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Swedish Holsteins in America, from 1644 to 1892. Comprising many letters and biographical matter relating to John Hughes, the stamp officer, and friend of Franklin, with papers not before published relating to his brother of revolutionary fame, Colonel Hugh Hughes of New York. The families of De H online

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erous, loyal and magnanimous of men, and his thousand unre-
membered acts of kindness and of charity were so intermingled
with his daily life that they were its woof and warp, and in-
vested it as with a garment of which they were the fabric. He
sleeps well after life's fitful fever, and the flowers of a fragrant
memory will blossom upon his resting place."

At the time of the marriage of Mrs. Hannah Holstein
Hughes and Rev. Slator Clay she resided on the farm known
as " Poplar Lane," but a short distance from " The Gulf," and
about half a mile from her former home at Walnut Grove.
The location of the house at Poplar Lane was upon a hill
near Balligomingo creek. That house still stands, many addi-
tions and improvements having been made to it, so that it is now
an attractive country house. In the settlement of the estate of
John Hughes, Poplar Lane was sold, and Walnut Grove came
by inheritance to the children of Isaac and Hannah Holstein
Hughes, whose descendants retain it in the name at the pres-
ent time.

The slaves, Jack and Dinah, his wife, who were given to
I.saac Hughes by his father in 1770, were bitterly opposed to
their mistress marrying again, and behaved so badly when
Rev. Mr. Clay was at the house that their dislike to him could
not be concealed. Soon after their marriage, while at break-
fast with his wife and children, Mr. Clay was the first one to
taste the coffee. Finding something very peculiar and un-



HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY. 99

pleasant about it, he desired that none of the family should
touch it until he returned. Upon going into the kitchen he
found the coffee pot filled with poke root, which Dinah had
put in hoping it might sicken him and end his life. When
charged with the crime she did not deny the accusation, not
seeming to have realized until that moment that there might
have been a fatal termination, but simply anxious that Mr.
Clay should not be in the same house with her mistress. When
told that she could not be trusted and would have to be sold
she entreated them most pitifully that they would pardon her,
exclaiming that she would never do a wicked act again. They
did forgive her, and ever after she continued to be a faithful,
trusty servant.

As the descendants of Rev. Slator Clay and Hannah
Holstein Hughes comprise many important families, the his-
tory of the Clay ancestry is given as it was received from his
granddaughter, Mrs. Emily Clay Pollock.

The first ancestor of the Clay family of whom an au-
thentic record is given is Robert Clay, of Chesterfield, Eng-
land (date of birth not given).

He married Hannah Slator, of Chesterfield, England,
January 15, 1687; he died July, 1737, is buried in the east
end of the Parish church, Sheffield, England.

The children of Robert and Hannah Slator Clay are Slator
and Thomas. The latter emigrated to North Carolina, and
died there about the year 1744. Slator, the eldest, married
his first cousin, Ann Curtis. She was the daughter of Jehu
Curtis, Speaker of the Delaware Assembly, Judge of the Su-
preme Court and Treasurer of the Loan Office, upon whose
tombstone, near the porch of Immanuel Church, at New Cas-
tle, Delaware, is the following epitaph, written by Benjamin
Franklin :



1A 00 r> I



lOO HOLSTKIN FAMILY HLSTOKV.

IN MEMORY OF

JKIIU CURTIS, ESQ,

LATE SPEAKER OF THE ASSK.MIU.Y,

A JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,

TREASURER AND TRUSTEE OF THE LOAN OFFICE,

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, NOV. i8TII, 1753,

ACED 6l YEARS.

If to be prudent in Council,

Upright in Judgment,

Faithful in Trust,

Give vakie to the Public Man ;

If to be sincere in friendship.

Affectionate to relations,

And kind to all around him, \

Make the private man amiable,

Thy death, O Curtis,

As a general loss.

Long shall be lamented.

The children of Slator and Ann Curtis Clay were thir-
teen in number, nine boys and four girls, Slator, the second,
being their fifth son. He was born in New Castle, Delaware,
October i, 1754.

