The Family Puzzles - Demystified (Sort of)


Matches 251 to 300 of 1877

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251 (Research):Micajah Binford, was born in Northampton County, North Carolina, March 14, 1783, He was the son of James and Hannah (Crew) Binford. In North Carolina he married Sarah Patterson in 1804. He attended the very common schools in North Carolina. The children of this union were: William, Micajah C., Rebecca, married Thomas Jessop; Anna, married Henry Winslow. His wife having died, he, in 1820, married it Miss Morris. The children of this marriage were: Sarah, married Joseph Young; Marion, married Joseph Butler; Martha, married Oliver Andrews; Margaret, married Joseph Butler: Miriam, married Jesse M. Pitts.
In 1826, in the spring, he left North Carolina with his family, tarried three months in Belmont County, Ohio, and the same year he arrived in Ripley Township, and moved onto the land he had just entered from the government. His family lived in a tent until he had his cabin ready for occupancy. He had a section of land to open and develop. He assisted in building the first meeting house at Walnut Ridge, and the first school house. He was a farmer and a respected citizen. March 25, 1865, he died after a very brief illness. He was a member of the Friends' Church, and a Republican. Micajah C. Binford, son of Micajah and Sarah (Patterson) Binford, was born July 14, 1812, in Northampton County, North Carolina.

At the age of fourteen he came with his father's family to Indiana, attended school at Walnut Ridge in Ripley Township, and passed his boyhood in assisting his father in opening up the farm. On the 22nd day of September, 1836, Micajah married Susannah Bundy, daughter of Josiah and Mary (Morris) Bundy. Her parents came from North Carolina and settled in Wayne County, Ind. Susannah was born there and removed with her parents to Ripley Township where her parents resided until they died The place is now owned by Sarah Jane Bundy and her children. Micajah and Susannah began housekeeping on the farm where both now reside, and have continuously for fifty-one years. The old cabin in which they first lived is still in existence. They are the parents of: Ruth, William P., Josiah, Levi and Micajah M. Mr. Binford is a farmer and has made a success of it. He has settled up numerous estates to the satisfaction of all concerned; was Clerk of the Friends' monthly meeting at Walnut Ridge for twenty-one years; is a member of the Society of Friends, and in politics is a third party Prohibitionist. Micajah M. Binford, son of Micajah and Susannah (Bundy) Binford, Was born December 18, 1851, in Ripley Township, Rush County, Indiana. In his youth he attended school at Walnut Ridge, and in 1867 he went to Earlham College, where he stayed one year. When twenty-two years of age he went to Mexico under the auspices of the Friends' Foreign Mission Association of Indiana. In March, 1873, he married Susannah Binford, daughter of Oliver and Mary (Foulke) Binford. In December of that. year Micajah went to Mexico accompanied by his wife. After remaining in Matamoras nearly two years, he returned to Indiana on account of his wife's health. The result of the marriage is one son. Edward Binford, born March 24, 1877. After returning to Indiana, Mr. Binford remained four years, and subsequently traveled in the Southwest in the interest of the American Bible Society. In 1882 he removed with his family to Lynn, Massachusetts, where he was pastor of a charge for five years. In May, 1887, he returned to Indiana, where he now resides. He is now a State Evangelist and belongs to the Society of Friends at Walnut Ridge 
Micajah Binford
252 Micajah Binford (1783-1865) was born in North Carolina in 1783. He was a son of James and Hannah (Crew) Binford. He married Sarah Patterson in 1804 at Jack Swamp Meeting House. After Sarah's death he married Miriam Morris in 1820 under the care of Symons Creek Monthly Meeting. She was born in 1792 in Pasquotank County and was a daughter of Nathan and Mary (Bell) Morris. In 1826 they removed to Rush County, Indiana, where they were members of Walnut Ridge Meeting. Miriam died in 1841. Micajah married Charlotte A. Butler after Miriam's death. She was born in 1792 and died in 1865. Micajah died in 1865. He and his last two wives are buried in Walnut Ridge Burying Ground. The children of Micajah and Sarah were William, Micajah C., Rebecca, and Anna. The children of Micajah and Miriam were Sarah, Kathy, Margaret, Martha, Miriam, and Mary. Micajah Binford
253 «b»Nathan C. Binford biography
Nathan C. Binford, former president and since 1908 cashier of the Capital State Bank of Greenfield, is a native son of Hancock county, having been born on a farm in Blue River township, November 30, 1859, son of Robert and Martha (Hill) Binford, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of Indiana, both of whom spent their last days in the neighboring county of Rush.

Robert Binford was about thirteen yeas old when he came to Indiana with his parents, the family settling in Blue River township, this county, being among the pioneers of that part of the county, and there he grew to manhood on the quarter-section claim entered by the father from the government. After his marriage to Martha Hill who was a member of one of the pioneer families of Rush county, Robert Binford engaged in farming on his own account in Blue River township and remained there until 1879, in which year he moved to Rush county, buying a farm in the Carthage neighborhood, where he spent the remainder of his life, being past seventy years of age at the time of his death. He was an extensive landowner and substantial citizen, an earnest Republican in his political views, ever devoted to the cause of good government. He and his wife were the parents of nine children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the eighth in order of birth.

Nathan C. Binford was reared on the paternal farm, receiving his elementary education in the district schools in the neighborhood of his home and supplemented the same by a course in Earlham College at Richmond, his parents having been devout Quakers and earnest supporters of that sterling old Quaker institution of learning. He then entered the Indianapolis Business College, from which he presently was graduated and was for some time thereafter employed in the office of his brother, John H Binford, banker, at Greenfield. Following his marriage in the fall of 1890, Mr. Binford moved to Carthage, this state, the home of his wife, where he built a home and engaged in the mercantile business and farming and was thus engaged for eight years, or until the time of the organization of the Capital State Bank at Greenfield, in 1898, in which year he returned to that city and was elected president of the bank, a position he held until 1908, when he became cashier of the bank and has ever since occupied that position, retaining his position as one of the directors of the bank. Mr. Binford is the owner of a valuable farm, to which he gave considerable attention while living at Carthage, and he still is actively interested in the operation of the same. He is an "independent" Republican and gives a good citizen's attention to political affairs, but has never been an aspirant for public office.

On October 16, 1890, Nathan C. Binford was united in marriage to Lucy H. Hill, of Carthage, Rush county, this state, and to this union one child has been born, a son, Donald, who was graduated from the high school at Westtown, Pennsylvania, and is now a student in Chicago University. Mr. and Mrs. Binford are earnest members of the Friends church and take a warm interest in all community good works, Mr. Binford long having been one of the office bearers in the church

source: History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 857-858.

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. 
Nathan C. Binford
254 David Binns was born in Skipton, York County, England on January 18, 1780; migrated from there September 181 to the United States where he arrived October 1, 1818; on October 28, 1824 he was admitted to citizenship. David Binns
255 AARON BLACKLEDGE was born August 24, 1827, near Somerton, Belmont county, Ohio. He is a son of Robert H. and Es-ther Blackledge. His father was a native of Bucks county, Pa., and was born February 7, 1794. His mother was a native of Chester county, Pa., and born in 1798, and died in 1846, in her 48th year. Robert Blackledge emigrated with big parents to Greene county, Pa., at Rice's Landing, remained there until he was eight years of age, then with his father, William Blackledge, who was the grandfather of our subject, came and settled near Trenton, on the farm now owned by William Mitchner. This William Blackledge, was a native of Bucks county, Pa., and born September 8, 1772, and died in his 80th year; his wife was born August 2, 1769, and died October 21; 1855, in her 87th year. Aaron Blackledge, our subject, was married to Miss Lydia Dungan, October 9, 1850. They reared a fancily of three children. His wife died July 15, 1859. His father is now in his 86th year, resides with him, and has resided on this old homestead about forty-nine years. This farm was bought from the government by Benjamin Stanton, sold by Stanton to John Hollet, who improved it and sold it to Aaron Thompson and sold by Thompson to Robert Blackledge, the present owner, and father of Aaron. Aaron Blackledge
256 Benjamin BLACKLEDGE, a tanner in Lower Dublin Township, married Sarah PHILPOT in Philadelphia, PA. in Christs Church in 1726. In 1758 he was in Johnson Co, NC, and is joined almost immediately with his son, Richard, in a deed to Samuel Swift for the purpose of docking the entail, which they succeded in doing. He had two known children. His son Richard, Sr. was known to have been in Craven Co, NC. Richard, Sr.had 7 known children and it is believed his sons and grandsons fought in the Revolution Benjamin Blackledge
257 (Research):ELIZABETH BLACKLEDGE4 (William,' Thomas,'- Robert3), daughter of Robert and Joanna (Van Lude) Blackledge, was born in Phil­adelphia in 1765 or 1766, and married at Richland Monthly Meeting, 6 mo. 8, 1786, Eli Kennard, of Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pa. He was a son of Anthony and Elizabeth Kennard, who were among the early settlers in Bedminster Township. The Kennards were probably of German ancestry, but Anthony Kennard applied for membership in Buckingham Monthly Meeting 5 mo. 2, 1757, and was accepted 8 mo. 1, 1757. His son Eli Kennard removed to Maryland in 1782 taking a certificate to Deer Creek Monthly Meeting dated 5 mo. 6, 1782. His brothers Joseph and Levi Kennard had removed to Deer Creek several years previously. Eli Kennard returned to Bucks County in 1786, bringing a certificate to Buckingham from Deer Creek dated 1 mo. 2, 1786, and two months later took a certificate to Richland to marry Elizabeth Blackledge. They lived until 1791 in Buckingham or Plum­stead. On 8 mo. 1, 1791, Eli Kennard and Elizabeth his wife and four children, William, Hannah, Thomas and Joseph were granted a certificate to Richland Monthly Meeting. Elizabeth Blackledge
258 Sterling Kansas Bulletin, Sterling, Rice County, KS, Vol 56, Thursday, July 23, 1931, page 8

Obituary of H. Blackledge
Old Settler Was Brought Back Here
for Burial in Sterling Community Cemetery, July 16

Hiram Blackledge, son of Charles and Hannah Beard Blackledge, was born the eighth day of May, 1842, and departed this life at Centerville, Kansas, July 13, 1931, at the age of eighty-nine years, two months and five days. At the early age of eleven years he was bereft of his mother, he with his two brothers and sister being cared for by relatives. His home was with his uncle William Beard.

In answer to President Lincoln's call for volunteers, he enlisted in the 19th Indiana Infantry, Company C and served three years in the Army of the Potomac in every engagement of that army until on the first day of July, 1863, in the battle of Gettysburg, he was wounded and permanently disabled for the remainder of the war. The bullet that struck him barely missing the jugular vein, he carried with him to his death.

