Mary Whelan1

F, #38221
FatherDennis Whelan Jr.1 b. 19 Jan 1761, d. 1819
MotherMary Downing1 b. 14 Oct 1763, d. 20 Jun 1813
Last Edited27 May 2014
     Mary Whelan died; in infancy.1

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.

Thomazine Whelan1

F, #38222, d. 22 September 1813
FatherDennis Whelan Jr.1 b. 19 Jan 1761, d. 1819
MotherMary Downing1 b. 14 Oct 1763, d. 20 Jun 1813
Last Edited4 Jun 2014
     Thomazine Whelan married George Ashbridge Fairlamb Md, son of John Fairlamb and Susanna Ashbridge; his 1st wife.2
Thomazine Whelan died on 22 September 1813 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
Thomazine Whelan was buried after 22 September 1813 at Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
     Thomazine Whelan was also known as Thomasine Whelen.3,2

Family

George Ashbridge Fairlamb Md b. 1787, d. 1829

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. [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. 85. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, LTC George Ashbridge Fairlamb: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=1&GScid=2271977&GRid=102184417&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

George Washington Whelan1

M, #38223, b. March 1799
FatherDennis Whelan Jr.1 b. 19 Jan 1761, d. 1819
MotherMary Downing1 b. 14 Oct 1763, d. 20 Jun 1813
Last Edited27 May 2014
     George Washington Whelan was born in March 1799.1

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.

Sarah Whelan1

F, #38224, d. circa 1818
FatherDennis Whelan Jr.1 b. 19 Jan 1761, d. 1819
MotherMary Downing1 b. 14 Oct 1763, d. 20 Jun 1813
Last Edited27 May 2014
     Sarah Whelan died circa 1818.1

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.

Joseph Whelan1

M, #38225
FatherDennis Whelan Jr.1 b. 19 Jan 1761, d. 1819
MotherMary Downing1 b. 14 Oct 1763, d. 20 Jun 1813
Last Edited27 May 2014
     Joseph Whelan died; in infancy.1

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.

Charles T. Downing1,2,3

M, #38226, b. 2 May 1865, d. 26 February 1947
FatherSamuel Rhoads Downing2,4 b. 3 Sep 1833, d. 11 Jan 1927
MotherMary C. Miller Goodwin2,4 b. 8 Jan 1839, d. 8 Aug 1910
Last Edited26 Sep 2017
     Charles T. Downing married Alice I. (?)5 Charles T. Downing was born on 2 May 1865 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2
Charles T. Downing died on 26 February 1947 at Paoli Road, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 81.2
Charles T. Downing was buried after 26 February 1947 at Goshen Friend Burial Ground, West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Find A Grave website:
Birth: May 2, 1865
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1947
Paoli Road
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Samuel Rhodes Downing and Mary Goodwin Downing. Married Alice Irwin in 1915.

Smedley Family, p. 556: "is farming the homestead, unmarried." Quaker records indicate his name as C. Thomas Downing. Book is from 1895.

"Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester county (etc.)', 1893:
"Charles T. Downing, the second son, was educated principally at the Pennsylvania State college in Centre county, Pennsylvania, and is now engaged in farming in East Goshen township, this county."

Family links:
Parents:
Samuel Rhodes Downing (1833 - 1927)
Mary C. Goodwin Downing (1839 - 1910)

Spouse:
Alice I. Sheffer Downing (1871 - 1953)

Sibling:
Charles Downing (1865 - 1947)
George Miller Downing (1868 - 1943)*

*Calculated relationship


Burial:
Goshen Friends Burial Ground
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Entry From Meeting Records

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Maintained by: Ray Downing
Originally Created by: Dan Oh
Record added: Mar 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34899087.2
     Charles T. Downing was listed as a resident in Samuel Rhoads Downing and Mary C. Miller Goodwin's household in the census report on 16 August 1870 at U. S. Census, East Goshen Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 115-A, lines 18-26, dwelling 57, family 59
     18 DOWNING, Samuel R. 37 [1833] M W Farmer $10,000 $10,000 PA
     19 " , Mary G. 32 [1838] F W Keeping House $20,750, $3,000 PA
     20 " , Henry N. 8 [1862] M W attending school PA
     21 " , Thomas 5 [1865] M W PA
     22 " , George M. 2 [1868] M W PA
     23 GOODWIN, Phebe 73 [1797] F W $8000 PA
     24 HANS, Hannah 40 [1830] F W $2000 PA
     25 " , Hannah M. 20 [1850] F W PA
     26 CHERICK, Rachel 74 [1796] F Mulato Domestic Servant PA.6