Slator Clay, the second, studied law and was admitted to
the Bar in 1779 or 1780. He went to the West Indies with
a friend who was a sea captain. This was during the Revo-
lutionary war. A British privateer captured the vessel, and
Mr. Clay was put ashore on the island of Antigua with only
one piece of money in his possession. He took passage in a
vessel bound for New York, which was then held by the
British. A mutiny occurred among the sailors, and they
were afterwards wrecked on Bermuda Rocks. At Bermuda
he taught school for six years, and returned to Philadelphia
in 1786, and on the 31st of December in that year he was mar-
ried to Mrs. Hannah Holstein Hughes, widow of Isaac
Hughes, of Upper Merion, Montgomery county, Pennsyl-
vania, by Rev. Dr. N. Collin. She was the daughter of de-
ceased Matthias Holstein, and his relict, Magdalena, in Upper
Merion.

He was ordained deacon in Christ Church, Philadelphia,
by Bishop White, December 23, 1787, and on the 17th of



HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY, lOI

February, 178S, he was ordained priest in St. Peter's Church,
Philadelphia. He became rector of St. Peter's, Great Valley,
Chester county, of St. James', Perkiomen, and St. David's,
Radnor ; was also assistant minister of Christ (Swedes')
Church, Upper Merion, under Rev. Dr. N. Collin's rectorship.
At that date Eipiscopal clergy were scarce, and their fields
wide.

In 1790 Mr. Clay removed to Perkiomen, where a par-
sonage had been erected, with a glebe of thirty acres. He
also gave a part of his time to St. Thomas', Whitemarsh. He
was highly honored for his sincere piety, which shone in his
life ; he was a natural and earnest speaker, and his voice was
agreeable. Where he began his ministerial work he ended it,
and died at Perkiomen September 25, 1821, aged 67 years,
closing a life of faith on earth, in a sure hope of entering on
a life of glory in eternity. Upon his tombstone in the church-
yard at St. James', Perkiomen, is inscribed :

" Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Slator Clay, who for
nearly 35 years was rector of St. James', Perkiomen ; St.
Peter's, Great Valley ; and Swedes' Church, Upper Merion.
Who departed this life Sept. 25th, 1 821, aged 67 years." (Two
Scripture quotations are here omitted.)

Robert Clay, Slator Clay's elder brother, was also a
church clergyman. He was born October 18, 1749, was or-
dained by Bishop W^iite in 1787; was for thirty-six years
rector of the church at New Castle, and died there in Decem-
ber, 1 83 1. He was unmarried.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Children of Mrs. Hannah Hughes and Rev. Slator Clay
are four :

Ann Clay, born at " Walnut Grove," Upper Merion,
Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1788; married
Samuel Hepburn, son of James and Mary Hopewell Hep-
burn, of Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, December
21, 1 8 II, by Rev. Slator Clay, in Montgomery county. Penn-

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102 HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY.

sylvania. Samuel Hepburn was a prominent lawyer of Mil-
ton, Pennsylvania. He died October i6, 1865. His wife, Ann
Clay Hepburn, died December 5, 1865.

George Clay, married his cousin, Emma, daughter of
Hugh DeHaven and Sarah Holstein, December 5, 1822; no
children ; both deceased.

FIFTH GENERATION.

Children of Mrs. Hannah Hughes and Rev. Slator Clay
are four:

Ann Clay, born at " Walnut Grov'e," Upper Merion,
Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1788; married
Samuel Hepburn, son of James and Mary Hopewell Hepburn,
of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, December 21, 181 1, by
Rev. Slator Clay, in Montgomery' county, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Hepburn was a prominent lawyer of Milton, Penn-
sylvania; he died October 16, 1865; his wife, Ann Clay Hep-
burn, died December 5, 1865.

George Clay, married his cousin Emma, daughter of
Hugh DeHaven and Sarah Holstein, December 5, 1822; no
children ; both deceased.

Jehu Curtis Clay, born February 3, 1792. He was or-
dained by Bishop White in St. Paul's church, Philadelphia, in
1813. In 1 8 14, married Margaret Annan, of Philadelphia, by
Rev. Dr. Pilmore, in St. Paul's church; Mrs. Margaret Clay
died April 16, 1826. At that time ]\Ir. Clay was assistant to
Rev. Dr. Collin, of Gloria Dei Church, at Wicacco, but soon
after was called to St. John's, Norristown. From there he went
to Newbern, North Carolina, but on account of the unhealthy
climate removed to Hagerstown, Maryland, where he remain-
ed until his father's death ; when he succeeded him as pastor
of Perkiomen, Norristown, and old Swedes' (Christ) Church,
Upper Merion, which charge he retained until the death of
Rev. Dr. Collin in 1831, w^hen he was called to the rector-
ship of Gloria Dei, Philadelphia, where he remained until his
death, October 20, 1863. Rev. Jehu C. Clay married the




"Gloria Dei" Old Swedes Church, Philadelphia.