On his return from the army, his friendship for Ruth Ann Pickett, a home girl, ripened into the romance of his life. They were married August 4, 1864, and were devoted companions the many years they were spared together. To this union nine children were born; Julia Etta Rhyason of Camrose, Alta, Canada; William Levi, of Nash, Oklahoma; Lydia Alta Carter, of Ulysses, Kansas; Mazana Jane Meador, of Hiwasse, Arkansas, Eldora, who died in infancy; John Charles, of Jet, Oklahoma; Lewella Cox, who died in 1909; Rufus Elbert of Jet, Okla; and Rhoda Ethel Welker of Centerville, Kansas. His wife preceded him in death in 1905. Since this time he has made his home with his children. He was kind, loving and patient, a genuine Christian, a devoted follower of Christ.

In 1873 he with his wife and their three oldest children came to Kansas, settling four and a half miles northwest of Sterling, then known as Peace. They took an active part in the community, being concerned in the activities of the church and school. They were charter members of the Friends church at Center and were always at work in the things pertaining to the Kingdom. He was a member of the Friends church, of Cherokee, Okla., at the time of his death.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 15, at the Centerville M. P. church by the Rev. Sutton, of Osawatomie, Kans. Internment was made in the cemetery Sterling, Kansas. 
Hiram Blackledge
259 Birth: «tab»Apr. 14, 1844
Indiana, USA
Death: «tab»Sep. 3, 1921
Newton County
Missouri, USA

Despite being a member of Friends Church (Quaker), Philander served int he Civil War in Co. B, 5th Indiana Cavalry Regiment. He enlisted 13 Aug 1862 and was discharged on 13 June 1865. He received a pension. He was described as 6'1", light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair.

Philander married Hannah Walton 14 Aug 1865 in Wabash Co., IN. Their children were: Lura N., Hiram A., Webster, Justice, Cornelius, and Francis. Only Lura and Francis lived to maturity. Hannah died in 1888 and Philander married Caroline M. Maxwell on 10 July 1890 in Stafford Co., KS. There are no known children from this marriage.

Philander was a farmer, a preacher in the Friends Church and worked for a period of time as a missionary in Oklahoma Indian Territory. 
Philander Blackledge
260 Moved into Greene Co. shorlty before 1800, from Bucks Co. From there he moved on to Columbiana Co. Ohio. After the death of his father, Robert and his son Robert opened a store in Buckingham Township, Bucks County. Robert soon sold it and joined his brother, Thomas, near Jefferson. And 1804 they bought land in Columbiana of County, Ohio. Robert and his wife joined in a number of deeds. Several of their children accompanied them during the several migrations, while some are known to have remained in bucks county Robert Blackledge
261 (Research):Thomas took up a track of land after his marriage in Lower Milford Twp.. He took the land by warranat and added to it by purchase of a tract from Thomas Banks. He took an active part in Bucks Co. politics, and was elected sheriff. In 1757 he was elected to athe Colonial Assembly. (Penn Arch. Series VI, Vol. 11, pp. 90-92.) During that year he was one of a group of persons that appealed to the Assembly for relief from Indian depredations. He took no part in the revolution, paying very heavily for non service. He was a tanner and distiller by trade as shown by tax lists. the Blackledge Family were not originally Quakers, but thomas and his family became affiliated with Richland Monthly Meeting and continued in that faith. Having outlived most of his children, Thomas by a will make Feb. 18, 1790, disposed of his large estate, mostly among his grand-children. Thomas Blackledge, Sr.
Dated18 Feb 1790
To all whom these presents may come or concern, be it known that I, Thomas Blackledge of Lower Milford Township, Bucks Co, and the state of Pennsylvania, tanner, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory blessed by god for same, do this 18th day of Feb in the year of our Lord 1790, make and put in writing this my last will and testament in the manner following:

First: It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be punctually paid by my executor herinafter named, out of my personal estate.

Second: I give and bequeth unto my grandson Thomas Blackledge, son of Robert Blackledge, all my stock of creatures of every kind and all my household goods and farming utensils, with all the hay and grain on the said place. Likewise, I give and bequeth unto my said grandson, Thomas Blackledge, Jr. all that tract of land whereas I now live, with all thebuildings and improvements thereunto belonging, containingninety-six acres and forty-four perches and allowance of six (which was patented to me by the late proprieter of Pa., by virtue of a warrant dated the 6th day of March A.D. 1773, together also with forty acres of land to be taken off of the south side of that tract of one hundred and two acres of land which was patented to Thomas Banks the 6th day of October 1742; to hold the two above described tracts of land to my said grandson Thomas Blackledge and to his heirs forever.

Third:I give and bequeth unto my Grandson Robert Blackledge (son of Robert Blackledge) all the remaining part of the said one hundred and two acres, patented to said Thomas Banks as aforesaid, containing sixty-two acres more or less, it being the same tract whereon my son Robert now lives, to hold to my grandson Robert Blackledge and to his heirs forever. But I will and order nevertheless that my son Robert Blackledge aforesaid shall have the privelege of living on the tract he now does and occupy the said sixty two acres of land during his natural life, he paying ten shillings rent annually to his son Robert Blackledge during his said life time.

Fourthly:I give and bequeth to my daughter-in-law Ann Blackledge my son in law John Clymer and my daughter Elizabeth Hoge, each five pounds.

Fifth:I give and bequeth to my two granddaughters, towit, Elizabeth Burson and Rachel Roberts the sum of one-hundred pounds each.

Sixth:I give and bequeth unto my granddaughter Mary Williams daughter of my son Thomas Blackledge the sum of one-hundred pounds.

Seventh; I give and bequeth to my grandson William Blackledge (son of said Thomas Blackledge) the sum of 60 pounds.

Eighth:I give and bequeth to my grandson Thomas Hoge, son of my daughter Elizabeth Hoge, the sum of sixty pounds.

Ninth:I give to my granddaughter Ann Hoge daughter of same, the sum of forty pounds.

Tenth:I give and bequeth unto my grandson Robert Blackledge the aforesaid the sum of one-hundred pounds.

Eleventh; I give and bequeth all the remainder of my estate to my son Robert Blackledge.

Lastly I constitute and appoint son Robert Blackledge and my grandson Jeremiah Williams to be the executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments made by me declaring this and this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written,
Thomas Blackledge (Seal)
(Extracted from "The Blackledge, Burson and Carter Families" by Edward Leckey 
Thomas Blackledge, Sr.
263 (Research):William was the first American ancestor of the Blackledge Family. When he arrived he purchased a tract of land on the west bank of the Neshaminy, inSouthhampton Twp., Burks Co. PA. William is said to have transferred his real estate to Ben Duffield prior to his death. He transferred these to his father-in-law, who in turn conveyed the joint holdings in entail to Benjamin Blackledge, eldest son of William. He was a tanner in Lower Dublin Twp, Bucks Co.. He moved to Johnson co. North Carolina in 1758. He was joined almost immediately by his son, Richard Blackledge of Caven Co. in a deed to Samuel Swift, for the purpose of docking the entail, in which they were successful and Richard made a conveyance in fee. The family joined the Quakers after years in Bucks Co. PA. (Leckey, 1950) William Blackledge
264 From Early Friends Families, Upper Bucks by Roberts and The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families by Leckey. William came from England abt 1682 & purchased a tract of land on West Bank of Neshaminy in Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pa. 17th Century Colonial Ancestors by Hutton lists William Blackledge m Mary Duffield. William Blackledge
265 (Research):Arrived on ship Submission Sarah Blackshaw
266 «i»Note:«/i» Joseph Blagg was born 13 Nov 1795 in Greene County, Virgini a. This area was later incorporated into TN and this has caused some confusion as Joseph is alternately listed as born in VA and/or TN). Joseph lived in Jefferson County , Tennessee with Mary 1823-1834; went to Putnam County, In diana 1834-38; then on to Platte Purchase Missouri 1838-4 1 and then to Bernard, Nodaway County, Missouri in 1841 . All of this is proved by a pension application submitted by his widow Mary Dick Blagg in the 1870s. Joseph was in the United States Rifles. He enlisted at Clinton, Tennessee on Jan 1814, shortly after William, his brother's death. Joseph served honorably until his discharge at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, in 1818. Joseph applied for and got William's bounty land in Arkansas and sold it.Joseph and Mary moved to Nodaway County, Missouri in 1843 with their children.1850 US Census Joseph and Mary lived in District 64, Nodaway County, Missouri. Mary requested Joseph's pension in 1870. Mary had to write for years and send documentation that she was Joseph's widow and to prove his war service. Mary finally got the pension notice, several weeks after her death. Joseph Blagg
267 «u» Begin/Begin/Begin«/u»

Quaker Everard Bolton of Herefordshire, England, age 55, along with his wife, Elizabeth Bolton, also 55, and their children, Everard, Jr. and Elizabeth, sailed to America on the ship Bristol Factor, probably from Bristol, England.«b» «/b»

This ship sailed into the port of New Castle on Delaware on the 24th of October 1682. Its sister ship on the voyage over, the Welcome, docked alongside two days later bearing William Penn on his inaugural visit to his new province of Pennsylvania. There's a good probability that the Boltons were amongst the crowd of some 500 people at New Castle port that greeted the arrival of William Penn and witnessed the ceremonies whereby he took possession of his land grant from King Charles II.

The Boltons were no doubt glad to leave the Bristol Factor behind as they made their way to build a homestead just north of today's Philadelphia town line. Everard and Elizabeth Bolton were received in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1682 with a certificate from Ross Monthly Meeting of Herefordshire. They settled in Cheltenham Township; 1,000 acres was surveyed for him there on September 10, 1683. He was apparently a prominent man in legal circles. Their son Samuel married Jennet Dilworth, daughter of James and Ann Dilworth.

Everard Bolton became a prosperous yeoman farmer who amassed considerable agricultural acreage in the Cheltenham area and Bucks County. He was a stalwart founding member of the Abington Friends Meeting and served as its treasurer for over thirty years. Bolton was also community-spirited. He served as a Justice of the Peace and was an appointed member of the Penn's Provincial Governing Council that met in Philadelphia.

While the Boltons' first home was no doubt a hastily erected log cabin to get them through the first winter, records indicate that sometime between 1694 and 1705 the family occupied a more substantial stone house on their property. With three rooms down over three rooms up, it was built according to what is now called a Penn Plan after the housing design advocated by William Penn for new settlers.

Testifying to its antiquity, the Bolton home appears on the classic 1752 map of Philadelphia by Scull and Heap, a map which the Library of Congress calls one of its Top Treasures because it includes a large detailed etching of the Pennsylvania State House, now Independence Hall.

