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desire of the testator ai)i:ears to h-ive been to keep the prop-
erty entirely out of the hands of their husl)ands. ^Irs. C^atharine
Bayard died Xovember 2, 1775, aged thirty-two. Stephen X.
Bayard, the brother mentioned, died in Xew York, in 1832,
leaving all his estate to his wife Mary.

Mary Bayard, daughter of Xicholas, married Honorable
AVilliam Houstoun, June 10, 1786. She died August 7, 1806,
leaving two children: ]\[aria and Elizabeth. Of these Afaria
Houstoun married James Madison, and had one child, John
H. ^Madison, who married Sarah Dunnett, and had two daugh-
ters — Maria, who married Colonel Hancock; and Douglas. Eliz-
abeth Houstoun was the second wife of General Duncan T^a-
mont Clinch. She left no children. Houstoun street in Xew
^'ork was named in honor of this family.

Anna Livingston Bayard, daughter of Xicholas, married
Xicholas S. Bavard, and had one child, Xicholas S. Bavard.




John H. Mackiniubli.



Eliza (Bayard) Mackintosh.



GENEALOaiCAL AND F AMI LA' HISTOh'Y 1"5

Jr., who was three times married and left many cliildreii resid-
ing in Georgia.

Eliza Bayard, daughter of Xicliolas, married John IIous-
toim ]\raekintosb, a son of (Jeorge Mackintosh, whose father,
John Mohr Mackintosh, came to (xeorgia from Scotland with
Oglethorjie; George ]\Iackintosh married Ann, danghter of Sir
Patrick Houstonn, and sister of Hon. William jlonstomi. dohn
H. Mackintosh was a graduate of Oxford, and married P^liza
Bayard, April oO, 1792. He died in 183(i. His wife survived
him and died in 1848. Their children were: John H., Jr., mar-
ried Mary Higbee. George S., married Enphemia Hamilton.
Catherine A., wife of Henry R. Sadler. Elizabeth Bayard, mar-
ried General Duncan Lamont Clinch. Their children were:

1. Eliza Bayard, married (Jeneral Robert Anderson, of national
fame. 2. John H. ^[. 3. Mary Lamont. 4. Duncan Lament.
5. Catlierine Maria, married Barnwell Haywood, of Charleston.
South Carolina. Her son, Duncan Clinch Barnwell, is now
governor of that state, (i. Henry. 7. Xicliolas. 8. George AV.

General Robert Anderson, whose name and fame are an
imperishable portion of the history of our country, was the son
of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Clougli Anderson and Sarah
Marshall, his second wife, who was a cousin of Chief Justice
Marshall. His first wife was Ann Clark, of the same family as
Captain Clark, the noted exjilorer.

General Anderson was born June 14, 1805. He married
Eliza Bayard Clinch, in New York City, March 26, 1842, the
bride being given in marriage by General Winfield Scott. The
children of this marriage are: 1. Duncan Lamont, died young

2. Eliza Mackintosh Clinch. 3. ^iaria Latham. 4. So])hie Clinch.
5. Robert. Cf these children Robert, the youngest, died at the
age of twenty. He was the (Uily English siieaking boy at the
College Rollin. France, and took the highest luize for French.



l<»r. (iKXEALOaiCAL AXl) FAMILY HISTORY

At the coinpetitive exaniniatii)n at the Sorhomie, he took the
highest i)rizt'.

Mrs. (xeneral .ViuU'rson died Fel)niaiy l^o, l^Oo. Xo lietter
account of tlie life of Cxeneral Kolu'i't Anderson from his l)irth
to his lionored lirave can he given than tliat rend at West Point,
on the centennial of liis hirtli, and wliicli is liere added.

^lajor (ieneral Hohert Anderson was l)orn at "Soldiers'
Ketreat" near Louisville. Kentucky (seat of his father. Col.
Richard C'lough Anderson, Kevolutionaiy War), dune 14, 1S05

Cadet at Military Academy, July 1, ISi^l. to July 1, 1825,
when lie was graduated and ])romoted in tin' Army to Brevet
2nd Lieut., 2nd Artillery, July 1, lS2r), to 2nd Lieut.. I^.rd Artil-
lery. 1.S25.

Served as Private Seeretai'y to his hrother, Richard Clough
Anderson, Jr., 1st V. S. ALnister Plenipotentiary and Envoy
Extraordinary to the Repul)lic of Colomlua. 1S25 to 1826.

In garrison at Fort Monroe, Virginia, 182(i to 1828.

