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Residence of Morris L. Hallowell Frontispiece 

ann longstreth hallowell 20 

morris l. hallowell 24 

hannah penrose hallowell 28 

Joshua longstreth hallowell 38 


Charles Hallowell 44 

Elmira R. Stephens Hallowell 44 

Amanda E. Hallowell 51 

William Penrose Hallowell 55 

Residence of William Penrose hallowell 57 

Richard price hallowell 59 

Residence of Richard Price Hallowell 60 

Brevet Brig. Gen. Edward Needles Hallowell 63 

Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell 70 

Residence of Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell 72 

Charles Morris Walton 76 

Maj. James Morris Walton 81 




coat of arms of the longstreth family 116 

the longstreth homestead 132 

Joshua Longstreth 136 

Coat of ar,v\s of the Penrose Family 145 

William Penrose 158 

ANNAH Norwood Penrose 160 

annah Norwood Penrose at the age of about 17 162 

The PENROSE Homestead 167 

Thomas Norwood Penrose i6g 

Norwood Penrose 175 

THOMAS neall Penrose, medical inspector, U. S. N. 181 

Mary Hathaway Needles 207 

RuBENAH Williams 214 

Catherine Dougherty 218 



In presenting this volume to the several members 
of the Hallovvell family belonging to the branch of 
which the author is a member, he wishes to impress 
upon their minds that he does not claim for it any 
literary merit, but merely in a plain, matter-of-fact 
manner has attempted to record the names, marriages, 
births, and deaths, in succession from the earliest 
ancestor who emigrated to this country, down to the 
present time, 1893, together with a few reminiscences, 
incidents, memoirs, etc. To those who have never 
made genealogy a study, this may seem a compara- 
tively easy task. From the outset the compiler is met 
with an array of careless errors and omissions on the 
part of some of the Recorders of "Ye olden time." 
These mistakes occur more frequently in the dates of 
deaths, etc. For example, an old record would state 
that a death occurred on a certain day of the month, 
whilst on the tombstone another date would be given. 
In every instance where a difference has been found, 
either in the name or otherwise, a search has been 
instituted and, where it was possible, the correction 


made. The writer does not claim to be infallible, but 
the statements set forth in this record are as correct 
as can be made with the data he had to compile from. 
For the interest manifested and assistance ren- 
dered by his mother, Hannah Penrose Hallowell, many 
thanks are due. To Sarah Catherine Fraley Hallowell, 
for kind words of encouragement and numerous rem- 
iniscences of by-gone days, the author is especially in- 
debted. For much valuable information and assistance 
in making researches, correcting errors, etc., Joseph M. 
Truman, Jr., Recorder of the monthly meeting of 
Friends, held at Race Street, Philadelphia, is entitled 
to much credit, for which a grateful acknowledgment 
is hereby tendered to him. That the perusal of the 
pages of this book may prove interesting, not only to 
the present but to the generations to come, and that 
some one may be found willing to continue his labors 
after he is at rest, is the sincere desire of 

\v. P. H. 
Pliiladclpliij, jiJi nioiitli ist, i8g^. 



THE name of Hallowell is an ancient one. Just when, 
where, and how it originated the author's limited 
opportunities do not permit his finding out. It is written 
that a Captain Benjamin Hallowell fought under Admiral 
Nelson in the Battle of the Nile, in the year 1798, and 
was one of his most trusted officers. He was as ec- 
centric as he was brave, in the Battle of the Nile he 
commanded the Swiftsiire, seventy-four guns. In that 
action the French Admiral's ship. Orient, was blown up. 
Part of the Orient's mainmast was picked up by the 
Swiftsiire. "Captain Hallowell" writes Robert Southey 
in his life of Nelson, "ordered his carpenter to make 
a coffin of it. The iron as well as wood was taken from 
the wreck of the same ship. It was finished as well and 
handsomely as the workman's skill and materials would 
permit, and Hallowell then sent it to the Admiral with 
the following letter: — 'Sir, I have taken the liberty 
of presenting you a coffin made from the mainmast of 
L'Oriejit, that when you have finished your military 
career in this world you may be buried in one of your 
trophies. But that that period may be far distant is the 
earnest wish of yoursincere friend, Benjamin Hallowell.' 


"An offering so strange, and yet so suited to the 
occasion was received by Nelson in the spirit with 
which it was sent. As if he felt it good tor him, now 
that he was at the summit of his wishes, to have death 
before his eyes, he ordered the coffm to be placed 
upright in his cabin. Such a piece of furniture, how- 
ever, was more suitable to his own feelings than to 
those of his guests and attendants ; and an old favorite 
servant entreated him so earnestly to let it be removed, 
that at length he consented to have the coffm carried 
below ; but he gave strict orders that it should be 
safely stowed, and reserved for the purpose for which 
its brave and worthy donor had designed it." 

Captain Hallowell's father came to this country, 
but returned to England from Hallowell, Maine. An- 
other member of the family changed his name to 
Boylston, and lived in Boston on the fortune which 
came with the name. 

in Sabine's "Loyalists of American Revolution " 
we read as follows: — 

"Robert Hallowell of Boston. Comptroller of 
the Customs, in office early in life ; and Collector of 
the Customs at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, before the 
age of twenty-five. He arrived at Boston, from Lon- 
don, in 1764, and entered upon his duties as Comp- 
troller. The next year a mob surrounded his elegant 
house in Hanover Street, tore down his fences, broke 
his windows, and forcing the doors at last, destroyed 


furniture, stole money, scattered books and papers, 
and drank of the wines in the cellar to drunkenness. 

"When the port of Boston was shut, June ist, 
1774, he removed his office to Plymouth. In 1775 he was 
an Addresser of Gage ; and the year following, with 
his family of five persons, he accompanied the British 
Army to Halifax, in 1778 he was proscribed and ban- 
ished. He went to England and settled at Bristol. 
The executor of his own father, and of his wife's 
father, he came to the United States in 1788 and in 
1790, on business. In 1792 he moved to Boston with 
his family, and lived in the homestead, Batterymarch 
Street, which because of his mother's life interest had 
not been confiscated. He was kindly received by 
former friends, and became intimate with some distin- 
guished Whigs. In 1 8 16, infirm and failing in health, he 
went to Gardiner, Maine, to reside with his son, and 
died there April, 1818, in his seventy-ninth year. His 
wife was Hannah, daughter of Dr. Sylvester Gardiner. 

"Benjamin Hallowell, a brother of Robert, was 
also Commissioner of the Customs. In early life he 
commanded a small armed vessel. The Commissioners 
were extremely obnoxious ; and when Mr. Hallowell 
accepted in addition the office of Mandamus Councillor, 
he became an object of special indignation. In July, 
1776, he sailed for England in the ship, Aston Hall. 
While at Halifax he said in a letter, ' If I can be of the 
least service to either Army or Navy, 1 will stay in 


America until this Rebellion is subdued.' It appears 
from another letter that he frequently tendered himself 
to the Commander-in-Chief, without success." 

It is highly probable that neither Robert nor 
Benjamin Hallowell, on account of their habits and 
professions, was a connection of those ancestors whose 
names are recorded in this volume. Our earliest 
knowledge of the latter is that they were Quakers, 
hailing from Nottinghamshire, England, about the year 
1682, settling first at Darby, Pa., and afterward 
moving to Abington, Pa., where a large percentage of 
their descendants have always made their home. At 
this date (1893) Abington's population is largely made 
up of Hallowells. From the records of the monthly 
meeting of Friends (Hicksite branch) there is little to 
be learned respecting them further than the dates of 
marriages and deaths, and that in the grave-yard 
adjoining the meeting-house, 

" Each in his narrow cell forever laid, 

The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. 

"The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, 

The swallow twitt'ring from the straw-built shed, 
The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, 
No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed. 

" For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, 
Or busy housewife ply her evening care ; 
No children run to lisp their sire's return. 
Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. 


" Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, 

Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke: 
How jocund did they drive their team afield ! 
How bow'd the woods beneath their sturdy stroke ! 

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" Far from the madd'ing crowd's ignoble strife, 
Their sober wishes never learned to stray ; 
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life 
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way." 

Some few of their descendants have found spiritual 
comfort in worshipping with other religious denomina- 
tions, but the majority have remained steadfast in the 
faith of their forefathers, that of Friends or Quakers. 

As far as can be ascertained, the Hallowells were 
anti-slavery in their views, although it is said that 
some of them did hold slaves. It is more than proba- 
ble they were merely bound or indentured servants. 
In politics, as a rule, they were Whigs and in later 
years Republicans. Occasionally one will be met with 
who advocates Free Trade and other false doctrines, 
emanating from out the "Rum, Romanism and Re- 
bellion" party. These instances are exceptional, 



[Fi'om the PhilaJclphia Pirss.] 

F^ID you ever stop to think how many male and female 
-*— ^ ancestors were required to bring you into the world? Let 
us reason together on this subject and see if we cannot prove it 
to be a most curious and interesting theme to write and talk 
about. First, it was very necessary that you should have a 
father and a mother— that makes two human beings. Each of 
them must have had a father and a mother, that makes four more 
human beings. Then, again, each of these four had a father and 
a mother, making eight more representatives of God's greatest 
handiwork. So we go on back to the birth of Christ, or through 
fifty-six generations in all. The result of such a calculation, 
which can be made in a few minutes, will show that 139,235,017,- 
489,534,976 births must have taken place in order to bring you 
into this world. Yes, you who read these lines. All this, too, 
since the beginning of the Christian era, not since the beginning 
of time, by any means. According to Proctor, if from a single 
pair for 5,000 years each husband and wife had married at 21 
years of age and there had been no deaths, the population of the 
earth would now be 2,199, 9i5. followed by 144 ciphers. Verily, 
the human mind shrinks from contemplating such immense 




1. John and Mary Sharpe Hallowell emigrated to 
Darby, Pennsylvania, from Hucl<no\v, Parish of Sut- 
ton, Nottinghamshire, England, bringing a Quatcer 
certificate dated 12th month 19th, 1682. (Mary was 
a daughter of Thomas Sharpe.) They afterward re- 
moved to Abington, Pa. It is presumed that John 
Hallowell was an agriculturist. The records of the 
Abington meeting show that he was twice married. 
His first wife's name was Sarah, by whom he had one 

2-A* John, born in England, 12th mo. 8th, 1672. 

The date of his marriage with Mary is not given. 

They had nine children : 

2-1 Sarah, born in England, 12th mo. 26th, 1677. 

2-2 Thomas, 

2-3 Mary, 

2-4 John, 

2-5 Elizabeth, 

2-6 Hannah, 

2-7 Samuel, 

2-8 Benjamin, 

2-g Jane, 

" ist mo. 6th, 1679. 

Qth mo. i8th, 1681. 
America, 2d mo. loth, 1685. 
" ist mo. 7th, 1687. 

" icth mo. 12th, i68g. 

" 2d mo. 25th, 1692. 
" loth mo. 31st, 1694. 

8th mo. 17th, 1696. 

*See Note No. 9, Appendix 



2-2. Thomas Hallovvell, son of John (\) and 
Mary Hallovvell, born in England, ist month 6th, 1679 ; 
died 12th month 14th, 1734. Married at Darby, Pa., 
in 1702, Rosamond Till, who died 6th month 13th, 1745. 
They lived at Abin^zton, Pa. 
Ten children : 

3-10 John, born ist mo. iith, 1703. 

3-11 Mary, " gth mo. 7th, 1705. 

_, 3-12 Thomas, " 3d mo. 27th, 1706. '■^ 

3-13 William, " 6th mo. ist, 1707. 

3-14 Rosamond, " 5th mo. 24th, 1709. 

3-15 Elizabeth, " 12th mo. 14th, 171 1. 

3-16 Sarah, " ist mo. 15th, 1714. 

3-17 Thomas, 2d," 3d mo. 12th, 1715. 

3-18 Samuel, " 3d mo. 12th, 1717. 

3-ig Joseph, " gth mo. 23d, 1719. 

Thomas and Rosamond Till Hallowell's remains 
were interred in Friends' burying-ground at Abington. 
Their daughter, Elizabeth Hallowell, born 12th month 
14th, 171 1, married at Abington, 8th month 26th, 1730, 
Daniel Dawson, hatter at Abington. They removed 
to Philadelphia, taking certificate from former to latter 


meeting, dated 5th month 31st, 1742, for themselves 
and daughter Deborah. Abington records, as copied 
for the Pennsylvania Historical Society, say John 
Dawson, wife, and daughter Deborah, but Philadel- 
phia meeting records show that it was Daniel who was 
received on this certificate. 

Daniel Dawson made a will, dated nth month 
23d, 1744, and proved 3d month 3d, 1745, disposing 
of a good estate of houses, etc. The record is that 
he died 3d month ist, 1745. 
They had seven children : 

Mary, Daniel, 2d, 

Daniel, Rosamond, married Green, 

Deborah, Mary, 2d, " Thomson. 




3-13. William Hallovvell, son of Thomas (2-2) 
and Rosamond Till Hallowell, was born 6th month ist, 
1707; died 8th month 23d, 1794. He was a brother to 
Elizabeth Hallowell, who married Daniel Dawson. 
(See 2-2.) 

His first wife was Margaret Tyson, who died 4th 
month 4th, 1752, aged 43 years, i month and 17 days. 
Interred in Friends' burying-ground at Abington. 
Children :* 

4-A Thomas, 4-G David, 

4-B Rosamond, 4-H Mary, 

4-C Matthew, 4-I Isaac, 

4-D William, 4-J John, 2d, 

4-E John, 4-K John, 3d, 

4-F R\near, 4-L Joshua. 

The dates of births of the above-named children 
are to be found in the records of Friends' meeting at 

The records of Abington monthly meeting show 
that Agnes Shoemaker, second wife of William Hallo- 
well, was born 3d month 19th, 17 16, and died 3d month 

*See Note No. 9, Appendix 


31st, 1782, aged 65 years, 10 months and i day, and 
was interred in Friends' burying-ground. Married at 
Abington, 1754. 

Agnes Shoemaker was a daughter of Peter Shoe- 
maker, whose family came from Cresheim, Germany, 
and settled at Germantown in 1683. 

Peter Shoemaker's brother George also settled in 
Germantown ; his wife was named Sarah, daughter of 
Richard Wall, or Wain. Peter and George Shoe- 
maker's father was named George, who died at sea. 
Children of William and Agnes : 

4-20 Daniel, born 12th mo. i8th, 1754. 

4-21 Caleb, " nth mo. 21st, 1756. 

4-22 Joseph, " 5th mo. ist, 1759. 

4-23 Sarah, " 7th mo. 12th, 1761. 



A-2.\. Caleb Hallowell, son of William (3-13) 
and Agnes Shoemaker Hallowell, was born nth month 
2ist, 1756; died ist month 6th, 1829. 

First wife, Priscilla Tyson. 

Second wife, Mary Waterman, married 7th month 
26th, 1792, daughter of Isaac Waterman. 

Third wife, Mary Child. 

Caleb and Priscilla Tyson Hallowell's marriage 
certificate, now in possession of Susan Morris Hal- 
lowell 1 7-50), reads as follows : 

"Caleb Hallowell, of the Township of Cheltenham, 
County of Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, 
farmer, son of William Hallowell, of the same place, 
and Priscilla Tyson, daughter of Rynear Tyson of Ab- 
ington Township, County and Province aforesaid," 

The marriage took place at Abington meeting- 
house, loth month 15th, 1778. 

Rynear Tyson's wife was a daughter of Isaac 
Cleaver, married loth month 14th, 1760. His father's 
name was Peter Tyson. 


From the foregoing we learn that at this date 
(1778) Philadelphia county embraced a large part, if 
not all, of what is now Montgomery county. It was 
not until the year 1784 that Montgomery county was 
organized. Bucks county, which adjoins Montgomery, 
was one of the original counties formed by William 
Penn in 1682. 

Children of Caleb and Priscilla Tyson Hallowell : 
5-24 Charles Tyson, born 2d mo. 28th, 1780; died 
7th mo. 3d, i82g. Married Ann Longstreth, 
10th mo. 9th, i8c6. 
5-25 Chalkley, born 12th mo. i8th, 1781. Married 
Susan Fisher. 
Children of Caleb and Mary Waterman Hallowell ■/•' 
5-A Isaac, born 5th mo. 14th, 1793. Married Louisa 

5-B Abigail, born 5th mo. 21st, 1796; died in her 

1 6th year. 
5-C Agnes, born 12th mo. 23d, 1799; died 5th mo. 

23d, 1870. Married John Smith. 
5-D Mary, born 12th mo. ist, 1805. Married Joshua 
W. Pusey, 5th mo. 5th, 1831, who died 2d 
mo., 1835. 
5-E Jane Shoemaker, born 7th mo. 26th, 1807 ; died 
3d mo. 2ist, 1878. 
There-appears to be no record of Caleb Hallowell's 
third marriage, to Mary Child. No children. 

*See Note No. 9, Appendix. 



5-24. Charles Tyson Hallowell, son of Caleb 
and Priscilla Tyson Hallowell, was born-'' 2d month 
28th, 1780. Married loth month gth, 1806, at Friends' 
meeting-house, Abington, Montgomery county, Pa., Ann 
Longstreth, born 2d month 12th, 1784 ; died of general 
debility, 5th month 26th, 1868, at her residence. No. 
1807 Spruce street, Philadelphia. Her remains were in- 
terred in the lot of her son, Morris L. Hallowell, South 
Laurel Hill. She was a daughter of Joseph Longstreth, 
who was born loth month nth, 1744; died 5th month 
i8th, 1803; buried at Horsham; married 4th month 
i6th, 1772, Susannah Morris, born 7th month 23d, 1746; 
died 8th month 28th, 1814; was daughter of Joshua and 
Mary Morris, of Abington. They settled in Southamp- 
ton township, Bucks county, Pa., near the old home- 
stead. It was on Joseph Longstreth 's premises that 
Fitch, the inventor, first tried his steamboat. 

Charles Tyson and Ann Longstreth Hallowell made 
their home in Jenkintown, Montgomery county, Pa. 
His trade was that of a carpenter. He received the 

*See Note No. 4, Appendix 

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Ann Longstrkth Hali.owkll. 


appointment of Postmaster, and in connection with 
this, opened a place of business for the sale of general 
merchandise, such as is mostly found in country stores. 
Jn those days no stocl< was considered complete with- 
out having a plentiful supply of whisky on hand. 
There is no record to show how many years he con- 
tinued in business at Jenkintown, but his conscience 
not approving of selling spirituous liquors, somewhere 
about the year 181 2 he moved with his family to Phila- 
delphia, and became an importer of China and India 
silk goods; his store and residence being one and the 
same, located on Front street below Arch street. 

An old directory, published in the year 181 1, does 
not mention him, but in i8i3we find the name of 
■Charles Hallowell, storekeeper, No. 13 Church alley, 
and again in 18 19, Charles T. Hallowell, merchant. No. 
125 High street, residence No. 13 Church alley (same 
as before). In 1820 his residence is given as Eleventh 
street below Arch street. It is safe to presume that it was 
about the year 1812 when he moved to Philadelphia. 

He made a voyage to Canton, China, which was 
.looked upon at that date as a great undertaking, as it 
required six months to make the voyage out, and the 
same to return. A quaint looking little clock, now in 
possession of his grandson, Charles Eugene Hallowell 
(7-70;, which he presented to his wife before starting 
•on one of his journeys, is still in good preservation, 
.and keeps, even at this date, fairly good time. 


He died of consumption, at his residence, 7th month 
3d, 1829. His remains were interred in Friends 
Western burying-ground. Race and Sixteenth streets, 

Nine children : 

6-26 Priscilla, born gth mo. i8th, 1807 ; died 5th mo. 

gth, 1808. 
6-27 Morris Longstreth, born 8th mo. 14th, iScg; 

died 6th mo. i6th, 1880. 
6-28 Caleb, born 5th mo. 31st, 181 1 ; died 12th mo.gth, 
1846, at his mother's residence, No. i City 
Row, nth street above Race street, west side, 
interred at Friends' burying-ground, Fair Hill, 
Philadelphia. Unmarried. 
6-29 Susannah Morris, born 3d mo. i8th, 1813 ; died gth 

mo. 25th, 1846. Married William Walton. 
6-30 Maria, born 7th mo. 28th, 181 5 ; died 3d mo., 1816. 
6-31 Samuel Longstreth, born ist mo. loth, 1817 ; died 

4th mo. 27th, 1864. Married. 
6-32 Joshua Longstreth, born 3d mo. 31st, i8ig; died 

7th mo. 25th, 1873. Married. 
6-33 Charles, born 7th mo. 31st, 1821 ; died ist mo. 

2d, 1864. Married. 
6-34 Ann, born 2d mo. 23d, 1824; died icth mo., 1824. 



5-25. Chalkley Hallowell, son of Caleb (4-21 ) 
and Priscilhi Tyson Hallowell, was born 12th month 
1 8th, 1 78 1. Married Susan Fisher. 
Nine children : 

6-35 John, went to California when very young, and 

lias not been heard from since 1866. 
6-36 Samuel. 

6-37 Caleb W., married Mary Morris Tyson. 
6-38 Daniel Albert, married Catherine Josephine Monell. 
6-39 Amanda Emily, married Thomas Worthington 

6-40 Chalkley, unmarried, died of Cholera, at Louis- 
ville, Ky. 
6-41 Frank, unmarried, died from effects of going in to 

swim when overheated. 
6-42 Henry, unmarried, died of consumption. 
6-43 Edwin. 

All of the above-named children, with the excep- 
tion of John, are known to have died. 



6-27. Morris Longstreth Hallowell, born 8th 
month 14th, 1809, was a son of Charles Tyson (5-24) 
and Ann Longstreth Hallowell. His birthplace was 
Jenkintown, Montgomery county, Pa., a beautiful 
post village situated on the Old York road, about 
nine miles north of Philadelphia, The house in which 
he was born has long since been destroyed ; a store 
erected on its site stood on the west side of the main 
street of Jenkintown, opposite to an old hostelry kept 
by Cottman. It is still standing. 

Morris Longstreth Hallowell was educated at 
Friends' school at Westtown, Chester county, Pa. 
(Entered 7th month 21st, 1821.) His father died when 
he was nineteen years of age, leaving him almost the 
sole support of a mother, several brothers, and a 
sister. Succeeded to his father's business, that of 
China and India silk goods importer. Later formed a 
co-partnership with William Ashbridge under the firm 
name of Hallowell & Ashbridge, importers and jobbers 
of silks and dress goods. Wm. Ashbridge retiring, the 
firm name became Hallowell, Walton & Co., and upon 

Morris L. Hallowell. 


the death of William Walton was changed to Morris L. 
Hallowell & Co. McElroy's directory of 1837 has Hal- 
iowell, Ashbridge & Co., and in 1838 Hallowell, Walton 
& Co., which is about the date of the change. This 
was the foundation of that great house whose business 
extended throughout the entire West and South, and 
which stood pre-eminent for its liberalit)' and progress- 
ive spirit in all that tended to advance the interests of 
Philadelphia. The establishment of a line of first-class 
steamships to ply to Charleston and Savannah was in a 
large measure due to the efforts of Morris L. Hallowell. 
It is said on most excellent authority that \.\\q first meet- 
ing to organize the Pennsylvania Railroad Company 
was held in the parlors of his residence. No. 1417 Filbert 
street, within a few feet of where the Broad Street Sta- 
tion now stands; but there are no minutes on the books 
of the Company to verify this statement. For some 
time he served as one of its directors, throwing his 
heart and soul into building up — what it now is — the 
greatest and best managed railroad in the world. 

The Bank of North America, the oldest national 
banking institution in the country, claimed him as one 
of its directors for many years. 

Elected. Term of Office Ended. 

loth month 12th, 1843. loth month 8th, 1846. 

loth '* 15th, 1849. lOth " nth, 1852. 
ist " 2d, 1854. ist " 5th, 1857. 
I St " 2d, i860. ist " 7th, 1862. 


The organization of tlie Bank took place in nth 
month, 1781. The Ordinance of Incorporation passed 
by Congress, 12th month 31st, 1781, commencing 
operations on ist month 7th, 1782. Unlike other 
institutions of its kind throughout our country, the 
word "National" does not appear on its circulation, 
simply " The Bank of North America," exception being 
made by Congress, at the time the National Banking 
Act was passed, for the reason that its charter had 
been granted by a United States Congress. 

The records of the Religious Society of Friends, of 
which he was a member, show that at one time he 
took an active part in its temporal affairs. 

1844: Was one of a committee on necessitous 

1844-8: Was assistant clerk of Race street monthly 

1844: Appointed on a committee to confer with 
the other monthly meetings in regard to the subject 
of education, which resulted in the establishment of 
Friends' Central School. 

1845-49: One of a committee in charge of same. 

1845: Appointed trustee of meeting-house prop- 

1847: Was proposed as accounting warden, or, as 
Friends termed it, treasurer ; but declined. 

Nor did Morris L. Hailowell confine his efforts in 
doing good within the boundary lines of his own city; 


constant appeals being made to the generosity of liis 
firm to aid in works of charity, etc., throughout the 
South and West. It was mainly due to their efforts 
that the sum of thirty thousand dollars was raised for 
the relief of the sufferers at Norfolk, Va., at the time 
that city was visited 0855) with yellow fever. It may 
not be out of place to record the fact here that this 
Christian act was repaid''^ by a number of the "first 
families of Virginia" residing at Norfolk, by mobbing, 
with the intention of hanging, T. Russell Dawson, a 
junior member of the firm ; and again, at Atlanta, 
Ga., some of the "best citizens'' attempted the same 
act of violence on the person of Col. Thomas W. 
Sweney, another member, solely because the views 
entertained by Morris L. Hallowell and some others 
of the firm, on politics and slavery, did not coincide 
with their own. 

in 1861 the Rebellion for the perpetuation of 
slavery broke out in all its fury, and the wholesale 
repudiation by the Southern merchants of the debts due 
Northerners forced the house of Morris L Hallowell & 
Co. into liquidation ; the work of a lifetime was swept 
away, as it were, in a night. Dismayed, but not 
entirely disheartened, they set to work to reorganize 
their concern under the same firm name at 615 Chest- 
nut street. Some years later Mr. Hallowell resigned 
and went to New York, there entered into co-partner- 

*See Reniinisceuce No. 5, Appendix. 


ship with his son, Col. Norwood P. Hallowell (7-48), as 
wool commission merchants. 

Returned to Philadelphia about the year 1870, and 
in 1873 established the banking house of Hallowell & 
Co., at No. 33 South Third street. Was elected a 
member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, gth month 
3d, 1874. On 4th month 13th, 1875, his partner, 
Charles Hallowell (7-62), died. Mr. Hallowell con- 
tinued in the business the remainder of his life. After 
over half a century of toil and of doing good to others, 
living out in its fullest sense the maxim laid down by 
the late Hon. Joseph R. Chandler, "that it is the 
whole duty of man to live for his fellow-man," Morris 
L. Hallowell passed peacefully to rest on 6th month 
1 6th. 1880, aged 71 years. His death was caused by 
Bright's disease. The funeral took place from Media, 
Delaware county, Pa. His remains were interred at 
South Laurel Hill, Philadelphia. 

So far reference has been made to Morris L. Hal- 
lowell only as a business man and public-spirited 
citizen. His beautiful home life another pen more able 
than the writer's must portray. 

On 1st month 5th, 1831, he married Hannah Smith 
Penrose, daughter of William and Annah (or Hannah) 
Norwood Penrose, of Philadelphia. The marriage took 
place at Friends' meeting-house, situated on Cherry 
street, below Fifth street. The building is now used 
for salesrooms by the firm of Horstmann & Sons. 

Hannah Penrose Halloweel. 


William and Annah (or Hannah) Norwood Pen- 
rose, parents of Hannah Smith Penrose, were married 
at Boston, Mass., 12th month 22d, 1795. William 
Penrose was born gth month 6th, or i6th, 1768; died 
of consumption, 12th month ist, 1816, son of Thomas 
and Ann Dowding Penrose, married 7th month 7th, 


Annah (or Hannah) Norwood Penrose was born 

nth month 28th, 1778 ; died of bilious fever 7th month 

7th, 18 17, daughter of and Abigail Norwood, 

of Boston, Mass. 

At the time of the birth of Hannah Smith Penrose, 
2d month 2d, 1812 (wife of Morris L. Hallowell), her 
parents, William and Annah Norwood Penrose, re- 
sided at the corner of Water and Almond streets, 
Philadelphia. This portion of the city at that period 
was regarded as the "West End." The house has 
long since been razed to the ground, and on its site a 
sugar refinery now stands. From Almond and Water 
streets, William and Annah (or Hannah) Norwood Pen- 
rose moved to No. 242 Spruce street, below Seventh 
street (now No. 628), where they resided the remainder 
of their lives. Their remains are interred in Friends' 
burying-ground, south-east corner of Arch and Fourth 
streets, Philadelphia. The graves are nameless, as 
was customary in Quaker burying-grounds. 

Children of Morris Longstreth and Hannah Pen- 
rose Hallowell, all born in Philadelphia: 


7-44 Anna, born nth mo. ist, 18^1, at No. IC15 Race 

street (old No. 365). Unmarried. 
7-45 William Penrose, born 5th mo. i8th, 1833, at No. 

