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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
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William Canby, 



BRflNDY¥INE, DEIKWML 



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V , William Canby, grandson of Thomas Canby who camo to 

4 ' America in 1083, was the son of Oliver Canby, who married 

* Elizabeth Shipley in the year 1744 and settled at Brandy wine, 

} ' where his son William resided from his birth in 1748, until his 

j death in 1 830. • .^ • • "' 

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; * He married Martha Marriott, of Bristol, Pa., who was born 

i . at Trenton in 1747, and died in lS2fi. Siie was the daughter 

I ^.. of Thomas ^farriott, the son of Thomas, and grandson of Isaac 

t Marriott, w^ho came to this country and settled in Xew Jersey 

in 1680. ■ . %^ -*: 

After the marriage of William and Martha Canby in 1774, 

-their humble but pleasant and comfortable home was a small 

two-story brick house, containing, on the ground floor, only a 

" iiving-room " and kitchen, . 

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The dwelling faced with a fair frontage toward the Brandj- 
wine, but the depth sufficed for a single room onlv ; the living- 
room was a cheerful apartment, with an old-fa?hioned corner 
chimney, where a bright wood-fire burned in a Franklin stove ; 
this was finally replaced by a grate for anthracite coal, one of 
the first two used in "Wilmington. 

On a corner of the mantel piece above it lay the New Tes- 
tament, the life of Lady Guion, and Pope's Essay on Man. 
"William Canby's usual seat was on a chair beside the fire-place, 

* and from the volumes named he read daily for several hours ; 

- • although reading for himself, he preferred to read aloud but in 

a low tone, so as not to disturb those around him. 
C ■ A volum'e of history, the journal of John "Woolman, Thos. 
.* i- Ellwood, or some other "ancient worthy," was sometimes 

• substituted for the life of Lady Guion, but he rarely read from 
the writings of any poet except Pope, although he frequently 
repeated Montgomery's beautiful lines on Prayer, also those 
be<'inning "Spirit leave thine house of clay," and Pope's TJni- 

- Tersal Prayer. 

■ On the southerly side of the " living-room," a window and 
' glass door looked out on the large old-fashioned garden, which 
was bri""'ht with flowers all through the season, and also sup- 
plied the small fruits and vegetables for family use. 
* ' There was a yard in front and at the side, in which stood 

a fine locust tree'and three weeping willows that shaded the 
bouse and gave it a pleasant rural appearance. 



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The new part at the westerly end, consisting of a parlor and 
entry, was added in 1800. 

The building still stands at the corner of Sixteenth and 
King Streets, but is niuch changed in api)earancc and character ; 
the grassj yard is gone, the old part of the house, which con- 
tained the " living-room " and kitchen, is divided into two small 
tenant houses, the new part has been enlarged by the addition 
of a front porch, third story and back buildings, so that it pre- 
sents a comfortable appearance. 

Humble as this home was, it held a very happy fjimily ; no 
pictures bung upon its walls, no ornaments except natural 
flowers were there, but it was adorned in its severe simplicity 
and plainness by the presence of parents, who, in obedience to 
that Indwelling Light which they publicly professed to follow, 
were found prompt to evidence their religion, pure and unde- 
filed before their God and Father, by their readiness " to visit 
the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep un- 
spotted from the world." 

The influence of their Christian graces, their gentleness 
and truth united the household in the bonds of love and peace ; 
cheerful social intercourse brightened its atmosphere, and a 
sincere unostentatious hospitality welcomed the frequent guest 
to its customary simple fare. 

This was rendered possible only by the admirable manage- 
ment, thrift and energy of the exceHeut help-meet of William 
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"^ Eminently gifted as he was with ability to lay up treasures 
where " neither moth nor rust doth consume," he was utterly 
.. lacking in the worldly talent of addiug houses to lands, but the 
" narrow means of the household, under the able administration 
of its maternal head, sufficed to meet the outlay for all actual 
■ .necessities, although nothing was left to expend upon super- 
fluities or for indulgence in useless luxuries. 

Restricted means enforced close economy, the housework 

was mainly performed by the members of the family, but this 

-^ .never interfered with the openhearted reception of all who 

could properly claim a welcome at this cheerful Christian home. 

•• Truly independent in the possession of a small income, 

from means which would not now suffice for the annual dis- 

,';'-.bursements of a liberal household, but which to them, with 

''their modest . wants, proved, a competency, here "William and 

^." Martha Canby educated and brought up a family of children, 

who, in their various allotments in life, never forgot the loving 

lessons of their youth, and seldom neglected the performance of 

any duty required at their hands. 

The difficulties of a narrow income were . thoroughly ex- 
perienced by them to their lasting advantage, but the example 
.• always before them of the denial of self for'the benefit of others, 
so beautifully moulded their characters, tl^at sympathizing kind- 
. ness was their rule of action, and when in after years ability 
* was afforded, the open hand ever responded to the dictates of 
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The oldest son, Oliver, led a very quiet and secluded life, 
•:-'being generally employed upon a farm ; he died at the advanced 
age of 83 years. 

The youngest child was named Marriott ; he was, however, 
generally called Merrit, and his father had such an objection to 
the designation of persons by any other than their correct 
names, that he changed his son's to that usually given to him. 

Inheriting from his mother a resolute and energetic spirit, 
Merrit Canby left home early to obtain a mercantile education 
in Philadelphia. About the year 1830 he associated with him- 
self as a partner Joseph S. Lovering, who was the first to 
successfully introduce into the United States the improved pro- 
cess of boiling sugar by steam in vacuum. 

This connexion proved mutually advantageous, and Merrit 
Canby retired from business in the latter part of the vear 1835. 
His local and family attachments then drew him back to "Wil- 
mington, the strong ties of kindred and old acquaintance never 
having been weakened by absence. Here he lived durin"- the 
remainder of his long life, actively engaged in furthering- the 
philanthropic and public interests of his native place. 

