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l(f. Abner Croll (John); b. September
9, 1800; d. August 27, 1835; m. Rachel
S b e ,ly. They bad issue :

i. John; m. Mary Do u del, and had Hor-
ace, Robert and Amelia.

ii. William; m. Annie Faber, and bad
Abner, Faber d. s. p.. WiUlam, Charlie aud

Hi. Lydia; m. Jacob Nissley, and had
Rachel, m. Simon C. Peters, Frank m. Julia
Rambler, John m. Bessie Fortney, and

iv. Luther; m. Jennie Smyth, and had
James, Morris, Roy and Bine.

IV. Henry Ceoll (John); b. January
11, 1807; m. Mary Oleweiler. They had
issue :

i. Aliier, m. Mary Strouse, and had Har-
vie, m. Kate Lowman; Mary, m. Horace
/cowman, and Kate. m. Rahter.

tt. Mary % m. Joseph H. Nissley, and had
Annie, m. Harry Campbell; LUlie, m. Wil-
liam Lowman; Josephine, ard Fannie.

Hi. Ann Eliza.

iv. Clementine, d. a p.


Inscriptions In the Old Graveyard.


Here lies the Body



who departed this life

Febrnary, 1769,

Aged 63 years.


MARY, his wife,

who departed this life

June, 1783,

Aged 71 years.


Memory of


who-departed this life

Angust 28 h, 1829,

A^ed about 72 years.


Memorv of


consort of

RoUrt Porterfield,

who departed this life

July 28th, A. D. 182&,

aged about 65 years.


Memory of


who departed this life

March 27th, A. D. 1820,

in the 25th year of bis age.

Also of his Bisier,


who departed this life

July 29, A. D. 1793,

in the 9th year of her age.

And of their sister,


who departed (his life

November, A. D. 1800,

a"ed about 7 months.


Memorv of


who departed this life

May the 11th, A. D. 1822, iu the-

25th year of bis age.

In memory of


who departed this life

September the 18th, 1787,

Aged 42 years.

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Memory of


who departed this life

April27tb, A D. 1833,

In the 60th year of hia



Memory of


who departed

this Life the 17 th

of March, 1792,

aged 68 years.


Memory of

SARAH, wife of


who departed

this life Aug.

Aged 37 years.


Memory of

MARGARET, wife of


who departed this

life March 3, 1775,

Aged 54 years.


Who departed this life

February 9, 1794,

Aged 73 years.


Memorv of


consort of

James ROGERS, Jr.,

who departed this life

Aug't23rd, 1839,

Aged 74 years.


Memory of


who departed this

Life the 9th of

September, 1782,

Aged 36 years.

In memorv of
who departed this life

April 18th, A. D. 1790,

Aged 55 years.



who departed this life

May 16th, A. D. 1823.

Aged 55 years.


Memory of


consort of

Robert ROGERS,

who departed this life

Jan'y 25th, 1811,

Aged 27 years & 3 months.



sou of

Robert & Effey ROGERS,

who departed this life

Feb'y 2btb,H836,

Aged 28 years & 3 months.


Memory of



son of

Robert & Isabella ROGERS,

who departed this life

Ocfr 15tb, 1821,


5 years & 3 months.


to the memory of


who departed this life

May 5th, 1837,

aged 64 years, 7 months

and 15 days.

Hier Rhuet


Der Fran von

Johannes Schell,

worder gebohren den

17 January, 1802, nnd starb

25th May, 1822.



May 17, 1846,

in the 58 th year of his


Precious in the sight of the

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Lord is the death of his

Saints. Psalm CXVI-15.

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fHata>rleal, Bl«craphteal and CJenenlo Tlcml.



The election wires bring as the intelli-
gence of the death of a native of this city at
bis home in Tipton, Missouri, on the 3d of
May 1889.