Charles T. Downing was listed as a resident in Samuel Rhoads Downing and Mary C. Miller Goodwin's household in the census report on 2 June 1900 at U. S. Census, East Goshen Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 2-A, lines 45-50, dwelling 28, family 28
     45 DOWNING, Samuel Head W M Mar 1832 68 Married 36yrs PA PA PA Farmer
     46 " , Mary G. Wife W F Jan 1839 61 Married 36yrs 3-children-born 3-children-living PA PA PA
     47 " , Henry M. Son W M Mar 1862 38 Single PA PA PA Doctor
     48 " , Charles T. Son W M May 1865 35 Single PA PA PA Farm Laborer
     49 PORTER, Sarah Boarder W F May 1865 35 Single Ireland Ireland Ireland Immigrated-1888 Servant
     50 " , Robert Boarder W M Nov 1890 9 Single PA Ireland Ireland.3

Charles T. Downing was listed as a resident in Samuel Rhoads Downing and Mary C. Miller Goodwin's household in the census report on 25 April 1910 at U. S. Census, East Goshen Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 4-A, lines 38-43, dwelling 68, family 69
     38 DOWNING, Samuel R Head M W 76 [1834] M Married 1x 48yrs PA PA PA Own Income
     39 " , Mary G. Wife F W 73 [1837] Married 1x 48yrs 3-children-bork 2-children-living PA PA PA none
     40 " , Charles T. Son M W 44 [1866] Single PA PA PA Farmer General Farm
     41 PORTER, Robert Boarder M W 20 [1890] Single PA Ireland Ireland Steward Lawyers Office
     42 STROHM, Elizabeth Servant F W 40 [1870] Married 1x 2-children-born 1-child-living Ireland Ireland Ireland Housekeeper Private Family
     43 " , Clara Boarder F W 9 [1901] Single PA Ireland Ireland none attended school.7

Charles T. Downing was listed as a resident in Samuel Rhoads Downing's household in the census report on 7 January 1920 at U. S. Census, East Goshen Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 3-B, lines 54-61, dwelling 58, family 60
     54 DOWNING, Samuel R. Head M W 86 [1834 Widowed PA US US None
     55 " , Charles T son M W 54 [1866] Married PA PA PA Farmer General farm
     56 " , Alice I Daughter-in-law F W 48 [1872] Married PA PA PA None
     57 SCHAFFER, John Irwin Step Grandson M W 24 [1896] single PA PA PA Laborer farm
     58 " , Robert B Step Grandson M W 17 [1903] single CT PA PA None
     59 STROHM, Elizabeth Servant F W 47 [1873] Widow Ireland Ireland Ireland servant private family
     60 " , Clara E. Servant F W 17 [1903] PA PA Ireland None
     61 LAWRENCE, Jess Servant M Black 19 [1901] single PA US PA Labourer farm.5

Family

Alice I. (?)

Citations

  1. Middle initial "T" from 1900 census.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Charles Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34899087. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S3484] 1900 Federal Census, 1900 Census PA, Chester Co., East Gosehn Township
    , Year: 1900; Census Place: East Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1392; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0060; FHL microfilm: 1241392
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&indiv=try&h=46350467
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7602/004115058_00670?pid=46350467&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1900usfedcen%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D46350467&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=004115058_00670
  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. 618. Hereinafter cited as Wiley [1893] Biog & Portrai Cyclopedia Chester Co.
  5. [S3584] 1920 Federal Census, 1920 Census PA, Chester Co., East Gosehn Township
    , Year: 1920; Census Place: East Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1550; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 31; Image: 101
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&indiv=try&h=49987963
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/6061/4383794_00101?pid=49987963&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1852%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1920usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DSamuel%2520Rhoads%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msbdy%3D1833%26msbpn__ftp%3DChester%2520Co.,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msbpn%3D583%26msbpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C0%257C0%257C%26msfng%3DSandwith%2520Drinker%26msfns%3DDowning%26msmng%3DLydia%26msmns%3DSmedley%26mssng%3DMary%2520C.%2520Miller%26mssns%3DGoodwin%26mscng%3DHenry%2520Miller%26mscng1%3DCharles%2520T.%26mscng2%3DGeorge%2520Miller%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26ssrc%3Dpt_t105731094_p120046190758%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D49987963%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&ssrc=pt_t105731094_p120046190758&treeid=105731094&personid=120046190758&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1852&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  6. [S3489] 1880 Federal Census, 1880 Census PA, Chester Co., East Goshen Township, Year: 1870; Census Place: East Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1323; Page: 115A; Image: 111910; Family History Library Film: 552822
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=4235279
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278543_00234?pid=7817190&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg549%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3DGeorge%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%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%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D1%26h%3D7817190%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg549&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  7. [S3485] 1910 Federal Census, 1910 Census PA, Chester Co., East Gosehn Township
    , Year: 1910; Census Place: East Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1327; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0020; FHL microfilm: 1375340
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=24212114
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7884/4449763_01116?pid=24212114&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%3D1%26h%3D24212114%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg481&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Sarah Downing1,2