Successive generations of property owners expanded the original Bolton home with additions that reflected the current trends in architectural design. In 1790, a second Quaker family, the Joneses, added a three-story stone farmhouse and grand stairway to connect the two structures. They called their home Pleasant Hill.

Around 1850, the Robert Haines family of Germantown, built a large three-story, Mansard-roofed, brick addition onto the rear of the original "Bolton Block" and tied it into the grand staircase. The Haines traveled the world and brought back plants to their Cheltenham Fruit and Shade Tree Nursery on-site-many of those trees now tower over the home and one of them, a sweetgum, is a PA State Champion Big Tree.

Daughter Jane Haines built a fourth addition in 1898 purportedly to accomodate horticultural visitors. Miss Haines was the founder of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women that is now Temple University's Ambler Campus.

Fast-forward now three centuries and type "1050 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA" into the Google Maps search bar. As the map zooms in you see a most curious sight: A heavily forested, untouched, eight-acre parcel sits like an lonesome island of green amidst a sea of dense urban development. Oh yes, that bit of a house peaking up through the forest canopy is the historic Bolton home, still standing--for a while.

On the ground, things are not so placid. The Pleasant Hill mansion, long abandoned and sadly deteriorating, is being roughly awakened from its long slumber by the sound of chain saws and heavy demolition equipment. Already, its 1890 brick addition and Victorian veranda have been pulled down.
A local preservation group, headed by landscape architect Edward Landau, historians, Ellen Gartner and Steve Banks and Brad Pransky community development corporation executive campaigned vigorously to save the Bolton home but hard economic times have frustrated a solution.

The site's developer, Reuven Niknam, bought the property after it was sold for delinquent taxes and plans to create a small retirement community on the site. Mr. Niknam, who grew up in the area and appreciates its history, is not averse to conveying the house and some surrounding land to a nonprofit group or historic property developer if a realistic restoration plan is advanced in the near future.

And so, at the eleventh hour, with demolition temporarily suspended, the Bolton Home preservation group is sending out its last call for a benefactor or historic restoration developer to step forward and save this ancient architectural gem.

© William J. Curry (revision of press release written for Bolton House preservation efforts ca 2012. 
Everard Bolton
268 Joseph Bond was the grandson of Edward Bond, of England, and son of Benjamin Bond and Ann Paradise. He was born in England, emigrated to America - Pennsylvania - about 1735, married Martha Rogers, lived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, moved to Roan, now Guilford Co., N. C., about 1751. He died before 1760 and was buried at New Garden, now Guilford College. Joseph and Martha probably sailed on the same ship from England to America and after working to pay off their passage were married. Their first son was born September 26, 1740 so they probably married about September or October of 1739. Joseph Bond
269 (Research):In Exeter Meeting records is the following: Anne Lincoln-21485 (Relict of Abraham Lincoln and daughter of James Boone), departed this life on the 4th day of the 4th m. A.D. 1807, aged 6 9 yrs, 11 mo., 21 d., 14 h., 10 m., and was interred at Exeter on the 6th, the 2nd d. of th e week. Ann Boone
270 [«b»497«/b»] "The Boone Family; a Genealogical History"
Hazel Atterbury Spraker
Rutland, VT, 1922
(Reprinted, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, MD. 1974)
p64: "Daniel Boone (Squire; George), born 22 Oct. (Old Style) or 2 Nov. (New Style), 1734, in what is now Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died 26 Sept., 1820, in St. Charles County, Missouri, "aged 85 years, 11 months and 4 days." Married in North Carolina, 14 Aug. 1756, Rebecca Bryan (born 9 Jan. 1739; died 18 March, 1813, in St. Charles County, Missouri, "aged 74 years, 1 month and 11 days"), daughter of Joseph and Alee Bryan. This is the Daniel Boone of Kentucky fame."
p509-510: "Rebecca Bryan, b. 7 Feb., 1739; d. 18 Mar., 1813; m. 1765, Daniel Boone (Squire; George), b. 1734; d. 26 Sept., 1820, aged 87. They settled within about four miles of William Bryan on Sugartree Creek, where they lived until the growth of their family and the scarcity of game caused them to move to the head of the Yadkin and later into Ky."

"A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri"
William S. Bryan and Robert Rose Bryan, Brand & Co., St. Louis, MO, 1876
pp3-8: "Life of Daniel Boone"
"When Daniel was about eighteen, his father moved his family to North Carolina, and settled on the Yadkin river, in the north-western part of the State, about eight miles from Wilkesboro. Here game was abundant... He was often accompanied on his hunting expeditions by one or more of the sons of Mr. William Bryan, a well-to-do farmer who lived near his father's... But it was not farmer Bryan's sons, alone, that drew Daniel Boone so often to the house. There were other attractions there in the bright
eyes of a daughter named Rebecca, and it soon became whispered about that Daniel was courting her. These whisperings were at length confirmed by the announcement of the approaching wedding... Nine children resulted from this marriage, viz.: James, Israel,. Susanna, Jemima, Lavinia, Daniel M., Rebecca, Jesse, and Nathan... On the 18th of March, 1813, Colonel Boone experienced the saddest affliction of his life, in the death of his aged and beloved wife." 
Daniel Boone
271 (Research):Richard Mendenhall, son of Mordecai Mendenhall and Charity Grubb Beeson was born 01 Nov 1737 in Orange Co, VA. He died 10 Oct 1773 in Lee Co, VA. Richard was part of a scouting party led by James Boone, son of Daniel, which was ambushed by Indians at Wallens Creek, VA. During the American Revolution Daniel Boone made arrangements to sell what property he could not move with him and persuaded some of his wife's family, the Bryans, to join him on a trip to claim new land in Kentucky. He was joined by his brother, Squire, Squire's wife, Jane, and their three children, along with Benjamin Cutbeard and his wife, who was a niece of Daniel's. Making a total of five or six families, along with about 40 men who each had a horse or two to help carry all the supplies. Among these 40 men were John and Richard Mendenhall. Richard was 36 years of age and John, a first cousin, was 25.

The party left the Yadkin on 25 Sep 1773. When they reached Wolf Hills, now Abingdon, VA, Daniel sent his seventeen year old son, James, along with John and Richard Mendenhall to go to Castle Woods, which was off the trail to the north about 25 miles. They were to pick up supplies and meet the main party further west. The main party would follow the old wilderness trail, through Moccasin Gap, over Wallens Ridge at a point about 10 miles east of the Cumberland Gap, where they would make camp and leave the women and children to rest until James and the Mendenhall party overtook them. They feared that if the Indians would attack it would be in that area and for protection they wanted the party to be together.

Upon arriving at Captain Russell's home on the Clinch River, Henry Russell, the seventeen year old son of Captain Russell, a man by the name of Isaac Crabtree and two Negro slaves named Charles and Adam, joined James Boone and Richard and John Mendenhall to help out with the supplies and farm tools. Captain Russell himself said he would follow along later as he had some necessary work to do at home before leaving. He would join David Gass who lived eight miles down the Clinch River.

James Boone and the Mendenhall party set out on 8 Oct 1773, following the old Fincastle Trail down past David Gass's place and crossed Clinch River at Hunters Ford, now Dungannon. From that point they passed through Rye Cove and took the Wilderness Trail over Powell Mountain to the head waters of Wallens Creek.

James and his companions could see signs, probably made by his father's party and he knew that the place of rendezvous was but a few miles ahead. However, darkness overtook them and fearing they might lose their way, they set up camp the evening of 9 Oct.

Early in the morning of the 10th, Indians rushed up with knife blades raised and guns cracking. A man by the name of Drake and Richard Mendenhall were killed out right. James Boone crept off mortally wounded. He had been attacked by a big Indian who he knew to be Big Jim, a Shawnee, who had roamed the Yadkin Country and had pretended to be a friend of his father. Henry Russell was shot through the hips and brought down. All in the party were killed except Isaac Crabtree and the two Negroes slaves, Adam and Charles. 
James Boone
272 JOSEPH S. BOONE, Company "C"

History of the Upper Ohio Valley
Brant & Fuller, 1890. Volume II, pages 747-748.


J. S. Boone, M. D., is a leading physician of Powhatan, Ohio, and also a descendant of a very illustrious family, one that has had much to do with the settlement and growth of the states of Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. He was born at Greensboro, Green county, Penn., May 17, 1840. His parents were Joseph and Mary (Donham) Boone. Joseph Boone was born in Jefferson, Green county, Penn., August 24, 1794. His wife was born at Mapletown, Penn., November 2, 1796. James and Catherine (Williams) Boone were Joseph's parents. The former was born January 21, 1769. The original stock lived at Bradwick, England, about eight miles from Exeter. George Boone was the first of the family to immigrate to America. He arrived at Philadelphia with his wife and eleven children on the l0th of October, 1717. The names of three of their sons were: John, James and Squire, the last named being the father of the famous Daniel Boone. John Boone was born November 21, 1745. He took Sophia Whitehead to wife, and by her had one son and one daughter, James and Susan. James was born January 21, 1769. His father died soon after his son's birth, and his widow then married John Riddle, of Reading, Penn. Riddle was a tory, and not being able to bear the pressure which was brought to bear on him by his neighbors, he went to Canada. Joseph, one of the sons of James, was the father of Dr. J. S. Boone. Dr. Boone was educated in the schools of Greensboro and Comickle, Penn., and at the age of eighteen, began the study of medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Pricket, with whom he remained until the breaking out of the rebellion, when he entered Company C, First West Virginia cavalry, and for nearly four years he followed their fortunes with great valor serving under the "Fighting" Generals Kilpatrick and Custer. He was mustered out of the service as a sergeant. After the war he commenced to practice medicine, reading and practicing until 1871, at which time he entered the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, graduating from the same in 1872. He then began practicing at Shiloh, Tyler county, W. Va., remaining there until September 1, 1877, when he removed to Powhatan, Ohio, where he has resided and continued in his profession, having built up a fine practice and a reputation second to none for skill and integrity. The doctor is a member of the State Medical society of West Virginia, of the Belmont County Medical society of Ohio, of the I. O. O. F. and of the Masonic order, and is on the roster of the G. A. R., Powhatan post. February 14, 1866, he was married to Miss Anna A. O'Haro. She was born in Weston, W. Va., August 12, 1842, and died at Spencer, April 25, 1867. He was again married, this time to Mary E. Galoway, of Tyler county, W. Va.; the ceremony was perfomed August 14, 1869. Mrs. Boone was born December 11, 1841. This union has been blessed by the birth of one son, Edgar L., born June 7, 1870. He is now reading medicine and gives a promise of becoming a worthy successor of his father. Dr. and Mrs. Boone are active members of the Presbyterian church, of Powhatan, and are held in high esteem by all who know them.

