The Family Puzzles - Demystified (Sort of)

Notes


Matches 301 to 350 of 1877

      «Prev «1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 38» Next»

   Notes   Linked to 
301 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; Roll: T627_3385; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 37-54. Leonard Harvey Burdick
 
302 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 1750; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 21; FHL microfilm: 2341484.
___________________________________________________________________ 
Donald William Burkle
 
303 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 1750; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 21; FHL microfilm: 2341484.
___________________________________________________________________ 
Howard Edward Burkle
 
304 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T625_1401; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 195; Image: 912.
______________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1824; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 520.0; FHL microfilm: 2341558.
______________________________________________

Death:
Source Citation: Number: 298-30-8194; Issue State: Ohio; Issue Date: 1952.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. 
Anna Maude Burriss
 
305 Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289.
______________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
_________________________________________________________ 
Anna Maude Burriss
 
306 Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
______________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T625_1401; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 195; Image: 910.
___________________________________________________ 
Dorothy Elizabeth Burriss
 
307 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1037; Family History Film: 1255037; Page: 344A; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 0278.
___________________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289.
_______________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
_____________________________________________________ 
Edmond Baxter Burriss
 
308 Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289.
__________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
_________________________________________________ 
Edmund Dewey Burriss
 
309 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289.
______________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
______________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Smithfield, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1824; Page: 27B; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 761.0; FHL microfilm: 2341558.
_______________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T627_3090; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 41-17.
_____________________________________ 
Edna Marjorie Burriss
 
310 Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1037; Family History Film: 1255037; Page: 344A; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 0278. Elizabeth Virginia Burriss
 
311 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289.
____________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
____________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Bethesda, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 1750; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 617.0; FHL microfilm: 2341484.
___________________________________________ 
Eva Belle Burriss
 
312 Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1037; Family History Film: 1255037; Page: 344A; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 0278. John Burriss
 
313 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289.
_________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
__________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: St Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: T627_3030; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 7-54.
________________________________________________ 
Lorena M. Burriss
 
314 Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1289; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1241289.
_________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
________________________________________________ 
Mary Esther Burriss
 
315 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1824; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 529.0; FHL microfilm: 2341558.
______________________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T627_3090; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 41-17.
__________________________________________ 
Mildred Carolyn Burriss
 
316 Yungkurth, Mary

Mary Caroline Burriss Yungkurth, 82, of Boulder, Colo., passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Louisville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3700 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colo. A reception will follow at the church.

Mary was beloved wife to Charles R. Yungkurth for 56 years. They made their home in Endicott, N.Y., until 1999, when they moved to Boulder, Colo.

Mary graduated as valedictorian from Mount Pleasant High School in 1947. After a semester at Mount Union College, where both her parents had gone to school, Mary took a position in the family business, a prosperous grocery store that served both the town and the surrounding farm community. Even as a young child, Mary showed her talent for theater, especially singing, which her mother very much encouraged. By the time she was a young adult, she was appearing in theatrical and musical productions in different venues in eastern Ohio, often in the leading role. Although she never intended to make a career of it, love especially of singing remained with her all her life and wherever she was she took a leadership role in promoting local musical organizations.

Mary expressed this lifelong love for music by joining the Binghamton, N.Y., Choral Society, and served as its president for four years. She was also a member of the Binghamton Symphony board and its president for three years. After serving on the board for 12 years, Mary continued her support of the orchestra and chorus, singing with the chorus and working with the Friends of the Symphony on its many activities.

Mary was very civic-minded and maintained her Republican Party ideals her whole life. She served as precinct committeewoman for Tioga County in New York and a member of the Republican Women's Club. She served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Owego. She served for 11 years including the chairwoman. In Colorado, she joined the Boulder Republican Women's Club and became an active member of that organization right away, making many friendships that she has treasured.

Mary was very active in the Central Methodist church in Endicott, N.Y., and also loved her membership in the Monday Afternoon Club of Binghamton.

Mary continued participation in many groups after the move to Boulder. She joined the Newcomers Club right away, and that led to one of her most enjoyable clubs where she soon made a wonderful group of friends; the Monday bridge club at East Boulder Rec Center. Mary joined the Boulder Chorale and spent many happy years singing with that group.

Mary leaves her beloved husband, Charles; their four children: son, Charles B. (Stacy) Yungkurth, Tucson, Ariz., and their sons, Zachary and Robert; daughter, Karen Y. (Paul) Gerhardt, Vail, Colo.; daughter, Kristin E. (Craig) Raphael, Brooklyn, N.Y., and their sons, Malachi and Ezra; and son, Kurt S. (Terri) Yungkurth, Tucson, Ariz., and their sons, Scott and Jeffrey; and her brother, Charles Edmond Burriss, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

In lieu of flowers or other memorials, donations may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder & Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026. 
Mildred Carolyn Burriss
 
317 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T624_1201; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0103; ; FHL microfilm: 1375214.
______________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T625_1401; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 195; Image: 910.
______________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1824; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 529.0; FHL microfilm: 2341558.
______________________________________________
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T627_3090; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 41-17.
_________________________________________ 
Myron S. Burriss
 
318 From Glenn Berry:
"The Burriss Store" lists the family as "On September 13, 1946, E. B. Burriss sold the stock of the store to his son Myron. The building was purchased in 1948 from the estate of Mrs. E.B. Burriss. Myron, his wife Kaddy, son Charles and daughter Mary all worked in the family business." Earlier it had said "His two sons, Edmund and Myron, became partners in the store and it became "E.B. Burriss & Sons". 
Myron S. Burriss
 
319 Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: MT Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: 1037; Family History Film: 1255037; Page: 344A; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 0278. Ross Scott Burriss
 
320 William Rees-Sept 12, 1682 a party of 17 arrived in Phila. from Wales, having all purchased land in Phila. in the Penn Indian Purchase, in what is now Montgomery County, and among them were 3 Reeses-John, Edward and Evan Rees,-and in 1780, Samuel Rees, a son of Samuel and a grandson of Evan Rees, came to Northampton (now Monroe) County, with his compass (being a young man of 20) to follow the business of surveying, and on Oct 4, 1792 he married Rachel Stroud, and returned to the place where he was born, "Trappe, Montgomery County", where he resided until 1806, when he retured to Stroud twp. They lived on a farm left by Col. Jacob Stroud, to his daughter, Rachel (Stroud) Rees. They raised a large family. Hannah, w/o Daniel E. LaBar, a surgeon and an uncle of Judge J.D.LaBar, of Monroe County. She, Hannah, died at Delavan, Wisc., in 1856. Stroud, married Christiana Butz, who grandfather, Michael Butz came to America from Germany about 1683 and settled in Montgomery County. He died 1872 aged 77, in Iowa. Elizabeth died single, Julia Ann married and lived near Chicago, IL. She was born Feb 4, 1799, and was still alive in her 88th year. Sally, married Giles Slocum of Kingston, Luzerne Co, a nephew of Frances Slocum, the girl captured in the Indians when a child in Wyoming Valley. Daniel, a physician, died 1833 at Stroudsburg, unmarried. Evan, a lawyer, died at Easton, Nov 1835, unmarried, Edward, a physician and practiced in KY for 20 years, then married and settled in Jacksonville, ILL, and died there Dec 13, 1882. James Hollingshead Rees, went to Chicago and died there, Sept 20, 1880, married but no children. Anne Stroud Rees, who went to Wisc, about 1850 with her mother and sister Julia Ann, married a Dr. Sales, and died about 1858, childless. Samuel Rees, died at Stroudsburg, Jan 16, 1841, in his 81st year. Rachel Rees, died at Delavan, Walworth County, Wisc, in 1854 aged 79y 11m 24d.

William Stroud Rees, the eldest of 12 children of Stroud and Christian (Butz) Rees. In 1847 he married Esther Kester, d/o Peter Kester of Hamilton twp, They had 6 children, and raised two of them, two daughters, the eldest of which was married and died in Iowa. His family at the present time (1886) is himself, wife, daughter and grandson. On his mother's side he was related to the Kellers and Bossards, his grandmother being Catharine Keller and his great-grandmother Christina "Bossert"

Bucks Co Morgan Morgan, son Edward and Margaret (Rittenhouse) Morgan, born in Montgomery township July 3, 1749, was a blacksmith in Whitpain township, died Feb 29, 1832. Married at Gwynedd MM, April 21, 1774, to Ann Robert, who was born Feb 14, 1748, died Oct 14, 1808, their son Benjamin, born July 6 1775, died Sept 2, 1835 to Tacy Stroud.


