Jane Downing1

F, #8431, b. 6 October 1723, d. 29 October 1795
FatherThomas Downing1 b. 14 Dec 1691, d. 15 Jan 1772
MotherThomazine Beer1 b. 24 Aug 1692, d. c 1754
Last Edited16 Jan 2017
     Jane Downing was born on 6 October 1723 at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She married John Roberts, son of John Roberts, on 1 April 1743 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 Jane Downing married John Roberts, son of John Roberts, on 1 June 1743 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,1 Jane Downing died on 21 October 1795 at Pennsylvania, USA, at age 72.2 She died on 29 October 1795 at Pennsylvania, USA, at age 72.4
     Jane Downing 'Jane, b. Oct 6 1723, m. John Roberts of Merion. She died Oct 29, 1795. John (3) was the son of John (2) Roberts, who was the son of John (1) of Merion. John (2) m. 3 Sep 1720, Hannah, d. of Robert and Lowry (Jones) Lloyd, of Merion, b. 21 Sep 1699, d. 15 Jan 1763; John died the next year and his only child was born after the death (Pg. 714, Futhey & Cope). John (3) was b. 15 Aug 1721, d. 4 Nov 1778, m. 1 Apr 1743 at Uwchlan Meeting Jane DOWNING of E. Caln. they lived in Merion, where their children were born: Thomas Isaac Hannah (m. Reese Price) Sarah (m. George Thomas) Jehu (m. elizabeth Jones) Mary (m. William Hunter) Jane (m. Richard Tunis) Thomazine (m. Eli Yarnall) John (died young) Elizabeth (m. Isaac McPherson) Ann (m. Richard Trimble.)2

Jane Downing History of Downingtown, PA.2

Jane Downing per Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Pennsylvania Quakers", p. 1: "Jane Downing of E. Caln" (PA?) She lived with Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer between 1718 and 1732 at Concord Township, Chester Co. (now Delaware Co.), Pennsylvania, USA; per Cope [1901] p. 96: "He was a taxable in Concord township 1718 to 1732."1,5

Family

John Roberts b. 15 Aug 1721, d. 4 Nov 1778
Children

Citations

  1. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  2. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  3. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America (n.p.: Route 1
    Madison, CT, unknown publish date), p. 1.
  4. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  5. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  6. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p.291.
  7. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Quaker record seen on Ancestry.com on 25 Nov 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=QuakerMeetMins&h=2352779&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1399&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=5058
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00060?pid=2352819&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3DQuakerMeetMins%26h%3D2352819%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DrKg1399%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D5058&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1399&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  8. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 1, p. 144. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).

Sarah Downing

F, #8432, b. 13 August 1725, d. 16 July 1745
FatherThomas Downing b. 14 Dec 1691, d. 15 Jan 1772
MotherThomazine Beer b. 24 Aug 1692, d. c 1754
Last Edited2 Oct 2017
     Sarah Downing was born on 13 August 1725; Futhey & cope [1881:525] say b 13 Aug 1725; FindAGrave.com says b 13 Aug 1725.1,2 She married Joshua Baldwin on 7 April 1744 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; his 1st wife.3,4 Sarah Downing died on 16 July 1745 at age 19.1,2 She was buried after 16 July 1745 at Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; From FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      Aug. 14, 1725
     Death:      Jul. 16, 1745, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     First Wife of Joshua Baldwin, daughter of Thomas & Thomsin Downing. Joshua & Sarah married April 7, 1744. She died in childbirth, having her daughter Sarah. She was their only child.
     Family links: Spouse: Joshua Baldwin (1721 - 1800)
     Note: Uwchlan Monthly Meeting
     Burial: Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
     Created by: L Evans
     Record added: Aug 16, 2015
     Find A Grave Memorial# 150839463.2
     She lived with Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer between 1718 and 1732 at Concord Township, Chester Co. (now Delaware Co.), Pennsylvania, USA; per Cope [1901] p. 96: "He was a taxable in Concord township 1718 to 1732."5,6

Sarah Downing Ashbridge House in Downingtown, PA.
http://www.downingtownhistoricalsociety.org/ash.htm.

Built in the early 1700's by the Baldwin family, the Ashbridge House is one of the earliest structures existing in Chester County. When Sarah Downing, daughter of Thomas Downing of Downingtown, married Joshua Baldwin, her father enlarged the house as a wedding present. The house remained in the family, now joined with the Sharpless and Ashbridge families, until 1953..

A kitchen was added in 1755 and an adjoining family dwelling in 1810. The house is the only building of historical significance left in the area of rapid commercial development on Lancaster Avenue. A double home, the dwelling is constructed of stone quarried nearby, with two living rooms, two kitchens with walk-in fireplaces, for a total of nine fireplaces with a summer kitchen and oven as a one-story extension..

The Downingtown Area Historical Society took title to the Ashbridge House in December 1999 with the goal of preserving the structure, restoring it and using the house as the Society's home. The society is working with the developers of Ashbridge Square, Downingtown Borough and East Caln Township to ensure that the building is preserved and interpreted for future generations of Chester County residents. circa 1735 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.7

Family

Joshua Baldwin b. 3 Nov 1721, d. 13 May 1800
Child

Citations

  1. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Sarah Downing Baldwin: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=150839463. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joshua Baldwin: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=150840895
  4. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 525 - marriage to Sarah Downing.
  5. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  6. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  7. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/35533858/person/20010923518/mediax/40a93b1e-2e7d-4054-a3f1-db83b659cffc?hf=AllHints&pn=2&hs=recent&oid=40a93b1e-2e7d-4054-a3f1-db83b659cffc&otid=65762246&msgparams=82676201369&opid=42143422969&pg=32880&pgpl=hf%7cpn%7chs. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  8. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I666

Thomazine Downing1

F, #8433, b. 15 August 1727, d. 19 October 1762
FatherThomas Downing b. 14 Dec 1691, d. 15 Jan 1772
MotherThomazine Beer b. 24 Aug 1692, d. c 1754
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV4
Last Edited27 May 2014
     Thomazine Downing was born on 15 August 1727 at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,3,1 She married Samuel Bond, son of Joseph Bond and Ann Shiers, on 29 April 1749 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Uwchlan Records:
"Samuel Bond married in 1749 Thomazine, daughter of Thomas Downing.4,5,1,6,7 Thomazine Downing died on 19 October 1762 at Moreland, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 35.1 She was buried on 22 October 1762 at Merlon Friends Burying Grounds, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
     Thomazine Downing First name spelled "Thamizan" and "Thamzin" in the Quaker records. EDV-4.

Thomazine Downing Thomazine m. Samuel Bond, son of Joseph, of Bristol, Bucks Co; settled in West Whiteland. Member Uwchlan Meeting. Children:
Ann (m. Robert Valentine)
Jane (m. Thomas Stalker, Jr.
Thomazine b. 1755 d. 1782 (m. George Spackman)
Hannah (m. 2nd cousin John McPherson of Virginia)
Joseph
Sarah (m 1793 at Hopewell, VA to Asa Moore.)8
Thomazine Downing was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature." with Joseph Bond at Citation. Thomazine Downing lived with Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer between 1718 and 1732 at Concord Township, Chester Co. (now Delaware Co.), Pennsylvania, USA; per Cope [1901] p. 96: "He was a taxable in Concord township 1718 to 1732."9,10

Family

Samuel Bond b. 19 Jun 1717, d. 11 Jan 1793
Children

Citations

  1. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Thomazine Downing: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385335. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  3. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I637
  4. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America (n.p.: Route 1
    Madison, CT, unknown publish date), p. 1.
  5. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I667
  6. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Samuel Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127371896
  7. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 185. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  8. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 484.
  9. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 96.
  10. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  11. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Joseph Edward Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127361005
  12. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I1313
  13. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Thelma Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357057
  14. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 184.
  15. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Thomazine Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391052
  16. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Sarah Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391060
  17. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Jane Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391062
  18. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Hannah Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391064

Samuel Downing

M, #8434, b. 11 June 1729
FatherThomas Downing b. 14 Dec 1691, d. 15 Jan 1772
MotherThomazine Beer b. 24 Aug 1692, d. c 1754
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Samuel Downing was buried at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He died at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died young.1 He was born on 11 June 1729 at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2
     Samuel Downing per Futhey and Cope, "History of Chester County": "...died young." He lived with Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer between 1718 and 1732 at Concord Township, Chester Co. (now Delaware Co.), Pennsylvania, USA; per Cope [1901] p. 96: "He was a taxable in Concord township 1718 to 1732."3,4

Citations

  1. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I638
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  3. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  4. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.

Joseph Downing1,2

M, #8435, b. 30 April 1734, d. 7 October 1804
FatherThomas Downing1 b. 14 Dec 1691, d. 15 Jan 1772
MotherThomazine Beer1 b. 24 Aug 1692, d. c 1754
Last Edited8 Feb 2017
     Joseph Downing was born on 30 April 1734 at Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, Sadsbury, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA; confirmed by Quaker record.2,1,3 He married Mary Trimble, daughter of James Trimble and Mary Palmer, on 9 October 1755 at Bradford Monthly Meeting, Marshallton, West Bradford Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Downings of Downingtown, PA (Ancestry) says m 9 Dec 1755, as does Find A Grave.2,4,1,5,3,6 Joseph Downing died on 7 October 1804 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 70; per Futhey & Cope [1881], p. 525 - died unmarried; confirmed by Quaker record.2,1,3 He was buried after 7 October 1804 at Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; From Find A Grave website: Joseph Downing
Birth:      Jun. 30, 1734
Sadsbury Meeting House
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:      Oct. 7, 1804
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Quaker. As a pacifist, his religion prevented him from serving during the Revolutionary War. However, he established a hospital for the American forces in his barn, and is listed as a Patriot in the DAR index for this service. Forty Revolutionary War soldiers are still buried on the grounds of the old homestead.
Joseph was the son of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer Downing, after whom Downingtown was named. He married Mary Trimble in 1755, by whom he had ten children: Thomas,Jane, Mary, Thomazine, Joseph, James, Sarah, Richard, and Ann.

Family links:
Spouse:
Mary Trimble Downing (1736 - 1807)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Ray Downing
Record added: Feb 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8374668.1

His estate was probated on 1 December 1804 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.7
     Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1768 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Ancestry - Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 #1
[on same page with John and Richard Downing]
     Name: Joseph Downing
     Year: 1768
     Town or Ward: East Caln
     County: Chester
     Archive Rollname: 322
     600 acres Buildings - Tax 2-14-0
     6 horses 10 cattle 30 sheep - Tax 0-15-6
     Total Tax: 3-9-6
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 322
Ancestry - Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 #2
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Year:     1768
     Town or Ward:     East Caln
     County:     Chester
     Archive Rollname:     322
     450 Acres & Dwelling - Tax: 2-5-0
     200 Acres woodland - Tax: 0-18-0
     6 horses 8 cows 25 sheep - Tax: 0-11-10
     Total Tax: 3-2-9
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 322
Ancestry - Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 #3
     p. 306, line 7
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Year:     1768
     Town or Ward:     East Caln
     County:     Chester
     Archive Rollname:     322
     450 Acres Land etc. - Tax: 2-5-0
     150 Acres woodland - Tax: 0-18-0
     6 horses 15 cows 5 sheep - Tax: 0-13-9
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 322
Ancestry - Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 #4
     p. 156, line 5
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Year:     1768
     Town or Ward:     East Caln
     County:     Chester
     Archive Rollname:     322
     600 Acres & Buildings - Tax: 2-14-0
     6 horses 9 Cattle 20 Sheep - Tax: 0-12-0
     1 Servant man - Tax: 0-2-3
     Total Tax: 3-8-3
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 322.8,9,10,11

Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1770 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name:     Joseph Downing
Gender:     M (Male)
State:     Pennsylvania
County:     Chester County
Town:     East Caln
Residence Year:     1770
Household Remarks:     Acres: 600; Horses: 6; Cattle: 10; Sheep: 30; Servants: 1.12 He was listed as a beneficiary in Thomas Downing's will on 28 February 1772 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825
Name: Richard Downing
Description: Son
Date: 9 Sep 1769
Prove Date: 28 Feb 1772
Remarks: Thomas Downing. East Caln. 9/9/1769. Feb. 28, 1772. Provides for wife Jane including £8 per year which she is entitled to out of her former husband's estate. To son-in-law Joshua Baldwin piece of ground along north side of Conestogoe Road paying to Executors £25. Having given to son William dwelling house and grist mill where he now lives and 150 acres in Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., I now give him his bond for £50. To son Joseph plantation in East Caln containing 492 acres purchased of Saml. Gilpin, also remainder of tract bought of Noble Butler containing between 50 and 60 acres in East Caln, also farming utensils. To son-in-law Saml. Bond tract of land in Whiteland known by the name of Thos. Blandfords. To son Richard grist and fulling mill in East Caln with tract of land belonging containing 230 acres, also water right reserved in deed of land to son John. Saw and hemp mill in East Caln to sons Richard, Joseph and John and son-in-law Saml. Bond in equal shares. To daughter Jane wife of John Roberts £50 having already advanced her. To son-in-law Saml. Bond £50. Having already advanced my daughter Sarah Baldwin deceased, I now give my granddaughter Sarah Baldwin £50. To Mary daughter of Thos. Alcott late of East Caln deceased £20 at 21. To Andrew Knox 10 acres of cleared land during life. Forgives all ""poor people of all the Book debts that may stand in my Book against them."" Executors: Sons Richard and Joseph.

Source Information: Lineages, Inc., comp.. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.13

Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1779 at Rates, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Ancestry - Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801
     p. 149, line 9
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Year:     1779
     Town or Ward:     East Caln
     County:     Chester
     Archive Rollname:     323
     600 Acres & Building 9000
     5 Horses 400
     10 Cattle 200
     Value 9600
     Tax: 320.00
     Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 323.14

Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1779 at PA Sept. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779
     Column 1, line 21
     Name: Joseph Downing
     Residence Year: 1779
     Residence Place: Bart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.15

Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1781 at Tax Roll, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Joseph Downing
600 Acres land & buildings
6 Horses
9 Cattle
20 Sheep
1 Servant man.16

Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1786 at Tax Roll, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801
Name: Joseph Downing
Year: 1786
Town or Ward: East Caln
County: Chester
Archive Rollname: 324
Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 324.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.17

Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1786 at PA Sept. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863
     Name:     28 Joseph Downing
     Residence Year:     1786
     Residence Place:     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania - p. 1.18

Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1790 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [This is could be Joseph 8435 given the number of females, but it seems that some of his daughters would have been married and gone by 1790.]
p. 56, Col 1, Line 4
     Name: Joseph Downing
     Home in 1790 (City, County, State): East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1 [aft 1774] Richard b 1775
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 4 [bef 1775] Joseph b 1734, Thomas b 1758, Joseph I. b 1769, and James b 1771
     Free White Persons - Females: 7 Mary b 1736, Jane b 1761, Mary b 1763, Thomazine b 1765, Sarah b 1773, Ann b 1778, 1 unknwon?
     Number of Household Members: 12.19

Joseph Downing and Mary Trimble appeared in the census of 1800 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 898, Line 35
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     1 [aft 1790] ?(grandson?)
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1775-84] Richard b1775
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     1 [1756-74] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     3 [bef 1755] Joseph b1734 Unknown? Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1 [1775-84] Ann b1778
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Mary b1736
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     5
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     1
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     5
     Number of Household Members:     13.20

Joseph Downing left a will on 10 July 1804 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825
Name: Joseph Downing
Title: Sr.
Description: Decedent
Residence: East Caln
Date: 10 Jul 1804
Prove Date: 1 Dec 1804
Remarks: Downing, Joseph, Sr. East Caln.
July 10, 1804: Dec. 1, 1804.
Provides for wife Mary. To son Thomas £400 and privilege of quarrying limestone from land devised to son Joseph.
To son Joseph 2 tracts of land, one in E. Caln on which he lives, containing 362 acres, 24 perches; the other in Uwchlan, described, containing 129 acres; subject to payment of £400 to Executors.
To son James 2 tracts of land, described, one in East Caln, containing 180 acres, 113 perches; the other in W. Bradford, containing 205 acres, 150 perches subject to payment of £400 to Executors and £150 to his mother.
To son Richard two tracts of land, described, - one in E. Caln containing 163 acres, 52 perches; the other in Uwchlan , containing 222 acres, 134 perches, subject to payment of £400 to Executors and £150 to his mother.
To children of daughter Jane Gordon deceased, Margaret, Hannah, John, and Joseph Gordon, £10 each.
Tract of land leased to John Mullen to be sold.
Residue to son Thomas and daughters Mary, Thomazin, Sarah and Ann.
Executors: Sons Thomas and Richard Downing.7