Death of Dr. J. S. Boone

The death of Dr. J. S. Boone which occurred at his home at Powhatan, Ohio, Sunday, April 4th, while not unexpected, was a source of sincere sorrow to his many friends and acquaintances in this city. Dr. Boone was located in this city from 1901 to 1905 engaged in the practice of medicine. During that time he formed acquaintances and friendships that were lasting. While here Dr. Boone was critically ill for several months, and upon his recovery moved to Powhatan, where he had resided for 30 years, before coming to this place. Two weeks ago he was taken ill and continued to decline until Sunday when the end came. The deceased was born at Greensborough, Pa., 1840. He engaged in the practice of medicine for a year preceeding the Civil War. Serving throughout that conflict as a member of the First W. Va. Cavalry, he again took up the practice of medicine at its close, and devoted his life to that profession. Dr. Boone was a memebr of the Presbyterian church, of the Masonic order and the Odd Fellows. The funeral services were held Tuesday at Powhatan from the Presbyterian church and were attended by many from this place. The deceased is survived by Mrs. Boone and one son, Edgar Boone of this city. Dr. Boone was a man who stood high in his profession and commanded the confidence and esteem of the public. He had many warm friends in this city to whom his death is a personal loss. 
Dr. Joseph Sanson Boone
273 Whereas Squire Boone Son of George Boone of ye County of Philad & Province
of Pensilvania Yeoman and Sarah Morgan Daughter of Edw Morgan of the Said
County and Province Haveing Declared Their Intention of Marriage of Each Other
before two Monthly Meetings of ye People Called Quakers Held at Gwynedd in
ye Said County According to ye Good Order Used Among Them Whose Proceedings
Therein After a Diliberate Consideration Therein and haveing Consent of Parents and
Relation Concerned Their Said Proceedings Are Allowed of By Ye Said Meeting Now
These Are to Certify All Whom it may Concern that for ye Full Accomplishing of Their Said Intentions This Twenty Third Day of ye Seventh Month In ye Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty They ye Sd. Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan Appeared At A Solemn Assembly of ye Said People for ye Purpose Appointed at Their Publick meeting Place In Gwynedd Afforesd And ye Said Squire Boone Took ye Said Sarah Morgan by ye Hand Did In A Solemn Manner Openly Declare he Took her To Be his Wife Promising To be Unto Her A Faithfull and Loveing Husband Untill Death Should Seperate Them And Then & There In the Said Assembly the said Sarah Morgan Did Likewise Declare She Took ye Said Squire Boone To be her Husband In Like Manner Promiseing to be Unto him a Faithfull and Loveing Wife Untill Should Seperate Them And Moreover The Said Squire Boone & Sarah She According to ye Custom of Marriage Assuming ye Name of Her Husband as Farther Confirmation Thereof Did Then and There to these presents Set There Hands And We Whose Names Are Under Written Being Among Others Present at ye Solemnization of the Said Marriage And Subscription in Manner Afforesd As Witnesses Thereunto have also to These Presents Set Our Hands ye Day & Year Above Written
Samll Thomas Mary Webb Squire Boone
Jenk Evans Eliz Morris Sarah Boone
Robt Jones Dorothy Morgan Geo Boone
Morgan Hugh Eliz Hughs Edw Morgan
Jno Edwards Mary Hamer Eliz Morgan
Tho Evan Eliz Morgan Geo Boone
Cadr Evan Jane Griffith Ja Boone
Rob Evan Eliz Griffith Wm Morgan
Jno Cadwalader Margt Jones Jno Morgan
Jno William Ellen Evans Danll Morgan
Jno Humphrey Gainor Jones Morgan Morgan
Jno Jones Jos Morgan
Jno Jones Jno Webb
Evan Griffith
Jno Webb
Row Robert
Amos Griffith
Cadwalader Jones 
Squire Boone
274 Eulogy Tribute

A Tribute to a good man.

Joseph Borland, husband, father, brother, friend has passed from the seen to the unseen, from the tried to the untried, from the known to the unknown. He met the change as he met all the issues of life, without a fear.

He lived a life of usefullness according to his opportunities and his abilities, exercising in all his associations and dealings a rigid honesty and integrity of purpose till all who knew him regarded his pledged word as good as his bond.

He had at all times the courage of his convictions in that degree that enabled him to stand steadfastly and bravely for what he believed to be right against any and all be they they great or small.

He was generous to a fault, always ready to share the last penny or mouthful of food with a friend or with anyone in distress.

He was affectionate and lived with a line that never wavered, his relatives and friends, always ready to do any thing within his power to aid or comfort them.

He was loyal in everything the word implies, to his country, his family, his friends and his God. He was ever ready to offer his life, his energy, his all, for the cause he believed right.

And now he is gone from us. His place in the community and at the family fireside is vacant; his poor burdened heart is forever stilled; he has met the enemy who must be met by each and all, but his character and his life was such that he had no cause for fear and met him bravely, fearlessly, as he had met all the issues of his life and surrendered gracefully and peacefully at last after having done all he could do.

As to his future condition we need have no fear, for if he lives again his life will certainly be more happy than here.

He is at rest; his sufferings are over; he is past the help or hinderance of man; he is in the hands of nature and nature's God; like a peaceful river flowing between green and shaded banks his soul has passed into the waveless sea of eternal peace.

Rest to his spirit.

Joseph Borland
275 BORTON-John Borton, a signer of the "Concessions and Agreements" and Ann, his wife, from the Parish of Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England, arrived at Burlington in 1679. "Hillsdown" the ancestral home of the Borton family originally containing 200 acres, was located on the south side of Rancocas Creek below Centreton and extended back to the village of Masonville. This tract was surveyed for John Borton on April 26th, 1682. The following record, however, published in the New Jersey Archives clearly indicates that they first settled on the northern side of the Creek. A memorandum of deed dated Third month 27th, 1680, reads as follows: "Daniel Wills of Rancocas New Jersey, Doctor of Physick, to John BoartonČ of the same place, husbandman, for 110 acres, north grantor and south John Payne."
The children of John and Ann Borton were John, William, Ann, Elizabeth, Esther, Mary and Susanna. John Borton, Sr., died in 1687 and John, Jr., inherited "Hilisdown lying on ye south side of Northampton River being in quantity 300 acres or somewhat more" with the exception of a onethird interest left to his widow. William inherited the settlement "fronting upon Northampton River northward being in quantity 110 acres and somewhat more." This evidently was the farm on the northern side of the Creek adjoining Daniel Wills.
It is stated in the Genealogy of the Borton and Mason families, written by Freeman C. Mason, that John Borton, Jr. and William Borton "purchased land on the Northampton River (now Rancocas Creek) in Eighth month, 1681, 175 and 150 acres respectively." This is undoubtedly an error as John was then 12 years of age and William 9. The
«b» name Borton is spelled Boarton, Bourton and Bourten in the early records. It is evident that many of our ancestors spelled phonetically as the names of most of the old Burlington County families are spelled in various ways.«/b»

John Borton
276 Ninth Month 26th.-At a Monthly Meeting held at Tread Haven, Ninth Month 26th, 1747. Our friends Thomas Evans and Obadiah Borton appeared in this meeting and produced each their certificate from their Monthly Meeting settled at Haddonfield, in the County of Gloucester, in New Jersey, signifying their unity with them and their ministry, which was read in this meeting to the satisfaction thereof; and this meeting appoints Isaac Williams and James Wilson to prepare an answer for the aforesaid Friends directed to the Monthly Meeting aforesaid, and bring to our next Monthly Meeting for approbation and signing. Obadiah Borton
277 Oak Leaves Newspaper, Oak Park, IL, Thurs., Sept. 13, 1945
«b»Ernest Hawthorne Bouchard Sr.«/b», 48, son of the late Dorilla and Jennie Bouchard of 833 South Cuyler Ave., died suddenly of a heart attack early Friday Morning Aug 31. Mr. Bouchard, with his parents and brothers and sisters moved to OP over 35 years ago, and were among the early settlers of South OP. He attended Longfellow School and OPRF High School and the Chicago Art Institute. At the time of his death, he was the Art Director of the Vogue-Wright Studios. On Jun 3, 1921, he married Amelia Cirese, d/o Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Cirese of OP, who likewise are long residents of Oak Park. Besides his widow, he leaves a son Ernest, Jr., USN Mus 3/c stationed on the carrier U.S.S. Shangri-la, which was in Tokyo Bay during the signing of the surrender; a daughter Elaine B. Ecklen: an infant grandson, Richard Charles Acklen and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Tuite and Mrs. Alma Carnahan of OP, Mrs. Alice Meyers and Mrs. Harry Carter of Chicago; four brothers, Louis of Lake Forest; Fred of Elmhurst, Albert of Seattle, WA, and Robert, USA stationed in Boise Idaho.

1945-09-02 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Ernest H. Bouchard of 1637 S. Austin boulevard, Cicero, Aug. 31, beloved husband of Amelia, nee Cirese; dear father of Ernest H. Jr. of U. S. N., and Elaine Acklan, son of the late Dorila and Jennie Bouchard, brother of Marie Tuite, Louis C., Alice M. Meyer, Albert H., Alma Carnahan, Florence A. Carter, Fred J., and Sgt. Robert of U. S. A. Funeral Monday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 a.m. to Ascension church, East avenue and Van Buren street, Oak Park. Interment St. Joseph's cemetery. At test at chapel, 124-126 Madison street, at Lombard avenue, Oak Park.
Record Number: 19450902dn085 
Ernest Hawthorne Bouchard
278 Mary's last name has oft been printed as Davis of Welsh descent. (C-273, 972,999) Mary Davis was from Manoaken, Somerset, Maryland. According to Farmer, the lineage goes back through James Davis, a founder of Jamestown. Farmer says her birthdate was Mar. 16, 1674 and her marriage was Dec. 2, 1689. This birthdate aligns with the other children of her supposed parents, James and Margeret Davis, and in no way aligns with the published Quaker birthdate for Mary Wright in Hopewell records. It also has no first hand support other than a family group sheet that states her name and dates came from "Records of the Society of Friends, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Penn in 1908." (C-956)