While at Fortress Monroe he eajitured the French pirate
Tardi.

On Ordnance duty March 6, 1828, to :\Iay 9, 1882.

As Colonel on Staff and Insi)ector (Jeneral of Illinois Vol-
unteers May !» to October 11, 1882, in the Campaign against the
Sac Indians under I)lack Hawk.

( )n ( )rdnance duty December 6, 1834, to May 5, 1835, and
in garrison at Fort Constitution, N. H., 1835.

At the Military Academy 1835 to 1837. As Asst. Instructor
of Artillery Seiitemher 10, to December 1, 1885.

As histructor of Artillery from December 1, 1885, to No-
vember (i, 1887.

In the Florida Wai- against the Seminole Indians 1837 to
1888.



GENEALOGICAL AND EAMILY HISTORY 107

Brevetted C'aptaiii April 2, 1838, for gallantry and snc-
cessfnl conduct of the war against the Florida Indians.

In the Cherokee Nation as Aide-de-C-amp to Major General
Scott May 9 to July 7, 1838.

Brevet C'aptam on Staff and Assistant Adjutant (Jeneral
July 7, 1838, to Novemlier 30, 1841.

Assistant Adjutant (Jeneral Eastern l)ei)artinent .Iul\- 7.
1838, to July, 1841.

In garrison, Foi't Aloultrie. S. C, 1845 to 184(5.

At Fort Marion, Florida, 184(5.

At Fort Brooke, Florida, 184(5 to 1847.

In the war witli Mexico 1847, heing engaged in the Siege
of Vera Cruz March 9 to 29, 1847.

At Battle of Cerro Gordo April 14 and 18, 1847.

Skirmish of Amazo(|ue ]\Iay 14, 1847.

Battle of Molino del Key Septenil)er 8, 1847, where he
was severely wounded, being the first to enter the Mill.

Author of the "C*onii)lete System of Instruction for Siege.
Garrison, Seacoast and Marine Artillery," which was adopted
for the Service in 1849.

In garrison at Fort l*re])le, Maine, 1850 to 1853.

Bill ]iassed in tlie Senate to found a "Soldiers' Retreat"
or Home. Bill ])assed, as the "Bill of Robert Anderson to
found a Home for Old Soldiers," 1851.

Governor of Harrodslmrg Branch, Military Asylum, Ken-
tucky, June n, 1853. to November 1, 1854.

Member of Board for the .Vrmament of Foi'titications 1854
to 1855.

Major 1st Artillery October 5, 1857.

Arranged Program of Instruction for the Artillery School
for Practice at Fort Monroe, Va., 1859 to 18()().



1(18 GEXEALOaiCAL AXD FAMILY IIISTOHY

In eomiiiaiid of the Defenses of L'liarlestou Harbor 1860
to 1861.

Served dnring tlie Kel)ellion of the Seceding States 1861
to 1866. as foUows: In the Defense of Fort Snmter, S. C.
(to which he transferred the Garrison of Fort ]Monltrie), Decem-
ber 26, 18(50, to April 14, 1861.

In command of Department of Kentucky May 28 to August
15, 18()].

In the Department of the Cumberh\nd August 15 to Octo-
ber 8, 1861.

In waiting Orders 1861 to 1863.

In command at Fort Adams, R. I., Augmst 19 to October
27, 1863, and at New York City on the Staff of the General
Commanding, Department of the East.

Retired from Active Service October 29, 1863, "for dis-
ability resulting from loug and faithful service and wounds
and disease contracted in the line of duty."

In the Department of the East October 27, 1863, to January
22, 1869.

Brevetted ^Major General U. S. Army February 3, 1865,
for gallant and meritorious Service in the Harbor of Charleston,
S. C., in the Defense of Fort Sumter.

Sent by President Lincoln to Reraise the same Flag over
Fort Sumter, April 14-, 1865, which, had been saluted with all
honors when the Fort was evacuated in 1861.

Proposer and Organizer of the Alumni of West Point, 1869.

First Meeting held at College of Xew York.

Died at Nice, France, October 27, 1871 ; aged 66 years.

The "Guerriere" sent o\'er for his body. Received with
Military Honors at Fortress ]\[onroe, and buried at West Point
Cemeterv.



GENEALOGICAL AXD FAMILY IIlSTOliY 1"0

(leneroiis as brave

Affection, kindness, the Small Offices

Of love and duty, were to him as needful

As his daily bread.

