Mary Parke1

F, #8461, b. 18 September 1693
FatherThomas Parke2,3,1,4 b. 1661, d. 2 Feb 1738
MotherRebecca Hooper1,4 b. c 1672, d. 21 Jun 1749
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
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     Mary Parke was born on 18 September 1693 at Ireland; From Jordan [1914]: [quote]Thomas ... married Mary, daughter of thomas and Rebecca Parke. She was born September 18, 1693. [end quote]2,1,4 She married Thomas Valentine, son of George Valentine and Mary Cuppage, 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]5,2,1,4
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Mary Parke 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
Mary Parke 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.3 Mary Parke was Quaker - From Jordan [1914]: [quote]They came to America bearing a certificate from Carlow to New Garden (Chester county) Monthly Meeting of Friends, dated 2,27,1728, which no doubt represent the year of their emigration. [end quote]
From Cope [1901] p. 97: At New Garden Monthly Meeting, 2, 27, 1728, "Thos Vallantine produced a Certificate to this meeting from Carlow Moly Meeting in Ireland, Recommending him under ye care of friends, which was Read here and Accepted of accordingly."4

Family

Thomas Valentine b. 1689, d. 1747
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. 750. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester Co, PA.
  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, p. 673-4.
  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. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  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. [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."
  8. [S1140] J Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester Co, PA, p. 751.

George Valentine

M, #8462, b. circa 1650, d. before 1708
FatherRobert Valentine b. 1618, d. 1651
MotherElizabeth Warren b. 1627, d. 1695
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
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     George Valentine married Mary Cuppage, daughter of Major Robert Cuppage. George Valentine was born circa 1650 at England.1 He died before 1708 at Ireland.1
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George Valentine per George Valentine ms: "They lived Ballybronhill County Carlow" (sp?)
George 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.2

Family

Mary Cuppage
Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [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.

Mary Cuppage

F, #8463
FatherMajor Robert Cuppage
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV6
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Mary Cuppage married George Valentine, son of Robert Valentine and Elizabeth Warren.
     EDV-6.

Family

George Valentine b. c 1650, d. b 1708
Child

Robert Valentine

M, #8464, b. 1618, d. 1651
FatherGeorge Valentine b. bt 1585 - 1590, d. 1634
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV7
Last Edited16 Oct 2016
     Robert Valentine was born in 1618 at Ireland.1,2 He married Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Joshua Warren and Sarah Morris, on 17 July 1645.3 Robert Valentine died in 1651.1,4
     Robert Valentine lived at Islington, Middlesex, England.1 EDV-7.

Robert Valentine 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. at Citation.5

Robert Valentine per George Valentine ms: "Robert Valentine of Islington, Middlesex Co., England."

Family

Elizabeth Warren b. 1627, d. 1695
Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S704] e-mail address, online unknown url, Rob Salzman < and e-mail address> (unknown location), downloaded updated 20 Nov 2001.
  3. [S1154] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bfhigbee, Betty Forbes Higbee (unknown location), downloaded updated 4 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhigbee&id=I10624
  4. [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), p. 69. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  5. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA, pp. 69-72.

Elizabeth Warren

F, #8465, b. 1627, d. 1695
FatherJoshua Warren1 b. 2 Apr 1594, d. 1640
MotherSarah Morris2
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV7
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Elizabeth Warren was born at Lambstown, co. Wexford, Ireland.3 She was born in 1627.4 She married Robert Valentine, son of George Valentine, on 17 July 1645.4 Elizabeth Warren married Henry Fuller between 1650 and 1665.4 Elizabeth Warren married Major Robert Cuppage in 1667.4 Elizabeth Warren died in 1695 at Ballynacarrick, Ireland.3
     Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth remarried Henry Fuller, probably prior to emigration to Ireland. He d. 1665. She likely emigrated to join the Morris family of Belturbet, Co.Cavan, Ireland after that. In 1667, she remarried Robert Cuppage of Co.Wexford, a former major in the English army who had converted to Quakerism. Son John Fuller bequeathed her 130 pounds in 1690. The will, proved in 1692, states she was a resident of Lambstown, Co.Wexford, Ireland.4 EDV-7.

Elizabeth Warren (an unknown value.)5

Family 1

Robert Valentine b. 1618, d. 1651
Child

Family 2

Henry Fuller d. 1665

Citations

  1. [S1154] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bfhigbee, Betty Forbes Higbee (unknown location), downloaded updated 4 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhigbee&id=I10625
  2. [S1154] e-mail address, updated 4 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhigbee&id=I10626
  3. [S704] e-mail address, online unknown url, Rob Salzman < and e-mail address> (unknown location), downloaded updated 20 Nov 2001.
  4. [S1154] e-mail address, updated 4 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhigbee&id=I10624
  5. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Major Robert Cuppage

M, #8466
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV7
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Major Robert Cuppage married Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Joshua Warren and Sarah Morris, in 1667.1
     EDV-7.