Family

Mary Trimble b. 8 Oct 1736, d. 4 Jul 1807
Children

Citations

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    Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 322.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
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    Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as 1781 PA Tax Roll Chester Co East Caln.
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  18. [S2504] Unknown household, Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, unknown location, unknown record info, unknown repository unknown repository address, Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=XO&msydy=1779&msypn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msypn=13290&msypn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&cpxt=0&uidh=v51&msydp=10&cp=12&pcat=CEN_1770&h=788227&recoff=9&db=PASeptennialCensus&indiv=1&ml_rpos=11
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  19. [S2491] Unknown household, 1790 1790 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Source Citation: Year: 1790; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 56; Image: 269; Family History Library Film: 0568148.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn_x=NP&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=NS&msydy=1790&msydy_x=1&msypn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msypn=13290&msypn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&msypn_x=XO&msypn__ftp_x=1&uidh=v51&pcat=USFEDCEN&h=298344&recoff=9&db=1790usfedcen&indiv=1&ml_rpos=3
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/5058/4185998_00269?pid=298344&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3frank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-c%26gsfn_x%3dNP%26gsln%3dDowning%26gsln_x%3dNS%26msydy%3d1790%26msydy_x%3d1%26msypn__ftp%3dEast%2bCaln%252c%2bChester%252c%2bPennsylvania%252c%2bUSA%26msypn%3d13290%26msypn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3244%257c41%257c0%257c583%257c13290%257c0%257c%26msypn_x%3dXO%26msypn__ftp_x%3d1%26uidh%3dv51%26pcat%3dUSFEDCEN%26h%3d298344%26recoff%3d9%26db%3d1790usfedcen%26indiv%3d1%26ml_rpos%3d3%26requr%3d2550866976735232%26ur%3d0&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
  20. [S2527] Unknown household, 1800 1800 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 898; Image: 276; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsln=downing&msrpn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msrpn=13290&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&dbOnly=_F0002915%7c_F0002915_x%2c_F0005106%7c_F0005106_x%2c_F0005107%7c_F0005107_x%2c_F0005140%7c_F0005140_x&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=4&h=385821&recoff=6&ml_rpos=5
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7590/4440863_00276?pid=385821&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3d1800usfedcenancestry%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26gsln%3ddowning%26msrpn__ftp%3dEast%2bCaln%252c%2bChester%252c%2bPennsylvania%252c%2bUSA%26msrpn%3d13290%26msrpn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3244%257c41%257c0%257c583%257c13290%257c0%257c%26dbOnly%3d_F0002915%257c_F0002915_x%252c_F0005106%257c_F0005106_x%252c_F0005107%257c_F0005107_x%252c_F0005140%257c_F0005140_x%26uidh%3dv51%26pcat%3d35%26fh%3d4%26h%3d385821%26recoff%3d6%26ml_rpos%3d5%26requr%3d2550866976735232%26ur%3d0&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
  21. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I587
  22. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I588
  23. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I589
  24. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I590
  25. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph I. Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=8374498&
  26. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I591
  27. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=11878771&
  28. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I592
  29. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I593
  30. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I594

Elizabeth Hunt

F, #8436, b. 1730
FatherRoger Hunt
MotherEsther Aston
Last Edited27 May 2014
     Elizabeth Hunt was born in 1730.1 She married John Downing, son of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer, on 5 March 1747 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; per Futhey and Cope, "History of Chester County", p. 525: "...before Thomas Cummings, Esq."2,3
     Elizabeth Hunt 'The Downings, Pennsylvania Quakers' shows mother's name as Mary. Data from Personal Ancestral File obtained on the LDS web site indicates marriage was performed by 'T. Cummings, Esq.'.1

Elizabeth Hunt (an unknown value.)4

Family

John Downing b. 18 Oct 1720, d. 20 Dec 1796
Children

Citations

  1. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  3. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I633
  4. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 525 - marriage to John Downing.
  5. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Samuel Downing: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26288158/person/12798825546?ssrc=. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.

Ellen John

F, #8437, b. 26 February 1718, d. 1765
FatherSamuel John
MotherMargaret (?)
Last Edited28 Dec 2016
     Ellen John was born on 26 February 1718 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married William Downing, son of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer, on 10 October 1741 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 Ellen John died in 1765 at Pennsylvania, USA.2
     Ellen John Records also show given name as Ellinor and Eleanor. Marriage data shows 'Uwchlan Meeting House'.2

Ellen John (an unknown value.)3

Family

William Downing b. 24 May 1722, d. 7 May 1788
Children

Citations

  1. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  2. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001.
  3. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 525: marriage to William Downing.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Sarah Downing Moore: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54839935. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  5. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, History and genealogy of the Harlan family and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan who settled in ChesterCounty, Pa. In 1687. (2 Volumes) (Baltimore, MD: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1914), Vol 1, p. 157. Hereinafter cited as Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA.

John Roberts

M, #8438, b. 15 August 1721, d. 4 November 1778
FatherJohn Roberts
Last Edited16 Jan 2017
     John Roberts was born on 15 August 1721.1,2 He married Jane Downing, daughter of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer, on 1 April 1743 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 John Roberts married Jane Downing, daughter of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer, on 1 June 1743 at Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3,4 John Roberts died on 4 November 1778 at age 57.5,2
     John Roberts 'John Roberts was a miller. He probably resided in the Great Valley, Chester County, PA, and also in Merion, Montgomery County, PA. He lost his life by reason of his adherence to the British cause during the Revolutionary War. He was taken prisoner whilst the British army occupied Philadelphia, 1777-78, and charged with acts inimical to the American cause, in which times of heated passions the calm and wise judgement was lost sight of in the struggle for success. Great efforts were made to save his life by his neighbors and friends, near and far, all petitioning in his behalf as a good citizen and conscientious man, but mistaken in his course. But it all did not avail and he suffered the extreme penalty of martial law.3'

John Roberts Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, Page 690.3

John Roberts (an unknown value.)6

Family

Jane Downing b. 6 Oct 1723, d. 29 Oct 1795
Children

Citations

  1. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America (n.p.: Route 1
    Madison, CT, unknown publish date), p. 1.
  2. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I663
  3. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001.
  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  5. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America, p. a.
  6. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525 - marriage to Jane Downing. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  7. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p.291.
  8. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Quaker record seen on Ancestry.com on 25 Nov 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=QuakerMeetMins&h=2352779&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1399&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=5058
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00060?pid=2352819&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3DQuakerMeetMins%26h%3D2352819%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DrKg1399%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D5058&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1399&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  9. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 1, p. 144. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).

Eliza B. Smith1

F, #8439, b. 24 April 1845, d. 27 March 1931
Last Edited13 Oct 2017
     Eliza B. Smith was born on 24 April 1845 at Georgia, USA.1 She married William Butler Hudson, son of Lynn Banks Hudson and Eliza Schooler, before 1873; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their son William was born in 1873.1 Eliza B. Smith died on 27 March 1931 at Fulton Co., Georgia, USA, at age 85.1 She was buried after 27 March 1931 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding Co., Georgia, USA; from Find A Grave:
     Birth:      Apr. 24, 1845, Georgia, USA
     Death:      Mar. 27, 1931, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
     Family links: Spouse: William Butler Hudson (1843 - 1902)*
     Children:
      William Butler Hudson (1873 - 1928)*
      Robbie C. Hudson (1878 - 1879)*
      Edwin Hammond Hudson (1882 - 1883)*
     Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
     Created by: Walk The Earth
     Record added: Oct 01, 2006
     Find A Grave Memorial# 15951657.1

Family

William Butler Hudson b. 19 Jun 1843, d. 7 Apr 1902

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Eliza B Smith Hudson: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15951657. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Samuel Bond1,2

M, #8440, b. 19 June 1717, d. 11 January 1793
FatherJoseph Bond2 b. 25 Sep 1679, d. 1 Dec 1729
MotherAnn Shiers3,2 b. 20 May 1681, d. 12 Jan 1733
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV4
Last Edited15 Oct 2016
     Samuel Bond was born on 19 June 1717 at Whiteland Friends Meeting, East Whiteland Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,2 He married Thomazine Downing, daughter of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer, on 29 April 1749 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Uwchlan Records:
"Samuel Bond married in 1749 Thomazine, daughter of Thomas Downing.4,5,6,1,2 Samuel Bond died on 11 January 1793 at Moreland, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 75.1 He was buried on 14 January 1793 at Merion Friends Burying Grounds, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
     Samuel Bond Samuel Bond is listed on Uwchlan tax lists from 1767 until at least 1785. He acquired trac 27, partly in Uwchlan, in 1760 and 1772 and sold it in 1791."5 EDV-4.
Reference: (an unknown value.)7
Samuel Bond was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature." with Joseph Bond at Citation. Samuel Bond was listed as a beneficiary in Thomas Downing's will on 28 February 1772 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825
Name: Richard Downing
Description: Son
Date: 9 Sep 1769
Prove Date: 28 Feb 1772
Remarks: Thomas Downing. East Caln. 9/9/1769. Feb. 28, 1772. Provides for wife Jane including £8 per year which she is entitled to out of her former husband's estate. To son-in-law Joshua Baldwin piece of ground along north side of Conestogoe Road paying to Executors £25. Having given to son William dwelling house and grist mill where he now lives and 150 acres in Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., I now give him his bond for £50. To son Joseph plantation in East Caln containing 492 acres purchased of Saml. Gilpin, also remainder of tract bought of Noble Butler containing between 50 and 60 acres in East Caln, also farming utensils. To son-in-law Saml. Bond tract of land in Whiteland known by the name of Thos. Blandfords. To son Richard grist and fulling mill in East Caln with tract of land belonging containing 230 acres, also water right reserved in deed of land to son John. Saw and hemp mill in East Caln to sons Richard, Joseph and John and son-in-law Saml. Bond in equal shares. To daughter Jane wife of John Roberts £50 having already advanced her. To son-in-law Saml. Bond £50. Having already advanced my daughter Sarah Baldwin deceased, I now give my granddaughter Sarah Baldwin £50. To Mary daughter of Thos. Alcott late of East Caln deceased £20 at 21. To Andrew Knox 10 acres of cleared land during life. Forgives all ""poor people of all the Book debts that may stand in my Book against them."" Executors: Sons Richard and Joseph.

Source Information: Lineages, Inc., comp.. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.8

Samuel Bond per Cope [1901] p. 185: "Samuel Bond and some of his children removed to Frederick Co., VA., early in 1791 in 1791 at Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.2

Family

Thomazine Downing b. 15 Aug 1727, d. 19 Oct 1762
Children

Citations

  1. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Samuel Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127371896. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 185. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Shiers: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385337
  4. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America (n.p.: Route 1
    Madison, CT, unknown publish date), p. 1.
  5. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I667
  6. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Thomazine Downing: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385335
  7. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525 - marriage to Thomazine Downing. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  8. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=chesterwills1713&h=1279&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=gr_t65762246_p42143422771_ktidz0q3d65762246z0q26pidz0q3d42143422771z0q26hidz0q3d82676201679z0q26dbidz0q3d4895z0q26rpidz0q3d1279z0q26hfz0q3dAllHintsz0q26pnz0q3d3z0q26hsz0q3drecentz0q26ssrcz0q3dgrz0q26pgz0q3d32880z0q26pgplz0q3dtidz0q257cpidz0q257chidz0q257cdbidz0q257crpidz0q257chfz0q257cpnz0q257chsz0q257cssrcz0q26pgpsz0q3d42143422771_h82676201679
  9. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Joseph Edward Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127361005
  10. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I1313
  11. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Thelma Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357057
  12. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 184.
  13. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Thomazine Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391052
  14. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Sarah Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391060
  15. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Jane Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391062
  16. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Hannah Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391064

Joseph Downing

M, #8441, b. 12 October 1731, d. March 1734
FatherThomas Downing b. 14 Dec 1691, d. 15 Jan 1772
MotherThomazine Beer b. 24 Aug 1692, d. c 1754
Last Edited3 Apr 2014
     Joseph Downing was buried at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He was born on 12 October 1731 at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,1 He died in March 1734 at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 2; died young.1,3
     Joseph Downing per Futhey and Cope, "History of Chester County": "...died young." He lived with Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer between 1718 and 1732 at Concord Township, Chester Co. (now Delaware Co.), Pennsylvania, USA; per Cope [1901] p. 96: "He was a taxable in Concord township 1718 to 1732."4,5

Citations

  1. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I639
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Joseph Downing: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/24619070/person/12579100807?ssrc=. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  5. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.

Mary Trimble1,2,3

F, #8442, b. 8 October 1736, d. 4 July 1807
FatherJames Trimble1,4,3,5 b. 24 Jun 1707, d. 21 Nov 1792
MotherMary Palmer1,4,5 b. c 1708
Last Edited8 Feb 2017
     Mary Trimble was born on 8 October 1736 at Providence Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA;      per Launey [2007:I:136]: "b. 8th of 8th mo, 1736 O.S."4,1,2,6 She married Joseph Downing, son of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer, on 9 October 1755 at Bradford Monthly Meeting, Marshallton, West Bradford Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Downings of Downingtown, PA (Ancestry) says m 9 Dec 1755, as does Find A Grave.4,1,7,2,3,6 Mary Trimble died on 4 July 1807 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 70; confirmed by Quaker record.4,1,2,3,6 She was buried after 4 July 1807 at Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; From Find A Grave website: Mary Trimble Downing
Birth:      Aug. 8, 1736
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:      Jul. 4, 1807
Caln
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Married 9 Dec 1755 Bradford Meeting, Chester, Pennsylvania to Joseph Downing.

To their union was born 9 children:
Thomas, Jane, Mary, Thomazine, Joseph, James, Sarah, Richard, and Ann Downing.

Family links:
Spouse:
Joseph Downing (1734 - 1804)

Burial:
Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Lauren Marie Westgate Ha...
Record added: Jun 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53386304.
     Reference: (an unknown value.)8

Mary Trimble and Joseph Downing appeared in the census of 1800 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 898, Line 35
     Name:     Joseph Downing
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     1 [aft 1790] ?(grandson?)
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1775-84] Richard b1775
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     1 [1756-74] Thomas b1758
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     3 [bef 1755] Joseph b1734 Unknown? Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1 [1775-84] Ann b1778
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Mary b1736
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     5
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     1
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     5
     Number of Household Members:     13.9

Family

Joseph Downing b. 30 Apr 1734, d. 7 Oct 1804
Children

Citations

  1. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Mary Trimble: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/57812509/person/48027846711. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Trimble Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53386304. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2670] Microfilm: unknown subject, by unknown photographer; unknown series; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Online Seen on Ancetry 2 June 2014 at http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00033/2351838?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dQuakerMeetMins%26h%3d2351838%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t36830070_p190108; unknown file name, p. 67.
  4. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  5. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 1, p. 136. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).
  6. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols), Volume 1, pp. 84, 136.
  7. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=8374668&
  8. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 525 - marriage to Joseph Downing.
  9. [S2527] Unknown household, 1800 1800 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 898; Image: 276; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsln=downing&msrpn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msrpn=13290&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&dbOnly=_F0002915%7c_F0002915_x%2c_F0005106%7c_F0005106_x%2c_F0005107%7c_F0005107_x%2c_F0005140%7c_F0005140_x&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=4&h=385821&recoff=6&ml_rpos=5
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7590/4440863_00276?pid=385821&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3d1800usfedcenancestry%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26gsln%3ddowning%26msrpn__ftp%3dEast%2bCaln%252c%2bChester%252c%2bPennsylvania%252c%2bUSA%26msrpn%3d13290%26msrpn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3244%257c41%257c0%257c583%257c13290%257c0%257c%26dbOnly%3d_F0002915%257c_F0002915_x%252c_F0005106%257c_F0005106_x%252c_F0005107%257c_F0005107_x%252c_F0005140%257c_F0005140_x%26uidh%3dv51%26pcat%3d35%26fh%3d4%26h%3d385821%26recoff%3d6%26ml_rpos%3d5%26requr%3d2550866976735232%26ur%3d0&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
  10. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I587
  11. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I588
  12. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I589
  13. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I590
  14. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph I. Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=8374498&
  15. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I591
  16. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=11878771&
  17. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I592
  18. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I593
  19. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I594

Mary Smedley1

F, #8443, b. between 3 April 1689 and 1690, d. 1772
FatherGeorge Smedley1,2,3 b. 1656, d. Mar 1722/23
MotherSarah Kitchin1,3 d. 16 Mar 1708/9
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE (#1)
Ancestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE (#2)
ReferenceEDV5
Last Edited6 May 2017
     Mary Smedley was born between 3 April 1689 and 1690; per Cope [1901:59]: "born 2 mo. 3, 1690."4 She married John Edge, son of John Edge Sr. and Jane Smedley, in October 1709; per Palmer [1910:II:689, footnote] and cope [1901:46]: "m. 8 mo. --, 1709."1,2,4 Mary Smedley married John Yarnall Sr., son of Francis Yarnall Sr. and Hannah Baker, on 7 November 1739 at Providence Friends Meeting, Media, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her 2nd hisband; his 3rd wife; per Launey [2007:II:163]: "m. 7th of 9th mo, 1739."5,1,6,4 Mary Smedley died in 1772; Futhey & Cope [1881] says d. 1781; Cope [1901:46] says "d. 1772."1,4
     EDV-5.

Mary Smedley (an unknown value.)7

Family 1

John Edge b. May 1685, d. Mar 1733/34
Children

Family 2

John Yarnall Sr. b. 24 Dec 1688, d. 1775

Citations

  1. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  2. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), Vol. 2, p. 678, footnote. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.
  3. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 33. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 46.
  5. [S1090] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:1626470, Barbara Munro (unknown location), downloaded updated 2 Nov 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1626470&id=I00393
  6. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 2, p. 163. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).
  7. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 525.
  8. [S3460] Samuel T. Wiley, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County (Philadelphia, PA: Gresham Publishing Co., 1893), p. 621. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  9. [S2493] LL. D. John W. Jordan, editor, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Its People (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Vol III, p. 1109. Hereinafter cited as Jordan [1914] History of Delaware Co PA.
  10. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 750.
  11. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 97.

