The Family Puzzles - Demystified (Sort of)


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201 (Research):Born at Isle of Shoals, Appledore, York . Indentured servitudeApr 1675 Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH.
Resided Salem Massachusetts 1683
Resided New Castle Co, Delaware 1695
Deed 12 Nov 1735 Frederick County, Virginia
Died at Brandywine 100, New Castle, Delaware.
From Genealogical Background of Wilson Family, from the Catherine Bushman Collection at the State Library of Virginia, Richmond: Both of Thomas' parents died when he was young, and Thomas Babb was raised by a Henry Green of Hampton, NewHampshire. His first wife was Bathsheba Hussey who lived in Hampton, NH. In the course of their marriage, they moved toBrandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. They had seven children, Peter, Thomas, Philip, Mary, Rebecca, Lydia and Hulda.Bathsheba died in 1713 and Thomas remained single until 1720 at which time he married Elizabeth Conway Booth. There were no children. In addition to a considerable amount of land owned in New Castle County, Thomas was given a grant ot 600 acres in Frederick County, Virginia by King George the Second. In his will he left his Delaware holdings to his son, Peter, and divided his Virginia land betwen Thomas and Philip who had moved to Virginia to occupy and manage the land grants. Thomas died in 1748. In a will dated August 17, 1748 at the Archives Building in Dover, Delaware, Thomas Babb left to his son Peter (father of Mary Babb who married Samuel Wilson) "all of my land and plantation in the county (New Castle) and hundred above mentioned with all the appurtenances thereto belonging forever." 
Thomas Babb
202 Not long after his marriage there was a movement of Quakers from Pennsylvania to Frederick County, Virginia. Thomas went with these Quakers and was one of the founding fathers of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting north of Winchester in Frederick County . This was in 1734.

His father had a land grant of 600 acres on Apple Pie Ridge, near Babb's Run, northwest of Winchester. Thomas settled there and was joined by his brother, Phillip. At his father's death they inherited this land.

Thomas died 11/04/1760. His will was proved 11/04/1760. He left the home place to his son, Sampson, and other bequest to his other children. His wife, not being mentioned, is believed to have already died.

The first lovely old home belonging to Thomas was called "The Great Marsh Plantation", now known as The Babb-Purcell-Janney House. It dates to 1735. Great Marsh is located on the north side of route 673 between route 522 and the Apple Pie Ridge Road in Frederick, Virginia.

The second home named "The Brick House" is a lovely old brick mansion and dates also to 1735. It is located west of the Apple Pie Ridge Road and south of route 672 on Babb's Run. This is also in Frederick, Virginia. 
Thomas Babb, Jr.
203 Thomas Babb was born in 1664 on the Isles of Shoals, what was then part of Massachusetts and died 17 Aug 1748, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware about age 84 . Thomas was about 7 years old when his father died. In April 1675 he was indentured until the age of 18 to Henry Green of Hampton, New Hampshire. It was there he probably met the Perkins and Hussey families, but the date of his marriage is unknown.
His first wife was Bathsheba Hussey, daughter of John and Rebecca (Perkins) Hussey of Hampton, New Hampshire. Bathsheba was born Sept. 21, 1671 and died by Oct 1713 at New Castle Co., Delaware. She was the mother of Thomas' children. Her father and Uncle Stephen became Quakers and found it desirable to leave the New Hampshire area because of persecution of Quakers there. John and his wife relocated to New Castle Co., Delaware.
Apparently Thomas followed the migratory path of his father-in-law. On Dec. 17, 1695 he was conveyed 100 acres of land and 20 acres of "mash" in Rocklands by Timothy Atkinson. (Records of the Court of New Castle, DE, Vol. II, 1681-1699)
Thomas has sizeable land holding. In 1735 he obtained a Patent to 600 acres of land in Frederick Co., Virginia. He sent two of his sons, Thomas, Jr., and Philip to occupy the acreage and to carry out the provision of the Patent. The other sons are believed to have relocated to Chester Co., Pennsylvania
On Aug. 13, 1751 his will (dated Aug 17, 1748) was proved in New Castle Co., Delaware. He bequeathed the home place in Delaware to his oldest son Peter and left the Virginia lands to Thomas, Jr. and Philip. He made other bequests to his daughters Mary, Rebecca and Lydia, as well as to three children of his deceased daughter Hulda--John, Rebecca and Lydia Gregory
On March 25, 1720, Thomas married a second time to Elizabeth (Conway) Booth. She was born July 9, 1687 to Thomas and Mary (Hollingworth) Conway. She was a widow of Charles Booth. 
Thomas Babb
204 (Research):A great many people descend from Rev. Stephen Bachiler, the founder of Hampton, New Hampshire, who came to the area then called Winnacunnet with a group of settlers in October 1638 from nearby Newbury in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His controversial career, both in Old and New England, before and after his arrival in Hampton, has become legendary, and much detail can be found in Frederick Clifton Pierce's, Batchelder, Batcheller Genealogy (Chicago, Ill.: The Author, 1898), although this work contains many errors; in V. C. Sanborn's, Genealogy of the Family of Samborne or Sanborn in England and America. 1194-1898. (Concord, N.H.: The Author, 1899 [reprinted Boston, 1969]); and in Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis', Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Me.: The Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939 [reprinted Baltimore, 1972], hereafter Genealogical Dictionary). That he was married a total of four times is now well known. Further evidence that his first wife and mother of all his children was probably a sister of Rev. John Bate, Bachiler' successor at Wherwell, Hampshire, was discovered by Charles Edward Banks in an English court record (Court of Requests, Public Record Office, London. REQ2/678/64, dated 2 November 15 Charles I [1639]), and preserved by Charles Hull Batchelder in his extensive manuscript collection on the family at the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord.

There is monument to Stephen Bachiller at the Center of Founders Park in Hampton, New Hampshire. What follows is the inscription on that monument.
A little band of pioneers under the leadership of Rev. Stephen Bachiler of Southhampton, England. Seeking a larger liberty, in October 1638 settled in the wilderness near this spot to plant a free church in a free town. They were joined in 1639 by others and in that year the town was incorporated. To do honor to the founder of Hampton, to exalt the ideals for which they strove and as an inspiration to posterity this memorial is dedicated, October 14, 1925. 
Stephen Bachiler, Rev.
205 The Rev. Stephen Bachiler (or Batchelder, Bachelor, Bacheller, etc.) lived a very active life for nearly 100 years.

1561 - Stephen Bachiler born in Hampshire, England. Although (or perhaps because) there were several Bachiler families in the area, his parentage has not been determined. V.C. Sanborn speculates that perhaps Stephen is descended from a branch of the Bachiler family from the Channel Islands.
1581 17 Nov.- Matriculated College of St. John's, Oxford University.
1586/7 3 Feb. - Bachelor of Arts, Oxford.
1587 15 Jul. - became vicar of the Church of the Holy Cross and St. Peter, Wherwell, Hampshire, England.
1590 - he has apparently married by this time, a son (Nathaniel) being born.[VCS] His 1st wife's name may be Ann Bate or Bates. Other children are Deborah, Nathaniel, Samuel, Ann, and Theodate.
1592 - Daughter Deborah born.[VCS]
1594 - Son Stephen born.[VCS]
1596 - Son Samuel born. [VCS]
1598 - Daughter Theodate born. [VCS]
1600 - Daughter Anne born. [VCS]
1605 - ejected from the vicarage as a result of King James's program against nonconformist ministers, begun the year before. ("I will make them conform or I will harry them out of the Kingdom.") Stephen is a Presbterian by this time. [IEN]
1609 - daughter Deborah married John Wing
1610 - son Stephen matriculates Magdalen College, Oxford University.
1620 - son Samuel is a chaplain in Holland, at some time becoming chaplain to Sir Charles Morgan's regiment located there. [VCS]
1621 - dined with Adam Winthrop.
1622 - purchased land in Newton Stacy (just east of Wherwell).
1623/4 3 Mar. - married the widow Christian Weare, at Abbots-Ann. [CAT, LDN]
1625 - Son Samuel publishes "Miles Christianus". [VCS]
1627 26 Mar. - married the widow Helena Mason, at Abbots-Ann [CAT, LDN dates disagree].
1629 - purchases more land in Newton Stacy.
1630 - Joins and invests in "the Plough Company of Husbandmen", a group that had obtained a patent to settle in Maine on the Sagadahoc river. Stephen is chosen as Pastor for the group, but the enterprise fails before leaving England, perhaps through fraud.
circa 1630 - Stephen is granted a coat of arms, described in Sylvanus Morgan's "Sphere of Gentry" as "Vert, a plow in fess; in base the sun rising, or." Morgan says Stephen's motto is 'Sol Justitiae Exoritur'.[VCS]
1631 - Granted license to visit children in Holland, but not clear if he made the trip.
1632 - Sir Robert Payne, sheriff of Hants, complained that his tenants "having been formerly misled by one Stephen Bachiler, a notorious inconformist, did demolish a consecrated chapel in Newton Stacy".
1632 9 Mar - emigrates to Massachusetts aboard the "William and Francis", with his widowed daughter Deborah and her children, and some other followers.
1632 5 Jun. - Arrival of "Willaim and Francis" noted in John Winthrop's journal, "after a voyage of 88 days with about 60 Passengers, [with] old Mr. Batchelder (being good 70),..." He settled at Saugus (later called Lynn), where he organizes the first church.
1632 8 Jun - Baptises four infants at Saugus, including his grandson Stephen Hussey.
1632 3 Oct - the Massachusetts General Court ordered Stephen not to minister to any except "those he brought with him, for contempt of authority". The order is withdrawn 5 months later. [VCS]
1635 - A general convention of elders is held at Lynn to discuss a quarrel between Stephen and a faction of the church at Lynn.[VCS]
1636 Jan - Stephen decides to quit the church at Lynn and organize a second one there. He is frobidden by the magistrates to form a second church and agrees to leave town.[VCS]
1636 Feb. - moved to Ipswich and is given 50 acres of government land. Temporarily stops preaching.
1638 Winter - Tried to a start a settlement at Mattacheese, near Yarmouth on Cape Cod.
1638 Spring - Moved to Newbury, where son-in-law Christopher Hussey was living.
1638 Sep. - Petitioned the General Court for permission to start a new plantation at Winnicummet (now Hampton, NH).
1639 7 Jun. - Winnicummet founded, name changed that fall to Hampton at Stephen's request. Almost immediately, is in dispute with another minister at Hampton, one Timothy Dalton.
1640 Sends a treatise as a gift to Margaret Winthrop. [VCS]
1642 - wife Helen died, Stephen's house and library burned (valued at 200 pounds).
1643 - An excommunication of Stephen is annulled, the product of a false charge of improper sexual advances brought by the Dalton faction. [VCS]
1644 - Called to Exeter by the town to be minister, but prohibited from preaching by the General Court. The town of Casco had also requested
Stephen's ministry. [VCS]
[Uncertain] - Moves to Portsmouth, NH.
1647 - Transfers his Hampton properties to grandson John Sanborn, John to pay his 2 brothers and cousin Nathaniel Bachiler each 20 pounds.
1648 - married his "good neighbor" and former housekeeper, Mary Beedle, widow of Robert.
1650 - Stephen sued for divorce, but is ordered to remain married. Stephen is also accused of marrying without bans. (Mary may have born a
son, John, in this year. [CAT])
1651 Oct 16 - wife Mary is convicted of adultery with George Rogers and is whipped and "branded with the letter 'A'".
1654 - Stephen returned to England, possibly accompanied by grandson Stephen Sanborn [LDN]. Christopher Hussey apparently also made this trip, as testimony exists that Stephen transferred his property to him during the voyage. [VCS]
1656 18 Oct - Wife Mary petitions for divorce, saying that Stephen had abandoned her, returned to England and remarried. There is no other record of a later marriage known and the circumstances make it doubtful. Mary later marries Thomas Turner.
1657 or 1660 - Died at Hackney, near London.
During the Rev. Bachiler's stay in the colonies, he was in regular conflict with various officials and ministers in regard to religious matters, in particular at Lynn and at Hampton. Many of his descendents continued the conflict, becoming Quakers.
Among Stephen Bachiler's descendants are: Richard M. Nixon (President), Daniel Webster (U.S. secretary of state), John Greenlief Whittier (author and abolitionist), Caleb Cushing (U.S. attorney general), William P. Fessendon (U.S. Secretary of State, abolitionist, helped found the Republican party).

