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HUGH 2 (HUGH 1 )

821. (1) Thomas Allibone Stewart, (b. July 4, 1829, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. Aug. 1, 1829, Bloomingburgh, O.

822. (2) George Augustus Stewart, (b. Oct. 12, 1830, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. Same date.

823. (3) William Hugh Stewart, (b. Jan. 26, 1832, Bloomingburgh, O.

M. D., (d. Apr. 27, 1906, Columbus, O.

m. May 3, 1853,

824. Mary Louisa Lamson, (b. Dec. 16, 1834, So. Charleston, O.

(d. May 5, 1888, Columbus, O.

Daughter of George and Jane (Turner) Lamson.

Doctor Stewart graduated from Starling Med. Col., Colum-
bus, O., but only practiced a short time when he went into the
drug business. Was in the Commissary Department of the Army
ranking as Capt., and his children have his commission signed
by Abraham Lincoln, Pres., and Edwin M. Stanton Sec. of War.
He died in Columbus, O., where his children live.

Mary Lamson, his wife, was a niece by marriage of Edwin
M. Stanton.


150 Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants.


825. (1) Lucy Turner Stewart, (b. Feb. 22, 1854, Bloomingburgh, (X

(d. June 19, 1854.

826. (2) Jennie Lamson Stewart, (b. July 24, 1855, Bloomingburgh, (X

m. Nov. 25, 1885, Columbus,

827. Evan Thomas Smith, (b. Nov. 1, 1855.

With Monypeny-Hammond Co., Wholesale Grocers, Co-
lumbus, O.



828. (1) Mary Stewart Smith, (b. Aug. 19, 1886, Columbus, O.

m. Mar. 11, 1912, Columbus,

829. Hiram Ray Jones, (b. May 14, 1887, Delaware, O.

830. (2) William Wesley Smith, (b. Nov. 12, 1887, Columbus, O.
Student Ag. Dept., O. S. U., 1914.

831. (3) Ruth Frazee Smith, (b. Sept. 15, 1889, Columbus, O.

(d. June 9, 1890, Columbus, O.

832. (4) Irene Bishop Smith, (b. Jan. 2, 1892, Columbus, O.

(d. Sept. 9, 1895.


833. (3) Alan Rawson Stewart, (b. Aug. 11, 1857, Bloomingburgh,

(d. Dec. 29, 1857.

834. (4) Hugh Stanton Stewart, (b. Oct. 2, 1858, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. Sept. 9, 1886, Cambridge,

835. Mrs. Katherine (Burton) Tay- (b. May 11, 1862.

lor, (d. Apr. 16, 1905, Columbus, O.

Mfgr. Proprietary Medicines, Columbus, O.

836. (5) Sarah Allibone Stewart, (b. Oct. 9, 1860, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. June 11, 1886, Washing-
ton C. H., O.

837. Charles Sumner Garrett, (b. Aug. 24, 1858, Columbus, O.

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Foley) Garrett.
Home "Twin Maples", north of Columbus.
Add. : Station B, Columbus, Ohio.

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838. (1) Georgia Preston Garrett, (b. Apr. 12, 1887, Columbus, O.

839. (2) Cloyce Stewart Garrett, (b. Aug. 18, 1888, Columbus, O.


840. (6) Nellie Spencer Stewart, (b. June 26, 1802, Bloomingburgh,


841. (7) Paul Preston Stewart, (b. Aug. 15, 1864, Columbus, O.

Manufacturer, Columbus, O.

HUGH 2 (HUGH 1 )

842. (4) Susan Rebecca Stewart, (b. May 22, 1834, Bloomingburgh,

(d. Jan. 6, 1836, Bloomingburgh, O.

843. (5) Matthew Watson Stewart, (b. Aug. 15, 1836, Bloomingburgh,

m. Nov. 10, 1857, O.

(d. Feb. 6, 1877.

