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there. Precious the thought, that the same day the Chief Mag-
istrate* of our land was crowned with earthly honor and power,
our brother was crowned with the wealth of Eternal life before
the Throne of God."


199. (1) James Rowland, (b. July 27, 1841.

Business : Civil Engineer and Surveyor.

Enlisted in Co. "C" 20th Ohio Inf., Aug. 21, 1861, at Bloom-
ingburgh, O. After a year's service came home sick and was
honorably discharged the summer of 1862. Was in the "100
day" service during the Morgan Raid in Ohio.

Add.: National Military Home, Norfolk, Va. (1913).

200. (2) Mary Jane Stewart, (b. Mar. 3, 1844, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. Jan. 2, 1845, Bloomingburgh, O.

201. (3) Daniel Evans Stewart, (b. Oct. 21, 1845, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. Mar. 26, 1846, Bloomingburgh.


Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants. 55

202. (1) George Stewart, Jr. (b. July 13, 1*17, MlDomingburgh, O.

(d. Sept. 27, 1817, Bfoomingburgh,


(4) George Stewart, (b. Dec. 19, 1819, Bloomingburgh, O.

2d m. May 18, 1850, Pine (d. Mar. 4, 1901, Bloomingburgh, O.
Bush, N. Y.,

203. Jane Gillespie, (b. June 22, 1823, Pine Bush, N. Y.

(d. Nov. 13, 1902, Bloomingburgh,

Gd-dau. of Lieut. Samuel Gillespie. She was known as the
"pretty cousin" among the relatives.

GEORGE 3 , ( JAMES", HUGH 1 ).

204. (1) Charles Edwin Stewart, (b. Feb. 16, 1851, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. Oct. 13, 187A, Washington (d. Dec. 16, 1908, Columbus, O.
C. H., O.

205. Ella Hegler, (b. Mar. 22, 1856, Washington C.

H., O.

Dau. of Cyrus and Mary Jane (Hopkins) Hegler.


206. (1) Harry Hegler ] . (b. Oct. 6, 1876, Washington C. H.,

207. (2) Son (, " S- O.

(d. Same date.
(1) Harry Hegler Stewart. (b. Oct. 6, 1876, Washington C. H.,

m. Feb. 9, 1911, Washington, O.
C. H, O.

208. Lulu Starr, (b. .


Add.: Austin, O., R. F. D.



209. (2) Mary Jane Stewart, (b. Feb. 28, 1853, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. Nov. 18, 1891, Blooming-
burgh, O.,

210. James Eggleston, (b. .

Son of Jos., and Alary Eggleston.
Merchant, Kingfisher, Okla.

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211. (3) Lucy Ella Stewart, (b. Mar. 29, 1855, Bloomingburgh,

m. Aug. 11, 1875, Blooming- O.

burgh, O.,

212. Herman L. Wilson, M. D., b. Apr. 15, 1847, Bloomingburgh, O.

Son of Rev. R. W. Wilson, for many years pastor of Bloom-
ingburgh Pres. Ch., and Elsie J (Lane) Wilson.
Add. : Burden, Kan. R. F. D. No. 3.
Physician and Farmer.


LUCY 4 , (GEO. 3 , JAMES 2 , HUGH 1 ).

213. (1) Robert Stewart Wilson, (b. June 8, 1876, Burden, Kan.

m. Apr. 16, 1908,

214. Mary Shinn, (b. Nov. 6, 1882.



ROBT. 5 , (LUCY 4 , GEO. 3 , JAMES 2 , HUGH 1 ).

215. (1) Robert Shinn Wilson, (b. Feb. 28, 1909, Burden, Kan.

216. (2) Mildred Grace Wilson, (b. Oct. 15, 1910,

LUCY 4 , (GEO. 3 , JAMES 2 , HUGH 1 ).

217. (2) Samuel Moore Wilson, ( b. Jan. 9, 1878, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. Aug. 31, 1905,

218. Maud Jordan, (b. Mar. 16, 1884.

Add. : Green River, Utah.