David Burson, eldest son of James and Sarah (Price) Burson, was born in 1749, Springfield twp. He married in 1774 to Lydia Williams, born in Kingwood, NJ, d/o Benjamin and Mercy (Stevenson) William, for Nockamixson township, Buck Co. Children; Edward, 1780-1852 married Jemima Stroud, Johh W., married Mary Meredith, Isaac married Tacy Nixon, Ann married John Welding, Susan H., married Charles Stroud, Sarah married Simon Sackett Wetherill

Heacock, Jonathan, 4th son and 8th child, of William and Ann (Roberts) Heacock, born in Rockhill township, Bucks Co., April 11, 1760 married in 1783 to Hannah Davis, of Haverford . Children, their son, Jesse D. born 1788 married Priscilla Yarnell.

George Phillips, came on the Endeavor of London, arriving 1683. He married about 1699 to Patience Griffith, d/o Howell Griffith and sister to Abraham Griffith. Children, their son John born 1702, died about 1762, married Elizabeth Davies.

Best Wishes, Geri 
David Burson
 
321 HON. JOHN W. BURSON

To none of the many enterprising men once residents of Muncie is this city more indebted for substantial encouragement than to Mr. Burson. Through a life of honest industry he advanced from moderate circumstances to opulence, and dispensed his bounty for the improvement of the town, and to ameliorate the condition of those to whom fortune had been less kind than to himself, instead of hoarding his gains and adding to a fortune already ample. By the course he pursued in life he endeared himself to all who knew him, and his record as a business man, a friend, and a Christian gentleman is stamped indelibly upon the memories of all, while the benefits of the public enterprises to which he lent his exit are felt and appreciated by those who survive him.
Mr. Burson was born August 21, 1820, at the Burson homestead in Springfield Township, Bucks Co., Penn., within five miles of the town of Bursonville. His parents were Dr. Edward and Jemima (Stroud) Burson, who removed from Bursonville to Stroudsburg, Penn., and subsequently to Wilmington, Ohio. His father was a very able physician, and practiced both in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He died at Waynesville, Ohio, in 1852. His mother died at Richmond, Ind., in 1863. His paternal grandparents were David and Lydia (Williams) Burson. Lydia Williams was one of a numerous family of the same name who settled near the Delaware River, above Bristol, and not far from Irvina.
David Burson's father was a native of Wales, and settled in America about the middle of the eighteenth century. The maternal grandparents of our subject were Col. Jacob and Elizabeth (McDowell) Stroud. Jacob was the founder of Stroudsburg, now a flourishing and beautiful village, situated above the Delaware Water-Gap,on a fine plateau, between a spur of the Allegheny and Pocono Mountains, and at the confluence of Brodhead's and Pocono streams. In the campaign of the English against the French, Col. Stroud, although a young officer, served on the staff of Gen. Wolf, and was present at the death of his General at the storming of Quebec.
> In early life the subject of this memoir sustained an injury, which kept him in feeble health for several years until he outgrew the effects of it. His early education was such as the times afforded, which, at best, was indifferent. He had a studious mind, however, and learned much that was beyond the prescribed course of study. In 1832, he removed with his parents to Stroudsburg, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Penn. During this time he was placed under the instructions of a Mr. Hubbard, who was employed as a teacher and became an inmate of the family. Under his guidance young Burson received a good intellectual training, and at a later date was sent to West Town Boarding School, then one of the leading educational institutions of the Friends in the United States-being outranked only by Haverford College.

In the year 1837, Mr. Burson accompanied his father's family to Clinton County, Ohio, where, for seven years, his time was employed in conducting and superintending a farm near Wilmington. Subsequently he learned the carpenter's trade, and worked at that trade in Ohio and afterward at La Porte, Ind. Returning from the latter city to Ohio, he engaged in mercantile pursuits with the means saved from his earnings as a mechanic. He possessed the qualities of a successful business man, more as the endowment of nature than as the result of education, and, in 1848, at the age of twenty-eight years, he was elected Teller of the Eaton Branch of the old State Bank of Ohio, where he remained for about four years. It was during this period that he formed the acquaintance of his devoted wife, Miss Mary E. Wilson, to whom he was united in marriage February 19, 1851.
In 1853, he left the Eaton Branch Bank, and with John Hunt founded the Cambridge City Bank, at Cambridge City, Ind. In the great financial crisis of a few years later, this was one of the few banks that with stood the shock. In 1856, he came to Muncie and founded the Muncie Branch of the State Bank of Indiana with a capital of $100,000, which was soon increased to$150,000. In 1865, this bank was re-organized under the capital of $200,000; and, a surplus sum of $100,00 and Mr. Burson was its Cashier. In 1871, the capital increased to $300,000 the surplus remaining as before. The establishment of this bank aided materially in developing the resources of the county and building up the city of Muncie, and for its establishment at this place the citizens owe their thanks to Mr. Burson's efforts, as some of the heaviest stockholders of the old State Bank were at first opposed to this place for the location of the Branch.
For a number of years, Mr. Burson was a Director of the "BeeLine" Railway, and a Director of the La Fayette, Muncie and Bloomington Railway at the time of his decease. Said one of his friends "The best guarantee our people had that this last-named road would be completed was the fact that he was determined it should be". He was prominent in various other public enterprises, and all measures for improving the city or county received his support and encouragement . In polities he was a Republican, and served as a member of the State Central Committee from this district from 1868, to the time of his demise. He was unremitting in his labors for the success of the party, but not ambitious for personal recognition. Only once did he permit himself to become a candidate for office. This was in 1870, when he was elected State Senator from the district composed of the counties of Delaware and Madison.

After an illness of three weeks, and with his mind fully reconciled to his approaching dissolution, Mr. Burson passed peacefully away September 21, 1872. The funeral obsequies took place on the 24th, and a Masonic special train draped in mourning carried the Masonic Order of neighboring cities, together with a large number of friends to mourn the loss of the deceased. Business was suspended in Muncie, and the entire county was in mourning. The funeral services were conducted according to the rites of the Masonic Order, and the corpse was in charge of the mandery, and the members of the Scottish Rite Order, from Indianapolis, were also in attendance. Every one united in paying homage to the memory of the distinguished dead, and over five thousand persons joined the funeral procession. (Page 207) 
John W. Burson
 
322 Benjamin Butler, Hannah his wife, and their children, Lawrence, - Ellen, Hannah, John, Meribah, Ann, and Sarah, came from near Philadelphia, by the way of Lancaster, Harrisburg, and Pittsburg, in a two-horse wagon, and were about four weeks on the route. They arrived at Salem in April, 1811. Mr. Butler was poor and settled on the farm of Robert French, in section thirty-six, where he lived a year. He then moved into the present township of Goshen and occupied land owned by Aaron Street, near the western boundary, and lived there two years. A Friend gave him an opportunity to buy and build, and he purchased one hundred and sixty acres on section eighteen, where Elihu Cobb lives, and moved into a building of round logs which he there erected. He lived in this until August, 1828, when he died.
John Butler, son of Benjamin, purchased a farm adjoining the Friends' meeting-house, and in 1825 built a two-story cabin, of hewn logs, in which he began housekeeping in August of that year. His wife was Priscilla Fawcett, whom he married at the Friends' meeting house in Salem. In 1829 he purchased the farm he now occupies, which was at that time all woods. Here he built, in 1830, a log house with a shingle roof, but, his wife dying in that year, he changed his plans, and did not move to the farm until his second marriage, in 1834. While living with his father on the farm in section eighteen, it fell to his lot to do the "milling." He generally carried to mill about two bushels of grain. The mill was nearly due east from the faim, on a branch of Beaver creek, was known as the "Stratton mill," and was probably built about
1809.
Mr. Butler, a prominent member of the Society of Friends, was appointed one of the associated executive committee of Friends of the Central Indian Superintendency of the United States. 
Benjamin Butler
 
323 L. W. BUTLER, farmer; P. O. Alli- was born in Burlington Co., N. J., Sept. 15, 1797. His grandfather, John Butler, when about 16 years old, in com-pany with another boy of similar age, left their home in Ireland, unknown to their folks, and emigrated to this continent, settling in New Jersey. John Butler married and re- there. He had only one son, Benja- who lived to maturity. When he (Ben- arrived at manhood, he married Han- Webster, daughter of Lawrence Web- of English descent. Of this union, the subject of these notes was first-born of their nine children. About the year 1804, the fam- moved from New Jersey and located in what is now a surburb of the city of Phila-delphia; there they remained until 1811, when they removed to Ohio and settled east of Da- Columbiana Co., and the following year located in Goshen Tp., now Mahoning Co., where his parents died; his father in his 66th year,, and his mother at 85 years of age. They belonged to the orthodox society of "Friends," as did all the family reared in that faith. His early secular education was such as the ordinary subscription schools of his time afforded. March 20, 1820, he was married to Sarah Votaw, daughter of Moses Votaw, a pioneer of Columbiana Co. Mr. and Mrs. Butler started out on life's " jour- together, in the woods, with very lim- means; but although their tog' cabin was a rude affair, it was surrounded by luxuries which gold can never purchase-an air of con- and happiness, which caused even the wilderness to smile. In their humble and unassuming way they toiled and prospered, and saw the fruits of their labor accumulate until they were in good financial circumstan- To them were born nine children, viz.- now in Cedar Co., Iowa; Hannah, wife of David Tatum, of Cleveland; Mary, de- Lewis, now of Toledo, Ohio; Joseph and Benjamin, twins, the latter in Morgan Co., Ind.; Joseph removed to Arkansas, where be died; Eunice is the wife of Flemming Stanley, of Michigan, and John is in Kansas. Mr. Butler succeeded in business, and accunmla- considerable property in his life-time, but has of late years distributed it liberally amongst his children, giving each a fair por- to enable them to start for themselves; and was somewhat unfortunate in going as surety for $5,000, which amount he was obliged to settle. When younger and more able to stand the burthen of worldly care, he was energetic and active in business, a ready discerner of character, possessed of rood judgment, and was firm in his friendships.
His wife died in 1866, and in October of 1868, he married Ann Beck. He attends to, or oversees, the work on his farm, and notwith- his advanced age, he is a man of re- vital force and physical ability. 
Lawrence Webster Butler
 
