Matches 1851 to 1877 of 1877
|1851||ANTHONY WOODWARD was born in Derbyshire, England, either in 1651 or 1657, and died in Monmouth county N.J., in 1729. He is thought to have come to America about 1682, settling on Long Island. About 1686 he removed to Crosswicks, where 12-14-1686, he married Hannah, daughter of Thomas Foulkes, with whom he is thought to have been aquainted befor either family left England. A Quaker, a man of influence and substance, prominent in the activities of his day. also a member of the Assembly in 1704, and in 1708. Notes From "This Old Monmouth of Ours" by William S. Hornor. Woodward; There are in America five lines of famlies bearing this name, most of whom trace its origin to the Anglo-Saxon, WUDUWEARD, meaning wood-guard. The present writer is inclined to believe that the origin of the line under present consideration, which appears unconnected with any of the others, is rather to be sought in the Anglo-Saxon, WADWEARD, ford-guard, or, what is more probable, in the French, OUDARD. The family seems to have come to England in the 12th century, locating first in WARWICKSHIRE, were it is found in Rot. obl. et Fin. (A.D. 1200), under the form WAUDARD, and throwing out a shoot into the near-by county of Derby, from which shire came the American founder of this line. The name is in the the DOMES-DAY BOOK, both as tenant-in-chief and as under-tenant, under the form WADARD. It is not found in the list of those entered as holding lands in the time of EDWARD the CONFESSOR. A good idea of the conditions under which his immediate ancestors lived may be gained by reading, or re-reading, Sir Walters Scott's "Peveril of the Peak.||Anthony Woodward
|1852||(Research):John Woolman, and English gentleman and member of the Society of Friends, hearing from reports sent out from Fenwick's Colony, in West New Jersey, of the goodly land and promises of comfort, quiet and peacefulness, as well as the evidence of future records in the direction of increase in value of lands in the new colony decided to join his fortunes with his brethren in America. To this end he took ship in 1681, and on arriving at Burlington selected eight thousand acres of land extending from the Burlington river southward to the north branch of the Rancocas river, a distance of five miles, and including the present site of Mount Holly, where he fixed his home. Having thus secured a foothold and a position of prominence in the Friends Meeting, he looked across the Meeting House and among the comely Quakeresses he found Elizabeth, daughter of John and Ann Borton, a family of Friends who had come from Aynhoe Parish in Northamptonshire, England, and they were soon announcing in Meeting their intention of Marrying, which announcement, once repeated, ended in their marriage on the 10th month, 8th day, 1684. They had children including: Samuel, married Elizabeth, and they had daughter, Patience, born 10th month, 27th day, 1718, and she in turn selected as a husband Joseph Moore, of another prominent family of the meeting.||John Woolman
|1853||The Marriage Certificate of John Woolman on record in Friends' Book of Marriages in possession of Richard F. Mott, recorder and Clerk of Friends: Whereas there hath been an intention of marriage duly published at two several Monthly Meetings of ye people called Quakers in Burlington upon ye river Delaware in ye Province of West New Jersey in America Between John Woolman of Northampton River, husbandman and Elizabeth Bourton near ye same place also in Province aforesaid, inquiry being made no objection appearing, also ye consent of Parents being had ye Meeting gave their consent unto the same.|
Now these may certified ye truth unto all Conserned yet on ye day of ye date hereof in our sight and hearing and in our assembly of ye Lord's People ye said John Woolman did take and declare ye said Elizabeth Borton to be his wife, and ye said Elizabeth Borton did take and declare the said John Woolman to be her husband according to ye example of ye Lord's People recorded in ye Scripture of truth each of them consenting or promising to be loving, faithful and true in ye capacity as husband and wife ye tenure of their natural lives together. In witness thereof ye Parties themselves have first of all subscribed their names and we also as witnesses this eighth day of ye eighth month 1684. John Woolman Elizabeth Woolman
s Ann Jennings Jr
. Wm Peachee
|1854||The Woolman's came to the new world in 1678. They settled in West New Jersey and were prominent businessmen and substantial landholders by Quaker standards. Woolman, as was his father, was active in politics, business and religion. He achieved the knowledge of reading, surveying, accounting, medicine and the drawing of legal documents without the benefit of conventional schooling. Woolman's life was based on morals of love and conscience. At an early age, he learned the writings of God's word and amplified his interpretation of the Bible into his life. This strong belief in the scripture systematically led him into a life of trying to correct the evils of society. He used his belief in God to justify his defiance of the keeping of slaves. Woolman claimed it a sin to keep slaves; and insisted, "[t]he black men and women in bondage in America must be freed." Woolman believed all life precious and deserving of freedom.||John Woolman
|1855||History of Lee County, Iowa|
Woolman, John A., far, sec 14: P.O. Clay's Grove; owns 175 acres of land, valued at $ 40 per acre; he was born March 24, 1835, in Columbiana Co, OH; parents emigrated to Iowa in the spring of 1842, and located near Salem, in Henry Co, where his father died April 14, 1877, and mother Aug 19, 1877. Mr. Woolman married Elizabeth C. Baldwin May 24, 1864; she was born July 23, 1838, in Franklin Co, Ohio; her parents were Sylvanus and Minerva Brewster, who emigrated to Iowa in 1839; located near Burlington; came to this township in 1841, where her father died May 1 1850; have two adopted children - Anna E. and Charles W. Mr. Woolman is a member of the Friends Church, and Mrs. W. of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Republican.
|John Aronson Woolman
|1856||John Worrall, the lad who accompanied Bernhard Van Leer to Europe, is said to have been a son of Peter Worrall, of Marple, and that he graduated in Germany as a physician, returned to Delaware County, and settled in Upper Providence. In 1724 he married Hannah Taylor, and died while still a young man. His son, Dr. Thomas Worrall, was born in Upper Providence in 1732, and married Lydia Vernon, an aunt of Maj. Frederick and Capt. Job Vernon, who rendered good service to the American arms in the Revolution, and a sister of Gideon Vernon, who was conspicuous during that struggle for his loyalty to the English crown, and whose estates were confiscated by the authorities of Pennsylvania because of his warm espousal of the British cause. Dr. Thomas Worrall in his practice made use largely of our native herbs, as did many of the physicians in those days. He died in 1818, aged eighty-six years. Hon. William Worrall, of Ridley, has one of the medical works he frequently consulted in his practice, and in his handwriting on the fly-leaf, in faded ink, can easily be read: "Thomas Worrall's doctor book, God give him grace to in it look."||John Worrall
|1857||(Research):"Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD3M-6CN : accessed 18 December 2015), Zebulon Worrall in entry for Mary E. Worrall, 17 Mar 1919; citing Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, reference 1201; FHL microfilm 2,218,035.||Mary E. Worrall
|1858||Chester and its Vicinity, Delaware, Pennsylvania by Hohn Hill Martin, Esq. 1877 Pueblo public library|
"Dr. Thomas Worrall, a physician of considerable reputation about 1800, born in Upper Providence, in 1732, was a son of Dr. John Worrall, who also practiced in the county; He graduated at an European college and died young. Dr. Thomas Worrall, married Lydia Vernon, cousin of Major Frederick Vernon and Captain Job Vernon of Revolutionary fame, and of Gideon, who took sides with the British, and whose property was confiscated as a traitor. Dr. Thomas Worrell, was reputed quite skilled in native herbs."
