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HISTORIC HOMES AND INSTITUTIONS



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GENEALOGICAL AND PERSONAL MEMOIRS



OF



THE LEHIGH VALLEY

PENNSYLVANIA



Under the Editorial Supervision of

JOHN W. JORDAN, LL. D.

Of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

AND

EDGAR IVIOORE GREEN, A. M., M. D.

Of E ASTON, Pa.

GEORGE T. EXTINGER, RH. D.

Of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa.



"Knowledge of kindred and the ycneiiloqus of the ancient familieji deserveth the highest jiraixe. Herein
roiisistefh a part of the knowledge of a man's own self. It is a great spur to virtue to look back on the worth
of our line." — Lord Bacon.

•'There is no heroic poem in the world but is at the bott.nn the life of a man."— Sir Walter Scott.



ILLUSTRATED



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THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY

1905



PREFACB



Beginning with the coming of the Swedes to the banks of the river Delaware, in the early
part of the seventeenth century, down to the present day in the twentieth century, the great
region known by the distinguishing name of Pennsylvania, at first a province and now a common-
wealth of commanding importance, has held, at whatever stage in its development, a conspicu-
ous and highly important place in its relationship to the sisterhood of States comprising the great
and unbroken Federal Union. It was the central colony and tne connecting Imk between the
North and the South for many years during the formative governmental epoch. Its men of
influence molded the political history of the American people during a long and stirring period.
Its principal city was long the seat of government of the United States, and has been, from the
earliest days to the present, a principal center of all that marks the progress of civilization — in
the arts and sciences, in every product of human mind and hand. Not once in the almost two and
a half centuries of its existence has Pennsylvania retrograded. Its career has ever been a stead-
fast and unfaltering "forward."

The history of the commonwealth and of many of its subdivisions has been written along
civil, political and military lines by various authors and at different times, each succeeding
writer adding a new chapter of annals, or giving a different coloring to a story already told,
treating the subject from a different viewpoint, or in tne full glare of a light which to his prede-
cessors was but dim and uncertain. The splendid narrative affords an inspiration to the men
and women of the present day, as it assuredly will do those who are soon to succeed them, and
entirely justifies the pregnant words of Martincau : "To have had forefathers renowned for
honorable deeds, to belong by nature to those who have bravely borne their part in life, and
refreshed the world with mighty thoughts and healthy admiration, is a privilege which it were
false-hearted not to redeem ; and in virtues bred of a noble stock, mellowed as they are by rever-
ence, there is often a grace and ripeness wanting to self-made and brand-new excellence. Of like
value to a people are heroic national traditions, giving them a determinate character to sustain
among the tribes of men, making them familiar with images of great and strenuous life, and
kindling them with faith in glorious possibilities."

The history c. the three counties of Northampton, Lehigh and Carbon is contained in that
of the county of Bucks until 1752, when that first named was created. At its creation Mont-
gomery county comprised all the territory contained within the present county of that name,
together with all that of the present counties of Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne and Sus-
quehanna, and parts of Wyoming, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Bradford and Columbia. Lehigh
county was created ]\Iarch 6, 1812, and Carbon county in 1843.

Here, sparse as was the population, the foundations of civil and religious liberty were laid
deep and strong. The individual was exalted in all his best attributes. Pcnn had proclaimed to
all who would come that they should feel assured, for themselves and for all generations that
that should come after them, of their freedom as men and Christians, "that they may not be
bought in bondage but by their own consent, for we put the power in the people." He made
it his greatest care to frame a constitution "as near as may be conveniently to the primitive laws



iv PREFACE.

of the Kingdom of England," but introducing the democratic method of making all offices
elective, and a new prhiciple of perfect religious freedom — "that no man nor number of men
upon earth hath power or authority to rule over men's consciences in religious matters" — which
stood in inarkeO contrast With the tlieocratical ideas of the i'untans of New England, and to the
aristocratical reign of Locke in Carolina.

In response to Penn's liberal scheme of government, his declaration of his intention to
"try this holy experiment of a free colony for all mankind," there came a sturdy people — men, and
women, too, of brawn and brain and conscience, their hearts fervent in reverence of God and a
desire for religious and civil liberty — who had voluntarily separated themselves from their
native land in order to enjoy the privileges offered here and which had been denied them there.
It would be worth much could we be afforded a glimpse of these pioneers. They were men of no
ordinary mold. Great as was their strength ot characters, and broad (for the times) as was
their mental scope, they were building far better than they knew. Simple and clean in their lives,
the homes which they builded were humble, but they were the seat of all the domestic virtues, and
the children they reared inherited the athletic frame, rugged constitution and noble principles of
their forbears.