Eliza Mackintosh (Minch Anderson married James Mars-
land Lawton, Jiily 8, ISSi;. He died February 20, 1895. Mrs.
Ijawton has held many social |)Ositions of imi)ortance. She was
chairman of a ladies' committee of the New York Historical
Society, and through this instrumentality a large sum was
raised to advance the interests of the Society. She is vice-
])resident of the Niobrara League for Eeligious work among
the Indians. She was first directress of the Society of the
Daughters of Holland, but lias resigned from that ])osition.
She was founder and first ju'esident of the Daughters of the
Cincinnati. For many years she has been the able and efificieut
secretary of the Huguenot Society, and is a member of the
Society of Colonial Dames, of the Genealogical Society, and
directress of the Women's ^Municipal League.

Stephen Bayard, son of Samuel and Marg-aret \"an Cort-
landt Bayard, was l)ai)tized May ol, 1700, and died in 1757. He
married Alida, daughter of Colonel Samuel Vetch whose wife
^Margaret was a daughter of Robert Livingston, the first Lord of
the Manor. Ste]ihen Bayard was mayor in 1744; member of
council 1746-7. He was married March 12, 1725. His second
wife was Eve Schuyler. He had many children, but onl^' three
survived him. William, Margaret and Robert. Robert was
known as ]\fayor Robert Bayard. He married Rebecca, daugh-
ter of Hon. Charles Apth()i'])e, of Boston. She died Februai\v
22, 177L aged twenty-five.

William Bayard was born June 1, 1727. Tn 1761 he was
member of connnittee of c()rres])ondence, member df clinmbev
of commerce. From 17()1 to 1768 he was member of assembly.



llu GEXEALOaiCAL AXI) FAMILY HISTORY

and was one of the contribntors to tlie society lil)rary in 1761
Dnring the Revolution he adhered to the Royal e«nse, and his
pioi)erty was confiscated. He went to England and died at
Southampton, 180-1-.

He married, June 13, 1750, Catherine, daughter of John
M. Evers. The children who survived him were: John Bayard.

lieutenant-colonel in British army. Alida, wife of

Johnson. Catherine, wife of Roberts. Samuel \\'tch.

William. Robert. ^lary. afterwards Lady Arnold.

William Bayard, Jr., was a }>rominent merchant and mem-
ber of the firm of Le Roy Bayard c^' Co. He was director of
Banks of Amercia, president of Savings Bank at its beginning
in 1819. President of Chamber of Connnerce, governor of New
York Hosi)ital, trustee of Sailors' Snug Harbor, chaiiman of
Greek Committee, niember of New York Society Library and
of St. John's Society, and one of the owners of Tontine Coffee
House. He lived at -to Wall street, but died at his residence
in State sfveet, September 18, 182(5. He married Elizabeth,
daughter of Samuel Cornell, October 4, 1783. His children were :
Susan, wife of Woolsey Rogers. Catherine, first wife of Dun-
can P. Campbell. ]\[aria, second wife of Duncan P. Campbell.
William, married Catherine Hannnond, no issue. Justine, wife
of Josejih Blackwell. Roliert. Harriet, wife of Stephen Van
Rensselaer.

Of these children, Rol)ert Bayard was the last of the name
in New York. He resided for a time in LeRoy, New York,
but returned to the city where he died February 4, 1878. in his
eighty-first year. He married Elizabeth, only child of James
and Ruth (Hunter) McEvers. Her mother married ^\y. .McEvers
at a very early age. Being seized with a fatal consmnption,
she went to Europe with her hus])and, died in Rome, and was
buried in the same cemetery where rest the remains of the i)oet



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Keats, and at the foot of the pyramid of Chains C'estins. Kohert
Bayard left three children: William, horn Fel)ruary Ki, 18:^1,
died May 25, 1842, without issue. Rath Hunter, horn .June 22,
1822. married Alexander Spers Brown. Klisc Justine. l)orn
August 16, 182o, married Fulton Cutting, whose sons, William
Bayard Cutting and Robert Fulton Cutting, are well known
citizens.




Residence of William Bayart



The residence of William Bayard was situated in tliat ]tor-
tion of New York known as the village of Greenwich. Here
he had a fine tract of three acres, fronting the river. This lie
purchased licfore 1770. After the Revolution it was contiscatcd
and sold to Dr. Charles ^r(d\niglit. It was i)roh;!hly purchased
from him by William Bayard, dr.. and it was his country seat.
It was in this liouse that Alexander Hamilton died after his



112 GENEALOGICAL AND EAMILY HISTORY

fatal duel with Aaron Burr. In 1833 the heirs of William
Bayard, Jr., sold the house and land to Francis B. Cutting
for a])out $50,000. In Ai)ril, 1835, it was divided into one hun-
dred and twenty-five lots and sold at auction for $225,000.
Streets were extended through it and the place where the Man-
sion stood is now 82 -lane street. A New York newsj^aper of
1775 contains the following notice.

