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xi. EVA QUIGLEY, b. Jan. 2, 1853, d. May 26, 1867.

XII. George Washington Quigley* (James Quigley^,
Robert Quigley^ James Quigley^) fourth child of James
Quigley and Grizelda McKinney Quigley, was born Novem-
ber I2 1802 near Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Penna
died September 27, 1851 at Harts Grove, Ohio; married


September 20, 1S32 at Warren, Ohio, Elizabeth Parvin,
born June 22, 181 2, died June 19, 1889.

When eight years of age he remo-ved with his parents to
Warren, where he lived until his marriage, after which he
took his wife to Morg'an township, Ashtabula Co., Ohio.
In 1846 they went to Harts Grove, and lived there until
death. They v.-ere intelligent, upright citizens, respected
and admired for their many sterling qualities, thoroughly
worthy of the confidence reposed in them. Affectionate in
•family life, beloved by friends and neighbors, they are still
borne in remembrance by many vv^ho cherished their friend-
ship. They united v/ith the Pres;iyterian church of Morgan
township, which was removed to Rock Creek village, and is
now the Congregational church. They are buried in the
old graveyard at that place.

Issue :

i. JAME'3 HARRIS QUIGLEY, b. Aug. 9, 1833; m. Nov. 12,
1861, Elizabeth MicKinney. reside at Harts Grove,
To .James Harris Quigley and Elizabeth McKinney
Quigley were born four children:

i. GILBERT QUIGLEY, b. Mar., 1863; m., 1891,
Nellie Hubbard who d. in 1893, leaving one son,
George Washington Quigley, b. 1893. Gilbert
Quigley married secondly, 1895, Anna Smith.
To Gilbert Quigley and Anna Smith Quigley were
born two children:

i. EDEN QUIGLEY, b. 1897.
ii. MILDRED QUIGLEY, b. 1900.
ii. CLAYTON QUIGLEY, b. Aug. 1865.
iii. VERNON QUIGLEY, b. 1869, d. 1872.
iv. LUELLA QUIGLEY, b. 1872, d. 1881.
ii. NANCY QUIGLEY, b. Dec. 27, 183o; m. May 5, 1858,
William H. VanPelt, reside at Great Bend, Kan.
To William H. VanPelt and Nancy Quigley VanPelt
were born three children:

i. GEORGE QUIGLEY VAN PELT, b. May '5, 1859;
m. Jan., 1883, Ida Griswold.
To George Quigley Van Pelt and Ida Griswold
Van Pelt were born two children:

ii. LOUIS EDWIN VAN PELT, b. 1888.
ii. JOHN EDWIN VAN PELT, b. Mar. 1868.
iii. WILLIAM HENRY VAN PELT, b. Jan. 1875.
iii. MARY GRAZILDA QUIGLEY, b. Mar. 1, 1838; m. Apr.
9, 1864, Erlend Morgan, reside at Harts Grove, Ohio.


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To Erlend Morgan and Mary Grazilda Quigley Morgan
were born four children:

i. CLARANCE LEE MORGAN, b. July 24, 1865.
ii. WILLARD PARVIN MORGAN, b. Nov. 22, 1869.
iii. CLARA MORGAN, b. Sept. 27, 1871; d. Sept. 15,
1902; m. Apr. 17. 1896, Raymond Gordon.
To Raymond Gordon and Clara Morgan Gordon
was born one child:

12, 1897.
iv. EDITH MARY MORGAN, b. July 26, 1877.
iv. ELIZABETH QUIGLEY, b. Dec. 27, 1839.
V. Son, b. Sept. 18, 1850, d. Oct. 4, 1850.

XIII. Eleanor Quigley^ (James Quigley^, Robert Quig-
ley-, James Onigley^) was born in 1809 near Shippensburg,
Cumberland Co., Penna., and was the seventh and youngest
child of James Quigley and Grizelda McKinney Quigley,
died February 17, 1875 at Warren, Ohio; married Septem-
ber ID, 1834 Daniel Gilbert born 1795 at New London,
Conn., died October 15, 1859 at Warren, Ohio.