Further research:
Several "Batchelder" genealogies are listed among the holdings of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS), these need to be reviewed.
The Torrey work cited below is actually an index to a compilation of references held by the NEHGS. These references need to be looked up and followed.
A history of Lynn refers to his stay there and the conflict he had with religious authority, but I've mislaid the citation. Need to find this again.

Excerpts from: Batchelder, Batcheller Genealogy, by F. C. Pierce, 1898
Page 26-27
"Stephen Bachiler, for so he always wrote his name, was born somewhere in England in the year 1561. At the age of twenty he entered St. Johns College, Oxford. He was matriculated November 17, 1587, and admitted as Bachelor of Arts, February 3, 1585-6. The leading profession for college graduates in that day was that of a clergyman, and he determined to study for the ministry, being then a member of the established church.
Apparently the time between his graduation in February, 1585-6 and July 17, 1587, was spent in preparation for his life work, for on the day last named the death of Edward Parrett, vicar of Wherwell in Hants, making a vacancy in that living he was presented with the place by William West, Lord Lawarr (or de la Warr, as it was written later) and became vicar of the church of Holy Cross and St. Peter...
"Of Stephen Bachiler's life at Wherewell we know nothing. The church records were begun in 1643, or at all events no earlier records now exist. We only know that he remained here until 1605, for, on the ninth day of August, 1605, John Bate, A.M., clergyman, was appointed vicar of Wherewell, a vacancy existing because of "the ejection of Stephen Bachiler," the last vicar. Not much more is known of his life in England, from the loss of his living at Wherewell to the spring of 1632, when he sailed for New England. He was excommunicated from the church, and so no church record exists showing his abiding places. Probably he preached to different congregations, not in a settled way, but when he could avoid the persecution of the church people. Occasionally we get a glimpse of his location. In 1610 he appears to be still a clergyman of the County of Southampton. On the 11th of June, 1621, Adam Winthrop's diary shows that he "had Mr. Bachelour, the preacher," to dine with him, presumably at Groton in Suffolk. This may have been the subject of this sketch.
"Some of the parishioners of Barton Stacey, in Hampshire, a few miles east of Wherewell, listened to his sermons at some time before 1632, for we find that Sir Robert Paine petitioned the Council, stating that he was sheriff of Hants in that year, and was also chosen churchwarden of Barton Stacey, and that 'some of the parishioners, petitioner's tenants, having been formerly misled by Stephen Bachelor, a notorious inconformist, had demolished a consecrated chapel at Newton Stacey, neglected the repair of their parish church, maliciously opposed petitioner's intent (to repair the church at his own charge), and executed many things in contempt of the cannons and the bishop.'
"Once more we hear from him, on the 23d of June, 1631, when, at the age of seventy years, he obtains leave to visit his sons and daughters in Flushing. He was then resident at South Stoneham, in the county of Southampton, and desires that his wife, Helen, aged 48 years, and his daughter, Ann Sandburn, of age 30 years, widow, resident in the Strand, might accompany him. He was to return within two months. It would be interesting to know which of his sons and daughters then lived at Flushing, as Deborah Wing was apparently residing in London in November, 1629, when her husband, John Wing, made his will, and presumably she was appointed executrix of the will when it was proved, August 4, 1630, as Mr. Waters makes no note that administration was granted to any other person than the executrix named in the will.
"Stephen Bachiler was excommunicated among the earliest of the nonconformists. On the death of Elizabeth, in 1603, James I, of the house of Stuart, came to the throne. In January, 1604, the famous Hampton court conference was held, when King James uttered his angry threat against the Puritans, 'I will make them conform or I will harry them out of the kingdom.' The next year the king's threat was carried out against Mr. Bachiler, and no doubt he was thoroughly 'harried' after his excommunication. Winthrop says that Bachiler had suffered much at the hands of the bishops.
"As early as 1630 Bachiler had determined to leave England and settle in America. At all events, he made preparation for such removal. Maverick, in his 'Description of New England,' says there was a patent granted to Christo: Batchelor and Company in the year 1632, or thereabouts, for the mouth of the river (Sagadehoeke), and some tract of land adjacent, who came over in the ship name the Plough, and termed themselves the Plough Companie, but soon scattered, some for Virginia, some for England, some to the Massachusetts, never settling on that land......"
Pages 28-29
"At the very beginning of 1632, Mr. Bachiler left England for Boston in New England. He sailed on the 9th of March, 1631-2, in the vessel called the 'William and Francis,' from London, with sixty passengers, and after eighty-eight dreary days, landed at Boston. Among his fellow travellers were Gov. Edward Winslow, of Plymouth, Rev. Thomas James, Rev. Thomas Wedde and Thomas Oliver, the famous ruling elder of Boston. On the'Whale,' which arrived May 26, 1632 came Mr. Wilson and Mr. Richard Dummer. Most of the Dummers reside at South Stoneham or Swathing, where the ancient church bears several Dummer memorials, and this was the last residence of Stephen Bachiler in England. (A relationship existed between the Bachilers and the Dummers which cannot yet be traced. MS. letter of Richard Dummer to Nathaniel Bachiler, sen., 14th 4th mo., 1673:'my cossen nathaniell bacheler of Hampton.')
"These two ships, the 'William and Francis,' and the 'Whale,' were sent out by the 'Company of husbandmen,' sometimes called the 'Company of London,' or the 'Company of the Plough,' of which company Stephen Bachiler was an active and zealous member, and was chosen their pastor in 1629 or 1630.
"The energy and zeal with which he labored to increase the society and assist as many emigrants as possible to come to New England, is well set forth in a letter of John Dye and others to Mr. Crispe, and those members of the Plough Company then in New England, dated London, 8 March, 1631-2, and evidently brought in the 'William and Francis,' or the 'Whale.' Mr. Bachiler adventured 100 pounds in the Company and loaned them 67 pounds, of which amount 9 pounds was repaid by the freight money on his goods.'"
Page 30
"He was admitted a freeman May 6, 1635. It seems quite probable that he was the minister who dissented from the order of banishment of Roger Williams, in October, 1635, as his opinions are known to have agreed closely with those of Williams, and no minister of the twelve churches then established possessed his courage in maintaining unpopular opinions. It is to be considered, also, that he had previously been disciplined for departure from the established customs, and within three months was again in trouble from the same cause......."
Page 36
"Shortly after his removal to Strawberry Bank, Mr. Bachiler's usual good judgment seems to have deserted him. He was a widower, and obtained for a housekeeper a widow, whom he calls 'an honest neighbour.' He soon married her, and the match turned out in every way unfortunate. She was an adultress, and her husband speedily discovered her character. The marriage must have taken place in 1647 or 1648, when he was eighty-six or eighty-seven years old. His wife, Mary, was evidently much younger than he. In May, 1650, he was fined 10 pounds for not publishing his intention of marriage according to law. In October of the same year, one-half of this fine was remitted. Perhaps because of the following:
At a General court houlden at Gorgeana the 15th of Octor., 1650, George Rogers and Mrs. Batcheller prsented upon vehement suspition of incontinency for liveing in one house together and lieing in one rome.
They are to be separated before the next court or to pay 40s."
"Lewis copies from the York records, dated October 15, 1651, the following:
We do present George Rogers and Mary Batcheller, the wife of Mr. Stephen Batcheller, minister, for adultery. It is ordered that Mrs. Batcheller, for her adultery, shall receive forty stripes save one, at the first town meeting held at Kittery, 6 weeks after her delivery , and be branded with the letter A.
These appear clearly to be two separate offences. "In October of the same year, the Court passed the following order:
That Mr. Batchelor and his wife shall lyve togeather as man and wife, as in tha this Court they have publiquely professed to doe; and if either desert one another, then hereby the Court doth order that the marshal shall apprehend both the said Mr. Batchelor and Mary his wife, and bring them forthwith to Boston.....
it is evident that Mr. Bachiler charged his wife with adultery and prayed for a divorce. This was deferred to the next court of assistants. She had been indicted for adultery in Maine. he is ordered to live as a husband with an adultress during the pendency of divorce proceedings for that cause, and a term in jail is threatened for disobedience of the order with the usual privilege of giving bail.
"After her separation from her husband Mrs. Mary Bachiler lived on her lot in Kittery, granted her in 1648, adjoining the Piscataqua river, nearly opposite the boundary line between Portsmouth and Newington. What became of her and her children after October, 1656, when they were living in Kittery, is not known, but the name, 'Mary Bachellor's Highway,' is given as the northwest boundary of a lot at Kittery, conveyed by William Hilton, of Exeter, to his son, Richard, May 4, 1684.
Page 37-38
"At length, wearied with the unsuccessful conflict and the constant disappointment of his expectations, heartsick with the failure of all his plans for a quiet rest for his old age in that 'band of righteousness.' which, he says, 'our New England is,' he decided to return to England.
Harried and persecuted by the vindictiveness of the bishops of England for more than a quarter of a century, he came hither to escape their persecution (and experienced more bitter and persistent than ever he had experienced in England).....His matrimonial difficulties also led him to return to England.
"...Of his life in England, after his return, we know nothing; very likely he lived at Hackney where he died, as that was a comfortable residence for retired ministers. The last entry concerning Mr. Bachiler is as follows: the ancient Stephen Bachiler, of Hampton, N.H., died at Hackney, a Village & Parish in Middlesex, 2 miles from London, in 1660, in the 100th year of his age.
"Stephen Bachiler/Batchelder's life was stormy and contentious. He must have had rare physical as well as intellectual vigor. From tradition and the characteristics of his descendants, it is probable that he was tall and sinewy, with prominent features, especially the nose; a very dark complexion; black, coarse hair in early days, white in age, mouth large and firm, eyes black as sloes; features long rather than broad; a strong clear voice; rather slow of motion and speech; simple in dress, wearing in Lynn a suit of liste which he brought from England; obstinate and tenacious of his opinions to a marked degree; a powerful preacher, drawing largely from the scripture and impressing his hearers with the uncommon power and sanctity of his sermons; strong in his friendships and his hates. Winthrop classed him among 'honest men' when he arrived in 1632, and Prince, in his Annals of New England, Appendix to 1632, says:
('From governor Winslow and Captain Johnson, we learn that) he (Stephen Bachiler) was an ancient minister in England: had been a man of Fame in his Day; was 71 years of Age when he came over: bro't a number of people with him; and soon became the 1st Feeder of the Flock of Christ at Lynn (and by several Letters I have seen of his own Writing to the R. Mr. Cotton of Boston, I find he was a Gentleman of Learning and Ingenuity, and wrote a fine and curious hand.')."

