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351 John Claypoole sailed on the ship Amity from the Downs for Pennsylvania, 2"d 23rd 1682, to fill the duties of assistant to William Penn's surveyor, Captain Thomas Holmes.
In a letter written to Joseph Grove, London, 2nd 19th 1682, James Claypoole says,\emdash
" My eldest sonne is goeing away this week in the Amity 2 Richard Diamond for Pennsylvania to bee an assistant to Wm. Penn's surveighor. I have bought 5000 acres of land, and may probably be concerned in the Comp* or society3 of w*h I send thee a book Inclosed, and one of Wm. Loddington's: Soe if the Lord clears up our way, I hope I may remove next year with my whole family thither, but in the mean time I am willing to serve my correspondency here ... we have a prospect of a considerable trade between Barbadoes & Pennsylvania wee calculate there will go thither from hence above 1000 friends this year: after Mid-summer then 2 or 3 shipps will go from London, then Wm. Penn and his family goes : Thomas Rudyard Chris" Taylour and his family and many others, Then two shipps from Bristoll and 5 from Wales: so that if y' Lord bless us and pros^ our way, the Country will be planted in a little time. I may write thee more at large by another shipp, being in some haste now preparing for Gravesend with my sonne."
In another letter, written a few days later, Mr. Claypoole says, " Have fitted John out with all things necessary, and his employment is very creditable, and if he be diligent, and sober, may come in a few years time to be very profitable ; however it will be a present maintainance, and keep him from ill company." That the son fulfilled his father's expectations appears from the fact of his being put in positions of trust soon after his arrival in Pennsylvania.
At a meeting of the Council held at Philadelphia, August 26, 1683, impanelled on a petty jury was "John Claypoole, son of James," as foreman of the jury. His name is given in the first tax-list of Philadelphia for the sum of £100 8s. 4d. In 1685-86 he was Puisne Judge,1 and 12m 28th 1688/9 he was appointed Clerk of Assembly, having previously served;a of this Assembly James Claypoole Senior was a member. John Claypoole was sworn in High Sheriff of the city and county of Philadelphia 9,h mo. 18th 1687, and served until 1689. He was again appointed in 1693,s when he was also appointed collector of " supply money" for Philadelphia County,4 from both of which positions he was subsequently removed in consequence of certain complaints made against him, whether justly or unjustly it is difficult now to ascertain.6 John Claypoole d. Sept. 8,1700. 
John Claypoole
 
352 Anna Clayton daughter of Evan Baldwin and Mary Mills Clayton descended from Sir Robert Bruce III -King of Scotland. She was of the 5th generation. Tradition has it that the daughter of Sir Robert Bruce fell in love with her fathers coachman, and he disinherited her. They were married and came to America where, for a time, they had to live in a cave until they could get a home.

James Baldwin -author of many text books- was a first cousin of Anna Clayton Wilson. 
Anna Clayton
 
353 After Amy Roman's death Philip Roman married, February 18, 1714, Dorothy Clayton, a daughter of William Clayton, Jr., who had married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Bezer, in 1682, and lived in Chichester, Delaware Co. She was therefore a niece of Philip Roman's second wife, Sarah Bezer. She was quite a young woman at the time of her marriage to Philip Roman, who was then about 69 years of age. Before her marriage he conveyed a portion of his real estate to trustees to secure her dower, having bought land of Han9 Oelson, one of the original Swedish grantees. Her father, William Clayton, Jr., had emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1697, and settled at Marcus Hook. William Clayton, Jr., was one of Governor Markham's Council, and held the same position afterward under Penn's own government. He was a Justice of the Court of Upland county, Delaware, and afterwards a Justice of Chester county, presiding at the first court held in Pennsylvania under the Proprietary Government. He died in 1691.
After Philip Roman's death, in 1730, Dorothy was married again to Mordecai Maddock, of Springfield, Delaware Co. He was the oldest son of Henry Maddock, of Loom Hall, in Cheshire, England, and his wife, Sarah Kenerly. Henry Maddock and his brother-in-law, James Kenerly, purchased 1,500 acres of land from William Penn. He came from Cheshire, England, in 1681. 
Dorothy Clayton
 
354 Obituary "Friends Review" Vol 14 page 585: Died suddenly on the 10thof 4th month, in the 59th year of her age, Lucy Thornton, wife ofWillis Thornton, a member of New Garden Monthly Meeting of Friends,Indiana. This dear Fried was cut down while attending to the ordinaryconcerns of life, and expired in a few minutes without utterig a word.She was a firm believer in the principles and doctrines of the Bibleas held by Friends, and lived a life of meekness and humility. She isburiend in the cemetery at New Garden, Wayne County, Indiana. Lucy Clayton
 
355 (Research):.
"Nancy Clayton was born in Hamilton County, Indiana, January 20, 1844, and died in Richland, Iowa, January 1, 1918, being 73 years, 11 months and 11 days old. On September 23, 1866, she was married to Enos Cloud, a civil war veteran, of the 101st Indiana regiment. They moved to Iowa where two children were born. They lived a number of years in Nebraska after which they went to Caldwell, Kansas where he passed away about two years ago, and where she was taken to be placed beside him in her final sleep. They lacked but a few months of having been married 50 years. Of their family of nine children, six remain to mourn the loss of their beloved mother. Four of them were present at her bedside when she passed away. There are 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The children are: Mrs. Emma Reedy of Richland,Iowa; Fred Cloud of Caldwell, Kansas; Lee Cloud of Sheridan Lake, Colorado; Mrs. Eva Johnson of Richland, Iowa; Mrs. Enan Coatney of Aberdeen, Idaho and Miss Olla Cloud of Sioux City, Iowa." [HER OBITUARY from Crystal Steele]
Nancy's parents were EVAN AND MARY (MILLS) CLAYTON. She was a very pleasant person with black hair and brown eyes. She belonged to the Quaker church. Nancy had a large goiter in her throat and always wore a scarf around her neck to cover it. The goiter was the cause of her death. 
Nancy Clayton
 
356 Notes from Glenn Clayton: There is a Bible record of Richard Clayton born June 24, 1802. Robert McNelly a descendant of Sarah Heeter wrote the following letter dated
February 13, 1997: "Tom Hecathorn married Rebecca Clayton according to a Bible record belonging to Charles Thomas of Brookville. This record indicates that Richard Clayton, born June 24, 1802, married Mary. Although we have no deathdate for Mary, we believe she died before 1840. We have a John Clayton, possibly brother of Richard (born 1802). John died in 1834 and Richard's wife, Mary, died about the same time. John's widow Elizabeth McCormick, married his brother, Richard. They then had two children, Martha and Absolom. We do not know who Richard and John'sfather was (but there seems to be evidence of another Richard Clayton, born about 1770). We also believe Mary and Elizabeth were sisters and daughters of William ad Mary McCormick. John and Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth Clayton, married David Heeter,
brother of Lucinda and Sarah."
On September 16, 1997, Robert McNelly wrote again about the lineage of Richard Clayton. "Rose Shilt reviewed the will of William McCormick.He had a daughter, Mary, who, according to the will, married an Overholser. Richard Clayton married a Mary as his first wife. Will Keener of Brookville descends from John Hull and Martha Clayton andknows the Hull-Keener-Clayton line. Will Koeener is the source of thereport that Richard Clayton's first wife was Mary McCormick. The real puzzle is where and when Richard and Mary were married (or whetherthere might have been two Marys). Regarding the place of birth for Richard and his children, all Richard's children give their place of birth as Ohio. In the 1880 census John Clayton gave his parents place of birth as father, Richard, as NC and mother, Mary, as Ohio. John's sister, Rebecca Clayton Hecathorn gives her parents as both born in Virignia. Richard Clayton gives his, and both parents as NC. Elizabeth Clayton Heeter, daughter of John Clayton gives parents as both born inVA." 
Richard Clayton
 