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HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY. IO3

second time, Simmons Edy, daughter of Thomas Atkins Edy
and Julian Edy, both of the island of Barbadoes, West Indies,
by Bishop H. U. Onderdonk, November, 1828. (The name
Simmons was the surname of a gentleman, a friend of Mrs.
Clay's father.)

Bishop Potter, in his sermon at the funeral of Dr. Cla}',
says: "The death of Dr. Clay was no ordinary death. He
had gone in and out of this diocese during his long ministry
without a reproach. The ministry is a power for weal or woe ;
his was certainly a ministry for good. The innocence of his
life, and the doctrine of his preaching, were all directed to this
end. In sunshine and storm he was at his post ; no sufferer
ever appealed to him in vain. The prominent traits of his
ministry might be summed up in punctuality, fidelity, kind-
ness and gentleness. In the exercise of these traits, he had
erected a monument that would last for generations." The
Bishop closed his sermon by saying that " he had gone to his
rest, full of years and honors." Another notice of his death
says: "As a pastor he was greatly beloved and e.steemed by
the people for whose spiritual welfare he had given the largest
portion of his life. To the poor he was a warm and steadfast
friend, whose loss it will not be easy to replace. Of an affec-
tionate, loving disposition, he was hailed alike by both old
and young as a privileged counsellor and adviser."

Charles Holstein Clay, married Maria, daughter of Owen
and Ellen Lane Evans, of Evansburg, 22d of March, 1822, by
Rev. Slator Clay.

Children of Rachel Holstein and Lindsay Coates, six:

Rebecca Coates, married Nathaniel Henderson, of Upper
Merion; no children. Mrs. Rebecca Henderson died April
II, 1843, aged 56 years.

Rachel Coates, married Nathaniel Smith; died December
I, 1853, aged 65 years.

Matthias Coates, married Sophia, daughter of Captain
William and Ann Wayne Hayman, of Chester county, Penn-
sylvania.



104 HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY.

Hannah Coatcs, married John Young; children all died
in infancy.

Betsy Coates, died unmarried in earl)- life.

Emma Coates, unmarried; resided in Bridgeport; died
July II, 1882, aged 83 years.



Children of Rebecca Holstein and Jesse Roberts, of
Norristown, four:

Rachel Roberts, born 31st of December, 1781 ; died Jan-
uary 14, 1859, i" ^^^^ 79th year.

Sarah Roberts, born November 5, 1783; died October
25, 1862, in her /gth year.

Hannah Roberts, born December 17, 1786; died August
2, 1854, in her 68th year.

These three sisters all died unmarried. As the eldest of
the family, Rachel was the controlling power among them,
managing with marked ability the business affairs for all.
Her memory is lovingly cherished throughout the parish of
" old Swedes'," Upper Merion, where she was known as aunt
and cousin by more than half the community. The happy
influence of so good a life still lingers among the people by
whom she was beloved, revered and respected. When Rachel
died Sarah naturally took her position as head of the house-
hold, retaining the love and respect she had always command-
ed. Previous to this time, each of the sisters filled her allotted
place in the home circle.

Magdalena Roberts, born February 21, 1789; married
Edward, son of Samuel and Phoebe Lane, of Chester county,
Pennsylvania. Edward Lane died in Bridgeport, March 10,
1858, in his 70th year. Mrs. Lane died August 13, 1 87 1, in
her 83d year. In 1822, the heirs of Jessie Roberts, dec'd,
owned all the land on the east side of DeKalb street, Norris-
town, from the river to Lafayette street, and from DeKalb
street to Green. In the Spring of 1826, one portion of it was
sold to Major Matthias Holstein, of Norristown, for $2,500.
A few years later, the other three shares were sold to Mr.




MISS RACHEL ROBERTS.



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HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY. IO5

Jamison, Benjamin Evans and Jesse Keesy, for ^3,600. All of
it is now closely built up, and very valuable.



