up a tract of land adjoining 
that of his brother Walter. He married Catherine Van- 
eman and had the following family: 

1. Naomi Wall, who married James Wall, son of 

Walter Wall. 

2. Mary Wall, who married James Applegate, a son 

of Benjamin and Rebecca (Wall) Applegate. 

3. Walter Wall, who married Elizabeth Applegate, a 

daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Applegate. 
Walter Wall bought a Revolutionary land warrant 
for a large tract of land in southern Ohio, and 
went to Brown Co., before 1802. They had a 
large family, and many of the descendants are 
still in that vicinity, but we will only note that a 
son, James H. Wall, born 1802, in Brown County, 
Ohio, married Mary, oldest daughter of Lines 
Pangburn, and had five children. He died April 
6, 1830. His widow later married James McKee. 

4. William Wall, who married Alice Applegate, a 

daughter of William and Catherine (Wiggins) 
Applegate. This family also went to Brown Co., 
Ohio. William Wall died, leaving several children. 
Their son James Wall, married Rebecca Pang- 
burn, oldest daughter of William Pangburn of this 
record. The widow of William Wall later mar- 
ried John T. Parker, of Trumbull Co., Ohio. 


5. Garret Wall, who married Mary Sparks, and second 

Mary Watson. Garret Wall was the grandfather 
of John Sutton Wall of Harrisburg, Pa. Mr. Wall 
has given much time to genealogical research in 
the lines of the Wall and Applegate families. 

6. Nicholas Wall, who married Rebecca Ketcham. 

7. Andrew Wall, who married Rachael Ferree. 

8. Hannah Wall, who married Isaac Ferree. 


A family of English origin, whose colonial history is 
contemporaneous with that of the Walls. 

Benjamin Applegate. He with several brothers 
and others of the same name came from New Jersey, and 
were among the earliest in the new settlement. He had 
married in New Jersey, Rebecca Wall, a sister of the 
Wall brothers, Walter and James. 

Benjamin Applegate took up a tract of about 400 
acres of land, on which he lived and where he died. 
They had a large family, but as they do not enter into 
the Pangburn connection, no further note of them is made 

William Applegate, a brother of Benjamin had 
married in New Jersey, Catherine Wiggins. They lived 
on lands adjoining the property of Benjamin. 
Of their family we only note : 
1. Alice Applegate, who married W T illiam Wall, a son 
of James Wall, and later married John T. Parker, 
of Trumbull Co., Ohio. 


2. Elizabeth Applegate, who married William Pang- 

burn, and went to Clark Co., Ind. 

3. Rebecca Applegate, who married Lines Pangburn, 

and went to Brown Co., Ohio. 

Daniel Applegate. The exact relationship between 
this member of the Applegate family and those we have 
noted, has not been determined. He was among the early 
families who came from New Jersey and was a promin- 
ent member of the Jersey settlement. 

He had married in New Jersey, Mrs. Elizabeth Har- 
vey-Brown. They had the following family: 

1 Frederick Brown Born December 1, 1759. 

2 John Applegate Born February 11, 1764. 

3 George Applegate Born November 10, 1765. 

4 Aaron Applegate Born April 30, 1768. 

5 Isaac Applegate Born February 21, 1773. 

6 Elizabeth Applegate. . . .Born April 1, 1775, married 

Walter Wall and went to 
Brown Co., Ohio as already 

7 Rachael Applegate Born June 8, 1777. 

8 Hannah Applegate Born May 15, 1780. 

4. Aaron Applegate of the above, married, 1787, 
Mary Taylor, a daughter of William Taylor of the same 
vicinity. He died May 29, 1848. His wife died June 8, 
1840. Both are buried at Taylor's cemetery, Forward 

They had children : 

1 Elizabeth Applegate Born February 3, 1788. 

2 Jesse Applegate Born January 28, 1793. 


3 Lucy Applegate Born May 7, 1794. 

4 Daniel Applegate Born December 25, 1799. 

5 Hannah Applegate Born December 2, 1801. 

6 Sarah Applegate Born December 20, 1803. 

7 Mary Applegate Born March 18, 1806. 

8 Aaron H. Applegate... Born January 26, 1808. 

9 Ellenor Applegate Born May 9, 1811. 

1. Elizabeth Applegate of the above, born Febru- 
ary 3, 1788, died May 4, 1827. She married 1806, James 
McClure born, August 6, 1781, died March 8, 1861. Both 
are buried at Taylor's grave yard, Forward Township. 


John Hill, the earliest known ancestor of this family, 
was born in County Down, Ulster, Ireland, about 1747. 
He came to America when a youth, together with other 
members of the family, who at the beginning of the Revo- 
lutionary war were residents of Lancaster County, Pa. 

In the spring of 1776 John Hill enlisted in Captain 
Peter Grubb's company of the Pennsylvania Rifle Regt., 
under command of Colonel Samuel Miles. At the battle 
of Long Island, August 27, 1776, this command suffered 
severely, and many were captured by the British, includ- 
ing their Colonel. After the capture of Colonel Miles, 
the command of the remainder of the battalion devolved 
on Lieut. Colonel Daniel Brodhead, later Colonel of the 
Eighth Pennsylvania. 