Col. Gleim was the youngest of eleven
-children, and was born in Harrisburg, Pa.,
November 2d, 1825. His father, Christian
-Gleim, was a prominent citizen of this State,
was paymaster at Baltimore in the war of
1812, with the title of colonel, and at one
time was public printer of Pennsylvania lie
subsequently removed to Pittsburgh, where
the son Harrison A. was educated. When a
young man he entered the wholesale dry
.goods house of Brown & Co., of which his
brotber-in-law, Mr. James W. Brown, was
the head, where he remained until 1846,
when the business was moved to Philadel-
phia, under the firm name of John H.
Brown & Co., and receiving a position with
the last named firm, where he remained un-
til the death of James W. Brown. In 1860
he went to St Louis. At the beginning of the
•civil war he enlisted in the army under the com-
mand of Gen. Lewis Merrill, as first lieu-
tenant, and byjhis meritorious conduct rose to
•the rank of colonel A large portion of his
time in the service was spent in Arkansas.
At the close of the war he returned to St
Louis, where be remained until 1866, when
he settled at Tipton and became a member
■of the firm of Maclay & Co., in which he re*
tained his interest until his death. When
he went to Tipton he was in the prime of a
vigorous manhood, and being a thorough
business man, devoted himself assiduously to
business. He was enterprising and progres-
sive, and no project that promised to ad-
vance the interest of his town or vicinity
ever failed to elicit his hearty co-operation.
He was very active in securing the construc-
tion of the O. V. & 8. K. railroad, and for
a time was vice president of that company.
For the past few years CoL Gleim had re-
tired from active business and sought the
peace and happiness of home, in company
with his widowed sisters, Mrs. £. H. Brown,
Mrs. A. G. Douthitt and Mrs. £. G. Adams

between whom and himself there existed the
warmest and tenderest affection. Here he
gave himself up to the solace and comfort
that can be found nowhere elBe, and we
doubt not but spent the happiest days of his
life. He was a constant reader of the public
prints, took especial interest in the local his-
tory of his native city and was tboronghly
posted on current events. He was an en-
gaging conversationalist, and entertained his
numerous visitors most agreeably.

A List of Shawaoeee Word*.
[In Notes and Queries (No ccxxix) refer-
ence's made to the treaty held at Fort Pitt
in 1776, of which treaty Judge Jasper
Yeates, of Lancaster, was a commissioner,
and that among the different Indians present
were several from the Shawanese nation. In
connection with the same the annexed list of
forty-three Shawanese words and their Eng-
lish meaning will prove interesting. The list
is written on a very old sheet of paper in the
handwriting of Judge Yeates and was found
among his papers some years ago. It
was evidently compiled by Judge Yeates
when commissioner at the treaty in question.


A horse Maehiaway.

A knife Monethe.

An awl or fork Maquenthey.

A tree Tesque.

A young girl Squethetha.

A great man Itokomah.

An Indian man Linne.

A squaw . Qui wan.

A boy Skillowaythetha.

A child Oppoleutka.

A mirror Nonochtaw.

A blanket Qnewan.

A bat Pitakoh.

A tomahawk Tehawgah.

Rum Wethickepe.

A shirt Petenekaw.

Moccasins Mockitou.

A gun Mataquab.

A scalp Wesey.

A table or saddle. . . . .Papewau.

A spoon Emquawh.

Englishmen Metnusbeaw.

A sword Monethe.

God Wese Monetau.

The Sun Keepque.

The Moon Tepequikeeshaw.

Bain Kemawani.

Snow Kune.

Water Nepe.

A river Thepique.

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A creek Chikethepiqua.

A canoe. Locasbey.

A wigwam Wigwam.

A fish Ametba.

A buck Bapey.

A doe Nooskata.

Skins. Thiake.

Powder. Mawkate.

Lead Lcwley.

Flints Sawaugb.

A pipe Qoaqnah.

Tobacco Themaw.

A treaty Itakheman.

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[As the following communication, directed
to the Historical Society of Dauphin connty,
is at least interesting, we publish it, promis-
ing to give a reply in doe time. The letter
is written from Cincinnati* O., ot the date of
May 13, 1889.]

We have been looking over the Centennial
History of Daophin connty lately, and would
be exceedingly delighted if we could obtain
some information that seems to be hinted at
in its pages. If Dr. Kgle, or any person
else can give as the connection be-
between the Fultons, of Tinkling Spring
Church, Augusta county, Virginia, and the
Fultons, of Paxtang, we will be obliged, as
we are desirous of knowing more of the for-
mer Irish or Scotch-Irish Fultons from
whom we are descended. The indications
are that all of the Virginia Valley Presby-
terians came in by way of the Presbyterian
settlements of Pennsylvania.

I find the names of William and Walter
Bell in Dauphin county, and would like to
know if they belong to my own Bell line
of ancestry. My grandmother, Sarah Bell,
Anderson was the daughter of William Bell,
of Ed ny vale, county Monagbaa, Ireland.
My grandfather Anderson *s mother was also
a Bell— he and William Bell were first
cousins. James Anderson lived on Coolcol-
let hill, Glaslougb, county Monaghan, Ire
land. They came to America in 1801 and
settled near Pittsburgh, whence the family
removed to Louisville, Kentucky, where they
are now located.