1017 Race street told No. 367). Married. 
7-46 Richard Price, born 12th mo. i6th, 1835, at No. 

142 North Twelfth street. Married. 
7-47 Edward Needles, born iith mo. 3d, 1836, at No. 

142 North Twelfth street ; died 7th mo. 26th, 

1871. Married. 
7-48 Norwood Penrose, born 4th mo. 13th, 1839, at No. 

422 North Sixth street (old No. 240). Married. 
7-40 Emily, born ist mo. i8th, 1842, at No. 422 North 

Sixth street (old No. 240). Unmarried. 
7-50 Susan Morris, born 6th mo. 17th, 184;, at No. 422 

North Sixth street (old No. 240). Unmarried. 
,7-51 *Morris Longstreth, 2d, born 1st mo. 13th, 1847, 

at No. 422 North Sixth street (old No. 240). 

Died 2d mo. 13th, 1847, of cholera infantum. 

The following tribute to the memory of Morris L. 
Hallowell was published in the Evening Bulletin, 6th 
month 17th, 1880: 

"Morris L. Hallowell died at his summer residence near 
Media, Pa., yesterday (June i6th, 1880), aged seventy-one years. 
Born in Montgomery county, of the solid old Quaker stock that 
has filled Eastern Pennsylvania with its most substantial popu- 
lation, he has lived from early boyhood in Philadelphia a life that 
has been full of honorable usefulness. For many years he was 
the head of the great silk house of Morris L. Hallowell & Co., 
and was known far and wide for his enterprise, his business 
ability, and his sterling integrity. Staunch to the principles which 

♦Interred at Friends' burying-ground, Fair Hill, Philadelphia. 


he had inherited from his fathers, he refused to sacrifice them, as 
so many others did, at the bidding of his Southern customers, 
when their arrogance began to demand the surrender of political 
opinion as the price of their patronage. 

" Mr. Hallowell's brave answer stands as a shining page in 
the bright record of his life, and as the perpetual rebuke of that 
pitiful concession* to the South that preceded Philadelphia's 
grand uprising in 1861. ' Where any one,' declared Mr. Hallowell, 
for himself and his partners, 'presumes to demand, as a pre- 
liminary to purchasing from us, that he shall know our opinions 
upon Slavery or any other mooted question in religion or politics, 
he shall be informed, as we now tell you, that he cannot purchase 
from us for cash or upon any terms, until he shall have amply 
apologized for the insult.' 

"The war came, and the South assumed the shameful atti- 
tude from which it has, as yet, made no general effort to relieve 
itself, in the repudiation of its millions of just debts to Northern 
merchants, and the Hallowells met the crushing blow like the 
true men that they were, and at once faced their new responsibili- 
ties with a noble patriotism, so pronounced as to win the admira- 
tion of even the most severe of their co-religionists, while it fired 
the enthusiasm of multitudes who witnessed the devotion with 
which father, mother, and daughters sent their boys to the front, 
while they themselves labored in season and out of season in the 
cause of human liberty. One son took the high post of honor 
at which Robert G. Shaw fell before Fort Wagner, in command 
of the remnant of that wonderful black regiment, the Massa- 
chusetts Fifty-Fourth, while another hurried from Harvard before 
his graduation to lead its twin regiment, the Fifty-Fifty, and the 
third enlisted in the same cause. With his sons thus fighting, as 
they did, for the one great idea of human liberty, Mr. Hallowell 
and his family, true to the foundation principles of their peaceful 

* See Reminiscences Xos. 2 and 4, Appendix. 


religion, but recognizing the practical duty of the times, as did 
many others of our Philadelphia Friends, as paramount to all 
theories of non-resistance, gave themselves heartily to the promo- 
tion of the country's cause with a degree of self-sacrificing zeal 
that has not yet been forgotten. Their home, that ' House called 
Beautiful' in Oliver Wendell Holmes' happy phrase, became the 
haven of rest and refreshment for wounded soldiers ; the army 
hospitals were familiar with their efficient ministries, and the per- 
sonal influence of Mr. Hallowell, so earnest in action, so kindly 
in method, so unwavering in his faith in the cause and its success, 
so untiring in self-sacrifice, was a moral force in this community 
as great as any single personal force that entered into the aggre- 
gate of Philadelphia's grand contribution to the war. 

"After the war Mr. Hallowell removed for a time to New 
York and engaged in business there; but he came back to Phila- 
delphia, and has lived out his good and useful life here, where 
he made his home in boyhood, honored and beloved by all who 
knew him, rich in domestic happiness and in the esteem of his 
"fellow- men." 

From the Philadelphia Public Ledger. 

"A Good Old Citizen Gone, in the death of Morris L. 
Hallowell, yesterday, one of the old type of Philadelphia's emi- 
nent merchants passed away. Growing up in a generation when 
a large Southern trade was the ambition of all mercantile houses, 
and the West was an undeveloped country, the Quaker firm of 
Hallowell & Co. for many years divided with the house of Caleb 
Cope & Co. the leading silk business of the city, South and 
West, assisting, to a late day, with younger and more recent 
competitors, to build up Philadelphia's influence and prosperity. 
Genial in temper, progressive in thought, the Quakerism of Mr. 
Hallowell was no bar to his furtherance of many enterprises, as 


well in the arts as in charities, that grew with the city's growth. 
Of indomitable energy and cheerfulness, even the business 
reverses of the war did not dishearten him, and while conducting 
and closing up the details of an extended and complicated busi- 
ness connection, he was as actively engaged in furthering the 
Union cause as almost any boy who wore the blue. He was on 
very friendly terms with President Lincoln, and was almost Mr. 
Lincoln's equal in pointed anecdote. Withdrawing from com- 
mercial circles in this city, upon his removal to New York, at the 
close of the war. the impress of his strong personality as a 
merchant still remains in the memory of all who were associated 
with him or came in contact with him in business life. Upright, 
generous, ever ready to extend a helping hand to the weak and 
the struggling, full of cheerful encouragement for all, he has left 
behind him a record luminous with the motto of good will to 
men." S. C. F. H. 


The Boston Daily Advertiser savs : "When death takes a 
good man whose deeds have not been limited to his friends and 
neighbors, it is fitting that his worth should be widely known. 
Such a man was Morris L. Hallowell, who died last month at his 
summer home near Philadelphia. The newspapers of Philadel- 
phia have borne testimiony to his merits in strong and loving 
words. They have spoken of his enterprise, his integrity, his pub- 
lic spirit, and his courage. It falls to the lot of few men to have 
such words spoken over them as have been spoken over him. 
But it is not simply a good citizen of Pennsylvania who has 
gone. It is a man to whom Massachusetts owes a debt— a debt 
which in the nature of things cannot be paid, but which may 
at least be gratefully acknowledged. 


"Mr. Hallowell was a merchant, and his Southern cus- 
tomers were many. At tlie beginning of the war they owed him 
very large sums, and these were almost wholly lost. His busi- 
ness ties did not make him subservient to the South, nor an 
opponent of the war. On the contrary, he was bravely outspoken 
on all matters connected with slavery, and one of the truest of 
Northern men when the war came. Not only did not fear of 
losing his fortune affect his words and deeds, but actual loss did 
not check the flow of his bounty. It did not make him feel that 
he had given enough and need give no more. His house in 
Philadelphia— in Dr. Holmes' phrase, the ' House called Beauti- 
ful '—was thrown open to disabled officers with a kind and tender 
welcome that no words can fully tell. There father, mother, 
daughters vied with each other in lavishing every care and every 
comfort upon those - and they were many— whom their roof 
sheltered as they made their slow journey from the fields to their 
Northern homes. 

"Sometimes for days, sometimes for weeks, they gave their 
house, their money, their own time, with utter self-denial and 
self-forgetfulness, to their suffering guests, bestowing the same 
hospitable office upon the strangers within their gates which they 
bestowed upon their own gallant sons and brothers who came 
home to them stricken with wounds and laid low with fever. 
Such good Samaritans are rare, and the world is the poorer when 
they leave it, as it is the better for their lives while they are with 
us, and the men and women of Massachusetts should know that 
they, and not only they, but the Jiuman race, have never had a 
truer friend than the late .Wr. Hallowell, of Philadelphia." 



6-29. Susannah Morris Hallowell, daughter of 
Charles Tyson (5-24) and Ann Longstreth Hallowell, 
was born 3d month i8th, 18 13; died of consumption, gth 
month 25th, 1846, at No. 1427 Filbert street. (The 
house has since been altered and is now used as an 
hotel.) Married 2d month 2d, 1831, William Wal- 
ton, born 3d month 27th, 1808 ; died of consumption, 
3d month 22d, 1844, at No. 450 Marshall street; son 
of James and Achsah Croasdale Walton, of Byberry 
township (now 23d ward), Philadelphia. 

William Walton and Susannah Morris Hallowell 
were married by Friends' ceremony at Friends' meet- 
ing-house. Cherry street below Fifth street. Some 
years later Friends sold this property to Horstmann & 
Sons, who now use it for a salesroom. William's 
and Susannah's remains are interred in Friends' bury- 
ing-ground at Byberry. 

They had six children, all born in Philadelphia ; 
all died of consumption, and were interred in the lot of 
their uncle, Morris L. Hallowell, South Laurel Hill 
cemetery, Philadelphia. 


7-52 Charles Morris, born nth mo. 15th, 1831 ; died 
4th mo. loth, 1871, at 1807 Spruce street. 

7-53 Lydia Thornton, born 8th mo. 7th, 1833 ; died nth 
mo. igth, i860, at S. W. cor. Green and Har- 
vey streets, Germantown. 

7-54 Francis, born 7th mo. 14th, 1835 ; died 4th mo. 
28th, 1857, at the residence of his uncle, M. L. 
Hailowell (6-27), " Norwood," Chelten avenue 
and Washington lane, Chelten Hills, Mont- 
gomery county. Pa. 

7-55 James Morris, born 7th mo. 12th, 1838; died 5th 
mo. 25th, 1874, at Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

7-56 Annie Hailowell, born ist mo. 24th, 1841 ; died 
nth mo. 3d, 1861, at 1807 Spruce street. 

7-57 Elizabeth, born 4th mo. 24th, 1843; died 3d mo. 
14th, 1866, at 1807 Spruce street. 



6-31. Samuel Longstreth Hallowell, son of 
Charles Tyson ( 5-24) and Ann Hallowell, was horn ist 
month loth, 1817; died 4th month 27th, 1864. Married, 
1845, Elizaheth Chase ; resided m San Francisco, Cal- 
ifornia, for a numher of years. His health failing, he 
returned to Philadelphia, and died at his mother's 
home, 1807 Spruce street. Interred at South Laurel 
Hill, in M. L. Hallowell's lot. 

They had four children, who made their homes in 
California : 

7-58 Caleb, 

7-59 Elizabeth, 

7-60 Kate, 

7-61 Samuel, 2d, died in infancy in California. 



6-32. Joshua Longstreth Hallovvell, son of 
Charles Tyson (5-24) and Ann Longstreth Hallovvell, 
was born 3d month 31st, 1819. He was not by any 
means a dull boy when at school, but necessity com- 
pelled his going out into the world to seek his fortune 
when very young in years. At the age of about 
twelve he entered the employ of Caleb Cope & Co., 
importers and jobbers of silks and dress goods, etc. 
After years of patient industry and a conscientious 
discharge of the responsibilities placed upon him, he 
was admitted to an interest in the firm's business. 
Some years afterward he dissolved his connection 
with the said firm, and accepted an offer of a partner- 
ship with the house of Morris L. Hallowell & Co., who 
were in the same line of business as Caleb Cope & Co. 
The firm of Morris L. Hallowell & Co. was the leading 
house of its kind in the city of Philadelphia, and its 
business extended throughout the entire West and 
South. For years before the Rebellion, it suffered 
greatly from persecution, not only from their competi- 
tors at home, but also from their Southern customers. 

Joshua L. Hallowell. 


on account of the views entertained by some of its 
members on tlie subject of slavery. So intensely 
bitter was the animosity that customers, when arriving 
in the city, would be waylaid and solicited to boycott 
the house of Morris L. Hallowell & Co., for the reason 
that they were d — d Abolitionists.* As further evi- 
dence of the hatred shown on the part of the South 
towards this firm, one of the partners, Thomas W. 
Sweney, when visiting Atlanta, Georgia, on business, 
was mobbed and threatened with hanging if he did not 
leave the town in a few hours. He complied with the 
wishes of the citizens of Atlanta, returned North, and 
when Fort Sumter was fired on, recruited the 99th 
Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and led it to the 
front as its colonel. T. Russell Dawson, another 
junior partner, was not only mobbed, in Norfolk, Va., 
where he had lived for years, but the crowd had the 
rope with them to hang him. He being a Mason alone 
saved his life. These acts of violence, together with 
numerous other insults offered by the "Southern 
Chivalry," caused the firm of Morris L. Hallowell &Co. 
to publish in 1856 a letter, j which for straightforward, 
manly sentiments has not its superior in the annals of 
history. It was not written for the purpose of adding 
fuel to the flames, but did succeed in "firing the 
Southern heart " to a greater degree than ever. 

*See Reiniuiscence No. 3. Appendix. 
iSee Reminiscence No. i, Appeudi.x. 


Joshua L. Hallowell was a thoroughly straight- 
forward, conscientious man ; his views as to the moral 
responsibilities of man were of the highest standard ;. 
his name stands as a synonym for integrity. It was 
said that he was so upright that he leaned backward, 
and when he was mentioned for Collector of the Port 
of Philadelphia, it was remarked by a friend that he 
never would receive the appointment for the reason 
that he was too honest. This expression — " too hon- 
est " — was not meant to cast any reflection upon 
the reputations of those who had held the office, or 
those who in the future might do so, but merely used 
as an extravagant phrase to express the high estima- 
tion in which Joshua was held. He was closely identi- 
fied with the old-school Abolitionists, such as William 
Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, James and Lucretia 
Mott,, cf ill., and many a slave was aided by him to 
escape from bondagei'/j the "Underground Railroad." 

Upon the breaking out of the Rebellion the whole- 
sale repudiation by the Southerners of the debts due 
Northern merchants forced into liquidation the firm of 
which Joshua L. Hallowell was a member, it was 
afterward reorganized, but the strain incident thereto, 
together with close application to business from boy- 
hood, made sad inroads upon his health, and when 
obliged to retire from active life, he sought rest at 
Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he died of conges- 
tion of the brain, 7th month 25th, 1873, ^f the Dennis 


House, then known as the Dennis Cottage. His re- 
mains were interred in Friends' burying-ground, Fair 
Hill, Philadelphia. 

Joshua L. Hallovvell's first wife wasTheressa Jones 
Kimber (originally spelled Taressa, but at the time of 
her marriage she changed it of her own accord to 
T/zeressa), daughter of Emmor and Lydia Kimber, of 
Philadelphia, born 9th month igth, 18 19; died of con- 
sumption, 2d month 7th, 185 1. Interred in the Kimber 
lot. Laurel Hill. They were married by Friends' cer- 
emony, loth month 28th, 1841, at Friends' meeting- 
house. Cherry street above Fourth street, Philadelphia. 
The meeting-house property has since been sold to 
Hortsmann & Sons, who use it for a salesroom. 
Friends now hold their meetings on Race street above 
Fifteenth street. 

They had three children, all born in Philadelphia: 

7-62 Charles, born 8th mo. 13th, 1842; died 4th mo. 
13th, 1875, of consumption, at the residence of 
his father-in-law, Hon. Thomas L. Jewett, No. 
21 12 Walnut street, Philadelphia. Interred at 
Friends' burying-ground at Fair Hill. 

7-63 Edward Davis, born 5th mo. 8th, 1845 ; died of 
consumption, 3d mo. 6th, 1865, at No. 1015 
Race street, Philadelphia, interred at Fair 
Hill, Friends' burying-ground. 

7-632 Elwood Walter, born gth mo. 30th, 1850; died of 
consumption, 4th mo. 21st, 1851. Interred in 
the Kimber lot, Laurel Hill. 


On 2d month 21st, 1855, Joshua L. Hallowell 
married (2d wife) Sarah Catherine Fraley, born 7th 
month 8th, 1833, daughter of the Hon. Frederick* and 
Jane Cresson Fraley, at whose house, No. 1015 Race 
street, the wedding took place. They were married 
by Friends' ceremony in the presence of Hon. Robert 
T. Conrad, who at that time was mayor of the city of 

Four children : 

7-64 Katherine, born 12th mo. 4th, 1855, at "The 
Cedars," Chelten Hills, Montgomery county, 
Pa. Married. 
7-65 Jean, born 2d mo. gth, 1857, at No. 1015 Race 

street, Philadelphia. Unmarried. 
7-66 Frederick Fraley, born 3d mo. 8th, 1859, at No. 

1015 Race Street, Philadelphia. Married. 
7-67 Cresson, born 4th mo. igth, 1861, at No. 1015 
Race street, Philadelphia; died 7th mo. 23d, 
1868, at No. 1807 Spruce street, from an abscess 
at the base of the brain, caused by a fall. In- 
terment at Friends' burying-ground, Fair Hill, 
Since the death of Joshua L. Hallowell, his wife, 
Sarah Catherine Fraley Hallowell, has devoted herself 
to journalism. In 1876 she became editor-in-chief of 
The New Cent my for Woman, a Centennial newspaper 
published only during the months the exhibition was 
open. Its first number opened with date of May loth, 
and its closing number, November loth. From it was 

• Sec Memoir. Appendix. 

Sarah C Hai.i.owf.i.l. 


named the New Century Club, the woman's club 
which now (1892) has five hundred members. The 
newspaper was almost entirely conducted by women. 
Even the steam engine which ran the press had a 
woman for engineer. The printing press was an ex- 
hibit and a loan. The only man that was connected in 
any way with it was the pressman who carried the forms 
to the press; and although a woman was found who 
had prepared herself for such work, its owners would 
not permit her to do it, fearing she might damage the 
machinery. Compositors, reporters, correspondents, 
and editors were all well paid. The Executive Com- 
mittee was very proud of the exhibit, and appropriated 
the sum of five hundred dollars per month towards its 

On July 8th, 1877, Mrs. Hallowell was honored by 
being tendered the position of Associate Editor of the 
Public Ledger, and for sixteen years has fulfilled the 
responsible duties of that office in a manner that stamps 
her to be a woman of very high order of ability. At 
this date (1893) she still holds the position above men- 
tioned, together with that of editor-in-chief of the 
literary bureau. 



6-33. Charles Hallowell, son of Charles Tyson 
(5-24) and Ann Longstreth Hallowell, was born 7th 
month 31st, 1 82 1. Died of congestion of the brain, 
I St month 2d, 1864, at his residence, north-west cor- 
ner Thirty-second and Spring Garden streets, West 
Philadelphia. His remains were interred in the lot of 
his brother, Morris L. Hallowell, South Laurel Hill. 
Married ist month 7th, 1847, by Friends' ceremony, 
Elmira Rebecca Stephens, born 4th month 4th, 1826, 
daughter of William and Mary Sophia Stephens, of 

William Stephens was a prominent citizen. He 
was County Commissioner, and County Treasurer of 
Philadelphia in 1839, ^^i*^ served terms in both these 
responsible offices. 

Charles Hallowell entered the business arena as a 
clerk in a silk goods jobbing house. At the age of 
twenty-one years he went with the firm of Martin & 
Co., to learn practically the trade of a hatter. After 
accomplishing this, which he did most thoroughly, he 
founded the house of Bacon & Hallowell, November, 

Charles Hallowell. 

Elmira R. Stephens Hallowell. 


1846, manufacturers and wholesale dealers in hats. In 
December, 1853, William Bacon withdrew from the 
concern. Mr, Hallowell continued the business for 
some years afterward, under the firm name of Charles 
Hallowell & Co. 

Six children, all born in Philadelphia : 

7-68 William Henry, horn 3d mo. 7th, 1848; died of 
congestion of the hrain, gth mo. 12th, 1849. 
interred in M. L. Hallowell's lot, South Laurel 
7-69 Horatio Stephens, born nth mo. nth, 1849; died 
7th mo. 7th, 1864, from injuries received by a 
fall from a tree. Interred in M. L. Hallowell's 
Lot, South Laurel Hill. 
7-70 Charles Eugene, born ist mo. 13th, 1852. Un- 
7-71 Louis Henry Stephens, born nth mo. nth, 1854; 
died ist mo. 26th, 1889, of typhoid fever. In- 
terred at Woodland cemetery. Married. 
7-72 Henry Howell, born 2d mo. 28th, 1857. Unmarried. 
7-73 Samuel Williams, born ist mo. 30th, i860. Married. 



6-37. Caleb W. Hallowell, son of Chalkley 
(5-25) and Susan Fisher Hallowell, was born 1815; 
died ist month 21st, 1857, of consumption. Interred 
at Laurel Hill cemetery. 

Married 6th month nth, 1840, Mary Morris Ty- 
son, born loth month 2d, 1820, daughter of Hlisha 
Tyson, of Baltimore, and Sarah Saunders Morris, of 

Children of Caleb W. and Mary Morris (Tyson) 
Hallowell, all born at Philadelphia: 

I Francis Perot, born ist mo. 31st, 1841 ; died 8th mo. 
12th, 1885. Married, 5th mo. 15th, 1868, Sarah 
Albina Aldrich, of Livermore Falls, Maine. One 
child, May. 
• 2 Morris, born nth mo. 27th, 1842. Resides in Cali- 
fornia. Unmarried. 
3 Lewis Morris, born 12th mo. icth, 1844. Married 
Harriet Cordelia Ha\vley,who died ist mo., 1878, 
daughter of George T. Hawley, of Boston. Two 
children, George H. and Harriet Hawley. Lewis 
Morris Hallowell's business career began as a 
boy with George D. Parrish, dry goods commis- 
sion house, of Philadelphia. After two years' 


experience with this firm he commenced the study 
of mechanical engineering, and afterward archi- 
tecture, in which profession he is now engaged. 

4 Sarah Tyson, born 12th mo. 7th, 1846. Unmarried. 

Assistant Director of Fine Art Department of 
World's Columbian Exposition. 

5 Marshall Tyson, born 3d mo. 22d, 1852. Married 

Josephine Peacock, of Chicago, 111. Two chil- 
dren, Wm. Caleb and Florence. 

6 Elizabeth Perot, born nth mo. 20th, 1853. Married, 

icth mo. 15th, 1874, Edward D. Clarke, of Chi- 
cago, 111. Elizabeth died 2d mo. 28th, 1883, at 
Pemberton, N. J. Interred at Mount Holly, 
N. J. Two children, Adele and Elizabeth Perot. 


Enlisted at the age of twenty. Second Lieuten- 
ant of Company 1, 99th Regiment Pennsylvania Vol- 
unteers, from ist month i8th, 1862, until 9th month 
12th, 1862. 

Third Assistant Engineer, U. S. N., 9th month, 
1863, until 4th month, 1867. Honorably discharged. 

Surgeon General's Department, Washington, D. 
C, 8th month, 1882-1885. 

Died 8th month 12th, 1885, at Washington, D. C. 
Interred in Arlington cemetery- with military honors. 

Postmaster at Millington, III., from 1874 to 1877. 



Enlisted 5th month 26th, 1861, at the a.^e of nine- 
teen, for the full term of service ; 6th month 4th, 1861, 
was commissioned First Sergeant in Company H, ist 
Regiment California Volunteers (71st Regiment Penn- 
sylvania), Col. E. D. Baker. Honorably discharged 
2d month 25th, 1863, at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Wash- 
ington, D. C, for disability incurred in line of duty. 
Re-enlisted in Company F, 20th Veteran Regiment 
Corps, and honorably discharged at the expiration of 
the War. 


Enlisted at the age of seventeen. Private Com- 
pany H, ist California Volunteers ijisi Pennsylvania), 
Col. E. D. Baker; but was not mustered, owing to 
there being a surplus of recruits. 

Private Company K, 95th Regiment Pennsylvania 

Corporal Company K, g5th Regiment Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers, 1862. Honorably discharged, loth 
month, 1863, on account of disability resulting from a 
wound received at the battle of Malvern Hill, 7th 
month ist, 1862. 

Elected a member of Post 2, Department of Penn- 
sylvania, Grand Army of the Republic. 


The following is a list of the principal engagements 
in which he participated : 

Siege of Yorktown, Gaines' Mill, 

West Point, Savage Station, 

Fair Oaks (Reserve), Glendale, 

Mechanicsville, Malvern Hill, 



6-38. Daniel Albert Hallowell, son of Chalkley 
(5-25) and Susan Fisher Hallowell, was born 2d month 
3d, 1822; died of consumption, 8th month 20th, 1870. 
Interred at Brooklyn, N. Y. Married 6th month 4th, 
1846, at St. Philip's Church (Episcopal), Philadelphia, 
Rev. Dr. Edmund Neville officiating, Catherine Joseph- 
ine Monell, born 3d month 16, 1826, in the city of New 
York, daughter of John I. and Catherine Monell. 

Four children, all born at Philadelphia: 

1 Catherine Monell, born 6th mo. 13th, 1847; died 7th 

mo. igth, 1847- Interred at Philadelphia. 

2 Thomas Sweney, born 7th mo. gth, 1849; died 7th 

mo. i8th, 1868. Interment at Philadelphia. 

3 Samuel Day, born gth mo. 24th, 185 1 ; residence 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

4 John Franklin, born Qth mo. 14th, 1857; married 

8th mo. 15th, i8gi, in Chicago, III., to Cath- 
erine Cline. One child, Catherine Josephine, 
born at Chicago, III., 7th mo. ist, 1892. 



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6-39. Amanda Emily Hallowell, daughter of 
Chalkley (5-25 ) and Susan Fisher Hallowell, was born 
about the year 1821 ; died 6th month i8th, 1859, ^^ 
"Norwood," Chelten Hills, Pa., the residence of her 
cousin, Morris L, Hallowell, in whose lot in South 
Laurel Hill cemetery her remains were interred. She 
married by Friends' ceremony, Thomas Worthington 
Sweney, at her above-named cousin's city residence. 
No. 422 North Sixth street (old No. 240). Her mar- 
riage certificate has been lost, but it is thought it was 
the year 1846 when the marriage took place. 

Thomas Worthington Sweney, son of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Sweney, was born at West Chester, Chester 
county. Pa., 5th month 22d, 1812 ; died 4th month 7th, 
1872, and was buried beside his wife in South Laurel 

One child : 

Hannah Hallowell Sweney, born 4th mo. 8th, 1847; 
married 2d mo. i6th, 1874, at the Church of the 
House of Prayer, Newark, N. J., the Rev. Hannibal 
Goodwin, Rector, officiating, Jesse Garrett, born in 


Willistown, Chester county, Pa., yth mo. gth, 1834, 
son of David and Anna Garrett. Jesse and Han- 
nah H. Garrett had one child, Christina Hallowell 
Garrett, born 7th mo. 5th, 1876, in Lower Birming- 
ham, Delaware county. Pa., at the residence of 
Deborah Brinton, a sister of her father. 


Colonel of the ggth Regiment Pennsylvania Vol- 



7-44. Anna Hallowell, daughter of Morris Long- 
streth (6-27) and Hannah Penrose Hailowell, was born 
nth month ist, 1831, at No. 1015 Race street (old No. 
365). Unmarried. 

Her life has been devoted to philanthropic and 
educational work. The Philadelphia Society for Or- 
ganizing Charity, and other benevolent corporations 
enjoyed for years the advantages of her wise counsel 
and executive ability. For ten years she was chair- 
man of the Committee of Visitors for Philadelphia 
county, for the Board of Public Charities, and in 1891 
became President of the Advisory Board of Women, 
of the Drexel Institute. 

When in 1877 the Society for the Collegiate in- 
struction of Women secured from Harvard College the 
establishment of examinations for women, she became 
the Secretary for the Philadelphia Centre, and con- 
tinued in the position until the local Committee dis- 
solved in 1881. 

She was the founder of the free kindergartens in 
the city of Philadelphia. The maintenance of the 


same was for several years by voluntary contributions, 
when in 6th month gth, 1881, an organization to carry 
on the work was incorporated under the title of the 
Sub-Primary School Society. The opening of one 
kindergarten after another continued, until the Society 
had thirty-two free kindergartens in different parts of 
the city under its management, into which were gath- 
ered nearly one thousand children between three and 
six years of age. The experiment was so full of 
promise to the public welfare that city Councils felt 
justified in appropriating to the Board of Public Educa- 
•tion the sum of five thousand dollars to secure a fair 
trial in adjusting it to the public school system. This 
step proved eminently satisfactory, and at an annual 
meeting of the Sub-Primary School Society, held 
ist month 20th, 1887, a formal transfer of the free 
kindergartens was made to the Board of Public 

On I2th month 6th, 1887, Anna Hallowell was 
honored by the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas 
in an appointment to represent the Seventh School 
section in the Board of Public Education, being the first 
woman ever appointed in this city. 

In January, 1893, she was appointed to the third 
term of service. 

Wll.I.lAM I'. IlAl.l,<i\VKi.l,. 

First Lieutknant and Adjutant, 
55TI1 Rkg. Mass. Vols. 



7-45. William Penrose Hallovvell, son of Morris 
L. (6-27) and Hannah Penrose Hallowell, was born 
5th month i8th, 1833, at No. 1017 Race street (old 
No. 367), Philadelphia. 

Married by Friends' ceremony, 5th month 29th, 
1856, Elizabeth Corhit Davis, daughter of Isaac 
Roberts* and Lydia Corbit Davis, at whose resi- 
dence, "Chelton," Cheltenham township, Montgomery 
county. Pa., the wedding took place. 

Elizabeth was born 3d month 6th, 1835, at No. 
619 Arch street, Philadelphia ; died 12th month 25th, 
1876, at her residence, south-west corner of Old York 
road and Juniper avenue, Cheltenham township, Mont- 
gomery county, Pa. Interred in Isaac R. Davis's lot. 
North Laurel Hill cemetery, Philadelphia. 

