lived at Millville until 1873, when he became a Methodist minister of the New
Jersey Conference; he retired March, 1906; both living at Pitman Grove, N. J.;
they had five children :
Walter Craig Harris, b. Nov. 2Z, 1866; m., Nov. 30, 1887, Vernona Mals-
hury; they had three children:
Walter Carlton Harris, b. Aug. 4, 1890;
Daniel Burt Harris, b. June 21, 1892;
Donald Malsbury Harris, b. May 14, 1894.
Emily Harris, b. March 4, 1868;
Lillie M. Harris, b. Nov. 30, 1870; m., Feb. 26, 1896, J. Wesley Titus, and
have three children :
Parvin Westcott Titus, b. Dec. 26, 1896;
Clifford Harris Titus, b. April 5, 1901 ;
Franklin Wesley Titus, b. Sept. 29, 1906.
Mary R. Harris, b. April 26, 1873; m., .-^pril 22, 1908, Clarence A. Titus, of
Roselle Park, N. J. ;
Paul T. Harris, b. June 11, 1875; m., June 14, 1899, Fanny Kelly; they live
at Pleasantville, N. J., and have one child, Margaret Harris.
Mary Ellen Stathams, b. Dec. 6, 1843; m.. Feb. 7, 1863, David Reed, a glass manu-
facturer, Massilon, O.; their three children d. inf.;
Thomas Stathams, b. May 4, 1846; is unm.;
Harriet Stathams, b. Aug. 20, 1848; d. Sept. 8, 1893; m. James McKinsey; they
live at Millville, N. J. ; they had seven children, those surviving are Herbert^
Nellie and Florence McKinsey;
Anna Stathams, b. April 11, 1855; m., Dec. 25, 1878, Jacob R. Edwards; they live
at Elmer, N. J., and have four children, Bertha, Warren, Rena, and Amos.
Lorenzo Craig, fourth child of James and Lydia, b. July 26, 1821 ; d. Oct. 22, 1826;
Elizabeth Craig, fifth child of James and Lydia, b. Dec. 15, 1823; d. Dec. 5, 1885; m.,
Jan. 13, 1841. Frederick Griffiths, of Millville, N. J., and had ten children; those living
Henry R. GriflSths, of Millville. N. J., m. Rebecca Leek;
Thomas A. Griffiths, of Toledo, O.;
James Frank Griffiths, of 23 S. Florida ave., Atlantic City, N. J.; m. Ida M. Bagin:
they have a dau.. Vera;
Adaline Griffiths, m. Gaudaloupe Wolf; live in Clayton, N. J.
Lydia Craig, b. Oct. 13, 1826; d. Dec. 28, 1884; unm.;
Catharine Craig, b. Jan. 19, 1829; living at Fairton, N. J.; m., Dec. 25, 1845, Harris O.
Samuel C. Elmer, b. Oct. 8, 1846; d. Jan. 31, 1847;
Craig Elmer, b. May 11, 1851; m., May 20, 1873, Hannah H. Hand; no issue.
Samuel Craig, b. May 10, 1831 ; d. Sept. 7, 1856; m., Dec. 31, 1854, Sallie Anderson; no
Mary Craig, b. March 18, 1833; living in Millville, N. J.; m., July 24. 1853, Joseph Miss-
kelley, b. May 6, 1830, d. March 7, 1893; they had issue:
John M. Misskelley, b. Dec. 24, 1854; merchant in Millville, N. J.; m. Bessie J.
Taylor, and has one child, Ida F. Misskelley, b. Aug. 19, i8go;
Clarence Misskelley. b. May 14, 1865; d. Dec. 4, 1867.
Harriet Craig, b. March i, 1835; d. June 5, 1896; m.. May 19, 1852, Francis .\. Doughty,
b. Aug. II, 1830, d. May, 1897; they had five children:
Lydia Craig Doughty, b. Feb. 22, 1853; d. Aug. 14, 1882; m.. Oct. 17, 1872, Lewis
F. Mulford, of Millville; issue:
Ethel Nice Mulford, b. Jan. 4, 1877 ; m. William Weber, of Millville.