* An attractive sweetness and gentleness characterized the ' 

sisters; various as were their temperaments, f(rw women have 

' had more warmly attached friends or have left records of 

■ greater simplicity and purity of life than Fanny Ferris, Marv 

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S(.-cnd through them, lut may their children and children's 
children to the latest generation never prove unworthy of it. 

Any description of the household of William and Martha 
Canby would be very incomplete, which did not mention their 
adopted children Hannah and Mary Gibbons; they were the 
daughters of William Canby's sister, Mary, who married Abra- 
ham Gibbons of Lampeter, Penna. 

He died of yellow fever in 1798, after attending the Yearly 
Meeting held in Philadelphia in the autumn of that j'ear; his 
wife had died in the previous year ; upon his decease his daugh- 
ters, aged three and five years respectively, were brought to 
Brandywine, and from that time made part of the family there. 

No parental kindness could have watched over children 
with more faithful and loving care than these orphans received 
in their adopted home, and none could have repaid this care 
with truer filial devotion. ' 

When the older members of the family left the protecting 
roof of their childhood for homes of their own, these nieces re- 
mained to discharge all the offices of love, by watching over 
the declining years and ministering to the infirmities of their 
aged adopted parents with patient devotion to the close of their 
lives. 

After the death of William Canby, Hannah and Mary Gib- 
bons continued to live in the old homestead for five years, 
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removed them to another home, Avhere the tic of kindred was 
perpetuated during the remainder of their lives. 

"William Canby, his brother Samuel and bis half-brother 
William Poole, resided near each other, and their three fami- 
lies were in the habit of familiar and affectionate daily inter- 
course. •, 

The following account of "William Canby is extracted from ' 
the note book of his son-in-law, Benjamin Ferris : 

""William Canby, son of Oliver Canby and Elizabeth Ship- 
ley, married Martha Marriott, daughter of Thomas Marriott 
and Sarah Smith, of Bristol, Penna., 5th month 5th, 1174. 

"They settled in "Wilmington, on the south side of Brandy- 
wine, (in a brick building erected originally for the kitchen 
part of a larger establishment) in the summer of 1774. Here- 
they lived (excepting one short period) until the year 1S09, 
when a larger building was added to it, making a much more 
commodious residence. In this house "William Canby and his 
wife lived together, enjoying the blessings of peace and quiet, 
about seventeen years, surrounded by dutiful and affectionate 
children, and having a sufficiency to supply the moderate de- 
sires of minds like theirs, governed by a just estimate of the 
things of time. This happy connection was at length dissolved 
by the decease of Martha Canby on the 18th day of the Eighth 
month, 1826. To the affectionate heart of "William Canby this 
was a severe stroke, but he bore it, as he had always borne the 
dispensations of Divine Providence, with that composure and 



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('(juanimity wLicL comport with the character of a Christian. 
He passed the remainder of his life in meek and Immble sub- 
mission to the Divine Will, and after a separation from the ob- 
ject of his youthful attachment of about three years and eight 
months, he quietly departed this life, the third day of the Fourth 
month, 1830, in the eighty-second year of his age. 

" In early life he received, by a fall, an injury to the head, 
from the effects of which he never was wholly relieved. For 
many years during the middle part of his life he had periodical 
headaches of the most distressing character, so heavy as to pro- 
duce what he used to term " lethargy ; " under this suffering, 
he resorted to the use of steam-baths, by which he mostly ob- 
tained gi-eat relief. Though endowed by nature with vigorous 
intellectual powers, and fitted by education for carrying on 
business, he was obliged to relintpiish a lucrative concern in the 
bright meridian of life, and to retire from business upon a very 
limited income; but in humble acquiescence to the wmII of Him 
in whom he trusted, that little, like the widow's. cruise, "failed 
not." With the aid of a most faithful and efficient partner and 
companion, he not only brought up five children to be useful, 
respectable members of the community, but was himself an ac- 
tive and untiring benefactor to the poor. To those in affliction 
and to him that had no helper, William Cauby was ever ready 
to administer both by his personal attentions and by his sym- 
pathy ; and such was his benevolence, that he often denied him- 
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were in distress. I have known him frcqiientlr, in hitter cold 
weather, to go and stop a liolo in some poor man's cahin, or to 
mend his roof tliat he miirht be sheltered from the rain, and 
when the mean-s in his power did not sulfice to meet all the cases 
of suffering around him, he used exertions to enlist others in 
the service. 

"His person was slender; his height rather below middle 
size, about 5 feet fi inches ; he was verj temperate in diet, using 
the simplest food in a very moderate quantity. Though slender 
in person his limbs were muscular, and he was not only fond of 
action but used a great deal of it, frequently walking five, six 
or seven miles from home to visit a neighboring meeting, or to 
brighten the chain which bound him to his friend or relatives 
living at a distance. To the latest period of life he retained a 
large' portion of his natural activity both of body and mind, for 
there was nothing sluggish in cither. His temper was quick 
and his feelings acute, they very seldom were suffered to 
betray him into any unguarded expressions, but whenever he 
apprehended that anything had escaped him calculated to wound 
another, he never felt satisfied until he had gone to the person 
and made acknowledgment of his offence ; and such was his 
tenderness on this point, that he often found, after making his 
apologies, that no wound had been inflicted. He was truly an 
humble Christian, following in the footsteps of the pure and holy 
Pattern with faithfulness, and attaining the object in a degree 
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disinterestedness of character, nor one in wliom the selfish prin- 
ciples of our nature seemed to be more perfectly subjected to 
the Divine Power of Goodness, which dictated the precept 
"Thou Shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." 

Veiled under the garment of humility and making no dis- 
play, the natural powers of his mind were of a very high order 
He had considerable knowledge of practical mathematics, a pro- 
found insight into the nature of the solar system, and much 
solid information in the departments of history, biography and 
natural science." B. F. 

