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flanker. She died in 1818, when her son
Abraham was in his tenth year. Their other
-children were Sarah, who married Aaron
•Grigsby, and Thomas died in infancy.
Thomas Lincoln man ted secondly in 1819,
Mrs. Sally (Bush) Johnston, of Elizabeth-
town, Kentucky. They bad no children.

The foregoing is a sued net account of the
Lincoln Family in a direct lioe to him, who,
next to the President of the Republic, the
-great and good Washington, ban be«*n moat
endearingly beloved and honored by a grate-
ful people.


Fn the Provincial and Revolutionary
period, several families of this name became
Tery conspicuous in the civil and military
-service in Lancaster and Cumberland
counties, and in the Janiata Valley. Of
those who resided in the latter settlement
we will mention in more detail, because
•many of them were closely connected with
the Pattersons and other families*, sketches
of the former preceding. Bart and Snds-
bury townships, Lancaster county, Pa.-
< furnished three colonels in the Revolution,
ary war of the name. Col James Thompson,
Col. Robert Thompson and Col. Audrew
Thompson. The latter removed to York
•county and became a judge of the courts.
James Thompson commanded/a York county
battalion, and was also Councillor from that
-county. He returned to Sadsbury township,
In Lancaster county. Robert and James
married daughters of Robert Bailev, as did
Ool. James and Col. William Steel*.

Dt. Robert Thompson was for many years
the leading physician in Lancaster, from the
year 1734 to about 17 60 He was closely
connected with manv of the leading families.
He was a large landholder.

Thomas Thompson came to Donegal town-
ship between the years 1740 and 1745.

Temple Thompson also resided in Donegal
and owned two hundred acres. He died in

1767 and left a large estate. He left sur-
viving him three minor children. James
Blaine was appointed their guardian. He
took charge of and educated them. It is
probable that Mr. Blaine was in some way
connected with the family.

Robert Thompson also resided in Done*
gal, where he died in 1779. He owned sev-
eral hundred acres of land. He left a wife
Sarah, and the following children :

i. Thoma*.

ii. Eleanor; m. James Allison.

Hi. Mary; m. James McAlister.

iv. Alexander.

t>. Sarah.

e*. Robert

The personal property of this estate
amounted to eight hunired and eighty pounds.
This family moved to Dauphin county a hun-
dred years ago. They were probably con-
nected »ith the Juniata Valley family.

William Thompson, a single man, lived
at Chestnut Level, Dm more township, in
1777. It is possible that this is the person
who married Jane Mitchell, of Chestnut

The Tfcompaaaa at Janiata Valley.

To Mrs. Charlotte C. Patterson Thompson
is due the credit of furnishing the data for
this family. Much of it must have been
tradition, and the early dates are uncertain.
John and his brother, James Thompson,
emigrated from the north of Ireland, and
first located at New London Cross Roads
Chester county, in 1 735, and from thence re-
moved to Hanover township, then in Lancas-
ter county, but now in Dauphin county.
He. e John married his second wife, Miss
Slocoin. From Hancver, John removed to
Ju liata Valtoy and settled at a point about
three miles east ot the present village of
Thompsontown. This land is still owned by
some of his descendants.

James Thompson settled in Cumberland
Valley, near Chambersbnrg, where some of
his descendants reside.

I. John Thompson married first a Miss
Greenlee, a daughter of James Greenlee, of
Hanover township, and connected with the
G ret? n lees of Little Britain township, Lan-
caster county, and thus with the Baldridges,
and Achisons. Captain Gieenlee, the Indian
fighter, of Westmoreland county, Penn'a,
was of this family. By this marriage John
Thompson h*»d the following-named children :

i. Margaret; m. Greenleaf.

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ii. Sarah; m. John McAllieter, Esq., of

Hi. Elizabeth; m. Robert McAllister, of

to. WiUiam; b. 1754; d. January 5, 1813;
m. Jane Mitchell, of Chentut Level, Drn-
more township, Lancaster county. In
1759, there lived In Drnmore township
Samuel Mitchell, William Mitchell, John
Mitchell, and George and David Mitchell,
eons of John. The latter owned the farm at
Chestnut Level. In 1767 he devised ten

Sounds to build a Presbyterian meeting
onse upon his farm near the old meeting
house. He left a farm in Fahn township,
York county, to his son.

