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The Humes Family of County Tyrone, Ireland, Chester and Beaver Counties, Pennsylvania

Laura Ethel (Humes) Schaney; Frank Humes;
Ada (Humes) Wallace and Alice Jane (Humes) Wilson


Patrick Humes (1774-1857)

Patrick Humes was born 1774 in County Tyrone, Ireland, he emigrated to Chester county, Pennsylvania, in 1804, and married 1805, in Chester Co. PA, Susan Martin who was born 1790 in Ireland, and died in 1862. In 1823 the family removed to a tract of land in Western Pennsylvania, one of seven tracts for which he had traded a horse some years before, containing in all about 1200 acres. Patrick died 8 Jul 1857, Beaver Co. PA, and is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cem., Beaver Co. PA. This is a very old cemetery and on a personal visit I could not find the stone.

In the list "Passenger Arrivals at the port of Philadelphia 1800-1819" is found:
Martin, Susan; Hannah; 12 Dec 1809. Hannah.
Martin, Eleanor; Hannah; 12 Dec 1809. Hannah.
Humes, Patrick; Hannah; 12 Dec 1809. Hannah.

The Hannah sailed 12 Dec 1809 from Liverpool and Londonderry.

I have not verified that these people are the same Susan Martin and Patrick Humes, if so, they may have met on the ship Hannah, as on the ship they are not listed as a family unit. The emigration of these people in 1809, does not match the story in the History of Butler County which says "In 1805 he (Patrick Humes) married Miss Susan Martin, of Chester county, and in 1823 the family removed to a tract of land in Western Pennsylvania."

Patrick Humes will was probated, July 18, 1857.

Children of Patrick and Susan:
Ellen, William, Catherine, Mary, Rebecca, Elizabeth, David, Martin and John.

Martin Humes (1830-1881)

Martin Humes, son of Patrick and Susan (Martin) Humes, was born 1830 in New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co. PA. Martin died Jan 10, 1881, New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co. PA. He married first Mary Ellen Burns, daughter of Samuel Burns Sr. and Eleanor "Ellen" Tucker, born 1832 in Pennsylvania, she died sometime before 1866, there were four children of this marriage. He married second Rhoda A. Burns, daughter of Samuel Burns Sr. and Eleanor "Ellen" Tucker, and sister of his first wife, born Aug 1834, New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co. PA, she died Mar 7, 1924, and is buried in Grove Cem. New Brighton, Beaver Co. PA.

Children of Martin and Mary Ellen are:
Clark, Homer, Alice and Lavada.

Children of Martin and Rhoda are:
John Wesley, Franklin, William, Laura and Eva.

Laura Ethel Humes (1874-1927) daughter of Martin and Rhoda (Burns) Humes, married October 20, 1892 in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Phillip Martin Schaney (1867-1917), son of John "Johannes" and Caroline (Brandenberger) Schaney. They resided in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Please see The Schaney (Schoene) Family page for Philip and Laura's family and descendants.


References:

  1. Beaver County Courthouse, Beaver Co., PA, Will Books and Register's Docket, Humes, Patrick - 1858, Will Book D, Page 60.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co. PA.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, New Sewickley Twp., Beaver Co., PA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, New Sewickly, Beaver Co. PA.
  6. Clear, Helen G. , Letter, March 14, 1993.
  7. Clear, Schmidt, Winne, Complete Index of Will Books and Register's Docket, Beaver Co. PA, 1800-1900 , (1980), Humes, David - 1877, Will Book F, Page 208, Register's Docket, 3, Page 164.
  8. History of Butler County, Pennsylvania , (1895).
  9. Humes, Martin, Estate Records, 1881, Register's Docket, 3, Page 451
  10. "Humes, John Wesley, Obituary," Warren Tribune Chronicle, Warrren, Ohio: December 17th 1940.
  11. Schaney Family Bible - Phillip Martin Schaney Family .
  12. Certificate of Marriage, Phillip Martin Schaney to Laura Ethel Humes , (The Marriage License Docket of the County of Beaver, Pennsylvania.).
  13. Laura Ethel (Humes) Schaney, Obituary, Warren Tribune Chronicle, 16-Jul-1927.

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