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1. Mary Elizabeth, died aged nineteen years.

2. Ellen, married George W. Barricklow, now
a retired farmer of Kansas City, Missouri.

3. William, died in 1888; was a farmer of
Menallen township, Fayette county; he mar-
ried Harriet Hankins, who also died in 1888.

4. Anna M., married John M. Henshaw, a
farmer at Scenery Hill, Washington county,
Pennsylvania. 5. Charles, died in infancy. 6.
James Clark, of whom further. 7. Sarah
P>elle, married James A. Chalfant, a mer-
chant of South Brownsville, Pennsylvania.
8. John, of whom further. 9. Clara, married
Adam Nicholson, a farmer of Franklin town-
ship, Fayette county. 10. Samuel, died in

(IV) Judge James Clark Work, sixth child
of John and Sarah (McLaughlin) Work, was
born on the farm he now owns, settled by his
grandfather in Dunbar township, Fayette
county, Pennsylvania, February 8, 1859. He
attended the Sandy Hollow district school,
and after a preparatory course entered
Wavnesburg College, where he pursued a
classical course and was graduated, class of
1884. He was a member of the Union Lit-
erary Society while in college and took an
active part in society work. In the fall of
1884 he entered the law school of the Uni-



versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor, continu-
ing one year. He then, in the fall of 1885,
entered the law school at Yale University,
passing the examination for entrance to the
senior class. He was graduated LL. B., class
of 1886. Before leaving New Haven he
passed the required examination and was ad-
mitted to practice in the supreme court of
Connecticut. He then returned to Fayette
county, locating in Umontown, entering the
office of Alfred Howell, then a leader of
tne Fayette county bar. He familiarized him-
self with Pennsylvania law and procedure,
and on December 6, 1886, was admitted to
the Fayette, county bar. In January, 1887, he
opened a law office in Uniontown, where he
practiced his profession alone until 1889. In
tiiat year he formed a law partnership with
William A. Hogg, continuing for three years
as Work & Hogg. The partnership was dis-
solved and he resumed practice alone, never
again having a partner. He was an honor-
able, successful lawyer and always stood high
at the bar. In 1907 the Pennsylvania legisla-
ture passed an act creating a separate or-
pnans' court for Fayette county, and in May,
1907, the governor appointed James Clark
Work judge of that court, to serve until a
successor was duly elected and qualified. He
was sworn in June 5, 1907. The party pri-
maries having been held, the Republican
county committee met and nominated Judge
Work to succeed himself. The Democratic
county committee endorsed the nomination,
although the candidate was an uncompromis-
ing Republican, and had done more than any
other man to wrest party control of Fayette
county from them. The Prohibition party
and the Citizens' party also endorsed his can-
didac}', so he was the unanimous choice of
the county. This evidence of popularity and
appreciation one seldom sees equaled in pub-
lic life. At the following election sixteen
thousand five hundred votes were cast, and of
these greatly over fifteen thousand bore the
name of Judge Work. He thus became judge
of the orphans' court by an almost unan-
imous county vote for a term of ten years.
Prior to the appointment of a temporary
judge by the governor, and after the passing
of the act creating the Fayette county or-
phans' court, the Bar Association of Fayette
county met and recommended the appoint-
ment of James Clark Work for the position.

This evidence of the high appreciation of his
brethren of the bar was a graceful compli-
ment and very gratifying to the recipient.

Judge Work is a staunch Republican. He
cast his first presidential vote for James A.
Garfield, and in 1893 was chosen chairman
of the Fayette county Republican committee,
serving until 1895. In 1893, under his leader-
ship, the first Republican county ticket
passed the ordeal of the ballot box success-
fully. In 1894 the victory was duplicated and
Fayette became a debatable instead of a sure
Democratic county. In view of this fact the
endorsement of Mr. Work for the judgeship
was indeed high appreciation.

He is an attendant of the First Presby-
terian church of Uniontown, and belongs to
Fayette Lodge, No. 228, Free and Accepted
Masons; Uniontown Chapter, Royal Arch
Masons; Uniontown Commandery, Knights
Templar; Uniontown Lodge of Perfection
and Pittsburgh Consistory, Ancient Accept-
ed Scottish Rite, in which he holds the thirty-
second degree. He is a member of the Amer-
ican, State and Fayette County Bar associa-
tions, Uniontown Country and Laurel clubs.
He is a trustee of Uniontown Hospital and a
director of the Second National Bank. Judge
Work inherits the stature of his sire, stands
six feet tall and carries with it a personality
that marks him a man of influence and worth.
His career on the bench has been a dispensa-
tion of justice, and for him the "recall" hath
no terrors.