It is a family tradition that John Hill was for a time 
a prisoner of war in the hands of the British, and that 

he used to tell his children of the many hardships he and 
his comrades endured at their hands. 

He re-enlisted for a three-year term of service and 
joined the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment in New Jersey 
then under the command of Colonel Daniel Brodhead. 

The Eighth Regiment was raised in western Penn- 
sylvania, for the protection of the frontier ; but in Decem- 
ber 1776, they were ordered by the Continental Congress 
to march to New Jersey and join the hard pressed army 
of General Washington. The Eighth Pennsylvania, en- 
camped on the Allegheny river, was the most distant com- 
mand summoned to the support of the patriot cause. 

The trying march of more than 300 miles in the dead 
of winter was begun on January 6, 1777, and after incred- 
ible hardships reached Philadelphia in the later part of 
February, and in a short time joined the American forces 
in northern New Jersey. As a result of their terrible 
privations, many died, among others, their commander, 
Colonel Aeneas Mackay of Pittsburg. 

The regiment passed the winter of 1777-78 at Valley 
Forge, and the following summer after a long detour up 
the Susquehanna river to protect the inhabitants against 
the Indians, the command again took up the long march 
over the mountains to Fort Pitt. 

John Hill came with the regiment to western Penn- 
sylvania, which may account for his returning here in 
later years. 

After the war, he married Nancy and went 

with others of his people to White Deer Valley and settled 
near the town of Milton, Lycoming Co., Pa. Here all 
his children were born. After the death of his wife, about 

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1812 he and all the family except his daughter Nancy, 
who had married there, came to what is now Forward 
Township, Allegheny Co., where he died August 11, 1834. 
He is buried at Round Hill Presbyterian church. 
They had the following children : 

1 Margaret Hill.... Married Stephen Davis. 

2 Elizabeth Hill. .. .Died unmarried. 

3 Nancy Hill Married Robert Maffet. 

4 Mary Hill Married Dempsy. 

5 Sarah Hill Married George W. Ramsey. 

6 Rebecca Hill Married Elijah Kerr. 

7 John Hill Married Charlotte Wilson. 

8 Annie Hill Married George McKinley. 

9 Susan Hill Married Isaac Pangburn . 

10 Samuel Hill Married Margaret Laughlin. 



Frederick Warren, was a pioneer settler of Franklin 
Township, Adams Co., Pa. He died Feb. 1801, and was 
buried on his farm in Buchanan Valley. He was survived 
by his wife Mary and eight sons: 

1 Thomas Warren Born Oct. 5, 1770. 

2 Edward Warren Born 1774, died Sept. 1855. 

3 Isaac Warren Born 1779, died July 7, 1867 

4 William Warren 

5 Joseph Warren 

6 David Warren 

7 John Warren 

8 Frederick Warren Jr. 

Of the above family, Edward, Isaac, and David, re- 
mained in Adams County where they have many descend- 

William lived near Steubenville, Ohio, John is said to 
have gone to Kentucky, Frederick and his mother came 
to Pittsburg, where she died. He then went farther west. 
Joseph lived at West Newton, Pa., where he died 1856. 

1.— Thomas Warren, born Oct. 5, 1770, died at his 
home in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny Co., Pa., June 6, 

He married first in Adams County, Sarah Davis, who 
died Feb. 17, 1806, leaving a son. 

1 William Warren Born July 25, 1804, married 

Mary Davis. 
He married second, July 2, 1807, Mrs. Rebecca Dent 
Noble, of Prince George's County, Maryland, who died 
June 3, 1843. 

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By this marriage was born : 

2 John Warren Born May 10, 1808, married 

Mary Guffey. 

3 Shepperd Warren Born Dec. 5, 1809, married 

Mary Hurley. 

4 David Warren Born March 10, 1811, mar- 

ried Eliza McGuire. 

5 Clement Baden Warren. Born Dec. 25, 1812, mar- 

ried Susan M. McLaughlin. 

6 Perry Decatur Warren. Born May 7, 1816, mar- 

ried Elizabeth Hollingshead 

7 Thomas Warren Jr Born May 8, 1818, died 

January 23, 1833. 
Captain Thomas Warren took a prominent part in the 
late Indian wars, and commanded a volunteer company of 
cavalry at the battle of Tippecanoe under General Harri- 
son. At the opening of hostilities with England in 1812, 
this company entered the service of the United States, 
and served in the Northwestern Army under General 
Harrison from Oct. 2, 1812 to April 2, 1813. 

4. David Warren, born March 10, 1811, died at his 
home in Forward Township, Allegheny Co., Pa., Decem- 
ber 13, 1865. 

He married January 1, 1839, Eliza D. McGuire, a 
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Luker) McGuire, of 
West Newton, Pa., born March 19, 1820, died August 
13, 1895. 

They had children : 

Samuel H. Warren Born January 18, 1840, 

married Annie Lutes. 

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Mary J. Warren Born June 17, 1844, died 

April 18, 1869. 

Rebecca Olive Warren, 

Minerva Belle Warren. 

. Born Oct. 28, 1848, mar- 
ried C. P. McClure. 
.Born Jan. 21, 1852, mar- 
ried Clarence H. Mc- 
Clure. Died January 19,