Roger Hunt

M, #8444
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Roger Hunt married Esther Aston.1
     Roger Hunt "Roger Hunt kept a famous accout book of the 1759 Stanwix expedition to Ft. DuQuesne (see p. 54, Futhey and Cope). In 1739 Roger Hunt bought the east half of the original survey for Daniel Smith of 1,000 acres, 1702, right of purchase in England, of Downingtown. P. 607 Futhey and Cope says Roger Hunt was a commissary in the French and Indian War in the service of George III, and his descendants said he originally owned and laid out the city of Lancaster but allowed it to be sold for taxes. His wife was an Aston. The Hunt Mansion stil exists built 1727-8, and he received from the Astons large tracts on the Brandywine partly within Downingtown."1

Roger Hunt (an unknown value.)2

Family

Esther Aston
Child

Citations

  1. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I1102
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525 - "Roger and Esther Hunt, of East Caln". Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.

Esther Aston1

F, #8445
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Esther Aston married Roger Hunt.1
     Esther Aston (an unknown value.)2,3 Esther Aston was also known as Esther Or Mary.

Family

Roger Hunt
Child

Citations

  1. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I1102
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525 - gives name as Esther. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  3. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America (n.p.: Route 1
    Madison, CT, unknown publish date), p. 1, gives name as Mary.

Samuel John

M, #8446
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Samuel John (an unknown value.)1

Family

Margaret (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.

Margaret (?)

F, #8447
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Margaret (?) (an unknown value.)1

Family

Samuel John
Child

Citations

  1. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.

Margaret Halliday1

F, #8448
Last Edited26 May 2014
     Margaret Halliday and William Downing were divorced; N.2 Margaret Halliday married Samuel Miller, son of Gayen Miller and Margaret Henderson, on 29 April 1732 at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her 1st husband.3,4,5 Margaret Halliday married William Downing, son of Thomas Downing and Thomazine Beer, on 19 December 1765 at New Garden Meeting, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her 2nd husband.6,3,5
     Margaret Halliday Margaret was married first to Samuel Miller, 29 Apr 1732, then to William. No issue known from this 2nd marriage.2

Family 1

Samuel Miller b. 14 Apr 1711, d. Nov 1764

Family 2

William Downing b. 24 May 1722, d. 7 May 1788

Citations

  1. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I634
  2. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001.
  3. [S1046] e-mail address, updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I1397
  4. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), pp. 659-660. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  5. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 96. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  6. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 525.

Elizabeth Bohon1

F, #8449, b. 1847, d. 18 March 1929
Last Edited13 Oct 2017
     Elizabeth Bohon was born in 1847.1 She married Lynn Washington Hudson, son of Lynn Banks Hudson and Eliza Schooler, before 1868; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their daughter Florence was born in 1868.1 Elizabeth Bohon died on 18 March 1929.1 She was buried after 18 March 1929 at Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle Co., Kentucky, USA; from Find A Grave:
     Birth:      1847
     Death:      Mar. 18, 1929
     Family links: Spouse: Lynn Washington Hudson (1846 - 1933)*
     Children:
      Florence Hudson Knight (1868 - 1920)*
      William Banks Hudson (1875 - 1953)*
     Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
     Created by: Charlotte Raley McConaha
     Record added: Mar 11, 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial# 86584778.1

Family

Lynn Washington Hudson b. 8 Dec 1846, d. 29 Sep 1933

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Elizabeth Bohon Hudson: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86584778. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

James Trimble1

M, #8450, b. 24 June 1707, d. 21 November 1792
FatherWilliam Trimble
Last Edited8 Feb 2017
     James Trimble was born on 24 June 1707 at co. Antrim, Ireland; per Palmer [1910:II:673]: "b. on Midsummer Eve. 4 mo. (June O. S.) 24, 1707, in the county of Antrim, Ireland."2,1 He married Mary Palmer, daughter of John Palmer Sr. and Mary (?), on 3 December 1735 at Concord Meeting, Concordville Townshp, Delaware Co. (Chester Co. bef 1789), Pennsylvania, USA;      per Launey [2007:I:136]" "m. 3rd of 10th mo, 1735."3,4 James Trimble died on 21 November 1792 at Bradford Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 85.2,4
     Reference:      per Futhey and Cope, "History of Chester County", p. 525: "...James and Mary (Palmer) Trinble, of West Bradford"

     perPalmer [1901:II:673]: "He arrived in this country in company with his brothers in 1729, and probably remained with or near them for some time, though nothing is known of his doings until we find "At a Monthly meeting held at Concord meeting-house ye 5 day of ye 3 month 1735, James Trimble desires to joyn himself to friends and come under their care which is approve of." at Citation.5,2

James Trimble and Mary Palmer lived at West Bradford Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.5

James Trimble immigrated in 1729;      per Palmer [1901:II:673]: "He arrived in this country in company with his brothers in 1729, and probably remained with or near them for some time, though nothing is known of his doings until we find "At a Monthly meeting held at Concord meeting-house ye 5 day of ye 3 month 1735, James Trimble desires to joyn himself to friends and come under their care which is approve of."
     per Launey [2007:I:136] "arrived in Pennsylvania in 1719."2,1

James Trimble lived on 5 May 1735 at Concord Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania (now Delaware), USA.2

James Trimble lived after 1738 at Bradford Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA;      per Launey [2007:I:136]: "Family removed to Gradford after the birth of their second child in 1738."4

Family

Mary Palmer b. c 1708
Children

Citations

  1. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 1, p. 136. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).
  2. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), Vol. 2, p. 673. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, James Trimble: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/57812509/person/48027846793. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols), Volume 1, pp. 84, 136.
  5. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  6. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Mary Trimble: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/57812509/person/48027846711
  7. [S2670] Microfilm: unknown subject, by unknown photographer; unknown series; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Online Seen on Ancetry 2 June 2014 at http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00033/2351838?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dQuakerMeetMins%26h%3d2351838%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t36830070_p190108; unknown file name, p. 67.
  8. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer, Vol. 2, p. 677.
  9. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer, Vol. 2, p. 686.

Mary Palmer1

F, #8451, b. circa 1708
FatherJohn Palmer Sr.2,1 d. bt 22 Feb 1740 - 16 Jul 1742
MotherMary (?)1 d. bt 28 May 1744 - 18 May 1745
Last Edited8 Feb 2017
     Mary Palmer was born circa 1708;      per Palmer [1901:II:673]: "...being younger than Ann [her sister], was probably b. about 17098, but the entire record concerning her age seems to have been lost."2 She married James Trimble, son of William Trimble, on 3 December 1735 at Concord Meeting, Concordville Townshp, Delaware Co. (Chester Co. bef 1789), Pennsylvania, USA;      per Launey [2007:I:136]" "m. 3rd of 10th mo, 1735."3,4
     Mary Palmer and James Trimble lived at West Bradford Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.5

Mary Palmer (an unknown value.)5

Family

James Trimble b. 24 Jun 1707, d. 21 Nov 1792
Children

Citations

  1. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 1, p. 84. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).
  2. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, compiler, A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John and Mary Palmer of Concord, Chester (now Delaware) Co., PA: New Edition. 2 volumes (West Chester, PA: Chester Times, 1910), Vol. 2, p. 673. Hereinafter cited as Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, James Trimble: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/57812509/person/48027846793. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols), Volume 1, pp. 84, 136.
  5. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 525. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  6. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Mary Trimble: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/57812509/person/48027846711
  7. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols), Volume 1, p. 136.
  8. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer, Vol. 2, p. 677.
  9. [S3503] Lewis Palmer, Palmer [1910] Desc of John & Mary Palmer, Vol. 2, p. 686.

Charles Downing1,2

M, #8452, b. 9 December 1837, d. 10 November 1910
FatherCharles Downing1,3,2 b. 16 Oct 1798, d. 3 May 1863
MotherAnn Trimble1,2 b. 28 Jul 1803, d. 2 Dec 1863
Last Edited31 Dec 2016
     Charles Downing was born on 9 December 1837 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.4,2 He married Thomazine T. Zook, daughter of Elhanan Zook and Sarah Downing Trimble, on 29 March 1893 at West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her 2nd husband, "Mrs. Thomazine T Wills was married before and marriage was dissolved by death of her husband, more than ten years ago."5,2,6 Charles Downing died on 10 November 1910 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 72.4 He was buried on 14 November 1910 at Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; per Find A Grave: Charles Downing
Birth:      Dec. 9, 1837
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:      Nov. 10, 1910
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

The son of Charles and Ann Trimble Downing, Charles was the first President of the Downingtown National Bank. A bachelor most of his life, he eventually married Thomazine Zook, widow of George Wills, on 29 March 1893. There was no issue of the marriage.
Photo of grave marker by Doug Downing, 2005.

Family links: Spouse: Thomazin T Zook Downing (1847 - 1931)*

Burial: Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Ray Downing
Record added: Jun 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11134339
------------------------------------------
Posted on Find A Grave website:
From The Philadelphia Inquirer, Obituary: Saturday, 12 November 1910, Philadelphia Inquirer, Volume 163, Issue 135, Page 14, Column 4: "DOWNING -- At his residence in east Downingtown, on Fifth day, Eleventh Month 10th, 1910, CHARLES DOWNING, aged 73 years. Funeral services at Downingtown Friends Meeting House on Second-day, Eleventh Month 14th, at 10.30 AM. Trains will be met at Downingtown Station."4
     Charles Downing was listed as a resident in Charles Downing and Ann Trimble's household in the census report in 1840 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; (1 of 12 DOWNING households on this page, plus 1 VALENTINE)
p. 84, Line 5
     Name: Charles Downing
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State): East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 [aft 1835] Charles b 1837
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 [1826-30] Daniel b1834
     Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [1791-1800] Charles b1798
     Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 [1831-35] Sarah b1832
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 [1826-1830] Mary b1828
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 [1801-1810] Ann (Trimble) b1803
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
     Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 2
     Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
     Total Free White Persons: 6
     Total Free Colored Persons: 1
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7.7

Charles Downing was listed as a resident in Charles Downing and Ann Trimble's household in the census report on 21 August 1850 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 249-B, lines 17-27, dwelling 284, family 289
     17 DOWNING, Charles 51 [1799] M Farmer $4000 Chester Co PA
     18 " , Ann T 47 [1803] F Buck Co PA
     19 " , Mary 22 [1828] F Chester Co PA
     20 " , Sallie 18 [1832] F Chester Co PA
     21 " , Charles 12 [1838] M Chester Co PA at school
     22 " , Joseph R. 9 [1841] M Chester Co PA
     23 " , Edward 6 [1844] M Chester Co PA
     24 WUDGDEN, William 14 [1836] M Phila PA at school
     25 SHANK, Ann T 10 [1840] F Chester Co PA at school
     26 DOWNING, Joseph R. 85 [1795] M None $22,000 Chester Co PA
     27 " , George A. 48 [1802] M Farmer Chester Co PA.8

Charles Downing was listed as a resident in Charles Downing and Ann Trimble's household in the census report on 12 June 1860 at U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 91, lines 11-20, dwelling 2, family 2
     11 DOWNING, Charles 62 [1798] M Farmer $12,000 $17,000 Chester Co PA
     12 " , Ann T 57 [1803] F Bucks Co. PA
     13 " , Mary 32 [1828] F Chester Co PA
     14 " , Charles 22 [1838] M Chester Co PA
     15 " , Joseph R. 19 [1841] M Chester Co PA
     16 " , Edward 16 [1844] M Chester Co PA attended school
     17 " , George A. 53 [1807] M Farm Labourer $1200 Chester Co PA
     18 WILLIAMS, Letitia A 23 [1837] F Mulatto domestick Chester Co PA
     19 LLOYD, Ann 16 [1844] F Mulatto domestick Chester Co PA
     20 " , Hannah 9 [1851] F domestick New York PA attended school.9

Charles Downing was listed as a resident in Samuel J. Downing's household in the census report on 28 June 1870 at U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 74-A, line 14-21, dwelling 123, family 134
     14 DOWNING, Samuel J. 75 [1795] M W Retired Farmer $5,000 $1,500 PA
     15 " , Ann W 32 [1838] F W Keeping House PA
     16 " , Elizabeth 92 [1778] Retired Lady $4000 PA
     17 " , Charles 32 [1838] M W Retired $10,000 PA
     18 " , Ellen 31 [1839] F W PA
     19 MERIDITH, Elizabeth 44 [1826] F W Retired Lady $5,000 PA
     20 RICHARDSON, Susan 50 [1820] F W Domestic Servant PA
     21 " , Henry 15 [1855] M W Labourer PA.10

Charles Downing was listed as a resident in Sarah "Sallie" T. (Trimble?) Downing's household in the census report on 9 June 1880 at U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 179-D, lines 34-41, Dwelling 233, Family 242
     34 HOOPES, Sallie W F 47 [1833 Widowed Keeping House PA PA PA
     35 " , Susan W F 24 [1856] Daughter Single Bank Clerk PA PA PA
     36 " , Frank T. W M 19 [1861] Son Single At Home KS PA PA
     37 " , Joseph W M 16 p1864] Son Single At Home Attended School KS PA PA
     38 DOWNING, Jos R. W M 39 [1841] Brother Single Bank Cashier PA PA PA
     39 " , Chas. W M 42 [1838] Brother Single Bank Cashier PA PA PA
     40 MEREDITH, Elizabeth W F 53 [1827 Boarder Single At Home PA PA PA
     41 BROWN, Sara L. Black F 19 [1861] Servant Single Does House Work PA PA PA.11

Charles Downing and Thomazine T. Zook appeared in the census of 11 June 1900 at 363 Washington Avenue, U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 7-A, lines 42-44, dwelling 145, family 145
     42 DOWNING, Charles Head W M Dec 1836 63 Married PA PA PA Bank Clerk
     43 " , Tamza Wife W F Dec 1847 52 (53?
) Married 2-children-born 1-child-living PA PA PA
     44 WILLS, Elizabeth H. Step Daughter W F Oct. 1822 ww Single PA PA PA.12

Charles Downing and Thomazine T. Zook appeared in the census of 26 July 1910 at 355 East Washington Ave., U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 8-B, lines 85-87, dwelling 109, family 118
     85 DOWNING, Charles Head M W 72 [1838] Married 1x 14 yrs PA PA PA Assistant Cashier Bank
     86 " , Thamazine D. Wife F W 62 [1848] Mrried 2x 1-child-born 1-child-living PA PA PA None
     86 " , Elizabeth H. Step Daughter F W 32 Single PA PA PA None.13

Family

Thomazine T. Zook b. 22 Dec 1847, d. 22 Oct 1931

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Charles Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=1184903&GRid=11134386&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 299. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 526. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Charles Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=1184903&GRid=11134339&
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Marriage certificate found on Find A Grage website of Charles Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=1184903&GRid=11134339&
  6. [S2791] Marriage License #3666 for Charles DOWNING and Thomazine Wills Zook, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Lic Charles DOWNING Thomazine ZOOK WILLS.
  7. [S2349] Unknown household, 1840 1840 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 453; Page: 84; Image: 173; Family History Library Film: 0020542.
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=XO&msydy=1840&msypn__ftp=Chester+County%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msypn=583&msypn_PInfo=7-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c0%7c0%7c&cpxt=0&uidh=v51&cp=12&pcat=CEN_1840&h=2784993&recoff=9&db=1840usfedcenancestry&indiv=1&ml_rpos=2
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  8. [S2348] Unknown household, 1850 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_766; Page: 249B; Image: 69
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=449101
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191089-00069?pid=449101&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg307%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsln%3Ddowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msrpn__ftp%3DEast%2520Caln,%2520Chester,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D13290%26msrpn_PInfo%3D8-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C13290%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D8%26h%3D449101%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D9&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg307&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  9. [S2352] Richard R Downing, 15 June 1860 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Post Office: Downingtown, unknown repository Roll: M653-1091; Page 97; Image 102; FHC Film 805091, Year: 1860; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1091; Page: 91; Image: 96; Family History Library Film: 805091
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=3411236
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288524_00096?pid=3411236&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D3411236&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  10. [S3472] Unknown household, 1870 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Year: 1870; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 74A; Image: 108771; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=7812529
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00152?pid=9692934&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg415%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msrpn__ftp%3DDowningtown,%2520Chester,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D13287%26msrpn_PInfo%3D8-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C13287%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D9692934%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg415&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  11. [S2344] Sarah G. Downing (8211), 8 June 1880 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Enumeration District 79, unknown repository Roll: 1115; FHC Film 1255115; Page 177c; Image 0139, Year: 1880; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1115; Family History Film: 1255115; Page: 179D; Enumeration District: 079; Image: 0144
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=50028238
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/6742/4244285-00146?pid=50028475&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg416%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1880usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msrpn__ftp%3DDowningtown,%2520Chester,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D13287%26msrpn_PInfo%3D8-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C13287%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D3%26h%3D50028475%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D4&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg416&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  12. [S3462] Unknown household, 1900 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Year: 1900; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1392; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0056; FHL microfilm: 1241392
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&indiv=try&h=46345836
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7602/004115058_00571?pid=46345836&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1900usfedcen%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D46345836&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=004115058_00571
  13. [S3450] Unknown household, 1910 1910 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Year: 1910; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1327; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 1375340
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=24209959
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7884/4449763_00957?pid=24209959&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg481%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1910uscenindex%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DCharles%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msbdy%3D1837%26msbpn__ftp%3DChester%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msbpn%3D583%26msbpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn__ftp%3DChester%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D583%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D24209959%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg481&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Joseph R. Downing1,2,3

M, #8453, b. 26 June 1841, d. 10 March 1917
FatherCharles Downing1,2,4 b. 16 Oct 1798, d. 3 May 1863
MotherAnn Trimble1,2,3 b. 28 Jul 1803, d. 2 Dec 1863
Last Edited8 Oct 2016
     Joseph R. Downing was born on 26 June 1841 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,3 He died on 10 March 1917 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 75.2 He was buried after 10 March 1917 at Downingtown Friends Burial Ground, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; From Find A Grave website: Joseph R. Downing
Birth:      Jun. 26, 1841
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:      Mar. 10, 1917
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Charles Downing and Ann Trimble Downing. He was an officer of the Downingtown National Bank from 1863 to 1904. Served briefly with the 123rd Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War. Joseph did not marry.