357 Notes for SARAH EVANS CLAYTON: PORTIONS OF "IN MY YOUTH"
[Note James Baldwin wrote of his childhood but changed some names. Iam not sure if the genealogy names are correct or not.]
[Page 297-320/Sarah Clayton] Old Aunt Sary. One spring day, after thecorn planting had been finished, we were surprised by the arrival ofan unexpected, although not unwelcome visitor. Her advent at our house was so sudden, so entirelyunheralded, that for a brief time the household arrangements weresomewhat thrown into confusion . . .
"Why it's Aunt Sarah Evans, and she's jist come from arliny in awagon along with some movers that's goin' to settle over by theWabash. Hain't thee often times heerd mother tell about Aunt Sary, way back at New Garden?" "I didn't knowher name was Evans," I answered. "I thought it was the same thatmother's used to be." . . . "Evans is her middle name, and so she wants everybody to call her Aunt SaryEvans-and she don't keer whether they put t'other one to it or not.Her great great great great grandfather was a Evans, and she'll tell thee all about him.". . . What is hegoing to do at our house? Not much of anything, 'cept to smoke . . .she says she's goin' to live with us a spell, and we never knowed anything about it till she popped right in on us .. . she's thy mother's great aunt and my grandmother's own aunt." . .. Our guest was sitting in the place of honor in the chimney corner,while poor Aunt Rachel, in patient resignation, had retired to theopposite corner among the pots and pans . . . She looked soexceedingly small in mother's big armchair that I wondered how she could ever havebecome the great-aunt of anybody. Her diminutive head was surmountedby a white muslin cap with frills that encircled her face and gave the impression of a halo. Abrown gingham kerchief was neatly pinned over her shoulders and bosom.An apron of figured calico, and a plain linsey-woolsey dress, some inches too short, completed hercostume. Aunt Rachel was aged, but this Aunt Sary was truly a relic ofantiquity. My first glance at her persuaded me that she must have been living at least a thousand years;but when she looked up, and I saw her sharp gray eyes, still brightwith youth and vigor, I modified my opinion . . . Sarah said: "Now there was my great grandfather EvanEvans, his wife was Elizabeth Ann Thomas, and their datter, Elizabethmarried Thomas Clayton" . . . my astonishment grew as she rose and made her way to the table. She was acrooked as the figure 5, and to support herself she carried a hickorystaff that was taller by a span than she herself. Her short dress revealed that she wore no stockings,and on her feet she had only low-cut moccasins of untanned sheepskin .. . She seldom left her chair in the chimney corner; and as with our other aunt, her pipe was herconstant solace during her waking hours. She was not talkative, andunless her favorite topic was suggested or broached, she would frequently sit silent all day long. But oncelet her get started on genealogy, and she would entertain you as longas you cared to listen. She would narrate the history and describe the blood relationship of all theEvans family since the world began; and, in particular, she wouldnever fail to tell you about her great grandfather, Evan Evans, who had left his native Wales for conscience'sake and had emigrated with a numerous progeny to the new colony ofCarolina; and if you were a good listener, she would sometimes entertain you with many personalreminiscences. She remember the Revolutionary War, and she had seenboth General Greene and Lord Cornwallis and her wonderful gray eyes snapped and sparkled and herlittle face became strangely animated whenever any allusion was madeto the Battle of Guilford Court House.[1781] For, being at that time a young snip of a girl, livingwith her mother at New Guilford, she had distinctly heard the guns atthe beginning of that memorable fight, and later in the day she had the fortune to give a cup of water and abit of food to a fleeing patriot soldier. All these interestingstories she related not consecutively, but by piecemeal; for no matter what she might be talking about, she couldnever pursue the subject far, but would break suddenly off and beginwith her genealogy "My great grandfather, Evan Evans, his wife was Elizabeth Ann Thomas, and theirdatter Elizabeth married Thomas Clayton . . . Why , hain't thee beentold about Uncle Marse? He's Aunt Sary's little boy-anyhow, that's what she calls him. He's fortyor fifty years old, I guess, and folks do say he's the greatest doctoranywhere in the whole Wabash County .
. . Sarah: "I was a young girl once, a long time ago. Some folks saidI was good lookin' too; and I reckon I must a been for I had a lot ofbeaux, off and on. But I was giddy and foolish, as girls is apt to be, and I didn't keer much for none of'ems and none of em keered enough for me to want me to marry em. By'mby, father died and then mother, she died too, and I was left to take keer of myself; and I lived all alonein our little house that grandfather built at New Guilford when he wasa young man. For there was my great grandfather . . . That was a mighty pretty little house that I livedin at New Guilford-rosebushes and hollyhocks in the front yard, and aright smart garden at the back where I raised all sorts of green truck for my own eatin." But it was lonesomewithout nobody to talk to but the cat; and I thought how comfortin itwould be if there was only a little child a toddlin round and makin a noise. It was might foolish in meathinkin that way, and me not married nor no likelihood of it; butthen I jist couldn't help it . . . One mornin as I was laying in bed and not wantin to git up, I heerd a queer noiseat the door. It sounded a good deal like a cat, and I didn't take muchcount of it at first. But when it kept on a gittin worse and worse, I though for lands sake! What's thematter with that critter anyway? And I got out of bed and took the catswitch with me that I always kept handy, and crept to the door, a thinkin I'd give old Tom a s'prise. I openedthe door suddenlike and sprung out and sure enough, somebody wass'prised, but warn't the tomcat. For there was my great grandfather" . . . I waited while she enumeratedthe various branches of the family tree and all their affiliations andramifications both in Wales and in Carolina . . . Not very long afterward we heard sad news, heartrendingnews. Uncle Morris was drowned. There had been heavy rains in theWabash Country, and all the streams were floods of rushing water. uncle Morris was riding atnight, as we heard, attending to professional calls, he attempted toford one of these streams . . . he was buried in Dry Forks graveyard. 
Sarah Evans Clayton
 
358 (Research):William Clayton received a patent for 500 acres in Chester Co.,PA. Moved from Chygoes Island, which was renamed Burlington by the Quakers, and is no longer an island.

It has been determined that Willliam Clayton is NOT the son of a London lawyer, or Oxford University dignitary that was previously claimed.

A Will Bond in lieu of a Will was signed by his son, William Clayton, Jr. and is number 119 for the year 1689 in the Register of Wills office of the City and County of Philadelphia, PA.

Exactly when William Clayton became a Quaker is not known, but he was active as a Friend before he emigrated on the ship Kent to New Jersey. Samuel Janney in his "History of the Religious Society of Friends" speaks of a William Clayton going on a missionary trip to Ireland in 1656. Joseph Besse in his "Collections of Sufferings for Sussex" has this entry: "On the 7th day of the 12th month of this present year 1663, Edward Hamper, Nicholas Rickman, Tristram Martin, William Turner, John Baker, John Snafold, Richard Newman, William Clayton and Henry Wolger for the sake of truth they did profess in meeting together to wait upon the Lord with the rest of the Meeting (Chichester) then assembled, were by one Major Mills with his band of armed men and with guns and swords drawn and in a violent manner took out of the said meeting twenty persons and had them to an inn, where they were kept till midnight and in the meantime the said Major Mills sent for William Gratwick, called a Justice of the Peace in this County of Sussex, and for no other cause were the several persons afore named by him the said Gratwick, committed to goal and the rest he bound over to answer for that offence,, so called, who accordingly appeared at the Assize, but were not called for anything said to them in relation to that matter, but at the following Sessions the aforementioned persons who were committed to goal were fined every many six pounds for the said meeting, and because for conscience sake they could not pay their fines aforesaid, they were committed to the House of Correction for six months in the town of Arundel (about 10 miles to the east) where they lay until it was expired, but here it is to be noted that John Snasfold aforesaid was fined but three pounds, and for not paying it lay there three months. "

And the same "Collection for Lancashire" has this entry for 1665: "As William Clayton was preaching in a Meeting at Padisham, the Priest of that Parish, attended by a Constable with a Warrant, came into the Meeting, pulled William out on the street,, tore his coat. The Constable then carried him before the Justices, who tendered him the Oath of Allegiance, and upon his refusal to take it, committed him to prison till the next sessions, when the Justices fined him five pounds for being at an unlawful Assembly, and committed him to the House of Corrections for three months. The Officers, for pretended fees and charges of carrying him thither, took his coat off his back. The keeper put him into a dungeon for five days and nights, till some moderate people of the town procured him the common liberty of the house for the rest of the time."

Two Quakers, Edward Byllinge and John Fenwick were partners in a proprietorship for West Jersey purchased for Lord Berkeley. Because of financial difficulties, Byllinge signed over his share to William Penn and two other creditors who in turn sold proprietary lots to two companies of Friends, one from Yorkshire and one from London. Commissioners were appointed to "purchase from the Indians" or "to extinguish the Indian title" to the land and they shipped ion the Kent. William Clayton was among those who came with these Commissioners. There were seventeen family heads listed on the Kent which started loading in March 4 1677 and finally sailed in the early summer. They passed the royal barge in the Thames and were given a blessing by King Charles II who was undoubtedly glad to see them go. After a stop in New York, the Kent sailed up the Delaware late in August and finally settled in "Chygoe's Island," This became Burlington, NJ. There were some scattered buildings from the Swedish settlement there, but during the first winter many of the settlers had to be sheltered in sheds, tents and stables. "The Concessions and Agreements of the Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Providence of West Jersey in America" had been drawn and signed before the trip was undertaken. This document of civil and religious liberty was the Friends first experiment in legislation. It created an executive and a legislative power, provided that a Governor be chosen by an Assembly which in turn was elected by the people, and became the basis for the common law of the province. This colony predated Pennsylvania by five years.