Major Robert Cuppage lived at Lambstown (?), Ireland.2

Major Robert Cuppage per George Valentine ms: "Elizabeth Warren Valentine after her husband's death married Major Robert Cuppage of Cromwell's army and received grants of land in Ireland for his service. They moved to Ireland about (?) Lambstown (?). Major Cuppage had a daughterby a former marriage, named Mary."

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Elizabeth Warren b. 1627, d. 1695

Citations

  1. [S1154] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bfhigbee, Betty Forbes Higbee (unknown location), downloaded updated 4 Jan 2002, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfhigbee&id=I10624
  2. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

George Valentine

M, #8467, b. between 1585 and 1590, d. 1634
FatherJohn Valentine d. 1683
MotherMargery Roscoe
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV8
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     George Valentine was born between 1585 and 1590.1 He died in 1634.1
     George Valentine lived at London, England.1 EDV-8.

George Valentine lived at Eccles, Lancashire, England.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Valentine

M, #8468, d. 1683
FatherGeorge Valentine b. bt 1525 - 1530, d. 1581
MotherAlice (?)
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV9
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     John Valentine married Margery Roscoe. John Valentine died in 1683 at England.1
     EDV-9.

Family

Margery Roscoe
Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Margery Roscoe

F, #8469
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV9
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Margery Roscoe married John Valentine, son of George Valentine and Alice (?).
     EDV-9.

Margery Roscoe per George Valentine ms: "Margery Roscoe of Lancashire."

Family

John Valentine d. 1683
Child

George Valentine

M, #8470, b. between 1525 and 1530, d. 1581
FatherGeorge Valentine
ReferenceEDV10
Last Edited20 Sep 2014
     George Valentine married Alice (?) George Valentine was born between 1525 and 1530 at Eccles, Lancashire, England.1 He died in 1581.1
     George Valentine lived at Eccles, Lancashire, England; per George Valentine ms: "The family was seated in and near Eccles from the most remote times."1 EDV-10.

Family

Alice (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Alice (?)

F, #8471
ReferenceEDV10
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Alice (?) married George Valentine, son of George Valentine.
     EDV-10.

Alice (?) (an unknown value.)1

Family

George Valentine b. bt 1525 - 1530, d. 1581
Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

George Valentine

M, #8472
FatherThomas Valentine
ReferenceEDV11
Last Edited25 Jan 2003
     EDV-11.

George Valentine (an unknown value.)1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Thomas Valentine

M, #8473
FatherJohn Le Valentyne
ReferenceEDV12
Last Edited25 Jan 2003
     EDV-12. Thomas Valentine was living between 1476 and 1487.1

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Valentine

M, #8474, d. before 1508
FatherThomas Valentine
Last Edited29 May 2001
     John Valentine died before 1508.1

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Geoffrey Valentine

M, #8475
FatherThomas Valentine
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Geoffrey Valentine (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Le Valentyne

M, #8476
FatherRichard Le Valentyne
ReferenceEDV13
Last Edited25 Jan 2003
     EDV-13.

John Le Valentyne (an unknown value.)1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Richard Le Valentyne

M, #8477
FatherJohn Le Valentyne b. bt 1320 - 1325, d. 1395
ReferenceEDV14
Last Edited25 Jan 2003
     EDV-14.

Richard Le Valentyne (an unknown value.)1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Le Valentyne

M, #8478, b. between 1320 and 1325, d. 1395
ReferenceEDV15
Last Edited25 Jan 2003
     John Le Valentyne was born between 1320 and 1325.1 He died in 1395.1
     EDV-15.

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S694] George Valentine, ms written by George Valentine (no date) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Sir Stephen le Scrope1

M, #8479, d. 4 September 1408
FatherRichard le Scrope 1st Baron Scrope of Bolton1 d. 30 May 1403
MotherBlanche de la Pole1
Last Edited16 Dec 2007
     Sir Stephen le Scrope witnessed the marriage of Sir Stephen le Scrope. He married Millicent de Tybetot, daughter of Sir Robert de Tybetot 3rd Baron Tybetot and Margaret Deincourt; had issue.1,2 Sir Stephen le Scrope died on 4 September 1408 at died of plague, Ireland.1
     Sir Stephen le Scrope Stephen (Sir), one of the few who remained loyal to RICHARD II after his downfall, a contemporary chronicler writes "Thus spake King Richard to the Earl of Salisbury, to the Bp Carlisle, and to the two other Knights, Sir Stephen Scrope and Ferriby, weeping most tenderly and greatly lamenting, upon the walls of the castle of Flint; so that I firmly believe no creature in this mortal world, let him be who he would, Jew or Saracen, could have beheld these five together without being heartily sorry for them"; later became reconciled to HENRY IV, who refused his request for the sovereignty of the Isle of Man, but appointed him Ld Deputy of Ireland 1401-08 (the nominal Viceroy, the King's s Thomas of Lancaster, being a child), defeated the Irish at Callan 1407; bore as arms Scrope differenced by a mullet erm. in the upper part of the bend;m Millicent (who m 2nd, Jan 1409, Sir John Fastolf, KG), 2nd dau and co-heir of Robert, 3rd Baron Tiptoft, by right of whom he obtained Castle Combe, Wilts, and other manors, and d of plague in Ireland, 4 Sept 1408, leaving issue. The Scropes of Castle Combe became extinct in the male line on the death of William Scrope, F.L.S., the well known artist and sportsman, in 1852; he bore arms as given for Sir Stephen le Scrope.1