1. George; who then resided there.

2. Mary; m. Robert Lackey.

3. Isabel; m. Alexander Laugblin.

4. Janet; m. Thomas Porter.

Devid Mitchell died at Chestnut
Level in 1756, and left the follow-

1. Samuel

2. Jean

8. Abram.

4. Margaret

5. Eleanor,

6. Sarah.

7. George.

8. David.

The last two received several farms

in Drnmore township.
William Mitchell was a witness to

this will.
The Mitchells sold their lands in
Drnmore in 1785, and removed to
Juniata Valley. Mr. Mitchell,
civil engineer and superintendent
of the Colombia and Philadelphia
railroad, soon after its construc-
tion, came from the Juniata Val-
ley and was of this family.
«. Robert; m. 8arah Mitchell, sister of
Jane. (Both of these names appear in David
Mitchell's list of 1756.)

«♦'. Susan; m. Captain David Boal, who
resided in Perry county, Pa.

en. Jane; m. Robert Wiley, of Washing-
ton, Pa.

viii. Isaac; b, 1753; d. 1823, and had
Jam* b. 1780; d. 1878; the latter left one
ton, who now lives in Middleefleld, Geauga
county, Ohio.

By John Thompson's second wife, a Mies
81ocum, he had:

to. John; who removed from Jams**
Valley to Butler county, Pa.

By his third wife, 8arah PaiUrson, daugh-
ter of James Patterson:

9. Andrew; m. Jane Stewart In tke-
year 1816 this family removed from Thomp-
sontown to the neighborhood of Chillicothev

xi. Peter; m. Mary Patterson, and re-
sided upon the homestead farm of his father.

oft. Thomas; lived with his brother, and
died without heirs.

II. Margabbt Thompson, daughter of
John, m. Mr. Oreenleaf. The latter wan
killed by the Indians, near-Sunbury, Penna.
The children of this family moved to tha

III. Sara Thompson (John), m. Wil-
liam McAlister, Esq., and had, (surname

i. John; d. in 1854; m. his cousin Jane-
Thompson, and had:

1. Sarah; m. Mr. Stitser.

2. EUsa; m. Mr. Hawn.

3. Mary; m. Montgomery Jamison, of

4. Lueinda; m. John Kelley, of Juni-
ata county.

5. Samuel

6. Hutchison; m. Mary Thompson, of

[The Hutchison family were probably
connected with the Thompson* prior
to the Revolution. Joeeph HifcchJ-
eon was the executor of Thomaa
Thompeon, of Donegal]

7. JammB.;

ii. Robert; m. a sister of Dr. Crawford,,
and had Isaac who m. first his cousin Sarah
Thompson, and secondly Miss Bell, of Pitta-

in. WiUiam; m. Miss MeCnlly and had
Harrison, James, John, Sarah, Jans and

iv. Mary; m. Thomas Bell; and had issue
(surname Bell), Thompson and a daughter
who married Archibald M. Marshall.

IV. William Thompson (John) b. 1754?
d. February 9, 1813; m. Jane MitchelL
They had issue:

i. John-Goshen; h. December 28, 1780;
m. Abigail North and had the following:

1. Jane; m. William Montgomery.

2. RachaeX; m. William Sterrett

3. Martha; m. Robert Jordan, of New-
port Fsrry county, Pa,

4r WUheUnina; nt James Thompson*

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5. William; m. Margaret Gil611an and
they had : Theophilue and Ehmra.

6. John; m. Margaret Wright.

u. Jama; b. 1782; m. Martha P. Allen,
daughter of David Alien (a descendant of
Admiral Nelson) April 2, 1810. They lived
at Mexico, Jnniata county, Penna,, and had

1. Charles-Allen; b. January 11, 1811;
d. Oct. 19, 1852; m. Ann Cochrane,
and left issue:

a. Martha; m. Dr. George Rnmbangh,
of Iowa.

b. Jamee Horace; m. Annie £. Gil-
ftllan; 2d> m. to Mist Oadwalader,
of Tyrone, Pa.

c Emma; m. Jackson Wright, of
Clearfield, Penna.

d. Eli* i; m. Dr. Mahon, of Newton
Hamilton, Penna.

e. Ada; m. Jeremiah Lyons, Esq , of
Mifflintown, Penna.

