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formed congregation in that neighborhood to
build a church on. "


Nn. Mmry H. Wlnebreaaer.

Mrs. Mary Hamilton Winebreuner, widow
of the late Rev. John Winebrenner, of the
Church of God, died at Mt Joy Tuesday even-
ing, May 22d, at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Wine-
brenner was the eldest daughter of John
and Elizabeth Mitchell, born July 24th, 1808,
near Norristown, Pa. She was named for
her maternal grandmother, Mary Hamilton
Boggs, who was the daughter of Hugh-
Hamilton, an officer of the Revolutionary
war. When quite young, her parents re-
moved to Carlisle, where her mother died.
Miss Mitchell removed to Harrisburg in
1828, and in 1837 married the Rev.
John Winebrenner. In the early days of her
married life she had frequent occasions to
disply her mental talents, and her husband
relied very much on her excellent judgment,
her executive ability and general trustworthi-
ness. During her husband's frequent ab-
sences from home it fell to her lot to attend
to his affairs, including the printing office of
the forerunner of the Church Advocate, "The
Gospel Publisher." It was not an uncom-
mon thing for her to attend to the mail,
correct the manuscript and read proof, select
matter for the paper, besides the entertain
ing of hosts of travelers and visitors and car-
ing for her family. Few can place a proper
estimate on her chaiacter, but those who
knew her intimately will bear testimony to
the fact that she was a woman of unusual
mental power, and was always equal

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to the occasioD. Although she was brought
op in the Presbyterian Church, after her
marriage she was in full sympathy with the
church of her adoption, remaining a con-
sistent defender of its doctrines to the end
of her days. During all her life she was
active in church work, for many years a
teacher in the ladies' Bible class, and a very
warm supporter of Sabbath school instruc-
tion. She was on the first Board of Managers
for the Home of the Friendless of the city of
Harrisburg, when that noble charity was
organized, and always interested in its suc-
cess. In 1871 she removed to the city of
Chicago to reside with her youngest son, but
the climate proving too rigorous for her fail-
ing health, she returned to Pennsylvania in
1878. For the last ten years she has been
living in Mt Joy, a helpless invalid, from
a fall which disabled her from walking.
Three sons, John N., Albert M., Marshall
H. and two daughters, Mrs. J. K. Cassel
and Miss Emma C. Winebrenner, of Mt
Joy, survive their mother.

One who knew her well bears cheerful
testimony to the loving Christian character
of Mrs. Winebrenner, and how in the early
years of the founding of the Church which
her revered husband labored so unceas-
ingly to establish, she was his
great comfort amidst trials and strug-
gles few were aware of. Those who
knew here intimately have passed to their
eternal reward, and she, at the close of four
score years, has followed them — and in very
troth it may be said, the most devoted, self-
sacrificing of that band of early disciples of
the Church of God.


Historical, Biographical an** Genealogical.


Reed {N. & Q. ekexxviii.)— James Read
who was a member of the Continental Con-
gress was not James Read, of Berks county,
but James Rudolph Reid, of whom we de-
sire information. e.

Dead Towns (K <k Q. c&srctl)— By some
means Asylum got among the.names of dead
towns in Pennsylvania. This is not correct
—although it may be here stated that as a
French colony it was not a success.

Seal Family.— Of German extraction,
this name was originally written Siel. As
early as 1750 the name is found among the
records of Lancaster county. The first who
settled within the limits of Dauphin county
was Henry Seal, b. October 16, 1770, and
d. Dec 31, 1827, at Millers burg. His wife,
Catharine, b. April 7, 1779, d. May 29, 1842.
Henry's brother, Jacob Seal, b. Feb. 16,
1785; (L Sept 5, 1858; and his wife,
Mary, b. August 2, 1792; d. Nov. 26, 1779.
Both brothers left numerous descendants.
John H. Seal, son of Henry, b. March 14,
1797; d. June 12, 1875; and his wife, Cath-
arine, b. June 14, 1795; d. Dec. 13, 1833.
They were the parents of Josiah Seal, and
grandparents of Hon. John B. Seal, editor
of the "Millcrsburg Herald/'