The following lines, hastily written and not corrected, were 
found among the papers of a grandchild who died in 1833 ; no 
other death has occurred among the eighteen grandchildren in 
the intervening fifty years. 

" On reading in J^'iles' weekly Register an editorial notice 
of the death of William Canby. 

"TVTiy sliould the stranger pen the line, 
The tribute to thy virtues briglit ? 
Or offer on devotion's shrine. 
The incense to religion's might ? 

""Were vre in dedication's path, 

To follow humbly -where thou trod ; 
In Christian meekness wliile on earth. 
And holy confidence in God. 

"Then would thy virtues brighter shine, 
In hearts that claim a kindred tone ; 
Nor should the stranger pen the line, 
Thy monument of worth alone. 



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"The lives of tliy frail cLildren here, 
A lasting tribute to thy praise, 

Tlirougli time a monument would rear. 
That i>ointing heavenward would raise. 

Bright tokens that would ever shine 
As gem? upon thy diadem. 

Eternal and divine. 

"As stars upon thy crown of light. 
Rejoicing evermore ; 
These children of immortal life. 
Thy monument of power." 



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The editorial referred to, appeared in Niles' Register, pulv 
lished at Baltimore, 5th month 8th, ] 830. 

As that paper was devoted to politics and statistics, and 
rarely if ever admitted obituaries, the notice of "Wm. Canby's 
death occasioned some surprise. It read as follows : 

"William Canbv, an aged and much beloved member of 
the Society of Friends, died at Wilmington, Delaware, and his 
remains were interred on the 4th ult. 

"If it were possible to suppose that any one man was less 
offensive than any of the rest of his kind, more separated from 
worldly aflFairs, more willing to perform deeds of charity and 
benevolence, less guilty of a bad thought or capable of a bad 
action, we should have fixed upon William Canby as being 
that man. 

"He was the author of a letter to Mr. Jefferson, in 1813, 
which, with the reply, was very extensively published. 

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over the grave that had been made to receive it (as is the cus- 
tom of Friends at the interment of aged and vahicd members), 
a deep silence prevailed for a short time, as though the numer- 
ous assembly had even ceased to breathe. It was interrupted 
bj a clear and solemn female voice saying, This is not death 
but life everlasting. 

" The body was then deposited in the earth, and the com- 
pany left the burying ground as though just separated from an 
immortal spirit." 

The letter was as follows : • 

Wilmington, 8th month 29th, 1813. 
" Esteemed friend Thomas Jefferson, 

I have for years felt at times affection towards 
thee, with a wish for thy salvation ; to wit, the attainment," 
while on this stage of time in the natural body, of a suitable 
portion of divine life ; for, otherwise, we know little more than 
the life of nature, and therein are in danger of becoming in- 
ferior to the Ijcasts which perish, in conseiiuence of declining 
the offers of divine life made to every rational being. 

" I have long had better hopes of thee (particularly in our 
little quiet meeting yesterday) that thou hast been faithful, at 
least over a few things, and I wish thou mayest become ruler 
over more, and enter into the joy of our Lord and into his rest; 
and it occurred to me, in ord.cr thereto, that we should become 
Christians, for he that hath not the spirit of Christ is none of 
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jjistctl on by divers of the Apostles, who bad personally seen 
and were eye-witnesses to his majesty, particularly in the 
Mount, and by others who had not that in view ; which, how- 
ever, was insufficient to perfect thoni and was to be taken away, 
that they might be more effectually turned to that Spirit, which 
leadeth into all truth, whose power alone is able to reduce the 
spirits of nature to suitable silence and submission. 
Thy friend, 

■• " (Signed) William Canbj." 

Reply by Thomas Jefferson : 
"Sirl 

I have duly received your favor of August 29tb, 
and am sensible of the kind intentions from which it flows, and 
truly thankful for them ; the more so, as they could only be the 
result of a favorable estimate of my public course, as much de- 
voted to study as a faithful transaction of the trust committed 
to me would permit. 

"No subject has occupied more of my consideration, than 
our relations with all the beings around us, our duties to them 
, and our future prospects. 

" After hearing all which can probably be suggested con- 
cerning them, I have formed the best judgement I could, as to 
the course they prescribe, and in the due observance of that 
course, I have no reflections which give me uneasiness. 

"An eloquent preacher of your religious society, Richard 
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eiclaimed aloud to his congregation that " he did not believe 
there was a Qoiker, Presbyterian, Methodist or Baptist in 
Heaven." 

" Having paascd to give his congregation time to stare and 
wonder, lie added " in Heaven God knows no distinction, but 
considers ajl good men as his children and brethren of the same 
family." " 

" I believe with the Quaker preacher, that he, who observes 
those moral precepts in which all religions concur, will never be 
questioned at the gates of Heaven, as to the dogmas in which 
all differ ; that on entering there, all these are left behind, and 
that the Aristides and Catos, the Penns and Tillotsons, Presby- 
terians and Papists will find themselves united in all the prin- 
ciples which are ia concert with the Supreme Mind- 

" Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which 
have come under my observation, none appears so pure as that 
of Jesus. 

" He who follows this steadily need not, I think, be uneasy, 
although he cannot comprehend the subtilties and mysteries 
erected on the doctrines of Jesus by those who, calling them- 
selves his special followers and favorites, would make him come 
into the world to lay snares for all understandings but theirs. 

" Their metaphysical heads, usurping the judgment seat of 
God, denounce as his enemies all who cannot perceive the logic 
of Euclid, in the demonstrations of St. Athanasius that three 
are one, and one, three. 



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" In all essential points you and I are of the i=ame religion, 
and I am too old to go into the uncisentials. 

" Repeating, therefore, ray thankfulness for the kind con- 
cern you have been so good as to express, I salute you with 
friendship and brotherly love. 

(Signed) Thomas Jefferson." 

Monticello, Sept. 18th, 1813. 

Martha Marriott (wife of Wm. Canby) was the great 
granddaughter of Isaac Marriott, who emigrated to America 
in 1680. 