"Last Sunday week, (June 10, 1775) the House of Will-
iam Bayard, Esc]. at Greenwick, was struck by Lightning, which
occasioned considerable damage. In several apartments large
Pier glasses were broken, and a quantity of silver ])late con-
tained in a chest was pierced and otherwise affected without
doing the least injiry to the chest."

SCHIEFFELIN FAMILY.

The family of Schieffelin can be traced back to the thir-
teenth century, w^hen it had large proi)erties in Germany, and
founded a chapel in Nordlingen, at a place called the Wine
^Market, in the year 12(59. There "was a branch of the family
existing in Switzerland in the middle of the fifteenth century,
and it has been claimed, seemingly with little authority, that
the Swiss was the elder liranch. However this may be, Conrad,
the son of Franz Schieffelin, of Nordlingen and Nuremburg
(for in 11:76 the latter ke])t u]> i-esidences in both jilaces), mi-
grated to the canton of Geneva, Switzerland, and, in considera-
tion of his near relative, the Lord Syndic Besancon Huges, he
was admitted to citizenship February 14, 1518, gratis, and be-
came possessed of the Fief de la Moliere, July 6. 1527. He
left descendants |)ron.iinent in the cantonal affairs of Switzer-
land for several generations. In 154;) Hans Leonard Schieffelin,
second ne])hew of Coni-ad. l)eing the son of his brother, Hans
Leonard, also moved from Germany to Switzerland, making
Freil)nrg his residence. .\ ])ictnre iiaintvd in 15.38 is still ex-





Lieut. Jacob Schieffelin. Mrs, Hannah (Lawrence) Schieffelin.



GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY UlSTOUY li:.

tant, rei)resenting the elder Haus Leonard Scliietfelin and his
two sons worshiping the Paschal Lamb, which is also the
crest of the family in this conutry. The tirst of the family to
visit America was .lacob Schietfelin, of Weilheim an der Teclv,
in German}'. He came in 1732. Tlie family had a dwelling in
Weilheim, and a seat in the country, with the perpetual right
vested in the family of sending the eldest son to the college.
Jacob Schieffelin died 1749, and in the same year his son, also
named Jacob, came over to Philadelphia and settled in this
country, bringing with him his family Bible, printed in 1560,
which is still in possession of the family.

Jacob Schieffelin (2d) was born in 1732. He remained
in Germany till 1749, when he came to America, and reached
Philadelphia on the same day that his father died. He mar-
ried, September 16, 1756, Kegina Margaretta Kraften
Uitschaurin. Their children were: Jacob, born August 24,
1757; Melchoir, born August 16, 1759; Jonathan, born July
16, 1762 ; and Thomas. The father of this family was a merchant
in Philadelphia, but was also engaged in business in Montreal.
He died in Philadelphia in 1769.

Jacob Schieft'elin, (3d), the oldest son, married, August
13, 1780, Hannah, oldest daughter of John and Ann (Burling)
Lawrence. He died at his residence in New York, April 16,
1835. His wife survived him, dying October 3, 1838. Their
children were: 1. Edward Lawrence, born September 13, 178 — ,
died at Lyme, Connecticut, October 5, 1850. He married,
January 1, 1802, Susan Anna, daughter of Alexander Stewart,
and had one child, Edward Anna, wlio married, in 1830, Frank
Nicoll Sill, who died 1848. She then married Dr. John Noyes,
who died 1854. After his death she married Captain S. Chad-
wick, of Lyme, Connecticut, and died, leaving no issue. 2.
Henry Hamilton, born June 20, 1783. (See post.) 3. Anna



116 GEXEALOaiCAL AXD FAMILY HISTORY

Maria, horn April 11, 1788, married, April 4, 1808, Benjamin
Ferris. 4. Effingham, horn Fehruary 17, 171)1. He married,
September 9, 1813, Mary, daughter of Casjier Samler, and died
at East Chester, Jnly 14, ISiJo, leaving a son Edgar. 5. Jacob,
born Ai)ril 20, 1793. <). Jolin Lawrence, horn February 25,
179H; married, August 19, 1844, Alathilde Therese Bowen, and
died at New Haven, A])i'il 22. 1866, leaving one cliild, ]\Iary
T., wife of Henry I. Sayers, of New York. 7. Riehard Lawrence,
born November 9, 1801.

