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Magacine; "Some Thoughts on the Necessary
Preliminary Training for the Medical Profes-
sion," 1893; Number 17, Bulletin of the Amer-
ican Academy of Medicine ; "Some Sanitary
Questions," Transactions of the Northampton
County Medical Society ; "Address on Hygiene,"
1896, Transactions of Pennsylvania State Medical
Society ; "American Ancestral Chart of a Branch
of the Family of the Rev. John ;\Ioore of New-
town, Long Island, which settled in Pennsylva-
nia," 1897 : "Records of the Kingwood Monthly
Meeting of Frienils, Hunterdon County, New
Jersey,"' 1900; "Rev. John IMoore of Newtown,
Long Island and Some of the Descendants," 1903.
Dr. ]iIoore married, Julv 30, 1874, Rachel
Philips Flannery, daughter of the Rev. James
Flannery, of Philadelphia. Dr. Moore was a
member of the Reformed (Dutch) church in
America. When the congregation passed over
to the Presbyterian denomination he remained
with it. His affiliations are with the Republican

Ph. D., of Easton, Pennsylvania, clergyman and
educator, was born in Danville, Pennsylvania,
November 18, 1836, son of George Nagle and
Keziah (Chambers) Youngman.

The Youngman family is of German origin,
and the American progenitor was Elias Youngman
born in Germany, August 17, 1738, and died
April 12, 1817. He was the proprietor of Young-
man's Town, now INIifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
His son. Colonel Thomas Youngman, was the
father of four children: i, Hannah, who married
George Lehman ; 2. Catherine, who married a
Mr. Withington ; 3. Amelia: 4. George Nagle

George Nagle Youngman was born i\Iay id)
1804, and died January 13, 1881. He was edu-
cated in the common schools, and on arriving at
manhood engaged for a short time in a mercan -
tile business in Danville, Pennsylvania, after"
which he went to Mifflinburg. He was a man of
excellent character, and exerted a strong influ-
ence in the neighborhood. For many years he
occupied the position of justice of the peace. He
was married, December 31, 1835, to Keziah,
daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Bond (Bar-
ber) Chambers, whose father was born in Cum-
berland county, Pennsylvania, May 8, 1773, a
son of Robert Chambers, a native of Ireland, who-
came to America shortlv before the breaking- out
of the Revolutionary war. He recruited a com-
pany of infantry for the continental service, was
elected to its captaincy, and marched to Boston.
His son Robert also entered the patriot army
shortly before the close of the war.

George Nagle and Keziah ( Chambers)
Youngman were the parents of five children : i.
Robert Barber, to be further written of below ;
2. John, who during the Civil war performed
honorable service as major of the Fifty-first Reg-
iment Pennsylvania A'olunteers ; he was after-
wards a banker, and was married, December 16,
1869, to Hannah Jane Grier, of Danville, Penn-
sylvania; he died July 2, 1901 ; 3. Ben-
jamin, born ]\Iarch 9. 1840. who is a
teacher in Clearfield, Pennsylvania ; he was
married, in August, 1874, to ]\Iary Delle Bunt-
ing: 4. Sarah Amelia, born June 23, 1842, who
became the wife of Benjamin F. Harvey, and who
died Alarch 14, 1900; 5. Thomas W., born July
28, 1849, who became a physician and died June
6, 1903. The mother of these children died Janu-
ary 13, 1903,

Robert Barber, eldest son of George Nagle
and Keziah (Chambers) Younginan, received his
preparatory instruction in the schools of Mifflin-
burg, and completed his education at Lafayette
College, from which he was graduated in i860
as valedictorian. He served as a tutor in the
college until 1863, when he was made adjunct
professor of Latin and Greek. After five years'
labor in tliis capacity, he was (in 186S) appointed