Burial:
Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery
Downingtown
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Ray Downing
Record added: Oct 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11898898.2
     Joseph R. Downing appeared in the census at 406 Lancaster Avenue, U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 10-A, lines 48, dwelling 211, family 213
     48 DOWNING, Joseph R. Head W M May 1841 59 single PA PA PA Bank President.5

Joseph R. Downing was listed as a resident in Charles Downing and Ann Trimble's household in the census report on 21 August 1850 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 249-B, lines 17-27, dwelling 284, family 289
     17 DOWNING, Charles 51 [1799] M Farmer $4000 Chester Co PA
     18 " , Ann T 47 [1803] F Buck Co PA
     19 " , Mary 22 [1828] F Chester Co PA
     20 " , Sallie 18 [1832] F Chester Co PA
     21 " , Charles 12 [1838] M Chester Co PA at school
     22 " , Joseph R. 9 [1841] M Chester Co PA
     23 " , Edward 6 [1844] M Chester Co PA
     24 WUDGDEN, William 14 [1836] M Phila PA at school
     25 SHANK, Ann T 10 [1840] F Chester Co PA at school
     26 DOWNING, Joseph R. 85 [1795] M None $22,000 Chester Co PA
     27 " , George A. 48 [1802] M Farmer Chester Co PA.6

Joseph R. Downing was listed as a resident in Charles Downing and Ann Trimble's household in the census report on 12 June 1860 at U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 91, lines 11-20, dwelling 2, family 2
     11 DOWNING, Charles 62 [1798] M Farmer $12,000 $17,000 Chester Co PA
     12 " , Ann T 57 [1803] F Bucks Co. PA
     13 " , Mary 32 [1828] F Chester Co PA
     14 " , Charles 22 [1838] M Chester Co PA
     15 " , Joseph R. 19 [1841] M Chester Co PA
     16 " , Edward 16 [1844] M Chester Co PA attended school
     17 " , George A. 53 [1807] M Farm Labourer $1200 Chester Co PA
     18 WILLIAMS, Letitia A 23 [1837] F Mulatto domestick Chester Co PA
     19 LLOYD, Ann 16 [1844] F Mulatto domestick Chester Co PA
     20 " , Hannah 9 [1851] F domestick New York PA attended school.7

Joseph R. Downing was listed as a resident in Theresa Miller's household in the census report on 30 June 1870 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 77-B, lines 5-12, dwelling 160, family 175
     5 DOWNING, Theresa M. 74 [1796] F W Keepinghouse $18,000 $40,000 PA
     6 " , Emily 28 F W PA
     7 GILLIN , Philip 36 [1834] M W Farmhand Ireland
     8 DOWNING, John R. 29 [1841 M W Cashier (Bank) $15,000 $25,000 PA
     9 SCHOLAR, John 22 [1848] M W Lbourer Ireland
     10 FITZGERALD, John 40 [1830] M W Labourer Ireland
     11 GOSGROVE, Bridget 26 [1844] F W Domestic Servant Ireland
     12 CALAHAN, Kate 19 [1851] F W Domestic Servant Ireland.8

Joseph R. Downing was listed as a resident in Sarah "Sallie" T. (Trimble?) Downing's household in the census report on 9 June 1880 at U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 179-D, lines 34-41, Dwelling 233, Family 242
     34 HOOPES, Sallie W F 47 [1833 Widowed Keeping House PA PA PA
     35 " , Susan W F 24 [1856] Daughter Single Bank Clerk PA PA PA
     36 " , Frank T. W M 19 [1861] Son Single At Home KS PA PA
     37 " , Joseph W M 16 p1864] Son Single At Home Attended School KS PA PA
     38 DOWNING, Jos R. W M 39 [1841] Brother Single Bank Cashier PA PA PA
     39 " , Chas. W M 42 [1838] Brother Single Bank Cashier PA PA PA
     40 MEREDITH, Elizabeth W F 53 [1827 Boarder Single At Home PA PA PA
     41 BROWN, Sara L. Black F 19 [1861] Servant Single Does House Work PA PA PA.9 Joseph R. Downing was President of Downingtown National Bank in April 1889 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3

Joseph R. Downing appeared in the census of 23 April 1910 at East Lancaster Avenue, U. S. Census, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 6-B, line 55, dwelling, 53, family 62
     55 DOWNING, Joseph R. Head M W 68 [1842] Single PA PA PA President Bank.10

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Charles Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=1184903&GRid=11134386&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Joseph R. Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=1184903&GRid=11898898&
  3. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 299. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  4. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 526. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  5. [S3462] Unknown household, 1900 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Year: 1900; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1392; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0056; FHL microfilm: 1241392
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&indiv=try&h=46346142
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    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=449101
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  7. [S2352] Richard R Downing, 15 June 1860 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Post Office: Downingtown, unknown repository Roll: M653-1091; Page 97; Image 102; FHC Film 805091, Year: 1860; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1091; Page: 91; Image: 96; Family History Library Film: 805091
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=3411236
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    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=2140435
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00159?pid=2140435&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26h%3D2140435%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DrKg374%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D1127&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg374&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true
  9. [S2344] Sarah G. Downing (8211), 8 June 1880 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Enumeration District 79, unknown repository Roll: 1115; FHC Film 1255115; Page 177c; Image 0139, Year: 1880; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1115; Family History Film: 1255115; Page: 179D; Enumeration District: 079; Image: 0144
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=50028238
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/6742/4244285-00146?pid=50028475&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg416%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1880usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msrpn__ftp%3DDowningtown,%2520Chester,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D13287%26msrpn_PInfo%3D8-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C13287%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D3%26h%3D50028475%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D4&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg416&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  10. [S3450] Unknown household, 1910 1910 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Year: 1910; Census Place: Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1327; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 1375340
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=24209895
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7884/4449763_00953?pid=24209895&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg481%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1910uscenindex%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DCharles%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msbdy%3D1837%26msbpn__ftp%3DChester%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msbpn%3D583%26msbpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn__ftp%3DChester%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D583%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D2%26h%3D24209895%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D3&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg481&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Cora Parke Downing1,2

F, #8454, b. 19 February 1828, d. 12 March 1837
FatherWilliam Worrell Downing1,2 b. 29 Dec 1791, d. 13 Feb 1873
MotherMary Parke Mason1,2 b. 18 Feb 1799, d. 30 Nov 1871
Last Edited2 Jun 2014
     Cora Parke Downing was born on 19 February 1828 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,2 She died on 12 March 1837 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 9.1,2 She was buried after 12 March 1837 at Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
     Cora Parke Downing From Find A Grave: "She was the fourth of five children, but died young.1 "

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Cora Parke Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=1184903&GRid=11381807&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 297. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.

John Roberts

M, #8455
Last Edited29 May 2001
     John Roberts (an unknown value.)1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America (n.p.: Route 1
    Madison, CT, unknown publish date), p. 1.

Joseph Bond1,2

M, #8456, b. 25 September 1679, d. 1 December 1729
FatherJames Bond4,2 b. 7 Mar 1642, d. 14 Feb 1722
MotherAnn Pool3,2 b. 11 May 1643, d. 14 Feb 1718
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV5
Last Edited15 Oct 2016
     Joseph Bond was born on 25 September 1679 at Wrose, Bradford, Yorkshire, England.1,2 He married Ann Shiers on 18 June 1703 at Bradford, Yorkshire, England.5,2 Joseph Bond died on 1 December 1729 at Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 50.1 He was buried on 4 December 1729 at Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
     Joseph Bond from Beers [1898:69ff]: "Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature." at Citation. EDV-5.
Reference: (an unknown value.)6 He was per Cope [1901]: "Joseph Bond, of Wrose, near Bradford, in Yorkshire, Eng., with Ann his wife, bought a certificate from Friends at Brihouse Mo. Meeting, dated 6 mo. 8, 1709, and presented it to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting."2

Joseph Bond immigrated in 1709/10 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA; U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name: Joseph Bond
Arrival Year: 1709-1710
Arrival Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Family Members: Wife & Child
Source Publication Code: 5924
Primary Immigrant: Bond, Joseph
Annotation: Certificates of removal from the different meetings of the congregations of Friends to which the immigrants had belonged in other countries. Supplemented by no. 3313, Hull.
Source Bibliography: MYERS, ALBERT COOK. Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750; Being a List of Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends. Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, 1902. 131p. Reprint of 2nd ed. (1902) by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1957.
Page: 45
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.7

Family

Ann Shiers b. 20 May 1681, d. 12 Jan 1733
Children

Citations

  1. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Joseph Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385334. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 185. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Pool: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385333
  4. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, James Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385336
  5. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Shiers: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385337
  6. [S693] Helen F. Snow, "The Downings, Penn Quakers", ms (mimeo), no date, provided by Ross W. Downing, Downing Family Historical Society of America (n.p.: Route 1
    Madison, CT, unknown publish date), p. 1: "Joseph of Bristol, Bucks Co."
  7. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Viewed April 27, 2014: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=pili354&h=3319314&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=gr_t68721256_p42186599133_ktidz0q3d68721256z0q26pidz0q3d42186599133z0q26hidz0q3d82817185241z0q26dbidz0q3d7486z0q26rpidz0q3d3319314z0q26hfz0q3dAllHintsz0q26pnz0q3d2z0q26hsz0q3drecentz0q26ssrcz0q3dgrz0q26pgz0q3d32880z0q26pgplz0q3dtidz0q257cpidz0q257chidz0q257cdbidz0q257crpidz0q257chfz0q257cpnz0q257chsz0q257cssrcz0q26pgpsz0q3d42186599133_h82817185241. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  8. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Joseph Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391038
  9. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391035
  10. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Mary Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391036
  11. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Hannah Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127391037

