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Kathryn (Leedom) Ives Genealogy
29. SILAS YERKES4 (John3, Herman2, Anthony1), third son and sixth child of John Yerkes by his wife Alice McVaugh, was born in Moreland, Montgomery (formerly Philadelphia) County, Pennsylvania, 20 December, 1752; died in Abington Township, same county, in 1779; married, circa 1778, Hannah Craft, born circa 1758; died (Abington Monthly Meeting Records) 12 September, 1830, in the seventy-second year of her age; daughter of Barnet Craft by his wife Ann Leedom. Administration on Mr. Yerkes's estate was granted to his widow 9 October, 1779, the sureties on the bond being Jacob Paul and John Craft. The latter was a brother of Mrs. Yerkes, and married, 3 May, 1781, Sarah, daughter of John and Sydney Paul, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Yerkes settled her administration account 20 December, 1780, and charged herself with an estate of œ2223 19s. 6d. She married, as second husband, Levi Tyson, by whom she had issue.(*) The only issue by her first husband was her son Silas, who was born some weeks after his father's death.
Child of Silas4 and Hannah (Craft) Yerkes:
128. SILAS YERKES5, born 11 December, 1779; died 31 January, 1868; married Mary Leech.
128. SILAS YERKES5 (Silas4, John3, Herman2, Anthony1), only child of Silas Yerkes by his wife Hannah Craft, was born at what is now Ogontz, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 11 December, 1779, a few weeks after his father's death, and died at Philadelphia, 31 January, 1868. His widowed mother married, as second husband, Levi Tyson, of the well-known Tyson family of Philadelphia and vicinity. Silas grew up in the Quaker faith, his mother and step-father being members, in excellent standing, of Abington Meeting. He was carefully educated and prepared for a mercantile life, and finally determined to enlarge his sphere of activity by abandoning the country and establishing himself in business in Philadelphia, whence he removed about 1808, and where he engaged as a flour and feed merchant, in which he prospered. After acquiring a handsome fortune he retired from business.
At the time of his removal to Philadelphia he was a member of the Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends, and upon his removal he attached himself to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Northern District. He was a man of positive views, and was firm in maintaining them. As to his character in these respects, we obtain a shade of light in the following extract from the minutes of the Meeting last mentioned:
"Silas Yerkes, who had a right of membership with us, the religious Society of Friends, has transgressed our Discipline by persisting with others in holding a Meeting Styled the Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Green Street, Philadelphia, after that Meeting had been dissolved by the Quarterly Meeting and the members thereof attached to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia for the Northern District: Also by attending other Meetings held in violation of our established Order.--On these accounts it became our concern to treat with him in order to convince him of his errors, but he denied the authority of the Monthly Meeting, and refused to see the committee appointed to confer with him. Having thus separated himself from the religious Society of Friends, we testify we no longer consider him a member among us--nevertheless desire that through the renewed visitations of Divine Grace he may be favoured to see and condemn his errors and prepared to unite with us in christian fellowship."
He married, 13 March, 1806, Mary Leech; born in Cheltenham township, Montgomery County, 26 June, 1786; died at Philadelphia, 25 July, 1858.
The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife
Author: Ezra Patterson Carrell
Call Number: R929.2 qC31
Eight generations of the Carrell family, including allied families.
Bibliographic Information: Carrell, Ezra P. The Descendants of James Carrell and Sarah Dungan, His Wife. N.p., 1928.
18. DIANA CARRELL (3), (James 1, James 2), youngest child of James and Diana (Van Kirk) Carrell, born May 9, 1744, married circa 1767, Elias Dungan, born circa 1742, died 1804. There is little known of her early life, in fact, of her life work at all. Her husband, Elias Dungan, was the son of Clement Dungan and Eleanor Craven, the daughter of James Craven, one of the Trustees of the Neshaminy Presbyterian Church in 1743. He was a large landholder in Bucks County and died about 1760. Besides the wife of Clement Dungan, he left the following children: Thomas, Giles, James, Alice wife of Harmon Vansant, Hannah wife of William McDowell, Esther wife of William Gilbert, and Mary wife of Anthony Scout.
Clement Dungan was the son of Jeremiah Dungan and Deborah Drake. He will be remembered as the one who deeded the Carrell Homestead to James Carrell and Sarah Dungan his wife, in 1711.
The complete history of this Dungan connection will be found in the Clarke-Dungan Book, compiled by Alfred R. Justice.
Elias Dungan, the husband of Diana Carrell, served in the Revolutionary War. He was enrolled as a private in Capt. Henry Lott's Company of Bucks County Associators of Northampton, August 19, 1775. (See Penna. Archives, 2d series, Vol. XIV, p. 152.)
On September 24, 1781, Elias Dungan of Northampton, and Diana his wife deeded to James Dungan a tract of land, which was a part of two tracts conveyed to Clement Dungan (father of Elias and James) by Jeremiah Dungan and Mary his wife, parents of Clement, by deed of February 1, 1744, which the said Clement devised by his will, dated March 8, 1780, to his sons James and Elias. The will of Elias Dungan of Northampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, dated November 23, 1802, proved February 27, 1804, provides for wife (not named), mentions daughters Ellen Lefferts, Ann Wilkinson, Rachel Dungan and Rebecca Shelmire.
CHILDREN OF ELIAS AND DIANA (CARRELL) DUNGAN
95. Ellen, b. , d. Nov. 5, 1840; m. Leffert Lefferts.
96. James, b. Dec. 30, 1770, d. Aug. 28, 1817; no further record.
97. Ann, b. 1774, d. May 31, 1810; m. Col. Elisha Wilkinson.
98. Rachel, b. Nov. 20, 1777, d. Jan. 25, 1855; m. Jesse Johnson.
99. Rebecca, b. , d. ; m. John Shelmire.
95. ELLEN DUNGAN (4), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3), daughter of Elias and Diana (Carrell) Dungan, born circa 1768, died November 5, 1840; married, November 19, 1789, Leffert Lefferts, son of Arthur and Adrientje (Vanartsdalen) Lefferts of Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was born February 28, 1768, and died September 30, 1832.