Children : 

8-74 Morris Longstreth, 3d, born 5th mo. ist, 1857. 

8-75 Isaac Roberts Davis, born 8th mo. 7th, 1859. 

*See Note No. 2, Appendix. 


8-76 William Penrose, 2d, born nth month 30th, 1863. 

William Penrose Hallowell's second wife was Mary 
M. Dewey, born 6th month 19th, 1848, at Castleton, 
Rutland count}-, Vermont. 

They were married 4th month 27th, 1881, at No. 
3208 Race street, Philadelphia, by the Rev. George 
Bringhurst, Rector of the House of Prayer rEpiscopal), 
Branchtown, twenty-second ward, Philadelphia. 

No children. 

The business career of William P. Hallowell was 
a chequered one ; his tastes were of a mechanical 
turn, but fate so ordered that, with the exception of a 
few years, his life was spent as a merchant, and as a 
banker and broker. 

On lea\'ing school (1848) he entered the employ 
of Evans & Guillou as a "bundle boy," remaining 
with them until 1850. 

We next find him in the merchandise department 
of Morris L. Hallowell & Co., and later as an assistant 
clerk in the counting-room of the same firm. 

On ist month ist, 1854, he became a partner of 
the house of Guillou, Walton & Co., importers and 
jobbers of linens and housekeeping dry goods, at 
No. 333 Market street. Mr. Walton retiring from 
business, the firm name was changed to Guillou, An- 
derson & Co., and on 3d month 23d, 1857, William P. 
Hallowell dissolved his connection with them. About 



the year 1859 o"" ^^^^ he was admitted to an interest 
in the firm of Morris L. Hallowell & Co., where he re- 
mained until the breaking out of the war. 

He enlisted in the army, but on account of physi- 
cal disability, caused from exposure was obliged to 
resign after a very short term of service. He then 
devoted several years to learning the art of printmg, 
and about 1870 established the "Cheltenham Press," 
in Cheltenham township, Montgomery county. Pa. 
Notwithstanding the plant was located beyond the 
city limits, the enterprise proved a success. From a 
very small beginning it increased rapidly. The diffi- 
culty of obtaining skilled workmen who were willing 
to reside in the country was a great drawback, and the 
Typographical Union also indirectly contributed to the 
annoyances daily met with where labor is employed. 

The ownership of the "Cheltenham Press" was 
transferred on 7th month 5th, 1873, to one, Henry S. 
Volkmar, who moved the machinery, type, etc., to 
Philadelphia. The building was afterward converted 
into a coach-house and stable. It is still standing in 
good preservation on the property, formerly the resi- 
dence of William P. and Elizabeth D. Hallowell, south- 
west corner of Old York road and Juniper avenue, 
Cheltenham township, Montgomery county, Pa. 

Third month, 1868, was elected for a term of five 
years a Justice of the Peace for the county of Mont- 
gomery, state of Pennsylvania, but declined serving. 


Fifth month 13th, 1875, William P. Hallowell pur- 
chased a seat at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and 
commenced business as banker and broker with his 
son, Morris L, Hallowell, Jr., under the firm name 
of Wm. P. Hallowell & Co. 

In 1880 this firm was dissolved by reason of its 
junior member moving West with hi^ family, making 
his home permanently at A\inneapolis, Minnesota, in 
the year 1881. 

Wm. P. Hallowell continued in the business until 
ist month 28th, 1887, when failing health made it 
imperative for him to retire from the cares of an 
active life. 


PriN'ate Company A, ist Regiment of Artillery, 
Pennsylvania State Militia, Captain Henry D. Landis. 
Mustered gth month i5tlT, 1S62, and served as infantry 
during the first rebel raid into Pennsylvania. 

First Lieutenant and Adjutant 55th Regiment Mass- 
achusetts Volunteers, 5th month 19th, 1863. Partici- 
pated in the siege of Charleston, South Carolina, 
summer of 1863. 

Honorably discharged 2d month 25th, 1864, on 
account of physical disability. 

Second month 3d, 1886, elected a companion of the 
first class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, Commandery of the State of 
Pennsylvania. Insignia No. 4412. 





7-46. Richard Price Hallowell, son of Morris 
L. (6-27) and Hannah Penrose Hallowell, was born at 
No. 142 North Twelfth street, Philadelphia, 12th month 
i6th, 1835. He was named for Richard Price, a highly 
esteemed citizen and intimate friend of his parents, 
who married Lydia Longstreth,''' a first cousin of 
Richard's father. 

Married loth month 26th, 1859, '^Y Friends' cere- 
mony, Anna Coffin Davis, born 4th month 21st, 1838, 
daughter of Edward M. and Maria Mott Davis. The 
marriage took place at the residence of Anna's grand- 
parents, James and Lucretia Mott,t "Roadside," 
Cheltenham township, Montgomery county, Pa. 
Children, all born at West Medford, Mass.: 

8-77 Maria, born 8th mo. 22d, i860. Portrait painter. 

8-78 Penrose, born loth mo. 28th, 1862; died 4th mo. 
28th, 1872, at the residence of his great-grand- 
parents, James and Lucretia Mott, from peri- 
tonitis following a fail. Interment in Edward 
M. Davis's lot at Laurel Hill. 

* See Note No. 6, Appendix. 
tSee Note No. 5, Appendix. 


8-79 James Mott, born 2d mo. 13th, 1865. 
8-80 Lucretia Mott, born 12th mo. 8th, 1867. 
8-81 Francis Walton, born 8th mo. 12th, 1870. 

Richard P. Hallowell was educated at Haverford 
College, Delaware county. Pa. Was enrolled as a 
student in the year 1849. Entered the business arena 
as a clerk in the house of Morris L. Hallowell & Co., No. 
333 Market street, Philadelphia. In obedience to his 
convictions on the subject of slavery, connection 
with this firm was of short duration, their trade being 
principally with Southerners. We find him next in the 
employ of Hanson Robinson & Co., wool commission 
merchants. Commenced business on his own account 
about the year 1856, on South Front street, Phila- 
delphia, hi 1857 went to Boston, Mass., and there 
organized the firm of Hallowell & Howland. In 1865 
formed a co-partnership with George W. Coburn, 
under the firm name of Hallowell & Coburn, for the 
transaction of the wool commission business. Upon 
the death of Mr. Coburn, which took place 4th month 
2d, 1890, the style of the firm was changed to Hallo- 
well & Donald, and is at this date one of the leading 
houses of its kind in Boston. 

He was one of the directors of the National Bank 
of Commerce, of Boston, Mass., from ist month 13th, 
1880, until nth month 5th, 1884; on this date he was 
elected Vice-President, filling this office until 4th month 
30th, 1886. 











In early youth Mr. Hallowell espoused the cause 
of liberty, devoting his time and means toward the 
extermination of slavery; in 1858 was elected a 
member of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, and 
numbered amongst his warmest friends, Wendell Phil- 
lips, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, James and Lucretia Mott, 
and many others; the last-named, James and Lucretia 
Mott, were grandparents of Richard's wife. 

At the time John Brown was officially murdered 
(i2th month 3d, 1859,) ^^^ Harper's Ferry by Governor 
Wise, et al., of Virginia, Richard P. Hallowell, with a 
few chosen friends, went south to procure his "body," 
in order to convey it to its last resting place. North 
Elba, Adirondacks, N. Y. Although Mr. Hallowell did 
not shoulder a musket when the war broke out, he did 
a far greater service by aiding in the recruiting of those 
world-renowed regiments of colored men, the 54th and 
55th Massachusetts Volunteers. He was also treasurer 
of the recruiting fund. His efforts to procure justice 
for the men on the question of pay were arduous, but 
in the end were crowned with success. 

He has the honor of having been one of Wendell 
Phillips's famous "body-guard " in the early days of 
the war, when free speech was still dangerous in the 
state of Massachusetts. 

Whilst devoted to his business, the cares and 
responsibilities of which are many, he finds time to 
indulge his tastes for literary pursuits, hi 1883 he 


published a work entitled "The Quaker invasion of 
Massachusetts," and later "The Pioneer Quakers." 

Besides these, he has contributed many interesting 
articles for newspaper publication. His wife also is 
gifted with a ready pen, having in the year 1884 pub- 
lished " The Life and Letters of James and Lucretia 
Mott." A number of articles written by her have 
appeared from time to time ; an especially interesting 
one was published in Harpers' Weekly of 4th month 
23d, 1892, entitled "An Episode in the life of James 
Russell Lowell." She is also an artist of no small 

Richard P. and Anna D. Hallowell took up their 
residence loth month 28th, 1859, two days after their 
marriage, at West Medford, Massachusetts, where they 
have lived ever since. The house is situated at the 
south-east corner of High and Auburn streets. Origi- 
nally it was a tiny dwelling ; during the summer of 1869 
they enlarged it, and on the tenth anniversary of their 
wedding day (Toth month 26th, 1869) re-occupied it. 

Col. Edward N. Haii.i iwell 




l-Al . Edward Needles Hallowell (Brevet Gen. 
U. S. Volunteers), son of Morris L. (6-27) and Hannah 

Penrose Hallowell, was born nth month 3d, 1836, at 

No. 142 North Twelfth street, Philadelphia. 

He was named for Edward Needles, President of 
the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, husband of Mary 
Hathaway Needles,* a valued friend of William and 
Annah Norwood Penrose, parents of Edward's mother. 

Edward Needles Hallowell before the war was 
a stock and note broker. Gold street, Philadelphia. 
His country demanding his services to aid in crushing 
out slavery, he gave up civil pursuits for that of a 
soldier. At the end of the Rebellion he was admitted 
to an interest in the firm of Hallowell & Coburn, wool 
commission merchants, of Boston, Mass., retaining this 
position up to the time of his decease. He was 
strongly identified with the Anti-Slavery Society, and 
worked strenuously in aiding many slaves to escape 
from bondage. In 1859 ^^ '^^s elected a member of 
the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. 'Twas he, to- 

*See Memoir, Appendix. 


gether with a friend, Edward M. Davis, Jr., who, under 
cover of night, drove from Philadelphia to "Nor- 
wood,"* the residence of Morris L. Hallowell (6-27), 
at Chelten Hills, Daniel Dangerfield, a celebrated slave, 
whose trial in our courts created intense excitement. 
His master claimed that under the Fugitive Slave Act, 
Daniel should be remanded to bondage. The ruling of 
Commissioner Longstreth, before v/hom the case was 
tried, was favorable to Daniel, for the reason that the 
description of the slave advertised for, varied a quar- 
ter of an inch in height from the prisoner at the bar. 
As before stated, the feeling both for and against 
the return to slavery of Daniel Dangerfield was 
intense. The streets around the court room were 
crowded by a mob, the colored people outnumbering 
the whites, which, although quite orderly, was not in 
a humor to be trifled with. Procuring a carriage with 
a rope attached thereto, they placed Daniel within and 
dragged him in triumph through the thoroughfares. 
As it was feared that he would be recaptured, he was 
hidden, it is stated, in an old tomb in a grave-yard in 
the southern part of the city until night, when he was 
taken to "Norwood," where he remained secreted 
until the excitement was somewhat allayed. Other 
.agents of the "Underground Railroad" then removed 
him beyond the reach of slave-drivers of the South 
.and copperheads of the North. 

* See Note No. 3, Appendix. 


On 2d month 2d, 1869, Edward Needles Hallowell 
married Charlotte Bartlett Wilhelma Swett, born 2d 
month 8th, 1843, daughter of Charlotte Bartlett and 
the late William Gray Swett. They were married by 
Friends' ceremony at the residence of her mother, at 
Belmont, Mass., and made their home in what is known 
as the Pierpont House, situated on the east side of 
Mystic street, north of High street, West Medford, 
Mass. It was in this house that Gen. Edward Needles 
Hallowell died, 7th month 26th, 1871, of a disease* 
supposed to have been contracted when in the service. 

Two children, both born at the Pierpont House, 
West Medford, Mass.: 

8-82 Charlotte Bartlett, born ist mo. 22d, 1870. 
8-83 Emily, born 6th mo. 5th, 1871. 


Private, 4th Battalion, New England Guard. Gar- 
risoned Fort Independence, Boston Harbor, from 4th 
month 26th, 1861, to about 5th month 25th, 1861. 

First Lieutenant, Volunteer Aid-de-Camp to Major- 
General John C. Fremont, loth month 18th, 1861, to 
1 2th month i6th, 1861. 

Second Lieutenant 20th Massachusetts Infantry, 
ist month i ith, 1862. 

First Lieutenant 20th Massachusetts Infantry, i ith 
month 1 2th, 1862. 

*See Note No. i, Appendix. 


Captain 54th Massachusetts Infantry, 3d month 
6th, 1863. 

Major 54th Massachusetts Infantry, 4th month 
17th, 1863. 

Lieutenant-Colonel 54th Massachusetts Infantry, 
5th month 31st, 1863. 

Colonel 54th Massachusetts Infantry, 7th month 
i8th, 1863. 

Breveted Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers, 6th 
month 27th, 1865, for meritorious services. 

Mustered out with the regiment at Boston, Mass., 
at the close of the war, 8th month 20th, 1865. 

Elected 12th month ist, 1868, a companion of the 
first class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, Commandery of the State of 
Massachusetts. Insignia, No. 958. 

Died at West Medford, Mass., 7th month 26th, 
1871. Interment at Mt. Auburn cemetery, Watertown, 



Commonwealth of 

Headquarters, Boston, July 27, 1871. 

Brevet Brigadier-General Edward N. Hallowell, 
Aid-de-Camp to his Excellency the Governor and 
Commander-in-Chief, died in West Medford, Mass., 
July 26th, 1871. The Commander-in-Chief in respect 
for his character as a gentleman and a citizen, and in 
recognition of his devotion to duty as a soldier, his 
distinguished services as Colonel of the 54th Regiment 
of Massachusetts Volunteers, together with his valuable 
assistance rendered as a member of his Staff, orders 
that his death be officially communicated to the Militia 
throughout the Commonwealth. • 

Major-Generai B. F. Butler, commanding Division 
M. V. M., is charged with the promulgation of this 

By order of his Excellency William Claflin, Gov- 
ernor and Commander-in-Chief. 




{^Boston Transcript.'\ 

"The death of General Edward N. Hallowell, at West Med- 
ford, Mass., is another sad proof that the casualties of the cruel 
war are not yet ended, and that brave men are still falling, as 
truly as if finding their graves on the battle field. The disease 
which ended the life of this gallant soldier, faithful citizen, and 
true-hearted, honorable man, was contracted in the army; where 
his services were as arduous and dangerous as they were 
unwearied. Gen. Hallowell belonged to a well-known, thoroughly 
loyal, and philanthropic Philadelphia family, and was one of three 
brothers who joined the army in obedience to their convictions as 
to what the cause of humanity and liberty demanded of their 

" Having served as staff officer in the West and as Captain 
in the 2cth Massachusetts Infanty, he left Boston in 1863 as 
Lieutenant-Colonel of the 54th Regiment, and, after the death 
of Colonel Robert G. Shaw, at Fort Wagner, commanded that 
corps until the close of the contest. He was breveted for his 
meritorious services. He took up the sword, as did many others, 
at the behest of cherished principles and in behalf of the Union 
and an enslaved race: war being a strange work he engaged in, 
as bound in his conscience. When the victory for the right was 
won, he gladly became a civilian again, with an unsullied record 
of brave deeds. 

"Gen. Hallowell's name and career are identified with the 
familiar and proud story of the first colored regiment that left 
Massachusetts to assert the ability of a wronged people to show 
themselves worthy of confidence among the staunchest defenders 
of the Republic. In early manhood he has been taken away 


from kindred and friends, who will most affectionately honor and 
cherish his memory, alike for the virtues that won so much esteem 
and love in private life, and the entire devotion with which he 
responded to the call upon him to live and to die for his country." 

No farther seek his merits to disclose. 
Or draw his frailties from their dread abode 

(There they alike in trembling hope repose). 
The bosom of his Father and his God." 



7-48. Norwood Penrose Hallowell, son of Morris 
L. {6-27) and Hannah Penrose Hallowell, was born at 
No, 422 North Sixth street (old No. 240;, Philadelphia, 
4th month 13th, 1839. 

Married ist month 27th, 1868, by Friends' cere- 
mony, Sarah Wharton Haydock, born ist month 22d, 
1846, daughter of Robert and Hannah Wharton Hay- 
dock,* at whose residence, No. 212 east 12th street, 
New York city, the wedding took place. 

Six children, all born at their residence, "Nod- 
debo," situated on the west side of Mystic street, south 
of High street, West Medford, Massachusetts: 

8-84 Anna Norwood, born 3d mo. 20th, 1871. 

8-85 Robert Haydock, born 6th mo. 30th, 1873. 

8-86 Norwood Penrose, 2d, born 7th mo. 3d, 1875. 

8-87 John White, born 12th mo. 24th, 1878. 

8-88 Esther Fisher, born 3d mo. 21st, 1881. 

8-89 Susan Morris, born 12th mo. igth, 1883. 

Norwood P. Hallowell graduated from Harvard 

College, class of 1861. He immediately enlisted in 

* See Xote No. 7, Appendix. 

Col. N<ikw(i(.)I) p. Hali.owkll. 


the service of his country, to aid in the suppression 
of the Rebellion and the extermination of slavery ; 
remaining in the service until forced, by reason of 
wounds, to resign from a military life. 

His business career commenced in the year 1864. 
From ist month to 6th month he was employed in the 
commission house of Watts, Crane & Co., New York; 
and on 6th month ist formed a co-partnership with his 
brother, Richard P. Hallowell, for the transaction of 
the wool business in that city, at No. 35 Broadway. 

Fifth month ist, 1866, the firm of Hallowell Bros, 
dissolved, and was reorganized under the style of Hal- 
lowell, Prescott & Co., and, later, as Hallowell & Co., 
in partnership with his father, Morris L. Hallowell. 

hi 1869 he moved his residence to West Medford, 
Mass., and established himself in Boston as a wool 
broker and commission merchant. On ist month 23d, 

1891, he was elected President of the National Bank 
of Commerce, of Boston, Mass. First month ist, 

1892, retired from the wool business. 

He is a member of the religious society of Friends ; 
when moving to New York, he transferred his rights 
from Philadelphia to the monthly meeting of Friends 
of New York city. The certificate bears date of 8th 
month, 1866, 

During an emergency at Swarthmore College, Del- 
aware county. Pa., he filled, for a few weeks, the chair 
of history in that institution. 


Asa public speaker, he handles his subject intel- 
ligently and in an interesting manner. 


Private 4th Battalion, New England Guard. Gar- 
risoned Fort Independence, Boston harbor, from 4th 
month 26th, 1 86 1, to about 5th month 25th, 1861. 

First Lieutenant 20th Massachusetts Infantry, 7th 
month loth, 1861. 

Captain 20th Massachusetts Infantry, nth month 
26th, 1 86 1. 

Lieutenant-Colonel 54th Massachusetts Infantry, 
4th month 17th, 1863. 

Colonel 55th Massachusetts Infantry, 5th month 
30th, 1863. 

Resigned nth month 2d, 1863, on account of dis- 
ability resulting from a wound received at the battle 
of Antietam. 

He was also wounded in the side at Glendale, 
Va., 6th month 30th, 1862. 

The following is a list of some of the engage- 
ments in which he participated : 

Ball's Bluff, Va., loth month 21st, 1861. 

Siege of Yorktown, Va., 4th month ist, 1862, to 
5th month 5th, 1862. 

Fair Oaks, Va., 5th month 31st, 1862. 

Savage Station, Va., 6th month 29th, 1862. 



















Glendale (White Oaks Swamp), 6th month 30th, 

Malvern Hill, Va., 7th month ist, 1862. 

Chantilly, Va., gth month ist, 1862. 

Antietam, Md., 9th month 17th, 1862. 

Siege of Charleston, S. C, summer of 1863. 

Elected, ist month 2d, 1884, a companion of the 
first class of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion 
of the United States, Commandery of the State of 
Massachusetts. Insignia No. 3054. 



7-49. Emily Hallowell, daughter of Morris 
Longstreth (6-27) and Hannali Penrose Hallowell, was 
born ist month i8th, 1842, at No. 422 North Sixth 
street (old No. 240). Unmarried. 

She has always been especially interested in edu- 
cation, and occasionally taught in an irregular and 
interrupted way, until with Frances E. Case, she 
opened in the spring of 1879, ^^ No. 1334 Spruce street, 
and later at 1527 Pine street, Philadelphia, a school 
for girls. This has continued successful for a number 
of years, and has done its part in the preparation of 
girls for college. 



7-50. Susan Morris Hallowell, daughter of 
Morris Longstreth (6-27) and Hannah Penrose Hallo- 
well, was born 6th month 17th, 1845, ^t No. 422 North 
Sixth street fold No. 240). Unmarried. 

Her tastes, though of a decidedly domestic turn, 
have not prevented her from devoting much time to 
works of philanthropy. When the Philadelphia Society 
for Organizing Charity was started, she served for 
several years as one of the women visitors in the 
seventh ward ; she also was a member of the Board 
of Managers of the Children's Aid Society and Bureau 
of Information of the State of Pennsylvania, from the 
year of its incorporation, ist month 27th, 1883, until 
the winter of 1891-2. 



7-52. Charles Morris Walton, son of William 
and Susannah Morris (6-29) Walton, of Philadelphia, 
was born nth month 15th, 1831, at No. 1017 Race 
street (old No. 367). He was unfitted for an active 
business life, having inherited the disease (consump- 
tion) which caused the death of not only his parents, 
but all of his brothers and sisters. 

For a few years he was a member of the firm of 
Guillou, Walton & Co., organized ist month ist, 1854, 
importers and jobbers of linens and housekeeping dry 
goods, No. 333 Market street, Philadelphia. His taste 
was more literary than mercantile, so that when retir- 
ing from business, he devoted his time to preparing 
himself to enter Harvard College as a student. He 
passed the necessary examination and was admitted to 
the class of 1861. An amusing, and one might truly 
say remarkable, incident occurred one evening when 
he was "cramming" for college. His cousin, Norwood 
P. Hallowell (7-48), was also preparing himself to enter 
Harvard. They would spend their hours for study at 
Charles's liome, rendering assistance to each other as 

Charles M. Walton. 


far as was possible, and often declaiming in a loud tone. 
One of the house servants was a poor, half-witted, 
ignorant colored girl, who, on the evening in question 
(it was late), suddenly appeared in her robe de nuit 
before "Caius" and "Balbus," the classic names 
of Charles and Norwood, and recited a quantity of 
Greek she had heard them "spouting" to each other 
as their lesson. 

The New England climate, together with close 
application to study, soon proved too great a strain on 
his constitution, and he was reluctantly forced to 
relinquish his college course and seek a more congenial 
clime, A sojourn in Italy and the southern part of 
France was tried in the hope of benefiting his health, 
but with no permanent good result. It was on this 
memorable voyage that Charles Dickens — "Boz" — 
was a fellow passenger, and the intercourse which Mr. 
Walton had with him suggested his writing an article 
which will be referred to later. 

A very dear friend, and connection by marriage, 
writes of him as follows: 

"Charles M.Walton was a born journalist, al- 
though he did not discover it until he had nearly done 
with life. The last winter he was with us, he took 
the greatest interest in writing for the New York 
Tribune. A well-written sketch from his pen, entitled 
'With Dickens Aboard,' was published by Lippin- 
cotts in their Magazine. Another one of his articles. 


'The Old and the New,' appeared in a Boston period- 
ical, but this was not until after his death." 

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Charley Walton, 
as we were wont to call him, were extremely congenial 
friends. It was a colored valet of the last-named that 
the Doctor mentions under the sobriquet of "Huckle- 
berry," in an article that appeared in the Atljulk 
Monthly or Harpers', entitled "My Search After the 

The following incident in his life and that of his 
sister Elizabeth, or "Bessie," as she was always 
called, will not be out of place here: 

They attended a course of lectures on Physical 
Culture, given by Dr. Dio Lewis, in Boston, Mass., 
and also became pupils at his Gymnasium, where the 
Swedish system of light gymnastics was taught. After 
becoming proficient, both in theory and practice, they 
taught several classes very successfully in Philadelphia. 
On one occasion Charles appeared before a large and 
fashionable audience on the platform at Concert Hall, 
Philadelphia, and practically illustrated in an admirable 
manner all of Dr. Dio Lewis's lecture. This was 
about the year i 860-61. 

Charles Morris Walton was endowed by nature 
with an affectionate, gentle disposition ; as a conversa- 
tionalist was delightful to listen to. His friends were 
numerous; and those who still survive him cherish his 
memory with fond endearment. 


On 4th month loth, 1871, he entered into rest at 
the residence of his grandmother, Ann Longstreth 
Hallovvell, No. 1807 Spruce street, Philadelphia. 

His remains were interred in the lot of his 
uncle, Morris L. Hallowell (6-27), South Laurel Hill, 

Member of Company A, ist Regiment of Artil- 
lery, P. S. M., better known as Landis's Battery. 
During the rebel raid (1863) into the State of Penn- 
sylvania, he accompanied the battery to the front, and 
was under fire at Carlisle. It is highly probable that 
if his health had permitted, he would have enlisted for 
the full term of service, as did his brother. Major James 
M. Walton (7-55), of the 54th Regiment, Mass. Vols. 



7-5A.. Francis Walton, son of William and 
Susannah Morris (6-29) Walton was born 7th month 

14th, 1835. 

Was a student at Haverford College, Delaware 
county, Pa. (Enrolled 1848. ) Entered the dry goods 
commission house of Hacker, Lea & Co., Philadelphia, 
and later was in the employ of Bacon, Price & Co., 
shippers and miners of coal, Pottsville, Pa. His failing 
health made it necessary for him to give up an active 
business life when very young. He died of consump- 
tion 4th month 28th, 1857, at " Norwood," Washington 
Lane and Chelten avenue, Chelten Hills, Montgomery 
county. Pa., the residence of his uncle, Morris L, 
Hallowell (6-27), in whose lot at Laurel Hill, Philadel- 
phia, his remains were interred. 

Maj. James M. Walton. 



7-55. James Morris Walton, son of Susannah 
Morris Hallovvell (6-29) and William Walton, of Phil- 
adelphia, was born 7th month 12th, 1838; died of 
consumption, 5th month 25th, 1874, at Pittsfield, Mass. 
Interred in the lot of his uncle, Morris L. Hallowell, 
South Laurel Hill, Philadelphia. Married nth month 
28th, 1867, by Friends' ceremony, at the residence of 
her mother, New York city, Mary Forster Collins, 
daughter of Rebecca and the late Isaac Collins, for- 
merly of Philadelphia. Rebecca Collins died 4th month 
30th, 1892, in New York city. 

Mary Forster Collins was born 3d month ist, 1843, 
in the Parish of Stoke, Newington, London, England. 
Two children : 

S-Qi Elizabeth, born loth mo. 25th, 1868, New York city. 
8-92 Ernest Forster, born 4th mo. 5th, 187 1, New York 
city. Graduated from Haverford College, 
Delaware county, Pa., class of iSgo. Civil 
Engineer at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Was 
obliged to give up his profession on account of 
impaired eye-sight ; returned to the East, and 
is now Eastern Agent for the Wickes Refrig- 
erator and Cold Storage Company. 


James M. Walton was a graduate of Haverford Col- 
lege. (Class of 1856.) Commenced his business career 
as a coal merchant — Birchall & Walton, at Ogontz, 
formerly Shoemakertown, Montgomery county, F'a. 
Dissolved his connection with Wm. Birchall, and 
studied law in the office of Peter McCall, Esq., of Phil- 
adelphia. Was admitted to practice at the bar about 
the year 1862. in 1863 he enlisted in the 54th Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Vols. Infantry, as First Lieuten- 
ant ; remained in the service until the close of the war. 

Upon his return to civil life, purchased a member- 
ship in the New York Stock Exchange. He shared the 
same office with Chase & Higginson, New York city ; 
this was from the autumn of 1867 to 1871. His health 
breaking down, he retired from business and took up 
his residence at Pittsfield, Mass., where he entered 
into rest 5th month 25th, 1874. 

James M. Walton had a birthright membership 
in the religious society of Friends, commonly called 
Quakers. When moving to New York he transferred 
his right from Philadelphia to the monthly meeting of 
Friends held in New York city. The certificate bears 
date of 5th month 20th, 1868. He was elected a 
member of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society in 1859. 

Third month 19th, 1863. First Lieutenant 54th 
Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers Infantry. 


Tenth month 7th, 1863. Captain 54th Regiment 
Massachusetts Volunteers hifantry. 

Seventh month nth, 1865. Major 54th Regiment 
Massachusetts Volunteers Infantry. Honorably dis- 
charged, 8th month 20th, 1865, at the close of the 

Tenth month, 1864, was Acting Provost Marshal. 

First and 2d months, 1865, Acting A. D. C, 
Northern District, Department of the South. 

Third and 4th months, 1865, Provost Judge, 
Savannah, Georgia. 

Fifth month, 1865, Acting Judge Advocate, North- 
ern District, Department of the South. 



7-62. Charles Hallowell, son of Joshua Long- 
streth (6-32) and Theressa Kimber Hallowell, was born 
in Philadelphia, 8th month 13th, 1842. 

Married ist month 21st, 1869, Belle Jewett, born 
at Cadiz, Ohio, 7th month 2d, 1846, daughter of the 
Hon, Thomas L. and Ann Haines Jewett. The mar- 
riage took place at the residence of her parents, Steu- 
benville, Ohio, the Rev. Charles C. Beatty (Presby- 
terian) ofificiating. 