The fact that William Penn referred to William Clayton as "cousin" as well as "friend" has not been explained.

Time Line: William Clayton was born 1 year prior to the first town government in the colonies being organized in Dorchester, Massachusetts

«b»THE KENT
«/b»The «b»Kent«/b» carried colonists to West New Jersey with Gregory Marlow as master and loaded in London for New Jersey 19 March to 31 March 1677. There followed loadings for other ports, but she sailed before May. The Kent sailed first to New York, arriving either the 4th, 12th or 16th August. Then after a short stay, the Kent sailed across the bay to Perth Amboy, after which she headed south to the Delaware, landing first at the mouth of Raccoon Creek where she is said to have disembarked some 230 passengers of a total of 270. She then moved on to Chygoes Island, now Burlington. Other histories state that she landed at Raccoon Creek after an early June halt at New Castle, then to Burlington on 23 June. However, the arrival time in New York is known from the minutes of the New York government, with which the Commissioners (aboard the Kent) met during their stay there. The Yorkshire purchasers settled the 1st tenth, from Assinpink to Rancocas. The London purchasers settled the 2nd tenth, from Rancocas to Timber Creek. 
William Clayton, Jr.
 
359 Came to America in 1677 on the ship "Kent", landing in the Delaware River north of Salem West Jersey. Lived in Burlington NJ moved to Chichester Twp Chester Co., PA in 1681. Was a judge in PA. Acting Govenor in PA in 1684 and 1685. From History of Chester Co., PA
1) 1722 tax list Upper and Lower Chichester
2) was Justice in first session of the court held at Upland 1682
3) member of Governors Council 1683-84
4) Justice of the Peace 1684
5) Justice of Upland court Sept 13 1681
6) Provincial council of Chester Co. PA 1 yr Nov 1682
7) Member of the Supreme Executive Council from Chester Co., PA 1683.

WILLIAM CLAYTON, with his family, arrived in the ship "Kent" from London, in company with certain Commissioners sent out by the Proprietors of New Jersey to purchase lands from the Indians, etc. In March, 1678-9, he purchased the share of Hans Oelson, one of the original grantees of Marcus Hook, and settled at that place. In religious persuasion he was a Friend, and was an active and consistent member. He was also active in political matters. He was a member of Governor Markham's Council, and also of that of the Proprietary after his arrival, and at the same time served as one of the Justices of the Court of Upland county, and subsequently for that of Chester county, presiding at the first court held in Pennsylvania, under the Proprietary government.(*) On 8 mo. 24, 1684, he was elected President of the Provincial Council, which, for the time being, was practically the position of Governor of the Colony.


1. WILL OF WILLIAM CLAYTON, of the parish of St. Pancras, Chichester,
Sussex, England, 1 Feb 1658/9.
Consistory Court Will Register 1653-1668 in Chichester Miscellaneous
Wills 1653-1668, vol. 218, Ref. ST61/218 at the West Sussex Record
Office, Chichester, Sussex. Copied and transcribed by Marilyn London
Winton, 1984.
"WILLIAM CLAYTON. In the name of God I Will Clayton of the Parish of Pancras without the East Gate, of Chichester in the County of Sussex, Timberman, being sick & weak in body yet of perfect memory Lord to be thanked, do make & ordain this my last will & Testament in form following.
First I give and bequeath my soul into the hand of Almighty God and my
body to the earth.
....Item: I give unto my son Will Clayton the sum of 12 pence to be paid
within on whole year after my decease.
....Item: I give unto my grandchildrenWilliam Clayton [and] Prudence Clayton the children of my son Will Clayton the sum of 20 shillings apiece to be paid unto them after they shall accomplish the age of 21 years.
....Item: I give unto my son Richard Clayton the sum of 20 shillings to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of 21 years.
....Item: I give unto my son Thomas Clayton the sum of 20 shillings to be paid him when he shall accomplish the age of 21 years.
....Also I give and appoint 5 pounds for the placing of my son Thomas above said between this and the first day of May next ensuing the date hereof unto Thomas Coby.
....Item: I give also unto my daughter Elizabeth Clayton the sum of 40 shillings to be paid her within one whole year of my decease.
....Item: I give unto my daughter Mary Clayton the sum of 5 pounds to be paid her when she shall attain to the age of 20 and 1 years.
....All the rest of my goods I give unto my loving wife Elizabeth Clayton after my debts and funeral expenses be discharged for her well being and for the bringing up of my youngest daughter Mary Clayton, and do ordain and make her my Executor of this my last will and testament. But my will & meaning is that for as much as my wife may be uncapable to manage my estate to the best use and for the payment of debts in the due order, and for as much as my loving friend John Peche [Peachey] of Pagham doth stand bound with me for much of my only debts, I do ordain and appoint my friend John Peche [Peachey] and do give him full power and authority (not withstanding my Executor above said) to prove this my last will & meaning and to take an inventory of all my goods and to sell the same until such time my debts & funeral expenses be discharged, and then to resign up the Executorship into the hands of my loving wife, and to my meaning above said he being paid all such charges as he shall be at in this business.
....And I do ordain & appoint & my will & meaning is & I do desire my 2 friends & do give them powers to call the above named John Peche [Peachey] unto an account & unto such accounts as are needful & as often as they shall think fit, namely William Steele, miller, & living without the east gate of Chichester, & John Avery, shoemaker in Chichester, & I do desire them that they do see this my last will be performed tothe
true intent & meaning hereof, & I do give my 2 friends Will Steele & John Avery 2 shillings apiece for their care & pains & to have their expenses borne from time to time when they shall be employed about my business.
....In witness hereunto I have set to my hand & seal this first day of February, [the year] of the lord 165 & 8.
William Clayton
In witness, us, ....Thomas Hopkins ....John Rogers 
William Clayton, Jr.
 
360 Emigrated to America in 1697 William Clayton, III
 
361 From Chichester Miscellaneous Wills 1653 to 1668 - Vol. 21 B Consistory Court Will Register in West Sussex Record Offices, Chichester, England 16 Apr 1982, copied by Louis E. Jones we get the following:

William Clayton. In ye name of God I will Clayton of ye Parish of Pancras without ye East Gate of Chichester in ye County of Sussex Timberman being sick and weak in body yet of perfect memory Lord to be thanked doe make and ordaine this my last will and testam in form following that I give and beq. my souls into ye hand of Alm. God and my body to ye earth.

It: I give unto my sonne Will Clayton ye sum of 12 to be paid within one whole year after my deceas.

It: I give unto my grandchildren Will Clayton, Prudence Clayton ye children of my sonne Will Clayton ye sume of 20 s a piece to be pd unto them after they shall accomplish ye age of 21 yeares.

It: I give unto my son Ric Clayton ye sum of 20 s to be pd him once he shall accomplish ye age of 21 yeares.

It: I give unto my son Thos Clayton ye summe of 20s to be paid him once he shall accomplish ye age of 21 years age.

It: I give and appoint that he be pd for ye planing to my sonne Thos. above sd between Feb and ye first day of May respensing? ye date whereof unto Thos Coby.

It: I give and appoint my daughter Elizabeth Clayton ye sum of 40 s to be pd her when shall attayne to ye age of 20 and 1 yeares. All the rest of my goods I give unto my loving wife Elizabeth Clayton after my debts and funeral expenses be discharged for her well being and for ye bringing up of my youngest daughter Mary Clayton and doe ordaine and make her my Testor of this my last will and testamen.----------------------will and ------------------------for as much as my wife may be unable to manage my estate to ye bet _____________________________and for as much as my loving friend John Peele of Pagham_________________________doe ordain and appoint my friend John Peele and doe give him full power and authority -----------------. Standing my ------------aforesaid as prove this my last will and meaning and to take an invt of all my goods and to -----------------ye same until such time my debts ----------------. and I give my 2 friends William Stele and John Avery 2 s apiece for their care and pains.

1st Feb 1658 Witnessed by Thomas Hopkin and John Rogers - signed by William Clayton 
William Clayton
 
362 The minutes of Robeson Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania, for 7th month,
1808, contain the following entry:
"A letter of information respecting Isaac Clendenon from Stillwater
monthly Meeting in the State of Ohio, also a written acknowledgement from
him was received here, which being read was accepted as satisfaction, it
being as follows,
"To Robeson monthly Meeting 5th mo 22nd 1808. Dear Friends, Whereas
I having had a right amongst Friends, but, for want of taking heed to the
dictates of Truth, I so far deviated from the good order and discipline
of Friends as to marry a woman not in membership by the assistance of an
hireling Teacher, having been precautioned, for which they justly
disowned me, for which misconduct I am very sorry and do hereby condemn
the same desiring that Friends would again receive me into membership as
my future conduct may deserve.