Professor of the Greek Language and Literature.
During this time he was also clerk of the faculty.
He received his degree of Doctor of Philosophy
from Princeton L^niversity in 1887. He is a
member of the American Philological Association,
and of the Pennsylvania German Society, and a
charter member of the Gamma Chapter of the
Phi Beta Kappa of Pennsylvania. He studied
theology under the private tutorship of the late
Rev. John Gray, D. D., of Easton ; was made a
licentiate April 20, 1864, by the Second Presby-
tery of Philadelphia, and was ordained January
6, 1874, at AUentown, by the Presbytery of Le-

Mr. Youngman was married, April 18, 1866,
to Miss Catherine S. Opdycke, a daughter of
John and Martha (Patterson) Opdycke. She
died December 9, 1891. There are three chil-
dren : Alice Gray, born April 12, 1869, now the
wife of Professor F. A. March, Jr., of Lafayette
College ; Ethel, born December 9, 1875 ; and Kate
Barber, born January 20, 1879.

CLEMENT STEWART was born Novem-
ber 25, 1842, in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he
is now serving as assistant postmaster. He traces
his ancestry back through John, Thomas and
Robert to Charles Stewart.

His father, John Stewart, was born in Stew-
artsville, New Jersey, September 27, 1796, and
pursued the greater part of his education in the
public schools there. He spent, however, a few
years in a private school in Easton, Pennsylvania,
and after entering upon his business career he or-
ganized a business for the manufacture of wire.
This enterprise was continued under the firm
style of Stewart & Company until his death,
being under his immediate supervision and con-
trol. His religious faith was that of the Pres-
byterian church, and his political belief was that
of the Republican party, and to each he was
most loyal. He married Elizabeth Green, who
was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, June 28, 1800,
a daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Traill)
Green, Ijcth of Easton, and a granddaughter of
Robert Traill, a distinguished officer in the con-
tinental armv. His wife was Elizabeth Grotz,

and her name is mentioned in "Patriotic Women
of Pennsylvania in the Revolution."

Clement Stewart acquired his early education
in the private schools conducted by Dr. Lehman
and the Rev. Dr. McPhail, and also studied with
Professor Edsall Ferrier and Professor R. B.
Youngman, of Lafayette College. He next
matriculated as a member of the sophomore class
of Princeton College in 1862, and was graduated
in 1864.

Following the completion of his collegiate
course, Clement Stewart entered the employ of
the firm of Stewart & Company, wire manufac-
turers, of which his father was the head, and in
a few years, after mastering the business in its
various departments, was made assistant super-
intendent, which position he held until 1892,
when he resigned. He was appointed assistant
postmaster of Easton in 1899, and is now occupy-
ing that position. Mr. Stewart is a Republican
in his political affiliation. He has been a member
of the school board and of the town council of
Easton. At the time of the Civil v^^ar, in 1863,
he enlisted as a private, in Company D, Thirty-
eighth Pennsylvania Regiment, and served for
three months. He was formerly a member of
]\IcKeen Post, G. A. R., in which he served as
adjutant for six years and as officer of the day
for two years. He was also on the staff of the
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the
Republic of the United States for one year, with
the rank of colonel, and he now belongs to Lafay-
ette Post, No. 217, G. A. R. He belongs to the
Sons of the Revolution, the Cliosophic Society of
Princeton College, the Zeta Psi fraternity, the
American Institute of Mining Engineers, Dallas
Lodge, F. and A. M., of Easton, and the i\Ic-
Kinley Club.