This oft printed theory and incongruous lineage in as reputable a source as Farmer, has now effectively been disproven by Stewart Baldwin in "The American Genealogist", July/Oct. 1997 issue. She was a Bowater based on multiple pieces of evidence. Mary Wright's birthdate is listed in Feb. 12, 1689 in Hopewell Quaker records. This is off by a 1 day from being Mary Bowater's actual birthdate in English records if the 1689 date is interpreted as 1688/1689. As an orphaned young woman, Mary Bowater was received on certificate from England to live near her brother, Thomas in the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting records dated 28 4th month 1706. This is the only time she is mentioned in this country under her maiden name. By 26 11th mo 1708/9 in Philadelphia records Mary condemed her marriage as contrary to discipline. This record coincides with the estimated marriage date for Mary and James Wright. Although the Quaker records were destroyed for the time period of their marriage, later marriage records of Mary and James Wright's children include many Bowater relatives as witnesses and do not include any Davis relatives. Mary and James Wright were also listed in the relatives column for her brother, Thomas Bowater's daughter's marriage. Lastly, they have a grandson named Bowater. Stewart Baldwin's case that Mary is a Bowater is actually one of the finest pieces of genealogical analysis I've seen. (C-999)

Her will is as follows: "I, Mary Wright, of Frederick County in the Colony of Virginia, being aged and sickly but of a sound and well disposing mind and memory do make this 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 that all my just debts and funeral charges that I leave to be defrayed at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. Secondly, I give and bequeath and demise to the proper use and behalf of him the said Thomas Wright his heirs and assigns forever. Thirdly, I give and bequeath all and singular of my wearing apparel unto my seven daughters, vis., Mary, Hannah, Martha, Elizabeth, Ann, Sarah, Lidia to be equally divided among them. Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Pickering, one brass mortar. Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Wright all and singular of my stock and household goods. I also will that what money remains after my decease, from the land sold on Middlefork is to be equally divided among my ten children, vis. James, Isaac, Mary Hannah, Martha, Elizabeth, Ann, Sarah, Lydia and John. Lastly, I ordain and constitute my well beloved daughter, Mary Ballinger, Jesse Pugh and William Pickering sole executors of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this 5th day of the 8th month, 1760. Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Mary Wright to be her last will and testament in presence of us. Signed: Mary Wright Witness: Elizabeth Powell, Elinor Rogers, Susanna Bevin. (This was proved March 6, 1764 in Frederick Co., VA) 
Mary Bowater
279 (Research):Charles Frederick Brandfass Obiturary

Fatal Accident

F. C. Brandfass, of 520 North Seventh Street, has received a message from Wheeling, announcing the death of his uncle Chas. F. Brandfass at the Ohio Valley hospital in that city on Wednesday morning as the result of a fatal injury received on September 2nd. Mr. Brandfass, who was a prominent business man and president of the Brandfass Tobacco Co., was walking from his business house to his home, 529 Main Street. He had passed Fifth Street when a boy climbed into an electric car parked at the top of the Main Street Hill and released the breaks. The car started down the hill, jumped the curb and struck Mr. Brandfass. He was removed to the hospital and died from his injuries. He was 71 years of age and leaves a wife and seven children. Mr. and Mrs. Brandfass contaminate leaving in the morning for Wheeling to attend the funeral services at his late home at 3:00 p. m. Rev. w. G. Ulfert, pastor of St. John's Protestant Evangelical Church will officiate. Interment will be mad in Greenwood Cemetery.

Steubenville Herald Star September 28, 1922 
Charles Fredrick Brandfass
280 (Research):"Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 Sep 2013), Christian Fredrick Brandfass, 1875. Christian Frederick Brandfass
281 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia; Roll: 1410; Family History Film: 1255410; Page: 270B; Enumeration District: 201; .
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Ohio, West Virginia; Roll: 1769; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1241769.
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Wheeling Ward 4, Ohio, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1692; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0124; ; FHL microfilm: 1375705.
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Wheeling Ward 4, Ohio, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1967; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 143.
Henry Frederick Brandfass
282 The last Will and Testament of Love Brewster Deseassed exhibited at the generall Court holden at New Plym: the 4th of March 1650 upon the oath of Captaine Miles Standish
Witnesseth these psents that I Love Brewster of Duxburrow in New England and in the goverment of New Plym: being in pfect memory doe ordeaine & appoint this to bee my last will and Testamente And first my will is that if the lord shall please to take mee out of this life that my body bee buried in a decent mannor and that my funerall expences bee taken out of my whole estate; Next my will is; That all my Just and lawfull debts bee paied out of the Remainder of my said estate allso I give unto my Children that is to say Nathaniell Willam Wrasteling and Sara each of them a kettle and further my will is that my three sonns shall have each of them a peece that is to say a gun; allso I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sara Brewster all the Residue of my whole estate both goods and Chattles and land at Duxburrow for her bringing up of her and my Children the time of her life and after her decease I doe give the aforsaid lands to my eldest sonn and heire apparent Nathaniell Brewster and in Case god should take him away out of this life without Issew I give and bequeath the said lands at Duxburrow to my second sonn Willam Brewster and in like case to my youngest sonn Wresteling Brewster; And for those books I have that my wife would destribute them to herselfe and Children at her discresion allso my will is and I doe by the same give unto my three sonns equally to be devided amongst them all such land as of Right due to mee by Purchase and first coming into the land Which was in the yeare 1620 allso I doe make Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sara Brewster sole executrix of this my last will and Testament in Witnes Wherof I have put to my hand and Seale this sixt of october 1650