In another direction I have an ancestress
whose name was Honor Elder, daughter of
John Elder, the wife of John Dorcey, of
Maryland. Can it be that she was
a daughter of "Parsoa Elder, of blessed
memory ?" Can any one tell ? I should be

frond of such an ancestor if I could j astir
ay claim to him. L. A. K.

[The following genealogical notes were en-
closed with the foregoing]:

Walter Bell, of Ireland, had:

i. William.

ii. Waiter.

Hi. Janet

Walter Bell, the second, married Janet
Knox, a lineal descendant of John Knox,
and had :

i. William; b. 1747.

ii. John.

Hi. 8amueL

te. Datid.

v. Robert

vi. Walter.

All the sons, except William with five
daughters, emigrated to America with their
father, Walter Bell, near the middle of the
Eighteenth century. One authority says, to
the Carolines in 1768; another says to Penn-
sylvania at an earlier date.

William Bell b. in 1747, married in 1768,
Agnes Williams of same age. Their home
was in E on j vale, Ireland. The two young-
est children, David and Mary, were born in
Path Valley, Penn'a,

i. Sarah, b. 1769; m. James Anderson.

ii. Rachel, b. 1771; m. Thomas Hoy.

Hi, Walter, b. 1775; m. 1st Sarah Knox,
and 2dly, Nancy Osmond.

it). John, b. 1778; d. unm.

t>. William, b. 1731; m. 1st, Margaret
DeWitt Dwigbt, and 2dly, Emma Brewer,
of Pittsburgh.

vi. Samuel, b. 1784; m. 1st, M. Ghorm-
ley, and 2dly, M. J. Bell, daughter of Wal-
ter Bell, of Virginia; f *r many years he was-
a dry goods merchant in Philadelphia.

vii. Ann, b. 1786; m. Cunningham S.

viii. Elizabeth, b. 1789; m. 1st, ■

Buchanan; 2dly, Rhodes Stanberry, and
3dly, Marshall.

ix. Datid, b. 1793; m. Ann Elisa Owen.

x. Mary, b. 1794; d. unm.

Sarah Bell, b. 1769; m. in 1792, James
Anderson, of Glaslougb. In 1801 she came
to America and settled at Braddock's Field,
where Mr. Anderson died in 1846. Their
children were:

i. Wimam-BeU, b. 1793.

ii. Agne$-WilUam$, b. 1796.

Hi. James, b. 1798; settled m Kentockyv

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iv. John Williams, b. 1800.

v. Janet, b. 1804.

vi. Eleanor, b. 1806.

vii. Elizabeth; d. in infancy.

viii. Elizabeth.

ix. George- Wallace.

x. Mary Bell.


James Anderson, of Glasslough, Ireland,
married in 1762, Janet Bell, daughter of
Walter Bell. Tbtv had issue:

i. James, b. 1762; m. in 1792 Sarah Bell,
•of En ny vale, as above stated.

ii. William.

Hi. Janet

iv. Eleanor.


Colonel Benjamin Chambers' son Benja-
min married Sarah Lawson Kemper, of Cin-
cinnati. They removed to Missouri, where
they died. Of their eleven children, only
four survived them :

i. Sarah-Bella, m. Dr. Penn, of St.
Louis county, Mo.

ii. Catharine-Judith.

Hi. Ludlow; d. unm.

iv. John; m. Alice ; Mrs. Cham-

bers and her sons reside in St. Louis.


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Murray — Dobson. — The maiden name
•of Lindley Murray's wife was Hannah Dob-
son. Was she a daughter of James and
Hannah Dobson, who emigrated to Penn-
sylvania from London, England, in 1750?
She being a member of the Society of
Friends, no doubt influenced Lindley Mur-
ray to join the Quakers.

P00k*AN. — A letter has been received at
-the State Department from Texas request-
ing information concerning the family or
relative* of David Poor man, who was from
Pennsylvania. It is of interest to those, if
there be any, to write Notes and Queries at
once, giving such information as they may

Pa., which has recently been sold, rest the

remains of two distinguished citizens of

Lancaster county, William Henry and bis

son, John Joseph Henry. The memorial

Btone over the remains of the latter reads:

h acred

to the memory of


late Prepident Judge of the

Second Judicial District of


who was bcrn November *th

A. D. 1758 and died April

22nd A. D. 1811.

He served as a volunteer in the

disastrous campaign of 1775-6

against Quebec and was taken

prisoner in the assault upon

that city.

As a soldier in the armies of
his country and as an admin-
istrator of her law* he devoted
to her service the best powers
of his youth and age.
This monument is erected
by his daughter, Anna Maria
Smith, and her children.