William Plunket, frequently called Lord
Plunket, was a native of Ireland, born about
1720. Little is accurately known of his
early life, save that he studied medicine,
graduating from the university at Dublin,
and emigrated to America. He first settled
at Carlisle, where he practiced his profes-
sion until probably the breaking out of the
French and Indian war, into which
service he tntered. He was commissioned
liententant in Capt John Hambright's com-
pany iu Col. William Clapham's battalion,
June 12, 1756. In the Bouquet campaign of
1764, he was surgeon of the second battalion,
commanded by CoL Arthur Clayton, his
commission bearing date September 7, 1 763.
For this service he participated in the Pro-
vincial land grants on the West Branch, re-
ceiving from the Proprietaries six hundred
acres of land in Buffalo Valley. About 1770
he removed to what was subsequently North-
umberland county locating a little above
Chillisquaqne creek, which he termed
'^hc Soldier's Retreat," and became pos-
sessed of a large estate. He was one of the
leaders in the so called Pennamite war at the
outset of the Revolution. A brief account
of his expedition to Wyoming is found in
Annals of Buffalo VaUey, by Hon. John
Blair Linn, p. 87-8. At the beginning of the
war for Independence he entered heartily
into the contest, and was commissioned Col-
onel of the Second Battalion of Northumber-
land county associators in March, 1776, but
for some cause or another, possibly at the
instigation of his Wyoming enemies,
he was arrested as being inimical to the

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principles of the Revolution. He was
afterwards released, as nothing treasonable
could be proved against him. Sabine, in his
* -American Loyalists," imputes crimes to
Col. Plunket which he had neither fact or
foundation for. At the close of the war he
removed to Sunbury where he died in the
early part of May, 1791

Dr. Plunket married Esther Harris, daugh-
ter of John Harris, of Harris* Ferry,
and sister of the Founder of Harrisburg.
Of a large family of children, only four
daughters reached maturity. Of these,
Elizabeth married Samuel Maclay, after-
ward a Senator in Congress and a brother of
William Maclay, who married his cousin
Mary Harris. Isabella Plunket married
William Bell, of Elizabethtown, N. J.
Margaret Plunket married Isaac Richardson,
of New York State; and Esther Plunket
marriel her cousin, Col. Robert Baxter, of
the British army. Descendants of the first
named have been very prominent in public
affairs in Pennsylvania for at least a century.


From the Records ot the Iiand Department.


Simon Gibty, an Indian trader, settled
in 1743 on a tract of land on the East side
of Sasquahannah, cleared 30 a. and made
other improvements, and continued several
years thereon. That said Simon Girty af-
terwards dying intestate and indebted to
Thomas McKee upwards of £300, the said
Thomas applied for a warrant therefor.

Michael Miller, in 1737, "in the great
hole at the Blue Mountain in Bjthel twp,,
Lancaster co.

Hans Nissley, w. for 240 a. of land "ly-
ing on a small branch of f "onestoga creek in
the said co. of Lancaster," Jau. 16, 1733.

Peter von Beaver, "on Suetara creek,"

James Snodgrass, dec'd, of Martick
twp., in Lancaster co., prior to 1751, left a
wife, Mary, and sons James and William.

June 16, 1753, a w. for 50 a. of land to
John Shoop and Michael Umberger in Leba-
non twp., "in trust for the use of a church,
school house and burying place for the Lu-
theran and Calvanist congregations."

Henry William Steiole, w. for 100 a.
in Warwick twp., Lancaster co., x April 10,

1758. Then follow a number of warranto
situated in Elizabeth twp., same date.

David McCord, who settled in Derry
township, very early, was "murdered on his
plantation by the Indians during the late In-
dian war."

John Sloan, w. for a tract of land in
1749, in Donegal twp. ; a resurvey was made
in 1763, at which time he was deceased, leav-
ing a wife Jean, and the following children:

i. Alexander.

ii. Archibald.

iii. Mary.

iv. Margaret, m. Archibald Sloan.

v. Elizabeth.

November 26, 1764, w. for 100 a. to John
Nicholas Simon and Adam Klerman, in
Hanover twp., Lancaster co., "in trust for
the Lutheran and Reformed congregations."

Francis Worley, w. for 100 a. of land
at mouth of Conestoga May 3, 1716; resur-
vey, March 12, 1742, for his son, Caleb

Manor of Plumpton, in Heidelberg twp.,
in 1749.

David Byers took up a tract of land in
Donegal twp., and after his death a re-sur-
vey was had, Sept. 1, 1762, in favor of his
children :

i. Duvid.

ii. John.

iii. Jane; m. Thomas Smith.

iv. Martha; m. Campbell, who d.

prior to 1763.