CHILDREN OF LEFFERT AND ELLEN (DUNGAN) LEFFERTS
314. Ann, b. Nov. 29, 1792, d. ; m. Wilhelmus Cornell.
315. Arthur, b. Aug. 7, 1798, d. Sept. 5, 1824; unm.
316. Diana, b. Oct. 11, 1800, d. Apr. 16, 1824; m. Edward Dyer.
317. Rachel, b. May 21, 1804, d. Aug. 25, 1834; unm.
318. Ellen, b. Nov. 28, 1806, d. May 7, 1807;
319. Elias Dungan, b. Jan. 20, 1809, d. ; m. Margaret M. Search.
314. ANN LEFFERTS (5), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4), eldest child of Leffert and Ellen (Dungan) Lefferts, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1792; married, November 25, 1810, Wilhelmus Cornell, a farmer of Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a well-known and prosperous citizen.
CHILDREN OF WILHELMUS AND ANN (LEFFERTS) CORNELL
969. John C., b. , d. ; m. Elizabeth Beans.
970. James, b. , m. Sarah Hunt; no further record.
971. Jesse, b. Feb. 9, 1820, d. Apr. 12, 1895; m. 1st, Elizabeth Craven; 2d, Esther Yerkes Fenton.
972. Eleanor, b. ; no further record.
973. Cornelia, b. ; " " "
316. DIANA LEFFERTS (5), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4), third child of Leffert and Ellen (Dungan) Lefferts, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1800, died April 16, 1824; married, September 2, 1819, Edward Dyer, a farmer of Northampton Township, and a descendant of Samuel Dyre, an early settler in Southampton Township, from New England.
CHILD OF EDWARD AND DIANA (LEFFERTS) DYER
974. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1820, d. Mar. 20, 1898; m. John Erwin.
319. ELIAS DUNGAN LEFFERTS (5), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4), youngest child of Leffert and Ellen (Dungan) Lefferts, born January 20, 1809; married Margaret M. Search. He was a farmer near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and later removed to Southampton Township, where he purchased a home and resided until his death, about forty years later.
CHILDREN OF ELIAS DUNGAN AND MARGARET M. (SEARCH) LEFFERTS
975. Anna Miles, b. Aug. 26, 1833, d. May 16, 1906; m. James A. Wilson.
976. Ellen Dungan, b. Aug. 26, 1833, d. Jan. 26, 1896; m. Albert M. Michener.
977. Martha Rachel, b. May 19, 1836, d. Apr. 29, 1917; m. John T. Poore.
978. George W., b. Aug. 9, 1838, d. Aug. 15, 1902; m. Sarah P. Leedom.
979. Elizetta, b. Feb. 25, 1841, d. June 6, 1924; m. George M. Leedom.
980. Neasmuth L., b. June 14, 1843; m. Caroline Krewson.
981. Jacob S., b. Aug. 13, 1845, d. Oct. 19, 1913; m. Margaret Pool.
982. Laura M., b. Jan. 28, 1850, d. Mar. 22, 1922; m. Charles S. Johnson.
983. Mary Jane, b. Jan. 26, 1856.
978. GEORGE W. LEFFERTS (6), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Elias D. 5), fourth child of Elias Dungan and Margaret M. (Search) Lefferts, born in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, August 9, 1838, died in Southampton Township, where he was a painter, August 15, 1902. He married, at Southampton, January 1, 1862, Sarah P. Leedom, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Potts) Leedom. She was born December 25, 1843, and died April 15, 1915.
CHILDREN OF GEORGE W. AND SARAH P. (LEEDOM) LEFFERTS
2344. Howard L., b. Oct. 6, 1862, d. Dec. 6, 1898, m. Elizabeth Hoagland.
2345. Henry T., b. Sept. 1, 1870, m. Elizabeth Croasdale.
2346. Rev. Horace H., b. Apr. 23, 1878, m. Ella Adams.
2347. Naomi, b. Aug. 24, 1881, m. Edward Rounds.
979. ELIZETTA B. LEFFERTS (6), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Elias D. 5), fifth child of Elias Dungan and Margaret M. (Search) Lefferts, born in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1841, died near Trenton, New Jersey, June 6, 1924. She married, at Southampton, Bucks County, October 29, 1863, George M. Leedom, son of John and Elizabeth (Potts) Leedom. He was born March 11, 1840. He is a farmer near Trenton, New Jersey, having previously lived at Taylorsville, Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and at Bethayres, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
CHILDREN OF GEORGE M. AND ELIZETTA B. (LEFFERTS) LEEDOM
2348. Elias D., b. Nov. 17, 1864, d. Jan. 30, 1909; m. Ella V. Krewson.
2349. Isaac Newton, b. Aug. 26, 1867, m. Lena Johnson.
2350. Granville M., b. Dec. 30, 1870, m. Clara E. Weikel.
2351. Elizabeth P., b. June 20, 1877, m. Casper G. Fetter.
2352. Frank H., b. July 7, 1883; telegraph operator at Belvidere,
N. J.; m. Sept. 6, 1905, Katharine Schmidt, b. July 27, 1884, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Huft) Schmidt. They had no issue.
244. MARY CARRELL (5), (James 1, James 2, Jacob 3, Benjamin 4), daughter of Benjamin and Mercy (Comfort) Carrell, born in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, October 31, 1807; married, December 17, 1829, at Richboro, Pennsylvania, Christopher Leedom, born September 15, 1805, died April 6, 1866. He was a hotelkeeper, and conducted the old Warminster Hotel on the York Road for many years. He later removed to the vicinity of Bustleton, Pennsylvania. The dates of death of Christopher Leedom and Mary Carrell, his wife, have not been ascertained.
