Robert Stiles1

M, b. 1619, d. 30 July 1690
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA Ancestor on Ancestry with Ruth Gould. LindaCox 98. Common Ancestors are Robert Stiles and Eilzabeth Fry. She descends through Timothy Stiles. We descend through John Stiles. 
Biography* From Early Settlers of Rowley, MA by George Brainard Blodgette:

Robert Stiles had a farm of two hundred fift acres in Rowley
Village, now Boxford, 16 Dec., 1659 (Essex Deeds, 1 Ips.:234).
He married in Rowley, 4 Oct., 1660, Elizabeth Fry (Ct. R.). She
was daughter of John Fry of Andover (Savage).

He was assessed in Rowley, 1662, a tx of 6s. 9d. on property as
follows: 2 oxen, one cowe, one hogge, one yearinge, Land broke
up 7 Acres: unb 2 Acres, a house and seller (Rowley R.).

Land at the Village, now Boxford, was registered to him in 1668
(Rowley R.). His residence was in that part of Rowley called
"the Village," afterward Boxford, where he died 30 July, 1690
(Hist. of Boxford).

From Perley's "History of Boxford" (not seen):

To write his name was more than he was capable of doing. 
Birth*1619 Yorkshire, England 
Marriage*4 Oct 1660 (now Boxford) Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Bride=Elizabeth Frye1,2,3 
Marriage*a 1673 Bride=Elizabeth ? 
Death*30 Jul 1690 Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts1,2 

Family 1

Elizabeth Frye b. 1637
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth ?
Child

Citations

  1. [S87] George Brainard Blodgette, Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts; A Genealogical Record of the Families who Settled in Rowley Before 1700 with Several Generations of their Descendants, ed. Amos Everett Jewett. (Rowley, MA: 1933),.
  2. [S88] Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, The Stiles Family in America; Genealogies of the Massachusetts Family, Descendants of Robert Stiles of Towley, Mass. 1659-1891 and the Dover, N.H. Faily, Descendants of William Stiles of Dover, N.H. 1702-1891 (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1892),.
  3. [S89] Henry R. Stiles, Contributions Towards a Genealogy of the (Massachusetts) Family of Stiles, Descended from Robert, of Rowley, Mass. 1659-1860 (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1863),.

John Stiles1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 30 June 1661
FatherRobert Stiles b. 1619, d. 30 Jul 1690
MotherElizabeth Frye b. 1637
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death* 6 
DNA Ancestor DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: THBarela, 7th cousins once removed with common ancestors John Stiles and Deliverance Towne.

Annie also connects to gleupp26 with common ancestors John Stiles and Deliverance Towne. He descends from Eleanor and we descend from Mehitable. 7th cousins 1x removed. 
Biography* The Descendants of Roger Preston of Ipswich and Salem Village by Charles
Henry Preston says:

John Stiles, in his will dated 1732/3, mentions wife Mary, daughter Ruth
Smith, daughter Mercy Blantchet, daughter Mehetible Gould, daughter
Eleanor Presson, and son John Stiles.
 
Birth*30 Jun 1661 Rowley Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts7,8,3,4,9 
Marriage*24 Nov 1684 Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Bride=Deliverance Towne1,2,4,5 
Marriage*c 1727 Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Bride=Mary French 

Family 1

Deliverance Towne b. 5 Aug 1664, d. 16 May 1705
Children

Family 2

Mary French d. 13 May 1753

Citations

  1. [S41] William B. Towne, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1886, p 367-371, 1887, p12-22,.
  2. [S61] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Toppsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959),.
  3. [S87] George Brainard Blodgette, Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts; A Genealogical Record of the Families who Settled in Rowley Before 1700 with Several Generations of their Descendants, ed. Amos Everett Jewett. (Rowley, MA: 1933),.
  4. [S88] Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, The Stiles Family in America; Genealogies of the Massachusetts Family, Descendants of Robert Stiles of Towley, Mass. 1659-1891 and the Dover, N.H. Faily, Descendants of William Stiles of Dover, N.H. 1702-1891 (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1892),.
  5. [S89] Henry R. Stiles, Contributions Towards a Genealogy of the (Massachusetts) Family of Stiles, Descended from Robert, of Rowley, Mass. 1659-1860 (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1863),.
  6. [S52] Charles Henry Preston, Descendants Of Roger Preston of Ipswich & Salem Village, Essex Institute, Hist Coll, Salem, MA, 1926, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 974.45A E1 E2, Vol LXII will dated 15 Jan 1732/33.
  7. [S52] Charles Henry Preston, Descendants Of Roger Preston of Ipswich & Salem Village, Essex Institute, Hist Coll, Salem, MA, 1926, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 974.45A E1 E2, Vol LXII.
  8. [S53] Vital Records Of Rowley, MA To The Year 1849, Salem, MA 1928, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 974.461 R11, Vol 1.
  9. [S89] Henry R. Stiles, Contributions Towards a Genealogy of the (Massachusetts) Family of Stiles, Descended from Robert, of Rowley, Mass. 1659-1860 (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1863),, much contradiction on this date in recod0d0.

Deliverance Towne1,2,3

F, b. 5 August 1664, d. 16 May 1705
FatherJacob Towne b. 1632, d. 27 Nov 1704
MotherCatharine Symonds
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: THBarela, 7th cousins once removed with common ancestors John Stiles and Deliverance Towne.

Annie also connects to gleupp26 with common ancestors John Stiles and Deliverance Towne. He descends from Eleanor and we descend from Mehitable. 7th cousins 1x removed. 
Married Name Stiles 
Birth*5 Aug 1664 Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts4,5 
Marriage*24 Nov 1684 Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts; Groom=John Stiles4,2,6,7 
Death*16 May 1705 8,9 

Family

John Stiles b. 30 Jun 1661
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] William B. Towne, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1886, p 367-371, 1887, p12-22,,.
  2. [S61] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes 1759-1820 of Toppsfield, Massachusetts (Portland, Maine: The Anthoensen Press, 1959),.
  3. [S88] Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, The Stiles Family in America; Genealogies of the Massachusetts Family, Descendants of Robert Stiles of Towley, Mass. 1659-1891 and the Dover, N.H. Faily, Descendants of William Stiles of Dover, N.H. 1702-1891 (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1892),,.
  4. [S41] William B. Towne, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1886, p 367-371, 1887, p12-22,.
  5. [S88] Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, The Stiles Family in America; Genealogies of the Massachusetts Family, Descendants of Robert Stiles of Towley, Mass. 1659-1891 and the Dover, N.H. Faily, Descendants of William Stiles of Dover, N.H. 1702-1891 (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1892), lists date as 1665.
  6. [S88] Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, The Stiles Family in America; Genealogies of the Massachusetts Family, Descendants of Robert Stiles of Towley, Mass. 1659-1891 and the Dover, N.H. Faily, Descendants of William Stiles of Dover, N.H. 1702-1891 (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1892),.
  7. [S89] Henry R. Stiles, Contributions Towards a Genealogy of the (Massachusetts) Family of Stiles, Descended from Robert, of Rowley, Mass. 1659-1860 (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1863),.
  8. [S52] Charles Henry Preston, Descendants Of Roger Preston of Ipswich & Salem Village, Essex Institute, Hist Coll, Salem, MA, 1926, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 974.45A E1 E2, Vol LXII.
  9. [S88] Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, The Stiles Family in America; Genealogies of the Massachusetts Family, Descendants of Robert Stiles of Towley, Mass. 1659-1891 and the Dover, N.H. Faily, Descendants of William Stiles of Dover, N.H. 1702-1891 (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1892), date listed elsewhere as 1700.

Anne ?

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death* Wales, Scotland 
Married Name Davis 
Marriage* Groom=Thomas Davis 

Family

Thomas Davis
Child

Thomas Davis

M
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death*  
Birth* Wales, Scotland 
Marriage* Bride=Anne ? 

Family

Anne ?
Child

Martha Davis1,2,3,4

F, b. 28 January 1743, d. 1830
FatherThomas Davis
MotherAnne ?
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* Match to Aunt Ruth and Anne Hansen on Ancestry DNA - pmaltsbe2. Relationship to Dixie Hansen is 5th Cousin 2 x removed with common ancestors John McNeel and Martha Davis. She descends from Isaac McNeel and we descend from Nancy 
Biography* Martha Davis was a Calvinist Methodist from Wales Scotland and is on record
as having performed the first burial rites at the McNeel Cemetery in Little
Levels (Pocohontas County).. While her husband, John , was in Point
Pleasant (battling Indians in Lord Dunmore's War) Martha bore a child who
died shortly thereafter. In the absence of her husband, she prepared the
coffin and the grave, performed the services, and buried her child in the
graveyard on the summit of the high hill overlooking their home.

Betsy Jordan Edgar's "The McNeel Family Record" includes a photograph of a
Bible, brought from Scotland by Martha Davis, and printed in Welsh. It is
still in the possession of her descendants.

Martha is buried in the McNeel Cemetery in Hillsboro, West Virginia. There
is a picture of the gravesite on page 81 of the "History of Pocohontas
County".

Some sources put her birth in 1742. The marriage date came from a D.A.R.
entry. 
Married Name McNeel 
Birth*28 Jan 1743 Wales, Scotland 
Marriage*1768 Groom=John McNeel 
Death*1830 Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia, USA 
Burial* McNeel Cemetery, Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia; died 1830, aged 88 years5

Family

John McNeel b. 1745, d. 1825
Marriage*1768 Groom=John McNeel 
Children

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S15] Pocahontas County Historical Society, History of Pocahontas Co., WV-1981, 1981,.
  3. [S16] Mary Isetta Wallace, History of Hillsboro Community, The, 1913, Unknown repository, 975.487W192,.
  4. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  5. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Grave Memorial #27528473.

John McNeel1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. 1745, d. 1825
John McNeel
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* Match to Aunt Ruth and Anne Hansen on Ancestry DNA - pmaltsbe2. Relationship to Dixie Hansen is 5th Cousin 2 x removed with common ancestors John McNeel and Martha Davis. She descends from Isaac McNeel and we descend from Nancy. 
Biography* John McNeel was born in Frederick County Virginia and spent much of his
early life in Cumberland, Maryland. It is told that he was an athletic
person and while in a pugilistic contest; injured his opponent so severely
that injuries were regarded as fatal and, to avoid arrest for murder, he
fled from Frederick to the solitude of the Alleghanies.

McNeel came to the Little Levels (Pocahontas County) in 1765 and lived at
first (according to Thomas Condit Millers "West Virginia and Its People")
he lived almost wholly on venison an trout. One day he met two friends
from his old neighborhood, and learned that the person with whom he had
boxed was not even seriously injured. The three then returned on a visit
to the lower valley of Virginia, where McNeel met and married Martha Davis.

The McNeels returned to Little Levels. The mental sufferings which John
had undergone, his penitence, and his gratitude for the outcome seem to
have made a deep religious impression on him; he built a church (the White
Pole Church) and was the pioneer of Methodism in his new home.

Wallace: Rev. Francis Asbury made three evangelist tours of the country
(in 1788, 1790, and 1796). Each time he stopped to preach at the home of
McNeel in the Little Levels... "At the McNeel home lively religious
discussions were indulged by the whole community."

A few years after John and Martha settled in the Levels the Dunmore War
opened up. John McNeel went to Camp at Lewisburg and joined the expedition
to Point Pleasant in 1784. He survived a few battles and came home, but in
a short while went across the eastern mountains and enlisted in a company
which went from Frederick County during the American Revolution. He was a
Private in the Militia. See Volume XIV Hammond, for possible Revolutionary
War Listings.

McNeel died from pneumonia and is buried at the McNeel graveyard on the
summit of the hill overlooking his homesite. There is a photograph of the
gravesite on page 81 of "History of Pocahontas County."
 
Birth*1745 Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia 
Marriage*1768 Bride=Martha Davis 
Death*1825 Pocahontas Co., West Virginia, USA 
Burial* McNeel Cemetery, Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia7 

Family

Martha Davis b. 28 Jan 1743, d. 1830
Children

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S15] Pocahontas County Historical Society, History of Pocahontas Co., WV-1981, 1981,.
  3. [S16] Mary Isetta Wallace, History of Hillsboro Community, The, 1913, Unknown repository, 975.487W192,.
  4. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  5. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913),.
  6. [S108] Ross B., ed Johnston., West Virginians in the American Revolution (Parkersburg, WV: The West Augusta Historical and Genealogical Society),.
  7. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Grave Memorial #27528171.

Nancy McNeel1,2,3,4

F, b. 21 June 1769, d. 10 December 1861
FatherJohn McNeel b. 1745, d. 1825
MotherMartha Davis b. 28 Jan 1743, d. 1830
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA Relation on Ancestry.com to Aunt Ruth but not Dx. Relation to Dixie is 5th cousin 1 x removed with common ancestors Richard Hill and Nancy McNeel. I descend through John A. Hill, he descends through William Hill. 
Married Name Hill 
Birth*21 Jun 1769 Pocahontas Co., West Virginia, USA5 
Marriage* Groom=Richard Hill 
Residence Hill's Creek5 
Residence*1860 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA; Age 91. Born in Virginia. Enumerated in the household of her son, Abraham. Household starts on page labelled "Academy P.O." and ends on page labelled "Mt. Murphy P.O."6 
Death*10 Dec 1861 5 

Family

Richard Hill b. 13 Jul 1763, d. 4 Jun 1849
Marriage* Groom=Richard Hill 
Children

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S15] Pocahontas County Historical Society, History of Pocahontas Co., WV-1981, 1981,.
  3. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  4. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913),.
  5. [S17] Frank Johnson, White Pole Meeting House, Hillsboro,WV, Published in Franklin WV, 1963, State of West Virginia, Department of Archives and History; Charleston, WV, page 73.
  6. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Academy / Mount Murphy PO, Pocohontas Co., p 15-16.

Richard Hill1,2,3,4

M, b. 13 July 1763, d. 4 June 1849
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor DNA Relation on Ancestry.com to Aunt Ruth but not Dx. Relation to Dixie is 5th cousin 1 x removed with common ancestors Richard Hill and Nancy McNeel. I descend through John A. Hill, he descends through William Hill. 
Biography* Thomas Condit Miller's, "West Virginia and Its People":

He is commonly believed to have come from North Carolina soon after
the Revolutionary Armies were disbanded, to the Greenbrier Valley,
Virginia. As a scout and vigilant defender of the forts he was one
of the most distinguished of the Pioneers in what is now Pocahontas
County, West Virginia. From the Indians he had many narrow and
remarkable escapes. He settled on Hill's Creek and entered a large
body of land.

Miller's history gives his year of death as 1842.

P.C.:

He built his house in the neighborhood of Lobelia. His house was
an unusually good one for that age. Simon Girty, the renegade,
told that the Indians were so impressed by the fine display of the
home of Mr. Hill that they called him the white man's King.

The house was built of hewed logs, and the space between was filled
with wood, mortar, or mud, and then white washed. It had three
porches, two tall chimneys, and eight rooms.

There is a photograph of the gravestone of Richard Hill in Hill Cemetery on
page 198 of the Pocahontas History.
Birth*13 Jul 1763 North Carolina, USA 
Marriage* Bride=Nancy McNeel 
Death*4 Jun 1849 Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia 
Burial* Hill Cemetery, Lobelia, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia; A large grave cover stone reads: In Memory of Richard Hill Snr, Who died 1849, Age 85 years

Family

Nancy McNeel b. 21 Jun 1769, d. 10 Dec 1861
Children

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S15] Pocahontas County Historical Society, History of Pocahontas Co., WV-1981, 1981,.
  3. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  4. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913),.

John A. Hill1,2,3

M, b. 29 July 1792, d. 25 December 1869
FatherRichard Hill b. 13 Jul 1763, d. 4 Jun 1849
MotherNancy McNeel b. 21 Jun 1769, d. 10 Dec 1861
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* The town of Hillsboro, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, is said to be
named for Colonel John Hill.

WPT:

Colonel John Hill, when far advanced in years, migrated to
Missouri, and located in Davies County. So many families from this
region have gone to that county that it might be called Missouri
Pocahontas.

It was one of the most mournful episodes that ever occured in the
social history of The Levels when Moses Poage, George Poage, and
Colonel Hill set out for the west with their families in order to
seek new homes in their old age.
 
Birth*29 Jul 1792 Hillsboro, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia4 
Marriage*9 Sep 1811 Bride=Elizabeth Poage 
Residence1850 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA; Age 58, Farmer, Real Estate = $7000

Enumerated with Elizabeth 58, Robert P. 28, Sam'l D. 25, George W. 21, Tho's M. 22, Elizabeth R. 18, Mary W. 16.5 
Note*1860 Slave schedule. The slave schedule for the 1860 census of Grand River Township in Daviess Co., MO shows the following:

Slave Owner: John Hill

38 Years, Female, Mulatto
12 Years, Female, Mulatto
10 Years, Male, Black
6 Years, Male, Mulatto
1 Year, Female, Mulatto

I have not determined whether the Slave Owner John Hill of Grand River Township is the same person as this John A. Hill as he is the only John Hill listed as a head of household and he was relatively prosperous compared to the farmers around him.
6 
Residence*1860 Grand River Township, Daviess Co., Missouri, USA; Farmer, Real Estate = 9200; Personal Estate = 450. Also enumerated in his household in 1860 are his daughter, Mary, age 27 and two young men, Erin Thompson (born VA) and A. Smett (born IN).7 
Death*25 Dec 1869 Daviess Co., Missouri?, USA4 

Family

Elizabeth Poage b. 14 Oct 1792, d. 17 Sep 1854
Marriage*9 Sep 1811 Bride=Elizabeth Poage 
Children

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S15] Pocahontas County Historical Society, History of Pocahontas Co., WV-1981, 1981,.
  3. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  4. [S17] Frank Johnson, White Pole Meeting House, Hillsboro,WV, Published in Franklin WV, 1963, State of West Virginia, Department of Archives and History; Charleston, WV, page 73.
  5. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, District 47, Pocahontas Co., VA., p 261.
  6. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Grand River Township, Daviess Co., P 27.
  7. [S328] 1860 US Federal Census, Grand River Township, Daviess Co., Missouri, P 26.