Mary Jane Doughty, b. Nov. 27, 1854; d. May 18, 1885: m., Sept. 29, 1881, Dr.
Theodore G. Davis, and had one child :
Clara Davi.s. b. Nov. 21, 1882; d. about 1886.
John Pitman Doughty, b. Aug. 29, 1862; m., Nov. 3. 1886, Mary Hampton; no
Velma Doughty, b. Oct. 19, 1865; d, Aug. 27, 1866;
James Craig Doughty, b. June 17, 1867; m., Jan. 29, 1886, Etta Wallace Boody;
they have three children : Clara, Elsie and Jennie Doughty.
Abigail Craig, b. March 18, 1837; m., March 29, 1857, Lemuel A. Taylor, b. in Woon-
socket, R. I., April 19, 1831, came to N. J., 1855, where he d., Millville, N. J., March
23, 1894; issue:
Herbert Taylor, of Camden, N. J., b. Oct. 29, 1858;
Samuel C. Taylor, b. July 28, i860;
Clarence Taylor, b. June 19, 1871 ; d. July 2, 1898:
Ralph Taylor, b. Jan. 23, 1877; d. inf.
Anna Taylor Craig, was b. Sept. 28, 1839; d., Providence, R. I., June 3, 1875; m.. May
26, 1859, John Rounds; he enlisted in Company B, Twenty-fourth Regiment, New
Jersey Infantry, Aug. 13, 1862, and d. of typhoid fever at a camp near Falmouth, Va.,
Jan. 20, 1863; they had two children:
Cecil Rounds, b. June 30, 1860; d. 1882;
Seward Rounds, b. April 10, 1863; resides in Providence, R. I.
Anna T. (Craig) Rounds m. (second) Henry Rounds, brother of her first husband;
he enlisted, Dec. 28, 1863, in Company G, Sixty-fifth Regiment, New York Volunteers;
discharged July 17, 1865, and d. 1869; they had one child:
George Washington Rounds, b. June 6, 1867; d. 1884.
Ralph Bowie, a native of Scotland, was born about 1750. It is probable that he
was a grandson of Ralph Bowie, of Edinburgh, whose son William was baptized
June 27, 1702, and that he was related to the Bowies who settled on the river Spey,
in Banffshire, early in the seventeenth century, for like this family, he was con-
nected with the fortunes of Lord George Gordon, who in 1780, was imprisoned in
the Tower of London for causing the "No Popery" riots of that time. Ralph
Bowie, who was educated for the law, and was an intimate associate of Lord George
Gordon, was with his friend, David Grant, arrested in 1780, by the Sheriff of
Edinburgh, and searched for letters he was supposed to have received from Lord
George. Bowie positively refused to divulge where tlie papers were secreted,
claiming that though he carried on a correspondence with Lord George Gordon, it
was of a private and personal nature, such only as two friends might conduct, and
contained nothing of a treasonable character. The officers of the law succeeded
better with David Grant, and intimidated him into telling where they could find
the papers. This resulted in the imprisonment of Ralph Bowie for a short time,
and brought forth from him a letter or card to the public, dated October 7, 1780,
which was published in the London Courant and Westminster Chronicle. The
article was a long one, in which he rather boldly affirmed his friendship for Lord
George Gordon, but claimed that there had been no treasonable communications be-
tween them ; severely censured the authorities for his illegal arrest and referred in
a caustic manner to David Grant's weakness in surrendering letters entrusted to
him by a friend for safe-keeping. He signed himself "Ralph Bowie, Secretary
for the Committee of Correspondence for the Protestant Interests." The entire
article bore the stamp of a man of determined character and fearless disposition.
It is thought that the treatment he received at the hands of the authorities so dis-
gusted him that he decided to leave Scotland, and as soon as he regained his liberty,
embarked with his wife and two children, Anna A. and John, who died young, for
America. He arrived in Philadelphia early in 1781, and thence went to York,
Pennsylvania, where he settled and began the practice of law. In 1785 he was
awarded a "diploma," which permitted him to practice before the Supreme Court
of the state.