844. Parthenia Catherine Pinkerton, (b. Nov. 24, 1837, Bloomingburgh,

(d. June 23, 1913, Bloomingburgh,


Dau. of William and Cynthia (McCoy) Pinkerton, Bloom-
Li rgh.
Mr. Stewart was a druggist and apiarist, Bloomingburgh, O.



845. (1) Bessie Stewart, (b. Apr. 29, 1859, Bloomingburgh,

(d. June 10, 1865, Bloomingurgh, O.

846. (2) Mary Frances Stewart, (b. Nov. 13, 1860, Bloomingburgh,

(d. July 23, 1864, Bloomingburgh,

847. (3) Belle Irwin Stewart, (b. Oct. 8, 1862, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. June 22, 1893, Blooming-
burgh, O.

848. Edward Milton Wright, (b. Mar. 10, 1863.

Son of Ezby and Jane Elizabeth (Barr) Wright, Lyndon, O.
Business : Merchant, Marshall, Mo.

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849. (1) Helen Stewart Wright. (b. Mar. 10, 1894, Marshall, Mo.

850. (2) Emily Kathryn Wright, (b. Apr. 19, 1897, Marshall, Mo.

851. (3) Mary Louise Wright, (b. July 26, 1900, Marshall, Mo.

852. (4) Florence Ethelwin Wright, (b. Apr. 5, 1902, Marshall, Mo.


853. (4) Ethel Stewart. (b. Jan. 17, 1865, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. June 17, 1865, Bloomingburgh,

854. (5) Flora Stewart, (b. June 17. 1866, Bloomingburgh,

m. Mar. 27, 1894, Blooming- O.
tourgh, 0.

855. William Quincey Kinkead. (b. Mar. 7, 1863, Ripley, O.

Son of William Gay and Amanda (Tweed) Kinkead.

Business: Banker.

Add. : Bloomingburgh, Ohio.


856. (1) William Robert Kinkead, (b. July 16, 1896, Bloomingburgh,


Original of illustration in a book by Alary Stewart Dunlap,
called "Robin's Kisses".

857. (2) Fullerton Stewart Kinkead, (b. Jan. 29, 1905, Bloomingburgh, O.


858. (6.) Susan Allibone Stewart, (b. Oct. 29, 1868, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. June 3, 1896, Blooming-
burgh, O.

859. Rev. Samuel Whitten Findley, (b. May 13, 1867, Warren Co., 111.

Son of James L. and Sarah Rachel (Walker) Findley, Mon-
mouth, 111.

Add. : Morgan Park, 111.

Mr. Findley was educated at Monmouth College. 111., B. A.

Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants. ]'>'.',

Took Thro, course in McCormack Seminary, Chicago. Pas-
tor of 1st Pres. Church, (Jrbana, [11., 1913.

Mrs. Findley was graduated at Salem Academy, South

Salem, O.


860. (1) James Wallace Findley, (b. Sept. 2, 1899, Urbana, 111.

(d. Same date.

861. (2) Samuel Walker Findley, (b. Mar. 25, 1903, Urbana, 111.

862. (3) Donald Stewart Findley, (b. July 22, 1904, Urbana, 111.

(d. Aug. 19, 1905, Urbana. 111.

863. (4) Kathryn Findley. (b. Sept. 13, 1906, Urbana, 111.


-lit. (7) Lottie Arthura Stewart, (b. Jan. 5, 1871, Bloomingburgh, O.
865. (8) Bertha Watson Stewart, (b. Aug. 1, 1876, Bloomingburgh, O.
m. May 8, 1901, Blooming-
burgh, O.,
86<i. William E. Williams, (b. Apr. 13, 1875, Shawnee, O.

Son of Elias David and Anne (Edwards) Williams. Both
from North Wales.

Mr. Williams is General Supt. of Mavnard Coal Co., Co-
lumbus, O.