The counties of Northampton, Lehigh and Carbon afford a peculiarly interesting field for
such research as has been required in the making of the volumes now presented to the reader.
Their sons at home and abroad have shed lustre upon their names by deeds of gallantry on land
and sea, by achievements in the arts and sciences, in the professions, in statesmanship, and in
industrial and commercial affairs. At home they laid the foundations for churches, schools and
colleges whose influence has been and is felt throughout the length and breadth of the land :
while their industries and manufactures have made the name of the Lehigh Valley famous in all
the world. Wherever the sons of this people have dispersed, in the long-ago or in more recent
days, they have been a power for ideal citizenship and good government.

Thus, in each succeeding generation, and at every stage of their progress, these counties
have had the service of men of the loftiest character and highest capability. It is to connect the
. active progressive men of the present generation with their illustrious ancestry that the present
volumes have been undertaken, in the conviction that

"It is indeed a blessing when the virtues
Of noble races are hereditary.
And do derive themselves from the imitation
Of virtuous ancestors."

The publishers take occasion to express their deep obligation to the gentlemen who have
lent assistance to the work, particularly to John W. Jordan, LL. D., of the Historical Society of
Pennsylvania ; Edgar Moore Green, A. M., M. D., and George T. Ettinger, Ph. D. Their serv-
ice in original writing or in revision, in pointing out avenues of information, and in providing
or suggesting illustration, has been of the utmost value. The services of others is also grate-
fully acknowledged in the furnishing of historical narratives concerning some of the leading edu-
cational institutions, over their ovv'u signatures, and for their aid in providing the accompanying
illustrations.

With reference to the genealogical and biographical matter, it is to be said that all possible
care has been exercised. Yet, in some cases, it may be that a narrative will be found incomplete
or faulty, and such shortcoming is ascribable to the paucity of the data furnished, some families
being without exact records in their family line. In all cases the sketch has been submitted to the
immediate subject or to his representative for correction or revision, and upon him rests the final
responsibility in case of inaccuracy, or the omission of what would be desired. It is confidently
lielieved that the |)resent work will prove a real addition to the mass of family annals concerning
the people of the region under consideration,' and that, without it, much valuable information
ln'rein contained would be irretrievalily lost, owing to the passing away of many custodians of
f.'iiiiilv recnrds, and tjie disaiipearancc nf such material.

THE PUBLISHERS.



INDKX



Abel, Charles J., 218
Abel, John, 207
Ackermaii, Milton D., 481
Adamson, George P., 227
Ader, Morris, 378
Albright, Griffith P., 421
Andreas, Eli A. A.. 477
Aschbach, Gerhard C., 510

Babp, Rudolph F., 293
Bachman, Charles A., 396
Bachman, Daniel, 280
Bachman, David M., 192
Bachman, John A., 135
Bachman, John O., 58
Bachman, Solomon S., 499
Bacon, John, 118
Baer, Eugene W., 326
Baer, Albert J., 407
Ball, William E., 456
Balliet, A. P., 452
Bango, George, 155
Barr, John R., 124
Bayer, Andrew, 396
Begel, Jacob, 496
Beidelman, R. C, 170
Beitel, Charles H., 289
Berger, The Family, 432
Bieler, Charles, 380
Bittner, Henry R., 400
Bixler, J. Ehvood, ito
Bixler. Lewis S., 356
Blakslee, Asa P., 505
Blakslee, Alonzo P.. 504
BoUes, William J.. 322
Borhek, Ashton C, 237
Borhek, Morris' A., 287
Bowlby, Charles P., 143
Boyer, William B., 166
Brady, Peter, 214
Brinker, Adam, 479
Briscoe, Vincent, 413
Brodhead, Charles, 229
Brodhead, J. Davis, 232
Brown, Robert S.. 272
Buckley, Herbert T., 216
Buckman. William E.. 213
Buss, Wilson A., 291
Butland, John, 140
Blitz, William H., 132
Butz, Michael. 120
Buzzard, William, 379