Charles Hallowell was elected a member of the 
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, 7th month 28th, 1873. 

In the year 1873, ^^ formed a co-partnership with 
his uncle, Morris L. Hallowell (6-27), under the firm 
name of Hallowell & Co., bankers and brokers. No. 
33 South Third street, Philadelphia. At the time of 
his death he was still a member of this firm, in gth 
month, 1862, when the rebels invaded the States of 
Maryland and Pennsylvania, and the battle of Antie- 
tam was fought, he shouldered his musket and went 
to the front ; his health, however, would not permit 
him to enlist for the full term of service. Died of con- 


-sumption, 4th month 13th, 1875, at the residence of 
his father-in-law, Hon, Thomas L, Jewett (formerly of 
Steubenville, Ohio), No. 21 12 Walnut street, Philadel- 
phia. His remains were interred in Friends' burying- 
^round. Fair Hill, Philadelphia. 
Children : 

8-93 Thomas Jewett, born 12th mo. 28th, i86g, at Steu- 
benville, Ohio. Resides in New York city 
(1892), and is president of the Holbein Com- 
8-94 Belle Jewett, born 8th mo. 21st, 1874, at No. 21 12 
Walnut street, Philadelphia, and died of whoop- 
ing cough at the same place, 5th mo., 1875. 
Interred at Friends' burying-ground, Fair Hill, 



7-64. Katherine Hallowell Shoemaker was born 
1 2th month 4th, 1855, daughter of Joshua Longstreth 
(6-32) and Sarah Catherine Fraley Hallowell. Married 
4th month 27th, 1882, Robert Shoemaker, Jr., born 
ist month i8th, 1858, son of Benjamin Hallowell and 
Susan Trump Shoemaker, of Germantown, Philadel- 

They were married by the Right Rev. Wm. Bacon 
Stevens, Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania, at the residence of the bride's grandfather, the 
Hon. Frederick Fraley, No. 2017 DeLancey Place, 

Katherine was born at "The Cedars," corner 
of Chelten* and Juniper avenues, Chelten Hills, 
Montgomery county, Pa. This property passed into 
the hands of Robert Shoemaker, uncle of Kath- 
erine's husband, who made it his home until the fall of 
1892, when he sold it to Wm. L. Hlkins, of Phila- 

* See Note No. S, Appendix. 


Two children, both born at Primrose Lodge, which 
stood at the south-east corner of Chew and Mill streets, 
Germantown, Philadelphia: 

8-95 Frederick Fraley, born 8th mo. 8th, 1886. 
8-96 Mary Lippincott, born ist mo. 26th, li. 



7-65. Jean Hallowell, daughter of Joshua 
Longstreth (6-32; and Sarah Catherine Fraley Hallo- 
well, was born 2d month gth, 1857, at No. 1015 Race 
street (old No. 365). Unmarried. 

Like her mother, she has devoted her life to liter- 
ary pursuits. For a number of years she has been 
assistant literary editor of the Public Ledger, Philadel- 
phia. Her wide knowledge and excellent judgment 
make her an authority in her literary reviews. 



7-66. Frederick Fraley Hallowell, son of Joshua 
Longstreth (6-32) and Sarah Catherine Fraley Hallo- 
well, was born 3d month 8th, 1859, at No. 1015 Race 
street, Philadelphia; was married 7th month 26th, 
1887, by the Rev. Aaron Rittenhouse, at the Fletcher 
Methodist Episcopal church, in West Philadelphia, to 
Mary Elizabeth Hunter, born 5th month 26th, 1866, 
daughter of James and Margaret Devine Hunter, of 
Philadelphia. They have resided at Wayne, Delaware 
county. Pa., since 6th month, 1888. 

Children : 

8- ICO Nancy Sterett, born at Wayne, Delaware county, 
Pa., gth mo. nth, 1888. 

8-101 Margaret Hunter, born at Wayne, Delaware 
county, Pa., 5th mo. 5th, 1890. 

8-102 John Guy, born at Wayne, Delaware county, 
Pa., 7th mo, nth, 1892. His surname, "John," 
is for a brother of his mother; "Guy" is 
after another brother, Thomas Guy Hunter, 
who was named for an ancestor, the founder 
of Guy's Hospital, London, England. 


Frederick Fraley Hallowell was educated at Dr. 
Faires's Classical Institute, in Philadelphia, and en- 
tered the University of Pennsylvania gth month, 1874. 
From Qth month, 1875, until 7th month, 1876, he was 
in the employ of Hallowell & Co., bankers and brokers, 
of Philadelphia. Later, commenced the study of law 
in the office of Joseph C. Fraley, Esq,, and was 
admitted to the bar 6th month 8th, 1880. Ninth month, 
1884, was elected Assistant Treasurer of the Schuylkill 
Navigation Company, and in 1887 was elected Secre- 
tary of the same corporation. Resigned both of the 
above positions 2d month, 1889, and formed a connec- 
tion with the American Pig Iron Storage Warrant Com- 
pany, of New York. Resigned this latter employment 
for the purpose of organizing the Wayne Title and 
Trust Company, of Wayne, Delaware county, Pa., 
which was incorporated 2d month loth, 1890. Was 
elected Secretary and Treasurer, which position he 
held until 5th month, 1893, when he resigned to 
accept a position with the Western Savings Fund, 



7-70. Charles Eugene Hallowell, son of Charles 
(6-33) and Elmira Rebecca Stephens Hallowell, was 
born ist month 13th, 1852. He was named for his 
aunt, Mrs Eugene Robinson (Stephens) Hutton. 

After leaving school, in 5th month, 1865, he en- 
tered the employ of his uncle, William A. Stephens, 
remaining with him until gth month, 1868, when he 
secured a position with the firm of Macdowell & Wil- 
kins, bankers and brokers, at 148 South Third street, 
in nth month, 1873, this firm was forced into liquida- 
tion from the effects of the financial crisis of that year. 
Taking a liking to the printing art he embarked in the 
printing and publishing business, at 121 South Third 
street, under the firm name of Hallowell & Co., his 
partner being Mr. Wilkins of the former firm of Mac- 
dowell & Wilkins. in 9th month, 1876, they removed 
to 125 South Third street, where Mr. Hallowell con- 
tinues to carry on the business under the same firm 



7-71. Louis Henry Stephens Hallowell, son of 
Charles (6-33) and Elmira Rebecca Stephens Hallowell, 
was born nth month nth, 1854; died of typhoid 
fever, ist month 26th, 1889, at his resi"dence. No. 802 
North Twenty-first street, Philadelphia. The funeral 
took place from his mother's house. No. 3335 Walnut 
street. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. 

Married 4th month 28th, 1881, at the Church of 
the Transfiguration, Woodland avenue below Thirty- 
fourth street. West Philadelphia, the Rev. Samuel E. 
Smith officiating, Mary Anna Bartholomew, born 5th 
month ist, 1856, at Syracuse, New York, daughter of 
John and Martha Bartholomew. 
Children : 

8-103 Elmira Stephens, born 1st mo. 27th, 1882, at No. 

3335 Walnut street. 
8-104 Louis Stephens, Jr., born loth mo. 14th, 1883, at 

No. 3335 Walnut street. 
8-IC5 Clarence Gottschalk, born 4th mo. 10th, 1886, at 
Sharon Hill, Delaware county, Pa. Named 
for Clara Gottschalk Peterson, sister of Louis 
Moreau Gottschalk, the celebrated composer. 


Louis Henry Stephens Hallowell was a student at 
Andalusia College, Andalusia, Pa., and finished his 
education in the public schools of Philadelphia. On 
leaving school he entered the counting-room of Will- 
iam Sellers & Co., machinists. 

In the year 1875 h^ went with the firm of Stuart, 
Peterson & Co., manufacturers of stoves and hollow- 

This firm, of which he was a fourth owner, was 
incorporated as "The Stuart & Peterson Co.," 7th 
month 1 2th, 1886. In 1887 ht; was elected Secretary 
and Treasurer of the corporation, which position he 
held at the time of his death. 



7-72. Henry Howell Hallowell, son of Charles 
(6-33) and Elmira Rebecca Stephens Hallowell, was 
born 2d month 28th, 1857, at No. 718 Arch street. 
He was named for an intimate friend of his father, the 
late Henry C. Howell, who was Sheriff of the city of 
Philadelphia from 12th month 5th, 1864, to i2ih 
month 2d, 1867. 

Henry Howell Hallowell was a student at Anda- 
lusia College, Andalusia, Pa. He also attended the 
Public Schools of his own city. 

On 6th month 23d, 1873, when but sixteen years 
of acre, he entered the employ of the Penn Mutual 
Life hisurance Company, of Philadelphia, as a junior 
clerk ; promoted to assistant auditor and then became 
auditor, and he now holds the responsible position of 
Assistant Secretary and Treasurer of the said Company. 



7-73. Samuel Williams Hallowell, son of Charles 
(6-33) and Elmira Rebecca Stephens Hallowell, was 
born I St month 30th, i860, at Philadelphia. He was 
named for Samuel Williams, a valued friend of his 

Married 6th month i8th, iSgo, at St. Andrews 
(Episcopal) Church, Eighth street above Spruce street, 
the Rev. Dr. Sidney Corbett officiating, Sallie Hinton, 
born ist month 31st, 1869, at Brooksville, Mississippi, 
daughter of Dr. Rufus King and Anna Barbara (Ham- 
bright) Hinton. 

Third month nth, 1876, entered the employ of 
J. Gladding & Co., blank book manufacturers. No. 32 
South Fourth street. This firm's successors were C. 
H. Sherman & Co., of No. 403 Market street, for whom 
he assumed the responsibility as manager. 

Dissolved his connection with C. H. Sherman & 
Co., and on ist month, 1884, became general manager 
of the well-known printing and publishing house of 
Hallowell & Co., No, 125 South Third street, Phila- 


Seventh month, 1888, he was elected a director of 
the Stuart & Peterson Co., stove and hollow-ware 
founders, of Philadelphia; and in nth month, 1889, 
was elected President of this same corporation. 



8-74. Morris Longstreth Hallowell, 3d, son of 
William Penrose (7-45) and Elizabeth Corbit Davis 
Hallowell, was born on the seventh day of the week, 
5th month ist, 1857, at the residence of his grand- 
parents, the late Isaac Roberts and Lydia Corbit 
Davis, "Chelton," Cheltenham township, Montgomery 
county. Pa. He was married ist month gth, 1879, =^t 
Holy Trinity Church, Walnut and Nineteenth streets, 
Philadelphia, by the Rev. Dr. Wm. N. McVickar, to 
Jane Dalzell Picot, daughter of Charles J. and Jane 
Dalzell Picot, of Philadelphia, born 3d month 2gth, 
1862, near Media, Delaware county. Pa., at the resi- 
dence of her grandparents, the Rev. Alvin Hallett and 
Jane Dalzell Mercer Parker. 

Morris was educated at Swarthmore College, Del- 
aware county. Pa. Entered there as a student the 
first year the college was opened (nth month, 1869). 
His eye-sight became impaired from close application to 
study, which unfortunately prevented his remaining 
until his class graduated. 


He commenced his business career in the office of 
Hallovvell & Co., bankers and brokers, Third street, 
Philadelphia. Resigned his position with them, and 
formed a co-partnership, 5th month, 1875, '^^''^1"' l^is 
father under the firm name of Wm. P. Hallowell & Co., 
bankers and brokers. In 1880 he turned his attention 
to agriculture, and cultivated a large wheat farm situ- 
ated in the Red River Valley, North Dakota. In the 
year 1881 he settled with his family in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota, where he has since resided. He was 
elected (1892) Secretary and Treasurer of the Itasca 
Warehouse Company. 
Children : 

9-1 10 Elizabeth Davis, born 12th mo. nth, 1879, ^t the 
residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Jane Dal- 
zell Picot, Oak Lane, 22d ward, Philadelphia, 
died 9th mo. 28th, 188 1, of cholera infantum, 
at the Judd House, Sixth avenue South, and 
Fifth street, Minneapolis, Minn. Interred at 
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. 
9-111 Morris Longstreth, 4th, born 3d mo. 2cth, 1881, 
at the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Jane 
Daizeil Picot, Oak Lane, 22d ward, Philadel- 
phia ; died 7th mo. 20th, 1881, of cholera 
infantum, at Atlantic City, New Jersey. In- 
terred in the late Isaac R. Davis's lot. Laurel 
Hill cemetery, Philadelphia. 
9-II2 Morris Longstreth, 5th, born 2d mo. 4th, 1888, at 
No. 916 Fourth avenue South, Minneapolis. 



8-75. Isaac Roberts Davis Hallovvell, son of 
William Penrose (7-45) and Elizabeth Corbit Davis 
Hailowell, was born first day, 8th month 7th, 1859, ^"^^ 
the residence of his grandparents, the late Isaac Roberts 
and Lvdia Corbit Davis, "Chelton," Cheltenham town- 
ship, Montgomery county. Pa. He received his educa- 
tion partly at the Cheltenham Academy, and later was 
a student at Friends' Central High School, Race street 
above Fifteenth street, FMiiladelphia, 

Commenced his business career with Peter Wright 
& Sons, shipping merchants, Philadelphia. On 8th 
month 26th, 1881, he joined his brother at Minneapolis, 
Minnesota, where he now resides. Unmarried. 



8-76. William Penrose Hallowell, 2d, son of 
William Penrose (7-45) and Elizabeth Corbit Davis 
Hallowell, was born on the second day of the week, i ith 
month 30th, 1863, at No. 210 Tulpehocken street, 
Germantown, Philadelphia. Ninth month, 1883, went 
to Minneapolis, where he now resides. 

Married 6th month 5th, 1888, Agnes Hardenbergh, 
born in Chicago, 111., 12th month 22d, 1863, daughter 
of Charles Morgan and Mary Lee Hardenbergh, of 
Minneapolis, Minn. The marriage ceremony was per- 
formed by the Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Wells, at St. 
Mark's Church (Protestant Episcopal), Minneapolis, 

Entered Swarthmore College, in the preparatory 
department. Class B, fall of 1878, and was admitted to 
the Freshman Class, 9th month 15th, 1880. Elected 
the scientific course, making mechanical engineering a 
special study. Passed examination for Senior Class, 
but on account of his eye-sight failing he was obliged 
to give up study within one year of graduating. This 


was a bitter disappointment, changing, as it did, his 
plans for his life's work. 
Children : 

9-116 William Penrose, 3d, born 4th mo. 14th, 1891, at 
No. 1568 Hennepin avenue, Minneapolis. Bap- 
tized, 6th mo. 19th, 1892, by the Right Rev. 
Elisha S. Thomas, of Kansas, at the residence 
of Charles Morgan Hardenbergh, Lake Min- 
netonka, Minnesota. 

Fifth month ist, 1892, admitted to a one-half 
interest in the firm of H. W. Armstrong & Co., whole- 
sale and retail coal merchants, of Minneapolis, Minn. 



8-77. Maria Hallowell, daughter of Richard 
Price (7-46) and Anna Davis Hallowell, was born at 
West Medford, Mass., 8th month 22d, i860. Un- 

She has inherited from her mother a talent for 
art, portrait painting being her specialty. Her work is 
of a high order. 



8-79. James Mott Hallowell, son of Richard 
Price (7-46) and Anna Davis Hallowell, was born at 
West Medford, Mass., 2d month 13th, 1865. He was 
named for his great-grandfather, James Mott. Gradu- 
ated from Harvard College, class of 1888. During the 
last six months of his college career he did considerable 
work as college reporter iox Xhe Boston Daily Advciiiscr 
and the Evening Record ; his object being to gain an in- 
sight into journalism as a profession. 

\n the fall of 1888 he entered the Harvard Law 

Fourth month ist, i88g, entered the employ of 
the Ludlow Manufacturing Company, Ludlow, Mass., 
with their home office in Boston. The output of the 
mills was twine, marline, webbing, and gunny cloth, 
employing about 800 to 1,000 hands. His first work 
was that of a day laborer, but he rose, step by step, 
until he received the appointment of overseer of the 
freight and shipping department, in 2d month, i8go, 
went into the home office, Essex street, Boston, re- 


maining there until 4th month, 1891, when he entered 
the employ of Hallowell & Donald, wool commission 
merchants, of Boston, Mass. 

In 4th month, 1892, he re-entered the Harvard 
Law School, and passed the examination of 1891-92. 

Tenth month 13th, 1892, entered the law offices of 
Stickney, Spencer & Ordway, of New York city. 



8-80. Lucretia Mott Hallowell, born at West 
Medford, Mass., 12th month 8th, 1867, daughter of 
Richard Price ('7-46) and Anna Davis Hallowell. 

She was named for her great-grandmother, Lucre- 
tia Mott. 

Studied the two years' course and passed the Kin- 
dergarten and High School examination, and is a 
qualified Kindergarten teacher. She taught during the 
winter of 1891-92 a school of poor German Jews and 
Italians, at North End, Boston, but without pay. 



8-81. Francis Walton Hallowell, son of Richard 
Price (7-46; and Anna Davis Hallowell, was born at 
West Medford, Mass., 8th month 12th, 1870. He was 
named for Francis Walton (7-54) a first cousin of his 

Graduated from Harvard College, class of 1893. 



8-82. Charlotte Bartlett Hallowell, daughter of 
Edward Needles (7-47) and Charlotte Bartlett Hallo- 
well, was born at West Medford, Mass., 3.30 P. M. on 
seventh day, ist month 22d, 1870. 

She is deeply interested in the study of languages, 
and reads both French and Italian fluently. At pres- 
ent she is studying Dante, under Professor Marsh, 
at the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women, 
better known as "The Harvard Annex." 



8-83. Emily Hallowell, daughter of Edward 
Needles (7-47) and Charlotte Bartlett Hallowell, was 
born at West Medford, Mass., 6th month 5th, 1871. 

She was named for her aunt, Emily Hallowell 


Emily is devoting much time to the study of 
music. She has a remarkably fine soprano voice 
which has been trained under the direction of highly 
competent teachers, both in Florence, Italy, and in 
Boston. She is a member of the Boston Symphony 



8-84. Anna Norwood Hallovvell, daughter of 
Norwood Penrose (7-48) and Sarah Wharton (Hay- 
dock) Hallowell, was born at "Nbddebo," West Med- 
ford, Mass., 3d month 20th, 1871. 

She was a student at the Society for the Collegiate 
Instruction of Women, class of 1893, better known as 
"The Harvard Annex." 

The Harvard Annex has been in existence for 
twelve years. It was successful from the start, 
although it has never been under the government of 
the College authorites, and has conferred certificates 
instead of degrees upon its graduates. 

At a recent meeting (1893) of the officers of the 
Harvard University Annex for Women, President 
Elliot announced that he was ready to accept this institu- 
tion as a part of the College. When this is carried 
out it will make the third New England College to 
which women have been granted an entrance within 
a brief period. The other two institutions are Yale 
College and Brown University. 



8-85. Robert Haydock Hallowell, son of Nor- 
wood Penrose (7-48) and Sarah Wharton (Haydock) 
Hallowell, was born at " Noddebo," West Medford, 
Mass., 6th month 30th, 1873. 



8-86. Norwood Penrose Hallovvell, 2d, son of 
Norwood Penrose (7-48) and Sarah Wharton (Haydock) 
Hallowell, was born at "Noddebo," West Medford, 
Mass., 7th month 3d, 1875. 



8-87. John White Hallowell, son of Norwood 
Penrose (7-48) and Sarah Wharton (Haydock) Hallo- 
well, was born at "Noddeho," West Medford, Mass., 
i2th month 24th, 1878. 

He was named for John Corlies White,* an inti- 
mate friend of his parents ; an artist by profession, 
who resided in New York city. 

* See Memoir, Appeudix. 



8-88. Esther Fisher Hallowell, daughter of 
Norwood Penrose (7-48) and Sarah Wharton (Haydock) 
Hallowell, was born at " Noddeho," West Medford, 
Mass., 3d month 21st, 1881. 

Esther was named for her great-aunt on her 
mother's side, Esther Fisher Wharton Smith, wife of 
Benjamin R, Smith, of Germantown, Philadelphia. 




8-89. Susan Morris Hallowell, daughter of Nor- 
wood Penrose (7-48) and Sarah Wharton (Haydock) 
Hallowell, was born at " Noddebo," West Medford, 
Mass., i2th month 19th, 1883. She was named for 
her aunt, Susan M. Hallowell. (See 7-50.) 








\_Compilcd partly from fJie Daicson Family Record'] 

The Longstreth arms are described in Burke's 
General Armory of England, as follows: "Argent. A 
chevron gules, between three escolop shells sable. 
Crest, two rose bushes, the flowers white and red 
intertwined." The red rose was the emblem of the 
House of Lancaster, the white of the House of York, 
After the Wars of the Roses, the intertwining of the 
flowers was indicative of the union of these houses. 

The name was variously written — Longstreth, 
Longstroth, Longstreth, and L^Tngsteroth. Longstreth 
is now the generally accepted orthography. For no- 
tices of the name and family, see Whitaker's History 
and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven ; Fuller's 
Worthies of England, Yorkshire, etc. 

Coat of Arms 




1. Bartholomew Longstreth was born in Long- 
stroth Dale, Deanery of Craven, Yorkshire, England, 
8th month 24th, 1679. He was a great-grandson, on 
his mother's side, of John Stroth, who commanded a 
troop under the Duke of York, in the War of the 
Roses. At the close of the war he was rewarded b_\- 
Henry Vll for his valor. 

The father of Bartholomew was named Christo- 
pher. At the christening of the son, it is said that the 
father and god-father not agreeing as to a name, the 
officiating priest christened him in honor of the saint 
(Bartholomew) on whose day he was born. 

He emigrated from Yorkshire, England, in 1698, 
taking with him a letter from the Friends of Settle 
meeting, in that shire, certifying, according to a practice 
still in use in the society on the removal of deserving 
 members, to such facts as were calculated to commend 
him to the confidence and fellowship of the brethren 
among whom he expected to live. This commendation 
and confidence his subsequent life fully justified. He 
was one of the petitioners, among whom were nearly 


all the leading men of Pennsylvania, who, about the 
year 1700, when he could scarcely have more than 
attained his majority, joined in a petition to the King 
of England, praying that William Penn might not be 
deprived of his government in the province. This 
early act shows that even then Bartholomew Long- 
streth was recognized as a man of some substance and 
character. After his arrival in Pennsylvania, he worked 
as a laborer until, by his frugal and industrious habits, 
he had laid up about £400. He bought a tract of three 
hundred acres of land on Edge Hill, in Moreland town- 
ship, then in Bucks county, now Montgomery. On 
this he settled and commenced its improvement, but 
becoming dissatisfied, he sold the land, with the 
determination of returning to England. While waiting 
in Philadelphia for a passage home, he met with Thomas 
Fairman, surveyor to William Penn, who induced him 
to abandon his intention of leaving the country, and 
from whom he purchased five hundred acres of unim- 
proved land in Warminster township, in the county of 
Bucks. He afterward purchased other tracts of land 
in that neighborhood, and at the time of his death left 
a large and valuable estate including more than one 
thousand acres of land, and moneys at interest. When- 
he first went into Warminster the country there was 
a wilderness, without roads, and with only a cattle 
path through the woods. His first house was of logs. 
When he was better accommodated, he opened a store 


in a part of his dwelling, which he continued to keep 
for the accommodation of the neighborhood for some 

He was held in good esteem by members of the 
religious society to which he belonged, and he was 
frequently called on to settle estates, and to transact a 
variety of public affairs. As supervisor of Warminster 
he opened a portion of what is known as the York 
road. He was charitable to the poor, who never, it is 
said, left his door empty-handed; and he was, withal, 
a man of great firmness of purpose, strength of mind, 
and energy of character. He died very suddenly in 
the road without previous illness, 8th month 8th, 1749, 
and was buried in Horsham grave-yard. 

Eleventh month 29th, 1727, he married at Horsham, 
Pa., Ann Dawson, born in London, about 1705. Ann 
Dawson was a daughter of John and Dorothy Dawson, 
who are said to have come from London, England, 
to America in 17 10. John Dawson's trade was that 
of a hatter. 

They appear to have been connected with the 
society of Friends in England, but it is certain that 
he, at least, did not ask to be received in membership 
among Friends here for some years after their arrival. 
The family tradition is that he had been unfortunate 
in business in London. He was a resident of Moreland 
township, Bucks county, now Montgomery, and kept 
at Hatboro, in that township, a tavern called the 


"Crooked Billet," carrying on also the hat-making 
business. He removed to Philadelphia in 1740, or 
earlier, and died in that city nth month 27th, 1742. 

His widow, who was said to have been a member 
of Abington meeting many years before her husband 
united with it, seems to have retained her connection 
with that meeting, and to have returned soon after her 
husband's death to her former home or neighborhood. 
Her remains are said to have been the first interred in 
the Friends' burying-ground, belonging to Pikeland 
monthly meeting, near Kimberton, Chester county, Pa. 

Their children were : 

1 John Dawson. 4 Sarah Dawson. 

2 Ann Dawson. 5 Isaac Dawson. 

3 Daniel Dawson. 6 Benjamin Dawson, 

7 James Dawson. 

It is a tradition that Batholomew Longstreth's mar- 
riage with Ann Dawson was the result of "love at 
first sight," under circumstances which, if not quite 
romantic, were altogether befitting the times, and the 
good, substantial men and women who founded Penn- 
sylvania. While her father was building his house at 
the "Billet," she acted as mason tender, carrying the 
mortar on a board, and the stones in an apron of stout 
cloth, whilst her father executed the masonry. While 
she was so engaged, it is said that Bartholomew passed 
by, "was smitten with her glowing charms and filial 
piety, and then and there chose his wife." They were 


married at Horsham meeting-house, to which she rode 
on a pillion behind her father, departing from it with 
her husband, on his horse, in a similar manner. Tradi- 
tion says that while she was busy talking with her 
young friends, Bartholomew became impatient to take 
his prize away, and summoned her in the broad speech 
of Yorkshire with the inquiry : " Ann, art thou gooing, 
or art thou noot?" According to the custom of the 
times, but few even of Friends excepting, they em- 
ployed slave labor, both in the field and in their 
domestic affairs; some of their descendants remember 
to have seen in the old homestead a mark on the wall 
between the sitting-room and the kitchen, where had 
been a small window, at which Ann was wont to sit 
to watch her slave women at work in the kitchen. 
Almost the last act of Bartholomew Longstreth's life 
was to go into the fields to direct his negroes about 
their work. Many of Bartholomew and Ann's de- 
scendants, however, have been conspicuous for their 
opposition to slavery, and the society to which they 
belonged, at a very early day, made the holding of 
slaves a subject of discipline, and, where persisted in, 
a ground of disownment. 

Ann had been a thrifty housekeeper and good 
manager. An inventory of her estate, taken 2d month 
1st, 1753, shows that it amounted, after deducting 
all claims against it, to nearly £2,000, and included ser- 
vants valued at £100. 


They had eleven children : 

2-1 Sarah, married William Fussell. 

2-2 John, died in seventh year of his age. 

2-3 Daniel, married first, Grace Micheiier ; second, Mar- 
tha Bye. 

2-4 Jane, died in infancy. 

2-5 Jane, 2d, married Jonathan Coates. 

2-6 Ann, married Benjamin Coates. 

2-7 John, married Jane Minshall. 

2-8 Elizabeth, married Joseph Starr. 

2-9 Isaac, married Martha Thomas. 
2-10 Joseph, married Susannah Morris. 
2- 1 1 Benjamin, married Sarah Fussell. 
After remaining a widow nearly four years, Ann 
Dawson Longstreth married 6th month 7th, 1753, Rob- 
ert Tomkms, who resided in Warrington township, 
Bucks county. He is said to have wasted her fortune, 
and to have subjected her to personal ill usage, in con- 
sequence of which she left him and returned to her son 
Daniel, at the old homestead. Thence she removed 
to Charleston, in Chester county (now Phctnixville), 
where her daughters Jane and Ann Coates resided. 
Here she built a house for herself "on the hill by 
Mason's tavern," and made it her home until 1775, 
when she returned to her son Daniel, on the death 
of his wife, Grace Michener. About the time of his 
second marriage, 1779, to Martha Bye, she removed 
again to Chester county, where she died 3d month 
1 8th, 1783, age seventy-eight. 



2-1. Sarah Longstreth, daughter of Bartholomew 
and Ann Dawson Longstreth, was horn nth month 
8th, 1728-9; died gth month 21st, i8co. Married at 
Abington, 8th month loth, 1751, William Fussell, born 
1728-29, died 1803 or 1804. He was enrolled a mem- 
ber of the 5th Battalion, 6th Artillery Company of 
Chester county, but being a Quaker it is presumed he 
rendered no service. 

They had three children : 

3-12 Susannah, married Aaron Dunkin. 

3-13 Bartliolomew, married Rebecca Bond. 

3-14 Solomon, unmarried. 



2-3. Daniel Longstreth, son of Bartholomew 
and Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born in Warminster 
township, Bucks county. Pa., on the 28th of April 
(then called 2d month), 1732. When he was in his 
eighteenth year his father died, leaving him the care 
of a large family of brothers and sisters, to whom he 
supplied, as far as possible, a father's place, fulfilling 
his trust with good judgment and strict fidelity. He 
was a man of fine presence and great firmness of mind ; 
a Friend in principle as well as by profession ; a peace- 
maker, often being called upon to settle differences 
arising between his acquaintances and neighbors ; a 
man of benevolent and sympathetic nature, frequently 
interesting himself in behalf of the helpless and friend- 
less; a man of integrity, possessing the public confi- 
dence, being often selected as executor and adminis- 
trator in the settlement of estates. He was a member 
of the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of 
Slavery, and for bettering the condition of colored 
people, his diploma bearing date 3d month 25th, 1793. 