Ralph Bowie married (second) about 1802, Mary Deborah David, of Philadel-
|)hia, a descendant of an old Huguenot family which emigrated to America after
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. By this marriage there were three children.
He died about 1810, and was buried at York. His widow then returned to Phila-
delphia and resided a number of years with her sister, Mrs. Thomas Latimer. Her
children were reared and educated in the city.
Issue of Ralph and Mar\ Deborah (Dai'id) Boivie:
Catharine, d. in childhood;
Susanna Latimer, d. 1850, at York, Pa.: unm.:
Thomas Latimer, of whom presently.
Thom.\.s Latimer, born at York, Pennsylvania. March 7, 1808, and named for
his uncle-in-law, at the death of his father, removed with his mother to Phila-
(Iclphia. He entered the class of '26, department of arts. University of Pennsyl-
vania, 1823. He was moderator of the Philomathean Society there and vale-
dictorian of his class in graduation ; he obtained his degree of A. B., 1826, and that
of A. M., 1829. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Phila-
delphia until his death, February 15, 1838, aged twenty-nine years. In 1836, he
married Catharine Helen, born 1814, daughter of Richard Ashhurst, for fifty years
a leading merchant of Philadelphia, though born in England, by bis wife, Elizabeth
Croto, widow of Capt. Hughes. Her brother, John Ashhurst was a classmate of
Thomas L. Bowie, at University of Pennsylvania.
Issue of Thomas L. and Catharine Helen (Ashhurst) Bozi'tc:
Richard Ashhurst. b., Phila., Dec. 8, 1836; of whom presently.
Ricn.\Ri) Ashhurst, born in Philadelphia, December 8, 1836. He entered the
class of "55, department of arts. University of Pennsylvania, second term of sopho-
more year, 1853 ; was a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity ; obtained degree of
A. B., 1855, and of A. M., 1858. He was admitted to the practice of law in Phila-
A hard student, and devoted to classical and numismatics, he gathered around
him a large and select library, and was noted for his scholarly attainments. In
1862 R. Ashhurst Bowie married Louisa, youngest daughter of Hon. Richard
Henry Bayard, of Delaware, by his wife, Mary Sophia Carroll. The Bayard
family has for generations been conspicuous in American history. Nicholas Bay-
ard, the first ancestor who came to America, was the son of an Amsterdam mer-
chant, though of French Huguenot extraction. He was a nephew of Gov. Stuyve-
sant, of New York, and was Secretary of the Province of New York, 1672, and
Mayor of New York City, 1685. His grandson. Col. John Bayard, was a member
of the Provincial Council (New York), 1774, Colonel of the Second Continental
Regiment, 1775; Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly, at Philadelphia, 1777;
and member of Continental Congress, 1785.
His son, James Ashton Bayard, married Anne, daughter of Gov. and United States
Senator, Richard Bassett, of Delaware, settled in Wilmington, in that state, and
was elected United States Senator, 1804. serving until 1813 ; declined the mission
to France, as well as the one to Russia, and was one of the United States Com-
missioners who negotiated the Treaty of Ghent, 1814. Two of his sons were
United States Senators from Delaware, James Ashton Bayard, Jr., in the Senate,
1851-64, and 1867 (father of another United States Senator, Thomas F. Bayard,
who was also Ambassador to England), and Richard Henry Bayard, who was
first of the two brothers to enter the Senate. The latter was born in Wilmington,
Delaware, 1796: graduated (A. B.), at Princeton, 1814, practiced law, served as
United States Senator, 1836-37, and 1841-45, was Charge d'Afifaires, in Belgium,
1850-53, and died in Philadelphia, March 4, 1868. His wife, Mary Sophia, was
daughter of Charles Carroll, by his wife, Harriet Chew; and granddaughter of
Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, the celebrated Maryland signer of the Declaration
of Independence ; and of Benjamin Chew, Provincial Councillor of Pennsylvania.
Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, was son of Charles Carroll, Jr., and Elizabeth, a
daughter of Clement Brooke, of Prince George's county, Maryland, by his wife,
Jane Sewell. Clement Brooke was the son of Maj. Thomas Brooke, of Brooke-
field. Prince George's county, Maryland, and his wife, Eleanor Hatton. Maj.