"Among the articles he brought over were four hogsheds of peas, twelve yards of cloth, two hundred yards of list, a contribution box and oaken furniture, which has lasted until this day." p. 29


The names of four children of Rev. Stephen Bachiler are known with certainty. Deborah, born in 1592, child of his first wife; Stephen, born in 1594, son of the first wife; Ann, born in 1601, probably of his first wife; and Theodate, who died October, 20, 1649, at Hampton, N.H. Theodate was the wife of Christopher Hussey. "On the first Sunday at Lynn, four children were baptised. Thomas Newhall, the first white child born in Lynn, was first presented. Mr. Bachiler put him aside saying, "I will
baptise my own child first.' meaning Stephen Hussey, his daughter's child, born the same week as Thomas Newhall." p. 29
Deborah, b. 1592; m. Rev. John Wing.
Mother of Daniel Wing who married Hannah Swift of Sandwich, Massachusetts, and fathered a daughter who he named Deborah for his mother. This daughter married William Dungan, son of the Rev. Thomas Dungan and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Clement Weaver and Rebecca Holbrook.

Daniel Webster
The politician and famous orator, Daniel Webster, was one of the illustrious descendants of Stephen Bachiler. His grandmother was Susanna (Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Stephen) born 28 May 1713 , married Ebenezer Webster 20 July 1738.
Ebenezer Webster, the father of Daniel, was born in Kingston, N.H. in 1739, and died in Salisbury (now Franklin) in 1806. ...From him his sons Ezekiel and Daniel inherite great physical force, their mother was Abigail Eastman. Living on the frontier, Daniel was compelled to depend for early education on his mother and on the schooling customary in winter, and for much of this he was indebted to the fact that he was physically the weakest of his family. It is a little odd, however, that he failed utterly in that with which his final reputation was so closely connected. In his own words, 'There was one thing I could not do; I cound not make a declamation; I could not speak before the school.' When he was fifteen years old a family council decided to send him to college. After an imperfect preparation he graduated at Dartmouth College in 1801, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Boston in 1805 from the office of Christopher Gore. Regard for his father made Webster begin practice in the town of Boscawen, near his early home, but his father died within a year and he removed to Portsmouth, the largest town of the
state. Here he took a leading place at the bar, having but one rival. In May 1813, he entered Congress as a representative from New Hampshire, being placed at once on the committee of foreign affairs. Page 123-124 - Pierce
"Daniel Webster wrote to his son Fletcher March 5, 1840: 'I believe we are all indebted to my father's mother for a large portion of the little sense which belongs to us. Her name was Susannah Bachelder; she was the descendant of a clergyman and a woman of uncommon strength of understanding. If I had had many boys I should have called one of them Bachelder.'" (p.123) 
Stephen Bachiler, Rev.
206 MORDECAI BALDERSTON the seventh son of John and Hannah was born on January 31, 1755. His birth was registered in the Wrightstown Monthly Meeting. Mordecai refused to take the Oath of Allegiance or to fight for the Revolution, as Quakers were prohibited from swearing any oath. Consequently, on June 15, 1778, a Proclamation was issued by the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania against Mordecai and many other persons charging that they were "knowingly & willingly aided & assisted the enemies of State & of the United States of America by having joined their Armies of Philadelphia" and demanding that they surrender themselves before the first of August or "stand and be attained for High Treason... & suffer such pains & penalties & undergo all such forfeitures as persons attained of High Treason ought to do." Mordecai did finally take the Oath of Allegiance on June 18, 1778, and the charges against him were discharged by a proclamation on June 28, 1779 when he surrendered himself to be tried for treason. (Colonial Records of PA v. 11 p. 513, PA Archives ser. 6 v 13, p. 475) Mordecai and the others on the list did not join the armies of the enemy. This seems to be a designation given by the State to those persons who had not as yet sworn to the required Oath and thus were guilty of treason by omission. Patriotic emotions were high during 1778 when the British occupied Philadelphia and Washington was entrenched at nearby Valley Forge. In any event, such activity, aling with his and his brothers enlisting in both Captain Kester's and Captain Lanning's colonial armies in 1782, went against Quaker principles and this period seems to be the beginning of Mordecai's problems with the Friends. In addition, when he married Deborah Michener on February 11, 1778, they were married by a "hireling minister", which was contrary to the Rules of Discipline in the Society. The Society recognized no distinction between the clergy and the laity. Consequently. for awhile they were not admitted to Meeting. Their first child Sarah was recorded in the Philadelphia Meeting. They were later admitted to the Buckingham Monthly Meeting, but by 1786, Mordecai and his family were living in nearby Chester County. At this time they were received into the Goshen Monthly Meeting and in 1795 in the New Garden Montly Meeting in Chester County. Mordecai Balderston
207 New Garden Friends Meeting minutes from 1798, Sarah Balderston was disowned from the Meeting for marrying a man not a Quaker. Sarah Balderston
208 Cyrus A. Baldwin, eldest son of Jonathan and Mary A. (Albertson) Baldwin, was born June 3, 1837, in Hamilton County, Ind., and when sixteen months old his parents removed to Wayne County, where he lived on the home farm till he grew to manhood. He received his early education at the country schools, after which he attended Earlham College on e year. He then taught school sixteen terms during the winter and farmed in the summer. He taught his last term in the winter of 1877 - 78, since which he has been engaged in farming. He was married Sept. 22, 1859, to Barbara A., daughter od Jacob and Catherine (Shock) Sherrick, who were of German ancestry, both now deceased. They have four daughters - Luella, Edna, Florence and Lodosca. Mr Baldwin and family are members of the Society of Orthodox Friends and he is a minister. His wife is an Elder in their church, and he is Clerk of their Monthly Meeting. Mr Baldwin's father was born in Guilford County, N. C., of English descent, and in 1826 came with his parents to Wayne County, where he was married. In 1836 he went to Hamilton County, but returned to Wayne County in 1838. His wife was born near Richmond, Ind. Her parents came from North Carolina to Wayne County about 1812 or 1813 Cyrus Baldwin
209 compiled by Stewart Baldwin