Thomas Smiley, and son John, in Hano-
ver twp. in 1767.

Jacob Bioler w. for 137 a. in Leacock
twp., surveyed Nov. 16, 1752, for the benefit
of his dan. Barbara, who was the widow of
Ritter, and had a son Henry in 1763.

John and James Hippeth, brothers, in
Hanover twp., Lancaster co., in 1737.

James Reed, of Upper Pax tang town-
ship, Lancaster co., had sons John and
James in 1737.

Land "lying upon Tulpyhockin 3 miles
from Cowowkin."

Henry Smith, w. for 150 a. of land,
April 24, 1734, "on this sideTuipehockin near
the Iron Works."

"On the Great Spring inHeidleberg town-
ship," in 1736.

George Steyts, w. for 300 a. "situate on
Quitapohi'la Run, adjoining John Light's
plantation in Lebanon township, Settled and
Improved by himself seven years," Dec. 19,

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"Samonocasie Ran" in Robinson town-
ship, Lancaster county, so named in 1740.

"On the waggon road leading thro* the
Indian Manor to Patowmeck, fifty miles to
the westward of Paxtang, and about sixty
miles north of Bell's Town on Patowmeck, "
Dec 7, 1737.

Robert Redick, w. for land in Penns-
horo* twp., upon Conedogwainet, January
31, 1737.

Godfrey Seidle, land on Deep Run, in
Bethel township, adjoining his father-in-law,
John Adams, in 1771.

John Matter settled on Great Wicka-
nisko, about one mile from the River Sus-
quehanna, prior to 1773.

Jacob Job, of Leacock twp., Lancaster
•ca., d. prior to 1763, leaving issue:

i. Andrew.

ii. Jeremiah, d. intestate, his wife, Mary,
subsequently m. — — Hughey.

Hi. Samuel

*». Sarah; m. Jonathan White.

«. Mary; her guardians were Samuel Job
and William Hamilton, Esq., of Philadel-

John Montgomery and Samuel Mc-
Corkle settled in Pax tang, on adjoining
farms, prior to 1735.

Albright and Michael Deibler were in
Xykens Valley prior to 1767.


Biographical, Historical and Genealogical.


Publications op the Dauphin Coun-
ty Historical Society. — The "Autobi-
ography of John Kean, " with an excellent
engraving has been published by the Dauphin
County Historical Society, and will be fur-
nished its members.


L John Conrad Schropp, of Germany,
died in 1728, and his wife (maiden-name
Berkmuller) died in 1731. Their child was:

2. i. Matthew.

II. Matthew Schropp, b. 21st March,
1722, atKauffernen, Suabia, came to Penn-
sylvania with the second Moravian colony in
1743. He married Anna Maria Tomet, who
wash. 13th April, 1719, at Basle, Switzer-
land. He died 11th September, 1767, at

Salem, N. C. [His widow married Rev.
John Wolfgang Michler, 23d August, 1778,
ancestor of the Easton family of the name,
who d. at Hebron, in 1785. She d. 3d
April, 1786, at Nazareth]. Their children

3. i. John, b. Oct 11, 1750.

4. ii. Christian, b. June 27, 1756.
Hi, Mary, d. single.

5. iv. Sabina, b. Nov. 5, 1759.

HL John Schropp, b. llth Oct, 1750,
at Nazareth; d. 4th July, 1805, at Bethle-
hem. He married first, Maria Elizabeth
Tanneberger, b. 15th July, 1753, at Naza-
reth, d. 23d August, 1801, at Bethlehem.
Their children were :

%. Johanna Elisabeth, b. 17 Aug., 1785, at
Bethlehem; d. 7 May, 1810, at Bethlehem.

ii. Charlotte Sabina, b. 23 Nov., 1787, at
Nazareth; d. 22 June, 1833, at Bethlehem.

6. Hi. Maria Louisa; b. 27 June, 1790;
m. John S. Krause.

7. iv. Anna Caroline; b. 7 June, 1793;
m. Owen Rice.

John Schropp m. secondly 26 April, 1802,
Elizabeth Krogstrup; b. 18 May, 1763; d. 25
March, 1 8 1 9, at Lititz. Their children were :

D. [a dan.] b. and d. 20 Aug., 1803.

8. w. John, b. Sept 8, 1805.