He inherited slaves with his father's estate, and 
probably employed slave labor the greater part of his 


life. Anna T. Rabb, daughter of Joseph Longstreth, 
son of Daniel, refers to it in the following manner: 
"Grandfather had a burying-ground for slaves along- 
side of a lane running from the barn hear the chestnut 
tree along Jesse Cleaver's lane. When 1 was small 
my father took the fence away and ploughed down 
the graves." 

He adhered to peace principles during the Revolu- 
tionary war, notwithstanding the difficulties of his 
situation, being sometimes summoned to the head- 
quarters of the army in his neighborhood, but receiving 
respectful treatment from the commanding officers. 
A company of soldiers was at one time quartered on 
him, and the battle of "Crooked Billet" was fought 
along the road in front of his homestead. For a time 
his capacious garret became a place of safe-keeping 
for the Hatboro Library, a library which, though one 
of the oldest in the country, has still a flourishing ex- 

He married at Abington meeting, 5th month 22d, 
1753, Grace Michener, who was born in Moreland 
township, 3d month 22d, 1729, and died at the home- 
stead in Warminster, 4th month i6th, 1775. 
They had nine children : 

3-15 John. 3-ig Jonathan. 

3-16 Martha. 3-20 Isaac. 

3-17 Rachel. 3-21 Joseph. 

3-18 Joseph. 3-22 Benjamin. 

3-23 Jane. 


Daniel Longstreth's second wife was Martha Bye, 
married 2d month 2d, 1779, daughter of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Bye; she liad no children. She died at the 
house of Rachel Maris, her husband's granddaughter. 

Daniel Longstreth died at the homestead in War- 
minster, nth month 19th, 1803. 



2-5. Jane Longstreth, 2d, daughter of Barthol- 
omew and Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born nth 
month 23d, 1735-6; died 5th month i6th, 1795. Buried 
in Friends' burying-ground, Baltimore, Md. Married 
4th month 22d, 1755, Jonathan Coates, of Phcenix- 
ville, Pa., born iith month 17th, 1728, son of Moses 
and Susannah Coates. 
Eleven children : 

3-24 Ann. 3-2C) Phebe, twin sister of Susannah. 

3-25 James. 3-30 Keziah. 

3-26 Hannah. 3-31 Grace. 
3-27 Jonathan. 3-32 Isaac. 
3-28 Susannah. 3-33 Jane. 
3-34 Elizabeth. 



2-6. Ann Longstreth, daughter of Bartholomew 
and Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born nth month 
3d, 1737-8; died 6th month 26th, 1824. Married 9th 
month 23d, 1756, Benjamin Coates. 

They resided at Phoenixville, Chester county, Pa., 
and were buried at Pikeland. 
Children : 

3-35 Jane. 3-37 Benjamin. 

3-36 Susannah. 3-38 Tacy. 



2-7. John Longstreth, son of Bartholomew and 
Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born in October (then 
called 8th month) 25th, 1739; ^'^^^ 4tli month i6th, 
1817, Married 1762, Jane Minshall, born ist month 
5th, 1743; died 2d month 9th, 181 3, He was Justice 
of the Peace, and a man of considerable influence. 
Resided at Phoenixville, and had seven children : 

3-39 Daniel. 3-42 Sarah. 

3-40 Hannah. 3-43 Annie 

3-41 John. 3-44 Moses. 

3-45 Jane. 



2-8. Elizabeth Longstreth, daughter of Bathol- 
omew and Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born 3d 
montli 15th, 1741; died 6th month 28th, 1813. Buried 
at Phcenixville, Married at Pikeland meeting, 6th 
month 2 1 St, 1763, Josepli Starr, born 7th month 6th, 
1741 ; died loth month ist, 1821 ; son of Joseph and 
Rebecca Starr. 

They had ten children : 

3-46 Rebecca. 3-51 Sarah. 

3-47 Ann. 3-52 John. 

3-48 Elizabeth. 3-53 Benjamin. 

3-49 Isaac. 3-54 Amy. 

3-50 Joseph. 3-55 William. 



2-9. Isaac Longstreth, son of Bartholomew and 
Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born 12th month i6th, 
1742-3; died 4th month 12th, 1817. Buried at Pike- 
land. Married i ith month 1 5th, 1770, Martha Thomas, 
born 5th month 20th, 1748; died at Hatboro, 12th 
month 4th, 1790. Buried at Horsham. He was a 
captain in the war for independence, and commanded 
a company at the battle of "Crooked Billet." 
Children : 

3-55 Susannah, born at Hatboro, 8th mo. loth, 1771 ; 
died at Greenway farm, near Darby, Pa., 3d 
mo. 15th, 1856. She removed to Philadelphia 
in 1795, and in 1797 entered into the wholesale 
dry goods business with two of her cousins. 
It is said she was the first woman who im- 
ported dry goods into that city, in 181 5 she 
removed to Greenway farm, and resided there 
until her decease. She was remarkable for a 
happy, cheerful spirit, which diffused its influ- 
ence like genial sunshine upon all around her. 
3-56 Elizabeth, married Richard Mather. 
3-57 Isaac Thomas, married Mary Collins. 
3-58 David, married Martha Ogden. 
3-59 Charles, married Rachel Hunt. 



2-10. Joseph Longstreth, son of Bartholomew 
and Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born loth month 
nth, 1744; died 5th month iSth, 1803. His remains 
were interred at Horsham. Married 4th month i6th, 
1772, Susannah Morris, born 7th month 23d, 1746, and 
died 8th month 28th, 1814; was daughter of Joshua 
and Mary Morris, of Abington, 

They settled in Southampton township, Bucks 
county, Pa., near the old homestead. It was on his 
premises that John Fitch, the inventor, first tried his 

They had nine children: 

3-60 Josiah, born 8th mo. ist, 1772; died at Abington, 

3d mo. 6th, 1834. Married Sarah Dillin. 
3-61 Charles, born 12th mo. 3cth, 1773. 
3-62 Joshua, born 6th mo. 20th, 1775; died ist mo. 

27th, i86g. Married Sarah Williams. 
3-63 Mary, born 2d mo. 28th, 1777. 
3-64 William, born 7th mo. 24th, 1778; died nth mo. 

i6th, 1814. Married Sarah Rudolph. 
3-65 Morris, born 8th mo. 7th, 1780; died 12th mo. 5th, 




3-66 Ann, born 2d mo. 12th, 1784; died 5th mo. 26th, 
1868. Married Charles Tyson Hallowell. 

3-67 Samuel, born gth mo. 28th, 1787; died 4th mo. 

7tli, 1826. Married Sarah Redwood Fisher. 
3-68 Thomas Mifflin, born gth mo. 17th, 17Q0; died 

about 1848. Married Deborah M. Dempsey. 



2-11. Benjamin Longstreth, son of Bartholomew 
and Ann Dawson Longstreth, was born in September 
(then called jth month) 17th, 1746; died 8th month 
4th, 1802. Married Sarah Fussell, who died 4th month 
23d, 1797. They lived at Phcenixville, of which place 
he was the founder. He built the first iron works 
erected there. 

Twelve children : 

3-69 Joseph, married Margaret McKee. 

3-70 William Wilson, married Elizabeth Howell. 

3-71 Benjamin, married Isabella Dennis. 

3-72 Mary, married Robert Tea. 

3-73 Ann. married first, Wm. Parrish ; second, Joseph 

Sidney Keen. 
3 74 Sarah, unmarried. 
3-75 Samuel, went west when young, and never heard 

from again by his family. 
3-76 Elizabeth, married Isaiah Faxon. 
3-77 Rachel Wilson, married David Oram. 
3-78 Hannah, married Samuel Wilson. 
3-79 Jacob, married Margaret Ditts. 
3-80 George Field, married first, Sarah Wilkerson ; 
second, Elizabeth Harlan, widow, whose maiden 
name was Young. 



3-60. Josiah Longstretli, son of Joseph and 
Susannah Morris Longstreth, was born 8th month ist, 
1772; died at Abington, 3d month 6th, 1834. Married 
Sarah Dillin, widow of Isaac Dillin (or Dillon), daughter 
of Aaron and Susannah Fussell Dunkin. They lived 
at Abington. 

Two children : 

4-81 Joshua, married Hannah Rudolph. 
4-82 Josepii, married Sarah Rudolph. 



3-62. Joshua Longstreth, son of Joseph and 
Susannah Morris Longstreth, was born 6th month 20th, 
1775 ; died at his country residence, Barclay Hall, ist 
month 27th, i86g, where he had lived since the year 


Barclay Hall was situated on the west side of Tur- 
ner's lane, above Ridge avenue. When Mr. Longstreth 
first went there to reside it was considered some dis- 
tance out in the country, but before his death the 
streets of the city were opened to the property with 
many houses erected thereon. Norris street, when 
opened, ran through one of the rooms of the mansion. 
Out of respect for Mr. Longstreth, the city authorities 
desisted from doing this until after his death. He was 
a m'ember of the religious society of Friends (Orthodox 
branch) and, until prevented by old age, was regular 
in attendance at their sittings. 

His political views in early life were in sympathy 
with the Whig party, and when the Republican party 
sprang into existence, he became one of its steadfast 

Joshua Longstreth. 


It is said that he never once missed polling his 
vote for President, commencing with John Adams, to 
the second election of Abraham Lincoln. 

He married nth month gth, 1800, Sarah Williams, 
born 1781; died at Barclay Hall, 3d month i6th, 1848; 
daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Williams. 

Mr. Longstreth was for many years a prominent 
dry goods merchant; his cousin, Susannah (3-55) 
Longstreth, was a partner in the concern. 

At one time he was engaged in the shipping busi- 
ness between Philadelphia and Liverpool. He was a 
director of the Philadelphia Bank, and other financial 

Three children : 

4-83 Lydia, born 1801 : died 7th mo. 5th, 1843. Married 

Richard Price.* 
4-84 Elizabeth, born 3d mo. 4th, 1810; died gth mo. 2d, 

1864. Married George Abbott. 
4-85 Susan Morris, died in England, i860. Married 

Francis Thompson, of Rawdon, Yorkshire.^ 


* See Note No. 6, Appendix. 



3-64. William Longstreth, son of Joseph and 
Susannah Longstreth, was born 7th month 24th, 1778; 
died nth month i6th, 1814. hiterred at Friends' bury- 
ing-groLind, corner Fourth and Arch streets, Philadel- 
phia. Married Sarah Rudolph, who afterward married 

William and Susannah had three children: 

4-86 John Rudolph, married Julia . 

4-87 Catherine, married first, Dr. Spackman; second, 

Joseph Briggs. 
4-88 George. 



3-66. Ann Longstreth, daughter of Joseph and 
Susannah Morris Longstreth, was born 2d month 12th, 
1784; died 5th month 26th, 1868. hiterred in the lot 
of her son, Morris L. Hallowell, South Laurel Hill. 
Married, loth month gth, 1806, at Abington, Pa., 
Charles Tyson Hallowell, born 2d month 28th, 1780 ; 
died 7th month 3d, 1829. Interred in Friends' Western 
burying-ground, Seventeenth and Race streets. 
Nine children : 

4-89 Priscilla, unmarried. 

4-90 Morris Z,ongstreth, married Hannah Smith 

4-91 Caleb, unmarried. 

4-92 Susannah Morris, married William Walton. 

4-93 Maria, unmarried. 

4-94 Samuel Longstreth, married Elizabeth Chase. 

4-95 Joshua Longstreth, married first, Theressa Jones 
Kimber ; second, Sarah Catherine Fraley. 

4-96 Charles, married Elmira Rebecca Stephens. 

4-97 Ann, unmarried. 



3-67. Samuel Longstreth, son of Joseph and 
Susannah Morris Longstreth, was born gth month 28th, 
1787; died near New Orleans, La., 4th month 7th, 
1826, Married at Abington, nth month 14th, 181 1, 
Sarah Redwood Fisher, born 1791 ; died nth month 
i8th, 1827; daughter of Miers and Sarah Fisher. 

Seven children : 

4-98 Esther. 

4-gg Sarah Redwood, married Dr. Isaac Parrish. 

4-1C0 Helen G., unmarried. 

4-101 Miers Fisher, married Mary F. Clapp. 

4-102 Anna, married Robert K. Wright. 

4-103 Lydia W., married John VVilmer. 

4-104 Sidney Elizabeth, unmarried ; born 5th mo. i6th, 
1825 ; died 4th mo. 6th, 1892. 



3-68. Thomas Mifflin Longstreth, son of Joseph 
and Susannah Morris Longstreth, was born 9th month 
17th, i/QO; died nth month loth, 1845. Married 
Deborah M. Dempsey, born 12th month i8th, 1798; 
died 8th m.onth loth, 1873. 

Three cliildren : 

4-105 Lydia Price, married Nicholas Baggs. 
4-106 Thomas Mifflin, unmarried. 
4- icy Elizabeth Abbott, married Rev. Leighton W. 
Eckard ; resides at Chefoo, China. 





Coat of Arms 


Penrose Family 



In the transactions of the "Harleian Society," Vol- 
ume IX, is mentioned two families of Penroses ; one 
is given in the old Cornish style of spelling, " Penros," 
and is dated 1620. Penrose is now the accepted 
orthography. In this work the arms of the Penroses 
are mentioned as bearing the Cornish colors ; that is, 
ermine on a bend of blue. 

Before the year 1531 the family bore in the field, 
ermine with one bend of blue, charged with three roses 
of gold. Crest, a trout, natant of gold. Motto: 
Ubiqiic Fidelis. Subsequent to that date the field 
was of white or silver, with three bends of black or 
sable, charged with as many roses of gold. Crest, a 
lion's head erased, collared red. Motto: Ubiqne Fidelis. 

The Penroses of Ireland, a branch of the Pen- 
roses of Penrose, bear the field of white or silver on a 
bend of blue, charged with three roses of red. Crest, 
a lion's head erased, of gold, collared red. Motto: 
Rosa sine spida. 


Another branch of the family has for its crest a 
boar's head. Motto: Ubiqiie Fidelis. An engraving of 
this coat of arms on an old silver salver, is in the 
possession of Mrs. Hannah Penrose Hallowell. 

Again, in the year 1531, the arms are spoken of as 
follows: Ermine on a bend of blue, three roses of gold. 
Subsequently the family bore white or silver, three 
bends of black or sable charged with as many roses of 
gold. Crest, a trout natant of gold. Motto: Ubiqiie 
Fidelis. (See plate.) 



1. Bartholomew Penrose, the earliest Penrose of 
whom we have any knowledge, came to Pennsylvania 
from England about the year 1700. He had a brother 
Thomas, in England, who was a shipwright. There is 
reason to suppose he was nearly related to an officer 
who was in the British navy, named Thomas Penrose, 
under Admiral Penn, the father of William Penn, the 
founder of Pennsylvania. 

Bartholomew Penrose was a sea-captain and a 
shipwright, and a man of some means. He resided at 
Philadelphia. His remains were interred in Christ' 
Church grave-yard. 

Married Hester Leech, daughter of Toby (Tobias) 
Leech, a miller of Cheltenham township, formerly of 
Philadelphia county, but now of Montgomery county. 

The old homestead of the Leech family is still 
standing, on property now owned by John Thompson. 

Bartholomew and Hester Leech Penrose had the 
following named children : 


2-1 Bartholomew, married Mary Kirl, 5th mo. 2ist, 1737, 
at Christ church, Philadelphia; whose daughter 
Mar>' married Gen. Anthony Wayne. 
V 2-2 A daughter Sarah, who married Richard Mather. 
2-3 A daughter Dorothy, who married Isaac Shoe- 
2-4 Thomas, who married Sarah Coats. 
The Thomas Penrose referred to in the memoir 
printed in this volume (see Appendix^, is undoubtedly 
the person mentioned as having served under Admiral 
Penn, although there is no documentary evidence to 
verify it. 



2-4. Thomas Penrose, the youngest son of Bar- 
tholomew and Hester Leech Penrose, was born in 1709; 
died nth nionth 17th, 1757. Married loth month 21st, 
1731, Sarah Coats, born 1714; died 7th month 7th, 
1777. She was a daughter of Jolin and Mary Coats, 
of the Northern Liberties. 

Thomas Penrose was a shipping merchant and 
ship-builder, and a trustee of St. Peter's church. 
Children : 

3-5 Thomas, bom 1st mo. 22d, 1733-4; died nth mo. 

28th, 181 5. Married Ann Dowding. 
3-6 James. 

3-7 Isaac, an ancestor of the Ash family. 
*3-8 Samuel's descendants are supposed to be extinct. 
3-9 Jonathan. 

* Samuel Penrose associated himself with the First City 
Troop as an active member on the day of its organization, nth 
month 17th, 1774. His name stands seventh on the roll. Elected 
an honorary member, 9th month loth, 1787. No date of his 
death on the Troop's books. 



3-5. Thomas Penrose, son of Thomas and 
Sarah Coats Penrose, was born ist month 22d, 1733-4 ; 
died nth month 28th, 181 5. Married 7th month 7th, 
1757, Ann Dowding, born 9th month 7th, 1739; died 
9th month 1 8th, 1809. 

Ann Dowding was a daughter of Joseph Dowding 
Jr., a lawyer, who came from Boston to Delaware 
and married a daughter of Richard Richardson, The 
Dowdings were in Boston from the middle of the 17th 
century. One of them married a daughter of William 

Thomas Penrose resided at the south-east corner 
of Penn and Shippen streets. He was a ship-builder 
and a shipping merchant, a man of wealth and full of 
charity. For many years it was his custom to purchase 
in the winter season two shallop loads of oak wood to 
distribute to the poor. He was the first one to have 
soup made in quantities for the needy, and would daily 
superintend in person the serving it out. 


In early life he was a member of St. Peter's 
Church (Episcopal), hut later joined the religious society 
of Friends. 

As before stated, Thomas Penrose was a ship- 
builder and a shipping merchant. The following an- 
ecdote, kindly furnished by one of his granddaughters, 
Miss Mary E. Penrose, in reference to him and one of 
his vessels, the TJiomas Penrose, is quite interesting: 

" It was customary at that time to put a figure-head 
on the bow, and it was proposed that a portrait bust 
of himself should be the figure-head, as the vessel was 
to bear his name. 

"This did not meet with his approval. His friends, 
not willing to give up the idea, engaged a celebrated 
wood carver, who was also a friend of Mr. Penrose, to 
pay him several visits; and who, without his knowl- 
edge, took sketches of him, from which he carved his 
likeness with his Quaker dress, painting it in the sombre 
colors of that sect. 

"The vessel was captured by the'French, who put 
metal epaulettes on the shoulders and painted the figure 
in gay colors to represent a French Admiral, thus trans- 
forming a representative of peace principles into a son 
of Mars." 

The vessel was afterward taken by the English, 
but what was the final fate of the good ship Thomas 
Penrose is not known. 

Children of Thomas and Ann Dowding Penrose: 


4-10 William, born gth mo. 6th, 1768: died 12th mo. 

ist, 1816. Married Annah Norwood. 
4- 1 1 Cliaries, born Qtli mo. i4tlT, 1776; died 6th mo. 

24th, 1849. Interred in Christ Church burying- 

ground, Fifth and Arch streets. Married Ann 

4-12 Ann, married Dr. William Matthews, but had no 


There were other children, who died early; all 

Thomas Penrose appears to have taken a promi- 
nent part in establishing the independence of America. 
The following interesting items were compiled from the 
American Archives, Fourth Series, Volume I : 

"At a meeting of two or three hundred of the 
respectable inhabitants of the city of Philadelphia, at 
the City Tavern, on Friday evening. May 20th, 1774, 
where it was agreed : 

"That a committee be appointed to correspond 
with our sister colonies. 

"That John Dickinson, Wm. Smith, D.D., Edward 
Pennington, Joseph Fox, John Nixon, John M. Nesbit, 
Samuel Howell, Thomas Mifflin, Joseph Reade, Thos. 
Wharton, Jr., Benj. Marshall, Joseph Moulder, Thos. 
Barclay, Geo. Clymer, Chas. Thomas, Jeremiah War- 
ren, Jr., John Cox, John Gibson, and Thomas Penrose 
compose a committee of correspondence until alteration 
is made by a more general meeting of the inhabi- 


"That the committee be instructed to write to the 
people of the city of Boston, that we truly feel for their 
unhappy situation. That we consider them as suffer- 
ing in the general cause. That we recommend to them 
firmness, prudence, and moderation, and that we shall 
continue to evince our firm adherence to the cause of 
American liberty. That the above resolutions be trans- 
mitted to the other colonies. 

"That the committee be instructed to apply to the 
Governor to call the Assembly of the Provinces. 

"That they be authorized to call a meeting of the 
inhabitants when necessary. A copy of these resolu- 
tions was sent to Boston by Mr. Paul Revere ; also a 
copy was transmitted to New York and most of the 
Southern colonies." Page 341. 

Again, on page 426: 

"At a very large and respectable meeting of the 

freeholders and freemen of the city and county of 

Philadelphia, in the province of Pennsylvania, held 

Saturday, June i8th, 1774. T. Willing and John 

Dickinson, chairmen : 

"Resolved. First, That the Act of Parliament for shut- 
ting up the port of Boston is unconstitutional, oppressive to the 
inhabitants of that town, dangerous to the liberties of the British 
colonies, and that therefore we consider our brethren at Boston 
as suffering in the common cause of America. 

"Stvo;/J, That a Congress of Deputies from the several 
colonies in North America is the most probable and proper mode 
of procuring relief for our suffering brethren, obtaining redress of 


American grievances, securing our rights and liberties, and re- 
establishing peace and harmony between Great Britain and these 
colonies on a constitutional foundation. 

" Third, That a large and respectable committee be appointed 
to correspond with our sister colonies and with the several coun- 
ties in this Province, in order that all may unite in promoting and 
endeavoring to attain the great and valuable ends mentioned in 
the foregoing resolutions. 

''''Fourth, That the committee nominated by this meeting 
shall consult together and, on mature deliberation, determine which 
is the most popular mode of collecting the sense of this Province, 
and appointing deputies for the same to attend a General Con- 
gress ; and having determined thereupon shall take such measures 
as they shall judge most expedient for procuring their Province to 
be represented at this Congress, in the best manner that can be 
devised for promoting the public welfare, 

''"' Fifth, That the com.mittee be instructed immediately to set 
on foot a subscription for the relief of such poor inhabitants of the 
town of Boston as may be deprived of the means of subsistence 
by the operation of the Act of Parliament, commonly styled the 
Boston Port Bill. The money arising from such subscriptions to 
be laved out as the committee think will best answer the ends 

''Sixth, That the committee consist of forty-four persons, 
viz.: ***** (among them being 
Thomas Penrose), to whose approved integrity, abilities, and 
sincere affection for the interests of this immense Empire, their 
constituents look up to for the most propitious events." 

Again, on page 555, it appears that Thomas Pen- 
rose was a member of the Pennsylvania Committee 
of Deputies. 


It is Stated that in 1774 Thomas Penrose was a 
member of the Philadelphia City Troop. This must 
have been before he united with the religious society 
of Friends. 

In a history of the Troop, published on its Cen- 
tennial Anniversary, nth month 17th, 1874, it is 
written that Thomas Penrose was a member in 1799. 
There appears to be no record on the books of his 
election, resignation, or death. 



3-6. James Penrose, son of Thomas and Sarah 

Coats Penrose, had an only son : 

4-13 Clement Biddle Penrose, who was a Judge in 
Missouri or Louisiana territory. He was tather 
of Charles B. Penrose and other children, and 
grandfather of Dr. Richard A. F. Penrose, Hon. 
Clement B. Penrose, Judge of the Orphans' 
Court of Philadelphia, and others. 



3-9. Jonathan Penrose was a son of Thomas 
and Sarah Coats Penrose, 

He was an ancestor of the Collins family. Elected 
Sheriff of the county of Philadelphia, and served from 
1797 to 1800. 

The Philadelphia City Troop was organized nth 
month 17th, 1774. Jonathan Penrose was elected an 
active member the following 12th month. Elected an 
honorary member, gth month loth, 1787. No record 
of his death on the books of the company. 

hi "Peter's" history of the Troop, mention is 
made of Jonathan Penrose as being one of a party of 
six who volunteered to venture within the enemy's 
lines at Trenton, in order to obtain some information 
much needed by the Commander-in-Chief, General 
George Washington. When returning they surprised 
a number of the enemy, capturing eleven of them, 
whom they drove before them at the point of the pistol 
into camp. General Washington complimented private 
Penrose for this act of bravery. 



4-10. William Penrose, son of Thomas (3-5) 
and Ann Dowding Penrose, was born gth month 6th, 
1768; died i2th month ist, 1816, Married third day, 
I2th month 22d, 1795, at Boston, Mass., Annah Nor- 
wood, born nth month 28th, 1778; died 7th month 

7th, 1817; daughter of "^^ and Abigail (or Abby) 

Emmes Norwood. They resided in Philadelphia. 
Children : 

5-14 Thomas Norwood, born 5th mo. 27th, 1798; died 

ist mo. 14th, 1869. Married 4th mo. 5th, 1817, 

Jane Glading, born 6th mo. 8th, 1798; died 

12th mo. i8th, 1859-60. 

5-15 Abigail Ann, born 3d mo. 9th, 1800; died 8th mo. 

2ist, 1801. 
5-16 William, 2d, born 12th mo. 17th, 1801 ; died 9th 

mo. 23d, 1802. 
5-17 Ann Pinkerton, born first day, 4th mo. 15th, 1804; 
died 6th mo. 28th, 1883. Married William V. 
5-18 Abigail (or Abby) Norwood, born sixth day, 8th 
mo. 22d, 1806; died 12th mo. 28th, 1846. 

* See Note No. lo, Appendix. 

■Wiii.iAM Penrose 


5-ig Samuel Smith, born 6th mo. 6th, 1808; died 8th 

mo. 14th, i8og, at Frankford. 
5-20 Samuel Smith, 2d, born second day, 2d mo. 19th, 
1810; died 7th mo. 8th, 1839. Married Re- 
becca Widdifield. 
5-21 Hannah Smith, born first day, 2d mo. 2d, 

1812. Married Morris Longstreth Hailowell. 
5-22 William, 3d, born third day, 3d mo. ist, 1814; 

died fifth day, 6th mo. 23d, 1814. 

5-23 Norwood, born seventh day, 3d mo. 2d, 1816; 

died 9th mo. 6th, 1871. Married Josephine 

Head, born 1817; died 7th mo. 7th, 1868; 

daughter of Joseph and Anna F. Head. No 


William Penrose was an Episcopalian, and at one 

time was a member of the choir at Christ Church. 

Annah Norwood Penrose, his wife, was a member of 

the Presbyterian Church, and assisted in the choir 

services at the old Pine street Presbyterian Church. 

Later in life both she and her husband resigned their 

right of membership in their respective churches, and 

through conviction became members of the religious 

society of Friends. 

\n her youth she was regarded as very beautiful 
and a superior woman. Some old letters from friends, 
in possession of her daughter, Hannah Penrose Hai- 
lowell, bear ample testimony to this assertion. 

It may not be out of place to quote an extract from 
a letter written by Charity Rotch to her sister Hannah 
Fisher, dated Hartford, Connecticut, 7th month 6th, 


1807, which was kindly sent to Hannah Penrose Hal- 
lowell by Deborah F. Wliarton : 

" We have lately had the company of dear Cousin Mary 
Morton and family, and Hannah Penrose; the latter a deeply 
interesting woman, one who, I trust, will be useful in her day. We 
look forward with satisfaction toward her return to us ; and 1 
wish thou would inform Peter Barker that we feel indebted to 
him for his kindness in introducing so precious a guest to our 

A letter written by Annah Norwood Penrose to 
her Presbyterian friends, gives evidence of the spiritual 
struggle through which she passed at the time of 
separating from them. When it is remembered that 
she was reared in the lap of luxury, had mingled in 
gay society, and was fond of music and other worldly 
pleasures, and that much self-denial and courage re- 
quired to abjure them all and adopt the manner of 
speech and simplicity of apparel customary among 
Friends, we may realize in some measure the trials she 
underwent for conscience's sake. In reference to this 
subject a friend wrote as follows: 

" The worldly-wise reasoner may call this testimony to 
plainness and simplicity a little thing, an indifferent or unim- 
portant punctilio. But the sincere seeker after truth learns to 
regard these trials of our fidelity to principle', even in compara- 
tively little things, as essential to the discipline of self-denial, and 
finds in them the way of the cross; ' the narrow way that leads 
to eternal life and peace.' " 

Annah Norwood Penrose. 



The records of the city of Boston are very incom- 
plete and unreliable between the years 1700 and 1800. 
it is to be regretted that there appear to be no papers 
among the family archives to verify the following 
statement. The author has therefore been obliged to 
rely in a great measure upon information received from 
some of her descendants. 

Hannah Ingraham, daughter of Ingraham, 

of England, married Samuel Emmes, an American sea- 
captain. According to tradition it was a runaway 

Her father, disapproving of the alliance, disin- 
herited his daughter, and placed in Chancery, for the 
benefit of the fourth generation, what would have been 
her portion of his estate. 

Nearly the whole of the town of Leeds, England, 
is built upon land owned by him. The estimated value 
at this date (1893) of Hannah's share is over one 
hundred millions of dollars, which is hopelessly lost to 
her heirs. 

Samuel and Hannah higraham Emmes had the 
following named children. (Compiled from family 

1 Hannah, who married Samuel Smith. No children. 

2 Maria, who married Stetson; had William, 

Lydia, Anna, Abby or Abigail. 