Judge Work married, April 16, 1903, Mrs.
Edwina (Null) Fuller, born in Westmoreland
county, Pennsylvania, daughter of Harrison
Null, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

(IV) John, son of John and Sarah (Mc-
Laughlin) Work, was born in Dunbar town-
ship, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, Septem-
ber 8, 1864. He received his education at the
"Sandy Hollow" and "White Schools." He
engaged in farming on his father's land and
remained with his parents until the death of
his mother, April 6, 1894. Upon the death
of his father he inherited the estate of two
hundred and twenty-four acres, on which he
erected several new buildings, which have all
the latest improvements. Aside from his
farms he is interested in the coal lands of his
native state. He is a supporter of Repub-
lican principles and has served as school di-
rector. He is a member of the Local Grange,



Patrons of Husbandry, and with his wife a
communicant of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian

He married, October 2^, 1901, Annie E.,
daughter of Thomas L. and Sarah (Parkhill)
Phillips. Children: Sarah, born October 27,
1902, died November 20, 1903: Mabel Ruth,
born February 3, 1906; James Clark, born
September 12, 1908.

The paternal grandfather of Annie E. Phil-
lips was Ellis Phillips, a native of Washing-
ton county, Pennsylvania, later of Fayette
county, where he became a farmer and a
large and influential landowner. He married
Phoebe Lilly, and with her was a member of
the Society of Friends. His children: i.
Ruth, born at Brownsville, where she died;
married Charles Swan. 2. Solomon, a bach-
elor, died aged eighty-one. 3. William, a
farmer, living near L^niontown; he married a
Miss Swan. 4. Elizabeth, died unmarried;
lived with her brother Solomon. 5. Thomas,
of whom further. 6. James, married Sarah
Duggan ; lives near Washington, Pennsyl-
vania. 7. Martha, married Charles Hilles; re-
sides near Bourbon, Indiana. 8. Ellis, a phy-
sician; married Ada Mcllvane and lives at
Columbus, Ohio.

(H) Thomas, son of Ellis and Phoebe
(Lilly) Phillips, was born in Fayette county,
Pennsylvania. He followed the trade of car-
penter for a short time and then took up
farming on the old homestead in Franklin
township. He operated the first coal bank in
Fayette county, supplying* the county for
miles around with the ever necessary "bot-
tled sunshine." He was one of the county's
most prominent and influential men. He mar-
ried Sarah Parkhill. Children: i. Elizabeth,
married John S. Junk, deceased, of Union-
town, Pennsylvania. 2. Annie E., of previous
mention. 3. Ellis, married Cora Reed; lives
on a farm in Franklin township.

The ^Millards of Connells-
]\nLLARD ville, Pennsylvania, descend
from a long line of English
ancestors. The father of the American fam-
ily was a gallant officer of the English army
who upheld his country's honor on many bat-
tlefields. The family for many generations
were residents of Portsmouth, England.
They were always an adventurous family and
followed the flag of their country on sea and

land, wherever duty called. James B. Millard
is the first of his family to come to the
United States, none of his seven brothers and
sisters settling in this country.

His father, William Millard, was born in
Portsmouth, England, about 1816, died in
1866. He was a commissioned officer in the
English army, and fought under the banner
of St. George all through the Crimean war
to its finish at Sebastopol. When the great
mutiny occurred in India he was with the
army that marched to the relief of Lucknow,
and witnessed the terrible punishment meted
out to the leading mutineers. After passing
through all the perils of war he returned to
England and died a peaceful death. He mar-
ried Emma Brookman, who survived him
many years, but remained a widow until her
death. Children: William; Edward, deceased;
Joseph; George, deceased; John; James B.,
of whom further; Alfred; Emma. None of
these children came to the United States ex-
cept James B.

(llj James B., sixth son of William Millard,
the English soldier, was born at Portsmouth,
England, April 22, 1855. He was educated in
the schools of Liverpool, England, to which
city his parents removed when he was a
young child. After completing his school
years he entered the employ of a butcher in
Liverpool, and for thirteen years was en-
gaged in that business. In 1881 he came to
the United States, locating finally at Con-
nellsville, Pennsylvania, entering the employ
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
at the paint shops, remaining w-ith that com-
pany five years. For the next eight years he
was employed in the machinery department
of the Leisering Company. He then engaged
in catering for five years, having a restaurant
in Connellsville. In 1899 he purchased the
bottling business of J. J. Donnelly, and is yet
engaged in the manufacture and bottling of
mineral waters of different kinds, with home
and factory on Trevor street. He has pros-
pered in his various activities, and has varied
investments in other of Connellsville enter-
prises. He is a Republican in politics, and
has taken an active part in the city govern-
ment. In 1906 he was elected councilman, an
office he has held continuously until the pres-
ent date (1912), and since March, 1910, has
been president of the council. He is a firm
advocate of good government, and has al-



ways stood for the best methods in adminis-
tering the affairs of his city. In religious
faith he is an Episcopalian. He is past ex-
alted ruler of Connellsville Lodge, Benevo-
lent Protective Order of Elks, having twice
held that office; is also a Knight of the Mac-
cabees and Order of Moose.