324 (Research):John Cadwallader came from Wales, was a prominent minister in the Society of Friends, and travelled extensively in Truth's service. He was married in 1701 to Mary Castle in Abington Meeting. He bought 276 acres of land, on which he resided, bounded on the southeast by the Moreland township line, on the southwest by the Palmer tract, on the northwest by the Meeting-house property, and on the northeast by the road that now leads to Hatboro. He died in 1742, while ;on a religious visit to Friends in the West Indies,

aud was buried in the Friends' burying ground on the island of Tortola, where Thomas Chalkley was buried the previous year. His companion, John Estaugh, also a prominent minister in our Society, took cold during a thunder storm at the time of his funeral and was buried by his side two weeks later. In 1841 the graveyard in which were deposited the remains of these valued friends, was visited by John Jackson, George Truman, and Thomas Lougstreth while on a religious mission to the inhabitants of the West India Islands. The property of John Cadwallader was divided among his sons, his son John having the homestead, which continued to be occupied by his descendants bearing that name for four generations, and is now owned by Thomas Stackhouse. To his youngest son Benjamin who married Grace, daughter of Henry Comly, he donated the northwest corner of his farm adjoining the Meeting-house property. The house that stands across the meadow from the southeast front of the Meeting-house, was built by him in 1767 and remained in the family until the year 1800. 
John Cadwallader
 
325 John Cadwalader

"I John Cadwalader of Warminster in the County of Bucks, and Province of Pennsylvania, Being about to go on a Religious visit to the Island of Tortola, tho' in my Declining years yet of a sound mind, memory, and understanding, thought good to make and Ordain this my last will and Testament in manner hereafter Expressed, That is to say, first of all I will that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses be fully paid and Discharged.

Item - I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Margaret all the household goods which she brought with her at time of our marriage. The one Gray horse, and one cow, and also all the Bonds that is now lodged in her hand, in lieu and in full recompence for all Third, Dowers, and Demands, whatsoever, to my Estate Goods, and Chattels; and to live in the house we now live in during her widowhood.

Item - I give and bequeath unto my Daughter-in-law, Mary Cadwalader the sum of five pounds Lawful money of the said Province.

Item - I give and bequeath unto my grandson Isaac Cadwalader the sum of five pounds of the like money. But in case my Said grandson should die in his minority, my will is that the said five pounds be equally divided between his surviving Brothers and Sisters, the children of his Deceased father.

Item - I give and bequeath all the residue of my Estate, Goods, and Chattels nothing Excepted Save the Afore mentioned Legacies to be Equally Distributed between my children Viz. John, Jacob, Joseph, Benjamin, Sarah, Jane, Mary and Martha, and my Son Isaac's children whom I would to have an Equal Share with one of my aforesaid Children, to be Equally Divided among them, And my will further is that in case my said daughter Mary the wife of Benjamin Eaton should remove with her said husband to live anywhere out of this Province that her share or Division of My Estate as aforesaid be not paid unto her, but I do hereby Order the same to be Equally Divided between aforesaid Children and son Isaac's Children all to have between them and Equal share of one of my said Children anything herein contained not withstanding.

Item - I give unto my son Benjamin the remainder of John Bryan's Time or Apprenticeship willing my son to fulfill his Indenture and to teach or cause to be taught the Trade my said Son follows anything herein before Contained notwithstanding.

I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my son Jacob Cadwalader and son-in-law John Bond to be joint and Co-Executors of this my last will and Testament.

Also I Do Nominate and appoint my friend George Lewis and John Evans (both of the County of Philadelphia) to be Overseers of this my Last will and Testament to see the same Accomplished.

Finally I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other will and Testament by me heretofore made or declared to be made Either by word of mouth or writing validing and Confirming this only to be my Last in which whereof I have hereinto set my hand and Seal the Thirtieth day of the Seventh month Anno Dom 1742.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator as his Last will in the Presence of us and hereunto Subscribed

Witnesses

Jno Evans a friend )
Rowland Evans a friend )

John Cadwalader

Proved June 20, 1743 Then personally appeared John Evans and Rowland Evans the witnesses to the foregoing will and on their solemn affirmation according to Law do declare they saw and heard John Cadwalader the Testator above named Sign and Institute and Declare same will to be his last will and testament and that at the time thereof He was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge." 
John Cadwallader
 
326 Obituary:
Townsend, Mrs, Elvira died March 11, 1870 of paralysis at the home of her son-in-law in West Elkton, age 102 years 4 days.
Born in North Carolina, March 7, 1768 and moved to South Carolina when about 8 or 10. At the close of the Revolution she formed acquaintance with and married John Townsend, a soldier, May 6, 1783. Joined Friends.
In 1803 moved to Warren County, Ohio near where Waynesville now is and stayed a few years, moving to Wayne County, Indiana. staying until August 25, 1853 when her husband died.
She then came to live with her son-in-law, Elisha and Elizabeth Stubbs in West Elkton. She retained her mental and physical faculties quite well until some 18 months ago when she had a light attack of paralysis.
She raised 12 children, all dead but 2.
In the fall of 1815 or 1816, in company with others she rode horseback from Wayne County, Indiana to Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, 0hio, a distance of over 200 miles to attend Friends Yearly Meeting.
(From the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, IUPUI University Library 755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202(317) 274-0464) 
Elvira Cain
 
327 (Research):Travelled widely in the ministry of his faith. He visited Maryland in
1701, with Abraham Marshall; Virginia and Carolina in 1702, with John
Rodman; the same three states in 1707, 1709 and 1711. In 1715, he
visited " Barbadoes", Antigua and Nevis 
Vincent Caldwell
 
328 Vincent Caldwell was a Quaker. He immigrated in 1699 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CALDWELL, Vincent, came from Derbyshire, England, about the year 1699, and brought a certificate to Darby Monthly Meeting, of which, for a time, he was a member. Though a young, unmarried man, he was a preacher of some note, and during his sojourn at Darby made a religious visit to Maryland with the approbation of the meeting. In 1703 he was married to Betty Peirce, daughter of George Peirce, of Thornbury, and soon after settled in Marlborough, Chester Co., where he died in 1720, aged forty-five years. He continued to be an approved minister till his death. His wife did not marry again, though she survived him thirty-seven years, having removed to Wilmington a short time before her death, which happened in 1757, in the seventy-seventh year of her age. She lived an exemplary life, attending strictly to her religious duties, and towards its close appeared in the ministry. They had five daughters, viz; Ann; Betty, m. to Joel Baily, Jr., 1724; Mary, m. to Joseph Gilpin, 1729; Hannah, b. 12,12,1711, m. to John Marshall, 1733; Ruth, m. to George Gilpin, 1737. From these have descended a numerous offspring.

Elizabeth M. 'Betty' Pearce (Peirce) was born in Gloucestershire, England 18 Sep 1680. Elizabeth died 27 Dec 1757 in Kennett, Chester Co, PA, at 77 years of age. She married Vincent Caldwell in New Garden, Chester Co, PA, 11 Aug 1703. Vincent was born in Moniach, Derbyshire, England abt 1674. Vincent died 10 Jan 1757 in East Marlborough Twsp, Chester Co, PA, at 82 years of age. 
Vincent Caldwell
 
329 "Ebenezer Calef, Esq., settled in Nantucket, 'a Housewright, Carpenter and land owner.' For thirty years he served as Justice of the Peace, and performed sixty-three marriages in that Quaker community. At a town meeting in 1746 he was appointed one of a committee of three to see that a lighthouse was built at Brant's Point. this was the second lighthouse built in this country, Boston Light being the first. In his will, dated 1776, he writes, 'And now, whereas I have in my lifetime handed out or given to sundry of my children sundry goods and Furniture, as may be seen in my little Book marked E.C.A. wherein is charged the sundry as above, now my mind and Will is that those children of mine that are short of the Rest agreeable to said account in the little Book, shall first be made equal to the Rest before division . . . ' " Ebenezer Calef
 
330 The Canaday family was of Scots-Irish decent. They originally emigrated from Northern Ireland to Scotland, thence to Holland, then Germany. From there they came to America, landing in Virginia sometime in the early 1700's. They were devout members of the Society of Friends, which probably accounts for the many moves they made, as they sought a location free of the religious intolerance often prevalent against the sect. It is said that two brothers quarreled during the voyage to America, and one of them resolved to change his name to Kenedy. Other spellings in old records are: Cannaday, Kanaday, Canady, Canedy, and Kennedy.