Brooke, who died 1776, was the son of Hon. Robert Brooke, by his first wife, Mary
Baker. Robert Brooke was the immigrant ancestor of the distinguished Maryland
family, bearing his name, and one of the Deputy Governors of the Province in
R. Ashhurst Bowie died m Philadelphia, February 16, 1887, surviving his wife.
She having died August 14, 1883.
RiCH.'KRD Henry Bayard Bowie, son of R. Ashhurst and Louisa (Bayard)
Bowie, was born in Philadelphia, August 29, 1868. In 1884 he entered the college
department of University of Pennsylvania, class of '88; received degree of A. B.,
1888, and entered the law department of the university, receiving the degree of
LL. B. there, 1891. He is the fourth of his family, who. in direct descent, have
been members of the Pennsylvania Bar, and the third in descent to graduate from
the University of Pennsylvania, both his father and grandfather being graduates
of that institution. He is now living at 1710 Walnut street, Philadelphia; is a
member of the Philadelphia, Racquet, St. Anthony and Country clubs, and of the
State in Schuylkill. On November 25, 1890, he married Mira Amy, daughter of
William Henry and Kate Potter, of New York City. They have issue :
Louisa Bayard Bowie, b. Feb. 9, 1892:
Katharine Ashurst Bowie, b. Dec. 19, 1896;
R. H. B. Bowie, Jr.. b. Jan. 25, iSgS.
The ancestors of Alexander Patterson Brown, of Philadelphia, were sturdy
Scotch-Irish stock, representatives of which poured into Pennsylania in great
numbers between 1710 and 1760, from their temporary refuge in the north of
Ireland, whither they had been driven in the "Killing Times" of James II. The
Browns were Presbyterian Covenanters in Scotland, and persisted in the holding
of their "conventicles." which Graham of Claverhouse, later Earl of Dundee, was
commissioned by James II, to break up. The killing of John Brown in cold
blood, April 30, 1685, by Claverhouse's troopers, and the drowning of the women
martyrs tied to a stake on the shore of the Bay of Luce, are well known historic
incidents of the persecution waged by Dundee for the extermination of the
Covenanters of Scotland. Four years later, July 29, 1689, Claverhouse met his
fate in the Pass of Kkiecrankie.
John Brown, the martyr, and Isabella Weir, his wife, were both born in the
parish of Muirkirk, Ayreshire, Scotland. After his murder his family, with
many others, fled for safety to county Armagh, Ireland, where in the old grave-
yard at Loughilly, are buried several generations of his descendants.
William Brown, grandson of John the Martyr, was born in Ayrshire, Scot-
land, 1685, and died in county Armagh, Ireland, 1761. He married Janet Weir,
born in Scotland. 1680. died in Armagh. 1768.
John Brown, grandfather of Alexander Patterson Brown, of Philadelphia,
bom 1760, came to America, and in 1820 located near Cambridge, in Guernsey
county, Ohio, where he died 1825; his wife Isabella, born 1768, died there 1835.
WiLLi.\M Brown, son of John and Isabella, born 1803, accompanied his parents
to Guernsey county, Ohio, 1820. but not being pleased with life, and the prospects
of material success in that then primitive wilderness, in the following year, made
his way on foot, back to Philadelphia. He engaged in the mercantile business,
for a time carrying his goods to points in Pennsylvania, where highways, rail-
roads and other public improvements were being made, and finding ready sale for
them among the surplus population composed of the workmen on these improve-
ments, and the new settlers attracted to the improved localities. Having an abid-
ing faith in the growth and commercial importance of Philadelphia, he invested
his earnings in what was then suburban real estate, his first purchase being a lot
at Seventeenth and Locust streets still owned by his family, and where he died
July 18, 1887. The appreciation in the value of his real estate holdings, increased
from time, added to the ordinary accumulations of a life of business activity,
made him a comparatively rich man.