Thomas Marriott (son of Isaac) married Martha Kirk- 
bride ; their son, Thomas Marriott, born the 21st day of the 12th 
month (called February) 1717-18, O.S., married, on the 20th 
day of 7th month (September), 1739, Shobal and Prudence 
Smith's daughter — Sarah — who was born the 2nd day of 9tli 
month (November) 1720, O.S. Their daughter Martha was 
born at Trenton, N. J., 7th month, 25th, 1747. 

Sarah Marriott's older sister, Mary, married Thos. Shipley, 
settled in Ridley, and removed to Brandywine in 1755 ; through 
her and her daughters, the Canbys are related to the Shipleys, 
Buckleys and Newlins. 

Martha Canby was a woman of superior character, 
thoroughly sympathizing with her husband in his obedience to 
the command, " Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his 
righteousness ;" she trusted, as regards the needs of this life, 
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avail themselves of the talents committed to their keeping, and 
feel the force of the injunction, "provide things honest in the 
sight of all men." 

TVith ability which would have fitted her to administer 
liberal things with a liberal hand, she accepted the privations 
incident to small means with the greatest cheerfulness and 
sweetness, thereby evincing the real strength of her character 
and effectually ministering to the comfort of her householi 

The following notice, by B. Ferris, appeared shortly after 
her decease, which occurred 8th month 18th, 1826 : — 

"Died, on the 18th inst., in this borough, aged nearly t9 
years, Martha, wife of TVilliam Canby. 

" Although the deceased ' went to her grave in full age, like 
as a shock of corn cometh in in his season,' yet she did not out-' 
live the period of her usefulness. 

} " By her husband and children she was respected^ and ven- 
^ erated, both for the purity and excellence of her character, and 
as the eiEcient head of the domestic department. "With a mind 
of more than common vigor, she remained the watchful 
guardian of her family, and had, until her last illness, the 
pleasure of being actively engaged in promoting their welfare. 

" Her death, therefore, is felt, not like the fall of a super- 
numerary, but as the removal of a pillar out of its place, 
leaving her survivors to mourn the loss of an affectionate rela- 
tive and friend, and to feel, with increasing pressure, the trials 
common to us all, in this probationary state. 



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" As a christian, ber example was worthy of all commenda- 
tion for although she never obtruded herself on public attention 
bv the loudness of her profession, she was very careful to obey 
the injunctions of " pure and undefiled religion." Unlike the 
one who said " I go " and went not, her life was a standing 
testimony to the superior excellence of •practical Christianity ; 
and now if an unspotted youth, a faithful attention for fifty-two 
years to the various duties of a wife, a mother and a friend, if 
beneficence to the poor, sympathy with the afflicted and 
benevolence to all, may afford survivors a well grounded hope 
for the deceased, then may we rest in the happy assurance that 
she has been taken from the field of useful labor to receive the 
plaudit, ' Well done good and faithful servant' " 

Such were the sterling characteristics of our ancestors 
William and ^Martha Canby. 

In the note book of Benjamin Ferris, from which most of 
this memoir has been extracted, after an account of his (Ferris) 
progenitors, he addresses his children thus, " No immoral, no 
intemperate, no vicious person is to be found, from the remotest 
time down to the present, in the line of our ancestors (Ferris) 
on cither the male or female side of the house. 

" The same may be said in relation to the ancestry of my 
children, on their mother's side (Canby) ; no family, perhaps, 
can point to a more pure original 

" Honest, industrious, conscientious, and for all these ex- 
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their ancestry, all that a noble and excellent example can give 
to encourage tbcm to emulate such worthy patterns ; where 
much is given, much is rationally required. 

" Let those who follow in the line of such excellent ancestors 
beware that thej cast no stain or spot on the family, lest one 
should stand out in bold relief as first man or woman for more 
than 180 years, whose conduct is calculated to raise a blush, or 
wound the feelings of those who value their family, not for its 
honors, not for its titles, nt5t for its wealth, but for its virtues, 
B.F. 2d month 5th, 1838." 

The descendants of "William Canby, following the common 
lot of humanity, have encountered widely varied fortune in the 
prosecution of their secular pursuits. 

Trial, privation, wealth, ease, struggle and abundance have 
been theirs ; adversity and prosperity have been meeted out, 
to some the one, to some the other, but they have verified the 
truth of the old saying : — 

" I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen 
the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread." 



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Benjamin Canbj, of Thorn, in Yorkshire, England, had 
three children, Benjamin, Thomas and Mary. 

Thomas, when about 16 years old, emigrated to this coun- 
tr}- with his maternal uncle, Henry Baker, who, probably, paid 
his passage, and in return claimed his services as a laborer on 
his farm. 

In an old account book, called " Registry of Arrivals," one 
finds 

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"ITenry Baker, from Walton, in Lancashire, and Margaret, 
his wife, and their daughters Rachel, Rebecca, Phebe and Hes- 
t'.T, and Xathan and Samuel, their sons; Mary Berkert, and 
t«n other servants, named John Siddell, for 4 year's, Henry 
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Thomas Canby, not bcin^ satisfied, appealed to Friends, 
and the Quarterly Meeting of Bucks County effected an amic- 
able arrangement, as the minutes of that meeting yet show. 
After he arrived at man's estate, he purchased valuable lands 
in that county ; he was enterprising and successful, and left a 
large number of lineal descendants. 

His first wife was Sarah Jerves, whom he married 9th 
month, 2nd, 1G93. She died 2nd month, 3rd, 1708, leaving 
eight children, two sons, Thomas and Benjamin (second), and 
six daughters. The married names of the latter were Sarah 
Hill, Elizabeth Lacy, Mary Hamton, Phebe Smith, Esther 
White and Martha Gillingham. They and their brothers all 
had many children. 