Charles Canaday is the first of the family of that name for which any known record has been found. His birthplace is indeterminate but he is known to have lived in Loudoun County, Virginia, about 40 miles west of present-day Washington, DC. In 1740, he married Phebe Beals, one of the nine children of John Beals and Sarah Bowater. Her paternal grandfather, also named John Beals, immigrated from England or Wales and was an early surveyor in southeastern Pennsylvania. Her maternal great grandfather, John Edge, had suffered the indignity of being incarcerated in Newgate Prison in England for his Quaker activities in 1784, after which he emigrated to Pennsylvania. Also one of her brother, Thomas, who made several missionary trips to native Indian tribes in a pious effort to convert them, was rewarded by being tried as a confederate of the hostile Indians. Charles and Phebe had two sons, John and Charles. Beyond that, little is known of Charles Canaday except that he was killed in the Indian wars in 1745, when only about 30 years of age, as his wife remarried on that date to Robert Sumner. Her new husband was not a Quaker and she was disowned. After due repentance and the acceptance of her husband as a member, she was reinstated. They then were granted certificates of transfer and moved with her two sons to North Carolina, ultimately joining the New Garden Monthly Meeting in Rowan County and producing ten more children. At the time of their move there was a great influx of Quakers into Carolina from the upper colonies. They founded the New Garden Boarding School, which later became Guilford College. It was the repository of many early Quaker records which unfortunately were destroyed by a fire at the college in 1885. Because of the loss of those documents, little more specific information is known of the family after their arrival in North Carolina until the marriage of John Canaday. (Taken from: A Family History, by Donovan Faust)

One wonders how one family could possible produce such a group of overachievers. Their ancestry gives us no clue of greatness. The Canadays were of Quaker stock. Their earliest known ancestor was Charles Canaday, who died in the 1740's, probably in Frederick County, Virginia, leaving his young widow, the former Phebe Beals, with two young sons: Charles and John. Phebe married again, and, with her new husband, Robert Sumner, joined the other Quakers traveling down the Shenandoah Valley to settle near New Garden in Guilford County, North Carolina. (Taken from The Henry County Historicalog, Spring, 2001) 
Charles Canaday
 
331 «b»John Canaday, Jr. «/b»moved to Jefferson County, Tennessee, at the same time as his parents in June of 1797. He was a member of Lost Creek Monthly Meeting until his marriage and apparently made his peace with the Quakers after his marriage contrary to discipline. «b»Juliatha«/b» was received as a member on December 28, 1805. She is listed as Latha in the records at Lost Creek. Their children born though 1815 are listed at Lost Creek Monthly Meeting. John Canaday, Jr.
 
332 (Research):Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. 
Carroll Benjamin Carter
 
333 CATTELL SCHOOL Grades K-6
East 12th and Hull
Site- 2.1 acres
Cattell School bears the name of Jonathan Wright Cattell who was all outstanding pioneer of early Des Moines days. Prior to 1909, Cattell School was known as Grand View Grade School.
Mr. Cattell was born in Pennsylvania and lived there until about twenty years of age. He married and moved to the Territory of Iowa about 1845, settling in Cedar County. He was a state senator from that county and quite an active legislator.
In 1858 he was elected auditor of Iowa. In regard to his election, the State Register says: "It was a fortunate thing for Iowa that a man of his Roman simplicity, Spartan courage and inflexible honesty that arose above every temptation was in that position at that particular time." He introduced improve­ments into the manner of conducting monetary transactions of the state as well as in the system of bookkeeping. During his incumbency, which covered the entire civil war era, the expenditures were very heavy and the work greater than ever before. Twice he was re-elected to the office.
While a member of the General Assembly, Jonathan Cattell and other State House officials and citizens sponsored a school at East Ninth and Des Moines Streets. It was a community later served by Bryant School. Though built and supported by private contributions, there was no intention of making it a private school. When two colored children were admitted, the wealthiest contributor withdrew his children as well as his contributions. Mr. Cattell and others doubled their payments and the school went on. He was one of the first men in Des Moines to support minority groups by insisting on equal educational opportunity for all.
After his retirement, Mr. Cattell remained a resident of the city and for a short time was out of political life. In. 1866 he was nominated by the Republicans of Polk County as their representative in the State Senate. He served two terms and again retired from public office. However in 1885 he was appointed by Governor Sherman as auditor of the state, to fill out a term. Physically Mr. Cattell resembled Abraham Lin­coln.
In 1967, the School District began purchasing, for future needs, the properties north of the present school grounds -­north to Tiffin between East 12th and East 13th. All but one property has been purchased. To support and enrich a strong basic skills program, following areas are noted:
1. A phonetic approach to reading continues to be used in the primary grades.
2. A career education program, integrated with the curriculum areas, was implemented.
3. There has been emphasis on the use of supplementary materials and instructional media materials and
equipment. The auditorium is being converted to a media center.
4. There has been assistance from resource and support personnel. The most recent programs have been in the areas of reading and learning disabilities.
5. Cooperative planning and teaching to meet the needs of individuals.

To enhance the "Community School" concept, the following areas have been utilized: 1. School-Community Council
2. Classes for children and adults through the district's Community Education Department. 3. Recreation program sponsored by the City Parks and Recreation Department. 4. Working relationship with Grandview College.
5. Involvement of community in the Career Education Program.

In the mid-1970's Cattell had a departmentalized primary unit with a grade 4-6 modified six-unit program for the older students. 
Jonathan Wright Cattell
 
334 Postmaster of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, 1861 and 1870 Robert Wallace Chambers
 
335 William Chambers Ann Smith
2 March 1944 , Wilmerding, PA
William Chambers was a weaver by trade in Ireland; followed this trade in Americn a. William Milner (son of David Milner and Mary Ann Chamber remembered the old loom which remained for many years in the attic of the old house (presumably the Old Milner Homestead, that is, the house that William Chambers first built at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio) which we understand to be the house where Cousin Nannie Chambers died.
Both who came from Ireland lived with David N Milner and Mary Ann Chambers would entertain their grandchildren with Old Country folk lore in a "rich Irish brogue."
William Chambers and Ann Smith, his wife, lie buried in the old Seceder Cemetery at the east end of Mt Pleasant Village. Both headstones are well preserved and bear record.
By S C McConahey 
William Chambers
 
336 (Research):Will of Anthony Chambless:

I Anthony Chamness of Chatham County and State of North Carolina This twenty-first Day of the Eleventh month commonly called November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred seventy and six:, Being in health of Body and perfect Mind and Memory Blessed be God. . And Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die: I do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, and as touching our worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless me with. in this I give devise and dispose of in Manner following, First I ordain and constitute my Eldest son Joseph Chamness to be my only and soal Executor of this my Last will and testament: I allow my funeral charges and just debts to be first paid out of my Estate: Also I give and Devise to my son John Chamness all that parcel of land whereon he now lives beginning at Betty Mayners southeast Corner Running thence north to Richard Kemps Corner thence west along Kemps Line to the petition fence: thence, of astrait Corner to Betty Mayners Line containing less or more to be freely possessed and enjoyed by him his heirs or assigns forever..... Also I give to my son Joshua Chamness the Remainder part of my land that I now live on to be freely possessed and enjoyed by him his Heirs or assigns forever. But if my son Joshua should decease without an Heir Lawfully Begotten of his Body, then his share of Land to be sold and the Money to be Equally Divided Between my sons Joseph and Anthony. I also give to my son Joshua one feather bed furniture and Bedstead [?] the waggon and all the geers and the three Work Creatures with all the plantation tools as two plows and an Iron toothed Harrow and Mattock and hoes and the working tools Belonging to the plantation with chears table and chest and his [?] and Yearling the puter tankard fire tongs and shovel and the largest [?] and hooks and [?] Rack Also I give and devise to my Daughter Ann Chamness the feather Bed furniture and bedstead that was called Elizabeths and the cow bell [?] and her [?] from this time with three puter basons and four puter plates and one puter dish I also give and devise to my daughter Rachel [?] three puter plates and two puter basons...I give to my daughter Susannah Reynolds five shillings ... I give to my daughter Sarah Vestal five shillings... I also give to my daughter Mary Davis five shillings ... I also give to my daughter Martha Husey five shillings ... I also give to my son Anthony Chamness my worsted suit best hat and tea kettle I also allow the Rest of my Cattle to be Equally divided Between my two sons Joseph and Joshua...I also allow my sheep to be equally devided Between my son Joshua and his Step Mother and the gees and the rest of the fowls with the hogs after they have been killed Their winters meat all to be Equally devided...I also allow her to have the half of the grain that is Raised on the plantation untill my son Joshua comes to age and after he comes to age if she pleases to live with him and to do for him and he pleases to let her then she may have the third of what is Raised and the flax also to be devided he is to [dress?] it and she to make it Ready for wearing - I also allow her all the goods and Chattles that she Brought here that was her former husbands to be her own and my children to have no clame therein I also give to my daughter Lydia Ward the Case of Drawers the puter Quart and fine flackes. I allow Sarah Wheeler to have the Course flackes I also allow Sarah Wheelers Eldest Dan Wellmet to have one Black Cow unmarked one puter dish The Coffy Pot and Canister and a tin spice box and a large puter Bason all which was Called her granmothers.... In witness and Testamony I Anthony Chamness do hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year first above written signed and sealed in the presence of ? Witnesses William Marshill Joseph Cloud [?] Jacob Marshill X Anthony A. Chamness (Seal) Mark Chatham County, Nov [?] 1783 Duly proved in open Court by the Affirmation of William Marshill & ordered to be Recorded. 
Anthony Chamness, Sr.
 