He was named in the Will of his father-in-law Jonathan Vernon dated Apr. 24 1785 and proved Aug. 31 1785 in North Providence, Chester, Pennsylvania
|1859||442 - HISTORY OF MORGAN COUNTY, OHIO.|
Zebulon Worrall was born in Pennsylvania in 1797. He learned the tailor's trade in Philadelphia, and when a young man emigrated to Jefferson County, Ohio. There he married Martha Ratcliff :and remained until 1837; then with quite a large family of children moved to what is now Morgan County, settling on a piece of land in Marion Township, adjoining the village of Chester Hill. He settled in an almost unbroken forest and cleared and improved his land. After a few years he engaged in the raising of fruit trees. This business he followed many years, introducing into Morgan and adjacent counties many choice varieties of fruit. Thousands of trees now bearing fruit stand as monuments to his industry and enterprise. Mr. Worrall died in 1866.
|1860||From THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY, by Futhey and Cope (1881); pg. 773 WORRELL, or WORRALL, Richard, emigrated from Oare, Berkshire, England, in 1682, and arrived at Philadelphia a short time before the proprietary. He served as a juror in the last court held for upland County, but it does not appear that he settled within the bounds of Chester county. He was a Friend, and had suffered some persecution on account of his religion as early as 1670. John Worrall was a Friend, and came from the same place as the next above. They both presented their certificates at the same time, and to the same meeting in Philadelphia, and were doubtless relatives. John removed to Chester, or the neighborhood of that place, where, in the early part of 1684, he was married to Frances, the widow of Thomas Taylor, after which he settled in Middletown. In 1695 he was a resident of Edgmont, where he continued to reside till the time of his decease, in 1742, when he had attained the age of eighty-four years. His wife, Frances, died in 1712, and in 1714 he married Sarah, the daughter of Thomas Goodwin, of Edgmont. It is not known that John Worrall had any children by his first wife except a son named John, b. 7,26,1685, who died young. By his second wife he had seven children, viz.: Elizabeth, b. 1,29,1715; Mary, b. 4,27,1717; John, b. 8,26,1719; Peter, b. 8,26,1719; Sarah, b. 7,19,1722; Thomas, b. 9,21,1724; Thomas, b. 5,29,1728. Sarah (Goodwin) Worrall was recommended as a minister later by Chester Monthly Meeting, 12,24,1723/4, and afterwards paid a religious visit to Great Britain in company with Elizabeth Ashbridge. It is supposed that the name Worrall, or Worrell, was originally Warel, and that those bearing it are descended from Sir Hubert de Warel, who lost three sons at the battle of Hastings, the town at which William the Conqueror first landed. John Worrall, with his wife, Mary, and family settled very early in Marple township. It has been supposed that he was a son or Richard Worrell, who settled in Philadelphia, but this is uncertain. His wife was a sister of Harry Lewis of Radnor. He died in 1716, leaving six children, viz.: John, Peter, Joshua, Henry, Mary, and Hannah. His widow married John Bromfield of Whiteland. William Penn, by deeds of lease and release, March 21 and 22, 1681, conveyed 500 acres of land in Pennsylvania to Peter Worrall, of Crude-lanes, in the county of Chester, England, and Joshua Worrall, of Newton, in the same county, tanners. The release is in possession of Thomas J. Worrall, Esq., late city solicitor of Philadelphia, but he is unable to trace his descent from the grantees. Peter Worrall, of Marple, tanner, conveyed, 10,11,1699, to his son Peter, of the same place, 150 acres in Marple, part of the above 500 acres. This second Peter died about 1749, "being aged," leaving children,--John, m. 4,20,1723, to Hannah Taylor; Jonathan, m. 7,21,1727, to Mary Taylor; James m. 5,24,1735, to Hannah Calvert; Joseph, Peter, Mary (Moore), and Patience (Powell). William Worrall, born 11,29,1730, died 12,23,1826, son of Jonathan and Mary, married, 5,3,1759, Phebe Grubb, born 1,18,1732/3, died 3,15,1800, daughter of Nathaniel and Ann Grubb, of Willistown, and settled in Ridley township. Their children were Seth, b. 12,28,1761, d. 9,4,1765; Mary, b. 10,17,1766, d. 7,17,1790, m. Nathaniel Newlin; Nathaniel, b. 8,14,1769, d. January 1836, m. Mary Paul; Ann, b. 11,17,1771, d. 11,7,1836, m. Joseph R. Downing of Downingtown.||Richard Worrell
|1861||Price, Fifth month 17, 1898, at the residence of her daughter, Mary Honor Conard, Ann W. Price, aged 73 years and 22 days.|
Thus closed a life of long and honorable service. Ann Wright was born and reared in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and removed to Baltimore County, Maryland, on her marriage to Moses D. Price. They later lived in Harford County, from which place they came to Muscatine County, Iowa, and from there to Ida County in 1878. Since the death of her husband in 1881, her home has been with her children of whom three survive: Martha P. Jarrett, Harford County, Maryland; Dillon Price, Pasadena, California; Mary H. Conard, Ida Grove, Iowa.
In Ida County, Mother Price was isolated from Friends, but maintained the habit and spirit of her people, and was known as a faithful adherent of the Society of Friends. Her influence was sweet, like "ointment poured forth." Those allied with various churches remember her sweet spirit and calm frame. Her closing years left no wound in the feeling of her friends, and many a blessed memory remains. Occassional visits of travelling ministers of her own faith greatly refreshed and comforted her, and she came to her close with full resignation, indicative of the prepared state. Her funeral was largely attended, and was conducted after the manner of Friends, according to her wish. C. Blakely, a Methodist minister, adding much comfort by the remarks he was moved to make, and two others testified to the good advice she had often given in the hour of need.
"Friends' Intellingencer and Journal" Philadelphia, Sixth month 25, 1898
Juanita Conard Larson
|Ann W. Wright
|1862||(Research):«b»The Quakers at "Monoquesey"«/b»|
«b»Excerpts from "Pioneers of Old Monocacy:
The Early Settlement of Frederick Co., Maryland 1721-1743
«/b»by Grace L. Tracey and John P. Dern, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987
The beginnings of a small Quaker settlement in the area near today's Buckeystown paved the way for the organization of the first religious establishment in western Maryland. The resulting "Monquesey Meeting" of the Society of Friends thus preceded the churches organized by the far more numerous German Lutherans and Reformed, as well as the Established Church of England.
The earliest of these settlers, Henry and Josiah Ballenger, were sons of Henry Ballenger, Sr. of Burlington, New Jersey. They came to Maryland sometime before November 4, 1725 when Josiah Ballenger had his first land surveyed. His tract, which he called "Josiah," was located on the Monocacy River northeast of present-day Buckeystown, some five miles south of today's city of Frederick. It was surveyed in the same month as were John van Metre's "Meadow" and Thomas Bordley's "Rocky Creek." The latter, in fact, made reference to its beginning point as "a mile above the plantation of Henry Ballenger."
Also living in this settlement, eventually (on March 23, 1734) renting land on "Carrollton," was the beloved Quaker leader James Wright, whose daughters Hannah and Mary Wright were to marry, respectively, Henry Ballenger in 1726 and Josiah Ballenger in 1727.
James Wright's other children became active participants in the Monocacy Quaker community. James Wright, Jr. and his wife Lucy, continued their association with the Meeting until the 1750s when they moved with their children to Virginia. Most of their children -- Ralph, Elizabeth, James, Ann Susanna, Boyater (no doubt Bowater!-JR) and Micajah -- were born at Monocacy. John Wright and his wife Rachel Wells, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Wells of "Boyling Springs," were overseers of the Monocacy Meeting in 1745, though afterwards with their children -- William, Mary, Joseph, Margaret, Charity, Rachel and John Wright, Jr. -- they moved on to North Carolina. Martha Wright Mendenhall became an able Quaker leader and died in Martinsburg, (West) Virginia in 1794 at the age of 82. Elizabeth Wright married George Matthews, son of Oliver Matthews. Oliver Wright moved to what is now Hampstead in Carroll Co. and Sarah, Lydia and Ann Wright, though apparently born in the Monocacy area, left for Virginia with their parents while they were still children.
Henry Ballenger appeared in the Court records of 1732, being paid a bounty for the heads of three wolves. He was an overseer of roads, appointed by the Courts of 1735, 1742, 1743 and 1747. In March 1749 he contracted with the Court to keep a ferry over the Middle Ford of the Monocacy, where State Route 28 now crosses the River. With his wife, Hannah Wright, he lived a short distance north of his brother Josiah on a tract called "Henry." Though named for him, the land had been patented to John Radford in Late 1724, a year before Josiah got his land. "Henry" straddled a rather sizable creek which empties into the Monocacy midway between today's Frederick and Buckeystown. With its many branches the creek drains a sizable area southwest of Frederick. About a quarter mile from its mount Henry Ballenger built his mill, the first of record in the area which is now Frederick County. Not surprisingly, therefore, the creek was known initially as Mill Branch, although it is now called Ballenger Creek. By both names it was frequently referred to in old road records. Henry Ballenger leased the land "Henry" until he could purchase it from John Radford on May 1, 1748. He had, however, surveyed for himself in 1743 an adjoining parcel which he called "Mill Lot". This he sold to Mary Fout in 1748. Of Henry Ballenger's children -- Rachel, Mary, William, Henry Jr., Hannah, Rebecca, Moses, Martha and John Ballenger, all born at Monocacy -- only William, who married Cassandra Plummer, remained in the area.