F, #38227, b. 1 August 1773, d. 1857
FatherJoseph Downing3,2,4 b. 30 Apr 1734, d. 7 Oct 1804
MotherMary Trimble3,5,2,4 b. 8 Oct 1736, d. 4 Jul 1807
Last Edited3 Jan 2017
     Sarah Downing was born on 1 August 1773 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; confirmed by Quaker record.1,2,4 She married Samuel Webster before 1797 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1st known son, Richard, b1797.1,2
Sarah Downing died in 1857 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,2
     Sarah Downing appeared in the census of 1840 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [ext door to her son John?]
p. 91, line 28
     Name:     Sarah Webster
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1 [1811-20] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10] 1 of 4 possible sons
     Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     1 [1791-1800] Richard b1797 or Thomas b1799
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69:     1 [1771-80] Sarah (Downing) b1773
     Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade:     3
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     4
     Total Free White Persons:     5
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     5.6

Sarah Downing was listed as a resident in Joseph Webster and Sarah (?)'s household in the census report on 24 August 1850 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 248-A, lines 20-28, dwelling 263, family 268
     20 WEBSTER, Joseph 42 [1808] M Transporter $11,000 Carroll Co MD
     21 " , Sarah 32 [1818] F Chester Co PA
     22 " , Mary E. 9 [1841] F Chester Co PA attended school
     23 " , Henry C. 7 [1843] M Chester Co PA attended school
     24 " , Isaac 44 [1806] M Transporter Carroll Co MD
     25 " , Thomas 51 [1799] M None Carroll Co MD
     26 HIEL, John 24 [1826] Labourer ?
     27 WEBSTER, Sarah 77 [1773] F Chester Co PA
     28 INGRAM, Emeline 27 [1823] F Chester Co PA.7

Family

Samuel Webster d. 1807
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=I592
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [S2349] 1840 Federal Census, 1840 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Year: 1840; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 453; Page: 91; Image: 187; Family History Library Film: 0020542
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1931&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1840usfedcenancestry&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=sarah&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=webster&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msbdy=1773&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&_83004003-n_xcl=m&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=USFEDCEN&fh=0&h=2785227&recoff=7%208&ml_rpos=1
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8057/4409552_00187?pid=2785227&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1931%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1840usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3Dsarah%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3Dwebster%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1773%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%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D0%26h%3D2785227%26recoff%3D7%25208%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1931&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  7. [S2348] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_766; Page: 248A; Image: 66
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=448982
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191089-00066?pid=448989&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1931%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3Dsarah%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3Dwebster%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1773%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%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D0%26h%3D448989%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1931&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Samuel Webster1

M, #38228, d. 1807
Last Edited3 Jan 2017
     Samuel Webster was born at Hartord Co., Maryland, USA.1 He married Sarah Downing, daughter of Joseph Downing and Mary Trimble, before 1797 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; 1st known son, Richard, b1797.1,2
Samuel Webster died in 1807.1
     Samuel Webster Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, Page 704.1

Samuel Webster 'He was a Methodist minister, and resided in Hartford County, Maryland. After his decease Sarah moved to Downingtown, Chester County, PA.1'

Family

Sarah Downing b. 1 Aug 1773, d. 1857
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.

Richard Webster1

M, #38229, b. 1797, d. September 1870
FatherSamuel Webster1 d. 1807
MotherSarah Downing1 b. 1 Aug 1773, d. 1857
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Richard Webster was born in 1797.1
Richard Webster died in September 1870.1

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.

Thomas Webster1

M, #38230, b. 1799, d. November 1854
FatherSamuel Webster1 d. 1807
MotherSarah Downing1 b. 1 Aug 1773, d. 1857
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Thomas Webster was born in 1799.1
Thomas Webster died in November 1854.1
     Thomas Webster was listed as a resident in Joseph Webster and Sarah (?)'s household in the census report on 24 August 1850 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 248-A, lines 20-28, dwelling 263, family 268
     20 WEBSTER, Joseph 42 [1808] M Transporter $11,000 Carroll Co MD
     21 " , Sarah 32 [1818] F Chester Co PA
     22 " , Mary E. 9 [1841] F Chester Co PA attended school
     23 " , Henry C. 7 [1843] M Chester Co PA attended school
     24 " , Isaac 44 [1806] M Transporter Carroll Co MD
     25 " , Thomas 51 [1799] M None Carroll Co MD
     26 HIEL, John 24 [1826] Labourer ?
     27 WEBSTER, Sarah 77 [1773] F Chester Co PA
     28 INGRAM, Emeline 27 [1823] F Chester Co PA.2

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. [S2348] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_766; Page: 248A; Image: 66
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=448982
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191089-00066?pid=448989&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1931%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3Dsarah%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3Dwebster%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1773%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%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D0%26h%3D448989%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1931&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Samuel Webster Jr.1

M, #38231, b. 3 November 1800, d. 6 June 1889
FatherSamuel Webster1 d. 1807
MotherSarah Downing1 b. 1 Aug 1773, d. 1857
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Samuel Webster Jr. married Mary Mercer.1 Samuel Webster Jr. was born on 3 November 1800.1
Samuel Webster Jr. died on 6 June 1889 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 88.1
     Samuel Webster Jr. Samuel Webster, Jr., is buried in the Downingtown Friends Burial Ground, Downingtown, Chester co., PA.1

Family

Mary Mercer

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.