337 Anthony and Sarah (Cole) Chamness were the founders of the Chamness
family in America.

Anthony Chamness was born on February 17, 1713 to John and Ann (Weary)
Chamness. His family lived in the area of Wapping, now part of London
located just southeast of the Royal Mint along the Thames. His parents were married at St. John's Church of Wapping on January 4, 1704. Anthony was baptized at St. John's when he was 18 days old.
Four older siblings and four younger siblings were also baptized there.
Anthony's birthplace is listed as East Smithfield, a road in that area. Birthplaces of his siblings include East Smithfield, Wiltshire Lane, and Parrott Alley. The family name is spelled "Chamniss" in the church records. The name had earlier evolved from "Champneys" and "le Chaumpeneys".

Family legend states that Anthony was lured aboard a ship in London,
kidnaped, and brought to the colonies. However researchers have found a record of indenture for Anthony. On February 9, 1725 he was indentured to John Cooke of London as a bond servant for 7 years. His home is listed as White Chapel in Middlesex County, which lies just east of Wapping. His destination was Maryland. The indenture lists his age as 15, but according to his birth date he was just turning 12.

Sarah Cole was born May 1, 1718, probably in Baltimore County, Maryland.
She was the daughter of Joseph and Susanna Cole. Joseph died in 1720, leaving
land to Sarah in Baltimore County. We do not know how long her mother lived afterward or whether she remarried. Family legend states that Sarah was also an indentured servant, however her grandparents, John and Johanna (Garrett) Cole, owned many tracts of land in Baltimore County and probably helped care for her. The Cole and Garrett families go back several generations in Baltimore County.

In 1732 Anthony would have completed his indenture and become a free man.
On November 24, 1735, Anthony and Sarah were married in St. Paul's Parish,
Baltimore County, Maryland. Their first 3 children (Elizabeth, Susanna, and Joseph) were born in Baltimore County. On August 26, 1741 they were given a certificate of transfer from the Gunpowder Monthly Meeting in Baltimore County to the Monocacy Meeting located near what is now Buckeyestown in Frederick County, Maryland. So far, this is the first reference to the family found in Quaker records.

Anthony and Sarah lived in this area from 1742 to 1749 and their next 3
children (Sarah, Mary, and Martha) were born there. Their church, the Monocacy
Preparatory Meeting, was initially part of the Hopewell (Virginia) Monthly Meeting.
In 1744 the Fairfax (Virginia) Monthly Meeting was formed which included the members of Monocacy. The land around the meeting was initially part of Prince George's County, Maryland, but in 1748 it became part of newly formed Frederick County.

The Chamness family left the Monocacy area in 1749 with a letter of
transfer from Fairfax Monthly Meeting to Carver's Creek Monthly Meeting in North
Carolina. They settled on Cane Creek in central North Carolina. This area was initially part of Anson County, but in 1751 it was included in newly formed Orange County. Anthony and Sarah's son John was born in "Orange County" on June 1, 1749, and they were among the initial overseers of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting when it was formed on October 7, 1751.

On June 24, 1751 Anthony received a Granville grant of 490 acres lying on
Cane Creek. This land is located near the present Cane Creek Friends Meeting
west of the village of Snow Camp. It was originally in Orange County, but became part of Chatham County and later Alamance County as these counties were formed.

Anthony and Sarah's next 6 children (John, Anthony, Rachel, Ann, Lydia,
and Joshua) were born in Orange County between 1749 and 1761. Another child,
Stephanus, was born about 1764. He is not listed in the Quaker records or in Anthony's will.

Susanna was the second oldest and first to marry in 1755 at age 17. Her
sisters Sarah and Mary were married on the same day in 1759 at ages 17 and 16
respectively. Sixth oldest Martha married in 1762 at age 16. Finally Joseph, third child and oldest son married in 1763 at age 23. The oldest daughter, Elizabeth, signed Joseph's marriage certificate in 1763, but died sometime before 1776 when Anthony made out his will.

On August 31, 1764 Anthony and Sarah signed papers selling land in
Baltimore County which had belonged to her father, Joseph Cole. Sarah died within the next year or two, leaving 6 children at home ages 4 to 16.

On September 1, 1766 Anthony was married to Rachel Haworth, widow of
Stephanus Haworth. She brought five of her own children to the family: Charity,
Sarah, Welmett, George, and Rachel. The two oldest, John Chamness and Charity Haworth soon found themselves married under conditions that caused the Quaker meeting to dismiss them. In 1769 Anthony Jr. was also dismissed over his marriage. That same year Joseph moved his young family out of the Cane Creek area to New Garden Monthly Meeting (North Carolina).

Rachel helped raise Anthony's remaining young children. She died on March
19, 1775 and was buried at Deep River Meeting. Anthony was remarried on May 9,
1776 to Margaret Williams, age 56, widow of William Williams. She brought several of her own children to the family, including Rachel, age 23. Rachel and Joshua Chamness, age 15, soon married and were dismissed by the Quaker meeting.

Anthony died on September 20, 1777. His will is on file in the North Carolina Archives. It bears a reminder of the Revolution going on at the time of
his death. It begins "I Anthony Chamness of Chatham County and province of North Carolina.." but the "province" has been crossed out and "State" has been written in above it.
Anthony and Sarah are buried in the cemetery at Cane Creek Meeting. 
Anthony Chamness, Sr.
 
338 Joshua Chamness was born April 5, 1761 in Orange County, North Carolina, the 12th and youngest child of Anthony and Sarah (Cole) Chamness. His mother died when he was 3 or 4 years old, and his father was married to Rachel Haworth in 1766. She helped to raise several of Anthony's young children as well as her own, but died in 1775, just before Joshua's 14th birthday. A year later Anthony married again, this time to Margaret Williams, widow of William Williams. She also brought several children into the household, the oldest being Rachel who was born in Loudoun County, Virginia on March 20, 1753.

A few months after Anthony and Margaret were married, Joshua, age 15, and Rachel, age 23, married and were dismissed from the Cane Creek Friends Meeting. Later they acknowledged their error and rejoined the meeting, Joshua in 1781 and
Rachel in 1787. They became respected members of the meeting; Joshua was an elder at the time of his death.

Joshua and Rachel lived in the house built by his father and inherited the majority of his father's land. Zimri Hanson's book, The Chamness Family in America, contains the following description of the house and farm:

The farm lay a mile west of Cane Creek Friends church, was a good body of land and lay fine. The dwelling was large, perhaps 20 X 80 feet, consisted of two main rooms, made of hewn oak logs, with two shed rooms with porch the whole length on the front side, and with a division wall thru the center.
A small creek ran thru the farm, on which there was a grist mill. Large meadows lay on either side the stream. The barn was commodious, and was occupied by a stationary thrashing machine propelled by horse power, to which many of the neighbors hauled their wheat, to have it thrashed and cleaned.


Rachel's youngest brother was William Williams. He moved to Indiana and later made several trips through the East as a traveling minister in the Friends church. He kept a journal which was published in 1828. The following are accounts of his visits to the Cane Creek Meeting:

First day, 3rd of 2nd month, [1811]...attended Cane Creek meeting. That evening I had large service at the house of one of my relations, with many of my near connexions, some friends, and a number of others who came in to see me...

Seventh day, 9th of the Tenth month, 1813...arrived at the house of my brother-in- aw, Joshua Chamness; and on First-day, the 10th of the Tenth month, attended Cane Creek meeting. Oh! how strong drink hath prevailed in this place! It is sorrowful to behold how it doth degrade the children of men! It brings them even, yea beneath the brute creation; unfits them for service both in civil and religious society; stupifies the faculties, and above all things, breaks their peace with God.