--Isaac Clendenon--

Evan Thomas and Thomas Jackson are appointed to prepare a certificate for
him to stillwater monthly Meeting and produce it at our next montly
Meeting for approbation." 
Issac Clendenon, Jr.
 
363 Friend «b»Joseph Cloud«/b» was born in Chester Co., Pa., on March 1, 1743. His parents were «b»Mordecai Cloud«/b» and «b»Abigail Johnson Cloud«/b». He and his second wife, «b»Hannah«/b», were two of the first Friends at «i»Cane Creek Monthly Meeting«/i» in North Carolina to be recorded as ministers. According to «i»Cane Creek Monthly Meeting«/i» Minutes, «b»Joseph Cloud«/b» made many "«i»traveling minister«/i»" trips between 1779 and 1804 to Tyson's' Settlement, to "«i»Friends on the Western Waters«/i»", to eastern Pennsylvania and to Europe in 1804. In 1799 he visited «i»Pee Dee Monthly Meeting«/i» during the time of great decline in the number of Friends in North Carolina as Friends moved into the Northwest Territory. The meeting was set down shortly after his visit. (See, «i»Cane Creek: Mother of Meetings «/i»by Bobbie T. Teague [Greensboro, N.C.: North Caroline Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1995], pp. 26, 41 and 94). Joseph Cloud
 
364 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 153A; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552672.
Living at home with parents.
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Alexander W. Cochran
 
365 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604. Allen Ross Cochran
 
366 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604. Edgar Thomas Cochran
 
367 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 151A; Image: 308; Family History Library Film: 552672.
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Eleanor Cochran
 
368 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604.
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Elizabeth Cochran
 
369 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604. Elizabeth L. Cochran
 
370 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 153A; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552672.
Living at home with parents
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Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 1241; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1241241.
Living with his Brother Robert, noted as a single person.
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Franklin Cochran
 
371 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 153A; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552672.
Living at home with parents.
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Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604.
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George Washington Cochran
 
372 Genealogy of John Cochran, Oldest Son of James

(It was the great privilege of the writer of these memoirs to have known and to have loved both John Cochran and Elizabeth, his wife. "Uncle Johnny" as he was famiUarly called, was a man of slender build, short stature, and of fair complexion; quiet in demeanor, and
I should judge of scholarly attainments. The word "saintly" best applies to describe Aunt Elizabeth, with her snowy, abundant hair. She was of a heavier build, if I remember rightly. Any strange environment, as well as first impressions, leaves an indelible record on the
mind and memory of a sensitive child. My earliest visits to their home were on the occasion of someone's funeral, for the family burial plot was on their farm.)

John Cochran was a life-long Democrat, as were his brothers, and doubtless his sons. It is related, that after Grover Cleveland was first elected someone informed him of the fact that "Uncle Johnny Cochran" had loyally voted the Democratic ticket for the twenty-four "bar-
ren" years, from '60 to '84, in spite of successive defeats, and the President wrote him a personal autographed letter of appreciation.

John and Elizabeth Cochran had a family of thirteen children
From:
Chronicles of the Cochrans: being a series of historical events and narratives, in which members of this family have played a prominent part (1915) 
John Cochran
 
373 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 153A; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552672.
Living at home with parents.
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John Zane Cochran
 
374 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604. Josephine Cochran
 
375 Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604. Mary E. Cochran
 
376 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604. Mary L. Cochran
 
377 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 153A; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552672.
Living at home with parents.
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Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604.
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Nancy Jane Cochran
 
378 Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604.
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Paul Cochran
 
379 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 153A; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552672.
Living at home with parents.
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Rebecca Cochran
 
380 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 153A; Image: 312; Family History Library Film: 552672.
Living at home with parents.
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Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604.
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Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 1241; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1241241.
Living with his Brother Franklin, noted as a single person and head of household.
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Robert F. Cochran
 
381 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: M593_1173; Page: 164A; Image: 334; Family History Library Film: 552672.
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Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604.
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Thomas Jefferson Cochran
 
382 Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604. Walter E. Cochran
 
383 (Research):Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pease, Belmont, Ohio; Roll: 994; Family History Film: 1254994; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0604.
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William Henry Cochran
 
384 (Research):David Price, aged about four skore, 4 Mo. 13, 1751.
The name of David Price appears on the List of Taxables for Lower Merion,
1734. Also the names of Issacher Price and David Price, Jr.
David Price and his wife Grace conveyed to Isacher Price, son of said
David, a tract of land prior to 1745. In this year , Isacher Price
conveyed the same tract to John Hughes. On June 27, 1770, John Hughes, Sr.
and wife conveyed the same to their son John Hughes, Jr. The property was
known as "Green Hill Farm", and is located partly in Lower Merion and
partly in Blockley township near what is now Overbrook. The mansion house
is in Merion.
David Price is mentioned in the will of Jonathan Cockshaw, recorded in
Philadelphia.
Jonathan Cockshaw, City of Philadelphia, weaver. Mentions Cousins Evan
Evans and wife Elizabeth. Brother-in-law, David Price. Nephews, Izacher
and David Price, Jonathan Evans. Friend, Barbara Cong. Trustees, Evan
Evans, Cadwallader Foulke. Signed 4 Mo. 20, 1740-1. Witnesses, William
Ashton, Samuel Coates. Proved May 8, 1744.
David Price's wife was Hannah (d. 1727), sister of Jonathan Cockshaw, and
widow of Thos. Musgrave, of Yorkshire, England (d. in Merion, 1700). 
Hannah Cockshaw
 
385 From the Internet: Thomas Musgrave, of Halifax, Yorkshire, England purchased land in Chester Co., PA in 1698. He died 1700, leaving wife Hannah; children Thomas, Abraham, Elizabeth, William. His widow, 1701 married David Price. His brother in law Jonathan Cockshaw was to see to the division of land among his 4 children who are named in the will..Of the children of Thomas and Hannah, Elizabeth married 1713, Evan Evans, son of Thomas Evan of Gwynnedd; William married, in 1721, Barbara Bevan, daughter of Evan, of Merion; Abraham married, in 1714, Gainor Jones, daughter of Wm. of Gwynnedd. On 7 mo., 3, 1713. Excerpt from the marriage certificate of Evan and Elizabeth: Evan Evans, yeoman, son of Thos. Evans of Gwynnedd. - and Elizabeth Musgrave, dau. of Thos. Musgrave, dec'd, of Yorkshire, Great Britain, at Haverford. Witnesses, Thomas, Robert, Hugh, Owen, Robert and Owen Evans Hannah Cockshaw
 
386 Barnabas and Phebe moved their membership from Nantucket to New Garden NC MM 29 May, 1773, shortly after their marriage. Barnabas Coffin
 
387 Lost at Sea 1724 Daniel Coffin
 
388 Elijah Coffin (1798-1862) was the leading figure in Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends for a generation. He was born in 1798 in North Carolina. He was a son of Bethuel and Hannah Coffin. He married Naomi Hiatt in 1820 at New Garden Monthly Meeting in Guilford County. Naomi Hiatt was a daughter of Benajah & Elizabeth (White) Hiatt. She was born in 1797. Elijah was the Presiding Clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting in 1822 and 1823. Elijah and Naomi were charter members of Hopewell Monthly Meeting in 1824. In 1824, they removed to Milton, Wayne County, Indiana, where they were members of Milford Monthly Meeting. Elijah was the postmaster for the town of Milton. He became Presiding Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting in 1827. In 1833 they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, but returned to Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana in 1835. Elijah was engaged in banking and continued to serve as Presiding Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting until the close of the 1857 session. He died in 1862. Naomi died in 1866. Both are buried in the Earlham Cemetery. Elijah Coffin
 
389 (Research):COFFIN, Levi, philanthropist, born near New Garden, North Carolina, 28 October, 1798; died in Avondale, Ohio, 16 September, 1877. His ancestors were natives of Nantucket. He assisted on his father's farm and had but little schooling, yet he became a teacher. The cruel treatment of the Negroes, and the Quakers principles under which he was reared, enlisted his sympathies in favor of the oppressed race, and at the age of fifteen he began to aid in the escape of slaves. Subsequently he organized a Sunday-school for Negroes, and in 1822 opened his first school. In 1826 he settled in Wayne county, Indiana, where he kept a country store. Being prosperous in this undertaking, he soon enlarged his business in various lines, including also the curing of pork. In 1836 he built an oil-mill and began the manufacture of linseed-oil. Meanwhile his interest in the slaves continued, and he was active in the "underground railroad," a secret organization, whose par-pose was the transportation of slaves from member to member until a place was reached where the Negro was free. Thousands of escaping slaves were aided on their way to Canada by him, in-eluding Eliza Harris, who subsequently became known through "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The question of using only "free-labor goods" had been for some time agitated throughout the United States, and in 1846 a convention was held in Salem, Indiana, at which Mr. Coffin was chosen to open such a store in Cincinnati. Accordingly he moved to that City in April, 1847. The undertaking proved successful, and he continued to be so occupied for many years. His relations with the "underground railroad" were also continued, and he became its president. In 1863 he was associated in the establishment of the freedmen's bureau, and during the following year was sent to Europe as agent for the Western freedmen's aid commission. He held meetings in all of the prominent cities in Great Britain, enlisted much sympathy, and secured funds. Again in 1867 he visited Europe in the same capacity. When the colored people of Cincinnati celebrated the adoption of the fifteenth amendment to the United States constitution, he formally resigned his office of president of the "underground railroad," which he had held for more than thirty years. The story of his life is told in "Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad" (Cincinnati, 1876). Levi Coffin, Jr.
 