The large wave of Quaker immigrants which moved from England to Pennsylvania in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries included two brothers, John Baldwin and William Baldwin, both of whom settled in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, moving there from the Pendle Forest, in Lancashire. During the same period, other Quaker immigrants named Baldwin, probably unrelated, came from other parts of England, with the result that some accounts of the genealogy of John and William Baldwin are confused or incorrect. Although direct proof of the parentage of the two brothers is still not available, their father can be identified with near certainty as John Baldwin of Wheatley in Pendle Forest, an English Quaker who died in 1719. These web pages will set out, with documentation, what is known of the two immigrant brothers and their relatives in England.
Of the two brothers, John Baldwin of Makefield township, Bucks co., PA, made his first known appearance in the records at his first marriage in England, in 1697, to Jennet Hartley. [1] The couple received a certificate to move to America in 1698, and the fact that Jennet (Hartley) Baldwin was still alive after the trip to America is proven by her presence as a witness to the 1700 marriage, in America, of Robert Heaton to Jennet’s cousin Grace Pearson, who had in turn witnessed the Baldwin-Hartley marriage in England a few years earlier (and would also witness John Baldwin’s second marriage a few years later). It would seem that Jennet (Hartley) Baldwin did not survive for long after that, and a few years later, John Baldwin married for a second time to Ann Scott, by whom he was ancestor to a large percentage of Quaker Baldwins in the midwest.
Although he had visited America earlier, William Baldwin did not come to America to stay until 1714. The fact that he had a brother named John is clear from his will, which named his brother John “Baldwen” (as the name is often spelled in the early records) as one of his executors. Since John Baldwin of Makefield township came from the same small area of Lancashire as William, and the other known Pennsylvania Quakers named John Baldwin do not make feasible candidates as brothers of William Baldwin, the identity of John Baldwin of Makefield township with William’s brother of the same name is secure.
The parentage of the brothers is more difficult to document, and direct proof of the relationship has not yet been found. However, it is almost certain that they were the sons of John Baldwin of Wheatley, in Pendle Forest, who will be called “John Baldwin Sr.”, to distinguish him from the immigrant, and whose death on 25 twelfth month [February] [2] 1718/9 was recorded by the Marsden Monthly Meeting. It is probable that their mother’s name was Bridget. The evidence for that is as follows:
The birthdates of the three daughters of John Baldwin Sr. match well with the probable birthdates of the immigrants John and William Baldwin.
John Baldwin Sr. was said to be “of Gisborn” (i.e., the parish of Gisburn, co. York), and the 1855 biography of the immigrant William which appeared in The Friend (see below) gives his birthplace as “Gisbourn”.
The same biography of William Baldwin states that he was born “of parents professing the truth” (i.e., Quakers), thus verifying that his parents were members of the Society of Friends.
The records of the Marsden Monthly Meeting show only three Baldwins in a generation older than the two immigrant brothers, of whom two, Anthony and Margaret, brother and sister, both left wills which suggest that they had no children. This leaves John Baldwin Sr. as the only reasonable candidate for the father who appears in the Marsden records.
The residence of “Wheatley” given for John Baldwin Jr. at his first marriage is the same as the residence given for John Baldwin Sr. in his death record.
The immigrant William Baldwin and Elizabeth (Baldwin) Topper were prominent signers of each other’s marriage certificates.
The removal certificate of William “Balwin” to America refers to his parents as being living (“... his aged parents whom he leaves alone, ...”), and the two most prominent signers of that certificate were John “Balwin” and Briget “Balwin”. (William’s brother John was already in America, and was therefore certainly not the man of that name who signed the certificate.)
While none of these pieces of evidence gives direct proof of the relationship, together they make an extremely strong case that John Baldwin Sr. was the father of the two immigrant brothers. Indeed, the words “whom he leaves alone” in William Baldwin’s removal certificate indicate that his parents lived near him (i.e., in Pendle Forest), and we would then expect them to have been members of the Marsden Monthly Meeting. Thus, the lack of any other reasonable candidates for the parents of John and William Baldwin in the Marsden records has strong weight. The parentage of John Baldwin Sr. remains unknown, and the name is too common to identify him among possible baptisms in the area without additional information. One possible clue is presented by two other Baldwin members of the Marsden Monthly Meeting who have no proven connection to John Baldwin Sr., Anthony and Margaret Baldwin, both of whom left wills. Although the possibility remains that they represent a red herring, they still need to be investigated. For an account of Anthony Baldwin and Margaret Baldwin, and transcripts of their wills 
John Baldwin
210 Jonathan Baldwin was born in Guilford County, N.C., Dec. 4, 1815, a son of John and Charlotte (Payne) Baldwin, natives of North Carolina, his father born Nov. 4, 1781, and his mother, Aug. 4, 1778. His parents were married in 1803, and in 1825 came to Wayne County, Ind., and settled in Clay Township. They bought a farm of ninety-three acres and entered a quarter section of wild land, which he gave to his two sons. The father died in 1856 and the mother in 1857. They were members of the Society of Friends. They had a family of nine children. Four are now living, of whom our subject is the next to the oldest. He has lived in Wayne County since ten years of age. He by his own efforts obtained a liberal education and taught school several terms. He was married in 1836 to Mary A., daughter of Jesse Albertson, and a native of Wayne County, born in 1815. Soon after his marriage his father gave him $100, and he entered eighty acres of land in Hamilton County, Ind., where he spent two years. In 1838 he returned to Wayne County and bought a farm in Clay Township. He remained there till 1878, when he moved to a farm two miles from Richmond, and in 1881 to Earlham place, West Richmond, on the land where he now lives. He has always followed farming and stock-raising, and has been very successful. He was a member of the Board of County Commissioners three terms, or nine years. At the June term of Com. Court, 1875, there were thirty-six applicants for a license to retail spirituous liquors. Mr. Baldwin, being conscientiously opposed to a license law, resigned being member of the board rather than grant license under said law. He and his wife reared a family of five children, four of whom are still living, all good citizens of this county. He has been an active member of the Society of Friends many years, and is an enthusiastic worker in the temperance cause.

History of Wayne County, Indiana;
Volume II, (1884)
City of Richmond
p. 154 & 155 
Jonathan Abraham Baldwin
211 BALLINGER-Huguenot ancestry. According to family tradition there were five Ballinger brothers in France, one of whom was burned at the stake and one hanged during the persecutions of the Huguenots. The remaining brothers came to America in 1678. One settled in Virginia, one in Pennsylvania and the third, Henry Ballinger, progenitor of the family in Burlington County, settled in Evesham Township not far from the village of Evesboro. Henry Ballinger married Mary Harding on Ninth month 4th, 1684. A return of survey dated Fourth month, 1684, shows that 262 acres were surveyed for Henry Bailinger "at the Vale of Easham." This farm was located on the road leading from Evesboro to Medford about one and one-half miles east of the former village and is still known locally as the Ballinger farm. Although Henry and Mary Ballinger settled on this tract they apparently lived on the Rancocas for a year or two at least after their marriage. The Meeting record of the birth of their son, Thomas, on Sixth month 13th, 1685 reads, "Thomas Ballinger, son of Henry and Mary Baffinger of Northampton River." Their children were Thomas, John, Joseph, Henry, Elizabeth, Josiah, Amariah and Mary. 
Henry Ballinger
212 New Garden MM Marriage Certificates say:
"Henry Ballinger, Son of Henry Ballinger of West Jersey in ye Government of New York and Hannah Wright daughter of James Wright of Nottingham in ye county of Chester and Province of Pennsylvania.....
18, 6m, their Publick Meeting house in Nottingham Afsd.....
Aron Coppock John Beals Henry Ballinger
Elisha Gatchell Wm Pusey Hannah Ballinger
Messer Browne Sarah Beals James Wright
Henry Reynolds Wm Beals Mary Wright
Joseph Haines John Pusey Mary Wright Jr
Samuell Littler William's Brown Mary Ailes
Hugh Morgan Jeremiah Browne Thomas Bowater
Abraham Hollingsworth Arthur Barrett Phebe Scarlet
James King Enoch Job Alice Mendenhall
Benjamine Chandlee Jacob Haines Sarah Beals
Thomas Hughes Jacob Beals 
Henry J. Ballinger
213 JAMES W. BALLINGER, contractor and builder; West Middleburg: was born at Camden, New Jersey, August 21, 1827 and at the age of 18 came with his parents to Parry Tp. His father, William, and mother, Beulah (Ward), were natives of New Jersey. The subject of our sketch received his education partly here, and partly in his native State, but his present broad and liberal culture comes from assiduous reading, and his keen observation of men and facts. His father by trade was a carpenter, and James when 16 years of age, also began to learn the trade, working for his father for several years after becoming of age. On November 17, 1850, he married Angeline Curl, a sketch of whose father appears in another portion of these biographies, and from this union there were ten children-Warren, Joseph, Bulah, Lewis, James Ward Ballinger
214 A request was received by Fairfield Monthly Meeting in Highland County March 26, 1808 from Sarah Barker Hussey on behalf of her children and herself. The children were listed as "Sarah, Stephen, Mary, Priscilla, William and John," in the church records. Sarah Barker Hussey was received by Fairfield Monthly Meeting on a certificate from Cane Creek Monthly Meeting dated November 5, 1808. Christopher Hussey was received into fellowship April 29, 1809 on a certificate from Clear Creek Monthly Meeting dated September 3, 1808. Sarah Barker
215 II. Mary Barnard, [Sarah,- Jeremiah,] daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Carter) Barnard, was twice married. She first married John Hewes, second son of William* and Mary (Withers) Hewes, of Chichester, 22, 11 mo. 1746-7. He was a Tanner by trade and seems to have resided in Chichester township. He owned land in Chichester, and in Douglass township, Berks county. The will of John Hewes, of Chichester, tanner, is re- corded at West Chester. It was made 2 Feb. 1759, and proven 2 March, 1759. He gave the homestead to his wife Mary during her life time and afterwards to his children Christiana and Jacob; also 200 acres in Douglass township, Berks county, purchased of Thomas Barnard, to his wife until his children became of age or married. Other lands in Chichester and in Berks county were to be sold by the executors. He named as executors his wife and Richard Dutton of Aston. He was born about 1716 and died 1759. He lies buried in the graveyard of Chichester Friends Meeting. Mary (Barnard) Hewes married, as her second husband, Archibald Dick, about the year 1760.