SAM'l. g , (LUCY 4 , GEO. 3 , JAMES 2 , HUGH 1 ).

219. (1) Lorin Herman Wilson, (b. July 6, 1906.

220. (2) Baby Jordan Wilson, (b. Aug. 28, 1907.

(d. Oct. 8, 1907.

221. (3) Stewart Bain Wilson, (b. Jan. 20, 1909.

222. (4) Francis Marion Wilson, (b. Mar. 3, 1912.

LUCY 4 , (GEO. 3 , JAMES 2 , HUGH 1 ).

223. (3) Lauren Edgar Wilson, (b. Nov. 12, 1880.

m. Oct. 15, 1911, Lawton,

224. Mary Smith, (b. .

Now living in Texas, 1912.

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225. (4) Carroll Evans Wilson, (b. July 20, 1883, Burden, Kan.

(d. Feb. 13, L905, St. Louis, Mo.

226. (5) Elsie Jane Wilson, (b. Nov. I, 1887, Burden, Kan.

227. (6) Helen Winifred Wilson, (b. Jan. 29, L893, Burden, Kan.

228. (7) Ceorge Stewart Wilson, (b. Aug. IS, 1895, Burden, Kan.


229. (4) Margaret Elizabeth Stew- (b. Mar. 8, 1857, Bloomingburgh, O.


m. Aug. 11. 1899, St. Louis,

230. Julius C. Pettit, (b. .

231. (5) Hugh Kennedy Stewart, (b. July 26, 1859, Bloomingburgh, O.

m. Oct. 21, 1880, Blooming-

232. Lauretta Ann Martin, (b. Dec. 31, 1856, Madison Co., O.

Hugh Kenendy Stewart is a breeder of Jersey cattle, with
a national reputation. His home is called "Spring Hill" and is
one mile south of P.loomingburgh, Ohio. Add. : R. F. D., Wash-
ington C. H., Ohio.

233. (6) Caroline Esther Stewart, (b. Mar. 22, 1862, Bloomingburgh,

m. Oct. 29, 1885, Blooming- O.

burgh, O.,
Frank Mitchell Fullerton, (b. Nov. 2.\ 1862, Bloomingburgh,


Son of George and Margaret (Smith) Fullerton late of
Bloomingburgh, O., Real Estate, Washington C H.. Ohio.

Caroline was educated at Western College, Oxford, O. She
is a D. A. R. through the Hugh Stewart and Samuel Gillespie
lines, a club woman of ability, and devoted to her church. (Pres-
byterian) Gd.-dau. of James'-', and Frank is grand son of Eliza-
beth 2 (Stewart) Fullerton.



234. (1) Margaret Marie Fullerton, (b. May 7, 1887, Springfield, O.

235. (2) Dorothy Jane Fullerton, (b. July 22, 1896, Washington C. H.


236. (5) Margaretta Stewart, (b. Dec. 23, 1821, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. June 12, 1824.

237. (6) James Sutherland Stewart, (b. Mar. 2, 1825, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. Mar. 13, 1843,

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238. (7) Mary Elizabeth Stewart, (b. July 2, 1827, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. Aug. 15, 1827,

239. (8) Robert Stewart, (b. July 12, 1829, Bloomingburgh, O.

( d. Aug. 1, 1829,

240. (9) Archibald Stewart, (b. Apr. 3, 1831, Bloomingburgh, O.

(d. Mar. 16, 1833,

241. (10) Matthew Lewis Stewart, (b. Aug. 8, 1833,

1st m. Sept. 13, 1852, Bloom-
ingburgh, O.,

242. Margaret V. Ammerman, (b. .

(d. .

(10) Matthew Lewis Stewart,
2nd m. Aug. 1, 1871, London,

243 Mattie Thompson,

(10) Matthew Lewis Stewart, (b. Aug. 8, 1833, Bloomingburgh, O.
3rd m. Sept. 14, 1881, New-
ton, Kan., (d. June 24. 1895, Newton, Kan.