He married, March 26, 1880, in England,
Annie Kyle, born in England, daughter of
Christopher and Martha Kyle. Children:
John, born January 18, 1881, died October,
1891; James, born July 12, 1883; Anna Belle,
born May 29, 1888; Helen, born March 29,
1892; Zoe, born May 9, 1894; Harry, born
August 21, 1898.

This family came to Connellsville
PORT from Blair county, Pennsylvania,
where Levi Walter Port was born
in 1830, where he was educated and learned
the trade of merchant tailor. He came to
Connellsville in 1891 and was in business
there; later at Dawson, Fayette county,
where he died April 30, 1909. He was a vet-
eran of the civil war, a Republican and a
member of the United Presbyterian church.
He married Martha Smith, born February
15, 1843, ^ member of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church. Children: Clarence Albert, of
whom further; William James, deceased;
Mae, Sarah, Levi Walter (2), Frank, Lloyd,
Nancy, Lena; and three died in infancy.

(H) Clarence Albert, eldest child of Levi
Waher and Martha (Smith) Port, was born
in Tyrone, Blair county, Pennsylvania, Feb-
ruary 13, 1865, died November 3, 1909. He
was educated in the public schools, and
learned his father's trade and business — mer-
chant tailoring. He continued in business
with his father until 1890, when he located in
Connellsville, where he engaged in business
until his death. He was a Republican and a
member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
He married, November 26, 1891, in Connells-
ville, Clara Belle Foster, born in Franklin
township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania,
March 20, 1866, daughter of George and
Martha (Norris) Foster, rnd granddaughter
of Henry Foster, born in Franklin township
December 25, 1797, and great-granddaughter
of David Foster, of Lancaster county, Penn-
sylvania, and one of the early settlers of Fay-
ette countv. Pennsylvania, where he died No-
vember 5, 1817. Henry Foster died February

5, 1881, married Magdalena Barricklow, born
in Franklin township, Fayette county, about
1798, died November 13, 1840. The children:
David, George, Henry, William, James, Mar-
garet, Benjamin, Susan, Catherine. He mar-
ried a second wife, Martha AlcKnight. Their
children: Thomas, Robert, Sarah, Magda-
lena, Mary Ellen, Matilda. George Foster
was a farmer, a Democrat, and a member of
the United Presbyterian Church. He died in
Connellsville, September 25, 1909. He mar-
ried Martha Norris, who died July 9, 1876.
Their children: John Henry; Sarah Jane;
Mary Catherine; George; Ewing Paull; Har-
riet and Clara Belle, who married Clarence
Albert Port. Their children: Clarence Albert
(2), born June 7, 1892; Harold Foster, July
31, 1894; Irene, June 9, 1897; Milton Arnold,
November 3, 1899, died March 6, 1901; Fred-
erick Roehm, born April 20, 1902. Mrs. Clara
B. Foster Port survives her husband and re-
sides in Connellsville.

The Brickmans of Con-
BRICKMAN nellsville, Pennsylvania, de-
scend maternally from
Adam Riibel. a farmer of Bavaria, Germany,
and a soldier in the Crimean war. He mar-
ried and had a family of nine children, one,
Adeline, coming to the United States. She
married Jacob Zimmer and lived in Wheeling,
West Virginia. They descend paternally from
George Brickman, born in Bavaria. Germany,
where he lived and died. He was a stone-
mason; a man of good education and indus-
trious, thrifty habits, belonging to the Pres-
byterian church. He married Margaret,
daughter of Adam Riibel, of previous men-
tion; George Brickman died 1868, his wife
surviving until 1873. They were the parents
of thirteen children, one only coming to the
United States. Jacob, of whom further.