James Webster1

M, #38232, b. 26 March 1802, d. 22 February 1884
FatherSamuel Webster1 d. 1807
MotherSarah Downing1 b. 1 Aug 1773, d. 1857
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     James Webster was born on 26 March 1802.1
James Webster died on 22 February 1884 at age 81.1

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.

Isaac Webster1

M, #38234, b. 5 December 1805, d. 20 February 1884
FatherSamuel Webster1 d. 1807
MotherSarah Downing1 b. 1 Aug 1773, d. 1857
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Isaac Webster was born on 5 December 1805.1
Isaac Webster died on 20 February 1884 at age 78.1
     Isaac Webster was listed as a resident in Joseph Webster and Sarah (?)'s household in the census report on 24 August 1850 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 248-A, lines 20-28, dwelling 263, family 268
     20 WEBSTER, Joseph 42 [1808] M Transporter $11,000 Carroll Co MD
     21 " , Sarah 32 [1818] F Chester Co PA
     22 " , Mary E. 9 [1841] F Chester Co PA attended school
     23 " , Henry C. 7 [1843] M Chester Co PA attended school
     24 " , Isaac 44 [1806] M Transporter Carroll Co MD
     25 " , Thomas 51 [1799] M None Carroll Co MD
     26 HIEL, John 24 [1826] Labourer ?
     27 WEBSTER, Sarah 77 [1773] F Chester Co PA
     28 INGRAM, Emeline 27 [1823] F Chester Co PA.2

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. [S2348] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_766; Page: 248A; Image: 66
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=448982
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191089-00066?pid=448989&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1931%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3Dsarah%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3Dwebster%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1773%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%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D0%26h%3D448989%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1931&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Joseph Webster1

M, #38235, b. 11 February 1808, d. 4 February 1855
FatherSamuel Webster1 d. 1807
MotherSarah Downing1 b. 1 Aug 1773, d. 1857
Last Edited3 Jan 2017
     Joseph Webster married Sarah (?)2 Joseph Webster was born on 11 February 1808.1
Joseph Webster died on 4 February 1855 at age 46.1
     Joseph Webster and Sarah (?) appeared in the census of 24 August 1850 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 248-A, lines 20-28, dwelling 263, family 268
     20 WEBSTER, Joseph 42 [1808] M Transporter $11,000 Carroll Co MD
     21 " , Sarah 32 [1818] F Chester Co PA
     22 " , Mary E. 9 [1841] F Chester Co PA attended school
     23 " , Henry C. 7 [1843] M Chester Co PA attended school
     24 " , Isaac 44 [1806] M Transporter Carroll Co MD
     25 " , Thomas 51 [1799] M None Carroll Co MD
     26 HIEL, John 24 [1826] Labourer ?
     27 WEBSTER, Sarah 77 [1773] F Chester Co PA
     28 INGRAM, Emeline 27 [1823] F Chester Co PA.2

Family

Sarah (?) b. c 1818
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. [S2348] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_766; Page: 248A; Image: 66
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=448982
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191089-00066?pid=448989&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1931%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3Dsarah%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3Dwebster%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1773%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%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D0%26h%3D448989%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1931&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Joel C. Baily1

M, #38237, b. 2 May 1790, d. 28 July 1868
Last Edited8 Feb 2017
     Joel C. Baily was born on 2 May 1790 at Pr. Andover, New Jersey, USA.1 He married Ann D. Kennedy, daughter of Samuel Kennedy and Thomazine Downing, on 15 April 1816.1
Joel C. Baily died on 28 July 1868 at Marshallton Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 78.1
     Joel C. Baily From the research of Gertrude E. (Lomas) Manley, Bohemia, NY.1