Meredith Davis, originally from Wales, was destined to become a mainstay of the Monocacy Quaker community. His wife Ursula Burgess, was the daughter of Charles Burgess and granddaughter of Colonel William Burgess who supported early Quakerism in Maryland. In 1726 Davis had 450 acres surveyed at the mouth of the Monocacy River. He called the tract "Meredith's Hunting Quarter" and here, twelve years later, he was appointed by the Prince George's County Court to keep a ferry across the Monocacy "next to his land at the mouth of the river." Seemingly he and his wife maintained a residence both here and on "Westfailure" in lower Prince George's County. On April 10, 1728 he had "Welch's Tract" surveyed beside the Monocacy. Early County Court records indicate that Meredith Davis and Thomas Griffith were the chief rangers for upper Prince George's County. In 1731 Davis became more closely associated with the "Monocacy Quakers" when on March 27th he had "Good Luck" surveyed as 400 acres next to Ballenger's "Josiah." Its first line was on the 17th line of Carrollton." Eight years later he surveyed 67 acres as "Friend's Good Will," also an adjoining parcel.
In 1726 the New Garden Monthly Meeting, which had been established at Chester, Pennsylvania some eight years earlier, gave permission to the Quakers settled along the Monocacy River "to hold religious services on first days in the home of Josiah Ballenger, the Meeting to be called Monoquesey." This authorization that the services be held at Josiah Ballenger's and a reference to the Quaker Meeting House being "near Josiah Ballenger's" led historians for long years to believe that the Meeting House had actually been located on the land "Josiah." The research of Millard M. Rice has shown this to be in error, for on April 27, 1739 Meredith Davis transferred five acres of his "Good Luck" to William Matthews and Henry Ballenger as trustees of the Monocacy Meeting "to build thereon one or more house or houses for a Meeting Place for.... the People called Quakers." He may have made this grant after actual construction of the Meeting House had begun, for in late 1738 Allen Farquhar on "Dulany's Lot" was asking in his will that he be buried at the "new Meeting House" and we know of no other in this region at that time. Known as the Cold Spring Meeting House of Monoquesey," the building seems to have predated by at least four years Frederick County's first Lutheran log church, which was constructed in 1742 or 1743. The Quaker building was mentioned in a petition to the March 1745 Prince George's County Court from the "back inhabitants"" who sought a road from Isaac Leonard's to the mouth "of Minoccoccee," to run "from the main road above Isaac Leonard's along by Ballets Fout's so as to come into the main Minoccaccee Road by the Quaker Meeting House."
Growth of the Maryland Quaker community was slow compared to the rapid influx of Quakers across the Potomac in Virginia. When Jeremiah Brown, William Kirk, Joseph England and John Churchman visited the Friends in 1734, they reported "that those Friends residing at Monoquacy and Oppeckon and thereabouts have and keep a Monthly Meeting for discipline amongst them and that it go under the name as they call it, Hopewell..." Although the Monocacy Quakers established religious services prior to those of the Quakers in Virginia, by 1735 there were so many more Quakers in Virginia than at Monocacy that Virginia's Hopewell was made the business meeting for the combined area.
Between 1736 and 1739, Josiah Ballenger with his wife Mary and children Josiah, Jr., Sarah and James, together with his father-in-law James Wright, joined the Quaker movement to Virginia (note from JR: above paragraphs say James Wright didn't leave until the 1750s). His brother Henry Ballenger remained. So also did Meredith Davis who on December 1, 1739 for thirty pounds purchased "Josiah, the houses, yards, gardens, orchards, Fences and Wood." A few months earlier, on September 11th, Davis had leased his "Good Luck" to William Matthews, although its designation as the Davis Mill near present-day Buckeystown remained. Catastrophe struck, however, and in 1741 Davis had to have his land resurveyed and repatented to include additional land replacing that which was washed away by the Monocacy River. Illustrative of the inexactitudes of early surveying was the further Resurvey made by Thomas Cresap on November 21, 1745. He found that 6 acres of "Good Luck" lay foul on "Josiah," 80 more acres were on an elder survey called "Carlton" ("Carrollton") belonging to Charles Carroll, 10 acres of "Friends Good Will" were on "Josiah" and 78 additional neighboring acres could be incorporated in the whole Resurvey, which then would total 649 acres.
In 1742 Meredith Davis signed the petition to divide Prince George's County. After his wife Ursula died, Meredith Davis married Ann Belt, widow of Thomas Claggett. They transferred to John Darnall on June 29, 1751 for 124 pounds 160 acres of "Good Luck." This represented acreage on the west side of the "Great Road that leads from the mouth of Monocacy to Frederick Town." The deed expressly omitted five acres, "Where the Quaker Meeting House now stands and already conveyed by the said Meredith Davis for the use of the said Meeting."
Meredith and Ursula Davis had four children, but their two daughters died at an early age. Their sons Meredith Davis, Jr. and Charles made their homes along the Monocacy, although for a short period about 1745 Charles lived between today's Jefferson and Feagaville near what is now US. Highway 340. Charles Davis' daughter Ann married William Richardson, who died in 1755, and, as her second husband, Israel Thompson. Meredith Davis, Jr. married his step-sister Sarah Claggett, daughter of Thomas Claggett and Ann Belt, and together they had four children: Thomas and Ursula Davis, both born at Monocacy where they died unmarried in the 1790s, Richard Davis who died as an infant and Ignatius Davis (1759-1828). The latter had another resurvey made on the Davis land on April 13, 1798. He named it "Mount Hope," the name by which the property is still known at Buckeystown today. Ignatius lived on "Mount Hope" for many years and operated the Davis Mill near Buckeystown. He was married four times and was the father of about twenty-three children. One of these was Catherine Lackland Davis, who married Dr. Albert Richie.
George Williams, a Welsh Quaker who signed the 1742 petition to divide Prince George's Parish, had no land surveyed or patented in the Frederick County area. He may even have lived a little south of Monocacy Quakers when his son Richard Williams was born in their area in 1726. The records of the New Garden Meeting of North Carolina on December 11, 1746 reported the marriage of Richard Williams and Prudence Beals, daughter of John Beals," of Monoquosy, Prince George's County in Maryland or Virginia."
Geographically, John Beall was also not living in the Quaker area, but his religious association linked him there. Not to be confused with the Beall Family of southern Maryland, he was a Pennsylvania Quaker, the son of Robert (??-JTR) Beall, and lived on the west side of Catoctin Creek, along the Potomac. His land "Chance" was surveyed on January 12, 1732/33. It was probably his son Thomas Beall who married Sarah Ancrum. The list of witnesses to thismarriage is especially interesting for its identification of a number of the Quakers from Monocacy: Oliver, Thomas, Mary and Elizabeth Matthews, Francis Henley, Amos Jenny (Janney), Evan Thomas, John Wright, Sarah Beals, Hannah Ballenger, Susanna Moon and Mary Tannyhill.
In the 1733 list of taxables in Monocosie Hundred appeared the names of Chidley, William and George Matthews. Chidley Matthews had one year earlier witnessed the will of Joseph Matthews. Chidley Matthews had one year earlier witnessed the will of Joseph Hedges and in November 1736 was appointed Constable by the Prince George's County Court. He lived in the present Braddock area in the forks of U.S. Highways 40 and 40-Alternate, but seemingly owned no land of beginning was on "the westernmost draft of Carroll's Creek near the foot of Catocktin Mountain." In October 1742 he signed the petition for division of Prince George's Parish, which led to the formation of All Saints' Parish. Chidley Matthews died in 1762 and was survived by his wife Mary and children Mary, Samuel and John Matthews. His connection, if any, to the Quaker Settlement is unknown.