fll) Jacob, son of George and Margaret
Brickman, was born in Bavaria, Germany,
where he received an excellent education,
served in the German army and followed the
occupation of farmer. In 1871 he came to
the United States and located at Wheeling,
West Virginia, being then a young man. He
entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, enterinsf the woodworking shops,
where he learned the carpenter's trade. After
one vc^r in Wheeling he was transferred to
tiie ConnellsviKe shops, continuing in the same



employ until 1910, when on account of age
and poor health he was retired on a pension.
His entire life in the United States has been
spent in the carpenter shops of thg Baltimore
& Ohio, and his pension is the reward that
the company givcj? for long and faithful serv-
ice. He is a Democrc't, and has served the
city of Connellsville as councilman and on
the school board. He is a member of the
German Lutheran church, the Knights of
Pythias, Knights of ]MaIta. and the German
Mutual Aid Society. He married, July 2,
1876, Sophia Snyder, born in Cumberland,
Maryland, daughter of John B. and Elizabeth
Snyder, both born in Germany, coming to
the United States about 1850. Children: i.
George W., of whom further. 2. Mary, now
a teacher in the public schools of Connells-
ville. 3. Margaret, residing with her parents.

4. Nellie, now a bookkeeper in Connellsville.

5. Carl, now a bookkeeper in New York City.

6. William, traveling salesman for the West-
moreland Grocery Company. 7. Albert, grad-
uate of Connellsville high school, class 1912.
Two other children died in infancy.

(HI) George W., son of Jacob Brickman,
was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania,
April 29, 1877. He was educated in the pub-
lic schools of that city, and began business life
as a clerk in a grocery store. In 1905 he es-
tablished for himself rt the corner of North
Pittsburgh and Peach streets, where he has
since conducted a successful grocery business.
In politics he is a Democrat, and is a mem-
ber of the Knights of the Maccabees. He is

This branch of the INIills family
MILLS was founded in the United States

by Joseph Mills, born in Eng-
land, about the year 1830. He obtained an
expert knowledge of coal mining in his na-
tive land, later coming to the United States
and settling in the anthracite coal region of
Pennsylvania, Lackawanna county. He ob-
tained employment in the mines, where his
knowledge of mine gases and proper methods
of tunneling enabled him to secure the high-
est wages. He died in 1878. He married
Jane McDugall, born in the North of Ireland
in 183T, died 18S3. of Scotch ancestry. She
grew to womanhood in Ireland, emigrating to
the United States with a colony of Scotch-
Irish Presbyterians, locating in Scranton,

Pennsylvania, where she was married. Their
only child who survived infancy was Thomas,
of whom further.

(II) Thomas, son of Joseph and Jane (Mc-
Dugall) Mills, was born in Scranton, Penn-
sylvania, February 25, 1871. He was several
years of age when his father died, and twelve
years of age when his mother died, leaving
ii.m without a relative in the United States.
Thrown thus early upon his own resources, he
was obliged to take such work as offered.
He worked among the farmers of the country
ill different places until he was nineteen years
of age, receiving at first very small wages and
often nothing but his board. In 1890 he se-
cured a position with the Scranton Electric
Light and Water Company, one of the first
electric companies formed in the United
States. He began trimming street lamps, and
gradually gained a knowledge of all branches
of the electrical business, as at that time there
were no specialists, the company requiring
each employee to be capable of handling any
part of their work. Under such conditions
he gained a thorough knowledge of the elec-
trical business. Two years later he went to
Cleveland, Ohio, remaining two years in the
■"mploy of the Cleveland Electric Light Com-
pany, now known as the Cleveland Illuminat-
ing Company. He next obtained a position
in the electrical department of the Electrical
Street Railway Company, and later was ap-
pointed chief electrician with the American
Steel Wire Company. In 1904 he located
in New York City, where he was in charge
of wiring for the electrical department of the
subway. In 1908 he came to Connellsville,
where he was appointed superintendent of the
armature winding department of the West
Penn Railroad Company. In 1909 he estab-
lished a plant for the repairing of all electrical
mining machinery. In 1910 this business was
incorporated as the Wells-Mills Electric Com-
pany, with G. W. Wells as president, and Mr.
Mills, vice-president. This company deals in
all forms of electrical supplies, wires and in-
stalls electrical machinery, and do all forms
of electrical repair work. Their services are
in demand for repair work within a radiusi of
one hundred miles. They have also added a
garage, which has proved a very successful
department. Naturally of a mechanical turn
of mind, Mr. Mills excels along electrical
lines, having learned the business from its



practical side. He is a Republican, but ex-
tremely independent in political action, vot-
ing for the best men, regardless of party. He
is an attendant of the Lutheran church, of
which his wife is a member.

He married, October 7, 1895, Lily M. Ru-
pert, born at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania,
daughter of Byron and Elizabeth M. Rupert,
of Pennsylvania German stock from the Al-
lentown, Pennsylvania, district ; her father is
a farmer. Children of Thomas and Lily M.
Mills: Herbert, born August 9, 1904; Helen,
March 10, 1906.