In the Moravian graveyard, Lancaster,


[From the Press of Pittsburgh we reprint
the diary of a BoMier of the Revolution
which foUows. The author, Captain James
Duncan, was an officer in Col. Moses Ha-
zen's (Congress' Own) regiment, commis-
sioned lieutenant November 3, 1776, and
promoted captain March 25, 1778, serving
until the close of the war. He was a native
of Philadelphia, where he was born in 1756.
He graduated at the College of New Jersey
in 1774, and was studying for the ministry
whrn the revolutionary war broke out As
related by himself afterward, "The beat-
ing of the danger drums past his
window made such a noise that he could not
study," and he concluded to enter the army.
When the connty of Adams was formed he
was appointed by Gov. McKean its first pro-
thonotary, a position be held until after the
election of Gov. Hi ester. Having received
from the State of Pennsylvania a tract of
land in the Donation district located in the
Shenango Valley, in which is now Py ma-
tuning township, Mercer county, he removed
there, where he remained until his death,
June 24, 1844, at the age of eighty-eight

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Camp before Yobktown,

October 2. 1781.

It may not be amiss to take notice of a
few remarkable occurrences prior to the
commencement of this journal. The army
were never so universally deceived in regard
to the operations of the campaign as at this
time. New York was thought to be the ob-
ject, and no maneuver left untried to con-
firm this opinion, when all on a sudden, the
army decamped from W. Plains, crossed the
North river, and proceeded by a circuitous
route to Springfield, in New Jersey, where,
after a halt of a few da} s (in order the bet-
ter to deceive the enemy), they took their
route for Trenton, at wnich place the artil-
lery stores with our regiment and some other
troops embarked. We were now no longer
at a loss to know our place of destination.
We arrived at Christiana bridge and from
thence marched by land to the head of Elk,
where the French troops with the rest of
our army joined us in a very short
time. Here we were delayed for 6 or 7 days,
being busily employed in embarking ordnance
stores of all kinds on board the vessels. In
tbe meantime the French truopB with some
other corps of our army proceeded by land
for Baltimore. The bay not being able to
furnish a sufficient number of vessels, the
Rhode Island regiment wiih ours was obliged
to embark on hoard a number of flat-bot-
tomed boats, which had been constructed at
Albany and brought to this place. We set
out on this arduous and very hazardous un-
dertaking about September 15, and arrived
at Williamsburg the 26th. On our passage,
we hugged close the western shore, but the
many bays and mouths of rivers we were
obliged to cross rendered it exceedingly dan-
gerous. I think the rive. a in their order
were as follows, viz: Elk, Susquehannah,
Petapsco, Severn, Patuxent, Potomac, Rap-
pahannock, Pequaukitank, York and James.
Tbe bays were numerous. Among the
largest is Mock Jack, better than 20 miles

The weather in general was very favor-
able excepting at the time of our crossing
the mouth of Rappahannock, when on a
sudden, a furious wind arose, which occa-
sioned a very rough sea. A number of boats
were dismasted, sails torn to pieces, and the
whole in the utmost distress. We, however,
all made round the point into a safe harbor,
excepting Colonel Antill, who missing the

point, was obliged to stretch for Given'*
islanJ. After repairing our rigging it was
determined to proceed a safer coarse than
that which Colonel Antill took, by sailing
across Pequankitank bay into the mouth of
a river which forms Given's island. In this
attempt I shipped water several times and
had all my sail torn to pieces. Some
of the boats were more prudent and diet
not cross that day. However, we all arrived
safe, and were detained there two days by
the storm. Three vessels sailing in the bay
were the same day foundered. A miraculous
escape ! I cannot but mention the very
polite treatment we received from the in-
habitants of Given's island.

I have said we arrived at Williamsburg
the 26th; tbe 27th and 28th were detained
at this place in making preparations for the
siege, and on the 29th the allied army moved
down toward York (distant from Williams-
burg about 12 miles), and made a short halt
about two miles distant Irons the enemy's
outworks when a few shots were fired from
the French pieces at some of Tarleton's
horse, who immediately dispersed. In the
evening we proceeded about half a mile
farther and encamped for the night In the
course of the night three deserters came in
with little or no intelligence that could be
depended upon. On the morning of the SOlb
we had orders to approach the enemy's
works. After marching a short dis-
tance we were ordered to load and
proceeded within half a mile of tbe
enemy's works on the left. One brigade of
infantry was halted, while the Fir*t brigade,
commanded by General Muhlenburg, crossed
a small morass and paraded in order of hat-
tie, marched a small distance in front; but
the enemy, not firing, they wheeled to the
right and took their post in the line; a picket
was now turned out (the better to favor re-
connoitering parties) which advauced in front
nearly half way to the enemy, until they were
obliged to retreat by the fire of a field piece
from the enemy's works. (It was said his
excellency, the commander-in-chief, was in
front of this picket the whole time reconnoi-
tering.) The sentries were, however, con-
tinued at their posts and regularly relieved
the whole day. One of the sentries was so-
unfortunate as to receive a wound on his foot
from a cannon ball, which obliged
the surgeons to make an immediate
amputation of his leg. We sustained
no other harm from their firing, ml*