Ann Thelma Bond1,2

F, #8457, b. 29 October 1752, d. 2 October 1843
FatherSamuel Bond3,1,6,2,5 b. 19 Jun 1717, d. 11 Jan 1793
MotherThomazine Downing3,1,4,2,5 b. 15 Aug 1727, d. 19 Oct 1762
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV3
Last Edited18 Dec 2016
     Ann Thelma Bond was born in 1750.7 She was born on 29 October 1752 at West Whiteland Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.8,1,2,5 She married Robert Valentine Jr., son of Robert Valentine Sr. and Rachel Edge, on 27 May 1773 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.9,2,5 Ann Thelma Bond died on 2 October 1843 at Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 90.7,1,2
     Ann Thelma Bond was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature." with Joseph Bond at Citation. EDV-3.
Ann Thelma Bond was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "VALENTINE. The Valentines of Bellefonte and their connections have descended from early and historic families of the State. The Valentine family is in direct line of descent from Robert Valentine (1), who died in 1651. His wife was Elizabeth Warren, a native of Lambstown, County Wexford, Ireland, whose death occurred in Ballynocassick in 1695. Their son, George, of Bally Brummel. County Carlow, Ireland, had a son Thomas, who in 1715 married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hooper) Parke, of Battytean, County Carlow, and became the progenitor of the family in America. He was born in 1693, and about 1720 came to America, locating in Chester County, Penn. Later he moved into what became Montgomery County of the same State, where his death occurred in 1747. Thomas Parke appears to have been a farmer in Ireland, owning in 1720 land in Ballileau, Ballaghmore and Coolissnactah. In 1724 he came to America bringing with him his family, and located in the great valley on the west side of what is now Downington, where he had purchased 500 acres of land. He died January 31,1738, and his widow on June 2 1, 1749. He was an elder in Caln Meeting, and esteemed by Friends.
     Thomas Valentine and family were Friends, and identified with the Kilconnor Monthly Meeting in Ireland. Of their children, Robert, a native of Bally Brummel, Ireland, married, in 1747, Rachel Edge, of Providence, Chester Co., Penn., and his son Robert, born in 1752, married, in 1773 , Ann Bond. Robert, the son of the emigrant, became a recommended minister in 1764, and traveled considerably in that capacity, including a visit to Great Britain at the close of the Revolutionary war. John Edge, the maternal grandfather of Rachel Edge, came to the country from St. Andrews, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, England, and settled in Nether Providence about the year 1685. He was an earnest member of the Society of Friends. He had been subjected to heavy fines and imprisonment in his native county for refusing to act contrary to his
conscientious scruples, and on one occasion had to stand public trial.
     From Robert Valentine and Ann Bond came descendants of the name in Centre County. Their children were: Robert married Elizabeth Downing; George married Mary Downing; Samuel and Jacob D. died unmarried; Reuben B. married Sarah Downing; Abraham S. married Clarissa Miles; Bond married Lydia Fairlamb; Thomazine married Reuben Miller: and Rachael married Maj. Jonathan Kersley, of Detroit, Mich. Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature.
     In 1815, Samuel, Jacob D., George, Reuben B., Abram S., and Bond Valentine, sons of Robert and Ann Bond, came from Chester county to Centre county, accompanied by Jacob Thomas, and leased the old Dunlop iron furnace erected by John Dunlop in 1802, and in 1821 purchased it. Mr. Thomas withdrew in 1817, and was succeeded by his son, William A. Thomas. They were all iron-masters, and for years were largely identified with the development of the iron interests of Centre County. They built additional forges and in 1824 built the first rolling mill in Centre County. In 1842 they abandoned the old furnace, and built one just outside of the borough of Bellefonte. Many of the sons of these men succeeded them to the business, and some are still connected with it. Referring to these men who built the first Friends Meeting House at Bellefonte, and who by birth were members of the Society, a writer says: "The rise of the Friends Meeting in Bellefonte seems worthy of some notice. It was established by four or five men, who, making no especial profession of religion, yet yielded to a simple apprehension of duty, and built a house for the worship of God. All of them became faithful humble followers of the Lord Jesus, and to one of them was committed the ministry of the Gospel of Christ. Friends Meeting is still regularly held in Bellefonte, and is largely composed of the descendants of those who established it." Of the Valentine brothers who came to Centre County, George, born in East Caln, September I, 1788, died in Bellefonte, July 13, 1857, married Mary Downing, born in Philadelphia, January 22, 1792, died January 27, 1879. issue: (1) Jacob Downing, born at Bellefonte October 4, 1823, died September 16, 1896, in the house in which he was born, it being one of the first houses built in Bellefonte. He was an iron-master, "upright and honest, and lived in accordance with the Quaker faith." He married Deborah Downing, a daughter of Richard and Sarah G. (Mount) Downing, issue: George, Jacob, Louise, Ellen and Robert. (2) Sarah married Dr. George Fox. (3) Eliza married Thomas S. Downing. (4) Reuben B., born in Bellefonte in 1829, where he died in 1871, was an iron-master, and one of the most successful managers of the Valentine Iron Works. He was also engaged extensively in farming, and was a conscientious and upright member of the Society of Friends. In 1857 he married Mary B. Jacobs, who was born at East Whiteland, Chester Co., Penn., a daughter of Joseph and Ann (Bowen) Jacobs, issue: Mary and Emily (deceased); Anna J; Julia (deceased); and Caroline M. (5) Caroline married Thompson Millikin. (6) George married Emily Jacobs (a sister of Mary B. Jacobs), issue: Jane H., Mary D., Sarah W. and Emily J.
     Taking up the history of the Downing family: Mary Downing (who married George Valentine) was the direct descendant of Thomas Downing, who was born in Bradninch, in Devonshire, England, in 1691, and who, as early as 1718, resided in Chester county, Penn., and from whom descended the numerous families of Downings in that county. For generations the Downings were farmers and millers. Richard Downing, a son of Thomas, married Mary Edge, and, of their children, Jacob Downing married Sarah Drinker, of Philadelphia, and they became the parents of Mary (Downing) Valentine. A son of Richard, also named Richard, married Sarah G. Mount, and their daughter Deborah became the wife of Jacob Valentine. Elizabeth Drinker, the grandmother of Mary (Downing) Valentine, kept a diary from 1759 to 1807, which was published in book form in 1889. She was a direct descendant of Philip Drinker (1), who was born in 1597 and died in 1647; came in 1635 from Exeter, England, and settled at Charlestown, Mass. Henry Drinker, the great-great-great-grandson of Philip, the grandfather of Mary Downing, married Elizabeth Sandwith. The latter descended from John Jervis, of Roscoe, Kings county, Ireland, who came to America in 1688, with a son Martyn, and purchased large tracts of land in New Jersey now called Jervis Sound. John Jervis was appointed a justice of the peace of New Jersey. Charles, another son, was court painter to King George II, a correspondent of the poet Pope, and translator of "Don Quixote. "Henry Drinker was an ironmaster and ship owner of Philadelphia; was arrested in 1777 and sent to Virginia under pretense of hostility to the American cause; he was a member of the. common council of Philadelphia, and a large landowner; he was born in 1734, and ,died in 1809. The mother of Deborah (Downing) Valentine, Sarah G. Mount, was the daughter of James Mount, whose father was Ezekial, the son of Thomas Mount, who came from England and was the owner of the land on which the city of Louisville, Ky., was built. He had many slaves, and was a man of wealth.
     Referring to the history of the Jacobs family, Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine are in direct line of descent from John Jacobs (1) (the first of the family in America), who in 1700 settled on a portion of the Vanbibber tract of land in Providence, Philadelphia County. His death occurred in 1730. His grandson, John Jacobs (3), was the Speaker of the first .General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His brother, Israel, was a member of Congress in 1791, and another brother, Jesse, held a captain's commission and served in the Revolutionary war, participating in a number of important battles. Ann Bowen, mother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine, was in direct line of descent from John Bowen (1), of Whiteland, Chester County, who died in 1715. The paternal grandmother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine was Mary Brinton, of Thornburg, Delaware Co., Penn., who was in line from William Brinton (1), of Staffordshire, England, who settled in Concord, Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., Penn.,in 1684, and was among the earliest converts of George Fox. He bought large tracts of land in Chester County. He was born in 1630, and died in 1700. His son, William, was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1666, and died in 1751. Joseph, of Thornbury, Delaware Co., Penn., the son of William (2), was an associate judge of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Provincial Assembly. Reuben B. Valentine, of the Valentine brothers coming to Centre County in 1815, was born in 1793, and died in 1841; married Sarah Downing (a sister of Mary Downing, the wife of his brother George), born June 17. 1797, died November 30, 1843, and their children were: (I) Mary married Dr. Elias W. Hale, a wealthy gentleman of influence, of Lewistown, born June 6, 1824, and died February 20, 1892; issue: Sarah, died young, and Ellen, the wife of G. Murray Andrews. (2) George was killed in a rolling mill at the age of five years. William Valentine died unmarried.
     Abraham S. Valentine, another of the original brothers locating in Centre county, died August 29, 1862 aged sixty-eight years; married Clarissa Miles, who died March 3, 1857, aged forty-nine years; was a member of the original firm and the inventor of the ore-washing machine since in general use, the adoption of which effected a revolution in the ore mining of this region. He was possessed of great business ability and foresight (being "a man far ahead of his time "), and it was due largely to his inventions and improvements that the Valentine charcoal iron achieved its widespread reputation. At the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion he was one of the liberal contributors to a subscription for the support of the soldiers' families. Two of his sons, Abram and Bond, were in the service for a time. Clarissa Miles, wife of Abram S., was a daughter of Evan Miles, who died May 10, 1838, in his sixty-ninth year, and of Rebecca George (of the family of George's Hill, Philadelphia), who died July 28, 1845, in her seventy-sixth year; both are buried in the graveyard at Milesburg. Evan Miles was the son of Richard Miles, and the nephew of Col. Samuel Miles, of Revolutionary fame. The latter served as a lieutenant in the expedition to Fort Duquesne; was wounded at Ligonia in an attack made by the French and Indians; commanded a regiment in 1760, and at the end of the campaign was left in command of the forces at Presque Isle (now Erie), Penn. He commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary war under Gen. Washington. While leading his regiment at the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, he was captured, and while a prisoner was made a brigadier-general for distinguished service. He was no less distinguished in civil life after the war, holding many responsible positions, among them that of mayor of Philadelphia. Richard Miles married Mary Pugh, who was a member of the Society of Friends, and in 1792 they located at Milesburg, Centre county, where both are buried. He was a captain of militia in the Revolution. His Death occurred December 16, 1823, in the eighty-fifth year of his age, and that of his wife, December 20, 1794, aged forty-four years. Richard Miles was the grandson of Richard, one of the brothers who came from South Wales in 1682 or 1683, and settled at Radnor, Pennsylvania.
     The children of Abraham S. Valentine and Clarissa (Miles) were: (1) Anna married S. Stewart Lyon, and their issue are-John; Anna; Clara, the wife of William Jasper Nicholas; Mary, the wife of Ellis L. Orvis; and Rebecca. (2) Rebecca M. married Evan Pugh, Ph. D., who lived only a few months after marriage, and left no issue; he was a scholarly gentleman and distinguished educator, and was the first president of the Pennsylvania State College. (3) Bond, born March 22, 1834, died April 19, 1889, married Mattie Kenney, who died August 25, 1882, in her forty-sixth year; their children are-Evan and Jane (died in infancy); Bond; and Edward K. The father of these was for years a member of the firm of Shortlidge & Co., of Bellefonte, dealers in grain and coal, and latterly he was engaged in the insurance business. "He was closely attached to the Society of Friends, and was very devoted to their teachings. He was a man possessing a pure Christian character, whom everyone honored. His friends were numbered by the hundreds, who looked upon him as a man worthy of imitation, because he followed as near as he could in the paths of divine teaching. He was courteous, genial, and enjoyed being genial whether in social or business life."(4) Abram S., who resides at Atlantic City, N. J., married Eliza U. Natt, of Philadelphia, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, of England, and their children are-Charles, Arthur and Edward. Abram S. is connected with the Valentine Iron Works at Bellefonte, and for years took an active part in the business interests of Bellefonte and vicinity. During the war of the Rebellion he was for a time in the service, and contributed largely toward the support of the soldiers and their families. (5) Evan M., who resides in Philadelphia, married Mary J. Taylor, of Doylestown, who died. Their children are Harry S. and Abram S. (6) Samuel and (7) Blanchard died in infancy, (8) and (9) Clara and Mary, respectively, unmarried. (10) Henry C. now connected with the Valentine Iron Works, married Sarah, a daughter of Thomas, and grand-.daughter of Judge Thomas Burnside, and their children are-Stanley, Helen, Rebecca and Henry. Henry C. is a member of the borough council.
     Bond Valentine, the youngest of the original Valentine brothers, did not remain in the iron business long, but early turned his attention to the law. His birth occurred in 1798. His early paternal training was such as to instill in his mind those principles of morality which were the guiding and controlling influence of his after life. He became a distinguished lawyer, and served in the General Assembly, 1830-32, from Centre County. In 1842, influenced by conscientious convictions, he abandoned the law that he might devote his life to the public ministry in the Society of Friends. The Friends Review in an obituary notice, said: "His sterling integrity and the well-known simplicity of his character, averse to mere forms, won for him the increased confidence and respect of the community, and his addresses have been marked by impassioned earnestness. In social circles our friend was very attractive, without reserve, original, genial and simple."
     To his first wife, Lydia, daughter of John and Susannah (Ashbridge) Fairland, farming people of near West Chester, Penn., and of English descent, two children were born, the elder of whom died in infancy; the other is Robert Valentine, who has long been at the head of the firm of Valentine & Co., of Bellefonte. Robert Valentine is one of the prominent and wealthy citizens of Bellefonte. His second wife, to whom he was married in 1861, was Mary Natt, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, born in England, and their children are: Emily and Julia, the latter being the wife of Dr. Bond, of Baltimore. The homes of Robert Valentine and family, and the family of Reuben B. Valentine, are particularly striking, and are of the several imposing and beautiful places of the mountain town of Bellefonte. The former, a modern built, native stone structure, commodious and substantial, stands on one of the highest points of the town, and is very commanding in point of view. While the other is located a short distance from the town on a beautifully situated farm, "Burnham," this suburban countryseat is surrounded by spacious grounds, and the old grey limestone house, built by Reuben B. Valentine in 1856, is of the Colonial style. with Robert Valentine at Citation.10 Ann Thelma Bond was from Ancestry.com - U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994
"From our Monthly Meeting held at Uwchlan this 4 day of the 11th month of 1773
To Friends at Bradford Monthly Meeting
Dear Friends
Application has been made to us for a Certificate in behalf of Ann Valentine the Wife of Robert Valentine Jnr who is settled within the verge of your Meeting, we therefore certify you that on Enquiry we don't find but that her Conduct and Conversation hath been in a good Degree Orderly and She attended our Religious Meetings so we Recommend her to Divine Protection and your Christian Care, with desires that she may be earnestly Engaged for an Establishment in the Town and remain your Loving Friends.
Signed on behalf of oursaid Meeting by Thos. Lightfoot Clk/Mercy Baldwin Clk"
Name: Ann Valentine
Residence Place: Chester, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Robert Valentine
Event Type: Removal
Monthly Meeting: Uwchlan Monthly Meeting
Historical Meeting Data: Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
Yearly Meeting: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Title: Certificates of Removal, 1763-1828
Meeting State: Pennsylvania
Meeting County: Chester
Source Citation: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR Ph:623.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: •Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
•North Carolina Yearly Meeting Minutes. Hege Friends Historical Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina.
•Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.
•Haverford, Quaker Meeting Records. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.11

Ann Thelma Bond and Robert Valentine Jr. appeared in the census of 1790 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 56; Col 2, Line 23
     Name: Robt Valentine
     Home in 1790 (City, County, State): East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 5
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 4
     Free White Persons - Females: 6
     Number of Household Members: 15.12

Ann Thelma Bond and Robert Valentine Jr. appeared in the census of 1800 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 898; Line 34
     Name:     Robt Valentine
     Home in 1800 (City, County, State):     Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     3 [aft 1790] Reuben b1793, Abraham b1795, Bond b1797
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] George b1788
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Robert b1778, Jacob b1780, Samuel b1776
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1756] Robert b1752
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Thomazine b 1774, Rachel b1784, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1756] Ann b1752
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     2
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     4
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     14.13

Ann Thelma Bond was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine's household in the census report in 1810 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Possibly has his widowed mother, Ann (Bond) living with him and a younger brother.]
p. 222, line 33
     Name:     Robt Valentine
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1 [1785-94] (possibly one of Robert's brothers)
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1 [1766-84] Robert b1778
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 17665] Ann (Bond)?? b1752
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     1
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     4.14
Ann Thelma Bond was a witness to the Original group of Valentine, Downing and related family members that moved from Chester co., PA to Centre Co., PA.
Partial history of Valentine & Thomas iron business in Centre Co. is attached. with Abraham S. Valentine in 1815 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

Family

Robert Valentine Jr. b. 24 Jun 1752, d. 9 Sep 1803
Children

Citations

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    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn_x=NP&gsln=Valentine&gsln_x=NS&msydy=1790&msydy_x=1&msypn__ftp=East+Caln%2c+Chester%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msypn=13290&msypn_PInfo=8-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c13290%7c0%7c&msypn_x=XO&msypn__ftp_x=1&uidh=v51&pcat=USFEDCEN&h=298411&recoff=9&db=1790usfedcen&indiv=1&ml_rpos=2
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  14. [S3458] Unknown household, 1810 1810 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Year: 1810; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 222; Image: 00058; Family History Library Film: 0193673
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1582&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1810usfedcenancestry&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsln=valentine&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msrpn__ftp=Chester%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msrpn=583&msrpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C583%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&cp=0&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=5&h=433294&recoff=8%2020&ml_rpos=6
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Robert Valentine Sr.1,2

M, #8458, b. 21 July 1717, d. 21 July 1786
FatherThomas Valentine1,3,4 b. 1689, d. 1747
MotherMary Parke1,3,4 b. 18 Sep 1693
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV4
Last Edited6 May 2017
     Robert Valentine Sr. was born on 21 July 1717 at Ballybrumhill, Co. Catherlow, Ireland; confirmed by Quaker record; per Cope 1901:97: "In the language of the family record, "Robert Valentine was born the 21 of the 7 mo., 1717, in the Nation of Ireland and Province of Linster, in the County Catherlow and town of Ballybrumhill.."5,1,3,6,7,8,4 He married Rachel Edge, daughter of John Edge and Mary Smedley, on 4 April 1747 at Caln Monthly Meeting, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; confirmed by Quaker record.9,1,10,3,4,7 Robert Valentine Sr. died on 21 July 1786 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 69; per Cope [1901] p. 97: d. 7 (July), 21, 1786); confirmed by Quaker record.5,1,3,4,7,8 He was buried after 21 July 1786 at Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Sep. 21, 1717, Ireland
     Death:      Jul. 21, 1786, Pennsylvania, USA
     Son of Thomas & Mary Valentine, born at Bally Brownhill, Ireland.
     Family links: Spouse: Rachel Edge Valentine (1725 - 1779)
     Children:
      Thomas Valentine (1748 - 1748)*
      Mary Valentine (1750 - 1752)*
      Jane Valentine (1756 - 1757)*
      Sarah Valentine (1757 - 1758)*
      George Valentine (1761 - 1801)*
     Note: Uwchlan Monthly Meeting
     Burial: Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: L Evans
     Record added: Oct 16, 2015
     Find A Grave Memorial# 153803356.8

His estate was probated on 11 September 1786 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825
Name: Robert Valentine
Description: Decedent
Residence: East Caln
Date: 26 Sep 1779
Prove Date: 11 Sep 1786
Remarks: Valentine, Robert. E. Caln. 9-26-1779. Sept. 11, 1786. All estate to 3 daughters. To daughter Rachel 1/2 and the other 1/2 to be equally divided between daughters Phebe and Susanna. Desires friend Abiah Parke and son-in-law Abraham Sharpless to assist remaining children in settling affairs with brother Jonathan Valentine. Letters c.t.a. to George Valentine, Rachel Valentine and Abraham Sharpless.
Source Information: Lineages, Inc., comp.. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.11
     Reference: "Commemorative Biographical Record, Centre county, PA", PAGE 69: "Robert, son of Thomas, became a recommended minister in 1764, and travelled considerably in that capacity, including a visit to Great Britain at the close of the Revolutionary War."12