Children of Sarah Holstein and Hugh DeHaven, eleven:

Peter DeHaven, born 21st of January, 1776; baptized by
Rev. Jacob Duche; married 25th of January, 1801, to Sarah,
daughter of Col. Samuel Atlee.

Sarah DeHaven, born i8th of November, 1777; died July
16, 1778.

Harriet DeHaven, born October i, 1779; baptized by
Bishop White; married Nathaniel Barber, April 20, 1809. ^^^
Barber died in Philadelphia about 1840. Mrs. Barber died on
the 8th of March, 1857, aged yy years and 6 months. No
children.

Mary DeHaven, born May 30, 1781 ; died April 18, 1782.

Maria DeHaven, born January 16, 1783; baptized by
Bishop White ; died same year.

Amelia DeHaven, born January 5, 1785; baptized by
Bishop White; married 2d of January, 1809. Joseph Augustus
Atlee, who was born near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 10,
1 78 1. They settled first in Marksboro township. New Jersey ;
afterwards resided near Bellefonte, Centre county, Pennsylva-
nia, where Mrs. Atlee died 7th of October, 1854. Mr. Atlee
died January 20, 1867. Both are buried at Pine Grove Mills,
Pennsylvania.

Holstein DeHaven, born September 9. 1786; baptized by
Bishop White; married January 18, 1818, Sophia, daughter
of John and Sophia Jolly Elliott, of Philadelphia.

Hugh DeHaven, born June 30, 1788; baptized by Rev.
Jos. Clarkson; married Christiana Lyng Bunting, daughter. of
Charles and Ann Bunting, of Octorara, West Nottingham,
England, February 4, 1825. Mrs. DeHaven was born March
28, 1 796 ; died November 30, 1 830, aged 34 years and 8 months.

Hugh DeHaven married the second time — Zipporah Dill
White, daughter of Samuel and Sarah White, April 11, 1832,



I06 HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY.

by Rev. Jos. Holdrich ; she died March 19, 1871. IIu(jh
DeHaven died February 16, i860.

Juhana DeHaven, born October 18, 1790; baptized by
Rev. Jos. Clarkson; died March 3, 1802.

Lindsay Coates DeHaven, born April 20, 1793; baptized
by Rev. Nicholas Collin; died November 16, 1839, aged 40
years; is buried at .south side of Swedes' (Christ) Church yard,
Upper Merion.

Emma M. DeHaven, born February 18, 1795; baptized
by Rev. Slator Clay; married George, son of Rev. Slator
Clay, December 5, 1822; died 1857; no children.

The name Hugh, which is carried down in many branches
of the DeHaven family, is evidently derived from Hugh
Hughes, who was born in 1671, and whose daughter, Sarah
Hughes, married Peter DeHaven. Their only son was named
Hugh, and married Sarah Holstein April 27, 1775.

The names of the sons of Sarah Holstein and Hugh
DeHaven are clearly traced to their direct ancestors — Peter,
the eldest, having the name of the great grandfather; Holstein,
bearing his mother's surname; Hugh, carrying down the line
his father's ; and Lindsay Coates, that of his father's uncle.



Children of Mary Holstein and Septimus Coates, seven:

Hannah Coates, died aged 14.

Sarah Coates, married Ebenezer Rambo, son of Tobias
and Margaret Knox Rambo, of Upper Merion.

Magdalena Coates, died unmarried, June 16, 1868, at the
residence of Mrs. Samuel Coates, Norri-stown, aged 83 years.

John Coates, married Martha, daughter of Heniy and
Hannah Pugh, of Lower Merion, Montgomery county, Penn-
sylvania. John Coates died 27th of January, 1857, aged 70
years. Mrs. Coates died January 5, 188 1, aged 81 years and
1 1 months.

Ann Coates, married Wm. Holloway, February 11, 1819.
She died October 21, 1822,



HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY. IO7

Samuel Holstein Coates married Margaret, daughter of
John and Mary Owens, of Radnor, Delaware county, Penn-
sylvania, November 30, 181 5, by Rev. Nicholas Collin.
Samuel H. Coates died 22d of December 1856. Mrs. Coates
died October 21, 1872, aged 78 years.

Slator Clay Coates, died in his 22d year, unmarried.



Children of Matthias Holstein and Mary Jonse, eleven :

Elizabeth Mattson Holstein, June 11, 1784; died June
16, 181 1.