CHILDREN OF CHRISTOPHER AND MARY (CARRELL) LEEDOM
805. John Harvey, b. Sept. 21, 1830, d. July 28, 1916; m. Margaretta V. Willard.
806. Rachel Carrell, b. Nov. 20, 1834, d. Sept. 27, 1901; m. Thomas M. Fetter.
807. Frank, b. , d. Feb. 16, 1910; no further record.
808. Hugh, b. , d.
805. JOHN HARVEY LEEDOM (6), (James 1, James 2, Jacob 3, Benjamin 4, Mary 5), eldest child of Christopher and Mary (Carrell) Leedom, born in Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1830, died at Woodbourne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, July 28, 1916. He was a blacksmith at Woodbourne. He married, in Philadelphia, October 26, 1854, Margaretta V. Willard, daughter of Jesse and Rebecca (Fetter) Willard. She was born June 12, 1832, and died October 16, 1903.
CHILDREN OF JOHN HARVEY AND MARGARETTA V. (WILLARD) LEEDOM
1995. Horace, b. Nov. 26, 1855, m. Mary Anna Townsend.
1996. Benjamin Franklin, b. Mar. 30, 1859, d. July 29, 1898; unm.
1997. Thomas Fetter, b. Apr. 12, 1861, m. Amanda Louise McVaugh.
1998. Ida Ray, b. Nov. 23, 1872, m. Oliver Wells Wharton.
1995. HORACE LEEDOM (7), (James 1, James 2, Jacob 3, Benjamin 4, Mary 5, John Harvey 6), eldest child of John Harvey and Margaretta V. (Willard) Leedom, born November 26, 1855, is a merchant in Camden, New Jersey. He married December 15, 1886, Mary Anna Townsend, born January 24, 1854, daughter of William and Rachel (Leedom) Townsend.
CHILDREN OF HORACE AND MARY ANNA (TOWNSEND) LEEDOM
3572. Walter H., b. Nov. 14, 1888; m. Emilie DuBois.
3573. Florence, b. Sept. 12, 1890, no further record.
1997. THOMAS FETTER LEEDOM (7), (James 1, James 2, Jacob 3, Benjamin 4, Mary 5, John Harvey 6), third child of John Harvey and Margaretta V. (Willard) Leedom, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1861, was a farmer near Dolington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married in Newtown, Bucks County, March 15, 1882, Amanda Louise McVaugh, born October 10, 1861, died July 2, 1925, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Pluck) McVaugh.
CHILDREN OF THOMAS FETTER AND AMANDA LOUISE (MCVAUGH) LEEDOM
3574. Horace E., b. Nov. 23, 1882; m. Jennie Knight.
3575. Anna L., b. Feb. 28, 1884, d. Aug. 2, 1884.
3576. George Justice, b. Sept. 28, 1886; m. Helen Walton Hance.
3577. Ethel Margaretta, b. Aug. 4, 1888; m. Frank B. Buckman.
3578. J. Harvey, b. Dec. 16, 1890; m. Mabel Soden, of Rushland, Bucks County, Pa., daughter of William and Ida, and had one child: William Harvey, b. May 14, 1922.
3579. Warner, b. Apr. 4, 1893; m. Apr. 16, 1919, Margaret Mills, daughter of William and Sarah, and had one child: Verna Mildred, b. Mar. 15, 1920.
3580. Ella Grace, b. Feb. 9, 1895, no further record.
3581. Lester, b. July 16, 1896; m. Mar. 25, 1925, Grace Marie Worthington, who died Apr. 4, 1926, daughter of Lewis and Carrie, and had issue: Lester M., Jr., b. Mar. 21, 1926.
1999. IDA RAY LEEDOM (7), (James 1, James 2, Jacob 3, Benjamin 4, Mary 5, John Harvey 6), fourth and youngest child of John Harvey and Margaretta V. (Willard) Leedom, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Pa., November 23, 1872; married in Trenton, New Jersey, February 21, 1894, Oliver Wells Wharton, born October 5, 1869, son of Oliver P. and Mary E. (Cook) Wharton. He is a farmer at Oxford Valley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
974. ELIZABETH DYER (6), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Diana 5), only child of Edward and Diana (Lefferts) Dyer, born in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1820, died near Davisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1898; married, in 1835, John Erwin, a stonemason and contractor living near Davisville. He was born April 2, 1807, and died November 29, 1869.
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ELIZABETH (DYER) ERWIN
2326. Langhorne, b. Nov. 14, 1836, d. Dec. 16, 1860; m. Sarah Evans.
2327. Edward Dyer, b. Mar. 26, 1839, d. Nov. 2, 1910; m. Rebecca Jackson.
2328. Annie E., b. Oct. 29, 1841, d. May 18, 1917; m. J. Howard Leedom.
2329. John Dyer, b. Jan. 5, 1844, d. Nov. 13, 1905; m. Julia Vanartsdalen.
2330. Hannah Mary, b. June 2, 1846, d. Sept. 10, 1869; m. Charles Evans; no further rec.
2331. Ellen L., b. Feb. 10, 1849, d. Sept. 11, 1915; m. Peter Krier.
2332. Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1851, d. Dec. 16, 1851.