IV. Christian Schropp, b. 27 June,
1756; d. 31 Dec., 1826. He married first, 17
Nov., 1793, Anna Maria Russmeyer, b. 12
July, 1757, at Bethlehem; d. 29 Dec., 1804,
at Lititz. Their child was:

i. Christian Russmeyer; b. 7 Oct, 1796,
at Lititz; d. 1821 at Nazareth.

Christian Schropp m. secondly 8 Jan.,
1806, Rebecca Edmonds, b. 9 Aug., 1762, at
Sechem, N. Y.; d. 25 Aug., 1828.

V. Sabina Schropp, b. 5 November,
1759, at Nazareth, d. 8 May, 1848. at Beth-
lehem ; married William Henry, of Naza-
reth. Their children, all born in Nazareth,
were (surname Henry) :

i. Elizabeth; b. 15 October, 1782; d. 15
December, 1844, at Philadelphia; m. John
Jordan, of Philadelphia.

ii. Anna; b. 29 September, 1784, d. in

Hi. John-Joseph; b. 17 June, 1786; d. 2
December, 1836.

iv. Johanna Maria; b. 6 May, 1788; d.
31 January, 1811, at Bethlehem; m.Rt. Rev.
A. Benade.

v. Matthew Schropp; b. 10 August 1790;
d. 20 January, 1862, in Philadelphia.

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vL SaJbina; b. 4 August, 1792; d. 22
March, 1829, at Bethlehem; m. John F.

mi. William; b. 15 August, 1794; d. 23
May, 1878, at Wyoming, Pa.

viii. Jane; b. 5 June, 1796; d. 8. p.

VL Maria Louisa Schbopp, b. 27 June,
1790. at Bethlehem; d. 29 July 1819; m. 3
April, 1810, John Samuel Krause, b. 23
June, 1782; d. 26 Dec, 1815. Their children
were (surname Krause) :

u Sophia Louisa; b. 13 Feb. 1811, at
Bethlehem; d. in 1846, at Salem, N. C.

it. Matthew; b. 6 Aug. 18 14, at Bethlehem.

VII. Anna Caroline; b. 7 June, 1793;
d.23 Sept 1 852, atCat&sauqua ; m. Owen Rice.
Their child was (surname Rice) :

f. Maria; b. 4 May, 1829, Bethlehem; d.
18 March, 1849, at Catasauqua.

VUL John Schropp; b. 8 Sept 1805;
d. 2 Sept, 1840, at Bethlehem; in. 12 Oct,
1828, Maria Cornelia Goundie, b. 15 Oct,
1807. Their children all b. at Bethlehem

i. Charles William; b. 15 May, 1830; d.
March 1888, in Philadelphia.

if. Maria Elizabeth; b. 21 April, 1832; d.
15 Aug. 1854.

Hi. Henry John; b. 1 Dec, 1833; d. 21
July, 1834.

w. John Cornelius; b. 28 Aug , 1836.

v. Anna Caroline; b. 16 Feb., 1840; d.
31 Dec, 1841.

9. ti. Abraham Sebastian ; b. 22 March,

IX. Abraham Sebastian Schropp, b.
22 March, 1841, at Bethlehem; m. 19 April,
1864, Caroline Angelica Guetter; b. 13
March, 1842. Their children, all b. at
Bethlehem, were:

i. jfrlizabeth Burnet; b. 12 Nov., 1865;
d. 24 Dec, 1887, m. 8 Feb., 1887, George
Hildreth Worrall.

ii. Mary Helen ; b. 25 Aug., 1868.

m. Ruth Caroline; b. 8 Sept, 1871.


[The following record of the members of
the Senate of Pennsylvania in 1837-38, came
into our possession among the papers of
Hon. John Scrohm, of Lancaster. Accom-
panying it was the versification probably
written by Hon. Abraham Miller, Senator
from the city of Philadelphia, as it appears
to be in his handwriting. Of the gentlemen
who composed this honorable body, only one

we presume is living, our distinguished fel-
low-citizen, Hon. John J. Pearson.]

Samuel A. Barclay, Bedford, 34, attorney-
at-law, Bedford Pa.

James A. Caldwell, Lancaster county, 39,
farmer, Lancaster county, Pa.

Samuel L. Carpenter, York county, 42,
surveyor, Greensburg, Westmoreland county,.