/. Anna; m. J«cob Riehabaogh, of

Mexico, Penna.
g. W. Porter; m. Sarah Jane Oil-
fillan, ot Mexico, Pa. They had
Cora and Glare (twins), Jerome, jr.,
and Jamee.
9. Lucinda Mitchell; b. Oct 80, 1819;

d. Feb. 19, 1813.
8. Alien; d. April 18, 1844; m. Jane
McDowell; do issue.

4. LewU-NeUon; b. Oct 19, 1815; d.
January 25, 1816.

5. Jerome-Nekon ; b September 27,
1817; m. Jane Wright; no issue.

6. Horace- Nel*m; b. Not. 3, 1825; d.
March 11, 1827.

Hi. Barak; b. 1783; m. Judge William
McAllister; b. 1774; d. Dec. 21, 1847; and
left issue (surname McAllister):

1. Jean; b. Dec. 27, 1803; d. July 29,
1880; m. Judge David Banks (d.
March 6, 1870. aged 72 years). Tbey
lived in Lost Creek Valley, Pa They
had issue (surname Banks) :

a. John; who resided in Indian *,

b. Re* Stewart; Presbyterian min-
ister ia Michigan.

c William; m. Jennie Hamlin.

Live in Lost Creek Valley; and

had William 9., Jamee, Andrew,

BUa K, PhUo, and Jennie.

S. Hugh-Neleon; b. June 28, 1809; e\

May 15, 1873; m. first Miss Orbison,

and secondly Margaret, daughter of
Hugh Hamilton, of Harrisburg. By
first wife had (surname McAllister >
Mary A., m Gen. James Addama
Beaver, Governor of Penrsvlvanis*
1887-91; and Sarah B. m. Dr..
Thomas R. Hays.
8. Robert; b. June 1, 1813; m. EHen>
Wilson. He was a Brigadier Genera*
in the war of the late Rebellion; and
resides at Belvidere, N. J. They had
Henrietta, m. Johnson H. Baldwin;,
and barah, m. Wilson Floyd, of
The mother of Hugh M. North, Esq., edf
Columbia, Pa., was the daughter of Major-
Hugh McAllister, who was the brother of
Judge William McAllister. Hugh Nelsons
McAllister settled in Little Britain townships
Lancaster county, Pa., about 1730. Thomp-
son McAlitter, brother of Hugh McAllister,,
moved to Franklin county, Pennsylvania*.
He married a daughter of John Addama^
Esq , of Millerstown, Penna; and repre-
sented Franklin county in the Stats*
Legislature about the year 184a Her
subsequently sold his land in Franklin*
county and bought large tracts of lane)
in Covington, Alleghany county, Vat
When the late war commenced, he raised av
regiment in the Confederate ser-ice, and
marched to Mannasses, Vs., and participated
in a battle at that place. His heart did new
seem to be in the cause and he resigned snsv
command and returned to his home an*
thenceforth be took no further active part iav
the Rebellion. He died leaving two sons and
three daughters. His son Addams owns OS-
manages the estate, which is very large.
James is a Uwyer, now practicing at Warm*
Springs, in West Virginia. One or two of
the daughters married physicians.

Samubl Evans*


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Thompsou Family (N. & Q.. **»> —
The fnll name of the Miss Orbison who
married the Hon. Hugh Nelson McAlister
was Henrietta Ashman Or bison, b. Dec. }%.
1817; d. 1857; they were married Sept IV

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[We are indebted to William C. Bryant,
Esq , of Buffalo, N. Y., for the copj of the
following interesting letter.]