2333. Sallie Jane, b. Jan. 18, 1853, d. Feb. 15, 1863.
2334. Frank C., b. Mar. 14, 1856, d. Feb. 16, 1858
2335. Charles R., b. Dec. 23, 1858, d. Feb. 11, 1863.
2336. Emily B., b. Sept. 3, 1861, d. Feb. 25, 1863.
2337. Howard L., b. Apr. 12, 1865, m. Florence Samms, and had issue 3 children: Raymond, Irene and Gladys.
2328. ANNIE E. ERWIN (7), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Diana 5, Elizabeth 6), third child of John and Elizabeth (Dyer) Erwin, born near Davisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1841, died May 18, 1917. She married, February 14, 1863, J. Howard Leedom, born November 21, 1836, son of John and Sarah (Tops) Leedom. He was a tailor and followed his occupation in Davisville and Southampton for many years. Late in life he entered the general store of Henry Stout, at Southampton, and lived in that town until his death June 18, 1908.
CHILDREN OF J. HOWARD AND ANNIE E. (ERWIN) LEEDOM
3887. Elias H., b. Dec. 14, 1863; m. Katharine Florence Yerkes.
3888. H. Benton, b. Feb. 11, 1866; m. Ella M. Williams.
3889. Jennie, b. Apr. 9, 1870, d. Aug. 25, 1870.
3890. Frank, b. Oct. 23, 1871, d. Aug. 18, 1872.
3891. Howard M., b. Mar. 31, 1874; m. Josephine Clayton.
3892. Wilmer E., b. July 21, 1877; m. Carrie Johnson.
3893. Ella, b. July 15, 1882; m. Lewis Wilmer Johnson.
3887. ELIAS H. LEEDOM (8), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Diana 5, Elizabeth 6, Annie E. 7), eldest child of J. Howard and Annie E. (Erwin) Leedom, born December 14, 1863, is a contractor with Baldwin Locomotive Works, and resides at Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married at Davisville, Bucks County, December 6, 1886, Katharine Florence Yerkes, daughter of Samuel Broom and Katharine (Abbott) Yerkes. They have issue:
5057. Percy Elias, b. July 6, 1891, is an automobile mechanic at Southampton; m. Oct. 14, 1915, Helena Maria Hogeland, b. Dec. 31, 1894, daughter of Henry V. and Blanche (Morton) Hogeland. They have issue:
Katharine Grace, b. Jan. 6, 1917.
Percy Elias, b. Sept. 12, 1918.
Helena Marie, b. May 3, 1921; d. in infancy.
Evelyn Hogeland, b. Aug. 7, 1922.
3888. H. BENTON LEEDOM (8), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Diana 5, Elizabeth 6, Annie E. 7), second child of J. Howard and Annie E. (Erwin) Leedom, born February 11, 1866, is a coal and lumber merchant at Bethayres, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He is a director of Hatboro National Bank, and holds many other positions of trust in the community in which he lives. He married at Davisville, Bucks County, February 22, 1887, Ella M. Williams, born January 6, 1868, daughter of Charles and Mary (Stamford) Williams. They have issue:
5058. Belle W., b. Mar. 29, 1890; m. Sept. 27, 1919, Fred D. Wynkoop and has issue: Beatrice, b. July 10, 1925.
5059. Harry Benton, Jr., b. Nov. 20, 1895; m. Dec. 13, 1919, Mabel V. Snyder and have issue:
Harry Benton 3d, b. Nov. 5, 1920; d. June 1, 1925. Rhea Aubrie, b. Dec. 4, 1924.
3891. HOWARD M. LEEDOM (8), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Diana 5, Elizabeth 6, Annie E. 7), fifth child of J. Howard and Annie E. (Erwin) Leedom, born March 31, 1874; married at Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, April 21, 1897, Josephine Clayton, daughter of John and Mary (Whiteley) Clayton. He is a bookkeeper and resides at Southampton, Pennsylvania. They have issue:
5060. Ernest M., b. Mar. 9, 1898.
3892. WILMER E. LEEDOM (8), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Diana 5, Elizabeth 6, Annie E. 7), sixth child of J. Howard and Annie E. (Erwin) Leedom, born July 21, 1877, was for many years connected with the Hatboro National Bank as teller and resigned to accept the position as treasurer of the Ambler Trust Company. During his residence in Hatboro he was secretary of the Board of Health for many years. He married at Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1900, Carrie Johnson, born September 19, 1875, daughter of Jacob and Hannah (Margerum) Johnson. They have issue:
5061. Eleanor G., b. Feb. 9, 1903.
3893. ELLA LEEDOM (8), (James 1, James 2, Diana 3, Ellen 4, Diana 5, Elizabeth 6, Annie E. 7), seventh and youngest child of J. Howard and Annie E. (Erwin) Leedom, born July 15, 1882; married at Southampton, Pennsylvania, September 19, 1905, Lewis Wilmer Johnson, born March 19, 1879, son of Jacob and Hannah Elizabeth (Margerum) Johnson. He was a bookkeeper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and resided in Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Union Business College of Philadelphia and was a bookkeeper in the Johnson Service Company for fourteen years, and later with the Midvale Steel Company. He was killed in the railroad wreck at Bryn Athyn, December 6, 1921. They have issue:5062. Frances, b. July 12, 1907.
5063. Carl Lewis, b. Dec. 13, 1910.
A Historical Narrative of the Ely, Revell and Stacye Families
Author: Reuben Pownall Ely
Published by Fleming H. Revell Company. New York. 1910.
464) HOLCOMBE ELY, son of Asher and Eleanor (Holcombe) Ely, born in Solebury March 27, 1809; died at the residence of his daughter in Montgomery County, July 8, 1894. He married Rebecca Pickering, who died in Doylestown, September 11, 1891. He inherited from his father, and resided for a number of years on a farm adjoining the old homestead, part of the land purchased by his great-grandfather, Joshua Ely, out of the Pike tract. In 1864, he sold his farm and removed to Doylestown, where he resided until after the death of his wife,
and then removed to Montgomery County, where he died.