Robert Valentine Sr. Futhey & Cope (p. 750): "Robert, b. 7, 21, 1717, at Bally Brumhill, d. 7, 21, 1786, m. 4, 4, 1747, at Cain Meeting, to Rachel Edge, b. 6, 29, 1725, d. 1, 31, 1779, daughter of John and Mary Edge, of Providence, Chester Co. They resided in East Cain, and were prominent members of Uwchlan Meeting. Robert became a recommended minister in 1764, and traveled considerably in that capacity, including a visit to Great Britain at the close of the Revolutionary war. Rachel Valentine was an elder in the meeting. Their children were Thomas, b. 3, 28, 1748, d. 3, 27, 1752 ; Mary, b. 7, 26, 1750, d. 3, 24, 1752; Robert, b. 6, 24, 1752, m. 5, 27, 1773, to Ann Bond ; Rachel, b. 10, 14, 1754, m. 2, 22, 1799, to Joseph Malin, of East Whiteland ; Jane, b. 10, 26, 1756, d. 2, 7, 1757 ; Sarah, b. 11, 14, 1757, d. 4, 7, 1758; Phebe, b. 6, 5, 1759, m. Abraham Sharpless; George, b. 4, 16, 1761, d. 7, 11, 1801, m. 11, 20, 1788, Phebe Ashbridge ; Jacob, b. 10, 7, 1763 ; Susanna, b. 3, 26, 1766, m. 4, 19, 1792, to George Massey. Some of this branch removed to Bellefonte, Centre Co., and were largely interested in iron manufacture."3 He was Quaker. EDV-4.
Reference: (an unknown value.)1,5 He was a witness to (an unknown value) with Mary Parke and Thomas Valentine.5,1
Robert Valentine Sr. was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "VALENTINE. The Valentines of Bellefonte and their connections have descended from early and historic families of the State. The Valentine family is in direct line of descent from Robert Valentine (1), who died in 1651. His wife was Elizabeth Warren, a native of Lambstown, County Wexford, Ireland, whose death occurred in Ballynocassick in 1695. Their son, George, of Bally Brummel. County Carlow, Ireland, had a son Thomas, who in 1715 married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hooper) Parke, of Battytean, County Carlow, and became the progenitor of the family in America. He was born in 1693, and about 1720 came to America, locating in Chester County, Penn. Later he moved into what became Montgomery County of the same State, where his death occurred in 1747. Thomas Parke appears to have been a farmer in Ireland, owning in 1720 land in Ballileau, Ballaghmore and Coolissnactah. In 1724 he came to America bringing with him his family, and located in the great valley on the west side of what is now Downington, where he had purchased 500 acres of land. He died January 31,1738, and his widow on June 2 1, 1749. He was an elder in Caln Meeting, and esteemed by Friends.
     Thomas Valentine and family were Friends, and identified with the Kilconnor Monthly Meeting in Ireland. Of their children, Robert, a native of Bally Brummel, Ireland, married, in 1747, Rachel Edge, of Providence, Chester Co., Penn., and his son Robert, born in 1752, married, in 1773 , Ann Bond. Robert, the son of the emigrant, became a recommended minister in 1764, and traveled considerably in that capacity, including a visit to Great Britain at the close of the Revolutionary war. John Edge, the maternal grandfather of Rachel Edge, came to the country from St. Andrews, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, England, and settled in Nether Providence about the year 1685. He was an earnest member of the Society of Friends. He had been subjected to heavy fines and imprisonment in his native county for refusing to act contrary to his
conscientious scruples, and on one occasion had to stand public trial.
     From Robert Valentine and Ann Bond came descendants of the name in Centre County. Their children were: Robert married Elizabeth Downing; George married Mary Downing; Samuel and Jacob D. died unmarried; Reuben B. married Sarah Downing; Abraham S. married Clarissa Miles; Bond married Lydia Fairlamb; Thomazine married Reuben Miller: and Rachael married Maj. Jonathan Kersley, of Detroit, Mich. Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature.
     In 1815, Samuel, Jacob D., George, Reuben B., Abram S., and Bond Valentine, sons of Robert and Ann Bond, came from Chester county to Centre county, accompanied by Jacob Thomas, and leased the old Dunlop iron furnace erected by John Dunlop in 1802, and in 1821 purchased it. Mr. Thomas withdrew in 1817, and was succeeded by his son, William A. Thomas. They were all iron-masters, and for years were largely identified with the development of the iron interests of Centre County. They built additional forges and in 1824 built the first rolling mill in Centre County. In 1842 they abandoned the old furnace, and built one just outside of the borough of Bellefonte. Many of the sons of these men succeeded them to the business, and some are still connected with it. Referring to these men who built the first Friends Meeting House at Bellefonte, and who by birth were members of the Society, a writer says: "The rise of the Friends Meeting in Bellefonte seems worthy of some notice. It was established by four or five men, who, making no especial profession of religion, yet yielded to a simple apprehension of duty, and built a house for the worship of God. All of them became faithful humble followers of the Lord Jesus, and to one of them was committed the ministry of the Gospel of Christ. Friends Meeting is still regularly held in Bellefonte, and is largely composed of the descendants of those who established it." Of the Valentine brothers who came to Centre County, George, born in East Caln, September I, 1788, died in Bellefonte, July 13, 1857, married Mary Downing, born in Philadelphia, January 22, 1792, died January 27, 1879. issue: (1) Jacob Downing, born at Bellefonte October 4, 1823, died September 16, 1896, in the house in which he was born, it being one of the first houses built in Bellefonte. He was an iron-master, "upright and honest, and lived in accordance with the Quaker faith." He married Deborah Downing, a daughter of Richard and Sarah G. (Mount) Downing, issue: George, Jacob, Louise, Ellen and Robert. (2) Sarah married Dr. George Fox. (3) Eliza married Thomas S. Downing. (4) Reuben B., born in Bellefonte in 1829, where he died in 1871, was an iron-master, and one of the most successful managers of the Valentine Iron Works. He was also engaged extensively in farming, and was a conscientious and upright member of the Society of Friends. In 1857 he married Mary B. Jacobs, who was born at East Whiteland, Chester Co., Penn., a daughter of Joseph and Ann (Bowen) Jacobs, issue: Mary and Emily (deceased); Anna J; Julia (deceased); and Caroline M. (5) Caroline married Thompson Millikin. (6) George married Emily Jacobs (a sister of Mary B. Jacobs), issue: Jane H., Mary D., Sarah W. and Emily J.
     Taking up the history of the Downing family: Mary Downing (who married George Valentine) was the direct descendant of Thomas Downing, who was born in Bradninch, in Devonshire, England, in 1691, and who, as early as 1718, resided in Chester county, Penn., and from whom descended the numerous families of Downings in that county. For generations the Downings were farmers and millers. Richard Downing, a son of Thomas, married Mary Edge, and, of their children, Jacob Downing married Sarah Drinker, of Philadelphia, and they became the parents of Mary (Downing) Valentine. A son of Richard, also named Richard, married Sarah G. Mount, and their daughter Deborah became the wife of Jacob Valentine. Elizabeth Drinker, the grandmother of Mary (Downing) Valentine, kept a diary from 1759 to 1807, which was published in book form in 1889. She was a direct descendant of Philip Drinker (1), who was born in 1597 and died in 1647; came in 1635 from Exeter, England, and settled at Charlestown, Mass. Henry Drinker, the great-great-great-grandson of Philip, the grandfather of Mary Downing, married Elizabeth Sandwith. The latter descended from John Jervis, of Roscoe, Kings county, Ireland, who came to America in 1688, with a son Martyn, and purchased large tracts of land in New Jersey now called Jervis Sound. John Jervis was appointed a justice of the peace of New Jersey. Charles, another son, was court painter to King George II, a correspondent of the poet Pope, and translator of "Don Quixote. "Henry Drinker was an ironmaster and ship owner of Philadelphia; was arrested in 1777 and sent to Virginia under pretense of hostility to the American cause; he was a member of the. common council of Philadelphia, and a large landowner; he was born in 1734, and ,died in 1809. The mother of Deborah (Downing) Valentine, Sarah G. Mount, was the daughter of James Mount, whose father was Ezekial, the son of Thomas Mount, who came from England and was the owner of the land on which the city of Louisville, Ky., was built. He had many slaves, and was a man of wealth.
     Referring to the history of the Jacobs family, Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine are in direct line of descent from John Jacobs (1) (the first of the family in America), who in 1700 settled on a portion of the Vanbibber tract of land in Providence, Philadelphia County. His death occurred in 1730. His grandson, John Jacobs (3), was the Speaker of the first .General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His brother, Israel, was a member of Congress in 1791, and another brother, Jesse, held a captain's commission and served in the Revolutionary war, participating in a number of important battles. Ann Bowen, mother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine, was in direct line of descent from John Bowen (1), of Whiteland, Chester County, who died in 1715. The paternal grandmother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine was Mary Brinton, of Thornburg, Delaware Co., Penn., who was in line from William Brinton (1), of Staffordshire, England, who settled in Concord, Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., Penn.,in 1684, and was among the earliest converts of George Fox. He bought large tracts of land in Chester County. He was born in 1630, and died in 1700. His son, William, was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1666, and died in 1751. Joseph, of Thornbury, Delaware Co., Penn., the son of William (2), was an associate judge of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Provincial Assembly. Reuben B. Valentine, of the Valentine brothers coming to Centre County in 1815, was born in 1793, and died in 1841; married Sarah Downing (a sister of Mary Downing, the wife of his brother George), born June 17. 1797, died November 30, 1843, and their children were: (I) Mary married Dr. Elias W. Hale, a wealthy gentleman of influence, of Lewistown, born June 6, 1824, and died February 20, 1892; issue: Sarah, died young, and Ellen, the wife of G. Murray Andrews. (2) George was killed in a rolling mill at the age of five years. William Valentine died unmarried.
     Abraham S. Valentine, another of the original brothers locating in Centre county, died August 29, 1862 aged sixty-eight years; married Clarissa Miles, who died March 3, 1857, aged forty-nine years; was a member of the original firm and the inventor of the ore-washing machine since in general use, the adoption of which effected a revolution in the ore mining of this region. He was possessed of great business ability and foresight (being "a man far ahead of his time "), and it was due largely to his inventions and improvements that the Valentine charcoal iron achieved its widespread reputation. At the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion he was one of the liberal contributors to a subscription for the support of the soldiers' families. Two of his sons, Abram and Bond, were in the service for a time. Clarissa Miles, wife of Abram S., was a daughter of Evan Miles, who died May 10, 1838, in his sixty-ninth year, and of Rebecca George (of the family of George's Hill, Philadelphia), who died July 28, 1845, in her seventy-sixth year; both are buried in the graveyard at Milesburg. Evan Miles was the son of Richard Miles, and the nephew of Col. Samuel Miles, of Revolutionary fame. The latter served as a lieutenant in the expedition to Fort Duquesne; was wounded at Ligonia in an attack made by the French and Indians; commanded a regiment in 1760, and at the end of the campaign was left in command of the forces at Presque Isle (now Erie), Penn. He commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary war under Gen. Washington. While leading his regiment at the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, he was captured, and while a prisoner was made a brigadier-general for distinguished service. He was no less distinguished in civil life after the war, holding many responsible positions, among them that of mayor of Philadelphia. Richard Miles married Mary Pugh, who was a member of the Society of Friends, and in 1792 they located at Milesburg, Centre county, where both are buried. He was a captain of militia in the Revolution. His Death occurred December 16, 1823, in the eighty-fifth year of his age, and that of his wife, December 20, 1794, aged forty-four years. Richard Miles was the grandson of Richard, one of the brothers who came from South Wales in 1682 or 1683, and settled at Radnor, Pennsylvania.
     The children of Abraham S. Valentine and Clarissa (Miles) were: (1) Anna married S. Stewart Lyon, and their issue are-John; Anna; Clara, the wife of William Jasper Nicholas; Mary, the wife of Ellis L. Orvis; and Rebecca. (2) Rebecca M. married Evan Pugh, Ph. D., who lived only a few months after marriage, and left no issue; he was a scholarly gentleman and distinguished educator, and was the first president of the Pennsylvania State College. (3) Bond, born March 22, 1834, died April 19, 1889, married Mattie Kenney, who died August 25, 1882, in her forty-sixth year; their children are-Evan and Jane (died in infancy); Bond; and Edward K. The father of these was for years a member of the firm of Shortlidge & Co., of Bellefonte, dealers in grain and coal, and latterly he was engaged in the insurance business. "He was closely attached to the Society of Friends, and was very devoted to their teachings. He was a man possessing a pure Christian character, whom everyone honored. His friends were numbered by the hundreds, who looked upon him as a man worthy of imitation, because he followed as near as he could in the paths of divine teaching. He was courteous, genial, and enjoyed being genial whether in social or business life."(4) Abram S., who resides at Atlantic City, N. J., married Eliza U. Natt, of Philadelphia, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, of England, and their children are-Charles, Arthur and Edward. Abram S. is connected with the Valentine Iron Works at Bellefonte, and for years took an active part in the business interests of Bellefonte and vicinity. During the war of the Rebellion he was for a time in the service, and contributed largely toward the support of the soldiers and their families. (5) Evan M., who resides in Philadelphia, married Mary J. Taylor, of Doylestown, who died. Their children are Harry S. and Abram S. (6) Samuel and (7) Blanchard died in infancy, (8) and (9) Clara and Mary, respectively, unmarried. (10) Henry C. now connected with the Valentine Iron Works, married Sarah, a daughter of Thomas, and grand-.daughter of Judge Thomas Burnside, and their children are-Stanley, Helen, Rebecca and Henry. Henry C. is a member of the borough council.
     Bond Valentine, the youngest of the original Valentine brothers, did not remain in the iron business long, but early turned his attention to the law. His birth occurred in 1798. His early paternal training was such as to instill in his mind those principles of morality which were the guiding and controlling influence of his after life. He became a distinguished lawyer, and served in the General Assembly, 1830-32, from Centre County. In 1842, influenced by conscientious convictions, he abandoned the law that he might devote his life to the public ministry in the Society of Friends. The Friends Review in an obituary notice, said: "His sterling integrity and the well-known simplicity of his character, averse to mere forms, won for him the increased confidence and respect of the community, and his addresses have been marked by impassioned earnestness. In social circles our friend was very attractive, without reserve, original, genial and simple."
     To his first wife, Lydia, daughter of John and Susannah (Ashbridge) Fairland, farming people of near West Chester, Penn., and of English descent, two children were born, the elder of whom died in infancy; the other is Robert Valentine, who has long been at the head of the firm of Valentine & Co., of Bellefonte. Robert Valentine is one of the prominent and wealthy citizens of Bellefonte. His second wife, to whom he was married in 1861, was Mary Natt, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, born in England, and their children are: Emily and Julia, the latter being the wife of Dr. Bond, of Baltimore. The homes of Robert Valentine and family, and the family of Reuben B. Valentine, are particularly striking, and are of the several imposing and beautiful places of the mountain town of Bellefonte. The former, a modern built, native stone structure, commodious and substantial, stands on one of the highest points of the town, and is very commanding in point of view. While the other is located a short distance from the town on a beautifully situated farm, "Burnham," this suburban countryseat is surrounded by spacious grounds, and the old grey limestone house, built by Reuben B. Valentine in 1856, is of the Colonial style. with Robert Valentine at Citation.13
Robert Valentine Sr. was mentioned in a land transaction on 8 March 1748 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,
Memo: Cope [1901:98]: "By deeed of March 8, 1748, Robert Valentine purchased from his uncle Jonathan Parke two tracts of land in East Caln, containing 28 acres, 124 perches, and 29 acres, 46 perches. This he sold Feb. 7, 1780, after the death of his wife, to John Edge. In 1764 he was assessed in East Caln with a house and 28 acres, beside 195 acres in Pikeland township, 2 horses, 3 cattle, and his business as a storekeeper. He and five others refused from conscientious motives, to make any return of their property, and in consequentce had their tax doubled."14 He was From Jordan [1914]: [quote]Robert was a recommended minister in 1764 and traveled considerably in that capacity, visiting Great Britain at the close of the revolutionary war; his wife Rachel was an elder in the Uwchlan Meeting, to which both belonged... [end quote] in 1764 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1

Robert Valentine Sr. appeared in the census of 1768 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; sylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801
Name: Robert Valentine Junior
Year: 1768
Town or Ward: East Caln
County: Chester
Archive Rollname: 322
Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 322.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.15

Robert Valentine Sr. appeared in the census of 1770 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Robert Sr or Robert Jr??
U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name:     Robert Valentine
Gender:     M (Male)
State:     Pennsylvania
County:     Chester County
Town:     East Caln
Residence Year:     1770
Household Remarks:     Acres: 130; Horses: 4; Cattle: 4; Sheep: 7; Servants: 1.16

Robert Valentine Sr. appeared in the census of 1779 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Name:     Robert Valentine
Residence Year:     1779
Residence Place:     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
(right next to Jonathan VALENTINE - possibly his brother.)17

Robert Valentine Sr. left a will on 26 September 1779 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; per Cope [1901], p. 99: "by his will, dated 9, 26, 1779, proven Sept. 11, 1786, he devised all his estate to his daughters, Rachel, Phebe and susanna, of whom the first to have one-half. He desired his friend Abiah Parke and son-in-law abraham Sharpless to assist his two sons in settling affairs with his brother Jonathan Valentine."11,18

Robert Valentine Sr. appeared in the census of 1781 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Robert Valentine Senior
100 Acres land & buildings 600
3 Horses 60
3 Cows 15
Total: 675.19

Family

Rachel Edge b. 29 Aug 1725, d. 31 Jan 1779
Children

Citations

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  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), pp. 97-102. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
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  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 97.
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  7. [S2670] Microfilm: unknown subject, by unknown photographer; unknown series; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Online Seen on Ancetry 2 June 2014 at http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00033/2351838?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dQuakerMeetMins%26h%3d2351838%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t36830070_p190108; unknown file name, p. 25.
  8. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Robert Valentine: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153803356. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
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  11. [S2571] Unknown name of person entry, 1786 PA Tax Roll Chester Co East Caln, unknown location, Viewed 27 April 2014 at: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=chesterwills1713&h=39750&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=gr_t68721256_p42186599151_ktidz0q3d68721256z0q26pidz0q3d42186599151z0q26hidz0q3d82817185861z0q26dbidz0q3d4895z0q26rpidz0q3d39750z0q26hfz0q3dAllHintsz0q26pnz0q3d1z0q26hsz0q3drecentz0q26ssrcz0q3dgrz0q26pgz0q3d32880z0q26pgplz0q3dtidz0q257cpidz0q257chidz0q257cdbidz0q257crpidz0q257chfz0q257cpnz0q257chsz0q257cssrcz0q26pgpsz0q3d42186599151_h82817185861; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as 1786 PA Tax Roll Chester Co East Caln.
  12. [S1046] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a18063, Unknown (unknown location), downloaded updated 25 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a18063&id=I1080
  13. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), pp. 69-72. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  14. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 98.
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  16. [S2491] Unknown household, 1790 1790 Federal Census, unknown repository address, unknown repository, Source Citation: Document: Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Proprietary Tax Lists, Chester County Rates - 1771; Volume Number: Vol 11; Page Number: 780; Family Number: 11.
  17. [S2487] Unknown household, State Census, unknown location, Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA., unknown repository unknown repository address, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsln=Valentine&gsln_x=XO&msypn__ftp=Chester+County%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msypn=583&msypn_PInfo=7-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c583%7c0%7c0%7c&msypn_x=XO&msypn__ftp_x=1&cpxt=0&uidh=v51&cp=12&pcat=CEN_1810&h=786783&recoff=9&db=PASeptennialCensus&indiv=1&ml_rpos=7Source Information:Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  18. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 99.
  19. [S2557] Unknown name of person entry, 1781 PA Tax Roll Chester Co East Caln, unknown location, Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 323.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as 1781 PA Tax Roll Chester Co East Caln.
  20. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 528.
  21. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 184.
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Rachel Edge1,2,3,4