Callahan, Thomas, iSl



Cassler, Joseph R., 418
Chipman, Charles, 172
Christman, Jefferson D., 487
Clemens, Maurice, 176
Clewell, Harry E., 294
Clewell, Lewis P., 475
Coffin, George F., 168
Coffin, James H., 23
CofHn, Selden J., 28
Coleman, George W., 499
Collum, Charles, 439
Cornell, Nelson P., 188
Correll, James W., 203
Correll, R, S,, 320
Cortright, Nathan D., Jr., 102
Cortright, Nathan D., Sr., 100
Cottingham. William W., 69
Coyle, William, 147
Crist, James W., 306

Danner, Thomas D., 497
Dash, Henry H., 247
Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion, 434
Davies, John W., 331
Davis, D. A. L., 327
Davis, John, 494
Dech, E. J., 157
Dech, Harry F., 53
Deitrich, Edward. 169
Dent Hardware Co., The, 4S6
Dernberger, Isaac D., 375
Dery, D. George, 272
deSchweinitz, Paul, 254
Desh, George J., 257
Deshler, Oliver R., 304
Detweiler, Charles D., 65
Dewees, The Family, 45
Diehl, James M., 154
Dilliard, Benjamin F.. 371
Ditchett, John K., 367
Dunn, Albert R., 19S
Dunn, Thomas F., 341

Ealer, Samuel S., 180
Eckard, Leighton W., 184
Edwards, Charles C. 240
Edwards. John C, 32S
Eggcrt, Charles H., 266
Erdman. Asa E., 303
Evans, Evan W., 216
Evans, John, 130
Eyer, Irwin, 471
Eyerman, John, 54



Farmer, Edward, 43
Farmer, The Family, 43
Fehr, Oliver L., in
Fenner, Charles A., 489
Ferren, David F., 494
Fichter, Amandeus B., 268
Field, Benjamin R., 46
Fitzgerald, Charles J., 384
Flory, Solomon, 482
Focht, John M., 410
Folkenson, George, 178
Folkenson, Howard D.. 61
Forman, ]\IcEvers, 190
Fox, Edward J., 72
Frace, Charles, 183
Frace, James S., 61
Frace, Theodore A., 59
Fraunfelder, Jacob A., 300
Freeman, Edward J., 355
Fritz, John, 472
Frutchey, Watson G., 471
Fulmer, John 442

Gangewere, Harry yi.. 515
Gangewere, William H.. 516
Gerber, Jonas, 343
Gies, Jacob, 146
Gilbert, Charles, 347
Gilbert, Joseph, 388
Gough, Edward. 476
Gould, R. Frank. 318
Graver, Henry A., 348
Graver, Samuel. 389
Gray, George E.. 386
Green, The Family, 35
Green, Traill, I
Griffith, John H., 507
Grim, Harry E., 427
Grim, Oscar S., 486
Grosscup, William G., 422
Guiley, A. H. R., 152
Guth, Albert J. D., 345
Gwinner, John F., 109

Hagerman, Herbert M.. 78
Hahn, Erasmus A.. 46()
Handwerk, Tilghman C. 443
Harris, Amos J., 510
Hartzell, Edwin I-"., 250
Ilartzell, John J., 302
Harvey, Edward. 478
Hay, Ellwood, 172
Hay, William O., 202
Heller, J. W., 373



VI



INDEX.



Heller, Owen P.. 252
Heller, William J., 402
Hemminger, George W., 334
Hess, Charles S., 286
Hess, Jeremiah S., 509
Hoffman, Charles P., 245
Hoffman, J. J., 252
Holvey, George H., 323
Hongen, R. J., 474
Hooven, Morris D., 336
Horn, Frank j\I., 441
Horn, Levi, 309
Howell, R. F., 68
Howell, The Family, 37
Hulick, Derrick, 204
Hunsicker, James F., 414
Hunt, Edward I., 185

Iredell, Robert, Jr., 430
Itterly, George, 507

Jacobs, Albert H., 462
James, Robert E., 88
Jeter, Tinsley, 258
Johnson, Newton A., 228
Jones, Mathew H., 105