Children of Holcombe and Rebecca (Pickering) Ely:--
916. Lucille R. Ely, born February 1, 1837; died January 25, 1870; married Louis C. Rice, M.D.
917. Ridgway Ely, born (???); married Emma Leedom.
918. Eleanor Ely, born April 20, 1846; married Jacob Boyer, and had two children, George H., and Eugene.
919. Anna Ely, born June 27, 1847; died September 20, 1880; married J. Curtis Michener.
920. Sarah Ely, born September 17, 1849.
921. Viola Ely, born March 30, 1857; died December 29, 1892; married Frank Brand, of Montgomery County,
and had one child--Irene.
(917) RIDGEWAY ELY, only son of Holcombe and Rebecca Ely, is living in Upper Makefield Township. He married Emma Leedom, daughter of William B. and Martha Leedom of Solebury, and they have two children:--1367. Henry E. Ely of Doylestown.
1367a. Howard Ely.
1368. Justin H. Ely.
The Lancaster Family
Author: Harry Fred Lancaster
A history of Thomas and Phebe Lancaster, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and their Descendants, from 1711 to 1902.
Published by The Lancaster Family, Huntington, Ind.: A.J. Hoover Printing Co., 1902. Call Number: R929.2 L244
History of Elizabeth, the youngest child of Thomas and Phoebe Lancaster, and her descendants.
ELIZABETH LANCASTER, the youngest daughter of Thomas and Phebe, was born the 8th month, 26, 1748, and died 7th month, 26, 1806, at Muncy, Lycoming County, Penn. She married Thomas McCarty, son of Silas and Sarah, in 1765. (See Note XXIV.) He was born February 12, 1741 and died October 9, 1804, at Muncy, Penn. They settled in Northampton County, Penn., where all their children were born. Sometime after 1790, they removed to Muncy, where several of their children were established. (See Note XXV.) Thomas McCarty is said to have owned the first "gristmill" in Lycoming County, The old mill disappeared many years ago to make room for a more modern structure which occupies the same site. The farm was located between Muncy and Clarkstown, near the latter place. It is now owned by the Shipmans. The old log house has been torn away and replaced by a more modern dwelling. Elizabeth received forty acres of land as her share of her father's estate. On April 1, 1775, Thomas and Elizabeth conveyed this tract to William Foulke, together with fifteen acres bought of Moses Lancaster, December 5, 1767. Thomas and Elizabeth McCarty were the parents of eighteen children, all of whom reached maturity.
PHEBE, see Chapter XLIV.
SAMUEL, see Chapter XLV.|
SILAS, see Chapter XLVI.
SARAH, see Chapter XLVII.
MARY, born December 19, 1769, married Christian Savage (Savidge?) who owned a large mill near Toronto, Canada. They had a large family but we have no record of their descendants.
JOEL, see Chapter XLVIII.
JOHN, born May 6, 1773 died at Muncy, unmarried, and is buried at Pennsdale, Lycoming County, Penn.
JAMES, born June 10, 1771, died at Muncy, unmarried, about 1842.
JANE, see Chapter XLIX:
ELIZABETH, see Chapter L.
THOMAS, born March 8, 1778, married Margaret White. We have no record of their descendants.
JOB, see Chapter LI.
HANNAH, born February 22, 1782, married Joseph Ogden. She died at Woodbury, New Jersey. No children.
BENJAMIN, see chapter LII.
MARTAA, see Chapter LIII.
DAVID L., see Chapter LVI.
JESSE, see Chapter LV.
LYDIA, see Chapter LVI.
LYDIA MCCARTY, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, born August 16, 1790, died August 14, 1861. She married Charles Leedom, in 1821. They resided at Newtown, Penn. Children:
JESSE, see Section I.
DAVID, see Section II.
EDWARD, see Section III.
BEULAH, born January 30, 1827, died young.
THOMAS LANCASTER, see Section IV.
ELIZABETH, see Section V.
MARY L., see Section VI.
SARAH, born November 11, 1821, died in infancy.
HANNAH, born January 19, 1834, died in infancy.
JESSE LEEDOM, born September 13, 1822, was married twice. He married Acsah Stapler, February 11, 1847. He married second, Elizabeth A. Mitchel, May 20, 1852. No children.
DAVID R. LEEDOM, born December 18, 1823, died April 26, 1886. He married Louisa Fredericka Muller, September 13, 1860. She resides on the corner of Cherry and Twentieth Street, Philadelphia. Seven children:
Charles - born January 1, 1862, is a druggist. He married Jessie Mellin, daughter of Edgar and Elizabeth, November 19, 1890. She was born May 10, 1862. They reside at No. 1403 Filbert Street, Philadelphia.
Sarah Ann - born June 19, 1863, died February 25, 1869
Rosina - born February 13, 1866, married George B. Hilliard, in April, 1892. He is a druggist. They reside at Washington, New Jersey. One child, Elsie Eliza, born July 8, 1900.
Louisa - born May 27, 1872, died February 12, 1883
Eliza - born September 14, 1869, married William B. Wallace, October 8, 1890. They reside at No. 5908 Master Street, Philadelphia.
Morris - born August 25, 1874. is a druggist. He married Cornelia Mount Corle, October 5, 1896. They reside at No. 545 Madison Street, Brooklyn, New York. One child, Marjorie Wallace, born September 7, 1897.
Jonathan - born December 18, 1881, resides in Philadelphia.
EDWARD LEEDOM, born February 9, 1826, died October 18, 1892, at Bristol, Penn. He married Sarah T. Knight, daughter of Nathan T. and Elizabeth, March 24, 1859. Children:
Walter Francis - born March 7, 1862, is engaged in the coal, flour and feed business, at Bristol, Penn. He married Lottie M. Miller, December 24, 1885. Children: Hillborn H., born January 20, 1887, and Medora Wilson, born September 12, 1887.