George and William Matthews leased land on "Carrollton" on the same day, March 25, 1734, as did James Wright, whose daughter Elizabeth had married George Matthews sometime before 1731. In the latter year a son Oliver Matthews was born to them. George Matthews represented the Monocacy Quakers at the Chester, Pennsylvania Quarterly Meeting in 1737, 1739 and 1740. He had his own "Good Luck" surveyed on May 27, 1741, located about five miles west of the Quaker nucleus. In 1746 this was enlarged by a resurvey, and in early 1749 George Matthews conveyed 100 acres of it to Charles Davis. In 1755 the remaining 212 acres, with a beginning point on Ballenger Creek, went to Daniel Bailey.
William Matthews and Henry Ballenger were serving as trustees for the Monocacy Quakers when on April 27, 1739 Meredith Davis, Sr. deeded them the five acres of his "Good Luck" for the construction of the Quaker Meeting House. But William Matthews did not long survive. He wrote his will on November 12, 1739, mentioning a daughter-in-law Sarah Ancrum and naming children Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah and William Matthews, Jr. To these children he gave personal property. His land in Calvert County was to be sold to pay debts, and his wife Mary was named as executrix. Henry Ballenger and George Matthews were to be overseers of his estate. It was probably his son William Matthews who had "Widow's Rest" surveyed on October 27, 1746 with its beginning point "about a mile west of Isaac Well's Plantation." In 1755 this land was in the possession of Francis Cost
Thomas Matthews had "Matthews' Lot" surveyed on October 21, 1741, two and a quarter miles west of "Josiah." Its 100 acres were located where "the elder tract of Mr. Carroll's occasions the irregularity." In 1764 this land was the property of James Dickson, who conveyed it to his father-in-law John Darnall.
Oliver Matthews "of Monocquacy" is mentioned in early Quaker records. He was the son of Thomas Matthews of Baltimore County, who gave him land near present-day Mountville southeast of Jefferson. On February 9, 1749 he had "Chestnut Valley" survyyeyed for himself, 25 acres beginning "on the north side of a head of a spring of the north fork of Tuscarora Creek that descends into Potowmack River."
Joseph Wells and his wife Margaret came from Chester County in Pennsylvania, settling on "Boyling Springs," a 40-acre tract which had been surveyed on June 12, 1743. Its beginning point was also "on a north side branch of the Tuscarora." This land was later conveyed to Baltis Fout. Both Joseph and Isaac Wells signed the October petition seeking to carve All Saints' Parish out of Prince George's Parish. Earlier in 1742 Isaac Wells had been appointed overseer of the road from Monocacy "to Shenandoah," and the November Court of 1743 made him Constable of Monocacy Hundred. On October 27, 1741, Isaac Wells had purchased "Lowland" from Daniel Johnson Low of Prince William County, Virginia, who had had the parcel surveyed for himself on October 15, 1739. Low was apparently a nephew of Thomas Cresap's wife and the grandson of Frances Johnson, wife of Miles Foy. Cresap himself was one of the witnesses to the 1741 transaction.
In 1744 Cresap surveyed "Children's Chance" to the south and west of "Lowland" for Isaac Wells. And on October 27, 1746 "Wells Invention," a 92-acre parcel located east of the other two, was also surveyed for Isaac Wells. Wells had omitted paying caution money, and following his early death in 1747 this last parcel went to John Cholmondley for whom it became the basis for a huge Resurvey of 2,017 acres. Cholmondley died, but willed the land to Robert Lamar, Jr., to whom it was patented on August 10, 1753. "Lowland" passed through several hands to Mrs. Eleanor Medley for whom Leonard Smith in 1774 divided it into town lots to form New Town, the forerunner of today's town of Jefferson. "Children's Chance" was sold by Samuel Wells, brother of Isaac, in two parts, a northern 48 acres to Elias DeLashmutt, Jr. on May 21, 1763, and the remaining 177 acres to the south to Elias DeLashmutt, Sr. on November 8, 1764.
Although Pennsylvania had been created initially as a haven for Quakers, the arrival of numerous immigrants with other religious beliefs provided in time such a shift in emphasis that many Quakers felt compelled to move elsewhere. In the year 1730 the Quaker leaders Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan appeared before the Governor and Council of Virginia and from them received a grant of 100,000 acres on the Opequon River in Frederick County, Virginia. This encouraged the move of many Quakers who followed them to back Virginia country. Because these people moved through the Monocacy area of Maryland it may prove interesting to list some who were named in the Virginia State Land Office records.
Thomas Curtis and his wife Mary Bryan, daughter of Morgan Bryan, came from Pennsylvania into today's Berkeley County, West Virginia. Isaac Perkins, likewise from Pennsylvania, became a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and a friend of Lord Fairfax. He devoted his life to the Society of Friends. Thomas Anderson built one of the first mills on Mill Creek in Virginia. John Mills, Sr. described himself in 1743 as a farmer from Prince George's County, Maryland; his son John Mills, Jr. was a cordwainer. John Richards was born in England, was taxed in Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1720-1726 and then moved to Virginia, joining the Hopewell Quakers. Cornelius Cockerine likewise owned property in Chester County, then moved to the mouth of the Opequon. William Hogg was a taxable in East Nottingham Township of Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1718 to 1730 and appeared in the Hopewell Minutes sometimes as Hoge, sometimes as Hogue. John Littler was a business partner of James Wright. He kept a tavern in Chester County, Pennsylvania,, 1729-1730, where his records in 1731 show "he is going away." His daughter married Alexander Ross. Thomas Branson in his will of November 21, 1744 identified himself as from Burlington County, New Jersey. He devised his land "on Shannandow River" to his sons who were then living on it. Evan Thomas was a Quaker minister who came from Wales in 1719. His son Evan Thomas, Jr. married the daughter of Alexander Rodd. Abraham Hollingsworth according to the Minutes of the Nottingham (Pennsylvania) Monthly meeting in 1729 was "under dealings and absent from home." Family tradition claims he paid first "a cow, a calf and a piece of red cloth to the Shawnee Indians for his land." But on November 23, 1732 he received a survey for 582 acres "within the limits of an order of Council granted to Alexander Ross." John Willson, Nathaniel Thomas, John Haitt, Jr., John Peteate, George Robinson, Robert Luna, Luke Emelen, Francis Pincher, John Frost, George Hobson and John Calvert were other Quakers who moved through Maryland to Pennsylvania.
Richard Beeson and his family moved from Chester County Pennsylvania in 1735 to settle on a branch of the Opequon near today's Martinsburg, West Virginia. Quaker religious services were held in their home until the Providence Meeting House was built.
Closer even than these Quakers was Amos Janney from Bucks County in Pennsylvania, who in 1733 settled about ten miles south of the Potomac River near today's Waterford in Loudoun County Virginia. Quaker services were held in his home until 1741, when the Fairfax Meeting House was built nearby. the route between Waterford and today's Buckeystown area was traveled frequently.
In contrast to the growth of Quakerism in Virginia, conditions in the Monocacy area seemed to ebb. On June 28, 1759, the Monocacy Meeting House burned. It was rebuilt by November 29th of the same year, but for reasons not recorded, the Monocacy Friends refused to meet in the new house and on April 28, 1764 the Monocacy Meeting was abandoned. In 1751 Henry Ballenger sold his property to Quaker Richard Richardson and moved to North Carolina. Richardson's descendants lived in the Buckeystown area for many years, but organized Quakerism there was at an end.
The five-acre Monocacy Quaker Meeting House site survived until 1805 and the burial ground somewhat longer. In 1792 an attempt was made to reestablish title to the Quaker land. Daniel Ballenger of Frederick County and William Matthews of York County, Pennsylvania, as descendants of the two 1739 trustees who had received the five acres from Meredith Davis, deeded the land to Ignatius Davis. But a provision in the latter deed called for Davis to deed back to these trustees a quarter acre described as Friends Burying Ground. He did so, also in 1805, in a conveyance of 30.25 square perches (0.189 acre) part of a tract called "Good Luck," to Asa Moore of Loudoun County, Virginia, William Stabler of Montgomery County, Maryland, and William Wood of Frederick County, to be held in trust "for the Religious Society of People called Quakers... with power to continue as a burial ground.... with leave to pass to and from the same, repair and keep up forever the enclosures thereof..." Subsequent deeds, one as late as 1844, continued to refer to the five acres originally belonging to the Society of Friends and the Quaker graveyard and nearby Quaker spring.