Citations

  1. [S1396] Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site, online http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerageandgentry/sitepages/home.asp, Scrope of Danby Family Page. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage & Gentry Web Site.
  2. [S2165] Michael Andrews-Reading, "Andrews-Reading email 20 Aug 2007: "Heirs to the original Tibetot barony"," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to e-mail address, 20 Aug 2007. Hereinafter cited as "Andrews-Reading email 20 Aug 2007."

William Downing

M, #8480, b. 6 March 1672
FatherEdward Downing (Downynge) b. 30 Apr 1625
MotherElizabeth Salter
Last Edited29 May 2001
     William Downing was baptized on 6 March 1672 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1 He married Agnes Savery on 22 December 1700 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1

Family

Agnes Savery
Children

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

Edward Downing (Downynge)

M, #8481, b. 30 April 1625
FatherJohn Downynge b. 3 Apr 1597
MotherJudeth Weekes b. c 1603
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV7
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Edward Downing (Downynge) was baptized on 30 April 1625 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1 He married Elizabeth Salter, daughter of Thomas Salter, on 26 March 1654 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1 Edward Downing (Downynge) was buried on 16 December 1683 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1
     EDV-7.

Family

Elizabeth Salter
Children

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

Elizabeth Salter

F, #8482
FatherThomas Salter
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV7
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Elizabeth Salter married Edward Downing (Downynge), son of John Downynge and Judeth Weekes, on 26 March 1654 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1
     EDV-7.

Elizabeth Salter (an unknown value.)1

Family

Edward Downing (Downynge) b. 30 Apr 1625
Children

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

Wilmote Downing (Downynge)

F, #8483, b. 23 December 1666
FatherEdward Downing (Downynge) b. 30 Apr 1625
MotherElizabeth Salter
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Wilmote Downing (Downynge) was baptized on 23 December 1666 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

Agnes Savery

F, #8484
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Agnes Savery married William Downing, son of Edward Downing (Downynge) and Elizabeth Salter, on 22 December 1700 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1
     Agnes Savery (an unknown value.)1

Family

William Downing b. 6 Mar 1672
Children

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

William Downing

M, #8485, b. 1702
FatherWilliam Downing b. 6 Mar 1672
MotherAgnes Savery
Last Edited29 May 2001
     William Downing was baptized in 1702 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

John Downing

M, #8486, b. 1703
FatherWilliam Downing b. 6 Mar 1672
MotherAgnes Savery
Last Edited29 May 2001
     John Downing was baptized in 1703 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

John Downynge

M, #8487, b. 3 April 1597
FatherThomas Downynge b. 23 Aug 1560
MotherJohana (?)
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV8
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     John Downynge was baptized on 3 April 1597 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1 He married Judeth Weekes on 15 January 1624 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1 John Downynge was buried on 9 January 1633 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1
     EDV-8.

Family

Judeth Weekes b. c 1603
Children

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

Judeth Weekes

F, #8488, b. circa 1603
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV8
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     Judeth Weekes was born circa 1603 at Bradninch, Devon, England. She married John Downynge, son of Thomas Downynge and Johana (?), on 15 January 1624 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1
     EDV-8.

Judeth Weekes (an unknown value.)1

Family

John Downynge b. 3 Apr 1597
Children

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

Thomas Salter

M, #8489
ChartsAncestors - Ellen Downing VALENTINE
ReferenceEDV8
Last Edited23 Jan 2003
     EDV-8.

Thomas Salter lived at Bradninch, Devon, England.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).

Alice Downynge

F, #8490, b. 26 August 1626
FatherJohn Downynge b. 3 Apr 1597
MotherJudeth Weekes b. c 1603
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Alice Downynge was baptized on 26 August 1626 at Bradninch, Devon, England.1 She was buried on 3 May 1628.1

Citations

  1. [S697] John Perot, mimeo, no date
    "The Devonshire Downings"
    supplied by Ross W. Downing of DFHSA.
    (n.p.: Ardmore, PA, unknown publish date).