At the age of three yeaxs, she removed with her parents
to Warren, and there met and married Daniel Gilbert. She
was a bright, fascinating woman, who made her home a
center of attraction for her family and friends. She was an
amiable, consecrated christian worker in the Presbyterian
Church, eager to help others, devoted in her attachments, a
housewife of exquisite taste and neatness, systematic in the
management of her domestic affairs, thoroughly capable to
direct, competent to advise, and was beloved by all with
whom she was associated. Her intelligent conversational
power and her keen grasp of situations and amusing epi-
sodes, made her the happy possessor of a contented and
pleasing disposition, and she spent her life in a state of
peaceful tranquility.

When a young man, her husband went to the Western
Reserve. He was a man of dignified bearing, had a sense
of humor which showed not only in his conversation but in
a merry tv/inkle in his eyes; In early life he was a mer-
chant. l3ut in later years, retired to his farm just outside the
city limits of Warren. He and his wife are buried at

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i. SARAH JANE GILBERT, b. June 15, 1835, at Warren,
Ohio, d. Feb. 2, 1861, at Warren, Ohio; m. Oct. 7,


1858, Henry Adams, b. Apr. 29, 1835, at Warren, Ohio,
was engaged in the banking business, d. Feb. 20, 1863,
while in the army at Murfreesboro, Tenn.
To Henry Adams and Sarah Jane Gilbert Adams was
iborn one child:

i. LUCY M. ADAMS, b. Sept. 9, 1860, lived at War-
ren, Ohio, until after her marriage, Apr. 7, 1881,
to Henry M. Richards, when they removed to
New York City and resided for a number of
years, after which they returned to Warren,
Ohio, where she died. Her husband resides
at Spokane, Wash.
To Henry M. Richards and Lucy M. Adams
Richards were born two children:
i. HARRY M. RICHARDS, b. Feb. 22, 1882,

resides at Spokane, Wash,
ii. SETH RICHARDS, b. Jan, 1, 1884, re-
sides at Spokane, Wash.
ii. DANIEL GILBERT, b. Apr. 12, 1837, at Warren, Ohio,

d. Apr. 12, 1854, at Warren, Ohio,
iii. MARY ELIZA GILBERT, b. Sept. 26, 1840, at Warren,

Ohio, d. Dec. 5, 1859, at Warren, Ohio,
iv. ELLEN GILBERT, b. July 24, 1843, at Warren, Ohio;
m. June 28, 1871, Charles King Delin,b. Apr. 2, 1844,
at Howland, Trumbull Co., Ohio, educated at Warren,
Ohio, and Pittsburg, Penna., lived at Warren after
his marriage, where he was a prominent and influ-
ential merchant for a number of years, and d. May 7,
To Charles King Delin and Ellen Gilbert Delin were
born two chiMren:
i. MARY ELEANOR DELIN, b. Feb. 13, 1873; m.

May 2, 1900, John Hulin Nelson.
ii. JENNIE GILBERT DELIN, b. Nov. 19, 1874.
V. BISHOP C. GILBERT, b. Mar. 10, 1846, d. Oct. 20, 1868.

XIV. Richard Rodgers^ (Jennet Quigley Rodgers^,
Robert Quigley^, James Quigley^,) was born November 13,
1799 in Hopewell township, Cumberland Co., Penna., be-
tween Quigley's Bridge and Newburg, died August 15,
1871 at Springfield, Ohio; married July 30, 1844 Alice
Greene of Newton, Sussex Co., N. J., born December 9,
181 5, died November 21, 1886 at Scranton, Penna.