Ellen Knight - born September 15, 1865
Alice - born February 22, 1868, died October 12, 1899
THOMAS L. LEEDOM, born March 27, 1828, died July 19, 1901. He was engaged in the manufacture of the
well-known ingrain carpets, at Bristol, Penn. He married Hannah A. Thomas, January 7, 1858. Children:
Charles - born November 1, 1858, is engaged in the manufacture of ingrain carpets and rugs at Bristol, Pennsylvania
Clara - born March 8, 1862, married Edwin C. Beers, April 9, 1891. He is associated with his brother-in-law in the manufacture of carpets.
ELIZABETH LEEDOM, born June 2, 1829, died February 26, 1891. She married Thomas G. Kelly, in 1880. No children.
MARY L. LEEDOM, born October 31, 1830, married Edward Taylor, October 15, 1857. They reside at Newtown, Pennsylvania. Children:
Lydia L. Taylor - born October 20, 1860, married William B. Knight, son of Barclay, February 18, 1886. He was born May 6, 1857. Children: Alice, born March 31, 1887, Mary Taylor, born November 30, 1889, Anna Phillips, born December 1, 1890, Thomas Leedon, born August 18, 1892, and Edward Taylor, born August 30, 1896.
Anna Taylor - born April 14, 1865, married Charles L. Knight, son of Barclay, December 29, 1886. No children.
Rachel Taylor - born October 9, 1869, died February 8, 1896
Edward L. Taylor - born November 29, 1871, married Emily Snyder Wynkoop, January 14, 1894. He is a coal dealer and resides at Oak Lane, Philadelphia, No Children.
Family History of Jeremiah Fenton
Author: William B. Brown
The history and descendants of Jeremiah Fenton (1764-1841) of Adams County Ohio.
Bibliographic Information: Brown, William B. Family History of Jeremiah Fenton. Des Moines, Iowa. Privately Printed. 1910. Call Number: R929.2 F342
The Bucks County Fentons
Mr. Ely, who lives at Doylestown, in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and who knows more of the history of that county than anyone else, has prepared the following sketch of the Bucks county Fentons. It will be recalled that through Mr. John F. Fenton, of Oxford, Ohio. we have the definite information that some of our Fentons came from Bucks county:
EPHRAIM FENTON, the pioneer of the family in Bucks County, came from New Jersey and was said to be a son of Eleazer Fenton, one of the Proprietors of West Jersey, who was a resident of Burlington County, New Jersey, as early as 1080 and died there in 1704, by his first wife, whose maiden name was West.
Ephraim Fenton married about 1710. Mary Blackshaw, daughter of Randall and Alice (Burgis) Blackshaw, of Hotlingee, County of Chester, England, who with their children, Phebe, Sarah, Jacob, Mary, Nehemiah, Martha and Abraham, embarked for America. September 5, 1682, in the ship "Submission." which landed its passengers at Choptank, Maryland, October 30, 1682, from whence the Blackshaws made their way overland to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where Randall was the purchaser of large tracts of land.
Ephraim and Mary (Blackshaw) Fenton settled in the extreme north corner of Buckingham township, on the lines of Plumstead and Solebury townships on a 500 acre tract of land laid out to Randall Blackshaw. Ephraim later purchased the land lying westward of this tract which descended to his sons. The original tract was sold by him in his lifetime. He died in 1750, leaving a will dated September 11, 1738, proved December 24, 1750, in which he devises to his eldest son. Ephraim Fenton, 180 acres of land off the end of his plantation and the remainder of his estate to his other sons, Josiah and Samuel, they paying certain legacies to their mother, Mary Fenton, and their sister, Mary Fenton, who was a minor at the date of the will, and married prior to 1750, James Shaw, Jr., (1724 1801).
Ephraim Fenton, the eldest son, died before his father, letters of administration on his estate being granted to his widow, Hannah Fenton, in 1748. He had married, by New Jersey License, dated April 12, 1736, Hannah Pearson, daughter of Lawrence and Ann Pearson, of Plumstead, Bucks County, who were among the earliest Quaker settlers in Buckingham, removing later to Plumstead near Point Pleasant, where Lawrence died in 1756, at an advanced age and his widow, Ann, in 1760. Both their wills mention their daughter, Hannah Fenton, and that of the latter a granddaughter, Mary Fenton.
Ephraim and Hannah (Pearson) Fenton had children, Eleazer, Huldah, who married John Jones in 1765, and Hannah, Eleazer married, second, late in life, or at least if married earlier had no children by first wife. He married about 1796, Margaret (Brown) Evans, and had son, Ephraim, who died without issue, and daughter, Mary, who married Tench C. Kintzing.
Eleazer Fenton, married first at Buckingham Friends Meeting, November 22, 1769, Martha, widow of Stephen Wilson and daughter of William and Deborah Preston, but had no issue by her.
Eleazer, son of Ephraim and grandson of Ephraim the first, was for many years proprietor of the old Cross Jeys Tavern in the west corner of Buckingham on the Doylestown township and Plumstead township lines. His will dated April 18, 1806, was proven November 11, 1806. Deeds of record show absolutely his connection with the pioneer above noted.
The Fentons were originally Friends, but through one cause or another most of them drifted out of the Society, like their cousins in New Jersey.
Josiah Fenton, second son of Ephraim, and Mary (Blackshaw) Fenton, was disowned from Buckingham Friends Meeting in 1739, for being the father of two illegitimate children. In the same year his father, Ephraim Fenton, is dealt with for attending a "disorderly marriage at the house of Thomas Heed;" that is, a marriage not authorized by the meeting. This was probably the marriage of Josiah, though Joseph Pearson, a brother-in-law of Ephraim, was charged with the same offense at the same date, but the date being three years after Ephraim's marriage, it could hardly apply to that.