390 COFFIN, LEVI (1798-1877), was known as the president of the Underground Railroad. Long a resident of Cincinnati, he helped as many as three thousand slaves escape across Ohio and Indiana. His activities, and the work of the Quakers, made Ohio a very important state in the Underground Railroad movement. Coffin not only directed Underground Railroad traffic, he collected money for the hiring of closed carriages, the purchase of shoes, canalboat and railroad passage, food, clothing and other items. Many who would not risk harboring slaves would contibute generously for this purpose. It has been reported that Coffin gave $50,000 from his own earnings, and collected at least twice that amount from local business and professional people in support of the clandestine work. The book Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, was published in 1876, a year before his death.

LEVI COFFIN was born in New Garden, North Carolina, in 1789 of Quaker parentage. In 1824 he married Catherine White, a Quaker. Two years later they moved with a group of Quakers to New Garden Township, Wayne County, Indiana. Opening a store there, Coffin found that he was on the route of a main branch of the Undergrond Railroad. He joined wholeheartedly into its activities. The local Abolitionist paper was pubished from above his store.
About 1847 he became interested in encouraging the sale of goods produced by free labor, and for the next five years he ran a store in Cincinnati founded for this purpose. After the Emancipation Prolamation, he devoted much time to helping the freedmen. He spent his last years in retirement.

As a youngster growing up in North Carolina in the early 1800s, a Quaker child came face-to-face with the institution of slavery . One day while he was out with his father chopping wood by the side of a road, a group of slaves, handcuffed and chained together, passed by on their way to be sold in Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. Questioned by the young boy's father about why they were chained, one of the men sadly replied: "They have taken us away from our wives and children, and they chain us lest we should make our escape and go back to them." After the dejected company had left the scene, the youth wondered to himself how he would feel if his father were taken away from him.
The incident by the side of the road marked the first awakening of Levi Coffin's sympathy with the oppressed, which, he observed in his memoirs, together with a strong hatred of oppression and injustice in any form, "were the motives that influenced my whole after-life." Coffin, who moved to the Indiana town of Newport (Fountain City today) in 1826 and became an important merchant there, acted on his beliefs. From his simple eight-room house in Wayne County, and with the help of his devoted wife, Catharine, he managed over the next twenty years to offer a safe haven to thousands of African Americans fleeing slavery's evils on the "Underground Railroad" along major escape routes leading from Cincinnati , Madison , and Jeffersonville. "Seldom a week passed," said Coffin, "without our receiving passengers by this mysterious road. We found it necessary to be always prepared to receive such company and properly care for them." Coffin's efforts won for him the designation "President of the Underground Railroad" and for the Coffins' home the title "Grand Central Station" on the path for slaves eventual freedom in the north and Canada. One of the refugees who found shelter in the Coffins' home was later immortalized as the character Eliza, the heroine of Harriet Beecher Stowe 's classic novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin . Levi and Catharine Coffin are supposedly depicted in the book as Simeon and Rachel Halliday.
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the restored Levi Coffin House as a state historic site under the Indiana State Museum System . Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 by the United States Department of the Interior , the Coffin house was purchased by the state in 1967 and leased to the Wayne County Historical Society. The Society, after generous donations from the community and the Lilly Endowment, renovated the structure and opened it to the public as a museum in 1970. Today, volunteers from the Levi Coffin House Association offer tours of the Federal-style brick home built in 1839 (the Coffins' fourth home in Newport). The home's fireplaces, floors, doors, and most of the woodwork are original. The furnishings all predate 1847 and as nearly as possible are typical of the time period and those of a Quaker family.
Levi Coffin was born on 28 October 1798 on a farm in New Garden, North Carolina, the only son of seven children born to Levi and Prudence (Williams) Coffin. Because his father could not spare him from work on the farm, the young Levi received the bulk of his education at home, under instruction from his father and sisters. His home schooling proved to be good enough for Coffin to find work as a teacher for several years. He shared with his relatives an abhorrence for slavery. "Both my parents and grandparents were opposed to slavery," Coffin noted in his reminiscences, published in 1876, "and none of either of the families ever owned slaves; and all were friends of the oppressed, so I claim that I inherited my anti-slavery principles."
While he was still a teenager, Coffin had his first opportunity to offer assistance to a slave. Attending a corn husking, the fifteen-year-old Coffin noticed a group of slaves brought to the husking by a slave dealer named Stephen Holland. While the other whites in the party dined, the Quaker boy remained behind to talk with the slaves and to "see if I could render them any service." He learned that one of the slaves, named Stephen, was freeborn and a former indentured servant to Edward Lloyd, a Philadelphia Quaker, but later had been kidnapped and sold into slavery. Thinking fast, Coffin arranged with a "trusty negro, whom I knew well," to take Stephen the next night to his father's house. After learning the particulars of the now slave's case, the elder Coffin wrote Lloyd of his former servant's plight and eventually Stephen was liberated from slavery in Georgia.
In 1821, with his cousin Vestal Coffin, Levi Coffin ran a Sunday school for blacks at New Garden where the slaves where taught to read using the Bible. Alarmed slave owners, however, soon forced the school to close. Coffin, who married Catharine White, a woman he had known since childhood, on 28 October 1824, decided two years later to join his other family members who had moved to the young state of Indiana. Establishing a store in Newport, Coffin prospered, expanding his operations to include cutting pork and manufacturing linseed oil. His business success led to him being elected director of the State Bank's Richmond branch.
Even with his busy life as a merchant, Coffin was "never too busy to engage in Underground Railroad affairs." In fact, his business success aided him immeasurably in helping slaves to freedom. "The Underground Railroad business increased as time advanced," he said, "and it was attended with heavy expenses, which I could not have borne had not my affairs been prosperous." Also, his thriving business and importance in the community helped deflect opposition to his Underground Railroad activities from pro-slavery supporters and slave hunters in the area. Questioned by others in the community about why he aided slaves when he knew he could be arrested for his activities, Coffin told them that he "read in the Bible when I was a boy that it was right to take in the stranger and administer to those in distress, and that I thought it was always safe to do right. The Bible, in bidding us to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, said nothing about color, and I should try to follow out the teachings of that good book."
The fearlessness the Coffins displayed in offering assistance to the fleeing slaves had an effect on their neighbors. Levi Coffin noted that those who had once "stood aloof from the work" eventually contributed clothing for the fugitives and aided the Coffins in forwarding the slaves on their way to freedom, but were "timid about sheltering them under their roof; so that part of the work devolved on us." Fugitives came to the Coffins' home at all hours of the night and announced their presence by a gentle rap at the door. "I would invite them, in a low tone," said Coffin, "to come in, and they would follow me into the darkened house without a word, for we knew not who might be watching and listening." Once safely inside, the slaves would be fed and made comfortable for the evening. The number of fugitives varied considerably through the years, Coffin noted, but annually averaged more than one hundred.
In 1847 Coffin left Newport to open a wholesale warehouse in Cincinnati that handled cotton goods, sugar, and spices produced by free labor. The enterprise had been funded a year earlier by a Quaker Convention at Salem, Indiana. Coffin and his wife continued to help slaves via the Underground Railroad while living in the Ohio city. Both during and after the Civil War, Coffin served as a leading figure in the Western Freedmen's Aid Society, which helped educate and provide in other ways for former slaves. Working for the freedmen's cause in England and Europe, Coffin, in one year, raised more than $100,000 for the Society. In 1867, he served as a delegate to the International Anti-Slavery Conference in Paris. He died on 16 September 1877 in Cincinnati and is buried in that city's Spring Grove Cemetery.
Located at 113 U.S. 27 North in Fountain City, the Levi Coffin House State Historic Site is open from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday (1 June through 31 August) and from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday (1 September through 31 October). Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages six to eighteen. For more information, write the site at Box 77, Fountain City, IN 47341; or call (317) 847-2432. 
Levi Coffin, Jr.
 