Trans ation of letter writteu by Capt
•John Deaerooto, a Mohawk chief, to Col.
Claws the original of which is in the pos-
session of William Kir by, of Niagara, On-
►tano, Canada. Translated by Isaac Bear-
foot, a Mohawk chief.
My Elder Bbothrr:

I received jnst now a letter from Miss
Mary Degonwadonti* [Molly Brant.] She
says: Tell the Governor that I have heard
-that Oraghgwatrihon* is coming back again.
She nays: I want to hear what has hap-
pened to his band who were with him on the
Lake. She says: Asharekowa I greet and
thank him much for what he did. Bis mes-
sage is here in Niagara. His words are very
pleasant. Tell him, therefore, that the
p<ople of the Long House are mnch gratified.
She also says: We arj now awaiting what
will happen to the whole Long House.
.About 500 left here [Niagara] October 23d
for Kari tonga. They said in 8 days Kari-
tonga n hall be destroyed. Sakayengwaragh-
-don [Old King] is their leader.
To Col. Clans, Montreal.
I, John Deaerooto, have written this.
La. Chine, Dec'r. 3, 1778.
Dagonwadvmti, i. e., * 'Several againtt

K iritonga. "Place of Oaks," Indian name

for C 'berry Valley.
Deaer >nto. "The lightning has struck."
Aaharekowa, Gen'l. Hal dim and, "Big



I observe that yonr correspondet I, n. R.,
»in hU rf miniKcenee of Robert Gray, in writ-
ing of Bald Eagle, says: "He was killed
two years afterward by the celebrated Cap-
tain Brady." This is certainly a mistake
which originated in the romances written by
McCabe under the no 'it de plume of * *Ki ske-
in i net as" in ue BUiirwiUe Record in 1832,
and styled "Sketchen of the Life, and Mili-
Ury and Hunting Ad ventures of Capt. Sam-
uel Brady." These sketches were written in
a sty le that charmed the popular heart, but
were far from accurate.

The alleged killing of Bald Eagle by Cap-
tain Brady is easily disapproved. McCabe
says it occurred during Brod head's expedi-

tion against the Senecas in 1 779. Now tt nth
is that the murder of Bald Eagle was one
of the causes 'of Dunmore's war in 1774.
The exact date has not been preserved, hot
it is certain it occurred before 1774. WitAert
in his Ohronideeof Border Warfare says:
"Bald Eagle was an Indian of notoriety, not
only among his own nation, but also with the
inhabitants of the North Western frontier;
with whom he was in the habit of associating
and hunting. In one of his visits among
them, he was discovered alone, by Jacob
Scott, William Hacker and Elijah Runner,
who reckless of the consequences, murdered
him solely to gratify a most wanton thirst
for Indian blood. After the commission of
this most outrageous enormity, they seated
him in the stern of a canoe, with a piece of
journey-cake thrust into his mouth, set him
afloat in the Monoogahela. In this situation
he was seen descending the river, by several
who supposed him to be as usual, returning
from a friendly hunt with the whites in the
upper settlements, and expressed some as-
tonishment that he did not scop to see them.
The canoe floated near to the shore, below
the mouth of George's creek, was observed
by Mrs. Province, who had it brought to the
bank, and the friendly, but unfortunately
old Indian, decently buried."

The murder occurred at the mouth of
Hacker's creek, and he was burled near
where New Geneva now stands. It is doubt-
ful if Brady ever saw Bald Eagle, for Brady
did not come west of the mountains until
five or six years after Bald Eagle was mur-

McCabe says Bald Eagle was a Seneca,
when any school boy ought to know he was
a Delaware. Ibaao Craig.

Alleghany, Pa.

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[In the possession of John Armstrong
Herman, Esq., of this city, is the original
of the grant by the Proprietaries of Penn-
sylvania, Thomas and John Penn, to Gen.
John Armstrong of the tract of land upon
which- the Indian town of Kittanning was
located, as a reward for his signal services in
the destruction of that stronghold of the
savages during the French and Indian war.
The date, however, is "18th day of May,
1775. "f

"In Testimony & Memorial of the Services
of Colonel John Armstrong in his arduous
and successful Expedition against the Ia-