Bi-centenary memorial of Jeremiah Carter, who came to the province of Pennsylvania in 1682, containing a historic-genealogy of his descendants down to the present time (1883)

* William Hewes, the father of John, who may be designated as William, 3d, was the son of William, 2d, and Sarah (Bezer) Hewes, who were married in 1689. This couple were married by Friends' ceremony through permission of Chichester and Concord Monthly meeting; but were first subjected to a very quaint and embarrassing exarhmation, as it was stated that "the young man heretofore has been given to be something wild, he ot late years was become more sober." The full minutes of the proceedings can be found in Dr. Smith's History of Del- aware County, page 175 ; or in Martin's History of Chester, page 406. William Hewes, 2d, was the son of William Hewes, ist, who is supposed, according to Dr. Smith, to have come over with John Fenwick from England in 1675, first settled in Salem county. New Jersey, but afterwards, in 1678-9, he settled in Lower Chichester, where he purchased land of Roger Pedrick. He died about 1698. His wife's name was Deborah. They were both active members of Chichester Meeting--" William, ist, being one of the founders of that meeting. The family tradition states that he came from Wales. He built a brick house in Lower Chichester, and on the sill of the front door the letters W. H. were cut. Sarah Bezer, wife of William, 2d, was the daughter of Edward and Ann Bezer. Mary Withers wife of William, 3d, was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Collet) Withers. William Hewes, 3d, and Mary Withers were married 12, 9 mo. 1713. The following table shows three generations of ancestors of John Hewes.

Source: Bi-centenary memorial of Jeremiah Carter, who came to the province of Pennsylvania in 1682, containing a historic-genealogy of his descendants down to the present time (1883) 
Mary Barnard
216 Thomas Barnard, [Sarah, Jeremiah,] son of Thomas and Sarah (Carter) Barnard, was probably born about 1728, and died in 1770.

He was a tanner by trade. He resided for several years in Berks county, but returned about 1759 to Chester county, and afterward seems to have lived in Chichester
township. In 1764 he was assessed with 100 acres in Upper Chichester; also among other things with 1negro.

He was three times married. In 1754 he married, Sarah Walker, daughter of Thomas Walker, in Berks county. She seems to have died within the next five years. The
Records of Concord Monthly Meeting state that Thomas Barnard brought a little daughter with him from Berks county. Her name is not given, and there seems to be no
mention of her afterwards. She probably died young or

He seems to have married a second wife about 1761, as on 5, 8 mo. 1762, Thomas Barnard (of Chichester Meeting) made an acknowledgement for marriage by a
priest to one not a member. Who she was is not now known, but she seems to have died within a few years.

In 1765 he married, as his third wife, Agnes, (19) daughter of Abraham and Lydia (Clayton) Carter. She was his first cousin, and for this marriage he was disowned by
Friends meeting in 1766.

He died intestate and letters ot Administration on his estate were granted to Archibald Dick, 19 Dec. 1770.
The Administration accounts were filed in 1773.

Child of Thomas, and Agnes (Carter) Barnard.
Isaac d. 1800. 
Thomas Barnard
217 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 1241; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1241241. Maria Dorothea Henrietta (Mary) Bartheldt
218 Barton, Richard Lee 71 March 30, 1941 April 07, 2012 Richard Lee "Dick" Barton, a well-known Portland trial lawyer and former deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, of cancer at OHSU Hospital. His death came following a four-year struggle against renal cell carcinoma. Dick was born March 30, 1941, to Elvin L. and Pauline Barton in Norfolk, Va. In 1943, the family moved to Portland, where Dick later attended Buckman and Catlin Hills grade schools. He graduated in 1958 from Wilson High School. Dick then attended Willamette University in Salem, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He went on to Willamette University College of Law, from which he graduated June 6, 1965, with a J.D. By late September of that year he had gained admission to the Oregon State Bar and been hired by Multnomah County District Attorney George Van Hoomissen as a deputy district attorney. Van Hoomissen said, "Dick Barton was a smart and aggressive prosecutor, but always honest and fair." He recalled that his office had a wealth of bright lawyers during the 1960s, many of them young, adding, "They liked each other, and they had a good time." Van Hoomissen's chief deputy for criminal cases was Des Connall, who was appointed as district attorney in 1970. Connall said of Dick, "I appointed him as chief deputy directly overseeing felony and misdemeanor cases after I was appointed. He was a superb trial lawyer and an excellent manager. He did a fine job for me as chief deputy." Dick built a reputation for winning trials and being a tough negotiator during plea bargaining sessions. Despite having many other talented lawyers around him, he was sufficiently youthful that some of his colleagues referred to him as "the boy wonder." Dick, who had supported Connall's election bid in 1972, left the district attorney's office at the end of that year after Harl Haas won the election. He established a private practice, first with two or three partners, then eventually became a sole practitioner. He did general trial work, including domestic relations and criminal defense cases. Levi Smith, a longtime colleague who occasionally teamed with Dick on criminal defense cases, said, "Dick had a first-rate mind, an ability to analyze cases and blend the facts to form a defense to serve his client." "He was a bulldog," said Kim Lusck, another Portland lawyer, "a very tenacious, thorough and well-respected trial lawyer." Dick was president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association in the early 1980s, and served on a number of Oregon State Bar committees. But the committee Dick cared most about, Lusk said, was the State Lawyers Assistance Committee. The committee helps lawyers impaired by alcohol or drugs find a path to recovery, and also seeks to protect the public served by such lawyers. Portland businessman Pat Lockhart, who became acquainted with Dick in 1965, who became acquainted with Dick in 1965, said, "He was just a really good lawyer-a good prosecutor and defense lawyer … I've been a client. The main thing to me is how many people he has helped." One person Dick helped was a woman soldier in the U.S. Army who was deployed to Iraq in 2003. She had lost contact with her husband and young son and was unable to get compassionate leave to deal with the situation. Dick, a former Army reservist, learned of the case through the bar's Military Assistance Panel. He helped track down the husband and the boy, and to gain custody rights for the mother. He also handled her divorce case. Dick was one of several Oregon lawyers cited in an Oregon State Bar Bulletin article as examples of lawyers working pro bono (without compensation and for the public good) to help people, thorough the bar panel, with their legal problems. In 2004, Dick retired, then for about two years served as a temporary circuit judge for Washington County. On Aug. 5, 1978, Dick married Donna Lounsberry in Portland. Beginning in the early 1980s, they traveled widely until shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer. Among his favorite sports were Ireland and Italy and the cities of Istanbul and Amsterdam. Besides travel, Dick's interests included history, particularly World War II, and music. Survivors include his wife; two sons from a previous marriage, Richard Lee "Rick" Barton (companion, Candase) and Robert T. Barton (wife, Dannae); brother, Tom Barton; and several cousins. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the American Cancer Society of the Oregon Humane Society. For more information on the memorial service, go to - See more at: Richard Lee Barton
219 BARTON-Thomas Barton, a signer of the "Concessions and Agreements" arrived from England in 1679. On October 24th, 1680, a tract containing 100 acres was surveyed for him on the northern side of Assiscunk Creek near the village of Jacksonville. He married Ann Borton, daughter of John and Ann Borton, the progenitors of the Borton family in Burlington County on Tenth month 8th, 1681 and doubtless settled on this tract. Their children were Edward, Thomas and John. The Bartons living in or near Moorestown are descended from Edward who married Sarah Day on Ninth month 21st,1706 or John, who married Ann Butcher in 1709. Thomas,who died in his 21st year was not married. 
Thomas Barton
220 Fleming Bates, of Prince William County, son of Benjamin and Hannah Bates, of York County, and Unity Crew, daughter of Micajah and Margaret Crew, of Hanover County, were married at Cedar Creek 11-16-1803.
The following witnesses signed the marriage certificate : Micajah Crew, Benj. Crew, Lemuel Crew, Walter Crew, Nicholas Crew, Micajah Crew, Jr., Daniel Couch Samuel Johnson, Joshua Crew, David Evans, Thomas Hatton, Littleberry Crew, Thomas Stanley, Sr.,
Joshua Stanley, Isaac Ratcliff, Thomas Stanley, Thomas Hatton, Jr., Catlett Jones, Clarke Moorman, Waddy Stanley, Thomas Stanley, Jr., James Cowgill, Thomas Harris, Margaret Crew, Tabitha Crew, Unity Ladd, Deborah Harris, Eliza E. Pleasants, Mary Hatton, Eachel Moorman, Margaret Ratcliff, Susannah Hatton, Sarah Jones, Sarah Richardson, Martha Eichardson, Margaret Crew, Louisa Storrs, Jane Brooks, Charlotte Cowgill, Marianna L.Pleasants. 
Fleming Bates
221 They moved to Opeckan, Frederick Co. VA by 1744 where John bought 165 acres on Mills Creek from John Mills, Jr.. This land is now in Berkeley
Co. VA. He was survived by his widow who married next in 1745 to Alexander Underwood at Monocacay Meeting and died December 26, 1777 in
Wellsville, York Co., Pennsylvania. 
John Beals, II
222 (From THE EMPORIA GAZETTE, January 30, 1946)
Dies At Sterling. Mrs Lydia Jane Williams, formerly of Americus, and sister of Enosand John Beals, of Emporia, died recently at Sterling, after suffering a broken hip several weeks before. She was 76 years old. Funeral services and burial were held in Sterling. Mrs Williams was born in Americus February 18, 1869, a daughterof the late Mr and Mrs Nathan Beals. She married the late Charles Williams June 11, 1891 and moved from Americus to Wichita in 1904. In 1919 the family moved to Scott county, where Mr. Williams died in 1925. In 1927, she went toSterling She was a member of the Friends church. Mrs Williams is survived by her son, Henry Williams, Sterling; a sister, Mrs John Delzell, Lindsay, Calif.; four brothers, Enos Beals and John Beals, Emporia; Thomas Beals, Oskaloosa; and Addison Beals, Durango,Colo.; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. 
Lydia Jane Beals
223 (Research):Thomas Beals and Sarah Antrim had declared marriage intentions in Virginia, most likely at Hopewell MM, where their early books were lost in a fire in 1795. They were married in Prince Georges MM in Virginia, when that MM was established and set off from Hopewell MM, Virginia, they were automatically transferred to Fairfax MM 1745-6. Thomas Beals remained in Prince George Co., MD un their four oldest children were granted certificates to Carvers MM, Bladen Co., NC , from there transferred to Cane Creek MM, Orange Co., NC when Cane Creek MM was set up, 7 Oct 1751 and were c Guilford Co., North Carolina) was set up in 1754, the family was transferred to that MM, never having moved from their original settlement. Thomas Beals
224 Thomas Beals was born in March 1719, in Chester Co., Pennsylvania and later moved with his family to Cane Creek, North Carolina. At the age of 29 he entered the ministry while in New Garden, North Carolina ca 1748. Thomas Beals visited Ohio in 1775 and made several missionary trips among the Indians and few white settlers.
On one of his first attempts to reach Ohio territory in 1775, Beals, along with a party of friends, were arrested by solders at a fort near Clinch Mountain and accused of aiding the hostile Indians, which were considered allies with the British and therefore a treasonable offence. While waiting to be executed Beals was asked to preach a sermon, and the sermon was so eloquent that he was released and a young soldier, Beverly Milner was converted.
Twenty-four years after his first visit, Thomas Beals and his family and a company of Friends moved to Quaker Bottoms, from Blue Stone, Virginia. and in the spring of 1801 he and his family and friends settled on Salt Creek, , near the present site of the village of Adelphi, Ohio. He died on August 28th of the same year at the age of 82 years. His widow, Sarah, died July 7, 1813, at the age of 89, at Fairfield, Highland Co., Ohio. 
Thomas Beals
225 (Research):From Charles Elmer Bales, 1931, Lineage of the Bales Family (compiled by Thomas D. Hamm) -- William Beals, born about 1747 in Frederick Co., Virginia, died in Chatham Co., North Carolina, in the summer of 1814. He was married first, 10th Mo.19, 1769 at New Garden to Rachel Green, daughter of James and Mary (Harry) Green. Rachel was born in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, about 1749 and died in Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1799. William and Rachel lived at Center until about 1786, when they became the founders, along with various fellow Quakers, of the Quaker community of East Tennessee. After the death of his first wife, William married in Guilford Co., Sep. 30, 1803, Rachel Johnson, daughter of Tarlton and Sarah (Mills) Johnson.
She was born in Guilford Co, North Carolina on, 3rd Mo. 6, 1770 and died in Wayne Co., Indiana, 10th Mo. 20, 1837. After his second marriage, William lived in Guilford and Randolph Counties in North Carolina. By 1810 he was living in Chatham Co. Rachel (Green) Beals is probably buried in the Lost Creek Friends Burying Ground in Jefferson Co., Tennessee; William Beals at the Rocky River Friends Burying Ground in Chatham Co., North Carolina; and Rachel (Johnson) Beals in the West River Friends Cemetery in Wayne Co., Indiana 
William Beals
226 (Research):"I Edward Beeson of Nottingham, being laid on a bed of sickness and not knowing how the lord may dispose of me as to my natural life therfore I do make this my last will and testment and does declare all other will or wills made or done by me to be void and of none effect, first my will is that I be decently buried and my funeral expenses and all debts be duly paid, 2ly, I give to my son Edward & heirs 142 acres & half of land lying by Nessamoney, 3rdly, I give unto my son Richard & his heirs one tract of Laqnd Laying near Southampton in the county of Bucks, containing 290 acres, 4ly, I give to my son Richard & his heirs one tract of Liberty Land containing 25 acres, Laying on Sculkill, 5ly I give to my son William my west Loot Laying in Notingham, also I give unto lhim 48 pounds which my executors is to lay out for him in building him a house & buying him such necessaryes as they may see most needful for him for making a plantation, also I give unto llhim all my wearing apparell except two great coats, which two coats I give to Edward & Richard, Edward is to have which he pleased, also I give to my son William one coat of the Carsey that is at the weavers, also my will is that if my son William should dy wisthout ishew Lawfully begotten, then the land is to go to the Lawful heirs. 6ly, I give to my daughter Ann Cloud, twenty pounds, 7ly my will is that after my former wifes children have had their portions, that all my personal estate be divided betwixt my widow and my daughter Elizabeth according to a Law. 8ly, my will is that my widow shall have the plantation whereon I live with all the profits thereof during her widdowhood or natural life & after my widows marrying of decease, thin I give it to my daughter Elizabeth & her heirs. 9ly, my will is that my executors & heirs shall have all that land which I have purchased of Daniel Wharley & by warrant to me by the commissioners bearing the date of, 14th day of Sept., 1709 to dispose of as they see occasion, and I desire yt my wife shall give to the child yt she is now great with, if it should live when born, 40 pounds and lastley for a full and dinal performance of this will I do by these presents make & ordain my dear and well beloved wife and son Richard the sole executors of this my last will and Testament os witness my had & seal this twentieth of the sixth month, called August 1712."