Witness heerunto
Love Brewster
Myles Standish 
Love Brewster
283 of Foleshill, Warwickshire Martha Bright
284 (Research):See attached sources. George Bringhurst
285 William Bringhurst was a descendant of Dr. Thomas Bringhurst, a noted physician and surgeon of London, England, who married Elizabeth Hughes, August 27, 1647. Their son John, born November 1, 1665, was a printer in London, and, for advocating the freedom of the press, he was, on September 20, 1684, fined the sum of one pound and stood for two hours in the pillory. He married Rosina Prache, daughter of the Rev. Hillarius Prache, a Lutheran clergyman. After the death of Mr. Prache, his widow, Barbara, came to America, where she was subsequently joined by her daughter, Rosina, who was afterwards the widow of John Bringhurst, and who brought her son, George Bringhurst. The last named, born May 15, 1697, married September 1, 1723, Anna, daughter of John and Sarah (Sellers) Ashmead. Their son William married Mary Morris, June 4, 1769, and they were the parents of six children, of whom the eldest was Israel, who was born February 28, 1770, and died in February, 1807. Israel married, September 27, 1792, Mary Lewis, a daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Jenkins) Lewis. She was a descendant of Jenkin Jenkins, who was born in Wales in 1659, came to America and settled in Gwynedd in 1729. Isaac Lewis was a son of Enos, who was a son of Lewis, who in 1704 married Grace Johns, at Gwynedd Meeting. Sarah Jenkins was a daughter of John and Sarah (Hawksworth) Jenkins, and her mother was a daughter of Peter Hawksworth, who died in 1769, and who was buried at St. Thomas. Israel and Mary (Lewis) Bringhurst were the parents of seven children, among whom was Wright A. Bringhurst, who was a member of the state legislature and a noted humanitarian, who, at his death, bequeathed a large sum for the support of the poor in Norristown, Pottstown and Upper Providence. He died in 1876. George Bringhurst
286 From "History of the Bringhurst Family 1901", page 18 - 22: John Bringhurst, son of Thomas Bringhurst by his wife, Elizabeth Hughes, was born 1 November, 1655, and died circa 1699. He was apprenticed to Andrew Toaler, stationer in London, and was made a freeman of that city 3 September, 1681. It appears, however, that prior to that date he had begun business as a publisher and stationer, as in that year at least two works were issued with his name in the imprint. One of these, and probably his first publication, written by Christopher Taylor, and entitled "An Epistle of Caustion to Friends to take heed of that Treacherous Spirit, ... with a Short Testimony prepared by John Bringhurst," bears this imprint: "Printed in London for John bringhurst, at the sign of the Book in Grace-church Street, near Cornhill, 1681." John Bringhurst was a member of the Society of Friends, and became known as the Printer and Publisher of Friends' Books. Many of his publications are mentioned in the "Catalogue of Friends' Library", and are sufficiently numberous to indicate that his business was prosperous from the beginning. His activity in this direction, however, brought him into trouble. In 1683 he prnted a little book, called "George Fox's Primer", which contained "a passage liable to misconstruction." * * Bessie's "Sufferings of the Quakers," i. 466 Bringhurst was arrested for printing the same, and upon trial, was sentenced, 20 September, 1684, to pay a fine of one shilling and stand two hours in the pillory. In 1683 Mr. Bringhurst removed from Gracechurch Street to another part of London, which fact is announced at the end of one of his publications in these words: "This is to give notice, that John Bringhurst, Printer and publisher, who formerly lived at the sign of the Book, in Gracechurch Street, is now removed to the Sign of the Book and Three Black Birds, in Leaden-Hall-Mutton Market, between the Black Bull and Colchester Arms, where any person may be supplied with Printing, books, and paper, as formerly." Of his career after 1685 but little is known. There is a strong tradition in the family that, following the arrest before mentioned, he suffered many other persecutions on account of his religious faith, and, in consequence, removed to Amsterdam, Holland, where his four children who came to America are said to have been born. * * The "Memorandum" of his son John makes no mention of the family having lived in Holland, while the record of births of Friends' Meeting at Philadelphia notes the dates of birth of the children of John and Rosina Bringhurst, and state that they were "all born at Amsterdam." The date and place of his death have not been definitely ascertained, but he died about 1699, at either Amsterdam or London, more probably at the latter place. John Bringhurst married at London, 24th month (June), 1682, Rosina, daughter of Reverend Hillarius and Barbara Prache, or Prachen, and widow of John Matern. She was born in Germany, where her father had been a Lutheran clergyman, or, according to the "Memorandoms" of John Bringhurst, "a Priest in Orders," and where, in 1671, he and his family, and John Matern, his son-in-law, became convetrs to the religion of the Friends, which led to their removal to England about that time. Such removal is thus referred to by John Matern in his "Testimony" * * "The Testimony of that Dear and Faithful man, John Matern," etc., printed in London, 1680, the last page of which was written by his widow, as is seen form the fac-simile of that page herewith inserted.(See notes under Rosina Prache.) written 24 August 1680, seven days before his death' "The Lord raised a desire in my Father-in law, who was a Priest . . . to go to the People of the Lord which he had raised, gathered, and chosen for himself in England, . . . and as soon as he made it known to us, his wife and children, we found the same willingness, and freedom also in us to go out from our Fathers * * He doubtless refers to his own father. House and Kindred, not consulting with flesh and blood what would become of us . . . And after we had made known our Desire and intent to some of our Dearest Friends, . . . we left all for the love of Truth, and went away . . . in all our Journey the Lord was with us, and brought us safe and well with Joy and Gladness of our Souls, to his Beloved People here in England. Mrs. Bringhurst's father, Hillarius Prachen, died about 1693, and shortly afterwards her mother, sister, and step-daughter came to Philadelphia, bringing with them a "Certicate of Removal", from Friends in London, which is entered in the records of Friends' Meeting at Philadelphia, as follows: "These Therefore may certify all ffrds concerned yt upon enquiry made Concerning the said Barbara Prachen Mariana Van Buylaert & Abigail Matern (mother daughter and granddaughter) we do not find but that they are free and clear from any engagement in relation to marriage with any here and have been of sober conversation amonst friends so wth ye Salutation of dear Love in ye Holy and pretious Truth we remain in ye ffellowship thereoff your friends & Brethren, from ye frds and Brethern of ye 2 weeks meeting in London ye 5 12/mo 1693/4." * * The certificate is signed by Thomas Hudsonn, Charles Bathurst, Wm Ingram, Thos: Barker, Tho: Cox, Wm Saunders, Philip Ford, Theodore Eccleston, John Staples, John Miller, Jon Tomkins, and Benjamin Bealing. After Mrs. Prachen settled in Philadelphia she frequently wrote to Mr. and Mrs. Bringhurst, urging them "to come over," but Mr. Bringhurst "could not be persuaded with to cross the ocean to a new country," as is learned from the "Memorandoms" of the son, who further writes: "My father being dead, my mother concluded to transport herself & family of small children to Pennsylvania, . . . and accordingly took Passage at London in the Brigantine Messenger, James Guy Master, for herself and four children being Elizabeth, John, Barbara & George, & landed at Philadelphia." The date of their emigration is uncertain, but it was before 16 October, 1701, on which day Mrs. Bringhurst was a witness to the will of Samuel Siddon, of Philadelphia. She died at Philadelphia, 4 January, 1711/12, and her mother died there, 9 March, 1711/12. Children, * born at London, England, or Amsterdam, Holland: Rosina Elizabeth Bringhurst, born 24 August, 1688; married, 10 September, 1713, Emanual Dungworth, son of Richard Dungworth, of Philadelphia. John Bringhurst, born 25 February, 1691; died 20 September, 1750; married Mary Claypoole. Barbara Bringhurst, born 29 March, 1693; married, 6 June 1715, William Morrison. George Bringhurst, born 15, May, 1697; died 18 February, 1752; married Anna Ashmead. * There may have been other children who died before the family emigrated. From page 95 of "History of the Bringhurst Family", the Journal of John Bringhurst, Jr: "My Father was Born 1st 9mo 1655, was put prentice to Andrew Toaler Stationer in London and was made free of said City 3d 7mo 1681 Set up his Trade & kept the sign of the Bible in Grascious Street. " On page 95 of the "History of Bringhurst Family", 1901: Immediately after his decease his friends issued a booklet, the title-page of which has been reproduced, and is herewith inserted. A copy of the work is in the possession of Mr. Edward Bringhurst, Jr., of Wilmington, Delaware. It is chiefly made up of short "testimonies" written by pupils under his instruction at Christopher Taylor's boarding-school. Among the scholars who thus bore testimony was Edward Penington, half-brother by marriage of William Penn, who came to Pennsylvania with Penn in 1698, and in 1700 became Surveyor-General of the province and the founder of the Penington family there. Young Penington was a son of Isaac Penington, an eminent Quaker minister and writer, and grandson of Sir Isaac Penington, Lord mayor of London in 1643." Also, from same page, the Journal of John Bringhurst, Jr.: "My Father was Born 1st 9mo 1655, was put prentice to Andrew Toaler Stationer in London and was made free of said City 3d 7mo 1681 Set up his Trade & kept the sign of the bible in Grascious Street.My Mothers Father Hilerias Prache was a Priest in orders in Garmina & my Mothers first Husband John Matern was a School Master there. was both convinced of the truth Profest by the people called Quakers in the Year 1671, not having any to joyn with there, writ to frds in Holdand & London and Received sattisfactory answers to com over accordingly my Grandmother & Mother being also convinced they all left Germoney went to Holland & from thence to London where John Matern Kept School at Christopher Taylors at Edmonton where he died the 5th 7mo 1680.My Father was married to Rosina Matern the 2, 4mo,1682. GrandFather Prache Died and Grandmother Barbarah Prache with her daughter Marion Kelly and my Mothers Daughter Abigail Matern & afterwards Bittle was concerned to go to Pensilvania and all setled in Philadel, Who often wrote to my Father and Mother to com over to them but my Father could not be prevaild with to Cross the ocean to a new Country in his old age." John Bringhurst, Sr.
287 (Research):William Bringhurst was a descendant of Dr. Thomas Bringhurst, a noted physician and surgeon of London, England, who married Elizabeth Hughes, August 27, 1647. Their son John, born November 1, 1665, was a printer in London, and, for advocating the freedom of the press, he was, on September 20, 1684, fined the sum of one pound and stood for two hours in the pillory. He married Rosina Prache, daughter of the Rev. Hillarius Prache, a Lutheran clergyman. After the death of Mr. Prache, his widow, Barbara, came to America, where she was subsequently joined by her daughter, Rosina, who was afterwards the widow of John Bringhurst, and who brought her son, George Bringhurst. The last named, born May 15, 1697, married September 1, 1723, Anna, daughter of John and Sarah (Sellers) Ashmead. Their son William married Mary Morris, June 4, 1769, and they were the parents of six children, of whom the eldest was Israel, who was born February 28, 1770, and died in February, 1807. Israel married, September 27, 1792, Mary Lewis, a daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Jenkins) Lewis. She was a descendant of Jenkin Jenkins, who was born in Wales in 1659, came to America and settled in Gwynedd in 1729. Isaac Lewis was a son of Enos, who was a son of Lewis, who in 1704 married Grace Johns, at Gwynedd Meeting. Sarah Jenkins was a daughter of John and Sarah (Hawksworth) Jenkins, and her mother was a daughter of Peter Hawksworth, who died in 1769, and who was buried at St. Thomas. Israel and Mary (Lewis) Bringhurst were the parents of seven children, among whom was Wright A. Bringhurst, who was a member of the state legislature and a noted humanitarian, who, at his death, bequeathed a large sum for the support of the poor in Norristown, Pottstown and Upper Providence. He died in 1876. Dr. Thomas Bringhurst

BRINTON.\emdash On Second month 2nd, at the home of his son-in-law, I. Roberts Comfort, West Chester, Pa., George Fawkes Brinton in his 89th year. He was the son of Caleb and Anna Fawkes Brinton and was born in 1819, near Gap, in Lancaster Co., where the old homestead still stands on one of the finest farms in that county. His father was active in the protection of the colored people as they appeared on the under-ground rail-road fleeing from the South to the North, during the anti-slavery struggle. Two brothers fell in the Civil War. The last year of his life was one of cheerful preparation, always having plants and flowers in his presence through which he seemed to find the Divine. Gentle and lovely to every one until the very last, which was without an outward struggle. 
George Fawkes Brinton
289 (Medical):San Luis Obispo County Book of Deaths BK 5 PG 2 Hanna Brinton CARTER, female/white/widow, dob: 2-27-1827; pob: Lancaster County, PA; dod: 1-15-1910 at 9 am; pod: residence, Oceano; age at time of death: 82 yrs, 10 mos, 19days, length of stay in POD: 7 mos, Ca: 5 yrs, occupation: physician informant: C. B. CARTER Oceano father: Call BRINTON pob: Lancaster Co, Pa mother: unknown FAWKES pob: unknown cause of death: lobar pneumonia/bronchitis duration - 8 days H. Beyer MD Burial IOOF Cemetery Arroyo Grande 1-16-1910 R. English Undertaker Hannah Whitson Brinton
290 Thomas Brown, age 15, of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England was indentured to Mr. Georg Battersly, 12 April 1706 for 7 years.

On the 6th of June 1723, Thomas attended the Buckingham Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) requesting to join himself to that meeting. Then on the 3rd of July 1723, "Thomas Browns proposal of joyning himself to this Meeting having been taken into consideration & he haveing produced a recomendation in writing from under his master & mistress hands of his faithful servitude & frequenting friends Meeting whilst with them & also a paper of Recomendation from some persons belonging to Abington Meeting to the like purpose therefore this Meeting accepts as far as his life and conversation corresponds with the Truth he desires to join unto.."

On the 8th of August 1723. "At this Meeting Thomas Brown and Ruth Large declared their Intentions of marriage with each other it being the first time..." (a committee was appointed to make sure that neither one was involved with anyone else. This committee reported at the Monthly Meeting held ye 5th of ye 9th Mo 1723. On ye 3rd of ye 10th mo 1723 the committee appointed to attend the marriage reported that it had taken place, but the exact date was not mentioned.)

On 2 Jan 1741 Thomas Brown requested certificates for himself, wife and children, except his eldest daughter to go the monthly meeting at Hopewell in Orange Co., Virginia in order to remove there. On Feb 6th a a favorable report was read and on March 4th a certificate was produced.

On 20 October 1742, Thomas had 802 acres on the west side of Sherando River. In 1743 600 acres that lay upon the "drains of Middle Creek, and in the possession of Thomas Brown was surveyed for George Hobson Jr.

On December 30, 1749 Thomas Brown wrote a will. His will was probated the 8th May 1750 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Thomas and Ruth had 9 children: Sarah, William, Thomas, Samuel, Deborah, Frances, Ruth, Elizabeth and Joseph.

In about 1753, Ruth and most of her children went to Guilford County, North Carolina. They are found in the Cane Creek and New Garden Monthly Meetings of the Quakers. Ruth died the 22 of May 1763 and is buried in the New Garden Graveyard in North Carolina. 
Thomas Brown

I William Brown, of Orange Co., North Carolina, being weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory and knowing the mortality of my body that it is appointed for all men once to die do therefore this the 19th day of the eleventh month in the year 1794 make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner following and as touching such worldly estate as is hath pleased the Lord to bless me with X

I bequeath, and give and devise and dispose of in the following manner.

First I ordain and constitute my son Joel Brown and my friend Jacob Marshall my whole and sole executors of the whole in trust.

I allow my funeral expenses and just debts to be first paid out of my estate.

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Brown a horse and saddle a feather bed and furniture a cow and a calf and peacable possessions on the plantation that I now live on and sufficiently maintained there on with the privileges of the house during her widowhood.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Deborah Brown a feather bed and furniture a sorrel filly that is called here a cow and calf, a side saddle.

I allow at my wifeus death (decease) for my possessions of lands to be sold and the money equally divided amongst my sons who are living at that time, especially by son William to whom I allow the pounds (10) less then the others, and likewise at my wifeus decease for all my personal estate to be sold, that are or may be found upon the premises and the money to be equally divided amongst my daughters who are living at that time.