391 Matthew Coffin (1754-1832) was a son of William and Priscilla Coffin. He was born in 1754 in Guilford County, North Carolina. He married Hannah Mendenhall (1757-1800) at Springfield Meeting in Guilford County. He married second to Hannah (White) Macy (1762/3-1833) in 1802 at New Garden. Hannah was the widow of David Macy and a daughter of Isaac and Catherine White. In 1817 they removed to Blue River Monthly Meeting in Washington County, Indiana from Springfield Monthly Meeting. They joined the Hicksites after the Separation of 1827-28. Matthew died in 1832. Hannah died in 1833. They are buried in Blue River Burying Ground. Matthew Coffin
 
392 "A release given by Abigail Fitch and her husband Jedidiah to Nathaniel Barnard, dated February 3, 1708, recited, that Peter Coffin died November, 1699, leaving considerable estate to his wife Elizabeth and her four children, Tristram, Abigail, Eunice and Jemima. The the will was disalowed by John Gardner, Esq., then Judge of Probate, and the widow was appointed administratrix. She married Nathaniel Barnard December 2, 1702, before any settlement had been made of the estate of her first husband, 'which by the death of John Gardner, Esq., was rendered impossible.' ; she, the said Elizabeth, dying before any other person could be appointed Judge of Probate, and four days after the death of Tristram Coffin, only son of Peter, who a little before his death had married Hannah Brown of Nantucket, which made the settlement still more difficult; before the decease of Elizabeth, jedidiah Fitch had married Abigail, the oldest daughter of Peter Coffin. Hannah, the wife of the brother Tristram is now wife of Jonathan Pinkham." Peter Coffin, Jr.
 
393 Priscilla was a well known Quaker preacher. I'm not sure when she died. One source says Dec 28, 1793 and that Asa Hunt remarried in 1796. However another source say she preached a sermon in New England (state?) in 1824 Priscilla Coffin
 
394 «b»Proud Mahaska, 1843-1900
«/b»By Semira Ann Hobbs Phillips

Samuel and John Coffin, like all the other Coffins in the United States, are descendants of Tristram and Diones Coffin, who came from England in 1642 and settled at Salisbury in Massachusetts. In 1660 Tristram Coffin and nine others purchased the island of Nantucket. There they settled in that year and not long after engaged in the whale-fishing business. Those Nantucket people followed that business successfully through several generations. They traversed every known sea, (I mean all the oceans) and sold their cargoes in every seaport in Europe and many other parts of the world. One visiting Nantucket to-day can see in those quaint old houses, relicts in the way of elegant furniture, paintings, china and silver ware brought by those whale-fishers to their wives, mothers, daughters and sisters. In course of time the little island of Nantucket became so thickly inhabited with Coffins and Maceys, and Gardners andStarbucks and Michells and Folgers and Russells and so forth, that they began to find homes and business in other parts of the western hemisphere. There is said to be twenty-five thousand persons in the United States who can trace their lineage directly to Tristram and Diones Coffin, those first settlers on that island. It is said also that all the Coffins in this country are of that family. One William Coffin, a great grandson of Tristram, and whose wife was Priscilla Paddock, emigrated to North Carolina not very long before the Revolutionary war. These were the ancestors of Samuel and John, whom I have been telling about. The Coffins are great people to keep track of their lineage and most of them reverence their ancestors, and many of the family names are kept going from generation to generation. Priscilla is a name common among the Coffins. I have heard that Priscilla Paddock was a very superior woman and of an excellent family, therefore in every generation of Coffins since her time there has been many Priscillas. Mrs. Priscilla Prine, of Oskaloosa, a very excellent and intelligent lady, is a daughter of John Coffin. Samuel Coffin was a Christian and died in peace at the age of seyenty-one years, honored and respected by all who knew him. The largest funeral procession ever seen in Mahaska county was said to be the one that followed the remains of Samuel Coffin to their last resting place in Forest cemetery.
Erastus and Thomas, sons of Samuel Coffin, own and occupy farms and have commodious residences not far from the old homestead where they were brought up.
Frank, another son, lives in Nebraska. I hear that Frank is not only a prosperous farmer, but is a man amongst men. Samuel, the youngest of that numerous
family, was a little boy when his father died, but now a tall, fine looking man, and people say is a veritable "chip off the old block.'' He lives in Colorado and is engaged
in railroading. I was not at all surprised to hear a good report of "little Sammy" as we used to call him, for I had reason to know that he was an honest and honorable little boy. ' 
Tristram Coffin
 
395 While living on Nantucket most of the Coffin family was involved in the whaling industry. The island of Nantucket was very small and the soil was poor so it couldn't support many people. By the 1770's the whaling industry was failing and the outbreak of the American Revolution interrupted the shipping business. Many families left the island to live elsewhere. One of the most prominent men to leave was William Coffin who moved his extended family to Guilford Co. NC in 1773. William Coffin
 
396 Zachariah Coffin is presumed to be Zacharias Coffin (1782-1845). Zacharias was born in North Carolina in 1782 and was a son of Bethuel and Hannah Coffin. He married Phebe Starbuck in 1803 at New Garden Monthly Meeting in North Carolina. She was born in 1782 and was a daughter of William and Jane Starbuck. Zacharias and Phebe were members of Dover Monthly Meeting until 1816, when they transferred to Deep River Monthly Meeting in Guilford County. They removed to Walnut Ridge Monthly Meeting in Rush County, Indiana in 1839. Zacharias died in 1845. Phebe died in 1852. They are buried in the Westland Friends Burying Ground in Hancock County, Indiana. Zachariah Coffin
 
397 (Research):Harriett A., born Feb. 29, 1844; married July 5, 1876, James R. Milner; she went early to Oberlin before the removal of the rest of the family. After graduation at Oberlin in 1867, she taught three years in Cleveland, in the grammar schools; was in the normal school, Oswego, N. Y., 1870-1; three succeeding years in the Missouri State normal school at Kirksville. For two years she was principal of the ladies' department in Drury College, Springfield, Mo., where she was married. One child was born to them, but died at birth. Mr. Milner is a lawyer, residence in Springfield.
From the Cummings Memoria, The Decendants of Isaac Cummings, Compiled by Rev. George Mooar, 1903, Page 390 
Harriet A. Comings
 
398 When Benjamin Conard married his third wife, Elizabeth Hussey, they decided to each keep a journal for a year or so. He prefaced his with an account of his ancestors and early life. I feel as if I know him, and what life was like in early Chester County.Here are a couple of paragraphs:

"My paternal ancestors emigrated from Germany about the time that William Penn commenced the settlement of Pennsylvania. They settled at Gernantown, near Philadelphia. Eventuallysome of the name removed to Bucks Co., Pa. There my grandfather Everard Conard was born, and he resided there at the time of the War of the Revolution. He was reputed a staunch Whig in principle, though he took no active part in the struggle for independence. He married early in life Margaret Cadwalader, said to have been English, or a descendant of English parents [she was Welsh, the daughter of John Cadwallader-MM]. The following are the names of their children, my uncles and aunts, all of whom married and raised families except Margaret' viz, Isaac, Cornelius, Abraham, Sarah, Mary, Everard, Margaret, and Jesse. My grandfather was a wagon maker, but after his children were well grown, he abandoned that business and removed to New London Township, Chester Co., Pa, where he purchased some 300 acres of wornout land and commenced the farming business which he followed until near his death, which was in the 84th year of age.

"My father, Cornelius Conard, was born the ninth day of the second month, in 1764. At a suitable age he was put apprentice to a tailor, on account of his lameness from an accident which he received when a small boy. It was during his apprenticeship that his father moved to Chester County. After learning his trade, he also followed his father, and worked at his trade there, until he was married to my mother, Susanna Chalfant. His father then settled him on fifty acres of the tract he had originally purchased. On this my father resided until his two oldest children, Lydia and William, were born. Then, at
the solicitationof his father and others of his friends, he sold his little farm and invested the proceeds in a store in partnership with his cousin, John Conard. The store was in Tradiferen [sic] Township, Chester Co., Pa, near the Valley Forge, a place famous in history as the place where General Washington encamped with his army. At this place he dontinued in the business of storekeeping and tailoring for ten years, at the end of which time he found himself minus his original funds and with a large family around him.
Then, in 1807 or 1808, he rented a large farm in the neighborhood, for which he paid $600 a year rent. On this, by untiring industruy and rigid economy for ten or eleven years, he found himself worth a few hundred dollars. Again he suffered himself to be influenced by the advice of others, and in the year 1818, purchased a farm in New London, of 72 acres, so poor that it would not raise enough to keep his family, though he was obliged to go in debt $1,300 to purchase it.