Kauflfman, Morris L., 44S
Keck, Jesse, 401
Keefer, George W., 420
Keefer, Joseph, 424
Keller, David H., 296
Kemerer, Jacob B., 242
Kemnierer, Reuben, 284
Kern, Palmer M., 446
Kettra, Alfred, 330
Kichline, George F., 197
Kidd, Joseph, 376
Kidney, George B., 53
Kiefer, William N.. 466
King, George R., 227
Kirkpatrick, William S., 103
Kistler, Amandus, 393
Kistler, Maurice Z., 313
Kistler, Owen J., 348
KU'ckner, Albert C, 161
Klcppinger, Lewis F., 308
Kleppinger. Thomas M., 423
Kline, Jacob W., 481
Knapp, Clara A., 306
Knauss, William V., 274
Knecht, Abraham S., 81
Knerr, J. W. H, 62
Knight, John T., 200
Knnuse, James D., 409
Koch, Thomas J., iSo
Koch, William S., 310
Koehler, George J., Jr., 49
Koehler, George J., 163
Kracmer, Henry, 300
Krantz, Valentine, 171
Kratzer, Preston H.. 288
Krause, Cornelius W., 23S
Krause, J. Sanuicl, 24(1
Kressly. Thomas, 333
Krum, ICdwin A., 411
Krum. James, 419
Kunlz. Cyrus, 352
Kuntz, (ieorge J., 417



LaBarre, Alexander C, 123
LaBarre, Philip, 372
Lachenour, Henry D., 97
Lafayette, The College, 7
Laubach, William, 87
Lauderburn, A. J., 343
Lawall, Cyrus, 106
Lawall, Frank, 162
Lawrence, Phil J., 144
Lazarus, Luther D., 305
Leh, Hiram M., 388
Lehr, Francis H., 186
Leibert, Owen F., 490
Leinbach, Felix W., 281
Leith, Allan P., 455
Lentz, John S., 314
Lerch, Emanuel, 138
Lerch, Jeremiah W., 464
Lerch, John, 261
Linderman, Garrett B., 209
Lindernian. Robert P., 212
Livingston Club, The, 513
Long, Joseph A., 366
Long, Wilson P., 256
Longacre, Jacob E., 401
Luckenbach, Francis E., 278
Luckenbach, Owen A., 248
Luckenbach, William, 241
Lynn, John H., 411

Mackey, George W., 435
Mansfield, Frank, 130
Mansfield, Nathan G., 128
March, Francis A., 24
Martin, Henry F., 425
Martin, James, 157
Martin, Joseph, 63
Martin, Mrs. Matilda, 270
Marx, William B., 196
Mauser, George S., 506
McCauley, James, 465
McCormick, David. 315
McFadden, Edward T., 322
Meixell, Edwin, 464
Merrill, Henry W., 137
Messinger, William H., 359
Michler, Francis, 219
Michler, William M.. 228
Middaugh, William C, 226
Miesse, Katherine DeW., 193
Milson, Charles E., 501
Montague, Charles J., 217
Moore, James' W., 29
Moore, The Family, sy
More, David F., ,361
Morgenstern, F. Louis. 158
Morrow, John B., 508
Moycr, William P.. 444
Mntchlcr, Jacob H.. 173
Mutchler, William A., 195

Naglc. Stephen D., 160
Neff. William F., 428
Newbard, Henry P.. 488 .
NieholT, Paul, 399
Noble, John S., 119

Ochs. Milton T. J.. 368
Ochs, Tili;lnnan. 360



Odenwelder, Henry L., 179
Odenwelder, Samuel R., 293
Ormrod, George, 336
Ormrod, John D., 338
Overholt, J. B., 80

Peckitt, Leonard, 335
Person, Isaac O., 500
Peters, Harry T., 319
Phifer, Alexander T., 390
Pittenger, Edward S., 139
Pollock, James, 220
Pollock, John, 122
Prince, Abraham C, 224

Rader, Robert P., 222
Rader, Samuel, 223
Raesly, S. E., 373
Randolph, William P. F., 467
Rasley, Aaron, 468
Rau, The Family, 263
Raub, Jacob, 164
Raub, Peter, 133
Reagan, Arthur D., 58
Reeder, Frank, 84
Rehr, David N., 395
Reimer, Frank, 370
Rex, James A., 321
Rex, William H., 392
Rhoad, George W., 243
Rhoda, James N., 440
Richards, Aaron, 144
Richards, Oscar M., 145
Richert, Josiah, 251
Ricker, Jacob W., 176
Ricker, Thomas P., 167
Riegel, Benjamin F., 192
Rinker, Solomon D., 346
Roberts, William E., 503
Roehner, Henry A., 79
Roney, Lewis L., 453
Ruch, Josiah, 311