Elizabeth Poage1,2,3

F, b. 14 October 1792, d. 17 September 1854
FatherWilliam Poage b. 17 Feb 1756, d. 7 Apr 1830
MotherMargaret Davies b. 1745, d. 1843
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Married Name Hill 
Birth*14 Oct 1792 Pocahontas Co., Virginia 
Marriage*9 Sep 1811 Groom=John A. Hill 
Residence*1850 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA; Age 58, born in Virginia4 
Death*17 Sep 1854  

Family

John A. Hill b. 29 Jul 1792, d. 25 Dec 1869
Children

Citations

  1. [S14] Betsy Edgar Jordan, The McNeel Family Record, Parsons, WV, McClain Print Co, 1967, Unknown repository, CS71.M1695 1967, 496p.
  2. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.
  3. [S101] Robert Bell, ed Woodworth., The Descendants of Robert and John Poage (Pioneer Settlers in Augusta Co, VA); A Genealogy Based on the Manuscript Collections of Prof. Andrew Woods Williamson, Henry Martyn Williamson, and John Guy Bishop (multi-volume, Staunton, VA: McClure Printing Co., 1954),.
  4. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, District 47, Pocahontas Co., VA., p 261.

Albert Albertse Terhune1,2

M, d. 1708
FatherAlbert Albertse Terhune b. c 1619, d. 1685
MotherGeertje ? d. 1693
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* 8th cousin once removed with bill2222162 on Ancestry.com. Common ancestor is Albert Albertse Terhune. He descends through his wife Hendrickje Stevense Van Voorhees and their daughter Willemtje. I descend through his wife Martitie DeGraves and their daughter Eva. 
Birth* Flatbush, Long Island, New York 
Biography* Bergen, Teunis G:

Albert Albertse Terhune, Jr. reseided at first in Flatlands,
where he cultivated a farm. From there he went to Hackensack,
NJ. He and his wife, Hendrikje, were members of the Dutch
Reformed Church of Flatlands in 1677. In 1689 he was a member of
the Reformed Church of Hackensack.

In 1696 he was a member of the New Jersey Legislature.

Marriage* Bride=Hendrikje Stevense VanVoorheese1 
Marriage* Bride=Weyntje Brickers 
Christening13 Aug 1651 NA Ref Church, New Utrecht1 
Marriage*8 Sep 1705 Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; Bride=Maritie DeGraves1,2 
Death*1708  
Probate*27 Sep 1709  

Family 1

Maritie DeGraves
Marriage*8 Sep 1705 Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey; Bride=Maritie DeGraves1,2 
Children

Family 2

Hendrikje Stevense VanVoorheese
Marriage* Bride=Hendrikje Stevense VanVoorheese1 
Children

Family 3

Weyntje Brickers d. b 1705
Marriage* Bride=Weyntje Brickers 
Children

Citations

  1. [S35] Henry B.(editor) Hoff, Genealogies of Long Island Families, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Pub, 1987, Unknown repository, 127 L8.645 1987,.
  2. [S131] Holland Society of New York., Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey (Holland Society of New York, Volume I, Part I, 1891),.

John Gray1

M, b. circa 1660, d. after 1733
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* RR Gould is DNA Ancestor on Ancestry DNA with grannydea1. Common ancestors are John Gray and Elizabeth. She descends from Mary and we descend from John. Relation to Dx is 8th cousin. 
Marriage* Ireland; Bride=Elizabeth ?1 
Birth*c 1660 Londonderry, Ireland1 
Immigration*4 Aug 1718 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA1 
Death*a 1733 Worcester, Massachusetts1 

Family

Elizabeth ? d. a 1730
Children

Citations

  1. [S90] Ruth (Thayer) Ravenscroft, John Gray and His Descendants of Worcester and Pelham, Massachusetts (Colorado Springs, CO: unpublished, 1947),.

John Gray1,2

M, b. 1700, d. 17 June 1782
FatherJohn Gray b. c 1660, d. a 1733
MotherElizabeth ? d. a 1730
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor Ruth Garlock is DNA cousin on Ancestry.com with mhlife125. Common ancestors are John Gray and Isabel. He descends from Nancy Agnes and we descend from Ebenezer. Connection to Dx is 7th cousin 1x removed.a 
Birth*1700 Ireland1,2,3 
Immigration*4 Aug 1718 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA2 
Marriage*c 1726 Worcester, Massachusetts; Bride=Isabel (?)2 
Death*17 Jun 1782 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA1,4 

Family

Isabel (?) b. 1707, d. 5 Jan 1799
Children

Citations

  1. [S80]
  2. [S90] Ruth (Thayer) Ravenscroft, John Gray and His Descendants of Worcester and Pelham, Massachusetts (Colorado Springs, CO: unpublished, 1947),.
  3. [S91]
  4. [S91] Lists date as 7 Jun.

Ebenezer Gray1,2,3,4

M, b. 1 July 1743, d. 18 January 1834
FatherJohn Gray b. 1700, d. 17 Jun 1782
MotherIsabel (?) b. 1707, d. 5 Jan 1799
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Ebenezer Gray was married twice. His first wife was Sarah Johnston
(married in 1767) and his second wife was Agness Berry (married in
1776). Ebenezer Jr. was from the second marriage.

Ebenezer is referred to as "Deacon Ebenezer Gray" when he appeared as a
character witness foor Thomas Johnson in reference to Sharp's Rebellion
on 18 April 1787 (see NE Hist & Gen Reg., V 48).

Although his father is sometimes listed as "John Gray" I have not yet
been able to confirm this satisfactorily.

Ebenezer Gray served in the Revolutionary War and was a Sergeant in
Captain David Cowden's Company of Minutemen. He was also with Colonel
Benjamin Ruggles Woodridge Regiment and Lt. James Holbert's and Colonel
Elisha Porter's Regiments.

In 1832, at the age of eighty-nine, Ebenezer attempted to gain the
pension benefits coming to him for his service in the Revolution.
Although the mircofilmed documents were difficult to decipher
completely, a partial transcription follows:


Declaration

in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the
seventh of June 1832.

State of Massachusetts
County of Hampshire

On this sixteenth day of August in the year of our lord one thousand
eight hundred & thirty two, before the Hon Samuel Hinkley Esquire, Judge
of the County of Probate in afor said County, the same being a Court of
__, Ebenezer Gray of Pelham in the same County, at the dwelling house of
the said Ebenezer, in said Pelham, he being so aged and infirm that he
is unable to go out of his said dwelling house, he being eighty nine
years of age, who being first duly sworn according to __, & doth on his
oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of
the provision made by the act of Congress of this January 1832. That he
entered the service of the United States and of the following named
officers and served as herein stated: that in __ __ __ about the first
of May 1775, I the said Ebenezer Gray enlisted into the __ of the United
States, into the Company under the command of Capt. David Gordan of said
Pelham, Lt. Robert Hamilton, & Lt. Hopkins, in Col Ruggles Woodbridge's
Regiment, went immediately to Cambridge near Boston, & remained in that
vicinity with said Gordan & Regiment until the first of January
following, when I was discharged, but not in writing, being then eight
months, the term for __ __. I further say that I was orderly Sergeant
in said Company during all said term & kept all the __, orders, details
& of the same: that I now have in my possession weekly __ t__ of said
company between the extreme dates of July 1 1775 & Dec 29 1775, one of
each of those dates being hereto annexed in my handwriting, No: 1 & 2.
I also say that the paper No. 3 hereto annexed, __ Rich Master Sgt.. is
an original signed & delivered me at the time of the date thereupon.
Also the paper No. 4 signed R. Woodbridge Col. Also the paper No. 5 also
hereto annexed is in my hand writing & was made, at the time of the __
therein mentioned, or immediately after, that it has been p__
accidentally among the other papers mentioned above. The paper No. 6
hereto annexed XX an original paper &

I further testify, that in June 1777. the day I cannot remember I
enlisted again into the Company of the said Capt. Gordan & Lt Hamilton &
marched to Tyconderoga. was then __ that __ __ given up & dismissed _o
days before - R_ Battle being out six weeks, as written on paper No. 5
hereto annexed, making in all nine months & an half. I further say that
I was also orderly sergeant during this term, as before. In this Capt
__ __ was ordered to go to Albany & then up the __ which we did & when
dismissed was at Still__ no written discharge. I am so infirm that I
can not go from my dwelling house to make this declaration.

I was born in said Pelham July 2 of 1743 & have always lived there.

The party relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity, except the
present, & he declares that his name is not on the Pension roll of any
agency in any State.

Sworn to, & __, the day & year aforesaid.

his
Ebenezer X Gray
mark

Before Mr. Samuel Hinckley Judge of Probate for the County.

We John Gray and Francis Adams residing in the town of Pelham aforesaid,
do hereby certify, that we are well acquainted with Ebenezer Gray, who
has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration: that we believe him to
be eighty nine years of age: that he is __ & believed in the
neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier of the Revolution
& that we concur in that opinion. John Gray Francis Adams

sworn to & prescribed by said Gray & Adams the day & year aforesaid
before me Samuel Hinckley, Judge of Probate.
Birth*1 Jul 1743 Worcester, Massachusetts1,3,4 
Engagement12 Feb 1767 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; fiancee=Sarah Johnston 
Marriage*b 1768 Bride=Sarah Johnston1,4 
Marriage*3 May 1776 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Agnes Berry3 
Death*18 Jan 1834 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA1,3,4 
Probate*9 Feb 1834  

Family 1

Sarah Johnston b. 3 Sep 1749, d. Feb 1776
Engagement12 Feb 1767 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; fiancee=Sarah Johnston 
Marriage*b 1768 Bride=Sarah Johnston1,4 
Children

Family 2

Agnes Berry b. 16 Jun 1753, d. 10 Aug 1831
Marriage*3 May 1776 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Agnes Berry3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S80]
  2. [S89] Henry R. Stiles, Contributions Towards a Genealogy of the (Massachusetts) Family of Stiles, Descended from Robert, of Rowley, Mass. 1659-1860 (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1863),.
  3. [S90] Ruth (Thayer) Ravenscroft, John Gray and His Descendants of Worcester and Pelham, Massachusetts (Colorado Springs, CO: unpublished, 1947),.
  4. [S91]

Agnes Berry1

F, b. 16 June 1753, d. 10 August 1831
FatherJames Berry
MotherJean ? Berry
Burial* West Pelham Cemetery, Pelham, Massachusetts, USA1 
Married Name Gray 
Birth*16 Jun 1753 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA1 
Marriage*3 May 1776 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; Groom=Ebenezer Gray1 
Death*10 Aug 1831 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA1 

Family

Ebenezer Gray b. 1 Jul 1743, d. 18 Jan 1834
Children

Citations

  1. [S90] Ruth (Thayer) Ravenscroft, John Gray and His Descendants of Worcester and Pelham, Massachusetts (Colorado Springs, CO: unpublished, 1947),.

Jenny Gray1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. 19 June 1771, d. 1 April 1839
FatherEbenezer Gray b. 1 Jul 1743, d. 18 Jan 1834
MotherSarah Johnston b. 3 Sep 1749, d. Feb 1776
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Jenny Gray's first name is alternately listed as "Jean" or "Gennet."

There are some conflicts from various sources in the dates of her birth,
marriage, and death... most significantly in the date of her death. I
have seen the date of death listed as April 1839, and alternately as 8
March 1852. Place of death for the earlier listing is "Lewis Co., VA.
Place of death for the latter is "French Creek, WV." 
Name Variation Jane 
Married Name Peebles 
Birth*19 Jun 1771 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA2,3,6 
Engagement19 Jul 1801 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; fiance=Patrick Peebles3,5 
Marriage*6 Aug 1801 Groom=Patrick Peebles1,2,3,4,6 
Death*1 Apr 1839 of Lewis, Virginia, USA2,3,8,9 
Burial* French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Gravestone reads:
Jane
Relict of
Patrick Peebles
Died
April 1, 1839
Aged
67 years, 9 mos
& 18 days1

Family

Patrick Peebles b. 20 Apr 1760, d. c 1826
Engagement19 Jul 1801 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; fiance=Patrick Peebles3,5 
Marriage*6 Aug 1801 Groom=Patrick Peebles1,2,3,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen.
  2. [S23] Virginia Bly Hoover, The Pioneer - 1984, French Creek, Upshur Co, WV, 1984.
  3. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964),.
  4. [S80]
  5. [S90] Ruth (Thayer) Ravenscroft, John Gray and His Descendants of Worcester and Pelham, Massachusetts (Colorado Springs, CO: unpublished, 1947),.
  6. [S91]
  7. [S119] Raymond Jr. Wolfe., Meade District Cemeteries, compiled for Upshur County Genealogical Society (1987),.
  8. [S80] Lists death as 8 Mar 1852, French Creek, WV.
  9. [S961] Lois M. Pinnell, French Creek Presbyterian Church (McClain Printing Co., Parsons, WV, 1971), Page 92.

Patrick Peebles1,2,3

M, b. 20 April 1760, d. circa 1826
FatherPatrick Peebles b. 1703, d. 10 Jun 1777
MotherMargaret Coats b. c 1720, d. 12 Feb 1794
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Burial* French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia4 
Biography* Josiah Hughes in "Pioneers of West Virginia" says that the Peebles came
originally from Scotland and from there went to Pennsylvania to Virginia
and then to West Virginia.

Patrick Peebles bought large tracts of land in western Virginia and sent
land agents back to England to sell it in the early 1800s. (That action,
and the action of others who did the same, had considerable influence in
the settlement of the French Creek area of western Virginia.)

Peebles built the first grist mill in the Meade District in 1801.

Cutright:

Mr. Patrick Peebles, of Pellham Massachusetts acquired some interest
in land here and made the first visit to this country. He went
back, made a report to his neighbor, Zedekiah Morgan whose family
returned with him and made settlement in 1801.

Patrick Peebles built the first saw-mill on Saw Mill run near its
mouth, which was swept away by high waters. This misfortune
discouraged him so much that he returned to Massachusetts and did
not return to his Virginia lands until 1819, when he came back
bringing his entrie family.

Patrick's bequest in his father's will (Registry of Probate for
Hampshire County at Northampton, Mass, 1777) consists of 2/3 rights (the
other 3rd going to his mother) in the family farm, stock, and laboring
tools. Patrick is also granted 50% use (as is his brother, John) of his
father's "smith's tools" - and, when he is "of age", full ownership. The
other sons are stated to have received their portions before the death
of their father and are not further provided for in the will.

Leslie Peebles:

First, we know that he (Patrick Peebles) went from Pelham to
Buckland, Mass., where his first child died in 1802. The next 3
children are on record as being born in Pelham, and yet he is listed
as a voter in 1806 in Buckland, Mass. He was apparently living in
Charlemont, Mass. in 1809 and 1811, where his last 2 children were
born. In fact, we know he was still in the Charlemont, Mass. area
for some years after 1811, but for severaly years had been interested
in a tract of land in W.Va., as will be seen from the following.
Patrick eventually moved to Lewis County, W.Va., but we do not have
the exact date of his removal. It was probably shortly before 1820.

We know that in 1796 Patrick made a journey on horseback from Hadley,
Mass. to W.Va. to survey this large tract of land of over 100,000
acres, in what is today Lewis and Upshur Counties, W.Va. We believe
he was accompanied by Iassc Abercrombie on this journey, undertaken
at the direction of Dr. Stebbins, a graduate of Yale and a resident
of Northampton, Mass. Dr. Stebbins was one of several residents of
Mass. who had banded together to purchase these lands opened to
purchase by the State of Virginia, and we believe the Doctor acted as
the head of this land purchasing group.

From the Last Will of Patrick Peebles, Jr., drawn 9th August 1826 in
Lewis Co., West Va.:

Know all men by these presents that I, Patrick Peebles of Lewis
County and Commonwealth of Virgiia, do make and order this my last
Will and Testament in the manner and form following, that is I give
and bequeath unto my son, James Peebles, all my land, goods and
chattel with this injunction that he the s'd James is to pay to his
sisters (4) in no that is Sarah, Marriah, Nancy and Jane three
hundred dollars provided that the title to the s'd land proves good
and said James is to pay to his sisters one third of all the property
which he shall get from th sale of the said Lands as fast as he the
s'd James shall sell Land till he shall pay each the above mentioned
sum of three hundred and fifty dollars the s'd James is to provide
for and maintain his mother during her natural life the s'd sisters
of James are to have a home with him while they remain single and
unmarried.

I nominate Constitute and appoint James G. Peebles sole Executor of
this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other and former
Wills by me at any time hertofore made in witness to herof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of August in the year of
our Lord 1826.
Patrick Peelbes (Seal)

Alpheus Ren )
Gilbert Gould )
Sallie Peck )

Lewis Co. Court - November Term 1826

The last will and testament of Patrick Peebles deceased was presented
in open Court proved by the oath of Alpheus Ren and Gilbert Gould and
is order to be recorded. Teste D. Stringer C.L.C.

Will Book I, page 197 
Birth*20 Apr 1760 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA1,2,5 
Engagement19 Jul 1801 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; fiancee=Jenny Gray2,6 
Marriage*6 Aug 1801 Bride=Jenny Gray4,1,2,7,3 
Death*c 1826 Lewis Co., West Virginia1,2,8 
ProbateNov 1826 Lewis Co., West Virginia 

Family

Jenny Gray b. 19 Jun 1771, d. 1 Apr 1839
Engagement19 Jul 1801 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; fiancee=Jenny Gray2,6 
Marriage*6 Aug 1801 Bride=Jenny Gray4,1,2,7,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Virginia Bly Hoover, The Pioneer - 1984, French Creek, Upshur Co, WV, 1984.
  2. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964),.
  3. [S91]
  4. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen.
  5. [S91] Lists year as 1769.
  6. [S90] Ruth (Thayer) Ravenscroft, John Gray and His Descendants of Worcester and Pelham, Massachusetts (Colorado Springs, CO: unpublished, 1947),.
  7. [S80]
  8. [S91] Lists date as 1828-29, The Loup, PA.

Robert Piebols1

M, b. 1675, d. 3 September 1772
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* From: "Robert Peebles from Ulster, 1718; Patrick Peebles of
Pelham, Mass., 1738" by Leslie A. Peebles:

On August 4th, 1718 the "Five Ships from Ulster" landed at Boston
carrying many of the Ulster-Scots who had earlier signed the
petition to Governor Shute of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

One of the ships was the "William" under command of Capt. Robert
Montgomery and on this ship were Robert and Sarah Peebles and two
sons.

Upon their arrival in America these immigrants began to disperse
to different localities in groups. Some remained in Boston,
while others went to Stowe, Hopkinton, Coleraine and other
places.