" I should have stated before this that in the sixth month preceding the removal of my father with his family back to New London, death deprived him of an affectionate wife, and his children of a kind and indulgent mother. I was then not quite seven years old, and this was the first of many heavy losses that I have been made to feel from the death of those near and dear to me.

"On that New London farm my father managed to get along some way, and to improve the land. One thing I do know, the luxuries of life were unknown to us. Even the necessities at times were not too abundant, particularly during the first few years, after improving the land with lime, he managed to live quite comfortably. Some four or five years before his death, after the marriages of his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, his housekeepers, he gave up farming, rented the farm to me, and made his home with me. He closed a life of energy and industry, in the latter part of the 10th month, in 1836.
He lived respected by all who knew him. That he was without failings, it would be useless for me to assert, but upon the whole, few men could have lived under the same circumstances, and left a better name behind him. He possessed a well cultivated mind, was well versed in ancient and modern history, and was remarkably well versed in the scriptures for one of his station."

Benjamin then goes on with with the story of his own life, but I don't want to clutter up your mailboxes.

Benjamin descended from Thones Kunders(1), Madtis Cunrads(2), Cornelius Cunrads(3), Everard Conard (4), and Cornelius Conard (5).

"After these few facts concerning my forefathers, I will not try to give a short sketch of my own life up to the present time, not that I expect to be very interesting to many, but yet there may be some who, in years to come will take a sufficient interest in it to give it a preusal at least.

"I was born on the 14th day of the ninth month, A.D. 1810, on the farm previously mentioned, in Chester County, Pa., near Valley Forge. I was the youngest. Eight now survive; Lydia, William C., Esther C., Mary, Joseph, and Amy. Two others died in the time my father and mother were residing at the store. Here, in a venerable old stone mansion, on the banks of the beautiful Valley Forge Creek, I lived, with all the pleasures of a careless, frolicing boy, now playing in the green meadows on the banks of the creek, then paddling in its rippling waters, trying to catch 'red fins,' or sliding over its glassy surface on a sled drawn by my older brothers or sisters. It was probably owing to my playing so much along the beautiful stream that I acquired a liking for water that never left me. I have sometimes thought that no child ever enjoyed himself more than I did in my early youth, but my youthful happiness was destined to meet with a severe shock, for my kind and indulgent mother died in June 1817, when I was not yet seven years old, being too young to feel in its proper sense the loss I had sustained, but in after years I was made fully sensible of it.

"I was sent to school some, before my father moved with the family to New London, as I remember very well going to what was called the camp school here, and passing what we called the 'old fort' which I have since come to suppose from the recollection of its appearance, to have been intrenchments thrown up by General Washington for the defence of the samp.

"After the move to New London the next spring, each one of the family was obliged to do all in his power towards getting along. Those who were not old enough to get an education when conditions had been more favorable, were obliged to put up with a verylimited one, but I was from my earliest remembrance, very fond of reading, and there was quite a large library at New London crossroads, from which I used to hire books at one cent a day, and well do I remember having to sit up half the night to read books that I got that way, for fear my funds would run out before I got them read through. As soon as I could raise the money, I became a regular stock holder in the library, and could read more at my leisure.

"I was allowed by my father to go to my Uncle Isaac Conard's one winter, to go to school, though much against the will of the rest of the family. The time I spent there, I often think of, as the only bright spot in my boyhood life. The loving kindness of Uncle Isaac and the motherly attentions of Aunt Mary endeared them to me so strongly that I well remember that when the time came for me to start home after being there for four months, the tears flowed freely at the idea of again going to that home where there were none of the loving smiles from a mother.

"In the spring of 1831, mytwo sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, were married, leaving none at home with father but my sister Lydia and myself. We lived in that way one year, but before that year had fully rolled around, a change had come over my future prospects; I had for the first time been made sensible that I was beloved, that I was necessary to the happiness of one verydear to me; for the first time in mylife I had been made to feel that I was of some account in the world. The person upon whom I had thus centered my everyhope of earthly happiness, was Mary Ann Moore, an orphan about a year under my own age. We were married in March 1832, and at the earnest solicitation of my father, I reluctntly rented his farm, as he did not wish to farm, or even keep house any longer. We started the world--as it is termed--full of bright hopes; though poor, we had good health and had been raised to industry. All passed on brightly for the first year; 'Then like the lark I sprightly hailed the morn!'

"At the end of that year our union was blessed with a daughter, but she died, in spite of our love, at the age of five months. Very shortly after that the symptoms of onsumption began to show themselves in my beloved Mary Ann, and in February, the things of Earth were closed to her forever.

I" hired a housekeeper, and continued my operations on the farm in that way, for two years, when I again yielded to the balmy influence of woman's love, and was married to Eliza Roberts, daughter of George and Alice Roberts, and a distant relative of my deceased companion. My father died in the fall of that year, 1836, leaving his farm to me, subject to the payment of certain legacies as had been agreed between us, on condition that I should stay with him his lifetime.

"It was not long until I began to think that that farm was not the place for me to live on longer. Neither did I like the neighborhood, though I had been raised there. In the Spring of 1839, I sold the farm and bought another 100 acres in 'Little Britain' township, Lancaster County, Pa. I was obliged to go about $2,300 in debt, but the quality of the land was much better than what I left. With the heavy debt and a rising family I was not able to do much more than make a good livingfor my family, and improve the land. During the eleven years that I was there, I put on the land about seven thousand bushels of lime, which was reckoned to be worth about 20 cents per bushel, or about $1,400 worth. The stone for making this lime we had to haul ten miles. The weather was never considered too cold to start out in the morning and face the northwest wind for a load of limestone. The wood too was to cut and haul to the kiln, all of which made a great deal of work. Besides, I did considerable wagoning for other people. The produce of the farm was all to draw to market, usually to Wilmington, Delaware, a distance of 35 miles. So I was not able to make many improvements to the buildings, though they were old. True, I dug a well at the barn, and failing to get sufficient supply permanently, I put in a hydraulic ram at the spring, forcing the water up both to the house and barn."

[I have no idea how long a message one can write, so I'll put the rest in another message--Maggie]
"At the time we moved to Lancaster county, we had two children, Almira and Cornelius, and three were buried in Eastland graveyard, since.

"Previous to our move, my brother Joseph had moved near us, and in partnership with Charles Good, his brother-in-law, bought a farm of 166 acres, and continued to work it jointly for seven years after I loved there. Then he sold his interest in the farm and moved to Highland County, Ohio, where he resided until his death. I have thought there were hardly ever two brothers that were more attached to each other than we were. We spent a great deal of our time together, often making it suit to make long trips with our wagons together, and even when we were hauling limestone, we mostly made it suit to be together. In allour intercouse and numerous business connections, I have no recollection of anything like a quarrel, or even hard words passing between us. In 1845, he and I came to the conclusion that we had so far confined our lives solely to work, but now would take a trip to Ohio for pleasure and to see our sister. We made our intentions know to our brother William, who resided near the place of my birth in Chester county. We started about the middle of the tenth month, were met by William, in Lancaster county, and we all three went on together. We saw many things to interest and amuse us; we took the cars to Harrisburgh, then we went on board a canal packet boat, traveling about four miles an hour. At Haladaysburgh we too 'portage railroad' over the mountains to Johnstown. There were five inclined planes up and five down on this railroad, with a stationary engine set up; raising up and down at the head of each plane. We then went by canal boat to Pittsburgh, then by steamboat down the Ohio river to Portsmouth. From there a hack took us to Chillicothe [Ohio]. A marketwagon took us to Greenfield, and from there we walked to Robert Edwards, aving been eight days on the roiad. We were so much pleased with the appearance of the country that brother Joseph had concluded the purchase of 200 acres before the next spring, and moved out to it. I had advertised my farm for sale, and the next year, in August, 1846, returned with Wm. Cook, and brought back a drove of 189 cattle--sold them in Pa., made $400.

"During the latter part of my stay in Lancaster county, I became concedrned, with some of my friends and relatives to start a Lycaeum, or Literary Society, which met every two weeks on first day afternoons. This society existed about eight years, doing a good deal to improve the minds and morals of the neighborhood. This society became strong enough to build a hall in which to hold its meetings.