He with his brothers and sisters lived for two years after
the death of their father, on the Rodgers farm, where mem-
bers of the family lived for two generations. In 1833 they
removed to Springfield, where they resided until death.
They were identified with the Presbyterian church. After
some years the congregation increased to such an extent,
that it was necessary to make a division. The original was


known as the First Church, and the mission to which the
Rodgers family were charter members, and were instrumen-
tal m organizing and sustaining was called the Second
Church, with which their descendants have been connected.
Richard Rodgers had extensive lime kilns and stone quar-
ries at Si:>ririgfield and was postmaster there for four years.
He was an ambitious, enterprising citizen. His highly
cultured abilities, mental, physical and moral, found abund-
ant opportunity for useful service in the city to which he
devoted his energies in his business career. His unpreju-
diced opinions, his scrupulous integrity, and unbounded
interest in the development of the commercial status of his
state, rendered his terms of office, acceptable to the citizens
and agreeable to him. To every worthy cause, to every
charitable institution, he gave his assistance, mentally and
financially, and aided all movements for purity in civil
affairs. He favored no law which did not promote good.
His life was a series of generous benefactions to all with
whom he was associated in business, political and social
relations. When Springfield was in its infancy, and dur-
ing its growth, he was untiring in his endeavors to further
its resources, and he lived to see it become a flourishing city.
He was well known, and his memory is cherished by many
friends, to whom he was steadfast and loyal in his devotion,
whose friendship was of priceless value. He still lives in
their hearts. His wife was twice married. She married
secondly September i6, 1874 James Blair of Scranton, and
had no children by this marriage.

During her life in Springfield, she was actively engaged in
church work. She was a member of the Second Presby-
terian Church, and was President and Treasurer of the.
Ladies Aid Society during the Civil War. As a member
of the First Presbyterian Church of Scranton, she rendered
efficient service. She was President and one of the Board
of Managers of the Home for the Friendless, until her
health failed and she was obliged to resign. She was uni-
versally esteemed and admired, interested and capable in all
lines of charities, giving largely to the poor and suffering.
She raised many to higher and better things. Bright and
sympathetic, she smoothed many of the rough places for
those around her.



i. JAMES' DENNY RODGERS, h. Dec. 20, 1846, d. Apr. 11,

ii. GEORGE GREENE RODGERS, b. Aug. 9, 1848; m. Apr.
24, 1884, Sarah Bacon, b. May 26, 1856, a direct de-
scendant of Elder William' Brewster. He was edu-
cated at Hartsville, Penna., was for many years a
partner in the manufacturing business in Springfiell,
Ohio, and is now proprietor and manager of his ex-
tensive establishment, a member of the Third Presby-
terian church.
To George Greene Rodgers and Sarah Bacon Rodgers
were born two children:
i. ALICE RODGERS,b. Jan. 25, 1885.
ii. LOUISE RODGERS, b. July 26, 1886.
iii. RACHEL ELLEN RODGERS, b. July 18, 1852, d. Apr. 5,

XV. Maiy Rodgers'* (Jennet Quigley Rodgers'^, Robert
Qr°g"ley^, James Quigley^) was born August 2, i8oi in
Hopewell township, Cumberland Co., Penna., between Quig-
ley's Bridge and Newburg, died August lo, 1878 at Spring-
field, Ohio; married April i, 1823 Isaac Ward, born October
2, 1796 near Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio, died April 3,
1863 at Springfield, Ohio. His parents William Ward and
Polly Harrison. Ward were married in Pennsylvania, Octo-
ber 31, 1793, removed to Ohio soon after, settled near
Portsmouth, where Isaac Ward their second son was born.
His father was drowned while crossing the Ohio river in a
small boat, and his uncle, John Harrison, went from
Dauphin Co., Penna., to his sister, and took her family on
the backs of two horses to Pennsylvania with him. Isaac
Ward settled near Newburg, in the immediate vicinity of the
Rodgers homestead, married, and engaged in the Woolen
Manufacturing business. His health became impaired and
after his removal with his wife, child, and the Rodgers
family to Springfield, Ohio, in 1833, he was not actively
identified with any business affairs, although he made invest-
ments in land, owned a farm, and opened the stone quarry,
which his grandson Isaac Ward Frey now owns. His old
home farm has been for many years within the corporate
limits of the city, a part of its enterprising development.
He was Oif the highest type of character, both as a citizen
and a christian gentleman. He wrote a beautiful hand, and
made a study of the Bible, was well versed in its truths, and
noted many comments on paper, expressive of his thoughts.


He was self educated, and his good judgment and counsel
were relied upon by business friends throughoiut his life. He
was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church, and his house
was an abiding place for all visiting ministers, who were
given all the comforts of home.