William Brown was an active member of the Anti-slavery Society of Phila-
delphia, and signed the contract for the erection of Pennsylvania Hall, erected
1835, for holding meetings in the interest of the slave, and burned down when
barely completed by a frenzied mob. incited to it by the slave-holding interests.
William Brown married Jane, born 1807. died 1871. daughter of Alexander
Patterson, born at Poyntz-Pas. county Armagh. Ireland. 1762. and died in Phila-
delphia 1825 ; by his wife, Mary Jamison, born 1777. died 1842.
BROW A' 1705
Robert Patterson was the owner of extensive mills on the manor of Acton,
Fyntz-Pas, county Armagh, Ireland, which he sold, 1815, to Col. Charles Maxwell
Close, and emigrated to America, and in the following year settled in Philadelphia,
where he resided until his death, 1825. His son, Rev. David Jameson Patterson,
D. D., born in Pyntz-Pas, county Armagh, Ireland, October 9, 181 1, entered Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, 1831, and received degree of A. M., 1835; was an in-
structor in the Academic Department of that institution until 1846. He studied for
the clergy and was many years pastor of a Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn,
where he died, 1902.
Alexander Patterson Brown, son of William and Jane (Patterson) Brown,
born in Philadelphia, June 3, 1839, was educated in the schools of Philadelphia,
finishing by a special course of study at the Central High School, under the prin-
cipalship of Prof. John S. Hart. In February, 1859, he entered the boot and shoe
factory of H. Barrett & Company, became proficient in the manufacture of
leather goods, and later became a travelling salesman in the west for his firm and
built up a large trade. In 1870 he organized a firm with his brother Clement M.
Brown as partner. Mr. Brown was appointed by the Board of Finance of the
Centennial Exposition of 1876, to collect funds to erect an exhibition building on
the Exposition grounds in Fairmount Park, where the manufacture of shoes and
other leather goods was illustrated, and it was largely due to that enterprise that
the exportation of American shoes was largely increased, and has since kept pace
with the indefinite e.xpansion of a trade which, in money value, is only second to
that of agriculture, in the United States.
Mr. Brown also collected the funds for the expenses of the great international
regatta, on the Schuylkill, 1876, in which several crews from Europe and Canada
Alexander P. Brown has been an extensive foreign traveller ; few men have
travelled through as many countries of the world, and made so close a study of
the different conditions, nationalities and governments of men. His faith in our
republican system and institutions is abiding, and he believes that ours is the most
perfect and enduring system for the government of man. He has many friends
at home and abroad. He is a life member of the Pennsylvania Hospital, of the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; a member of the Young Men's Christian
Association ; the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a great
number of other associations.
A few of Philadelphia's oldest and best families were of distinguished New
England ancestr}', their forbears taking part in founding Boston and Newport —
the cradle of New England civilization. This desirable element brought into
Philadelphia's commercial life the iron purpose and lofty integrity of Puritan
ethics, and with these sturdy traits the heritage of gentle blood and social ideals
of some of the most ancient and cultured families of Europe.
Jacob Harman, merchant, and his wife, Sarah Stephens, of Newport, were
types of this class. Sarah Stephens Harman was a lineal descendant of the most
prominent New England families — the Coggeshalls, the Hutchisons, and the
Bulls, who furnished Colonial Governors for Rhode Island, and filled positions of
highest trust and responsibility in the Colony of Massachusetts. This New-
England stock was strengthened by the marriage of Sarah, daughter of Jacob
Harman, to Steward Brown, Esq., who belonged to the family of international
bankers, Brown Brothers, with banking institutions in Liverpool, New York.
Baltimore and Philadelphia, making them known in all parts of the civilized
world for financial solidity and commercial integrity.
Steward Brown's nephew. Sir William Brown, represented with honor Liver-
pool's interests in Parliament. His princely benefactions to that city in the shape
of a library and museum so commended his philanthrop)' and public spirit to the
Crown that he was made a Baronet. Other members of the Brown family con-
tributed largely to the financial development of great industrial enterprises and
civic betterment in leading .American cities.
By reason of their social standing, the union of Steward Brown and Sarah
Harman was one of notable interest, being one of the few Colonial events finding
a permanent record in the pages of Burke's Peerage, where it is given with the
family history of Sir William Brown, Bart.