Pract. Miner and Elec. Engr., Marietta, O., Business Col-
lege. Add.: Rutland, Ohio.


867. (1) Ruth Williams, (b. June 13, 1903.

868. (2) Win. Edward Williams, Jr., (b. Aug. 19, 1904.

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869. (6) James Archibald Stewart, (b. Oct. 10, 1836, Blomingburgh, O.

(d. Nov. 18. 1840, Bloomingburgh,

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HUGH 2 (HUGH 1 )

670. (7) Francenia Allibone (b. Apr. 2, 1841, Bloomiugburgh,

Stewart, O.

m. Dec. 10, 1888, Ft. Smith,
871. Dr. James Kent White, (b. Mar. 4, 1841, Hunter, O.

(d. Oct. 6, 1911, Soldiers' Home,
Johnson City, Tenn.

Son of David and Sarah (Starr) White of Pa., and Bellaire

Dr. White practiced medicine for several years in Union
City, Indiana, but his health failing steadily from heart disease
consequent on exposure during- the war, he went south and lived
a number of years in the Cumberland mountains. In 1909, still
searching for health, he removed to Florida, but his heart was in
Tennessee, and he longed to go back, but lived only a week after
making the change. He sleeps in the beautiful cemetery of the
Soldier's Home, at the foot of the mountains he loved so well,
under the soft blue of the Tennessee skies, in a soldier's honored

It is with feelings of the keenest regret that I write a
tribute to my father's memory. Looking backward over the
years in search of something tangible to bridge the chasm that
yawns between us and our ancestors, I realize how blind I have
been to let the time pass, without learning from those who could
have told me, more about events, lives, and characters, of our
grandparents. My father, Dr. Hugh C. Stewart, youngest of
his father's family, was sent to New York and left there with
his eldest brother. Rev. George Stuart, to be educated. Though
I have heard him speak of his brother's school, I do not know
how long he remained there. Next I remember him as speaking
of being in Cincinnati clerking for Cassidy and Co., Merchants,
which must have been in his early manhood. He read medicine
at Chillicothe, though he did not complete his medical course until
some years later, after a failure in the mercantile business, when
he attended Ohio Med. College at Cincinnati, Ohio, in which his
brother-in-law, Dr. John Moorhead was a professor.

Note: — An interesting side issue of the family record in this
relationship is the second marriage of Susan Allibone, sister of Sarah,
to Dr. Moorhead, a notable man in his profession. He succeeded to

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an entailed estate in County Monohan, [reland, and when Manila, the
only child, was about seven years old, they went to Ireland to 1
and so unpleasant was the passage to Susan, she never could
induced to return. Martha Moorhead married William Tyrone Power,
who was sent during our Civil War by Queen Victoria to watch the
Canada border. He said it amused him, for "if the Yankees had wanted
it, the small force of soldiers kept there would have been poor defen
But the "Yankees" had something else to do just then. On his return
to England he was knighted by Queen Victoria, which made him Sir
William, and his wife Lady Power. The title admitted her to a presen-
tation at court. She died over thirty years ago, leaving two sons and
three daughters, who still live in Ireland. — E. S. L.

At Cincinnati he secured his license to practice medicine,
which he continued till shortly before his death. Starling Med.
College of Columbus, Ohio, conferred on him the honorary degree
M. D. He was the first physician west of the Allegheny Moun-
tains to make use of ether in general practice, as an anesthetic.
He married Miss Sarah Allibone of Phila., Pa., at Brush Creek
Furnace, near Chillicothe, Ohio, and they rode on horseback thirty
miles to Bloomingburgh, ()., where they established the home of
fifty years existence.