He and his wife united by certificate from the Middle
Spring Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania with the First
Presbyterian Church at Springfield, and with the rapid
growth in members and demands for a larger house of wor-
ship or another organization composed of a number of the
First Church adherents, were among the charter members of
the Second Church, which soon increased in size and became
as prosperous and well established as its parent. Mary
Rodgers Ward and her husband were consecrated to christ-
ian work. For many years she was actively engaged in the
Sunday School, and had charge of the infant department, to
which she devoted her time and energy. She was bright
and attractive to children, and her labor was more than com-
pensated by their faithful attendance, growth in knov/ledg-e,
and affection for her. She was a leader in church move-
ments. No effort was too great nor discouragement too
strong to quench her interest in all that pertained to the
furtherance of the cause which engrossed her mind, and in
which she had abundant success.

In social life, she was beloved, and in her home she was
lavish in her hospitable entertainments. No one left her
presence without deriving benefit from her sunny nature.
She possessed a genial cordiality of manner, and a warm
hearted pversonality, which interested and charmed those
with whom she was associated. Her generosity and kind-
ness knew no bounds. Those in distress and grief unburd-
ened their sorrows, those in need, received bountiful assist-
ance. Sympathetic and gentle with those whom fortune
did not favor, she had a retinue of friends, on whom she
bestowed loving charities. She had a finely equipped mind,
unbiased and fully developed.

Firm in her conviction of right and wrong, she chose the
path of the just, and her example was an incentive to
renewed effort and zeal on the part of many who otherwise
may have faltered.

The magnetism of her presence was felt by the sick and


the dying, to whom her ministries were tender and helpfuL
Those whoi icnew her best, loved her most. She was a true,
noble woman in every sense of the word and from every

She lived to the age of seventy seven years, forty five of
which were spent at Springfield, Ohio.

She had one daughter, to v/hom she gave the name of her
mother Jane Quigley, which has descended throughout all.
branches of the Quigley family.


JANE QUIGLEY WARD h. Oct. 15, 1831 in Hopewell
township, Cumberland' Co., Penna., d. A_pr. 12, 1881
at Springfield, Ohio; m. July 8, 1851 George Henry
Frey, b. Dec. 19, 1825 at Philadelphia, N. Y., son of
Samuel C. Frey and Susan Calhoun Frey; Ke re-
ceived his early •education at Brockville, Ontario. He
read law at Canton, Ohio, and was admitted to the
bar in 1847, locating at Springfield where he prac-
ticed law and later was connected' with the develop-
ment of telegraphy, elected President of the Cincin-
nati and Sandusky Telegraph Company in 1852, and
»o continued until 1859, when the company was ab-
sorbed by the Western Union Telegraph Company.
In 1854 he became one of the owners of "The Spring-
field Republic" a local Republican newspaper, and
wias one of its editors and chief proprietors until 1861,.
Vtrhen he became interested and engaged in the quar-
rying of stone and the manufacturing of lime, which
business he followed until his retirement In 1889. He
served in the Civil War. In 1856 he was appointed
one of the delegates to the convention of February
the twenty-second, at Pittsburg, for the purpose of
organizing the Republican party. He was also a dele-
gate to the first Republican National Convention,
which was held at Philadelphia June the nineteenth of
the same year. Since that time he has been active and
influential in affairs political and local, and even at an
advanced age is interested in all that pertains to the
growth of the city of Springfield, and maintains his
place in the hearts of the people, to whom he haa^
been a sincere helper. In church relations he and his,
wife were Presbyterian, she having been baptized by
Rev. John Moody D. D., pastor of the Middle Spring-
Presbyterian church, in Cumberland Co., Penna., and
united with the First Church and later with the
Second Church at Springfield. She labored zealously
in christian work, and to all charitable institutions
and objects she gave generously, and aided and en-
couraged all such by her active interest. She was
domestic In her tendencies, a devoted wife and
mother, making her home and family, her first thought