"The longer I stayed there the more I became convinced that I was not able to make the improvements that i would soon be compelled to make in the buildings, loaded as I was with debt. I therefore determined to sell as soon as possible, and in the Fall of 1849 I succeeded in selling for $4,500, the same that I had given for it eleven years before. I had previously sold a wood lot off of it for $210, which was all the advance I got to pay for my improvements. I immediately started for Ohio; here I purchased this place for $24 per acre -- 151-3/4 acres. It was then without any buildings, except a log cabin and an old log stable. We moved on to it in April, 1850, bringing with us six children. We went to live in the cabin, which was something new for us, but we all appeared to be very happy.

"I commenced the first summer to make preparations for building a house. Before harvest we cut and hauled logs to the mill, and after harvest we made the bricks. I employed a man to mould and burn them at 75 cents a thousand. The following summer we put the house up, had the roof on before harvest, and moved into it a week before Christmas. We felt we had gained a long desired object. Eliza had long desired to have a house suited to her mind, and now I felt the greatest satisfaction in providing it.

"During the time that the house was building, I performed the heaviest labor, carrying all of the bricks myself, even to the tops of the chimneys, though there were a great part of the time four bricklayers. One great object of my life was now gained, to have a good house for my wife and family. The next was to have a good barn. Accordingly, in 1852, I got nearly all the sawing done and the lumber hauled hom in the summer. I quarried the stone myself, in Hixson's quarry, and had some of it hauled home that fall. I considered that the hardest job of work about the building. This fall I had a hand hired, for two months.

"The next summer, 1853, we put up the barn in time to put our harvest in it. My boys and myself did all of the work of the farm and waited on the workmen, except for some nine or ten days when I hired a man to tend the measons. The whole cost of the barn esides our own labor, boarding, and the lumber cut on the place, was $696.10; for the house, $998.02.

"We now seemed toi be fixed as we desired, with a house and barn suited to our needs, ourselves and the children all in the enjoyment of good health; in fact it seemed as if Eliza's health, which for the better part of her life had been rather delicate, seemed the best. But alas, in the latter part of November, she took a disease of the kidneys, which was afterwards worse, and a disease of the heart kept her quite unwell until her death the following April. She passed from works to rewards four days after giving birth to a dead child. Whose is the pen that can made others sensible of even a tithe of the grief that is felt at parting with the companion of one's bosom?

"In November, following this sore affliction, my daughter Almire married, leaving me with no one but Alice for housekeeper, and she, being young and not verystout, I was obliged to break up housekeeping soon after harvest in 1855. Four of the children went with Almira, Alice, William, Elwood, and Mary. George went to live with Martha Hussey, to go to school until Spring. Cornelius and myself boarded at Amos Hiatt's and lodged at home.

"This way of doing with my dear children scattered about was anything but agreeable. I soon became convinced that there was no way but to look round for some one on whom I could bestow my affections, and who in return would grant me hers, and be a kind and affectionate mother to my children. Finally I found such a one in the person of Elisabeth Johnson, and we were married on the 23rd of October, 1855. The same day we started on a pleasure trip to Peru, Indian, where her sister lived. We went by way of Cincinnati, Madison, and Indianapolis, returning through Richmond and Hamilton. We also saw two of Elisabeth's nephews who were attending college at Oxford [Ohio]. On our return E. moved home with me and entered upon her new duties."

Benjamin and Elisabeth Hussey (she had previously married Isaac Newton Johnson) were both Quakers. At some time, Benjamin opened a "Queensware" store in Hillsboro. He died in 1902 in Hillsboro, and is buried there. Elisabeth lived until 1913, died at the home of her daughter Emma in Peoria IL, and is buried in Hillsboro beside her husband. 
Benjamin Conard
 
399 UNION OHIO VOLUNTEERS
48th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, September to December, 1861, and mustered in February 17, 1862. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., and duty there till March 6. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 4th Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee and Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1864. Captured at Sabine Cross Roads, La., April 8, 1864. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, November, 1864, to January, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10, 1862. Expedition from Savannah to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via LaGrange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs June 1-July 21. Near Holly Springs July 1. Duty at Memphis and along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad. "Tallahatchie March" November 26-December 12.

Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, Ark., January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15, and duty there till March 8. At Milliken's Bend, La., till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till August 13. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-November 30. At New Iberia till December 13. Moved to New Orleans, La., December 13; thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, and duty there and at Du Crow's Point till March 1, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., March 1. Red River Campaign March 10 to April 23. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Bayou De Paul, Carroll's Mill, April 8. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Regiment captured and prisoners of war till October, 1864, when exchanged. Duty at New Orleans till January, 1865. Consolidated with 83rd Ohio Infantry January 17, 1865. Moved to Kennersville January 28, thence to Barrancas, Fla. March from Pensacola, Fla., to Fort Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 2. Siege of Fort Blakely April 2-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery and Selma April 13-21. Duty at Selma till May 12. Moved to Mobile May 12, thence to Galveston, Texas, June 13, and duty there till July 24. 
Cornelius Conard
 
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«b»DR. GEORGE R. CONARD«/b», physician, New Vienna, born in Lancaster County, Penn., January 5, 1842; is a son of Benjamin and Eliza (Roberts) Conard, natives of Chester County, Penn. The grandparents, Cornelius and Susanna Conard, were also natives of Pennsylvania, where they lived and died. Their ancestors were from Germany. The maternal grandparents were George and Alice Roberts, also natives of Pennsylvania. They were of Welsh descent. They were farmers by occupation, and when advanced in years removed to Wilmington, Del., where they died, he at the age of eighty-four years, and she at eighty-six years. Benjamin Conard grew to manhood, and married in his native State, where they resided till the spring of 1850. They removed by private conveyance to Ohio, and located in Highland County, where he bought a farm and resided till 1865, when he sold oat and moved to Hillsboro, and in 1866, purchased a queensware store, where he has since continued business. Mr. Conard is in religion a Hicksite Quaker, and in character and integrity is held in high esteem, and is much respected by a large circle of acquaintances. Though taking no active part in political matters, and never desiring nor seeking office, yet by the wishes of the people he has been Township Trustee many years, and has served as Treasurer of the Building and Loan Association, and in other positions of trust. He never attended school but three months in his life, and yet is a good scholar, and is strictly a self-made man, and one who socially and morally has few superiors. He has been thrice married, first to Mary Ann Moore, by whom he had one child; died in infancy, she dying very soon after. By his second wife, Eliza Roberts, he had eleven children; seven now survive-Almira (married William Cary), Cornelius (resides at Carthage, Mo.), Alice (married Cyrus Johnson, resides at Hot Springs, Ark.), George R., William, Elwood H. (resides in Chester County, Penn.), and Mary (who married Emil Mente, and resides at Cumminsville, a tobacco dealer in Cincinnati). Mrs. Conard died in April, 1852. For his third wife he married Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson (nee Hussey), by whom he has one child-Emma. Our subject was eight years of age when his father and family came to Ohio, and here grew to manhood, brought up to farm labor, but when quite young, about sixteen years of age, he became tired of the routine labor of the farm, having a special thirst to obtain an education. By urgent demand upon his father he was granted six months' schooling each year till nineteen years of age. The war of the rebellion having begun, he went forward at his country's call, and, on September 9, 1861, enlisted as a private in Company A, Forty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and on the 18th inst. was appointed Corporal, which office he held till his discharge, July 11, 1862, by reason of a gunshot wound in the ankle received at the battle of Shiloh April 6, 1862. After a long and severe sickness from his wound, barely escaping death from gangrene and army diarrhoea, he finally recovered, and, in September, 1862, still on his crutches, he entered college at the Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, where, in July, 1863, he graduated. Thence he entered upon the study of medicine under Prof. W. W. Dawson, of Cincinnati; thence, after attending one course of lectures was appointed Medical Cadet in the West End Hospital, serving as such three months; thence was appointed as Assistant Physician at the Tennessee Hospital for the Insane, holding said position four months; -thence resumed his former position as Cadet in the hospital at Cincinnati, and also took his second course of lectures at the Ohio Medical College, from which, on March 2, 1865, he graduated; thence he passed an examination before the Army Board of Medical Examiners, and received the appointment as Acting Assistant Surgeon of the United States Army March 14, 1865, which position he held till November 14, 1865, when the war being ended, his services were no longer needed. During this time he served in the hospitals at Knoxville, Riceville and Chattanooga. In December, 1865, Dr. Conard located at Peru, Ind., where he practiced in his profession till November, 1875, having established a valuable practice, but from the ill health of his family he removed to New Vienna, Clinton County, Ohio, where he has since continued the practice of his profession. On February 28, 1866, he married Miss Martha E., daughter of Charles and Betsey Good. She died May 1, 1877. By her he had five children; four now survive- Helen, Harvey E., Elms and Robert R. On September 24, 1879, the Doctor married for his second wife Miss Augusta L., daughter of Elijah and Sarah Jane Lacy, who reside near Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. 
Dr. George R. Conard
 

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