Joel C. Baily Joel was the first child born to Abraham Baily and Phebe (Carpenter) Baily. He was born on 2 March (3 mo) 1790. His full sister, Hannah H. Baily, was born three years later. Joel's father was an entrepreneur and medical doctor. When Joel was born his father and two other partners were in the iron business in Sussex County, NJ. Therefore, it is assumed that Joel was born in New Jersey, possibly Andover. His mother died when Joel was very young. She died in New Jersey. We assum she died in childbirth or shortly after the birth of Hannah. His father moved after 1794 from NJ to Chester county, PA. We do not know who took care of the children during this interval. When Joel was 12 years old, his father married Joel's aunt, his mother's sister. This leaves us to wonder if she was the one who was caring for the two children. Joel's father was active politically and was away from home at times Eventually to this marriage were born four more children giving Joel three step-sisters and one step-brother. Two weeks before his 26th birthday, on 15 Feb 1816, Joel married 18 year old Ann D. Kennedy. Ann was born on 22 Dec 1797. Her father was Samuel Kennedy; her mother was Thomazine (Downing) Kennedy. They resided in Marshallton, Chester co., PA, where Joel was a merchant. Joe and Ann had three children. Their forst born was a daughter, Phebe Ann Baily, who was born in West Chester on 4 May 1817. Their second was Richard Downing Baily, b. 20 Jan 1818. Their third was Samuel Kennedy Baily, b. 12 Feb 1820. Joel C. Baily died on 289 May 1868. He was 78 years old. His obituary appeared in the 'Village Record' newspaper on May 30, 1868. It reads: 'Death Notice BAILY - At his residence in Marshallton, on the 28th inst. JOEL C. BAILY, in the 79th year of his age. The funeral to take place in Marshallton, on Sunday next, to leave the house at 2 o, p.m. Friends are invited to attend.' His wife, Ann, died less than three years later on 9 Jan 1871 at the age of 73.1

Family

Ann D. Kennedy b. 22 Dec 1797, d. 9 Jan 1871
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.

Samuel Kennedy Baily1

M, #38238, b. 12 February 1820, d. 6 October 1858
FatherJoel C. Baily1 b. 2 May 1790, d. 28 Jul 1868
MotherAnn D. Kennedy1 b. 22 Dec 1797, d. 9 Jan 1871
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Samuel Kennedy Baily was born on 12 February 1820 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
Samuel Kennedy Baily died on 6 October 1858 at West Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 38.1

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.

Ann Eliza Carpenter1

F, #38239, d. 17 June 1865
Last Edited27 Sep 2014
     Ann Eliza Carpenter and Richard Downing Baily were divorced; N.1 Ann Eliza Carpenter married Richard Downing Baily, son of Joel C. Baily and Ann D. Kennedy, on 18 November 1841.1
Ann Eliza Carpenter died on 17 June 1865.1

Family

Richard Downing Baily b. 20 Jan 1818, d. 24 Sep 1855

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.

Thomazine Downing1,2

F, #38240, b. 31 March 1765, d. April 1823
FatherJoseph Downing3,2,4 b. 30 Apr 1734, d. 7 Oct 1804
MotherMary Trimble3,5,2,4 b. 8 Oct 1736, d. 4 Jul 1807
Last Edited3 Jun 2014
     Thomazine Downing was buried at Uwchlan Friends Burial Ground, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She was born on 31 March 1765 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; confirmed by Quaker record.1,2,4 She married Samuel Kennedy in 1794.1,2
Thomazine Downing died in April 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 58.1
     Thomazine Downing Name also recorded as 'Thomasine' in father's will.1

Thomazine Downing Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, Page 704: 'Thomazine, after the marriage of her daughter, made her home with her. She died at Thomas Marshall's, in Sadsbury (a brother-in-law of her daughter's of a fever after nine days illness, and was buried at Uwchlan Friend's grounds.1'

Family

Samuel Kennedy d. 1797
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=I589
  4. [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.
  5. [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.

Samuel Kennedy1

M, #38241, d. 1797
Last Edited27 May 2014
     Samuel Kennedy married Thomazine Downing, daughter of Joseph Downing and Mary Trimble, in 1794.1,2
Samuel Kennedy died in 1797; Accident; see notes.1
     Samuel Kennedy Genealogy of the Palmer-Trimble Families, Pages 703-4: 'No further record of dates concerning him obtained. He was a contractor in the making of the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, and according to the accident lost his life by the accidental discharge of a firearm by a sister-in-law, probably about the latter part of 1797. It is claimed that the youngest daughter was born after her father's death. It is related that this daughter had heard hear mother say that her father had two sisters living in New York City, and that he had probably come from there.1'

Family

Thomazine Downing b. 31 Mar 1765, d. Apr 1823
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.

Mary Kennedy1

F, #38242, b. 20 February 1796
FatherSamuel Kennedy1 d. 1797
MotherThomazine Downing1 b. 31 Mar 1765, d. Apr 1823
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Mary Kennedy was born on 20 February 1796.1

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.