One group of sixteen families went to Nutfield (now Londonderry,
NH). One of the largest groups, which included the family of
Robert Peebles, went to Worcester, MA. It is with these
Worcester families and those of Londonderry and Colerain with
whom our story is most closely connected. We have found in our
search that close bonds existed between these families of the
"Five Ships" for many years after their arrival in the new land. 
Marriage* Bride=Sarah ? 
Birth*1675 Antrim?, Ulster, Ireland 
Immigration*4 Aug 1718 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; Ship: William1 
Death*3 Sep 1772 Bedford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA 
Burial* Bedford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire; Cemetery is located on the West side of the river about one and one half miles South of the Manchester Country Club in the Town of Bedford, New Hampshire

Inscription: Death like an overflowing flood, Doth sweep us away. The Old, the young and the middle aged, To death becomes a pray."2 

Family

Sarah ? b. 1678, d. 15 Nov 1760
Children

Citations

  1. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964),.
  2. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964), p. 32 (with photographs).

Sarah ?1

F, b. 1678, d. 15 November 1760
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Marriage* Groom=Robert Piebols 
Burial* Bedford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire; Cemetery is located on the West side of the river about one and one half miles South of the Manchester Country Club in the Town of Bedford, New Hampshire

Inscription: Death like an overflowing flood, Doth sweep us away. The Old, the young and the middle aged, To death becomes a pray."2 
Married Name Piebols 
Birth*1678 Ulster, Ireland 
Immigration*4 Aug 1718 S: William, Boston, Massachusetts1 
Death*15 Nov 1760 Bedford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA 

Family

Robert Piebols b. 1675, d. 3 Sep 1772
Children

Citations

  1. [S223] Robert /Piebols/.
  2. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964), p. 32 (with photographs).

Patrick Peebles1,2

M, b. 1703, d. 10 June 1777
FatherRobert Piebols b. 1675, d. 3 Sep 1772
MotherSarah ? b. 1678, d. 15 Nov 1760
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* Ancestry DNA relation to Aunt Ruth with arlHues14. Relationship to Dixie Hansen is 6th cousin 2x removed with common ancestor Patrick Peebles. I descend through Patrick Jr (mother Margaret Coats), she descends through Robert (mother Frances Hamilton).

Also to Aunt Ruth with lcassmannrandal on Ancestry.com. Common Ancestor is Patrick Peebles. I descend through Patrick Peebles (mother Margaret Coats) and she descends through Robert (mother Frances Hamilton). 6th cousin 2x removed to Dx. 
Birth*1703 Ulster, Ireland 
Immigration*4 Aug 1718 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; Ship: William2 
Marriage*b 1737 Bride=Francis Hamilton 
Marriage*8 Mar 1757 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Margaret Coats1 
Will*7 Feb 1777 Pelham, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts; Will of Patrick Peebles:

In the Name of God, Amen. Know all Men by these Presents that I Patrick Peebles of the County of Hamshire and State of Massachusetts Bay senior and Blacksmith being weak in Body but of sound Mind and Memory and knowing the Mortality of all Mankind have upon mature Consideration thought fit to dispose of my Worldly affairs in the following manner that is to say I give unto my beloved Wife Margaret Pebbles and Son Patrick Pebbles the Farm or Lott I know live upon with all the Buildings Improvements and Privilidges thereunto belonging with all my Stock labouring Tools and Household furniture in the following Manner she to enjoy the third Part of the Profits of said Farm during her Life bearing one Third Part of the Charge of the Labour and He out of my Personal Estate to pay any Debts and out of the Farm if that not sufficient and also six pounds Lawful Money to my kind Step Daughter Elizabeth Taylor my sons John and Patrick are mutually to use my Smiths Tools until Patrick is of age: when they are to be entirely his: 2ndly I give to my daughters Mary Conkey Margaret and Sarah Peebles the remaining part of the Lot I had of Mr. Dickinson esteemed to be about Sixty Acres besides what I formerly gave to my Son John to be equally divided amongst them and I appoint them to pay to my Daughter Elizabeth the Sum of Six pounds more besides what is mentioned in the former Gift. My sons Robert James and John having received their Portions formerly I find myself unable to give them more in this my last Will. 3rdly I appoint my beloved wife Margaret Peebles and son John Peebles Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Guardians unto Margaret Sarah and Patrick until they are of age. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal at Pelham Feb. 7th in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Seven and beging the first year of the declared Independency of the United States of North America.

Read, Published, Signed, Sealed and Declared to be his Last Willl and Testament before us Subscribing as Witnesses hereto in his Presence and the Presence of one another.
R. Abercrombie
Mathew Clark
James Clark

Patrick Peebles

A true copy, so far as legible, of the Will of Patrick Peebles, late of Pelham, recorded in the second part of Vol. 4, Page 10. Attest: 1954 Register Frank Tuit3 
Death*10 Jun 1777 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA 
Probate*2 Feb 1779 Northhampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts 

Family 1

Francis Hamilton b. 1714, d. 7 Sep 1752
Marriage*b 1737 Bride=Francis Hamilton 
Children

Family 2

Margaret Coats b. c 1720, d. 12 Feb 1794
Marriage*8 Mar 1757 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Margaret Coats1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Virginia Bly Hoover, The Pioneer - 1984, French Creek, Upshur Co, WV, 1984.
  2. [S223] Robert /Piebols/.
  3. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964), p. 35.

Margaret Coats1,2

F, b. circa 1720, d. 12 February 1794
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* Margaret Coat's first marriage was to James Taylor of Pelham. They had
four children.

Margaret married Patrick Peebles second. He was a widower.

IGI indicates that a Margaret Coats was born 23 December 1719 in Hampden,
Westfield Massachusetts to Charles Coats and his wife Esther. I have not
yet confirmed that this is the same Margaret Coats. C50261 0736
Married Name Peebles 
Married Name Taylor 
Birth*c 1720 2 
Marriage*b 1756 Groom=James Taylor1,2 
Marriage*8 Mar 1757 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; Groom=Patrick Peebles1 
Death*12 Feb 1794 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA2 

Family 1

James Taylor
Marriage*b 1756 Groom=James Taylor1,2 
Child

Family 2

Patrick Peebles b. 1703, d. 10 Jun 1777
Marriage*8 Mar 1757 Pelham, Massachusetts, USA; Groom=Patrick Peebles1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Virginia Bly Hoover, The Pioneer - 1984, French Creek, Upshur Co, WV, 1984.
  2. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964),.

Janet Hamilton?1,2

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death*  
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: colburk1, 6th cousins 1 x removed with common ancestors Robert Cree and Janet ?.

Also on Ancestry 6th cousins 1x removed with donnaw1. Common ancestors Robert Cree and Janet ?

Also on FamilyTreeDNA with Thomas Delano Worth. Common ancestors Robert Cree and Janet Hamilton. He descends through daughter Jane and I descend through daughter Florence. However he has got Jane listed as a male... so something is wrong!! 
Married Name Cree 
Birth* County Down, Northern Ireland3 
Marriage* County Down, Northern Ireland; Groom=Robert Cree4,3 
Burial* probably Shepherd Church, Greene Co., Pennsylvania3 

Family

Robert Cree b. c 1732, d. c 1813
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] W.F. Horn, The Horn Papers - Early Westward Movement, Greene Co, Historical Soc, Waynesburg, PA, 1945,.
  2. [S66] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, 8 volumes (only 1st 7 published). (volume 8: 1953),.
  3. [S205] Notes about the Cree family of PA authored by Robert H. Cree of Huntington, PA in June 1999., in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  4. [S65] Mrs. Gerald Inman., The Cree Family of Pennyslvania and Iowa and Related Lines (unpublished, 1975),.

Robert Cree1,2

M, b. circa 1732, d. circa 1813
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Burial* probably Shepherds Church, Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA3 
DNA Ancestor DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: colburk1, 6th cousins 1 x removed with common ancestors Robert Cree and Janet ?. She descends through their son James, I descend through their daughter Florence.

Also on Ancestry 6th cousins 1x removed with donnaw1. Common ancestors Robert Cree and Janet ?

Also on FamilyTreeDNA with Thomas Delano Worth. Common ancestors Robert Cree and Janet Hamilton. He descends through daughter Jane and I descend through daughter Florence. However he has got Jane listed as a male... so something is wrong!! 
Biography* Cree was an elderly man when he came from the eastern part of
Cumberland County Pennsylvania and went (after 1781) to Tenmile County.
He served in Crawford's militia in the arraignment for 1781.

It is probable that he is buried in Shepherd's Church Cemetery.

No. 176 Will of Robert Cree deceased

The last Will and Testament of Robert Cree of Cumberland township in the
county of Greene and State of Pennsylvania yeoman being in health of
body and of sound and disposing mind and memory blessed to God and
calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is
apointed for all men once to die, do make this, and ordain my last Will
and Teasteament, Imprimis I comit my Soul into the hands of the Almighty
God who give it, and my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be
buried in a decint and Christian like manner at the discreation of my
Executors nothing doubting but at the general resuraction I shall
receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such
wordly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of it as
follows, to wit, I order that all my just debts and funeral expences by
paid by my Executors in a reasonable time after my decease. Secondly, I
give and bequeath unto my wife Jennet Cree the use of the plantation as
it now stands togather with two Cows and one Horse and what part of the
Household furniture she chooses to keep for her own use provided that it
should please God to call me first if not the above writen articals to
rmain in my hands and to be at my disposal as I see fit at or before my
decease exclusive of this Will. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my
wife Jennet Cree as above writen Sixteen pounds two shilling and six
pence to be aded to the above mentioned and to be fixed in the same way
of the above. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my Son Hambleton Cree
Sixty six pound two shillings & six pence and furth- er I do alow him to
keep and to hold the plantation that he now lives on after my decease
and further it is my desire that he shall pay unto the other heirs one
hundred and fifty pounds to be taken out of the place or the price of it
fifty pounds to be paid unto my Daughter Margret Jackson wife to Samuel
Jackson one year and six months after our deceases. Fourthly, I give
and bequeath unto my Son James Cree twenty pounds the one half in Cash
and the othar half Country produce at market price two years and six
months after our deceases. . Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my Son
Robert Crees heirs fifteen pound the one half to be paid in Cash and
the othar half in Country produce at market price three years and six
months after our deceases. Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto Ann Mundle
wife to Eli Mundle twenty five pounds the one half in Cash and the othar
half in Country produce to be paid four years and six months after our
deceases. Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto Florence Roseberry wife
to John Rosebery twenty five pounds the one half in Cash and the othar
half in Country produce at market price five years and six months
after our deceases. Eightly, I give and bequeath unto Jane Rose wife to
Robert Rose twenty pounds the one half in Cash and the othar half in
County produce six years and six months after our deceases. Ninthly, I
give and bequeath unto my son William Cree twenty five pounds the one
half in Cash and the othar in Country produce at market price seven
years and six months after our deceases. And further I do impower my
wife Gennet Cree and my Son Hambleton Cree Executors of my last Will and
Teastement hereby revoking all former Wills and Teaste- ments made by me
ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Teastement written.
Signed Sealed published and delivered by the said Robert Cree as and
for his last Will and Testement in the presence of us.

Robert Cree mark ? Seal

William Cree
Richard Swan
Robert Ferguson


Greene County

On the sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and thirteen, before me John Boreman Register for the
probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the
said County, personally came William Cree and Richard Swan two of the
Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing and annexed Instrument of
writing, and on their solemn Oaths did depose and say, that they were
present, and saw and heard Robert Cree the Testator within named, sign,
seal, publish, pronounce and de- clare the same as and for his last Will
and Testament, and that at the time of doing thereof, he was of sound
and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their
knowledge, observation and belief, and that they also saw Robert
Ferguson the other Witness subscribe his name thereto. Sworn and
Subscribed the day above written before me,

John Boreman-Register

William Cree
Richard Swan

Registered the 6th April 1813, and Letter Testamentary granted to Jennet
Cree Executrix and Hamilton Cree Executor the same day.


Cree Family Notes (Robert H. Cree - 1999):

Robert cree, Sr. and his wife, Janet hamiton Cree, along with a number of their children, came from County Down in Northern Ireland, sometime prior to 1770 and first settled in what is now Bart Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Extensive research in County Down by members of the Cree Family History Society of England has not at this time (1998) established the parents of Robert Cree or of his wife Janet Hamilton.

The first recorded evidence of Robert Cree's residence in Pennsylvania is taken from the tax records int the Pennsylvania Archives where he is listed as paying taxes in Bart Township, Lancaster County for the years of 1771 and 1772. In these lists he is taxed for owning livestock but not for owning real estate property. Robert Cre and his family moved from Lancaster County westward to Cumberland (now Perry) county about 1773 as he is shown in the Land Grant section of the Penna. Archives as having warranted 50 acres of land in Rye Township, Cumberland County on 23 November 1773.

He evidently acquired additional land during the next few years as he was taxed for 150 acres in Rye Township for the years 1779, 1780 and 1781. Robert Cree and his family lived on this Rye township homestead farm on the Big Buffalo Creek during the years of the American Revolution. At least three and possibly four of his sons served during this time in the Cumberland County Militia.

Sometime between 1781 and 1784, Robert Cree and some of his family left Cumberland County and moved westward more than 200 miles to Cumberland township, Washington (now Greene) County, Pennsylvania. For some reason, he is not shown on the first assessment rolls for Cumberland Township, which were published in 1784, although his sons, Robert, Jr., Patrick and William are listed on these rolls. However, in the Cumberland County Courthouse at Carlisle, Pa. is the record of a transaction whereby Robert Cree of Washington County, Pa. sold his farm of 182 acres in Rye Township, Cumberland County, to Benjamin Bonsall on 1 November 1785. It is most likely that some of his children first moved to Washington County and that Robert, Sr. followed them there in late 1784 or early 1785. He did keep some land in Cumberland County as he sold a property on Big Buffalo Creek to John Kane on 24 November 1802.

The next record that we have of Robert Cree, Sr. is in the assessment rolls for Cumberland Township, Washington County for the year 1788 where he is listed along with his sons Robert, Jr., James, William and Patrick. Robert Cree is next shown as the head of a family in the 1790 federal census for Cumberland Township, Washington County. In the census listing under his name ish shown one male under 16 years of age and three females.

On 31 March 1795, Robert Cree, Sr. purchased 300 acres of land in the northwestern part of Cumberland Township, Greene County from John Carmichael for the sum of 320 pounds. The deed for this land was recorded in the Green County courthouse on 28 September 1795. Robert Cree lived on this land until his death in 1813 when in accordance with the provisions of his will, it was bequeathed to his youngest son, Hamilton Cree.

Robert Cree and his wife Janet are most likely buried in the old abandoned Sherherd's Methodist Church Cemetery, located in Cumberland Township, Greene County, approimately one mile from their homestead farm. Although there are no tombstones marking the location of their graves, it is a known fact that they were early members of this church congregation and that at least two of their children and a number of their grandchildren are buried in this cemetery. Also, as a matter of convenience, this was the nearest public burial ground to their place of residence. Robert Cree and his wife were the parents of at least six known sons and four known daughters. Their son John possibly died at an early age while still living in Cumberland County. He is listed in the 1778 tax assessment lists for Rye Twp., Cumberland County, as a single freeman (over age 21 and unmarried), but he does not appear in any of the Washington county assessment lists or in Washington or Greene County census records. there is also a remote and as yet unproven possibility that he could have been the John Cree who settled in Huntingdon County, PA. and who died in Clearfield County, Pa. in 1824. 
Marriage* County Down, Northern Ireland; Bride=Janet Hamilton?1,3 
Birth*c 1732 County Down, Northern Ireland3 
Probate6 Apr 1813 Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Will of Robert Cree, presented for probate on 6 April 1813, Greene Co., Pennsylvania:

Will of Robert Cree deceased The last Will and Testament of Robert Cree of Cumberland township in thecounty of Greene and State of Pennsylvania yeoman being in health of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory blessed to God and calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is apointed for all men once to die, do make this, and ordain my last Will and Teasteament, Imprimis I comit my Soul into the hands of the Almighty God who give it, and my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in a decint and Christian like manner at the discreation of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resuraction I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such wordly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of it as follows, to wit, I order that all my just debts and funeral expences by paid by my Executors in a reasonable time after my decease. Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my wife Jennet Cree the use of the plantation as it now stands togather with two Cows and one Horse and what part of theHousehold furniture she chooses to keep for her own use provided that it should please God to call me first if not the above writen articals to rmain in my hands and to be at my disposal as I see fit at or before my decease exclusive of this Will. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my wife Jennet Cree as above writen Sixteen pounds two shilling and sixpence to be aded to the above mentioned and to be fixed in the same way of the above. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my Son Hambleton Cree Sixty six pound two shillings & six pence and further I do alow him to keep and to hold the plantation that he now lives on after my decease and further it is my desire that he shall pay unto the other heirs one hundred and fifty pounds to be taken out of the place or the price of it fifty pounds to be paid unto my Daughter Margret Jackson wife to SamuelJackson one year and six months after our deceases. Fourthly, I giveand bequeath unto my Son James Cree twenty pounds the one half in Cash and the othar half Country produce at market price two years and six months after our deceases. . Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my Son Robert Crees heirs fifteen pound the one half to be paid in Cash and the othar half in Country produce at market price three years and six months after our deceases. Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto Ann Mundle wife to Eli Mundle twenty five pounds the one half in Cash and the othar half in Country produce to be paid four years and six months after our deceases. Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto Florence Roseberry wifeto John Rosebery twenty five pounds the one half in Cash and the otharhalf in Country produce at market price five years and six months after our deceases. Eightly, I give and bequeath unto Jane Rose wife to Robert Rose twenty pounds the one half in Cash and the othar half in County produce six years and six months after our deceases. Ninthly, I give and bequeath unto my son William Cree twenty five pounds the one half in Cash and the othar in Country produce at market price seven years and six months after our deceases. And further I do impower my wife Gennet Cree and my Son Hambleton Cree Executors of my last Will and Teastement hereby revoking all former Wills and Teastements made by me ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Teastement written.Signed Sealed published and delivered by the said Robert Cree as and for his last Will and Testement in the presence of us. Robert Cree mark ? SealWilliam CreeRichard SwanRobert Ferguson Greene County On the sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, before me John Boreman Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for thesaid County, personally came William Cree and Richard Swan two of the Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing and annexed Instrument of writing, and on their solemn Oaths did depose and say, that they were present, and saw and heard Robert Cree the Testator within named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of doing thereof, he was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief, and that they also saw Robert Ferguson the other Witness subscribe his name thereto. Sworn and Subscribed the day above written before me, John Boreman-Register William Cree Richard Swan Registered the 6th April 1813, and Letter Testamentary granted to Jennet Cree Executrix and Hamilton Cree Executor the same day. 
Death*c 1813 Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA 

Family

Janet Hamilton?
Marriage* County Down, Northern Ireland; Bride=Janet Hamilton?1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Mrs. Gerald Inman., The Cree Family of Pennyslvania and Iowa and Related Lines (unpublished, 1975),.
  2. [S66] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, 8 volumes (only 1st 7 published). (volume 8: 1953),.
  3. [S205] Notes about the Cree family of PA authored by Robert H. Cree of Huntington, PA in June 1999., in possession of Dixie Hansen,.