John Jonse Holstein, born October 8, 1785; married
Elizabeth Williamson about 181 1. He died January 21, 18 18;
Mrs. Holstein died March 12, 1849.

Ann Holstein, born April 11, 1787; died October, 1852;
unmarried.

Hannah Holstein, born December 29, 1788; died August,
1845.

Rachel Holstein, born November 8, 1790; died August
15, 1803.

Nicholas Collin Holstein, born July 12, 1792.

Peter Jonse Holstein, born February 23, 1794; died
October 18, 1824.

Rebecca Holstein, born May ii, 1796; married Evan
Davis; 4 children, all died in infancy. Mrs. Davis died Feb-
ruary 15, 1875.

Mary Holstein, born July i, 1798; died August 5, 1838.

Christiana Holstein, born September 5, 1799; unmarried;
died December 3, 1877, aged 78.

Susanna Jonse Holstein, born October 31, 1802; married
Charles Vaugn. Died May 8, 1866.



Children of Matthias Holstein and Jane Johnston, seven :
Rebecca Holstein, born in Philadelphia ; unmarried ; died
in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.



I08 HOLSTEIN F-AMILV HISTORY.

Samuel Holstein, born in Philadelphia ; married Mary,
daughter of Samuel and Jane Henderson, of Westmoreland
county, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Holstein, born in Philadelphia; married Miss Pat-
terson ; one child died in infancy ; all deceased.

Elizabeth Holstein, born June, 1798; married Samuel
Love 8th of January, 1822, by Rev. Mr. Lee, in Westmoreland
county, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Love died ist of July, 1871. No
children.

Abraham Holstein, born in Philadelphia; unmarried; re-
sided in Westmoreland county.

Mary Holstein, born in Philadelphia 1803; died, unmar-
ried, in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, on the 23d of
December, 1 824, aged 2 1 years.

Sarah Holstein, born 3d of June, 1807, in Westmoreland
county, Pennsylvania; married Januarj' 15, 1829, to Robert
Love (brother of Samuel, who married her sister Elizabeth), by
Rev. Mr. Davis. Removed same year to Butler count}-, Penn-
sylvania, to a farm.

Children of Peter Jones Holstein and Catharine Blake,
twelve :

Frederick Holstein, born July 17, 1784; died 7th of Octo-
ber, same year.

John Holstein, born December 30, 1785; married Jane
Parkinson (who was of English descent) September 29, 1808,
by Rev. Dr. X. Collin, in Kingsessing township ; died March
18, 1 82 1, in the 36th year of his age. Upon his monument is
inscribed these lines :

" Lo ! where these silent marbles weep,
A husband and his children sleep."

Mary Holstein, born February 3, 1788; died 1867, un-
married, aged 80.

Christiana Holstein, born January 31, 1790; married
Henry, son of James and Catharine Makemson, of Kingses-
sing, in 18 1 5.



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HOLSTEIN FAMILV HISTORY. IO9

Sarah Holstein, born March 29, 1792; married George
Brandt, son of James and Mary Brandt, of Kingsessing town-
ship ; died in 1884.

Mary Magdalena Holstein, born October 5, 1794; married
Abel Lodge, son of John and Elizabeth Lodge, of Kingsessing
township.

Peter Jones Holstein, born May 29, 1797; married Han-
nah Leech. No children.

Ann Holstein, born August 23, 1799; unmarried; resided
at Darby ; died 1884.

Nathan B. Holstein, born November, 1801 ; died in infancy.

James Bartman Holstein, born June 16, 1803 ; died in in-
fancy.

Eliza Holstein, born April 2, 1804; died, aged 5 years.

Catharine B. Holstein, born April 2, 1807; married John
De Hart, son of Abraham and Catharine De Hart, of Kingses-
sing. Mrs. De Hart died June, 1848.

SIXTH GENERATION.

Child of Mary Holstein and Levi Bartleson :
Hilary Bartleson, died September 2, 1796.



Children of Major Matthias Holstein, of Norristown, and
Elizabeth Branton :

Ehzabeth Branton Holstein, born October i, 1798, at the
old homestead on Spring creek ; married John Henderson, a
talented lawyer of Norristown, son of Samuel and Mary Hen-
derson, of Upper Merion, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania,
October 21, 18 19, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Bird
Wilson. Mrs. Henderson removed to Mercer county, Penn-
sylvania, in 1830, where the remainder of her life was spent.
" Entered into rest" December 11, 1871. Interred at Christ
(Swedes') Church, Upper Merion.