The liarman line of descent is an interesting one. Sarah Stephens Harman
was daughter of William Stephens and Ann Bull, of Newport. The latter, born
1723 in Newport, was daughter of Hon. Henry Bull and Phoebe Coggeshall, his
wife. Henry Bull, born November 23. 1681, was Attorney General 1721. Speaker
of the House 1728, first Chief Justice 1749. and also Deputy Governor of Rhode
Island. His great-grandfather, Jireh Bull, born 1638, was Captain in the Indian
Colonial wars, serving with great distinction. The father of Jireh Bull was Henry
Bull, Colonial Governor of Rhode Island in 1685-86 and 1690; founder of the
Historic Charter Colonies. Portsmouth, 1638. and Newport, 1639. He was an
Original Proprietor of Rhode Island, and it was he w-ho at the most critical hour
for Colonial Liberty at the close of the darkest days in the history of New
England, opposed James I, when he, through the tyrant, .-Vndros, sought to crush
at one blow the spirit of liberty by abrogating the Charter, depriving them not
only of political and religious privileges but also the right to hold individual titles
to property, claiming such were vested as the personal property of the Stuart
Kings, and could be disposed of at their pleasure. When King James fled from
England before the advance of William of Orange, the Revolution in England
was followed by an uprising in the Colonies, and Andros fled. Bancroft, s]5eaking
of this Colonial crisis, remarks, — "yMl eyes turned to the Antinomian, the more
than octc^enarian, Henry Bull, and in February, 1690, that fearless Quaker, true
to the light within, employed the last glimmering of life to restore the democratic
charier to Rhode Island." The royal charter thus preserved by Henry Bull had
been secured from Charles II. through the efforts of Roger \\'illiams, Clark,
Coggeshall and Hutchison ; the last two also were ancestors of Sarah Stephens
Harman. It was Bull and Coggeshall who stood up against the tyrannical meas-
ures of King James and held the first popular assembly within four )ears. The
charter so secured and preserved, established civil government for the first time in
the world on the doctrine of liberty of conscience, making it the highest court of
appeal and the cornerstone of popular rights. This valuable legacy is justly
regarded the Ark of Liberty, being the oldest constitutional charter in the world,
and so liberal and just in its provisions that it was not even changed by the
upheaval of the American Revolution, but remained in force until i8.|2. It gave
the first formal separation of Church from State in the history of the world, and
in preserving this priceless legacy to civilization, Henry Bull crowned his long
public career with lasting usefulness and honor.
Other ancestors of the Harnian family on the maternal side of the grand-
parents of Phoebe Coggeshall rendered notable service to Colonial development.
John Coggeshall. great-grandfather of Phoebe Coggeshall, was one of the strong
characters in the early history of Massachusetts. When he came to Boston, 1632,
he brought with him not only property and social culture, but high moral ideals,
which left a deep impress upon Colonial times. Coggeshall was born 1599 in
Hadrington Castle, Esse.x, England. His mother. Lady Ann Coggeshall, belonged
to an ancient family tracing itself back to Norman origin. Ralph de Coggeshall,
Crusader and Latin Historian of England, and "The Seige of Jerusalem," belonged
to this old feudal stock. The Coggeshalls owned large estates at Essex and Suf-
folk, including the two famous manors, Coddam Hall and Little Coggeshall in the
vicinity of Coggeshall-on-the-BIack-Waters. John Coggeshall, from his arrival in
.\merica, figured prominently in Colonial life, being engaged in religious activities
with John Elliott, apostle of the Indians, and Matthew Cotton, most noted of Colo-
nial divines, and serving as deacon of the first Boston church. He was thus a
founder of Boston and took a leading part in all its affairs. The oldest existing
record of Boston gives the interesting fact that John Winthrop, John Coggeshall,
Coddington, and Capt. Pierce and five others, were chosen as first Selectmen,
"who were to manage the affairs of ye towne." This record bears date "1634,
monthe 7, daye i." He was also chosen to represent Boston seven different times