John Michael Roseberry1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. 29 April 1761, d. 20 August 1855
FatherMichael Roseberry
MotherMary Mapel
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Note* Bible records furnished by Mrs. Tola Robbins of Winters Road, Huntington, W.Va. 1959, with additions made by the publishers of "Mason Co. ,WV Cemetery Inscriptions. Additions indicated by ().

John M. (Michael) Roseberry b. Apr. 29, 1760 New Jersey d. Pt. Pleasant Aug. 20, 1855 age 94-3-20, m. Flora Cree of Fayette Co., Penn., in Green Co., Penn. b. 1769 d. June 1, 1826 age 57 yrs. (Pioneer Cemetery)

1. Robert 1794 Green Co. Aug. 10, 1856
2. James b. & d. unk. dates
3. Margaret (d. rec. Marc 20, 1871 age 70-10-5)
4. Eliza Jane 1798 - Green Co., D. April 7, 1868
5. Michael July 31, 1800 Fayette Co., Penn. d. Juen 10, 1871 (m. Lucinda Knopp b. Montgomery Co. Va. Mar. 22, 1810 d. Mason Co. 1875)
6. Ann b. Penn. 1803 d. 1863 Pt. Pleasant
7. Mary M. b. 1827 d. 1911 Pt. Pleasant
8. Elijah

Micheael and Lucinda Knopp Roseberry
1. Sarah Ann Mar. 29, 1828 d. 1914
2. Elijah Marion b. 1830
3. Edmund Franklin (Bible shows E.T.) April 2, 1832- July 8, 1909
4. Robert Cree b. Feb. 23, 1835 - July 18, 1862 (Sergt. Maj. 9th Va. Vol. Civil War)
5. Margaret Jane March 6, 1837 - Dec. 27, 1912
6. Emma Catherine March 20, 1839 d. 1917
7. Jacob Lorren b. Dec. 11, 1841
8. Flora M. b. Aug. 7, 1844 d. Feb. 20, 1913
9. John Peter b. May 24, 1847 d. June 15, 1914 at West Columbia
10. Hannah Adelia Oct. 22, 1850 d. Feb 22, 19227 
Employment* Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia; Farmer and mill operator6 
Milit-Beg* American Revolutionary War 
Biography* State of Virginia
County of Mason On this third day of March
1844 personally appeared in open court
before the court of Mason county now sitting John M.
Roseberry a resident of the vicinity of Point Pleasant in the
county of Mason and Male of Virginia aged seventy nine
years the 28th day of April 1840 who being first duly
sworn according to the law doth on his oath make the fol-
lowing declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the
Act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832.
That in the
month of September 1776 at Pittstown in Hunterton
county (__ being the seat of Justice for said county) in the
State of New Jersey he entered the public service as a vo-
lunteer for nine months under a Captain whose surname
was Everett (Christian name now forgotten) and rendezvoused
the aforesaid village of Pittstown and at the aforesaid place
of rendezvoused the aforesaid Volunteer company was Marched
to a drafted militia company who rendezvoused at the same
place and the whole was commanded by an officer whose
name was Pratt (the christian name not remembered) whose
rank it is believed was that of a Major. Shortly after the
junction aforesaid both companies marched to headquar
ters under Major Pratt and joined Genl. Washingtons
army between the North __ and Newark about one
days march from the last named place - the british
then being in __ of the american army at the
time depossed in common with his company __ it.

The many __ __ the american army it contin-
ued its retreat to Newark and in a day or two moved
to Brunswick the british it is believed entered Newark
the day after the american left it. From Brunswick
the american army retreated to Princeton and from
here to Trenton and retreated from there across the
Delaware river and took post along the river in the state
of Pennsylvania the british entering Trenton the day
after the american army left and were in close and hot pur-
suit of them. To advance the retreat of the american army
as well as to retard the advance of the british at that period the De-
ponent_ recollects the collection of the boats and all kind
of river crafts by the american army and the ease with which
they were watched. Deponent does not __ remembers
precisely when he crossed the Delaware river but believes that
he crossed at or near Cornyles ferry above the falls and came
quickly above the head of her water. The weather at that
time was quite cold. After laying on the south side of the
Delaware river between two and three weeks and in the
interval having received a considerable accession of numbers
by the influx of some Pennsylvania militia and it is
also believe Genl. Sullivan's army or a r__ __
Toward the latter end of the month of December Depon-
ent as one of and with the american army re-crossed
the Delaware river on a violent snow storm on a very cold
night and after crossing the river the army was ordered
into two parts one of which marched down the river
road to Trenton and into this division (which is believed
was commanded by Genl. Sullivan) Deponent __.

Deponent was in the battle of Trenton and aided in the
capture of the part of the british army then lying at that
place. After a short delay at Trenton the american
army was again put in motion for Princeton and at
that place had a sharp action and the british r__
to Brunswick and the american went into winter
quarters at Morristown the british having principally
concentrated at Amboy. After wintering the first
thing that occurred in the spring of 1777 or in the latter
end of the winter of 1776-7 was an attempt made by
the british army to capture or destroy some americans in
__ __ at Dansberry. The british army it is believed
was commanded by Genl. Tryon and he was opposed
in his attempt by the command of Genls. Arnold
and Wooster the latter of whom then and there received
a wound which afterward proved mortal. Tryon was
crossed over to Rhode island and disembarked not at but near
Palmouth. The troops did not remain long on the Island.
The american army was by Genl. Sullivan marched to the
North end of the island and embarked again and landed at
an old b__ and town on the state of New york. In
leaving the island the rear guard of the americans was at-
tacked by the advance guard of the british and some __
__ __ place. This Deponent then understood that the
hasty evacuation of that island took place in consequences
of a storm that arose and dispersed and __ the
French Fleet and a large British Fleet approaching the
shore presented an engagement and the superiority of
the british in point of number-guns-and men and the
dilapidated state of the french fleet after the storm made
them seek the first shelter they could find and then
__ into the power of the british the ability to cut off
the retreat of the americans with the naval force whilst
the land base of the enemy might harass and destroy
them. After leaving Rhode-island Deponent remained
in the states of Newyork and Newjersey at various places
covering some places and at other time in some measures
unemployed in active service until an expedition came
from Statan island under the command of Tryon Lord
Sterling and Genl. Knyphausen into the sate of Newjersey
when Genl. Green was diverted to hold them in check.
Their object appeared to be Springfield a town in New
Jersey and to case that place various small officers took
place between the advanced guard of the british and the
rear guard of the american army which __ally __-
__ in the __ and driving of the american troops.
The american army continued to retire up the country
to the high lands when the british effected their object
destroying Springfield and Genl. Green having re-
ceived a considerable reinforcement (it is believed from
Genl. Washington's army) as well as a large body of mili-
tia from the neighborhood when the american army began
to act on the offensive and a series of very severe and
__ engagements took place between the advances and
rear guards of the pursuing and pursued armies occasionally
__ing to a large part of each army until the british
got under cover of their shipping in the sound.
Shortly after
the defeat of Genl Gates at Camden Deponent went to the
South in company as he thinks with above fifteen hundred
men. The route travelled was through Maryland and across
the bay to Virginia and through Virginia to North Carolina
through which last named State the __ __ above
the head of her-water. We these were __ by various
__ marches for a considerable time until the
action at Guilford court house took place. At this latter
Green commanded the american and Lon Cornwallis
the british army - In his battle the american army
was un__ and this result was brought about by the
militia giving away almost immediately after the first
fire leaving the regulars to bear up against the whole
weight of the british army which in consequences of
their unfavorably in point of numbers they were in order
to do with any hope of success and under __ __
from the field the british auxiliary to __ in at all
follow the retiring american regulars. In a short
time after the affair at Guilford courthouse as soon
as the _less could be collected the american army
under the command of Genl. Green took up their _
of march for South Carolina and in not much more
than three weeks the american and british armies
under the command of Genl. Green and _ Rawdon
_esely were in conflict at Camden in which
engagement. Deponent was as well as at the battle
of Guillon courthouse. The battle of Camden was
_ by the american advance guard attack
soon in the day and the battle lasted until night
when both _ withdrew from the conflict the
american army leaving the wounded on the field for
ten or twelve hours after the action ceased. This battle was
__ __ been opposed in his attempt by Genl. Sullivans
command to which Deponent was attached but before Sulli-
vans troops could get up to go into action the british had de-
feated the destruction of the __ at Dansberry and __
to the sound to the pool_ afforded by their shipping tho-
not without having sustained s__ __ from the troops were
in the command of Arnold and Woosler. Deponent hav-
ing some short time after this occurrence completed his seven
or more months for which he had volunteered in some four
or six weeks after the separation of his term aforesaid and
without leaving the army entered into the regular service
for during the war.
This enlistment took place in the vicinity
of Princeton in the state of New Jersey. Henry Barnes
was the __ officer with whom Deponent entered.
__ after the enlistment Deponent was attached
to a company under the command of a Col. Smith (chris
tain name not remembered) who was wounded at the
battle of Chad's ford and Deponent never saw or heard of
him afterwards. To return after the enlistment aforesaid
Deponent was __ with the army under Genl. Wash
ington and in the fall of 1777 was present at the aforesaid
battle of Chad's ford - the british being commanded by
Howe and the Americans by Washington. The british
attacked the american army on this occasion and the
americans were forced to retire with severe loss. Some
short time after the battle of Chads ford Deponent thinks
that a Mr. H__ (christian name not recollected)
took the command after the wounding of Smith. In
about from five to eight weeks after the battle of Chads
ford the americans attacked the british army at Ger-
mantown in which battle the americans gained the
advantage and Deponent thinks that Genl. Washing
ton commanded the americans at that affair. The
army then went into winter quarters at Germantown
where the soldiers suffered severely for want of shoes clothing
and provisions and were kept on the alert watching the
british army who occupied the city of Philadelphia to which
place those engaged at Germantown retired after that affair.
The troops to which Deponent was attached was not engaged in
any skirmish or any considerable march though skirmishes
were fought and short and rapid marches were performed by
numerous attachments of the american army hovering ar-
ound and in the neighborhood of Philadelphia contrasting as
much as possible the british army within that __ __ the
news __ of the evacuation of Philadelphia by the british
army commanded by sir Henry Clemson and with __
came orders to march which placed Deponent again north
of the Delaware river and concentrated the various divisions
and detachments of the americans army and the whole
followed in hot and full pursuit of the retiring british
army which was overtaken at Monmouth when an engage-
ment took place in which Deponent participated with
which eventuated in the partial success of this __
__. At the time this battle was fought the __weather
was very warm and the day on which the engagement
took place was a very sultry one and Deponent states it
as a matter personally known to himself that most of
the american died through the __ of heat and
want of water. the battle of Monmouth commenced late
in the afternoon and only ended with the close of day-
light and the american army lay upon their arms
all night in order to recommence the battle next
morning but when morning arrived it was found that
in the interval the british had decamped. The ameri-
can army did not pursue the retreating english but lay
at Monmouth for some time.
Not long after the action
at Monmouth Deponent was one of two thousand more
detached to reinforce Genl. Sullivan then in Rhode island.
This detachment was commanded by Genl. Green and
the Marquis Delafayette. We marched from Monmouth
to Tivertown crossing a river believed to be the Ragvilon and
at Tivertown the men embarked on __ __ and
fought about four miles from the town of Camden. After
the battle of Camden the american troops almost immediately
look up their __ of march for __ __ six. On __ __
-- on this )) we crossed deep river. On arriving on the
__ of __ __ we laid siege to the fort of that name and
there were strong hopes entertained of capturing that place but
in about a week after the american army got before it a rein-
forcement came and the american army was compelled to
__ the siege and retreat very hastily to the hills of santee_
a very __ __. The american army passed a bridge
over a small stream on that retreat and __ bridge in pas-
sing over the baggage broke __ when the american __
men were killed and some three or four more with Deponent
were badly wounded. Deponent was carried with the army
to the hills of Santee where he was place in the hospital
and some time afterwards together with some others was trans-
ferred to a hospital at a place called Newtown in Virginia.
The time that occurred between the period of assuming his __
and leaving the hospital was in all about six months and
during his confinement in the hospital Lon Cornwallis
and his army were captured at York town Virginia.
Deponent left the hospital with a furlough and walked
on crutches when he left it and so poor in purse was he
that in a great measure he begged his way home. He ar-
rived at home in Hunterton county in New Jersey in the lat-
ter end of February 1782. The furlough gave Deponent
leave of absence until he was fit for duty again and then
he was to repair to headquarters and report himself but
he was not fit for duty before peace took place.
The furlough is lost. Deponent has no documentary
evidence whatever and he knows of no person whose testi-
mony he can procure who can testify to his service he
XXing left the scene of his military operations nearly in
XX a century ago and has never been back to the state
of New Jersey since he left and serving all that period
__ has __ in the west and for the greater __
__ the __ in and in the County of Point Plea-
sant Mason County __.
He hereby relinquishes every claim what-
ever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares
that his name is not on the pension rolls of the agency of any
state territory or district of the United States.
Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
John M. Roseberry

We the subscribers two clergyman residing in the
neighborhood of Point Pleasant and County of Mason
__ __ __ __ __ hereby certify that we are
well acquainted with John M. Roseberry who has sub
scribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe
him to be upwards of seventy nine years of age that he
is __ and __ in the neighborhood where he re-
sides and has for a long time __ to have been a soldier
of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion
Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
William George
James B. Goodwin

And the said court do hereby declare their opinion
after the __ of the makers and after __ing
the interrogation prescribed by the War department (in
the prescribed directions __ by it __ to this
matter a copy whereof is before the court that the above
named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and ser-
ved as he states. And the court __ __ that
it is personally known to them that the above mentioned
William George and James B. Goodwin who has
signed the preceding certificate are clergymen resident in
the neighborhood of Point Pleasant in the county of Mason
and that their statement is entitled to credit. And the
court cheerfully adds to this application the following sign.

State of Virginia Mason County
On this 17 day of April AD 1855 personally appeared
before me, a justice of the peace within and for
said County, John Roseberry aged Ninety four years
a resident of the County of Mason and that aforesaid
who being duly sworn according to law, declared he is
the individual John Roseberry who was a private in a
company commanded by Captain Stewart
in Col Smiths Regiment.
of the New
Jersey State line in the war declared by the United
States against Great Britain on the 4th day of July
1776 or war of the American revolution.
That in the year 1778 at the County
of __ __ in the State of New Jersey he was
enlisted for during the war and continued in
that service in said war over fourteen days, and
was honorably discharged at Princeton on the
4 Day __ 1871 as well as he recollects. He further
declares that he is the identified John Roseberry
who was placed on the pension list roll under the act
of 7th June 1832 and that he has continued to receive
at the Richmond Va. pension agency
a pension of eighty dollars per annum | from the
date on which said pension was allowed, up to the present
date, which he claims may be referred to, as documentary
evidence of his services in the war of the revolution
He makes this declaration for the pur-
pose of obtaining the bounty land to which he
maybe entitled under the act passed March 3, 1833
He further declares, he has never applied
for or received bounty land under any act of
Congress.
John Roseberry

From Leckey:
John Roseberry, born April 28, 1761, died June 20, 1853 (or August 20, 1855), buried with his wife in the old Point Pleasant Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia. He had removed from Greene County to Mason County, (West) Virginia in 1812, and was living there in 1832 when he applied for a pension for services in the Revolution. His application said he enlisted in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on September 1, 1776, serving until 1781, during which time he took part in the battles of Princeton and Trenton. He wintered with Washington's Army at Valley Forge and was with the Army when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. John Roseberry married Florence Cree, daughter of Robert and Janet Cree. It is not known where they were married nor is the date shown. Robert and Janet Cree were living in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania at the time of the Revolution, but settled on land near John Swan's Fort soon afterwards. If John Roseberry married before the end of the Revolution it would confirm residence of the Roseberrys on the Juniata, prior to their settlement in the Tenmile Country.
 
Birth*29 Apr 1761 Greenwich Twn?, New Jersey, USA 
Marriage* Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Bride=Florence Cree2,3 
Residence*1800 Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Enumrated as head of household; male and female 26-45, 2 boys under 10, 1 boy 10-16; 3 girls under 10.8 
Residence1850 Mason Co., Virginia; Age 89, farmer, born in New Jersey.

Enumerated with Margaret 49 and with William Morman 7.9 
Death*20 Aug 1855 Pt. Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia 
Burial* Pioneer Cemetery, Pt. Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia; Cemetery on Viand and 9th St., John Roseberry died Aug. 20, 1855 age 95 yr. (also has marker erected by DAR, reads John Roseberry Rev. Soldier born in Green Co., Pa. died in Mason Co. b. April 29, 1760 - Aug 20, 1855; last of Rev. Soldiers in Mason Co. 

Family

Florence Cree b. 1769, d. 1 Jun 1826
Marriage* Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Bride=Florence Cree2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] W.F. Horn, The Horn Papers - Early Westward Movement, Greene Co, Historical Soc, Waynesburg, PA, 1945,.
  2. [S65] Mrs. Gerald Inman., The Cree Family of Pennyslvania and Iowa and Related Lines (unpublished, 1975),.
  3. [S66] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, 8 volumes (only 1st 7 published). (volume 8: 1953),.
  4. [S67] Livia Poffenbarger., Poffenberger Papers (unpublished collection of newspaper articles),.
  5. [S115] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile County and Its Pioneer Families A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley reprinted: Closson Press, Apollo PA, 1993),.
  6. [S159] History of Mason County, WV (1987),.
  7. [S593] Violette S. Machir., Mason County,W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions (Graham, Waggener, Robinson and Lewis Districts) (Quality Print Shop, Middleport, Ohio, 1972),.
  8. [S343] 1800 Federal Census, Jefferson Twp, Greene Co., PA, p 68.
  9. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Mason Co., Virginia; ED 38, Sheet 114.