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<liens at the Indian Town and Settlement at
Kittanning, on the Allegainey, which was
the first Instance of carrying the War into
the Indian country and gare a check to their
Incursions into this province, it was thought
proper to grant the said John Armstrong a
Tract of about five hundred Acres of Land,
to include the said Indian Town and Settle*
ment, said Tract was surveyed for the
said John Armstrong by virtue of a pro-
prietary Letter to the Secretary dated the
: twenty-ninth day of May, Anno Domini 1771,
and found to contain Five hundred and fifty-
six acres and an half 4 allowance
of six acres per cent, for Roads and high-
ways; And Where as by virtue of a Warrant
dated the Ninth Day of March, Instant, re-
quiring our Surveyor General to accept the
said Survey into his Office, an 3 to make Re-
turn theieof into our Secretary's Office in
order for Confirmation, he the said Surveyor
General hath accordingly certify'd that the
same is called Victory, situate in Westmore-
and county, and bounded and limited as fol-
lows, vist: Beginning at a marked Black
Oak by the side Allegany River, thence by
vacant hills Bast thirty-eight perches to a
marked White Oak 8outh four Degrees
West one hundred and ten
perches to a marked Maple Sonth
seventy-nine Degrees, Bast forty-seven
perches to a marked White Oak ; North thir-
teen Degrees Bast one hundred & thirteen
perches to a marked Whire Oak; South
seventy-seven Degrees Bast forty-nine
perches to a marked Black Oak; South
forty Degrees Bast ninety-six perches to a
marked White Oak: South two Degrees and
three quarters Bast four hundred and fifty-
four perches to a marked Sugar Tree, and
Sonth six Degrees West eighty- four perches
to a marked Hickory at the side of the Alle-
gheny River, af *d. ; thence np along the side
of the same seven hundred & two perches
to the place of Beginning. "


[A gentleman who has recently returned
from England furnishes Note* and Querie$
with a copy of the will of the wife of Lind-
ley Murray, the grammarian, who died as
stated in our sketch of him at Holgate, Bog-
land. Her maiden name was Hannah Dob-
eon, daughter of James and Hannah Dob-
eon of the Society of Friends. Born in our

neighborhood, everything relating to Liod-
ley Murray is of interest, and hence we pre-
serve this record.]

Will of Hannah (Dobam) Murray, Widow
of Lindley Murray, of Holgate, near
York, England.

This is the last will and Testament of me,
Hannah Morray, of Holgate, near the City
of York, in Great Britain, Relict of Lindley
Murray, late of the same place, deceased,
made this twenty-fonrth day of the Eighth
month (August), 1833. 1 give and bequeath
to Robert Morray and Lindley Murray, of
the State of New Tot k, in America, my Ex-
ecutors hereinafter mentioned, their Execu-
tors and Administrators the sum of one
thonsand pounds sterling, or a sum of Ameri-
can Currency equal to, or to make that sum
Upon Trnst to place out the same on good
landed security or that of the New York Bank
during the existence of the Trusts thereof
hereinafter declared, that is to fay
as to one-half thereof upon Trust to pay the
annual interest, or uividends thereof as the
same shall accrue and become dne unto, or
permit the same to be received by my dear sis •
ter Sarah Shot we 11 and her assigns during her
natural life, with a proportionate part to the
time of her decease, and immediately on her
decease to divide the same equally between
her three daughters, Ann Cohee, Elizabeth
Shotwell and Mary Shot* ell, their respective
executors, administrators and assigns, and
to be considered vested in:erests from the
day of my decease; and as to the other half
thereof Upon Trust to pay the annnal inter-
est or dividends thereof as the same shall
accrue or become due unto, or permit the
same to be received by my dear sister Mar-
garet Sharpies and her assigns during her
natural life, with a proportionate part to her
decease; and immediately on her decease to
divide the same equally between
her children, Hannah Cock, Edith
Blklngton. Ann Hard, Mary Sharp-
ies, and Isaac Sharpies, their respective
executors, administrators and assigns, and
to be considered vested interests from the
day of my decease. I also give and be-
queath the following legacies, that is to say :
To my great niece, Elizabeth Underbill, the
grand- daughter of my late beloved sister,
Elizabeth Pearsall to Alice Wadsworth,
Benlah Walden and Mary Tracy, nieces of
my beloved hnsband, the sum to each of
thtm of t*o hundred and fifty pounds sterl-