F, #8459, b. 29 August 1725, d. 31 January 1779
FatherJohn Edge1,2,3,5,6 b. May 1685, d. Mar 1733/34
MotherMary Smedley1,2,3,5,6 b. bt 3 Apr 1689 - 1690, d. 1772
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV4
Last Edited6 May 2017
     Rachel Edge was born on 29 August 1725 at Providence, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA; confirmed by Quaker record; FindAGrave.com says b 29 Aug 1725; Cope [1901:97] says b. 6, 29, 1725."2,3,7,5,8,9,10 She married Robert Valentine Sr., son of Thomas Valentine and Mary Parke, on 4 April 1747 at Caln Monthly Meeting, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; confirmed by Quaker record.11,1,2,3,5,9 Rachel Edge died on 31 January 1779 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 53.12,7,5 She was buried after 31 January 1779 at Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      Aug. 29, 1725, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Jan. 31, 1779, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Daughter of Mary Smedley and John Edge, wife of Robert Valentine
     Family links: Spouse: Robert Valentine (1717 - 1786)*
     Children:
      Thomas Valentine (1748 - 1748)*
      Mary Valentine (1750 - 1752)*
      Jane Valentine (1756 - 1757)*
      Sarah Valentine (1757 - 1758)*
      George Valentine (1761 - 1801)*
     Burial: Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: mouraine
     Record added: May 12, 2008
     Find A Grave Memorial# 26778176.7
     Reference: (an unknown value.)1,13 EDV-4.
Rachel Edge was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "VALENTINE. The Valentines of Bellefonte and their connections have descended from early and historic families of the State. The Valentine family is in direct line of descent from Robert Valentine (1), who died in 1651. His wife was Elizabeth Warren, a native of Lambstown, County Wexford, Ireland, whose death occurred in Ballynocassick in 1695. Their son, George, of Bally Brummel. County Carlow, Ireland, had a son Thomas, who in 1715 married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hooper) Parke, of Battytean, County Carlow, and became the progenitor of the family in America. He was born in 1693, and about 1720 came to America, locating in Chester County, Penn. Later he moved into what became Montgomery County of the same State, where his death occurred in 1747. Thomas Parke appears to have been a farmer in Ireland, owning in 1720 land in Ballileau, Ballaghmore and Coolissnactah. In 1724 he came to America bringing with him his family, and located in the great valley on the west side of what is now Downington, where he had purchased 500 acres of land. He died January 31,1738, and his widow on June 2 1, 1749. He was an elder in Caln Meeting, and esteemed by Friends.
     Thomas Valentine and family were Friends, and identified with the Kilconnor Monthly Meeting in Ireland. Of their children, Robert, a native of Bally Brummel, Ireland, married, in 1747, Rachel Edge, of Providence, Chester Co., Penn., and his son Robert, born in 1752, married, in 1773 , Ann Bond. Robert, the son of the emigrant, became a recommended minister in 1764, and traveled considerably in that capacity, including a visit to Great Britain at the close of the Revolutionary war. John Edge, the maternal grandfather of Rachel Edge, came to the country from St. Andrews, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, England, and settled in Nether Providence about the year 1685. He was an earnest member of the Society of Friends. He had been subjected to heavy fines and imprisonment in his native county for refusing to act contrary to his
conscientious scruples, and on one occasion had to stand public trial.
     From Robert Valentine and Ann Bond came descendants of the name in Centre County. Their children were: Robert married Elizabeth Downing; George married Mary Downing; Samuel and Jacob D. died unmarried; Reuben B. married Sarah Downing; Abraham S. married Clarissa Miles; Bond married Lydia Fairlamb; Thomazine married Reuben Miller: and Rachael married Maj. Jonathan Kersley, of Detroit, Mich. Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature.
     In 1815, Samuel, Jacob D., George, Reuben B., Abram S., and Bond Valentine, sons of Robert and Ann Bond, came from Chester county to Centre county, accompanied by Jacob Thomas, and leased the old Dunlop iron furnace erected by John Dunlop in 1802, and in 1821 purchased it. Mr. Thomas withdrew in 1817, and was succeeded by his son, William A. Thomas. They were all iron-masters, and for years were largely identified with the development of the iron interests of Centre County. They built additional forges and in 1824 built the first rolling mill in Centre County. In 1842 they abandoned the old furnace, and built one just outside of the borough of Bellefonte. Many of the sons of these men succeeded them to the business, and some are still connected with it. Referring to these men who built the first Friends Meeting House at Bellefonte, and who by birth were members of the Society, a writer says: "The rise of the Friends Meeting in Bellefonte seems worthy of some notice. It was established by four or five men, who, making no especial profession of religion, yet yielded to a simple apprehension of duty, and built a house for the worship of God. All of them became faithful humble followers of the Lord Jesus, and to one of them was committed the ministry of the Gospel of Christ. Friends Meeting is still regularly held in Bellefonte, and is largely composed of the descendants of those who established it." Of the Valentine brothers who came to Centre County, George, born in East Caln, September I, 1788, died in Bellefonte, July 13, 1857, married Mary Downing, born in Philadelphia, January 22, 1792, died January 27, 1879. issue: (1) Jacob Downing, born at Bellefonte October 4, 1823, died September 16, 1896, in the house in which he was born, it being one of the first houses built in Bellefonte. He was an iron-master, "upright and honest, and lived in accordance with the Quaker faith." He married Deborah Downing, a daughter of Richard and Sarah G. (Mount) Downing, issue: George, Jacob, Louise, Ellen and Robert. (2) Sarah married Dr. George Fox. (3) Eliza married Thomas S. Downing. (4) Reuben B., born in Bellefonte in 1829, where he died in 1871, was an iron-master, and one of the most successful managers of the Valentine Iron Works. He was also engaged extensively in farming, and was a conscientious and upright member of the Society of Friends. In 1857 he married Mary B. Jacobs, who was born at East Whiteland, Chester Co., Penn., a daughter of Joseph and Ann (Bowen) Jacobs, issue: Mary and Emily (deceased); Anna J; Julia (deceased); and Caroline M. (5) Caroline married Thompson Millikin. (6) George married Emily Jacobs (a sister of Mary B. Jacobs), issue: Jane H., Mary D., Sarah W. and Emily J.
     Taking up the history of the Downing family: Mary Downing (who married George Valentine) was the direct descendant of Thomas Downing, who was born in Bradninch, in Devonshire, England, in 1691, and who, as early as 1718, resided in Chester county, Penn., and from whom descended the numerous families of Downings in that county. For generations the Downings were farmers and millers. Richard Downing, a son of Thomas, married Mary Edge, and, of their children, Jacob Downing married Sarah Drinker, of Philadelphia, and they became the parents of Mary (Downing) Valentine. A son of Richard, also named Richard, married Sarah G. Mount, and their daughter Deborah became the wife of Jacob Valentine. Elizabeth Drinker, the grandmother of Mary (Downing) Valentine, kept a diary from 1759 to 1807, which was published in book form in 1889. She was a direct descendant of Philip Drinker (1), who was born in 1597 and died in 1647; came in 1635 from Exeter, England, and settled at Charlestown, Mass. Henry Drinker, the great-great-great-grandson of Philip, the grandfather of Mary Downing, married Elizabeth Sandwith. The latter descended from John Jervis, of Roscoe, Kings county, Ireland, who came to America in 1688, with a son Martyn, and purchased large tracts of land in New Jersey now called Jervis Sound. John Jervis was appointed a justice of the peace of New Jersey. Charles, another son, was court painter to King George II, a correspondent of the poet Pope, and translator of "Don Quixote. "Henry Drinker was an ironmaster and ship owner of Philadelphia; was arrested in 1777 and sent to Virginia under pretense of hostility to the American cause; he was a member of the. common council of Philadelphia, and a large landowner; he was born in 1734, and ,died in 1809. The mother of Deborah (Downing) Valentine, Sarah G. Mount, was the daughter of James Mount, whose father was Ezekial, the son of Thomas Mount, who came from England and was the owner of the land on which the city of Louisville, Ky., was built. He had many slaves, and was a man of wealth.
     Referring to the history of the Jacobs family, Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine are in direct line of descent from John Jacobs (1) (the first of the family in America), who in 1700 settled on a portion of the Vanbibber tract of land in Providence, Philadelphia County. His death occurred in 1730. His grandson, John Jacobs (3), was the Speaker of the first .General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His brother, Israel, was a member of Congress in 1791, and another brother, Jesse, held a captain's commission and served in the Revolutionary war, participating in a number of important battles. Ann Bowen, mother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine, was in direct line of descent from John Bowen (1), of Whiteland, Chester County, who died in 1715. The paternal grandmother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine was Mary Brinton, of Thornburg, Delaware Co., Penn., who was in line from William Brinton (1), of Staffordshire, England, who settled in Concord, Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., Penn.,in 1684, and was among the earliest converts of George Fox. He bought large tracts of land in Chester County. He was born in 1630, and died in 1700. His son, William, was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1666, and died in 1751. Joseph, of Thornbury, Delaware Co., Penn., the son of William (2), was an associate judge of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Provincial Assembly. Reuben B. Valentine, of the Valentine brothers coming to Centre County in 1815, was born in 1793, and died in 1841; married Sarah Downing (a sister of Mary Downing, the wife of his brother George), born June 17. 1797, died November 30, 1843, and their children were: (I) Mary married Dr. Elias W. Hale, a wealthy gentleman of influence, of Lewistown, born June 6, 1824, and died February 20, 1892; issue: Sarah, died young, and Ellen, the wife of G. Murray Andrews. (2) George was killed in a rolling mill at the age of five years. William Valentine died unmarried.
     Abraham S. Valentine, another of the original brothers locating in Centre county, died August 29, 1862 aged sixty-eight years; married Clarissa Miles, who died March 3, 1857, aged forty-nine years; was a member of the original firm and the inventor of the ore-washing machine since in general use, the adoption of which effected a revolution in the ore mining of this region. He was possessed of great business ability and foresight (being "a man far ahead of his time "), and it was due largely to his inventions and improvements that the Valentine charcoal iron achieved its widespread reputation. At the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion he was one of the liberal contributors to a subscription for the support of the soldiers' families. Two of his sons, Abram and Bond, were in the service for a time. Clarissa Miles, wife of Abram S., was a daughter of Evan Miles, who died May 10, 1838, in his sixty-ninth year, and of Rebecca George (of the family of George's Hill, Philadelphia), who died July 28, 1845, in her seventy-sixth year; both are buried in the graveyard at Milesburg. Evan Miles was the son of Richard Miles, and the nephew of Col. Samuel Miles, of Revolutionary fame. The latter served as a lieutenant in the expedition to Fort Duquesne; was wounded at Ligonia in an attack made by the French and Indians; commanded a regiment in 1760, and at the end of the campaign was left in command of the forces at Presque Isle (now Erie), Penn. He commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary war under Gen. Washington. While leading his regiment at the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, he was captured, and while a prisoner was made a brigadier-general for distinguished service. He was no less distinguished in civil life after the war, holding many responsible positions, among them that of mayor of Philadelphia. Richard Miles married Mary Pugh, who was a member of the Society of Friends, and in 1792 they located at Milesburg, Centre county, where both are buried. He was a captain of militia in the Revolution. His Death occurred December 16, 1823, in the eighty-fifth year of his age, and that of his wife, December 20, 1794, aged forty-four years. Richard Miles was the grandson of Richard, one of the brothers who came from South Wales in 1682 or 1683, and settled at Radnor, Pennsylvania.
     The children of Abraham S. Valentine and Clarissa (Miles) were: (1) Anna married S. Stewart Lyon, and their issue are-John; Anna; Clara, the wife of William Jasper Nicholas; Mary, the wife of Ellis L. Orvis; and Rebecca. (2) Rebecca M. married Evan Pugh, Ph. D., who lived only a few months after marriage, and left no issue; he was a scholarly gentleman and distinguished educator, and was the first president of the Pennsylvania State College. (3) Bond, born March 22, 1834, died April 19, 1889, married Mattie Kenney, who died August 25, 1882, in her forty-sixth year; their children are-Evan and Jane (died in infancy); Bond; and Edward K. The father of these was for years a member of the firm of Shortlidge & Co., of Bellefonte, dealers in grain and coal, and latterly he was engaged in the insurance business. "He was closely attached to the Society of Friends, and was very devoted to their teachings. He was a man possessing a pure Christian character, whom everyone honored. His friends were numbered by the hundreds, who looked upon him as a man worthy of imitation, because he followed as near as he could in the paths of divine teaching. He was courteous, genial, and enjoyed being genial whether in social or business life."(4) Abram S., who resides at Atlantic City, N. J., married Eliza U. Natt, of Philadelphia, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, of England, and their children are-Charles, Arthur and Edward. Abram S. is connected with the Valentine Iron Works at Bellefonte, and for years took an active part in the business interests of Bellefonte and vicinity. During the war of the Rebellion he was for a time in the service, and contributed largely toward the support of the soldiers and their families. (5) Evan M., who resides in Philadelphia, married Mary J. Taylor, of Doylestown, who died. Their children are Harry S. and Abram S. (6) Samuel and (7) Blanchard died in infancy, (8) and (9) Clara and Mary, respectively, unmarried. (10) Henry C. now connected with the Valentine Iron Works, married Sarah, a daughter of Thomas, and grand-.daughter of Judge Thomas Burnside, and their children are-Stanley, Helen, Rebecca and Henry. Henry C. is a member of the borough council.
     Bond Valentine, the youngest of the original Valentine brothers, did not remain in the iron business long, but early turned his attention to the law. His birth occurred in 1798. His early paternal training was such as to instill in his mind those principles of morality which were the guiding and controlling influence of his after life. He became a distinguished lawyer, and served in the General Assembly, 1830-32, from Centre County. In 1842, influenced by conscientious convictions, he abandoned the law that he might devote his life to the public ministry in the Society of Friends. The Friends Review in an obituary notice, said: "His sterling integrity and the well-known simplicity of his character, averse to mere forms, won for him the increased confidence and respect of the community, and his addresses have been marked by impassioned earnestness. In social circles our friend was very attractive, without reserve, original, genial and simple."
     To his first wife, Lydia, daughter of John and Susannah (Ashbridge) Fairland, farming people of near West Chester, Penn., and of English descent, two children were born, the elder of whom died in infancy; the other is Robert Valentine, who has long been at the head of the firm of Valentine & Co., of Bellefonte. Robert Valentine is one of the prominent and wealthy citizens of Bellefonte. His second wife, to whom he was married in 1861, was Mary Natt, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, born in England, and their children are: Emily and Julia, the latter being the wife of Dr. Bond, of Baltimore. The homes of Robert Valentine and family, and the family of Reuben B. Valentine, are particularly striking, and are of the several imposing and beautiful places of the mountain town of Bellefonte. The former, a modern built, native stone structure, commodious and substantial, stands on one of the highest points of the town, and is very commanding in point of view. While the other is located a short distance from the town on a beautifully situated farm, "Burnham," this suburban countryseat is surrounded by spacious grounds, and the old grey limestone house, built by Reuben B. Valentine in 1856, is of the Colonial style. with Robert Valentine at Citation.14

Rachel Edge Petition to Orphan's Court regarding estate of their father - signed by Jacob, Rachel and Mary Edge.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Chester County, Pennsylvania, Estate Papers, 1714-1838 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Pennsylvania. Chester County. Estate Papers, 1700–1820. Gale Cengage Learning. Microfilm, 85 rolls. Chester County Archives, West Chester, Pennsylvania. in 1739 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.15 She was From Jordan [1914]: [quote]...Rachel was an elder in the Uwchlan Meeting, to which both belonged... [end quote] circa 1764 at Uwchlan Friends Meeting, Lionville, Uwchlan Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1

Family

Robert Valentine Sr. b. 21 Jul 1717, d. 21 Jul 1786
Children

Citations

  1. [S2493] LL. D. John W. Jordan, editor, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Its People (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Vol III, p. 1109. Hereinafter cited as Jordan [1914] History of Delaware Co PA.
  2. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  3. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 750.
  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), pp. 97-102. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  5. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 97.
  6. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 46.
  7. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Rachel Edge Valentine: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=VAL&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=40&GScntry=4&GSsr=1401&GRid=26778176&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  8. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Image of record seen on Ancestry.com on 2 June 2014 at http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00033/2351838?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dQuakerMeetMins%26h%3d2351838%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t36830070_p19010861391_kpidz0q3d19010861391z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid&ssrc=pt_t36830070_p19010861391_kpidz0q3d19010861391z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid&backlabel=ReturnRecord#?imageId=31906_275428-00024. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  9. [S2670] Microfilm: unknown subject, by unknown photographer; unknown series; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Online Seen on Ancetry 2 June 2014 at http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_275428-00033/2351838?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dQuakerMeetMins%26h%3d2351838%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dpt_t36830070_p190108; unknown file name, p. 25.
  10. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Rachel Edge Valentine: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26778176
  11. [S704] e-mail address, online unknown url, Rob Salzman < and e-mail address> (unknown location), downloaded updated 20 Nov 2001.
  12. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 528.
  13. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  14. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), pp. 69-72. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
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  16. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 184.
  17. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 186.
  18. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pp. 186-187.
  19. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 2, p. 4. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).

Thomas Valentine

M, #8460, b. 1689, d. 1747
FatherGeorge Valentine b. c 1650, d. b 1708
MotherMary Cuppage
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV5
Last Edited15 Oct 2016
     Thomas Valentine was born in 1689 at Bally Brumhill, Ireland; From Jordan [1914]: [quote]Thomas Valentine, the American ancestor, was of Bally Brumhill, Ireland, where he married Mary, daughter of thomas and Rebecca Parke. [end quote]1,2 He married Mary Parke, daughter of Thomas Parke and Rebecca Hooper, on 22 September 1715 at Dublin, co. Cork, Ireland; From Jordan [1914]: [quote]Thomas Valentine, the American ancestor, was of Bally Brumhill, Ireland, where he married Mary, daughter of thomas and Rebecca Parke. [end quote]1,2,3,4 Thomas Valentine died in 1747 at New Providence, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA; From Jordan [1914]: [quote]They afterwards settled in New Providence township, now Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, where Thomas Valentine died in 1747. [end quote]2,3
     EDV-5.