Florence Cree1,2,3,4,5

F, b. 1769, d. 1 June 1826
FatherRobert Cree b. c 1732, d. c 1813
MotherJanet Hamilton?
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation Flora 
Married Name Roseberry 
Birth*1769 Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania; now Perry Co., PA 
Marriage* Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Groom=John Michael Roseberry1,2 
Death*1 Jun 1826 Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia6 
Burial* Pioneer Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia; Cemetery on Viand and 9th St., Flora Roseberry wif of John died June 1, 1826 age 57 yr.7 

Family

John Michael Roseberry b. 29 Apr 1761, d. 20 Aug 1855
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Mrs. Gerald Inman., The Cree Family of Pennyslvania and Iowa and Related Lines (unpublished, 1975),.
  2. [S66] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, 8 volumes (only 1st 7 published). (volume 8: 1953),.
  3. [S67] Livia Poffenbarger., Poffenberger Papers (unpublished collection of newspaper articles),.
  4. [S115] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile County and Its Pioneer Families A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley reprinted: Closson Press, Apollo PA, 1993),.
  5. [S159] History of Mason County, WV (1987),.
  6. [S205] Notes about the Cree family of PA authored by Robert H. Cree of Huntington, PA in June 1999., in possession of Dixie Hansen,.
  7. [S593] Violette S. Machir., Mason County,W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions (Graham, Waggener, Robinson and Lewis Districts) (Quality Print Shop, Middleport, Ohio, 1972),.

Moses Moore1,2

M, b. 1731, d. 1812
FatherMoses Moore b. c 1686, d. Nov 1758
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: kbletscher 6th cousin with common ancestors Moses Moore and Hannah Risk. She descends from Phoebe and I descend from Isaac. 
Biography* According to the D.A.R. application of Mary Maude Moore Miller:

Moses Moore served in the Revolutionary War as a Quartermaster Sergeant in the First Troops Lee's Legion, Continental Troops. He enlisted April 2, 1778, for the war, and was discharged April 1, 1779. This organization was formed of men from various states and was commanded by Henry Lee of Virginia.

Also:

Pvt. in Capt Wm McClure's Co., Col Wm Simes Regt under G.R. Clark, Dunmoores Wars, p399.

Moses Moore's Will, Will Book #1, Page 510, Bath County, VA

I Moses Moore being of sound mind and memory doth make my last will and testament in way and manner following that is to say after resigning my body to the grave and my soul to God I do give and bequeath my worldly goods in way and manner following. I do give and bequeath unto David Kayles that part of land lying on the Little Calf Pasture In Rockbridge County not given or willed to any person heretofore provided said David Kayles do give unto my daughter Phebe McNeel the sum of two hundred pounds good and lawful money of Virginia to be paid at the expiration of five years, one fifth part of the above sum must be paid down and bond and approved security given to my administrator. I do also give and bequeath unto Hannah Dilley and Jean Moore my granddaughters that trak of land lying on the Allegany Mountain, Bath County to be equally divided between them. I do further give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Moore my negro boy named Eddie, to her sole use and purpose. I do further give unto my daughter Margaret my sorrel horse already in her custidy. I do likewise give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Moore all my stock of cattle which amounts to fifteen head, likewise three head of horses with one saddle and bridle. I do also give and bequeath unto Robert Moore my son all that sum of money due me for the rent of my land in Rockbridge County after paying all debts, dues and demands. I do also bequeath unto my son John Moore the sum of ten shillings. I do also given and bequeath unto Hanna Duffeil the sum of ten shillings. I do bequeath unto my son William Moore the (sum) of ten shillings. I do bequeath undo my daughter Jea McNeel the sum of ten shillings. I do likewise give and bequeath unto Aaron Moore the sum of ten shillings. I likewise bequeath unto my son Moses Moore the sum of ten shillings. I also appoint Levi Moore and Robert Moore my two friends administrators of this my last will and testament given from under my hand this ninth day of June in the year of our Lord 1812.

MOSES MOORE

Teste:
Alex S. Waugh
Chas. Grimes
Samuel Waugh

Bath County September Court 1812
This last will and testament of Moses Moore, dec'd. was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Alexander S. Waugh and Samuel Waugh, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste: Charles Cameron, Clk. 
Birth*1731 Rockbridge Co., Virginia, USA 
Marriage*8 Nov 1761 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Cite is for date of marriage. Wife's name is not listed.; Bride=Hannah Risk3 
Engagement18 Nov 1761 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; fiancee=Hannah Risk 
Biography William T. Price: From William T. Price's Historical Sketches of Pocahontas Co, WV (reprinted by McClain Publishing, Parsons, WV, 1963; originally published by Price Brothers, Marlinton, WV, 1901):
"The progenitor of the largest relationship of the name in the county, came from what is now Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County,VA. At the time of the Drennan raid, when James Baker and the Bridger Boys were killed, Moses Moore was living on Swago, in sight of what is now the McClintic homestead. Pheobe, his youngest daughter remembered how the family refuged to the fort at Mill Point, and while the Drenanns and Moores and others were passing around the end of the mountain they heard the firing at the Bridger Notch, when the boys were killed. This would make it 1786 when James Baker, the first school teacher of Pocahontas, was killed. During the first years of his pioneer life in our region, he spent much time hunting and trapping along Back Alleghany, Upper Greenbrier River, and Clover Lick vicinity. He was a close observer of Indian movements, and would make a careful search for Indian movements and signs. Before resuming operations as the hunting seasons returned, the ususal place for the Indians to cross the Greenbrier, in the hunting grounds mentioned, was at a passage narrow enough from them to vault over with a long pole. Moore would take notice accordingly which side of the river the vaulting-pole would be on, and act accordingly. Finally the Indians seemed to have found out his strategy, and thereupon vaulted the narrow passageand cunningly threw the pole back on the other side. This threw the hunter off his guard. It was Saturday; he set his traps, looked after the deer signs, and arranged his camp. The venerable William Collins, yet living (as of 1901), is sure that the camping spot was on what is now the Charley Collins place, on the Greenbrier above the Cassell Fording, at a place near Tub Mill where he was captured by the wily Indians. It was the hunter's purpose to pass the Sabbath at his camp in quiet repose and devotional reading of the Bible he carried about with him for company. He had put a fat turkey to roast about daylight, and was reclining on a bear skin reading a lesson from the word, preparatory to a season of meditation and prayer before breakfast, a habit so charactersitic of the Scotch-Irish at that period. He was interrupted by the breaking of a stick, and upon looking intently and steadily in the direction whence the sound seemed to have come he saw five or six warriors aiming their guns and moving cautiously upon him. Seeing there was no chance of escape, hemmed in as he was, he threw up his hands and made signs for them to come to him. He put the turkey before them and made signs for them to eat. By gestures and gutteral gruntings they gave him to understand that they would not touch it unless he would eat some first. He did so, and thereupon they devoured it ravenously, and it was no time that scarcely a fragement remained, even of the bones. Soon as breakfast was over, they started for their home in Ohio. Having passed but a few miles, they halted at what the pioneers afterwards called the Mossey Spring. The spring - one of the most copious and beautiful of its kind - is near the residence of the late DavidMcLaughlin, four or five miles up the Back Alleghany road from Driftwood. The prisoner was securely bound with buffalo thongs and pinioned to the ground. A detachment went off in the direction of driftwood, and were absent two or three hours. When the party returned they were loaded with ore. This was carried to a place, where another halt was made and the ore was smelted and reduced in weight, so that one could carry what had required two to bring in as raw materials. The prisoner was taken as far as Chilacothe and the Indians seemed to have been greatly elated over thier capture. So much so that as a special compliment to their lady friends it was decided in solemn council of inquiry what to do with the prisoner, that the captive should run the gauntlet. The Indians seem to have known of nothing so intensely amusing than running the gauntlet, and of no compliment more flattering to their favorite lady friends than have them to form the gauntlet lines, and leave it to them to torment the captive. Accordingly two lines of squaws were drawn up about six or eight feet apart. One captive had preceded Moore, who was stabbed, bruised and hacked to pieces. This made him think it was only death any way. He entered the line and passed some distance, finally a squaw with a long handled frying pan struck him. He wrenched the pan from her and knocked her down with his fist and then striking left and right with the handle of the frying pan, he proceeded along the lines, and many of the other squaws ran away. When Moore had scattered them, the warriors crowded around him, patted and praised him, "good soldier," "good soldier," and decided that he should be allowed to live. By degrees he secured the confidence of his captors. In hunting he was very successful and the Indian who was his keeper would give him ammunition, a part of which he would secret. The supply of ammunition was gradually increased, and the time given him to be absent was extended two or three days. With this increase of rations o powder and bullets and extension of time, he ventured to make escape, and got a start so far ahead that the Indians could see no hopeful chance of recapturing him. It is nothing but just to remark Moses Moore is one of the pioneers of this county who will be among those longest remembered in the future by those interested in our pioneer literature. Moses Moore's descendants have proably cleared more land than any one family connection; some of them have been and are prominent in public affairs. The following particulars were mainly furnished by the venerableAndrew Washington Moore, one of his grandsons, now in the 83rd year of his age, residing on Knapps Creek and occupying a part of the old ancestral homestead. About 1770 Moses Moore settled on Knapps Creek, known about that period as Ewing's Creek, and so named in some of the land papers. Traces of the orginal cabin remained for years in the meadow near the old orchard contiguous to Washington Moore's present residence. The tract of land extended from Andrew Herold's to Dennis Dever's gate by the roadside below the Francis Dever homestead. Besides other improvements, Mr. Moore built a mill on Mill Run."
From Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Vol. 1, p. 459: Moses Moore v. Samuel Cloyd. Samuel Cloid be pleased for to pay unto John Risk, my father-in-law, tht money that you owe me, which is five pound, nine shillings, for I have impowered him for to do for me in my absence for to recover it, or to look after it for me. Given under my hand this fifth day of February and year 1766. Signed Moses Moore, Samuel Cloyd. Test, Robert Risk, Martha Risk; 472.4 
Biography Frost, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia; There is an historical marker with biographical information about Moses Moore 1738-1812 on the east side of State Route 92 near Frost, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia. The Moore Cemetery is located across the highway from the marker on top of the hill.

Text reads:
Moses Moore
1738-1812
Pioneer-Hunter-Trapper
Soldier-Patriot
And Indian Captive

Moses Moore came from Timber Ridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, About 1770, and settled here on a huge tract of land that he purchased from a man named Ewing for the sum of two steel traps and two pounds English sterling.

In May, 1750, while on one of his hunting trips, he was captured by the Indians at a place now called "Mosey Springs", near Cass, West Virginia. He was taken to an Indian village near Chilicothe, Ohio, where he spent many months as a prisoner before he escaped. Moses returned to Rockbridge County, Virginia where he was married on November 8, 1761, he served during the Revolutionary War (In 1780) as a Private under the command of Colonel George Rogers Clark, prior to that he had served with the Virginia Militia during Dunmore's War. His children, as established from records and memory, were John, James, Margaret, Moses Jr., Hannah, Robert, Phoebe, Rebecca, William, Aaron and Isaac.

The original Moses Moore Cabin was located approximately 500 feet from this marker at a bearing of South 105'(?) East.
Will*9 Jun 1812 Bath Co., Virginia; p 510, Will of Moses Moore dated 9 June 1812 (abstracted):

Wit: Alex S. Waugh, Charles Grimes and Samuel Waugh
Probated Sept 1812 court
Exec: friends Levi and Robert Moore
Beq: to David Kayles portion of land on little Calfpasture in Rockbridge Co., if he gives daughter Phebe McNeel 200 pounds within five years and with one-fifth down payment to granddaughters Hanna Dilley and Jean Moorel land on Allegheny Mountain in Bath.
to daughter Margret Moore Negro boy Edden and sorrel horse in her possession
to son Isaac 15 head of cattle, 3 horses and a saddle and bridle
to son Robert rents from Rockbridgle land
10 shillings each to the following: son John, Hannah Duffeil, son William, daughter Jean McNeil, Aaron Moore and son Moses 
Death*1812 Pocahontas Co., Virginia 
Probate*Sep 1812 Bath Co., Virginia, USA 

Family

Hannah Risk b. 1740, d. 1810
Marriage*8 Nov 1761 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Cite is for date of marriage. Wife's name is not listed.; Bride=Hannah Risk3 
Engagement18 Nov 1761 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; fiancee=Hannah Risk 
Children

Citations

  1. [S99] George W. Cleek, Early Western Augusta Pioneers Including the Families of Cleek, Gwin, Lightner and Warwick and Related Families of Bratton, Campbell, Carlile, Craig, Crawford, Dyer, Gay, Givens, Graham, Harper, Henderson, Hull, Keister, Lockridge, McFarland, and Moore (Staunton, VA: unpublished, 1957),.
  2. [S100]
  3. [S135] William Armstrong Crozier., Virginia County Records, Vol IV, Early VA Marriages (1973),.
  4. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.

Susan Jane Ewing1

F, b. 1745, d. 1800
FatherJames Ewing b. 1720, d. 1800
MotherMargaret Sargent
Married Name Moore 
Birth*1745  
Marriage*22 Mar 1786 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Groom=Moses Moore2,3 
Death*1800  

Family

Moses Moore b. 8 Feb 1769

Citations

  1. [S18] Elbert William R. Ewing, Clan Ewing Of Scotland, Cobden Pub, Ballaton, VA,.
  2. [S71] Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia; Extracted From the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, 3 volumes. (Rosslyn, VA: Mary S. Lockwood, 1912),.
  3. [S99] George W. Cleek, Early Western Augusta Pioneers Including the Families of Cleek, Gwin, Lightner and Warwick and Related Families of Bratton, Campbell, Carlile, Craig, Crawford, Dyer, Gay, Givens, Graham, Harper, Henderson, Hull, Keister, Lockridge, McFarland, and Moore (Staunton, VA: unpublished, 1957),.

Isaac Moore1,2,3

M, b. 1782
FatherMoses Moore b. 1731, d. 1812
MotherHannah Risk b. 1740, d. 1810
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Birthc 1777 Virginia4 
Birth*1782 Pocahontas Co., Virginia, USA5 
Marriage* Bride=Margaret Wilson 
Note*9 Jun 1812 Isaac is remembered in the will of his father, Moses: to son Isaac 15 head of cattle, 3 horses and a saddle and bridle.6 
Will*3 Oct 1845 Pocahontas Co., West Virginia, USA; Estate appraisal dated 29 May 1857. Estate finally settled in 1868.

From WPA calendar of wills:

Testator: Isaac Moore, will made Pocahontas Co. on 3 October 1845:

Executor: son Preston Moore and Isaac Moore

Distribution of property: Payments of debts and funeral expenses out of the first money which shall come into his hands; to son Preston Moore and to his heirs forever the lower place of the land on which I now live dividing the said land to now with the present line, and at each end of present lane, the line then so as to run as to divide on each side of my old place the land which I have entered the said dividing one is to run from each end of the lane from the upper end of the land the S'd dividing one is to run with the present fence until it would strike the top of the ridge, thence with said ridge to the boundary of said land from the lower end of said lane the said line to run straight across the entry or entries; to three sons Andrew W. Moore, Isaac Moore and Moses Moore the upper end or balance of the land on which I now live from the line mentioned in the bequeath to my son Preston including the entires as above to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever; to four sons, Preston Moore, Andrew Moore, Isaac Moore and Moses Moore to be equally divided between them a tract of land laying in Day's Mountain and the waters of Stoney Creedk adjoining the lands of Burgess and Flemming to them and their heirs forever; to daughter, Melinda Harper and her heirs forever the same of two hundred dollars to be paid her by my four son's Preston, Andrew W., Isaac and Moses within three years from the time of my death; to daughter Matilda Baker and her heirs forever the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid my my four sons Preston, Andrew W. Isaac and Moses Moore within three years from the time of my death; I direct that all my personal property be sold by my Executor for the payment of my debts to be equally divided between my four son's mentioned above; to son Chesley K. Moore because I believe the said Chesley has already received his full proportion of my estate.

Witnesses by A.P. Strather, F.F. Firy and Chas. Francisco.

Will Book #3, Page # 118.7 
Residence*1850 Pocahontas Co., Virginia; Age 73, Farmer of Grain. Real Estate valued at $10,000, born in Virginia.

Enumerated with Preston 31, Moses 29, Isabella 22, and J.B. Moore 14 
Death* Augusta Co., Virginia 
Deathb Apr 1857 Estate proceedings began in the April term of 1857, so Isaac must have died prior to that date. 

Family

Margaret Wilson
Marriage* Bride=Margaret Wilson 
Children

Citations

  1. [S71] Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia; Extracted From the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, 3 volumes. (Rosslyn, VA: Mary S. Lockwood, 1912),.
  2. [S99] George W. Cleek, Early Western Augusta Pioneers Including the Families of Cleek, Gwin, Lightner and Warwick and Related Families of Bratton, Campbell, Carlile, Craig, Crawford, Dyer, Gay, Givens, Graham, Harper, Henderson, Hull, Keister, Lockridge, McFarland, and Moore (Staunton, VA: unpublished, 1957),.
  3. [S100]
  4. [S327] 1850 US Federal Census, Pocahontas Co., Virginia; ED 47.
  5. [S224] Twin to Aaron Moore.
  6. [S1259] Moses, Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, p. 510,.
  7. [S949] Isaac Moore, Will Book 3, Page 118, Pocahontas Co., Virginia,.

Margaret Wilson1

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Note* Totally unsourced claim says that Margaret Wilson's parents were Robert Wilson and Agness "Nancy" Oliver. Also suggest that Chesley Kenneth Moore's second wife, Eliza Wanless Moore was the sister of Margaret Wilson (e.g. first cousins married). 
Death*  
Married Name Moore 
Marriage* Groom=Isaac Moore 

Family

Isaac Moore b. 1782
Children

Citations

  1. [S98] William T. Price, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia (Marlinton, WV: Price Borthers Publishers, 1901),.

Anna Warner

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death*  
Married Name Swisher 
Marriage* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Groom=John Schweiber1 

Family

John Schweiber b. 1730, d. 12 Apr 1802
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] Hugh and Swisher, H.L. Maxwell, History of Hampshire County West Virginia From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present (Morgantown, WV: A. Brown Boughner, 1897),.