244 (4) Laura J. Sebrell.


Son of Hugh, Sr., to his brother Robert, in Illinois, from Bloomingburg,

Ohio, May 30, 1860.

Dear Brother Robert :

I have just read a letter from Coulter's wife to Jane Ed-
wards, giving an account of your affliction. This news we were
sorry to hear, but, my brother, it is God who chastiseth us, and
it is in kindness, to show us of unfaithfulness to Him. This
kindness we see and feel the oftener he brings us down into the
valley of humiliation. This I can say by experience. I think
that the falling off my horse the 9th of August last, has been a
great blessing to me, for I have been in great measure shut out
from the world and many of its temptations. I have this time
felt a gread deal of comfort, since I have been afflicted, so I
can say in truth and sincerity, that it was good that God had
chastened and brought me to the gate of death. Although I have
always felt I was a child of God, I never felt such sweet nearness
to Him as for the last ten months.

This is my fourth letter since my fall. We have very little
to trouble us. We have conveyed all of our land to the children.
We conveyed to George, the lower farm ((1040 acres), and 435
acres of the home farm, in consideration of which he keeps us.

Genealogy of Hugh Stcivart and Descendants. 59

in everything we may need during our lives, and gives me $10,000
without interest for six years.

We are living in our old room and eat at his table, and he
keeps a horse and shed for our buggy. They are very kind in-
deed to us. Mother has not been well for several weeks. They
pay her every attention.

I conveyed to Jane Carson Hoyt, 1000 acres during her life
time, to go to her children. The Hoyts are at Oberlin, Ohio,
schooling their children, and we have just heard from them that
they are doing well.

I conveyed to Matthew Lewis, just what he agreed to take,
520 acres on the north Fork of Paint Creek, 161^ acres of the
home farm next to town, and a house and lot in town.

I have a little means left for a rainy day, but not much that
I expect to control. George is building a very large house close
by the old home, and while we need it, we will occupy the front

George Fullerton was here yesterday. He had just returned
from Springfield, where he left his wife, and will go to
Hillsboro next week for her. We have had our share of hail
storms, some wheat and rye destroyed and we had some glass
broken. About one thousand panes were broken in town (Bloom-
ingburgh). We had no houses injured, but there was great de-
struction in Cincinnati, and south and north-west of it, and great
destruction up the river for ten miles wide, up to Wheeling, W.
Va., though very few lives were lost only on the river.

Note: — This hailstorm was historical in damage and extent. It was
through this region the terrible floods of 1913 also became historical.

I have heard your old friend McClain who bought the Coul-
ter property, will not be able to pay for it. A large number of old
pioneers have gone to their final account during the past year.
Most of our people were well pleased with the action of the
Chicago convention. Chase was our first choice. Seward, the
choice of New York; but I believe they made a good selection,*
as the God-forsaken party had slandered and abused them both
until many had come to believe it true. I must believe that a
more abandoned set of dishonest mistakes couldn't be found

* Lincoln.

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in any party's course, so that almost any change will be for the
better. They can not but learn a lesson from the past.

Brother Hugh is still at the Presbyterian General Assembly
at Rochester, N. Y. He expected to come home by Philadelphia,
and is somewhat uncertain what time he may return, but when he
comes I think he will go to see you, and if I dare to venture, I
will try to go with him. I have been troubled with a tendency
of blood to the head, and have had several severe attacks within
three weeks, so it may not be prudent for me to go away from
home. Still if I can, I will go.

Should we never meet again on earth, I have strong hopes
we will meet in Heaven, where we will unite with our beloved
friends in praising God and the Lamb for ever and ever.

Both Jane and George unite with me in love to all the
family and friends,

Your affectionate brother,

James Stewart.

Note: — The original of this letter still exists in the quaint old
style writing of that time. — E. S. L.

Written by James Stewart, about 1847.