and care, leaving nothing undone that would contrib-
ute to their pleasure or comfort. She entertained
hospitably and her friends were devoted to her. She
was a consecrated christian, a helpful companion.
Her heart was full of tender love for those around her.
Her manner was graceful and unassuming as it
was dignified and gracious. With a life wholly given
to kindness, she died at the age of fifty years, leaving
a precious memory to those she loved.
To George Henry Frey and Jane Quigley Ward Frey
were born twelve children:
i. ISAAC WARD FREY, b. Nov. 22, 1852; m. Oct. 6, 1874,
Anna M. Wilson, b. July 7, 1855, at Cadiz, Ohio, only
daughter of William W. Wilson and Nancy Wilson.
His early education was received in Springfield, Ohio,
and completed at a military academy in Massachu-
setts. He is a Presbyterian, a Republican in politics,
interested in real estate, manufacturing, and other
enterprises, and resides at Springfield, Ohio.
To Isaac Ward Frey and Anna M. Wilson Frey was born
one child:

i. HELEN WILSON FREY, b. Sept. 28, 1889.
ii. SAMUEL HOWARD FREY, b. Sept. 30, 1854, d. May 20,

iii. GEORGE HARRISON FREY, b. Aug. 27, 1856; m. June
18, 1885, Belle Mast. b. July 4, 1862, at Keokuk, Iowa,
adopted daughter of Phineas P. Mast, the prominent
manufacturer of Springfield, Ohio, and one of three
sisters, of whom Elizabeth m. Francis B. Loomis, as-
sistant secretary of state in the Roosevelt adminis-
tration, and Florence, the youngest, m. Charles Kil-
gore Rodgers, son of Richard Henry Rodgers, of
Springfield. George Harrison Frey attended Witten-
berg College at Springfield and Wooster University.
He has been variously engaged in banks, stone quar-
ries and other industries, and is largely interested in
the promotion of electric railway enterprises, resides
at S'pringfield, Ohio.
To George Harrison Frey and Belle Mast Frey were
born three children, all of whom reside at Springfield,

i. HARRISON MAST FREY, b. Oct. 20 1886.
ii. JOHN HOWARD FREY, b. Feb. 7, 1891.
iii. PHILIP ROOKEL FREY, b. Mar. 12, 1893.
iv. MARY RODGERS FREY, b. Nov. 2, 1858, d. June 22.

V. FREDERICK HAMILTON FREY, b. Sept. 30, 1860, d.
Feb. 21, 1895, in North Carolina; m. Nov. 9, 1892,
Jennie Ward, daughter of an Englishman, who re-
sided at Bellefontaine, Ohio, where his widow lives
at this date.

To Frederick Hamilton Frey and Jennie Ward Frey waa
born one son, who resides with his mother,
i. FREDERICK WARD FREY, b. June 6, 1894.


vi. ALBERT CALHOUN FREY, b. June 14, 1863, resides at

Springfield, Ohio.
Yii. ROBERT RODGERS FREY, twin of Andrew, b. Jan. 27,
1866; m. Jan. 12, 1888, Bertha Williamson, b. at Mid-
dletown, Ohio. He is general manager and assistant
treasurer of the Racine-Sattley Manufacturing Com-
pany at Springfield, 111., where he resides.
To Robert Rodgers Frey and Bertha Williamson Frey
were born two children:
i. ROBERT RODGERS FREY, b. Dec. 21, 1888.
ii. JANET LOUISE FREY, b. Aug. 3, 1893.
viii. ANDREW BARJIKN FREY, twin of Robert, b. Jan. 27,
1866, d. Apr. 29, 1881.
ix. SUSAN HOWARD FREY, twin of Richard, b. May 24,
1868; m. Mar. 3, 1893, Samuel P. Molenaer, who died
June 18, 190O, at Philadelphia, Penna.
To Samuel P. Molenaer and Susan Howard Frey Mole-
naer was bom one daughter:

i. JANE EMILY MOLENAER, b. Mar. 12, 1894.
X. RICHARD MAURICE FREY, twin of Susan, b. May 24.

1868, d. Aug. 6, 1868.
xi. WILLIAM QUIGLEY FREY, twin of Rachel, b. Oct. 2,
1871, d. Nov. 15, 1872.
xii. RAOHEL JANET FREY, twin of William, b. Oct. 2, 1871,
d. Feb. 14, 1881.