Mr. Stewart was married, June 27, 1867, to
Harriet Heist Drinkhouse, a daughter of Samuel
and Maria (Tindall) Drinkhouse. Her father is
a grandson of George Heist, who served as a
private in the Sixth Pennsylvania Battalion in
the Revolutionar\' war, commanded by Colonel
Joseph Heister, of Berks county, Pennsylvania.
This is recorded in the family Bible of George
Heist now in possession of Samuel Drinkhouse, of



Easton. ^Ir. Drinkhouse was born in Reading,
Pennsylvania, April 17, 1804, and died Jan-
nary 24, 1904. He left Reading at the
age of eighteen years with eight hundred
dollars, and started for New York city,
but on his way he stopped for the night in Easton,
Pennsylvania, and was so charmed with the place
that he determined to remain. Immediately he
began the manufacture of hats, which he sold to
the wholesale trade, and while still but a young
man had amassed a considerable fortune. When
General Lafayette visited America in 1824, Mr.
Drinkhouse went with the Easton Rifles, of which
he was a member, to see the honored French-
man. On their way the company stopped to call
on Jerome Bonaparte, who was then living near
the Delaware river, not far from Philadelphia.
This trip the Rifles made in a Durham boat from
Easton to Philadelphia in one day, and each mem-
ber of the company sliook hands with the General.
All were delighted, with his charming inanner.
In his long life Mr. Drinkhouse has met many
■of the noted men of his country, and he describes
their personal appearance and traits of character
with great interest and vividness. From early
life he has been a consistent and faithful mem-
ber of the Lutheran church, and has labored un-
tiringlv to advance its interests. It is the earnest
hope of his children and all who know him that
he may round out his century of life.

His daughter, ^Mrs. Stewart, was educated in
Madame Clement's school, and has always made
her home in Easton. To ^Ir. and Mrs. Stewart
have been born four children : Marie, born May
9, 1868, was married to Bingham Hood Coryell ;
Ralph Tindall. born January 27, 1870, married
Margaret Graham Clark, and is a civil engineer
and contractor; Clarence Dudley, born January
II, 1873, 's also a civil engineer and contractor;
Rodney Long, born January 13, 1881, follows the
same pursuit as his brothers.

ILIES. To the memory of my mother, Eliza-
beth Green, wife of John Stewart. This sketch
•of her ancestry is dedicated by her son, Clement

\\'illiam Green, emigrant ancestor, came to
America from England at the age of twenty-
years. He landed at Philadelphia, but soon left
that city for Long Island. He married Joanna,
daughter of John Reeder, and about 1700 he re-
moved to Ewing township, near Trenton, New
Jersey. Here he purchased three hundred and
forty-five acres of land from Colonel Daniel Coxe,
the deed bearing date of 1712, and on it erected
the first brick house in the township. This house
is still standing, having on the west end the date,
17 1 7, and is now owned and occupied by his
descendent of the fifth generation, Henrv Green.
His qualities were such as to give him distinction,
for he was appointed one of the first judges of
Himterdon county, and from the frequent mention
of his name in public affairs and important busi-
ness transactions, he was evidently a very prom-
inent and useful citizen. He died, as is indicated
by his antique tombstone in the Ewing church-
yard, in 1722.

Richard, son of \\'illiam Green, married Mary
Ely, of Trenton, daughter of George Ely. George
Ely was the son of Joshua Ely, and I give a
copy of the will of Joshua, taken from the records
at Trenton, New Jersey.

"Will of Joshua Ely, of Burlington county,
West New Jersey — Gent. Date, November 6,
1700. Wife of, Rachel Lee. Children: Joshua,
George, John, Hugh, Sarah, Elizabeth, Benja-
min, Ruth. Note : If son George marry Christian,
daughter of Nathaniel Pettit, which I hereby de-
clare is quite contrary to my mind, then he is to
enjoy no share of my estate to be divided as
aforesaid. He, in that case, bequeaths him "20
pounds only."

"Executors : Loving cousin and friend,
Thomas Revell, of Burlington. Wits : William
Biddle, Jr., Christopher Snowden, George Will-
hough. Probated, April ist. 1704, Liber i, folio
21, etc."

Elizabeth Green, daughter of Benjamin
Green, and Elizabeth Traill, married John Stew-
art, son of Thomas Stewart, of near Stewartsville,
New Jersey, and Rachel Devvees, his wife.