Elihu Case, New York State, 47, farmer,

Jacob Cassat, Adams county, 59, farmer, .
Adams county.

Cornelius Darragh, Allegheny, 29, attor-
ney-at-law, Pittsburgh.

Charles Frailey (Sen.). Berks county, 39,
farmer, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill county, Pa.

Fredk. Fraley (city), Philadelphia City,
33, merchant, Philadelphia City.

David Fullerton, Franklin county, 65,
fanner, near Greencastle, Franklin county.

John Harper, Lebanon county, farmer,
Lebanon, Lebanon county.

Alexr. Irvin, Centre county, 38, merchant,
Clearfield Town.

Francis James, Chester. county, 38, attor-
ney-at-law, West Chester, Chester county.

Meek Kelly, Franklin, 53, surveyor, Indi-
ana county.

Ebenezer Kingsbury, Vermont, 33, attor-
ney-at-law, Honesdale, Wayne county.

Isaac Leet, Washington county, 35, attor-
ney-at-law, Washington, Penn'a.

Peter S. Michler, Northampton, 38, man-
ufacturer, Easton.

James McConkey, Lancaster connty, Pa.,
50, merchant, York county.

Abraham Miller (city), Philadelphia City,
potter, Lane street, Philadelphia.

John Miller (Berks), Berks county, 52,
innkeeper, Reading.

Henry Myers, Delaware connty, 48, farm-
er, Concord.

James Paul, Philadelphia county, 57,
farmer, Willow Grove.

John J. Pearson, Delaware county, 35 r
attorney-at-latr, Mercer, Pa.

Alex. M. Peltz, Washington, D. C, 29,
merchant, Philadelphia.

Charles B. Penrose, Philadelphia county,
39, attorney-at-law, Carlisle.

David R. Porter, Montgomery county, 38,
farmer, Huntingdon.

Wm. Purviance, surveyor, Butler county.

Wm. T. Rogers, Philadelphia City, 38 r
printer, Deyledtown.

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John A. Sangston, Fayette county, 34,
merchant, Uniontown.

Isaac Sleqker, York county, attorney-at-
law. New Berlin.

Michael Snyder, Philadelphia county, 52,
innkeeper, Manayunk.

Joseph M. Sterrett, Cumberland county,

John Strohm, Lancaster county, 44, farm-
er, Martick township, Lancaster county.

Jesse R. Burden, Speaker, too young when
horn, so that he don't remember the place,
21 and upwards, speculator and stock jobber,
Madison House.

Geo. Hamersley, Chief Clerk, printer and
bookseller, York, 27.

David Middlecoff, Assistant Clerk.

Geo. S. Wilkins, Transcribing .Clerk,

My Early History.
Amidst the pots my earliest course was run,
My sire a potter, I a potter's son.
Amidst the pots my childhood's lot was cast,
Amidst the pots my youthful days were past
Amidst the pots I held my manlier course,
In making pots I spent my manhood's force;
Like pots, my fate, when shattered and de-
Upon the potsherd heap I shall be laid.

My Teub.
Of broken pots be built my monument,
This shall endure when records shall be

With fabled story, when the splendid dome
No more shall mark the cold and silent

Of slumbering statesmen, whose now quiet

No longer wars upon the injured just
Of heroes, who on human glory bent,
In blood and tears built up their monument,
Nor dream 'd that these, beneath the tread of

Should sink in dust in every changing clime.
While the poor potsherd, humble and ob-
Smiles at the wreck of Time, and ever shall


Historical, Bloaraplilcal and Geaealoalcal.


Bell Fount.— Belief onte, so named in
the newspapers of 1800.

Wilkins' Ferry. — Thomas Wilkins*
ferry was where Bai abridge now is. It was
owned by James Logan at the time Wilkins-
conducted it The western side of the ferry
which crossed the lower end of an island,
was owned by Joshua Lowe, a Quake, and
for many years coroner of Lancaster county.
He moved from there to Conestoga. s. E.

December and May.— Married on the
3rd of April, 1792, by Rev. John Campbell,
James Stevenson, aged 76 years, to the
amiable Rebecca Sample, aged 35 years, both
of Carlisle.

On July 7, 1796, Mr. Pittner, of Paxtang,
aged nbout 90 years, married "the worthy
matron Mrs. Tharlotte King the consort and
wife of Mr. Richard King formerly of thia
town" [Harrisburg].