I give to each of my children two shillings.

In witness where of I William Brown have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.

William Brown (Seal)

Signed and sealed in the presence of

William Brown
Jacob Brown
William Stout 
William Brown
292 Among the descendants of Thomas and Mary Eyre Browne and connected by marriage, were a number of distinguished persons. His son Thomas became a prominent minister among Friends, and died at Philadelphia whither he removed August 21, 1757. His declaration of intention of marriage with Elizabeth Dawson, February 7, 1720, was the first made in Buckingham meeting. Alexander Brown's daughter Esther married Andrew Ellicott, Solebury, who was the first surveyor-general of the United States, assisted Major L'Enfant to lay out the city of Washington, was commissioner on the part of the United States to run the line between this country and Spain, 1800, and was Professor of mathematics at West Point. Major-General Harvey Brown, United States Army, was a great-grandson and a graduate of West Point. One of the children of Andrew Ellicott married Henry Baldwin, justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and another, Lieut-Col. Henry Douglas, United States Army. Other descendants married into the family of Carrol, of Maryland, Barringer, of North Carolina, and Wigton, New Britain. The late John S. Brown, a number of years publisher and editor of the Bucks County Intelligencer, and who filled several offices of financial trust, was a descendant of Thomas Browne, the immigrant.
The first to encroach upon the retirement of Thomas Browne was John Dyer, a minister among Friends, an immigrant from Gloucestershire, England, with his family, 1712. He first settled in Philadelphia, then came out to what was known as the "five-mile mill," on the York road and thence removed to the woods of Plumstead. On the 16th of June, 1718, he purchased one hundred and fifty-one acres of Cephas Child,' including the Dyer property, Dyerstown. He is said to have likewise purchased the improvements of Thomas Brown, who removed farther back into the woods, about where the Plumstead meeting-house stands. The Dyer property only passed out of the family a few years ago, when Doctor John Dyer, a descendant, removed to Philadelphia. John Dyer was a useful man in Plumstead. He built the first mill in the township and one of the first in this section of the county, about where the present mill stands at Dyerstown. He was instrumental in having the Easton road laid out and opened from Governor Keith's place at the county line to his mill, and for many years it bore no other name than "Dyer's mill road." He died the 31st of the 11th month, 1738, and was buried at the Friends' meetinghouse in Plumstead. He owned in all about six hundred acres. When John Dyer came into the township wild animals were so plenty the settlers took their guns with them to meeting, and the beavers built their dams across Pine run. The Indians were numerous, but friendly. 
Thomas Browne
293 One of the earliest settlers in the southeast corner of Plumstead, was Thomas Browne, an immigrant from Barking, county Essex, England. He was a son of George Browne, born 1666, and married Mary, daughter of Alexander Eyre, of Burrow, Lincoln, at Plaistow Friends meeting, 1694. They came to America the winter of 1700-01, and after living awhile in Philadelphia, removed to a two hundred and forty-five acre tract in the Manor of Moorland. In a few years Browne bought fifteen hundred acres in Plumstead and Buckingham, and located on it near the present Dyerstown. "Brownsville," now Gardenville. is on this tract and was named after the family. Until the Friends were able to erect a meeting house Thomas Browne allowed them to hold services in his house. This was about 1729-31. He and his two sons conveyed fifteen acres to the meeting for a nominal sum. Thomas and Mary Eyre Browne had issue; George, married Sarah, daughter of John Shaw, Southampton; Thomas, born 1696, married first Elizabeth, daughter of John Dawson, Solebury, second Magdalen Jones; Mary, married James, son of John Shaw2*4, Southampton; John; Ann; Alexander, married Esther, daughter of John Dyer; Elizabeth, married Thomas Robinson; Joseph married Anne daughter of John Dawson, Solebury, and Esther, married Josiah, son of John Dyer. Thomas Browne spent his life in Plumstead and died there. Thomas Browne
294 WILLIAM BUCHANAN, b. in Pennsylvania, 1790, of Scotch descent;
served in the War of 1812; settled in Harrisville, Harrison county, Ohio, be-
fore 1853; m. in Ohio, Abigail Mercer, d. May 30, 1857, a descendant of Edward
Mercer, of Anglo-Irish descent, who settled in America about 1720; had issue: 1. David; 2. Wilson; 3. William, b. May 1, 1853; settled in Hopedale, Harrison county; m. June 29. 1880, Virginia W. Maddox, a native of Short Creek township, daughter of Wilson and Mary Ladd Maddox. 
William Buchanan
295 (Research):«i»Early Quaker Records in Virginia

«/i»Leaven Bufkin & Dorrithy Newby The Daughter of William Newby of Nanzemund did propound their marriage before a meeting of friends men & women at Tho: Jordan howse in Chucatuck on ye 9th day of ye 12 moth Last and coming before the meeting the second time in Isaac Reeks howse they did publish their marriage againe on ye 12th day of this month and were married in his own house on the seventeenth day of ye second month 1688.
Leaven Bufkin Dorrithy Newby

John Small
Alce Hollowell
Robart Wilson
Marke Alsbury
Ann Wilson
Nathan Newby
Robard Jones
Margret Jordan
Gabrell Newby
Frances Mace
Eliz Scott
John Scott
John Keeton
Ann Small
Johnathan Newby
Andrew Ross
Eliz Ratliff
Edmond Belson
John Small Junir
Martha Jones
Tho : Duke
Izabell Newby
Margret Duke
Rich: Ratliff
Eliz Jordan
Mary Sanders
Christopher Gewin
Eliz : Newby
Mary Keeton
Isaac Reecks
Eliz: Copland
Ann Hacly

Leven Bufkin the sonn of the above-Sd Leven Bufkin & Dorrithy his wife was born the Eight day of the tw elfe month in ye yeare-1688 
Levin Bufkin
296 Will of Thomas Bulla:

I Thomas Bulla of the County of Randolph & State of North Carolina though weak in Body yet in Sound mind & Memory Calling to mind that it is ordered for all men Once to die do Make this my last Will & Testament in Manner & form following

First It is my Will and Desire that all my Just debts & Funeral Expenses Shall be paid as Soon as it can be done with convenience By my Executors herin after Named.

Secondly, I will and bequeath unto my Beloved wife Hester Bulla the use of my Plantation on Back Creek with her Choice of two of my horses, Six Cows two of my best Beds & furniture Such of my farming tools as may be Necessary for her to Carry on the business of the Farm with and allso all the Kitchen furniture and it is my will & Desire that She keep the three youngest Children with her & Support them out of the profits of the farm and Stock above Named untill they Come of age & that She my Said wife Shall hold and enjoy the above Named property during her life or widowhood & no longer-

3rd I leave and bequeath unto my three Oldest Sons Namely William Bulla James Bulla and Thomas Bulla the money arising from the sale of my plantation of three Hundred Acres on Deep River in Guilford County to be Equally Divided amongst them And it is my will And desire that the Said land be Sold and conveyed by my Executors whenever there is a probability of its bringing its Value and Not before

4th I leave & Bequeath unto my Son Joseph Bulla the Old Courthouse lotts with the present Tavern house & other improvements thereon he paying to my Son Uriah fifty Dollars worth of Schooling I leave the Same to him his heirs or assigns forever & all so the lot which I Bought from B Means & lott bought by my Son William to him and his heirs forever -

5thly I leave and Bequeath unto my Son Isaac Bulla the Tavern house & lott which I bought from John Clark and allso the House & lot purchased by me from Thomas Saxton One hundred Acres of Land lying South from the Cross Roads which I purchased from John Clark and allso the plantation I purchased from Joseph Brown with all their Conveniencys & improvements to him his heirs and assigns for ever he paying unto my Son John Bulla One hundred Dollars

6thly I leave & bequeath unto my Son John Bulla the aboved Named One hundred dollars which is to be paid to him by his Brother Isaac and allso my Sawmil and all the land I have lying around it with the Joseph Green plantation and my Sett of Smith tools and Three Cows & Calves all which I will to him his heirs & assigns forever.

7thly I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Sally Frazer forty pounds five pounds of which it is my will and desire Shall be paid her by each of her Brothers out of what I have left them.

8thly I leave and bequeath unto my Daughter Betsey Bulla forty pounds to be paid her by hir Brothers five pounds Each Out of the property I have left them.

9thly I will and bequeath unto my two Sons Namely Daniel Bulla & Uriah Bulla my old home plantation on back Creek with all the Stock Tools and furniture which I have left to my wife to be equally divided Between them at the end of my wifes life or widowhood I allso leave unto them my Still and Stands with all the Casks thereunto belonging to be held equally between them. I likewise leave and bequeath unto my Said Sons Daniel and Uriah one hundred Acres of land including the fork of the Quaker and trading roads and allso One hundred & Seventy acres Adjoining the Old plantation on the South East to be equally Divided between the Said Daniel & Uriah & to be held by them their Heirs & Assigns for ever.

10thly it is my will and desire that my three Negroes Bel Amy & Mourning in case of my death be delivered over to Alexander Gray agreeable to a Contract which we this day have made which is as follows Viz- the Said Gray is to have Said Negroes for Eight Hundred and Forty dollars out of which Sum what I owe him is to be deducted and he is to pay yearly unto my Executors the Sum of Two Hunderd Dollars untill the whole is paid.

11thly it is my will and desire that the moneys comeing from the Negroes as mentioned in the above item Shall be equally deivided amongst my Sons share and Share alike.

12thly I do nominiate Constitute and appoint my three Sons Namely Joseph Bulla Isaac Bulla & John Bulla Executors of this my last will and Testament in witness. wherof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 4th day of November Anno Domini 1808

Thomas Bulla (Seal)

Signed Sealed published &
delivered in presence of us

Alexr. Gray
Eli Powel

Codicil, Since signing the above Will I have thought it might be more advantages to my sons Daniel and Uriah [ ] the Still and Casks which I have Left them Sold by my Executors above named and the money applied to their Use - I therefore Will and Desire that my said Still and Casks be Sold to the Highest bider and the money arrising therefrom be equally Divided between my two Said Sons Uriah and Daniel Bulla In witness whereof I have unto this Codicl Set my hand and seal the 6th day of November 1808.

Thomas Bulla (Seal)

Alexr Gray
Eli Powell 
Thomas Bulla, Jr.
297 In Joseph Hartley's book, Thomas's birthdate is listed as circa 1778 in Pasquotank, North Carolina.