The will of Josiah Fenton, of Buckingham, dated January 19, 1783, proved March 12, 1783, mentions sons, John, Eleazer and Ephraim, to whom he devises his lands, Samuel Shaw and Eleazer Fenton to divide it between them. Eldest daughter, Jane Fenton, daughter Judith, youngest daughter Sarah, a minor. Son John and James Shaw, Exrs. All three of the sons sold their land in 1790 and apparently left the county; Eleazer, the youngest, was a minor in 1784.
Samuel Fenton, the youngest son of Ephraim and Mary (Blackshaw) Fenton, married prior to 1746, Ursula Day, daughter of Christopher Day, one of the earliest settlers of Plumstead township, just over the line of Buckingham, whose will dated September 1, 1746, proved March 25, 1748-9, mentions daughters Abigail Poe and Ursula Fenton. Abigail was the wife of Patrick Poc[sic], many years proprietor of the Tavern at Brownsville, now Gardenville.
Samuel Fenton died intestate and on November 7, 1796, a petition was presented to the Orphans Court, setting forth that he left sons, Randal, Ephraim, Patrick, Thomas, daughters, Hannah, Martha and Elizabeth, and a grandchild "supposed to be living in some part of North Carolina, or South Carolina, whose name is unknown to the petitioners, but according to the best information obtainable is Lydia, being the only issue of Mary, daughter of the said Samuel Fenton, deceased, by her husband, William Gilbert, which said William and Mary both died in the lifetime of said Samuel Fenton. The name of this girl as shown by later records was Mary Gilbert. According to the records of Buckingham Meeting Hannah Fenton, was married to William Gilbert, of Buckingham, at Plumstead Meeting House, November 25, 1761. Witness signing "Eleazer Fenton." He may have married, first. Hannah, daughter of Ephraim and Hannah (Pearson) Fenton, and second, her cousin, Mary. He did not marry Hannah, daughter of Samuel, mentioned above, as she never married, and died at an advanced age in 1838. Her will mentions her brothers, Patrick and Ephraim, and the children of the former as Samuel, Ephraim, Jesse, Randall and Elizabeth. And of Ephraim as Samuel, Eleazer, James, Randal, Ephraim, Charles P. and Thomas, all of Montgomery County. She also mentions her nephew, William Fenton, Esq., of Buckingham, and his wife, Mary. A daughter of this latter couple is still living in Buckingham at an advanced age. She it was that presented to the Bucks County Historical Society, the silk sash said to have been worn by Lord De-la-Warr, and had come down to her through the Fentons, as descendants of Lord Delaware, through the mother of Ephraim Fenton, first, Elizabeth or Mary West.
Randal Fenton, son of Samuel, died without issue and devised all his estate to his brother, Thomas, whom he named as executor.
Mary Fenton and William Gilbert were granted a marriage license, May 23, 1772.
As before stated, the three sons of Josiah Fenton, John, Ephraim and Eleazer, after dividing their father's land between or amongst them, each sold their tracts at different dates during the year 1790, their mother, Sarah Fenton, joining in the deeds to clear the land of her dower. Nearly all this land was acquired by their uncle Samuel, and his sons, Randal. Patrick, Ephraim and Thomas. The latter in earlier deeds being named as Tomson. At the death of their father, Samuel Fenton, in 1796, intestate, partition was had in the Orphans Court and the whole tract or tracts comprising about 250 acres was adjudged to Randal Fenton, and he soon after conveyed portions to his brothers, Patrick, Ephraim and Thomas, finally making a deed to Thomas, vesting in the latter a one-half interest, with titles of survivorship all the residue of said lands which he still held. He further made his will in 1807, proved March 26, 1829, by which he devised all his estate to Thomas. Thomas and Randal Fenton both died unmarried. Thomas, as above shown, was seized of the greater part of the paternal real estate in Buckingham, and at his death in 1829, the same year his brother Randall died, partition thereof was made in the Orphans Court on petition of Samuel Fenton, son of Ephraim, December Term, 1829, which shows that his brother, Ephraim, was deceased, leaving children, Samuel (the petitioner), Eleazer, James, William, Randal and Thomas; his second brother, Patrick, was still living, as were his sisters, Martha Fenton, (who died in 1830, leaving will dated January, 1829, by which devised all her estate to her sister, Hannah, and made her brother, Thomas, Exr.), Hannah who died in 1838; that his sister, Mary, and her husband, William Gilbert, were deceased, leaving a daughter, Mary Gilbert, residing in North Carolina. The land was divided and adjudged to Patrick, Hannah and Samuel, the nephew.
Hannah Fenton survived all her brothers and sisters; her will was made in 1833, a codicil added in 1836, and proved August 25, 1838. At the date of her will, her nephews, Samuel, Eleazer, James, Randal, Charles P., Ephraim and Thomas D. Fenton, sons of her brother, Ephraim, deceased, were all residents of Montgomery County; while Samuel, Ephraim, Jesse, Randal, William, and Elizabeth, the wife of William Rich, children of her brother, Patrick, were residents of Bucks. Ephraim, son of Patrick, had died before the date of the codicil.
Joseph Fenton and Mary Shaw
Another Fenton family was founded in Bucks County, in 1743, by Joseph Fenton, "of Brookland, Kings County, Province of New York, Weaver," as he is named in a deed dated May 12, 1743, by which Isaac Van Horn and Alice, his wife, convey to him 276 acres of land in Northampton township, Bucks County.