In 1753 a new Quaker group developed. Less than five miles away, the Quakers who had settled on Bush Creek were given permission to hold meetings on first days at the home of Thomas Plummer. Their first Meeting House was built in 1757. In 1756 a third group, called the Pipe Creek Meeting, was organized in the area where Union Bridge in Carroll County now stands. William Farquhar was instrumental in helping to establish that Meeting and in uniting it officially in 1775 with what was left of the Monocacy Meeting. He was the son of Allen Farquhar who in his 1738 will had made reference to the then new Monocacy Meeting House. A resident on Dulany's Lot," the elder Farquhar had earlier purchased "Kilfadda" in the Pipe Creek area from John Tredane, and here his sons William and Allen, Jr. had continued to live.
|1863||Tradition says that there were five Wright brothers that settled on the Eastern Shore of Maryland during the Colonial period as professed by several aged persons in THE WRIGHT ANCESTRY by Capt. Charles W. Wright, 1907. Two other brothers also settled in Baltimore Co, Maryland according to one of these ancients. I think this tradition has become confused by one generation. Family tradition was also presented at a Wright family reunion held September 13, 1908 northwest of Russiaville, Howard Co., Indiana on J.P. Wright's farm. The transcription was several times removed from the original related family history from the reunion. According to it there were 5 Wrights all living in Newberry, SC who were Quakers of Jewish descent. (It is an interesting clue, but needs researched as I have not heard or seen this identified before.) It eludes to the fact that they are related, but does not state they were brothers. Their names were John, Joseph, William, Thomas and Isaac. Note that all of these, except William, are the likely sons of this James. The five or seven brothers tradition is possibly not from the first generation as often printed, but from James's children's generation instead. (C-945: Transcription provided by Julia Henry, a descendant)|
A William and a James Wright were brothers that settled in Dorchester Co., MD about 1682. They emigrated on the "Bristol Factor" in that same year. They supposedly immigrated from Bristol, England with one of William Penn's colonies. Brother William died in Dorchester before June 5, 1686. He had a son, Roger, who lived in Dorchester and had several children including sons named Levin, William and James. The James Wright who came over with his brother William in 1682, might be our James.
However, James' father according to Don Wright in the "Footprints Database" believes his father to be John Wright of Pennsylvania. They lived above Noris Ford on the Marshyhope Creek. This area later became a part of Caroline Co., Maryland.
The two brothers were known as Nicholite or Quaker Wrights because of their strict religious sect. The births of James and Mary Wright are recorded with the Nicolite Births (Quaker Record Abstracts) in the Hall of Records at Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD. Their particular group was known as the "Northwest-Fork River Nicholite Friends."
Naomie Wright is supposed to have been a sister to the above brothers. She lived in Sussex Co., Delaware and married Joseph Atkins shortly after their 2nd declaration of intention to marry on Mar. 30, 1699.
The above information is believed to all pertain to our James Wright that moved extensively in his middle to later years. What is known about our James Wright, father of John and grandfather of Charity Wright Cook, is that he lived in East Nottingham, Chester Co. Pennsylvania between 1716 and 1726. He purchased land in East Nottingham on Jan. 12, 1715/16. He was taxed in Chester County from 1718-1726. His children's births are recorded in the New Garden MM, PA records. He was a farmer and both he and his wife were Quaker ministers and traveled throughout the Chester County region in that capacity from 1718-1726. He witnessed the will of Aaron Coppock (also a direct ancestor of mine) of Nottingham on 10/3/1726. Chester County at that time covered a large area in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. This Nottingham settlement, due to boundary changes, later was a part of Cecil Co., MD.
He and his family joined the migration along the Monocacy River to Monocacy, Maryland to help found that Quaker settlement about 1727. At that time the settlement was in North Prince Georges Co., MD and is now in Frederick Co., MD, again due to boundary changes.
In 1734, James and Mary moved with Alexander Ross, Josiah Ballinger and at least a few of their children to found the Hopewell Quaker Settlement near Winchester, VA. It was also known as the Ross-Bryan Settlement as these two gentlemen deeded 70 families there by 1735. This settlement was in Spotsylvania Co., VA prior to 1734 at which point it became part of Orange Co., VA. In 1738 it was in Frederick Co., VA also. James served as one the Hopewell meeting's first elders.
The Wrights jointly purchased 438 acres of land on the "Apple Pie" ridge about five miles north of Winchester, Virginia with John Littler. Here is a transcription of this deed as provided by Lewis Wright: LAND PATENT FOR JOHN LITLER AND JAMES WRIGHT 12 NOVEMBER 1735 GEORGE the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith TO ALL whom these Presents shall come Greetings KNOW YE that for diverse good Causes and Considerations but more especially for the consideration mentioned in an order of our Lieut. Governor and Council of our Colony Dominion of Virginia bearing date the three and twentieth day of April one thousand seven hundred and thirty five granting leave to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan to survey in such manner as they should think fit for One thousand acres of land for each family of seventy families by them brought into our said Colony and settled upon the Lands in the said order mentioned and to Sue out Patents for the same. WE HAVE given Grants and Confirmed and by their Presents for us our Heirs and Successors do give Grant and Confirm unto John Litler and James Wright one Certain tract or Parcel of land containing four hundred and thirty eight acres lying and being about a mile to the south west of Giles Chapmans and Samuel Bonds and provided As followeth to with BEGINNING At a Hiccory on a hill and then running thence South Forty Degrees West eighty Poles to a Hiccory Gum and white Oak thence North forty Degrees East two hundred and twenty three Poles to a white Oak thence North fifty Degrees West thirty five Poles to a white Oak Thence North forty Degrees East one hundred fifty two Poles to a white Oak on a Knole Thence North fifty Degrees West one hundred and seventy? two Poles to a white Oak thence North eighty Degrees West ninety one Poles to a white Oak Saplin. Thence South forty Degrees West two hundred and forty six Poles to a red Oak by a Rock thence South sixty two Degrees East one hundred and forty two Poles to the first station. WITH ALL Woods under woods Swamps Marshes low grounds Meadows Fooding? and his due share of all Mines and Quarries as discovered as not discovered within the Grounds and being part of the said Quantity of four hundred thirty eight acres of Sand and the River Waters and Water Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fouling and all other Profit Commodities and Hereditaments1 whatever to the same or any Part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaning. TO HAVE HOLD and Enjoy the said tract or Parcel of Land and all other before Granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto this John Litler and James Wright and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever To the only use and behalf of him the said John Litler & James Wright their Heirs and assigns forever TO BE HELD of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common Soccage2 and not in Capite3 or by Knights Service YIELDING & PAYING unto us our Heirs and Successors for every fifty acres of Lands or proportionally for a lessor or greater Quantity than fifty Acres the fee rent of one Shilling Yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michel the Arch Angel and also Cultivating and Improving three Acres Part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned within three years after the date of these Presents PROVIDED always that if three years of the said Fee Rent that at any time be in Arrears and Unpaid or if the said John Litler and James Wright their Heirs or assigns do not Within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents Cultivate and Improve three Acres part of every Fifty of the Tract above mentioned then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly Determined and there after it shall and may be lawful to and for our Heirs and Successors to Grant the same Lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other Person or Persons as we our Heirs & Successors shall think fit. IN WITNESS where we have caused these our Sellers Patent to be made WITNESS our truly and well beloved WILLIAM GOOCH Esq. our Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the twelfth day of November one thousand seven hundred and thirty five In the ninth year of our Reign. William Gooch (E)
During the French and Indian Wars they and other Quaker families sustained great losses and were driven from their homes back to more settled districts. As they were "unable to labour for a Livelihood", the Philadelphia Meeting sent money to the Hopewell meeting to be used for the "relief of our aged Friends, James Wright and his Wife."
James witnessed the will of Josiah Ballinger in 1748. He and Mary witnessed the will of John Nicklin Oct. 10, 1750 along with Sarah Pickering. Mary wrote her will on May 8, 1763 that was proved Mar. 1764. In it she names her sons, Thomas, James, Isaac and John; daughters, Mary Hannah, Martha, Elizabeth, Ann, Sarah Pickering, and Lidia; and grandson Thomas Wright, son of Thomas and Esther Wright. Her husband James, had passed away prior to her will.