Signed Sealed and Delivered before us.
Edward Beeson (Seal)
Andrew Job
James King
Chester County, S. S.:" 
Edward Beeson
227 Came to America from Stoke England with William Penn. In the early spring of 1700, Edward Beeson with ten other men joined with William Penn to survey the southern part of his PA Concession. They laid out a tract known as the Notthingham Lotts in Chester County.
In 1769 when the Mason Dixon Line was established, these lots became a part of Cecil County, MD. Edward Beeson drew Lot No. 18 consisting of 1000 acres near the southwest corner of the Nottingham Lotts (a plot of land ten miles long, east and west, by three miles wide, north and south.)

He built on the lot and moved his family there from NewCastle Co., DE.
Edward Beeson is believed to have first married Rachel Pennington, a half sister of the wife of William Penn.

They had children: Edward, Richard, William and Ann. His second wife Elizabeth he married near 1710. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, born about 1712 and Rachel, born after his death. 
Edward Beeson
228 (Research):Biography

Isaac Beeson, builder of the Beeson House, moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1758 from Virginia where he had been an active member of the Hopewell Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends. As Quakers in good standing, Beeson and his wife Phoebe Stroud brought with them certificates of transfer, and on June 24 they were received at the New Garden Meeting.
Richard, Charity, and Isaac Beeson led the movement to formally organize the Deep River Meeting in 1778 For a number of years previously, the Friends had met in Richard and Charity's home a few miles distant from the eventual site of the meeting house Upon his parents deaths, Isaac continued their efforts to establish and support a school for the children of Deep River Friends.
In 1757, Isaac Beeson purchased 480 acres on an eastern fork of Deep River from William Shapperd There, a few miles northwest of his father's home, Isaac built a small log house for his family That structure stood immediately behind the present house and later was used as a kitchen At some point a breezeway was constructed to connect the old house (kitchen) to the main house, and that architectural feature survived. Foundation remains of the old house can still be seen under the present kitchen.
By 1787 Isaac Beeson had become a prominent Guilford County landowner and had risen in social status as far as his Quaker heritage would permit His income was derived from livestock and grain production, but his religious beliefs prohibited ownership of slaves. Those same religious convictions had forced him to take a nonmilitaristic position in the American Revolution, but he had served the patriotic cause by hiring out his wagons and by supplying field troops with beef and other foods.
The discovery of a brick dated 1787 suggests that Beeson either began or completed the house in that year. family record passed down through generations states that the bricks used in the construction were made in the area along the river bank a few hundred yards northwest of the house.
Isaac and Phoebe Beeson were parents of twelve children, ten of whom survived their father who died in 1802. Two sons, Richard and Benjamin, were disowned by the Quaker meeting for marrying out of the faith, which may partially account for Isaac, Jr inheritance of "all the land where I now live with all the buildings thereto belonging at the decease or marriage of my wife.
ALTERNATE BIRTHDATE : March 1, 1729 in Chester Co, Pa 
Isaac Beeson
229 (Research):Richard Beeson, son of Edward Beeson, Sr., married Charity Grubb ca. 1706. It may be that Richard and Charity first settled in the vicinity of North Wales in Montgomery County, Pa., but with the death of Edward Beeson, Sr., they relocated at Nottingham. Although Richard and Charity may neither have been birthright Friends, they became very active Quaker leaders in their adult lives. They lived at Nottingham ca. 1712 to 1732 or 1733. Then they moved to the new Friends settlement on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster, Pa. and were members of Leacock Friends Meeting until 1736 when they moved to Berkeley County, now in West Virginia, and helped organize a Meeting known as Providence, which was a subordinant Meeting of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, centered at Hopewell Meeting near Winchester, Virginia. By 1754 Richard and Charity and a number of their family were on the move again to the North Carolina Piedmont. Richard and Charity again helped to organize a new Meeting, which became Center Friends Meeting in Guilford County, North Carolina. Richard Beeson
230 Richard Beeson and his wife, Charity Grubb (b. 9th Mo. 29, 1687 in
Brandywine, New Castle, Del/PA d. 11th Mo., 27, 1761 in Guilford Co., NC)
were very well-known and active members (and missionaries) of the Quaker
church. Charity Grubb was the dtr of John and Frances (Vane) Grubb.
Richard and Charity helped form Hopewell Meeting in Virginia and were
among the earliest members of New Garden Meeting in Guilford Co., NC.
They both remained in Guilford Co. until their deaths. 
Richard Beeson
231 (Research):Sometime after 1704, when his son Charles' baptism was recorded in Trefeglwys Parish, Richard became a member of the Society of Friends - a "Quaker." Richard Benbow's name appears subsequently in the records of Dolobran Meeting, and his home was used as a local meeting place during those years. Susanna became a prominent Quaker in the area, particularly after her husband's death. While all Benbow families in this area were probably kin, the departure of Richard from the Church of England caused problems in the relationships between the Anglican and Quaker cousins. Some Christian names, such as Richard and Charles, appear in both lines, and it is difficult to sort these out without a careful eye. We are indebted to cousin Ronald Morris, who is a historian by profession, for the invaluable information he has given us about this family, who are also his own ancestors, as he descends from Richard's son John.