Saegcr, William. 416
Sampson, Amandus, 175
Sandt, John, 96
Sandt, Samuel, 95
Sandt, The Family, 93
Saylor, Henry O., 52
Sayre, Robert H., 234
Schan. Andrew, 451
Schneebeli. G. A., 294
Schropp. Abraham S.. 282
Schug, Amandus, 63
Schnltze, Augustus, 244
Schwab. C. W., 394
Schwartz, John C.. 41S
Seibcrt. William A.. 437
Seller, Samuel, 311
Seiple. John, 253
Sendel, J. C, 334
Sendel, Robert O., 335
Serfass, Orrin, 506
Shelling, Irwin B., 67
Sherrer, H. Straub. 358
Shinier, A. D., 455
Shinier, Hiram S., 403
Shinier, J. Calvin, 484
Shinier. Samuel J., 374



INDEX.



Vll



Shinier, The Family, 98
Shimer. William L., 299
Shoemaker, George W., 452
Shook, Reuben, 386
Shiiman, John W., 357
Siegfried, Amos D., 423
Siegfried, Charles P., 215
Siegfried, Henry G., 205
Siegfried. Robert L., 301
Simon, Herman, 433
Smith, Calvin F., 292
Snyder, Chester, 117
Snyder, Lewis W., 277
Snyder, T. A., 397
Snyder, William H., 377
Soldiers, The Monument, 22
Speer, Christian, 357
St. Joseph's German Catholic

Church, 437
Steckel, Henry F., 91.
Steele, Henry J., 20S
Steiner, Titus A.. 156
Steiner. Josiah, 181
Stewart, Clement, 34
Stewart, The Family, 35
Stewart, The Genealogy, 40
Stier, Charles K., 369
Stier. Walter C. 159
Stocker, W. U., 149
Stofflet, Abraham J., 292
Stofflet, Clinton F., 313
Stofflet, Stewart M., 312
Storch, William H., 324
Storm, Philip, 349



Stotzer, John, 134
Straub, David H., 387
Straup, .-^Ilen E., 165
Swartz, G. N., 379

Tanner, Nathan, 324
Tarleton, Laurence, 2i2
Taylor, Jefferson, 49
Taylor, John, 275
Taylor, Mahlon, 50
Traill, The Family, 38
Trexler, Edwin W., 412
Trumbower, John W., 491

Uhler, Irwin S., 191
Unangst, Aaron, 148
LTnangst, .\ddis'on G.. 291
LTpdegrove, Jacob D., 197

Venter, Emanuel F., 307

Wagner, Landon B., 391
Wagner, Samuel G., 382
Waltman, John A., 153
Walton, George, 351
Walz, John, 57
Warner, Edwin F., 248
Warner, Elmer, 339
Watson, George L., 329
Watson, Walter L., 264
Weaver, James W., 187
Weaver, Phaon C, 392
Weaver, V. B., 381
Weiss, The Family, 457



Weiss, Thomas, 459
Weiss, Webster C., 460
Weiss. William H., 459
Wentz. Charles W., 495
Werner. Jeremiah F., 2a
West, Daniel C, 321
Westmoreland, G. E. H., 169
Whetstone, Milton A.. 325
Whitelaw, W., 136
Wilford, H. H., 368
Wilhelm, Peter, 146
Williams, Charles K., 127
Williams, Frank C, 127
Williams, J. T., 125
Williams, Wilson O., 463
Williamson, Peter, 470
Williamson, William S., 385
Wimmer, Harrison S., 350
Wirebach, L'rbaniis S., 151
Wise, Clark C, 364
Wise, Frank S., 365
Wolle, John F., 265
Wolle, Samuel C, 260
Wood, James W., 113

Yeager, Robert J., 66
Yeakel, Solomon, 317
Voder, Daniel, 338
Voung, Robert E., 469
Voungman, Robert B., 32

Zehnder, Daniel, 174
Ziegler, Herman F., 298
Zoll, Nathaniel, 340



LEHIGH VALLEY



TRAILL GREEN, A. M., 11. D., LL. D.,
was born ^Nlay 25, 1813, in Easton, Pennsylvania.
At an early period in the colonization of the new
world, the Green family, of which he was a rep-
resentative, was established in the western part
of New Jersey by William Green, a native of
England, who on crossing the Atlantic established
his home on Long Island, and during his brief
residence there became acquainted with and mar-
ried Joanna Reeder, who was a native of Nor-
folk county, England, belonging to the old Reeder
family of that locality. It was not long after his
marriage that William Green and his wife re-
moved to Hunterdon county, New Jersey, set-
tling in Ewing township about 1700. He was
influential in community aftairs, occupying vari-
ous positions under the English crown, including
that of judge of the court of common pleas. His
death occurred in 1722.