On fifth-day, the 13th [of the 9th month, 1817], had a very large meeting at Cane creek, the place of my nativity, which appeared to be as a parting opportunity with many of my dear friends and relations, and old neighbors. And the Lord was with us in this our parting opportunity, who opened my mouth in a large manner, and it was a tender and watering time, under a sense of which we parted. Oh! there might be much said of this day's work, for indeed there was a shout of a lung to be heard in the camp, to the rejoicing of the tabernacles of Jacob, and to the consoling of many precious minds; but I feel easy to give a short account of the work that I have to do, and to give God the praise, for all is his, and all cometh from him; blessed be his name forever and ever. Amen. Sixth-day, the 14th...I am resting at my brother Joshua Chamness' house in great peace and quietude of mind.

Copies of the journal may be found in the archives of Earlham College and DePauw
University.

Joshua and Rachel raised a family of 9 children. Four of these with their spouses and families migrated to Indiana between 1810 and 1820. Three others with their families migrated together to Indiana in 1848.

Rachel died on September 21, 1840 at the age of 87 and Joshua died on November 8, 1843 at the age of 82. They are both buried at the Cane Creek Cemetery. 
Joshua Chamness
 
339 Joshua H. Chamness was born March 4, 1830 in Randolph
County, Indiana, the sixth child of William and Margaret (Hinshaw)
Chamness. Joshua grew up in the area south and west of
Bloomingsport. We do not know about his early education, but he was
able to read and write. His mother died when he was 16 and his father
moved to Wisconsin with several siblings. In the 1850 census he was
living with his half-sister Abigail and her husband Isaiah Jones in Waltz
Township, Wabash County, Indiana. A few months later he was
married in Randolph County.

Clorinda Coffin Hoggatt was born January 13, 1830 in Indiana,
probably in Randolph County. She and her twin brother Jabez H.
Hoggatt were the youngest children of Isaiah and Elizabeth
(McFetridge) Hoggatt.

Joshua and Clorinda were married in Randolph County on November 6, 1850
by John
Johnson, Justice of the Peace.

Joshua spent most of his life farming in the area around Bloomingsport,
Indiana. On
December 25, 1850, he and his brother Martin bought 80 acres immediately
east of Cherry
Grove, northeast of Bloomingsport. In 1854 they bought an adjacent plot
of 40 acres from
their mutual brother-in-law, Cyril Hoggatt. Martin died in 1859 and in
1860 Joshua bought
33.3 acres at the north edge of Bloomingsport.



The Civil War broke out in 1861. In July, 1863, General Morgan launched a
raid
through southern Indiana and Ohio. Joshua was one of 65,000 men in
Indiana to answer the
call for volunteers to protect the state. He joined Company D of the
105th Regiment along
with many others of the area. They marched toward southern Indiana, but
never found the
raiders. After only 6 days the 'minutemen' were mustered out in
Indianapolis (Tucker's
History of Randolph County, p. 267).

Joshua and Clorinda had a total of 10 children, however only 4 are named
in the family
Bible and only 3 lived to adulthood. We have no idea of the cause.


Joshua and Clorinda were members of the United Brethren Church. Later
Joshua
joined the Friends (Quakers).

Clorinda died July 15, 1895 of tuberculosis. Three years later Joshua was
married to
Rachel Davison Batchelor. His marriage return (Book D, p. 15) confirms
that he was born in
Randolph County and that his father was William Chamness and his mother
was Margaret
Hinshaw. His second wife died in 1900.

Joshua died October 23, 1901 of tuberculosis at the home of his
sister-in-law Sarah
Jane Adamson in Bloomingsport. Joshua and Clorinda are buried at Cherry
Grove Cemetery. 
Joshua H. Chamness
 
340 William Chamness was born June 15, 1793 in Chatham County, North Carolina
to Joshua and Rachel (Williams) Chamness, the seventh of nine children. The
family lived just down the road from the Cane Creek Friends Meeting in a house built by William's grandfather, Anthony Chamness. The family belonged to the Cane Creek
Friends Meeting.

William was first married in 1809 to Charity Moon, daughter of Jacob and
Ruth (Hinshaw) Moon. She apparently died young, leaving 2 daughters, Abigail
and Sarah. In 1817 William married Charity's first cousin, Margaret Hinshaw. Margaret was born October 17, 1800 to Jesse and Mary (Marshall) Hinshaw who were also members of Cane Creek Meeting. William and Margaret were dismissed from the church due to their marriage, probably because they were married by a minister or a judge, rather than taking the time to be married by the Quaker meeting. Margaret rejoined the meeting and was later given a certificate to take with her to Indiana. Apparently William did not rejoin the Quakers.

William and Margaret and their daughters ages 9, 7, and 1 moved to Wayne
County, Indiana in 1819 or 1820. At that time this was the edge of the Indiana
frontier. They were preceded to this area by William's older brother Anthony, and two of his sisters, Elizabeth Johnson and Margaret Murphy. William and Margaret lived in northern Wayne County until about 1826 when they moved across the county line to southern Randolph County. In 1835 they bought 80 acres about one and a half miles southwest of what would become the village of Bloomingsport. They had a total of 9 children, 8 of whom lived to adulthood.

William and Margaret sold their land in 1845. Margaret died the following
year and William, with his 2 youngest children, moved to Green County, Wisconsin
to join his son Isaac who had moved there in 1843. In 1848 he bought 40 acres in Green County from his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Abner Hoggatt. Another daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and William Lindsay Love, also lived in Green County with their family for a time.

About 1851 William moved back to Randolph County. On July 17, 1853 he
married Hannah Jackson Hutchins. They lived on a farm southwest of Carlos,
Indiana, just north of the county line. William helped raise several of Hannah's young children. He and his step-son David Hutchins farmed together. William was a member of the United Brethren Church. Hannah was a member of Springfield Friends Meeting in Economy, Indiana.

William's third marriage lasted 35 years, until his death on April 28, 1889 at the age of 95 years. William is buried near his son Joshua at Cherry Grove Cemetery.
His wife Hannah died August 9, 1898. She is buried in the cemetery at Economy. 
William Chamness
 
341 From THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY, by Futhey and Cope (1881); pg. 496

CHANDLER, George, the ancestor of the family in this county, left his home at Greathodge, in Wiltshire, England, in 1687, with his wife Jane and seven children,-Jane, George, Thomas, Swithin, William, Charity, and Ann. The father died at sea on the 13th of December in that year, but before the close of the following year his widow found a second husband, William Hawkes, of Chichester, (now) Delaware Co. John chandler, a brother of the elder George, came perhaps at the same time, but does not appear to have had a family. His home in England was at Oare, in the parish of Wilcott. The early records of that parish show that the Chandlers were an old family there. In 1602, John, the son of Thomas Chandler, was baptized, and in 1613, William, the son of Swithin Chandler. April 8, 1633, George, the son of John and Annie Chandler, was baptized. This may have been the emigrant, but it is uncertain. Swithin Chandler, son of the latter, was born 6,24,1674. Jane Chandler, Jr., married Robert Jefferis, of Chichester, afterwards of East Bradford, Chester Co. George, Jr., married Ruth Bezer, and remained in Chichester, where he died in 1714. Swithin married Ann ____, and settled in Birmingham township, on the Brandywine, but subsequently removed to Christiana Hundred, Del. William married Ann Bowater, and after some years settled in Londongrove township, where he died in 1746. Thomas married Mary Mankin, and settled on the Brandywine, in Birmingham. He left no children, but made his nephew Thomas, son of William, his principal heir. Charity probably died young. Ann married Samuel robins, and died in Philadelphia 8,10,1758. As far as has been ascertained, the following are the names and births of the children: Of Jane: Patience, Charity, William, James, Robert, George, Jane, Anne, Mary, Benjamin, Thomas, John. Of George: George, Ruth, John, Isaac, Rachel, Susanna, and others. Of Swithin: Jacob, b. 2,9,1705; Charity, b. 1,20,1707; Ann, b. 2,1,1709; Jane, b. 3,11,1711; Sarah, b. 3,20,1713; Swithin, b. 10,1,1715; Thomas, b. 10, 3, 1718; Margaret, b. 5,6,1721; Mary, b. 5,18,1723; Phebe, b. 3,31,1726; Betty, b. 1,25,1729; Hannah, b. 4,4,1732. Of William: Jane, b. 3,1,1713; Lydia, b. 8,2,1714; Samuel, b. 3,17,1716; William, b. 2,20,1718; John, b. 1,20,1719-20; Ann, b. 12,27,1721; Thomas, b. 6,11,1794; Moses, Mary. Of Ann: Sarah and others. 
George Chandler, Jr.
 