3 Abigail (or Abby) married Norwood. There 

appears to be no record of Abigail's (or Abby's) 
husband's first name, furtlier than the records of 
Boston mention a marriage of an Ebenezer Nor- 
wood to an Abigail (or Abby) Emmes, 2d mo. 
loth, 1773. The date of his birth is not to be 
found ; from research it is thought that he was 
a son of an English resident, and came to this 
country in his youth, though there are facts that 
might connect him with the Norwoods that were 
at Lynn, and earlier at Gloucester. 
Zaccheus Norwood was in Lynn in 1753, and it is 
thought that Ebenezer may have been his son. The 
records at the Probate office, at Salem, do not show 
anything to verify this supposition. 

There were also one or two branches of the 
Eames or Ames family here early, and many of the 
writers have confounded them with the Emmes, but 

the names are entirely different. ■'' and Abigail 

Emmes Norwood had the following named children : 

1 John. 

2 Samuel. 

3 Abigail (or Abby). 

4 Hannah. t 

1 John is supposed to have died early, as there is no 

further record of him. 

2 Samuel married Mary Callender, and had the follow- 

ing children: George, Abigail (or Abby), Samuel 
S., John G., Elizabeth R. 

*See Note No. lo, Appendix. 
+ See Note No. ii, Appendix. 



Annah Norwood Penrose, 
at the age ok about 1 7 years. 


Abigail (orAbby) married first, William Barnett ; and 
second, Wlnthrop Harding. Children by first 
marriage, William, Samuel S., Anna F., John 
P. Children by second marriage, one son 
named Wlnthrop. 

Hannah, married at Boston 12th mo. 22d, 1795, Will- 
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4-11. Charles Penrose, son of Thomas and Ann 
Dowding Penrose, was born 9th month 14th, 1776; 
died 6th month 24th, 1849. Married Ann Rowan, 
daughter of Dr. John Rowan, of Salem, New Jersey. 

Charles Penrose died at the old homestead, where 
he was born and had lived all his life. The house 
stood at the south-east corner of Penn and Shippen 
streets, but has long since been razed to the ground in 
order to widen Shippen street. 

He superintended the construction of the U. S. 
man-of-war Franklin, at the Philadelphia navy-yard 
during the administration of Hon. William Jones as 
Secretary of the Navy, 1812, or thereabouts. 

Children of Charles and Ann Rowan Penrose : 
5-24 Sally Ann, born loth mo. 26th, 1800; died 8th mo. 

25th, 1803. 
5-25 Harriet, born 2d mo. ist, 1803; died 2d mo. i6th, 
1857. Married Isaac Webb Pennock. Two 
children, Isaac and Annie, both unmarried. 
5-26 Thomas, born loth mo. iQth, 1804; died 8th mo. 
2ist, 1805. 


5-27 James, born 7th mo. 21st, i8c6; died 8th mo. 3d, 

1888. Married Marion Pennocl\. 
5-28 Margaret Rowan, born 5th mo. 21st, 1809; died 

5th mo. 29th, 1892. Married Abraham R. 

5-29 Sarah, born 7th mo. 21st, 181 1; died ist mo., 1891. 

Married Clement A. Buckley. 
5-30 John Rowan, born 8th mo. 2cth, 1813; died 9th 

mo. nth, 1869. Married Anna Maria Burton. 
5-31 Anne Matthews, born nth mo. i6th, 1815; died 3d 

mo. 24th, 1888. Married Washington Keith. 
*5-32 Charles, born 4th mo. 17th, 1818; died nth mo. 

22d, 1874. 

5-33 Mary Elizabeth, born 8th mo. ist, 1820. Unmarried. 
5-34 Elizabeth, born 5th mo. 27th, 1823; died nth mo. 
8th, 1823. 

*Charles Penrose, 2d (5-32), was elected an active membe 
of the First City Troop, 5th mo. i8th, 1840— was transferred to the 
non-active roll nth mo. 17th, 1849, on account of ill health. 
Resigned 2d mo. 4th, 1867. 

Thomas N. Penrose 



5-14. Thomas Norwood Penrose, son of Will- 
iam and Annah Norwood Penrose, was born 5th month 
27th, 1798; died ist month 14th, i86g. Married 4th 
month 5th, 1817, Jane Glading, born 6th month 8th, 
1798; died I2th month i8th, 1859-60; a daughter of 
James and Elizabeth Fife Glading, of Philadelphia. In 
his youth he learned the trade of a tanner, but later 
in life opened a pharmacy and remained in that busi- 
ness until his death. 
Children : 

6-35 Armenia Palmer, born on fourth day, 2d mo. 17th, 
i8ig. Married William E. Goodaie, 12th mo, 
25th, 1849. 
6-36 Annah, born on third day, 5th mo. 23d, 1820; 
died 3d mo. 26th, i860. Married 5th mo. 23d, 
1854, Joel Cook. Married second, 6th mo., 
1858, Martin H. Williams. 
6-37 ElizabethGlading, born on sixth day, 12th mo. 27th, 
1822; died 4th mo. 19th, 1853- Married loth 
mo. 8th, 1840, Joel Cook. 
6-38 William, 2d, born on first day, 4th mo. 4th, 1824; 
died on fifth day, 6th mo. 17th, 1824. 


6-39 Abigail, born first day, 7th mo. gth, 1826. Married 

nth mo. 14th, 1844, Ebenezer Chase. 
6-40 Jane, born second day, gth mo. 15th, 1828; died 

4th mo. 8th, 1890. Married nth mo. 9th, 1871, 

William Heckman. 
6-41 Mary, twin sister to Jane, born second day, 9th 

mo. 15th, 1828; died second day, 4th mo. 7th, 

6-42 Thomas Norwood, 2d, born 3d mo. 25th, 1831 : 

died nth mo. 26th, 1831. 
6-43 Mary Needles, born 12th mo. ist, 1832. Married 

first, 9th mo. 24th, 1863, Wm. H. Weatherby; 

second, 12th mo. 15th, 1878, Charles McCaul. 
6-44 Thomas Neall, born 6th mo. 6th, 1835. Married 

6th mo. 3d, 1863, Margaret Ann Stewart. 
6-45 Sarah Rink, born ist mo. icth, 1838; died ist mo. 

28th, 1841. 
6-46 William, 3d, born fifth day, 6th mo. icth, 1841 ; 

died ist mo. 24th, 1842. 



5-17. Ann Pinkerton Penrose, daughter of Will- 
iam and Annah Norwood Penrose, was born 4th month 
15th, 1804; died 6th month 28th, 1883. Married 9th 
month 22d, 1822, William V. Anderson. 
6-47 Mary Ann. 
6-48 Charles Penrose. 
6-49 Emilie. 
6-47 Mary Ann Anderson, daughter of Wm. V. and Ann 
Pinkerton Penrose Anderson, was born 5th mo. 25th, 1828. 
Married 4th mo. 22d, 1850, Jesse Williamson, of Philadelphia, 
who died 5th mo., 1854. At the time of her marriage she dropped 
the name Ann. 

Two children : 

1 William von Albade, born 3d mo. 20th, 18; i. Mar- 

ried Lilly McLane. Three children: Loraine 
Penrose, Jesse, Jr., and Basil Maturin. 

2 Jesse Williamson, Jr., born 4th mo. 26th, 1853. Mar- 

ried Sophie Thayer, daughter of Judge M. Rus- 
sell and Sophie Watniough Thayer. 
6-48 Charles Penrose Anderson, son of Wm. V. and Ann 
Pinkerton Penrose Anderson, was born 3d mo. 5th, 1826; died 
9th mo. 3cth, 1858. Married ist mo. nth, 1852, Mary Louisa 


Tete, born ist mo. 31st, 1827, daughter of Francis and Irma 
Josephine Beylle Tete, of Philadelphia. 

1 Francis Tete Anderson, born 12th mo. 7th, 1853. 

Married first, Margaret A. Maguire. Francis 
Tete Anderson's second wife was May Emily 
Felt, born 5th mo. ist, 1870. They were married 
6th mo, 23d, 1888. 

2 William von Albade Anderson, born 9th mo. 7th, 

1855; died loth mo. 25th, 1856. 

3 Marie Caroline Tete Anderson, born and died loth 

mo. 14th, i857- 

6-4g Emilie Norwood Anderson, daughter of William V. 
and Ann Pinkerton Penrose Anderson, was born 7th mo. igth, 
1832. Married 6th mo. 7th, 1853, John McCallum Emory, born 
7th mo. i8th, 1824. 

Children : 

1 Ann Penrose, born gth mo. 6th, 1854- 

2 Harry Ogden, born 7th mo. 23d, 1856. Married loth 

mo. 14th, 1884, Mary Laura Drake, daughter 
of Col. Edwin L. and Laura Cecilia Dowd 
Drake, of Guilford, Connecticut. Two chil- 
dren, Marie Drake and Harry Ogden, Jr. 

3 Ellen Harriet, born nth mo. 30th, i860. Married 3d 

mo. 27th, 1883, Harry Anderson, born loth mo. 
nth, 1855, son of Joseph and Emma Neil An- 
derson. One child, Josephine Norwood, born 
2d mo. 3d, 1884. 



5-20. Samuel Smith Penrose, 2d, son of Will- 
iam and Annah Norwood Penrose, was born 2d montli 
19th, 1810; died 7th month 8th, 1839, on board the U. 
S. man-of-war Constitution. His remains were interred 
at or near Macao, China, the vessel having made that 
port for the purpose. 

Married Rebecca, daughter of James and Hannah 
Widdifield, of Philadelphia. 

They had two children : 

6-50 William, born 1830; died at Glen Ellyn, 111., gth 
mo. 2cth, 1892. Married Katherine Mclntyre; 
died at Germantown, Philadelphia, 3d mo. loth 
i8q3, in the 55th year of her age. No children. 

6-51 Ellen Widdifield. Married Henry Bently, of Ger- 
mantown. One child, George. 




5-21. Hannah Smith Penrose (Hallowell), daugh- 
ter of William and Annah Norwood Penrose, was horn 
2d month 2d, 1812. Married Morris Longstreth Hal- 
lowell. (See 6-27, pages 24 to 34.) 
Children : 

6-52 Anna. 6-56 Norwood Penrose. 

6-53 William Penrose. 6-57 Emily. 

6-54 Richard Price. 6-58 Susan Morris. 

6-55 Edward Needles. 6-59 Morris Longstreth, 2d. 

Norwood Pknkose 



5-23. Norwood Penrose, son of William and 
Hannah Norwood Penrose, was born on seventh day, 
3d month 2d, 1816, at No. 628 Spruce street (old num- 
ber 242), Philadelphia, and died 9th month 6th, 1871. 
Married Josephine Head, born i8i7and died 7th month 
7th, 1868, daughter of Joseph and Anna F, Head. No 

Norwood Penrose was one of nature's noblemen, 
beloved by all who knew him. He had a kind, gener- 
ous temperament which drew about him a host of 
friends, in early life he was a martyr to rheumatic 
gout and was for a number of successive winters con- 
fined to his room from it. A voyage to the West Indies 
together with a residence there for a time resulted in 
almost a permanent restoration to health, enabling him 
to take an active part in the business world. For a 
number of years he was a partner of the house of Joseph 
B. Hanson & Co., tobacco commission merchants. 
His death occurred very suddenly from congestion of 
the brain. His remains were interred in his brother-in- 
law's lot (Morris L. Hallowell), South Laurel Hill. 



5-28. Margaret Rowan Penrose (Perkins) 
daughter of Charles and Ann Rowan Penrose, was 
born 5th month 21st, 1809; died 5th month 2gth, 1892. 
Married 9th month nth, 1833, Abraham Robinson Per- 
kins, who was a great nephew of the Mary Penrose, 
who married Gen'l Anthony Wayne. 
Children : 

Sally Robinson, who married Levi Taylor Rutter. 
Thomas Graham, died young. 

Charles Penrose, who married Helen, daughter of John 
A. Wright. He graduated A. M. from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, and C. E. from Rens- 
sellaer Institute, Troy, N. Y. 
Graham, died young. 



5-29. Sarah Penrose (Buckley) daughter of 
Charles and Ann Rowan Penrose, was born 7th month 
2ist, 1811; died ist month, 1891. Married 9th month 
nth, 1833, Clement Adams Buckley. 

The wedding of both Margaret (5-28) and Sarah 
Penrose took place on the same date at the old home- 
stead, corner of Penn and Shippen streets. 
Children : 

Anna Penrose, who married John Smith Newbold, 
Daniel Penrose, unmarried. Graduated A. M. from the 
University of Pennsylvania. He was a lawyer 
by profession. When the war of the Rebellion 
broke out he enlisted in the service of his 
country as Captain in the 4th Regiment New 
Jersey Volunteers Infantry. Was mortally 
wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of 
Gaines' Mills; died 7th mo., 1862, while in the 

enemy's lines. 

Clementina, died in infancy. 

Emily Adele, married first, Edward Lowber ; second, 
John W. Pepper. 



5-30. John Rowan Penrose, son of Charles 
and Ann Rowan Penrose, was born 8th month 20th, 
1813; died 9th month 1 1 th, 1869. Married Anna Maria 

Children : 

Eliza, who married William Cochran. 
Anna, married first, John Ralston ; second, Francis Car- 
penter Hooton. 
Ellen, married first, Thomas Swann, son of the Governor 
of Maryland ; second, Ferdinand Claiborne La- 
trobe, Mayor of Baltimore. 
Charles Henry, died young. 

Walter Elliot, died nth mo., 1891. Married Emily- 
Thompson, daughter of Lucius P. Thompson. 
John Rowan Penrose was one of Philadelphia's 
most prominent shipping merchants, and was for many 
years the senior partner of the house of Penrose & 



5-31 . Anne Matthews Penrose (Keith) daughter 
of Charles and Ann Rowan Penrose was born nth 
month i6th, 1815; died 3d month 24th, 1888. Married 
Washington Keith. 
Children : 

Charles Penrose, graduated B. S. from the University of 
Pennsylvania. Studied law in the office of the 
Hon. Clement Biddle Penrose, Judge of the 
Orphans' Court, Philadelphia ; admitted to the 
bar, nth month, 1877. He is the author of a 
valuable genealogical work entitled the " Pro- 
vincial Councillors of Pennsylvania and Their 
Descendants." Married Elizabeth Harvey 
Sidney W. Keith, born 7th mo. loth, 1856. Unmarried. 



6-43. Mary Needles Penrose (McCaul ), daugh- 
ter of Thomas Norwood and Jane Glading Penrose, was 
born i2th month ist, 1832. Married gth month 24th, 
1863, William H. Weatherby, who died ist month 25th, 

Children : 

Jane Elizabeth, born 2d mo. 2d, 1866; died nth mo. 7th, 

Mary Needles, born ist mo. iQth, 1868. Professor of 
English language in the Girls Normal School, 
William Henry, born loth mo. 21st, 1871 ; died 5th mo. 

2ist, 1872. 
Mary Needles Penrose married second, 12th 
month 15th, 1878, Charles McCaul. No children. 

Thomas N. Penrose, M. D. Ph. D. 
Medical Inspector, U. S. Navy. 



6-44. Thomas Neall Penrose, Medical Inspector 
U. S. Navy, son of Thomas Norwood and Jane Glad- 
ing Penrose, was born 6th month 6th, 1835. Married 
6th month 3d, 1863, Margaret Ann Stewart, born 8th 
month i6th, 1837, at Lewistown, Mifflm county. Pa., 
daughter of James and Mary Stewart, of Philadelphia. 

Two children : 

1 Thomas Norwood Penrose, born 3d mo. 26th, 1864. 

Graduated from Yale College, Academic De- 
partment, class of 1887, receiving the degree of 
A. B.; and afterward entered the Law Depart- 
ment of Columbia College, in New York city. 
Graduated therefrom in 1889, with the degree of 
LL. B., and was shortly afterward admitted to 
the bar of New York. 

2 Charles Williams Penrose, born nth mo. 3d, 1872. 

After completing a course of study covering 
four years, at St. Paul's School, near Concord, 
N. H., of which the Rev. Dr. Coit is Head 
Master, he entered Yale College, class of 1896. 
Medical Inspector, Thomas Neall Penrose, was 

named for the Rev. Dr. Thomas Neall, to whom his 

parents were greatly attached. 


He graduated from University of Pennsylvania, 
Medical Department, class of 1858; and subsequently 
received, also, the degree of Ph. D. from that Uni- 

Upon the breaking out of the war he immediately 
offered his services and, if necessary, his life, for the 
preservation of the Union. He was in active service 
throughout the whole period of the rebellion, with 
the exception of a few months on sick leave, endeav- 
oring to restore a shattered constitution caused by 
hardships and cruelties of a rebel prison. Notwith- 
standing this experience, his patriotism never faltered 
for one moment, and with returning health he lost 
no time in reporting for duty again. His record is 
one that his family, friends, and country may justly 
be proud of. 

The following account of his services, though but 
a brief outline, will be read with deep interest by all 
who peruse this volume. 


Thomas Neall Penrose entered the Regular Navy, 
I ith month nth, 1861, 

On duty at Navy Yard, Washington, until 2d 
month, 1862. 

Second month, 1862, ordered to U. S. S. Harriet 


Second month, 1862, passed the whole Une of bat- 
teries on the Potomac river, engaging with the Cockpit 
Point and Shipping Point Batteries. 

Attached to Admiral David G. Farragut's Fleet, 
and under the immediate command of Commander, 
afterward Admiral, David D. Porter; attacked Forts 
Jackson and St. Philip, guarding approaches to New 

Fourth month i6th to 23d, 1862, fighting the forts. 

Fourth month 24th, 1862, the fleet passed up the 
river between the forts. The Division in which he 
was, after a hot engagement with the forts and Water 
Battery, within five hundred yards of Fort Jackson, 
was ordered to return to protect the "Mortar boats." 

Sixth month 28th, 1862, battle at Vicksburg, at 
which time Admiral Farragut led his fleet past the 
whole line of batteries there. 

Numerous small engagements at different points 
on the Mississippi river until c;th month, 1862. 

Tenth month, 1862, engagement with the forts 
guarding Galveston, Texas; capturing the place. 

First month ist, 1863, severe engagement with 
the Rebel army, at Galveston, driving them from their 

Afterward engaged single-handed the Rebel rams, 
Bayou City and Neptune, sinking the Neptune. The 
Bayou City, after the third attempt, succeeded in 
"boarding" the f/j/T/V/ Lane in overwhelming num- 


bers. The commanding officer, the executive officer, 
and all the deck officers of the Harriet Lane being 
killed or wounded in this action, save one. 

Prisoner of war at Galveston, Houston, and Nib- 
letts Bluff, Texas. 

Compelled to march ninety miles to Alexandria, 
on the Red river, La. Then was placed in prison ship. 

After release from rebel prison was ordered to 
the U. S. S. Massachusetts, to convey the wounded 
from the fleet off Charleston to northern hospitals, 
visiting the fleet ever}' few weeks until the close of 
the war. 

Cruised in the West Indies, South America, Europe 
(Mediterranean Squadron), Egypt, China, Japan, 
Corea, East Indies, Spice Islands, Java, Africa, includ- 
ing the islands of St. Helena and Cape de Verde. 

Cruised in the Levant, visiting Constantinople 
and Smyrna, in Turkey, and along the coast of 
Syria. Travelled to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bethany, 
Joppa, and several other places of interest in the 
Holy Land, including the Garden of Gethsemane, 
the Pool of Siloam, the Brook Kedron, the Holy 
Sepulchre, etc. 

While cruising on the China station ascended the 
Yang Tse Kiang seven hundred miles, visiting the 
ancient city of Nankin, and the ruins of the Porcelain 
Tower, and the tombs of the Ming dynasty. 



On duty at Navy Yards at Philadelphia, Washing- 
ton, and Boston. 

1880-81-82 was member of Board examining pro- 
fessionally candidates for admission to Medical Corps 
of the Navy, and Junior Medical Officers for promotion. 

First month, 1872 to 1874, on duty at Naval Hos- 
pital, Philadelphia. 

Is now (1893) in command of the U. S. Naval 
Hospital, Norfolk, Va. 


Assistant Surgeon, nth month nth, 1861, 

Passed Assistant Surgeon, 6th month 28th, 1864. 

Surgeon, 5th month 28th, 1871. 

Medical inspector, ist month 29th, 1890. 

Elected a member of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of 
the State of Pennsylvania, 5th month 7th, 1890. No. 
of Insignia 7870. 



[^Compiled from Burke's Landed Gentry and Transactions 
of the Harleian Society'] 

Penroses of Sithney county, England, traced back 
six descents prior to 1620, a brancli of tlie Penroses of 
Penrose, of which were Commodore Penrose and the 
Rev. Thomas Penrose, the poet. 

General Sir Charles Penrose, K. C. B., born 
1821, entered the Royal Marines in 1837; Knight 
of the Bath, 1867; Major-General, 1877; Lieutenant- 
General, 1878; Knight Commander of the Bath, 1887; 
General, 1879. Ser\'ed on the north coast of Spain 
in the Carlists war, 1838-40; in the China war, 
1841-42; in Japan, 1864-66. 

Address: Peniee Villas, Stokes, Davenport. 
United Service Club. 

Arms: White or silver, three bends of black or 
sable charged with as many roses of gold, crest a trout 
natant of gold. 

Motto: Ubiqiie Fidelis. (See plate.) 



\_Compiled from Burke's Landed Gentry and Transactions 
of the Harleiaji Society^ 

A branch of the Penroses of England removed to 
Ireland at an early date, one branch settling in county 
Waterford another in the county Wicklow. The family 
settling in Waterford became connected by marriage 
with the Randalls, Devonshires, Warrens, and Keans. 

William Penrose, a merchant in Waterford, who 
appears to be the head of that branch, is spoken of in 
"Burke's Landed Gentry" in 1745. 

Sir George Devonshire Penrose, son of William, 
born 4th month 23d, 1822. Married first, to Mary,, 
eldest daughter of Mr. Keiran Malloy, of King's county, 
in 1850; she died 7th month i6th, 1883, and he married 
Mary Gertrude, daughter of Jeremiah Dunne, Esq., of 
31 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, nth month 26th, 1887. 

Sir George was knighted in 1876, Justice of the 
Peace for the county Cork; High Sheriff, in 1844, 

Address: Greenville Place, Cork; Banagher, 
King's county; Cork Club. 

Arms: Silver on a bend of blue, three roses of 
red; crest, a lion's head erased of gold, collared red. 



1. William Penrose, of Waterford, merchant; will 
dated 1745. Married Margaret . Issue — 

1 John, married Anne, daughter of Edward Campbell, 

of Cork, and had — 

1 Cooper, married Elizabeth, daughter of 

John Dennis, of Cork. 

2 William. 

3 Anne, married Richard Pike, of Cork. 

2 Samuel. 

3 Francis, married Susan, daughter of John Pirn, and 


1 John. 

2 Thomas. 

3 William. 

2. Samuel Penrose, of John's Gate, son of 
William and Margaret; will dated 1764. Married Ann 
Beale and had — 

1 Samuel. 

2 William. 

3. Samuel Penrose, son of Samuel and Ann 
Beale. Married, 1774, to Mary, daughter of George 
Randall, of Barnhill, Cork, and had — 


1 Samuel. 

2 George Randall, married Miss Pim, daughter of 

Samuel Pim, of Waterford, and had — 

I Abraham Devonshire, married Bridget, daugh- 
ter of John Welstead, of Ballywalter, Cork, 
and had — 

I William, married Miss Percy, daughter 
of Alexander Percy, of Ballerna- 
more, county Leitrim, they had — 

1 Elizabeth, married William 


2 Anne. 

3 Sarah, married Saml. Hawkes. 

4. Samuel Penrose, of Shandagon,son of Samuel 
and Mary, born 6th month 24th, 1776. Married 6th 
month, 1799, to Mary, daughter of John Hawkes, of 
Sirmount, Cork, and had — 

1 Samuel, born 1804, married Sarah, daughter of John 

Welstead, of Ballywalter, county Cork ; he 
died leaving one son, Samuel, who later was 
succeeded by his son Samuel, the present head 
of the family. 

2 John, married Hester, daughter of Thos. Gallock, 

of Elmglyn. 

5. Samuel, the Rev., grandson of Samuel and 
Sarah Welstead, born 1828. Married 1858, to Mary, 
daughter of Henry O'Callahan. He is a magistrate of 
the county. 

The Norwood Family 


\_Compilcd from Burke's Landed Gentry'] 


This family derives its name from the manor of 
Northwood Chasteners (since corrupted into Norwood ), 
in Milton, and is of very ancient standing in Kent. 

Sir Stephen De Northwood (son of Jordan de 
Shepey, who lived temp Henry 11) obtained the above 
manor as a grant from the Crown, and assumed the 
name of De Northwood (also variously v/ritten in old 
docum.ents Northwode and Norwode) from it. He built 
a mansion there, v/here he and his descendants resided 
for several generations. 

He lived to a very advanced age, in reigns of 
Richard I and John, and was succeeded by his son. 

Sir Roger De Northwood served in the wars under 
Henry 111 and Edward I. 

Sir John De Northwood was summoned to Parlia- 
ment among the Barons of the realm. He and his son 
Sir John were present at the siege of Carlaverock, 
Scotland, with Edward I, where he was knighted. 


John De Northwood entertained Henry V, at Sit- 
tingbourne, on his triumphant return from France, 

John Norwood, as the name then (Henry \'ll 
reign) began to be written, married Eleanor, daughter 
of John Gifford, of Leckhampton, in Gloucestershire, 
and in her right inherited the manor of Leckhampton. 
He died in 1509, leaving male issue who resided at 
Leckhampton, from whom that branch of the Norwood 
family trace their descent. 

Arms: Ermine, a cross. 

Crest: On waves of the sea, ppr., a demi-lion 
rampant, holding between the paws an anchor, flukes 

Motto : Sub cruce vinces. 



{^Compiled from Bahson's Hisio)y of Gloucester , Mass., etc., 
by' Samuel Troth, Esq.l 

Francis Norwood, according to a tradition in the 
family, fled from England with his father, at the res- 
toration of Charles 11. 

His son Francis, came to New England and set- 
tled at Lynn, hi the year 1663 he went to Glou- 
cester, and settled at Goose Cove. He procured 
several grants of land, the first dated 3d month i8th, 

At the time of the settlement of New England 
there was a family of Norwoods in the parish of 
Leckhampton, about eight miles from Gloucester, in 
England. According to the pedigree of this family, 
one of them, named Francis Norwood, died 1682, 
aged 82 years. 


1. Francis Norwood, died 3d month 4tlT, 1709. 
Married lotli month 15th, 1663, Elizabeth Co'dum, 
daughter of Clement Coldum. 


Children : 

2-1 Thomas, born 12th mo. icth, 1664. Settled at 
Lynn. Married 8th mo. 24th, 1685, Mary 
Brown, daughter of Thomas Brown, of Lynn. 

2-2 Francis, born 12th mo. gth, 1666. Married ist mo. 
24th, 1653, Mary Stevens, born 6th mo. 13th, 
1672; died nth mo. icjth, 1724; daughter of 
James Stevens. Francis Norwood married 
second, Qth mo. 12th, 1726, Mrs. Esther Foster. 

2-3 Elizabeth, born 2d mo. 17th, 1669. 

2-4 Mary, born 3d mo. 7th, 1672. Married Samuel 

2-5 Stephen, born nth mo. 24th, 1674; died ist mo. 7th, 
1703. Married Elizabeth ingleby, or Ingaelbe. 
A daughter named Elizabeth. 

2-6 Deborah, born cjth mo. 4th, 1677. Married ist mo. 
15th, i6q6, Benjamin Haraden. 

2-7 Hannah, born nth mo. 8th, 167Q; died 12th mo. 
25th, 1679. 

2-8 Joshua, born 2d mo. 27th, 1683. Married 9th mo. 
25th, 1704, Elizabeth Andrews, daughter of 
Ensign William Andrews, of Chebaso. 
\j 2-9 Caleb, born 8th mo. 12th, 1685. Married Alice 
Donnel, of York. 
2-10 Abigail, born ist mo. 3cth, i6co. 



2-1. Children of Thomas and Mary Brown 
Norwood : 

3-11 Francis. 3-14 Thomas. 

3-12 Ebenezer. 3-15 Mary. 

3-13 Mary. 

3-16 Jonathan. 

2-2. Children of Francis and Mary Stevens 
Norwood : 

3-17 Francis, born 4th mo. ist, 1695. 

3-18 Mary, born nth mo. 3d, 1697. 

3-19 Francis, born 12th mo. i6th, 17C0. 

3-20 Lucy, born loth mo. 20th, 1703. Married 4th mo. 
7th, 1729, Samuel Say ward. 

3-21 Stephen, born 2d mo. 21st, 1706; died 3d mo. 
i8th, 1711. 

3-22 William (Captain), born '4th mo. 4th, 1708; died 
2d mo. 4th, 1781. Married 5th mo. 30th, 1732, 
Judith Woodbury, born 1710; died 7th mo. 
19th, 1775. 

3-23 Jonathan, born ist mo. 14th, 1712 ;' died 2d mo. 

2ist, 1791. Married Elizabeth , born 

1712; died loth mo. 2cth, 1775. 

3-24 A son, born 4th mo. 3d, 1714 ; died4th mo. 3d, 1714. 

3-25 Abigail, born 12th mo. i8th, 171 5. Married (pos- 
sibly) Jeremiah Butman, or Bootman. 