The subject of this memoir was born on the 19th day of
Sept. 1786, in Washington County, Maryland, near Hagerstown.
His father and mother, Hugh and Alargaret Roxburgh (Smith)
Stewart, resided at Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War,
where his father was a member of the City Guards, but on their
marriage in 1780, be received an honorable discharge from George
Washington and emigrated to what was called then, the "back
country" of Pennsylvania. Shortly after this they moved into
Maryland and settled on the land of General Spriggs at which
place James was born. "My father put the money of which he
was possessed at the time, into land at its then low price, I think
of about five shillings per acre, and in the low value of land in
those times, he thought it not worth buying even at that price,
but later it became quite valuable. He owned, on this land, some
large stone deposits, and to serve the greatest need of the new
country he opened large quarries, and furnished the building
material for some of the finest houses in all that region, among
which were the large buildings put up for Gen'l. Samuel Ringgold,
who then owned the Manor of that name. I think this Manor

Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants. 61

contained some thirteen thousand acres, all laid off in farms of
one hundred and. fifty, and some times two hundred acre-. Most
of these lands were tenanted out. At that time ( ieneral Ringgold
became considerably in debt to my father, and this caused father
to move to Ringgold Manor, having it in view to make pur-
chase of said land, and here the family moved and made their
home from 1787 to 1801.

"The feeling among the slave owners, and the necessity of
employing free negroes, seemed to compel my father at this
time, to become the owner of a number of slaves; but they were
unprofitable in mind as well as body, and the family were opposed
to the system, especially my mother, who saw clearly its demoraliz-
ing effects, and by this time, father found it a very troublesome
business, and he parted with them, though at a very heavy finan-
cial loss, and it was the cause of his leaving Maryland, and tak-
ing these manumitted negroes into the free state of Pennsyl-
vania. It was about 1801 when he removed the family to
Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., where he established a mer-
cantile business, which he left in the direction of his capable
family while he continued a quarry not far from his home but
still in Maryland. At this time twelve children had been born,
four of whom were dead, and two more were born here, and few
families were more managing and enterprising, for on the Ring-
gold Manor my father had accumulated a considerable amount
of property, and was about to purchase several hundred acres of
the Manor called the "Neck", on the Potomac; but for the causes
already stated he concluded to visit Ohio first, and in 1804 m com-
pany with Thomas Fullerton who had married his oldest daughter
Elizabeth, he made the journey by horseback, and made a pur-
chase of 800 acres of land of the Lucas survey, on which survey
the old Indian town (now Frankfort) was located, twelve miles
west of Chillicothe, the former seat of government of Ohio.

"On this land there were settlers who were cultivating- corn
to a considerable extent, so that in a year or two the rent-corn
amounted to many thousands of bushels. So in 1807 corn was
very plentiful and low, and whiskey was scarce and high, so it
was thought best to send me to Ohio accompanied by a young
married couple, he to operate the still, and she, to keep house. So
with two fine large stills for the purpose of converting the corn
into whiskey and then into cash, on the 10th day of November,

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1807, I left my home in Maryland well provided for in clothing,
books, and household effects, and on the fourth day of Dec.
we arrived and settled on said land, (in title cession 1250
acres,) and commenced work on the still-house, and on Christmas
day the house was ready for business.

Note: — James must have stayed in Maryland with his father.

"I purchased the still, tubs and barrels from Mr. John
McCoy, and on the day the man began to "must" the first three
tubs, I started to Bush's Mill for a load of chopped corn and
rye. The house we had built took fire, and frustrated all my
father's plans by burning up everything, even some bank notes
and run into a lump all we had in silver. This caused the young
couple to leave me to do for themselves. Left so deserted, far
from the help and advice of my father, I knew only to fulfill the
duty that seemed mine, and driving to Chillicothe went in debt
to Mr. John McVanburgh (McClanburgh?) some seventy-five dol-
lars, and carried all before me on my horse, wrapped up in a
small blanket, took up my residence for about fourteen
months, in one end of the still house, and, not knowing what other
to do, I did nearly all the work of cooking, stilling, cutting wood,
shelling corn and milling, and made a number of barrels of
whiskey. These were all new barrels, piled away when filled, in
a dark still house, and when I undertook to prepare them for
market, it had leaked out so that it took two or three to fill one.
This loss was increased by a great quantity taken by the callers
who infested the still-house almost all the time, and took what
they wanted, free, for the "string" of my door was "always
out" (except on the Sabbath).