Hartley states, "Close by [to the Zadok Boswell family] in Wayne County, lived several families named Bundy. . . . William Bundy's son, Thomas, was twelve years of age at the time of the census [1790]. We may only guess that he and nine-year-old Milicent were childhood sweethearts, but there can be no doubt that neither approved the removal of the William Bundy family to Surrey County and later across the state line into Virginia. Only 160 miles as the crow flies, the distance over the primitive trails of that time must have been tremendous. The family moved in 1799 and somehow Thomas and Milicent kept in contact, and late in the year 1802, he returned to make Milicent his bride." 
Thomas Bundy
298 Bundys and the Underground Railroad
The family of William Bundy (born in 1780 in North Carolina) and his wife Sarah Overman, moved from North Carolina with the opening of the Northwest Territory, into Belmont Co, Ohio. They settled around Barnesville and there William died in 1828. His family were all anti-slavery as were many Quakers of that time. To back up their beliefs with action, the family operated a station on the "underground railroad" on their farm. Since they were just across the Ohio River from Virginia (now West Virginia), they were often the first stop for slaves who just crossed. One of the places the family would hide these slaves was their hay mow, where they could have a group living for as much as two weeks or more, waiting for the optimum moment to procede north to Canada.
The United States law regarding runaway slaves in not well known today. Even in the free state of the north, slaves were regarded as property to be returned to their owners in the South. If you aided them to escape, you were liable to prosecution as a criminal. Thus such aid was very dangerous to perform. And there were a large number of armed slave catchers (bounty hunters), who made a good living at catching the runaways and returning them for a reward, along with severe punishment for the unfortunate captives.
William Bundy Jr, the 8th child of William and Sarah acted as a conductor, taking the groups from the Bundy farm north to the next station, in the area of Salem, Columbiana Co, Ohio. This made him a criminal by the laws of the day. William would wait for just the right conditions, when there were no bounty hunters around, and when the weather was such as to hide these illegal activities.
One evening, these conditions were met. The Bundys and a good sized group, including most of a family present. The weather had turned stormy and nasty, just right for a secret trip. William Jr, or "Black Bill" as his was known, gathered his group, and they quietly made their way through the town, avoiding any chances of being caught. As they were on their way out of town, they passed the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Just as they got there, the church suddenly let out with lights and people everywhere. They had had an evening service and the weather was so bad that the people decided to wait it out.
Black Bill was seen by everyone, and was effectively caught "red-handed" But he continued on with his group, guiding them on the the next safe house. When he returned he expected to be taken into custody and charged with aiding the escape of "property" But to his surprise, there was no one waiting for him and no one in town said anything about the matter. He came to realize that he and his family were held in high regard, and no one would turn them in. Thus he was able to live up to his conscience with action.
William Bundy
299 (Research):Source: Birth and ancestry from Genealogical and Family History of the
State of New Hampshire, Vol IV, page 1918. 
Martha Bunker
The pioneer ancestors of the Bunting family of America were three sons and a grandson of Anthony and Ellen Bunting, of Matlock, Derbyshire, England, the former of whom was born in Derbj'shire, A. D. 1600, and died at Matlock, January 4, 1700, at the age of one hundred years, his wife following him to the grave on September i, 1700. They were the parents of six children, four sons and two daughters. The daughters married and settled in Nottinghamshire. The sons were: John, born 1655, came to New Jersey in 1678, and married there in 1679, Sarah Foulke, and reared a large family of children, some of whom later settled in Delaware; William, married May 6, 1683, Mary Stevenson, and had five children, the youngest of whom, Samuel, born November 9, 1692, came to Pennsylvania in 1722, married
Sarah Fearne, and is the ancestor of the Darby Buntings; Samuel, came to New Jersey and married, November 18, 1684, Mary Foulke, and is the ancestor of the
New Jersey family of the name. Job Bunting, see forward, youngest son of Anthony and Ellen, born in Matlock, Derbyshire, also came to Crosswicks, New Jersey, and married there Sarah Perkins, in 1685. She and her infant daughter died in 1687, and Job married at Falls Meeting, Bucks county, June 27, 1689, Rachel Baker, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Hardman) Baker, who was born in Hindley, West Darbye, Lancashire, April 23, 1669, and came to Bucks county with her parents in 1684. Her father, Henry Baker, was a prominent Friend in Lancashire, and suffered persecution there for his principles. After coming to Bucks county he became one of the most prominent men in the colony, and served as provincial councillor and member of assembly for several years, as well as filling many other high official positions in the county and province. He married a second time, in 1692, Mary Radcliffe, widow of James, and had ten children, nine by the first marriage and one by the second. His
son Samuel, also a prominent man in Bucks county, was the ancestor of Johns Hopkins, founder of the University that bears his name. Job Bunting on his second marriage, located in Bucks county, on land conveyed to him by his father-in-law, and later purchased considerable other land in Bucks and Chester counties. He died in 1703, when comparatively a young man, and his widow married John Cowgill. The children of Job and Rachel (Baker) Bimting were: Rebecca, born March i, 1691, married December 16, 1709, Joseph Wildman, born March 23, 1683, son of Martin and Ann Wildman, who came from England and settled in Middeltown in 1682. Of the four daughters of Joseph and Rebecca only Rebecca, born January 9, 1715, survived infancy. 2. Samuel, born October 4, 1692, see forward. 3. Sarah, born 1694, died 1699; 4. Job, born March 26. 1696. 5. Rachel, born March 4, 1698.

Samuel Bunting, eldest son of Job and Rachel, settled in Falls township, and was a member of Falls Meeting. He died December, 1759. He married Pricilla Burgess, and they were the parents of thirteen children, viz: Rachel, born August 25, 1717; Samuel, born August 3, 1718, married Hannah Stockdale; John, born September 26, 1720; Priscilla, born July 22, 1722. married, 1747, Thomas Buckman: Sarah , born May II, 1724; Phebe, born March 2, 1726; Joseph, born May 4, 1728. married 1753, Sarah Bidgood; Rebecca, born April 2, 1730, married. 1754. David Headley; Daniel, born February 1, 1733-4. married, 1754. Marry Bartliolomew; David, born February 15, 1735-6, married, 1757, Martha Hough; Timothy, born July 4, 1736, married Elizabeth Headley; Isaac, born January 28, 1738; Benjamin, born September 7, 1740. John Bunting, second son of Samuel and Priscilla, born September 28, 1720, married, January 16, 1745, Christiana Headley, born May 3, 1723, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Palmer) Headley, of Middletown, and granddaughter of John and Christiana Palmer, the pioneer ancestors of that family in Bucks county. The children of John and Christiana (Headley) Bunting were: Joshua, born March 16, 1746. married Mary Brown; Samuel, born September 18, 1748, married, May II, 1775, Ann Moon; Hannah; Joseph, see forward; John, born 1755; Sarah; Lydia, and Asa.

Joseph Bunting, son of John and Christiana, married November 27, 1783, Phebe Moon, daughter of William and Elizabeth Moon, of Falls, and a descendant of one of the oldest families in Bucks county, and later located in Lower Dublin township. Philadelphia county, where they resided until 1808, when he purchased a farm in Bristol township, between Nawportville and Bristol, where he resided until his death in April, 1830. He joined the Associated Company of Falls township in 1775, under Captain Thomas Harvey, of which his uncle, Daniel Bunting, was ensign, and was disowned by Falls Meeting the same year. The children of Joseph and Phoebe (Moon) Bunting were: William, born June 17, 1784; Ann, born August 6, 1785, died February 27, 1786; Solomon, born August 9, 1786, see forward; James, born January 11, 1788: Joshua, born December 17, 1788, married Elizabeth Wright; Christiana, born December 2, 1789, married Walter W. Baldwin; John, born May 12, 1792, never married; Timothy, born June 9, 1793. died young; Samuel, born July 4,1795- died young; Charles, born October 1, 1796, married Isabella Hood; Phoebe, born December 23, 1797, died young; Lydia, born January 20, 1799. married Joshua Wright; David, born January 20, 1802, died August 11, 1802. Joshua, the fourth son. married Elizabeth Wright, daughter of James and Rebecca (Patterson) Wright. January 13, 1820. and they were the parents of the following children: James W. 2^, born October 30, 1831, married Sarah Swart; Joseph, born October 26. 1823, married Beersheba Rue; Joshua E.. born October 16, 1825, married Lucy Smith; John, born March
3. 1827, married Matilda Boate; Lydia, who married Joshua Wright, son of James and Rebecca, and has Phoebe .Ann, James H. and Elizabeth; residence, Bristol. Pennsylvania.
Solomon, second son of Joseph and Phoebe (Moon) Bunting, born August 9, 1786, lived for several years on the old homestead in Bristol township, was later a farmer at Andalusia, and finally removed to Philadelphia, where he died. He married, January 17, 181 1, Ruth Mathias. Solomon and Ruth (Mathias) Bunting were the parents of eight children: Eliza, born 1812, married Aaron MacDonald, a car builder, of Philadelphia, and died at St. Joseph, Missouri; Lydia. born 1814, married (first) Samuel Osier, a merchant of Philadelphia, and (second) Jacob Rambo, a cooper of the same city; Catharine Moon, born in 1816, married Nicholas La Rue, see LaRue family in this volume; Mary, born 1818, married Thomas I. Meyers, a saddler of Philadelphia, and died in that city; Spencer, born 1820, married Susan Noble, and was a carpenter in Philadelphia; Joseph, born in 1S22, married Malvina Kessler; John, born 1824, died young; Solomon, born 1829, married Annie Steele, and was a saddler in Philadelphia for some years, removing later to the south, where he died. Solomon, the father is buried at the Hanover street cemetery, Philadelphia.

Joseph Bunting, second son of Solomon and Ruth (Mathias) Bunting, born on the old homestead in Bristol township, was a farmer and lived for a time on the old homestead, and later farmed near Bridgewater, Bensalem township, where he died in November, 1891. He married Malvina Kessler, and they were the parents of seveii children: Edwin M., see forward; Elwood, a farmer in Bensalem township; Anna, wife of Joseph Preston, who died in Philadelphia twenty years ago; Ruthanna. wife of Edward T. Jenks, a prominent resident of Bensalem; Eliza, wife of Johnson Minster, of Bensalem; Catharine, wife of Theodore Lippincott, of Bensalem; and John S., a farmer in Bristol township, a sketch of whom appears in this volume.

The Buntings have been members of the Society of Friends, almost since George Fox began his ministry, but some of the family early drifted out of membership through marriage to nonmembers, though retaining their associations with the Society, whose meeting they attended. The branch of the family above noted lost their membership in the Society, through the patriotism of their ancestor, Joseph Bunting, Jr., son of John and Christiana, who violated the rules and principles of the sect by joining the Associated Company of Falls township, in 1775. Under Captain Thomas Harvey, for the defense of the rights of his country. His uncle, Daniel Bunting, was ensign of the company. 
Job Bunting

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