Father was of medium stature and weight, blue eyes, light
hair and fair complexion, with a frank, cordial manner, making
a very attractive personality. He was a true "progressive" as
they say now-a-days, and I am proud to say "was always on the
right side of every question". He was an advocate of total ab-
stinence when it required courage; a strong opponent of slavery,
when by being one he risked everything he possessed ; and on
what is now called the "woman question," he was far in advance
of the times. It is popularly believed that you "can not mix
religion and politics", but my father and his brothers, were all
godly men, and carried their religion with them to the polls. He
was for years a deacon, and later till his death, a ruling elder in
the Bloomingburgh, Ohio, Presbyterian Church.

I feel it a duty as well as a pleasure to mention one whose
life was closely linked with ours. My parents took a little girl
of six from the orphan asylum in Cincinnati to rear, Eliza
Bricker. She nursed us all, living with us twenty-four years
and then married E. G. Paugh, and at this date, 1914, is living
with her daughter in Chicago, a wonder to all who know her,
full of interest in life, useful, cheerful, happy and always busy,
though past eighty-four. — F. S. W.

156 Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants.

It is fitting that the closing memorial written by Francenia
Stewart White, should be followed as an ending to the record,
by a brief sketch of her to whom we owe such a large part of
what we have been able to secure of the family history.

Born in Bloomingburg, Ohio, the seventh child (and only
living daughter of Hugh C. and Sarah Allibone Stewart) her
days were devoted to the tender care of both parents as long as
life required. She was famed always among her kindred for the
crown of her character, the tenderness and compassion felt for
tortured objects, especially those dependent on the care of man-
kind. She was a "Humane Society" in herself, and no brutal
teamster or unfeeling urchin could resist her plea for justice, if
not mercy. She was of a character, steadfast in aim, with a warm
heart and boundless sympathy, original in her wit and humor,
generous and loyal. Her brightness and good cheer are of the
finest quality and never in the darkest hour deserted her. How
often she quoted :

"A health unto the happy heart,
A fig for him who frets !
It is not raining rain to me,
It's raining violets."

Religious without bigotry or cant, her spirit found quiet
faith and resignation in all events that came to her in the mi-
gratory life that befell after her marriage. The fateful burning
of her home on a Tennessee mountain, took many treasures, much
of the old family silver willed her father, the old Stewart family
Bible, worn and aged, with "Hugh Stewart" upon the cover, and
mementoes of her mother, all went in crimson flame.

Born in the days of political stir, she had a clear and vivid
understanding of the needs of the political and social life of our
nation, and no man ever had a keener mental power of discern-
ment into the good and ill of our beloved country than she.

To one who had the pleasure of her society during the months
of compiling these records, no weariness or discouragement
stayed her willingness, though a broken arm required courage
and fortitude to continue the work.

Her hope, faith and belief in our national progress was

Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants. 157

ever a part of her life, and her prayer for the future of her dear
country is best told in these words :

"God give us men ! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and willing hands.
Men whom the lust of office does not kill ;

Men whom the spoils of office can not buy ;
Men who possess opinions and a will ;

Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue

And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking;
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog

In public duty and in private thinking."

—E. S. L.

158 Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants.

These notes and sentiments were taken from "Practical
Geometry" a book compiled -by George, son of Hugh, in 1803,
and written throughout with a pen.

How vain it is for me to boast
How much my little Bible cost ;
The Judgment day will make appear
If it was cheap or very dear.

Page 7.

When you let the secrets of your Friends go out of your
lips, believe that Friendship, Fidelity, Honor, Honesty, Wisdom,
and Justice, go out of your soul at the same time, and that the
difference between you and the brute, is that the brutality of the
brute consists in his not being able to speak, and yours in not
being able to hold your tongue.

Page 2J.

True friendship is the kindness of two persons grounded on
virtue, and supported by mutual communication of all comforts
and benefits. A man may have a thousand intimate acquaint-
ances, and not a friend among them. Only good and wise men
can be friends ; others are but companions. Socrates being asked
who was the wisest man, answered, "He that offends least".

Page 38.

Modesty makes men amiable to their friends and respected
by their enemies. In all places and on all occasions it attracts
benevolence and demands approbation. Page 39.