Clement Stewart, son of John Stewart and
Elizabeth Green, his wife, married Harriet Heist



Drinkhouse, daughter of Samuel Drinkhouse, and
Maria Tindall, his wife. Their children are :
Marie, wife of Bingham Hood Coryell, of Wil-
liamsport, Pennsylvania ; their children are :
Clement Stewart Coryell and Margaret Bingham

Ralph Tindall Stewart, son of Clement, mar-
ried Margaret Graham Clark.

Clarence Dudley Stewart, son of Clement.

Rodney Long Stewart, son of Clement.

Joshua Ely married (first) of Dun-
ham, England. He married (second) Rachel
Lee, died, by probate of will, 1704. In 1685 came
to America from Dunham, Nottinghamshire,
England. April 20, 1685, bought four hundred
acres where Trenton, New Jersey, now is.

George Ely, born in Dunham, England, 1682,
died at Trenton, New Jersey, 1750; married Jane
Pettit, daughter of Nathaniel Pettit ; bought one
hundred arces of his father's original purchase ;
1746, member of council.

Mary Ely married Richard Green, of Evving,
New Jersey, died 1741. Richard Green (sec-
ond), son of Richard Green and Mary Ely, mar-
ried Phebe Moore, daughter of Nathaniel Moore
and Joanna Pruden.

Benjamin Green, son of Richard Green and
Phebe Moore, married Elizabeth Traill, daughter
of Robert Traill and Elizabeth Grotz.

I shall give all the military records and of-
fices held b}' the ancestors of Elizabeth Green,
also anything of interest that is worth recording,
and that is authenticated bv documentary evi-

The Green familv for generations has been
noted for men of intellect, and for the great num-
ber of college graduates. During the last cen-
tury twenty-six of the Green family were gradu-
ates of Princeton, seven of Lafayette, and sev-
eral of CnlumlDia College, New York. Princeton
has also Ijcen largely endowed b\' two members
of the Green family.

The Greens, being of Quaker origin, did not
take a, very active pnvt in the Revolution, yet
they were all on the siile of the patriots, and
aided the good cause by g(,'nerous gifts of money
and provisions for which the original receipts

are still in existence. When Washington was
about to cross the Delaware he looked about for
several men whose honor and courage he could
rely upon to act as guides for the continental army
from the banks of the Delaware to Trenton. One
of these three was William Green, of Trenton,
New Jersey, an uncle of Elizabeth Green Stew-

One of the most noted men of colonial times
was the Rev. Peter Prudden, who came to Amer-
ica with John Davenport and John Harvard
(from whom Harvard College was named) in
1639. Rev. Peter Prudden afterwards became
one of the founders of the New Hav^n colony, of
which he was prominent as one of the "Seven
Pillars." He died in 1656. In the Memorial
Hall at Hartford, Connecticut, the state selected
three clerical fathers for special honors in a
memorial window. The three were Hooker, Dav-
enport, and Peter Prudden.

Rev. Peter Prudden also founded the fine
ancient town of Milford, Connecticut, near New
Haven, where a memorial tablet was placed to his
memory a few years ago in the wall of the church,
and on a memorial bridge over a beautiful stream
in the town is a stone to his memory in one of the
most prominent parts of the bridge. His son,.
the Rev. John Prudden, was also a noted man
in the church, and was last located at Newark,
New Jersey, where he died. His daughter, Jo-
anna, married Nathaniel Moore, and was there-
fore the great-grandmother of Elizabeth Green.
Captain Samuel Moore, father of Nathaniel, was
born in Connecticut, removed thence to Long
Island in 1662 ; was very prominent both in a
military and civil capacity. He filled many public
offices, and served as a magistrate for a long ser-
ies of years. He was a very prominent figure in
military affairs during the Governor Peter Leis-
ler insurrection. He is on record as a magistrate
or judge.