"About the expiration of fourteen months my father and
family arrived at the new home, in the house I had been able
to prepare for them the summer previous. Here they lived for
a short time, till the building on the hill of the old homestead.
This was a relief to my disappointments and bereavements, and
put an end to manufacturing any more of that desolating ar-
ticle. In 1809 my father purchased, among other tracts of land,
several hundred acres in the 'Barrens', a place called the "New
Purchase," on the direct way from Chillicothe to Springfield,
through that part of the old Ross territory afterward laid off
as Fayette Co."

Genealogy of Hugh Stewart and Descendants. 63

"On this laiul I first settled, and still own and occupy as a
part of mv possessions. In 1X10 the Commissioners of the new-
county first ^at. in my home, as I was then up from Frankfort
making some improvements, and 1 was by them appointed to mark
the line around the new count)-; which duty was performed, and
in 1810, my brother. Col, Robert, who now occupies a large part of
our father's old possessions, accompanyed me to this land and
assisted in raising a crop of corn in the new laid off county.

"Shortly after our arrival the Court of Common Pleas ap-
pointed by brother Robert director of the county seat, but he,
leaving early the following spring — of 1812 — to reside in Bloom-
ingburgh, N. Y., I was appointed in his place. In 181 1 this new-
county was formed into an odd Battalion, and on the 13th of
Nov. I was commissioned by R. J. Meigs, Major of said
battalion, and in the following year it was organized into a regi-
ment, 3 R. 3 B. Second Division of North ( ?) Militia, over
which I was elected colonel and secured my commission. On
Sabbath morning, at which time I was about starting to Wash-
ington to church, by the land of Presley Moore, I met the brigade
inspector with orders, at the same time to call out my regiment
composing the same bounds the battalion did, which was the
whole County of Fayette, to rendezvous on the next Tuesday
evening at Washington about twenty- four miles distant, where
the whole brigade was to meet. My regiment was the first on
the ground ; everything prepared, with baggage and teams, to
march to the relief of Fort Meigs, that was being besieged by
the British and Indians; but before the brigade encamped on
the Sandusky plains, they had raised the siege, and after remain-
ing there some time. General Harrison not being prepared to go
further at that time, my troop was disbanded."

In the year 181 1, on the 29th day of May, James married
Jane Robinson of Ross County, daughter of William Robinson,
a reputable man and large land owner, one of the pioneers of the
state, and among the first settlers on the North Fork of Paint, and
about five miles north of Chillicothe. He was one of the com-
pany with Finley and others, and whose brother, Joshua Robin-
son, was shot by the Indians at the crossing of Paint Creek, where
he died of his wounds and was buried in a tree-top wrapt in his
blanket; and later they saw an Indian wearing this blanket over
his shoulders. By his wife, who is still living, he had ten

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children, seven of whom are dead with only three living. George,
Jane Carson, married to the Rev. C. A. Hoyt, and Matthew Lewis,
and all are settled on large farms around him. Soon after he
was married, he joined the Presbyterian Church at South Sa-
lem, then under the pastoral care of the Rev. James D<ickey, and
soon after, with two or three others, was active in organizing a
small church at Washington, now the county seat, under the pas-
toral care of Rev. Samuel Battruge (?) in which he was elected
a ruling elder, and a short time afterward, through his efforts and
two or three others, who are still living, they organized a church
at Bloomingburgh, under the pastoral charge of the Rev. William
Dickey, who has been its pastor thirty-five years, and still is, in
connection with the Rev. R. W T . Wilson, a co-pastor in the same
church. In this also he was elected again a ruling elder, and all
this time with but three or four others at first, was very active in
advancing the interest of the church, and in engaging in every
good work.