The Quaker Biography Collection by Willard Heiss states this about James Wright, "An elder of Hopewell Monthly meeting, was one of the first settlers in that part of Virginia. He was a sober, honest man, grave in manners, and solid and weighty in his conversation. He was diligent in the attendance of his religious meetings, exemplary in humble waiting therein, and of a sound mind and judgement. He was cautious of giving just offence to any one, and was earnestly concerned for the unity of the brethren, and the peace of the church. He appeared ... for some time before his last illness, as one who had finished his day's work, and who was waiting for his change."
The Last Will and Testament of James Wright is as follows. "I, James Wright of Opeckan in the county of Frederick and colony of Virginia being aged, but of a sound and well diposing mind and memory do make this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and disanulling all other wills that have heretofore been made or done by me. First, my will is that my body be decently buried and all my just debt and funeral charges I leave to be defrayed at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter mentioned. Secondly, I give bequeath and demise unto my son Thomas Wright the land plantation wheron I now dwell with all the buildings and improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging the which I bequeath and demise to the proper use and behoff of him, his heirs and assigns forever, it being 194 acres of patent land and he to be in full possession therof during his natural life. I also give and bequeath unto my wife all my goods and chattels and all my personal estate wither for a comfortable maintenance during her life or else to dispose among her children as in discretion she shall think fit or when and where she shall think fit only paying to our ten children each of them five shillings Virginia currency viz: John, James, Isaac, Lydia Wright, Mary Ballinger, Hannah Ballinger, Martha Mendenhall, Elizabeth Matthews, Ann McCool, and Sarah Pickering. Lastly, I ordain and constitute my loving and well beloved wife, Mary Wright, sole executrix of this my last will and testament witness my hand and seal, dated Opeckan aforesaid this 14th day of this 8th month, October, 1751. Signed: James Wright Be it further remembered that I would have no appraisement upon my goods. Be it further remembered that there is 160 acres of land lately surveyed at the south side of the above said tract 60 whereof I add to the side tract lying along the said land the which I demise as above to my son Thomas Wright, this before sealing acknowledgement. In the other 100 acres I leave to my wife's disposal after my decease as also the 300 acres lately surveyed lying by Thomas Thornburgh, upon Middle Creek. Signed: J. Wright I would have no appraisement upon my goods, witness my hand and seal this 30th day of April, 1753. Signed, sealed, testified and declared to be the last will and testament of James Wright in the presence of testis: Evan Rogers, James Ballinger, Sarah Rogers. (This was proved in Frederick Co., VA on Mar. 1, 1760. It was presented by the executrix, wife, Mary Wright)
As to James' parentage, a book referred to as the Wright Briscoe Pioneers believed James' father to be one of three brothers, Joshua, Thomas or Samuel who came from Yorkshire, England to New Jersey in 1677. Another source listed as Hollingsworth says he is the son of James and Susannah Wright with no sources given. Another felt that James' father was probably John Wright and his mother's name could have been Rachel. A John Dulling gives Jame's father as John Wright, from Howden, East Riding Yorkshire, England who was the sixth child of Robert Wright and Alice Lawtie. As you can tell, there are many theories on his parentage. The one presented in this genealogy has simply been repeated in a couple second hand sources and is still a theory also.
|1864||The following is taken from "Early Settlement of Friends in the Miami Valley" by Luke Smith Mote....was written about the family of John and Rachel Wright, their two daughters, Susanna (Wright) Hollingsworth and Charity (Wright) Cook. Susanna Hollingsworth was the wife of Isaac Hollingsworth, one of the early settlers, and a younger sister of Charity Cook, both ministers of the gospel well known in early times here, and were acknowledged as such by Bush River meeting, years previous to their coming north. They were the daughters of John and Rachel Wright, of the afore-named place, Newberry County South Carolina. They were of a family of sixteen children born to the above named parents, all of whom attained mature age, were married and settled in life, and to whom common names only were given (seven sons and nine daughters), namely: Mary (Brooks); Charity (Cook); Margaret (Hollingsworth); Joseph; William; John; James; Hannah (Farmer); Rachel (Coats); Susanna (Hollingsworth); Elizabeth (McCoole); Sarah (Brooks); Nathan; Thomas; Kezia (Hanks); and Isaac.|
At the request of this patriarchal father they all assembled at his house before his death....his sons and their wives, his daughters and their husbands, the grandchildren and great grandchildren, numbering in all 144.
He reached an advanced age in life, and was a regular attender of Friends meetings, making his home there with hsi daughter, Susanna, who lived no great distance from the meeting place. He generally walked there, back and forth. But one day she was hindered from going, and prevailed on her father to ride her mare. When meeting closed he walked home as usual, never calling to mind how he had come there. Upon entering he door his daughter said to him, "Father, where is the mare?" "Dads me, Sue, I forgot her." was his quick response.
But to return again to the subject of those sisters, (Susanna and Charity), both rotund in form and feature, and mothers of large families, nevertheless they felt it their duty to surmount all hindrances, and "preach Jesus and him crucified." The elder Charity Cook's gife and calling led into extensive service, not only in this country, but abroad. She crossed the ocean twice on a religious visit to England and Ireland.
One time when her husband, Isaac Cook drove his stage wagon into Rahun's Creek, in high water, and drowned his horses, escaping himself by floating ashore on a chunk, she threw off her cloak and swam out, thus saving her life by learning to swim when a girl.
Susanna in stature was some taller than her sister. Her travels in the ministry were less extended, but her discourses were persuasive, and intermingled with much maternal solicitude. Her husband was a stalwart, over six feet in height, and the picture of uncompromising firmness, against all innovations whatever, and his course in life gave full evidence. One day before gthe close of tghe Revolutionary War, a British officer and his squad of cavalry rode up to his corncrib to take away his corn. " Big Isaac", as he was called, stepped in and intercepted their movements. The officer drew his sword to strike him, but nothing daunted, he caught the sword, and whirled him away, saying "Thus far shalt thou go and no farther," and the company left. His wife said she was looking for him to be cut down sometimes, the way he treated the military when they came on their premises. Susanna was a widow from 1809 to 1830, when she closed her useful life at the ripe age merging into her 76th year.
|John C. Wright
|1865||(Research):Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 11, Sussex, Delaware; Roll: M432_55; Page: 206A; Image: 414.|
|Margaret Ann Wright
|1866||Will from Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825|
Book Page: C:2
Given Name: John
Date: 19 Apr 1748
Prove Date: 30 Apr 1748
Remarks: John Yearsley. Thornbury. Yeoman. April 19, 1748. April 30, 1748. Died. 21st. C.
2. To son Isaac the plantation that he lives on in Thornbury containing 105 acres, also the
10 acre field, he paying his sister, Elizabeth wife of John Heald, œ12. To son Jacob the
plantation he lives on in Westtown containing 100 acres. To son Thomas the plantation he
lives on in Westtown containing 100 acres. To son Nathan the plantation I now lie on
containing 230 acres, also stock, subject to provision for wife Sarah. To Joseph Williamson 1
shilling. To grandson John, son of Thomas œ5. Executors: Wife Sarah and son Nathan. Ancestry.com
His death date may be April 30
|1867||(Research):In 1798 "Zane's Trace "was cut through the county. When Zane's party arrived at Wills Creek Crossing they found the government surveyors busy surveying the United States military lands. They had a camp on its banks. At this time the only dwelling between Wheeling and Lancaster was at Zanesville. The Zancs were from the South Branch of the Potomac, near Wills river, Maryland, and hence gave the name Wills creek *to the stream. So far as known, Ebenezer Zane's party consisted of himself, his brother Jonathan Zane, John Mclntire, Joseph Worley, Levi Williams, and an Indian guide named Tomepomehala.|
Wills creek is a sluggish stream with clay bottom, and choked up as it was at that day with drift wood and rubbish, was a difficult crossing; and the Zanes, in compliance with the requirements of the act to establish and maintain ferries at the principal crossings, probably induced a man of the name of Graham to establish one there. It was the first stream west of Wheeling on the "Trace" over which they placed a ferry. Who this first ferryman was or where from is not known. He remained about two years, and was succeeded by George Beymer, from Somerset, Pennsylvania, a brother-in-law of John Mclntire, of Zane's party. Mclntire was a brother-in-law of Ebenezer Zane. Both of these persons kept a house of entertainment and :i ferry for travellers on their way to Kentucky and other parts of the West. Mr. Beymer, in April, 1803, gave up his tavern to Mr. John Beatty, who moved in from Loudon county, Virginia. Beatty's family consisted of eleven persons. Among these was Wyatt Hutchinson, who later kept a tavern in the town. The Indians then hunted in this vicinity, and often encamped on the creek. 'In June, 1800, Cambridge was laid out; and on the day the lots were first offered for sale, several families from the British isle of Guernsey, near the coast of Prance, stopped here and purchased lands. These were followed by other families, amounting in all to some fifteen or twenty, from the same island; all of whom, settling in the county, gave origin to its present name. Among the heads of these families were William Ogier, Thomas Naftel, Thomas Lanfisty, James Bishard, Charles and John Marquand, John Bobbins, Daniel Ferbrache, Peter, Thomas and John Sarehet, and Daniel Hubert.