Captain Samuel Moore also served in the In-
dian wars of the period. Nathaniel, son of Cap-
tain Samuel Moore, came to Ewing township in-
1708. He bought five hundred acres of land
about two miles from Pennington, New Jersey,
on wliich he lived until his death, September 6,,




1759, aged seventy-two years. He married Jo-
anna, daughter of Rev. John Prudden, of New-
ark, New Jersey. He was a man of wealth, held
a high position, and was greatly respected in the
country side.

It should have been stated above that Samuel
Moore was the son of Rev. John Moore and Mar-
garet Howell, his wife. The line of descent of
Rev. John Moore is given in the ]\Ioore family,
and that of Margaret Howell in the history of the
Howell family.

MOORE FAMILY. The family traces di-
rect descent from Sir Thomas De Moore, who
came over from Normandy with William the
Conqueror in 1066, his name being on the list
taken at the port of embarkation (St. Valery),
and also in the list of survivors of the battle of

Rev. John IMoore, of England, was the first
■emigrant of this family to America. He settled
first in New England, then came to Newtown,
Long Island, soon after its settlement in 1652.
He married ^Margaret, daughter of Edward
Howell. They had children, among others Sam-
uel, known as Captain Samuel Moore. This Cap-
tain Samuel Moore was a man of great prom-
inence. He was born in 1645, ^'^'^^ married Mary
Reed. He served many years as a judge or mag-
istrate, and as a member of the committee of
safety. He was a captain of militia, and one of
the body guard of Governor Jacob Leisler in
i6go. Leisler's brief reign as the people's gov-
ernor is a matter of history. He and his son-in-
law were hung, and these two are sometimes
called the "Pro-martyrs of popular liberty in

Captain Samuel Moore and ]\Iary Reed, his
wife, had Nathaniel ]\Ioore, who married Jo-
anna Prudden. They had Phoebe INIoore, who
married Richard Green. They had Benjamin
Green, who married Elizabeth Traill. They had
Elizabeth Stewart, whose son married Harriet
Heist Drinkhouse. They had INIarie, Ralph Tin-
dall. Clarence Dudley, and Rodney Long Stewart.

In this connection it may be mentioned that
■one of the brothers of phebe Moore became presi-

dent of Columbia Colege, New York, and an-
other was the celebrated Bishop ]Moore, of the
Episcopal church, of New York, a man renowned
for his deep learning and his fervent piety.

The wife of the late Hamilton Fish, at one
time secretary of the treasury, was a Miss Moore
of this family. The Countess of Annisley, called
the "Irish beauty,'' was the daughter of the Rev.
JNIoore, of the Irish branch of this family, and the
coat of arms of the Moores of Ireland is identical
with that of this family in America.

In 1839 an uncle of Professor Aloore, of La-
fayette College, visited the Mocres in Ireland, and
upon comparing old family records established
the identity of the ]\Ioores of Ireland with the
family in America, whose history I have given.

HOWELL FAMILY. Edward Howell, of
?ilarsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England, was
the emigrant ancestor of this family in South-
ampton, Long Island.

Edward Howell disposed of several manors
in Bucks county, England, in 1639, among which
was the manor of Westbury, in Marsh Gibbon,
purchased originally by his grandfather, \\'illiam
Howell, in 1536. The old stone manor house is
still standing, though the remains of an old
foundation near it show that some portions of it
have been taken down. It is a full two story, and
is what is called a double house. It is now nearly
covered with ivy.

Edward Howell came with his family to Bos-
ton in 1639. He soon removed to Lynn, Massa-
chusetts, where he had a grant of five hundred
acres of land. During the winter of 1639 and
1640 a new settlement was projected on Long
Island, of which Edward Howell seems to have
been the leader, as the compact or agreement of
terms for founding the plantation is in his hand
writing, as well as the laws adopted by the first
settlers. To the end of his life he was always a
magistrate and member of the colonial assembly
at Hartford. The manner in which his name is
mentioned in the colonial records of New England
and New York points to this conclusion. The
arms of this family, as found on an old family
seal now in the possession of one of his descend-



ants and on several old tombstones of the seven-
teenth century in Southampton, are as follows :
Gules — three towers, triple towered, argent, a
crest is used by some members of this family. Out
of a ducal crown or a rose argent stalked and
leaved, \^ert, between two wings, embossed by
the last. ;\Iotto, "Tynax propositi."