Bloomingburgh, Ohio.

The original of this is in the possession of his grand daughter
Mrs. Frank Fullerton (Caroline Stewart) Washington C. H.,



(6) Robert Stewart, son of Hugh Stewart. From the Washington
Daily Herald, Washington C. EL, Ohio. Monday, Feb. 27th, 1911.

"It was one hundred years yesterday since Robert Stewart
acknowledged the original 'Town Place' of Washington before
Joseph Hopkins, Judge, and filed it in the Recorder's office.

"The record is yellow and brittle with age but in a good
state of preservation, and clearly legible. 'Old Town' was con-
tained in small boundary. Two rows of out-lots on two sides.

"The acknowledgment is in this language. 'State of Ohio,
Fayette County. Personally appeared before me, Joseph Hop-
kins, one of the Associate Judges of Fayette County, Robert
Stewart, Director of the town of Washington, seat of justice for
the county of Fayette, and acknewledged the within plan to be
correct according to the direction of the Court.

" 'Feb. 26th, 181 1. - 'Joseph Hopkins/ "

The original record, "yellow and brittle" is now owned by
Emma Stewart Lyman having been given her by Carrie Stewart


"April 5, 1856, the Congregational Church at Champaign,
Illinois, received important additions. Col. Robert Stewart and
his wife, his sons, Samuel G., H. Coulter, and John, with their
wives and six others, united with the church, which seemed to
establish it anew, and give it new power, and energy to battle
with the foes of Religion and Reform".

By the help of these additions, and the sacrifices that they,
and the old members of the church were able to make, they so far
completed their new house of worship as to be able to occupy it,
although in an unfinished condition. The writer remembers at-


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tending services in this church early in the spring of 1856, when
half the room was furnished with rude seats, the other half oc-
cupied with carpenter's bench and tools, and the minister stood
behind an empty dry goods box to read the hymn, and deliver his

Col. Robert Stewart is spoken of at Champaign, Illinois,
where he lived, "as long to be remembered as one of the most
remarkable men that ever lived in the county. He was descended
from a Scotch family and the gentleness, the enthusiasm and the
fire of the old Scotch Covenanters seemed blended in him. He
had been a life-long hater and opposer of Slavery, an advocate of
temperance, and an active member of the old Liberty Party, and
assisted to canvass Ohio for James G. Birney for President in
1844. He was then the Liberty candidate for congress in one
of the Congressional Districts of that State, but without hope
of election, battled manfully for God and the Right.*'


STEWART : Died at his residence near Crbana, Champaign
County, 111., on the 17th of June, i860, Col. Robert Stewart in
the seventieth year of his age. Col Stewart was the son of Hugh
and Margaret Stewart, born July 13, 1789, at Ringgold Manor,
Hagerstown, Md., and spent his boyhood in that state and Penn-
sylvania. At the age of nineteen he emigrated with an older
brother to old Chillicothe, now Frankfort, Ohio. Being a prac-
tical surveyor, he was appointed by the court in the spring of 181 1
to lay out the town of Washington, Fayette county, Ohio. In
the spring of 1812, he went to New York on horseback, carrying
his youngest brother then, six years old (now, Dr. Flugh C Stew-
art of Bloomingburgh, Ohio,) before him on a horse, a distance
of six hundred miles. Some time in the year 1813 he experienced
religion, and united with the Associate Reformed Church in
Bloomingburgh, N. Y., of which his brother was pastor. In 1815
he married Esther Gillespie, and was for several years engaged
in mercantile business in Bloomingburgh, New York, and in Bal-
timore, Md. In 1820 he again moved to Ohio, and settled near
Frankfort. Here he connected himself with the "Old School"

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