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tag; to my friend, Hannah Richardson, one
hundred and fifty pounds sterling; to my
friend William Alexander, one hundred
pound* sterling; to my friend, Mary Hol-
lings worth, fifty pounds sterling; to the
British and Foreign Bible Society, fifty
pounds sterling, to be paid out of such part
of my personal estate as shall not consist of
chattels real, and the receipt of the treasurer
for the time being, of the said society, to be
a sufficient discharge to my executor* after
named, and which said four legacies of one
hunired and fifty pounds, one hundred
pounds and fifty pounds and fifty
pounds I direct to be paid duty
free. Alto I bequeath to my cousin
Olivia Dobson, daughter of my uncle Peter
Dobeon, deceased; to Elisabeth Coggeshall,
of New York; Gelia Wilcox, Rebecca Foch-
ergill, Ann Allansou, widow of Richard Al-
lanson, Martha Langton and Hannah Wil-
kinson the sum of nineteen guineas each;
and to Rebecca Take, Elizabeth Take, Ann
Take, Hannah Cock in, Ellen Millar, Doro-
thy Brown, Thomas Lester and Jane Walker,
the younger, the sum often guineas; to
Hannah Hall, late of the Retreat, Jane
Vfntress, Rachel Ven tress, William Fletcher,
Sarah Calvert, my neighbor, Joseph Hasp,
William Walker. William Acomb, Frances
Exelbr, Elisabeth Barton, Amelia, the wife
oc William Boddy, Ann Pindar, John Ten-
nant, and Jane the wife of William Walker,
the sum of two pound sterling each. I
charge my personal (estate), both in Great
Britain and America, with the payment of
my just debts, funeral and Testamentary
expenses, and the legacies above bequea bed,
which I may bequeath by my exhort or
testamen ary paper, all ot which I request to
be paid at any time within twelve calendar
months next after my decease and subject
thereto. I direct the clear residue of my per-
sonal estate and effects whatsoever to be di-
vided equally to my two sinters, Sarah tihotwell
and Margaret Sharpies, their respective ex-
ecutors, administrators and assigns. I ap-
point my friends, the said William Alex-
ander and Samuel Tnke, ef the city ot York,
Merchant, executors of this my will, so far
as regards my property in England, and I
constitute and appoint Robert Murray and
Lindley Murray executors of this my will so
far as regards my property in America. I
revoke all former wills by me made. In wit-
ness whereof, I, the said Hannah Murray,
have to this, my last will and testament, set

my band and seal the day and year first
above written.

Hannah Murray [l. a]

Signed, sealed and published and declared
by the said Hannah Murray, the testatrix,
as and for her last will and testament, in the
presence of James Favill, James Capsie,
Henry Tnke.

I, Hannah Murray, of Holdgate, near the
city of Tork, having made and dnly exe-
cuted my last will and testament, bearing
date on or about the twenty-fourth of
the eighth month, one thousand eight bun*
dred and thirty-three, do make this codicil
to the same and confirm the whole ok
the said will, save and except what re-
lates to the things herein specified ot other-
wise directed, that is to say, I give and de-
vise unto my Executors named in my afore-
said will, or the survivors of them at the
time of my decease to their or his own abso-
lute nse and disposal, all my furniture,
books, plate, linen and all other articles and
things connected with my domeatte estab-
lishment, and also all other the residue of
my personal estate end effects whatsoever,
and wheresoever sUnate, and my will and
meaning further is that of the produce of my
personal estate, independently of the afore-
said furniture, books, plate, linen and other
articles and things connected with my
domestic establishment Bhould not leave any
residue, or should (be) insufficient to dis-
charge the legacies and other payments di-
rected by my aforesaid Will, then I will and
direct that the deficiency should fall on the
legacies directed bv my said Will to be given
to my late husband's own nieces, Alice Wans-
wortb, Beulah Walden and Mary Tracy, and
that their legacies should be paid short in
Equal ratio and proportion to supply what
shall be wanting to pay and discharge all
other legacies and just payments. In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and

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