Rachel Moore Holstein, born November 22, 1800; mar-
ried Thomas Mayberry Jolly, son of John Adams Joll)- and

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I 10 HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY.

Rebecca W. Ma)'berry Jolly, a lawyer of distinction in Xorris-
town. Mrs. Jolly died October i6, 1884, in her 84th year.

Samuel Holstein, born May 30, 1803; married Anna,
daughter of Abram and Elizabeth Kintzing Pritchett, of Phila-
delphia, on April 30. 1840, in the Church of the Epiphany,
Philadelphia, by Re\'. Stephen H. Tyng. Samuel Holstein
settled in Mercer, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, on the 3d of
December, 1827, having left Norristown a few months previous
with the intention of locating in Detroit, Michigan. He moved
from Mercer to Neshannock Falls, Lawrence county, in the
spring of 1855, relinquishing the practice of law from that date
and finding pleasure and occupation in the oversight of his farm
and mills to the close of his life. He died May 29, 1870, aged
66 years.

Charles Holstein, died in infancy.

Matthias Holstein, died in infancy.

Branton Holstein, born March 18, 1808; married Con-
stance, daughter of Isaac Hughes Pritner and Rebecca Pritner,
of Kittanning, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, on March 15,
1836, by Rev. Bryan Bernard Killikelly (Episcopal). Lsaac
Hughes Pritner was the son of Catharine Hughes and Mr. Prit-
ner, and grandson of John Hughes, the " stamp officer." Bran-
ton Holstein moved from Norristown to Mercer in 1834, but
finally settled on a farm at Neshanock Falls, Lawrence county,
where he remained eighteen years. In 1852 he moved to a
farm five miles north of the town of Mercer. Constance, wife of
Branton Holstein, died August 4, 1889, aged 73 years. After
the death of his wife Mr. Holstein resided with his daughter,
Mrs. David M. Hadley, in Sharpsville, Mercer county, Penn-
sylvania, where he died October 8, 1890, aged 82 years.



Children of Col. George W. and Elizabeth Wayne Hay-



man



Ann Sophia Holstein, born August 24, 1802; married
Andrew, son of Jacob and Rebecca Shainline, of Upper
Marion, Montgomery county, May 17, 1826, by Rev. Slator



HOLSTEIN FAMILY HISTORY. Ill

Clay. Their home was an adjoining farm, about one-half mile
distant, which had been purchased in the year 1774 by Andrew
Shainline from the heirs of Matthias Holstein. Here their
happy married life was spent, and in the same house, surrounded
by all most dear to her, she " fell asleep" on the 9th of April,
1847, in the 45th year of her age, leaving a family of nine
children, the youngest an infant three months old. Captain
Andrew Shainline married a second wife, Mrs. Mary Naile Sell,
and died November 5, 1869, aged 74 years.

Rachel Moore Holstein, born October 6, 1804; baptized
by Rev. Slator Clay ; married Thomas J., son of James Mo-lony,
of Kingsessing, 27th of May, 1830, by Rev. Jehu C. Clay. Mrs.
Rachel Molony died Tuesday morning, 29th of March, 1831,
aged 26 years and 6 months. Remarkably attractive in person,
gifted with a happy, cheerful disposition and refined, winning
manners, she gained the love of all who knew her. An infant
son a week old survived her ; her body was laid to rest beside
her kindred, in the cemetery of Old Swedes Church, Upper
Merion, March 31, 183 i.

Elizabeth Wayne Holstein, born January 4, 1806; bap-
tized by Rev. Slator Clay; married Dr. Joseph Brookfield,
of Philadelphia, son of William and Elinor Irvin Brookfield,
of Gloucester county. New Jersey, 19th of June, 1849, ^Y
Rev. Edwin N. Lightner, at the residence of her sister, Mrs.
Mary H. Amies, of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Brookfield, died in Philadelphia, March
29, 1887, in her 8ist year, and was interred in the Friends'
Cemetery, Lower Merion township, by the side of her hus-
band. Dr. Joseph Brookfield, who died December 17, 1872,
aged 84 years. An extract from an obituary notice of her says :


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