342 James Chilton (c. 1556 \endash 8 December 1620) was an English Separatist who came to America aboard the ship Mayflower. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact, and was probably the oldest Mayflower passenger. n Canterbury
James Chilton was born around 1556, almost certainly in Canterbury, Kent, England. Nothing is known of his youth. His father, Lyonell Chilton, was a yeoman in Canterbury, and served two years as churchwarden of St. Paul's Parish Church there.
In 1583, James Chilton received the unusual privilege of being made a freeman "by gift," by Canterbury's mayor. As a freeman, Chilton became a "Merchant Tailor" in Canterbury's Company of Woollen Drapers and Tailors. Around this same time, he married and began a family. While he would eventually have at least ten children, only three are known to have lived to adulthood.
From 1584 to 1600, Chilton was charged and fined several times in Canterbury, for offenses ranging from selling food or drink without a license to beating a man with a stick.n Sandwich
In 1600 or 1601, Chilton and his family moved twenty kilometres east, to Sandwich, Kent. Sandwich was becoming a center of Separatist activity, and was home to several future members of John Robinson's Leiden church.
The first evidence that the Chilton family had its own Separatist views appears in 1609. In late April, Chilton's wife was among four people that secretly buried a dead child, without having the Church of England perform its mandatory burial rites. When the burial was discovered, the group rejected the need for the mandatory rites, calling them "popishly ceremonies and of no other force." For this defiant act, Chilton's wife and two of the others were excommunicated from the Church of England on 12 June 1609.In Leiden
Sometime between 1609 and 1615, Chilton and his family left England and joined John Robinson's congregation in Leiden, Holland. Chilton's oldest daughter Isabella was married in Leiden 21 July 1615 (New Style).
On Sunday, 28 April 1619 (New Style), Chilton's house in Leiden became the scene of a small riot, due to a case of mistaken identity. Shortly after Chilton returned home from church, about twenty boys assembled and began throwing things at his house, shouting that Arminians were meeting there. When Chilton confronted the crowd, he was struck in the head by a large cobblestone, and was knocked unconscious.
On the Mayflower
When the ship Mayflower set out for North America in 1620 with members of the Leiden congregation, William Bradford recalled that the passengers included "James Chilton, and his wife, and Mary, their dougter." At about 64 years old, Chilton was probably the oldest passenger on the ship. Chilton's other two known surviving children, 21-year-old Ingle and married 33-year-old Isabella, remained behind in Leiden.
When the Mayflower Compact was drawn up on 11 November 1620, Chilton was one of the signers.

What became of Chilton's family
Chilton's wife also died during the first winter, "in the first infection."
Chilton's daughter Mary, who was left an orphan at Plymouth, survived and later married John Winslow, brother of Edward Winslow.
Chilton's daughter Ingle married Robert Nelson in Leiden in 1622. No further record has been found of her.
Chilton's daughter Isabella came to Plymouth Colony around 1630, with her children and her husband, Roger Chandler.


James Chilton died on 8 December 1620, while the Mayflower lay anchored in Provincetown Harbor. He evidently died of disease, as Bradford reported that he "dyed in the first infection."

From Wikipedia 
James Chilton
 
343 Mary Chilton was born in 1607 in Sandwich, Kent, England, and was the daughter of James Chilton and his wife (whose name has not been discovered). When Mary was just two years old, excommunication proceedings began against her mother, who had attended the secret burial of a child of Andrew Sharpe. The child was buried in secret because they opposed the "popish" burial ceremonies required by the Church of England.

Mary and family then came to Leiden, Holland, and joined with the Pilgrims' church there. In 1619, when she was twelve, her father and oldest sister were caught in an anti-Arminian riot and her father was hit in the head with a stone--an injury for which he would have to seek out a surgeon.

In 1620, at the age of 13, Mary came with her parents on the Mayflower. Her father was one of the first who died after the ship had anchored off Provincetown Harbor. He died on December 8. Mary is traditionally given the honor of being the first female to step ashore at Plymouth Rock, but there is no historical documentation for this tradition. Her mother also died sometime later the first winter, orphaning her in the New World. Which family it was that raised her has not been determined, but in 1623, at the age of 16, Mary received her share in the Division of Land, and her property was apparently located between that of Myles Standish and John Alden, and was not too far from Edward and John Winslow. Edward Winslow's brother John had come to Plymouth on the ship Fortune in 1621. Sometime between 1623 and 1627, John Winslow married Mary Chilton, and in the 1627 Division of Cattle, where they received a share in the "lesser" black cow that had come in the ship Anne in 1623, along with two female goats. As they had not yet had any children by the Division of Cattle, it is likely their marriage was in 1626 or 1627.

Their first child John was born about 1627, and nine more children would follow. The family resided in Plymouth for many years, but eventually ended up in Boston, where her husband John died in 1674. Mary made out her will in 1676 and died about 1679.

From http://mayflowerhistory.com 
Mary Chilton
 
344 3. Hon. John Chipman, second sond of John Chip- man (1), was born in Barnstable, Mass., March 3, 1670; died Jan. 4, 1756.
In Massachusetts he was a magistrate, a member of the General Court, a justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 1722. In Rhode Island, where he lived after 1727, he was first of the six Associates of that colony and with the other Associates, the Governor and Philip Cortland and Daniel Horsemanden of the New York Council, was a member of the Commissioners of Review appointed by royal authority, who met at Norwich, Conn., and decided Connecticut's course toward the Indians. He married, first, Mary, a daughter of Capt. Stephen Skiff of Sandwich, born Nov. 13, 1671; died Mar. 12, 1711; second, Elizabeth, widow of«tab»? Russell and previously of«tab» Pope and daughter of Thos. Handley, died Jan. 29, 1725; third Hannah Hoxie of Rhode Island who died Feb. 21, 1747. Ten children by first wife, two by second, 
Hon. John Samuel Chipman
 
345 «b»Biographical Sketch
«/b»Helen Cirese was one of the leading women jurists in Illinois. In addition to her practice, which included both civil and criminal law, she served from 1946 to 1961 as a Justice of the Peace in Oak Park, Illinois. She was also active in various legal associations. Miss Cirese entered the legal profession at a time when few women were lawyers, and throughout her career, was aware of her role as a woman. She broke down barriers to women by holding a number of important offices and worked for the advancement of other women. She served on committees that investigated the status and legal rights of women, including one which resulted in an amendment to the state constitution granting women the right to serve on juries.
Helen Mathilde Cirese was born on December 1, 1899, to an Italian Immigrant family in Marion, Indiana. While she was a child, the family moved to 533 N. Cuyler Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. She graduated from Oak Park/River Forest High School. She enrolled in the legal curriculum at DePaul University in Chicago. While there, she served as an associate editor of the DePaul Minerval, was vice president of her class, and gave the salutatory address at her graduation in 1920. Passing the bar exam in February, 1921, Helen Cirese became the youngest woman ever to do so in Illinois.
In March, 1921, Miss Cirese opened her own law office, and shortly thereafter, joined the partnership of Bonelli, Quilici, and Cirese. Although the majority of her cases dealt with civil law, she established a reputation as a criminal lawyer, after successfully defending a woman accused of murder in 1926. In the late 1920s she participated in a legal divorce clinic which pioneered in recommending marital counseling for broken marriages. In 1930 she joined her brother Charles in a partnership (Cirese and Cirese), and in 1943 her brother Eugene joined the firm.
Miss Cirese first ran for public office in 1925, but was defeated. In 1945 she ran again and was elected Justice of the Peace and Police Magistrate in Oak Park, one of few women to hold both positions at that time. In a series of hotly contested village elections she joined various local parties and was re-elected in 1949, 1953, and 1957. In 1960 the Illinois judicial system was revised and preliminary steps were taken to eliminate the post of Justice of Peace. Miss Cirese lost her bid for re-election in 1961, under the new system.
Miss Cirese became active in legal organizations early in her career. By 1930 she was elected president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, after having held other offices in that organization. In the 1930s she became the first woman to chair committees for the Chicago Bar Association, chairing the Committee on Defense of Poor Prisoners in 1935 and the Criminal Law Committee in 1937. In 1934 she was elected recording secretary of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), a position she held again in 1936-1937. The following year she was elected 1st Vice President, and served as its President, in 1939-1940. She continued active involvement in the NAWL, editing the journal in 1942 and serving as its representative at the American Bar Association's Council of Delegates in 1944-1945. In 1949 she was elected president of the West Suburban Bar Association (WSB), its first woman president. Her other legal affiliations include the Illinois, Chicago, American and Inter-American Bar Associations, the Justinian Society of Advocates, and Kappa Beta Pi Legal sorority.
Although active in legal organizations, Miss Cirese also participated in a number of non-legal associations. During World War II she participated in a speakers bureau, joined the Citizens Defense Corps and coordinated fund raising drives. At the same time she managed to serve as president of the West Area Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) during the period of 1942-1944. She also belonged to the Pilot Club, Illinois Club of Catholic Women, and various athletic clubs. Her interest in immigrants led to participation in the Immigrants Protective League, Italian Committee and her appointment as co-chair of the "Italian division of Nationalistic groups under the National Campaign Committee of the Democratic Party". Helen Cirese died on October 10, 1983.