Oh Death ! insatiate archer.

This moment brings the melancholy news of the death of my
much esteemed friend Rev'd. John Young.

Rev'd. John Young died at about 4 o'clock P. M. on the
24th of July.

By Mr. John Borlands in Kline's Paper, Carlisle.

Died, at Greencastle, Franklin County, on Sunday, the 24th
of July, at about 4 o'clock P. M. the Rev. John Young, minister
of the United Congregations of Greencastle, and the Great Cove.

In him, Zion lost a faithful Watchman, the Church of Christ
a zealous Defender, his people an able and successful Preacher,
his widow and children an affectionate husband and tender parent,
and the community a useful and able citizen (1803.)



Was married at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born 1757, died
1824, married 1780 to Margaret Roxburghe Smith, born 1763,
died 1842.

They were married at Philadelphia, Sept. 16, 1780 and the
marriage is on record in a little parish church on Chestnut St.



Name. Dates of birth. To whom married.

1. George Sept. 11, 1781 Ann P. Carr.

2. Elizabeth Oct. 18, 1782 Thos. Fullerton.

3. Martha Dec. 14, 1784 Joseph Gillespie.

4. James Sept. 19, 178G Jane Robinson.

5. William July 18, 1788 Died the same day.

6. Robert July 13, 1789 ( Esther Raney Gillespie.

\ .Margaret Patton.

7. Margaret July 18, 1791 \ Lewis Nye.

[Matthew Gillespie.

8. Archibald Oct. 23, 1793 Sarah Linton.

9. Sarah Aug. 22, 1795 James Bogle.

10. ] Twins Aug. 12, 1797 Died same day.

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12. Jane Dec. 1, 1798 Died same day.

13. Mary May 1, 1802 Wm. A. Ustick.

14. Hugh C May 26, 1805 Sarah Allibone.

See National Number D. A. R. 86225.

— Pennsylvania Records.

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When Fred returned from his Y. M. C. A. trip to Council
Bluffs he brought home this story told him by a Miss Wallace
whom he met there, of the two Manor houses near Hagerstown,
Maryland, the Westlake and Ringgold Manor.

The latter is a brown stone house built quite like the houses
grandfather Robert and his father built in Ohio, only great grand-
father Hugh's was paneled timbers of two stories and an attic,
and grandfather's brick, of one story. It was over 120 years
ago (1893) w hen an English Officer came into the country and
made his way to Ringgold Manor. Several stories were told.

One is that this officer disappeared and about four years
after, a British Privateer appeared in Chesapeake Bay. The
crew landed and came across the country to Hagerstown, Md.
When the family in the Manor heard of it they quietly left
for the time, and the crew, catching about a dozen guiltless
negroes, strung them up, saying as they did so, that, being in-
dependent or hired negroes, they felt alt the better for it. After
that the people of the community got together and said this
family must buy and own negroes or leave, as it made the negroes
insubordinate, and they left. Not willing to yield their principles,
they gave up the struggle. After their leaving, the house was
searched and in one of the chambers, whether concealed or not
I do not know, they found an English officer's uniform with
blood on it ; and now comes the Ghost.

In this same chamber, through a window, in October even-
year, is seen a lighted candle that waves around, appears and dis-
appears, and there seems to be some one or more persons, angry
altercations, cries and then silence. The light goes out to come
again next year about the same time. This room goes by the
name of ''The Officer's Chamber". The queerest thing about
it, and that probably keeps up the illusion, is the negroes. There
are two roads leading into the village. One passes Ringgold
Manor and the other Westlake. The negroes will never pass


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Ringgold Manor after sundown, but prefer to walk by Westlake,
one and a half miles farther, over the Westlake road, than to go
near it.