\_Thomas Canby married 4th of 2nd month, 1709, Mary, 
daughter of Evan and Jean Oliver ; by this second marriage he 
had eight children, viz.: Jane Paxson, Rebekah Wilson, Han- 
nah, Joseph, Rachel, Oliver (our ancestor), Ann-, and Lydia 
Johnson. 

Mary Canby died the 26th day of 3d month, 1721. 

Thomas Canby married a third time, his last wife's maiden 
name being Preston. 

Oliver Canby bore his mother's maiden name ; he settled 
in Wilmington about 1740, where he owned the first mill built 
within the limits of the corporation ; it stood about 200 yards 
above the present bridge. ' 

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23rd, X.'S., Elizabeth, danghter of William and Mary Shipley; 
tbcir children were Hannah, William (our ancestor), Samuel, 
and Mary, who married Abraham Gibbons. 

Oliver Canby died, after a sudden and severe illness, in his 
3Sth year ; he was in the prime of life, in the midst of a pros- 
perous growing business, with an amiable wife, a young family, 
and every prospect that could gratify the desire of a reasonable 

man. 

Mary Oliver was the fifth child of Evan and Jean Oliver, 
who emigrated from Radnorshire, Wales, " about ye beginning 
of ye 6 month, 1682, and arrived at Uplands (now Chester), in 
Pennsylvania, in America, ye 28th of ye 8 month, 1682." By 
this date it appears that Mary Oliver came over in the ship with 
William Penn. 

Her birth is entered in an old " Oliver " account book : 
"The 5 was Marry the 9 day of the 10 month, 1677, the first 
day of the weeke." And her death thus : " Sister Mary Canby 
departed out of this world the 2G day of March, 1721 ; she was 
of the age of 43 years ; a virtous [sic] woman." 

The name Oliver, in the Wilson, Hamton, Paxson and 
Canby families, is derived from her. 

Elizabeth Shipley, born in Leicester, England, in 1722, 
cjinie with her parents to America when three years old. She 
niarricd Oliver Canby in 174 4, enjoying with him a happy 
union of about ten years ; remaining his widow about seven 
years, she then married William Poole, whom she outlived 
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The following notice is from TVilliam Canby's Bible: 

" Our dear mother, Elizabeth Poole, departed this life on 
First day morning, 11th month, 15th, 1789, in the sixty-seventh 
year of her age, in lamb-like quietude, having been of an inno- 
cent life and conversation, tenderly concerned for her children, 
and a good example of industry. That we may be enabled to 
follow her example in the gifts wherein the remembrance of her 
is precious, is my desire." 

Her father, William Shipley, in 1 736, built the house in 
Brandywine, which continued to be the property of his descend- 
ants until the present year [1883]. 

Like other old landmarks, it is about to yield to the de- 
stroying hand of improvement. 

It was the largest dwelling house in the city. Friends' 
Meeting was held in it for two years before the first meeting 
house was erected. 



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Third Generation — Black, 

Fourth Generation — Green. 
Fifth Generation — Violet. 
Sixth Generation — Red. 
Seventh Generation — Black. 



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= : " , FIRST GENERATION. 

f bsmas Canbn; — B. 1667; came to America 1683, 16 years old; 
D. 9th month 20th, 1742, aged 75 years. M. first, Sarab 
?KOfs, 9th month, 2nd, 1693 ; she died 2nd month 3rd, 1708. 
M. second, 5^anj (Dliutr, daughter of Evan and Jean Oliver, 

2nd month 4th, 1709. 
glarg «anbg;— B. 10th month 9th, 1677, D. 1st month 
26th, 1721, 0. S. 



SECOND GENERATION. 

Thomas and Sarah Canby. 

Benjamin, Sarah Hill, Elizabeth Lacy, Mary Hamton, 
Phebc Smith, Esther White, Thomas Benjamin, 
(second), and Martha Gillingbam. 
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Thomas and Mary Canby. 

Jane Paxson, Rebecca Wilson, Hannah, Joseph, Rachel, 
Oliver (our ancestors), Ann and Lydia Johnson. 

Oliver Canby;— B. 3rd month 7th, 1717; D. 11th month 
30th, 1754, aged 37 years, 8 months. 
M. 4th month 23rd, 1744, N. S., Elizabeth, daughter 
of "William and Mary Shipley. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

Oliver and Elizabeth Canby. 

Canby, Hannah;— B. 1st month 2nd, 1746; D. 6th month 

4th, 1748, N. S. 
Cariby, WiUiam,-—B. 10th month 6th, 1748, N. S. ; T). 4th 

month 3rd, 1830. 
Canby, Samuel,-— B. 8th month 6th, 1751; D. 3rd month 

8th, 1832. 
Canby, Mary ;—B. 10th month 10th, 1754; D. 3rd month 

26th, 1797. 

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Catibt/t William; — B. 7th month 25th, or 10th month Cth, 

>'. S., 1748; D. 4th month 3rd, 1830. 

Married Martha Marriott, 

Martha Canby ; — B. 7th month 25th, or 10th month Gth, 
N. S., 1747 ; M. 5th month 5th, or 7th month IGth, 
N. S., 1774; D. 8th month 18th, 1826. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 
William and Martha Canby. 

Canbv, Oliver;— B. 3rd month 15th, 1775; D. 4th month 1st, 

1858. 
Canby, Sarah; — B. 11th month 1st, 1776; D. in infancy. 
Cauby, Fanny, wife of Benjamin Ferris. He was B. 8th month 

7th, 1780 ; D. 11th month 9th, 1867. 

Fanny Ferris;— B. Gth month 11th, 1778; M. 5th month 
17th, 1804; D. 8th month 3rd, 1833. 
Canby, Mary, \nfe of Clement Biddle. He was B. 8th month 

lOlh, 1778; D. 2nd month 10th, 1856. 

Mary Biddle;— B. 2nd month 11th, 1780; M. 11th month 
2nd, 1810; D. 4th mouth 12th, 1849. 
Caaby, Sarah (second) ;—B. 7th month 12th, 1782; D. 3rd 

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Canby, Anua, wife of David Smyth. He was B. 1st month 30tb, 
1T83 ; D. 2nd month 5th, 1866. 