On April 16, 1836, by Rev. Benjamin
Snodgrass, Mr. Wyant, aged 21 years, and
Violet Crawford, aged 70, both of Hanover

Col. John Bull. — A correspondent from
Illinois sends us the following:

CoL Bull, b. June 1, 1731; d. Augnst 9,
1824. Mary Phillips, his wife, b. 1731; <L
Feb. 23, 1811. Their children were:

t. Anna; m. Gen, John Smith, of Win-
chester, Va.

ii. Elizabeth; m. Rittenhouse,

brother of Daniel Rittenhouse the astrono-

Hi. Maria Louise; m. Joseph Nourse, who
was for many years Register of the U. S.

iv. Rebecca; m. Capt John Boyd, of the

v. Sarah; m. first, Joseph Haines; sec-
ondly, B. F. Young.

m. WiUiam.

eii. Ezekiel


The following names, with meaning, were
given by the celebrated Indian "Red Jacket:"

Vanisteo; a board in the water.

Tioga; a crotch or point in the river, a
junction of waters.

Vawanesque; at the Long Island.

Cohocton; (Conhocton) trees in the water.

Oononque; horn in the water, (the Seneca
name of the Chemung.)

Conewahali; Ka-na-we-o-la, a head on a
pole, the Seneca name for the spot on which
Elmira, N. Y., now stands.

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Canondisagtte; the aboriginal name for
Seneca Lake, meaning "Newtown Lake"
trom a village of the same name near the

Ganandaigua; Chosentown.

Susquehannah ; Sus-que-sa-han-naugh,
•crooked river.

Ne-wa-na-Ga-no-eush; a spring, or liter-
ally a small living water.

Tschechske qua-nunk, Shc-shequin, so
written by the Moravians.


[The following query comes to as from
Minnesota. Perchance Hon. John Blair
Linn can give us some information concern-
ing the capture of Mary Campbell alluded

My greatgrandfather, Joseph Willford,
came from Sheffield, England, and settled in
<(I believe) Bucks county, Pa., but do not
know the year. He was one of the early
pioneers. He married a young lady named
Mary Campbell in Bucks county. The
Campbells were of Scotch descent, but re-
sided in the north of Ireland ; were called in
Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish. I do not know
what year they came to America, but desire
to learn the year, if possible. My great-
grandmother, Mary Campbell, was, with
other children, put in a stockade, or fort, at
or near Penn's Valley, to protect them
from the Indians on or about the
years 1754 to 1760. She, with
other children were captured by the
Indians of that place, a portion of whom
were killed, but the life of Mary Campbell
was spared. She was held captive by the
Indians seven years, and taken from them at
Obilicothe or Newcomerstown, Ohio, by the
Provincial troops. She was then 14 years of
Age. She had brothers who participated in
the Indian wars of Pennsylvania and Ohio
at an early day. The names of two of her
'brothers were Daniel Campbell and William
•Campbell. Daniel Campbell was an officer
"(captain or colonel) in the army and was shot
somewhere in Ohio by the Indians. William
Campbell was also in the Indian wars and
Teceived land from the Governme. t for his
services. He located -at or near Pittsburgh,
Pa,, but died at the residence of his sister's
{Mary Campbell's) oldest son in Wayne
country, Ohio. I know no more
of their history than I have here
stated, and nothing of the history of the rest
-of the family, but would be pleased to learn

something of them. Joseph Willford and
wife (Mary Campbell) lived in Bucks Co.,
Pa. They had five sons and two daughters.
The last located in Greene county, Pa., and
in 1815 all except Daniel Willford who re-
mained, emigrated to Wayne county, Ohio.


[In the hope of receiving additions to
these notes we give the information at hand,]

L John Allison, a native of London-
Derry, Ireland, emigrated with his family to
America as early as 1725, and located on
what were termed the "Barrens of Deny,"
then Chester, afterwards Lancaster, now
Dauphin county, Penn'a. He took up two
hundred acres of land, which were warranted
to him 1 5th of April, 1 734. He died prior
to 1750, and had, among other children, the

i, Bobert; d. march 1766, unm. ; by his
will he bequeathed "£100 to the Trustees of
the Philadelphia Hospital," "£100 to the
Grammar School at Newark, ten miles from
New Castle," and the balance of his estate

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