Ann D. Kennedy1

F, #38243, b. 22 December 1797, d. 9 January 1871
FatherSamuel Kennedy1 d. 1797
MotherThomazine Downing1 b. 31 Mar 1765, d. Apr 1823
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Ann D. Kennedy was born on 22 December 1797.1 She married Joel C. Baily on 15 April 1816.1
Ann D. Kennedy died on 9 January 1871 at age 73.1
     Ann D. Kennedy See notes for father (Samuel Kennedy) relating to his death before her birth.1

Family

Joel C. Baily b. 2 May 1790, d. 28 Jul 1868
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.

Milton Durnall1

M, #38244
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Milton Durnall and Phebe Ann Kennedy were divorced; N.1 Milton Durnall married Phebe Ann Kennedy, daughter of Joel C. Baily and Ann D. Kennedy, on 20 March 1845 at West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1

Family

Phebe Ann Kennedy b. 4 May 1817, d. 5 Jul 1904

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.

Richard Downing Baily1

M, #38245, b. 20 January 1818, d. 24 September 1855
FatherJoel C. Baily1 b. 2 May 1790, d. 28 Jul 1868
MotherAnn D. Kennedy1 b. 22 Dec 1797, d. 9 Jan 1871
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Richard Downing Baily and Ann Eliza Carpenter were divorced; N.1 Richard Downing Baily was born on 20 January 1818 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Ann Eliza Carpenter on 18 November 1841.1
Richard Downing Baily died on 24 September 1855 at age 37.1
     Richard Downing Baily From the genealogical files of Gertrude E. 'Trudi' (Lomas) Manley, Bohemia, NY: 'Richard was the first of his siblings to marry. He was 23 when he married his cousin, Ann Eliza Carpenter, on 18 November 1841. We do not know her age or where they were married. We assume they were married in Bradford, Chester county, PA. They resided in West Bradford, Chester county, PA. The 1842 West Bradford township census lists Richard Downing Baily as a cabinet-maker. 'On his 21st birthday, Richard was given a small handmade beaded purse as a present. On one side the beads spelled out 1839. On the other were the initials R D B. On the inside in this inscription: 'presented to Richard D. Baily on his 21st birthday, by his affectionate and grateful cousin, Ann Eliza Carpenter'. This purse is currently in the possession of Olivia Lowrance, his great granddaughter.1'

Family

Ann Eliza Carpenter d. 17 Jun 1865

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.

Phebe Ann Kennedy1

F, #38246, b. 4 May 1817, d. 5 July 1904
FatherJoel C. Baily1 b. 2 May 1790, d. 28 Jul 1868
MotherAnn D. Kennedy1 b. 22 Dec 1797, d. 9 Jan 1871
Last Edited3 Feb 2002
     Phebe Ann Kennedy and Milton Durnall were divorced; N.1 Phebe Ann Kennedy was born on 4 May 1817 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married Milton Durnall on 20 March 1845 at West Chester Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
Phebe Ann Kennedy died on 5 July 1904 at Glenmoore Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 87.1

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.

Samuel Valentine1,2

M, #38247, b. 15 February 1776, d. 16 October 1826
FatherRobert Valentine Jr.1,3,2 b. 24 Jun 1752, d. 9 Sep 1803
MotherAnn Thelma Bond1,4,2 b. 29 Oct 1752, d. 2 Oct 1843
Last Edited10 Aug 2017
     Samuel Valentine was born on 15 February 1776 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
Samuel Valentine died on 16 October 1826 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 50; died unmarried.1,2,5
Samuel Valentine was buried after 16 October 1826 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Find A Grave website:
Birth:      unknown
Death:      Oct. 16, 1826
Note: Age at death 50 years.
Burial:
Friends Burial Ground
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: Kenneth Greene
Record added: Aug 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28984315.5

His estate was probated on 19 October 1826 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.6
     Samuel Valentine was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Jr. and Ann Thelma Bond's household in the census report in 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 1793, Abraham 1795, Bond 1797
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] George 1788
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Samuel 1776, Robert 1778, Jacob 1780
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Robert 1752
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Rachel 1784, Thomazine 1774, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Ann (Bond) 1752
     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:     14.7

Samuel Valentine appeared in the census of 1810 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Note: There are 6 "Other Free Persons" in Samuel's household. It is likely that these include his brothers who in 1815 traveled to Centre Co. with him and who were all unmarried in 1810.]
p. 224, line 8
     Name:     Saml Valentine
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     2
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     6 (His brothers/their wives?)
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     3
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     1.8

Samuel Valentine from Beers [1898:69ff]: "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." in 1815 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.9
Samuel Valentine 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. Samuel Valentine was a mentioned with Abraham S. Valentine in 1815 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Linn [1883:56]: "1815 - The annals of this year chronicle the arrival of the Valentine brothers and William A. Thomas, as tenants of the iron-works of John Dunlop, deceased. They operated under a lease from Hon. Charles Huston and John G. Lowrey, administrators, until the 1st of October, 1821, when the force and furnace tracts, together with the Galesburg ore banks, as they were called, were purchased by Samuel Valentine, Jacob Valentine, George Valentine, Robert Valentine and william A. Thomas, for the sum of fourteen thousand dollars, at Orphans' Court sale, of the real estate of John Dunlop; the latter's half-interest in the Washington Works was sold shortly after after his death to Alexander irvine, of Baltimore, for five thousand dollars."