The Campbells, of
CAAIPBELL-SWAN Uniontown, Penn-
sylvania, herein re-
corded, descend from Rev. Isaac Campbell,
born in Scotland, died in Maryland, 1784.
He was ordained and licensed by the Lord
Bishop of London to ofificiate in Virginia,
July 6, 1747. He was rector of Trinity Par-
ish, Newport, Charles county, Maryland,
1748; was a member of Charles county com-
mittee of safety, November 24, 1774, and was
loyal to the Colonies all through the struggle
for independence. After 1776 he had a school
at his residence. He published a work on
"Civil Government" in four volumes. In 1779
he was elected rector of the parish by the
board of trustees, having previously had the
living from Governor Ogle. He served the
parish thirty-six years. At his de-^th he left
a large estate in Virginia, about three thou-
sand three hundred acres, which he divided
equally among his sons; also a large planta-
'tion in Marvland, on which! 'he ^ived and
which he divided between his dsughters. His
widow survived him but a short time. His es-
tate was appraised March 7, 1785. He mar-
ried, 1755. Joan Brown, born at Rich Hill,
Charles county, Marvland, June i, 1728, died
1784, daughter of Dr. Gustavus Brown, of
Charles county, Maryland, born in Scotland.
Rev. Isaac Campbell left sons: William: Gus-
tavus Brown: Isaac: James: Richard: Henry,
and John M.

Abel Campbell, the founder of this family in
Fayette county, was a grandson of Rev. Isaac
Campbell, through one of these sons, sup-
posed to be Isaac Campbell.

(Ill) Abel, grmdson of Rev. Isaac and
Jean (Brown) Campbell, was born about 1770
in Charles county, Maryland, and in early life

settled in Fayette county, Pennsylvania. He
was a member of the Society of Friends, and
became a wealthy farmer of Fayette county.
He died aged eighty-nine years. He married
Martha Dixon. Children: i. Lewis, of whom
further. 2. Elizabeth, married (first) Samuel
Mitchel, (second) Etaka Hyatt. 3. Mary,
married William Price.

(IV) Lewis, son of Abel and Martha
(Dixon) Campbell, was born in Favette coun-
ty, Pennsylvania, July i, 1795, died aged eigh-
ty-nine years. He was an extensive farmer
and large landowner, cultivating his fertile
acres until his health gave way, then turned
the farm over to his sons James and Joseph
M. After the death of the latter, the heirs
in 1898 sold the homestead to the Fayette
Coal & Coke Company. He was a Whig in
politics, later a Republican.

He married Deborah Antrim, daughter of
the early Antrim family of Fayette county.
Children: i. Martha, m.nrried Jesse Coldrcn.
2. Susan A., married Nathaniel Grav. 3.
James, died at the age of seventy years, a
bachelor . 4. Mary Ann, married Elliott
Hibbs, of Uniontown, and is the only survivor
of these children. 5. Joseph Morgan, of whom
further. 6. Ehzabeth, died in infancy. 7. Mil-
ton, died in inf-^ncy.

(V) Joseph Morgan, son of Lewis and De-
borah (Antrim) Campbell, w^s born in New
Salem, German township, Pennsylvania, April
II, 1841: died January 5, 1894. He was edu-
cated in the public schools and grew to man-
hood on the home farm, later becoming its
manager in association with his brother
James. Afterward he was sole manager, con-
tinuing until his death. He, was a successful
farmer and a lover of fine Hve stock, keeping
nothing but the best breeds in his fields or
stables. He was interested in the First Na-
tional Bank of Uniontown and was a mem-
ber of the board of directors for nearly a
quarter of a century. He was always active
m politics and served one term of three years
as auditor of Fayette county. He was kind-
hearted and generous, always willing to aid
a neisfhbor in any way possible. He was a
Republican in politics and vv-?s a Quaker in
church faith, but attended meetings at the
Presbyterian church. He married, June 5,
1^73, Sallie Ann Swan, who survives him.
She is the daughter of Preslev G. and Miranda
(Hibbs) Swan. (See Swan VI.)

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(The Swan Line.)

The family of Swan is of English origin,
but the ancestor of the Swans of Pennsyl-
vania hereui recorded was one of the one hun-
dred English families whom King James of
England placed in possession of an equal
number of confiscated Irish estates. At what
lime Richard Swan came to America there is
no record, but he settled in Hanover town-
ship, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, prior
to 1738. His sons were: i. James, born 171 1,
in Ireland, died December, 1741. 2. Moses,

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