He married at about this date, (certainly prior to June 1, 1745, when she joins him in a mortgage on the 276 acres), Mary Shaw, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Watts) Shaw, of Northampton, and granddaughter of Stephen Watts. Joseph Fenton died early in 1782, the inventory of his estate being made May 27, 1782. His will dated February 8, 1782, proved May 19, 1783, mentions his wife, Mary; grandchildren, Joseph, Thomas, Mary and Martha, representatives of his deceased son, "Thias;" Joseph and Mary, representatives of his deceased son, Cornelius; and surviving children, Joseph, John, Benjamin Fenton, and Helena Kroesen. His widow, Mary, survived until April 27, 1789, dying at the residence of her son, Dr. Joseph Fenton, with whom she had resided since November 15, 1786, as shown by his settlement of her estate. On September 21, 1782, she joined with her sister, Rachel Shaw, in the conveyance of real estate inherited by her father. Joseph Shaw, from her grandfather, John Shaw, of Northampton, D. B. 21, p. 11.
Note.--It is just possible that this Mary (Shaw) Fenton was the wife of Cornelius Fenton, son of Joseph and Mary. He, Cornelius, died intestate and letters were granted to his widow, Mary Fenton, April 8, 1782. On September 28, 1786 letters of Administration were granted on the estate of Mary Fenton, to Dr. Jos. Fenton, and in a petition to the Orphans Court ask for appointment of guardians for her two minor children, "the eldest not exceeding eight years of age."
The children of Joseph and Mary Fenton are named in his will above quoted.
Dr. Joseph was the eldest and is given a special legacy of 10 pounds for his birthright. He married Hannah (???), and died in 1827, leaving only one child, Maria, wife of Joseph C. Whitall. He and his brothers, John and Cornelius, were members of Northampton Associated Company in 1775; and he was Surgeon of Col. Joseph Hart's Bucks County Battalion in the Flying Camp, in 1776, though his name is given in the Pennsylvania Archives as "John Fenton, Jr.," instead of Joseph Fenton, Jr.; there was no John Fenton, Jr., who could have been more than a mere child at that date.
John Fenton, second son of Joseph and Mary Fenton, married Sarah, daughter of Richard Leedom, of Richboro, a prominent merchant and innkeeper. John Fenton was a member of the Associated Company of Northampton in 1775, on May 6, 1777, was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the Eighth Company, First Battalion, Bucks County Militia, Captain Gawin Adams, First Lieutenant Garret Dungan. His name does not appear as an officer of the same company in 1780. He was named as one of the executors of his father's will, and the real estate of his father being sold by the Sheriff, he purchased it, and after deeding a small portion thereof to his brother, Dr. Joseph Fenton, conveyed the residue to his father-in-law, Richard Leedom. He purchased another tract in Northampton on which he lived at the time of his decease, which he authorized his wife and her father, Richard Leedom, as Executors to sell, which they did. His will dated January 19, 1792, proved February 14, 1793, directs that his sons. Joseph, John, Benjamin. Richard and Jesse, be placed out to trades at suitable age, and mentions two daughters, Sarah and Mary. His son, Benjamin, died unmarried and letters of Administration were granted to his brother, Richard, February 4, 1809. Richard married March 10, 1808, Elizabeth Feaster. No effort has been made to trace out the descendants of these children, as they are of too late a date to be ancestors of the Virginia branch.
Cornelius Fenton, son of Joseph and Mary, died intestate and letters were granted to his widow as above stated. April 8, 1782. They had two children, Joseph and Mary, "the eldest not exceeding 8 years of age," at the date of appointment of guardians for them on petition of their uncle. Dr. Joseph Fenton, in 1787.
Matthias Fenton, son of Joseph and Mary, married at the Dutch Reformed Church of North and Southampton, August 23, 1770, Rachel Harding, daughter of John Thomas Harding, of Northampton. They purchased the famous old Red Lion Inn, in Bensalem in 1779, and both died there soon after leaving children, Joseph, Thomas, Mary and Martha. Letters were granted to his brothers, Joseph and John, October, 1781. On September 8, 1783, Abraham Duffield, who had a three-years lease of the inn, petitioned the Orphans Court, joined by the guardians of the Fenton minors, for a reduction of the rent, "being hard and ruinous owing to Peace taking place."
Helena Fenton, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Fenton, married March 21, 1765, Garret Kroesen, of Northampton.
Benjamin Fenton, son of Joseph and Mary Fenton, does not appear of record here other than in the will of his father. He evidently left this section and was probably the Benjamin Fenton who married Ann Jackson in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1795. [Note.--Mr. Ely is mistaken here. The Benjamin Fenton, husband of Ann Jackson, was a son of Enoch Fenton.--W. B. B.]
Who the Fenton was who married Ruth Wright in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1779, for which she was disowned (see abstracts of records of Hopewell Monthly Meeting hereto attached), I am unable to determine.
Sidney Wright, a widow, of Solebury, Bucks County, married as second husband. Isaac Pickering, a widower, born 1716, died 1798, who by his first wife had several children, one of whom, Rachel, born 1752, married Solomon Wright, son of Sidney, by her first husband. Solomon Wright and Rachel Pickering were married at Buckingham Meeting of Friends, June 13, 1787. The will of his mother, Sidney Pickering, of Solebury, dated June 10, 1800, and proved June 24, 1812, makes her son, Solomon Wright, executor, and mentions children, John, James, Edward, Nathan and Solomon Wright; daughters, RUTH FENTON, and Mary Adams; daughter-in-law, Rachel Wright, wife of Solomon.
Can it be possible that some of her sons and the daughter, Ruth, had removed to Virginia prior to the marriage of Ruth to (???) Fenton? I can find no Fenton in the Bucks County families of suitable age or who left here early enough to have married in Virginia in 1779, unless it was Benjamin, and he seems to have married Ann Jackson.
The John Fenton who petitioned for membership at Hopewell in 1794, might of course have been the son of Josiah, of Buckingham, but it would be rather singular if representatives of three distinct families of Fenton were almost simultaneously to appear in that section, viz.: (???) Fenton, who married Ruth Wright in 1779; John, who asked and became a member of Hopewell Meeting in 1794, and Benjamin, who married Ann Jackson in 1795. Or was John and the husband of Ruth the same?
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