Henrv Hamilton Schieffelin, second son of Jacob and




Schieffelin Coat of Arms.

Hannah (Lawrence) Schieffelin, married, Ai)ril 19, 1*^06, ^[aria
Theresa, daughter of Dr. Samuel Bradhurst, who died May 22,
1872. Their children were: 1. Mary Theresa, boi-n January
14, 1807, married in 1827, William N. Clark. 2. Henry Maun-
sell, ])orn August 7, 1808. He married, in 1835, Sarah Louisa,
daughter of David Wagstaff; no issue by this marriage. He
married second, June 14, 1859, Sarah M. Kendall, of Maine. He
died at Alexandria, Egypt, July 23, 1890. Their children were:
Fanny, born September 16, 1860, (who married, October 12,
1881, Ernest Howard Crosby, and has two children, Margaret
Eleanor, born Ai)ril 25, 1884, and Maunsell Schieffelin. born



GENEALOGICAL AND EAMILY HISTORY 117

February 14, 1887), and Marj- Bradhurst, l)orn July 18, 18(i2,
died unmarried. 3. Samuel Bradhurst, born February 1*4, 1811.
4. James Lawrence, born in 1813. 5. Philip, born in 1815, mar-
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Townley Haines. He died
about 1889, leaving one child, ^laria Theresa, whi» married
Rev. William T. Sabine. 6. Sidney Augustus, horn in 1818,
resided at Geneva; married Harriet Schuyler, and died in 1894,
leaving two sons and three daughters. 7. Julia, born in 1821 ;
married in 1840, Clement Remington. She died Septeml)er
15, 1871. 8. Bradhurst, who was twice married, and had two
children, Laura Gr. (who married in 1875, David Barton Cush-
ing), and Emily. 9. Eugene, born in 1827, an artist of distinc-
tion. He married Catharine, daughter of Valentine G. Hall.
Jacob Schieffelin, fourth son of Jacob and Hannah (Ijaw-
rence) Schieffelin, removed to Tioga county, Pennsylvania,
about 1830. He married Elizabeth Chapman, and died Decem-
ber 27, 1880. His widow died January 27, 1881, aged eighty-
four. Tlieii- children were: 1. Clinton, horn Febi'uary 16, 1823.
2. Alfred, born September 23, 1827. ."!. Elizabeth, born May 23,
1829. 4. Laura, born Sei)tember 2, 1831, married O. B. Lowell,
died Septemlier 18, 1866. 5. Cornelia, born February 4, 1834.
6. Jacob B., born March 25, died July 7, 1836. 7. Edward
Girard (his twin brother), l)orn ^larcli 25, 18;i(). 8. Jacob.
Jr., l)orn Ajiril 18, 1838. He married, February 1, 186(i, Emily
T. Ryan (born July 23, 1843), and had four children: Lila
Gertrude, born Noveml)er 11, 1868; Edward Effingham, born
Septeml)er 21, 1872; Thomas Lawrence, born July 31, 1874, and
Jay Hoyt, born April 22, 1876. 9. Hannah Lawrence, born
March 6, 1840.

Clinton Lawrence Schieffelin, the oldest son of the above
family, settled in Oregon. In 1880 he i-emoved to East Los An-
geles, California, where lie died, April 15, 1884. He had wife



lis GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY IIISTOBY

Jane, and cliildren, Lafayette, died 3'oimg; Edward L., born
October 8, 1847, the discoverer of the mines at Tombstone,
Arizona; Albert Engene, l)orn Angnst 27, 1849; Jane Elizabeth,
born September 2, 1851 ; Effingham L., born November 5, 1857 ;
Charlotte, born November 27, 1859, married Edward Dnnham;
Kichard Charles, born April 2(3, 1862; Jacob, died young;
Theodore, born October (i, 18(57, died Se})tember 17, 1881 ; Jay
L., born July 11, 1870.

Richard Lawrence Schieffelin, youngest son of Jacob and
Hannah (Lawrence) Schieffelin, married, August 3, 1833, Mar-
garet Helen, daughter of Captain George Knox McKay, United
States Artillery. He died November 21, 1889. Their children
were: 1. Sarah Sophia, born June 22, 1834, married, January
30, 1858, Rev. Cuthbert (.'ollingwood Barclay, Rector of All
Saints Church, New York (who died February 7, 1863). She
died without issue, March 5, 1886. 2. George Richard, born
July 27, 1836. (See post.) 3. Helen Margaret, l)orn May 7,
1841, married, June 21, 18()9, AVilliam Irving (Iraham, and has
two children, Helen M. and Julia Irving. 'Sir. Graham died
August 21, 1871. His widow married, April 7, 1875, Alexander
Robei't Chisolm, and had one son, Richard Schieffelin Chisolm.