His eldest son, Richard Green, married Mary
Ely, of Trenton, New Jersey, who was also of
English lineage, a daughter of George and Jane
(Pettit) Ely, who were members of the Society
of Friends, and belonged to a family whose rep-
resentatives were found in Pennsylvania as well
as New Jersey. .Richard Green died in 1741.

Richard Green, Jr., the eldest son of Richard
and Mary (Ely) Green, died in 1797 and was
the grandfather of Dr. Traill Green. He married
Phebe Moore, a daughter of Nathaniel i\Ioore
(1687-1759), who removed from Long Island to
Hopewell, New Jersey, in 1708. He was a son
of Captain Samuel Moore, a prominent advocate
of religious liberty in 1690, and a grandson of



Rev. John Moore, of Newtown, Long Island, who
died in 1657, and whose active participation in
affair began as early as 1641. He is spoken of as
"one of the most interesting characters of that
early period." Rev. John Moore was an "indepen-
dent." Benjamin Moore, rector 01 Trinity church,
New York, second bishop of New York, and pres-
ident of King's College ; Nathaniel F. Moore,
president of Columbia College ; Clement C.
Moore, professor of Hebrew in the General Theo-
logical Seminary (and the author among other
poems of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"),
were among his descendants. The mother of Phebe
(Moore) Green was Joanna Prudden, a grand-
daughter of Rev. Peter Prudden, who was a min-
ister of Herfordshire, England, but was driven
from that country by persecution and arrived in
America in 1637 in company with John Daven-
port, John Howard, Samuel Eaton and others.
He was one of the founders of the colony of New
Haven, and the founder of the Church of Christ,
]\Iilford, Connecticut ; was one of the "seven pil-
lars," and died there in 1656. She was a daugh-
ter of Rev. John Prudden, who was the first reg-
ular pastor of the first regularly organized Pres-
byterian church in America, at Jamaica, Long
Island, in 1672. He was also the third pastor of
the First Presbyterian church at Newark, New
Jersey.

Benjamin Green, a son of Richard and Phebe
(Moore) Green, was born in 1770 and died in
1852. About the close of the Revolutionary war a
little colony of English people made their way to
what is now Easton, Pennsylvania, and Benjamin



HISTORIC HOMES AND INSTITUTIONS.



Green was among the number who in 1793 estab-
lished his home in the village. His sister, Sarah
Green ]\Ioore, had arrived in 1782. Benjamin
Green w^as married to Elizabeth Traill, a daugh-
ter of Robert aiid Elizabeth (Grotz) Traill, who
were married in 1774. The latter was a daughter
of Jacob and Elizabeth (Shaffbuch) Grotz.

In the maternal line the ancestry of Dr. Green
is traced back to Robert Traill, a son of Rev.
Thomas Traill, of Sanda, Orkne}' Islands, ofif
the north coast of Scotland. In 1764 Robert
Traill arrived in Easton. He very soon became
an active citizen, and in the Revolution which
later broke upon the people he took a conspicu-
ous part. On the 21st of December, 1777, he
was elected a member of the committee of ob-
servation of Northampton county, and was im-
mediatelv chosen one of the standing committee
of correspondence and clerk of the same. May
21, 1777, he was elected major of the Fifth Bat-
talion of Northampton county. In 1779 he was
assistant deputv quartermaster general. He was
a member of the assembly, sherifif in 1782, and
clerk of the court. He was a member of the su-
preme executive council of Pennsylvania, and
was appointed associate judge by Governor Miff-
lin in 1796. Sabilla Grant, the mother of Robert
Traill, was the daughter of Rev. Alexander
Grant, of South Ronaldsay.

The ancestry of Dr. Green shows that he is
descended from the Scotch, the English and the
German races, and he who analytically studies
character can find in his life work certain strong
traits of each nationality. In speaking of his
own nativity. Dr. Green said that "he was born
when the beautiful season of flowers was just
opening," and that expression is indicative of one



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