Richardus Benbowe
232 There is no record of his death. In 1713 his home became the Meeting Place for Quakers, and his widow married Edward Jennings, another prominent Quaker. Richardus Benbowe
233 From: "TDH"
Date: 10/05/2003 01:36 PM
Subject: Samuel & Sarah (Weed) Benedict

Found your request for information on those listed on the below site:

The dates you have posted are correct, however both Samuel & Sarah (Weed) Benedict died in Ashville, NY not Stamford, CT as you posted. Samuel and Sarah are buried in the Ashville Cemetery (also known as Maple Grove) Ashville, NY (Chautauqua County).
I have personally visited the cemetery and my husband is a descendant from the two individuals listed.
From the book, "Soldiers of the American Revolution" ref: Samuel Benedict --
He served in Col. Philip Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth Brigade, also in Capt. Reuben Scofield's Company, Connecticut Militia. He is mentioned as a pensioner in the census of 1840, aged 87, residing with William Dean in the town of Harmony.[Chautauqua County] His wife, Sarah, died March 17, 1845, aged 90 years, and is buried beside him.
(William Dean was the 2nd husband of their daughter, Rebecca (Benedict) Brown Dean. My husband descends from Rebecca & her first husband, Samuel Brown).
If I can be of any further help, let me know.
Terry Heismann 
Samuel Benedict
234 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1037; Family History Film: 1255037; Page: 340A; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 0270.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289. 
Jesse Maris Bennett
235 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: M653_993; Page: 190; Image: 387; Family History Library Film: 803993. Wilson Bennett
236 Biographical Sketch of the John Bevan; Delaware County, Pennsylvania

"John Bevan or John Ap, as he was sometimes called, was born in Glamouganshire,
Wales in 1646, one of 5 children. His parents, who were wealthy, died while he
was quite young. Being the heir, when he arrived at age he found himself in
possession of a large estate, while his brothers were unprovided for -his only
sister being dead. His strong sense of justice at once induced him to portion
all his brothers and to give them a helpful subsistence in the world. He
married in 1665, , to a strict member of the established church, who when her
husband had shown a disposition to become a Quaker, was distressed, and felt it
to be her duty to interpose her serious objections. They argued the question
without result; but the indiscretion of the priest, in pronouncing the sentence
of excommunication, without previous notice, against the husband in the presence
of the wife, so shocked her feelings as to nearly making her faint away, and
after a time made her willing unto the work of Salvation"...they both became
In 1683, John Bevan and his family moved to PA, and settled either in Merion
of Haverford, his land being located in both twps. He had been a pillar of the
meeting he left, and was equally so of Haverford meeting, which he aided in
establishing, and which was frequently held at his house.
He had 4 children married in PA. His daughter Jane, to John Wood of Darby
in 1687; his daughter Elizabeth to Joseph Richardson of Philadelphia in 1697; in
1696 has son Evan to Eleanor Wood of Darby, 1693; and one other."
Aubrey Bevan, son of Evan and Eleanor, b June 1705, m Ann Davis of Darby,
1732. They had 6 children; Mary b 4-4-1733 m Nathaniel Forbes, d Germantown 2-
22-1817. Katharine b Chester 3-16-1734 d 3-1744; Tacy b
12-12-1736 m Thomas Pryor of Philadelphia. Davis b. Chester, 8-16-1738 m Agnes
Cowpland, dau of David Cowpland 6-12-1760 d 3-30-1818; Jane b 7-1741 d 9-11-
1742; Alice b 10-24-1743 d 11-15-1743.
Davis had 6 children; Anne b 6-5-1751 m Capt Matthew Lawler,
afterwards Mayor of Philadelphia, d Cincinnati Mar 25, 1835; David b 12-28-1763,
m Jane Shaw, widow d 8-21-1812. Aubrey b 12-31-1765.
Isabella b 3-16-1767 d 4-6-1822. Tacy Anna b 11-15-1774 m George Stacey d
Philadelphia 4-22-1831, and Matthew Lawler Bevan b. 8-23-1779, m Deborah -. 
John Bevan
237 (Research):The following are notes taken from a small black notebook written by Arthur the Eldest son of Joseph Storrs Bevington and refer to this John son of William.
The Friends testimony relating to John Bevington of Ettington, who died in 1755 informs us: That in his early years he began to run in the paths of virtue and righteousness, and being of a cheerful, active, generous temper, quick of apprehension and of sound judgment, he became more than ordinarily useful in his generation as a man, as well as, though Devine favour as a Christian and a Minister. In his public testimony he was considered, sound, as from one whose lips had been touched by a live coal from the altar. He travelled much in the Ministry in England, Scotland and Ireland. Buried in F.B.G. Ettington 
John Bevington
238 (Research):Two children by first marriage, Elizabeth (1744), John (1745/6) John Bevington
239 JOHN BEVINGTON Born 21 April 1721 died 26th June 1772, a Mercer by trade - a dealer in cloth. He married Elizabeth Wills on 21st April 1742 then Martha Bright on 4th March 1749 and has children with both wives. (see below) Martha was from Foleshill Warks, but was also said to be from Chalbury - John Bevington
240 LDS FILM # 0098342 gives the Last Will and Testament of John Bevington who died 15th December 1755

Be it remembered that I John Bevington of Eatington in the County of Warwick, Maltster, being in health and haveing my Common Memory and understanding. Blessed be God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. that is to say my Worldly estate whereof I am now possessed imprimus all that my estate in Eatington aforesaid and the Libertyes thereof Consisting of my Dwelling House Malthouse Stables outhouses garden Backsides two Orchards Called by the names of the upper and loer orchard and one Rose or inclosed Ground Called the further Rose with four yard land and all its appurtainces lying Dispercedly in the open and Common fields of Eatington aforesaid as also one Dwelling house with a shop and outhouses with an orchard and Garden Hereunto belonging now in the possession or occupation of my son John Bevington. All these my several houses orchards Roses & Estate with all their appurtainces I give and Bequeath unto my son Jeffery Bevington in trust. Nevertheless and with full confidence that he my son Jeffery do pay or cause to be paid all my lawful debts and funeral Expenses and I do hereby authorise my son Jeffery and his heirs with full power either to sell Mortgage or Sell all or any part of my Estate herein before exprest for the payment and discharge of all my lawful Debts as aforesaid---- Item: I give and bequesth unto my Sons and Daughters after named to Wit JOHN BEVINGTON OF EATINGTON, MERCER, TIMOTHY BEVINGTON OF WORCESTER, GLOVER, SAMUEL BEVINGTON OF LONDON, TINMAN, SARAH BEVINGTON OF LONDON, ANN BEVINGTON OF EATINGTON, WIDOW (Ann is the second wife of John's son William who gave birth to Mary two years before the death of William) and my granddaughter Mary Bevington, Daughter of the said Ann Bevington, and unto each of them Respectively the sum of One Shilling of lawful Mony of England to be paid unto Each of them within one month after my Decease. Item I give and bequeath all my household Goods Malt Ca-- Debts & Credits of what nature or Kind soever with Whatsoever I may Die posessed off Either in Eatington aforesaid or any of the Countys adjacent in the like Confidence of trust for the Payment & Discharge of my Lawful Debts in Case my Real Estate above Mentioned Given to him for that End. Do not Prove sufficient to Discharge the same, unto my son Jeffery Bevington and I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my said son Jeffery Bevington Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Revoking and Makeing utterly void all former Wills by me Made hereby Declaring this to be My last Will and Testament sealed with My Seal and signed by me this Ninth Day of the first Month Called January in the year 1755.

Signed and Sealed by the Testator before us
Who in his Presence & at his Request Do hear
Wittness to the signeing & Sealing hereof.

Edward Taylor John Bevington
Samuel Deen
Thomas Taylor 
John Bevington
Dear Father, Eatington, y 17th of y« 6th month, 1750.

By these please to understand that I receved thine and have diligently observed the Contents ; am very much obliged to thee for thy paternal care and affection for me. I sincerely desire I may be so preserved in my conduct as to make a waise choice in a matter of so great importance. I belive he is a sober young man, but must confess there is some objections, which cannot be easeily removed; however, shall leave it to further consideration. We thro' mercy are Indiferent well. I have not much to add but dear love and duty to thee, and remain.

Thy dutyfull daughter,

Sarah Bevington.'
' Sarah Bevington married George Beckitt on March 30, 1756. 
Sarah Bevington
242 The Last Will and Testament of William dated 7th October 1721 and proved 31st May 1722
I William Bevington of Upper Eatington in the County of Warwick, Yeoman, being of sound mind etc. I give unto my son John Bevington all that bay of building being now in my possession and being -- part of the messuage wherein my son John now inhabits situate in Eatington also that orchard belonging to the said messuage called the upper orchard and half of the garden belonging to the said messuage also all those several Rudges and Selions of land lying in the open and common fields lyber-- and precincts of Upper Eatington conteining by estimacon two yard land lying in part of --- said field called the Eighth Hyde and one land in the Sixth Hyde all now is the possession of the ---- John his undertenants or assignes and also all other lands tenements of me the said William Bevington in Upper Eatington. To have and to hold until my said son John Bevington and his heires -- ever, Provided that my son John shall pay the severall hereinafter mentioned.
I give unto my grand-daughter Mary Bevington, daughter of my son William Bevington (deceased) One Hundred and Fifty Pounds to be paid to her as soon as she attain 21 years
The following are notes taken from a small black notebook written by Arthur Bevington, who was the eldest son of Joseph Storrs Bevington 1834 - 1939.
The Father - WILLIAM BEVINGTON 1642 - 8th September 1721
"He was, whilst a boy, convinced of the principles of the Friends by the preaching of George Fox. While giving thanks before supper, at Lamcoat Farm House, near Ettington in the year 1661, which was called preaching at a conventicle, he was with 10 others arrested and taken to Warwick Jail. He must have been detained there for over 10 years, as his name appears in the pardon granted on the `13th September, 1672 for those in prison on religious grounds."