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though they frequently overshot us.
The remainder of the day was employed in
reconnoitering the enemy ; and toward even-
ing the whole army encamped nearly on the
ground they had before occupied. Before we
proceed it may he proper now to take some
notice of the different corps and the arrange-
ment of the army. The Marqnis de Lafa-
yette's division of L. infantry, composed of
Muhlenburg's and Hazen's brigades on the
right of the front line, and nearest the en-
emy; the Baron Steuben' a division, com posed
of the Mary landers, Penns/lvanians and
Virginians on the left of the front line. The
Jersey troops in the rear of the infantry, and
the York in rear of Steuben's division, with
the park of artillery and sappers and miners
in the center, forming the second line; the
militia forms the corps de reserve, and the
French troops, commanded by Count Koch*
am bean, on the left of the whole. We passed
this night with little or no disturbance from
the enemy, but guess our agreeable surprise
when on the morning of the ensuing day
(Oct. 1) we found the enemy had evacuated
all their front works, and retreated about
half a mile. We knew no other way to ac-
count for this than that their works being
too extensive and weak, they were afraid of a

This morning Col. Scammel was unfor-
tunately wounded and taken by the enemy,
as he was too closely reconnoitering, and
sent on parole to Williamsburg. No sooner
were the enemy's works evacuated than they
were taken possession of by our pickets, sup-
ported by the whole army, who marched up
for that purpose, and continued on the lines
a great part of the day, although the enemy
at certain times fired very briskly from their
pieces. About 8 o'clock this morning the
French grenadiers attacked and carried a
small battery, with the loss of four killed
and six wounded. Ten companies were or*
dered out early this morniog for fatigue of
which I bad the honor to command one. Un-
til 1 1 A. m. we were employed in cutting and
stripping branches for gabions. On being
furnished with shovels, spades, pick axes,
etc., we were ordered up to the lines, where
we continued inictive until about an hour
before sunset. In the meantime, the engi-
neers were employed in reconnoitering the
enemy's works, and fixing on proper places
to break the first ground. Let me here ob-
serve that the enemy by evacuating their
works had given us an amazing advantage,

as the ground they left commanded the
whole town, aud nothing but the reasons be-
fore alleged could have justified them in so
doing, as by contrary conduct they must
have very much retarded tie operations of
the siege.

The engineers having fixed on and chained
off the ground in two different places to erect
their works within point blank shot of the
enemy, the parties were called on. Five
companies were ordered to an eminence on
the right and five to another on the left It
happened to be my fate to be stationed on*
the left, a place the most dangerous of the
two, as it was nearest to the enemy, and
more exposed to the fire from
the enemy's batteries. We were now
conducted to a small hollow near
the ground. Five men were ordered by the
engineer to assist him in clearing away the
rubbish, staking out and drawing the lines
of the work. This was in the face of open
day, and the men went with some reluctance;,
a little before this we had a shot from the
enemy which increased their fears. At dusk
of evening we all marched up, and never did
I see men exert themselves half so much or
work with more eagerness. Indeed, it waa
their interest, for they could expect nothing
else but an incessant roar of cannon the
whole night I must confess I too had my
fears, but fortunately for us they did not fire
a shot that whole night I am at a loss to
account for it, for the moon shone bright,
and by the help of theii night glasses they
m ist certainly have discovered us. We were
relieved about daybreak, and scarcely had
we left the trenches when the enemy began
their fire on both works from three pieces.
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The American Catholic Historical.
Society are doing most excellent work.
The second volume of their publications just
received contains much ot value and benefit —
not only to the members of the Roman Com-
munion, bnt to many Protestants interested
in preserving tho records of the past. Apart
fiom Mr. Griffin's biographical sketch of thai
prominent Pennsylvanian, Col. Thomas
Fitzsimons, the church Registers are to be
prized by all lovers of historic lore.

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