XVI. Dr. Robert Rodgers'* (Jennet Quigley Rodgers^,
Robert Quigley-, James Quigley^) was born September 24,
1807 in Hopewell township, Cumberland Co., Penna.,
between Quigley 's Bridge and Newburg, died February 14,
1880 at Springfield, Ohio: married April 10, 1833 Effie
Harrison, daughter of General John Harrison and Frances
Harrison, born January 8, 1811 at East Hanover, Lebanon
Co., Penna., died June 12, 1887 at Springfield, Ohio.

His boyhood was spent in the Cumberland Valley. He
studied medicine with Dr. Rankin in Shippensburg, and was
a graduate of the Medical Department of the University o£
Pennsylvania, in the class of 1828. He practiced for one
year from 1828 to 1829 at New Hope, Bucks Co., Penna.,
and removed to his native county at the expiration of that
period, and was associated with Dr. Geddes at Newville for
a few years. In 1832 he accepted a partnership with Dr.
G. S. B. Hempstead at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio,
where he remained until 1833, when he returned to Penn-
sylvania and was married.

His brothers Richard, William, and sister Mary Rodgers
.Ward with her husband and child left their old homes in


the east, and went to Springfield, Ohio in 1833 and on July
fourth of that year, Dr. Robert Rodgers and his wife joined
them, and thereafter hved in the city of their adoption, and
he was recognized as a leader in his profession. He soon be-
came estabhshed in the practice of medicine at Springfield,
and his name was a household favorite in many homes inthat
city and surrounding country for more than forty years.
For almost half a century, he followed his profession wit'i
intense earnestness and abundant success. - In the early
settlement days, he rode miles on horseback, over bad roads,
into dangerous districts thinly populated, always bearing
with him a cheerful countenance and a pleasant word. The
coming of their physician, not only relieved the sick, but
proved an eventful occasion to the families in the frontier
country, who seldom left home during the winter, and saw
and heard little of human life outside their range of vision.
Dr. Robert Rodgers was interested in mankind from every
point of view, and took with him books and newspapers to
households where literature was bought in meagre quanti-
ties. He sought to dispense happiness and comfort, and
his self sacrificing nature knew no failure. His noble spirit
rose above discouragem.ent, and momentary defeat meant
renewed endeavor.

He was not satisfied to heal the botly, but ministered
unto the needs of the soul. He opened every avenue of
approach to his patients, to lead them to higher and
better things.

In' the address made at his funeral sen'ice by his pastor
Rev. William H. Webb, he said: "He was a christian
physician. Manv today can testify of his kindness and
skill, to whom his memory will always be fragrant, whose
name as now will be spoken by them with the greatest vene-
ration and love. But God gave him another place. It was
in the church. Connecting himself with the First Presby-
terian Church of this city, the year following his coming
to Springfield, in 1833, he ever honored his christian pro-
fession. He was a man of prayer and faith, and he so
commended himself by his piety to his brethren in the
church, that soon after the organization of the Second Pres-
byterian Church twenty years ago. he was chosen as one of


her standard bearers. He was known by his associates in
the session as a man of judgment, of a deep reHgious ex-
perience, and was looked up to by all as one worthy of the
office he filled." He was an elder in the church until his
death, in the First and then in the Second, previously hold-
ing the offices of trustee and deacon.

Intellectually brilliant, and possessing in a marked degree
that innate refinement and culture which cannot be effaced,
he was a true specimen of manhood. His integrity, un-
compromising honesty, kindliness, tender outlook on the
oppressed and disheartened, won for him the approval and
praise of his fellow men. Saving lives by quiet deeds of
heroic zeal, quelling disease, daily ministrations in poverty
stricken homes, closing the eyes of the dead, giving life to
the hopeless — ^these are the memories that cling to the
career of Dr. Robert Rodgers.

He used his talents to the best advantage. He was gifted
with a keen sense of his obligation to humanity and strove
to meet it as a faithful trust. He was thoroughly alive to
all the business enterprises and political problems of his
day, and conversant on all popular questions and current

His purity of speech and chaste utterances bespoke a

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