This Miss Wallace is a Westlake descendent, and goes this
summer on a pilgrimage to the old home. Every summer the
Wallace family have made pilgrimages to the place, enjoying its
privileges ; but the other, Ringgold, has never been known to have
been visited by a single one of the people who so mysteriously
disappeared. What gives it significance with us, is that the father
of the Ringgold family, through remorse or something, would
visit this chamber at night and beat the walls in most mysterious
fashion for one in his right mind. The idea seems with the peo-
ple to be that in some altercation, in those Revolutionary times
nothing unusual, this man and some one disagreed and came to
blows ; that without being to blame for it, the man whose very
name seems to have been forgotten, was responsible for the loss
of the British officer's life, and that it was kept a secret until after
the family had left the country.

Even then, people were not disposed to blame, but more to
pity, the man and family, who by some hasty act, made his whole
life miserable. Miss Wallace was wild with excitement when
Fred told her that he was a scion of the household who lived
there over one hundred and twenty years ago. Because of their
ancestry, Miss Wallace said the descendants of the family would
be gladly welcomed.

The Stewart brothers have a grand history in the early set-
tling of Ohio, and their united efforts for the liberty of the slave.
"Don't forget a man's good deeds because he does some bad
ones", grandfather Robert used to say. "We left Hagerstown on
account of slavery. The time had come when we were obliged to
hold slaves or do without. We could do neither, so left."

It is a fine old place yet, renowned for its fine fruit. A very
nice old family live there now. It is a solid stone building and
kept in good repair. The wide baronial hall running through the
house is used for a dancing hall to this day, but a sad, far-off
look always came into grandfather Robert's face when the old
home was spoken of, and he would quit talking.

The history of Ringgold Manor is, that Gen. Ringgold lived
in Maryland about the time of the Revolutionary War, but
being a Tory left then. The family of great grandfather Hugh

162 Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants.

Stewart lived there I know a hundred years ago (1893). The
family moved to Greencastle, Pa., and later lost themselves in the
wilds of Ohio, burned their bridges behind them, destroyed the.
family records, and only one of the race ever went back that I
know of, and that was Eliza, daughter of George Stuart, son of

Another story of Ringgold Manor is that a British Cruiser
landed off Chesapeake Bay, as slave traders, and crossed the
country, and the people of Ringgold Manor repelled them with
the loss of some of the crew. For this they returned and retali-
ated on the poor negroes. That suits me better and was more
like the British ; but does not tell why the bloody coat was found,
pointing to some deed of self defense, it may be. So the ghost
returns and goes over it all again. I should hate to live in such
a house. Why did none of the brothers, going over the road
not more than fifty miles distant, driving cattle to the eastern
market, never visit the old place? The Turners are the only ones
who could have known, and the ghost may have appeared after
they left the place. Ethel says, "Kings are nothing, but a real
ghost story is something like."

Note : — Rev. George Stuart went back for his wife, Anne Carr,

Another and a better explanation of the Ghost of Ring-
gold Manor and the hasty departure from there by Hugh and
•his family under stress, is that the arms of Chesapeake Bay were
infested by slave traders at this time, who ran their contraband
vessels into these hiding places while they sold their stolen
cargoes of Africans.

Hugh Stewart's employment of free negroes caused unrest
and was dangerous to their trade. Thinking to frighten him, a
group of brutal slave traders, sailor clad, came across the coun-
try, and laid siege to the Manor, where they were valiantly re-
pulsed. Sometime after, word came that they were coming again
and unless the family yielded and became slave owners, they
would never be allowed to live in peace. Then Hugh gathered his
family, his cattle and household effects, and leaving, with only a
broad trail to mark their going, they became "the lost family"
indeed ; "For," said Robert, our grandfather, bitterly, "we never
went back again". Sometime after the family left, the house was

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searched and a recess gave forth a bloody suit and it was told
that in a mirror high over a mantel, in October of the year, could

be seen the old conflict of the sea- faring men and the .Manor
family, and so, was avoided by the superstitions negroes. —
E. S. H.


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