John Schweiber1,2

M, b. 1730, d. 12 April 1802
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography* From the History of Hampshire County, West Virginia: from its earliest settlement to the present:

About the year 1750, four brothers named Schweiber set out from Switzerland for America to try their fortunes in that far-away land. They are known to have reached America, but from that period the history of three of the brothers is lost. It is thought that one settled near Winchester, while two of the others went northward into Pennsylvania, and their descendants afterwards migrated into what are now the counties of Marion, Monongalia, and Harrison. It will be noticed that the name was spelled and pronounced essentially differently at that time from what it is now. John Schweiber, the grandfather of the subject [David Warner Swisher] of this sketch was born in 1730. He came to America in company with his brothers as before mentioned. He became an Indian trader and merchant. He made extensive trips into the interior of the State, returning to Philadelphia heavily freighted with valuable furs. These trips were made about once in six weeks, and the value of the merchandise brought back varied from two hundred to seven hundred dollars, as is shown by receipts given at that time. The oldest of these receipts preserved is dated at Philadelphia, July 24, 1767, and is for thirty-nine pounds two shillings and ninepence. It seems his trading in Phildadelphia was largely with two persons named Daniel and William Wister, as their names are attached to many of the receipts. In these receipts the spelling of the name varies, sometimes being Schweiber, Sweitzer, or Switzer, and once is spelled Schweighlger. In no instance does the name Swisher appear. Sometime during John Schweiber's stay in the vicinity of Philadelphia, he married Anna Warner. He soon afterwards move to McGaheysville, Rockingham county, Virginia, where he engaged in merchandising. Later, moved to Augusta county, Virginia, where he died in 1802, and was buried on what is known as the Spring Hill Farm. This progenitor of the family in America left a large family of children. These were John, Jacob, Henry, Samuel, Daniel, George, Nancy, Elizabeth and Mary. Of these Nancy married a man named Pence, Elizabeth married a Fauber, while Mary married Philip Thurman, of Illinois. 
Name Variation John Swisher 
Marriage* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Bride=Anna Warner2 
Birth*1730 Switzerland or Germany2 
Immigration*17 Sep 1753 S: Patience, from Rotterdam, Holland 
Death*12 Apr 1802 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA2 
Probate16 Apr 1802 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA 
Burial* Spring Hill Fm, Augusta Co., Virginia2 

Family

Anna Warner
Marriage* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Bride=Anna Warner2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Bernard L. Butcher, Genealogical and Personal History of Upper Monongahela Valley (1912),.
  2. [S70] Hugh and Swisher, H.L. Maxwell, History of Hampshire County West Virginia From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present (Morgantown, WV: A. Brown Boughner, 1897),.

John Swisher1,2

M, b. 1790, d. 1845
FatherJohn Schweiber b. 1730, d. 12 Apr 1802
MotherAnna Warner
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Birth*1790 Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Swisher Henderson's listing in 1880 census indicates that both of her parents were born in PA.3 
Marriage*2 Apr 1811 Bride=Catherine Trout4,1,2 
Marriage*a 1833 Bride=Mary J. Grow1 
Death*1845 Hampshire, West Virginia, USA 

Family 1

Catherine Trout b. 1793, d. May 1835
Children

Family 2

Mary J. Grow b. c 1817
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Bernard L. Butcher, Genealogical and Personal History of Upper Monongahela Valley (1912),.
  2. [S70] Hugh and Swisher, H.L. Maxwell, History of Hampshire County West Virginia From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present (Morgantown, WV: A. Brown Boughner, 1897),.
  3. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 27.
  4. [S28] Albert J. Summerfield, Personal Correspondence With Albert J.Summerfield, 31 Jul 1986,.

Catherine Trout1,2

F, b. 1793, d. May 1835
FatherDavid Trout
MotherSusannah Witzel b. 1767
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Name Variation Catharine3 
Married Name Swisher 
Birthc 1793 Pennsylvania, USA; Elizabeth Swisher Henderson's listing in 1880 census indicates that both of her parents were born in PA.4,5,3 
Birth*1793 Virginia 
Marriage*2 Apr 1811 Groom=John Swisher6,1,2 
Burial*May 1835 Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church, Fisherville, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA4,3
Death*May 1835 Augusta Co., Virginia, USA; Aged 42 years4,3 

Family

John Swisher b. 1790, d. 1845
Marriage*2 Apr 1811 Groom=John Swisher6,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Bernard L. Butcher, Genealogical and Personal History of Upper Monongahela Valley (1912),.
  2. [S70] Hugh and Swisher, H.L. Maxwell, History of Hampshire County West Virginia From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present (Morgantown, WV: A. Brown Boughner, 1897),.
  3. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Catharine, wife of John Swisher, Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fisherville, Augusta Co., Virginia, Memorial #46505856.
  4. [S197] Catharine Swisher, Gravestone, Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church, Augusta Co., VA; 1998. Jim Swisher.
  5. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, ED 129, p 27.
  6. [S28] Albert J. Summerfield, Personal Correspondence With Albert J.Summerfield, 31 Jul 1986,.

Henry Enoch1,2

M, b. 12 May 1732, d. 14 July 1797
FatherHenry Enoch3 b. c 1707, d. 1783
MotherElizabeth Ross
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin with hgrubb70 on Ancestry.com whose ancestor is Henry Enoch (b 1727) who married Rebecca. Appears to be (though work is needed to sort out discrepancies) to be the same Henry Enoch (1737) who maried Sarah. If bears out, we are 6th cousins once removed. His line follows son Enoch, my line follows daughter Hannah. 
Birth*12 May 1732 Northern Virginia, USA 
Marriage*c 1747 Bride=Sarah (?)1 
Milit-Beg*bt 1775 - 1783 On the 16th day of May 1775 Henry Enoch was chosen to serve on the Committee of Observation for that part of Augusta Co. that is on the west side of the Laurel Hill District. On Sept. 18, 1776 Henry listed at the meeting of West Augusta Va. (this place is near his father's home Forks of Capon and where the Enoch Fort was ordered built by the House of Burgesses) Court HOuse as a propoer person to be added to any commission or to hold office. In 1777 he is a Captain and raises a company of men under command of Col. Shepard to go against the Inidains and an expedition into Tenn. In 1778 Capt. Henry Enoch organized his Monongahlia Militia and was with Gen. Gaddes command west of the Ohio. In 1781 in arrangement of Militia, the First Batallion is under command of Colonel Henry Enoch. In 1783 Col. Henry Enoch returns in charge of Battalion 2 of Washington Co. Militia. His son Henry Enouch (3rd) served as priavte, Washingon Co., Pa. at identical time his father served as Captain and then Colonel.

Sources (not seen by me): Pennsylvania Archives 6th series, Vol 2, page 3, page 7, page 75, page 217. Craigh's History of Washington Co., Pa. Upper Ohion, p. 207; Adj Gen Office in D.C. Hennings V. 11, 18; Crumrine's History of Washington Co., Pa. p. 769; Enoch Gen in D.A. R. by Elouise White Hanna.4 
Land Tx*8 Mar 1785 Washtington Co., Pennsylvania; Henry Enoch, Jr. and wife Sarah of Washington County transferred land to John Minhur; Principal=Sarah (?) 
Residence*1786 Forks of Tenmile Creek, Green Co., Pennsylvania; In 1786 Henry bourght 300 acres at the Forks of Tenmile Creek, and registered the title as "Mount Pleasant". The home he built there is still standing.
Land Tx11 Jan 1789 Washington Co., Pennsylvania; Henry Enoch, Jr. and wife Sarah of Washington County transferred land to John Bumfield; Principal=Sarah (?) 
Note*23 Oct 1796 Isaac Enoch, along with his father, signed an agreeement that said Isaac was to take care of his father and mother until their death; Isaac would get the home plantation and sawmill.; Principal=Sarah (?) 
Land Tx*Nov 1796 Wirt Co., Virginia; Before 1783 Richard Lee owned 400 acres of land between the Little Kanawha and the Hughes Rivers in a part of Monongalia County Virginia, but was listed as delinquent for taxes The same area later became part of Harrison, Wood, Jackson and finally Wirt County, West Virginia. Henry Enoch of Pennsylvania became owner of the land by paying the state of Virginia the sum of 10 pounds sterling and 16 shillings. Henry Enoch received a certificate for the land February 14, 1783 and was given a deed on April 9, 1789. The deed was recorded in Harrison County which was formed from Monongalia County in 1784. In November 1796 this same tract of land was sold to Thomas Pribble, Henry's son-in-law. Shortly after, Thomas and his family moved from Greene County to the area.; Principal=Thomas Pribble 
Death*14 Jul 1797 Greene Co., Pennsylvania, USA 
Probate*12 Sep 1797 Greene Co., Pennsylvania; Summary information (original not seen):

Waynesburg, PA, Sept 18, 1797, Orphans Court, Greene Co, PA. We desire Benjamin Bell may administer on the estate of Henry Enoch the older, our father, deceased July 14 1797. His sons: Isaac Enoch, Henry Enoch Jr., and William Enoch. Request approved and honored by Major Benjamin Bell, Sept 19, 1797. Deed Bk 1, Clerk's office. Debts were paid from the estate, and others listed were Henry Enoch Jr., Isaac Enoch; Hugh Craig (husband of Nancy Enoch); Enoch Galloway (nephew); Enoch Enoch (brother); Sara Bell (sister) ; John Bell M.D. (nephew); Isaac Enoch.

Paid from Washington Co estate: Armanela Sargent, Elizabeth Bell and William Enoch. Also a note: "Remembrances from home sent down the river and up the Kanawha River to 'Amy' Sargent and Hanna Pribble." 

Family

Sarah (?) b. c 1732
Marriage*c 1747 Bride=Sarah (?)1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S26] Helen Vogt, Westward of ye Laurall Hills, McClain Printing, 1976,.
  2. [S129] Williams-Enoch Genealogy With Allied Families, Compiled and Published by Mabel Williams Bean - with source material by Dr. Hermon P. Williams. (1953),.
  3. [S129] Williams-Enoch Genealogy With Allied Families, Compiled and Published by Mabel Williams Bean - with source material by Dr. Hermon P. Williams. (1953),, p 119-120.
  4. [S1161] Sons of American Revolution Membership Application, Application of William Henry Hanna claiming descendency from Henry Enoch, National #64624.

Hannah Enoch1,2,3

F, b. circa 1766, d. 24 August 1846
FatherHenry Enoch b. 12 May 1732, d. 14 Jul 1797
MotherSarah (?) b. c 1732
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: B.F., 5th cousins with common ancestors Thomas Pribble and Hannah Enoch.

5th cousin with Kclb3 on Ancestry with common ancestors Thomas Pribble and Hannah Enoch. She descends through their son Daniel and I descend through their son Hugh.

5th cousin 1x removed with garryowen69 on Ancestry.com. Common ancestors are Thomas Pribble and Hannah Enoch. I descend through Hugh and he descends through Nancy. 
Married Name Pribble 
Birth*c 1766 Pennsylvania, USA2 
Marriage*Jan 1784 Washington Co., Pennsylvania; Mable Williams Bean and the Gibben-Butcher genealogy give the date of marriage as 1786; Groom=Thomas Pribble2,4,5 
Biography*1793 Mabel Williams Bean reports that in 1793 Hannah Enoch and Thomas Prebble settled on land on the Little Kenewha below the mouth of the Hughes River, then in Harrison Co., afterword Wirt County. The land was given them to her by her father, Henry Enoch.5 
Death*24 Aug 1846 Wood Co, Virginia2,6 
Burial Pribble Cemetery, Newark, Wirt Co., West Virginia; Gravestone Reads: Hannah wife of Thoma Pribble Died Aug 24, 1846 In the 81 year of her age.

Directions to Cemetery:
From Elizabeth, WV.
Take Rt 5 toward Grantsville, just across the first bridge go left onto 53E.
Go 1.6 miles to Newark Road, turn left.
Go 4.4 miles on Newark Rd (just past Foughty's Store) to a chain link driveway opening on the left, turn left.
Mailbox says Morrison.

Go through the gate and straight down grassy lane to the cemetery.6,7
Birth1865 8 

Family

Thomas Pribble b. c 1760, d. 20 Dec 1836
Marriage*Jan 1784 Washington Co., Pennsylvania; Mable Williams Bean and the Gibben-Butcher genealogy give the date of marriage as 1786; Groom=Thomas Pribble2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S26] Helen Vogt, Westward of ye Laurall Hills, McClain Printing, 1976,.
  2. [S107] IGI Record: McCale, L.D., DAR: Pribble,.
  3. [S129] Williams-Enoch Genealogy With Allied Families, Compiled and Published by Mabel Williams Bean - with source material by Dr. Hermon P. Williams. (1953),.
  4. [S371] Brigadier Harry Ulyat, The Memoirs of the Jesse and Elizabeth Preble Family (Baltimore, Maryland 1967, for Private Circulation), p c2.
  5. [S129] Williams-Enoch Genealogy With Allied Families, Compiled and Published by Mabel Williams Bean - with source material by Dr. Hermon P. Williams. (1953),, Page 168.
  6. [S484] Gravestone Reading, Pribble Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV; Floa Swisher (photo August 2004), Gravestone of Hannah Enoch Pribble.
  7. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Hannah (Enoch) Pribble, 1766-24 Aug 1846, Pribble Cemetery, Wirt Co., West Virginia; Memorial # 12462617.
  8. [S484] Gravestone Reading, Pribble Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV; Floa Swisher (photo August 2004), Aug 1846 gravestone of Hannah Pribble indicates that she died in her 81st year.

Thomas Pribble1

M, b. circa 1760, d. 20 December 1836
Signature of Thomas Pribble from his 18 March 1834 Pension Application
FatherThomas Pribble b. 25 Mar 1725, d. a 1796
MotherElizabeth Teagarden
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: B.F., 5th cousins with common ancestors Thomas Pribble and Hannah Enoch.

5th cousin with Kclb3 on Ancestry with common ancestors Thomas Pribble and Hannah Enoch. She descends through their son Daniel and I descend through their son Hugh.

Also, 5th cousin 1x removed with garryowen69 on Ancestry.com. Common ancestors are Thomas Pribble and Hannah Enoch. I descend through Hugh and he descends through Nancy. 
Name Variation Thomas Prebble2,3,4,5 
Birth*c 1760 Baltimore Co., Maryland4,6,1 
Birthc 1762 7 
Marriage*Jan 1784 Washington Co., Pennsylvania; Mable Williams Bean and the Gibben-Butcher genealogy give the date of marriage as 1786; Bride=Hannah Enoch4,6,8 
Census*1790 Washington Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Enumerated as head of household (Thomas Pribble, Jr.), 1 free white male over 16, 1 free white male under 16, 2 females, no slaves.9 
Land TxNov 1796 Wirt Co., Virginia; Before 1783 Richard Lee owned 400 acres of land between the Little Kanawha and the Hughes Rivers in a part of Monongalia County Virginia, but was listed as delinquent for taxes The same area later became part of Harrison, Wood, Jackson and finally Wirt County, West Virginia. Henry Enoch of Pennsylvania became owner of the land by paying the state of Virginia the sum of 10 pounds sterling and 16 shillings. Henry Enoch received a certificate for the land February 14, 1783 and was given a deed on April 9, 1789. The deed was recorded in Harrison County which was formed from Monongalia County in 1784. In November 1796 this same tract of land was sold to Thomas Pribble, Henry's son-in-law. Shortly after, Thomas and his family moved from Greene County to the area.; Principal=Henry Enoch 
Note1817 Pribble Slaves: Information from John M. Jackson (JmJackson1@libaxp.ualr.edu), who transcibed it (verbatim) from a photocopy of pages from "A Pioneer History of Wirt County" by Tommie Sewell (1941). Jackson did not see the original but noted that he kept original puncutation and that this punctuation made it difficult to determine some of the names. Sewell apparently published via a series of newspaper articles:

Mr. [Thomas] Pribble was a slave owner; ARGO, EPHRAIM, EPHA, GREEN, JOHN, and TANNER, were bought at Wheeling in 1817 of John House. Many of the large land owners, Saunders, Enochs, Butchers, and Creels were slave owners.

Pribble Cemetery

Mr. Pribble set aside a certain portion on the west side of this cemetery for his slaves to be buried. Not many years ago, as many as nine graves of these negroes were visible. Some of their names were:

EPHRAM, EPPA, TANNER, also JOHN and EMERSON GREEN, and JENNIE PAYTON, GREEN, who were slaves of Mrs. Hiram Pribble which she secured from her parents, the Butchers.

Other cemeteries in the Little Kanawha Valley where slaves were buried were:

Kinchloe cemetery, Henderson cemetery near Dulin, the Butcher farm at Beech Point, a cemetery near Davisville. The Boggs and Vandal who were slave owners on Spring Creek where in an old cemetery in that locality many were buried.

One slave MARIAH GREEN was buried in the Freeport cemetery. She was the property of Mrs. Deborah Pribble.