2-8. Children of Joshua-and Elizabeth Andrews 
Norwood : 

3-26 Elizabeth, born ist mo. 2d, 1706; died 9th mo., 
1775. Married ist mo. 30th, 1724, Ebenezer 
Pool; died 5th mo., 1779. 


3-27 Joshua, born icth mo. i8th, 1707. Married Sarah 

Goodrich, or Gutridge, or Aldrich. They had 
, a son Solomon, baptized 2d mo. 8th, 1747, who 

married twice and had seventeen children. 
3-28 A daughter, born icth mo. 15th, 1709. 
3-29 Sarah, born nth mo. loth, 1710. 
3-30 Stephen, baptized 7th mo. 19th, 1713. 
3-31 Hannah, born 3d mo. icth, 1715. 
3-32 Mary, born 4th mo. 15th, 1717; died 3d mo., 1814, 

aged ninety-seven years. 
3-33 Susanna, born 2d mo. 26th, 1719; died 12th mo. 3d, 

3-34 Francis, born 4th mo. 7th, 1721. 
3-35 Abigail, born 3d mo. 28, 1723. Married 3d mo. 

20th, 1743, Josiah Lane, born 3d mo. 29th, 

1721 ; died 1776; son of James and Ruth 

Riggs Lane. 
3-36 Miriam, born 2d mo. 14th, 1725. 
3-37 Susanna, born 2d mo. 24th,, 1727. 
3-38 Rachel, born 12th mo. 27th, 1728. 
3-39 Patience, born 8th mo. ;th, 1731. Married, 1750, 

Samuel Wonson. 
3-40 Caleb, born 1736; died 8th mo. irth, 1814. Married 

first, Elizabeth Grover; second, Jerusha Story. 

2-9. Children of Caleb and Alice Donnel 

^-41 Elizabeth, born 7th m'o. 31st, 1709. Married about 
173;, Jonathan Fellows. 
3-42 Caleb, born 2d mo. ;th, 1712. 
3-43 Abigail, born 3d mo. 8th. 1714. Married Francis 


3-44 Sarah, born 3d mo. 25th, 1715- Married Samuel 

3-45 Gustavus, born 4th mo. 5th, 1719. 
3-46 Alice, born 5th mo. 21st, 1721. Married 

3-47 Deborah, born ist mo. 21st, 1727. Married Robert 


3-22. Children of Captain William and Judith 
Woodbury Norwood: 

4-48 Judith. 

4-49 William. 

4-50 Mary. 

4-51 James, born 5th mo. 5th, 1745; died 3d mo. nth, 
1814. Married first, Susanna Norwood, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Norwood ; 
second, Judith Norwood, a sister of his first 
wife, and who were his cousins. 

3-23. Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
Norwood : 

4-52 Francis, born 2d mo. 9th, 1736. 

4-53 Esther. Married Nathaniel Parsons. 

4-54 Jonathan, born 3d mo. 28th, 1740. Children, Jona- 
than, Zaccheus, and Abraham. 

4-55 Elizabeth. 

4-56 Susanna. Married James Norwood, her cousin, son 
of William and Judith Woodbury Norwood. 

4-57 Abraham. 

4-58 Ebenezer, possibly married Abigail Emmes, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Hannah Ingraham Emmes ; 
but of this there are grave doubts. (See 4-10, 
William Penrose. 1 


4-;g Mary. 

4-60 Gustavus, born 3d mo. 6th, 1752; died 3d mo. 6th, 

1841, aged 8g, leaving children. 
4-61 Samuel. 
4-62 Judith, died young. 
4-63 Judith. Married her cousin, James Norwood, son 

of Captain William and Juditli Woodbury 


4-64 Zaccheus Norwood for many years kept a hostelry 

in Sangus. and after his death his widow mar- 
ried Joseph Martin. 

Jonathan and Zaccheus Norwood, sons of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth, are said to have been drowned by the upsetting of 
a boat off Folly Cove. 

A Stephen Norwood was lost on a voyage to the Banks 
of Newfoundland. 

Dr. Jonathan Norwood was thrown from his horse 3d 
mo. i8th, 1782, and died from injuries received. He was born 
Qth mo. icjth, 1751; was a son of Zaccheus. He graduated 
at Harvard College in 1771, and lived at Lynn, on the north 
side of the Common. (See " History of Lynn," --by Lewis & 

3-40. Children of Caleb and Elizabeth Grover 
Norwood : 

4-65 Caleb, born 7th mo. 5th, 1762; died iith mo. 
7th, 1824. Married first, 7th mo. i6th, 1781, 
Jerusha Story, a daughter of his step-mother ; 
second, 12th mo. i6th, 1816, Esther Gott. 
4-66 Stephen. 4-68 John. 

4-67 Elizabeth. 4-69 Rachel. 


Caleb Norwood married second, Jerusha Story. 

Children : 

*4-7o Francis (Major), horn 6tli mo. 23d, 1771 ; died icth 

mo. 6t]i, 1823. Married iitli mo. ytli, 179^, 

Lucy Pool, born 1776; died 12th mo. iitlT, 1844- 

4-71 William, born Qth mo. igth, i774 ; died loth mo. 

7th, 1867, aged 93. 

*Francis and Lucy Pool Norwood liad a son, the Rev, 
Francis Norwood. 



NOTES, Etc. 


Born 1743. Died 1779 

[See Pages 147 and 14S] 
[^Copied from CampbclV s Speciinois of the British Poets] 

"The history of Penrose displays a dash of warlike ad- 
venture which has seldom enlivened the biography of our poets. 
He was not led to the profession of arms, like Gascoigne, by his 
poverty, or like Quarles, Davenant, and Waller, by political 
circumstances; but in a mere fit of juvenile ardor, gave up his 
studies at Oxford, where he was preparing to become a clergy- 
man, and left the banners of the church for those of battle. This 
was in the summer of 1762, when the unfortunate expedition 
against Buenos Ayres sailed under the command of Captain 

" It consisted of three ships : the Lord Clive, of 64 guns ; the 
Ambuscade, o{ 40, on board of which Penrose acted as Lieutenant 
of Marines; the Glona, of 38; and some inferior vessels. 

" Preparatory to an attack on Buenos Ayres, it was deemed 
necessary to begin with the capture of Nova Colonia, and the 
ships approached closely to the fortress of that settlement. The 
men were in high spirits ; military music sounded on board, while 
the new uniforms and polished arms of the Marines gave a 
splended appearance to the scene. Penrose the night before had 
written and dispatched to his mistress in England a poetical 
address, which evinced at once the affection and serenity of his 
heart on the eve of danger. The gay preparative was followed 


by a heavy fire of several hours, at the end of which, when the 
Spanish batteries were almost silenced, and our countrymen in 
immediate expectation of seeinj; the enemy strike his colors, the 
Lord Clivc was found to be on fire: and the same moment which 
discovered the flames showed the impossibility of extinguishing 
them. A dreadful spectacle was then exhibited. Men who had, 
the instant before, assured themselves of wealth and conquest, 
were seen crowding to the sides of the ship, with the dreadful 
alternative of perishing by fire or water. The enemy's fire was 
redoubled at the sight of their calamity. Out of Macnamara's 
crew of 340 men, only 78 w ere sa\-ed. Penrose escaped with his 
life on board the AmbusiaJc, but received a wound in the action : 
and the subsequent hardships which he underwent in a prize-sloop, 
in which he was stationed, ruined the strengh of his constitution. 
He returned to England, resumed his studies at Oxford, and 
having taken orders, accepted of the Curacy of Newburg, in 
Berkshire, of which his father was the Rector. He resided there 
for nine years, having married the lady already alluded to, whose 
name was Mary Slocock. A friend at last rescued him from this 
obscure situation, by presenting him with the Rectory of Becking- 
ton and Standerwick, in Somersetshire, worth about £s^o a year. 
But he came to preferment to late to enjoy it. His health having 
never recovered from the shock of his American Service, obliged 
him, as a last remedy, to try the hot wells at Bristol, at which 
place he expired in his thirty-sixth year." 



Born loth month 15th, 1788. Died 8th month 26th, 1873 

[See Page 63] 

Mary Hathaway Needles, wife of Edward Needles, for whom 
Gen. Edward Needles Hallowell was named, was a native of New 
Bedford, Mass. When she was a young girl her parents removed 
to Canada, where her father died. Her mother marrying again, 
Mary went to reside with a much beloved uncle. Captain Caleb 
Hathaway, who resided at Philadelphia. It was whilst living with 
him that she formed the friendship for Hannah Norwood Penrose, 
wife of William Penrose, parents of Hannah Penrose Hallowell. 
At the time of the death of Hannah Norwood Penrose, such was 
the love entertained for her by Mary Hathaway Needles that, not- 
withstanding the children were left with an abundance of worldly 
means, she took under her own loving care Hannah and her 
brother Norwood, the former five years of age, and the latter a 
babe fourteen months old. Later she married Edward Needles. 
Her love for Hannah and Norwood did not diminish, but took 
them with her to her new home, and was a mother to them in 
every sense of the word. So great was her devotion that even 
her own children lived to be a number of years of age before they 
realized the fact that " sister Hannah and brother Norwood " were 
not bound to them by ties of consanguinity. 

it is eminently fitting that a record of her life should be given 
a place in this volume ; it would not be complete without it ; yet 
to attempt to portray her beautiful character, so pure, so good, 


so noble, so sympathetic and loving, would result in failure. One 
must have known her to appreciate her true worth. Such women 
were rare even in her day. The world is better for her having 
lived, and when she was taken from it she left a lasting impress 
upon all those who had been so highly favored as to have come 
within her influence. 

The following tribute to her memory, written by a valued 
friend. Prof. Thomas Baldwin, was published at the time of her 
death in the Philadelphia f;vs5.- 


" There has not departed from our midst, witliin the knowl- 
edge of the writer (now a more than forty years' adult resi- 
dent of Philadelphia), a person of a more remarkable character 
than the subject of this memoir. Of New England parent- 
age, she partook largely of the firm and resolute support of 
principle at all hazards, that characterizes the best minds of 
that region. Though leading a strictly private life, she was ever 
ready to assist by her services in forwarding any work of benev- 
olence, no matter how disagreeable or unpopular the cause. A 
person (not merely a woman) more devoid of any feelings of 
fear the writer never met with— fear either of personal danger or 
social censure in a cause she believed to be right. There have 
been many heroes whose fame has been trumpeted to the four 
quarters of the world, who had not a tithe of her quiet courage 
and determined will to support the right, cost what it may. 
When raging mobs have howled round her house threatening to 
burn it to the ground if she did not yield up William Lloyd Gar- 
rison ( often hers and her husband's guest), or Frederick Douglass, 
she has stood firm and unmoved as could the firmest Roman 


of Rome's best day. In her the "colored people" always found 
an unflinching friend in times when it cost something to support 
that character; and many a panting fugitive from slavery has 
found refuge within her home— a secure refuge, as far as her will 
and courage could make it so -when the hounds of slavery were 
close upon their track, aided by the servile police of those times. 
Yet such was the admiration for her heroism and known purity 
of purpose, that even pro-slavery men have offered more than 
once to defend her house when threatened with mob violence. 
Though not a relative of the deceased, and not even acquainted 
with her till well advanced in manhood, the writer knew Mary H. 
Needles thoroughly, and never did he know an individual more 
indifferent to popular approbation or more independent in forming 
her judgment (not without prejudices, it is true, as strong char- 
acters never are) on great moral and political questions. A great 
reader, she kept herself well acquainted with the important topics 
of the times till within a few years of her death, which took place 
on 8th month 26th, in the 86th year of herage. Well read in all the 
better poets, she could quote largely from their pages, and 'In 
Memoriam ' she nearly knew by rote, as in it she found solace 
for her long and weary bereavement. Twenty-two years a 
widow, longing to rejoin her husband, and subject to a large 
share of the trials and cares incident to human life, she yet 
expressed again and again, and through all her last sufferings, 
the most perfect submission to the will of Providence. Eulogiums 
on the dead are so indiscriminately given as to have little influence 
on the living; but the writer is confident that but a small part of 
the worth of this great private woman has been told or can be 
told in a newspaper article. The writer leaves to her more able 
friends, Wm. Lloyd Garrison and John G. Whittier, or some 
other of her Abolition associates, to do her more ample justice 
than can this." 



[Father of Mrs. Sarah C. Fraley Hallowell. See Pages 42 and 43] 

[Prepared by the Board of Directors of the American Fire Insurance 


"Since the death of John Welsh, one of the directors of the 
Company, and who, in his forty-six years of service as such, lived 
out the longest term of any, there is probably not another living 
Philadelphian who, in the amount and value of his public services 
and the reverence with which he is regarded in the community, is 
the peer of Frederick Fraley, the last survivor of the early secre- 
taries of the American Fire Insurance Company, a position he 
filled, like all he has occupied, with the most signal ability. 

"Mr. Fraley was born in Philadelphia, in 1804, and is thus 
in his eighty-ninth year. His ancestors on his father's side 
were Swiss, and on his mother's English. He early studied law, 
but determined upon a mercantile training. His first participation 
in a public enterprise was in 1824, when, with several of the 
leading mechanics and scientific men of the city, he took a prom- 
inent part in founding the Franklin Institute, of which he has 
since been one of the most active members and managers, and 
for many years its treasurer. 

"He was elected to Council in 1834, and it was during his 
service in Councils in 1837, under the suspension of specie pay- 
ments, and when the city was on the brink of insolvency, that 
Frederick Fraley, as chairman of the finance committee, as a 
means of relief, proposed the issue of certificates by the city, 


which at once relieved the embarrassment. The introduction of 
gas-lighting in the face of great public opposition, and the subse- 
quent organization of the Philadelphia Gas Bureau upon the 
system still followed, was the result of his report, in 1835, as 
chairman of the committee. 

"In 1837 he was elected a member of the Senate of Penn- 
sylvania, and took an active part in framing the laws needed to 
carry the new Constitution into effect. The difficulty of this duty 
was aggravated by the serious political complications which resulted 
in what was known in Pennsylvania history as "The Buckshot 
War," and he was personally present during the disturbances 
which forced the memorable adjournment of the Senate. He 
resigned from the Senate' in 1840. 

"It has been in commercial life, however, and as a fman- 
cier that Mr. Fraley has excelled. He was elected secretary of 
the American Fire Insurance Company in 1840. In 1847 he was 
elected president of the Schuylkill Navigation Company, which 
caused his resignation from the American Fire. He declined re- 
election as president in 1888. On the completion of the Girard 
College building, he was elected one of the directors of the 
Institution. In 1853 he was one of the committee that prepared a 
plan for the consolidation of the city. He was also one of the 
founders of the Union Club, and of its successor the Union 
League; and since 1863 has been one of the trustees of the 
University of Pennsylvania, in which he takes the greatest 
interest. He' was elected president of the Philadelphia Board of 
Trade in 1884, having been from an early period an active mem- 
ber. He was selected as a delegate to the Commercial Conven- 
tion which met in Boston in 1868, to organize a National Board 
of Trade, of which he was unanimously elected president, and 
has so continued ever since, having been elected January, 1893, 
for the twenty-fifth time. It was Mr. Fraley's financial plan that 


was adopted, both by the city and congress, for carrying out the 
Centennial Exhibition, and he was elected secretary and treasurer 
of the Centennial Board of Finance in 1873, which raised the 
necessary millions to carry out that project. 

"in 1878 he was elected president of the Western Savings 
Fund, and still continues in that office. He is also, and has been 
for several years, president of the American Philosophical Society. 
The Merchant's Fund, the Blind Institution, and the Apprentices' 
and Mercantile Libraries, as well as other Philadelphia institutions, 
have alii<e shared his attention and interest, and benefitted by his 
valuable experience. 

" it has been said by members of Congress who have 
reason to know, that the recent defeat of the proposed silver 
coinage legislation was due to Frederick Fraley more than to any 
other man. It was a wonderful spectacle, that of this man, past 
eighty years of age, standing throughout one long night session, 
and appearing as bright as ever the next morning, before the 
committee of the two houses in Washington, answering every 
question and explaining every detail connected with coinage and 
the financial history of the country since the start, without so 
much as a note to guide him. Masses of figures, dates, fractions, 
legislation were all set forth by him with all the accuracy and 
facility of the written report of a Secretary of the Treasury." 



[Ske Page 112] 

John Corlies White, an intimate friend of Norwood Penrose 
and Sarah Wharton Halloweli, was born 7th month 5th, 1835; 
died of consumption, at Brooklyn, N. Y., 7th month 8th, 1872. 

He was graduated from Harvard College, class of i860. He 
was an artist by profession, and resided in New Yorl\ city. 


Private, yth N. Y. V. M., 4th month 19th, 1861. 
First Lieutenant, i72d N.Y. Volunteers, 9th month ist, 1862. 
Adjutant, ist N. Y. Volunteers, ist month i6th, 1863. 
Discharged with the regiment, 6th month 30th, 1863. 


By Mrs. Sarah C. Fraley Hallowell 

Rubenah Williams was born 2d month i8th, i8co, and is 
still living, in hardy old age, while this memoir is being written, 
nth month, 1892. She is now in her ninety-third year, and 
though absence of memory occasionally shows itself, her physical 
strength and cheerfulness are remarl<able. At the age of seven 
years she came to live with Mrs. Charles Tyson Hallowell, then 
a resident of Jenl\intown, Montgomery county. Pa. Rubenah, or 
" Bena," as she is affectionately called, was born near Shoemaker- 
town, now Ogontz, in a little house near the Bosler Mill property. 
Her grandmother had been laundress to Lord Cornwallis, when 
the British troops were quartered in that vicinity, and had for 
many years in her possession the small copper i<ettle which boiled 
the water for his tea. It was she who made the memorable 
retort, when he told her he was going down to the South "to 
mal<e an end of your George Washington." " No, he will make 
an end of you and send you back again, Cob-Wallis!" The 
events of Yorktown proved the truth of the rebellious washer- 
woman's prediction -loyal to her native country, although to call 
her a loyalist in those days, would have meant exactly the 

When the small child of seven came to make one of the Hal- 
lowell family, according to the wholesome custom of the day, 
she was of course promised "a trade," when she should attain 

RuBENAH Williams. 


her majority at eighteen. She removed to Philadelphia with 
them, when Mr. Hallowell extended his business, as a silk mer- 
chant in Philadelphia, from the original country store in Jenkin- 
town (he had first of all been a carpenter); and when he went as 
" supercargo " to China, on several voyages, it was the young girl 
" Bena " who assisted her mistress in rearing the large family of 
boys, as devotedly as though she had been a born member of the 
Hallowell family, and with a wealth of service and unpurchasable 
industry, that has made her name a family motto for faithfulness. 
When she was eighteen she was sent, according to the un- 
written pledges of the day, to get her trade. She chose that 
of tailoress, and was absent from the Hallowell house in the day- 
time, for about eighteen months. This chronicler has always 
thought she selected this trade because the numerous boys in the 
Hallowell family, only one daughter living even to girlhood, 
promised endless usefulness in the way of jackets and trousers. 
At all events, when the trade was learned and after a few months' 
trial of it in going out to sew for other people, "Bena" returned 
to her beloved mistress and took up her duties as housekeeper at 
the then liberal pay of $1.25 per week. She has, ever since, been 
a part of the family, sharing its deepest interests and its pleasures. 
She was particularly devoted to the orphan children of Susannah 
Morris Hallowell and William Walton, whom the early death by 
pulmonary disease of both their parents, gave into their energetic 
grandmother's charge, and for whom Ann Hallowell and Rubenah 
Williams faithfully carried out the parental care. When the only 
surviving son of Susannah Morris Walton, James Walton (all 
the children having lived past the age of twenty-one), removed 
to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from New York city, hoping to pro- 
long his life in the famous air of the Berkshire Hills, "Bena" 
departed from her aversion to new places, and made a long visit to 
Berkshire, helpful as ever. She was at that time living with Mrs. 


Joshua Longstreth Hallowell, who had spent with her mother-in- 
law, Mrs. Ann Hallowell, the several declining years of her life 
in the Spruce street house, and to whom also " Bena" with her 
untiring energies, undiminished by the flight of seventy-one years, 
came as housekeeper, on her removal to De Lancey Place. Sub- 
sequently Miss Williams went to live with Mrs. Morris L. Hal- 
lowell, in South Eighth street, and afterward in Clinton street, 
where she was surrounded with every comfort and placed upon 
the " retired list," so to speak, for the first time in her active life. 
After a number of years spent in this way, "Bena" with old 
"Cassie," another retainer of the Morris L. Hallowell family, was 
established in a comfortable house, kept by "Bena" Williams' 
niece, on South Eleventh street, and where she still lives, although 
"Cassie" has long since passed away. 

Miss Williams is tall in figure and elastic in movement. 
Her head has always been considered a very tine type of the 
American ; a small head, well-balanced, with firmness and intel- 
ligence its striking characteristics. Hers has been, indeed, the 
faithful " service of the antique world, where service went for 
honor, not for greed." It Is even a question whether the almost 
heroic struggle of Ann Hallowell, in her earlier days of >'oung 
widowhood, left when her eldest son of her large family of boys 
was but nineteen, could have been as bravely and successfully 
carried out, had it not been for this intelligent and devoted hand- 
maiden. She helped "to bring up " not only her mistress' children 
and grandchildren, but those younger grandchildren who were of 
the same age as the great-grandchildren of Ann Hallowell, and 
who, one and all, look back upon their childhood days with 
" Bena" with the greatest love and honor. 

"Bena's"one out-door avocation in later years, at least, 
appeared to be the attendance at the Rev. John Chambers' 
church ; a somewhat sulphurious style of preacher, in whose 


energy of Calvinism, the perfect liberality of " Bena's" mind in 
respect to all views and conditions of men, must have found 
refreshing contrast. She seldom came home from meeting without 
stopping at the confectioner's to bring home "queen-cake" for 
her " missus," as she always called Madam Ann Hallowell. To 
this day you can reach " Bena's" heart in no surer way than to 
carry her "queen-cake" and rock-candy. She has had for years 
a troublesome cough, in the mornings, the senile cough so familiar 
to physicians, and that she has lived well into her ninety-third 
year, with no other cough treatment than an occasional teaspoon- 
ful of old rye whiskey, shows that the temperate use of a pure 
stimulant may be of great service to octogenarians and nonagena- 
rians. She is still a remarkable example of cheerfulness and 
vivacity in extreme old age ; a repository of family news ; and 
her good recipes for cooking still sought after by those younger 
members who remember her appetizing dishes at Grandma's 
table. We all consider her a typical American of a class now 
almost vanished from the scene; of good blood and quick intel- 
ligence, finding perfect satisfaction in family life and in domestic 
duties. By her intelligence made a highly honored member of 
that family which she served, no born relation being more closely 
knit to their affections; and by her good judgment frequently 
consulted by her mistress, undoubtedly aiding to weather the trial 
times, through which Ann Hallowell brought up her young family. 
A partner, really, in family joys, triumphs, and troubles. 

Such was domestic service in the elder day, and the long, 
vigorous life of Rubenah Williams shows that the service part of 
it was made easy by mutual sympathies and great respect. 



Catherine Dougherty, a native of county Derry, Ireland, em- 
igrated to this country about the year 183Q. She became a 
member of the household of Morris L. and Hannah P. Hallowell, 
in the year 1840; and for forty-seven years was a devoted and 
highly valued nurse and friend to each individual member of the 
family until her death, which took place 2d month 22d, 1887, in 
the seventy-third year of her age. 

" Cassie," the name by which she was wont to be called, 
was fond of relating the story, that when she was engaged by 
Mrs. Hallowell as nurse for the children, she was told that she 
might " come on trial," and that she had waited a life-time to fmd 
out if she was satisfactory. Such devotion and fidelity as were 
manifested by her are nowadays rarely to be found. 

During a season of adversity, at the time of the breaking out 
of the rebellion (1861), she entreated Mr. Hallowell to accept from 
her the savings of her life-time, if it would in any way assist in 
tiding over the troublesome days. Of course her wishes were 
not acquiesced in, but it served to draw her still more closely to 
the affections of the family. 

She was unmarried ; a Protestant, and a member of the 
Episcopal church. 

In order to comply with the wishes of her sister, her remains 
were interred in Woodland Cemetery, instead of in the lot of the 
Hallowell familv in South Laurel Hill. 

Cathkkink DorC.llKRTY 



"BOSTON, nth month gth, i7Q5- 
" It is a long time since I intended to write a few lines to my 
uncle's esteemed friend, Mr. Anthony, to mal<e some interesting 
inquiries of Mr. Penrose, who has professed a tender affection 
for my dear niece, Hannah Norwood ; but was prevented by a 
severe nervous fever which has just left me, and am getting well 
fast, for which 1 am extremely grateful. 

" It was a request of my sister Norwood, by Mr. P.'s desire, 
to ask some information of you through Mr. Smith. Mr. S. told 
her he had no doubts of Mr. P., himself, he had behaved like a 
gentleman at his house, was generous and manly as it respected 
Hannah, and that any one that brought letters from you came 
strongly recommended. We join him there; but after all, the 
mother as well as the aunt would be better pleased to have it 
confirmed by you ; for that purpose 1 was about to write you a 
few lines. The welcome confirmation has come in the letter 
received by Mr. S., entirely to our satisfaction, for which we all 
join in sincere gratitude to you, my dear sir, for the kind interest 
you so sincerely take now, and ever have taken, in all that con- 
cerns us, ever since 1 had the pleasure of knowing you ; and 
while I have life, I hope to retain the high sense of the many 
obligations to you and your amiable family which I sincerely love; 
please to offer my affectionate love to all of them. 


"How is my dear Mrs. Pollock? I have been anticipating a 
visit from iier all the summer. I have trembled for the sweet girl; 
my Hannah is, my dear sir, the counterpart of my dear Abby ; 
sweet, gentle, accommodating disposition as ever a child was 
blessed with. She will be a great acquisition to any family. 

" We were very much pleased with the two young men ; if 
either had the preference it was Mr. P.: but we did not think at 
the time we should please him so nell. But how shall I part 
with her? Ah ! there is the rub. But away with it ; many things 
worse than that may happen to me ; if she is happy, 1 am satisfied, 

"My dear Abby has two beautiful children, Samuel and Han- 
nah Smith ; we are very happy in her and in her husband. 

" Let me hope for your pardon for keeping you so long, but 
permit me to wish you every blessing that so good a mind as 
you possess can enjoy. My most affectionate love attend my 
dear Mrs. Anthony ; I long to see her. With every sentiment of 
esteem and gratitude, 

"1 am your sincere friend, 

"Hannah S.uith. 
"to joseph anthony, esq." 



"Boston, Sunday, Dec. 27th, 1795. 

" Yours of the 1 3th inst. came duly to hand, to 
which I should have earlier replied had not sundry avocations 
relative to my particular situation prevented me. 

"I have now to inform my dear parents that Tuesday last 
finished my career of single life, an event very important and 
which ought to be entered into with prudence and mature delibera- 
tion, both which 1 believe have had every attention from me the 
matter required; and if a good disposition, accompanied with 
gentle manners and unaffected sincerity, are the necessary 
requisites for the enjoyment of true happiness, I conceive myself 
to have been very fortunate, as my dear partner is possessed of 
those, as well as all other agreeable qualities necessary to our 
mutual happiness. I shall not endeavor to prepossess you in 
favor of a person still unseen, but leave her merits for you to 
determine after we have the pleasure of appearing before you ; 
an event in which we both anticipate the greatest possible pleasure. 

" Mr. Smith yesterday received a letter from Mr. Anthony, 
where I observe your anxiety for my return. 1 hope you will not 
suppose any time has been unnecessarily spent here, for 1 do 
assure you our friends here have considered my absence from 
home and used every prudent exertion to hasten the time of my 
departure; but there still remain sundry things to be done before 
we leave here, and we are doing everything that lies in our power 


for that purpose. I cannot yet name the time for leaving, but 
expect it will be in the course of ten or twelve days, of which 1 
shall advise you in due time. 1 had once thought of getting a 
conveyance in a private carriage; but my friends fear it would be 
attended with many inconveniences on the road, and an uncer- 
tainty of getting on should anything happen on the road. They 
have therefore advised taking the mail stage in the beginning of 
the week and pursuing the route without stopping until our arrival 
at New York ; which will take from Monday morning 12 o'clock 
until Saturday following 10 o'clock A. M., a distance of about 
240 or 250 miles, which averages about 50 miles a day, and which 
1 hope we shall easily accomplish, the weather being cool and not 
so fatiguing as in the summer season. 

" My dear ' girl ' desires her sincere love and duty to you both, 
and all my friends, and wishes to assure you that however affect- 
ing and disagreeable the parting with her friends and nearest 
connections may be, she uses every means in her power to hasten 
our arrival in Philadelphia, where 1 have no doubt (leaving her 
parent and nearest connections behind her) she will find them 
replaced in the affections of those she may find in my family. 

" 1 have now to request you will make my most sincere 
acknowledgments to Mr. Anthony for his unbounded friendship 
and attention to me on this occasion, having experienced through 
him all possible favors from his worthy friends in this place. 

"We both unite our fervent wishes for his and their unin- 
terrupted happiness; but language is too weak to express our 
gratitude to him, and the will must be a substitute for the deed. 

"Our Mother, with Uncle and Aunt Smith, join us in love to 
you both, and hope to present you a daughter worthy your 
acceptance in every respect. I am, dear father, 

" Your most affectionate son, 

"William Penrose. 

"MR. T. PENROSE, 85 Penn street, Phila." 



"Boston, January 7th, 1796. 