Anna C. Smyth ;—B. 12th month 29th, 1784; M. lOtb 
month 12th, 1815; D. 12th month 12th, 1867. 
Canby, Marriott, changed to Merrit; — B. 10th month 9th, 
1787; D. 12th month 10th, 1866. 
Married Eliza Tatnall Sipple. 

Eliza T. Canby ;—B. 9th month 6th, 1795; M. 5th month 
20th, 1830; D. 10th month 2Gth, 1865. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 
Fanny and Benjamin Ferris. 

Ferris, William :_B. 2nd month 18th, 1805; D. 7th month 

12th, 1805. 
Ferris, Edward -j—B. 7th month 24th, 1809; D. 8th month 

31st, 1810. 
Ferris, Anna ;_B. 11th month 27th, 1811 ; D. 9th month 29lb, 

1814. 
Ferris, Deborah v— B. 7th month 22nd, 1813. 
Ferris, Anna M. ;— B. 6th month 11th, 1815. 
Ferris, Benjamin ', — B. 4th month 2nd, 1817; D, 10th month 

29th, 1831. 



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Ktrri.-, Martha ;— B. Cth month 25th, 1819. 
Firri-s David ;— B. 7th month IGth, 1821. Married Sarah Ann 
Underwood. 

Sarah Ann Ferris ;—B. 8th month, 1828; M. 4th month 
12th, 1849. 
IVrri.s William ;—B. 12th month 14th, 1821. Married Mary 
Wethcrald. 

Mary W. Ferris;— B. 12th month 22nd, 1825; M. 1st 
month 1st, 1845. 
F»rri.s, Edward;— B. 12th month 20th, 1821. Married Catherine 
Lehman Ashmead. 

Catherine L. Ferris;— B. 7th month 1st, 1833; M. 6th 
month 5th, 1855. 



Mary and Clement Biddle. 

B;.1J!c. Martha ;— B. 10th month 21st, 1811 ; D. 1st month 25th, 

1833. 
I-dJle, Robert;— B. 8th month 10th, 1844. Married Anna 
Miller. 
Anna M. Biddle;— B. 8th month 2nd, 1823; M. 12th 
month 1st, 1842. . . 



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Biddle, William Canby;— B. 9th month 25th, 1816. Married 
Rachel Miller. 

Rachel AL Biddle;— B. 10th month 11th, 1818; M. 2Qd 
month 21st, 1838. 
Biddle, Henry;— B. 1st month 1st, 1818; D. 8th month 31st, 

- 1818- * - 

Biddle, Clement;— B. 11th month Hth, 1819. Married first, 
Susan T. Walton. 
Susan T. Biddle ;— B. 10th month, 1820 ; M. 9th month 9th, 

1841; D. 12th month 6th, 1842. 
Married second, Susan "W. Cadwallader. 
Susan VT. Biddle ;— B. 3rd month 9th, 1823 ; M. 4th month 
10th, 1845. 
Biddle, Anne ;— B. 11th month 18th, 1822. 



Anna C. and David Smyth. 

Smyth, Lindley ;— B. 7th month 28th, 1 81 6. Married Elizabeth 
S. Ferris. ' 

Elizabeth F. Smyth ;—B. 2nd month 6th, 1819; M. 10th 
month 3rd, 1839. | 

Smyth, Sarah Morris ;— B. 7th month 3rd, 1819 ; D. 6th month 
26th, 1826. 



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<L.viIi, Lacy;— B. 9th month 13th, 1820 

>::;vih, Willinm Canby ;— B. 2nd month 11th, 1823. Married 

Emilv Bett3. 

Eiuilv B. Smyth ;— B. Ist month 10th, 1823 ; M. 9th month 
28th, 1847. 
SsiTth, Mary Anna ; — B. 8th month 14th, 1824. 
^'niytL, Clement Biddle;— B. 12th month 29th, 1827. Married 

Sarah A. Sellers. 

Sarah S. Smyth ;—B. 8th month 22nd, 1828; M- 6th 
month 4th, 1856. 



Merrit and Eliza T. Canby. 

Canby, William Marriott ; — B. 3rd month 17th, 1831. Married 
Edith Dillon Mathews. 

Edith D. Canby ;_B. 10th mj?nth 3rd, 1835 ; M. 6th month 
15th, 1870. 
Canby, Anna Tatnall ;— B. Gth month 29th, 1833. 
Ca-aby, Martha, Married Elliston Perot Morris :— B. 5th month 
22nd, 1831. 

Martha C. Morris;— B. 5th month 12th, 1836; M. 3rd 
month 21st, 1861. 



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SIXTH GENERATION. 

David and Sarah A. Ferris, 

Ferris, Francis Canby ; — B. 3rd month 22nd, 1850; D. Ist 

month 15th, 1880. 
Ferris, William Canbj;—B. 11th month 17th, 1851. . 



Ferris, Matilda;— B. 8th month 19th, 1853. 



Ferris, Henry; — B. 8th month 16th, 1855. 



Ferris, Alfred ;— B. 6th month 21st, 1864. 



Ferris, Walter ;— B. 3rd month 21st, 1868. 



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William and Mary W. Ferris. 

Kirri.-, Fanny. Married Charles nallowell ; B. 12th month 
iSih, 1843. - 

Fanny F. Hallowell ;— B. 3rd month 20th, 1846 ; M. 6th 
mouth nth, 1868. 
K*ms, Benjamin ; — B. 7th month 24th, 1847. Married Rachel 
Richardson. 

Rachel R. Ferris ; — B. 9th month 1st, 1845 ; M. 2nd month 
•25th, 1879. 
Ktrri.-', Joseph W. ; — B. 4th month 6th, 1849; D. 1st month 

I9th, 1858. 
Ferris, Mary H., Married Eldridge C. Price; — B. 2nd month 
21st, 1854. 
Mary H. Price ; — B 9th month 3rd, 1854 ; M. 10th month 
10th, 1877- 
Frrris, William, Jr. ;— B. 7th mouth 26th, 1859. 