The Buckner and Saunders slaves were buried near Davisville and Newark, also, in the Round Bottom cemetery slaves were buried. Some of the Enoch slaves were buried in the old cemetery at Elizabeth."10 
Residence1820 Wood Co., Virginia, USA; Head of household. I can't read demographic headers on census but family is large (copy filed for later analysis).11 
Residence*1830 Wood Co., Virginia, USA; Enumerated as head of household. 3 males (oldest 60-70); 1 female, age 50-60.12 
Note18 Mar 1834 Wood Co., Virginia; Revolutionary War Pension Application: Penn, Prebble or Pribble, Thomas. R8439

Service: VA. (Penn)

State of Virginia
Wood County

On this 18th day of March 1834 __ appeared before me the subscriber a Justice of the peace in and for said county of Wood in the state of Virginia Thomas Preble a resident of the said county of Wood in Virigina aged 74 years who being duly sworn according to Law does on his oath make the following declaration in __ to obtain the benefit of the provisions of the act of congress of the 9th June 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officer and served as herein stated Viz in the year1777 as well as he can recollect he lived on the Muddy creek in Pennsylvania near what was then called Redstone. He volunteered for six months as an Indian spy under captain Jesse Pigman was marched in April 1777 to Redstone fort was there ordered to spy westward and report to the fort. This service he performed from April 1777 till November 1779 more than six months the time for which he was engaged when he was discharged by his captain Col _ _ _ commanded at Redstone fort this year. Then in 1777 he again volunteered under captain William Gross (?) was attached to a regt. of Pa _ under col. Evans he engaged for six months was marched to Pittsburg there joined General McIntosh marched down to Big Prav? there built fort McIntosh from there he was marched up across the country to Lusearawa a _ of the M_ were there they built Fort Laurens and his term of engagement expired in Nov 1778 and he volunteered again to stay and guard that fort for six months longer _ his same captain and Col _ continued till in May 1779 as well as he now recollects when he was discharged having served two tours continuously of six months in the war as private Pa M_ He returned home then in the same month May 1779 he again volunteered under captain David Owens of PaMa was marched down to _ there the troops were stationed and he _ an Indian spyup and down the ohio river till in Dec 1779 when he was discharged by his Captain having served full __ as a private militia man this tour at this time he thinks Col Zane commanded at _ fort _ in March 1780 he volunteered under captains in what is now _ Kentucky marched to the mouth of _ there joined for _ Clarke Logan and then marched that summer to the Chilicothe Towns and Pigen _ of Indians and destroyed a large quantity of Indians _ took a few prisoners and returned. He served in this campaign full six months as a volunteer militia man and was discharged by Captain _. He came up again to Wheeling and in March 1782 he again volunteered under a captain whose name he does not now remember but thinks he was a continental officer. he joined a reigment commanded by Col Williamson and marched against the Indians was in the battle under Cols. Crawford, Williamson and others at Sandusky where we were badly defeated. He escaped with a part of Cols Williamsons command Col Crawford & Captain John McKinley and others were taken prisoners and according to the accounts of Dr. Knight and John Slover who escaped Col Crawford was burnt and Captain McKinlys head was cut off and kicked around the fort. He returned to Pittsburg where in September 1782 he was discharged ahving serve this tour full six months as a militia a private. This was his last service. The defeat of Col Crawford made him sick of such kind of service. He served in all from 1777 till the fall of 1782 not less than two years and six months as an Indian spy and Militia man during the war of the revolution. He knew Genls Hand and McIntosh Cols Gibson Crawford WIlliamson Clark Logan and some Zane and others whose names he has now forgotten. He has no documentory names he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity accept the present and declares that his name is not on the _ roll of the ageny of any state.

Subscribed and sworn to this day and year aforesaid. Thomas Pribble (signature)

Summary of the file made in 1932 in response to an inquiry:

Dear Sir:

Reference is made to your letter requesting information relative to Henry Enoch and Thomas Pribble, soldiers of the Revolutionary War.

The data furnished herein are obtained from the papers on file in pension claim R. 8439, based upon the service of Thomas Pribble in that war.

Thomas Pribble was born in 1760 in Baltimore County, Maryland.

He applied for pension March 13, 1834 at which time he was living in Wood County, Virginia, having moved there in 1796 from Washington Co., Pennsylvania.

He stated that while residing on Muddy Creek near Red Stone, Pennsylvania, he served as Indian Spy under Captain Jesse Pigman, that he served under Captain William Cross in Colonel Evans' Regiment of Pennsylvania militia, marched to Pittsburgh and joined Geneal McIntosh and helped to build Forts McIntosh and Laurens, that he served under Captain David Owns in Colonel Zane's Regiment of Pennsylvania militia as an Indian Spy on the Ohion River, that he joined Colonels Clark and Logan in Kentucky and marched to Chillicothe and the Piqua towns after which he was in the battle of Sandusky under Colonels Crawford and Williamson, that all of his service amounted to two years and six months.

The claim was not allowed as he failed to furnish proof of six months military service as required by pension laws.

it was not stated that the soldier was married.

In 1834, one Isaac Enoch, 2nd., resided in Wood County, Virginia, no relationship to the soldier's family shown.

A search of the Reveolutionary War records of this office fails to show a claim for pension or bounty land on file on account of the service of Henry Enoch.

Very truly yours,

A.D. Hiller
Assistant to Administrator1 
Death*20 Dec 1836 Newark (now WV), Wood Co, Virginia13,4 
Burial* Pribble Cemetery, Newark, Wirt Co., West Virginia; Gravestone reads: In Memory of Thomas Pribble who departed this life Dec. 20, 1836 in the 74 year of his age

Directions to cemetery from Elizabeth, WV: Take Rt 5 toward Grantsville, just across the first bridge go left onto 53E. Go 1.6 miles to Newark Road, turn left. Go 4.4 miles on Newark Rd (just past Fought's Store) to a chain link driveway opening on the left, turn left. Mailbox says Morrison. Go through the gate and straight down grassy lane to the cemetery. (Note this cemetery was in Wood Co., Virginia at the time - the county and state boarders now put it in Wirt Co., West Virginia.)
Note* Wood Co., Virginia; An inventory of the estate was filed on 14 February 1837 at $2,590.80, including two slaves:

1 Negro man named Argo $1,000
1 Negro boy named Ephraim $600

An estate sale was held and recorded on 15 February 1837. Total sales were $745.54.

At the sale, items were purchased by Pribbles with the following names: (some names skipped that were illegible) Daniel, Hannah, Hugh, Henry, and Hiram Pribble

Hiram Pribble was the administrator.

Thomas' widow, Hannah, purchased use of two slaves:

Black Hires until 1st Jan 1838
Hannah Pribble hires Argo at $135.12
" " " Ephraim at $20.1114 

Family

Hannah Enoch b. c 1766, d. 24 Aug 1846
Marriage*Jan 1784 Washington Co., Pennsylvania; Mable Williams Bean and the Gibben-Butcher genealogy give the date of marriage as 1786; Bride=Hannah Enoch4,6,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S467] Thomas Pribble;.
  2. [S26] Helen Vogt, Westward of ye Laurall Hills, McClain Printing, 1976,.
  3. [S105] Alvaro Franklin Gibbens, Gibbens-Butcher Genealogy; Embracing Also Barnett, Brown, Buckner, Byrne, Champlain, Enoch, Fairfax, Hannaman, Herbert, Riggs; and Bibbee, Drake, Kincheloe, Morrell, Pribble, Pilcher, Paedro, Reeder, Triplett, Vaughan, Vandiver, Warnick, and other Pioneer Families of Virginia who Migrated West of the Alleghanies (Parkersburg, WV: Gordon B. Gibbens, Publisher: 1894),.
  4. [S107] IGI Record: McCale, L.D., DAR: Pribble,.
  5. [S129] Williams-Enoch Genealogy With Allied Families, Compiled and Published by Mabel Williams Bean - with source material by Dr. Hermon P. Williams. (1953),.
  6. [S371] Brigadier Harry Ulyat, The Memoirs of the Jesse and Elizabeth Preble Family (Baltimore, Maryland 1967, for Private Circulation), p c2.
  7. [S484] Gravestone Reading, Pribble Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV; Floa Swisher (photo August 2004), 1836 gravestone of Thomas Pribble indicates that he died in his 74th year.
  8. [S129] Williams-Enoch Genealogy With Allied Families, Compiled and Published by Mabel Williams Bean - with source material by Dr. Hermon P. Williams. (1953),, Page 168.
  9. [S342] 1790 Federal Census, Washington Co., PA.
  10. [S492] John M. Jackson, Internet Posting e-mail address.
  11. [S344] 1820 Federal Census, Wood Co., VA, p 190.
  12. [S341] 1830 Federal Census, Wood Co., VA, page 394.
  13. [S105] Alvaro Franklin Gibbens, Gibbens-Butcher Genealogy; Embracing Also Barnett, Brown, Buckner, Byrne, Champlain, Enoch, Fairfax, Hannaman, Herbert, Riggs; and Bibbee, Drake, Kincheloe, Morrell, Pribble, Pilcher, Paedro, Reeder, Triplett, Vaughan, Vandiver, Warnick, and other Pioneer Families of Virginia who Migrated West of the Alleghanies (Parkersburg, WV: Gordon B. Gibbens, Publisher: 1894), gives date as October 1836.
  14. [S324] Thomas Pribble,.

Agnes Margaret Harper1,2

F, d. before 1820
FatherSamuel Harper3 b. c 1730, d. 6 Dec 1774
MotherJennet Strang3 b. c 1734
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: DCMKE 5th cousin with common ancestors Lawrence Mealey and Agnes Harper. He descends from James and Eliza (Skelton) and I descend from Agnes.

Aunt Ruth is also a DNA cousin on Ancestry.com with CherylAloudon with common ancestors Lawrence Mealey and Agnes Margaret (Margaret Agnes) Mealey. She descends through Thomas, we descend through Agnes.

Aunt Ruth is also a DNA cousin on Ancestry.com with C.B. with common ancestors Lawrence Mealey and Agnes Margaret (Margaret Agnes) Mealey. She descends through Thomas, we descend through Agnes. Connection to Dx is 5th cousin 1x removed. 
Married Name Mealey 
Marriage*17 Nov 1777 Widow Young's House, Hopewell, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Married by Rev. James Clarkson, witnesses: Isaac McIssac and Alexander Allison; Groom=Lawrence Mealey4 
Biography*1796 From an 1860 sketch by Sarah Harper Pollock, daugher of Samuel Harper, Jr.: My father's eldest sister married a Mr. Mealy and sometime in 1796 emigrated to Ohio and settled near Mariatta. Her husband died when her children were small, but by Divine assistance she brought her children up in that new and then unsettled part of the country, to be models in piety and usefulness, and their descendants to the third and fourth generation are numbered with the followers of Christ.5 
Residence*1810 New Point, Wood Co., Virginia; Head of houseold of 7: 1 Female over 45, 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 3 females 16-256 
Death*b 1820 Ritchie Co., Virginia 
Burial* Harrisville Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Gravesite was not marked in the 1990s but a memorial stone was subsequently added later7

Family

Lawrence Mealey b. c 1756, d. 1808
Marriage*17 Nov 1777 Widow Young's House, Hopewell, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Married by Rev. James Clarkson, witnesses: Isaac McIssac and Alexander Allison; Groom=Lawrence Mealey4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Minnie Kendall Lowther, History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling News, ca 1911, F247.R6 L8, xiv, 681p.
  2. [S55] John Plummer Harris, Letter: John P. Harris to Josephine M. Stiles, 26 August 1879,.
  3. [S1258] David Maley Dixie Hansen. e-mail address. Email dated: 6 Febuary 2013.
  4. [S207] Guinston United Presbyterian Church, Chanceford, York Co., PA, Entry ID: USA, (Marriages 1772-1846), Guinston Church Records (Chanceford, York Co., PA): Lawrence Mealy and Agnes Harper of Hopewell, were joined in marriage at Widow young's house, Nov 17, 1777, by Rev. James Clarkson; wit: Isaac McIssac and Alexander Allison.,.
  5. [S1289] Samuel Harper Leeper, History of the descendants of Samuel Harper, James Purdy, and James Leeper: and other branches of the Leeper and Harper families, with addresses delivered at the reunion of their families on the Hookstown fair grounds, August 30, 1893 (Eagle Press, July 20, 1894),.
  6. [S535] 1810 Federal Census, Newpoint, Wood Co., Virginia, Image 9.
  7. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  8. [S1286] Guinston United Presbyterian Church, Chanceford, York Co., PA, Entry ID: USA, Baptism of Samuel Mealy, son on Lawrence and Agnes Mealy on 15 Dec 1778,.

Lawrence Mealey1,2,3

M, b. circa 1756, d. 1808
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Biography History of Ritchie County, by Lowther, pg 24 & 25:

Lawrence Maley-- During the early springtime of the year 1803, Lawrence Maley, a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian, built the first cabin in what is now Union district, one mile east of Harrisville, on the farm that is designated as the "Cannon", but better known to the older citizens, as the Mrs. Ann Harris homestead.

Having a wife and eight children, the eldest, a son, twenty-one years of age, and finding it necessary to clear a cornfield at once, he built a rude shelter, by driving stakes in the ground and peeling popular bark for a roof, upon the bank of the river nearly opposite the residence of Grandison Wolfe, which served for a dwelling until the corn had been planted, when he erected a better one, near the present site of the Cannon residence.His nearest neighbor was then at Pennsboro, but others soon found their way into this wilderness, and a settlement was formed, which, for forty years, was known at the "Maley settlement."

Mr. Maley was the paternal grandfather of Ritchie county's most distinguished son, the late General T.M. Harris and he was a native of southern Ireland, the son of an Irish nobleman.He being one of the younger sons of the family was committed to the care of his mothers brother, a Catholic priest to be trained, perhaps for the priesthood; and finding life very unpleasant under such circumstances, he ran away and came to America, near the close of the Revolutionary War. Landing in Philadelphia, he drifted into the country near by, where he became associated with a family of Seceders by the name of Harper. (The Seceders were one of a numerous body of Presbyterians who seceded from the communion of the established church in Scotland in 1733), an association which resulted in his marriage to Miss Agnes Harper, a little later.

Mrs. Maley inherited a small dowery from her fathers estate, which she exchanged with a man in Philadelphia for a thousand acres of land in what is now the Harrisville vicinity, in 1795; and she and her husband, with Thier family and possessions, started at once to take charge of this new acquisition; but when they reached Harper's Ferry, after a long and perilous journey over the mountains, learning of the hostility of the Indians in this section, they changed their course, and went to the Shenandoah valley, where they remained, in Rockbridge county, until they came to Ritchie, in 1803.

Mr. Maley did not long survive the hardships of this wilderness life, and in 1808, he filled the first grave that was "hollowed out" in the old "Pioneer cemetery," on the Cannon farm, one mile northeast of Harrisville. His wife rests by his side.

Their children were as follows:
William, Thomas and Mrs. Mary McCoy, all of Illinois; Dr. Samuel, James and John of Iowa; Mrs. Agnes (John) Harris and Miss Margaret Maley, who lie sleeping in the Harrisville cemetery." 
Biography It was in 1740 that Lawrence Mealey, the founder of the family in America left his home in Scotland and crossed the Atlantic to the New World. He made a settlement in the colony of Pennsylvania, near Carlisle, and followed farming as a means of livelihood. When the was broke out in which the people bravely battled for independence, he enlisted in the ranks and at the battle of Long Island was taken prisoner. However, he was afterward freed and at the close of the struggle was honorably discharged. He died in West Virginia.4 
Biography Annabelle Harris Aikin:

Regarding Lawrence Maley. I find that in many places, in the European law of Priomogeniture, the younger children are placed by the oldest brother. He is expected to find homes for them. Of course their wishes are not always heeded. Lawrence Maley's father placed his brother, Lawrence Maley in the Catholic school for training for a priest. He became a member of staff of teachers. When my ancestor's father died, he was placed in this school by his brother. He was not satisfied and in later time, ran away and hid in the ship's hold. After he was a safe distance from land they discovered him and he was not allowed to land until someone paid for his trip. After this, the stow-away must labor for this man until he has paid the amount. History records that some of these men were bought by the army. To me this explains why Col. Blaine brought him to the army. At one time the British closed the harbor for New York and the vessels came to Baltimore and Phila. General Thomas Maley Harris lived to be 96. I visited him each time I was in Harrisville. He once was talking of Lawrence Maley and told me his Irish name was O'Mealey. That he later took the American name Maley. In the east at that time it was not necessary to go before the court to have the name changed. My Uncle also told me that Lawrence Maley went to Lancaster after his service in the war. As Lancaster was on the main road between Harrisburg and Phila. at that time they likely gave that as their home although they may have lived in an adjoining county. I notice that Lancaster Co. is now referred to as headquarters for the Pennsylvania Dutch (Hollanders). This section is quite fertile and the Dutch are careful of the soil.

The John P. Harris you refer to was my father. He was born in 1820 and lived until 1886. It was during this period that the Maley's moved west. He and Dr. Samuel Maley were friends and my father visited his Ill. and Iowa cousins before my day. It is my understanding that Dr. Maley at one time visited his W.Va. friends. Lawrence Maley conducted the first private boy's school in the Harrisville vicinity. The public school was not established until after W. Va was admitted to the Union in 1863.

[Later, she writes: I do not consider that I am very good authority on these records. This is mostly what Gen. T.M. Harris told me.]5 
Biography* Matheny's "Major General Thomas Maley Harris":

The Maley family in southern Ireland was wealthy and the family head a nobleman. It was the Irish custom to bestow the entire estate on the eldest son and train the others in the trades. It had been the pride of the Maley family to have had at least one member of every generation trained for the priesthood in the Catholic faith. Sometime before our American Revolution, Lawrence Maley, being one of the younger sons with no inheritance to look forward to, was given to his mother's brother, a priest, for training in that order. He was irked at having his profession picked out for him without his consent and about the time of the closing of the Revolution, left Ireland and worked his passage to the United States. He settled in Philadelphia and soon became acquainted with the Harper family. They were staunch members of the Seceder branch of the Presbyterian Church, and in a short time Lawrence renounced his own faith and joined that of his benefactors. Lawrence Maley married Agnes Harper and continued to live with her parents.

When Agnes Harper (Maley's) father died, she was left with a small dowry. The post-war depression caused hard times in the country, and when the young couple was offered 1,000 acres of virgin forest land in Western Virginia in exchange for the dowry, a trade was made. In 1795 the family, with all their possessions, started the long journey to what was then known as the Indian Country.

The trip was tiresome and when Harper's Ferry was reached, they decided to stay for a few weeks and rest. While there they learned of a new outbreak of Indian hostility in the western part of the state and decided the Ohio Valley was not yet safe for settlement. As they had friends farther to the south they journeyed through the Shenandoah Valley until they reached Rockbridge County, where they rented a farm and erected a log house for their home. They remained in that locality for six years, but the idea of settling on their thousand acres in the west had not been abandoned. The Indian War in the Ohio Valley had been over for several years and in the spring of 1803 they decided it was safe for them to move to their permanent home. Pack horses were bought and with his wife, eight children and the family possessions, Lawrence Maley began the journey over the snake and wolf infested mountains to his new home two hundred and fifty miles away.

When they arrived at their wilderness homestead, a crude temporary shelter was erected on the bank of Hughes' River, opposite to what was later known as the William Flanagan home. The location was one mile from the present town of Harrisville, and in the newly created Wood County.

The entire family worked at clearing the ground for a crop of corn on which to exist during the coming winter. Not until that work was done was work started on a more permanent home.

Lawrence Maley was a religious man and had great respect for his new faith. He erected a log church in his settlement and religious services were held regularly by the settlers. They had no minister, but welcomed any itinerant man of god who wandered into their county. Maley remained a Seceder Presbyterian all his life but respected the religious convictions of others.