George Richard SchielTelin, the only son of Richard Law-
rence and Margaret Helen (McKay) Schieffelin, married. May
19, 1866, Julia Matilda, daughter of Honorable Isaac C. Dela-
]>laine. Their children are: 1. Julia Florence, married. December
4, 1888, Josepli Brnce Ismay, of Liverpool, now president of the
International Mercantile Marine Company. Their children: ^^lar-
garet Bruce, Thomas Bruce, Evehoi Constance and George
Bruce. 2. Mai'garet Helen, married, December 10, 1890, Henry
Gratf Trevor. Their children: George Schieffelin, Margaret
Estelle, Louisa Stephanie, Henry Graff and Helen Lispenard
Stewart. 3. Matilda Constance, man-ied, January 13, 1900,




Richard Lawrence Schieffelin.




George R. Sehieffelin.



GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY IIISTOHY \-rA

Charles Bower Tsinay. 4. Sarali Dorothy. 5. George Richard
Delaplaine. He married, Ai)ril 5, 1904, Louisa, daughter of
Charles Scrilmer. Tliey have ojie child, George McKay.

• Sacol) Scliieft'eUn (."id) at the age of seventeen aeconii)anied
his fatlier to Alontreal, and remained there for awhile in a
mercantile house. Shortly after he went to Detroit and engaged
in business. At the conunencement of the American Revolu-
tion he received a commission as first lieutenant in a company
raised in Detroit, and was ))art of an exjiedition organized by
Governor Henry Hamilton for the })urpose of ])roceeding down
the valley of the Mississi])])i to attack New Orleans, then under
Spanish conti-ol, England being at that time at war with Spain.
The ex]iedition reached and caiitured Fort St. Vincent (now
Vincenues, Indiana). After holding this ])lace for some time,
they were in turn attacked and defeated by a force organized
in Virginia, and led by Colonel George Rogei-s Clark. The en-
tire garrison was ca]itured, including Governor Hamilton and
Lieutenant Schieffelin. and were taken as jjrisoners of war to
Williamsburg, X^irginia. The greater i)art were i-eleased on
parole, but Lieutenant Schieftelin, with sonu^ others, refusing.
were i)laced in close continement. He, with a fellow offii-er, nnm-
aged to escai^e, and reached Cliesa])eake Bay. Finding an ojien
boat they reached the sea and were i)icked u]» by a \-essel As
they spoke the French language fluently, they had no difticult)'
in ])assing themselves olf for shipwrecked French sailors, and
were landed in New York. Lieutenant Schieft'elin at once called
upon Sir Henry Clinton, the conunauder of the I5i-itish forces,
who was then residing at No. 1 Broadway, and narrated hi.s
adventures and stated his ])osition. General Clinton relieved
his immediate wants by iiaying him one hundred guineas, and
also reapjiointed him as an officer in a regiment called "Amer-
ican Royalists," which he was then organizing. In this, as in



124 GEXEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY

many other cases, Venus baffled the jilans of Mars. The young
lieutenant had fallen in love with Hannah Lawrence, the daugh-
ter of a prominent Quaker merchant, wlio, true to the prin-
ciples of her sect, refused to marry unless he resigned from
the army. This he promptly did, and they were married by the
chaplain of the fort, and the marriage was registered in Trin-
ity Church. This was also contrary to Quaker discipline, and
the young l)ride was i)romiitly "read out" of the Friends Aleet-
ing, but between the ])arents of the bride and the new son-in-
law there was ever the kindest of feelings. Almost immedi-
ately after the marriage, the young couple embarked on board
a small sailing vessel bound for Quebec, and a full account of
the temi)estuous voyage of several weeks is very graphically
narrated in a journal kejit by the young wife, and which is one
of the treasured heirlooms of her descendants. From Quebec
they went to Niagara and Detroit, a long and tedious as well as
dangerous journey of two months, which can now be made in
twelve hours. He was ai)iiointed secretary of the Province of
Detroit, and also engaged in business and purchased several
tracts of land which may be seen on old maps of that city. He
also ]mrchased from the Indians a large tract, seven miles



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