Thomas Valentine Futhey & Cope (p. 750): "VALENTINE, Thomas, of Bally Brumhill, Ireland, married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Parke, born Sept. 18, 1693. They produced a certificate from Carlow to New Garden Monthly Meeting, 2, 27, 1728, and afterwards removed to New Providence township, (now) Montgomery Co., where he died in 1747. Their children were Robert, Thomas, John, Jonathan, and perhaps others."3

Thomas Valentine (an unknown value.)5
Reference: (an unknown value.)1,2
Thomas Valentine was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "VALENTINE. The Valentines of Bellefonte and their connections have descended from early and historic families of the State. The Valentine family is in direct line of descent from Robert Valentine (1), who died in 1651. His wife was Elizabeth Warren, a native of Lambstown, County Wexford, Ireland, whose death occurred in Ballynocassick in 1695. Their son, George, of Bally Brummel. County Carlow, Ireland, had a son Thomas, who in 1715 married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hooper) Parke, of Battytean, County Carlow, and became the progenitor of the family in America. He was born in 1693, and about 1720 came to America, locating in Chester County, Penn. Later he moved into what became Montgomery County of the same State, where his death occurred in 1747. Thomas Parke appears to have been a farmer in Ireland, owning in 1720 land in Ballileau, Ballaghmore and Coolissnactah. In 1724 he came to America bringing with him his family, and located in the great valley on the west side of what is now Downington, where he had purchased 500 acres of land. He died January 31,1738, and his widow on June 2 1, 1749. He was an elder in Caln Meeting, and esteemed by Friends.
     Thomas Valentine and family were Friends, and identified with the Kilconnor Monthly Meeting in Ireland. Of their children, Robert, a native of Bally Brummel, Ireland, married, in 1747, Rachel Edge, of Providence, Chester Co., Penn., and his son Robert, born in 1752, married, in 1773 , Ann Bond. Robert, the son of the emigrant, became a recommended minister in 1764, and traveled considerably in that capacity, including a visit to Great Britain at the close of the Revolutionary war. John Edge, the maternal grandfather of Rachel Edge, came to the country from St. Andrews, Holborn, in the County of Middlesex, England, and settled in Nether Providence about the year 1685. He was an earnest member of the Society of Friends. He had been subjected to heavy fines and imprisonment in his native county for refusing to act contrary to his
conscientious scruples, and on one occasion had to stand public trial.
     From Robert Valentine and Ann Bond came descendants of the name in Centre County. Their children were: Robert married Elizabeth Downing; George married Mary Downing; Samuel and Jacob D. died unmarried; Reuben B. married Sarah Downing; Abraham S. married Clarissa Miles; Bond married Lydia Fairlamb; Thomazine married Reuben Miller: and Rachael married Maj. Jonathan Kersley, of Detroit, Mich. Ann Bond was the daughter of Samuel and Thomazine (Downing) Bond, of West Whiteland, Chester county, and the granddaughter of Joseph Bond, who settled at Bristol, in Bucks county, Penn., in the early part of the eighteenth century; he was a large land owner, and was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of the borough, which was incorporated by letters patent from the Crown, November 14, 1720. Joseph Bond and John Hall were the first Burgesses of the town. The former represented his county in the Colonial Legislature.
     In 1815, Samuel, Jacob D., George, Reuben B., Abram S., and Bond Valentine, sons of Robert and Ann Bond, came from Chester county to Centre county, accompanied by Jacob Thomas, and leased the old Dunlop iron furnace erected by John Dunlop in 1802, and in 1821 purchased it. Mr. Thomas withdrew in 1817, and was succeeded by his son, William A. Thomas. They were all iron-masters, and for years were largely identified with the development of the iron interests of Centre County. They built additional forges and in 1824 built the first rolling mill in Centre County. In 1842 they abandoned the old furnace, and built one just outside of the borough of Bellefonte. Many of the sons of these men succeeded them to the business, and some are still connected with it. Referring to these men who built the first Friends Meeting House at Bellefonte, and who by birth were members of the Society, a writer says: "The rise of the Friends Meeting in Bellefonte seems worthy of some notice. It was established by four or five men, who, making no especial profession of religion, yet yielded to a simple apprehension of duty, and built a house for the worship of God. All of them became faithful humble followers of the Lord Jesus, and to one of them was committed the ministry of the Gospel of Christ. Friends Meeting is still regularly held in Bellefonte, and is largely composed of the descendants of those who established it." Of the Valentine brothers who came to Centre County, George, born in East Caln, September I, 1788, died in Bellefonte, July 13, 1857, married Mary Downing, born in Philadelphia, January 22, 1792, died January 27, 1879. issue: (1) Jacob Downing, born at Bellefonte October 4, 1823, died September 16, 1896, in the house in which he was born, it being one of the first houses built in Bellefonte. He was an iron-master, "upright and honest, and lived in accordance with the Quaker faith." He married Deborah Downing, a daughter of Richard and Sarah G. (Mount) Downing, issue: George, Jacob, Louise, Ellen and Robert. (2) Sarah married Dr. George Fox. (3) Eliza married Thomas S. Downing. (4) Reuben B., born in Bellefonte in 1829, where he died in 1871, was an iron-master, and one of the most successful managers of the Valentine Iron Works. He was also engaged extensively in farming, and was a conscientious and upright member of the Society of Friends. In 1857 he married Mary B. Jacobs, who was born at East Whiteland, Chester Co., Penn., a daughter of Joseph and Ann (Bowen) Jacobs, issue: Mary and Emily (deceased); Anna J; Julia (deceased); and Caroline M. (5) Caroline married Thompson Millikin. (6) George married Emily Jacobs (a sister of Mary B. Jacobs), issue: Jane H., Mary D., Sarah W. and Emily J.
     Taking up the history of the Downing family: Mary Downing (who married George Valentine) was the direct descendant of Thomas Downing, who was born in Bradninch, in Devonshire, England, in 1691, and who, as early as 1718, resided in Chester county, Penn., and from whom descended the numerous families of Downings in that county. For generations the Downings were farmers and millers. Richard Downing, a son of Thomas, married Mary Edge, and, of their children, Jacob Downing married Sarah Drinker, of Philadelphia, and they became the parents of Mary (Downing) Valentine. A son of Richard, also named Richard, married Sarah G. Mount, and their daughter Deborah became the wife of Jacob Valentine. Elizabeth Drinker, the grandmother of Mary (Downing) Valentine, kept a diary from 1759 to 1807, which was published in book form in 1889. She was a direct descendant of Philip Drinker (1), who was born in 1597 and died in 1647; came in 1635 from Exeter, England, and settled at Charlestown, Mass. Henry Drinker, the great-great-great-grandson of Philip, the grandfather of Mary Downing, married Elizabeth Sandwith. The latter descended from John Jervis, of Roscoe, Kings county, Ireland, who came to America in 1688, with a son Martyn, and purchased large tracts of land in New Jersey now called Jervis Sound. John Jervis was appointed a justice of the peace of New Jersey. Charles, another son, was court painter to King George II, a correspondent of the poet Pope, and translator of "Don Quixote. "Henry Drinker was an ironmaster and ship owner of Philadelphia; was arrested in 1777 and sent to Virginia under pretense of hostility to the American cause; he was a member of the. common council of Philadelphia, and a large landowner; he was born in 1734, and ,died in 1809. The mother of Deborah (Downing) Valentine, Sarah G. Mount, was the daughter of James Mount, whose father was Ezekial, the son of Thomas Mount, who came from England and was the owner of the land on which the city of Louisville, Ky., was built. He had many slaves, and was a man of wealth.
     Referring to the history of the Jacobs family, Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine are in direct line of descent from John Jacobs (1) (the first of the family in America), who in 1700 settled on a portion of the Vanbibber tract of land in Providence, Philadelphia County. His death occurred in 1730. His grandson, John Jacobs (3), was the Speaker of the first .General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His brother, Israel, was a member of Congress in 1791, and another brother, Jesse, held a captain's commission and served in the Revolutionary war, participating in a number of important battles. Ann Bowen, mother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine, was in direct line of descent from John Bowen (1), of Whiteland, Chester County, who died in 1715. The paternal grandmother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine was Mary Brinton, of Thornburg, Delaware Co., Penn., who was in line from William Brinton (1), of Staffordshire, England, who settled in Concord, Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., Penn.,in 1684, and was among the earliest converts of George Fox. He bought large tracts of land in Chester County. He was born in 1630, and died in 1700. His son, William, was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1666, and died in 1751. Joseph, of Thornbury, Delaware Co., Penn., the son of William (2), was an associate judge of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Provincial Assembly. Reuben B. Valentine, of the Valentine brothers coming to Centre County in 1815, was born in 1793, and died in 1841; married Sarah Downing (a sister of Mary Downing, the wife of his brother George), born June 17. 1797, died November 30, 1843, and their children were: (I) Mary married Dr. Elias W. Hale, a wealthy gentleman of influence, of Lewistown, born June 6, 1824, and died February 20, 1892; issue: Sarah, died young, and Ellen, the wife of G. Murray Andrews. (2) George was killed in a rolling mill at the age of five years. William Valentine died unmarried.
     Abraham S. Valentine, another of the original brothers locating in Centre county, died August 29, 1862 aged sixty-eight years; married Clarissa Miles, who died March 3, 1857, aged forty-nine years; was a member of the original firm and the inventor of the ore-washing machine since in general use, the adoption of which effected a revolution in the ore mining of this region. He was possessed of great business ability and foresight (being "a man far ahead of his time "), and it was due largely to his inventions and improvements that the Valentine charcoal iron achieved its widespread reputation. At the outbreak of the war of the Rebellion he was one of the liberal contributors to a subscription for the support of the soldiers' families. Two of his sons, Abram and Bond, were in the service for a time. Clarissa Miles, wife of Abram S., was a daughter of Evan Miles, who died May 10, 1838, in his sixty-ninth year, and of Rebecca George (of the family of George's Hill, Philadelphia), who died July 28, 1845, in her seventy-sixth year; both are buried in the graveyard at Milesburg. Evan Miles was the son of Richard Miles, and the nephew of Col. Samuel Miles, of Revolutionary fame. The latter served as a lieutenant in the expedition to Fort Duquesne; was wounded at Ligonia in an attack made by the French and Indians; commanded a regiment in 1760, and at the end of the campaign was left in command of the forces at Presque Isle (now Erie), Penn. He commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary war under Gen. Washington. While leading his regiment at the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, he was captured, and while a prisoner was made a brigadier-general for distinguished service. He was no less distinguished in civil life after the war, holding many responsible positions, among them that of mayor of Philadelphia. Richard Miles married Mary Pugh, who was a member of the Society of Friends, and in 1792 they located at Milesburg, Centre county, where both are buried. He was a captain of militia in the Revolution. His Death occurred December 16, 1823, in the eighty-fifth year of his age, and that of his wife, December 20, 1794, aged forty-four years. Richard Miles was the grandson of Richard, one of the brothers who came from South Wales in 1682 or 1683, and settled at Radnor, Pennsylvania.
     The children of Abraham S. Valentine and Clarissa (Miles) were: (1) Anna married S. Stewart Lyon, and their issue are-John; Anna; Clara, the wife of William Jasper Nicholas; Mary, the wife of Ellis L. Orvis; and Rebecca. (2) Rebecca M. married Evan Pugh, Ph. D., who lived only a few months after marriage, and left no issue; he was a scholarly gentleman and distinguished educator, and was the first president of the Pennsylvania State College. (3) Bond, born March 22, 1834, died April 19, 1889, married Mattie Kenney, who died August 25, 1882, in her forty-sixth year; their children are-Evan and Jane (died in infancy); Bond; and Edward K. The father of these was for years a member of the firm of Shortlidge & Co., of Bellefonte, dealers in grain and coal, and latterly he was engaged in the insurance business. "He was closely attached to the Society of Friends, and was very devoted to their teachings. He was a man possessing a pure Christian character, whom everyone honored. His friends were numbered by the hundreds, who looked upon him as a man worthy of imitation, because he followed as near as he could in the paths of divine teaching. He was courteous, genial, and enjoyed being genial whether in social or business life."(4) Abram S., who resides at Atlantic City, N. J., married Eliza U. Natt, of Philadelphia, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, of England, and their children are-Charles, Arthur and Edward. Abram S. is connected with the Valentine Iron Works at Bellefonte, and for years took an active part in the business interests of Bellefonte and vicinity. During the war of the Rebellion he was for a time in the service, and contributed largely toward the support of the soldiers and their families. (5) Evan M., who resides in Philadelphia, married Mary J. Taylor, of Doylestown, who died. Their children are Harry S. and Abram S. (6) Samuel and (7) Blanchard died in infancy, (8) and (9) Clara and Mary, respectively, unmarried. (10) Henry C. now connected with the Valentine Iron Works, married Sarah, a daughter of Thomas, and grand-.daughter of Judge Thomas Burnside, and their children are-Stanley, Helen, Rebecca and Henry. Henry C. is a member of the borough council.
     Bond Valentine, the youngest of the original Valentine brothers, did not remain in the iron business long, but early turned his attention to the law. His birth occurred in 1798. His early paternal training was such as to instill in his mind those principles of morality which were the guiding and controlling influence of his after life. He became a distinguished lawyer, and served in the General Assembly, 1830-32, from Centre County. In 1842, influenced by conscientious convictions, he abandoned the law that he might devote his life to the public ministry in the Society of Friends. The Friends Review in an obituary notice, said: "His sterling integrity and the well-known simplicity of his character, averse to mere forms, won for him the increased confidence and respect of the community, and his addresses have been marked by impassioned earnestness. In social circles our friend was very attractive, without reserve, original, genial and simple."
     To his first wife, Lydia, daughter of John and Susannah (Ashbridge) Fairland, farming people of near West Chester, Penn., and of English descent, two children were born, the elder of whom died in infancy; the other is Robert Valentine, who has long been at the head of the firm of Valentine & Co., of Bellefonte. Robert Valentine is one of the prominent and wealthy citizens of Bellefonte. His second wife, to whom he was married in 1861, was Mary Natt, daughter of Thomas J. and Anne Natt, born in England, and their children are: Emily and Julia, the latter being the wife of Dr. Bond, of Baltimore. The homes of Robert Valentine and family, and the family of Reuben B. Valentine, are particularly striking, and are of the several imposing and beautiful places of the mountain town of Bellefonte. The former, a modern built, native stone structure, commodious and substantial, stands on one of the highest points of the town, and is very commanding in point of view. While the other is located a short distance from the town on a beautifully situated farm, "Burnham," this suburban countryseat is surrounded by spacious grounds, and the old grey limestone house, built by Reuben B. Valentine in 1856, is of the Colonial style. with Robert Valentine at Citation.6
Thomas Valentine was a witness to the According to Futhey & Cope [1881:600]: "PARKE, Thomas, born about 1660, married Rebecca Hooper (?), who was born about 1672. They had the following children, all born in Ireland: Mary, b. Sept. 18, 1 693, m. Thomas Valentine ; Robert, b. March 23, 1694-5, d. Feb. 9, 1736-7 ; Susanna, b. Dec. 22, 1696 ; Rebecca, b. Jan. 22, 1698-9, m. Hugh Stalker; Rachel, b. Deo. 26, 1700, m. William Robinson ; Jean, b. April 6, 1703, d. April 12, 1705 ; Thomas, b. March 13, 1704-5, d. Oct. 17, 1758; Abel, b. Feb. 22, 1706-7, d. July 21, 1757; Jonathan, b. April 18, 1709, d. April 5, 1767 ; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 5, 1711, d. April 16, 1746, m. John Jackson. Thomas Parke appears to have been a farmer in Ireland, and in the year 1720 owned some land in Ballileau, Ballaghmore, and Coolisnactah. On May 21, 1724, with all of his family except Mary and Susanna, he went on board, at Dublin, the ship "Sizarghs," of Whitehaven, Jeremiah Cowman commander, and on August 21st they arrived in Delaware Bay. Thomas Parke leased a property from Mary Head, near Chester, as a temporary home, but on December 2d purchased 500 acres from Thomas Lindley in the Great Valley, on the west side of what is now Downingtown. Of this land he gave to his son Abel 100 acres, to Robert 124, on which was a very large spring, and to Thomas, Jr., 276 acres, retaining a life-estate therein. He died 1, 31, 1738, and his widow 6, 21, 1749. He was an elder of Cain Meeting, and well esteemed by Friends." with Thomas Parke and Rebecca Hooper.7

Thomas Valentine immigrated circa 1728 to New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Futhey & Cope (p. 750): "They produced a certificate from Carlow to New Garden Monthly Meeting, 2, 27, 1728."3

Thomas Valentine lived between 1729 and 1747 at New Providence, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2

Family

Mary Parke b. 18 Sep 1693
Children

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S2493] LL. D. John W. Jordan, editor, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Its People (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Vol III, p. 1109. Hereinafter cited as Jordan [1914] History of Delaware Co PA.
  3. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA (Philadelphia: Louis H Everts, 1881; repub 1978, Unigraphic, Inc, 1401N Fares, Evansville, IN 47711, unknown publish date), p. 750. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 97. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  5. [S2493] LL. D. John W. Jordan, Jordan [1914] History of Delaware Co PA, pp. 1110-13.
  6. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), pp. 69-72. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  7. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 673-4.
  8. [S1358] Kathy Hines, "Email message from Kathy Hines, dated 18 March, 2002," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to Greg Vaut, 18 March 2002. Hereinafter cited as "Email message from Kathy Hines, dated 18 March, 2002."
  9. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 751.