Another source: The first house of worship was erected on the lands of Lawrence Mealey, at the site of the old graveyard near the residence of Miss Ann Harris, and was for many years used by the Baptist denomination almost exclusively, but later by the Baptists and Presbyterians in common, when the latter denomination began to send missionaries on tour... W. Va. Heritage: The first church organization was perfected at the house of Lawrence Mealey by the Rev. John Drake of the Baptist Church in 1815. Maley built the first cabin in the Union District one mile east of Harrisville, on the farm designated as the "Cannon." Minnie Kendall Lowther describes the building of that first cabin:

...finding it necessary to clear a cornfield at once, he built a rude shelter, by driving stakes in the ground, and peeling popular bark for a roof, upon the bank of the river opposite the residence of Grandison Wolfe.

Maley is buried (in fact, he was the first to be buried there) at the Old Settler's Cemetery" in Ritchie County (located on the Cannon Farm). This author could not find the gravestone on a visit to the cemetery in 1985, although stones for members of the Harris and Blue families were there (though mostly not standing).

Information from the history provided by Grace Harris (Gould) is a little bit different in two respects:

1. It is indicated by Grace Harris that when Lawrence Maley decided to come to America, that he came as a "stowaway." Other sources have indicated that he worked his passage to America.

2. When Lawrence Maley came to America, he landed in New York, was placed in the Army, and spent the winter at Valley Forge. After the war was ended, he located at Lancaster Pennsylvania.

From A Brief History And Genealogy of the Mealey - Maley and Allied Families in America ('756 - 1956) Descendants Primarily of Lawrence Mealey (1756 - 1808) A Soldier of The American Revolution compiled by William Sumner Junkin and Minnie Wyatt Junkin, Tigard Oregon, 1962:

Lerans, Levans, Laurence, Lawrence O'Mealey, Mealey, Malay or Maley of Scotch or Scotch-Irish ancestry was born about 1756 probably in Northern Ireland (according to family legend, at Raphoe County, Donegal): Died in 1808 in Wood County, Virginia (now near Harrisville, Ritchie County, West Virginia; married (Margaret) Agnes Harper (daughter of a wealthy farmer residing west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). The arrival of the first Mealey (Maley) family has not been chronicled due largely to the fact no registration was required, no oath of allegiance was necessary as they were already citizens of the British Empire.

The first record of (Lawrence, Lorans) (O'Malay) (Mealey or Maley) was his enlistment in Colonial Army in the war for Independence, Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Volume II, pp 223, 226.

Lawrence Mealey, Raphoe, county Donegal, Ireland: enlisted from Hopewell, February 21 1776, private in (Captain) David Griers' Company raised in York County (Pennsylvania) January and February 1776. Rifleman. Age 20: Taken prisoner June 8, 1776: Parolled August, 9, 1776."

Pennsylvania Archives 5th Series, Volume VI, page 347

Militia of Cumberland County. Roll of Third Company of the 5th Battalion of Cumberland County Militia, December 1780: Levans Mealey.

Ibid, page 349:

Role of 3rd Company of the Fifth Battalion of Cumberland County Militia, December 1780: Levans Mealey.

Agnes Harper resided near Philadelphia. She was a member of a family of Seceders (one of a numerous body of Presbyterians who seceded from the communion of the established church in Scotland in 1733).

Her husband, Lawrence O'Mealy, who had fled from training as a Catholic Priest, was converted to the Presbyterian faith through the efforts of her family.

Agnes inherited a small dowry from her father's estate which she exchanged with a man in Philadelphia for 1000 acres in what is now the Harrisville vicinity. In 1795 she and Lawrence headed for that tract of land, and got as far as Harper's Ferry. There they heard about the Indian hostilities in the area they were heading towards and, as a result, changed course and went to Rockbridge County in the Shenandoah Valley. Finally, 8 years later, they came to Ritchie County.

6 
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: DCMKE 5th cousin with common ancestors Lawrence Mealey and Agnes Harper. He descends from James and Eliza (Skelton) and I descend from Agnes.

Aunt Ruth is also a DNA cousin on Ancestry.com with CherylAloudon with common ancestors Lawrence Mealey and Agnes Margaret (Margaret Agnes) Mealey. She descends through Thomas, we descend through Agnes.

Aunt Ruth is also a DNA cousin on Ancestry.com with C.B. with common ancestors Lawrence Mealey and Agnes Margaret (Margaret Agnes) Mealey. She descends through Thomas, we descend through Agnes. Connection to Dx is 5th cousin 1x removed. 
Birth*c 1756 Raphoe, Donegal, Ireland7 
Immigration*c 1776 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 
Milit-Beg*27 Aug 1776 Long Island, New York; American Revolution

Battle of Long Island

Account as found in the Pennsylvania Archives, Pittsburgh, PA. (p 223, 5 Series, Volume 2 in Carnegie Library)
Laurence Maley, Rapho County, Donegal, Ireland. (born 1756) Enlisted from Hopewell, Pennsylvania, Feb 21st, 1776. Age 20 yrs. Taken prisoner June 8th, 1776. Paroled August 9th, 1776. Private in 6th Pennsylvania Battalion, Toll of Captain David Griers, company, raised in York County, January and February, 1776.4 
Marriage*17 Nov 1777 Widow Young's House, Hopewell, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Married by Rev. James Clarkson, witnesses: Isaac McIssac and Alexander Allison; Bride=Agnes Margaret Harper8 
Residence*1803 Rockbridge Co; ||Harrisville, Wood Co., VA9 
Death*1808 Ritchie Co., West Virginia 
Burial* Harrisville Pioneer Cemetery, Harrisville, Ritchie Co., West Virginia; Original Gravemarker is not present (if it ever was), 2 markers have been added in later years - one recognizing Mealey's Revolutionary War Service, and the other recognizing The Mealey Family as the earliest settlers of Harrisville.10

Family

Agnes Margaret Harper d. b 1820
Marriage*17 Nov 1777 Widow Young's House, Hopewell, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Married by Rev. James Clarkson, witnesses: Isaac McIssac and Alexander Allison; Bride=Agnes Margaret Harper8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Minnie Kendall Lowther, History of Ritchie County, West Virginia, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling News, ca 1911, F247.R6 L8, xiv, 681p.
  2. [S102] Thomas Condit and Maxwell, Hu Miller, West Virginia And Its People, multi volume. (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913),.
  3. [S104] William Sumner and Junkin, Minnie Wyatt Junkin, A Brief History and Genealogy of the Mealey - Maley and Allied Families in America (1756-1956); A Soldier of the American Revolution (Tigard, OR: unpublished, 1962),.
  4. [S469] Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa (Lake City Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890), page 253-255.
  5. [S359] Annabelle Harris Aikin W.S. Junkin. 1951-1954, copies in possession of Dixie Hansen, Saint Paul, MN. Copy also donated to the Ritchie County, WV Historical Society..
  6. [S6] H. Matheny, Major General Thomas Maley Harris, 1963, Unknown repository, E467.1.H25M3,.
  7. [S104] William Sumner and Junkin, Minnie Wyatt Junkin, A Brief History and Genealogy of the Mealey - Maley and Allied Families in America (1756-1956); A Soldier of the American Revolution (Tigard, OR: unpublished, 1962), Age deduced from the fact that he was listed as age 20 at the time of his enlistment in the Colonial Army in 1776.
  8. [S207] Guinston United Presbyterian Church, Chanceford, York Co., PA, Entry ID: USA, (Marriages 1772-1846), Guinston Church Records (Chanceford, York Co., PA): Lawrence Mealy and Agnes Harper of Hopewell, were joined in marriage at Widow young's house, Nov 17, 1777, by Rev. James Clarkson; wit: Isaac McIssac and Alexander Allison.,.
  9. [S313] Letter from General Thomas M. Harris, published in the Transallegheny Hisotrical Magaizne, Vol 1, No. 2.
  10. [S133] David M. Scott., Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993 (Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., 1995),.
  11. [S1286] Guinston United Presbyterian Church, Chanceford, York Co., PA, Entry ID: USA, Baptism of Samuel Mealy, son on Lawrence and Agnes Mealy on 15 Dec 1778,.

? Plummer

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Death*  
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: HELSLEY6, 5th cousins twice removed with common ancestors ? Gould and ? Plummer. We are also 5th cousins 1x removed with common ancestors Nathan Gould and Martha Gilbert. 
Married Name Harris 
Married Name Miller 
Marriage* Groom=? Harris 

Family

? Harris
Children

? Harris

M
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: HELSLEY6, 5th cousins twice removed with common ancestors ? Gould and ? Plummer. We are also 5th cousins 1x removed with common ancestors Nathan Gould and Martha Gilbert. 
Note* Since I can't fit this information in with any other record I have of this early family, I'm adding it as a note:

Annabelle Harris Aikin: John Harris and a brother (name unknown), came to Baltimore, (date unknown), from Wales. Welsh name O'Harro. They became separated and no trace of the brother was ever found. John Harris married a New Jersey woman, Mrs. Plummer, a widow who proved to be quite a cultured woman. They settled in Eastern Va. When their family was grown, they moved to the region near Clarksburg, W. Va. A short time later Mrs. Plummer Harris died. John Harris' second wife was a Clarksburg woman. The children of the first family then moved to what is now Harrisville. The second family have brilliant minds, but their standing is not high in the Clarksburg area.

In the first family there were two sons, James and John. About 1803 James moved to what is now Ritchie County, WV. He purchased quite a tract of land at 50-cents per acre, and the town of Harrisville was built here and named for him. His sons moved to Janesville, O. , when grown, and we have no record of them.1 
Death*  
Biography* "West Virginia and Its People":

____ Harris, the founder of this family, came from Ireland to the colonies, before the revolution, landing in Philadelphia and about 1800 he came to Harrison county, Virginia. He married Mrs. (Plummer) Miller. Children 1. Thomas, who preceded his brother into what is now Ritchie county, and from him Harrisville is named: he married Nancy Cunningham. 2. John, of whom further. 2. Margaret, marreid Elijah M. Cunningham. 4. Jane, married Benjamin Starr. 5. Anna married John Harris. 6. ___, married Nutter Webb.

In 1800 the nameless Harris came with several of his grown children to what
is now Harrison County Virginia. Shortly thereafter he moved on, leaving
at least 4 of his children behind. The family apparently lost track of him
after that time.

The town of Harrisville was named after Thomas Harris, one of the sons left
behind, and the brother of our ancestor, John Harris.
 
Birth* Ireland 
Marriage* Bride=? Plummer 
Immigration*b 1774 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 

Family

? Plummer
Marriage* Bride=? Plummer 
Children

Citations

  1. [S359] Annabelle Harris Aikin W.S. Junkin. 1951-1954, copies in possession of Dixie Hansen, Saint Paul, MN. Copy also donated to the Ritchie County, WV Historical Society..

Martha Watt1,2,3

F, b. 8 November 1770, d. 8 March 1852
FatherJohn Watt
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor* DNA cousin on Ancestry.com: BethanyMaines on 2 lines. 5th cousin twice removed with common ancestors Nathan Gould and Martha Gilbert. 5th cousin once removed with common ancestors Noah Sexton and Martha Watt.

DNA cousin on Ancestry with M.F. on Ancestry. We are 4th cousins 1x removed with common ancestors Noah Sexton and Martha Watt. She descends from their son Noah and I descend from their son George. We are double cousins - also related on Gould line. 
Name Variation Patty 
Married Name Sexton 
Birth*8 Nov 1770 2,3 
Marriage*23 Jul 1789 Worthington, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts; Groom=Noah Sexton4 
Death*8 Mar 1852 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia2,3 
Burial* French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Gravestone Reads:
Martha
wife of
Noah Sexton
Died
March 8th 1852
Aged 81 Years
3 mts & 25 ds
Daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier
Erected by Matthew Grant Chapter D.A.R.

Frency Creek Prebyterian Church; French Creek, Upshur Co., WV - Photo taken May 19905,6

Family

Noah Sexton b. 2 Apr 1764, d. 7 Jun 1838
Marriage*23 Jul 1789 Worthington, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts; Groom=Noah Sexton4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Harry W. Vance, The Pioneer, Souvenir of the French Creek Homecoming, August 4-6, 1916, Unknown repository, 975.462V222,.
  2. [S23] Virginia Bly Hoover, The Pioneer - 1984, French Creek, Upshur Co, WV, 1984.
  3. [S80]
  4. [S47] Vital Records of Worthington, MA The Year 1850, Boston, MA 1911, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 974.461 W45.1,.
  5. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, May 1990.
  6. [S119] Raymond Jr. Wolfe., Meade District Cemeteries, compiled for Upshur County Genealogical Society (1987),.

Noah Sexton1,2,3,4

M, b. 2 April 1764, d. 7 June 1838
FatherNoah Sexton b. 5 Sep 1740, d. Apr 1777
MotherAma Worthington b. 12 Apr 1741
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
DNA Ancestor 3rd cousin 1x removed with M.F. on Ancestry. Common ancestors are Gilbert Gould and Mehitabel Taylor. She descends from their son Gilbert Taylor Gould, I descend from their son Ashley Gould.

We're also connected on the Sexton line. Common ancestors are Noah Sexton and Martha Patty Watt. She descends from Harriet and I descend from George. 
Biography* From the French Creek PIONEER, 1984:

Noah Sexton was born 2 April, 1764, in Massachusetts, and died 7
June, 1838, at French Creek. He first came to Middle Fork River
near Queens, in 1816, as did the Leonards, Tenneys, and others.
He came from Worthington, Massachusetts. Later he moved to
French Creek.

His wife was Martha Watts, the daughter of a Revolutionary
soldier, who was born 8 November, 1770, and died 8 March, 1852.
They were the parents of William, who married Sarah Jackson;
Jason, who lived at Buffalo, New York; George, who married Jane
Peebles, Augustus, who married Anne Young and Amie, the wife of
John Burr.

Virginia Bly Hoover
French Creek, 1976

From "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of The Revolutionary
War" / 1905:

Sexton, Noah. Private, Capt. Gideon Stebben's co., 4th Hampshire
Co. regt.; service, 3 days; company marched to Northampton in
June, 1782, to suppress the mob. Roll dated Belchertown.

From DAR Application #199294 (Lena Ferrell Rex)

Bought land in worthington Mass. Nove 15, 1788. A Blacksmith.
Married July 23, 1789, Worthington, Mass.

Deed 1808 from father in law. Sold this and acknowledged deed at
Worthington Mass. May 9, 1816. In 1816 moved to Middle Fork
River Virginia (near Queen's WV). Died June 7, 1838, WV, Aged 74
years, 3 months, 5 days. 
Birth*2 Apr 1764 Colchester, Massachusetts; Parents are listed as Noah and Ama2,5 
Marriage*23 Jul 1789 Worthington, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts; Bride=Martha Watt6 
Residence*a 1816 near Queens, Upshur Co., Virginia; He first came to the Middle Fork River near Queens in Upshur County in 1816. Later he moved to French Creek. 
Death*7 Jun 1838 French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia2
Burial* French Creek Presbyterian Church, French Creek, Upshur Co., West Virginia; Gravestone Reads:
Noah Sexton
Died
June 7
1938
Aged 74 years
3 mts & 5 ds
with Revolutionary Solder Plaque

French Creek Presbyterian Church; French Creek, Upshur Co., WV - Photo taken May 19904,7 

Family

Martha Watt b. 8 Nov 1770, d. 8 Mar 1852
Marriage*23 Jul 1789 Worthington, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts; Bride=Martha Watt6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Harry W. Vance, The Pioneer, Souvenir of the French Creek Homecoming, August 4-6, 1916, Unknown repository, 975.462V222,.
  2. [S23] Virginia Bly Hoover, The Pioneer - 1984, French Creek, Upshur Co, WV, 1984.
  3. [S79] Secretary of the Commonwealth., Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1905),.
  4. [S119] Raymond Jr. Wolfe., Meade District Cemeteries, compiled for Upshur County Genealogical Society (1987),.
  5. [S1149] Barbour Collection (abstracts)., Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) (Ancestry.com; Provo UT), Volume 1, Page 88.
  6. [S47] Vital Records of Worthington, MA The Year 1850, Boston, MA 1911, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 974.461 W45.1,.
  7. [S22] Cemetery Inscription, personally observed, Dixie A. Hansen, May 1990.

Nehemiah Smith1

M, d. 1792
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Marriage* Bride=Hannah ? 
Probate*14 Jun 1792 Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA1 
Death*1792 Marlborough, Ulster, New York, USA 

Family

Hannah ?
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] Gustave Anjou, Ulster County, N.Y. Probate Records (1906; Reprinted Rhinebeck, N.Y: Palatine Transcripts, 1980),.

Hannah ?

F
Appears on charts:Ancestry of Helen Grace Gould
Ancestry of Tommie Glenn Stemm , III
Marriage* Groom=Nehemiah Smith 
Death*  
Married Name Smith 

Family

Nehemiah Smith d. 1792
Children

John Peebles1,2

M, b. 1705
FatherRobert Piebols b. 1675, d. 3 Sep 1772
MotherSarah ? b. 1678, d. 15 Nov 1760
Death*  
Birth*1705 Antrim?, Ulster, Ireland1 
Immigration*4 Aug 1718 S: William, Boston, Massachusetts2 

Citations

  1. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964),.
  2. [S223] Robert /Piebols/.

Sarah Peebles1

F, b. 29 May 1719
FatherRobert Piebols b. 1675, d. 3 Sep 1772
MotherSarah ? b. 1678, d. 15 Nov 1760
Death*  
Birth*29 May 1719 Worcester, Massachusetts1 

Citations

  1. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964),.

Mary Peebles1

F, b. 12 October 1722
FatherRobert Piebols b. 1675, d. 3 Sep 1772
MotherSarah ? b. 1678, d. 15 Nov 1760
Death*  
Birth*12 Oct 1722 Worcester, Massachusetts1 

Citations

  1. [S78] Leslie A. Peebles, Robert Peebles From Ulster, 1718. Patrick of Pelham, Mass., 1738; Some of their Descendants with Some "Other" Peebles (Marathon, NY: unpublished, 1964),.

John Hawkins

M, d. 1619
FatherJohn Hawkins
Marriage* Bride=Mary ? 
Death*1619 of Bocking, Essex, England 

Family

Mary ? d. 3 May 1635
Children

Mary ?

F, d. 3 May 1635
Marriage* Groom=John Hawkins 
Married Name Hawkins 
Death*3 May 1635 of Bocking, Essex, England 

Family

John Hawkins d. 1619
Children