Krrris, Deborah, Jr. ;— B. 3rd month 27th, 1863. 
y^rri^. Anna M., Jr. ;— B. 11th month 5th. 1864. 



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Edward and Catharine L. Ferris. 
Ferris, Edith ;_B. 9th month 27th, 1856. 

Ferris, George A,;— B. 1st month 31st, 1859. 

Ferris, Katharine L. ; — B. 2nd month 13th, 1865. 



Robert and Anna M. Biddle. 

Biddle, Charles Miller; — ^B. 2nd month 3rd, 1844. Married 

Hannah Mcllvain. 

Hannah M. Biddle ;_B. 4th month 12th, 1848; M. lUh 
month 19th, 1868. 
Biddle, Henrv Canby;_B. 10th month 12th, 1845. Marric-d 

Anna Marr Mcllvain. 

Anna Mary M. Biddle ; _B. 9th month 14th, 1850 ; M. lUh 
month 2nd, 1876. 
Biddle, Hannah Miller, Married John C. W. Frishrauth;— B. 

4th month 3rd, 1844. 



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Hannah B. Prk^hmuth ;— B. 8th month 24th, 1850 ; M. 1st 
month 5tb, 1882. 
r.iJJIe, Elizabeth Parrish -—Married John C. W. Frishmuth,B. 
4th month Srd, 1844. 

ElizaLeth B. Prishniuth ;— B. 8th month 1st, 1853 ; M. 6th 
month Srd, 1S75 ; D. 12th month 17th, 1879. 
DiJJlc, Martha Canby ^— B. 12th month 3rd, 1854. 



Wm. Canby and Rachel M. Biddle. 

nMJlo, Clement Miller;— B. 12th month 24th, 1838. Married , 
Ljdia Cooper. 

Lvdia C. Biddle ; — B. 1st month 4th, 1841 ; M. 10th month 
lltb, I860. 
Ei'Mlo, Frances Canby, Married Clement Acton Griscora ; — B. 
3rd month 15th, 1841. 

Frances C. Griscom ;— =B. 8th month 11th, 1840; M. 6th 
month 18tb, 1862. 
r.iildlc, Helen, Married George Brinton Thomas; — B. 7th 
month 5th, 1836 

Ilflon B. Thomas;— B. 3rd month 25th, 1844; M. 9th 
month I7tb. 1S66 ; D. Srd month 28th, 1877. 



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Biddlc, Mary, Married Hownrd Wood ; — B. 2Dd month 8ih, 
1S46. 

Mary B. Wood ;— B. 12th month 17th, 1849; M. 1st 
month 28th, 1869. 
'. • Biddle, Ilannah Nicholson, Married Charles Willianip; — B. 

11th month 22nd, 1851. 
, . . ■ Hannah B. Williams ;— B. 4th month 18th, 1855 ; M. lOih 

month 18th, 1877. 



Clement and Susan T. Biddle. 

Biddle, William Walton ;— B. 7th month 14th, 1842. MarrirtI 
Mary Taggart. 
\fi Mary T. Biddle ;— B. 5th month 1st, 1846 ; M. 4th monili 

22nd, 1874. 



Clement and Susan W. Biddle- 

Biddle,Canby;_B. 2nd month 23rd, 1840; D. 4th month 13th. 
1857. 



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I yAi'. Fraucis Cadwalladcr;— B. 9th month 16th, 1851. 
Married Sarah Pennock. • 

<arah P. Biddle ;^B. 2nd month 3rd, 1849; M. 10th month 
22nd, 1873. 



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Lindley and Elizabeth F. Smyth. 

.«:uylL, Ferris;— B. 9th month 8th, 1841 ; D. 4th month 2nd, 

1843. 
SjTs.vth, Horace ; — B. 3rd month 9th, 1844. Married Mary E. 

Ilanson. 

Marv H. Smyth ;—B. 1st month 2nd, 1842; M. lOth 
month 3rd, 1865. " ' 

^^J\h, Marriott Canby ;— B. 11th month 13th, 1845. Married 

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Clara L Su.yth :_B. 9th month 28th, 1848 ; M. 11th montl, 
14th, 1875. 



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William C. and Emily B. Smyth. 

Smyth, Mary Betts;_B. f,th month 23rd, 1848; D. 8th moniL 

10th, 1872. 
Smyth, Anna Can by ; Married Nathaniel E. Janney, B. 3rU 

month 5th, 1842. 

Anna C. Janney :_b. 3rd month 23rd, 1850; M. lOih 
month Ifith, 1877. 
Smyth, Lindley ;_b. 8th month 12th, 1852; D. 2nd month 

17th, 1853. ----- 

Smyth, Lucy ; — Married Howard M. Cooper, B. 6th monlh 

24th, 1844. 

Lucy S. Cooper -^—B. nth month 28th, 1853; M. 4lJ» 
month 22nd, 1884. 
Smyth, Emily Betts ;_b. I2th month 4th, 1855. 



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<-^\\h, Fruuces Canly ;— B 10th month 22nd, 1858. 



::^vih. Edward Betts ;— B. 10th month 22nd, 1869. 



Clement B. and Sarah S. Smyth. 
>":..yth. Ucrbert Weir ;— B. 8th month 28th, 1857. 

S::.}ih, Elizabeth Sellers ;—B. 8th month 4th, 1860; D. 10th 

month 29th, 1861. 
Ht..Mh. William Canbj ;_B. 12th month 28th, 1864; D. 7th 

mouth 28th, 1875. 
^'li-vih. Alice Pearson ;_B. 8th month 28th, 1866. 



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William M. and Edith D. Canby. 
Canbj, Marriott ;— B. 4th month Tth, 1871.' -v.' ^.'^ 



Canby, Henry Mathews ;— B. 6th month 17th, 1874. 