Samuel Valentine appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Newlin Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Note: Samuel #38247 is recorded as having moved to Centre Co. in 1815 though there are no Valentines listed in the 1830 Centre co. census. This Newlin Twp. census listing seems to show a Samuel as married and possibly with a young daughter. the the other male may be a sibling.
p. 294, line 8
     Name:     Samuel Valentine
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Newlin, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:     1 [1802-04] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Samuel b1778
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1810 Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1776-94] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     1
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     4
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     4.10
Samuel Valentine is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.11

Samuel Valentine left a will on 16 August 1826 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:12]: "page 211, SAMUEL VALENTINE, Aug. 16, 1825-Oct. 19, 1826, members of firm of Valentine & Thomas to wit: George, Reuben, Abram S., Bond Valentine, Wm. A. Thomas. Niece Eliza M. Thomas, w/o Wm. A. Thomas. My brothers named, my sister Tomazin Miller. Ex: 5 members of firm. Witness: I. Miller, Rachel Miller."6

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=I1286
  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/, Robert Valentine: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357056. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Thelma Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357057
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Samuel Valentine: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=2271977&GRid=28984315&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  6. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Samuiel Valentine: Will Book A, p. 211. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.
  7. [S2527] 1800 Federal Census, 1800 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 898; Image: 276; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=OQU3072&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&gsfn=Robt&gsln=Valentine&gsfn_x=1&gsln_x=1&msrpn__ftp=chester,%20pennsylvania,%20usa&msrpn__ftp_x=1&msrpn=583&msrpn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=v51&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=0&h=385820&recoff=5%206&ml_rpos=1
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7590/4440863_00276?pid=385820&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DOQU3072%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1800usfedcenancestry%26gsfn%3DRobt%26gsln%3DValentine%26gsfn_x%3D1%26gsln_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp%3Dchester,%2520pennsylvania,%2520usa%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26msrpn%3D583%26msrpn_x%3D1%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26redir%3Dfalse%26uidh%3Dv51%26gss%3Dangs-d%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D385820%26recoff%3D5%25206%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=OQU3072&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  8. [S3458] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Year: 1810; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 224; Image: 00059; 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=6&h=433335&recoff=9&ml_rpos=7
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  9. [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. 69-70. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  10. [S3568] 1820 Federal Census, 1820 Census PA, Chester Co., Newlin Township, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Newlin, Chester, Pennsylvania; Page: 294; NARA Roll: M33_96; Image: 170
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=235366&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1698&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=7613
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7734/4433167_00170?pid=235366&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1698%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1820usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsln%3Dvalentine%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%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%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D8%26h%3D235366%26recoff%3D8%26ml_rpos%3D9&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1698&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  11. [S15] Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA;, Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189.

Jacob Daniel Valentine1,2,3

M, #38248, b. 4 September 1780, d. between 24 October 1823 and 6 November 1823
FatherRobert Valentine Jr.1,4,3 b. 24 Jun 1752, d. 9 Sep 1803
MotherAnn Thelma Bond1,5,3 b. 29 Oct 1752, d. 2 Oct 1843
Last Edited10 Aug 2017
     Jacob Daniel Valentine was born on 4 September 1780 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,3
Jacob Daniel Valentine died between 24 October 1823 and 6 November 1823; died unmarried; Copes citations say he died 6 Nov 1817, but records seem to indicate that his willl was dated 24/10/1823 and probated 6 Nov 1823.3,6,7

His estate was probated on 6 November 1823; Unclear if his will was probated in Chester Co. or Centre Co., where most of those named resided at at the time of his death.7
     Jacob Daniel Valentine was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Jr. and Ann Thelma Bond's household in the census report in 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 1793, Abraham 1795, Bond 1797
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] George 1788
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Samuel 1776, Robert 1778, Jacob 1780
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Robert 1752
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Rachel 1784, Thomazine 1774, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Ann (Bond) 1752
     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:     14.8