Edward Howell was the son of Henry Howell,
who was the son of the William above mentioned.
Edward Howell, the son of Henry, had first wife,

Frances . They had these children —

Henry, born November 24, 1622; John, born No-
vember 22, 1624: Edward, born 1626; Margery,
born June i, 1628, and Richard, born 1629.

Edward Howell married his second wife,

Eleanor , and by her had two children — •

Arthur and Edmund. Margaret, the eldest
daughter of Edward Howell, Sr., married Rev.
John Moore, of Sonthhold, Long Island. Ed-
ward Howell built in 1648 the house now occu-
pied by William P. Herrick, nearly opposite the
present residence of Captain James M. Herrick,
and as he had purchased three shares in corpora-
tion of the settlement, his shares entitled him to
three thousand acres of land within the limits of
the town.

The original members in England of the pro-
posed settlement in America were eight in num-
ber, and I gave their names — Edward Howell
and family, Daniel Howe, Edmund Farrington,
George Welbe, Henry Walton, Josiah Starbor-
ough. Job Sayre, Edmund Neldham, and Thomas
Sayre. These eight men purchased a vessel large
enough to contain their families and all their
household goods. Articles of agreement were
drawn up and signed, in which were stated the
plans and purposes of the company and their sev-
eral shares proportioned to the amount of money
by each contributed. Before sailing, however,
the vessel was given to Daniel Howe, in consider-
ation of his making three trips annually for two
years for transportation of goods from Lynn to
their respective plantations.

In all the affairs of the colony, Edward
Howell seems to have been the leader, not only
from his great wealth but from his superior ed-

ucation and ability. His services in the colony
were great and seem to have been appreciated,.
as he was chosen to every post of honor in the
gift of the people and the home government.

TRAILL FAMILY. Descent of Robert
Traill, great grandfather of Clement Stewart,
from George Traill of the House of Blebo in Fife,

George Traill, from whom all of the Orkney
Traills trace descent, was a cadet of the house
of Blebo. He emigrated to the Orkney Islands
when quite a young man, going there as a man-
ager of estates with Earl Robert Stewart, or, as
some historians have it, simply as a companion.

Before showing that the first of the Traills of
Orkney was a cadet of the family of Traill, of
Blebo, in Fifeshire, it may not be amiss to glance
at several of the earlier notices of the Traills.
^^'ithout attempting to trace their descent from
the time of William the Conqueror, it is worthy
of note that the name of Traill occurs in the roll
of Battle Abbey. In Anderson's genealogy and
surnames published by William Ritchie, Edin-
burgh, in 1685, he states that Traill is supposed
to have been originally Tyrrell. Again, Forden,
in his "Scottish Chronicles," speaking of Bishop
Walter Traill, of St. Andrews, spells his name
"Walterus Treyl," (he was a cotemporary of the
Bishop, A. D. 1355 to 140O, and in another place
he refers to a Walter Treyl as the unfortunate
man who was unwillingly the cause of the death
of W'illiam Rufus. In Bank's dormant and ex-
tinct baronage we find a William de Traill, wit-
ness to charter in the time of Henry I. Forden
also describes a tournament at Berwick in the
reign of Robert III, where an English champion
named Robert Morley on the first day vanquished
all opponents, but on the morrow, encountering
Sir Thomas Traill, a nephew of Bishop Walter
Traill, was altogether defeated. In Sibbalois's
Fife, and Kinross, Bishop Traill is said to be a son
of the house of Blebo, and in Keith's catalogue of

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