|1868||(Research):BETTY ZANE(1759-1823) Born to William Andrew Zane and his wife, in the year 1759, one lovely daughter, whom they named Elizabeth. This gentleman previously had five sons: Ebenezer, Andrew, Jonathan, Silas and Isaac. His home was on the south branch of the Potomac River in Virginia. Elizabeth, later nicknamed "Betty", was a beautiful, healthy child. She was witty, playful and lovable. Her brothers greatly adored her. Isaac was stolen by the Indians and Betty greatly mourned this loss. In 1776, a troop of British Regulars, numbering forty, stopped at the W. A. Zane residence for dinner. Betty, being much infuriated at the absurdness - her good father having to give away much food - and having observed the boldness of these British Soldiers, walked out one door of her home as the last soldier walked in another. She went to the foremost horse's hitching post, untied the horse, and mounted to the saddle. The remainder of the horses had been tied by merely dropping the rein over another horse's saddle pommel - thus the horses were all hitched together to the one foremost. Betty started the horses in line and took them all to George Washington's quarters. The British did not know of the incident until it was too late to catch her. They were considerably irked by this deed but did not recover the horses. They watched for some time the home of Betty Zane to catch this brazen child, but she stayed hid. She lived with a friend for several weeks and soon secured permission from her father to go to her brothers at Wheeling, Virginia. Betty came to Wheeling in the year 1777. Immediately she became a favorite with all the people in Fort Henry. By 1782 Betty was greatly admired as a woman by one - Lewis Wetzel. However, she spurned his love. Betty performed the heroic feat of acquiring gunpowder from a log house (Colonel Ebenezer Zane's home) sixty yards outside of Fort Henry in the afternoon of September 12, 1782, during the Indian siege, the last battle of the Revolutionary War, on Fort Henry, September 11-12-13, 1782. Betty first married Ephraim McLaughlin and bore five daughters: Mary who married Hadsell, Rebecca who married Brown, Nancy who married three times, Catherine who married Morgan in Natchez, and Hannah who married Ebenezer Martin - the man Martins Ferry was named from. McLaughlin died and left Betty a widow when she was forty years of age. Betty then married Jacob Clark who was twenty years of age. He lived on a farm in Belmont County, Ohio, just west of Martins Ferry between Buckeye and Glenn's Run. In 1810 he bought a farm of fifty acres from Ebenezer Zane. Two children, Catherine and Ebenezer, were born to Betty and Jacob Clark. Catherine married Edward Thomas, and Ebenezer married Hannah Heyward. Betty lived and died at this Clark farm. She died in 1823. Her age was between sixty-three and sixty-four years. She was carried by hand and buried in the northwest corner of the private Zane and Martin Cemetery which is inside the Walnut Grove Cemetery overlooking the Ohio River, Martins Ferry, Ohio. Jacob Clark died soon after Betty. He had a private cemetery and was buried in it. It is located beside the present Catholic Cemetery. This is a little west of Martins Ferry. A marble headstone marks the grave of Betty. The inscription reads: " Betty Zane - Heroine of Fort Henry" This marker was placed there since the restoration of the cemetery beginning 1926. A statue to the memory of Betty is located at the entrance to this cemetery. It is an image (full figure) of a woman carrying a heavy pouch before her. The statue was erected by the school children of Martins Ferry and dedicated May 30, 1927. Information from: Grace Stone Hetzel, Descendent Betty Wheeling, West Virginia Blanche D. Steenrod Wheeling, West Virginia Elizabeth McCulley, DescendentMartins Ferry, Ohio Belmont County Deeds RecordsRecorders OfficeSt. Clairsville, Ohio Compiled by: J. Roy Conway185 W. Main StSt. Clairsville, OhioReporter Federal Writers ProjectJune 1936||Elizabeth Zane
|1869||Notes for Elizabeth Zane:|
A heroine emerged from the 1782 siege of Fort Henry which once stood at today's Main Street location in Wheeling, W. Va. Biesieged by the notorious renegade Simon Girty, the Fort ran short of ammunition. There was a supply in the cabin of Ebenezer Zane, about 60 to 150 yards away. Young men volunteered, but brave Betty Zane insisted she would go, saying "Tis better a maid than a man should die."
The indians withheld their fire as she ran to the cabin. When she made the return trip with her apron filled with powder, the indians fired and missed. Betty and the powder arrived intact.
Colonal Zane did not mention the incident in his official report of the battle, but for years many bystanders documented, in affirmation or denial, the Betty Zane story. Elizabeth Zane McLaughlin Clarke is buried near her home in Martins Ferry, Ohio, where she died in 1823.
|1870||Isaac Zane was reportedly captured by Wyandots around 1762.|
Called "White Eagle of the Wyandots".
Isaac was captured by indians along with Jack. He lived with the indians for 10 years and married the chiefs daughter. Princess Myeerah.
|1871||1) THE ZANE FAMILY.\endash Wither's Chronicles of Border Warfare, edition of 1895, page 124, says.|
"In 1769, Col. Ebenezer Zane, his brothers Silas and Jonathan, with some others from the South Branch, visited the Ohio River for the purpose of commencing improvements; and severally proceeded to select positions for their future residence. Col. Zane chose for his, an eminence above the mouth of Wheeling Creek, near to the Ohio, and opposite a beautiful and considerable island in that river. The spot thus selected by him, is now occupied by his son Noah Zane, Esq., and is nearly the center of the present flourishing town of Wheeling. Silas Zane commenced improving on Wheeling Creek where Col. Moses Shepard now lives, and Jonathan resided with his brother Ebenezer. Several of those who accompained the adventurers likewise remained with Col. Zane, in the capacity of laborers."
In a note to the above, Lyman C. Draper says: "These Gentlemen were descendants, of a Mr. Zane, who accompanied William Penn, to his province of Pennsylvania, and from whom, one of the principal streets in Philadelphia, derived its name. Their father was possessed of a bold and daring spirit of adventure, which was displayed on many occasions, in the earlier part of his life. Having rendered himself obnoxious to the Society of Friends (of which he was a member,) by marrying without the pale of' that society, he moved to Virginia, and settled on the South Branch, where the town of Moorfield has been since erected. One of his sons (Isaac) was taken by the Indians, when he was only nine years old, and carried in captivity, to Mad River, in Ohio. Here he continued till habit reconciled him to his situation, when he married a squaw, became a chief and spent the remainder of his life with them. He was never known to wage war against the whites; but was on several occasions, of infinite service, by apprising them of meditated attacks of the Indians. His descendents still reside in Ohio."
Isaac Zane was a humane man. Withers says of him, on pages 417 and 418, that a war-party of whites once went to attack the Wyandots. One man was placed near the Indian camp with orders to fire upon the first Indian he saw. Afterward his company and also E. A. Long. It is said the former intends residing here, having moved bag and baggage. What will the poor
retreated but did not notify him and he was left. He kept his place and when he saw a squaw came out of the woods he shot at her and wounded her slightly in the wrist. He rushed up to attack the camp, and expected the others of his company to support him. It was the hunting camp of Isaac Zane that he had attacked and the girl that he had wounded was Isaac Zane's daughter Sarah. Zane showed the man, that had thus tried to murder his daughter, the way to overtake his companions and even went with him a considerable distance. It is here said also that Zane was only nine years old when captured by the Indians.