William Bevington
243 EDWARD BEZER, (330), was doubtless a native of County Wilts, England, Wiltshire Friends records contain entries of his marriage, and births of four of their children. Edward Bezer, of Cannings, and Ann Fry,(*) of Blackland, were married 8 mo. 28, 1664. Their residence at the birth of their first two children is given as Bishops Cannings, and at the birth of the second two as Rowde, which is a few miles distant. They removed to Pennsylvania about 1683, and in 1686 settled in Bethel township, Chester county. In an early list of landowners of Chester county, Edward Bezer is set down as the owner of two 500 acres tracts. He was by trade a mason, and in religion a consistent member of the Society of Friends. In accordance with a late order that Friends should produce certificates, Edward Bezer (& Robert Pyle) "give this meeting satisfaction by a Sertificate & testimony of friends of their honest conversation from whence they came," at Concord Monthly Meeting, 10 mo. 12, 1687. Meetings were sometimes held at his house in Bethel. Edward Bezer
244 Ashbel Binford (1803-1860) was a son of Joshua and Lydia Binford. He was born in North Carolina in 1803 and came with his parents to Rush County, Indiana in 1826. He married Avis Edgerton in 1832 at Duck Creek Meeting House in Henry County. She was a daughter of Reuben and Patience Edgerton and was born in 1814. She died in 1834 and is buried at Walnut Ridge. He married second to Gulielma Symons in 1837 at Milford Meeting in Wayne County. She was born in 1805 and was a daughter of Abram and Mary Symons. He married third to Lavina (Harrell) Binford, a daughter of Charles and Rachel Harrell and the widow of Asa Binford, in 1859 at Westland Meeting in Hancock County. She was born in 1825. Ashbel Binford
245 Benajah Binford (1790-1858) was born in 1790 in North Carolina. He was a son of James and Hannah (Crew) Binford. He married Judith Binford, his first cousin and a daughter of John and Martha Binford, in 1811. For marrying his first cousin, he was disowned by Jack Swamp Monthly Meeting, but he was readmitted to membership the same year. In 1826 they removed from Rich Square Monthly Meeting to Duck Creek Monthly Meeting in Henry County, Indiana, though they actually settled in what is now Ripley Township, Rush County. They were early members of Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting. Benajah died in 1858, and Judith died in 1871. Both are buried in the Walnut Ridge Burying Ground. Benajah Binford
246 Huldah Binford, second child and first daughter of Anthony Binford, married by Quaker Ceremony
On June 18, 1700, William Ladd, son of John Ladd, who on September 24, 1667 was granted 7,524 acres
of land in Lower Norfolk Co, Virginia. The descendants of this couple are numerous. Their son James
Ladd had three children who married Binfords. Reference: Binford Family Genealogy compiled by Mary L
Bruner LDS 929.273 B512 4/ 7 /1700 Huldah Binford, Merchant's Hope married William Ladd. Hinshaw's
Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy vol. VI p. 158_Huldah belonged, in 1700, to Merchant's Hope (Binfords) Meeting, in present Prince George County (taken from that part of Charles City County lying south of the James River in 1702). On June 3, 1753, the widow Huldah B. Ladd, a member of Wainoke Meeting, suffered the seizure of two cows for failure to pay the parish tithe. On September 1, 1753, she held a Friends meeting in her home in Charles City County. It is believed that the father of Huldah was
Anthony Binford of Lower Norfolk Co. (now City of Chesapeake) and that her brother was James Anthony.
* Married: 18 JUN 1700 in Henrico MM, Lower Norfolk Co, VA _* Marriage Ending Status: Divorce_
[Bonnie Hamilton.FTW] 4/7 /1700 Huldah Binford, Merchant's Hope married William Ladd. Hinshaw's
Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy vol. VI p. 158

Huldah married William Ladd son of John Ladd and Mary on 18 Jun 1700 in Henrico MM, Lower Norfolk Co, VA. William was born in Aug 1679 in Curles, Henrico Co, VA. He died on 27 Nov 1751 in Wainoak, VA. 
Huldah Binford
247 James Ladd Binford (1787-1862) was born in 1787 in Northampton County, North Carolina and was a son of James and Hannah (Crew) Binford. He married Mary at Wayne Oak Monthly Meeting in Virigina in 1812. After her death he married Jane Binford at Burleigh Monthly Meeting in Virginia in 1823. Jane was a daughter of Chappell and Martha Binford. They removed to Rush County, Indiana in 1826. They were members of Walnut Ridge Meeting. James died in 1862. Jane died in 1867. Both are buried in the Walnut Ridge Burying Ground. James Ladd Binford
248 John Binford (b. 1812) was a son of Benajah and Judith (Binford) Binford. He was born in 1812 in Northampton County, North Carolina. He came to Rush County, Indiana in 1826 with his parents. He married Mary Moon in 1839 at Walnut Ridge Meeting House. She was born in 1820 and was a daughter of Jeremiah and Rachel Moon. In 1851 they removed to East Grove Monthly Meeting in Iowa. John Binford
249 «b»John H. Binford biography
In the memorial annals of Hancock county few names stand out with greater distinctness than that of the late John H. Binford, educator, lawyer, historian and financier, who for years occupied a position of prominence and influence in the social, cultural and commercial circles of this community. A native of this county, he spent the most of his life here and was ever devoted to the promotion of the best interests of the community to which he was so fondly attached. In 1882 Mr. Binford compiled and published a history of Hancock county, which still stands as an enduring monument to his memory-an invaluable contribution to local letters. Into that notable labor of love Mr. Binford poured the ripest fruits of his rich and varied experience and in thus preserving the results of his long and painstaking research into the musty records of the past performed a most notable service in behalf of the people of this county. Covering the period from the first settlement of Hancock county in 1818 to the year 1882, Mr. Binford's history was a complete, accurate and concise record of the chief events which had marked the progress of civilization hereabout from wilderness days and it stands today as an authoritative work along that line. It was a large undertaking successfully carried out and those books today are cherished and highly prized by all who are fortunate enough to have a copy of the same in their libraries.

John H. Binford was born on a pioneer farm in Blue River township, this county, April 13, 1844, son of Robert and Martha (Hill) Binford, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of Indiana. Robert Binford was born in Northampton county, North Carolina, July 2, 1813, and was thirteen years old when he came with his parents to Indiana, the family settling in Blue River township, this county, and there he grew to manhood, doing well his part in the work of developing the pioneer home farm. He married Martha Hill, who lived over in the neighboring county of Rush, where she was born, daughter of John Hill, a pioneer citizen of that county, and where she lived until her marriage. After his marriage Robert Binford established his home on a farm in Blue River township, this county, and there he spent the rest of his life, his death occurring on February 2, 1884, he then being seventy-one years of age. His wife also was past seventy years of age at the time of her death.

Reared on the home farm in Blue River township, John H. Binford received his elementary education in the early district schools of that neighborhood, supplementing the same by a course of one year in Earlham College, at Richmond, which he entered in 1862, at the age of eighteen. He then began his long and useful career as a teacher, his first school being the Hopewell school, in his home township, receiving seventy-five dollars for the three-months' term. He continued teaching and attending school for a few years and then entered the National Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, from which he presently was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science. His health becoming impaired about that time, Mr. Binford sought relief in the South and there was engaged as principal of the graded schools of Little Rick,, Arkansas. During his service there Mr. Binford did much toward the elevation of educational standards in that state and was chiefly instrumental in the organization of the first county teachers' association in that state and in founding the Arkansas State Teachers' Association. He also was twice elected delegate to the conventions of the National Education Association, the meetings of which on those occasions were held at Trenton, New Jersey, and Ithaca, New York. Upon his return to Indiana Mr. Binford was given charge of the schools at Newport and soon thereafter was appointed superintendent of schools for Hancock county. During that incumbency of two years he was appointed, in 1874, assistant attorney-general in and for Hancock county. It was during that time that he organized and conducted Hancock county's first normal school. In 1875 he was appointed deputy county treasurer for the townships of Blue River, Brandywine, Center and the city of Greenfield and in that same year was elected principal of the Greenfield public schools, a position he held for two years, during which time he instituted many valuable reforms in the local school system and gave an impetus to the work of the schools which is felt to this day.

In the meantime Mr. Binford's natural inclinations had long been turning him in the direction of the law and he had been sedulously reading law in his home. In 1877 he quit the school room and gave himself up to the pursuit of the law as a profession. Entering the law office of New & Barrett at Greenfield he made rapid advancement under that able preceptorship and was soon admitted to the bar. Not long thereafter he was appointed head of the law department of the Montgomery County Normal College and was there engaged in teaching law for one year, at the end of which time he returned to Greenfield and opened an office for the practice of his profession and thus continued in active practice the rest of his life. In addition to his legal practice Mr. Binford also became extensively engaged in the brokerage and banking business and was very successful in that line, becoming one of the wealthiest and most influential financiers in this county. For years Mr. Binford had been interested in historical research work along local lines and had been painstakingly compiling the data on which was based his notable "History of Hancock County," published in 1882. In many other ways Mr. Binford made his presence felt in good ways hereabout and there was a general feeling of real loss in the community when he died on April 20. 1912.

John H. Binford was twice married, his first marriage taking place in Wayne county, this state, on June 26, 1873, when he married Lucy Coggeshall, who was born in that county on May 2, 1852, and who died in September, 1889. To that union six children were born, namely; Gertrude, born on April 9, 1874, now deceased; Edgar A., November 26, 1875, deceased; Robert J., March 31, 1879, a lieutenant of infantry in the United States army; Paul F., December 31, 1880, a well-known lawyer of Greenfield; Frank L., May 11, 1886, of Indianapolis, and Florence, January 4, 1889, who married David C. McCutcheon and is living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On March 25, 1891, John H. Binford married, secondly, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, Florence Clark, who was born in that city on December 29, 1854, daughter of John H. and Marian (Shippy) Clark. To John H. and Florence (Clark) Binford two children were born, John Clark and Morton C.

source: History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 1131-1133.

source: History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 872-873. 
John H. Binford
250 Died,\emdash On the morning of the 26th ult., at her residence in Rush county, Indiana, Martha, wife of Joseph Oliver Andrews, and daughter of Micajah Binford, in the 23d year of her age; a member of Walnut Ridge Monthly Meeting. The Christian fortitude with which this dear young Friend was enabled to bear the protracted illness, which was, we trust, in mercy meted out to her, gave evidence that while in health she had not been indifferent to a preparation for eternity. Before her close she was enabled to raise her feeble voice in praises to her Father in Heaven, for all his merciful dealings with her.

The Friends Review:a religious, literary and miscellaneous journal, Volume 4 
Martha Binford

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