Canby, William Shipley ;— B. 12th month 24th, 1875; D. Uih 
month 10th, 1882. 



Martha C. and Elliston P. Morris. 
Morris, Marriott Canby ;— B. 9th month 7th, 1863. 

Morris, Elizabeth Canby ;— B. 10th month 4th, 1866. 



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Morris, Samuel Buckley; — B. 10th month 10th, 1868. 



MurriiJ, E. Perot ;— B. 5th month 31st, 1872 ; D. 3rd month 
ICth, 1881. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 
Fanny F. and Charles Hallowell. 
nallowfll, Wm. Ferris ;— B. 6th month 30th, 1869. 

na!l.,w«.ll, Charles S. ;— B. 1st month 31st, 1872. 



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Hallowell, Benjamin S. ;— B. 12th month 18th, 1873; D. 12iL 

month 26th, 1874. 
Hallowell, Lewis B. ;— B. 4th month 11th, 1877. 



Mary H. and Eldridge C. Price. 

Price, Marriott;— B. 6th month 7th, 1881. 



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■ f Charles M. and Hannah M. Biddle. 

• , t.viJIe, Anna;— B. 11th month 24th, 1869. 



liiilJlc, Martha Mcllvain ;— B. 3rd month 28th, 1871. 



B.Jdlc, Helen ;— -B. 5th month 16th, 1875. 



t.iik', Hannah M., 



B: JJlc, Charles M., 



B. 8th month 14th, 1878. 



t.lDt', Robert, Jr. ;— B. 2nd month 19th, 1880. 



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Henry C. and Anna Mary M. Biddle. 



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Biddle, Hugh Mcllvain ;— B. 8th month 29th, 18Y7. 



Biddle, Mary;— B. 3rd month 19th, 1879. 



Biddle, Henry C, Jr. ;— B. 4th month 11th, 1880. 



Biddle, Lilian ;— B. 7th month 11th, 1881. 



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Elizabeth B. and John C. W. Frishmuth. 

Fri.-Lrauth, Anna Biddle, \ 

\ B. 2nd month 22nd, 1876. 
FrL-Liuuth, Mary Grandom, / ■ . 



Hannah B. and John C. W. Frishmuth. 
TrMmuth, Edna Helen ;_B. 8th month 16th, 1883. 



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Clement M. and Lydia C. Biddle. 

Biddle, Lucy ; — Married J. Reece Lewis; B. 4th month 13th, 

1856. 

Lucy Biddle Lewis;— B. 9th month 26th, 1861 ; M. Vib 
month 25th, 1884. 
Biddle, Wm. Canby, Jr. ;— B. 6th month 2nd, 1864. 



V Biddle, Robert, Jr. ;— B. 5th month 31st, 1867. 



Biddle, Caroline Cooper ;— -B. 3rd month 13th, 1871. 



Biddle, Lydia ;— B. 9th month 13th, 1873. 



Biddle, Clement Miller, Jr. ;— B. 8th month 22nd, 1876. 



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Frances C. and Clement A. Griscom. 

Grisjoni, John Act9n ; — B. 3rd month 31st, 18G3; D. Ttb 

month 15th, 1864. 
Griscom, Helen Biddle;— B. 10th month 9th, 1866. 



Gri?coni, Clement Acton ; — B. 6th month 20th, 1868. 
Griacom, Rodman Ellison ; — B. 10th month 21st, 1870. 
Griscom, Lloyd Carpenter ; — B. 11th month 4th, 1872. 
Griicom, Frances Canby ;— B. 4th month 19th, 1879. 



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Helen B. and George B. Thomas. 
Thomas, Frances Canby ; — B. 7th month 2nd, 1867. 



Thomas, Isaac Biddle ;— B. 6th month 26th, 1812. 



' • . Thomas, Rachel Miller ;— B. 4th month 21st, 1875. 



Mary B. and Howard 'Wood. 

Wood, Biddle;— B. 12th month 22nd, 1869. 



Wood, Helen Biddle;— B. 12th month 22nd, 1872. 






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Wood, Alan ;— B. 3rd month 1st, 1874. 
Wood, Howard;— B. 9th month 20th, 1876. 
Wood, Clement Biddle ;— B. 7th mouth 13th, 1878. 



Wood, Owen Biddle;— B. 3rd month 4th, 1880; D. 2nd 

month 26th, 1882. 
Wood, Rachel Biddle;— B. 1st month 29th, 1882. 



Wood, Marion Biddle ;—B. 8th month 13th, 1884. 



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Hannah B. and Charles Williams. 



Williams, William Biddle;— B. 10th month Uh, 1818. 



Williams, Frances Biddle;— B. 2nd month 17th, 1884. 



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Biddle, Edward Taggart ;— B. 4th month 9th, 1875. 

Biddle, WiUiam Canby ;— B. 9th month 11th, 1877. 



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i>:ddle, Ferris;— B. 7th month 31st, 1879; D. 5th month 7th, 

1880. 
l]:JJle, Howard;— B. 2u(l month 10th, 1882. 



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Francis C. and Sarah P. Biddle. 

r.iddlc, Lydia Pennock;— B. 9th month 16th, 1874. 



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Horace and Mary H. Smyth. 

Smyth, Elizabeth Ferris ;— B. 7th month 9th, 1866. 
Smyth, Percival Hanson ; — B. 2nd month 12th, 1868. 



Marriott and Clara L. Smyth. 

Smyth, Frances;— B. 12th month 22nd, 1878. 
Smyth, Marion ;— B. 7th month 9th, 1880. 



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jaiyth, Lindley ;— B. 3rd month 6th, 1882. 



Anna Canby and Nathaniel E. Janney. 

Jtnney, Wm. Canby ;— B. 3rd month 7th, 1880. 
Jtnney, Emily ;— B. 6th month 17th 1882. 



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