It was this Isaac Zane's sister Elizabeth that performed the perilous mission of obtaining powder for the fort at Wheeling, and by so doing made her name immortal. For a good account of this see Wither's Chronicles of Border Warfare, pages 358 and 359.
Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio says of Isaac Zane: "Isaac Zane was born about the year 1753, on the South Branch of the Potomac, in Virginia, and at the age of about nine years, was taken prisoner by the Wyandots and carried to Detroit. He remained with his captors until the age of manhood, when like most prisoners taken in youth, he refused to return to his home and friends. He married a Wyandot woman, from Canada, of half French blood and took no part in the War of the Revolution. After the treaty of Greenville, in 1795, he bought a tract of 1800 acres, on the site of Zanesfield, where he lived until his death, in 1816. " \endash Edition of 1849, page 304.
Zanesville, Ohio, was founded by the Ebenezer Zane hereinbefore mentioned, and who was a brother of Isaac Zane, who was captured. For a full account of the founding of Zanesville. see "Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, Muskingum County."
The following table was given to me by Ebenezer 0. Zane, now living on Eighth Street between Everett and Oakland Avenues, Kansas City, Kansas:
Isaac Zane, above referred to and identified, married a half Wyandot and half French woman about the beginning of the War of the Revolution. Her name and clan Mr. Zane did not know. Their children were: 1. Ebenezer; 2. Nancy; 3. Sarah; 4 Elizabeth; 5. William; 6. Isaac; 7. Catharine.
William and Ebenezer married Wyandot women. I was unable to learn their names, or anything of their descendants.
Nancy Zane married Samuel McCulloch. None of their descendants ever removed West. In the treaty of September 29, 1817, made at the foot of the Miami Rapids there was a cession of one section of land "To the children of William McCulloch who was killed in August, 1812, near Maugaugon, and who are quarter blood Wyandot Indians, one section, to contain 640 acres of land, on the west side of the Sandusky River, adjoining the lower line of the tract hereby granted to Robert Armstrong, and extending in the same manner with and from the said river."
I am inclined to believe that it was William McCulloch, and not Samuel McCulloch, that married Nancy Zane. Sarah Zane married Robert Armstrong; Elizabeth Zone married 1st \emdash\endash Robitaille, and 2d, \emdash \emdash Reed. Isaac Zane married Hannah Dickinson. Catharine Zane married Alexander Long. Children of Robert and Sarah (Zane) Armstrong: 1. Silas; 2. John McIntyre; 3. Catharine; 4. One, Hannah, that died at the Wyandot mission. Children of \emdash\endash Robitaille and Elizabeth (Zane) Robitaille: 1. James; 2. Robert; \emdash\endash RobitaiIle died in \emdash\endash year. Children of \emdash\endash Reed and Elizabeth (Zane- Robitaille) Reed: 1. Ebenezer; 2 Eliza. Children of Alexander and Catharine (Zane) Long: 1. Irvin P.; 2. Jane; 3. Ethan; 4. Henry Clay; 5. Mary; 6. Isaac; 7. Janus; 8. William. Children of Isaac and Hannah (Dickinson) Zane: 1. Noah; 2. Hester; 3. Ebenezer 0.; 4. Sarah; 5. Catharine; S. Hannah; 7. Eliza; S. John Wesley; 9. William; 10. Isaac.
|William Andrew Zane
|1872||Revised by Aubrey H. Baldwin, Jr.|
Received from: W.F. Baldwin III, 213 Alders Ave., Wlimington, DE 19803-5303
|Source: Baldwin Genealogy, Descendants of John Baldwin of Chester County, PA
|1873||Only contains records after the Hicksite split, the previous records book was stolen by the sepratists in 1833|
|Source: London Grove Monthly Meeting, Abstracts from Minutes, Marriages 1792-1844, Removals 1822-1865
|1874||fair||Source: Newark and Kennett Monthly Meeting, Abstracts from Men's Minutes, 1686-1810
|1875||good||Source: Quaker Records of Northern Maryland 1716-1800
|1876||NEWHOPE MONTHLY MEETING|
Greene County, Tennessee.
Newhope Monthly Meeting was established in Greene County, Tennessee,28th of 2nd month, 1795, by direction of New Garden Quarterly Meeting and Westfield Monthly Meeting. Samuel Ellis was appointed to serve as clerk, Samuel Frazier as recorder, Benjamin Iddings, Ellis Ellis, Elihu Swain and Joseph Thornburgh as overseers, and Daniel Bonine and «i»George «/i»Haworth as overseers of the poor.
Settlement by Friends in Greene County began as early as 1784. The meeting was first call-ed Nolichucky from the name of the stream on which the settlement was located. In 1789 a com- mittee appointed by New Garden Monthly Meeting to visit "the little meeting at Nolachuckey" re ported the appointment complied with to a degree of satisfaction. Certificates were ordered to be prepared for Thomas Embree and family, John Rambo, and Samuel Frazier and children, all resid- ing at Nolichucky, transferring their rights of membership to Westfield Monthly Meeting. West- field had been established in 1786 and it was thought to be more convenient for Tennessee Friends to have their membership there than at New Garden.
"A preparative meeting was settled [at Nolichucky] on the fourth day the 12th of the 8th month, 1793, and the name of Newhope given to it shortly after."
Other Friends who were members at Newhope before the establishment of the monthly meeting, or who became members soon afterward, include Moorman Ballard, James Barrett, John Bowater Beals, Jacob Beals, Daniel Bonine, Jacob Clearwater, Aaron Coppock, Ruth Davidson, Peter Dillon, Ellis Ellis, Mordecai Ellis, Samuel Ellis, Susannah Edmundson, James Fisher, Ezekiel Frazier, George Haworth, James Haworth, Moses Hoggatt, Benjamin Iddings, Evan Jones, Abram Marshall, William Neal, Benjamin Pickering, William Rees, Abraham Smith, Seth Smith, Thomas Stanfield, Jesse Willis, James Wright. Names of Friends living at Lost Creek, who were members of Newhope Month- ly Meeting prior to the establishment of Lost Creek Monthly Meeting, are noted in the introduc- tion to the records of the latter meeting.
Meetings for worship under the jurisdiction of Newhope Monthly Meeting were established at Limestone (later a preparative meeting) Lick Creek, Shilo and Westland.
Migration to Ohio began in 1804 with 16 certificates to Miami Monthly Meeting. Twelve more were issued to the same meeting in 1809, and five in 1806. During the next nine years about 15 certificates were directed to various meetings in Ohio and Indiana. Then came a period of 11 years, from 1816 to 1826, with no certificates to the Northern States, followed by a similar period, 1827 to 1837, of renewed activity. During this latter period about seven certificates were issued to Vermilion Monthly Meeting, Illinois, eleven to Duck Creek Monthly Meeting, Indiana, and four to other meetings in Ohio and Indiana.
Newhope Monthly Meeting was attached to New Garden Quarterly Meeting until 1803, to Newhope and Lost Creek Quarterly Meeting (later called Lost Creek Quarterly Meeting) until 1888, to New Garden Quarterly Meeting from 1888 to about 1892, when it was transferred to Friendsville Quar- terly Meeting. In 1897 Friendsville Quarterly Meeting, then embracing all the meetings in Tennessee, was transferred from North Carolina Yearly Meeting to Wilmington Yearly Meeting in Ohio. Newhope Monthly Meeting was laid down about the same time.
The existing records of Newhope Monthly Meeting, consisting of one volume of birth, death and marriage records and one volume of men's minutes (1795-1846), have been deposited at the Yearly Meeting House, Richmond, Indiana. The men's minutes subsequent to 1846 and all the women's minutes have been lost.
|Source: The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930, Vol I, New Hope Monthly Meeting
2545 Raleigh Dr.
San Marino, CA 31108-2112
|Source: World Family Tree #3137, Vol. 8, Thomas Lloyd & Mary Harker