" It is with much concern I have observed several 
post-days elapse without receiving any of your esteemed favors, 
for which I cannot account ; and as there will but one mail arrive 
previous to m\- departure, 1 have little expectation of hearing from 
you until my arrival at New York; a long and very unpleasant 
silence to me. 

" In my last 1 informed you of my intention to take the mail 
stage, which I have done, and now confirm my expectation of 
leaving here on Monday next (the time mentioned in my last) for 
New York, where (barring accidents) I expect to be on the Satur- 
day following ; and, according to previous advice, where I hope 
to fmd W. Cliffton, an event which will afford me ineffable 

"I hope, dear father, my long absence from you w-ill be 
excused, considering the importance of my present undertaking, 
and the time necessary for accomplishing my errand. 1 do assure 
you I anticipate inexpressible pleasure in again seeing my friends 
and introducing to them my worthy companion, with whom I 
hope she may enjoy every possible pleasure and satisfaction ; and 
as nothing will be wanting on her part to accomplish this happy 
event, 1 am certain it will be a time of mutual pleasure and hap- 
piness to all of us. 


" We are now spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Smitii, 
wiio take a great interest in our happiness and wiio have endeared 
themselves to us by the most sincere and numerous acts of friend 
ship, which I hope we may always have gratitude enough to 
acknowledge, not only in expression, but by our actions. 

" Please excuse me to W. Cliffton for not writing this post, as 
it is the eve of my departure my time is engrossed making the 
necessary arrangements. 

"All our friends here join us in the most sincere love to you 
all, which we have no doubt of your acceptance from them, as 
well as from 

" Your most affectionate children, 


"MR. THOMAS PENROSE, No. 85 Penn street, Philad'a." 



"Philadelphia, February 8th, 1796. 
"Mrs. Abigail Norwood: 

" I wrote you 6th of last month and 
received yours of the 21st. 

"Our dear children arrived home on the 22d, in good health. 
Their arrival gave us much pleasure, and relieved us from 
much anxiety. 

"We are much pleased with your daughter Hannah, and 
have adopted her as our own, and shall do all in our power to make 
her happy. She has dined and supped with all our near relations 
and friends; a number of ladies and gentlemen have visited her, 
so that she now will have it in her power to return visits to whom 
she wishes to make acquaintance. 

" I find by your letter to has told your son Barnett to 

James parting with your daughter and son so sudden might 
be grief to you, but those are some of the many crosses we are 
to meet whilst we are in this world of trouble. 

"Accept, dear sister, our best wishes for your happiness both 
in time and eternity. 


226 /1PPENDIX 

The following stanza was written by Hannah (or Annah) 
Norwood, when but fourteen years of age, to her uncle, Samuel 
Smith, Esq., of Boston, Mass.: 

"BOSTON, April 12th, 1791. 

" These Lines, dear Uncle, I to you present, 
From real Duty, not as Compliment ; 
That you may see, and plainly understand, 
How by this time, I have improved my hand. 
To me my Master has displayed much Skill, 
And here's the Product of my hand and Quill ; 
Should it but please you then, to whom 'tis sent, 
1 hope my time has not all been misspent. 
Then while 1 live. Sir, may I never cease, 
To te your most Obed't, humble Niece. 

"Hannah Norwood. 
"MR. Smith." 


Reminiscence no. 1 


[See Page 39] 

" We have been informed by a large number of our Southern 
customers that systematic and pertinacious efforts are constantly 
made to deprive us of a portion of our trade, by appeals to the 
prejudices of buyers on the score of unsound political sentiments 
of some of the members of our firm. 

" We therefore feel it a duty we owe to ourselves, and the 
commercial community in which we reside, to declare publicly 
that we have no apologies to make for our opinions, and that we 
will continue, as ever, to hold and express just such sentiments 
as our consciences and convictions dictate, without reference to 
the supposed views of customers, and in especial contempt of that 
class of dealers in our city who ' sell their principles with their 

" In this connection it is but justice to a large majority of our 
Southern friends to state, that they thoroughly appreciate and 
heartily despise that cringing servility which seeks gain by insin- 
cere professions of devotion to Southern institutions, or in the less 
manly, though more discreet, form of innuendoes as to a neigh- 
bor's sentiments. 

" If, after this, there are any who desire to know our views 
before purchasing from us, we can best reply by embodying in 
this note an extract from a letter written by us some months since, 
which will explain itself : 

"'The members of our firm, entertaining a wide difference 
of views on various topics, and as many opinions on the Slavery 
question as there are members of it, are fully united on one point, 
namely: that where any one presumes to demand, as a prelim- 


inary to purchasing from us, that he shall know our opinions 
upon Slavery or any other mooted question in Religion or Politics, 
he shall he informed, as we now tell you, that he cannot purchase 
from us for cash, or upon aiif terms, until he shall have amply 
apologized for the insult.' 

" PHILADELPHIA, 8th month 22d, 1856." 

Reminiscence No. 2 


See Page .,11 

The firm of Lippincott & Co., publishers, of Philadelphia, 
stood prominent among those wiio bid for the patronage of the 
Southern trade at the sacrifice of principle, apparently not hesita- 
ting even for a moment to ask themselves, "For what shall it profit 
a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" 

There is a celebrated painting by the French artist, Ary 
Scheffer, known as " Christus Consolator." It consists of figures 
of the maimed, halt, and blind, the maniac, and the negro, grouped 
about the figure of Christ. The negro is in a kneeling position, 
WMth wrists manacled and arms extended in an appealing manner. 

In the year 1845 Messrs. Lippincott & Co. published an 
edition of the " Book of Common Prayer," used by the Episcopal 
Church of America, and for a frontispiece inserted a wood cut, or 
some similarly reduced copy of this picture, leaving out the figure 
of the negro. Underneath the picture the title ''The Saviour.''' 

In order to publish and circulate the " Book of Common 
Prayer," it is necessary to secure the approval of the Church ; 
this was done, and a certificate to this effect, signed by Bishop 
Doane, was printed therein. 

APPEhlDIX 229 

The object of the publishers in mutilating the picture was 
undoubtedly to secure a sale of their book in the slave states. 
The Bishop's action in consenting to this has been severely criti- 
cized, it is extremely doubtful whether he knew that he was being 
made accessory to such a crime, supposing he was merely certi- 
fying that the edition of the Common Prayer Book had been 
compared by the standard book and, as the canon directs, was 
permitted to be published accordingly. 

it is true, however, that the book with the emasculated picture 
continued in use without protest, so far as known, by the Bishop. 
Without desiring to screen the Bishop from just censure or seem- 
ingly to apologize for his part in the matter, the writer calls to mind 
the fact that the various religious denominations, without an excep- 
tion, were loath to tolerate any movement toward interfering 
with the system of slavery ; even the Philadelphia yearly meeting 
of the society of Friends took into serious consideration the pro- 
priety of disowning one of its members, Lucretia Mott, on account 
of her proclaiming from the gallery anti-slavery doctrines. 

Reminiscence no. 3 


[See Page 39] 

As further evidence of the extent which some of the servile, 
cringing, pro-slavery merchants carried their persecution against 
those whose sympathies were enlisted on the side of liberty, and 
who offered for sale in the market their merchandise, and not their 
principles, the following will demonstrate. When it is remem- 
bered the depth of moral degradation to which they lowered 
themselves was for the sake of currying favor with their southern 
customers, it is not so hard to realize the many difficulties with 


which our government had to contend in suppressing the rebellion, a 
large percentage of its population in the North being composed of 
such scum. As before stated in this volume, the house of Caleb 
Cope & Co. was one of the leading ones in the city of Philadelphia. 
A member of this firm was waiting on a customer from the south, 
and for effect's sake, and also to assuie the southerner that he was 
"sound " on the subject of slavery, called one of their buyers to 
him and in a loud voice instructed him not to buy any goods of 

Edward M. Davis (an importer) or any other d d Abolitionist. 

Fortunately there happened to be an acquaintance of Mr. Davis 
present, who quickl>' reported to him the conversation which had 
taken place. Mr. Davis immediately went to Caleb Cope & 

Co.'s, walked straight up to Mr. and his customer, and 

spoke in substance as follows: "Mr. , 1 have been informed 

that you have instructed one of your buyers not to purchase 

goods of my tlrm because of my being 'a d d Abolitionist.' 

is it true.?" There was a moment of embarrassment. It was 
useless to attempt to deny it, for there were too many who had 
heard him so express himself. He therefore was obliged to 
acknowledge having done so. Mr. Davis then interrogated him 
after this manner: "Suppose I offered you a lot of goods two per 
cent, cheaper than you could purchase elsewhere; would you 
buy them ? " Here was a dilemma ; for if he said no, his customer 
might leave him, thinking he could buy the merchandise he needed 
cheaper than the Copes could sell them, so reluctantly answered 
in the affirmative. "Then," said Mr. Davis, "you would sell 
your principles for two per cent." Amid the clapping of hands, 
Davis walked out of the establishment, leaving the pro-slavery 
Copperhead to his own reflections. 

it is but just to the memory of that honored citizen, the late 
Caleb Cope, the senior member of the firm v.hich bore his name, 
that he would not have voiced the sentiments of his junior partner. 


The disgraceful incident narrated here occurred at a time when 
Mr. Cope took but little active part in the business affairs of 
his firm, leaving its management almost entirely to the younger 

Reminiscence no. 4 


[See Page 31] 

The following will interest the generations to come, and fill 
them with wonderment that such a state of affairs ever existed in 
the city of Philadelphia, so noted for its loyalty. 

The Anti-Slavery Society, the members of which were law- 
abiding, peaceful Quakers, many of them non-resistants, were in 
the habit of holding an annual fair; and when doing so would 
stretch across Chestnut street a banner on which a fac-sinuL' of 
the old Liberty Bell was painted, with the motto " Proclaim liberty 
throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof." Upon 
one of these annual occasions, a committee waited upon Alexander 
Henry, who was then mayor of the city of Philadelphia, requesting 
him to order the Liberty Bell banner taken down and the fair 
closed, giving as their reason for wanting it done, that the said 
Liberty Bell banner might offend their southern customers. With 
humility and shame for the disgrace brought on the good name of 
the city, the author is obliged to record that the so-called Hoiiorabh- 
Alexander Henry, Mayor, etc., exceeded his authority by making 
war on some fifty or more defenceless, peaceable Quaker ladies, 
by acceding to this unreasonable and arbitrary demand ; their 
only crime consisting in their belief in what they read in the 
Declaration of Independence, "That all men are born equal," and 
furthermore, in their right to liberty of thought, action and speech. 


Reminiscence no. 5 


[See Page 27] 

The mercenary, inhuman, and ungrateful spirit which actu- 
ated these representatives of the "Southern Chivalry," the 
"Flower of the Southern Confederacy," etc., could not be better 
exemplified than by the following incident which actually occurred. 
The phraseology is that of the author, but the substance can be 
verified by many Philadelphians who are yet living: "For, and 
in consideration of the great Itrroism displayed on the part of John 
Black, a colored man and slave, by jeopardizing his life by remain- 
ing in Norfolk, Va., during the yellow fever epidemic, and render- 
ing invaluable service in burying the dead, permission is hereby 
granted, and passes issued to the said John Black, a slave, to visit 
the north for the purpose of soliciting subscriptions of money 
sufficient in amount to be applied toward the purchase of his 
Freedom. ' ' 

The thought never entered their craven souls to grant this 
hero a boon which rightfully belonged to him. 

NOTE No. 1. Aneurism of the aorta, the cause of the 
death of General Edward N. Hallowell, is a rare disease, and it 
may be said to be invariably fatal ; very few cases of recovery 
being on record. It is generally due to some diseased condition 
of the internal coat of the great blood-vessel. Its more or less 
rapid development may be influenced by a strain. This was no 
doubt the case with General Hallowell, basing our opinion on the 

When in command of the Post on Morris Island, S. C, he 
was returning one evening from the front. A few hundred yards 


of the route was exposed to the Rebels' fire. In order to cover the 
space quickh", he put his horse into a full run. Unfortunately 
the animal plunged into a mire of quicksand from which there was 
no escape. The horse sank, but the velocity with which he had 
been going threw General Hallowell from out the saddle some 
distance beyond the treacherous spot, straining his back severely. 
The horse was much valued on account of its having been 
owned by Col. Robert G. Shaw, of the ?4th Massachusetts Vol- 
unteers, who was killed in the assault on Fort Wagner, yth month 
i8th, 1S63. (See page 65.) 

NOTE No. 2. ISAAC ROBERTS DAVIS, so well known 
in the business circles of the country, was born 8th month 
28th, i8cg, near Norristown, Montgomery county. Pa., on the 
estate of Isaac Roberts, whose name he bore. He was the son 
of Evan and Elizabeth Evans Davis, who were members of the 
society of Friends. Isaac was educated at Westtown school, 
Chester county. Pa. Entered 12th month, 1823. Died of pa- 
ralysis, 2d month 4th, 1857, at his residence, "Chelton," Chelten- 
ham township, Montgomery county, Pa. 

Lydia Corbit Davis, wife of Isaac Roberts Davis, daughter 
of Joseph and Elizabeth Cowgill Corbit, was born at Smyrna, 
Delaware, 12th month 24th, 1810; died at her residence, "Chel- 
ton," 4th month 23d, 1873. The remains of both Isaac R. Davis 
and his wife are interred in North Laurel Hill cemetery, Philadel- 
phia. Were married 12th month i8th, 1833. 
Children : 

Elizabeth Corbit. (See 7-45, page 55.) 
Edward Morris, Jr., born gth mo. 3cth, 1837 ; died of 
angina pectoris, 12th mo. 27th, i8gi, at No. 338 South 
Twenty-first street, Philadelphia. Interred at Laurel 


Hill. Married 4th mo. 30th, 1862, Sarah Louisa Gib- 
bons, born 7th mo. i6th, 1842 ; died 7th mo. 6th, 
1889, of Bright's disease, at " Chelton." Interred 
at North Laurel Hill. Was daughter of Hon. 
Charles and Eliza Gibbons, of Philadelphia. 
Children : 

Louisa Gibbons, born nth mo. ist., 1863, 

at "Chelton." 
Isaac Roberts, born nth mo., 1864, at 

Charles Gibbons, born 7th mo. 5th, 1866, 

at "Chelton." 
Joseph Corbit, born 12th mo. 2d, 1871, at 
[The Hon. Charles Gibbons, father of Louisa G. Davis, was 
a distinguished lawyer, who was active in procuring a law which 
prevented the arrest of fugitive slaves, and the use of jails for 
their detention. He was one of the founders of the Union League, 
and rendered great service to the Republican party. Born in the 
State of Delaware, 3d month 30th, 1814; died 8th month 14th 
1884. Interred at South Laurel Hill, Philadelphia.] 

NOTE No. 3. " NORWOOD," the residence of the late 
Morris L. Hallowell (6-27), was situated at the corner of Chelten- 
ham avenue and Washington lane, Cheltenham township, Mont- 
gomery county, Pa. It was here that the Hon. Charles Sumner 
sought repose for a time, after the murderous assault was made 
upon his person by the ruftian "Bully Brooks," of South Caro- 
linia, in the Senate chamber, at Washington, D. C 

" Norwood" passed into the hands of Mrs. John Butler, in 
185Q. After her demise, the Rev. Samuel Clements, D. D., be- 


came its owner, who, in 1871, founded the Cheltenham Academy. 
At his death, about 1889, Prof. John Calvin Rice became the 
fortunate possessor of the property, and continued the good work 
that the Rev. Dr. Clements devoted so many years of his life to. 

Prof. Rice's fitness for such an important responsibility is 
demonstrated by the fact that the institution has been a success in 
the highest sense from the time of his first assuming control. 

In the twenty-one years of its history, more than six hundred 
young men have been fitted for successful college or business life ; 
and the school is at this time (1893) represented by its graduates 
at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, 
Cornell, Amherst, Lafayette, and West Point. (See page 64.) 

NOTE No. 4. Charles Tyson Hallowell. The 

records of the monthly meeting of Friends held at Race street,, 
and records of interments at Friends' Western burying-ground,"' 
Philadelphia, show that he died 7th month 7th, 1829. Dawson's 
family record reads as follows: "born 4th month 28th, 1780; died 
7th month 7th, 1829." The records of Abington monthly meeting 
also state that he was born 4th month 28th, 1780. it is recorded 
in his family Bible that he was born 2d month 28th, 1780; and 
died 7th month 3d, 1829. (See page 20.) 

NOTE No. 5. James MOTT, born ist month 2cth, 1788; 
died ist month 26th, 1868. Lucretia Mott, born ist month 3d, 
1793; died nth month nth, 1880. Married 4th month loth, 1810. 
Their remains were interred at Fair Hill, Philadelphia. 

For an extremely interesting account of their lives, read 
"Life and Letters of James and Lucretia Mott;" compiled by 
their granddaughter, Anna Davis Hallowell. (See page 59.) 


NOTE No. 6. LYDIA LONGSTRETH, wife of Richard 
Price, was born 1801 ; died in Philadelphia, 7th month 5th, 1843; 
daughter of Joshua Longstreth, brother of Ann Longstreth 
Hallowell, wife of Charles Tyson Hallowell (5-24\ and mother 
of Morris L. Hallowell (6-27^, Richard Price Hallowell's father. 
(See pages 59 and 137.) 

NOTE No. 7. ROBERT HAYDOCK, son of Samuel 
and Sarah Haydock, was born in Philadelphia, 12th month 2d, 
1807. Hannah Wharton, his wife, was also born in Philadelphia, 
3d month 6th, 1818, daughter of William and Deborah Fisher 

Robert and Hannah were married ist month 26th, 1843. 
Parents of Sarah W^harton (Haydock), wife of Norwood Penrose 
Hallowell (7-48), of West Medford, Mass. (See page 70.) 

NOTE No. 8. CHELTEN AVENUE, of Cheltenham town- 
ship, Montgomery county. Pa., was formerly called Grave-\ard 
lane, for the reason that an old burying-ground, formerlx' used by 
Friends, is located thereon, the land having been donated for that 
purpose by Richard Wall (or Wain). (See page 86.) 

NOTE No. 9. A letter of tb.e alphabet after the genera- 
tion number, denotes that the person is not a direct descendant on 
the mother's side, but a child by another marriage. As an 
example, Caleb Hallowell's (4-21) first wife was Priscilla Tyson, 
from whom we are direct descendants. His second wife was 
'Mary Waterman, by whom he had several children ; these are 
but half-relatives, and therefore are designated b\- the alphabet. 
(See pages 13, 16, and ig.) 


NOTE No. 10. There is much uncertainty as to the sur- 
name of Abigail (or Abby ) Emmes Norwood's husband. The only 

clue we have is, that the records of the city of Boston state that 
an Ebenezer Norwood married Abigail (or Abbv) Emmes, 2d 

month loth, 1773. It is supposed that he died a few years after 

his marriage, for he is not referred to in any of the correspondence 

which took place at the time of his daughter Annah's engagement 

to William Penrose, and whose marriage occurred when she was 

but scarcely seventeen years of age. (See pages 158 and 162.) 

NOTE No. 11. There is an uncertainty as to Annah 
Norwood Penrose's right name. In the family Bible, now (1893) 
in the possession of her granddaughter, Mrs. Emilie Norwood 
(Anderson) Emory, it is recorded Aimali. 

Letters written by both the Norwood and Penrose families, 
at the time of her marriage to William Penrose, speak of her as 
Haiiuah. It is well to note that she signed herself Hannah, and 
furthermore the name of Annah does not appear in any of the 
family archives. (See page 162.) 



Abigail, 5-B 
Agnes, 5-C 
Ann, 6-34 

Amanda Emily, 6-39 
Anna, 7-44 

Anna Norwood, 8-84 

Benjamin, 2-8 

son of 

Belle Jewett, 8-94 


Caleb, 4-21 

son of 

Caleb, 6-28 

son of 

Caleb W., 6-37 

son of 

Caleb, 7-58 


Charles Tyson, 5-24 

dau.of Caleb and Mary Waterman 

" Caleb and Mary Waterman 

" Charles Tyson and Ann 

dau.of Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

" Morris Longstreth and Han- 
nah (Smith) Penrose 

dau.of Norwood Penrose and Sarah 
Wharton (Haydock) 

John and Mary Sharpe, No. i 

Charles and Belle Jewett 

William' and Agnes Shoe- 

Charles Tyson and Ann 

Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

Samuel Longstreth and Eliza- 
beth Chase 

son of Caleb and Priscilla Tyson 



Charles, 6-33 

Charles, 7-62 

Charles Eugene, 7-70 

Chalkley, 5-25 
Chalkley, 6-40 
Cresson, 7-67 

Charlotte Bartlett, 8-82 

Clarence Gottschalk, 8-105 

David, 4-G 
Daniel, 4-20 

Daniel Albert, 6-38 
Elizabeth, 2-5 
Elizabeth, 3-15 
Elizabeth, 7-59 

Elizabeth Davis, g-iio 

Edwin, 6-43 
Edward Needles, 7-47 

Edward Davis, 7-63 

Emily, 7-49 

son of Charles Tyson and Ann 

son of Joshua Longstreth and The- 
ressa (Jones) Kimber 

son of Charles and Elmira Rebecca 

son of Caleb and Priscilla Tyson 

" Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

" Joshua Longstreth and Sarah 
Catherine Fraley 

dau. of Edward Needles and Char- 
lotte Bartlett Wilhelma 

son of Louis Henry Stephens and 
Mary Anna Bartholomew 

son of William and Margaret Tyson 

" William and Agnes Shoe- 

son of Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

dau. of John and Mary Sharp, No. i 

" Thomas and Rosamond Till 

" Samuel Longstreth and Eliza- 
beth Chase 

dau. of Morris Longstreth, 3d, and 
Jane Dalzell Picot 

son of Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

" Morris Longstreth and Han- 
nah (Smith) Penrose 

son of Joshua Longstreth and The- 
ressa (Jones) Kimber 

dau. of Morris Longstreth and Han- 
nah (Smithj Penrose 



Emily, 8-83 dau.of 

Elwood Walter, i-^V/z son of 

• Esther Fisher, 8-88 dau.of 

Elmira Stephens, 8-103 dau.of 

Frank, 6-41 son of 
Frederick Fraley, 7-66 

Francis Walton, 8-8i son of 

Hannah, 2-6 

dau. of 

Henry, 6-42 

son of 

Henry Howell, 7-72 

( ( 

Horatio Stephens, 7-69 

son of 

Isaac, 4-I 

son of 

Is;aac, s-A 

b fc 

Isaac Roberts Davis, 8-7; 


John, 2-A" 

son of 

John, 4-E 


John, 2d, 4-J 


John, 3d, 4-K 


John, I 

John, 2-4 

son of 

John, 3-10 


Edward Needles and Char- 
lotte Bartlett Wilhelma 

Joshua Longstreth and The- 
ressa (Jones) Kimber 

Norwood Penrose and Sarah 
Wharton (Haydock) 

Louis Henry Stephens and 
Mary Anna Bartholomew 

Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

Joshua Longstreth and Sarah 
Catherine Fraley 

Richard Price and Anna 
(CofFm) Davis 

John and Mary Sharpe, No. i 

Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

Charles and Elmira Rebecca 

Charles and Elmira Rebecca 

William and Margaret Tyson 
Caleb and Mary Waterman 

William Penrose and Eliza- 
beth (Corbit) Davis 

John and Ma^ry Sharpe, No. i 

William and Margaret Tyson 

William and Margaret Tyson 

William and Margaret Tyson 

First Ancestor 

John and Mary Sharpe, No. i 

Thomas and Rosamond Till 



John, 6-35 
John White, 8-87 

John Guy, 8-102 

Jane Shoemaker, 5-E 
Jane, 2-9 
Jean, 7-65 

Joseph, 3-ig 
Joseph, 4-22 

Joshua, 4-L 

Joshua Longstreth, 6-32 

James Mott, 8-79 

Kate, 7-60 

Katherine, 7-64 

Louis Henry Stephens, 7-71 

Louis Stephens, Jr., 8-104 

Lucretia Mott, 8-80 

Matthew, 4-C 
Mary, 4-H 
Mary, 5-D 
Mary, 2-3 

son of Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

" Norwood Penrose and Sarah 
Wharton (Haydock) 

son of Frederick Fraiey and Marv 
Elizabeth Hunter 

dau. of Caleb and Mary Waterman 

" John and Mary Sharpe, No. I 

" Joshua Longstreth and Sarah 
Catherine Fraiey 

son of Thomas and Rosamond Till 

" William and Agnes Shoe- 

son of William and Margaret Tyson 

" CharlesTyson and Ann Long- 

son of Richard Price and Anna (Cof- 
fin) Davis 

dau. of Samuel Longstreth and Eliz- 
abeth Chase 

dau. of Joshua Longstreth and Sarah 
Catherine Fraiey 

son of Charles and Elmira Rebecca 

son of Louis Henry Stephens and 
Mary Anna Bartholomew 

dau. of Richard Price and Anna (Cof- 
fin) Davis 

son of William and Margaret Tyson 

dau. of William and Margaret Tyson 

" Caleb and Mary Waterman 

" John and Mary Sharpe, No. i 

INDEX 243 

Mary, 3-1 1 dau. of Thomas and Rosamond Till 

Maria, 6-30 " Charles Tyson and Ann 


Maria, 8-77 dau. of Richard Price and Anna (Cof- 

fin) Davis 

Margaret, 8- 10 1 dau. of Frederick Fraley and Mary 

Elizabeth Hunter 

Morris Longstreth, 6-27 son of Charles Tyson and Ann 


Morris Longstreth, 2d, 7-51 son of Morris Longstreth and Han- 
nah (Smith) Penrose 

Morris Longstreth, 3d, 8-74 son of William Penrose and Eliza- 
beth (Corbit) Davis 

Morris Longstreth, 4th, 9-111 son of Morris Longstreth, 3d, and 

Jane Dalzell Picot 

MorrisLongstreth, 5th, g-i 12 son of Morris Longstreth, 3d, and 

Jane Dalzell Picot 

Norwood Penrose, 7-48 son of Morris Longstreth and Han- 

nah (Smith) Penrose 

Norwood Penrose, 2d, 8-86 son of Norwood Penrose and Sarah 

Wharton (Haydocl<) 

Nancy Sterrett, 8-ico dau. of Frederick Fraley and Mary 

Elizabeth Hunter 

Priscilla, 6-26 dau. of Charles Tyson and Ann 


Penrose, 8-78 son of Richard Price and Anna (Cof- 

fin) Davis 

Rosamond, 4-B dau. of William and Margaret Tyson 

Rynear, 4-F son of William and Margaret Tyson 

Rosamond, 3-14 dau. of Thomas and Rosamond Till 

Richard Price, 7-46 son of Morris Longstreth and Han- 

nah (Smith) Penrose 



Robert Haydock, 8-85 

Sarah, 2-1 
Sarah, 3-16 
Sarah, 4-23 

Samuel, 2-7 

Samuel, 3-18 

Samuel Longstreth, 6-31 

Samuel, 6-36 

Samuel Longstreth, 2d, 7 

Samuel Williams, 7-73 

Susannah Morris, 6-2g 

Susan Morris, 7-50 

Susan Morris, 8-89 

Thomas, 4-A 
Thomas, 2-2 
Thomas, 3-12 
Thomas, 2d, 3-17 
Thomas Jewett, 8-93 
William, 4-D 
William, 3-13 
William Penrose, 7-45 

son of Norwood Penrose and Sarah 
Wharton ( Haydock j 

dau. of John and Mary Sharpe, No i 

" 'i'homas and Rosamond Till 

" William and Agnes Shoe- 

son of John and Mary Sharpe, No. i 

" Thomas and Rosamond Till 

" Charles Tyson and Ann 

son of Chalkley and Susan Fisher 

•61 " Samuel Longstreth and Eliza- 
beth Chase 

son of Charles and Elmira Rebecca 

dau. of Charles Tyson and Ann 

dau. of Morris Longstreth and Han- 
nah (Smith) Penrose 

dau. of Norwood Penrose and Sarah 
Wharton (Haydock) 

son of William and Margaret Tyson 

" John and Mary Sharpe, No. i 

" Thomas and Rosamond Till 

" Thomas and Rosamond Till 

" Charles and Belle Jewett 

" William and Margaret Tyson 

" Thomas and Rosamond Till 

" Morris Longstreth and Han- 
nah (Smith) Penrose 



William Henry, 7-68 son of Charles and Elmira Rebecca 


William Penrose, 2d, 8-76 son of William Penrose and Eliza- 
beth (Corbit) Davis 

William Penrose, 3d, Q-116 son of William Penrose, 2d, and Ag- 
nes Hardenbergh 


Frederick Fraley, 8-95 
Mary Lippincott, 8-g6 

son of Robert, Jr., and Katherine 
Hallowell Shoemaker 

dau. of Robert, Jr., and Katherine 
Hallowell Shoemaker 


Hannah Hallowell, 6-39 dau. of Thomas Worthington and 

Amanda Emily Hallowell 


Annie Hallowell, 7-56 
Charles Morris, 7-52 
Elizabeth, 7-57 
Francis, 7-54 

dau. of William and Susan Morris 
Hallowell Walton 

son of William and Susan Morris 
Hallowell Walton 

dau. of William and Susan Morris 
Hallowell Walton 

son of William and Susan Morris 
Hallowell Walton 



James Morris, 7-55 

Lydia Thornton, 7-53 

Elizabeth, 8-gi 

Ernest Forster, 8-92 

son of William and Susan Morris 
Hallowell Walton 

dau. of William and Susan Morris 
Hallowell Walton 

dau. of James Morris and Mary Fors- 
ter Collins Walton 

son of James Morris and Mary Fors- 
ter Collins Walton