Jacob Daniel Valentine was listed as a resident in Samuel Valentine's household in the census report in 1810 at U. S. Census, East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Note: There are 6 "Other Free Persons" in Samuel's household. It is likely that these include his brothers who in 1815 traveled to Centre Co. with him and who were all unmarried in 1810.]
p. 224, line 8
     Name:     Saml Valentine
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     2
     Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1
     Number of All Other Free Persons:     6 (His brothers/their wives?)
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     3
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     1.9
Jacob Daniel Valentine was a witness to the from Beers [1898:69ff]: "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." with Samuel Valentine in 1815 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.10 Jacob Daniel Valentine was a mentioned with Abraham S. Valentine in 1815 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Linn [1883:56]: "1815 - The annals of this year chronicle the arrival of the Valentine brothers and William A. Thomas, as tenants of the iron-works of John Dunlop, deceased. They operated under a lease from Hon. Charles Huston and John G. Lowrey, administrators, until the 1st of October, 1821, when the force and furnace tracts, together with the Galesburg ore banks, as they were called, were purchased by Samuel Valentine, Jacob Valentine, George Valentine, Robert Valentine and william A. Thomas, for the sum of fourteen thousand dollars, at Orphans' Court sale, of the real estate of John Dunlop; the latter's half-interest in the Washington Works was sold shortly after after his death to Alexander irvine, of Baltimore, for five thousand dollars."
Jacob Daniel Valentine 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.
Jacob Daniel Valentine was a witness to the per Cope [1901:305] "He [Bond]was a member of the firm of Valentines and Thomas, having inherited the interest of his older brother, Jacob, who died unmarried." with Bond Valentine after 1817 at Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.6

Jacob Daniel Valentine left a will on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.7

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=I1282
  2. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Jacob Daniel Valentine: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127385351. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  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. 185. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  4. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Robert Valentine: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357056
  5. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Thelma Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357057
  6. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 305.
  7. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.
  8. [S2527] 1800 Federal Census, 1800 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 898; Image: 276; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=OQU3072&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&gsfn=Robt&gsln=Valentine&gsfn_x=1&gsln_x=1&msrpn__ftp=chester,%20pennsylvania,%20usa&msrpn__ftp_x=1&msrpn=583&msrpn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=v51&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=0&h=385820&recoff=5%206&ml_rpos=1
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  9. [S3458] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Year: 1810; Census Place: East Caln, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 47; Page: 224; Image: 00059; 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=6&h=433335&recoff=9&ml_rpos=7
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  10. [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. 69-70. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.

Rachel Valentine1,2

F, #38249, b. 19 July 1784
FatherRobert Valentine Jr.1,3,2 b. 24 Jun 1752, d. 9 Sep 1803
MotherAnn Thelma Bond1,4,2 b. 29 Oct 1752, d. 2 Oct 1843
Last Edited26 May 2014
     Rachel Valentine died at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA.2 She was born on 19 July 1784 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,2 She married John Kearsley on 6 February 1823; per Cope [1901] "no issue."1,2
     Rachel 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.5

Rachel Valentine was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Jr. and Ann Thelma Bond's household in the census report in 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 1793, Abraham 1795, Bond 1797
     Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15:     1 [1785-90] George 1788
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Samuel 1776, Robert 1778, Jacob 1780
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Robert 1752
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     3 [1775-84] Rachel 1784, Thomazine 1774, Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1755] Ann (Bond) 1752
     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:     14.6
Rachel Valentine is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.7

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=I1284
  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/, Robert Valentine: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357056. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  4. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Ann Thelma Bond: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/64853677/person/44127357057
  5. [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.
  6. [S2527] 1800 Federal Census, 1800 Census PA Chester Co East Caln Twp, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Coventry, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 36; Page: 898; Image: 276; Family History Library Film: 363339.
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=OQU3072&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1800usfedcenancestry&gsfn=Robt&gsln=Valentine&gsfn_x=1&gsln_x=1&msrpn__ftp=chester,%20pennsylvania,%20usa&msrpn__ftp_x=1&msrpn=583&msrpn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=v51&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=0&h=385820&recoff=5%206&ml_rpos=1
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7590/4440863_00276?pid=385820&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DOQU3072%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1800usfedcenancestry%26gsfn%3DRobt%26gsln%3DValentine%26gsfn_x%3D1%26gsln_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp%3Dchester,%2520pennsylvania,%2520usa%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26msrpn%3D583%26msrpn_x%3D1%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26redir%3Dfalse%26uidh%3Dv51%26gss%3Dangs-d%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D385820%26recoff%3D5%25206%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=OQU3072&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  7. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.

John Kearsley1,2

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     John Kearsley married Rachel Valentine, daughter of Robert Valentine Jr. and Ann Thelma Bond, on 6 February 1823; per Cope [1901] "no issue."1,2
     John Kearsley 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.3

John Kearsley per Beers [1898:69] "...of Detroit Mich."4 John Kearsley was also known as Maj. John Kersley.4 John Kearsley was also known as Jonathan Kearsley referred to as "Jonathan" in Jacob Valentine's will.5
John Kearsley is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.5

Family

Rachel Valentine b. 19 Jul 1784

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=I1284
  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. [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.
  4. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA, p. 69.
  5. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.