http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/services/rjd/findingaids/HCiresef.html 
Helen Mathilde Cirese
 
346 «b»Source Information:«/b»
Ancestry.com. «i»California Death Index, 1940-1997«/i» [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: State of California. «i»California Death Index, 1940-1997«/i». Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. 
Joseph Cirese
 
347 Carol Kay Finlay, 70, of Raymore, MO passed away February 22, 2014. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 6-8pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to Crossroads Hospice 9237 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64114. Kay was born December 8, 1943 in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Edward and Loretha Matney Clark. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerry Finlay. She is survived by her son, Jeff Finlay (Barry Werner); daughter, Debbie Clark; brother, Rick Clark; sisters Janie Kuermaier (LeRoy) and Susan Thompson; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Mackenzie.
Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278 
Carol Kay Clark
 
348 JACOB M. CLARK CALLED IN DEATH

Well Known Citizen Who Followed Vocation of Auctioneer for Nearly 50 Years Died Saturday

Col J. M. Clark who for the past fifty years has been known all over this section of Kansas as an auctioneer, and who probably had cried more sales in Osborne county than any other one man, died at his home in this city last Saturday night at the age of 87 years. Mr. Clark has doubtless officiated at a thousand sales in this section of Kansas during his long years of service, and it is possible that he had no way of knowing how many of them has been under his immediate care. He came to Kansas in April, 1879, from Illinois and settled on a homestead in Round Mound township. Here he lived for
nine years and after proving up his homestead he held a public sale and disposed of much personal property in April 1888. The family then moved to Osborne and Mr. Clark embarked in the profession of auctioneering which he continued
actively until the infirmities of age caused him to retire. He retained the ownership of his land in Round Mound township and added to his acreage, and in all these years he has personally attended to the business of securing a renter for his land and looking after its interest. Mr. and Mrs. Clark were charter members of the Christian church in this city when it was organized in 1892. It is no exaggeration to say Col. Clark was one of the best known and most successful auctioneers this section of Kansas ever knew, and he worked just as hard on a assignment given him whether the property was great or small. Up until ten years ago he made his sale dates through this office, and many times his dates would be almost completely taken over a wide territory. Even after age forced his retirement he retained a lively interest in business affairs and in county and state activities, and until a short time ago he was a familiar figure on the streets everyday.

Jacob Monroe Clark was born near Peoria, Ill., on September 4, 1851 He grew to manhood in that state and on May 3, 1870, was united in marriage to Alice J. Snell. To this union were born nine children, of whom four are living. They are
Jesse M. Clark and Minnie Ingraham, of Osborne, Auldin E. Clark of Salina, and Lyell of Cleveland, Ohio. Also there are 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren who remain. Mr. Clark proceeded him in death on December 1, 1938, lacking just a few days of being four months. Mr. and Mrs. Clark, and the four oldest children came to Osborne county in April, 1879 and settled in Round Mound township on a homestead. Thus he tasted deeply of the hardships of pioneer live and braved the dangers and disappointments of this wide expanse of unsettled country. Over and above these handicaps he developed a rugged and determined spirit of self - preservation for himself and family and conquered his great fortitude frugality, and hard work. He was a man of hard convictions and was out spoken in his beliefs and steadfast in his friendships. He was typical sturdy self reliant man who built a fine civilization out of the raw materials nature spread before them.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. H. Zimmerman, pastor, assisted by Rev. F. C. Everitt of the Presbyterian church. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. C. O. Robertson, Mrs. Virgil Reeves, Mrs. Virgil Reeves, and Mr. C. O. Robertson, with Mrs. Adrian Schweitzer at piano. the casket bearers were C. H. Zimmerman, Fred Smith, C. M. Smith, Harry Seitz, W. H. Howell, and C. E. Childers. Burial was at Osborne cemetery. 
Jacob Monroe Clark
 
349 Walter Clarke (1640\endash 1714) was an early Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and the first native-born governor of the colony. The son of colonial President Jeremy Clarke, he was a Quaker like his father. His mother was Frances (Latham) Clarke, who is often called "the Mother of Governors." While in his late 20s, he was elected as a Deputy from Newport, and in 1673 was elected to his first of three consecutive terms as Assistant. During King Philip's War, he was elected to his first term as Governor of the colony. He served for one year in this role, dealing with the devastation of the war, and with the predatory demands of neighboring colonies on Rhode Island territory during the aftermath of the war.
While voted out of office in 1677 by the "War Party," he was soon back in office as Deputy Governor, serving continuously in this capacity from 1679 to 1686, until once again being elected Governor. His time in office was very short, because the new English king, James II put most of the American colonies under a single Royal Governor, Edmund Andros, and Rhode Island fell under the Dominion of New England for three years. The flight of King James II to France in 1689, and the subsequent ouster of Andros from New England, brought about the restoration of Rhode Island's government under the Royal Charter of 1663, but Clarke refused to serve as governor. Eventually, following the death of Governor Caleb Carr in 1695, Clarke once again accepted the governorship.
His final two years as governor were marred with jurisdictional issues from the crown, and following the threat of impeachment, he resigned as governor in the spring of 1698, being succeeded by his nephew, Samuel Cranston. Always with public service in his heart, he nevertheless became Deputy Governor of the colony in 1700, and served in this capacity every year until his death in 1714.
Clarke had a total of four wives, the second of whom was a niece of Anne Hutchinson and the third of whom was a daughter of Roger Williams. Two of his sisters married colonial Rhode Island governors. 
Gov. Walter Clarke
 
350 He mentions in a letter "I have purchased of William PENN 5,000 acres in his country", and several lots in the town of Philadelphia. He was a very intimate friend of William PENN, the Quaker, and the first witness to his signature on the Charter of Pennsylvania. He figured prominently in the early affairs of PA, was Treasurer of the "Free Society of Traders", Register General, Member of the Provincial Council, etc. David C. CLAYPOOLE, first printer to Congress, editor of the Pennsylvania Packet in 1784 and who published the Valedictory Address of President Washington, was a great grandson of James and Helen (Mercer) CLAYPOOLE.
Record of his death is found In "Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families", by Genealogical Publishing Company, "My Deare father James Claypoole Departed this Life the 6 6 mo 1687 and was buried in friends burying place at philadelphia 7 6 mo."
Friends Burial Ground, Third and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA. No stones because Friends believed grave markers to be ostentatious.
In 1677, he was a Quaker merchant at Bush Lane, Scots Yard in London, England where all his children were born, and a member of the Friends' Meeting at Bull and Mouth.
He was married by Conradus Selius, a Calvin minister in Bremen, Germany.
"Linage Daughters American Colonists", James Claypool 1634-1687 m. Helena Mercer, PA. 5/307.
When William PENN received his royal grant for Pennsylvania, CLAYPOOLE became one of its biggest backers, purchasing 5,000 acres from PENN, including 100 acres within the proposed capital city, Philadelphia. His servants were sent ahead to built a temporary home for the family, but the year after he arrived he built the first brick house in Philadelphia (1684), two stories, with a southern exposure and a lawn descending to Dock Creek.
CLAYPOOLE, mentioned often in colonial records, was founder of a settlement at Germantown, judge of the provincial court, member of the Governor's Council, member of the Assembly, and author of several books and pamphlets. 1000 acres of his 5000 acres was laid out to James Claypoole on the Neshaminy, in Warrington township, Bucks County; 1000 or more on the west side of Schuylkill, at the present site of Manayunk and his "Town Lot" was on the Delaware river front, near the mouth of Dock Creek, adjoining that of Samuel Carpenter, another wealthy pioneer merchant of the infant city, who like James Claypoole was destined to take a prominent part in the affairs of the province as well as to aid materially in establishing the commercial supremany of the city of Philadelphia over that of any other part in the America colonies.
James Claypoole sent his eldest son, John Claypoole sailing from the Downs, 23 Apr 1682 in the ship "AMITY", with Captain Thomas Holme, whom William Penn had made one of his comissioners of the Province and his Surveyor-General, John Claypoole, accompanying Holme as his assistant and clerk. Under his father's directions he built a house on the lot on the "Banks", Front Street, Philadelphia which on the arrival of James Claypoole, with his wife and seven remaining children, in the "CONCORD", 8 Oct 1683 was 40 feet long by 20 broad and without a chimney, which James proceeded at once to erect the much needed chimney and a further addition to his house and took up his home therein. He also erected a wharf and storehouse and engaged extensively in the shipping trade, his brother, Edward being his foreign agent, as evidenced by the letters exchanged between them. His lot was 102 feet front on the river and extended back 396 feet, the "Claypoole House", being No. 37 Walnut Street.
His will, dated 5 Dec 1686 was entered into probate on 12 Aug 1687. 
James Claypoole
 

      «Prev «1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 38» Next»